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MB CLOUD CHIEF.
A. O. rfdcmr.it, Publisher.
SctrWl brfcsH ha been Invented
oiml grass'Tind weeds' along railroad
tracks. Itdestroyscvcrybladoof grass
it tenches. - ,
Chaser, storks nnd wild gceso fly fust
enough to make the. trip from northern
Europe to Africa In n week, btit most of
thcra rest north of the Mediterranean.
At Lubbcnau, In Prussia, small red
dish brown mice huvo appeared In great
numbers In tho fields nnd uro destroy
ing everything. Tho cats will not
Hurroswa that our great forefather,
Adam, had begun to count nsqtilcfcly nil
lie could, and that whan his life was
ended his son commenced where he left
off, and that ho spent his whole life
time, day and night, counting as fostas
ho could, anil supposing that upon his
death ho had enjoined upon hta heirs an
eternity of counting, and that they had
continued doing so up to tho present
moment, their united efforts would not
,vt have reached tho amount of ouc
iptartcr of a billion.
lliiA7.it, with 8,310,000 square miles
nnd 14,000,000 peoplo Is tho United
Ntatos of South America. Her foreign
trade Is now $.418,000,000, about equally
divided lictwcen exports nnd Imports.
England rcIIs Brazil 47,000,0(X worth
of goods annually, and buys only 15,
000,000. Tho United States lost year
took from Brazil 183,83:1,030 worth of
coffee, rubber, sugar, hides nnd skins.
Wo sold to ltrazll fU.7lO.OM worth of
our products, but this Is doublo tho
amount sold four years ago.
M. J. IjAJAIH), who has been. Investi
gating the well-known whistling lan
guage of the Inhabitants of tho Island
of Uomer, In the Canaries, has come to
the conclusion that It Is really tho
tspunlsh language Intensified by tho aid
of whistling. Ip speaking the Gomcr
ianippuv his Angers In his mouth, by
twos of 'fours', arid blows with might
nnd main. Tho result Is a mixture of
words and whistles unintelligible to the
tyro; but after n little practice ono can
distinguish the words of the language.
Ciiii.i, with an area of 803,070 square
miles and a population of Jl.000,000, pro
duces '-1,000,000 bushels of wheat, 24,
000,000 gallons of wines nnd other things
on like Mnltfycarly. The woods of Vol
dlvla re 'fajriou, ami the fruit of Co
qntmbo is grcntly esteemed. The for
eign trade of Chill by the latest sta
tistics Is (120,000,000 a year, equally di
vided Into exports nnd Imports. Chill is
nn Illustration of what a developed
South American country can da The
United .States' import from Chill last
year amounted to(3,183,i!40, and her ex
port to Chill were (3,143,027. Should
an intercontinental railway bo built it
would develop large commercial Inter
changes. Tiik .distance to the nearest "fixed"
ctant has been computed by the best
astronomers to bo about '20,000,000,000,
(100 miles, a distance so vast that a trip
to our own sun seems but n pleasure
trip In comparison. The next in dis
tance Is about four times further away.
Light, which reaches us from the sun in
eight and onu-hnlf (8)) minutes, would
take seventy years In making n journey
tMJtwecn tho average fixed star and our
litUe world. It the volume of space In
cluded within our solar system wcro
occupied by ono huge globe 5,000,030,000
miles in dinmeter, even such u mighty
moss would bo but as a feather In tho
marvelous spread of space surrounding
it The sea of space could contain
2,700,000,000,000,000 of such globes, each
swinging at a distance approximating
600,000 miles apart!
Most Rev. Pktkh Riciunn Keniuck,
archbishop of St Louis, ut the ago of
8G years, has his first pair of spectacles.
He got them tho other day. It Is not
that his sight has fulled him so much
that ho got the glussRs, but that they
enabled him to read with greater case
and less strain on his nervos than was
caused by reading with tho naked eye.
"It is a remarkable thing," said un in
timate friend of his grace, "that a man
who has all his life read so much and
been so close n student as has tho arch,
bishop, should attain tho age of 80
ycarrfwlth scarcely uny Impairment of
bis eyesight When ho wan urged to
got thYglas.scsho at first refused, but
finally consented to try them. Tho
jrreatcrcu.se with which he can read
has pleased him yery much, und ho an
ticipates, a great deal of pleasure in
reading the magazines, of which ho Is
very fond,, but which for a tlmo ho had
It appears that very satisfactory re-
fultohave.bccn reuched In experiments
made with 1L Calllctto's apparatus for
producing a temperature of from ninety
degrees to ono hundred and ton degrees
anrenlicit below zero, by tho expan
sion of carbonic ucld. The apparatus
consists of two concentric vessels with
a BraaU'anruilnr space between them, a
spiral coll being placed Inside the inner
vesseL and thlsas,put In communication
with a closed vessel containing liquified
carbonlo acid gas. At itH lower end the
coll unconnected with the, unnulur space,
and at its upper a stop-cock is fitted.
