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THE NATIONAL' TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON D. 0 THURSDJMAY J, 1896;
Abstract of Uic More Important Pro
ceedings of Both Houses.
Wednesday, AritiL 29.
In the Scnnto, tbo accoptnnco was considered
of llio statue of Pero Maiquetto, presented by
the State of Wisconsin, and now iu Statuary
Hall. At the outset Mr. Palmer (III.. D.) pro
Buttled b resolution expressing tlio thanks of
Coiieiess to Wisconsin for this staluo of tho
"ronowucd explorer and discoverer of the
Mississippi River," and formally accepting tbo
Severn speecbes wcro made. Senator Vilas
was most eloquent. Ho said, in part: ''Tho
State of Wisconsin, now a Connuonwoaltb of
2.000,000 freemen, rejoicing in prosperity and
happiness on tbo soil bo trod so long-apo, in
raising this siono in tbo Ration's llnll oj Stat
uary dms not merely celebrate a name illustri
ous for historic renown, a character uhoso ex
cellence is worthy of nornelual remembrance.
It means still more that it shall stnud llioru
ns a testimony and n monument to a principlo
of our social order of the utmost valoo to
mankind the principle of religious liberty.
6ir, hitman hitelligcnro and rcabon in all the
history of the wot Id teach no more useful and
impressive lesson than is embodied in that
fundamental tulo which diaws an almoin to
and uupassahle line between the allairsof Stato
and the affairs of religion, and denies to social
law all right of jurisdiction to transcend it."
The statue was accepted.
Consideration of tbo Naval bill was then
resumed, tbo question being on the item of
battleships. Mr. Teller (Colo., .) was rccog
nizi'd for some general remarks on the financial
issues involved, devoting himself itt paiticular
to answering Mr. Sherman's remarks yester
day. Ho declared that the castigation of the Scn
nto by the Senator from Qhio for declining to
jmss a revenue law was unwarranted. Tbo
JJingley bill was not presented with any pur
pose of paFSiug it. There was the eeitainty in
udvanco that it could bavo no Executive ap
proval if passed, and that no democrat and
no Popnlitt would voto for it in tbo Sonatc.
Thoso who framed the bill knew it could not
pass tbo Senate. At least one Populist vote
could Jiavc been secured for it iiad certain con
cessions been made. Hut there were no con
cessions ahd no efforts to secure action.
Mr. Sbcimau answered Mr. Teller. He said
he respected the honesty and tbo intense ear
ncstnosb of the Colorado Senator. What had
been said, however, was not new. The Colorado
Senator believed iu the free coinage of silver
meaning a dollar worth 50 cents as the salva
tion of tbo country. Mr. Sherman said thero
should bo no bliud fad presented to the people.
He himself believed in tbo largest possible uso
of silver consistent with the maintenance of a
gold standard. As to the references made to
tbo MrXinley bill Mr. Sherman said theio had
been differences of opinion as to it.
Mr. Hale, in cliarge of tbo Naval bill, pro
tested against ''lugging in all the old issues and
financial discussions." He said U this was kopt
tip Congrcjss would bo hero until next October.
Mr. Stcwait then made a speech on silver.
-fln tbo House, Mr. Walker (Va., P.) from
VCommittPO on Eicctiorij No. 2, presented tho
' Report on the contested election case of Giles
Otis Pcarce vs. Johu C. Bell, from tho Second
ColoradoDistrict, in favor of the latter. The
report was adopted. The majority and minority
reports in the case of Thorp vs. McKenney, from
tho Fourth Tirciniu District, iu favor of tho
contestant, were filed; also, tho report in the
c:.so til iiogo vs. Utey, from the riltli Virginia
District, iu favor of tho sitting member.
Mr. Dock ry (Mo., D.) made an attack on tbo
alleged extravagant appropriations of this Con
gress notwithstanding the condition of the
Treasury. Hcsaid that in 1691 the deficiency in
the revenues was $69,000,000; in 1S95.$12,0GU
000. and for tho present year it would not bo
Ices than $2."i.000,000. Tho surplus in tho
Treasury, he said, was the result of borrowing
money by issuing bonds, and bo insisted that
the alternative presented to meet the situation
was to increaf-o taxation or icduco expendi
tures. He .figured a grand total of liabilities
for ibis Hr-Esion of Congress of $605,000,000.
Mr. Pingley TMc, I.)at1rnittd that the direct
appropriations exceeded $500000,000, but over
$50,000,000 was to pay tbo interest on and re
duce tbc public debt.
Tuesday, April 28.
In the Senate, tho feature of tbo session was
Mr. Gorman's attack on tbo Naval appropria
Into his general discussion of the condition
of the country and the Treasury he introduced
occasional flings at the President and severe
criticism of the Secretary of the Navy.
Mr. Gorman took the position which tbc Re
publicans have heretofore assumed, jind de
clared there was no money -with which to pay
the cnortnons expenditures contemplated, and
made this tbc basis of his argument againtt the
apiropriitlions for new battleships and tbc
other increases in the Navy.
He criticised the President's approval of tbo
bill authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to
enlist in a time of emergency men to man ves
eels for the defense of the country, and to
authorize the Executive to press into the hcrr
icc of the country such vessels as might be
needed. 'J his Mr. Gorman regarded as a dem
onstration of desire upon the part of the Ad
ministration to abandon the Democratic idea
f keeping the Army and Navy upon as low a
footing as possible with duo regard for the
safety of the country.
Mr. Gorman also criticised the Republicans
for making what heconsidered lavish expendi
In thoHoDBo, under tliespccial order adopted
yesterday the voto on tho passage of the Pick
lenicuMon bill was taken iuiniodiately after
tbc reading of the journal.
