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POLITICAL JUMPING JACKS.
Of political jumping jacks the country now
Their actions are dramatic.
Their contortions acrobatic
When the bosses give the little string a pull.
They will danca to any tune the goldbugs
sic ,r i
They always keep in range
Hy the mystic presto chance!'
When the Losses pull the hanJy little string.
These jumping jacks abound from store to
They jump one way to day
And the next, some other way.
When the bosses pull the string a little more.
For an office they jump lively fairly kick
Jump for silver, jump for cold.
Jump any way they're told;
For a lightning change just pull the string
l.gures Will Not Me.
Tho Director of tho United States
Mint has prepared for the Congress
ional Committee on Coinage a series of
tables showing the estimated and offi
cially reported amounts of gold, silver
and paper in circulation as money in
the different parts of the world Tho
following table comprises tho portions
of the statement in reference to gold
Countrv. Gold. Silver.
United Mates.... t7o-.uiS.sa f nOTl.3W
U. Kingdom .VO.HU.OW KJO.UJO.U)
France WXJ.IXXMJOJ 7U.1ju.0ju
Cermany 50U,a)J i:0.UUO)
35e:pium uVMVJO) .'V.V'OQMO
Italy liO.lXKMJ.O (O.ia'.lWJ
Switzerland i.lü.üx . ir.0!ü.ü.ü
Greece a.00..UO 4,'UUM)
Spam 10 '.uijo.tjijo rrUn.iHj
Portugal -tO.UMOiK) UVWi.U)
Austria- Hungary -liv.'XO SUWHitO
Netherl nds y.,uuu.ixjo rs.uju.uo)
sc'ndin'n Lnion.. a.v00U0 10.oju.ooo
Kusslu M'.OOO.i'Ui ' iU,ijm.ijij0
Turkey frfi.oUO.U.M iUJ0U0
Australia 'Ji,iU,tO 7,0 IV 0J
Egj-pt lUO.UUO.UOJ 1V).0jO
Mexico r.uju,uuj U),0(x),toj
Vntral Amenci 5 I'.O 0
.south Anurlca... -WXO.ikU S'Vüv.iW
Japan K'.'J o,0A) Sv.uaiOü
India SAO.iAM.O U
China "(,( o.cO)
The Strait- . ltm.iw.vM)
Canada lG.UW.OM 5.UJiUVJ
Cuba, Ilaytl, etc.. :A),UH''U L'.iX4,tuJ
Total sc.Tr.O..W) t,S3J,571,3!C
l'opulation of the 1'urth,
1 A-'i:.U,( )
7, 1". 0.(0 J
The total gold of tho world in coin
and bullion used as money amounts to
$2.51 per capita.
The totl silver of the world in coin
and bullion used ns money amounts to
$2.58 per capita.
The total gold and silver of tho
world in coin and bulllion used as
money amounts to 5.0'.) per capita.
If the world is reduced to a gold
basis, $2.51 per capita will be our
money of redemption, instead of $5.01)
under a bimetallic system.
Head tho following tables every
week, until you can tell the world,
from memory, what we have done by
permitting the "crime of 1873" to go
unrepealed and unpunished, and until
enough true, loyal, patriotic Ameri
can citizens will vote for only Ameri
can money for Americans to sweep
from the face of this fair land tho vam
pires and vultures who have been
preying upon us since 1801, and are
now forging the last links of the chain
which makes abject slaves of over sixty
livo millions of our people. Keep it
before the people until wo have only
American money for Americans, until
we pay all interest to the United
States instead of foreigners and have
true American financial independence:
Wheat. Cotton. Silver.
1S7S..?1.i7 1ST... .1'.)..1 !:.. si.::2
i.-ca.. i.vi ,i..s is?!.. i..y
S7l.. l.',3 Ki.. .1.-1.1 171.. l.T7
1S7.1.. 1.1-' 175.. .15.0 1875.. 1.S4
1T6.. l.VI 1 75.. .l.'.i) 17.. 1.15
n;7.. 1.17 is?7.. .11.8 1S77.. l.'JU
p7.s.. i.:;i isrs.. .11.1 is:8.. i.i:
17!).. 1.D7 1S70.. .U.y 17J.. i.ia
lS-o.. !.: IVO.. .11.5 lsi.. 1.14
11.. 1.11 1 M.. .11.-1 1-81.. 1.1.1
1SS2.. Ml) S-i'.. .11.4 1W.. 1.13
i.i.; ivt;.. .10 8 iss;.. i.u
1SS1.. 1.U7 li 4 . .10.5 184. 1.01
185.. .Mi !;.. .10.1 1ST.. 1.1 5
18 5.. 7 1nV.. ..'. 1881.. .W
187.. .K 1SS7.. J.5 1HS7.. .1)7
1H-8.. .85 1SSS.. .S 1N-8.. .1
ISS'J.. .)) IHy.. .) 1KMJ.. .t.
