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Yon May Be Treading on Very Dnn fceroua Ground Without hn«n --»»* It. Hundreds of people have the pxip who do not know it. They are not, however, in the final stages. They have pains in the head and a bad taste in the mouth, get tired and despondent, have chilly sensations, their limbs and muscles ache and life is a burden, in moet cases perhaps they consider It simply c slight cold. They are mis taken. It is certainly grip. There is but one thin* to do when these symptoms appear and that is, to take prompt and vigorous measures t ■ fortify and iUrengthen the system. A well directed action at just the right time will accompli-"'! very much more than any effort! afterwards. There Is but one thing to be done and that is to use a pure stimulant; some thing that will promptly arrest these first symptoms and in no way injure: something indorsed by scientists, rec ommended by physicians and popular because it 1s efficient. It is Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey. The only medicinal whiskey in America and so acknowl edged by the government. Duffy's Purr Malt Whiskey has been used even' year that the grip has visit ed America. Indeed, it hat. been the standard remedy used and recommend ed by the medical profession. ARMY BILL 1\ DOIBT CRAVE <Jl li!*TlO\ AS TO WHETHER THE HOISE WILJL PAS* THE MEASIHK BACKED BY ADMINISTRATION Admimlom Made in the Senate That the Plan In Not to Hold the Phil ippine* Permanently Will Be I Mcd »» i.n Argument Agrainst a Urger $landla» Army The t uminu \V ft k in the Senate. WASHINGTON, Jan. 2z.— The time 3f the house this week, excepting to- j morrow, which has been set aside f<>r :he consideration of Distric: of Colum bia business, wHI be devoted to the army reorganization bill. The consid eration of this bill, which is regarded as the most important general meas- | but* ■ before t/ungres3 at this session, has been delayed by the illness Df Chairman Hull, of the military af inxmlttee. He has recovered sufficiently to pilot th» measure, how fcvt-r. ard the house has formally igreed to take up its consideration on rceaday. The general debate, not including three night sessions, is to continue ffteen hours. This is ;x& far as the agreement goes. It contains no pro vision fnr a final vote. The debata promises to be ! Th Interesting and Im portant, as it will raise all the qu^a tii ns involving the increasing of the standing army to 100,000 men as pro vided by the 1 ill. together with the whole future policy relating to terri :cry acquired in the war with Spain. There exists a wide variety of opin- j lou upon the preposition to increase the standing army, it has a str mg majority of the Republicans behind it | and it comes into the house with tha ! indorsement of the president's mes- I sage, practically as an administration j measure. The Democrats and Popu- I iists are intensely hostile to the whole ! proposition and intend to fight it to i the last ditch. They will have some j support from the Republican side. The opposition, however, does not desire to j embarrass the administration and Is ! willing to provide for a temporary I '.ccrease in the army of 50.000 men in : accordance with the provisions of the substitute bill offered by the minority pf the committee. They" are willing to recognize the continuance, temporarily, rf the present war strength (62,000) — anything, in fact, to prevent the crea tion of a permanent Increase. In this they have th% sympathy of many of the Republicans. The fate of the bill is in grave doubt. The statements made on the floor of tho senate to the effect that it was not the Intention of the government to hold I the Philippines permanently, although their authoritative character -was de- Died.have placed a weapon in the hands of the opponents of the measure, who ■will use the statement that there Is doubt as to the future of the Philip pines as a strong argument against a permanent increase in the regular army. The bill may not be completed this week, as the order permits Its consideration to be interrupted by ap propriation bills and conference re ports. One of these, the military academy, is on the calendar. The river and harbor bill will be reported to morrow and the naval bill probably be fore the end of the week. TALK ON PEACE TREATY. It Will Probably TaJie Vp Much of the Senate's Time. WASHINGTON. Jan. 22.-The fact that the anti-scalping bill was made the unfinished business of the senate by Saturday's vote does not necessarily nsure its Immediate consideration The general understanding is that this bill Trill wait upon the peace treaty and the appropriation bills, and that the Indian appropriation bill will be the first measure to receive the attention or the senate during the week The diplomatic and pension appropriation the week° "^ b6 corsidered during ' Several speeches on the general sub ject of expansion are expected On^ of these by Senator White in opposil tion to the government's policy will be made tomorrow, and Senator Lodwe ; will follow Tuesday with a brief talk i in support of the policy and in ad vocacy of the early ratification of the peace treaty. How much time will be given to the treaty in executive session will depend upon whether the commit tee on foreign relations considers it in the interest of the treaty to Dre«a consideration. There is an effort ho arrange a compromise which Wfll per- : nut speedy action upon the treaty but ' if this is not successful the Indications ! are for considerable delay. T w 0 com promises are suggested. 