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Two Strong Farl ions in Trans
Hiss i s i p p i C n r e s s .
limit fallist s and Silver Men
Have Larrje Folio winxs.
Ex-Governor Anthony of Kansas
Speaks for Free Coinage.
' St. Eon, Mo.. Nov. 23. The devel-
cpraents of the seeon 1 day's session of
the Trans-Mississippi congress Lave
not beeu without inleivsl for the ad
vocates of the free coinage of silver,
who have bt-en anxious to secure def
in'ta expression from tne congress in
favor of the white metal. Not alone
have the minor features, such as
warm applause when free coinage
was me utiou ed, been encouraging',
hut the organization of the com
mittee on resoluti jr.s with Con
dreyman VV. J. Bryan of Nebraska
as chairman and K. A. Marshall of
'Jeias as secretary has been highly
delighting-. Nevertheless there is as
yet no certainty tho matter will go
"beyond this. In the convention there
i -, a stronsr element in favor of inter
national free coinage only, and an
other opposed to any expression
whatever tif on the f-ubject by the,
congress, Whether the birnetailists
will be edrong enjujli to overcome
both the-e elements can not be told.
Vet there is a eeitamty that the
main struggle will Le upon this por
tion of tho resolul oaa committee's
report, and the battle, will not be of
brief duration.
At the opening of the afternoon
session yesterday, w lieti ta delayed
until 3 o'clock, "there being- nothing
before the convention having special
precedence, Congi essmaa-eieet .1. S.
Sha froth of Colorado was invited to
address the delegate"! upon the silver
question. At the close of his remarks
a new series of resolutions were in
troduced and referred to the com
mittee on resolutions witiiout debate.
Am of iir them were tl ese:
Opposing by the Seat'le chamber
of commerce the a ioption by
the corfve of any resolution
demanding the fi-r-H euiDaje of
silver, favoring the early construc
tion of Nicaragua ca--.il: opposing
the so-called Dicey plan with regard
to the Pae tie rail.-oad debts and
favoring the foreclosure of the trov
erntueut mortgage, with tha restora
tion to the peooio of the granted
lands: favi.riu,' the t iking away from
congress the ooinaje power and its
return to the pertp'e un-ier 1 he system
of initiative aiet re f c re ; ui u m; favor
ing the withdrawal of all existing
circulating mi-dima-i and th substitu
tion there 'or of an ;ssue of full legal
t'-mler treasury rf'tes to the extent
j' S.".i per csi pita; favoring the crea
tion of a c l net o' ie to be known as
t,h? department of ti-ade and com- '
meroe, :jrni numerous others of a I
minor character.
The hour of 4 o'oloek having ar- ;
rived, the special o.-Jt-r took pre'ee-u-nc..-.
:. od the d i . .i -ion of the
i r.it.:e t i za tioa o! silver" was
opened bv cx-Go"t--nor L. p. Prince I
of New Mx co. Unci, the principle
that all stni.-tiires u ust first bare a I
foundation, the tro'-ornr.r stated he i
would co.ifine himself to .statements I
of facts, leaving the stiperstruettire
of argument to tnosc to follow him. !
lie ther reviewed existing conii-
tiosis. an 1 at tha coa;lnsi--n of his re-
mark and the hearty app'aine fo I- j
lowing- then,, the congress took its i
usual evecin -7 recess.
The even 107 wess on was a discus
sion of s lv.-r and ini.inly taken up by
Hon. Ueorire 11 Leigh ton of St. l.ouis,
who is a director o ' the IioatraaD'-t
bank of this city. ? t r Eeishton read
an pxhoustivo and eat-tffully prej are
paper c ( nc; in g the single gold stand
ard. .Mr. Leigh ton received only
feeble and infrequer. t applause.
Con;rt'sman Bryan of Nebniska
followed in a half hour speech.
Liberal applause greeted his appear
ance and with his Srt sentence he
urouspil the autVenca. He said
Mr. Leif-hton ha 1 dons what the foes
of free silver rarely dared to do He
had defende 1 the single srold stand
ard because it won! i double the value
of gold a o I nnnih'lafe silver as money
all to the beneti of the bankers,
who own the gold. The speaker was
apt with pretty anecdotes and similes
and was frequently applauded.
liv-tiovetDor Aationy of Kansas
closed the meeting with a short
speech in favor of fre coinage. When
he concluded the ccrgress adjourued
until 9 o'clock this morning-.
