The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, January 21, 1900, Page 2, Image 2

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England Not in a Mood to Stop
the War.
Mnjor-Gencrol Corrlhjrion. Will Be
;2n.tmsted "With a Powerful In
dependent Command.
LONDON, Jan. 20. To appreciate thor
oughly and conservatively the political
conditions as they exist In England today;
to understand the reflections that military
successes or reverses in South Africa
- create In the minds of the British public,
'and to gauge the task confronting ths
government at the forthcoming session of
parliament it is first necessary to realize
the stupendous change that in the last
few weeks has taken place in the national
' character. To put It briefly, since the Brit
ish army in the field has found the Boer
army -was its match or more, the British
nation has become one huge stock ex
change, not In the material sense, but in
The nation, as a -whole, governs Its opin
ions by the happenings of the hours, va
cillating, according to the news ticker, In
, 'its traditions of centuries as easily as the
most nervous market that ever operated
In times of -uncertainty. Nothing so ade
quately lends Itself to a ready and force
ful simile of the prevailing temper of
the British nation as the popular concep
tion of the stock market. As on the floor
there, there Is a certain email percentage
,with such huge Interests at stake that
they re never budged by rumors that
make or break the small fry. But these
compose the very Inmost ring, and their
tjxchislveness may be judged in the fact
that one never knows when opening from
day to day such .solid and -conservative
Journals as the Times, the Morning Post
or the Standard, whether they will Up
hold or bitterly abuse the government.
In a like manner does the majority of the
public opinion sway as fanned by news
from the front. Thus it is well nigh Impos
sible to determine the real feeling towards
the administration and the war, and It is
6ttil narder to forecast the result of the
ddbatos In parliament
Yet, in spite of this tremendous vacil
lation, the Information which representa
tives 01 the Associated Press have gath
ered from all sorts of sources tends to
wards the Impression that Lord Salisbury
wrl! continue not only in power, but in
the matter of votes, -with but a slightly di
minished control, which Is tantamount to
saying the -war against the Boers will ba
pursued to the bitter end, regardless of
foreign Interference and whimperings at
The selection by the war office of Major
General Carrington for service at the front
calls out the comment that the govern
tfnont lias recognized this officer's claims
at a very late day, considering the fact
that his name Is most favorably known
In South Africa, where he spent almost
his who'e military career as a leader of
While General Carrington's billet Is at
present a mystery to the English press,
the correspondent of the Associated Press
Js aWe to say that it was not after all
at the Initiative of the war office that
he was called, and, further, that he will
he entrusted with what will he practically
an independent command, of large propor
tions, and will attempt to achieve by
means of one of the most heterogeneous
forces ever gathered on the face of th
earth, the gallant objective hitherto held
hy the commanders In the field to be an
at the disposition of the admiralty, and
will probably receive a command. But,
though he Intimated that he was desirous
of duty, with the Cape squadron, he will
not attain his desire, for the same rea
sons which prevented the Duke of Con
naught .from going to the front
No one -was more anxious to go out than
the Duke of Cambridge. Beallzlng, how
ever, that this- Is- utterly Impossible,
he console himself by making life miser
able for the? high war officers. He Is
continually appearing with some new sug
gestion, and Is generally turned over
to General Sir Evelyn Wood, adjutant-general
to the forces, who Is very
deaf. So firmly is the Duke of Cambridge
convinced that his advice is essential to
the country's existence that he will not
take his usual- winter trip to the Conti
nent The .death of Lddy Alice Montagu, sis
ter of the Duke of Manchester, resulted
in many more families going into mourn
ing, and the closing of one of the most
important political salons the Duchess of
Devonshire's. The loss of Ladles Salis
bury and Ridley, and the Illness of Lady
Lansdowne, bid fair to make the forth
coming session of parliament one o the
dullest in history from a social point of
The army surgeons' employment of the
Roentgen rays in field surgery has proved
most successful, and has met with the
highest commendation. Orders have been
received for a fresh equipment and skilled
nnpratnrs. nnti Hofnrn TTohrunrv tt "a
hlkely that every column at the front
will be furnished with a Roentgen-ray
outfit The wireless telegraphy Is rapid
ly gaining ground. Marconi outfits are
being installed on three vessels destined
for active service.
