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THE NATIONAL TEBUBEb' WASHINGTqjt ft1 03 THURSDAY; .JUNE 18, 1896.'
Hirst Session of the 54fh Congress
Adjourned on Thursday-
Tuesday, June 9.
In Iho Senate, a supplementary deficiency
till, covorinp mileage of now monitors of tho
House and other minor items was passed. It is
the last of tho appropriation bills to be passed
and sont to conference.
Tho resolution of Mr. Wolcott, of Colorado,
requesting tho Secretary of War to suspend
tho execution of the contract for an equestrian
-ftatuo of Gen. William T. Sherman until tho
Sonato Library Comtnittco had investigated tho
circumstances connected with the award of tho
contraot and had reported at next session of
Congress, was taken up.
A vole was taken on the resolution, and it
was defeated without tho formality of a yea
and iwy voto.
The final conference reports on tho Naval
and Jndian appropriation hills were roceived
and the reports wore agreed to.
In tho House, the pending question was tho
motion to lay on tho table tho motion to re
consider the vote by which the House decided
to consider tho Aldrich-Undcrwood contested
election case. Tho Tuckor rule, adopted at
the beginning of iho session, was invoked for
the first time. It. compelled monitors brought
in 'by tho Sorgeant-at-Anns to voto on the pend
ing quostion. Tho motion was carried 130 to
45. Tho Speaker counted four membors as
present but not voting.
Mr. Daniels (N. Y., E.) addressed tho House
in favor of soating the contestant, Mr. Aid rich.
Aftor tho debate had run for half an hour.it
-was decided to prolong tho debate for two hours
on a side.
The resolution declaring Mr. Aldrich entitled
to the seat was adopted 31G to 107.
Mr. Cannon presented the conference report
on tho sundry civil bill. It agreed to all tho
items in disputo except tho public building
Mr. llaincr (Neb., B.)f who refused to sign tho
conference report on tho sundry civil bill be
cause it contained appropriations for the Gar
field and Providouco Hospitals, in this city,
explained that ho had consistently opposed ap
propriations for privato or sectarian institu
tions from tho first, and ho now believed that
the question of principle involved could not bo
compromised. The report was adopted.
The final report on the Naval appropriation
"bill was presented by Mr. Uoutelle and agreed
to without division. The final report on tho
Indian appropriation bill was also agreed to
Mr. Cannon appealed to tho House not to
yield to tho Sonato in the mutter of tho public
building amendments to tho sundry civil, and,
with tho exception of the amendment for tho
pnblic building at Savannah, Ga., all were dis
agreed to and the bill sent to further confer
A resolution was adopted directing the
Speaker to appoint a committee of five mem
bers to investigate tho management of tho
Leavenworth. Soldiers' Home.
Wednesday, Juke 10.
In tho Senate, bills were passed to increase
the pay of letter-carriers; authorizing tho Sec
retary of the Treasury to leabc certain Aslakuu
islands for the propagation of gold and silver
The bill recently vetoed, increasing the pon
tion of Francis E. Hoover from $12 to $50 per
month, was then passed over tho veto.
A final couiorcuco report on tho District of
Columbia appropriation bill wa3 presented and
In tho House, Mr. C. W. Stono (Pa., K.),
Chairman of the Committee on Coinage, Weights
and Measures, becured tho passage of a resolu
tion calling on the Secretary of tho Treasury
to report to the House at the next session such
information as ho may be able to obtain as to
tho comparative merits of pure nickel, nickel
alloy, aluminum alloy and copper bronze, as
material for our minor coins, and authorizing
liira to bavo struck experimental coins.
Mr. Cannon presented tho conference report
on the Sundry Civil appropriation bill. He ex
plained that tho conferees had been unable to
agree on the public building items. Tho Senate
Btill insisted on its amendments.
Mr. Wilson (Idaho. E.) moved thatthcHouso
recede and concur in the Senate amendments.
On a rising vote thcHouscxcfuscd to concur,
tut by tellers the motion was carried. Mr.
Owens demanded tho yeas and nayp, tho roll
was called and the motion carried 100 to S3.
Tho conference leport on the District of Co
lombia bill was agreed to. Tho Senate amend
ment to the final adjournment resolution fixing
to-niorrow at 4 o'clock as the time for sine dio
sojournment was agreed to.
TiiuitEDAY, June 11.
In the Senate, 3Ix. Sherman secured tho pas
sage of a bill to pension the widow of Gen. W.
H. Gibeon, of Ohio, at $50 a month. Tho mo
notonous waits were broken at iutervals by
routine reports from the House. The immigra
tion bill was made the unfinished business.
The D"ect is to give the bill right of way when
tbc December session begins.
Tho Vice-President announced the appoint
ment of Senators Harris, Faulkner, and Mc
Millan as a committee- to inquire into the char
ities of the District of Columbia with a view to
ascertaining tho extent of sectarian control.
The inquiry was provided for in tho District of
Columbia appropriation bill.
At 1:20 the Senate took a recess until 3 p. m.
When the session was resumed Senator Sher
man read a brief report, announcing that, in
response to an inquiry, the President had
stated he had no further business to communi
cate to Congress.
