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TOPICS OF THE TIMES.
A CHOICE SELECTION OF INTER
Coumcuti and CrUiclm liaaed Upon
the IlappeninuH ot tbe lJay-Ilia-tori
cal and News Notca,
Tbe ISinghnintoii Republican says en-
ltoria'ly: '"Money is too scarce.'
have always noticed tliat
And now a waterspout is reported in
Kentucky. Nature is iii ! to resort
to heroic measures to get water Into
that spirit land.
The Boston Globe says: "Strawber
ries art; begiuuin,; to taste different
from prune." Tliat shows what bro
1110 heit.cr will do for a man.
A writer in Scribner's Magazine tells
everything about "The Working of a
Hank" except bow a man without uion-
can work one successfully.
ISoslou announces the failure of a
firm S ' corset tailors." It would seem
that 'hose fellows ought to have been
able to pull through by a tight squeeze.
Somebody down East claims to have
discovered a way to telegraph 3.1HJ0
words a minute. Science seems to have
overtaken tbe board of lady man lifers
An Italian Inventor has produced a
machine for shocking vineyard insects
to death. Tbe electrocution of chinch
Inters nml irrnsshotmers would be a
pleasing advance la agriculture.
A Washington correspondent wired
his paper tho fther day tliat "In well
informed circles the possibility of war
is now considered probable." Proba
bly the probability of war also Is pos
sible. About ten million cattle are now to
lie found in the Argentine Republic
They are said to lie all descendants of
eight cows and one bull, which were
brought to Itra.il in the middle of the
An Iowa paper claims tliat a case of
empty beer bottles nx'onUy found In
tliat State was thrown overboard from
au air ship. It is safe to bet that the
air sliio was thrown overboard from
tbe beer bottle.
The most scientific forester in Europi
savs that the oldest trees in Northern
Europe are the pines of Norway and
Sweden, and that these are not known
to live more than 570 years. Germany's
oldest oaks lived only a little more than
Minneapolis Tribune: If pugilism
continues to count Its victims at the
rate of two a day It will not require
legislation to abolish the practice of
lighting. The moment the business be
comes dangerous the pugs will give It
up of their own accord.
Medical" experts are puzzled by the
ise of Rev. T. U. Hanna, of I'lunts
viile. Conn., who lias "suddenly be
' come entirely forgetful of his past."
This may be a very unpleasant atllic-tio.-i,
but it Is by no means rare. Poli
tician) habitually suffer in that way.
The Nestor of newspaper reporters
lives In Worcester, Mass., where he has
been In service sixty years. Ills duties
at first were light, and he worked
eleven years before there was a police
man in the town. The "new journal
Ism" would quickly break up that state
The Kennebec Journal says: "The
ro.ing gentleman and lady who under
took to make some molasses candy a
few nights ago and whose efforts re
mitted in a failure have come to the
conclusion tliat when making candy
business must be attended to first and
other matters postponed." Aha!
The notorious Dr. Carl Peters, the
German explorer of Africa, whose
cruelty so allocked the world when it
was revealed a year or two a'o, has
been tried on those charges and dis
missed from the imperial service. It
speaks well for the humanity ami In
tegrity of tho German courts that even
tho Influential friends of this man
could not save him from just punish
ment. The King of Sweden and Norway
lias given welcome evidence of his
frlendlv feeling toward the people of
this republic by erecting a monument
at the spot In his realm where an Amer
ican traveler and his .wife met death
through a carriage! accident. The base
of the shaft bears the Inscription, "Os
car II. Erected This Memorial." Ameri
cans reciprocate the cordial feeling,
for the gates of the republic are never
closed to the sturdy Swedes and Nor
weglans who come hither to try their
fortunes In the new world.
Any railroad company which sets In
to fight the people will find It expensive
work. legislatures must lie bought or
controlled, city councils must b
bought or controlled. And they must
lie kept bought and controlled. This la
most expensive and in the long run the
people will surely win. When a cor
poratlou once begins the work of brlb
ry the greed of the brlbo taker grows
with what It feeds upon, And, finally,
the bribe giver makes himself ao odious
that the bribe taker find be can no
longer brave public sentiment and then
the people prevail.
