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BKBBKMKR, COLORADO.
T**«r new have a dictator in Gaute-
Mlt- Ho will dictate until some
•Utee dictator arises who can dic
tate to htak It is an uneventful
J—r whaa too dictator arises in Cen
tral Aaserica.
Monkeys who make wine and jars
In which to store it have been dis
covered in China. Possibly the miss
ing link for which science pines and
religion incredulously calls has come
to light at last
Kate Field's Washington tells of
an Illinois man at the fair who seri
ously called tlio midway plaisance
••the madway appliance. ’’ There's
one thing about the average Ameri
can. Even if he can’t pronounce a
thing he is always ready to make a
stagger at it.
We observe that the statement is
Sing the rounds that “Mrs. Olivo
orno Miller, tho writer on birds,
did not know ono bird from another
until she was past middle age.” This
is erroneous. Mrs. Miller learned to
know chicken from turkey at a com
paratively early age.
Exoland, having observed with
jealous eyo the ulTection between
Russia and France, has steamed
southward and shed a sistorly tear
•down the neck of fair Italia. Such
purely unscllish affection among
nations is beautiful to see ana will
last till one gets a chance to take ad
vantage of tho other.
As the year grows old she tries to
conceal her ago by putting on gay
colors. She comes out in Haunting
and gorgeous attire. She has tho
feminine instinct for making age
almost as beautiful as youth. Every
one who can should go into tho
country fur a day at leaqt and Bee
nature's fall fashions.
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It is remarkable fcfiat some of tho
recent important improvements in
blcyole construction haven’t been ap
plied as yet fo;- the improvement of
ordinary carriages. This is a very
conservative old world after all, and
it takes a long time to get it out of u
rut in which it has been traveling
for a good many years.
- Bartholdi wants the American
peoplo to turn the island where his
statue of Liberty now stands into a
sort of American pantheon, with
statues of men who have made this
country grout from Washington
down. M. Bartholdi doesn't say so,
but he is probably willing to do tho
artistic work—at a fitting pecuniary
price of course.
; The volatilo French people let the
corpses of Gounod and MacMahon—
men who have covered their nation
with honors—lie unburied, their
deaths unwept, unsung, while they,
tho people, indecently fawned upon
and caroused, with the visiting sea
men of Russia, in whose oyos and tho
eyes of the world they arc making a
“holy spectacle” of themselves.
While Franco is trying to itiake n
partnership with Russia whether or
no the czar is prospecting around in
the Pamirs and seems in a very fuir
way to pull on a conflict with Eng
land. Flirtatious France had best
look **abit out” how she buys a Rus
sian pig in a poke: she may find out
after she has irretrievably involved i
hersolf that she has been buying all
sorts of trouble unawares.
Marshal Ma* M \iiox, who playea 1
so conspicuous a part in tho Franco
Prussian war. is dead at the ugo ol ;
eighty-five. It is only a little more '
than two decades since that great '
struggle, and yet such have boon tho I
fatalities among its loaders that
scarcely anyone of note now sur- :
vives. Should the great contest be
renowod to-morrow it would bo by
now soldiers and new commanders.
It is a groat thing to own a steam :
yacht, and when a man gets rich 1
enough he generally buys ono. But ’»
tho yacht, like all pleasures, has its ,
dangers. Moro than one owner has
lost his life in them. Mr. Vandor- |
bilt’s yacht was sunk. Mr. Gould’s
yacht cut down several boats, and
entailed the drowning of several por '
sons. Now. Mr. Astor’s yacht 13 in
troublo again, and so it goes. Per
haps, after all. it is hotter and safer j
to travel in tho regular way.
Thf. wonder is that any bills of
faro m this country are printed in
French. Tho French on them is
generally of the worst, and. what is
more, not ono in a hundred of those
into whose hands thoy uro put un
derstands it. Wo don't look for
French from a cook any more than
we look to a hostler for Latin. The
dishes that are put on tho averago
American hotel table aro American
In eharacter. with sound American
names. I.et them bo called by them.
London reports affirm that peace
cannot lie restored in Brazil except
by restoration of monarchy. Brazil
ians must make ready accordingly
for a long suspension of poaco and
cofTee-drinKors must prepare to pay
a little more for their favorito bovor
age. For monarchy cannot bo re
stored on the American continent.
Once out, it is out forever. A Brit
ish protectorate over a protended
kingdom with a dummy heir of Pom
Pedro for bauble-bearer is what res
toration of the monarchy there
would mean.
Public libraries, liko the tele
graph, telephone, electric street cars,
etc., are of modern origin. Tho peo
ple off the present generation have
come to look upon them as some
thing ancient, as if they had always
existed. Tho first froc public libra
ry ever established was in I’etorsbo
ro, N. 11. . and that was not until
1888. Up to tlmtclate libraries of tho
country designed for public use were
Owned either by literary associations
or educational bodies. I’etersboro
has the honor of being the initial
library supported by the taxpayers.
The Philadelphia Times says: ‘-It
In a noticeable thing in Philadelphia
Moiety that so many women have
'low and melodious voices, that excel
loat thing in woman.” That must be
boeause they are trained from child- I
hood not to disturb tho holy bush.
' i Iff tho man who humps his shoul
' MW the bicycle handle-birs
Wimfctoaty M himself once as others
■ SJmm weald sU «» straight
r* ** * a
CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS.
¥a* i aui rtuitr ay B*ta
Hmm Mi N|lM| By turn
frwldrat. *
afMiiut Day.
I BnSATA—The bill to aid several Western
•tAtes in supporting schools of mines was
passed.
The consideration of the repeal bill Was re
sumed and Mr. BtewSrt took tip the thread of
his argument where ha stopped last evening
when the Reflate took a recess. He epoke un
til l;80 when he yielded the floor to Mr.
Jones. After the latter hud spoken for sonic
time he yielded the floor nnd a Vote was taken
on tho Feller free coinage amendment, its
author first declaring that the silver men bad
not yet surrendered.
The qilcttioa was then put on the amend
ment And it was rejected—ayes 28, nays 39,
I The detailed vote ou the PelTer n*uendim*nl
1 was as follows:
Yeas—Allen. Bate, berry. Blackburn, But
ler, fall, Coke, Daniel, Dubois, George, Har
ris, Irbv, Jones 'Arkansas). Jones (Nevada).
Kyle. Martin, I’asco. Fetter, Power. Pugh,*
Roach. Shuup. Stewart, Teller, Vance, Vest,
\V alt hall and Wolcott. Total. 28.
Nays—Aldrich. Caffrey, Camden. Carey,
Cullom, Davis, Dlxou, Dolph,Faulkner, Frye,
Galllnger, Glb.-on. Gorman, Gray, Hale, lllg
irins, lltll. Hoar, I.lndsay, Lodge, McMillan,
McPherson,Mills,Manderson,Mitchell of Wis
consin, Morrill, Murphy, Palmer, Perkins,
Proctor, tjuay. Hansom, Sherman, Smith,
iUockbrldge, Turplc, Vilas, Voorheee. Wash
burn and White of Louisiana. Total. 39.
The following pairs were announced, first
named being affirmative. Cockrell nod Alli
son, Cameron and Brice, White (California)
and Chandler, Colquitt and Wilson, Petti
grew find Gordon, llansbrough and Mills,
Morgan and Hawley, Hunton and Platt, Mlt-
I chell (Oregon) and Squire.
