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THE .NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON ft1 OK THURSDAY, MAY .23, 1896;
Infract of the More Important Pro
ceedings of Both Houses.
Tucsday, May 12.
Tn tho Senate, the River and Harbor bill was
vdlscusaed. Mr. Gorman urged an amendment
"by which futuroTontract expenditures under
the bill would bo limited to $10,000,000 annu
ally. Tho bill appropriated an sgf;rej;ate, in
cluding contracts, of $84,211,000. Congress hud
already appropriated $3,534,000 for contract
work, and besides this $4,000,000 was to bo pro
vided for contractu already authorized. Here
tofore the expenditures for rivers and harbors
Jind never exceeded $20,000,000 annually. Tho
nnicndmont vould prevent an unusual drain
on tho Treasury during the coming two years.
Jn tho House, the principal business was dis
cussion of tho contested election case of Itcina
kcr vs. Downing, Sixteenth Illinois District.
Wednesday, May 13.
In the Senate, the River and Harbor bill was
considered. Tho ponding question was Mr.
Gorman's amendment. This Mr. Vest opposed,
,dccl:irinj; that it would permit tho Secietary
of War to nullify the Rivor and Harbor bill,
and to substitute his opinion in lieu of that of
Congress. He did not bolievo thcro could bo
i .partisan in the chamber who would Rive such
autocratic power to a Cabinet ofliccr.
Mr. Gorman insisted that this was not an
abdication of power. Tho Secretary of War
had always controlled the amounts of an ap
propiialion that could bo profitably spont.
This was merely a limitation of tho power of
tho Socrctary of War, so that no moro than
$10,000,000 would bo spent annually on con
tracts. -It was a needful provision, 6aid Mr.
Gorman, in view of the fact that "this is tho
ilrst time in the history of (he Government
that we have gono into the wholesale business
of authorizing contracts."
The amendment was finally tabled.
Tho bill was then passed yeas, 57; nays 0.
Those who voted in tho ncgntivo were: Hate,
of Tennessee; Cliilt'iu, of Texas; Harris, of
Tennessee; Hill, of New Yoik; Smith, of New
Jersey; and Vilas, of Wisconsin, Democrats;
JJrown, of Utah. Republican; -and Allen, of
2cbrask3, and lvvlc, of South Dakota, Popu--lists.
In the House, tho Roinakor-Downing con
"tested election case was resumed.
2Ir. Moody (Mass., 11.), in chargo of tho mi
nority Bido of the contest, having failed to
effect an agreement as to a vote, gave notice of
his purpose to demand the previous question.
After Mr. Moody had demanded the previous
question, Mr. Hopkins said that many mem
bers had loft the hall, supposing n voto would
not betaken to-night, and ho thcrcforo inter
posed a motion to adjourn. This furnished
'tho first tcbt of strength. On a rising voto tho
motion was defeated. Mr. Hopkins then de
manded, the yeas and nays, which resulted
.-yca, 96; nays. 139.
The previous question was then ordered.
Mr. Hopkins interposed another motion to
.adjourn, which the Speaker ruled to bo in
order. The motion was lost. Itefoio tho vote
vob .announced Mr. Hopkins demanded a re-
"'Tho Chair refuses it," said tho Speaker,
sharply, amid n buret of applause.
"1 would like to knpw upon what ground,"
exclaimed Mr. Hopkins, hotly. I demand a
Tccapitulation a a right, not as a courtesy."
"'And the Chair refuses it again," 6aicl the
Tho filibusters, having exhausted every ex
pedient, wcro then obliged to allow tho vote to
'no UtKen on the Euhstituto for tho majority
TesolutioiiB in favor of seating Rcinaker. Tho
.substitute committed the case to the Commit
teo on Election, with instructions to recount
rthe vote in dispute and take 6uch other action
as might be deemed necessary. The substitute
"was agreed to. The resolution as amended
was then adopted. Tho Speaker counted 33
present and not voting to make up the quo
.rum. Mr. Hopkins carried his obstructive
tactics to tho lat ditch, and made the poiut of
mo quorum on the formal motion to lay on the
Sable the motion to roconsidcr, which, on a
rising vote, resulted 329 to 4. Tbo Speaker,
ibonover. amid great applause, counted tho
2Jous mid announced 180 members present.
"1 challenge the count of tho Speaker!"
ahouted Mr. Hopkins, "and ask for tclleisi"
"The Chair disregards tho challenge," said
,lhe Speaker, aud tho House adjourned.
Tiiuksday, May 14.
In tho Senate, Mr. Gibson (Mil., D.) ad
dressed tho Semite in opposition to the bill
.restricting immigration. He urged that there
was no reason lo turn back tho immigrant
tfrom our shores bo long as there wcro mount
ins to tunnel, rivers to bridge, and virgin
'.country to develop. Tho present foreign nonu
aation reached 9,000.000, or about oncin'nino
tor the entire population. The United States
'could accommodate hundreds of millions of
,-people ithout crowding. Many of the States
with scant population would lo glad to wel
coiuo the foreigner, either with education o
liliiteratc, if he only works. Tho most popu
lous States are the moht prosperotiF, paid the
Ifcenator, and they owed their prosperity largely
tto the great benefits resulting from immigra
tion. 31 r. Gibson paid that the power behind this
jinti-immigrutiou bill was "the American Pro
tective Association, a tecrct, oath-bound, red
'leltered. left-handed, dark-lantcru organiza
tion." The bill had for its reul unt-nnso KniA
:thc Senator, hostility to the Catholic Church,
a purpose of envy, hatred, and malice. It was
rthe oUtipnug of a brood of mischief-maker.
