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THK SATIONAL TMBUHE: WASHINGTON.' C THURSDAY, AEKIL 16; 1896."
ALslraci of (he More Important Pro
ceedings of Both Houses.
Tuesday, Arnii. 7.
In tlie Senate, the Postoffice appropriation
1511, which has engrossed the attention or that
body for almost a week, was passed just pre
vious to adjournment. The entire- day. with
the exception or a few minutes at the begin
ning of the session, was devoted to debate and
-rot in c upon the amendments proposed to the
bill, tlio Wolcott amendment for the consolida
tion of smaller oilicc6 with larger ones receiv
ing the greater share of attention.
The discussion on this proposition again
took tho form of a debate upon the merits of
civil service reform, and was participated in
by Messrs. Yilas, Wolcott, Allen, Hill, Hoar,
Gorman. Stewart, and others. There were
sonic rnihcr spirited dialogs between Messrs.
Vilas and Allen, and between Messrs. Wolcott
and Hill. Mr. Wolcott criticised Secretary
Smith for his participation in tho Gcoigia cam
paign, and was replied to by Mr. Hill. Tho
amendment was defeated, receiving only seven
votes m its support.
Tho pending question at the opening of the
session was tho compensation of clerks at postal
stations and sub-stations, involving tho matter
of the consolidation of postolliccs.
The debate on the amendment having been
closed, Mr. Allison moved to lay it on the
tabic, and this motion prevailed yeas, 46;
nays, 7. Its defeat was significant, as showing
auonposition to tho consolidation of postolliccs.
Considerable discussion resulted on the Pasco
amendment, prohibiting the establishment or
maintenance of sub stations.
Mr. Pasco modified his amendment so as to
prohibit tho establishment or maintenance of
sub stations or branch postolliccs beyond the
"corporate limits or boundaries of a city in
which the principal office is located," aud in
tins shape it was carried 3G to 23.
Tho committee amendment appropriating
$50,000 additional for mails from Sim Francisco
to New Zealand and New South Wales via
Honolulu was ndopted 32 to 21.
Mr. Vilas moved to strike out the appropria
tion of $19G,G14, made by the House, for special
facilities on trunk lines from Boston via New
York and Washington to Atlanta and Now Or
leans. Defeated 13 to 39.
Another amendment hy Mr. Vilas, reducing
tlio amount for such special lailroad facilities
to $17.1,000 was defeated 19 to 33.
Tho bill was thou passed.
In the House, the metric system bill was
In advocating the metric system Mr. Stone,
Chairman of tho Committee on Coinage,
Weights and Measures, spoke of the great em
barrassment thcuise or our present system en
tailed in connection with our foreign trade and
the inextricable confusion it involved. Tho
metric system had proved a complete success.
Mr. Ikrtlett (N. Y., It.) opposed the adoption
or what ho denominated ' this French conti
Mr. Otey tVa., D.) opposed the bill in a pict
uresquely humorous speech, in which he said
it would be as c.iEy for him to learn German or
Sanskrit as the nictricEjstcm. He took a table
of tho metric system and ridiculed tho linear
and cubic measurements, their dciivations, and
especially tho nomenclature, but ho said he
looked in vain for the wet mcasuic.
"Where's your measure of whisky?" ho
inquired. "How many liters are there in a
drink? Laughter. I venture to say Ken
tucky will have something to 6ay about the
ndnption of this new-fangled system. Her
delegation will be solidly opposed to it. Be
nowed laughter. I am not surprised that we
are referred to Africa as one of tho progressive
countries which has adopted this system."
The bill wns defeated on a rising vote 68 to
0. Mr. Stone demanded the yeas and nays,
aud pending the roll-call moved an adjourn
zncut, a motion that -prevailed 98 to 50.
Wednesday, April 8.
Tn flic Senate, Mr. Turpic's fpeeeb on- Cuba
was tho event of the day.
The Senator has an inexhaustible vocabn
Jary and a bitterly satirical style. While argu
ingTor radical action on Cuba, even to the ex
tent of sending a fleet to Cuban waters, much
of Mr. Turpic's speech was given to sarcasm
and ridicule of the course of Mr. Sherman aud
Mr. Lodge in managing the Cuban resolutions.
The Senator created much amusement by his
graphic portrayal of&cnator Lodpo ns a warrior
about to fight a duel with Minister Dcpuy do
Xiume, of Spain.
Mr. Turpic's speech was based upon Mr.
Call's joint resolution for the sending of a
United States licet to Cuban waters to protect
Americans and to prevent Spanish barbarities.
He said this lesolution was full of meaning.
txiiiBidering the remarkable change of front of
the Chairman of the Committeo on Foreign
delations 'Mr. Sherman i, and the Senator from
Massachusetts Air. Lodge), in their conduct of
the Cuban campaign.
TJus resolution proposed to send a United
States iiHvai force to Cubn. During the Chilean
trouble our fleet was sent to Chile and exercised
niost military influence. And now, on the
Bamo crrcud with the same purposaH United
Slate fleet slwiuld proceed to Havu..
This resolution, hecoutinued, was the natural
outgrowth of the inertia, inaction, and obstruc
tion of tho Chairman of the Committeo on
Foreign Relations htnee he took refuge in tho
crypt of a conference committee.
The Senator said he had personally collected
data. He had kept tally of raids by the Span
iards ou country stores until they ran into
score. He had noted tlio raids involving at
tacks on women and children. From this data,
Jic said, he drew tho Gist ew-ontial conclusion,
that the eountiyKtore, that typo of civilization,
was widely established throughout the terri
tory occupied by the insurgents.