The bill waB passed 287 to 54.
The Kcjiublicans and Populists voted solidly
for the measure, and tbo Democrats, "Willi six
exceptions, voted against it. Tbo bix Demo
crats were Fitzgerald (Mas?.), Sorg (Ohio),
Cumuui.gs (N. Y.), Walsh (N. y.j, Downing
(IHj.and Lay ton (Ohio).
An amendment to the first section, by Mr.
Hepburn, was adopted, as follows:
J'rovided further. That in ibo iidiitliifatralion or
tin? JVii-i.ii. JjurcHu nil 1hiv hlmll be construed
Hlmrslly in Hie interest of the claimant, mid in no
ca Hliutl the cliiimitut he rqtiiic.l to furnisti rt
nmiMire or jiroof Hint oxclmlcH all reasonable
doubt, but he MiuJI only be icquired to establish
Ilia claim by it fair piepundeinncc of proof.
Thursday, Amir. 30.
In tho Senate, tbo Naval appropriation bill
was taken up, tho pending question being on
the number of new battleships. Mr. White
(.Cnl., ).) hjioko of tho need of an adcouate
navy, but urged that this should uot exclude
the consideration of land defouscs. The Scua
toftBHid tbo United States had been "on tbo
fight" of late, but the result of a contest with
any great power was not open to much doubt
in view of our defenseless coaots.
Our Navy was not of itself sufficient protec
tion, for Great Jiritain had appropriated this
year foraWger number of ships than are in
our entire Navy. Our bbijis would have to bo
beached or destroyud in vafo of a gicat naval
rrar in order to Leep thoin from Jailing into
the hands of tbo enemy. As we bland, said
t,1 lH ultc,,y foolish for us to attempt to
challenge (seriously the power of any great
nation of the viorld.
Mr. Allen (Nob., P.) spoko of somo political
phases developed in the recent debate. Ij
U6cd to take tlicte debates seriously, bo saia,
but he had come to know that thoy were a
were play of politics betwet a tbc two old par
tics. The Vene.Holau scare had been started
to divert attention from the financial queuion,
Mr. Allou said, and all tbo jiuco speeches on
the Monroe Doctnno had gone for naught. It
waB alia political play for putty advantages.
Sir. Al-cn predicted that tho Republican party
would bo victorious at the next National elec
tion, and that the Democratic party would go
out of power for a tbitd of a century.
In the House, Mr. McCall '(Mas?., R.) from
the Committee on Elections No. 2, presentee
the reports in the coMt-stcd election cases of
Eadchli vf. WilUanih, fioni the Fifth M! -sis-B'pjii
District; Drown vs. Allun, from tbo First
Mississippi, and Newman vs. ijpeuror, from the
Seventh Mississippi, all in favor of tho sitting
members, who nro Democrats, and they were
adopted without division.
The bankiuptcy bill consumed tbo rest of
Fuiday, May 1.
a Iks Senate, there was a lively debate bc
su' Messrs. Tillman and Hill. T foimer,
while nominally speaking on an amendment
to the Naval appropriation bill, branched off
into a bitter attack upon tho Administration.
He denied tho right of tho President to issue
bonds for meeting current expenses. Thero
Tvas no allowing tho President to "hocus-pocus
and batnboozlo tho people by doing by indirec
tion what ho would not do by direction." Mr.
Tillman also controverted somo of tho poitits
of Mr. Jlill's recent speech in defending tbo
issue of bouds as a necessity.
Mr. Hill entered tho chamber and took -.
sent in front of Mr. Tillman. The latter wont
on to refer to Mr. Hill's designation of him
(Tillman) as a Topulist "one of tbo tailors of
"I deny the right of tho Senator from Now
X ork to catalog my politics," saul Air. J illman.
Mr. Hill roso to stato that ho had never
classed Mr. Tillman as a Populist. Ho had ro
fcrrcd to othcrr. ,
After criticising bond issues Mr. Tillman ex
claimed : " If you forco this thing much further
thero will bo a repudiation of bonds aud intorest
"And if yon can't have that," coolly sug
gested Mr. Hill, " I suppose you'll bavo blood
shed?" "Yes, and tho blood will bo on your hands,"
responded Mr. Tillman, his words ringing
through tho chamber.
"I tell you wo are desperate," Mr. Tillman
went on. " I have been through tbo West aud
1 know how tho pooplo feel."
Tho Senator drew a comparison between
Andrew Jackson and Grovor Clovcland. "Ono
was tbc man of tho people," besaid, " but Clovc
land stands as tbo tool of tbo classes."
"If Grover Clevclaud," he shouted with an
emphasis that fairly mado tbo chamber ring,
"ever goes before tbo pcoplo again, ho can
bear on his brow tbo eulogy of the Senator
from Ohio Mr. Sherman, who declared on
the floor of this Chamber that tho President
had simply dotio his duty. They aro linked
together. Grover Cleveland, John Sherman
and John Carlislo aro affinities. Tho question
is, will the people bo so damnably foolish as to
trust them again?"
" Perhaps you can bnmboozlo the people," ho
said, addressing Mr. Sherman; "tho fools are
not all dead yet, but they aro getting mighty
During this tirade Mr. Sberniau sat near by
Mr. Tillman next took tip Mr. Herbert, who,
said tho Senator, had been making a speech at
Cleveland to some bondowneis and coupon
clippers, and mado miming comments while
bo read the Secretary's speech.
