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1899 Su.' Mo. Tu. We. Th. Fr. Sa. 234568 920 21'2?.Ji14 15 16 J7 18 245 26 27 28 29 30 PHASES. y. First BA3 JQuarter XI p. m. eaFuU rK 2:22 oMooa O p. m. (T Thlrd 0 6:55 VI Quatter 0 a.m. 3gS 10 a.m. BEN HOGAN'S BRAND OF GHARITY. How Bonovolonco Is Practlcally Worked bya Reformod Puglllstln Chlcago. C. 8. Scverance In tlio Clilcago Kecord. Ir. tbes-'1 'irt'-s, wben thn sfnrvim are 'fed with rod tifkt,. is pleasant to ligbt upon suob trork ai is being dcne at Oea Hosnn's Humane Excbango, at "Glinton and Madiaon streotg. At tbis west side reaort from 600 to 800 raen nro fed nnd lodsod daily. Among -these raen of the plaoo aro to bs found murdcrers, r.onfldenco raon, thiovea, cracksraon, tradestnen, fixport nccount ants, cnllego men and an almnst end less varietyof unfortuaatea. Standing back of this mnvemont and exarcising a parental caro over It, ia generou?, big.heartid B-m Hognn, the recon strnoted prizfl-fiKhter and fnrmerly ono of tho mnst congpinuons sporting men in Aranricn Pasaine dotvn thn flight of stairs tbat leads frnm tho strepf, tbo viaito'1 -opona a door and looks in at about 5 o'clock in tbe aftornnon, on a most natounUing scene. Two hundred raon nre to bo soen in the one largo rooro. A part of thira, seatod at tables, are eating frora bnwls. Otbers aro stand inei huddlod together, in eroups, and a pitiablo trnesry on stock lexohange proeeedinga is being enautcd. Somo nan tn whom articles of clothing havo hcen civon is riispensing of tbem to his follows. Money is scarci and bid iling is slow. Fivo cents will somo timca purobase a fairly good ovecront, whilo 50 cnnta is abouc tbo maximum prico which suob a garroent will brmg. Shoes aro worth from 5 to 25 cents, accor Hng to quality and condi tion. Wben tbe transfer has been mado and the seller bas reccived bis -caab, bo wniks oror to tbo desic in one corner of fho room and ,.Jays dotvn 2 iens fora moafyttcketfc '" Cheap acrt Wholosomo. For thia i'nvestraent ho roceives a "bowl of nourisbing atew, togeter with uxccllont freah bread and a bowl uf genuinn coffee. Tho stow is composed of bcans, beef and coro etarch, and mthwg but wbolesomo food products enter into its coinpoaition. Io one corner of tbo room is an im provised tailor shop. Horo tho men do tbeir monding. Among thoir nura ber aro tbnso who are oxpnrt with tho neodK If, as occasionally happens, a man ia unaccnstomod to sewing bo uan .eot his ropairing neatly dnno by a fol lnw sojojruer at a cost of a fow pen nies. And this is also true in tho soc tiun of tbe room wbere barbjring is tlono. In moat casea, howover, tho raen do thoir own sowina. Anotber itnportant adjunct nf tho oatablish meot is tbe nnbhlintj departnent. Tbe basoment is ricb in its provisions for tbo iintnediate necesaities of tbe phyaical man. Tbo pictun tiaq its coaiio as woll as its tracic and pathntio phas'JS. Amoog tho f'equent-rsi of the mtesinn is a man wbn ia known ti hh fellows aa "Jumho. " Ho wei?bs considor. aibly ovor 200 pminds, ivcars a hlack bcard in tha stvln approvxd by anarh ists, and is aitogctner lazy, fat and filthy. Tbis man is about 55 years old and is botb incomppt"nt and indis posod to work. Another froquonter is a man who bas been dubhed by bis -companions as the "Jesuit." Ho is also a middlc-ngod iDcorapetont and ho received bis sobriquet through bis "habit of wearing an imtnonso rope or beaving lino tied firmly around his middle. At tbe Lodging Houpb. The lodging accoaimodationa aro at "22 Meridian Btrnet, known as Hogan's alley Tbo buildine is four storios in beight and tbore are bunkB to accora uiodate 500 raen. In times of ruali 100 additionnl sleepcrs fjnd placca on tho iloors. Tho flrut floor is gison up to an olllco, a sittiag room and a wash room. In tbo wasbroom may bo had warm watnr and faoilitics for wasbing clotbes. It is equipped with a drum, In wnich fifty suits of underwear raay bo dried at one titno. Tbo tbreer up per floors of the building aro devotod ontirolv to sleepiug. Thoy nre filled with pluin board bunks witbout