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PUBLISHED EVBBY THURSDAY
At Vlagitafl the oounty seat of Coco
Foil many years Spain has collected
In Cuba an annual tax of $10 on every
John Waxamakkk, the cx-postmas'
ter-peneral, it was announced at l'hiliv
dolphin, is n caadidato for tho United
A rocKET typewriter, no larger than
a watch has been patented, on which a
speed can be attained much taster than
a porson can write by hand.
Seciiktaiiv Cahlisi.k, in his recent
report, recommended to congress that
neither greenbacks nor national bank
notes should be issued in denominations
of less than S10, tho object being-
to extend tho uso of stiver dollars and
It appears from statistics compiled
from reports during tho civil war that
thero were 2'i8,C44 desertions from tho
union array. In a largo majority oi
theso cases, however, the ottenso was
merely technical and came properly
under tho head of "absenco without
The latest schemo of the Clan-na
Gaol, which ciuno to a head in Now
York a short time ago with tho organ
ization of tho tenth company for tho
now Irish regiment, is said to bo the
most widespread, formidable and carefully-planned
movement in aid of Ire
land that has assumed form in the
In anticipation of his visit to Chi
cago, tlio Jews of that city sent a reg
istered letter to Hcrr Ahlwordt, tho
German who 1ms corao to this country
to try to work up a sentiment against
tho Jows, requesting him not to in
cludo Chicago in his tour of the coun
try. While they made no threats, they
insinuated that if ho went there they
would give him a warm reception.
It is clearly indicated that the ques
tion of resubmitting a prohibition
amendment to tho constitution of
Iowa will engage much of tho atten
tion of the coming legislature, with
the probability of a spirited fight.
Tho irrepressible issue of tho liquor
tralllc has been discussed in the press
of tho state for months and numerous
plans for dealing with it have been
A REPitESE.NTATiVEof tho state board
of health of New York was summoned
to Malone to examine ono of tho larg
est herds of fancy cattle in the county,
belonging to J. S. Amsden. Out of 35
head examined 30 were found to bo in
fected with tuberculosis nnd they wero
killed at once. It was rumored that
other herds in the county were infected.
As milk from the Amsden herd had
been sold at Malone tho community of
that town was greatly excited.
Gbx. Miles is a strong advocate of
the introduction of the bicycle into
the army and has recommended that a
force equal to one full regiment of 12
companies be equipped with motor
wagons and bicycles. Thero aro at
present more than 4,000 men and offi
cers of tho army who aro able to use
the bicycle, and it i tho intention of
Gen. Miles to uso troops, stationed at
different posts, r make practice
marches with tho bicycle and thus ob
tain a thorough knowledge of tho
Mits. Pathick Kelly, of Larksville,
near Wllkesbarro, Pa., had her four
small children islclc with diphtheria
recently. Ono kept getting worse and
worse and finally tho doctor pro
nounccd it dead and ordered it buried
as soon as possible in order to prevent
a spread of tho disease. The nurse
washed tho little body, and laid it cut
on a table to prepare it for burial. A
short tlmo after she was startled to
see It move. It was immediately at
tended to and was afterward reported
on a fair way to recovery. It was sup
posed that tho warm batli revived it
The old soldiers, both those who
woro tho bluo and those who wore the
pray, will take a keen interest in the
movement which has been started in
New York city for a grand parade
next year of tho veterans of tho union
and confederate armies. A Now York
paper says it will be tho grandest re
union in human history and will pre
sent to the peoples of the earth a spec
tacle of veterans on both sides of the
greatest civil war ever waged, within
a generation after tho event, mingling
in fraternal intercourse and marching
in thoir old uniforms to tho stirring
music of the union.
The condition of tho agricultural in
tercst of England, as a whole, is per
haps the most deplorable to bo found
in any civilized nation of tho world.
A recent statement shows that very
few farms in England have for years
paid tho rental and that the condition
of the agricultural population gen
erally is as unfortunate as it well could
be. Large areas have in recent years
failed to produce sufficient to supply
the necessities of those who cultivated
them and It is probably safe to say
that at this timo more than half tho
farmers of England aro hopelessly in
debt to tho landlords.
