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Pallas.- thfi afoftt-iShlst ^ho,? September 24,* taadfe an attempt' oft the life, of Captain General Martinese Campos, at j. Barcelona, Spain, by -throwing ttvo bombs at hittij was shot : .at Barce- lofiia recently according 1 to the-sentence of the ooiirt martial which'tried him. i' Atffhe state?conv t ention of the dem/corals of Lincoln on 'the 5th, after tiie .convention had adopted the majority report of ,the committee on resolutions favofing'.the repeal of the Sherman silver purchase clause and rejected Congressman Bryan's amendment favoring.unlimited coinage of silver., Bryan .announced his withdrawal from the par t,y. , ( The Far.nh.atn street theater at Omaha Was eo'nipletely destroyed by fire. The total loss is estimated at 8252,000. Six persons, five of them firemen, were injured by falling walls. They are: J. M. Gayner, spectator, head and spine injured, will probably die; J. S. Scott, piperaan, bruised on : head and/body; Ed. Simpson, ladderman,- arm' broken John MclJride, fire captain, cut about head and legs, dangerously injured; Pipeman Klesner, cuts about head and concussion of brain; Pipeman Malesbn, severe cuts about head. Pipeman Al Jerome was caught under the wall and killed, his body being recovered the next day. McBride and Klesner are said to be fatally :injured. The citizens ol 'Oklahoma and Indian Territory met in .delegate convention at Purcell, I. '£., and .adopted resoln- 1 tions askmg:congress to grant state'.hood to those two territories. ' M. Deville, the French .minister of foreign affairs, received a dispatch from M. Lemre De Viola, .the French special envoy to Siam, stating that the new convention between France and Siam had been signed. t Advices from Bio Janeiro say that the rebel fleet in the bay is bombarding the forts incessantly and that the inhabitants of the city are panic-stricken. Provisions are selling at .famine prices. Another dispatch asserts that the crews of the rebel vessels are deserting and that the insurgents are in a bad way. With a roar and rush the waters of Michigamme river broke through the the Mansfield mine, at Crystal Falls, Mich., drowning twenty-eight of the employes at work directly under the stream. The eighteen men who escaped were employed in the lower levels. None of the bodies have been recovered and it is believed it will be necessary to divert the channel of the river before they can'be secured. The property is worth upwards of $000,000. Representative S. B. Cooper, of Texas, presented the following joint resolution in the house, which was re- ierred to the ways and means committee: "Whereas, In the enactment of all laws, the will of the majority should control, and Whereas, There is a divided opinion among- the congressmen of the United States now assembled, in the legislation as to the will of the people upon the question of the coinage of money by the United States; therefore be it Resolved, That the governors of the several states are respectfully requested to request or eause to be held an election in their respective states on the first Tuesday in November next for the purpose of ascertaining the will of the people upon the question of the coinage of money by the United States, and at such election those in favor of free coinage of both gold and silver, without discrimination against either metal, shall have printed or written upon their tickets, 'For free coinage,' and those opposed to free coinage of both gold and silver, without discrimination against either metal, shall have written or printed upon their tickets, 'Against free coinage,' and said election shall be held and returns thereof made in accordance with the laws of the respective states governing the election of representatives to the legislature of said states, and the returns and results of said election submitted to the congress of the United States by the govemprs Of the several states." ,... — fed by Chandler calling for investigation of New York c«st6m house was ndopted. Chandler severely arraigned the president for some of his appointments. Repeal bill was discussed until adjoiifttmenl;. _ 4 SENATE. •Washington, Oct.- a.