IP1W?T7S1R kf - T? vr Tr ;? T o : - V ? . tyzrii.-'-t rjr -. ' -' jfcstrkw" w": f 'Azw ' ." , THE SUNDAY OBEGOKIAN. ORTLAlfD, , APRIIi 8, 1900. --? GAIETY IN DUBLIN Sujddcn Transformation of the Irish Capital. THE QUEEN WOKE UP THE OLD TOWN Depressing; Effect of the Jferrs Prom South Africa The Prince of Wales' Escape. LONDON, April 7. From a city of nervous foreboding?, political excitement cind almost stagnation In business, Dub i lln has been transformed Into a capital a gay and as busy as any European cen ter. The coming of the Queen, though 'to a Catholic country In the middle of Lent, has started a whirl of festivities such as there has not been In Ireland since the good old diys of which Lever 4 wrote. The Irish nobility have flocked "across the channel from their English homes in unprecedented numbers, and from the" south, the west and the north of Ireland Itself, old country families have poured Into Dublin. There Is a suf .ficlent number of the members of the Ministry on the banks of the LIffcy to vhold a Cabinet council, and there are , "enough lovely women nightly dining In fgorgcous dresses and shining with Jew- clrjv which has not been worn for many , a dull day, to make an Irish leet of twhlch any country might be Jealous. . The castle, where the Lord Lieutenant jholds sway, is naturally the center of '.attraction. There the Duke of Devon shire, the Duke of AbercOrn. the Mar .quls of Lansdowne. Homo Secretary Rid. ,ley and a number of Peers and Peeresses .have been dining In state every night this "week. The brilliant uniforms of officers jof the Life Guards from the Duke of Connaught's staff nnd the court uni forms of Ireland's dignitaries are nightly .blended with the black attire of civil Vans. Nor could anything be more su perb than the big-called, bepowdered lackeys that flit. In gold andj-ed. through .the great corridors. Outside the castle, .the Shelbournc has been the scene of gaiety. Almost every visitor has a title, though many of the most distinguished found with chagrin that they could not get rooms, and had to be satisfied with humble lodging and dinners. Owing to the presence of thieves In the town and the large amount of Jewelry carelessly displayed, those who are not staying at the Shelbourne are not al lowed to enter the outer doors of that hotel without specifying whom they want to see, and are often kept In the cold for further Inspection. A well-known, but badly-dressed Peer, who seldom visits Ireland, underwent this ordeal the other day, and almost exploded with "wrath when a gold-laced porter barred his way and made him show his card before al lowing him to enter. The most popular form of evening amusement has been the chartering of trolley cars by large parties and taking rides through the streets. With the in flux of money and social gaiety political considerations aro temporarily in abey ance. Superlatives have been almost eliminat ed from the war comments, and. with the disappearance of possible foreign complications the editors and public speakers take quite a moderate tone and treat what Is happening In the war field with a certain historical perspective. The depressing Incidents of the week have caused Englishmen to resign themselves to a long struggle. The disposition to find fault with the War Office for not having anticipated the necessity for the enormous number of horses seems unjus tified, for It is learned that before tha dash on Klmberley and the destruction of horse flesh, caused by the surrounding of General Cronje. the War Office wired to Its agents all over the world, particularly In North and South America, giving them unconditional power to buy horses un llmltedly until further orders. The con ditions in the way of assembling and transporting the animals wcro such, how ever, that horses bought a month ago can hardly reach Lord .Roberts befpre June. Nothing more was heard this week of the movement initiated by the ministerial members of the Houe of Commons to letItIon the government to proclaim the Orange Free State annexed to the Brit ish Empire. London bankers nw trancmlHIn.