A few moments before tho hour set for ad
journment the Vice-President rapped tho Sen
ate to order and said: "Senators, I am deeply
touched by tho resolutions personal to myself
adopted by the Senate. It has been my earnest
endeavor impartially to execute tho rules pre
scribed for the guidance of this body. For the
aid you have so generously given me in tho
discbargcof the duties that pertain to this oflico,
as -well as for the courtesy uniformly shown me,
I am profoundly grateful. And now, wishing
yon a safe return to homo and constituents, it
only remains for me to declare tho Bret session
of the 54th Congress adjourned without day."
In tho House, Mr. Turner, on behalf of tho
minority, offered the following resolution:
Jicisotvtd. That the thuukh of Hiih Hoiiko lire due,
mid nro hereby tendeicd, to Hon. Thomas Ii. Keed,
BpeMker of the House of IleprereiitulivtM. for the
ability, rlliciency nnd strict impartiality Willi
wltioli lie Ijbs dUchnrccd Hie arduous and rcipou
siM dutius of Ida ollice during the preoent cession
'The presentation of the resolution wbb erected
Trith a round of applause, and was enthusias
tically adopted by a standing vote.
Mr. Prnden, iho President's executive clerk,
announced the Presidential approval of the
two appropriation bills last passed.
Several members were fortunate enough to
got through private pennon bills tho last to
pass being one to pension Louis Koiser, a pri
vato soldier rcsidiug in Nebraska, at the rate
of $72 per month.
Mr. Maguire made a brief reply to Mr. Ding
ley's remarks of yestorday. lie criticised par
ticularly the lattcr's statements about tho
prosperity of the country during tho lifoof the
high protective tariff, quoting from tho report of
labor Commissioner Wright in substantiation
of his argument. He spoke of tho depression
in the coaling industry of Pennsylvania (an
industry highly protected) in 1691.
Mr. Hurley N. Y., 11.) interrupted to ask
him what the duty on coal was.
"Seventy ceuts per ton," replied Mr. Ma
guirc. "That trouble occurred in tho anthracite
regions," retorted Mr. Hurley. "Authracito
coal was on the free list."
Mr. Bailey followed with an arraignment of
tho liepublican side for cowardice in dodg
ing the issue presented by the anti-bend reso
lution. "For weeks," he said, " their courage
has been like Bob Acres', oozing from their
ihigor tips, until now they aro strenuously
t.ryiug to avoid the consideration of a subject
which three months ago they professed them
t selves ready to meet." He proceeded to chargo
that it was the purpose of tho Republican party
to uiako a " cowardly and disgraceful evasion "
f the money issue at St. Louis.
Only 15 minutcsof the session yet remained,
but members continued to crowd forward the
last minute with privato bills on which they
H) tight action.
J Mr. Wheeler (Ala., D.) enjoyed the distinc
ttoii of passing tho last bill, which was one to
pension Sarah M. Spyker, tho widow of a Cap
tain in an Alabama volunteer company which
took part in one of the Indian wars.
At 4 o'clock the Speaker arose. " Gentlemen
of tho Houso of Representatives," said he,
"before pronouncing those words which close
tho session I desire to offer to tho Houso my
grateful recognition of its kindness.
" While thanking you for your kindness to
mo, I must congratulate tho House on its
conduct of tho public business. Ordinarily a
majority of two and a half to one a majority
of 150 means disorganization, faction and dis
cord. In this House 150 men of both partios
bavo behaved with tho steadfastness of vet
erans, and if our connection with other branches
of tho Government, with different ideas, has
prevontod us from serving tho country as wo
might havo done, we at least have behaved
with dignity, fairness, and credit.
" With tho kindest personal wishes to you all,
I again return thanks. By virtue of tho con
current resolution of both branches, 1 declare
this House adjourned without day.
TIic Fortified TAne from AVIiicli tho
iards Ilxpcct so Ztltirh.
Under a special authorization from Captain
General Weyler, I visited and carefully ex
amined tho Spanish intrenched line Tunning
across tho islaud from tho town of Mariel to
Tho southern section extends from Artcmisa, t
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the headquarters, winch is connected by tho '
Western Railway with Havana, to Majana, on
tho south coast. Ihe defenses consist of a con
tinuous line of small blockhouses, about 120
yards apart, connected by rifiopits and
trenches and protected in front by barbed
wire fcucing'aiid at intervals by wire eu tan
Tho blockhouses are made some of loose
stone piled up with earth on tho outside faces,
others of two-iuch wooden planking. Tho rear
of tho line is defended by breastworks of loose
stone and earth, with occasional blockhouses as
rallyinc points and to give shelter to tho troops.
The total distance from Artcmisa to Majaua is
about four miles.
At the southernmost point, as it approaches
the sea, tho lino splits into three and runs so
for half a mile, the object being to avoid any
chances of surprise. At four points f tho lino
aro camps with strong garrisons acting-as sup
ports to tho men in tho trenches and block
houses; and, in addition, field artillery aro
posted at intervals.
Tho central section of the line extends north
ward from Artemisa to Guanajay, a distance of
12 miles. Here the defenses consist of looso
stono breastworks, rifle-pits in re,ar, and
barbed wire fencing and wiro cntauglemcnts
At intervals aro blockhouses and artillery
and machiue guns, tho encampments for the
support being from a mile to r mile and a half
apart. The rear of this central iection is pro
tected by breastworks of loose stone, earth, and
pal in logs.
From Majana to Guanajay the ground is level
and fairly open, offering a clear field of fire. In
the vicinity of Majana tho very low-lying land
is of a swampy nature, and will bo almost im
passable in the wet season.