^Repeal bill "wa<s taken up and Kyle of South Dakota opposed it. McMillan of Michigan favored it. Dolph of Oregon said the real cause of the business nnd financial trouble was fear of hostile tarid.legislation. ; •- ' • ' • • .; ? Jnfwsn. : ! t, peba'ta oh election laws repsal bill was resumed. Dennison of Alabama, favored repeal, as also did Clark of Missouri. Murray, colored representative from South Carolina, had a tilt with Clark, nnd the incident finally closed with the assertion by Clark that the color line would not bo wiped put until the colored race divided as the white man did. on economic and other isHiies. Murray asked what good it would be for the colored men to divide until the white men did, and Clark said the whites Could not divide and would not until the bugaboo of negro domination was gone. ' ' SENATE. ' " Washington, Oct. 3.—Morgan .altered an amendment to Wilson dill, de($o.rihg tho ant of January, 183T, in force. •' Jttepent bill was then taken up. Palmer said the senate hod now bfien in session eight weeks nnd it had become nn inquiry whether the senate would at any time dispose of the question now before it. He favored repeal and wanted-.a, vote. Dubois. -in defiance of •.Yoorhees, Raid the repeal forces, "have the power to resort to any end you see fit, but the minute you undertake to resort to inn- usual methods it will be demonstrated how futile it is to pass the unconditional repeal bill." * HOUSE. Consideration of election repeal bill was resumed, perhaps a half' dozen .members participating in the debate. SEN" ATE. Washington, Oct. 4.— Morgan offered a resolution, which went over, instructing tho committee on judiciary to report what provisions, if .any, of the coinage act of January 18, 1897, are now in force. Repeal bill was taken up and Butler of South Carolina openly favored a compromise. Black burn of Kentucky opposed tho bill. Ho was a biinetallist in tho broadest sense of the word. Call also opposed it. HOUSE. Under the call of committees. Oatos re- rorted a bankruptcy bill, and McCrenry reported a substitute to tho Everett bill, amending the Geary exclusion act. Federal elections repeal bill came up and Comptou of Maryland supported tho measure. Sweet of Idaho denounced Cleveland for his course on the silver question and snid Andrew Johnson was impeached for acts loss oaious. Lane of Illinois said that armod men at the polls should be withdrawn now and forever. Murray, colored, of South Carolina, said: '"if I owe allegiance to this government, the government, which squeezes my Ufa-blood put in taxes, owes protection to me. The guardian of states sovereignty is again hovering about the dome of the capital." SEN'ATK. Washington, Oct. .&.—The entire day was spout in executive session considering presidential appointments for positions! in territories which violated the home rule plank of the democratic platform. All the appointments were confirmed. HOUSE. Bill including secretary of agriculture in the list of presidential successors passed, as did also the bill restoring the property of the Mormon church now in tho hands of a receiver, in accordance with tho provisions of the Edmunds-Tucker act. to that chuich. Murray, colored, resumed his address on the elections repeal bill. Ho announced that tho bill was a step in tho direction of the abrogation of tho thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments. Russell, Money and Haines spoke on the measure. NEW YORK, Oct. 1. —The gre&test fleet of boats that ever passed through • the Narrows passed through bn itssway to the'Hook ve'sterday'rarbrh frig to-Accompany the great rac<?rs, Valkyrie and Vigilant, in their international race from the Sandy Hook lightship! for the America's cup.. Almost every' place within 500 miles of New York Was represented by. One or more boats, and .every one had aboard all .it could hold comfortably. Thousands of enthusiastic persons had a delightful day's outing, but the first effort to pull Off the' international face was a f ailurei This was mainly due to. a lack of Wind; but Americans saw Lord Dunraveh's Valkyrie, the pride of Great Britain, sail past Vigilant, the pride of America, and were compelled to acknowledge that the English boat had out-gen- eroled the American at every point. When the Wind held steadily the" Vigiv lant held her own,but when it became niflecnt Street IllurtillationA. 81. Louis, Sept, SO.