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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON. D." 0- THURSDAY.. m 2. .1896.
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President Krucor lias issued an official de
nial tbat ho is unfriendly to Eiipland,and says
be Iirb not declined to visit London.
Tho examination of Dr. L. S. Jatnoson and
his fellow-prisoners who took part in tho raid
into the Transvaal, has boon adjourned until
April 2S to pivc time for the arrival in England
of witnesses from South Africa.
Tho Turkish Govcrnmontissued an appeal to
Bnssiaand Prance to protest against tho British
expedition up tho Nile as nflectiug tho Turkish
suzerainty over Egypt; tho Egyptian Debt
Commission met at Cairo and decided to ad
Tjfuco tho 500,000 necessary to meet tho or
penso of the expedition against Dongola; tho
Commission paid tho first installment of funds
needed for tho Niie expedition.
Mr. Chamberlain, Secretary of Stato for the
Colonies, announced to tho House of Com
mons Friday that there was not an atom of
foundation for tho reports of tho purchase by
Great Britain or Dttlagoa Bay, South Africa,
and an adjoining strip of tcriitory.
Tho National Liberal Federation of Great
Britain has passed a resolution of confidence
in Lord Kosobery, tho Liberal leader, aud has
denounced tho proposed expedition to Don
gola. Tho uprising of tho natives in Motabeleland
ie roportcd to bo a moro serious affair than first
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Btipposed, and tbero is danger of tiro revolt
epreading to other parts of South Africa.
TJjo Froncb. Chambor of Deputies, by a voto
of 28C to 270, indorsed tho principle of the
Government's proposal for an iucomo tax.
Sixty miners perished in tho disaster in tbo
Brunnerton mine, New Zealand.
Tho report of tho death of Hippolyto, Presi
dent of Hayti, has been confirmed.
A terric storm did considerable damage to
snipping in the English channel.
Negroes living near Columbia, O. T., bavo
imprisoned a Frenchman who has renounced
his allegiance to tbo French Govornmont, in
retaliation Tor tbe imprisonment of ex-Consul
The conference on schools botweon the Man
itoba and Dominion Commissioners was begun
in Winnipeg last week behind closed doors.
No decision has as yet been reached.
A verdict of $00,000 against Dr. William
JPlayfair was given Mrs. Arthur Kitson in a
libel suit brought in London courts. Playfair
had mado statements about Mrs. Kitson, and
groat interest was felt in the case, as it involved
tho right of an attending physician to discloso
Eccrcts revealed in professional confidence to
Tho Live Stock Sanitary Board of Now Mex
ico has quarantined Mexican cattle on account
f Texas fever.
Mexican troops are making a vigorous cam
paign against the rebellions Yaqui Indians, and
with a prospectof subduing them. In a recent
battle tho Indians wore defeated, with a loss
of 20 killed.
The Lconisls have refused the offers of peace
made by tho Nicnraguan Government. The
forces of tho latter arc said lobe running short
of ammunition, whilo the revolutionists have
The American schooner William Todd is re
ported to havo been fired on by a Spanish gun
boat off tho Isle of Pines. A Spanish officer
with a file of marines then boarded the schooner
and mado a search for contraband of war.
Nothing was found, and tho Todd was allowed
John Hayes Hammond, the American who is
charged with taking part in the Jameson raid
into tho Transvaal, has been allowed to go to
Cape Town, but his bail haB been increased to
Senor Valcra, formorly Spanish Minister to
the United Stales, is roportcd as favoring an
alliance of Spain, France, Great Britain, and
Holiaud respecting colonial affairs.
Tho Treasury Department has evidences to
fchow that tho Commodore, which recently left
Charleston, S. C. with arms and ammunition,
did not Jose hor cargo at sea as reported, but
succeeded in lauding all the war material in
The Justice Long: Case.
Editoii National Tjubdxe: As many
comrades arc imercbtcd in the outcome of
the suit now pending in the Supreme Court
of the United States hy Judge Loup, of
Michigan, against the Commisbiouer of Pen
sions, permit me to state that the editorial
reference in your last issue as to the delay
which would probably ensue by reason of
the recent order of the court directing a re
hearing before a full bench, may be misun
derstood. The Supreme Court is composed of nine
members. "When the case was argued and
fcubmitkd last January there -were but eight
Justices preseul Mr. Justice Brewer being
For reasons which counsel can only sur
miM, the court desires a rehearing, heforc a
full bench. Tbe case is set down for hear
ing on the second Monday in October, after
certain other cases alrcndi' set for that day
have been heard. It will be reached, then,
bomctime in October, and I think -we may
confidently look for a decision iu November.
I cannot see how final action can be delayed
heyond that time.
Being personally cognizant of the interest
-which Tjib National Tiiraturcbas always
taken in this cnbe. I have ventured to send
you ibiB statement. -Thos. S. Hopkins,
Attorney for Justice Long.
Cheap Kxcurhions to tho Wcbt and North-
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in Northern Wisconsin, Michigan, North
western Iowa, Wcstorn Minuesota, Nebraska,
North Dakota and South Dakota, including tho
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THE NILE ROUTE.
Principal Points or Interest Connected with
the British .Expedition.
