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AS. BOBELETETER, Proprietor.
NEW ULM MINNESOTA
N"EWS OF THE WEEK
CRIMES AKXf VMIMINAT.8.
Trie supreme tribunal at Madrid has
contemned Moncasi to death. The appeal
will Le carried to the court of cessation.
The Nebraska Indians are making seri
ous depredations, making raids and stealing
and aiming off horses in considerable num
bers.
A special from Yankton says Livings
ton, Russell and Richardson, have been in
dieted by the grand jury for alleged Indian
auds.
Henry E. Dayton, traveler for John
Dieei, a Boston produce dealer, has been ar
rested on a charge of forgery to the amount
$30,000.
At Pesth -while the Premier, Tisza, was
Bpcsking at the club of the Liberal party, a
fcomb was exploded on the stair case. No
one was injured.
Aneell, the defaulting secretary of the
fullinan car company, Chicago, was
passing as an Englishman in London, under
the name of Sejmour, when ariested.
A dispatch from Pesth reports that
editors of newspapers, and members of the
the Diet who support the government have
ieo during the last few weeks anonymously
threatened with death.
Joseph Ander, recently clerk in the
agency of the Nevada bank at Virginia
City has been arrested at San Francisco,
charged with embezzlement of funds estima
ted at from $50,000 to $100,000.
At Rochester, Minnesota, Fred. Hitt
ruan who murdered John Schroeder, last
sammer, plead guilty, and was senteneed for
life to the State's prison, with the first day of
each month in solitary confienment. He mur
dered his friend in cold blood for $28/
Jackson, the county seat ot Breathitt
coui'ty, Kentucky, has been the scene of the
most outrageous riot that has ever disgraced
the country. Two opposing gangs of drunken
desperadoes held the town for two days, firing
innumerable shots, and kiting several of the
waning clans. Judge Burnett in endeavor
ing to keep the peace was shot dead. Pande
monium itself could not reveal a scene more
tciriolc and horrible. Defiance to all law
and order prevailed, and the officers of the law
weie put to flight or killed. Up to Nov. 30th
Jackson was a till in possession of the drunk
en blood thirsty mob.
FERSONAJL AND ruxjITICAJL.
Commodore Spicer, commanding the
Charlestown, Mass., navy yard is dead.
A member of the Cabinet says there is
oiituu unanimity on the President's message.
fl. C. Brinckley, one of the wealthiest
and most prominent citizens of Memphis is
dutch He died at Iuka, Miss.
The President has* signed the commis
sion of Mrs. Anna D. II. Thompson, as Post
mistress, at Memphis, Teim.
Associate Justice W. B. Egan of
Louisiana died at his residence in Shreveport,
Tuazilisgtvmg morning, of bronchial affect
ion
The legislature of Alabama, in joint
coinention have elected Gov. Houston
IVittd States Senator. There were only two
negatrve "votes.
Prof. IV. Harper, principal of the
Noimal school at Danvile, Ind, has been
missing since Nov. 23d. He was last seen in
Indianapolis that afternoon.
Vernon H. Vaughn. ex-Govenor of
1Ttab,
late of the committee on corporations
ot the Constitutional committee of California,
died at Sacramento, lat ,lv.
The Trial ot Cap! Van Goi'der at
Winona, Minnesota, for assault upon Robert
George, with a dangerons weapon resulted in
the d'schaige of the defendant.
Col. Robert C, Bucuanan, brevet major
geuerol U. S. A., who has been on the retired
Itbfc a number of years, died at Lis residence
in Washington city, Nov. 29 of apoplexy.
Gov. tlampton, of South Carolina, a
phoit time since had a leg broken by being
tin own from a mule, and sustained other
severe injuries. Erysipelas has now set in
and is not thought amputation will save him.
His recovery is despahed of. His condition
produces indescribable sadness and sorrow
throughout the State.
