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THE CIIRONlCi'E.
A DEMOCRATIC NEWSl'ArEU
Pulllihcd Weekly at Camden, Tcnn.
Enlisted at Camden as Bccond-Claas
Mail Matter.
TIUYI8 BROS., Publishers,
Camden, Tcnn,
It is proposed in Greece that no
bachelors shall bo allowed to bold
Beats in the National Parliament The
idea appears to be that a man who
won't marry in neither a gentlemau
nor a Htatesmau.
so
There is a new spurious $10 coitifi
vato. It is said to be a bungled aTair,
important detuils being badly imitated.
It in Bad to note an artistic falling off
in tho work of the forgers. Ai3 they
beginning to despise the intelligence
of the public.
The latest thing in dueling is to use
eggs for weapons. Two members of
a fashionable Camden, N. J., club
had a disagreement and agreed to
fight it out with eggs. A committee
selected the irojectiles, being careful
to secure fresh fruit. The battle ended
with a couple of badly spoiled dress
suits, but with the honor of each con
testant fully amended. This will be
a pointer to some of tho over-sonsi-tive
Parisians.
It will not be fair to assume that
the Indiana judge who adjourned
court rather than hear a lawyer's ar
gument in verse had no soul for
poetry. He may have been impelled
by an instinctive belief that the advo
cate had devoted himself to rhyme at
the expense of reason in the case. Or
he may have had cause, if no rhyme
were employed, to feol that the law
yer's verse was so black as to be
pointless. Yet, again the judge may
have been moved bv a courtly sense I
of dignity, foreseeing that the coun
sel's lines would be off in their metric
measure; mismated feet in such an
instance would almost constitute con
tempt of court. Imagine a limping
mouse before upright justice. There
is, indeed, great reason to believe this
judge to have been both -Av ise and dis
.creet. .
An irremediable wrong or an irre
trievable failure is at the bottom of
all remorse. But not always does re
morse follow such events, as the fol
lowing will show. "The other day,"
say3 the New Orleans States, "an, Ala
bama mob lynched the wrong man,
and they 'deeply regret it.' They
might do as a Texas mob ortio did.
They hanged a mor for stea'ing a
mustang, and shortly a. rwarct learned
that he was innoceut. After debating
the question they decided that the
captain should call on tho widow and
apologize. Eidiug up to the fence,
he called her to the door and explained
the mistake that had been made, cloa
ks thus: 'Madam, the joke's on us.' "
An eminent English phys'.oiun ha3
created something of a sensation by
.writing a letter to the London Times
in which ho',gives the results of kia
examination of a numbar of boys re
cently entered at one of the great pub
lic schools. The boys were supposed
to be typically healthy lads between
the ages of thirteen and lifteen years;
and the parents, in most cases, wero
not aware of tho - existence of any
physical defects in their children, who,
as a rule, had received every advan
tage that it was in the power of money
to bestow. The result of the first
hundred examinations were so re
markable that the doctor felt it to be
his duty to direct attention to them as
to a matter of national concern, and
he has done so without roference to
what he calls "minor imperfections"
Kuch as stammering, a tendency to
chilblains, defective teeth, and many
other failings. Apart from those, he
fonnd that 30 boys were below the
average in height, and 53 below the
average in weight. Sixty-eight were
below the average iu chest measure
ment, C'i were the subject of "deform
ities," explained to mean lateral cur
vature of the spine, pigeon-breast,
knock-knee, and flat foot, 20 had de
fective sight, nine had "defective
hearing," one an "abnormal growth,"
duo was color-blind, two had heart
disease, two wore ruptured, and 22
were the subjects of albuminuria.
CUIiTflll OF ffl
PKCLAKES GENERAL GOMEZ,
JUMUEK OF COMMISSION.
FORTY MILLION DOLLARS REQUIRED
Custom Hounea In Cuba to I?e Given a
Security For the
Loan.
A New York special says: Accord
ing to Brigadier General Jose Miguel
Gomez, a member of the Cuban com
mission now in Washington, the Cu
ban army is sure to receive the three
years' pay to which it is entitled, $iO,
000,000 being advanced by the United
States with the custom houses of Cuba
as security for its payment
Brigadier General Gomez is grateful
for the way the commission has been
received. The negotiations, it is ex
pected, will be completed by the end
of this month, when the commission
will return to Cuba. General Gomez
said:
"Our hopes have all been realized.
