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G rover Cleveland lias been ad
mitted to practice before the Su
preme ourtof th United States.
1 Governor Hill, of New York,
lias approved the ballot-reform bill
passed by the legislature of that
Genekal Curtis' bill to abolish
capital punishment passed the New
York assembly and is likely to
pass the senate.
Capitalists of Chicago are go
ing to purchase the old John
.Brown fort at Harper's Ferry find
remove it to Chicago.
Wednesday the license law ex
pired at Fall River, Mass., and
dealers all that evening were giv
ing their stock away.
The United States Express Com
pany have reduced the salaries of
all their employes 10 per" cent
This will effect 2,500 men.
Commodore Philip Cadxjc, of
the Pacific Yacht Club of San Fran
cisco, has bought of General Pain
the famous sloop Volunteer.
"Warrants have been issued for
the arrest of all the "women who
took part in the recent crusade on
the whiskey shops at Lathrop, Mo,
The Rhode Island Eegislature
nave appropriated $10,000 for the
celebration of tbe first otton mill
in this country At Pawtueket in
The saw-mill men of North Car
olina are discussing theadvisability
of organizing a State Lumber As
sociation. The various associations
of this kind throughout the country
generally have proved Tjeneficial to
the lumbermen.
Representatives 'of a large
English syndicate Traving about
$16,000,000 at their command, are
negotiating with mill owners in
Wheeling and vicinity with a view
to buying all or the greater pari; of
the nail and rolling mills, steel
plants, furnaces, etc.
'Negro postmasters aTe being ap
pointed in many places in the South,
This alone should disgust a white
Republican. Let the intelligence
of this country have control of
public affairs. The white people
are the brains and the wealth of the
South, and they ougnt to noldevery
office from the lowest to the high
est Why are negroes no tappointed
postmasters in th .North? Such
a thing was never known. A negro,
if allowed to stay in many northern
towns, is treated more as a slave and
a servant than he is at anyplace in
the South; yet you are forever
"hearing something about the poor,
mistreated negro down South.
Lexington Eagle,
Since Mr. Enloe has became such
a thorn in the flesh to the Repub
lican side of the House they have
sent down to CaTroll County, where
"he was raised, to see if they tym
find anything upon which to attack
him. Hon. W. W. Murray, the
member of the National Republi
can Committee of Tennessee, is
"believed by Mr. Enloe to be at the
bottom of this from several facts
-which have come to his knowledge,
and Mr. Enloe is preparing some
ammunition for him in ease it is
needed, thatwill make racyreading.
Some twenty-one years ago Enloe
defeated Murray for the legislature
in Carroll County by an1 overwhelm
ing majority, though it was a Re
publican county, and the memory
. f that canvass still wrankles in
Murray's bosom. Enloe says he is
ready for the fray. Washington
correspondent to Nashville Amen
Enloe .Denounces Evans.
WitfUiliiRtou siieuhd, April 27, to JlamiUite'Oom-
There was quite a lively debate
in the House yesterday evening be-
frweon Mr. Enloe and Clay Evans.
Enloe brought up the appointment
of the postmaster at Jackson. .He
said he had proven tihe affidavits of
the leading Republicans at Jack
son that the endorsement 'of the
appointee "were forgeries, prepared
by two negroes, who are both "un
der indictments for crime'; that the
Postmaster-General had assured
him that no such man could be ap
pointed, and then appointed him.
He said that his colleague, Mr.
Evans, had recommended this man
on the ground that the people of
that section ought to be disciplined.
He went to Mr. Evans and called
his attention to his language in the
endorsement, that he (Evans) dis
claimed it, and said lie -signed it
without knowing whut it con
After this denial, Mr. Enloe said
he was surprised to find that
Mr. Evans had written a private
and confidential letter to the Post
master-General, reiterating his de
sire not only to discipline the peo
ple, but to -discipline him for his
conduct as a representative on the
floor, and slandering his district by
charging that he (Enloe) was
elected by ballot-box (Stuffing,
Mr. Enloe said he was glad Ore
letter was not written by a native
Tennessean. He arraigned Evans
severely -for his equivocating, bis
double dealing,, his secret sknder,
and his intermeddling, and said he
had better clear his own recprd as
a ballot-box stuffer before slander
ing other - people. He (Evans)
stood charged with stuffing the bal
lot-box in the fifth ward in Chatta
nooga to get a seat in the Fiftieth
Congress. No man had ever be
fore so misrepresented -and ma
ligned the people of the third 'cKs
Mr. Evans, replying, said the
man who stuffed the ballot-box in
Chattanooga was a fugitive from
Mr. Enloe said lie was surprised
to hear it.
Mr. Evans charged Mr. Enloe
with secretly getting possession o:
papers in the Post-Office Depart
ment and having them published.
Mr. Enloe pronounced the state
ment a (falsehood, .nd said he w&uld
so denounce it on Hie floor and (nut-
side the House. He :said he had
gone and asked for the papers, as
he had a right to do, and that he
took copies in the office of the chief
clerk, and announced his purpose
to use them to show up his fraud.
