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THE-. NATIONAL TRffiUME: WASHING5P0& D.1 CG 1HDESDAT. JUNE .4. ,1896.
Abstract of the More Important Pro
ceedings of Bollt Houses.
Tuesday, May 26.
In Uio Sonnto,Mr. Dubois (Idaho, R.) offered
sn amendment to tho olieeso bill, plncine a tax
of 75 cents per barrol ou beer, portor, ale, etc.
In supportinc the amendment Mr. Dubois said
that it offered an opportunity to Mr. Sher
man to execute the patriotio purposes be had
recently oxpressed without resorting to tho
Dinploy tariff bill, an uujust, unsatisfactory,
Bcctional bill, which cannot pass the Senate."
That bill was a "trap, transparent and unfair."
This boor amendment would, ho said, yield
$25,000,000 additional revenue. Sonators could
accept this or olso "quit posing before tho
country as tho only patriots."
Mr. Sherman (Ohio, B.) replied briefly, nrg
inp that tliie was a move to cripple the cheese
bill, which was in no sense a general revenue
bill. On the general question of increasing the
beer tax, Mr. Sherman said that $30,000,000 of
revenue already was raised from "that very
usoful and comfortable drink," and ho thought
the consumers of beer paid about enough. Ho
moved to table the beer amendment, and was
After further argument, the hill was laid
In the House, debate on tho hill to repeal
the free alcohol clause of tho tariff law was in
dulged in. Mr. Dolliver (Iowa, K.) spoho in
favor of tho hill, and took occasion to deliver
a long political harangue, in which he rcforrcd
earcastically to tho presidential aspirations of
cx-Gov. Boies, of Jowa.
Mr. D'mgley, Chairman of tho Ways and Means
Committee, closed the dobato in favor of tho
measure. There were, ho said, three facts to
he borne in mind; First, this was not a tariff
bill; it was simply an internal revenue bill
eecond, with claims against tho Government
piling up, a good Administration demanded its
repeal; and, third, the present provision was
absolutely unworkable. It was knovvn to bo so
when it was placed in the bill by t,ho Senate.
It was expected that it would, be refrained iu
At 2 o'clock general debate closed, and Mr.
"Evans formally offered the amendment for tho
appointment of a commission to examine all
questions rolating to free alcohol, and report at
tho short session of Concress. It was agreed
to ayes 112, nays 9. The bill was then passed
ayes lGo, nays 69.
WnriNnsDAY, May 27.
Tn the Sonate, tho filled cheeso hill, with
the pending beer-tax amendment, was taken up
by tho Sonate. The amendment was defeated.
At 2 o'clock the Bond bill was laid beforo tho
Senate. Mr. Klkins (V. Va., B.) opposed it.
Mr. Hansbrough f JS I)., 1L) and Mr. Daniel
(Va., D.) supported it.
Mr. Butler sought to havo a timo fixed for a
vote ou the Bond bill, and a parliamentary
Etrucglc was precipitated. Mr. Butler first
euggested 5 o'clock to-morrow as the time for
tho vote, but as Mr. Hill thought the timo too
short, Mr. Butler changed tho timo to Friday
at f p. m.
Mr. Chandler suggested that tho host timo
for tho voto would bo ou tho first Monday of
Mr. Butler then proposed a further extension
until Monday next at 5 p. in., but Mr. Piatt ob
jected. Thereupon Mr. Butler moved that the Senate
take a recess until 11:55 to-morrow.
Mr. Chandler mado the point of no quornm,
and thorc was a long delay in assembling Sena
tors. As tho voto was about to bo taken on tho
motion for a recess Mr. Hill secured the floor
and spoke against the effort to force a vote.
Mr. Stewart made a point of order against
Mr. Hill's speech, and the chair sustained tho
point. The complication was terminated, how
ever, by an adjournment at 5:45.
In the House. Mr. Mahon's motion to conrnr
in tho Senate amendments to the Deficiency
bill appropriating about 5-2,000,000 for tho pay
ment of French spoliation and Bowman act
claims was considered, and eventually agreed
Mr. Cannon presented a further conference
report on the Sundry Civil bill. The state
ment showed that of the $0,577,000 added to
the bill by the Senatr, tho House had agreed
to $2,467,000 and the Senate had receded from
$3,000,000, leaving $1.0SG,000 still in dispute.
Most of the items related to public buildingE.
Separate votes were demanded on tho amend
monts rolating to Camden. N. J., Martinsburg,
W. Va., St. Louis, and Little Eock.
None of the amendments were agrco to, and
tho Hocsc adjourned.
Thdekday, May 23.
In the Senate, a partial conference report on
tho Indian appropriation bill was first consid
ered. There wub a general criticism of the
conferees, who, Mr. Haie said,- had interjected
a groat body of now law concerning Indian
citizenship. Mr. Allison, Chairman of the Com
mittee ou Appropriations, declared that new
legislation of this sort bad not been put in a
conference report during 23 years; but Mr. Vest
Baid it bad becu done in the conference Tcport
Tho report was displaced by tho Bond hill
t 2 o'clock, and Mr. Daniel resumed hisspeoch
lupporthiK tho bill, and arguing for the free
toinago of silver.
In the nouse, little business was transacted.