Clrt IJiltmln ?! fui to ltiao(iilt tb
McuragBtt .CT-rmnt.
Panama., Nov. 2S. Advices from
Managua indicate t. grave situation
in the Mosquito reservation. The
liritish minister, Ocsliay.ha notified
Nicaragua that Great Britain refuses
to recognize the N'u-.ariijuaa irovern
inent. After an exchange of views
-Minister G.islinsr te le ifra phed to Port
Limon for a lii itish warship to come
at once, to Iduefiel d.i. It is reported
that the NicuraffUf-n canal project ia
at tiia bottom of the matter and seri
ous trouble is fearesl
Pobl le laodi f jr Lease.
GrTnr.SK, Ok., Nj. -S. Governor
Itenfrow vesterday placed 00 the
market 300.' km) acre of public build
ing and school land in sections 13 and
23 in the Uheroke-s strip for lease.
The leases are pood for live years,
and bids will be received until Jan
uary 3, 1S95. The lands are rich and
arable and will not, be a drug-.
Uor lfr Coontt 4 railat.
n.vxTKR Strings, Kan., Nov. 23.
The bolder towns of Southeastern
Kansas are a'l artrtini,' against an an
ticipated ra id by tho territory out
laws, and should any of these towns
bs attacked the robbers are likely to
meet with a warm reception.
Ai.ii,4 t eal "ompay.
110 v tat Sixths treU
WORK OF Till: 21 INT.
Director JTeatoii Sabmln Ills laamil
ICcpnrt to ?irrtary Carlisle.
Va5HIoton-, Nov. 2?. Mr. R. 11
Preston, the'direetor of tha mint, has
submitted to the secretary o the
, treasury his report of the mint and
the assay offices for tha lineal year
1894. The value of tne. gold dep sited
is stated as 514-J.943.54,".; S 'in. 6 951
was of domestic production; ? ,'s.O J 5-5
foreijrn bulliou nd coin anl 1 13,
41 old material; S.'.OJ 015 worn and
uncurrent United States g-old coin
deposited for recoina; e.
'ilje deposits and purchases of
silver during the year was -.' i. 745. Ot'.l
tine ounces, tne coiuiajf value of tha
eatne in silver dollars ; eincr Si J. 403,-8-5;
S10,7?7,70-J was of domestic pro
duction, Si, b '12, .s jo foreign baiiica
and coin, S'j.4rl 404 worn and uncur
rent United States coin, and tae re
maindsr, 5G05.03'i. old material.
The amount of silver bullion rear
chased under the act of July 1 i, lS.'O,
w as 11,917,059 fine ounce., at a cost, of
g, 715, Si.':.: average coat per tine unuca
bein- $0.7313.
The total amount of silver x)ar"
chased under tne act of July 14, 1 5 0 ),
from August 13 1d9J the dacrs ta-c
law went into elfect to Novt-iaber 1,
193 the date of the repeal of the
purchasing- clause of the act was
i03.t$74,63:i tine ounces, costing S15.
y.il.O'j:.'; the tvera-j-3 price per line
ounce bein SO. 9244.
The total coinage of silver dollars
under" the act of July 14, 1s'j: to Jniy
1, ISS'4, was S35,Otj7.943, coit--uin i n.-7
a7.911,7ti8 tine ounces, v. i, . .-ii cost
S29. 1 10.047. The seig-niora -4-- of sil
ver coined under act of July 14 1VJJ,
to July 1, 1:94, was S :, 9 77, .".e3. I'rom
July 1. 1S94, to November 1, ls:l,
S. 443,200 dollars were coined. The
Beitrniot-atre of the same was S7S'.i.
7ot.27, making- the total amount, of
silver dollars 00 ne.l under the act of
Jniy 14, 190. 3s ..".31.143, and the total
sei 'K n iora ;re -i i o-'.O.
'1 ne total uo:iuiye dfring- th year
was: Gold. SJ3.474, 912. r.0; silver doliar-;,
733; subsidiary silver, 02 4. 1 . 3-;
minor coins, 5,7 10, 919, 2; total, 5 I 0-3,-210.7.vO6.
