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MAURI CE ERNEST FLEScmhe Hay tia
Minister to France was a passer by
the steamship Prins Willem III, which
arrived in New York from Haytian
^THERE are a few^old toll bridges in
Maine which still perpetua te a curious
law. They have signs proclaiming
that all persons save "paupers, In
dians and clergymen" must pay toll
ELLISTOIT M. DANIE LS has purchased
of William March, ot Philadelphia,
the home of the late General Hartranft
and the ground adjoining for about
$25,000. Eleven dwellings will be
erected on the site.
THE invention now known ao "bleez-
ine," the mode of varnishing pottery
with a thin film of glass, is believed to
date back to the first Egyptian dyn
asty. Proof of this is found in the
potte ry beads, glass-glazed, found in
the tombs of the age above referred
some statistics recently pub
lished it appears that, in five years of
life betwetn the ages of 2 0 and 25 the
mortality of unmarried men is 1,174
in 100,000, and of married men only
759. From 2 5 to 50 the numbers re
spectively are 1,369 and 865.
DIVE RS who helped to lay the foun
dation of the great Eads bridge found
that while they were under a pressu re
of tour "atmospheres," or 6 0 pounds
to the square inch, the ticking of a
watch was absolutely painful to the
ear. They also found it impossible to
O N metal rails a horse can draw
one and two-third times as much as
on asphalt pavement three and one
thi rd times as much as on good Bel
gian blocks five times as much as on
good cobble stone 2 0 times as much
as on an earth road4 0 times as
much as on sand.
THE Duke of Edinburgh is one of the
richest members of the royal family,
and can make a sovereign go much
further than his venerable mother
has been able to do I is said of him
that he never parts with a shilling
which he wouldn't recognize if he come
across it years afterwards.
GENERAL AD AM BADEAU is still up
on earth and in Washington, carry
ing arou nd with him a patent in which
there are millions of prospective pro
fits, and judging from his smart and
dapper appearance he is as sanguine
and hopeful as "Colonel Sellers"could
have been in his happiest moments.
ALBERT BIERSTADT is at Watlin Isl
and, in the Bahamas, getting sketches
of the locality where Columbus is sup
posed to have first landed. From
these sketches he will obtain the back
ground for the historical picture which
he proposes to place in the Chicago
THE Saturday Review has been con
trasting the American and English
journal, somewhat to the disadvan]J
tage of the latter, which is an entirely
new ta sk for a publication on the
Isle of Extreme Effrontery. Having
grown tough in the way of earning
British displeasure, however, the
American journal is indifferent to
praise or blame from that quarter.
No wonder that the Tories tell Can
dians that the United States is deter
mined to cripple dominion indus
tries when we hear ta lk af a military
post on Rainy Lake river, where the
poachers gobble American pine. I is
an unfriendly act to watch the lum
bermen from over the border. I
shows suspicion and lack of brotherly
TAKING the whole of the married
men and the whole of the unmarried
men from the age of twenty to the
close of life it is computed that the
lives of the former average 59% years,
while those of the latt er average only
4 0 yearsa difference of 19^ yea rs in
favor of married men that is, mar
riage increases the average duration
of man's life by one-half lacking six
THE Grand Duke of Hesse, the
Queen's son-in-law, who was reported
tabe dying, made a sensation in 1884
by marrying Mme. Kalomine, the
beautiful divorced wife of a Russian
Secretary of Legation stationed at
the Hessian capftol. Two months
afterward the marriage was dissolved
by divorce, and Mme Kalomi ne was
ciiated Countess vo Romro d, receiv
ing also a gift of $100,000 and the
assurance of an annual pension of
AROUND THE GLOBE.
A Record of the Week's Happenings
That are Now Part ofthe World's
The More Important Foreign and
Domestic Events Arranged for
THE postoffice building bill p&sses the
THE river and harbor bill will probably
appropriate $500,000 for a deep water chan
nel between the great lakes,
A RUMOB comes from Valaparaiso that
Mr. Egan will resign, but this is denied in
THE house committee on territories has
finished the consideration of the Arizona
statehood bill and has decided to report it
favorably to the house in amended lorm.
THE revenue cutters Corwin, Bear, Rush
and Albatross, now at San Faancisco, have
been ordered to police Behring ssa during
the coming season in conjunction with
United States men-of-war.
SecKETARY ELKINS has issued a general
order for the establishment at Ft. Riley,
Kan,, of a school of instruction for drill
and practice for cavalry and light artillery.