Then, turning again to Mr. Hill. Mn Tillman
said: "And now, for tho benefit of tbo Senator
irom New York, whom 1 love, the Senator
whose motto is 'I am a Democrat," I will say,
' 1 am a Democrat, too' a Democrat after Jef
ferson and Jackson. He prates of 'sound
money;' I cry ' hard money.' Ho is a Demo
crat for National banks; I, for tho National
Mr. Hill, who bad beeii taking notes, took tbo
floor. Senators generally squared around to
listen to tho response of the New York Senator.
At the outset Mr. Hill characterized Mr. Till
man's speech as a " remarkable performance,"
and assured the Senator that he should uot go
into all tho questions raised by Mr. Tilunau,
but should confine himself to some of tbo
"gratuitous uncalled for and undignified ic
marks of his friend, who loved him.
" Tho Senator has denied here to-day that ho
was a Populist. Let me Fay to him that what
he has said leads on the straight ro:id to Popu
lism," or, after a pause, "to sumo.worse place."
As to .Mr. Tillman's statement that he (Hill)
no longer spoke for New York, ho admitted
smiliut'ly that that miht bo true. He recalled
the fact that previous to 1393 New 1 ork had
remained in tbo Democratic column for ei"lit
years. "IJut in 1892," said he, "State after
Stato instructed for Grover Cleveland and freo
silver over the protest of the rouular Democracy
of New York. You did not get fro silver." bo
added sarcastically, "hut you got Grover Cleve
land. "Are you satisfied?"
Mr. Hill went on to ihow that Mr. Tillman
and Mr. Sherman "occupy tho same platform "
as to greenbacks, adding that ho would leave it
to tho two Senators to fight it out between
Mr. Tillman again interrupted to remark:
"From your view Shci man is a better Demo
crat than Cleveland aud a better Democrat
than you aro yourself."-
"Then the Senator is defending tho Demo
cracy of Mr. Sherman," asked Air. Hill.
"That's about it," said Mr. Tillman.
"That is where I wanted to get you," re-"
spoudcu Air. Jiilh
In answer to Mr. n ill's interrogatory as to
wbatwould keep him iu the Democratic party,
Mr. Tillman said tersely :
"Sixteen to one. or but."
"Then yon will bust," retnrncd Mr. Hill,
contemptuously. "Tbo idea of a great politi
cal party being founded on one idea I"
"Tim Republican party, which governed 'this
country for 20 ycan," said Mr. Tillman, was
founded on the single idea of freclngi tho
In the course of another nsssace-at-arms
Mr. Tillman announced that tho peoplc'ncedod
a billion dollars. "We are going to have it,"
"A mero trifle," sneered Mr. Hill. " What
would you do with it?"
"IiuiW battleships and coast defenses," re
plied Mr. Tillman, "put tho tramp at work,
&et every wheel in motion, and make tbc coun
try as-ain prosperous and happy."
Mr. Gorman's amendment to tho Naval ap
priatiou bill reducing tbo number of battle
ships from four to two was adopted by the
YeH. KepublfcanH-UHkcr, Gnllinger, Nclison,
PetUuiew, J'titchnrd. Sherrnnn. Warren. Wifeou,
Hint "Wolcutt 3. Democrats V.ntf, J'.crrv BUi.cli
nrd. Chilton, Cpnrgc. Gorman. Hill, Jones (Atk.),
Alill-, Alitcheli (U'i-.). I'hco. J'tih, IJoneh.Turpie,
et, Vila-, "WiiHluill, mid White It. Populists
Allen. Kyle. IVffer. Hutler-4. Total. 31.
Nhj-m. JtepiihlicaiiB Bro-Mti. Chiiii'iii, Carter,
Clark, DavlH, F.ve, Oear. llawlcv, I,'id$:c, Me
Bride. MaiS!lnti. Manila. Mitchell (Ore.). Perking.
I'lHtt. Quay. Sewed. Slump. Squire. Teller 20.
Democrats Ilncou. HlRckhurn. Daniel, Faulkner.
Gibnoo. Irby C. I'opulisln Stewart 1. Total, ST.
In the House, tho unanimous report of tho
Committee on Elections No. 3, in tho contested
election caso of Joshua JSIIibon v. John AIc
Laurin, from tbo Sixth South Carolina Dis
trict, which confirmed the title of the silting
member to his seat, was presented and adopted.
Tho bankruptcy bill was then taken up for
amendment under tho fivc-tniuutc rule.
Saturday, May 2.
In the Senate, the Naval appropriation bill
was pabsed. A hrgo par of tho lime set apart
for general debate was devoted to political
questions foreign to tho immodiato subject.
This was participated in by Mr. Wolcott. wiio
complained of an exttavagauco in Govern
mental expenditure which would continue the
issuance of bonds; by M(r. Gorman, who ac
cused tho AdmiuiMratiou of an undue interest
in tho elections in Maryland last Fall, and
by Messrs Lodge, Hawley, and Vilas.
The bill, as it passed, is substantially as it
was reported from tho Committee on Appro
priations, except for the reduction of tho
battleships from four lo two. An amendment
was adopted providing for tho construction of
three of the torpedo-boats on tho Pacific Coast.
Tho Senate i cfused to decrease tho number of
new seamen authorized by ibo House bill. Mr.
Hill succeeded in securing an amendment
authorizing the detail of revenue cutters for
the protection of persons attending regattas.
In the House, tho Henderson bill was passed
to cbtuhliah h uniform system of bankruptcy
by a vole of 157 to 81. Thero wero but two
ame.jdments, one unimportant, tho other mak
ing tho nan-payment of a note for 30 days au
act of ban km nicy. Two substitutes for tho
bill, both eliminating the involuntary features,
were defeated. Tho bill ns passed is based
upon tho Torroy bankruptcy bill, which has
bee j urged boforo Congress for several years.
