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THE TERRIBLE STORM.
Fearful Havoc Wrought in Many
Parts of the Country.
Bmny YeF.eU Founder In I.ke Michigan
iilh a Low of Thirty-KlBht Llv
Tlie Worst Storm of Years
in lViinoj lvaula.
A SOUTHEAST GALE.
Chicago. May 21. The northeast
gJe which began with the change of
weather Thursday night blew with in
Tedng force all day Friday. The
jinle approached the dicnity of a
bnrricane, blowing at intervals at
CO miles an hour. The beach
in the neighborhood of Chicago
was a "lee shore." From Glencoe to
South Chicago it was strewn with
Chicago, May 22. The latest esti
irate of the loss of life off the harbor
tf Chicago during the recent storm is
twenty-eight. Add to this number the
six members of the crew of the schoon
erCninmings, wrecked otf Milwaukee
oa Friday, and the four life-savers off
IVart Huron, Mich., and the total loss
wX these three points alone is thirty
agiiL The schooners Myrtle and
Evening Star, wrecked at Twenty
seventh street Friday evening, have
cook to pieces, and the Jack Thorn p
mw is rapidly meeting the same fate.
Great Lobs to Farmer.
Chicago, May 21. By the frosts of
Friday and Saturday nights incalcula
ble damage was done to growing crops
ore-ran extensive range of territory.
Tbe effect of the cold wave was felt
from the northern line of Dakota
to the gulf. It also went well
Vnxard the At antic, especially in
the southern states. Fruits, vege
tables, wheat, corn and other cereals
wflered severely from the remarkable
reaiher. The Uakotas, Minnesota,
lost, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri,
Wisconsin. Illinois, Indiana, Texas,
Kentucky and Tennessee sent reports
ef trouble from snow and ice.
DuoutLrons I'loods in Many Portions of
Altoo.va, Pa., May 22. The reser
voir at Kittanning point, 6 miles above
here, Lroke at 2 a. m. Monday morn
iBr. sweeping down upon Holida3s-bnrf-
A locomotive was sent down to
that place to warn the people who had
already been put upon the lookout.
lour miles of track of the Glen Allen
L timber company have been swept
soaj. The boom at Lock Haven has
broken and 15,000,000 feet of logs have
been lost. The Upper Linden boom
also broke at 5:,"0 Sunday afternoon.
It contained 10.000.000 feet of logs and
tbey have gone down.
Wii.ijamspokt, Pa.. May 22. The
river continued to rise during the
eight and nearly the entire business
of the city is tinder water. The
Wcjrn Union Telegraph ofiice, which
situated on comparatively high
fTTOUftcl, 6 inuhca of vrotcr on its
iota-. There has been no telegraphic
cxmimunication with Lock Haven since
5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, at which
bour the telegraph operator was driven
from his oflice by the rising Hood.
Driven from Their Homes.
Kbapfgrd. Pa., May 22. The worst
flood in Bradford's history is rushing
through Tuna vallej-. Twenty streets
contiguous to the creek are inundated
antl hundreds of families are driven
from their homes. The east and west
branches of the Tuna are both trans
formed into good-sized rivers. Below
Fort-man street, at the confluence of
lae two streams, the flood is
a quarter of a mile wide
and is high enough to ruin all
tle carpets in the houses
HUton and other streets in
loner part of the Sixth ward.
Imprisoned in Their Homes.
liuxTiNGDox, Pa., May 22. Within
the last forty-eight hours the Juniata
astd the Ra3'.stown branch have risen
2-i feet, flooding the low farms and im
prisoning whole families in their
3.cxnes. Portstown, a suburb of this
tn, was flooded to the second floors
of tl-.e houses, and Allegheny- street in
tfcis eity was under water. The gas
company's works here have been aban
doned to the rising waters, and many
srAidences and business houses are
fcwxied to the second floors.
Baffalo Does "ot Ksrape.
Cuffaix), N. Y.. May 22. All the
lomer portions of the city are Hooded.
At Portville the streets are submerged
and people are being driven from their
houses. Merchants have been forced
to tako their goods olF the floor and
file them on the counters and upon
boxes and barrels.
Ten Lives Lost.
Pittsburgh, Pa., May 23. All the
rivers and streams of western Penn
sylvania had been swollen by Monday
Xo floodtides, and were still rising.