Sixty peiiMon bills wero passed clearing
the calendar of all pennon bills except the ono
sxecommended to past over a veto. Among the
'bills pushed weic tboo pensioning the widow
of lirig.-Gen. John Hough at 50 por month,
tthe daughter of (Jen. Phil Kearnv at $25, and
itbe widow of Rear-Admiral Queen at 75.
Fin the House, 58 pension bills wore passed.
.Among tho other bills favorably acted upon
were those to pension at $30 a month Mrs.
Julio A. Jamieson, the widow of the late Gen.
.Jtiiaieson, who, after a fcliort but brilliant
tcareer, was the fiifct general oflleer from Maino
to die in the service; the widow of Gen. John
Kcttton, who had a distinguished career in tho
Army, and who, as ono of tbo Engineers of tho
Amiy, superintended the blcwing-upof Hell
Gate, at the ralo of $75 per mouth ; the widow
or Bievet Bng.Geii. K!y S. Parker at $30 per
.month; Rhoda A. Thompson, the daughtor of
m private in tho Revolutionary war, at $12
per month; tho widow of tho late Col. Garrick
dialler', U. S. A., at $50 per month ; the widow
of lho Jato United States Senator Geoigo
"L. Spencer, of Alabama, $T0; ox-Cougrcss-
iinan Robert Smalls, of South Caroliua, pilot,
TJ. S. N., at $30. and the widow of the late
Gen. O. M. Poc at $50 a month.
Fiuiuy, May 15.
In itho Senate, by a voto of 31 to 30 it was de
cided that Henry A. Du Pont was not ontitled
to a petit as a Senator from the State of Dela
ware. Mr. Piatt aud Mr. Vilas talked through
out the afternoon on tbo cr.se. 'J he first vote
was taken on tho minority amendment to tho
reMilution reported i.y the Elections Committee.
This amendment declared that Mr. Du Pont
whs not entitled to his seat. The roll-call was
''olloncd with mtonso interest.
In tho House, the day was mostly devoted to
.passing the private pousion bills which wero
favorably noted upon during tho two special
days given to their consideration. Mr. Krd
mau (Pa., D.) and Mr. Talbcrt (S. C. I).) threw
ifiuch obstacles in tbo way of tho bills as they
could. Thirty-four wore held up because they
.were not engrossed, but 100 wero passed, leav
ing about CO yet unacted upon.
Jit the evening tho entire session was spent
in a lutilo elloit to obtain quotum, which
wag made necessary on a poiut of order raised
by Mr. Talbcrt (S. C.) at tho beginning of tho
scsion. Mr. Talbcrt firht asked for unanimous
xotiEcut to proceed with the consideration of
peufiou bills only, and that all bills relating to
desertion or for the correction of military rec
ords go to the foot of the Calendar.
Objection was made. Thcro wero successive
divisions, and at last a call of tho House was
ordered, which resulted in showing tho pres
ence of 100 incnibcrF, 12 fewer than a quorum.
Mr. Picklcr then moved that the Sorgeant-.ct-Atms
bo directed to arrest and bring absent
-wembcra to the bar of the House. TIiIb was
followed by alternating motions to suspend the
.proceedings, under the call, and to adjourn.
.After ranch parliamentary sparring tho call.
wan proceeded wuu.
Tlio call resulted 25 to 150, but the result
was retched Just ns tho hauds of the cjock
pointed to 10:30, so that tho announcement of
the refusal to adjourn wns followed immediately
by nn arbitrary adjournment on account of tho
expiration of tho time.
Saturday, May 16.
In tho Senate, the Cuban question wns re
vived by Mr. Morgan (Ala.), who reported tho
original resolutions and spoke in favor of fur
ther and moro decisive action toward tbo rec
ognition of the Cubans as belligerents. At
tlio closo of Mr. Morgan's speech tho Senate
adopted, without division, the resolutions in
troduced by him directing the Committeo on
"Foreign Relations to inquire into and report
"on tho ticaty relations botweon tho United
States and Spaiu relating to tho Americans
now under condemnation at Havana also, re
questing the President for tho recent diplo
matic correspondence with Spain on this sub
ject. Tho resolutions have no referenco to tho
recognition of belligerency, although they
served Mr. Morgan as a toxt for his speech on
Monday, May 18.
In tho Senate, tho proposed inquiry info
alleged election irregularities in Alabama
came up on a request by Mr. Allen (Neb., P.)
for unanimous consent to proceed to tho imme
diate consideration of tho subject. Sir. Allen
said that, in order to iclievo tho presiding
ofliccr, Vice-President Stevenson, from ruling
on-the-question of privilege, he would move to
take up tho icsolutloti. This precipitated an
unexpected vote. Tho motion was defeated
yeas, G; nays, 4.1.
In tho House, routiuo matters occupied tho
EQUALITY TO ALL.
Special Pension T.t'Klslntinii vs. General Pen
sion Lairs to Trent All Alike.
In a recent debate in tho National nouso
of Representatives Congressman Elijah A.
Morse, of Massachusetts, expressed himself as
follows on this important subject:
Congressman Morse said:
Mr. Chairman, I desiro to detain tho Com
mitteo only a single momcut, and in that
moment I wish to say that I have a good
opinion of tho Chairman of tho Committeo
on Iti valid Pensions. I bcliovo ho is a just
and patriotic man. I believe ho has stood
upon this floor for the old soldier in tho
four Congiesscs of which I have been a mem
ber in season aud out of season, and that no
man loves the old soldier better, or will do
moro for him than that gentleman. And I
also want to say, Mr. Chairman, that he has
undertaken, aud is endeavoring to carry out,
an impossible task. I bclievo that this whole
business is wrong. I believe that this wholo
class of legislation should bo covered by gen
eral legislation, and for that reason, during tho
four terms that I have beon in Congress, I have
scarcely introduced a bill of this character.
