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WAS IN TEXAS NAVY.
Early But Interesting Bit of History
of ton Star Republic.
The recent death at Ienvcr, Colo.,
jf John Flerson Tltcomb, the last sur
vivor of the old Texas navy, in the
lays when Texas was an independent
epubllc, recalls the fart that the Ixine
Star state, with her little navy, dit
tome very pood "fighting on sea as
ell as mi land In the days of Hous
;on, Howie, Crockett, Milam and Tra
fis. who were the pre.it heroes of the
ar between Texas and Mexico.
John Fierson Tltcomb. like about
M'ervbody e!i-e In that little Texan
lavy, was a "sailor of fortune," a
S'ew Hampshire boy, hoving been
join in that Elate In 1S17. When a
rear old his parents moved to Ied
iam. Mass. In this state he was edu
rated and worked until he was 20
rears of age, when he went to Calais,
Fought for Two Hours.
Me., to enter mercantile life with his
He was of an adventurous dlsjiosl
Hon. and the struggle which Texas
an maklr.it for Independence at this
Jnie s:;T attracted his attention
ind Inflamed his Imagination. Af'er
1 few months he tired of life In OaUls.
mid lil (merest In the business there
tinl started fur Oulvoslon. Tex. When
le arrived lit that rt he found the
rounir republic's navy anchored there,
r.d he prone to enlist In this arm
jf the service at once. Hut he re
'raln' it fiom no doiiiK at the lime, and
tlaiti-d for Houston, where the seat
Jf the tepuhlic's government was lo
cated, lie secured a position at once
n the tieuMiiry department.
His desire to cuter the naval Her
fire continued, however, and In 1V1S
le was appointed a midshipman. In
while serving on the Zavala tin
ier t'apt. Hiittnn he waji made pay
iiu.!er of ll.e new navy. This iosl
:lon he held until 1M. when the run
Jitlon of affairs In the navy lielriK
inch that tin-re was no money to pay
:he lueti he resinned and returned to
Massachusetts, where lie lut-urcd a
position in the navy yard at t hiirlca
!own Me was married In lfc2 to a
Mm. Smith of Orrlngton. Me. In lM'.l
he nettled In Harvard. 111., and was In
business 1 here until 1M. Then he
sent farther went and when he died
recently at Ivner he wan In his '.'Dili
Hut Ms death, as has been said, re
:all the fact that Texas once had a
savy and re alls the further fact that
llils Utile navy did mine HclittittC.
The revolution against Mevlco was
srgntiizcd In the fall ef IVI5 by the
-lection of a provisional governor.
Henry Smith; a commander In-chief
jf the army, Sam Houston, and of
Ihree commissioner to the I'nlled
States, Kranch T. Archer, Stephen F.
Austin and W. H. Wharton. In order
!o fully meet Mexico at all points, and
specially to protect tlalvcston. this
government resolved to esiahllsh a
Davy, a lather nervy thing for a gov
ernment to undertake which had
neither credit nor standing Hit the
T. xans had plelilv of ti tends In the
Hales, and they felt confident.
The navy of Texas under the pro
visional government of ls:',5S consist
ed of Ihree Vessels, namely, the lnvln
fibie, t apt. llnmn; the lirittua, t'apt.
Hurd, and the Independence, t'apt.
In the flrt dava of April. 1k:i5, the
Invincible hailed on a ciuise off
Krar.os S.uitlano, and fell In with the
Montezuma. Capl. Thompson After
a llhht of two hours the Mexican vol
el wan driven on shore and b-ft In a
After the battle of San Jacinto It
was six vosr before Mexico a:uio
adopted any other measures of boatil
Ity on land toward the victorious Tex
aim. but In the meantime her fleet was
not so will behaved. In April, 1S:7.
the Champion, a vessel freighted with
provisions for the army of Texas, was
captuu-d and confiscated by the ene
my. The Julius Caea.tr, with a cargo
worth I :ih"h. was also taken. In the
same month the Texas schooner Inde
pendence, with a crew of 31 men aud
eveiul pa.enKeia. anion whom was
WllHiMii II. Wharton, rcluruli: frvin
his tnlMHlon to the I'nlted States In
behalf of recocultlon and annexation,
wns met near Velnseo by two Mexi
can war vessels with 240 men. A
severe rnKngenient followed, but the
Independence w as outclassed and was
overpowered. The crew of the Inde
pendence were taken Into Malamoras
and placed In prison.
