Newspaper Page Text
Warm Money Needed In the Oolleetlem oi
Che RennaM-lf It Is Not Provided by i
Emergency Appropriation a Horlsoata
Seduction In Salaries Will be 'ecear;
Co Complete the Ycar'i Work.
Wabiiingtox, Slay ".The secretarj
of the treasury yesterday afternooi
eat to the senate a letter calling at
tention to an estimated deficiency o'.
1,500,000, for defraying the expenses
of collecting the revenue frofla cus
toms for 1S96. The permanent ap
:propnation for collecting the cus
loins revenues is fixed by the act oi
1871 at S.',500,000, not counting fines
penalties and forfeitures that may b
The secretary calls attention to tin
fa :t that 25 years have elapsed sinc
this permanent appropriation ivai
made, but. he adds, "the appropriatioi
to-day is smaller than is was in 1ST1
although the demands upon it hav
increased, owing to additional busi
;ness and the creation of new cus
to tn s districts and ports. The de
ficiency estinlate of S1,150,00C
submitted to the house was re
duced in the general deficiency bill
to SS50.000. The total expense of col
netting the revenue from customs dur
ing the fiscal year lS'Ja'was 0,900,231
-while the total receipts from thai
source for the same year were 81j'-,-25S,GS6,
and it is estimated that suet
estimate for the present fiscal yeai
will aggregate 8163,000.000.
The secretay calls attention to the
fact that while the entries have in
creased 90 per cent., the ncmiier o:
persons employed has increased but 4(
per cent. A tabulated statement is
.furnished showing the ports where ex
penses have been increased. Much of
this, especially at New York, is said
to be due to the increased foree of in
tpectors and the additional facilities
established for landing passengers a ud
Oaggage at New York. An increase
in the salary of examiners now S'-,-600,
is urged. The other ports where
the expenses have increased most are
Xtoston and Philadelphia.
Secretary Carlisle, in conclusion.says
that if the department is compelled tc
conduct the customs business iluriny
the remainder of the fiscal year with
the SS.0,0U0 appropriated by the house
of representatives, a reduction of Sl.V),
ffW a month will have to be made.
This can only be done by a horizontal
reduction of salaries and by closing
customhouses at ports of delivery where
the receipts do not amount to SIO.O'K
per annum. The monthly pay roll
amounts to S.140.0UO, and such reduc
tion would mean a loss of IS per cent.
on all salaries for May and June. Sal-.-aries
are fixed by law, and the recov
ery of this amount would undoubt
edly, the secretary says, be secured
through the courts, to say nothing of
the hardships and inconvenience that
would result. He therefore urges the
appropriation of SI, 1-0, OH) deficiency
Hie Senate Consider the Date Too EatlJ
and Will Not Art for the Present.
"Washington-, May 7. The house
resolution for a final adjournment on
the 13th,of the present month is con
sidered in the senate as too early a ;
date. The resolution was referred to
the committee on appropriations, and
will not be reported back to the sen
ate until the appropriation bills are in
a fair way to be out of the road within
.a known period of time.
It is safe to assume that Mr. Allison
"will not consider the resolution for at
least ten days, and the conclusion of
senators who have discussed the ques
tion with members of the committee is
that an adjournment will be had not
earlier than June 1. The only snags
in the way the Peffer resolution t:i
investigate the bond sales ami thi
Dupout case will be out cf
the way early, by agreemer t
n-s to when the vote shall be taken, an J
lit is expected that nothing will then
j'.nterfere with the continuous consi i-
erationof appropriation bills and the j
treception of conference reports on
uch bills as may be iu the hands of i
Ihe conferees. June 1 is as earl; a
date as any one in charge of logi" a-
Won will predict.
CABLE TO JAPAN.
'a. Compromise Kearhed by the Set ate
roreijju Relations Committee.
Washington, May 7. The senate
committee on foreign relations have
reached a compromise on the Spaulding
and Scrymscr bills before it for the
tsoustruetion of a cable to Japan by
way of Hawaii. The compromise meas
' ure which Senator Frye was directed
1 to report is in the shape of a bill direct
' ing the postmaster-general to con
tract with the lowest bidder for the
construction of a telegraphic cable 1C
tweeu the I nited States and Japan by
the way of Hawaii and the Midway
islands. It is stipulated that the price
shall not exceed S'.GO.OW a year, and
.that after the payment of this sum
fur a period of 20 years, during which
lime and forever afterward the com
pany shall carry government messages
free of all cost.
