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A LITTLE IRISH GIRL,
'l lintiki," six
"1 Call COIIIU IIOVV.
If you want nnv
says Dulciiii.'ii, pot cci vinii her be
tlirothcd turn to the doorway, us if to
'liuink you! An hour hunt" will ilo
viry well." topMos im rnollvi ami
rlo-ji'i tho dnoi' lii'luatl li i t ii.
"There! says Ihileinou, looulm? at
Lire, with angry oici full of to n--:
"whin tlo vou think of that'.' I'm sure
I offered to go with hlu'i, tlitla't I? ami
jou wi1 how ho treated mo. You saw
it. didn't you''-'
"I saw it indeed. I hilclt', why
Ih alt of him at all ' U hy euro.' 1 1
is, beneath your notice."
"Oil! he l more than that,
wretch. I li.iti' Siim'1" i'ri
He U i
vohoinonlly. .sliu stumps her small
foot upon tho around, ami lima
siKiiioniy, tor no sued groat reuon
shi' cover her fao'wlth
ami hursts into a -torui of
( lIAPiilU IV.
num., wliuu ale you ro.iin-
O stay iiml hear
" our t rue love's emu-
Tlmt f.ia sing both liij:li mill law;
Trip no fin titer, iri'tt. sweothur"
It is a tlistitu'tly aggressive mood
that she goes to tho drawing. room an
hour later, to keep her appoiatmi'iit
with Mr lialph. Mm Hails him there,
lounging in a big ehair, with hi
hands Hasped bi'hni'.l his he ul. guing
mooJil.V into the lire. Tlioro is a
frown upon Ills brow that he does
not attempt to got rid of, as ho
pets slowly on to his feet to receive
"You did not troublo yourself to
hurry,"' says ho unpleasantly.
"You gavo iiiu the impression
that any lime would tlo," retorts she.
Willi a little shrug of her pretty
"No time would have suited you, I
dare say," says he bitterly.
"Murh better, if you are going
to bo in a bad temper." with
a touuh of temper on her own part.
Ankotell looks at her intently for a
moment. There is a euriotis light in
liis eye -n quiet; lire. Ho oven
moves bib lips as if he would havo
spoken, but by a strong effort controls'
"Is my temper the only thins.'
against mo?" asks ho presently with a
cnillo that, if still resentful, is also
"I havo made no complaint, '" re
turns sho lolly.
"Then 1 wish you would I'" erlos he
fiercely, his late control lliimr to tlio
winds, and a very storm nf passion
shaking him. "Wliat! do you think
I am a stone, or a fool, that I can't
see how you treat mo? Kind your
fault! Mate it! Let me see where 1
"If,"' says Miss MeDermot, laying'
her hand on tho back of the chair
nearest her -"if it was to- to roar at
me j on asked mo to meet, you
here, 1 think you would have
done belter to reserve jour invitation.
Mio is very pale as she thus tlellos
him. but her lovely head is well
thrown up, and battle declares Itself
in every feature.
"Well- I bo;? your pardon, ' says
Ankotell. with tho air of a man who,
lintliu? tho matter hopeless. j?ivos in.
"Let us ?riiiilv -presuinu I base no
"Hy all means," acquiesces sho de
murely. Thorn were some papers to bo
signed with regard to our marriii?e."
hays ho; "Hint was why I asked you
to come here; bat you delayed so long
"I fancied you wore very happy
whero you were, nail so I would not
hao you disturbed. I told your
fathor I could coiao iicriitn to-morrow,
and so could the solicitor. You see,
Hiitirleully. "I have always jour
interests at heart."
"You are too good!" returns she,
villi ii satire of her own so Hue,
that his sinks into iusiiallicaace.
Then, quite suddenly, she turns to
him, and eroding tho room, roaches
the hearthrug on which he is stand
in?. "What is it all about'.'" a-ks shu.
with a ehango from tiaessu to utter
straightforwardness. Something ha-.,
vexed you. What?"
"Ah! bo much you havo troubled
yourself to discover," says lie, with a
hai'shnoss that sho is clover otiouj?h to
I; i ow Is horn of grief. "Something'
How nitinv tilings? I wonder. My
life for the past month has been a
hell. Hoeaiiso I don't say much, you
lliiak I cannot feel at all. What do
you think I felt on that llr.st cursed
evening, when t tint fellow oumu be
neath your roof when jmr told old
Jindgot tlmt you wore Hired of hear
ing of Sir ltalph?'"
She is standing opposite to him,
with the lirelight illuminating her
faco. A little tpiick shlvor seems to
come over her; lint beyond that hhe
makes no sign.