The map indicates tho places of greatest in
terest along tbe Nile route which tho British
expedition to the Soudan will follow, and also
the most importaut positions within tholtalian
sphere of operations in Abyssinia. Tho broken
lino just south of Wady-Haifa is practically
tho southern boundary of Egypt propor, though
tho lino has never been very clearly defined.
In ascending tho river from Cairo to Now
Dongola, tho Capital of the district known as
Dongola, tho British column will travel about
1,200 miles, partly by steamer, partly by rail,
and partly on foot, with camels forming tho
There will bo 19,000 men in tho expedition,
including about 100 British officers. Whether
or not tho British intend to push on to Berber
or Omdurmau, their expedition is an actual
invasion of tho Mad hist domain. For years
tho Mahdi aud his succossor havo kept a large
force at Dongola in order to repel, if possible,
any invasion from Egypt. Tho region of which
tho town of Now Dongola is tho center is very
fertile, and if tho British capturo it they will
tliUB cut off largo food supplies from tho do
minion of tho Khalifa, and will drivo tho der
vishes out of ono of their present centers of
The attitudo of tho dervishes toward Egypt
and England has really bocu less menacing of
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late than on several occasions within tho past
few years. Wady Haifa has long been practi
cally tho most advanced post of Egpyt up
tho Nile. It is about 300 miles from WTady
Haifa to Dongola.
It remains to bo seen whether tho British,
after taking possession of Dongola, will not
move at least 300 miles farther up tho river
and establish themselves at Abu Hamed, a very
important post iu tho Khalifa's domain, com
manding, aB it does, the short, cross-country
desert route north to Korosko on tho Nile.
The two most important results of the Brit
ish expedition, so far as its purposes have been
revealed, will be to divert tbe attention of tho
Khalifa from his alleged plan to wrest Kassala
from the Italians, who took that important
center from him several years ago, and to pre
vent tho dervishes from raiding farther in tho
feitile oasis of Tokar, near tho Bed Sea, south
of Snakin. Knssala is now threatened by tho
dervishes, who arc' just a little tray from tho
town, on tho March Eiver. It will be a great
boon (o Italy if tho Khalifa withdraws his
force before Kassala and seud3 it north, in tho
hope of saving Dongola. In this event the
Italians will bo ablo to concentrate their atten
tion upon King Meuelek, in the region of Adua
and Adigrat. It was near Adua that the Ital
ians Buffered their rccsnt great defeat.
The news of tho British advance will, of
course, make a great commotion atOmdurman,
the Capital of tho Mahdist dominion. Kar
toum, tho old Capital of the Egyptian Soadan,
is now nothing but a heap of ruins, but Om
durman, on tho other side of tho Nile, is a
very largo though a poorly-built town. Ac
cording to Slatin Pasha, the population of Om
durmau is fluctuating, and somotimes as mauy
as 400,000 people are gathered there.
For St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The "North-Western Limited," sumptuously
equipped with buffet, smoking and library cars,
regular and compartment sleeping cars, and
luxurious dining cars, leaves Chicago via tho
North-Western Lino (Chicago & North-Western
E'y; at G:30 p. m. daily, and arrives at destina
tion early tho following morning. All princi
pal ticket agents sell tickets via this popular
LANCH OF THE IOWA
Miss Drake Christens the Ills Ualtleshlp at
The battleship Iowa was lanchcd from
Cramps' Shipyard, Philadelphia, Saturday.
Miss Mary Lord Drake, daughter of Gov.
Drake, hroko the bottle of champagne over tho
ship's prow aud gavo it the name Iowar- Secre
tary of the Navy Herbert, Attornoy-Geueral
Harmon, Secretary of Agriculture Morton,
Senators Allison and Gear, aud many other
Senators aud Congressmen were present.
Officially the Iowa is known aB "sea-going
battleship No. 3," distinguishing her from coast
line battleships like tho Indiana, Massachusetts
and Oregon. Sho is 300 feet long, 72 feci two
inches wide, and draws about 25 feet. Hor
freeboard for war is IU feci; normal coal sup
ply, 025 tons; total coal capacity, bunkers
filled, 1,760 ton?; maximum indicatod horse
power contract. 11,000; speed in knots contract,
1G; complement of officers and crow, 490.
Along both sides of tho ship is a section of steel
armor 14 inchos thick, backed up by 12 inches
of heavy yellow pine, and this in turn backed
by a great pKd of water-excluding material,
called cellulose. At each end of tho ruaiu deck
rise great revolving turrets mado of 14-inch
armor plates. These turrets are supported aud
revolve ineidc a burbot base"of 15-iuch armor,
and in each ono is located a pair of rifled guns,
with a bore 12 inches in diameter. These aio
the groat guns, and cau hurl accurately stcel
poiutcd shot weighing nearly 1,000 pounds a
matter of seven miles or so. From each gun
can be shot about 300 pounds of powder of a
kind that looks like hugo prismatic lumps of
ogg coal. They aro fired by electricity, and ho
nico is tho mechanism by which they aro con
trolled that they may bo almost as readily
aimed as a sporting rifle. Tlieso guns cau bo
trained over eithor side, and tho forward ones
dead ahead, or the aftor pair dead aft, thus
b weeping tho sea in any direction.
