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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 4

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Jotio Gray s CORNER. Dn new fall goods. While many iner- eh»nts are stuck ou unseasonable goods Md are using every mennjf possible to ynt tlu'in outo their customei-a, John Gray comes to the-close of tlie season •a grand sliape and is able to take ad- Tftntage of the vory lo-\y Eastern inark- .Itt for cash and^ gives his customers tlMD new fresh pooda nway below old Cftrrled over stock. P. S.—Come and see the difference. DAILY JOURNAL every <J»y In the week (except Mondty) by the Loi»n»port Journal Company. W 8. WRIGHT President .T HARDY. Vice PreiiiUnt :CL W. GRAVES '. Secretary ..«. B. BOYER Treasurer • i*rlc« per Annum • »tle« per Month *> Official Paper of City and County. (•ntered a» iccond-claii mall-matter at Ik* Losaniiport Post Office, February 8. SUNDAY, AUGUST 1C, 1S9G. ( REPUBLICAN TICKET. For President. WILLIAM McKINLEY, JR., of Ohio. For Vlce-PreBldent. GARRETT A. HOBART of New Jersey. For Governor, ' JAMES A. MOUNT of Montgomery Co. For Lieutenant Governor. W. S. HAGGARD, of Tlppecanoo Counly , For Secretary of State. .j WILLIAM D. OWEN, of CaS3 County. \ For Auditor of State. ' AMERICUS C. DAILEY of Eoone County For Treasurer of State. FRED J. SCHOL.Z, of Vanderburg County For Attorney General. "WILLIAM A. KETCHAM of Marion Co. For Reporter of Supreme Court, CHARLES F. REMY of Bartholomew Co. .For Superintendent of Public Instruction, D M: GEETING, of Harrison Count. For State Statlstlcan, 8 J. THOMPSON, of Shelby County. ' For Judge of the Appellate Court. First District. WOODFORD ROBINSON, of Gibson Co. Second District. W E. HENLEY, of Ruuh County. Third District D W. COMSTOCK of Wayne County. . Fourth District. • JAMES B. BLACK, of Marlon County. Fifth District. 17 Z. WILEY, of Benton County. '. ' Electors at Large. H. G. THAYER, CHAS F. JONES. . For Congress, GEORGE W. STEELE. . For Joint Representative. WILLIAM T. -WILSON, Of Cass County. For Representatlvc-CHARLES B LONG- For'proseeutor-CHARLES E. HALE. For Clerlc-JOSEFH G. GRACE. Vm Treasurcr-BENJAMIN F. KEES- For Sheriff-!. A. ADAMS. For Surveyor-A. B. DODD. _ For Coroner-DR. J. A. DOWNEY. For AiBDMor-JOSEFH BARR. ' For Commlraloner, First Dlatrlct-JOHN '• For Comrolmsloner, Third District— ABRAHAM SHIDELER.J^ COMPARE THEM. ; «Th« 'Republican party ta unreserved• |y for sound money. It caused the en- .-..•ctment of the law providing for the : ••.iwompHon of specie paymcnta in 1879; _ .jtace then every dollar has been aa good a» gold. "We are unalterably opposed to every measure calculated to debase our cur,. i«icy or Impair the credit of our cow> . 117. We are therefore oppoeed to the ••' ...tne coinage of silver except by Inter- •jitlanal agreement with the leading •ommercuu nations of the worM, which " iire pledge ourselves to promote, and'un- - 10 then sudi goM standard murt. be prfr; . aarred. "All our silver and paper curremry «MMt be maintained at parity with fold, and we -favor . all measures de- ....tlgned to maintain inviolably the obli- ..vf»tlone of the United States and all out ,BK»cy, whether cota or paper, at the > ,j>fwpent standard, the standard of the •awrt enlightened nation* of the earth." '. — Bcpublicon platform. •',.!. "We 'demand the free and unlimited txAa&ge of both gold and sliver at the jwapent legal ratio of 16 to 1, without .watting for the aW or consent of -'joy other nation. We demand that . the atandard sliver dollar shall be 9 full :Jegal tender, equally with gold, for all .