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THE KATIOKAL TRIBUNE: WASHIOff, Dl ti, THURSDAY, jftlY 2, 1896.
WEEK IN WASHINGTON.
BundjLT, June 21. Bobert S. Chilton, Chief of
tho Consular Burenu, left Waslnnpton for a
continuation of his tour of inspoction of Con
Eulates abroad. Before loturmiiR to Washinc
ton ho will visit Canudii and tho western
countries of Europe. Mr. Chilton has re
cently been to .Mexico, whrie ho found many
of the Consulates in a demoralized and iiifffi
cicut condition, and as a icsult he urpes the
disuiiesal of two or three officials. In Canada
ho expects to find Consulati'6 whoso chiefs
have been ncRlificnt of their duties, and it
Tvill uot be surprising if several heads tall
there, and also iu European countries. -ll
was stated to-day that tho departure of Car
dinal Satollifor Borne has been deferred until
tho Autumn. The Cardinal has been anxious
to return home, and had arranged to leave
about this time. A few days since he receiv
ed a personal letter from tho Pope, intimating
h desire that he should remain iu tin- United
States a few months longer, but making tho
mattor optional with liuu. lie has deter- j
mined to remain. It is believed tho reason
why the pontifical authorities prefer his
presence for awhile longer iu this country
is the difficulty in selecting a proper suc
cessor. Voxday, Jcxk 22. One of the dangers that
threatens the American meat trade with Eu
rope is revealed by United States Coiihul Du
Bellot at Rhcims, France, in a report to the
State Department transmitting a newspaper
account ol atrial iu London of a driver lor
cruolty to horses. It appeared that the man
was engaged iu loading tho invalided omoi
bus horses for Eottcrdam and Antwerp,
where " they wore converted into excellent
canned beef, which is reluiled throughout
Europo in sealed boxes with American labels."
This industry, which, the Consul says, is cal
culated to ruin tho American export meat
trade if not slopped, absorbs more thau 2G,000
horses annually.
TUESDAY, Juki: 23. It was stated to-day that
there n to be no interruption in the work of
the Yuntzuclun Commission. Although the
individual members have separated lor the
Bummer mouths, each will continue u line of
-work committed to him. There will be uo
meetings in Washington during July, hut
the Commission will meet for consultation
through the Summer at some convenient
point. Commissioner Coudert will go to Eu
rope at au early day. and whilo there will
visit Borne to make cortaiu personaHuvesti
gutiousuf Vatican records which arc involved
in the inquiry. Most of ihc documentary
evidence submitted by Gieat Britain and
Yunezuela is iu.
WjttiNKMiAY. Junk 24. Tho Japanese Minister
Plenipotentiary to the United States. Hosui
Toru, arrived in Washington. lie i the sue
ce&sor of Minister Kurino, trauslcrred to
Riime. Mr. lloshl has long been a prominent
iigure iu tho political uiluirs of Japan. lie
studied law iu England, aud was tho first
Japanese to become a barrister at the Middle
Temple, lio is also an ex-President of the
Lower Houte of tho Japanese Diet; has been
& member or it since the organisation of that
body, and will probably continue a member,
notwithstanding his selccliou as Minister to
the United States. There is a considerable
speculation as to the future of Mr. Hosui. It
is freely 1 inted by those who should know
that his appointmuut to Washington is sim
ply the prelude to new honors for liim. 'ihc
Japanese Cabinet seems to be the yoai fu:
which he is destined.
TlIUBEDAY, June 25. The International
Peace Bureau at Berne, Switzerland, scut an
limitation through the bianch bureau at
Washington to the President of the fceuate
stid the Speaker of the House, inviting the
uiemU.-rs of both Houses to attend tue Inter
tiWUouui Peace Congrcm which is to absemhie
tt Bu :a-l't.stii, Ausina, on Sept. 15, lUu,
oud to lhe luter-Parhauietitury LuiilcreiicuJ
vrltmh is to follow it at the same place, Sept.
19, ISttti. These letters have been forwarded
by 31 re. Beiva Lock wood to Vice-President
Slcveubon and to fcpeakcr Bced.
FimjiaY, Junj: 2C The Headquarters of the
Aincucaii Ptotective Association were re
moved fiom Chicago toWashiugton. Mr. J.
IV. Echols, tho Supreme President ot the
Order, ariivcd to-day and established an
oilicc at J202 Pennsylvania avenue. Con
gressman Li u ton arnved this afternoon. He
and President Eehuls will make a tour of tho
"Western States, coiLtucuciug at an early day.
There is trouble in the Order over ibe'fcelec
tion of the rooms for Headquarters. They
are biluatod over u liquor store, and that dis
pleases the Temperance element. 'J hey arc
ntfco -controlled by a coinpuuy which has a
twukly paper printed at a non-union office,
and that displeases the Printers' Union. It
is claimed that the foreman of the paper is u
Catholic, and that offends the more radical
auti-CaUioiic element of the Order.
Batukiuv. Junk 27. The latest complication
in the Vcuezuolnn question was promptly
settled thiough tho trieudly intervention ot
the United ijtatoa. Mr. And rude, the Vcnc
zuelmi Minister, called at tho State Dejiatt
nieut to-day and handed to 31:. Oiuey a copy
rt a tei-gram just iceeivcd from Mr. Bojua,
the Veituxselau Miuinter of Foreign Allaire,
Etatiug that 3Ir. Jlttiraoii, the Crown isur
veor of Bnlibh Guiana, who, with his party,
WHb placed under arrest by the Venezuelan
Olheiali, Uad been promptly released. The
telegram to Miuibter Audiaiie j,b HfcJollovit:
"Jlsirrivwii tmi 18 more ciosied ou the Jolt
liauk of the Cuyuui to open a road. Tiie
GUb-uoMUiiMary of Acarabwji protested in
wrtiiiic liarrttou moisted and tiie etsb
couiiiitsry took him to the post of Eldorado.