- cnij or Its equivalent regularly to the Trans vaal In paying checks of British omcers who are held prisoners, and the Stand ard bank, of Pretoria, honors all such checks. -Therefore, as no limit Is placed on the luxuries bought by the prisoners," they live In much comfort. In fact, their messes are probably much better provided than are those of the officers at Blocmfpnteln. Some of the captives have been there four months, and have a regular sen-ice, via Hamburg and Lourenco Marques, which brings them good things to eat. smoke and wear. The British officers box. fence and play va rious games. Including billiards, an old table having been bought in Pretoria. There Is no disposition here to make much over the attack made on the Prince of Wales by SIpIde, the anarchist, last Wednesday at Brussels, while his royal highness was on his way to Copenhagen, but the British see In it the direct conse quence of the Continental press attacks on Great Britain in connection with the . war. Thus, the London Times says: "The suppression of notorious facts, the propagation of glaring falsehoods and truculent abuslvencss operating upon weak minds are almost certain, sooner or later, to have an Issue in actions, from which, to do the writers Justice, they would shrink, with horror." The Times holds the German press es. peclally responsible for the personal scur rHIUes ngalnst the Prince of Wales, re ferring to the Kladderadatsch, which Is not a Socialist sheet, but which ranks up toward London Punch, yet the Times avers that the German press Is con- trolled, guided, cajoled or coerced by tha government, and that the German law oi les-majeste is the most stringent In Europe. This was the first time the Prince has been attacked, though the assassination of the Queen has been attempted Ave J!eiby xtori- In l&Wl.by Francis, in 1S42; by Bean, in the same year; by Hamil ton, in 1843; and by MacLean, at Windsor, In 1SS2. The life of no monarch in Europe has been in danger so many times as that of Queen Victoria, though, with the excep tion of Emperor William, the hereditary flier of overy principal country hag had nt least one experience with an assassin. The Prince of Wales' cool and'gentle demeanor when he emerged from the: smoke of the gunpowder and requested those who had laid hands upon Spldle not to treat him harshly Is admired im mensely. In perfect composure, the Prince returned to his carriage and sat down to a game of "nap" with tho gen tlemen attending him. He displayed sim ilar lmpasslvcncss In the south of France at the time of the terrible earthquake sei-eral years ngo. He was asleep When the shock was first felt, but was awak ened at once and warned to tscapc.-but he refused to be deprived of his rest by so trivial a thing as an earthquake. It Is for such British qualities as these that the Prince Is admired, as well as for his uniform good-fellowship In social life. The attempt upon the Prince has placed In still clearer relief Ireland's chivalrous reception of the Queen. George Wyndham. Parliamentary Under Secretary of War, appeared in the House of Commons this week -with the back numbers of several magazines con taining articles about West 'Point and with papers concerning the United States system of providing for officers. Heread from these at Intervals during the sit ting, looking for suggestions regarding the pay of British officers. Mr. Wyndham is thoroughly awakened to the need of making the profession of arms possible to poor men. Every on here knows that either the army or the navy subalterns must have from $500 to tlXQ yearly outside of their pay, which Is scarcelr more than enotirn ta tiav their mess bills. The Vice-Chancellor of Cam-' bridge, when inviting applications for commissions, the other day, said the can didates would have to show that they pos sessed means enough to enable them to -hold commissions, and the head master of Harrow recently wrote: "The army U tho profession of rich men." Mr. Wyndham, who has had the cour age to express in the House of Commons his feelings that something Is wronr, is working out a. plan to make it possible for subalterns to live on their pay. Army men are divided into sections on tha sub ject. Joseph I. Tarte. the Canadian Min ister of Public Works, who, while In Lon don this week, addressed the Colonial sec tion of the Society of Arts on the-subject of "French Canadians Under British Rule," met Dr. Leyds, tho diplomatic agent of the Transvaal Republic Saturday last, at the reception ot M. Del Casse, th French Minister c2 Foreign Affairs, in Paris. They had a long talk. "My dear Dr. Leyds," said Mr. Tarte, in effect. "I am the son of a rebel. My fath er roso with Papineau against British rule in 1S37. See what we French-Canadians are under British rule. You will, of course, be beaten. You will be crashed. Why don't you accept the inevitable and enjoy it? Enjoy the freedom of your awn in stitutions under the British flag." Dr. Leyds' reply Is not known. The Australian commonwealth del egates and the Imperial Govern ment, as represented by the law omcers of "the