The depredations by the Mexican
fleet aroused the Tetnus, and May 10,
1V17, the Texas navy act sail and pro
reeded hIoiib the coast ns far as the
mouth of the Mississippi In search of
the enemy, but fail'.i.n to find any
sign of him they turned around and
headed far the roast of Mexico, taking
one or two small prizes en route. Pro
ceeding to Yucatan they cannonaded
the town of Sisal for three houra
with no perceptlblo tffect. The invin
cible captured all alone the Mexican
uteanier Allspa of frO tons; and the
Iiiutus took the Telegraph, a small
steamer with a rich carso. Muring the
cruise alonp the coast the Texans land
ed frequently and terrorized the na
tives till they ran In droves to the In
terior. They burned eight or nine
towns, wiping them completely ofT the
On the 25th of AnUuxt the Ilrutus
and Invincible arrived at Galveston,
having In tow a Mexican war vessel
that they had captured. The Urutus
entered the harbor with the prize, but
the Invincible could not enter on ac
count of shallow water. In this posi
tion she was attacked by two armed
brigs of the enemy the next morning.
The Ilrutus in attempting to so to her
assistance, ran nground and the In
vincible was obliged to fight It out
nlone. All day long the battle waged,
and In the night the crew landed and
the vessel was beaten to pieces on
the breakers. The loss of this, the
finest ship of the Texas navy, was
With the Independence and Invinci
ble lost and the Urutus aground and
unseaworthy, the first Texas navy
practically ceased to exist And there
were no other means with which to
seeure another. The government was
bankrupt. Yes, worse than bankrupt.
Its paer was not worth "0 cents on
the dollar, and the paper currency
had run all the coin out of the coun
try. Hut Just at this stage In her pre
carious career, it hai-ned that there
was no need of a navy, for France
blockaded the jsirts of Mexico to col
lect a claim of $rt"0,f00, aad for sev
eral months there was a condition of
absolute peace upon the western bor
der cf Texas and along the coast.
In November. !3T. the congress of
Texas by resolution apindnted Samuel
Williams as speelal navy commission
er and Instructed him to go Into the
markets of the world and buy a fWt
of ships for use In defending the coast.
Accordingly he contracted with a Hal
limore ship builder to construct "one
ship, two bri: and three schooner
to be fully armed, furnished wijh pro
v'slons and munitions, and to be deliv
ered at 1 he port of Galveston." In
arcoi dance with this contract, June
29. the vessel San Jacinto. Aug
ust 7 the Snn Antonio, August '31 the
San lii rnard nnd October IX the Colo
rado were delivered, and these with
llie Charleston and Potomac, secured
somehow otherwise, and the Zavala,
purchased by Gen Hamilton, consti
tuted the M-ccnd Texas navy a ra'h
r 1 mi using one con pared w lih the
first. For this splendid group of Ves
sels the little government gave its
bonds for the sum of jM'in.Oi'm. and the
secretary of the navy stated, when the
fleet was delivered and was ready for
union, that "it Is cotllidetltl) believed
1 hat in a very short time after the
navy receives orders for rapture and
icprisal It will afford a source of
revenue to the government cjual to
the amount exp tided In Its creation "
It would have been well If these an
ticipation had been realized, but they
Kiel, l bundled thousand dollars was
an enormous sum In the eyes of the
economical Texans of those days
M)0.ooo for a navy!