Mr. liartholdt (Mo., R.) jisked unanimous con
tent for the consi'jeration of a resolution di
recting the f-ccrctaryof War to place at tho
disposal of the Mayors of St. Louis and East
St. Louis a sufficient number of tents to afford
temporary relief to the homeless in those cities,
and to give such other relief as might bo proper.
Mr. Bartholrit explaiued that he and his col
league. Mr. Hubbard, had called on the Secre
tary of War, aud been informed that if Con
gress would civcthc authority, eight or 30
boats used in the Mifcsissippi Itiver improve
ment could bo Eent to St. Louis to render
HEsistaticeand relief. The resolution was unaui
The resolution was subsequently adopted by
tho Senate aud signed by this President.
Fin day, May 2D.
In tho Senate, there was passed without
amendment the bill to repeal that section of
the existing Tariff law which provides for a
rehalo of tho tar paid on alcohol used in tho
art6and in medical preparations. In the dis
cussion it was asserted that the Treasury De
partment had not been able to establish rules
and regulations to carry out tho section ; that
rebates had not lecn paid, and that, conse
quently, claims for restitutions arc being piled
up iu tho Treasury to the amount of $10,000,000
a year. Tho bill also provides for a Con-mission
to consider tho whole question.
Tho Senate also passed tho bill to include
pears, pinonpples, oranges, apricots, berries, and
prunes iu tho list of fruits from which braudy
may bo distilled under existing regulations.
The prcsout law embraces only apples, peaches,
Thocontcstcd election caEC of Johnston (Rop.)
gt. Stokes (I)em.), from the Seventh District
of South Carolina, which had been under de
bato in tho House- three days, reached a voto
this afternoon, but was not finally disposed of.
By a voto of 105 to 95 the House refused to tub
ititute the resolutions reported by tho minority,
declaring Johnston elected and outitlod to the
icat. On the resolution of the majoritv, de
claring Johnston not elected, the voto was 103
yoB to 99 nays, and iu order to postpone fur
ther action until there was a largor attendance,
the friends of Johnston resorted to filibustering
tactics, and so exhausted tho session.
Monday, Jukk L
In the Senate, a brief but breezy controversy
aroso over a resolution offered by Mr. Hans
brough (N. D., II.), Chairman of the Library
Committee, appropriating $G,000 for completing
the frieze in the rotunda of the Capitol. The
picture which is to ho the final feature of this
frieze has long been in controversy. No ex
planation wi-s given as to tho nature of tho
picture, but it was indicated when Mr. Hnwlev
(Conn., H.) interposed with the statement: "I
havo no criticisms of the President to express.
And yet I bco no reason why tho representa
tions of Gcorgo Washington and Abraham Lin
Coin 6hould bo omitted from tlmt frieze while
a representation of Mr. Cleveland is placed
I Mr. HauEbrough explained that tho commit-
4nn 1im1 1 .!... .. e i.
vu uuu mu ciLuicuua, uuu oi tucia snowing
President Cleveland touohing tho electric but
ton which announced to tuo world that the
World's Fair was open. Jn the back-ground
wb a representation of tho Duke of Veragua
and family the last of the lino of Columbus.
Mr. Hawley responded that it was most sur
prising that this historical frieze should en
tirely overlook the greatest .historical event
sinco tho Involution tho war between tho
States. Tho very omission would creato criti
cism. Mr. Hawley suggested a representation of
Grant and Loo shaking hands at Appomattox
as an appropriate theme for an artist. And
yet, added Mr. Hawley, suggestively, as a bust
of John C. Breckinridge waB to be placed in a
nicho in tho Senate, he would make no objec
tion to this resolution.
With 6omo warmth, Mr. Hansbrongh stated
that tho Breckinridge bust had been suggested
by at least one of tho Senators from Kentucky.
" I urn ono that holieves tho war is oyer,"
added Mr. Hansbrough.
"I object to that sneer," said Mr. Hawley.
"I have no narrow views on this subject. I
thank Heaven I have the warmest feeliug for
some of thoso who engaged on tho other side.
But it is impossible to belie history. Thero was
a greut war. Wo havo wiped out its animosi
ties, but tho event itself caunot bo wiped ont
The resolution was about to bo adopted, when
Mr. Wilson (Wash., E.) objected, and it went
In tho House, tho Johnson-Stokes election
contest, from tho Seventh District of South
Carolina, was the first business disposed of
to-day. Mr. McCall (Mass.), Chairman of tho
Elections Committee, made a motion to recon
sider tho voto of Friday by which tho House
refused to adopt tho minority report that John
son was elected. The motion was passed with
out division. Then ho offered a substitute that
thero was no valid election and that neither
Johnson nor Stokes was entitled to tho seat.
Ou a rising voto tho substitute was adopted by
the narrow margin of one yeas 104, nays 103.
It seems quite evident that tho Free Silver
men will control the Chicago Convention. Tho
Convention will probably consis: of 1)10 dcle
catea, tho exact number depending upon tho
number admitted from the Territories and the
District of Columbia. A majority will, there
fore, bo 450, and two-thirds 007. It is now con
ceded that the Free Silver men will havo the
Jsbrlh Dakota C
Oregon .. 8
South Carolina..- 18
1 cxiiSi.- . . o
w in n. ..... .. w
A t"XZO till
New Mexico G
Indiun Territory. 2
District of Columbia.. 2
Wefrt Virginia 9
' Arkansas 10
Colorado - 8
a'IHIiO ......... o
. Kmisiie. IS
Mi.-souri..... ...... J1
Mont huh : G
Xirvndii ..... ...... ...... G
iXorili Cxroliun.r. 22
VJf lit) uO
The strength of the gold sontiment is cen
tered, with a few exceptions, in tho North and
Eafct. The States that will send solid Anti-Silver
delegations arc as follows :
Connecticut 32 fNe.r York 72
Delnwnre G I'ennWlvaniH.... Gl
Maine- 12 Itliode If land 8
Maryland 1G uth Dukotii.-. 8
Massachusetts 30 Vermont 8
Michigan .. 2b Wisconsin ................ 2.
