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GENERAL SCHENCK DEM). I
He Suddenly Succumbs to an \
Attack of Pneumonia.
His Notable Career as Diplomat,
Statesman and Soldier.
General Robert Cummins Schenck, Congressman,
soldier and diplomat, and a leader
in public affairs a generation or more a^o,
died at 5 o'clock in the evemng of pneumonia,
at his residence in Washington. It was not
i until the previous day that it was known
that he was seriously ill. He had been ail;
ing for about two weeks, but attached very
Uttle importance to his complaint. A week
before he was out calling and seemed in his
usual health, save for a slight bronchial cough.
It was not until four days previous to his death
' that it was thought necessary to call in a
physician. Dr. H. C. Yarrow was sent for.
and found General Schenck suffering from
capillary bronchitis. Within twenty-four
hours limited pneumonia of the right lung
I set in, and later the left lung also became
involved. When Dr. Yarrow visited General
Schenck he found him much worse, and
it was discovered that a diphtheritic exudation
was commencing in the right side of the
throat. He grew rapidly weaker until the
?nd cam*. His mind was clear and bright to
the very last. His three daughters. Mrs. I
Bates, an old friend, and Miss Sedgwick
Iwwit vYitu iniu at tut? wine ui 1115 ueAtn.
General Scfaenck was iu his Slst year, having
been bom in Franklin, Ohio, October 4,
1809. He was graduated from Miami University
in 1S27, and after spending three additional
years at the college studied law with
Thomas Corwin. He served two years in the
State Legislature, and acquit ted himself so
well that he was electa 1 to Congress r.| a
Whig, serving from 1842 until 1851. President
Fillmore then sent him to Brazil as
Minister Plenipotentiary. While serving in
this capacity, he distinguished himself as a
diplomat by taking a conspicuous part in the
negotiation of treaties with Paraguay,
Uruguay, and tho Argentine Republic,
^fter two years in Brazil he returned to
Ohio, his native State, but took no part in
politics. When the Civil War broke out he
offered his services to the Government, and
was commissioned a Brigadier-General by
President Lincoln on Slay 17, 1861. He
Berved with-his brigade in the first battle of
Bull Run, in which the Federal army was
defeated. He next served in West Virginia
under General Rosecrans, and did some brilliant
fighting at McDowell and Cross Keys.
General Fremont then entrusted him with the
command of a division, and while leading the I
m llrst division or rranz bigers Corps at the |
M ?3cond battle of Bull Run his right arm was
9 shattered by a musket ball, incapacitating
M him for service for some time. In Septem- I
IB bar, 1S62. he was promoted to be a Major[ft
General, and in December of that year he !
took command of the Middle Department
H and Eighth Corps at Baltimore. He renH
dered effective service in the Gettysburg
General Schenck was nominated for ConW
zress against the anti-war Democrat, ValjH
landingham, and, though the district was
Democratic, he carried the election, and re
signing his post in the army took
wHhls seat in tne House of Representa^ tives
on December 3, 1863. He was
^ immediatelv made Chairman of the Com
mittee on Military Affairs, and during this
Hand the following Congress his position enHabled
him to do valuable service to the FedjHeral
cause. He was re-elected to the two j
^Bsucceeding Congresses, and throughout the j
^ exciting times, during and after the I
RBwar, he took a leading part in the proceed.- j
Hinc? of the House. During his last term
Iie was Chairman of the Ways and Means |
Committee and leader of the House, succeedng
Thad Stevens in command of the Remblicaii
party. He was Minister to Engand
in 1870, and in 1871 was one of
he Alabama Claims Commissioners, reaming
this last office for five years,
vhen he resigned. Sinca that time he
las made his home in Washington, where he
a warm favorite. He was a familiar
^n*e at Republican gatherings there, but
Ltook uo active part in politics. His life
Bid been several times despaired of during
he last decade, but his hardy constitution
tnd strong will pulled him through.
Secretary Blaine was much attached to
General Schenck, and sent an affectionate
tote when he heard of his illness. In his
took Mr. Blaine pays General Schenck a j
earm compliment. "No man in Congress
luring the present generation," he |
ays, ' has rivaled General Schenck |
? a five-minute debater. Iu the five- j
ainute discussion in Committee of the I
Vhole he was an intellectual marvel. The |
ompactness and clearness of his statement, i
he facts and arguments which he could mar- |
hal in that brief time were a constant sur- j
(rise and delight to his hearers."
T A mriT> tTTlTTTri
MB LATJbit JNiiWa.
B U.vnED States Minister Reid, who ar- j
^Hived at New York from Paris, stated thai !
^Considerable disappointment was felt it I
^BYance over the location of the World's Fail j
ml Eighteen' residences, the bridge and a
^^Husiness block ia Bryan, Ohio, Lave been j
mb Circuit Judge William L. Jackson' died 1
Louisville, Ky., from Bright's disease. |
BH Justice James V. Campbell, of theMichi- !
j^Han Supreme Court, died suddenly from heart j
H^Msease at his home in Detroit.
Infl Archbishop Michael Heiss, of the Mil- I
H^Kah Di<vp?? died at Lacrosse Hosnital. i
^^ lilwaukee, Wis., at tho age of seventy-two
HB Thk Ways and Means majority decided to
j^^Kstore hides to the free list.
Warrants were sworn out in WashingB^^caXqr
the arrest of C. A. Newton and J. J.
^^HwfjjL^pon a charge of violating the Civil
Mr|^Hk law in soliciting and receiving conP^^HRitions
from Government employes for
BS^Thz annual eight-oared boat race on the
^^Bhames between crews representing Oxford
B^Hid Cambridge Universities, was won by
HHJohn Godman, a young American, blew
BBt his brains at a private hotel in Paris,
B^K*ance. He was out of funds.
HHa hurricane at Townsville, Austraha, j
K^B>oded the town and caused much damage. j
O^&veral persons were drowned.