Tho exigence of the country ftore meant that
there were no bandits and pirates, as charged
by Spanish officials, no thieves and burglars;
that tho debtor and creditor of the store was
present ; in short, that the reign of justice, the
Grist requisite to social organization, existed.
The Senator referred to Gen. Weyler's
amnesty offered to priests. "Gen. Wcylcr
paused in his campaign praised not as long as
the Chairman of Foreign Relations Committeo
but he paused in this campaign conducted
-with the ferocity of the Apache, tho Comanche,
this campaign of the Mafia and tho thug, tliis
campaign repeating the infamy of the Duke of
Alva, paused to extend amnesty to the priests
wi.hiii the- insurgent lines who would yield
obedience to Spain."
From this circmnslanrc, Mr. Turpio said he
8tabliKhed another essential principle. Whero
there vere priests there were parishes. Where
there wore parishes theie woro peoplemen,
women and children. In short, this proclama
tion of amnesty from Wcylcr established that
a God-fearing people, with their priests and
parishes, existed within the insurgeut lines.
At one point, in Kpeab Sim of Weyler's atroci
ties, the SiMiator exclaimed : "Cuba will be lost
to Spain;" then added, "I retract tho 'will
be. Cuba is lost to Spain, and will ncvor bo
The rest of the day was given to tlio Indian
.appropriation bill, which waf not completed.
Unanimous consent wsb secured for taking up
the resolution for a Senate inquiry iuto recent
feoud nsues next Tuo6(lny.
In tlio HotiFc, the first thing was the voto ou
the biil to adopt tho metric system of weights
and measures in all Departments of tho Gov-e-ninient
after July 1, Ib'JS, and to mako it tho
only legal system after Jan. 1, 1901. The bill
nu iccommitted by a vote of 130 to 59. The
pilotage bill occupied the remainder of tho
Thursday, Ariui. 9.
In tho Senate, Mr. Mautlo (Mont., It.) was
9oco:nizcd for a speech ou the resolution recom
mitting tho txnu" bill to the Finance Commit
tee. Mr. Mautlo was one of tho five Hupubli
cau SetiHtors who voted against ptocecding with
tho tariff bill.
The McKinlcy law was, said tho Senator, a
Etnctly high protective measure; so high that
omo Itepublican Senators now on the Door of
the Scnato doubted it expediency, and would,
if tho Itepublican party was fully restored to
power, oppose ltsre-enactiueiit. Hut the Ding
Icy bill was not a measure designed for protec
tion or revenue. It was, he believed, a politi
cal measure, and it was framed without duo
consideration to Western inlcicits.
-f -In view of these facts, Mr. Mautlo suggested
jihat the effort 6 made to read him aud bin silver
sssoclatca out of the Republican paity hud bet
ter be reconsidered by tho Eastern press, and
that tlicso Senators be permitted to remain in
the party. Tho Senator declared himself in
favor of protection, hut not sectional protec
tion. Quito a tariff debate followed, then tho Scn
ato took up pension cases on tho calendar and
passed a largo number of them, among thera
the following: Increasing to $50 monthly tho
pension of tho widows of Lieutenant-Commander
Rhodes, of tho Navy; Col. Black,
Maj.-Gen. M. B. Lcggctt, and Maj. Barnard (of
the Mexican war); Chief .Engineer George Scw
ell, United States Navy; Lieut.-Col. Sloctim.
Granting S75 per mouth to Gen. O. P. Gooding,
now an inmate of St. Elizabeth's Insano Asy
lum, Washington, and $75 to tho widow of
Maj.-Gen. Stoneman. Increasing tho pension
of Maj.-Gon. Julius Stahl to $100. Increasing
the pension of the widow of Admiral Leroy to
$100. Granting $75 monthly to tho widow of
Hear-Admiral Fyfc. Granting a peusiou to
Gen. Cooper of $100 monthly.
In tho Hotiso. the Catholic clement had its
innings, and Representative Fitzgerald (Mass.,
).) protesled against the amended District of
Columbia appropriation bill, withholding Gov
ernment aid from sectarian institutions. Ho
said in part: 'It has been stated that members
of tho A. P. A. organization never made any op
position at all to thoappropriations for theso
institutions until the iiisht before, and then
they bombarded tho committee-room and in
sisted upon tho appropriations for these institu
tions being stricken out. Thcanimus of this
organization. lie proceeded, is well known.
Members of tho House have been importuned,
not in the interest of iustice. of freedom, or of
a broad spirit of liberality and Americanism, to
oppose this bill because it appropriated money
for Catholic institutions.
'I stand upon this floor, born and bred a Ro
man Catholic, and proud of it, and I deny tho
right of any secret, oath-bound organization to
come before the local representatives of tho
American people and by its datk, deep, under
hand methods seek todeprive me and the mem
bers of tho religion which 1 profess, of the
honest rights and privileges and dues of Ameri
" What apology is thcro for a Roman Cath
olic to live in this country? Is one necessary?
Look at tho deeds of bravery and heroism and
statesmanship that have been performed by
".My friends, if wo should havo war with
England on account of tho Venezuelan matter,
or war with Spain on account of the Cuban
matter, where would tho members of this
famous organization be where would they be
found? They would bo found in the same
place and under the same auspices that they
were found in the civil war, taking tlio steam
ers for Nova Scotia to put themselves under
the protection of Queen Victoria and the Bri
tish ilac. Thoso would be tho conditions that
would exist, aud those arc the conditionsthat
always exist when people try to strike with a
knife in the back."
After debate on the District appropriation
bill it was passed as amended. Under this
amendment tho sum of $92,700, which is the
aggregate amount of the appropriation for all
tho charity institutions in tho District, is
turned over to the District Commissioners for
disbursement to charity institutions, provided
they are not private or under sectarian or
Friday, Ariur. 10.