"I suppnso you mean that you wish
to break our engagement," says sho,
her voice coming from bur in Utile
"That! No. That Is the hist tiling
1 should moan."
"And yet, if you believe inn tired
of you surely you would wish to"
"I should not." coldly.
t "Niit even then? Tlrod of you!
You heard mo say that, and still"
"I shall never break off my engage
ment with you," says lie slowly.
Never! I shall leave Hie breaking of
our engagement to you."
"You moan," says sho, in a liltl
"holclng voice, "that you will leave
, the odium of It upon mo:11'
"I menu tlmt I shall never break with
jnu until you break with me." ,
"You nro n tyrant!" erics sho sud
denly. "You .don't care for me, jot
you will hold mo In spite of me!"
"Is that your reading of It?"
"Yes, that Is what I thinkwhat
J honestly think. Do you l.mow,
looking straight at him, her charm
ing, angry faco brilliant with
emotion, 1 believe that In your
mart you hate mo, and that tho pun
shnient you have laid out for imj Is to
-wioiw 1'ornnm tsiOTiinihi;"iV5i7"'"
C. Ilosmer, Agt., lied Cloud. Nub.
! "It that what you think, Dulflnoa?"
A lt p lui.us nun to her. and a
moment gives li'm tiim' to eiiih her'
llruilv liy both arm, ami n hold ,
her that ho ran compel lit'r to moot I
hi- gao. "You think that of tiio'1
Ami why? Why? Look heiv"" (with
sudden iiiloii.) "Mow tlaio you
Uinil: toof tin':' You. who-o solo tie- i
iig'.t -ei'-ns to lie to ruin an
linnet man's happiness! How d.ire
.vou tii nilijiiili''' nil'' Theie," re
Iciis'iti? her. go. I am a fuol to sudor
t.i I "
lie thrusts her from him. autl. walk
i titi toward tho window, Mugs It uj)
and sti'ii.4 into the growing night.
"Tlinti dlilsl di'luti ta n e.ir;
All ! little pi.iKe; l'i v.ure
Makes nitn'r lie iris rejoice.
MaltOs alt e.iM itliul tn.it licir."
Mi- MeDermot, thus abnuloneil,
st'inds for a full minute motionless.
her llr.st feeling is astonish
that this heretofore abject
lovo of hers has now proved so
masterful. Hut the aet N lago -pure
'l'o tioat her like that! Ho! Kalpli!
who lui'l been so humbly glml when
iho had fallen in with 'her father's
views about him and permitted him
to be engaged to her! The world
must be coining to an end.
She is stating through the window
that has -oea him depart. Her bauds
are hanging by her sides. Her tall,
slight llgure lias grtuvn rigid.
'liie world must be coming to an
end; b.it whose world? His, or hers?
Who is to fall In this encounter?
Which of them will bo counted among
Not sio. at all events. Despite the
wild tlnolibiiig in her throat sn coin
inamls herself so far as to forbid the
to it's that aro struggling for an open
ing, lie may still be there out there
in tho chill of theexipiisito early night,
and lie might see.
He! 'ly'rant! Ami to th! man her
father has ghoa her! A n..'.!! who.
on the smallest provoea'io'-, has
showered Insult upon Insult on her
head. Well, ho shall soe! lalh-r or no
father, she will never marry him! Ob,
he shall see!
She grinds her little lovely
white tooth together, and with a last
delimit glance at tho window leaves
In the hull she checks herself. An
idea, a thought of vengeance, has
occurred to her. This other--this
stranger -he loves her. at all
events In him lies a chance of res
cue! Koscut) fioni miirriiiiro with this
dotustatilo niiiu, who has told her so
many horrit.lo things about lier.olf,
and all, naturallv, untrue.
Sho opens tho door of the old
school-room, and enters it with a ve
hemence thai can hardly be misunder
stood. '.Something has happened," savs
Kvro, gelling on to his feet with some
difficult v. "What Is It, Dulcie?"
"Oh. lie has behaved abominably,
s.nys she. her eyes Hushing. "Ilo said
the most cruel things."
"Never mind him. darling. 'omo
ami sit down by me, ami let ur try
to Had a way out of our tllllleiillies."
iiut I must mind him!" cries she
Indignantly. "Why, I can't tell you
all ho said
glad of that." put.s
"I'.nt I must tell you all that." villi
charming inconsistency. "I remem
ber every word. They seem burned
into my brain. Oh! howassori.de!
