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VOL. XXIV. NO. 27.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1889.
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TEE WOULD AT LARGE.
Summary of tho Daily News.
Tmt credentials of Senator Coke (Texas)
wore presented in tbo Senate on the Uth, an
after the presentation of a petition from Indian
re.ulents of Hr.mpton. Va. for n reform In tht
tystorn of isHUtna rations to students at Indian
Bchools, the Senate went into executive session.
When the dears were opened the Naval Appro
priation bill was taken up anil nn amendment
adopted prq 1din for two new steel cruisers
or tfunboati in addition to those already pro
vided for in .he bill. Pending turlher consider
ation tho Sonata adjourned The House In
sisted on its amendments to th- Direct Tax Mil
ond a conference was ordered. The Senate bill
pasted for a bridge over the Misoun river at
Leavenworth, Kan. After some contention the
Smalls-Klliott contest case from South Carolina
van taken up and debated until adjournment.
A iter passing several bills ot a private
Red local churaotor the Senate on the Uth held
an Executive session for a few minutes and
then resumed conMderallon ot the Naval Ap
propriation bill, which niter farther debate and
amendment passed. After a Ions debate the
Pacific Hailroad Funding bill was laid aside
and the report or the Committee on Privilege
and Elections in ths Wuhlrpton County
(Texas) case taken up, nnd the Senate soonad
lourned.... When the House met tho Senate
Mil to enable tho President to protect the in
terests ot the United States in Panama was re
ceived and referred. The House then resumed
debate on the Smalls-Klliott election case
which continued until the close of the session.
In the Hen ate on the 1,'itli the conference
report on the Consular and Diplomatic bill was
presented and agreed to, and after some routine
worlc the Senate proceeded in a body to the
Mouse of Representative for the purpose of
counting the electoral vote for President and
Vice-President. Upon returning to the cham
ber the proceedings were entered on the journal
and the resolution in repard to the election In
Washington County, Texas, discussed until
adjournment In the House Mr. Oat.es,
from the Judiciary committee, reported a bill
t i amend tho Naturalization laws and the In
diau Appropriation bi 1 was reported At 12.5o
the Senate was received in a body for the pur
pose of counting the electoral vote for President
and Vice rresulcnt. After the proceeding re
quired by Uw the presiding nfllcer formally an
nounced Harrison and Morton electud and the
Senators returned to their chamber. A long
and heated debate then followed on the Snialls
Klllott contest from South Carolina. Tho ma
jority report confirming Klliott in his seat was
Jinally adopted and the House adjourned.
Tsr the Senate on the Htti th reso
tion for a select comiuitteeof seven Senator on
on the irrigation and leclamation of arid lan s
wa asrreed to. Ono or two unimportant bills
irnssed. Senator Wilson (.low;.) a dressed the
Senate In support of the Lill relating to Ira
ported liquors A conference was ordered on
the Legislative Appropriation bill, and the reso
lution in relation to the Washington County
(Tex.) election was further discussed by Sen
ator Coke..., The House non-concurred In
the Senate amendments to the Legis
lative bill nnd asked a further conler
enco. Tho report of the conference committee
on tho Territorial Admission bill was presented
nnd a further conferenUo asUed. Mr llaker (N.
Y ) offered a resolution Instructing ti e House
conferees to (1 ) exclude New Mexico; (-') amend
tuo bill so as to provide for tho admission ol
South Dakota by proclamation, and (3) that the
proposed States of North Dakota, Montana and
Washington shad be admiltod on tho same
basis, either by proclamation or act of admis
sion. A substitute oftero I by Mr. Cox N. Y.)
providing for tho admission of North Dakota,
Montana and Washington was a Of p ted by Mr.
llaker. Tho proposition to eliminate New
Mexico wns adopted and pending further con
sideration the House adjourned.
Amomj the bills repor ed to tho Senate
on the 15th was tho House bi 1 to provide for
the allotment of lands In severalty to the Peoria
nnd Miami Indiau in the Indian Territory. The
qredentials of Stnator-elcc t Wushburn (Minn )
Were presented, 'lhe Senate bill to ratify und
confirm the agreement wlt-h the Muscogoe or
Creek Indians and opening for settlement un-
aKslj-'ned lands lu the Indian Territory wa
passed. The bill to retire General W. S. Kose
crai.a with tho rank of Ilrigidier Uoneral
passed. The Senate passed forty-one private
pension bUls In twelve minutes. After resolu
tion and eulogies upon the late Con
pressman Robertson, of Louisiana, the
Senate adjourned. ...In lhe House tho
Tariff bill, with Senate amendments
was reported. Mr. Mills also reported r
resolution that the substitution of a new Tariff
bill by tho Snate was in conflict with tho Con
Btltulion, which gave tho House the side power
to originate such a measure. The resolution in
structing the House conferees on the Territorial
Admission bill was agreed to. It pro
vide for the admission of North Dakota, Mon
tana and Washington. The Senate bill for the
protection of American interests In Panama
passed. A conference was ordered on the Forti
fication and Pension Appropriation bills. The
Post-ofUee Appropriation bill was further con
Bluerod in Committee of the Whole. At the
evening session thirty-three private pension
Tll Secretary rtf War has transmitted
to the House a statement of tho chief g
nal oflicer of the-army setting forlh the
very unsatisfactory condition of the sig
nal corps and the inefllciency of the pres
ent lieutenant of that corps and urging
the passage of a reorganization bill for
the Improvement of the service generally,
TltK Actinir Commissioner of Internal
Revenue has asked Congress to appropri
ate $100,fX).) to cover a deficiency for the
salaries and ex penses ot agents and sub
ordinate olllcers of internal revenue.
The Department of State has received
notice of death at hi post of Mr. Thomas
A. llobemo'i, consular agent of the United
States at Fuutli, Germany, oti tbo 4th
Inst. Mr. Hob i son was a citix n of Mis
aouil. He die. I or consumption, alter an
illness of several months.
CoT-omr, Lamont snys that the position
he will occupy after Match 4 will be that
at president of the Avenue C Street Rail
way Company of Now York City,
Bartholomew Cokfkt, agent cf the
(Jmatil'a Lillians in Oregon, lias been re
moved by a special agent of the Interior
llepartm -nt on aclinige tf falsifying his
Thk lbmsa Committee on Agriculture
has decide I to report ndversely the bill lor
the development and encouragement of
the silk culture in lhe United States.
Doth houses of Congress met in the hall
of the House of Representatives on tu
Uth when the returns of the Electoral
Colleges were opened by Presiding Offli-r
Ingalls and Denjuiuin Han ison and Levi
1 Morton declared elected President and
Vice-President of the United Slates re
Tut Senate in executive session on the
13th confirmed the nomination of Norman
J, Colmnn, of Missouri, to be the first
Becretary cf Agr. culture.