Ai, boon as the Govutumoni was iuiuruied
aboneof It ordered the release of liarriaou aud
aske dotofls."
CHAT OF 7 HE CORRIDORS.
Col. Wia. G. Sterreit, of Texas, remarks sura
snnrrty : When TcxaB went Into the political
faro-gaine we put our monoy ou the three
kyardb Clovcluud, Free Silver, and the oflicoe.
Wo won o Cleveland, but lobt on tho other
two."
A Wabhiugtoii lady who knows Mrs. Mc
Klifloy wull, tayt; "Mis. McKinley's cShentials
for houic-imiking aro friends, children ati4 roses,
aud she Is nUvuyn suppliod with all thtce. She
Used tosay tiktslickuvH every child in Canton,
but confuses that the juvouile population bus
& Httlo ouljrtown her memory of late yeais.
The McKinlcys. as is well known, have no chil
dren of their own, tbujr two little oues having
died more than 20ycars ago, LuLMib. MelCinley
la 'Annuo to all tho wee lots in her noiuhbor-
hood, and in the great bay wiudow whore shel
likes host to Bit, thcte aro always two liny
chairs btuside her, one that belonged to her first
born, aud the other asouvouir of her own child
ish days, and the little chairs are seldom with
out occupants. Roses aro everywhere, out-of-doors
aud in, and as for friends, Gov. MeKuiley
Bfiid to a lady who hesitated about calling
for fear that Mrs. McKinley might be oc
cupied, lf you wait till she is by bcrsclt I
fear very much jou will never txo her.' "
Mr. Cleveland is the first President to ac
cumulate an immense fortune whilo iu office.
Ycry many of the Presidents Jofl'ersou, Mon
roo, Madison, Tyler, John Quincy Adams, Lin
coln, aud Hayes went out of office much poorer
than they went in; others of fine mouey-mak-ing
abilities, liko Washington and Jackson,
would have ben a great deal botteroff iiuap
cially if they isd staid at home aud managed
Uieir own affaire. Tie rcat majority of thoui
John Adams. Martin Van Bnrni, Polk.JTii
jard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, J.i Buchanan,
Arthur, and Harrison wore prudent, fairly
thrifty mcu, wlio lived inside of their salaries,
had little appetite for money, but had small
fortunes when they diod. President Cleveland
entered ollicc n poor man, and is now estimated
to bo woith inoro than $1,000,000.
Senator Knute Nelson, of Minnesota, has tho
distinction of being the only Seuator who was
born ou the continent of Europe. Four of the
Snnators wore born in England, two iu Canada,
and one in Ireland, Seuator Nelson was born
iu Norway.
A medal of honor lias been awarded to Levi
B. Gayloid, Sergeant, Co. A, 29th Mass., for gal
lantry iu action iu battle at Fort Stead man, Ya.
(in front of Petersburg). This non-coniniis-
stoned officer t'oluutccred and assisted in work-
ingan abandoned gun while exposed to a heavy
fire, until the enemy's advancing lino was rout
ed by a charge ou its left flank.
...
A Texas politician who visited Washington
hist week stated that the next delegation ftom
the Lone Star State would be almost brand
new. "Of the present members," said he,
"ouly Bailey, Gov. Sayers, and Cooper will be
re-elected; so that there will be 10 new men
out of 13, unless Judge Noouan, tho Republican
from the Sau Antonio District, should ho re
turned. Tho r:iv and festive Ciowloy will
doubtless become a private citizen after March
4, 1897, though, with true Hibernian pugnacity,
ho will make a stifl fight for another term in
Washington. Col. Culberson, the father of tho
House, who has served for over 20 consecutive
years, has only thieo short mouths of official
life after next December."
Tho talk about Justico Field having the X
rays applied to his knee to dctcrmino tho ex
tent of au injury has revived the reports about
his resignation. He is now begiuuing his 34th
year as a Justice of the Supreme Court of tho
United States, having been appointed by Presi
dent Lincoln, and on Nov. 4 will complete his
SOih year. His mind is as clear as over, and
physically he only suffer from an injury to his
knee, received 53 years ago. lie will not re
sign during President Cleveland's tcim, be
cause, thuuch a Democrat, he has a strong aver
sion to tho President, and is beut on not allow
ing him the pleasure of making another ap
pointmuut to the Supreme Bench.
Mnj. Samuel R. Stratton, who served through
the war in the 11th Pa. Cav., much of the time
as Adjutant of the regiment, received just be
foro the adjournment of Cougress tho appoint
ment of Reading Clerk to the House of Repre
sentatives. This is au office or which he is
particularly well fitted. He has a strong, clear,
musical voice, a distinct enunciation, and from
lo,.g experience has au intimate knowledge of
legislative business. All the comrades will re
joice at the success of one of the most zealous
aud faithful comiadcs of tho G.A.R,
Washington society peoplo believe that there
is au engagement between Miss Catherine,
daughter of Speaker Reed, and Representative
Charles B. Bennett, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr.
Bennett is a young man of decided ability and
pleasing address. He was bom in Brooklyn in
lEG-i, aud lias always lived iu that city. He is
a member of the law firm of Daiiiels &. Bennett,
of New York City, and a stalwart Republican.
