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l. m. grist & sons, Publishers. ( % .J'nmih) Deirapper: .Jfor the promotion of (he political, jeocint, Agricultural, and Conuner/iat Interests of the ?oufh. j TEI!'*siN:o,LrfcorvYEiVU:lcKNTsANCE' VOL. 44. YORKVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 37, 1898. JSTO. 347~ A COTTAGE B1 13 y ste: Author of "UNDERGROUND RUSSI STRIPE! Copyright, 18>7, by Tillotson & Son. CHAPTER VI They returned to the house together. A messenger with a black leather bag followed them at a little distance. He had just arrived from the town with important papers sent by the governor. "There, you see," said Kroutikov lightly, codding in the direction of his satellite, "our work is pretty hard too. Even in this peaceful retreat," he went on, with a clurusy attempt at gallantry, "devoted, one may say, to Cupid and the Muses, even here we are pursued by business in the shape of this Hermes." They went into the drawing room. The old lady was not there. She was finishing her after dinner nap up stairs. Kroutikov went into his own room to look through the newly arrived papers, and Katia and Vladimir were left alone. "Well, are you very much grieved that we disturbed you just as you were running away?" she asked, laughing "Grieved, but not very much," answered Vladimir. "I shall go awny tonight in any case, and now I have a chance of saying goodby to you in person, Kateriua Vasilyevna." "There's not the slightest need for you to be in such a hurry to run away from here. You're safer here than anywhere else now. I have told everything to my betrothed, and you can rest assured that your secret is in good hands." "I fnllv believe it and am grateful to him for his generosity," answered Vladimir coldly. "But, all the same, allow me to say good by." Eatia pouted anl shrugged her shoul- : ders. "I'll tell you what I tljink," she said after a moment's pause. "That is not nice of you. " i "What is not nice? That I don't want to live on your bounty for the rest of my natural life?" nsked Vladimir pettishly. "No, no," she answered. "It is not ; hice of you to be so intolerant I i know"? i She was interrupted by the entrance i of Krontikov. His usually self satisfied, i imperturbable face expressed agitation I and a sort of despondent perplexity. He ] held an open letter in his hand. 1 "What is the matter? What has hap- t pened?" cried Katia. J "There's ? news just come ? about I Vania," said Kroutikov unwillingly. ] "News? Tell me quickly. Oh, make | haste!" she cried imploringly. "It's very unfortunate," Kroutikov l began, "but of course it would have < had to come sooner or later, because all these?a?a?fancies couldn't lead to a i good end." He glanced sideways at i Vladimir. "In short, Vania is arrested." 1 The word fell like a thunderbolt. Eatia gave a sharp cry and caught hold of, not her betrothed, but Vladimir. Her instinct told her that in this trouble he was the nearer to her. She sat down on a chair beside him, and, hiding her face on the chair back, burst into hysterical sobs. Vladimir bent over her. "Don't be so distressed," he said. "Maybe it will end in quite a trifle. It is not every arrest that means ruin. When we know the details? Allow me to see the letter," he added in a formal tone, turning to Kroutikov, who was looking on with a frown. "No, no; 1 had better read it myself," answered Kroutikov "It's only a few lines." " 'Information has also been received,'" ho began, reading aloud, '"that a nobleman of this province, Ivan Prozorov, the brother of your betrothed, has been arrested in St. Petersburg This event must, of course, be a distressing one to you on account of your relations to the family. But no one can bo held responsible* "?here Kroutikov skipped several lines?"that doesn't concern the matter," bo muttered. " 'The person on whom rests the 1 blame of the arrest and ruin of young < Prozorov, as of many others, is said to be a certain Kosnin, the unworthy sou of the well known senator w ho was at one time governor of your province. Who i would havo thought'?a?the rest is j not interesting," Kroutikov concluded, ] putting the letter iu his pocket. i "Well?" Katia asked, raising her i eyes to Vladimir's faco with such a look of grief and anxious expectation as that with which people look at a doctor by a dying patient's bedside. J Vladimir was as white as a corpse. Sosuin was his own uaua "Then there's no hope? Then Vauia is lost? Shall we never soo him any more?" Katia cried out, catching hold of his hand. There was a sudden noise in the adjoining room, and something fell heavily to the floor. The mother, coming in to her guests after her nap, had caught her daughter's exclamation through the open dour. They carried her to her bedroom, where Katia and the nurse attended to her. Kroutikov had to return to the town that day, as the governor wanted him to bo there on special easiness. Katia came out only for a moment and went back to her patient at once, so only Vladimir was left to see the visitor off. When they parted, Kroutikov pressed Vladimir's