A JOINT meeting of Union and Confed
erate veterans engaged in the battle ot
Chlckamnugua was held recently in
Washington to lake steps to preserve the
battlefield and mnrk the position o' the
force. An association similar to that of
Gettysburg was deiided on.
Kekator Palmer, from the Committee
on Agriculture and Forestry, has reported
favorably an amendment to the Agricult
ural Appror.j tion bill, giving the Secre
tary of Agriculture tltM.O H) wit h w hich to
continue the experiments ia tho produc
tion and manufacture ot sugar flora sor
ghum cane and beet t.
Caftai R M. Rsmsvy, United States
navy, has been ordend to duty as Com
mandant of the ltrokl n uavy yard, and
Commodore George lielknap, now at the
Mare lslaud navy yard, lias been ordered
to take command of the Asiatic squadron.
The President Ua nominated Comruo
dope George E Delkn.np to le IlrarAdtini al.
Captain John G. Walker to be Commodore,
Commander Silas Casey to be Captain and
Llutnsiit-(iiimiaii lr James M. Fordvce
to be Commander.
SiwaTOR Trt.Lirn says that the use of
his name ia fiiiinWi m with a Cabinet ap-
intnient is entirely unwarranted.
NirHETiXT I AtRi'Hlt.n W3 summoned
hastily to Ca'i'oiiov ia. N Y.,on the 15th by
a dispatch announcing tli.it -l.n v enviable
rather was dtms f un " u'. e of varal-
The quarrel between Indian Commit-
loner Oberly and Secretary Vilas was be
fore the Senate Committee on Indian Ar
tairs recently when much of the corre-
ipondence was subrnUtad.
Ei-Secrktart William Windom re
fuses to either aClrru or deny the report
that he had been offered the Secretary-
hip of the Treasury by General Harrison.
TrtK House Committee on Appropriations
has decided to repirt a substitute for the
Cowles Internal ltevenue bill, proposing
the entire npeal of the tobacco tax, but
omitting the ' moonshine" sections of the
The total of the losses in the John Wyeth
& Bros.' drug manufactory fire in Phila
delphia was f!58,0J0; insured for $440,000.
The strike of firemen ana seamen on
ocean steamers at Liverpool has extended
to Boston, where several men have been
threatened by strikers.
William St. Clair, a clothing merchant
at Wilkinsburg, near Pittsburgh, Fa., wa
fatally shot by a burglar the other morn
The third annual convention of the na
tional Association of Builders bagan at
Philadelphia on the 12th with 3o0 delegates
Major W arner, Commsnder-in-taief,
O. A. II., w as banqueted at Young's Hotel,
Oke man wa killed and another fatally
injured and the tipple house and track
demolished by a runaway loaded coal car
at Galusha A. Giow's mine near East
Brady, Pa., the other day.
The Grand Lake Coal Company, one or
thejargost coal firms in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
Joit.f Ghat, a prominent citizen of Pitti-
ton. Pa., was found murdered on a oy
street recently, Italian robbers were sus
The Opera House block in Cape Vincent,
N. Y.. nnd the tank in which were ii
pounds of opium recently seized have been
destioycd by fire. Loss, ,f40,000.
Focb ladies were severely hurt In
Chester, Pa., recently by a collision be
tween a railway train and a street car.
The Bartholomny, Genesee, Kochester
and possibly the Miller breweries, the four
largest , in Hochonter, N. Y., have. It s
said, passed Into the hands of the great
English syndicate said to have l'Jo,UtX,
By the explosion of the boiler of a loco
motive at Nonistown, Pa., recently the
engineer and fireman were kiiled.
One man was killed, another fatally hurt
and a third slightly injured by the fall of
the cage in a coal mine near Mitchell
ville, Iowa, recently.
The chemical laboratory of the Ohio
State University at Columbus, containing
the outfits of the department of mining
and metallurgy, was destroyed by fire
recently. Loss, $30,000.
The Hessian fly is destroying the wheat
crop in Central Illinois. Ia some places
whole fields have been destroyed.
Inspector Bonfifld recently suspended
by Mayor Hoche, of Cliicng , has tendered
GicNEiiAL Russell A. Alger has bought
the Pittsburgh and Lake Superior Com
pauy's iron mine near Maiquette, Mich.,
for .f.SOO.OOX The mine ha3 been a contin
uous producer since 1871.
Peter Rooney, a blacksmith of Chicago,
was shot and fatal iv injured ttie otner
night by Ferdinand Vecchione, an Italian
blacksmith, w ho caught Rooney climbing
through his shop window.
Probably nothing could better show the
feeling that ha been aroused against
Governor Church than the introduction In
the Dakota Legislature of a bill changing
the name of Church County to McCor
mick County. Secretary McCormick is
Governor Church's most bitter political
Near Galesburg, 111., on the night of the
13th an express train on the Burlington
collided with a freight Express Messen
ger Whiflin, of Chicago, was instantly
killed and the conductor of the freight was
badly hurt, also a brakeman. The others
Tub Myers-McAuliffe prise fight, about
which much has been talked of, took place
at North Judson. Ind., on the 13th. It was
a very tame affair and after sixty-six
rounds was declared a draw.
A terrific explosion occurred at John
son's dynamite factory, near York, Pa.,
recently. John Hariin, an employe, aged
thirty-three years, was blown to pieces
and the factory totally demolished.
A number of stockholders in the Chi
cogo Consolidated Bottling Company re
cently applied to the circuit: court for a
receiver for that corporation. The capital
stock of the company is iGOO.OOO. William
HalTner was appointed receiver.
Chief Justice Joseph R. Reed, of the
towa Supreme Court and Congressman-
sleet from the Ninth Iowa district, has re
signed hi judicial position to take effect
February 28, Judge Harvey, of Decatur
County, is likely to be elevated to the Su
At Anti-Trust and Anti-Pool bill has
een introduced in the Minnesota Legisla
ure. The penalties are madeveny heavy
Assistant General Superintendent
N. D. Root, of the Northern Pacific rail
road, died the other day from the effects
of injuries received at Taeoma, Wash. T.
Rev. Father Daniel Dougherty, some
vears ago a Catholic priest in iansas
City, has begun the practice of medicine
n Chicago, having renounced the priest
The boiler makers in the employ of the
Risdon iron works at San Francisco have
t-truck on the ground that certain iron
plates being used in the repair of the
boilers ot the steamship Australia were
made abroad. The strikers contend tba
they will not work in any shop which pro
cures any portion or the Doners in the .Cast
or in foreign countries; that every thing
must be made on the Pacific coast.