'One of these Is for a modification of the treaty or « e .it?« P t 1 i? n ° f a resoluti °n declarator l£ . he r* erm anent holding of the Philippine archipelago, and the other Is for a modification of the army reor- < gamzation bill on lines desired by the ! treaty opponents. It is not yet possible ! to state whether either course will be pursued. w On Friday the senate will ii ste n to VSSFZt imn.r late R^esentatlve PEACE PARTY_DELEGATES. All Will Be Ambassadors, According to President McKinle-y. WASHINGTON. Jan. 22— The presl .lont decided that when the interna tional peace conference proposed by the czar of Russia Is held the United States will be represented by its am bassador at St. Petersburg. Charle magne Tower, provided each nation has but one delegate. If three delegates axe invited, as now seems probable, th« president will also designate Andrew D. White, ambassador at Berlin, and Joseph H. Chowte, ambassador at Lon don. This Important new? was disclosed during the visit to the White house of Rev. Frank M. Bristol and J. C. Schaf fer. of Chicago, who went to urge upon the president the appointment of Dr. Henry Wade Rogers, president of the Northwestern university, as one of the delegates to represent the United States at the czar's disarmament con ference. The president received the Ri-iitlemon pleasantly and listened to thtir remarks. He then explained the conditions that would prevent the ap pointment of private citizens as dele gates. CALMLY AWAITED DEATH. Society >lav of L«Mi Anßrlmi Smoked i licnri'ici-i to Pam the Time. I.OS ANGELES, Oal.. Jan. 22.— Me! I Chad bourne, a wealth y young society | man, was accidentally shot on Wednes | day afternoon and is dangerously wounded. Two weeks ago he went to I Bisbee to take a position with- the cop . per mining company. Last Wednes j day. accompanied by a friend, Sam ; Hayhurst. Chadbourne crossed over into Mexico. They went to a ranch in which Hayhurst is Interested and went j into the yard to practice shooting. As ; Chadbourne was drawing the revolv jer from his pocket he accidentally • pressed the trigger. The sight of the j revolver caught on the waistband of j his trousers and the weapon was dis ! charged. The bullet entered the abdo l men and took a downward course to I the right. Chadbourne mounted his horse and rode to the American custom j house, a quarter of a mile away from the ranch. The officers did what they could to stop the flow of blood and a courier was sent to Bisbee. twelve miles i away, for a surgeon: but Chadbourne believed, as did his attendants, that he would die before assistance could ar rive. He called for writing- material, made a will, and gave some final in structions, then lighted a eis-arettf and ciamly awaited death. The wounded man was brought here on a special train and may recover. REVENUE ~PARTY "WRECKED. 1 utter Alma Driven om IV«irt»"» Is land Koar Men Mt»«tnji. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 22 —A special to the Republic from Corpus Chrlstl to day, says: "The United States revenue cutter Alma was driven on Padro's island, about fifteen miles south of ht-re, Wednesday during a storm, and all en board escaped to the land. There Were several revenue (.ffieers on board. The party divided and each party wandered over the island looking for a sail. James A. McEnery, special treasury agent for the district of Tex as, and Redford Sharp, of San Antonio, assistant United States district attor ney, sighted a craft and signaled it and were taken off the island and I brought to the shipyards at Corpus [ Pass. Today another ves-sel was sent to Padro Island to look for the miss ing men. who are: Capt. Celestine La Roche and Juan La Roche, of s_>int Isabel: Henry Terrell, of San Antonio, and Walter Hudnell. of Sabine Pass, special revenue inspectors. They had sufficient food to last them a week. TESLA TALKS OF KEELY. Able to !*• r:'-ir:ii the KxperimrntH Regarded aa So Wuuilerf ul. NEW YORK, Jan. 22.— The astound ing disclosure of the methods which John W. Keely practiced upon many thousands of credulous persons is the cause of a statement from Nikola Tes la, the electrician, that for years he ha? known the secret of the motor. The dismantling of Keelys laboratory, at 1422 North Twentieth street. Phila delphia, brought to light a great spher ical reservoir and many lengths of tine high-pressure brass tubing. Mr. Tesla says: "When the reservoir and pipes were found I knew the surmise I had enter tained was correct. Although he evi dently used compressed air in his ex periments, it does not follow that he did this deliberately to deceive. Act- Ing on my conjecture, I have performed most of the experiments reported to have been performed by Keely. LAUNCH RUN DOWN. Wrecked In a Co-Iliirion Wi t li a San Francisco Steam Ferry. SA2S* FRANCISCO, Jan. 22.