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Iol. n. BIGSTONE GAP,. WISE COUNTY, VA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1894. NO. 5. l?pofcii*lonal C*vd?? RICH & RlCHMONP, LAWYERS r a ft: ?? - ? l. k E I- L Y . tor?a G ap. Va? Rlllxm v;.vj>is, ANO C0NVEYANCER, . ii r?*<!." M?J Pr*pa* Big p, Virginia AT t*t..5v AW. Yin rinjst. ' \ ? *. ? 1 H ^ \ . ? If i- >aNIA A i -LAW. Sal '? ? >m G ip, Virgin:*. .AW. Virgin! 3. \73DISON, r * j j i ? tt>? C.!J. ra & FULTON, I: p PW'WS at law, 15 u i\ ? rar tar T. 1 j - S..(.:.f '"?J".. ?torneys at-law, EH:, t Au? tos, ff** p, Virginia. AW?- ? ? Hi-:.-.-:-SON & MILLER, kt' v. s at law Ura=.. !v.. Va.. rr Kort???, v? AT vr law ?siCl \!v 'SURGEON', i, Virginia. III ;w ?3 v^M. IS-;.* WSICIAN SURGEON, rife. ;rm:a. np!e of *.i>- rtj ?Di 10 I i IOlaj I! isUi?ili? vi tv dt, pn INER, Der t 5 : b i , Ho* 31 * ..m'.. v : i ?vi ? ho i'.i r?iak?i GINEER AND URVEVOR, ? ? ?..?, Virginia. i Wo -k n Special! r. K ? ?? v': ?; r. il!c? Vr. tK-: & B LA M KEN SHIP, jr iRNEYS-AT-LAW, ; . n':ir>i nl all tllMf? ?? '':? (ilola. a spfcialtr f. r> l JI IT? Stone Gap, Va. No, jCPEClFlCATiaWS AND ESTIM ATF.S 1 ? . KD IN A THOr.Of?H A HI* A:;Tl?TiC ?ANNKK He PHLKCE, Jonesville, Va-, jW. COUK, PROPRIETOR. ill ?! hottl of tba 5oathw*?t. ?P " ,T^i..M!;:s conducttd ?I ?'???? Special ratea to regaUr ,f????? ' ; ?aUsiota Large and cen '? ??? is Kverv attention k'?1"? to IDEAL FAMtlLY WCDIOIMEI Ma???, Co??apotU?, ttad i.^V '? ???''??Urcatti, iui di?^r ji, bvt'uw-?, ?mm Bowejj EtE? r* iboa?e)ttl E?M? ?izggCAL Oft.. Kwr T?tfc HELD UP. j Five Mfciutss All tho Bandits Nood od to Loot tho Train, Scare All Hie Vnntcnger? Into rlysterici, }??:? Their Rich llon'ty Into a \CHjjon, Given S'artiiis; Shot, nnd Thru blc\p Out It V.:?'. h Very ?;?t .Job. St. Joseph, Mo.. Jim. 10.?Train No. the through express on the Kansas ( tty, St Joseph and Council Blufts rail w: y. was held up Thursday morning at l2:20 ;'.t Roy's Landing*, one mile north of this city, in the same place that the Kohlcr gang met their Waterloo last September. Just ac the train approached the landing a man appeared on tin'trade and signaled the train to stop. ! The engineer obeyed the signal and brought his train to a standstill The ; train stopped just in time, foi% had it ' gone ? few yards further, it would have run into a numLcr of ties piled upon ? the tra :k. ! As soon as Engineer Edward Davis brought Iiis train to a standstill two masked men clambered over the te nder and at the muzzle of revolvers made the engineer and his fireman, F. Sim? mons, step d >wn from the cab. in the meantime three of the bandits coin I menced firing to intimidate tiic passen? gers, who huddled close to the seats and hugged the floor of the train. Two of ii:o bandits clambered into ! the express car, an !. with leveled re ; volvers, made Expressman C. E. Bax tei open the safe and hand over the ex? press packages contained in it. The uifn then backed out oi the car and with ;i parting volley, took their leave, j A spring wagon was hitched ton post ; by the roadside, and, as soon as tho , bandits had transacted their business, * they sprang into the wagon and drove oil' into the darkness. Just 345 soon as the train crime to a [ standstill and the bandits commenced i firing, the passengers realized that fray ! bandits, who are making things inter ? esting f'.r tin- Uuriington people, were at work. The train was well-filled, and, at the first shot, everybody began squeezing himself into as small a space as possible. One man named Briggs, from St. Louis, had crouched down under a seat, putting his satchel and overcoat over his head for protection. His compan? ion, who sat in the same seat with him, tried tu get part of trie satchel over his head, when Briggs yelled out: "Hold on there! 1 haven't enough for my? self!" Benjamin 1'. Iiili. of the Sedalia, Ga? zette, was a passenger en the train, lie says: "When the train was signaled and began to slow up I recognized the locality and remarked to a fellow- I passenger: *\Ye will be held up in a j few minutes.' dust then a perfect \ volley of shots were fired. All of the passengers in the car dropped to ihc door and got as dos.? to it us possible. Itdid not take tue '. undits lire minutes ! to complete tin: work." Expressman Baxter says he opened j the door of his car in response to tho i engineer's request and w is imtnodi- j alcly covered by a doable-barreled shotgun in tho hands of one of the rob? bers. Two men then climbed into the car and covered Messenger Baxter und ; Baggageman YY. A. Skinner with re? volvers, liaxter was ordered to open the safe and the robbers took all the money packages in sight. Me can give no estimate of the value of the booty, tut believes it to be less than .f.5.000. REMARKABLE CA S3. An Ineocl Bats Its Way From a Hoy's StOOiUCh to His Ji'.irt and Kills II im. Muncik, Ind., Jan. 10.?On January 0. Samuel, tho 7-j'ear-?ld son of Mr. and .Mrs. John Lenox, of Hartford City, died at the home of Fremont Car michacl. of this city. After his death a remarkable discovery was made. For two months the little fellow had been suffering from pains in his stomach, which were at times so severe the phy? sicians were compelled to administer morphine to relieve him After his death a post mortem examination, was held and it found that a small insect had eaten from his stomach, through Iiis intestines, and then into his-heart bleeding him to death. Iii-, parents .