In tho Senate, Mr. Carter, of Montana, who
is a Blanch adherent of tho Roman Catholic
faith, took up tho discussion to-day in tho
Senate of the question of abolishing tho appro
priation for sectarian Indian schools. He
moved to strike out tho provision in tho In
dian appropriation bill, which declares that
"no money herein appropriated shall be paid
for education of sectarian schools."
Mr. Hawley, of Connecticut, who is a mem
ber of tho same religious faith ns Mr. Carter,
was inclined to agree with the Montana Sena
tor on tho question. Mr. Lodge, Mr. Allison,
and others controverted the statements or Mr.
Carter, and quite an interesting debate was de
veloped. For a number of years efforts havo been
made to discontinue appropriations by tho
Government for sectarian Indian Ecbools.
Tlio sentiment of Congress was so plainly in
favor of such legislation, aud steps having been
taken to carry out the proposition, all tho
Protestant churches withdrew from the field,
and allowed the Government to educate the In
dian?, so far as thoso denominations were con
cerned, in non-sectarian schools.
But the Catholic Church has continued on in
tho work, and has continued to ask and re
ceive a largo appropriation for its Indian
schools. Secretary Hoko Smith, as well as
other officials, including tho Indian Commis
sioner, who arc charged with the care of tho
IndiatiF, havo earnestly advocated tho aboli
tion of sectarian schools. Secretary Noble and
Indian Commissioner Morgan under Harrison's
Administration were also in favor of the Gov
ernment engaging in this work exclusively, in
stead of turning it over to religious denomina
tions aud paying them for educating the chil
dren. Mr. Call created something of a sensation by
offering a joint resolution concerning the im
prisonment in England of Mrs. Maj brick, and
requesting that tho President intervene with
tho British authorities toward securing her
Mr. Sherman, Chairman of the Committee
on Foreign Relations, was very promptly on
his feet to oppnso the resolution, and did it in
such a vigorous manner that the resolution was
referred to the Judiciary Committee, of which
Mr. Hoar is Chairman, with a vicwot securing
a report fiom that Committee ou the subject.
In the House, Mr. Grosvcnor (Ohio, It.), a
member of the Ways and Means Committee,
called up to-day what is known as the "filled
cheese" bill, and the whole day was spent in
its discussion. The opposition that sprang up
to tho paEsago of this bill was chiefly on the
grounds that tho manufacturers and ictailers
of the articles shonld not be subjected to a
heavy tax. The tax provided for in tho bill
is -1-100 ou the manufacturer aud S10 ou the
Mr. Grosvcnor explained that " filled cheese"
was an article manufactured by tiie extraction
from milk of all butter fnt and the substitu
tion of what is known as "neutral lard"
lard manufactured from the leaf lard of tho
hog. It is not claimed that this articlo is in
jurious to health, but it is a fraud when fold
as fine cream cheese, and under the name of
other brands of cheese that have been noted
for their puriiy and excellence.
Mr. Dollivcr (Iowa, IS.), in closing the de
bate, stated three reasons for favoiiug tho bill.
It would tend to bring revenue into tlio Treas
uiy. It would furnish legnl protection against
the adulteration of food. Filled chceso was a
commercial fraud. Ho approved this bill in
the interest of tho hoardiiig-hotifcc victims who
ate chceso to digest their pie and wero then
foiccd to cat another piece of pio to digest tho
cheese. Laughter. Ho admitted that lim
burgor chc'hc, now domesticated in tho Stato
of his friend, Mr. Kjuicrhcring (Wis.), was en
dowed by nature with the means of protecting
Third, he favored giving the cow a fair
chance and protecting her in tho production
or butter aud cheese. "If every man on this
floor," he concluded, " who ever worked tho
lever of an old-fashioned churn will vote for
this bill, wo will drive out the bamyatd coun
terfeiters aud cheats aud keep them out till
tho cows"comc home." Laughter aud aj
plausc.J At the night session an Attack was made on
the Pension Committee for recommending
larger pensions than the law allowed to tho
widows of ofliccrs. Mr. Talhcrt (S. C, I).);
Mr. Baker (N. II., I.): Mr. Hemingway (Ind.,
R.). and Mr. McCall (Tcnn., 11.) all protested
ngaiiiftt this course. Tho latter declared that
he was willing to attend Fridr.y night sessions
if their object was the relief of tho poor sol
diers who fought in tho trenches, but if their
purpose was to voto largo pensions to officers'
widows, ho would not be present.
Mr. I'ickler, Chairman of the Committee, de
fended the course of tho committee, especially
in tho case of tbo widow of Gen. Abncr Double
day, where the committeo recommended $100 a
month, because of the exceptional circumstances
surrounding that case. Mrs. Doubled ay, ho
said, had been constantly at her husband's side
during the rebellion, aud had cudurcd tho
actual hardships of campaigning. At Sumter
she had stood guard. 1 he bill was not acted
upon, however, before tho hour of adjournment
Among the other bills favorably acted upon
was ono to pension Josephine Footo Fairfax,
widow of) tho late Rear-Adniiral Fairfax, at tho
i ate of $50 per tuoiilh.
Saturday, April 11.
Tn tho Uouso, tho Grosvenor Filled Checso
bill was passed by a voto of 100 to 58. Tho
Democrats voted solidly against the mcasuro,
together with 11 Republicans. Practically-.tho
only amendment adopted was ono reducing tho
tax ou retail dealers from $40 to $12. Tho bill
requires tbo manufacturers of filled chceso lo
pay n tax of $400 annually, tho wholesale deal
ers $250, and tho retail dealers $12; and for
failure to pay such tax imposes upon manufac
turers a fino of from $400 to $3,000; upon
wholosalo dealers, from $250 to $1,000; aud
upon retail dealers, from $10 to $500. It also
requires the branding of filled cheese, and its
sale only from original packages. The penalty
for falso branding is a fine of from $50 to $500.
