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A FLOOD OF BILLS.
The Largest Number Ever In troduced in the Senate. OM and New Measures Brought Up For Action. The total number of bill? and joint resolu tions introduced in tlie United States Senate n Monday was rM, a larger numljer than over tefore introduced in one day. Anions the bills presented by th Senators r" a few ww ones of genuine importance Mid a number of oil ones which failed of massage la.-t session. The most interesting of the former was Senator lieck's bill regarding the circula--ion of coin certificates, which he en ilhA: "A bill for the retirement of 'nite-i States legal tender and national -nnk notes of small denominations, and rhe issue of coin certificates.'' Its pur rov is fairly descriled in the title, and iten-l-avcsto secure its object by preventing the ;-u- f Cnited Stat '.s notes of less than 10, limiting national bank notes of less than 1 to ,r, fourth of the entire circulation, substitu ting ''in certificates for silver and cold -rtitkates. which shall be retired when they .,r, r. reived at the Treasury, ami authoriz ing the S.-cretary of the Treasury to issue '.m-se coin certificates in denominations less -han -0 on all the surplus gold and silver oin and bullion in excess of $IOO,OX),OJO of ro'.d. Senator Howen touched u-on the same subject by his bill providing a new guarau for b'ink circulation, and bis old lill for h- un!ii:iit-d coinage of silver. I Sot h these ranciii s of the financial subject were well r-piwnt d among the bills of the other -.'li:itors. S-tvilr UJair, among a series of labor and -.mpei anee bills, put in his old Educational 'l nain. and Senator Cameron reintro-!-j'-tl, with soriif i-light changes, his bill jer nilting the International Navigation Com .uiv to bring their fleet of foreign built . ."' under the Ani rican register. This ili also the -ermission to replace inv of tlieir fleet lost or destroyed -vith new es.-els constructed or purchased in 'oreign countries. He also introduced his La-it session's bill to promote the foreign trade f th( United States, which provides eompen sat ion for carrying the mails to vessels of -purified classes at rates varj'ing from four . nt to four and four-fifth cent per 100 tons :f mile. Amonz other bills were the following: by Kdmnnds Appropriating J.0O),o00 '.r tli" establishment of a postal telegraph ,vst'in. with four main trunk lines, centering if, Washington, and lateral branches to con-' it rt with leading cities generally, to lie -'rated by the Post office Department. by Mitchell To regulate immigration and prevent the introduction of an objectionable - lass of citizens. P.y rush To refer all claims coming :'irS Congress to a committee having iower o send them to the Court of Claims. ISy Dolph To amend the Constitution, giving Congress power to -make laws to gov ern marriages and divorces. by Kustis Providing for a joint eelebra iori at the national capital in 1'J by the 1' Vmericin Republics in honor of the centen nial of the Constitution of the parent Iepul "ie the United States. The bill appropriates s: f"M,000 for this purpose and provides a com-n.:-sion to have charire of the celebration. ISy Turpie For the admissfon as States of Washington and Dakota Territories. ISy Hear Fort lie erection of a monument ro the negro soldiers and sailors who gave their lives for the preservation of the coun try. Sy Chandler Fixing the salaries of the -several Judges of the United States District 1 Yuirts at ?.", 000 yearly. By Cu'.lom For a pension to the widow of lereral John A. Logan; also for a const itu--i rial amendment in relation to bigamy and -xlygamy; also to reimbur-o several States ' r interest paid on war lwnds. By Hale To prohibit the letting of govern ment work to contractors employing convict .abor. iSv Dawes A bill to grant lands in severalty 'o Sioux Indians in Dakota. Hy Manderson The Dependent Pension Vill, indorsed bv the lliaml Army of the Ro ;.'iblic. Mr. Manderson said he would ad Iress tho Senate in favor of the bill. Hy Vance To repeal the Civil Service law. By Stewart For the issue of Coin Certifi--.Vrs. NEWSY GLEANINGS. Hard coal is worth $16 a ton at Los An gles, Cal. Vknice, Italy, is slowly but surely sinking nto tho sea. Tjik States of Georgia, South Carolina and iouisiana pay taxes on ?48,00),000 worth of i-roerty. A young mulatto girl who barks furiously md constantly like a dog is a curiosity of Starke, Fla. A woman living in Watkinsville, Ga., has iwu)e t ho mother of five children within tho "at eleven months. Hihds" nest anrl sharks' fins were terved at recent dinner given by the Chinese Minis ter in "Washington. In Charleston, S. C, $1.M),00) in Confed rate bibs were sold the other day at twenty ive cents per thousand. Thkhk are nine British missionary societies v-.w laboring in Africa, with an aggregate annual expenditure of l,000,L0J. Th e final estimate for the potato crop in (lie United States is 1 :. 