When ustdtho Inner vessel is tilled with
alcohol, tho stop-cock on tho carbonic
cld vessel is fully opened, and tho cock
on the; spiral partly opened, when tho
liquid passes slowly into tho coll and
takes tho form of snow. From the coll
It "passes into tho unnulor chamber, in
which are placed piece of sponire soaked
in a1coholv which arrest all the acid that
baan.ot become gaseous, while tho gas
itself passes out of tho apparatus
through a ucnj, tube, with about five
and, one-fourth pints of ulcohol in tho
' 4nnA vniGi.l fitlfl rnnsiimtnr. fmtw .m.l
oneihalf to five and one-half pounds of
.'liquid carbonic ucld, a temperature of
atnctynve- acgreeB i anrenncit can bo
mibtalitM ia'ft few minutes. '
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Oloanod By Tologruph and MalL
PERSONAL AND POL1TICA1-
The Chinese minister outlines his ob
jections, to tho nCTcxcltislon law, out
declines to predict what hU' government
will da li (t ' ")
Tiik stnto central committee of tho
people's party of Arkansas has adopted
tho following: Resolved, That wo
recommend to our people thnt they re
frain from any fusion or combination
with other political parties and thnt
they mako a straight contest on tho
basis of our principles as heretofore set
Ex-Srwatou Inoaixh Is going to
Europe after tho republican national
convention Is held. Ho will deliver tho
Decoration day oration at Springfield,
Conokksbman Dockkrv, chairman of
the world's fair Investigating commit
tee, will, It Is announced, oppose any
further appropriation, though his re
port will commend the management
Tiik river and harbor bill ns It has
passed tho house carried an appropria
tion In round nutnticrs of (21,1100,000.
In addition to this the secretary of war
Is authorized to contract for the com
pletion of important project of Im
provement to an extent Involving the
ultimate expenditures of alnrnt (20,000,
000. James Croitdik, Sn., a well known
citizen of Chicago, Is dead. With his
death ends tho career of the man who
built the first Iwnt to cross the Atlantic
by stenm power alone. She wus tho
Itoynl William, tho boat which mnde
the trip from l'lctoti, N. S., to Graves
end in 1833. His wife is still living, is
80 years old and they wcro married
nearly sixty years ago.
Hon. Chari.ks Emoiiv Smith, of Tenn
sylvanln, United States minister to Kns
sla, has formally tendered his resigna
tion to tho president In order to resume
his Journalistic duties In Philadelphia,
CilAiu.KH K. CunTiH is the republican
nominee from the Fourth Kansas con
Tiiie'Mifttiourl democratic convention
elected the following delegntesnt large:
Charles II. Jones, of SU Louis; Charles
C. Mafiltt, of 'St LoelsJ . II. Phelps,
of Jasper county, and M. L. Clardy, of
St Francois county. Alternates T. T.
Crittenden, of Kansas City; J. H. Car
roll, of l'utnnm county; C. F. Cochran,
Iluchnnnn county, and Richard llland,
of Ilnlls county.
W. W. Finlkv, chairman of tho West
ern Passenger usvocintion, has resigned.
Tiik Iowa democrats have elcctedllon.
J. II. Shields, of Dubuque; Col. L. M.
Martin, of Des Momes; 'Edward Camp
bell, of Fairfield,and Joh- F. Duiicoinbc,
of Fort Dodge, delegutes at largo to the
national convention at Chicago. The
resolutions declared for tariff reform;
for bimetallism in coinage, and pre
scnted the name of Gov. Holes as the
choice of Iowa for president, nnd In
structed tho delegation to vote for him
at Chicago. Gov. Holes was indorsed by
n rising vote and amid much en
J. Tnr.ononK Huntkk, president of
tho Farmers' fc Merchants' National
bank of Phamlxvlllc, Pa., wan given a
hearing beforo United States Commis
sioner Rell on the charge of making
false reports to the comptroller of tho
currency as to the condition of the
bank and held In (10,000 ball.
Tiik Holy Rose, which the popo be
stows every year upon some Roman
Catholic princess "for virtue," fell this
year to tho queen of Portugal. Its esti
mated value is (10,000. Tho stem is of
solid gold and measures one meter sixty
centimeters. The cup of tho flower is of
the most delicate workmanship and I"
set with magnificent precious stones.