^:Hebts, pubttc and private, and we fav- VJOT mcb legtolaUon ae will prevent the '- r.lemonetleatlon of any kind of legal ten- ,>'i|eT money, by private contract.— Detno- ':. Jmtlc platform. ^ We demand free and unlimited ooln- -«ge of silver and gold at the ppeseot le- :i,:jgal ratio of 1<5 to i.— Populist platform, We bold to the W»e of both gold and iilver as the standard "money ot the ... country; and hJ-the coinage of both gold «Dd silver, withont dtocrimlnaitlng .against either metal or'ctiarge'for nilnt: age, but the dollar nutt of coinage of both metnto munt be of'eqnal Intrinsic' «nd exchangeable value :or be adjusted ibrongh internationaJ 'agreement or by o^'Jegislatlon as »ball of the pfttity '•** the two metals and the equal power : '••< «T»TT deltar at all times hi the markets and In payment of r detrfi and :we : d>- ; inand that all paper currency ••halt be : 'i.-lejpt'-a't par with and . redeemable ; in ' 1 - yiOEh coin. WB MUST INSIST UPON: THHi POLICY AS ESPECIALLY MBCBSSABI FOR THE PROTBCh TION OF THE FARMERS AND LA 1 BORING CLASSES, THE FIRST AND MOST DEFENSELESS \ VIC TIMS OF UNSTABLE MONEY'.AND A FLUCTUATING CURRENCY:- Democratlc platform, 1S92. ' MR. BRYAN'S ACCEPTANCE, The Bryan atrocity was ono of the worst of recent-years—A- little-^ boy snatched from Ills Home by a Chicago mob, and-made-to write a composition of 12,000 words. Not. -only this, but compelled to travel" three thousand miles into the enemy's country and read it, while suffering from a com pound fracture of tlie larnyx. The cruelty of this becomes.more apparent when It is discovered that no .purpose was served aud the act was simply 0110 of wantonness. Mr. Bryan possesses verbosity with out sapience; that is; he talks much and thinks little. His effusion does not. have the elaborateness of a thesis.nor the fire of an oration. It Is neitlie^g)8r contains nothing. It Is full of incon slstenclcs. and fallacies, Is Iu direct opposition to the teachings of. his. party for a hundred, years'-or more angop" poses tho arguments of his own- co laborers in the work of disseminating Ignorance anil prejudice. ^ ir , As an illustration of tlie Indifference to party precedents Mr. Bryan calmly says: "So long as tlie scramble'for.goUl coutimies prices must fall, and a general fall iu prices is but another dcfiii ition of liard times." It cannot be for gotten that the Democratic promise of '92 was "low prices," which were to be brought about by free trade. ; But upon the moucy question. Mr, Bryan takes a positive stand. He assumes that silver bullion will vise to tlie gold value by reason of the increased demand for silver. Tills will bo a sad blow to those who expect to pay a dollar of debt with fifty cents worth of silver and to those who expected to hoard gold, buy silver aud double .their wealth. Mr. Bryan says: |,' 'I am firmly convinced that by open- Ing our mints to free and unlimited coinage at the present ratio we can create a demand for silver which .will keep the price of silver bullion at .f 1.29 per ounce, measured by gold," Tlie best'authorities agree that gold will go to a premium almost equal to the difference 'in the relative value of. the two metals at 1C to 1 and that sip ver will rise a little.' The uncertainty of the real commercial ratlp will make both metals for the time unfit for the uses of commerce. No.man .will know wlmt ho Is getting or what he Is paying and as long as that continues all business