54, W J, 000 bushels, against l&0oo,0J0 bushels last ear. A blood-hei) owl was caught in the woods near Jacksonville, III., tho other day. It is the only one of the kind ever seen In the State. Hn'vpkr. the Indiana man who has been walking for three years constantly, pre sumably from some peculiar plrysical malady. S'led. A FEW CENTENARIANS. Jcst one week before her death, Mrs, Harriet Baker, of Philadelphia, walked to the cemetery and selected her own burial spot. She was 102 years old. One of the oldest Democrats in the United States is Captain Nicholas Costello. of Boston, who is 104 years of age, and voted tb straigdt ticket at the late election. Mrs. Rachel, Ireland, of Covington, Ky., Ii.s just celebrated her 100th anniversary. She walks two miles to church, is in health, -vul of sound mind. Mrs. Mary Gilbert, of Gloucester. Mass. , as just celebrated her 101st birthday, on which occasion she recited a poem with a de I very that might excite the envy of many elocutionists. Mathew W. Bchchard. of Detroit, will 1m3 10) years of age on the next 4th of July. He i3 a native of Massachusetts and a self made man. He rises early and sits up all day, enjoys life and h is eleven children. LATER NEWS. The Rev. Charles A. Berrt, of Wolver hampton, England, has de? lined to accept the pastorate of ITymouth Church, to which he had been called some time since. Mrs. John J. Astor, the leader of fashion able New York society, is dead in her sixty second year. Forty-two United States prisoners, the largest party of the sort on record, have just been taken in a batch from Indian Teritory to Fort Smith, Arkansas. A shock from an electric lell wire behind the scenes instantlv killed Stage Manager James O'Connell, of Andrews's -'Michael StrogofF Company in Cincinnati. The first cremation in Michigan has just taken place at Detroit. The body cremated was that of Mrs. Barbara Schow, of Millers burg, Ohio. Thirty Chinese women, who arrived re cently in San Francisco, claiming previous residence, have been refused a landing. Rev. I. S. Kallocii, ex-Mayor of San Francisco, who was shot and severely wounded by Charles De Young, proprietor of the San Francisco Chronicle, eight years ago, has just died in "Washington Territory. De Young was afterward shot to death by Kalloch's j son, whosa trial resulted in an acquittal, i E. L. Harper has Ken sentenced to ten ; years' imprisonment for criminal acts in coa j nection with his position as Vice-President j of the Fidelity National Bank at Cincinnati, j M. Falliere having been as unsuccessful i as M. Goblet in forming a new French calv- inet, President Carnot called upon M. Tirard j to make tho third attempt to organize a min ! istry. Yaqct Indians are devastating a large region in Mexico despite a big force of troops hunting close on their irail. Large seed and oil mills at Driffield, Eng land, have been destroyed ty fire; loss, $To0,000. The General Executive Board cf the Knights of Iibor have issued a cii cular, pre pared by Grand Master "Workman Powderly, attacking Jay Gould for his monopolistic ten dencies and strongly favoring the establish ment of a postal telegraph by the National Government. Henry S. Ives, the young New York finan cier, who failed recently for many millions, has been arrested upon the charge of grand larceny, growing out of his railroad transac tions, and held in $25,000 baiL Mayor O'Brien has been re-elected in Boston by 20,621 to votes to 24,805 for Hart, nominee of the Republicans and Independents The Common Council is Democratic. Salem and Newbury port have gone Repub lican, and with Worcester have been carried in favor of liquor license. Mayor L.TP.OBE,-of Baltimore, welcomed th delegates to the second annual convention of the National Federation of Labor, and j President Gompers replied. A kike in Chicago destroyed nearly one million dollars' worth of property. A hai.loon, containing a man who had evidently starved to death, tumbled from tho sky to earth, near Owensboro, Ky. A joint committee of the Presbyterian Church, North and South, have been in ses. sion at Louisville, Ky., considering tho question of organic union. Thk second National Convention of third and fourth clas postmasters of the United States met in Washington." About 250 post masters were present, representing twenty three States. The charges against M. Wilson, ex-President Grevy s son-in-law, accused of par ticipation