IT is said at the state department that tho
Franco-American treaty, signed at Paris
by President Carnot is for a limited com
mercial reciprocity, the details of which are
as yet unknown at the department, it hav
ing been almost solely negotiated by Unit
ed States Minister Reid.
Mrs. Nevins-Blaine decides not to pub
lish her ex-husbands love letters.
Prof. Steenberg, the eminent specialist in
mental diseases, died in Copenhagen re
MAX STR\KOSCH, the famous musical
comuoser, died in New York recently of
IN the cathedral at Agram, Austria,
Bishop Gasparltzch was stricken with
during the services. There is no
ope of recoyery.
MRS. MARGARET E. DAYTON, widow of the
late William E Dayton, who was on the
Republican presidential ticket of Fremont
and Dayton, died at Trenton, N. Y. at the
age of eighty-one years.
Nicholas Crouch, the author of "Kath
leen Mavourneen" and other popular and
famous songs, is dying at his home in Bal
timore. He is eighty-four years of age.
His mind occasionally wanders and he
hums the old songs.
Many buildings were burned at Danbury,
Conn. The loss is about $100,000.
The mills and elevators of the Sergeant
Milling company at Joplin, Mo., have
been burned. Loss, $150,000: insurance,
The damage caused by floods in the South
is more extensive than was at first suppos
ed. On almost every railway traffic is in
terrupted, many towns being isolated.
In St. Louis, Henry Keiser, Frank Conn
and Hugh Duffy were instantly killed in
Rohan Bros.' boiler shop by being caught
under an elevatoj. Two boys were danger
The Spanish steamer Navarro, from Bos
ton, Feb. 17, for London, had on board
fourteen cattlemen who one night went to
bed in the forecastle after having lighted a
fire in the stove. The next morning seven
were discovered to have been suffocated.
SINS AND SINNERS.
A FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD colored girl is lynch
ed Louisiana for poisoning nine persons.
A MEXICAN mine manager is robbed of
$10,000 by bandits, who kill one of the
guards and wound another.
J. MESSIGLIA and his ten-year-old son
were murdered by unknown parties in
their store at Yazoo, Miss.
JAMES TAYLOR, a ranchman from Taylor
ville, Cal., was arrested in New York
charged with robbing his bride of $800 and
deserting her at Niagara Falls.
BURNETT LEWIS, a Boston bookseller, has
been arrested on the charge of selling ob
scene literature. Bocaccio's "Decameron"
is the book he sold.
DR. JAMES A. DURHAM, a Baptist mission
ary, has been found guilty of heresy by a
council 6f ministers at Benton, 111., be
cause he is a convert to the doctrine of
sanctification, or "sinless periection."
EDWARD MCKEOWN, dry goods merchant
of Toronto, who recently made an assign
ment for the benefit of his creditors, has
been arrested on a charge of embezzlement,
preferred by Montreal creditors, and taken
to that city.
AN Italian fisherman, S. Camilla, had a
uarrel a fellow fisherman named
who belonged to the Mafia.
Camilla shot Cicerillo, at their place on
Roe island, in Sacramento river, and then
coolly towed the body down to the coron
er of Benicia, who paid him $5 for the
body and took his deposition in regard to
A REVOLT in the province of Catamarca,
Argentine Republic is reported.
A RECEIVER is appointed for Murietta &
Co., the London bankers.
POPE LEO writes a letter approving the
world's fair project.
MARQUIS DE MORES, the ex-rancher of Da
kota, fights a duel in France, injuring his
A NEW cabinet has been formed in Chile,
with Juan Castellon as minister of foreign
IN the parliamentary election in the
Kirkaldy district, Englandi, Daizell, the
Gladstonian candidate, won.
HE death rate at Rio Janeiro is over
thirty a day. The stories about hospital,
treatment in Santos are terrible.
GREVT distress prevails among the work
ing classes in Lisbon, and the situation
grows worse daily.
THE legislature of New South Wales has
approved a bill of settlement of labor dis
putes by courts of arbitration.
COAL shipments from the Tyne are at a
stand-still in consequence of the miners'
holiday. Forty coal steamers are lying at
the docks there unable to get cargoes.
The turbulent condition of political af
fairs at Quito, the capital of Ecuador, has
culminated in a riotous demonstration in
which the German charge d'affaires, A.