stops. The margin of profit Is too small to permit of successful business on such uncertainty. It Is certain that tlie 1C to 1 silver dollar will bo cheaper than the gold dollar and by![ so much as It is so the laboring man Is defrauded out of his day's wages',, But assuming Bryan's statement to bo correct what is gained? There Is no cheapening t>f money. There Is no demand for more silver than the ?000,000,000 now In circulation at the gold basis and nothing would be gained there. Why the dangerous experiment with nothing to profit by it? Consider what this proposition means in another way. Senators Jones and Stewart, the Populist leaders are worth $65,000,000,..much of It in silver mines.... Silver Is now mined profitably at G9 cents per ounce, the market value. Under Mr. Bryan's proposition it .would rise to .$1.29. cents in value, its worth if It .rose to a ratio of 10'to 1. Assuming that these two patriotic Senators would not forgctto turn .the bal-: ance of their wealth into silver, In ttid: excitement of. their labors for the pub' 1 lie, they would have added to their wealth by a free silver law thei;neat little sum of $39,000,000. .Who'wpuld not shed a few tears -aft his -price?' And to go further -the "annual-produci tion of silver In the United States ,1s about 70,000,000 ounces.-' : It' is.''riot'.'.t<j be presumed that-the'sei"patriots' their eyes so dimmed -by tears.' they do .not see the'ddviintageiof ! 'c,0nf trolling the-total output: -Wlth'.tn'e ; Jn'i creased profit of CO cents -per,'ounjijjs under .Mr. Bryants proposition', tliejf would dlvltle a little profit' of .'$42,000,* 000 annually In addition. In ten years they could buy up the Vanderbilts and Goulds and in'twenty-years' own 'the earth. Mr.. Bryan casts fislde tlilijj little fact with,.the* statement "While It Is not the purpose of free,colnage ; tq specially aid any particular class, yet .hose who believe that the restoration of silver Is needed by the whole people should'not be deterred bcause an'.lu- ildental benefit wlll,come to the mine owner.'.' . , • • . , ; ••;•• Mr. .Bryan does not explain how- sll-. ver Is to-get In circulation, .; It Is .presumed 'that 1 the • mine,ownersvWJll.In- vest It, llke^he.Gouldk.and Van<ierbllts t what advantage.to the people over the Gould.,and..Vander,bllt ; ;3yB£e4n of investment will be, the Jones ,an!d. Stew-.. art method, of .addjiig to..thelr,,w'eaith? Every man,wtio has',money-desires ; to invest, i.t, profitably,and n change, pit; nlHionalr.es of itself does not offer any advantage to the masses The' t truth ..of .the whole business is that':tie Democratic^.party enervated by -the failure -of tits free trade ^policy ' •' set. upon and^captured by a crowd of dreamers, .theorists and spec- CALL. .•,.. • : W.e Hhe onderslsiied rtffliway employes, repi-eseratapg every department of railway service, do hereby pledge ourselves to use.ora-". votes ain>d> : Influence for the defeat, o£ the 'tree coinage of .salver ait itl* tontUawntng Nateal election, believing Hlnnit sucfo free coinage.^ JBilvcir art tibe' ra*iJo of 1C to 1, wHen the com- iniercdial- wrfflo is more Ulian 31 to 1, would be drajurfous to our personal taltereBts ais wage earners ae well as disastrous to |tlte,Uiiil'ted States as. a niattop. We arc opposed 'to itSic free and' uniUlmilited coinage of SHver . 1st. Boea.use our .present pajj -won't- quiilte cin'aMe us to buy. everything ou earth and -we. have. no desire to" Have 'that pay cut to 'two. , • ' . 