Xow, tell mo what justice there is in giving
a soldier or a soldier's widow $30, $40, $50, or
$75 a month, when beside him or her, in
tho next house, lives n soldier or a soldier's
widow, equally, and perhaps more deserving,
who is only receiving $d, $10, or $12? I say
that this wholo business is wrong. The ten
dency is to make tho great mass of the pen
sioners of tbo country dissatisfied with tho pen
sion they aic receiving, and members of Con
gress, instead of presenting these special cases
for legislation winch aro downright favoritism
and injustice, should abolish this system aud
discourgc this clapsof legislation. Now, some
body says that there aro a class of cases that
cannot bo reached by general law. Tiiero may
be, aud thcro are a few such cases, but 1 hope
to live to see the timo when theso cases will bo
decided by some commission, court, or tribunal,
and when this outrageous class legislation nnd
favoritism will be taken away from tho Con
gress of the United States. Applause.
Mr. Miles. I desiro to ask tho gentleman a
question, if ho will yield.
Mr. Morse. Certainly.
Mr. Miles. Were you in favor of granting a
pension to tho widow of Gen. Cogswell at $75 a
Mr. Morse. I will ERy in answer to tho gen
tleman that since that policy bad met with
approval here, as she was a Massachusetts
woman, I had no hesitation in voting that
pensou to her.
Mr. Miles. I thank tho gentleman for his
Mr. Morse. I want to say that if thcro ever
was a soldier in the Union army, a bravo man,
a patriotic man, whoso widow deserved a pen
sion, that womn is tho widow of my colleague
Gen. William Cogswell, of Massachusetts.
Deputy D. I. Murphy Promoted to tho
lilglicot Olllcc in the I'enslon lJiircuu.
Two changes of importance took place in tho
Pension Ofllco last weefc. Commissioner Loch
rcn being appointed United States District
Judgo xf Minnesota, vico 1L IL Kelson, re
signed. First Deputy-Coniniitsionor Dominic
J. Murpby succeeded him, and was in turn
succeeded as Deputy by Napoleon .7. T. Dunn.
It has been the intention of tho President to
appoint Mr. Lochren to tho Judgeship. Lead
ing lawyers in Minnesota have petitioned for
his appoiiitmcut as Judge. Judgo Nelson is 73
years old, and asked for retirement.
Mr. Murphy had no idoa that ho was to bo
elevated to the position of Commissioner. Ho
will bo 49 years old this mouth, nnd fully 25
ycais of his lifo have beon spent cither in the
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D. I. Mup.piiy.
Pension Office or in the practice of pension law.
Ho cntuo to Washington in 1S7I, and after
Civil Service examination was made Examiner
in tho Pension Oflice. Heing examined in
1371 for a SI, GOO place, he passed second out of
a list of 74, and was piomotcd to $1,600 by
Sectotary Kirk wood. When Congress passed
tho law creating 45 Principal Examiners, ho
passed the examination at the head of the list
and secured a $-2,000 salary. Commissioner
Black came in and promoted him to the head of
the Hoard of lie-reviewers, and on tho 1st of
December, 1SS5, made him Chief Clerk. This
position he hold until 1689, when he resigned
on account of ill health, and was appointed
Supcivibiug Erarnincr at an increased salary,
retaining the position until March 1, 1839,
whon ho resigned from the service. On tho
Mth of April, 193, he was tnado First Deputy
Commissioner by President Cleveland, and now
goes to the highest place in tho Bureau.
Gen. Dana, who has been tnado First Deputy
Commissioner, ib 75 yeaisof age. Ho is spoken
of in tho highest terms by Mr. Murphy and
others associated with hint, and there is no
doubt that his appointment is due to tho recom
mendation of Judge Lochren, whoso regiment
Gen. Dana foi met ly commanded. Ho has been
Chief of tho War aud Navy Division in tho
Pension Ofllco for some years, being credited
to New Hampshire.
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Trial l the ISattltihhip Oregon.
In her official trial trip last week tho battle
ship Oregon covered 02 knots, lho official Gov
ernment course off the California coast, in three
hours, 40 minutes and 43 seconds, making the
magnificent averago speed for tho timo over
the coun-c of 10.78 knots, or 19.35 miles an
hour. This speed places her in tho very front
rank of ships of her class in the navies of tho
woild, beating the Massachusetts, which had a
record of 1(1.15 knots, aim tho Iudiana, with a
record of 15,01 knots. By her great perform
ance the Oregon has earned for her builders,
tho Union Iron Works, a premium of $175,000.
ThcStato of Oregon will prcscut the ship with
a $10,000 silver dinucr set
x-.5?i; v .y-irvr-r: oocv
Gen. Grosvenor's weekly bulletin givea Mc
Kinloy's strength as follows;
A riZOn ft u
jv n us tip t frU
Is'otv Jcrsoy 1G
New Mexico 4
New York 9
Oklitliotun ...... 4
Oregon M....M... . 8
South Carolina..- 17
South Dakota . 8
crmoiit.... ...... ......... 8
L Virginia. 21
Weet Virglnin 12
North Curolinn 19
North Dakota C
Indinn Territory 2
Gov. Claudo Matthews has written a letter
in which ho comes out squarely for Freo Coin
ago, and says that the adoption of Gold Stand
ard would bo a great calamity.