Oov. lUiuii:it, of Wyoming, nfter
hearing tho railway peoplo and south
ern Wyoming cattlemen, refused to al
ter his quarantine proclamation to
allow tho unloading of Texas steers ut
or In Junction. The regulation pre
vents tho trailing of S00.000 head of
grnssers across this state. A dozen
Union Pncitlc men wcro nt Cheyenne
trying to effect a compromise and left
very much disappointed. Unless a low
joint rate for delivery at llrennnu, 8.
D., can be mado the Union l'ucflc will
suffer n heavy traffic loss.
Mitsr. Victouia Wooniiui.!-MAHTi!t
and Lady Tennie Claflln Cook, her sis
ter, have begun suit for 8100,000 ngalnst
the Chicago Mull on account of articles
slandering them In connection with
their lives In Chicago und Cincinnati.
Mrs. Martin denies nil of tho stories.
A btiianok thing happened the other
day at the site of tho old Foelkler brew
ery in West Dubuque, la. A rustling
hound like un earthquake waa heard
and the next morning It wus discovered
that nearly nn acre of ground had
dropped Into a subterranean lake
which covers a vast Inxly of mineral.
Dki'Utv Postmahtkr Woon, of La
Porte, Ind., has been arrested for em
bezzlement of post olllce money amount
ing to about (2,000. Ho wus soon to bo
married to tho only granddaughter of
Buffalo Miller, president of tho whisky
trust and treasurer of Cook county, 111.
Tiik annual report of the Southern
Pacific Co. for 1601 shows gross earn
ings (.10,4."0,000, nn increase of (3,007,
000 over the previous year. The oper
ating expenses were (31,204,000; tho not
earnings (111,850,000, un increase of (J.
000,143 over 1890. The total,passenger
earnings were (13,051,000 an Increase of
(M)0,000. Tho freight earnings were
(33,057,000, nn Increase of (1,535,000 dver
tljo preceding year.
Gkoiiok Fiiiknii has been arrested
nnd imprisoned nt Springfield, Mo., on
the charge of having killed Deputy
Sheriff Williams, of Taney county. His
brother-ln-lnw, Milton Everett, bus con
fessed thut he committed the deed.
Tiik ravages of tho buffalo gnats in
the lower counties of Kentucky are
moro serious than at first reported, and
not less than 1,000 head of horses have
perished from the poisonous stings of
tho insects. They uro nbt moro thnu
half as large as a horse-fly, and horses
suffer moro f.om their stings than cat
tle. There seems to bo uo successful
remedy to prevent the animal's death
after being stung, ' ,, ' '
DdKMt.to, tho condemned wlfo mur
derer, in a confession to a clergyman
has declared that ho won confined In
insnno asylums when 12 and 10 years of
age. Ho made four attempts to murder
Emily Mather, his last wlfo, tho first In
London and tho others at Windsor. Ho
declared that he did not bury tho body
himself and knew nothing of tho oo
IK a riot at Lodz, Russia, ten men
wcro killed and more than one hundred
Tiik London grand jury returned a
"true bill" against Hon. Patrick Gre
ville Nugent, who is charged with hav
ing assaulted Miss Marlon Lymcttu
1'rlco in tho compartment of a carriage
on tho London, llrlghton & South Coast
railway on tho night of April 18.
Gov. Shay, who recently returned
from tho Arapahoe and Cheyenne reser
vation, says the Indian trouble thero
originated in a dispute between Indians
nnd somo white men over a claim al
lotted to nn Indian, which had ac
cidentally been omitted from tho gov
ernment list of allotment.
Tub secretary of tho navy ha ordered
tho Yorktown, Mohican, Adams and
Rush to sail from Port Townsond for
Tiik exact causo of tho terrible ox
plosion in tho conl mine at Roslyn,
Wash., in which forty-eight men per
ished, will probably never bo known, ns
it is now certain that every man In tho
mine was killed. Tho most reasonable
conclusion Is thnt a miner struck a gas
pocket or feeder which suddenly filled
tho slope nnd becamo ignited by the
A TKiuiirio tornado pawed two miles
northwest of Collinsvillo,'J?enn., recent
ly, doing great damage to houses, live
stock and fences. The storm first struck
tho farm of .T. R. Cartwrlght, blowing
away several outhouses and destroying
a large amount of timber. Tho farm of
Chesterltiggs, colored, was next visited.
His house wus completely demolished.