in the sale of French decorations to whoever would buy, have b?en dismissed. The affair has created a great scandal in France. Mme. Boucicact, a wealthy Parisian lady, just deceased, leaves by will $.",000,000 jo charity. General Dicby Willoughry, ex-Minister of England to Madagascar, has been ar rested for embezzling f00,000 government bonds. pRF.smzxT Carnot's first message to the French Parliament is considered a weak document. M. Hkrtenstein has been elected Presid ent, of the Swiss Republic. PERILS OF HUNTING. Frank Enterlein, of Galloway, N. J., lost an arm by the premature discharge of his gun while hunting. William Merritt, of Newark, lost the calf of his leg by the accidental discharge of his gun while hunting in ths Berkshire valley woods. Caitain Reynolds, of Raddon Court, Latchford, England, lost his life by his gun exploding as ho was climbing a fence. The charge shattered his left knee, and amputa tion, did not save him. Patrick Hannon, of Springfield, Massa chusetts, seventeen years of age. must go without his right hand in future. He was shooting hicks when his gun burst, and thj fingers of the right hand went flying after the game. Miss Catherine Simonps, who lived near Reading, England, lost her life while hunt ing. Her horse stumbled in a rabbit hole. Miss Simond fell, and her horse kicked out her brains Ieforo she could be rescued. The Brothers Jenkius, living near Saw dust, Columbia County, CJeorgia, went coon hunting, and bayed a 'possum in a log. While cutting the game out tho axe slipped, and one of the brothers received a fractured ! s skull. With his hand hanging in shreds William Erwin, of Morris Plaius, N. J . , walked to a hospital, where the wounded member was amputated. He had leen hunting rabbits, and his gun had been prematurely dis charged. John" and Cyra.3 Mark, of Peublo, Col., went duck shooting, and, seeing a flo-k, were creeping- upon tnem inrougn me nruii. Cyrus was just lehind his brother. His gun caught in the brush and was discharged, and John fell dead, having received the contents in his back. Four voung men started out of Waterto wn partridge hunting. With guns cocked ready ior tiring, they were rauning after a part ridge, when George W. Adams stumbled, his gun was discharge 1, and Charles McCormick, receiving the contents, was instantly killed. . KOREVEH. They Rat together in the sun And Youth and Hope stood hovering near, lake dropping bell -notes one by one Chimed the glad moments soft and clear; And still amid their happy speech. The lovers whispered each to each. --Forever:" Youth spread his wings of rainbow light, "Farewell!' he whispered as he went, They heeded not nor mourned his flight, Wrapped in their measureless content: And still they smiled, and still was heard Tho confidently-uttered word. Forever: Hope stayed, her steadfast smile was sweet. Until the even-time she stayed; Then, with reluctant, noiseless feet She stole into the solem shade; A graver fate moved gently by, And bent and murmured warningly ''Forever: And then where sat the two, sat onel No voice spoke back, no glance replied. Behind her, where she rested lone Hovered the spectre, solemn-eyed; She met his look without a thrill And smiling faintly, whispered still Forever;"' O. sweet, sweet Youth: O, fading Hope! O, ejes by tearful mists made blind! O. hands which vainly reach and grop For a familiar touch and kind, Time pauseth for no lover's kiss; Love for its solace has but this . "Forever: Susan Coolidj. A CLEVER CAPTURE. At three o'clock one morning twenty! years ago I was on a railroad train going from Portage. Wi-eonsin, to Milwaukee-? . I had been out on some private detective work for parties in the latter city, and had succeeded so well that I was both : happy and sleepless. Tin's was the rea- I son I was not in a sleeping car, fast held in the arms of slumber, instead of oc-I cupying a scat in the common coach, with j my eyes very wide open and my wits all ! about me. ! I mavsav, without ctrotism. that I am 1 an observing man. There are others in plenty, but the greater half of humanity go through life with their eyes hnlf shut. My father was a SheriiT for many years, and, as a boy, he taught me to observe and remember. If 1 went down town or out for a walk, I had to tell him, when I got home, who and what I had seen. On one occasion, for failing to report a loose horse I had seen in the -road, I got a sound thrashing, and again, for failing to report a street right, 1113- liberty was taken awaj' for four days. I can thus ruthfully say to you that' I had the habit of observation licked into me, while na ture had kindly furnished me with a very retentive memory. By and by I