Mr. Voorhees then moved that the substi
tute reported by the finance committee for
House bill be adopted, and asked open con
sent that after Its adoption It might be treat
ed as open to amendment as the original bill
would be. To the latter request there was no
objection. On bis motion tbc ayes and nays
were taken nnd a vote of yeas 58. nays 9, the
substitute reported by the finance committee
was agreed to. Those who voted against
the substitute were Senators Allen, Bate.
Call, Coke, Irby, Kyie, Feller, Roach and
Vance.
Mr. Perkins of California then offered the
amendment of which lie bad given notice on
October 14. It provides for the coinage of
American silver at the existing ratio, with a
seigniorage charge of 20 per cent. No gold
Issue of less denomination than #lO are to be
coined, and no legal tender, national cur
rency or treasury notes of a lc»« der.oihlsa*
tioq than ?5 arc to be Issued.
Brief remark* were made by Perkins ami
Allen, and then Mr. Teller took the floor. He
spoke with great bitterness of the action of
Republican repealers and characterized the
situation ns a disgraceful surrender.
"To me this Is the most terrible moment of
mr legislative life." said Mr. Teller with
much feeling. "To me it brings more fear |
than anything since I eutered public life. I
fear we are entering upon a financial system |
from which there Is absolutely no escape. I :
know there will be no favorable legislation
fot silver until the American people are heard ]
from at the ballot box. and beard from lit a
' way that will compel attention to their de-1
I sires. Mr. President. lam not a pessimist; I
■ never have been. lam an optimist 1 have
never seen disaster and distress growing out |
‘ of politics simply because they did not meet
Imy approval. 1 have faith In the American
' people.”
i Here Mr. Teller's voice choked and tears
I came to his eyes, lie spoke most lmprcs- i
sively and Was accorded the undivided nt- !
‘ tentlon of every senator and the large audl- J
' cncc In the galleries.
I Mr. Voorhees desired to secure a vote on
1 the Perkins amendment, but as Mr. Wolcott
1 expres-ed a wish to submit some remarks, be ■
moved that the Senate take a recess until 11 ;
o'clock to-morrow morning and the motion !
w as agreed to at 5:45 o’clock.
S*Vi nty-l-Trst Day.
Senate.—The urgency deficiency bill was
considered and passed. The joint resolution
ottered by Mr. Cullom yesterday, transferring
the model battle ship Illinois to the state of
Illinois as an armory for the naval militia of j
that state, at the close of the World’s Fair,
was passed.
The repeal bill was taken up at 11 :30 a. m.
and Mr. Wolcott addressed the Senate. He
was replied to by Mr. Sherman w ho expressed
his sympathy with the senators from tbc sil
ver states and said if the question did not In
volve the serious Interests of the entire coun- I
try. lie nnd those who believed with hlrn 1
would he willing to grant their appeals and |
grant them all they asked. He was Inter
rupted by a running lire of question* from
the silver men.
The question recurred on Mr. Terklns’
amendment, nnd by a vote of yea* 30, nays 111,
the Senate rejected It.
Mr. Berry offered an amendment providing
for the revival of the Bland-Alllson act and
spoke In its support. It was rciected by a
vote of 3.'! to 37.
Half a dozen other amendments were voted 1
down by varying majorities, and the Senate j
adjourned w ith the understanding that a vote |
would be tuken on Monday.
Seventy-Secon I Day.
Senate.— The public had ample warning of
the great speeches to be delivered and before
II o’clock the galleries were black were poo- j
pie and the press gallery thronged with the !
newspaper correspondents, who have vlgl- j
lantly watched this fiercely-contested battle
from the outset.
Mr. Cameron of Pennsylvania then read a
statement as to his position and views on the 1
repeal bill. It was. In part, as follows:
“Neither side of the Senate has made a Bug- ;
gi-stlon. which In my opinion, has been broad j
enough and, therefore, I have studiously !
avoided voting against the amendmetits pro- ;
posed. There can be but one solution: Free
coinage of the American product of silver Is ■
essential to our prosperity. The Senate can-1
not with self-respect pa»* such a measure as j
this. Look for a moment at the arguments
put forward In support of repeal. < >ne of the j
most forcible Is that It would oblige Europe
to enter Into an agreement with us to return
to the use of silver :is money. That Is to sav, !
we Intend to cut off our American market for :
silver In order to throw fifty million ounces a
year on the European market in addition to |
what we already send. In the hope of break- J
down Its market price. We have a deficit of ,
several millions a month. If we manage to
keep fifty millions of gold in the treasury, we |
shall do well. We are wasting our silver and j
our gold and our credit, and we call retnon- j
strance factious.
Mr. Morgan then addressed the Senate, j
The situation in the Senate seemed to him to |
bo very lamentable; one which he could j
speak of only with pain, and which he could 1
contemplate only with serious apprehension !
for the future welfare of the country.
Mr. Morgan said the passage of the bill •
w ould be an It revocable surrender to the de- |
mamls of the most Insolent and overbearing
corporations. Referring to a statement of
Senator Gorman that .Senator Sherman had !
dictated the course of the majority, he said 1
impressively:
“1 thank Almighty God the senator frotn
Ohio has never bn.l the power to dlctutc 1
terms to me as a Democrat, lie may have
1 dictated them to the President, to the cotn
j 'pittce. to the minority of the Democrat* on !
[ tills side, but he cannot dictate to me.”
Mr. Vest followed Mr. Morgan. He ex- :
‘ pressed Ills sympathy with the people of the
| silver states and said no czar or kaiser would ]
i desolate an Insurrectionary province as Con- j
: gresa was about to desolate the silver states;
! of the West. He argued that the seigniorage I
! In the treasury should becoined and ridiculed 1
! the business method which would allow this j
vast sum of $53,000,000 to He bile In the 1
treasury and sell bonds to secure gold.
: Mr. Cockrell argued that at the last elec- I
tlon the tariff question, and not the financial
one, had been pressed to the front, and the j
Democratic parly secured a victory. Lead- j
Ing Democrats had expected If there was to ]
be an extra session It would he to reform the j
tar.lf. but now the election was over, torltT 1
was lost sight of. nnd the senior senator from i
New York (Hill) was beheld pitching to the ;
front on the silver question. The lion at one j
end of the avenue and tho tiger at the other I
(facing Mr. Hill) were coining together In a ,
X .i. 1 en.h.-a 11,aughter j
Mr. C an y of Wyoming said he should vote I
for unconditional repeal, although he favored j
• ornpromise. Mr. W olcott had said to him
he de-lred no compromise, nnd If the senator* j
from tlio silver stales went home empty-hand- i
cd It was their own fault.
Mr. Wolcott, in replying, said: “If the
senator from Wyoming is content with his
position 1 have no objection to make. I
leave him to his constituent*. He may be
content with his vote. I leave him to deal
with the people who sent him here. Mr.
President, tho senator has seen fit to refer to
my wearing apparel. There are tneu to whom
clean llneu Is mi offense. I regret that the
senator from Wyoming Is one of them. I owe
the Bcnate an npology for Interrupting tills
debate; for seeming to stoop *0 low as to even
notice nu allusion of the personal character
as that mide by the senator from Wyoming.
There lias been enough said ou that subject.
