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Senator Peikins, of California, pre?
sented two petitions from that State on
Wednesday, one asking for the abrogation
of tho Hawaiian reciprocity treaty and
?the other that it he allowed to remain as
It is. Much interest is lelt od the Pacific
coast in this question, and while some
.are contending for tho abrogation of the
treaty so that suear imported from Ha?
waii shall pay the same duties as sugar
from other countries, others insist that
tho treaty should not be disturbed. The
petitions presented by Senator Perkins
were referred to the committee on foreign
relations nod copies sent to the finance
committee. If any notion is taken it will
probably be In the form of an amendment
to the tariff bill, though it is probable
that the foreign committee may consider
the subject and make some recommenda?
The vacancy in tho office of minister to
Hayti d'charge the affairs at San Do?
mingo, caused by the resignation of Hon.
Henry M. Sniythe, opens a place for some
Southern Republican of character and
ability, if the President will take tho
trouble to look around to find one. Un?
fortunately, however, for the aspirations
of Republicans In this section the admin?
istration does not seem to bo bestowing
positions of honor and emolument upon
them at a very rapid rate. The Southern
Republicans, so-called, who have already
been the recipient of federal office are in
the main men of Northern birth, who
have come here since the war; from
which it must be infei red that there is
either a scarcity of native Republican
talent, here, or the President is unduly
prejudlced against this class of politi?
1 HE ISSUE.
The crescent banner Is aloft. The old
cry is raised: "There is no Allah but
Allah, and Mahomet is his prophet."
Easter day most of the civilized world de?
clared with hosannas that there was no
God but God. and Jesus, His son, <3 the
Redeemer of the world. This represents |
the issue lying at the bottom of this
contest. Mahomet stands for rapine,
murder, and the lowest barbarism.
Jesus stands for the gospel of love and
Charity to ?U men, If Is the seventh
century against the dawning of the twen?
tieth. The sword against pence! sensual?
ity versus morality. The quibbles of the
powers are flimsy. The issue is on and it
must be squarely met.
CONTROLLING THE MISSISSIPPI.
Representative Sayers, of Texas, who
was chairman of the appropriations com?
mittee in the last Congress and who has
had much experience s dealing with gov?
ernment works, suggests a comprehensive
plan ior the settlement oi the Misslss'ppl
.river problem well worthy of attention in
the highest quarters. He would have
the United States government invite the
engineers of the world to consider the
problem of controlling that river and
present plans for a permanent system, so
that, the government might adopt the
ideas of the best engineering talent, lie
thinks competition might be* brought
about by the oiler of a prize of $50,000
for ?iio best plan submitted, and $25,000
for the second best. These, he believes,
would be sufficient to att ract the most
skillful engineers in the world, men who
-have dealt with such works as the Suez
canal and the dykes of Holland.
Notices'of'the competition would be
published in the principal cities in Eu?
rope, in India, Australia. Japan and
every other country, where engineering
Is made ancccs- f\n ?? ?
sity by the im- IVI 8080808
pure condition of the blond after win?
ter's hearty foods, and breathing viti?
ated air in home, office, schoolroom
ov shop. AVlicn weak, thin or impure,
the blood cannot nourish the body as
it should. The demand fpr cleansing
sind invigorating is grandly met by
Hood's Sarsaparille, which gives the
blood ju?t the quality and vitality need?
ed to maintain health, properly digest
food, build up and steady the nerves
and overcome Hint tired feeling. It is
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talent exists. Competitors would be In?
structed to disregard tho local interests
of cltlos, and to present plans for estab?
lishing and controlling tno channels of
the Mississippi and tranches, on the basis
of the welfare of tho entire valley. Tho
?tecislon of tho competition would be in
the hands of a commission of experts se?
lected from tho engineering corps of the
United States army and from civil life.
Mr. Sayers believes the government by
thiB plan would secure tho ideas of tho
best engineer" of tho world, who, by the
offer of a large reward, would bo Induced
to personally study the great river and
the possibilities of controlling it. Ho be?
lieves, along with a great many other
people, that some system, different from
the present attempts to control the river,
must be adopted before satisfactory re?
sults can be accomplished, and thinks
that any plan which would stand the su?
preme test would justify a great expend?
