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SCHLEY CONDEMNED BY COURT BUT IS SUSTAINED BY DEWEY Washington, Dec. 14.--The report of the Schley court of inquiry was pro- mulgated by Secretary Long last night. There are two reports. Admiral Benham and Admiral Ramsay concur In the first, which is signed by Admiral Dewey also as a matter of form. Ad- miral Dewey makes a separate report, although he agrees with the findings of facts subscribed to by the others. The majority report condemns Admi- rel Schley on eleven points, while Ad- miral Dewey sustains him In most par- ticulars. The majority opinion finds tn brief that Admiral Schley should have proceeded with the utmost dis- patch to Clenfuegos and maintained a close blockade; that he should have endeavored to obtain information of the fJpanish there; that he should have pro- seeded to Santiago with dispatch; that he should not have made the retro- grade movement; that he should have obeyed the department's orders; that he should have endeavored to capture the Spanish vessels in Santiago; that he did not do his utmost to destroy the Colon; that he caused the squadron to lose distance in the loop of the Brook- lyn; that he thereby caused the Texas to back; that he did injustice to Hodg- son; that his conduct in the campaign was characterized by vacillation, dila- toriness, and lack of enterprise; that his official reports on the coal supply were misleading and inaccurate; that his conduct during the battle was self- possessed and that he encouraged in his own person his subordinate officers and men. Admiral Dewey in his report says that the passage to Cienfuegos was made with all dispatch; that in view of his coal supply the blockade of Cien- fuegos was effective; that he allowed the Adula to enter Cienfuegos to get information; that his passage to San. tlago was with as much dispatch as possible, keeping the squadron togeth. er; that the blockade of Santiago was effective and finally, that he was the senior officer off Santiago, in absolute command, and entitled to the credit due for the glorious victory which resulted in the total destruction of the Span- ish ships In conclusion the court adds the fol- lowing: Recommendation--In view of the length of time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the events of the San- tiago campaign, the court recommends that no further proceedings be had in the premises. (Signed) GEORGE, DEWEY, Admiral U. S. N., President. SAMUEL C. LEMLY, Judge Advocate General U. S. N. Judge Advocate. A representativ~ of the Associated Press conveyed the first Information of the findings of the court to Admiral Schley. He was se'lted in the public reception room of a hotel ch'tttlng with i friends and several newspaper men, and evinced no signs of nervousness over the outcome. When the conclusions of Admiral Dewey were read to him Admiral Sehley showed his pleasure, and it was evident from his manner that he re- garded the statement from Admiral Dewey as a vindication of his course. He declined to make any statement concerning the court's findings, and excusing himself from the little com- pany which had gathered about him, went to his apartments, where Mrs. Schley had been anxiously awaiting to hear the court's decisiou. Later the official copy was brought to the hotel by a messenger from the ~Navy Depart- ment. Admiral Dewey was seen late to- night, and declined to make any state- ment concerning the court's findings. He said that the court .was not dis- solved, and that he was still bound by his oath of secrecy. SOCIALIST AND RACE PROBLEM AGITATE LABOR FEDERATION Scranton, Pa., Dec. 14.--In the Feder.- fMy denouncing the "attempt to show ation of Labor convention, Thursday, / that trade unionism is a failure," and the Negro problem In the South, as far ] characterized it as an outrage. A as it related to unionism, was unex-Jwave of applause swept over the con. pectedly injected into the proceedings, ]vention as Mr. Gompers took his seat and the long-standing conflict between / The motion was defeated after W. B. the socialists and the trade unionists ~ Wilson of the miners had spoken along promised to monopolize the attention ] the same lines as Mr. Gompers, and the of the delegates had the socialists re- J recommendations of the president wets plied to the trade unionists. The ques- adopted, except the one referring to a lions of organizing common laborers into a natlonal union, and of throwing out of unions all organizations allied with city, state, national or lnterlation- al unions if they refuse to affiliate with the Federation of Labor, were also vigorously debated.