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The Harmony Grove echo. (Harmony Grove, Ga. [Commerce, Ga.]) 1893-1897, January 21, 1897, Image 1

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The Harmony Grove Echo! VOL. V. SI ns HR Hi. HERNANDEZ SAVED REMAINS OF INSURGENT LEADER. FEARFUL FIGHT FOR ITS POSSESSION " I l **# • !>*“ Ambush Was Discovered Cubans Went Wild and Wreaked Terrible Ven geance I’pon Tlieir Knemles. A New York Tribune Rpecial from Jacksonville, Fla., says: A letter was received here on Friday from Lieutenant Colonel Andre Her nandez, now in command of the de partment of the Cuban army encamped near Havana, giving the true account of Maceo’s death and his subsequent burial. As he says that he was in command of the Cuban detachment that recovered the body from Major Cirujeda’s command and afterwards buried it, his statement should settle the matter. The letter was sent to J. A. Huaua, the Florida representative of the Cu ban junta. It came through the “un derground chanuel.” It is dated Jan uary 9th, from the “encampment near Havana,’’ After extending to Mr. Huaua thanks for past favors, the let ter goes on: “It was December 7th that we suf fered a great misfortune in the tragic death (by ambush) of our leader Ma eeo. This is the greatest misfortune we have suffered since the beginning of the war, but it only encourages us to fight the harder and avenge his death. “We were encamped near the fight that day and heard the firing. Maceo came across the ti-ocha, unknown to us, with but forty men. More than 1,500 Spaniards, who had been in formed of his trip, ambushed him. He rode into it and was shot at the first fire. “We heard the firing, and thinking that some of our friends were attacked by the Spanish guerillas, started off at once to their aid, though we had but 400 men. When ’ had reached the scene of the sla’ ier it was most over, and then ,/e were told that Maceo was dead, and that the enemy had his body tied to a horse’s tail and were taking it off. Our men were per fectly frantic over the report and begged to be led against the Span iards. We dashed forward with drawn machetes, and what a fight that was! The Spaniards met us, and the en counter was horrible. Our men fought to kill; only bent on avenging Maceo’s death. Our trusty and sharp machetes fell with regularity, and I think we killed more than two hundred of the enemy; and, what is more, we had the consolation of recovering the body of our beloved leader, Maceo. The Span iard fought hard to regain it, charging upon us repeatedly, but our chary ma chetes were too much for them, and they sullenly retreated. “Our little force suffered terribly. Our cavalry, which went iu eighty strong, came out with only twenty-two men, and the infantry suffered almost in the same proportion. But for all that, we were consoled by the fact that our brave brothers gave up their lives in a good cause, and to save the body of our lamented Maceo from the desecration that the Spaniards would have inflicted. Where Maceo Is Buried. “We buried the body in a secret and secure place. Only myself and a few selected men and officers know the location. In due time it will be mark ed. If known now, the murderous Spaniards would try to get it, and parade it as showing their great triumph. “Poor Maceo sleeps iu peace, hut his brothers remain to avenge him, and that they arc doing daily. I have a good many important tilings to tell you in connection with this, but 1 don’t care to put them in this, as I am not positive that the letter will get through safely.” RAILROADS ARK FIGHTING. Two Linos Fall Out Over an Ad just input of Bates. It is learned from reliable sources that the Atlanta, Knoxville and North ern road and seaboard Air Line have had a serious falling out, and the for mer is now completely bottled up, so far as eastern business is concerned. It seems that the trouble came up over an adjustment of rates. Arbitration Satisfies Pope. The Rome correspondent of The London Chronicle telegraphs that the pope expressed the utmost satisfaction upon hearing of the signing of the Anglo-Am srican arbitration treaty. He said he had hoped that the papacy would be the permanent tribunal of arbitration for all nations, but was glad that the principle of arbitration had been adopted by Great Britain and America. Ex-Consul General Dies. Chevalier Louis Contencin, ex-con sul general to the two Sicilies and one of the most prominent Italian mer chants in New York died at 10 o’clock Sunday night of appendicitis. DANCING BELOW ZERO. The Temperature iu the Dakotas and Miuuettota Falls Hapidly. A dispatch from St Paul says: A great storm has been raging in Minne sota and the Dakotas for the past eight hours, and the temperature is dropping over a degree an hour. The fall of snow has been very heavy, and the wind lias raged from twenty-eight miles an hour at Man kota to forty-two at Detroit. CAN’T ORGANIZE LEGISLATURE. Oregon U Makers Are Serving Their Stale Without Pay. Twenty-three members of the lower house of the Oregon legislature held a meeting in the eapitol Sunday for the purpose of attempting to effect organ ization. They adjourned without accomplish ing anything save a compliance with the state constitution, which provides that until the house is organized the members shall meet from day to clay, serving without pay after a stipulated time, which figs already expired. I FEARFUL SCOURGE