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THE .NATIONAL WBBffi WASHINGTON, D. OU THURSDAY. ABRIL .23. 1898.
ATjslract of- the More Important Pro
ceedings of Both Houses.
TcnsDAT, Amur, 14.
In. .tho Senate, Mr. Squire (Wash. It.,) urb
rccpgiyzod for a speech on the need of coast
defenses. Tlio Senntor said all tlio evidence
taken by tho Committee on Coast Defenses
showed that tho condition of our seacoast de
fenses is lamentallo in tho extreme. Tho de
fensive works nro of a chnractcr incapablo of
resisting modern artillery. Tho evidence is
overwhelming that in case of war our whole
people would sudor immeasurably. "From
such, investigation as has been practicable, it is
evident Unit a larjjo amount of destructible
property, estimated at not less than $10,000,
000,000 m value, is exposed to attack, or at
least to heavy assdssmcnt for tho purpose of
scenriuc immunity from destruction."
Tlio Sonator arpned that the suggestion to
defend our coasts aud seaport cities by fleets is
impracticable, for it will, ho said, require ex
penditures runtime nn into several hundred
miluon dollars to do the work eflcctivoly. Tlio
2fnvy is designed for aggressive operations, if
tho policy of building up tiie Navy is to bo con
tinued at tho expense of having defenseless
shoies, then the timo has come when a change
of policy must 'io made.
In dosing he expressed the hopo that tho bill
providing for tho expenditure of $30,000,000 for
Eeacoast dofotises would bo adopted without se
In tho House, Mr. Bingham (Pa., K.) pre
sented tho conference report on tho Legisla
tive, Executive, and Judicial appropriation bill.
Mr. Bingham explained, with reference to tho
paragraphs to abolish tho fee system in tho case
of Marshals, Attorneys, and United States Com
missioners, that then hole question had been
referred to a joint committee of the Judiciaiy
Committees of tho two houses, who were to con
sult with the Attorney-General aud .report to
tho Conference Committee.
Tlio Senate, ho Paid, had added $229,000 to
tho bill, of which $59,000 had been disposed of
by tho House agreeing to $39,000, tho Senate
yielding tho balance. About $lb9.000 still re
gained in dispute. Of that amount $G7,000
was for tho incrcaso of tho salary list of tho
Senate employes. The record showed that tho
average cost of employes to each member of tho
House was $939, while that of each member of
the Senate was $1,483. Justico to tho House,
he said, required that theso facts should bo
made notorious. He folt, ho said, in conclu
sion, that if the House couferees continued the
struggle agaiust the incicase of the Senate force,
in the end they would be defeated.
Mr. Dockery (Mo., D.) followed in the same
line. He thought it but fair that tho House
should understand that the Senate had insisted
on an addition of 3S animal clerks to Senators
not Chairmen of committees, and had also in
sisted on tho increaso of the compensation of
their individual clerks from $1,200 to $1,500.
The report was then adopted aud a further
conference agreed to. Messrs. Bingham (Pa.),
Dockery (Mo.), aud McCall (Tenn.) wero ap
Tlio House then went into Committee of tho
Whole and took up the consideration of tho
Honsa to consider carefully tho charges pre-
jferred against Gen. Franklin, tho President of
? the Board of Managers, and Gov. Smith. Tbo
f charges, ho said, wero old. They had been in
vestigated, and the official report did not sub
Tho affidavits produced by Mr. Blue wero en
tirely cr parte. Tho trouble at Leavenworth
arose out of complaints and charges m.ado by
tho Post Surgeon, Dr. Weaver. Ho reviewed tho
testimony in tbo official report of tho investi
gation to show that the charges had been in no
way substantiated. Ho read many testimonials
to tho high character and ability of Gov.Smith.
With regard to Gen. Franklin, ho said to those
who knew him he needed no defense Ho had
been urged for re-election by members of tbo
Board, w ho knew his high character aud quali
fications. In conclusion, Mr. Curtis paid a magnificent
personal tribute to Gen. Franklin. Jlo had
been his friend since tho early days of tho war,
and he spoko of his old preceptor in tho art of
war in terms of lovo and devotion.
Mr. Steele (Iud.), a member of tbo Board of
Managers, made an impressivo defeuso of tho
Board. Mr. Blue's statement that what he did
not know about the Soldiers' Home would iill a
I ook, ho said, was true, although ho had been
an active member of tho Board for four years.
"But." he continued, "what I know about
such charges as aro brought in hero would fill
a library. Every member of the Board is del
uged with that kind of literature, and I can
assuro tho Houso that all theso charges aro
carefully investigated from timo to timo by
sub-committees of tho Board."
Tho Keeley League, ho said, was formed in
1S92. Over 1,300 soldiers had taken the cure,
aud there had been only 13 lapses. Ilo denied
that anyone was forced to tako tbo cure.
Mr. Blue asked if the charge that Gov. Smith
was drunk in February had been investigated.
''Perhaps not," replied Mr. Steele, "but,
judging from tho character of tho witnesses
and testimony he brings here, it would requiro
a great deal of additional -and better testimony
to induco me to believe in the truth of such a
charge as that."
"Do you, as a member of tho Board," in
quired Mr. Walker, of Massachusetts, "intend
to keep as Governor of the Leavenworth Home
a man who was drunk all during the war aud
is now in the habit of getting drunk ? "
Mr. Steelo replied that as a member of tho
Board ho would vote to oust Smith if proof
wero adduced that ho had been drunk.
object of tho 1)111," says an accompanying re
port, "is to modify tho existing law so that tho
Secrotary (of tho Territory), e nppointeo of
the "President, shall not bavo arbitrary power
to organize tho Legislature by ignoring tho
legal certificates of election, ss was douo at tho
organization of the last Legislature."
