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O THE OMAHA DAILY JE3 ! ! : TUESDAY , JANUARY 25 , 1S98
had Rhown the United States the way by
Rending Its war shlrn to Havana , and won
evidently 'badgering ' this government In the
Senator Foraleer wa ? particularly pleased
to hoar the news. He nnld ho wLihf.1 the
Texas and the other vtasels of the nauadron
rroiild 'be ordered to follow the Maine.
Senator Cullom said : "I am glad ta
hear It. I tape the Malno will bo followed
by other veaseJn. "
Senator Teller nald he would like to aec
the harbor of Havana ailed with American
ACTION IMPLIES NO OFFENSE.
Chairman Iloutello of the homo commit-
tro on naval off aim opld that If the Maine
had gone to Havana It was an entirely nat-
'ural movement. The sending of our ships
tn the ports of the world Implied no offense.
That Is what they ore for , Raid Mr. lieu-
tclle , nnd he added : "This. Is essentially
true In tlmo of peace , nnd according to the
vlow of Spain thcro la no war aud the
United States haa not thus far recognized
a condition of war as existing. "
Representative Meyer of Louisiana of the
'naval commltteo expressed ( satisfaction at
the sending of the Malno to Havana. When
foreign war ships come to New Orleans , said
M ? . Meyer , It la regarded as a mark of
.respect and Spain cannot possibly take urn-
brago at the prcoenco ot the Malno at Ha
Senator Turplo : "I am very glad of It.
-It Is good news. "
Senator nonlel : "I am glad to hear It. It
ought to have been done two years ago. "
Representative Cummlngs ot Now York :
"Tlo Maine ought to have been sent to
Havana two years ago. It would have saved
the life of ninny an American citizen , put
n ntop to the butcheries of Weylcr nnd
.forced Spain to troop In the ranks of civ
ilization. Dut better late than never. "
Representative Orosvonor of Ohio said he
construed thlo action to mean that there
was apprehension of another outbreak at
Havana , and that It would bo against our
people. Ho could not think the sending of
the Maine was duo to any strain between
the United States and Spain , but rather to
meet the anticipated emergency of an out
There was gratification expressed among
the members ot the house committee on for
Mr. Smith : "It sultn mo In every way.
My pccplo are In favor of Cuban lib
Mr. Heatwolc : "I think It Is eminently
proper that a United States war ship
Khnuld bo at Havana. I are no reason why It
should not have been done before. "
Mr. Pearson : "That la right. I hope
other ships will follow , so tiiat uo harm
may como to American cilr-cna. "
MAJKSTV OP THE NAVY.
Never before ha.i the majesty ot the
t'n.teil StaUs born represented by
er > largo and powerful a lleut of war
ships ,3H that now gathered off the
cost of Florida , within tlrlklug dUtJtico
of the Ida nil of Cuba. Whether the ahlps
are called Into action or not , an examina
tion of the squadron now engaged ostensibly
In drill , -but really In warning the progrcsj
of events across the narrow channel which
scparJtfn the Dry Tortugas from Havana ,
fir-OWE that It was not collected for dress
parade purpcscn. For a year the Navy de
partment has been preparing for this very
o"easln , and the result Is a fleet sui-h as
IMS never ibcen seen before ready for uervlco
In American waiters.
The Atlantic ) squadron , now under the or
ders of Admiral Slcard , with headquarters nt
Tctugau , and a telegraphic addresa ut Key
'Wrat. ' IB made up of the battlrv > hlps
Indi-T'i , Iowa and Massachusetts , the
rcond-clnsa battleships Maine and Texas ,
the monitor Terror , the armored
cruisers New York nnd tlrooklyn , the cruls-
era Detroit nnd Montgomery , and the torpedo
boras Cushlng. Dupont , Ericsson , Fcote and
P.Tter. with the dynamite cnilrer Vcsuvluo
nnd the little dlspntch boat Fern.
Thcro Is not a 'back ' number In the fleet.
With the exception of the Gushing torpedo
b"at , which was put Into service In 1S90 ,
. I'ot a rihlp In the llfrct Ins been In commls-
' 'fl'.on ' for flvo years. The sixteen lighting
machines are manned 'by ' 337 office ru nnd
8,831 'men ' , besides the mnrlno ? . The bat
teries of the heavier shlro arc simply tre
mendous. Whcci In action the fleet will bo
throwing shells frcm seventy-eight rilled
Ktin.s , wl h an addition of fifty rapid-firing
rlflfts. All1 tha ! Is for long rar.go 'business ,
nnd ! ' In addition to the secondary batteries
o' low caliber guns. The torpedo fleet Ib
nrniod with fifteen elghtecn-lneh White-head
tc.rpedopj , and the ships themselves are
fl''od with tubes for sending out twenty-
tbreo more , making a ttal cffc"livc battery
of twenty-three marine engines , besides the
Vosuvltiu , mounting three dynamite gur.a.
RKSUME3 A FORMER PRACTICE.
It was evident that the decision to send
the Mnlno to Havana for a visit W-PJJ not ar
rived a' hastily from the events that pre
ceded the nnuouncOiiicnt. For some tlmo
pact the administration cfllclals have boon
cf the opinion that a mistake wea made by
the preceding administration In the very
'beginning ' of the Cuban sitiinllon In deciding
that nn excessive caution and an over
weening regard for the sensibilities of the
Spanish republic demanded the abandonment
of the practice , which had bo&n punrjotl by
our navy In 'the ' previous four years , ot n nd-
Ins war chips nt Intervals on crul.jca through
the Went Indies , with frequent stops at Ha
vana. It Is not regarded as con
fident with our national prldo that this
notion , common to all maritime na
tions , should have been abandoned or
suspended nnd Itas believed that If it had
been corshtcntly adhered to there never
would have been compla'.nt of the move
ments of our ships from Spaniah sources.
The Qrltlah nnd nil nations have exere'aed
the right to maintain at least a small naval
toi'oo ct ports Inhublte I by any considera
ble number of their cltl/ons when there
were any olgna of trouble that threatened
thcmstlves or their property. Therefore ,
the adinlu'Htratlon ' oomo tlmo ago came to
tiio conclusion that It would take steps to
restore the old order of things and allow
our war ships to crul-io freely and touch
fuban parts ns r.oon ns the change could bo
msdo without leading to misconstruction
nnd without being Interpreted as a war
incamiri1 , when , nn a matter of fact , nothing
wan further from the Intentions of the pres
APPROACHED HY D130-RERS.
Thn first movement In thi ) direction of the
old practice was made last fall before the
assembling ot ccngicss , when Secretary
1/cr.i ; announce ! through the Associated
J'rt\ his purpose to send thn entire North
Atlantic squadron to the Tortugas harbor for
their winter evolutions , which for seven : !
years past , or s'nce the beginning of the
Cuban Insurrection , had been 'performed
wtti ! dinioiilty under all kinds of discourag
ing ( ondltlons cf wind and weather off the
Cl'Csap'tnko cnprs. ThU movement being re
ceived with equanimity , the next step for
ward was taken when some rf our llttlo
iunlo.iU ; were sent to cruise In the West
incl.cs. the Wilmington and the
/ Annapolis now being In those waters. It
rnly remained to Mind ono of our sliX > s to
Havana to completely restore the old prac-
) tl e. Naturally thl < i was a moro delicate
( step tb.ni tied been called fir praviousty and
It ttvs not until thn administration bid
FaiUfled It/elf that conditions In Havana
hail quieted down and resumed the tiormal
ptato that existed before tVo recent military
riot nrjaliist ( ho nowHrapers that it wan
deemed tlnitly to make the las' move. This
tlcMclslui was not reached without consider
ation of all thu results that mUlit follow.