--ay the hoy was accus-j touied to drinking out of a spring near the house, and it is thought that in I this mannor he swallowed the insect. Many prominent physicians have in? vestigated the case, ana say it is the most remarkable on record. ENLISTING FOU LIL. V. W. !!. Lnnsoiu Said to !;.? K-iining; a? Army in Canada. Victokia, B. dan. 19.'?A report has been set afloat to the effect that an agent of the deposed lidwaiian queen has been in Canada for some time, securing a little army for Hono? lulu. It is said that ISO members of the northwest mounted police force have enlisted. It is further asserted that the recruiting oiliecr of the ouecn is 0. W. ji. Lansoxn, a,prominent business man of Vancouver. The als lejjfe 1 army will, according to the story, )>.' in charge of Cant. M. C. Kean, ox sergeant of the mounted police. ft is said that the Australian steamer VYarriuioo bore to the Honolulu royal? ists, when it sailed Wednesday night, reports of the progress of the recruit? ing officer and an appeal for further instructions. Dec tor Cima Just in Time. Elkhart, [nd., Jan. 19.?Mrs. Chas, Wear, a well-known lady of this city, attempted suicide Thursday forenoon by taking laudanum. She was in a precarious condition when discovered, and her life was saved only by prompt medical attention. Trouble with her husband was the cause. R^randum F.oaclutioas. Coi.f.ums. O., Jan. 10.?Mr. Winn offered a referendum resolution in the hou.se of representatives under whfch all acts of a general nature can be sub? mitted to a vote of the people. Attar Jacli Mo Aul lift. San i-';u.\eisro, Jan. 10.--Young Mitchell, chas-:phm middie-weiyht of the i'aeiho cou-1, announced Th-ovs lay willingness to meet Jack McAalinV. who Wednesday issued a chal to hitn for a limited number of rounds. FIEn-THIIi!) COK??ESa. Second Session. Washington. Jan. J-.?Sznate.?The senate : at a lato hour Mond ?y evening rejected tho nominat on or V?". B. Kornblowcr, of New York, tu bo asso< iate justice cf tho United Stater, su? preme court. The vote was SO for rejection and 21 lor confirmation. Senator Bill 1? d tho oppo? sition to tho confirmation, and from 12:33 until 2:20 Mr. Hill held the Moor. Senator Vflas fol , lowed Hill His argument lost its force becauso j ho could not brush away tho record Dill bad : present d. i Hot'SK?Monday was tho first day of the dc j bate under the five-minute rule on the tariff I bliL From the beginning of tho session, at l! j o'clock Monday, with tho exception of the t ime ( consumed In reading the bill, until it ended at a i quarter after 5, the sparks- were Hying and ttu re were flashes of light as the wit and feel* ' tags of tho various participants in the debato clashed together. The galleries of tho .house j wore crowded all afternoon in expectation of ; music on the floor, and those who waited ; throughout the day were not disappointed in ; seeing the house in an uproar at times and the ! gi;tnl3 of both sides battling with each other, j Washikgk n, Jaa 17.?Senate?The Ha wa I lian controversy was cgain brought to the at ? tention of the senate 1 ccsday, and there- war; * I balf-hour's spirited discussion between Sen ' ators Hear, Gray and Daniel The president's ! message communicating the recent diplomatic i corresp ndcccc afforded Senator Hoar an op ! portunity to speak on the matter, and bo ; showed, by quoting from the Hawaiian constf tution, that tho queen, in her recent pro? test that sbo could r.ot promise amnesty to tho member* cf the provisional government; was enly confining '? rs?lf to the limitations of the ccr.stitutioi. which C ??< sr not confer on the crown such absolute rights of granting am? nesty. nousE?-Very little progress was made with j the amendment i to the tariff bill Ti esday. The i republicans, under tho leadership of Mr.'Bur J roughs, made anothor struggle to j-ecure the right to offer amendments alternately with Mr. ; Wilson, but, as on Monday, the chairman held, J iu view of the precedent of procedure when the . McKinley bill was under consideration, tbat I Mr. Wilson, on behalf the r.ioj city of The com I mittee, was entitled to perfect the bjlihcfore it whs thrown open to miscellaneous amendment Several minor amendments were agreed to, the most important being tbat to increase the duty on con .< nsed milk to two cents a pound. Washington, Jan. 1&?Senate?No busi? ness of importance transacted Wednosday. liofSE?Hour, e Cockran Wednesday spoke for some time <?:> t!.c tariff bill When his time ; had expired Mr. Roe'd good-naturedly granted I him part of what was allotted to the republican side. Mr. Cockran thought that this was ex? tremely courteous, and thanked Mr. Reed for.it ' in stilted language; and tbc man from Maine : simply smiled; but that smile was a kmv.