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1JJE HURLINGTOX IMtfIS L'lltiSS, I'HULISDAY, DUCKMBtiK 7. 1S5JS).
E SHIPS. Secretary Long Asks For the Construction of 18 War Vessels in His Report. GOVERNMENT NAYY YARDS bihiiuld bn Provided If Proper Knntrnot Cannot bo Mudo Xa .Sultsitilu Armor Cnti lu Secured ut !300 l'er Ton Men In Snntlngn right Should be U.Mtirdoil. Washington. Dec. 3. Tnc mutual report i i he m aviary ot the navy In u docu- .rnt ot uinM'.ml lntciost, lU-nllniT not on 1, with the .vmk ot tho navy during tho 1 .-t uur and important loooinmciulutlons . i r Hi. future but also discussing Dm ------ .... nuie important qitesiloiis iclali'ig to tho supplies and account, aivl mi.1i other In siavy, Including the authorization of IS new cldenlal changes made as. bocamo noocs v ar sh.ps, tho Imperative need of special nary. 1. Msiatl.m in the cutl days of Congress. ,NCIKASK GF COItl'S OK NAVAT .r .irmor ot the lies t quality that can he, CONSTRUCTORS j l.iln. d nnd the proposition that tho ianks of Congress be given to the com- The number of constructors noiv allow-..hdcr-m-cliler of the North Atlantlo ed by law Is 10. This number Is reported . .,, imn ..ml in in,, nilleiuit ariil men mi- bv I In- elilef of the bureau of eoilslrtic- u r his command for the part they took li. the n.ival epi lations at Santiago. llu- ariiiioiis, increasing, nnu rc-poisn.iu These larger Items of the report receive duties devolving upon the construe. Ion extended attenticn nt thu hands ot Score- corps with tho large amount of conHrue tarv Ixjng. As to thu incrcaso of tho n.ivy Hon which Is at present In progress. It h, 'jiv: Is therefore recommended that this ilml- Tbo number of large, swift, and power- f 1 armored cruisers of great coal cnutir- Do removeu. anil linn it ne leu 10 me uis 11 ce lu our navy Is largely disproportion- erellou of the secretary to appoint to this li c lo the rest of the naval cvltiilj.lshmejit. corps, from graduates of the Navy Ac.ul- 'Iho ( xiierienep of the hint year has also Hliown the need of several smaller veit-els iiKii.illv rUiMA o iriiiihrinlB. It is thele- f lo recommcniUil that Congress be le- H has been the i.ustom of the depart- ,,, vessels therein authorized from being nma sum of J24.2-IS.H47. Mr. Smith iiin q tested to authorize tho constmctlon of mini for a number of jenrs to select two i-niuiacled for until the armor therefor Is eludes that over one-fourth of the entire tiie rollowing oH.els: or three '.ing men iroiu among inn First- Th r-'o arnrarcd crulreis, of about brightest graduate nf til" Naval Academy : ,010 tons trial displacement, of a miixl- anil send them abroad for a post-grade-jt. nm draft at deep load not to exceed 2, ate course In naval architecture, lly this f t, canylng the heaviest armor and sytem the coips of coi,tructors has Ik-uii most jtowerful ordnance for vessels of brought to a high slate of clllclency. t loir clnsa to be sheathed and coppered r..eni.-mi,' nr.' fnpi nv rtVif, and to havo tho highest practicable t-peed &i, rrreiit i-odlii of action. Second Twelve gunboats, or about ;o t ns trial displacement to be sh"athcd and cipntred. nd, third, as recommeiwHed a year age. r e protected cruisers or atoiit tons I i.il ..Isplaceinent, carrying tho most pow- t fill ordnance for vessels ot their c.h. t be sheathed and coppered, and to havo . l. ifii. , rvi"-i,.ii!ii,ti :.rut !?t'.'fir . ........h ,'...v.....'.v. -,... CI - - - - dills ot action. Tho increase in tho tonnage of the lust ree named vessels from t'.CKO tons, as ri ommciKled u year ago, to ono tons is t ggistcd by thu naval board on construe- t m is better adapted to the prn.mt l.. cds ot the aervlco. Tho same boarrl nro a so of the opinion thut ir any ot inn ijregolng vessels are authorized, the law s onld provide that in case satisfactory 1 da can not be obtained foi their con- i, hi. fnn by eontraut. tho ilepartment t all have authority to construct the same in the navy-yards. Thc M-circtury's referenco and recom- 1 en i itioii as to those who took part in Hie operations at Santiago are as rollows: 1 1.. .1... l.n.l rP .viiiic iiiuso ciiKiiKi-u in mu ...nnu ui Manila have been deservedly rewarded ...u nu 1,,1-n u.u u-r.-t. c.v... ...... r Mi- tliose who took part in the opra- uoii 111 fiiiniiiKu, ui.-i i.ijii.K inu Mime urn- f IIUUHB CUIIIIIICI illlll OAll rtOl lllll.ll IIUIU- i.n, ......a,.,.i r.,.nt,n ...nu. 1 ir lor their great servb es except tho r 'ommendatioiii for promotion by tho 1 resi.lent which lurvo lap-d, not having l -en icted upon by tlio Senate. The ilepartment bclleveu It due to these I .'lain men to suggest to yon that their til' is lirrecognlz. ilamlequaljiixtlceiloni l em .ml that, In accordance with tin t I'ute In such ceiMS, made and ptovlded i r. eommend that tlio thanks of Con e ie given to tho commander-ln-chlet it th" North Atlantic squadron and to tho e i r- and men under his command, as ty y were given in the ease or the com- nJ r-in- hier and officers anil men of siatlc squadrcn. The North Atl intie .i.Kliou was chatged with great and ex- log duties, including the blockade or 1 a cooperation with tho armv, .'mil tho ihuit, h.oekade anil cupturr ot th" .inipli souadron under Admiral Ceiveia. S i- I which it discharged with signal elTI- ncy. It was ti campaign of great scor.o ml enormous icpoindhllltim and was oi ght to a successful and glorious cr.ii- ' munition, which terminated thu war by ihe el. .-tructlon of the Spanish .ea power. I was marked by unsutpassed precision, linlliancy and vigor. That the men who 1 j such achievements earned their eoiin r - gratitude luuo received no reward 1 im lis government Is an omission whkh it cannot lie doubted wdll bo cordially and g nerously repalrtil. Secretary Long refers to the retuuiofAd lidrai Dewey nnd his enthusiastic welcome from the whole country. After sneaking or ihe New Yolk reception and the sword presentation in Washington, the secretary M.m.s up by saying it was tho nation's tribute. The warships claiming bounty and prize money rrom the many captures and en- r-gemetits during the war are set forth In detail. Tho secretary says the survey the tians-Paciflc cable route Indicates ' .ft it will be entirely practicable. It Is li tended also to survey n cabin route from Guam to Yokohama. It Is proposed to s- tpply all new ships with smokeless pow der. NAVAL IMPKOVEMENTS. Tho 12-inch gun has boon so greatly do V loped that it has been designateel as the aviost gun for the latest battleships, in- . s'end of the 13-lncli gun. Many improve ments In naval oidnanco are underway, li hiding uniform calibre for smaller arms i ud maehlnj guns Work on the design ut" gunluat No. 11 to iiplaco tho Michigan ot the Great Lukes, has been auspendul P nding negotiations with Great lirltaui f r a modiiliiitlon of Iho treaty. Sccie- 1 t ry Long review aUso tho various iuial n 'letent- or the nsi year I'ho secretary gives a tulilo showing na- vil coiistriicticn going on abroad, as com- pucu with that in the uniteei hltitcs. with that lu the United -I'l.'Ul HUH, It aptic'l'S mill eniy Italy Illlll J pan laid down less tonnage than this i untry during tho present year and that 1 dy al'ino has loss tonnage l.nder eon f rm : ion Th.' total tonnage under crm h lie lion Is: England, 531, CSU; Fram e, 2.".. r Gnrmnny, lH.tS3. Italy. 