Gen. Miles, the Indian fighter believes
the Indians can be civilized. But the war of
extei raination which has continued ever since
jfong Phillips' time, 200 years ago, must cease,
and the [arts of civil life more wisely and
patiently and humanely ineu.'cated. The Indi
an is a savage and the first stepjin the grade jo
irapioYement is to maket him a herdsman
ond from that he can be inducted into agti
culturai and other productive arts.
MISCEJL1.ANEOUS.
"r^-T^HS.-c
at A very heavy snow storm prevailed
Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday, Nov. 27
Canfieid Bros & Co., of Baltimore,
jewelers, have suspended. Liabilities $30,000.
is the Russian, not the British, coun
cil of state that is discussmg a project of tax
ing American cotton .niports.
It
,-3 rumored that the English parlia-
ment, after a short session will be dissolved,
and a general election had in January.
A '-corner in wheat" has been es
tablished in Chicago by a combination, which
is producing no iittle excitemenf there and in
Milwaukee.
A Livtrpool telegram of November 27th
savs, it is .aid fifteen persons were drowned
by the disaster to the ferry boat, which was
in collision with a ship at anchor in the river
Mersey a few days ago.
Tne Union school building at Belle
ville, Mich., has been burned. Loss on build
ing, $5,000 on books, furniture, etc., un
known. No insurance. Supposed to be in
cendiary.
A London Telegram savs. the Chatter-
company has refused the offer of 900
resume work at a reduction of 5 per
eent. Extensive discharges of workmen in
the neighborhood are impending.
A call signed by a number of promi
nent citizens of Virginia, is published stating
they have organized themselves into a society
to preserve the credit of the State, and invit
ing the co-operation of every citizen.
The Pensylvania Coal company has fix
ed the prices of its coal per ton as follows:
Steamer, grate and egg, each $3.50: stove
$3.85 chesnut, $340 small chesnut, $2.37
Forty cents per ton is added for delivery at
New York.
Of the sunken steamship, Pomerania
3T passengers and 11 of the crew are still miss
ing. The Captain is at Rotterdam suffering
from exhaustion. The Captain is the only one
of the officers or crew that bravely did his
duty as a man.
The tobacco factory of William Cam
eron of Pittsburgh, Pa., one of the largest in
the State has been destroyed by fire. The
stemming factory, adjoining, was also de
stroyed. The building covered nearly a
6quare. The loss will probably reach $200,000
insurance between $100,000 and $125,000.
A New York telegram of Nov. 25th,
says the case of James A. Whalen against
Gen. Sheridan, owing to the absence pf Gen.
Butier, of counsel for plaintiff, is postponed
till Monday next. The suit is to recover
$416,000 for losses alleged to have been incur
red by plaintid being deposed from his sugar
plantation near New Orleans by Gen. Sheridan
in 1867.
A Yankton dispatch says the case of
the government against E. E. Hudson, late
trader at Crow Creek agency, for alleged
forgery ol twenty-three vouchers, on trial
before the United States commissioner, was
amissed the prosecution failing to back up
its charge. This i one of the most importatj*
cases in the large batch brought up against
river Indian men.
The regular passenger train, bound
west, on the Winona & St. Peter railroad,
collided with a freight at 4 o'clock Wednes
day morning, the 4th inst, two miles west of
Claremont, Minnesota. Both locomotives
were badly wrecked and three head of cattle
were killed, but the train men escaped injury.
The conductor of the freight claims his wateh
was twenty-six minutes slow, and thus threw
him out of time.
Arrangements are complete for a fat
stock show at the exposition,Dec. 2d to 7th at
Chicago. Animals already entered give assur
ance of a large and interesting exhibition.
The date is set early in order to give eastern
butchers an equal opportunity with western
to procure prize stock for the holiday trade.
Canada, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana,
Michigan, Illinois. Iowa and Wiscons'n are
represented id entries.
The funeral of David C. Sattler, the
St. Paul bridge suicide, took place Sunday
afternoon. A large number of Odd Fellows
were present and took part in the ceremonies
The procession moved to Mount Zioa ceme
tery, where the remains were deposited in
their last resting place, the I. O. B. B., of
which the deceased was President, perform
iug the sole an rite?. After the ceremonial of
the Bnai Biith the Rabbi of Mount Zion con
gregation offered prayers and delivered an
address.