B|Hprixce Bismarck had a farewell inter- j
H^Hew with Emperor William,and was greeted !
j^^Bth popular demonstrations of respect and '
n^Hfection as he drove through tho streets of 1
HHa violent earthquake has occurred in ;
B^p*ieste, Austria, and its vicinity.
HHAbout fifteen hundred houses were de- J
^^H*oyed by fire in Tokio, Japan, and seventy- i
were partially destroyed. Two persons j
H^^kre killed and about twenty-five firemen
^^^ere more or less severely injured. On the
raoHeceding day 187 houses were burned in the
H^fty, and a week later about eight hundred
^Hd sixty were destroyed and several firemen [
jgjj^Kre injured. The fires wore of accidental |
A BKAVI GIRL'S DEED.
Donnelly Plackily Saves an
Old Man's Life.
^^Hftamie Donnelly, sixteen years old, of New
Hjj^Rrven, Conn., saved the life of an old man
^ the of injury to herself. The man's
wedged between the track and the
H^^fluat a crossing of the Derby Railroad,
engine was rapidly approaching.
|K Donnelly went to nis assistance. Her
B^^Huggles to pull his foot from the fastenwere
unsuccessful, but Miss Donnelly
B^Ki determined to save the old man's life.
Hh a pair of scissors she cut the laces
BK shoes, pulled out the foot and got the
HEjBn off the track just before the engine
HKEB big crowd cheered the young girl as she
re'Tea6edi followed Dy the old
BHrs expressions of gratitude.
GENERAL CROOK DEAD.
The Famous Indian Fighter Suddenly
Expires in Chicago.
MAJOR-GENERAL GEOROE CRGOt
Major-General George Crook, United I
States army, in command of the Department
of the Missouri, died suddenly at the Grand
Pacific Hotel, Chicago, at 7:15 o'clock the
other morning of heart disease.
General Crook was born near Dayton,
Ohio, September 8, 1828, and graduated from
the Military Academy at West Point in the
class of '53. He was immediately assigned as
Second Lieutenant to the Fourth Infantry,
then stationed on the Pacific coast. Here he
hn/1 thn ?Hvanhft(r? of active frontier sarvicn
till the outbreak of the Civil War in 1881.
His principal Indian fighting at that time
was iu the nogue and Pitt Rivers campaigns
He had attained his captaincy when he returned
East to take command of the Thirtysixth
Ohio Volunteers. His first service was
in West Virginia, where he distinguished
himself by his activity in that broken and
difficult country. Thence he was transferred
to Maryland and Virginia, attracting attention
by his vigor and celerity, which led to
his appointment to the command of the Second
Cavalry Division in the Army of the
Tennessee, July, 1853.
After the war he held several commissions,
and in 1873 was despatched to Arizona to settle
the Apache question, which had beeD the
chief problem of Pacific Department Commanders
since 1848. He settled it, and settled
it to stay. Probably no exploit stands
at the credit of the United States Cavalry so
arduous as General Crook's mountain campaign
against the Apaches. At its end, both
norses and men were worn out, but the
Apache was worn out for good.
I a?? in fKa Qi'nn v\r*a_
JUOIA714 AAA WIW, vuw WiVUA Vi VUViVJ J/l vsented
tnemselv?3 for settlement, and the selection
of a commander to settle them fell
naturally on General Crook. He inflicted
severe blows on the Indians at Powder and
Tongue Rivers. The savages withdrew to
make their successful attack on the gallant
Custer. Crook received reinforcements,
and pursued them so vigorously that by May,
1877, he brought them to submission.
Trouble in Arizona called General Crook
thither again in 1883. On this occasion he
captured the whole band or tribe of Chiricahuas.
He next reduced them to the habit of
industry, aud within three years had them
and neighboring bands self-supporting.
General Crook was known to the country
at large as a friend to all Indians anxious to
do right and live at peace. His firm advocacy
of the cause of the Dakota Poncas in 1881,
and his unswerving friendship of such of the
Apache bands as kept faith with the whites,
attracted favorable attention throughout the
country. He would have held his position
four years, retiring in 1894.
A UA.BI urriuiin.
A Child a Few "Weeks Old Commissioned
The youngest commissioned officer in our
military is no doubt John A. Logan, thfl
third, who has been commissioned a Lieutenant
in the Logan Rifles, a company of the
Fifth Regiment of.Ohio militia stationed at
Cleveland. John A." Logan, Jr., is Captain
of this Company. The babe thus commissioned?for
he is only a few weeks old?is a
grandson of the late John A. Logan, and the
commission was issued at the request of
Colonel Gibbons, of the Fifth Regiment, who
stated in a letter to Governor Campbell that
the boy is intended for the army and suggested,
"Considering Captain Logan's intense
interest in the National Guard, as well
as the little fellow's intended future, that a
commission as Lieutenant in the Logan Rifles,
? c T? TrvKn
oumptllljr' JZJj ruiu xuiauil J, WO i/vitii
Alexander Logan 3, dated February 12,
1890." This latter date is the child's birthday.
Colonel Gibbons added, "I am sure if
General Logan were alive to-day he would
be highly pleased." The commission wa|
promptly made out and forwarded,
The Emperor of China has entered upon a
career of energetic reform.
Julia Wakd Howe is the best Greek
scholar of her sex in this country.
It is stated that Emin Pasha will shortly
withdraw from the service of Egypt.
Lord Sat.isbcry, the British Premier, is
getting so fleshy that his friends are worried
President Carxot, of France, considers
Americans the most interesting foreigners
who visit Paris.
William W. Story, the sculptor, is
small of stature, white of moustache and
musical 01 voice.
The Empress of Germany has inherited
seventeen rows of pearls from the late exEmpress
Lord Tennyson recently wrote to a London
friend that ho would never again write
a po9m for publication.
W. J. Arkkll, the New York newspaper
proprietor, is organizing an expedition to explore
the interior of Alaska.