I'auov his telling me I had ruined his
"It seems to mo that he Is trying to
"Mine?'1 She gaes at lilm a mom
ent, as if not quite understanding this,
and then; "You don't understand."
says she. "Now, could he ruin mine?
Iiut uevor mind that -that's folly!
.hist hear tho other dreadful lliinge ho
said: He beu'iin by telling me"
"Dulcie," Im checks her bv a wav
ing hand, "after all, you know, lie
can't have wanted mo to hear him.
Wo needn't go into details, need we?
It is enough for mo to know that lie
has been, well, bea?tly to you."
"liuastly! he hasn't boon tint," says
sho, with quite unexpected fervor,
"iionstly is u vulgar word. Ho has
been horrid. I." with a decision Unit
curries a frown with It, "uoa'tdeny
that: but ho has never been beastly!"
"You aro a generous foe," says
Kyro, smiUing. llav generosity, in
deed, strikes li 1 in as being something
out of tho way, something beyond
words charming. It would have
been so easy to her to abuse this
troublesome this so evidently undo
sired lover. And yet she caniu.i
bring herself in bur integrity to ion
any small virtue he may posses.
"Well, then, wo will let him slide if
you like; no use talking about a low
'sort of hound like that."
What abominable language you
use!" sayn she. "Kvuii If Sir Halph
has behaved unkindly to mo, 1 don't
see why you, a stranger, should call
him bail' names."'
"You aro quito right, and I am
wrong," says Kyre. giving In delight
fully. "Hut eurely now, alter all
you havo told me, you don't still feel
bound In duty's chains to marry that
"Certiilnly not," s'lys sho, with a
firm compression of her inoiilh. "If
thero is ouo thing on earth about
whluh I have quito mudu up my mind,
it is that 1 bliull uevor marry fair
"And a good thing, too," says he.
"You mean ll?"
"Can't you seo that I moan it?"
turniiiL' Uj him an extremely palu and
i ciiu'l," mmjs he, gazing at her re
firetfully. "1 can see only ouo thing
and Hint Is that you uro unhappy."
"Of t'ourso I'm unhappy, after tho
scolding 1 havo just undergone. Why,
father, never scolded mo as lie did!"
"L'an't ynu forget him?" nays J'yro
i can't. It Is very hard to forget
the people ouo hates. However,
whether I forgot or remember iilui,
my muni is miiuo up; i shall never
inu Instead! ' says Eyre
It would bo impossible to
tluaciibo the amount of astonishment
ulm bus thrown Into this worth
"Yes. Why not? You know, I
havo told you, how 1 lovo you. (JImi
LOUIS lIAUGKIt iV CO.,
TIIK 1SKD CLOUD CHINK.
yourself ( me. J.et nu ivo ie you
fiioui this tyranny that is oppressing
and destroy im? your life."
" 'lyr.ir.ny!' ' lepeats she ms if
struck h tli! word. "Yes. ho is a ty
rant, Isn't he?"
"Oil. never nilntl him. I'y all ae
couiits he's not worih a thought."'
iys Mr llvre. with sovereign con
"V iioo account-''"
"Well, haven't you abused lili.i to
im'? Haven't vou had oiuseto tlo so?
"Oh, cause!" say sho. She grows
silent, and tauds near him witli gao
heat upon the ground mid brows
drawn Incomer. Suddenly she looks
up at huu. and ho can sou that her
eyes aie full of tears.
"Dnleie," cites ho. Impulsively,
"you are unhappy. Why should any
one be unhappy.' Wo have so short a
time to live that It is folly not to make
tho best of every hour of It. Forget
all this. Throw up your engagement,
ami iiiuitv me. '
"Oh." faintly. "I couldn't!"
"What! Will you stay here, then,
anil marry that man?"
"Why not let him see at once, then,
that he has no power over you -that
his Impertinent lecturing can he di
rected at -ninobti'lv else, not at vou?"
"I should lilto to let. him know that,
certainly," says she, her eyes Hushing
"Let me speak to vour fathor,
"lie would lio so nugrv." savs tdin
hesitatingly. "And." tiuickly. "It
would be of no uso either.''
"You look as if you wore glad of
"Why should I look glad? I'm not
glad about anything. ' says she sadly
so satllv th it ho forgets his suspicion
of her, and goes back to his llr.st
"Let mo try .vour father, at all
events. Let me tell him how miserable
you are; that you can't bear to n arry
"You may toll him that!" -vehemently.
"1 shall never marry Sir
lialph, not if lie lived to be a thous
and years old."
"I may try your father, then? You
"Yes," slowly, "you can try."
