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DR. J. H. GARDNER'S PL AN.
How He Would Relieve the Pen
sion Roll of Frauds.
XwPorjto the Nation' Boll or Honor-Be-UevesOae-Thlrd
of Those Now Claiming
Permanent Disability Have No J oat
Claim Against the Government.
IfKW York, March 1. Dr. John II.
Gardner, of New York, who some time
ago was a medical pension examiner
in the service of the United State
government, is the writer of an article
in the March number of the North
American Ilcview, which appears to
day, in wiiich he makes a suggestion a
to the method by which he thinks the
' pension rolls of the nation might be
purged and the United States saved
millions of dollars every year. Dr.
Gardner contends that "if the ofljcial.
elected by the people to seek o .t ano
properly compensate men who wen
disabled in the defense of the Union
had exercised one-half the care that
the life insurance companies do in
avoiding bad risks the pension roll
would present a very different appear
ance from what it dtes to-day."
The plan which Dr. Gardner su?
Jjests for purging the pension roll is
one which would involve measures t
correct the carelessness of the original
examiners. '-Here is a method," says
Dr. Gardner, ''by which frauds and pre
tenders can be gotten rid of: Let con
gress pass a law requiring a re-examination
of every pensioner who bases
his claim on physical disability con
tracted while discharging his duty as a
"A board of medical examiners should
be established in every state two or
more boards might be required in some
tales. Kach Ixiard should be composed
of two members; one a surgeon and the
other a physician. They should be se
lected solely for their eminent and ac
knowledged ability and their honesty !
and standing in the state. They sho ihl !
give all their time to the.r work aad
be pa'id a salary of $.'0,103 a year.
They should carefully cxa.nine every '
pensioner in their respeet've states
and report to the government exact 1 v '
the physical condition of each, and
how much, if any, disability it: an"
case was the result of service in the
war of secession. They wculd be in
fluenced by nothing except the physical
facts presented, and always give the
applicant the benefit of any.doubt.
"Such an examination would require
about one year to complete it, and
would cost the government from S2,
000,000 to 3.000.000. No man can pre
dict certainly what the result of this
examination would be. My experience
for 20 years, in the practice of my pro
fession, has made me familiar with the
physical condition of a number of pen
sioners, and I believe at least one-third
of those claiming permanent disability
will be found to be frauds."
Response to an Inquiry by Congress Con
cerning Cuban filibustering Operations.
Wasihxotox, March 1. The report
of the secretary of the treasury on the
government's steps to prevent Cuban
filibustering expeditions and the re
sults and expense, in response to a res
olution of inquiry, was sent to the
Secretary Gage says that nothing has
oeen dnne by the treasury department
to prevent the conveyance, in acc-rl-.auce
with law, to the residents of (Tuba
of articles produced in the United
States, and that the department has
put forth its best efforts to prevent the
departure of vessels for Cuba in viola
tion of acts of congress applicable to
uch cases. The results of these en
deavors, lie says, has been generally
lie incloses a report dated Novem
ber 30, IS'.iT. covering the department's
operations concerning filibustering ex
peditions up to that date, which was
published at the time, a supplementary
statement bringing the matter up to
date, and a reply of December 1. last,
to a senate resolution as to violations
of the neutrality laws.
Owing to the time that would le re
quired to learn the cost of this work t.
the department that information is not
transmitted at this time. The filibus
tering cases since November 30 are
given as those of the Dauntless, Tillin
and De Agrcmontc.
A Demand for an Explanation Which Has
Hern Ignored -Trouble May Follow.
Wasihxotox, March 1. The condi
tion of affairs between Nicaragua and
Costa lliea is beginning to arouse se
rious apprehension in official circles,
and it is said to threaten to involve not
only these two countries in war, but
to draw all the Central American re
publics into an armed conflict. Tha
diet of the Greater Republic, including
Nicaragua, Honduras and Salvador,
has submitted a demand on Costa llica
for an explanation of the entrance of
an armed force of 500 men from Costa
Rica into Nicaragua. No reply has
'been given so far as known to atlicials
The Nicaraguan authorities assert
that the 500 armed men entering from
Costa Rica were not an unauthorized
force, but were acting with the knowl
edge of the president of Costa Rica.