2d. Bccn-use we' 1 pi^or;tol]ia.V^yjv'li'| l t ; €eAv dofcns. we. earn worth 100 cents apiece, not 33 .-coats. . '" • . '.•'•.. • ' : • ". " ' 3d. ,Because,.we'a6"D<*see?v>Jlj;.vw e diDuid be any better off. if (fee pTice of every.fliil'ng we tod-to buy wais doubled and our. wages remained' the some. 4th. Because, HflKnighi the. ratio may-Bqw'belO.mleriouit.of work to. one wip has a job, we have no d : esllre'"to swell the 'ratio by ; tiwntog' BW-* .men out. o£. mienit. ' '. : .- •;... . /'--'; Oi *• ',. ••/-,:.••• .- ••<••• --'• •.' ' • poymin. . .- •„;... . --;, • ,. ••/-,:.••• .- ••<••• -.-•_ •. • WihJIe we .do not desflre to interfere' wife, .local. (iuoatiians as. a-. body, we respectfully reqwMt xjtnei^Wittiwa 1 nfen ^S»..oa» iin.fawr. of :the present standard of money, jyhflch makes every, , dolla^'eiiflier . gold, '.rtHver or paper, worth • 100 cents, to m&t wJKto Wat Sfc'Wocit p*. m «!t ^e'.'Bitak;' BComidiay, August 17th, for (flue purpose o.f forming a Railway! Men/s Sound sioiiey club. . ' , • .DEMOCRATS— t 7- •:- •;'.''f -4 , ./"^ ^PJJBLIOANS— ' " S, B. KERLTN L: -M. DOOLEY JA'S. SULLIVAN E. F. KEARNEY A. J.-. E ' ' OHARiLES GRAY ' ' ^'R'/'G-REEN ; M Tj^-' TT3*\7"VT< x ^fi . £>• J U/*^| A^I -C^OW ' j: £. W. ALEXANDER R. C'. BARNARD A. ««•*•, JAW>j.y*^«.^*-'j • • • «•» • • ,+ *,irHC5Mi lyn—i \ • ^ • • M. D. 'RYAN "" ' ; ".""' i 'CHAUNCEY -M. ABBOTT a r> A ivm-p.TJfirvN •'•' ' ••'"• ''•"' '- : '" : ! - W. S. PARKS : . S. P. ANDERSON £• J. W. EARLY •';' '"" f HORACE E. NEWCdilET ' -H, H. KNOWLTON .."'"' ."' J.W.HAMILTON .. ' ''" H. WHITE ' : ;'" " H. It. ORR '''"'"' A. E. GARRETT : . _ JOHN G. GALLAGHER' : ' GEORGE W. HILL ''•""'.' M. CALLAHAN '/'". D. MAHONEY ",''';?' * C. D. HEiRRICK ••;•""" C. E. KLINCK '•'.. ' ;'• '" j. J. HANNON '';'•'••; .'r F. J. TREMP " " CHRIS SCHIBLE "" v "" C. F. HARDER ' ' ' '"'" O. J. MURPHY '-"•? . M. FARRELL ' " ''' ;: '"';' E..K. STOUGH '..."',', GEORGE B. SPALDING JAMES GOSS "";'; M. DIXON. REPUBLIOANS- B. B. IDE . ," W. R. LENNON H. F. BERGMANN ; -.. CLARENCE LEE R. B. MATTHEWS '.; S. W. SHAVER . '.' ; C. R. BELL , : '•'' C. L. CASE ' ' : :' '••" W.'S. PARKS I LEWIS KING , A.. M. WILLEY ;. A.' H. THOMAS, ; ROBERT W. WEIR i ' J. C. SULLIVAN .' .. ,' .' I .G.HiENSLEY • '•','•-.. | , N. .A. IRVINE ' .... I ' "L C. DAVIDSON' ' .. I' RUDQLPH'BERNDT i H.. E. MEGINNESS , ; C. A. BUTLER '• . GEORGIE CRAWSHAW ' '"CHARLES LAING •''"J.'.A. FRANKLIN : E.:W. GOHL' i .f, W. CALDWELL i 'R. A. WINEMILLER . j "j. : O. POTTS j \ J. ' W; VANLOON , j W^O. EVANS • . : ";"£;. E. WO.ODLING j^J.OE CLARK .'. .•".. ] ^W;BREWER ', . :...'• i WILLLiM H. LEGG . - : ''JOHN.Y..WOOD 1 A.....W, .HUTCHINSON ' ' J W. H.'.M'NITT.' : I W.H. GREEN \ • GEORGE MANRING "'L:' M. BANTZ • D. FOSTER I ' ; W.' H- GIFF.bRD ulators, aided "and abetted. 'by. Ignor ance and egged on by every element antagonistic to government'.'., of '.any, kind and destructive of American institutions. The question at; stake, js one of Republican form of^.government, of. tlie success, of, the,,^^^^ States, of civllIzatloh..itself:,'!;Lp;t the, people awake ,t;o'a proper reaUzofrp.ij.',.. INDEPENDENT iMOCKERY. 1 :^ 1 ,.°, TlhCi Populists. aBBeirt tliiat .the'-Unltecl S'tates can forte apy moriey of its origin^ atiom, ait ilits face value, Inito any morfcet In th-e wqi'ld, aind jnidke it buK, iOO'.ceirfe . ......,., poadeot coiaby couM.aibll6iI.iiteIy "i^esnor- alize .the currency of .iiii€.tia£fBd'SJiates, the aotloni.of the people .<^',£ta:i$da. 'a£ thilB itlimc may be otted. ''The"'U,*ed' States silveir dollar .amid the^yer e'er-. tilificate.aTe ,bcinK 'expelied'' ".by^Ca.