-.ing i cna The amendmen t for the going into effect j of the free wool business v. as under ecu s:derallcn, and tbcro wa3 to it an amend i ment by Mr. Payne, setting the date j forward to I83S, and a substitute by Mr. j Johnson providing that froo wool should go ! I into effect imra diatelyon tho passage of the : . bill. Mr. Payne's amendment was defeated by I a vote of 134 to C8. The Question turned to i Johnson's substituto, r.n.i rollers J ein :maud- j cd. it was adopted by a vaic cf Hi to 101 At j tho nigl^t session, Mr. Spcrrv (dem.. Ct) ma le I a vicious assault on tho Wilson bill on tho j j ground that In li <? face of :i certain deficit in ; j the. treasury of 170,030,000 by June 30 next; in the face < t the appeal of secretary of the treas? ury f< r a bond is-:ue, the democratic ways and means committee had brought m a bill, <.mcn slbly totals.- rev< nucs which, if passed, would j increase tho present estimated d :ic-;t to i?l<V t CW.0W. The other speakers were Messrs. Bower (dem., N. ('.?, Htutier (dent, lit), Hul ! ick (rep., CM. and Post (rep., 2:1 > Washington. Jan. id.?Senate?The rcsig r.ationof Senator Wallhall (Miss >. which was announced from the vice-president's desk Thursday afternoon, was In tee nature of a sur? prise. It was a lette r to the vice-pn sident, in which he told the senate, through its presiding officer; that be had mailed bis resignation to the governor of Mississippi. In his personal explanation to '.he scnato Mr. Walthall said that bis health was such that it would be im? possible for him to attend to bi< official duties j as senator for several months Ho thought the honorable way.'-cut was to resign. 1 he senate adjourned about 3o*clock Thursday afternoon un*Jl Monday next. Of cot rsc no appointments car. be announced until next week. House-About the ('-.tin- dav in the house was spent in the continuation of the delate on Mr. Burrow's amendment to restore the exist? ing antics on wcot with the result of its defeat by;a strict party vole. About an hour before the recess, Mr. Johnson, the Ohio free trader and singU; laser. < flored his amendment to place rails on the free list This led to what will probably prove t ? be cue of the most in? teresting discussions of tho pro?ent tariff de? bate. Mr. Johnson (dem; Ohio) was recognized tooffer his amendment placing on ti e free list railway bars, made in part of steel, rails and girders, street rails and punched iron or steel I li.it rails, which in the bill arc dutiable a: twenty-five per cent Washington, Jan. 20.?Senate?Not In ses? sion. House?At 11:10 Friday tte house went into committee of the whole to consider the tariff bill, with Mr. Richardson (Dem., Tenn ) in tho chair. An agreement wascntercd into whereby three hours after the house goes into c -mmlttcc of the whoJc^next Monday willbo given to de? bate on the sti?ur schedule, and fa< vote will then be taken < :i any amendmr.i's whLh miekt be offered. Mr. Johnson's amendment to placo steol on the froo list, after a long discussion, was defeated by a vole of 1" > to 79. gibe rest of tho afternoon was consumed iu further discussion of the Henderson amendment Those who took part Mvere Messrs. Mc Millin, Springer, Bowers, Hayes, Hall (Minn.), Kingley and Clark (Mo.). Recess was then i taken until S o'clock. There was a good attend? ance in the galleries and a noticeable lack of attendance on tho iioor when the ) ouse met in the eight session Mr. Bell (cop., Cot), was the first speaker who addressed the committee. The McKinley bill w:ts infamous, ace rding to Mr. Bell's popalistic ideas, while the Wilson bill was ??rotten." Jus: what kind of a bill would meet with bis approval was not so easy' to discover. Brief/remarks ?rero made by Mr Shaw (rep., Wis.) Mr. Morgan i'd?*m., Mo.), und Mr. Childs (rep, 111.;, and at 10:45 the house adjourned. Washington, Jan. 22.?Senate,?Not in ses? sion. Horsn?The tariff question was debated. Saturday, by Messrs. Walker '(Mass.), Brock Inridgc (Ark.). Cr .in (Tex). Only cne amend? ment to the turitT bill was argued Saturday, re? lating to tho lin-platc schedule. It was unim- j portant however, affecting not the rates, but i the technicalities of tit" trade. The Elesder j son amendment to sabsti u e the existing rates ! on agricultural prod tuts, ar.d the Bingloy : j amendment to change the rates <.n l.'me .'or 10 ; per cent, ar! valorem to specific duty of C ecn;s j per hundred pounds, wore lost When j the lee.se resumed the session Saturday [night. Representative ralbot (dem., S. r.) j spohe in fa'vor of the tariff bill and was follow '< ed by I?' prssentatlvc C. W. Stone (??