Tea lives were reported lost.
The greatest damage done is along
ifae line of the Pennsylvania railroad
between Altoona and Johnstown. The
Joss to the company will amount to
41.000,000. Bridge No. 6, which was
trashed away during the Johnstown
fiood of 1839, was swept down again.
Several miles of roadbed and track
were washed away, part of it being
the eastern approach of the stone
bridge at Johnstown.
Three buildings were carried away
in the central part of the city and a
large numberof others badly damaged.
The store of Anthony George was sub
SDcrged. and, although anchored with
ropes, the water swept it away. The
residences of Emanuel James and
CStarles Statleralso went downstream.
At midnight, Monday, the Mononga
fcela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers were
l.ill rising and flooding all the cellars
ia the lower part of Pittsburgh and
Near Edenslmrg on Sunday night oc
curred a cloudburst which swelled the
Coctemaugh river to many times its
normal size. The yolurae of water
reached Johnstown about 3 o'clock
ia the morn inj; and was accompanied
b3 wholesale destruction. The floo:I
was first felt at South fork, where nu
merous small buildings were swept
Several bridges and wooden houses
below Coneraaugh were badly dam
aged, but the greatest damage was in
Johnstown. In the Eleventh ward an
Oklahoma house, owned by Peter Se3
mour, was caught by- the raging wa
ters and swept to destruction. A three
stor3" building of Philip Iirown was
torn from its foundation and greatly
damaged. The iron bridge at this
place was badly wrecked. Fully $15,
000 damage was done to property with
in 100 yards of the Pennsylvania pas
senger station here.
The Schuylkill River Rises.
Philadelphia, May 23. The Schuyl
kill river began to rise rapidly Sun
d3 and by Monday night the city
fronts on both sides the river were over
flowed. The 11. & O. tracks were near
13 5 feet under water for some distance.
The Delaware and Lehigh rivers were
also considerably' swollen.
The storm has been a bad one on the
farmers, many cornfields have been
ruined, the corn being washed from
the ground. Throughout the city
trees were blown down, cellars flooded j
and. Many washouts occurred. A
dozen or more families in South Potts
town have been driven out of their
houses. At Schuylkill Haven a num
ber of families living in the lowlands
were compelled to flee from their
All the factories along the Lehigh
river are closing down. At Easton and
Bethlehem the factories are flooded
with 8 feet of water. Three bridges
have been carried away on the Pine
Creek division of the Reading railroad
at Suedburg, Stonj- Creek and Dauphin
and traffic is complete' checked.
In the Genesee Valley.
Daxsvillk, N. Y., May 23. The
worst flood in 3-ears in the Genesee
vallej- has just been experienced. The
valley is tine vast expanse of water.
The destruction to growing and newly
planted crops is complete. The Brad
ner creek at Cummingsville has swept
ever3-thing along its banks, carding j
down acres of rich farming land and
depositing the soil in the creeks in the
valley below. The Canaseraga valley
has suffered terribly.
AVorse Than in '89.
Wii.mamsport. Pa., May 23. At 1 p.
m. Monday the river reached a point 1
foot higher than it did in The
entire city was under from 4 to 20 feet of
water. All the logs at the boom were
swept away. The loss to propert3" will
exceed SI, 000,000.
I.uuiImt Room in the Northwest.
Anoka, Minn., Ma3 23. At noon
Sunday about 1.000.000 feet of logs
broke loose, carrying booms, piers and
several outbuildings which lodged
against the upper bridge.
MET A JUST FATE.
Infuriated Georcian-i Take a Urate from
Jail ami 1 yncli Him.
Arlington. Ca., Ma- -J4. Last Fri
da3" evening the l4--ear-oId daughter
of Washington Smith, living near
here was assaulted and outraged by a
negro, while returning from school.
The negro met with desperate resist
ance and after firing his pistol over
her head several times plunged a
knife into her side. At this
moment Mr. Smith came up on
horseback and the negro fired three
bullets into his bod- and fled. Neigh
bors found the father and daughter
insensible on the road and took them
home. Mr. Smith died Sunda3' morn
ing and the daughter is not
expected to live. Sheriff Wilk
ius captured the negro Sun
day afternoon and he placed
him under a strong guard in the Mill
er count3 jail. At 3 o'clock Monday
morning an armed band of sevent3--five
men stormed the jail and took the
negro to, an oak tree in the public
square. They hung him to the tree,
and fired fulty 300 bullets into his
SET THEM FREE.