Recent advices from Havana stated
that Gen. Campos would make desper
ate efforts at onco to break the power
of Cuban insurgents. He was deter
mined to forco the fighting because of
urgent orders from Madrid. The cabi
net has informed Campos that unless
decisive victories were won over the
insurgents immediately it would be
impossible for Spain to obtain money
to maintain ber army on the island.
The minister of finance said that the
Spanish treasury was empty and the
insurgents have made such a showing
that it was impossible to .float a new
loan in any European capital.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gloanod By Telegraph and Mall.
l'KUSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Charles 11 ATWooi,ono of America's
foremost architects, died at Chicago on
the 20th. Mr. Atwood did a great deal
of work in connection with the world's
President Cleveland sent a mes
sage to congress on tho 20th on tho de
pletion of tho gold reserve nnd said
that tho only real cure for the recur
ring finuncial troubles was a complete
change in our money system, but he
hoped that congress in default of the
inauguration of a better system of
finauce would not take a holiday re
cess until it had done something to re
assure, tho world that tho American
nation was able and determined to
meet every obligation it incurred with
It was admitted in official quarters
in Havana that the position of the
Spanish causo was becoming exceed
ingly precarious. The principal bands
of Gomez, Maceo, Pancho, Careilio and
Maria Aguirre, the latter both Amer
icans, have formed a junction. In tho
Kejcdios district Vidal's band was re
ported to bo uniformed and to have
outfits equal to the troops. Tho doubt
and alarm caused by tho stato of af
fairs was plainly discernible in Ha
vana, and signs woro manifested that
tho prestige of the receut insurgent
success had greatly increased their
President Cleveland on tho 10th
replied to the senate resolution of De
cember 4 calling for information re
ceived by tho stato department respect
ing affairs in Turkey. The response
was in the shape of a report by Secre
tary Olney recounting all that had
been done to protect American citizens
against tho rioters, and after citing
several cases wherein naturalized
Americans had been oppressively
treated stated that proper steps had
been taken to sccu re indemnity in all
It was reported at Washington that
the ministers of Venezuela, Brazil nnd
Mexico had made a significant call on
Secretary Olney and had cabled their
governments that the present timo was
opportuno for a political alliance of all
tho republics of the American conti
nent and that this allianco would con
stitute a formidable factor in interna
Gen. Moses B. Walker, tho hero of
Chickamauga, died at Kenton, O., re
cently. A short time ago ho was strick
en with paralysis. Ho was born in
1810. He served throughout the war
and was conspicuous for his bravery in
10 battles. He was tho last man that
loft tho bloody field of Chickamauga.
U he newspapers of England wero a
unit in treating tho Monroe doctrine
as a matter that could not bo quoted as
authoritative in negotiations with a
foreign power, and they argued that if
the doctrine was enforced tho United
States would become responsible for
the foreign policy of all tho impetuous
little states of South America and
would always be in hot water. Many
of the newspapers thought Mr. Cleve
land's message an election dodge in
view of the approach of the presiden
tial election, a little harmless twisting
of the lion's tail which would soon
Cait. Isaac IUrsett, the venerable
assistant doorkeeper of the United
States senate, died on tho 18th at
Washington, after a long illness.
Since the day of his appointment, 64
years ago, Mr. Itassett has never
missed the opening of a session of the
senate until this winter.
Delegates from national, state and
territorial societies, leagues and alli
ances of temperance reform workers
met in convention at Washington on
the 17th. Tho convention was called
to order by Rev. L. II. Wilson, of the
District of Columbia Anti-Saloon
President Cleveland 6cnt to tho
senate on the 17th a message on the
boundary dispute between England
and Venezuela with all tho correspond
ence appertaining thereto. The presi
dent said it is the duty of the United
States to resist by every means in its
power as a willful aggression upon tho
Monroe doctrine tho appropriation by
Great Britain of any lands or tho ex
ercise of governmental Jurisdiction
over any territory which, after inves
tigation, wo have determined bolongs
A manifesto has been Issued by the
executive council of the Irish National
Alliance of America placing at the dis
posal of the president of tho United
States 100,000 men to fight England
The manifesto declares an intense
hatred of England.
Ci.kahi.no house returns for tho prin
cipal cities in tho United States for tho
week ended December 20 showed an av
erage increase ns compared with tho
corresponding wcok last year of in. 9;
in New York thoincreaso was 20.0; out
side New York the increase was 10.0.
Joe Vendio has deposited with It. K.
