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BIG STONE CAP. WISE COUNTYgVA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1893.
NO. 43. AND i- g.TIM AT:ES | FlbTV-TIHRD CONGRESS. ?:?! Sei?? i HsniNGTOX, Get Sl- SKNATX?Molina/ I the most interesting incident occurred early i . :; ie day i?v :. <? tns of a ; rsonal statement, j ,\? i>?*...K df Idaho, got up she subject <>r the i ?-.???.mciea in the Konatorlal representation-*.H . ?tatoM of W? h gt< : Wyoming and Mon* !:<n i. and repeatca his argument, made %v n I the resolution which be < il'-r--?l was under d is* I ? nsslon it few days aifice; as to the importance I of these states being fully represented when r* rote nhe.be taken ? ] < :\ the repeal bill There were two '< rmal v eecbes on the repeal 1 . L one l?y Mr Ky>. of South Dakota, aga'ns' the Mlb nnd the oiher by Mr. McMillan, of MUhtuan against freeco nag?. l'. -r<?r Mr jir^elclnridjce, of Kcntuclcr; Mon? day introduced a bill to i stab! -h a new judicial dis r:rt In the fctatc'-i ! Kentucky; tobe iuown ! :is t.ie eastern district: ?:Is to be composed of (hi counties of Git'iatin, Owen, j?eoMi Wood* j ford Mrreer. Rorle. C.?*, Kuvselboud Clinton, : together with al! that part of Kentucky lying and northeast ol those counties The rest j ol the sr:>io shall be known as th? ? stern dis ; trieand co r s -i. bi }.? ;.; in that ti.strirt as ? .-.v provided by hiw for the district of Ken? tucky The bill is r.v.h' r voluminous, but the r< mainder pertains to the details r:?*ci ssary to .?'v oi;t tii" provisions of the features bcrc ? von Mr Bred i rh trc also introduced a bill ; for the relief ol Mary Ktlen Atkinson XV ASKi.rc;; ? ?. Oci :.- M>a: k.?A novel ?? rid men t :o the bill n i < ! n r the purchas? ing clauses of he Kilver nci i t lb".'0 was submit* ?> il to the senate Tues lay bv Senator .Morgan, ol Alabama. It pr< ]>? ? ? the re-enactment of ? ? ? '????<?,-. !n rite ? ..: 1 the r?misslbniqf ; t he-d p*'r c?*nt ol t., it ?. tie?s to the. countries I *'bich receive A:nei art standard.dollars of the pi -f :-t iv?i; hi ..; i llnenes? at par as legal . ? ? . the wav ol k?'t ? ir;ijT a compromise on tt,u n peal bill be* ; io!<ie more :.:.?'! more apparent every day, bc* ?aus*; of the ilitierer.ees wh'eh exist on the ?? fitretlorss bill j " u: sda; only -!)??? ? one lladh of i:;t"r-st. ; when Murray; the f:on:h Carolina-colored:rep* i K : ? Bout He, cf Maine, supported lhe.coi*-rcd man, :?nd between them tie forced the Missls-dp Pian to appeal to the speaker t<> prevent fur* liter iti*erruptl?ins, 'i'i ? real '. itureof iheses? ti occurred Just before adjourntrent: Mr. uphy asked in consent to consider Mr. ? v. i ?? \\. ? ? (?bieotitK*.. tn.ide a vi'.;<in;us speech apamst the i.il It is the bill which Senator Hill tried to P"ss In the si-natc an?'r midcit*htoh::the night ? f ?; >? '.:;st session of congress. Mr. XVaruer |U'-siio*ii-I ilie-Kood faith i'l the corporation to tvb'eh the charter was ?o b(; irrauled, even po nc so fur as to iniitnate. that it was to be given -. ;:: .nop ly'forte? ear i i < i ler I - \v. vxnit It to i las k ma ?: *on v < onip my that hotii ~tly do sired-to ereel > r <! ?? XVIn n tli?- vote was ink! t; he made ih< \> in? ol ?iiuorum, and the ai i tupi (n r.ii^ro.i . ih ? II hr u4'h a deserted house was friiSirti>? !. ' <? iiiv.t'iN. ' el. ?'? a ? " "Coinpro* ?:::*???* \mi> tu' n hot : th ' speeches Mr l?i?"ler. of South C r !i a. and Mr iilackb?ni; oi iC?*;mjfkv. "iti s ' was also the key note of a statemeai :\t red by Senator Gor? man, nf Mar : : : to a ?? ?> ????? tloU'of btl'slhCSS t. ? n f:* itj Hall m ??? ? bo earn" to Washington o- a train o !??? ad with the southern ?b t;i'.er:itie senators for the cause of nneondi* tb r.a repeal. i[or*ri? -The In trat\saetiitg routine : i-'.:-.'-'-s |r.n m d a Jf ini ics<)!u!i<-n ieuder!ng tl.i il anks ol *?? T i.: t?i Males :o tlie foreigu g?.vet nmeti's -wbieii ?:? ? . an i etfreUyely par'i'iput'd in t!i'' ' ? : . 11 ir '! hebousc ihen ? ? ? ? . ? ? rial banks iy j.n. b i iiim; the oilh nils <ii trieb i baiikf ?'? borrow in .i ? '-sei r.i l> the ei.r sent < f ! board >'i ?.ireetcr- I .'.it i t v enlox'er without ; .:?i ..ii ') ?.?? i :. nitre ? it '? :?s re}M?rted and j p aei d u?i??n ti e ?.?: inl ir Phi: loreign affairs i ? mmittre V. ? . I'-.... i'.ibit. re ort favor* I |?b the M? (}r. ..? s . stititte Ii r ih" KVereM I i ?s .u" . ? i ' i i'\ ten-;s :he '_ hthese re-* i ' I <?;??*( il ihe iir I: st?ik"*en* b vu-.i ??widte" ' frotii tl e < ? ?.. - ac so ,i i permit !h t'sri*;| tU'-uy :ti 'i.< except a ('hiiutm.'n 'oprove hit '?Cbin-iin n is < n: tied to register." I < n XVasiux?;t??x. Oci '"? s nat: The seint< j devoted the rnt red y to an exeeti ive session. In which-th?* policy of "i > i-. -id i : for viola; .'nc the home-rule plan! 