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The people's recorder. (Columbia, S.C.) 1893-1925, March 19, 1898, FIRST EDITION, Image 2

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M E D, TO, Stats ??fiinL .
Army and Navy Registepublishes
This Information
Of the War Preparations Made
inc: the Past Few Days
i! I UNITED Sill
Rids for Shot and Shell Opttncdt-Tor
l p- ?
pctlocs fer Key WOSI-LTIIO New
/ I
War >!:ip MadO Up--Nor,th Carolina
ls ?it (?ia l??visioii of tl:/o Knst, aud
?South Carolina In thc VJulf l?MvIsIon.
Missouri and Texas, Departments
Tho Army aud Xavy R/egistor,- in
its isauo of tho 12th, 'says: i "Tho Reg
ister is in pOBsoBsicn of information,
tho correctness of which it inns no rea
son to question, that certuim ovidonco,
gathered by tho jbourt ol inquiry at
Havana, has eo;;.6o in af semi-ofltcial
form to tho President frona two promi
nent members of tho bo;ard. Tho in
formatiou has beon in th? han^s o* 'bj
President since Sunday a adj:' ?.?...'? i
for tho occasion pf.\iii? hujofual ?ciivity^
during tho pres int ,wcok.j
JS^fAlCha :nfo2'm: ition is tbJLt . the >'&ino
gj deslroj'od Vuy a government Bubma
I miu?, plo .nted in di?fana harbor
deliberate!.y crplo'"^fc^ M*" < :'
>ly moored iu thj'e vicinity of tho
milt?, and that the explosion occurred
ut(a moment when the ship had beeu
opportunely carriod by wind and tide
directly over tho mino. These facta
have been hinted nA" and written about j
in dispatches f.com Havana and Twa- j
drid, aud atjioug tho varied statements
made th"/ actual conditions havo been j
touebvd upon, but nothing authorita
tive" has been pormittod to escapo from
' tho court.
"That body is understood to have
completed ita work, but nothing is like
ly to bo officially promulgated in regard
lo its findings)-for a week or more.
There ia obviou's reason for such notion,
ho objects of which cannot bo defeated
by independen t newspaper statements.
There can be lr.it ono outcome of such
a report, and preparations for tho iuev
itablo results' uro hoing industriously
aud indefatigably prosecuted. Tho
work of the week shows that the gov
ernment at / Washington appreciates
t!io sit nat i . md will bo ready to meet
what has NV ceased to bo a mero
' i lie Itcgitlar Army to l?o
..tit tt> lim Atlnntle.
on - - (Special). - Subsian
I wholo regular army of tho
ktatcs will bo brought to tho
Reabra: d with all possible
roo ps
star ali c'n a
War Depai
for tvanspo
T'I: aol io
rvnlry, artillery and iu
moved to for!? in tho At
ilt' Status. Only sufilciont
ie loft iu tho West to pro
saible Judian uprising.
?bilizo tho twoiity-four
ned soldiers are in pro
wiil bo issued by tho
nt as soon as the plans
on of the troops can be
f tho authorities fur
or . conclu ' evidence that tho gov
er ut hus n,! Minced beyond tho stage
of paring . trouble as a precutttion
ai . easure. ow anticipates troublo
a: xpcctii i. ' ho annual appropria
>or trans) tionis wholly insutti
IOVO great body. Jt has
udiifi.i i "oforeto draw upon
'ilioui . ;once fund for this
>a3 oetn iiec
Command au
ja by the Ul .
Bids for Sh
ta War Depart
Ibids for one ol
lt and shell foi
riven, incl mb
[tiles, and dei
that Gen. Merritt
Hilary forceB sont
I States.
?d Sholl,
t at onoe will
largest orders
ivy calibre guns
iercing and tor
rin; WAK M A P.
H/'. J;. tors of tho Array, Adjutant
Njci" ?'? Oflico, Washington, March
hi< ', ..Vj?.
,'Tno following orders bato been ro
qeivod from tho War Department and
...or the guidauoo of alt coucernod:
War Department, Washington, March
, ll, 1608.