Hermann, was set upon by a mob and seri
THE Portuguese government has author
ized the Bank of Portugal to increase its
note circulation to $60,000,000, mor# than
four times the amountof the bank's capital.
The present note circulation amounts to
PATRICK O'BRIEN, Parnellite member for
North Monaghan, introduued a bill in par-
liament to amend the Catholic relief act ia
order to remove the disabilities of Catholics
in England and Ireland imposed by the
IN the French chamber oi deputies, M.
Picard, minister of justice and public wor
ship, introduced a bill introducing a clause
in the penal code making the wilful des
truction of property by means of explosives
punishable with death.
The Rio News says: According to pri
vate accounts from Santos the situation in
that city has become indescriable. The
authorities are clearly* incompetent to
grapple with the epidemic there, and the
assistanco from private sources is totally in
The Pacific steamer Colina, which left
San Francisco February 18, went ashore in
a fog near La Union, San Salvador, on the
west coast of the Gulf of Fonesca. She is a
screw steamer of 2,144 tons, and is com
manded by Capt. Austin. No loss of life
has been reported.
A band of twenty armed men made an
attempt to raid Almogro, a city of New
Castile. The gendarmes were on the alert,
however, and in a short time they hurried
to the bcene ot the trouble and attacked
the raiders. The latter lied, and, so far as
known, have not been captured, but the
gendarmes are in hot pursuit.
HE Baltimore & Ohio Railroad com
pany gets control of the Richmond Ter
THE Iowa senate has passed a bill com
pelling all railway companies to use union
depots in cities where two or more rail
The governor of New York has nomi
nated Alfred C. Chapin, ex-mayor of
Brooklyn and now a member of congress,
as railroad commissioner in place of Isaac
Baker. The latter is a Republican. The
nomination was confirmed by the senate.
INFORMATION has been received at Kansas
City to the effect that the Burlington has
determined to complete its line from Bogan
to a point on the Hannibal & St. Joe north
of Liberty, a distance of sixty miles, at
once. This will give the Burlington fifty
miles the shortest line to Chicago.
A LARGE portion of the striking English
miners decide to resume work.
THE conductors and trainmen on the
Western division of the Canadian Pacific
begin their strike.
HE prospect is fairly good for a general
btrike among the wage earners of Chicago
this spring. Meetings are being held night
ly. A. big demonstration has already been
planned for May 1. And each day sees ar
rive from the East a number of agitators,
each with a plan for the uplifting of the
down-trodden working man." The men are
much better organized than at the time ot
the strikers oi last year.
The New York's uniform will be ot Yale
gray, with black stockings, caps, belts and
President Byrne says Tom Daly got
$5,000 a year for two years, was disabled all
last season, and ought now to be satisfied
with a reasonable salary.
Louis ROGERS BROWNING is going to Hot
Springs. The gladiator still declares that
he wants $3,000 in good coin. He will get
it when Apollinaris is made the national
drink in Kentucky.
CUB STRICKEB will be in demand before
the season is far advanced. As an infielder
and abase runner he has no superior in the
position and a more earnest player for the
side does not exist.
SOME of the players now relegated to the
rear will be in demand in the big league
before June, because the season will bring
with it the inevitable crop of failures, acci
dents and breakdowns. So even players
without engagements would do well to
keep themselves in condition all the time
to accept immediately a call.
ANSON is the only player who has been a
member of a National League club through
each of its 16 years oi existence. In this
time he played in 1,582 games, went 6,941
times to bat, made 2,252 base hits, besides
some more which the scorers robbed him
of, and secured a general batting average ot
344 per cent.
COLORADO coal companies are considering
a plan to unite under one management.
ARCHBISHOP IRELAND is interviewed in
Rome regarding Catholic church affairs.
THE government is after more trusts, in
cluding the dressed beef combine and the
BISHOP BEFn of Carthagena, Columbia,
send a bell 788 years old for ex
ibition world's fair.
PROCEEDS of the new Bell Telephone stock
will, it is understood, be used for the exten
sion of the long distance service, and other
THE Catholic Knights of America are be
coming impatient ovr the delay of the su
preme officers in settling with the default
ing treasurer, M. J. O'Brien.
HE liabilities of William J. Knowlton,
dealer in diamonds, etc., 168 Tremont
street Boston, are found to be about $176,-
000, including $74,400 secured by merchan
dise and collateral.