Mr. Evans claimed that his state,
ment vindicated him, and Enloe
replied that it did not after the
fact that the ballot-box was stuffed
in his interest by his friends.
Mr. Evans attempted to sustain
bis charge of ballot-box stuffing by
referring to Haywood County, bu
was promptly reminded by Mr,
Enloe that Haywood was not in
his district.
Mr. Enloe concluded with a scath-
ing comment on the -conduct
Evans and the Postmaster-Genera!
in attempting to use the patronage
of the Government to punish, the
members of Congress for doing
their duty as representatives, atxl
to punish the people for their po
litical opinions. He congratulated
the Administration on its selection
of such a man to expand its ideas of
civil service reform, and soundly
denounced the vicious principle
and the vile calumnies used as
pretext for such conduct
he Name of Lee in TXur History.
NasUville American.
The American's blue-ribbon-ass,
prize-fool, and belted liar, Elliott
'. Sheppard, has broken out in a
new place. He is .mad because a
hotel in Washington is called the
Arlington," and demands that it
be 'changed to "The Washington."
He Taves about it thus:
"Two-thttda of the name the last two
yI3 able already belong to the Wash
ington, and all that is needed is to -wash
the tfirst syllable purily it from grave
stones and death and the transforma
tion will flue achieved from sickness to
health, from Aeentcterv -lor the dead to
an inn for the living, fiom treason to pa-
tridfism, fom a hateful monument to a
murderer of mariund to a'gratoJul one
to the lather cf his country.
The wretched name of Lee InisTaeen a
gloomy, conceited, disloyal shadow in
our national history, wherever petted
and courted and trusted, and it is time
to have it forever obliterated.
Charles Lee was a cowaid, and was
halted by Washington in an eventful
battle of tle revolution, just as defeat
was setting down upon him, and victory
was rescued from liis angry incompe-
Arthur Lee ws a secret malign er and
traducer of Franklin, the couutrys great
minister to all Europe.
And Robert E. Lec was the arch mil
itary traitor who seized his mother by
the throat and did his best and worst to
strangle her.
It is probably useless to give in
formation to Vanderbilt's fooTson-
in-law; but the truth of history is
that dhaaSes Loo was not a coward,
but a brave, accomplished, butmn-
principled adventurer; and proba
bly there is no iedi tor of a patent
outside weekly in the country who
couldn't tell Elliott that Charles
Lee was not related in any way to
Eobert E. Lee. As to Arthur Lee,
no was merely an able, patriotic,
and earnest man with a bad tem
per. He was no "secret maligner
of Franklin, but his quarrel witli
him wag 'open and his attacks were
not made 'covertly, if they were
made uniustly. But as to the
"wretched name of Lee" being a
"gloomy, conceited, disloyal shadow
in our national history wherever
petted and 'courted and trusted,"
did this raving fool never hear of
Richard Henry Lee, the great pa
triot and statesman who was among
the very first to raise a bold voice
in protest against British tyranny
who put himself at the head of an
association to prevent the enforce
ment f the stamp act, and who
dared like wrath el the Jang, by
forcing a Tory tax-collector to tie
liver wp his commission at the
point of the sword! It was this
same Richard Henry Lee who.firs
suggested the organization of the
colonies which brought about the
American revolution, who served
his country with singular zeal and
fidelity during all- that trying pe
riod, and died, leaving aname which
has never been touched by the
breath of xle traction, until aspersed
by Elliott Sheppard. And did Van
derbilt's fool son-in-law ever hear
the "wretched name" of Francis
Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Dec
laration of Independence, a patriot
and a statesman? Or did the
" wretched name " of " Light-Horse
Harry" Lee ever come under his
eye or penetrate into the cavernous
recesses of hi3 mighty ear? That
bravo and dashing cavalier wh
vanquished Tarleton and whose
skill, genius, and intrepidity in
many battles made him one of the
most conspicuous of Revolutionary
soldiers did Elliott never hear cf
him? The man whose distinguished
services and ability made him wor
thy to be chosen by Congress to
deliver an oration in memory of
Washington, and who first -applied
to him the famous phrase, " -First in
war, "first in peace, and first in the
hearts of his countrymen" is that
he " wretched name of Lee" which
las castablack and disloyal shadow
wherever it has appeared in our
history? And Robert E. Lee, the
son of "Light-Horse Harry," the
man in whose veins flowed the
blood of the truest, the bravest,'-and
the noblest of Revolutionary . pa-
riots, was the greatest and the
noblest of a name winch had been
borne without a stain upon it by
any of his blood from the begin
ning of our country's history. The
"wretched name of Leo" "has been
borne by men singularly brave,
gifted, high-souled, and patriotic.
Nowhere can onp man having in
his veins a drop of Robert E. Lee's
blood be found who was not the
soul of honor and of chivalry. He
comes of a family remarkable for
the singularly large number of its
great and good men which it has
given to the -country, and not one
anion them who has not been an
honor to liis country and his name.
