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rut.!!khf4 Werilj at Camden, Tcnn. l-Q'ru l at Cimden a ! Mali Mutter. .'Olul-ClilH TIUVIH IlRG., I'uMMrr, Caunlen, Tnin. T I vioiihl at Kmm think ordolu bus. Iikm vStloiit th'tli m without uiltcr. tiling. Johc Wannamakcr. Itfuli' j American idem .f liboity nro in v.'ulin tho suncd precinct (.f ii'nt J'ritnin. Mill (p..rntivcs in I.;uim-diti t, 'ii(1hiii1, struck henum they were Hot permitted to flint up shop mid attend thu Ibirnuiu circus, which in touring Great r.rit.iiii. Hundreds of American firmer are petting g.iod interest on tho value, of their farms, simply beeiitiHo they Id rate 1 near a lar-o town wboro real ci tato hud a chance to increase in jri(v, HavHtliu American Agrieultui int. High taxes cut up a good part of t'to profit, butslill if tho town growa fait, tho owner of tlio fitrm often grows wealthy. Ineroaso in land vuluo is a legitimate part of a funner'n prolits Imt nobody should buy a farm wh rh will not ay itn own way by struight funning, whether real citato goes up or dow n. German shipbuilders are doing fair ly well outside of mercantile orders. Within three years they have- deliv ered twenty-four war vessels for other maritime powers, including China, llrax.il, Turkey, Austria, Norway nud Hwedcn. It is true that among these two dozen vessels there is not a sin gle battleship, and but thro3 armored cruisers for China tho balance be ing torpedo boats and destroyers. However there nre now on file orders for twenty-two warships, including ono armored cruiser for Japan nud three large cruisers for Russia. Ho Germany is doing quite well in this lino although it is not unlikely that our recent naval record will interfere somewhat with future foreign orders to shipyards in the Kaiser's realm. Tho lac!: of education which pre vails in Spain is something astonish ing. Any knowledge of modern lan guages and of contemporary history is extremely rare among even statesmen, courtiers, politicians and journalists. Vv'hen tho government of Hngasta in troduced tho censorship of foreign telegrams, it could find no censor who understood German, and henco it de cided to transmit German messages without examination, while identical messages written in French were often enppr. fifsed. This lack of education, particularly in the mon who hold the destinies of tho nation, could not fail to have its ill effect, and it is to this source that those terrible calamities may be traced which have reduced tho Spanish people from being the greatest empire of Europe to their ead condition of today. A fire, with its consequences, in the courthouse at Easton, Md., recently, furnishes a hint for the novelist or tho dramatist. To counteract the damp ness in the vault of the probate court an oil stove was lighted. It was neg ' lected, with tho result that fire wa3 communicated to some unfiled aud un recorded papers, which were charred beyond recognition. One of these papers was the will of a lato resident of St. Michael's, who, for reasons not disclosed, had "cut oil" his only child, a daughter, with $10, bequeathing tho bulk of his small estate to the Methodist Episcopal church in his villnnre. Ev thi3 accident of lire i o tho condition, according to the law, was tho same as if tho St. Michael's citizen had neglected to make a will, and all of his property will revert to liia next of kin, the daughter, who is traveling in the far West, as the rep reseutative of a commercial firm in Baltimore. There is an uncle in the case, who deposited tho will in the court, and who was by tho will, made heir to tho favorite h rs3 of tho do- 22ased. This uncle can eas ly bo con verted by tho novelist into a wicked and scheming relative, tho modest es tate can bo multiplied many fold, the quality of attractiveness can bo givou to tho daughter, tho onco necessary Ji,;nest wooing e.r.i bo added, and the book is ready for ilia publisher. HIE FIFIY-SIXTH IB mii.ons hi:asm;mi!I.i: ami p.hiin IJIMMSN AT Till: 0l.ll MAM). THE FRESiDENTo MESSAGE READ 'f Hi Sr.. Ini, v I n.lrr lr inii.Uiu f nutti.l I'ulillo In-lrri-.l-.ln Ovation l Winkler. AW wdiingtuu epeci d sny: Congress reassembled ut noon Monday under rireuiu'-tiuife ,f unusual public inter '(t. I ho d;irao congress six months a;:o dei Lire 1 Mar against Spain, and now, with ar fought and won, it ramo t gethrr again for the lirr.t legit lativa consideration of the questions developed by the eventful mouths just passed. There were moro than the usual number of distinguished personages in tho thronged galleries, including many representatives of foreign gov ; crnmeiils, high officials and la lies and gcntltinrn conspicuous in social and political life. The greetings of tho members were most cordial, and there was" no outcropping of partisan rancor to mar tho occasion. One of the most striking incidents was tho cordial meeting between the floor loaders of ho respective sides, Messrs. Dingley and l.ailey. In view of tho gossip about tho possibility of Mr. Kailey being deposed as the mi nority