The Spanish minister. Dupuy de Lome , was
nu early cnllur at thu Stnto department ,
his purpoHo being to adviio with the ollU-lals
relative to the negotiation for n reciprocity
j _ treaty for Cuba under the terms of the
Y present tariff nJ. This purpose In Itself
' may be regarded ns an evidence of the con-
fldein'i ) of both parties In the security of
* the outlook. After his visit , ns Secretary
Day repaired to do White house , there wan
a iioubla gathering around thu pro dcnt ,
Including Secretary hong of the navy , .Sec
retary MvKcnna and G on oral Miles , the
commanding general ot the army. All rail-
f crs were denied nccrcs to thn president's
nrm. much to tholr chagrin , this being tie !
< My of the \\ec-k that it most largely assigned
to the reCHitlon of congressional calleis.
Tlio rnufcfcnco lasted for nearly tci liour and
when | t broke ty It VMS with eviry ovl-
/ , den'-o of confldonco In the pcacojul outlook
f < bat the nieinbcm dliosrsed. To Secretary
I * Long WOB catrutteil the rtuty of making , n
I ( lu'jllc ntatoiiiont rcgardlnj ; the Maine's
orders and the reaeoua therefor.
SPANISH MINISTER NOT ALARMED.
At the Spanish legation nothing \vaa
known of the order for tbe Maine to proceed
to Havana. Mlnliter do Iximo said thai
even In case It vras true It portended
nothing serious. It was perfectly In accord
with usuago for war uhlp.i ot two friendly
powers to enter ami leave each other' *
ports ; the war ships ot Spain had visited
American ports on complimentary missions
three limes In as many years , and If there
had not been an American war ship In
Havana In the sumo length of tlmo It was
merely because the United States govern
ment had not ordered ono there.
As to the pooalblo consequences ot the
Maine's cppearanco at Havana at this time
the minister expresses himself not at all
uneasy. Thcro waa no doubt , ho said , of the
conservative behavior of the loyal Spanish
people In Havana and elsoxvhero and the
only remote contingency which might lead
to unpleasant consequences was some overt
act on thotxirt of the Insurgent sympathizers
committed with a hcye of embroiling Spain
ctid the United States In Just such an In
cident iis happened with the Baltimore's crow
during the Insurrection In Chill.
In response to an Inquiry the minister gild
that It waa not customary and a part ot a
diplomatic usage for ono country to notify
tfio diplomatic representatives of another
country that It Intended to send a war vessel
to the waters of their nation.
The atntement of Minister e Lome makes
It apparent that the Spanish government will
not regard the dispatch of the Maine to
Havana as a hostile act and equivalent tea
a breach of the friendly relations between
Uio two countries.
At the headquarters of the Cuban junta
In thla city there was some surprise ex
pressed at the explanation given at the
State department. lAs far as the conditions
were concerned , It ww affirmed by Senor
I'alma that they were today the same as
when the war broke out. The Interpreta
tion generally put nt the Junta on the
State department's action was that It might
bo an offset to the action ot Germany lu
sending two war ships to Havana.
The Maine , which has been selected tt >
niako the trip to Havana , Is a battleship of
the second class and la regarded as one of
the test nhlps In the now navy. It wad
built nt the Ilrooklyn navy yard and Is 1118
feet long , 57 feet broad , 21.G fe t mean
draught nnd C.6S2 tons displacement. It has
two ten-Inch vertical turrets nnd two mili
tary masts and Its motive power Is furnished
by twin screw , vertical , triple expan
sion cnglnea , having a maximum
horse power of 3.2U3 , capable
of making a t > peed of 17.45 knots. It car
ries four ten-Inch and six six-Inch brccch-
Ic-.itilnK 'guns ' In the main 'battery ' and seven
Mx-roundcrs nnd eight one-pounder rapid-
llrlng giin.j . and four Callings In itssrcomlary
'battery ' and four whltchoad torpeJoo ? .
READY FOR .ANY EMERGENCY. '
Whlld administration officials miss no op
portunity of declaring their 'belief of pence
It may 'bo noted ns ! a matter of Interest thai
thu United States has tow adjomblod near
Key West .the . mcst formidable lleot of war
ships that lias been gotten together In our
homo wa'tora for many years.
It Is made up of the North Atlantic squad
ron under the command of Admiral Sicard ,
flagship New York. llrat-class battleships
Iowa , Indiana , Massachusetts , second-class
battleships iMalne and Texas , cruisers De
troit nnd Montgomery , dispatch boat Fern
and the torpedo boat flotilla , composed of
the dishing. Ericsson , Dupont and Porter ,
which will bo reinforced In a few days by
the Footo. The big protected cruiser
Brooklyn , almost equal to a battleship ,
Is fitting out at the New York ni-vy yarn's ,
and Captain Cock , who commands the
ship , was at the Navy department this
morning , expecting to sail the latter part
of this week to Join Admiral Slcard's squad
ron. The gunboat Nashville nnd the trn- !
ing ship 'Essex ' are at Port Royal , S. C. ,
within easy call , ani thn entire navy may
be said to.be In a state of preparedness that
Is gratifying to the officials in view of the
limited resources pkccd In their hands by
Minister do Lame calle-d again at the
State department at 3 o'clock In pursuit of
Information concerning the movements of
the Maine.He asked and was freely per
mitted ts sec the order sent to Adml.ol Slc
ard directing t'jo Malno to proceed to Hav
ana. The Malno had Just Joined the North
Atlantic squadron and for t'.ils reason nil
orders to It go through Admiral Slcard.
The fact that the Spanlah minister was
Fho\n the cvdcra Is regarded as nn Indica
tion that thcro Is nothing of a thrcatcn.'ug
or bellicose nature In them.
The Navy department received Informa
tion -during Uio day that tuo squadron had
sailed from Key Wcat to the Tortugas. this
being In connection with tlie original pro
gram whoii it was crdorpd south.