mat tresses or pillows. Tho bunks are ar rangod in tiers, one above anothor, and eacb raorning tboy are swopt out and rnade clean'. Every window in tbe building ia tigbtly ulosod and two largo stoves on eacb floor keep tbe temporaturo up to summer heat tbrougbout tho nigbt. Many of the men removo all of thoir olotbing, ua Ing it for a mattrcss and pillows. Tho clannisbnesa of tba men is in evfdenco bore., On odo floor 'ho Amorlran, Irisb and Germana sleep, on another tbe Polcs and Danes aro found, and tbe other iloor is almost ontiroly flllod with Sivedos. In tbe spring tho wln dowa aro covered witb oanvas and tbess rooras uro fumigated tboroughly onco a montb. Requires Great Taet. It roquires consummato skill and ox- traorditiary taut to handlt tbis bndj of men and to keep tbetn witbin bounda. Keduco'l by thoir povorty to the direst want, thoy becouio of ni'coasity desper ato. Those who are not nlready orim iual, are in iraminons danger of fall ing into that dan-i. Many of tbem are daring ai woll asdedperate. Tbere nro bnld spirits who. havo bravcd tbe tnrrors of tho frigit! zonos and endurod tbe beat uf tbo in.plca in tbeir qUest for goltl and adrontures. Thoro is more than ono ballled prospoctor from, tbe Klondiko vvtio seeka shelter at niubt in Ben Hogan's mission and the sailors can be cuuutod by tny snore. Tbe safoty of Chicago's stroeta at night und tha eocurity of her homss and property by day is dependont in large dogree Upon tbis clomont. It is tbis fcaturo of tho caae tbat makes tbo nork of. proriding for them a down rigbt ncc?ssity and the question, aside from its Ohristian and humanitarian aspaots, Is ono that ia onlisting tbe syrapatby and co oporatinn of tbe best claascs f people iu tbis and overy city. ' And tbis Inads up to tbe metb ods ana personality of tbo man wbo has this work in obarge. The Man Himsolf. Don Hogan is an interesting Dguro. Ho ia now about C0 jears old. His oarly carcor as a sporting man and prize fighter was fuil of adventures and dangor During tho war he was ii blocuade runnor in Charleston har bor. Ho was 8Mitin!"d in Washing ton tn be shot, but Abrahatu Lincoln pardoned liim. Later he wont to the oil liehia of Pennsylvania, whoro he mado fortunps in runriing sporting re sort?, gambling-hnusos, 'conceit balls and salnons. Having made all tho mony ho wanto.1, Mr. Hogan startod for Paria, but was convertod in Now i'ork city. He immediatoly devotpd his life to missioti work, in v.'hiuli ho bna bueo engaged evor aince He was a sport of tbo old scbool and was the asaociato of Morrissoy and Jnhu C. Hcenan. II is last battln in tbe prizo ring waa fougbt with Tom Allen in 187.3 at Council Blulla and was for tbe chumpionship of Ainerica. Mr. Hogan carae to Chicago with Major Wbittle to npen the old Karwell hall and 'tboy ,hold mpetingd thero threo wooks. He 'htta tlono missioD work in Berlin, Far is, Londop and all tbo way from Now YorK to tho Sandwicb islands and buck again. Ho bas spoken in many of tho Ipading cburches in tbis coun try and Europn nnd for t.o flrat two years in which he was engaged io miasion work ho hired his own opora hnuso and paid n 1 1 bis own oxpenbo. Hia aim, bowaver, was to get among tho po-r peoplo and he aiiandonad supaking tn wealthv conarcations, 1'hrnueh tho aid of T. W. Harvey ho npencd a mission oo Madison atreat In Cbicago. ' Having experi-'ncod all tho ups and rlonna inoidont to a wayward carecr, Mr. Hogan is ominontly qualiGnd for tbo work to whiob be is deroting bis lifp. Sometimes Uscs His Fists. Ben Hogan proaohps rlain and forci ble sormona. An intoxicatdd man came into his mission one day last week aou aitHinpted to create a dia turbance. Tho fellow was abusive, and spoiling fnr a ligbt. Seeing tbat kmd worda were of nn nvail in tbia caaa liuD prjmptly knocked tho tuan down nnd lcicKud bim out tbo door. "Is tbat tbo way ynu preach tbo ttoa- peiy'asUed tbo .aatnnjsbed jntruder.i '. tesi'v.