If Costa Rica gives no explanation in
response to the demand of the diet, it is
feared serious trouble will follow.
Jkm Independent Regiment Being Orffaa
ized in Arizona.
Phexix, Ariz., March. 1. A move
ment is under way for the formation
in Arizona of an independent cavalry
regiment, composed mainly of front
iersmen well skilled in the manage
ment of horses and arms, and em
bracing a large number of cow
boys. Companies are being organized
at I'Mseott, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Globe,
Solomonville, Tombstone, Tucson and
other cities. The intention is to be in
-v wise a part of tha territorial militia,
MORE WAR DOGS.
rhe Mlantonomah and the Ammen Rita
Katahdln, to o Into Immediate Commis.
slon A Description of the Vessels and the
Personnel of Their Oflieers-To Make
Berths for the Survivors of the Maine.
Wasihxotox, March 2. Orders went
out from the navy department yesterday
to put the ironclads Miantonomah and
Katahdin into commission on the 10th
iust. They are now at the League
Island navy yard, where they have
been laid up for a year or two past. It
is said at the department that the pur
pose of putting them iu commission is
to make berths for the survivors of the
Maine.now at Key West waiting on the
court of inquiry, which, without doubt,
will have finished with them by the
Hith inst. The Miantonomah is a for
midable double-turrcted monitor, car
rying four in-ineh guns. She is
of 3.:i'.n) tons displacement and steams
10' knots per hour. I n addition to her
main battery, she carries a good sec
ondary battery of rapid-fire guns, and
her turrets are clad with ll:s-inch
irmor. lier commander has not yet
oern definitely selected, but the re
mainder of her officers will be as fol
lows: Lieutenant-Commander Wilson,
executive olliccr; Lieut. Underwood, j
navigator: l.ieuts. Hogg. 1 1 1 ami r.n
igu Oilman, watch otliccrs: Passed As
sistant Surgeon Weaver and Chief Lu
gineer I 'arks.
The Katahdin. otherwise known as
the Ammen rum. is a freak in naval
architecture, and although opinions
arc divided as to her qualities, there is
little doubt that her presence in any
harbor would make an enemy anxious.
She lies mostly under water, with a
turtle back of steel varying in thick
ness from 2' ., to 0 inches, and the theory
of her designer. Admiral Ammen, was
that this armor plate could not be
struck directly by a shot from another
vessel, and that any such shot would be
harmlessly deflected by the sloping
steel deck. In action the conning tower
and smoke stack are alxmt all of the
ship that would present a mark. The
former is made of steel IS inches thick.
The Katahdin is a rain pure and sim
ple, having in the way of weapons oi
S-Tense nothing except her sharp steel
beak and a few small rapid-tire guns to
keep off boarders or torpedo boats.
When she was designed her speed was
placed at a very high mark, but she did
not realize expectations, owing to her
peculiar obstructive undcr-watcr model,
tier personnel will be as follows:
L:eut.-Coiu:nander Wilde, at pres
ent naval secretary of the lighthouse
board: executive officer, Lieut. Lowe:
navigator. Lieut. Culver; Chief Engi
neer JJeijr. and Ensign Campbell. Tin
two vessels have crews respectively of
150 and 'JO men.
It was learned at the navy depart
ment yesterday why the Maine was
tied up to a buoy in Havana harbor, in
stead of anchoring, a fttet that has beer,
the base for some of the theories as tc
the cause of the disaster. It is
stated that not only is a man
of-war at a buoy in much lx-t-ter
place for quick service than when
anchored, but it appears that if a ship
casts her anchor in Havana harbor, so
foul and polluted with yellow fever
and other disease germs is the mud
that adheres to it when it is hoisted
that the ship must go into quarantine
upon her rcturr. to any Florida port.
THE PUBLIC DE3T.
Monthly Treasury Statement Showing a
Decrease in (lie lrht.