hand, smiling his fiat smile, and said with peculiar tenderness: "Goodby for tho present. I hope to meet you again under more agreeable circumstances." But when Vladimir, a moment afterward, turned his head suddenly he caught a look of such hatred on Kroutikov's face as told him all. Vladimir had already been debating within himself over the question?a question of souio practical moment to bin,?would this official betray him or not? "He is going to inform," he decided I THE VOLGA. PNIAK. A," "SAVED BY THE STARS AND S," Etc. when he saw that loot. The ^agreeable" meeting was to be a meeting in prison at the interrogator's table. The pleasure of such a meeting would hardly be reciprocal, and Vladimir had no mind to wait for it. He decided to go that night; but, come what might, he must see Katia first. He must tell her bis name and explain the truth to her. Of course they would never meet any more. But she might somehow find out his name, and even if that should never happen he could not leave her to think of Vladimir Sosnin as guilty of her brother's ruin?perhaps even of treachery. Kroutikov was ill tempered and out of sorts all the way to the station. He urged on and abused the driver and even struck him with his fist. He was in a state of savage irritability, and, like Vladimir, was debating within himself and over the same questiou, only from the other side. "Shall I inform or not?" On the one hand the idea of coming forward as an informer, and, above all, as an informer against a guest in a house which he already regarded as half his own, was repugnant to him as a young man of hon or. But, on the other baud, this matter concerned the happiness of all his life. ?.? ? n J 1/ > ei n T tnAnlil Kn atl OaOVT lb UUIiUCi'Ul'u HUliu. xv nuurn uo uu matter to lead astray and ruin such a generous, enthusiastic girl. Had there not been examples? There was already between her and this vagabond a close tie which horrified and tormented him. She had been in a plot with this man to keep a secret from him, her betrothed. It was true that she had afterward confessed everything to him, but he now remembered that she had done so only when she realized that he already knew the whole truth without her help. And then that last scene?his blood boiled when he remembered it. How might not all this end? No doubt this Vladimir, or whatever his name might be, would soon go iway, and, supposing he should not go jway of his own choice, nothing would be easier than to frighten him away. But what was there to prevent him from coming back again in a month or two? Would it not be safer to remove bim altogether? Was not he, Kroutikov, bound by his duty as an official, by his love to Katia, to conquer his own repugnance? But what would Katia herself say to bhis? How would she look at him if he did such a thing? He could not make up bis mind, and this still further increased his anger and irritation. In this state of indecision he arrived at the town, spent the evening at home and, still unable to make y / P / '7V ^ ///// / ' lie handed her the little note. up his mind, cutired tiie governor's Dffice next morning. The cottage by the Volga meanwhile was given up to grief anil mourning. Mrs. Prozorov had not left her bed, and Katia remained constantly by her mother's side. During the whole of Saturday evening Vladimir sat alone in the dining room, hoping to see her, if only for a moment, but she did not appear Perhaps she was purposely avoiding him. He went back to the pavilion. Should he send her a letter and go without seeing her? No; such a thing as what he had to tell her must be told by word of mouth. Ho decided to stay His former fears now seemed to him groundless. "Ho won't inform," Vladimir assured himself, ''because he knows that he'd lose Katia altogether if he did." The whole of Sunday passed in miserable waiting. Katia did not appear. After dinner ho caught sight of her for a moment as she went into the kitchen to give some order, fcjlio nodded to him from the distance and went up stairs again without giving him the opportunity of speaking a word to her. The time passed on, and with every hour liia imitation increased. A new Ktouo was now added to tho load of his wretchedness. Tho answer to that question, "Will he inform or not?" had now taken in his mind a new and final shape, "He will inform and contrive that Katia shall not suspect him of it." Ho waited and waited as if ou tenterhook?, listening to every sound. At last he decided to write a note to her, asking if ho could see her. Presently the nurse came down tho winding stairs with a water bottle. "How is your mistress?" usked Vladimir. "Better now, thanks be to God. Sho is asleep." "Then, when you go up stairs again, give this to Miss Katia, pleaso." Hu handed her tho little noto folded in four. The old woman looked him in' tlio face and shook lier head disapprovingly. Nevertheless she took the note. Vladimir had written: "I have something to say to you. For God's sake, oome down to me. I will not keep you1 long. It is a matter of my life, which you saved." The