'he ilemocrau'e | lat fortn in |he ifp?'o n::t;ent i;f l uliaii aernis.was I : I In I - il \\ - )> )? .( jnt? rest in this rn it ti i-. a ? ! J ? c< :. ?> ntion !? o??u? i lined Wh??11 v to be' uton: and mem t rs tn the j tar west v ho obj'-ct ?> t .;?. ?: en*, of. cist? ern nien toofilces . ;? r tor:" All tin s:i*u*. point to (he i e^inn'n** oi a tnost earn ?; struf-elein the next ive.i'k ?" secure-u vote on the bi l lor uiicotul i i repeal bf ihe-| purehasiii'; ??! tu o! the ? h-*r n m act! llors* ?Secretarv .1. Sirrin*: Morton was, j by the bill; pus*-!*-! '. ??? . ?? ::c-: itxrhe lipe , t ? , dent . ql? reary of aerie !:ur. had 'not be-h . e ab ?I /.leu j th'- stjcci gfsi- u tu: was'pi'iss! : v, ! ? ;. Tin- bijl j pii'sed turnlu' over pn.pert <?! ibe Mor- ? mon church now in tin bands of a receiver, to | charitable puri*o?es, m ?? s the oftlchil winding I un of the t;iT ti. s < i the Montpjtt < iture'i i mj-r I th' B''|n"nd>?*'Pu('X:er '1 b?t-housej>:tsse*.l:i . lull iiuilHir!>,ing hesji'e ol iheold custotr.*housc : nt Louisvi '??. ICy. 1 ous d< .- itiou ol the Tuck* r : bill was thi ii res ei ,t. Mr. Murrey la in: the Moor for ?he comp ution ol the .-. .eecb he teg in Wednesday. i XV a**hi v<~: r? n. O'-t " ? Sena i k Friday | Mr. Blackburn (Ivy ' st ! mvttcil an amemiment to the bill v -p aliug ':: silver purchasing clau-es of the :; t oi If? u. It strikes out the Voorh es so'st in*,-, U-avinc the bill ;js it, p i s.-,i tb?- hbu.s ?. ami ti.. .. pj;OA idifor Uta fi'Ce coinage of sil ver ol Am< p'can predt.ctiiin. The j sKcrci.tr. of :>i - tri i ut*\ ? hirized on the. tl'rsi day o? ttaeh nn i th io ? stal lish th- Nrigrior- j o; ?-.*,? to be charm . for the io 'owitij? month, ! v h ? b is t?> t r thi ? f*' ; e ! >? wi en the mar- I ! i ?! ???? of silver I i :.: n ..? . the minted value j at er c?inaife. This sotgaorage is not to be coined, but is t-. .-..;.l by tin- s? crctary of the (reasur ? for;: ihl t ? !> :;s.-ii ior the purpose of j maint .iiii::-: parity gold a::.! silver. liut'SE?Seven hours of uninterrupted de* j bate on the ele:*tious bill occupied the tinto of the I .'tis- lr.lt , the speech t i Mr i'iun.- j m nrrs. ?.f X?-.- V,.-k. I ? leg thefcaiuru, As but I ihr e d tvs remain t< ;? the debate, the house met I r.ibiy Illor.',.?n',, :it li o'clock. Nicht scs* ' si n> wi 1 also be ordered, s i that all desiring 10 speak shall lace an opportunity. XV \'?>? ? im.*.'? >n, C :. Sknatc?There was a p,. il de '1 ol dicki r ug Hi. srcnate Saitjfda.v , afternoon 1'?' r a:: lariy adjournment, both s . s nnt t j* to adjviaru early, bat neither side '? wan i 'i in - ii.- (ion to come from it. The sliTer senators informed tin- reiiealers thai th.py- j ivoul 1 not opiH?se :. motion to adjourn. A rcs?? luiion was latr ?duced i:: the senate Saturdav providing tor he- appoinitucul of u comutitteo to InvcStinJ-iie the recent l'*orU opera houso dis? aster, in which :- nun ber ??f clerks were per* manentlv injure I. ?i * * 1 r port to what ex ton: the government Is liable. Hutt.sK -At the uisht session the galleries were comfortably llllcd, but only eight mem* 11 were In their seats l\ Ilgore, of i cxas, oc r ; ed the chair. The speakers were Grady ?I>, S' ' i J?- iju .P..X.J Mr. McCleary (R., \ [tin '. an?*. Mr. An.b is,.a ,!>., \V. Va ). The houso a* io:i\ adjourned until Monday at i] Rome. Oct. ?. Three pex; cases of cl olern and five diuit-hs wci'c reported ? v. 1 it:.rn. Wcdiiestltty. In I'alerrno t\ ?.irii-t'ti deaths wer?' reported, but no t:cv. e;iN?'v Sineu Sepiciuber 20 tliera it.?c- litten sixty-six eases i?f (,'hoiera tttttt Uiirty-ei^lit dpath? la a lunatic asylum pt Socura, *" *" Anarehist Palla? Will lie Shot. y, \ riKio, (tct G.- -Pallas, t he would-l o ;: as-sln of C?eu Mar tine?. Campos, lias been informed that ho will Le -shot Fri? day Pallas received this info.,t);ai..V?ii \- it v.t??!;*. emotion. A.narclitst Pa lins Shot. Rakcki.ona, <iel . Pallas iii?* an? arch ist \\ in* ;:?t inpte?! t<< a? ??intiie lien. Marline/ 1 v < ::irii** ftntl who was gondemnml by ti court a?urt;i;tl i" <aj shot witii i,is i'..?*i !;??? lirit! * party, was execute<i at o'eloci*" I'Vidat tuotMi* PORTER'S TRIP. How Ho Reached Within Six Degrees of the Pole. In nn A'tvt titurr us S?;?rrli of IVJutW: Oil tli? ( apt.tin Entered an Knrlrely ? nknown Region?The Altitudes Itcaehed l>y Modern A rctic Kxpiorera. i sax FjtAXCISCO, Oct. U.?Great inter? est has been aroused in .scientific .cir? cles and among1 people generally of the announcement that the steam whaler Newport, commanded by (apt Porter, is return in from a cruise to the most northerly *>'out ever reached by man, a point north of Prince Patrick islands, and within six degrees of the Pole. De? tails of C?pt. Porter's enterprise are meager, owing to the fact that the Newport has not yet reached San Fran? cisco, the first news of the adventure having come by the steamer Jennie, which was recently out of Uchringsea; where she met tin.