By direction of tho President tho foi- j
lowing changes are niado in the terri- |
torial limits, designation and hoad- I
quarters of geographical departments: ]
Tho Department of tho East willem
braco the Now England St utos, New i
York, New Jarsoy, Pennsylvania, Dola- i
ware, Maryland, District of Columbia, I
.West Virginia, Virginia and North Car- I
olina, with headquarters at Governor's
Island, Now York.
ti. A department is hereby established
to bo known as the Department of tho
'Lakes/ to consist of tho .States of VYis
. nsin, Michigan, Illinois, ludiaua,
. Iii ' Kentucky and Tonnesso, with i
j. t 'quartors at Chicago, HI.
h. .'ho l>?t)arliueul of Dakota willi
emera.'-' I' . "tes of Minnesota, North !
Dakota, c.. I ?Vota, Montana and so !
much of Wyo:' . md Idaho as is em i
braced in tho liHowetoue National -
Park, with headquarters at St. Paul, i
4. The Department of the Columbia
will embrace tho ?State of Washington,
Oregon, idaho (exceptso much of the
latter as is embraced in tho Yellowstone
Natioua1 Park) aud tho territory of
Ala'ska, with headquarters at Vancouver
Barrar-ks, Washington.
5. The Department of California will |
embrace tho .Slater, of California and
Nevada, with headquarters at Hau Frau
C?BCO, Cal.
0. Tho Department of tho Colorado j
will otnbraco tho .States of Washington,
(except so much thereof ns is cm- J
bracod in tho Yo' atone National .
Park), Colorado omi Ulai) aud tho
Territories of Arizona aud New Mexi
co, with headquarters at Douyer, Col.
7. The Department of the Platte will
embrace tho States of Iowa, Nebraska,
Missouri, Kansas aud Arkansas, the
Indian Territory and tho Territory of
Oklahoma, with headquarters at
Omaha, Neb.
8. A dooartment ?B hereby estab
lished lo bo known as tho Department
of tho Gulf, to consist of the States of
South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ala- I
bp ma, Mississippi, Louisiana and
Tixas, with headquarters at Atlanta.
The Departments of tho Missouri aud
Texas are hereby abolished. The roc- j
I ords of the Dep?rtmeutof the Missouri I
will bo transferred to the Department ?
of the Lakes, and these of^ the Depart- 1
meut o? Texas to ino Bopartmentof
tho Golfs
Maibr C., .al ."ch :? '. Brcm^eJaj. v
?Hhi?aM V .. -.Yr" ."r^the Uepa..
rment' of the Lakes, and Brigadier Gen
oral William M. Graham to' the com
mand ol:,the Department of the Gulf.
Tho officers of the several staff depart
ments now on duti' in tho Departments
of Missouri and of Texas are assigned
to like duties iu the Departments of
tho Lakes uud of the Gulf, respec
Tho transfer required under these or
[ dors ia necessary for the public service.
lt. A. AnnER,
.Secretary of War.
By command of Major General Miles:
Adjutant General.
Talked Peace.
On the 112th tho now Spanish envoy
Don Luis Polo y Bernab? in presoutiug
his address and his credentials to the
President expressed tho hope that he
would bo able to cement more closely
the friendly fooling between tho two
com: trios. Pr?sident McKinley replied,
saving ho would do all in his power to
"draw tho two countries moro closely
togothor uua friendly footing."
Ordered From Fort Riley.
Orders received at Fort Kiley,' near
Junction City, Kan., dirocted tho send
ing of three batteries of artillery to tho
South. Battery B, of the Fourth Ar
tillo^', Captain Anderson, command
ing, will go to Fort Monroe, Va. ; Bat
tery F, also of the Fourth, Captain
Taylor, goos to Savanuah, Ga., and
Battery F, of tho Fifth, Captain Paley,
to Now Orleans.
Torpedoes for Key West Harbor.
Tho steamer City ot Key Wost, from
Miami, has just landed two car-loads of
torpedoes and torpedo buoys ut Key
West, Fla. Theso will bo laid in this
harbor. , %
Strength of tho Spanish Navy.
The Liberal givos the following as
the r resent strength of the Spanish
navy: Protooted ships 17, unprotected
21). gunboats 80, torpedo boat destroy
ers 14, torpedo boat* 14, tran?'" rta ?r?.