crown, are, after pro longed discussions, deadlocked over tha clause of this Australian constitution: "Np appeal shall be permitted In any matter Involving the Interpretation of this constitution or of the constitution of a state unless the public interests of some part of Her Majesty's dominions other than the commonwealth or a state are in volved." The government holds that the clause brings a wholly new element Into Im perial affairs and that tho vital pivot of a possible future federation would cease to exist with respect to Australia. The mission of the delegates Is to get the constitution accepted as It stands, as any thing changing It would have to be vot ed upon by the Australian people. The discussions came to a point where no further progress could be made. This was on Thursday. The delegates are now cabling to their governments for in structions. Propositions for getting over the diffi culty are under consideration. One Is a supplementary arrangement, provided the British Ministry, after further reflection, should decline to accept the clause. F. W. Pomeroy. to whom the Execu tive Committee of the Gladstone Liberal Memorial Fund entrusted .the designing of the Gladstone statue, has nearly fin ished his work. The statue will be placed In the central lobby of the House of Par liament, and will be unveiled by Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. the Liberal leader in the House of Commons, May 19, the anniversary of tho death of Mr. Glad stone. London Is apparently to be denuded for 'the next few months of certain more or less distinguished personages, such as con fidence men and Jewel thieves, for this class of criminals aro betaking themselves to Paris. ' It is computed by a Scotland Yard officer that SKI detective are engaged at the Channel ports of England and France watching this migration of thieves. Arnold White, tho author. In- this week's Academy, asks tho assistance of "poets, men of Imagination and masters of lan guage," in devising a term, to replace "col onlsts," as a description of Canadians. Australians and' South Africans. Mr. White points out that "coloniste" Is not good enough, and Is resented. "British er." Mr. White thinks, might do. The fourth number of the Anglo-Saxon Review appears this week with a gorgo ous binding and a portrait, after Sargent, of the editor. Lady Randolph Churchill. The list of subscribers .to published, show ing that the paper's supporters are "mare numerous in America than In Great Brit sin. IN GERMAN SAMOA. Flaff-ItaUIne on Four Islands of the Group. CHICAGO, April 7. A special dispatch to the Record from Apia, Samoa, dated March 17, says: The imperial German flag was raised and undisputed German rule over the Islands of Upolu, Manono, Apollma and Savll be gan March 1. The ceremony took place at Mullnuu. In front of the Governor's house. Fully 000 native Samoans, besides nearly all tho foreign residents, were present. , At 8 o'clock In the morning all the ves sels In the harbor ran up their bunting and almost every building In town dis played the national colors. At 9 o'clock a detachment of bluejackets landed from the German man-of-war Cormorant and formed In front of the German school. The procession then moved to Mullnuu. Consul Grunow presented the flag to Gov ernor Solf, who said: "By order of His Majesty, the Emper or, I now declare these Islands to be Ger man territory and the German Hag which I now receive from tho hands of the Im perial German Acting Consul and which henceforth ahall wave over the Islands as a token of German sovereignty. I, as sisted by the Commander of H. M. 8. Cormorant, now solemnly "hoist." THE RUNNING RACES. Yesterday's "Winners at Memphis and Oakland. MEMPHIS, April 7. The results of the races were: Selling, seven furlongs La Josephine won. Miss Mae Day second, the Lady in Blue third; time. 1:5 Half mile Lilly Pantland won. Queen Dixon second, South Breeze third; time, 0:50. Half mile, Gaston Hotel stakes Joe Frey won, Garry Hermann second, Sard third; time, 0:50. Mllo and a sixteenth Banished won. Abusive second, W. B. Gates third; time, 1:51. Sir furlongs, selling Judge Wordell won. Free Hand second. Sir Blaze third; time, 1:1 Races at Oakland. SAN FRANCISCO, April 7. The weath er at Oakland was flno and the track fast. Tho results were: Fl;e furlongs, selling Zurich, won. My Dear second, Christine third; time, 1:02K- Four furlongs Parsifal won, Gaylon Brown second, Aphrodls third; time, 0:0. Mile and a sixteenth, selling Lothian won. Scotch Plaid second, Jennie Held third; time, IMS. Futurity Handicap, purse $2000 Sofala