The southern coast towns are patiently
awaiting the visit of the American fleet
During the recent visit to Weymouth of
the United States naval attache, Lieutenant-Commander
Colwell, to test the wire
less steering devices, the mayor of that
place called , on him and informed the
American officer that about 200 sub
scribed by the town lay in the bank await
ing the Americans' arrival, and that he
(the mayor) had personally subscribed
another 25 with a view of entertaining
the visiting officers.
Asked That the Trensury Be Allo-nre'd '
"3 . M "
to Issue More Fractional
, , 'Silver.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Secretary
Gage was befpre the house comraltteeo
coinage, -weights and measures today, and
spoke In favor of' the adoption 'of the
metric system.
Mr. 'Gage also referred to the need ol
fractional silver currency. He pointed out
that at present the demand for fractional
coin Is so urgent that the Issue has run
considerably beyond the $50,000,000 author
ized by law, and he recommended that this1
legal restraint be repealed, leaving tne
treasury to determine the proportion of
fractional coin necessary. "
Unless Ladysmlth Is quickly Telleved, the
International situation promises to be of
more interest than the actual operations.
The seizure of another German vessel,
following so closely Count von Bulow's
Business-like speech in the reichstag
yesterday, will probably produce at least
a- keen international press war and rumors
damaging to steamer -values, if nothing
more, though the discrepancies between
Count von Bulow's speech In Germany
and the representations of the German
ambassador in London, the latter being
extremely conciliatory, form a reassuring
While Great "Britain is being depleted
ay-death and war service of representa
tives of her best families, comes the an
nouncement that the year 1900 -will give
the queen several new great-grandchildren.
Since the flrst of the year two have
already made their appearance, the Crown
Princess Henry of Prussia having been
delivered of a son. In the spring the
Duke of York expects again to become a
father, while several other grandchildren,
It is said, are entertaining similar ex
pectations. The czar is also once more
hoping for an heir, while the Crown Prin
cess of Greece and Prince Fedora of Reusg
will also probably add to the queen's long
list of descendants.
The young Duke of Westminster
is coming home from South Africa,
He will marry Miss West, youngest
daughter of William Cornwallis West
The duke -will return to South Af
rica, almost Immediately after his mar
Tlage as an officer of the imperial yeo
manry, xne luture auchess Is a sister of
Lieutenant Cornwallis West, whose name
has so often been connected with Lady
Randolph Churchill's. The greater part
of the late duke's racing and breeding
stud will be sold at auction March 8.
Orme and Ben d'Or will not be sold, but
Flying Fox will only he saved from the
hammer by a stiff reserve price, which,
according to general opinion, must be very
high Indeed to prevent him changing
hands. Mr. Whitney and Sir J. Blunde'U
Maple are "both reported to be candi
dates for the possession of this famous
horse, and fast and furious hidding is an
ticipated. The news" that Rudyard Kipling and
his family are going to South Af
rica came as a surprise, and It
Is facetiously attributed to the fact
that they have been driven out of Eng
land by the ceaseless jangling In music
and recitations of his "Absent-Minded
Beggar.' A representative of the Asso
ciated Press learns that the real reason
which has prompted Mr. Kipling to go
abroad is his desire to he "in at the
death' He is especially desirous of
meeting Cecil Rhodes, with whom he
is on terms of close friendship, immediate
ly after the relief of KImberley. More
over. Mr. Kipling will utilize his trip in
gathering good literary material. But he
will not unnecessarily risk his safety, as
he intends tG stay at Cape Town Tintil
the conditions at the front assume a more
pacific aspect
Prince RanjltsinJI. the well-known In
dian cricketer, exemplified Mr. Kipling's
papular story. "The Man Who Was," at
a dinner this week at Cambridge. Ex
pressing regret at the fact that his coun
trymen were not allowed to fight in South
Africa, ho added: "When Russia comes
blundering at the door of India, the
world will see what Indian cavalry can
Another distinguished Oriental has been
stirring up British patriotism. In this
case it is none other than the Chinese
minister, who, when visiting the Man
chester stock exchange, called for cheers
for the aueen. The mayor notified her
majesty of the occurrence and she re
plied that ehe had heard of It with much
gratification. Incidentally, It is rumored
that the minister will be recalled, not on
this account, but to succeed Li Hung
Chang as minister of commerce, a change
that would be warmly greeted in England,
though Chih Chen Lo Fengluh's depart
ure wiH he regretted.