Senator Dixon, of Rhode Island, says
that socially the United States Senate is
very like a large private club.
Ex-Secretary Bayard is said not to
have entered the Senate Chamber since he
left it to become a Cabinet officer.
George Francis Train has left Tacoma,
Wash., on his trip around the world to beat
the records of all previous globe girdlers.
Ex-Esiperor Dom Pedro is said to have
no id?a of the value of money. He continues
to live in the most extravagant style.
Secretary Tracy has already grown
tired of hotel life and has about concluded
arrangements for leasing a house on C street,
cv>nh parkiin rvmiqantafl clva
to the world, through the columns of a Paris
paper, his impressions of his recent tour
Senator Vance, of North Carolina, says
that his State produced more gold prior to
the discovery of mines in California than all
other States put together.
It is reported that ex-Empress Eugenie,
of France, in her lonely and sorrowful age,
has taken to writing verse, and that some of
it is pretty good verse, too.
Representative Gibson, of Maryland, is
considered the handsomest member of the
Lower House of Congress. He is also the best
terrapin cook in Washington.
Field Marshal Moltke still dons the
military uniform, but ha3 laid aside his
sword, which he only wears on formal occasions
and when he calls on the Emperor.
Senator Brown, of Georgia, has had a
long public service. He is seventy years
old, and has been State Senator, Presidential
Elector, Governor for four terms, Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia,
and United States Senator.
The n?w Duke of Aosta. who would be
come heir to the ltaliau throne lu the event
of the death of the weakly and delicate
Crown Prince, is a tall, handsome young
man, with perfectly cut features. He is exceedingly
' wealthy, havis* inherited from
his mother a fortune of $d/j00,000.
Paralysis is stealing a march on M. Pas
tcur, the distinguished French scientist. He
had one attack some years ago, which left him
with a dead leg. The eyelids are now all
but inert, and the timbre of the voice has
altered for the worse, and the speech is thick
and embarrassed. There are wild twitches
in the face. But the mind is as keen as
Ozark County, Mo., has a population of
12,000, of whom 9000 are not taxpayers. In
Gainesville, the county town, is the county
iail, a structure oi logs, eight by ten foetand
twenty feet high.
In the Senate.
63d Day.?The amendments adopted in
the Committee of the Whole on the Blair
bill were reported to the Senate and accepted,
ind the decisive question was put on the
engrossment and tliird reading of the bill.
It was found that on a call of tha yeas and
nays thirty-six Senators had voted against a
third reading, and only thirty-two in favor
of it. Mr. Blair, after satisfying himself that
there was an actual majority against the bill,
changed his vote, for the purpose of moving
a reconsideration at some future date; ana
the final official announcement made the vote
against the bill thirty-seven to thirty-one.
64th Day.?Mr. Sherman's Anti-Trust bill
was discussed by Messrs. Sherman, Alliso/i,
Hiscock, Vest and others.
65th Day.?The Senate bill to promote
the efficiency of the General Land Office (increasing
the salary of the Commissioner to
*5000 and of the Assistant Commissioner to
$3500) gave ris3 in the Senate to a
long discussion, at the end of which
it was laid aside without action....
The bill appropriating $300,000 for a public
building at San Diego, Cal., was debated at
length and passed... .Mr. Blair introduced a
I new educational bill.... About fifty of the
bills on the calendar were passed?most of
| them privat3 pension bills.
66th Day.?Several petitions against the
ratification of the extradition treaty with
Russia were presented in the Senate from
Massachusetts and Missouri... .The Sherman
Trust bill was debated by several Senators,
?? "" am nroa fal/nn Mo inriftr onrl
minority reports concerning the election of
the Montana Senators were presented from
the Committee on Elections.
I CTth Day.?A good deal of progress was
made with the Sherman Anti-Trust bill.
Various amendments, proposed by Messrs.
Reagan and Ingalls, were accepted and
incorporated in the bill, until it was about
four times its original length. ...Mr. Farwell
introduced a bill to pension Mrs. Crook,
widow of General Crook. Referred... .Mr.
Morrill introduced a bill to establish an educational
fund, by setting apart the net proceeds
of sales of public lands and a portion of
the receipts from land-grant railroads. Referred.
08th Day.?The Senate sat till after dusk
trying to reach a vote on the Sherman AntiTrust
bill. The most that could be accomplished,
however, was the completion of the
measure in Committee of the Whole and its
report to the Senate The "World's Fail
bill was received and referred to the special
committee having that subject in charge
A joint resolution was passed, authorizing
the Secretary of the Treasury to remove th?
naval magazine from Ellis Island, New York
harbor, to some other site, $75,000 being ap
propriated for this purpose, and a like sum
to enable him to improve the island for immigration
In the House.
72d Day.?The House resumed the consideration
of the Mudd-Compton contested
> 1 j- J
eiocuon case, auu was uuui osdou **** .v/c?
ton, the sitting member, in hi3 own behalf.
A debate followed, and at the close Mr.
Moore, on behalf of the minority of the Committee
on Elections offered a resolution declaring
Compton entitled to the seat. This
was defeated?yeas 145, nays 155. The majority
resolution declaring Mudd entitled to
the seat was adopted?yeas 159, nays 145....
Mr. Mudd then appeared and took the oath
73d Day.?Immediately after the reading
of the journal the Houso went into Committee
of the Whole (Mr. Burrows in the j
chair) on the Pension Appropriation bill, j
After a debate, in which Messrs. Cutcheon,
Boothmau and Outhwaite took part, the
committoe arose and the bill was passed.
74th Day.?Mr. Lawler presented the remonstrance
of the Chicago Wholesale Shoe
and Leather Association against the imposition
of duty upon hides. Referred....
The Timber-culture law was repealed....
Eulogies were pronounced upon the late E.