OF INDIA. i The Plague Ih Advancing, Itut May Not Reach Thin Side of the Water. i Cable dispatches from London state ; that the eyes of the European world are now turned toward India, each day’s intelligence from that stricken ! land making it more apparent that the greatest tragedy in modern history is being enacted there under the double j course of famine and plague. The heart of Europe has been touch ed at last, and the universal sympathy is perhaps more keen because it is now tinged with apprehension. It would not be surprising if within a month a genuine plague panic should spread I through Christendom. The great powers show alarm, and the news comes now that Italy has summoned an international conference to meet forthwith at Rome to consider measures for dealing with the danger. ! There is little doubt that the response j of other governments will be favorable, and all the resources of modern science ! will he speedily arrayed against this ! hideous foe. Reliable information about the real ! extent of the plague in Bombay and vicinity is lacking, and regarding the ] mortality, it is only said in general terms that more than half of those at tacked succumb. The point which most interests Eu ropeans is whether the awful disease is likely to flourish in northern lati tude if infection should be introduced, j but no evidence is forthcoming yet. i It is argued by medical men, however, ! that if the plague was dangerous in j Hong Kong it will find an equally pro lific field in London and Paris so far I as the climate is concerned. According to Health Officer Doly there is little cause to feai that the | bubonic plague may reach New York. The doctor, who has just returned from a visit to Egypt, says that he is satisfied from the quarantine supervi sion maintained by the English officials at Suez that there is little danger of the disease passing that point. ONE CENT A MILE FOR MILITARY. Kateg to McKinley Inauguration Tower Than Those Given Four Years Ago. The railroads will give lower rates from this section to Washington in March than they gave when President Cleveland was inaugurated. At its meeting held in Atlanta, Ga., the past week the passenger rate com mittee authorized for civilians a rate of oue limited first-class fare for the round trip. For regular military companies in uniform and brass bands accompany ing them, twenty-five or more on one ticket, 1 cent per mile per capita, dis tance traveled, short mileage, with ar bitraries added. Tickets limited to continuous pas sage ia each direction, with final limit March 8, 1897, ma) be sold from all points on March Ist, 2d and 3d. From points within a radius of 200 miles of Washington tickets may be sold for morning trains Marcli 4, 1897. Validation at Washington will not be required. TRAIN "WRECKERS AT WORK. Engineer Killed and a Postal Clerk Seri ously Hurt. The through express from oL Louis on the Iron Mountain and Texas and Pacific route, due at Dallas at o :‘2O a. m. Sunday, was wrecked Saturday night at the little station of Forest. Engineer Clemons had both legs broken and sustained other injuries so severe that he died. The express messenger is reported as being fatally injured and a postal route agent as se riously injured. The wreck was the work of train wreckers, who had piled cross ties on the track. Half a dozen or more passengers are reported injured, but none fatally. The engine and three cars, mail, baggage and express, were thrown down an embankment, but no passenger coaches left the track. SPANIARDS ARE FORTIFYING. Being Sorely Pressed By Rebels, They Dare Not Show Themselves. Passengers by the Olivette which reached Tampa, Fla., Sunday bring news of the war situation on the island of Cuba. Port An Principe and San tiago are practically in the hands of the Cubans, the Spaniards not daring to leave their fortresses except under protection of a strong escort. In fact the whole eastern portion of the island is now under the government of the Cubans. Weyler permits nothing against his interest to pass his censorship. SIXTEEN WERE ROASTED. Fearful Fatality Attends the Burning of Orphans* Home in Texas. Later advices received from Dallas, Tex., regarding the burning of the Buckner Orphans home state that six teen children were cremated and nine injured, three of them fatally. Passenger Train Wrecked. Passenger train No. 3 of the Texas and Pacific railroad was wrecked Sat urday night near Springdale, Tex., by a cross tie placed on the track. En gineer M. L. Clemons sustained inju ries from which he died. Passengers and trainmen were considerably shaken up and some slightly injured. HANNA WANTS TO BE SENATOR. Announce* That It is His Desire to Suc ceed Sherman. The Cleveland, 0., Press says: “M. A. Hanna is an avowed candidate for the United States senatorship. He announced his intention Saturday morning, for the first time, after a long conference with ex-Oongressman H. L. Morey, of Hamilton, 0., who came to Cleveland in the capacity of Foraker’s representative. ” Dyers Are Now Satisfied. The trouble at the dye house of the Eagle and Phenix plant at Columbus, Ga., has been satisfactorily adjusted. The dyers sent a committee to Re ceiver Jordan and as a result of the conference a satisfactory settlement was reached and the notice that the dyers’ union would quit work at the. time specified was withdrawn. The Roentgen rays have anew sphere of usefulness. By their aid