— The j steam ferryboat Oakland, plying be tween this city and Oakland, ran down the launch William D, today, near Grant Island. The launch sank imme- | dlately. Engineer "Waddles, of the Wil liam D, was drowned. F. D. Orr, a passenger, was struck by the Oakland I and died of his injuries after reaching the hospital. Capt. Chrlstofersen. Joe Mateson and one passenger of the launch, were picked up by the Oakland while struggling in the water. TO RELEASE PRISONERS. The Filipinos Will Release Captive-* Taken Darin* the- War. MADRID, Jan. 22.— A telegram re seived here from Manila says the in surgent congress at Malolos has au thorized the release of all civil prison ers and will shortly cause to be liberat ed the military prisoners held by the revolutionists. The Spanish steamer P. D. SatU9trige. from Havana, has arrived at Cadiz with repatriated Span ish troops on board. MUCH WANTED MEN. United State* Demands the Prison er* Held at St. Joseph. ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Jan. 22.— United j States district attorney at St. Paul has demanded that the three men. In Jail here, known as John Allen, Charles Howard and James Gilmer. charged I with the Great Northern train robbery near Fergus Falls, Minn., in November, be turned over to the United States to be tried for robbing the malls. Prose cuting Attorney Lytton refuses to de liver them, and it is probable there will be a clash. The men were identi fied a few days ago as the Fergus Falls robbers. Baiflpy Memorial. ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 22.— The memorial tablet placed In the naval academy chapel in ! memory of Ensign Worth Bagley, who was ! killed on the "Wlnslow, off Cardenas, in the late war, was unveiled this morning in the presence of a large number of naval officers and others. Lieut. John B. Bernaxdou who commanded the "Winslow, raised the veiling. Mrs. Baglev, mother of Ensign Baglev. and his sister were present. Two Jiew Trust*. TOLEDO. 0.. Jan. 22.— The American Zinc company, with a capital of $S,ooo,<iOO, has ! been organized, with J. B. Rogers, of this I city, as the leading spirit. TOLEDO. 0.. Jan. 22.— The leading white lime manufacturers of the United States will meet In Toledo this week to form a com bination. It is said the new company will have a capita! of $10,000,000. Twenty Li Tea I. out. MADRID, Jan. 22.— News was received this evening from San Sebastian of a terrible J fire at Egloibar-Deva. about ten miles we»t of San Sebastian, in which twenty persons lost their lives. Belle Burned. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 22.— Miss Jennie Moore, daughter of the late I. C. Moore and a prominent belle, died today at the family residence on Gough street from the effects of fire. The lace curtains of her room became ignited from a gas Jet. She attempted to extinguish the blaze, but her clothing caught fire. Sop tot France. LOVDON. Jan. 23.-jThe Times, discussing editorially Anglo-French relations, hints that France will be offered concessions in Mada gascar as a set-off to the French short rights in Newfoundland. Hi» H«u« Attacked. SOUTH OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 22.-Aboat 3 o ciock this morning an attempt was made to blow up the residence of E. B. Towle manager or the Omaha Packing company ' THE ST. PAUL GLOBE MONDAY JANUARY i£3, 183 U. PORTO RICO\S PERU. THE ISLAND IS LIKELY TO BECOME THE PLAYTHING OP POL ITICIANS STATESMANSHIP IS NEEDED j Difficulties of Establishing a Per manent Synteiu of Government Shown in the Problem* Which Have Been Rataed by the Tem porary ArrauKement — - School System an Emcnttal Factor. WASHINGTON. Jan. 22.— "1f Porto I Rico is to become a credit to the Unit j ed States," says Capt. Augustus P. ; Gardner, assistant adjutant general of . volunteers, in a report to Assistant ', Secretary of War Meiklejohn upon the ; educational and other affairs of the isl- I and of Porto Rico, "and not a continual i thorn in her side, it Is as certain as ; the rising of the sun that the work ; of reconstruction must be done by men I of disinterested motives." In considering, says Capt. Gard- I ncr, the various elements which go i to make up the social system of Porto i Rico, the most worthy of a detailed I examination is the method of educa [ tion. It is on this branch that the fruits '. which it Is hoi>ed may be gathered in | the future must all ripen. What pur | pcrts to be a census of the island is ; taken every ten years. But the only j one ever published, apparently, was : that of 1887. In this the population i was given at &06.708; of whom 111.350, ! or 16 per cent, could neither read nor i write. A comparison of these figures • v.ith those of a so-called rectification , of the census for ISB3 reveals a gross blunder somewhere, as, according to the returns for that year 238.294. or over ■ twice as many people as four years : later, could neithsr rtad nor write. For the city of Ponce there is an COL,. SAM MARTI A. DA.YISHED FOR LIFE BY SPAIN, \ W/?7//^iiiftdfc. m ¥ Col. San Martin, of the Spanish army doubt less wishes that he had never seen an Ameri can soldier, for his first and ftr.ta.l troubles b« gsn when he laid eyes on the manly figure of Gen. Miles. When that Yankee commander arrived at Ponce, in Porto Rico. San Martin commanded a force of 1.000 men In the town, but was so surprised that he made no at tempt at rc-BisLinee and fell back through the island to San Juan. When he reached tie Porto Rican capital he was courtmartialed by oroer of Capt. Gtn. Macias