John W. Street, inventor of the im
proved cattle car, died recently at Chicago
aged fifty -two.
A CARKFCL estimate at Cheboygan
Miclw of the logging stock for the coming
season shows that the cut will reach 140,
00'J.bO'J feet of lumber. Mill men look for
ward to a very busy season.
John I.ek was hanged at Alexandria
Idiun., recently for killing hts rival in
love an air In cola liiooa after a spree.
John Moe, h;s partner in crime, wa
granted a commutation at thelast moment.
There is some anxiety among farmer
and miners in California on account of th
.bsence cf rain in the valleys and snow i
Three buildings In Gluckman & Heller':
Llock, at Chippewa Falls, Wis., weie de
stroyed by fire the other morning. Th
loss on the I uildmg and stock was abou
f 1 70, 000. Partly insured.
Governor Rucknf.r, of Kentucky, de
clares that under no circumstance would
h be a candidate for the -United States
Senate against Mr. Blackburn.
Tvk investigation into the caute of fires
on cotton ships now in progress at Charles
ton, H. C, by a committee of the Stock Ex
change, is watched with considerable in
The Nat'onal Prohibition conference
met at Louisville, Ky.. on the 13tb.
The stock barn of 1. Henry Reiman near
Emmeitburg, M l., in which were several
valuab'.o horses and a great quantity cf
produce, was destroyed by fire the other
day. I-o, $73,000; cause, incendiarism.
C.J.Hull, an old cttizn of Chicago,
reputed to be worth $4,t0.000, died in
llouiton, lex., receut:y of Bright a dis
ease. A ni'.s on the corner of Maiu and Gayota
tieet-l Memphis, 'Irnti., on the night of
t'.ie KUli inflicted a !. of aliont f.tW.oOO.
The priucipal sufferer wa tb,e Mansfield
Two more fruitless ballots for United
States Senator were taken by the West
Virginia Legislature on the I2th.
The Bank of Bedford at Liberty, Va.,
has suspended. Asset and liabilities un-
The official trial of the new gunboat
Yorktown was made iu Delaware bay re
cently and was pronounced a success.
Monroe Wilkerson, a colored murderer
condemned to be hanged at Scottsville,
Ky., March 12, made a desperate attempt
to escape the other night but was recapt
ured and chained to the jail floor.
The recent riots in Rome are charged to
French agitators, some of whom were ar
The Caar of Russia has purchased two
large estates in the Crimea and will es
tablish an imperial residence there.
Dhuleep Singh has sent to India a proc-
amatton inviting the people to subscribe
the sum of H, 000, 000 with the object of
throwing off the English yoke.
It has lately been discovered that the
barbed wire patents are worthless, a pat
ent having been granted to Louis Janin in
France, April 19, 1803, for the invention,
which is anterior to the Gliddun patents
granted in this country, and which, under
the law, makes them of no value.
The labor strike in the north of France
s extending. The Socialists are actively
at work among the laboring classes.
No credence is given in Calcutta to re
ports that the Ameer of Afghanistan has
designs upon Russia. He is simply paci
fying the province. He will return to
Cabul in the spring and will spend the
summer at Candahar.
The betrothal of Prince Leopold, the son
of the Red Prince, to Princess Sophie, sis
ter of the Emperor of Germany, is an
The trial cf Dr. King commenced at
Lamtieth Palace on the 13th before the
Archbishop of Canterbury. Dr. King was
charged with illegal ritualism.
Many houses at -Plt-uvier, a village in
the canton of Chatelet, Switzerland, have
been demolished by landslides and the
people are panic-stricken.
Thousands of unemployed men are
wandering along the Panama canal await
ing the termination of the financial crisis.
De Lesseps' latest scheme ia to issue new
bonds, subscription to open March 1 and
close March 9.
In consequence of its defeat on a motion
to adjourn in a debate on the Constitution
revision question in the French Chamber
of Deputies on tho 14th, the Floquet Min
Late advices from Samoa say there has
been no change in the situation. There
has been no fighting, and Tamasese and
Mataafa remain in their strongholds. The
British Consul has warned British subjects
not to supply natives with arms and to
maintain strict neutrality. The British war
ship Calliope has replaced the war ship
Royalist. The German and American
war ships remain stationary. Herr
Brandeis, the leading partisan of Tama
sese, has been recalled to Berlin.
Another tragedy was enacted at Lake
Stanberg, Bavaria, recently when two per
sons drowned themselves in its waters.
Since the suicide of King Ludvvig eleven
persons have arownea meiu3elves iu tne
A lively war on freight rates is brew
ing among the Atlantic steamsnip tmes.
The White Star Company has cut rates
from Europe fifty per cent, and the other
linei ore ready to follow.
The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy rail
road directors have declared adividendof
one per cent
The Washburn & Moen Barbed Wire
Company, which controls all the patents
In this country, claim that the-Janen pat
ent in France does not cover the Gliddeu
Advices from Shanghai state that the
famine in Anhui and Ksnqsu was 'worse.
In one province 300 families were starving
and altogether several millions were snf
fering from famine caused by drought two
years in succession.
Much comment has been caused m
Vienna by the news of the holding of a
court ball nt St. Petersburg. It is stated
that the Czarina tried to prevent it, but
that the Czar insisted upon holding the
ball because of a similar action in Aus
tria during Russia's mourning period.
The Danish Embassy alono was invited to
the Russian ball.
The committee appointed at the recent
meeting of the American Shipping and
Industrial League have presented to Gen
eral Harrison the resolations adopted by
BusiES9 failures (Dnn's report) for the
seven days ended February 14 numbered
2S-9, compared with 303 the previous week
and 273 the corresponding week of last
From the comments of the Ji.uropeau
press Floquet's fall created a doep impres
sion in Berlin and Vienna.
A. cyclone passed through Bibb county,
Ala., on the night of the 17th, doing great
damage. 1 Sevrernl persons are said to have
been killed and many injured.
John G. Gordon, of New York, has of
fered a premium of $1,000 for the city or
town in Florida which on juiy l, jsii,
shall present the most cleanly condition in
pubHc and private premises.
The Railroad Commission of Mississipp
has reduced the rate on grain, hay, cotton
seed meal and canned goddson the Illinois
A terrible raim storm prevailed be
tween Dark's Mill and Pulaski, Teuu., on
the night of the Kith. It was almost equal
to a waterspout over that entire territory.
Every stream w as filled ' to overflowing.
Fences were dertroyed, and iu many cases
outhouses iu close proximity to the streets
were swept awny by the torrents of water.