Then, too, for the first six month
congress appropriated loo.ooo for the
support of the navy! These amounts,
expended In the spirit of patriotism,
were tenanted by the people as so out
rageously extravagant that it well
nigh precipitated an Internal revolu
tion. Politicians took adv ant.ig.- of the
critical flniiiirl.il situation to Inflame
the minds of the Hpe. Ijtmar, who
was president, became very unpopular
on account of these cx iiendlt ures.
Wliht added fuel to the flame of Indlg
nation ws the stale of (eifect peace
on sea as well as l.iml Mexico had
ulied In her warships as welt as arm
ies, and so Ti xus had a useless navy
on lis hand.
Hut l-amar suffered from the cam
paign In which bis extravagance was
picahcd from the stump, and Hous
ton suee-eded him.
Among Houston's first official acts
after taking bis sent ns president was
to call upon his congress to put the
whole Texas navy out of commission.
The resolution was enthusiastically
and almost unanimously passed, and a
commission of Ihree men was sent
to New Orleans to notify Commodore
Moore of th order, and they ordered
Mm to report at Galveston and dis
band the service. The commodore in
dignantly refused to obey the order.
Commodore Moore refusisl la com
ply with the order to disband until the
art of congress was publicly pne
claimed This was done and he refut
ed at Galveston In July. ISC. and
the vessels remained there unmanned
until the annexation of Texas W th
I' ulted Stales three years later.
These war vessels, of course, were
wiKideii fchlps and carried from six o
It tunnou of the vlntuce of that tltnw
In rompaiihou with the great battbv
shlps id ihe picacut tbcjr were iuu:
I I 1 1 I I II I 111 I A . ' '
Mr 'Wllllsm A. Radford wOt answer
O'l-silons sl rive advl- Htt; op
CuNT en all rihj- pf-rilnin 11 tlis
iit.jert of liullillllK fur t tie re-!-r of tills
PM(-r. un STount of bis wrnt-' pr-
as Kililor. Auttior and Manufac
turer, ht is, wlthrmt doutt, ih dtifhest
sjilKirliy en all ) autd'ts 'ilr-fcs
nil Innnirte to W illlm A. Hartford, No.
l:-4 Kiflh Av , Cl.lraKO. Ill . and only
r.el. two-cent stamp for reply.
This is a wrxden bouse built on the
story and a half plan, baring four
rooms down stain and four rooms on
the second 'floor. One feature about
this house that will strike every wom
an favorably at the very' start Is the
amount of closet room. A great many
good sized houses are not convenient
because they lack proper atorage.
Clothing and other accessories and
necessities accumulate with the
years aud it Is necensary to fcave
some place to put extra things when
they are not in use.
A woman used to consider herself
lucky if she had one clothes closet, or
clothes press, as it used to be called
in New Kngland. In fact the word
press was quite expressive, because
such accommodations were usually
made movable and they were so small
that when a woman bung up three
dresses she had to press the door
shut, if she ever got it shut; but
builders of houses have grown liberal
with advancing years until now the
best architects can make plans with
accommodations of this kind without
the slightest twinge of conscience.
Some plans lend themselves better
to a suitable supply of closets than
other houses that are equally roomy.
In this case advantage is taken of the
low space under the roof near the
eavea. Closets built like this have
sufficient head room to pet inside at
the door and the sloping wall offers an
advantage to hang things on because
you have one set of hooks over an
O'her set and the articles will hang
fiee, so this waste room when worked
into clothes closets is an actual ad
vantaee, In fact it Is a great inven-
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tbn. The space over the front stair
way is lessened on the same principle,
in an ordinary two story house there
Is a lot of waste room over the front
stair, but this plan gets abound the
Kvery woman likes a convenient
kitchen. It means the saving of steps
at the busiest moment. Commencing
in this house with the back porch the
arrangement Is eajieclally pood. For a
summer workshop a orch like the
one shown If carefully screened with
wire netilng will prove a great com
fort in hot weather Women who have
such workrooms keep an easy chair,
ofteu a rocker without arms, where
I M rtoor na
they can sit comfortably, practical1)
outdtKirw, la the shade while they pre
pare fruit and vegetables for ccniklus
or to do the family mending
The entrance from the tih Is not
directly into the kitchen but thixnuh
the vestibule, which has a recess for
the Ice box on one side aud kbeives
for cold stoiage on the other side
Sued m ves'.II.ule rclloea the kitchen
of a great deal of dirt and many
pukage ot kitchen supplies. It
ttiakea a first clasa atoiae lor op.
blueing, atarch and dry .ixciUs of
Uisny kinds un the shelves, while per
' w m t 4bV
l P d
. frflfTu TVT TFT
11, able food article naturally belong
In the Ice box.