A dog cane ban at In at reached tho
United Htatea Supreme Court, and that
tribunal has rendered a dwlalon, aald
to bt the Ural ot Ita kind. The caan,
which waa otic for da magna for a dog
killed by a railway train, turned upon
the validity of a Louisiana legislative
act recognizing dogs as jmtroiiiiI prop-
rty only when placed upon the assess- j
int-iit rolls. J he owner of the dog in j
question was not assessed. The court I
upheld the constitutionality of the act i
and refused damages. The moral of
this seems to be that If your dog la '
valuable enough to demand damages ,
In case of death you should pay your
One of the new journalism newspa
pers in ew lorn recently amiouin-eu
that Mrs. Cleveland had melted the
spoons hi the White House which had
been used by Dolly Madison, and had
had the silver made into prettier
sKons. There was a long and Interest
ing story aliout it. The silversmith had
offered their weight in gold for the
spoons, but Mrs. Cleveland rejected the
offer, sent the spoons to the mint, so the
story ran, had them melted into ingots,
and then required of the silversmith an
atlidavlt that the same silver was put
into the new spoons. This story was
promptly denied ut the White House,
and In proof of the denial it Is declared
the Dolly Madison spoons are still
there. Rut the melting story is going the
rounds of the press just the same. It
Is surprising how circumstantial, Inter
esting and apparently truthful the ac
complished new journalist can be.
The greatest fortress In the world Is
Gibraltar. The height of the rock is
over 1,400 feet, and this stupendous
precipice Is pierced by miles of galler
ies In the solid stone, port-holes for can
non lreing placed at frequent Intervals.
The rock Is perfectly impregnable to
the 'shot of an enemy, and, by means
of the great elevation, a plunging fire
can be directed from an enormous
height upon a hostile fleet. From the
water batteries to a distance of two
thirds up the rock one tier after an
other of cannon is presented to the en
emy. A garrison of from 5,000 to 10,
000 Is maintained, with provisions and
ammunition for a six months' siege. In
177!) the celebrated siege la.-ted three
years. The fortress was successfully
defended by 7.000 British and attack
ed ly an army of over 40,000 men,
with 1,000 pieces of artillery, 47 sail
of the line. 10 great floating batteries,
and great numbers of smaller boats.
For months over 0,000 shells a day
were thrown Into the town.
Au Indignant Maryland lady criti
cises In the Baltimore Sun a Philadel
phia recipe for making Maryland bis
cuit. She says: "This Is an Insult to the
Maryland biscuit: It knows no yeast
powder. And the Maryland biscuit of
colonial days knew no biscuit block, no
ax nor beating. It was made by work
ing the dough on a biscuit board with
hands ami wrists until It became light
ami flaky; coherent, not adherent;
spongy, not sticky. The biscuit block
and the ax-beater Is an innovation, In
troduced to lighten the labor and expe
dite work as regards time, but tho proc-
. . , . i r I 1
ess does not maKe uie irue jiiirjimiii
biscuit (if colonial times nor of these
times. The dough Is made by mixing
the best flour, water, a pinch of salt and
hog's lard. The lard must be tho 'leaf
fat' of the hog (that, taken from the en
trails Is not good enough), rendered and
preserved with the greatest care. No
one but the Philadelphia Record writer
ever thought of putting yeast powder
or any form of saleratus In a biscuit."
The continued Increase of the British
navy In battle ships and cruisers of for
midable dimensions Is urging upon the
Government Mie necessity of establish
ing, without further delay, increased
docking facilities for their new tqicci
niens for naval warfare, not only at
home, but In the colonies. Gibraltar h is
been one of the coaling stations which
has already received the earnest atten
tion of tin? admiralty, owing to lt.s de
ficiency In dock and other accommoda
tions for the refitting of war ships, be
side securing protection from outward
attack for the large stock of coal that
has to be kept on hand. The construc
tion of these formidable works has al
ready commenced, with the employ
ment of about 4.0O0 workmen of all
classeH, who are daily kept hard at
work, under the special charge of su
perintendents sent out from England
by the admiralty authorities, who con
trol everything connected with this Im
portant undertaking, which Is likely to
consume at least five years for Its com
pletion and an outlay of several "mill
ions of pounds sterling.
