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THE OFFICIAL BASKET
Reported to Be Receiving Republican
Heads at the Cheering Bate of
live a Minute.
Dleveland Continues to Have Faith in
Garland— St. Paul's Steamboat
The ' Discovery Made That Dement
Said Teller Sold Out to the Mor
mons for $25,000.
_. Little Partisan Caloric Developed
in tbe Senate Over Affairs of
Heads Speedily Falling.
Ipecial to the Globe.
Washington, Feb. 4.— lf the present
administration continues as faithfully in
the work of official changes during its
entire term as it has been done in the first
year there will be very few Republican
officeholders left to tell the tale at the end
of the four years of Orover Cleveland s
administration. There has been a great
deal of groaning because the administra
tion did not turn everybody out the first
month of its term: but when you stop and
think about it you will see that Its first year
has been a pretty busy one. The presideut
has appointed 1,300 men to important
places. These men have from Ito 1,000
persons employed under them. In a vast
majority of cases they have the right of re
moval and appointment, and In a large pro
portion of cases they have promptly used it
Take the office of the supervising inspector
of steam vessels for the Lovlsvillo and Mem
phis district, for instance. Inspector Du
gau bas under him probably eight men. He
has already changed half of these, putting
in Democrats, and he will, of course, change
the remainder soon. Take the collectors of
internal revenue all over the country. They
are ' • >;'
CONSTANTLY EXCHANGING BEPUBLICAN
for Democratic storekeepers— at
the rate of foity or fifty a day. So it Is
easy to see that the 1.500 or so of President
Cleveland's appointments have produced
already 5,000 changes in office. Then the
assistant postmaster general, Stevenson,
that great headsman, has a ••record" of
15,000 fourth-class postmasters to be added
to the list. A few of these have assistants
under them, and, of course, they put Dem
ocrats in the places at once. So it is easy
to see that there have been in the eleven
months of the administration considerably
over 20,000 offices filled with Democrats,
and that the first year's work will
show up a round 20,000 heads In the official
basket. Putting the length of a working
day at the official rate of eight hours a day,
this shows that the removals have come
along at an average rate of twelve per hour,
or one caen five minutes during the whole
first year. If the administration keeps at
the rate of the first year during the re
mainder of the term there will not be a Re
publican officer left to tell the tale at the
end of Mr. Cleveland's four years in office.
Retains Faith in Garland.
Special to the Globe.
. Washington, Feb. 4.— President Cleve
land has not had any talk with his attorney
general upon the subject of the recent
developments In the telephone scandal. lie
does not intend to talk with him upon the
subject. He regards Mr. Garland's ex
planation last fall as perfectly satisfactory.
He has perfect confidence iv Mr. Garland's
integrity. A friend of the president said
Mr. Garland does not appear to be affected
by recent publications. It would be better
for him if he could get rid of his Pan Elec
tric stocit, but I don't see how be can do it.
He couldn't sell It, and be couldn't give it
away without incurring the suspicion that
the transaction was not a bona tide one.
The same gentleman said Mr. Garland
•was probably not the only member of the
caninet who is the owner of telephone
stock. He said it was very probable that
some of the members of the cabinet who
had money to invest were holders of
Bell telephone stock, but he didn't Intimate
.that they had acquired this stock in the
same manner as had Mr. Garland. A friend
suggested this evening that Mr. Garland
might assemble, a mass meeting and burn
this stock in the public square as a good
way of getting rid of It. The president
does not stem to understand or appreciate
the fact that the stock held by Mr. Garland
was given him by Dr. J. W. Rogers for tl*e
use of bis name, and that bis holding it
cannot therefore be considered in the light
of an ordinary business transaction.
St. Paul sate.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Feb. 4. — The committee j
having In charge the proposition to divide j
the. St. Paul steamboat inspection district
will report adversely to-morrow and St.
Paul will retain the headquarters.
Dement said It Whs Teller.
' Washington, Feb. 4. — The senate com
mittee on public lands to-day gave a hear
ing at their request to the newspaper cor
respondents who last week telegraphed to
their papers interviews with Surveyor Gen
eral Dement of Utah, which interviews Mr.
Dement at his recent examination by this
committee, repudiated, and the statements
contained in which he declared to be with
out louudalU .i. Messrs. J. Corwin and
F. P. Powers of the Chicago Times. C. G.
Bain and T. C. Craw ford of the New York
World, and JulesGuthridgosof the Chicago
News appeared before the committee and
testified that the statements made In their
dispatches were made upon the ' direct
authority of Mr. Dement. Mr. William E.
Curtis, correspondent of ..the. Chicago luter
Ocean, told the committee that he had re
ceived the. material for his article upon the
subject from Mr. Corwin, who had told
him moreover, that the prominent Western
senator, who Dement was reported to have
said received $25,000 from the Mormons,
was Mr. Teller. Mr. Dement declined to
be present at the hearing. Mr. Teller, who
is a member of the committee, was present
and. by inquiries, purposely drew out the
avowals with respect to the use of his own
.YESTERDAY IX THE SENATE.
A mild Display of Fireworks Over m
Naval Assistant Secretary.
Washington, Feb. 4.— ln the senate
to-day the prayer was offered by the Rev.
T. De Witt Talraage of Brooklyn, N. Y.
The chair laid before the senate a letter
from the secretary of the treasury in reply
to a recent resolution of the senate relating
to the conscience fund. The •'conscience
fund."' tho secretary says, had its origin in
the popular belief that the donations of
money received from persons unknown
were because of money wrongfully withheld
from the government The first item to
the credit of the fund was made in 1872,
and the fund now amounts to $220,747. '
Among the memorials presented and ap
propriately referred was one by Mr. Sewell,
consisting of a concurrent resolution of the
legislature of New Jersey, protesting against
the granting by congress of any right to
build a bridge from the shores of New Jer
sey to those of Steftea Island, N. V., and
asserting the doctrine of states' rights in
denial of the power of congress to grant
such authority. Several petitions were
presented from organizations of Knights of
Labor, urging congress to open up to settle
ment the territory of Oklahoma.
Mr. Cameron called up the bill providing
for the appointment of an assistant secretary
of tbe navy. An amendment suggested by
the navy committee requises that the assis
tant shall come from civil Ufa.
Mr. Plumb hoped some explanation would
be given of the need of such an officer and
of the need of such haste in taking up the
bill at this time, it bating but recently been
MR. BOAS SUGGESTED
the inquiry whether it was wise for congress
to'tie the hands of the president in requiring
that tbo proposed new officers should be token
from civil lira. ;',' ••■ ■_•:*■••
Mr. 'Cameron said the bill bad b»cn origin
all.'. Introd-teed iv compliance wita the- wish
of tbo secretary of tju navy, and the senate
committee bad thought it . best to have the
appointment made from civil life, so as to
avoid jealousies among naval officers.
