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NEWS OF THE CHURCHES.
IPWORTH LRAGIER9 MAY COME
TO SAVANNAH IVEXT YEAR,
Her. Dr. RiEiilnlr of Mercer Vnlver
• Ity at the Fimt Raptlst Church
To-day—Her. Rancom Anthony to
Review the Last St* Month* of His
Pastorate—Rev. Charles IV. Strong
Will Conduct the Services at St.
John’s—“ Home Malting:" Rev. A. J.
Smith's Subject at the First Pres-'
hyterlnn To-night Rev. J. A.
Thompson att Grace Methodist.
The interest among the churches, partic
ularly Methodist, Is centered this week is
the Kpworth league Conference that was
held In Rome, beginnings Thursday and
The conference has attracted more than
usual Interest from the fact that It Is
quite likely to be the last state confer
ence of the society, as there is a move
ment on foot, and one that has developed
considerable strength, to divide the State
Conference in conformity with the state
division of the church, into a North Geor
gia Conference, and n South Georgia Con
Another Interest that Savannahlans in
partioular have In the conference is that
the delegates from the local leagues went
instructed to Invite the confer
ence to hold its annual meet
ing In 1901 In Savannah. If It Is de
cided to divide the conference, this Invi
tation will doubtless be withheld, and the
Executive Committee of the meeting be
asked to po6tpone the question of the next
place of meeting until the Savannah dele
gates can confer with the local leagues.
A distinguished visitor to Savannah to
day is Rev. B. D. Ragsdale, D. D., who
will conduct both morning and evening
services at the First Baptist Church. Dr.
Ragsdale is one of the younger men in
tho ministry of his denomination and one
of the ablest. He is regarded by many
as the ablest expounder of the Bible In
Georgia. He occupies the Bible chair In
Mercer university and is very popular with
the boys as well as the entire denomina
tion of the South. A treat is in store for
all those who hear him.
Pastor John D. Jordan fully expected to
be at home to-day, but the committee held
that some of the pastors ought to remain
in Atlanta and preach. As Dr. Jordan had
not preached in Atlanta during his resi
dence in the state they specially claimed
him. He finally consented to remain on
condition that Dr. Ragsdale be sent to
supply his pulpit.
At Wealey Monumental Church services
will be held at 11 o’clock a. m. and at 8:30
p. m. There will be preaching at 11 by
Rev. Ed F. Cook, the pastor, and at 8:30
P- u by Rev. C. H. Carson, Jr. The
Sunday School will moot at f> p. m. The
Kpworth League will meet on Tuesday at
R:3O p. m., prayer meeting on Wednesday
at the same hour, and the Junior League
on Friday at 4:30.
Services at Trinity will be held at 11
o’clock a. m. and at 8:30 p. m.. conducted
by the pastor. Rev. Bascom Anthony. The
morning service will be of special interest
4o the friends and members of the church,
ws at that time the semi-annual reports
of the various departments will he submit
ted showing the progress of the church
for the last six months.
The usual services will be held at Grace
Methodist Chruch to-day at 11 o’clock n.
•n.. and at 8:30 p. m. Rev. John A.
Thompson. I). D.. presiding elder of this
district, will preach. He will also con
duct the third quarterly conference In tlie
afternoon at 5:30 o’clock. The Sunday
School will meet at 4:30 p tn. The. Kp
worth League will meet Tuesday nt 8:30
p. m. and the prayer meeting will he held
on Wednesday at the same hour. The
Junior League will meet Wednesday aft
ernoon at 4:30 o’clock.
The members of Grace Church Epworth
lasagne wore entertained Friday evening
mt the home of .Mr. and Mrs. Arnold. Park
avenue, west, it being the regular monthly
business meeting and social of the league.
The following officers were elected to
serve for the ensuing term of six months:
President—W. Q. Hughes.
FUrsrt Vice President—W. L. Arnold.
Second Vico President—Mrs. Osgood F.
Third Vice President— C. H. Kenny.