Death of Joseph J. Martin Ex-Treasurei
Philadelphia, May 7. Joseph J.
Blartin, who was treasurer of Phila
delphia from 1S73 to ISM, died yester
day, aged 70 years. Mr. Martin was
head of the cattie shipping firm of
Martin, Fuller & Co. of this city,
which was the first to develop a mai
ket for beeves in foreign countries.
:Ile was president of the Philadelphia
Htock Yard Co.
NO OFFICIAL RECORD
Of the Marriage of Adah Richmond la
Pr.oviDF.NCE, R- I., May 7. The
tlaim of Adah Richmond, the actress,
h&t she married John Stetson, th
JJoston theatrical manager and mil
lionaire, in 111, in this city, has no
official record here to support it. The
names of Richmond and John Stetson
jo not appear among the- marriages
-from 1863 to 1S74; neither was there a
clergyman of the name of Ransome in
ihis city, or anywhere else in Rltjd
Inlaid during those yeary
TWO VIEWS OF IT.
An Ohio Man Think. McKinley Calling
and Klectlon Sure With Mo Chance of
Hi Bring Defeated. While Mr. Aldrich.
of Illinois, Think it la Anybody's Fight
and Can't See How McKinley Can Pos.
ibly be Nominated.
AVashisgtos, May 8. The house
showed more interest in the Indiana
convention yesterday than in the busi
ness which came before it.
"I don't see how they can beat Mc
Kinley now," said Representative
V .1 .. r-l TM- 1
: tain quantity is to be found in some of
. the southern delegations. The oppo
nents of McKinley have created a nuin
j ber of contests in the southern states
! which may cause us to lose some votes
i there. I think, however, that we can
throw out all the contested cases from
the southern states and still nominate
i our man without difficulty. There are
; yet 100 delegates to be chosen. Seven
I ty-five of this number are certain to
be for McKinley. They alone will off
set our losses in the south, while there
will be some additions. No, I don't
ee how McKinley can be beaten."
Congressman Aldrich, of Illinois,
who is an ardent champion of Speaker
j Reed, does not agree with the McKin-
! ley men that the indorsement of the
; Ohio candidate at Indianapolis yester
.1 . : . .1 . . 1 .... .....tt,.,.
"Of course, said Mr. Aldrich, it
would be folly to say that it is not dis
souraging to have a number of states
i all in one week indorse McKinley.
We wish it were otherwise, but we are
not willing to concede that McKinley
; has a walk-over; far from it. iiv what
authority can anyone say that Mc
Kinley will have a majority of the
votes? According to Mr. Manley's es
timate, made public last Monday morn
ing, McKinley was then credited with
27.1 votes. Since then we concede that
he has captured 14 in California, four
in Indiana, six in Michigan, two in II-
linois and ten in Missouri. That
makes 36. does it not? Those added
I to the 273 we gave him increase his
j strength to 311. Now, let us sup
i pose, for the sake of argu-
meat, that he secures 14 more
votes in Indiana in addition to
the 12 which we have allowed him.
' That makes 3"-'3. It is not unlikely
! that Colorado. Idaho, Montana. Ne-
vada and Wyoming, all silver states,
i will throw their strength to McKin
! ley. They have 3- votes, which will
swell McKinley's figures to 337. That
; leaves him 100 short of a majority.
; Now, where is he going to get the re
"The contest isn't settled by any
means. It is still anybody's fight."
i "You don't think, then, that the sit
i nation at the present time takes any
1 ol the candidates out of the race?"
"No one except it be ex-President
Harrison, and he, as is well known, is
not a candidate. All the others, so
far as I know, will continue to be in
Falls Into Line for the Apostle of I
tectlon" From the llnckeye State. j
Indianapolis. Ind., May 8. McKin
ley had everything his own way in the ,
Indiana republican state convention
to-day. The forlorn hope of his oppo-
nents lay in the expectation that Har
rison would address the convention
thi morning and create such a whirl
of enthusiasm for himself that the in- j
tention to instruct, so plainly shown I
iu the district meetings the night
before, would be abandoned. Harri
son, however, when a committee from
the convention waited upon him this
morning, politely declined the invita
tion without vouchsafing his reason.