There is a Spanish proverb tbat fits tbe case,
‘lt Is a waste of lather to shave an ***.’ ”
Mr. Carey responded and nfter ridiculing
Mr. Wolcott read an extract from a magazine
article to tbe effect It was believed that there
had been a trade of Totes by which the sena
tors from the silver states had voted against
the force bill In retnrn for votes to be oast In
favor of free coinage. This Impute Lion was
hotly contradicted by Mr. Harris of Tennes
see and Mr. Teller.
Mr. Paseo called for the reading of hta eub
atitate, of which he gave notice on Be tootsy.
It'pfortdts for UwC eefnege of slimy, wIU a
m a*»B» «*«»-»» w-QaajwLeai
E 'jj’Wl
aa iMsdnesi. which took precedence Thta
f 0 * 1 **• reduction of the atae of gold cola.
Tl *l •cmß was the dollar, which was to con
tain ILM trains, or otter coins la like pro
portion. He said he Offered It on hie own re
sponsibility. Both were voted down.
Mr. Jones of Nevada resumed hie speech
and In closing said: “This iflaf bb regarded
by some of my confreres aa tbe doom of sil
ver 1 but, sir, Uls only the commencement of
the fight. W’e who favor this polloy, and we
who are against constantly Increasing value
of money, propose to go to tbe American
pevple and see to It that eVewr man, woman
and child In the country understands fully
the meaning of what We Intend to do next.
We may be fewer In number, though I doubt
\iy but we will show them that—
“ Though there are lords on the lowlands.
There are chiefs In the North.”
Mr. PelTer then spoke briefly and was fol
lowed bv Mr. flarrU who declared the pas
sage'ot tho repeal bill meant unmistakably
the utter demonetization of silver as a money
metal. He characterized us supremely nb
sura that the American Senate, representing
70,000,000 people. In legislating should con
sult the ulcus or policies of foreign countries.
Mr Stewart of Nevada closed the debate
and bis significant closing words were:
"Let the vote be taken; let the object les
son lie given. We will abide by the result.”
At 7:20 the vice president put tho question
on the engrossment of the amendment and
third reading of the bill, which was agreed to
without division. The vote resulted, 43 yeas,
32 nays, so the bill as amended was passed.
Those voting In the affirmative were: Aldrich,
Brice. (Jailrcy. t auiden. Carey. Cullom,
Davis, Dixon. Dolph, Faulkner. Frye, Ual
llnger, Gibson. Gorman, Gray, lisle. Hawley,
Higgins, Hill, Hoar, Hunton, Lindsay,Lodge,
McMillan, McPherson, Manderson, Mills,
Mitchell (Wisconsin), Morrill, Murphy.Platt,
Proctor, (Juay, Ransom, Sherman, Smith,
Squire, Stockbrldge, Turplc. Vilas, Voorhees,
Washburn nnd White (Louisians)—43.
Negative*—Allen. Bate, Berry, Blackburn,
Butler. Call, Cameron, Cockrell, Coke, Dan
iel. Dubois. George, Harris, Irby, Jones (Ar
kansas), Jones (Nevada), Kyle, Marlin. Pas
eo, Pelfcr, Perkins, Pettigrew, Powers, Pugh,
Roach, Shoup. Stewart, Teller, Vance, Vest,
Walthall ami Wolcott—32.
The following pairs were announced, the
first-named would vole In the affirmative: Al
lison with Mitchell (Oregon), Chandler with
White (California), Wilson with Colquitt,
Gordon with Morgan, Palmer with llans
b rough.
Hot su. Several unimportant measures
were passed aud then the bankruptcy bill
was taken up.
Seventy-Third Dir, —•*-
Senate.—The bill “mending the time of
payment or desert land entries was passed.
Mi. Blackburn offered the following reso
lution. which was agreed to: “ Uetolved ,
That the committee ou rules be Instructed to
Inquire and report to the Senate what re
vision of. or amendments to, the rules, if any.
should be adopted to secure a more efficient
and satisfactory disposition of the business
of the Senate.”
The New York and New Jersey bridge was
then taken up, Ou motion of Mr. Hill. Tbe
j remainder of the session was utmost wholly
j consumed with debate on the measure and It
I was passed.
I HotsE.—The Oates bill to revise the
! naturalization laws occupied a large part of
j the day’s session.
An attempt was made to take up the repeal
bill nt once, but Mr. Bland Insisted that It go
orer under tbc rules.
Debate ou the bankruptcy bill was re
sumed.
Seventy-Fourth Day.
| Senate.—Senate bill donating to Laramie
county, Wyoming, eertalu bridges on the
| abandoned military reservation at Fort Saun
ders for the Laramie military reservation was
reported from the committee on public lauds
: aud passed.
Mr. Teller Introduced a resolution calling
upon the secretary of the treasury for de
• tailed Information concerning the silver bul
lion purchased under the Sherman act, which
! was agreed to.
After some other unimportant business bnd
been transacted the Chinese extension bill
was taken up and w&.- discussed until adjourn
ment.
Hot vr..—Rev. Mr. Bagby was elected chap
lain.
The Speaker cleared the minor matters
from Lis table, executive communications,
etc., before presenting tbe repeal bill. When
he presented the New York and New Jersey
bridge bill, with the Senate amendments, Mr.
Dunpby moved non-concurrcnce. Tnls was
agreed to and the conferred were appointed.
"The Speaker lays before the House,” said
Speaker Crisp, “the House bill No. 1, with
j Senate amendments.'’ “I move the House
I concur in the Senate amendments,” said Mr.
! Wilson, rising to hts feet, “and upon that
motion 1 demand the previous question.” He
offered to allow the silver men a few hours to
debate the bill, but Mr. Bland declined to uc
cept any favors. The silver men attempted
to cause delay by filibustering, but the chair
ruled against them and at 1:45 the previous
question was ordered.
The bill was then In the arena of debate
for tbe last time, fifteen minutes being al
lowed each side under the rules. After some
little wrangling It wm arranged that Mr.
Bland should control the time for the op
ponents and Mr. Wilson for the supporters of
the measure.
Mr. Bland sent to the desk and had ren l
his amendment. It revives the free coinage
act of 1837. Mr. Bland said a vote must now
be taken upon the all-important question of
returning to the law of 1873. The recent
panic was precipitated by the moneyed Inter
ests of the country for tbe purpose of affect
ing legislation. The ndvocaies of silver were
not dl.-cournged. On the contrary, when the
Sherman law Is wiped out. the sole ls«uc
would be whether this country should go to
the gold monometallism which had prac
tically bankrupted Europe or re-establish the
monetary system of the constitution.
Mr. Bland was followed by Messrs. Bryan,
Wheeler, Springer and Livingstone, who
spoke a few words of objection to the bill.
Reed, Tracey and Wilson spoke In favor of
the bill.
Mr. Bland’s motion to recommit the bill,
with instructions to report back a free coin
age amendment, took precedence, and wan
. first votrd upon. The motion was lost, low
Ito 17.->. The vote was then taken on the mo
j tlon to concur In the Senate amendments.
[ The motion carried, lU3 tolH.
! When the din following the detailed vote
I bad subsided, Mr. Allen (Mississippi) quieted
1 the excitement by a humorous speech. When
jhe had finished, the House began rushing
I through routine matters preparatory to final
adjournment.
Mr Wendock (Michigan) presented a con
ference report upon the bill suspending the
; statute one year which com pelled work to the
1 amount of #IOO on all mining claims. Mr.
j Pence (Colorado), Jlnrtmnn (Montana), WII
-1 son (Washington) and Lucas (Bouth Dakota)
| supported the bill. The conference report
i was adopted, 101) to 3.