The g-old coinasre for the y-3ar was
the largest ever e,?cjted at the
mints of tha United States in any ona
The hig-hest pricr of silver ciuriD.sr
the year was 0. 7C13 and tha lowest
?'J 591S, siiovvin r a Uactuaticu of
O. 17'J'i per line ounce.
The net trold exports for the fiscal
year were SI, 172 S05 as ajrainst 846,
807,273 for the prior fi-c il year. The
net evports of silver for the fis-tl
year were f-3 i . ' ' 1 1. 3 ": as a gainst
7.ij53.s3 for the fiscal year 1
The director estliiiate- tin? vu ne of
the srold used in toe industrial arts
in the United .'. tates lur....; tn-s cal
endar year 19', at ?12,523.5'i ar. d
silver at ?J 531,217: of the y .. SV."4.-4-2
and of the silver Si. 570. 737 was
new bullion.
The estimated metalie stock cf coin
and bullion in the U nited States on
July 1, 11-94. was: Gold. 7, 2' 3. 2oJ :
silver. &024. 347, 757, a total of 1,251,
OP1.95S. The prodnction of o'si anl silver
in the United State-i the calen-iar
year was: Gold, 1,739.323 t:ne r
of the value of S .15,95.5.000: silver, t".i
Olj'),0)0 tine ounces, tho cr'iiiir.frci.il
value of the same teni? 4 . i-0(,0'e:j
and the coinarre value S77. 71',, j j.
llevised esTinnutes of the world's
nroiluction of the precious me'-iis for
the calendar year, is 9. 3 snow Uie same
to have been $137,22:3,100 in (.-old and
S2 09. 105.0i.i0 in silver.
Tlie world's coinatr-? for the calen
dar vear ls93 is state 1 to hnve l.een
iS2.12"4S5,6CS in pold an 1 131, )s.,, 75 4 in
The director estimates the stok of
-old in the world at the end cf 1 v.-3
for -monetary purposes to have l"f n
S3. 90 5. OOO.OjO and silver fc!.05.-..7 i-.M.--';
a total metallic stock io the world of
$3,021,600. 0OU
navy i) i . pa ui ;.n::,T.
SiTral linportitur, ircmnnKn h'iam ia
Spprptarr llerbprt' Ki(.rt.
Washi.vg rov, Nov. 2?. Ths ir.o-t
important recommendation ria le l y
Secretary Herbert in his anna il r e
port is that congress authorize 1 the
construction of three great battle
ships of about 10 900 tons displace
ment each to cost exclusive of arm i
ment not exceeoin? $4,00o,o-,, eaci,
and twelve tor p-.; do boats of I'mm I k)
to 300 tons each, at the discret.on of
the secretary, to cost not e.xcee -din .17
an avcrae-tt of 5170 00 s Since his la st
report live splendid ships have V o- n
added to the naval list, three of wki. h
are capable of speed in e .sices s of
twenty-one knots, vvhiie two of t hem
are the Re ?test crnis rs in tli vur! I.
The five vessels are the Marblelien 1,
IS. 44 knots; Columbia. U.J.sJ; Divmr.i:,
21. b9: Moutjorne ry, J J. 050, ao.i Min
neapolis, 23.076.
The secretary speaks in terms of
deep regret of tiie loss of the Kear--sar7e
and to pre rent the fain- us n a me
from lapsing- on the naval list nr susf
cests that a buttle s-iip b bi ilt to
perpetuate it. He also suti'.Is that
the renowned old Constitution o. pat
in repair and p'aced on ex'ai bition at
the Washincrtoa navy yar . as an ob
ject of interest to patriot. c Ameri
cans. The secretary has tak'n a cu? from
the battle of Yalu and has . 7 1 ' ri in
structions tiiat all but the necessary
woodwork must be removed f,-o.u o ir
ships. Attention is ca.ied to the fact
that althou gh the frovernment is a n
n ii ally expending- a lare subsidy for
vessels such as the Paris and New
York to secure their use in time of
war, it has not a frvm to put on them.