Fourth Vice President—Miss Alice Metz
•Secretary—D L. O’Neal
Organist—Miss Rena ftnann.
Assistant Organist— Molile Scott.
The business disposed of. the meeting
was then turned over to the Entertain
ment Committee for the remainder of th*
evening. The programme as provided by
the committee furnished amusement for
all present. Eater in the evening re
freshments were served. These meetings
and entertainments of Grace League are
well attended and enjoyed, and this one
was no exception, and the Leaguers who
were present feel indebted to Mr. und
Mrs. Arnold for their kind hospitality.
There will be preaching at Seventh
Btreet Methodist Church at 11 o’clock a.
m. and at 8:30 p. m. by the pastor, Rev.
J. A. Smith. The subject of morning dis
course will be “The Rest Giver;" and ut
night, “A Soul-Stirring Theme.” The
Sunday School will meet at 4:30 o'clock;
the Junior League Monday afternon at 5
o'clock; the Senior League on Tuesday
night at 8:30 o’clock, and prayer service
and love feast on Thursday night.
Rev. Charles H. Strong will conduct the
usual services at St. John’s Church, inis
morning. The Sunday School will meet
*< 6 o’clock. There will be no night ser
At Christ Church, Rev. Robb White,
rector, there wIM be a service and ser
mon at 11 o’clock, am., and a service at
6i30 p m. The Sunday School will meet
at 8:30 p. m.
At St. Paul’s Church, Rev. J. L. Scully,
rector, the services will he as follow*:
Early celebration at 7:30 o’clock a. m.,
morning prayer et 11, Sunday School at
ft p. m., and evening prayer at 6:30.
At St. /Michael's Chapel, Christ Church
Mission, Rev. F. A. Juny, assistant rector
In charge, will hold services at 11 a. m ,
*nd 830 p. m. The Sunday School meets
at 6 p. m , and the Bible class every
Thursday at 8:30 p. m.
At the First Baptist Church, Rev 13.
IN Ragsdale. D.D , of Mercer University,
■will preach at 11 o'clock a m and at 8:30
p. m. The Sunday School will meet at 6.
R*v. D W. Gwln Trill preach to tha ron
KT'WAtion of the Duffy Street Baptist
Church at 11 o’clock a m , and at 8:30
p. m. Other service* of the day will be
the young people’s devotional meeting at
30 a. m , and Sunday School at 5 p. m.
The regular services of the Southsldf
baptist r'hurch will be conducted by the
I>aetor, Rev. D. S. Kd infield at 11 o'clock
a. m., and at 8 p. m. The Sunday School
will meet at 4 p m. The regular weekly
prayer meeting and B. Y. P. U. will meet
on Wednesday at 8 p. m.
“Home Making'' will be the subject of
the Sunday evening’s sermon to young
women at the First Presbyterian Church,
by Arthur J. Smith, tht* pastor.
The choir will sing the following mtislc
at the evening service:
Chorus. "The Lord Is My Rock," by
Duet, “Ah, Let Him Whose Sorrow/’
<Rubenstein). Mrs Mice and Mr* Rowe.
Solo and quartette. "I Lay My Sine on
Jeeua/* (Bkderman), Mrs. Mise and cbolr.
Chonia, Shout the Glad Tidings/ (Gil
Wednesday evening the monthly con
cert of prayer for missions will be held.
There will be preaching at the Lawton
Memorial at 11 o’clock a. m. At 8:30 p. m.
there will he a gospel song service. These
services will be conducted by Rev. W\ A.
Nisbet, the pastor.
At the Lutheran Church of the Ascen
sion, there will be preaching by the pas
tor, Rev. Dr. W. C. Schaeffer, at 11
o’clock a. m., and at 8:30 p. m.
The .Parsonage Aid Society will meet
at the parsonage on Monday, at 5 p. m.
The Luther league will have an import
ant meeting next Tuesday night at 8:30
o'clock. All members should be present.