- ropliou Hogan, with roy raoutb, my ilat and ray boots." On anothor occaaion a quarrelsome sailnr drew a long dlrK on Hogan and made a vicious lunge at bim. Dodiging tbe tbrust Mr. Hogan dcalt tbe ni.;n a kaock-out blow on tbo jugular aod diearmed bim as be l.iy on tbo floor. Wben tbe aailor hud rogaitieu bis feut Bon banded bim the knife and asked hiiu to try it agaiD. Tbo felbw h ad nnougb, howerer, and showod no iu clination tornpeat tho oxperience. He is a regular attendaot at tbe mission now, and u warm frionci of Hogan's, In the eronings Mr. Hogan frequont ly gives tho boys an informal tnlk. Ho doeaa't touub on religion mucb, but be dcals witb sucb bomoly virtuoa as truthfulness, honesty, industry, so briety and purity. Tbey aro not ready for the aieat of tho gospel, out ho gives them a little uf tbo railk. His practiced eye can look a man tbrough in an inatai.it and ho norer fails to do tect bineath thi coarso ezterior a poa sibly dying spark of solf-rospocting manbond. And wbon ho has found it ho knows bon to kindlo it into a flarae. There is many a sober and in dustrious man in Obicago to-day who owcs his self-respcct to Ben Hogan's oncouraging word and holping hand. Regarding bis raetbods, Mr. Hognn bas tho following to eayi Principles on Which Ho Works. "If you find a man for nothiog nnd sleep a man for notbing you make bim a duui aud worso tuan a nuthing. When 1 ostablishod thia work evnry tbiDg was freo and I soon dissovered tbat I was doing more harm tban good. The lodgins-bouse was not in cluded in my original plan, but it eoon becnmo ovidcnt that it was a nec essity. One of threo thinga confront ed tbo claas of men who came to my. missnn. Eitherthey must sleep in a barrol-houao, lay in tbo lackup or walk the stre6ta all night. Under theao circumfitaucos a man becomcs diasipated, lazy, sick and a bum. And so to my plan of feoding tha mon I addcd tbo plan of iodging tbem. At first I hopod to feed 100 men a day, but the work bas growo and cow I am feeding and lodging from C00 to 8C0 men overy day. Out of thia nuraber less than 5 por ceut. are trampi, and I like tbis claas of men as I do a rattle snake. A man can live witb mo for 8 cents a day. Of courae if a fellow comes in hungry ur tired and. has not tho 2 cents with whhb to purcbasa a meal or a lodging I give it to liim free. But I discountenanco tbis sort of tbing and teach them to pay for tbeir accommodations. Many of tbem got odd jobs and manage to earn tbeir own way tbua. I am dealing for the most part witb men out of work. A kind word savcs lifo sometimes. It iB sometimea necessary to rule with an iron rod in doaling with theso mon, and occasionally tbey hato mo just aa Ohrist was hated by thoso be bene flted." Thero are about 200 mon from 40 to 50 years old who live regularly at tbis mission, carnlng their wny byodd joba tbat thoy pick up about tbe city. Thoy aro too feeblo to work. more than an bour at a tlmo and can only bopo to recoivo a few conts for tho labor Bennington Church Direotory Second Congrcgatioual, Cor. Ma'n and Suhool Sta. ; Re-. Onarlea R. tiey uiour, paator; Sunday proaobing eet vicea 11 a. m. and 7 p. ra. ! Suoaay achool directly aftor morning Bervice. Cbristian Endeavor at 3-30 and 3 p. ra., on Sunday; "Guideboard" brancb achool, 3:30 p. m ; raidwoek meetmas on Thuraday evenings in cnaR Tuesday erenings at "Guideboard. at7.30. . . St Francis de Sales, Catbohc, Mao St., Rov. A. J. Barron, paator; Bun aay aorvicea: Mass ut8 a. m , H'KD Mass and eorraon at 10 n. m., Rosarj, Benodiotion of Blesaed Sacratoeut at i p. mi St. Poter'a nhurcn, Epiacopal, Cor. Pleasant and School Sts., Rev. PlnHP Sohuyler, rector; Sunday services: Holy Oomraunion at 7:30 a. m , oxcept firat Sunday in montb, Morning Prayer and aorraon at 10:30 a. ta., Sunday achool at 12 m.,Evoning Prayer at o p. in. Daily Morning Prayer 9 o'clock, Friday evening 7:30. Firet Methouist Episcopal, MainSt., Rov. Jnme8 L. Atwell, paator; Sunday sorvicea: Brotberbood raeeting at 9:45 a. m., tircaching at 10:30 n. iri. and 7 p. in., Sunday achool Bt 12 m., Ep wprth League at 6 p. m. ; society meot ings nn Mnnday nights: Junior League, Tuesdays at 4 p. ra. ; clasa meotinga Tuesdays and Wcdneadays