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1 iiiii an.
: Richmond, as Ever, the Heart of
; A SKETCH OF THE MUSEUM.
An .; iii;; Interest lor t he Visitors,
Wl.c.htr He Comes I n. 111 Hie North
r N0111I1, Ea.-.t or West.
l: ;(,u ci.'i 1 . found a short sketch of
!: 10, t Virginia, North C'urolina,
So'.tli (!.: 1 !.'::t and Georgia in tilt: ( '011
f i. i;iti- M 1. u 111 ut Lh-hmond, Va.
l'm li 1 di-tinctive, 'with it'i rop-
reM i.'nt i c u-L i iit or supervisor, ) but
! I :.-. ' .1 t 1 1 ...;:! .Ui ;.p eiiiii intei -
ft f r lie vi-iior, whether be comes
fi..i,i ti . oi 'ii. Smth, IVt or West;
iti.,1 I ' :. il i itii s lire irresistibly cn-li-'
' ' these, mute but elo-
p ' ' . : !. U has I. -li said in
1!.' ' .,;ii iiiii this museum of !-outh-
cl i is calculated to keep alive
'-! ' "l!!i si! V "'id perpetuate tlie
lio .-;:.'.-!. 1 U ,.: .. tu. cn tho North ami
t!.- 'in tin; contrary, it may be
in !'! I t1 .:t the . -i'le.-t must l,i the oppo
site. t!i:it sentiments of sympathy,
:id -1 11 i' "I'd .-gard rail only be cx-
I M . ut least, has been 1h.(
'' 1 1 1 . 1 1 ! v . it-, c. ,:istant ly
I, aii.'..iM :i Miile exception,
1 .nltltll ! I'lotu the Noitll IUI.I
i-1 1 :
I.v' 1 .
I i' t I,.!-.- i. ili d t!i" museum:
111 . vn Ki'OM.
I if ' I all I Fcnate-;" of Virginia
in . -..! i.l . i.-v (!., sacred to tho
., ..: 'i State., iliuli to her the
II. ot!.. .. aii. She has gal l.ored
u 11 ' . .. . : .ii i v.!!!-i i,f niie room treu
III. . i r Mlent fjrundeiiv of
II o.-i.-li..,, , !): I .1 olnistoli, .laek-
. 1 in - :;!: and A. I'. Hill,
l'i 11:.' Lilt 1 v. . of 'iav haired
11.1:1 unit ''!'!' i '1-1 lr.it ion to tho
l.e.nt o! t n ! :-i:"iild -.meafler
I il.:,-i i:., , . ;i . f f.nt!i's pi-rfeetion
111 iji' li H . I e.i hearted leader ar-
4 llt.i'l I:.: , : : , : 1 1 ' I'l 1 1 d . ' V lli.-t l'll-'U'l'd
I lit;!.-nun . . i;pholdiie; in sppearaiiee,
11: in l.i -iiior ..f "ciith, reserved
I dejm!, ::,.-:, 1:1 r of hi:; eall'-e u:id of
in - .i:7:!t v I it i-i tlio tin cup
and 1 Li'.. :.'- i I.v h:ei (hirintr tho war.
I f 1 1 - lie; I
II-. -I la h
U :!! 1:1 ,
II...I .' t:
. . ei su e hcn ollfreid
i.. . "i.l ! 11;. e what wus
!: ii : wi:h hiui, HO
: 1 a' t i.e Lent cup und
t..n.v.:.il .liieksou and
: .'. : : ! da liin Stuart
po 'M tell the
. oM l.i: ,. s h indeed,
Li 'i " a-. ;;ood soldiers,''
1 over the river
: lut le of tho trees. "
relies of the,., he
ll;' 1111 ! spurs, the ;;amit-
. ; I e the same used liy
: M..'- :li:i-" his imitL-iilesa
1 1 . and ly .Meieier for
1 t mi.- . the gauntlets of
: 1 ;. ii. Joseph '..
'. "'1 hiiver.-aek, iield-
t . I.- II.
Ih-:- . , :!. !! i.nd .-puis, and tho
liaisdh.--. 1 1 . i -i . ' i w : t ' 1 In.-, lilo'.- llo.'U,
that stall ,.-he I tl.e f:i'.;il M-Ul,d fill that
in. 1111, 1 1. 1 .l.iv ::l 'hall-ellor -ville; Stlt-
a !'- eii .-.I. , I t -.iini s:i'!d.-, thesal'l'e
of I'll - 1 . aiiau: e'i:ti'i -; the Clip
and ea;., . i . I'. Miil. and r, lies that
caniiot !, ,!:ii : : ed. and of value le
Voii : ;.l :. '. of 1 I'l, e ilf I ly S!lo
a'e 1 -n.r. . of the -.'Mailt yoilllj
l'i.-:.. ' 1 !,i.i r 1:1... 11 these faces
olie . ,1':"-. I. ,t i.ea:- the fry f the llt'W-
ina.i -. I -. 1 ' 1 ; 1 1' 1 ; I hride. " '.-peak ta lue,
l:,v I . 1 :.!. to !i:e .,'.,-e mol'e," as
.lohitiv 111 t'e- roiieii au.i"ih'.iice, over
I'lin.u - und !,-..s from the Imttletield,
-he he ! t!,,. .l.-i 1 form of her
k:u-:.t ly l-rid.-trrooni. Mm-ii. John l'e
i: I'uni , i.l'. e i al II lit t 'lei's ! ' i;ti. I
A I :i.i- ! . , il'fif". -t:'!id heve hauded
dov. a (...'ether ,! ti. love of lil.erty
and i..:!,',, la.,,!, through three rciiora
tioii -. e,im.- ,.r the mnmied patriots of
t!ir. '.a: I i 1I'.'. I fill. riaited-stia'-.
'i.'....' inieif l.oiinets and j.luves;
: .is -i h .!iie-.p.lii, oeit oil tin!
I la. .'all. I:- ;..id v. , .in I .y t he SoiU hel n
VI' i : t-icy i.l it tin' s..)'ks e.f their
'-"Id I n. i - -i'i, I 1,; ,iiie''s, lie near;
I. di-pat.dies from the
. ' ;im lal I'etialetoii)
:i!:i:i::,i ill I,:. tile, cried:
..! on their muiIs,
!i!:i.ie:-oi; ; are these il !usi riutis
: :, ,'i all ; t eadaut and
:: all to . ;,':t ,.;,., und Hot les;
a! tha:i those who led the
a. I luavtd the hearts and
1 ' t'.i i' me'.i. lmt even more
'. .--!. i .'m! a'l, I c ouraueoiis are
' :'i i 1.: !-. I'.'id liie, whose lnemo
:'i l' i-. !' em as their deeds do till
rid. I ett.-i -, c!i:!te'ii-, Mvonls,
. t . ;..! I ja kei . of "lay and lat
:.:: lo ! ::: f t he re to tell the story
!id sftvi.-e and unooiu-
, . of tho-e i.ieti in jnt.v
" i if "!. u iihoi-.t tho crow u
i v. ai: I 11. ov siivp in uuinelcss
t ! oi 1 . ru-t,
: '1.0.1,... dn-t.
s.-.l aro with the saints, we
' u ! '
1 ill" i,;ni ( i;oi,is i;,',iM.