Mr. Sayers takes [the [right view of the
subject when he says a system thnt
would stand the supreme test would jus?
tify a creat expenditure; but the 'prizes
he would offer nre hardly largo enough .to
Induce the competition likely to call forth
tho high order of talent required for such
A TELEPHONIC AVAR.
Tho telephone war iu Staunton has
reached a very interesting stage. In 185)5
the high charges of the Virginia Reil Tel?
ephone Company for the use of 'phones
caused the business men of that city and
the farmers of Augusta county to unite
aud organize the Mutual City and County
Telephone Conpany. Their rates were
popular, being $10 a year . for those who
purchased their 'phones outrlirht, and
$15 and $20 for others, and while the new
company met with many discouragements
at first, the service giew in extent, effi?
ciency and popularity, until the venture
proved itself '* complete success. For
about ten months the Reil Company,
which, when the agitation commenced,
had reduced its rates from $00 to $45 for
rent of 'phones, held out at the last
named figures. After this it reduced its
rates to those charged by the Mutual
Compauy, which by that timo had over
200 'phones in Staunton, with connec- i
tions in Augusta and adjoining counties,
while the Bell Company had not over -10.
Recently, however, the latter corpora?
tion is making an offer to furnish service
to the people *of Staunton for 50 cents a
month, aud very muurally the people are
much disturbed thereat. They see in the
movement, or think they do, an effort on
tho part of tho Bell people to "freeze
out" the Mutual Company, after which
the first named corporation can make
such charges as it sees lit. A writer in
the Staunton News warns the people
against the danger, and advises them to
stand by the new company. A large num?
ber of citizens and business men of
Stnunton, in Wednesday's News,came out
in a petition to the Retail Grocers Asso?
ciation, asking that they continue to sup?
port the City and County Mutual Tele?
phone Company, and the Grocers Asso?
ciation have promptly adopted resolu?
tions pledging its support as a body only
to the Mutual Company, and heartily
recommending it to the general public as
being houest and fair in ^all its dealings
and always using its l?est efforts to fur?
nish the very best of service to all of its
patrons. From this it is very plain that
the people of Staunton and vicinity will
continue their support of the home com?
pany and will not be caught by the
tempting bait offered by the Bell Com?
ROANOKE THE PLACE.
I Our sister city, Roauoke, desires the
I State convention, and we would like to
see her get it for several reasons. Ron
I noke can accommodate the larire number
of delegates with ease and if the number
was twice as large. Roanoke anil Salem
combined could easily care for them,
Then Roanoke has a suitable building in
which to hold the convention. Then,
too, Roanoke is centrally located and can
he reached by nearly all the delegates
with comparative ease. And again we
favor Roanoke because she is our sister
and we would be g'ad to see her prosper.
A CHILIAN REPRESENTATIVE.
New York. April 22.?The Chilian min?
ister to the United States, Senor R, Iras
r.el, arrived this morning on the Colum?
bian Line steamer Finance. He is a rep?
resentative at the postal congress" at
i Washington. He was foremrly postmas?
ter general of Chili.
SPAIN'S FASTEST CRUISER,
j New York, April 22.?The Maria Te
] resn. Spain's fastest 'cruiser and one of
j the most effective warships in her navy,
j airived this morning to take part in the
Grant memorial services. The handsome
craft excited much attention. This is
her first appearance in American waters.
She Will be studied with interest.
A COSTLY BLA'/.E.
New York, April 22.?-The college por?
tion dt' the New York Infirmary lor wo
ineu and children was burned this morn?
ing. The flames did not spread to the
part of the infirmary where the patients
were sleeping. The coolness of the doc?
tors and the good work of the firemen
provouted'excitemcnt ol the inmates. Tin
loss is $75.000 The cause of the fire is
supposed to have been spontaneous com?
bustion of rubbish in the basement
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Shreveport, La,, says: "Dr. King's New
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?1. F. Campbell, merchant of Safford,
Ariz., writes: "Dr King's New Discov?
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Coughs, Colds. I cannot say enough for
its merits." Dr. King's New Discovery
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nbt an experiment. It has been tried for
n century, anil to day stands at tho head.
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Munyon's Cold Cure cures colds in tho
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colds and obstinate c"lds,nndall forms of
grip. Stops sneezing, discharges from tho
nose and oyos, preveuts catarrh, diphthe?