JUNTA OFFICERS PLEA'SED. '
Senor Quwada , secretary of the Cuban
Junta , and Senor Albortinl OL' the Cuban
staff In Washington , were about the capital
during tlio day conferring with members
cornccralng the Cuban status. Jlr. Qucsada
"The sending of the Maine to Cuba , what
ever bo the official version. Is In our opinion
proof that things are In such ccndltlra in tie !
few Spanish ttrons'.iolds that anarchy reigns ,
and American citizens and property unable
to nnd i. rotectlon at tliti hands of the Impo
tent EV.anlsh government have now the pro
tection of theli- own vc.-seln. It Is a de
claration to the world tlvit the United States
Is not afraid cf the Toanlsh rabble , wMh
seems to control the Spanish officials. The
attitude of the Spanish oapcrs end officials
haa been t'jnt the presence of an American
war ship in Havana moan. ? Intervention and
undoubtedly 111 now ? ay It Is the meat
natural thing for any natlrci to send Ita ves
sels to the ports of a friendly power , and
Mr. do Loaio will declare that his govern
ment la delighted. Uut wo shall soon hear
from Weylw's subordinates in Cuba and in
Spain , that Is If the cannons of the Malno do
net bring to the Spanish mlndi the con
viction tbat rnidonce In this ruse Is the
bettor part of valor. "
'Senor ' Albertinl cays the sending at ths
Malno will Justify itself by future events.
From * .iU acquaintance with fyanlsh methods
ho iys them Is greater reason fcr ropro-
lirackn that aa foon 0,1 Spiln finds tint
Cuba Is lost , a oamlval of slaughter will be
Inaugurated with the puna of Moro Ca.ulo .
and the Oabanas trained on the clfy of Hav
KEY WEST , Fla. . Jan 21. At ! ) :30 : o'clock
this morning the United State. ? licet. Includ
ing the Maine , nailed from tlila port. The
announced destination was Tortugns , and
until newn came from Washington this aftor-
r.oon , It was not generally known here that
the Maine waj destined for Havana. Two
torpedo toata are left In this port to bo
used as dispatch boats to 'communicate wlt'.i
IIAVA.Nn , Jan. 21. Captain General
IJlnncoleft the palace this morning and
embarked en an express train for Uata-
bamo , on the Bouth coast. From there he
will take a coasting steamer for Glen-
fuesco , Santa Clara province , and from
that port ho will go.toManzanlllo. . provInce -
Inco of Santiago do Cuba.
General Dlanco has Issued a decree par
doning nil persons now under sentence- for
complicity In the "rebellion" whose terma
of Imprisonment would expireon or before
February 2S next.
.SI'lM.lltDS 1)0 .VOT l.IKU IT.
Mmli-Ic ! I'rrux CiiiiiiiipiilN on OHIM -
( ncliof CIIIIKITNH.
NE\V YOHK. Jco. 21. A dispatch to the
Herald frcm Madrid sa > s : The attacks In
tbo house , it Washington have prolueed a
fcrllng hero which , perhaps , Is scarcely
Justified pointing toward the fixed purpcao
of a certain sfctlcri of American politicians
to Ins'st ' on war with Spain. The govern
ment Ifoolf Is disturbed , Kid the prcsu Is
full ot th subject.
The Impirchl ays : "In proportion aa
the accounts from Cula are favorable to
Spain , they become U'M so from the United
States. I1 vould bo dlfflrult to believe that
the United Stati * propwca to undertake. In
the face of Uio whole civilized world , the
enormous responsibility of provoking war
for which nn rcjaon t-xlsta today. It alleges
tl-.p only motive for intervention U thu pro
longation ot a tautest which ID principally
unstained h > ( lllbudtbrlug expeditions start-
tnj ; from North American perU cad main
tained by hopw , foirtcrcd hi Washington aad
New York , of an attack upon Spalu. It Is
a coM-blooded mockery aud affrcot to the
general cwselcnr-e , "
The Corrcspondenela iys ; "Wo cannot
Imagine tbc < majority of the people of the
United States wish for war with Spain , sc-
hg the great disturbance such a war would
Miice In the republic. We cannot think
that tbo Jingoes wilt prevail ! a their evil
work. Wo believe that the government of
the United States will not commit this un
Justifiable and thoughtless Imprudence. "
PAXDO .MAICEH MTTI.I1 lIR.inWAl
Spntilnli CoiiiiiinnilcrVotunloil lit 12n
Knuoiiirnt with Culuiii * ,
NEW YORK , Ja . 24. Reports have Jus
reached Havana from the Cntito river dls
trlct , where General Panda has been operat
Ing , to tbo effect that General I'ando ha
been seriously wounded In an cngagcmen
with the Insurgents , says the Havaua cor
respondent of the Herald. No details of th
fight have been received hero , but late re
ports show that there has been hot fighting
along the Cniito. General I'ando Is no\
near Manzanlllo , his operations agaleist th
rebels having so far been practically with
Dpsplto thn heavy force ho has with him
the Insurgents , aided by natural defensive
positions , have been able to prevent him
making any headway atid at last report !
General I'ando was awaiting the arrival o
moro artillery and troops from Havana be
fore making another Important move agalns
JUST M.\ICI\U A KIIIKMM.V CAI.I.
Si'crctnry I.niiir Tnlltn of the Jluve-
inutiln of tin * ! 'Iect.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. Secretary ot the
Navy Long was seen this morning concern
Ing the rumors that wore afloat In regard to
thu movements ot the ships and said :
"So far from there 'being any foundation
for the rumors yesterday cf trouble at Ha
vana , matters are now In such condition that
our vessels are Being to resume theli
friendly calls at Cuban ports nnd , 'go ' In and
out Just as the vessels of other nations do
The Malno will go In a day or two on Jus' '
ouch a visit. The department has Issue *
ordcrj for vessel. ? to attend the public cele
bratlons at Mobile and the Mardl Gras aNew
Now Orleans , and for the torpedo boa
ftotllla to visit Galvestcm , Tex. "
Another Torpoilo limit tar Key " \Venl
NEWPORT , R. I. , Jan. 24. The torpedo
boat Wlnslow , supplied with four of the
latest Improve ! Whltchoad toipedoes , Is
ordered to sail tcmorrow morning at day
break to Join the torpedo boat flotilla at Ke >
CAl'TAIX IMUTKIl TOO AMIIITIOfS.
Itotlrr from l2iiKlni < ir Cooper IN Hciul
nt tin * Court i.Mnrdnl.
SAVANNAH , Ga. , Jan. 24. Colonel Barr ,
Judge advocate , succeeded In getting before
the Carter court martial today the famous
letter of Rngl eer A. S. Cooper to Captain
C. E. Gillette , In whleh he- stated tint Cap
tain Carter was an extremely bright uml
even brilliant olllcer , and had deue a great
deal of creditable work In tills district.
Captain Carter , he said , Is also an ambitious
man , and It was h'a ambition , he feared ,
which had got him I'.ito ' trouble. "He has
yielded to temptation , " said the letter , "and
bis proLably allowed the contractoro ( or
particular contractor ) to do aa they like In
exchange for their Influence and power 13
beast him alang. "
The cnly real wrong done eo far as the
government Is cc-nccrned , ho said , Is that
the co.-.tractors have been paid one-third or
ono'half more for the work than they aliouM
have received. The mischief Is not serious ,
the letter said , because the work has been
\\c'l done. Mr. Cooper also credited hlnuelf
with much of the good results that had been
attained. His letter was an argument to
dissuade Captain Gillette , from Laving an
Investigation of the charges made.
A Ul'KSK OIY 'A ' TOHHSTOXE.
I'cnple1 of 11 JlnlmVlllnwe Wnrrlt-il
OVIT tlio Ilcmovul of 11 Hod3' .