—This is T. P. A, day of, the Sb- Louis carnival,- and ,the ectorhious "'attifad'ande >$ commercial-'' travelers is in keeping with the oity's standipg as the mercantile metropolis of the.west,and southwdst, Th& .people are flocking to St. Louis in thou* eands, and the crowds which viewed the Street illuminations this evening Were exceptional, : evdn iot ft city which has become accustomed to taking care of strangers bv the tens of thousands. ON EXHIBITION A1 WORLD'S FAIfc* How the .VUtto* Can Spend a tidf ot Interest In the Ch&Wfnment Budding "Interesting arid Rare JJoltcg That be Seen. ,__« to Wreolt » r a8 t Train. '** * PJTTSBUBG, Pa., Oct 7.—Great excitement was created at the Pittsburg- & Lake Erie depot in this city about midnight last night by a report that an attempt to wreck and i-ob through passenger train No. 21 rei*T Homewood, Pa., had been discovered by tho track walker between that point and Wampum. The news wa.s received from operator at Homewood, who staved that the track walker hud,sud- denly come upon a gang of men while they were engaged in placing obstructions on the tr.tcks. Upon beini? dis- Covt'red the miscreants made for the trac* walker, but he was too fleet of foot and after a Jong run he reached th» Hopijiawood telegraph oih'cc, pale Una exhausted. Martha Bland -of—Js-ew:a county, Ohio, a pensioner pf the vva»of 18J2, <3!ul at the infirmary aged lOu, \. Quaakenbush, a newspaper man Jr'ipvrn throughout Iowa and Idaho, <J «i4 £t Portland, Ore., of heart failure, a god i'fi yo -re: At the (indnuati stock yards a. mad 3 >4l attacked .Jotja Maher, aged 19, ; <4 gpi-£d him frlj,'htfHUy about the i' ad, one horu peaetratiaa 1 the skull SENATE. Washington, Oct. 6.—Potter's resolution for appointment of a committee to inquire •what legislation is necessary to improve the banking system of the country came up nnd Stewart attacked the treasury department for not purchasing i.KOO.OOO ounces of silver monthly, as required by law. Resolution was referred to flnnnc'e committee. Resolution inquiring as to whether any provisions of tho law of 1587 are still in force was agreed to. Blackburn offered au amendment to the bill providing for free coinage from United States flints. Repeal bill was discussed by Call, Butler and Teller. HOUSE. Elections repeal bill was discussed. Only twenty-eight members were present and when adjournment was taken but ten wore present. Chicago Bouril of Trade. CHICAGO, Oct. 5.—Tho wheat trade bad little on which to make a market this morning, and there was not much trade during tbo morning. Spot whea.t was much unchanged and futures but Ucl lower. The English bank rate was reduced. Exchange rates indicated further gold imports. The knock-down bear item was the 01U cars at northwestern markets running 15 cars ahsad of last year. Chicago hod but 207 cars. a K a.!nst 5.ii last year. The movement for the day previous was 153,000 bu in and 281,000 out Kansas City had 118 cars and St. Louis but 18 cars. Primary markets OH told bad 827 - OJJ bu a.?ainst 1,318,000 same day in 189.1. Ihe Price Current, while saying crop prospects are greatly helped, said there is ftttlo disposition to sell wheat iu winter wheat section*. New York cleared nearly 20U.UOO bu in wheat and flour and lurgeflouroutput at Philadelphia and Boston raised the total close to M0,000 bu for the day. Tho market started easy at 67%c December and T5Ko Y f c / he early 8eUin g P u t prices to 07%o and 75.9(,'c. When the better news came in the way of moderate primary receipts and hotter exports there was a slow recovery to 6S}j,'c De-ember and 75%c May, but there was no snap to the trade and but feTc improvement from last night at best prices. Wheat broke badly the last half hour. Tha best rally in December was to 08J/o, and the price broke Ic straight to 07>/o at the close. Muy closed 7Sc, }£c under last night. Ihe close was very heavy at bottom prices Quotations were: LORD DUNKAVKN. a drifting match the Valkyrie gained the advantage. Throughout the contest it was more of a drifting match than a race. The wind at no time reached the dignity of a sniling breeze. Though the wind was neither steady nor strong enough to test the relative merits of the boats there can be no doubt in the minds of any unprejudiced observer that the English skipper displayed far more skill in handling his ei a-t that did the Vigilant. Indeed, it was entirely owing to b:id judgment as well as poor seamanship on the rart of the American yacht that the Valkyrie gained tho ^j-reat ad- vuntngc she did and unless Skipper Hansen improves the cup will undoubtedly go back to England. The next race will be Saturday. It will be over the same course as yesterday and will be the first race postponed from yesterday. Lord Dunraven said last evening he was greatly disappointed by the failure to make a race, "i cannot hazard any opinion as to relativ.