at f :30 p. ra. ; gonctal prayor raeeting on Tburaday evenings: Ladiea' Aia Soci oty. Friday eveoings, fnrtniabtly. First Baptiat Cburch, Cor. Main nnd Willow Sts., Rev Goorge BeDedict Lawson, pastur. Regular sorvicea: Sunday raorning wnrsbip at 10:30 a. m., Biblo sohool at 12 m.. Junior En deavor at 3:30 p. ra. , Senior Endeavor at C p. ta.. evening worsbip at 7: aervice of prayer Tbursdays at 7:30 p.m. All tbo seats are free nt all services. Sucrpd Heart Ohurch, Scbool St., Rov. Phileas E. LaChance, paator; Mass at 8:30 and 10:30 n. m., Vesper sflrvice at 3 p. m., Sunday scbool class after Mass. First Congregatioaal . Churcb, Cor. Monument Ave. and Main atreet, Rov. M. L. Severance pastor: Sunday sor vicea, 11 a. m., Sunday scbool 12:30 p. di., ovoning serrico 7; prayer nieet ing oo. Tbursdays at 7 p. m. North Bennington. First (Jongegational, Bank St , Rec. O. H. Pock, pa9tor: Sunday sprvicps: Public worehlp, 11 a. m. : Bible school. 12:10; Cbristian Endeavor meoting at 6 p m. ; evening union aer vica, nlternates hctroen BaatNt and CnngrogatioDal churches nt 7.30;. ni. : mid week meoting Thuraday, at 7:30 p. tn. First Baptist, Cburch St., Rsv. R D. Tozor, pastor: Sunday services: publio worsbip. 11 a. ni. ; Bihlo snhnol, 12:10; Paptiat union mpetin; at 6 p. ra. ; evening uninn srvice a tornates bitwesn Cnngregational and Baptiat cbucrbes at 7pm ; mid week prayor mnetiocr Thuraday nt 7:30 Mothodist Episcopal, Rev. H, I). Sponcpr, paator. Sunday survices; Publio wursbip, 2 p, tn. ; Epworth Loaguo, 7:30: irlid-weeK prayer meot ing Thursday, 7:30 p. m. thoy rorforra in a day. Thpy bring luncbej that are grven tbem at nrivato Iiousps to the misairn and recei'e thero large bowl of cofTno for 1 crnft Tho "linnd out" Iunches ihat used t.i tio dopositod in tbo nearst nsb ribarre are nqwentPn unfl enjoypd'wBffiWr corupanird by the bowr' of "cofree? wliich Mr.' Hogan furniahoa. In tbis way thouaands of men havo been so bereu. Thero Ia another n'ass of men who are able to obtain work only at certain spanns of tbe year. Having oarn'ed 85 or S0, they form a club of from ten to uiteen merabera and elect a treasurer, He takes charco of all tho funds nnd tbe memb'jrs go to him daily for thoir allowance. In this way and at tbis mission n So nnte will Rupport a man for sixty-two and a hnlf days. Theso club mombors are an honeat lot, wbo lioliove in cutting their agrumentn to suit tbo clotb. A prominont mcrchunt or tbo city said yesterday: "There is not a moveraont in Chicago in behalf uf this class of needy and dpaperntu niPn tnat is accoinplisbmg better ro snlts than Bon Hogan's mission. His Obriatianity is nf tno prnctical kind that gots rigbt hold of tbo hearta of thee fpll'iwi. It shinps with a nlcar and stady ligbt in that darkjbasemout of ii ia and bas ben the means nf res cuing many a man from hiBj life of sin." A Caln ROportod. fl'nn hnrrnn fnlrinrr Hnnr? 'a QnanrtniI11ff ,Sbe gained in hoalth and strongtb nnd was Boon ame to go auout tbo uousc Sho is now enjoying good healtb. Wo tbink Hnod'a Sarsaparilla is tho hrst medicinn thnrn is Minn Nnkfln M. Grosa 39 Browster St., Rockland, M'. Hood's Pills give utrengtb evon whilo tbeir cutbartic qunlities aro at worK. Easy to tako. Accldent on tho NarrowCaugo. When about two and otio half miles from Brattleboro last Saturday, tbe parrow gaugo which lof,t tboro at 40 p. ra.. roucded a abarp cornor and daabcd into a mass of stono and eartb which had rolled upon tho track aa tho reault of a landalide. The engi neer saw thoobstruction in titno to re- verso tho engine, but tho sboclt wben tbo train struck tbo rocks waa enougb to derail and smaab tbo engine to quite a considcrablo oxtont. It waa thrown off towarda tho rlvor bank, whicb nt tbis point is about 30 foet higb, and had it not been far tbo prompt nction on tbe part of tho engi- neer a horrible tragedy would havo re- sulted, as tho train waa crowdod with passengors. It waa a nanow eacape, but boyond a severo sbaking up and n good frigbt no injuries wero reccived by thom. A wrecking train wbich camo up from