won. Dunfree second. Diderot third; time, 1:12. One mile May W. won, Gauntlet sec ond, Formero third; time, 1:41K. Six furlongs Headwater won, Pomplno second. Dr. Sheppard third; time, 1:14. ChlcnRO street-Hallway Strike. CHICAGO, April 7. The South Side sur face lines, which were tied up last night by a etriko of the power-house employes, furnished very uncertain transportation facilities today. The cable lines were running, but the electric lines, which act as feeders on the same streets, were not running at all. and on other streets so in frequently and with so many delays that patrons preferred to walk. The strike resulted from a new order, which went Into effect last night. It put the work formerly done by three shifts of men on the shoulders of two shifts. Knabe Pianos. Wiley B. Allen Co. BOERSTHREATENBRABANT ACTIVITY- OK TUB BASTJTOLAlfD FROSTIER. Hay Attack the British, Pored st Wegener" Casualties at Redders-bers-Ul-TTeetment of Farmers. LONDON, April IT. The Boers are In force at Wepener, north of Smlthfleld, Or ange Free State, and aro threatening Gen eral Brabant's Colonial division, the main body of which, with tho artillery, is at Wepener. , A telegram, which left Maseru, B&suto land. North of Wopener, at midnight, de scribes the Boers as being In "great force," and Brabant is afraid to make a frontal attack, but, it la added, they were en deavoring to turn the British position by crossing the Basuto frontier by a road skirting Caledon River, which emerges south of Wepener. Tho Basutos ore excited. Assistant Commissioner Griffiths, wlth.a force of police, left Maseru Friday, going where the Boers ore about to tres. pass, and the tribesmen engaged for rati, road work at Bloemfonteln are deserting to protect their villages. Reports reach Mo. sent almost hourly of Boer activity in the Orange Frco State. The latest unofficial dispatch from Bloemfonteln, dated Thursday, says: "The Boers show great activity, and numbers of British troops are arriving daily." The alleged ill-treatment of the farmers who gave up their arms has called to the front the "Friend of the Free State," pub lished by correspondents under military supervlrlon. In Its comments It says: "When the question of settlement comes, those who are responsible for the outrages will be called to account. We show leniency and tolerance toward rebels, and we exptct our example to be followed by those directing the enemy's affairs. We shall exact from the two Presidents full reparation for cruelty and Inhumanity." Lord Roberts reports to the War Office as follows: "Bloemfonteln, April 6. The casualties at Heddersburg were: "Officers killed. Captain Casson and Lieutenant Barclay, both of the Northum. berlands; wounded, two; captured, eight. "Noncommissioned officers and men killed, eight; wounded, 33. The rest wert captured. "Our strength was 157 mounted infantry and 419 Infantry. The enemy was said to be 3200 strong, with five guns." The army and people at Bloemfonteln are depending on water drawn from the wells. The afternoon papers are unspar ing In their criticism of the military dis position permitting COO men to be Isolated and captured. A small contingent of gunJ ners from the British batCe-shlp Monarch left Cape Town for Bloemfonteln Friday. Though Roberts lost nearly 1000 men this week, he Is stronger, relatively, as four times as many have been landed at the Cape. GAME OF COUXTERSTROKH. General Methuen's Gain and Lord Robert's Loss. NEW YORK. April 7.-A dispatch to the Tribune from London eas: The game of counteretroke has been played on both sides with success. General. Methuen has entrapped a small body ot Boers near Boshof, surrounding them and taking 54 prisoners, after a four hours' fight. His force Included the Imperial Yeomanry, whceo exploit will bo a popular one In England, where great Interest has been taken In this body of rough riders and crack shots. The casualties were nearly equal on both sides, apart from the prisoners. This episode throws little light upon the mjeterious operati6ns which General Me thuen has been conducting north of Klm berley. It Indicates, the facility with which the British commanders can adapt themselves to the guerrilla warfare Into which tho Boer's tactics are rapidly de generating. ' General Vlllebols Mareul, who was killed on the' Boer side, was Joubert's military adviser In Natal, and was en gaged by Dr. Leyds at the outbreak of .the war. His record In the French army was brilliant, and Dr. Leyds made an excel lent Investment In securing his services. He" had been In the "French War Office and Staff College and was Chief of Staff in the Algerian army. French officers have considered that his abilities were overrated, but he had evidently been most useful to the Boer Generals In Natal, In showing them how they could adapt their tactics to new conditions of warfare. He was the best foreign expert on tho Dutch side, and his death is a serious "blow, especially as the Boers have lost two of their.