He was a candidate on the Republican ticket
for Representative to the 53d Congress, but was
defeated in the landslide of 16CJ2. lie did so
well, though, that the Republicans rcnomiiMtcd
Lhiiu, aud ho was elected, receiving 19,372 votes
to 11.625 votes for his Democratic opponent,
and about 1.500 votes for other caudidates. He
has been a warm friend aud admirerof Speaker
Reed, aud is very popular iu Washington so
ciety. Mark Hatir.a, just now one of tiio most
talked-about men in the political world, bears
a strong reisemblauce to Philip D. Armour.
The two mcu look alike, have the same trick of
homely phrasing aud epigram-making in their
speech, aro alike in frankness and good-naturo
and kindlincBP, and both have tut us of the head
and shoulders as like those of tho other as one
pea ib like its mate in tho same pod. "My re
semblance to Mr. Armour has often been men
tioned to me," said Mr. Hauna, at St. Louis.
"If I had A i mour's faculty for making money,"
Mnllannaadded, with alaugh, "along with my
ability to hpend it, what a devil of a fellow I
would bo." Mr. Hanna doee spend his money
like a prince, sure enough. How much he has
pent during thoiast 18 months iu the Mc
lvinley campaign uo ono knows, except Mr.
llanua himself, and he won't tell. There have
been estimates as high as $.150,000. At St.
l.&uis it was stated that every day the Con
vention leniRined iu session co&t lr. Hauna
and the other gentlemen who were putttug up
the funds tho modest sum of $30,000 for roums,
club quarters, etc.
The Ancient Arabic Order of tho Mystic
Shiiuo has elected Harrison Dingmnn as Im
perial Potentate, and this caused much rejoic
ing in Washington, where Comrade Dingmau is
very popular. He served during tho war iu
the 14th N. Y., and has been promiueut in
G.A.R. mHlters, haviug been Commander of tho
Department of the Potomac and Junior Vice
tommauder-in-Chiof. On his return home last
weefc he received a flattering ovation, u large
pioeossion, with thu .Marine Band Drum Corps,
etc., meeting him at tho depot and escorting
i.im to the National Rifles Armory, where a
reception was held.
IN MEMORIAM
Tiio Dcatli ,Ttn Gallant Soldier and a True
Comrade.
Maj. William Blauobard Pratt, who died at
his lesidence in this city ou tho 2.1 hist., was a
(air lepresontative of u l.ody of men, now fast
diminishing Hi numbor, who waited for no sec
ond bidding to respond to the call of tho Gov
ernment to take up arms in its defense. Maj.
Pratt w.s born at Antiim, N. Y Nov. IS, 1S40,
nnd educated at Boston, Mass. At tho early
i)fO of 18 he went lo St. Louis, where he en.
god in hiis!uc;., and, being imbued with a
military spint, organized and commanded a
company known as tho " Ilalleck Guards,"
which, at the outbreak of the war, was fre
qnuntly called upon for service. But the life
of a homo guard, however honorable, was not
to the tabic of the young guardsman, and ou
the organization by tol. Thomas C. Fletcher of
ins regtnibiit, the 31st Mo., he tendered the po
t ition of Adjutant to Capt. Pratt. Ho partici
patedjnall tho cam pa; "115 and battle of this
famouhreguneiit during tuc Vickshurg and the
Atlanta fttuipaiiMis uniil Auz. b', ISG-i. whon he
wasapjMt.uti'il AlU-dc-Caiup on ;licslafrf ,Mj,j,
Gen. Jolin A. Lsgau, whose quick eye for u sol-
dier had observed tho military bearing of tho
young Adjutant, and ho transferred him to his
military family. Henceforth tho military his
tory of Mnj. Pratt is identified with that of his
honored commander. It is no small compli
ment to tho merit of an oflicer that ho retains
his position in a scrvico where "many aro
called but few arc chosen." It is Rn easy mat
ter for tho Commanding General to dotail a
subordinate officer for duty at Headquarters,
and equally easy to return him to his reginront
if ou trial ho proves lacking in the soldierly
qualities required in a staff officer.
But no such humiliation awaited tho young
Aid-de-Camp. Always alert, faithful, bravo,
and untiring, ho was brevctlcd Major for con
spicuous gallantry, trusted and loved by his
distinguished commander until tho close of tho
wnr.wheu ho was mustered out of service, Sopt.
0, 16G5.
Maj. Pratt was a member of Kit Carson Post,
G.A.R., Department of tho Potomac; tho Mili
tary Order of tho Loyal Lcciou; anl of En
campmcnt23, "Union Veteran Legion; in all of
which organizations ho was hcid in high
esteem by his comrades. Jn all tho relations
of life, as husband, father, and friend, ho was
kind aud geuerous, tho embodiment of manly
virtues.
In 1S82 ho came lo this city to accoptappoint
ment iu tho Bureau ol Pensions, and, tho fol
lowing year, married Mrs. Sudio B. Taylor,
widow of Col. Marsh B. Taylor, tho honored
commander of tho 10th Ind., who is thus for
the second time called upon to mourn tho loss
of a soldier-husband. Outsido his immediato
family. Maj. Pratt has no moro sincere mourn
ers than ilia companions in tho PciiBion Bureau.
By them his death was not unexpected, for
they had observed his growing weakness. His
heart was "out of order," as ho expressed it,
and he bravely struggled on at his desk; liter
ally dying in harness, ho bore his suffering
kmIIi Mm nnfimifn nnit fnrtilndn nf n soldinr
I And so ho was borne by loving friends to his
rcsting-placo in beautiful Arlington. For him
tho flowers of earth will bloom no more. Sun
shine and shadow, health aud sickness, pros
perity and adversity, alternating with us who
arc left behind, will not ailect him iu the nar
row bod whoro wo havo laid him; hut his
spirit, let us hope, has found a wider nnd hap
pier lifo in the presence of tho Lord. G. C.