Brattleboro took them to tbat placo wbere thoy wore forced to roraain until 3:30 tbo noxt day. Askfor Alton's Foot-Enso. A nowdor to ehako into vour sboos. It resta the feet. Ourps Corns, Bun- ions. Swollen and Swoatinu feet At all druggiats and shoe Btores, 25c. Sample FREE. Addreas, Allen S. Oluaated, LoRoy, N. Y. Germans Suspicious oi Inglo-Americans. Washington Oificials Were fprried Over Samoa. No Believe Situation Will ield to Cool Treatment. i;Forcign Offico Disappointed gt'the Latcst Ontbreak. lernuny Wants "Necessary.Guarantecs of Ro" spcct" For Her Treaty night "Washington, Aprll 13. Both the Brlt lsh and German emljasEles here last tlkht received long cablegrams from their forelgn offlces, reportlnB on the ievelopments In Samoa. That frnm Logdon was from the Brltlsh consul at Apla, and sald that the casualtles werp one Brltlsh offlcer kllled and two b' three Amerlcan olflcers kllled and.flvo Arnerican sallorrf wounded, with two Engllsh sailors wounded. The purport of the German dlspatch ls not known. It reached here about S o'clock, and took m hour and a half to decipher. The dlspatch to the Brltlsh embassy was Ia the main a conflrmatlon of the facts glven ln the Assoclated Press dls- patches. It was conservatlve In tone. Onepolnt of slgnincance to the embassy was the fact that lt apparently con trndlcted a publlshed report of a large nunber of casualtles on the side of the Jolnt Amerlcan-Engllsh forces. An other lmportant polnt was that lt an. nounced only one Brltlsh offlcer kllled. Hffle actlon of Great Brltaln in orderlng two more warshlps to Samoa attracted conslderable attentlon, and It was stated that lt the Brltlsh shlps are bo reln forced. Germany would. take slmllar stcps and augmcnt her naval repre tentatlon ln those waters to meet any Dosriole-contlngency. So far, however, no actlo'n looklng to relnforclng the Unlted States naval forcea there has been taken. The vlew Is held in Ger aai clrcles that much.of the delay in letlUnJf the Safnoan troublea. as well as h Bfavo ospect the mntter has as- h the unlted States. . he acute situation ln Samoa gave rlse tol grave apprehenslon among unlted Stotes odlclals early yeaterday, but the cdhcluslon waa reached, as the depart mlnts closed, that the situation Is one thpt will yield to sensible and cool treat- mfnt, lf all the parties to the Berlin tn aty are slncere In nn effort to prcvent ftfther trouble. As put by a cablnet ofjicer, the kllllng of the sailors has not niiterially changed the gcneral problem, taough It has undoubtedly added to the ifTlculty of dealing with the' speclflc Ifuatlon. IThe only offlclal news received touch ins the last Incldent was contalned ln Mmlral Kautz's cablegram. The sec rltary sald that no addltional Instruc irns were to be sent by him to the ad' njlral. The secretary of state, however, hlis been told that he ls at llberty to ifrward any Instructlons to the nd- 4'ral that he may deem necessary, but tjiat If he concludes to do so, he must :vct Immediatelv. aB the mall steamer laves the nearest cablc polnt for Apla tbdav. ( The Phlladelphla was shorthanded for nfllcera before the loss of Lleutenant Lansdale and Enslgn Monaghan, and the department yesterday promptly sent elegraphlc ordexs to Mare Island to dls patch some omcera to recrult the force, 'Ifutenant Scheutze goes out as execu- t ve odlcer. with LleutenantW. 8. Hughes, leutenant Schofleld and Lieutenant letherlngton. Surgeon Steel Is ordered rom the New York navy yard to the hlladelphla. All- of these offlcers are xpected to take the mall steamer of .the 9th inst. for Apla, The dlplomatlc negotlatlons of the day fere not dlrected partlcularly to the en ounter, as the offlclal Informatlon Is too (ueager thus rar to warrant posuive ov Cclal actlon. There were many in fiulrles, however. and the state depart- rnent and the Brltlsh and German em bassles exchanjred such advlces as they had on the subjcct. In the main tho ciplomatlc negotlatlons contlnued to csnter around the hlgh commlsslon. on this subject a breach ls gradually open- nebctween