One of his friends explains it by de
claring that Harrison stayed away
lest his action in attending should be
construed into an effort to influence
the action of the convention.
The fight was so one-sided that it
was earried on with comparatively lit
tle enthusiasm. The instructions
anil they were very "binding in their
nature were contained in the plat
form. They created a brief period of
cheering when presented, and this was
met by counter clamor. They were
passed by a viva voce vote, with about
two-thirds of the convention voting
for them ami the other third giving
voice to their opposition with lusty
This done, the convention pro
ceeded to elect the delegates-at-large
Ex-Secretary of the Navy R. W
Thompson, Hen. Lew Wallace, C. W.
1'airbank and F. M. Millikin were
elected, the first two by acclamation
and the others by ballot. Mr. Fair
banks, who has generally been con
sidered the next United States sena
tor, had a narrow escape of IS votes
The preliminary work thus finished
the convention dived into the work of
nominating a governor, with V. men
in the field, and spent the rest of the
day in balloting, the following ticket
being the result of the day's labors:
For governor. J. A. Mount: lieuten
ant governor, John W. ISaker: secre
tary of state, W. I). Owen: auditor of
state, A. C. Dailey; state treasurer, F.
j. Scholtz; attorney-general. V. A.
Ketchani; reporter supreme court,
Charles F. Remj-; superintendent pub
lic instruction, U. M. O.-t ting; slate
statistician, S. J. Thompson.
Instructed to Fight for Pre Silver.
'uKYEXNE, Wyo.. May S. Hi;' demo
crats of Laramie county met yesterday
and elected delegates to the state con
vention. Resolutions were pas.se 1 in
structing the delegation to fight for
Crop Condit ion As Siiniiitnrizrd lij the
Cincinnati Prici- Current.
ClNCiyNAi :, May The Price Cur
rent sur.i:ua;-:zc- the crop conditions
for the past week as follows: The past
week was very generally favorable ta
growth. Wheat is advancing rapidly
under warmth and moisture. An
early harvest is indicated for
central wheat states. Chinch-bug talk
ts increasing. Corn and oats are shap
ing favorably. Thorn has been some
Increase in farmers' offerings of wheat.
?he week's packing of hogs amounted
to :-"0,oou, against 2:.0,000 the jr
resronding week a year atro.
SAUCY LITTLE PETREL.
She Was Made Sport of By British
Cruiser at shanghai Her Bine Jacket!
Resented the Insult A Handfnll of
Them Whipped a Score of British Tars,
and the Consular Court Assessed the
Damage on the British as the Ag
gressors. San Francisco, May 9. A morning
Fighting with champagne bottles aa
a beginner and finishing with knives,
a dozen or so of the tars of the United
States gunboat Petrel whipped twice
their weight in Uritishers at Shanghai
shortly before that vessel sailed foi
this port, where she arrived last week.
The saucy little gunboat was made
the sport of a big British cruiser, and
while a marine battle was averted by
prompt apology, the sailors of the two
warships took up the matter ashore. A
handful of the Petrel's men were
tackled by a score of the lusty marines
from the British cruiser Spartan, and
blood and champagne flowed like water.
The melee occurred on Washington's
birthday, and the events which led uj
to it on the night before. The Spartan
arrived at Shanghai shortly after the
Petrel dropped anchor there. Thai
there was no love lost between the
crews of the vessels was manifest f roit
the start, and the officers were only
polite to each other. Kven politeness
was forgotten on the night of Vebru
ary 21, when the search light of th
Spartan was turned on the deck ol
the Petrel. Every nook and corner
of the little gunboat was explored
by the powerful rays, and then to add
insult to injury the light was with
drawn, leaving all in gloom, and thee
instantly turned on again, as if thess
on the Spartan wanted to see how th
Yankees liked the treatment. There
were uiutteriugs among the forward
hands of the Petrel and a scent
of excitement on the quarter decli
where the officers were gathered.
Capt. Emory wrote a curt note
to the commander of the Spartan and
dispatched it without loss of time.