chalk can be detected in flour, brick dust in cayenne pepper, sand in spices and many other sophistications, ECARMONT GROVE ANTE NORTHEAST GEORGIA FIRST. SHERMAN ACCEPIS THE PORTFOLIO OF SECRETARY OF STATE UNDER M’KINLEY. Held a Conference With the Presideut- Klect at Which His Decision Was Made Known. Senator John Sherman, of Ohio, was the guest of President-elect Mc- Kinley Friday. Senator Sherman ar rived in Canton at 10:30 via the Fort Wayne railroad from Washington. He was met at the depot by Captain H. O. Heislaud and Captain Floyd, with the major's private carriage, and driven directly to the McKinley residence. The greeting between Major McKinley and Senator Sherman was cordial and the south parlor was thrown open to the senator ami they were soon in close conference. The visit of Senator Sherman was expected to settle some of the perplex ing rumors which have been current for some weeks concerning the senior Ohio senator and the cabinet. W T ith Senator Sherman was Senator J. C. Burrows, of Michigan. Senator Burrow’s visit is also looked upou as very important at this time. Much speculation has been engaged in as to the possible invitation being extended General Russell A. Alger, of the Wol verine state, to accept the war portfolio. It is believed by many of the frieuds of General Alger that he will be chosen by the president-elect to the cabinet. Senator Burrows had a long talk with Major McKinley upon his arrival. He is a closse friend of the president elect and the greeting of the two was very cordial. Altogether, Major Mc- Kinley spent a very busy day. Prior to the arrival of-Senator Sherman aud Senator Burrows, his time was taken up from an early hour with a host of callers. A great demand was also made on his time by his extra heavy mail, which has greatly increased since his return from Cleveland. Hundreds of urgent letters were received in every mail and with scores of telegrams, de manding his immediate attention, a great deal of work was crowded into a few hours. It is stated on reliable authority that Senator Sherman was in Canton to accept formally the tender of the state department folio. It is under stood that the tender was made with out conditions. Senator Sherman went east at 2:05 p. m. At the station he said to the Associated Press: “I have accepted the state portfolio.” While in Canton the senator was asked about an extra session of con gress and replied: “It is absolutely certain that we will have an extra session, and the earlier it is held the better. It is very nec essary that we should have a prompt readjustment of the tariff, and it is probable that the extra session will be confined to tariff legislation exclusive ly, though you know congress can consider any subject once it is called in session.” FIVE CHILDREN DEAD And Many Other# Injured By the Burn ing: of Orphans’ Home. At a late hour Friday night the boys’ wing of Buckner’s Orphans’ Home, five miles from Dallas, Texas, was destroyed by fire. Five boys per ished in the flames and seven others were injured, probably fatally. In the confusion which reigned while the children were being hurried ly assisted from the building many were overlooked, and many were seri ously burned. The building, with all its furniture, was entirely destroyed. The loss is not yet known. SWEAT INVESTIGATION CLOSED. Tlie Judge Makes Final Answer to Charges Against Him. The investigation of the charges against .Tiulge Joel L. Sweat was finish ed at Atlanta Friday afternoon and all evidence is in hand upon which the in vestigation committee will determine whether impeachment proceedings shall be taken up by the senate. There was the tremor feeling in Judge Sweat’s voice when he con cluded. “I regret this, Mr. Chair man,” he said, “not because I have the consciousness of having done any thing wrong, but because of tlie pain ful notoriety I have been forced to en dure.” Kennedy Charges Conspiracy. John Kennedy, who was indicted at Kansas City as the leader of the gaug which twice held up and robbed Chicago and Alton trains at Blue Cut, has signed a statement charging that there is a conspiracy to convict him. There seems to be some grounds to substantiate his statement as regards John Land, an important witness against him. DEFICIT IS EXTRA HEAVY. Treasury is Short 50,800,963 for First Half of January. The treasury deficit for the first half of January is $6,860,963 and for the fis cal year to date $44,763,360. WORKON WARSHIPS. Navy Employes at Newport News Bet urn To Their Labors. The newly reorganized steel board at Washington has acted promptly and effectively upon the two important matters awaiting its decision and as a result work upon the battleships Kear sage and Kentucky will proceed at once, to the relief of hundreds of work men of Newport News, whose employ ment has been suspended while the hundreds of steel plates on hand there were being slowly inspected. TO FIGHT FOR CUBA. Lieutenant Hayes Resigns from Regular Army to Join the Insurgents. A Washington dispatch says: Sec ond Lieutenant Charles E. Hayes, of the Eighteenth infantry, who is a native of Illinois, and rose from the ranks five years ago, has resigned his commission. In his resignation, which was ac cepted by the president Friday to date from January 6th, he made no refer ence to his future movements, but in transmitting the resignation to his col nel, he said that he was goiug to tight for Cuba’s freedom. HARMONY