nurse changed the water in the bottle and went up stairs again. A moment afterward Vladimir heard Katia's footsteps on the stairs. TO BE CONTINUED. itUsccUanrous grading. THE ISLAND OF CUBA. Wealth, Population, Principal Cities and Reftources. The island ol Uuba is situated in tne Caribbean sea; it is the largest and most western of the group called the West Indies and its western extremity terminates at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, midway between Flordia and Yucatan. Cuba is 114 miles from the latter peninsula, 9G from that of Florida, 105 from Jamaica and 45 from Hayti. The configuration of the island is very irregular, resembling somewhat l he arc of a circle. Its greatest length, from east to west, is 1,128 miles, and BIRDSEYE This is the principal city of Cuba, whi< accounts, previous to this writing, the b port. Just what is the intention of the fatuous Morro Castle stands on a point ( thorities that if such a course were desi big guns of the fleet. But this course is time anyway, it is the present policy of One reason for this, of course, is the fai will control it. How long the siege nia its entire coast line, 1,719. Its greatest breadth, in its eastern part, is about 100 miles; its least, in the province of < Havana, 22 miles, and its average 1 breadth 50 miles. i Arouud the island are innumerable i islets, keys and banks, utauy of which are separated from the coast by nar- i row straits, greatly facilitating naviga- i liou for small vessels of little draught, ! hut rendering it on the other hand im- i possible in some places aud extremely ! dangerous in others for vessels of much I draught. i Along the coast, chielly ou the southern side of the islund, are extensive tracts of land in process of formation, i covered in some places with a species < iv?MiokufAA/-1 milln/1 monnrlnrpc whif'h I \j 1 ui uou rv wi4 vuiivw are ihe source of a profitable industry, < the hark, which is rich iu tannin, being i used for tanning. These lauds are in- ; undated at the high tide, but, being I left bare, when the water recedes, the i air is contaminated by the vegetable i matter, rotted by the action of the water, producing marsh and other in- i fectious fevers. Fortunately, their i malefic action is limited to the region < inundated, owing to the sea breezes and the laud winds, which constantly i purify and cool the atmosphere of the < island. j In other parts of the island, instead of manglares, there are low lands, < which are inundated during the rains, j in which springs of fresh water abound. They are covered with siperanas and other aquatic plants, and, at little cost, are drained and utilized for agriculture. I The orography of the island is de- i teruiiued by a chain of mountains, j which, like a backboue, traverses the ; i.-laud from east to west, having no I great elevations, throughout its extent, except a few isolated groups of but lit- i tie height, but very abrupt, until it i reaches the eastern coast, iu the prov- i ince of Sautiago de Cuba, where it bifurcates, and, rising suddenly, joins i a group called Sierra del Cobre, with peaks 8,000 feet in height, resembling i and forming apparently the beginning of the mountain chain of Hayti, which | rises on the other side of the canal del < Vienlo, and which is visible from the i Cuban coast. < The rivers are navigable in the east- i em part of the islaud only; but they i are always available lor purposes ui irrigation. Tliey are for the most part i of little length, on account of their sources being very near the coast; but their abundant waters, utilized for the | irrigation of the Gelds, as is now being < done iu the province of Havana, are a source of incalculable wealth to the agriculture of the country. The subsoil of the country is formed of chalky rocks of primary formation, extremely porous, having the peculiarity of forming vast caverns, like the caves of Bellamar, iu Maulanzas, which are one of the natural wonders of the world ; in many places these rocks rest upon others of slaty formation, and in the centre of the island they are combiued with the slate audj serpentine and granite rocks, which predominate in the eastern part of the island. The latest census, taken in 1887, gave a total of 1,681,000 inhabitants, of whom 528,000 were black and 1,053,000 whites. Taking together the natural increase in the population and that in immigration, of which there has been considerable to Cuba, and the lack of a census in 1895, the total population may be estimated at 2,000,000 souls, of whom 500,000 are colored and the rest whites. It is to be borne in mind that in Cuba the censuses that have hppn taken show that the colored race isdiminishing. Havana, capital of the island, is a city of 220,000 inhabitants, with fine promenades, boulevards and streets, firstclass hotels, with restaurants equal to those of New York, Paris, Buenos Ayres, etc.; three theatres in which firstclass companies perform ; one of them, the Teatro Tacon, is considered one of the finest in the world ; clubs aud social and scientific