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WANT MORE SAILORS.
AT LEAST A THOUSAND MEN
Secretary of the Nary Herbert Com
plains - That He Has Not Sailor
Enough to Man His New Ships
News Notes from the Capital.
"Washington, June 8. It la becoming
each day a more serious problem for
the navy department to man the new
ships with the small number of sailors
allowed by law. In recent years there
have been constant additions to the
new navy, but congTess has not seen
fit to increase in like proportion the
number of sailors allowed to man the
The modern ship, with Its complex
machinery and great size, requires more
men than the small sailing steamers of
the war period, yet with all the liberal
ity which congTess has shown in appro
priating money for the construction of
new vessels it has failed to grasp the
importance of giving them effective
crews. Last year Secretary Herbert ap
pealed to the legislative branch of the
government to authorize the enlarge
ment of the number of enlisted men by
2.000, pointing to the number of new
shirs that will be completed and turned
fcver to the navy in the course of a year
or two as the basis of his application.
The appropriation committee, however,
saw fit to cut this number down to 1,000
additional men. The battleships Maine
and Texas will be ready this summer
to go into commission. To man these
two shirs about TOO men will be re
quired, and as the Lancaster is also to
go into service as a rractice ship 300
men must be assigned to her. Thus the
entire additional 1,000 men allowed by
congress will be absorbed.
Meanwhile the big battleships Indi
ana, Oregon. Iowa and Massachusetts
are rapidly approaching completion and
there will be bo sailors to place on them
unless the department shall put out of
commission some other ships and trans
fer their crews to tha new vessels.
Chanetne the Tactics.
Washington. June 8. General Ruger.
since his arrival in "Washington has
been devoting his entire time to the
drill regulations and the manual of
arms, making the movements suitable
for the new gun which has been adopt
ed for the us-e of the army. It has been
found that the Important changes made
In the regulations necessitates general
ly a revision of the phraseology of the
entire tactics. It is expected that the
national guard will adopt the regula
tions as soon as they are promulgated
by the war department. The guns used
by the army and the national guard
are different, but It is exrected that
the regulations can be adopted to the
use of the latter without material
CiTil Service Examiners Bony.
"Washington. June 8. The examiners
cf the civil service commission are very
busy just now. There are about 2.0-X)
sets of examination papers of all kinds
In the office to be marked, while from
E.000 to 6.000 mere are expected in a few
days from the examinations held for
clerks and carriers all over the coun-
trs. The office force consists of thirty
examiners but a number of these have
to be assigned to other work from time
to time, causing delays in finishing the
papers. The full force can mark from
00 to 1,000 papers per week, but at the
best the recent postoffice examinations
cannot all be marked up before Au
Notblasr Settled at Washington.
"Washington, June 8. Secretaries
Smith and Herbert did not attend to
day's cabinet meeting. Up to noon no
definite information was obtainable
respecting cabinet appointments, save
that there would be no rearrangement
of the cabinet and that the only ap
pointment besides that of Attorney
General Olney to be secretary of state
would be the selection of a successor
to the & torney-general.
WHEN THE WAR ENDED.
Important Deriion Hearing on the Pen
sion Kights of Soldier.
Washington. June 8. Another decision
has been rendered by Assistant Secre
tary Reynolds bearing on the question
of the date of the termination of the
civil war and the pensionable rights of
soldiers enlisting in 1S6.1 and 1S66. The
conclusion reached by Mr. Reynolds Is
that in all these cases the question to
be ascertained is whether the enlist
ment of the soldiers was for service in
the war of the rebellion or for the reg
ular army. If the former he is pension
able and if the latter he i3 not.
The secretary holds that enlistments
In the loyal states after April 13, 1S63,
when recruiting ceased, will not be
deemed enlistments in or for the war
cf the rebellion. In the other states,
territories and the District of Columbia,
June 1, 1SC3, will be taken as the final
date, as enlistments then ceased in
thee parts cf the country, a.od July 1,
1SC5, when the blockade of the southern
ports was raised, will be taken as the
final date of war enlistments for the
Ordered Out of Town.