At firftt, however, things looked very
dark for u. Poor Ganeral Garcia was
the most pessimistic member of the
commission, ne had no hope for the
success of our plans when he left for
Washington. The rest of the commis
sion argued, however, that as the
Americans had taken charge of Cuba
and thus prevented us from raising
money, we had a right io request a
loan with which to pay off our men.
"General Garcia asked for only $100
for each man. The other commission
ers protested because of the small
amount. Then camo the general's
death, and for the time being negotia-
tions wero suspended. At our next
meeting it was agreed that an official
list of the men in the uubau army
would be required before any agree
ment could be reached. Accordingly
I left for Cuba, whence I returned on
January Cth with the required docu
ment.
"There are 47,000 men to be paid
in the Cuban army.
lue amount we
hftva renueste i is j&iu.uuu.uuu, iu e
turned over to us in either one or threo
payments. We will give as security
the custom houses in Cuba. Should
the government not care to lend us
that sum, we are willing to take one-
third of it and later pay tho men the
rest.
"As affairs now stand, however, I
think wo will receive the amount in
three payments, lhis, however, is
not decided yet. The late Mr. Dingley
was in favor of civing us the amount
in one payment."
Speaking of the present condition of
affairs in Havana General Gomez said
it was bad.
"There appears to be much disa
greement among the American ofli
riflls." ha continued, "and no one
seems to know what his power is
Some one gives an order, aud tho next
man countermands it. lho result is
flifi frovefument of Havana is not as
smooth as it might be.
."General Brooke, however, is well
liked, and the Cubans are more than
willing to help him. General Ludlow's
nnWs nreventinsr the Cubans ironi
takiner any part in the 'evacuation pa
rade' caused a great deal of ill feeling,
This is now done away with, and there
need be no fear of a clash between the
Cubans and the Americans.
"General Brooke, I am told, is about
to name a commission of Cubans who
will act as his advisors. Mendez Ca
pote, the president of the assembly
at Santa Cruise del Sul, will be placed
at the head of the commission.
"General Maximo Gomez will re
main in the field until the army is dis
banded. He will then make his home
iu Havana. After the men in tho army
have been paid off we will try to prove
to the country that we are fully able
to govern Cuba."
MAY BAISE COLON.
WrecklnK Company, However, Doubtful
- About the Almlranto Oquendo.
A dispatch from Santiago de Cuba
savs: llenresentatives of a Norwe
gian wrecking company who examined
'tho wrecks of the Spanish-warships
Sunday consider that tho Colon might
nossiblv be floated, but they are
doubtful in the case of the Almirante
Oquendo.
JUDGES SUFFER FROM GRIP.
Three Members of Georgia Supreme Court
Are On Sick List.
- Three members of the Georgia su
premo court are ill. Chief Justice
Simmons and Justice Lumpkin are in
Clear Water, Fin., where they went
several days ago on account of illness.
The chief justice is suffering from
the effects of grip and since his arrival
in Florida it is said that his condition
has taken a turn for tho worse.
Justice Lumpkin is also ill froi
grip and the result of overwork.
A telegram was received Monday
from Justice Cobb, who is ill at his
home in Athens, stating that he was
too ill to return to Atlanta for duty.
HONORS PAH) DING LEY,
Mate Funeral Accorded Iteloveil lleprw
aentatlre In the Hnune.
A state funeral almost majestic in
its inipressivenesn, was given the late
Representative NcIhou Dingley at noon
Monday in the house of representa
tives at Washington, where he has so
long been such a commanding figure.
The president, his cabinet, distin
guished members of the diplomatic
corps, Vnenibers of the snpreme court,
senate and house and distinguished
men in military and civil life were
ranged about his bier on the floor of
the hall, while the galleries, to which
admission could bo obtained only by
card, were occupied by the families of
those who sat upon the floor and other
prominent personanges invitod to be
present. Some of them, like a dele
gation from fho New York chamber of
commerce, had come from a distance
to pay their last tribute of respect to
the dead statesman.