- Newport Little is known of the Newport ex? cept that she is a stoutly-built whaling vessel, and especially adapted, as ves? sels of her class always arc for pushing through heavy ice. ('apt. Porter is a thorough sc iman. used to adventures In the northern seas in pursuit of whales, and it was owing to his deter? mination to secure oil rather than to achieve an explorer's fame that he ven? tured through the open Polar sea north of the Amcricau c ntinent to the unpre* cedented latitude of eight3"-four de? grees. According to t" i * * reports of the ?leanie. Porter was finally stopped by Ice, hut ho would probably have been a'?de. if provided with dogs and sleds, to have urossrod the '550 odd miles of ice winch separate?! him from the North I Pole. if. indeed, he did not strike land before traversing all of this interven? ing distance. The arrival of ("apt. Porter In San Francisco is eagerly awaited, in order that all of the details of his.remark able journey through unknown seas: may 1 ?e aseertn ined. The portions of the Arctic ocean through which Porter sailed have never been explored, like some other sections to the east and west. route lav from Mehring straits up north q* the American continent and above the c uirsc which Col linson took on his remarkable voyage of exploration in !S"?l. It is seldom, indeed, that vessels are aide to coast along the northern :ii ?re of America on account of the obstruction from ice, and the fnel is that, only two instances are on record where vessels have been able, by taking advantage of open water, to reach the mouth of the Mackenzie river. The feat of ('apt Porter, in deserting the shore line of the continent and striking boldly out for the north, :-> therefore, lice more roma rku 1 de It should be understood that the farthest point heretofore reached was , that attained by Lockwood, of the Circo I y expedition, in I ss\i. who reached ? an a titude of So degrees and 20 min- ? nies. X'a res, in 1870, following almost the same route which I?? reo ley subse? quently'.took, achieved a record of W degrees! I\oldewo\r. in ist.'.i in it s ex? plorations north of Icelan !. reiche 1 an altitude ol T."> degrees, wh le i aver, in 1874, proceeding nort i <?t' N< vuyn /?mir 1 lyn,. above Luplan i . I i - red Fran a .lose' L ? ml. v i tie: e.. - ie ri Norlenskiulfl in l.sTHnrid De Long In i?*sl reached about the saute altitude? 7S.degre'?s?-whilc Peary, in ls'.M - -j. claimed: =- ? -< ? i*. i of altitude short of that utta ned hy Lockwood, of tlie (Ire dy p rty. The fact that a whaler, on b re par ? 1 for scierit.hc exphc-n Von an ! e luippe/j | at."a sind 1 fraction [\>, iji?: <??> \ which ! it -n- ii attep is ; r ? explorat i- n an 1 reliefs, has l?'e i ;h!e to Outstrip all i c->inpetitors in the r ce Tor 111? North pol?.?, is not due. iroltai Iy. to anv sc.-. peri or bravery on 1 ? pn.rt of C'a-i?t. Por? ter, hut rather to fOrtun I ? eircum Ktaneos, which made his un iparallolcd fe 11 possible. As the whales become scarcer, yetr by year in the lower stretches ol the Arctic oce n. the incentive to whalim* captains to pursue them into their j more northerly retreats is ii; an.l it it is possible tlpil the discoverer of the uorjli pule will yet '>.> a whaling I captain in sea eh of oil. ?"ij.iY or-;...'.,:. r*iCat-n? em: tli" Unlf <?? ? ?? Direful I> ? i t>T t lie ?c.rt v .*-. > ,.v ' ? ' s.O? t. re ef : ; ..er. die l'2n m ret ur c i at an early h- i r I ri lay morn- J in;.: irom Cirand ls!e an I ' i.ei e ?? ? no j news gathered by the Picayure's staff fully conlirnjs previous reports regard.- : ihg thi dest ruction of | rot criy and: the loss of 1:Ce on the two i - i els, Houses were li'ftod from the ri rinda tions and thrown several ' ? r re ! feet; The Grand isle hotel, \yk.t con-: tents, is a totaj wreck. It was valued j at > ?*? one. The'inhabitants of both i i.are in need ot clothing, water and pro? I visions. The rebel" boat distribute i all that it had. .v he will take on a cargo j of provision-. Friday forenoon and pro-J ceed direct to '? heuiero. ?*everal oi tho | survivors cam" to the city ou the Mc-j Sweeney; each of them had lost rela? tives -Nine hundred bodies have been founti Uoating in the wat of ft rand lake and Hay Camindn; the majority of them were buried in graves along the shore. At Cirand Isle the storm! struct a flat car. bore it IV the rail--and carried it a distance of ?'?' I feet. AI-? EXPENSIVE I-AW. 1 !u" (iood Work ef llune: ilfarlaris to I*c ????1 Ava.-. P! 111. \ I) MI. I *! f IA. Oct. ?"