Tuskogee, Ala., June 8. Twenty of
the most prominent citizens of this
place called on the Rev. Mr. Kelly, a
white man from Ohio, last evening,
and informed him that his presence was
obnoxious, and that he must leave on
the first train or abide the conse
quences. Kelly has been holding a pro
tracted meeting in tbe negro church
for the last ten days, eating, sleeping
and mingling with the negroes. He is
teaching and practicing social equality,
which will never be submitted to here.
Washington, June 8. The President
has appointed William II. Pugh of Ohio
to be auditor of the treasury for the
navy department, to succeed C. B.
Morton of Maine, who was removed,
and Edward A. Bowers of the district
sioner of the general land office, to be
assistant comptroller of the treasury,
to succeed Mansur of Missouri, de
American Warships for Hamburg.
Southampton, June 8. The United
States warships San Francisco and
Marblehead, have left this pert for
INDIANS CHARGE FRAUD.
Senator Allen Holds a Connrll With the
Omabas and Winnebagos.
Pender, Neb.. June 8. United States
Senator Allen held a council with the
Omaha Indians at the Omaha agency.
The senator desired to personally in
form himself in regard to the contro
versy on both the Omaha and Winne
bago reservations, which is menacing
the peace of this county. The great
subject of contention among the Oma
has is in regard to the disposition of
their tribal lands, of which they have
about 50,000 acres. The different par
ties interested have told Senator Allen
many different stories in regard to the
matter, each claiming tbe advice of
fered on the situation was for the best
interests of the red men.
The senator, in opening the council,
said he came to learn from their own
lips what they desired him to do in re
gard to the vast tract of Omaha tribal
lands now being used expressly for
pasturage purposes, and that their in
; terests were to be considered alone in
i the matter. Sinda-ha-ha, llig Elk,
j Oahaningu, Nebraska Simeon, Ilalto
; well and other prominent Omaha Indi
j ans spoke, and told the senator that
, their people were unanimous in a de
j sire for an immediate allotment in order
that they might handle their tribal
, lands themselves, the same as other
j American citizens handle their prop
I Another of the Indian orators said
i he thought Contractor Farley had had
, the pasture -o long that he would be
tired of it b- this time, but it seemed
j that he still wanted to hang on and
', control it. The subject of the live
( year lease on a 23, ( 00 acre tract of
these lands to Farley was then brought
up fcr discussion. Two of the Omaha
councilmen, whose names are affixed to
the consent according to the require
ments of law, said to Senator Allen in
the presence of Farley that they never
signed the paper at all. and all of the
councilmen present whose names are
attached to the five year lease said it
was interpreted to them as a one year
lease, and John Springer, one of the
most reliable Oinahas, boldly asserted
to the senator that the present lease
for five years was fixed up without the
presence or consent or signature of any
of the Omaha Indian councilmen.
The senator promised faithfully to
visit them again some time this
summer, as he could not give the time
today to hear what they had to say,
having made an appointment with the
Winnebagos to be at their agency at 4
o'clock, for which point he started at
the conclusion of the interview.
AMERICA IS REMISS.
Oar Consul-Oeneral at Shanghai. China.
Makes a Reoort.
Washington, June 8. Consul-General
Jernigan at Shanghai, China, has
sent to the state department his obser
vations upon the commerce between
Japan and China and Korea, which he
says will present new phases as a re
sult of the termination of hostilities,
lie says the competition among Japan
ese merchants for Korean trade Is
vicious and has demoralized trade. Mr.
Jernigan calls attention to the fact that
there is not in China or Japan a banking
institution conducted by American capl
many have bank3 in China and Japan,
i iii. ureal iiniain, r ranee una u
he says, and the merchants of these i
countries are supported by the banking j
institutions of their own countries and
they have been dividing the rrofits of
Asiatic commerce. American mer
chant in Asia are compelled to transact
their business through foreign banks.