An illicit still and a complete, though
crude apparatus for tho production of corn
whisky havo been '.unearthed in Chicago
and seized by the United States revenue
George M. Pullman has secured a prac
tical monopoly of the sleeping-car service
of both classes of travel on the entire sys
tem of transcontinental railroads.
The Supreme Court of Tenifc'ssee has de
cided tlint it cannot interfere iu the matter
of the Bates-Evans controversy. It can
not compel the Governor to do what he re
fuses to do.
Four children ot Mr. Wellington, living
near Faulkner Station, Miss., were burnei
to death on the night of the 15th.
AT a party in Delaware Bend, Texas, on
the night of the l."tu, Charlie West was
killed by a Mr. Harris. Wet fired twice
at Harris w ounding him. Ou retiringkfrom
the conflict Harris fired backward over his
shoulder, the ball taking effect in the fore
head of West. He died instantly.
A. M. Streeter, late U nion Labor can
didate for President, advocates a fusion of
the Prohibition and Union Lubor parties.
The Democrats of the House have ar
ranged for a caucus to consider the Mills
resolution declaring the Senate bill uncon
stitutional, and to discuss the present
tariff situation geuerfdiy.
The regular physicians of Massachu
setts have Ix'guu an cpen warfare on the
faith curists and have introduced a bill in
the Legislature to prevent them from prac
ticing in that State.
Representative; Bueck in ridge, of
Arkansas, has sent a communication to the
House committe ou wlectioui, calling the
atteutionof the committee fo the resolu
tions otT .-red by the Hon. Charles Grot
venor relating to thecougressional election
iu the Second Arkansas District, aud urging
THE WEEK'S BUSINESS.
Dun' Report For the Week Makes a Fa
vorable liuniness Showing.
New York, Feb. 16. R. G. Dun & Co.'s
weekly review of trade says: Actual im
provement in business continues. The up
ward movement in prices which was no
ticed last week has not been sustained, the
general average for commodities being
about half of 1 per cent, lower than a week
ago. The output of pig iron has dimin
ished. The iurnaces in blast February 1
were producing 147,111 tons weekly,
against 152,270 January 1, a decline of 3X
The rail business is stagnant again,
only three mills out of fourteen now run
ning. The plate and tank iron trade is
dull, and in structural iron the business is
slow. There is cutting in sales of pig iron
by some Northern as well as Southern
furnaces, and purchases are generally
confined to immediate needs. The coal
trade is depressed by over-production and
cutting of rates. The copper market, has
been weaker abroad, and conflicting
rumors about the refusal of American
mines to contract with the synd-ioate are
current. Sales of lead have reached 1,400
tons, with prices declining to $3.60. The
tin market is demoralized, with sales at
Wheat has advanced lc for the week.
Atlantic exports were, in five weeks, end
ed February 2, only 242,453 bushels,
against 1,704,333 last year, and of flour,
6c3,760 barrels, against 1,032,532 last year.
This, compared wjth exports of 10,115,333
bushels of corn during the same weeks,
against 11,728,567 last year, shows that the
foreign trade has been affected by the
speculation which holds the prices of
wheat at Chicago far above prices at the
seaboard. Corn has advanced but Xc with
sales of 9,000,000 bushels, and oats are un
changed. O l speculation has lifted the
pries 4ic, with sales of 7,000,000 bar
rels here. Cotton, with sales of
375.C00 barrels, and coffee, with
sales of 207,000 bags, have each de
dined and ,'c, and pork is 50c lower, with
lard 27 c lower per 100 pounds. The dry
goods operations, as in other branches of
business, are, to some extent, retarded b.y
the close scrutiny of credits which the
slowness of collection . in many quarters
prompts, but the reports from the interior
in that respect are this week of a rather
more favorable character than before.
Clearings through banks last week were
1S.1G larger than a year ago, outside of
New York, only seven cities reporting any
decrease, of which San Francisco,
Minneapolis and St. rraul were
the most important. The stock
market has been stronger on . ac
count of the covering of shorts, but more
discriminating in its temper than usual,
Most of the granger roads are weaker, and
the failure to get the presidents' agree
ment signed by all the companies has i
depressing influence. Evidences that an
agreement is actually evaded are accumu
lating, and the Baltimore receipts of corn
are especially noticed. The exports of
merchandise have been larger and show a
The money market has been easy, rates
on call declining from 2 to IX per cent
and the treasury has disbursed during the
week $1,200,000 more than it has taken in,
but the decrease in circulation of silver
THE MILLS BILL.
A. Constitutional Question Involved In the
Washington, Feb. 10. Mr. Mills, of
Texas, from the Committee on Ways and
Means reported back the Mills Tariff bill
with Senate amendments, and by direc
tion of the Speaker it was referred to the
Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Mills also reported the following res
olution which he said presented a ques
tion of privilege and the consideration of
which, he said, die would ask the House to
enter upon on Tuesday next:
Bfsolved, That the substitution by the Senate
under the form ot an amendment for the bill of
the House No. 8051 (the Mills bill of another
and different bill containing a general revision
of the laws, imposing duties and internal taxes.
is in conflict with the true intent and purposes
of section 7, article 1, of the Constitution and
that said bill be returned to the Senate with
the respectful suggestion that said section rests
in the House of Representatives the sole power
to originate such a measure.
Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, -said that the
constitutional objection raised by the ma
jority of the committee to a reduction of
the revenue had been called to the . atten
tion of the committee ..only that morning.
He therefore reserved to the minority the
right to file their views.
The remainder of the report is devoted
to an explanation of the points of differ
ence between the Senate and the. House
bills and an argument intended to prove
that the Senate bill is in no sense a proper
amendment of the House bill.
A Caboose Crashed In ISy a Collision
One Greatly Hurt.
Ashland, Neb., Feb. 16. J. B. Dyatt, a
stock man, was sitting in a chair iu the
caboose of a freight train standing on the
track here about four o'clock yesterday
morning, with his face turned toward the
rear of the car asleep, when he was eud
denly awakened by a crash and opened
his eyes just in time to see the
headlight of a locomotive making
toward him through the back door.
Another moment and he found him
self jammed in among the fragments of
the caboose w ith pieces of timber piled all
about him. The car had been telescoped
by an extra fast stock train. One man who
was asleep on one of the seats which ran
lengthwiseof the car awoke to find him
self lying near the engine with the cush
ion still under him and one end of it un
der the drive wheel. Another passenger
was thrown out ou the ground with pieces
of the wrecked car forming a shelter
on all sides. His nose bled a few drops
but beyond this he was unhurt The rest
of the passengers had similar narrow and
strange escapes. There were just thirteen
men in the car arhen the'accident occurred
and not one of them was even seriously
bruised, although the car was broken al
most in splinters, the engine crushed into
a shapeless mass and several cor thrown
from the track and piled on top of each
A Wife Heater Whipped.