J. Gay, of Louisiana.
75th Day.?Mr. Henderson, from thf I
Committee on Appropriations, reported bach 1
the Urgent Deficiency bill, with Senate
amendments thereto, with the recommendation,
that certain of those amendments bt
concurred in and certain non-concurred in
The recommendations of the committee were
agreed to and a conference was ordered....
The bill to create a public park in the Dis
trict of Columbia was discussed without ao
tion....A bill for the erection of a public
building at Elizabeth, N. J., to cost $250,000.
was introduced oy i>ir. ueissennainer.
76th Day.?The Chicago World's Fair bil!'
was passed with an amendment postponing
the opening of the Fair to May, 1893.
77th Day.?Mr. Cannon, from the Com>
mittee on Rules, reported a resolution making
the Wyoming Admission bill a special i
order for the day. The resolution was I
adopted, and the Wyoming bill was then j
taken up and discussed.
CAPTURED AN AMAZON.
An Old Woman Who Has Long Do
fled the Law at Last in Jail.
After many unsuccessful attempts tli*
authorities of Accomack, Va., have fmallj
succeeded in capturing Margaret Thome,
who for many years has evaded arrest, though
convicted by the court. She is about GO years
of age. of immense size, weighing nearly 30G
pounds,and as strong as any man. Her influence
is great,especially with the "Charlestowu
Tigers," an organization of young
i'ellows who have no respect for the law.
Mrs. Thorne has been again and again conlinimfuriMinul
has always kopt out of jail. On one occasion,
when they came unexpectedly into her house
she stripped oir all but one garment and then >
defiantly dared tho officers to take her to i
jail. Not cariug to take her through the j
country in that condition, the officers with- I
drew, nor was she again molested until [
Judge Gillett, recently elected, took his seat '
on the bench.
He determined to enforce the law, and is- j
sued a bench warrant for Margaret's arrest, |
and ordered that she be placed in jail to serve j
a six mouths' sentence imposed by the last
court. Knowing the woman's desperate
character, Constable Guenther assembled
a posse and proceeded after midnight
to arrest her. On reaching her
house they broko down the door.
Margaret was in bed and refused to get up i
or put on any clothing. Some of the men j
attempted to pull her out, but the woman
fought like a tiger, aud for a time kopt I
the officers at bay. Her daughter*, who, j
like their mother, are of herculean build, !
came to Margaret's assistance aud a pitched
battle ensued. After a fight, during which
some pretty hard knocks were received
on both sides, the old amazon \
was buud led in blankets, hustled into a car- I
riage and driven ofi'. Her captors had only i
time to withdraw when a detachment of tho 1
Charlestowu Tigers reached the cottago to
help the old woman. Margaret is now in
jail, abusing the Judge and swearing to get !
even when she gets our.
A WILD GIRL'S FREAK.
Disguised as a Boy She Steals a
Horse and. Runs Away.
Agnes Rankin, an attractive young girl,
living near Trenton, Ky., was put in jail at
Hickman, Ky., charged with horse stealing.
One night she dressed up in boy's clothing,
went to the farm of Thomas Spiller and stole
the finest horse he had in the stable, rode the
animal to Fulton and sold it to Emmet Reed,
a livery stable keeper, for $30; then she fled
from the State into Tennessee, landing in
Greenfield, where she was arrested on telei
grams announcing the theft of the horse by
a boy. She proved sne was not a Doy ana
was released, but was rearrested at Crockett's
Station, Tenn., and transferred to the
county jail at Hickman. She is a farmer's
daughter, but of a wild disposition, and was
inspired to her escapade by dime novels.
An Explosion of Glycerine Kills
"While a man named Barr was hauling a
quantity of nitro glycerine at Stone, Ind., it
exploded, blowing Barr to atoms and instantly
killing a mother and her babe. Barr's
horses were also killed and his wagon tortJ
The explosion dug up a circle of ground
about sixty yards in diameter, tore the windows
from the house in which the woman
was sitting with her child, and wrought general
havoc. No traces of either the man or
horses were to be found, excepting smalJ
pieces of flesh hanging upon the trees remote
from the spotwh^re the explosion occurred.
I WINDOM'S SILVER BILL.
I Chairman Conner's Report iu
Favor of Its Passage.
He Says That It Will Gfive an j
Impetus to Business.
The report upon theWindom Silver bill
by Chairman Conger, of the House Committee
on Coinage, Weights and Measures,
is a very elaborate one, and has the endorsement
of Secretary "Windom. After referring
to the great importance of the silver question,
it says: "The outlawry of silver by
Germany, "the suspension acts of France and
the other Governments of the T.atin Union,
the results of our own legislation, the
gradual retirement of national bank circulation,
our rapidly increasing population, the
unparalleled growth of trade, commerce and
the important industry of silver, the depressed
condition of agriculture, all demand
some immediate and judicious legislation."'
After stating the total amount of money in
circulation on March 1 the report continues.
"During the last year our national bank
circulation was reduced by redemption of
notes to the amount of $37,599,229. This retirement
will continue in a greater or less
amount from year to year, and yet our popula
I tion and business is increasing at a marvelous
rate. Some means must therefore bo devised
to supply this deficiency and to meet these
new demands. No better or safer plan can
be adopted than to utilize our own precious
metals, the product of our silver mines
and smelters. This bill, in the judgment
of your committee, provides a simple, practical,
and economical method of converting
this silver into money or its equivalent. Our
people have not taken kindly to coined silvet
as a general circulating medium, but very
much prefer its paper representative. This
is conclusively proven by the fact that, although
the Treasury Department ships silver
from Florida to Alaska, yet it has been able
to put out and keep in circulation less than
one silver dollar for each individual in the
nation. The paper representation is evident
ly what is wanted, and it is immaterial tc
business whether it represents coin or bullioc
?whether a bullion dollar or a dollar's worth
| of bullion, if equivalent and staple value.
ltThe notes to be issued under this bill are
| based on bullion, and are to be redeemed in
silver bullion or gold at the option of th<
Government, or in standard silver dollars ii
the holder desires them. This value must
therefore, be positively staple aud eannol
fluctuate, for -whether the price of bulliot
goes up or down, the note is always worth
absolutely 100 cents. It is not true- thai
silver nnder this act is demonetized 01
treated simply as a commodity, bat on th?
contrary it is monetized in the highest and
most desirable sense. This act opens ouj
mints to the monetizing of all the silver dug
from our mines or reduced in our smelters
and it is hampered by no statutory limita
tions or fixed amounts, but is left to the fret
ant) natural course of production and trade.'