Tho northern section extends from Guana
jay to Mariel. This is six miles long, nnd
runs through broken country of such a unturo
as to prevent the consttuction of a continuous
lino of trenches and blockhouses. All tho
commanding bights havo been fortified, and
the main road is occupied by infautry pickets,
whilst trenches and breastworks havo beon
constructed at all points on tho road where at
tack is thought likely. At various intervals
are stationed supports, and strong bodies of
troops are billitod in Guanajay aud Mariel.
In all, tho division holding this line of 22
miles number 50,000 men of all arms. Most
of the work has been done by the soldiers, and
fatigue partios wero at work from Mariel to
Majana at tho timo of my visit.
1 had an opportunity of inspecting the rations
and found them of excellent quality. Thero
was very little 6ickuosi, and both officers and
men seemed cheery and satisfied, in spite of tho
fact that they stand to thoir arms every night,
resting only in tho daytime.
How matters will be when the rains set in I
cannot say, iiut a large amount of sickness
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parts of tho line near. Mariel and Majana the
mortality will surely bo great.
This intrenched line is undoubtedly of great
strength, aud the Spanish officers feel confi
dent that the rebels under Macco will not bo
able to force a passage.
Without tho aid of artillery it will unques
tionably bo a dillicult undertaking for the in
burgcnti. but certain weak points oxist, especi
ally in tho central and northern sections, and
here the attack will probably bo made. Thun,
again, tho rebels bavu no lines of communica
tion to keep open, aud have merely themselves
and their horses to pass.
On a dark and wet night a successful dash
maybe made, but any such attempt must entail
heavy losses and fcerore fighting. If tho at
tempt is successful it will bo the most sevcro
blow tho Spanish arms have yet received in
BOLDNESS OF IXSUIIGEXTS.
An incident serves to show how close tho in
surgents venture to the Spanish lines. I paid
a visit to an oificer ono evening in Artcmisa
and found him hitting in complete darkness.
Ho explained that only a few nights previously
ho was seated reading when three bullets fiew
past his head. Since then he had deemed it
wiser not to make himself so prominent a tar
get for rebel rides, and now only lighted his
lamps when his windows wero closed and
shuttered. Every night shots are fired at some
portion of tho line, aud only a few days ago
tho Chief of the StaT was shot at while riding
down tbo road from Artcmisa to Majana, the
ball missing this officer's head by ouly a few
Another instance can he cited to show tho
condition of affairs. I arrived early ono morn
ing at tho town of Guanajay, situated on tho
intrenched line. Entering a cafo I asked for
some coffee and milk, and was told that con
densed milk only was available. Further in
quiry elicited the explanation, in a somewhat
surprised toue, from tho waiter:
"Do you not know that we are blockaded
here? Tho rebels do not allow milk, provis
ions, forage or anything elso to bo brought in
from the country."
This town of Guauajay is not more than 20
miles from Havana, is connected by railway
with tho city, aud is surrounded on all sides
by Spanish troops.
A lively fight in tho Minnesota Democratic
Convention resulted in the gold men winning,
by a voto of 520 to 227. Mike Doran was tho
ruling spirit, and the Convention adopted a
strong auti-silvcr platform,
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ST. LOUIS CONVENTION.
3IcK!ulcy's Nomination Conceded, and a
Sound Money Platform Probable.
Tho Republican National Convention met on
Tuesday at St. Louis. At tho hour of going to
press tho gold men are ahead. Tho silver men
from the Rocky Mountain States all day long
Monday wero claimed on tho Lodgo sido of tho
proposition, because they havo been asserting
that as botween anything less than a free coin
ago declaration, as compared with a gold plank,
they would support tho latter. They held a
conference at the St. Nicholas Hotel, and it did
not tako very long for tho silver men to seo
that if Henry Cabot Lodgo could only command
19 or 20 straigbtout gold votes, and tho seven
silver States and tho fivo Territories will voto
as a unit, J. B. Forakcr would still lack several
votes of securing a majority of tho Comtuiltco
In other words, tho silver mon would hold
the balanco of power and create a deadlock. It
was something they had not previously con
sidered. Therefore, according to tho program
which has now been practically agreed upon,
thcro will be three candidates in tho field for
tho Chairmanship of tho Committeo on Resolu
tions. In addition to tho names of Mr. Lodgo
and Mr. Forakcr, there must now be added tho
name of Henry M. Toller, of Colorado. Just how
long tho deadlock, which the silver men hope to
create, will bo maintained is as yet an unsettled
To uiako this demonstration, they assort,
woolA !;o infinitely better than to voto for a
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gold-standard man in the very first skirmish
of the fight, aud thus admit that they wore dc-
lcatod lieloro a blow had becu struck.
As a matter of fact, tho silver program wa3
formulated and agreed upon beforo Senators
Teller or Dubois, or any of tbo rest of them,
had reached St. Louis. They proposo to bolt.
They havo already agreod upon an address,
which is to present tlio,tianio of Senator Tollor
to the country as tho candidato of tho silver
men, irrespective of party. At the samo timo,
this bolt, while it may bo more or less dramatic,
will not be sufliciently large to bo considered as
The possibility of a deadlock in tho Platform
Committee reached Hanua'seara Monday night,
and was not to his liking. Jt was the first in
timation that his program could bo materially
interfered with. He saw that the only way to
avoid a fight was to yield to a gold-standard
plank, and this is now regarded as cortaiu.