(.p.. Pa.) in opposition Representative Boatner (dem. La.), tho next sncaker.censored the ways and means committee for reporting a bill which, ho as? serted, savored so much of the protective pol? icy. He thought that the ways and means com mittea should have placed a duty upon sugar I instead of maintaining a bounty on that article, j Representative Strong (rep., Ohio) spoke in op? position to the bill, as did Representative Wheeler (rep.. 111.), after which the houso ad jouruc.L_ The Princess Wins. Paris, Jan. '.2. ? Dr. Brouardel, who was recently appointed tu inttice an of? ficial report as to the condition of the health of the children ci the Princess Colonna, submitted his findings to the 1 court, and the judge made an order authorizing the Princess Colonna to j take the children to Mentone. where ! she will be allowed to remain with |?them until April L * Itonndljoiwo Gone. Maktjnsvu.!.]:, Jnd., Jan. 22.?Fire destroyed the Big Four roundhouse at this place with its entire contents. One passenger locomotive was a total loss. Mcadonea Denies It. WAsin.Ntjrox, Jan. 20.?The Brazilian minister, Seubr ??Iendonca, and ?tlicials of tiro state and nay j .department all liisavow Uitowiedge ot tike alleged re pt>rUi'i turivement to arbitntte between Pres?leut i elxoto and the leaders oi the iuburgents. a jaw That May Knock the Governor of Floriadc* Cut. An Appeal to Ho Tilade to the Oovernnenl Courts for an Injunction Restraining the Mitte .Ullltia From Interfering?. Sports Gathering at Jacksonville. Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 22.?Tho. Duval club may have recourse to a United States law with a view to bringing oft the fight in Jacksonville. An appeal will he made to the gov? ernment courts for an injunction re? straining the state militia from inter? fering with the fight* The club's at torne3*s have dug up a United States law which protects all enterprises that have been damaged to the amount of S3,000. As the club has seid more than ?3,000 worth of tickets, and the glove contest is legal under the city-ordinance and legislative act, the United States law will, so Manager Bowden says, uphold the club and restrain the martial law proceedings of the governor. All means of communication by rail to the milling point will be cut oil! from Jacksonville after the train leaves here. The state has applied to the railroads for the transportation of 70 soldiers. How the governor proposes to movo this meager army from Jacksonville to the Duval camp is a mystery that tho club iias not yet attempted to solve. Here is the plan that the club has perfected, as it is given to me from a source that 1 have reason to believe is official. The Florida Central railroad will furnish 100 cars, consisting of five trains of 20 ears each. Every specta? tor, even the club members, must pre? sent a ticket. Entrance to each car will he mado through one door, at which a keeper will be placed with instructions to ad? mit only the holders of tickets. Prof. Gentry, after showing next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in St. Augustine, returns to Jacksonville and leaves Wednesday evening over the Florida Central & Peninsula railroad for the battle-ground. Gentry can pitch his canvas and place his seats in four hours. Presi? dent Mason told me Saturday that ?33, 000 gate money will clear the club from loss. At Bat Masterson's request the club agrees to leave the disposal of the $20, 000 check to John Kelly, the officiad ref? eree. If during the contest the authorities should appear and .stop the fighters the disposition of the check will be left solely to the judgment of Kelly. This satisfied Masterson. TO ENJOlft HIM. The Knights of Labor After Carlisle's linnil IsrfUe. washington, Jan. 22.?The dispatch announcing a threatened injunction by the Knights of Labor against Secretary Carlisle to restrain him from issuing ?50,000,000 in bonds, was taken to tho treasury department and shown to tho secretary. Mr. Carlisle declined to say anything on the subject The feeling of the Knights of Labor and the labor unions generally on the bond question was known to bo unfav? orable, as had been shown by the pas? sage of resolutions against it. Tho of? ficials were a. unit in the opinion that tiie secretary had nothing more than a temporary delay to fear fron? injunc? tion proceedings, and oven this they did not think in the least degree proba? ble. The secretary consulted the attor no3" general, the law officer of the gov? ernment, and tho presidect before is? suing tlte bond call. The petition praying for an injunc? tion to restrain the secretary from issu- j ing bonds in the sum of ?50,000,000 or any other amount, Mr. Sovereign says will be drawn at DesMoines by Judge Cole, will be sworn to by Mr. Sovereign and sent to Washington to be filed in I the United States circuit court oi the District of Columbia the first of next week. CLEVELAND'S REVENGE. New York Can Not Have the New Supreme Court Justice. W As hing ton", Jan. 32.? President Cleveland has said that an appointment of an associate justice of the supremo | court, for which William B. Horn blower, of New York, was named, and who was rejected by the senate, will not go to w York. It is further stated that Mr. Cleveland has taken the position that in view of the fact that Mr. Hornblower's rejection was due to t)ie efforts of the New York scn ators, they should assume the responsi? bility for the failure of that state to receive the honor. The president, it is j also said, will not lend any effort to the appointment of a member of tin; l\ew York bench to the supreme court vacancy, by which : Judge Maynard could he replaced on j the bench of his state by the state ma? chine. Cvllr:r.'