Washington. March 2. The monthly
treasury statement of the public debt
shows that the debt, less cash in the
'reasury. at the close of business Moii
lay, amounted to Sl.010.lo-t.ipi, a de
crease for the month of S1..V.I7.1-'-'. This
decrease is accounted for by a corre
sponding increase in the cash.
The debt is recapitulated as follows.
In!'r.-Nt-!)';irinu' il-iit $ at.. j
Ucbt nn which i:it;T--t lias o':iC4
sfilt-c maturity l.S-'f.ilM
Dcul beariu u-j ililcrt-.t fl-ij.i; I.U'U
This amount, however, does not in-cluiU-
?.1S.V.'.V.'.'.i:t:s in certificates and
treasury notes outstanding, which are
offset by an equal amount of cash iu
The rash in the treasury is class.vl
as follows: Gold S-ii.m'.::.'.i71. silver
ST.! !.s."s.s:s4. paper .iIil7..".iil.'.i."iS. bonds,
disbursing olli.-ers' balances, etc.. $!'t.
04. ouJ. making a total of Ss.Vi.riTI.Tiiii.
against which there are demand liabil
ities outstanding amounting to SO'Sl.-007..-;:!.
leaving a net cash balaucc of
ON THE GIVING TlAND.
Liberal At-tion of the Committee on Naval
Wasihxotox, March 2. The house
committee on naval affairs, yesterday
afternoon, agreed on items of S1.imhi.ixiC
for the purchase of smokeless powder;
S'J2.000 for the erection of buildings ou
goverment ground for the manufacture
of smokeless powder, "vith the neces
sary machinery and equipment, and
SOiMKM) for arming and equipping the
The latter item is an increase of S10.
000 over the estimates of Secretary
Long, and provides for the arms, ac
coutrements, signal outfits, boats anci
their equipments, and the printing oi
the necessary liooks of instruction for
the naval militia of the several states
under navy department regulations.
The item for the purchase of the
smokeless powder is identical with the
estimate. Several other items of les
importance also were passed upon.
NAVAL VETERAN DEAD.
Lieutenant-Commander Charles H. Craves
is No More.
Wasihxotox. March 2. Lieutenant
Commander Charles Henderson Craven.
U. S. X., retired, died here yesterday,
aged 5.1 years, lie was the eldest son
of the late Rear Admiral Thomas T.
Craven, and was Kirn at Fort Preble.
He was graduated from the naval acad
emy in lSio. and rendered efficient serv
ice in the late war. He was on tht
Housatonic when the vessel was blown
up by a torpedo boat off Charleston
g. C.'in lSiit.
THE DINGLEY LAW.
Keteaue P.erelpUi for February Show a
Surplus of SI.HiS.SoS-Inrrease for Vint
Seven Mjntti 9I,G15,T43 Over the
Wasium-.tox. March L The Dingley
law has fullilled the promise of the
f ranters. In its seventh month. Febru
ary, it has produced an average of over
Sl.ooo.ooo a day revenue and presents
the treasury with a surplus in exicss
of the cxpediturcs for the month. In
the 2$ days of February the re
ceipts were ?.,S..-.72..V:s. "a larger
sum than in any February since
the inauguration of President Cleve
land. The expenditures were S'-'S.T27.-oom.
leaving for the month a surplus of
Sl.S4.i.a.Vs--the first surplus which the
month of February has show n since the
election of President Cleveland and his
free trade congres-.. The customs re
ceipts alone were ?1.1.4MS0. a sum
larger than in any February since the
inauguration of President Cleveland.
The average daily receipts during the
month were Sl.02u.4l7. which is over
S!7.o,ii) per day in cxee-s of the average
daily expenditures during the past five
years. The daily receipts, which in the
lirst month of tile Dingley law aver
aged Srr.'.t.T'.M j-cr diem. were, in Febru
ary, an average of Sl.020.447 per diem,
while its customs receipts, which in its
lirst month averaged hut .5.2.".4 K per
diem, averaged in February S.V(7.11 per
diem, an increase of about 140 percent.