Loan of $00,000,000.
The American Embassy in London
has received information that Spain bas
raised sixty millions for the purehasoo?
warships and that this amount was so
cured from a London bank.
Plenty of Ships Available.
Tho latest from Washington says an
oflice will ho opened at 2d Cottntlaudt
street, New York, nt which owners and
?gents for ships will bo invited to make
thoir proposals for turning over to the
navy such vessels SB aro of value for
war purposes'. Tho naval officials say
there will be no difficulty experienced
in obtaining all the vessels that aro de
sired as there aro hundreds available.
Finishing Up Cannon.
At tho Washington gan factorj'"there
are now in varied stages of construction
no less tlian 150' guns of formidable
character, on which work is being done
night and day, with a viow to their
early completion. No new guns aro ho
ling started; but th'e entire ell'orls of
? kttffrfc^tiiiitfill ll"v"Uil" *? finishing thozft
naval oJHcer ?aid
for probably 30 moro auxiliary cruisers,
should so largo a lloet bp found ucees*
Kurv to supplomout tho regular var
ch ipa. VfiZAt
-. ," s?r
Perfecl?ng Plans to a- ' O Tro^?f^
Tho government '<.' irf' (jfC'i|?^*i
plans for tho inov. ... of tr . wtti?'P
coast defoneoH, ord .. for wL -Ofj?K?i'
been issued by tho "War IJcj.crtrm?nt X;
and published. A conforouei .vas I
bold at Washington by v.?fro j
scutaUros of tho following railroad;. 'o
an ango for tho transportation of ligo
artillerymen and their accoutrements: j
Tho Atlantic ('cant Line, tho Southern i
Railway, tho Seaboard Air Lino and tho
Chesapeake und Ohio.
Florida's Stato Troops.
From all reports coming into tho Ad- '<
jutant General's oihco at Tallahassee,
Fla., and letters from commanders of
companies, it ia loamed that tho Flori
da Htato troops aro now recruited up
to tho full loeal Btandard, with oilers of
enough mon to put three thousand moro
in tho Held in a week. In Tampa aud
Jacksonville especially tho war fover is ?
strong, and ibo commanders of com- I
pani) there, both infantry and artillery,
report oilers of hundreds beyond tb air
t^paiii Will Not Provoke War.
Madrid -(By Cable)-Tho view held
in oiliciul circles is that Spain will not
provoko war, because if she did, abo
would find herself isolated, but if
America gives tho provocation, Spain
will not bo alone in tho struggle. Tho
general opinion is that iu tho ovont of
war, Hpain will not need to attack j
Americnu territory. It will Buffico her
to pursue a war ot privateering. As
America's commerce is noveu-fold
greater than Spain'p, American inter
ests would stiller most. War would be
madness, bonoliting neither nation,
and good 6onso, therefore, counsels
?Working Day arni Night.
At Wilmington, Del., the powder
work? of tho V). 1. Dupo?t-OoNemoura
Compauy is nov; working day and night
on a government order for hexagonal
powder for the big guu9. Tn addition
some of the buildings'aro being en
larged and additional machiuery is
being put in. The daily capacity of the
works is said to bo 10 toni of hexa
gonal powder.
Ila l?.*ucs Ap, Adilrera ff* tht 5>o .
ocr?ey'- - i fi .. *
ji?JIaii- ->T' rr'. .wk., o'.
who io ono of the ton or more candidates
for Dr. Strait's placo in Congress, has
issued tho following platform:
To tho .1 ?emoeraey of tho Fifth Con
gressional District: Believing in rota
tion iu oilicc, not only in respect to
men, but also in respect lo thediifcreut
sections which uro represented by any
odicer, and believing lhat Chesterfield
county, which has never had' a -native
boru representative iu Congress, ia en
titled to somo consideration at the
hands qi tho other counties in this dis
trict, Fn?reby announce myself a can
didate for Congress from tho f>lh Con
gressional district, subject to tho J.'ein
ocratiu-primary. 1 shall stand upon
my i*ee?>ni made in tho General Assem
bly o? -'niuli I Y.V'dom duriug ibo past
tour ses.">i??n*? ?'f ihist nody, ?.??. hereby
declare mv uiiejiam:-.- tu iii. lonicipiea
Bet forth ni i!i". I iftnocriit ?i t ii..'1-ji?i aa
adopted nt i .icu i ?