l.9).. .85 140.. .10.1 11W.. 1.U4
1?.M. . .85 1SJI.. .1U 1H.1.. ,yj
ly:.. .vü ivj-.. k7 iy... .mj
isy.. .im pot.. 7.0 iyj.. .74
Congrcs A It Is and Ought To lie.
An exchange gives the following
figures of Congre s as it is and ought
to be. The tarifi discussion last sum
mer proved that even great men are
selfish, and that each favors hi3 own
peculiar interest. This fact gives
weight to the argument for propor
tionate representation, that is, for
each great interest to have its propor
tionate share in the law-making 1 odics :
lüHglfM AS It J.
Merchants and special trades 3)
'Jommou laborers 0
Att It .Should He.
Professional Politicians l
Merchants and special trades 61
Joumion laborers 155
I iijiir' Kor Yourselves.
"We have about 15, -11 0,000 voters in
the Unite 1 States. There are i'i'Z
members in Congress. This gives one
member for every 38,000 voters.
There are about 100,000 lawyers,
which would cntitlo them to three
members in Congress.
There are only about 11,000 bankers,
which does not entitle them to a sin
gle member in Congress, but say we
give them one.
There are 8,000,000 farmers which
entitles them to 211 members.
There are about 2,015,000 mer
chants and special tradesmen, which
entitles them to 01 members.
There are about 0.000,000 common
laborers, which entitles them to 155
Taxation without representation is
tyranny now just tho samo as it was
when öeorgo III was on tho throne of
irrt Army of DlsgusteJ.
The ofh'cial statistician at Washing
ton says that the returns hliow that
(,100,000 men refused to voto at all at
the last election. He also says:
"The stay-at-homo voto has increased
in New York from 75,000 in 1S83 to
185,000 in 1802, and 425,000 this year.
In Pennsylvania it has increased from
70,000 in 1883 to 230,001) in 1802, and
to 400,000 this year. It has increased
in Ohio from 10,000 in 1888 to 115,000
in 1S'J2 and to 200,000 iu 18Ü1. South
Carolina, when she had 50,000 loss
voters than now, cast 183,021 votes
for Hayes and Tilden. The total vote
this year, however, was not much over
00,000 or about a fourth of the full
Thero can be but one conclusion
drawn from ihis statement of facts.
There are about 5,000,000 voters, not
Populists, now in tho United States
who have no faith in cither of the old
parties. If we add to them the 2,000,
000 Populists thero is already a major
ity who desiro tho Government placed
in entirely new hands. Tho problem
to solve then, is not how to pcrsuado
tho voters away from aflilia'iou with
the old parties,but how to unite them
in one parly. Can these 7,000,000
voters bo brought to support a plat
form two columns long, containiu gde
mands for woman suffrage, single tax,
nationalism, laud loans, referendum, a
new svstem of electing tho President
! and Senators, sub-treasurv, non-in-
Ix 11 . 1 i 1 t
leresi-ueaiiug uouus, goou rua is, im
perative maiivlato and twenty other
"isms" besides some sound principles
concerning finance and tho corpora
tions? Now is the time when every
reform editor ought to open a rapid
firing battery 0:1 tho platform cranks
aud creato a scntiment so strong that
when our next convention is held, the
man who proposes the ten-toot plat
form scheme will be hooted oV of the
back door. As far as I am concerned,
I will join the hosts of silent sufferers
before I will go into another campaign
loaded down with another ten-foot
platform. These cranks who want
their "isms" put in our platform have
no votes to back them and everv "ism"
added drives away thousands.
If the trenchant pens of reform edi
tors are directed to the eradication of
the platform tinkers, they can soon be
overcome. Let every editor from
Maine to California ami from tho Gulf
to the Lakes open out on them. Be
fore wo can do anvthing to help the
people, we must down the corporations
and tho money power. That is the
enemy that this generation must con
quer. Let the coming fenerations at
tend to the other things. They will
havo more money tc do it with. It
may seem to be a strange statement
but nevertheless it is a true statement.