- best men Joubert and Cronje. If he suggested the new policy of counter-attack upon the lines of tho British communication, as has been re ported, he has fallen a victim of his own tactics. The Boers have followed up their suc cess at Karee Spruit by a similar stroke aimed against General Roberts' line ot communications. The new' tactics fol lowed by the Boers have a dispiriting ef fect upon the thoughtless observers who had fancied that the war was virtually over, but veterans In the service are not dlt concerted by them nor seriously alarmed. Absurd estimates, printed by sensational newspapers, of the strength of tho Boer raiders are rejected In of ficial circles as unworthy of credence. Instead pf having 20,000 men and being in readiness to Invest Bloemfonteln, the Boers are not believed to have mora than 5000 or 7000 burghers. Inaction In the north was fatal to them and they were forced to adopt new tactics and attempt a series of counter-attacks. General Bullcr's Inaction Is not under, stood liy military men here and the opin ion Is expressed that Warren's' division will be ordered to the Free State. The Asbantee outoreak Is considered in opportune, but not of serious magnitude. Boer Prisoners Eacnped. CAPE TOWN, April 6.X determined'at tempt to escape was made today by the Boer prisoners at SImonstown, and 14 of them succeeded in getting away. In the confusion, one of the prisoners was killed and another was wounded. One roan was recaptured. Sentries havo been placed at different points of the town, and the station Is under military supervision. Boera Captured at Carnarvon. CARNARVON, Cape Colony. April 8. It Is reported that 200 Insurgents who were not .aware that Sir Charles' Parsons had occupied Kenhardt rode Into that place and were captured by the British, troops. The Canadian Artillery has returned here' from Van Wyck's Vlek Defaulting- Cashier Arrested. SAN FRANCISCO, April 7. Walter E. Groffe. the defaulting cashier of the Adams Express Company at Dayton. O., who left the city October 6 last, taking with him $3000 of the corporation's money, has been arrested in this city, He had registered at the Brooklyn Hotel under the name ot IL J. Hallne, "but when taken into cus tody admitted his Identity and said he was ready to go back and face the conse quences. 'He stated that as all of Tola money was gone, he had made twb at tempts at suicide and was contemplating another when he was apprebended. Minnesota Popnllst Ticket. MINNEAPOLIS, April 7. The counting of the referendum, ballots by the state Mtddleof-the-Road Populist convention was finished today. The, ticket selected is as follows: Governor, 8,'M. Falrchlld. Minneapolis; Lleutrnartt-Governor, E. G. Wallender, Duluth; Secretary of State. H. B. Ims dahl, Warren; Treasurer. S. W. Powell, Stillwater; Attorney-General, E. A. Twltcioll, Minneapolis; Chief Justice, 8. G. Harris. SL Paul: Associate Justice. J. TV. Temple, Minneapolis; Railroad Corn- mlssloners, M. R. Park. Lester" Prairie, M. P. Moran,' QracevUIe; 3. J, Hlbbaro, Duluth. The total vote cast" was about 4000.' In the last election the Mlddle-oMhe-Road-ra polled only ISO .votes. 1 . i AN OVERNIGHT AFFAIR; Haldeman, of Louisville, Says Dewey. Will Stand. So Show. LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7. W. B. Hal deman, of tha Courier-Journal, who. In 1S96, was one of the most prominent leaders of the National .Democratic movement,' and represented Kentucky on the National committee, today said of the announce ment of the candidacy of Dewey for tha Presidency: "In- my opinion the Dewey candidacy is an overnight affair, and I do not believe at this late day the Admiral, consp'cuoua though his naval achievements be, will be able to figure prominently la the race for tho Presidency. I feel quite sure that the Democrats wilt not take him up. Mr. Bryan Is as good as nominated. The party is solidly for him In my belief, and 1 look forward with pleasure to miDDOrtlnir him .this FalL Mr. Bryan Is more than an able politician. He is an honest politician. His hold upon tho Democracy of the country Is secure. I do not see how Admiral Dewey or any other man can hope to com pete with him for the Democratic