? "Mauv of the most'eminent judges of the state have publicly announced their intention oi ignoring the state law bussed by the! legislature last dune, and which for* bids the imprisonment or even the trial of criminals under sixteen years of age with older ones. The law wasthc out conic of the efforts oi a number of prominent humanitarians and under it all crim nals under 1(1 must he tried at a c inrt held -'-parate Ir an the regular court This, it is claimed. v\ ili emliais rass and defeat a prompt ad ministra? tion of ju,stico while it will also neces >iia:.: keeping a second.set of dockets in every county seal. It i> probalve that pix?eeedings v\jil be taken with the view of having the supreme court declare the law unconstitutional ABANI ONER" 'l\o Isles in tho Tidal-Floodod Southern Districts. ?fitIi :":<l !?!!rn(c Govern Without Let or IDndraiwe- Driven to Desperation by Hunger the Survivors* Tlireatrn to Attack ti.r Depo:-; of Snppllcss Nrcw ( Iri.ka.ns, Oct. I).?The news from every section stricken l?y tho .'"?rin would indicate'the loss of lift* to Ikj fully '1000, while millions ot dollars' worth of property was destroyed, lie sides that, several thousnn Is of people have been deprived of the mentis of making aTivclihood. The situation is appalling, but New Orle. ns is doing nil It enn lo relieve "i thou ands in want. Dr. Story, coroner of Plnqueinihe par ish, has made the following report: "A good many car loads of provis? ions an ! clothing have been sent one, but not i:e:;." cuongh. Men. women and cht 'Iren are without feed and clot h ing. They have become so desperate that they have tl re: :? ned to attack rsidences thai withstootl the effects of the storm and sie: i '< od. it is a fre? quent tiling.to see 1 :t e su! ":u*ers cry? ing and 1 egging piteoasly f r some? thing.to-cut Single graven forthedead were impossible, (-treat trenches were dug and bodies piled in one on top of the other. Th '?.;??:(, was thrown over them, and if their nan n were ascertained they were cut on rude crosses above the graves. "I do not think I exaggerate the1 facts when ? state that at least 2.500 ... uls were ushere into eternity by the recent storm in Louisiana. This, of course, includes ti:.- liaycu. Cook coun? ty, Cheinere. ( amani ia. Grand Isle, etc i i never saw bo lies .decomn ?so so rapid- J iy as those of the storm suiiererswhich ? were viewed by nie. Th ?? was due to I the fact that i he lish und crabs in the J bay* ms eat the remains." The reiici party which sot out from: lliloxi tolls an awful story of the desti tution and Iom? of life in the Louisiana marshes. The marshes are tilled with dead and putrifyiny 1 o lies, in vcrv few ; caws t a.:';im^ bidug recognizable, The number of lives iost on these marshes will never bo known. T ho j territory cove re i was a dista nce of t wo hundred miles. Newly-made graves' were everywhere The only sign of 1.1 ? seen in the ma rsh wa ; i me raccoon, and it was floating on a log. Hundreds of oyster boa ts and niggers were lost ? with most of their crews, and the few survivors tell terrible stories of suffer* i lug. j ( apt I.; fort, the leading spirit among the survivors of the <'hen iure Caminada, places the number of the saved at 303. Tlpe population of the plantations and the bayous immediately connected wi;ii it was slightly more than l.?uO lie says the island will be abandoned as a habitation of man. (.rand Isle; and Chcndoleur will also be aban? don."!, j Tho mayor Sura lay received a tele? gram fr< n H. R. Arnold, of 1 hicngo, genera! Irelght agent of the M< mm route, tendering free the services of the Lou:: vi lie. .\\ w Alb; ny and ( ni? ce -o railway for !_ha transportation of donations of ? lo hin and provisions for the relief of sufferers from the s. ? >rm. 1 his city has raised a r< i ? f fund of about ?7o.uu.J in ;:i! and slcniners. lug? gers, skiit's an I "rains have been sent in every dire i. n lo extend relief. ! The onlj new ; reiopmeht isthe intel-, lijrence from y u Sundress, leading from the (Iran ! lisl ? district, that there are a hun I reel deaths along that sec? tion, making about i.iHiU deaths be? tween phoniere ana ISayou Cook. ! he Louisville an . N ' ? Hie railroad is still busy :"??: : u n bri ;;;vs, and will not be in good o.for two weeks; .\ great many peoj le arc leaving their former homes in the stricken section und coining i?> New Orleans, but tho heroic Slavonians on Itayou Cook and the Malayas at Shell I leach and St. Mai sax what they want is to recover and reo ir the;r boats and rebuild their h o it - ? ? in i thoyiwi i ???aide to earn a 'ivin^' and pav I ' ? the inonev loaned. ION. . :. Marks, 1 et. 7.--A friihtfiil rear end collisi?n occirrre 1 at ; h>om..ne, twenty miles a ri h ? f this city. ?m the L uisviUc au,; ^: hviilor iiway.about :> o*eh>c :. in w . c ; v.r. ' leer I:igiriai : ? : ? . ' ? : ? - rilled, Krei't'i.t tr tin ' .. : >. - m.ai ? up of twi.? sections, the ? : . ? roiion composed of tweaty-fonr lo.: ? cars. and the two wrecked engines at Hazel j . tch a few days since, had juvt ri ached the brid.