^! dilnns. Oiisr Northern . nedghjSbirsVi^Ye, exo'bauged tor thetee coins .aiiii'iar:' the' paper,. 100. cerats for. crifili- do that there te a thireat that .; they topk as horiast, , guaranteed '-whale diollare, to. to 1 , be cheapened, . '' mafctog -cveiy effort to'r selves of the niennoed ' - ... .,:. Tlixs igreonbaicks; also, ; wkh ,tiie; clo of a paio»nte!d.debaeeini, v stamdiaird lowcrimg .on tlie jn«n«y[ Wor JH boing ruiehed over toe itae'wJ&lJ'e,tib CaaadtanB are certain ihey wiffl .. wtot they. 'gave for it, ' dollar. "...'.,, . .' . . .'.. .. .•..;.,-.{;';; .Here Js an .outlet,' for gold, anxl.'.thfe dirato wiich. .alt. the ttaie waromes'more •Hoiti<]eia:ble, mute -oimiripnis'''^.^^. Issues, to caused by one thing '.a;nd ( , one ly; tli.e 'ag.ltallivm .'of .'tie 't&''qaS!aqge rf unllm'ted loits at 53-ceat 'dollara; ,_'? ', :IT IS NOT : AT •'. ALL:. PROBABLE^ THAT THE NEXT 'nOU.SCwitrL." HAVE A : .'MAJORITY FAVORABI/E TO "THE FREE COINAGE. OF' si£ ; i VER,,AT. A RATIO OF 10 ;! TO J 1.1 WHEN IT BECOMES A :,DHMON-: STRATED FACT THAT THERfc 'IS NO DANGER OF THIS ' COUNTRY ADOPTING THE" SILVER- STANp- ARD IN iCONDUCTING ; THE;BtiS NESS OF -THE : COUNTRY,' PROS-: TERITY WILL;" COME AGAIN, AJJ WITH ; LOWER; TAXES I tiN ;'TBB. NECESSARIES' : :OF ; LIFE; -EyiBRY KIND . OF BUSINBSS'.TVIL^ B00SE ' editorial; 'Ma.rcJi '32," ' ' ' ,, Four . yearn ago • the- .Pila tw'fl free tirade becau6e.itt..would because /It;/ witt make Isn't this ami admtwfou trade W^IH a .mtotalte? _0f but instead rf -taking MJC back* t frankly the Pharos ta^ai -jujp|:wltfcr»i remedy .that is more •, -deadly :"th«p.. the • disease. : A; Pretty Greehhotu* Flant Thmt Will " '1... . H»»e to B» DlmrdMi. ''. ' Within ,the .past few. years a Jainty lUad delicate traitor lias been brought 'to light'in the shape of the green- i house Primula; This plant, in virtue ,of it» easy cultivBtion, the delicate tint ;aiid clarity of 'its blossoms, and the ;beauty of its long-stemmed, crisp leave?, 'has of late become the petof every window gardener. It la what I have heart! icalled a "thankful'little plant," bloom- i ing on and on with tho simple demands ;of sun and water. Ten or twelve years ,ogo a'lBcientlflc' journal published a pa- i per on th«. poisonous propertiea of the i If imula, 'but the warning was not wide- jlyapread,: as probably the plant wa» iBot'-"-K)'-g:«*erally' known at the'time. (Lately I find that the more conaclen- itio'us florists have .desisted from its ^culture; owing to the disftguringr.-not ' ta :»ay, ,ph4nf nl, recurring eruptions, it the bodies of those susceptl- ..'.'••.•• . • J •"'_ '' 'M''' ' • 11^.^-1 j ties', withlt. ,. j •Jti'true character was first brought !to''niy notice- by an artist ; friend, who, Ift'fter Bketchinflr the plant'la-bloasom, broke a leaf from it to cnwh.and imell for the sake of the pleaaant geranium|like odor it exhaled. Soon after, her i fa oe and arms were, covered \yith an ieruption like that caused by poison ivy. The ,plnk and delicate little plant, wa-s lim^h*dlately auspeeted, and wa«, after !o r 'atru(rfgle, 'consigned, pot and' all; to i the 1 'dark waters of the river. I know i of'many coses of serious .poisoning which may be traced to the Primula, i enough and more to fully justify the ! evil .reputation it has.gained. [-.. • • Thpug-h. the fact is well! established jttiat all pewon* are;not.susceptible to It'a poiioii,' there will pr6b'ab'lybe : B6me member of the family who' will ; aufler |by rooming