Qhe deck-houseL as it might bo called, is
really a heavy armored fortress, and at each of
its four corners are barbels of eight-inch
armor, on which turn turrets five aud one-half
inches thick. In each of these turrets is u pair
of guus of eight iuches diameter, a typo con
ceded to bo about the most effective kind and
size of guns made. They hurl lighter pro
jectiles than tho great guns, but with almost as
much force, and aro easily handled and quickly
fired. These grim monsters havo a frou rango
all around, for thoy point out far abovo the big
guus below, and neither interferes with tho
other in any way. Incidentally this ship car
ries six four-inch rifles, no mcau guus, by tbo
way, for a close fight, aud 22 rapid-fire ma-chiuc-guus.
Tho great beam of tho shin, which
must give her stability in any kind of weather,
will ouable her to fiio this tremendous battery,
entire, in any sort of sea. Tho Iowa contract
was awarded the Cramps on Feb. 11. 1693, tho
prico being $3,010,000. She is guaranteed to
speed 3G knots an hour, and for each quartor
Luot additional the builders will get 50,000.
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Abstract of the More Important Pro
ceedings of Both Houses.
Tuesday, Mahcti 24.
In the Senate, tho featnro of tho day's pro
ceedings was a speech by Senator Mills, of
Texas, who plead for Cnba. Mr. Mills favored
positive action. Tho people of Cuba, ho said,
had far greater claims on tho United States
than moro recognition of bclligoroncy. If Iro
land struck for liberty to-day the hearts of tho
American peoplo would beat iu sympathy, and
so if Poland or Uuncary asserted tho right
of liberty. But the Uuitcd States had much
closer relations to Cuba than to Ireland or Po
land or Hungary, for it was part of tho West
ern Hemisphere, over which tho Mouroo Doc
trine exteuded tho influence of this country.
In tho Honse, a wordy battlo was fonght
over Senator Hill's bill relating to tho appoint
ment of officers in tho Army or Navy from
among those who served in tho so-called South
ern Confederacy who, provious to tho outbreak
of tho war, hold commissions as officers in tho
United Stales service. Tho bill passed tho Son
ato aud was favorably reported to tho Houso by
Mr. Hull, Chairman of tho Committco on Mili
tary Affairs. It wa3 notoxpected to meet with
much opposition, as it designs to effaco tho last
memory of tho war by removing tho disability
of Confederate officers who renounced their
allegiance to tho Union in ordor to ontor tho
Confedcrato service. But tho bill, most unex
pectedly, urecipitated a debate.
The bill, which was passed by a voto practi
cally unanimous at tho closo of tho discussion,
is as follows:
An net to rcpeni Suction 1218 of tho Revised Stat
utes of tlio United States, its amended by clmpter 40
of tho laws of"lSS4, relating to appointment of offi
cers in the Army or Navvof the United Sinlcs.
lie it enacted bit the Semite and House of JVprc
eentalivcs of the Uuitcd States of America in Con
gress asccmbhd, Thnt Section 1'JlS of tlie Revised
Statutes of tho United SlHtcs, as nmended by chap
ter -1G of the InwaoflSSf, which beclion inns follows:
"No person who held n commission in Iho Army or
Navy of the United States nt tho bccinuiiiK of tho
lato rebellion, and nftcrwatds served in any opac
ity in tho military, naval, or civil service of tho so
called Confederate States, or of cither of the Stntcs
in insurrection durini; the lato rebellion, shall bo
appointed to any position in tho Army or Navy of
tho United States," be, aud the same is hereby, re
pealed. The bill was strongly opposed by Mr. Bon
telle, of Maine, who arraigned as uuwiso tho
proposed policy of tho Republicans in tho
Houso to rehabilitate tho surviving cx-Cou-fedcrato
officers who held commissions in tho
army prior to tho war.
In reporting the bill to tho Houso Mr. Hull
said that this bill would remove tho last re
striction on tho statute books against ex-Con-fedcrato
soldiers. Ho added facetiously that if
thero was another war ho was willing to allow
ex-Confederates to fight for their country aud
get shot iu his place.
" What object can bo accomplished? " asked
"Practically nothing," replied Mr. Hull, "ex
cept to romovo the old restriction in order that
in case of war those who fought for four years
to destroy tho Uuion may fight to prcscrvo
"Havo any Union soldiers protested against
this bill ?" asked Mr. Picklor.
"On tho contrary," replied Mr. Hull, "I
havo had many letters from old soldiers in
dorsing tho bill, and saying that they were glad
to bury tho last memory of the war."
Mr. Poutcllo said ho did not hold a commis
sion from tho Union soldiers, and represented
nobody but himself. But ho could sco no reason
for tho passago of this bill. The soulimout be
hind it was very beautiful, but what practical
purposo would it subserve? Was tiioro any
officer who could be commissioned under it? "
"Not that I know of," said Mr. Hull.
"Then why pass it?" asked Mr. Boutclle.
Mr. Hull admitted that tho purposo of tho
bill was iu fact largely sentimental.
Mr. Boutcllo, proceeding, declared that if no
practical purpose was to bo served its only
effect would bo to cast discredit on thoso who
enacted this law.