Owing to the pastor’s absence from Ihe
city, no services will be held in St. Paul's
Lutheran Church. The Sunday School
will meet at 5 o’clock p. m.
At Ihe Christian Church, the pastor.
Rev. W. F. Watkins, will preach at 11
o’clock a. m., on “Man's Amen to God’s
Appointment." There will be a short ser
vice at 8:30 p. in., with a plain talk on
“Harsh Judgmenta." The Christian En
deavor meeting will be held at 8 p. m.
At the Sacred Heart Church, there will
be services as follows: First mass at 6:30
a. in., second mass at 9. There will bo
no Sunday 'School to-day, but the Sunday
School scholars will assemble ot the
School Hall on Sunday. July 1, at 4 o’clock.
Rt. Rev. Bishop Kelley will confirm' n
claes of fifty at 8 o’clock In the evening,
and will pronounce the benediction of the
Blessed Sacrament immediately after con
firmation. The annual picnic will be held
at Tybee on Tuesday, July 10.
A Christian Science service will be held
at the First Church Christ’s Scientist, at
11 o’clock, when a sermon, "Christian Sci
ence," will be delivered. The Sunday
School will meet at 12 o’clock. The Wed
nesday meeting will be held at 8:30 p. m.
Y. M. C. A.
The speaker to address the Young Men’s
Christian Association meeting this after
noon at 4 o’clock is Mr. Habersham Clay.
His subject is, “A Great Conversion." Mr.
Clay is one of the most impressive speak
ers the association has, and those who
hear him will surely not regret doing so.
A tenor solo will bo sung by Mr. Reid
Miller. The service, which begins at 4
o’clock, lasts three-quarters of an hour.
The Salvation Army will hold the fol
lowing services: A children’s meeting at
11 o'clock a. m., nt the hall, St. Julian and
Whitaker streets; ti Christian praise meet
ing at 3 p. m. Service** in the Park Ex
tension nt 5, and a salvation battle for
souls at 8.
Interview With llev. 11. 11. Lowry,
of the I 'Diversity of Pekin, on the
New York. June 23 —The Rev. Dr. JJ.
If. Lowry, an American, president of the
Pekin University, the only great institu
tion of learning In the Celestial empire,
which is conducted on an occidental basis,
believes the dismemberment of China a
highly improbable contingency despite
the steps for the repression of the Chinese
which have had to be undertaken on ac
count of the outrages committed by the
Boxers against the missionaries.
Dr. Lowry had just arrived in this
country on n vacation. He had spent
the greater part of Ids life in China. He
went there thirty-three year® ago and in
that time has won universal respect alike
among the high class Chinese end tlie
• - ■ ■ , -j
HONG KONG BRITISH POLICE.
(Those men are from India, and represent a part of the British forces likely to
come into hostile contact with the Chinese in case there is any hard fighting.)
European residents, and this is evidenced
by the high place in the university which
he holds. Ilia views are decidedly
not thoee of n superficial observer. His
belief that China will not be dismember
ed is not simply the result of his own
observations; U is quite in accord with the
views of practically all the foreign am
bassadors and ministers there.
“Just before leaving China,” said Dr.
Ix>wry, “1 had a taik with the Ameri
t'an minister <o Chino, the Hon. Edwin
H. Conger. He told me that the repre
sentative*? of the pow’ers had considered
tho matter In all its various phases and
had reached the conclusion that a par
tition of China would be most undesira
ble, for it could not be done without the
inevitable and lone; expected general war.
You ace, every nation is anxious to ob
tain the yolk of the egg. Every nation
wants to obtain more than its competi
tors. Russia, which is the strongewt ;x>w
er in the East today, is said to be be
hind the sudden reactionary movement,
and I believe this to be true. At the same
time, Rutsiti can do nothing, even with
the old of France, so long as America,
Great Britain and Japan net together.”
“Haw Russia ©htt.tined so strong a foot
hold in northern China as alleged?”
“Yes. She has anticipated nnd fore-
; ;• thousan tlS ° f
fering just be
fore and during menstruation—a
story of aches, darting pains, torture
in back, head, limbs and abdomen.