The report prophesies that under- this acl
the production of crude ore would increasi
and prices advance, and the circulation o!
money be increased by 15,000,000 per month
Then it says:
"A demand would thus be created for th<
entire product of all our own silver mines
The $2,000,000 sent abroad will be withhelf
and the price of 9ilver ba materially en
hanced thereby. Under the provisions o'
this bill silver would unquestionably appra
ciatc 111 value, ana me prooauiucy is mat i
would rapidly Approach a parity with goli
at the ratio long ago fixed by law, viz., lo tx
1. If this should happen then our mints cai
safely be opened to freo coinage, as provide:
by this bill. The silver problem, as respect;
the world and our silver,, is in such a com
plicated condition at present that i
is impossible to make a cor
rect and permanent solution a
once. Ultimate freo and unlimited coinagi
of silver, with proper use of paper represen
tatives, is certainly desirable and ought to b
attainable, but with the present attitude o
the other great commercial nations towari
silver, and with its present market price, i
would be neither safe nor politic for ou
Government to make the experiment o
once. The bill is only tentative in it
terms and character, but the conch
tions to be met are exceptional am
transitory. To risk a general disturbanc
of values, and while professedly seeking to in
crease the currency to threaten the with
drawal from circulation of $504,112,007 o
gold and gold certificates now outstanding
relying solely upon the belief that th
United States can execute such an un
dertaking, is,, in our judgment, an ac
which we. charged with the pub
lie welfare, have no moral right to do. Ti
give silver or it* representative full mone
tary character, and yet interfere with nc
great commercial interest, at the same tinu
vastly increasing tlie market for silvo
and swelling the volume of sound an<
safe currency, is the public need whict
the accompanying bill seeks to satisfy,
The Treasury notes proposed will represent al
all times their face value in bullion, and car
nuit.hpv hr their- fihc.mnpss tlriva out othfll
forms of currency,, nor by their clearness bi
driven out. Through them silver will havi
free circulation, limited only by the produ?
lion of this lation, and bimetalism will b?
established in this country as the recognized
The x-epcrt says this- act v/ill satisfy tilt
manufacturer and tradesman, because it wil
give frcsli impetus to business. It sliouk
satisfy agriculturists for the increased
volumo of money always raises price?, and i\
should satisfy the workman by increasing
his wages. "It is a stop, and a long stop, ic
the direction of free coinage at a fixed ana
agreed national ratio, and, in our judgment,
the largest step which can be safely taken ir
Ix Tacoma, Wash., they have an electric
The prospects are that California will have
a big wheat crop.
It is announced that all Russian import
duties will be raised in June.
The National House of Representatives
has about 1100 bills on the calendar.
The North Dakota Senate rejected all the
appointments made by the Governor.
The cold weather killed at least one-third
of the tobacco plants in North Carolina.
a movement in favor of a Methodist sisterhood
is making muoh progress in London.
The new French ministry announces a policy
of active work and political conciliation.
The Bulgarian Government is about to expend
$15,000,000 upon the construction of
Over 1000 men have been cutting ice on
I the lakes around Pittsfield, Mass., for a New
[ Recent returns to the Department of
i Agricultural show a revival of interest in
Heavy purchases of bonds by the Treasury
Department have reduced the available sur1
plus to about $20,000,000.
I Thomas Hope, of New York, bequeathed
$400,000 to found a hospital at Langholm,
Scotland, where ho was born.
The dock strikes in Liverpool had a serious
effect upou transatlantic traffic, both as reI
gards passengers and freight.
It has been finally determined to putGene|
ral Lafayette's statue in the upper part of
Lafayette Square in Washington.
A bill reducing the legal rate of interest
from ten to eight per cent, has been passed
by both Houses of the Iowa Legislature.
The President has been authorized by act
i of Congress to confer brevet rftnk on army
, officers for gallantry in campaigns against
I the Indians.
j Efforts are being made in Toronto to enj
courage the exportation of Canadian cattle
to Ireland, whore, it is said, there is considerable
demand for them.
| Guards were placed on the endangered
I levees at New Orleans with Winchester rifles
' with instructions to shoot any one approaching
the levees at night.
The Cifrp of Minneapolis has appropriated
: the sum of $15,000 for the enrichment of its
j public library through the purchase of rare
cooks and manuscripts.
After forty years of Mormon rule, all the
: city of Salt Lake has to show Is some sets of
books that the most expert bookkeeper in the
universe cannot balance.
The constitutionality of the Mississippi
law compelling railroad companies to provide
separate cars for white and colored people
has been affirmed by the Supreme Court.!
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THE NEWS EPITOMIZED,
Eastern and Middle States.
, The Legislative Committee in the Massachusetts
Legislature reported a bill giving
women the right to vote in municipal elections.
A Hungarian woman told the police of
Harrison, N. J., that a house that had been
burned two years ago, and in which two lives
were lost, had been deliberately set on fira.
Six arrests were made.
Lucius Tuttle, Trunk Line Commissioner,
has resigned to become general manager
of the New York, New Haven and Hartford
Tiie house of Benjamin Downey, Stony
Hill, Penn., was burned, and when the ruins
were examined the charred body of Downey
Joseph J. Steck, a well-known oil man,
was instantly killed at Reno, Penn., while as- J
sisting to draw the tools from one of the
The fishing schooner H. A. Duncan, of I
Gloucester, Mass., lost six of her crew in '
dories during a recant snowstorm.