Kniffin, Washington. Juno 9, 1896.
DEATH OF COL. BRACKETT.
Col. Albert G. Brackett. U. S. A. (retired),
.died hero Juno 25, of paralysis. Ho was born
in Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., N. 1., lb. 14,
1S29. In 184Ghewcntto Indiana, and in June,
1847, became Second Lieutenant in the4th Ind.
in the Mexican War. and was promoted First
Lieutenant during tho same mqnth. Ho was
honorably discharged on the 10th of July, 1848.
On tho 3d of March, 1855, ho was appointed
Captain from Indiana iu tho 2d Cav., and aftor
raising a company in Indiana and Illinois was
sent to Texas to fight tho Indians. His cam
paigns there were very successful.
When tho civil war broke out ho went to
Key West, Fla., thonco to Havana, Cuba, and
from there to New York and Carlisle Barracks.
Ho was sent to Washington, taking part in tho
battles of Blackburn's Ford and Bull Run in
July, 1861. He became Colonel of the 9th III.
Cav. in October, 1801.
He was severely wounded at Stewart's Plan
tation. Ho was promoted Major in tho 1st
Cav. on tho 17th of July, 1SG2; Chief of Cav
alry, Department of Missouri, in 18G2-G3.
Brackett was placed in command of tho Sec
ond Brigade of tho Cavalry Division, Sixteenth
Corps (Army of tho Tennessee), in West Ten
nessee, in January and February, 1804, and
was engaged in defcuding tho Memphis and
Charleston Railroad.
In July, 18G4, he was appointed Acting
Inspector-General of Cavalry, and Special In
spector of Cavalry for tho Cavalry Bureau,
Army of the Cumberland, participating iu tho
Bicgc of Atlanta, Ga., battle of Ezra Church,
G:i., and back to Nashville with Gen. Thomas,
takinc part in the battle of Nashville, Tenn.,
in December, 1EGJ. He received the brevets
of Major, Licuteuaut-Colonel, and Colonel for
gallant and meritorious services during tho
war.
Later ho was sent to New Orleans, and
thence by sea to Sau Francisco, iu command
of the 1st Cav. He published a history of tho
United States Cavalry in 1SG5, which is now
considered a standard work.
He was promoted Lioutonant-Colonel, 2d
Cav., in March, 1SG9. His Indian service was
quito extensive. At tho timo of his retire
ment, by his own request. Feb. 18, 1691, ho
was the souior cavalry officer ou tho active
ut.
TO PAY FOR SLAVES.
A Cunning- Scheme to Gut Money Out ofEx
Slaveliolders. Some mouths ago a smart individual of He
brew extraction, with a keen desire to mako
money by tho sweat of other peoples' brows,
took a room iu a prominent office-building in
this city, aud sent out the following seductivo
circular lo everyoue he could hear of as haviug
once owned slaves, or was the heir of those who
did:
UNITED STATES EX-SLAVE OWNERS
REGISTRATION BUREAU,
(Incorporated,)
Kxllog Builuing. 141G F St. N. W.. Wash
ington, D. C.
Sub-office, Provident Building, Savannah. Ga.
Dkak Sih: Thirty years ago (Jan. 1, 1SG3.)
the Proclamation of Emancipation was issued.
By this act moro than $800,000,000 worth of
legitimate property was swept out of the hands
ot its owners iu the Southern States.
This seemed at the time to be a necessary
measure, aud was resorted to by President Lin
coln a3 a war measure. President Lincoln
never favored the policy of interfering with
slavery whero it existed, nor of freeing tho
slaves without compensation to tho owners,
aud if ho had lived thcro is no doubt he would
have used his great influence to havo justico
done between the Government and so largo a
number of her citizens; but ho was taken off
by tho assassin's hand, and then tho great
scramble for place, preferment, and pecuuiary
gain, which has raged for more than 30 years,
has prevented any well-defined or coucerted
action being taken in the premises.
History shows that no civilized nation has
ever emancipated her slaves aud failed to com
pensate their owners. Therolore, ho is no
Eutopian dreamer who now looks forward to
tho timo when this great Govcrumout willtlo
justice to her citizens. Wo believe this will
he au established fact within tho lives of most
ol tho present generation. We arc now on thu
cvo of a mighty political stiugglo, the out
come of which will bo determined largely by
tho pace set by public opinion.
In view of these facts, aud realizing the timo
is fast approaching when it will be impossible
SPECSFBC
for scrofula.
"Since childhood, 1 have .been
afflicted with scrofulous boils aud
sores, -which caused me. terrible
suffering. Physicians were tumble
to help me, and 1 only grew worse
m4?jr&i. tinder their care.
iWBe At length, 1 began
M to take
AYER'S
SarsapariHa, a n d
.very soon grew bet
ter. After usintr
half, a dozen "bottles
I wtts completely
cured, so that I have not had a boil
or pimple on any part of my hody
for the last twelve years. I can
cordially recommend Ayer's Sarsa
pariHa as the very bct blood-purifier
in existence." G. T. Keiniiart,
Myersville, Texas.