Washington Notes.
1 After the repeal bill was passed by the
I House Wednesday afternoon It was hurriedly
( enrolled by Chairman Pierson of the commit-
I tee on enrolled hills, nnd nt 3:30 It was given
1 to Speaker Crisp for Ills name. A fleet-foot
{ ed messenger carried It to the Senate, where
l It was signed ten minutes later by Vice Presi
dent Stevenson. Chairman Pierson, with the
lull tinder his arm, entered a carriage and
i drove rapidly to the White House. The
! President took up the bill and read It aloud.
! Then, picking up a quill pen, lie affixed his
autograph nt 4:25. The analysis of the vote
shows 125 Democrats and M Republicans
voted for concurrence, nnd 70 Democrats. 15
| Republicans and 0 Populists against,
i Tlio bill to aid Western schools of mines
! which was passed by tbe Senate on the 27th
j wiii aid tho states of California, Oregon,
i Washington, Montana, Minnesota, Idaho,
i Nevada. Wyoming, Colorado nnd South Da
| kola to support a school of mines. The bill
j provides tbat each of these states shall an
nually receive 25 per cent, of all moneys paid
j to tho I nltml States by each of those states
| f»r mineral lands within their territory for
I the maintenance of schools of mines; pro
! vlded. that the sum so paid shall not exceed
; £12.000 a year to each state, nor shall It ex
j coed in any event the amount annually ex
| ponded by each state for support of Its school
of mines.
Senator Sherman has received from Sccre
i tary Carlisle, in reply to an Inquiry eoncern
| ing llu seigniorage now in the treasury, a
| letter saying that of tho treasury notes Issued
l under the Sherman net, #s2,Bos,B4ohave,upon
i the demand of the holders, been redeemed In
gold and £2.224,102 In silver dollars. Tbe
fecretary’s letter shows the seigniorage car
ried antler the Sherman act Is #5.1)74,01)8.
Snce July. 1891, 8,705,810 silver dollars have
been coined, anti there has been no coinage
of ellvcr dollars since May, 1893, except 82U0
In proof pieces.
The silver bullion on band October 1 last
amounted to 187.550,257 fine ounces, costing
$124,501.428. With Ihe probable purchases of
October. Mr. Carlisle Iblnks there will bt
139,056,257 ounces of silver bullion In tht
treasury on November 1, tbe cost of which
will be $12’,888,929 and the coinage valu*.
$189,220,008.
Tho treasury closed the month of October,
and the last month probably of the present
administration of silver purchases, by buying
In the aggregate 1.943,009 ounces. The offer*
for the month were 5,152,000 ounces. These
lots were bought on the 30th at 70 cents per
ounce as tbe result of the counteroffer made:
100,000 ounces, 50,000, 900,000, 900,000,50,000,
50,000, 20,C00, 25,000.
The D. A R. O. work train that kasha—
the Ruby-Aathraoite bfath, tea te— Ink—
off a— tea go— to Sal Ida, when H win te
fifiIkTS&SSL
LAUNCH OF THE OREGON
tfes nnl Battle —lp BBlt Mlhlfs
die C4mL
Shortly before noon Thursday the battle
ship Oregon, the first vessel ofter Mass con
structed on the Pacific coast, oak launohed
from the ways st the Union Iron Works, Baa
Franctsco,la the presence of one ot the great
est crowds 6f people that ever assembled there
to witness a similar event. Representative*
of tbe army and navy, city official*, the gen
eral government and others of the state of
California, and a large number of Invited
guests were present In tbe shipyards, while
on every stand, on the hillside, and the house
top front which a view of tbe works could be
obtained, thousands of enthusiastic spectators
were gathered. Tbat part of tbe bay directly
In front of the Union Iron Works was en
tirely occupied by a great fleet of steamboats,
tugs and craft of ever description, all decor
ated with bunting and loaded down with hun
dreds of people eager to witness the cere
monies.
A number ot small government veeeels
were among tbe throng lying In the bay and
nt rtie moment tbc last shores were knocked
away and the several thousand tons ot steel
commenced to glide down the ways a hun
dred salutes were tired, bands of music played
national airs, thousands of spectators gave
cheer nfter cheer, and every steam whistle
within a radius of a mile of the works Joined
In the chorus. The launch was entirely suc
cessful and the new battleship now lies in a
little logoou In front of the Union Iron
Works, awaiting her completion,* bleb will bo
pushed as rapidly as possible.
The Oregon Is what Is technically known
ns a nea-going coast-line battle-ship, and Is
the most powerful ship In the United States
navy. Her dimensions are: Length orer all
ull 348 feet; on the load water line, 320 feet;
breadth, 59 feet 3 Inches; draught, 24 feet;
displacement, 10,298 tons; maximum horse
power, 9,000. She will have a maximum
speed of 16 2-10 knots, and will carry a crew
of 450 men. Her cost, exclusive of armament,
Is (4.000.000. The armament Is four 13-lncb,
eight 8-Inch and four 0-lncb breech-loading
rifles, also a secondary battery, two 6-pounder
and six i-pcur.'W rapid firing guus; two Gat
lings and also six to.pedo tubes. Tbe 13-
lncli aud 3-Inch guns arc mounted In turrets.
The Oregon’s armor Is very henry. There
Is a belt of steel from three feet above the
load water line to 4Vj feet below, extendin;
190 feet nmld*hlps, protecting the engines
nnd hollers. Above this belt Is another five
Inches thick extending to the main dock.
From the ends of the 18-Inch belt to the ex
tremities of tho ship Is a protective deck 3
inches thick, nnd another armored deck 2J,'
Inches thick. The turrets of the 13-tnch
guns arc In two parts under a redoubt 17
Indies thick, and above this Is inclined armor
of the same thickness. The 8-lnch turrets
are similarly built with Inclined armor, vary
ing from Bli8 l i to 6 Inches In thickness. There
I* also a complete system of coal protection,
ecllulnr subdivision, and gun shields. Under
tbe engines nnd boilers are four bottoms and
a double bottom elsewhere. The coal capacity
of (lie designed draught Is 400 tons, but the
bunker capacity Is 1,850 tons.
Isolation of Consumptives.
Washington, Oct. 30th.—United States
Consul Courtney Hixson at Foochow, Chlua,
observing the decrease of consumption
through the Atnlek treatment Is supplying I
the American colony as well ns the Chinese
with tho free medicines obtained from the
generous Cincinnati discoverer. No govern- ]
uu-ntal action will be taken toward* Isolating
consumptives until the regular session.
Chicago, Oct. 30th. —The sanitary author-!
tbs, moused by recent editorials on tho
Atr.lck cure and fie lnfcctiousnes« of tho
disease, arc debating how best to Isolate con
r.umptiws. The/'u*r says, “Consumption Is
placed by Michigan In tbe same category ns
rmall pox nnd it »111 be similarly quarantined.
Let Illinois full In Hue at once.”
Denver. Oct. 80th.—The proposed state
legislation inflating both resident consump
tives nnd tliote coming here has led to the ln
corporatlou of Institutions for their care. The
Denver Sanitarium Co. opened theirs last
week to the patients of all physicians and
combines Irolatlon with the Atnlek treatmeui
which each consumptive Is given opportunity
«,f testing with medicines furnished those
physicians by the Cincinnati doctor without
cost. The Boston Company for the coloniza
tion In Colorado of Isolated consumptives has
applied to Ihe 6tnte land commissioner for
two sections of land which will give out of
doors occupation.