BRAD FI ELD'S
will cure these sufferers—regulate
their menses and drive out all "fe
-1 male troubles." Druggists sell It
I tor $1 ■ bottle.
. tbx luDmui BiomaTos oo aiuk a*.
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 190(1
stalled all other nations, especially Japan,
which has irretrievably lost its opportu
nity to become the ruiiing power of the
Far East. Had Japan struck the neces
sary Mow at Russia last year, and had
she won, she would have been in a posi
tion to dictate to ad the world so far as j
China is concerned.
The C hinese Character.
“The Chinese are essentially a com
mercial and agricultural race. The gen
eral conception that there are all akin to
the laundryman, so common in our count
try it absurd. China has a high dviliza- j
, tion, with o fine literature, an 1 while
Chinese methods may seem antiquated
and ridiculous from our viewpoint, yet,
there ie much to he said in favor of the
Confucian civilization. For Instance, there
is not one line in all the Chinese sacred
books, upon which Chinese civilization
rests and which prescribes etiquette and
morals, which could rot be read aloud
before children. This is more than can
be said of the sacred books of some other
nationalities and races. But to return to
the individual Chinese. He is not dense;
on the contrary, he is an intellectual
marvel in many respects. The greater
occidental diplomats are helpless when
face to face with the diplomats of China.
A Chinese diplomat w ill sit opposite to you
and will lie most palpably and openly, and
yet, knowing that every word he has ut
tered is fi lie, you can do nothing. That
is why diplomacy moves so slowly in
“Time and again the foreign represen
tatives in Pekin have thought they had
the Chinese government cornered, with
out a loophole for escape. Nevertheless,
when the crucial moment has arrived,
Chinese ‘diplomacy’ has enabled the gov
ernment to turn a mental somersault and
to wriggle out of any and all promises
“Then Chinese morality is not very
high, judged by our standards?’’
“On the contrary, China is the most
•moral nation in the world, taken ns a
nation. Of course, there are individ
uals in every nation that disgrace them
selves aiul their race. It is so with China,
but. on the whole, the Chinese are excep
tionally moral. Sexual laxity is held in
far greater abhorrence in China than in
any occidental land, and reverence for
parents Is far more general there than
here or in Europe, us all Ihe world
Two International Blunder*.
"But it China is so civilized, why are
the Chinese so opposed to foreigners?”
“There has a som-what natural
reaction. After the war of 18tJ0 the na
tions made a great mistake in admitting
China Into the comity of nations as a
civilized power. They should have taken
charge of the empire instead, and a per
iod of nt least a hundred years should
have been devoted to its reform. That
precaution was neglected and the nations
are now reaping the consequence. China
as a nation is wondrously and terribly
conceited. This must always be borne
in mind when Chinese matters are con
sidered. Most serious international com
plexities there have been due to this
Chinese trait. Every time foreign vig
ilance is relaxed China arrives at t lie con
clusion that she has grown powerful
enough to dispense with foreigners and
unpleasant incidents of all sorts ensue.
“The mistake of 1860 might have been
remedied in 1893, Just after the Japanese
war. Then Japan should have assumed
the responsibility of modernizing China,
but Russia interfered, and a3 a result,
'China, having recovered from her hum
iliation, is again endeavoring to throw
oIT all foreign Influence.”
"Could not the progressive Li Hung
Clang have intervened at this time?"
‘ud is progressive only when it suits
his personal purposes. He has proved
a great disappointment lo many of his
friends, though he has many admirers
still. While enlightened in many ways he
is yet Chinese. But all ractionery in
fluences combined can not prevent the
gradual elimination of Chinese mediae
valism, for the leaven is there and is
working. The younger generation of
Chinese will prove the ultimate salvation
of their country, no matter what meas-
tires the government may take against
"Ik China worth the trouble she Is giv
ing?” . i . t#
"Most assuredly*. It Is no secret that
China Is one of the richest mineral coun
tiies In the world. Valuable minerals
ami precious stones can be found in many
parts of the y-ast empire. As yet little
mining has been done—that is what we
yvould consider mining, but the minerals
are there, awaiting the call of man.