THE ONLY WORLD'S FAIR
SarsapariHa
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral cures Coughs arJ Cgldh
CTvT 2) X" 1ca v5
to obtain an authentic record of slaves owned
and recognized as property by law at thatiimo,
wo have devised a system of registration where
by any former owiier, or the heirs of any
former owner, of slaves can have them regis
tered in approved hooks of record, and their
sworn returns of said slaves preserved for
future reference, at a nominal cost.
Carefully fill out the accompanying blank,
giving the number nud sex (in proper column)
of all slaves owned by you ou Jan. 1, 1SP3. If
you owned none, but aro tho heir of anyone
who did, so stnto in tho propor placo in tho
blank. Then go before any Stnto or County
oilicial who is authorized to administer an
oath and certify to the same. Then send tho
ntlidnvils to this ollicn with tho following feo :
Ono to 10 slaves $1 ; 10 to 20, $2; 20 to 30, ?3;
30 to 40. $1 ; -10 to 50, or moro than 50, $5.
Yoiirsworn returns will bo oilieially acknowl
edged and recorded in tho books of our princi
pal otlice at Washington, 1). C., and your origi
nal documents carefully preserved and filed for
future reference. A word to tho wiso is suffi
cient. Wo need not discourse upon tho abso
lute necessity of such a record (iu the ovent
that publicopinion should recognize the justice
of this claim), or of tho overwhelming im
portance of it being mado just at this time.
It will bo seen that tho foo charged for
making such record barely covers oxponscs and
reasonable compensation for those who do tho
work.
If you havo other evidence of ownership, so
stato in your letter to us, that it may bo filed
with your nfliduvit in our archives.
A certificate will hp sont you upon receipt of
your affidavits of ownership nnd registration
fee. Very respoctfully,
United Statks Ex-Si,avi: Ownehs Regis-
tiiation UunnAU.
Copyrighted by U. S. Ex-Slavo Ownors Regis
tration Bureau, !'.
Accompanying it was the following blank to
bo filled out and returned, with 11 feo propor
tionate to tho number of slaves claimed :
UNITED STATES EX-SLAVE OWNERS
RKG 1STR ATI ON R URE A U,
(Incorporated,)
Keixoo Building, M1G F St. N. W., Wash
ington, D. C.
Sub-oflicc, Provident Building, Savanuah, Ga.
Stato of , County of .
Personally appeared boforo mo, who
upon oath say that Jan. 1, 18G3, owned
the following number of slaves, said slaves
being held uudcr the laws of tho Stato of ,
County of , and that tho value of said
slaves at that dato was $ .
Number of male slaves, Number of
female slaves, Numbor of children slaves,
Ownor.
lleir to
In tho prcsonco of
day of , 18-
-, J. P. or N. P., this
It will bo seen that no namo is given as tho
responsible party iu this "Registration Bureau,"
uoiudorsomcutof it is given by any well-known
man, and it seems absurd that anybody should
bo such a fool as to pay money to such a mani
fest fraud, but the cuuuitig schemer harvested
dollars quite plentifully until tho Postmaatcr
Gcucral closed tho mails to him.
ARMY AND NAVY.
Tho 20 graduate? this yoar at tho Naval
Academy wero commissioned July 1. Twonty
oight wero appointed Ensigns, nnd ono cadet
who had applied for tho .Marine Corps, assigued
to that branch of tho service. All tho eight
Eugiuccrs were commissioned Assistant Engi
neers, aud three 'of tl)o class now studying
abroad were appointed Assistant Naval Con
structors. For the firettime in 20 vcats there
arc now more vacaicic3.in the lower branches
of tho Navy than graduates to fill them. Tho
grado of Ensign dhows 32 vacancies and that of
Assistant Enginccr25. After the vacancies be
longing to the graduates wero filled there re
mained for next year fully 30 places iu all
branches of the service. '
BRAVE BUT RASH.
An Anecdote of the Ill-fated Younc Frlnco
iTn'pcriuI.
Youth's Cojnpaiiiou..
Gen. Molyneux tells xi story of the brave
youiig Prince Imperial of France, who was
with iiitn in Africa in the campaign that re
sulted so disastrously. As tho two were
riding home one day they were walking
their horses a little behind the rest of the
company and talking. The General referred
to au action of the Prince who, some days
before, had gone straight for some Zulus on
a hill.
"Why did you do it," he asked, "when
the death of one or even a dozen Zulus
would not afiect the success of the cam
paign?" "Yon are rights I suppose," answered the
Prince, " but 1 could not help it. I felt that
1 must do something."
Just at that moment r, shot was fired on
llie left, and the man who had done it rode
quietly on, reloading. If he had fired at a
Zulu he had killen him; if be had fired at a
buck be had missed it; he wus neither hur
rying nor difinotfntiug. The conclusions
were pluiii enough; yet there was theexcit
ahle Prince, aword drawn, going for the man
at lull gallop, in danger of breaking his neck
by riding so wildly in the du?k.
' Prince, I must order you to come back!"
8houte 1 Gen. Molyneux.
The Piince pulled up at once, saluted, re
lumed his sword, and said nothing lor a
minute. Then he broke out, "It seems I
am never to be without a nurse! "
In a moment he added: "Ob, forgive me!
J3ut don't you tbiuk you are u little phleg
matic?" The General reminded him that he had
just owned himself wrong in the rash epi
sode previously under discussion, and the
Prince laughed, confessing himsdf wrong
ngain.
"Some day irf Paris," he said, "I hope I
shall be your guide, philosopher, aud
friend."
No one could help loving the young man.
He was daring beyond the point ol rashness
and gentle tinder rebuke.
TRICKING A ROBBER.
Tom I'll :h Wat Too Good a X.:twy;r to lie
Skinned by n Common Tiller.