Chicago Chronicle: A clergyman In
Chicago recently startled a meeting of
his brethren by saying that what ailed
them was overeating. I le did not deny
that some Individual Methodist cler
gymen were abstemious, but he as
serted that as a class they were gor
mandizers. The aecunatlon was Indig
nantly denied by some of his reverend
hearers, who asserted that so far from
being gormands they lived simply and
worked harder than most laborers In
tho vineyard. It Is a fact that some of
the clergy have long rested under the
charge, made by the clergyman who
spoke. In the country districts the
Methodist clergyman Is said to be look
ed upon as an liwat bible being seeking
what he may devour, and we have
heard some fabulou utorles of the dor
leal craving for food. The approach
of the circuit rider, we have been told,
throws the housewife Into a whirl of
culinary excitement compared with
which Ohrbrtmiifftldc ana n harvesting
are a nothing. Yellow-legged chicken"
mpiawklnK take to the woods and the
sucking pig knows Its hour has come.
1'aatry load the table and the larder
g.vea up Its treasure In the vain at
tempt to feed the theological Oargnri
tua who threaten the whole visible
supply of food. lVople have always
regarded thono atorlc aa fables and
never expected to hear them given
voice by one of the cloth tablecloth,
aa It were.
II AM All 1. AH, OVKK.
Trrmlf not I.lkrly to ha Ratified Tills
Washington, June 18. The senti
ment is now prevalent in the seriate,
; even by tho friendi of Hawaiian annex
ation, that the treaty cannot be ratified
at the present session if there ia any
such opposition as is promised. The
! program now is that the treaty will be
reported from the committee and after
! the tariff bill hag been passej it will be
called. The senate will be asked if a
lime for a vote can be fixed and on the
obj ctions being made by the opponents
of the treaty its friends will say they
are content to let it lie over until the
next session It is said that many sen
ators who are now undecided may be
come influenced favorably alter more
mature deliberation and after finding
out what the drift of sentiment is in
their states. It is well known that sen
ators cannot be held here after the tariff
1 ill has been passed.
London, June 18. The Pall Mall Ga
zette yesterday afternoon says that the
Marquis Ito, the Japanese statesman
who was interviewed yesterday in Paris
on the Hawaiian annexation question,
has declared that Japan will not create
internal differences in connection with
Hawaii and that certainly no other
country will object to the annexation of
Hawaii by the United States. Com
menting on this utterance the Pall Mall
Gazette says :
"President McKinley may call annex
ation merely a continuance of existing
relations, but it is an undoubted de
parture, in the colonization sense. It
ioes not mean that Cuba will follow or
anything of that kind, but it means a
Urong naval policy."
The Globe says :
"Lord Salisbury and his colleagues
Should stiffen their backs and tell Presi
ient McKinly politely but plainly that
Great Britain claims the right to be con
sulted before the annexation of Hawaii
is finally decided upon.
( Spanish Get Killed,
Havana, June 18. A large force un
der Gen. Quintin Bandera succeeded in
destroying a body of Spanish near 8a
bana. General Bandera placed his men
in ambush and then instructed five
scouts to approach a fort where the
Spanish barricaded. The Spaniards
sallied from the fort in pursuit of the
eeouts, who fell back, leading their pur
suei s in the heart of the Bandera am
bush. A hot fight ensued, first with
musketry, but finally hand to hand. All
of General Bandera's men were negroes
with machetes. Ten of the insurgents
were killed and the entire pursuing
party of the Spaniards perished.
New York, June 18 On board the
eteamer Seguranca, which arrived
Wednesday from Havana, was F. R.
Winn of Sherman", Tex., who has been
for some time with the insurgent forces
at Pinar del Rio, in the west end of
Cuba. Winn succeeded in crossing the
trocr.a and reached Havana last Thurs
day and managed to elude the Spanieh
oftii ials, finally getting on board the
Seguranca, without molestation. Mr.
Winn is the bearer of important dis
patches to the Cuban junta in this city.
He is quite sanguine of the ultimate
success of the insurgent cause and Bays
the Spaniards are disheartened and
weary of the fight. Their guerrilas
have all been killed off by the Cuban
sharpshooteis and the Spanish regulars
do but very little fighting.