Tho platform as it is now understood will
probably bo as follows:
The Itepublican party is unreservedly for sound
money. It caused the enactment of the law pro
viding for the resumption of epecle payments in
1879; since then every dollar has been an good as
We re unalterably opposed to every measure
CHlculnted to debase our currency or impair tho
credit of our country. We are, therefore, opposed
to the free nnd unlimited coinnce of nilvcr except
by international agreement, and until such agree
ment enn be obtained wo believe the existing gold
btaiidHrd hliould be preserved.
We favor the uhc of silver as currenov, but to the
extent only llint ila parity with cold cmi be main
tained, nnd we favor all measures designed to
maintain Inviolably tbo money of tho United
StiiteSjWlielhcrcoiii or paper, U tho prcxent stnnd
nrd, tTTU standard of tho most enlightened nations
of the cwrlli.
ft is probable that a motion will be mado on
tho floor of tho Convontion by Gen. Henderson,
or someone equally prominent, to strike out
tho word "gold." This will throw tho re
sponsibility on the delegates. Senator Lodgo
aprced that thcro would bo no contest in tho
committee, and said positively that there
would he a gold plank in the platform.
The sensation of last week was tho defection
of Mr. Manley, of Maine, Reed's chief of staff.
He gave out a statement that in his judgment
the Convention will nomiuato Gov. McKirtloy
on tho first ballot for tho Presidency. Mr.
Reed's name will bo presented to tho Conven
tion, and ho will be voted for, and I am author
ized to say that under no conditions or cir
cumstances can ho or will ho accept tho nomi
nation for Vice-President if it should he ten
dered to him. The great majority of the Now
England delegates will bo loyal to Mr. Reed,
but the Convention is for Gov. McKinloy, aud
will nominate him.
This was not received with much surprise,
but when there came a dispatch, in which Mr.
Reed was quoted as doubting that Mr. Mauloy
should havo issued such a statement, it sud-
ucniy oecame apparent that Mauloy must havo
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port. This action means tho retirement from
public life of J. H. Manley.
Ex-Senator Piatt at St, Louie mado a threat
that unless the contesting Piatt delegates wero
seated by the National Committee ho would
take tho Now York delegation out of tho Con
vention. Mr. flanna put this down as a bluff,
and Senator Quay is now on tho ground, and
his good ofliccs wero invoked as a peacemaker.
He is in a position where he can bu of service.
Ho has already confessed and been forgiven in
the McKinloy household, and ho is still a
friend of Piatt's.
It is the subject of comment that tho history
of the McKiuley movement writes tho history"
of the downfall of tho four supposed greatest
aud most astuto politicians in tho Republican
Party. Piatt, of New York; Quay, of Penn
sylvania; Clarkson,of Iowa; Manley, of Maino
theso were names to conjure with, to inspire
victory by their very sound, to load great hosts
to victory, to bo in themselves worth moro
than votes and money.
Mr. Lodge came to tho Convention with a
determination to carry a gold platform through.
But a sound money dcclurutiou will probably
It has been thought that Garrett A. Uobart,
of New Jersey, a gold man, would be nominated
The latest dispatches from St. Xouis rather
indicate that Morton will bo chosou ill prefer
ence to Hobart, if he can bo persuaded toacccpt
tho Vice-Presidential nomination.
In the settlement of tho contests for dele
gates' scats McKinloy men made points right
and left; so did those who wero for' McKinley
after their regular candidate. Tho contests
did not provo so important as was expected.
At McKinloy headquarters thero is still tho
fullest confidence in their favorite having G33
votes on the first ballot of a total of 918.
Gen. G. M. Dodgo and Gen. D. B. Hender
son wero Senator Allison's managers, and did
all that could be dono to win a liopeloss fight.
Piatt was dooply touched by the colducs3 of
his reception everywhere, aud commented upon
No action has been taken by Great Britain
regarding tho annexation of Madagascar by
the Fiench. Parliamentary Secretary of For
eign Affairs George N. Cuizou stated in tho
House of Commons last week that tho question
is still under consideration by Eugland aud
the United States,
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Two peoplo wero killed nd over a hnndrcd
injured in a cyclono -which struck Wycth City,
about 30 miles from Gadsden, Ala., Juno 9.
Tho third Congress of tho Chnmbors of Com
merce Of tho Erapiro met in Loudon, Juno 9,
with Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of Stato
for tho Colonies, in tho chair. Mr. Chambor
lain in hi3 speech advocated a closer commer
cial onion between the colonies and tho mother
country, based upon the froest oxchango of
commodities within tbo Empire, allowing each
colony to fix such duties on foreign goods as it
Tho Exccutivo Council last wcok decided to
release John Hays Hammond, Col. Rhodes,
Georgo Farrar, and J. W. Leonard, tho leadors
of tho Johannesburg Reform Committeo, on
payment of a fine of $125,000 each, or in default,
banishment from the country for 15 years. All
oxcept Rhodes paid their fines, and ho will bo
Confirmation of tho roport that Eugland has
domanded that Volncy Ashford bo allowed to
return to Hawaii has been received. Tho Re
public declines to concede tho demand, and if
Ashford is landed will protest.
John D. Hatt, tho alleged ownor of tho fili
bustering steamer llormuda, and Edward -G.
Riley, Captain of tho ship, wero arrested in
Philadelphia, Saturday, on a warrant sworn
out by tho Spanish Consul at Jacksonville,
Fla., charging that they took part in a filibus
tering expedition which started from that
placo April 27.