Fox a check for 310,000, which he had
received from Dan Stuart as a guar
antee that Bob Fitzsimmons would
meet Peter Maher at El Paso, Tex.,
February 14. John J. Quinn, manager
for Maher, sent word that ho would
bo in New York with 81,000 to post for
Maher. Many bets wero being made
on tho fight at tho up-town hotels in
Now York, Maher being a slight fa
vorite. The second floor of the Palace Cloth
ing Co.'s big store at Minneapolis,
Minn., recently collapsed under the
weight of tons of wall paper, and Gale
Walters, a clerk, was killed.
In the district court at Perry, Ok.,
some 50 suits were settled in favor of
tho Santa Fo Railroad Co. against
townslte settlers. The property in
volved is worth 825,000 and lies in the
heart of the city. At the opening of
Perry sooners settled on tho entire
railroad right of way, which is 300 feet
wide through the entire city, and a
number of good houses were erected.
The railroad brought ejectment suits
against tho settlers.
Twenty-four miners lost their liven
in the Nelson mine entry No. 10, neat
Dayton, Tenn., by an explosion of fire
damp on tho 20th. The explosion was
succeeded by a terrific crash, which in
dicated that the roof of the passage
through which they had entered had
fallen in. No avenue of escape was
left and thero was no possibility that
any of tho men would be found alive.
Tho men were both white and colored,
including boveral boys.
The fireworks factory of Charles
Gcrhardt on tho Hackensaclc river,
near Jersey City, N. J., was destroyed
by fire on tho 20th. Tho damage was
The great trolley strike at Philadel
phia on the 20th was reported as being
in a fair way of an amicable settle
ment, tho traction management stat-
it g that if tho men would go back to
work it would receive a committee
fiom the men, hear their complaints
aiJ remedy them if possible.
The 20th was a day of excitement on
Vail street. New York, and matters
for a time bore tho resemblance of a
panic. It was announced that 31,000,
000 in gold would bo sent out of the
country at once, and advices from Lon
don stated that extensive sales ol
American securities had been made
and tho war news from all quarters
was responsible for the general, feeling
of uneasiness thnt prevailed. With
the fall in prices of the international
stocks tho banks called in nil their
loans, thus adding to the complications
of the situation.
The entire area of tho Dcsplaines
vnlloy, near Lockport, 111., was a rush
ing torrent of water on the 20th owing
to the steady downpour of rain. The
banks of the canal broke and half a
mile of Santa Fo railway track was
swept away. Many of the Inhabitants
left their houses, while others re
mained with tho water creeping up
over their floors. Cellars all over the
district were flooded.
The locked out New York tailors on
the 20th believed they had won their
fight, 30 contractors having signed ap
plication blanks for the return of tneir
The number of lives lost in tho Com
nock mine disaster near Raleigh, N.
C, was reported on tho 20th as being
30. The search for more bodies was
still going on, however.
Tin: failures for tho week ended De
cember 20 (Dun's report) were 377 in the
United States, against 349 last year,
and 32 in Canada, against 30 last year.
Fire at Denver, Col., on the 20th de
stroyed the Riche block, corner of 10th
and Curtis streets, causing a loss oi
Sl.r0,000, which was nearly covered by
In Morcland, a suburb of Chicago,
where tho sewerage was not up to re
quirements, many hundreds of people
were prisoners in their own houses
through the heavy rains of the 19th.
The water hud filled the streets nnd in
many instances the people had been
compelled to move to tho second story
of their houses. Improvised rafts were
being used in enabling people to cross
streets. Street car traffic was entirely
suspended. In other parts of Chicago
great inconvenience was reported bo
cause of the flood.
The six-story brick building num
bering 105 to 111 Wooster street. New
York, was practically ruined by flro,
the damage to tho structure and its
contents being estimated at $250,000.
Tho first floor was occupied by Nathan
Hulkoff, manufacturer of plate glass.
His stock was said to have been valued
at 3250,000 and his loss was estimated
Comptroller Eckels has called for
a report of the condition of the na
tional banks at the closa, of business
Fridav. December 23.
President Cleveland signed the
Venezuelan boundary commission bill
on the 21st and it became a law.