Not many years ago the American In
terest was of first consideration at
Shanghai and American commerce
whitened Asiatic seas. Now other na
tions are pushing ahead, although geo
graphically the United States should
dominate and supply with the overpro
ductions of their fertile fields the mar
kets of Asia.
Politicians at Washington at Sea in the
Washington, June 8. Secretary Hoke
Smith 13 not seriously considered by
politicians here as a possible succes
sor to Attorney-General Olney. In
many quarters It Is thought that Postmaster-General
Wilson will be trans
ferred and a western man chosen for
postmaster-general. On this theory
Den Cable of Illinois has been suggested
as a possibility. Eastern men assume
the President has abandoned the Idea
of making any more transfers, and will
pick a New York lawyer to succeed
Olney. Don Dickinson has declined the
position of government director of the
Union Pacific railroad, and Coombs," the
Brooklyn congressman, has been put In
his place. This may mean that Dick inson
Is to have the attorney-generalship
Mysterious Indiana Murder.
Terre Haute, Ind., June 8. The dead
tody of Chauncey Pickerell of New
Goshen was found yesterday lj'lng In a
pool of blood a mile and a half west of
this city. A revolver was found under
the man's left side. Papers and other
property of the dead man were scat
tered over a radius of twenty feet. A
pocketbook containing SS was in his
pocket, besides a number of valuable
receipts. Pickerell was married a week
ago last Tuesday to Miss Lizzie Balrd
at Vermillion, and on Saturday and
Sunday viBlted Mrs. Balrd In this city.
Sunday night he drove from the city In
company with his wife. When he left
his home at New Goshen to return to
Terre Haute is not known. Police have
information that the dead man waf
seen wltn a stranger on the day of hU
death, but this furnishes no clew. Pick
erell, a few days after his marriage, had ,
bis life Insured for $2,000 payable to his ,
Loan Guaranteed by Russia.
London, June 8. It Is learned that the
Chinese 4 per cent loan of 16,000,000,
which has just been concluded by Paris
bankers, was guaranteed by Russia In
consequence of China's concessions to J
Russia, enabling her to extend the Si- j
berlan railway into Manchuria. j
Itritlsh Steamer Asbore.
Queenstown, June 8. The British
steamer Davaur Is ashore on Briggs
reef, this coast. Four hundred of her
passengers have been landed by the
coast gruard. The steamer lies in an
easy position and will probably be
fl Dated this evening.
A STOCK YARDS BLAZE.
AMMONIA PLANT MAKES A
HARD FIRE AT CHICAGO.
Only Excellent Work of Firemen Pre
vents the Flames from Spreading to
the Big Packing Establishments
Small Fire at SardU, alias.
Chicago, June 7. Shortly after 4
o'clock this jnornlng fire was discov
ered in the plant of the Eureka Am
monia company, which is locateii on the
main thoroughfare at the stock yards,
near Loomis street. The building, which
was a three-story and basement brick
structure about 140 by 130 feet between
Swift & Co.'s ice plant and their ware
house No. 12, was soon enveloped In
flames. A second alarm was sent into
the fire department and was followed by
a 4-11 and special call. Wrlthin a few
minutes after the fire was discovered
twenty-five engines were playing upon
It The fire department succeeded in
confining the fire to the building In
which It starter, but a large amount of
water ran into the basement of the
Swift & Co. warehouse No. 12, causing
considerable damage. The losses on
building, which was almost destroyed,
though the walls remain standing, is
estimated at $25,000. The loss on the
ammonia plant is estimated at JIS.OOO,
the total value of the machinery and
stock being a little less than $30,000. No
one seemed to know exactly how the
fire started, though it was thought it
originated in the lower part of the
building. The chemist connected with
the company thought that the fire could
not have been caused by any chemicals
in the house. During their struggle
with the flames the firmen were hin
dered considerably by the ammonia In
the building, several small explosions
FOR A SHIP CANAL.