New Hampshire S Total 324
New Jtwcy. - 20
In addition thero will he some scattering
votes from Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, etc., which
may bring the gold strength up tn 370. If this
bo so it will scarcely bo enough to prevent tho
Free Silver men having a two-thirdB vote.
Kentucky Democrats outside of Louisville
pronounced overwhelmingly for Free Silver at
the County Conventions last Saturday. This
is a victory for Senator Blackburn, and fatal to
Carlisle's Presidential boom.
The bolting Gold-bugs at Lexington, Ky.,
mado Col. W. C. P. B reck in rid go a delegate to
Chicago, which is supposed to bo fatal to his
aspirations to re-enter Congres3.
Tho Free Silver Democrats captured the
Cincinnati Convention, and elected John It.
McLean, of tho Cincinnati Enquirer, ono of
the delegates to Chicngo. This means that tho
Ohio Democrats will support cx-Gov. Campbell
The Prohibitionists nominated for President
Joshua P. Levering, a Baltimore coffee mer
chant, and formerly a Democrat. Ho rau for
Governor on tho Prohibition ticket last Fall,
and received tho highest voto ever cast for a
Prohibitionist in Maryland. He is a pronounced
Sound Money man.
Xcw Englaud people are excited over tho
report that Samuel Fcssenden. the Connecticut
member of llio Republican National Committee,
and a firm friend of Mr. Becd, has been invited
to go to Canton, O., aud make a social call on
Tho Louisville Courier-Journal says that the
victory of the Free Silver Democrats will make
Kentucky safely Republican.
Both the Republican and Democratic organi
zations in Indiana arc in the throes of intestine
difficulties. The atiti-McKinley Republicans
were determined to depose Farmer Jack Gowdy
from the Chairmanship of the State Committee
for having successfully engineered through tho
indorsement of McKinley. They seemed to
havo success in their handp, for they had se
cured eight of tho 33 members of the commit
tee. But tho Farmer know when to make hay.
and when tho committee voted the tally stood
six to six, with ono adverse proxy, which tho
Chairman refused to allow, and came oO" victo
rious. The Democrats are rending one another
over the currency question, the Sound Money
wing refusing to abide by tho Free Silver ma
jority's action. The Fre Silver men, again,
will not allow Gor. Matthews to name tho
delegates who are to support him at Chicago,
for the reason that ho wants several strong,
personal friends on tho delegation who aro
equally strong Sound Money men,
Jt is expected that cx-Prcsidcnt Harrison
will stump Indiana for Sound Money.
Senator Brice told some of the Ohio Demo
crats recently that he was tired of making
fights for the Administration and winning vic
tories which were afterward used to humiliate
and drag down his friends.
Tho Kentucky Democrats will put forward
Vice-President Stevenson on a Free Silver plat
form, and expect to win the nomination for
Thero is a strone movement in favor of
making Senator Gallinger Chairman of tho
National Republican Committee He is known
as a most astuto political manager, and his
campaigns in New Hampshire have always
been models of good tnanngomcut. Ho has
bood a strong supporter of Reed, while his rela
tions with McKinley have beeu unusually
frii-ndly. It is bolievod that one of tho objects
of Senator Quay's visit to Canton was to eccuro
the appointment of Gallinger.
Murat Halstead says that tho Silver men
will control tho Chicago Convention, wiite tho
platform, aud nominate Boies for Picsidcut.
The Gold men will bolt under tho lead of Sena
Senator Scwell says that Gov. Morton will
take tho Vice-Presidential nomination if it is
offered him. He does not want to bo Vice-President,
but Mrs. Moitou does.
Tho McKinley slump in Vermont will doubt
less prevent Senator Proctor from presenting
Reed's name iu tho Convention.
Chris Mageo insist that Quay went to Can
ton ou his own invitation.
Warner Miller has come back at T. C. Piatt
with a heavy right-hander. Ho criticizes Piatt
boveroly for his management of tho Republican
party in New York,vwhich has been most in
jurious, aud issys that he (Miller) never gave
anythiug but a couditional plodgo to support
Tho seventh National Convention of the Pro
hibitionifcts, held at Pittsburg last week, was
seriously disturbed by tho contentions of tho
"Narrow Gagors," who wanted to confino tho
platform to tho Tomperauco issue, aud tho
-'Broad Gagers, who wauted to declare for
Free Silver. On a show-down tho Frco Silver
men were only able to control 335 votes out of
the 610, instead of 700, as they bad vehemently
J. W. Graynor Las sued tho Chairman of tho
New York Democratic Committco for a com
mission of 10 per cent, on all campaign sub
scriptions collected by Graynor. Ho claims
that over $2,000 is duo him.
Tho Vcrmovt Democrats have declared In
favor of tho gold standard.