-e over Pott n ger s Creek when the s ? ?? n 1 seel.on running at a hiivh rate of ?eed era: hed in;.) the ca so sea f t\i ? st sect-bn, thr?wmif sever l e r * <? ; the tra ?.; Wtiv. r;!!'"vi.' ; the ? JJ and several ears wit it i; to tiie lei <>. t no creeic, thirty feet 1 clow. Aside from. the. i ssof life lhedama:;e will ran hp iiito the thous: n is. The wreck tra n > i" . about ff'v hands, has gone to the sc she to be., a removing the del r.^. RIO ? ;v?D. Peixoto Is IV-n: '?> In mount His (iun-', :?::<! D< i'i.e'.!ns v. 1:1 (..!?.?? ru-thnr [tout taird liieiir. Was?;>.?..ton, tier. - sl'resi ient Peix? oto, of Urai.il, has cotv-ented to dis? mount ti:. guiis in ilio dj dancito, and Admiral De Melles, commander of the insurgent fleet, has agreed not to fire on the city so long a the guns remain dismounted. This word was received from Commander Pickering, of the United States cruiser Charleston, now in the harbor at Uio de daueiro. ; his agreement, it is believed, was brought about through the efforts-of the representative}' of the foreign powers at llrazil: Por the p.ist week the foreign ministers have been trying to bring about an arrantreruent to save the tlraziiian capitol from destruction at Lhe hnndsol the reb . and, accord in;;- to thy forego in ' ? Uieiai dispatch ll.ey have been su .. .'??! or the pres ?nt at least lb kxos A'i uks, Del 0 It is reported here I hat I he diplo in I ;e corps at liio !?? daueiro has informed President Piexoto that :!>??. would reeoguize the insurgents as : dliifereuts unless he ivithdiMws hi> t- i-.- ^ from the Ibrazil capitol by Sunday. HINTS TO LETTER WRITERS. Sensible Sticrje^*tionn for All WXio Cor roHpond. Do write with blnck Ink. It is al? ways fashionable and in gi?*! taste. Colored inks arc not refined, and the best writers do not use them. I>o use unruled paper. Everyone should be. able to write without linos, which ;:re commonplace aud not in fashion. Do send a neat note, free from blots nn<i blurs. The impression made by the note upon the reader rlepends al? most if not quite as much upon the ap? pearance a- npon the contents. Do spell correctly. A r i ? ? t * - full- of mis-spelled words is inexcusable. l)o write in ;i legible, plain hand. A fair, round hand is always agreeable, ' and wins the favor of the reader of the note or manuscript. Do answer invitations in the third person, if they wore so written. Make j your resp ra.se brief, pointed, courteous*, and intelligent. It is very amusing to rend the I<?nir letters which sire often J sent ii: reply to a formal invitation. Do use the same person throughout. If yon begin o> write in the third pur- i son keep that form, and not finish by j saying: "I am fvorry, but I have an? other engagement." Do take time in writing your notes. Make comp lote and graceful sentences and edeavor tq write as "pretty** a n >te as possible. Know what, you desire to say. and then say it in :v pointed bvtt ' complete way. avoiding wordiness. Do be honest in letter..writing. Ex? aggerations and careless words ure I l?.id enough when spoken, but are in? excusable '.'. hen written. Do give to all people their proper titles. Nearly nil titles may be nt? brcviu ted. Don't use note paper of deep tints. If colored paper is used at all the pale tints are considered in much better taste, cream being the favorite. Don't adopi "fads'* or affectations in handwriting. A natural, plain writ? ing, free (Yon! flourishes, is always de? sirable and in style. Don'1 head n polite note with the date, which should follow the signa? ture. Don't use abbreviations when writ? ing to a friend, as "1 wd be glad to go if I ed." Always write: "I would be glad to go if I could." Donl use numerals, as (5,8, in. hut . always writ< out the words six. eight, ten. Don't write the family hi?'. try on a [ postal card. A person w!i-? rect ives ' anything hut a genera1 announcement on a p( fa t card has a rig hi to feel ? deeply injured. Don't write :: love letter ton person | you have, seen 'nut onee. A g-'od note writer understands hoe; to construe! a graceful business note lay note of friendship'and the not ? of formality! There is a >i m for each. Don't !? gin ;>. let ter to a co nparative stranger with "My dear' or "My friend." After the name address the note wil i the old and good form of "Dear sir" or "Dear madam." Don't stgn ?'? note with "yours truly.