Illinois Senate Advances a Measure with
That Object In View.
Springfield, III., June 7. Bogardus
bill to appropriate $15,000 for the pur
pose csf collecting data looking toward
the building of a ship canal from Lake
Michigan to the gulf came up this
morning on Johnson's amendment to
appropriate $15,000 for the purpose. Aft
er the senate refused to adopt the
amendment Green moved that the en
acting clause be stricken out. This oc
casioned some debate, and finally Green
said that he had Just heard that the
house committee had reported the bill
unfavorably, and In order to make Its
death as easy as possible he would
withdraw his motion. The bill was
thn advanced to a third reading with
out opposition. The senate disposed of
all special orders and the pending ques
tion was Asplnwall's pool selling bill.
It was laid on the table without oppo
sition. Littler's motion to reconsider
the vote by which hl3 revenue bill failed
to pass was continued until Tuesday.
The motion to 'reconsider the vote by
which the house oleomargarine bill was
advanced to third reading was held to
be void, as It was not brought up within
two days. The bill was allowed to take
its place on the calendar on the order
of third reading.
Kingsbury's bill providing for the ap
pointment of food and scale Inspectors
in towns was defeated.
'IOWA SILVER MEN.
Sweeping Resolution In Fvor of White
Des Moines, la.. June 7. The con
ference of the silver men of the state
brought out a large attendance yester
day. Amos Steckel. of Bloomfield. was
chairman of the meeting. The commit
tee on resolutions reported the follow
ing on the sliver question: "Resolved,
By this non-partisan state conference,
assembled in the city of Des Moines,
this June 5, 1S05: "1. That we favor the
free and unlimited coinage of both sil
ver and gold at the ratio of 16 to 1,
without the aid or consent of any other
nation on earth.
"2. That we ask all men of all par
ties who hold to the doctrine above ex
piessed to vote for only such candi
dates for state offices and members of
the next general assembly as will
pledge themselves to the principles
above announced, and to make this the
fupreme issue until the silver dollar of
our fathers be fully restored to the peo
ple." IOWA'S MULCT LAW.
Jndge Itrannan of Scott County De
sldes In Its Favor.
Davenport, Iowa, June 7. The Iowa
mulct law, taxing and regulating the
running of saloons, was sustained by
Judge Brannan in an important decis
ion rendered In the case of J. J. Feeney
vs. Scott County and J. B. Frahm,
treasurer. The plaintiff contested the
collection of JC00 annual tax on two
grounds, first, that the tax Is a penalty
or fine only to be Imposed after trial
and proof of guilt, and, second, that the
local municipality In not enforcing the
police regulations of the law had waived
the right to collect the tax. The court
decided for the defendant on both
points, and the case will be appealed.
The case was brought by the Liberal
league of Iowa to test the law.
o Fardon for Van Leuven.
Washington. June 7. The jr-resldent
has denied the application for pardon
In the case of George M. Van Leuven,
convicted in Iowa for violation of the
pension laws and sentenced Dec 15 to
two years' Imprisonment and to pay a
fine of $1,000. In denying the applica
tion for a pardon, the President says:
This convict was leniently treated by
the courts, and I do not ,tblnk the rep
resentations as to his health are suffi
cient to Justify his pardon."
SAMUEL GOMPERS ILL.
Labor Leader Suffering from Gastritis
at Little Rock Infirmary.
Little Rock, Ark., June 7. Samuel
Gompers, ex-presldent of the American
Federation of Labor, Is critically 111 at
the Little Rock Infirmary, suffering
from gastritis. He had been at Hot
Springs, where he delivered an address
recently. He became sick on the train
en route to this city but hl3 affliction
was not considered serious until yester
day, when he suffered so much that he
was taken to the Infirmary and placed
under the care of a physician and a
MURDERED BY ROBBERS.
Postmaster Graham of Bower, Neth,
Fatally Shot by Masked Men.