!'i t'atoiiua offiii.i,s the room
v.s tin- uai.-erv in the home of
;t hiivN. It has n liia-ii'.ti.-i-nt
i :''.a! j.art of li'fhuion.l known
': iiid. It was L'lvon to North
' a a- one .f the choicest apast-
' Man, ion, 1 ailMof North
' i' 'i'.liaut refold durir.ir the
1 riol'otato tho liinnlier of
'":, ': ,"l. and substantiated ly
'"' - they have a memorial
' v . ri is f Cleveland cotintv,
- : -d. It el:i'oits this nust
' a ,- .. : ' i::,-t un - that out of a
- r -ii of in is.it,
a.: , , :.,,ty t;ave the C'onfeilerato
'' '' ;!. In one case is a
1 card w :th a little sjiri of cedar
e i P. :t. w ith these words: "t'ut
' ; t v.lieie t'ol. Charles K.
:. 'ft ... c.t'.i N.rtii Carolina regi-
' .. 1. i:t the lirst hattle of
i v J!, l;." tuly a lit-
- " e.iar. small and insiuiti-
a : . . calls to mind that Hi!
- ' 1 . , i nature's nolileuieu 1
!:- '" 0:1 the altar of his coilll-
! 11. e
il .. anions; the lirst to receive
!: 'loveii.or of Noitli Carolina
' ' . !.;.i, the coiumission of
'1 . ;.e,:u N.ith Caroiitia reui
' : !: i. ui-nent lie raised and
: i- own iNpetise In less
two weeks from tho time he left
...e!.e w as hi-fituht hack a corpse,
n' f.. I... in, r that he won at that
'.-Mtoiv of Manassas. Julv VI,
w.i at a fe.utul co-tto frieinlsaud
-0 is the picture of Henry
hist inaitvr of the war,
i i.to- :;t I -eti. el church, June m, ism.
a v. i ;i . 1 oietiires of other promi
fetit so:.ii.-r and generals. In an in
f. d M o-id ea-e a.-e the etl'ects of the gal-
l hint Sia-.-r leu. porsey l'ender; the
"i:lt ' :Tay in wliifh he wft:5 killed; his
I t ..., inn i, , i.e. s - one as lieutenant in'
I tb-' I lute tatcs anny, jiiveu Una by
j'i "re ?, t I avis. then Secretary ol
' War ;u tiie Cabiuef of l'resiflent Fierce;
l ? tn other hi commiseion of maioi
general in the Confederate SUUs
A beautiful Gag adorns the -wall,
which was ;;iven by the Edgewortn
"ills, of (ireensboro, N. C, to the
(luilford iiays, commanded by Capt.
John Sloan, of tho 27th North Carolina
State Troops. Of the gallant (Jen. L.
0 H. J Jranch, they hare his pistols and
holster and his glove.
A lare frame is failed with important
dispatches from 1 resident Davis" to
(iovernor John V. Ellis, of North Car
olina; also, one of condolence to his
wife on his hearing of the death of
(ioYornor Ellis. There is also the flair
that was presented to the (iovernor bv
Mr. ;. ilayo's girls, of Ivaleigh, the
same flag which draped his ooffin.
THR SOUTH CAROLINA BOOM.
Col. Wade Hampton, of Revolution
ary fame, captured from one of Tarle
ton's Legion a sword ol finest tteel in a
tcahhard beautifully overlaid with tor
toise shell, lie used it during the war
of tlu l.'oltttion and in the war of XftVi.
It descended as an heirloom ttj Jja
";i Hudson, "fJchT Wade fiampton. 'ine
sword once, more aw nervice at First
Manassas wielded by that gallant cav
alry leader. Sheathed now and crossed
with a long sabre, also hiistorio from
having been used by the noble Hamp
ton, it stands in the uniform case in the
South Carolina room, close to the Uni
forms (lsiji-iNi;.-,) of (Jen. James Con
nor, (Jen. M. M. Uary, (Jen. T. M. Lo
pun, Col. K. 1'. Ifarlee, Col. Perrinand
others. Standing guard over the 32-
records and relics hangs a full length
oil portrait of (Jen. Hampton in uni
form, taken during the Confederacy.
Around him are (Jens. McCJowan, But
ler, Connor, Stephen Elliott, 8. 1).
I.ee, J'.rattoti, Wallace, Uaood, Col.
Magood, the youngest colonel in the
Confederate army,) Capt. Langdon
1 heves; the South Carolina war (iover
nor, I'ickens; tho Hon. . Torcher
Miles, aud other heroes of the old Pal
metto State. All these tortraits were
ollected through the personal efforts
.f Mrs. H. V. Itichardson, of Colum
li:i, S. ('. A tablet case contains valu
t'.ile papers, letters, war music, memo
rials, etc Among the battle-scarred
lags in another case rests that of the
Mb South Carolina Regiment, which
vas borne through twenty nine battles.
It hough in tatters the embroidery upon
t, wrought by woman's hand, is well
reserved. May this later work of wo
man, the preservation of Confederate
relics and records in the Confederate
Museum, endure for countless genera
ions to come.
TILE UEOEOIA ROOM.
The room assigned to Georgia was
the draw ing room of the White House
jf the Confederacy, and is one of the
aiost beautiful in the Mansion. In this
room was held the reception given to
'apt, William '(Jrillin Waller and his
hride, who was the sister of President
lavis. Tho sword presented to Capt.
Waller ui on this occasion by President
I avis is now in this room, loaned by
bis dauirhter, Miss Elizabeth Tyler
i 'r. Everard Do Renue bequeathed to
the (Jeorgia room tho very valuable and
jxtensive collection of books, papers,
pictures, and all manner of relics accu
mulated by his mother, Mrs. Mary De
lleuue, a native of Savannah, and a
most devoted Confederate. The books
nlone in this remarkable collection
number over 300, some of them of grept.
rarity and historic interest. They
lemonstrate, many of them, by the
lingy hue of the paper and the dis
tinctiveness of tho print, and further by
tho binding, (in pome instances wall
paper) the dire straits of the South in
the want of material and appliances.