It provides for both voluntary and involuntary
bankruptcy. Under its terms thero are eight
acts for which a debtor can bo forced into
iuvolun ary bankruptcy.
Monday. May 4.
In the Senate, the Du Pont case was unex
pectedly brought forward to-day. on a motion
by Mr. Turpio (I..J., D.) to proceed with tbo
considen.tiou of tho case. On this be asked
for a yca-and-nay vote.
Mr. Mitchell proceeded lo stato that it was
surprising that this move should bo made to
take tho caso out of his hand?, when thero was
no disposition on tho Kcpublicau bido of tho
chamber to delay a voto. Ho had expected lo
go on with ibo Du Pont case as soon as Ibo
lttvcr aud Harbor bill was-cut of tho way.
Aftor further debate a conciliatory tono pre
vailed, and Mr. Gorman proposed that tbo Du
Pont caso bo taken up after tho Itiver and
Harbor bill was disposed of, tho final voto to
bs taken tho second day thereafter at 5 p. m
This was assented to by all concerned, and tho
Tho Bivor and Harbor bill was then taken
At 2 o'clock Mr. PotTer occasioned another
flurry. At that timo tho Bond resolntion was
laid beforo tho Senate as tbo unfinished busi
ness. It was supposed tho resolution would
give way. But Mr. Peffcr insisted on going
on, saying ho had yielded to thrco appropria
tion bills and would yield no longer.
Mr. Fryc, iu charge of tho River and Harbor
bill, finally moved to proceed with that bill.
Tho otTcctof this motion, if adopted, would
have been to displace tbo bond resolution, aud
practically to defeat it. Tho motion was de
feated 28 yeas, 3D nays
Mr. Hill spoko against tho bond resolution.
In tho Honso, Mr. Boutcllc (Mo., R,), Chair
man of tbo Committee on Naval AlTairs, moved
that tbo Houso non-concur in tho Senato
amendments to tbo Naval appropriation bill
and request a conference. Ho referred to tho
fact that when four battle-ships wero provided
for by tho Hcuso tho public mind had boon
"gre.tly inflamed and excited by wars and
rumors of wars." After moro strictures upon
tho Senate, Mr. Poutello was ruled out of order.
Gen. Ben Lo Fovre, ex-Representative, says
that all tho Executivo patrouago is being
worked hard to socuro a third term for Presi
Tho break to McKinloy in tho Now York
ranks has aheady begun.
Tho Hon. Franklin MacVcagh, 'the Demo
cratic candidate for United States Senator for
Illinois, at the last election, joins issues with
Gov. Altgeld, who reprcscuts tho freo coinago
faction. Mr. MacVcagh has issued an appeal
to tho Democratic party of Illinois. Ho says :
" That tho Democratic party of Illinois has been
playing with this fire, is tbo temporary effect
of a personal mistaken domination; and that
tbo majority of tho Democrats of Illinois aro
really for dishonest money, I do not for ono
moment believe. That tho Democrats of Chi
cago are for an honest dollar is already clear,
but I have no doubt that all tho Democrats
outside Chicago aro for honest money."
Tbo protocols of tho Copyright Congress
wero signed on Monday. They agrco to tho
principles of tho IJerno Convention of 1PSG, but
extend several provision" of the agreement. It
is expected tho United States will shortly join
the International Copyright Union.
Princess Beatrice, youngest daughter of
Queen Victoria and widow of Prince Henry of
Battcnbcrg, has been appointed Governor of
tho Isle of Wight, tho ollico previously held by
her husband. Seldom has such an appoint
ment been bestowed upon a lady.
Tho distress owing to the drought in tbo
northwest provinces of India is unexampled.
It is estimated that 200,000 persons aio em
ployed on relief work.
Porcival Lowell, of Boston, and Dr. T. J. Lee,
of the University of Chicago, both scientists of
renown, will study Mars and other astronomi
cal problems from a movable observatory to bo
erected on a lofty Mexican plateau near tho
City of Mexico, and it is expected by the
scientific -world that the expedition will bo tho
most important of tbc century.
A fierce battle at Carajicra, recontly, between
the Spanish forces, commanded by Gen. Suarez
Yuclati, aud tho Cubans, commanded by Gen.
Maeco. according to Spanish repot Is, resulted
in a decided victory for tho Government, Tho
insurgents wero behind a rude parapet, which
was attacked by tho Spanish, and after a hand-to-hand
conflict, taken. Tho Spanish claim to
have lost only 00 men, while the Cubans aro
said to have lost at least 200.
Col. Molina reports that whilo pursuing tbo
insurgent bauds of Lacrer, Tamayo and Van
quez ho captured a Cuban camp aiter a tight of
two hours, and inflicted :i considerable loss
upon lliu insurgents. uis ius3 waa thrco
killed aud four wounded.
The Committee on Eligibility of Members of
the Methodist Episcopal Conferenco at Cleve
land, O., decided iu favor of tho admission of.
women as lay delegates.
A dispatch from Havana says that the reports
of tho execution of members of the crew of tho
Competitor, an alleged filibuster, are untrue.
Admiral Navarro, who will conduct tho trial,
is ab&citr from Havana. Six men were killed
during tho engagement which resulted in tbo
capture of the vessel.
After thrco years' litigation over tho ostato
of the htto Senator Stanford, Mis Stanford lias
at hist been enabled to pay- the beqiuslof $2,.
500,000, which the Senator left to Lclaml Stan
ford, jr., University. Tho bonds transfened
to tho University draw iulerest at tho rate of
$10,000 a mouth.