A Wise Reform
If a dispatch from Birmingham Is correct,
one cause for Irritation among tho Alabama
coal miners will be shortly removed. The
dispatch pays ilia* tlie state authorities, who
have heretofore kept the convicts employed
by leasing them to mine owners, thus bring
ing them Into competition with free labor,
have decided on another plan. Tho state has
purchased a tract of 2,500 acres of land on
which the convicts will t>c placed In tempo
rary quarters and where they will lie em
ployed for some time In I ulldingn permanent
penitentiary. When tbat Is completed, and
It Is expected thnt tho work will occupy sev
eral years, they will bo used in raiding their
own food supply and In similar occupations
which will not bring them Into the general
labor market. The lease system, as con
ducted In some of tbc states, bus been subj-ct
to many abuses nnd Is very much behind
modern nnd Improved methods of prison
management. It Is to he hoped that the ex
ainpic thus set by Alabama wlil be followed
In Tennessee where the trouble# caused by
convict labor must be fresh In our readers’
minds.
"Sweet Charity."
In tbe Artists' Exhibition of 1893 at the
New York Academy of Design, there was ex
hibited an oil-painting by J. L. G. Ferris, en
titled “Sweet Charity.” Its richness of Color
ing commanded instant attention, while the
lesson It taught was so Impressive thnt ono
naturally returned to It for a second view.
Its subject Is a young Indy of colonial t imes
who Is on an errand to one of the poorer fami
lies of the town. She has n sensible, charm
ing face, which expresses with remarkable fi
delity the sentiment of her errand. There Is
not a home tbat this charming picture will
not ornament. It must he seen to he appre
ciated.
••Bweet Charity” was purchased by the Pub
lishers of Th* Youth'* ( '•jr/iofljiion and has been
reproduced In color# In large size. 14){x21.
It wlil lie sent to nil new subscribers of Tht
Companion who send $1.75 for a year's sub
scription. and tbe paper will also be rent Free
from the time the subscription Is received, to
January, 1894. nnd for a full year from that
date, to January, 1895. This offer Include*
the Double Souvenir Number* published at
Tlianksgiting, Christmas and New Years. Ad
dress.
• Till Yocth’s Companion, Boston, Mass.
Union Printers In Fort Worth.
When the Fraternity printers came to work
on the (iaxette Saturday nt 1 o'clock they
found a placard on the door signed by E. G.
fienter, business manager, reading:
"The union printer*, under foremanshlp of
W. J. McAlister, bavo charge of tbe Oazrtl*
office. Fraternity printers not wanted on ac
count of lneoropelency.”
The Fraternity ha* had charge of the (in
zeite since August, 1392. They will proceed
In court against the Uazrttr , claiming to lmve
large stock Interests, ns 20 per cent, of their
earnings have been withheld for months and
credited to their stock.
Sunflower Paper.
The paper mill at Stillpa, Knn«a«, has com
pleted an Important exp-.-i nneut to determine
tbe practicability of manufacturing paper
from wild sunflower*. The lest was a com
plete success. Several tons of the weeds were
made Into paper, which Is far superior to
straw paper, the fiber of the sunflower pro
ducing os tough and pliable paper as rag pa
per. The mill is now buying sunflowers and
proposes to make sunflower paper n specialty,
as It can be made very cheap. This Is tho
first experiment of the kind ever made.
Mayor Barrison's Successor.
Oscar D. WetlierelL city comptroller of
Chicago, who, by the death of Mayor Harri
son, becomes acting mayor, Is a Republican.
He is a native of New Hampshire, but re
moved to Chicago many years ago, and be
came a prominent lumberman. Something
like twelve years ago be was elected to tbe
city council of Chicago, and served at least
two term* as chairman of the Finance com
mittee. Three years ago he was elected pres
ident of the Globe National Bank, and last
spring, on Harrison’s election, Mr. Wetberell
was sleeted comptroller. Ho Is about sixty
yean old.
Tba Western Normal College, Lincoln, Ne
braska, tea a large attendance this year.
Tteypay !ofr miles railroad fare a term.
TfitefA* course# and W classes from
UMOf* (rw. M
(???)
fM AMkkN * A mac*. prtoMts M all
Iniiad to toaA
Att 4orM o< bloollklm, ud Muj-taual?
ct-ank* arc bobbing lip la lk« etotofn cities.
Tto tntornatkwul oosfo trace of the Worn
man's Christian Association closed at Buffalo
oo the Slat.
▲ triple coUtetoi occurred at Norfolk, Vlr
(lnla, on tba Slat, bj which two men were
Uleu and several Injured.
The Illinois Supreme Court has declared
the weekly par law paaaed by the laat legisla
ture to be unconstltatlonal.
Six men were terrible burned by aold In
the sulphite mill at Ashland, Wisconsin, on
the 2<Ub. Three of them will die.
Emperor Francis Joseph has accepted the
resignation of the entire cabinet. Ho will re
construct It to conform with his views.
There are 400 cases of diphtheria In a week
In London according to the Lotidou 77me*,re-
Miltlng In eighty or ninety deaths per week.
Mrs. Levi P. Morton has leaded tho bouse
In Paris formerly occupied by Senator Jones
of Nevada, In order to supervise the education
of her daughters.
The jail life of Prendcrgast, the murderer
of Major Harrison, Is being made n burden
to him by the other prisoners who denounce
mid jeer ut him.
The people of Sicily are forming Into clubs
called flscl, with the object of lessening taxa
tion nud Increasing wages. Au outbreak
against the bourgeoisie and officials la feared.
Miss Daisy Garland, daughter of ex-United
States Attorney General Garland, committed
suicide at her home in Washington, by shoot
ing herself,Friday morning. She was 34 years
old, and is thought to have been Insane at the
time.
Postmaster General Hlssell has sent to the
secretary of the treasury the estimates for the
postoffice department for the fiscal yoar end
ing June 30, 1895. The total amount is $90,-
1uni,435, ns against 184,004,314 for the present
year.
A national subscription is to be opened by
the Russian newspapers with a view of send
ing a present to Admiral Gervals of France as
a souvenir of bis visit to Uusslnnnd as n mark
of gratitude for Admiral Avrlau's reception
In the republic.
A meeting of 20,000 people was held In
Malta Monday to protest against the action of
the secretary of state for the colonies In cur
tailing the freedom of the Archbishop of
Malta. Tho resolutions adopted were tele
graphed to the Pope.
The llrclherhoou of Railroad Trainmen nt
lioston have elected: 8. E. Wilkinson, grand
master; P. 11. Morlssey, first vice grand mas
ter; A. K. Hrown. second vice grand mnster;
(i. W. Newman, third vice grand master; W.
A. Sin-ban, secretary-treasurer.
At a chnrlvnrl Mondsy nlßht at Elma.lowa.
Charles Keef, the bridegroom, was shot and
fatally wounded. He was called out aliout
midnight and In an ensuing scuttle received
his death wound. A young man named El
wood has disappeared aud Is suspected of the
shoot: II g.
The Empress of Austria, whllo horseback
ldlng near Buda Pesth, Hungary, a few days
ago, saw a huge pile of stone placed on the
railroad track, bhe jumped from her horse
and helped to remove the obstruction, cotn
plctlng It a moment before the express tralu
w htried by the spot.