The idea that the Indian government
will shortly have to buy sliver has stimu
lated the demand. Indications that the
silver reserve of the Indian currency de
partment has been heavily depleted and
will be further reduced are found in the
large sales, telegraphic transfers upon
India, further ear-marking of gold for
the account of the Indian government,
and the dispatch of gold direct to India
According to the Statist should a further
$2,000,000 of gold be sent to India during
the next two months, the silver holdings
of the Indian government will be prob
ably reduced to about four crores. Before
such a figure is reached, purchases of sil
ver for coinage ought to be made, unless
the Indian government is prepared to
incur risks which might bring disaster.
The Statist insists that the .government
must buy silver without delay and have
it coined as quickly as possible, and rea
sons that India ought not to be subjected
to further trials on top of the famine, also
pointing out that, if troubles occur on the
Afghanistan frontier, silver alone will be
usable. 1
A contract has been signed by M. La
bori, counsel for Dreyfussduring the late
trial at Rennes, to lecture for 13 weeks
in the United States during the autumn of
the present year.
Presentation of the Heparts o"h the
Roberts Cnsq.
WASHINGTON, Jan. . 20. The house
spent an hour today in disposing of bills
favorably reported, and among those
passed were the measures to build the
League island and Mare islapd drydo'eks
of stone instead of timber. The reports
on the Roberts case wfere also received.
An hour was. given to pronouncing eulo
gies on the late Representative Danford,'
of Ohio.
When the session opened, Tayler (rep.
O.), chairman of the Roberts"investigat
ing committee, presented the majority
report in favor of excluding Roberts, and
gave notice he would call the case" up
next Tuesday. Littlefield (rep. Me.) pre
sented the minority report in favor of
seating Roberts and then expelling him.
Five thousand copies of the reports were
ordered printed for distribution.
'Resolutions were passed authorizing the',
secretary of war to admit Almedo Alfero,
of Ecuador, to West Point academy, and
granting the Rock Island railway the
right of way through Fort Sill and Fort
Reno military reservations.
The senate bill to authorize the build
ing of Mare island and League island
docks of concrete and stone was passed
without division.
The joint resolution appointing ex-Secretary
Richard Olney to the vacancy on
the board of regents of the Smithsonian
Institution was adopted. ,
White (rep. N. C), colored, presented a
petition signed by 2411 persons fcV national
legislation against lynching and mob vio
At 1 o'clock the house listened to trib
utes to the memory of 'the late Represen
tative Dahfordj At 2 P. M., as a further
mark of respect, the house adjourned. v
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1 1 9of 40 deaths from catarrh
Greatest fatalitv fvtm rnoi;iK
j5.of 10 deaths fromcatarrh.
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Summer catdrrh prevails most south.
The Cause of Most Bodily Ills Is Catarrh.
Catarrh of head.
Catarrh of ear, '
Catarrh of eye,
Catarrh of throat!
Catarrh of lungs,
Female catarrh.
Summer Catarrh.
Catarrh of stomach
Catarrh of liver,
Catarrh of bowels.
Catarrh of kidneys;
Catarrh of bladdejv
Female catarrhv
Spoke Under the Auspices of a Free
Silver Association.
BALTIMORE, Jan. 20. Hon. W. J.
Bryan delivered an address here tonight
upon the political Question of the day, to
an audience which filled Music hall, the
biggest auditorium in the city, to Its full
est capacity, and which greeted hlm'and
his remarks with the greatest enthusi
asm. The meeting was held under the
auspices of "the Maryland Democratic As
sociation, one of the free-silver wings of
tho democratic party of the state, and was
not, encouraged in any manner by the
regular democratic organization. In fact,
the latter held strictly aloof from any
participation in the affair. At the con
clusion of Mr. Bryan's address he was
the guest at a banquet given in his- honor
b5' his admirers In this city and vicinity.
To Take the Place of McKInley Clubs
of Four Years Ago,
CHICAGO, Jan. 20. The Illinois state
organization of the National Commercial
and Industrial League was perfected to
day. The league Is a political organiza
tion in the interests of sound money and
a protective tariff. It believes in the
principles, of the republican party, its abil
ity to deal, with trusts, currency and oth
er questions, indorses the administration
of President McKinley, believes in the
expansion of trade and the establishment
by congress of a department of commerce
and Industries.