THE DB1VE WEL L.
Address to the People of the State
The time has come when to submit longer
to the extortions of the company controlling
the "drive-v^eH" patent without using alllegi
timate means of resistance, "ceabes to be vir-
tae." Our people are peaceable andlaw-abicl
mg cit zens, and have no wish to ignoie any
lawful and just demands upon them nor
would the real collection of a reasonable roy
ahty upon the Green patent have caused haia
iy a ripple on the surface of our every day life,
but for the evident disposition of those con
trolling this pattent to take every possible ad
vantage of the public sense of secuntv in the
ownership of property that all had once paid
for, to impose upon us fees aud costs that are
at once needless and grievous to be boi ne.
In the general expectation that agents would
call upon them, in due time, or at least make
a formal demand before entering suit, hun
dreds of honest people with scauty means have
been sued, and aggravating costs and charges
superadded to a royalty which, in itself, is
more than sufficient to make the agents im
mensely rich at the general expense. They
have refused to receive 6imply their original
claims, with all legal cots added, but have
demanded and are now demanding such an
amount from each well owner as shocks and
outrages all sense of right and justice, so that
their methods have well become obnoxious
to the charge of downright extortion and
robbery.
Under these circumstances, and with the
added force that recent evidence of driven
well* existing for many years before Green
claims to even h^ve had. a conception of his
"idea," can give to our cause, wc appeal to
that sense of justice and that hatred of wrong
which are said to be innate in all mankind, for
aid by money and influence so-far as each per
son is able, to contest the pretended claims of
the oppressors and to carry a case to the su
preme court of our country for final decision,
firmly believing thajt high and impartial
tribunal will afford us protection, and reverse
tli $loeal decisions under cover of which our
communities aie now being shorn and de
spoiled in the interests of greedy sharpens.
We hope that local societies will be formed
everywhere, funds collected and forwarded at
once (or within two weeks) to the secretary
of our State association at 8t. Paul, for deposit
with Horace Thompson, presideht First Na
tional bank, who will act as custodian of this
money. By the rules of the association the
executive committee will have control of? the
funds collected, and if not used for the pur
pose specified it will be returned to the don
ors. Send remittances by draft or postoffiee
orders.
The executive committee is at present com
posed of one member of each town or county
society now organized, and they will meet for
business upon call of the president and secre
tary when necessary. Each additional society
will he entitled to one member. Further $de-
tails on application to Major Thos. P. Wilson,
president of the association, at St. Paul, to
P. Fluke, secretary, Farmington, or to either
one of the executive committee. The secre
tary, Mr. Fluke, will be in St. Paul during thfe
next four or five weeks attending to this busi
ness, and should he addressed there.
Per order of the Association. V"^
J. W. EMERY, Farmington,
Z. B. CLARK, Benson,
G. C. BURT, Mankato,
~w Committee on Address.%"
Dec. 3,1878
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FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS.
MONDAY. December 2.The closing
session of the Forty-fifth congress convened
at Washington Dec. 2. The President's
message was read in each House. Mr. Wood
of New York, in the house spoke at consider
able length in opposition to certain views of
the message touching upon alleged irregular
ities in the elections in the Southern States,
notably in Louisiana. Mr. Garfield replied
at length to Mr. Wood. Several bills wer3
introduced in the Senate and laid on the table.
Senator Blaine introduced a resolution in
strustingthe judiciary committee to report
to the Senate whether the constitutional
rights of any citizen, in any State had been
violated the late elections. Senator Harris
introduced a bill providing for an inquiry into
the cause of yellow fever. By Senator Beck
for retiring the trade dollar and its coinage
into the standard silver dollar. All but 13
Senators were in their seats. In the house
229 members answered. Bailey, of New York,
and Majors of Nevada took the iron clad oath.
The military and fortification appropriation
bills were reported.