John S. Johnson, tho American cyclist, low
ered the world's record for 500 meters to 30 2-5
seconds, in a contest at Paris last week.
Dr. David Jordan, President of tho Stanford
University, has been appointed President of
tho Roring Sea Commission, and will go to
Alaskan waters on the steamer Albatross to
make a study of tho sealing question.
Tho trial of Alonzo Walling, charged with
tho murder of Pearl Bryan, still continues at
Newport, Ky. Tho defonso occupied four and
a half days last wcok presenting its sido of tho
case, which is considered much strougcr than
that of Jackson, now under sentence of death.
The little steamer Threo Friends has been
undergoing repairs at Savannah, aud it is said
will' soon start with another expedition from
Jacksonville. Largo quantitiesof ammunition
will ho carried.
Upon tho advico of tho Spanish Surgcon
Goneral, the Council of Generals at Havana has
docided to limit military operations in Cuba for
tho present to tho defensive.
In an accident Saturday near Brest Lite
wiski, a town in Russian Poland, on tho Bug
River, a railway passenger train was wrecked
and many persons wero killed.
Li Hung Chang, the Chinese Envoy, was
granted an imposing audience by Emperor
William Sunday in Berlin.
Senor Ribeiro, ox-Minister of tho Colonies for
Portugal, is dead.
According to tho official returns tho imports
into Franco for the past five months show an
increase of 193,000,000 francs over tho samo
period of 1895, while tho exports from Frauco
havo increased 09,000,000 franc3.
Princo Victor Napoleon writes, regarding
imaginary negotiations carried on with tho
object of inducing him to abandon his rights:
"The Napoleons havo no rights oxcept those
they ho'.d from the poople, and tho people alouo
can invalidate those rights. As tho repre
sentative of a great cause, I shall ncvor abdi
cato the duty which my namo imposes."
Havana is in a state of terror sinco Saturday,
when tho stono bridges of Christina and
Concha and aqueduct of Fornandino Septimo
wero destroyed by dynamite placed under tho
stono arches byagentsof tho insurgents. Food
is poor aud scarce- in tho city, discaso provails,
and should tho water supply be cut off great
sufferitjH will result. It is also feared in
Havana that the iusurgents may attack tho
An important hattlo was fought botweon a
largo body of Spanish troops, under Gen.
Castellanos, and a body of about 1,000 insure
gonts, under Gen. Gomez; Tho engagement
was near Ciogo Nnjosn. Tho insurgents at
tacked tho Spanish, who wore formed in
squares, and, accordiugito the report made by
Gen. Castellnuoff, -wero-. repeatedly repulsed.
However, there is littlo doubt that had not ro
iuforcements arrived the Spanish army would
havo been annihilated. Tho Spanish give tho
Cuban loss its nearly 500. Tho los3 of tho
troops is suppressed by tbo Censor.
Fifty sailors from a Japaneso warship, at
Antwerp, mutinied Sunday evening, lauded
and attacked tho police. Tho mutineers wore
overcome, and tho ship ia now guarded by a
dolachmcnt of police.
Returns to tho Canadian Fisheries Depart
ment of tho Spring catch of seals by Canadian
vessels taken off tho British Colombian and
Washington coasts show a decrcaso of nearly a
Thero aro indications in Rio Janeiro of the
growth of tho monarchist party, which is seek
ing to placo Countess d'Eu, daughter of the
late Emperor, on the throno of Brazil.
Dr. Jameson and his fellow-leaders in the
Transvaal raid havo boon committed to court
for trial in London, being placed under heavy
RopoVts received by Surgeon-Gen. Wyman,
of the Marino Hospital Corps, iudicato that
smalt-pox is raging in Cuba, and is increasing,
and that italroady hasassumud a far wider prev
alence than yellow fever, the hereditary enemy
of tho Cubans. Ono report states that yellow
feveris almost entirely confined to the Spanish
P. C. Jones, a mcmbor'of ono of tho largest
banking-houses in Honolulu, nnd Minister of
Fiuanco under tho lato monarchy, has gone to
New York to interest Enstorn capitalists in the
refunding of tho Hawaiian Government's in
debtedness, Tho Government has $3,090,000
of bonds, drawing C per cent., outstanding at
prcseut, which it is proposed to pay, aud issue
in their stead bonds drawing interest at tho
rate of 4 per cent.
"T has been held, that con
sumption is hereditary,
and the fact that one per
son of a family bad
died with, consump
tion was considered
a sure sitrn that
others of that family
could not escape it.
This is partly true
and partly untrue.
A man with weak
lungfi is likely to transmit that weakness to
his children. But there is no reason in the
world why the weakness should be allowed
to develop. There is no reason why the
lungs should remain weak. Weak lungs
predispose a child to consumption. They
provide a place for gcrma to settle. That
is all that is necessary. Once let the germs
of disease gain a foot-hold, and they in
crease with a deadly rapidity. Pretty soon
the blood is full of them, and so loses its
healthfulncss and its strength-giving quali
ties. If the weakness, is in some other
organ, the disease will show itself in that
organ. The germs will get into the blood,
just the same, and the body will begin to
lose strength. We speak particularly of
consumption because it is most common
because it causes more "than one-sixth of
11 deaths iii the world.t
If there is a weak andi crumbly spot in
the foundation of a house, the owner clears
out the decaying material; -supplants it with
new, strong' stuff. Thathvall there is to do.