It is Intended by the projectors that this
organization will take the place of Mc
Kinley clubs organized In 1S96. It will pub
lish a- monthly magazine, commencing
with February 1, entitled "American
Commerce and Industries." Consular re
form will be advocated, and there will bo
a department devoted to commercial travelers.
Amgnxments Before Senate Commit
tee Against Free Tratle.
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. The senate
committee- on Puerto Rico and the Pacific
islands held a long session today and lis
tened to arguments for and against free
trade between Puerto .Rico -and the United
The Puerto Rlcan commission, appointed
by .the .federal j5arty, which recently ar
rived In this country, was heard. These
gentlemen were all for free trade wltn
the United, States, wanted a territorial
form of government, desired United States
currency as" the standard, and wanted a,
loan authorized. Most of them favored
an extended suffrage, and believed that
under tho United States laws fair elec
tions could be held.
Henry Oxnard, of Nebraska? argued
against free trade, because of the "effect
it .would have upon the beet-suar inter
eats. Mr, Hill, of Louisiana, representing,,
the cane sugargrowers, took the same1
view. Mr. Frye, of Conneciicu't. opposed4
free trade on account of the effect upon
tobacco interests. Herbert Myrick made a
general argument against free trade be
tween the- United States and Puerto Rtnn
because of the effect It would have upon
the agricultural Interests of the United
Democratic Traveling: Agent.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20. The Chronicle
morrow will say:
"W. H. Hlnrlchsen, ex-secretary of
state, ex-congressman from the sixteenth
district and editor ofthe Illinois Demo
cratic Bulletin, has been appointed'general
traveling agent of the national democratic
ways and means committee, and will as
sume his duties at once. Early this week
he will start on a tour of the Southern
states. The precise functions of a travel
ing agent of the ways and means com
mittee are not stated, but it is understood
that Mr. Hlnrlchsen will be given the as
signment of feeling the pulse of the people
in doubtful states, and he will report from
time to time as to availability of candi
dates and the intensity of feeling as to
the various national party issues."
1 &
of the Interstate Commerce
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. The Interstate
commerce commission, in an opinion by
Commissioner Clements, has announced
its decision of the case of the Savannah
bureau of freight transportation and-others
against the Louisville & Nashville
Railroad Company and others.
The carriers' rates on sugar and other
commodities from New 3Tork to Chipley
and various other stations in Florida, and
their rates on bacon and other commodi
ties from Savannah to such stations Iri
Florida, are found not to be unlawful. The
commission rules that a carrier cannot
lawfully establish . and maintain an ad
justment of rates, which in practice pre
vents shippers on its line from availing
themselves of a principal market which
they have long been using, and confers a
substantial monopoly upon a new market,
in which, for reasons of its own, it haa
greater interest.
Another ruling is that when a carrier
makes rates to wo competing markets,
which gjve the one a practical monopoly
over the other, it goesr beyond serving its
fair interest and disregards the statu
tory requirement of relative equality as
between persons, localities and particular
descriptions of traffic.
In Manila the Presbyterian missionaries
hold services every Sunday In the Young
Men's Christian Association tent, and on
Thursday evenings in the private resi
dence cf a Fllinino. who himsplflins ViPPn
The Duke of York has placed himself a Bible reader for many years.
Colored Congressman's Measure
SnjiprcH.sins- 1ynchingH.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, Representative
White, of North Carolina, the colored
representative in the house, today re
ported a bill for "the protection Df all
citizens of the United States against mob
violence," etc. It provides that all per
sons shall be protected from being mur
dered, tortured or burned to .death by
mobs knoiSm as "lynching bees,' whether
spontaneous or premeditated, and all par
ties participating, -aiding or abetting in
such affairs are made guilty of treason
against the United States1 government
and subject to prosecution in the United
States courts.
Cummings, of New York, introduced a
bill for the purchase of 20 torpedo-boats,
of the Holland type, of which five are to
be assigned for the protection of New
York city.
Other house bills" Introduced were: By
Loud, of California, for a codification of
the postal laws; by Lamb, of Virginia,
fixing the number of nrmy chaplains at
one for each regiment
Alabama Contest' Ctttie.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. The house
committee on elections, No, 1, divided on
party lines today, and by a vote- Of 6 to 2
decided to Tecommend the seating of Will
lam F. Aldrich, republican, who contested
the seat now held by G. A. Robblns, demo
cratic, for the fourth congressional district
of Alabama.