After asain callirj? attention to the
urgrent need of leg-isia tion for the re
lief of the personnel of the navy, the
secretary recommends that t ie en
listed force be increased by 2.OO11
m en
In conclusion the secretary s ibtnits
estimates for the next y?ar Perreea
tiosr SJ7.S35.914, exceeding- the cur
rent appropriations by 85.4 95. 193.
caused mainly by the necessity of
paying- for vessels now under con
tract. It is stated that aft-r tins
year the appropriation-, on thii score
will rapi lly diminish falling fr-im
13,259.393 "next yeir to 750.000 in
the following- year.
Convicted Murlr-rer Kvapri f rom .1 !!.
Oklahoma City, Ok.. Nov. 2 Mur
derer John Millip-ao. sentence,! to In
executed here on Jaruarv li, ls.'l,
for the atrocious murder of Mrs. Han
nah Clark, made his escape lis: nigd.l
at 10:30 p. in., and ha not b;ea re
capture d.
Oliicers Are After the Canadian,
Texas Outlaws.
The Bandits Have Fled to the
"Wichita -Mountains.
Two of the Outlaws Said to
Have Been Killed.
Ex. Uvso, Ok., Nov. 28. A package
purporting- to contain S'5.000 was ex
pressed from Kansas City to Georp-3
Isaacs, a wealthy Chickasaw cattle
man at Canadian, Texas, arriving at
that point Saturday evening- last.
When the train pulled into Canadian
station a g-aug- of bandits held up the
express car, opening- a g-eneral fu
silade on the train. Sheriff McGee,
of that county, was standing by and
took a hand at the shooting" in
the protection of the express com
pany, and wns killed by the
robt.ers, being- literally shot to pieces,
and several others were fatally
wounded in the eii-i-jfement, a neon
them being- some of the robber, who
were carried away by their pals. The
robbers were frightened off without
securing anything and were chased
into the Wichita mountains and tne
liutte lands of tho- W.chita coun
try, where a battle occurred
Sunday evening-, and several par
ticipants are reported killed.
The members of the jranj
are well known in the Scut hwestei-n
reservation, and a 1-irrre force of of
fice r are out from these p ints, pre
sumably looking for the brimiits.
Isaacs, who : hipped the money, was ;
arrested on suspicion of complicity i
and taken to Texas. The scheme is I
supposed to be shipment of money !
that was to be stolen, and the express
company made to d isjrorg-e and pro- ;
cee is to b divided.
A nnm'oer o-" wealthy cattlemen of
tlse Chickasaw Indian nation are
probablv implicated. nd furiiisho
the capital of 525. 0'JO' to beg-in bu -iiess
on. The Antelope hills and tha .
almost inaccessible Wichita raoun- j
taias are the present hiding places of ;
the g-ancr, and a tig-Lt thera is prob
able at a n v time.
Iater d.sr atches over the military
wire from Fort Sill to this point aa- .
nonnoe a iig-'nt between the Can- ;
adian City pano- of express rob-
bers and their pursuers. The pur- ;
suing- party were friends of Siiet-ilf
McGee, who was killed, and nam- i
bered a very larjre party. They '
came upon the remainder of the
1 n '. i ' s in the Wichita mnu.-- !
ta'ns at the head of the West Caeho 1
creek and the tig-ht fok place about I
dayliffht yesterday morning. Tha '.
bandits numbered ten in the beg-in- ;
ninjx.but th ree- of them were wounded i
in the shooting- at tha ev press odice.
In the -rrht it is reported that two of 1
the barei ts were kil led an ! three of ;
the p'ir.-uin,? party were disabled and :
one kill d. The po.s.e is composed of ,
citizens irnpressed under orders of the
deputy sheriff of Hemphill county,
KatT Puts on Additional Hoards.
DN""i, Texas. Nov. 2.3. The Mis-
souri, Kansas and Toxas railway com
pany has put on additional guards on
its express cars on it line g-omr ,
through the Indian territory. The
g-uards are all men with records, and
if train robbers attempt any more ;
' hold-ups'' somebody is g-oinjj to g-et :
hurt sure. ,
Irsin Kohher "skecter" Plead iuiltr. :
Fort Smith, Ark., Nov. 93. Thnr- ;
man P.aldinpr. Jess Snyder, Will Faris
and Charles Turner of tha Cook (janj j
arriv. 1 hero yester.iay from Wichita
Falls, Texas. Uahlir.p;, alias Skeeter, .
was arraig-ned in the Unite 1 States 1
court for the lied Fork train robbery j
and pleaded g-uiit3'.