SENATE. December 3A large number
oi appointments made during the recess in
cluding the New York custom house appoint
ments were submitted. Senator Paddock in
troduced a resolution in reference to the trade
dollar. Senator Morrill introduced a resolu
tion for the issue of small bonds to he ex
changed for U. S. notes or coin certificates.
Senator Beck introduced a resolution calling
on the Secretary of the treasury for informa
tion in reference to silver coin. Senator
Matthews called up the Pacific railroad bill
and spoke in favor of it.
HOUSE, December 2.Bills were in
troduced for recoining silver trade dollars,
into stand silver dollars, for the
repeal of the resumption act, and for the
appointment of a committee on the yellow
fever epidemic. The military academy and
fortification appropriation bills were passed
the former appropriates $276,047, or $16,000
below the appropftagon of the current year.
2^.
Report of Third Auditor of Treasury.
The annual report of Horace Anstin, third
auditor of the treasury, has been submitted to
Secretary Schurz. The duty of the tfcird au
ditor is to examine and adjust all accoun
lating to the army, claims for lost horsei
counts for unpaid pensions, and State
claims. The report shows that 19,446 accounts
and claims remained on hand June 30, 1877
and that 13.745 were received during the fiscal
year ended June 30, 1878. Of these claims
12,533 amounting to $46,615,237.23 were settled
and $20,659 involving $29,138,517.69, remain
unsettled. Referring to the army pension di
vision of his office, the auditor says:
"The numerous changes in the laws, the res
toration, increasing, and transferring of pen
sioners from one agency to another, increase
the amount of labor to be performed, and re
quire constant watchfulness to prevent erron
eous payments. By executive order dated May
7, 1877, the number of pension agencies was
reduced from fifty-eight to eighteen from and
after July 1, 1877. This consolidation saved
the government this fiscal year $142,740.72 in
compensation, and the expenses of consolida
tion, ordered by the commissioner and ap
proved by the secretary of the interior, thus
far amounts to $8,798.17."
The amount appropriated to pay army pen
sions for the year ended June 30, 1878, was
$28,000,000, and the amount actually paid was
as follows:
Army pensions $26,020,067 65
Army pensions undei bills rec
ommended by commissioner.. S,798 18
Compensation 92/J53 70
Fees on vouchers 208,190 50
Fees for surgeons 231,658 26
Miscellaneous audited accounts.. 6,819 71
Unexpended balances in agents'
hand* 387,494 14
Total. $26,955,982 13
The unexpended balances are to be refunded.
The number of pensioners lecorded is 13,341
of these 10,662 have had their pensions in
creased and 882 are on the restored list. Thirty
snven clerks and two copyists were employed
in the office last year, being three clerks less
than during the previous year. Under the
head of needed legislation, the auditor says:
"The necessity for a fund for special investi
gation of claims, and authority to cause the
production of witnesses and papeis before the
accounting officers in doubtful cases, is
becoming more and more pressing. In
many cases I have been convinced that a slight
expenditure would probably protect the gov
ernment from unjust demands. But unless
fraud is apparent as to justify placing the
case in the hands of the law officers for crimi
nal prosecution, the investigation must he lim
ited to Buch as can be made without expense,
by aid of the files, records and accounts, and
such investigation often entirely fails to estab
lish the fact of the non-liability of the govern
ment, or so corroborate the ex-parte evidence
produced by the claimant as to free the case
from doubt, or to make the payment of the
claim safe for the government.
The Electric Light.
The New York Tribune has small faith
that Edison, or any other inventor will pro
duce small electric lights cheaper than gas.