A meeting of men of both political
parties was held at Chicago recently
and it was decided to raise. 350,000 and
bond a delegation to tho national com
mittee at Washington and try and se
cure the democratic national conven
tion for that city. The meeting was
in favor of making tho Monroe doc
trine a plank in the national platform.
Three Italians, who were excavating
for a now freight station for tho New
York & Hartford railroad at New
Rochelle, N. Y., dug a hole in the
earth and made a fire to thaw out three
dynamite cartridges which wero frozen
and sat down near the blaze to wait
Suddenly an explosion occurred and
the three Italians were blown to pieces.
The New York Herald's correspond
ent at Cartagena sends word that a
tidal wave destroyed a great part of
the town of Santa Marta, in Panama,
and many lives wjcro iost.
An exciting fire occurred nt the Cen
tral hotel at Bluefiolds, W. Va. The
guests all escaped with their lives, al
though several were severely injured
by jumping from tho windows, but
a servant was burned to death. Loss,
A violent storm recently passed
over Hankow, China. The wind blew
a hurricane and caused n number of
rafts anchored in tho river to break
loose and as they sped down the swift
current they collided with a fleet of
junks, carrying all before them, wreck
ing and sinking a large number and
200 persons were drowned.
Andrew Johnson and his three lit
tle children wero suffocated nt thlr
home in Philadelphia by a fire. Mrs.
Johnson was rescued in an unconscious
condition, but was not expected to re
While Skating on Lathron lake.
near Denver, Col., Charley Jones, aired
eight, fell through an air holo in the
ico. His brother, Robert, and sister.
xuaggie, ageci 21 and 20, respectively.
and Ida Ball, aged 10, attempted to
rescue him and all were drowned.
A requisition on the treasury for
810,275,000 for payment of pensions for
til n nnvt snnfnM . f 1 .
.., uva. ijuunci, mu issueu on tne
21st by the secretary of the interior.
A fire at 302 and 304 Wabash ave
nue, Chicago, occupied by the National
Furniture Co. nnd the American Dun
lap Tiro Co., did 370.000 damage. The
Auditorium hotel adjoining was also
THE HOUSE COMMITTEES
The roll List at Aunounced by Speaker
ThomM D. Heed.
Washington. Dec 28. The follow
ing is tho full list of committees of the
house of representatives as announced
by Speaker Reed, tho first name on
each committee being tho chairman:
Kulcs Tho Speaker, Henderson (Ia.).Dal
zell (Pa.), Crisp, (Oa.), Benton MoMIllin
Wnvs nnd Means Dlnclev Jr., (Mo.), Payne
(N. Y.), Dalzcll (Pa.). Hopkins (111.), Gros-
vonor (O.), Hussell (uonn.), uouivnr ia.;,
Steele (Ind.), Johnson (N. D.), Evans (Ky.),
Tawney (Minn.), Crisp (Ga.), McMlllin
(Tenn.), Turner (Ga.),Tarsney (Mo.), Wheel
er (Ala.), McL'iurin (S. C).
Appropriations Cannon (I1L), IHnRham
(Pa.), Grout (VU), Northway (O ), Stono
(Pa.), Arnold (R. I.), Hainer (Neb.), Uluo
(Kan.), Pltnoy (N. J.), Hemmlngwav (Ind.),
McCall (Tenn.), Sayers (Tex.), Dockery
(Mo.), LIvtngHtono (Ga.), Kobcrtson (La.),
Lnyton (O.), llartlctt N. Y.
Public buildings and grounds Mllliken
(Me.), Morse (Mass.). Mercer (Neb.). Hicks
(Pa.). Hllborn (Cat), Kiefer (Minn.), Gillette
(N. Y.), White (IIL), Hyde (Wash.), Henry
(Ind ), Uankhead (Ala.). Abbott (Tex.). Skin
ner (N. C), Sparkman (Fla.), Llttlo (Ark.).
Pacific railroads Powers (VU), Hepburn
(la.), Wright (Mass ), Watson (O). Mack (N.
Y.). Carnot (Pa.). Johnson (CaL), Hubbard
(Mo). Karris (Ind.), Iloatner (La.), Kylo
(Miss.). Hell (Tex.), HarrUon (Ala.), Patter
Military attalrs-Hull (la.), Curtis (N. Y.),
Marsh (111.), Wooraer (Pa.), Grltlln (Wis.),
Southwick (N. Y.), Parker (N. J.), Hishop
(Mich.). Penton (O.), Catron (N. M.), Tnrsncy
(Mo.), Tyler (Va.), McCIellan (N. Y.). Wash
ington (Tenn.), Hart (Pa.). Lockhart (N C).