Rlggs was seriously hurt and several of
his family more or less injured by fall
ing timbers, chimneys, etc. Every treo
In Ids ynnl was twisted or torn tip by
tho roots, and the place was littered
with dead hogn, cows and fowls.
In the Methodist conference tho lay
men won a decided victory, their right
to representation, that Is to heat and a
voice in the conference, having been
Tiik Union printers' home at Colorado
Springs, Col., was dedicated the other
day. Addresses were delivered by Gov.
Routt, Mayor Sprague, Hon. George W.
Chtlds, August Donnth, of Washington,
D. C; Senator Galllngcr, of Now Hamp
shire, and others. The National Ed
itorial association In large numbers were
Tiik Memphis bridge has been formal
ly opened nnd accepted by tho govern
ment nnd the bridge company. Senator
Voorhees delivered the oration.
Twkkty-hkvkx houses were burned
in tho residence portion of Savan
nah, Go. Loss alxiut (100,000. Tho
fire Is thought to have been of incendiary
Tiik town of Cheyenne In county F,
Oklahoma, was visited by n tornado and
every tent nnd many buildings n tho
town were blown down. Tho Arrow
was about to go to press when its build
ing waft wrecked and tho typo scattered
over tho prairie.
Nkw Mkxicos capital building at
Santa Fo was destroyed by fire. Loss,
estimated at 8350,000, is a total one, oa
there was no Insurance upon It
At tho session of tho general confer
ence of the A. M. E. Z. church nt Pitts
burgh, Fa., Rev. Dr. Albert Walters, of
New York, and Rev. Dr. J. C. Clinton,
of North Carolina, were elected bishops.
In the senate on tho tilth the naval
bill wus considered. In tho house tho
Sibley claim bill caused filibustering, in
tliu midst of which there was un ad
journment Auai'HTA nnd Towanda, Kan., were
visited by a cyclone tho other day.
but no lives were lost
Tiik will of tho Into William Astor
has boen offered for probato In New
York Tho estate is valued nt from
(30.000,000 to (50,000,000. Mrs. Astor
receives tho Newport nnd New York
houses and nn annuity of (50,000 per
year. The daughters, Mrs. Roosevelt
and Mrs. Wilson, each receive trust
estates for life of (850,000 and a similar
estato is divided among tho four chil
dren of Mrs. J. Coleman Drayton. Char
ity receives (200,000. Tho rest is given
in trust for life to John Jacob Astor,
In the Methodist general confcrcnco
Rev. Thomas Hanlon, of Pennington
seminary, introduced a resolution de
claring that tho Methodist Episcopal
church should come out squarely upon
the great struggle letwcen capital and
labor being waged In this country. It
was referred to tho commltteo on state
of the church.
In Ilrazll perfect tranquility Is re
ported. Two moro attempts to blow up
government buildings in Caracas,
Venezuela, with dynamite bombs have
taken place. Tho federal palace waa
one of tho edifices they sought to
wreck. No damage was done
John Hknky Smith, formerly minister
to Liberia, and Mr. Dulles, of Arkansas,
two colored men, wcro heart! recently
by the house committee on appropria
tions In favor of a proposition advanced
that tho congress appropriate (100,000
for an exhibit at tho world's fair illus
trative of the products of tho colored
race from 1803 to 1803.
At the deep water convention hold la
Memphis, Tenu., resolutions demanding
ndequute and continuous appropria
tions for tho Improvement of tho Mis
sissippi river wore adopted.
Gov. H.OWKH, of New York, has
vetoed the bill appropriating (540,000
for improving and increasing the lock-
ngo und capacity of the state canals, "y
St'KAKKR ciiisi laid before thoyhouso
the other day a letter from tho acting
secretary of tho treasury transmitting
a statement of the deficiency in the ap
propriation for pensions for the current
fiscal yeur of (7,074.13-J, and recommend
ing thut it bj supplied by appropriating
that suuVironi the unexpended balance
of ($.834,070 remaining to the credit of
punuloii. lor tho tLsoaeartt.l. $
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
!?lrafil nt CIiImro.
The matter of tho state educational
exhibit at tho world's fair was thor
oughly discussed at a recent meeting of
county nnd city superintendents, held
nt tho state house in Lincoln, and If tho
plan decided upon Is carried out Ne
braska will have no need of being
nslmmcd of her display. Tho general
plan will bo to divide tho exhibits into
classes as follows:
State institutions, Including tho state
university, normal and Industrial
schools and institutes for tho blind,
deaf and dumb and feeblo minded.