The lL.-f.ublieaus TVill Have vior T!:m
T-.vo-rhird of the "lemben,
Vf'ASHixoTON. Nov. i:3. Not until to
day have the otncials of the house fo't
sudicient coatdc-QCS in their unofficial
list of representatives in the fifty-fourth
coopreis to send it to thi printer. As
linally prepared, the list shows 244 Ke-publiciin-,
104 Demot-ruls and six Populist-",
one silver and one vacant. I ke lie
pubiicaus will constitute more than two
ttiirdi of the boui9 memljership. Sec
tionaliv the liepublican majority will be
divided as follows:
New ling-laud states twenty-six, old
middle states sixty-six, middle western
states ninety-two, far western states
tv.-enty-eie-nt, southern states thirty-two.
The Democrats secure only thirteen
member in the northern states, Cali
fornia and .Massachusetts contribute one
each; Ill.uois, Ohio and I'en r.s vlvania
two each ar.d N ; .v 1'ork tive. Democrats
secure six so. id state delegations, ti.o of
Arkanscss. Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
Mississippi i.iid South Carolina; the Ke-p-a't
Leans secure uiaeteeu solid delega
tions, tho-id of Connecticut, Delaware,
Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan,
'i innei'jtu, .Uontana, New Hampshire,
New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon,
Khcde liiand. South Daicota, Vermont,
V aah.iigtuu, West Virginia aud Wiscon
oin. In all twenty -eipht contests may be
made from the southern siates and a ma
jori'y of them are to be instituted by
Kepublican candidates ffainat Demo
crats, but it appear probaole that there
wiii not be so taaay. Myers, who it was
expects- 1 wuUi-J wage a cou'eat for a
seat from the Sixth Ark annas district, is
now quoted a aayinij that he wiil not
make n.i eti'ort to secure the seat in the
face of the f .c; that his opponent i cred
ited w ith 3,00 ) majority. Late advice?
ais j in iicate that Lee Grandad will
abacd.u The contest ag-ainst General
W hee.e." for the seat from the Kihth
Aiataoid district.
A llemarl.a()! A!iiTfm!it Ia Hail- I
1-0 atl AiTAiri i
Wsii the ruuniag- of the Exposition flyer,
the famous twenty hour traia Letween '
CaicrtjTQ and New York, via the Lake I
Shore routs, in service during the World's !
fair. A handsome litho-water-color of
this train niy ba secured by sending ten
cent" in silver to C. K. Wilber, Wedtera I
I'aisenger Agent, Chicago. 1
Farther I'arl irsiarn A boat tbe Arrest of
j Missoarl Pacific T rat 11 Offleialfc
i Foet Smith, Ark., Nov. 2S. The
! irrest of W. J. McKey, superintend
! ;nt of the Central division of the
' Missouri Pacific, and J. M. Walsh,
1 trainmaster of the same division, on
I the cliarg-e of murdering- Pullman
; Conductor Brown, created a big- sen
I lation. Tiie warrants were issued by
i Commissioner Wheeler upon informa
tion filed by Deputy United States
Marshal . Jones, and he made the ar
rests. A couple of days after the killing- a
report reached this city that Superin
tendent McKey and Trainmaster
Walsh, who had a special car at
tached to the train, had been intoxi
cated and had indulg-ed in some
promiscuous shooting- throtijj-.a the
cars before the train reached McKey.
Deputy Jones be?an in vesti-atin ir
these reports, but had not (fathered
any information connecting- McKey
and Walsh with the murder, when
these frentlemen learned that they
were under suspicion aud came here
to consult with J udg-e Parker. They
requested a full in vestig-ation, and
were informed that the only way it
could be dono leg-ally was for them
to submit to arrest. This they agreed
to and the warrants were issued.
Mr. Walsh and Mr. McKey enter a
general denial of the charges, but
will not talk about the case.
Jacob Harkcr, Pullman porter, and
Jerry Nelson, cook 011 the special car,
are also under arrest. Parker should
have waked Brown at Wag-oner, and
the fact that, he sai l nothing about
drown not be in (7 on borird the train
till after the fact w as do covered an
hour later looks vei-v tut; h as if he
knows something- tiia t would throw
some light on tiie 1 i aj-edy. Parker
and Nelson are in j lil.