The wider the platform the fewer are
tho men who can conscientiously stand
upon it. And the narrower it is the
more thero are who can fiud a footing
T. II. Tidbles.
A Lively Corpse."
Immediately after the election tho
old-party dailies, in every section of
the country, hastened to chronicle
their undisguised joy at tho "defeat of
The Chicago Tribune published a
leading editorial occupying nearly a
column of noupariel setting forth "the
great benefits which would accure
Irom tho "death of Populism."
Hoke Smith's paper at Atlanta, the
Louisville, Memphis, Xew Orleans
and other Democratic dailies through
out the south, seemed to derive im
mense comfort from tho generally
accepted statement that "Populism
was wiped out."
Tho Now York "World voiced the
sentiment of aristocratic Democracy iu
closing a lugubrious editorial with tho
statement : "Populism is killed, any
how." Hut tho World prides itself on being
a newspaper, in every sense of the
term in giving its readers the pure,
unadulterated facts concerning pass
ing events throughout tho world and
especially of our own country. Aud
its news editors do uot seem disposed
to bolster up an editorial misstatement
with facts and figures.
Here is tho wav tho tho news col
nrnns of tho orld have since the elec
tion corrobrated tho statement made
by its chief editor that "Populism is
1. The Teoples party has increased
its vote in every western and southern
2. The Peoples party m point of
numbers is tho first party in four
states an l the second party in thirteen
a. The Peoples party holds the bal
ance of power in the United States
Senate and has increased i;s member
ship in the Lower House.
4. Tho Peoples party 1 oiled more
votes in Colorado and Kansas than
ever before, with 87,000 votes in Miu
neso:a and 120,000 in Texas.
5. Tho Peoples party, according to
the oflicial returns, cast 1,01)0,000 votes
at the last election, with several west
ern and southern states yet to hear
G. The Peoples party was mainly in
strumental in breaking "tho solid
7. Tho leaders of tho Peoples party
seem greatly elated over tho results of
the last election and are already enter
ing with enthusiasm into the cam
paign of 1890.
All tho above statements were
gleaned from tho news columns of the
New York World previous to Novem
ber 20. h.
It is now in order for tho chief ed
itor of that goldbug advocate, as also
those other fellows, to take it back
right away--to acknowledge that Poj
ullsm is not "dead anyhow," and that
tho Peoples party is, to say tho least,
a pretty lively "corpso" after all.
ropulist Party Not lestroyel.
The New York World's carefully 10
vised returns of the vote cast at tho
last general election do not confirm
the claim so recklessly mado twenty
four hours after tho polls wero closed
that "the Populist party has been de
stroyed anyhow." Tho great western
nnd southern third party did lose tho
Governorships of Kansas and Colorado
and met with some unexpected de
feats elsewhere which attracted atten
tion and gavo rise to the belief that
its growth had been checked, but an
examination of tho official returns
shows that tho belief, after all, was
not well founded.
In 18U2 tho Populist party polled
altogether 1,041,018 voto for Presi
dent. Between 1802 and 1801 there
was no general election Iho returns of
which can bo compared with the year
preceding. This year tho Popuhstic
Tote was 1,036,000, a gain of nearly
000,000 votes in two years. How
! much greater the vote might have
. been had not tho two old parties in
nearlv all tho western states favored
silver nobody knows. In 1802 the
Populist party cast about one-twelfth
of the total vote. This year the total
vote cast, except iu Illinois, California,
( 1scons1n, lexas, and one or two
j other states, was much smaller than in
1 1802. It is doubtful if it is more than
; 10,000,000 altogether. In two years,
therefore, the third party has grown
from a representation of 5,000,000 to a
; representation of 8,000,(00 people and
is by no means dead.
The nation is passing through an
era of political transition just as it did
between 1850 and '00.
When thousands of Democrats break
away from iheir party as they did in
the recent olection, it is evidence of
discontent which protends a coming
liepublicans who abandoned their
party two years ago, largely voted
wrh the Peoples party this ear.
D Mnocrats who became disgusted
and with a spirit of independence
broke away from party bondage this
year will be with us next.
Those who voted the llepublican
ticket expecting any improvement
will be doomed to disappointment.
The needed reforms can never come
through a party whose policy for thirty
years has been dictated by tuo specu
lators of Wall Street.