That's all that's necessary.
That is exactly the thing to do with the
lungs. Keep them full of rich, red, whole
Bome blood, and the -weakness will disap
pear. Decaying' tissues will be thrown off,
and new material will bti added until the
lungs are well and perfectly strong- again.
This is thething that Dr. Pierce's Golden
Medical Discovery docs. This is what
makes it cure 08 per cent, of all cases of
consumption where it is taken according to
directions. It searches out disease gerai3
wherever they may be in the body. It ex
terminates them completely and forces
them out of the system, it supplies the
Wood with rich, life-giving properties. It
makes the appetite good, digestion perfect.
It supplies the needed nutriment to all the
tissues and makes sound, healthy flesh.
There are some Interesting facts about it told
in one chapter of Dr. Tierce's great work, " Coin
toon Sense Medical Adviser." This book of iooS
fiages will be sent free on Receipt of twenty-one
at) one-cent stamps to cover cost of mailing
only. Address World's Difcpcnsary Medical As
OjjiUPi No. 663 Main Street, BuffalOj Jf Yi
-It, Was Brought onuy a Cold
The Patient , is a Veteran, Having Served in the Nineteenth
Illinois, Infantry He is Now a Member of tho
-, . -- Koltes Post, New York. ' -
JWm the Press,
Morris Prcslaner, No. 1 Pitt Street, New
York, who is a real estate ngentand collector
of rents, caught a severe cold early last
Spring, which settled upon his kidneys.
Soon he bejian to suffer severe pain in his
backbone, sides and chest. His symptoms
grew rapidly more alarming, until nt last ho
was as helpless as 11 child, and could scarcely
move as ho lay on his bed. As Mr. Pres
laner is well known in the part of town
where lie resides, he had many sympathizers,
who did all they could to help him.
Though a native of Berlin, Mr. Prcslnner
has lived in this country for forty years,
having served the country of his adoption
by three years' hard service in the Civil
War. He enlisted with the Nineteenth
Illinois Infantry, taking part in many battles
and marching with General Sherman to the
sea. While in Georgia Mr. Preslaner was
promoted to First Sergeant for bravery on
the field of action. He is now a member of
IColtes Post, G.A.K., and is one of the moat
popular men in the Post.
BEING IXQ A GUN
Mr. Preslaner told a reporter the story of
his dreadful illness and wonderful recovery.
The reporter met him as he was returning
from a long walk, nnd, saying that he had
heard of his wonderful cure, asked him to
tell the story. When Mr. Preidaner was
comfortably seated in his pleasant parlor he
told the following story, wjiicb, he said, he
hoped everyone who wa3 suffering as he had
suffered would read. His words were as fol
lows : " To begin with, I was taken sick just
a year and a month ago, having taken a
severe cold which settled on my kidneys.
At first I thought the pain I suffered wonld
soon pass away, but instead of doing this, it
grew more intense every day, so that in a
week I could walk only with considerable
difficulty. I called in a doctor, who said I
had locomotor ataxia, and began treating
me for that disease. He did me no good, and
all Summer long I could scarcely attend to
my business at all. Then I called another
doctor and took his medicine for several
weeks, but experienced no relief. Dr. Tru
man Nichols, of No. 237 East Broadway,
who I at last called in, helped me more than
any of the other doctors; hut along towards
Fall I grew worse, despite his treatment. I
think Dr. Nichols is a good doctor and un
derstood my case, but despite this fact his
medicines did me no lasting good.
"Early in November the little strength I
bad in my legs left me, and I was unable to
stand. Tho pain in rny back and sides be
came almost unbearable, and my limb3 grew
cold. An electric battery I bought failed to
Tho Gold Domocrats of Iowa aro forming a
Democratic Sound-Monoy Club, which has
already gained much strength all over tho
Chairman narrity says that ho 13 "still hope
ful that tho Chicago Convontion will tako no
radical step in favor of Frcj Silver" not con
fident, perhaps, hut very hopeful.
The Maryland Democrats havo pronounced
unequivocally for gold. This is duo to Sena
tor Gorman's influenco.
Silvor Domocrats havo been triumphant in
every County in North Carolina but one.
Death or Gen. Whitelcy.
Gen. Eobort Henry Kirkwood Whiteley,
U. S. A., retired, a soldier of three wars, diod
at his homo in Baltimoro, Md., June 9, aged 83
years. Gen. Whiteley was born at Cambridge,
Md., and was tho son of Mr. Arthur Whiteley.
llis mothor was a daughter of Maj. Robert
Kirkwood, of the Kovolutiouary army, and ono
of tho orignal membors of the Society of the
Gen. Whiteley cntored West Point Academy
in 182b', and was graduated in 1830. Ho was com
missioned a Second Lieutenant in the 2d Art.
by Prcsidont Jackson, and sorvod during tho
Sominolo war in Florida. His next servico was
in tho war with Mexico, in which ho again
distinguished himself. After the Mexican war
ho was stationed at San Antonio, Ttx., where
ho had command of the arsonal at the timo
of tho outbreak of tho civil war. Ho was
offered a high position in tho Confederate army,
but declined it, and was transferred to Pitts
burg, whoro ho was in command of tho Alle
gheny Arsonal during tho entire war.
It is related that whiio at San Antonio ho
had a large sum of money belonging to tho
United States Government, and when the civil
war began his wifo sewod tho money in her
skirts and took it Bafoly to Washington. Ho
also removed all his papers from the safe in his
ofiico a short time boforo tho Coufedorato Com
mittee of Safety postou a sentinel in his ollicc.