120,r,IO: Japan, a iWKl. Russia, 222,!i7U; United States, 123,. CONSOIIDATION OF HURFAt'S. III he opinion or tlte department It n-oiilrl he in Iho Interest nf irnnil l.iij.ln..Bt oignnlzatlem and economy lo consolidate, the three Iniieaus of coiiKtructloii end re - ) Ir, steam, engineering atl equipment n idi r ono bead. Theso bureaus havo lo di with the construotion and lilting out ot vessels; lu ono word, the mnttrlil of tl o ship. It Is an Integral work. Kaeh ol tlio abovo bureaus lias now, el ring the- construeitlon of naval vessels, Its separate Inspectors al ouch yard. A e i nso'idnteil bureau con tl, of course, bo i. n much ehe-aper than three hiiie.i'is. and a great snving made by a teiluotion of Iho n '.v three separate working foicos, both, el tie'al and mechanical, especially in our 1 n vy-yards. Fewer naval ofileers would be TWded, as thoro would bo hut one staff In tend of threo, so that moro onlcors would be avallahle for other duty. Under tho present system ono bureau brings Its work to the point of readlnoss for the work of another, which Is not always ready for It. Thero Is necessarily a lack of that adaption and harmony ot move ment which oro head would secure. If this consolidation were effected, the ir. at'er of furnishing coal and other cur rent supplies, which Is now under he eli te Hon nf the bureau of equipment, could lie easily transferred to the bureau of " Want of Watchfulness makes the Thief." Many cases of poor health come from want of watch fulness. 'But if you keep your blood pure no thief can steal your health. The one effective, natural blood puri fier is Hood's Sarsaparilla. It nerer disappoints. Impure Blood-"Flv8 years I guttered with pimples on face and body, Hood's isc1s. Barsiparllla cured me permanently. It klio cured my father's carbuncles." Amiirt K. Ciiast, Tustln City, Cnl. eMnrrh-'THsacroeable catarrhal drop pings In my throat made me nervous and ftl?7T. Mv tlvpr n-nt tnrnhl. Hood's Sar- napnrills corrected both troubles. My health Is very good." Mns. Klvira J Smiley, 171 Main St.. Auburn, Maine. TTond'i I'll!" rursllforltlti the non.lrrltatltijTM.il only citthitrtlc lo tkc with lluud'i hrMprllla. tlon and lopalr ns Inslllclont to perform ,(v tatlon as. to the number of constructors err v. such additional assistant construe- tors as tho demands of the icrvico mako ndvlsnhle. KNOINHHItS. Attention is invtteil to tnc recomm'jmia-1 Hon ot the chief of the bureau of yards , nnd docks that the grade of assistant civil , engineer bo establish :d In addition to that of civil engineer, ninl that tho number of olllcers of tho corps of civil Kustneers bo Increased to 30. At present the corps '.s composed of 21 ofileers, all ot the grade nr i,.ii ntinni... Tlii.M nnmlier Is not but- tF, v......v.. ...... . . licltnt for the proi er conduct of the work of designing, bill illig. and maintaining thn public works of the navy. Thero are at present four graving noons oi mo largest slr.e and one steel dock under eon- strnetkn, and o.herd may be atithoiiz d. Many new buildings are nlo in piocess .i contemiil.i.tloii or construction at tne ar.- 0us navy-yiirilc. and a number ot n w yards estalili.-hi'd 111 our recently acquit cd possessions denial id the attention ot a civil engineer, llu- unties devolving ui uu the bureau of yards and doiks, tlierelor have been gieatly incrca.'-ed, and a larger Matt or civil onginocis Is neccssaiy it a proper supervision is to lie inaliniili"d over the imp mailt impiuimcnt, which r... ...n . ..I, I ... .1lli. Itl MmfirMJ iciiune tiut-'iui ii.iiiut, "iiiii. i. and constant attention after completion, AMKIUCA.N itt;uisi cult i j.,a.n-,ii im-rcIIASHIJ ki'OM Tilt! GOVKHN- , Mi:.NT. ... ... eveml of ibe fore Kn-biillt ves-els thnt were bought by the department during tho Spurilh - Amerlcan war were aftenvanls ot'ered tor sale, as proviileil uj taw. ami and bid upon, but were subsequent wnn-. drawn itom sale owing to the fart that ttin iri nsiii v dnnartment. acting In acconi- ai.it; with an opinion or tin) nttorney-geii-eial. rerusid, although the bidders ieie Ainerieun citizens, to grant registry In sucn eases on 1110 giounu in.n tu. Hies governing sucn ni.iuei vauuu-.. them rrom tho prlvl.cges granted to ves- sels or domestic bul d. 'llurefore, in oreier tnai purcn.is'Ts ui oes ot the kind referred to m iy be given the benellls of the shipping laws, it is i'cesary Congress, ir It approve or such action, enact a measure providing that nil vessels hereafter bought by American citizens from the government, no mntter where built or how procured by It, shall be entitled by virtue of ruch liur- chase to tut mo rights una privii'.-'-s m- lowed by law to vessels built in the Unl- ted States, NAVAL HIJSKKVK. The department submitted a bill to tho last Cotv.'resrt for the orgiwlzation ot a na tional naval reserve which It Is hoped will be eiinetid Into law during the coming session. Tho navy uiloat has increised to such an extent as to make It of great im portance tint t theru should be a jescrvo upcii which to call lu lime of wa. The ot licet in charge or the naval mlll'Ia In h.s ui.nual reportsmakes certain recommenda tions In this connection to which atter.tku Is invited. It is deemed to be very im portant that such a reservo, representing tlio whole tOUIUly and ro'ated directly to the natknal i.aval establishment, should bu fostered and made ready for call. ARMOR. The most Impoitiint question pertaining to naval construotion al tho present time, and ono that deinaiuls prompt .ituiulon, Is that of the armor for vessels now build ing, and for others authorized but not yr t contracted for on aoeount of the pro vision in tho act ot March 3, .Mi, prohlult mg The department trom contra! .Ing fur vessels therein authorized until contiact lias been made for the armor therefor within J3"0 a ton. The prico ilxed Is ono ror which oven inferior armor can not ho obinli.ed, and tlio department 1ms iheic fore been unable to Invltu propo.