The bill, ho argued, was without excuse.
Tho statute it sought to repeal was proper and
right. Thoso who had been educated at tho
exppnso of the United States, aud had then
deliberately elected to turn thoir weapons
against tho Union, should never bear commis
He protested his kindly feeling for tho30 who
fought agaiust tho Union, hut insisted that it
was his dnty and right to oppose the removal
of tho distinction against thoso who had vio
lated tho sacredncss of their obligations to tboir
Hag. Ho warned gentlemen on his sido that
gentlemen on tho other faido who had engaged
in rebellion had not hesitated on that account
to support their views. ,
"Not a man on this sido voted against tho
retirement of Gon. Grant," shouted Gen.
Wheeler, of Alabama, ono of the most distin
guished of tho Confederate cavalry leaders.
"My moniory is not so short but that I re
member tho circumstances of that case per
fectly," retorted Mr. Boutcllo. Ho proceeded
to recall the circumstance?. Samuel J. Itaudall,
"a loyal man and a great Democrat," hu said,
was the author or sponsor of tho bill, aud his
colleagues on tho other side refused to tho last
to allow it to como up, insisting that a con
tested election case, designed to turn out a Ilo
publicau and put in a Democrat, had tho right
of way. "Finally," said he, "iu our diro ex
tremity, when wo feared tho great soldier
would dio before tho bill could bo passed, Mr.
Wilson, of Iowa, whoso seat was being con
tested, aroso in the closing hours of the session
and declared that if by sacrificing himself just
ice could he dono to Gen. Grant ho would
mako the sacrifice. Wilson was turned out,
and Gen. Grant, on his deathbed, was placed
on the Bctirod List."
Mr. Boutello, called attention to tho con
dition of affairs iu tho South, which had
brought 30 contested election cases into tho
House becauso tho right to voto was persist
ently and systematically withheld over a largo
portion of tho territory of the United States.
"Does that show a condition of affairs that
woman never really
knows the ineaninpr
of happiness and
content until she
is the mother of
a healthy, happy
child. She never
reaches the full de
gree of womanly de
velopment until she
lias felt the jrieasing
maternity. All this
happiness may be
marred or inay be
turned into misery
if the child is not a
healthy child. The
health of the child depends on the health
of the mother, both before and after birth.
Heredity is strong, and it is every woman's
duty to pivc her children the best possible
chance in life. Nothing that she could pos
sibly give them can be as valuable as health.
Wealth cannot be enjoyed without health.
Nothing- can be enjoyed without health.
Health is life. People who are not healthy
arc only half alive. The child who starts
out with a robust body and vigorous, virile
health, has everything- to be thankful for
aud nothing to be afraid of. You cannot
expect such a child to spring- from a weak
and sickly mother. Most all of woman's
weakness aud particularly the weakness
that most strongly influences the health of
children, comes from some derangement or
disease of the distinctly feminine organs.
All such trouble is as unnecessary as it is
terribly distressing-. Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription will cure all troubles of this
nature. There is no guess-work about this
statement, and there is no qualification.
The " Favorite Prescription " should be
used promptly and persistently until the
6ymptoms entirely disappear. In every
case, it restores perfect health and strength
and assists in the healthful and regular per
formances of all the natural functions. The
"Favorite Prescription" should be taken
regularly bj everfwoman during the entire
period of gestation. It gives strength to
nil the organs involved, lessens the pains
end danger of childbirth and insures the
health of both mother and child.
If you care to know all about the "Favorite
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copy of Dr. Tierce's Common Sense Medical
Adviser 1008 pages, profusely illustrated.
Address. World's Dispensary Medical Assoaa
Uou, No. 663 Main Street, Duflttlo, N. Y.
in ripping rip:tho legislation of tho
tsked. wIs it light thing for man
war?" ho asked
to take an oath to support thoir country and
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bucu uiun trUUl. OTTWIUa'artlilOV .V.
To show tbat tho Southstill bold her animus
against tho North, Mr. Boutello said that in at
least one State in tho South Union soldiers
wero discriminated against in tho matter of
Mr. Wilson, of South Carolina, sought to de
fend this statement, but was, temporarily at
least, downed by Mr. Boutello. At length Mr.
Wilson found tho objectionablo provision in
the South Carolina Constitution rofcrrcd to by
Mr. Boutollc, and said:
"It applied to the poll-tax, and not to road
duty. The poll-tax from which ox-Confcd-crates
over 50 years woro relieved was $1.
" Why woro not tho Union soldiers oxomptod
from tho payment of that tax?" asked Mr.
" Win? wnw nnf. thn TTiiinn nnlrHnri nnnsionod
by South Carolina?" said Mr. Wilson, replying
with a question. "Tho discrimination in
favor of ex-Confederates was simply a gra
tuity." Mr. Qrovesnor then got tho floor. If it had
been loft to him, ho said, ho would not havo in
troduced tho resolution, but.boing brought up,
ho would voto for it. Ho didn't care, ho said,
what tho South Carolina Constitution con
tained. That Constitution, perhaps, had boon
mado without reference to that of tho United
States; possibly it was made moro as a protest
against it than in conformity with it. South
Carolina had sowed tho dragon's tooth, and
thoy would riso up to crush it in thafuture.