A largo majority of the people of Stcuben ,
Me. , who knew Henry Over when lie was
alive 'believe ithct ho had uncanny powers.
Ho could go out and load bis boats with
fat No. 1 mackerel when the other fisher
men hadn't taken a fish for a week. His
pots were always filled with iblc lobatcm
at a time when his rlvab wore dodging
the wardens in order 'to ' supply their cus
tomers , and his luck In escaping -death when
Balling along the dangerous co.iat waa uo
phenomenal that everybody said ho could
not bo drowned. Aa additional proof of his
abilities to punish his enemies , says the
New York Sun. the residents file the CMC
ol Petit Menan , where more 'than a million
dollars In good money wan 'wasted because
pc.oplo in.slste'l on taking up his 'bc > dy and
carrying It 'to ' Winter Hat'bcr ' for burial in
doflanco of the 'prohibition ' engraved upcn
Ovc. " wc.3 . a t'lavo who ran away from Vir
ginia and came to the Mnlno ccsat absut
fifty years ego , settling oa Petit Menan
partly because the falling in the nearby
Waters was excellent 'and partly because It
'was ' near Now Brunswick nnd so afforded
him a chance to c ; > eapo over thu lice In CECO
the clove hunters came after him. lie built
p. omall house on a narrow neck of land ,
? mV marrying a .full-blooded squaw of the
Old Town trt ! > e , railed a largo family of
crcxu-'brpd ' toys and girls. After building
up p. ibf ! reputation for himself as a. skill
ful nnd daring IVhcraan , and amassing a
entail sum of mcney , he tiled In 1830 , and
Wfnburloa on the high riigo ! at a spot
wblsh he ! 'l ' selected. Yearn bc''oro bo died
ha went to Joncsport and ordered n tomb
stone for his grave. It was a square blocker
or polished granlto , upon which was en
grave ! the following lascrlfi'.lra :
My race Is run , my labors o'er ;
From earthly earn my t oul Is free.
Her * I ahull re.st forevermore
Cursed by the man v..io ' traub'.es me.
The stone was erected Immediately after
the funeral , the lot wss fonied In In oforJ-
anco with Ovclrtk' ( nHtrc tint ] , ) an ( [ the old
tUhern-.an begun the long rc t for which ho
had'caked , thcugli the su.icrstltloiis fisher
psoplo told a fcv ; tales about seeing Over's
boit outride the "reefs on stormy nights.
In the summer of 1804 a company waa
started with tbo Idea of making Petit Menan
surpass lar Harbor ca a .summer resort. It
sold llttlo squares of ahosp nasture at 'Sigh
prices and was making money fast. Peolo
bought all along the high neck of land , but
whcu they came to the ijlace where Over
was burled they hesitated. They didn't
wont a pleasure callage with n negro's
grave for next door neighbor , though the nlto
was amoiiff the best which the company -iad :
to otter. As ITOCM as the coin any was stiro
that the graves were In the way of pecuniary
success. It sent men nt slight , who dun UP
the remains of Over and his wife and took
them to Winter Harbor , placing the curse-
bearing tombstne above them.
The company's agents Bald It was hard
times thit caused the failure of the enter-
prl.-e. Men who 'jad bought and built cot
tages on the lend said that tlio fog from the
Hay of Fumly came there In Juno and didn't
p > away until the next Juno , filling the ro-
glo".i with perpetual darkness , so that no
body could ECO his neighbor at midday.
Other reasons moro or less logical have been
assigned 'for ' the total and unexpected col-
lopso of the company , which went down
with a crash two years ago. The residents
don't bollevo any of these stories. If the
company had respected the last request of
Henry Over nnd allowed hli boddy to rest
In peace Petit ftlcnan would new bo far
alioad of Dnr Harbor and a close second to
Newport , they say.
Slnco sheep have been turned loose to
grazu upon t'io 50.000 IIOUHO lots the real-
denta have talked the matter over among
themselves and are ralsfag money to have
thu bodies nf Over and his wife brought
back. Until this Is dene they believe that
Petit Menan will never HCO any prosperity.
Wliitt HiVIIM TliiTi > Kor ,
Denver Tlmoa : Ho was a typical gamin ,
an dlralnuttvo lu stature that 1 had to stoop
to Ipterrosaio him , which I dIJ In this way :
"Where do you get your papers , my llttlo
man ? "
"Oh. I buy 'em of Johnny Green. "
"And who Is Johnny Orecu ? "
"He's a newsboy ho buys 'em In the
Tlinea alley. "
"What do you pay him for them ? "
"What do you sell them for ? "
"You den't make anything at tint ? "
"Then what < lo you sell them for ? "
"Oh , Just to get to holler '
Cotton Ulllu Ht'Hiiino Operation ,
> "HLINmrON , Vt. , Jan. 21. The ( Mecn
City cotton mills whlrh have b-n shut
down on Recount of the strll ; < \ resumed
cpr-ratlon today. Nearly nil of the cmploye-a
returned and lira -ilr-illy ull the mnciliuTy
In runnlnp. Tlio Queen City operatives
were the drat to resist the general reduc
DOUBTS 'CtEVELAND'S ' ' WORD
Morgan Siya : the Ex-Frasidcnt Did Favor
Hawaiian Annexation. )
ALLEGES FURTHER THAT HE CAN PROVE IT
Senator from Alulinmii TnUrx l Mtie
with < ln-Sn ; e from Princeton tin
tli < * I ntlcr'n Position , oil.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 24. Propjsed annexa
tion of Hawaii was somewhat extensively
reviewed -by Mr. Morgan .today whllo speak
ing to a question of personal privilege. The
Alabama ocnator had ( been represented as
saying In executive sorion that ex-Prcal-
dc-nt Cleveland wua In favor of Hawaiian
annexation. This called out a denial from
Mr. Cleveland , and In support of his original
statement Mr. Morgan addressed the senate
at great length.
Ono of the features ot the session was
an elaborate Bpccch 'by ' Mr. Turplo ( Ind. ) In
support ot the Teller resolution.
The pension appropriation bill was eallo.l
up and debated for nearly thrco hours , but
was not passed , the senate adjourning until
tomorrow , pending the disposal of a point
ot order made against an amendment offered
by Mr. Allen to the pending iblll.
Mr. Morgan , under a question ot personal
privilege , rcso nt the conclusion ot Mr.
Turplo's nddrras to make a statement of
which ho had earlier given notice. Mr. Mor
gan referred to a dispatch from Princeton ,
N. J. , pulbllchod j-csterday , quoting cx-Pi Bl-
dcnt Cleveland denying a statement said to
have been made by Mr. Morgan In an ex-
ccutlvo Bovslon ot the senate , tp the effect
ths.t Mr. 'Cleveland 'was ' once In .favor1 of the
anne.vatfon of Hawaii. Mr. Morgan sntd
ho could not discuss his own statements
inado In executive rcaalon.
CLEVELAND IS TOO HASTY.