GROVE, GA., THURSDAY. JANUARY 21, 1897. PRICES IMPROYE. Business Outlook ns Stated by Bradstreet*s Agency. Bradstreet’s review of trade condi tions for the past week says: “Except at a few southern cities, as reported last week, wholesale merchants throughout the country report no no table changes in trade features and indications of improvement in the near future. Mercantile collections con ! tinue slow. “Some jobbers at Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore and other large cities report increased demand for dry goods, hats, shoes, hardware and groceries for spring delivery, but that in other lines business is very dull. Dealers in staples at cities in Texas, Louisiana, | Georgia, Tennessee and South Caro lina report a better demand for hard ware and agricultural supplies com pared with last week. “Some Baltimore salesmen are se curing relatively fair orders. There has been no revival in textile circles, except increased nnrehases of wool at Boston by some of the larger mami •facturers. Cotton goods continue de pressed at first hands, with little prospect for improvement until after production has been restricted. “December gross railway earnings are relatively more favorable than those in preceding months, showing a decrease of 1.5 per cent from Decem ber, 1895. The best December reports were by southwestern and southern roads, which show gains over Decem ber totals in 1895. A comparison of prices of 108 staple articles and products at quarterly in tervals for a series of years shows an upward tendency on the part of quo tations during the last quarter of 1896. Advances during the last quarter of 1896 were conspicuous among most of the leading cereals, for live stock, meats, dairy products, some vegetables, hides,'leather, wools, various grades of 7ioil, copper, lead, brick, glass and spruce lumber. Prices this week show advances for leather, pork, lard, petro leum aud cotton. “There have been 478 business fail ures in the United States this week, compared with 488 last xveek, 412 in the second week of January, 1896, 378 in the like week of 1895 and as com pared with 404 in the corresponding period of 1894.” MMEDIATE REFORMS FOR CUBA. Spanish Government Has Decided to Act Beyond Bowers. The Madrid correspondent of The London Standard confirms the state ment that the Spanish government has decided to immediately effect reforms in Cuba. It is added that the government, in taking such a serious step on the eve of McKinley’s advent to office, wishes to clearly indicate that it acted spon taneously in going even beyond the powers voted by the cortes, for which the latter must grant a bill of indem nity. The reforms will show to what ex tent the government is prepared to go in gradually preparing the colonies for autonomy without yielding the rights of Spain and parliament. It will also soon be seen that Spain is disposed to make sacrifices in connection with the Cuban budget. The reforms will not he realized without seriously clashing with Spain’s material interests. Spaniards look with impatience and anxiety to the effect the reforms will have in America. CLEAR SAILING FOR TELLER. He Will Have No Opposition to Re-Elec tion as Senator. The members of the Colorado legis lature will vote for United States sena tor to succeed Henry M. Teller. The re-electiou of Senator Teller was made a cardinal principle in the platform upon which nearly every member of the general assembly was elected, and there will be practically no opposition to bis re-election. In the joint session it is certain that not more than seven of the 100 votes will he cast against Teller, and there may not be so many. The utter hopelessness of the oppo sition may result in giving him almost a unanimous vote. Treasurer St. John 111. William P. St. John, treasurer of tlie Democratic National committee, has been ill at his home in New York since his return from a trip to North Caroli na in search of health. The cause of the illness is a general breakdown and nerveus prostration, due to work in the presidential campaign. Gaudaur Will Row Hanlau. Jake Gaudaur of Toronto, Ont., has accepted the challenge of Edward Han lan to row any man in the world, and has made a deposit of SSOO forfeit. He stipulates that the race shall be for at least $3,000 and rowed in either England or Canada. Yarmouth Bank Closed. The Dominion Savings bank, of Yarmouth, N. S., has been closed by order of the government. The ac counts will be transferred to the Post office Savings bank, a government in stitution, and depositors will suffer no loss or inconvenience. WEYLER ON THE WARPATH. Spanish General in the Saddle Seeking Diligently for Gomez. The New York Herald’s correspond ent at Jacksonville, Fla., telegraphs as follows: “I have received a dispatch from Havana which says that General Wey ler has agaiu left the city with his col umns for the field. This time the cap tain general marches, Havana advices say, in the direction of the borders of Matanzas and Las Villas, where Maxi mo Gomez is supposed to be.” Historic House Burned. Fire at Narboth, Pa., destroyed the famous old stone barn opposite the General Wayne hotel, which has been a familiar landmark for more than a century. General Washington’s troops were quartered there on one occasion during the revolutionary war. Mr. Lodge Visits McKinley. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, of Mas sachusetts, a—Led iu Canton Thurs day morning from Washington and was driven direct from the station to the McKinley residence. He was in con ference some time. MONETARY REFORM THE SUBJECT OF RESOLUTIONS AT INDIANAPOLIS MEETING \{ Of National Monetary Conference—Re tirement of Vnited States Notea of AH Classes I’rgrd. Tlie national monetary conference at Indianapolis adjourned Wednesday night subject to the call of the execu tive committee. The committee on resolutions reported the following res olutions and they were agreed upon practically unanimously: “1. That the present gold standard should be maintained. “2. That steps should be taken to nsure the ultimate retirement of all j classes of United States notes by a gradual and steady process, so as to avoid injurious contraction of the cur rency or disturbance of the business interests of the country, and that in Mich retirement provision should be made for a separation of the revenue and note-issue departments of the treasury. “3. That a banking system be pro vided which should furnish credit facilities to every part of the country and a safe and elastic circulation, and especially with a view to securing such a distribution of the loanable capital of the country as will tend to equalize the rates of interest i;. all parts thereof for the purpose of effect -vely promoting the above objects. “Resolved, That fifteen members of this conference be appointed by the • Tiairmail to act as an executive com mittee while this convention is not in 'ession, with full power of this con vention, The executive committee shall have the power to increase its membership to any number not ex ceeding forty-five, and five members thereof shall at all times constitute a quorum oi said committee. “The executive committee shall have special charge of the solicitation, re ceipt and disbursement of contribu uons voluntarily made for all purposes; hall have power to call this conven tion together again when and where it may seem best to said committee to do so, and said committee shall continue in office with power to fill vacancies until discharged at a future meeting of this convention. “Resolved, That it shall be the duty of this executive committee to endeavor to procure at the special session of congress, which it is understood will be called in March next, legislation calling for the appointment of a mone tary commission by the president to consider the entire question and to re port to congress at the earliest day possible; or failing to secure the above legislation, they are hereby authorized and empowered to select a commission vf eleven members according to rules and plans set forth in the suggestions submitted to the convention by Mr. Hanna, of Indianapolis, as follows: “Article 1. The committee shall con sist of eleven members, to be named by the executive committee appointed by this convention. The executive committee shall have power to fill va cancies in the commission as they nr.7 occur. 3 J “Article 2. The first meeting of the commission shall be held at a time and place to be designated by the execu tive committee of this convention, and at such meeting the committee shall organize. “Article 3. All rules and by-laws of the commission and all its proceedings shall be directed toward the accom plishment of the object of its creation, which is to make a thorough investi gation of the monetary affairs and needs of this country in all relations and aspects. “Article 4. The executive commit tee of this committee shall use so much of the voluntary contributions made to it as may be available for that purpose to defray all necessary expenses. “Article 5. When the labors of this commission have been completed as far as practicable, the executive com mittee, if it deems it advisable, shall issue a call to bring this convention together again and at the meeting so convened the committee shall make report of its doings and if legislation is deemed advisable, shall accompany such report with a draft of such bill or bills providing for such legislation. “Resolved, That all resolutions nnd communications as to methods of currency reform which have been pre sented to this convention be referred to such committee when formed.” ASPHYXIATED BY GAS. Two Men Found Dead in a Hotel at New York. William Ferguson and James Mc- Kenna were found dead in a room of a Harlem, N. Y., hotel Thursday morn ing. The men occupied the room to gether. They had been asphyxiated by illuminating gas. Big Jewelry Assignment. Koch, Dreyfus &Cos., wholesale jew elers at New York has suspended, placing their affairs in the hands of attorneys to arrange a settlement with creditors. The amount involved is said to be about $200,000. AN INSURGENT VICTORY. Report That the Town of Santa Clara is in Their Possession. A New York morning paper says: '“News, which if correct, is more im portant than any since the death of Maceo, was received in Cuban circles Thursday night. It was that the town of Santa Clara, sometimes called Villa Clara, had fallen to the insurgent arms, but that in the charge which re sulted in victory, the intrepid cavalry leader, Quentine Bandera, was slain. Gomez, it is said, is now pushing on toward Havana with an army of 18,000 MISTAKEN FOR FILIBUSTER. All Officer of tli© l>olphii Boards tlie Steamship Oclaware. Tne steamship Delaware, of the Clyde’s Boston, Wilmington, Charles ton and Jacksonville line, steamed into port at, Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday morning, having on board < Lieutenant Sutherland, of the United States dis patch boat Dolphin. His presence on board is accounted for by the fact that she was taken for a filibuster whep she appeared yff the bar. . CUBAN STAMPS LEGALIZED. Their Appearance in Uncle Haul's Mails Causes Comment. The appearance of the stamps of the so-called Cuban republic in the United States mails has caused much comment in Washington and is the source of some discussion at the postoffice de partment as to whether such stamps could be recognized as proper for the transmission of mails into the United States, as this government has not rec ognized Cuba as a free and independ ent country. This is probably the first of its kind where insurgents have establihed their own post-offices aud used their own stamps, which were transmitted in the mails to the United States. At the postoflice department it was stated that these stamps were good so far as the United States was concerned, as our postal laws require only that the stamps be properly canceled and envelopes containing mail matter bear the postmarks of a regular postoffice. These regulations have been com plied with, so far as the department knows. Had they not beeu amissible the letters bearing these stamps would have been marked with the letter “T” at the receiving office in this country, meaning “tax collect,” The department knows nothing about the postoffice stamped on the envelope except that it is in Spanish territory, and Spain is in the interna tional postal union. These stamps might give rise to a delicate diplomatic question, in which the postoffice department would take no part, but refer the matter to-the department of state for settlement. It is virtually recognition of the ex istence of the Cuban republic, without that intention. Postmaster General Wilson is con sidering the question and some further ration may be taken. REESE ON TRIAL. Conflicting TesUu- , {efore the , uve# _ ligating < ittee. Thursday morning’s--68 iono 68 i on 0 f the legislative investigation at Av,. va ta was devoted to the examination of wit,i. -„ qcn on the charges against Judge Seaborn Reese, who is charged with having been drunk on the bench in several counties, and with having been drunk and using profane language at the dinner table in the presence of ladies at Danielsville last September. The examination during the morn ing was confined to the Danielsville court aud the episode at the dinner table there the first day of court. Sev eral witnesses swore that the judge’s charge was unusual and more like a temperance lecture or a sermon than a charge. Some of the witnesses said that the judge was intoxicated and others, including the sheriff aud Hon. John D. Shannon, said he was not drunk. It was testified that at the dinner ta ble the judge swore when Tom Wat son’s name was mentioned, saying: “Damn him, he ought to be in hell.” There was a lively spat between Senator Carter and Hon. John D. Shannon during a little fencing over the question as to a direct answer on the question whether Judge Reese was drumk or sober at Danielsville court and at the dinner table. Mr, Shannon said finally that he did not consider the judge drunk, nor would he say he was absolutely free from the influence of liquor. The sheriff testified that Judge Reese showed himself with a steady hand an hour before he opened court, and that the judge and sheriff took a “snap” together, meaning that they drank a toddy. OCALA BANK FAILS. Merchants* National Closes anil Examiner Shubrick in Charge. Mr. Coffin, the acting comptroller of the currency, at Washington, has re ceived a telegram stating that the Merchants’ National bank, of Ocala, suspended Thursday by resolution of the board of directors. The bank has a capital of $1,000,- 000, and at the date of its last report owed other banks SBO,OOO. Its indi vidual deposits amount to SIOB,OOO and its bills payable to $38,000. Rank Examiner Shubrick has been placed in charge. It is stated that the bank has not been well managed for some time. MINISTER WILLIS DEAD. Ills Remains Now on the Way to the United Stutes. Advices from Honolulu state that United States Minister Willis died Wednesday morning with pneumonia. His family has started to the United States with the remains. Dyers Threaten to Strike. Twenty-two men at the dye house of the Eagle and Phenix mills at Colum bus, Ca , have filed notice that unless their wages were placed at a certain scale they would quit work. The dyers claim that during the past few months their wages have been reduced; 17 per cent, being the average reduc tion. Music for the Centennial. The executive committee of the Ten nessee Centennial has set aside $50,- 000 to be expended by tlie music com mittee and director general in procur ing the services of the most famous 1 hands in the country. SLUGGER CORBETT IN TROUBLE. His Show Tied Vp oil Attachments Caused by Breach of Contract. A special from Sandusky, 0., says: James Corbett and his show are tied up ou attachments. Thursday night the former maE ager of the opera house, attached the scenery on a claim for S2OO, said to be due him ou the can cellation of a date by Corbett two years ago. Corbett secured the servi ; oes of an attorney to settle the action, and because the pugilist would not pay for the attorney’s services another at ; tachment was secured. SENTENCED FOR LIFE. r.il In Chains