Warner Miller snys ho is for Jlclvinloy.
whom ho thinks ''an ideal man in every way."
Gov. Atkinson, of Georgia, says that the
Democrats of his State will Bond a Freo Silver
delegation to Chicago, but ho is reticent as to
whether it will bolt a Sound Moucy declara
tion. Kcpresentaltvo Owens, of Kentucky, will
mako tho race against Col. W. C. P. Breckin
ridge. Congressman John W.Lewis, of Kentucky,
says that McKinley will sweep his State. Tho
pcoplo down thcro want Proteciton on wool,
lumber, coal, and iron, and also on Louisiana
sugar, for that makes a market for Kentucky
Hon. L. E. Parsons, of Alabama, says that
thcro aro 142.000 negro voters and 180,000
whito voters in his State. Of the white voters,
from 25,000 to 30,000 aro stead fast Republicans,
and of tho remainder 75,000, or one-half at
least, arc Populists. This leaves tho political
ring with not moro than 75,000 votes at tho
outsido with which thoy dominate over 240,000
voters. It is only a question of a short timo
when tho people of Alabama will clear out this
crowd, root aud branch.
Gen. Ager heads the Republican delegation
Tho Tennessee Democrats in convention as
sembled declared unequivocally for freo silver.
J. 11. Manley is quoted as authority for tho
statement that Reed will not accept a second
place on the ticket.
There was much talk last weok of Gon. Tra
ccy, of New York, and ex-Secrotary of tho
Navy, for tho second place. Ho would bo ac
ceptable to tho Piatt interest, to tho commer
cial and business iutorcsts, aud would pleaso
all of HarrisouV friends.
Senator Vest hasserved duo notico that, while
ho is at all times and under all circumstances a
Democrat, ho will not abide by tho action of a
convention packed and overawed by Federal
The Free Silver fight among tho Illinois
Democrats increases in energy every day, with
chances against the Sound Money faction. A
few weeks ago the Sound Money men wero con
fident of winning, but that confidence is disap
pearing. The Sound Money men havo able
leaders Comptroller Eckels, Ben Cable and ex
Mayor Hopkins. On tho other hand, tho Freo
Silver forces aro marshaled by Gov. Altgcld
and his coteries. Theso aro so suto of victory
that they are going to forco the unit rule, so as
to throw the wholo strength of tho Stato for
b rco silver. 3Iorrison's boom has withered.
He is not enough of a Free Silver man for them,
and so far has only carried ono County. Tho
samo with Stevenson. Boies, Matthews and
Blaud arc gaining ground.
Secretary Hoko Smith will make a great
effort to carry bis homo County for Sound
The Tennessee Republicans aro urging H.
Clay Evans to reconsider his determination not
to make tho Gubernatorial raco, and ho may bo
Tho Silver men havo been very active in
Ohio, and are organized in every County in tho
State. They havo been using tho third term
bugio with telling effect.
Gov. Stone has appointed a committeo of 12
to canvass Missouri for money to bo used in
urging tho Presidential candidacy of Hland.
Up to tho present timo about $700 has been
Tho Sound Money Democrats aro beginning
to complain that President Cleveland's silcnco
as to a third term is proving a heavy haudicap
State or tho 'Vir In Culm.
A correspondent to tho London Time says of
tho war in Cuba: "It is. quite useless to bido
tho real situation. Tho wholo Island is in
revolt, and tbo Spanish troops aro merely act
ing on tho defensive. It is impossible that
they can provent tho lauding of supples and
war materials for tho rebels. Even tho position
of Macco's forcop, confined in Pinar del Rio, i3
not of a desperate nature, as lho Spaniards
"Only a few isolated rebel1? have taken ad
vantage of Capt.-Gcn. Weyler's offer of amnesty, i
opain jjiib lost power 10 protect Jiiu ana prop
el ty in Cuba."
A peculiar but prjfitablo industry among
the natives of Alaska is the preparation and
sale of walrus whiskers for toothpicks.
Nature has armed the animal with whiskers
that extend three or four inches out from
its snout, aud the apparent use of which is
to enable it to detect the presence of an ice
berg before actual couta.ct lias taken place.
These whiskers are quile stiff, and this
quality increases with age. Alter a walrus
has been killed, the natives, with the aid of
rude pincers, proceed lo pull out each sepa
rate hair. Alter :i thorough drying, theso
haiistre arranged in neat packages ond ex
ported to China, where they aie considered
a necessary appurtenance of a Chinaman of
the upper cl..ss.
A man may dress
as well as his own
good taste, judg
ment and the assist
ance of an artistic
tailor may elect. He
may take his "tubs'
as regularly as the
i most conscientious
water - cure doctor
may dictate: but if
his digestive organs
are out of order, he
will have an un
ance. His complex
ion and the white of
his eyes will have a
yellowish cast. His
tongue will be
)Oor, his teeth rusty,
lis breath abomin
able. He is one big,
Worst of all, lm
temper is as ugly
and unwholesome to
live with as is his person. A man who has
the least appreciation of what lie owes his
family and friends, to say nothing of hitn
bclf, will make an effort for health.
The quickest, surest, easiest way is to
take Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. They
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extracts. Nothing in tuc least harmful
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Address, World's Dispensary Mnr
ical Association, Buffalo, N. Y.
"Por sometime I had used Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
relicts for coustipalion with most satisfactory re
sults. The winters have always been very hard
on my husband. He too tried the 'Pellets.'
They have made a new man of him. We have
used m all, six bottles." Yours truly,
North Farma, Monroe Co., N. Y.