"No statmcnt , for 'publication was made by
mo , " ailil Mr. Morgan , "hcnco Mr. Cleveland ,
In acceiptlns such a rciport without learning
from 'mo ' the facts , chows his wIlllngncEj to
accept oxr-panto statements In Hawaiian 'mat
Mr. Morgan eald It was well known to
tome ot Mr. Cleveland's frlcmds during hi ! ?
first admlnlstratlcn that he was In favor , net
only of the annexation of Hawaii , but also
: f Cuba. "I camr-t , " declared Mr. Morgan ,
"csccipt Mr. Cleveland's statement that ho
was always opposed to Hawaiian nnnsxa-
tln. I can name at least ono confidential
frieC'd of Mr , Cleveland who will support
mn In the belief that -that utntemcnt i > 7 not
Mr. Morgan then presented an extended
review of .Mr. Cleveland's connection as
resident with 'Hawaiian ' affairs. In the
: ourso of w.hlch ho denounced the accredlt-
P of Special Commissioner Olount to the
government i-.t Honolulu as "a piece ot du-
il'clty without parallel. "
Mr. Morgan reiterated his belief that .Mr.
Cleveland wng , ln. favor of annexation , but
'hat ' Mr. Dole's honesty forced the prcsl-
lent to abandon his policy of overthrowing
ho provisional Hawaiian government. The
correspondence 'he read , he said , laid the
emulation for thq broad predicate that Mr.
Cleveland was capable of declaring ono pol-
cy and Intending to curry Into effect
Jlr. White ( dcnii , Cal. ) facetiously referred
o Mr. Morgan's discussion of the Hawaiian
question In open .session , and 'declared ' that
he senator's , remarks showed the utter
utility ot confining fho discussion of such
natters to .tho eloped session.
GOES HACK A FE\V YEARS.
Mr. Vest thought it would be unjust to
ox-Prridcnt' Cleveland , If the fct were not
t this tlmo called to the senate's > .ttentlon
hat .1 resolution waa rassc-d 'by congress in
895 relative to this government's policy
oncoming foreign affairs , In which Mr.
v'est bad divided between the president and
ongrcss the responsibility for the govcrn-
nent's action In the iHawailan matter.
In accordance with notice- previously
Iven , Mr. Perkins ( rep. , Cal. ) called up the
enaion appropris.tlon bill.
Mr. Galllnger secured the adoption of an
mcudraent providing that heroifter no pen-
Ion shall be paid upon power of attorney
rom pensioners residing in foreign coun-
After the adoption of the committee's
mcmlment to the bill. 'Mr. Gorman briefly
ddrcs cd the senate upon the measure. He
aid the bill did not carry ? S,000.000 or $10-
00,000 , the sum necessary for the pensions
f ISO ! ) . Ho charged that the bill was fpiincd
o meet the -deficit In revenue , which ho
aid was anticipated by the administration.
It is simply one cf several efforts , " he de-
larcd , "to create a fictitious balance In the
rcasury. " Mr. Goraian concluded with the
tatemcnt that It had been predetermined
ongrcss should adjourn with slim appro-
rlatlons , and no legislation whatever.
Mr. Perkins , In charge of the bill , then
aado a general statement regarding It , say-
ng that It had been framed upon estimates
ubmltted by the secretary of the Interior ,
he officer of the government charged .with
RECEIPTS ARE INCREASING.
Mr. Platt ( rep. . Conn. ) said : "I am sat-
afied that tbero will bo no deficiency In
lie Government revenues In 18U9 , and I
ulnk a study of the receipts from menthe
o month under the present law will fully
untlCy my belief. "
M. ' . Stewart said there could bo no de-
c'.ency ' of the treasury , as there was now
n the vaults a great surplus of $21,000,000 ,
vhieh ho thought ought to bo put In clr-
ulatlon In accordance with the law ,
Mr. Allen ( pop. . Nob. ) offered an amend-
nont to tho. bill , providing that hereafter
10 pension of less than $ S a month should
10 granted , and that all pensions less than
? r. month now being paid bo rn'eed to
Mr. Perkins mndo the point against tlio
mcndment that It was new legislation.
.Mr , Allen took Mr. Perkins' point of order
s the pretext fcr an extended speech , In
which ho lampooned the republican party ,
eclarlng in the course of hla remarks that
that party was the worst enemy the o'.d
Mr. Perkins ropllsd to Mr. 'Allen's stato-
nent by saying the senator from Nebraska
had taken an opportunity offered to deliver
a political speech , when It wca n well
tnown fact that the republican party was
in friend of thouoldler. .
Without reaching a conclusion as to the
olnt of order against Mr. Allen's nmctul-
nent tbe ecnnfo n'c 5:50 : p. in. , on motion ; of
1. * . German , aujourned until tomorrow.
MII'SO.V HpoliN OP IMII'l'I.ISM.
Ivi-ly Political niHc-iiHHlon ( InFent -
III- ) ) < lf till * JlOllHC.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 21 Tlio house spent
corolo of houra loday transacting buslnwa
elating to the iJIstrlct of Columbia , and
10 remainder 'of the day en the Indian cp-
roprlatlca bllj. Curing the consideration of
the latter bill a .lively political debate wus
prec'oltated bjv an allusion made by Mr.
Impson ( p-to. ' , ' Kan. ) relative to an alleged
interview with the president on the uubjcct
M.Ortsvcncr took occasion to expreE.1
10 opinion that1 the president had never
3cd somu of the language Imputed to him ,
nd the dcbato drifted Into a general dU-
iis.joii | of our Industrial condition , In which
lie strlko hi New England , the high prices
or wheat In Kansas , and the defaulting ro-
ubllcan officials In Nebraska , biicecsslvcly
> Uycd their parts.
Messrs. Dlngley , Greene diop. , Neh. ) , acid
lercer ( rep. , Nc-b. ) , Grosvenor ( rro. , 0. ) , and
Impjon ( pop. , K.in. ) participated.
At tbo opening of tha oiuslon to-
uy Mr. Klcfocrs ( dcm , , Tex. ) and
ilr. Mockery ( de.ii. , Mo. ) called ntten-
lon to a poll of the house on the ImmlRra-
Ion bill printed In a Nuw York pjpcr today.
'hey had been madn to favor the bill and
vero ci.o.ied to It. "I uuggest that the roll
10 called , " exclaimed' ' Mr. Camion ( rep , , III. )
and tha poll corrected. "
"The chair tfalflka the Jurisdiction of the
Irc-uso clofo not go behind the Co-ngrcsslonal
Record , " rnuttcrfd the speaker dryly ,
Mr lioutcllo ( rep. , Mo , ) , chairman cf tlio
committed on naval affairs , reported bark
tbo two resolutions , calling upon tbo erre-
tary of the navy for Information aa to the
suitability of iltcs for making armoiplato la
the fiouth with the recommendation that they
lie on the table. The rawrt called attention
to the fact that Invitations had been Isjucd
for staled prfposals for the land , buildings
and machinery for a government armorplato
factory , which would bo opened January
20 , 1S9S , and that the secretary when these
were opened would send a special report to
congress containing all laformatlon. In
vlow of the fact that the secretary was pro
ceedlng to carry out the law , Mr. Uoutello
Mid he thought It unnecessary to call 01
the secretary tor Information which ho wouli
furnish. Ifco first resolution was laid upon
the table 'Without ' division , but Mr. Under
wood ( dom. , La. ) Insisted upon a dlvlslo :
upcti his resolution calling upon the secre
tary for Information obtained by the armor
lilalo board as to the advantages of south
cm i.ilacca as a location for an armorplito
plant , but by o veto of 107 to 105 the rcoo
lutlon was tabled.