.The jury in the Flack conspiracy case in
New York city found a verdict of guilty
against the three defendants, Sheriff Flack'
his son, "Will" Flack, and Joseph Meeks. The
jury in giving the verdict, made a strong
recommendation for extreme executive clemency.
Samuel R. Green was shot and instantly
killed by Ira E. Briggs. near Norwich, Conn.
Green threatened to cut Briggs's throat, and
it is believed that he was taken suddenly in*
sane. The Coroner's verdict was "excusable
Two trains collided near Pertage, N. Y.,
killing three men, and fatally injuring another.
The engines and twelve cars were demolished.
John S. Farlow, President of the Cincinnati,
Sandusky and Cleveland Railroad,
died suddenly at his home in Newton, Mass.
A bill to'provide for sixty scholarships in
the-Agricultural College of New Jersey wa3
passod by the House at Trenton, N. J.
An insane woman endeavored to burn
the insane- asylum at Lancaster, Penn.,
and nearly succeeded. Great excitement:
prevailed among the inmate3 of the asylum.
The wholesale dry goods commission
house of Ross Campbell & Co., New York
city, failed with liabilities of about 3125,000.
A Texas steer escaped from the abattoir
at Jersey City, N. J., and it ran two mile9 I
and wounded four prople before it stuck in
the mud, and was killed by a policemen.
Eight engineers and firemen on the Reading
Railroad have been discharged for drinking.
J. F. Anderson, collector of Milford
Township, N.. J., for the last three years, is
$4000 short in his accounts.
A boy is said to hav& died of yellow fever
near Reading, Penn.
Burt Gardner, Dolphica Ranault and
Michael Mulvey, painters, fell from a scaffold
at Lawrence, Mass. Garduer was
killed, and Mulvey and Ranault badly injured.
South and. West.
Dr. M. A. Rust, one of the oldest and
most Drominect German physicians in Rich
mond* Va, fell from a ladder at his residence
and was instantly killed.
E. B. McCuRDr. a train conductor, was
shot and seriously wounded by a colored man j
named Jake Daniels, and in turn the conductor
shot and killed the colored man. It happened
while the train was near Bay Minetta,
C. A. Searles and W. C. Paine ware arrested
in Missoula, Mont., for robbing the
Northern Pacific Express office at Bramerd,
Minn., of $15,000 about a year ago.
The stearaboat-owners in Baltimore, Md.,
appointed a committee to confer with members
of Congress to ask for an immediate repeal
of the objectionable features of the
United States inspection and census laws.
A warehouse, bath establishment and
oight cottages at Jacksonville, Fla., have been
destroyed by fire, causing a loss of about
Dan Gruells, fanner at Kelat, K7., was
taken from his home and hang6d. Several
years ago he dealt in .cattle and gave bad
checks, and fled to the mountains.
A dispatch fromDansville, Va., says that
more than 200 moonshiners have established
a fortified camp in Franklin County, and
openly defy tne authority of the United
States. They have over 100 illicit stills in
operation and are producing thousands of
barrels of whiskey on which no duty is paid.
The District Attorney at Jackson, Miss.,
made an affidavit against ex-State Treasurer
W. L. Hemingway, charging him with embezzlement
of State funds. Hemingway was
A fast steamer has been fitted out in San
Francisco for seal poaching in Behring Sea by
a company of local and Eastern capitalists,
who believe there are big profits in illicit
sealing when every pelt can be sold for
Edmc.vd Nicholas (colored) was handed
at Franklin, La., for the murder of a girl,
and Prince Saunders (colored) suffered the
same fata at Plaquemine, La., for the same
Tommy Wixeman*, twelve years old, shot
and killed Bertie Polhamua, eleven years old,
at Joliefc, 111., (luring a quarrel over marblas
The body of A. W. Longley, of Dayton,
Ky.t a well-known merchant, was found in
the Ohio River twenty miles below Cincinnati.
United. States Marshall Newlin\ with
two deputies, boarded the brigantine Ernes- j
tine at Delaware Breakwater, and brought j
ashore five mutineers in irons who, by i
refusing duty, had caused tho vessel to put in '
The business nortion of Hamilton, 111., has-j
been destroyed by fire.
The Cocopali Indians went on the warpatb i
in Southern California. They were reported j
to be murdering the Mexican settlers and |
fighting among themselves.
Mcch damage has been done in the Ohio i
Valley by the river overflowing. Thesitua? j
tion along the Mississippi was very threaten' ,
William Ki.vnet, Peter McGinnis- and I
Torn liurke. of Cincinnati, went out on the j
Ohio River to look at the high water. Their
skiff capsized and all were drowned.
A NORTH-BOtLSD train ran into a misplaced
switch in Nashv&Je, Teun.,, killing
two inen, injuring severa) others, wrecking
mauy freight cars and damaging the depot
Ix searching the ruins of the recent fire
in Seattle, Wash., the charred remains of
three bodies were found?two. men and one
a torn-ado inflicted considerable damage |
in portions of South Carolina, principally at
Sumter and vicinity, au,d a number of fatalities
The Midway Hotel at Kearney, Neb., has
bean destroyed by flro, and Harry Deming,
of South Omaha, a guest, was killed by
imnninor frrvm n windo W. It TVaS OUC Of tb.C
linfsfc hotels in tin State, aud cost$100,000.
Mrs. John Lowri-e, wife of a farmer living
ut G'harlestown, Ohio, has given birth to
four children?two boys and two girls?all
alive and well developed.
Fire in the business portion of Laredo,
Texas, destroyed property worth $100,000.
Colonel Richard Owen, a well-known
Indianian, died from drinking embalming
fluid by mistake.
Four boys woro drowned in the Missouri
River, near Florence, Neb., while out hunting.
One man was killed and seven iujurod in a
train wi-eck near Huron, Mont.