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troubles. These pleasant little pellets
are absolutely harmless, bavo saved
thousands of lives and prevented much
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Improved I lomooopathlc Home Remedy
Company put up a separate cure for each
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Personal letters to Prof. Munyon, 1505
Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa., answered
with free medical advice for any disease.
OWNEY IS DEAD.
The Famous Postal Car Dog Meets an
New York, April 22.?The news of the
death of Owney, the famous Scotch ter?
rier of the railW117 mail service, was re?
ceived yesterday with regret by all con- 1
cerned with that department. He was
Killed In Cleveland on Friday eventnir,
after having bitten a brakeman and a
The dog was in a bad temper, cnused,
it is declared, by bavins been compelled
to ride in a b.igt/age iustcad of 11 mail
car. Tho superintendent of mails in
Chicago hud tecently issued an order that
mail car privilege no lougei be extended
to him cn that division. At the tir.ic of
his death Owney wore a collar to which
were attached scores of badges and
checks, showing the extent of bis travels.
Superintendent V. J. Bradley, of tho
New York division, said yesterday: "He
was a most remarkable dog. Ho was
born in the Albauy postollice building
about a dozen years ago, ana followed
the mails since he was able to toddle.
The way in which, on entering a railroad
station, ho would unerringly pick out
the mail car from the passenger and ban
gage and express cars seem to show more
than mere instinct. When it was erro?
neously reported some weeks ago that the
dog had beeu killed at Syracuse I we.s
requested by the custodian of the post
oflicn department museum at Washington
to have the body stuffed and sent to the
museum. I do not expect to take such ac?
tion at this time, however, as the death
has not occurred on my division. Not
improbably, though, the Washington
Museum will be the resting plnce of the.
stuffed 'Owney.1 "
"Owney wandered about, the country
at his own will, and rarely remained at
one place more than a few days. On his
passages through the streets between
mall cars and postollices he insisted on
ridiog on a seat beside the driver. '
The dog, upon whose collar was the
words, "1 am Owney, the postollice dog,"
has been in every portion of the .United
States, and his friends sent him a couplt
of years ago a trip around the world.
From Son Francisco he went via mail
steamer to Yokohama, where he was well
received by the mail men. In a street
light there "Owney" lost an eye. but
killed tho other dog. He went to Hong
Kong, Shanghai and Singapore, and lay
on a pile of mail bans as he sailed through
the Suez. He stopped tit Algiers and then
proceeded to Liverpool, aud then came to
the United States.
Cleveland, Ohio, April 22.?Owney, the
great railway mail dog, went down to his
grave uuhonored and unsung. When lie
met au untimely fate at the hands of a
police ofllcer at the union depot ou Friday
evening no one knew the celebrity of the
Owney was carted away with a lot of
ordinary curs to tho common sepulchre.
The rules of the city are very stringent
regarding dead animals, and they are re?
quired to be carted away within a few
hours after death. The postal clerks in
the railway branch thought of securing
possession of. the remains and interring
them decently in Hie rear yard of one of
j the clerks. It was found to be impossible
and there will be no monument to mark
I the resting place of one of the most fa?
mous dogs that ever lived.
AFTER SPENDING lots of money
with doctors and in medicine trying to
find n cure for drr tetter, but not getting
any rolitf, 1 gave up all hopes of cure un?
til my attention was"ca'led to Skilluinn's
N. F. Corn, Wart anil Bunion .Cure, and
after using one hot tie I was entirely cured
of it. C. R. WERTZ.
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TURKEY I)liX< >UNCE1 >.
Washington, April 22.?Senator Allen
introduced a resolution in the Senate to?
day extending sympathy to Greece and
advocating its passage in a speech bitterly
denouncing Turkey. Ho also attacked
Spain. On the suggestion of Senator
Davis, chairman of the committee on for?
eign relations, Senator Allen's resolution
was referred to that committee. Speedy
action was promised.
KELLEY IN JAIL.
Dover. X. H., \pi il 22.?Joseph E.
Kelley, the Somerworth murderer, arrived
this morning and was placed in the
Stafford county jail. An excited crowd
met him at the station, but there was no
A NAVAL DEMONSTRATION.