Yoakum, Tex., Feb. 10. At ten o'clock
last night a party of forty masked men
took Ed Brown out of his house, stripped
and tied him to a tree in an out-of-the-way
place and gave him fifty lashes with
a cat-o'-nine tails, leaving marks on his
back to remind him for the balance of b
life of the punishment received for whip
ping his wife. Brown has been abusing
his wife since they were married two
years ago. His last act of whipping her
yesterday, when just recovering from
sicknesof childbirth, aroused the indig
nation of the community. The party con
s sled of her relatives and near neighbors.
Although some cf them were recognized,
there has been no attempt to make arrests.
Killed By the Cable,
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 16. Frita Mil
ler, the five-year-oil son of Chris Miller,
who resides at 171S West Ninth, was run
over and killed by a Metropolitan cable
train at the crossing of Ninth and
Wyoming streets at 11: 15 yesterday morn
ing. He was playing in the street, and
ran directly in front of the train, which,
at the time, was slowing up for the cross
ing. The wheels of the grip car passed
over his body, breaking his back aud ribs
nd his arm, and also horribly mutilating
his face, the under jaw lieiug torn away.
He was dead when pioked uo- The body
was removed to Undertaker Carlat's,
wLre an inoimst will be held.
GERMAN WHITE BOOK.
The Ssmoan Situation From the German
Point of View.
Berlin, Feb. 16. In the Reichstag yes-
terdav a white book in reference to the
Samoan matter was introduced. It com
prises forty-four documents, extending
from December 8, 1S88, to February 5, '1889.
Among the document relating to recent
events is the report of the German Consul
at Apia, dated February 24, 1SSS, which
describes the endeavors of Atneiicans and
Englishmen to provoke conflict
A dispatch dated September
deals with the revolt of Mataafa
spport given him by Captain
U. a. N.
After an account of the attack upon the
Germans on December 18 comes a letter
from Count Herbert Bismarck, dated Jan
uary 1, to the German Minister at Wash
ington and London, directing them to in
form Secretary Bayard and Lord Salis
bury respecting the "attack and ordering
the Minister at Washington to complain to
the United States Government that the
American, Klein, was prominent in the
fighting. The Minister is further instruct
ed to declare that Germany adhered to
her treaties and would respect the rights
founded thereon and would appeal to both
Governments to co-operate actively with
Germany and re-establish tranquility.
January 8, Count Herbert Bismarck tele
graphed to the German Consul at Apia
that, on account of an agreement with the
United States and Great Britain, the an
nexation of Samoa by Germany was out
of the question.
A dispatch sent to the German embassies
at London and Washington January 13
stated that the object of the military
measures against Mataafa and his par
tisans was to punish the murderers of Ger
man soldiers and to secure to German sub
jects the possession of their property.
A document dated February 2, which
was sent by Count Herbert Bismarck tc
Admiral Von der Voltz, chief of the Ger
man Admiralty, says: "Germany is not at
war with Samoa, as the term is under
stood by international law, but she regards
Tamasese as tberightful ruler and Mataafa
as a rebel, against whom and his followere
retaliation must be enforced. Anyone
standing by them is a promoter of the con
flict between them and the Germans and
must take the consequences." He con
cludes by declaring that nothing is
changed in the legal position of foreign
subjects in Samoa. .
The white book ends with a long report
from the German Consul at Apia. It it
dated January 4 and has thirteen append
ices, dealing with events from Decembei
14, 1888. These record that, December 19,
Mataafa in a humble letter sought to open
negotiations with the Consul, but would
not surrender himself, although pledgei
were given that his life would be spared
In a subsequent letter Mataafa promised
to surrender in the presence of the Britist
and American Consuls, but the Germat
Consul declined to entertain the offer.
November 24 Prince Bismarck sent '
telegram saying that if the vindication ol
Tamasese was impossible the utmost ad
vances should be made to reconcile hirx
December 3 Dr. Knapp reported thai
the American commander at Apia wai
stirring the natives against the Germany.
December 17 Mr. Blalock complained
that drunken sailors from the German
man-of-war Olga had committed outrages
in Apia, entering houses and wounding
men and women. Dr. Knapp reported
later that foreigners had spread a rumoi
that the Germans had been forbidden tc
interfere. This rumor had the effect of
encouraging the natives, who stoned Ger
man sailors and destroyed German prop
erties. In January, 1889, Prince Bismarck noti
fied Dr. Knapp that reprisals were neces
sary, but only such as were consonant with
the treaties of England and America. The
Chancelor said: "Because Mahaafa as
saulted Tamasese we shall interfere only
by succoring Tamasese." Prince Bismarcb
charged Dr. Knapp to entreat the othei
foreign consuls to combine in order to res
THE LONE HIGHWAYMAN.
Arrest of a Man at Kansas City Suppose
to be "Black Bart," the Lone Highway,
Kansas Citt, Mo., Feb. 18. H. L. Gor
ton was arrested on Union avenue yester
day afternoon on the arrival of the train
from Lenexa, Kan. It is alleged that h
is "Black Bart," the famous lone high
wayman of California, charged with in
numerable stage coach robberies. "Black
Bai-t's" latest exploit was the robbery ol
the United States mail coach near In
gram's ranch, Mendocino County, Cali
fornia, on the night of December 4 last
Some months ago it was learned or sus
pected that one II. L. Gorton, a Kansai
City boy, by the way, was the "lone high
wayman" or ''Black Bart." Ever sine
the robbery of December 4 United States
detectives have been anxiously looking
for him and in January they struck his
trail, or supposed they had. From San
Francisco they followed him to Kansas
City; from Kansas City to Cleveland; from
Cleveland back to Kansas City andthenc
again to Lenexa, Kan. A few days ago
Post-office Inspector Joe P. Johnston took
up the case and "put his lamps" on the
culprit at Lenexa. When Gorton lefl
Lenexa for this city yesterday afternoon,
Inspector Johnson was on the same train
and upon arrival at the Union Depot
pointed bim out to Detective O'Hare and
Officer Glenn, who placed him under arrest
and took him to the central station, where
he was placed in cell No. 3 and locked up
to await the action of the Government
Cleveland's Future Residence.
New York, Feb. lG.-Regarding the
future residence of President Cleveland
after March" 4, much of the talk indulged
in is mere gossip and guess work. Mr.