The total receipts during the first sev-
n months of its operation are nearly
il7.i io.cco in excess of those of the Wil
son law during the lirst seven months,
of its operation.
All of the above figures, it should be
understood, relate soleiy to the legiti
mate current operations of the revenue
laws and do not include any of the rc
cepts and expenditures growing out of
of tiie Pacific railroad transactions of
the past few months. All of those
figures relating in any way to the Pa
cific railroad matters arc excluded, and
the figures of the almvc statements and
the taldes which follow relate exclu
sively to the current receipts and ex
penditures aside from the 1'aci lie rail
Table showing customs receipts uuder
Dingley law by days and mouths:
Average daily T 'tal nvipts
rei-:'iii. tor mouth.
A"iwr. is.t i u w.a-r.w;
i't.niitr -jtii.iri i.'ji-.'.hm
: htciLir v.; 188.8.131.52
NovciiiiM-r :".".." i.:w.'4 1
iiei-' uiiKT :i;.rii!i n.fii.i'sH
lauilar.v. IMW ilM.:!cl. U.'-HJ. lirj
Kcnruary a1,1-1 l..uu.i-lj
Table showing total receipts under
Dingley law by days ami months:
Avi-rti'i-ilaily Total receipts
re -rtptN. fur month-.
I !;- m.tt-r
... liM.i'iM IIU.trJi.IM4
... 7:u.iu.i -ji.i;U.ii.c
... ImIki'j .4,:f.'l. ll
Kf.ntV'l 2Tt. Mi.V.r..
... Kll.ll. J7.M1.1!4
. .. 'XI 1 J.7'..VJJ7
... I.U.U.H SS.M-J..-3S
Statement showing comparative re
ceipts under Wilson ami Dingley laws
in tirst seven months of operation :
Wilson law. liinirlev law.
Kirt month -JJ i.JI.-JJH i If.nii.t-.u
Sii-.mi month l'.u:fivJ4i Jl.!-3.t.n.
Tliir.i in .inn UMll.liM tM.3l.4l.i
l-'oiirili m.itith 21.S'.l.'t5 -J'.W-.w.i
1'iftii month j;.Nii.:ty. -J7.1i:tl.4'.M
Sixth in. nth J".vi:'.'i7 s.7i.."J-J7
Totals i:,U.J:il.u:!S il7j.Slli.7ll
l.alanee in favor of Dingley law.Sli!,-GI.-..71X
THE OMAHA EXPOSITION.
Ll&liiliits Arrlilnjj -Various ltulliliiigs I'ro-KrrKin;y-An
Omaha. Xib.. March 2. Twenty car
loads of exhibits consigned to the
I tiitcd States government commission
ers of the Transmississippi c.osition
reached Omaha yestcrdnv from Wash
ington and from Nashville. Fully fifty
carloads of exhibits now lie on the
side-tracks and in storage warehouses.
The main buildingsarc nearly ready to
The government building is making
the most remarkable progress. It is
under contract to be completed by
April I. and Engineer Fnrnan. the
government engineer in charge of the
construction, says the building will be
ready before that time. He has al
ready notified the several departments
which are to make exhibits in the
building that exhibits may be shipped
at once, as the building will be ready
to receive them by the time they can
The building is entirely under roof,
except the dome, ami that will be com
pletely enclosed within a very few
lays. The staff for the building is be
ing put in place as fast as possible, and
already the government building is one
of the landmarks on t he grounds. It
can lie seen from down town with great
distinctness, and when the upper por
tion is covered with staff, it will form
u most imposing sight. A staff statue.
-LilM-rty Enlightening the World." 14
feet in height, will surmount the dome,
the pedestal on which the figure will
stand being l.o feet from the ground.
A uiet but Kticrcctir Contest Throughout
TottoxTo. Ont.. March 2. The elea
tion of members of the provincial par
liament proceeded energetically but
quietly throughout the province of On
tario yesterday. The liberals had the
various advantages of the party long
in power, but the conservative candi
dates claimed to be confident in manj
sections. The patrons cut very little
figure in the election apparently. Sa
loons were closed, and while there was
a deal of excitement and bringing in ol
voters, there was no disorder.