China's lands are fertile and were they
tilled according to modern methods -would
yield handsome returns, especially If prop
erly fertilized. Even as It is, many, If
not most of the farms In China, though
they have been under cultivation contin
uously* for more than a thousand years,
still yield good crops. This speaks well
for Chinos© soil, if not for the farmer."
Ileal Purpose of the Hotter*.
The real object of the Boxers is ©aid
to be the perpetuation of the Mtnchu
dynasty and the expulsion or death of
every foreigner. The names of the
leaders of the Boxers are unknown, for
the order Is strictly secret. Owing to
the general reactionary spirit now pre
vailing, the numbers of the Boxers are
constantly increasing, and ns the army
Itself Is said to be in favor of this sect,
the present danger to the foreign con
tingent Is much graver than Is generally
"Yet China's future Is not as perplex
ing ns might seem af first glance," con
clruled Dr. Lowry. "The solution which
to my way of thinking, must come, 1s to
have the empire governed by a home
government, sanctioned and controlled by*
the notions. In that way alone, will
China ever make a lasting advance. I
had sincerely hoped and expected that to
Japan might fall the lot of modernizing
China, but International Jealousies made
this Impossible. As It Is, we must all
hope that the nations may not so far lose
their head* as to plunge Into uar on ac
count of China. It would he terrible and
would he of no benefit to China. Hightly
governed, and w*ilh her resources prop
erly and Judiciously developed, China, will
prove a tremendous factor In the world's
affairs—commercially and otherwise."
Dr. Lowry Is floma on furlough, end
us he expects to return to Pekin, he is
forced to be cautious In his remarks about
tha powers that be. The Chinese govern
ment is kept very well informed with re
gard to the utterances of all prominent
foreigners concerning China and remarks
that seem over redleal are recorded
againgt those who utter them.
WELL KNOWN* PEOPLE SEEKING
Where the President Will Spend
.July and Angust—Depot Partle* a
Feature of the National Capital.
The Wanlilngton Monument a
Danger*Spot In a Thunder Storm.
Other Matters of General Interest.
Washington, June 22.—About the only
social gathering of the present week
aside from numerous church weddings—
have been "depot parties," marking Ihe
departure of society’s favorites for pas
tures new. These depot parties, by the
way, though not exactly new, have grown
greatly In importance during the past sea
son and now assume almost the propor
tions of day-light receptions, with ebout
the same elaborate dressing as required
for garden-parties and kettle-drums.
Many times of late have the railway sta
tions of Washington been crowded with
fashionably attired—throngs, come to
waive farewells to departing friends—to
the confusion of the trainmen and the in
terest of ordinary travelers, whose heads
decorate the outside of all the car win
Several carloads of aristocratio horse
flesh also went off this week, attended to
the stations by solicitous owne;e, as well
as their stablemen, for Eu
rope have been another conspicuous fea
ture, and the next fortnight will witness
many more. Interest is on the qui vive
to know’ exactly who are going, it biing
the fad nowadays,to conctal the deep-down
desire in every American heart to travel
in foreign climes, and then, at the last
minute, to surprise ones friends. The
general clearing out occurred just in time
for the Philadelphia convention, many
people preferring to begin their summer
amusements by attendance on the great
American circus. That was the reason
why unprecedented numbers of the polit
ically famous remained in Washington so
long after the adjournment of Congress,
instead of scattering at once to their dis
tant horrea in all corners of the country,
as is commonly the case.