No regular pantry Is provided In this
plan, but a high kitchen cupboard with
large doors which reach well to tha
ceiling takes ta place. As a supple
mentary storage for dishes, etc., th
built in sideboard or china closet in
the dlntrig room ia a flrEt class
Then the stairway to the cellar Is la
a very convenient place and this cel
lar way is a good place to keep Jelli
and canned fruits. The kitchen or
ordinary pantry If not suitable for JM
lies because they are too dry, and th
cellar often Is too damp. A set of
shelves In a cellarway like this often
Sco4 Floor Plus
Just S'ls the bill by providing shelves
for jellies where they neither dry oat
nor mould. There is a great deal in
having such conveniences. It lightens
the wotk sometimes fully one-half
when a woman has plaeea for thing
conveniently arranged to save steps
The grade entrance to the cellar U
another good featur. It makes a con
venlent entrance to the kitchen as
well as to the cellar. A grade en
trance costs but little when building
and It is a convenience as long as the
house Is occupied. A house as larga
as this needs a furnace, and this grad
entrance Is worth a good deal Just to
get in wood, kindling, etc.. and to get
the ashes out as they ac-cummulate. An
easy entrance to the cellar Is an In
ducement to keep the cellar la good
order, while an awkward cellarway la
a producer of litter because the
temptation Is strong to pile up lb
ashe Instead of carrying them out.
HulldliiK the kitchen. the toilet
down s'alu aud bathroom upstairs all
close together Is a ruonwr saving ar
rangement, a saving in time. In plumb
ing material and It is better altij
Kc'her lecue the Connections, angles
and lengths of pipe all Work to ad
vantage. In selecting a house plan it
pas lo look into all theo little de
tail. F.very foot of pipe cot niouey
end a doubtful connection Is likely to
make trouble at any lime. Owcur of
houses are not s.ii is-d to t iaprta
In plumbing, but a lutie forethought
may be applied In a common b
way If you take time to thiLk It over.
I always I'.ke to see a fruut hall and
front stairway, because It Is the lr.ot
satisfactory rrir.uce to a houu boitl
upstairs and down. In this hail lb re
U a seat by the side of the stair,
which adds to the appcaraace, and
there Is a kood closet for coals whica
is a gi at convenience. There if room
in this house for a large family, aa It
contain fire bedroom and the liv
ing rooms are quite Urge. It U tKcnty
eighl feet six Inches wide by forty.
thre fi-t long, exclusive of the front
jxirch. While prices id Ubor aud builj-
Ing material vary in differ ul -art of
the country and It la di'.uciitl lo Uitk
a satUtaclory e.; untie It mar ld
that a housi like this should b ball;
cxnupli te for II.Sou. whtiw coudlUoos
aiv all favorable.
Mow Uauttful aud avai'ike It la In
bn merciful to env's vunules. Add
how much lout your attitude n.al
theiu app-r. Thei aiy limea w 1 a
virtu la vety g.-aufjlu.
men To-t I ar9 noof 1
, 1 nrr mocm
WHOLE WHEAT BEAO KtT.
EJtil' for Crowtinj CilJr l It J
tsi Bert of Food.
For growing c.!;drn. p-Sa"jr . th
whole or u:i't wheat bread Is nxm!
oaef'il la ke-1 l&g tb .rx-v fif dl-K'-tU'n
In nrd-r. It la the gluten toh
lies txt the bran, that cjitita.'cs i4-trax-a
that fd rri'isoilar :- and
the ti, nral prrlu-? that nourinh the
bervoua s) em.