Monday, Apjui. 20. .
In the Senate, tho joint resolution for tho
appointraont of Gen. Franklin, Kcpresentativo
Steele. Gen. Beal, and Gen. Henderson as mom-
bcrs of tbo Board of Managers of tbo National
Soldiers' Home was adopted without debate.
Mr. Pettigrew asked for unanimous consent
to proceed with tho Indian appropriation "bill.
Tho pending question related to sectarian
schools. Mr. Cartor (Mont., R.) had offered an
amendment striking ont tbo provision that no
appropriations shall bo mado to sectarian
schools. Mr. Poffer offered a further amend
ment directing tho Secretary of tho Interior to
provido temporary schools for any Indian chil
dren cut off from school facilities by the closing
of tho sectarian schools. This amendment was
Mr. Cockrcll (Mo., D.) then offorcd a substi
tute for tho entiro proposition. Thosubstituto
provides for contracts with existing schools for
1897 to the extent of 50 per cent, of tho con
tracts for 1S9."5. Itadds tho following: "Audit
is hereby declared to bo tho settled policy of tho
Government to mako no appropriation what
ever for tho education of Indian children in
any sectarian school, just as soon as it is possi
ble for provision to ho mado for their education
otherwise, and tho Secrotary of the Interior is
hereby directed to make such provisions at tho
earliest practicable day, not later than July 1,
; CENTURY MIRACLE.
"uro was passed.
bill. The mcas-
WraxrsDAY, A rail. 15.
In tho Senate, Mr. Elkins introduced a bill
providing for the construction of tbo Mary
land and Delaware fico 6hip canal. Tho
bill is about the samo measure that was in
troduced in the 4Sth Congress and favorably
reported. It authorizes the Secretary of War
to lay out and construct a canal through tho
States of Maryland and Delaware to connect by
the most practicable and convenient route the
waters of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays.
Mr. Sewoll (N. J., If.) reported from the Com
mittee on Military Affairs and asked immedi
ate consideration for a bill authorizing tho
President to give brevets iu tho Regular Army
without pay to tho ofiicerjnvbo served iu tho
Mr. Allen (Neb., P.) wanted tho mcasnro
broadened to include honorary brevets to non
commissioned officers and privates, and, failing
n this, objected to the bill, and it went over.
Thursday, Apuil 1G.
In the Senate, Mr. Peffci's resolution provid
ing for an investigation into the issuoaud salo
of bonds in 1S5M, '9."5 and '9G was taken up in tho
Senate, and Mr. Hill mado a speech in opposi
tion to it. "This is a Populist resolution," de
clared Mr. Hill, "and is properly urged by tho
Senator from Kansas (Peffcr). It has its in
spiration in tho Populist party. It has its
inspiration in tho populistic opposition to all
Mr. Hill said tho resolution was presented
without formal charges, without specifications,
without. allegations of wrongdoing, irregularity
or corruption. It was, as had been admitted
by the Senators clamoring for a bond investiga
tion, a mere concession to public curiosity. It
was a fiasco. "This resolution is to bo passed
in tho dark," declated Mr. Hill. "It is not
urged after specific allegations against tho
honorable Secretary of tho Treasury, but merely
to gratify tho curiosity of tho friends of tho
Senator from Kansas. Tho country is to bo
treated to this spectaclo for tbo novelty of it,
tho fun of it."
' "What Senator," repeated Mr. Hill, "will
rise and 6ay that Mr. Carlisle made a dollar, a
penny, on any bond transaction?"
" That is not the question," interrupted Mr.
Allen. " Tho real question is as to the facts of
charges made in 2sew York newspapers, which
arc presumably reliable. The New York papers
have charged that $13,000,000 was mado out of
four bond issues, and that a secret agreement
existed, giving power to J. Pierpont Morgan, as
agent for foreign money loauers, for tho salo of
Mr. Hill replied that if tho United States
Senate proposed to investigate all tho charges
of the New York newspapers it would have ifs
hands full. He said that the courts were open
if any wrong had been dono on tho bond issue.
Mr. Hill arraigned the Populist Senators in
scathing terms. Ho first described them as
"tailors of Tooley street," who got together
and solemnly Baid, "Wo, tho people of Eng
land." Ho characterized them as deserters
from the old parties, who had "pooled their
grievances." They had offered their votes for
sale, or rather for exchauge, on tho t3riITqncs
tion when it came here. "They aro inon of no
fixed ideas," said he. "They aro theadvocatcs
of disorder and scandal. Tho Populist party
thrives on scandal. Their main purpose is to
throw mud at the Democratic and Republican
parties and the time has come," declared Mr.
Hill, "for the old parties to mako common
cause against these men."
In tho House, Mr. Willis (Del., R.) offorcd
an amendment authorizing and directing tho
President to invito tho commercial nations of
the world to meet in International coufcrcnco
for tho purpose of fixing an International ratio
for the coinago of gold and silver.