The remains were taken from the
Hotel Hamilton to the capitol at 10
o'clock, and were borne in the hall of
representatives by a squad of capitol
police under the direction of Sergeant-at-arms
Russell.
The casket was placed in the bier in
the area in front of the marble rostrum
of the speaker, aud for an hour the
public, which would have no oppor
tunity to witness the official cere
monies later, was allowed to view the
remains as they lay in state. Thou
sands of people streamed through the
main door down past the casket and
gazed upon the calm, serene features
of the dead during the hour.
Mr. Dingley was well loved by the
employes of the house and there were
tears in many eyes.
Out in the waste of seats while the
body lay in state, a single desk was
wrapped in black and covered with
roses and lilies.
During the interval before 12, al
most every member of the honse who
was in the city stood for a moment by
the casket with bowed head and gazed
for the last time on the familiar feat
urea. Meantime the galleries had
filled.
At 11:45 the stream, of people who
had been filing by the bier w"as inter
rupted and the members of the bouse
began seating themselves on the left
of the main aisle in the rear of the
chairs reserved for the family. Speaker
Reed called the house to order. An
air of dertp sadness pervaded the hall
as the member.8 rose to listen to the
brief and simple prayer of the chap
lain. The clerk read in full the reso
lutions adopted on Saturday after the
announcement of Mr. Dingley's death
The clerk of the senate announced
the passage of similar resolutions by
the senate.
The official ceremonies were simple
but impressive.
PROMINENT EDUCATOR DEAD.
Morgan Calloway Passe Away at Hi
Home In Oxford, Ga.
Rev. Dr. Morgan Calloway, profes
sor of English in Emory college and
one of the best known Methodist ed
ucators in Georgia, died at his home
in Oxford. Ga.. Monday morninc;. His
dcatk was due to an. attack of pneu
monia and ke was ill only one week,
The death of Dr. CalloAvay is a se
vere blow to Emory, as ke has been
identified witk the institution since
1872 and had been one of the greatest
factors in its upbuilding and progress.
Dr. Calloway was 68 years old. He
was admitted to the North Georgia
Metkodist conference in 18G5 and was
for 33 vears in tke effective itineracy,
He was an elder in tke Metkodis
ckurck at the time of his death.
(JEN. EAUAN RETRACTS.
Expunges Objectionable Portion of Tes
tlmony Before War Hoard.
A Washington special says: Com
missary General Eagan sent to the war
investigating, commission Monday
revised statement in place of that
originally made in response to Gen
oral Miles' charges. The revised state
ment is about 35 per cent shorter than
that which was ordered withdrawn be
cause of its violent and abusive char
acter. The commission after its re
ceipt went into secret session to read
the document and decide whether in
its present form it had been expur
gated sufficiently to permit it to be
made a part of tke commission's rec
ords.
Tke commission decided for tho
present to make public only General
Eagan s letter, and not the statement
accompanying it.
WHOLESALE POISONING.
Many Mysterious Deaths Occur In Baxter
Connty, Arksas.
There is intense excitement in Bax
ter county, Ark , over a series of sud
den aud mysterious deaths which have
occurred in tho vicinity of Mountain
Home, the county sent, within the last
few days. No less than eix men, all
of whom were apparently in robust
kealtk, have been suddenly stricken
and died within a very fdiort time af
ter the attack. Iu every case there
were symptoms of poisoning.
Besides those who have died, a num
ber of others have suddenly become
violently ill and their lives saved only
by prouipfmedical attendance. .
I REPRIMANDS 11.
KEFL'SEI) TO ACCEPT HIS SENSA
TIONAL TESTIMONY.
GEN. MILES STATES HIS POSITION.
Cabinet Dlnou the CommliimaiT Oeu
eral'f Testimony A (Juestlon
of "Immunity." .
A Washington special says: Tke
war investigntion commission Friday
passed a resolution of censure on Gen
eral Eagan for the language used
Thursday when ho appeared to ans
wer the charges made against the com
missary branch of the army by Major
General Miles, and returned to kini
tke carefully prepared type-written
statement wkick ke, left witk tke com
mission after reading it to that body.