To nik the brd the eaiet way,
scald on cujjf il miJk, a-ld a t-ji;-rjo-fol
each buuer iM sa:, a itVstv un
tax sugar, and a cup wat-r. When
JtjkewarTT!. add a h' f.nniirnH
yeast cak dissolved in a little I'jke
warm waier, and enough wbrle what
flour to make a thin batter. I to thia
in the morning, peat the batter ontl!
ftnrwith and let It rise until very lirhL
Add whole wheat four Jiuie by I!tie.
bea'ing ail the titne. until as much ha
been ad Jed as you can beat or stir
in. It cbou'd be trx jft to kn-at. if
the fiour is not ba:en In gradaa:!y and
thoroughly the bread wiil be coarse
grained. Turn Into greased tin, !-t
rise aeain natil !!?:, tSa bske In a
moderate oven for at k-ait an tour.
If there is a damp cupboard la the
house a box E'.led with litne should bo
placed in tt; this will make it perfectly
When using valuable vass for table
decoration fill with aacd. This makes
them stand firmly aad they are far
less liable to be knocked over and
If the sink gets greasy a little par
affin well rubbed in will make it beau
tifully clean. Zinc pails and tics, if
cleaned with paraffin, will look as
good as new.
Some housekeepers when preparing
a fowl to roast rub It inside and out
with sugar, stuff It as usual and when
done the meat is raid to be n.nch
sweeter and Juicier than If prepared
in the old wsy.
When eggs are high priced an ex
cellent substitute for them in pumpkin
pies is to add soda crackers, rolled
fine, allowing two for each pie. They
may be ued instead of eggs, even
tn eegs are plenty and cheap.
It is said that cut fiowera will keep
fresh if a small pinch of nitrate of
potash or common saltpeter Is put In
the water in which they stand. The
ends of the stems should be cut off
a little every day to keep open the
For a Girl's Bedroom.
A bedroom set painted soft French
gray, with Ixniis wreaths in white, and
handles and trimmiaes of French gilt
design, is alluring to the girl who likes
a dainty room. The chiffonier, dressing
table and bureau tops are of pale blue
moire under a heavy French plate
glass covering. There Is a swinging
full-length mirror, a necessary adjunct
lo the furnishing of any feminine
Cseful and pretty table covers fcr
the bachelor girls bt-Jrootu are of
white galatea with a border of Cowers-.tri;.-J
crt tonne. They can be washed
with frequency. For window hangings
the same idea is t -Sective.
One j.int flour, half teasioon salt,
half teas'iMtoo sda, or.e teaspoon
cream of tartar, two taMis;t.s but
ter worked into the Hour, half lint of
iwett milk. Mix lata a smooth htich
and t ake i:i round I an in hot oven I'.1
minutes. When done, (ear apart, as
cutting makes ll heavy. Wash and
pick over one pint of cranberries with
one-quarter pint of water and half pint
of sugar. Set on fire and stew halt
hour, stir often to prevent burning,
spread between the rakes, htap on top
whipjed civam sweetened aud flav
ored with vanilla.
Rice Pudding and Marmalade.
Mix two tabl s"oonfu!s of rice with
two of sugar, a good pinch of sail and
a quart of milk; put this In the oven
aud bake It, lifting the rise from the
bottom every IS minutes or less, and
stirring all well; when the whole Is
soit and creamy let It bake without
earring for tea minute and take tt j
out. Cool and spread with a thick layer j
of orange manual ie and cover the !
top with a meringue made wuh the;
l-enten white of u egg and a taiile- j
s,Hii.ful of granulated agr; brown;
lightly in the oven and serv- cold !