The Chicago Klertion Commissioners Are
Chicaoo, May 24. Election Commis
sioners Keenan, Hutchings and
Schomer have been discharged from
the custody of the sheriff b3 the con
current order of Judges Tule, Adams
and Sears. These judges thus held
that J udge Chetlain had no authority
to fine them for contempt of
court for refusing to obe3- his
order to produce the ballots
before the grand jury, because
the order was in violation of the elec
tion law. The three judges were
united in the opinion that, although
the provision might not be a wise one,
the legislature meant what it said in
providing that all ballots be burned
without opening, except when needed
in a contest
WON BY THE DEMOCRATS.
Judge Itookwalter Sustains the Illinois
Apportionment Art of 1893.
Danville, 111., May 22. Judge Fer
dinand Bookwalter nas rendered '
his decision in the apportionment
suit in favor of the democrats. '
In a brief opinion he declared that
his court cannot question the sen
atorial apportionment law of 1S03,
and therefore denies the petition of
plaintiff, James P. Fletcher, republic
an candidate for the legislature, who
sought to enjoin Walter C. Tuttle'
clerk of Vermilion count3 from call-
ing an election under the disputed
statute. For want of equv the court
dismissed the suit and declared that
the costs must be paid by the re- .
Was Dead liefore the Knife Fell.
Paris, May 24. Dr. Bernoit, one of
the facultj of the Ecole de Medicine,
after a thorough examination of the
bodj- of Emile IIenr3-, the anarchist
who was beheaded 3-esterda3 morning,
expresses his opinion that IIenr3' was
already dead when the knife fell. Iler
noit believes that the anarchist died
from syncope, due to intense excite
ment before the l.nife was released.
TO GOVERN HAWAII.
Some Features of the Proposed New Con
Honolulu. Ma3' 15, via San Fran
Cisco, May 22. The constitutional
convention, the members of which were
elected on May S, will meet on May 30.
The new constitution will be present
ed to the convention for its approval.
Its main features are as follows:
The new povernnient Is to be called the Re
public of Hawaii. The executive power -will be
vested In the president. The executive coun
cil will consist of live members instead of four
as at present, a minister of henlth u ml educa
tion being added. The upper house will con
sist of at teen senators. The qualification of a
senator w ill be that he shull be :t0 years old,
thull bo able to read und write the Kngllsh
language. Khali have resided in the islands
three years, shall own property of not less than
frj.OOO in value und shall have an income of
t).20O a year.
The assembly or lower house is to consist of
fifteen members, six from the island of Oahu
njid three each from Hawaii, Maul and Kaul.
Th"y will servo for two years only. A member
of the assembly must bo a citizen of Hawaii
or a citizen of any country which has treaty
relnt'ons with Hawaii, and have resided
In tbe islands for at least a year. He
mutt be able to read and write the English or
Hawaiian laiiRuaKe. except ia case of those
who voted in the recent elections to whom this
requirement does not apply. Meeting of the
legislature are to be held overy two years.
Kach session !s to be limited to ninety days
and neither house can adjourn more than two
days without the consent of the other. The
president will have the power of veto, which
can bQ overruled by a two-thirds vote of both
house It is the present intention to have
President Dole reappointed for a term of two
years, yrobably six, after which the offices will
be tilled by regular elections. It is more likely
that th present ministers will be retained for
a year, us their appointment rests with the
The ntw constitution can be amended or re
vised In the ordiaary way, but it is expressly
stipulated that amendments containing a
proposition for the establishment of a mon
archical form of government shall not be pre
sented. The claim is now made that when
the republic is declared the natives
will make the looked-for uprising.
llo3'alist leaders su3' the' are onl3' re
strained by the expressed wish of the
ex-queen, who still has great faith in
the United States.
NO CORRUPT INTENTIONS.
Report of House Judiciary Committee Re
specting .J u dice Jenkins.