- The socialist incident came up at the morning session, during the discus- siGn of a committee report endorsing most of the recommendations contained in President Gompers' report. D.A. Hayes of Philadelphia, national preslr dent of the Glass Bottle Blowers, and Max Hayes of Cleveland Central La- bor Union, the well-known socialist, made speeches strongly urging the en- forcement of laws prohibiting child la- bor. The latter during his remarks read a long list of decisions rendered by federal and state courts against organized labor. A motion to have the list printed in the minutes broughtPresident Gom- pers, who was not in the chair at the time, to his feet, and the delegates were treated to a three-minute passionate speech. He said it was unfair to in: corporate the llst In the minutes.. ! that way, and suggested that a list oft the trade union victories should be l printed along with it. He concluded T v genral defense fund The committee's suggestion that the fund be raised by national and labor unions, instead of by the American Federation of Labor, was adopted. The Negro question came up when a committee on law reported a resolution compelling all local unions affiliated with the Federation to Join the central labor bodies in their respective locali. ties, and made the point that the Fed- eration last week, in deciding a con. tested seat where the color llne was brought into question, had authorized the creation of a separate union in Richmond for colored workmen. The resolution was debated for more than hour by many delegates. I Charles C. Eckard of the Anniston, i Alabama, Trades Council, made the l principal speech in opposition to the resolution. He said the proposition would compel white unions to take in Negroes, and, If adopted b~ the con- vention, ninety per cent. of the unions south of Mason and Dixon's line would secede from the Federation. He de- clared the people of the North did not understand the Negro problem. His remarks had some influence on the dole, gates and the resolution, on recom. mendation of the committee on was defeated, MRS. CLEVELAND POPULAR. Mrs. Grover Cleveland is the most popular woman in Princeton. Her charming, unaffected ways captured the hearts of the people. Rarely a day passes that she is not out on the streets Walking with her three daughters. She nods to all the townspeople and has a pleasant wmd for most of them. Her visiting list Is one of the largest in " ) MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND. Princeton and many names are on it that do not belong in Princeton's ex- clusive society. Mrs. Cleveland belongs to the charitable societies and takes a personal interest in their work. She visits sick neighbors and takes an ac- tive interest in everything that goes On. She Is as charming as when she went to the white house a bride. She devotes most of her time to her household, her three girls, Ruth, Es- ther, Marion, and her boy Dick. Dick ts now two years old.~ The girls are cared for by a governess. The quiet life is'as much to Mrs. Cleveland's taste as tt is to that of her husband. She was first to fall in love with Princeton and suggested it as a future home. She had gone to Princeton with Mr. Cleveland, when he was to speak at the sesquicentennial. She was im- pressed by the quiet, dignified air of the town and wanted to go there to live. The idea pleased Mr. Cleveland and he bought his present home from Mrs. Slidell. His lectures at Princeton are a feature of the university. His grave illness threatened a long-cher- ished plan of the Princeton people. They are looking forward to the in- stitution of a big law department, over which he will preside. GALLANT OFFICER RETIRED. Rear Admiral Lewis V~od Robin- son, who was recently retired from the navy, has probably seen as much act- tlve service at sea as any man in the navy. He was graduated from the Poly- technic College of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, In June, 1861, from the course of civil engineering, and in 1864 received from the same institution the degree of Mechanical Engineer. On September 21, 1861, he entered the United States navy as third as- sistant engineer. He participated In the capture of Forts Jackson and St. Phillips and of the city of New Or- leans, in April, 1862, and other minor engagements in the Mississippi river, including the attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet, June 28, of the same year, resulting In forming it junction with the upper fleet He left the Mis- sissippi in August, 1862, and after a CANADA'S TRADE INOREASING. The era of good times in Canada~ "does not seem to have reached its lira-' it. The tide of commercial prosperity, which oegan less than five years ago, is still setting