One interesting feature of this
?ollection is tho largo number of
mtograph letters, somo from Presi
lent I 'avis, his Cabinet, the Con
federate (Jenerals aud ninny prominent
nen ot that tune. 1 liree large cases
have already been tilled from this col
lection, und there are yet many articles
in packed. A fourth case, much larger
than tho others, contaiss the relics
winch have been sent from (Jeorgia
Separate oases will be assigned to each
uty as soon as tho number of relics
makes it necessary. A few must be
mentioned to show the unwavering love,
the patient toil, and the faithfulness
Dveu unto death of those who lived in
those sorrowful days. From Savannah
jollies the miniature of Capt. Edward
Kiehardson Cheves, of the staff of (ien.
A. 11. Law ton, w ho was killed in the
battle of Seven Pines at the ago of 19
veil's, lie was the only sou of his
mother, and she was a widow,
''rum Augusta a loving sister has
out in memory of her brother,
lldward 11. Hall, a large num
ber of war photographs and relics
of different kinds. 1 his brother, who
was killed at Murfreesboro, Tenn.,was
color bearer of Company I, 1st (Jeor
gia Volunteers. A pair of trousers worn
by Sergt. John W. Eester, woven from
cow's hair by his mother, and the shut
tle with which they were woven, comes
from Americus. Amongst the portraits
hv the side of her brothers, (Jens. How
ell and T. R. If. Cobb, hangs one of
.Mrs. Mary Cobb Johnson, of Atlanta.
This heron; woman personally supenn
tended the exhuming and giving Chris
tian burial to ;!,tHio unknown Confeder
ate soldiers. ''This that she has done
shall be told as a memorial of her."
Work of a Cyclone.
A special to the Evening Constitution
A Monday from Arlington, Oa. , says:
V cyclone struck this town and has left
behind it a trail of death and disaster.
1 he high school building was blown to
pieces and from the wreck nearly a huu
lied people dead, dviug and injured
have already been taken out.
Rlakely, (Ja , was struck dy a severe
torm also which did enormous damage
and io-t several lives. The chaos
: ansod by the storm is still present, and
during tho confusion nothing can be
letinitcly learned as to the amount of
harm done or the number of lives lost,
.t is know n, however, that several are
ii i1 led and many more so severely in
Itired that they will probably die.
A special from Washington, Ind. ,
ays: A small cyclone struck this coun
iry at 4 o'clock." The north wall of the
-wan 1 ond school building was torn
ant and the stone cross on St. Simon's
chun-V steeple was blown off and bro
ken. any trees were uprooted and
At Wheatland, Ind., at an early hour
a cyclone passed over the town doing
much damage. Many houses were un
roofed and trees and fences destroyed.
r- o) wr.s seriously injured.
No Action at l'resent.
The declaration of a blockade of the
island of Crete by the allied powers has
raised a serious question of interna
tional law and it is said that the stop
ping of a vessel of another nation going
to ( veto would amount to an act of war
agtiitist that nation; all Americans in
ininldn are anxiously awaiting Secre
tin v Sherman's rerly to the notice of
the I lockade which has been le sent to
. i:r fovpiimieut. The United States
wdl take no action at present regarding
th Cretan blockade. Secretary Sher
man says le will fimrly acknowledge
the levcipt of the notes irom tne repre
...ntiitivfs in Washington, of the pow-
tis,' which were delivered to him Monday.
HARD BLOW AT RAILROADS.
Supreme Court Decision May Cause a
IJig Rate War.
Within a week it is expected by high
railroad officials that not one of the or
ganizations having jurisdiction over
passenger and freight rates will be in
existence in this country, as a result of
the plain decision of the United States
Supreme Court that all associations
which have for their purpose the main
tenance of agreed rates and the division
pf traffic are illegal. The oldest organi
zations of this character must go to
pieces. In fact the work of disintegra
tion has begun, the legal advisers of the
great railroads being quick to grasp the
hopelessness of the situation, so far as
continued membership in these associa
tions was concerned. General Solicitor
Keuna, of the Santa Fe system, advised
the traffic manager of that road to with
draw immediately from all freight as
sociations of which it has been a mem
ber. On reliable authority it was stated
that the following important, lines have
also decided to give notice of withdraw
al: The Wisconsin Central, St. Louis
and Kan Francisco, the Minneapolis
and St. Louis and the Chicago Great
The peremptory action of all these
companies means the certain disruption
of the following associations and com
mittees: Western Freight Association,
I'rans-Continentiil Psssenger Associa
tion, Southwestern Traffic Association,
Trans-Missouri Association, Southwest
ern Passenger Committee, Mississippi
Valley Freight Committee, St.
Paul and Minneapolis Rate Associa
tion, Colorado Freight Association, the
Local Passenger Association of St.
Louis, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Den
ver and ( hicairo, Local Freight Agents
Association of Chicago, St. Louis Asso
ciation of General Passenger Agents,
Chicago and St. Louia Traffic Associa
tion, Western Classification Committee
and Minneapolis Central Freight Asso
ciation. 'I he concensus of opinion is that a
period of widespread and disastrous
rate disturbance is at hand, because
each road can now do as it pleases, and
cut rates, openly and secretly, regard
less of the interstate commerce law.
Railroad men and shippers agree that
such conditions will work injury to the
general public, giving big shippers and
merchants who get lowest rates an ad
vantage over competitors.
Wreck on the Southern.
Tassenger trein No. 11, on the South
ern Railway, was wrecked near Blacks
burg, S. C. , Wednesday afternoon. The
train consisted of engine No. 2SB, mail
and baggage cars, one second-class
coach one lirst-class coach and one
deadhead sleeper, "Hazelmere." The
engine, mail and baggage cars stopped
entirely clear of the main line, all
right side up, except the tank and en
gine. Tho list of injured were: En
gineer Chatham, bruises on hand, head
and foot; Fireman Hulsey, hurt on an
kle and hands; Flagman Chapman, leg
hurt; Robert Mansfield, postal clerk,
injured on arm and chest. The dam
age to the train was slight. The cause
of the accident has not been ascer
tained. Town Completely Under Water.
The town of Elba, on Pea river, in
Coffee county, Alabama, is completely
covered with water. It is six feet deep
in the public square, and flowing
through every business house in town.
Geneva, at tho junction of Pea and
Choctawatchie rivers, is in almost the
same condition. Every bridge in Cof
fee county has been swept away.
There is much suffering throughout the
flood territory. Twelve bridges have
been washed away in Parbour county
and much damage done to farming in
terests. Merlin's Centenary Ceremonies.
In the celebration attending the cen
tenary ceremonies of Kaiser Wilhelm
T, Emperor of Germany, Tuesday it is
estimated that upwards of 20,000 per
sons marched in the procession, which
was of the most gorgeous description.