San JFrancisco Post.
"While Tom Fitch, the orator and poli
t'ciini, was practicing law in Tombstone,
Ariz. Tor., be had occasion to visit Phoenix.
On the way there the stage was held up by
a loue highwayman, who not only robbed
tho mail and exprcs3 box, but searched all
the pas-ienger.-. The fellow found about
$2,000 in the express 4box, and Fitch lost
$10, besides a gbhL watch and chain.
"While still iu Phoenix, the lobber was cap
tured, aud, hearing thiU Fitch was iu town,
cent for him. Fjlch's face appeared fa
miliar, but the highwayman had forgotten
where he had scenil,aiid Fitch said nothing
about the matter." t
'"What will you defend me forY" he
asked.
"Well, I'll tell you what I'll do," Baid
Fitch. "I'll defend 'you for $500, but I'll
agree to get you out free on a writ of habeas
corpus for $200."
"All right; it's u,gor5'
The fellow told Filch wbere his money
was concealed, anuXtho attorney found it.
As soon as be bad it safely stored away in
his gripsack he staricTThome lor Tombstone,
and lelt the robber(fo lake rare of himself.
A couple of months later Fitch was nearly
fimhlcticd out of bis wits to bee thu robber
walk into his office..
"I see you recognize me," lib said,
"but you needn't bo alarmed. You robbed
"Yes; but you robbed me first," ex
claimed Fitch. "I was on that slage."
"Well, I didn't come to reproach you or
anything of the sort. I have escaped from
jtiiJ, and all I want is money enough to get
Imck to my old home iu Pennsylvania,
where I wilHend an honest life."
" Why, certainly, my boy," declared Fitch.
"Wait right herd till I cau go to tho bauk
and get it."
Fitch returned a moment later with the
Slieriff and saved $100.
4r w ft Erfr m. vu 1 Till
The BettekcHalf.''
We had one week moro at tho seashore, tho
Mlstrcs3, tho Maator and I. In that timo the
Mistress and I did our best and bravest to learn
to swim, divo and float and to "jump" the big
waves out beyond tho brcakcra. Tho navm
would knock us down and roll us in the sand,
would steal inside our caps nud wot our hair,
and would play nil sorts of unexpected tricks,
but wc ouly laughed at them all and went in
again. Tha women folk at tho seashore aro
sometimas exceeding timid. Ono extra-largo
lady who went in stockinglcs3,and whoso ample
nether limbs shone as white as tho foam, w'as,
despito tho fact that fat folks aro very safe at
tho seashore, becauso they float so oasily, despito
this she was mo3t fearsome. Sbo only ventured
about an inch into tho foam of tho waves, and
there she jumped up and down in an ecstasy of
terror and delight. She was so funny in her
immenso proportion?, robed in tho tcll-talo
bathing garments, and novcr venturing to wet
her ankloj, hut jumping up and dowu ou tho
edge of the ocean.
I havo had somo queries as to tho best and
properest coatumes for sea bathing, and pcrhana
right hero is a good opportunity to reply. It
was my first experience. I bought, ready
made, for tho moderate sum of three and a half
dollars, a suit of soft blue serge trimmed round
tho skirt, belt, collar, sleeves and down tho
front with two rows of white braid, ono braid
boing about an inch wide and tho other tho
narrowest of braids put right close to it. Tho
trousers and blouse wero in one piece, as is tho
only convenient fashion. Tho trousers woro
not mado very full,and-were fitted at tho kuco
with elastic bands. The blouso had a wido
sailor collar, not cut down low at all, to save
my neck from sunburn; tho sleeves woro
short my armB wero burned plentifully.
Somo girls havo the necks of their suits
cut away more and have sleeves to their
elbows, which means a sunburucd neck
and whito arms. There really is but little
choico in the matter, for you're bound to
bo sunburned some. The skirt camo to tho
knees, nnd was buttoned to tho belt of the
blouse and trousers. The buttons wero put un
der the braid, so that they did not show, which
is prottior than having them evident to tho
casual observer. Every whero that the garment
buttoned theflannol wasstrcngthened byaband
of dark-bluo denim, w.kicb made tho suit really
serviceable. With this costume I tforo a whito
silk necktie, dark-bluo waterproof cap, and
heavy-ribbed black stockings. For a woman of
stout proportions a bathing-suit miiiu3 tho
whito stripc3 ronnd and" rouud would be more
becomiug. A bluo suit trimmed wifhMdack
braid is prettier tho braid to bo used sptf?
ingly, and in up-aud-down lines rather thau
round-aud-round ones. A great many women
wear perfectly plain euit3 that look well, but a
trimmed ono is daintier. As to the! question
of sergo vs. brilliantine, the sergo orJknnel
having tho wool iu it is warmer, and softeti3 the
shock of a cold plunge somewhat, and is al30
moro comfortable when one comes out of tho
-water if thero bo a cold wiud blowiug. For
tho brilliantino suits one can say that they aro
lighter aud not so clinging. It is a mattor of
personal liking, I believe, for quite as many
women have the ono kind as the other. I Somo
women buy tho liltlccaps of oiled silk," and
then lio a silk handkerchief around thorn for
prottiness' sake. Quito pretty caps ofatcr
proof silk in dark-bluo can be had for thaprice
of a quarter or 35 cents. Enough as to bath-iug-suils,
except it is only fair lo add that the
Mistress, who is as tall and slTra as a lily, had a
costume of plaiu-bluo sergo that made her seem
taller and slimmer, while I, who am shorfand
a bit inclined to bo dumpy, wore tho ono
trimmed round and round. Wo regretted that
wc so violently collided with aesthetic idea3
but wo had "larks" nevertheless. . J
Wo mado an interesting discovery as to
hotoi management. Tho clerk on making dtit
tho bill charged for an extra half-day, at which
I rallied him, as iu reality I had my breakfast
at G in the morning, and was away boforo tho
day began. "Oh," said the hotel man, "for
us the day is divided in four partsthree
meals aud a night. If you cat two parts,'
it's a half-day; or if you eat ono and sleep
one, it's a half-day." Tho arrangement
seemed highly ingenious and equitable, and I
left him in peace. Tho same gentleman in
formed us of a curious idea in oxen parlance
here wo wore very much interested in oxeu
affairs. Tom, a driver in tho employ of tho
hotel, always calls out, "Gee! Haw! Ho!