EducatlonallnstltUtlons, other than
public, comprising universities, col
leges, normal schools, academies, busi
ness colleges, kindergartens nnd pa
Teachers' institutes, showing methods
of conducting, courses of study, general
character, circulars and announce
ments. Children's work in both city and
liuildings and apparatus, to bo shown
by photographs of school buildings,
loth exterior und interior, with plans
State olllce, comprising photographs
of prominent educators of tho state, re
ports, circulars and literature.
Tho matter of cxpenso will bo tho
greatest difficulty to surmount Tho
state commission has appropriated but
(1,600, with tho understanding that this
amount is to bo used for defraying tho
expenses of preliminary work. Tho
commission will recommend a further
appropriation, but it is tho opinion of
those interested in the matter that It
will be ndvlsablo to undertake to rnlso
a fund outside. The Kansas plan of so
liciting penny subscriptions from school
children hns been considered and may
The store of Horry it Roe at Paddock
was burned, tho other night Loss,
Tiik ten-year-old son of Joseph Tod
lecek was drowned In Walnut creek at
Crete the other day.
Tiik Commercial hotel at Stanton
burned tho other morning. Tho loss
was about (5,000; insurance, CJ.U00.
Gkiivan farmers in tho neighborhood
of Sterling raised (J00 to nid tho relief
work among the starving Russians.
Tiik Nebraska State Sunday School
association will hold its twenty-fifth
, annual mcetiug at Kearney Juno 7, 8
Tiik Baptist church at Ashland has
extended a call to Miss Francis Towns
ley, of Chicago, to supply tho pastorate
and she hus accepted.
Gkoiiok Ridwklt,, recently of New
York, was lately killed by a cyclone in
Oklahoma, and his father, F. A. Did
well, seriously injured.
Fbank V. Kratkv, real estato dealer
from Wahoo, who had been taking
treatment at the bichloride of gold In
stitute at Illair, committed suicide tho
other day by throwing himself in front
of the lilack Hills passenger train on
A HKAW rain wnshed away a West
Point sidewalk and a lady fell into a
hole four feet deep where tho sidewalk
ought to have been. Sho was badly
bruised, nnd her warning scream pre
vented several other ladles from fulling
into the same hole.
Nkak Lexington the other day a team
ran away with which Marshall Spado
gre, a boy fourteen years old, was plow
ing. The boy had tho lines around his
body and was dragged to death. The
team ran until tired und stopped a milo
from the Held. The boy was found with
the lines still around his body.
Considkhaulk excitement was recent
ly caused at Plattsmouth by the discov
ery of gold in tho sands of tho Platte
river. The discovery was mado somo
tlmo ago but it was supposed thut the
sands discovered had merely washed
down from the mines at the head of tho
river and tho matter was temporarily
dropped. Now tho owner of a rock
quarry in tho hills north of town has
discovered traces of gold in his quarry
and ho proposes to investigate further.
It Is proposed to organize a company to
sink a shaft and see If thero is anything
behind the traces.
Tiik charge of murder hns been lifted
from tho shoulders of tho Steinbeck
brothers, farmers residing in Merrick
county. About six months ago a wom
an in tho insano asylum, related to
the Stolnbccks, made titterings to the
effect that under n certain tree on tho
Steinbeck farm tho remains of Gustav
llutrcncr would bo found. Hagencr
was an employe of tho Stolnbccks, and
suddenly disappeared. It was related
that the Stelnbecks murdered tho man
for his money. Tho ease never came
beforo the courts, however. It is now
shown bv a letter received by tho
father In Duff, Neb., that Hagcner is
alive and well In Colorado.
A FKAitKUL electric storm attended by
heavy rain nnd hall visited Crete re
cently nnd flooded thd town. As a pas
senger train from the west camo within
three miles of Crete and while crossing
a high embankment over a large and
heavy stone culvert tho embankment
gave way, throwing tho engine to ono
sldo and telescoping tho mall and tho
baggage couch. Tho mall coach fell
eighty feet In front of the engine. Thu
smoker landed in tho wnshout nnd re
mained there. Tho fireman of engine
280 nnd two tramps, who stolu a ride on
tho mall car were Instantly killed.
Floyd Keller, a mall agent, was danger
ously injured and several passengers
Skvkiui. ladles belonging to tho local
Women's Christian Temperance union
created a sensation at Wahoo tho other
morning by making u tour of the streets
ami destroying the lithographs of a
female variety troop. They objected to
tho thin uttlrp of tho damsels as repre
sented In the Hthogruphcd pictures.