Beatkick, June & A bold attempt
at murder and robbery occurred at the
little town of Bower, twenty miles
west of this city. The scene of the
affair was in the store of Postmaster
Luntz Graham. During the earlier
part of the evening friends and neigh
bors to the number of five or six were
in the store, and about 10 o'clock all
went away except a Mr. Hart, who re
mained in the doorway talking- to
Postmaster Graham, when two men
stepped from the side of the house,
and, covering' them with pistols, com
manded them to throw up their hands.
The robbers were masked, and one is
described as a short, heavy set man,
and the other as a tall, slender fellow.
Graham and Hart were taken com
pletely by surprise, and Graham, not
obeying the command on the instant,
received a shot in his breast. As he
turned to run another bullet struck him
in the back of the head, fracturing" his
skulL Hart, in the meanwhile, ran
back through the store, jumped out of
a rear window and pave the alarm.
Help was hurriedly at hand, but the
murderers had fled. Postmaster Gra
ham was found lying1 on the fioor in
the doorway with a bad wound in his
breast and head. He was partially
conscious and physicians were prompt
ly summoned. One bullet had passed
through his breast into his lung and
the other had fractured his skull. His
wounds are reg'arded as very serious.
A posse at once started in pursuit of
the murderers, but they escaped in the
They secured nothing" from the store
or postofOce, being frightened away
before accomplishing the robbery. The
community is terribly excited and
should the robbers be caught they will
surely be lynched.
Word was at once wired to all sur
rounding1 towns describing" the robbers.
In the search for the robbers it was
found that they had a buggy hitched
just at the outskirts of the town and
had escaped in it. A big posse is in
pursuit and the trail seems to lead
At this writing" Graham is still alive,
but cannot live many hours.
Graham has been conscious most of
the day. His statement of the affair is
that he and Hart, a neighbor, were sitting-
in the store when the two men
with the upper part of their faces very
closely covered entered.and presenting
revolvers ordered them to throw up
their hands. Graham raised a chair
over his head to strike, when both fired.
Hart made a run for the back room,
and breaking" out a window escaped
and gave tbe alarm. A shot, evidently
fired at Hart, was found in the wall,
by the door, where he was trying" to
escape. Another shot was fired, pass
in? through the transom over the door,
and the bullet was found in a box on a
shelf. Four shots were heard by par
ties livingr near.
Tbe bug"gy tracks were followed for
some distance north, but the trail was
finally lost. There is a strong" suspi
cion that the crime was committed by
parties living" near, but no arrests have
Graham has kept store at Bower for
about ten years, and has accumulated
considerable property. He is a brother-in-law
of Hon- G. J. Carpenter, and
has a wife, living" at present in Penn
sylvania. Justices Go to Their Circuits.
Washington, June 7. It Is understood
that with the exception of Justice Jack
son all the Justices of the Supreme
court will go to their circuits during
the present vacation of the court. Jus
tice SMras left her- before the final ad
journment on Monday, and Justices
Field, Brown and Gray have since gone.
Chief Justice Fuller and Justices Har
lan. Brewer, and White are still In the
Ohio Ilaslness Hen at CleTeland.
Cleveland. Ohio, June 7. Large dele
gations of business men representing
the boards of trade and chambers of
commerce of the leading cities of Ohio,
are here to-day as the guests of the
Cleveland chamber of commerce. A
special train arrived from Cincinnati
last night bringing 135 business men of
that city. This morning a large num
ber of visitors arrived on special trains
from Toledo, Columbus, Springfield and
To Be a Great ConTentlon.
New York, June 7. Steamers leaving
today from this port will carry the
American delegates to the third bien
nial convention of the World s Chris
tian Temperance union. The conven
tion will open in London on the 14tb.
and arrangements have been made for
250 women preachers and speakers to
address as many different audiences on
that date. At the last meeting of the
state unions In America delegates to
the convention were elected or provis
ion made for representation through
other delegates, so that every American
state will be represented. The Ameri
can delegates will number 100. Miss
Wlllard has been occupied for some
weeks In completing In time for publi
cation for the world's conference her
manual of organization for the white
Banker to Be Prosecuted.