Tho bill requires all retail dealers to post con
spicuously a sign, "Filled Chceso Sold Hero."
In. addition, it imposes a tax of ono cent per
pound on filled cheese, tho tax to bo paid by
the manufacturer. Imported filled chceso is
subjected to a duty of eight cents per pound.
Tho act is to go into effect on tho 19th day
after its passage.
Tho following Republicans, 11 in number,
voted against tho bill: Aldrich (111.), Belknap
(111.), Brum (Pa.), Cannon (111.), Connolly (III.),
Evans (Ky.), Lorimer (III.), Long (Kan.), Mc
Call (Tcnn.), Tracewcll (Ind.), aud Walker
Monday. April 13.
In the Senate, Mr. Hoar, from the Committeo
on Judiciary, reported back Mr. Call's resolu
tion proposing intervention in tho case of Mrs.
Maybrick. ' It U an adverse report and covers
only threo lines," explained Mr. Hoar, "and I
ask indefinite postponement of the resolution."
The resolution went to tho Calendar.
Minor matters occupied tho rest of tho day.
In tho Uouso District business was cou
sido'ed. POLITICAL NOTES.
Gen. Grosvcnor's last Saturday evening's
weekly bulletin gave the following statement
of the McKinlcy voto:
New Jim toy.
Oregon . 8
.Soulli Ciiiolinn J?
iiiiiIi Dnkotn 3
l exas.. ...... ............. !
Wuit Virginia 2
New Mexico 4
Ulnli ......... .............a. i
Gen. Grosvenor says that McKinlcy's strength
will develop rapidly this week, on account of
tho Conventions to bo held in Kentucky, Ne
braska, and New Jersey. Representative'' Al
drich, of Illinois, disputes all the estimates of
McKinlcy's strength, and says that so far he
has less than 200 delegates.
The Freo Silver men already claim a majority
in tho Chicago Convention. There will bo fi94
delegates, aud it is claimed that 451 of tlicso
will bo for Frco Silver, SI doubtful, and 35G
against. Illinois, Indiana and Iowa arc put
down for 1-rec Silver, and Kentucky, Georgia,
Virginia, and Washington as doubtful. Tho
Sound Money States aro Connecticut. Delaware,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West
Virginia, and Wisconsin..
Gen. A. II. McAlpin, of New York, Adjutant
General of the National Guard under Gov.
Morton, is the latest mention for the Vice-Presi
Tho Frco Silver men have carried Alabama
for Capt. Joseph E. Johnston, candidate- for
Governor, but it is probable that the Sound
.Money Democrats will carry tho Legislature,
and elect Gov. Oates to succeed Senator Pugh.
The A. P. A. is said to have begun war on Maj.
McKinlcy, aud will oppose both his nomination
and election. The troublo sccm3 to bo that he
did not pay court to the managers.
C. W. Hackctt, manager of Gov. Morton's
Presidential boom, says that everybody will
join in heartily to elect tho man nominated at
St. Louis, but it will uot be McKiuley.
Next to himself, Quay is supposed to he in
favor of Allison.
Virginia Republicans support Col. Lamb, and
will send an uniustructed dclcgatioii to St.
Tho Illinois Prohibitionists met in Conven
tion at Springfield and nominated a full Stato
ticket, with Jhile Johnson for Governor aud
Daniel R. Sheen for United States Senator.
The Rhode Island delegates lo St. Louh will
go nninstriicted as to the Presidency, but will
support cx-Gov. D. Russell Brown for tho Vice
Presidency. O. A. K. Leberg, a Sound Money Democrat,
has been ejpeted from the Eleventh Texas Dis
trict, to fucceed W. 11. Crain, by about 2,000
majority over his Populist opponent.
The Missouri Democrats will be almost unani
mous for free silver.
Tho Republicans are taking much comfort
out of tlio results of tho Rhodo Island election.
Gov. Lippitt teceived a plurality of 11,270, or
469 more than ho received one year ago, and
tho largest tiiat has been received in the Stato
since 1&G2, when Gov. Spraguo was elected by
a practically unanimous vote. The Republican
vote increased about 131 per cent, over last
Ex-Rcprcsentativc J. W. Causey, of Dolaware,
says that his Stato is going Democratic this
Fall, in spite of everything, unless the Chicago
Convention shall make tho mistake of declar
ing for Frco Silver.
Senator Tillman is having much uso for his
pitchfork in South Carolina. Senator Irby is
a candidate for re-election, and is mauuvcring
for a rcuiiioii0tho more conservative "Re
formers" with tlio regular Democrats. Tho
only daily paper in tho State which has sup
ported Senator Tillman and his faction is now
against him, but it is said that the largo ma
jority of the party in the Stato is with the Sen
ator, aud that a delegation will be selected in
tho coming Stato Convention which will bolt
at the least sign that tho gold-standard men
havo control of the National Convention. Ho
says that tho split in the Democracy is as hope
less as it was in lc'til.
Cupid breaks his
bow at the sight of
a face full of pim-
Iples and blotches.
sunken eyes, and a
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is more than skin
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the condition of the
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liver torpid, and the bowels constipated,
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The French Cabinot roceatly, after discussing,
the administration of the Island of Madagascar,,
decided to introduco a bill dealing with tho
Tho garrisons which woro beleaguered by tho
Achincso insurgents, on tho Island of Java,
havo been relieved. FortyiDutch soldiors woro
killed or wounded.