District Attorney K a 1 rcf.ises to
discuss the case, aud wiil not state
what ev'dence has been secured
ag-ainst the defendants.
IvOLJil i E S
kl tijt, ATEN 1 Nti.
State Troop lield ia Ileaitmes
March to Houiiiomery.
Birmingham. Ala., Nov. 28. It has
just been learned that several hot
headed Kolbite leaders have issued
secret calls for armed men in
companies of from 100 to 500
to volunteer to go to Mont
gomery on inauguration day next
Saturday. to help to seat Kolb as gov
ernor. The call urges the Kolb fol
lowers to "maintain their rights ami
carry out. the will of the people." and
it is said that companies are being or
ganized. In Selma so great is the ap
prehension felt that armed guards
have been placed over the local mili
tary armories to prevent a possible
raid upon the arms and ammuu
nition by Kol bites, who may
desire to arm themselves tor
their Montgomery trip. All the
troops in the state have arrange ! to
go to Montgomery, and it is under
stood they will carry their guns
loaded. Governor Jones says that
while he anticipates no trouble, the
authorities will provide to stamp out
thoroughly any disorder that may
occur. Kolb will not be arrested un
less he commits some overt act, or
collides with the constituted authori
Beef I.iepartment of I owiir's Packing
llaune liarneU Ou t.
Kansas Citv, Mo., Nov. 2S. Fire
was discovered at 1 o'clock this morn
ing in the djeef department of Fowl
er's packing house by James Cowan,
the nijfht watchman. lie had passed
through the building at 11:30 o'clock
on his rounds and all was quiet.
Three alarms were turned in and
the Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas
Citv, Mo., fire departments were
called out. The building was live
stories high and the tire broke out on
the third floor and communicated to
tbe fourth and fifth floors.
At 3:30 o'clock the fire was under
control. At that time the north half
of thts beef department building was
nearly gutted aud the loss was esti
mated at nearly SlOO ()00, which is
fully covered by insurance.
The third floor fell shortly before 4
o'clock. On this floor is the butterine
department. It was there the tire
orig-inated. Canned goods and new
raachinery for making butterine were
stored on this lioor.
Nicholas' Manifesto.
St. Pktkhsbuks, Nov. 2f. -The most
imoortant points in the czar's mani
festo relate to improvements in the
condition of all concerned with hus
bandry. The nobles and ihe peas
ants interest on farmers' loans from
the Imperial Agrarian bank are re
duced from i)i to 4 per cent and vari
ous facilities are conceded for the re
demption of debts. The peasants'
certain d -bts to the crown in arrears
of taxation are remitted.
A Murderer Skip Out.
Gcthf.ie, Ok., Nov. 27. When the
case of the territory vs. John M. Col
lins, who is charged with killing Jake
Mosier, was called in the district
court at Norman yesterday the de
fendant failed to appear, and Judge
Scott declared the bond forfeited aud
the county clerk to begin suit ae-ainst
the bondsmen who are liable for the
sum of $5,000. Collins skipped out
with a woman not his wife and left
hi family destitute.
Drnffists on the AdxIoqi Seat.
South McAlester, I. T., Nov. 2-3.
The district attorney has issued an
order to the United States marshals
to arrest all druggists and storekeep
ers in the Indian territory who sell
bitters, tonics, and patent medicines
of an intoxicating nature. This order
has created a sensation, as all drug
gists in this territory sell more or
less medicines containing alcoholic
An Oklahoma, l'ostmiiter Kitleil.
Gcthrik, Ok., Nov. 2 Word
reached the city yesterday of a fata"'
shooting affray at Black Bear. A
man named Gardner and Postmaster
L'ry of Black Bear quarreled over a
piece of land. During the alterca
tion Gardner fchot Cry m the back
with a Winchester, killing him in-aUkatJ?.
General Sehofleld't Fnioj Iiraslc as to
tha Conduct of an Orchestra.
How Conductor Sousa was taken to
task by General Schofield for his lack
of discipline is told as follow.