-a Closed. PoTTSVJLLS, Jan. 'I.'.-An order ha3 been issued by the Heading Coal Ca suspending 11 of its lar gest collieries for an indefinite period. Collieries of the other eomp.i:ii<\s will also be sus? pended. Owing to the suspension of the collieries the transportation force on the Reading railroad will be great? ly reduce i, and the car shops at Palo Alto are to be shut down indefi? nitely, thus throwing 150 men out of work. g:02'33 W. Chil is Y7or59. Philadelphia, Jar.. 2:2.?At midnight it was reporte 1 c -Bcially that the con? dition of Ge ?i gc V,' ( hi!ds had taken a turn for '.in; worse. His temperaturo had risen and he had not rested well. Dr. Leidy will remain with the patient all night. rursu-j.l by Re!)6l3. buenos AyKkS. Jan. 22.?The Brazil? ian government forces in Bio Gre.nde do Sul hare arrived at Santa Anna pur? sued by the rebels., who have made heavy levies upon the inhabitants, causing general c isc intent. V <C7 Sol licri Etil?.: BoEN/iS Avar:?. Jan; PA? Advices fror? Klo ?aiielro say that thp inser :n hi i.'ps ccmlinued the Lombard-?> ??*.?? n: cf ?"...? li.-ttcr:c'i at A.h-,!l;croy on ciia in at of the loth and hilled fifty of the government fore..-;. The eng-jgo? icaats had no decisive result. HE IS AFBAID. Mitchell, it is Said, Fears to Servo Time in a Southern JaiL - The English Prize liphtrr ProfeJlMJ* t? IToel Vrry^Indigaant a: Mi a Treatment Uli Ich II? is Hccrivhtg t*t the Hands of tlio Duval Atl?etlc Club, i _ Jacksonville. Fia., Jan. 22.? The sensation of the day here ia a report that Charley Mitchell is trying to evade a meeting with Corbett, as agreed upon. It is said that he has declined to accept the transportation provided for him from his quarters to the ring side, end that a serious complication is like? ly to arise out of it. When asked about this at his cottage on Anastasia island Sunday night, Mitchell professed to feel very indig? nant at the treat vent which he is re? ceiving at the .hands of the Duval Ath? letic club, and in proof of it exhibited the following letter: Jackso::*. :r.> ?., Fla., Jsn. 20. ?.Ir. Charles Mitchell, .\r.;.s.a-:U Islaad, Pia.: , Dicar Sia?Jn ansxrer tu your tol-.-prarr. of even date I will say thai wo had i roviucdr.t our expense a sure plan by which you could have reached the bat le ground iu safety from arrest and interference, an! you have r. j.-cicu. You v. ill please report ro ?bis ciub, No. G3 .West Bay street, on the znorodng ??' January -5, at C o.clcck. Ycurs t.-uiy. Harry Mason, President r>. A. C. I "I don't know what Mason means by j this," said Mitchell ??Tho club has j nover offered me any means of trans ; portation, and my telegram was simply an inquiry about the club's arrange? ment. I hayc rejected no offer what? ever, and I am ready to do anything in ; reason to meet Torheit in the ring." There is a general belief, however, that Mitchell is trying to crawl oat of the ma.tcii. j It looked like a slim chance Sunday night for Corbett and Mitchell to come together, indications are tii.it Mitchell is going to back out even '.? the club succeeds in bringing thy other condi? tions to :? successful Usnci The club has offered him till .--ort, ?>< induce ' meats ai d assurances that he will not ! be molested by ! iw. but he seems afraid that ho will Ijave to serve lime I in one of fchs southern jail?>. Lfe said I Sunday that he was sieh of signing [articles and such t du and that ho wanted the matter scttieu one-way or another. A. I? 1-arlrid.ro. 5. rule's ;C torncy for the fourth: judicial d strict, ?vhich Lakes ' I in six counties, in ? ?.? Ling that in which Jacksonville is si v. ?? ?:.!. h is instructed I the? sheriffs .of th ? ??? six couuties to i carefully ivatch ? ? ; ?p.ucats. The second battalion of suite laHttia, about ' i one htm 'red str wlii march to I.lacks.'- vilic '1 v. \y. and camp here , [until the iaiesft ; ^The ughfc John Kelly visiteu ??< ? belt Sunday to ; get his vvws o:i i c twtiity-tliousand dollar check. hehy .- id he knew it was not \* orth anyt hii g v. it h it's ores- ? ent indorsed couciit urs. Corbett said , that he had prefe-.ro.l nilalong that ! the money he place I up. but he wanted Mitchell to #.iai:c the kick. r.3 he know lie would. Kelly will go p.nd see Mit-i chell y.nr. lay, and ^tt his views on the \ check question. The Duval Athletic club is sparring for wind. It wants to postpone put? ting up the actual cn*.h until it sees how many likely-looking producers Monday's trains from the north will deposit in the hot Florida sands. Sun day's arrivals w.