A prolonged discussion of appropriations and
expenditures was precipitated by Mr. Hopkins,
who thought tho change of tho system from
specific to ad valorem duties made by the re
peal of tho Mckinley law and the enactment
of the Wilson bill might bo responsible for tho
great increase iu tho cost of collecting tho cus
Mr. Dockery (Mo., D.) asked tho Republican
sido what effort they bad mado, with 150 ma
jority, to repeal tho so-called Wilson-Gorman
bill, which they denounced. Ho taunted them
with having dono nothing. He recalled tho
campaign book of blank piges circulated by tho
Republicans in 1691 entitled, "What Congress
has done." With the do-nothing record of this
Congress he suggested that the Democrats could
effectively circulato a similar book in tho com
Mr. Dingley, Chairman of tho Ways and
Means Committee, was stung by Mr. Dockery
into a reply. Tho chargo that nothing had
been done, ho said, must bo looked at iu tho
light of tho situation. "Wo did everything
wo could do nnder tho circumstances," said
Mr. Dingley, with great earnestness, "and wo
met hero at tlio other end of tho Capitol tho
united opposition of tho Democrats aud Popu
lists. Wo only have control here. Wo aro
powerless to mako laws. Tho only thing to do
is to appeal to tho people and let them say
whether wo shall havo a President and a Sen
ate who Will block our way or who will co
operate with us in giving the Treasury sufli
cicnt revenue aud restore prosperity to tho
Gon. Grosvcnnr's last Monday's bulletin of
McKinley's strength is as follows:
It is reported tlint the ppalnnncIo has been;
instructed to proposothemaiatioii of tho Ropo?
in order to bring about in settlement of tho.
troubles m Cuba, or to urge Bpon Spam tho ac
ceptance of President Cleveland's roported
offer of mediation.
II. H. Holmes, tho murderer, has been ad
mitted to tho Roman Catholic faith through
tho rites of baptism.
Miss Clara Barton, offlthe Red Cross, has
cabled tho National Armenian Roliof Commit
tee, Now York City, that 3,000 aro sick of
typhus at Marash ; also, thatsicknessatZoitoun
is increasing, and -10 or 50 deaths occur daily.
Tho committee states that only about oue-fifth
of tho $500,000 -necessary to carry out tho work
has yet been given.
The London Times points out that tlio con
dition of affairs in the Transvaal is threatening.
It says that tho Transvaal is arming to tho
It is slated that Korea is seeking a Russian
loan of $3,000,000 with Hamgyong, a northern
province, as security.
Thero is great alarm felt at Capo Town for
tho safety of Bnluwayo, where lo.OOO Matabolcs
aro gathering for an attack. Itwns reported
that tho place had been captured. Govern
ment officials declaro thnt there is no danger,
but tho people do not feel so secure.
Foreign Ambassadors at Constantinople havo
protested against tho appointment of a Mussul
man as Govornor of Zeitoun, this being contrary
to tho agreement between tho Porto and tho
powers, as a result of which tho surrender of
tho insurgents of Zeitoun was brought about.
Queen Mamea, of tho Island of Raiatoa, in
tho South Seas, has surrendered to her old
enemies, tho French. Tho Queen, according to.
the roports, is now thoroughly subdued and
beyond giving further trouble.
Two men, former servants in tho Burden
family, of Now York, havo been arrested in
Loudon, accused of committing tho great Bur
den diamond robbery last December. All tho
jewels wero recovered.
Thero has been fighting between tho Egypt
ian forces and tho Dervishes in IhoNilo Vailcy,
and tho latter wero defeated, with a loss of GO
Tho general elections in Canada will tako
place tho third week iu June. Parliament will
again meet in July.
Senator Sherman, Chairman of tho Foreign
Affairs Committee, has filed a minority report
against tho bill providing for the extermination
of fur-bearing seals.
It is announced in Madrid that the Royal
speech upon the oponing of tho Cortes will
promise political aud administrative reforms
Tho dronth and tho difficulty of victualing
compel tho Italians in garrison at Massowah
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In tho House, Mr. Traccy toot the floor In
opposition to tho reappointment of Gen. Frank
lin ns a member of the Hoard of Govornois of
tho National Soldiers' Home.
Mr. Grosveuor (Ohio, R.) supported tho rec
ommendation of tho Military Affairs Commit
tee. Jlo regretted that cs parte testimony,
scandalous iu its character, had been brought
into tho House, assailing tho management of
a great Natioual institution.
Mr. Ray (N. Y., R.) defended Gen. Franklin,
and after soma remarks by Mr. Calderhcad
against Gen. Franklin, and by Mr. Spcrry in
his defcuse, Mr. Blue (Kan., R.) closed tho dc
bato for his side, repeating his charges. He
concluded with the statement that somo mys
terious influenco kept Gen. Frauklin in his
place at the head of tho Board.
Mr. Mahon's amendment, to investigate Gov.
Smith's conduct, was ruled out, and tho voto
was taken on tbo Blue amendment, to substi
tute the name of Gen. Howard for that of Gen.
Franklin. Jt was rejected on a rising vote.
On t'tc demand of Mr. Blue, tho voto was taken
by ayes and noes. Tho resolution was then
adopted without division.
In tho House, there was a lively time ovrr
the resolution from the Committee ou Military
Affairs for the appointment of Gen. W. B.
Franklin, of Connecticut; Thomas J. Hender
son, orillinois; George L. Beal, of Maine, and
George V. Steele, of Indiana, as members of
the Board of Managers of the National Homo
for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Geu. Frank
lin aud Mr. Steele were to succeed themselves,
Gen. Henderson to succeed Gen. J. C. Black
and 3Ir. Beal to succeed Francis Fesscnden.