IT is officially stated that the dominion
government has no intention to arrange a
reciprocity of copyright between Canada
and the United States, on the ground that
no necessity exists for such an act.
JAY GOULD is said to be negotiating with
the Mexican government for the purchase
ofthe famous Chapultepec castle for a win
ter residence, and has offered $7,000,000 for
AT Chattanooga, Tenn., suits have been
entered in the chancery courts by the at
torneys of the Catholic Kninjhts of America
against the bondsmen of Maj. M. J. O'Brien,
the defaulting treasurer of the order, whose
stealings aggregate $75,000.
The federal grand jury in- Boston has
rendered their report in the Maverick bank
cases. The following are indicted: Asa
Potter, the former president of the bank
Col. Jonas H. French and Thomas Dana,
MISS BELLE DAVIS of Ware, Mass.,
daughter of B. Davis, and niece of ex
Congressman George R. Davis, of Chicago
has eloped with her father's hired man,
Frank L. Booth. They have gone to
Chicago to live.
Eighteen thousand bushels of wheat
have disappeared from the Irte Bailey grain
elevator at Adrain, III. Bailey has been
acting as warehouseman for farmers.
Whether the wheat has been stolen or mis
appropriated ia not known.
A BILL of divorce was granted at Shelby
ville, Ind., to the wife of Sid Conger, late
superintendent of schools for Indiana and
now superintendent of the stock depart
ment ot the world's fair. Mrs. Conger is to
have $16,000 alimony.
MRS. BUHL of Alabama is a patient at the
Pasteur institute with her son Herbert,
who was recently bitten by a mad dog.
Mrs. Buhl became inoculated with the
rabies poison when she sucked the virus
from her son's wounds, having an abrasion
of the lip at the time. The patients are re
ported to be doing well.
A GIANT'S COTJCKl
The Iron Bedstead Used fey King Og
Was Certainly a Mammoth
Dr. Talmage Argues in Favor of Sleep
as Necessary for the Weli-Beiug
of the Human Race.
BROOKLY N, N. Y., SpecialDr.
Talmage's text was Deut. iii
11. "Only Og, king of Bashan, re
mained of the remnant of giants be
hold, his bedstead was a bedstead of
iron: is it not in Rabbath of the chil
dren of Ammon? Nine cubits was the
length thereof and four cubits the
bre'adth of it.
The story of giants is mixed with
myth. William the Conqueror was
said to have been of overtowering
altitude, but when, in after time, his
tomb was opened, his bones indicat
ed that he had been physicially of
only ordinary size. Rola nd the Hero
was said to have been of astounding
stature, but when his, sepulchre was
examined his armor was found only
large enough to fit an ordinary
man. Alexander the Great had
helmets and shields of enormous size
made and left among the people wh om
he had conquered, so as to give the
impression that he Avas a giant, al
though he was rather under than over
the usual height of a man. But that
in other days and lands there were real
giants is authentic. One of the guards
of the duke of Brunswick was 8% feet
high. I a muse um in London is the
skeleton of Charles Birne, 8 feet 4
inches in stature. The Emperor
Maximin was over 8 feet. Pliny tells
of a giant 9 feet high, and two other
giants 9% feet. So 1 am not incredu
lous when I come to my text an'd find
King Og a giant, and the Bize of his
bedstead, turning the cubits ofthe
text into feetthe bedstead of Og,
the king, must have been about 13%
feet long. Judging from that, the
giant who occupied it was probably
about 1 1 feet in stature, or nearly
twice the average human size. There
was no need of Rabbincial writers
trying to account for the presence of
this giant, King Og, as they did, by
saying that he came down from the
other side of the flood, being tall
enough to wade the wate rs beside
Noah's Ark, or that he rode on the
top of the Ark, the passengers inside
the Ar daily providing him with
food. There was
about him was simply a mon
ster in size.
Cyrus and Solomon slept on beds of
gold, and Sardanapalus had 150 bed
steads of gold burned up with him,
but this bedstead of my text was of
ironeverything sacrificed for strength
to hold this excessive avoirdupois,
this Alp of bone and flesh. No won
der this couch was kept as a curiosity
at Rabbath, and people went from tar
and near to see it, just as now people
go to museums to behold the armor
of the ancients.