Washington, May 24. The house
judiciary committee lias adopted the
report of the sub-committee which in
vestigated the action of Judge Jenk
ins, of Milwaukee, in restraining the
einplo-es of the Northern Pacific rail
way from striking. The report of the
committee sa3-s the evidence fails to
show an3' corrupt intention on the
part of the judge; that he l olieved the
orders granted l3 him werr legal and
that while he erred in this respect his
errors afford no ground for proceed
ings against him.
A resolution and two bills will be re
ported to the house. The resolution
will set forth that the house disap
proves of the action of Judge Jenkins
and holds that he exceeded his powers
of enjoining the railroad men from
etriking. The two bills to be reported
will be drawn to carr- into effect the
sub-committee's recommendation re
garding compulsor3- labor, which was
"Your committee recommends that all possi
ble, doubt as to the powers of judges of the
courts of the United States to enforce specific
performance of labor contracts by l-,-al proc
ess or to compel any person to render involun
tary service under any pretext be set at rest by
a prohibitory statute."
The second bill will be in accordance
with this recommendation:
"The power to punish for contempt is limited
by the laws of most of the states, and we can
see no reason why a like limitation should not
be placed upon the powers ol federal judges "
DEATH OF EDMUND YATES.
KUltor of the London World, Taken with
a lit, Expires in a pew Hours.
London, Ma3' 23. Edmund Hodgson
Yates, editor and proprietor of the
World, died Sunda3. Mr. Yates' death
was quite sudden. He attended the
Garriee theater Saturday evening,
that being his first appearance at a
place of public amusement since his
prolonged illness. While in the theater
he had a fit and was removed as speed
ily as possible to his residence. The
pli-sicians who were summoned to at
tend him held out little hope of his re-cover3-,
and at 4 o'clock Sunda3' morn
ing the end came.
Mr. Yates was tho son of a well-known actor
and was for some years chief of the missing
letter department in the post office. He was
a theatrical critic on the Daily News for six
years and was himself the author of
several dramas. In May, lsT-J, Mr. Yates
retired from the post oflice in order to
devote himself exclusively to literature. In
the course of that year he went on a lecturing
tour in the United iStates. and in May 1SK3. he
was appointed London representative of the
New York Herald, which post he resigned
in July, 1S74, when he established the World.
Mr. Yates was in 1N4 indicted for havitu;
published in his paper a libel on tbe earl of
Lonsdale, for which, as an editor, he was re
sponsible. Ho was sentenced to four months'
imprisonment, but was released before two
months had expired. He was the author of
many novels. 1
THE BRIBERY INQUIRY.
Witnesses Iteforo the Senate Committee
Appointed for Investigation.
Washington, May 23. The commit
tee to investigate the charges of
bribery in the senate met in secret ses
sion on Monday. Senator llunton and
his son were both called before the
committee to testif3 and both stated
that C. W. Buttz was the man who had
approached: Senator llunton. Senator
Kyle (S. D.) testified that Buttz ap
proached him about two months ago,
offering him 314,000 for his vote against
the tariff bill. At 3 o'clock Maj. Buttz
was called and his attorne3 was ad
mitted with him.
THEY GO TO JAIL.
Judge Miller I'ases Sentence I'pon Coxey,
Itrowue anil Jones.
Washington, May 22. Coxey,
Browne and Jones have been sentenced
by Judge Miller in the Washing
ton police court to twenty da3s in
jail for violating the statute of
the United States prohibiting the j
display of partisan banners in the j
capitol grounds, and Coxey and Browne '
were fined live dollars each additional
for trespassing on the grass, the alter
native being another ten da3's in jail.
Jones was acquitted on this last
SLAIN IN A RIOT.
Rattle Between Indiana Strikers and
Workers at Little's Station.
Evans vi lle, Ind., Ma3' 25. Armed
with rifles and plenty of ammunition.
250 miners from Washington and
other mines in Daviess and Pike coun
ties marched Wednesday afternoon to
Little's mines to force those at work
there to join in the strike. In the
battle which followed five were
wounded and two killed. The strikers
disarmed and put to flight the deputy
sheriffs who had been stationed as
Danville, 111.. May 25. Wednesday
morning 250 strikers from Kelleyville
came upon the Beard mine. This be
ing the third visit of the kind and
fearing serious trouble, the men at
work fled to the woods. A little later
a mob of over 1,000 miners started for
the Mission Fields mine. They were
armed with knives, pistols and clubs
besides having a covered wagon loaded
with rifles. Those in charge of the
mine seeing that the thirt3'-iive depu
ties would be no protection told the
men they could stop work. Many took
the opportunit3 The men who re
mained at work were compelled to
swear that the3' would come out of the
mines and sta3f out.