full and strong. The foreign trade for the last fiscal year was the largest in Canada's history, amounting to $148,000,000 more than the volume of her foreign trade of 1896, or an increase of nearly 65 per cent within the brief space of five years. One gratifying result is that the ex- ports of Canada have contributed in a larger measure to the general in- crease of trade than have the imports. In this connection it is pointed out that a debtor country is relatively ac- cumulating wealth when its exports exceed its imports, and Canada's ag- gregate of exports for the last five years has largely exceeded that of her imports. Previous to that time the balance of trade was all the other way. In domestic exports alone it is a significant fact that there is a total betterment of ~bout $120,000,000 tn the balance of trade since 1886. The for- eign trade of the Dominion as per head of population is exceeded by only a few countries in the world. MONUMENT TO A HORSE. In the beautiful Lakeview eemete~T at Seattle. Wash., can be seen as strange a monument and grave as one can find The monument was erected by W. I. Wadletgh. It marks the grave of his favorite cattle horse Buck. This horse had been his constant companion for years. He was a magnificent ani- mal, a thoroughbred which stood fif- teen hands high and was so affection ate that he followed his master about like a dog and seemed to fret and pine away if he left him only a short time. The inscription on the monument is as follows: : "BUCK," : : My favorite cattle horse. : : Died September 20, 1884, : : Aged 18 years and 6 months. : : For thirteen years my trusted : : companion in blackness of : : night, in storm, sunshine and : : danger. On the north side is one word, "Cor- :b Light the fires of Christmas tide: Kindle them well with oil and pine; Build them big, and deep, and wide; Let their light through the ages shine. Shine on the path of the rugged past, Where mankind has Journeyed through: Light up the path to a lifo more vast, Shadowing up through the starry blue. Cast on the logs; make the flames leap higher; Pluck from the bough and mistletoe-- To the spirit of Christmas time aspire, Peace, good will to friend and foe. Peace on earth and friendship true. Undimmed as the light of Bethlehem's star-- A grander and subllmer view Comes~wlth that light through the ages far. A death in llfe, and lifo in death. Do we behold, but know that life Is uppermost in all things yet~ Ring, Joyous bells, throughout the strife. For now is born the Prince of Peace. .and he is "Love" among us now; Ring out, glad bells, and never cease, While there is life on earth below! SANTA CLAUS, V, S. tore on the model of the ecclesiastical ~HE big blond mechanic looked awkward and out of place in the crowd of women shoppers at the toy counter. He seemed painfully conscious of the ~[ ~ sharp contrast between his old working clothes and the stylish dresses of the, ladies who Jostled him on either hand, One given to studyiflg the faces of Christ- mas shoppers would easily have read the question which makes Chirstmas the most pathetic ms well as the happi- est holiday in the year--the question, "Can I do it with the little money I have?" At length the man caught the eye of a sales girl, and leaning over the countersald in a low voice: "Say, miss, I've got a little feller at home that's been talking for months about Santy Claus bringing him a horse. I'd like to get him ons if I can afford it. How much is this?" and he pointed to an equine paragon in front of him. "That is three dollars," said the sales girl. "Best grade we've carried. You see it's covered with real horse hide and has a real hair tail and mane." The mechanic shook his head hope- lessly. "Yes," he said, "it's a fine horse, all polity of Calvin. having taken such firm root In Scotland the festival of Christmas. with other commemorative celebrations retained from the Rein, an calendar bY the Anglicans and Luth~ eraus, Is comparatively unknown in that country, at least In the lowlands. The tendency to mirth and Jollity at the close of the year, which seems almost inherent in human ~ature, has In north Britain been Jor the most part transferred from Christmas and Christmas Eve to New Year's day and the preceding evening, known by the appellation of ,Hogmenay. In parts of the highlands Of Scotland, however, and also in the county of Forint, and one or two other districts, the day for general merry-makl~ Is Christmas. Twins the bittersweet and holly Arched above the hearthstons'a glow, Joy, not melancholy," Came, tndrifting with the snow; In each face the frost's a-tingle, And afar on flying wing Comes the sleigh bell's rhythmic Jlngl~ Through