A land of indescribable opulence
comes into their possession, and all
that is left of the giant king is the iron
bedstead. "Nine cubits was the length
thereof and four cubits the breadth of
Why did not the Bible give us the
size of the giant instead of the size of
the bedstead? Why did it not indi
cate that the man was 1 1 feet high in
stead of telling us that his couch was
13% feet long? N doubt among
other things it was to teach us that a
man can be judged by his surround
ings. Show me a man's associates,
show me a man's books, show me a
man's home and I will tell you what
he is without your telling me one word
about him. Yo cannot only tell a
man according to the old adage, "by
the company he keeps," but by the
books he reads, by the pictures he ad
mires, by the church he attends, by
the places he visits. Moral giants and
intellectual giants and intellectual
pigmies, like physical giants or physi
cal pigmies may be judged by their sur
When a man departs this life you
can tell what has been his influence in
a community for good by those who
mourn for him and by how sincere
and long continued are the regrets of
his taking off. There may be no pomp
or obsequies and no pretense at epi
tapheology, but you can tell how high
he was in consecration, and how high
in usefulness by how long is his shad
ow when he comest lie down. What
is true of individuals is true ot cities
and nations. Show me free libraries
and schools of a city, and I|will tell
ou the intelligence of its people.
Show me its gallery of painting and
sculpture, and I will tell you the ar
tistic advanceme nt of its citizens.
Show me its churches, and I will tell
the moral and religious status of the
Notice furthermore that even giants
must Jrest. Such enormo us physical
endowment on the part of King Og
might suggest the capacity to stride
across all fatigue and omit slumber.
No. requires an iron bedstead.
Giants must rest. Not appreciating
that fact, how many of the giants
yearly br.eak down. Giants in busi
ness, giants in art, giants in eloquence,
giants in usefulness. They live not
out mo re than half their days. They
try to escape the consequence of over
work by a voyage across the sea or a
summer yacht, or call on physicians
for relief from insomnia or restoration
of unstrung nerves or the arrest of
apoplexies, when all they need is what
this giant of my text resorted toan
iron bedstead. Le no one think be
cause he has great strength of body or
mind that he can afford to trifle with
his unusual gifts. Th commercial
world, the literary world, the artistic
vorld, are all the time aquake with
THE CRASH OP PALLING GIANTS.
King Og, no doubt, had a throne but
the Bible never mentions his thron e.
KingPg, no doub t, had a crown, but
th Biblo neveir mentions his crown
ue JJULOIIUIUUD 1110 JI-WIJ wvaiu uc uapponou aS uuucitviste
King Ogno doubt, had a sceptre, but they would have missed one another
the Bible doeso not mention his scep-
the bible is taken up in describing his
bedstead. More sleep is what the
world wants. Economize in every
thing but sleep. William Seward,
the renowned secretary of stat e, in
the midst of his overmastering toils
longed forth capacity to rest, writ
ing his memorandum book: I
have never found but one invaluable
receipt) for having a good night's rest,
and that is to have been restless and
sleepless the night before." One of
our natural sins is robbery of sleep.
Walter Scott was so urgent about this
duty of slumber that, when arriving
at a hotel where there was no room to
sleep in, except that in which there
was a corpse, inquired if the deceased
had died of a contagious disease and
when assured that he had not took
the other bed in the room and fell into
profoundest slumber. Those of small
endurance most certainly require rest
if even the giant needs an iron bed
Notice, furthermore, that God's
people on the way to Canaan need
not be surprised if they confront some
sort of a giant. Had not the Israel
ltish host had trouble enough al
ready? No! Red Sea not enough.
Water famine not enough. Opposi
ti on by enemies of ordinary stature
not enough. They must meet Og, th
giant! of the iron bedstead. Not one
of you but meets a giant who would
like to hew you in twain. Higher than
eleven feet this Og darkens the sky
and the rattle of his buckler stuns
the ear. But you are going to get the
victory, as did the Israelites.
Brethern, I have made up my mind
that we will have to fight all the way
up to the promised land. I used to
think that after a while I would get
into a time where it would be
SMOOTH AND EASY,
but the time does not come, and it
will never come in this world. the
time King Og is used up so that he
cannot get into his iron bedstead,
some other giant of opposition looms
up to dispute our way Le us stop
looking for an easy time and make it
thirty years' of war or sixty years'
war, or a hundred years' war, if we
live so long.
Do you know the name of the big
gest giant that you can possibly meet
and you will meet him
1 1 feet high, but 10 0 leet high. Hi
bedste ad is as long as the continent.