and condemned to be shot. The unfortunate colonel begged that he might die in &paln. This request, in excellent census for the year of 18S7, vrell compiled and to all appearances accurate. According to that the city jurisdiction covers a population of 49, --000. The percentage who could read and write was 29 37-100. Capt. Gardner believes this percentage is very much toe high. Capt Gardner says it is safe to average the number of schools in the island at 600 at the outside, of which less than forty are private or religious schools. The common schools are di vided into superior, elementary, aux iliary and rural, with 3ne teacher to each school, whose salary ranges from 1,200 pesos, or say 1600 Der year, In a superior school of the first class to 300 pesos in a rural school. The superior schools exist only in the seven depart mental cities, in each of which thsre are supposed to be two superior schools, one for each sex. FEW SCHOOLS. In the large townships there is one school to about every 1,000 inhabitants. But education is laid on a great deal thinner In many parts of the island, large country districts being without schools entirely, notwithstanding a compulsory school attendance law. As each township pays for its own schools it is impossible to estimate the amount spent on education annually on the island. But the state's contribution amounts to about 60,000 pesos per ye^ir, out of which are supported certain in stitutions. Summarizing the situation as a whole, there exists on the island a fair ly good skeleton on which to construct a school system. The difficulty arises from the scarcity of competent and re liable teachers. In the nature of things in the present, but little progress can be made by American teachers. Their sphere of usefulness will not include Porto Rico until such time as a knowl edge of the English language has be gun to permeate an classes. With regard to the religious ques tion, Capt. Gardner says it does not appear that the inhabitants of the isl and have ever taken th«*r religion with any degree of seriousness, probably be cause the church is regarded as one of the methods by which Spain undertook to maintain her sovereignty in the island and to provide for the mainte nance of such of her clergy as could not be supported at home. Altogether, i the clerical establishment maintains about 240 priests and assistants, the sum total of whose salaries amounts to about 150,000 pesos annually. Since the invasion of the American troops the salaries of all these priests, which have heretofore been paid by the state, have been cut off. a state of affairs which seems to be viewed with perfect equanimity by all except the priesthood itself. Roman Catholicism has a better chance In the islands, lb view of the condition of the native mind, than any other form of religion. That the population of Porto Rico, as a whole, has serious grounds of com plaint on account of excessive taxation is not proved. But that this taxation was distributed and administered so as to seriously interfere with the small. and especially with the native mer chants and planters cannot be doubted. TOTAL OF TAXES. The total amount raised by national taxation has been, of late years, more than four and one-half millions of pesos a sum equal to a little over four and one-half pesos per inhabitant. To the Americans, who are accustomed to a national taxation of some 57 per cap ita, the Porto Rican figures seem ex ceedingly small. Contrary to the be lief which has been strenuously en gendered, the fact Is that out of this four and one-half million pesos, but three hundred and fifty thousand go directly to Spain in the form of pen sions. As in all governments the ex penses are largely for salaries, ar.d the indignation of the Porto Ricans is vast ' that these salaries are, for the most part, paid to citizens of Spanish birth. Concluding, the report says: "The reorganization "of all these va rious elements in the Porto Rican so cial system is an iHidertaking of eno- mous difficulty, the extent of which j cannot be appreciated by any one who i has not seen the difficulties attendant on establishing even a temporary mo dus vivendi. The task of simply mak ing laws which will conform to Ameri can methods in force- in the United States and yet will work in practice is a work for the greatest minds, and the knowledge requisite for such can only be seen to be understood. Unless the best men are put to this work and the island not allowed to become apolitical plaything, Porto Rico will be worse off | than under Spanish Jurisdiction." Sent to Samoa. WELLINGTON. X. Z., Jan. 22.— The British third-ctase cruiser Royalist has been dis- i patched to Samoa, following the Tauranga ! which left on Friday. DEATHS JX A DAY. ST PETERSBURG. Jan. 22.