Gen. Whitoloy loft tho otlico as soon as tho
sentinel was placed in it. Tho sontiuel re
mained on guard oror the safo all day, and in
tho oveuiug, when tho Committee of Safety
forced tho safe door, they found that their
sentry had been guarding nn oinpty safe.
Gen. Whiteley retired from tho Army in 1875
with tho rank of Brevot Mnjor-Genoral, and
removed to Enltimoro. whore ho lived until his
death." His body will bo sent to Nowark, Dol.,
for burial. Gon. Whiteley was married in 1830
to Miss Hester Dodsoii, of Nowark, Del., who
died about 10 years ugo. Ho leaves six daugh
tors aud two sous.
WOKS OE THE
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jxgm:i ir VA?ttZ-s'LZfP ssrerr-yc-"1
-. Y-rr-v, v,i-ni .-vrirw -irz . . -vi r?s 'jssk &-
Certificates lasnotl During tho Weok Ending June G, 1S9C.
T" f i Act June 27 Total issue,
- Classed . - g - , - sifc-sSiJFs -5
- '- 1 25 S S 2 5 -! Is -
5 j: S & 5 if ig z z.r u
O K K , Q 1 0.0y.D o
Army Invalid C 319 5G 43 I35 ll 65 '
Army Invalid, net Juno 27, 1800 25G 6G 132 17 J71 43 20 9 05 325 319
Army Widow, etc 71 - 4 2 3 3 83
Army Widow, etc, act Juno 27. 18W. 25 .. 2 2 253 C 2 . G 2G2 10
Niivy IiivttliJ"""M" " J
Nnvy Invalid, net June :J7, 1890 17 5 10 1 33 1 1 4 19 20
Navy Widow, etc. A 4
Navy Widow, net June 27, 1890. 0 ......... ........ -. 9 3 1 ... 13 .........
Army Nurse i 4
1812 Survivor. -
1812Wldow 1 1
Old War Invalid -
(51(1 it tin v iiio v m-
Tniliiui Wurs Survivor X l
Indian Wnrs Widow. 3 1 4
Moxicftu WarSurvivor.... 7 v 1J
Mexican War Widow. J9 10
Act June 27, 1890, with other claims. H33 55 12 47 197
Total 775 487 74 94 291 35 1756 53 30 9 105 619 319
"Which Settled m the Kidneys.
New York City.
help me, and for weeks I felt myself gradu
ally growing weaker, until all hope left me.
"Some time before this I had read of a
wonderful cure a man had received from Dr.
Williams' Pink Tills tor Pale People, but
was so prejudiced against what I thought
was a patetit medicine of the usual worth
less character that I could not make up my
mind to try them. As my pains increased
and death seemed coming near, I thought of
what I had read and of the symptoms of the
man who had been cured. They were pre
cisely the same as mine, and at last, with my
wife's earnest entreaty, I consented to try
the Pink Pills.
"I am now convinced that these pills
saved ray life. Gradually my strength began
to return, tho desire to live grew stronger
within me. After having taken three boxe3
I left my bed. This was early in March.
All pain had left me, and that terrible dead
feeling in my legs had gone away. I was
still very weak, but before I bad taken the
fouith box I was able to get down stairs for
a short walk in the open air. Now J ftel as
', x r
if I had been born again, and am as happy
a3 a child. Every pleasant day I take a
walk, and am sore that within a month I
will "be a3 well as ever."
Mr. Preslaner said he was not anxious to
have his name made public, but he felt it
bia duty to tell how ranch Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People had done for him.
It was through a statement made by another,
he said, that his attention had been called
to the wonderful medicine, and he hoped the
story of his cure would prove as beneficial
An attractive look-of thirly-lico pages, en
tilled " To the Veteran," containing inter
ricic3 xciih prominent cx-sohlicrs, and leanii
futly illustrated, will le sent to any address
ly the Br. Williams' Medicine Co., ScheneC'
lady, iV. 1", on receipt of a two-cent stamp
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in a con
densed form, all the elements necessary to
give new life and richuess to the blood and
restore shattered nerves. They are an un
failing specific for such diseases as locomotor
atnxin, partial paralysis, St. Yitu3r dance,
sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous
headache, the after effect of la grippe, palpi
tation of the heart, pale and sallow com
plexions, all forms of weakness either in
male or female. Pink Pills are sold by all
dealers, or will be sent post paid on receipt
of price, 50 cents a box, or six boxes for $2.50
(they are never sold in bulk or by the 100),
by addressing Dr. Williams' Medicine Com
pany, Schenectady, N. Y.
Chineso Postal System.
Tho Chineso Government will abolish tho
privato postal system, which ha3 furnished tho
entire mail facilities for tho Empire for c&ntur
ie3, and as soon as possiblo establish its first
Government domestic postal servico. Tim
action has been formally nnd definitely decided
on. Tho first step will bo the entry of tho cm
piro into the univor3aI postal system. Tho
news of tho conclusion reached was contained
in a dispatch from Mr. Denby, our Minister to
China. It gavo no details. Tim is tho most
radical step taken for a long period by China.
When sho will join tho union is problematical.
Tho installation of tho now service probably
will be accomplished by employing experienced
European postal officials. The only service
now is by private conrior, with a postal agency
at Shanghai for the United States, Great Bri
tain, Germany, Franco, aud Japan.