Hied to Kcape.
San Francisco, June 18. Isaac Nor-
on, cashier of the United States inter
nal office here, committed suicide
Mnenday afternoon. He had been
notified that his accounts were to be in
spected in consequence of the succession
of Captain Thr s ;er as special aent.
Norton replied that he would bejn
attendance and went on with his work.
At lunch time he purchased a viol of
carbolic acid and took the poison with
fatal results. He had given a bond for
'O.OOO with the National Surety com
pany of Kansas. The collector says that
if there ia any shortage it cannot
amount to more than $5,000 or $0,000.
Frrnchinrn are Killed.
Paris, June 18. In a fight between
Italian and French workmen at Barcarin
near St. Louis Rhone, Wednesday, two
Frenchmen woe killed. The district id
intensely excited and the police fire tr.k'
Ar,f,th..r pffrnv i-tan Vrn..h .,.1
"" I" 1 m..w.
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Italian workmen has taken place at
I-ehgalins de Giroude, near Aries.
renn have been sent to the scene of
i..ci dit-paiches from Aries say that
ffits are becoming quieter atLescahns
de Gironde and that work is being re
Train Itum Jntu the Kivar.
Chicago, June .8. A Milwaukee &
St. Paul suburban train ran into the
river at Kinsbury street near the down
(nation about 10 o'clock last night. The
police believe that few, if any, lives
"I ho baggage car and engine went into
I he rive', the psencnger coach being
stopped on the bank. Three trainmen
went down with the engine, but all cs
taped without serious injury. No one
i le was hurt.
PUhertaa Anaoelatlon Meett.
Detroit, Mich., June 18. -About
twenty members of the American fish
eries association appeared at the firU
lession ol their national convention yes
terday. Routine business only was
transacted. The question of uniform
lake and inland fishing laws la expected
to come up for discussion later. The
association favors the enactment of
lederal laws that shall be aa strict as
Ibe Canadian fishing laws.
KILLS A KKIKND
Life-Long Friendship Does Not Hinder
a Eratal Murder.
LUfEDTO DEATH FOR MONEY'S SAKE
Hi men With a Hammer Tnlll Head Mur
derer U C ugrt Act U eeii by
St. Louis, June 17. C. D. Collins,
a wealthy Tennessean, was lured by a
man he had known since boyhood, and
with whom he has been on terms of in
timate friendship for six years. His as-,
aailant, was Martin Ensley of Memphis.
EnBley induced his companion to visit1
Merramac Heights, a summer resort!
fifteen miles from here. On the plea of
illness he led him to a clump of bushes
about seventy-five yards from the hotel.'
There, stepping behind his victim, he
dealt him blow after blow on the head;
with a hammer which he had pur-;
chased, presumably for the purpoee of
committing the murder. When the
pounding with the piece of steel had
reduced Collins to a state of insensi-J
bility, Ensley stooped over the pros-j
trate body and tore from a vest pocket'
a roll of bills that amounted to $6,000.!
He darted up tlie hill and passed the'
money to an accomplice, who is be-J
lieved to have escaped on a trolley car.
Then the would-be murderer ran down:
the path leading to the Meramac river. j
Two men saw the aesault and tob-i
bery and witnessed the transfer of the
money and the escape of the principal
aid his accomplice. Charles Feiter, a
baker mpli yed at the inn, and a gar
dener whe had been engaged about the
grounds for a fortnight, were the wit-
nesses. They ran to the inn and noti
fied Night Watchman Busch and told'
bim the story. When Night. Watchman',
Busch reached the spn he found Collins!
lying flat on his face groaning, but un
conscious. Blood was flowing from sec-j
eral wounds on tbe scalp. He was re
moved to Kirkwood, where a physician!
dressed his wounds.
Ensley, after leaving his victim, had,
run to the fence that skirts the Kirk
wood track and then pas-ed the money:
to his confederate. Ensley did not tryj
to board the car. Insiead he ran along
the fence and darted down the hill
leading to the river. Arriving there he
followed the stream for nearly a mile'
until he reached a shanty occupied by a
boatman. He pounded vigorously upon
the door and when the old man opened
It he exclaimed.