institutions, all of which together constitutes the main part of the intellectual life of modern peoples. In the cathedral are buried the remains of Christopher Columbus and his son, Diego; among several fine buildings are the palace of erm*" I VIEW OF HAVANA H cli is now being blockaded by a portion lockading ships were lined up on the fleet is not known; but it is not tho if land at the entrance to the harbor, rable, the castle could be laid in a pi i not considered at all desirable. Assur the Americans not to destroy any 11101 ct that after the fall of the city, it wi y last is problematical. tbe governor-general, the residence of the bishop and the university. A few cigar factories are worthy of a visit. Tbe city has also some fine promenades and public squares, and is lighted by electricity. The other cities of the island are of much less importance; the principal are Matanzas, Puerto Principe and Santiago de Cuba, with some 40,000 inhabitants each, and Cienfuegos with 25,000. All these towns have good hotels and rapid and easy means of communication among themselves and ??"lK rvtlion nnunivipQ The richness and fertility of the soil of the island are universally known ; every kind of vegetation peculiar to the tropics grows there with extraordinary luxuriance. In Cuba there are canefields which for 20 years have yielded abundant crops yearly from the first seed planted; all kinds of roots and tubers grow to an extraordinary size. Many vegetables, such as corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, various oleaginous herbaceous plants produce two nr three crops a year. The banana, in all its varieties, is an important article of domestic consumption and of export; during the past year its cultivation did not attain very large proportions, but there is no doubt tiiat with the United Slates fur i market it would increase greatly. The number of agricultural products which could be cultivated with great profit in Cuba is so large that it would be a useless task to utteuipt their enumeration in this brief sketch. Suffice it to say that ull the tropical products nud many of those of the temperate icone may be profitably cultivated in L'uba. Sugar and tobacco are the chief elements of the agricultural wealth of the island ; the sugar crop has reached a maximum of 1,800,000 tons. There are in Cuba upward of 1,000 milts of railroad track, and the railway lines are controlled by the following companies: The United Railway company, with fir*.!., linno HilVHIlil t fl MiltHtlZHS. Ha* vana to Batabauo, Havana to La Union, Havana to Guanajay. The lines uf this company traverse the most populous districts of the island, and by their junction with other lines most of the remaining railway points iu Cuba can be reached. The Western railway traverses the Vuelta Abajo tobacco district, reaching the city of Pinar del Rio, 10G miles southwest from Havana. The Cardenas and Jucaro railway with main line from Cardenas to Santa Clara. The Matanzas railway with a line from Matanzas to Murga and a line from Matanzas to Guaveiras. The Sagua la Graude railway, Hue from Concha to Cruces. The Cienfuegos and Santa Clara railway. The Caibarien United railways, with line from Caibarien to Placetas. The Puerto Principe and Nuevitas raliway, connecting the capital of the r province with its port. 1 The G'uantanamo railroad. 1 The Mariano railway, a short subur- ? ban line of eight miles, connecting t Havana with Mariano and La Playa, 1 used chiefly for passenger traffic. s c STORIES OE CENTENARIANS. J Not all of the centenarians were c paragons of all the virtues, says The ? North American Review. Thomas j VVhittington, for example, who lived a to be 104, was a habitual drunkard, i - "r 1-- -1 Ll-L (lrii)Kiug only ijonuon giu, 01 wuicu v he consumed from a pint to a pint and a half daily. Philip Laroque weut to bed drunk at least two nights in the week until he wus 100. At 92 he cut ^ four new teeth. John de la Soraet, 130 years old, was an inveterate smoker. Several famous old people were t extremely addicted to matrimony, i Owen Duffy, who lived to be 122, mar- ? ried his third wife at 116, by whom he f had a sou and a daughter. Francis ? Hongo, a Venetian, was five times c married, and was the father of 49 ( children. At the age of 100 his while c hair fell out and a new crop of the ] original color came in. At the age of fc 112 he had two new teeth. Margaret Krasiowna, a Pole, married her third i ; ARBOR t of the fleet of Captain Sampson. At last [ high seas, about ten miles south of the light the city will be bombarded. The j There is no doubt among naval au- t le of ruins within a few hours by the J ed that Havana will be taken in a short e property thau is absolutely necessary. Ill then be of more value to those who i husband at 94. She bore to him two sons and a daughter, as proved by the parish register. Margaret McDowal, 1 106 years old, married and survived 3 13 husbands. Among the recorded centenarians 8 are two dwarfs?Mary Jones, 100 * years, who was two feet eight inches 0 in height and terribly