-.e extremely light. Sporting men who arc here now, and those who are likely to come between new and Th?rs- ' day, could not be made to give up 820.000 to the !.n-.a* Athletic club i at the point of a r-Mol; L'otcl men; who have subscribe 1 to thostock cf tho I club complain tl:t:1 thy fight has not i made the slightest thfterenco in their I business, and judging from the size of ' their bills, they sre collecting their! losses pro rata from ihe good game, the ! few who have come here and are will? ing to take their chance. Bowden, : who dreamed cf a fortune rut of the affair, just now does act knew if he is afoot or h< >rsel ack. A PROG RES :iVZ QUEEN. Ii**r Riujesty of Afghanistan tu Adopt I uropoau ? ??.???-.. T.oxi.o;.. .Tan. 22.--Civilization will I rejoice in the fact that the queen of j Afghanistan has decided to adopt Eu? ropean dress. A fr.-hioaable firm in London has forwarded t" her majesty ; four costumes, which i hasten to de- i scribe. The material in each case is j wool, and. her majesty's fondness for j flowers lias becu respected ir. the trim? ming. Cue fuchs; ? dress ha?- a velvet basque with goi i fringe and a tabbed ' skirt. A cronyolv.uli eostcrac :?. made ' up of a velvet souave bodice arid skirt \ trimmed with guipure lace. A strik? ing characteristic of a native costume ia an umbrella skirt, whilst green silk and ivy leaves add to attractions of the fourth costume AU :he i re.ises are high-necked, short fckiried and silk lined., and jn appearance are a sort of compromise between Lingiish simplic? ity and Oriental spTcn tor. . ?;I r?ii :\\ it tne I.1v?t. I'l!\MtNO?A M. Ala . Jan. 22 --While Bridge Watchman John Lively was j closing the draw ot the bridge at i Bridgeport, Ala.. Sunday, a heave gust | of wind blew him ir.tr. the river, and before he could be rescued i;e sank and was drowned Voice a! Ifuitsia. ST. PKTKItaaCEO, due. 22.?TllO gov? ernment has sanctioned the establish? ment of a new politico literary journal, called the vo.ce of Uassia, which will be exempted from eensorshipT* Itev. 't a'.nsa-.-o Etej ;;u<. New Yotnr, dan. 2h ?dev. T. DeWitt Talmage startled his large congrega? tion in the Brooklyn Tabernacle Sun? day night by announcing his resigna? tion of his oftfee as pastor of the church. He had just preached a ser? mon of unusual eloquence, through which had run a sorrowful vein. It was one of trouble. After he had fin? ished the sermon proper, he said: "This coming spring I will have been pastor of this church twentjo-five years, and a quarter of a century is long enough for any minister to preach in one place. At thai anniversary I will resign this pulpit_ A G-oat l"U3J-i cf Coil Lkavviulk. Col.. Jan. 23.--? gold nugget weighing b <; ounces, has been found at Bneckenridge, '?n leased prop? erty which belongs to Ceorge Cauipioa? HAWAII ANS Waltlajj for the United Stute? f on^roac to Act?If the Annexation Scheme Fall? a Republic Will Be Formed. San Francisco, Jan. 20.?The steamer Monowni arrived from Sydney. Auck? land, and Samoa via Honolulu late Fri? day afternoon. She brings full Hawai? ian advices to the Associated Press nearly a week later than previous ad? vices. Honolulu, Jan. 12.?Since the sail? ing1 of the last steamer political affairs have been very dull in Honolulu. The government has teen pursuing a wait? ing policy on the ground that no defi? nite action can be taken here until some definite policy regarding Hawaio has been announced by the United States. A new constitution is ail ready to be jjroinulgated at the proper time. For some time past and prior to Mr. Thurs ton's visit the ifovornmeut has bceu working out a form of constitution for an independent Hawaiian re? public, v.r. ich is now subtautially settled upon. Iis form is like the con? stitutions of the states of tho union, with president and vice-president and upper and lower houses of legislature. For voters for members ef the lower house, the chief qualification is ti:-: ability to read and write the English language, which will exclude most oJ the Japanese. In this house the native and half-while vote will greatly pre? dominate. For the upper heave will he required in voters a considerable ed? ucational and a pro :crty qualification! su'Jieiout to secure tho predominance cf intelligent white citizens; who will also control the clioiccof the executive, Certnin special powers will be con? ferred upon the executive and ti e up per house acting in concert, which will I. ble them, when well agreed, le prevent obstruction of nec? essary legislation l y the lower house Und< r this constitution the native cle? ment will possess ail the share in legis? lation it has ever possessed, v h ie the royal and executive power will prac? tica!!