Nazir-ed-Din, Shah of Persia, was shot and
killed by an assassin disguised as a woman
while entering tho shrine of Shah Abdul Azim,
about six miles from Teheran, tho Capital of
Persia, on Friday. Muzafer-ed-Din, second
mjh of tho Nazir-ed-Din, was proclaimed Shah.
It is now rumored that tho assassination was
tho result of a plot formed by Massoud Mirzia.
the eldest bon of the dead monarch, but an oil
Spring of a wifo of inferior rank, and conse
quently not heir to tho throne.
Tho Nicaraguai! rebels have surrendered un
conditionally to President Zelaya, and Friday
tho Government troops entered Leon, the
chief city of tho insurgents, with flyiug colors.
Tho higher rebel oflicials bavo fled to save
In tho c.i5o of Dr. Cornelius Herz, tho
Panama lobbyiEt. extradition to Franco ha-J
heon refused by tho British Government,
Herz is dying at his homo at Uouruemouth.
Tho United States Treasurer last week
mailed 3,433 checks, aggregating $1,522,350,
i:i p.iyrneutof interest due on registered United
States five per cents of 1901 aud four per cents
When a man owns a blooded horse he is
always careful of its health. He looks after
its diet and is particular that the feeding
shall be regular and right. While lie is
doing this it is likely as not that he is him
self suffering from some disease or disorder
that if left to itself will go on and on till it
When the trouble gets so bad that he can
not work, he will begin to give himself the
care he gave th horse at the start. The
time to cure a disease is at the beginning'
and belter than all is to so watch your
health that disease will never come. Good,
pure, rich, red blood is the best insurance
against disease of any kind. Almost all
diseases conic from impure or impoverished
blood. Keep the blood pure and strong;
and disease can find no foothold.
That is the principle on which Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery works.
It cleanses, purifies and enriches the blood;
it puts and keeps the whole body in perfect
order. Makes appetite good, digestion
6trong, assimilation perfect. It brings rud
dy, virile health.
"I got a cancer on tny tongue and had it cut
out. I consulted fifteen different physicians
without deriving any benefit. At last I turned
to Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, t
persisted in its use aud my health is better Ihan
ever before. Formerly every accidental wound
I received began lo fester, would not heal ; now,
such lacerations heal themselves."
ri S Iuman, McPbcrson C
McPbcrson Co.. KoJh
foam tHfe&fc&v v-n
Tbo Rov. Alberto Diaz, who was expelled
from Cuba by Weyler.-tolls-ippalling stories of
tho atrocities committed bjtho Spaniards in
tbo last two woeks in tbo' rural districts of
San Miguel, Del Pardron..and 31 in as. Mr.
Diaz says Col. Fondovillo has had moro than I
100 persons butchered .and then reported them
to tho outside' world.as havlliK 'bcbukillcd in.
battle Among thoso killed ftvero children 12;
and 14 years of age. Somo o'ftbo victims wero
compolled to dig their own graves boforo boing '
It is roportcd from Madrid that Captain
Gonernl Woyler is -embarrassing tho plans of
tho Cabinet for granting Cubau reforms by
talking iu opposition to them.
Tho Matabele still surround Bnlnwayo by
thousands, but thoy aro taking no aggressive
action, and appear undecided what to do.
Tho exhibition in celebration of tho millen
nial of Hungary was opened in Budapest on
Saturday by .btnperor l'raucis Josoph.
Tho Italians havo occupied n fresh position
in Abyssinia, supposed to bo Doucole, thrco
miles north of Adigrat. Tho Tigrines mado
but slight resistance.
China will seek n revision of tbo treaties by
which tho treaty porta of that country woro
thrown open to trado. An incrcaso of import
duties is desired.
Tho Canadian Indians in tho Alaskn district
nro preparing to go on tho warpath. The uoCTS
reached Victoria by the steamer Sitka.
By tho explosion of a tank of gasolino in
Cincinnati Monday night six pcoplo woro
killed aud IS moro or less seriously injured.
Thoro is ronowed activity among tbo insur
gents in tho Provinco of Puerto Principo, and
tho forces under Garcia, Mayin, Uabi, Capoto
and other scattered bauds of Cubans nro report
ed to bavo effected a junction. An aggrcssivo
movement is likely to follow.
Tho trial of Scott Jackson at Newport, Ky.,
on tbo charge of murdering Pearl Bryan, still
continues, and is dovcloping moro sensational
features each day. William Trusty, who testi
fied to bringing tho body from Cincinnati to
Newport, is said to bavo offered to help tbo dc
fcuso for a consideration.
Baron Clemens von Kelteler, Secrotaryof tho
German Embassy at Washington, is reported in
a dispatch from Berlin to havo been appointed
Miuister to Mexico.
Gen. J. S. Clarkson has not given up hopo
for Senator Allison. Ho was in Washington
last week in consultation with Sonator Quay
and others, and in response to an inquiry as
to whether McKinlcy had votes enough to bo
nominated by acclamation, said:
" He has not nearly a majority yot, nor will
he, in my judgment, enter tho convention
with a majoiity. Indeed, he will bo shorter
of a majority on tho first ballot at St. Lotii3
than Maine was in tho-omotiohal year of '70,
Grant in '80, or Sherman in '88, when tbo
latter, in a field of 14 candidates voted for on
the first ballot, had 320 votes. Ho will not be
nominated by acclamation, becauso I can say
positively tbnt Allison, Quay, and Morton will
remain iu tho contest, and so, surely, will
Beed, and, I judge, so will Bradley and Cullom.
The States of tho first four named gentlemen
bavo instructed their delegates to go to St.