Mr. Hale thought it very desirable that
there should be greater infusion into the
navy ' department of the business ' capacity
characteristic of active and successful busi
ness men. Unless the bill should provide for
******* making of the appointment ; from civil
life, there would Jbe solicitations by naval '
officers, and consequent jealousies would be .
aroused. In case of emergency the president •
and secretary of tbe nary already had
authority of law to call in for advice and con
sultation proper experts from among the
Mr. Plumb opposed the appointment of the
proposed officer. ~-i He was net necessary.
Mr. Plumb said he would simply be another ,
functionary to wear a rose In a button bole,
give receptions and disport himself for the !
edification of outsiders, so as to make tbe
government "show" more complete. These j
department chiefs -were the ornamental part |
of to* departments.' Dopartmeat work, like i
tho brook, went on forever, regardless of
who was . secretary. There was too much
machinery In. tbe government departments. i
And what was. wanted was nut an assistant i
secretary, but an entire reorganization of the i
departmental' methods. Kespousibllitr was
now too much divided, and In fact, when
traced up, was found nowhere.
favored tbe bilL He thought It one of the
most palpable indications or tbe times tbat
tbe American people wanted something like
a respectable nary. A thorough business
man would be necessary in such case, as tbe
confidential assistant of the secretary of tbe
navy. Mr. Beck Mild that Secretaries Lincoln
and Chandler had, two years ago, made com
plaint to the senate committee that there was
a necessity for an assistant in each of tbeir
departments. . A bill was then passed pro
riding for the officer in the war and navy de
partments, but the salary ($3,500) bad not
proved sufficient, and the officers were not
appointed. ' The main argument then used
was that a civilian was necessary in order to
avoid the jealousies, and, as was said, "the
hourbonism" of the naval and military offi
Mr. Book favored the bill and the proposed
Mr. Plumb's, recollection was tbat the act
had been repealed at the request of Secretary
Mr. Allison said the measure had been
passed, but as no officers bad been appointed
congress subsequently repealed it
Mr. Allison thought that if the new assist
ant was to have a larger compensation it
would be necessary, be thought, to increase
the salaries of tbe other assistants.
Mr. Dawes thought it nooessary to rehabili
tate the navy, and spoke in favor of tbe bilL
Mr. Plumb did not think the present sec
retary of tbe nary bad done anything to help
Mr. Van Wyck thought this an attempt on
the part of the Republicans to force the pres
ent administration to accept another officer.
Perhaps, however, tho word
"roncE" was TOO STHOJCO.
Certainly additional officers were contrary
to tho expressed desire of tho published plat
form of the new administration, as it was of
ihe old. He thought be had better put the
Democratic senators on then* guard so that
they might make sure whether tbe ad
ditional officer was needed. Mr. Van Wyck
presumed the Democrats might be suspioious
of tbe Greeks, even when tbey bore gifts.
Tbey might be entrapped. He bad heard of
tbe great enthusiasm with wh_c_ tbe country
some months ago beard of the discbarge of
some laborers from the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing. The reduction has been made
from men receiving a dollar a day, but an as
sistant was required wbo should hare tbe sal
ary of fifteen discharged laborers. Mr. Van
Wyck prophesied that this thing would be re
Mr. Blackburn spoke for the bill. He did
not want to relieve the secretary of the navy
of the responsibilities, but, on the contrary,
to rivet and clinch his responsibilities on him
self. It was impossible for the secretary of
the navy to be always present in bis office,
and it was indispensible for him to bavo for
an assistant a man from civil life of active
business habits. Tbe Bureau of Detail in tbe
navy department,,' Mr. Blackburn continued,
was In charge of a captain whose name was
twelfth on the list of captain's of the navy,
vet there was not an officer in the navy, in
cluding the admirals, whose detail of duties
were not made by that subordinate officer.
Mr. Plumb— is responsible for that?
Mr. Blackburn did not think it lay in the
mouth of a Republican senator to make that
inquiry, because the same work bad . been
done under the Republican administration.
inoai..-h ron JUSTICE.
Mr. Ingails Intended to treat this adminis
tration with absolute ' justice. Whatever as
sistants any officer may certify tbat bo needs
for the proper administration of his depart
ment Mr. Ingolls would vote to give him. But
be would not give any assistance that was not
certified to be neoessary.
Mr. Butler said tbe secretary of the nary
had recommended the appointment, and read
from the report of the navy the statement
that "an assistant secretary of the navy
would seem to be an essential feature."
Mr. Ingails (looking at tbe reports— re
mark appears to be an interpolation, being
evidently an after-thought. Mr. Ingails read
the context preceding the clause already read
to show that it was only in the "system of
organization", that: the secretary bad said an
assistant secretary was wanted— not for the
performance of the duties for we bad no
navy. [Laughter;] Why had it not been said
here, itorum itorum, that we had no navy,
and tbo hope expressed that the patriotism of
the Democratic party would rise to the exi
gency of the occasion and give us a navy.
Mr. Ingails would bave been better satisfied
if the naval committee of the senate, Instead
of conferring new patronage on the nary de
partment, had arranged for a satisfactory in
quiry into the conduct of that department in
connection with naval construction, and - the
transaction by which attempt after attempt
had been made to' reject the Dolphin. Mr.
lugalla animadverted with some severity upon
tbe course of the. secretary of the navy in
connection with the Dolphin, saying bo had
sent It to sea time after time in special search
of a cyclone [laughter] In order to show
and the Dolphin finally succeeded in encoun
tering the cyclono off Cape Hatteras. and tbe
waves were so high and the wind so tempest
uous that the experts appointed by tbe sec
retary bad logo below, seasick. The Ameri
can people, Mr. ingails continued, could not
forget that a studious attempt had been
mode by the secretary of the navy to crush
out a great American enterprise, and that
thereby a pro-determined plan, one of the
greatest of American industrial establish- !
ments, employing 300 men, bad been forced
Into bankruptcy.. At last, however, by some
sort of subteranean arrangement, for no pub- -
lie notice had ' been issued, the secretary
seemed to have decided that the Dolphin had
to be accepted. Mr. ' Ingails was not to a
mood to band out on a salver any additional
patronage to the secretary of tbe navy, which
that officer was to certify only la a parent
issue. Mr. Cockr.ll ' said that If Mr. Ingails
believed bis own estimates true bo was
neglecting his public duiv by not calling for
investigation, which the Republicans in the
senate had power to order.
Mr. Ingails— lt will be investigated. Don't
Mr. Cook roll thought Investigation should
be mode at once. The secretary of the navy,
be said, courted
THE rDLI.CST INVESTIGATION.