Craham Bread. j
tine quail of graham f.iur. one tea- i
cu; cf white flour, half (e;xnful of j
salt. thrT ta!l ,Knfu! of molasae, '
a piece of t .r tcr as Urge at a w al-
:iet. r.a'l)rat cake dissolved ia warm!
water; mix thorvugt.l) with wartu tt I
ter. Vt rise ar.i add a table puoefut j
of :'. ur. 1. 1 rise a.a:a and take tu a'
in dc!c;e e-ven 4fl n.tr.u'.c- j
Ce'ery and Potato Has.
To thr-e cupfu's of cold tiileri os
baked !;'. . cho; p-J tat her rir.e.
add ore cu; ful of c-.y kf-J celery,
mincvd I'u! lutvi !.alUw auiucepjia
with ci:; of cr-am eaough to moist
n we'll, snd a half leihnful f
lo e.ri lit at t. rK-.lU.g. K.i
ard s'.tritig that the who; will
! bested tfcrviuhout. ar.d serv hsn
Pirtiejr and Cutter Sauc.
I'ul a fn.sU, b.inci ot par.'-y, afvr
Uivroui l ! c'.v:i:t..c I'., '.a'.o ltht!y
s.hid Utl!i; water r.ai IkuJ five m:r
u(r. di:u and cho;.. pi..c lu tur-n
pvur ov-r it a tall p t of mel'cd but
ler. ur i.c' to u!l the toirvj.vul.
S.-ra; and t-Hind your cheej with
a pl-- of butter, ijt'Je cayenne !t--r.
tew gTa'is pve.mded H-ace. a tea
aiHu U(.sr. a f. ass cf vinegar aad
l.ttle salt. Irc lato jrour jMttluj Jf
THE SIXTIETH CGH3RESS
Kany 5pctmri 1 Cajirol t Wj:-
new the 0pBi3j.
On Tuesday President' Mttuti Wa
It tad in EetH Hsvm -4
Wajh.1 :ryci. Tie tci-tlsg tf ti
flixtiea eoKgrt Tk-.xj rrsv-tie-1
a or:aI ftt!a ra'Ser tiAti tie
g!her;r.g tsr tie trar.irta cf laj
Hr.rit btttln'-vi of tv. co-iiatry. Ta
gallerl'-a rer rrr J-d witi b3ti
fally g-wn4 w,ffija who til et
early !a the x;"Urio of wr.aw.a
avtfs ei-ltisg frrr.-. The .Vtar. at i
ga'.lry wu b..! fcr.;--i.--i ty tie
pr-r,- of Sv-r Miyar !,
I1a3-5i, d'E cf tie corr. Ia tiTi
fit" utif-jra; A--t Viit x-'jtr Itt.
V.zyr! cf Gra: Erl'jla. Ia ec:Tntic
! dres, Vi attract-! njte tijk.a vr
disary atfntioa; Krm. Kxlaa LctLg
worti. da:riter cf ti rr;jit as I
cf m rerribr fr-mj tie Cia:
U'J irt, ad the fcew Perv'a Ela
IsTat ia t's arsit4 tlfirta.
Ti ur t.Lg k.is cf tie tiy wr
la tie term cf rrre;Eta.t:T, wire
tie fonnaJ K.'ortiia tf Jos; a G.
Canaon aii'a to Ve shaker cf &xt
hfoir and tie &'.rz:.'s tr tie drro
ocrats (,'. iir. JcVa Ei.rp y a.i
their k-aJer. were occajionj lyr ra
tions for tV-: jres'Jjaea.
Waihicgtcn The asrs.il rstaxge
of FYesi iect kowti-lt waa r-l Tse
!ay la lota tocr of cc-srreMi aal
practScal'T &o bcmlE-es. waa atentp4
by either body teyot-4 IsteElr to tie
message. Tie ga-'Ier of toth tte
aenate aad toue were rrowiJ at tie
U-gtnr!c5 of the assioa of each body,
but as the reading prorresM-3. ih at
tendarice dis-inUted somewtat. I
the tiain. however, 1 was w!l itaia
tainel ontil the last senteEc-s cf the
d'xruT.ett td filn frota tie Il;t of
the e'eiai rta-i-vs. S-jators aad
me:brs were u;;l:?I w;-h rrtti
copi-" of the tnefiig. and cany of
tta fo'ilowe-I the r-i!r5 clerk wit's
scnt;ulous care. The realicg ccs
surne.! abotit two asl a quarter hour
In each of the tocses.