nominal tlon." WHEELER. HOT A CANDIDATE. Ills Greatest Ambition. Haa Been Re alised. WASHINGTON. April 17. General "Wheeler's attention being called to a re cent suggestion of himself as a Vlce Presldential candidate, .he mado the fol lowing statement: "I do not think ray name has ever been .mentioned in that connection excepl as very many other gentlemen have beea referred to, simply in the way of a per sonal compliment. I have apir'..itei these" flattering allusions to myself, but never regarded them as at all or other than the kind expressions of partial friends. The greatest ambition of my life has already been realised. I have seen those who were once Confederate soldiers, fight under the Stars and Stripes against a foreign foe ns soldiers of tho United States. I have seen the masses of tho people of all the Southern States eagerly and earnestly offer their services to fight in the country's cause, and have seen them thus become participants in the events which have suddenly made ours the leader among the great powecs of the world and opened avenues which enable us to estab lish the most favorable commercial rela tions with countries containing nearly one third of the earth's population. "I havo seen tho cordial relations which existed during the first 70 years of our Government firmly re-established between the people of all sections of all our com mon country, and in this I believe I see the dawn of a new prosperity. In which the Southern States will be the largest beneficiaries. The realization of condi tions so advantageousto our country fills the measure of my desires, and beyond that I havo no ambition whatever." Xeir Mexico for Bryan. DENVER, April 7. A special to the News from Raton. N. M.. says the terri torial convention held today selected dele gates to the Democratic National Con vention, and declared for W. J. Bryan for President, i PUERTO RICANS GARROTED. Five Mnrderers Executed In the Spanish Style. PONCE. Puerto Rico, April 7. The five mm Simon Rodriguez, Carlos Pachecho, Hermogenes Bheco. Eugenlo Rodri guez and Rofli Santiago, convicted of the murder, Ifroctober, 1SS3, of Prudnqfo Mendos, at Yuaco. after criminally as saulting the wife and daughter of their victim, who were compelled to dance about the corpse, were executed today by the garrote during the early forenoon In this city at a spot about a mile from the ialL "Business was suspended.- and largu but orderly crowds lined the streets and ur rounded the elevated platform upon which the execution took place. Eugenlo Rodri guez resisted the executioners. Before he was subdued, five officers were required to overpower him. He addressed tho crowds on his way to the platform, de claring his Innocence and blaspheming and cursing at the priests. The women along the route of the procession walled and wept as the condemned men went by. A halt was made near the platform and the carts proceeded singly to the steps. Some of the condemned walked up, but others hi.d to be carried to the platform, where they were seated and bound, with their bocks to the posts. As the execu tioner tightened tho screw rapidly the bodies twitched for two or three minutes, and then all was over. The officials ot this place censure the American authori ties for permitting the Spanish mode of execution, although they favored the death penalty being Inflicted. The crowds dispersed in an orderly manner after the execution, and the business houses were reopened. The Riot at San Jnnn. NEW YORK. April 7. A special to the Herald from Washington says: Secretary Root received a brief cMs- gram from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Which sajo there has been trouble there between the Puerto Rlcans and a body of Jamaica negroes who arrived In Puerto Rico to work. The natives resented their comlns, and a small riot followed, resulting In the killing of one of the negroes. The officials of the War Department do not bel!eo the matter Is serious, and they are confident that General Davis will be able to deal with It. i t Headquarters of China Squadron. SAN FRANCISCO. April 7. The squad ron of the United States Navy, recently formed in Chinceo waters. Is to have Its headquarters at Hong Kong. For some time it was thought that the war vessels dispatched to Hong Kong from Manila and San Francisco were on temporary duty, and were to be returned soon, but such Is now known not to be a fact. D. A. Smith, Pay Director In tho Navy, and William Long, a pay cleric have arrived here on their way to Hong Kong, whero they will report for duty. I m nuaband and "Wife Are One. New York Post. In Guilford County, North Carolina, a young roan who was courting a young woman was forbidden by her father to come on the premises. The girl's mother told him he was welcome, and he followed her advice. The angry father sued him for trespass. The mother signed his bond. The case was tried and the father lost, the Magistrate holding that, as husband and wife are one, sho had a right to invite the young man. i i Schools for Mining-. WASHINGTON, April -7.