I "I've been robbed and my friend has
been murdered. Help! Look, I am;
covered with blood." j
The old man hastily dressed and an-'
swered tho stranger's appeal for assist
ance he accompanied him up the river
and then up the hill toward the inn.'
Ensley evidently expected to find the
body where he had left it and evinced
great surprise when he saw people run-;
tiing around. j
I "Here id the man you want to tell :
your story to," the old boatman said, as:
some one came up. The arrival was
Night Watchman Busch. So him Ens
ley repeated the st-jry he had told on
the river bank.
, "What's your name?"
"Martin EnBley," was the reply.
"You are the man I am looking for,"
laid Busch. "I want you for murder,"
nd he seized his prisoner.
Ensley protested his innocence but
was taken into the inn and placed under
All this occurred about midnight. At
2 o 'clock this morning two deputy
fiheriffs from Clayton, the county seat,
arrived at Meramac Highlands. -They
earched the grounds for a weapon and
discovered a new hammer, covered with
blood. On Ensley was found $W0,
what first was supposed to be part of
the stolen money.
Cleveland Uts a Degree.
1 Puinc'kton, N. Y., June 17. Prince
ton's 150th annual commencement exer
cises began at 10:30 yesterday. Alex
i under hall was thronged with visitors.
I President Patton and ex-Prcsidcnt
1 Cleveland occupied seats on the plat
Deafening applause greeted Mr. Cleve
' land when he arused to be presented to
l Dr. Patton for an honorary degree. Dr.
Patton conferred the degree of LL. 1).
,,- ,, . , . .
" OU M r. vievcmnu, woo -HoC a lar
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words in acknowledgement.
lit imi L. ut;
"As I recall the sincerity and cordi
ality which accompanies this honor I
think that another tie has been formed
which binds me with closer affections
and deeper feelings to the home where
I expect to spend the remainder of my
Two strainer- Collide.
Mii.wai'kke, Wis., June 17. The
steamer Virginia of t he Goodrich line,
with 22 pastengers aboard, ran down the
schooner Evelyn, bound from Menomi
nee, Mich., to Chicago, near this port
last evenini;. The Evelyn's cabin was
shifted forward and her yaw! was de
molish d' A panic prevailed among the
Virginia's passengers, but the steamer
continued on her course to Chicago and
the Evelyn was towed to the Milwaukee
dry doi:ka for repairs.
Company Hay It.
Sam Dkioo, Cal., June 17. The prop
erty of the San Deigo Land and Town
company including the Sweetwater dam
and water synem, 4,000 acres ot lemon
orchards and tbe Northern California A
Oregon railroad sold at receivers sale,
by order of tbe United States court, was
bid in by the company. Receiver 0. D.
Lanning, by order of the court turned
over the property, valued at $5,000,000,
to the officers of the compauy free of
debt Tbe headquarters are In Boston.
PHi7K ham ha t YiHE.
immlcrarit station at KIIU Inland Hnrnl
Nxw York, Jute 18 The United
States covernment immigrant station
on Ellis island, in New York harbor,'
was deftroyed by fire yesierday morn
ing, but with probably no lofa of life. Ny
The fire was first seen at 12:S a. rn., ry
tue lookout from the harbor police sta
tion. At 1 :12 a. in., the whole it-land was a
inaes of flames, illuminating tbe entire
inner harbor and the lower part of New
York city. As quickly as possible two"
sections of nolie.e. twentv men and the
police patrol launches, were sent to the
island. The fire boats New Yorker and
Zephyr Mills were soon under headway,
with firemen, policemen and others.
Later many persons went over in
tugs and rowboats.
The end of the building in which the'
fire started was used for sleeping, cook
ing and eating by the immigrants. Tbe
detention pen, in which there are al
ways a considerable number of immi
grants being held for investigation, was
soon consumed. Besides the buildings
mentioned, there are a hospital for the
oriices of the commissioners, a laundry,
a disinfecting department and great
cisterns in which are stored large quan
tities of rain water gathered from the
roofs of the building. The physicians
and minor officials live in the smaller
buildings. The valuable records are de
stroyed. ' The 200 immigrants were safely trans
ferred from the island to the barge of
fice at the Battery, leaving no one on
the island except the firemen and a few
To Cure Hog Cholera.