Bkazil, Ind., May 25. Striking
miners formed in groups Tuesday even
ing and visited every slope in the
county where men were at work and
ordered out the employes. All com
plied, and not a pound of coal is being
dug. These slopes, furnished coal for
the cit3" only, and since they have
ceased operations it is difficult to se
cure coal for domestic use.
La Salle, 111., May 25. A mob
of 200 striking miners took possession
of the Illinois Central Railroad com
pany's property Wednesday afternoon
and emptied all the coal out of the
chutes on the tracks. The sheriff was
called and with his posse linalh- dis
persed the mob.
City of Mexico, May 24. The strike
of American coal miners has caused
the price of northern coal to rise very
sharply in Mexico. This, coupled with
the attending scarcity of coal, is seri
ously inconveniencing many Mexican
BANDITS IN TEXAS.
A Bank Is Itolthetl and ItlooU Shed hy
Lo.noview, Tex., May 25. At 3 p. in.
Wednesday two rough-looking men
walked into the First national bank,
one with a cloak with a Winchester
concealed in its folds. He handed the
following note to President Joe Clem
mous: Home. May 23. First National Hank. I.ony
view: This will introduce to you Charles
Speckelmyer, who wants some money aud ia
going to have it. H. and
It was written in pencil in a fairly
good hand, on the back of a printed
poster. The bank cashier thought it
was an importunate solicitor for some
cliarit3-and started to donate, when the
robber pointed his Winchester at him
and told him to "hold up." The other
robber rushed in at the side door and
grabbed the cash. Tom t'lemmons and
the other bank officials were ordered
to hold up their hands. The robbers
hurriedly emptied the vaults, securing
82,000 and some unsigned Lougview
bank notes, which may lead to detec
tion. While this was going on two of the
gang were in the alley at the rear of
the bank shooting atever3-one who ap-jK-ared
and were being fired on l3
City Marshal Muekley and Deputy Will
Stevens. In this melee George Buck
ingham, a citizen, and George Ben
nett, one of the robbers, were killed.
Besides these several citizens wete
more or less seriously woi nded.
NAMED THEIR TICKET.
I'enuHylvaiila Republicans Nominate Gen.
Hastiiifrs for (iovcrnor.
Hakrisbuko, Pa.. Ma3' 2. The big
gest crowd seen at a state convention
for 3-ears packed the big opera house
when the convention to nominate the
candidate of the republican psrty
for governor, lieutenant governor,
auditor general, secretary of state
aud two congressmen at large was
called to order. Gen. Daniel 11. Hast
ings, of Center count3 wli3 was in
command at Johnstown at the time of
the great flood, was nominated for
governor, and ex-Senator Walter S.
L3'on, of Alleghany count3-, for lieu
A Tent Vote.
Washington, May 25. Senator Tel
ler (rep.. Col.) in the senate moved to
lay the tariff bill on the table. The
motion was made to test the sense of
the democratic majority and to see if
the bill was to be the bill which the
democratic party intended to pass.
The motion was defeated b3" a strict
part3 vote 2S 3-eas to 3S nays.
Both Senator Hill (X. Y.) and Sena
tor Irl3-, whose positions have been
the subject of gossip from time to time,
voted with their democratic associates,
as did the three populists, including
FIRE IN PHILADELPHIA.
Hie Stores on Arch Street It urn at a Lams
Philadelphia, yay 22. Fire on
Sunday consumed S-!45,000 worth of
property in the heart of the business
section of the city. The losses are as
Julius Schiel i Co.. $!'.25.00O. partly insured:
L. Dunnenliuum's Son & Co.. $1"0.H)1, partially
Insured; estate of Morris Dannenbaum. $175.
000 fully insured: J O. Hently. jsS.ouo; William
Encke & Bros.. $5,000; Nonotuck Silk company
of New York. $15,000; John V. Leemaistree,
J-J0.OU0; Geer J-ons. 3.ixj: William Kcnath
ow"ier of buildinir K12 Arch street. $6,000.