Many of the historic costumes worn by
the paraders were of costly material ana
ornamentation and of artistic design.
Prince Bismarck has beri the recipient
of almost countless telegraphic, written
and verbal congratulations in connec
tion with the centenary of the Emperor.
Fatal Collision at Aiigustn.
An open switch caused a head-end
collision between two trains on the
South Carolina & Georgia Railroad just
across tho river from Augusta Wednes
day afternoon, which J. T. Ewing,
fireman on the accommodation, was
killed. Tho passengers were badly
shaken up, but no other serious damage
was done. The Aiken accommodation,
coming to Augusta, ran into a siding,
colliding with a shifting engine at
tached to a train of freight cars.
ABOTT "TO BREAK DOWX.
OBlce-Seekers Are Plaeins Too Great
a Strain Upon McKinley.
President McKinley is show ing the
effect of the pressure upon him for of
fice. He arlves to each visitor a courte
ous hearing, but the tax on his vitality
is very severe. 1 he olhee-6eekers are
at the" White House w hen the doors are
opened in the morning and they remain
in evidence until the 1 resident is com
pelled, through sheer fatigue, to seek
the seclusion of his private apartments.
I'he warm weather of the past few days
has added to his discomfort and it has
been suggested that he spend an occa
sional day in rest at the seashore, or in
the country near the city. The Presi
dent insists upon staying at his desk as
iong as his strength will permit. His
friends believe that if be does not take
a brief outing he will break down from
overwork. They maintain that he has
been nnder a terrific strain since his
nomination last June, and that it is not
in human nature to continue it indefi
nitely. Another Texas Failure.
At Paris, Tex., Wednesday morning,
John Dixon filed a deed of trust, cov
ering Lis 6tock of clothing, etc., to 0.
C. Connor, to the amount of $o2,100.
A large portion of it is borrowed money,
due to the Farmers and Merchants'
Bank, and local capitalists and whole
sale merchants iu other cities. The
failure was caused by the closing of the
Farmers and Merchants' Bank.
Munitions of War.
The Petersburg (Va.) Iron Works
Company, which has a large contract
for furnishing the United States Gov
ernment with munitions of war, shipped
Tuesday 83t,tHHj pounds of projectiles
to the arsenals at Sandy Hook and
Fortress Monroe. The "company Las
just received from the Ordnance De
partment at Wabhingten another large
order for projectile.
NEWS ITEMS CONDENSED.
Southern Pencil Pointers.
Attorney-General Boyle "has ruled
that the anti-trust law juet passed by
the iventucay Legislature applies to la
The office of shipping commissioner
at Mobile, Ala., has been abolished by
Secretary (J age, and the same action
will be taken with reference to the same
position at Brunwick, (Ja.
Martin Wipe & Fitzhugh, of Paris,
Texas, one of the largest cotton firms
in the South, assigns.
Mrs. Chas. A. Collier, wife of At
lanta's major, died at her home Wed
nesday of nervous prostration.
Tho I.ouisviile Chair' Company has
assigned. Liabilities are JJiiO.DUO. It
is claimed the assets are much larger.
Col. John Churchill, owner of tho
celebrated Churchill downs, died at
Louisville, Ky., aged 78. He left an
estate valved at 7ou,000 to his wife and
IJ. R. Riordan, formerly a Charles
ton (S. ('.) journalist, but recently liv
ing in New York, died at his residence
in the metropolis March 21. He was
a native of Virginia and 5'J years old.
John T. Smith, a negro preacher,
was shot dead at Scottsbbro, Ala. He
was charged w ith outraging the wife of
a white farmer.
J. R. Littlejohu assaulted his wife, at
Danville, Va , beating her with a stick
He was arrested and locked up aud
later was found dead in his cell, having
At Houston, Texas, Walter Hughes
was shot dead in attempting to kidnap
a daughter of Frank Dunn, a wealthy
resident of that city. The purpose of
the would-be-kidnapper was to keep
the girl iu captivity aud demand ?f40,
000 ransom for restoring her to her
Geo. E. Bennett, formerly of
Pennsylvania, committed suicide at
Fayettev lie, X. C, by drinking four
ounces of laudanum. He left a letter
attributing his reason for sjiieide to a
All About the North.
Iron ore producers of Pittsburg, Ta.,
have made a cut of from 4 to 2.155 per
Five children, all under 12 years of
age, were burned to death at their
home at Laddsdale, la., Wednesday
The bursting of a flywheel in the
Edgar Thompson steel works at Pitts
burg, Pa., wrecked the building aud
fatally injured two persons.
The large factory of the Acme Bicycle
Manufacturing Company, Reading, Pa ,
was burned 'I hursday, causing a loss of
ST.), 000, on which there is an insurance
of oft,o:)0. Over 400 hands were ren
dered idle. Tho company will rebuild.
George Dixon, eh impion feather,
weight pugilist, defeated Frank Erne
of liuffalo, at New York Wednesday
night in the 21st round.
At Centre City, Minn., Tuesday
morning George Kelly w'as hauged in
the county jail for complicity in the
murder of Edward Paul and Jacob
Mr. Archie Paxton, of Xew York,
clerk to the Assembly of that State for
many years, will be appointed Second
The handsome residence of the late
A. A. Cohen at Alameda, Cal , has
been destroyed by fire. When built it
was said to have cost, with its contents,
over .-J.iOO, t00. The total insurance on
house and contents was $15-,000.
A sharp earthquake was felt Tuesday
evening at Malone, N. Y. Also at
Montreal, Can., a heavy shock caused
great alarm. Dispatches from various
points in eastern Ontario report simi
lar shocks, but without any damage of
The three most dangerous convicts in
tho Joliet (111.) penitentiary escaped
Monday morning by sawing the iron
bars of the wi-idow in two. They are
all noted counterfeiters.
At Center City, Minn., George Kelly
was hanged f-r complicity in the mur
der of Edward Paul and Jacob Hayes.
' Seven Chicago, III., women have lost
2-", oi) j by following an astrologer's ad
vice in wheat gambling.
Christian Kiolneeker, of Philadel
phia, died in a hospital from blows re
ceived in a prize right.
The Franklin sugar re finely, at
Philadelphia, Pa,, will soon bo started
up again, giving employment to 1,000
Ten persons were injured aud one
killed in a wreck on the Haiti more and
Ohio Railroad near Oakland, Md.
Valuable estates in Peru have been
destroyed by recent freshets on the
The Taris Figaro savs the govern
ment will ask the Chamber ef Deputies
to vote a credit of 160,000,000 for the
construction of 4o new warships and lt-
torpedo boi ts.