Dubuque, Ia., June 16 It has been
shown by experiments at many places
in Iowa, under the supervision of the
freight officials of the Chicago, Burling
ton & Ouincv railway companies that
hog cholera can be cured. Generally
the disease is not prevalent in tbe sum
mer, but a large quantity of poor cr r a
has been fed 'this year, and new cases
are found daily. These companies have
on file in their offices scores of letters
from hog raisers throughout the north
west showing that their efforts to cure
and prevent hog cholera have been
signally su cessful.
Kmif.au Cattle Have IJldeaBe.
Sauna, Kas., June 16. Taylor Rid
dle, secretary ot the state live stock san
itary board, has investigated the disease
which is raging among the cattle in this
county, and he says it is neither Texas
fever nor blackleg. A number of cattle
havs died from the disease, which waa
introduced by animals from Texas. The
cattle were sold in ema 1 bunches to
different buyers and were scattered over
several townships. It is said seme of
the cattle were sick when they arrived
in the county.
Crltictxe I onsul I.ee.
Havana, June 16. El Diario de la
Marina nublished yesterday a letter
from its New York correspondent, ex
pressing indignant surprise at' the pub
lication in New York of Consul-General
Lee's report on the Ruiz case before the
original had reached tue Btate depart
ment and characterizing the occurrence
as "a grave breach of diplomatic pro
priety." The paper, commeuting editorially
upon the report, reiterates ite former
attacks upon Consul-General Lee, al
leges that his recent official reports as
to the "concentrados" in Cuban towns
have been highly exaggerated and criti
cises Mr. Calhoun for tarrying in New
York, in open consultation.with known
enemies of Spain for twenty-four hours
after reaching that city, instead of pro
ceeding directly to Washington to make
his report to President McKinley.
Jacksonvillb, Ela!, June 16. A spe
cial to the Citizen from Tampa, Fla.,
A vessel supposed to be the Dauntless
came into Hillsborough bay Monday
night and too on, a cargo of arms and
ammunition Jrom a schooner lying at
anchor off the mouth of the Alifara
river and tnen sailed away.
Another special dispatch from Tampa
says: A tug resembling the Dauntless
passed Mirough the harbor yesterday
mornirg. Her smokestack was painted
red. The tug Clyde went out Monday
night with a load of coal in bags.
Buya n lilic ame.
Detroit, Mich., June 16 At 6:30
o'clock yesterday afternoon Bishop John
S. toley of the Roman Catholio see of
eastern Michigan umteu in marriage
Count Manfred von Matuschatka, Baron
de Toppolezen and Spatian, and Miaa
Ella Walker, at the residence of the
bride's father, Franklin H. Walker. The
civil ceremony was performed by Jus
tice Schellenberger at noon yesterday.
Miss Walker is a graiiddnujzhter of
Hiram Waiko , tbe founder of the g-eat
distillery at Walkerville, Ont. The
wealth of Uie Walker family is esti
mated at from $15,000,000 to $20,000,000.
The wedding was sti ictly private.
The count and countess expect to pro
ieed at once to the home of Mat
ischatka's in Germanv.
bt. Uiili haa a r Ire.
St. Louis, June 16. Fire destroyed
the plant of the St. Louis curled hair
company last night. Loss, $50,000.
I'lanned tn Kob,
Salt Lakic Cn v, Utah, June 16.
The Tribune yesterday rooming prints a
story that a party of desperadoes from
the notorious "Ilobbers' Roost," south
ern Utah, have (rone to Wyoming aud
Lave located at Wamsutter, a small
station east of Rock Springs.
Their purpose, it is claimed, Is to hold
up tbe Union Pacific express train or
rob the paymaster of the Sweetwater
mines, who la due at Rock Bf Viaga fiat
jsJOjST THE AT Y
Providing for the Annexation of tat
Island of Hawaii.
TO SIGN IT.
island Coufldently Kxpected to be Added
to Uncle haul's Domain Before Long;
Treaty Already Written.