Louis to present these gentlemen's names to
the National Convention, and there is no doubt
that this will bo done. Allison has not tho
least idea of withdrawing, nor Iowa any idea
of giving up the fight. I hclievo this is true
of the other candidates and tlioir States. Mc
Kinley will fall from 80 o 100 votes ehort of
enough to.uominate at tbe( start, and tho field
will represent from 525 to 550 votes. By tho
Held I mean Allison, Itc'ed, Quay, Bradley,
Morton, and Cullom, already suggested, and
such other available men as Harrison, Lincoln,
Foraker, Hubarr, Davis, .and Gen. Tracey, of
New York, and others who might fitly be men
tioned. For our party is a's rich in its capablo
riservc of available candidates, as it is strong
in the candidates offered No man lit to bo
President, on receiving tho call of his party,
could or would resist tho duty to accept tbo
nomination for President.''
Gen. Clarkson gives tho following as his
figures up to date:
i - :? .- i
. r 7 r a
STATES. f g S -3
S c - v
-t r c -.
.; .i c o
4 "5 - rt E-. O 'A
A lii liit titn - .
Arkansas K 10
Cilifomli' If - is
Connecticut 12 'l
I 'Cl4iv fi rO u ( Q
i1 1 oritn o
C'Oro.. . u 1) D .,,..
J 1 Ji 11 o " (J
i IJIltOI" 9( 3' JL M( (j
IikIi.iiki CI' K 10 4
J O vii. . i ,,,,.
1 V?l I tHIl " Jl) MI(H J
Kvnuirky 26 7 jf
!.otiiIiuin 1C 2 11
Mhjiic li !
Mnrylaml 10 I 1:
Jhi.iMiclnisettrt !5 yo .
Mlclilunn ... '2 Jfc jo
Minnesott U 1 4
Mi-"-outi ,.. 3i 20 10
Moiilnnu -.. t nn ...... Q
Xolimikii..... lfi 1C
IO IIHII .......... ..... . ............... " ...... ...... ...... Q
New lluniiisliire .... h ...........
Now Jersey - 21 a in
iCow "t lr 7l 2 Ch 2
NKlli CiiroliiMi V 4 ...... 10
North D.dc ola i fi
vJiiio,. ..... 41 iu - G
0KOH b g
J'ouiiMyVvniiiii Cl 4 CO
Uliotlc Il(iiil 4 ,
.South Carolina lb Jb
Kr. nth D.ilcoln fc f-
Tonnosieo 24 10 it
CXilK ..... w 0 U0 L7
Vermont 8 S
Viriniii 1M j ip
Wushrngtoii a a
Vet VirgiiiiM 12 2 2 8
WJicoiuiiii "4 24 ..
District of Columbia 1 2
iZ(lllil a aa.. aaaaaaaaaaaaaa I . 0
New iWexicn 0 1 fi
Oiciulioinn I 5
HM !" aaaaaaa ( J
Indian Teintory 2 2
'Wyoming M.. C 0
Totals Jle tja 4W 81 ISC
Gen. Grosvcnor's weekly bulletin of McKin
Jcy'rf btrcngih is as follows:
Alnb.'imu is Now Mexico 4
Aiizona G New Yuri:
ArlcuniiiH id Ohio 40
Coiuii'L'ticui 0 OUbiliomn 4
KIril M Orrfxon 8
.'orni.i K! I'ciuinylvniiiii 4
IllinoN 20 South Oioolinu 17
''li'i SO Souili Dnkolu... 8
Imliuii Territory 'I TuxrtH y
"vims;!" L'o YiiKini: ;i
Kentucky 11 Wenl.VirKiuiii 4
Ltititsintm jo Wisconsin 21
Miaylainl y Utah 1
MictiiKim Ja Tcnncn;c 21
Miiiut'xntn 18 North'Carollmi 4
Mi--i3-lril 18 Nurlli Dakota 6
Ml"iiirl 18 Vermont 8
Nfbinnkii 10 I
New Jeracy JO Total 495
Senator Quay advises tho, anti-MTcKinley
men to keen cool, fij;Iit strictly on thodofensive,
ami b-rracly for any ojiportunity that turns
up. Lots of things may huppqn beforo tbelGth
Ex-Scrrctary John W. ,Foslor thinks that
Indiana is overwhelmingly fur McKinlcy.
Tom Piatt claims that G9 votes in tho South
claimed for McKinlcy will ho thrown out of
the Convention, and that 120 Ohio delegates aro
ready to bolt .McKinlcy.
Tho gold men nro growing' hopoful of con
trolling tho Democratic Convention at Chicago.
A week ago it sccrucd as if; tho Bilvor men
would carry it with a whoopla-; hut tho action
of tho Michigan Democratsmi: turning down
silver bus encouraged tho goldjinen, who now
claim that they havo certain U92 dolegates out
of tho total of 0 8, whilo the silver tucu havo
only U39, leaving 153 doubtful.
Senator Proctor returned to Washington last
week, and puvo au interested public tho expla
nation of tho uuoxpucted result in Vermont.
Ho said that ho had not tried to inllueuco tbo
Vermont pcoplo iu the matter. That would
havo been useless, for tho pcoplo of bis Stato
bavo a habit of doing their own thiifking.
When bo went homo to attend tho Convention
ho was surnrisod to find such an overwhclinin
sentiment in favor of McKinlcy. "It
tidal wavo, ground swell, cyclone, avnlnncho."
This was mainly becauso McKinloy stands un
equivocally for hijjh protection.
At tho Illinois .Republican Convention, April
30, Capt. John It. Tannor was uominatcd for
Governor, and resolutions instructing tho dol-
' CURED OF
'Caflo-F Shepank a Member of
' 4bouLOflce More.