Great Brltain and Germany because of the ref usal of Great Brltaln to have the commisston leave San Fran clsco on the 19th. ' Whlle the Germans are anxlous and our offlcialg are wllllng that the start should be made on the 19th, Great Brltaln oslsts on nrocecdlmr with dellberation "ilowlnc full tlme for instructlons to the Brltlsh commander by mall nnd not by cable. This, of course, would make it irnposslble for the commlsslon to leave In a body this month. To overcome this stand by tho Brltlsh forelgn offlce a sug' sestlon has been made that theappolnt nent of an umnlre. which ls one of tho Polnts stlll ln dlspute, be settled after ne commlssloners start. It thia ls agreeci to the commlsslon can get away, though "Ith some branchcs of Its Instructlons Incomplete. The remalntng f catures, ln cludlnir thnt an to how a declslon shall be made, and ln what case an umpire hall be calle,d ln, would be forvvarded to mem later. In the meantime they couia oe maklntr their nrellmlnary examina "ons, the flnal declslons belng reserved untll complete Inatructlo'na were lh Hand. This German proposal does not meet wltt favor among the Brltlsh ofllclals, who have determlned that the Brltlsh com mlssioner, Jlr. Ellot, shall not leave un tU his functiona can be exactly deflned, Roso Was Too Hasty. Londdn, Aprll 13. The outbreak'In Samoa, just when the powers had agreed upon the appolntment of a commlBSlon to settle the dldlcultles there, has caused great annoyance and dlsappolntment at the forelgn offlce here, where lt ls regarded as maklng the already serlous compllcatlons stlll graver. "White they have dlfllctilty ln exprcsslng a deflnlte oplnlon upon the fresh developments, lt ls, acknowledged that the forelgn offlce ofllclals think it has been'manlfested that there has been hasty and aggres slvo actlon upon the part of German Consul ROae. Although he may have many technlcal reasons for the part ho has played ln behalf of German in- terests, lt ls asserted that he has been the prlme cause of the fresh outbreak, which, It is added, will neCessarlly great ly embarrass the endeavors which the three powers are maklhg to restore a satlsfactory and amlcable state of af falrs. The forelgn offlce' ofllclals appear to thlnk that lt was obvlously the duty of the three oonsuls to uphold the de clslon of the supreme court, which, ac- cordlng to tho telegrams received, de clded to relnstate Tanus ln placo of th provlslonal government, and that the actlon of Herr Rose ln Issulng a countert proclamatlon supportlng the rebelllous factlon cou'Id not but have a dlsastirous effect, as shown by the flghting descrlbed ln yesterday's dlspatches. Purther, the ofllclals of the forelgn ofllce thlnk lt imposslble to sajr to a certalnty how events will dewelop, but they are of the oplnlon chat lt ls hjgh tlme the commlssloners got to work, ln order to settle once for all tho deplorable state of affalrs which has arisen ln Samoa. Gcrmany's Altltude. Berlin, Aprll 13. The seml-ofllclal North German Gazette conflrms the statement made by The Neuesten Nach rlchten to the effect that the German representative on the Samoan commls slon will be appolnted only when Great Brltaln shall have glven the necessary guarantees to insure respect for Ger man treaty rights, and adds that it has reason to know tho German govern ment has asked fo; a deflnlte statement as to the position of the Brltlsh govern ment towards the Samoan treaty. An offlclal dlspatch from Apla, dated Aprll 5, says: "The Brltlsh have been pombarding a Bamoan yiuage daily, ana tne aa hcrents of both Tanu and Mataafa are plunderlng forelgn property. On Aprll 1 an Anglo-Amerlcan party of 70 ,men fell Into an ambuscade near Vallelo. Three offlcers were kllled and two llght guns were captured. The warshlps afterwards renewed the bombardment." The ofllclals here polnt out that tho cngagement appears to have occurred at the samc place that a landlng party from the German warshlps Olga, Eber and Adler' had an nncounter with the natlves ln 1888. The Poverty of nome. Thero ia n- terrible poverty