Des Moines, Iowa, June 7. United
States Attorney Fuller swore out a war
rant here for the arrest of E. R. Cas
set, the defaulting Pella banker, charg
ing him with embezzlement and with
misapplying the funds of his bank. The
warrant was sworn to before a federal
commissioner, and an officer sent to
Pella at once to make the arrest. Cas
set will be dealt with under the national
Denver, Colo., June 7. Representa
tives of 10.000 Reform Presbyterians in
the United States are gathering her. to
attend the annual synod of the denom
ination, which Is the legislative body ef
the church. The synod will be in ses
sion for one week and will discuss the
question of missions and reforms of va
Miss Dodge's Condition t'nebanged.
Washington, June 7. Miss Mary A.
Dodge remains in about the same con
dition as yesterday. Gen. Pleasanton
Is suffering a great deal. He is some
what weaker and breathes with difficulty.
SIXTEEN TO ONE.
Illinois Democrats Make Known Their
Views on SUrer.
Springfield, 111., June 7. Illinois Dem
ocrats fulfilled the utmost hopes of
free silver advocates In yesterday's
state convention. The convention de
clared for the free and unlimited coin
age of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1 and
the action of the state committee In
calling the state convention was in
dorsed. Secretary Hinrlchsen called the con
vention to order at noon, and the tem
porary organization, as glen Tuesday,
Judge Crawford. the temporary
chairman, made a short and vigorous
talk and then a recess of an hour was
After the intermission Judge McCon
nell was announced as the permanent
chairman of the convention. He was
seated with enthusiasm. His speech
showed careful preparation and was lis
tened to with attention.
General John A. McClernand, of
Springfield, was introduced and made
a few remarks, and then came the res
olutions. They were read by ex-Congressman
Flthlan, and were cheered.
They closed with an enthusiastic in
dorsement of Governor Altgeld, and
this raised a discussion. Finally this
were withdrawn and the platform was
adopted. The delegates to the na
tional monetary convention were then
announced, and the convention at 5:30
p. m. adjourned sine die.
Besides the address of Secretary Hin
rlchsen in opening the convention Con
gressman William J. Bryan of Omaha
addressed the delegates. After show
ing how, In his opinion, the coinage of
silver would be of benefit to the coun
try, he concluded: "If, as all admit,
the money question is now the question
of fupreme importance. It mut follow
that the people will trust that party
with its settlement, which first fear
lessly espouses the truth. The Demo
cratic party must take its position upon
this question, and by the correctness of
that position will rise or fall. No cow
ard, whether an Individual or party,
can long retain the confidence of the
people. Not only Is it necessary for the
Democratic party to take a position
but the sooner it defines the position the
greater will be its opportunities to win
success in 1896."
Then Congressman Andy Hunter
spoke, and Governor Altgeld was on
motion Invited to address the conven
tion. His remarks were listened to with
close attention. He was enthusiastic
ally received and when he closed the
convention gave him another ovation.
The chairman then introduced Richard
MIchaells of Chicago, editor of the
Frele Presse, as the representative of
the Germans. He was received with
applause. General John A. McClernand
was the next speaker. He was Intro
duced as representing the old soldiers.
FOR A NATIONAL CONVENTION.
Resolutions Passed by Illinois Demo
crats at Springfield.