' l'aul J. SorR Now a Congressman.
Washington, Ma3" 23. Mr. Outh
waite presented to the house the cre
dentials of Paul J. Sorg. the newly
electeil representative from the Third
Ohio district, and he was sworn in by
Speaker Crisp amid applause ou the
Train Stealers Caught Agnin.
St. 1'ail, Minn., May 21. Coxeyites
captured a northern Pacific freight
train at Heron, Mont., but were
brought to a halt at Arlee by a force of
deputy marshals. They are now in
charge of the ollicera.
DEFENDS THE BILL.
Senator Gorman Defines the Purposes of
The feature of the daj-'s session in
the senate on Wednesda3' the 23d was
Senator Gorman's speech on the Wilson
bill. The senator spoke in favor of
immediate action on the bill. Follow
ing is the gist of the speech:
"Mil. President: We are nearinfr the end.
After twenty years of ioliticaI progress, of
positive growth, of constant development, and
of universal enlightenment, the democratic
party and the American jx'ople are within
sifjhtof the promised land. Emancipation is
at hand emancipation from partisan oppres
sion, from the greed of classes, from extortion,
from willful extravagance, from financial
fantasy, from spoils, from restrictions upon
individual liberty, from jingoism, from all
those evils. In brief, which the democratic party
inherited as a hateful legacy from three dec
ades of republican maladministration.
'We were not only urged but ordered per
emptorily to reform ti e tariff at once. Why
wait? Vote tirst. Talk afterward. In obedi
ence to the obvious wish of tho country the
house of representatives passed a tariff bill
early in the session. Comparatively little time
was given to consideration of the various
schedules, and many changes in the bill as re
ported were made In committee of the whole
without due regard for their ultimate effect or
for existing industrial conditions. The result
was necessarily an imperfect measure, which
not only failed to m-et the requirements of tho
treasury but actually increased the deficit cre
ated by republican prohibitive duties. There
was no expectation that this bill would become
a law without change.
'Our friends oa the other side seem very
anxious to learn upon what theory this bill was
constructed. I will tell them. It was con
structed upon the democratic theory of a tariff
for revenues, with such incidental protection
as can be given consistently to tho industries
of the country. It follows strictly th course
marked out by President Cleveland in his letter
of acceptance. It is not a free trade measure,
but it is a longer step for freer trade than
either the Mills bill or the tariff of 1m:j. It ia
not a protection act for the sake of protection,
but it does discriminate between raw mate
rials and manufactured articles to the full
extent of the difference between European
and American wage-;. It is not a deficit creat
ing bill, such as either the present law has
proved to be. or as the b:!l which passed the
house was certain to be if enacted. It is dem
ocratic because it reduces taxation to the
actual requirements of the government. It is
just because it eliminates the great majority of
the people. It is w ise because it makes possible
the quick revival of business activity so sadly
needed and universally desired. It is business
like because it provides sufficient revenue to
meet necessary expenditures without further
issue of bonds. It is patriotic because what
ever of discrimination :t contains is in favor of
American citizens. It is prudent because it
does not attempt to ignore facts in bearing out
The assertion that any trust or trusts have
dictated any part of any schedule of this bill I
pronounce unqualifiedly false. They have re
ceived the same attention although not as
much consideration as individuals engaged in
the business of manufacture no more, no less.
We felt the necessity of dealing all such com
binations a death I low. but we found them so
hedged about by bounty and other devices of
republican statesmen that it was possible only
to curtail their privileges to the farthest limit
consistent with the rights of others intimately
concerned but not responsible. This we have
done. We have red ice 1 the duty on lead :0
K-r cent., on steel rails ; jht cent., and on re
lined sugar 75 per ce:it. more than on the prod
uct of any other trust or any other article. We
have gone quite as far as we can go. in a word,
without seriously impairing the government's
MMirct-s of necessary revenue. Much has been
said in criticism of our action ia imposing any
tluty whatever on si.gar.
"Hut let me a si; anv fair-minded man if it
would be just to tbe people of Louisiana to take
from them every shred of advantage foisted
utxm them against their will by the republican
party for a political purjxjse to deprive them in
fact of their very means of livelihood and give
them nothing in return?
"Hut if there were no such industry or even
Mate in existence, the wonderful development
of tx-et sugar production in Nebraska and Cali
fornia fully warrants the incidental protection
which will be afforded by this revenue duty.