Mr. Blue (Kan.. R.) who bason several recent
occasions severely criticised Gen. Frauklin,
Baid he held in his hand charges against Gen!
Franklin and Smith, the latter the manager of
the Leavenworth Home, for whom tho former
was responsible, for cruel and brutal treatment
of the inmates of tho Home at Leavenworth,
Kaji,, where he said 2,000 soldiers wero to-day
practically incarcerated. Ho proposed to offer
an amendment to substitute thft name of "that
gallant soldier, Gen. 0. O. Howard," for that of
Ho wanted to free tho Leavenworth Homo
from tho drunken and brutal tuau now at the
bead of that institution. ,
"Do you know lie has been drank?" asked
Mr. Steele, a member of tho Board.
"Ido, vomiting, puling drunk, and I will
produce the proof."
"Js ho not at the hoad of a Ivcelev organiza
tion ? " inquired Mr. Steele.
"He is," replied Mr. Blue, "at $1,200 a
year." ' '
"I do not believe ho was drunk" said Mr.
"Tlio gcntloman," replied Mr. Blue, con
temptuously, "is gorged with misinformation
regarding these Homos." Continuing, Mr.
Blue had read Bovoral Jottors criticising Gen.
Franklin and Gov. Smith, ono of thorn alleging
that Gov. Smith was not onlr a drimkird but
a corrupt man. Mr. Blue said ho had letters
from inmates of the Leavenworth Home, -who
if their names wore known, would be driven to
the road by Gov. Smith. Jfc read a telegram
from E. J. Auderson aud others urging him to
liht Gen. Franklin's reappointment, aud tell
ing him that 00,000 soldiers iu Kansas wero be
hind him. Another letter, read by him. said
that the writer had euough evidence to hang
Mr. Blue concluded his array of testimony
by roadmg au affidavit from an iumato of tho
Jjeavonworlh Home, charging Gov. Smith
with druukonnos8, cruelty and gross favorit
ism. Tho affidavit described how on one occasion
tho Governor was so drunk that be went np
etairs on all-fours. Meeting tho affiant ho
Baid : "Bob, tho Governor is Tory, Tory drunk
"I charge," said Mr. Blue, with great de
liberation and emphasis, "that tho Inspector's
reports show that Gen. Franklin is either
grossly negligent and incompetent, or that ho
is not honest. Ho knows of these beer saloons;
he knows of Smith's conduct, and if theso re
ports are true ho holds in his hands, in violation
of law, trust funds that should have been turned
into tbo general fund. For years," ho con
tinued,, "ho was General Treasurer of tho
Homo. When tho law prcvouted him from
continuing in that capacity, he piclcod us some
one, a man Friday, and put him in as General
Treasurer." Mr. BIuo cbargod that tho In
Bpcptor's roports showed that " balances had
"Do you chargo misconduct against any
othor member or members of tbo Board?"
asked Mr. Hill.
"Not at present," responded Mr. Blue.
Mr. Blue also read an affidavit charging that
a contract existed whereby tho Kcelev euro
waB given to inmates for $G, while they wero
charged $20. What became of the difference,
tho affiant said, ho did not know.
In reply to a question of Mr. Grosvcnor Mr.
Blucadmittod that the evidence presented was
ex parte. Somo of it, bo faid, had been sub
mitted to the Board of Managers.
Mr, Bluo said tho Inspector's reports would
prove that tho BoaidofManagcra was a private
corporation, holding Government nroncrtv iu
Jts own name aud burinr ?nd fnllinrr nt its nwn I mid imiclompc fr bin i..o, ,...! .
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Dcltgate Catron (N. M.), from tho Territories
Committee, reported a bill nrovidinc that unon
tho convening of tho Territorial Legislature of
Now Mexico any ouo member of cither bouso
Oklahoma , 4
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West Vi return..
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Total .. 370
Representative Aldrich Reed's manager
gives out tho following estimate:
FitiDAY, Arr.it 17.
In the Senate, the bond resolntion was taken
up, and Mr. Hill resumed his speech in oppo
sition. Ho said disaster and chaos would have
overtaken tho Government had not tho Presi
dent and Secretary of the Treasury wisely ex
ercised the authority given them uudcr tho
law of 1673 to issue bonds.
Referring to tho Wilson bill, Mr. Hill Eaid
bo had sought to change somo of tho cztrcmo
features of that measure. It passed, however,
as tho great measure of tariff reform. "This
bill," he went on, "as conceded by its friends
and enemies, does not products enough revenue
to meet tho expenses of tho Government. I
wish my party had framed a bill so fair, so
reasonable, so conservative that no question
could havo been raised as to raising revenue.
It had been better if oxtrcmo counsels had not
prevailed thcu, as they aro trying to prevail
Mr. Hoar spoko briefly in support of tho
bond rebolution. Ho said tbo bond transac
tions were properly subject to iuvestigation.
No corruption or iniquity was charged agaiust
Mr. Peffcr interrupted to state that no dis
honorable motives wero imputed to tbo Presi
dent nor tho Secretary of tho Treasury, but ho
believed tho bond transactions had fraud all
over tbem in Now York City aud elsewhere.
In tho House, it was privato bill day. The
contest was waged largely by Republican
members who advocated tho payment or tbo
bills-reported by the Committee on War Claims
and Ihoso who favored postponing action. Mr.