ly the Spanish Government for Conspiracy. At Havana, Thursday, sentence was | read in the case of Luis Someillan, | naturalized American citizen, who has | been found guilty of conspiring against ' the Spanish government. The sen | tence of the tribunal before which he ■ was tried is that he be imprisoned for life in chains. Someillan’s lawyer will appeal to the supreme court at Madrid against the decision, HI 10 ID HI EULOGIES IN MEMORY OF CRISP DELIVERED IN THE HOUSE. MEMBERS TAltf OF HIS MERITS. t Great Throngs Crowd the Cliumber ami Hear the Speeches—Other Proceed ings of House and Senate. itoisic. For five hour* Saturday afternoon men who had been closely associated with him in his I lagislative life, the men who knew him best and were best equipped to speal% tif his magnificent ability and his magnificent personali ty, paid in words of eloquence tribute to the memory of Charles F. Crisp. The house galleries were tilled with people who had bem attracted by the announcement of fhe memorial serv ices, and very much more interest was manifested in these services by the members themselves than is usual. The tributes para to the great Geor gian were honest and sincere, and in a number of instances'were marked with eloquence. General Cachings, Amos Cummings, Governor/ Ureary, Con gressman y )regon; Con gressman Dinsmore,/ t Arkansas, as well as the Georgia members who spoke, gave evidence of deep emotion as they referred to personal rela tions with the man who had filled so ably the speakership, and who had been such an important factor in their lives. Tributes were paid to the deceased, besides those above enumerated by Representatives Turner, of Georgia; Henderson, republican, of Iowa; I)al zoll, republican, of* Pennsylvania; Richardson, democrat, of Tennessee: O’Bartlett, democrat, of Florida; Mc- Millan, democrat, |of Tennessee; Dearmond, democrat,, of Missouri; Buck, democrat, .of Louisiana; Cooper, domoerat, oL Florida; Swan son, democrat, of Virginia: Lacey, republican, of Iowa; Bell, populist, of Colorda, Wheeler. democrat, of Alabama: \\ oiv, 'ard, democrat, of North 6raroliim ..rLayton, democrat, of Ohio; McLaurin, democrat, of South Carolina; Wellington, republican, of Mary; Tate, democrat, of Georgia; Lawson, democrat, of Georgia, and Morse, republican, of Massachusetts. While eulogies were being delivered Speaker Reed called to the chair tem porarily Mr. Henderson, of Tennessee, who was speaker pro tern of the house under the administration of Speaker Crisp, the first instance in the present congress that a democrat had been asked to preside over the deliberations of the house. Before entering upon the execution of the order of the dny. the house passed two or three private bills. At five minutes to 6 the usual reso lutions wero adopted and the house adjourned until Monday at noon. The house'spent Wednesday in the work on the calendar and passed a number of minor bills by unanimous consent. On motion of Mr. Washing ton, democrat, of Tennessee, a senate joint resolution was passed providing for expediting the erection of the gov ernment building at the Tennessee Centennial exposition. SENATE. A new* phase of the Pacific railroad problem ivas presented in the senate Thursday in the form of a resolution offered by Mr. Morgan, instructing the' judiciary committee to inquire whether by the very fact that certain of the bonds of the Union and Central Pacific railroad companies had fallen due and were not paid, the property of those companies had not become and was not now the property of the United States. The resolution went over. - The house bill for free homesteads on the public lands in Oklahoma ter ritory, which lias been the “unfinished business” in the senate since the first Aveek of the present session, came to a A-ote after three hours debate and Avns passed- yeas, 35; nays, 11. It was first amended in a very important par ticular, by striking out the Avords “in the territory of Oklahoma,” thus mak ing it apply to all public lands ac quired from the various Indian tribes. The bill uoav goes back to tlie house for action on the senate amendments. The senate then adjourned until Mon day. NOTES. Among the thirty cadets dropped from the military academy as the re sult of the January examinations were George Mason Lee, fourth class, of Virginia, son of the American c©iistj.l general at Havana, who was deficient in several studies. Secretary Larnont has referred the case to the academic board for reconsideration. The president seut to the senate Wednesday the following nomina ations: Postmasters—Alex A. Mc- Phee, Wagoner, I. TA NARUS.; Peter A. Peterson, Canon Falls, Minn.; John Schmelze, Springfield, Minn.; James Mahe, Litchfield, Minn.; Ed win L. Drake, Winchester, Tenu.; John A. Isaacson, Wisconsin. The senate committee on foreign re lations had under consideration Wed nesday the general arbitration treaty recently negotiated between the gov ernment of this country and that of Great Britain, but did not reach any conclusion as to the proper disposition to be made of it. Instead, the com mittee found the subject involved in the treaty one of such vast proportions as to render any speedy disposition of it quite out of the question, and it was announced the treaty probably would remain in the committee for some time. President Cleveland has shown an unusual courtesy to President-elect McKinley. During the past few weeks the