-Scnator Till man, from the committee on mines and mining, today reported tho bill providing for the utilization of a part of tho pro ceeds of the sales of public lands. In sup port of schools for mining In the public land states. .It provides for tho appropria tion of J0,0 annually for tha present In each case and the gradual increase of the amount to $20,000. n Situation In Asliantee. ACCRA, British Gold Coast Colony, Africa, April 6. Tho situation in Ashahteo Is unchanged. A Coomassle runner -reports that all tho Asbantee tribes 'are In arms, the King of Bekwai alone remain ing loyal. It is believed that the Asbantee golden stool has been found and that the rising Is due to the endeavor of the Gov ernor of the colony. Sir Frederic Mitchell Hodgson, to take possession of It. ' - PERUHHTffiSTEP TO HEALTH. Writes: ' have used one bottle otPeruna tor lassitude and I can rec ommend It highly. " Willis Brewer. Simimiiiiiiuiiinimuimjuif Peruna, the great spring tonic and endorsed by the following prominent Senor Quesada, of the1 Hon, of Washington, D.C. Booker T. Washington, of Tuskegee, Alabama, Belva A. Lockwood, 619 "F" street, N. W.y Washington, D. C. Senator Stephen R. Mallory, ofPensa cola, Fla. Chief Justice William C. Chambers, of Washington, D. & Congressman H. W. Ogden, from Benton, Lowa. Governor Joseph J. Johnston, of Mont' gomery, Ala. . Major General Joseph Wheeler, Ala. Governor G. W. Atkinson, PROTECTION IN GERMANY GOVERXMCXT HAS 7CO ISTEXTIOX TO CnAXGE ITS TARIFF POLICY. Usual' Comment on the AnRlo-Boer War Attempted AnannslnatIon of Prince of Walea. BERLIN, April 7. Regarding Germany's projected new commercial treaty policy. various semiofficial utterances during the past week show the Imperial government does not Intend to deviate from the pro tective tariff policy. In no case will thero be a lowering of duties. Finance Minis ter Miquel. In his own organ, tho Poltlscho Nachrlchten, says: "At present the government Is consider ing whether It Is advisable to Introduce maximum and minimum tariffs instead of the present system' of a uniform tariff scale. Thero nre many reasons for argu ing in favor of such a changed especially the assurance thus given to every branch of trade and Industry that no matter how the treaties are finally concluded, a certain amount of protection againet for eign competition Is vouchsafed. This ap plies still stronger to tho productive and agricultural classes." The South African War, throughout tho week, was commented on In the usual pplrit. The smallest success of the Boers was magnified and hailed, while the Brit lh succefse were belittled. Tomorrow's Die Woche will contain nn article from the pen of Major von Francoles. late Governor of German Southwest Africa. Interestingly weighing the chancel of Boer trektt to that German colony after the war 13 over. The author, on tho whole, considers tha Boers'would bo an undesirable element. As further details about the attempt on the llff of the Prmqe of Wales, at Brus sels, come In. tho press chante Its cub and considers It In the light of a farce. The Voerwaerts today, grouping all the evidence, says: "Tho whole thing was a dummo dungenstrelch (youngster's esca pade), nnd It Is preposterous to seek there in proof of International anarchism or any politics whatever." Andrew D. White, the United States Am bassador, has secured passage on board the Deutscheland for July 2D alone, sailing from Cherbourg after viewing the Paris Exposition .hurriedly. He will attend his daughter's Sreddlng and will vWt Wash ington beforo returning here. Mr. White has sent some reminiscences of Tolstoi nnd others to a. New York magazine, and has about finished a long historical work. Cyclist Tonrlnc Abroad. From present Indications the cycling sea son for 1900 promises to show more tour ing than ever before. The building of cycle paths, which has been pushed en thusiastically throughout the country dur ing tho last year, has opened up territory heretofore unknown to the average rider. Touring abroad will also be Indulged in by many. The special arrangements mado with the foreign cycling associations by