leader, it is hignilieaut that the speaker named Mr. J'ailey as tho mi nority member of the committee to wait upon the president, an honor always bestowed upon the recognized lender of the minority. Speaker Heed received a warm wel come from both sides of the house w hen he ascended the rostrum to call the house to order. Hut perhaps the greatest personal ovation to any member was that given to Major General Wheeler, of Ala bama, who has not been seen by many of his colleagues since he went to tho front at the head of the cavalry divis ion of General Shafter's army. The floral tributes were unusually numerous and made the hall a verita ble bower of beautiful flowers. The proceedings themselves were dull, all interest centering in the read ing of the president's message. ' For two hours the clerk droned through the leng document, but the interest never l'agged. The president's review of the causes cading up to tho war, the manner in which tho preparations for hostilities were made, and tho succession of vic tories on land and sea were listened to with rapt attention. The other pro visions of the message were followed with almost as much interest. There was no expression of approval or dis approval through the reading. As soon as the reading was conclud ed tho message was ordered printed, and then, at 3:50 o'clock p. m , the house adjourned. IN THIi SKNATK. When the senate convened Monday to begin the closing session of the fifty-sixth congress the chamber pre sented a notable and beautiful appear ance. By 11 o'clock tho public and private galleries were filled almost to their capacity with a distinguished as semblage, including many ladies in brilliant attire. On tho floor of tho senate the dis play of flowers was unusually beauti ful, even for the opening day of a ses sion of congress. The memorable scenes enacted in the chamber during the last session and tho momentous events that have occurred since con gress last adjourned created a feeling of intense expectancy on the part of both the spectators and the members of the senate. Tho reading of tho president's mes sage was received with very careful attention for an hour, but after that the senators drifted to the cloakroom0, where they could peruse the message at their leisure in the printed copies which they had been furnished. Tho reading of the message occu pied two hours aud eighteen minutes and not the slightest demonstration occurred. At 3:15 o'clock p. m., after the in troduction of a few unimportant bills and resolutions, tho senate adjourned. GAGE'S ESTIMATES Of Appropriation Kequtred For the Ser vice For Next Two Years. In conformity with tho requirements of law, the secretary of tho treasury transmitted to congress Monday the estimates of appropriations required for the service for the fiscal year end ing June 30, 1000, as furnished by the several executive departments. These estimates, including permanent an nual appropriations, aggregate 593, 018,378, as against ew2,875,513, the amount of the appropriations, includ ing deficiencies and miscellaneous, for tho fiscal year, 1893, and iG2,'U7,- :it of estimates for 1599. im; r.XI'Ui.sS TAX. Mourn Nul.1,1, ( ,.r U, It llnr tlrrn lirrrtilly ll.il.lrl I:, (iiurta. Soon afti-r tho j m-mi,- of the war few-nun n t tin ruilloud rolniui"! ioll -f Georgia iumje-l on order that the tat on cipress pneko'c thoiild be pail by tho companies and in-t ly shippers. This order applies, of course, only to shipment from point to point in this state, and Southern Express com pany acquit . seed without resistiineo or appeal. There have, bow ever, been several cases beforo Federal courts involving the question of the intent of the law as to which party fdiouhl pay tho tax on express package, and it is inter i Ming to note how they have been de cided. Tl.o most notii ablo of these cases whs that of William Crawford, com plainant, vs. L. llubbell, as treasurer of tho Adams Express company, de fendant. It was argued elaborately in tho United States circuit court for tho southern di.-triet of New York. The motion In fore the court was for a pre liminary injunction to prevent the collection of the tax from shippers. The court denied tho motion and held that tho war revenue act does not pro hibit tho carrier from requiring the party tcndei ing the goods to pay tho carrier tho increased cost which has been imposed by act of congress, A similar decision was rendered in the case of the United States against tho Southern Express company in tho United States district court for the westesn district of North Carolina. A few days ngo a c.iso was brought in the United States district court for tho southern district of California against tho Wells, Fargo & Co. 