-als ror the three Daflo snips .inn nt in. . m- ine.ii.-u '' "i.."..-" i'i' m." ' .i, n,mor uinctlon U m lol brlelij, the aimor si tuation is . s i - lowi: All the armor foi tho battle sblin Kcarsarge ami jveniuct.) uu ui lii ton - 3wod2 Si tracted for and delivered All the "mu0Y7co, f tho WMo shps Ainhamn, Ulinota and UVisconsln has been contraoled for. and ,... .. lltuor tno contract will prnb- ,.,. ,, r.rnnin,,i i... v-,.. inm Thn nr. - .,. ,,, n,-.. ,.ra.i, nhnrn mnneil i was contracted for at JKO per ton, ix- e Inslve of a royalty for race-hardening, for which Jll.2'1 per ton might, under cer- tain condition' be paid. i. nu i uiiuiiioii., oi i-uiu. In August nnd Hcptcmtior or tne pros- cue yciii cuiiiiii. i.-, iirm ... n." - matin for 2.1M tons of armor Tor the lour iiai'iior-ueieno -"" ,,,,." kivvii as ni'nltnrs authorl2.d liy tho act of May 4.i" " tllu -'lllm hen-'omes hoarse, or oven Al the same time contracts we: e. "fter the croupy cough appears, it will undo lor llf..5s tons of armor for tho bat-, Proven, the attack. It Is tited hi many imaiio lor jii..;i.i ions ui uiinor iui uiu uai - i tin shhis . Maine, Ohio, and Missouri, this ...,,11 , mm.,. nr nm,,.. l.el.ie necosnry in tlte e-arlv Btago of Interior j construction. The abovo armor for moni tors and battle ships, aggregating 2,2icS.S tens, was contracted for at 1 100 per ton, All tho deliveries wl.l probably bo com pleted by April, 1!KX. There remain to bo contracted for 7,3SS tons or nrmor for the Mull", 'ihlo, and Missouri. Theso vemuls urn now building, and It Is Imperativo that their armor should be conducted for early Ir. the com- lrnr vear: to dclav it beyond that timo will in all probability delay tho completion of tho vessels beyond tho eontraut dato ot cornple Hon. 1'nder existing Iiiwb $!") a ton may lie paid for armor "of a niitablo quality" for these veisels; but $100 a Inn will not apparently buy trio best nrmor, which for such vessels Is, of course, the only "suitable" armor, it will prohxbly buy armor mada by the ordinary process of face hardening, which, though good, is not the best, und tho de- nartment doce not therefore consider It suitable for tho vessels In question. Armor of this kind was re uctaeitly ordered for Iho four now monitors, becauv the ves cols wero progressing rapidly anil 'he de partment desired lo avoid tho d. lys nnd cnibairu.'isiiicitl likely to urlso If their armor1 was not forthcoming when loqitlr nl, Moreover, the u vessels uro of .1 low free boaid typo and otter comparatively email targets, while thu contrary Is tho case with battle ships, whoso prcs'lge Is very groat, uivl should not therefore lie Impaired by tho uso of any but tho very bent armor. I In addition to tho 7.3.V! tons of armor re-! quired for tho Maine, Ohio, and Missouri, thero will be tequlied about 9,'0 tuns for, the three battle ships, and about S.lOO tons for the threo armored cruisers nu-1 tborlzcd by the net of March 3, HM, a total ot about Sl.tSS ton" ot nrnior required , In nil, and not yet contraeteu ror. In order to attrnet bidders tho depart ment grouped together all the armor re nulred. nnd In March last advertised throughout the country, Inviting bids for 2I.UU tons ot nrmor plates and upp'irtoii- iin.iw of the kind desired for tho now ves- . Notwithstanding the very great quantity desired and the long period over which deliveries might extend, but ono hid i was received, and that named n pilco greater than that authorized, and 11 was, otlierwlo an Irregular bid. With thn new nroeess of malillfniitlllo. I l.,. mn.l.i ,m,1 lu inn dn In I li I a ! 'country and abroad, which Is guaranteed ,t0 staiid a halllmlo test fiorh 20 to 25 per 'cet more n"vere thnn that now applied. Moicover, such armor possesses remuric ablo Immunity from cracking under numerous heavy Impacts. Tho department desires to make use of such armor for tho Is now bui'.dliig. which are yet tm swplP-d with iimor.'nnd for the armored of the annual report of Postmaster Uiii-Vc-scls authorized bit,', not yd contracted "'"1 Uinrlos htiinry Smith is a plea for c.- ..' , --I....1 im..n.... ! it eilll ne nsperieii nun iiimiii,i ihiii.w,, . melits have iccently been made In the quality of armor and that the manufne- ture o"f such Improved armor Is now sue- test-fully and commercially earrhil on both In this country and abtoid. and that It has been adopted bv all leading null- time nations except the United States for thelr latest ships ot war. lis superiority over that horetofor produced Is uniities- tloueil, and It uso Is considered an Imperii- i ,w.rruiiv 1 i .... .. It Is urgently recommended mat in t lie enrlv davs of Its next session Cingress enact such special legislation, by joint ....iiiiini, r, , i, r r, i a .. ni o v I in nee- essary to enie't tho department to mak" con,ract.s enry In tho coming year for 7KS toiij; of minor or the best quality inuiivr niiuini kifi j-rar, nnu ui nun uniw Tnntinn li. Andrews: vlce-prnq lent. W. lice, ?ti,2i!'...7n; graml total, ?r.51,(M,OTI. that can be obtained In this country for t,u' dcpiirtment would have received ror .;. Ainln-w-: aecrctnrv nnd tre.-i -irer. It. Appropriations for 1!iW Legislative. $10. tbe Maine Ohio, and Missouri, and that thl wrnngly lised second rate mutter j,, 1'atrlck or Hurllnglon. T'ie lieadqu ir- tl-M-.:'; executive, 213.7c; Htnto depart- the provl'defi of the n't or Mulch 3, IMH, limiting the price of armor to po per ton, ,..i i, roairiniinn nrnvnnHiirr the nrmnr- contracted for, be removed. Whatever may be the future action of Congress regard'ng the establishment ot a government armor fnctory. It can hard ly afreet the suivl.v of armor for tl'n Maine. Ohio, and Missouri, as It will un- Ider any clreiinistances bo impractical!" to iobtaln'lt from Mich n"s-urce In r.-asonablo., I time to complete tho vessels a'aovo refer-1 ,C( to. 1JKWAIID ny OFFICRItB. Tho department renws Its recommcn- (inti0n of last year for a clifaiRO in the ,n.e.-nt law fot rewarding olllce-s for conspicuous conduct In battle and for rxtraordlnary heroism. The Injustice of tn(1 p0spnt system f apparent. The prn- .i.... n.nAn tv... i.n,.iu IllllllUII U (111 IHU.n III nth0 omcci orrrates ns a reduction of ,np latter In rank and also delays them In pmirimr u. li.nre iinl ..,... mi ititn ii n nun viii panles regular rise In grade. In oth r wori, thu promotion Is made not nt tho ,.xs1f.nst. uu. government, which .