December Journeying. Set the board and ask the blessing For the bounty amply spread, In the simplest words expressing What a loving father sald-- "Peace on earth"--for this is nearest When the snows with us abide, And the winter air is clear~st In the hush of Christmastide. Bring the old musician's fiddle, Renc of the bygone days, Send the fairest down the middle While the lilting music swaysl Light of foot and quick of laughter ~wing the dancers, toe and heal, AS they pass or follow after In the quaint Virginia reel. Deck the tree and light the candles, Let the stodklngs all be huDg, For a saint with furry sandffls O'er has And form would not cure all the evils of a political system, yet with every office rescued from spoilsmen, the huckster would have le~ to deal with and the field for meritorious candidates would be so much enlarged. Dr. Daniel C. Gilman, president of the league, said: "The victories of the league have been won by long, patien~t efforts, As it succeeds in the natienal..fleld, it sees more that may be done in other fields." In urging the civil service idea he said that tt could well be used by school "Deaths anh even "vy dnurdnes se~ng pastors. William Dudley Foulke of Indla~a, z~cently appointed a member of the National Civil Service Commlsslon, aid: "Nearly every applicant for office now bases his application, in part at least, will be held on the third Tuesday In July. T. B. Minehan, the new president, was the president Of the Ohio federa. lion, that has an active membership of over 40,000. Oil Strike Near Gr~nd ffunetion Denver, Dec. 14.--A Denver Republi- can special from Grand Junction says: .Considerable excitement has bee~ aroused in Grand Junction by the news that oil has been struck within twenty. Development Company Is reported to have'encountered oil at a depth of sixty feet .in the well it is drilling on Salt Wash, about eleven miles northwest of Fruita, near the Utah state line. The Chicago Development Company, which is backed by Chicago capitalists, brought three carloads of machinery: REAR ADMIRAL ROBINSON actlvely. His last day of duty in the service was as inspector of machinery of torpedo boats and destroyers.. Countries Exchange Territory. & small strip of Prussian territor~ on the Belgian border is likely to be made over entirely to Belgium in exchange for another strip of land, a part of ted with good wine. They ask for a year's grace to try to get things straight, and they deserve universal sympathy. "The Cupid Speelad." Nearly every famous train in the country has a nickname, which in the majority of instances more adequately describes the train than does its offi- cial name.says the New York Evening Post. This is particularly true of a train, t, hat~ c~ tm~ ~ oY. ~J~ M~, sheds at Jersey City, and is perhaps favored more by the station porters than any of the other trains that dis- charge passengers there.' To the train- masters and superintendents down south it is known as "Train No. 36," and on the time tables it is called on some of old Peter Cooper's salvo Make it as good as new." "And l~erhaps you can get some horsehair and make a tall. They're Just tied In a bunch and put la with a plug." "Oh, rll fix that all right, mlu. I~ve got an old bristle shaving brush that I can u#e. It'll be real stylish one of them hobtailed coach horses, you know." They both laughed. "You're mighty good, miss, and I'm obliged to you." "Oh, that's all right," said the girl, "I know how it is Christmas times myself," and she sighed as the cus- tomer turned happily away to play his part of Santa Claus, veterinary sur- geon~ acres at home in Georgia both grew in wild abundance. She returned home and she and her sister began to pre- pare for making the neglected lux~ fiance of marketable value. In the months of January and February fol- lowing they set out ten acres of youn~ holly trees with their own hands. Their colored farm hands would not plant a holly tree for worlds, as they .......... believe that if they did they would die ..... as soon as the tree became tall enough to cast a shadow the measure of theh, graves 3.ast UnflStmas the sister~ found the trees so grown that they required thinning out and the t~ ........ that were removed were sent north for .... Christmas trees and brought hi~ prices, as they were symmetrical and covered with rich flow of oil is encountered. which the bprder inhabitants have hitherto been subjected. south without bringing from at~ brides and grooms. consequence resbyterian two to form of church government, as consti- tuted by John Knox a~ his cOadJu- Abraham Kuyper, has broken the ree. ord by being the flr~ doctor of divlni. ty and preacher to hold that posltio~