Mahon (Pa.) Chairman or tho committee, was
asked by Mr. Dingley (Me., II.) if tho commit
tco was satisfied of tho justice and correctness
of a claim for tbo payment of which a bill had
been reported. Replying, Mr. Mahon passion
ately declared that Congress either ought to
pay the claims recommended by the court or
abolish tho court, so that the people might
know what to expect. Ho eaid that tho
Government was a groat robber of its privato
citizens, aud that ho would rather havo a pau
per oho him $1,000 than to be a crcditorof tho
United States for that amount.
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The "Lily White" Republicans of Texas will
send an uninstructed delegation to St. Louis.
Senator Quay has mado peace with all the
Republican leaders in Pennsylvania except tho
Chris McMageo faction at Pittsburg.
W. H. Griffith, late Chairman of tho Repub
lican Committee of Colorado, says that no parly
can carry Colorado that docs not declaro for
Free Silver. Senator Teller will not support
tho Republican candidate unless ho declares for
free coinage. Tho Legislature of Colorado, to
be elected this Fall, will return Senator Toiler
to the Senate to succeed himself.
Fleming du Bignon announces his candidacy
for the Sonatorship from Georgia on a Sound
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Satubday, Am.il 18.
In tho House, eulogies on the lato Repre
sentative Cogswell, of Massachusetts, wero de
livered. Gen. Cogswell was very popular
among tho members of the House, and somo
of tbo tributes to his memory wero full of lovo
Mr. Bluo chargod that uudcr Franklin's man
agement l6t year $250,000 of Government
properly had been condemned or destroved,
and that tho Board had last rear made a'trip
to the St. Monica Homo at a cost of $0,000.
Mr. Curtis (N. Y.) replied to Mr. Bluo in a
Mm and tomroratc Bnccch. Ho asked tlm
may administer tho oath of ofiico to the nrosid.
ing officer-elect, and bo shall administer tho
same to the othvr members aud officers. " Tho
ing healthy, happy
children into the
world. Nothing equals
that nothing com
pensates for the loss
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Commissioner nt Philadelphia Saturday.
It has finally been decided to hold the Na
tional Encampment of 'tho Uniformed Rank
of the Knights of Pytbiasjhi Clcveluud, O.,
Aug. 21 to 31.
Unusually warm wcaUionfor April was ex
perienced in tho eastern part of tho United
States last week. Beyond Jtho Rockies how
ever, tho weather wasi cold, and California
fruit suffered damage.
Tho returns from tho"Spanish election's indi
cate tho election to Parliament of over 300 sup
porters of tho Government. .
Tho owners of the steamer Crathio wero
condemned to pay 305,500 florins for siukiug
the ship Elbe.
In Berlin it is thoucht that Emperor Wil
liam's recent visit to Vienna wa3 not particu-
3 Jarly successful iu Btroncthcuinc Gcrmanv'a
16 I riil.itinns w ith Aimfrin.
Tho murderers of tho President of Bolivia
havo been sentenced, as follows: Capt. Macudo,
to death ; Lieuts. Castcllo and Ortiz, to10
years iu prison ; Achas, to 15 months in- prison.
Dr. Luegcr, tho anti-Somito leader in tho
Rcichsrath, has been again elected Bnriromus-
10 icr 01 viciinii ny a votooi ya to4'j. 1113 pro-
4 vious elections have all been rejected bv tho
Gregorio Borges, Esseban Hcrnadez, and Joso
itacallao, threo prisoners of war, wero shot in
tbo Cabana Fortress, Havana, Friday morning.
Alberto Jcsni Diaz and his brother, Al
fredo Victoriano Diaz, tho former connected
with tho Southern Baptist Church and pas
tor of a Protestant Church in Havana, both
said to bo naturalized American citizens,
have been arrested by tho Havana police, and
aro accused of aiding tho insurgents. Their
cases are attracting much attention. The Span
ish Minister at Washington has received infor
mation that the charge agaiust Rev. Diaz is
that of boing implicated iu a contemplated up
rising on the outskirts of Havana.
Tho agricultural rating bill was introduced
in tho Honso of Commons Monday. After
March 31, 1897, agricultural land will bo as
sessed only one-half of its prcsont ratablo value.
This means an annual loss in revenue of
1,550,000 ($7,730,000). It is said that the pro
portion of rates to profits havo increased 7.33
to 42.9 per cent, during 2 years.
Tho bimetallic confcrcnco, called with tho
view of paving tho way to international nego
tiations on tho subject, assembled at Brussels
Monday. Delegates from Germany, the United
States, Great Britain, France, Austria, Russia,
Belgium, Denmark, Holland, nud Roumauia
Tho schonio of homo rule for Cnba provides
for tho establishment of two local bodies a
Provincial Chamber of Deputies and a Council
of Administration. To tho latter body larg'o
Turners will bo granted.
Steamers full of German troops aro passing
Zanzibar daily on their way to Tanga, German
East Africa. It is supposed that trouble is
expected with tho insurgent chief Mbarka
zaziz. A dobale in condemnation of dueling was
held in the German Reichstag Monday, but no
decision was reached.
Southern California experienced on Sunday
night tho coldest weather for tho season of
which tho Buieati has any record. Heavy
frost was reported at Los Angclc3 Monday
It i3 announced at Chicago that n permanent
exhibition of American goods will bo madoat
Shanghai, China, as a means of promoting
American trado with China..
Senator Tillman Bays that ho will bolt if
Whitney is nominated at Chicago, aud is not
sure that ho would support Morrison,
Ex-Gov. John Leo Carrollitof Maryland, was
re-elected President of tho General Society of
Sous of tho Revolution at-Savannah, Qa., Monday.