It says:
The electric light is already used in several
factories in this country, and its use seems
to be ext^ding. The circumstances are
favorable to its employment in large work
shops. There is always in these ncerns a
superbundance of motive power, and the
work of driving the electric machines which
snpply the means for lighting can, therefore,
be performed substantially without cost. As
most large factories manufacture their own
gas, the loss which will follow the introduc
tion of electricity, by rendering useless the
costly plant for the production of gas, will
fall upon the shoulders ot the very people
who are to be benefited by the reduction of
expense. As a rule, too, more light is needed
in these shops than is actually employed at
present, owing to the high cost of gas and
the electric lamp seems to supply this need
at the same time that it is reducing the cost
So much seems to have been already de
monstrated. With reference to the lighting
of dwellings, the whole subject is *yet|
doubt. Mr. Edison claims to have found a
way to light dwellings, and that illumination
by his plan is cheaper than gas. The facts
in egard to this matter are set forth in an
other part of to-day's paper, where a de
scription of the various experiments now
making in this country is presented. Briefly,
the case is as follows: The subdivision of
the electric current and its distribution to a
large number of lamps cause an enormous
loss of light: and while extremely beautiful
and perfectly steady small lights can be pro
duced, and the lights can be turned up or
down, jnst like gas, it is not known that any
inventor, Mr. Edison ox any one else, has
ever yet burned over seventeen lights on any
one circuit. The public know what extrava
gant claims havebeen made. These claims
may yet be justified, but np to the present
time they are not. If the electric light can
not be subdivided more than twenty times,
it cannot at present become a serious com
petitor with gas in dwellings and offices.
THE FARM AND HOUSE.
The Cultivation ot Sorjchaui.
Sural New Yorker.
The continued high prce of sugar
coupled with the fact that the United
States impart $750,000,000 worth annual
ly, gives importance to any effort which
may, in part of whole, tend to supply
this deficiency. One of the means of in
creasing the supply of syrup, if not of
sugar, is the cultivation of the sorghum
plant, sorghum sacchartum, now exten
sively introduced all through the central
Western Stales. Two species of this cane
have been introduced, the true sorghum
Irom China, and another from Africa,
called imphee but this is of less vame
for cultivation.
Sorghum was first introduced into
Frace in 1851 and into the United States
in 1858, since which time its use has
been extended quite rapidly machinery
for grinding it has been provided, and
process of cultivation and evapoiation
has become well uaderstood. Sorghum
grows on any ground suitable for corn,
but well repays high fertility. The plant
resemoles Indian corn before its seed
clusters come out, and grows to a height
of from eight to eighteen feet. The cul
tivation is the same as for corn the stalks
are cut just before frost, the leaves
stripped otf for fodder, and tho stalks
pressed.
Well ripened stalks yield half their
weight in juice, and from five to ten gal
lons of juice are requiied for one gallon
of syrup. The yield of syrup averages
from 150 to 175 gallons per acre, though
in exceptional cases, the yield is much
larger. The product is chiefly in the
syr* or a glucose used as a substitute
for sugar in candies, wines, and for simi
lar purposes. The product varies much
with the cultivation and care in manu
facture. The syrup carefully made from
ripe stalks has a clear, bright, amber col
or, and is preferable to common molfs
la9ses. The total amount of sorghum
molasses produced in the United States
in 1860, was 6,749,133 gallons, and in
1870, 1,050,089, since which time the
product has probably further increased in
the same proportion.
Some growers recommend cutting off
two or three feet of the top before the
seeds are fully ripe, which gives a fuller
ripeness to the stalk, and the part cut off
makes better fodder. This iodder is of
about three fourths the value of the same
weight of hay. The cane may be crushed
between horizontal rollers as with sugar
cane, but where only small fields are
raised, an upright mill, run by horse
power, is usually employed. The total
cost of an outfit should not exceed $200.
The fresh juice has agreenish-yellowap
pearance,and an unpleasant odor or flavor,
which is reminded by the use of slacked
lime and constant skimming during evap
oration. When evaporated to a density
of 18
Baume, it is settle*? aud again
boiled to 35 or 40 degrees. If the herba
ceous flavor has not entirely disappeared,
fresh addition of slacked lime are made
and it is again boiled. Experiments are
now being made to perfect the crytaliza
tion of sugar from this souice, and is
hoped the cultivation of sorghum may
become much more widespread than at
present, and that the production of sugar
may in this way be profitably transferred
ftom the tropics to the *emperate zones,
and from slave to free labor. Certainly
the inhabitants ol the United fctates
should make every effort to extend the
pioduction of sugar with their own terri
tory and save the annual expenditure of
$85,000,C00 now paid to the other nations
loi sugar S. S. B.