-hould 1)f.ir )t lt tlc, oxp0nse of the i:ifer- tunate olhccrs who are over-slaughed and vll ntp tlnll) plm,i,0j, although faithful , , rV(.rJ. ,i,,ty and only unfortunate in I lacking the opportunity for conspicuous conduct or heroism 'pi,e prt of the nnw Is so good that t nm plIrt, n, i,, palnrul to the oillrer pro- moled ns well as the officer reduced. The ilepartment thorciore again urges that legislation be enacted providing that ad- . ... .... .. 1 . 1 1 itii':t-uit'nL in iniiK ioi m-ivici?i rniiii.-it'ii during the war with Spain shnll not inter- icie "ii-ii uie- i en nun in.niiuuuii ui umvim otherwise entitled to promotlcn, and that .uicers so unvaried ui 11 inner grn oe i-y IINIWOII III Will HIT! fl' SIlllll 'e Cill.lCIl il S ,,,,,,,.., , 1,. .,,, to ti,PV mivp been nromotid. T' e ,it,nartment submitted to congress at Its iui.t seswl. n a bill siilistantlally to this - leet, which Is print' l ns Senate bill No. .ViM, and to which attention Is Invited. :ii uiiiainm is uiiieii. 1,M.I, .1 -.1 ,.. i...t i, ,i , i.n, i i i i , i and no men ever deserved leward more richly lliose who took part In the opera- tiets at Kantiago, ellsplaying the samo conspicuous conduct and extraordlmry lor0sm. have received no recognition whatever tor their great services except tie reeonimendatlon.s for promotion by the President, which have lapsed, not having been acted upon ly the Senal The department bellevert It due lo ths gallant uu n to suggest to you that their service's be recognized and equal justb o done them, and that, In accordance Willi the stntilte in such cases made tin 1 pro vided, you recommend that tho thanks of C ongress tie glen to th commander In chief of the North Atlantic sqiindton and to tho olllcers and men under hht cant. mand. as they were given In the case of the commander In chief nnd officers and men of tho Asiatic Squadron. The Nit-iu Atlantic Squadron was charged w'tli great and exacting duties, Including the MiubnL -r n,,i... ,. in. .u .,.r.....l- ui iiu.l, "U,. .I.H.i... i- l-'U armv. and the mirsu t. blockade, nnd can. ture or destruction of the Spnnlsh squad ron untlPr Admiral Cervera, all wl.nli It discharged with signal eillclency. It was! a campaign of great scoin. and enormous, responsibilities, and wns brought to a sue- cessful and glorious consummation, which terminated the war by the destruction of' thn Spanish sen power. It was marked by ,,t,mirnnsie.l uroelatnn hrlllbme ii,,,l vie nr Tnat ,u. men w)u h hn achieve ments earned their country's gratitudo have received no reward from Its govern ment in tin omission which It can not bo douhtfd will bn eorrlhillv nml i-r.nei mial v repulied. Among tho latest companies organized to If reward by the present system of pro-' promote Vermont's late-st rosotticos Is tlio niolirn is nbnndoned, ns above suggested, , "Vermont Lime company." Tills is a stok the department renews Its sugge-stlon em- company recently chartered and Incorpur bodlcd In Senate bill Ttto:,, Introduced nt thn by the Sl.Uo to linrrnse the produe. last session of Congress, which provides tton ot llm" ,rom extensive quan-lei for mevlnls of three classes one for con- situated on the lewls Nelson farm In this solctious conduct In war, one for extra- town. ordinary heroism, and one for general Fifty years ago thero wero a number t f meritorious service the first to carry primitive kilns sett up at this point and with it a percentage of Incrcaso of pay, crudely worked for a time, but no beriou.s based upen the rank of the recipient, and attempt was nuido to market what was calculated to take the pIhco of tha in. etu.irrlcd. These kilns were long since c(nsc nMvh wouM ))n t)o resuU Q motion were that form of reward contln- m'''' His believed that such a medal, , WQrn ,U,h,B llf(, lim trnHrnlttPll n!) ,,n lniH.rltnnce. will be far men,, grateful ton , . , , , ,. nrnmn,i,, A SURE CURE FOR CROUP. Tivrntj-nvo Vein' CennlHiit Una Wltlimit 11 Piiilure. Tho first Indication of croun Is hoarse, n". nnu in a ci.iiu suhject to that dlse.ire 11 ma' 1,0 l,,k'11 a 11 HUre sign or the up- I,.,..,i, nt .... ii.... i. T.-n """'"" ' " " ,,,,,,.,., . r-A,,..., ' ?. . I'"'""'" " iiceuinii- roiign cotign. ir , - - , i .. . . , . thousand, or homos In this broad land and never disappoints tho anxious mothers Wu ,111V,P J'1'1, lo learn of a slnglo instance in which It has not proved erroctual. No other picparatlon ran show such a record twenty-live years' constant uso without n failure. For salt) by W. J. Henderson, diugglst. Hydo Park, Mass., Oct. 22, 1R4. Dr. S. A. Tuttle, Dear Sir. I havo usrd your Hllxlr for Rheumatism where It had settlod In the lingers tnd toes, nnd settled so bad that tlnce lingers on each hand and.all my toes wero shut up tight, so much so that I could not open thorn; tho nulls hail grown Into tho tlesh which mado It very painful to inc. I consulted many physicians, but they declnred nothing could be done for them.. I was then re quested hy some of my neighbors to try your Elixir, which I did, and after using two bottles of It I found that tho Joints were loosening, and they continued to loosen until now my toes are as well ns ever, and my flngerg are so well that I can put on gloves, something I could not do for fifteen months, and I owe It all to your rciwr. i am still using your Kllxlr, Rt'spectfully yours, MRS. DA.tlil, K lll.I.lCIirOI' Water Street, MAIL MATTER Postmastcr-Gcncral Smith Complains of Abuse of Sec ond Class Privileges $24,248,347 REVENUE LOST' During lite runt Year by nu Improper Clarification of llil Class of .Hull 'Dm 1i Moloney In ttio I'oatolllo Department 8tt,ltt2,747 I.r limn the i'rurloiis Ywtir. Washington, Dee. 3. The chief feature unigiPMiiuiiiii iiuiioit 'to hi i me "iMun m Kl - eillld clnM lntlll lirlvlleues. Which. henn - : - - ays, results in uii annual wasie oi up-icv,.iy ;. hour.", as the business will be words of 2",oon,ooo. The total expendltitn a' cutrled on la and night with alteniato of the llseal nr vere Miit.ias.liili i total re- Bangs. Two hmidred cords of wood are eelp s Hm.O.I.MI, tho dellcieney being 2,- avallablo for Immediate use, and hundieds les than last year. oC cor,,,, cnn ))e Bupplled from surround- The poitmaster general says: ling country. Knch Ullm will hum from four "'t is believed that fully one half of all t fx cords dally. The; wood need not bo the matter mailed as second class, and marketable us ,0rt Inferior wood U Paid for at the pound rate, Is not properly 1 ar?Piy uped. The kilns, however, will be sceoim i-iiiw wiuuii i ivni. m me iinvmin to luirn coal, also a cooper shop "" ""hot. juno, i" I'm.. ! in" ,I,Ik1 !,... n-l.ld ..I...... ,',n nnnrmnnu "" t'""- .u".-. .-' .