- work of the boats from yesterday's drifting- match," said he. "It was simply valueless as to a basis of comparison. There was neither a trial of speed nor of handling in yesterday's work. Better luck next time. Several well-known yachtsmen were interviewed last night on the races and all declared that Skipper Haneen made an error of judgment. They believe that with any wind the Vigilant would have won. [World's Fair CorrospoEclenco-l "'fj DAY cabinets which line tBe wall's under the gifeat d6me, of the vemmeut huild- l irig is the temple I Where the >Ameri)'can sightseer Worships. A committee of the board Of ladv managers consisting of one member from each of the thirteen original colonies consumed months in making the collection. In her own state each lady of the thirteen journeyed about from town to town picking up articles of historical interest. Of the thirteen original colonies nine, including North Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York are represented in the collection, each furnishing its tribute of precious relics. . In this collection are silver plate and articles of personal use intimately interwoven with the 1'fe of Washington and other heroes of the..early days of the Union. When the trophies had been gathered the question of a place of repose for the collection confronted the commit- To say that the street niumiaations are the grandest ever seen on the streets of any city in the world is to stute the case mildly. The number of lights used exceeds 75,000, and more than half of these are electric. The down-town section is a blaze of light, arches competing for popularity with electric effects of the most dazzling character. These latter are for the most part panoramas with constant changes, and vehicle traffic is well nigh suspended owing to the crowds which throng the streets as well as cover the sidewalks. The western hemisphere panorama, illustrated herewith, "facing Washington university, has upwards of 1,200 electric lights and tells the story of the discovery of America in letters of fire. Another magnificent spectacle is the electric floral arch in natural colors and another is a combination of the flags of the United States and Spain with an eagle far above the center. There are ten other electric displays all equally attractive. The illuminations will be repeated Oct. 3, 5, 13 and 19, and every one who appreciates a combination of beauty and magnificence ought to see them. The railroad rates are exceptionally low and the attractions as exceptionally gorgeous and irresistible. Tenij.. citiaf-Bs threaten to the negro who CLOSING. KM. CMQct. 4. BOUND AND TORTURED. Wisconsin Farmer Assaulted nt His Homo by Miishod Kobbern. An-LETON, Wis., Oct. 7.—Thomas McUillen, a well-to-do farmer who lives alone in the town of Center, was attacked in his house about S.-30 last night by two masked robbers, who beat him brutally and tirtured him to make him reveal the hiding place of the money he was supposed to have. McGillen had been to ihe barn to look after his stock and as he was returning 1 to ihe house two , masked men sprung up and crowded in. They demanded the $75 the old man had received from the sale of a horse tho day before. Upon being tolcl; that the money was in the bank they assaulted him, and after beating his face to a pulp struck him on the head with a club, cutting a deep g-ash over the eye and knocking him senseless. Then they bound and gaged him and threw him on the bed. When he came to his senses they burned the soles of his feet with a lamp to make him tell where his money was. He told them where they cou d iind Ss.all the money there was in the house. They would would not believe him and saturated him and the bed with kerosene and threatened to burn him alive. Hcr« one of tho robbers interfered, and after a parley the old man's hands and feet were untied and the robbers disappeared. McUillen crawled to a neighbor's, where ho was cared for. His injuries are very painful, but not serious, lie cannot describe the assailants furtfcf-r than that one was young, about 20, and the other was older, lioth seemed to be familiar with the arrangement C f the house and frequently called him bv name. , SOUTHERN STORM. Wh't, ! Oct. Deo.... May.... Corn, 2— Oct.... Dec.... May.... Oats, 2- Oct.... Doc.... May... Pork- Oct.... Jan.... Lard— Oct.... f au.... B. Ribs.. Oct.... Jan,.,,, .68)4 .75% .