ThoSpanish Minister of Maiinohas prepared
supplementary estimates rcqniriug the expendi
ture of 05,000,000 francs to cover tho ensuing
fivo years, and tho Minister1 of War has nre
pared estimates calling for 200,000,000 francs to
cover a period of 10 years. iBoth estimates will
bo presented to tho Cortca afctho earliest possi
Edward Fardridge, for years tho most daring
operator on tho Chicago Board of Trade, died
at Chicago Saturday.
Rev. Gcorgo P. Knapp, ftho American mis
sionary who was expelled Jrom Bitlis, has gouo
jrnnry County is ono of-the richest and
biggest and best connties in Tennessee. It
would bo an exaggeration to say that any
ono man knew every other man in this
county, but it may aafoy be said that few,
if any, can come nearer to it than Mr. .Toe
M. Foster, whose homo is at Carter's Creek,
ami who is now conucctetl with tho Herald.
In tho interest of the Herald he has visited
ncarlyevcry home in the county. Upon
"state" occasions that is, the Herald's an
nual pic-nic reunion he is tho blaster of
Ceremonies." There are few men better
known, few better liked, none more trusted,
and what ho says the Herald, unconditionally
and unequivocally, will vouch for.
To see him now in perfect health nnd
energy one would not think that tvo and
a half years ago he was abed-ridden invalid,
n physical wreck, whose family physician,
loved ones nt home, nnd friends all thought
was soon to bo called hence. But snch is
the case, nnd not only he, but his family and
a hundred friends will testify to it.
It was a peculiar afiliction he had, and his
cure was marvellous, his recovery a nine
teenth centnry miracle. And that others
may enjoy the blessings of the wonderful
medicine which beyond the peradventurc of
a doubt under God's blessing saving his
life, Mr. Foster not desiring publicity, but
with tho hope of doing good lias consented
to tell of his sicklies aud his cure.
It was in the Fall of 1892 he was taken
ill. He was a farmer then, and had spent
tho day exposed to the weather nnd work
ing in the field, and for five hours was in
the mud in a stooping position. Jn a few
days thereafter he had a peculiar feeling in
his feet and hands; they became numb and
felt ns if asleep.
But, perhaps, it would he belter to let Mr.
Foster tell his own experience, aud this is
what he says:
"Following the numbness of my feet and
hands, that numbness spread until my whole
body was paralyzed. 1 had a dreadful con
striction aronnd my body, and as I grew
worse this extended up, cutting oft my
breathing; it finally got within a lew inches
of my throat, and it was with difficulty that
I breathed at all. At irregular intervals 1
had lightning pains throughout my entire
body and limbs, aud for at least five months
I was perfectly helpless, and a man servant
was kept in my room day and night to turn
me in bed and wait upon me.
" In the earlier part of my illness my feet
felt as if I was walking barefooted on a stiff
carpet. Soon I could not walk at all in the
dark, and could not even staud alone with
my eyes shut. I rapidly grew worse, aud
soon my limbs refnsed to carry me. iJTinally
I lost my sense of feeling or touch, nnd
could not tell when my feet were against
each other, but felt all the while as if they
were being pulled apart.
"In tho beginning I had called in my
family physician, a very successful practi
tioner. He nut me on a treatment, with in
structions to keep very quiet. But I contin
ued to grow worse, and in abont six weeks he
told rne, candidly and honestly, that he had
done his best, that he had also advised with
some of Columbia's leading physicians, giv
ing them my symptoms, bnt that he conld
do nothing for me aud it was useless for him
to try any further. He and the physicians
with whom he advised pronounced my dis
ease locomotor ataxia, and incurable.
"He told my friends they could try any
thing they wished, and then I began trying:
everything that was suggested. I tried dif
ferent kinds of electricity belt pads, shock
ing machines, and electropoise with num
berless kiuds of medicines, both iutemally
and externally, but all to no effect, until,
about April 1st, 1893, a cousin, Mr. A. N.
Aiken, of Columbia (who is now clerk and
Master of the Chancery Court of the county),
recommended Dr. Williams' Pink Pills tor
"I begnu using them as per directions for
locomotor ataxia, and in about one week
some of my friends thought I was better;
but it was two week3 before tho improve
ment was plain to all and satisfactory to my
self. Then, however, I knew the pills were
doing their grand and glorious work, and I
kept taking them until I could hobble about
"It van suggested to me then that nntnre
would do the rest, and I lelt off the pills.
In about ten days I saw that I was going
down hill again; I promptly renewed the
pills, and ngnin I began to improve. A
second time I tried to leave the battle to a
good constitution, but found it still too
weak, so I commenced on the pills again
and kept taking them until I was icell.
"I was in my iifly-fir3t year when I was
taken sick. It is now about two years since
I discarded stick and cratch nnd found my
legs strong enough to carry me. I am cn
joyingspleudid health, weigh more and look
better than for years, and attribute my
health and my recovery and life to the
magic of Pink Pil's for Pale People, under
the blessing of Cod.
"I have recommended these pills to a
number jjf people, and many I know have
been cured by them. I wish in my heart
fiat every person on earth who is suffering
as I was could get them and would try them.
"To those who know me, I hope it is not
necessary for me to add that I make this
statement of my own free will, without
money and without price. Hut if there are
any who are inclined to donbt, I will refsr
them to Dr. J. JL Hill, J. M. Hunter, E. D.