Cleveland will live in Brooklyn arid not fn
New York, as reported. Several'" houset'
are under consideration. Private partiel
have the matter in hand,' and there is nt
doubt that they will succeed in purchasing
a house in a splendid . location, and ' one
that will please the President Mr. Cleve
land prefers a home life and believes that
Brooklyn is the place to enjoy it undis
turbed by the noise and bustle that char
acterizes New York City.
Will I'revent the Kxodus. ,
Charlotte, N. C, Feb. IS. Trouble has
been threatened for the past few days in
Wayne County, and the local military
companies have been kept ready for ser
vice. Every year there is more or less of
an exodus of negroes worked up by emi
gration agents, and this causes serious
trouble to the farmers who depend upon
the negroes to pick their cotton and do
farm work. This year the number of
negroes leaving has been greater than ever,
and the farmers have decided to stand the
emigration agents no longer. A telegram
from Wayne County last night brought the
news that nearly all the white citizens are
armed and fully determined to stop the
A Mexican Concession.
El Paso. Tex., Feb. 1G. C. H. Greejv,
manager of the two million acre hacienda
de Istro in Chihuahua, recently toured by
an English tyndicate, arrived here yes
terday on his way to England. Green ha
secured from the Mexican Government the
exclusive right to bore artesian wells in
the States of Durango, Chihuahua and
CohuiHa and is going home to get capital
to push the enterprise. Vast mining dis
tricts are in the States mentioned which
can be developed with water. Americans
aud other foreigners, as well as natives,
w ho have valuable claims, will protest to
the Mexican Government against uph a
B. O. Harris, ex-sheriff of Crockott
County, Term., died a few evenings since,
after a lingering illness. He served a
sheriff for several terms, and was highly
William E. Clark and Miss Sarah Tay
lor, an eloping couple from Caldwell
County, Ky., were united in marriage at
the depot in Clarksville, Tenn;, a few days
ago, 'Squire Caldwell officiating. -
The Wallace Election law, which, is mod
eled after the Australian law and applies
to the city of Louisville, Ky., has been de
cided to be constitutional by the Kentucky
Warrants have been issued against 8.
H. Mnllen, colored justice of the peace al
Donaldson, La., and one Edmund, a clerk,
for a brutal assault on one Perry.a colored
Legislation on the Board of Health bills
at Tallahasse, Fla., is rapidly crystalizing
into the form of opposing or not opposing
restriction of commerce with Cuba to and
vom the Gulf ports of Florida. -
E. H. Oldenburg, a grocer, sixty years
old, was murdered at his store in Charles
ton, S. C, a few nights agor by two un
known negToes, who had entered the stor
for the purpose of robbery. The murder
ers escaped with the till, containing about
The news of the terrible death of Henry
Womac, a respectable young farmer, who
lived six miles below Monroe, Ga., from a
cat bite is now followed by that of his
wife dying from the same cause.
Henry Wallingford, a tobacco trader,
thirty-five years old, hanged himself in
his father's barn, in Mason County, Ky.,
recently." Poor health was the probable
Captain Archie McGeb.ee, clerk of the
United States Court for the Southern Dis
trict of Mississippi, died ' at Jackson re
cently after only a few hours' illness, He
was between sixty-five and seventy years
of age, and was among' the oldest and
most respected citizens of the State.
The local optionists wer defeated in a
recent election at Jackson, Miss.
A negro pauper jumped from the
steamer Leathers into the Mississippi
river at Vickburg, Miss., a few nights ago,
and was drowned. C ' ' ' '
Alma Bird killed Alice Johnson at
Vicksburg, Miss., a few days ago. They
quarreled over a man. . .
The court-house at Donaldsonville, La.,
was destroyed - by fire' a few days ago.
Part of the public records were, lost . .
The Comptroler of the Currency has
tuthorized the American National Bank
f New Orleans, La., to begin business,
with a capital of $200,000.
A new fair company has been organized
in Henderson, Ky.. with a capital stock of
Colonel W. B. Dunn, for sixty years a
resident of Mobile, Ala., and a prominent
jitizen and lawyer, died recently, aged
sighty-one. . "'
An application was recently made for a
iharter for an electric railroad from Chat
ianooga, Tenn., to the famous battle-field
f Chickamauga. It will be ten miles long
And cost $200,000.
Mr, Conrad Weaver died of old age re
sently at his home near Bluff City, Tenn.
Perfectly credible records show that he
was one hundred and one years ten months
in d eight days old.
The man who assassinated Joseph Par
lue at Helena, Ark., recently, while the
latter- was playing billiards, has been
:aptured. His name is Coghill and he is
relative of the postmaster at Wynne,
The Alabama House of Representatives
lias passed a bill reducing the tax Tate in
that State for 1890 from 5 to 4tH mills, and
'or 1891 from 4,'i to 4 mills, making the
former 45c on the $100, and 40o for the
Advices from Manchester, Ky., says
ihat five men implicated in the recyit
midnight assassination of Bill Sizemore
ind Carr Smith have been arrested and
odged in jail. - Sixteen men are said to
have done the bloody work.
Judge Ridley, of the Nashville (Tenn.)
Criminal Court, has declared war against
the pool rooms, and issued warrants for
the arrest of persons who may be f o and
Mrs. Wilhelmina Hiebelschauser, a
wealthy widow of Crestline, O., commit
ted suicide at Louisville, Ky., a few days
go. She had been in low spirits since
the death of her husband several months
igo, and was visiting her daughter in
Louisville in hope "t finding' relief.
Two masked men broke into the house
of John Arterburn at Nabob, Ky.j a few
nights ago. and took $740 in cash and
not-es to the value. of several thousand
dollars. The money had "just been re
ceived by Mr. Arterburn," and the robbers
made Mrs. Arterburn turn it over to
them, threatening her with death if she
refused. ' ,
The Enterprise Manufacturing Company
at Birmingham, Ala., has reorganized
with a capital of $200,000, and will build a"
cotton mill at once. Great interest at
taches to the enterprise, as it is the first
attempt to add cotton manufacture to the
Iron industries at Birmingham.
Wm. Webb, who was convicted, recent
ly, in the Davidson County (Tenn.) Crim
inal Court of assault with intent to kill,
and sentenced. to imprisonment -in the
penitentiary for three years, made an un
successful attempt t3 commit suicide by
drinking a 1 arge quantity of deodorized
tincture of opium, which he fountl in the
cell of a fellow-prisoner. Prompt action
saved his life.
S. D. Berry was suddenly taken ill and
died, a few days since, at Greenville,
Miss., of apoplexy. Sarah Brown, a mil--latto
servant girl in tho employ of T. P..