Princo Hohcnloho, German Chancellor, has
been in Paris for sovcral days, and Fronchmcn
are interested to kuow tho. object of his visit.
There has been an ontbrcnk of cholera at Alex
andria, and an English merchant aud several
natives havo died.
Gardner Williams, the American Engineer,
who is Manager of tho Do Recrs Mines, is
among tho membors of tho reform committeo
who havo been committced for trial on tho
chargo of high treason in participating in tho
It is roportcd that Emperor Mcnolik of Abys
sinia has sont messengers to ncgotiato an alii
anco with tho Dervishes, by which they will
unito their forces against Italians and .English.
" Tho Popo has congratulated Cardinals Gib
bons, Vaughan and Loguo for having signed
tho appeal for Anglo American arbitration, and
odors thorn encouragement to persevere in their
A powerful group of Egyptian capitalists has
taken action to opposo tho suit of tho French
syndicato against tho commissioners of tlio
Caissc of tlio public debt for advancing a por
tion of the reserve fund on account of the Nile
A column of British troopers oporating
against tho Matabelcs havo met with a reverse,
losing five mon killed and 16 wounded. The
natives aro well supplied with ammunition
and handle thoir arms effectively.
A collision occurred between two torpedo
boats which woro being tried in the vicinity of
the naval station at Wilholmshavou. Germany.
One of tho torpedo boats sank aud iivo persons
Osman Dicna hovers around Suakin with a
largo forco of troops, watching an opportunity
to do mischief with tho Arabs friendly to tho
A German physician claims to havo dis
covered a now remedy, with which ho has been
successful 111 treating tuberculosis.
Baron von Schradcrha? died from the wound
received in a duel with Count von Kotzc, near
Berlin, Friday last.
M. Tricoupis, forraorly Premier of Greece, is
It is stated that glanders are rife in tho
quarantine for imported horses at Liverpool,
and it is reported that out of 100 Canadian
horses in one depot 40 aro suffering from the
Col. John A. Cockorill, tho well-known nows
paper correspondent, died at Cairo, Egypt, Fri
day. Neither tho Government troopa nor tho in
surgents in Nicaragua havo displayod any de
sire to renew hostilities and no lighting is be
Mcndik is reported to havo mutilated his
Italian prisoners by cuttiug olf the legs of 1,000
FA Vmrcrsnl, the Liberal Party paper in tho
City of Mexico, praises President Diaz, saying
that iiis position ou tlio Monroe doctrine is
clear and distinct, and American throughout.
All members of the Rofprm Committeo havo
been committed for trial ou the chargo of high
treason for their participation in tho Johunues
Mis3 Clara Barton has cabled a very encour
aging report of her work to tho New England
Armenian Relief Committee.
Thcro is much indignation expressed in Eng
land over tho report that tho Sultan of Turkey
will exclude Christian missionaries from Asia
Minor. Tho caso of Rev. G. P. Kuapp, tho
American missionary, who was imprisoned at
Diarbckir, is also attracting much attention.
Later, tho Turkish Government gave assur
ances that the missionaries would uot be ex
pelled "so long as they conform to the laws of
the country." -""
John L. Waller, formcrlyTJnifccd'Slates Con
sul at Tamatavc, Madagascar, released from a
French prison through tho intervention of tho
Stato Department, arrived at New York Satur
day. Sir John Schullz, cx-Licntenant-Govcrnor
of .Manitoba, died, Monday, at Monterey, Mex
ico, whero ho hail gouo in search of ronewod
health. Deceased was born in 1810, aud was
ono of the lathers of Canadian federation in
A Paris newspaper roports that at tho meet
ing between Emperor William aud King Hum
bert, at Vcnico, tho droibund was renewed until
1902. Tho Emperor aud Empress started for
Vienna, Monday, whilo tho King aud Queen
returned to Rome.
Tho alleged Cuban filibusters, who wcro ar
rested in connection with tho steamship Ber
muda expedition, wero placed on trial in New
York City last week and acquitted. Tho jury
was out less than 10 minutes.
In tbcathlctic contests that wcro inaugurated
at Alliens last week, tho preliminary trials re
sulted ill victories for the American athletes.
Preparations aro going on briskly for tbo
campaign in tho Soudan ; the Khalifa is con
centrating his forces at Wady-Halfa.
Tho expedition of the Russian Geographical
Society, iquippcd for tlio exploration of tho
Irkutsk region of Siberia, started from St.
Petersburg hist week and will bo absent threo
Two battalions of Chinoso soldicra, while
killing off olliccrsand men of another regiment,
were blown into eternity by the explosion of a
Perry Belmont has writton to the votcr3 of
tho First New York District declaring for
Sound Money, tho gradual withdrawal of tho
greenbacks, aud tho coinage of no inoro 50-cunt
Count Mattel, tho originator of a system of
medical treatment in the development of
homeopathy, died at I'nlogtia.
An Imperial irado has been issued command
ing all Turkish students now abroad to return
to Turkey, in order to prevent them from join
ing in tho Young Turk movements.
The new Irish Land Bill has been introduced
in tiio House of Commons by Mr. Gerald Bal
four, ( hief Secretary for Ireland. It is a very
The Spaniards of Argentina aro raising largo
suras of money to assist Spain in suppressing
tho Cuban revolt.
The Public Prosecutor of Franco has opened
an inquiry into tho alleged "corner" iti potro
letim. U. U. Holmes, who is under scutenco of
death for tho murder of Benjamin F. Pitczel,
at Philadelphia, has mado a sensational confes
sion. Ho admits that ho is the author of 27
murders, and in his statements regret is never
for v. moment cxpressod. Ho believes that tho
evil spirit is his guiding genius, aud feels that
ho is hopelessly lost. Ho also states that ho
believes that his features aio growing to re
semble the devil.