The President has sent to the Senate
the nomination of Chester G. Brush of
Connecticut to be recorder of the gen
eral laud office.
President McKinlev has granted a
respite to four men, wlio were to have
been hanged Tuesday at Santa Fe, New
Mexico. Reports from Loudon to the New
York Times tell of shocking revelations
of the custom of wife and husband
murdering in Austria aud Hungarv. A
chemist made the remark that all the
village cemeteries iu Styria were full of
Ian Maclaren is to be called before a
Presbyterian synod to give an account
of his alleged unorthodox holdings.
According to the War Office statistics
Spain has sent, up to the end of is;,
HtS,o47 men and 40 generals to Cuba.
The deaths in the field and from yel
low fever and other diseases were
four generals and 22,731 men nn.
The celebration of centennary of Em
lorer William I, who was born
March 22, 17'.7, which began Monday
was observed throughout Germany as
the national holiday.
Thei sueof standard silver dollars
from the mints and Treasury offices for
the week ending March 20, was 817,
S32; and for the corresponding period
last year was 34 22,0V). The shipment
of fractional silver coins from March 1
to 20, aggregated 495.030.
Reports from Washington say that
Gen. Wade Hampton's condition i
The Philadelphia branch of the na
tional Republican l eague of Busine. 8
Men has requested the former i'ottmas-ter-General,
John Wanamaker, to be
come a candidate for State Treasurer
before the next Republican State Convention.
TIIE DESTRUCTIVE CYCLONE.
Further Reports From the Work of
the Winds In Alabama and JeorgU.
Family of Eight Persons Drowned.
A special to the Chicago Tribune
from Eufaula, Ala., under date
of the2:jd, says: This city is central
in a section which was swept by a tor
nado on the 22d, in which death and
disaster has played a dreadful part.
1 or several days there has been Bum
mer mildness" all through southwest
Georgia and southwest Alabama, the
country tributary to the Chattahoochee
river. On Sunday the thermometer
went up to 8o and the air was oppres
sive. Monday morning leaden skies
and an increasing wind pressure pre
ceded a storm which came sweeping
along with terriflo force. Shutters
and roofs pave way, and for two hours
there was terror and desolation, when
tho tornado passed off to the northwest,
coursing along the Chattahoochee val
ley. 1 he reiMji ts soon coming in told
of the horrible devastation.
The town of Blakeley, in Georgia
was nearly lifted out of existence, and
people seeking refuge indoors were as
badly knocked about by creaking and
falling timbers as were those on the
outside, who were unable to dodge
fence rails and other flying missiles.
From Henry county, Alabama,
around Abbeville, there come 6tories of
death and wreck. A family of live per
sons are reported killed near Geneva.
A second disaster, that of floods, is now
upou the country. The rivers and
creeks are swelling with the rainfall,
which almost resembled a cloudburst
in its copiousness. Cn both sides of
the Chattahoochee, south of this, the
fields are overflowed, destroying all the
winter's work of preparation, carrying
away cabins and stock. News has been
received of the drowning of a family of
eight members on the Alabama side of
the river, in Henry couuty. Richard
Manson, with his wife and six children,
lived on the river bank, and at the
crossing of the Central railroad from
Columbus. The waters rushed in and
befor they could escape all were lost.
CIVIL SERVKK HOLDS.
Lonj; Makes a Sound Ruling In the
Secretary John D. Long, of the Navy
Department, has made an emphatic an
swer to congressional delegations from
New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia ant
California, who have been requesting
bim for the past twoweeksto "letdown
the bars" at the Brooklyn, League Is
land, Norfolk and Mare Island navy
yards, so as to admit party workers into
them irrespective of merit qualifica
tions. It has been alleged that in car
rying into effect the civil service regit
lations favoritism was shown to Demo
crats. Mr. Long replies that when the
system of employing mechanics and la
borers upon merit first went into effect
itjwas reasonable to suppose that those
who were to administer the regulations
would make some mistakes, but "favrr
itism wiil not be allowel." Then he
adds these explicit instructions: rt
is in tho intention of tho department to
enforce fairly aud justly the regulations
as promulgated, and to disarm unjust
criticipn it is necessary that the atten
tion of each official at tho yard under
your command be called to what is
expected of him, as to the certainty of
punishment of any person er trusted
with the enforcement of the labor regu
lations who violates them, or fails,
through carelessness or negligence to
perform the duties expected and ro
quired of him.
' The department desires you to per
sonally communicate to officials at the
yard under your command its views as
expressed above. "
THE PURCHASE OE CUBA
Reins Considered by the American
iiovrrnmeut and Spanish Minister.
It is declared at Havanna in Spaninh
circles, upon the strength of private
dispatches received from the United
States, that the administration at
Washington is planning in co-operation
with the Spanish Minister, i-enor De
lome, somo solution of the Cuban prob
lem. The news is that the plan which is
being considered by the American gov
ernment and the Spanish Minister is
the old scheme of ending the war in
Cuba by an indemnity to be paid by the
island to Spain in exchange for tho rec
ognition of its independence.
it is added that in the opinion of
some persons well acquainted in Wash
ington with the Spanish Minister,
Spain, under the Government of Senor
( anovas, is inclined to oiler more liber
al home rule to Cuba than that con
tained in the last decree of reforms, in
stead of accepting the plan of indemni
ty, which means the sale of the island.
THE RAGIN; MISSISSIPPI.
Lives Lost, Stock Drowned, the
Country Desolated Worst Is Not
A special from St. Lon'?, Mo., under
late of the 20th, Fays: Tho earning
lent out by tho Government signal ser
iice on the l;dh that the Mississippi
Kiver and its tributaries would con
tinue to rise has been i ulniied to the
letter. The communication with the
dooded section has become difficult,
but dispatches received from widely
separated points show that all have
suffered alike. It is estimated that a
section of country with an area equal
to that of the State of Missouri ia now
mder water, and that the worst is not
aver. Advices from Cairo. 1'adacah,
Memphis and Helena show that the
reg'on begiuuing North of Xew Madrid,
. o., west to ami including the valleys
jf the St. Francis, the N hite and the
u kansaa rivers in Arkansas, cast in
entucky and Tennesste, the valleys of
:he Tennessee, tho Cache, the Obion
nd the Yazoo rivers, and south to the
ued river are under water. The inter
vening ranges of hills and high ground
ue the only places of refuge. 'I he dis
patches received here tell but one story
- iives lost, stock drowned and country
lesolated. At Cairo, Illinois, the river
-ea -hed f.O.'.i feet and rising 6lowly,
Lich is but one foot short of the high
record of 1 SS5. All the country south
if there to Memphis is submerged. A
relief steamer from the fiats below
Bird's l'oint brought in four families.