The last echo of one of Sousa'a
I overtures was just dying- away over
'' the sand hills south of the fair
grounds; when Gen. Schofield stepped
in front of the band and saluted the
distincruished leader. Sousa returned
the salute and sent one of his men to
escort the general up into tha band
stand. "That music was beautiful beauti
ful," exclaimed the general as he
shook Sousa's hand warmly. "I am
astonished, sir, that you get such re
sults with so little discipline."
There is nothing that Sousa prides
himself more on than being one of the
strictest disciplinarians and he was
naturally nettled at the general's
. "Why, general, my men are under
' perfect control. I'm sure they are
thoroughly drilled and I can hardly
believe that there is any lack of dis-
j cipline. I have never noticed it."
I "No, that's just it; you don't see
it," persisted the general. "1 saw it,
1 though. Do you know that as soon aa
you turn your back on one side of
your band to shake your baton at the
other those all quit playing. Of
course you don't see it, for as soon as
you turn around they begin again."
The fun in this, at the expense of
the general, lies of course in the fact
that when a section of Sousa's men
became silent as he turned to the
i other was when the music so re-
; quired. But the general looked upon
this lapse as he would look upon the
suspension of a section of his artil
lery when he turned his attention to
another part of the held.
Lti rvbodj (,tia Hiiu a YVld Berth, Yet
He showed the Vhlte Feather.
It isn't often that one finds among
the mountaineers of the Southwest a
hero of the highest type, but they
exist, and a year or so ago I met onj.
1 had been in his neighborhood for
three months, and 1 knew that he
had killed a man or two and had tbe
reputation of being the gamest man
in the mountains. He was extremely
handy with a gun, too. and everybody
gave him a wide berth whenever
there was a prospect of a row. One
uay, however, he got into difficulty
with a man from an adjoining county,
and when the shooting besran he cut
and ran like a whitehead, leaving the
field in possession of the other party.
Two days afterward I met him on the
road and we talked about the late
"I was rather surprised at the way
you acted," as mildly as I could, for
even then I had no wish to stir him
"I reckon most folks wiu," he re
plied, briefly.
"I knew they were, and they don't
understand it; neither do I."
"Well," he said, half apologetically.
"I reckon I jist run, and that was all
there wuz to hit."
"There was more than that; you
lost your reputation by it."
"Mebbe I did, colonel," and he
swallowed a lump in his throat; "but
that thar fellow had seven little
children dependin' on hira, and I
kinder had an idea jist afore I pulled
the Higher that mabbe I could git
along better without my reputation
than they could without their daddy,
so I run."
He stopped as if uncertain what to
tay next, and I took hiin by the hand
and shook it with a vigor that I
knew he appreciated by the look
that came into his eyes.
I.Ike Sweet Minlc.
"Itdoesn'thurt much to be knocked
out," said a young boxer to a crowd j
of admirers. "I guess I came as near j
going out as anybody could and not '
lose. It was when I had the go with 1
Murphy. 1 was getting the best of ,
it until the third round, when I made j
a slow duck and ha caught me on the
jaw. After the first jolt it seemed :
like goin' to sleep. I was layin' there 1
listenin' to the sweetest music you
ever heard, with bells ringin' and
lights danciu' before me, not hurt a
bit, when I heard some oue way; !
"Won't that dub ever get up?" Then ,
I remembered where I was and pulled .
up on my knees just in time to save
myself from being counted out. I :
clinched the round out and came !
back all right at the next call and
won in the sixth. But I'll never for
get the sweet music."
How oald They Kefnse?
An energetic woman, about 30years
old, for work applied at the office of
the United States rubber company, in
New York city, and was told by the
clerk to go upstairs and see the fore
man. The woman, not knowing the
way, went out into the yard, and,
seeing no other way to get up, she
tucked up her skirts and ascended
the fire escape to the fourth story.
There she opened the window and
climbed in, to the surprise of the
foreman, who waa standing near by.
The foreman, after recovering from
his embarrassment, asked her what
the wanted. The woman stated her
mission. She got the job.
Mr. Solple'9 Cockatoo.
Nasturtium Solpie, an eccentric
citizen of North New York, who goes
about with a horse and open buggy,
but never gets inside the veh.eie,
either riding on the horse or leadicg
it, has secured from a dealer in curios
a huge Chinese vase of light blue
porcelain. This now occupies the
front seat of the buggy, and out of ,it
tom"s a pole, on top of which is
chained a lartre pick and white cock
atoo. Mr. Sol pie, under the circum
stances, now attracts more notice than
ever on hie daily shopping tour.