Interior, stato and foreign commcrco Hep
burn (la.), Fletcher (Minn.), Sherman (N. Y.),
Wanger (Pa.). Doollttlo (Wash.), Settle (N.
C), Aldrlch (IIL), Joy (Mo). Noonan (Tex ),
Corliss (Mich), Hennett (N. Y.). Stewart (N
J.), Price (La.), Patterson (Tenn.,) llartlctt
(N. Y.), Huslt (Md.). Ellett (Va )
Claims Hrumm (Pa.). Holner (Pa.). Dc
wltt (O.). H.inlcy (Ind). Ur'afl fill. I, Snover
(Mich.). Watson (Ind ), Minor (Wis ). Colson
(Ky.), Cox (Tex ), Kussell (Ga ). Hutrhcson
(Tex.), Woodard (N. C), Downing (IIL), Denny
Azrlculturc Wadsworth (N. Y ), Stablo
(Pa.), Warner (III.). WHIN (DcL).Henry (Ct.).
SaUL-rhcrrlng (Wis.). Lelghly (Ind), Hiker
(N. Y.). Murphy (111.). Snover (Mich.). Moses
(fla.), Williams (Mlsv), Clardy (ICy J.Stokes
(N. ii), Schuford I N C). Cannon (Utah).
Mines and mining Allken (Mich ), Couzln
(la.), Hartman(Mont ), I.pfsenrlng (Pa.), Men
dell (Wyo ), Crump (Mich ), Graff (111 ), Eddy
(Minn.), Hardy (Ind.). Cannon (Utah), Tato
(Ga.), Cockrcll (Tex), Nclll (Ark.), Kcndcll
Foreign affairs HItt (111.), Draper (Mass.),
Adams. Jr. (Pa.), Quire (N. Y.), Cousins (la.),
Taft (O), Smith (Mich.), Hcatnote (Minn),
Pearson (N. C). McCrcary (Ky.), Price (I-a.),
Tucker (Va.). Dlnsrnore (Ark.), Money (Miss.),
Hanking and currency Walker (Mass.),
Ilroslus (Pa.), Johnson (Ind.). Voorhls(O),
McClcary (Minn ). Fowler (S. J.), Lelevro (N.
Y.), Spalding (Mich ), Caldcrshcad (ICan.).HIU
(Conn.), Cooke (III ), Cox (Tenn.). Cobb (Mo.),
Cobb (Ala.), Mack (Ga), Nowlands (Nov),
Merchant marlno and fisheries Payne (N.
Y.). Perkins (la), Hopkins (IIL), Strong (O.),
Grlsttold, (Pa ), McCormlck (N. Y.). Simpklns
(Mass), Miner (Wis ), Horry. (ICy ), Hobbins,
(Ala,). Cooper (Fla.), Fitzgerald (Mass.), JL
Indian affairs Sherman (N. Y.), Curtis
(Kan.), Wilson (O ). Meiklejohn (Neb ). Gam
ble (S. D ), Doollttlo (Wash ), Fischer (N. Y.),
Eddy (Minn), Stuart (Wis), White (III.),
Hyde (Wash.), Watson (Ind.), Flynn (Ok.).
Allen (Miss.). Maddox (Ga.), Pendleton (Tex-),
Little (Ark.), Onens (Ky.).
Enrolled bllls-Hager (la). Clark (la.).
Achcson (Pa.), Crowther (Mo.), Russell (Ga ),
Lattlmcr (S. a), Clardy (Ky.).
Hallway and canals Chick crlng (N. Y.),
Cook (Wis). Lcisenring (Pa), Walker (III),
Foote (N. Y.), Laccy (la.), McEwan (N. J.),
Caldcrhcad (Kan.), McLaurln (S. C.), Lock
hart (N. G), McGann (IIL), McKcnney (Va.),
War claims McMahon (Pa.), Avery (Mich.),
Wilson (O.), Hatch (Ind.). Gibson (Tenn.), Ot
Jen (Wis.), Hurley (N. Y). Pugh (Ky.), Fitz
gerald (Mass.), Cooper (Tex.), Nclll (Ark.),
uuck (La.), Lester (ua).