*% .40% M .28 '&% 16-50 H 25 9.6!) 8.82><T 8.95 7.4-2* .64% .40 .43 16.15 H.OO 9 40 8. gO 7.33V .40 .43 .27} 16.50 14.15 9.55 8.30 8.80 .68 .23 .31JJT W.25 iy 05 9.40 8.20 8.80 7.27J* Identified tlio Lunatics. Oct. 7.—The lunati- who wanted the President's chair has been identified as -Joseph Gantz. who disappeared from, his t rotner's home m Tacoma, a sui,ua?i> of I'hiladelphia last We<u 6day. When arrest.-d be gave the name of Jo& ph Washington. tli. 1 ) brother ha* not lied thw police that he will tome af er him. Th« na'r'e oi the lunatic vybci visited tba White House Saturday nijjht " tp ,£repdejjt"'is fcail^ Sentenced to Bo Hanged. hABRisnuRO, Pa., Oct. 7.— Benjamin Tennis, the self-confessed murderer of little Agnes Cooper Bright, was brought into court yesterday morning and sentenced to be hanged. Tfe prisoner heard the death senttnce with indifference. After the sentence had been pronounced, Tennis said to tiie sheriff; "Well it's come at last, I'm re&dy fcr the worst." Wall IB Released. LONDON, Oct 7.— The fraternity oi the Crowley fathers has formally released Father Hall from his vows, thus enabling him to accept the bishopric of Vermont. Father Hall now only awaits canonical confirmation. Mtvor Bleu v. iu \titi- Ljjij,! j»restpji. WASHINGTON, Oct 7.— The silver senators will try to defeat the confirmation of the nomination of Kobert L. Preston to be director of the mint. Several of the senators, have been outspoken of their determination to avail themselves, of every private means to defeat the nomination. Senator Stewart is quoted as sayinjf that it will A very severe storm visited the lower part of Louisiana on the evening- of the 3d. In the parishes below New Orleans the damage was immense. In the town of Point a la Hache, a place of 3,000 inhabitants, not a house escaped without damage, and in the vicinity more than a dozen persons were killed. The loss to the orange crop will amount to $350,000, not un orange remaining on the trees in that vicinity. Great damage was done to shipping and the levee at New Orleans was damaged. At New Orleans several buildings were blown down and three persons were killed. The total number'of fatalities resulting from the storm will. reach about twenty-flve. Later reports from the storm stricken district of lower Louisiana, Alabama and Florida bring the intelligence that the storm was the mos destructive and far reaching that has ever visited that section. It surpasses in awful details the storm wind swept the Atlantic coast recently. Al along the coast the loss of life is ap palling. A number of small islam^ largely populated, were almost swepl clean and scarcely a trace of formei towns can be found. . This is especially so of tho Islands ot Cheniere Uamineda and Grand Isle. On the former seven hundred people were drowned, and al tho latter place the loss will run into the hundreds. The property loss throughout the section is estimated at over 65,000,000, 'while the death loss is estimated as follows: Cheniere Caminda, 820; fisherman at •sea, 240; Shell Beach, 212; Adams Bay, 200; Bayou La Fond, 110; Grand Isle, 100; Bayou Cook, 87; Bird Island, •17; iishing settlement, 43; Bayou Clealton, 40; Pass L'Outre, 40; Bayou Andre, 40; Oyster Bayou, 20; San Walp, 35j Daisy posloffice, 20; BayoU Cabinage, 'JO; Rosario Island, 20; Simon Island, 15; Pleasant Point, 10; Tropical Bend, 10; Bayou Bufon, 10; Hospital Bay 8; Grand Bank, 8; Buyas Point, 8; Sixty Mile Point, 6; Barthty, 0; Fort St. Phillip, 0; Razor Island, 5; Grand Prairie, 5; F.t. Cross, 5; Port-a-la-Hache, 4; on a lugg-er, 4; over seventy others reported lost in bogs and at various places. Over 130 fishing vessels were iu the gulf fishing when the storm broke over Cheniere. Not a word is heard from them or their occupants since. take us it will |q inforsoal - to confirm Mr, Preston as 4nti-Trust Asiocliitlou to Sleet. ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 7.— Gov. Nelson yesterday sent out notices to" the governor? of the United States, calling a meeting of tho Anti- Trust association at the Palmer house, Chicago, Oct. At), at 11 a. m. This in accordance with tho ceholution adopted by the , June convention, calling for tho'selec- |ion of members of the permanent Anj;i-f ru,s& association of the United £H»teq #ov, JNelsoa appointed i\ F. appointed, . J- A- Hi r »W £, Jtfien.os.Qta's u -Twwnw,; FAC-SIMILE DECLARATION OF I5TDEPKN- DENCE. tee of the board of lady managers. Guaranty had been made for the safe return of the relics to their owners. Application was made to the national board for space in the government building. The request of the committee was not granted. An appeal was made to Secretary of State Gresham, who told them that they could have whatever space was required for their exhibit in the government building.' Secretary Gresham's action caused some consternation in the government board, but the members bowed to the secretary's order. In the first of the cabinets is the collection of- American antiquities gathered in North Carolina, the oldest of the colonies. I-lere begins the interesting- collection of trophies of the early days of the nation. An embroidered stomacher is shown in this case which belonged to srood Queen Bess and was brought to the shores of the new world by one of the queen's maids of honor, who camo in the train of Sir Walter Raleigh. Quaint old pewter ware from the Moravian settlement at Salem, N. C., which stands in the pristine faith to this day, is here. There are coffeepots, cups' and salvers which were used Uyo centuries ag-o by the friends of Virginia Hare, the first white child born in America. In 1585 the first English settlers came to North Carolina, but the hardships which faced thnm drove them back again over the seas, In ir>80 a hardier lot came, who bore the trials of pioneering and planted the seed, tho future of which was the eventual conquest of the colonies by Great liritain. In. 1587 Virginia Daro was born. An interesting relic of olden times in the colonies is a t-ilhouette maciiine of curious pattern. The likenesses of the colonists were prese'yved in their outlines and the s'traight noses and firm lips of pioneers may be seen exhibited with the machine. In the matter of street lamps the inarch of lime has wrought wonderful changes. In days gone by tho lanes were lighted with lamps hung from poles, which resemble the altar censer of the present clay. One which was startled way back in the early part of the seventeenth century by the cry of "All's well" ut midnight is on exhibition. A silver snuff-box used by George Washington, attests th;it the father of his &puntry was not free from the smaller vices of his time. A parchment document, brown with the load of years, bearing the royal seal and the signature of the provincial governor, Lord Try on, tells a story that in after ™ a few Wndafterwards became famous ifl thft- Revolutionary war. Among thdSdi designated are Thomas Person and Si» mon Dunn. _.... 'Ihe watch 'which Gen. WiHianl MoultHe carried in June, 1776, whetf thV Uritish' Were -dHVen from. Charleston harbor, is in the case wH.h. other relics of priceless value* The watch is cased in silver and bears thft monogram of Gen. Moultrie". Specta* cles worn 200 years ago, with iroft . rims that weigh nearly a pound, are shown aldng \yith the document of th& ordination Of the fir^t minister of the gospel in America. The then bishop of Gloucester signed the paper which. : ordained William llooji*r. .;' A jninia* ture likeness of Pete* Francisfto, the* famed, giant of ref dictionary $ days, is on exhibition. Am6n$ oiher things, U is related of hia.v that aftter the battle of Guilford cotfrt house he fkilled eight of Tarlton's cavalry -single- handed while he was returning to his. home. A marriage license issued in« 1770 bears the provincial seal. The- names are faded. As token of liberty many relics of Oliver Cromwell wereV brought over in the,ships of the first- set lew. A silver tea j ciiddy and a silver cup used by the great commoner are placed on a velvet cloth with a sil~ ver communion service which has been* used in the Episcopal church of Edenton, N. C., since 1725. On the alms, basin and on the chalice is the inscription: "The gift of Colonel Edward Mosely for ye use of ye church, in Eflenton'in ye year 1725." After the relics found in North Carolina come those which Delaware shows. A lock of George Washington's hair given by his wife to Mrs.. James Asheton Bayard of Delaware in 17.