Ho bad simply tried to compel a contractor to
comply with the law. Senators should re
member the condition of the departments
when the new administration took charge of
them. Tbe departments were from one to
two years behind with current work. Mr.
Cook*rei] found no fault about the matter be
cause business . bad accumulated from year
to year. He would say, however, that it was
a burning shame that the balance due to sol
diers and their widows and orphans was still
due and unsettled' twenty years after the
close of tbe war. ' .
Mr. Logan expressed his willingness for
tbe ponding: bill to pass if the secretary of
the navy thought it was necessary. He re
membered, however, that the former secre
tary had asked- for assistants only whou the
secretaries were new to their places. *
Mr. Butler thought, notwithstanding the
sneers of the senator from Kansas (Mr. In
gails). the secretary of the navy bad fully and
explicitly recommended providing for the
new officer. Mr. Butler did not believe it an
act of kindness to Mr. John Roach to inter
ject his name into this debate. When a proper
time to Sneak on this subject should come
Mr. Butler would have something to say.
Mr. Cameron urged an immediate vote on
the bill, but Mr. Logan opposed this, and at 2
o'clock the matter wont over.
' The Dakota bill was discussed without ac
tion, after which the senate adjourned. '
/ Senate Bills.
Washington, Feb. 4.— Among the bills
introduced in the senate to-day were the
following: ' ! , ' " '.• • •
By Senator ; Matey— make the city of
Houston. Texas, a port of entry.
By Senator Mane erson— To facilitate pro
motions aud to retire from active service,
upon tbeir own • application, officers of the
army who served during tbe War of the Re
bellion as general officers of volunteer service.
By Senator Ingails— To authorize tbe Actb
isoo , Bridge ---company to construct and
maintain a bridge, across tbe Missouri river
at a point near tbe city of Atchison, Kan.
By Senator Plumb To appropriate an ad
ditional sum of $150,000 for the completion of
tbe public building at Fort Scott
Kan. : for tbe same purpose for the public
budding at Wichita, Kan.
By Senator Fryo— Relating to publio ac
counts and claims. It provides that suits
against sureties on bonds give v to tbe United
States shall be barred unless brought within
five years after termination of the office of
the principal therein if the bond be an official
bond, or unless brought within five years from
condition broken ■ if the bond be a bond on a
contract.. __.-_• ....
By Senator Dolpb— To extend the ; limits of
tbe port of Portland, Or., so as to Include all
that portion of the east bank of the Will*
motte lying opposite the city. .
Senator Van Wyck, from the committee on
the ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 5, 1886. —TWELVE : PAGES.
public lands, reported favorably his bill for
the settlors or purchasers of lands within ths
grant of the Northern Kansas railroad.
THE EOH'EB HOUSE
Posses the Shipping Bill and Some j
Washtngton, Feb. After the read- '
ing of tbe journal, which consumed more j
titan half an hour, the speaker of the .
house proceeded to call the committees for
reports, but no measures of public Import
ance were submitted.
in tbe morning hour Mr. Culbertson, of
Texas, on behalf of the committee on tbe
judiciary, called up the bill dividing the
Eastern Judicial district of Arkansas Into!
two districts, to be known as the Eastern !
and Western districts 01" the Eastern dis- ■
trict of Arkansas. Passed. He also
called up and the bouse passed the bill to
detach Hood county from the Waco branch I
of the Northern Judicial strict of Texas I
and attach it to the' Graham branch of sajd !
district. He also called and the bouse •
passed a bill providing that in addition to
the present mode of taking depositions of
witnesses in cases pending before
United States courts it shall be lawful to
take depositions in the mode prescribed by
the laws of the state in which the court Is
Mr. Hammond, of Georgia, on behalf of
the same committee, called up the bill to
prevent the claim of the
WAR TAXES .
under the act of Aug. 5. 1861, and acts
amendatory thereof by the United states,
being set off against states having claims
against the general government
Mr. Barksdale of Mississippi made an ar
gument in favor of the bill, contending that
it was a matter of simple justice to various
states of the Union. Tbe government il
limitable in Its resources, as powerful to ex
ecute its promise as It was to enforce its
decrees, could not afford to plant itself on
'he Rob Roy rule. "The simple plan, that
they shall take that have the power and
they shall keep that can."
Mr. Osborne of Pennsylvania attacked
the bill as a proposition to relieve certain
states that had been in rebellion from tbe
obligation of payment without in any way
attempting to secure equal justice to all tbe
states, by reimbursing these wbicb had
promptly made full payment. Pending
further discussion the morning heur ex
pired, and at 1:50 the house went into com
mittee of the whole (Mr. Gates of Alabama
in the chair) for the further consideration of
the shipping bill, the pending amendment
being that offered by Mr. Wolffian of Indi
ana, limiting compensation of collectors.
Inspectors and shipping commissioners.
After a short debate the amendment was
A NEW DEFINITION or sunsinr.
Mr. Dunn of Arkansas supported tho bill
and pictured the burdens under which tho
shipping interest was suffering. Nobody
would put a bit in a business which was taxed
KJ-J per cent. If tbe removal of taxation
was indirect subsidy. God help the country.
There was an end to all argument for the re
duction of taxation. If tbat was subsidy, he
wanted to subsidize In tbat way every laborer
in the country.
On motion of Mr. Dingley of Maine tbe
clause repealing section 4,371, Revised Stat
utes, was stricken out and a clause inserted
repealing that portion of tbe section which
relates to vessels entitled to be documented
as vessels of tbo United States.
Mr. Uuckanan of New Jersey offered an
amendment providing that any vessel arriv
ing from a foreign port in a port of tbe
United States In distress, or not engaged In
trade, shall be exempt from tonnage tax.
Mr. Hewitt of New York asked and ob
tained unanimous consent to strike out the
amendment agreed to on his motion provid
ing that only one consular certificate shall be
required on any one tow of coal boats or
barges trading between the United States and
The committee then rose and the bill was
Mr. Bragg of Wisconsin a«ked unanimous
consent to offer a resolution setting apart
Friday and Saturday next for the considera
tion of the Fitz-John Porter bill, the previous
question to be ordered at 5 o'clock Saturday
Mr. Heed of Maine objected.
The bouse then adjourned.
AN OKLAHOMA IHAID.
In Wbicb People .tiny be Duped for
Washington. Feb. 4. 0n the 25th of
January, Representative Mcßae, of Ar
kansas, referred to the commissioner of the
general land office a copy of a circular pur
porting to be Issued Jjy the "Texas Okla
homa Homestead Colouv, Denlson, Texas."