in'contact with'the: leaves iortjtenvpf the Primula. Theeflectoof jthe poison-of; this.plant are,posltivei. land,are^of .too. serious a nature to, w»r- !riirii,it8 presence in the home. . ". ^ ': . It' will be noticed that the plant la icovered'with'translucerit hairs.' Other ith'an'> -these visible structures are ft set I of smaller-ones scarcely disc'ernable lin- Ider » powerful pocketglass and bearing ;about ( the, same.relation to the larger i6ct as' Ap the elder^ and spice, bushes. in : ,nn open' grove to the tall ; paJta and.tulips^ alxrt-e tbein. : Under a'hfgh magniflca- tioh-'the glandular structure of the hairs Is appBTenti'tKe short set of : these segments,-, the.lon? set'of;teh ! 6r so, each tipped -with- a drop of viscid amber colored, ' secretion. In. pnssshig: the; sec- r tipn ^through . stain, . alcohol, or •oil of cioves,'th'ia terminal viscid globule it^saolTed'-awSy; and leaves 'K Ehallow clip <JlBtinc«y visible after staining; It-la easy;to Bee how:this secretion being held at the tip of the bristleB migrbt " v jwhen,'ifreah, -to any,<.skin;; that: Highe« of all ia Leavening Powers-Latest U. S. Gov't Report Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE NAVAL SENSATION. More Officers on Pay Bolls Than ; Authorized by Law. Former N»T»I £•(!••« ufflcer Dliclom •D tTapiraunt Condition of Affair*— Mtartllng- Indifference Muilfetted Towkrdi ExUtlnK Stututc* JntO'-thc clrcolatibn o fflkl Vthln and Bu»c«ptib!e Journal. WooWt nxMk fto ^ M ^-axpwM ^tratn, |nortn|r a* «*««> "rite' « ilf'mlte* am boor, w«w toi«top woold gi»-ti«p«wsngw» »l to falling » h*»f ht rf M tort. A New York Times special from Washington says: A remarkable elate of affairs ia disclosed in the navy, involving,' it SB alleged, an indifference to law that is little short of sensational. The discovery, if not made, is at least advertised by a former naval engineer officer, Mr. Asa M. Mattice, of Cambridge, Mass. The charge is made by him in a letter to a congressman that there are borne on the rolls of the naval register aud government payrolls as we]] the names of 100 officers who have no legal right to their positions. Mr. Matticc quotes the law as it is to-day, with all the changes in the statutes, in support of hie claim. He claims that more than one-eighth of the officers in. the navy ore now hold ing commissions contrary to Jaw. I the accounting .officers of tihe treasury who go. over the monthly accounts of the navy should take the same view of it, it woulil be a serious matter for tb« hundred officers who are said to have no legal right to their places.. Mr. Slat- tice believes that, there-has been a machine at work in behalf of this alleged unlawful distension of the naval register. He does, not attempt a more specific indication of the influence which engineered this alleged trickery. Back in 1882 the naval appropriation bill contained, this paragraph: "Hero after only hnlf of the vacancies in the various grades in the line of the navy shall be filled by," promotion until such grades'shall be reduced to the following numbers— namely: Hear admirals, C; commodores; 10; captains, 45; commanders,- 85;.' lieutenant commanders, 74; lieutenants, -50; masters,. 75; ensigns, . 