The Firdomorfi, a St. ftefersbnrg paper, says
that Spain would receiieihelp frdm Englaud;
and Franco in case of a.WHr with the United
States, since by our interfering with Cuba wo
enter their colonial sphere?.
Honry Bolton, tho embezzling Treasurer of
Omaha, was sentenced last week to sorvo 19
years, in the penitentiary nnd pay a fine of
$210,000, just twico th cam he embezzled.
It has been stated atlMadrid, on authority
considered rcliablo, tbatSpain will send 60.000
men to Cuba In Septomtterptnstcad of 20,000, as
at first decided upon.
Valuable property, known as tbo San Miguel
estate, within a fow miles of Havana, was
burned by tho insurgents last week. Tho los3
is not under $500,000.
Ex-Polico Capt. Michael Shannon, of Buffalo,
found guilty of tho murder of Polico Sorg't
Timothy Cantlin, has been sentenced to im
prisonment for lifo in Auburn Prison.
Forc3t fires raged ovor Michigan, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Now Jersey, and
New York last weok, causing immense damage.
Gov. Morton has signed tho Grcator Now
The General M. E. Conferonco at Cleveland
retired Bishops Bowman and Foster. Two
new Bishops will bo elected.
Capt.-Gon. Wcyler, of Cuba, is3tied a procla
mation requiring farmers to turn over all their
corn to tho Government officers, who, at tho
various military centers, will buy at tho
Dr. Salmon, tho oldest Mason in tho world,
died at London last week.
Tho German Reichstag by a voto of 159 to'
J 1U has fixed tho export bounty on sugar at 2i
marks por hundred kilos ; tho Government
proposal was four marks per hundred kilos.
Tho rumor that Gon. Weyler intends to re
sign has been douicd by Senor Totuas Castel
lauo, Minister for tho Colonies.
John D. Hart, Capt. John O'Brion, Mato Ed
ward Murphy, and Col. Emilio Nunez, who
were recently arrested in Philadelphia for vio
lating tho neutrality act, in connection with
tho first trip of the steamship Bermuda to Cuba,
appeared beforo Judgo Benedict in the criminal
part of tho United States Circuit Court at- Now
York last week, and wero released on $2,500
bond each. Tho cases will not bo tried until
tho United States Supremo Court decides tho
appeal in tho Horsa caso.
A jury in Court of Common Pleas No. 2 at
Philadelphia has rendored a verdict for$4,225.73
in favor of Tcrrcncc V. Powderly, ex-General
Master Workman of tho Knights of Labor, in
his suit against tho Order for unpaid salary,
amouutiug to $3,818.11 aud interest.
Scott Jackson, whoso sensational trial at
Newport, Ky., has for weeks boon attracting
attention throughout the country, was last
Thursday convicted of tho murder of Pearl
Bryan. Seven prisoners escaped from tho New
port jail Saturday night, but Jackson refused
to join in tho escape, fearing he would bo shot
Ex-Senator Tcmplo Houston, son of tho first
Presidont of tho Texas Ropublic, has been
acquitted of the murder of John Jennings in a
duel in a saloon at Woodward, Okln., last Fall.
Tho British liberals aro greatly dissatisfied
becauso tho Irish members of Parliament have
voted with tho Government on tbo education
Tho Gorman clergy is aroused becauso Em
peror William has declared that they should
refrain from politics.
Much excitement was occasionrd in England
last week by tho reportlhal tho Kussiau Steam
Navigation Co., a company snbsidizod by tho
Iiussian Government, bad through an Amer
ican named J. Smith, seized tho foreshoro at
Clicfoo, China. Tho British and German Min
isters at Pekin havo protested.
Tlio report comes from Havana that Col.
Henrique ScRiiorao, in command of tho Spanish
column, fell into nn ambush during an attack
on tlio famous PlatcrcBtcamp of tbo insurgents,
and according to his own report lost one ofliccr
and four men killed ami one oflleer and 27
mon wounded. Ho .reports 5U insurgents
Spanish authoriti).0Hkn that-the insurgents
aro using explo9ivw, "iots contrary td tho
international usages of warfare. Uriltod States
military authorities say that no such bullets
are manufactured in this country, aud dis
credit tho Spanish statomenfs.
Colonial Secretary Chamberlain inadispatch
to President Krugcr repudiates on behalf of
tho British Government any sympathy with
Cecil Rhodes or others who may herenftor bo
proven to havo been connected with tho Jame
Over 120 pcoplo wero killed and 100 moro or
less seriously injured hy a cyclono which
struck Sherman. Ter.. Friday afternoon; and
tho western end of tha city was practically
wiped out, with a los3 of about $230,000.
A messago written hy Dr. Chauucey Dopow
was transmitted over the lines of tho Postal
Co. from Now York via
Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco. Van
couver, Winnipog, and Canso to London nnd
back via Boston to New York on Saturday
last, to demonstrate the rapidity of tho modern
telegraphic service. Edward D. Adams. Presi
dent of the now Cataract General Electric Co.,
sent tho ineasage, and Thomas A. Edison, tho
great inventor, received tho messAgo when it
came back. Thu timo required was just four
minutes. Tho portion of tho circuit between
New York nnd Buflalo was supplied with elec
tricity generated by tlio Cataract General
Tho fetes which precedo and follow tho
coronation of tho Czar nnd Czarino began at
Moscow Monday, and will last until Juno 7,
when the royal party will return to St. Peters
burg. All fines laid upon tho Cuban press wero re
mitted Sunday in honor of the 10th anniversary
of tho birth of Alfonso XIII, King of Spain.