Inviting membership in the "Colony" at a
fee of 82 each, and promising to secure
homesteads in Oklahoma for members as
soon as a land office should be established
there. Mr. Mcßae requested the commis
sioner's opinion as to when the lands would
lie opened to settlement, and as to the bene
fits to accrue to members of the alleged
colony. ■ In reply Commissioner Sparks
gives a history of the Oklahoma lands, and
states tbat the question of opening these,
lands to settlement involves a question of
grave Importance that of a dismember
ment of the Indian Territory and c n be
determined only by congressional a tion.
He further says:
But I bare a very positive opinion that no
benefits oan be derived from a membership:
in the alleged "colony." If the lands were
opened for settlement the agents of tbe "col
ony" could not make settlement locations
end entries for the members, because settle
ments and settlement entries oan be made
only by settlers in person. But. as the lands
are not open to settlement, tbe formation of
an actual organization for the purpose of go
ing into the Oklahoma country would be en
gaged In an unlawful combination. As a
prospective scheme the only tangible result
that can be perceived is the obtatnment by
its alleged promoters of S3 from each person
wbo may be deceived and Imposed upon by
said circular. Tbe whole scheme is undoubt
edly an Imposition and a dangerous one, be
cause tbe small sum required for "member
ship" may induce a large number of unsus
picious persons te become Its dupes.
Congress Doing Little Work,
f? pecial to tbe Globe.
Washington, Feb. 4. — It looks as
though the predictions made by the oppo
nents of the new - rules of tbe house were
likely to be fulfilled. Two mouths have
now passed since the assembling of con
gress, and there bas not been sent to the
president a half dozen measures for his sig
nature. As for the appropriation bills,
they seem to be in only an embryo state.
Take the river and harbor bill, for instance.
It has been listening to delegation after del
egation, and now at the end of the
second month of congress finds It
self only ready to begin its first
work on tbe bill. It will begin at
tbe northeastern extremity of the country.
the coast of Maine, and travel down the
coast, hearing arguments on the require
ments of the various streams and harbors
on the coast Then it will follow up the
Mississippi valley, then jump to the Pacific
coast, and then scour tht country generally,
hearing arguments and fixing approximate
estimates for each place. This will prob
ably consume a couple of months. Then
the whole ground will have to be gone over
again, and so If the bill is ready before May
it will be something surprising. So with
the other appropriation bills. They are all
going to hold out until late, and when they
come In struggling for precedence in the
last days there will be music,
Opinions Luc banged.
Washington, Feb. 4.— The cabinet
meeting to-day was attended by all the
members except Secretary Lamar; who is
not In good health. principal topic of
discussion - was the action of the house of
representatives 1 yesterday In adopting Mr.
Bland's resolution calling on the secretary
of the treasury for Information in regard to
bis past and future policy ou the silver
question. The propriety and expediency of
disclosing the future policy of the adminis
tration ou this question was considered at
length. It Is understood that tbe conclusion
reached was that the secretary could best
reply to that portion of the resolution by a
reference to tho views expressed by the
president In bis message to congress and by
the secretary of the treasury in his annual
report on the subject, with en explanatory
statement that their sentiments in regard to
silver remain unchanged.
The 4 ' Laborers**' Caught.
Washington, Feb. There are forty
names borne on the rolls of the treasury de
partment as ''laborers. " During the snow
storm yesterday, however. It was found
that there were only about ten men . avail
able . for cleaning the * snow off the pave
ments around tbe building. These were
unequal to the task, and the superintendent
applied to Assistant Secretary Smith for
assistance. Mr. Smith colled for tbe roll,
sad. learning that ' a large majority of the
employes classified as • "laborers** were en
gaged in clerical and other light duties, au
thorized the superintendent to call on oil
of them who were found physically able to
assist la the « work. : Ths result was that
shout thirty men -started at work on the
sidewalk this morning, and soon had them
Carried .t.ac letters Only.
Washington, Feb. A— Rlsley and
Mr. Buss, representatives of the Red D
Rue, addressed the committee on postoffices
and post-roads in favor ot larger compensa
tion for carrying the Venezuelan mails.
Thoy desired a contract given the company
of 3 30. 000 annually for ten years for carry
ing the mails, Instead of the compensation
heretofore allowed, which was about Si, 800
per annum. Mr. Risley said the company
carried about 1.500 letters per trip. When
the company stopped carrying molls for the
government It notified its patrons that if
tbey ' would stamp their letters it would
carry them for nothing as a matter of cour
tesy, on the next trip after the mails of
the government were declined their steamer
carried 1,600 letters, while the British
steamer which carried the United States
mails hod but nine letters oh board.
Want Financial Information.
Washington, Feb. The bouse com
mittee on expenditures In the department of
justice to-day agreed upon a resolution
calling upon the secretaries of the treasury
and the attorney geuerai for information as
to the amount of money. If any, which hod
been expended by the government in the
telephone coses recently before . the interior
department Chairman Gibson sold that
the Hanback resolution limited the scope of
tbo Investigation to the expenditures of the
government and. while the committee d.d
not wont to shirk any responsibility, it had
no authority to open up the telephone con
troversy. ■ He said that as one member of
the committee, be did not think It should
be a court of appeals to decide whether sec
retary Lamar's decision was correct or not
French Spoliation Claims.
Washington. Feb. 4.— The Star toys:
It is stated at the court of claims that the
uecessary delay on the part of the govern
ment in the trial of the French spoliation
claims cannot hove tbe effect of preventing
the trial of case* because of the two years'
limit within .which the proceedings must be
began. Tbo representatives of the claim
ant can file with the court preliminary pe
titions which will prevent their coses being
crowded out by limitation. Tbey con con
sequently prepare their cases in detail.
Stillwater Gets 075.000.
Washington. Feb. A— The senate com
mittee on public buildings and grounds re
ported favorably to the senate to-day bills
making appropriations for bublic buildings
as follows: Dayton, 0., 5150.000, Zaues
vllle, 0., 150.000; San Antonio, Tex..5200.
--000; Stillwater. Minn., $75,000; Atchison,
Kan., Si oo. ooo. It also reported favorably
a bill to authorize tbe purchase of a site
for a public building ot San Francisco, Col.,
at a cost of 8850, 000.
Gen. flaxen Explains.
Washington. Feb. 4. Chief Signs!
Officer Hazen has written a letter to the
secretory of war In explanation of the ac
counts of tbe signal service recently criti
sized by the second comptroller of the treas
ury. Gen. -Lazcn says that most of the ex
penditures iv question were made by hi*
predecessor in office, and that these, during
his administration. were made In coufurmit>
with law so tar as his knowledge extends.