Attains tn Cuba.
Statistics collected by tho'Spanish placo tho
number of insurgents at 35,000, of whom 3,000
are under 20 years of ago- It is claimed that a
largo mi in bo r of Cubans aro without arms.
The houses and machinery at tho Central
Plantation of San Antoum, valued at $T00,000,
havo been burned by tho insurgents. Tho at
tack ou tho town of Batabauo was repulsed by
the Spanish. Gen. Oliver' reports an engage
ment with GOO insurgents ondcr Joso Gonzalez
near Caniajuani, Province 6f Sjiuta Clara, which
resulted in the defeat of tho Cubans with a los3
of over 30 killed aud many wounded. A de
tachment of 1,000 insurgents wcro defeated
near Jovollanos with a loESof nearly 25 killod.
Other minor battles havo taken place.
Later reports of tho insurgent attack upon
Pal mat in Pinar del Rio, placo tho insurgent
loss at 115. Gen. Weyler has postponed tho
execution of Joso Cabrera Iloquo, and asked tho
Government to pardon tho prisoner. Gen.
Gomez, who was reported dead, has fully re
covered. The Katnlullii n Fntt Hunt.
The final speed trial of tho ram Kalahdin
ovor a 30 knot course last week was a great
success, and tho Naval Board will report tho
boata very efficient one. With tidal corrections
the average speed attained by tho ram was 15
knots per hour.
CAPTAIN GALYIi OF
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He . Has Had, a Hard Time as
Interviewed by a JReporter Good News ' to His "Veteran
- ' , Friends
1rom the Lalesiilc
Tho publisher of this paper having somo
business to transact at Prcscotr, Ogemaw Co.,
Michigan, Monday last, repaired to that ham
let. While there ho met his old friend, Tho?.
F. Calvin, who gavo tho following interesting
"In ISG1 I enlisted in tho army and was
mado Captain of Co. II, Fortieth Illinois in
fantry. I was stationed at Paducaii, Ky., in
September of that year, and whilo there caught
cold and contracted rheumatism. I was in tho
hospital there threo mouths, when I recovered
suiliciotitly to report for duty, although far
lrom woll. Provious to this timo I had never
been sick a day in my life, and weighed 193
pounds. I continued in tho service during the
war, although suffering all tho time from rheu
matism. At the cltflo of tho war I was dis
charged, and a few montlo afterward granted
a pension of $!) per month for my disabilities.
1 was never frco from pain for thirty-thrco long
years, until lato last fall, or early in the win
ter. I continued to grow worse all the timo
during tho entire period until last November.
I was then in a pitiable condition. I had been
stricken with paralysis and locomotor ataxia in
addition to my rheumatism. For three years
I was helpless. I could not talk because of
paralysis, 1 could uot walk because of tho loco-
motor ataxia, and my hands, arrai, and legs
wero all out of shape, withered and drawn,
from rhoumatism. You seo my knees now.
Just as limbor as yours. Lust Summer I could
not move my knee?, nor could I get thera to
gether within six inches. You see my fingers,
straight and nearly recovered from their stiff
ness. At that time, if I attempted to walk, I
was as liable to go backwards or sideways, or
fall down, a3 I was to go forwards, because of
the lack of power of locomotion. My God, how
I prayed for years to die and bo relieved of my
" Had it not been that our Government saw
fit to iucrcaso my pension from ?9 to $17 per
mouth, aud pay me $3,110 back pension, I
should havo suffered for the necessities of life.
"Before this timo I had treated with the beat
medical men of Detroit, Clovoland, Milwaukco,
Chicago, and several other Northern cities; but.
A NEW ORGANIZATION.
"Tlio Kings County (N". Y.) XY:v Veterans
and Their Sons AsHociatiou."
An entirely new organization, to which every
member of tho G.A.R., U.V. L., M. O. Loyal
Legion, U. S. U. V. U., and Naval Veterans'
Association, as also S.V.'s, aro oligiblo, and
oven those who are not members of any of
theso organizations, but who served in the
army or navy during tho civil war, and were
honorably discharged therefrom, aud tho sons
'of all such of 18 years and more, may become
members, has been started in Brooklyn, N. Y.
The object is social and patriotic association
aud intercourse and mutual help, and tho
motto adopted, "One for all and all for one,"
is significant of active work to prevent any in
fringement of tho rights of war veterans guar
anteed to them by law during thoir lifetime,
and to present a united front to demonstrate
their loyalty in this and every other way to tho
veteran clement within aud without the lines
of tho organization.
And then, when tho last ono of the "Old
Guard" shall have gono henco forever, the
sons of these men, through direct contact with
them in life, not by tradition nlono, will seo
that their memories are hallowed, their graves
keptgreou until they, the sons and their sons,
to the 10t.li generation who succeed them, who
arc, and ever will coutinuo to bo, tho hope of
tho Republic, shall also pass away.
Tho President is tho well-known comrade
and indefatigable worker for tho veterans, Jos.
W. Kay. Ho was born in Brooklyn Novomber,
1S15. Ho entcrod tho sorvico as a privato in
Co. F, 22d N. Y. S. M. (Strawberry Grays), and
served with them at Harper's Ferry in the
campaign of 1802. Returning home lato in
August of that year, ho enlisted Sept. 23, 1SG2,
as a privato in Co. A, 10th N. Y and wa3 hon
orably discharged July 4, 1SG5. Ho takes pride
in tho fact that ho was ncvor promoted. IIo
was twice woniidcll In action.
Ilisscrvicrs to the veterans of tho war havo
been invaluable and in numerous ways.