These vo ers who have now become
independent voters will not return to
tin party of G rover Cleveland, neither
will they again support tho ltepuli
cans. The only logical conclusion is that
these thousands of voters will do just
what the thousands have done who
abandoned the ol 1 parties previously.
Hecoming independent thinkers they
have united with the only party that
in any manner represents the 1 eoplo.
Already tho houth is honey-combed
with Populist theories and 0:1 a fair
count nearly every state would to-day
The Peoples party is a unit in t on
demands. In every state, in every county, iu
every j recinct, it endorses tho same
Tho old parties have no platform or
declaration of principles on which to
In tho different localities their lead
ers talked to suit the people.
Tho Democrats floundered among
governmental problems without an at
tempt to offer a solution. '
Tho Hepublicans mako pledges ac
cording to the locality ami promised
everything or anything.
None of theso pledges were intended
They were merely intended to catch
votes and the trick was a success.
Thinking people will observe this
and inquire for somethng more worthy
The returns indicate that gradually
the voters abandon first one and then
tho other of tho old parties but they
go out never to retiirn.
(ioltl Standard KnRlaiiri
England is not troubled with a tar
iff up or down, McKinley or Wilson,
Democrat or Hepublicau, but it has
the gold standard, its banking institu
tions are the authors of the gold stand
ard, and they havo forced it upon
other nations. Wo clip tho following
from tho Keview of Heviews. See how
many schemes they are trying to de
viso 10 aid tho people when their mis
erable gold policy, dear money, is the
parent of tho trouble. Dreak the
fuudholders grasp from tho thi-oat of
labor, and the laborers will take care
of themselves :
The sufferings of tho unemployed in
England, if not greater, are at least
more vocal than ever, and remarkably
various are the remedies proposed. '
Besides the project already named,
Mr. Kior Hardie suggested to Parlia
ment the establishment of an eight
hour day, and the prohibition of over
time in government faciories. the re
clamation of waste lands aud fore
shores, the reafforesting of the coun
try, and the provision of suitable ac
commodation for the aged ioor. The
Daily Chronicle revives an old scheme
for reclaiming the Wash, and so add
ing a "new country" to England. Mr.
Chamberlain' hope is for extended
markets for national trade! A confer
ence of vestries, presided over by Lord
Onslow, proposed to Mr. Gladstone
tho formation of light railways, made
aud worked as in Ireland, to carrv
awav tho refuso of London. The
gravity of this problem throughout
tho United Kingdom can hardly bo
over estimated, ami its conditions are
not so transient as thoso in tho United
States. Thero is no such "army" of
unemployed iu Chicago or New York
as in London.
How They Iluv Hond.
Ponds aro bonds sold ostensibly to
replenish the gold in tho treasury but
in reality they do not do this, but
simply afford a means of speculation
for the fundholdcrs. The practice of
tho officials of paying gold for legal
tenders affords the opportunity. The
speculators gather in tho legal tenders;
then they swap to tho United States
for gold; then they swap tho gold for
bonds. Gold to the amount of $1,
007,001 was withdrawn from the treas
ury in this way, and evidently for the
purchase of the now bonds, during one
Onions Good lor erves.
Onions aro a kind of all round good
medicine, and ovo.-y hcuowifo knows
this without exactly know.ng tho rea
son why. Sho knows that a whole
onion oatt;n at bed-t mo will by the
ooxt m u nin break tho severost CJld.
Sho lso knows that onions mako a
good plaster tj remove inflammation
an l hoar, enoss. 1 f any one would take
nn onion and mash it toas to secure all
th-3 juieo in it, he would havo a most
romarkab'o smelling tubstanco that
would quiot tho M3st nervous pornon
in no time. Tho strength of it inhaled
for a few moments will dull tho sense
of moll anl weaken tho nerves until
sleep is produced from thoor exhaus
tion. It all como3 from ono property
posses ed by tho onion, and that is 11
form of opium.
ASKS FOR NEW LAWS.
In Ills Annual Report lie Snggcsta a
Few Badly Needed Changes in the
Currency Lecialatiou "Would Revise
the JJond Laws.
Changes Must Be Made.