; tting the Dolphin Ready.
New Yokk. March 2. The dispatch
boat Dolphin has been floated in the
dry dock in the navy yard, where she
has lieen undergoing repairs for several
months. It is the intention to have the
Dolphin ready to go into commission
bv March 31.
Corrupt Practices Law Sustained.
CoLl MBt s. .. March 2. The Car
field corrupt practices law was sus
tained by the supreme court.
The law limits the amount of money
which candidates for public offices may
6pend to secure election.
A VERY "LONG" STORY.
it Is Based Cpon a Remark of the Naval Sea.
retary the Meaning of Which waa
Distorted A Private Opinion that Spain
was Not Officially Guilty or the Destruc
tion of the Maine.
Wasihxotox, March 2. The main
Interest yesterday in connection with
the Maine inquiry centered in a state
ment by Secretary Long, following tha
cabinet meeting, that, in his personal
opinion, any official participation by
the Spanish government in the blowing
up of the Maine was now practically
eliminated from the situation. This
statement was not of a formal or of
ficial character, and was made by Mr.
Iiong as he walked away from tho
As usual the various cabinet officers
were besieged with inquiries as to the
questions before the meeting, anil in re
sponse to these importunities the sec
retary rather casually summed up tha
situation in a few words, stating that
most of the time had been given to tho
outrages on colored postmasters in tho
Naturally, the Cuban situation had
been gone over, he said, but there were
no actual developments, and he felt
that public excitement over the subject
had materially abated. Then hc'.idded
the statement, in the same passing
way. that any participation by tha
Spanish government in the blowing up
of the Maine was practically eliminated
iu his judgment .
This last remark was speedily given
wide circulation, apart from the quiet
ing references which had accompanied
it. It immediately started much com
ment and discussion, and when Mr.
Long returned to the navy department
after luncheon, he found that what ho
had intended to convey was being
given the force of an official declara
tion that Spain's responsibility for tho
disaster had been eliminated. In order
to make clear his meaning, as a per
sonal expression of opinion. Mr. L0117
dictated the following statement:
"The main thing we talked about in
cabinet were the outrages on the postmaster.-.,
one a white man in ico:-gia
and one a colored man in South Caro
lina. "In regard to the Cuban situation. I
said I thought things were growing
quieter every day. and. as far as iny
judgment went. 1 was inclined tothink
that any official participation on tho
part of the Spnnisa government in tho
disaster was now practically cliiu
iuated." The foregoing conveyed all that Mr..
Long desired to say 011 the suhj -ct,
and this much was given only to oif
sct enlarged versions of what he had
said. Persons occupying the closest
relations with the secretary said that
the opinion expressed was such as any
one might give with the facts now at
hand, it was not in any sense,
it was explained, a conclusion
drawn from new evidence not
made public, cither from the court
of inquiry or any olliccr now
concerned in the inquiry. Neither
facts or intimations have come from
such sources, it is said at the depart
ment, as would serv; as the basis for
an opinion. The official declaration of
Senor Du Itosc. the Spanish charge
d'affaires, that no mines or submarine
defenses exist in the harlior of Havana
had come to the attention of Secretary
Long, and this statement from the au
thorized representative of the Spanish
gift ernment was felt to have been given
its due weight in the opinion expressed
by the secretary.
It was pointed out by persons bear
ing close relations with the secretary
that Ihe language used was "official
participation" ou the part of the Span
ish g vernment. This, it was said, had
no bearing on the question of Spain's
responsibility. The "official participa
tion" of Spain was one thing, while tao
responsibility of Spain in case the dis
aster proved to be of external origin,
was quite another thing. The secre
tary's statement was restricted, it was
explained, to exculpating Spain from
direct oliicial know ledge and participa
t ion in t he affair. In case it was shown
that the act was due to some fanatic or
per.son not connected with the govern
ment, then the question of Spam's re
sponsibility would be still open.
JUDGE ROGERS' OPINION.
Meat Inspection Derision to be Disregard
ed liy the Agricultural Depart ment.