His name is Doubt. His common food
is infidel books and sceptical lectures
and ministers who do not know wheth
er the Bible is inspired at all or in
spired in spots, and Christians who
are mo re infidel than Christian. Yo
will never reach the promised land un
less you slay that giant. Kill Doubt
or Doubt will kill you.
Another impression from my sub
ject. The march of the church cannot
be impeded by gigantic opposition.
That Israelitisli host led on Moses
was the church, and when Og, the
giant, him of the iron bedstead, came
out against him with another hosta
fresh host against one that seemed
worn outthings must have looked
bad for Israel. N account is eiven
of tire bedstead of Moses, except that
one in which he first sleptthe cradle
of aquatic vegetation on the Nile,
where the wife of Chenephres, the king,
found the floating babe and having
no child of her own. adopted him
Moses of ordinary size against Og of
extraordinary dimensions, Besides
OG WAS BACKED
by 6 0 fortified cities. Moses was
backed up seemingly by nothing but
the deserc that had worn him and his
army into a group of undisciplined
and exhausted stragglers. But the
Israelites triumphed. If you spell the
name of Og backwa rd you turn it into
the word "Go," and Og was turned
backward and made to go. With Og's
downfall all the 6 0 cities surrendered.
Nothing was left oithe giant except his
iron bedstead, which was kept in a
museum at Rabbath to show how tall
and stout he once was So shall the
last giant ot opposition in the church's
Whatever your work and wherever
your work for Godforward! You in
your way and I in my way With
holy pluck fight on with something of
the strength of Thomas Troubridge,
who at Ikermann had one leg shot off,
and the foot of the other leg and when
they proposed to car ry him off the
field, replied: "No I do not move un
til the batt le is won. Whatever be
the rocking of the Church or State,
have the calmness of the ,ged
woman in an earthquake that
frightened everybody else, and
who, when asked if she was not
afraid, said: "No, I am glad that I
have a God who can shake the world."
Whether your work be to teach a
Sabbath class, or nurse an invalid, or
reform a wanderer, or print a tract,
or train a household, or bear the
querulousness of senility, or cheer the
disheartened or lead a soul to Christ
know that by fidelity you may help
hasten the time when the world shall be
snowed under with white lily and in
cairnadined with red rose. An now
I bargain with you that we will come
back some day from our superstellar
abode, to see how the world looks
when it shall be fully emparadised
its last tear wept, its last wound heal
ed, its la st shade broken, its last de
sert gardenized. its last giant of in
iquity decapitated. An when we
land, may it be somewhere near this
epot of earth where we have together
toiled and struggled io the kingdom
of God, and may it be about this
hour in the high, noon of some glori
ous Sabbath, looking in the upturned
faces of some great audience radiant
with holiness and triumph.
An Incident at an Indian Railway
An incident of the late railway col
lision in Ind ia is reported. A nati ve
living at Lahore started to join his
wife in Multan, and she at the same
time left Multan to join her husband,
neither being aware of the other's in
tention. They travelled in two trains
which collided. After the smash, from
which they both escaped unhurt, they
recognized each other, and were heard
saying how lucky it was that the ac
cident au happened,, as otherwis
Proceedings ofthe House ami Sen
FRIDA Y, MARCH 11.
8 introduced a bill authoriz-
ing the Manitoba Railway Company to con
struct abridge across the Red r&er^etweeL
Norman county Minnesota and TrailTU
county, North Dakota.
Not in session.
Senator Hansbrough introduced a bill
granting the state of north Dakota a site fort
a reform school.
Senator Dolph, from the committee on
commerce, reported in an amended form
the bill introduced by Senator Bnce, pro
viding for a number of lighthouses and sig
nals on the great lakes and adjoining wa-
The senate passed the urgency deficiency
The senate adjourned till Monday.
The tariff discussion was resumed in the
house to-day to the exclusion of private
Representative Mitchell, of Wisconsin
introduced in the house a joint resolution
granting toc the statstatuary ot Wisconsin the priv
ha! 1 i the cap0t-G
Representative Rielly, of Pennsylvania,
introduced a joint resolution authorizing
the secretary of the interior to prepare for
exhibition in the women's building at the
World Fair, any articles, models or draw
ings now in his custody or deposited in the
patent office, prepared or invented by wom-
A bill to establish postal telegraph, pre
pared by Postmaster General Wanamaker
is introduced in the house.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
The house spent the afternoon in eulogies
on the late John R. Gamble of South Da
kota. AddressesTvere delivered by several
MONDAY, MARCH 14
The committee on quadra-centennial r*
ported their resolutions for which they
asked immediate consideration one of them
was to extend an invitation to the royal
family of Spain and the decendants ot Col
umbus to attend the World's Fair as the
guests oi the United States. The resolutions
went over till tomorrow.