Hu would go a long way to aid mou wTiom ho
had met at tho front; much farther than ho
would to aid those who had stopped behind to
howl aud hiss at thoso who wero boariug tho
brunt of tho battlo.
"Now as to tho challenge of tho gcntloman
from Maine," said ho.
"I challcngo nobody," interjected Mr. Bou
tcllo. "I am not representing any candidato
for President on this floor."
"Nor I," said Gon. Grosvonor. Mr. Bou
tello's insinuation, ho said, was not manly
politics, and ho refused to respond in kind.
Continuing, he said ho would voto for any bill
that mado possible a higher degree of loyalty
for every man who served tho Confederacy.
Applauso on the Democratic sido. " The timo
has come, said ho, it lias come, when wo need
unity on both sides of Mason and Dixon's
"I am as partisan as any man should bo, but
when tho rebel soldiers como to mo and ask
thatsomo littlo discrimination bo taken away,
1 will voto to tako it away."
"Who brought forward this bill?" asked
"Did any cx-Coufederatoask for it?"
"If they had," replied Gon. Grosvonor, "I
should not havo been so much disposed to giro
it to them as I am." Ho concluded with a
glowing trihuto to Gen. Grant's gonorosity
toward the vanquished, and said that ho wanted
to seo tho Uuion so firmly re-established that
tho gates of rebellious hell would not avail
Then Mr. Pickler spoko in favor of tho bill.
Ho called attention to the fact that tho law had
been repealed which prohibited all ex-Confed-oratcs
from receiving pensions for sorvices in
"I voted against repealing that law," said
Mr. Picklor continued that ho conceded to
tho men of the South the samo bravery, de
termination, and resolution hold bj' tho North,
and it should bo consolation enough for thoso
opposing tho bill that it would always ho said
tho North was right and tho South wrong.
After furthor dehato tho bill was passed.
Wednesday, Mxitcn 25.
In tho Senate, Air. Sherman presented a
favorablo report on tho resolution authorizing
ex-President Bonjamin Harrison to accopt
decorations conferred 011 him by Brazil and
Spain while ho was President. Mr. Sherman
asked immediate action.
"Lot that resolution go over," interposod
Mr. Allen (Nob., P.). This objection was suffi
cient to prevent immodinto action.
Mr. Piatt offered tho following resolution:
Jlcsolvtd by (he Senate and Ut,use of J'epresenla
lives. I'll ut Iho President of tbo Senate and tlio
Speaker of tho House of Representatives be
authorized to closo the prevent tension Uy ml
jonrniii tboir respective Houses on tlio 2U day
of May ut 2 o'clock p. in.
Without comment tho resolution was re
ferred to tho Committco on Appropriations,
and tlio Scuato turned to tho consideration of
tho Legislative appropriation bill.
In the nouso, tho Naval appropriation bill
was considered. Mr. Boutclle, tho Chairman
of tho Committee, mado a general statement
in explanation of tho rovisions of tho bill, in
tho course of which ho spoko iu eloquent terms
of tlio now Navy.
In reply to a question from Mr. Dingley, Mr.
Boutollo explained that about $9,000,000 was'
carried by the bill for the increase in tho Navy
already authorized, and $3,25G,000 for work on
tho four now battleships and 15 torpedo-boats
authorized in tho bill. The two battleships
being constructed at Newport News would cost
each $2,225,000 for hull and machinery, $G00,
000 for armor, and $2,000,000 for armaniont.
Assuming that would be tho cost of tho four
new battleships authorized by tho bill, they
would cost about $M,000,000, and tho incrcaso
in tho Navy authorized by the bill would cost
for completion about $35,000,000.
Thursday, Map.cii 2G.
In tho Senate, tho Legislative hill occupied
tho session, aud tho Committee on Territories
also reported favorably on tho bill admitting
Arizona to Statehood.
In tho Houso, tbo Navnl appropriation bill
was again taken up, aud finally passed practi
cally as roportoJ.
FiupAY. March. 27.
In tho Sonato, tho Legislative appropriation
bill was passed, after an acrimonious debato
over tho provision to change the dato of meet
ing of tho Legislaturo of Now Mexico from
next December to May, lfc97. Senator Hill
denounced it as a contemptible political trick.
Ho said tho present Legislature, which was
democratic, would meet in Ducemhor. But it
was attempted by this amendmout to put off
tho meeting of iho Legislature until May, iu
hope that a Republican President might bo
inaguratcd iu tho moan timo. Tho provision
was finally strickcu out. .
In tho House, tho Sundry Civil bill was not
taken up, and it is understood that tho refusal
of u majority of tho members to bo governed
by tho action of tho leaders was 'duo iu a largo
degree to tho denuded condition in which tho
Sundry Civil bill wa3 roportcd from tho com
mittee. Instead of providing for tho appropria
tions in the usual way and for the usual period,
the measure makes appropriation iu tho ma
jority of cases only for eight mouths.
Monday, MAncii 30.