The searchlight was not turned on the
Petrel again that night, aud a note ol
apology for the discourtesy earlier in
the evening was received from the
Spartan's captain. The officers on
the Petrel were satisfied, but
their greetings to the Spar
tan's quarter-deek thereafter were
stiffer than ever. The blue jackets
of the Petrel were far from being sat
isfied, and among themselves they
swore vengeance for the insult. The
men had not long to wait. Eight or
ten of them were seated in an upper
room in a saloon on the following day
when about twenty of the Spartan's
men entered the barroom. The Yan
kees were drinking grog and singing
patriotic songs, when the biggest En
glishman in the intruding crcv sug
gested that they throw the Y'ankees
through the windows. The ISritish tars
started r.p the stairs, but none of them
reached the top. The door above was
suddenly opened, an through it came a
shower of glasses, bottles and cases of
champagne, which had been stored in
the little room. When everything that
could be utilized as a weapon was gone
the American sailors came flying down
the stairs and the battle became a hand-to-hand
conflict. Knives were drawn
and used freely, and the English forces
were badly cut up. When they were
finally routed half a dozen of their
men lay bleeding on the floor.
The British consul subsequently held
an official inquiry into the affair, and
the court decided against the Spartan's
crew. It assessed the ship the cost of
the damage, which amounted to sev
eral thousand dollars.
THE CUBAN WAR.
Gen. Maceo In Possession of Flnar Dei
Kli and Billing Ills Time..
New Yokk, May 9. A messenger di
rect from Cuba arrived at the office of
the Cuban junta in this city Thursday
night and reported to (Sen. Palraa prac
tically as follows:
"Gen. Maceo, with a well-equipped
artnv. has full and complete possession
of Pinar del Rio province, and expects
to hold his present position until the
ralnv season sets in.
"The recent victory claimed for the
Spanish troops under (len. Ynclan, was
a severe reverse for Spam.
"Gen. Maceo sends word that he will
recross the troeha when he gets ready
to do so, but that he has no intention
of leaving his headquarters in the
mountains at present. Weyler wants
Maceo to attack the troclia now. be
cause he has massed thousands of
Spanish soldiers there. Maceo laughs
at this, and would like to have Weyler
know that the patriots will pay him a
visit soon enough.
!ien. Mariano Torres relates in an
official report from Mangurgas, re
ceived by Gen. Palma, that Narcisco
Lopez, an American citizen, was
snatched from the breakfast table by
Spanish soldiers passing that place
April 11, taken to the road and shot.
Gen. Torres says that the Spanish are
constantly committing atrocities in
the interior of Cuba.
' NATIONAL MUNICIPAL LEAGUE
Finishes I'p Its Frogramme and Adjourns.
j Baltimore. Mil., May 9 The Xa
! tioruU Municipal league completed its
I programme and adjourned. The ses
! sions have unquestionably been ol
j great value to reformers as showing
; the extraordinary rise of interest in
I reform work. The papers read before
1 the convention have been for the most
part severely practical and the dele
gates appear to be imbued with the be
; lief that excellent results are bound to
j MORE ARMS FOR CUBANS.
. Supposed to Have Been Safely Landed by
j the steamer Bermuda.
; PniLADELPHiA.May 9. Word was re
ceived here yesterday afternoon of the
! arrival at Prujillo of the steamer Ber
. muda. She merely touched there., and
' then cleared for Puerto Cortex, Hon
i 3uras, where she is expected to drop
anchor in the course of a day or so.
Her arrival in Prujilio indicates that
sVie escaped from the Spanish war
vessel which it was reported hn$
chased her. , It is believed that the
arms nnd ammunition were safely
BOLDEST ON RECORD.
Attempt to Rob the Cashier of a Large
Chicago Drr beods Store A Brave us.
fense and Running Battle The Proprie
tor Shot Dead and the Cashier and Two
Other Persons Wounded Foiled in
Their Attempt the Robbers Escape.
Chicago, May S. Last night, while
Madison-street, one of the principal
thoroughfares of this city, was
crowded with people a bold attempt
was made to rob the large retail dry
goods store of George J. Marshall, lo
cated on West Madison, and as the re
sult the proprietor is dead, the cashier
shot through the hand while defend
ing her employer's money and two
others wounded by flying bullets.
George J. Marshall, proprietor, shot
in head and breast; died instantly.
Wounded: Miss Mattie Garretson,
cashier, shot through hand.
Miss Kittie Hynes, shot through
both legs while passing th scene on a
A. S. Bagg, shot in right leg while
trying to head off one of the robbers.
Shortly before niue o'clock last even
ing a man, apparently about 50 years
old, entered the store of George J.