— Gen Michael j Annenkoff, the distinguished Russian engl- i neer, who constructed the trans-Caspian ' railway, Is dead. The late Gen. Annenkotf. who was born | in St. Petersburg, in 1838, was a son of the '. famous Gen. Michael Annenkoff. and was ; destined by his father for a military career. fa return for his services during the Polish ! Insurrection of 1866 he was promoted at ■ the age of twenty-eight to the rank of coi- j onel, and he remained for four years In the • Immediate service of the imperial admlnis- i tration. During the Franco- Prussian war he accompanied the German army as a Rus sian military attache, after which he return- ! ed to Russia to take part, under the orders i of Gen. Skobeloff. In the Merv campaign. Specially assigned to the work of con- ■ stuctlng stateglc railways, he soon distin- I guished himself In this direction and ulti mately completed the great trans-Caspian line, begun by Skobeloff, personally super- ! intending the division between Samark and j Tashkend. This exploit was especially re- j markable for the ingenuity of the processes of construction and the rapidity with which they were carried on. Of late years Gen. view of the fact th« he won «lx medals by bravery in battle, was (ranted. Meacwhile Gen. Brooke and other Americans -who had been engaged in the campaign petitioned for clemency, showing the Spanish authorities by detailed accounts of proc«edtrcgs that Col. San Martin could not possibly hare done otherwise than he di-d. Armed with these documents the convicted colonel sailed for Spain. In consideration of the fact that he had done the best he couW— and, moreover, remembering his no-b-le achievements In the past — the Spanish war deportment sentenced him for life to a penal settlement. Annenkoff had devoted himself to the trans- Siberian railway undertaking, for which he was personally more largely responsible than any other Russian. It was his effective pres entation of the plans for the road at Paris, in 1391. that secured the support of French financiers for the enterprise. DUBUQUE, 10.. Jan. 22.— James R. Scott, commercial editor of the Herald, Is dead aged seventy. He was the oldest newspaper worker in lowa, having been employed con tinuously over forty years on the Herald. To Be Addressed by l.lnd. CHICAGO, Jan. 22.— Tne Swedish National association has made preparations on an elaborate scale for lta winter festival, which will be held in the Auditorium on Feb 2, and there is every Indication that It will be the most complete and successful of the unique entertainments which the society has arranged. The best talent has been secured for the occasion. National melodies will be sung by the Swedish Glee club and tiie Svlthiod Singing club: Prof. A. A. Holmes' orchestra will furnish music, and tableaux will be rendered In which more than. 100 per formers will represent evenU In Swedish history. A festival Doem by Jacob Bonggren ed itor of the Swedish American, will be read and the festival speech will be delivered by Gov. Llnd, of Minnesota. Tourist Boiled. CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 22.— The body of an unknown man, thought to be that of a tourist, was today found at Hot Springs, on the Shoshone Indian reservation, in North western Wyoming. The man had evidently been bathing on the outer edge of the springs, and being overcome by the heat was boiled alive. His body was so thoroughly cooked that pieces of fiesh dropped off when the re mains were removed from the water. Sot Sabject to Tax. "WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.— The commissioner of internal revenue has decided that legacies paid out of the proceeds of real estate di rected to be sold for the purpose are not sub ject to the tax upon legacies arising from per sonal property, in case the debts and claims against the estate exceed the appraised or clear value of the personal property, he sayg there can be no legacy tax. To Ad-rlae Gen. "Wood. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.— Henry M. Hoyt, assistant United States attorney general, haa been ordered by the department of Justice to go to Santiago and advise with Qen. Leonard Wood on legal questions which may arise in the administration of tiiat department, and to represent the legal department of the United States there. Mr. Hoyt Is a son of ex-Gov. Hoyt, of Pennsylvania. Strike la Sertoo*. COLON. Colombia, Jiu. 2.— The strike of dock laborers is fast assuming a serious as pect. A detachment of thirty-six Panama dockmen arrived last night, and stones and revolvers were fired at the train as it neared Colon. A hundred more are expected in the course of the next twenty -four hours, and the vessel owners are anxiously awaiting their arrival, as business is seriously delayed Soldiers are guarding the warehouses where the dockmen now on hand are at work and are preventing communication with the' out side. Hfllla Haa Accepted. umfl TORK - Jan " 22 -^ IU "- Newell Dwight Hlllls has accepted the pastorate of Plymouth church. Brooklyn, to swecee* Dr. Lyina" Ab bott. Dr. Hlllis- acceptance, telegraphed from Chicago, was read at the n*Srn!ng service of Plymouth church today: ' Dr.- 1 Abbott will take final leave of his congregation in the latter part of February. Loßßfdlow Memorial. WASHINGTON. Jan. 2!.— Ths executive committee of the Longfellow National Memo rial association foimed for the purpose of erecting a statue of the poet in Washington has issued an appeal to the public for sub scriptions to accomplish this purpose. The committee estimates that $55,000 wil! be need ed to procure a statue worthy of toe poet and the sin. WEST INDIA TARIFF SCHBDILBS ISSI ED BY AI.f.KK IS DER AI'THORITY OF THE PRESIDENT REPORT FROM MR. PORTER I Oriier Bawd I pon the It <-.<«» It of His Observation* In Cuba hikl Porto Rleo Kiriecn Per Cent the Bads I'aed in Fixing- Hot.