-M, soon after his death. The hair is: Jight brown and has a peculiar luster- Two "old breeches" bibles nearly 300 years old; are in the case. There are. also:, a pdcket ink stand which were carried all, through the revolutionary war ahd an altar cloth embroidered by Queen Anne and by her presented to the church in Delaware which hadi been named after her. In Maryland's case is the original! draft of the "Star Spangled Banner,"' which stands just as it was written' by Francis Scott Key, corrections and; all. A snuff box of carved silver, which the author of the national anthem carried, is pi aced alongside hia • masterpiece. In ;the exhibit of Maryland are many of the household! articles used at Mount ^ r ernon and by far the most interesting collection oi the mementoes of the first President.. A scissor shield used by Martha Washington, a waist buckle and a shoe! buckle of brilliants which she wore, form a part of the relics which Maryland shows, Then there is a mustard: pot, silver sugar tongs of elaborate- workmanship, two silver candlesticks rich in their design, and a silver teapot, all of which were used on the table at Mount Vernon. A silver tongue scraper is there as a memento of some man of high degree who then dwelt in Maryland. A silver cup which the citizens of Boston presented to Commodore Perry in AN OIVD-TIME WHISKY BOTTLE. 1813 has been sent to the Fair along- with a silver mug that once was the property of Gen. Joseph Warren. The wedding waistcoat of white satin which Major Samuel Shaw wore has found its resting place nmong- pewter tankards and tokens of its age. The vest is elaborately embroidered with yellow flowers and green leaves and adorned with brown tassels. One of the most valued of the relics is a miniature of Washington by Rembrandt Peale, said to be the best likeness of the father of his/ country in existence. A patch-box calls to mind the quaint custom of colonial belles in Elizabethan days, who adorned their facrs with court plaster cut into fantastic designs. THE LEATHER BOTTLE INN. A Picture from tho Life ot Rural' 'l..iST FLAG AND KKVOI.UTIONATiy EEUC8. ears was significant in molding the destiny of the Union. The date qt the Jocuincut is 1771. Even then the colonists had shown their discontent yith tho existing'form pf government md were openly rebellious to the au- ,h 'i-ity of tha royal governor. 'Hoping .o put down the rebellion Gov. Tryon sbued th,is document, which,, offers Hu UQJI fcfr'tr'qason. to, alj, ''Jhostj wljo " the There exists in England a?ociety for the preservation of ancient buildings, Its members devote themselves exclu- TIIE SIGN OF THE T.EATHKR DOTTLE. sively to abbeys, cathedrals, churches and old baronial structures; village inns are beneath them. Lovers of the picturesque are, therefore, under obligations to Herbert Railton, an English gentleman who has just published a book on "Coaching Days and Coaching Ways," in which is described with pen and pencil the most notable of these delightful old relics, Many of these inns have most interesting histories. The old Tabard was known to Dr. Johnson and his friends and "Ella" and Dickens and Thackeray knew it as a terminus. What a. pity it is gone, like many others that, since, the book was 'written, only five years aero, have "disappeared, and live only in the book. Then there are the inns associated with the immortal Pickwick—the Leather Bottle at Co.b- Jiam and the Bull at Rochester. Fire- has played havoc with the former; the- interior of the latter is much as it was- in Samuel Weller's days. There is also- tho Bell at Edmonton, pf John Gilpin. fame; the Falstaff at Canterbury,, famous for its village fighting men; the Star at Alfriston, which -was once- a monk's house, and where Seven now on Sundays and feast days, if they be so minded, the singers, if your- company is kindly, will sing vbu a carol or hymn with great heartiness. Two brand new Arabian cotempora- ries, the Kourbash and the Efrit, have come up to reinforce the Al Ustaz al Ahranj and the. Al Moyaad, in. tljeir campaig-a aga 0*.*.*

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