Mr. Curtis ( rep. , la. ) then claimed the da >
for business from the District of Columbia
Two hours were consumed In the con
sideration of dbtrlct business , after 'Which '
the house went Into committee of the whole
and resumed consideration ot the Indian ay-
Speaking to a pro forma amendment , Mr.
Simpson d > op. , Kan. ) commented on an in
terview wltii the resident relative to tln >
strike In , the "cotton mills of New England ,
where ) the president was quoted as doprecnt-
Ing the condition of Mbor ctid as favoring
a restriction of Immigration. Mr. Simpson
sptko ot the report of the Agricultural do-
ipartment experts oil Iho condition of the
rcsldento of the sluma of Now York , In which
ho said the oxtxirts alleged their poverty
was due to extravagance. The exports , ho
said , raid these pocole some times bought
beet steak , whc < n they could get twice cs
much nutriment out of bananas. Tr.io up
shot of Mr. Slmiisco's argument was that
there ohould bo ecoiiomy In Government af
Mr. nincloy of Mnlno replied some good
latttred remarks In which ho twitted Alt.
Simpson en 'having ccasod. . the wall of mis
eries from "bleeding Kansas , " and Is now
'coking for misery elsewhere.
"We have populist rule In Kansas and
there Is no longer misery out there. " In
terposed Mr. Simpson.
"Isn't populist rule misery enough ? " ex
claimed Mr. Henderson ( rep. , la. )
Continuing Mr. Dlngley said ho also bo-
leved In economy , but he thought It strange
'that ' on every proposition to Increase- expen
ditures the gentleman from Kansas had
voted in the attlrmativc.
"That Is not true , " Interposed Mr. Simp
'I leave that to the members of the
house who have seen him filing through the
tellers , " responded Mr. Dlngley , who con
clude ! by saying ho hoped members would
follow the words , not the example , ot Mr.
Mr. Curtis ( rop. , Kan. ) , commenting on
Mr. Simpson's statement about the reappear
ance of prosperity In Kansas owing to pcp-
ullstlc ailc , said that under ono year of 're
publican rule In this country 'the farmers
of Kansas had paid oft ? . " 0.000,000 of mort
gages , whllo under popullstlc rule In Kan
sas every state Institution was suffering for
lack of funds , and for the first time In years
state warrants were being stamped "not
good , for lack of funds. " The people of
Kansas , he said , were proud of the repub
Jlr. Simpson , In reply , said , that when the
populists retired from power three years
When they resumed last year the treasury
When they resumed last year the treasury
was bankrupt. Xi'r. ' Simpson reviewed some
achievements o the populist party In his
state , and was met by 'Mr. Curtis with the
assertion ttat they had not kept a pledge
they 'had ' made.
Mr. Grosvcnor ( rep. . O. ) took exception to
Mr. Simpson's quotations from the alleged
Interview with the president on the immi
gration question. The alleged Interview , ho
oild , 'purported ' to bo What Mr. McKinley
had said In a private conversation. While
he did not pretend to speak by authority ,
ho sali he did not believe the president had
given utterance to some of the alleged quo-
tatlons. Quoting the sentence which made
the president say ho would use his personal
Influence with members of the house to se
cure the passage of the Immigration bill ,
hei'skcd If there was a member on the tlo.ir
who believed the president had said such
"No , " "No , " came in a chorus from the
After completing seven pages of the 'bill ' ,
the house ailjourned.
STAMPS KOIl THU UXPOSITIO.V.
t IKiri tillU < > MlIIM.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 24. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The PostofTico department has se
lected designs for the Tranamlsslsslppl Ex
position Btamro and they nro now iu the
hands of the Bureau of Printing and En-
gravlnc , which has been requested to rush
their preparation for the presses. As finally
decided upon the subject of etamps will bo
as follows : One cent stamp , Morquetto.on
the banks cf the Mississippi , after a paint
ing by Limprccht ; 2-cent , Eads bridge over
tl's Mississippi , showing a portion of the
city of St. Louis ; 4-ccnt , mounted Indian
chief , after a drawing by Frederick Rem
ington ; 5-cent , hunting buffalo , after a pic
ture In Schoolcraft's "History of Indians ; "
8-cent , shows Fremont , the pathfinder , rais
ing the flag on the Rocky mountains. The
10-cent stamp shows the hardships of emi
grants , fo'lowhiB In the footsteps of ocouts.
The design Is after a painting by A. G.
Hcatou of Philadelphia and represents an
emigrant's wagon , drawn by n team of
horses , ono of which Is fallen and cannot
rlaa. It Is surrounded by the emigrant ,
his wife and children , who nro looking at
It In hclpIcEsness. On the tiO-cent stamp
will bo a mining scene , nn old prospector
and two mules. The $1 etamp will show
c herd of cattle fleeing before a storm. The
last stamp of the series Is a $2 stamp and
represents a harveotlng SCMIO In the great
The department has considered carefully
the protests of stamp collectors , who do
not wish to liavd the stamps Isuuud , but be
fore tbo Isfiiio was finally decided on It
received the approval of the cabinet. Phij j
latollsts prefer , If the Issue Is to bo made
at all , that the now stamps shall replace
those now In use for the period of the ex
position at least , thuo giving them n stand
ing which they would iiot have If they
were merely a fancy series of ntamps , Is
sued without any real reason. The matter
Is receiving attention fromtho department
and It is very likely that the special issue
will succeed the regular IEBUO for the six
months during which the exposition will
C1.0SI3 I'P THIS A.VM A IOI
ll'niil lI'rHli DMfKiid-N dill Ifpnii
WASHINGTON , Jan. 24. At the closing
session today of the eleventh annual conven
tion of the Improved Order li'iml D'rlth of
ficers were elected as follows : Supreme pres
ident , Ralph Sachs of Baltimore ; first supreme
premo vlco president , Sol S. Schloss oC Bal
timore ; second vlco president , Simon Span-
dean of New York ; secretary , Leopold
'Draun ' ; treasurer , Kaufman Kntz.
The report of tbo financial commltteo
showed that thu condition of the lodges waa
excellent and that of the order Itself nourish
After a lengthy discussion It was decided
to create the ofllco of supreme chancellor ,
to bo appointed by the executive comml'toc.
The question of changing the endowment
law was referred to a special committed ,
with Instructions to report to the various
lodges within the next thirty days. If ap
proved by two-thirds of the lodges the new
law will go Into effect thirty days there-
The question o ! Increasing the dues was
referred to the executive committee.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon the delegates
were received at the White llouso by Pres
ident McKlnloy and tonight thu dclegites
and their wives were cntertalnd at a ball ,
l''liurrH on Mil 11 Delivery.