Tho series of Arkansas State bonds issued in
3869, numbered 642, 707 to 722, 74G ; 773,787 to
795, 875, and 8S3 to 890, havo been declared
illegally issued by State Auditor MRU. About
93 of these bonds wore returned aud cancelled
without cost to tho State, except one-half year's
interest, somo have been since redeemed, and at
this time G5 are still outstanding, and were
recorded at $158,000.
The London diromdc publishes a statement to
the effect thatSiguorYriarto has sent from Ven
ezuela Roman archives which will greatly help
the claim made by that country to tho disputed
Tho Spanish loss in tho recent battle of Ca
carajicaras was 180 killed and nearly 100
wounded, according to tho report of Gen.
Gon. Woyler and Gen. Arolas aro reported to
bave quarreled becatiso ho took 5,000 mon to
attack Gen. Gomez, and ono of tho commauders
will likely return to Spain.
New York cigar manufacturers and tobacco
dealors have entered a vigorous protest against
the action taken by Gon. Weyler in prohibiting
the exportation of Havana tobacco to tho Uuited
A son has been born to tho wifo of Connt
William Bismarck. Tho child is tho first
grandson of Princo Bismarck.
Tho Germans aro reported to havo won a
decisive victory over tho Hottentots in a battle
during tho latter part of April, and on May 7
Btormed the fortifications erected by tho rehols.
Maj. Lentwcin, Governor of German South
Africa, commanded tho troops.
The trial of Mrs. Mary Alico Livingston Flem
ing, charged with poisoning her mother, Mrs.
Evaliua Bliss, that she might secure possession
of her property, is attracting much attention in
New York City. Tho prosecution last week
gained a very important point when it suc
ceeded in getting the dying statement of Mrs.
Bliss beforo the jury, which was to tho effect
thai someone had poisoned her who would bo
greatly benefited by her death.
Committees of tobacco manufacturers in Ha
vana havo protested to Gon. Weyler against
any suspension of his proclamation prohibiting
tho exportation of tobacco, representing to hint
that such exportation if continued will closo
the factories of tho island.
An engagement at Cangas, near Madruga, be
tween 500 Spanish troops, partly cavalry, aud
200 insurgents, according to Spanish rcportp,
resulted in the defeat of tho Cubans with great
loss. Several Spanish officers aud soldiers wcro
Bombs placed in tho railroad tracks between
.Tucaro and Cardenas last week resulted in tho
blowing up of a freight train and the wound
ing of 25 soldiers and six employees of the rail
road. The Italian Chamber of Deputies has beon
asked to grant authority to prosecute Gen.
Baratieri. who had command of tho troops at
Adowa, whero the Italian arms met with tho
worst defeat ever sustained in modern times
by a civilized army in battlo with barbarians.
Tho charges against Baratieri arc that ho at
tacked the Abyssinians under conditions whero
victory was impossihlo aud from inexcusitbls
motives; also, that ho abandoned the army two
day 8, when his prcseucc was of the utmost im
portance. The loss of the schooner Lincoln, with 30
passenger. mostly gold seekers, aboard, in
Alaskan waters, was reported at San Francisco
last week by the schooner Albion.
Earthquakes occurred in Costa Rico last
Fresh massacres are reported to havo oc
curred in Crete, and many Christians and
Mussclmans are believed to bave been killed.
Savannah Customhouse officials arc keeping
a closo watch on the steamer Vigilant, which
is fitting out in that harbor under tho protcxt
of taking a Boston party on a pleasure excur
sion. Tho steamer is one year old. 'try fast,
and it is thought will bo used as a filibuster.
Capt. Napier's column is reported to havo
had a sharp fight with the Matabele, killing
200 and wounding many more.
Judge Hoyt II. Wjieeler, in the United States
District Court, New York, has held that tho
Joint Traffic Association does not como within
the inhibition of tho Interstate Commerce law,
nor within the scope of the Antt-Tiust law of
1890, and dismissed tho equity suit of tho
Uuited Slates agaiust thojssociatiou.
Dr. Richardson, of the American School of
Archaeology, who recently discovered the sito
of tho ancient Groek city of Erctria and other
important relics, has found the remains of an
ancient theater and a key to tho topography of
tho Corinth of olden times.
At a banqnet in London on Saturday even
ing, tendered to Consul-Gcneral Collins by the
Consuls of the United Kingdom, Henry Wat
terson, of Louisville, mado a sensational speech.
Connt Mutsu Muuemitsii, Japanese Minister
of Foreign A flairs, has resigned, owing to ill
health. Iuouyc Ki, Minister of Education,
will act as Minister of Foreign Affairs ad in
terim. Gen. Bradley T. Johnson has applied to tho
Havana authorities for permission to visit tho
camp of tho insurgent leader, Gen. Antonio
Abdullah Pasha, tho new Governor of Crete,
at tho head of an Imperial force, has rolicvcd
the beleaguered garrison of Vamos.
Tho French Government has decided to pro
claim tho Island of Madagascar to bo a French
Tornadoes and heavy rainstorms destroyed
life and property in Iowa and Michigan last
week. Tho killed will exceed 200, and proba
bly twice that number were moro or less in
jured. At Victoria, B. C. an electric car fell through
a bridge. It is believed over 100 persons wero
killed ; Gl were found.