With its return was sent a letter ex
plaining the reason for this action and
copy of the resolution.
Everybody is discussing this con-
w n ! L
roversy. in ana out or congress it
is almost the sole topic. The excite
ment caused by General Eagan's un
precedented attack is scarcely second
to that pursuant upon the official dec-
aration of war last spring. Ine army
nas rusnea .to tne aeiense oi iuubb.
Almost the entire city denounced Eats-art.
and at the first blush, is prepared,
to believe in Miles against all his de-
tuners.
General Eagan does not stand kigk
in army circles, and is generally uis
iked. He is not an American uy
birth, but was born in Ireland, and
often makes himself particularly offen
sive in his abuse of England. Gen
eral Eagan came into the army at the
beginning of the civil war a3 a nrst
leutenant. but was mustered out m
1865. In 1867 ke was given a com
mission in the regular army as a se-
ond lieutenant. He served well in tut
Indian wars and was brevetted for
bravery once for fighting the red men
in the lava beds. This is the only ne
roism of his career that his friends
point to with any pride. There have
always been charges pending against
kim as a commissary general.
General Miles Talks.
General Miles, when asked what of
ficial action, if any, would be taken
regarding General Eagan's attack, re
plied tkat ke had not made any state
ment on tke subject and did not in
tend to forecast tke proceedings of tke
war department.
Wken it was suggested tkat the war
department was estopped from any
proceedings against General Eagan on
the ground oi tne protection promiscu
by the president to all witnesses in
their testimony before the war investi
gation commission, General Miles said
there might be some dividing lines be
tween testimony and personal abuse;
that in his opinion any court of jus
tice or, for that matter, a public court
would have stopped a witness who kad
used before it suck language as was
used before tke war commission by
General Eagan. Miles furtker said:
"I did not want to appear before tke
war commission in tke firBt place,
wken tkey wrote me suggesting tkat I
voluntarily appear before tbem, I re
plied tkat 7 believed it to be for tke
best interests of tke service for me
not to volunteer any testimony. Wken
I was ordered before tke commission
and they i:ked me concerning certain
facts tkat I tken kad in my possession,
I was obliged, as a matter of konesty,
to answer tkem and produced official
complaints as my best reply.
"Even tken I did not tell them all
the facts which I had discovered by
my own investigation. The inquiry
was carried on quietly through the
proper branches of the war depart
ment, and was begun as a matter of
duty by the commanding general after
the receipt of an immense number of
complaints. That investigation is still
being prosecuted, and I still think, as
I said before, that it would have been
much better had the officers of the
war department who have in charge
the care and proper feeding of the sol
diers been allowed to attend to those
matters quietly in their own way."
Cabinet Discusses Matter.
At Friday's cabinet meeting a largo
share of the time was consumed in a
discussion of General Eagan's testi
mony before the war investigating
commission. The cabinet members,
however, were unusually reticent with
respect to what was said, and declined
to express any opinion as to what, if
anything, would bo done in the mat
ter, which is now in the hands of the
president and Secretary Alger. Never
theless, all members of the cabinet
commend the action of the committee
in declining to receive the manuscript
of Geueral Eagan's testimony.
It is said that high authorities in
the war department take. the position
that Eagan enjoys immunity from
punishment by courtmartial, the presi
dent having promised immunity to
witnesses before the commission from
prosecution on account of facts testi
fied to by themselves, and that the de
partment cannot take cognizance of
the matter.
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Will lam Worthing, an ox-cowboy
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Riders, now working on a farm near
Pine Grove, Tenn., Is an" unerring
twister of the lasso. The other day
ho -went fox bunting. The dog went
up ft ravine and Worthing arranged
his lasso and awaRed events. The dog
began to bark, and then, Instead of
the expected fox, came two deer on
the dead run, with the dog at their
heela. Worthing promptly urged Iris
norse forward, twirling the lasso, and
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neck and horns of the big bucft. The
buck tried at first to break away and
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In the scrimmage. The dog also took
a hand, but it was not until after half
an hour's struggle' that the buck sur
rendered and was dispatched. Tho
carcass weighed 200 pounds, '
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