The Kansas prairie fires have been subdued.
There was no loss of life, but the damage
to stock aud farm produce in store is estimated
Dr. J. S. Dorsett, Superintendent of the
State Lunatic Asylum at Austin, Texas, was
assaulted and dangerously injured by a lunatic
named McD ermott.
Mayor Davidson, of Baltimore, has received
a letter from the British Consul-Ge:ieral
to Jamaica, inviting the citizens of Baltimore
to participate in the Jamaica Exposi|
The Journeymen Bakers' and Confectioners'
International Union of America memorialized
Congress not to ratify the Russian Ex- I
tradition Treaty or any other oxtradition i
treaty with Russia.
The House Committee on Agriculture authorized
Mr. Allen to report a bill providing
for the transfer of the Signal Service from
the War Department to tha Department ot
The President has nominated John F, Seiby
United States Attorney for - tha- District
o? North Dakota; Major Thaddeus H. Stanton,
Paymaster, to be Lieutenant-Colonel and
Deputy Paymaster-General: and Calvin T.
Spaulaing, Postmaster at Brainerd, Minn.
President Harrison has issued a proclamation
warning all persons against entering
the waters of Behring Sea for the purpose of
killing otter, mink, marten, sable or fur seal
or other fur-bearing animals with'n the limits
of Alaska Territory or the waters thereof.
Thomas Brown, alias George Carter
(colored), was shot and fatally wounded
shortly after midnight in Washington by Lee
Quong, a Chinaman, who charges that
Brown was trying to rob the laundry o?
JfoSTMASTER-GENERAL Wanamaker received
a letter postmarked New York, inclosing
a $1000 United Stat03 gold note, and
one $500 gold note, which the sender desired
him to place to the credit of the Consicence
The House Committee on Elections voted
in favor of the seated Democratic memben
from the contested First Indiana and Ninth.
Emperor William has offered Prince Bismarck
a Dukedom and made him a field
marshal. He has also made Count Herbert
Bismarck Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The mine owners of England having
agreed to raise the wages of the striking
miners ten per cent, the men resumed work.
The School Act, abolishing the right of
the Roman Catholics to have sepa rate sehools
and obliging all classes of the community topatronize
the national secular schools has
passed the Manitoba Legislature.
Advices have been received from Quillimono
Pnot. Afrinn thAt". VlA.fi A Pnrf.11.
lunuoi I *** * *W??^ ' ? ? ?. - ?
guese customs official and his escort of 300
natives have been massacred near Lake
Several foreign Hebrews have b6en arrested
at Leipsic, Germany, on th 3 charge of
While dispersing riotous workman at
Koepenick, Germany, two policemen were'
Alexander Shaw, a society leader in
Montreal, pleaded guilty to embezzlement and
was sentenced to six months' imprisonment.
The amount of his stealings reacned $24,000.
The British steamer Virent, from Sulina,
Roumania. for London, has bean abandoned
at fsea, with her shaft broken. The mate and
fourteen other men belonging to the steamer
Forged notes to the amount of 500,000
pesetas were discovered in a package of.
funds brought to a bank at Madrid, Spain.
FrvE hundred Russian students have been
arrested for rioting at St. Petersburg. They
demanded the restoration of liberal regulations.
Much damage has been done by floods in
The Labor Conference at Berlin adopted a
resolution favoring the prohibition of the
employment of children under twelve years
of age in factories and mines.
The steamer E. Gwendoline foundered off
the coast of Wales, and several of her crew
A baxd of Servian militia tried to capture
the Bosnian villago of Granje, but was repulsed
after a sharp fight by Austrian gendarmes.
During the engagement several were
killed on both sides. The Austrian Government
has demanded an explanation of the
affair from Servia.
The German authorities have hanged a
slave-dealer named Swahili for trying to
embark slaves at Bagamoyo, on the East
The Danish Minister of War announced
in the Folkething at Copenhagen that
Socialist workmen would not be employed in
The new extradition treaty between England
and the United States was formally
signed by the Queen and countersigned by
At Paliama, in Crete, a priest was dragged
from his pulpit and paraded through Jthe
streets amid the jeers of the mob. Sixtyfour
of the villagers were starving in
ALIVE IN ITS OOPFHT,
Mourners at a Wako Frightened
When the Corpse Began to Cry.
Christopher O'Neii, of New Brunswick, N.
J., called his friends to his houso to hold a
wake over tho body of his child. The wake
was in duo progress when tho mourners
were suddenly terribly frightened, for
the supposed corpse, clad in its'gravo clothes,
sat up in the coffin and began to
cry lustily. In a moment the
baby's aunt recovered her presence of
mind and grabbed the little one from its
narrow bed, gasping out: "Bless the Lord,
The wake became a night of rejoicing, for
the doctor who was summoned said he
thought the child was likely to live.
But their joy was prematnre, for next day
tho child was seized with convulsions and
died. The second wake was even sadder than
A t.a rnr bureau will soon b$ established
at the Brooklyn Labor Lyceum.
The New England granite manufacturers
will pay their men byihe hour after May 1.
There are many silk ribbon_ weavers out
of employment at present in ISevr York ana
The 5000 girls, who work in the stores and
factories of Detroit average between $4 and
$o a week.
The Indianapolis. Builders' Exchange has
notified the Building Trades' Union that it
will oppose the eight hour movement.
Eight thousand employes of the Armstrong
gun works, at Elswick, England,
struck for a working day of eight hours.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Companypaid
last year to their Employes' Relief Fund $70,160,
and the employes contributed 1377,461.
The committee of the Berlin Labor Conference,
presided over by Jules Simon, agreed
to the exclusion of children under twelve
The lumbermen in the Adirondack region
of New York are said to have cut twice as
many logs during the last season as they did
in the winter of 1885-9.
Out of 10,413 members of the Brotherhood
of Carpenters who have voted on the eighthour
proposition, 9095 recorded themselves
in favor of it and 34 against it.