Tle ndvance'ngent of the show demand
ed pay for tho pictures, und tho ladles
promptly hunled over (1.60 tho umount
Tiik lonjrest nnd most complete term
of court aver held In Knox county was
adjourned at Niobrara tho other day by
Judge Allen, who cleared tho docket fwr
The week's IrocMidln Conrtoiued For
C'nnvf nlwice of the Render.
Tub senate on tho f th resumed consideration
of the resolution of Mr. Jones Ark.) to pay the
Choctaw nnd Chickasaw nations for their Inter
cuts tn tho Chcycnno and Arapahoe rctcrvatlon
nnd Mr. Dawes spoko In favor of It Mr. Gorman
offered resolutions upon tho death of Senator
Wilson (Md.). After remarks tho senate ad
journed The Sibley bill was tho order in tho
house, but it wan laid aside and the river and
harbor bill taken up In commltteo of the whole,
Mr. ttecd (Me.) and Mr. itolman (Ind.) had a
tilt during tho debate on the propensity of tho
latter to object to appropriations where In
diana was not interested. The commltteo rose
without completing the bilk and an evening
session was held for pension business.
Tne senate was not la session on the 7th nnd
the house transacted but little business. Tho
bill passed donating to Oklahoma City the
reservation near thero for school purposes.
Tho house then went Into committee of the
wholo on tho river and harbor bill. After
somo tlmo consideration the bill was reported
to tho house, and Mr. Richardson (Tcnn.)
moved to lay It on tho table, which was re
jected. Tho amendments wero then all agreed
to but the houso adjourned without anally
passing the bllL
Arren routtno business In the senate on tho
9th Mr. Frro reported tho houso bill to encour
ago American ship building and moved Its Im
mediate consideration, which was agreed to.
After somo debate the bill passed as It camo
from tho houso by 41 yeas to 10 nays. The res
olution to pay (SOOO.OOJ to the Choctaw and
Chickasaw nations for thotr part of tho Chey
enno and Arapahoe reservation waa agreed to,
and after an executive session the senate ad
journed.... After considering unimportant re
port tho house took up the river and harbor
bill, which, after several amendments had been
rejected, was passed yeas, 18 J i nays, 6ft. Dis
trict of Columbia business was then considered
Tna senato on tho 10th occupied considerable
time In the discussion of the bltt to enlarge tho
Yellowstone park. Mr. Vest said that he
would submit to the passage of tho bill, not be
cause his Judgment approved of It, but because
he could not help himself American tourists
spent IW,iK,OX) n year In European travel,
and If tho Yellowstone park wcro among the
Italian or Swiss Alps cverv American who
went irtiro.irt would visit it and would cross the
ocean for that purpose, but as It is an Ameri
can wonder, Americans went nwav from It
Mr. Horry spoko ngalnst It, but the bill tlnally
passed and after an executive session tho sen
ate adjourned.... In the houso tho sundry civil
approprlttlon bill was considered in committee
of the wholo. The amount appropriated by the
bill Is (25 167,757. against an estlmato or flMM,
&VV Pending debate tho commltteo roso nnd
tho houso adjourned.
In the senate on tho 11th tho resolutions ot
tho Methodist quadrennial conforcnoo In re
gard to closing the world's fair on Sunday were
received. Am6ng tho bills passed Aero: Tho
bill for tho constructl6n of 'a bridge over tho
Missouri river at St Charles: tho bill authoriz
ing the secretary ot war to cause s survey for n
ship canal connecting Lake, Krlo and tho Oslo
rltorfromConneaut harbor or Pittsburgh, nnd
many local bills. After an executive session
tho senato adjourn od.i..Thoro wero two sur
prises In tho house. The first was tho striking
from tho sundry civil bill tho appropriation of
t!0,otM for thq purchaso ot a stto'and tho com
mencement of a new building for a new mint at
Philadelphia, and the second tho sudden spring
ing of the silver question by Mr. Uland In tho
shape of an amendment to tho sumo bill requir
ing the colnago and Issue nnd pavmchtof appro
priations of the sliver bullion now In tho treas
ury. Tho amendment was ruled out, but Mr.
Dland said ho would rcnow tho amendment.
The sundry civil bill was considered In commit
tee of tbo wholo until adjournment.
IN tho senato on tho 12th Mr. Diwcs Intro
duced a bill authorizing tho president to pro
claim the 4)1th anniversary of tho discovery of
America (October IS, ItK,) n general holiday.