Marshal John Woods of Actlna, Ohio, re
ceived an anonymoui parcel fiotn Mancie,
Indiana, containing three smallpox scabs.
Ibe postofllco authorities will make every
cfTi rt to trace the letter to the sender. The
Idler passed through many hands before It
reached Us destination.
The mnrrlage of Lewis Green Stevenson
and Miss Helen Davis is announced to take
place Nov. 21, nt Bloomington, Illinois. Tho
i t.ami to be Is the only son of Vice President
Adlnl K. Slevenson.and his bride Is the eldest
i l aughter of William O. Davis, proprietor of
I the Bloomington dally Pantograph.
I By direction of the comptroller of the cur-
I reney, Eckels, Edward Hawkins, receiver of
[ the Indianapolis National Bank, which failed
several weeks ago, has given notice that be
would enforce the Individual liability law on
stockholders of the bank. Each stockholder
will be assessed SIOO on each share ho holds.
The total assessment will he $300,0,10.
The Sultan has bought from a French sa
vant for $25,000 two Turkish epistles that are
nscribed to the Prophet Mohammed. The
documents huve been tested by tho highest
authorities and have been declared to bo
authentic. The discovery of these cplstlea
may revolutionize the Mohammedan world.
The explosion of a barrel of whiskey in a
big warehouse at Pittsburg on the27th caused
a great conflagration. Bcveral large build
ings which burned fell upon a number of
small tenements and crushed them. No lives
were lost hut a large number of persons were
burned or otherwise Injured. The money loss
will reach $700,000.
Money Is dally becoming scarcer In India.
The* 4 per cent, discount of the Hank of India
Is no criterion of tho situation, ns the bnnk
nrtltlclally maintains the rate. The bazaar
rale of discount Is really 8 per cent. The
PngUthtnati advocates a gold loan of £5,000.-
000 and says the necessity for this is absolute
tit order to avoid a panic.
Several days ago the child of J. 11. Harkcy,
who owns a cotton gin at Ada, Arknusan,
mysteriously disappeared. When last seen,
the little fellow was playing around a gin
house. After n long search Mr. Hnrkey be
gun ripping the covers from bags of cotton
In the yard, nud he found the child dead In a
bale which had been praised a few days be
fore.
Tw o members of the Dalton gang entered
null’s store at Cushing, Oklahoma. Thursday
evening, and ordered the proprietor to de
liver all the money In the safe, amounting to
$l2O. The robbers coolly walked out and
joined the remainder of the gang, who were
wailing for them. There were twenty men
In the store nt the time, but not otic of them
mired a hand.
President Reinhart of the Santa Fo road re
ports as follows for last year’s business:
Earnings, 1892-93, $50,733,705.08; In 1891-92
the total enrnlngs were (47,847.225.G0; in
crease In 1892-93. $3,880,480.38. The operat
ing expenses for 1892-93 were 834,008.107.57;
In 1891-92 they were $32,289,709.01; Increase,
1892-93, $2,430,397.00. Net earnings, 1892-93,
$10,005,538.41; net earnings, 1891-92. $15,119,•
455. f,9; Increase for 1892-98 1 94.082.U7.
William O’Brien, tho antl-Parncllltc mem
ber of Parliament for Cork city, spoke at
Mallow Cork Sunday In behalf of the evicted
tenants of Ireland. The Parneilltcs, under
the leadership of the Redmonds, he said, were
playing Into the hands of the Tories by Irving
to force a dissolution of Parliament. Their
Imperative demands for the political prisoners
and the evicted tenants were 111-timed. Tho
proper policy of the Irish parliamentary party
was to support the Liberals ns long as the Lib
erals made home rule their main object.
The Democrats of the House had a caucus
Tuesday night to relcet a successor to the
Rev. lindditwiiy, the Into chaplain. Edwnrd
Baglcy, pastor of the Christian church of
Washington, was selected l»y a vote of (21
against 53 for Rev. Isanc Cantor of tho
Mount Vernon Place Methodist church. Mr.
Hagloy was nominated by Representative Al
ien. who Is himself a Campbclllte. Ho Is n
smooth-faced, boyish-looking young man of
I 28. He Is a native of Virginia and a grndu
i ate of the I’nlvcrslty of Kentucky and tbco
’ logical seminary at Yale.
The pri-'bylerlan synod of lowa has sus
• mined the action of the Dos Moines preeby
{ tery, deposing Rev. (i. W. Baxter, who until
I recently had charge of the church at Knox
j vlile. After two weeks’ trial ho was con
i vlrted of Immorality, on the ground of hav
ing written passionate letters to several
Knoxville girls, and been engaged to several
members of his flock at the same time. HD
ease has created as much sensation In lowa
as did the trial of Dr. Briggs in the nation.
He was defended by Colonel Dungan, the
present candidate for lieutenant governor.
Although no decision to resume the coining
of silver dollars from tho bullion purchased
under the Sherman net has been definitely
reached, the officials of the treasury have
directed the mint officers at Philadelphia and
Han Francisco to be In readiness to start the
work. The colnßga of silver dollars has been
tuspended since May. The treasury depart
ment has now on hand 137,500,000 ottncea of
silver bullion purchased under tho Sherman
act, which will coin about $180,000,000 In sil
ver dollars nod would yield about $54,000,000
In seigniorage.
On the 31at the Bank of England reduced
tho price of American double eagles to 75s 9d.
The meaning of the Bank of England’s action
In reducing the price of American eagles Is
Interpreted Jn New York as being a move on
Its part to protect Its supply of sovereigns In
view of tne threatened withdrawal of gold
from the bank In the Immediate futnro for
shipment to the United States, which London
seems to consider certain, despite the fact
the current rate of exchange does not admit
of k profit on such transactions. Sliver was
quoted at 81 !£ pence.
Telegrams received from Algiers announce
a disaster to the Freooh troops 1a that dis
trict which has a remarkable resemblance to
the recent engagement between the Spanish
troops at Melllln and tbs Moors. The dis
patches state that a detachment of forty
French soldiers was attacked near El Oeola,
itn important caravan station oa the Sahara,
some days ago. The Arab tribe which fired
upon the French troops Is said to have been
tho Turage*, whose territory D situated near
El Geola. The French detachment to said lo
have made a desperate defense, wfetok lasted
a w bole day, daring which twelve of the
forty French soldiers were killed and Bum
bora were wocadai.
The Wertfto OohHMn ItuKllw teas
«-lo>ed cto
MAYOR HARRISON SHOT.
TM« VlCtlM OS A ©SANK.
rtil saga’s May— Bhst tots Hows* hy a
Cltay ISSM-Oarrkr Named Frra-
Asrtasi Wise Bars Ms Was
rraaalaad aa OBtoe,
Carter H. Harrison, who to serving bis fifth
teem as mayor of Chicago waa shot and killed
at bis house at 8 o’clock BUtorday evening.
The murder was committed by Eugene
Patrick Prendergaat, a paper carrier, who de
clared that Mayor Harrison had promised to
make him corporation oounsel and bad not
kept hta word. This, be said, waa bis ouly
mason for committing the crime. He is a
man about five feet five Inches In height,
smooth shaven, hla rather clean-cut features
lit up by a pair of dark eye*.