Springfield, HI.. June 7. The follow
ing resolutions were passed by the dem
ocrats of Illinois at their meeting Wed
nesday: "Whereas.The demonetization of sliver
has deprived the people of free use and
benefits of a valuable and original
money metal and has increased debts
and added to the burdens of the people
by lowering the value of labor and labor
"Whereas, The constitution of the
United States prohibits any state from
using anything but gold and silver coin
as a legal tender for the payment of
debts, thereby recognizing that coin
composed of silver or of gold Is honest
money and fit to be used as legal tender;
therefore, be It
"Resolved. By the democrats cf Hli
nolz, in convention assembled, that we
are In favor of the use of both gold and
silver as the standard money of the
United States, and demand the free and
unlimited coinage of both metals at the
ratio of 16 to 1, without watting for the
action of any other nation, and that
such coins shall be a legal tender for
all debts, both public and private, and
that all contracts hereafter executed for
the payment of money, whether in gold,
silver, or coin, may be discharged by
any money which Is by law legal tender.
"Resolved, That we hereby Indorse
the action of the democratic state cen
tral committee in calling this conven
tion, and we instruct the committee to
carry out the will of this convention as
expressed in its platform by inaugu
rating and carrying on a campaign of
education In this state and to thorough
ly organize the democracy of the state
on the lines as laid down in the plat
form of this convention.
"P.esolved, That the democratic mem
bers of congress and members of the
senate from the state be and they are
hereby Instructed to use all honorable
means to carry out the principles above
"Resolved. That we request the demo
cratic national committee to call a dem
ocratic national convention to consider
the money question not later than Au
gust, 1S95. If the committee refuses to
call such a convention, then we Invite
the democratic state committees of
other states to take concurrent action
with the democratic state committee of
this state in calling such convention."
The resolution indorsing the adminis
tration of Gov. Altgeld was, after much
sharp debate, stricken out.
Will Keep Authorities Itnsy.
Eddy, Colo., June 7. A contingent of
some forty horsemen passed through
Twenty Mile Park yesterday from Eg
eria Park and Rock Creek bound for
the cattlemen's rendezvous in the Hay
den Bottoms. Provision wagons went
with them and prospects of a battle
seem imminent. A courier from Dunk,
who has Just Joined the Egerla forces,
says the entire population of Williams
Park has started across country for the
Elk Head rendezvous.
Chicago. June 7. The drainage chan
nel Is not to be a ship canal. That
point was settled by the trustees of the
drainage district at an adjourned meet
ing yesterday afternoon. The board In
structed the president and clerk to sign
a contract with the Pennsylvania rail
road company by which the company,
without condemnation proceedings, per
mits the trustees to dig the channel un
derneath its four tracks at Campbell
avenue In consideration that they shall
erect for the tracks a permanent bridge
without draw or opening of any kind.
The contract makes no provision for
the substitution of a swing-bridge or
draw-bridge at any future time.
k LTYING- SHADOW.
TION OF A NORTH CARO
1.1 N A MAN.
Strange, bat True, Story from the Lum
ber Res Ions of a Southern State.
(From the Greenville. N. C. Reflector.)
The following interview has Just been
given our reporter by Mr. G. A. Baker
the overseer at the farm of CoL Isaac A.
Sugg of Greenville, N. C. It will inter
est any one who has ever had typhoid
fever. Mr. Baker said in part:
"I was living In Beaufort county, and
on the 2d day of October, 1893. I was
stricken down with typhoid fever. I
had the best physicians to attend me
and on the lBtn day of January. 1894, I
was allowed to get up. I was emaciated,
weak and had no appetUe. I could only
drag along for a short distance and
would be compelled to sit down and
rest. This continued for some time and
I began to give up hope of ever getting
well. I lost my position In Beaufort
county and having secured one In Pitt
county, clerking in a store, I undertook
It. but was so weak I could not do the
work and had to give it up. The disease
settled In my knees, legs and feet. I
was taking: first one kind or medicine
and then another, but nothing did me
any good. I was mighty low-splrlted.
I moved out to Col. Sugg's about four
or five months ago and commenced tak
ing Dr. Williams' Pills. I took three a
day for about three months. I began to
regain my appetite in a week's time,
and then my weakness began to disap
pear, and hope sprung up with a bless
edness that is beyond all telling. At the
expiration of three months I was entire
ly cured and could take my ax and go In
the woods and do as good a day's work
as any. man. I was troubled with dys
pepsia and that has disappeared. It is
also a splendid tonic for weak people.