"Dulcie!" savs he iiuickly,'"do you
know what that permission means?
Do you darling?"
iti in. UN I ini t:n. J
A SUKE SIGN OF DEATH.
A IVrtnln I'rsl Would i'niit rllml to I lie
I'isiieiil' Mliulnf I:it.vUiu'.
1'roin llmo to lime wo are horrified
by learning that some person lias
been buried allvo, after assurances
havo been given of death. I'mler
those circumstances the opinion of a
rising l'reneh physieiiiu upon tho sub
ject becomes ol world-wide interest;
for since tho tests which havo been in
Use for years have boon found unre
liable, no means. should be loft untried
to prove beyond a doubt that life Is
actually extinct before convoiing our
loved ones to the grave.
Dr. Martinet, assorts that an unfail
ing test may bo inailo by producing a
blister on tho hand or foot of the hotly
by holding the llamo of a caudle to
tho same, for a few seconds, m- until
tho blister Is formed which will al
ways occur. If tho blister contains
any Huid it is evidence of life, and tho
blister only that produced by an or
dinary burn: if, on tho contrary, the
blister contains only steam. It mav lie
asserted that life is extinct.
The explanation Is as follows: A
corpse is nothing more than inert
matter, under tho Immediate control
of physical laws which cause all
liquid heated t i a certain temperature
to become steam: tho epldormis is
raised, tho blister produced, it breaks
with a little noise and the steam es
capes, lli.t if. in spite of appear
ances there is any remnant of life,
the organic mechanism continues to
bo governed by physiological laws
and tho blister will contain serous
matter, as in the cuo of any ordinary
burns. Tho lest is as simple us the
proof is conclusive. Dry blister:
lentil. Liquid blister: life Any one
may try It; thero Is no mror possible.
JlieO.M Little i:. In Vlni'KHr.
In a microscopical arllelo In one of
the great (iermaii quarterlies Dr. !.
A. Lindner discusses tho occurrence
of tlio "eels" which are so common in
weak or impure vinegar. 'I ho malo
of this Interesting llltlo species of ser
.nnt measurns I to I l--. millimetres
and tho female from 1 -'J to 'J l-''
millimetres in length. They move
vory actively in any lluhl medium, but
in thick or sticky concoctions coll
thomsolves Into knots and lay dormant
for days together. Tiioy thrive well
If fed on an egg diet, will also live on
fruits and bulbi. Tnoy can survive
tolerably strong vinegar but die Im
mediately if put in pure, aectie acid.
One of tho most wonderful facts con
corning tho reproduction of vinegar
ools is Unit the female reproduces vl
vlparously or ovipariously, according
to tlio nutritive medium mid the tem
perature. Thoy tlouiish host in n
temporaturo between liO degrees and
HO degrees 1'ahr, and nro killed when
tho temperature runs up to above 1()7
dogrooi. or liolow Ihu freolng point.
How thoy got Into vinegar is one of tho
uiiexplaiimble mysteries. Somu emi
nent men of learning havo attempted
to prove that they got In during uaiti
ufacture; oMictly how, thoy do not ex
plain. An II llupiK'iiril,
They had been married about tbroo
weeks when ho ventured to roimirk:
You don't look as well ns my llrst
"Your first wife? I novcr know
you wore married before."
"l)h, yes. Somo fifteen years r.go.
We only lived togother about a y iar.
Hy Iho way. my pauio was rjklinmur
horn then, Instead of Mux by. You
hoo I took tho name of Mux by after
Unclo .Jim Mushy lolt mo his uiouoy. "
"What was her namo?"
'.Simpson. .Jane Mario Ann Simp-
Why, that win mo!"
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ANOTIIKK VKTO S1OT.
PRESIDENT HEJECTS THE
. DEFICIENCY CILL.
i?nlti ri'iN lii;ii sirmi'j lli'frmt'
of Mil" tJ'clil im' t'u! Irs nf Hie I i-i it-
ll'.e Mil le in tlir i1is.iiii I ri'tich spiil
ill en I Mi' l.c iillv Uliji'i tcil In.
WvsiiiMiinN. .lime S Tho general
doliciciiey appropriation bill ic.ielietl
the I'lcsuli'iit this morning and soon
after noon lie scut to the House of
Itonrosontativi'sa message accompany
ing a veto of the general dotlciency
The uitss.ige includes a defense of
the exercise of the veto power and a
long criticism nf tho l'lcnch snoliatlou
claims aggregating over St, lit)'), One,
ii nil also an objection to t1(. puymeiil
of the i h mtiMu el.ilm for SI T 1, 1 1: aris
ing out of the constiucliiin of the
ironelail stc,i,.i battery Ltlah. It
opens as follows'
"Tn the llniseof Wopioseatatlios:
1 he re by return without my approval
House bill No s.".c, entitled 'An act
maiiiiig appiiqir.aliiius to supply tie
tioiolioios in the iippi'iipriallotis fur tho
llscal year ctulim: June M, I ii, and
for prior join s mul lorother pin puses.'