The Advertisers' Handy Guide for 1SOG.
The Lyman D. Morse Advertising Agency of
New York City, whoso reputation among ad
vertisers and "publishers is world wido, have
just issued tho twelfth annual edition of thoir
"Advertisers' Handy Guido" (Sizo -IxGi, ovor
one inch in thicknoss aud contaiui 777 pages.
Price $2.00). It contains in condensed form
all tho information considered essential by an
This fcatnro (compactness) togothor with a
reputation for accuracy in its ratings havo
mado this book a standard work and it is to bo
found on tho desks of all tho leading adver
tisers of the United States aud Europe. In it
will bo found a list of the leading papers and
periodicals of tho United States aud Canada,
arranged in Alphabetical order by States and
towns stating the politics, day of issuo, circu
lation, etc.; whilo tho population obtained from
tho latest authoritative sources is appended to
the namo of each city, village, county aud
In addition to tho general list of daily and
weekly papers will he fouud special lists of
class publications grouped under tho following
heads: Magazines aud Medical Journals, Agri
cultural aud Religious papers and thoso pub
lished in foreign languages.
This admirahlo compilation is very valuablo
to advertiser.?' and reflects great credit ou tho
Lyman D. Morso Advertising Agency.
40TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY.
a Result o'f His " War Experiences.
iTonilor. Alt Suite, Mich.
as I said, grow gradually wore nntil T would
not havo given $1 for my chances of life la3t
November, and, in fact, would rather have been
dead than alive. I only woighed lo2 pounds.
Yon sec mo to-day. I weigh 17.". and am free
from pain eutiroly; am slowly but surely gain
ing strength. Yon sec. I get np-stair-i all" right,
and I como up these stairs a dozen times a day
now. You would not discover that I wascverun
ablo to speak. I shall go to work with my tool3
as a carpenter soon, so as to help me increase in
strength. I wa3 so long unabio to takoastcp
that I do not feci hardly safe on lmy pini' yet,
although I havo not fallen down in several
months. lam learning the U3eof my Jeg3, arms.
1 and tongue again. I guess you will think I
havo recovered tho uso of the latter if I keep
on, but I want to practice up again and mako
up for lost time, and tell every one of ray now
" I want to say now that for 10yoar3 previous
to last November I had been able to perform
but liltlo labor, and was totally disabled for
nearly threo years. My God! I wa3 in an awful
shape. Mr. Anthony Stone's folks here, with
whom I boarded, will tell you that they did not
expect to find mo alive any morning when they
camo to wake me for over two years. Bnt here
I am yet, and can walk six or seven miles any
pleasaut day without discomfort. My appe-
titqji good, and I enjoy sleep. If I wa3 taken
as bad as over again to-mprrow. I have enjoyed
life so well forsoven months that it has a thou
sand times paid me for the trouble and expeuse
I have been to get relief.
"You ask mo how I got relief? Well, I had
not forgottou that part of it by a good deal.
But I am so happy when thinking and talkiug
about my recovery that I cannot get in every
thing at ouce. No ono but myself can appre
ciate my condition before last November, and
now I want to say to any one who may be
affected with citiicr rheumatism, locomotor
ataxia or paralysis, that if they will write me,
I will mako affidavit as to the facts I havo
stated, and to what I owe my recovery.
"As I stated, last November I wa3 at my
worst could neither cat, sleep, walk, talk, or
uso my hands or feet in any way. I read in
somo newspaper of somo one who had been
X.cads in Gold and I'Ijj Iron.
Tho statistics collected for tho Mineral In
dustry, the annual statistical supplement of the
Engineering and Mining Journal, and published
in the issuo of April 11, shows that the total
mineral and .metal production of the United
States for 1895 amounted in value to .5623,639,
505. Tho increase over 15.01 was 38-1,220,503,
or 15 per cent. For many of tho articles in
cluded the productiou was tho highest on
Tho gold produced last year was 2,265,012
fine ounces, having a total value of $10,330,200.
The increaso over 1891 was $7,063,995, and last
year once more put tho United States in tho
frout rank as a producer. The silver made
was 'IG.331,235 ounces, and the commercial
valuo was 30,254,290; this is a decrease of
3,515,640 ounces from 1S91. Tho pig irou pro
duction was tho highest on record, amonnting
to 9,416,303 long tons. Hero again the United
States takes first place as a producer, having
mado about 1,900,000 tons more than Great
Britain, its noarcst competitor, and about3.G00.
000 more than Gormany, which stands third.
Nearly all through tho list tho production
shows a substantial iucrease. The coal pro
duction reached tho enormous total of 196,
313,000 short tons, putting this country very
near tho tonago of Great Britain, and showing
a gain of 20,-103,000 tons over 1691.
No Safkr op. Mop.r Efficvcious Remedy
can bo had for Coughs, or any trouble of tho
throat thau " Brown's JJronchial Troches."
Objects to the 1'rico of Chartora.
Enrrou National Tp.iiut.ve: Somo timo
ago wo received a circular urging U3 to organ
ize a Camp of Sons of Veterans, but they want
$20 for a charter. Now, I think that a shame.
Tho cost of a charter ought not to bo ovor $5.
Wo could start a big Camp hero if we could get
tho outfit at a reasonable price. William A.
Yookolove, Adjutant, Wisuer Po3t, 70, Bad
1VOKK OF TIIE
Certificates Issued Paring the
Army Invalid, act June T, 1390.
1 i.,v Widow, etc .,....
Navy Widow, etc.
Navy W'ldow, act Juno 27, 1S90.....
a ,iiiv turMC... ...... ........................
Old War Invalid -
Old war iuun .