The annual report of the Secretary of
the Treasury on the state of the finances
has been sent to Congress. It shows that
the revenues of the government from all
sources for the lineal year ended June o,
1S0-1, wen? S372.SCC!,40S and the pxikmuH
tures $44Liö.7rS, which shows a detuit
of $Ö0,6U3.200. As compared with the
fiscal year lVA'J the receipts for lSti fell
During tin year there was a decrease
of $10,002,074 in the ordinary expendi
tures of the government. The revenues
for the current fiscal year are thus esti
mated cpon the basis of existing laws:
From customs s 1 ;i . x k .CTiO
From iLlernal revenue '1iu.ini.i:
Fn ra lniseellareou sources l.'i.ooo,)
1'roiu postal service M. 127,7 IS
Total estimated revennps $424
The expenditures for the same
are estimate.! as follows:
2"(.,l K H
.. X 1,1 N M
1 1. (. , i: I
For the civil establishment
For the military establishment
For the nnval est;sblihnient. .
tor the lii'lhu service 11,
For peri-ilon 1 iu
Fur interest 11 the pabli; debt. .
Fur pustal Gcrvice M,
T;.il estim.'iteil oxppV.Jtnrcs. .lt 1. 127.74s
The above l'gures. compared with the
estimated revenues, .-how a detu it of $20.
OtM.OtX). It is estimated that upon the
basis of existing law s the revenues of the
iraverument for the tiical year lSIXJ will
From customs .7. 1 sr .1 k x
Frora Internal revenue ' lüo.uHt.ooi)
From miscellaneous sources I.'.O'M.im.i
lroin postal service '.'. :.7,4o 7
Total estimated revenues $47,.Oo7.4'.7
The Secretary thinks many small dis
trict oliices should be consolidated and a
general reorganization of the customs ser
He also asks for $100,000 per annum
for investigating Chinese cases nnd pay
ing expenses of deportation, owing to the
new treaty with China.
Subject of Currency Reform.
The most important feature of Mr. Car
lisle's feport is his discussion of the sub
ject of currency reform, in the course of
which the administration's plans of a new
system of currency are set forth in detail.
Mr. Carlisle reviews tho financial statis
tics referred to in the tabulated state
ment and charges $.', 22,000 of the de
ficit to the importation of raw sugar prior
to the time the new tariff law went into
effect. The income tax will afford no
revenue till July 1, 1 Si .", but thero is rea
son to believe tho importation of sugar
must soon be resumed on a largo scale,
and he thinks by July 10 considerable col
lections under the ivcome tax law will
have lecu made. He is of the opinion
that the execution cf the present laws will
yield suflicient revenue for lSil and leave
a surplus of $2$,Sl 1.02 ).
In urging financial legislation for the
purpose of supporting the public credit
Mr. Carlisle says:
"The well-known defects In our financial
system ami the serious nature or the evils
threatened by them have done more during
the last two years to Impair the credit of tho
Government and the people of the Fnited
States at home and ubroad and to chock our
industrial nnd commercial progress than all
other things combined, and our tlr.-t nnd
plainest duty Is to provide. If possible, some
effective method for the prompt and perma
nent relief of the country from the conse
quences of the present unwise policy."
The Secretary then reviews tho circum
stances leading up to the first $.0.X! ),o:)0
issue of bonds, yielding $."St'rr,017 and
increasing the fue gold in the treasury to
$107.44G,SO2. The lowest point reached
by the reserve since the resumption of
speci? iyments was on the 7th day of
August, 1804, when, by reason of with
drawals in tho redemption of notes, it was
reduced to $r2,lS0.;VtO. After that date
it was slowly replenished by voluntary
exchanges of gold coin for United States
notes by the banks ami by small receipts
of gold in the payment of dues to thcjiv-
crnmont until the 14th of November,
1504, when it reached the sum of $01,
S78,74. In the meantime, however, tho frequent
presentation of notes for redemption in
gold clearly indicated tho existence of a
feeling of uneasiness in the public mind.
In addition the vast accumulation of
money at our financial centers and tho
genera! depression in business which pro
Vailed in this country had so reduced the
rates of discount that the inducement to
keep funds abroad was much greater than
in ordinary times and mtulo it highly im
prudent to neglect any precaution which
appeared necessary to insure the safety
of our financial position. Therefore, the
second issue of $00,000.000 was decided
upon. The proceeds of tho fuIo, $rS,
5."S.."00, have nearly all been paid into
tho treasury, according to the terms of the
sale, reducing tho rate of interest to
2.S7S per cent. The transaction justifies
the opinion that a 2',j per cent, bond
could probably have been sold at par.
Here the Secretary asks for a law giving
him such authority, saying it would
strengthen public confidence.
Preservation of the CI old Reserve.