Tho ceremony of crooning tho Czar and
Czarina at Moscow was tho occasion of ono of
the most brilliant royal displays overseen iu
Europe. Tho weather was fine. Tho Czar
issued a manifesto remitting arrears of taxa
tion, rcducingtho land tax, and quashing all
petty convictions. Exiled criminals had a
third of their sentences remitted, and life sen
tences were commuted to 20 years. Mr. Breck
inridge, United Stated Ambassador, gave a din
ner aud soireo to distinguished Amcricaus in
Barney Barnato has visited Pretoria, and
Been President Krugcr iu behalf of tho Reform
prisoners, urging that thu heavy punishmout
which they have already undergone had vin
dicated tho law. It is understood that tho
Boer President assured Barnato that ho was
doing everything iu his power to sccuro tho
relcaso of the condemned men.
Judge Helm, at Newport, Ky., has refused
Scott Jackson, tho murderer of Pearl Bryan, a
now trial. Jackson will hang in August.
The Cuban Junta, with Headquarters at Now
York City, has issued a warning agaiust all
persons soliciting aid for Cuba, excepting only
the Army Sanitary Corps.
Alphonso Cutaira, jr., was convicted in Phila
delphia, last Friday, of the murder of Johanna
Loguc, tho wifo of ''Jimmy" Loguc, tho noto
rious burglar. Tho crime occurred in Febru
ary, 1879. Loguo had left his wifo iu Now
York, sho returning to Philadelphia, whilo he
went to Boston. Sho disappeared. In October,
189S, tho skeleton of a woman was found iu
tho house occupied by Cutaira and tho Lognes,
and Cutaira was indicted for murder. Tho
husband was a witness against tho prisoner.
To secure possession of 4,000 in bonds was tho
object of tho murder.
Adi6patcb to tho Paris Temps, apparently
old, from Pretoria, says that John Hays Ham
mond has been paroled aud has gone to Johan
nesburg, whero his wifo is ill.
Tho work of the Banitary officers in Cairo in
inspecting cholcrn-iufcctod quarters led to a
Parliament reassomblcd Monday after tho
Whitsuntido recess. In tho Houso of Commons
Mr. Gcorgo N. Curzon denied tho cxistonco of
any correspondence with Germany on tho sub
ject of tho Soudnu.
Tho Premier, Scnor Canovas del Castillo, has
denied tho rumor that Gen. Weyler has re
signed. An article appearing in tho Nineteenth Century,
written by Seymour Ford, Private Secretary to
Henry Brougham Loch, whon tho latter was
British Commissioner to South Africa, has
created qnito a sansition in England;- It pur
ports to nive the truetaotlve for Dr. Jameson's
raid, and seems to beaplea of Ccoll Rhodes
for justification. It alleges that thoro was a
Becrot troaty betwtou 'thb Boor President and
tho Gormans, which it .was Rhodo's intention
to break up by capturing Pretoria.
A column of tho Provisional Batlnlion of
Cuba engaged the bands of Castillo, Betancourt,
Romero, aud Perez, numbering in all about
3,000 men at Anilito, Provinco of Havana. Tho
insurgents wore intronched, but after hard
fighting wero dislodged. Thoy retreated to the
bight of Platano, buUwore agaiu drivon out by
tho artillery fire. Soveu woro killed, while the
Spanish lost ona killed and several woundod.
Bishop McFanl confirmed 37 converts to tho
Roman Catholic faith in tho Now Jersey Stato
Prison Sunday last.
American and British marines from the
United States cruiser Alert and tho British
cruiser Coiuusr acting in conjunction, woro
landed at Corinto, Nicaragua, on May 2 and
remained until May 4, protecting tho proporty
of foreigners in tho Custom-houso and railroad
depots from a drunken mob of rebels who
threatened to loot buildings. President Zelaya
has thanked tho commanders for the action
Gen. Fitzhugh Leo, Consul-Gonoral to Cnba,
left Lynchburg, Va., Suuday for his post of
Tennessee's 100th anniversary as a member
of the Union was celebratod at Nnshvillo Mon
day. Tho parado was a magnificent one, de
spite threatening weather. The oration of tho
day was delivered at tho Exposition grounds
by Hon. J. M. Dickcrsou.
Tho body of tho lato James G. Blaine will bo
removed from Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington,
D. C, to Burnt Hill, Augusta, Me.
A double lynching occurred in tho streets of
Columbus. Ga., Monday. A mob of GOO men
broke into the Webster building during tho
trial of Jesso Slay ton, charged witn assaulting
Mrs. Howard Bryan, placed a ropo around tho
negro's neck, dragged him into tho streets and
swung him up. Will Miles, another negro
charged with assaulting a white woman, was
then secured from tho jail and mot a similar
Observance by tho Grand Army in Various
Tho participation of the men from the United
States warships in tho harbor added much to
tho parado iu Now York City. Gov'. Morton,
Col. Fred D. Grant. Gen. Horace Porter and
others took part in the program of exercises.
Senator Manderson, of Nebraska, delivered tho
address of tho day at Gran t'8 tomb, Riverside
Nearly 300 members of tho Legion of Loyal
Women aud comrades of the G.A.R. from Wash
ington, 1). C, visited tho National Cemetery at
Culpopcr, Va., decorating tho graves with flags
At Petersburg. Va the day was observed
with memorial exercises at tho National (Tenia
tery under tho auspices of George If. Thomas
Post. There were addresses by ox-Gov. Wil
liam E. L'ame'ron, Rev. II. V. Battle, D. D.;
pastor of tho First Baptist Church, and Gen.