-- for the Smaller Island San Joan Port of Entry. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.— 8y author ity of an executive order issued by the piesident Jan. 20, 1893, the secretary of war has promulgated an amended cus toms tariff, which was prepared under the direction of the secretary of the treasury by Special Commissioner Rob ert P. Porter, Assistant Secretary How- < ell and Dr. H. K. Carroll, a-nd which Is to take effect In all ports and places in the island of Porto Rico and all tsl j ands in the West Indies east of the j 74th degree west longitude, on and af | ter Feb. 1, lii»9. The port of San Juan is designated j as the chief customs port, and PonCe I and Mayaguez as subports, and the j officer of the army assigned to each of ; these subports as collector will have j general jurisdiction of the collection of i customs at such ports respectively. Any questions arising at any subport will be referred to the collector at San Juan for his decision, from which there j is no appeal, except in such cases as ■ the collector may refer for decision to ■ the secretary of war. Trade between ports of the United States and all ports or places in Porto Itico and trade between ports or places In Porto Rico shall be carried on in j registered vessels of the United States and in no others. Merchandise trans ported in violation of this regulation shall be subject to forfeiture. For every passenger transported and land ed In violation of this regulation the transporting vessel shall be subject to a penalty of $200. The order establish es tonnage dues, and then sets forth In detail articles which are to be ad mitted free, and fixes a schedule for articles upon which a duty is imposed. On grain the duties are as follows, net weight per 100 kilos: Wheat, 60 cents; corn, 50 cents, rye. 24 cents; bariey, 30 cents: oats, 24 cents: wheat flour, $1; corn flour, 30 cents; oat flour. 72 cents. PORTER'S REPORT. In the course of his report, upon which the Porto Rican tariff Is largely based, Special Commissioner Robert P. Porter shows that the value of the im portations into Porto Rico during the year 1897 amounted to 17,358,063 pesos, upon which was collected in duties $2,481,962. He says: "The tariff in force in Porto Rico until the United States took possession of the island last summer was purely a revenue measure, the total amount of duty collected averaging about 14 per cent on the value of merchandise imported. These values, both as to importation and duties collected, are given in silver, and. therefore, under existing conditions — two silver Porto Rican pesos for one United States dol lar—must be divided in order to ex press the amount of United States money. If the same amount of reve nue is required in Porto Rican pesos, and the exports are likely to keep up to the ISS>7 standard, the fiscal problem confronting the treasury department ir. Porto Rico is briefly this: Probable total value of dutiable imports 17,358 - 063 pesos, or 8,679.031; total revenue to be collected, 2,481,962 pesos, or $1240, --9 SI. "Discarding the money question, which, after all, in this case, is a pure ly Porto Rican matter, the simple prob lem is an importation of about $9,000. --000 United States money, and a reeded revenue of $1,250,000 United States j States money. The aim in framing the Cuban tariff was to secure a revenue representing about 25 per cent ad va lorem of the imports. The aim has been in the Porto Rican tariff to se cure a revenue representing about 15 per cent ad valorem on all imports. "The value of the importations of merchandise into Cuba the last nor mal year (1895) -was $61,443,334, and the total revenue collected thereon $14,587. --926, or an average of nearly 25 per cent ad valorem. On the other hand the to tal value of imported merchandise for Porto Rico, in 1897, which, so far as that island is concerned, was a normal ! year, was 17,358.063 pesos, and the du ties collected 2.481,962 pesos, or an av erage of about 14 per cent. The basis in the case of Cuba wa3 practically gold. and in Porto Rico silver, but that makes no difference in the relation of the tariff of one country to the other. Speaking roundly, the Cuban tariff yielded about 25 per cent and the Porto Rican about 15 per cent. EFFORT AT JUSTICE. "It would be manifestly unjust to Porto Rico to adopt and put in force the amended Cuban revenue tariff, be cause it is believed the Cuban revenue •will amount to about 25 per cent of the Imports, while a 15 per cent ad valorem tariff, assuming that the imports keep up to those of 1597, will yield a suffi cient revenue for the governmental needs of Porto Rico. "The necessities and wants of the two countries are radically different. Porto Rico has not been devastated by •war nor will it require a large United States army to keep order. There are no armed insurgents demanding mill ions for payment for military services to be charged up to the customs re ceipts. For these and other reasons the amended tariff for Porto Rico has been framed on a revenue-yielding basis of 15 per cent. Instead of 25 per I cent, as in the case of the amended tariff of Cuba. The general result will be a tariff not dissimilar to that of Jamaica, which averages about 12^ per cent duty, but which is now under