"With regard to the redemption of gov
ernment obligations the Secretary shows
his nttitnde on the hard money question
nnd says the one who presents paper for
redemption must be given his choice of
metals, as a change would work hardship
on the public and nation. This condition
cannot be permanently remedied except
by great changes in the laws relating to
the subject. The situation is the result,
too, of three policies: The circulation of
United States notes as currency and their
current redemption in coin on demand;
the compulsory reissuance of such notes
after redemption; the excessive accumu
lation and coinage of silver and tho issue
of notes nnd certificates against it at a
lower ratio than is warranted, lie con
tinues: "Frequent Issues of bonds for the purpose
of procuring gold, which cannot be kept after
It has been obtained, will certainly cause In
creased distrust amoiifj our own people ns
wen as among the people of other countries
nnd not only swell the volume of our securi
ties returning from abroad for snle or re
demption, but Increase the withdrawal of
foreign capital heretofore invested in our do
It is not the capitalists alone whoso Inter
ests ore affected by the use or threatened
use of n depreciated and fluctuating cur
re;ioy nnd .the consequent derangement and
dtb'.inutlon of buHlness. A paralysis of busi
er, whatever may be Its cause, strikes tlrst
"Under our present currency nytitem, the
Yolume of circulation Is unchangeable; It Is
unalterably fixed at n certain amount and
co matter hoi7 great the emergency may be
It can b neither enlarged nor diminished.
Th oniy part of the currency possessing la
any degree the qcallty of elasticity Is that
Issued by the national banking associations
and it Is now generally conceded. I believe,
that In this particular, at least. It has failed
to meet the requirements of the situation at
some of the most critical periods in business
affairs of the country."
The National Kank Question.
With regard to tho "Baltimore plan" for
national banks the Secretary says:
"As the plan surKostcd proposes to exempt
the Sovennr.ent f the United States from
all liability for the redemption of national
bank notes and prtice the sole responsibility
upon the banks themselves, a guaranty fund
of not less than .'io per centum upon the out
standing circulation Is regarded as a very
proper and necessary feature of the system.
Then coming down to the tariff he says:
"The raw materials used In the production
of commodities for the use of the people in
their l.omoa and in their various Industrial
pursuit. :-hould bo free from taxation. If
our Industries ar? to be profitably conducted
reduced cost of production must precede or
accompany reduced prices of the flulshed
"The late act, while it places upon the free
list a considerable part of most important
raw materials used in our manufacture, left
iron and lead ores and bituminous coal, to
gether with sevoi ot her articles of less con
sequence, still dutiable, thus not only failing
to put In force a consistent system of reve
nue reform but leaving some of our most val
uable Industries at a great disadvantage as
compared with their rivals differently lo
cated." caklisi.i-;'3 i:stimati:s.
Secretary of the Treasury Thinks IIa
Ci:i Get Aloise with a Million Lcm.
Tho Secretary of the Treasury has sent
to the House of Hcpivsentativos his esti
mates of appropriations required for the
fiscal year ending June T.O, which
aggregate $ ll;,4::r,o70 as against $411,
N71MJ41 estimated for the present fiscal
year. Following is a recapitulation of tho
estimates by departments for lf'.M, with
comparison. with the appropriations for
lbt'ö, cents omitted:
Departments. lw:5. 1'.!".
legislative ?S.:u,.!;.Tt2 $10.:.77.ol7
i:xecuiie i::.r.4!) ph.ici
State 1.7S;,r::.S 2.ms.1M$
Treasury IP.s.T.'Jsi l.T;:.7:r.:;i
War öj.s-"..v;-j: ö.V-,.k;.::,,)
Navy :u.;:;..Hsd L'i;.7-v,.7.vj
Interior i:.s.fji.s7: 17-..V2.V.T1
UostoMee ;..v:- s-jd 2.4.;s.!is-
0.72 b'. 7,7o.:;t3
Grand totals S41o.4.;r.,07'.) S41Ö.7CO.P43
The changes of interest in these esti
mates present as compared with the ap
propriations for the current fiscal year are
In the Legislative branch: Salaries and
expenses are increased about .2-."i,0!M),
public works about $40U.O0O, public print
ing about 771 ).
Treasury department: Salaries and ex
penses are increased about 1K,0;K), ter
ritorial governments aro decreased about
J?,".0,0: , internal revenue increased $S17,
IXM, of which $4i',),u) is on account of
tho collection of the income tax provided
for by tho act of Aug. IS, 1S1H.