When he called at the house, Mr. Harrison
was in the dining-room which open* Into tba
roar end of the hall. Hearing tho man aak
for him, he rose and stepped Into the hall
way and walked toward Prendergaat, who by
Ihe time be caught sight of Mr. Harrison had
advanced about ten feet from the doorway.
Without saying a word Prendcrgast drew his
revolver and commenced to fire. He pulled
the trigger but three times, but every bullet
hit the mask. One ball shattered Mr. Harri
son’s left hand, another pasted Into the lower
right side of tho abdomen, making a wound
that would have been mortal within a few
days, the third bullet entered the chest slight
ly above the heart. This bullet waa the Im
mediate cause of his death.
Mr. Harrison sbou’cd “Murder!” and turn
ing walked Into a back room where he fell.
The murderer put the revolver in hU pocket
and walked out of the front door. The couch
man followed and shot nt him as he disap
peared in the dark, but without effect. Pren
dergast took a car and riding about a mile
surrendered himself at the Dcsplalnea street
stntlon. In reply to questions ho sold that he
hud been promised the position of corpora
tion counsel by the mayor, which position he
dcs!:ou In oiuci carry out a scheme of his
for elevating the railroad tracks. He repented
ly sold that he killed Harrlaon because he bnd
appointed another to the pi ace,and that he had
done right In shooting the mayor. Tho an
swers that he gave showed that his mind was
unbalanced. He Is believed to be
a paper carrier. A great crowd toon collect
ed about the jail, but tho police force was
sufficient lo protect tho murderer against
threatened attempts at lynching. Meanwhile
all waa excitement nt the Harrison mansion.
William Preston Harrison, the mayor’s son,
hurried down stairs on hearing tho shots, and
several neighbors ran In. Mr. Harrlaon re
alized that be was shot through the heart,
and said so to a neighbor, Mr. Chalmers. He
was borne to a loungo and becoming uncon
scious almost at once, died In twenty min
utes.
The police had been called and great num
bers of officers patrolled the streets looking
for the assassin who was then giving himself
up.
The news was a great shock to the people
of Chicago and the whole country as well, as
Mr. Harrison was a very popular man with
the people. He was a really wonderful man,
nnc had not only won great popularity, but
had made a fortune. He had been married
twice and was soon to have been married
iignln to Mlsa Annie Howard of New Orleans,
who was at Mr. Ilarrlson’a house at the time
of tho shooting. In accordance with tho
Mounded man’s request she was at once sum
moned to his side and was present when the
end came. When It became evident Mr.
Harrison could not survive hU Injuries and
could live but a few moments at most, MDs
Howard’s grief was pitiable. She waa com
pletely overcome an 4 waa led away by friends
who feared for tba affect upon her mind.
She was *.nkcn In a closed carriage to the
home of Carter 11. Harrison, Jr., where she
spent the night.
A banquet of business men which was In
progress was adjourned, and the closing ex
ercises at the World’s Fair will be curtailed.
THE MOORS WIN A BATTLE.
A Serious Engagement at Mellila In
Which the Spanish Troops
(let Worsted.
A bloody battle waa fougbt at Fort Mellila,
Morrocco, on the 27th and 28tb.
In the face of a terrible fire the Moors
charged recklessly forward until they man
aged to approach within twenty yards of the
forts, driving the Spaniards In the trenches
before them and cutting the telephone and
telegraph wires which had been erected in
order to keep up communication with the
outlylne forts and trenches.
The Moors again attacked at an opening,
driving the pickets before them, whereupon
they advanced In force upon the right flank
as well as upon the rear of the forts, with the
Intention of cutting off the retreat of the
Spaulards. This movement would undoubt
edly huve been auceessful had It not been for
the skillful working o< tho guns of the Span
ish warship Venacito. The guns on board
the Venacito kept plumping shells In front of
’.he Moorish advance as well as dropping a
number In the midst of them. The explosion
of the shells greatly terrified the Moors and
drove them back when the Are of the Infantry
seemed unable to do so.
The Spaniards retreated Inside the forts
and had all they could do to reach the Inside
of tho fortifications In safety. Meanwhile
the Moors pressed on, led by tbelr chiefs and
holy men, seemingly utterly regardless of
danger, and succeeded In entering tho Span-
Itdi trenches, capturing two modern field
pieces and a supply of ammunition.
The Moors, who had been steadily ad
vancing In spite of the fire directed upon them
from guns and rifles, were unable to with
stand the attack of cold steel In the bands of
the Spanish soldiers. They no sooner got a
'sate of the bayonet than they began to re
treat, and the Spaniards droTe them out of
the trenches.
The Spaniards directed tbelr point of at
tack against the body of the Moors who had
captured the two guns from thetrenohes, and
who had been using them quite fairly well
against the forla and against the war ships.
Nothing seemed to stand before the charge
of the Kstremndura regiment and the hattni-
I I<*n of soldiers undergoing punishment for
i breaches of military law. They pressed on
ward. bayoneting those of the Moors who
; made any stand, and managed to reoover the
two Held pieces.
During Ihe moment of the panic which fol
lowed the denth of General Magalla, the
Moors succeeded In carrying off hit body, and
It was this more than anything else which
enabled tho officers to rally their men and
make the charge thnt drove the Moors from
| llic trenches.
j During the rush onward by the Spaniards,
a detachment of them pursued the Moors,
who were carrying away Ihe general’s l>ody,
and, after adeaperate hand to hand light, suc
ceeded in recovering the body and eventually
arcortlng It Into Mellla.
General Ortega afterwards sent a convoy
of provDlons and ammunition to Fort Cabrerl
r.als, where the Hpanlsh troops had been fight
ing, without food, for a whole day.
No systematic pursuit of the Moon waa at
tempted, owing to the Insufficient force of
soldiers nt the fort, but It to underetood that
General Ortega to making preparations to
take terrible vengeance for the death of Gen
eral Magalla.
There are 400 cases of diphtheria In a week
In London aecordtngko the London 7Ymms,re
sulting In eighty or ninety deaths per week.
Senator Sherman has received from Secre
tary Carlisle, In reply to an Inquiry concern
ing th3 seigniorage now In the treasury, a
letter eeylng that of the treeaury notes Issued
under the Sherman act, $52,895,540 have,upon
the demand ultbc holders, beet, redeemed In
gold and $2,234,102 In sliver dollars. The
M-erelary’s letter shows the seigniorage car
ried under the Sherman act is $6,974,008.
H..oe July, 1891. 3,790,810 silver dollars have
been coined, and thore lies been no coinage
of silver dollars since May, 1898, except S2OO
In proof pieces. 9
The silver bullion on hand Oetober I lant
tSSSSX&S
tylfi GUARANTEED.'" 4 - i
annnms: SAN FRANCISCO*
HUNTING WITH CANNON.
WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER OF
GRIZZLY BEARS.
The Carcass of a florae Formed the Halt
With Which the Animals Were At
tracted aud Two llowltaere roruied
the Weapon* of Destruction.
Along in tho early fiftios tho grizzly
tears wore bo plentiful in tho canyons
noar Fort Fillmore. N. M., that
domestic animals wore in constant
porll from their nightly incursions.
In fact, they woro dreaded by lotto
travolers almost as much as tho sav
ago and hostile Apaches.
I had occasion during my sojourn
in El I'aso, Texas, at that early period
of tho history of that country to visit
Fort Fillmore. 1 was detained thore
several days and mado my headquar
ters at tho post with tho sutler.