The above map has been carefully
compiled from United States documents
by the Peruna Medicirie Company, oJ
Columbus, O. Tho figures were taken
from the latest mortal statistics published
by the government and entirely agree with
the archives kept at the Hartman Sani
tarium. The map is made in four shades. Tho
lightest shade shows the stated which
have tho lowest per cent of deaths due
to catarrhal diseases. In these states
very olose to 42 per cent of all deaths in
1890 were due to catarrhal diseases. That
Is to say, over four out o'f every ten deaths
were from catarrhal affections.
In the states of next darker shade tho
per cent varies from 42 to 45. In the
next darker shade, 45 to 48 per cent of
the whole number of deaths resulted from
catarrhal diseases. In the darkest shade
.we have Indicated the states In which over
50 per cent, or one-half or more, of alL the
deaths were directly traceable to catarrh
as the cause.
This Is an appalling state of affairs.
This nation has got to confront tHe fact
that catarrh has become a national curse.
Catarrhal diseases tht-ontnn th Hfo nf
i our people. ' Over one-half bf the people
suffer from gome form or degree of ca
tarrh. Fully 85,000,000 people are pers6n
ally interested in the discovery of a rad
ical catarrh cure.
Hon. Dan A. Grosvenor, of the well
known Ohio family. In a letter written
from Washington, D.
C, says: "Allow me
to express my grati
tude to you for the
benefit derived ffom
one bottle of Peruna.
One week haa
brought wonderful
changes and I am
now as well as ever.
Besides being one qt
the very best spring
tonics It is an excel
lent , catarrji remedy."
Attorney Simeon Armstrong, Suite 326,
Reaper block, Chicago, -IU., writes in re
gard to Peruna; "I was affected with
catarrh for seven years. I tried many
remedies without any profit. My catarrh
was located mainly In the head. I ap
plied to several doctors, butthey were not
able to cure me.
"I learned of the medicine, Peruna,
through a medical pamphlet. I can warm
ly praise Peruna as a certain remedy.
It has been three years since I was cured,
and I consider my cure lasting.
"I crave to express, for the benefit of
the public, my experience with the re
nowned catarrh medicine, Peruna. I took
It for 17 weeks, and am now completely
cured. It cures when all others fail."
Hon. W. V. Sullivan, United States sen
ator from Mississippi, In a letter recently
written to. Dr. Hartman, says the follow
ing of Peruna as a
catarrh remedy.
"Fdr some time I
have been a sufferer
fromcatarrh in its in
cipient stage, bo much
so that I
alarmed as to, my
general health." But,
hearing" of Peruna as
a good remedy, I
gave It a fair trial
and soon, began to im
prove. Its effects
7kSna' amoving the
v annoying symptoms,
and was particularly good as a tonic.
"I take pleasure In recommending your
great national catarrh oure, Peruna as the
best I have ever tried."
Catarrh Is a systemic disease of, cli
matic and nervous origin. With Peruna
'the nerves become strpng and the mucous
membranes are consequently strengthened,
thus protecting the person from the bad
effects of a changeable climate. This is
why some people' dp not have catarrh,
Hon. H. W. Ogden, congressman from
Louisiana, In a letter written at Wash
ington, D. C, says
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Dan A.- Grosvenor,
of Ohio.
the following of Pe-
Tuna, the national
catarrh remedy: "I
can conscientiously
recommend your Pe
runa as a fine tonio
and all-round good
medicine to those
who are In need of a
catarrh remedy. It
has been commended
to me by people who
have used It as a
remedy particularly 1
effective in the cure Cone??n?n fden-
u -r:i o -Louisiana,
of catarrh. For
those who need a good catarrh medicine
I know of nothing better."
Hon. J. Courtney Hixson, ex-United
States consul at Foo
Chow, China, of
Washington, D. C,
sas the following
of Peruna: "I join
.with my distin
guished friend, Gen
eral Wheeler, of my
state, in recommend
ing your preparation,
Peiuna. Friends who
have used It recom
mend it as an excel
lent tonic and partic
ularly good as a ca
tarrh cure."
Mr. J. Orpe, corner Twenty-seventh and.