Tho estimates for public works are near
ly J?l.Mo,oiK) in excess of tho present ap
propriations of which about .S'J,KOO,000 is
for the eoniinuat ion or completion of pub
lic buildings as follows: Allegheny, l'a.,
to complete. $17..K)0; IIulTnlo, continua
tion, $JOO,0.H; Chicago, repairs, ."iO,HlO;
Claiksville, Tenn., completion, $10,0(10;
Fort Worth, Texas, completion, t?4000;
Kansas City, continuation, $100.000; Lit
tle Kock, Ark., additions, i?."S,000; New
ark. X. J., completion ami additional
lands. Js-JOO.OGO; Norfolk, Va.f completion,
$(;0,(MM: Omaha, continuation. $!M0,0O0;
Portland, Or., continuation. $100,0O);
Pueblo, Col., continuation, $."0,000; St.
Paul, Minn., continuation, $1."0,000; San
Francisco, commencement. $1.).(H)0; Sa
vannah, (la., completion. $L'o0,000; Sioux
City, Iowa, continuation, $."0,O00: Wash
ington. I). C, continuation, $."00,000;
Worcester, Mass., completion, $00,000.
Mnj. Cion. Stephen G Iurbridge died
in New York.
China his accepted tho English offer
of a 4' i pe r ce nt, loan of 1,2XVJOO.
Six murders in two months in fiehigan
havo resulted in agitation forcapital pun
ishment. Capt. McKenzie, of the Cleveland fire
department, has fallen heir to one-fifth
of a $o".,000 fortune.
Chicago and New York Congressmen
will eo-oporato to secure appropriations
for new postoihee buildings.
The first rain for four months fell in
Arkansas, putting out the forest fires
which had done great damage.
Four men who robbed the postoffieo at
Tieonderoga, N. Y. were captured by a
sheriff's posse i fter a desperate fight.
IIov. Dr. Henry M. Storrs, who defend
ed Prof. Briggs before the Presbyterian
general assembly, died at Orange, N. J.
William Ilrandt, a blacksmith at Free
buidsville, Ind., committed suicide hy
hanging on account of linanchil troubles.
Avalanches of snow, ice and earth, and
not an eruption, were what changed tho
appearance of Mt. Itanier iu Washington.
Judge McMaster sot aside the allow
ances made by Receiver Failey and bis
attorneys in the Iron Hall case at Indian
apolis. Gov. Walto Is continuing his war on
Denver gamblers. He charges that the
clergy are in league with the worst ele
ments. The proclamation of annesty issued hy
the Czar includes tho Lutheran clergy
men who were arrested in the Daltic
Fire which started from unknown
causes did $1.",000 damage to the boxing
department of the Cudahy Packiug Com
pany at South Omaha.
Judge McConnell of Fargo refused to
annul the marriage of Aaron Ilirsehfiold
to Dell Hogan, and declared his witnesses
to be unworthy of belief.
Iiobert G. Ingersoll, said to bo a ne
phew of the great New Y'ork lawyer, is
under arrest at Minneapolis, charged
with having stolen law books..
The Anderson (Ind.) paper mills wero
sold at receiver's sale to Crawford Fair
banks, president of tho American Straw
board syndicate, for $&i,000.
Many roads are suffering from a car
famine owing to increased local business,
while others are sending "empties' Fast
to nccommodate west-bound traffic.
Missouri River packers aro stirred up
over the advance in rates on live hogs
and packinghouse producta and may re
taliate by shipping via gulf ports.
A negro killed A. B. Leigh, a farmer,
near Newman, (la., and had a revolver
drawn to shoot Mrs. Leigh, but LMla, a
daughter, seized her fathcrVshotgun aud
drove tho man from the house.
Cincinnati ministers are fighting Sun
day theatres. Two of the ministers went
to Ilavlin's Theatre and stayed long
enough to qualify themselves as wit
nesses. The police refused to arrest the
actors until tho performance was concluded.
JAPAN'S QUEER ROBBERS.
They Are Polite and Require Tlieln
Victims to He Moral.
Mr. Lafcadio Hearn, in the paper
"From My Japan so Diary," In the At
lantic, tells of a robbery In the houso
of his neighbor, tlu dyer:
He told me a queer story about rob
bers. Dyers arc peculiarly liable to bo
visited by robbers; partly by reason of
the value of the silks Intrusted to
them, and also because the business la
known to be lucrative. One eveninr
the family were robbed. The master
was out of the city; his oH mother, his
wife and a female servant were the
only persons In tho house at the time.