Confederate Veterans.
The following circular, dated
April 15, 1890, and titled "General
Order Na 3," has been sent out
from Aflanta, Ga., head-quarters of
United Confederate Veterans .:
"I The gene ral'tommnnding an
nounces that the first annual en-
caarpinent of the United 'Cfcnfed
erate Veterais of the United States
will be held at Chattanooga, Tenn
on thi 3rd, 4th, and 5th days of
next July. AH Confederate organ
izations and Confederate soldiers
of all arms, grades, and depart
ments, are cordially invited to
attend tfh'is first general re-union of
their comrades.
"II. Confederate soldiers every
where are urged to form themselves
into local associations wlier this
has not been already done; and all
associations, bivouacs, camps, and
other Confederate bodies are earn-.
tstly requested to unite in their re,
spective States in a State organ!
zation without delay, but untl
these State divisions are thus
formed the various local organiza
tions should report directly to these
general head-quarters.
"III. Business of great impar.
tance will demand careful consid
eration during this firstannual con
vention such as the appropriate
form of general organization;; the
best method of securing impartial
history; the benevolent care of dis
abled, destitute, or aged veterans
and Che widows of our fallenbrdtk
ers-in-arms; the fulfillment especi
ally of a sacred duty by devising
efficient plans to erect a monumen
to the memory of Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States
of America, and other matters o:
general interest.
" IV. The following general pro
gram will be observed, the details
of which will be hereafter more
fully published:
" 1. The business convention wil
assemble at 10:30 a. m., July 3
"2. The 4th of J uly will be de
voted to a general review of the
United Confederate Veterans and
such military bodies as will take
part in the celebration of the an
niversary of tire Declaration
Independence. Orations will bo
delivered and suitable cerenionios
observed. Soldiers of the Union
and Confederate armies, and citi
zens of the republic generally, are
invited to participate in this cele
44 a The 5th of July will
occupied with visits to the great
bttttle-fields-around Chattanooga
Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mouifo-
in, and Chk-kamauga and the lo
cating 'tif Onfaderate positions
taken during these several .battles.
'V. Copies 'f the veunstitatiou
of the Union Confederatetoans
may bo had on application to Gen
eral Clement A. Evans, adiutant-
general, Atlanta, Ga.and full in-
ormation as to the quarters as
signed 'to 'Various commands, and
all other details of the J uly encamp
ment, -may be obtained "from CoL
F. Shipp, assistant quartermas
ter-general, Chattanooga, Tenn.
"'VI. The general romarranding
respectf ully requests the press, both
daily and weekly, .of the whole
country, to'aid the patriottcand be
nevolent objef'tffOf tWU.nitc'd Ckm-
Eederate Veterans by publkatwu-ol
these general orders,' with tutorial
notices of the organization -itself.
"VII. Officers of the general
staff are directed to assist divis
ion commandersin organizing their
respective States; to give informa
tion through the press 'concerning
the general association, and gener
ally to promote the complete fed
eration of .'all Confederate surviv
ors in one organization under th
constitution of the -United Confed
erate Veterans.
"By order of
'General Commanding U. C. V-
"Qoimient A. Evans,
;&nd Chief of Staff."
xiiiuAn viawc dias ween cjlwlbu
president and '.Thomas Bryan and
Potter Palmer -first 'aiwl second
vice-presidents by the World's Fair
Edison's Little Joke.
K:uu!is CHty 'flint.
When the plionograph "was a
newer invention than it is at the
present time Edison put-one of the
machines in a clock and placed it
in a guest chamber. Being a great
lover of a practical joke he also
placed a friend iin the.gnest cham
ber one night Just as hisfrienl
was disrobing he heard a voice ex
claim, "Eleven o'clock; one "hour
more." It is needless to sav that
sleep did not descend upon the eye
lids of the visitor during that hour-
At midnight the voice -exclaimed:
"Twelve o'clock; prepare to die!"
This was too mucb for the visitor,
and he sprang from his bed and
rusbed to the library, "where Edison
and his friends were waiting paw
tiently -expecting Lis appearance.
The invention was -soon .oplainvi
and quiet restored.
Tricks of the Trade.
Chicago Tribime.
The rivalry of Clucftgo merchants
to attract tlie multitude by novel
ties hi their show-windows is in-
ising. A Clark street merchant
exhibits a peculiar break in the
glass made by a bullet The bullet
has been discovered and is fixed
below the break with the announce
ment: "This is the ball that broke
it Never mind about the smash
up; look at the cigars inside for $
cents apiece."
A saloon on State street, near
Twenty-second, has a live goat in
the show-window. A man went
into the saloon the other day and
made a number of sigfcs 'with ;hk
hands which the proprietor failed
to recognize. He explained his ac
tions by saying that he thought the
goat was a sign for a Masonic lodge
rooDi where drinks were kept for
the craft, of which he claimed &
be one.

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