Cullcn A. Battlo, of the At my of Northern Vir
gini:i. Over 5,000 people attended tho exorcises at
Autictatn battlefield. At noon a dig parado
was held iu tho streets of Sharpsburg, Md.,
after which the comrades went to tho National
Cemetery. Representative Amos Cummings,
of New York, was orator of tho day. Flowers
were stiewu over 4.CG7 grave?.
The Union Voteran Union of Washington,
D. C, gave an excursion to Winchester. Hon.
S. M. Hardy, of Indiana, was thu principal
speaker. (ol. John A. Joyco read a poem
written for the occasion.
Tho Garfield statue, tho gift of tho Fair-
mount Park Art Association, was tin vailed at
Philadelphia. Hurry Garfield, sou of tho lato
ex-President, drew tho ropo which dropped tho
The attendance at tho'Gcttysburf: exorcises
was larger than usual. Gov. Hastings was
orator of the day.
Suiiimnr Vacation Tottr.q.
Tho Baltimore &.Ohio R. R. Co. now has on
salo at all its offices east of thu Ohio River
a full lino of tourist excursion tickets to all
tho lake, mountain aud-seashoro resorts in tho
Eastern and Northern States and in Canada.
Theso ticket aro valid for return journey until
October 31st. Before deciding upon yoursiim
mer outing it would ho well to consult thu B.
& O. Book of ''Kniitcsaud Kates for Summer
Tours." All B. & O. Ticket Agents at principal
points havo them, or thoy will bo sunt upon
receipt of 10 cents, for postage, by Chas. O.
SculJ, Gcn'l Passeuger Agent, B. & O. R. II.,
Disaster ut Moscow.
A horrible disaster occurred at Moscow, Rus
sia, at the popular feast in honor of the coro
nation of tlio Czar, last Saturday, and 1,133
people aro reported to havo been killed or died
of injuries Soon after. Ou the ilodyusky Plain,
long lines of rough benches and tables had been
erected, at first to accommodate 400,000 people,
and later to accommodate 500,000. Although
twice tho latter number wero desirous of at
tending, tho police had decided to limit tho
attendance. Great preparations had been mado
to feed this great multitude, and 500,000 mugs,
each boariug the portraits of tho Czar and
Czarina, had been manufactured to distribute
among thoso attending.
Tho banquet was to havo commencod just
beforo noon, but between 5 aud G o'clock in
tho morning such a throng gathered about tho
sheds where tho food ami mugs wero to ho dis
tributed, that tiic attendants wero overpowered
in tho mad rush. Tho police made every effort
to control thu crowd, tiut not bofore troops and
firemen arrived could anything be done. Then
the dead were gathered up aud the wounded
carried to tho hospitals. An official notice
issued by the Government gives tho numbar
of dead as 1,138. The Czar has ordered that
3,000 roubles bo givon to each bereaved family,
and tho dead he buried at his oxpeusc. A dis
patch to tho Loudon Standard from Moscow
places tho los3 iu thu great disaster ut not less
than 3,000 people killed aud 1,200 injured, many
What a great quan.
tity of work a "good
to do ! There are
so many little tiine-and.-strcnKtli
chores that have -no
lames. And it must
all be done whether
'feels like it or not.
This is true of men's
work too, but men's
manual labor is
never so complicated
as housekeeping. In
some way or other
the world's work
must be done."
This iron-clad rule is
harder on women
than it is on men. A
toan can't be as sick os a woman.
As a man's organization is simpler and
stronger, it follows that his ailments are
less complicated. Hais not subject to the
chances and changes, "physiologically, that
come to the average woman.
If a woman is in good health there is no
more healthful employment than house
work. Generally speaking, there is no hap
pier woman in the world than the one who
is well and busy all'iday long "making
home" for dear oneatwho depend upon
her. But how different when every breath
is pain, every step torUtrc ! This state of
health, in nine cases out of ten comes from
derangements of thei. delicate, feminine or
gans of generation. fThe family doctor in
quires first concerning: these. He most
usually insists upon jan "examination."
From this the nuJdeht woman naturally
shrinks. She is right. Excepting in very
unusual cases of " female weakness " ex
aminations are unnecessary. Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription is a simple, natural
remedy for these ills. It cures gradual ly,
safely, permanently. Here is one testi
monial out of thousands :
"I was ill four years with ' female weakness.' I
took two bottles of Dr. Tierce's Favorite Pre
scription. I do my bouse work now without
paiu or faiutness." Yours truly,
(Mr..) qL (fa ffi'rt
Lyme Center, Grafton Co., N. H.
Send 2i cents in one-cent stamps to World'3
Dispensary Medical Association, lluffalo, N. Y,
ancl receive Dr. Tierce's ioo3 page cosriioa
SimsB HJitucAL AoviSEB, profusely illustrated,
&KVL' it F
jlirT-r. r' 17
ST. LOUIS STORM.
I.OSS of Ilfo and Property In tho Mound City
A terriblo storm visited St. Louis, Mo.,
and vicinity Wednasday evoning last week,
spreading destruction over a largo terri
tory. Tho most furious work of tbo storm
was along Rutger street, Lafayetto street,
and Chotaau avenue, and tho contiguous thor
oughfares enst of Jollerson street. Sunday it
was estimated that the total number of (lend,
missing, and fatally injured in St. Louis aud
East St. Louis was 424. This is divided upas
follows: In St. Louis Known dead, 196; un
known dead, 11; fatally injured, IS; missing,!