Public lands Lacey (la.), Stephenson
(Mich.), Melkleiohn (Nob.). Dowers (Cal.L
Ellis (Ore.). Harney (Wis.), Curtis (Kan.),
wuson (in.), cuip il'a.), Sharroth (Col.),
Flynn (Ok.), Mcllao (Ark.), Lattlmcr (S. C.),
Downing (III.), Underwood (Ala.), Jarvis (Va.)
Election of president, etc. Curtis (N Y.),
Hakcr (N. IL), Atwood (Miss.). Arnold (Pa),
Hcncb (O) Kancy (Mo.), McLachlan, (CaL),
Mahancy (N. Y.). Tucker (Va.), Craln. (Tex.),
Lawson, (Ga ). Stalllngs (Ala ), Howard (Ala.)
Alcohollo liquor traffic Morse (Mass ), Dan
iels (N. Y.). Hainer (Neb.). Klcfer (Minn.),
Uurrlll, (IIL). Willis (Del.), Livingston (Ga.).
Cooper (Tex.), Wooward (N. C), Spencer
Library Harmcr (Pa.), Qulgg (N. Y.), Cum
mlngs (N. Y).
Printing-Perkins (la.), Chlckcrlng (N. Y),
District of Columbia Harmcr (Pa.), Hab
cock (Wis.). Curtis (la ). Hullck (O.), Shannon
(N. Y.) Ruling W. Va.), O'Dcll, Jr. (N.Y.)
Mllncs (Mich.), Wellington (Md ), Richardson
(Tenn.), Rusk (Md ), Cobb (Ala.), Meredith
(Va.), Abbott (Tex.), Cobb (Mo.).
Education Grow (Pa.), McCall (Mass.),
Clarko (la ), McCormlck (N. Y.), Henry (Ind.),
Harrctt (Mass ). Pugh (Ky.), Dcarmond (Mo.),
Hell (Tex.), Ogden (Ala.), Elliott (S. C), Law
son (Ga.), Shuford (N. C).
Rivers and harbors Hooker (N. Y.), Her
man (Ore ), Stephenson (Mich.), Rcyburn
(Pa.), Cooper (Wis.). Hurton (O), Harrctt
(Mass.), Reeves (IIL), Towno (Minn.), Dovenor
(W. Va.), Clarko (Mo.), Walker (Va,), Cach
ings (Miss.), Lester (Ga.), Clarko (Ala.), Mc
culloch (Ark.), Herry (Ky.).
Naval affalrs-Uoutelle (Me.). Roblnsoi
(Pa.), Hulick (O.), Hillborn (CaL), Bull (R. L),
Hanley (Ind.), Wilson (N. Y.), Foss (IIL),
Dayton (W. Va.), Cummlngs N. Y.), Meyer
(La.), Monoy (Miss.), Hall (Mo.), Tato (Ga.).
Coinage, weights and measures-Stono (Pa.),
Johnson (N. D.), Hartman, (Mont), Brewster
(N. Y.), Hedley (IIL), McCluro (O ), Southard
(O.), Falrchild (N. Y.), Loudenschardger (N.
J.), Cannon (Utah), Allen (Miss.), Uankhead
(Ala.), McRae(Ark.), Parkman (Fla.), Spencer
(Miss.), Clark (Ala.)
Judiciary Henderson (la.), nrodcrlck
(Kan.), Updcgraff (la.), Gillett (Mass.). Strong
(O.), Baker (N. IL), Connolly (111.), Jenkins
(Wis.), Burton (Mo.), Brown (Tenn.), Lewis
(Ky.), Culberson (Tex.), Boatner (La.), Wash
ington (Tenn,), Bailey (Tex.), Terry (Ark.).
Dearmond (Mo ). .
Post offices and post roads-Loud (Ala.).
Smith (IIL), Gardner (N. J.), Linton (Mich.).
Sperry (Conn.), Settlo (N. G) Huff (Pa.), Lor
rlmer (IIL), Bromwell (O.). Miller (Kan i Ap
hony (N. .), Murphy (Ariz.), Kylo (Miss.),
Seanson (Va.), Craln (Tex.), Ogden (La.).
Pendleton (Tox.), Hall (Ma).