}' by transferred to th/sc?ntrol ol the more intelligent r.nd^apable white population. Tho government will not proclaim this constitution until after learning from Minister Thurslon that there i* no present prospect i>: any form oi political union with the I nited Slates. There is no doubt v. hatevcr that such a constitution will be heartily approv? ed by the rank and hie of the sup? porters of the provisional govern* ment, who will gladly forego some voting privileges in order to secure the result for which the}' have for a year faced .so much danger together. To make the right of suCrage unlimited would be simply to throw away all they have worked for. No constitu? tion in Hawaii lias ever been submitted to a vote of the people, but simply pro? claimed by the executive authority, which precedent is likely to be fol? lowed i?i the next similar case. THE WORST 13 OVF.F1. Ilnp.lnesH I? Picking: l';) und Peltrr Times Aro Coming, '-ay* lite New York Times. New York. Jan. 20.?Under the head of "Business Revivals in Sight," the Times Friday presented a summary of the trades which, it claims, showa that there lias been a visible improve? ment in the business situation since the opening of the new year. It say^: "Better times arc at hand, and in many branches of trade their coining has already been notod. There has been, of course, no great and general revival of business activity. It would be foolish and futile to pretend that the trade and industries of the country have full;/ recovered from the depres? sion that began last July. '?The steady accumulation of idle money in tho New York banks would disprove any sweeping assertions oi that nature. But tho evidence is am? ple that the worst has passed, that w e have turned the corner and are now on the mend. The rapidity of the recov? ery will be measurably increased by the fact that there arc no large sloei. ? of goods on hand. The jobbers' shelves and manufacturers' floors aro bare. The large number of mills that havo lately started up indicate that or dors have begun to come in, and, to till orders, the mills make the goods." An Ex-ISUUor'.i Per.lows Kxperleiico. Muncte, Ind., Jan. 20.? During the recent small-pox epidemic. James Grass man was placed in the hospital as a supposed patient, but he did not have the disease, nor did he contract it. He, however, did contract a skin disease which gave him annoyance, and he brought salt against the city of Mundo for $10,000 damages. Judge Monks, oi Winchester, Friday decided that Grass man was not entitled to damages, 'i he plaintiff is an ex-editor now rvsiding in , Cincinnati. [ Indians Not Thar Bad OiY. Washington, Jan. 20.?The state? ment that extreme suffering exists among the Indians at the Pine Ridge agency is disere tited at the bureau of Indian affairs, The o Serais ridicule the assertions that Indians are "dying ofT like sheep..'' if there is any extend? ed amount of suffering or a remarkably large death list, it 5s stated un official report on the subject would be sent to the bureau at once. Daniel Siooite'8 Cou?!n Ih-:td. Valparaiso, Ind., Jan 2?.?Mrs. Nancy Ad imson, a cousin of the laie , Daniel Boone, and thjs first white wom j an settler of this county, dropped dead Friday morning, aged us years. She was b?rn in Lentaand has re? sided in this county nearly seventy years. On;: Vfay to l> ou a Store. Buffalo, N. Y.. Jan. CO.?An officer has arrived her?; from Albany with papers of extradition for A. Nathan, a I wholesale clothier ot this city, who was arrested some time ago charged with participating in a gigantic cloth? ing swindle at Lansing, .Mich. It is charged that Nathan, with others, opened a store at Lansing and ordered a great quantity of clothing. It was the oid story of taking the goods in the front door and out of the back and shipping them to other cities. It is claimed that many thousands of dol? ors worth oi cioltong v.as thus stolen. President o: u ? 1:0iU y IU. IfoSTON. Jan* ea. -;.:r* ScoAcfer, th.jj president of Wcllc ley college, is dan? gerously dl with njieumotih*, and iaaot likely to recover. TARIFF MAKING: The Committee to Report tncoovr Tax Mill to Cho ?oumo-A Rotten Will tip Made to Incorporate It In the H"il*?n lillL Wasuixotox, .Tan. 2 ?.--Representa? tive Bryan, a.mexnbejrbf the ways and means committee, who, vv.th Kopro sentative McMillih. has been most earnest in advocacy of tue income tax, said Friday afternoon that it was tho intention of the committee to report the hill levying an income .tax to tho house Satanlay. A meeting of the en tiro committee was called for Friday morning, but when the republican members came to the con-r^ttee room they were calmly notified by. Chairman Wilson that the majority members i ad not yet definitely docida-lon every to* tail of the bill for raising revenue by internal taration. an S the meeting thoreforo would be pout joaeit There is no disposition tohui*rythe in? terjection of ao income t..x discu?>don into the tariif debate, but in vie w of the fact that the angar schedule at present bids fair to meet with radical amendments before the Wilson bid h finally adopted, and as the deficiency to be create ! by the Wiison bid is largely dependent upon the Inai ad? justment of tho sugar schedule, thero is a feeling among the members of Cue waysand means committee that it ?.