going revision by a commission and • which tariff your commissioner was j assured while in Kingston will aver age after the revision is completed about 16 2-3 per cent. "Spain, according to Dr. Carroll, fur nished over 40 per cent In value of th« Porto Rican imports, and paid less than 4"per cent of the customs collect ed; the United States furnished 21 per cent of the value of the imports and paid 38 per cent of the customs collect ed. As Spanish imports now pay du ties at the same rates as those from other countries, an increase of revenue may fairly be expected in the sched ules which Spain reserved for herself. ] "If the amount of this increase could ; be estimated, it would be possible to considerably reduce the rates of duty on food stuffs, but to do so. without knowing exactly the amount of reve nue it may be possihle to obtain from the other revised schedules, would be unwise." FOUND NO ACIDS. Samples of Csuined and Corned Beef Tested by an Expert. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.— Chemist Wiley, of the department of agricul ture, has reported to Secretary Wilscn that an examination of samples of canned meats, secured both in the open market and from the war department, to determine the presence of any chemical preservatives, failed to dis close any traces of borax, boracie acid, sulphites, sulphurous acid, salicylic or benzoic acids. Saltpeter was contain ed in all the samples of corned beef ar.d so-culled luncheon beef, but no trace cf it was discovered in the roist bc-ef, though common salt was present to a considerable extent. The test -vas made u^der an order ct Secretary W;l --■on, and thirteen samples were insv^ct #I\SOW)MEOiai/%l \SOW)MEOiai/ % COMBINED TREATMENT U l£ -OF THE GREAT CURATIVE POWER£ ■We refer to the b;st Bsnks, Bjsiniss Mm and Merchants in thi City \A/HEIN YOU ARE SICK AND SUFFERING Remember the wonderfully successful special, Ms and 111 ■him! of th'a institute <ombin« the two greate«t factors of the healing art known to tbe medical iwofeaeioD— EL#>. TRIC ITY and MEDICINE. It is the largest, most thoroughly and <o.Tpletelv equipped Insti tute, both electrkally and medJcally. ever established in the Northwest fr r the treatment and absolute cure of all nervous and prlva'e diseases of ME^; and WOMEN. Koncrab.e ai\d fair dealing accorded to jon. THESE DOCTORS BY THEIR SPECIAL COMBINED ELECTRO-MEDICAL TREATMENT CAN CURE YOL Electrical or medical treatment whea used »love often fails. The great electrical, chemical and medical specialists and professors of this iaaCtnte are graduates of the best medicai aad scientific colleges and are far th" b<"- cessrul and scientific the world has even known. ea<-b having had louz exaerte«a la th ; s particular line of treatment. BE ASSURED thai, if any power oa "earfh can cmre yea these doctors can. They have effected complete and permanent cu'ea after all had failed. Some doctors fail becausa of treating the wrong disease- others fr.-m net knowing the right treatment. NO MISTAKE i HERE AND NO FAILURES. A perfect '•ure guaranteed in all oases accepted. Our special combined ELEOTRO MEDICAL TREATMENT for NERVOUS DEBILITY never fails. YOLNC- MDDLB-AGED AXD OLD MEN. Lost Manhood. Th? awful effect* of indiscretions in youth or i niwil in after life, and the effects of neglected or improperly treated cases, producing lai-k of vitality, undeveloped or shrunken parts, pain In back, loins or kidneys i-heat pains nervousness, sleeplessness, weakness of body and brain, dizziness, failing memory, lack of energy and confidence, despondency, evil forebodings, timidity and other distressing symptoms, unfitting one for business, study, pleasure and enjoyment of life. Such cesfs if neglected, almost always lead to premature decay and death RUPTURE. RHEUMATISM. VARICOCELE. HTDROCKLE, SWELLINGS, TENDER NESS, DISCHARGES. STRICTURES. KIDNEY AND UR!N\?.Y DISEASES, SMALL WEAK AND SHRUNKEN PART?: ALL BLOOD. SKIN AND PRIVATE DISEASES ab solutely cured by this treatment, after all other means have failed. HfBITE IC Vnil PI WAT Pill Letters confidential, and ans^-cd in ffnllE 11" lUU bUHHUI UiLL a!! languages. We have the most complete and successful home treatment known to the medical profession, and thousands ■who were unable to call at our oScea have been cured at home by our Combined Electro-Medical Treatment. Cure Guaranteed in Ev.ry Cass Accepted. Open S a.. iv. to B p. m.: 6.30 to 8 p. ni.: Sunday*. Hi a. in. to l-.:nt p. in. State Electro - Medical Institute, 301 Hannipin Ay., Cor. 3d St., Minneapolis, Mi in. ' Ed, eleven purchased in the open mar ket and two obtained from the war de partment. Of the former, eight, from different packing houses, were corned beef: two, packed by the Armour Can ning company, of Chicago, and the Armour Packing company, of Kansas City, were luncheon beef, and the other samples roast beef. German Cable. LONDON", Jan. 23.— The Berlin correspond ent of the Daily News say?: A Joint stock company has been formed at Cologne, with a capital of £500,000. to lay a cable direc; from Germany to the United States. At th« same j time 'Wolff's Telegram agency decided to es tablish a bran.en office in New York city. Convention at Denver. DENVER, Col.. Jan. 22.