Lockridge, Joe Tcrwell, Anderson Nichols,
S. B. and G. "W. Nichols, all of Carter's Creek,
Manry County, Tenn., or if they will call
upon me I will give them the names of a
hundred witne ses of a3 good men and
women as the sun ever shone upon.
" Hojiing some poor snfferer may read and
believe and be raised from a bed of pain, I
am, Very respectfully,
Joe M. Fostek,
Care of the Herald, Columbia, Tennessee."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for PalePeople are
an unfailing remedy for all diseases arising
from apoor and watery condition of the blood,
such as pale and sallow complexion, general
muscular weakness, loss of appetite, depres
sion of spirits, lack of ambition, anaemia,
chlorosis or green sickness, palpitation of the
heart, shortness of breath on slight exertion,
coldness of hands or feet, swelling of the
feet and limb?, pain in the back, nervous
headache, dizziness, loss of memory, feeble
ness of will, ringing in the ears, early decay,
all forms of female weakness, leucorrbcea,
tardy or irregular periods, suppression of
menses, hysteria, paralysis, locomotor ataxia,
rheumatism, sciatica, all diseases depending
on vitiated humors in the blood, causing
scrofula, swelled glands, fever sore?, rtcketn,
hip-joint diseases, hunchback acquired de
formities, decayed bones, chronic erysipelas,
catarrh, consumption of the bowels and
lungs, and also for invigorating the blood
and system when broken 'down by overwork,
worry, disease, excesses and indiscretions of
living, recovery from acute diseases, such as
fevers, etc., loss of vital powers, sperma
torrhoea, early decay,- prematnre old age.
They act directly ou the blood, supplying to
the blood its life-giving qualities by assist
ing it to absorb oxygen, that great supporter
of all organic life. Pink Pills are sold by
all dealers, or will 1 e sent, postpaid, on re
ceipt of pricey 00 cents a box, or six boxes for
2.50, by addressing Dr. Williams' Medicine
Co., Schenectady, N. Y.
la, . ksft tm sill
ment of "Virginia. In October, 18G1. ho wa9
elected Judge of tho Circuit Court, and in 1803
Governor of the newly-constituted State of
West Virginia. B:o was twico re-elected, but
during his third term of oilico resigned, as ho
had been elected to tho United States Senate,
in which ho held a scat from March 4, 18(9, to
March 3, 157,1. At tho timo of his death ho
was Circuit Judge iu his District.
Congressional 3Ieilal of Honor legion.
The Philadelphia Contingent Medal of Honor
Legion, composed of those to whom Congress
awarded tho Medal of liouor for distinguished
conduct iu action, held their annual dinner on
Thursday, April 9, at Dooners Hotel, Philadel
phia, Pa. Col. Bort acted as toastniaster. Re
sponses wero made to the toasts, "Tho Day Wo
Celebrate," Chaplain Edmund English; "The
Medal of Honor Legion," Col. O. N. Bonuett;
"Tho American Volunteer," W. J.Wray ; "The
Cavalry," Col. Hampton R. Thomas; "Tho
Colored Veterans of tho Army and Navy," Jno.
H. Lawson ; "Tho Navy," Jno. F. Markio;
"Our Absent Companions," Capt. J. C. Dclanoy.
Tho Contingent will attend iu a body tho Na
tional Convention, to bo held in Boston, Mass.,
iu June, 1S9G.
TVealthy Postonice Petition.
Editor National Tizibuxe: On March
23, 1895, the citizens of Highland Township
in about six hours obtained nearly 400 in
dorsee to a petition for a pestofiice at Ham
mer's, Pa., near Gettysburg, Pa. The aggre
gate wealth of the petition will reach into
millions. All the bank officials, directors
of the poor, judge and ex-judges of the
c6nrt, editors of the County papers, Con
gressmen and ex-Congressmen; all the at-torneys-at-law
and merchants aronnd Get
tysburg, County Commissioners, Chairmen
of the County Committees of all the parties,
Legislature, and all the court ofllcinls, all
the citizens of Highlaud Township. This is
supposed tqbe the wealhiest petition ever
sent to the Department for a Connty post
office. The office is to he at S. S. W. Ham
mer's store, which is in the center of all the
business places of Highland Township. The
Squire has been conveying the mail at his
own cxpctiso for the citizens for some years
from Gettysburg, and they now want him
to have au office. iJ. S. W. Hammer, Get
We have sold large numbers of this watclr
and they have given entire satisfaction.
The works are cither WALTHAM or
ELGIN, a3 the purchaser may choose. Tho
works are made from the finest selected ma
terial; they contain seven valuable jewels,
tempered steel springs, compensating expan
sion balance, patent safety pinion, stem-winding,
and pendant-setting apparatus, fall
plate, a dnsfc band that excludes every par
ticle of dnst, quick train, jewel balance, por
celain dial, and all the latest and greatest im
provements. The case is made of nickel sil
ver, a composition just as handsome and dur.
able 33 coin silver. The case i3 dust proof;
and need never be opened, because the watch,
winds by tnrning the crown (or stem), and
set3 by pulling it out until it clicks, then
press it back into place after setting, a won
derful feature that makes this watch unique
On the back of this case is the "G.A.H." .
badge, the emblem of glorious service. Tl'
oiler thin wntcli to our subscrib
ers, postpaid, ibr $7; Willi XIIE
arATlOXJJQ T11IBU.SE for ono
year ibr 7.."5.
OGLD WSTGil, $16.75.