-. ill be wisdom to introduce early as possl? pie whatever measures Cue committed has devised fertile purpose or! raising revenues to meet the deficiency. There is a probability, amountuu? al? most to a certainty, th.t in spite of every cfTo. t on Cue part of the man? agers of the homsn to prevent it, a mo? tion will be made by .some prominent democrat to incor; orate the ireomo tax bill Into tee W ilson bill. Thw mo tion Trill receive the support of nearly every one of the ninety republicans in the house, and cojiM'.qucntiy wiil stand some chance of success. it is difficult to form any cr.titnatc as to the flnai fate of the income tax bill in the house, though the support rdvea the committee by the majority of rk .o crats on ever^ tost question that hu9 developed during tho debate ou the amendments this week, would seem to Indicate that Chairman Wilson wiil re? main master ot* the situation until tho final vote is taken. Certainly any plot to defer.t the income tax in tiv honsa by incorporating ii in tho Wilson bill will fail, because tiie Wilson bill ?vill pass the house no matter how seriously loaded down with objectionable fea? tures. The opponents of tho incomo tax know that ;t v. ill bo promptly aban : doned when it reaches tbe sen a to j finance committee, either as an bide j pendent measure or as r..u amen imcnfc i to the Wilson bill and there is therc j fore no disposition to make wider, by too savage opposition to the incomo tax. the breach that already exists in the ranks of the democratic party in the house. A democratic senator, who discussed the subject Friday afternoon, and whose long service and high standing in the party make him an authority on matters afTocting the policy democrats i in tlie sc s?te, said: ! "Tbe income tax is not worthy of I serious discussion, whether it passes I the house or not As for the Wilson I bill, its career wiJ! c;id when the house ! adopts it, one week from next Monday. ? The bill that we vvill pass h: the senate will be so different that Chairman Wil? son will never recognize ir. There was a "McKinley1' bill in L8U0, but our tariff bill will have no man's name at? tached to it. it will be simply "-tariff act of''<)-}." No one will ever think of referring to it as the ""Wilson bill" To Nuntnr Postage Stamps. VVAsmxGTON', Jan. 20.?Tire post of? fice department is inclined to regard with favor a suggestion that has been made that postage stamps should bo numbered precisely i > the -ante man? ner as treasury notes and hois issued by the govei nment. Some such means of identification as this has been found necessary owing to the humor ous robberies of stamps in bulk froift post offices in different parts of tho country, a species of crime which seems of late to be considei :ibly on tho increase. A large number of represen? tative business men, as well as pout of? fice inspectors situated in different parts of the country, have strongly in? dorsed the project and urged its imme? diate consideration. Juvoatlo Ko'ocsr Baad. Valparaiso, Ind., ..'an. 20.?-The resi? dents in the neighborhood of Hint Lake, a summer resort near this city, have been ;-.y: tomatically robbed fre? quently during the past two months. Friday evening it was discovered that a gang or'twenty boys, about 15 years old, were occupying one of the olub I houses on the Jake, putting in the days reading novels and playing cards and ? at night making raids on the farmero* ; bouses; in the neighborhood. Cancers i?er>.t out Friday night and arrested lue crowd ot young bandits HeavilyArmad yac-t ?ava.?aah. Atlaxta, Ca. Jan. 22.- The story of a very mysterious vessel and crew comes from Savannah. A yacht named the Natalie sailed from Sa vannah last Monday and put for southern waters. It is not known what port she put into, but it is certain that she left the Georgia coast irmed'tothc teetbJ Ten tons of arms were carried away as freight. The captain, while in Savan? nah, went under two aamc?, and a gen? eral al? of mystery pervades a Li his transactions while there. It is more tham likely that tho yacht will join Hello's deefc. ?Iea lei ?.ajiaj. Delawaj'.k, 6., Jan. 22.?An cpideinio of measles is raging again in tho city. Whole families are down with the dis? ease, and in man;' instances the schools I are interfered with. The saddest fulul j ity is in the home of Will Pheasant, ; whose wife and two of tho children ; have died within tbrtro days, white hU j oilier children are vory *elck. As to un Increased Tax dm Ueer. i W Asm xerox. Jan. 20.?There are [some member* of the senate finance committee w ho think there should be an additional tax on beer. Senator Jones of Arkansas is one of theso. is not decided as to whether ho shall offer an amendment of this character j *.o the internal revenue bill, but he ia j lousidcriu;; the matter.