Washixiitox, March 2. In speaking
yesterday of the decision of Tinted
States District Judge lingers, at Kan
sas City, in which he held in effect that
the present system of government meat
inspection was unconstitutional. Attorney-!
leiicral (iriggs said that his ad
vice to the agricultural department
officials would he to continue the sys
tcju until all the facts in the case
could be presented to the court.
The attorney general had no criti
cism to make of the way the indictment
was drawn, but in the light of tho
opirion itself he was satisfied that tho
indictment failed to bring out the im
portant fact that the cattle slaughtered
were purchased in the west, and. al
though the commodity took another
form, it was. in fact, in transit to an
other market without the state, and,
therefore, not only a subject of inter
state commerce, but actually in the
channels of interstate commerce The
failure to set out this fact in the in
dictment, the attorney general said,
may have influenced Judge Kogers'
opinion. In any event the department
will disregard the opinion for the pres
ent at the least.
A PROMINENT FUR TRADER.
Death of Herman IJehes, a Successful
Sax Francisco. March 2. A cable
gram from London was received here
yesterday announcing the death o?
Herman Liebes. founder of the fur
house-of H. Liebes. said to be the larg
est of its kind in the United States.
Mr. Liebes was born in Germany 50
years ago. In 18'J0 he formed the North
American Commercial Co., which suc
ceeded the Alaska Commercial Co.. and
this company practically controlled tU
trade of Alaska.
HAWLEY AND DALZELL.
Spanlsh Situation Discussed Before Tal
Aluuinl-Millions Would Respond to a
Call American Patriotism Would Shine
Kesplendant All College Men Should
Stand Together in the Interests of the
Washington, March 3. Senator
tlawley. chairman of the senate com
mittee on military affairs, and l!epre
sentative Dalzcll, of Pennsylvania, re
ferred to the Spanish situation in thc:r
speeches before the Yale alumni of
Washington Tuesday night. Sena
tor Hawlcy aroused much en
thusiasm by referring to the
conditions now existing in this
country. saying that should a
just cause demand, millions of men
would respond to a call of duty. "There
has been a lot of talk of war." said
Senator Hawlcy. ""and the cool, half
sokcn. half-unspoken words of patri
otism that have arisen all over the
country arc. indeed, a pride to Ameri
ca. It is magnificent. At any just de
mand millions will jump to the call of
duty, and do their duty as Americans.
No just cause will fail to find ready re
sponse among all Americans."
Representative Dalzcll said all col
lege men should stand together in the
interests of the country. "We are liv
ing in a peculiar time." said Mr. Dal
zcll. "and are just now undergoing
such a crisis as this generation hks
never known. For many months our
sympathies have gone out to a
people on a neighboring island,
who have been suffering from a
cruel and unjust tyranny. On top of
all this comes the news of an appalling
disaster. One of the noblest ships of
our navy has gone down in Havana har
bor, and hundreds of our Jack tars,
their sins not confessed, have met with
a terrible fate."
After severely condemning sensa
tional reports. .Mr. Dalzcll said: "An
other conspicuous point of which we
are proud is the self-repression and the
calm dignity the American people as a
whole have exercised throughout the
entire incident. It shows that we are
capable of exercising calm justice iu
all things. The American people have
their eyes fixed an a cool, dclili
cratc ami wise statesman who
is guiding our magnificent ship
of state, anil all American hearts are
loyal and loving in his support. They
believe that Mr. McKinley will decide
when the time lor decision arrives, and
that when he does decide he will decide
rightly, and have behind him to a man
the entire population of this great
country. This is a time when college
men are looked to."
THE CREW OF THE MISTLETOE.
l'ii-ked Cp from Their Sinking Vessel and
landed in i'hlladelphia
Pllll.AliKI.l'lllA. March 3. The Brit
ish steamer Kensington, ('apt. I.ang
wcl!. London, for Philadelphia, ar
rived here yesterday with the crew of
the liritish brig Mistletoe on board.
The crew consists of ('apt. H. D. Cave
and seven men.