I say, Mr. Editor, God, bless Dr. Will
iams may he live for a long time, I
know he will go up yonder to reap his
reward. Tell everybody that asks you
about Dr. Williams- Pink Pills for Pale
People that if they will co -ne to me I
can certainly satisfy them as to their
merits. I always carry a box of pills
with nte and when ever I feel bad I take
We were forcibly struck with the
earnestness of Mr. Baker and his state
ments may be relied on.
Dr. WiUHims' Pink Pills contain in a
condensed form all the elements neces
sary to give new life and richness to the
blood and restore shattered nerves.
They are an unfailing specific for such
diseases as locomotor ataxia, partial
paralysis, St. Vitus dance, sciatica, neu
ralgia, rheumatism, nervous headache,
the after effects of la grippe, palpitation
of the heart, pale and sallow complex
I3h, all forms of weakness either in
male or female, and all diseases result
ing from vitiated humors in the blood.
Pink Pills are sold by all dealers, or will
be sent postpaid on receipt of price, (50
cents a box. or six boxes for $2.50) by
addressing Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Schenectady, N. T.
New Process of Extracting Gold.
Technical World: A new process of
extracting" gold from auriferous ores
has been devised by Mr. C Lorsen. He
electrolyzes a solution of bromide of
potassium, and thereby obtains an
alkaline solution which contains hypo
bromide and bromate, which is capable
of dissolving gold. The ore is treated
with an excess of this solution by rotat
ing" cylinders. The solution is then
filtered, the gold precipitated by pas
sage over a mixture of iron and coal,
and the solution, which now contains
bromide of potassium mainly, is once
more electrolyzed and again used for
Coin's Financial School.
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Our special ofTer: For jl we will fur
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; More Casb Than Knowledge.
i Just previous to the big boom in oil,
, says the Pittsburg Dispatch, a gentle
man who knew the condition of affairs
and was certain that prices would go
away up, went to a friend, who had
more ready cash than knowledge of
the world, and said: "Friend John,
the price of oil is going to go up, so I
would advise you to buy ten thousand
barrels." "Buy ten thousand barrels
of oil?" was the astonished reply of the
man addressed, who looked up as if he
thought his friend was crazy, 'why I
don't use a barrel in a year."
A Month Among the Mono tains.
Teachers, nnd their friendst too, for that
matter, who want information about the
test, absolutely the t est, way to reach Den
ver at the time of tbe National Educational
Association meeting- next July should write
to J. Francis, Omaha, Neb., for a copy
of a little look reccntlv issued by the Fas
sen err Department bf tbe Burlington
Route (B. & M. li. K.)
It is entitled "To Denver via the Burlington
Route' and contains 32 pages oi interesting
information about the meeting, the city of
Denver, tbe state of Colorado, special
trains, tickets, rates, hotels, side trips,
train service, etc
The Look is free. Send for it.
Grateful content is a good sauce to serve
with any dinner.
The man who robs another cheats him
self. If we had tetter 6ight everybody would
le good looking.
Facilities for Travelers.
The Nickel Plate road now offers
greater facilities to the traveling pub
lic than ever, the Improved service hav
ing been Inaugurated May 19th. No
change of cars between Chicago. New
York and Boston In either direction.
Superb dining cars between Chicago
and Buffalo in both directions. Trains
leave Chicago 8:05 a. m. dally, except
Sunday: 1:30 and 9:20 p. m. dally for
Fort Wayne, Fostorla. Cleveland, Erie,
Buffalo. New York and Boston: 1:30 p.
m. train arrives New York 6:30 and
Boston 9 o'clock the following evening.
rMtv tinkPt nffire. Ill Adams street.
Tel. Main 3S9. Depot. Twelfth and Clark
I streets. Tel. Harrison 200.
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