AN Case of "Weighty Interest to
Complaints, for the-Patient f as Cured by ""Feeding"
tho Nerves. This is a New Term in Medicine.
rom the Nctes,
Ono of llio best-known men ahont tho In
diaunpolis Board of Trade is Carlos F. Sbep
ard, -who for several years lias been con
nected with the house of IT. E. Kinney, grain
broker. Mr. Shcpard 13 a bluff, hearty old
gentleman of medium height, gray-headed
and with a mustache like a French veteran.
He is a man of very decided views on all
subjects and is especially orthodox in poli
tics and medicine. Notwithstanding h3
firmness in his convictions and tho vigor
with which he maintains them he is a man
of many friends, for manly men, even though
sometimes obstinate in their opinions, have
the force of character that win admiration
So a few months ago when the new3 came
to his old associates on the Board of Trade
that Mr. Sbepard had received a stroke of
paralysis aud that tho probabilities "were
that his days of usefulness wero over, and
that, perhaps, his hours were numbered, the
deepest sympathy went out to the smitten
man and his family. t seemed to all I113
friends almost impossible that this rugged
old man, always so wholesomely hearty and
cheerful, always a picture of health, for
HIS CHEEKS WERE LIKE THE EOSE IN
could have been bo suddenly laid low. Bnt
it was true, and many weeks passed before
his -well-known form and kindly face re
turned to his former business haunts. His
re-appearance was made the occasion of a
hearty welcome aud the story of his illness
and recovery is well worth the telling.
"I was taken sick," said Mr. Shepard,
'' on the 17th of August, 1805. As I bad all
along been of the opinion that I was made of
iron, you may well believe that it was hard
for me to entertain the thought that I was to
he laid up for more than a day or two. I
am 58 years old, and for 40 years up to the
time of this attack I had not had a day's
sickne.cs. The doctors who had diagncted
my caso saw at once that it was somethiug
seriou?. They at first stu that it was lum
bago, then sciattc rheumatism. They finally
came to the conclusion they did not know
what was the matter with me. I experi
enctd no pain, my head was clear, my ap
petite good, but I lost the nae of myself
from my hips down. This was a hard stroke
to an active man who has always had au
ensy-oing pair of leg0. My brother-in-law,
who is a pbybician, came from a neighboring
city to see me. Ho pronounced my afflic
tion to be locomotor ataxia. I am of the
opinion that he diagnosed the case correclly,
for 1 -was absolutely paralyzed from the hips
"Before he came, however, a day or so be
fore I had begnn taking Dr. "Williams' Pink
Pills for Pale People. That was on the 20th
day of last October. I rend an article in the
Indianapolis Ncica and. saw testimonials de
scribing cases cured that were similar to
mine. Jt struck me that the remedy conld
not do mo any harm and I began to take the
"Before I began taking them, I conld not
stir a peg, but had to be carried from place
to place. I had not got far into the first box
when I felt that deliverance from my en
forced inaction had come. Before I fiuished
the second box I was able to walk alone
with the aid of a cane. About home I do
not use a cane now, but when I come out ou
cgatcs to vote for McKinloy wcro carried in
spito of tho uioststreuuotis cil'orts of the friends
of Cullom to proveut this and securo instruc
tions for that "favorite son of Illinois." Tho
test voto showed 32 for McKinlcy to 503 for
The rcsultof the election in Louisiana seemed
for somo days to threaten civil war, hut tbo
excitement hasat iastcalmod down, and Foster,
the regular Democratic candidate, will bo
allowed to tako tbo scat, though much bitter
feeliug still continues.
A Free Silver Convontion at Lcxinpton, Ky.,
last Monday put Senator J. . C Ulnckburn iu
nomination for tbo Presidency.
Indications favor the idea that all tho
"favorite Boris" aro to bo dropped and tho
nnli-McKiiiley forces uuito on Harrison.
Tho Michigan Freo Silver Democrats aro
yelling vigorously about the means which wero
employed lo turn tbetu down.
Col. John C. Now, of Indiana, is sorely puz
zled as to whether a bettor timo than this will
present itself for climbing into tho McKinloy
Irrigation In Dakota
Ts causing that much-maligned section of tho
Western country to blossom liko tho rose.
Quoting from a published articlo on tho sub
ject, it is stated that "Men who aro accus
tomed to farming in non-irrigated districts nro
slow to hclievo tho reports of onormous yields
of all kinds of farm products in thoso sections
of the country whero irrigation is practiced.
An irrigatod 40 aero farm produces greater and
better results than a 010 aero fnrm cultivated
in tho ordinary way. In a fow weeks wo hopo
to bo ablo to publish various items from dif
ferent individuals giving their personal expe
rience in irrigation farming.
In tbo meautinio send for a freo copy of an
illustrated pamphlet in reference to Irriga
tion iu Dakota, published by tho Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul Il'y Co. Address Johu II.
Pott, Williauisport, Pa.
M I - Mil. ...I
Syracuse, 1?. Y., promises to become the
bicycle manufacturing center of the United
1YOKK Off THE
Certificates Issued Darlnj tho
"3 Acl Juno 27 To'mNmuo,
3- . 1300. with- cSaj,,a
Ca c j -' J890.
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Armylnvnlhl "6 -"' - -' " '. 531
Army InridiU, net June W, 1830. 335 115 01. 21 60S 53 33 12 1'2 421 357
Army WitloWt etc. 17 4 1 2 Ott
Army Widow, etc., act June 27. 1800. 190 4 4 207 9 2 1 6 210 15
Navy Invalid, net Juno 37. 1890 40 9 6 1 50 2 2 2 ..... 41 18
I"HHvy Viilow, uic.M. ............... ...... ......... ...... ......