The closing day of a session of Congress
differs widely from its opening day, but
is fully as interesting to onlookers from
another point of view—providing, of
course, that the onlookers have no per
sonal concern in the hundreds of bills that
have failed to pass. But these keen disap
pointments that often amount to tragedies
escape the notice of the general public,
who crowd the gallerfes and make u jubi
lant picnic of the occasion. You observe
that the costly flowers—harbingers of fa
vors expected—which are such a conspic
uous feature of opening day, are never
much in evidence on the last day of the
session. But the strained nerves of Sen
ators and Representatives who have been
holding all-night sessions for a week and
working like Trojans to make up for time
they fooled away in the earlier days of the
session—cause them to be scrappy as boys
of rival schools on a football field. Their
peppery exchanges of personalities and
“blessings said backwards" afford no end
of amusement to the galleries, as well as
material for the use of political spell
binders in the preskiential campaign. Old
stagers, itke Grosvenor of Ohio, can call
a fellow-member of the House a liar in
parliamentary language with impunity—
though outside It would not go unchal
lenged; and in the Senate, Carter of Mon
tana may calk Pettigrew of South Dakota
a cur, in such a way that there is no re
buke from the chair, although that his
toric seat is occupied by such a stickler
for senatorial dignity as Senator Frye
himself, it is only the new and unexperi
enced members who call each other names
in plain, every-day language.
According to present plans, President
and Mrs. McKinley will remain in the
White House all through June and part of
July, and then go for a visit of several
weeks to their recently furnished home
in Canton. The cabinet families will main
tai nn bold front for a wihle yet. the only
withdrawals, so far, being the female
members of the Hay family and Mrs. Root
and family. Both have summer homes,
most tempting at this time ©f year; the
former In New Hampshire, on the pictur
esque shores of Lake Sunapee—the latter
on Long Island.
The Misses Hitchcbck will Ido the first
of their household to forsake this city for
the heated term, and will shortly be joined
by their mother in the New’ Hampshire
home. Mrs. Smith and Miss Wilson sail
together for Europe on the 27th inst.. to
be absent about three months. The Sec-
returv of the Treasury and Mrs. Gage will
pasfl this summer, as last, at Chevy Chase,
one of the near suburbs of Washington,
connected by electric cars—from which
point they will make short trips, as fancy
dictates. Secretary Ix>ng will run over to
his home at Hingham, Mass., whenever
official duties will permit, and Secretary
Wilson will spend his vacation in the West.
Most of the diplomats are already es
tablished In summer quarters—except poor
Mr. Wu, the Chinese minister, who is just
now about the most worried man in the
world. Lord Pauncefote will remain on
this side of the big pond, and has rented
the De Rham c*ottage at Newport for the
season. It is probable, however, that Lady
Pauncefote and her daughters will make
a short visit to England before the sea
son is over, while the British ambassador
is compelled by the duties of his position
to spend a good deal of the time in Wash
The Brazilian minister and his family
are occupying “Finisterre,” one of the
most desirable places at Narragansett
Pier; while the Chilian minister and his
wife are established in one of the neigh
boring Earle Court cottages. The family
of the Mexican ambassador, excepting
Sonora Azpiroz, who has gone to Mexico—
are registered at the Hotel Essex, Spring
Lake, N. J. The French ambassador will
shortly visit Europe, and the German am
bassador will make the same trip later in
the season. The Italian ambassador and
Baroness Fava are now' in New York, pre
ferring that city to this, and will spend
the greater portion of the summer abroad.
An interesting ceremony about to take
place on the high seas, will bo the pre
sentation to the chaplain of the Kaiser
Wilhelm dcr Grosse, the steamer, upon
which the Russian Ambassador and his
suite sailed last Tuesday—of the Cross of
St. Anna, which was given to the Atn
bpfsador, Dy the Czar of Russia, for that
Report comes from that Mr. and
Mrs. John Sloane hope to have the honeg*
of entertaining President and Mm. Mc-
Kinley on the 4th of July, which is al
ways celebrated with extraordinary* pa
triotism at that favorite resort. The cot
tagers vie with each other in honoring
the day. It Is said that the Wcstinghouse
family, of this city, will have the largest
illumination and fireworks display ever
seen in that part of the country.