t favor tue fr???: arni nu ieiitc-1 coin
age of ^ i . . > . ;'>:? !; .?!?! ?\- '. l.t i .ii.. . i-i' ?<>
to i; 'be r?i .-.-.i ? ? i!?? aroh?dtivc lax of
lu pei' cens. < '.i the is.? ne o? ? 'nu luniks;
an asicitdrntsit'.<. the ? "on i inn ?on of
Ibo ?. nilo l States | erantnuthc us
sesm.'iit and eollection o! an income
tax; the ifstrlct?on of tho tar ill'so that
it will o*:?y provide snuieicut revenue
for the e. oii-jinic administration of tho
government; tho curtailment of tho
extravagant ami outrageous appropria
tions for pensions amt for rivers and
harbors, and tho destruct ion of tho
shameful and mi?ona system of gamb
ling in futures, hy which the aHect of
i Lo law of supply and demand on tho
price of cotton and other agricultural
products has been doatroyod, and by
which tho gamblers of Wall street have
hoon enabled to i?x*tho prico which the
toiling receive as compensation for
their labor to a largo oxtout.
Plckunlnnles Learning to Manipulate
the Looms.
The colored cotton mill at Columbia,
nays The Register, will be opened for
work about April loth. Several looms
have been gotten into position already,
and half u dozen pickauinnies about in
yenm nh; are industriously learning tho
d '*"...-. . -\ hetvr*'*'. n ' ". irp" and, ' IvypJi '
and "combs'' ' vis.'" The ex
pert mill men tou^' : thom declaro
that they mako apt sein..ara and leam
the intricacies of tho looma readily.
The question of the negro's capacity
being sottlod, tho next which suggests
itself is his "stickability. " The negro
is, as a rule, musical and musio
loving, sentimental and sommons,
faithful to others b?it negligent of
self, and his cup QI happiness is
easily filled. But the' negro race has
made wonderful strid?B in recent yenrs#
and baa "assimilated; many of the ia
a||{i^^ir?iatwiatio'of the "Yankee,^
tbo term whioh host oxpresses the bus
tle and'., vigilance of the average ' Anfc*i
??aii citiSepv'. v /
? Tho negro is more andpj?to becoming
to^npprecTatothe realities of lifo and of
the future,land it is ?prob?ble that when
thisi*wouuo tor employment is offered
to ?.?S^kwill bee its advantages and
otmk;;)^S& J
If th^^usb^BjJi?l?ri of tho haili ia
d the negro's
by tboso
o of surcos
pas ._
'or Reports That Auto; omy Sn
i!t?!.>a IK ii Kulin re- Preparations for
K>cfotiCO Cioin?; Kor wa rc! Rapidly.
ishington.-(Special. )-"Wo aro
ired for war," says Hon. John H.
socrotary of tho navy, "l am
? mted in saying that wo can obtain
a'I tho warships wo want."
?Io added, "Several war vessels can
become ours at an hour's notice. Wo
hive concluded our plans for trans
feruling merchant vos3els iuto armored
pV.ipn, but wo will not tako possession
ol thuin until tho nocessitj' for thom
arises. Wo arc fully prepared for war."
,Tho United States has bought tho
battleship "Amazonas," which will ho
trannforrod and placed nuder tho
American fla^ as soon as arrangements
cnu bo completed for turning her over
to an American crew.
?-?pain has bought tho Chilian battle
ship "O'Higgins," and the Spanish
flag Will bo hoisted over her within a
few days, when sho loaves tho Tyne'
This is stated ou authority.
Senator Proctor mado a report to the
President on tho 14th declaring that
autonomy in Cuba is a failure and that
thu A! aim) waa destroyed by dosign. Il??
ca'led at thc war department.
[Jibe dovolopmonts in the Cub',
atiqu have beon confined <"". V, .uo
pvst few dnyB to the coutipu . of ac
tive preparations maire by t.i_- war aud
navy dopa* : nts, preparing for u pos
M' : ..' ";< . ith Spaiu.