- quantity ot 17t,D."l.t;i3 pounds, from whle.i tnc department derives only a fraction ,t the levnuto to which It Is fa 1 1 1 ' olitlll"il. The department actually dei Ives a revetu o '" i""" " "e - 'H.Vij, lustiad ur Il.i)3..10, which - Actually n e( i-ed, and the p stal rev. nue-t wouiii nave ncen increaseii ny tnc niui'i- omme and weight of tlio mails pays is se ond elnsx matter. whti It should pay i V. i ,.l .....1 tl..., i.i,. r......l.,lw 1 ;.'" ,?:., "' """ ".....".. on.. Ifty.Iirth part of the portal revenue. ami Its carrying, reckoning at eight eeti 4 Willie reVf'ltl-3 from It was l,'t".1,51(i, tlin- causing a .o.i o tho government of over ?12,000,iWi, If there Is to be a favored clns," Mr mlth Kiyn "let It embrace all the p. nplc With this cltis paying properly even pen ny postage with icason-iblo ilirutaticns, could be applied to letters without entail ing a deliclt larger thnn that of the last few ye,ir.i and poslbly with none at all." Iiegardlng our new possessions, the post master general says: "Tho presence of the fulled Slates , , , , , , , , '""?Pli '"e i'"'.; islatnl poss-e-slons ami "nn 1,1 constant rrnr.nii n c. iinn wiui III'IUU t JlllllUIH U HIT- riUU'lliTHIIIVIII ML . ' ' ,' . .. . . . Piaeueni on.ncr.nion oi t no oni iochi pus- J1 ,rm,.w '., ' extlnKiilsnmcut or T . 1 "i" o.,... '"' "" , ... . ... ... mt,nts or the native popula.lon OTIIKR LKOISI.ATION NKUDKU. in connection with the man transpettn . itlcn service I beg to recommend the lol lowing legislation by Congress n. . ..,.,,.,1. . w,. . ...I,- 1... nltnmur . .... - . xc enter a Mr or aptrttr. lit In h car used .,, i....!...; .... ,,. ..o. ,itl, p..ll,t.n,. rvinll ,.rrr t.'l.tlf. Ill tllf . .... ..... , ".VvUe ' for the i compulsory scpari tin,, I , . ,...1,11,1. ,,f u(,-0n,l lass ii-.ill mat- 1 whjle m,n ,.v of thc pllnis,ers ,Mve slow, ,t wlilbignefs to undertake ,, i, ... ,.o , . . f ,H tills work at thc leqi.t vt ot th special of- fleets in eharLc of It a few are unwilling to co.nerito with tlifirove.rnm.nl m this 1 matter, which saves expense to inc ui1- lurtment and faclhtnt-s despatch ot mall. I al. .-u'nnl' with ny approval, the fo! , . ,,.,,,.,! ,,i,,u for legitdati. n iuimos l...lll,livil.i..,.... - 'made by the rourtl. assistant postmaster general That Hi.' lnti'i-.tatn-commi'rce law be amended to prohibit common eariiers, to I:, telegraph and express companies, or at y ct their employes, rrom nldl.ig and al.i ttlug In the green goods or lotteiy swindles, or any other scheme carried ei. partly by mall and partly by common cnt rler, and which Is In violation ot tho pos tal laws. Vhnt a statute lie enacted authorizing postoffice Inspectors to take out search waiiants whenever tho same may be nr ci'ssary In the prosecution of their oftlclnl duties. That an appropriation bo made for the puiposo of constructing lookouts whore, in the opinion of the posimastui'-generjl, the same may bo noeiled. That provision le made for the payment of incidental expenses Incurred by local i t licers or others 111 tho arrest . detention, and keeping of prisoners charged witn violation's oi ino nosiai laws uiiiii mini . . , . . I""""1" ""-'-" tody ot a United States marshal. A NEW LIME COMPANY. A New IniliMlry Which Promises Kxcil Icnt Hi noils t.iie'iti d in t'bnilntte. Charlotte, Dec. 3. Vermont Is continual ly adding lo her alreadj long list or na tive Industries, and almost dally the l''r. o l'lush piln.s aecounls of new interprl'ts backed by Vermoiit brain and Vermont capital. Many of these become Impoi.aut factors 111 the State industrial wclt.1l' j.awloned and nolhlng but a quantity of Hmo chlivt mnrk tho simt. ' Kxpcrtt, .'Xtimlned the ledge ot rock this summer and pronounced lite, stone a sn- Perlor quality of clear white Ume stone. ,mlileubirlv aluable as an limredlmit of chloride of llmo eTctenivoiy uso in the pro duction of white paper. Mr. Truman id. Andrew's, who owns tho property, irtcnnted a number of others In the enterprise and plans wero at onco mndo to organize and commeneo opera- "'ins. A largo Klin nas tiireaiiy i.een hunt " ' , ' 1" " V'" ,' ' " Uet ."uh, ' "i1 ' e, f""."'1,? '"'0 ,JI c" cniistructed Trom the kilns to tho uuarr.es nv ih.. raw s,to..e. thu i,..,ii,. lea.ls direct to f ..." . ' , .:,',, ,,.. ' l'?e 'nn die. it 1 lo .8t(,"e lti ground and can re-adby quarried. The supply ot nlgli Inexhauatllilo and kiln You can if you usg Gold Dust. It does most of the work. It saves time, mon ey and labor. Strut for frf booklit for Houitwork." "Qoldan Bolw THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY CUcip SI. Louli NcwYttk Bolton OTASH gives color, flavor and firmness to all fruits. No good fruit can be raised without , Potash. Fertilizers containing at least 8 to io of Potash will give best results on all fruits. Write for our pamphlets, which ought to be in every farmer's library. They are sent free. GERMAN KALI WORKS, 93 Nassau St., New York. after kiln could bo supplied for years to come. it tw llwi ntnn nf the cnmmtiv to rrert. ,t,nni li lis n tlio snr lur. coin with n. I Inn. md 1fl hi. ri-nl. .f ll.v... uit'cioj . i.... . " hhm. wi ne mint near oy aim an inn ivnreis ...... . ... .. ninnuiaciureii on uie spot, it is expceicu tl,lt on(, )llt will be In full operation v,,,in two weeks and when others are i,ii 1 1 1 cmnlovmi'ti I will be u-lven to about 2 - mn. The olllerrs of the company are Ms iouowp: iti -lucni nnu m innger, prs , 0(llce of the company Is at 103 cobc "ttrcl. Burllr-'on. WEDDING IN PlATTSDURGH Kn-CongrecMiiuii IV.'av r anil .11 1 NlfhoN I lie I'Hillra-l iiat'ifllr.l Until, ert. I'lnttKliurgh, N. V.. Div. 3 The mar- vnBe of cxronErest-man J. M. Wv-r and M);,., Mnry .-nno. Peloid Nichols, oc- I'lattsburgh, N. V.. Dec. 3 The 0,,,,..l , Tr'.lllv .'lr.M,nl t.Vmrr.li vi..lnr. ,i,.v afturnoon at 3 o'clock. The coremnnv wiii performed by tho lector, the Ib v. H. I.r. Oratibau. Miss Nichols was at- rM n-whllc tin and was nt'tcnVd hy Miss WeC'dwnrd of this village and D. A. I.eckwood or Mcch.ir.lcsvllle ni t"d a. b-st man. The brldo Is thc daughter or B. T,. Nichols. on of thrv most tvomlnent httsl- ness men of Northern New i ork. and tho i room is ci-tliler of the .Mcrclctrits Nation- il bank. The mart luge was the soe al .11 I, .11111. ..... ...... .11.. .... 