56. Jn Last St. Louis Known (load, 138; un
known dead, 3; fatally injured, 2. Total, 424.
The financial loss sustained by the city of St.
Louis has been variously estimated at from
$5,000,000 to $50,000,000, but n very conserva
tive estimato placed the loss a little holow $10.
000,000. Many small towns both in Illinois
and Missouri suffered loss of life and property
iu tho storm.
Tho storm which wrought tho havoc was a
mo3t peculiar ono, and scurculy two people in all
tbo city agree as to just how tho damage was
done. Tho witfd scorned to tako tbo form of a
CERTAIN OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN
Voalnteep popees of the Wa? of the Rebellion.
Tho Act of Congress granting ex-Officera of Volunteers pay and allowances for
services rendered by them under their commissions prior to the date that they were
mustered into service expired by limitation on Juue 3, 1H95, but there is now pending
in Conuross si hill repealing the limitation and enlarging the provisions of the original
net. This Iiill lia.s passed the Senate, and is likely to be favorably considered
by the House.
The officers find enlisted men of the Volnnteer forces cf the late war who may be
benefited by the renewal of this act are those who did not receive full pay as a com
mijssioned nflicer for the full period covered by their coin missions, but were paid only
from actual date of muster into the service under said commissions. Tn many sneh cases
an additional collection, ranging from a few dollars tn several hundred dollars, may be
made, providing a remuster can be obtained, aud such collection might embrace pay of
grade from date of rank of commission up to the date of muster thereunder, servant's
pay, allowances for subsistence and clothing, and, in some instance", the three months'
extra pay proper provided by the act of March 3, 1PG5, to those officers who were mus
tered into service prior to March 3, 1SG5, and discharged subsequent to April 9, la'G5, both
OHicers whose commissions hear a date prior io June 20,
18W5.:ntI who, !(Iiouh a vacancy to which commissioned or ap
pointed existed, could not he mustered hecanse their commands
were hclow the minimum nunsher, may. if this hill hecomes
a law, secure an otSice muster, providing such command had
ween assigned to duty in the Sicld, and it' said ofliccrs were act
ually performing the duties of the grade to which commissioned.
Ill addition to the above-enumerated allowances, many officers are entitled to travel
ing allowances, which are at the rate of one day's pay and subsistence for every 20 miles
of travel from place of discharge to place of enlistment.
Officers who were in hospital or were prisoners of war at the dates of their commis
sions, and tbo widows of deceased officers, may come withia the terms of this net, and if
those who believe themselves entitled will answer and return the questions below asked,
I shall be pleased to carefully consider the same, aud take such action as the facts may
I will make no charge for seenring an amended ninster, providing the claim for pay,
etc., be placed in my bauds. My fee in the pay case will be contingent npon success, aud
will be a commission of not more than 10 per cent, of the amount allowed, to be deducted
by the accounting officers of the Treasury.
An experience of 30 years' active practive before the Executive Departments of the
Government warrants me in believing that I can render you that service which the case
"What is your fnll name ? A nsicer
In what rank and to what date were you
What is your age at present lime? Insirer .
"What is your Postoffice address? Ansicer )
" ' vStalo the date aud place of yonr original enlistment, with rank? ' 'Answer Ji
State the dale, place, and reason of your final discharge, and your rank held at that
time? Ansicer ;
State the company and regiment in which yon served ? Answer
State different ranks held by yon or for which you were commissioned, and give
dates of commissions and dates of muster, as follows:
DATE OF RANK. DATE OF COMMISSION. DATE OF MUSTER ASSUCH
Second Lieutenant . :
First Lieutenant . .
Major . . . . . .
Colonel ; .
State the reasons why you were not actually mustered into the service under any
commission held by you? Answer
If not performing .the duties of said commission at its date called for. please state the
(Here state whether held as a prisoner of war; absent by reason of wouudd; iu hospital
by reason of disability received in the service in line of duty, or any other reason.)
"Was there a vacancy existing for you in the grade to which yon "were so commis
sioned? Answer : : ;
What was the total number of men in your company or command at the date of your
commission ? Answer ; , ;
Have yon heretofore filed a claim for amendment of master? Answer
GEORGE E. LEMON,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Solicitor of Patents and Claims,
1729 New York Ave. (Lemon Building),
WASHINGTON, D. C.
WOKl Off THE PENSION OITJttCii
Certificates Issued Daring the
Army Invalid -
Army Invalid, net June 27, 1890.......
Army Widow, etc.-
Army Widow, etc., net Juno 27, 1890.
Navy Invalid, act June 27, 1890
Nnvy Widow, etc.-
Navy Widow, act June 27, 1890
j612 oiirvi or
Old War Invalid -
Old War Widow
Indinn Wars Survivor .
Indian Wnrs Widow....
Mexican War Survivor
Mnrimn War Widow...
Act June 27, 1890, with other olal-
0 5 8
V X iU
itMt o AO I Tf 'A4"" 4 vO
.,, nj -
03 ' fifl 29 30 220
........ " ol, in- oo 71 275 61 1875
tornado, rathar than that of a cycloa. the
wrecked buildings ihowinenone of th twisted
irons aad jirdftra wbicb usually mark tho
trail of a rotary wind storm. Tho general
trend was from southweat to northeast through
the canter of the business district of tho city to
about a milo north of the city. The flrt
heavy damane was in tba vicinity of Lower
Grovo and Lafayette Park, whore handomo
residences were wrecked and many injured.