began to study human character as a profession, and I liked it. I learned to read men's characteristics by their faces, and their thoughts by tlieir actions, and on two occasions this faculty of perception pre vented jail deliveries I was wide awake, as I have told you, ' when the train stopped at a country 1 station on signal. It barely came to a standstill, and ouly one passenger got aboard. The car was pretty. well filled,; and such of the passengers as had seats alone were stretc hed out in sleep. I had sized up even one near me, and had j counted up two honest old fanners, a drover, two milliners, a mechanic and family, and a house painter who was evidently going to the city for work. No one seamed to notice the entrance of the new passenger. It was in October, and he had on a fall overcoat. He carried a heavy valise in one hand, and lie came down the aisle, looking from right to left, until he finally reached my seat. I moved to the window as a hint that I was. ready to share it with him, but he hesitated for a long minute, and looked at me sharply three or four times before he finally sat down. The satchel he placed between his feet. He had not littered a word, and after sitting down he seemed to forget all about me 'Hello! but I have found a two-legged ! hog,' I said to myself after a bit. "I offered him half my scat of my own free 1 will, and he seems to be ma i because I ' did not surrender it all. Old fellow, 1 you are an H.O.O., and no mistake. Let ' me look you over a bit."' i I leaned back against the window, pre j tended to shut my eyes and resume my j nap, and then inventoried the fellow, j He had a hard, cruel face on him, and I felt sure hi was a man with little merc in his heart. I had not been looking at him over two minutes when I saw that he was taking sly glances at me, and that he was -uite anxious about the satchel. In the course of live minutes he turned i around and gave me a thorough looking j over, and I read in the gesture of his j hand and the toss of his head that he i said to himself : I "Bahl Why should I be afraid of ; him :' His dress was that of -a barkeeper i rather flash v. The !cwr drv he wore ave i him away as well. If he was not a bar j keeper lie was at least the owner of a j saloon, and, from his build, I judged j him to be a pugilist of more or less local 1 fame. After one 5-eneral look at his j dress, I began at his collar to make a j closer inspection. His shirt collar kept working up to annoy h:m, and I said to myself that the button was gone and he had fastened it with a pin. In his twist ing around he pulled his overcoat back. f and I saw that the top button on his un- dercoat had been pulled out by a violent jerk, leaving a hole in the cloth. The coat was new, and it would take a heavy wrench to pull the button out that way. I followed his arm down to his right hand, and across the back of it was a long scratch. It was a fresh scratch, for the marks of blood still lingered. My eyes dropped to the stranger's risht lee snd I aw that hU knee was damp and foiled. He had certainly fallen on the rround. I might have reasoned that he fiad met with a very common accident, but I didn't. I said to myself : Old fellow, you hive locked "horns with somebody to get mussed up this way. It is a scrape you don't want known, for you keep throwing anxious glances at inc. If it was only an acci dent you'd get up and fix that collar, growl a little over the spot on your knee, and cuss the railroad company for having a depot platform unprotected by a rail ing at the ends. Wonder what you've got in that satchel ? A traveller with a few clothes in a satchel dr- not have to keep his foot on it while everybody around him is asleep. You are no cu cumber, old fellow, and you've got some thing in there worth watching. I'll try a little trick on you." I had my right hand in my pocket. I carefully worked my knife out. and as it fell to the floor I gave a start. woke up, and bent down to look for it. As I moved my hand toward his feet he cpuickly bent down and moved the satchel into the aisle. Then I was sat is tied that mv surmises were right. Was he a burglar, - i and did the- satchel contain his kit? It was more probable that he was just re turning from an expedition to the coun try, and tint the satchel was full of plunder. 