0VC)U of ,,, Fny()n in M Uti-btirgh son In 1M it the pof Tiurjy nK,t tn postolTice h-re was robbed bv one of Its rami ives who scelli 'd about $12. The thief took all the mon-y ,n ,hi, tnm, ,irn,,ri and when the Ion ,V(lJ diyK-ovro,! the next morning It v.x ffi ,,r,ra !o chief of Police Hiltler. who so .tl discovered the guilty party and upon Mils refunding the money the matter was lropned P.dward While and PcPr Otimblov. cbliken thieves, have been sentenced to six and tour nvntlis rcsmetlvcly, In tho ...... , ..., ..f v....... I O II 1 1 I V J.'ll. J 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 J l' I S Ol I IlllhtllP II. I, U fl ;' farmers In this vicinity during the part tew mrnths and th" con- vlctlon eif these two nien will i robably i'lV.ll 1 1 1 u,,i; vi uir i.uio, .....h i.-'J iIiIcvch which has evur Infested this conn- iy- Thero Is a project rri frot to build a skating rink on tho Clinton county fair .rounds, this winter. If the plans uro i"i'-ncii moi-uun ufiuimii m.i proi'.imy run metr cais to tne grounus, ui- V. " ' '. . "' ' ... ,''m,on V0", 5 ,," "m- iJAi, . life. 19. THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS. II ndfiraon Nomliuttuil liv Ai'clumutlon No ( 1 1 1 h i- CUauco I'.xcipt Kiir -rrgenut lll-A ruiii. Washington, D. C, Dec. 7. Tho cnucus jf tho ropulilleun membc-is of the liouse last night was a cut and dried analr. The selection of a candidate Tor speaker by the- Kirty In power Is usually a very ani mated occasion, but months ago all thu oine'r cuririiniues woo cuieie-u inc. uoiu in ter the retirement of Speaker Heed aband oned the contest, leaving CJen, David H. Henderson of Iowa the unopposed candi date. Ills nomination wns, therefore, a foregone conclusion, and he nomlnattl by acclamation. .tL.. Col. Rttswed. tlte s-crgeant-at-arms, were renominated without opposition, ns rol lows: Clerk, Alexandir McDowell of ll,n..n..lt.,..tln. A rvAl.'n...... w T r-tAnn x- '"-. Vi,. . :",'Z ." " " .?, s . i...... ... Ohio; ehnplain, tlte Rev. Hinry dnden of Michigan. Col. Russell wns-fiot a candl- date for re-eleetion and Col, Henry A. Cns- son of Wisconsin was nominated In sic ad. The caucus was held !n the Holism ot Representative, and was largely attended Tt wi. oieslrle.l over l.v n,., flrnQvenoe P of Ohio, who was lo-el.vted chalrmnn of ls quartered In Ids lino tesldenee at tho Ihe cnucui. Mr. Ixiuelciisloger ot Sw cornerot lt,:h .St., nml I. St, Senator Rcs.s .Irrsey was re-elocted secretarv. Gen. hack with some experlcnco as a Henderson's namo iron prcs-nted by Mr. IcB'shi.or behind him. lie mado a gie.it Payne ot New York, and ieeonded hy Mr. ,1"!''n' fr "'ids In the Senate .list wint -r. Hopkins or Illinois, both of whom had during Ids briet incumlKn. y here, been candidates originally. The roil waa , Mr' '- v Wllley or ttarton Landing, hns rot called and tho nomination was mndi,llccn appointed a railway mull clerk, by acclamation. '''l!0 treasury department has given oP".- "0111. Henderson came, to the Capitol and l'lul itl." that thero is no vice-piesideni remained In the Speaker's room until ar- f"r tho Clement National bank or Itut ter thn House officers had been se'eete.1 hind. Vt., in plaeo of Henry A.Sawyer, de- He was then escorted to th,. rostrum nt to tho rostrum of Hopkins of Illinois nan of New York renteil wltli eheer.-i the House by Messrs, and Payne and Sherman His appearance wits greeted and in re-nonso C.en. Henderson addressed the caucus. .l.i.i s.ti-i! ltl I, r . It wn a thrilling escapo that Charles Davis of Ilowerston, O., lately bad rrom a frljhtful death. For two years a beivro lung trouble constantly gnw wnrso until! it seemed ho must dio of Consumption Then he began to use Dr. King's New Discovery nnd lately wrote: "It gave In. stunt relief and cftecteil a permanent euro." Such wonderful cures havo for 2"i ' years proven It's power to cure all Throat, Chst and l.un? troubles. Price SOc nnd tl.Afl. Kvery bottle guaranteed. Trial bot tles freo at J. W. O'Suillvan's drug store, i VKRMONT PATKNTS. Washington, Dee. 5 Lete-rs patent have been taken out by Vermonters as follows: William K. Cnry, Sprlnglield. earburuter: Jainei ilartnoss, Sprlnglield, box slide fonnltig tool. ' I 1 lifs 1631,081,994. Estimates of Sec. Gage For Appropriations For the Next Fiscal Year. INCREASE OYER THIS YEAR, I lie Highest lUllinut In 100,11 '4, H.-, 1 for thu AVr Depin tiimnt - A S 1 1 1; 1 1 1 Drcrtate In Iho I'unvlou A pproprln UvnMitiiy Iniprorrmuutf In Hy Vnrd. Aakcil. Washington, Dec. I. Tho S'ciutary of the treasury to-day transmitted to tho House t-f tU'nresL'nln.tlvt-s lb,i ntliriutfi of ;l nn iroiu nil o is rei 1 reil lot tno kitv ce n llu. I1m.miI l-rvir imHIim .Iiiha lll. tr,nl Thn u...... ..uk nggieg.ue appropriations estimated for la l'U,'Xsl,!i.'l. 'Ibis Is an Increasu ovir tlio i.-ilmates for the present l-cal ye.ir of VA'tJl.tfll, and ni Incre.in' over tho appio- piiatlons for the present year of ll.2B.02l.1 Kollowlug Is a total recapitulation by depai tmeiiw of estimates tur the ne.M J'uir Including the appropriations for tho pn sent llseal year, cents omitled:- i-timnies lor r.Ji legislative, 0,;i3r,,2..7: j.feuiivi. j..., iw, staio uepartm.'iit, t.,tn-r. . . !. ... in. in, ucusnry ueimrtment, iu.',iii,iu; war depnrtm'nl $1W,112,S)1; navy tiepu.t- ment, 7'S,4ra,rctO; Interior departmeiu, J!71.- OVtl: roslofflce den irttnent. Jl.nfl.it.;! de- partiiKiit of ngrlcultiire, ),3;,257, depnr:- mem oi aieor, n2,:wi; oepiirtment or jus- ment, $2liX),G1S; treasury di part men, 5in5.soi.tlOi war df partnvrtt, l3,ri,v,.;.'8; navy department, .'.l,P2i.2't0; Interkr tie litirtment, $lfi7.&l2.RI5: pnfofllce depnt-:-mcnt, l.r.cn,f,"it; depaitment of ngrlcullure, $3,72r. t!t; department of labor, $li2.fin0, de partment ot Justice, $8,3:'2,)77; grand total, j;m;,8p;,07o. Amrng the estimates for tho next llseal year are the following: Army and navy pcnsl ns, $145,230,322. This Is 3W li ss than the appropriations f. c thn current year. New jail, penitentiary and other buildings at rfitka. Alaska, J.P.OrO; government buildings, Chicago, JJO.OO ; Kltchburg, Mui-s., JjO.liOo; Norwich. I onu . KWfi; Uniaha, 3j0,fj0, I'hiladclphla mint. rtl,375. important increases in appropriations ! nsked for imp'ovements nnd ex' -n.slons nt the following navy yards and naval sta- tlcns: Kot navy yard, Portsmouth, N. 11., W2,0oo. lucre ie nearly $.)ii,0f; navy yard, lioston. $1.7!)3,f.OO, Incrctise aliout Jl.iftl0.Vi; naval slntloa, New London, firt.ui", n crcase, 2.'i.0ir, navy yard. Hrookiyti, J1,'j77 -O01), increase! nearly a million; navy jard, Uengue Island, Pa., tl.'MXW-. Increase. S) -PU.O10: riivy jf.id. Washington. $ U7.S(1 . Increase i' i.'jm; navy yard. Norfolk, va , l,iii:).'it. increase n million; construction gun and mortar batteries, Including woriis for defense ports'. Porto Hlco, pneumatic dynamite batteries, etc., Jo.P'o.i'OO; iiv-tai-latlcti r.ingo at.d position finders. l."0.0i; sites for fortilicntlnris and other works, ib rensc, $11 72XXO ror construction or buP l lng.i, military posts, barracks and quar ters for artillery In connection with pro Jrct ror sea coast derense. two millions; LWI..