.>:i4io negotiations with Spain
h- ... been practically suspended eiuce
tho Maiue was blown up and with re
>WJI as a commerce destroyer, Ix
Ho marino rutber than to luivo a
.nd only tba very floe tost ot t
.. has inst bean ordernd In com:;
(3bo !
card to tba general, question, Cubau
freedom, l??ve not been renewed.
'tho President \>as hopeful a few
months ago that b3T tnis timo negotia
tions would bo brought to a head. Tho
blowing up of tho blaine interrupted
these diplomatic negotiations.
Unless the report of tho naval board I
of inquiry is hastened it will beimprac-1
ticubio for tho President to bring* the i
controversy to au omi during tho pres- j
eut session of Congress. Roth branches ,
aro rushing through nesessary legisla
lion for tho jiin poso of early adjourn-1
mont. They will lot tho President set- ?
tie tho Cuban question.
Tho Sch;?ghticoko Powder Company
has received a rash order for a hundred
tons of powder from tho govcrumont.
The works aro tl.e largest for tho man
ufacturo of powder in this country,
A big consignment of shells for sub
marino mining has arrived at Kev
Weat. Fla. \
The work of transferring throe hun
dred artillery laan ordered to
Sundy Hook began on tho
14th. Preparation^ were commenc
ed early nt Forts Hamilton arid Wades
worth. Dozens of eight, ton and twelve
inch steel rifles oreT at Sandy Hook
rAfi (\xr for mounting. . When engineers
are through ibo fortVncution will oo
among the strongoBt in the world.
All tho women audwd^djEca.under IC.
vears of ago have iMMliil ll tired from
tho Hook.
A hundred maso^^?fc?enters, nnd
other machines are pgtwqpAn tho ad
ditional quarters for\
Katiti Fire lrtT*ei
Tn a firo at Now York
lodging house, five men
death, and tweq.ty''' ti
cut?d^ rv*
Bryan Talks in At|
Hon. Wm. J?? Brja^ np?
?(ia., in th0.a^d^?m i?V
His address wal alohgdSL^
Distinguished McnjjP
general William
nehr Redondo, Cul., orftbe
mig away peacefully iu.ihe pi
his son and daughter, 1 Cai'l L
lloseoxaus, and several friend
family. Rosecrans had a ni
in tho civil war. He" served
ter to Mexico audjtf?a JU Col
don. Will i airi' G. Mackey j
at Alexandria, Va., aired.M
born nt portsmouth, and wal
of tho.'- secession conyou^
against secession,
'*?'. ]
ned .to
ly ros
ino of
its died
ice ofs
120,000,000 Musit?la of Wheat, 783,
000,000 Corn, 272,000,000 Oats.
The consolidated roturas of tho dif
ferent crop reporting agencies o? tho
department of agriculture made up to
March l show tho wheat reserves in
farmers' bauds ou tliut dato to havo
hoon tho equivalent of 22. '.) per cent, of
last 3'oar's crop, or about 1'21,OOO, OOO
bushels. Thia iu '):$,OOO,OOO hushols in
excess of tho farm reservo reported ono
year ago, but tho result of tho special
wheat investigation mado to tho depart
ment hist, full would indicate that tho
crop ol' 1800 was larger than tho depart
ment had reason to believe at thc tinio.
Tho proportion of tho Crop ol' 1S07
shipped beyond country lines is GO, 7 per
Tho corn in farmers' hands a3 osti
muted aggro-^ulea ?.-!*,OOO,OOO bushols
or 41.1 per cont, of lust year's crop, as ;
against 1, hil,000,000 bushols or 51.0 pol
ecat, on hand on March 1, 1K;I7, nm'
1,073,000,000 bushels or 10.8 pur cajtj
ou March 1st, ISUii. j
Tho proportion of tho t' :} crop
shipped ont of tho couu'.y /boro
grown is estimated 21.?5 t ?nt. or
about 412,000,000 bushel- ' no pro
portion of tho total crop uaulnblo
is estimated at HI!. 8 por r ,.