'Bex press. In this case the company's agent refused to issue a receipt for a package tendered for shipment unless the shipper would pay the stamp. Suit was brought against the company to collect the $"0 penalty provided in tho war revenue act. The court in de ciding this case said: "It will be seen from even a cur sory reading of this clause that the duty which it imposed upon the ex press company is to issue a bill of la ding only where goods are accepted for transportation or for each ship ment for carriago and transportation. Tho complaint not only fails to allege that the company accepted for ship ment the package in question, but tho implication is to the contrary. What ever may be the liability of an express company to a shipper on account of its refusal to accept goods offered for car riage and transportation, such refusal is not a violation of the revenue law. Tho penalty of said law is incurred only where a company accepts goods so offered and then refuses to issuo for them a bill of lading." Atlanta Journal. FOR SOUTHEWX IMI'IIOYEMF.NTS. Some InnmHcnt Item Contained In Sec retary fiC(N Eittim nt en. In Secretary of the Treasury Gage's report transmitted to congress Mon day were the follow ing items: For completing the improvements of Savannah harbor for tho fiscal year ending 1900, 200,000; for continuing tho improvements of Wonyah bay, S. C, 3400,000; for continuing the im provements in Cumberland Sound, Ga. and Fla., 100,000; for Altamaha river, $10,000; Flint river, 15,000; Ocmulgee, $10,000; Oconee, $10,000; Savannah river above Augnsta, 5,000; Savannah river below Augusta,25,000; Chattahoochee, 50,000 gross; improv ments in Coosa between Home and East Tennessee bridge, 100,000; im proving Coosa river between Wetump ka, Ala., and East Tennessee bridge, 250,000; improving inside route from Savannah to Fernandina, 20,000. MEDAL FOU HE LEX GOULD. General Wheeler Thinks Her Work Should lie IlecoKiilzcd By Congrcmi. General Wheeler, of Alabama, intro duced in tho house Monday a resolu tion providing that "in recognition of the patriotic devotion and bounteous benevolence of Miss Helen Miller Gould to the soldiers of tho army of the United Statos during the war with Spain, the thanks of congress is here by tendered, and congress hereby au thorizes and directs that a cold medal with appropriate designs be prepared by the director of the mint, r.nd that said medal be presented to her by the president of .the United States at such time and in such manner as he may determine." KEXXEY AGAIN IX COURT. Delevrare Senator Charged YVith Aiding H Teller To Loot a Bank. United States Senator Richard R. Ivennfy, of Delaware, was placed on trial Monday in tho United States cir cuit court at Wilmington for the seeoud timo on charges growing out of the looting of the First National bank, of Dover, by its teller, William N. Doggs. Senator Kenney was last arraigned on the charge of aiding aud tibetting Bogjs in misapplying the bunk funds in last July, and after a trial lasting over one week the jury "disagreed. Since then the charge of conspiracy has been joined to tho first charge. i Piififtin inn I'OHTItir TO ATLANTA AM) OTHER MM IUERX UTILS, SCHEDULE OF JOURNEY PRESENTED r.nt Only rrl of It I l-flnlti ly Dr t lc.l I'ltoii Hill I.rv Vtltl(B ton tin t:uh. A Washington special sys: The president spent some time Friday evening in tho consideration of the plans for his trip to Atlanta, Ga. Mr. L. S. Brown, tho representative of tho Southern railway, who has thargo of the preliminaries appertaining to tho soutlu rn trip, submitted to Secretary I'orter a schedule covering not only the trip to Atlanta, but but covering also tho various points in tho south which have sent invitations to the president. After going over all figures present ed carefully, tho president determined upon tho schedule so far as Atlanta and Tuskegee, Ala., are concerned, and left the other points still undetermin ed, lie will leave Washington at be tween 2 and 3 o'clock on the afternoon of the 13th inst. That will put him in AtlftuU shortly after breakfast on the 14th. He will remain in Atlanta until midnight of the 15th, when bis special train will leave the city for tho trip to Tuskegee. The train will move leisurely from Atlanta over into Alabama, reaching the junction, Chehaw, at probably 9 or 10 o'clock the next morning. At Che haw there will bo a change to the nar row gauge road, which runs to Tus kegee. One hour or two will be spent at Booker Washington's school there, and the party will return to the spe cial train in time for dinner. Beyond this nothing was settled at Friday's conference. . The president has a very urgent invitation to visit Montgomery, and he is anxious to go to Savannah, if General Lee and his troops are still there. He also has in vitations from Huntsville and Cam) Force. He regards it essential that he get back to Washington by Satur day night, if possible, and for that reason it looks as if whatever time lie can give to any other points in the south besides Atlanta must be in the nature of very brief flying visits. MUST RESENT INSULTS. Cubnn Officers nre Commanded to Chal lenge Any Calumniator. According to a Havana dispatch the executive committee of the Cuban as sembly agreed at its la-t session to make it compulsory upon tho part of any Cuban officer insulted by Spanish, American or