Ilorr Otto Camphntrscn, formerly Prussian
Minister of Finance and Vice-President of tho
Ministry of State, is dead. He was born in
1812, aud as Minister of Finance in 1&70 bad to
meet tlio necessities of the situation caused by
tins war between Prussia and Franco. His
services upon that occasion were highly ap
preciated. Tho Transvaal authorities seem to bo inclined
to substitute heavy fines for tho sentences of
imprisonment imposed upon tho members of
tho Johannesburg Boform Committee, though
no official announcement has yet been made.
Emporor William has appointed thoEtnprtis
of Russia to bo Honorary Colonel of lho Second
Draeoon Guards, which rogimciit will hcroafter
bo tcrmod thu Empress Alexandria's Dragoons.
Complaint baa been tnado by foreign com
mercial houses at Havana that a prohibition of
thu export of leaf tobacco from Cuba will seri
ously injure- trade.
Tlio north pier of tho ArmyJCorrespondents'
Memorial, ou tho summit of South Mountain,
at ('upland, Md., wns completed lust week to
tho hifilit of seven feot, .or to tlio spring of
tlio IG-foot arch. The first belt and tlio arch
aro to bo put in May 25. Tho south pier is
under construction. Thcso'two piers rest each
upon a Unso of concroto threo feot deop, ou
which aro seven feet of stone, so that tlieir pres
ent higlit, below and abovo tho surface, is 17
iact. Each pier is M hy 10 feet to tlio artificial
surface, lho pitch of tho mountain having been
filled in with 400 Equarcyurds of stono and
earth to bring the bnso lineito tho bight of tho
gap summit. Tho width of tho monument will
hereafter bo about six fact in tho piers and
threo in tho curtain. Ivv public corucr-stono
laying is to tako place as tho Society has no
money to spend for entertainment. Contribu
tions continue to comu in, which aro expected
to raiso the limit of $3,000.
Mexican Intcrntnto Commerce.
Mexico has finally followed tho example sc
by tbo United States and has abolished all
taxes on commerce between tho States. Theso
taxes have been in cxistcuco for many years in
Moxico, and given tiso to much embarrassment
to external and internal trade. United States
Consul Genoral Crittenden, in reporting to tlio
State Department tho fnct that tho repealing
law takes 'effect July 1 next, says that whilo
tho repeal meets with general approval, some
of the States will be oblicd to seek other
methods of taxation to supply tho ruvcnuq
horctoforo dorived from tlio tax on goods en
tering one Stato from another.
TI10 Case, of a Veteran Cited Whose Paralysis Came from Exposure ' in
. r .;...: ' the Army.
Equally Interesting Method of His"" Cure. " and His
From the Otsego Farmer. Cooperslotcn, N. T.
in the town of Oneonta, in Otsego County,
New York, for a great many years there has
lived a niau whose life has been overshad
owed by that terrible disease, paralysis.
Recently it was rumored that a miracle had
been performed that this man hnd been re
stored to his normal health and strength,
and to ascertain the truth or falaity of such
a rumor your correspondent visited Oneonta
to-day, nnd being directed to theman sought
an interview with him, which was readily
and cheerfully granted. The man told his
own story as follows:
"My name is Edward Haswell. Yon
would not think from my appearance, but
I was born 77 years ago in New Scotland,
Albany County. I was reared ou a farm nnd
blessed hy Nature with a strong constitution
and good health. Early in life I removed to
Albany, thence to Schencvup, m this county,
nnd finally settled down in Oneonta, where I
have lived a great ninny years.
w "When the war broke out I was strong
aud active, heing nearly six feet tall and
weighing 225 pounds. I enlisted in the
Third New York Cavalry and served three
years. Of the long weary marches, especi
ally in North Carolina, of the days and nights
of exposure I will not speak, for it was in
the barracks at Washington that my misery
began. While there heavy rains fell, and
not having sufficient protection ofttimes we
awoke in tho morning drenched with the
ram. At this time I contracted a cold, and
along with it came that dread disease, rheu
matism. I rapidly grew worse, and was
removed to the hospital, where I was at
tended by Dr. Leonard, now of Worcester, In
this county. He- made me as comfortable as
any man could, but I could not shake off the
disease. It was in my system, and after my
return home with irarmired health and
strength reduced, my nerves gave out and
additional suffering ensued. I could move
WAIT1XO FOE SOMRTJIIXG TO TURN UP.
around and was able to do some work. At
length I went to work in the car shops here,
inside work wholly, but the least exposure
would bring on terrible pains, and life was
made miserable for me. After a few years
my strength gave out, and I was unable to
figTit against my pain?. In addition to the
rhenrnatism extreme necvousnesH took pos
session of me; then heart disease set in. I
could not lie down to sleep, nnd wns brought
very low by this complication of diseases.
My wrists and ankles became Bwollcn, my
legs distorted, and my hip3 sunken. iow
you can feol the cavities j. also thrust your
band into my back such were the ravages
"But this wns not all. Abont six years
ago I had a stroke of paralysis which affected
my left side but by extra care I recovered
somewhat from this. Three 3'ears ago I had
a second stroke, which rendered me entirely
helpless. My left aide was wholly useless
and I could not feel it when a pin wns thrust
full length into my leg or arm. Before
paralysis set in I thought I was nigh to death,
but now came the horror of a living death.