ex- Presldent Keenan. of'the League of Amer- lean Wheelmen, will be of positive benefit - KimWWwA 1WWSSSmJ'-" - - Cuban Lega Louisiana from Argentine Republic,. ot.Washing ton, D. C. fgingrsstmap 4nuf (JtCmmip Wheeler, of of W. Va. to many who will visit the Paris Expo sition this year. The New York Tribune advises that members of tho Leaguo of American Wheelmen contemplating a visit abroad this year should communicate with Abbott Bassett, the secretary of the league at. Boston, who will forward to those In quiring a membership ticket of the Cycl ists" Touring Club of England, which will be of considerable benefit to the tourist abroad. The ticket will cost nothing to members. Tourists from abroad visiting this country are guaranteed similar cour tesies by the League of American Wheel men. e DOUBLE TURRET TESTS. Those of the Kcnrsarce Proved En tirely Sntlafactory. WASHINGTON. April 7. Tho Naval Board of Inspection, of which Rcar-Ad-mlral Frederick Rodgers is president, has submitted d unanimous report to the Acting Secretary of the Navy on the re cent trial of tho battle-ship Kearsargo. off the Virginia Capes. The most In teresting, and. to naval people, the most Important, feature of the trial was the test of tho superimposed turrets of tho battle-ship, made primarily to detcrmlno the stabllky of the vessel and the struc tural strength of the turrets. Concern ing the turret tests, tho board says: "During the afternoon of April 3, tho four guns In the forward turret were fired simultaneously at 4000 yards' range, and three of the projectiles apparently fell In the same spot; one fell about 300 yards beyond, but on the line. The four guns from the after turret also were fired simultaneously, and In this case three projectiles fell In the name spot; one eight-Inch projectile fell to the right. During this test tho blast from the eight Inch guns In tho superimposed turret did not Inconvenience the people In the 13 Inch turret. After these tests, all of the guns of tho main and secondary batteries wero fired at extreme elevation and at level. No Injury was done to the struc ture of the ship or the gun mounts by these tests, except breaking a glass and a bolt." The board notes that on, firing the au tomatic one-pounders. In the military tops, the vibration and Jump to the mount was so great as to make any further fir ing of these guns damrcrous. The search lights failed to give satisfaction, due to their unfinished condition. The board Itemizes some unfinished work due to putting the vessel In commission before she was quite completed, and some minor defective work, which will be made good by the contractors. The board calls at tention to tho fact that the vessel was taken from the contractors before she had been thoroughly completed, and says that on this account tho benefits Intend ed to be attained by the Government as the result of a final trial were not forth coming. It is recommended that the first official trial of a vessel in future be not made until that vessel ha3 practically been completed In all particulars. The speed attained with a mixture of slacs and soft coal was 14.99 knots per hour. i i Punctnre-Proof Tire. A German scientist has patented a puncture-proof tire filling. If successful It will prove a boon to bicycle-riders, es pecially, as well as to owners of rubber- tired vehicles of aU kinds and air saddle and cushions. The filling is a Jelly made of glue. Glyce- catarrh remedy, is men and womeq: Ex-Governor P. B. S. Pinchbacltfof Senator W. N. Roach, from' North Dakota; Judson W. Lyons, Registerof the U. S. Treasury, of Washington, D. C. Hon. H. G. Worthington, ex-Minister Governor W. M. Lord, of Oregon. Hon. S. Smithmeyer, architect of the Congressional Library,, Washington, D.C.. Hal. P. Denton, Chief National Export Exposition, of Philadelphia, Pa. rino Is added to prevent hardening, and an antiseptic preparation that keeps It from fermenting. The mixture is first heated until It liquefies, and is then beaten to a stiff foam. Whllo in this frothy condition. It Is liv troduced Into the tire or saddle and al lowed to cool and partly solidify. The re sult Is a. light, spongy material, of cellular formation, exceedingly light In weight, and proof against tacks. nall3, glass and all puncturing objects,. Tho formula for making it Is not expensive, and the result so satisfactory that it will become gener ally used. o . Friendly Counsel. Bessie Fred last night told mo he loved me. Lizzie Did be? Oh, I'm so glad! For mercy's sake don't let him get away from you. 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