1 was perfectly satisfied as to my man, and I made up my mind to have him arrested as a suspicious character as soon as we reached the city. That was what did take place, only, as there were no officers about the depot as we arrived, I had to take the fellow myself. I let him reach the door of the depot, and then put my hand ou his shoulder. He dropped the satchel and made a bolt, but, fortunately, he ran plump against a hackman who was entering, and both were upset. Before he could get up I had him nipped. On the way to the station house, and speaking for the first time, he asked : "How did you know it was me?" "Oh, easy enough," I answered. "Well, he didn't act square with me, or it would never have come to this." I had no idea to what he referred; but seeing that he w as ready to talk, and be ing anxious to take advantage of the moment, I asked: "Doyou think he is dead!" "Dead as a herring, and the old woman with 'him. However, t he y can't punish me any more for two than one. I was after my own, and when they wouldn't give it to me I determined to take all.' "What weapon did you use?" "Got the axe from the back yard." "And when vou had finished off the old couple you robbed the houe, eh?'' "Well, I took what I wanted, and if I hadn't been the biggest fool on earth you wouldn't have nabbed me." "How?" "Whv, boarding the train at that little station. It was the act of a lunatic, but after I left the farm house I got fright ened. I ran across the fields, fell down, imagined that I was pursued, and bore off to the station and hoisted the signal myself for the train to stop. I suppose Rider gave you the tip and put 30U onto me?" -Ves." "Well, I'll kill him, on sight. That is (with a little laugh) I will if I get the chance. I knew Bider to be a Milwaukee 'gam bler and a hard case, but was completely in the dark as to what crime my prisoner had committed. It was probably a mur der, and near the station where he got on, and from his statements I inferred that it was an old couple. He had pumped himself, and it was certain that I had made a big catch. When wc reached the station, however, my troubles began. There is always an ill-feeling between police and private detective. This feel ing comes almost entirely frcra the po lice. They look upon the private detec tive as a sort of gucrilla; ready to break up the happiest homes or to sell out to the highest bidder. This, unfortunately, is true in many cases, but not in all. As I entered with the prisoner the Captain in charge roughly demanded by wha.t right I had made an arrest. "The ri-ht which any man has to ar rest a murderer, V I replied. "A murderer? Bosh! Where did you get him?" "At the depot." "Well. I shan't lock him up. bet's sec (to the -man), but your face is famil iar to me." " I am Charley Short, bartender in HarrJgan's saloon." "Ah! so you are. Well, what story is this about a murder?" A11 nonsense, sh-" replied Short, who saw how things were drifting and sought to take advantage. "I was on a spree last night and this bloke saw me at the depot and wanted to play smart." "Well, you can mako it cost him dear if you will." "I propose to. Here, take these irons off my wrists!" The satchel was on the floor at my feet. Lifting it up L said to the Cap tain ! "An old co:fple living about forty miles from the city were murdered by this man after midnight last night. Ex amine this satchel if you want proof." "There's nothing in there but laundry work," boldly replied Short. "I set out with it in my hand last night and didn't get drunk enough to lose it. Open her her up and let the Captain see." "Take the irons ell this man'." com manded the Captain as he waved the sitchel down. "If he doesn't capias you before dinner he's not t!.e m in I take him to be." "Aye! he shall pay for putting the irons on to me. Why don't you t::ke em off." Was I drcaminir. Had I made a fool of myself? Had this man confessed a murder to me? I was staggered for the moment. Then I tore at the satchel and bunted off" the poor old lock, and a the receptacle flew open I emptied i3 contents oa the floor. Gold, grt-e nlck.4 silver, bonds, and jewelry ! "Curse you!" growled' the prUoner, is he turned away. The captain turned a pale a death. There were the proof., and he stared at them for a full minute before he could say : "Well, this U a go! I .'hall lock jou up. Short." The man was registered and taken down stairs, and then we counted up tho contents cf the satchel, and made out a value of over ;1;.lkm. When lhi- had been completed I went out after Rider, and inside of an hour he was be hind the bars. He went all to piece a soon as I charge! him with having put up the job for short to carry out, but denied it in the most vigorous manner. "Short has ln-cn telling for a year," h said, "what his uncle out in the country was going to do for him. A few week ago the old man found out what a bad pill his nephew was, anil since then Short ha been up a tree. He told me a week ago that he'd have some of their money one way or the other, a::d when he talked about