-.I livu'Jll "li tl-l. I'lllllin ,11 Hill. I. ll r.iosts In Cuba, Porto Hlco. Hawaii and , i orio uico, nawati ami the Philippin.s, J2U0.W)! Improvement ot Yellowstone National Park, J310,(Vio. Tha total amount estimated tor under tlio tltlo Of public WOrkS Is $76,4111,22; as against iiv.u..ivj uiiurr cununi .ippiopnacions. COMPLIMENT TO POWERS. To t'realdc Over KeputillcBn Cnnfrrenoe Vt'l iiioh I 'l llclegiltloll In Cntigrua Vtiriiiont Vusliliij; ton Noti'S. Washington, P. C, Dec. 4. It was a gi. ic fill eomplement that some or tho ic.uhnsj republiejilis ot the Hou.-epatd Juege il. il. i'ower.-, of Vermont, the other nllu In designating him as presiding offuer of tlio oonlcrenie iliat met at the Oil llol lo tonsider the itobcrts caae. The loniei- enco was held at tho suggestion or Uen. Henderson, the speaker, and only the .it.:.' lawyers ol tho House were Invited. Tho ptogr.imme mapped out at that conrere ino was followed by the House to-day. Ihe eriuont delegation are now all In 11., ,1... ..-...h In ,1.1 I., 11... enat, tolday attorn 'audio powers has ncen hero several ilays and .s occui ying apartments at the Rlggs House, Ol .. i.i, a, , i..,.. .... ui,. i.n. e t iiiii.ii ii.nei linn uceil lim 11UIIIO 1U1 IL'lU.II years wlun In Wiishiugton. It l ra ur- I, utn,,,,no. ,,i.lf. f-v.. for many New Kng.alil- ' ... ,.; ; V, V, rout arrived In Wash ington later but attended the Republican , '. caucus of Saturday evening. Ho Is look ing much better than when ho left Wash ington at the close of tho last Congress. Senator Proctor has been here at Jirfisr- l"lll peiious llullllg Hie p.IRl summi r. HO ceased; also that the Shnwmiit National eease.i; also mat tne hnuwnnii .Mitiouai , of Do!llon lll,s 1,0011 approved as :i 'cserve agent for the Fictoty Point Na-I "onal bank of Maneht ster Center, Vt. Thn department has ivoked its appnval of the L.iiitlncntal National bank ot New York city, to act ns lojervc agent lor tho Factory Point bank. Harvey K. Willis of Mlddlebury, Vt., has been appointed an assistant hi the expe riment station of the agricultural depart ir.ent at a salary of Jim") a year. Tho ann ttinccment is made by the treas ury department of the appointment of Herbert . lilake as a deputy ecllovtir and Inspector of customs nt Newport, t, Oral W. ilarwooil has hen appointed a Vt. Next letter carrier at ncnnlniston, Wcdnenlay tho civil service commission will hold nn examination for tho position of clerk and letter cuirli'i" at Ilenu'iigton. The last -lay ror illlng applications was last Friday. Robert H. Domey has been uppolnted a substitute clrk and Alfreel W. Co He ap pointed a stamper Ir. tho St. Albans, Vt., pnstotilci'. Waldo H. Stork ha been ap pointed a substitute oarrlur nt Rutland, Vt. According to the report of the comms sloiier of navigation, showing by Stat.s and territories the number and grcps ti n nage of roglsfued, enrolled and licensed vessels of the. United States, Vermont Ins 211 vesicla with a total toniingo of 2.1.titl. The civil Hcn'iea onnimls.slr.il has given lirtlco that an examination will bo held at St. Albjin January 2 I ext for the poMiton ot wati'liman-llreman nt a salary ot $6i a year. Applieatiens slic.uld be li'.ed propmtly but will be recdved up to tho lime of tho examination Kllirlblllty tor appointment will be determined from nn exanilnill ai into eich applicant's cxpul- e nce. ahliuy aim character as a worni.'. in 1 ..1...l....l ,.t.'.tllt,.n.li,,a tn, 1 1, n ,cnl.. I uu ii ri )"'.'. 'I" ; '-., ' " be p rfornicd. A mi rn n o n iu'1 unni.md tl tin- l tilted Sinus, and under the r. gu tleitts of tho 'treasury department, must ,e between tho ages of 21 and 00 years. I be between tho ages or 21 and m y Persons who hnvo aufTered tho loss of nr. arm or leg, who aie ruptured, er who have oth-'r aorlous disability, are consid ered physleJlly dldqiialllied for appoint ment to the custodian service. A petition In voluntary bankruptcy was nominated on the sixth ballot receiving f0 filed Friday by Adolnhus J, Brown of votes against 47 for DeArmond and two Franklin, who has Until ItPs if 20il and for Sulzer. Tho nomination was then ns.sets of V'11 which aro claimed as exompttie ' ' inlnious. under the biv, I ill'. Itlchardson, who was In tho ways SUFFERED TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, Cured Permanently by the American Catarrh Rem edy, Pe-ru-na. MR. AND MRS. J. 0. ATKINSON, INDEPENDENCE, 510. Mr. John O. Atkinson, Independence, . ,,. ,A ta- wu, um rram nim ' j. uiiruuiui, says: "My wife had been suffering from n complication of dlseascB for 2.'i years, .ittcrcaqehad tiifflerl tho skill of soma , cr case nau Ualtlna tno BK111 of somo of tho mo3t noted physicians. Ono of her worst troubles was chronic constipa- Hon of eoveral years' standlne. Shoalso -,,t,,i win, ,nt ,ii,nif- ,i suffered with eonoral doblllty and paroxysms sometimes as often as six or eight times a day. At this timo sho was passing through that most critical period In tho llfo of woman chango of life. "In Jnnc, 1S!)5, 1 wroto to you about nor caso. You. advised a cottrso of Pc-ru-na and Man-a-lln, whlcli wo at onco commenced, and have to nay It has com pletely cured her. Sho flrmlv boHovM that sho would havo boon dead only for these wonderful remedies. "About the same ttmo I wroto you about my own caso of catarrh, which auuiiL my imwi i;asu ui uuiaiiu, iiii:ii ,.' , . ,1 1 . ,i r was of !ii years' standing, and at times I , J, , , t 1 was almost past going. I commoncod using l'o-ru-na according to your In structions, and continued its use for about a year, and it has completely cured me. "I havo to say that your remedies do all you claim for them, and even moro. Catarrh cannot oxlst whero Pe-ru-na is taken according to directions. Man-a-lln Is a most wonderful mcdlcino for chronic constipation." Mr. A. F. Stern, Marino City, Mich., writes:"! was troubled with catarrh for threo years, and tried almost ovcry catarrh motllclno I hoard of. I wont down to Dela ware, O., to at tend college, whoro I got ono of your Alma nacs, and saw Stern. another remedy for catarrh. 