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SVB-BDlffiill- AL :5e!finterest Dc- r.tes - E'ropes Movements. The announcement by Holland trat the psychological moment Las not vet arrived when she can &ugnesfc arbHra-io- n in the South African question, is th o ending- of President Krugers search for intervention in Europe. France, received him with cheers, and the Chamber of Deputes adopted tatter ing resolutions, but took no step toward ac.ive intervention; Germary promptly notified him that a visit to the emperor would be distasteful, for Germany would not abandon her position of neutrality; Austria sent word that the emperor would be absent from Vienna at the time of the proposed visit, which was abandoned; the czar is sick, while Holland, which extended the courtesy of a warship for the trip to Europe, and in which the per-Bofeeling is universal, adds the eapsheaf by a declination to interfere. Boer partisans may shout that this is all a blow at democracy, but it is not There is not a single one of the powei's to which Kruger has appealed which is not a rival of England, and which, if satisfied it was to its interests to intervene, would not do so. Conversely, comes the deduction that they do not intervene because it is not to their interest. There is little sentiment in the governments of the world. Every attempt to line them together in tL interest of monarchy has been a failure; every attempt tocreate a united Europe has been a failure. Each is animated by selfish purposes, the problem of selfmaintenance overshadows all others. The surprise, of course, is Holland, to those who believe that sentiment and is the deciding element not in governmental affairs. Every pro-Bothought Holland, whose sentiis ment not divided, would intervene, just as positively as every student of European affairs felt that she would not. The latter looked from the first at Hollands battle for existanee against Germany. The latter has conceived many plans to absorbe the little kingSo bitter is dom, but without avail. the feeling that German marriage is considered antagonistic to the nation itself. If Holland offended England, the latter would withdraw her support and hand the Hollanders over to the Germans, ever eager to seize the country, while with her immense naval power the British would swoop down upon the East Indian possessions of the little kingdom. The Dutch have not forgotten the case witn which the Euglish took possession of Java during the Napoleonic wars, and have always feared that if it happened again Eng-therwould be no Holland. The stand, ards of Emperor William would float over the land of dykes, and those of Great Britian over her island posses sions, while France, her sole protector, would be heM at bay by the two- allies This is why Holland does not intervene. Even governments are nat exempt from the most ordinary man they find lim-- ( itations to their power; they cannot do as they want to, hut only what it is safe er self-intere- st er e - to do. Strange as it may seem the sole hope oi Kruger lies in an appeal to the Brit- ish people. He can not adopt the bull- - dozing or blackmailing tactics suggest ed by the French press, for you can not bulldoze or blackmail any nation successfully. In an appeal to the British people themselves alone rests his chance of securing any amelioration 01 the unconditional surrender policy f the British government. The Britof consider will ish course, any not, ! j oroposition looking to a return of the firmer independence of the Boer republics, but if properly appealed to will alter the present conditions. The man through whom this can be done is no other than Cecil Rhodes. It is known that the latter does not favor the present British policy. Hs has a plan which is a considerable amelioration of the present condltians. He has the backing of the Dutch of Cape Colony and he has the support of an influential section of British Statesmen. It is if asked or apanomalous to sav that would lend his he to willingly pealed is fact. But such but the aid, Kruger hates Rhodes, hates him bitterly and deeply. It hardly seems possible that he can lay aside his personal prejudices long enough to make this appeal, the only one that he can make that will meet with eyen half way response. Times, Cinciamiti, O. The Cost of Running War Ships. Secretary Long has submitted to congress information concerning the cost of running armed vessels, tenders and warships sent to the Philippines or from there since May 1. 1899. The famous trip of the Oregon around Cape Horn from San Francisco to Key W est Cust 847,987, not including the cost of coal consumed, which cost 850,266. When she went from New York to Manila October 12, 1898, the trip cost $115,110, without the expense of coal which cost $25623 in addition. Thirteen trips have been made around the Horn by various vessels in the time in questien, including the Oregon twice, Marietta, Justin, Sterling twice, Iowa, Celtic, S'candia, Badger, Marblehead, Newark and Iris, Exclusive of coal cost, these trips cost the Governmtnt $905,-31Seventeen trips have been made 0. by this class of vessels by the Suez canal ronte, and the canal tolls amounted to $59,443. The ships that went by this route were: Helena, Buffalo twice, Raleigh, Princton Castine. Solace, Yosemite, Olympia, Glacier, Nashville, Brooklyn, Marietta, New Orleans, the Dixie and the Alexander twice through. The cost of these trips, exclusive of canal tolls and cor-- cr snined, was $554,456. Including the canal tolls these seventeen trips cost the Government $613,899. This is only slightly more than the cost of thirteen trips around the Horn, and the cost of coal around the latter route would be- much greater than by the Suez canal. The cost of bringing Admiral Deweys flagship Olympia from Manila was $38,887 for coal; $112,974 running expenses and $3,474 Suez canal tolls, or a total of JAMES ANDRUS & SONS, Successor to Uolley, Lund & Judd, General Merchand Carry a full line of Dry Goods, Clothing, Groceries, Hardware, Mining Supplies, etc. v iissssssesssssssesssssssssi - $155,335. A Queen to be Proud of. The story of the rescue by Queen Amelie of Portugal of a drowning boatman at Oaseaes reminds a correspond- ent that her majesty already wears a meclal awarded her for saving the lify of her own child some years ago. The child was drowning in the Tagus, when the mother jumped in and saved its life. Many stories are told of the queen's courage. 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