In tho Semite, n bill was passed directing tbo
Secretary of War to proparo a roll of telegraph
operators who served not lees than 00 days in
tho military telegraphic service during tho
civil war, and to issso to each a certificate of
honorablo service. Tho bill has a proviso that
it is not to be construed toward carrying a pen
sion, bounty, or liko emolument. Boutiuo
matters aud Executivo session took up the rest
of tho day.
In tho House, tho Sundry Civil bill was con
sidered. Mr. Sayors declared tho -bill was a falso pro
tenso on its face. It purported to provide for
tho sundry civil expenses for tlio fiscal year
ending Juno .'50, 1807, whorous it was admitted
that in all contract work' tho appropriations
did not extend boyond March 3, 1807. Tlio
bill was not finished.
Affairs in Cuba.
The Autonomist party will tako no part in
tho coming general elections. During tho
week thero has been much lighting, hut no
battle of great importance has taken place.
Tho insurgents havo burned a number of plan
tations in tho Province of Matanzas, and otliors
near Havana. Maximo Gomez is said to havo
crossed into tho Province of Santa Clara with
GOO followers. Another attempt has beon
mado to cross tho military lino, aud is reported
by tho Spanish to havo been unsuccessful.
Maceo is being pursued by tho Spanish col
umn. Enriquo Aloman, au insurgent leader,
has been shot by order of Gen. Woylor. The
rumor that Gon. .Woylor is to bo recalled is
suiil to bo without foundation. Tho caso of
Walter Grant Dygorfc, tho Amorican citizon
held on tho chargo of aiding the insurgents, is
now boiug investigated.
The Remarkable Story and Affidavit of Doctor Lewfe- Blundin, of the
28th Penna. Volunteers.
Afflicted with ParaJysis for Twenty-five
Foremost Physicians of the
A CASE OFWORLD WIDE INTEREST.
From the Philadelphia Times.
In all tho history of medical scienco thero is
recorded no greater triumph of medicines than
tho ono herewith reported. Lewis D. Blundin,
of 152 Bringhurst Street, Gcrmantown, Pa., has
beon a Sufleror from paralysis and kindred
troubles for twenty-five years, and although iu
that timo ho has beon pronounced incurable by
at least two physicians, ho is to-day on a fair
road to complete recovery.
A reporter called on Mr. Blundin at his homo
and was cordially ushorcd in. Ho found Mr.
Blundin seated in tho front room in a cozy,
old-fashioned arm chair, whilo an invalid
chair, whoso days of usefulness had passed,
stood gloomily iu tho background. For a man
who, for a quartor of a century, has beon com
pletely paralyzed from tho hips to tho toes, Mr.
Blundin was remarkably cheerful. Ho was
moro than that. Ho was healthy looking.
It was not a difficult mattor to induce him to
talk of his caso. On the contrary, ho wa3 anx
ious to aid his fellow sufferers by a recital of
thcwondorful manner in which his relief was
brought about. His aged mother, whoso next
birthday will bring hor into tho last decade of
a century, sat quietly rocking herself and nod
ding approval as hor son proceeded.
"I may not interest you or tho readers,"
said he, "hut in order to fully understand the
gravity of my case, I must begin at tho begin
ning. "I was born at Bridgewator, Penna., in 1841,
and 20 years lator entered tho army, sorving as
private, sergeant and hospital steward in Com
pany C, Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Volun
teers. My sorvico was active, and it wa3 whilo
in Georgia that tho first seeds wero bowii for
the aflliotion which has mado tho latter part of
my lifo useless. It began with an attack of
typhoid fever, which left mo weak and a ready
victim for fnturo disease. My kidneys wero
then affected, aud this finally dcvoloped into
spinal trouble- which lasted through my army
service. In 18GG I wa3 mustered out with an
honorablo discharge, and ontorcd tho Jefferson
Medical Collcgo in Philadelphia as a student.
I graduated two years lator with a diploma,
but did not practico any. In tho mean timo
my health was not very good. At that timo I
was living in Manayunk. During my course
of Btudy at tho Jefferson Medical College, I
noticed an unpleasant stinging sensation in the
left limb which annoyed mo greatly at times,
and which, from IH7 medical knowlcdgo, I
attributed to a sort of stagnation of tho blood.
Occasionally, whon walking, this limb would
becomo suddenly powerless, and, giving away
at tho kneo, I would tottor and only regain my
balance after a struggle. Theso relaxations
woro frequout. Ono day, after I had gradu
ated, I was lying on a sofa at my home in
Manayunk, whon I felt a cold sensation in my
lower limb3 as though tho blood had suddenly
loft them. When I tried to move them I was
horrified at the discovery that I was paralyzed
from ray hips to my toes. Tho paralysis was
complete, and a pin or a pinch of the flesh
caused no paiu. I could not movo a inusclo.
I called in Dr. William C. Todd, of Philadel
phia. Ho made a careful and exhaustivo ex
amination of my case, sounding and testing,
and finally nunounced that my troublo was
caused by inflammation of tho spinal cord. He
told my mother that recovory in cases where
Thoro will bo a graud Reunion on tho Shiloh
battlefield of tlio survivors of that battlo ou
May 30, Memorial Day. Prominent spcakors
from tho North and South will delivor ad
dresses. Ono featuro of tho program will bo
the dedication of a monument by tho members
of tho 9th 111. at tho National Cometory in
honor of their fallen comrades, that regiment
having lost 3G5 meu in killed and wounded iu
the battle. Reduced rates will bo given ou the
railroad and steamboat lines. For particulars,
address Col. E. T. Leo, Secretary, Shiloh Bat
tlefield Association, Mouticollo, 111.