Pensions - Loudcnslnger (N. J.), Coffin
(Md.). Colson (Ky.), Halterman (Pa.), Howo
(N. Y.),,Moscly (Ma), Strode (Neb), Hardy
(Ind.), Morse (Ga.), Stalllngs (Ala.), Baker
(Kan.), Black (Oa), Elliott (S. C.).
Invalid pensions-PIckler (S. D.), Thomas
(Mich.), Wood (III.), Sulloway (N. II.), Poole
(N. Y.), Klrkpatrick (Kan.), Kerr (O.), Ander
son (Tenn.), Andrews (Neb.). Crowther (Ma).
Erdman (Pa.), Layton (O.), McCIellan (N. Y.).
auuvo i"., unnut itvun.;.
Chairmen of other committees Labor Phil
lips (Pa.): patents. Draper (Mass.); manufac
tures, Apsley (Mass.): immigration nnd natur
alization, Bartholdt (Ma); expenditures in the
navy department, Thomas (Mich.); in the In
terior department. Curtis (Kan.); In tho post
office. Bingham (Pa.); In state department
Qulgg (N. Y.): In the war department
nm,f m ! v ,B8r cu,ltural department
Gillett (N. Y.): Irrigation and land
Herman (Ore.), militia, Marsh (HL), Missis-
2KEm ? n w T,,! prlvate Iand clalms.
Smith (111.), civil service reform, Brosins (Pa
revision of laws, Bowers (Cal.): territories'
SS,a.nt?n, P5 : war clahns, Mahon (Pa
militia' Marsh (111.): elections No? ".Daniels
(Sasl,): Na JhU (Inii Na 3. Mccaj
DANGER OF HAVING A DOUBLE,
Narrow Escape of an Innocent Man from
Conviction for Felony.
It is sometimes very unpleasant and
even dangerous to look like another
person. A friend of mine, who is en
gaged in the practice of law, told me
of a singular instance where too strange
a resemblance got a client in trouble.
A young man was arrested, charged
with burglary. lie had been surprised
while in the sleeping room of tho head
of tho family, and had escaped by jump
ing through a window, lie was pur
sued, but got away. Two hours later
my friend's client, a stranger in tho
town, wns arrested. Tho man nnd
his wife, who saw him, positively iden
tified the young man, us did those who
joined in the pursuit. To his nttorney
he persisted in protesting his innocence,
but could not account for himself at
the time the offense was committed,
except by saying he took a long walk
to see the city. The attorney who
at first believed his client to be
guilty, looked up his record and be
came convinced that the young man
was innocent, but his conviction
seemed a foregone conclusion. One
day tho lawyer met a man on the street
whom he mistook for his client.
"Why, how did you obtain bond?" he
"You aro evidently taking me lor
some one else." was the answer.
A bright idea struck tho lawyer.
The stranger looked as though he was
in hard luck, and a proposition to sit
in the courtroom during the trial was
accepted. The lawyer concealed the
double until the case was called, then
he had thereat prisoner sit behind him
where ho could not bo seen, the ac
cused being Miiall and my friend quite
Innrc. The double was seated in tho
prisoner's dock. L'very witness identi
iicd the man most positively, and the
prosecuting attorney looked fully sat
istied until the supposed prisoner was
pieced upon the stand, nnd it was
shown that he was not the defendant.
Subsequently a convicted burglar
made a confession, and among the
crimes was the one with which my
friend's client had been charged.
"When I was in India," said the man
who had traveled, "the native thieves
stole tho sheets from under me while I
slept, and I never knew it!"
"Yes, and when I was in the north
west during the boom," said the man
who will never admit that America
can be outdone, "I had to sleep in a
room where thero were four real es
tate agents, and one of them stole a
porous plaster from my back without
awakening me." Indianapolis Jour
nal. Klie Netrr FhIIr.
Yeast I wish that colt of mine was
Crimsonbcak Send him over here
and I'll let our new girl have a shy at
him. Yonkers Statesman.
Wool Have you ever met Dr. Emdee,
the skin specialist?
Van Pelt You betl I was one of the
first ones he skinned. Truth.
Brings comfort and improvement nnd
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. Tho many, who livo bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
tho needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Svrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in tho form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing tho system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of tho medical
profession, because it nets on the Kid
nevg, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in 60c and SI bottles, but it is man
ufactured by tho California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
approve of Scott's Emulsion. For wi'om ?