Justice and Mrs. McKenna and their
handsome daughters, will summer at York
MINNISKA GINGER ALE
WILL NOT CONSTIPATE -BOTTLED AT THE SPRING BY
THE MINNISKA SPRING CO.,
AT WAUKESHA, WIS.
SAVANNAH GROCERY CO.,
Continues With Unabated Interest.
S Hi i IB Kill II PIS.
Unthoughtful and Uncaring for Consequences, Every Dollar’s
Worth Will Be Sold Without Regard to Profit or Cost.
Reinforcements from our BASEMENT, SECOND and THIRD FLOORS added
to the GREAT MOVING PHALANX of BARGAINS that will make the store resound
with exultant acclamation of the people. Nothing on record like the wonderful values
that this GRAND REMOVAL SALE offers.
Stop Your Untimely
Slaughter of Staple Goods.'
We’ve heard it hinted from many quarters (disgruntled competition) that it w.s
unnecessary for us to slash prices and profits now; that the season is young, and pie? .y
of time later to make sacrifices. Well, we prefer to unload now, when the ladies want
goods, and not when they would not he cheap to them at any price.
Greater Bargains Than Ever This Week
At the GREAT REMOVAL SALE.
Harbor, Maine. Mrs. Fuller, accompan
ied by her daughter and son-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Nathaniel Francis of New York
City, are now' at the Chief Justice’s sum
mer home in Sorrento, Me. The Bishop
of Washington and Mrs. Satterlee, with
their daughter, sailed yesterday for Eu
Representative and Mrs. Aldrich are
also in Philadelphia; and after the con
vention, will go to Atlantic City for a
long stay. Senator and Mrs. Wetmore
have opened up their Newport home for
the season. Senator M. Laurin of South
Carolina, with his wife and children, will
summer at Atlantic City. Representative
Sprague of Massachusetts, will spend a
portion of the summer in Austria. Mrs.
Washington McLean, Mrs. Dewey’s moth
er, has leased one of the most, desirable
cottagee on the famous Ocean Road, at
Narragansett, where she will pass the
greater portion of the summer. The other
cottagers are looking forward to the pros
pect of gay t 4 mes aheftd. when the Ad
miral of the navy comes to visit his
mother-in-law r . Mr. and Mrs. John R.
McLean have gone abroad for the sum
mer. Report says that “John R. ”, a dis
appointed man all around, politically,
needs the soothing atmosphere of a mon
archy, for a time, to heal his wounded
President McKinley has been entertain
ing some unusually interesting callers this
week. One of them is Admiral Ahmed
Pasha of the Sublime Porte’s navy, who
comes to make a contract for the building
of a warship for his government. Inci
dentally, he has been looking around und
enjoying himself; and it is hinted that he
has also been dickering with representa
tives of the missionaries wh >se claim
against Turkey is now being pressed by
the government. He diplomatically evades
all attempts to get him to comm t him
self, how’ever, on the latter subject. There
is little in the personal appearance of Ad
miral Ahmed Pasha to meet ones ideas of
what a true Turk looks He talks
excellent English, nnd though very .lark
complexioned, is not more so than many
of our diplomats. He gallantly declares
that the most wonderful sights he has
seen in the United Slates are our oretty
women, and he pretends not to understand
how so much beauty can be safely ex
posed to the gaze of men.
Another visitor of note is Prof. S. K.
Vatralsky, a native of Bulgaria, a grad
uate of Harvard and a writer end lectur
er of world-wide reputation. He comes
to inteiest the President in a movement
for the erection of a monument over the
grace of Mr. J. A. MacGahan, the famous
Ohio war correspondent, whose descrip
tions of Turkish atrocities, written for a
London paper, aroused oil Europe and
brought on the Russo-TurkDh War, which
resulted in the independence of Bulgaria.
MacGahan was buried in Bulgaria in
1878; but the remains were afterwards re
moved to New Lexington, 0., where they
now rest, without even a headstone. Prof.