On tho Crest of tlio Alloghcnics.
To thoso contemplating a trip to the mount
ains in search of health or pleasuro, Doer Park,
on tho crest of tho Allegheny Mountains, 3,000
feet abovo tho sea levol, offers such varied at
tractions as a delightful atmosphero during
both day and night, pure water, smooth, wind
ing roads through tho mountains aud valleys,
and tho most picturesque scouery iu the Alle
gheny rauce. Tho hotel is equipped with all
adjuncts conducive to the entertainment, pleas
ure aud comfort of its guests.
Thero aro also a number of furnished cottages
with facilities for housekeeping.
Tho houses aud grounds aro supplied with
absolutely puro water, piped from tho celebrated
"Boiling Spring," and aro lighted with elec
tricity. Deer Park is on tho main lino of tho
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and has the advan
tages of its splendid Vostibuled Limited- Ex
press trains between tho East and West. Sea
son excursion tickets, good for return passago
until Oct. 31, will be placed on sale at greatly
reduced rates at all principal ticket offices
throughout tho country.
Tho season at Deer Park commonccs Juno
For full information a3 to rates, rooms, etc.,
address Gcorgo D. DeShiolds, Manager, Deer
Park, Garrott Co., Md.
Gon. Mandcrson has formally denied tho re
port that ho would bo Socrotary of War if Mc
Kinloy is tho noxt Presidout, and that this was
tho prico of his prcsout silence in Nebraska.
Tears Pronounced Incnraole by the
World Cured at Last by a
of Medical Science,
tho symptoms woro so pronounced were rare,
and ho announced to mo that I would never
rccovor. I asked him for a candid statoment
of tho fact3 of my case, and ho told me I wonld
likoly havo another stroke of paralysis. 'If
you have three strokes said he, 'you will not
live twonty-four hours.' l'vohad fivo now and
I am far from being a dead man, am I not?"
Mr. Blundin drew his chair closer to the table
as ho asked this question, and tho cheerful
smiio and brightness of hi'3 eyes predicted a
much longor lifo than Dr. Todd had pro
phesied. "I did not despond," continued Mr. Blun
din, "at theso gloomy forebodings, for I know
raoroshocks wero bound to como, butl hastoncd
to consult othor medical authority. Dr. I. W.
Gross and Dr. Pancoast, of Philadelphia, ex
amined mo, and whilo their assurances for a
longer Ieaso of lifo woro moro cheerful, they
could do nothing for mo. Dr. Gross then occu
pied tho chair at tho Jefforson College. I
bcliovo that my caso was then beyond all
medical skill as far as practitioners wero con
cerned, and, whilo thoy did all thoy could to
rolievo me, they wero powerles3 from ascien-
tinc standpoint. Then I called in Dr. More
house, of Philadelphia. After making a
thorough examination of my case he said that
no amount of medicine would ever prove of
the slightest benefit to me. Ho rofuaed to ad
minister medicines, and placed mo under elec
trical treatment, After a continuous course of
electricity, from which I derived no benefit,
he applied a system of hot and cold douches to
tho spino and severe whipping of tho spino
with switches, in order to rcauscitato tho stag
nant blood. It wa3 the samo old story, how
over. Nothing appeared to do mo any good.
Then camo a magnetic doctor, who professed
to euro by laying on of tho hands. I consulted
him, and he thought he could euro mo. Ho
charged five dollars a visit. Af tersoveral seances
with him I found a number of sores resembling
carbunclos, orblind boils, breaking out all over
my arms. Ho said it was the impurities in my
blood coming to thesurfaco; but I know better
than that, for whon I would open them I ex
tracted quantities of matter tbat lookod like
milk curds. Had they been boils or carbuncles
tho extraction would havo been a pus. He
didn't do mo any good, so I let him go.
After that I contented myself with a pair of
crutches and an invalid's chair. I was able to
hobblo around for a very short distance by
moans of the former until I was taken with an
attack of grippo about three years ago. That
sottled me. After I had recovered from the
grippo I could not ovon uso tho crutches.
"Ono day last September I bought a box of
corn salvo, and, being accustomed to reading
all matter pertaining to tbe cure of any or all
diseases, I glanced at the circular wrapped
around the box. It was tho testimonial of a
man in Now York Stato who had beon cured
by tho uso of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Palo
People. His symptoms and mine were identi
cal, and I thought over the mattor for a long
time. I had tried a lot of 'patent mediciuo'
without any beneficial results, aud I thought
they wero all alike, but I decided to give the
Pink Pills a chanco. I sent for ono box. and
although I had but little faith I followed tbo
directions carefully, and in a few days began
Old Fort Itunyon.
Tho death of Gen. Theodore Rnnyon,
American Ambassador to Berlin, brought hack
to the soldiers located in and ahoufc Wash
ington early in the war memories of Fort
Rnnyon, bnilt under the direction of the late
Ambassador. He had command of a New
Jersey brigade, and his first important work
was to construct Fort Rnnyon, an extensive
earthwork about half a mile from the Virginia
eiulpf the "Long Bridge," at Washington.