Consumers cf chewing tokeco v.b
srewilllngto a lilikinorelki
the price cKrged for the crdiniy
trade totaccos. will find
trend superior to all ethers
A salt -well at Warsaw, N. Y., ia
1,520 feot deep aud cost $0,500.
The oldest coin known is ia the mint
collec tion a4 Philadelphia. It was coin
ed in -Egina in tho yt-ar 700 li. C -
Boldrie estimates that not less than
13,000,000 human beings have perished
in earthquakes since the beginning of
the historical era.
There are words in tho Chinese lan
guage that have as many as 40 d if fen -nt
meanings, each depending on the iuto
iialiou used iu pronouncing it.
The must-Its of a pig's snout are ex
ceedingly powerful for their size, and
thus enable the animal to turn up very
hard ground with the -utmost ease.
Arctic explorers who have found;
themselves in tho midst of an aurcrti de
scribe it as producing a cooling, prick
ly sensation and a very exhilarating
Half a pontid of dried currants in
lion of oats is said to lie f"d to the sul
tan's horses' in Egypt, iind this? is said
to be the secret of the animals' great en
durance. General Dooth of the Salvation Armv
reports that its publication. The War
Cry. has an annual circulation of 52,
000,000 copies, printed in 40 different
The blessing, of Palestine is a email
falcon, or hawk, which destroy t!
field mice. Were tho hawks exterminat
ed the human population Would be
obliged to abandon the country.
Aluminium horseshoe nails will tixt
com mend them sel ves.
Kelson, 2:00, will bo given regular
work all winter hitched to a sl itdi.
The two minute trotter is still out; of
tho possibilities of the lutlU'u.
It is proposed to have ; running fie;
meeting at Milwaukee next year.
L.ucky Baldwin says that he will
manage his own stable next season.
"Tho Thund rer" thinks thofrott-r
has ; great future opening for it in
The Harlem track has been cover -i
with a winter coat of 0 inches deep
compost and straw.
Pascal, champion ten mile trotter, is
being used on tho road by his owner,
Duke A. Burke of New Yoik city.
"They do talk of cork tracks. No
doubt the corks pulled after races would
pave many tracks," says a turf writ! r.
The horses that hold the weald's rec
ords over half mile tracks are Nelson,
2:11 3j; Maeriolif, 2:1 1,'j, and Eord
Clinton, 2:12.
Andy McDowell says he could not
drive Directly, 2:07 the champion
2-year-old pacer, better than a 2:b0 guit
without wearing racing colors.
Monroe Salisbury says that in order
to become great a horse requires thn-'t
things a grent fdre, a great darn and a
good man to develop him. A fourth
might bo added a, good manager.
Velvet hkirts: are either black or of
some dark rich shade of color.
Velvet promises to be a popular fab
ric for handsome; gowns, though irioiio.
satin and satin brocades are also used
A i'ftdevilurly pretty combination
which is very becoming to blonds is
mignonette cloth with brown velv.-t,
mignonette being that dull light giv-n
color which is: eo quiet and harmonious.
Tiie most noteworthy feature in gen
eral style is the continued popularity of
the betice, unlike the fkirt. With the
exception of the huge sleevo, which of
ten matched the skirt, the corsage is
generally in contrast to it.
The fullness of the skirt now in fash
ion is massed in the center of the back.
Elastics hold the godet plaitn iu phv-e
about half way down tho back of th
ekirt. From the kue-s all skirts flare to
the width of 4 or 5 or (5 yards.
tikirts are now much madj c;f velvet,
either velvet with, a dull face or the
newer miroir velvet, that has a
like silk, produced by cutting the vel
vet across the 11 ap, not downward, as
velvet is ordinarily cut, when woven.
Oue of the prettiest of the Paris walk
ing dresses of the period is of greuufc
cloth, the draped skirt having a band
of embroidery framed iu bands of fur
The collar and big sleeves are of gr' rial
velvet. The girdle is of Bolt, rich tatiu
New York Tribune.
Bal inesi is either hereditary or caused
by sickness, mental exhaustion, wearing
tight-fitting hat, and by over-work an i
uuubia- iiall'a Kene war will prevent .
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