Indian Wura Survivor
,t 1trtn Wlllnuf -.
inula' it I,,? ..-.............. ..,
Mexican War Survivor
Mexican Vnr "Widow.. ....... ..(
Act Juue 27, 1STO, with other claims.
TOtftU "" j "I-
slrailarly affected as I was. This person had
sought core everywhere for years, and given
up to die, when ho commenced taking Dr.
Williams Pink Pills for Palo People, and wa
cured. I did not havo any faith in them, buc
was provailed upon to buy a bnlf-dozen boxes
for $2.50. I commenced taking them tho first
of Novomber. and in 30 days, by following di
rection? closely, I could ace a marked improve
ment in my condition.
' Well. I kept right on following instruction
to tho letter. I bought another half-dozen
boxes, and thon a third, of which I havo left
nearly two boxes. It has cost mo $7.50. and L
am going to make It an even $10 before I stop.
Not that I fear that I am not cared, for I never
felt better every way in my life. But I don't
propose to take any chances on quitting too
soon. "Am I sure that Pink Pills enred me? Why
shouldl not be? Did I not suffer the agonies,
of hell for years without roliof ? Then I
took Pink Pills and came out in tho shape I
am, as you sco mo to-day, and then ask mo if I
am sure? la a man sure he Is going to dio some
time? I am just as suro Pink Pills cured
mo as I am suro that yon aro going to
long rest somo time. Sure, Pink Pills enred
mo? Well, I am happy to remark, ye?! A
thousand times, yes ! I know poiitivoly that I
wa3 cured by Dr. Williams' Pink P1II3, and I
bcliovo firmly that it is tho msst wonderful
remedy in existouco to-day, and every fact I
havo presented to you is known, to my neigh
bors a3 woll as to my golf, and they will certify
to tho truth of my remarkable cure."
An attractive book f thirty-two pages entitled
"To theVeleran" containing mterrtem mlh prom -ncnt
exsoMieri. ami beautifully tllmtrated. mil be.
sent to amj r'Wre by the Dr. IVMUtrn MiHcm'
Co., FcheHectntty, N.Y., oh receipt of a two-cent
stamp fnr posing.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale Peoplo ara
an unfailing remedy for all diseases arising
from a poor and watery condition of tho blood,
such as pale and sallow complexion, goneral
muscular weakness, loss of appctito, depression
of spirits, lack of ambition, aiuemia, chloiosis or
green sickness, palpitation of tho hoart. short
ness of breath on slight exertion, coldness of
hands or feet, swelling of the feet and limb.?,
pain in the back, nervous headache, dizzinoss,
loss of memory, feebleness of will, ringing in
the cars, early decay, all form3 of female weak
I1C33. leucorrhcea, tardy or irregular poriodsv
suppression of menses, hysteria, paralysis, loco
motor ataxia, rheumatism, sciatica, all diseases
depending on vitiated humors in the blood,
causing scrofula, swelled glands, fover sores,
rickets, hip-joint diseases, hunchback, acquired
deformities, decayed bones, chronic erysipelas,
catarrh, consumption of tho bowola and lungs,
and also for invigorating tho blood and system.
when broken down by overwork, worry, dis
eases, excesses aud indiscretions of living, re
covery from acute diseases, such as fevers, etc.,
loss of vital powers, spermatorrhoea, early de
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They act directly on tho blood, supplying to
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"built up" and being supplied with its Iackiug
constituents, becomes rich and red, nourishes
tho various organs, stimulating them to ac
tivity in the performance of their function?,
and thu3 to eliminate disoases from the system.
Thcso P1II3 are manufactured by tho Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Schenectady, N. Y.,
and arc sold only in boxes bearing tho firm's
trade mark and wrapper, at 50 cents a box. or
six boxes for $3.50, and aro never sold in bulk.
They may bo had of all druggists or direct by
mail from Dr. Williams' Medicino Company.
Tbo price at which these Pills are sold makes a
course of treatment inozpensivo as compared
with other remedies.
2few Xork Xadies of the G.A.IC.
Editor National Tribute: Tho President
of the Department of New York, Mrs. Mary
E. Haucock. has personally inspected nearly
all the Circles in tho State, and installed tho
officers in most of them, reporting a rapid
growth in nnmbora and interest. Several now
Circles have been organized, and tho outlook
for tho Department is vory promising.
Tho Department Headquarters during the
Convention, to bo held at Utica on May 19 and
20, will he at the Metropolitan Hotel, whero all
comrades aud friends of tho Order will bo mado
welcome. An informal reception will bo hold,
Monday evening, when tho Ladies of the G.A.R.
will be pleased to greet any aud all friends, as
well 3 members of tho Order. Comrades, como
and get acquainted with an organization com-
rinsed entirclv of tho families of tho soldiors.
I and Army Nnrsos, whore tho boys who woro
the blue aro admitted as Honorary inemoers.
France3 E. Waugh, Dopartmont Secretary,
Fulton, N. Y.
Takiusx : Holiday.
The head master of a Liecester Board
school was starting out the other morning
to go to bis occupation, when he saw two
tiny toddlers coming toward him.
One of thera stopped him and said:
" Please, sir, Bill and Jack can't go to school
this morning-, because they're going to have,
a tooth out."
Failing to see why both should go to Lava
one tooth pulled out, the master said: "Bub
what's Bill (the elder of the two) going
"Please, sir, Bill's going to have his tooth
"Then what's Jack (the little one) going
"Please, sir, 'e'a goin' to 'ear 'im 'oiler,'
was tho reply.
That Tired Feeling: is a dangerous symptom.
Hood's Snrsaparilla will overcome it.
Wook JEndlnc; April t, 1890,
HAct Juno 27
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