Signs of the old fort still remain; the railroad
from Washington to Alexandria runs through
it. The young General was very proud of
his achievement. Past this fort rodo all the
distinguished men of civil and military life
who were in and about Washington during
those days of trouble. Lincoln visited it sev
WOBK OF TILE
Certificates Issued Darin;; tlio
a rtny 1 nvwl id
Army Invalid, act Juno 27, 1830.
Army Widow, etc.-
Army Widow, etc, act June 'J7. 1890.
Navy Invalid, act June 37, 1390
fnYy Widow, ctc.M. ................ .
Navy Widow, act Juno 27, 1800.
Army Nurse ,
Old War Invalid.
niil War Widow,...
Indian Wars Survivor
India" wars wiuow
Mexican War Survivor
Mexican War viuow.......M...........
Act June 37, 1890, with other claims.
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to oxporianco tho first symptoms of relief. I
had always beon troubled with a sort of vortizo
aftor my first stroke of paralysis, to such au ox
tent that when I got out of my bed my head,
would swim and I bad difficulty in saving my
self from falling. My appctito was bad, diges
tlvo organs ruined and no anaimilation of food.
In addition to my many other ailmonts, rheu
matism hold a prominontplaco. By tho tima I
had finished tho first box of Pink Pills I iraM
comparatively free from theso minor ilia. My
appetito returned, tho digestive organs gob
down to their daily grind and the rheumatism
disappeared. I was much encouraged, and im
mediately sent for a half-a'dozcn boxo3 of th
Pink Pills. Belief followed noon relief with
astonishing rapidity. First one ail would dis
appear, then anothor, until tho pill? got to work:
upon tho foundation stones of my trouble-
paralysis. I felt a senso of exhilarition, and
tho genoral effect wa3 bcnefical, becoming moro
so each day. Noting this fact, I increased tho
doao from ono to two pills aftor each meal for s
fow days. Before I had taken tho six boxes of
pilh; I w3 sitting in my chair ono afternoon,
when I felt a curious sonsation in my loft foot.
Upon Invcstigatiou I found it had flexed, or, ia
othor words, became movablo, and I con Id mova
it. From that timo on my improvemont wan
steady, and it was not long before I was walk
ing around on crntchc3 with littlo or no dis
comfort. It was threo year3 bofore taking tho
Pink Pills that I had beon ablo to use tha
crutches at any timo. My hoalth is daily im
proving, and they havo dono mo moro good
man an trio doctors and all tho medicines in
the country, and as thoy aro not costly I can
easily afford the treatment."
Mr. Blundin tells of another romarkablo euro
effected by tho uso of Pink PBI3. One of hia
comrades in tho army was Lowi3 J. Allen, of
Battlo Creek, Michigan, who has been a suf
ferer from rheumatism nearly all hi3 life. Mr.
Allen 13 a grandson of Ethan Allen, of Revolu
tionary fame. "I know," said Mr. Blundin,
"that Mr. Allen conld not lift his arni3 to hi3
head, or even his hands to hi3 mouth, becauso
of chronic rheumatism. Ho read in a Detroit
paper of tho wonderful euro mado by Pink:
Pills, and bought a box. His euro was sudden
and complete. Knowing that I was a sufferer
from rheumatism, along with my othor 1II3, ho
wroto mo about his recovory, and advised mo
to try them. I was then using them. Ho said
ho had porfect control of his arms and hands,
and could uso them froely without experiencing
any pain. He added that as a euro for rheuma
tism tho Pills wero tho mo3t completo in tho
world. My caso alono proves that. I just;
want to say that if any porson will call or sond
a letter, I will cheerfully give tbom tho benefit:
of my experience with Pink Pills, and recom
mend them a3 an unfailing remedy for all cases
liko mine, for I am confident that my greatly
benefited condition is duo sololy to tho use of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Palo People."
Mr. Blundin ha3 spent thousands of dollars
with various doctors in his attempt to recoivo
tho euro offected by nineteon boxes of Pink
Pills, which cost him $9.50. Of his own voli
tion Mr. Blundin made tho following affidavit
as to tho truth of the abovo story:
Hulmevixle, Bucks Cotsty, Pa.,
May 15, 1893.
Personally appeared before mo Lewia D.
Blundin, who being duly sworn, stated thai
tho abovo statoment was true.
Signed Lewis D. Blundijt.
Cakolijje Keek, Witness.
Geoeoe HoRysoN, Justice of the Peace.
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eral times while it was in process of construc
tion. Lincoln, Cameron, Chase, Bates and
Seward were saluted by Fort Runyon's heavy
guns on the occasion of their visit to Ball's
Crossroads to witness a review of McCMlan'i
army in November, 1S61.
Tho Story of Cnba.'
New York Press."
The latest addition of The National
Tkibuxe Library is "The Story of Cnba,"
by Byron Andrews. It recitea the early
history of the island, its resources and present
condition. An interesting feature is art
account of the visit of Gen. Grant in 1880.
It is profusely illustrated and one of tho
most valuable of the series.
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