Mr. Call offered a resolution, which was referred,
requesting tho president to open negotiations
with Spain for tho tho establishing of an inde
pendent republic for Cuba. Tho president's
messago on tho subject of nn International bi
metallic conference was tnken up nnd Senator
PeOer spoko In favor ot frco coinage. The naval
appropriation bill was then considered until ad
journment..., In the houso Mr. Oates (Ala.) re
ported back n substitute for tho Watson Pinker-
ton Investigation resolution. It provides for on
ln cstlgution of tho Plnkerton dctectlvo system,
especially tho action of dolectUc In Into rail
road strikes. A long debate followed and tho
resolution was adopted. The sundry civil bill
was then debited until adjournment
SECRETARY BLAINE'S FALL.
At Once Ifrlpril to Ills Feet He Declared
Washington, May 13. Secretary
Iilalnu attended a strawberry festival
given In the northwestern part of town
yesterday and came near meeting with
nn accident. While approaching tho
largo pavilion in which tho greater
number of guests gathered ho stepped
on a narrow elevated board walk run
ning along the driveway to greet somo
friends. Among the ludics was Miss
Letter, who, selecting a red rosebud
from a cluster ut her belt, fastened it in
the lapel of his coat. Raising his hat in
acknowledgment, tho secretary made
a misstep and beforo ho could re
gain his balance his foot slipped
off the board and his length
was measured on the ground. He was
at once helped to his feet and, in re
sponse to anxious inquiries, declared
himself wholly unhurt. After mount
ing the short flight of stairs Secretary
Itlaino rested for five minutes in tho
little reception room nnd then insisting
on joining tho company, with whom ho
remained somo time.
DIAMOND ROBBERY IN UTAH.
Two I.mllcs Were Held Up In Halt I.nkii
Salt Lakh Citv, Utah, May 10. A
bold diamoud robbery has Just como to
light here. While Mrs. Ensenbergcr
and a friend, the wife of n wealthy
wool grower, were sitting In
their room after returning from
a dance three masked men
entered the room and with revolvers In
hand demanded their valuables. Tho
wife addressed tho holdups, asking
them if there wero no men in
Salt Lake worth robbing. The Irony
was unheeded, ono of tho trio
replying: "Wo aro out for the stuff,
men or women. Wo want all your dia
monds. You women will do without
jewelry. You don't need it Shell out
or iret out"
Mrs. Ensenbergcr had ten stones and
her friend five, all worth (0,000. Mrs.
Ensenberger saved n valuable brooch
by dropping It on tho floor. Two purses
containing (17.1 wcro also taken. There
la no trace of tho thieves or plunder,
Three Persons Killed by Lightning.
Dknipon, Tex., May 12. M. O. Col
lins, a cattle man of Jack Fork county,
Choctaw nation, who Is In the city,
brings Intelligence of the denth of three
persons, who wero killed by lightning
Sunday night at tho Tenuher ranch.
Tho persons killed aro Mr. and Mrs.
Juno Shuw, white, and Albert Morgan,
an Indian. Tho bolt descended through
tho chimney. Tho persons killed wero
seated at tho log tire, Tho oust Bide of
tho dwelling wus completely wrecked.
Tho Russian imperial council hns de
cided to admit Jews to municipal franchises.
"EVERY WORD TRUE P
tho Writer of
n Reiterate Ills Statements, rrodncfr
Additional Proor and Clearly
UeOaes 1IU Position.
N. Y. Sun.1 '
It would bo difficult to measure the in
tercst and comment, not to say excitement,
which tho published letter of Dr. It. A.
Ounn, which appeared in tho papers yoster
day, lias occasioned, Tho proininenco or
tho doctor and tho unusual nature of the
letter havo both tended to add interest tot
tho subject and make It really the talk of
I called upon Dr. Ounn nt his residence,.
No. 134 West Forty-sovontU street, yoster
day afternoon. ' I found the reception room,
crowded, and It was only after an hour's
waiting that I succeeded la obtaining a
Dr. Gunn Is a distinguished looking man,
and impressed mo at once by his tnanly
beurltig and air of sincerity. I took ttitv
cat ho courteously offered me, and said:
"Aro you aware, doctor, of tho commo
tion your letter has caused 1"
Dr. Gunn smiled, and replied! "Thtngt.
out of tho ordinary usually causo comment.
It Is not a common thing for physicians to
indorso and cordially recommend medicines
other than thoso in tho MattrU Mtdka. His
tory Is full of Instances of scientists who
havo Indorsed discoveries they bcltevo to
be valuable, and havo been denouncod for
so doing, and yet these) satno discoveries"
aro blessing tho world to-dav. I hone II
havo tbo manhood and courago to bo true
to my convictions, and that Is why I bo
epenly and unhesitatingly Indorso War
ner's Bafo Curo as being tho greatest ol
modorn discoveries for tho euro of diseases'
which havo baffled the highest skill of the
I was impressed with the earnestness ot
tho doctor, and saw that ho meant every
word that be said.