deformed, and J1 Elspeth Watson, 115 years old, who was two feet nine inches in height. ^ Among the most agile were Mrs. Bar- 8 rett, who, at the age of 116, climbed a ladder to repair the roof of her cot- " tage, and Elizabeth Alexander, who was particular about her dress at 108, 13 and was used to a daily walk of two 0 miles. Several had peculiar habits. Mrs. Lcwson, 117 years old, never Kon fa nn fnf four tuHnor w asucu uci iauo iv> ivui vi cold, but greased it with hog's lard. John Hussey, 116 years, drank only balm tea as a beverage. Jonn Wilson, the same age, supped always off roasted turnips. Judith Banister, 100, lived entirely on biscuit, bread and apples during the last 60 years of her life. Old Lord Searsdale and Lord Combermere, both of whom lived to a ripe age, thought the wearing of a tight belt habitually about the waist had much to do with their excellent healih. Macklin, the centenarian actor, abandoned regular hours of eating in the lust 67 years of his life, taking food when he was hungry. Two interesting married couples are reported. Mr. and Mrs. Cotterell, aged respectively 120 and 115 years, were married 98 years and never had a quarrel. They died within a few hours of each other. John Roviu, a Hungarian, and his wife, aged 172 and 164 years, iived together 148 years. At the time of the hushund's death the youngest son was 116 years old. No Leap Year Till 1904.?The familiar rule that leap year is every calendar year with a number divisible by four, will be broken in 1900, which fact need not be regarded us an indication that even then it will be time for a change. This rule of the alma- p tmc may account for the proverbial ' activity of the new woman at the close j of every century. Then there is no . leap year for eight years. February, . 1900, will have but 28 days, the extra day not appearing from 1896 to 1904. 1 Centenary years are not leap years. " That year will be broken in the year 1 2000, when the interruption may be ~ regarded as an indication that it is b time for a chauge. Centenary years li divisible by 400 are leap years, conse- p quently there were 29 days iu Febru- a ary, 1600, aud the same uumber of ri days will be given to February, 2000, s< and again to 2400. The object of this n rule is to make the calendar year coin- If cide with the solar year. n A Pathetic Scene.?A most touch- ii ing scene was witnessed at the New c York morgue the other day when a f< blind man was brought in to identify n the remains of his dead wife. It happened that two women of the same ii lame, both of whom died 10 iiellvue, lad been taken to the dead house at he same time, and when the keeper ;uided the hand of the blind man to be face of one, the visitor said, "No, )0, that's not Mary." He was led iloug to the next, and tbis time laid < lowu his stick and used hoth hands, lis face was transfigured as the tips of lis fingers rested on the sharp, set, sold features. "Mary," he whispered, 'I have found you, dear I How thin 'our face has grown ! How cold you ire, Mary; how cold!" The blind nan made no mistake. The dead voman had been his wife. GENERAL GARLINGTON. L South Carolina Went I'ointer to Lead Immediately upon the issuance of be call for 125,000 volunteers last Satirday, and when it became known that South Carolina would be called upon or a brigade, Governor Ellerbe tele;raphed to President McKitiley a re:ommendation of Major Ernest A. Turlington for appoiutment as brigalier general of South Carolina troops, deferring to the matter in its issue of sunday, the Columbia State says : Governor Ellerbe had sometime ago nude up his mind to ask the president o appoint Major Garlington, U. S. A., is brigadier general in case he had the (pportuuity. Major Garlington is at sresent assistant inspector general, U. >. A., with headquarters at Washingon. He is a member of a distinguished South Carolina family and has a nilitary record that any man may be >roud of. He was born in Newberry lounty 45 years ago. He got his ap>oiulment to the United Slates Miliary academy while he was at college it Athens, Ga. After his graduation ie was at home on a furlough when be news came of the killiug of Cuser. He at once returned to duty and vent to the front as a lieutenant in the Seveuth cavalry. He served with the ' greatest distinction in the battles in , he west and was wounded iu the batle of Wounded Knee. He was pronoted for gallantry, and when the lme came to send the Greeley relief ixpedition (o the Arctic regious, Major Tarlington volunteered aud had charge >f it. All know the story. When he vas appointed by Secretary Lamont I is assistant inspector general of the j irmy, the secretary made the state- I nent that he was one of the two men i n the military service who had never isked for an appointment or office of i iny kind. That his recommendation < >y Governor Ellerbe will meet with i he unanimous approbation of the peo- i >le of the state is shown by the many | etters and personal requests that Govirnor Ellerbe has had asking that Ma- < or Garlingtou be secured if possible i o command the troops from the proud 5almetto state. 