Vatralsky’a idea is to have an association
of Ohioans, together with one of Bulga
rians, contiibute funds for a suitable
monument. Mr. McKinley’s sympathies
were at once Interested and the monument
is likely to become an accomplished fact
in the near future.
The smaller the country tho greater
the speech its new minister makes on
being presented to our President. When
England, France, Germany or Russia
sends anew Ambassador, the speech he
makes on presentation prints up in less
than a stickful; but the other day, when
Senor Don Rafael Zaldivar, the new min
ister, from the six-by.nine state of Sal
vador—the tiniest of the Central Ameri
can republics (so-called), was presented
to Mr. McKinley by Secretary Hay, his
I flowery oration filled a solid column non
par il in the Washington papers. Dr. Zal
divar is a man just beyond middle age,
and an entertaining talker, with agree
able and kindly presence and that dignity
of manner which maiks him as one “hav
ing authority.'’ H s career has been re
markable, considering the out-of-the-way
corner of the earth he halls from. While
quite young, he left Salvador to study in
the University of Guatemala, where he
received the highest degrees. Afterwards
he became one of the leading physicians
of the lat’er country. He was elected a
member of the Guatemala Congress, which
was the more honor since he was selected
as one of the three who could join that
body out of the medical profession, ac
cording to the rules of that country. Soon
afier the death of President Carrera, Dr.
Zaldivar was compelled to leave Guate
mala because his political ideas were op
posed to those of the party in power, lie
returned to Salvador, when, after serving
a few terms in Congress, he was twice
; elected President of that volcanic little
republic. Remarkable prosperity, iinan
cial and commercial, marked hts regeme,
railroads were built, and most astonish
ing of all, not a Angle revolution disturb
ed the even tenor of his wise and liberal
administration. In 'B4 his health gave
way, and leaving the Vice President in
charge of affairs in Salvador, he went to
Europe, where he remained several years.
Aside from Pr ski nt Diar, of Mexico, Dr!
Zaldivar has received more honors and
decorations than have ever been bestowed
i 0,1 any other political man of Central
! America. It is said that, notwithstanding
I hls l° n ß career in the thick of the stormy
txditics of h s section, he has not an ene
my in the world.
Another brand-new diplomat in Wash
ington Is Senor Don Juan Cuestas, DL D
: the first minister to this country from
; Uruguay. He Is a son of the former
President of that smallest of South Amer
ican republics—Don Juan Lindalfo Cues
tas. Although not quite 30 years old. he
has had considerable experience in public
life, having served two terms as a mem
ber of the Uruguayan Chamber of Dep
uties. He was accompanied to thiß coun
try by Mr. Thomas Howard, son of a
former United States consul nt Montevi
dcn.wdio has been appointed aecretary of
Among President McKinley’s callers this
week was Gen. Don Juan B. Qulvos of
Costa Rica, who caries the double portfolio
of war and finance for that comparatively
little-known republic* of Central Ameri
ca. His present visit has no political
significance. He conn s to Washington
merely to place his sons in (Georgetown
College. Having met the President before,
he called to pay his respects- and have a
little chat on the Nicaragua canal subject,
in which his country is deeply interested!
The editor of El Diario de la Marina of
Havana, Cuba.—-Senor Nicholas Rivera,
with his young eon and private secretary,
is also here, on a mission as yet undis
Of the many thousands of visitors to
the Washington monument, few are aware
that the iron columns that support the
stairway are also conduciors for the
lightning rods on top of the tallest struc
ture in the country. A recent victor dis
covered this fact, in a way that came near
frightening him to death. It was in the
midst of a thunderstorm last week, whuh
caught a party of sightseers in the great
monument. He was leaning against one
of the iron columns, and received a heavy
shock of electricity in his arm and shoul
der. He was thrown to the ground and
completely dazed for a minute, but was
not hurt in the least—although it took him
some time to become convinced of that
joyful fact. The Washington monument
is a good place to stay awny from during
on electrical storm. It has frequently b on
struck by lightning; but no great damige
has ever been done, owing to the diffu
sion of electricity through the seveiai
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