Tho tornado Bwopt from tho northeast as far
as tho river, whon, with a sudden turn to lha
north, it cleared the Mississippi and toro its
way into the hoart of East St. Louis.
A Handsome Hook on Summer TraYel.
Tho Baltimore &. Ohio K. R. Co. has just
issned a handsome book descriptive of tho
various summer resorts, in the mountains and
by the seasidt, adjacent to or reached by its
system of linos.
It is finely printed and illustrated by a num
ber of very fine cuts. Send 10 couts to Chas.
O. Scull, Gen'I Passenger Agent, Baltimore,
Md., for a copy.
The Indiana Froe Silver Democrats aro after
tho scalps of tho Chairman of thu Stato Demo
ratic Committco and several others, whom
they claim do not represent tho party.
last paid? Ansicer
Weak Ending Slay S3, 1890.
Act June 27
fi Revival of Washington.
Ethan Allen's Drama of
A Drama by Ethan Allen. Tn two parte.
OverlOO illustrations. Author's portrait
The following arc extracts from voluntary
letters received during tho first month after
GEN'.DAxrELBtTTTEBFTBLD : "I have read
a second time Ethan Allen's wonderful pro
duction of the Drama of the Eevolution. It
shonld be in the library of every public school
in the land. I am fttacinnted with it."
War. L. Sto.vk. author of "Life and Times
of Sir William Johnson, Bart.;" ''Burgovne's
Campaign;" ' 'Saratoga Battle Grounds," etc. :
" I can honestly say the author has made a
success. It is splendid J It will snrelr tako
high rank as a permanent classic, and tho
time is near when not to have read it will bo
a mark of ignorance."
Iter. D. C. Joirar, LL.D., President of
Clark University. South Atlanta, Cn.: "This
Drama is elegant, quaint, crisp, patriotic,
and insDirimr: iusfc such a book as all Ameri-
can students should read."
We will send these two volumes, postpaid,
to anyone who will send ns only two
yearly subscriptions at 1 each; or the
book and the paper one year for $1.45.
Numbers 1 to 12, inclusive, of Tlie National
Tribune Library ami the "Drama of the Rev
olution, "all postpaid, for only 92 C'CJilS.
Books alone, 03 cents.
Address, THE XA.TCOXAX, TBIRCXE,
IVaaluiistou, I. C
SUITS M 0UJ( BOYS.
Choice of Material or Color at
Last Summer we furnished
the boys in the thousands of fam
ilies we reach with nice suits at
low prices, and in response to
ies we have
laid in a new
are all made
in the same
shown in cut.
them to fit
any boy from, 4 to 15 years
In ordering always be
sure to state the age, 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
homespnn gray. These Victoria suits con
sist of coat and two pair of pants, and wo
will send tliem to any address in the United
States upon receipt of $2.74. The receiver
pays the express charges.
We have also a cheviot made in the same
style, aud either black or navy-blue in color.
These cheviot suits will be sent to any ad
dress in the United States by express, re
ceiver paying charges, for $2.23. This
suit also has two pair of pants, as well as the
coat. The express charges on these packages
are a mere triile, because dry goods are very
light. This is the safest and best way to
send them. Yon can send the money in any
shape yon consider safe.
Address, THE NATIONAL TRICtTNE,
Washington, V. O.
THE G.A.R. RING.
Wo have had made especially for us
Solid Gold Ring, with settting modeled
ifter the Bronze Lapel Button of the G.AJK.
The setting is made of black ouyz, and
he button is of gold, set in the onyx.
Remember, this ring is not plated in any
pare, eicner Danu, snanic, or
setting. Furnished in any
sizeand sent, delivery guar
anteed, for ..... . $6
Or sent as a premium for
a club of 10 subscribers and
$2.50 added monev. r
This will make a beautiful and anitabl
present for any veteran.
HOW TO ORDER A RING.
ToIta tin ordinarv wooden match and cut
off a piece just right length tot pass cross
wise through a,ring of the size wanted.
This will give the inside diameter. ..Inclose
the piece of match in your letter, and from,
this measure we can fit your finger as well
as thonghyou had. tried the rinir on.
ALL THE RAGE.
Grarjd Arrrjy Sleeve Buttorjs
Thousand of Comrades aro We aringr Thorn
These Sleeve Buttons are no cheap Imitation.
The dlslc Is pearl-tinted en
amel, aud upon its face, In
lalted work of heavy rolled
gold plate, is the eagle, cannon
and cannon-bulls constituting
thu upper portion of tbo Grnnd
Army badge, with tho letters
O.A.1J. engraved iu a scroll
beneath. The setting is also of
gold plate, and by presaingon
a spring the button can bo
taken apart, thus making It
eoav to udlnst it iu the cuffs.
In short. It Is one of the most handsome, useful aud
valuable pieces of Jewelry that has yet been devised.
We have sold large numbers of these SIove Buttons,
The most popular thins In the way of Grand Army
Jewelry Just now Is tho Grand Army Sleevo Button,
pair of which will bo sent to any address, postage pra
For a club of a x new subscribers.
1'or one subscription and 73 cuiita additional,
"Without subscription 91.
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE,
Washington, D. C.
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