The second day aftor my arrival
one of tho cavalry horses, whilo play
ing in a corral, rocolved a vicious
kick from another horse. On ex
amination it was thought to bo im
possible for tho poor brute ever to
recover from tho wound so ns to bo
of any use, and to put him out of his
misery ho was shot and haulod up
tho canyon, about a mllo from tho
fort.
Ah it was well known that thero
would boa grand carnival of tho
grizzles and other wild beasts over
tho carcase that night, tho “boys,”
that is Lieutenant Cook and others,
consisting of quito a rospcctabio cor
poral’s guard, concluded to witness
the feast. Tho sky was clear and in
that soft, transparent atmosphere tho
full moon lit up the canyon almost
equal to midday.
Wo solectod two small brass howitz
ers from tho battery of six guns and
loaded them almost to the muzzle
with grape shot and cannister. Wo
then hauled our ordnanco to within
convenient range of the carcass and
secreted oursolvos in ambu.-h behind
a clump of cucti.
Wo waited somo throe hours,
which seemed almost an ago to tho
oagor watchers, and about 1U o’clock
tho llrst intimation of tho approach
ing carnival was mado known by tho
distant howl of a pack of hungry
coyotes. Thoy wero not long, how
over, in putting in an appearance, in
such forco that it wan all we could
do to prevent Sergeant McGilvoy
opening the battery on them. Wo
reserved our charge for the largor
game, as wo know tho grizzly would
not fail to attend the feast.
We had bogun to despair of the
coyotes leaving anything for the
l>enr, when, fortunately, a monster
spotted tigor appeared on the scene,
putting tho coyotes to 11 Iglit.and,tak
ing possession of tho banquot, pro
ceeded in tho most ruvenous manner
to conduct tho interesting ceromonles
alone. Ho did not enjoy his mo
nopoly long, however, for a few min
uto's later tho awo-inspiring growls
of throe largo grizzllos wore hoard in
chorus over tho banquot table and in
turn putting to flight that beautifully
freckled but somewhat discomflttcd
jaguar.
By the tirao we had placed our
juns in position two more monster
grizzlies had arrived at tho feast, !
making flvo of tho huge beasts, that
;ausod the ground to tremble by their
roars and savage growling as thoy
tore the carcass to pioces and fought
yach other liko demons.
Suddonly tho deafening roar of tho
two guns, almost simultaneously,
iwoko tho echoes of tho canyon, and
xlso tho fears of tho two remaining
grizzlies, leaving three of tholr num
ber dead and woundod on tho battle-
Sold.
The whole scene was in plain view
from my position, and 1 remained
jocrotod under fiat cactus (a largo
variety of what is generally known as
prickly pear) until the guns had I
been heavily charged again, and I was !
fully jatlsfied that the boars woro in j
no condition to give further troublo. j
Two of the boars woro killed out- j
right, says tho Philadelphia Times, i
being literally torn to p ocos by tho i
yannister, and tho third was so badly j
mangled that ho lived perhaps ImU I
in hour in groat agony.
By the titno wo had taken :i tope.- I
graphical survey of tto gory ilold it j
was pa t midnight and wo concluded j
“to make a night of it,” hoping for a i
return of tho coyotes.
About I o’clock in the morning tho I
:i .stunt wail of a hungry coyoto told
us of the commencement of thoir
march to a second bunquet ut tne
augmented tablo of good things. It
seemed thnt tho wail of that lone
yoyoto was ro-ochood by a thousand
•nvonoua throats, and In less than '
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thirty minutes a howling mob of
them woro tearing to piece* Bad
fighting over tho remaina of both
horse and boars.
When the guus again belched forth
the deadly mossages the earth trem
bled, tho carnival ceased and quiet
once more reigned over the soeno. - •
In looking over the field of dektruo
tion after tho battlo was over we did
not find a whole coyote and a few
whole heads, but calculated thenum*
her slain by tholr tatla. finding twen
ty-seven.
As the reveille sounded we wheeled
our guns into lino and started for tho
fort, fully satisfied with our night'*
sport, but tired out and as hungry a*
tho most ravonous coyote.
THE FOREHEAD.
lluiniiit Cltkracter Revealed by Its Shape.
Hiss and Construction.
Descending to tho analysis of sin*
glo features It will be instructive to
look critically at tho writing in the
forchoad, writes John Lambert Payne
in Ladies’ Homo Journal. It is not
always an easy thing to measure by
tho ej'O the actual width or height of
this portion of tho lieud, because of
tho volume of hair which ofton en
croaches towards tho eyes, but it 1*
fairly safo to coneludo thot the size
of a forehead has n direct relation to
brain capacity. This is subject only
to qualifications as to intensity and
activity, w’hich nood not now be con
sidered.
For all purposes within the range
of this skotch It may bo said that a
high and broad forehead denotos in
tellectuality, with an acuto nervous
temperament, although only too often
lack of balauco. A slightly sloping
forehoutl indicates availability of
talent, and when tho slopo is caused
by high porcoptivos lying ovor the
eyes it may also bo taken as showing
powers of koon observation. If the
slope is found without this fullnoss
over tho oyos it may bo oecopted as
tho ovidonco of weak reasoning
powers, for tho forehead is undoubt*
cdly tho scat of tho mental facuitios.
•Mirthful women, with a fine son so
of tho ridiculous, are usually marked
by a distinct prominenco at what
may bo called tho ttppor corners of
tho forehead. Fullness in the oen
ter, partly covorod by tho hair, sug
gests good naturo and friendliness,
while roundness between the hair
lino and the center of tho head plainly
indicates abounding generosity and
sympathy. Most women have an
active appreciation of tho artistio
and dccorntivo. and honco it i* that
in most fucofl is scon a plumpness
over tho eyebrows. A noticeable de
velopment about half an inch above
tho outer end of tho eyebrows is a
characteristic of proaounceably
musical persons.
VARIED AND VERIFIED.
Chicago has at present 2,774 law
yers.
Tho world has about 7,000,000 He
brews.
Lightning is believed to bo visible a
distance of 159 miles.
The death rate from apoplexy is
highest at Turin, Italy—olo in 10,000.
Great Britain lias but one medical
jc nrual, while this country has over
100.
No port of tho world except Liver
pool semis ns many emigrants to
America as does Bremen.
The railway which Is to be built
reruns Siberia will be 1,500 miles long.
Jt is to be completed in 1904.
A Chambersbnrg (i’a.) merchant
who paid liis clerk seventy-five cents
per week and who chnrged him for
all the fruit, etc , he at-y, settled with
him tho other Saturday night by giv
ing him a two-ccnt stamp.
It has been figured that in the
United States the average life of farm
ers is sixty-four years; for lawyers,
fifty-two; merchants, forty-eight; me
chanics. forty-seven; seamen, forty
six: laborers, forty-four.
The ocean water north of Cape Cod
is much colder than the water south
of it. for the cape seems to turn a
branch of the warm gulf str«M*m out
to sea, leaving only tho chilly arctio
current to wash the Maine shore.
Twenty Chinamen wore arrested s
few nights ago at Atlanta, Ga., on a
charge of gambling. At tho hearing
the next, day thoy denied tho charge
anti said that they were merely en
gtiged in tho worship of their gods.
The policemen swore that they saw
money on tiio table in the room at the
time of tho arrest, but that tho game
was not fautan or any game that they
were familiar with, and, as they
could not swear positively whether
tho Chinamen were gambling or pray
tho l-M..- p T„t
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