Navy Widow, act Juno 27, 1STO 0 0 2 1 jn
Army ai tirdc.... . ...... .... . ..... ...... .. .
ijj2 ourvtvor. ........ ............. ......... ......... ....... ......... ...... .. ...... ........
iyl2 t idow. ... ... ..... ... ...... ...... .........
Qjd vv nr in viiHi.. .................. ............ ......... ......... ......... ...... x ...... x
Old iVur V lilo w.. ........ .. .... ... ...... ...... .. ..,..
I;id'"!l nra 'fi'-'or .......'...,.,,,,...,, 5 5
Judlnu Wars Widow. V. .'. 10 10
Mexican War Survivor 3 3 C 12 ""-
Mexican War Widow 8 8
Act Juue 27, 18W, with other claims. 101 74 25 31 237
Total 816 400 74 63 232 39 1711 CO 3S 15 US OS". 330
the Indianapolis Board of Trade, Is
Anyone Suffering "With Nervous
the fclippery pavements I feel that I need a
little snpport'to" make my footing snre.
"I am still nsing Williams' Pink Pilb,
bnt I have reduced the do3c to one after
each meal. It seems that I have been able
to throw some discredit on the predictions of
my doctors, thanks to the pills. They said I
could never walk again, but here I am, and
I think the credit mnst be given to the pills.
It is said the pills arestimulating,butlcan
not say that they give me any sensations that
I am aware of. They merely cure and that
is quite enough for me.
"Since I have been ont I have been a
walking advertisement for Williams' Pink
Pills. I suppose I have recommended them
to ai least a hundred persons. What! You
want v " print all this ? Why, my dear sir,
I never g..ve a recommendation to any pro
prietary medicine before in my life. Per
haps it may not be a bad thing to do this
time if it will help any snfl'erer to regain
health and bodily activity."
Carlos F. Shepard has been a resident of
Indianapolis for over twenty years. Helives
at No. 7-20 Eajt Ohio Street. He has always
been an active, enterprising man, and his
mauy friends will rejoice that he has liter
ally been put upon his feet again. He is
not only well-known locally, bnt to grain
shippers all over Indiana aud Illinois.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for PnlePeople are
an unfailing remedy for all diseases arising
from a poor and watery condition of the blood,
such as pale and sallow complexion, general
muscular weakness, loss of appetite, depres
sion of spirit?, lack of ambition, anaemia,
chlorosis or green sickness, palpitation of the
heart, shortness of breath on slight exertion,
coldness of hands or fctt, swelling of the
feet and limb9, 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, lencorrhcoa,
tardy or irregular periods, suppression of
menses, hysteria, paralysis, locomotoratasia,
rheumatism, sciatica, all diseases depending
on vitiated humors in the blood, causing
Ecrofttla, swelled glands, fever antes, rickets,
hip-joint diseases, hunchback, acquired de
formities, decayed bones, chronic erysipelas,
catarrh, consumption of the bowels and
lungs, and also for invigorating the blood
arid system when broken down by overwork,
worry, disease, excesses and indiscretions of
Jiving,.recovery fromacnte diseases, such as
fevers, etc., loss of vital powers, sperma
torrhoea, early decay, premature old age.
These pills are not a purgative medicine.
They contain nothing that could injure the
most delicate system. They act directly on
the blood, supplying to the blood its life-giving
qualities by nsaistinj; it to absorb oxy
gen, that great supporter of all organic- life.
Tn this -way the blood, becoming" built up"
and being supplied with it3lackjng constitu
ents, becomes rich and red, nonnshes the
various organs, stimulating them to activity
in the performance of their functions, aud
thus to eliminate diseases from the system.
These pills are manufactured by the Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company, Schenectady,
N. Y., and are sold only in boxes bearing the
firm's trade-mark and wrapper, at 50 cents
a box, cr s'x boxes for- 52.50, and are never
sold in bulk. They may be had of all drug
gists or direct by mail from Dr. Williams'
Medicine Company. The price at which
these pills are sold make3 a course of treat
ment inexpensive as compared with other
No bird of prey has the gift of song.
Female frog3 havo no voice; only the
males cau sing.
"Whales are never found in the Gnlf
The smallest humming bird weighs 20
There are more muscles in the tail of a rat
than in a human hand.
A Turkish turban of tho largest size con- I
mins irom iv to 'M yards of the finest and
To be perfectly proportioned it is claimed
that a monshonld weigh 23 pounds to every
foot of his Light
The deepest well on onr Atlantic Coast is
said to be that at thesilk works near North
ampton, Mass.; depth, 3,700 feet.
D. O. Mills, of New Tosk, intends to erect
on the site of some of the worst slums in
that city two colossal hotels, specially de
signed for the accommodation of the poorer
classes. Rooms will cost 20 cents a night.
A "Walkerville (Mont.) woman cleaned up
Sri worm ot gom irom tho craws of three
chickens a few days ago. She is undecided
whether to kill the rest of her ilock or to
try ni.d find out where they scratch up the
George Eliot's only memorial at Nnnea
ton, her native place, is a steam fire-engino
named after her. Her admirers, who do not
like the association with a fire extinguisher,
wish to substitute a free public library in
Roentgen's rays have made their first ap
pearance in court. Miss irlntfys Folhotfc,
an actress, bronght suit against the Notting
ham Theater for injuries received iu falling
down stairs from her dressing-room. At
the trial she put in pictures of her injured
foot, and of the other one, taken by tho X
rays, and got her verdict-
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