The Mistletoe left St. Johns. N. F..
February 14. for Dahia, lirazil, with a
cargo of codfish. When two days out
the vessel encountered a stiff north
cast gale and ran into a large ice floe.
She was buffeted about for five days
by the wind and waves, and on tha
sixth day the ice stove a hole in her
Imiw. The pumps were brought into
use. but on the ninth day she was mak
ing water at the rate of six inches an
hour. It was then decided to head her
for the course of the transatlantic
btcanicrs in the hope of being picked
Kvery night rockets were sent up in
the hope of attracting the attention of a
pus-iing vessel. Finally, on the 2ith of
February, the steamer Kensington was
sighted. Signals were displayed and
the Kensington stool by while the
crew of the Mistletoe lowered a boat
and rowed to the Kensington.
Kvery member of the crew suffered
badly from the co'.d. but with medical
attention on board the Kensington
they soon recovered. IS-.-fore leaving
the vessel the cantain s.-t her on fire.
PURE FOOD CONGRESS.
The Only War They are Interested in is
the War Against Adulteration.
Wasihxotox. March Aliont 2(M.
persons including state food commis
sioners, members of the national
grange, health officials, grocers and
pharmacists were in attendance at the
National Pure Food and Drug congress
which assembled at the Columbian
university, yesterday afternoon, for a
two days' meeting. Hon. Frank Hume,
of this city, culled the congress tc
or.lcr. and introduced District Commis
sioner John W. Uoss. who formally
welcomed the delegates to the city.
In the absence of a permanent or
ganization. Hon. J. H. Prigham, the
assistant secretary of agriculture, pre
billed and introduced the speakers.
Representative Krosius. of Pennsyl
vania, who is a strong advocate of the
pure food bill in the house, congratu
lated the congress on the large attend
ance at a time when the - country was.
alive with war rumors. He was not
for war except that against food adul
teration, and against that he was for
war to the hilt. Reference was made
to the large extent to which foods are
adulterated, and the opinion was ex
pressed that the only complete and
radical cure was by federal legislation.
Hon. Aaron Jones, of Indiana, mas
ter of the National (Irange. said prac
tically all the 30.000.000 farmers of thr
country were for the pure food bill.
SETTLED BY ARBITRATION.
Verdlrt of the Michigan Board of Arbitra
tion In the Hay City Riveters- Strike.
Detroit, Mich., March 3. The stale
board of arbitration met here and re
viewed the testimony in the matter
of the strike of the riveters employed
in W heeler & Co.'s ship yards at Uaj
City. The board's verdict is that the
18U7 rate be paid to all employes, and
the riveters and setters wages to be
$2.30 for a ten-hour day. The rate of
fered by the company was S2.23, but
both sides had agreed to staid by the
result ol the arbitration.
She was reading in low thrilling toleet
"Whan the packing begins in earnest, it
stems as though there could be no spot on
earth's surface unshaken." He roused him
self from a somnolent attitude on an easy
chair. "Who wrote that. Maria? He's
been through it, whoever he is. I wonder
whom he married?" "Why, you great stu
pid," said she, "it's Nansen writing about
the ice." Household Words.
Publisher (impatiently) Well, sir, whal
is it?" Poet (timidlv) "O er are yoa
Mr.Jobson?" Publisher (irritably) "Yes."
Poet (more timidly) "Mr. George Job
son?" Publisher (excitedly) "les, sir,
that's mv name." Poet ( more timidly still
"Of the "firm of Messrs. Jobson dc Doodler
Publisher tangrilv) "Yes. What do von
want?" l'oet "Uh 1 want to see Mr.
Doodle! " Punch.
Piso's Cure is the medicine to break np
children's Coughs and Colds. Mrs. M. G.
Blunt, Sprague, Wash., March 8, 'M.
Be careful how you grasp an opportunity:
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to S.J. Sherman. Specialist,Mt.Vernon,Ii.Y.
With the day the light, with the road th
Strength to tread it. Samuel Juhnnon.
Feel it pass away when St. Jacobs
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A-lass! The favorite intersection of the.
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