Buck!" when ho wants thooxon to go forward.
Thero seoms to bo somo red tapo oven in the
management of these simple beasts; for "Geo"
means to go to the right, "Haw" to turn to the
left saying them both makeshem go straight
ahead; and "lio," or "Whon," aud "Back"
probably aro meant to restrain tho brutes from
a tempestuous speeb They arc always driven
at tho laziest of gaits.
Back of tho wave-washed sands and tho
dune3, whore the graw grows iu long ribbons
of a bright-greeuicolor, is a rich marshy land,
inhabited by moskclocsaud the daintiest of yel
low flowers butterfly-like primroses opening
their delicate petals very wide and yellow, and
sending out a sweet, elusive frasrancoasdaintyj
as a fairy zcpliyrr--Tho hud?, when folded up,
have a deep saffron tint, glowing as though a
light wero couccalcd in the heart of tho folded
petals. Tho leaves are fino and dulicafce. and
tho stems havo a dainty roso-color at their
nodes and along tho newer branches. There
is tho true evening primrose hero; a stnrdy
plant, growing down in tho sandy, sunny
places, and having flowera of tho sanio pretty,
fine yellow, but lacking tho sweet perfume of
tho blossoms of tho marshy places.
Tho Mistross, after several days had passed,
and wo had had plenty of unsought occasions
to discover what our neighbors wero discus3
ing, came to tho conclusion thatp-tho endless
narration " is tho most boresomo of all kiuds
of cou'yersatiou.
This is tho way our ueighhors talked :
Sho of tho Pink Shirtwaist "Nurso is sick
in bed to-dity. She caught cold yesterday. I
kuuw sho would. She got her feet wet, and
she was warm and took off ber warm skirt and
put on a pongee 0110, and you know how cold
pongco is"
She of tho Bluo Vail ovor her Bangs aud Com
plexion "Indeed, I do. Why, I find a pongco
skirt is tho coldest kind of a skirt. Last year,
when I was in Alaska, ono day I decided to
take offniy Saii'ucl skirt, and1'
Sho of tho Pink Shirtwaist "Oh, I never
would think of traveling in Alaska without my
flannels. When I go the least bit North I al
ways wear every iuch of me covorcd with ilau-
ucl"
She of the Bluo Vail "I simply can't wear
flannel uoxt to me. Tho doctor says I have a
very sensitive akin " O
She of tha Piuk Shirt waist "1 have a delicate
l V
skin, too, btitl'd die withont my flanncl3. Well,
as I was saying, Agnes last night camo to my
room and said she was sick, and I went right
iu and dosed her up and took the children away
and let her sleep"
She of tho Bluo Vail "I can't sleep1 at all
when I havo a cold. When I am the least bit
sick I am tortured by insomnia"
Pink Shirtwaist "Thank fortune, I ncvor
have insomnia. But did you over havo neu
ralgia? I sufler tortures from neuralgia"
Blue Vail "I never had it but once; then I
was in the Adirondack?, nnd I could not get
any medicine, nnd I thought I should dio"
Pink Shirtwaist "It's perfectly awful. I
had it once when I wa3 visiting Mr. Pink Shirt
waist's mother, nnd I went about so glum that
I expect she wondered how her son over
managed to live with me. I almost died with
it." ""
And so on ad infinitum talk infinitoly tire
some when not brightened by a sparkle of fun
or philosophy, tenderness, sternes3. fancy or
enthusiasm. Simply ono woman talks until
her neighbor gets in a word about horselT, then
number two I10M3 tho conversation. a3 long as
sho is able, but tho other watcho3 her oppor
tunity and breaks in- with her account aud
so on and on they go.
I suppose they thought the llhtrcss and tho
Master and I wero infinitely nonsensical with
our Bab ballads and "Alice" talk. We some
times struck deeper chords, but our main at
tention wa3devotod to quip and turn of words
lo the jolliest of stories and accounts of ad
venture and mishap. Wo ransacked our
brains to turn the affairs of our seashore lifo to
a joke. We know wo should return to soberer
thoughts at home, though wo are right happy
ovorywhere.
Wo read "Madclon," Mary Wilkins's now
novel, and found it a strong story with some
powerful scenes and dainty descriptions, but it
lacked tho fino finish that her earlier New
England stories possessed iu so marked a de
gree. I read "Virginia of the Virginians,',
ouo of Amelio Eives's early works, and tho
others decided it wa3 a bore from my account
of it. My conscience hurfc a little, but I did
not liko tho story at all, though Virginia, be
fore sho was love-struck, was a taking sort of a
maiden. Wo read tho " Princess." I read it
through, aud the others listened to snatches of
it. It always seems to me to be sparkling and
glittering and gleaming with jeweled words.