Tbe bouse committee on commerce yester
day agreed to report favorably a bill for tbe
appointment of a commission of three to visit
Mexico, ttie Central American states and
Drazi] for the purpose of investigating the
methods there . pursued for tbe protection or
the people against yellow fever. Tbe bill
provides that two members of the commission
shall be appointed from among persons no*
In trovernment employ and toe third from
civil life. :V •
Solicitor Genera] Ooode Is now engaged In
the preparation of a bill to be Died aralnsi
tbe American Bell Telephone company to
vacate and annul tbe patent. Be say* thai
the suit will be instituted os soon os thi
papers can be prepared and that no declsior
will be reached in regard to the place of
bringing' it until ail tbe papers are ready.
The house committee on Judiciary yester
day agreed to report favorably a bill to divide
the judicial district or California Into two
districts. A similar report was ordered on a
bill to punish robbery in tbe Indian Territory,
and also on a bill to provide for tbe settle
ment of tbe accounts of tbe United States
with tbe Mobile & Ohio Rallrooi company.
The bouse ' committee on railways and
canals, after listening to arguments from
representatives Murphy and Plum in advo
cacy of tbe Hennepin canal * project, ap
pointed these gentlemen, together with Rep
reseii tntivo Cole, o subcommittee for thai
question. • _« -
IT WAS I'HLUi.liilllED.
The Mexicans Killed Cant. Craw
ford with malice A foret h*u_ l.
Tucson. Arz., Feb. 4— With reference to
the recent killing of Copt Crawford by
.Mexican troops, the Star says:
It can be shown to tbe satisfaction of oar
congressional committee that trade bas been
constantly kept up b* tbe Mexicans with the
bCMtde Apaches. . while every obstacle has
been put in the path of American command*
sent Into Mexico In pursuit of the renegades.
Whenever possible officer* were arrested ami
thrown into prison. Among these were Lieut.
McDoaaid of tbe Fourth cavalry and Lieut-
Elliot of the Tenth oovolry. Tbey were kept
under guard until the approach of large
forces of American troops frightened the
-lexicons into liberating them. From the
most reliable information, there is not the
least doubt tbat the murder of Capt. Craw
ford was premeditated.
THINK IT AN ACCIDENT.
Washington. Feb. 4.— lt Is believed a;
the war department that the killing of
Capt Crawford by Mexican troops was the
result of on accident and that the Mexicans
fired on his command under the impression
that they were hostile*. Tbe statement
that the United States troops had stock in
their possession at the time of tbe attack
which bad been stolen In the vicinity Is ex
plained by Lieut • Mans' report . that they
had just captured It from the Indians. It
Is also explaiued tbat Capt Crawford was
unable to show the identity of bis command
at the outset of tbe firing by the Mexicans
because of his ignorance of the nature of
the attack and the general demoralization
which it caused. - •
Cincinnati Election Frauds.
Cincinnati, Feb. A—The bouse com
mittee on privileges and electlous resumed
Its investigations of alleged frauds on the
last elections in this county to-day. County
Clerk Dalton refused to allow the commit
tee to have the returns photographed, by
which process It was Intended to prove the
seven-line forcery. One member of the
committee favored. putting Mr. Dalton un
der arrest forthwith for contempt but it
was decided to .'summon him before the
bouse,. which assembles next Wednesday.
J. B. St ruble testified that Charles W.
Herron, member of the board of public
works, called at bis bouse in a carriage,
and. after inviting him to take a ride, sold
be came from . John R. McLean, and . of
fered him $300 to stay away from tbe polls
on election day. and that It was their In
tention to carry ward S3, of which witness
For a Catholic College.
Annapolis, Md., Feb. 4.— -In the senate
yesterday . Mr.* Shriver of Carroll county
introduced a bill to incorporate the Ameri
can College of the Roman Catholic church
of the United States. The Incorporators
are Archbishops Gibbons of Baltimore.
Ryan of Philadelphia. Corrigan of . New
York, and Williams of Boston. The object
of the college Is the education of young men
for the ministry of the Catholic church, the
principal office to be In Baltimore.
aiiee Eisner Blind.
' PrrTSß__.o, : PA, Feb. Miss Lizzie
May Ulmer, who Is playing- In "Dad's Girt*
at Library . hall, fainted lost night after the
close of tbe performance, and upon regain
ing consciousness she was totally blind..
She was confined to her room In St. Paul for
six weeks with iritis, and this relapse is due
to a severe cold and too early exertion.
ST. PAUL MATTEBS.
Tne She-fig- of Minnesota In Convention
Assembled. - .••' .
Important Decisions Rendered, by the
Minor If en Hon Matters Outside
•BE BIFFS I*" COINCItL.
They Blmih Matter of Interest and
Thirty-three of the sheriffs of Minnesota
met In Judge Simon's court room yester
day, for the purpose ef electing officers and
talking over generally matters pertaining to
themselves, their fees and duties. Taking
them altogether they constituted a body of
men that looked solid aud substantial, and
as If the . country air of Miunesota agreed
with them. At' their bead stood Ara Bar
i ton of Rice county, one of the most frisky
of the crowd. He has not forgotten in the
least how to shoot off those sharp, odd, and
humorous remarks that have given him a
reputation throughout the state. Sheriff
Brackett of Hennepin county was also
there, and If there Is any law pertaining to
the duties of a sheriff that he does not
know all about It is not sufficiently im
portant to be known. The sheriffs are all
good smokers and they most decidedly sus
tained their reputation In this line yester
The first business attended to was that
of electing officers. Ara Barton was mado
president, S. C. MeQuade of St. Louis
county was elected as vice president, with
W. M. Brackett as secretary and Sheriff
Rlchter of Ramsey county as treasurer.
After the election of the officers the most
of the remainder of the session was occu
pied with a discussion of the fees that sher
iff's were authorized to charge for their serv
ices. There appears to be a great diver
sity of opinion upon this subject, and At
torney General liahn has on more than one
occasion been appealed to as to what the
sheriff should charge in certain cases.
While they were talking on this subject a
band was heard on Sixth street, and, on
raising tbe window, It was found that the
lobe Toboggan club was returning from
the capitol. where tbey had been serenading
the editors. After they hod passed the dis
cussion was renewed. There seems to be a
great difference of opinion between the
sheriffs and Attorney General Halm. The
sheriffs, where they have been out with tax
warrants and not been able to
find the parties, have charged
fees for such services. The attorney gen
eral decides they are not entitled to do this.