Of oats thore aro asl. atod to bo
about 27*2,000,00' bushels, or 88.0 per
cent, still in t ??t?ra* hands, as com
pared with yr' 0?0 bushels, or 4-1.2
percent, on jh 1, 1807. Tho pro
portion of crop shipped beyond
county li* . . j estimated at 20.2 pel
ee ut. y
. Thc Rticiny's Slti|is*Comliig.
A special dispatch from Cadiz, Spain,
announces that tho Spanish squadron
has sailed from that port. It is under
stood that tho Spanish warships aro go
inij to Porto llioa, where they will wait
tho orders of Captain-General Mancho.
Enthusiastic crowds of peonlo gathered
to bid farowoll to tho war vessels.
tUISmtt C0I.TJ3IDI \
ir mission being to prey upon an enemy'
plat'O In titi? fighting lino. sl?o lias triplo
bu ocean greyhounds caa escapo her. Tlio
Their Romes to Rc Reproduced nt
Omaha Exposition.
Senator J. M. Thurston, chairman of
tho Senate committee on Expositions,
rcceutly BUggostod that tho McKinley
homo at Canton bo reproduced as tho
Ohio Stato building on tito grounds
of ibo trans-Mississippi exposition
at Omaha. Tho board of man
agers approved tho idea. Tho build
ing when constructed will bo used as
a placo of reception for Ohioiaua
and it is proposed to exhibit there
in many mementos of tho late cam
paign, avoiding, as fra* as possible,
anything savoring of partisiauBhip.
Noting tho action of ibo hoard of man
agers, tho friends o? William .T?nnings
Bryan lost no timo in putting a pro
position looking to tho reproduction of
tho Bryan homestead ut Lincoln. Tho
board of managers have unanimously
voted authority to tho buildings and
grounds depart mont to allow tho spacu
for such building, making a proviso,
as waa dono in tho McKinley homo
stead, that tho exhibits bo nou-compo
titivo and not for balo.
Reward for Lynchera.
Governor Atkinson, of West Virgiuia,
has ottered a reward of 32.70 for tho ar
rest and conviction of tho lynchers who
hanged a negro named Bailey at Brain
well, in that Stato about a _mouth
Millionaire Joel Killed.
"Wool' Jool, tho South African mil
lionaire, nephew of Barney Barnato,
was ahot and instantly killed by a man
named Feldtheim. Tho murdoror was
Mining Millionaire Dead.
E. O. Ilassick, who located a famous
Colorado ?ilvor mine, and by it bec -. .
a millionaire, diodat ! .- :\ :.
A Kansas I '< : I.
In tho United States Supremo Court
nt Washington, an opinion hus been
I handed down by Justice Harlan, in
tho case of tho Missouri, Kansas <t
Texas l'ai I mad Company vs Charles
bor, nlKrming the constitutionality
'dity of .tho Slate laws of
'biting tho transportation
eall'octed with Texas
or a civil actio?
infraction of
Proceeding* of Until tho Senate and
House Pnyl?y iJny.
?STII DAY.'- Tho Senate passod tho
emcrgoncy bil!, carrying Sisy.OOO for
delicieucies. und placing at tho dis
posal of tho President Sob.000,000 for
dofeuco. Tho voto hy which tho meas
ure was passed was unnuimm;
bis short, sharp and emphatic
woro delivered in favor of tho bill, each
one being simply a ringing
during tho roll cali upon too
of tho measure. Xot only 1
Senator present register 1
favor of tho bill, but for cv
mendier tho authoritative
ment was made thal if ho w
ho would vote nye. Bacci
meut to tho Hawaiian antic?:t. :
was under discussion duri!
ccutivo session of tho Sen
Tho amendment provides
treaty shall not become opel
ratified by a majority of th?
'.ho Hawaiian islands.