1 ARMY REORGANIZATION. .'he Bill Passed the House Saturday by a 1 Unanimous Vote. The house on last Saturday passed he army reorganization bill at the irgent request of the president aod ecretary of war; but the senate did tot remain in sessiou, as was expected, ,nd the bill has not yet gone to the (resident. Some fear was expressed I >n the Democratic side that the bill I night increase the regular army in i ime of peace; but an amendment pre- 1 iared by Mr. Bailey, which removed s 11 doubt on this score, was accepted I y Mr. Hull and the bill passed by a ] nanimous vote. The bill reorganizes he army into the three battalion for- I nation and authorizes the 25 regiments i f the infantry arm of the service to t AFMOBED CFUIS This is the flagship of the fleet nov orts. Captain Chad wick is in command mrse, is on board. The New York is ier only superiors are to be found in tin ndiana, Massachusetts, Iowa, etc. The e orsepower and her speed very nearly, but x 8-inch and twelve 4-inch rifles, and i I is believed that she can whip any sing1 nt of her class can overtake her in c ght. e recruited up to a total of 31,800 eu-11 sted men. It gives 84 instead 01 iuu i rivates to each infantry company. It t uthorizes the recruitment of the 10 i egiments of the cavalry arm of the ? srvice to a total of 12,000 eulisted s len, the seven regiments of the artil- t sry arm of the service to be 16,457 \ len, and the engineer battalion, of t ve companies, up to 752 enlisted men, 1 icludiug two non-commissioned offi- i ers; which make3 a total for these 1 jur arms of the service when at a laximum strength, 61,010. The increase of officers provided for i i the bill is as follows: r first. Iweuty-five majors, as provided in the first section of the bill. These majors are to be a permanent addition to the commissioned officers of the regular army. Second. One hundred and fifty commissioned officers to provide for the two infantry companies in the 3d battalion for each of the twenty-five regiments of infantry. Third. Eighty-four second lieutenants, being one for each of the eightyfour batteries of artillery when recruited to a war strength. The second lieutenants are only to be added in the discretion of the president, but assuming a lieutenant is nonoccartr o nrl tiri II lin nrvmrnioainnoH fr*r uvv\<aaui j uuu n in \j%? vuui ui icoivuvu ivi each battery of artillery, it makes a total of commissioned officers in excess CAPTAIN SAMPSON. This is the experienced officer who has command of the fleet now engaged in the blockade of the Spanish ports of Cuba. He has a fine record for courage and discretion, aud the men under him believe that there is not a better fighter on the seas. The quality of his metal will very likely be subjected to a thorough test within the next few days. of the present number authorized by law of 259. Of this number, as above stated, 25 are majors for the permanent second battalion, and the other 234 officers, it is provided in the last section of the bill, shall, on the conclusion of hostilities, be either absorbed by filling any vacancies existing in the other companies of the service, or by an honorable Jisuuiugc, us may uc uccuicu ucucooai j to reduce the commissioned officers of the army to the number now provided for by the first section of this act. The following important proviso was offered by the committee as an amendment : Provided, that in the event of a call by the president for either volunteers or the militia of the country, the president is authorized to accept the quotas of troops of the various states and territories, including the District of Columbia, as organized under the laws of states and territories, including the District of Columbia. Got Out of Bed to Vote.?Judah P. Benjamin was the first Jew elected Lo a seat in the American senate, and Lhe contest was a notable one. Coloaely VV. L. Knox was a member of the Louisiana legislature, and when the senatorial fight began he was lying at /he point of death at a hotel in Baton Rouge. There was a tie vote in the legisla,ure. Colonel Knox was a great admirer of Benjamin, and he determined ,o break the tie an send Benjamin to ER NEW YORK, ?' engaged in the blockade of Cuban of her, and ltear Admiral Sampson, of one of the finest cruisers in the navy. i first-class battleships like the Oregon, iigines of the New York develop 17,400 not quite, 25 miles an hour. She carries s handled by 40 officers and 526 men. le ship of her class alloat, and no ship ase, for any reason, she prefers not to he senate even at the cost of his own ife. He was placed on a cot, carried ,o the house of representatives, and svhen his name was called he voted tor Tudah P. Beujamin for Uuiteri States senator. Amid great excitement and he wildest sort of applause Benjamin ,vas declared elected, and, more dead ,hau alive, Knox was carried to his lotel. He rallied in a few days and n the course of time recovered his lealth.?Dallas News. 8^" The quickest way for a young nau to become a millionaire is to mary a mil lion-heiress.