75;-.ajid thereafter promotions' to all vacancies shall be made, but not to increase either for. said grades . above the number aforesaid." ..... This meant, in; so many words, that our naval force's commissioned officers would consist of 620 line officers. Now, according' to Mr. Mattice, there was introduced a scheme' which was adopted In March, 18S3, by. -which the title of master was changed, to "lieutenant junior grade;" and that of midshipman to "ensign, junior grade," the wording of the latter part of the act being as. follows: • . - ".Ninety-one midshipmen the title of which grade is hereby changed to that of ensign, and the midshipmen now on the list ehall constitute a Junior grade of, ajid be commissioned as, ensigns, having. the- same rank and pay as now provided -by law. for midshipmen, but .promotion to. and from said grade shall be under the same regulation and requirements as now provided by law for midshipmen, and nothing herein contained shall IK construed as to Increase the pay now allowed by law. to any offi • cer.of said grade or of any officer of relative rank/; There was nothing in this act to increase, the number of officers down to and Including, the ensigns, above th* Mmit fixed in 1882. There was simply a change of title. The act of 1882 still fixed, the numbers of the limited grades. An act approved June 26, 1884, provided that all graduates of theacademy assigned to the "navy should be commte- sioned : ensigns, . the "junior snsign" grade , being abolished.; This -law contained thia sentence: "Provided ,thnt- nothing in this act shall be construed as to 'increase the number of officers in the navy now allowed by law." The 1882 law limited the number of ensigns to 75,' and' there had been no change by the laws of .1883 and 1884. The unlimited -midshipmen, had; been made junior ensigns,,and finally had become ensigns without the "junior," but -with no increased' number "now. allowed by law."' The congressional record will show 'that the- Intention of congress was to make no increase, says Mr; Mattice, but- 'this view Was .not taken ; by those in charge; for; as Mr. Maittice pointe out, there- are .-many more lion. 620 officers on. the- naval register,, and ,there have : been, ae many as 727. . The total uuui-. ber of line offloeii named as on the active liat in the July naval' register ta 723, or 103 officer*' more than, according to Mr, Mattice, have any right to a connection with the navy. P»trlotluxof th« American Hen..-. A South Water street (Chicago) com-: mission .man,remarks that the American hen has come to the scratch during the hard times. Eggs are aboutlhe cheopc«t of the ftjbd'producte, slnceb'ne egg te: considered equal to a pound of beet In life-sustaining queliUen;:: They were never so plentiful,as:they are at thia. time, -and have seldom-been,- so cheap'.. '.The, philosophy seems to b« that th« small returns received by the fanners for their prod-ncte have mcule them devote more aUeoUbn to the chJckena, which am,tiaucJly allowed to •hlft for themaclTM and grow up in y ,«>rt of w«y. .•;."-,-. Tb* E»rto I>thl« th* Bno. The 1011 t» ov*r 600,000 mile* In <H- Mneter. TT» earth could be placed on the ln*M» of It, and the moon, 840.000 mitei »w«y. oonU *tt\l WTplve wound th« *OTld,t»t,h the ejrth,»nd the n»on. betoff On'the Intlde of the gn*tllf nt». 