;t is reported that a flat boat contain
ng a number of people was sunk at Is
aud No. 10.
All the cotton fields in the valley of
Forked Deer River in Tennessee, are
mder water, lhe Memphis Relief As
jociation has five boats at work. These
ooats go to poins that are some twenty
mles from 6treams navigable in ordina
ry stages of water, 'lhe unanimous
Vpiniou of St Louis river men is that
;onditions must become wor.-e Kfore
there can be permanent relief, il.t.v
jay that numerous breaks in tLe lower
levees are really blessings, a9 they are
uatural outlets for the deluge that it
-trtain to crAe from the melting snows
.f tba Xorth.
A QUICK HEARING
Will Be Had of Appeal In Traffic As
Attorney-General McKenna has di
rected District Attorney McFarlane at
New York to take an appeal from the
decision of the circuit court of appeals,
delivered at New York last Friday, in
favor of the Joint Traffic Association,
composed of Eastern trunk lines. This
case is closely allied to that of the
lrans-Missouri freight association, in
w hich the United States Supreme Court
last Monday held that the anti-trust law
was constitutional. The same questions
aro involved as in the Trans-Missouri
case with the addition that the Joint
1 raffle Association is charged with vio
lation of the anti-iooling clause of the
inter-state commerce act. The circuit
court of appeals held that the United
States had no right to go into court in
an attempt to dissolve the association
under either the anti-trust or inter-state
commerce acs. It is contended at the
department of justice that even the dis
senting opinion of the Supreme Court
did not sustain points sustained by the
circuit court of appeals.
When the papers in tho appeal arrive
the Attoruej--(Jeneral will ask the
Supreme court to advance the case
so that it may be heard at the present
Another Road Draws Out.
The St. Louis and San Francisco rail
road Thursday gave notice of with
drawal from all the traffic associations,
both freight and passenger, in the West
and Southw est. This "action is taken
on account of the Supreme Court decis
ion on Tuesday decluring the Trans
Missouri Traffic Association to be il
legal. So far no action has been taken
by any of the car service associa
tions. News of the Flood.
Another break in the levee at Fifteen
Mile Bayou, nine miles below Modoc,
Ark., is reported. It is now over live
hundred feet in width and hourly in
creasing. Assistant United States En
gineer Notty states that in his opinion
all the White river levee system, from
'oloc south, will eventually go to
i Kansas City, Mo., the Missouri
river is w ithin 2 feet of the danger liue
and the indications are that it will
go at least one foot higher. The bottom
at the mouth of the Kaw river is over
flowed and tho squatters have been
compelled to take refuge on the bluffs.
The Relt Line Hailway tracks are un
der water in places and serious trouble
is feared. The Armour 1'acking Com
pany has a large force of men at work
to guard against damage by the expect
Several more breaks in the levee at
Bird's ioint have occurred and a cur
rent of water as strong as a mill race is
rushing through the center of that vil
lage. Already a dozen houses have
been swept from their foundations and
it now looks as if there will not be a
building left in the place. Fortunately
the dwellers had ample warning and
removed most of their household goods
With one exception, the bridge.over
the Flint river, at Albany, (la., there
is not a public bridge left in the county.
The iron bridge across the Kinchee
foonee creek, recently built jo:ntly by
Doughty aud Lee counties and costing
" i was swept away without a vestige
Huckct Shops Win.
Judge Norton, of the circuit court,
has overruled the motion of the board
of trade of Chicago, the Western Union
Telegraph Company, tho Gold and
Stock Telegraph Company and the Pos
tal 1 elegraph Company to dissolve the
temiHJiary injunctions, restraining
these parties from detaching telegraph
wires from lhe place of busines of Har
ry E. Wyly and the W. A. Michel Com
mission Company et al., and from re
moving "tickers" and from cutting off
or in any wise interfering with "the
supply of information as has been here
in concluding his decision, the Judge
suj-s: "The defendant telegraph com
panies have been so long permitted to
continue to transmit to the public the
'market news' and said telegraph com
panies have been so long employed by
the public so to do that said companies
may new be considered as agents of the
public for that purpose, recognized as
such by the board of trade. "
Free Silver Republicans.
A new political party has been
launched in Nebraska. It is composed
of members who have heretofore affili
ated with the Republicans, but last No
vember voted for W. J. Bryan for Pres
ident on the currency question alone.
The convention which met in Lincoln
was not largely attended. Chailes
Wooster, a member of tho lower house
of the Legislature, was made chair
man. The present name Free Silver
Republicans of Nebraska was retained.
Judge I). D. Gregory, of Omaha, was
made the Xebraska member of the Xa
tional Committee and a State organiza
tion was effected. Six Congressional
district committeemen were also select
ed and arrangements perfected for car
rying on an active campaign. Contrary
to expectations, Mr. Bryan was not
Three Friends Seized.
At Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday the
steamer Threo Friends, which arrived
in port Thursday, has again been seized
by order of the United States Court, in
accordance with the recent decision of
the Supreme Court, in the libel cave
pending against the boat. The bend
was cancelled, after which a deputy
marshal was placed in charge. The tug
will be allowed to do towing on the
river, pending a trial of the case
Birmingham's Big Cotton Mill.
At Birmingham the Avondaie m:)j,
capital S-VKJ.iXHJ, were formally launch
ed Thursday night with I'mi,"o,io of the
Ftock subscribed. At a meeting of the
stockholders B. B. Comer was elected
president and treasurer and David
Trainer, secretary and general manager.
The following were elected a board of
directors: B. B. Comer, Holert Jami
son, W. J. Milner, David Trainer and
M. V. Joseph, Birmingham; C. H.
Hutchins, Worcester, Mass. ; D. M.
Thompson, Providence, R. I. ; and J.
P. Wilson and H. S. Chadwick, Char
lotte, X. C.
LuU Found Guilty.
The jury in the case of Dr. Jo3e Luis,
who has been on trial in the United
States Court at Baltimore on the charge
of conspiracy with General Roloff, to
send a filibustering expedition to Cuba
in July, 1S93, on the steamship James
Woodall, returned a verdict of guilty.
A motion was made for a new trial.
New York Follows Georgia.
Both anti-tru6t bill 6 introduced by
the Lexow trust investigating commit
tee at Albany, X. Y., have passed the
Assembly without amendment. Tb
iow go t thj gtsata for yt:s.
FI Fl Y- FI F T II CON C. K ESS.