On account of my heart trouble, which was
aggravated by this new disease, I could not
sleep and conld be placed only iu one posi
tion bolstered up in a chair reclining
slightly on my right side. Now the paraly
sis affected my head aud I would remain in
that position asleep in the chair for weeks at
a time without awakening. Words cannot
express the misery I was in and the suffer
ing I endured. All this time I consulted
doctors and tried all kinds of patent medi
cines without receiving any benefit. I was
doomed to a lingering death and wns in
despair. One day a paper was handed me
to read. In the paper I saw nn account of
the healing of a paralytic who used Dr. Wil
liams' Pink Pills for Pale People. I had no
faith in patent medicines, I hnd spent over
$200.00 in them, all to no purpose. Uuabla
to work I had no income save a pension of
?8.00 per month. But some way I was im
pressed with what Pink Pills had done and
determined to give them a fuir trial. I did
not stop with one box, but used three boxes
Tho Italian Lemon Crop.
United Stato Consul Seymour at Palermo,
Italy, reports to tho Stato Department that
notwithstanding lemons aro now briugiug very
fair prices in New York exports from Italy
havo fallon ofl' very perceptibly. Tho lemon
crop is largo, hut recent rains and hail havo
destroyed much fruit and injured tho keeping
quality of others. Good lemons in tho iield
soil for $1.50 to $2 per 1,000. Tho Consul re
ports that hy a new system of pruning, fruit
trees havo been mado to equalize their crops in
The Monkey's Hatred or tho Tiger.
Fortunately shade wns gained before long,
and a troop of monkeys iudicated the way
our game had taken. These often aid a tiger
hunter, and the royal robber, no doubt, en
tertains sentiments toward them on such
occasions which are worthy of himself. They
do not all into ecstucies as at tho sight of 'a
leopard, becauso intelligence teaches them
that, in this case, trees are safe situations;
still they detest tigers, and as soon as a
monkey sees one ho begins to "swear."
This expression is sanctioned by common
use in India, aud it perfectly expresses tho
apparent tenor of their vociferations. Each
little creature capers with excitement and
vents all the execrations of which ho is
capable. The band accompauy his steps with
reviliugs, aud when he looks up it seems as
if they would go out of their senses.
ffOBK OU THE
Certificate Issued During- tho TVeek Ending Iny 9, ISOO.
1 Act Juno 27 TotiW Iwie.
1S30 with Act Ju,,e
1- - . ' 27. 1S90.
CLAS3Ea s II I I' I . llTs'iJIi i
li S"5 s - 5 i e 51 j: rH r5 5
"S i " ; , is i? ? s. a s
r;yKB;;;cr:z: S 'S..JLJLB ? 25 , . T
Army Widow, etc. - - ' . .. , '.
Army Widow, etc, act Juno L7.1B90. 310 ..... 1 -.. 311 10 4 . 8 351 12
KKfc si :::::::::...... 3 t 5 5 5 41
Navy Willow, ctc
Nuvy Widow, act Juuo-7, 1S00 Jl - -H l 12
Army JCtir3C"" x
tj Wi(low""""" i
Old War Invalid 1 .. jl
Old Wur iVIdow"t .
Indian Wurs Survivor .. .. s
Indian Wars W iuow, 8 - .... 0
Mexican Wnr Survivor 1 18 1 7 27
Mexican War Widow 8 1 9
Act June 27, 1890, with other claims. 92 79 37 2G ,tR 2&
Total 965 397 J2f 97 275 li 2073 43 U 5 137 75G 3G2
- . - .j
beforo I noticed any effecr. After taking
three boxes I felt a change coming over me.
I kepton taking Pink Pills nnd kept on feel
ing better. Gradnally my pain left me, I be
gan to feel new life conrse through my body
and to my surprise and delight, feeling be
gan to come into my side nnd life and
strength into my leg nnd arm. After taking
fourteen boxes I had recovered full u?c of
my limbs, my rheumatism was gone and my
heart trouble relieved. During my sickness
my weight had decreased from 22." rounds
to I'M pounds, but to-day I weigh 170ponnd3,
am strong and active, nnd you would not take
mo to be 77 years old."
While speaking, Mr. Haswell showed con
siderable emotion, and when questioned he
added: "I cannot say too much in praic
of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills aud I cannot ex
press my gratitude to the Dr. Williams'
Medicine Company ; they saved my life and
gave me back health I had not enjoyed for
over thirty years."
When told that people might not believe
such a story in print, he said: "I am will
ing to go beforo a Justice of Peace and swear
to its truth, if you wish, and I shall be only
too glad to answer inquiries anyone may
wish lo make."
An attractive book of fliirty-tico pages, en
titlcd "To the Veteran," containing inter
ricxes with prominent ex-soldiers, and beauti
fully illustrated, tcill be sent lo any address
ly the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Schenec
tady, N. Y.t on receipt of a Iwo-cent stamp
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People 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, antcmin,
chlorosis or green sickness, palpitation of tho
heart, shortness of breath on slight exertion,
coldness of hands or feet, swelling of the
feet and limlw, pain in the back, nervons
headacha, 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 resulting
from vitiated humors in the blood, causing
scrofula, swelled glands, fever sore3, rickets,
hip-joint diseases, hunchback, acquired de
formities, decayed bones, chronic erysipelas,
catarrh, consumption of tho bowels and
lungs, and also for invigorating the blood
and system when broken down by overwork,
worry, disease, excesses and indiscretions of
liviug, recovery from acute diseases, such as
fevers, etc., loss of vital powers, sperma
torrhoea, early decay, prematnre 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 assisting it to absorb oxy
gen, that great supporter of all organic life.