For Control cf Corporation.
Washingta- Senator McCaatber
We5sesday ir tro-Jaced a bill whicix
embodies tis ilaj concemirj? tie
control of corporations doing an later-state
buiicesa. Ttis bill provide
that any cooperation doing aa In
terstate business may take out a
national Incorporation but does not
make such action mandatory. Is this
way he expects, he says, to separate
the sheep from the goats, and "to
gradually have tie most substantial
of corporation acting utider a nation
Williams Controls Committee.
WasMnrtoo. By a vote cf 124 to 4
the house democratic caucas Wednes
day night roted djvra the proroiiitioii
of Representative Jones cf Virginia
to take tie d-slrrun!fn of Rilsor.ty
meatbers of the cccr-mittees out cf tie
hnais of the minority Leader Wil
liams atii by The same vcte a.Ijrtei
a resoiction a!f.rsiatively placing the
power in Mr. Wil;;axs- hands.
Culberson the Senate Leader.
Washing tun. The democratic sen
ators tc! I a ccinferer.ee after the ad
(ourntr.ent of the senate Tues lay ac l
elected Senator C. A Culberson cf
Tvxas chaimisa of te democrat'c
raucus. This position carri'" the
nominal leadersbip cf the minority on
the go. of the senate.
Campbell Asks Baildmg for Kansas.
Washington. Representative Camp
bell of Kaasas Introduced fcUU T
day appropriating- IU0.(?vi) fr the
erection of federal bulldinga In Par
sons, (Vffeyvll'.e and Independence.
Confirmed Senjtcc B ackburn.
Washlnctt'a Tbe senate Tuesday
tonflrmed the nomination of Fvrczer
5-nutor lUackbtirn of Kentucky to be
a member i f the ls'.hmlas canal com
mission. Little feet On Bus.ness.
kikui City. "We ;1! be surpri4
at the comparatively small effect tat
(his failure will have oa Kinui City
and the Southwest." a banker :J
Friday. "A (ucbta Aftv It would hav
b-n si'.J that such a fai'.urw would be
a calamity tJ the city and the South
west. That was the vlvw held her
A'li vise here. Hut after a tuotsta cf
pjrtUt iijai Ja'.Iou. with thousnvis of
Commerces customers pre;jrcd, th
city can stand the susix-ntlon w tti ctfai
rarwttvely little eSecl on Us buia
The President Ha Not Said It.
Was-iiijj'.oi Al;t.ou..:!i several ta
trrviewt hive te-u published with r
cent White house cal'ers to the ef
fect that the prvsidert ha d.lxrd
sue thit he will dx-l.ne another
Bon-.ltutioa it ti SJiJ the pres:it:t
has tuaJe ca suh dec'.arattoa.
A Wathbvrn College Fire.
Toj'kx. Kia. -Kice lu:'.. at ,sh
bura cv'We, wxs d.-trvjed bv
Friday involving a of 1.' .'..
The crista cf tt;e Ore waa a de;3ciii
A Very SVart Sestion.
WajthuK'.oa The smiate wii la
TSlea Thursday f r u hour ni iv
half. adurula at .3. u'c!vk until
Monday. Senator .1 uui F -Frje. nt
Maine. wa '-SrJ prc!.!ut pro teia
of the senate, S.-uatvr lVau.-l of Vir
ginia being filvea a roiuplmieutary
Vvte for th-s hjuor b) fci d. uax-ralio
Coiieaxuei. Tii !5--i--.e A l:x r-a-aiuu
otsly tea mil" te aaj tra:tv t-l
AO busiow bovoad arvr'Ei tj tujho
re,Ktie to the grei-t.n it tLa M
stat vt OiUhoma. The h.-uj alo ai
Jrr.ed until ilouiay.