*" "siiicon iy. ' or even "respectfully." utv Jess you mean it. The fondest friend could ask for no stronger expression of affection than "yours truly' or '"faith? fully yours." The expression "hastily yours'*" sie nl 1 als ? b ? avoided. If yon ?r ? to wt'T.ta at all take time for it and sign courteously.?' h tea go Tim es. Wr-.i. r iwid Milk. Two cultured Detroit girls were at n couutTy house for a month kepi by an honest old farmer, and just a fter sup? per theA sal d >wn to talk over t i? ?!r pleasant surroit lulintrs. ".Ii: : think." said one. "what lovely milk thai was. Nice and rieh, und so much better than that blue stuff we get in tow a." ??It's to., good to last. ! at afraid," resp< ?ndcd the older one. Xext morning they wer,- up early, walking ti rough the garden before breakfast. The farmer and his hired man were in the eow-lol a Ijoining. "Dill." they heard him call out, "di ! voii wat ?:" them uows bei >re yovi milked 'em?" The girl i looked at each other with quick understa ruling. "There.** e relnimed the elder, "didn't I tell you it was too good to last." ami tin", wen I slowly and sa !ly into the house expecting to (ind bine milk for "?.eakfast. Detroit l*Vee I'tvss. V!it! ??'? lisliins* of Spirits. When one comes to think of it. it is Just as strange that a ghost should dis? appear as that it should appear. How is it managed? "nt of three ghosts Tvliieb ! have viewed, none disappeared, all went past or round the corner, and I did n-.t know they were ghosts till Inter circumstances made i h 11 the< >ry highly pr 'bable, if not precis. Iy capa? ble of exact demonstration. One of them certainly was not anybody, could not have been, but was in a dress dif? ferent from the dress actually worn at the moment by the living person of whom it vva.- the phantom. If we may sleep suddenly for a minute we may dream in that minute;but how is one to know one was asleep? Sr.me cases of contradictory evidence may have arisen from these queer psycho? logical conditions. A seer may be in for perjury with the best ilcsin to tell the truth. Andrew Lang, in Long* ?nan's Magazine. A TiiST CAS23. YVhie'i Wit! I'.e of SInrli litt4*r:*st to fett? sioMl'f-. Washington, <.vt. ii.?An action of much interest to pcnsi< ners was broughl ii t!vj district supreme court here. The plaintiff. Judge Charles D. Long, of Detroit. Mich?, a member of the supreme hench in that state, filed a petition for mandamus to com? pel the commissioner of pensions to pay plaintiff's pension, which, he holds was illegally suspended. The commissioner, in suspending the pension held that while .ludgo Lone; was drawing a good salary as a member ? ?? the suppenie bench of j Michigan he c mid not also draw I seventv-tw-o dollars per month for j total di siiilliy. .Judge Long contends that the commissioner's actkeis were iile*ral i ure warranted b* no ael -?f ccivrcss or rule <>t the interior depart , meat du i. a Drtulley. after hear:'.?.?,? i the peti. !t?n, ?.? ranted a r.tt'e retiumabio October P.), calling upon Coannis-sioncr Lochren to show cause why the writ should not issue. SHELLING RIO. Mellos Renews tho Combarimo::* of Brazil'3 Capital. TJi* Hhore Ilntf?t1?-?. >fj?nn**?l hy IVItofn'a Force?, Kerum th~ Fire ?<f flic Squad? ron? Familien. Fi rrln:: From the City, Where Rapine and Murder I* Kite. MONTKvrDFO, Cruguay. via Calve - ton, Tex., Oct. '">.?The boinhardmonS of the city by the rebel fleet under Ad rairal Mellos.which wasbegun NV< Ines day, continued without teb.sation all day Thursday. Shot and sheli from the ships are being1 thrown into the city, while the shore batteries, manu 1 by Peixoto's force-., are returning tho tire of the squadron. The greati >t alarm prevails in the llrnxilian capi? tal, which is in an absolute st; to of panic. business has been entire!;, suspen i.-T. Banks have close'!, the bourse is utter? ly deserted, workshops and railways have .shut down, proposals have been made to prolong all commercial trans? actions, and every man. woman ? child w ho can do to is ficcing 'ron: '.ho city. Frightful outrages are being per trated by Peixoto's soldiers, who are committing murder and. robbery, anil apparently are beyond all rcstra They have killed many defenseless ? i r sons and carried on a general pium or inlt raid on stores and private ! dences. Their excesses, which b< n several days ago. and which dn e many families from the city, have i: - creased in ferocity during the pi me caused by the hi m bard men! < f o city. Neither man. woman nor child nor property is safe from these lawless bands. I ipportunities for their crimes are ? ?f fcred by the course p.ursued 1 y lite r lenders. Squads of armed sold ers iro scouring the city in search of recruits Men are being pressed into I'eix tos service on all sides. Artisans, clerks, merchants, everybody on whom these raiders lay hands is forced into I ; ranks and hurried to the w:?ter fro t where he is made t<> man the bat and fight for the government. ( tl ??? acts of IVixoto's troops under - tion of the president's chiefs are ; - i'ng prominent persons who arc 1 u- .v i to be in sympathy with ^b,:' ?, ? I throwing them into jail. These . - ditions abound in chances for the *o[? diers to indulge unchecked in the n t atrocious abuses All of the English residents of th ? city have been warned bv the ilr minister to escape from l?io .1 uv.