Marshall and asked, what time the
store would close.' On being informed
that nine o'clock was the closing hour
he departed. Promptly at nine
o'clock the man returned accompa
nied by a man about 25 years old
and another about 30. ' Two of the
men went inside of the store while
the third stood guard at the door.
Each man was armed with two re
volvers. The two men who went into
the store immediately approached Miss
Garretson, at the cashier's desi, and
leveling their revolvers at her ordered
her to open the cash drawer. The
young lady refused, and closing the
drawer turned off the combination.
One of the robbers shot her in the
hand, but not quick enough to pre
vent the drawer from being locked.
Mr. Marshall, being in the store at
the time, ran to the cashier's desk and
the robbers ran out, pursued by him.
When on the sidewalk the three des
peradoes each fired two shots at the
proprietor, and then, firing to scatter
the crowd, started away oa the run.
Marshall was hit by two bails one in
the temple and the other iu the left
breast. He died instantly.
Just at the time the tragedy oc
curred a cable train passed and two
bullets went through one of the open
cars. One cf them passed through
both legs of Miss Kittie Hynes, a pas
senger. A general panic followed and
in the effort of the passengers to get
off and away from danger, many were
badly bruised and scratched.
Two of the highwaymen ran east on
Madison street and the other one went
west. The two running east had gone
about a block when they they were or
dered to halt by A. S. Bagg, who hap
pened to be passing at the time. Bagg
was immediately shot aud fell over on
the sidewalk, while the fleeing men
went on their way unmolested.
Thirty minutes after the shooting
occurred the chief-of-poliee personally
appeared at the place of the murder
with a large force of detectives. He
has descriptions of the men from over
a dozen witnesses who can positively
identify them, and believes he knows
who the robbers are and that he can
THREE MORE BODIES,
Making Eleven In All, Taken from the
Wreck of the Cincinnati
Cincinnati, May S. The total list of
recovered dead in the wrecked build
ing ou Walnut street is now eleven
victims, three more bodies being taken
from the ruins this evening.
Mary Kennedy, domestic at Feys.
C. F. Andress, of Mount Auburn.
William Loheide, bartender.
A large force of firemen are still
busy removing the debris and will
probably have the entire place cleared
by midnight. There are still several
people in the list of missing who are
supposed to be buried m the ruins.
An Insane Man Shot and Killed While At
tempting to Kill His Wife.
Cleveland, O., May S. William
Worcester was shot and killed last
night at 7 o'clock by John T. Bain,
while attempting to murder his wife,
Sarah, in the Hubbard building at 234
Detroit street. The Worcesters for
merly lived in Oberlin, O., where, on
account of his frequent murderous as
saults on his wife, the husband was
adjudged insane and committed to the
Toledo asylum. He was released a
few days ago and returned to this city
where his wife has supported herself
and children by keeping boarders.
Worcester became engaged in a quarrel
with his wife and was about to kill her,
when Bain', one of the boarders, drew a
revolver and shot him dead.
The Man of Many Murders Expiates One of
Them On the Gallows.
Philadelphia, Pa., May S Herman
W. Mudgett, alias H. II. Holmes, was
hanged in Moyamensing prison yester
day. The drop fell at 10:12:30. It was
fully a half hour later before he was
officially pronounced dead.
Just before the drop fell the doomed
criminal made a statement denying all
his previously-confessed murders, ad
mitting, however, that two women
had died at his hands as the result of
STRUCK AT A CROSSING.
61x Person Hurt But None of Them Be
lieved to lie Fatally Injured.
Chicago, May S. A carriage contain
ing six persons was struck by the Mil
waukee limited train yesterday morn
ing while crossing the tracks of the
Northwestern railroad in Rogers park.
All were injured. They are: George W.
Adams, retired capitalist, back hurt;
Sarah H. Adams, daughter, head cut;
Mrs. J. H. Trainer, daughter, head
cut and back injured; Mrs. Parkins,
daughter, arm hurt, two infanta 'A tha
latter, heads cut.
WILL GO TO CHICAGO.
The Windy City Not to Relinquish the Big
Convention All Condition Have Been
Complied with and Work on the CoJseum
Satisfactorily Progressing Varlovs Com
mittees Appointed Railroad Expected
to Make the I'sual Concession Iu Fares.
Chicago, ATay 9. The democratic
national convention will be held in
Chicago and at the Coliseum, in ac
cordance with the original programme.
This was the decision announced by
National Chairman Harrity at the
close of the conference yesterday.