Report of the Proceedings from Day
Movdat. The legislative session cf
the Senate lasted alnrnt 40 minutes, the
arbitration treaty between the United
States and Great Britain being taken
up thereafter, behind closed doors. In
the short open session nearly sin bills
were introduced and many o'thers were
retorted back from committees. In
cluded in the latter were the "free
homestead" bill, and the immigration
bill, with the provision as to Canadian
laliorer eliminated, lioth of which weie
under consideration in the last Con
gress, the latter failing to become a
law owing to President Cleveland's
veto. The four great appropriation
bills, the agricultural, the Indiana, the
sundry civil and the general deficiency,
which also failed for lack of Mr. Cleve
land's signature, and which were re
introduced and passed last week by
the House, were referred to the com
mittee on appropriations. The House
joint resolution was passed extending
until December next the investigation
as to the use of alcohol in the arts, by
a joint commission of Congress.
XfESDAY. The Senate indulged in
ap almost one-sided denunciation of the
civil service law and its administration.
( )nly one Senator, Lodge, defended the
law, and the upshot of it all was that a
motion was agreed to, without a divis
ion, but amended so as to instruct the
committee on civil service and retrench
ment to inquire and rejort whether the
civil service law should be continued,
amended or repealed. Turpie (Dem ),
of Indiana, made an argument in favor
of a constitutional amendment to make
United States Senators elected by the
popular vote instead of by the State
Legislatures. These bills were passed
by the Senate: Directing the Secretary
of War to furnish a thousand touts to
shelter aud relieve the sufferers from
the flood in tho Mississippi ri er; to
amend the act repealing the timber cul
ture laws. A constitutional amend
ment to make the 30th of April
inauguration day was introduced by
Wedn bsdat. The Senate spent only
half an hour in oien session
today, the remainder of the time
being given to the consideration
of the arbitration treaty, behind
closed closed doors. The agricultural
appropriation bill, one of the four
money bills that failed at the last ses
sion, was reiKirted back in the shape in
w hich it passed the House last week,
and was placed on the calendar. It ill
be acted on at an early day.
The attack uion the civil service law
and its administration, which distin
guished yesterday's proceedings, was
followed up today by the introduction
of two bills, one by Mr. Allen, Popu
list, of Nebraska, for the repeal and
annulment of the law and of all execu
tive orders issued under it: and the
other by Mr. Pritchard; Republican of
North Carolina, chairman of the com
mittee on civil service and retrench
ment, modifying it in its application to
tho Government Printing Office.
While in executive session the Sen
ate confirmed the nominations of Rin
ger Hermann, of Oregon, to be Com
missioner of the General Land Office,
and Ernest C. Timine, of Wisconsin, to
be Auditor of the State Department.
Thiksdat. Among the bills intro
duced and referred was one by Mr.
Foraker, Republican, of Ohio, to pro
vide a modern organization of the ar
tillery of the army. Mr. Pasco pre
sented, in an amended form, the cre
dentials of John A. Henderson as Sen
ator from the otate of Florida, ui.der
apiiointmeut by the (iovernor, until the
uext meeting of the Legislature in
April next. Air. Hoar stated that no
action had been taken by the commit
tee on privileges and elections in tho
matter of the admission of Senators, the
appointment of Governors.
At 12:20, on motion of Mr. Davis, Re
publican, of Minnesota, acting chair
man of the committee on foreign rela
tions, the Senate proceeded to the con
sideration (with the doors closed) of
the arbitration treaty. At 3 p. m. the
doors were re-opened and the unfin
ished business, the bankruptcy bill, was
taken up, the bill being read in ex ten -so.
The reading of the bill occupied
exactly one hour. Some formal amend
ments were offered by Mr. Hoar and
were agreed to. Mr. Nelson, Republi
can, of Minnesota, offered a substitute
tor the bill, which was also read in full,
and when it was concluded, the Senate,
at 4:20 p. in., adjourned.
Three minor nominations only were
continued bv the Senate, of local inter
est to New England and Ohio.
Friday. Mr. Gray, Democrat, of
fered a resolution for printing the re
cent decision of the Supreme Court in
the Trans-Missouri case. Mr. Cullom,
of Illinois, stated in that connection,
that he had received a large numlr of
letters aud telegrams, asking tor print
ed copies of the decision aud that at
least 1,000 copies ought to lie printed.
Mr. Cockrell, Democrat, Missouri,
suggested that after the decision wns
printed as a Senate document, addi
tional copies could be ordered, within
a cost of 500. The resolution was then
Mr. Morgan offered a resolution
which was agreed to, directing the A t
torney General to inform the Senate
whether any, and if so, what agreement
has been entered into by the President,
or any of the departments relating to
the future disposition of the Union
t acific Railroad property, by sale or
A resolution was offered by Mr.
Lodge, Republican, of Massachusetts,
calling for copies of all papers and cor
resiondence, diplomatic or otherwise,
on file in the State Department relating
to the arrest and imprisonment in Cuba
of two American sailors, Kicheliu and
Polton. A large number of bills were
introduced, among them one by Mr.
(juay. Republican, of Pennsylvania,
by request, to suppress pauperism; and
by Mr. Cullom, Republican, of Illinois,
to promote aerial transportation. At 4
o'clock the Senate adjourned until
Monday. lhe tariff debate was fair
ly and regularly started in the House
The reading of the bill occupied nearly
two hours and a half, although there
was no pretense on the part of the clerk
that he was followintr the text in lull.
Dingley, 'Rep. ) of Maine, made t'ie
0ening speech, and it was an exhaus
tive explanation and defense of the
measure. Wheeler, (Dem. ) of Alabama,
asserted that the prosperity which the
people of the United States ha I enjov--ed
had been the result of their own in
dustry and energy ; not of the protective
F.vstem, etc. He was followed by Hop
kins, (I'eti. ) fif Illinois, in favor of the
bill, and against it by Bell, iPop. ) of
Colorado. At 0 o'clock a recess wu
taken nntil h p. m. , when the continu
ance of the debate was had.
Tuesday, 'l he House had t he iecou
day's debate on the tariff bill. 1 he
event of the day was the speech of M..i
liver. He held" the attention of t'ie
whole House, Democrats and Republi
cans alike, for over one hour, and kept
his hearers laughing heartily nt-a i
from start to finish by his humor
ous deseript on of the effect of
free trad,, or tanff for revenue only.
Hia Aloqtwut periods in ftdvocacv
lal defenw ol ib- pr?t1nw tariff
lolioy aroused his poliTical associ
ates to a high state of enthusiasm.