other officers to challenge the person bo insulting to fight a duel. The measure has two aims, accord ing to the Cubans first, to "maintain the dignity of the Cuban army," and secondly, "to check the impudence and insoleuco of many so-called Cu ban officers who, without having ever put their courage to a test, having en listed after the armistice, are swag gering about with Cuban uniforms, endeavoring to offend Spanish offi cers." MEETING WAS WITHOUT RESULT. Fence CommUitlon Spend Two Hours In Frultlem l)UcnIon. A Taris special says: Tho joint session of tho peace commissions Fri dap lasted two hours. No real prog ress was made. The Spaniards are awaiting instructions. Spain's propo sition for commercial privileges in the West Indies was not settled and was scarcely considered. The Americans have also asked for instructions on certain matters. The Caroline islands questions were not considered. Tho joint commission adjourned until Saturday. HALE AGAINST EXPANSION. Maine Senator I Opposed To the I'eace Treaty With Spuln. Senator Eugeno nale, of Maine, his announced his opposition to the peace treaty which is being formulated in Paris. He is opposed to the acquisition of the Philippines aud his antagonism to the treaty will bo based upon that, sec tion of tho treaty which deals with tho Philippine question. WILL CONTEST ELECTION. I'rohiMtlonifitft of Bibb County, Ga., Charge Fraud. A Macon, Ga., dispatch says: The defeat of prohibition in Bibb county was overwhelming and tho leaders of that cause were greatly uisappoiatod when the result was known. Friday tney gave notico that tho election will bo contested and tho ordi nary will bo served with papers at onco. Tho prohibitionists declare the bat tle has just begun. They say they Mere defeated in the election by fraud and illegal voters and that to years henco nnother prohibition election will be held iu tho county. ( V -:. . . 1 V. - L4 w.j O -. 'i i o Arc you frequently hearse? Do you have th:t srir.oyip,-, tickling in your threat? C'cJ.l you fee! relieved if yru could" raise something? LXl'; yovr cough ennoy you r.t r.if.r.t, sr. J i'o you raise wore r.ucus i.i the morning? Then you should" rlv. ey- l.c.i on hand a bct:!i cf If you have a wes!; throat you cannot be too careful. You cannct befjn treatment too cerly. Each cold makes you more liable to another, end the last one is always harder to cure than the one before it. Cp. user's CEerru Pec: or:3 Piaster prctccis tut ls:ss frem colis. Help fit Hand. If you have any complai::t vrhatevcr and debirc the best medieai r.dvice you can pos sibly obtain, write the dot tot freely. You will receive a prompt reply. ' Address, DR. J. C. AYF.R, Lowell, Mass. When There Was Trouble. The same words, or word pro nounced alike, may have different meanings to different people, as In the following lnciilont: A farmer stopped In front of it Mich igan City electric plant and asked a bystander: "What Is that 'ere building, a fac tory'" "No. n plant." was the answer. "What do they raise there V" "Currents," replied the quick wltted bystander. "What are they worth a bushel?" "Wo foil them by the shock." The farmer pulled his beard, scratch ed his head and drove down town to market his fcgetables. American Messenger. o-To-I!ae for Fifty Cent. Cnarnnteed tobacco habit cure inakfd weaH men strong, blood pure. 00c. I. All drugging Mrs. Watts Don't you find your neuralgia an awful nuisance? Mrs. Potts Oh, I get used to it, more or less, and, besides, I always get the tenderest piece of steak when my teeth are lame. Indianapolis Journal. THE DUTY OF MOTHERS. Daughters Should be Carefully Guided in Early Womanhood. What suffering frequently results from a mother's ignorance; or, "more frequently from a mother's neglect to properly instruct her daughter! Tradition says "woman must suffer," and young women are so taught. There is a little truth and a great deal of exaggeration in this. If a young woman suffers severely she need3 treatment and her mother should see that sh gets it. , Many mothers hesitate to take their daughters to a physician for examina tion; but no mother need hesitate to writo freely about her daughter or herself to Mrs. Pinkham and Becure the most edcient advice without charge. Mrs. Pinkhain's address is Lynn, Mass. The following letter from Miss Marie F. Jorrxsox, Centralia, Pa., shows what neglect will do, and tells how Mrs. Pinkham helped her : 'My health became eo poor that I had to leave school. I was tired all tho time, nnd had dreadful pains in my Bido and back. I waa also troubled with irregularity of menses. I wa3 very weak, and lost so much flesh that my friends became alarmed. My mother, who is a firm believer in your remedies from experience, thought per haps they might beneiltme, and wrote you for advice. I followed the advice you gave, and used Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Compound and Liver Pills a3 you directed, and am now as well as I ever was. I have gained flesh and have a good color. I am completely cured of Irregularity."