Market streets, Galveston, Tex., writes: "I
was afflicted with a case of chronic ca
tarrh of 20 years' standing. I had been
partially deaf on the left side for 12 years.
Six months ago I had to be propped up In
bed at night and He on my side for fear
of choking. I did not think I could be
cured. I began taking Peruna, however,
and now believe myself to be thoroughly
cured. My breathing Is nerfe'ctly free
became and easy, and I cannot too highly recom
mend your remedies." ,
John "V. Wright, Law Department,
General Land Office of Tennessee, In a
letter written from Washington, D. C,
says the following of Peruna for catarrh:
' "I have used Peru
na" in my family and
can- cheerfully rec
ommend it as being
all you represent,
and wish every one
who is suffering with
catarrh, general de
bility, or prostration
could know of It. I
would advise all such
to take it In time and
forestall the terrible
consequences. J re-
Gen. X. V. Wright, sard It as a most val
' uable remedy, - and,
mosljCheerfully recommend It."
Hon. Porter Johnson, who has served
four years as State Senator from the
Fourth District In the city of Chicago,
111., and who also Is the first Democratic
Senator ever elected from that d strict,
says: "I learned of the catarrh cure. Peru-
n a. tnrougn
Hon. J. Cf. Hixson,
Consul to China.
your advertise
ment. I can
heartily rec
ommend Peru
na as acatairh
eradicator. It
cures when all
other remedies
fall. I applied
to several doc
tors, but they
were not able
to euro me. I
took the rem
edy for fif- State Senator Johnson,
teen week3and Chicago, in.
am now entirely cured. It has been
a year and -a half since I was- cured, and
I consider my case durable, I desire to
announce, for the benefit of the public,
my experience with the famous catarrh
remedy, Peruna. I was afflicted with ca
tarrh for five years. My catarrh was chief
ly located In the stomach."
The Women recommend Peruna also.
The following are testimonials from
thankful women prominent In society and
business, who use Peruna:
Mrs. Jane Gift, of Hubbardsvllle, O..
writes: "I think I would have been dead
long ago had It not b;en for Peruna. I
havo used it in my family for coughs and
seisms tac
colds and la grippe. I would not be with
out it in the house. I really think that it
has added years to my life."
Mrs. Theoohlle Schmltt. wife of ex-Sec
retary German Con
sulate, writes from
Chicago, 111., 3417 Wa
bash avenue: "I suf
fered this winter w.A
a severe attack of la
grippe, and heard c
the value of Peruna
in such cases. Atl.r
using only three bct
tles I not only found
that the a grlrrs
had disappeared. Lut
my general hetl h
Mrs. Schmltt. was much better.
United States Senator Warren's wife, in
a letter from ISIS Wyoming avenue,
Washington, D. C, says: "The sample
bottle of Peruna sent to my husband camo
when I was suffering from a cold, and I
used It with good results."
Mrs. Grldley. mother of Captain Grid
ley, who was In command of Dewey's
flagship, Olympia, at the destruction of
the Spanish fleet at Manila, says of our
remedy. Peruna:
"Mtthersolicitatiaa at asriend X van
Peruna-, and can truthfully say Ir"B s
grand tonic, and Is a woman's friend, and
should be used In every household. After
using it for a short period I feel like a now
person. Ann E. Grldley.
Mrs. G. Brlggs, of Minneapolis, Minn.,
Treasurer and Conductor Wm. Down
Corps, No. 43, Wom-
ans Keller Corps,
writes from 2110 Cen
tral ave., Minneapo
lis, Minn: "A few
months ago my
health seemed to
break down all at
once. I found no re
lief from the pre
scription of my physi
cian. I began the
use of Peruna, and
before I had taken
the second bottle I
was completely restored."
Any one who wishes perfect health must
be entirely free from catarrh. Catarrh ia
well-nigh universal; almost omnipresent.
Peruna Is the only absolute safeguard
known. A cold is the beginning of ca
tarrh. To prevent cokls. to cure colds, is
to cheat catarrh out of its victims. Peru
na not only cures but prevents catarrh.
Every household should be supplied with
this great remedy for coughs. cold3 and so
A book on catarrh sent free to any ad
dress by the Peruna Medicine Co., Colum
bus, O. "Ask your druggist for a fret
Peruna almanac for the year 130O.'r
lira. G. Brlggs.