"To the i-Mi'iit thai the constitution
has involved mniii the 1'iosideuta par
ticipation in legislation, I suppose his
.lotion on lulls pieseiited to him for
approval involves a duty to be per
formed like iifici pertaining to his
olllce with o.uv ;iiui clrciiinspectinti
anil ill lull view nf his responsibility
to tlio people ami his obligation to
Mlbservo the public velf.ue, it is dilli
cult to uinli'i'siaiid '.vh, under tho
constitution it should be necessary t)
inbuilt propose,! legislation to i ccu
live scrutiny esc qit to invoke the o
iMviso of oM'outivo judgment and in
vito Independent executive action.
I'lio unpleasant incidents which ac
company the power would tempt its
avoidance, if such a cout'io 1 1 I not, in
volve an abiuiloumeiit of constitu
tional duty ami assent lo legislation
for which the i:ooutivv is not willing
to snare me respousiuiiuv.
"I logrct that I am constrained to
disapprove an important appropriation
bill so near the close of the session of
Corgress I have, however, by Im
mediate action after the receipt of the
bill, endeavored to tlelav as little as
possible a reconstruction of litis pro
posed Icgisla'ioii, though I am thus
obliged to content myself with a less
complete explaiiai iou of my objections
than would olhcrvtst) be submitted.
Sl'OI.IAIloV t I AIMS OII.IMTKP TO.
"This bill Is in ninny of its featuics
far removed fiom a legitimate de
ficiency bill and It contains a number
of appropr aliens which scorn to bo
exceedingly questionable. Without
noticing in detail many of these Items
I shall refer to the two of them which,
in my judgment, justify my action in
"The bill appropriates SI.O'JT.Hl l.uO
for n purlial payment upon claims
which originated in the depredations
upon our commerce by 1'iencli cruis
ers and vessels during the closing
years of tlio last century. They have
been quite familiar to those having
congtcsslonal experience, as they
have been pressed for recognition and
pay incut, with occasional intervals of
repose, for ncar'y I'HI years. Those
claims are based upon the allegations
that I' ranee being at war with Lug
lantlsei'.cd and condemned many iacr
ican ve-si'ls and cargoes in violation
of the rules of international law ami
treaty provisions ami contrary to tne
tuny sue oweii in our country as a
neutral power anil to our eitl.uiis. Ity
reason ot these nets, claims nri.se m
favor or such of our citi.ens us wore
diimuilleil ai?alust the I'Vencli nation,
which chums our government at
tempted to enforce but, wnen con
cluding a troatp with I'liineo in the
year lsiin, these claims wore aban
doned or relinquished in consideration
of tin relinquishment of certain
claims which France charged against
"f tlo not tiuderitnnd it to be as set
tled that there exists any legal liabil
ity against thegovcrniiK'ntoa account
of its lelation to theseclaiins "
t'ntil ISP. these claims were from
time to time pressed upon the atten
tion of Congress with varying for
tunes, but never with a favorable
action. In tills year, however, a bill
was pnssod for their ascertainment
and satisfaction and 5-,Ot)0,i)i)U were
appropriated for their payment. Tills
bill was vetoed by President I'olk,
who declared that he could 'perceive
no legal or equitable giound upon
which this appropriation can rest.'
This veto was Mistaliictl hy tho House
iiik noitsr. si siaiss tiii: vimo.
In the House the motion to pn's the
deficiency bill over the l'residont's
veto was lost by: Yeas 10, nais. IM.
Chairman Cannon of the House com
mittee on appropriations has a de
ficiency hill prepared with the claims
objected to by tho President elimin
ated and as soon as the veto of the
tlelleiency hill was sustained, lie asked
for the consideration of the new bill.
It is stud that the new bill can be
Srnntor Teller1 Opinion.
Wasui.vwon, Juno S. Senator 'IV I
er does not take much stock in the
proposition to nominate him as the
silver candidate for the presidency.
He thinks that ex-Ciovernor Holes of
Iowa will be nominated by the Demo
crats. and indorsed by thoPouulifctson
n 10 to 1 platform, or, perhaps, Vice
President Stevenson, who is the can
didate of the Senatorial syndicate,
provided (loveruor Altgcld can bo In
duced to concur.