That is the reason why we have placed an ad
valorem duty of I per cent, on ail sugars, and
I cannot and will not believe that the generous
minded people of the east, who themselves
have protited from such measures so long and
bo greatly, w ill disapprove our action.
"in the matter of internal revenue. I may say
that personally I am in full accord with the
hcntiments so ably and eloquently expressed
by the senators from New York and New Jer
sey regarding the income tax. Like them. I
consider that it served its purpose as a war
tax and has no lining place in our Sscal system
in a time of peace. 1 could not. I say frankly,
vote conscientiously or consistently with my
judgment and convictions to make this method
of taxation a part of our settled policy. I'ut,
much as I deplore the fastening of an income
tax in any form upon our tariff bill. I cannot,
ns a democrat, bound in honor to let no ordi
nary prejudice or ilitTerence in opinion prevent
the passage of a tariff measure, refuse to vote
for this amendment, simply and solely, how
ever, us an emergency tax.
"The blame for any further delay in the set
tlement of this question must rest upon the
other side of this chamber. We are ready for
a linal vote to-day now. at once. Every hour
occupied by useless debute from this moment
must be charged up to the republican party.
If the representatives of that party are sincere
in their expressions of belief that the return of
prosperity can only be achieved by .the defi
nite action of congress, the remedy is in their
own hands. If they arc honest in their expres
fcior.s of confidence that the passage of this bill
will drive the democratic party out of power
their opportunity is here and cow. We are
more than willing to let the country judge be
tween tho reve'.ue measure which weshall pass
and the existing protection !uw.
"To my friends on this side of the chamber I
say. in conclusion, that we have only to stand
firm. There has never yet been a time in the
history of this senate when a clear majority
was unable to enact a law. Manifest obstruc
tion, however, concealed by .1 pretense of legit
imate debate, cannot prevail against a deter
mined effort to accomplish a purpose absolute
ly essential to the prosperity of the country
and approved by a vast majority of American
"There need be no fear of the result. The
people will soon understand, if they do not
now fully comprehend, the true situation.
Only let the millions of patriotic citizens who
stood shoulder to shoulder in the great cru
sade against usurpation and wrong reflect that
performance is difficult in the same degree as
criticism is easy, and be at least tolerant on
the eve of fulilllment. never forgetting that,
while opinions may honestly differ, the one un
derlying patriotic purpose still animates all.
Patience, forbearance, courage. The shadow la
not that of the horizon. Now, of all times, the
sun of democracy is at the meridian. He fore
the second year of responsibility sha'l have
ended the cloud before it will h:we rolled
nwty. and its radiance will rot upon a land
blessed with peace and plerty. and t;prn a peo
ple prosperous and happy ir. 'Jie '.010 a-ledge
taut, after thirty years iu tho wilderuci. they
fcave at 'ust come into their ow u."
Mrs. Mclcaht "Sure, Mike roust
have studied medicine since he wint in
the army. lie writes home that he's'a
surgent." Harper's Dazar.
"The piace was robbed last night."
"Indeed! What was taken?" "Nearly
everything. In fact, the only thin,?
not disturbed was the watchman."
HceBAND "They say of married peo
ple that they are but one. Which one,
I wonder?" Wife "The woman, of
course. You are the winner, yon know;
consequently I mtibt
be the won."
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
The Mohammedans teach that
Adam and Eve once lived in a tent on
vhich is now the site of the temple at
The established chnrch of Scotland
has 1,:548 parishes with G04.9S4 com
municants, and 2, ISO Sunday schools
with 20.0(i:t scholars.
Mrs. Annie S. Roberts, of Torring
ton, X. Y., has left her entire estate,
valued at S6.000, to the Congregational
Home Missionar3 societ3'.
Russia, Rou mania and Servia are
the most illiterate countries in Europe,
eijrht3- per cent, of the population be
ing unable to read and write.
The three Presbyterian missions in
Korea have agreed to organize them
selves into a single advisory body to
be known as the Presbyterian council
of Korea, and to labor with a view to
organizing onl3- one native Presby
There are 239,000 pupils in colored
schools in this country taught by 20,
000 colored teachers. Besides these
there are 150 higher schools and 7 col
leges carried on by the negro race.