WAH.'HNOTO.V. Jan. 24 , ( Special Tele-
gram. ) An Interesting statement was today
made public by the superintendent ot the
free Jell very system In reg-ird to the carrier
system of largo pnatofltce-s affected by the
recent order of tbo I'ostofilco department
reducing the force of o.rrlers. As stated
In theco dispatches the order was Issued
for the purpose of bringing In protests from
members of congress In order to enable tbo
department to secure a more adequate ap
propriation for rapidly iacrcaslag Uio fre #
delivery system. Figures Issued toiiy
ehow that the population of 14.1.500 In
OnnVha Is served by sixty-nine carriers , who
cover an atea ot twenty-tour square miles ,
and the cost to the government ot this
branch of service nt Omaha Is 23.SS per cent
of the gross receipts. Figures show that
the hlRhcat number of deliveries undo per
day In the resident portion ot Omaha Is
ouii\i : Axi DAVK MKUCRII CI.ASII.
Pornier Cotnen Off St-eonil lleHt In ail
Huron liter ,
WASHINGTON , Jan. 24. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Congressmen Greene and Mercer
locked hcrcis In the house totVty and the
former was 'worsted In the encounter. Greene
started In by telling what populism had done
for Nebraska. He reviewed the conviction
of Hartley and Moore , and told how the
former was under a ixwltcntlary sentence ,
nlillo the latter would reach that Real In duo
season , acid ho Intimated that other good republicans
publicans were doomed to follow through the
advent of prpuUstn In the state house. He
epoko or the rottenness of rcpubllxin man
ogcmont of the state's finances nnd how the
people had turned from that party to the
populists In order that there might bo a gen
eral cleaning out ot the stateliouso r ng.
When Greene wound up his speech -with the
statement that convictions wore duo entirely
to populists , Mercer arose and said tlio ton
vlcttons of Hartley aud Moore had bt > Mi ac
complished at the fiands of rcpubllrin. JIT-
les Interpreting the lawn and posing sen
tences on betrayers of the republican t > arJy.
Then , with larcnsm , ho told of how ( Me pop-
ullsts In A certain county In Nebraska hsil
been casting about for a county superin
tendent , finally selecting a minister who
stood convicted ot lecherous pras'.lces. end
electing him by n larger vote than was cast
for any of his associates on the ticket.
Hupburnaiitcd to know if ttlis w.is nn
advertisement for the Transnilsslsslppl Ex
position , nnd amidst a r-.ar thit wont ID
over this sally , Greene threw up tils hands
aud ftink Into lib seat.
WA.VTKIJ A TIP OX HIS TI3STIJIO.VY.
Witness SprlnstH it Settnntlon In Civil
Scrvlcf In ventilation.
WASHING-TON , Jan. 2) . A bombshell
was sprung at today's session of the senate
civil si-rvlco Investigating committee when
E. D. Bailey , assistant chief examiner of the
Civil Service commission and a hading wlt-
ncs3. Intimated that the commission had
sought to interfere with his testimony. Mr.
Bailey was asked as to the last sweeping
extension of the civil service on May C ,
13 % , and ho said the extensions were llrat
suggcoted by the commission to the presi
dent Instead of the reverse , which ho
thought might bo required by strict con
struction. At this Juncture Chairman
I'rltehatd read a letter which he said ho had
received from Mr. Uailey saying die was
"under unpleasant suspicion" by reason of
King summoned and asked why ho had
jcen singled out from the commission.
Senator Prltchard pressed the witness re
garding the reason for writing this letter ,
saying. "If any ono h > .s Interfered with you
.t Is duo the commltteo to tell everything. "
"The first thing that revealed the fact that
! might bo suspected of knowing more about
examinations tliaiii I actually know , " replied
Mr. Bailey. "vas when Mr. Proctor called
uo to 'his ' office a llttlo after tlio first testi
mony I gcvc. Ho said ho had no desire to
nfluenco my testimony In any way , but that
ho chairman of the committee had 'not
summoned anyone friendly to the commis
sion and asked mo what I was going to say
so he could be prepared to answer. Tlio
witness Insisted that he did not bcllovo Mr.
Proctor Intended to Intimidate him.
\KT131l TIH3 tXDIAX SUPPI.V DEPOT.
Chlciio ProiionoM to Deprlro Oinnliii
< lf ( III.SIlHIoil. .
WASHINGTON , Jan. 24. ( Special Tele
gram. ) It had ben Mercer's Intention today
o move an amendment to the Indian ap-
iropriatlon bill , embodying the main fea-
urea of the Indian congress bill now pcnd-
ng and he had requested Chairman Slier-
nan to waive a point of order on the amend
ment. By thu merest accident , however ,
Mnrccr learned that the Chicago dclog.Ulon .
cntomplatcd moving an amendment abol-
sblug the Indian supply depot at Omaha
r.-d Shoni : > . n uii'Jej the circumstances would
iave to grant the same right to Foss and
Belknap , moving spirits In the proposed ap
peal , an to Mercer. Under this condition ho
ccldcd to withhold his amendment , but < pro-
IOECS polling the Indian affairs committee
in the Indian congress bill without going
.hrough the formality of having It regularly
onsldered In committee. The runur has
gone out th'.t Secretary Bliss and Commis
sioner Jones are opposed to the bill and in
prior to allay any direct opposition from
that source , Thurstcn and Mercer will call
on Secretary Bliss In the morning , recalling
to the secretary , of Interior the conversation
had with Mr. Rosowatcr nnd Commissioner
nickfo-d when these gentlemen were in
Washington on a mission to secure depart
ment support to the proposed measure.
\OlllllllltlollN Ill-Ill Up.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 24. ( Sp-'Mal Tele
gram. ) The nomination of Ro&3 Hammond
to bo postmaster at Fremont has been re
ferred to a subcommittee of three finm the
ycstofilces and pstrcads committee , which
will probably report some day this \v3k. It
Is bslluvcd hero that Judge Maxwell Ias : h.id
soircthlng to do with the Hammaml case ,
aK'.iougli Senator Allen says lie Is simply
acting for friends In Fremont v.'ho have
wiittc-n regarding the nomination.
Allen today sen * , to the clerk of the post-
ofilce committee a telegram from a nerson
In Hartlngtou asking that Watacn's nomina
tion bo held up , which has been done , any
senator having tbe power to block consid
eration of a 'iiame ' by merely requesting that
it go over until a Inter i.icTio-.l.
Done lj ) - .
WASHINGTON , Jin. 21. ( Spj-lal Tele-
gram. ) Senator Tliurston Introduced a
number of petltlon-3 frcm the Equal Suffrage
club. Women's Christian Temperance iinlcii ,
and citizens of Table Reck , Nob. , praying for
legislation regarding lutemtato gambling anil
cigarette laws , thu sale of liquor lu ( mblic
buildings , etc.