Washington, June 15. The officiale
at the state department steadfastly re
fuse to make any statement as to the
legotiations of a treaty providing for
the annexation of Hawaii,, and at the
Hawaiian legaticn the same silence is
observed. However, it is known that
he treaty, though not yet signed, is
iiawn up ready for signature and as the
president is fully aware of its scope
there is no reason to doubt that he ffill
authorize its signature. In this case it
19 expected that the document will be
sent to tha senate for its action very
soon, even within a week, it is said, in
some very well informed quarters. If
this be the case it may be taken for
granted that the president has taken
steps to assure himself of a favorable
reception for the treaty in the senate
and to guard against such a mishap aa
befell the arbitration treaty last session.
The treaty will be sent to the senate
soon after the return of the president,!
unless present plans are altered. The
treaty has been written and all its de
tails were fully agreed before the presi
dent and Secretary Sherman left for the
south. There is no doubt, it is said, of
the president's acquiesence in the terms
of the treaty, as he was maae fully
aware of them before tie left. The
treaty is on the general lines of the
treaty negotiated during the adminis
tration of President Harrison and with-;
drawn by President Cleveland. It pro
vides for annexation without the ex
action of conditions on the part of the;
Hawaiiians as to the form of govern-;
ment to be vouchsafed to Hawaii, leav-
ing that, question to be disposed of byi
the government of the United btates..
The Un-i States will agree, however,)
to assume the debt of the present Ha
waiian government, but will come into
possession of all the Hawaiian crown
lands and other possessions.
Several senators have teceived defi
nite information concerning the exist
ence of the treaty and are well acquaint
ed with the terms, though they refuse
to discuss the matter. The knowledge
ot the existence of the treaty has been
communicated to the members of the'
committee on foreign relations and to
the finance committee.
To Give Chicago's Idle Work,
Chicago, June 15. Mayor Harrison
has a plan for the relief of Chicago's
unemployed. He declares that some-,
thing must be done for the hungry men
who daily throng the city hall begging
for work. In their interests be has a
suggestion which he will make to the
civil service commissioners at once. The
mayor's idea is to extend the list of
1,600 eligibles on the laborers' list to
6,000 and give every applicant at least
ten days' work a mouth in rotation. He
believes working the men in squads or
shifts will not violate the laws.
Laborers now permanently employed
must share with their comrades. He is
also confident the plan will stand be-,
tween many families and absolute desti
tution. It is thought that temporary
relief along the lines suggested will thna
afford relief to 20,000 men, women and
children in Chicago. At the expiration
of every ten days employment will ro
tate and although work will come on tho
instalment plan, Mr. Harrison believea
it will bring biefesings to many who de
serve it. .
In Favor r Cnba.
Little Rock, Ark., June 15. There
was an exciting debate in the Arkansas
senate on the Cuban situation yesterday
Resolutions were adopted and ordered
sent to President McKinley urging that
the Culmns be at once granted belliger
ent rights and that war ships be sent to
Havana to protect American citizens.
Train Struck Them.
Ckdar Rafids, Ia., June 15. Near
Strawberry Point yesterday afternoon
James Jewett and Martin Marquart,
farm laborers, attempted to drive across
the railroad tracks in front of a wain
and were struck by the locomotive.
Jewett was cut in two and Marquart
Ate to Many Nails.
Kansas City, June 15. Harry Whal
len the "human ostrich," who was oper
ated upon at the German hospital on
Saturday last, and from whose stomach
the surgeons took various articles of
hardware, died at 2 o'clock yesterday
morning as a result of the operation.
He hud been unable to take any nour
ishment after the operation on Satur
Narrow Kiicape. !
Tebziic Haute, Ind., June 15. -The
ultuminouB oal mine of the Torrey
company, near Clinton, was burned yes
terday afternoon. Fifteen men were la
the mine at the time, but all reaped.
The mine is ccmpletei destroyed. The
loss is placed at f"0,000.
' A chinch I'a le.
Buffalo, N. Y., June 16. A panic oc
curred in a Polish school house on
Broadway Monday night. A church en
tertainment was being held and 1,600
people, principally women and children
were present. A hanging lamp Ml and
a cry of flre was raised. Men, women
and children rushed, crowded and
stumbled and trampled over each other
in their efforts to reach the exit. Ho
one was fatally Injured, but a large num
ber of women and children wen brolini.
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