London, April 22.?A dispatch from
('ape Town announces that;a squadron
of eight British warships entereil'Delngoa
Ray yesterday evening, causing great ex
I citement. The general opinion is that
only a n ival demonstration is intended.
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BLAMES THE CIGARETTES.
Firebug Miller Says Thoy Made n I'yro
manioc of Him.
By his own confession Hugh c. Miller,
n 25-ycar-old citizen of Brooklyn, is n dan?
gerous pyromanlac. Though he has con?
fessed to setting flit! to only two houses,
the authorities believe he applied the torch
to a score or more, in several of which hu?
man lives were lost. He pleaded guilty to
an indictment, charging him with arson
in the second degree, and addressed the
following oonfession to Judgo Hurd of thu
Kings county court:
Respected Sik? With your kind permis?
sion, I desire to express to you my feelings
and thoughts in relation to my case.
About six years ago 1 was arrested on a
charge similar to my present. What I did
ut that time was prompted by some hid?
den desire in my mind which was uncon?
I know right from wrong, but could not
control myself. There was no thought of
gain or recompense, but simply a growing
desire to destroy property. I spent a cou?
ple of years ^n a reformatory, and while
there tho thought quite frequently camo to
inc. But as there was no opportunity laid
opep. to me, my conduct in that Hue was
Kineo coming home the samo feeling
and uncontrollable desire to destroy what
belongs to others has manifested Itself. T
now, your honor, make a statement to thu
effect that solemnly ii was not until Tues?
day of last week that this feeling got the
best of me. Tho effect I can hardly do
I have a sinccro regnrd for tho lives and
property of others, but when this feeling of
a weak, unbalanced, uncontrollable mind
presents itself I am totally helpless.
I was responsible for the cxcltcmont on
Vandcrhllt avenue, near Myrtle, last
Thursday, and also the one corner Vander
bilt and Fulton on Monday of this week,
your honor. God is my witness that I
can't control myself unless my mind is at?
tended to from the medical stand]>oint. I
am willing to do right and lie an upright
citizen. My thoughts as to what ought to
bo done are clear. But I cannot carry them
(ait, on account of a giddy, weak and child?
less thought which gets the liettcr of mo,
often lasting two, three or four days at a
time. Respected Judge, if after reading my
roinarks to you you think that such trcat
IICGII C. M1M.EU.
incut Is advisable, you will 1? thanked
for helping a young man in^tho prime of
lifo who desires to be of somo good to so?
ciety, when he conies back to his homo
improved morally and mentally. I bei love
today that the excessive smoking of ciga?
rettes was tho starting point in my mental
At the lime of my first incarceration it
was brought out that I consumed at least
three or four pooka of cigarettes a day, ami
of late my smoking has been of about thu
same atUOUlll. 1 (lO wish to be. placed
where the temptation to Injure my mind
with tobacco will be pone, as I trace my
first tdx months In cigarette smoking to
til iny trouble. Yours most respectfully,
Hugh c. miller.
Judge llurd sentenced Miller to 20 years'
Imprisonment. He .-aid In passing sen?
tence t hat Miller's conduct was absolutely
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inuMmprctitmirroiu co mm, as ne nail evi?
dently not set Ore to the house for gain.
Nevertheless, ho said, this did not. lessen
the Qendlshncss of the crime.
An unusual report came from Etowah
county, Aln., when the records of the
United States marshal of that district for
1890 were maduup. It appeared that not
h moonshiner had been' disturbed there
f.nring the year.
u In Costa Rica several millions of dol?
lars hnvo been spent tn establishing
communication with tho Atlantic sea?
board. In Nicaragua, where u natural
nnd available route exists, all eyes aro
turned toward tho Pacific.
Mexican pnlqno is made intoxicating
to a maddening degreo by tho addition
of an extract made from what is known
as jiniRon weed in this country. Tho
number of deaths from fights in pulque
rioa is said to bo incredible.
A cloth sufficient for covering the
body in a hot climate is made of tho
inner bark of tho cocoa tree, and the
very stom itself, when grown too old to
bear, may bo us*l in tho construction of
a hut or tho mast of a cauoe.
It is stated that the missing link be?
tween, man and the ape has been discov?
ered, fossilized bonos proviug the fact
having been found in Java by Dr. Eu?
gene Dubois, a surgeon in tho Dutch
army stationed in that island.
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