CnmirnmUn Silver Clank at St. I.nnh,
Washington, Junu s. -- Hijiieral
Unweiior ami other close friends of
f ..l.'liilii v brunt irtvfiit ri Ltenm, InMiii.i-
tion In the last few dnys that the St.
Louis platform will lie n eonimomise
on the money question. Heiieral
(Irosvoiior believes that unless some
concession is made to the silver senti
ment, the Demociuts may endanger
"Coin' lliirvcy' Father Dti.nl, ,
Hc.Nri.MiTON, W. Va., June S. folo
ncl Robert T. Harvey, aged 6'.', father
of W. II." Harvey, author or "Coin's
Financial School," tiled suddenly hero
laM nlL'ht from aooplexv.
.m ummnm-iiMiimfkitim mwmk- .OmCwaMfcfWHi 0 'V W"'. -
ii .iTin'nfsr.Y ,i- on . ToiMo, d:
THEY HAD NO FAIR TRIAL.
Vim rliiiix llciiliil .lulli e In the I'eiiipi liter
VsiiiNr.iii-N. dune s. The testi
mony of I'roderleli V. Lawrence, re
fern il to by .Mr Morgan hi the Sen
ate, was taken privately before the
subcommittee of tlio Senate commit
tee mi foreign relations May JO in ic
gurd to the situation in Cuba. Law
lence.statctl that he had gone to tuba
as a newspaper i itr. i spi udeutaml had
been expelled. lie hail found It im
possible to secure much information
trom the Spiiiish authorities and
learned nftcrvv arils that what vvus
given out was untrue.
h'elerrlng to the trial of Ln horde
and .Milton, captured on board the
Competitor, Lawrence said that
neither the prosecution nor the de
fense asked tiny questions, that the
live worn'triod at mice and that the
tii.il, which icMiltoil in the .sentence
of denlli, lasted loss than a day
Asked if there was an interpreter
present, Lawrence said there was, but
that he did not make his presence
known to the prisoners until they
wete asked whether they hud any
thing to say in their own defense.
These long statements wore load by
the judge advocate in Spanish. The
evidence was .?iven m Spanish ami not
Iran dated in their hearing. "Their
defender did not eomiiiiiuieato to them
the substance of it nor utter one sin
gle word to them,' said Lawrence,
i have every le.isuu to think
their defending counsel could not
tt'oiik I'.nglish. i hen they wore asked
what the.v had to sin in'defenso, but
not in Luglish. Tee piosullng olllccrof
the court mnititl theie were ten of
them, what we tui.-ht call the jury
the presiding nth-or of that body said
to I. thin-do in Spanish, "What have
.vou to savV" lie said a few words and
so il went on till the last mail was
reached William (iildoa mid the pre
sidlnj: officer spoke to linn, and lie did
not umleistaiid him, ami then tho in
teipretergot up ami said. "Do you
wish io say iinyining.' uiuie'i arose
ami said' 'All I have to say is I do not
understand one word that has been
said to-dav for or against me, and at
any rule, I appeal to both the llrltish
ami American consuls.' There were
two prisouois who could not spunk
ami mulct-stand Sp.iu,sh -Milton ami
A LETTER FROM MELTON.
'Ilin loung K iimhii Now In it Cuban
I'rlsnn Wrltri of tlio llnrrnrs.
Ki.v Wi.sr, l'lu., .tune H -A letter
has been received hero from Owen
Mellon, the young ICnnsaii captured
mi the schooner Competitor und sen
tenced to death in Havana, in which
he describes the barbarities practiced
by Spaniards on prisoners coullneil iu
Moio Castle ami Port Cabanas ns fol-
lows: "'rhe world will never know
1 the barbarities that are practiced by
the Spuiuirils on the suspects con
fined in Mom Castle and 1'ort
I abauas. Thoy are being tin tared ami
'shot without trial utmost dally. On
May 'iO I'austrlno l'ardono, lb years
I old was .'aptiired in the outskirts of
, Havana by Spanl.ih t?uerillas and
I lodged in Cabanas. It was suspected
that the boy had been in conimuuiea-
ton wit I' thu insurgents. To make
I I'urdono confess he was stripped and
suspended by the arms, while i Spun
I Ish "lieutenant whipped the boy on tho
I bare llcsh with a heavy whip. Par
i dope's back, .shoulders ami breast
' wore soon a blooding pulp ami he was
1 shrieking in agony. Then the officer
I asked Panioue if he hnti done certain
Unties mid in liis terrible pain the boy
I would scream 'yes, yes.' This was
i written at tho boy's deposition. Such
i things aro of daily occurrence In the
"At night volleys of musketry are
' frequently hcaid. Tho next tiny thu
I prisoners know what these volleys
i mean when they mlhs the faces of well
i known prisoners ami from tun to tif
! teen are crowded in one celt.