Bernard David, a well-known union
cigar-maker of New York city, says that any
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memutsr w uu w an ..uu ?.
the year round is a lucky man.
There is a movement on foot in San Francisco.
to bring into a federation all the union
men engaged there as sailors, firemen, dock
laborers, stevedores and 'longshoremen.
The Journeymen Bakers' Union is about
to organize the men working in the cracker
bakeries whose wages are very low, while
their hours of labor are more than in bread
and cake bakeries.
A brass founder in Montreal died recently
leaving $500,000 to his workingmen. Five
hundred received $400 apiece, while three
foremen are left to manage the business and
are provided with capital to carry it on.
A number of European manufacturers are
trying the profit-sharing system as an experiment.
A Norwegian manufacturer who paid
his man 5100 per year tor wages laouwi s??w
each of them $105 as their share of the annual
Attorney-General Michener, of Indiana,
has declared officially that the State
Eight-Hour law is constitutional: He says
that the State has powef to limit the hours of
labor, just as it has the power to send children
to school or to enact sanitary measures.
John Devlin, of Detroit, who is a member
of the General Executive Board of the
Knights of Labor, is also United States Consul
at Windsor, Canada. He was one of
President Cleveland's appointments. His
friends say that he has been assured that
President Harrison will not attempt to disturb
The distance traveled In the Interior 01
Africa by Mr. Stanley personally is estimated
at 5400 miles, of which all but 1000 were on
foot. The expedition occupied throe yean
and rescued 300 persous at a coat 9? 1?5S tU&E
DESIGN FOB A RESIDENCE,
A Handsome Conutry House?Description
ot the Design.
(Copyright by the author.)
Bounteous crops and an unlimited dciman J
for them at good prices, by reason of the partial
failure of crops abroad, form a combina.
tion of circumstances that never fails to
elevate the horn of plenty. The last era of
good times <1879-80; was inaugurated by thesame
causes, aided by the resumption of
specie payment which assured solia valuer ? '
for everything. The same conditions prevail
During prosperous times, and especially at , .
the commencement of prosperous times be
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fore'the-prices for materials and labor become
inflated, the building of houses of
moderate cost will certainly prove to bo iiH
profitable ventures. When an American
makes money he is pretty sure to provide an
attractive and comfortable home for hia
family. The design illustrating this article
is submitted for his consideration. Brief description
of the design: * Ajp
Size of Structure: Front, including
veranda, 30 ft.; depth, 48 ft, 6 in. . : Wi;
Height of Stories: Cellar, 7 ft,; first gtorv,
9 ft. (lia.; second story, 9 ft.; attic story, 8 ft. ,
Materials for Exterior Walls: Foundations,
stone or brick; first story, clapboards*
second story, shingles; gables, dormers and ' .
Interior Finish: Hard white plaster; white ? .-iw
pine trim; cherry staircase; plaster cornices
and. centres in hall, parlor and dining room.
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Exterior Colors: Body of first story, buffi " fl
shingles around veranda, shingles on second
story and shingles on gables, medium light)
buff; roof shingles, pale red; all trim?such
a& window and door casings, belt courses;.
brackets, veranda posts and rails and lattice,
light green; chimneys, red; sashes, dark red:
doors, natural color of wood with hard oil
finish; blinds, dark buff; veranda floor and s
ceiling, oiled. In exterior painting thereshould
be one priming and two finishing. ^
coats. To get the best results the second finishingcoat
should not baapplfW until at.
least eight months have elapsed after putting.
on the first. 'viS
Accommodations: The principal, rooms
and their sizes, closets, etc., are shown by the
plans given herewith. In addition there is a
cellar under the whole house and one finished
room in the attic, with space for more rooms.
in the attic. As the second floor plan pro- ? ^
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miirpri it is suera-ested that the three closets
grouped in the centre of the house be omitted.
The floor space thus acquired may bo
combined with the dressing room, thus providing
another bedroom which would be
eight feet six inches by fourteen feet in size.
Special Features: The dominating features?the
windows, the dormers, the veranda
and veranda posts^-of this exterior may. b?
said to be Colonial. Shingling the second
story and the gables, now become quitepopular,
was copied from a ColoDial style.
The polygonal bays of the dining room and
the bedroom above make the two rooms referred
to unusually attractive. But thore ia
no lack of air and light for any of tha rooms.
Cost: In localities where prices, for labor
and materials are about the same as New
York prices^ $3800.
R. W. Shoppew* Architect. .
KILLED BY HER OWN SON*
A. Buy Cuts His Mothec'8 Head Off
and Then Goes to.Play.
A singularly atrocious murder has been committed
at Somerville, Tenn., the victim being
Mrs. Sally Hobson, colored, and the murderer
ber eleven-year-old fcoy. Mrs. Hobsoa
was a servant in the family of the Episcopal
minister, and lived with, her four children in
a small house in the rear of the parsonage.
The other morning her husband, who
had been in the country at work,
called at the house in company with another
man, and after a short stay started
out for a walk. Returning a half hour
Ia+am a fawiKIa maf kie atrao Ol> nnA
side of the door lay the decapitated romains of
his wife find several fe#t away the head. A
stick of wood on which her neck had been
placed when tba cutting was done showed
three distinct cuts of an axe.
The boy was found playing with the other
children, lii3 clothing saturated with blood.
He at first asserted that the blood came from
a chicken which he had killed, but at the Coroner's
inquost admitted he had committed the
crime, lie said his mother laid her head
down on the block and told him if he did not
cut her head off she would kill him. The
boy's story was not believed, and he was
placed in jail Dendin? furt'ier investigation.
The Russian Government will try to raise
two English steamers sunk at Balaklava in
the Crimean war. One of them is said to
have on board a chest containing <300.000.
An epidemic which appears to be similai
to or identical with influemza has appeared U
I Bombay, India, aud is spreading rapidly.