''rn DAY.-Tho Senile tro
' ? "ss of real importune
jo d tin*V. "Monday.
li? IC DAY. - - P .p ing its ;
Hirco hours, tho !S '. .1 pas?-?
sideral do number -?j ''. ' ^'V ...
general calendar, * \
ono authorizing tho
, cae
' 'aye, "
de in
0 f.X
t tho
1 until
.teru of
ted no
ld ad
in of
a con
, ' . -om tho
ui.j number
struct :<ui-pf
eight now revenW" cutterfe1 lot exceed
ing nu aijirregato of $l,02.*i,00t>. A
resolution odored by Chandler, of Now
Hampshire, authorizing tho oommittoo
on naval allai rs lo send for persons and
impers in tho courso ol' thu investiga
tion of tho Maine disaster was adopted.
Among other bills passed were: 'J'o
increase tho ponsiou of Mrs. i .ot it in.
Tyler Somplo, a daughter of President
John Tyler, to 830 a month.V
UlST 1>AT.-After tho passtJS.ro of nu
merous bills from tho calendar, tho
Seunto began tho consideration ">f
tho measure providing for n^
tioual R3'stem of quarantine
tie beyond tho reading of th
was accomplished^ ??omo desul
discussion occurred on an amendm
but no progress v
eral bill. Ainonj.
tho following: T<
sac?la, Alabnma .
road company to
the Alabama rive, WJ v
Ala. : to establisb ?IHRV*
nade on tho.
bills pass
.horizo tl
t a bridge
Pitch of the Cap?:Jwfc.
minctpn_lt. '.' ' ."
,<f-j,ouoyrtTextend ti
tho .soi) odd
all but a
South and
resorted to
iiHes of tho mail
service, tho plan being to adopt tho re)
turn postal card of tho United btat.ee
Economic Compani'.
03n DAY. -The House de . .ii ' ' ^elf
to routine business. Tho le";'. at ive,
judicial and executive appropriation
bill wont through its last stages in tho
adoption of tho liual conference report,
and tho remainder of the day was con
sumed in tho consideration of the Sen
ato amendmont s to tho indian appro
priation bill.
UlT't DAY.-Tn tho House tho Senate,
amendment to thc indian apprcp**'"**'*ii*
bill was voted down. Tho naval ap
propriation bill has been practically
completed hy tho ll cuso commiltoo ou
naval affairs, save as to tho question of
incienses in tho navy, dry docks and
armor plate. Thorn have boen fow
changos from tho estim?t os, aud tho bill
will involve in tho neighborhood uf
830,000,000, asido from new vessels,dry
docks and armor. .
(ifrril DAY. - Tho bill to pay tho Bow
I man act claims, aggregating $' ?') : i0
for stores aud supplie* furnish*."' '.Le
Union army during tho war, was K O.oro
tho House until ."> o'clock, hut beyond
completing tho general debate, litilo
progress was made. ( >f
ehiiins in the bill
fow como from the
dilatory tactics were
to provont progress with tho bill. ?
In a speech favoring the bil), Mr. (Jib- :
sou, (Bop.) of Tounessee, said tho
claims wore distributed ns follows by
Stntos: Alabama, ?0; Arkansas, W;
(?eorgia, 42; Illinois, 1; Kansas, '5; Kou
tueky. r?0; Louisiana, 22; Maryland, 70,j
Mississippi, LOU ; Missouri, ?GI: Nerv
York, 1; North Carolina, VJ; Ohio. 2;
Oregon, l\ Pennsylvania, 4; South Car
olina, '2; Tennessee, ISO; Virginia, (>'>;
and West Virginia. '1(5. Tho l-l ouse
then adjourned until Monday,
I'IUTH DAV.-This being the second
Monday of tho month, .it was given
over, under tho rules, to tho considers
Bon of business relating to the Dis tr i
of Columbia. The District busiue1
was concluded at4:35 p. in. A few
ato bills were passed and at fi o'cloci
tho House adjourucd.
li?Tir DAY.-The I louse agreed to coil
sider the bill for tho reliof of
heirs of the Maine disaste.
ibo poatoflleo appropriation
was takeu np in tho House, h
way. During tho general del
post?nico bill, member:,
advantago of the latitud
committee of ibo whnlo
tho Union lo discuss
questions aud tho di
covered a wide raug?
The g;
the '. . ii
and ene
jt was ever ned
noise in the bis!
ls now tho v'c
toward with COM
ble is Just In/gii
day ns though bel''
every great Pure,
maud a
pire. P
ls no po
o le<

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