"There are several Americans In
1 Cabanas, among them being the Amer
icans captured witli the schooner Com
petitor. Part of these are in ouo lell
and part in another .1 it lio Sauguilly
is also imprisoned hero. Ho Is given
a separate cell Numbers of Cubans
have been foil ml at their homos suffer
ing from wounds and have been
dragged awfully and thrown in tlio
dungeons of Fort abauas.
HOUSE BILLS PASSED.
IiiiIIiiii Territory nail Inurlli L'l.'im Mull
Matter HUM I'nt TlirniiRli.
Wamii.viiton, Juno 8. In the llouso
tho bill extending jurisdiction of
I'nitcd States courts In Indian Terri
tory and providing for tho laying out
of towns, tho leasing of coal, timber,
farming and giaiing lands, was
passed vory quickly.
Mr Loud of California, olwirman of
the Postollleo committee, moved to
suspend the rules and pass tho Senate
bill to amend thv law defining fourth
class mall matter. Tho amendment
related solely to franked matter, con
lining it to "written or printed mat
ter." At presuniall "olheial" matter
can be franked. lie explained Unit
the malls were gorged with nil sorts
of government supplies. Last year
I.l.'iO.OOO pounds went through the
Mr. Cannon said that ho could see
no reason whv iovcriimcnL matter
1 should not bo handled by the nost-
olllce department instead of express
Mr. Loud repllod that this matter
could bo handled by express com
panies, for onu-foiirth of what it cost
tho (government. Ilo volunteered tho
opinion that it cost the government
twice as much to transport tho malls
us it should.
Tho bill was pascd UY1 to .1.
lullly of .Maiitlatislitnr.
Ilorro.v, him., Juno H. Samuel I'.i
Newman was convicted in the district
I c."",t of ""It"" of matishiuglitei in
' nccoiiiI degree. It will be leiuein-
beiedthat New man shot and killed
Chniics Hoover In Ilolton, Outober 17,
IfriM. The crime, was one of the most
sensational iu Jackson county's his
tory and irrcw out of Hoover's alloged
intimacy with Newman's wife.
To Aiiiii-t Mail l'.ic.ir.
P.uus, Juno H f'nu committee of
Hie chamber ot' deputies has unani
mously approved the bill making
Madagascar a French colony.
M'KINLEY AND FINANCE.
IVrr.v lle.ilh I'M'I'ihn I lie lllilii Mini's I'll
stltnti lurllT the Main l-nc,
Si Lous, Mo. June Perry
Heath, editor of tho t tuclniintl Com
menial (iaotte. lias opened the Mi
Kinley hc.ii!qUMt"cis here. In an
Interview ho outlines the MoKltiloy
pia'i of campaign as fn 'mis,
"Wall '.licet.' said Mr Heath, "has
attempted In run every national con
volition htiil since I liave known any
thing about national conventions It
will try to run the llopublie in con
vention this year, and II will as usual,
fail. Major '.Melv'lule.v Is one of those
men w ho do no not believe Ills judg
ment should be taken against tlio com
bined wisdoip of his party. Nobody
has sp il.en for him authoritatively
on the cut-ioiicv plunk, ami nobody
will bo able to do so, because he is
willing lo trust the convention and
stand bv its decision. The best judg
ment of the vvlule party must prevail
in tins mutter.
"There aie not to evcecd four
states which will Insist on an un
equivocal decimation for the gold
standard These slates are New
orU. Maine. Massachusetts and prob
i bly New Jersey. Iu the same vuy,
ihoie are about a half do.en silver
slates vv Inch will demand a P to I
leel.ir.it, on III a great majority of
states the one issue iu the eattipalgtl
is protection Vou cannot talk the
urrency question t i Kcpu Idle. ms iu
Ohio, liidiaua or Illinois. Tariff' is
I lie great issue, and whatever the l!o
.mill ican convention adopts as its
,11111 foi iu will be the MeK'uley plat
Having disposed of the Mclvlnley
uriene.y attitude, Mr. Heath, at the
eqliesl of the teporler, addressed
liuiself for a few moments to i liomas
. Piatt, with the following result:
"i' Mr. Piatt is prcpailtig somo
kind of a coup I am informed I hat
lis to be sprung either liefoiotiio
lational committee or on the Moor of
.he convention, lie has served notice
repeatedly dm lug the past few days
that he would not give up his tlgut
until the nomination was announced,
iml theie was no longer anv oppor
tunity to enter his protest against the
.Hilo candidate .lust what lie intends
.oilo Is not el early manifest at this
time but I have letters from at least
jtie member of the ualloiril com
niltco, to whom Mr. Plait. litis written,
n which one of his moves Is named,
lie intends, if possible, to control tho
arellinlnary roll in the convention
mil to use the advantage he inl-'ht
ibtnin by that success against A
III. AM) IKIOM IN AUKANSAS.
liiiiiriuir sf cine tu I'mli It Alum; In Ihr
IIiMiiiH'rulIc ( nit en t lint.
I.ii 1 1 1 Kock, Ark., June H Some
.hlng c f a political sensation was
tpruug bete yesterday when it was
itiuouiiccil that (iovernor Stone of
Missouri v ill arrive in tins city in n
few dnys to remain until after tlio
Democratic Stale convention, which
ueets on the ".Till. Ills purposu is to
aiok after Mr. Itlnnd'H presidential
boom. Several counties iu Arkansas
Hive indorsed I'Jntid at llieir primary
lections, and this fact lias encoup
igcd Ills supporteis
THE SENATE INDIGNANT.
IiihMs on Public HiiIIiIIiiks by Veto of
.-iK l O Tim Iliiiimi Srnreil.
Wasiii.niiio.v, Juno j- in tho Senate
Mr, Allison reported a partial agree
ment on the sundry civil appropriation
bill. He explained that a number of
.teius vvci'o still open, including those
for new public' buildings at Salt Lake
City and at the capitals of tho new
Hates of Idaho, Wyoming and Mon
tana and additions for the public
buildings at Kansas City, Savannah,
(iu,, and Camden, N. J.
Mr. Dubois made a vigorous plea
for public buildings at thu now capi
tals. Ho said that it was notorious
that thu speaker of the house anil tho
shalrman ot the house committee on
public buildings ami grounds declined
lo approve any now public buildings.
Ami yet Spenkor Kecd resided in a
place with :ii!,OUO peoplu with a public
building costing 81, .'0,000 and the
llstrio!, represented by Chairman
Milllkcn of Maine, of thu Houso com
mittee on public buildings, had federal
buildings iu five towns. The chairman
of the House committee lived in a
town which would not make a suburb
of ono of theso Western capitals. Tho
county seals in some of tlieso now
states were larger than nuy town In
the districts represented by these gen
Uemcn (Keed ami MUlikon).
Mr. Vest said it was an established
policy to give the now states a public
buildiug at their capital.
After further debate the Senate
conferees were instructed to insist on
all the public building items. To cm-,
pliusl.o tho insistence a yea anil nay
vote was taken, resulting M tol).
Phot by an A n cry IVIro.
Tout Smith, Ark., June ti. About 0
j'cloclc lust night Mrs. Fugan Hour
.and, a leading society woman, who
mil blackened her face for a disgtil.se,
ihot twice and fatally wounded Maud
(Mien mid then fired upon her own
huslmnd, wounding him m the lug.
The shooting was the result of an in
'.liguo of long standing between Hour-
nud ami the Allen woman, mid hail
icen expected iu !jw of less serious
.illleiiltles from tune to time. Mr.
murium! bus not been arrested ami
arobably will not be.
Another .lall Dvllvety.
Topri.v, Ivan . Juno s w. s. ("hllils
mil Weymtii Clark, both under sen
tence to the penitentiary for robbery,
sciptnl from the Shawnee county jail
last night by digging a hole in tho
Jen I'llcil nu tlio (ir.uil SMttis.
BftVJnti.Y.v, N. V., Juno J.Willlum
Ordvvav Patiitlge. tlio 'sculntor, who
mih'lb-tflo statue of (Juiier.il linint, un
vailed Jm April '.'D, lias tiled a me
chanic's Hon on tin: statue. He claims
.hat &0jOs,-i is duu to him for his work.
.Morn linniln In llarcrlin.i, S'p,ilii.
l!Ai:iT.f,o.v.v, Juno i. Aftur tho
Corpus Chi 1st! procession hereto-day,
,wo brass bombs, similar to those in
he Liouo theater outrage In November
iSiil, woiu found iu street near the
cathedral. Several Anarchists have
j'een arrested on suspicion.
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