Since our last issue we have received re
ports from the following Posts of their1
unanimous indorsement of The National
Teibune's Service Pension Bill:
Cushing Post, 44, Ventnra, Cal., Frank
Hobart, Adjutant, indorses Service Pension
bill and forwards a petition signed by 51
comrades, which has been referred to Con
gress. Buford Post, 233, Johnsonburg, N. T.,
J. M. Jones, Commander, forwards a peti
tion, signed by 22 members of bis Post, ask
ing for a Service Pension, which has been
forwarded to Congress.
Summer Vacation Tours.
The Baltimore & Ohio E. E. Co. now has on
salo at all its offices east of the Ohio River
a full lino of tourist excursion tickets to all
the lake, mountain nnd seashore resorts in the
Eastern and Northorn States and iu Canada.
These tickets aro valid for return journey until
October 31st. Beforo deciding upon yoursum
mer outing it would be well to consult the B.
& O. Book of "Routes and Bates for Summer
Tours." All B. & O. Ticket Agents at principal
points havo them, or thoy will bo sont upon
receipt of 10 cents, for postage, by Chas. O.
Scull, Geu'l Passenger Agent, B. & O. E. E.
,,- , ..
The National Tribune has a letter for
Capt. Jesse H. Jones, of Georgia. There is
also a letter in care of the editor for Henry
Almnig and one for .Lieut. Samuel Howard.
Revival of Washington.
Ethan Allen's Drama of
A Drama by Ethan Allen.
In two parts.
Uver 100 illustrations,
The following arc extracts from volnnfory
letters received during the first month after
Gen. Daniel BrxTEKFiKr.D : "I have rend
a second time Ethan Allen's wonderful pro
duction of the Drama of tho Eevolution. It;
should be in the library of every pnblicschool
in the land. I am fascinated with it."
War. L. Stonk, author of "Life and Times
of Sir William Johnson, Bart.;" "Burgoync'3
Campaign;" ' 'Saratoga Battle Grounds," etc. :
"lean honestly say, the author has made a
success. It is splendid ! It will surely tako
high rank as a permanent classic, and tho
time is near when not to have rend it will bo
a mark of ignorance."
Iter. D. C. John, LL.D., President of
Clark University, South Atlanta, Ga.: "This
Drama is elegant, qnainfc, crisp, patriotic,
and inspiring; just 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 tho
book and the paper one year for $1.15.
Numbers 1 to 12, inclusive, of The National
Tribune Library and the "Drama of the Rev
olution, "all postpaid, for only 92 cents.
Books alone, ',$ cent.
Address, THE XAMOXAI, TP.IBCXE,
TV'rUiUiUKtou, V. C
A FURTHER REDUCTION
IN PRICE OF OUR
6. A, B. WAT
We Have, Just Been Informed of
a Reduction ly the Elgin and
Waltham Companies, and We
Give Our Subscribers the
Benefit of 'It.
"W"e have sold large numbers of this ivatcb,
and they have given entire satisfaction.
The -vvork3 are either WALTHAM or
ELGIN-, as the purchaser may choose. The
works aro made from the finest selected ma
terial; they contain seven valnable jewels,
tempered steel spring3, compensating expan
sion balance, patent safety pinion, stem-winding,
and pendant-setting apparatus, full
plate, a dust band that excludes every par
ticle of dust, quick train, jewel balance, por
celain dial, and all the latest and greatest im
provements. The case is made of nickel sil
ver, a composition just as haudsome and dur
able as coin silver. The case is dust 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 unique.
On the back of this case is the "G.A.I?."
badge, the emblem of glorious service. Tl'e
oii'er this lrntch to our subscrib
ers, postpsiid, for $7: with THE
KATIOXAI. TJRIBUXE for one
year ibr $7.50.
THE AMERICAN FLAcT
Everj' patriotic American citizen would Ilko to own
a tiaff. Hy special arrangement we have obtained
manufacturers' prices on a line of Amorlcan Hags.
They are all seveI bunting llits. The stars aro
stitched on both sides by machine ; no zigzag stitch;
no raw edeea. strong can
vas heading. Full number
of stars on all, except tho
smallest two sizes. We will
send these Hags at the fol
lowin prices, viz:
I by 7 feet $3.25
J by S ft?et . a.5Q
5 by feet .J.00
6 by O feet 5.00
6 by JO feet
C by is feec
8 by ia feet
8 by 15 feet .
! by 13 feet
10 by 15 feet...
IO by IS feet
10 by 20 feet.....
12 by 18 feet
These goods are sent by express, Uie receiver nayui2
the express charges.
There is a National movement on foot to provide a
flag- for every schoolhouse. Under this ofler no school
need be without one, for a contribution of a few cents
by each pupil win secure one at our prices. These
flags are of the same bunting used by the Army and
Navy, and will last for years.
"THE SAME CANTEEN" CHARM.
No. 120 is nn""bld Irlend la nevr
dress, which needs no Introduc
tion. It Is a fac-slmite of an old.
canteen carried from Antletum,
to Appomattox. It Is heavy
rolled-gold plate, designed e
pcclally for us. It Is sent, post
paid, with The JJatiojtal Tarn.
i-nk for ono year, for 81.(SO. Sent
free as premium foraclubofjfoua
For sale, postpaid, for 75 ct.
It wUl look well ou any veteran,'
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