in Rome, of which the beKKars who await tou at 'e,very, street.corner;aro bnt too gennine' U Hlgll. J.UO UtUii CSbUiU iCUiliUU uf tuu children of poor people in Romo is to hold out their handsfor alms. They be gin when they are so yonng that they can only totter, and they nre still hold- jng ont their hands for rtlms when they can only totter becansc they are eo oia. Yet another sign of lt i nna in tne 3,000 cabmen of Rome, sitting hnngrily on their boxes, in their worm eaten fur coats, too lazy to do nnything but sit there holding out tbeir whips to solicit every passer and nnable to make a de cent living even in a place so frequent ed bystrangers and a place whero overy ono drives. Bnt even here, in these beg gars and cabmen, is thero not a certain participation, at all events, in that open air life which is tho felicity of Romet "Abbiamo pazienza," say tho poor people. and sit in the ann. Ar thur Symons in Harper's Mngazino For Aprll. Cured Him. An intimate friend of Rear Admiral John "W. Philip tells tho following nnec doto of the gallant naVal offlcer : Thongh Philip's religicna sido has been much mphasized and commented on, he is a determined man nnd will brook no op position. Once when he was in chargo of thePacific Mail steamer Chinaho carried two passengors of foreign na tionality who pcraiated in smoking in their Btaterooms dnring the honra when mnoking was prohibited. Philip, then captoin, called their attention to tho fact, bnt lnstead of heeding his warn ing ono answered him impudently. Nothing fnrther was Baid at tho timo, bnt the next morning tho offensive pas eenger was handcuffed to tho upper deck for three hours, and for tho ro mainder of tho trlp that particnlar per son seemed to havo lost all desiro to in dnlge in back talk to the cnptain. Tlie Ale of Lovc. Tho women nro telling of nn Atchi Eon man who troated hia wifo with in difference nnd crnelty in their early married life. Thoy say ho is now down on his knecs blowing into tho dead ashes of her lovo trying to revivo a spark of affection for him. How women lovo to pictnre a man in such an atti tndol It is probably tho dream of every neglectcd wife that somo day her hns band will try to warm hia hands like a frozen Cnpld at tho fires of her love, nnd will find only dead aahea there. There aro enongh dead nshea in tho nver ago woman'fl dreama to mncadamize a road. Atchison Globo. A Drnln Twlifer For Houcrt. A dlsconraged editor asked the fol lnwlncouestion: "If Bob Ingersoll in siata that there is no hell, will he state wbat becomcs of the man who takes tho nancr threo or fonr years withont pay- ing for it and then tells tho postmaster that ho does not want it J" Hawkins- villo (Qa.) Dispatch, SAIOMS IN AMBUSD, Made an Attack Upon tlio Forces of Aincricans and Britisli. Practically at the ilercy of the Eehels. Etory Thal Mataafa Would Havo Surrendcrcd but For Gcrmany's Consul. Apla, Aprll 2, vla Auckland, N. Z., Aprll 13. A recounolterlng party mado up of Amerlcon and Brltls'n ballors waa ambushed yesterday by a large body of Mataafa' s warxlors, and, after maklng a most herolc stand, they were'compelled to retreat, leavlng three offlcers and four men dead on the fleld. The allled 'forces were in charge of I.leutenant Freeman of the Brltlsh crulscr Tauranga, With hlni were Lleutenant P. V. Lansdale and Enslgn J. R. Monaghan of the Unlted States crulser Phlladelphla. All three offlcera were kllled. Two Amerlcan and two Brltlsh marlnes were alco kllled. The allled forces numbered about 211, and with them were about 1G0 "frlend lles." They had got Into the outsklrts of Apla, and were posslng through a German plantatlon, when suddenly they were flred on from tbe rear, left nnd front. Several were wounded at the flrst vol ley, and the flrlng was so heavy that a less gallant band would lnevltably havo been demorallzed. The "frlendlles" were utterly panlc-strlckcn, and they bolted and lled. 1 The same nlght the frlendlles found the bodles of all the offlcers headless. The bodles were burled with all honors at Mullnuu on Easter