Price, at whose house Berry died, asked
for permission to ' look at the remains,
which was granted her. When shd entered
the room in which the body waa lying she
fell to the floor .dead. 1: .
A Baptist preacher at Water v alley,
Miss., joined a mob, a few days since, who
were bejt on lynching oofcvo mtirrlrer.
JJa-vjileaded for lav,, religion and;good
order with such torce as to convert .the
Crowd, and the"' negro Was placed in the
local jail. An nightrhother liiob deter-'
Taified to" lo the lynching, but "found that
the 'prisoner had been spirited away by
the Sheriff. Up to latest reports no lynch
ing had occurred. '
Virginia contains 40,123 square miles.
A new gin house which had just been
completed by Mrs. Bookout on the Shell
ridge plantation, in Sunflower Co'viirty,
Mias., was totally destroyed by fire a few
days ago. About seventy-five bales of
cotton aud a quantity of seed" were burned.
The gin house is said to have been one of
the finest in the county, and was equiped
with the latest improved machinery; no
The water-works in Vicksburg, Miss.,
constructed by It. B. Bullock & Co., of
New York, have been completed and the
supply turned on to consumers. Th
utandpipes will be completed in a few
The spring meetiug ot the Memphis
Jockey Club begins April 22.
In the Fayette (Ky.) Circuit Court Er
nest B. Tingle was recently sentenced to
ten years in the penitentiary for killing
Tv wool or d cannon, Ootii white. Tingle if
of respectable parents and stands well
while the dead man had a bad reputation
The public seem to think the verdict mud
Natural gas has been discovered at
Kerrville, Tenn., on the Chesapeake &
Ohio railroad, twenty miles northeast ol
Haywood iiayaen, colore'!, who shot t
young white man nanifd Charles Stewart
at SuiFvepoi-t, I.a., recectly, was lynched
by a m..'b. Stewart is dead.
Oil ha been discovered on tUe farm vf
Ur. YwVr, ia To 11 County, Ky.
PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL.
Every member of an Atlanta fam
ily of eeren wears eye-glasses.
A certain California millionaire
wrote his own will so carefully and
clearly that none of his relatives
could break it. He was not a lawyer.
Captain William S. Adams, of
Kingston, who died not long ago, was a
good friend -of his culling, for he left
$125,000 to the Boston Marine Society !
and If G0.000 to the Boston Pilot Society.
President-elect Harrison is de- !
scribed by the Figaro, of Paris, as an
accomplished hand-shaker, a descend
ant of Pocahontas and the husband of
a woman who is fond of afternoon
teas. - -
A London editor refused to go to
bed when taken ill, saying that it was
his rule to retire at a certain hour,
and he did not propose to deviate
from the custom. So he died in his
Among the private philanthropies
established by Joseph W. Drexel, tho
late millionaire banker of New York,
was a large farm in Maryland, which
he divided into lots and gave to deser
What's in an executive name?
The Governor of Illinois is a Fifer; ol
California, a Waterman; of Arkansas,
an Eagle; of Colorado, a Cooper, and
New Jersey has a Green executive. A
FOwle cackles over North Carolina,
and a Beaver works for Pennsylvania.
N. Y; Graphic.
President Legitime, of Hayti, it
described by a correspondent who re
cently interviewed him as "black ai
the ace of spades. He is a tall, finely
formed man about forty-five years old.
,IIis face is covered with a heavy black
beard and . mustache. His manners
aro those of a refined and courteous
gentleman. He was not dressed in
military uniform at tho interview, but
woro a loose and ill-fitting suit ol
black broadcloth. His whole bearing
was easy and distinguished."
In Louisville lives an old negro
named Andrew Ferguson, who before
the war "belonged" to llev. Andrew
Todd, of Kentucky. After emancipa
tion he started a barber shop in Louis
ville, saved money and bought a piece
of ground. This he loaned to Knox
Presbyterian Church for ten years.
The time expired and the church was
unable to pay, so Andrew generously
deeded the property to the Presbytery
and went on tTnaving for a living. The
value of the ex-slave's gift is $10,000.
Mrs. August Belmont has the finest
collection of sapphires in this country,
though Mrs. William- Astor is credited
with possessing .the finest single one.
When one of tho younger Astors was
married a dainty present was given by
her uncle. It was her wedding slip
pers; they were of white satin elabor
ately seeded with pearls, put in a white
satin box, on tho inside of which in
pale colors were "lady slippers," and
on the outside china asters. The sen
timent really M as very pretty and the
work was most artistically done.
"A LITTLE NONSENSE."
A man with a mind shattered seems
most anxious to givo a piece of it to
friends. N. O. Picayune. "
Marriage has always1 been a lot
tery; in ancient times a wife was se
lected by Lot. Hotel Mail.
Teacher "In what part of the hu
man frame is the liver?" Boy
"Right in' the middle tho bacon is on
the other side."
"That boy of ours ia getting to bo
a terrible story-teller," said Mr. Cher
itry. "Yes," assented 'his. wife; "he
tells fibs oa the slightest prevarica
tion." Puck. .
-Jinkins (at tho opera) "What's
that?" Do Music "The score.'"
Jinkins ','HelIo! DklnH know a score
could be kept - on a game like this.
Which.' side is ahead, the fiddlers or
singers?" Philadelphia Kocord.
Master of "the house (slapping hia
clothes vigorously) "Bridget,' why
didn't you dust my study chair?''
Bridget "Shure, sorr, Oi knew yez
would be ratlin' down in it prisently,
and Oi thought it wasn't nicessary."
"Our hostess is noted for her
sang froid," remarked McCorkle at
the De Bullion dinner, trying lo open
a conversation with the Chicago girl
who sat next hirn "Yes," replied
the fair maid, ; "and her roasts arc no
slouch, cither." Drake's Magazine.
His intentions woro good "Your
husband is d.ad, I believe, Mrs. Jim
son?" "Yes; poor man, he perished
of cold on the. prairio .last winter."
"Sad, very sad, Mrs. Jhnson; but you
have the sweet consolation of knowing
that he is now where cold is never
known." Nebraska State Journal.
"What's the good of eye .teeth?"
asked the new bad boy at. tho foot of
the class, "you can't see with them?"
'.'Well, said the teacher, who had been
anew bad boy herself, "what's the use
of sharp eyes? You curft bite with
them," Aod the n. b. b. f-ettled down
to his multixlication table like an ele
vator boy. over a dime novel. Br.r
In tho Museum of Art. Oltourke
(walking delegate) "An' who did yo
say painted this picthur, Teddy?"