Collector ol Cnstoma Smitli, at GI
barn, Is Dead.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Assistant Sec
retary Meiklejohn, of the war department,
received today from Colone? T. H, Bliss,
of the commissary department In charge
of the custom service in Cuba, a report on
the case of Collector James W. Smith, at
Gibara, who was shot the 'pth Inst, by a
Cuban named Cannldaty, editor of the Las
Clarides, a newspaper published at Gibara,
and who died last night. Colonel Bliss
eays that the 10th Inst, he received a tele
gram from Collector Smith giving an ac
count of his trouble with the" Cuban editor,
In the following words:
"I was shot in the left thigh yesterday
afternoon by the editor of. a local paper
in an encounter resulting from personal
insults and lies published byihlm ia regard
to the management of the custom-house.
I was unarmed at the time and disarmed
him after being shot. I was operated on
and the doctor thinks I will bo bi.
return to my duties in about three weeks.
Meanwhile, the Interpreter, is managing
the affairs, of the custom-house."
In his telegram to the war department
announcing the death of Smith, which Is
dated Havanai January 20, Colonel Bliss
said that Smith's leg was amputated Jan
uary 18, and he died the following even-'
Ing. Smith served In the Spanish war as
second lieutenant, Second United States
volunteer infantry. He resided in.Nev..
Order Relating: to the DtitieM of Civil
and Military Authorities.
HAVANA, Jan, 20. The full text of thfl LscQrks a military engineer officer continu
order relating to the duties of civil and
military authorities -was issued todifytj
The most 'important provisions in adm-1
tlon to those already cabled are thtCt
after February 1 all communications be
tween civil and military officials will be
transmitted through civil channels.
Secretaries and members of the cabinet
having charge will present the matters
they have under advisement which will
require Immediate action, to the governor
of the Island personally for final discus
sion; civil officials are charged with the
conduct of civil affairs under the super
vision of the military governor alone;
department commanders are charged
with the maintenance of public order
in the general sense of the term. Mili
tary officers, the order directs, are not
to Interfere with the civil authorities,
oxcept Under extreme conditions where
In their opinion public order, life and
property are in serious danger. In this
dase they are authorized to suspend the
offender temporarily, reporting immedi
ately by wire and letter to the governor
of the island.
The military authorities aro also,
charged with tho inspection of prisons
throughout their districts at least once a
month, reporting on the same Independ
ently of the civil reports. Military offi
cers must not interfere with the publio
press unless such action shall be abso-
Jutely necessary to prevent the continued
Tublicatlon of matter tending to provoke
a seribus disturbance of the public peace,
or unless necessary to prevent obscene
publications, menacing public morals.
Tho order declares that the civil law will
be found ample to right private wrongs.
The military are cnargea witn tne cap
ture of bandits, hd are to be turned
over to the civil authorities, the military
supplying the judges with all the evi
dence possible.
Department commanders shall cause
once each quarter an inspection of the
public schools In their respective depart
ments by army officers.
Tho chiefs of public works In each
t province, and the military engineers in
:each department, will be associated for
the purposes of Instruction In the meth
ods employed by the engineering depart
ment of the United States iri estimating
upon construction arid contracts. After
April 1 the public works of the various
provinces will be -under the direct con
trol of the provincial chiefs of nubllo-
zas, finding himself unable to sell his
cattle, started in the butcher business, -j square feet under glass, and the area of
of plants and flowers; the total area in
in qn ,du.tyx in each province solely for
The" bakers' have gone out on strike,
demanding ?45 in gold per month, without
1 f dod, instead of J$2o in silyer, with food.
Civil Governor Nunez says he does not
thfnk the strike, important, and expects
that the difficulty Will soon h6 art-ane-ed.
An- American cattle importer at Matan- j
loworlng the price of meat from 25 cents
to 10 cents a pound. This gratified tho
people of Matanzas, but the other butch
ers promptly bought up his stock, In or
der to get him out of the way. He says
the undertaking was profitable, and that
he may kill in Havana. If he could suc
ceed in lowering the price of beef here,
It would bo very welcome, as the present
prides are considered exorbitant.
This morning 150 persons who had been
imprisoned on excessive sentences or. beerr
held for an unreasonable time awaiting
trial were released. On emerging from 1
prison they were greeted by many frientla
and an affecting scene ensriod.