< r- . ; > the Meet has given notice of it tc ? tion to con t i).iic t he bomba < mi 1'ostal facilities lane ]<?. . n sa>. rend i. and Peixoto is rearehiiif r 11 the e I that enters and leaves ihe city, i he sympathies of the entire city are u I i Mellos. Peixoto Is blamed for draw ng the fire of the fleet upon the town, lie opened tire from the rhorc batt : cs and the licet, which replied tohi.? gi ns. ( < mmissbmcrs of the ? reign uu war in li e hnrbrr rou.riu inactive, s they are nndeeide ! whal course to 1 a - see. of them are awaiting lustrr; - t ions in in ;lic home g< vcrumenl as to w!i.-t her l hey shall interfere to sb p tl i bombardment. Peixoto has mounted nee.- guns a long the water front and < preparing to attack the Meet with re? newed vigor I n Rio (ir nde do f ul * he re-. >' ? ? ? >: - ists are supremo. All efforts are now concentrated m an attempt to cru i Cast il hist as. govi rm r < ' the pro\ ; of I? io (i ramie do ? a . i lei isi\ <. i at t .?'-, are moment;'rily exre? foil in the ? un? it y of tie cities oi li <? (! rn in io - io ! ..., Porto Alogre und Pelotas. SLEDGE-HAMMERS DoinoliKtivd F.vcr.r l?rn vc-Stoue !:i Ilia Catholic rriiipfrry. I;i:\sski.aku. lud . Oct. ?.- N 1 ?r Seherervillc. about twe'.vo miles n. nf here, vandals entered the be; Catholic cemetery during the a of Father Iterg, who reside i in the r i - tory near by, an 1 with a s!e "' ?? i mer proceeded to demolish every ni ment and grave-stone in tlie ce etei . The damage here alone will amoui ' i > several thousand dollars. :;s a numriOr of handsome monuments adorned this beauti ful city of the dead. Not contented with the dastardly work they had already done, thej the i proceeded to the church and collected all the books from the library, inclu l inu" the mass book, took them on t..?j outside of ihe building and sot fire'to them, completely destroying them, to? gether with two or three handsome banners, the property of the church. They then begnn their search for any? thing of value that they might carry it . >ft?i Handsome gold and silver articl 'S which usually adorn the interior oi Catholic churches were col lee ted to? gether and carried off by these ds of the human race. The cxclteim r.: n that locality is great, and should tho guilty parties be foun I their iives u nu.l I oay the forfeit for the unpar ion ? e crime which they so wantonlj ? m m it ted. CLAN-NA-GAEL. A Reported Movement to Jtc a a,'m /?? l!io '.nil r. Loxi.iox, Oct. il. The Pall Mai Ca? ssette publishes a long interview . t an officer of the secret service c:u ployed by the british govern It is presumed that the ? r referred to is I.e Carou, v. ? name became well known on a sides of the Atlantic in connection it i the Piggott disclosures and the I . :s suit against the London '! inn s.; interview the man says the C'lr.i na Uael is being reorganized in the I nit d Mates under tin* leadership of Patr ; ICgan and Patrick Forth ihe move? ment, he claims, is the resit I! of rej <? tion by the house of lords of the h tua rule bill. The Governor Mutt Lc-c le. FraXKFOUT, Ky..Oet. 7. I'hea IJoyd, of Paducah, and Aaron ICohn, of Louis? ville appeared lie fore (Joy Urown Fri* day morning to argue an appe il from the state board of health refusing Dr. '?'' ehdi a certiticnte to practice mode cine. I uder section H of the new a'.v a certifitntte is reijnlreil to practice. This "certificate wits refused Dr. Welch on tho ground that his methods of j>r:i ? Lice were disreputable Cov. lirov, i has not passeil on the tmestion as yet. SURVIVORS Of the J.ntiNlana Storm SufTYr'n?? From .Innrer? l'nlens Water and 1'r.>vl?lons ore Conveyed .Many Will l*crl*?*i. New oiu.k.vns, Oct. 7.?Shortly after 1 o'clock Friday morning the lugger Evelina pulled up at the wharf at Har? vey's canal. It was crowded with refu? gees from Cavarnache, a small settle? ment on Urand bayou. Then- were six teen people all told, on the lugger, and the first thing they asked for was water. They report that the people haro nothing to cat at Cavarnache and Itayo i La Fbudc. At Bayou Henry then- \% one store still in existencs. The pro? prietor has. however, put up prices of provisions so high that the natives are unable to pay the price. Lice i? sell? ing at ?19 a barrel. Tue people at Hayou La Fonde; to keep from starving, are eating dead hogs, chickens und other animals that perished in the storm. The greatest suffering is from the lack of water. There is very little water to be found, und from w hat the people on the Eve? lina say. unless water is conveyed to those that are left behind, they will perish from thirst. The Chinese colony that was situated near Itn3*011 Henry i* a thing of the past. Over forty of the Chinamen perished. The Chinamen who survive, however