There are ir4 colored editors, 250 law
yers, and 740 pht'sicians.
.Dr. William Henry Furness, the
Philadelphia divine who celebrated his
ninet3 -second birthdaj' rceentlj-, is the
oldest living graduate of Harvard col
lege, being now the sole survivorof the
class of 1820. He remembers Ralph
Waldo Emerson well as a fellow-student.
He was ten years old at the out
break of the war of 1S12 and was nearly
seventy when he was ordained pastor
of the First Unitarian Church society
One of the most beautiful buildings
in Paris is the Madeleine church. It
was built by Louis XV., and completed
in the reign of Louis Phillipoe. It is
of Grecian architecture. The princi
pal facade looks upon the Rue Rovale
and the Place de la Concorde, ami is
vert- magnificent. The interior of the
church is richl-decorated in gilt and
marble. It contains many paintings
and sculptures illustrative of the life
of the Ma?d:i".ine. In Mat', 1S71, three
hundred insurgents were driven l3- the
Versailles troops into this church, and
The Columbian bell that sounded
its prophetic note at the opening of
the parliament of religions at Chicago
during the Columbian exposition is to
be taken to Jerusalem to sound a note
of praise at the close of the nineteeth
centur3' of the Christian era. The
unique proposition is made that the
bell shall be taken to the Holt" Land
on Christmas eve, 1S.19, connected by
cable and wire with all parts of Chris
tendom, so that the 1900th anniversary
of the birth of Christ shall be cele
brated by all the world at the same in
etant. N. Y. Mail and Express.
LEPROSY IN NORTH AMERICA.
Tases IVhlch Tend to Show the Liability
to t ontHC'on.
In North America, leprosy seems to
have acquired such a small hold that
the limited number of cases which
have occurred there are well suited to
studt- this question of contagion. I
extract notes of a few of these cases
from a book which I have recentl3'
published, and to which I refer for fur
ther details of these and many other
In July-, 187s, Dr. Rohe (an authori-t-
on the subject) stated that there
were only three cases of leprosy in
Maryland. Two of these cases bad
the following relation to each other: A
man named Brown, in Baltimore, was
a leper. His next door neighlor, a mar
ried woman with a large family, and
whose husband was in good health,
became a leper. She had been some
rears in the neighlorhood, and the
families were intimate.
At one time there were some lepers
in Louisiana, but they have almost en
tirely disappeared. In lsCO a Mme.
Ourblanc, whose father came from the
south of France, developed lepros-.
She died in 1S70, leaving four sons and
two daughters. The first, second and
fourth sons and a daughter became
lepers. They had all lived with the
mother. A nephew, who lived in the
neighborhood, and a young woman not
related to the fnmil3-, who had nursed
the mother, Iteeame leprous, ns well
as a young man, also not related, who
had often slept with the fourth son, in
Since 1S20 there has been a small
leper colony in New Brunswick, which
first appeared in that 3'ear in the per
son of a certain Ursule Landry. From
that case the disease extended, and in
1S63 there were in the lazaretto twenty-four
leper patients. These cases
have been referred to in most recent
works on lepros3. The brief account
which I have given in my book is taken
frorn a paper by Dr. (iraliam, of Toron
to, a reliable authority, which was
published in 1SS3. I can not refer at
greater leng-th to the circumstances
here, but I have, in the work referred
to, shown how, in New Brunswick, en
demic influences and heredity must be
excluded, and I note the frequent men
tion of the fact that leprosy developed
in healthy- individuals after the- had
slept with lepers. Fortnightly Re
view. Accident tTill Happen.
"That's the most lifelike wax figurt,
I ever saw," said somebody in tho
crowd that had gathered in front of
the display window. "It winks its
"It has genuine eye-lashes, too," said
"Its hair is jute," observed a third.
"Jute nothing! That's real hair.
But its mouth is too large and its
cheeks are a little too red. Tiiev al
ways overdo it when the- attempt to
It's a good imitation," said an old
gentleman, surveying the fipure crit
icall3' tliromrh his glass; "the best I
ever saw. But the movement of tha
eyes is too mechanical, and one of them
is a trifle out of focus."
At this juncture the wax figure, after
a brief preliminary paroxysm, sneered
violently, and the procession moved on.
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