The evening session was given up to
a conference with Treasurer Donners
berger. Judge Goodrich, Jacob W.
Richards, R. W. Spangler, and other
members of the local finance com
mittee. The conference was held be
hind closed doors, and at its conclu
sion Chairman Harrity stated that ail
the obligations under which the con
vention had been voted to Chicago had
been complied with. The obligations
in question provided that $30,000 should
be placed to the credit cf the na
tional committee by this date and that
SlO.OOO additional should be forthcom
ing by the 4th day of July.
With the exception of Senator Gor
man.every member of the sub-coairait-tee
reported at the Hotel Wellington
yesterday. Even Chairman E. C. Wall
of the Wisconsin state central com
mittee, who has been at death's door
for months, came down from the Cream
City. His associates were Chairman
Harrity, Col. J. G. Prather, of St.
Louis; T. H. Shirley, of Louisville;
Ben T. Cable, of Illinois, and J. S.
Sherin, of Indiana, secretary of the
national committee. With these were
Architect Cauda, of New York, and
John I. Martin, of St Louis, who was
selected sergeant-at-arms at lie "t
meeting of the committee.
During the afternoon Messrs. Pra
ther, Shirley and Martin visited the
Coliseum and expressed themselves
as satisfied with the progress that had
been made on the structure.
When the sub-committee reconvened
last evening, and the conference with
the local finance committee had been
concluded, the sub-committee weut
into executive session and appointed
the following committees:
On Press and Telegraph Accommoda
tions and Facilities S. P. Sherin. Lo
gausport, Intl.; E. C. Wall, Milwaukee,
and John C. Prather, St. Louis.
On Decorations and Music Thomas
1. . Shirley-, Louisville, K3'.; Ben T.
Cable, Chicago; IT. C. Wallace, Wash
ington. The latter was also selected as a
member of the committee of arrange
ments to succeed Senator Gorman, of
Maryland, who had notified the com
mittee of his inability to serve.
The committee adjourned to meet
again in this city May 2'.t.
Subsequently Chairman Harrity gave
to the United Press the following an
nouncements: No tickets of admission to the con
vention will be issued until July 6.
Applications for press tickets should
lie made to S. P. Sherin, chairman of
the subcommittee on press and tele
graph, Logansport, Ind.
Applications for appointment as as
sistants to the sergeant-at-arms, door
keepers, pages, etc., should be tuiiJe
to Col. John I. Martin, St. Louis, Mo.
The interior arrangements of the
Coliseum will be made under the su
pervision of Mr. F. E. Canda, of New
York, architect and engineer to the
committee, assisted by Sergeant-at-Arms
Martin, with the co-operation of
the committee on decorations and mu
sic. The railroad companies centering
and tributary to Chicago will be
asked to furnish transportation tc
delegates and others at reduced rates.
The usual practice has been to grant
a round trip for one fare.
Chairman Harrity leaves this
morning for a week's trip among the
nortlteru lakes. The remaining mem
bers of the committee took trains foi
home last night.
"HONEST MONEY" DEMOCRATS
Organize to Resist the Regular Tarty
Machinery on the Currency Ouestion.
Chicago, May 9. The committee of
five hundred of the "honest money
democrats of Cook county held a
rousing meeting at the Palmer house
headquarters last night to take action
iu view of the antagonistic attitude
of the regular party machinery of the
country on the monetary question.
Hankers and merchants and promin
ent politicians were present and the
county central committee was bitterly
denounced for allying itself to the
Aitgeld and free silver forces of the
city and state.
Ex-Judge Moran, a leader of the
"sound money" democrats, made a sen
sational speech in which he accused
Gov. Aitgeld of being crazy against
President Cleveland, and for the free
coinage of silver. It was unanimously
decided to give the executive commit
tee authority to make a vigorous cam
paign against the machine to carry
the primaries and see that the vote
was fairly counted. It was also de
cided to extend the "sound money" or
oganization throughout the state by
means of a committee of prominent
The District of Colombia Appropriation
Washington, May 9. The District
of Columbia appropriation bill was re
ported to the senate yesterday after
noon. As passed by the house it car
ries S-'),41S,St)0, and to this the senate
has added 1,542,93$, which is S'-44,:.Oi
less than the estimates.
A LONG TRIP.