managed to wtvu some provisions, but they will not share them with their white brethren. On the way to the city the Evelina picked up a child that was found on a lonely part of the banks of Hayou Henry. Further on a man that had been floating around on a plank for eleven hours was picked up. Every lugger, with the exception of the Eve? lina, was lost. Then' is now no way to enable the survivors to search for the ? lead. The following was telegraphed to the commercial exchanges at ChicaTo, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Kansas City, New York. Philadelphia. I'oston, Italti more, Pittsburgh. Minneapolis, St. Haul, Omaha and other places. Office ofthk 1'o.vkd ofTuaok, *\*kw (Iui.ka ss. < )et. A terrible disaster has destroyed a majority of the inhabitants of the islands and marshes adjacent to this city, and the survivors are left penni? less, their stock, houses, boats and means of livelihood gone, and tinware in dire distress. The people of Louisiana will bury the dead and feed the starving, but ap? peal tO a generous public to assist 11 contributions which will enable thou? sands of deserving people to again fol? low their vocations and support their families. Subscriptions of every character v. il be thankfully received and be i!'-* nursed by the executiv.mttiitt.f the board of trade, acting joint iy t. !ii committees of other commercial In?.lies. John M. Paukku, Jr., president. SILVER QUESTION. A Probability That the \gttnj Villi l'? Over in Two WcH'kK. Washington, Oct. 7. Two w?e ? more and the silver question ou - tit be over, says a special to the ( incite nati Enquirer. 'I' 1:? ? temper of e\e ? honest effort now direct et 1 is for ret nicnt, liven the manifest:'.tion ?-??: from New York that rat In r '.i.: a I. >' ! the question drag indefinileU' a sell ?? ment on the best attainable t-i .1* (? hotlld be made. The air is now full of eompivun: ? That such will be the onteoui" n< assured. There will be c at n 1 ? : bate, some hot interchange-. i? tracted sessions, an 1 every m -a. is '.? ? 1 to enforce a vote on naked n ?? ... That such a vote will ever be h.i . .? improba bio. The stage of 1 Iiis tight has hi on reached when truth c: 11 In.? : >hi. 0 ought to be known all over thai there are not more than twenty senators who, in their heart of hearts, want .1 vote. A class claimed for repeal, and who will vote for it on the pinch, give covert aid to the si.ver men who fight in the open. '! ai> lsthesceretofsilverdefiar.ee. It is the index that every extremity* of the ad? ministration will fail. Ns-rht se:????' ns will have no baleful elT -el Hut they must Ik- held to convince h ?' h the pres? ident and the class c ryin j "repeal, re peal," that repeal is impossii le. It c in be had if a direct vote can be enforced, but this can only l?e hail with close.!-... To attempt closure would only involve is collateral fight as hitler ami pro? tracted as the one now < m The belief that the silver contingent can be worn out is puerile They can 1 eep up the line of de..ate a \.\ir. '1 here is no power under the Si nate rules to intercept The report that tho vice president could at some stage bring on a coup d'etat is idle. To at? tempt it he would usurp h.s functions, .?s.j in tin; condition existing there is but one final act to come. It is tu mal.? a grand rallying charge. It w ill be made. It will have to the super? ficial eye the appearance ol a general assault. Hut it. will not be genuine. Men engaged in a battle In which there is ri>> fear of bullet' can be brave and bare the breast. They can defy II '? ? -es opposing. These men i>id .'? ! he climax of the struggle n ... ? . hours of continuous session. /( a' will lead to exasperation t .?? ? '?.?. tions. Hut the end will ^ . act began. The plotwili uot be *een even through tiie Icnse of .-, ??das*. Physical fatigue will (inallv ring do ?? **. the curtain, and then vvi.'l come 1 '.viiich always comes of corthiu'." c impromise. It is the real situation here,andthetu i.s no disguising it. Foreign Vesaebt nt ttio. WASHINGTON, Oct. 7.?In response to a telegram of inquiry, ' apt. Picking, commander of the cruiser Charleston, now at Rio de Janeiro, has informed the navy department that there* is a fleet of ten foreign war vessels in the harbor, exclusive of the Charleston. The information is regarded as import? ant, as it shows the strength of tho foreign fleet and its possible effective? ness in case such an emergency arises a I will make it necessary to interfere between the combatants tor the pro t. et ion of forei 'n interests and foreign : ident National i .in. iut i >!.-??<? for*. Dktkoit, Mich.. Oct. ? The twelfth annual convention of the International [Ameral Directors' association U-gan h c at ten o'clock Wednesday with about tiu? members present aud will bo in session two days.