For men and women who are weak, when they
should be strong ; for babies and children who are thin,
when they should be fat; for all who do not get from
their food the nourishment they should. Poor blood is
starved blood. You eat and are nourished. Consump-
""" """ owuiuict iicvct fume wucn tae uiuuu ytt -
proper food. And nothing is better for starved blood
iauu CUD-LIVER OIL.
is cod-liver oil with the taste taken out. It is for all
who feel weak, have lost appetite or are losing flesh.
iVo one else breaks tip cod-liver oil as it is broken up in Scotfs Emulsion.
If you need it, set IU No substitute will
TWO SIZES, 80c. ana Jl.00.
How completely The RlackCatT"
ton's new five-cent magazine, hascZ!""
vated the story-reading world iE,v
by the fact that in three months it vU
already reached a sale of 150 oou , '
And the favor it has found wSj
press is equally well indicated bv tt
editorial comments of leading t,
throughout the country. The New Y11
Mnil and Express, for Instance, refor!?5
it as "the literary pet," while the C;
ville Commercial says: "We nnv
that this delightfully original nnjif
tcresting magazine, which is publish!,"
by the Shortstory Publishing Co l
ton, Mass., will hae the largest e!T
cter reached by nny publication i,
cleverly told stories of mysterv excit '
ing detective tales, and thrilling stor!""
of adventure render The ISlackCat
delightful new departure instorvw?
"Excuse mo," hosaid. "If I BCcm toU
littlo impertinent, but my curiosity IimI!
bo much the best of mo that I must rt.r
a question." "What is it'" Trc vol1
gentleman going golfing or a lady rSrl
bicycllngl" Washington Star. y Ewr?
Is families well ordered 'here is aW
ono firm, sweet temper, which iVtS
without seeming to dictate. The (irwv
represented Persuasion as crowned Rw
TncnE is not tho least flower but seenti.
hold up its head, and to look pleasauuv h
tho secret sense of the goodness of in W.
enly Maker.-South. m
Anrl rnlnQ nf rhnnmntfem nn i..
by remoyiog the cause, lactic acid in ig
blood. Hood's harsaparilla cures rheuciL
biau vj uv.uc.d,u.iut, I.UL3 iitiu. UStOniy
Hood's Pills cure all Ilvtr Ills t5c.
unfastens by itself you
have to attend to that.
Secure, reliable, strong.
Tke DcLONG patent
Hook and Eye.
! Send tro rrntu In timpi
for 'm Mother Ooote
Hook In colors to
Rlchtrdion & DeLosc
When to say "No."
When the clerk tries to get ndo
some other binding by calling it
just as good as the
Simply refuse to take it. No bind
ing wears or looks as well as the
"S. H. &M."
If your dealer will not supply you, w
Send for simples, showing labels and rs'e
rlils.tothe S. H. Ii M. Co., P.O. Boi 699,Nev
THE AEKMOTOK CO. does half tiie "oiiO
windmill business, because It has reduced tlieeott of
wind power to 1,0 ntiit ltw It ha mci tranca
nouses, and scrpuei Its eooai sua irp"
uyouraoor. iicaa&uaaues nuawu-
Dctter article ior ieis idoocj u.
others. It makes Pumrlns Kl
Oeared. Steel, GilMntKd iter-
PnmnlAtln Wlndmlllx. TUtlSf
finft PlTatfl S.a.l Tnvjr Sf..l I1UZ2 SaW
Frames. Klv-l Feed natters and Ifi
Orlnders. On application It will name one
of Uikk ArtiriM that it nil! furalsb tsUl
lannarj 1st at 13 the usual price. It al mates
lames ana I'umpsor an Kinds, sena tor csiwwun
Factor! 12lh, Rockwell tod Fillmore E(rd, Chlcuo.
nDIIIPJ and WHISKY haMlK cored. Boclint
o-xiki this ram nq ttiu r nu.
Morphine Habit Cured In J9
I1K. J. MM'HIAS, Ubanon.Oliifc
fil CURIS WHlfit All ELSt f Alii
bj But Cough tjrnp. Tastes tiood.
txj m nmo. soia oy arugs-rm
A. N. K. D
when WKiTiiio to advei:tili:s riEi'f
tale that xo w tho AdicrtiMnictt In till
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