And that under the new law the matter of
fees, under such circumstances, are not
mentioned. Tbe sheriffs tike the ground
that If under the new law nothing Is said of
such fees, the/ can fall back on the general
fee bill law which authorizes them to
charge under sucb circumstances. Sheriff
Barton suggested that if .the sheriffs could
get a Democratic legislature lv Minnesota
that there would be no further trouble. He
admitted, however, that the chances of that
were . pretty slim. Some of the sheriffs
have taken appeals from the county com
missioners* decisions to the district court,
and there is no doubt a test case will jbe
taken to the supreme court. This subject
of an appeal was discussed as long, aud
with as much earnestness as was the mat
ter of fees itself. It was evidently the
opinion of those present that the matter
should be taken to the court of last resort.
and that contributions should be made by
ill sheriffs to defray the expenses of the ap
peal. It was finally concluded to let the
matter rest for tbe time being, with the un
derstanding that all should charge SI for a
return and 10 cents per mile mileage the
same as before. At a subsequent part of
the meeting, however, on motion of Sheriff
Bracket*, the matter was referred to the
executive committee to take bold of tbe
flrst case that comes up and take It to the
supreme court, with the understanding that
all should contribute to pay the expenses
Secretary Hart of the state board of cor
rections and charities, wbo was present,
was asked to address the meeting, and
make sucb suggestions as he thought suita
ble. - He accepted the opportunity aad
briefly referred to the principal reforms
that be claims are necessary In prison disci
tiline. , Now. he said, a man who is
Innocent might be locked up on suspicion
and kept In jail for months In company
with the vilest criminals in the land, aim
said they should be separated. .He claimed
this was punishing tbe wrong man and
making it easy for the wrong man. and
asked the aid of the sheriffs to remedy tbe
evlL There being no other business to
transact the association adjourned to meet
in Minneapolis about the middle of July.
the notice of the time to be given by Secre
tary Brackett. - __-'
An Old St. Paulite Abroad. '
The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer of
West Wirginia of a recent date contains the
following complimentary notice of one of
lie best known and most honored of St
Paul's old settlers: .".-•- '
Mr. James S. Burrls of St Paul, Minn..
arrived In the city this evening and regis
tered at the McLure bouse. Mr. Burris Is
a former Wheellngite. His father, Elijah
Burns, arrived In this region about nluety
years ago and purchased a farm at the head
»t Bogg's run, where he lived until his
death in 1849. Mr. Harris was born there.
but was brought to Wheeling when quite
young and raised here. For a time be
worked In the old South Wheeling glass
house, when a boy. and was then appren
ticed out to a brlckmaker and contractor.
He left here In 1855 and moved to St Paul,
where he bas remained ever since, and
watched the growth of that great city tod
Its twin sister. Minneapolis. He bos token
port in these advances In the capacity of o
contractor. He erected the present hand
some state house, St Paul's public market
and a number of the prominent business
houses lv both cities. Mr. Burris Is on a
pleasure trip, and stops here to look around
and see what seiublan<*> he can find between
the Wheeling of his time and the present
city. He will find many changes.
At tbe Opera Mease.
Considering the monster attractions out
side last night It was surprising that J. B.
Polk, ' and his company should have been
able to draw os much of an audience as
they did to witness "Mixed Pickles." The
ploy is not o very great ooe but an exceed
ingly interesting sad attractive one
and with the superior acting ~ of
Mr. Polk it ought to draw good
audiences any time excepting during the
the carnival season. Tbe play Is full of
activity and wbo have a port la it become
surprisingly mixed up. and each one gets
into some most laughable and ridiculous
situation. It abounds in good things and Is
one of the most laughable plays seen here
in a long time. It will be given again this
The case of EL P. Rugg against T. Kin
ney and others was tried and submitted, v
Officer Lawton yesterday found a bunch
of keys on the corner of Sixth and Robert
F. A. Vance recovered a verdict of $500
against G. Moses as damages for on assault
and battery upon him. fe " ; -
The regular monthly meeting of ' the
Woman's Christian home will be held at
the borne to-day at 2 o'clock.
Judge Brill rendered a decision yesterday
In favor of the plaintiff In the ease of
Maurice Auerbach and others against
Stephen Flynn. for 84.270. '
In the cose of F. Bollinger against the
St Paid & Dulutb road the jury - returned i
o verdict for the plaintiff for So, 000.
The grand encampment of Minnesota L
O. O. F. will hold Its regular session on
Wednesday. Feb. 17, at Odd Fellows hall,
St Paul at 0 o'clock a. m. ..-..,.:.-,
Dr. Stone has sent out Invitations to a
considerable number of his friends for this
Friday evening to meet Prof. W. W. Jag- j
rord. of Chicago, at his residence, No. 801 1
bum-sit avenue. ■,'-. '• j
, Sheriff Barton said yesterday that he once ;
had Secretary Hart of the state . board of .
corrections and charities locked up ' in his
jail, and that if be had known what kind 1
ef a report he was going to moke he would j
never hove let him out
Market hall was wormed, lighted and
kept open for the benefit of the people gen
erally wbo might feel the effects of the
cold; No one took advantage of this and
the boil was kept empty all the evening.
The Hon. John Norquay, premier one
provincial treasurer of Manitoba, is at tbd
Ryan. He come from Ottawa and took the
route by St Paul for Winnipeg in order to
witness the carnival, lie was received by
Mr. Finch and other members of the car
nival committee. His visit to Ottawa. It Is
generally understood. is In regard to the
threatened outbreak of the Indian tribes
this spring. The dominion rovernment in
tends to moke a demonstration by sending
a large body of troops into the Northwest
early in March.
Jacob Austin respondent vs. The Northern
Pacific Fergus Folia and Black Hill's Bail
rood com pony, appellant.
Syllabus.— Upon the trial of an action
against a corporation organized and existing
under the laws of tbe United States, the trial
court may in Its sound discretion allow on
amendment to the complaint increasing tho
claim for damages from a sum less to an !
amount greater than $50*), as In other classes |
of cases brought in the state courts, j
and where there is nothing to indicate that
the proceeding was a device or artifice to J
prevent a removal of the cause to the United j
States court the allowance of such an amend- i
meat will not be held on abusive ef dis
cretion, solely because the original claim was
made for a less sum, and therefore increased
to an amount within the jurisdiction of the
United States circuit court, Order affirmed.
John Bay ley, appellant, vs. AlexSlunberg et
Syllabus— An under-tenant in possession
of devised premises under a lease from the
original tenant cannot lawfully be dispos
sessed under tbe statute, relating to forcible
entry and unlawful detainer by the landlord
against the tenant In which sold under-ten
ant is not made a party. Tbe action may
proceed jointly against the tenant ond any
and all under-tenants, and the occupa
tion, or possession of tbe family ser
vants or __•.„_!- of the tenant will
be construed to be his possession.