Other speeches on the bill were
made by Messrs. (iibson, (Hep.) of
Tennessee: I ace v. (Hep 1 of loa:
Xewlands, (Sil ) of Colorado, the hitter
of whom sjioke as an opponent of the
Republican party's financial policy,
but as an advocate of protection "A
full measure of prosiority, he claimed,
would never be restored to the coiutrv
until the old time parity of silver with
gold wa re-established. The speeches
in opjiosition to the bill were made bv
Dotkery, (Dem ) of Missouri, who at
tacked the agricultural schedule, par
ticularly, and Mr. Mcl am in, (Dem )
of South Carolina, who advocated a
tariff on cotton and rice, and announced
his opposition to the ioliov of free raw
material, lhe Senate joint resolution
appropriating 1.'.,000 to enable tho
Secretary of War to purchase tents for
the houseless victims of the Mississippi
river flood was agreed to
Wednesday Largo audiences in the
the galleries, and an unusually large
attendance ou the fl.ior of the ! louse of
Representatives, heard the third day's
general debate upon the tariff bill. 'The
principal Seeches of the day were those
of Johnson, of North Dakota; (Jrosve
nor, of Ohio, and Evans, of Kentucky.
Republican members of the Coinmitt. e
on Ways and -Means, in favor of the
bill, and of McMillin, id Tennessee. tin
oldest Democratic member, against it
Other speakers were Fox, Democrat, ol
Mississippi; Sims, Democrat, of Teu
nesee; Torry, Democrat, of Ai
kansas; Sayers, Democrat. of
Texas, and Mad.lox, Democrat, ol
Georgia against the bill ; and by Adams.
Republican, of Pennsvlvauia, and
Walker, Republican, of Massachusetts,
in favor of it. The general debate will
be closed Thursday, when Russell, ol
Connecticut; Palzell, of Pennsylvania:
Steele, of Indiana, and Payne," of New
York, Republicans, members of the
committee on ways and means, and
Bailey, of Texas, the Democratic leal
er, will speak.
Mr. Brownlow, Republican, of Ten
nessee, introduced in the House a bill
establishing a department of com
merce, labor and manufactures.
Thursday. This was tho last
day of general debate on tho
tariff bill in the House of Repre
sentatives under the order apopt
ed last week but, because Mr. Pailey's
throat would not permit him to speak
this afternoon, an agreement was mu le
to give two hours to general debate
juat before taking the vote next Wed
nesday, which will be occupied by him
self and Mr. 1 ingley.
The proceedings were unusually in
teresting, and they were listened to
generally by a large number of mem
bers and crowded galleries. Speeches
against the bill were made by Messrs.
Talbert, Democrat, of Pennsylvania;
Clark, Democrat, of Missouri; Mc'.Juirc,
Democrat, of California; ( innn. Popu
list, of Idaho; Simpson. Populist, of
Kansas; Cox, Democrat. (,.' Icni'i .'.-;
McHae, Democrat, of Ark.i'.i -is; Uurke,
Democrat, of Texas; Lent., Peinociat.
of Ohio, and De Vrmoiid, Democrat, of
Missouri. In its favor speeches were
made by Messrs. Tawney, Kcpuhlicuii.
of Minnesota; Dalzell. Ilepubln-an, of
Pennsylvania; Russell, Ut-publicii'i, I
Connecticut, ami Payne, R.-publican.
of Xew York, members of tho cou.u.it
tee on ways and mnns; and Crow, P
publican, of Pennsylvania; Col: on, He
publican, of Kentucky, and Haw icy,
Republican, of Texas.
At the evening session the debate on
the tariff bill was continued Mr.
Skinner, Populist, of Noith Carolina,
in supporting the bill, said tlu-.t if for
the past 2' years tho South In I o.-.-n
trying for protection as the Noithand
East had, it would today bo the most
prosiierous section of tho oountry.
Funny. The consideration of tin
tariff bill under the live minute rule,
for the purpose of amendment, which
it was exiMcted would be strictly busi
ness, ociied with the liveliest xtlitical
contest of the session, lasting through
the three hours.
Promptly uiti reading of the prefa
tory page of the bill, Mr. Dockery,
Democrat, of Missuri, offered an
amendment for tho Secretary of the
Treasury to admit free of duty any ar
ticle the production and price of which
was controlled by a trust in the I ni'ed
States. Mr. Dingley, chair man ot the
rommittee on ways and iifans, made
the oiut that the amendment was not.
in order in that place, 'lhe point was
sustained by the chairman, aud his i ul
ing was sustained by n vote of ir,H to
In the course of the afternoon several
changes of duty were made, anion,;
them being an inn ca'-e of half a cent on
the duty on carbonate of amiiioiiia.au
increase from i'i to 4 ) cent a (snind in
the duty on sulphuric ether; and in
creasing tho duty on the products of
pig lead from 21 to cents a pound.
At .r:l" p. m. the House adjourned,
having di-iMised of !i pages of tho l l
of the taiitf bill.
Copied thf Nainn from IIin c;rip.
Mr. Smith, an Engl.sli traveler, nr
rived one evening at a hotel In Austria.
On the way he had picked up n smart
German and hired him as a servant.
In Austria every one Maying at a hotel
Is obliged to register his name ami oc
cupation In a book, which is kept for
police examination, so Mr. Smith told
hU servant Fritz to bring this book for
him to write hi name.
"I have already registered mil or,"
bald Fritz, "as an Eiig'i.shman of inde
"But I've never told you my name,
so how do you know what It 1V"
"I copied It from milor's portion n
teau," answered Fritz.
"Why, It iwi't on my portmanteau."
cried Mr. Smith; 'bring the look and
let me see what you have put down."
The look was brought ami Mr.Siuiih.
to his amusement, discovered that h
clever servant lmd described him as:
"Monsieur Warranted Sol. l.e-ith
r!" The GripKar-k.
Victoria' Gold I'lnte.
The gold plate at Windsor cast!.; . o:v
I'st of about lo.ixo pieces. It kfljt
li the gold pantry, which M a:i Iron
ooni sltuat.-d on th- ground tlor nn
Jer the royal apartim-nt. The n.-ik
)f tho pantry gives It out In iron xes
ind receives a receipt for li. It i fir
:ied by npecl.il train, und.-r .'sr..r? of
pjard of soldiers, and deliverI ! -I.
hitler at Buckingham palace. He give
I receipt fr It and Is responsible (
I; while it r irifiins at the p:il.i. I .
lime formalizes are observed in t o
'tig it back, and all person-; cosr-i-ru - I
re xlarl when It is once more r. ...! I
1 the safekeeping of the go! I panir.v
'.'he total value of the plate In this
lartment Is nearly 2.i .. A gi-v
leal of It dates from the reign
tjeorge IV.. but among the juitiquit'.i--!re
some pieces which were taken fr
"Uncle Simon, what Is a pht-noi:..
non?" "A phenomenon Is a man wl. .
gets bo rich that he wou't accept a pa v
OS, a raixaad.'.-r-Ctr1cflgo U'X ord.