General Wood has issued an order ap
pointing a commission to Ipok after and
to control the archives of the Island.
The commission will consist of four mem
bers. 0
Arrangements for Talcing: It in Ad
vance hy Mall.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Owing to the
unusual intelligence of florists as a class,
and the fact that the statistics of their
business which the census office Tequlre3
relate almost entirely to the year 1S99, a
plan has been formed for taking an. early
census of floriculture by mall, on special
schedules, and to tabulate and publish the
returns thereof early, while other branches
of the great work of enumeration are in
each crop or variety raised thereunder:
the number of persons employed and tho
total wages paid to them; the amount ex
pended for catalogues, postage and fertili
zers, respectively, and the gross receipts
from the sales in each subdivls.on of the 4
No private individuals will be permitted
to have access to the schedules after they
have been filled out and returned, nor will
the names of persons or firms giving in
formation be published in the census re
port. Figures only will he used and pub
lished, and the entire process and record
of gathering Information will be confiden
tial. As the law requires the regular enu
merators to obtain certain information
as to tenure, value, etc., during their vis
its In June, the next census of floriculture,
if the florists themselves shall be prompt
and conscientious in filling dut and return
ing the special schedules soon to he sent
to them, will be the most perfect In his
tory. They will be put to no expense, a3 the
necessary stationery, with envelopes prop
erly" franked, will be provided for their
McGrew, Allen K. Ford, Captain Thoma3
Wilson. W. M. Rayne. Rev. Dr. R.
Moftett, Rev. J. D. Williamson. John
Ralph Owens. Rev. John D. Nutting and
Rev. Dr. Charles F. Thwlng. Rev. Mr.
Nutting is In New York Interesting v-a
of that city in the project. Anti-Mormct
literature will be circulated in abundance,
and tlie plan Is to send out 2000 mission
aries to counteract the efforts of Mr
mon missionaries, who have become nu
merous and very active.
"IMBe. Strokes
Fell Great Oaks."
The giants of the forest must yield at
fast to ihe continual bt&cos of the ivcods'
man. When the human btoodhas hecont
dogged' and impure the tittle drops cf
Hood's SarsaparUIa, properly taken, a'U
fell ihe oak of had Blood.
Ranger Carries Orders.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jon. 20. The United
States steamship Ranger left this port
I today for Panama to make Important sur
, veys. In addition to this, she has or
ders to drop into Magdalena bay and de
liver Instructions to the Iowa, Marble-
head and Philadelphia, all of which are
at that place by this time. These -instructions
are for the Philadelphia to
' come to San Francisco and the Iowa and
1 Marblehead to go to San Diego harbor
and there await orders from Washington.
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Today's state
ment of the condition of the treasury
There are approximately 10,500 florists in
the United States. The names and ad
dresses of a majority of them have been
secured and classified by the division of
agriculture In the census office, and each
known proprietor will soon receive a copy
of the special schedule devoted to this
Interest. It will be accompanied by a
list (so far as ascertained), of all the flor-i
lsts In his section, to be by him corrected,
nrlrtpfJ tr nnrl rfnrnfrl in thp riJinrtrtmonf'
for use in making the record complete and 1 Available cash balance S2S8,91S.374
This special schedule Is riot elaborate or
complicated. It may be filled out easily
and "quickly by any -florist who keeps a
reasonably accurate run of his , business.
It asks for tho (1699) acreage devoted to
floriculture, and tf each crop or variety
Gold reserve 221,444,043
Crnsndc Against Mormonlsn,
CLEVELAND, O., Jan. 20. The Utah
gospel mission has been Incorporated for
tho "purpose of fighting- Mormonism all
over the country, by ReY. Dr. George H,
Deafness and Catarrh
Cured In Alt Its Forms.
Also chronic affections of the stomach,
liver, kidneys, bladder, blood and skin.
Entirely new treatment for catarrh. It
cures; come try it. free. Dr. Darrin, 2C3
Morrison street, Portland. Or., is the most
reliable specialist for every form of weak
ness and disease of men and women. He
guarantees to cure varicocele or hydro
cele in one week; stricture in 10 days. N3
Inconvenience; no detention. Consulta
tion free and charges reasonable. Homo
treatment successful- in many cases. Tes
timonials and question blanks sent free.
Hour3r 11-12, 2-5r and 7-8 dally.
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