— Gen. Boyer. sec retary of the Colorado section of the Sons of the Revolution, has received information from General Secretary Wbitcomb, of New York, that it is decided to hold the next annual convention in Denver. The conven tion will open April 19 next. After Tin Plate. YOUNGSTOW?*. 0., Jan. 22.— The American Tin Plate company is negotiating for the purchase, it is reported,, of the Ohio Steel company's plant in this city. The high price placed upon the plant by the owners is said to be the only point of difference between the parties and an agreement on this point is expected to be reached soon. Doable Tragedy. CHICAGO, Jan. 22.-^Tohn Delthloff s'aot his wife today after a quarrel. He then shot himself twice. Both died later at the hospital. Deithloff and his wife had not been living together for some time. Deithloff fre quently demanded money from his wife, and her refusal to supply him with funds is sup posed to have caused the crime. Seventh Sail* for Cnba. SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. 22.— The United States transport Manitoba sailed today for Havana, She had on board six troops of the Seventh cavalry, which arrived this morning from Macon. Talking Clock*. In Switzerland they are making clocka which do not Deed hands and fac-'s. The clock mareiy stands In the hall and you pre.-s a button in it? stomach, when, by means of the phonographic internal arrange ments, it calls out "half pas-; six" r r "twenty three, minutes to eleven." aa the ease may be. Excellent Appetiser. *» Into a cobiet with fine Ice put half a dash of absin'Jie. three dashes of orange bitters. half of dry sherry wine, half of vino ver mouth. Martino. Mix well and serve Just before dinner. Died Violent Death*. Of lie thirty-eight sultans who have ruled the Ottoman empire slcc? the conquest of Constantinople by the Turks, thirty-four have d ed vio'.ent d'aths. Mii»-li- Movement*. The benes and muscles of the human body are capable of ever 1.200 different m .ve menta. Sew Mexico"* Population. The present populitlcio of New Mnici is estimated at 283.0)0, including about -fi.'.OO Ind ,ins. Edible Snail*. Edible snails flourish in Wuitemberg. On« town, Gutenburg, lectived the olht r day an order from Paris for 1.C00.000 of them. The price paid war $2 a ihjuiard. Metals. Four hundred years ago only st;ven metals were kiown. New the c are fifty-one, thirty 3f which have been discovered wUJin the present century. I'nfortzinate. Polly — Aunt Sally seems wofully downcast tonight. Jenn;e— Yes, peer thing; she hasn't been able to get her feelings hurt at any time to day. — Indianapolis Journal. Good Talker. Bill— ls your wife mn hof osnver^at on alst? Jill — Is she? Why. that wenuo can't yawn without opening her mt-u b about it! — Ymk era Statesman- 3 I Our combined e'ectro-m^lical treatm°i* never fs;:.«. ALLIANCE WITH SPAN RIMOR THAT GREAT UK I I KM HAS SICH A STEP IJI MIND SHE WANTS AiD IN AFRICA Madrid Notified That the \ i.I:. <i States Will Use Beat Kikl.h \ or. to Secure the Helox- of the Pris oner* Held In the Philippine* The Sentiment of Germany I- \.»t I nfrlendly to America. .MADRID, Jan. 22.— Th« Washington government ha 3 notified Srair. ■ i i:s intention to endeavor to secure th^ re lease of the Spanish prisoners in the Philippines. At the request of several members of the cortes, Senor Sagasta has promis ed to submit at the next cabinet coun cil a proposal to amnesty the anarch ists still imprisoned at Mont Juich fort ress. El Tiempo publishes today an inter view with an Englishman, nhuse name is r.ot given, but who is described as "prominent in Britis-h or.blic affairs.", in which he is represented aa declar ing that although a Spanish victory in the Hispano- American war would r. >t heve suited England's aims, she is now desirous of an alliance with Spain tv forward her Interests in Africa. Today being the king's fete day. the queen regent has issued a decree grant ing amnesty to various offenders and to military deserters. GERMANY IS GRIEVED. \<> FMlns \saln«t America t:\l-.ta in the Kathcrlanil. MUNICH. Jan. 22.— The Neueste Xachrichten. which raised a storm of indignation among the patriotic pa pers by hinting that German doings in the Philippines were largely responsi ble for the delicate relations between the United States and Germany, and that if the German foreign office knew nothing of them it would be advisable to institute an investigation with a view of avoiding the recurrence of such mistakes, makes the following an nouncement today: "The Americans here have decided t'> send to the Washington govern ment a protest against the anti-Ger man expressions used in the house of representatives, and a declaration that no animosity against America exists in Germany, where Americans can al ways mtet with the most frier.diy re ception." Sexton >'o Better. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.— The condition tt Col. James E. Sexton, the commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republu. who Is critically ill here, shows no mater il change from yesterday. At a late hour tonight he was reported resting easily. Col. Sexton Is suffering from an aggravated attack of Bright's disease. "I hare found yoar Bronchial Troches most useful forboarseness and cokls. ' ' Pnojr. L. Pacci, (iueeas College, London, Sml DSlUsffil W Troches O> BOSTON SoM in boxes or^y— A-y-id imitation!!.