TIic Rational Tribune Model
This is a watch suitable for a father or on.
We call it SJTJse Rational Tribune
Model Watch," becanse, as patriotic
Americans, we are especially prond of this
production of American industry. The move
ment (or works) is made according to the cele
brated Walthatn Kiverside model. The case
is a gem of the jeweler's art, being a gold
filled case, with two heavy sheets of Mk. gold,
making a case that is for all purposes as good
as solid gold,, and warranted for 20 years.
Price, to our subscribers, $16.75. and
they can havo either Open Face or Hunting
Case. We feel confident that all who buy
this watch will think as highly of it as. we do,
and be just as proud of it, too.
$25 LlDESf WATGH AT $15.5G
If you want a sure relief for pains in the back, side, chest, or
limbs, use an
Bear in Mind Not one of the host of counterfeits and imita
tions is as good as the genuine.
GEORGE E. LEMON,
Lemon Building, Washington, D. C.
jVo. SO. This is one of the latest ladies'
watches. The case is guaranteed to wear 20
years. Til thumb-piece and all parts sub
ject; to constant use are made of Solid gold.
The movement contains 11 jewels in settings,,
exposed pallets aud compeusation balance.
We offer it to our subscribers, delivery guar
anteed, l$.0,orsent with The Xatio.val
TiiiBUXE far one year, at $16-
Special Offer Ro.14, ladies' Siz
Opinions rendered as to the novelty ATTORNEY AT LAW AMD SOMCITOP OP
nd patentability of inventions and validity , ,
of patents. Rejected applications prcse- flMCrlJl RW FOREIGN PATENTS,
cuted. All business relating to patonta
sromptly attondod to. Established I8SS. Sand fcr 7-Pa PanphlaL
Dcnth of West Virginia's War Govornor.
Artbur Iiigrabam Iiorcraan, War Govornor
of West Virginia, died at Parkorsburg, W. Vn.,
Sunday. Ex-Qov. Boroiuau was bom July 24,
1823, in Waynesburg, Ph. Ho wns admitted
to tho bar iu 1845, and began practico at
Parkoraburg. Ho was elected to tlio Virginia
llonso of Delegates in 1855, and ro-olectcd for
each eucccssivo torm until tba beginning of
tbo civil war. Ho was a member of tho extra
Bcssiou of tbo Legislature in 1SG1, ami a vigor
ous opponent of secession. lie presided oyer
tlio Wheeling Convention of Unionists of the
Northwestern Countios, called in June, 1861
for tho pur030 of reorganizing tlio Govern'
TVOKK Off THE PENSION OFFICE.
Certificates Issued During the Week Endln; April 11, 1R90.
i Act June 27lTltB) 'l"00'
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a 3 J; S J . ic- zi ! 5
0-3 n 0 p j . J; -
S - -E S 5. U-if!- " v
O f W K b Os.O0.cO
Array Invalid 58 J 311 .16 42 96 ' 29 CM "
Army Invalid, net Juno 27, 1890.. 230 G3 1IG 42 4S3 Si 20 9 02 281 3-t
Army Widow, etc 70 1 3 2 4 7 03
Army Widow, etc., act June 27, 1890. 2G4 2 5 8 279 23 3 5 290 20
Isiwy 1 nvixiiii x x
Navy Invalid, act J u 11 0 27, 1800 IC 1 2 1 20 2 2 ...... 2 20 6
t n y w mo Tf etc 4 4
Navy Widow, act June 27, 1890 11 11 I 1 i
Anil X. Hi 3C. ...... .......I. ...... ..,......,. I. ..... ....... ......... a..... ...... ...... ...
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Old War Invalid - .!.... " ,.... X 11
Old War Widow... , r,..,..tW.4......T...I
Indian Wars Survivor 2 f 3 1 lf o
Indian Wars Y idow i2 -: f ,2 f
Mexican War Survivor l 5 - 3 H
Mexican War Widow 10 ., Jf""" 1 l
Act June 27, 1890, with other claims. 85 09- 33 '27 '.".".'.'a ...... 193 I
Totnl L,.r7(T 478 103 "7T23l,9T 17-14. 1 60 25 D 99 COS 330-
""1 I L L L
A handiJOmely-engraved solid gold cans,,
warranted to ha 141c. gold, IT. S. Assay. W
nseno foreign movements in this watch, bn
all are either Elgin orWaltham, according,
to the wisl of the pnrchaser. The "works
ore completely jeweled according to ths
latest princhles, by -which the best reanlts
are achieved Thia watch represents th.
trinraph of, modern expert workmanship.
Each watch js a stem-winder and sotter ami
contains compensation balance, patcntsafety
pinion, and tempered hair-spring.'," "We will
send this olrgant time-piece to any sub
scriber, deliypry guaranteed and prepaid, for
only ... $S3.04
No. 202 Is a Grnnd Array
badge made of rolled gold
plate. At tlio top are tho
doublo eagles In rolled goI7.
Hclow them tno rolled sold
cannon lying' upon a pile of
enameled cannon-balK Di
rectly below Ui Li u tho Unite!
States Hag mado of red and
blue enamel and rolled gold.
Attached to tho flnjj Is Uia
Htar contains tlio various mili
tary emblems, so well known
to our readers that we will
not endeavor to descrlbo
them. The whole charm Is
about two Inches In length.
Price, mailed .8 J.75
WlthTiueU atio.n-ai. Thib
unk for one year .. ...ft-.n
Free for a club of hctc
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE,
Washington, D. C.