McGrogan "It do say in the caltylog
that it was a Doot chimin named Rim
brandt!" O'Kourke "Rimbrandt! I Jo
gob, .there's no wan av that name in
the Painters' Union! If they don't take
down this 'scab' wor-r-rk, Oi'll have
the place boycotted!" Puck.
Encroaching on Another's Domain
"Come, dear." he pleaded at tin
front door, as he was bidding het
good night, "ffive me one little kiss,
just one little ki.-ts, and if you won't let
me kiss you for your own Hake let mo
kis you for your mother." "I'll at
tend to tli at. young man," growled tho
old gentleman from the floor above,
and the young man wtiited to hear no
"Yes," said Mrs. DePorque, at a
social gathering. "I read the French
authors a great deal. There is one
thing about them, though, that I could
never understand." "What U that?"
asked the gentleman with whom f!i
was tnnvc-! - iiii- "I can't -." replied
IhH.lady. "hy thy don't wrin ia
English ia iho firt p!ae. Jt would
ave the translators no Uiugh trouble,
don't you think?''
OF GENERAL INTEREST.
, American applea are" sent1 to En
gland, Germany, France, Italy, .Spain,
Australia, Asia, Africa, South Ameri
ca and Mexico. : . . -
Fire Company No. 10, of Cincin
nati owns a dog which is said to have
saved the lives of several firemen.
Tho animal is described as a large,
handsome Newfoundland, and Is cred
ited with being able to climb a ladder
three stories high.
An artist recently from Paris says
American painters can never hope to
sell their pict ures to Frenchmen or to
the French Government, however
meritorious they may bo, since it is
the business of the French to' make
and sell art, and not to buy it.
There was an exciting battle at
Pierce, Iowa, the other day, between
an owl and a large shepherd dog, tho
bird coming off victorious. Another
bout was then arranged between the
victor and a brindle bull pup, and
again tho owl was tho winner.
Ski running, aScandinavian sport,'
is becoming popular in Minnesota.'
The performer slides down hill on long
wooden skates, or foot toboggans, and
at a prepared jolt makes a leap into
space. Ninety-five feet is the longest
ski-jump on record in Norway.
A Yankee has invented an appar
atus for timing horses. A clock with
throe hands minute, second and quar
ter hand is started . by tho official
timer. When tho winning horso
touches the wiro tho clock is stopped
by electricity. The same instant tho
current opens a camera, which photo
graphs the horso and tho clock face.
Milan, Paris and London .load tho
world in all that pertains to a
thoroughly artistic knowledge of
dancing. The Royal Academy "da la
dance" at Paris, founded by . Louis
XIV., and which is presided over at
the present time by M. de Soria, is tho
most finished school of dancing in tho
world, and approached by nono save
that of La Scala, in MM an.
Texas has its own idea of tho mar
riage ceremony.. A judge of Cento; -viUe
recently performed a marriage
ceremony, which was in substance as
follows: "Do you and each of you
solemnly swear that you are in earnest
about this business, and that you will
stand by each other as husband and
vife, through thick and thin, sink or
wim, live or die, survive or perishP'
Both parties nodding their assent they
were pronounced man and wife.
Several of the big buildings of
Philadelphia have recently had placed
in them scales with a hopper recei
lacle capable of holding several tons of
coal. They are situated under tho
sidewalk chutes, and tho -coal ii
dumped directly into the hopper from
tho cart and then weighed. Tho en
gineer of one of these buildings Bays
that thus assuring full weight in tho
coal ho buys, he saves tho value of the
scale many times during tho year.
"Spike teams" are an institution
peculiar to the South. Tho Georgia
team consists of a mulo or a jenny and
an ox. These are geared to an old
rickety wagon to haul' guano and
watermelons in. Tho Florida team is
less complicated and more economical.
An ox is harnessed to a pair of shafts
fitting to a yoko on tho animal's nock
and connected with a pair of wheels In
which a box i3 placed, a ropo attached
to the creature's horn answering for
reins. The box generally contains a
man and a woman of a typo that can
be found nowhere but in Dixie.
Thcro Is a dog In Orlando, Fla.,
with a fine senso ol humor, if. this
story is true as told by the local news
paper: His owner frequently gives
him a piece of -coin to carry along to
market. A day or two ago he gavo
him a dollar, and tho dog was trottir.g
along when ho saw a colored man ap
proaching. He stopped a little distaix.'o
in front of the darkey, dropped tho
dollar frpm his mouth to the sidewalk,
and then walked to tho edge of the
pavement, apparently as if ho caroil
notbing for the money. Mr. Darkey
walked briskly up, and was in tho act
of stooping to pick up tho money,
when tho dog flew at him as if. to bii.c. .
quickly seized the money, and trotted
off with an air of "No, you don't," and
overtook his owner.
DEFYING A GOVERNOR.
How the I'eople of Commorient ItebII-d
Against Tyranny in 1(103- -
Long iKiforo tho war by which the
thirteen American colonics became in
dependent States, they were often en
gaged in struggles to prevent royal
Governors from encroaching on their
rights ttnd privileges. In the autumn
of lCy:j, Governor Fletcher, of'New
York, w ent to Hartford to assort tho ro r
his authority as comraandcr-in-chiof of
'tho militia of Connecticut. . -
Tho royal commission had, entrusted
him -with large powers over the militia"
of tho colony,- and he 6nWed: it out,-
though tho. season, for; parados 1 d '
ended, and tho charter of .Connecticut
denied his jurisdiction. y
"I will not set my foot out of this
colony," said Fletcher, haughtily, to
tho Governor, "until I have ocn bin
Majesty's commission obeyed."
Tho Connecticut Governor yielded
so far as to order Captain Wadsworth
to call out tho train-band of Hartford.
The result is described in Leasing'
"History of the Empire State."
When the troops were assembled,
Fletcher stepped forward to take com
mand and orderod his aid to read hia
Excellency's oomrnirfHlon. Cap'.aln
Wadswortli ordered the drums to bo
"Silt nee!"-angrily cried Fletc'ier,
and tho aid began to r. jul. ,
"Drum! drum!" hhoutcd Wadsworth,
and tho roll of the drums drowned tho
"Sil-;neo!" again cried the enraged
Governor, and threatened thoCu.f Ui.in
Wadsworth stepped in front of tho
furiouH Governor, rested his han l on
his sword, Biid said, calmly: "If my
drummers are interrupted a -.rain I'll
make the sunlight kIiow through you!
Wo deny arid defy your authority.'
'lhe (rovernor folded up LU com
mission, returned to New York, uud
complained to the King of !iU tmit-iiv-ni;
but nothing came of hi t.-Otu-
plaint Youth' Companion