1 WORSE THAN PIDGEN ENGLISH. "EoKUlh M fih» 1* Spoke" bj Hftnr LOD- donen. After living awhile In, London an Americah begins to think that the English language is nomething like the; Christian religion! In each case the fundamental idea may the same wherever you find it, but the variation* pn it are bewildering, not to say upsets ting. American English is no more like English English—aa spoken in London —than a Uciversalist is like a blue Presbyterian. You are apt to begin finding out the dissimilarity between English as it ought to be spoken, and English as it ib spoken, the first time you go shopping in London. : In traveling it is worse, even when you a.re undertaking such a sample of a. journey as a trip on the underground —or must one say in the underground? Or with tlie underground? Atanyrate, it is a railroad quicker than the 'bo»e» and a little slower than walking, tin- les you make connections. It is like this: • You—A ticket, please. He—Wot fur? (He means to what place). H. "I want to take the elevated for—" "Wot. s'y. lydy ?" (What did you say, lady)? "The elevated for^-**' "Xever 'eared of the'nime. Maybe you mean Elephant and Castle; that'* - bus line." "No; I want a railroad ticket." "0, rileway; you mean, underground?" (ttoubtfuliy,: as you look at the-long stairs you roust climb up to the "underground" and bear a train thunder by overhead)—Well, yes, underground. "Whot fur?" "Why, to get uptown." (Exasperatingly)—Were do you want .to go? (Imploringly) 'Urry tip, lydy, dont tike all dye.' ; •'Xotting Hill." ' ; "Notting "ill or Netting 'ill Qhyt« «ty- tion 7" ' • (At a venture)—Ghyte station, I think. (He looks at yon sourly, and you return the look blandly, unconscious that you have, to his face, mimicked his cocknification of. .the words gate station.) ' "What clawss?"...',.. (Like all American idiots) — First, please. • ' . ' ''' "Return ticket?" "Eeturn? No; I want-to go there." (Sarcastically)—lynte you - nuwer coming back ageyne? If you h'aw, don't you want a return? "Oh, a. round'trip; yes, of course." ; "Ere'you h'are (meaning here:irthe ticket) and "ere's your: chynge. Mykste!" This last word translated into American English means make haste. And you, as.you frantically sweep an unas- sorted mass of half crowns, florries, shillings, sixpences and three sorts of coppers Into your purse, wish to. say that you are making haste. But unconsciously dropping into the London, dialect you ejaculate: "I am tnyking hyste."-^-St, Louis Republic. H*ke« BtmfM t* O« Bleycllac. '. Thtt naked savage* o< tho South Pa- clflo Islands are to twte the delights of cycling. • Oscar Pomare, : prince of tha^ island of Dorm-Bora (ooeof thelargtit of the Society STonp), having been edu-, cated In Europe and learned to cycle, himself, la returning with a dozen na- chinea, which he intends to introduce among the aristocracy of Bora-Bora,' to whom he will act the fashion as a, wheelman. Here Is an idea, for the un-, enterprising British trader. If the nigger will not buy our cotton goods and blankets as much am. before, and looks askance upon our offer* of cheap! Bibles and hymn books, perhaps he will buy our machines? If the subject'raees of mankind were once bitten .with the; cycling craze, what tons upon tons ofj ivory and chip loads of oil and fiber, might be obtained in exchange for a few, pneumatics! It In, perhaps, unnect»« sary to Bay that Prince Pomare is not taking English machines out with him.. His wheels lire of the Amerian make.' —•St. James'Budget. JabU*«t. . ^Jubilee, .according.to the Jewish definition .denotes every 50th year, being' that following the revolution of seven 1 weeks of years, at which time all the slaves were made free, and all lauds reverted to '.heir ancient owners. The jubilees were not observed after the Babylonish captivity. Awarded Highest Honors—World's Fair. •DR; POWWB MOST PERFECT MADE. I pwGrapeXream of TarUr Powder: R« | » Aron-oma, Alum or tnyotheraduHMBl *0 Y«»« the

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