"llow long havo yon known ot this rem
edy, doctor!" I asked.
"Nearly ton years," ho replied. "My at
tention was originally called to tho Bafo.
Curo by a serious case of Brlght's discaso,
which was considcrad hopoless, and '6t
much to my surprlso, under its usa the
patient recovo red. 1 havo tried it in other
casos slnoo thco constantly, and my origi
nal faith In its power has been confirmed.
Ihnvosccn paticnU recover from inflam
mation or tho bladder, gravel and Bright'
disooso when all other trcatmenthad fulled,
and I havo found It especially efficient ln
all femalo troubles;"
"Can yon specify any particular cases,
doctor 1" I asked.
"That is a delicate thing to do," thodnc
tor replied; "but, as I always keep a writ
ten record ot my oases, I oun accommoduto
you." Thereupon the doctor opened his desk;
and produced his record book. Turning
over tho leaves ho said :
"Hero Is a case of a gentleman who woa
a great sufferer from inflammation of the?
bladder of long standing. Ho hud consult
ed a number of physicians without bcnoilt.
When first consulted I myself tried tho
usual methods of treatment, but without
success, and I finally advised him to try
Warner's Bafo Cure. Ho felt better fron
tho sturt, and in a few weeks waa entirely
cured." Tho doctor turned a few pages further,
and then said:
"Hero Is another case. It la that of
gentleman who had frequent attacks ot
renal calculi, which, as you know, is gravel
forming In tho kidneys. Ho had never
been able to prevent those formations, but
alter an unusually sovero attack I rccom
mended him to try tho Safe Curo. which.
uo uiii, ana, natiougn it is t&reo years sine
no iook mo remedy, no has never bad &'
Tho doctor continued to turn tho leaves ot
his book, nnd suddenly exclaimed:
"Iloro Is a most remarkablo enso. It 1
that ot a lady who iiad sufforcd for some
tlmo from Bright's dlsoase. Bho became
tntltnte, and about tho fourth month sud
denly becamo blind, had convulsions anj
finally fell into a state of coma, caused by
uremlo or kklnoy poison. Several physi
cians who saw her said sho could not live,
and In this viow I fully concurred. As sho
could still swallow I said, as a last resort,
that they might try Wurnor's Bafo Cure,
They did so, and to tho surprlso of every
ono alio recovered. Bho has slnco given
birth to a Uvingchiid, and is perfectly w oil
"Thoso aro certainly most wondorfu)
cases, doctor," I snid, "and wlillo I do
not for a momemt question their authen
ticity I should consider it a great favor if
you would glvo mo their names. I think
tholmportancoof tho subject would fully
"In tho interest of other sufferers I think
you uro correct," Dr. Gunn finally observed,
after a moment's thought. "Both tho lady
and her husband aro so rejoiced, so grate
ful, over hor recovory that I know sbo is
only too glad to huvo others hear it. Tho
lady is Mrs. Eamcs, wlfo of tho well known
cos tumor. Bho was not' only restored, buk
is In perfect health to day."
I thanked tho doctor for his courteous,
reception, for tho valuable information im
parted, and Ifeol assured that his generous,
nnd humano nature will prevent blmfrom.
feeling other than glad nt seeing this intor
riaw published for tho beneflt of suffering-
DIDN'T RECOGNIZE HIM.
A Surprised Young Man's Very Natural,
It was quite Into and the two young
men were strolling along a sldo street.
Suddenly ono of them asked:
"Isn't that Wllber?"
The other ono looked in tho direction,
indicated and snid that It was.
"Get in the shadow of tho building,'
said the first, "and we'll scare tho llfo
ou tof him."
A moment later tho humorous young
man gavo a war whoop and rushed out!
on tho unsuspecting Wilbcr, wildly
waving his arms. Wilbcr jumped about'
livo feet and tben
"Hold on I" cried tho humorous young
man, as ho wriggled out from under.
"I am," responded Wllber, as ha
bumped ho youug man's head on tho
pavement. "Wllberl Wllber! don't you know
Wilbcr let go ot tho young man's ears
and said: '
"O, it's you, is It?"
"Yes; I thought I'd scare you, but'
you ought to havo known me?"
Wllber brushed the dire off his clothes,
helped tho young man to his feet and
"You ought to have known me?"
Don't boast too much of youn
"strong points." A Imob in tho wood la
the hardest part, and yet is tho first to.
"strong points." and yet i the first to
how a defect.
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