Household. Hint*.
A fresh cut watermelon is good for
fever.
Ginger ale will relieve stomach cramps
and cholera.
Carbolic acid or ammonia, in the foot
bath will cure perspiration of the feet.
A bit of sandpaper in the house will
keep needles sharp and save annoyance.
Fresh cream is the best cure for sun
burn. It draws the fire, soothes and heals.
Furniture polish can now be had by
the wint: appoed with a cloth it makes
the furniture look like new.
Powdered borax sprinkled around the
base-boards and on the shelves will drive
cockroaches and ants away.
A bottle of cement, a bucket of paint,
with hammer and nails, will save to any
household ten times their cost every year.
Kerosene laLtps which are trimmed
daily rarelv explode. The carelessness
of the house-wite can be blamed for
most of the explosions.
Pop Oners.One pint flour, one pint
milk, two eggs. Eggs beaten to a froth,
mix quickly, and bake in hot buttered
cups. Serve with hot sauce.
Apple Merinyue Fill a dish one-fourth
full cf stewed apples, cover with the
beaten whites ot five eggs, mixed with
five tablespoonsfuls of powered sugto:.
Bttermillc Pies.One cup sugar, two
cups buttermilk, two eggs, two table
spoonfuls flour, two tablespoons butter
flavor with lemon. This makes two pies.
Save, your washing suds for the garden
if they are poured over the roots of the
plum trees they will kill the curcuiio if
turned at the- root* of geraniums, loses,
etc., they will enhance their beauty ten
fold.
Savory Bice.Take some plain boilerl
rice, put into a'sauce pan with as much
tomato sauce as the rice wii' take up,
and pienty of grated Parmesan cheese,
mix well, and keep stirring on the fire
till hot. Serve piled on the dish.
To cure weak eyes, take rose leaves,
the more the better, and put tham into a
little water: then boil After thiB strain
A
into a bottle and cork it tight. You will
find this liqdid very beneficial In remov
ing redness and weakness from the eyes.
Potato Noodles.Grate one dozen
boiled potatoes, add two eggs, a little.,
salt, ooe half cup of milk, enough floor
to knead stiff, then cut in small pieces,
and roll long and round, one inch thick
fry in plenty of lard to a nice brown.
Queen Cake.Work a po.nd each of
good pulverized sugar, not granulated,
and good sweet butcer, not much salted,
together until the mixture is almost like
cream. Then take one pound of floor,
eight eggs, about a quart of grated nut
meg and two tablespoonsful of wine.
Beat one egg at a time in the butter and
sugar until all are in, and the flour about
one fourth at time until the whole pound
is in. After beating: all well together,
let the batter remain a short time a
cool place. Grease some white paper
with butter and line your paus. Use
rather shallow pans and fill them a little
more than half-full and bake in a quick
oven, but not hot enough to burn then
while warm ice it nicelv.
Keport of the Secretary of the Navr.
WASHIN-GTOX, NOV. 28.The secretary of the
navy, his annual report, says: There are
now commission twenty-eight cruising ships,
one steamboat and five sailing vessels, all in
condition for active service except the Gettys
burg. There are six vessels, including one
monitor, which can be made ready tor sea
a few months. Besides, there are thirteen
more needing expensive repairs but all can be
put in thorough condition with present appro
priationb, and those asked for the next hseal
year. In case of necessity ninety-one vessels
of all classes, including monitors, can be put in
service. The secretaiy submitted the follow
ing estimates, with the remark that the depart
ment has not felt itself justified in going be
yond the estimates of the last fiscal year:
Pay of navy $7,350,100
Pay of civil establishment in nav.