In this way the blood, becoming" built up"
anil being supplied with its lacking constitu
ents, becomes rich and red, nourishes the
varions organs, stimulating them to activity
in the performance of their functions, nnd
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 bearinc the
firm's trade-mark and wrapper, at 50 cents
a box, or six boxes for $2.50, and are never
sold in hulk. They may he had of all drug
gists or direct by mail from Dr. Williams'
Medicine Company. The price at which
these pills are sold makes a course of treat
ment inexpensive as compared with other
Since our last issue we have received re
ports from the following Posts of their
unanimous iudorsement of The National
Thimjxe's Service Pension Bill:
Phil Sheridan Post, G, Department of In
dian Territory, Eragg's; P. L.Dutcher, Com
mander. Strong Post, 91, Department of Nebraska,
JMinden; David Morgan, Commander; L. M.
J. IL Downing Post, 412, Department of
Missouri, Newark; O.S. Leslie, Adjutant.
Barrett Post, 3, Department of Arizona,
Prescott ; John Cttrtin, Commauder; Ar
thur J. Judd, Adjutant.
Lone Lane Po3l, 385, Department of Mis
souri, Lone Lane ; Jacob ICeely, Commander ;
J. A. Dame, Adjutant"
-Detroit Free Press.
"Are you a chess-player? " asked the land
lord of a prospective tenant. " I much pre
fer to hae my house occupied by chess
" No, I am not a chess-player, and I can't
accottut for such a singular preference."
"It is simple enough. Chess-players
move so seldom, and only after great de
liberation." PENSION OF1TICE.
SUITS FOR 01)11 BOYS.
Choice of Material or Color at
Last Summer wo furnished
the boys in tho thousands of fam
ilies we reach with nice snits at
low prices, and in response to
ies wo have
laid In a new
are all mndo
in tho samo
1 V l.J
mrtt: oln-irM i
shown in euf".
them to fit
any boy from 4 to 15 years
In ordering always bo
sure to state the ago, and
say whether large, small,
or medium.. Then we can
We have two kinds.
First, in Victoria cloth,
we have seal-brown, olive, oxford-gray, and
homespun gray. These Victoria suits con
sist of coat and two pair of pnntf, nnd wo
will send them to any address in the United
States upon receipt of $2.7-i. The receiver
pay3 the express charges.
Wo have also a cheviot made in the sama
style, and either Mack or navy-blue in color.
These cheviot suite will be sent to any ad
dress in the United States by express, re
ceiver paying charges, for $2.25. This
snit also has two pair of pants, as well as tho
coat. The express charges on these packages
are a mere tritle, because dry goods are very
light. This kj the safest and best way to
send them. You can Send the money in any
shape you consider safe.
Address, TUK ATIO"AI. TniBUXE.
fl CHRfiCE FOI? THE MDIES.
We have just gotten in a very nice lot of
Ladies' Victoria Chains at a cost never
equalled before in our 15 years' experienco
in the premium business. These chains aro
heavy rolled-gold plate, and are of two pat
terns one with a fan charm, and the other
has a muff charm. The gold-plate is 14 karab
fine and warranted to wear 20 years.
These chains have been sold heretofore for
$2.75 each. We will send either style to
any address, postpaid, upon receipt of OJily
Think of it ! and even if yon only want to
lay in an Xmas present for next December,
it will pay to get one or more of these chains
at this figure.
Address, THE NATION AT. TliTIJUNE,
Washington, I. C.
P. 8, BARTLETT FOR $9.
This Famous "Walthanx
Watch at a Cut Price,
We have received a few P. S. Bartlett Wal-
tham watches in Keystone Silverine Hunt
ing cases at a bargain. W e give our readers
the advantage of the opportunity, and will
send, postpaid, to any address in the United
States one of these splendid and perfect time
keepers for only i. If you want one bo
AdJress THE XlTIOXAl XIXIEITNE,
YVaJiIi'nsioii. . C.
A FURTHER REDUCTION
IN PRICE OF OUR
Q Hi Hi WATOrL
We Have Just Been Informed of
a Reduction "by the Elgin and
Waltliam Companies, and We
(jive Our Subscribers the
Benefit of It.
"Wc have sold large nttmbens of this watch,
and they have given entire satisfaction.
The works are either WALTHAM or
ELGIN", as the purchaser may choose. Tha
works are made from the finest selected ma
terial; they contain seven valuable jewels,
tempered steel springs, compensating expan-
sion balance, pateucsaiecy pinion, srem-ivinu-
injr, and pendant-setting apparatus, full
plate, a dust band that excludes every par
ticle of (lnsr7ttuck train, jewel balance, por
celain dial, aud all the latest and greatest im
provements. The case is made of niekci sil
ver, a composition jnst as handsome and dur
able ns coin silver. The case is dnst proof,
and need never be opened, because the watch
winds by turning the crown (or stem), and
sets by pulling it out until it clicks, then
press it back into place after setting, a won
derful feature that makes this watch uuique.
Ou the back of this case is the "G.AAl."
badge, the emblem of glorious service. Wo
ofiea tliia ivatcl to our sn2scril
ors. postpaid, for $7: with THE
aTATlOXAXi TltrBILXfi for ono
year for $7.5X
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE,
Washington, D. C.
I -Til. ..... I I .1 II 1
GRAND ARMY CHARM,
No. 291 is a watch charm
composed of a Grand Army
enameled star in a ring of
rolled gold. This is just tha
thing for veterans. Price,
mailed . . .98 !Cnt9o
Free for fonr new sub
scribers, or with The Na
tional Tbibuse for ona
No. 291. vear &l.ftft
THE NATIONAL T1UUUNJ5, Washlustou, D.C
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