Again, one wonders why country girls aro
not prettier. Here one would expect to find a
sea-sboro maiden as frosh-skiuned, bright
eyed, strong-limbed, and full of lifo a3 woman
could be, but instead the village girls aro
dragged down, sallow, spiritless, and not at
all to bo compared with the city girls for good
health and bright eyes and vigor.
Elsie Pomerov McElroy.
THE TALE OF TWO COINS.
They Wero Found Upon Jeff Davis "When
He Was Captured hy the Troops. -
Washinglon FosLJ
Gen. Nathan Chnrcb, the Michigan rep
reseutative of the quartet of old staff offi
cers, who rose from Captain to Colonel of the
famous 2Gtb Mich., and then to Assistant
Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff under
Gen. Miles, showed with much pride while in
Washington a $5 gold piece that has a won
derful history. When Gen. Church's regi
ment was to be mnslered out in I8G0 Gen.
Miles requested the War Department to
allow him lo retain his Chief of Staff iu the
Eervice, which request was granted, and for
six months after his regiment had gone
home, aud until he declined td remain
longer, Gen. Church was with Gen. Miles at
.Fort Mouroe, their principal duty being
to gnnrd their distinguished prisoner o(
war, Jefferson Davis.
When captured Mr. Davis had in his
pocket the gold piece in question aud a
Mexican silver dollar. Gen. Church procured
other similar pieces, and effected an exchange
for the two found iu Mr.Davis's pocket. He
retained the gold piece and gave the dollar
to Maj. Black, the Dakota member of the
four who were present at the recent exer
cises, and who had been his tent-raate. A
few months thereafter Maj. Black was
showing bis famous dollar at an evening
gathering, passing" it from one to another,
when it suddenly disappeared, and he has
ever since mourned for his lost treasure.
Gen. Church bad better luck, however,
with bis gold piece, and while he cccasioially
exhibited it to bis friends, carried 1. as a
much-prized pocket-piece for 25 years, when
he suddenly discovered that he had unin
tentionally paid it out instead of another
similar piece of money be carried with it,
but to whom he had not the slightest recol
lection. He promptly directed the cashier
of his bank to lay aside any $5 gold pieces
bearing the date of 1S57 ibat might pads
through his hands in the conrse of busiuess,
-thinking there might be possibly one chance
iu a million that the valuable keepsake
would some time make its appearance. Six
weks afterward an old farmer dropped in
and made a small deposit, wheu the cashier
said to Mr. Church : "Here, see if that's the
gold piece you are looking for." He took
it, and was overjoyed to find the distiuguish--ing-inarks
be had placed upon the coin
when it first left Mr. Davis's pocket and
, found its way to bis own. Since theu the
precious piece has been kept carefully
wrapped aud safely secured agaiust another
disappearance.
While in Paris five or six years ago Gen.
Church was a guest one evening at the borne
of a wealthy family whohad formerly resided
in New York. Iu some way the hostess
learned that he had helped to gnnrd Mr.
Dnvia while he was a prisoner of war, and
Bhe said, with much apparent satisfaction :
"I have n Mexican tiollar that was taken
from Mr. Davis's pocktaat that timo which
I value very highly." Without betraying the
anxiety he felt, Gen. Church asked when and
wbere she obtained it, and was told that
it had been presented to the late President
Andrew Johnson whilo he occupied the
White House, and that she being his near
relative it had fallen to her on the -distribution
of his valuables after President John
sou's death. Geu. Church bad no opportu
nity nor inclination theu to explaiu what
be kuew of the old relic, but he has now
had an opportunity to personally tell Maj.
lrackWhere bis loug-lost dollar is, and he,
too, may. like Gen. Church, come again iu due
time in possession of hhJ own.
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castorla.
When sho was a Child, sho cried for Costoria.
When sho became Miss, she clung- to Castorla.
When sho had Children, she gave them Castorla.
HER HAPPY DAT.
A CHARMING STORY OF MEDICI NSi
AND MARRIAGE.
Two Open letter I"rorn a Chicago Girl
. IIow Ilnpplnoss Camo to Iler. t
Among the tens of thousands 01
women who apply to Mrs. Pinkhauxifor
advice and nro cured, are many who
wish the facts in
their cases mado
publicbtttdonofc
give permission to
publish t?ijjr
names for reasons
as obvious as in
the folic wing",
and no nfme is
ever published
without tho
tvnters au
thority; this
is a bond of
faith which
Mrs.Pinfcham
has never
broken.
' Chkago.Jaa.
5th, '95.
My dear Mra.
. Pinkhnm:
A friead of
mine, Mrs.
, wants
mo to wrlto
you, oecauso
she says: "you.
did ber so much good."
I am desperate. Am nine
teen years of nge, tall, and
"weighed 138 pounds a year afjo. I am now
a mere skeleton. From your little book I
think my trouble is profuse menstruation.
My symptoms aro etc.
Oar doctor (my uncle) tells father that I am
in consumption, and wants to take mo to
Florida. Please help me! TslI ma what to do,
and tclt me quickly. I am enlaced to be mar.
ried in September. Shall I live to soe tho
day? LUCY EL W.
Chicago, June 16th, '95.
My dear Mrs. Pinkham:
This is a happy day. I am well and gaining
weight daily, but shall continue the treatment
and Vegetable Compound during: the summer,
as you suggest. Uncle knows nothing about
what you have done for me, because it would
make things very unpleasant in the family. I
would like to giro you a testimonial to publish,
but father would not allow it. I
shall be married in September, and as we go
to Boston, will call upon you. How can I
prove my gratitude I
LUCY E. W.
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with women when suffering- from such
ailments ?
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