1 was almost discouraged with trying all kinds of medicine, u... , ,i., , ,u .,,. uul '" 1 " i t..Juu. medicine was all right, and so I tried it. After taking seven bottles nnenrrllnt- n rtlroetlnns. T was cured nnd felt llko a new man. I recommend it to all who aro suffering with this dreadful disease. It Is the best medicine for catarrh. I owo my health to you." Mrs. .1. A. Bashor, Knoxvllle, Tenn., writes: "My health was completely bro ken down and had been for almost a year. I could not rest day or night, but suffered constantly untold misery. Tried remedy after remedy, hut found nn relief until I'e-ru-na was recom- Tho microbes that cause chills and Mr. A. F. mncous membranes mado porous by catarrh. Tc-rn-na heal 4 the mucous r.ien.branes and prevents tins entrance, of malarial germs, thus preventing and curing these affections. The Blue Store. v Zero! Rough Weather! J When you read such a prediction in your paper you think of if Storm Coats, and wish you had provided yourself with one. We arc making: Special Sale of Men's Storm Coats made for rough weather. Snowllakes won't hurt them and a blizzard won't p.n- 3 I etrate them. Get one now just for the sake of defying the tie- ) v ments. Irish Freize Ulsters, 85 Church St. , DEMOCRA I S NOMINATE RICHARDSON - Afttr h Spirited (.niitr.t Kur ibe Hoiiiin I.xHiler-lilp ll'.licrt I eteil In i iini'iiH. Washington. Dee. 3 The democr-.ua ot the Hull'., of Ui'piesent.itivc, ai ihe.r lateness of the hour, he said, lie w j .. I ir fc caucus held In the Hall of Jieptc enl.itlses do more thnn return his proic ml ' ki yesterday afternoon. Felecp d Re i . ewcnla- trusting that he had a pren -r nr t live James D. Richardson or Tciinc-sce aslt'un or the great resonsil..lltl s p ,i d their candidate for speaker, arter u spirit cd contest lasting thii'ttgh six ballots. This curries with It the domoi ratio learlerlilp 011 ,mi ,1po;'' XIr' Rioh.irdscn has sorvul H years In the House and ls the oldest democratic m"tr.ber in point or service, ex cept Mr. McP.tie or Arkars.is. Thc candi dates against Mr. IM- hards hi were Repre sentative.! Do ArmoiH. ot Missouri. Dank head or Alabima and StiUer or New Yoik. Representative ITay of Virginia was eject ed olnlrmnn of the caucus by a vote of 77 to CS cast for Mr. Mr Rat or Arkansas, li ti ui tii.rn eiistotmirv for tb"ol.lest mem ber In point or service to pteslile uer the caucu". ami the selection el .nr. liny, wnn has served only on term, was an unusupl honor. Tho name of Mr Not ton of Ohio was also iro.ented for presiding oitieer, lut was withdrawn. Representative Cum inllii,s of Nw Yfl. and H ber.seci of ixililslnia were elected sicictailes. Mr Rlelriidroii wes plui.d in lumiiui tlot. by Mr. Cnrnvick cf Ttiuic-ssec Mr. Dc Armond waa nominated by Mr. Hmton of Mlsi-oiirl, Mr. Riuikhf.id by Mr. Rail of Texas and Mr. Sitln r by Mr. Cutiiin nga of New York. Tho llrst ballot vituilted: Richardson, '3; Do Armond, 3); Dnnkhead, .11; Sulier. 21. Tho four following ballots showed Utile chntlgi'. At the end of the fifth ballot Mr. 1 ,,,l,..n.l ,,r A nlinmn ivltlwlrnw tr ...,........ w. ............. ......... .. ... . . Daukhcad's name, an.1 on the llrst roll ,' ,ho, f11,1. lMllot "bo,u ' w. ' 1 3 " . V' Raiikliea.rs supiiorters went to Mr mcnarii.son. ,v ino con in uie iiiin i.-i call the vote Btood: Rlchaubon, C5, Do Armcnd, 1J; Sulzer, 20. llefore the second roll call began Mr. I Sillier withdrew and asked his friends to veto for Rlchardtcei. Thero was a general istamnedo to the Tcnnetseean, and he was mended to mo by a friend. I hare t.tfcen ono and a half bottles and am today woll and hearty. I shall always praUe l'o-ru-na, for I fcol It saved my life." Mr. J. W. Draper, Galnsboro, Tonn., writes: "For many years I had been n continual sufferer from that dreadful d 'easo, chronic catarrh. I gave up hopes of ever being relieved. I tried overy remedy my friends recom mended, but all in vain. Finally I took my bed. My friend.? had all Riven me up Mr. J. W. Draper, to dlo, believing mo to bn in the stapes of consumption. Having a bu"'( of Pc-ru-na in tho room, I began t" t.i .. . . , , . ,1 .1 . 't, and In a few days fc r-" well that ' t J , ,, . , Bot "P- i continued il, inmroviUK a the time, until I am now alnu -t a foup man. Can do as hard a day'" w . rk a almost any man. This happened fou ycard ago." Mrs. Rachel A. Macaw, 07 West .Tef ferson street, Sprinmield, O., writes " our Pc-ru-na worth its ivi.-i.t 1 rrnld. T fe. 1 lib,, n new woman. lean t tvfpS praiso it enough. I r Bpentagreattleal j of money on d3t to:s, but nr thin ever did mo any good until I stc to you and tried your Pe-ru-na. I nnu" foot Ttll nf Mrs. Rachel A. Magaw.tho catarrh( bl I shall nover be without I'e-ru-na, an shall tell all I seo to try It, for I know it to bo a sure cure for catarrh. I can't praUo i'. enough for what it has done for mo." Catarrh is an Amorican disease Fully one-half of tho people are alllictcd moro or less with it in some form. Previous to the discovery of Pc-ru-na, catarrh was considered well-nigh incurable. Since tho introdnctlonof Pe-ru-na to tho medi cal profession thousands of cases are cured annually. By aid of Dr. Ilartman's free books and free correspondence a multitude of hopeless pooplo are permanently curec? of this most loathsome and stubborn disoaae every year. Anyono afllicted with catarrh should writo Dr. Hartman, Columbus, 0. Ask for free books or freo advice, whichever you most need. l fever and malaria enter tho svstem thrjtigh I The Blue Store. $?.59 and $10.00. II. C. HUMPHREY, fand means committee room was cs- re to the hall by Messrs. Itall t'..rnu Sulzer, and made .1 felicitous sp. ' til. inking his colleagues for the ho r had ronrerrcd uion him. Ow h. upon him by the action of tho caaous Tho following candidates for Hous if rers wer; then soleeted: C lerk Jim -i Kerr of Pen'TyIvanla : sergeant -it arni ex-Rer-es.ntatlve llrookshlro of I'-di.i'-i doorkeeper, Henry Moler of lll nils pi master, Oerge 1.. Drowning ot V rglnia The caucus alto selected th. f. lowtM democrats to fill tho four sp. cial pe.i 1oi i allotted the minority partv u t ic Housi Special employe. Col. Isaac R 1111! Ohio; speylal messengers. FwP g T bi r I ot Missouri (a son of tho late Represer t live Dlnnd of Missouri) and F in I I Knight of Georgia; special pag. Jirr '... omo. A resolution was adoptid. iroti n Mr. Dalley of Texis Iimtrin tlnp- Mr H ardson to confer with Speaker He tola i nnd request a larger de-men rati, r i resen t.itiou on committees. In the .ii C n grew tho minority were allotted s x n on each committee, they now d sbte se-i Mr. Roberts of I'tnh put. .it d in caucus procTt'dll gs and voted for Mr Rlcliar.'ion for speaker. Tor Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bough! Boars ro of (yi&c SIgnatu: O U. Gl CZ- i- irt. X A b intt the 1 h6 Kind You Hare ilways BocgM . Irs 1 hezzM,