The senate went into executive session to
consider Mr. Vest's postoffice bill. Mr.
Vilas amendment increasing the maxi
mum cost of any building from $35,000 to
$/o,000 ^as adopted. The bill was then re
ported to the senate and passed.
The senate again went into executive ses
sion at the request ofthe committee on
foreign relations, after being in session a.
little over an hour the senate adjourned.
The speaker laid before the house a mes
sage from the presidenttransmitting a com
munication from the secretaiy ofthe inter
ior, submitting the agreement concluded
between the commissioners ofthe United
States and the Cherokee Nation for the ces
sion ofthe Cherokee outlet, and stated that
it would be referred to the committee on
On motion of Mr. Bowman, of Iowa, a
bill was passed to establish a port of deliv
ery at Council Bluffs, Iowa.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15.
Bills were introduced and referred in the
senate providing ior the leasing for a term
of 10 years or less of buildings to be especi
ally constructed for postoffice purposes to
regulate the value ot com as currency, and
to prevent discriminating in favor of gold
and silver as legal tender.
The senate adopted the conference report
on the urgency deficiency bill The mili
tary academy bill was passed with senate
Senator Kyle today introduced a bill ap
propriating $300,000*for the construction of
buildings for a military post at Forest City,
S. D. It is provided that citizens shall con
vey to the government a site of 1,000 acres.
The senate in executive session to-day
listened Jor two hours to arguments by
Messrs. Voorhees and Turpie iii-oppositioii
to the confirmation of Judge and to Mr
Hoar's defence of the nominee.
The house resumed the discussion of the
free wool bill. Mr. Combe of New York,
concluded his speech in favor of the bill.
Capt. Harris today presented a large batch
of petitions from Minnesota opposing the
repeal of the duty on barley. The farmers
are greatly exercised over the attempt to
doctor the barley tariff. He stated to your
correspondent today that* he would work
and vote to maintain the duty on this
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16.
The senate discussed the confirmation of
Judge Woods in executive session without
coming to a vote.
Judson C. Clements, of Georgia, was con
firmed to be interstate commissioner, vice
Mr. Hale, from the committee on naval
affairs, reported a bill for the construction
(by contract) of three battleships of from
7,500 to 10,000 tons displacement, two ar
mored coast defense vessels, five gunboats
ot 800 to 1,200 tons displacement aud eight
first-class torpedo boats Referred.
Mr. Joseph, of Mexico, from the commit
tee on territories, reported a bill in the
house for the admission of New Mexico as
a state. Mr. Smith, of Arizona, from the
same committee reported a bill for the ad
mission of Arizona. Calendar.
The resolution for the impeachment of
Judge McCormick, of Texas, was laid on
the table in the house.
In the committee of the whole, Mr.
Blount, of Georgia, in the chair, the house
resumed consideration of the tree wool bill,
but did not come to any agreement.
THURSDA Y, MAR CH 17.
Senator Piatt introduced a joint reso
lution for the appointment of a commis
sioner from the District of Columbia to a
with commissioners appointed by
several states to secure uniformity by ti
laws of marriage and divorce, insolvency,
etc. This course was recommended by the
American Bar Association.
Mr. Peffer introduced a bill to establish
an electrical station for the purpose of in
vestigating and determining whether elec
tricity can be profitably used and applied
as a motive power in the propulsion of
farm machinery. Referred to the com
mittee on agriculture.
Mr. Hawley, from the military affairs
committee, presented a bill to amend the
statute relative to certificates of merit to.
enlisted men ofthe army (the amendment
being to change the word "privates" to
"enlisted nien"), and it was passed.
A large number of appointments were
confirmed, among them being that of Wal
ter H. Sanborn of Minnesota as judge o!
the eighth circuit.
The entire time of the house was occu
pied in a discussion ofthe tariff.
Her First Query. j|^
'My dear," said Mr. Cubbage to his
wife, who was dangerously ill, "Mrs
Kickshaw is down stai rs and wants'
to see you."
"What has she got on?" asked tht
dying woma n, feebly.Epoch.
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