Sunday. Their heads were subsequently brought ln by some FrencH priests, and the graves were reopened and the heads burled with tho bodles. Lleutenants Freeman and Lansdale were capable and popular offlcers. The former was slngle, and the latter was married in June. The offlcers who re turned are Lleutenant George E. Cavo of the Porpolse and Lleutenant C. H. Perkins of the Phlladelphla. All behaved splendldly. Lleutenant Cave took command of the retreat. Cap taln Sturdee of the Porpolse was away on an expedltlon with his crulser, and Gaunt's brlgade was also absent on duty. The loss of the enemy is npt known'. but probably EO of the rebels were kllled and many were wounded. The bodles of three rebels were found near the spot where Lleutenant Lansdale and Enslgn Monaghan of the Phlladelphla were kllled. The priests burled 33 other rebels, and much blood was secn on the road over which the Mataafans had been dragglng away their dead and wounded. There were also pools of blood behtnd the cocoanut trees, the bullcts from the Amerlcan .and Brltlsh rlfles golng right through the thlck trees and kllllng rrien hldlng behlnd them. Some of the rebel3 llred from the tops of cocoanut palm,.-.Iha rnbai opencd flre near the town yesterday evening. It ls now proposed to summon another warshlp, to dlstrlbute more arms among the frlendlles and to import ad&tlonal frlendlles from Tutulea. It ls also suggested that troops might be obtalned from NewZealandorSydney, New South Wales. If a sufllclent nuantlty of arms could be obtalned, about 2000 frlendlles could be used agalnst the Mataafans. But they are not brave, and have not shown flghting qualltles exceptlng those with Gaunt's brlgade, and that force manot accomplish much. Admiral Kautz, Captaln White of tho Phlladelphla and the Amerlcan men and offlcers generally have earned golden oplnions, as have Captalns Stuart and Rturdee of the Brltlsh navy. They are doing everythlng possible, and every ono Tecognlzos better men could not be han- dllng the situation. The Samoans say Mataafa, on threo occaslons, had resolved to surrender, but Consul Rose advlsed him not to do so, and he now says he will never give ln, but will flght to the death. Lleutenant Philip Lanhorn Lansdale was born in the Dlstrlet of Columbla, Feb. 15, 1S55, nnd entered the naval acad emy Juno 6, 1873. He graduatcd in 1S7S and was promoted ensign- in 1S81, and after duty at the Washington navy yard was .transferred to the Phlladelphla ln June, 1890. He. was made lleutenant. junior grade, ln 1893. He was in charge of the caravejs at the World's fair in Chicago, and after recelylng his full lleu tenancy, was a short tim'e on the bat tleshlp Massachusetts. In June, 1S9(3, he was ordered to the Phlladelphla. Enslgn John R. Monahan was appolnt ed to the Naval academy as a cadet from the state of Washington, enterlng An napolis on Sept, 7, 1891. He graduated and was made an enslgn ln July, 1SU7, bclng asslgned to the Phlladelphla, to which vessel he waa attached up to tho tlme of hia death. Many Narrow Escapes. North Adams, Mass., Aprll 13. A flre ln the Congregatlonal church yesterday caused a damage of $10,000, the main portlon of the church being gutted. The congress of natlons' fair was in progress ln the chapel, and the flre started in one of the booths, where an oil stove exploded. The decoratlons were soon ln flames, which spread with great rapldlty. The Iadles ln the booths and the patrons of the fair had narrow es caped from the flames. A valtiable loan collectlon, Hbrarles and prlvate prop erty were destroyed. . MllCD of AdvcrtUltiK. No street ln the wprld is nioro plas tered with advertising than Broadwny, New York. Even to those recogniinsr tbat fact tbe araonnt does not nppear Btartling nntil it ia pnt into figures. Tho combined length of the two sides of Broadwny from tho Battery to Central park is 53,800 feet. The amount of ad vertising on tho bnildings nnd in ekcp windows is such that it wonld take u man betwecn eight and ten days of eight hours each to read his way up one aido and down the other.