Three men, having their faces maskinl
and carrying long swords, cntcrel the
door. One asked the servant whether
-any of the apprentices wore still In tho
building, and she, hoping to frighten
the invaders away, answeiv! that th
young men were all still at work. Hut
tho robbers were not listurbed by this
assurance. One posted himself at the
entrance, the other two strode Into tho
sleeping apartment. The women
started up in alarm, and the wife ask
ed, "Why do you wish to kill us?" Ho
who seemed to be the leader answered,
"We do not wish to kill you; we want
money only. But if we do not get it,
then it will bo this," striking his sword
into the 'matting. The old mother
said. "lie so kind as not to frighten my
daughter-in-law, and I will give you
whatever money there is in the house.
But you ought to know that there can
not be much, as my son has pone to
Kioto. She handed them the money
drawer and her own purse. There wero
just 27 yen and SI son. The head rob
ber counted it and said quite gently,
"We do not want to frighten you. We
know you are a very devout believer
in Buddhism, and we think you would
not tell a lie. Is this r.HV' "Yes, it U
all." she answered. "I am, as you say,
a believer in the teaching of Buddha,
and if you come to rob me now, I be
lieve it is only because I myself, in
some former life, once robbed you.
This is my punishment for that fault,
and so, Instead of wishing to deceive
you, I feel grateful at this opportunity
to atone for the wron I did to you in
my previous state of existence." Tho
robber laughed, and said, "You are a
pood old woman, and we believe you.
If you were all poor we would not rob
you at all. Now we only want a couplo
of kimono and this," laying his hand
on a very fine silk overdress. The old
woman replied, "All my son's kimono
I can give you, but I bog you will not
take that, for it does not belong to my
son, and was confided to us only for
dyeing. What is ours I can give, but I
cannot give what belongs to another.'
"That is quite right," approved the rob
ber, "and we shall not take it."
After receiving a few robes, tho rob
bers said good night, very politely, but
ordered tho women not to look after
them. The old servant was still near
the door. As the chief robber passed
her he said, "You told us a lie so tako
this," and struck her senseless. None
of the robbers were ever caught.
Hysteria and Women's Ilights.
One notices in too many things which
women do the touch of hysteria. Tako
the more or less neurotic novels which
certain ladies have recently issued
from English presses. In every one of
them one finds a suggestion of the hys
terical inclination which is an inevita
ble accompaniment of certain forms of
anaemia. I know nothing of their
authors, but I should be disposed to
wager, from the evidences which peep
out fröm between the lines, that the
large majority of thein are childless
Go where you please among iho
women who are shrieking out for this
or that and you will lind that 77 per
cent of thorn are, in some way or other,
the victims of their sex. From tho
point of view of modern femininity it
is woman's right to be a man. If they
would only be frank, it is nature I hoy
quarrel wlth-they envy man. All the
Fish Fights in Siam.
Tho favorite sport in Siam is fish
fighting. Betting ou lish-lights is such
a passion with the Siamese that thoy
will stake, not only all their money and
their goods but even their wives and
children. The right to keep lighting
fish is bestowed only by the King ami
is so highly paid for that tho royal cof
fers derive a largo revenue from grant
ing tho requisite licenses.
Tho fighting fish are little things of
four or live centimeters long and not
thicker than a child's linger, but they
are full of "fight" and fly at each other
with the utmost ferocity as soon as
they aro let Into the same water. In
Annam, too, the same amusement pre
vails. There the fish are kept in large,
clear glass bottles of water and if ono
of the bottles is placed before a mirror
the vicious little lish, seeing his own re
flection and taking it to be the enemy,
goes nearly mad with excitement at his
Inability to get at his adversary. Fx
change. Sterilized Milk as a Preventive.
About Behring aud his diphtheria
serum you all know, of course, by this
time, but it may be new that l'.hrlich
and Wassermann, two other pupils of
Dr. Koch, have carried this same lino
of experiments Into another channel.
Their experiences have just boon relat
ed in a medical Journal, and physicians
claim that thoso prove that milk, Uh.
after being sterilized, may be employed
just as blood serum has boon by Behr
ing, as a preventive against infectious
diseases. This milk, of course, is swal
lowed, not Injected, and is not to be roi
garded as a cure, but as a prophylactic.
Still, this discovery greatly widens the
field of observation and of experiment.
When a man talks of the necessity
of a new field for his abilities, he means
Bomo place where he is not so well