yards 189,999
Ordnance and tomedo corps 273,000
Coal, hemp, and equipment 800,01,0
Navigation and navigation supplies 104,500
Hydrographic work 46 COO
Naval observatory, nautical almanac 43 800
Repairs and preservation of vessels. 1,500,000
Steam machinery, tools, etc 800 000
Provisions for navy 1,200,000
Repairs of hospitals and laborato
ries 50,000
Surgeons7
necesanes and naval hos
pital fund 95,000
Contingent expenses of department
and bureaus 105,000
Naval academy 186 694
Support of marine corps 862,378
Naval asylum at Philadelphia 60.809
Maintenance of yards and docks 440,000
Repsirs, etc., of navy yard 375,000
Total $14,562,381
Flom the tables contained in the report, it
will, the secietary ot war sayo, be seen that
the total estimates of the last hscal year, in
cluding the amount appropriated for deficien
cies of previous jears. were $17,468,392. After
deducting the deficiencies of 1877 and 1878,
which were .$.4,161,478. the amount chargeable
to the expenditures of the year was.S13,306.'.)14,"
which was $767,190 less "than the actual ex
penses of the previous year, and $4,028,677 less
than the expenditures, including deficiencies,
that year, and 64,630.430 less than the expendi
tures of the year ended June 30, 1876. Secre
tary Thompson discusses the relation of the
navy to commerce, and says: "Our rapidly in
creasing exports have demonstrated
that this country must become
the greatest pioducing country in the world.
The aiea of our improved lands is annually en
larging, keeping pace with our rapidly increas
ing population, and giving assurance that the
suipluB of our agricultuial and manufrcturing
products will become correspondingly gieater
every year. The consequent skill of our man
ufactur rs, aitisans and laborers, will in the
future of our history be called into further
requisition, and as experience has shown that
no nation can afford to have its commerce un
guarded upon the seas, the dnty of protecting
ours is now greater and more urgent than it
has ever been before." The secretary shows
our dependencj upon foreign nations for the
transportation of our surplus productions to the
markets of the world, and says: "If this con
dition ot affairs is to continue, our industrial
interests must be left to suffer still further in
jury. Our iron and coal and timber will de
crease in value, the enormous freights we now
pay will continue to press upon producers, our
surplus exports, our merchant vessels, will in
the end be entirely driven from the bea. If.
on the other hand, the government shall adopt
such measures as shall put the country in a
position to reap the full benefits of its
commercial enterprise, and secure the profits
of our own carrying trade which properly be
longs to us, by means of such fostering care as
the national government alone has power to
give, then our navy should have such atrength
and character given to it that it will be able to
furnish protection to our commerce wheresoever
it may bo needed." The remainder of the re
port is devoted largely to the account of-the
condition of the various navy yards of the
country, the naval academy and torpedo ser
vice, suggestions regarding training schools for
boys, etc.
In an account of a large funeral in
Boston lately the writer remarked that
"reserved seats were filled by mourners
during the rites." Judge of his astonish
ment upon reading what the printer had
transformed the sentence into: "Preserved
meats were spilled fcy mourners during
three fights.
A. SPEEDY QUIETUS is given to a hacking
cough by that inestimable specific for pul
monary, throat, and bronchial complaints,
HALL'S BALSAM FOK TUB LUNGS, which cures
consumption, bronchitis, pneumonia, pleurisy,
labored breathing and other disorers of the
respiratory organs. When a cough manife'ste
itself the early use of tins beneficit medicine
is earnestly recommended, as the difficulty is
more easily overcome in its incipient 6tage
than later on. Sold by all Druggists.
A Problem Long Since Solved.
How to remedy those prolific causes of dis
ease, an improvenshed circulation and an im
parled digestion, was a problem the solution
of which had often baffled medical skill, but
which was solved over a quarter of a century
ago by the introduction of Hostetter's Stom
ach Bitte-s to Dublic and professional notice.
Since that time, which mav well be said to
have initiated anew epoch'in the history of
medicine, the remedy and preventive relerred
to has obtained a foothold in the confidence
of the American people that each succeeding
year has only served to strengthen. It is rec
ognized throughout the Union-a3 a tonic of
the first order, a remedy for and sure means
of preventing fever and ague, and disordersof
the stomach and bowels as a reliable means
of reforming a disordered state of the liver,
and of counteracting a tendency tCvjheuma
tism, gout, urinary and uter-ne disof^
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