retiring executive lias for warded to the man who is to succeed him every state paper and every offi cial document concerning the business of this administration which might be of value to the next. The treaty with Greahßritain was in Major McKinley’s hamlf long before the newspapers got R, and a great mass of stuff' about Cuba which has never reached the fmblio has been forwarded to Mr. Mc- Kinley with Sir Clevelands compli ments. NO. :> UP-TO-DATE AAVERTTSING Oh, advertising, is the thing , For garnering the nickles! The man who makes the welkin riu.w fl . Is the one whagg||t3 the shekles. I The sandwich- man Is out of date As n walking business winner. To catch the eye we must, of Into Display a.fdtl course dinner. The facts about our gpods and shoo We’vo got to widely scatter If wo would stay up at the top And next to reading matter. —L. A. W. Bulletin. IIUMOR OF THE DAY. Tom—“l don’t know whether she sings or not. v Jack—“ She doesn’t; I heard her.”—London Pick-Me-Up. When a man Aoses his balance, j makes a great *fference whether it was in a bank ot“on a bicycle. E. Avl W. Bulletin. Mamma—“Mrs*, Brown says he!® little boy looks very much like dors.’® Papa—“Then curs must be bettei® looking.”—Pack. 9 Marie—“Jnsfc think*,of the nerv6 ofl the fellow to propolfe to me. ” Mertie® “Nerve? Why, it w:i3 absolute® recklessness. ” —Truth.! Her hat was large., buk— joyous truth: I Revenge was waiting there. Before her sat a football youth With a head of hair. ffiyjj Isabel—“ They saf dreadful the way Clara runs ffffCT Willoughby Riche.” Dorothy— ch will catch him. Poor fellow has only one leg. ” —Philadelphia ffiiaes. Mrs. Grnmpey—‘Pvhy don’t rise up and makefc their stand around?” Grffbuey—“Becauser, men ne ?er propose Jajthat kind >ii women.”—Detroit Free Press. The Wife— “ItT di<ujd you marry again, John, I’ll com® back-ad you.” The Husband—“ Well, it would c.eem kind of natural* to Imre yon come back and call me a iooj. Truth. Little Elmer—“Pajvhv is it that bachelors are so muclfFnmre crabbed and cross than married Mr. Hennypeck—“Because they are not afraid to say what ’ think, my son.”—Pack. “What are your ‘hopes for tho future?” asked the solemn man. “I have none jnst now,” replied the youth. “To-morrow is my best girl’i* birthday, and I’m worrying about the® present.”—lllustrated J^ts. N^he—“Dear me! Wby v dpn’t U# ,y teaeh choruses to sing is so aggravating to be nntiClh tingunh the words.” Jack~-iy>/;/ don't know vou" the libretto, "--fmd*** Smith —“I . people being buried aliy.; no remedy for it?' Jones—“Tj^| only remedy I know is for t!-j—Legis latnre to pass a law tors to finish their work prop „ Boston Transcript. “So you are going to i employer’s daughter ?” “E The old man has worked hours a day for the past f and now I’m going to work li ty-fonr hours a day for tb next twenty yews to get even.”—T’..ue. Bookkeeper --“The man who bongo , that huudred-dollar set of and paid S2O on it has skipped.’ Pro-4' prietor—“Th| rascal! 1’ t kunthmul down if it tafees all the dfcNcctiv jhjn the city. That set of furniture teosfc mo sl4 hard cash.”—New York Weekly, f. m ’--smJßjß&l Learning to Ride a Bicycle/ A writer in the English paper St. Paul says: I can never understand the difficulties some with. I know one la iy vrb > took four weeks before she could “ride alone,” without being held. The tame should be about four hours. OI con RL. takes a coifp£@ or ti r work befote any on well. In my opini . mistake to learn in The only wiSp to ridt fidence, power, and -_ 13 — gle alone, with an experienced frieu-U at hand you what to do. It iaf* useless to sit on a cycleaud bo pusbeo* along a road. Take your cycle into a field/ If you are a woman, leave your skirt at home. There try a mount, Go on trying until you suc ceed. N-pvfr mind a fall, it will teach you how tofall with safety when you ready meet with an accident. When you can mount, ride as far as you arc able. Piflleed until you can turn corners and feel confidence in yonr machine. Then ask your friend to mount his machine and ride toward you so have to get out of his way. Tkree/days of this work will turn yon. into a very fair cyclist / fv inontk will find you proficient. Bismarck and the Beetle, A few yoprs ago a statesman of Eu ropean Ante visited Bismarck at Fred* ricksjqPand the two walked together through the latter’s plantation of ex otic pines and firs, of which both were collectors. The visitor improved a lapse tbiitho conversation about coni fers to bripg tip the then recent topic of Boulanger. “Did Germany at the time really take him seriousiy?” ho asked. “And what did you yourself think of the man?” The ex-Clmncel lor, in all.candor, replied that he knew very little of the subject. “It is true that Jfevaa in office at the time,” sai !,**but just then there kind firs of mine, and was eating out the. and really that won 1 mo I scarcely paid any atten tion at all to what Boulanger was do v Rare Coins nnd Laces. London numismatists have been* greatly interested recently in the sale at auction of the remarkable collection! of coifffc known asthe Montague col lee* tioD, ,including the Bishop Juxon on tho sciffold® former’s execution. TM ding for this relic wa- of the description, and it was finally H s3BEjp, said to be the bigbVfjJ| ever maid for a coin. Several i® realized SIOOO to $2030 each. example of a high price reached™ other .Louden auction was few days ago, when an old “eiietia^