Where a tenant or unuer-teuant is wrong
fully and forcibly ejected from the leased
promises, be may recover treble damages
under the statute, or may proceed as In an
ordinary action for trespass for the recovery
of damages actually suffered by bim. Includ
ing special damages to his property. Judg
ment reversed and cause remanded for fur
ther proceedings. Vandkiibi iu;h. J.
Ann D. appellant, vs. E. K. Boverud
Syllabus. The authority of a purchaser of
land at a tax sale to tack subsequent taxes
voluntarily paid by him to the amount of bis
claims against the land must be derived from
and regulated by the statutes confirming such
right General Statutes ls7S, chapter
11. section 90. permits the pur
chaser to tack to the amount of
bis claims against tbe land sucb subse
quent taxes only as have become delinquent
when paid by bim. And sections 38 and 98
must be construed witb and are limited tothe
provisions of sec. 9. Order affirmed.
Peine Lumber company, respondeat vs.
Charles Belcher, appellant.
Syllabus— Held that tbe uncontroverted
evidence in this case as disclosed by the rec
ord justified the court in directing a verdict
for the plaintiff for the amout claimed. Order
affirmed. __i VANOsaBCRGH, J.
Mathias Breen et at, appellant vs. N. H.
Watson et al.. respondents.
Syllabus— The issue determined by the
jury In this case was raised upon defendants'
counter claim, only a portion of which was
uncontradicted tending to prove a larger
amount due them. Held that an order grant
ing a now trial, on tbe ground that tho ver
dict was not justified by tbe evidence, was
within tbe reasonable discretion of the court
to grant and should not bo reversed on ap
peal. Order affirmed. Vand_riiiiugu, J.
Maileo Larson respondent, vs. The St. Paul,
Minneapolis A Mannltobo Hallway Com
- Syllabus Hunter, a complainant alleging
la general tonus that tbo defendant corpora
tion carelessly and negligently ran its snow
plow, with engine attached, upon and over
the plaintiff's intestate, an employe of de
fendant working on the railroad track, at a
time and place mentioned and without fault
or neglige nco on his pait. The plaintiff is
permitted to show that the accident was
caused directly by the culpable negllireneo
of the defendant or its superior officers, and
not alone by tbe negligent act of a fellow
servant Order affirmed. Vandekbukuu, J.
Tobias Olson, as administrator of the estate
of Ole Olson, deceased, respondent vs. The
St. Paul. Minneapolis & Manitoba all way
Syllabus— This case was argued In connec
tion witb Larson vs. Railway Company and
presents the same questions. Order over
rolling demurrer affirmed.
The following transfers were recorded
B C Varney et al to John Borjesson,
it 33 Varney A MoMs rearr of bik 1
of A E Ramsey's add 15.000
J B Lemon to J H Law-ton, Its 11 and 13
Martin's rearr of Its 1,2,3 and 3, blk
13, Brown's add 1,560
L L May to E M Kuby, et at Its 1, 2. 8
and *, w X of Its 5 and 9. blk 9, Mar
- shall's add 11,000
H B Walsh to Enntes C Pratt It 12, blk
6, Macaiester Park 725
Mary Jansea to C W Williams, i^ofn
SofeJ< of nw** of s 10. t 29. n r 22. . 3,200
J B Terbcse to J L Forepaugb, s se J.
of n v.. ot Its 1 and 3, blk 4. Ba_iile A
G's add 4,320
V L Ahem to M Renter, Its 29 and 41,
Stlosou's subd of blk -.1, SK 11 add. . 1,563
E Lang vein to N F Noel. It 12, blk 103,
Robertson's odd 10,000
M J Boardman et al to David A WUle,
It 13. aubd of bik St. L Dayton's add.. 800
H L Fairchild to L H Lipmunn, It 19, blk
10, Tracr's out lots 500
Sarah A Mare to C E Mayo, It 5, blk
166, Robertson's add 8,800
Total, 11 pieces $28,463
TEST -BOAT'S TRANS— CBS.
Deeds were yesterday filed with the register
of deeds as follows:
Joseph Jungmann to Fred Witte et al;
II acres in sec 9. town 29, range 22. . .$1,150
Fred Althen to William Ehrmann: It S,
rearr of blk T. McLean's reservation. 325
Frank O Loomls to Edwin De Coster; Its
1 and 3, blk 6, Ames' out lots 2,025
Benedict Relnbart to Alex Bereiold; It
• 11. blk 2, subd of Stlnson, Brown A
Ramsey's odd 550
H F Sanborn to John B Sanborn; Its 5
and 6, blk 4. Sanborn's add. 1,000
Ouster Beck to William I. Stubbs et al:
it A blk 6, Wcoibury & Case's add. . . 650
O B Barker to M D Miller; It 3, blk 139,
West St Paul proper 450
James V Felker to James L Lovering;
It SO. bik A rearr of McLean's reser
St Paul Heal Estate Syndicate to F W
Hoyt: IU 23 to 30 lnct blk 17, Syndi
cate odd No & 2,666
W C Wilson to Jason D Case, Its 19 and
20, bik IS, Summit Park add 2.500
Total, lOpeioes $U. 91«
Wby tbe illiTTanjgnt Fire.
Why the Hill taught Fire.
Belfast (Me.) Journal.
A saw-mill owned by George W. Young
of Lincoln villa caught fire in a peculiar j
manner. It is supposed that some children, j
while playing about tbe mill, had opened
the gate, and a heavy rain falling in tbe
night started the water-wheel, a large over
shot and It being ungeared from every
thing except the main shaft that was
whirled at a very high rate of speed, and
the bearing being very dry, the mill not
having been used lately, the shaft caught
fire and one end of it was burned completely
aft -' _^ .
A Sinner Who Did a •senseless Thing
Reldaville (51. C.) Weekly.
An old gentleman, with a blue cotton
umbrella lv bis paws, who had imbibed too
freely, was In a country church In a neigh
boring county the other Sunday when it j
began raining very hard. The old man
heard the rain on the roof and raised bis I
umbrella. But the preacher took in at a ;
glance the whole situation, lie quietly '
said: "Put that man out doors, but leave I
his umbrella Inside; some of the sisters nuy ,
Time to Leave.
"Why ore you so very shy?" he asked, j
tenderly; "surely you are not afraid to look
me In the face?" !
"No, George,** she replied uneasily, os
ominous sounds came from the room above,
"but just vow lam looking the clock lv j
the face." SS9 j
A STOEM-SWEPT OOUNTBY.
Snow Takes Possession of the Orange
and African Country.
Travel Seriously Interfered Wltn In
Canada and the Border States Report
In tbe Track of the Store..
AT . WASHINGTON-.