killing and robbing, I did my best to put the idea oat of his head. I le soft ened up a bit, and I supHsed he had given over. If Charh v short s.ivs I ever advised him to munhr and rob. or that I have had eyes on him for a week pa.t, he's the biggest liar on earth. Well, curiously enough, wc had a mur derer on hand without a murder. That is, no crime had yet been reported. I had secured the murderer without hunt. It was not so easy to tind tho murder. A telegram w;is sent to tho agent at the stition where Short had boarded the train, and he replied flint lie had heard of no crime. It was 1 o'clo. k in the afternoon before he sent a dis patch, saying that an old couple, living about three miles away, had been found in their houc with their head chopped to pieces with an axe. That was the crime of which Short was guilt v and for which he was tried. When he knew that he was in for it he turned boaster, and felt himself a hero. He was delighted to givo me all the particulars. He said : "I lived with I'nele and Aunt Deabro until I was of age. Indeed, I was an adopted son, both my own parents being dead. I came into the city nine year ago as a dry goo is clerk. After a time I got in with some bad fellows, lo-t my place and went to the dogs. For the last three years I have been a gambler, boxer, and confidence man. L'uele went back on me a good while ago, refusing to give me a dollar. He had in hia hands money which honestly belonged to me, for I had worked hard for him for thirteen years. 1 weut out there the other day, to see if he would not give me S00 to buy an interest in a saloon. Aunt Mary was for giving it to me, but the old man was as ugly as a Turk. Wa got into a wrangle at the supper table, and he ordered me out of the house. "I went," said Short after a pause, "and it was only after that I got the idea of robbing the house. The old man never banked a dollar, hut kept everything in a bureau in his bedroom. I sat down on a fence corner on the highway, and thought it all over. I made up my mind that I would enter the hou u after they got to sleep, and steal what I could lay hand on. I did go in about tl o'cloc k, gain ing access by a kitchen window. I took the axe in with mc to intimidate them in case I was discovered. While my uncle was sixty years old, he w:is a vigorous, hearty man, and capable of making a strong light. I don't know whether he suspected I might come back, but I hud not reached the bedroom when - jrne slight noise I made routed him out of bed, and he struck a light and discov ered me. "I want it to stand in court that lift was the aggressor. When he saw mc h yelled out to know what I was doing there. I told him I was bound and de termined to have -fbOO, and if he would count it out I would go away and never trouble him for another dollar. He had a big club at the head of his bed, and intead of stopping to argue with me he sei7.ed the weapon and rushed at me. I had to use the axe. He would have killed me if I hadn't struck him down. Then my aunt came out, screaming for help, and she was about to escape from the house when I hit her. After I had made sure they were both dead I went at it to rob the house, and the plunder I got you found in tbe satchel. That's the whole story, sir. and if tho lawyers can make anything else out of it, let 'em. It seemed such a straight case that there could be no loophole of e.-cape, b it within three days after Short had con fessed to me he engaged two lawyers, re canted all he had said, and when put on trial plead insanity. His friend, aa was afterward known, rai-ed 200 for each lawyer, and the lawyers niovwl heaven and earth to earn their money. One of the instances of Short's alleged insanity was a clear case of bribery and perjury. A man was brought forward to swear that he sat behind the two of us as we carat in that morning on the train, and that he heard Short tell rne that he had killed seventeen people and wa then on his way to Heaven to tell God about it. The person in the -eat behind us was a woman, while the seat ahead was occu pied by two women. This liar's testi mony had great weight, or enough to ! call for a commission of doctors to ex- ! amine and pass upon the question, and the case was tinished hortdied in before thi .his prison bed of heart di-eas-. 1 Yrk $ ar. The report th it short sealskin jackets are the fashion abroad is evidently started by some interested paterfumiliea with a desire to save enough money from the cost of the long ones to pay the butcher's bill-, for a year or buy a paid up insurance policy. I'i'.tJrirj l)ittith. A poet sings: "Two Chords I Struck." Perhaj-T he struck lecause he was toc lazy to saw them. riMo'Mphii Cal.