From Washington to Indianapolis on a
Washington, May 9. Corporal
Charles Thomas, of Battery M, Fourth
United States artillery, whieh U sta
tioned at Washington barracks, this
city, will start by wheel to-morrow
morning for Indianapolis. Ind., a trip
of about seven hundred miles. lie
will go through Frederick, Uagers
town and Cumberland. Md., Wheeling,
W. Va., and Columbus, O. With good
roads and fair weather he expects to
complete the trip in eizht dav.
Passenger "That fellow back there
is raising a great row because he has to
stand." Conductor "Yes; he's riding;
on a pass!" Chicago Record.
Hazel "I hare one of the nicest
dentists you ever saw." Nntte "In
what way?" Hazel "Why, he pulled
out the wrong tooth the other day, and
wouldn't charge me a cent for it."
JT. Y. Herald.
Mcdge "Another man called me a
liar last night." Yabslcy "What did
you do?" "Well, as he was three sizes
bigger than I, I asked him why he
couldn't say something originaL" In
"What have you for a hungry wheel
man?" inquired the young man in
knickerbockers, glancing over the bill
of fare. "Our saddlerock oysters are
very fine, sir," said the solemn waiter,
unljending slightly. Chicago 'Tribune.
"Theke's money in stocks," said the
man who is young and enthusiastic
"Yes," replied his seasoned friend,
"I'm sure there is. I have been put
ting half my salary there for the last
four years, and it's all there yet."
Tacing off the hat or cap as n si;rn ot
reverence or respect was mentioned in
the time of Csar.
The apex was a taU, conical cap
worn by the Roman priests as a part of
their official regalia.
When the crest of the liberty cap
was pointed forward it was designated
a Phrygian bonnet.
BEAE-nEAD helmets were common
among the American Indians at the be
ginning of this century.
It is stated that searly one million
pounds of fur for hatters' purposes are
produced in the I'nited States.
A Turkish turban of the largest size
contains from ten to twenty yards of
the finest and softest muslin.
The earliest military head covering
is believed to have been a rawhide cap,
next a cap of iron.
In the "Cyclopedia of Costume" sev
enteeen hundred and twenty-eight dif
ferent styles of hats and caps are illut
trated or described.
Sow; Danish naturalists in Greenland
have bronght up lobsters from a depth,
of one thousand three hundred fathoms.
RoES do not secrete honey in their
flowers. Insects are simply attracted
by the perf time and rich colors, and by
the abundant supply of pollen, which,
serves as food.
The iron grasp of scrofula has no
mercy upon its victims. This demon
of the blood is often not satisfied with
causing dreadful sores, but racks the
body with the pains of rheumatism
until Hood's Sarsaparilla cures.
"S early four years ago I became af
flicted with scrofula and rheumatism.
Running sores broke out on my thighs.
Pieces of bone came out and an operation
was contemplated. I had rheumatism in
my legs, drawn up out of shape. I lost ap
petite, could not sleep. I was a perfect
wreck. I continued to grow worse and
finally gave up the doctor's treatment to
take Hood's Sarsaparilla Soon appetite
came back; the sores commenced to heaL
My limbs straightened out and I threw
away my crutches. I am now stout and
hearty and am farming, whereas four
years aeo I was a cripple. I gladly rec-.
ommenu Hood's Sarsaparilla." Ursa
Hammond, Table Grove, Illinois.
Ls the One True Blood Purifier. All dresrtsta It.
Prepared only by C. L Hood & Co.. Loweli.Mass.
Vlsw'c Dillcoire Ter ey to
livuu j s 1
' take, eaxy to operate. 2c.
the "just as good " sort.
If your dealer will not
supply you we will.
8amptet tfrnwlnj labels and mattrlalt maJMfnm.
"Horn Dressmaking." a new book by Hist
Emma M. Hooper, of the Ladies' Home Journal
telling hov to put on Bias Velretsen Skirt Bind
ings ssnttor 2Sc. postage paid.
S. H. M. Co., P. O. Bex 609, N. Y. City.
A SHINING EXAMPLE of what
may be accomplished by never vary
ing devotion to a single purpose is
seen in the history of the McCormick
Harvesting Machine Co., Chicago.
For 65 years they have simply been
building grain and grass-cutting ma
chinery, and while there are probably
forty manuf acturers in this line, it is
safe to say that the McCormick
Company builds one-third of all
the binders, reapers and mowers used
throughout the entire world.