Congressman Marcor haa Introduced o hl'.l '
at thu Instance of Judge Munger , provid
ing for calling1 and holding n.ieclal terma on
the circuit court In Nebraska , uf.icn tlio
business of the court warrants additional
XciVM for ( In ; Army.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. ( Special Tele-
gram. ) Captain James L. Rusk , engineer , la
relieved from duty as a member of the gen
eral court 'martial ' to 'Which ' he was recently
appointed. Serge-ant John MnruhallVII -
lame , company F , Twelfth Infantry , Fort
Nlobrara , Nob. , having satisfactorily ox-
'plained to thu department that hi-i true name
Llttlo Ctrl the Victim of Impure
Blood-Suffered Intensely Until
Hood's Snrsaparllla Cured.
"When thrco mouths old , my llttlo
daughter had eruptions on her face. I
was obliged to keep her hands tied at
night aud It was necessary to watch tier
during the day. Kho would guratuh her-
Hclf whenever slid tfot the clmnco , until
her clothes would bo covered with blood ,
NYe concluded to try Hood's Sarsaparilla ,
because I had great faith in it , nutl after
nwhilo wo could tee that she was getting
better. People often asked 'How did
Chat child burn her face'nnd they said
oho would certainly bo lift with scan ) , but
one was not. It la now a year since eho
waa cured by Hood's Sareapurllla end her
face is OB smooth nnd white mid soft
BO that of any child. " Hits. Wiuiun
WELLH , Warren , Conn.
N. B. Be sure to get Hood's because
Is the best In foct , thu One True Illood I'unUcr ,
Bold by all druggltti. $1 ; sir for Si.
j. r in cure ' 'lTcr I"i cay t °
nOOQ 8 trills take , easy to operate , ao.
M John Marshall Williamson , will Ixt bo > q
umlcr the latter name on nil rolls , returns ,
etc. , of hU command after this date.
Spoln Wiint * llrrltirot-lly.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. Minister Wood-
ford hos cabled to thn Department of Rtalo
that the government of c l has consented
to n off ot kite a commercial treaty with the
United Slates on the basis of reciprocity ,
with ache-diilrs for Cuba end the , pcnlnsuMr.
The negotiations will bo conducted In Wash
ington at a tlmo yet to be agreed upon.
\niiinl nn llcmivfKCtiti. .
WASHINGTON , JAIL 24. ( Special Tele-
nram. ) rrho Corn -Exchange National bank
of Chicago was today' approved as a rc ervn
agent for the First National bank of McCook ,
Neb. , also the Northwestern National hlnlc
of Minneapolis , and for the First National
bank of Watcrtown , S. 13 ,
I , n nil INtti'tit
WASHINGTON , Jan. 21. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The secretary of the Interior today
approval for patent 1,524 ncres of land lu
the Cheycmio land district to the state of
WASHINGTON , Jan. 24. The suiato com-
mlttco on Judiciary has -reported favorably
the nomination ot Governor Grlgps ot Now
Jersey to bo attorney general.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 24. Today's strtte-
mont of the condition of the treasury shawi :
Available cash balance , $210,393,173 ; gold
ADMITS ICII.MM ; HIS IIIIOTIIKK.
Ijtiaiiiornl of IIIxVlfr anil Wniitnl
Him Out < lf the AViiy.
NAPA , Cal. , Jan. 24. In the presence of
tlio sheriff and dtfitrlct attorney of Napa
county , nnd of six other witnesses , George
Wlllard Clark has coafccued that he was
tlio murderer of his brother , \V. A. Clark , at
St. Helena , on last Thursday. Sirs. Lcvlr.a
Clark waa married to William A. Clark
moro than twenty years ago In Clay county ,
Illinois. She Is 4G yean ? old nnd the mother
of seven children. George W. Clark , the
murderer , became Intimate with her thirteen
or fourteen , years ago. Tholr relations con
tinued while the husband was In California
making a home for her , and during that time
a child was born , of which GeorgeC.urk
waa the father.
After coming to California to live nt nnd
near St. Helena , Napa county , lira Clark
professed chrl tMnity and attempted to break
off relations with her brothcr-liv law , but ho
psrolrtted In his attentions. At times ho
asked her If she would live with him In
case of her husband's death. Ixiet month
ho put strychnine In his brother' cnlTcc on
two ocoMlona , but the brother detected tbo
po'son ' and had the coffee analyzed by n
druggist. Then , on Thursday morning.
Qoorgo Clark lay In null for his brother and nff
shot him whllo he was preparing breakfast , t
In the kitchen of his St. Helena home.
The murderer was brought to Napa. On
Saturday Mrs. Clark ted ! at the Inquest
tlio story ot her relations with her brother-
in-law , but George Clark continued to de-
el.ire hU Innocence of the murder , until ho
was llnally Induced to make a full cca-
fcesIan. the details of which do not differ
materially fiom the facts of the crime al
ready reported nnd confirmed by the state
ments of Mrs. Clark.
'Arbitrate Coal Komi VfTiilrM.
NE\V YORK , Jan. 24 , Adlal E. Stevenson.
Trunk Line Commissioner Gcddard and. Vice
President Harahan ot the Illinois Central
formed a committee of arbitration which
met in this city today to arbitrate questions
In connection with the eastern soft coal
roads and the haul of that commodity.
Mlnlc 'Will ' llnvc ClinrKf.
NEW YORK , Jan. 24. It was announced
today that the New York olllccs of iho
Union Pacific Railroad company will shortly
bo opened In the Equitable building In thla
city , with Vice President Oliver W. Mink
re is a
1 Class of People 1
Who nra injured by the nso of cof
fee , llecently there bus boon placed
in ull the grocery t-toics n now pre
paration called GHAIN-0 , made of
pure grains , that tukes the pluco of
The most delicate filomach re
ceives itwithout distress , nnd but
fuw can toll it from coffee.
It does not cost over | ns much.
Children may drink it with great bull-
cut. 15 cents ntid 25 cents per pack
age. Try it. Ask for GUAIN-O.
ITry Qrain O !
Insist that your groccrglvcB you OI'.AIN-U
Accept no Imllatlun.
laniiKi-rs. Tel. 1919.
.Mil II net ! \\'i-il iii- il n y.
The elite event First niniearancu In Um.ilia ot
Sir. Ik-iljoit Miss Kftlo
KELCEY and SHANNON
In Madeleine I.ucctlc llylay'a ilcllKlitful comedy
"A COAT OP 1I\.VV COMHIS. "
MurmRoment , Mr. Samuel R Klngetnn ,
Tlio [ muiilitc Walliick'H t.ioattr ( NiW YnrU )
proiluctl < n ami the original company , Including
Mr.lllliiin .1. l.i-iao.vni- ,
I'rl-ca I.ow-er llmir , 11.50 , Jl.OO. Ha ! . , 75c , 60c.
MutliicilofWfr II i1 , Jl.W ) , Hi1 , llal. . 70o. Ci > a.
Tlinrxilny , Friday unit Satiii-day.
I'rlces lM\\er door , tl.CO , Jl.OO. llnl. , 7Gn toe.
Mollnco I-xiwor Hoer , Jl.OO. 75r. llal. . 75c Wo.
Tn ) . lOilt ,
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WOODWARD STOCK CO.
TONIGHT AT 8:00 : ,
Master and Man.
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OOo anil Mo. Tli'KQts 011 salu ut Oloiuent
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