WAsrrrsGTON-, Feb. 4. -The travel on
railroads south has suffered greater inter
ruption from yesterday's snow storm than
that on the roads north. J*f 0 trains were
sent out from Richmond northward yester
day afternoon and last night The train
whioh left Richmond yesterday mornin"- at
6 o'clock had such bard work in taring iti
way through cuts into which the snow had
drifted that it arrived here over eight hours
late, at 7:IS last night The Midland
train, due here at 1:50 p. m. yesterday, did
not get in till this morning. The Wash
ington & Ohio train trot in this forenoon
The last that left south of Alexandria
yesterday was the Richmond, due there at,
9 o'clock last night but it had not ar
rived this morning. The heaviest trains
northward to-day were double-headers,
running engines in pairs.
Baltimore, lid., Feb. 4.— The snow
which began to fall at i o'clock yesterday
morning continued up to 11 o'clock to-day.
The fall was about seventeen Inches, the
heaviest since lS5d. Trams from every di
rection are delayed and the navigation on
Chesapeake bay and its tributaries was en
tirely suspended. The wind has changed
to the Dart-rarest and the snow is drilling
badly in exposed situations,
Wilmington, Del., Feb. 4.— About four
teen inches of snow has fallen here, and it
is now drifting badly. Advices from down
the peninsula report a generally heavy
storm. The temperature was 4 ° above
zero at 7 o'clock this morning. The coun
try roads are almost impassable.
AT NEW YORK.
New Yoke, Feb. 4.— The snow storm
which swept down on the city yesterday in
true western style continued with little
abatement all night. It is a regular West
ern blizzard, and is undoubtedly the worst
Storm .New York has experienced since
Ifea-i, the winter of the Park row tire. .The
streets are being rapidly tilled with snow,
and the street cars are pulled alone the
buried rails with great difficulty by the
double teaming of horses. What adds to
the difficulties of the situation is a strike
upon the Broadway & Seventh Avenue
railroad, the Broadway Surface railroad,
the* Sixth Avenue railroad and the Fourth
Avenue. No ears have left the stables of
the several companies since an early hour
this morning. As a result the cars
elevated railroads have been crowded to a
dangerous extent all the morning. Many
business nier have been compelled to walk
down town to their offices. All the mails
are delayed, especially those from the
south aud west The Boston mails were
only an hour behind time. Some of the
malls have not yet been heard from. The
thermometer shows a temperature of 6
Lynchburg, Va., Feb. Snow has
fallen since Wednesday noon and is twelve
inches deep. All railroad communication
Is interrupted. Reports from the south
west, portion of tlie state indicate un
paralleled snow storms and it is now from
two to three feet deep.
The snow Is fifteen Inches deep at Winches
ter, Va., and the weather is very cold. A
high northwester wind la prevailing, and the
snow is drifting badly. Travel is impeded ia
Throe inches more of snow has fallen at
Harrisburg, Va., and there is great suffering
among stock. The mercury fell 23 degree,
after noon yesterday, and is still going down.
; •;■;';- IN CANADA.
Toronto, Feb. Fair, cold weather
continues throughout Canada, The tem
perature varies In Ontario from 4 to 35 °
below zero, and in Quebec from 11 to 25°
below. In New Brunswick it is from
6 ° above to 8 ° below, and in Nova Scotia
from Btol9 ° above. The weather Is mod
erating in the extreme northwest provinces,
and Is 2*2 3 above in Albert, but continues
very cold In Manitoba.
Detroit, Feb. 4.— The cold weather hoi
continued to-day with slightly increased
intensity. Last night it reached 15 ° below
In the suburbs and 5 ° below zero was re
corded near the river, while the signal ser
vice minimum temperature was 12° below:
There has been only a light wind and tin
air is dry. Greater suffering from tin
weather Is comparatively unknown. Out
in the state the mercury has nowhere ven
tured to show itself above zero, the tigurei
recorded being from a few degrees below
near here to 4 3 below at Cheboygan. To
uight at 8 o'clock the signal service ofiici
reports 3° above, with Judications for
cooler time than was enjoyed last night.
SPECIALLY FOR tvo-oen.
Delicate Fancies In Embroidered
Underwear— Pink Petticoats.
Short under petticoats, daintily and elab
orately made, are very much the fashioi
just now and some of them are marvels is
the way of embroidery and lace and ribbot
trimmings. The more useful, If not love
liest ones, are made of very tine flannel is
soft, pale shades of pink, blue and crearaj
white. The seams are all felled and
feather-stitched with silk of some contrast
ing color, and the hem and the band, which
is of narrow ribbon or silk braid, with long
ties, are similarly finished. Then there ia
at least one lacs ruffle added to the foot,
and some times ruffles upon ruffles in over
lapping ruches. Woolen lace may be used
or the tine Medicls and torchon varieties, or
if a single band of lace Is used it Is exceed
ceedingly pretty crocheted or knitted of the
very finest split zephyr the color of the
flannel. But whatever kind of lace is used
it is run in the most open meshes, with tine
ribbons, matching in color the silk used In
the feather stlchings. Then there are tine
cashmere skirts, with satin facings and fin
ishings, and silk thread embroideries in
bands or in separate flower clusters placed
near the foot of the front and side breadths.
A particularly elaborate and elegant little
petticoat of pale cam jo pink cashmere, with
white satin facings and a quilted border of
white satin six inches deep. A narrow
double ruffle of lace fails from under the
border, and above It on the front and side
breadths clusters of roses are embroidered
of white silk, mixed with the finest of seed
pearls. The most fashionable skirts, how
ever, are of tine white surah silk, or
namented wl'h groups of tucks and innum
erable frills of Valenciennes lace or fine em
broideries of silk alone or mixed with tin
sel. The embroideries are sometimes in a
pale color, and delicately-tinted ribbons
may be run through the lace flounces or
frills, but the skirts par excellence are those
all in white, and are so extremely delicate
and dainty that only those of unlimited
wealth can afford to wear them ordinarily.
He Took No Note of Time.
A student at the University of Texas hat*
himself measured for o new suit of clot
at the establishment of an Austin tailor.
When he got his clothes from the tailor tha
student discovered that there was no watch
pocket in the vest
"What is the meaning of this?'' asked
the indignant student
••Meaning of what!"
• "Why. this vest has got no watch pocket
Why didn't you make the new vest like thi
old one I sent you as a pattern? It had a
watch pocket in It"
"1 know the old vest had a watch pocket
but as I found nothing but a pawn ticket
in It for your, watch, I didn't see what usa
yon were going to have for a watch pocket
in yo ir new vest"
Very few ■. men know how whisky Is
mode. If they knew they would hesitate
before drinking it but they would drink It
all the some. —Pbliodelphlo Coll.
Whisky ;is considered the most potent
wax spirit— New Orleans Picayune.