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VOL. LXX:[II. WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2!=' ' . 1898. ; -, '"'] For 'It swung way out to the breezes when It hed any- thin' ter tel: &a* often it seemed ter sing for me, when 1 pulled thor worn old rope, A soundin' some holy message that was full uv bles.qed hope, An' Its tones was sweet an' soft like as a woman's when she tris P/'o hush the wee ones cuddiln' down, an close their sleepy eyes. Yes! Tender an some soft lullaby that mother used to sing. 'Twould make erboy uv me again, to hear the el' bell ring. On Ch,rlstmas we wuz wedded, an' 'twas then the bell was hung. l recollect how full uv Joy It sounded when It rung, So many tlxlngs it said to ns so clear an" sweet an' strong. Like er heavenly bnedletion on our path- way all er-long; As', Susan whispered soft. "Amen!" ez If 'twas saytn' er grace, so sweet lip [n my eyes an tbe snow- flakes kissed her face An' "peace on earth, good will to men," the echoes seemed to bring, Just like the song cf Bethlehem, to hear the el" bell ring. The golden cross a-shinln' on the steeple up so high Was like a holy finger pointin' upward toward the sky; An' one by one tle stars peeped out. a- gleamin' through the night, F.z though Almighty meant each man to t)ev er beaco:l light. Ther belfry tower seemed hallowed, as a place midway between The earth below an" ieaven above, where angels come unseen: An' when they whispered to it the secrets that they bring i pulled ther rope, and what they spoke I heered the or 1)ell ring. An' so through all the pasln" years a friend without alloy, It shared with me my burdens, my sorrows an" my joy; Almos' aiivtng thing It seemed, a-awing- in' to and fro, With ma a-pultln' on tbe rope an' stand- in' jest below; As' such a hoal) uv comfort then It sound- ed to me there, I hed to clhnb up every night the little windin' :tair, Jest so that I might tech it; and, ohl it seemed to bring Me purty nigh to Heaven. to hear theol' bell ring. --lVa.lter S. tranahan, in Chicago News. one of the conical packages that our shot used io be done np in by storekeep- ers befoee the era of paper bags. "Well, no. not exactly hunting,"] an- swered with the view to the possible aeed of excuses for an entpty bag. "l'm going over to Bradley's to spend Christ- mas, and didn't know but 1 might see a pa'tridge." It would have been "stuck up" 1o call oar best game bird "part- ridge," and no one would have recog- nized it under the name of "ruffed gronse." "You hain't gain' to hoof it over the maountain?" he asked, with the end of the string between his teeth as he wound the package with a frugal al- lOWance of packthread, I nodded an affirmation while I silently admired his thrifty habit of putting the few spilled pellets into the box of unsold shot. "Wal, then, ye'd better let me put Ye npa paound or two o' buckshot." ",No,, sh'," I said, in a tone expressive of reproof for the suggestion. "1're no use for buckshot this time of year," for lhe close time for deer began with the month. "Of course not, but you'd want some- thing bigger'n number sixes if the wolves got after re." said Hiram, mak- ing a persuasive dip into the box of bckshot. "Wolves," said I, eontempluously; "why, there hain't been a wolf around here for 0 years " "Wal, there is. nao, a pack o' seven, anyway, an" mebby more. Why, hain't you heard? Amos Barker seen 'era full" tilt after a fleer an' coanted 'em, even of "am. Ills man at was helpin' of hlm on his eoalin' job said there was :13, but Amos reckoned he see double or eaounted some of 'em twice, an' there's lots o' folks 'at's heard "era. There's wolves ha'ntin' the maountain, you may depend. Better ]e' me weigh you about a couple o' paound." "No, I guess it won't pay to carry any extra weight on that chauce," I said, admiring the storekeeper's cunning at- tempt to sell me something l did not want, "But you may put up that small doll and lhat Jack-in-the-box for me, They're light and they'll tickle Billy's two little shavers. Then put up a half |ozen crackers and a bit of cheese for lunch, fill my tobacco box, and let me have an extra pipe, and 1'11 be off. 1 want to make the trip by daylight2' "1 hope ye will. I ra'lydo. 1 wouldn't want to have you get ketched_in the dark on. t he maoun tain. So you're gotn' right over to Bradley's, be yet'" he con- tintved, as he shuffled about behind the search, amL slipping lhem into my pocket will( the other articles, l re- tired to my In.chelor quartcrsover Miss Diantha Gridley's tailor slmp, wlere, after transferring tile shot to a st)ring- top pouch, nnd filling m S flask with better powder than tlirant sold. and ex- changing my leather boots for a pair of sheepskin boots tanned with ti.e wool on. which were then the most ap- [)roved winter footgear.wit h my double gun on my shoulder to lighten my steps, I set forth on the ten-mile tramp. Crossing the little river that turned the mills and forge of our village, and following the road as far as it ran in my direction. I held across the tields to the woods, before entering which 1 set my comlmsS fox" nly intended course. When the backbone of the mountain was reached and my jonrney ]mlf ac- complished. 1 had but one partridge, but there was a chance of more in the stretch of forest that lay before me. partial glimpses of which I now had through the stunted oaks. attd pines I hat scantily clad the rocky ridge. The weather was exceedingly mild for the season, a circumstance which proved very fortunate for me. and as I was quite comfortable in the warmth of the low midday sun, I gave my legs a good rest while I ate nly lunch and lazily smoked and dreamed in the midst of the quietude. There was not a smmd to be heard In diameter at the b cf tile trunk. which for ten feet up to the whorls of sturdy green boughs bristled With stubs of dead limbs ilmt made con- renient steps. My gun was of Gertnan make, rlgL'ed with a sling, WlltCh till now I had al- ways thought a useless apl)urienanee, but in this emergency it proved qu:te otherwise, when by slinging the gca over my back l got up, easily ard' quickly. None too quickly, for in two minules the leaders of the pack were benedh me. and glaring up at me wilh cruel, hnngry eye. having evidently seen my ascent, for they were not al fault a moment Others came till there were seven in all. some cirelirg abont the tree, some sitting on their hauneilcs and trending impatiently with their forefeet, like a dog wailing for tl choice morsel an,] licking their Mavering chefs; some gnawed at the trnnk or made prodigi- ous leaps at the lowerbranches. I climbed to a secure and comfortable eat on a limb 20 feet from the ground, and, after getting my breath, aqd my nerves were a little settled. I tried the effect of n charge of No. 6 on one of tle besiegers, as 1 got a'tolerable fair aim at his uplifted ]nuzzle through an open- ing. Tltere was a yelp of snrprise at:t] pain. followed by a general eamm:)- lion among the crew. and when th? snoke had lifted above me I caught al:,ove the constantmurmurofthepines glimpses of the stung brute clawing and the occasional rustle of anunfnllen his head with alternate forelmws. leaf withered, nor was a living thing to I fired several times as opportunity bcseen but n mite of a winter wrenex- offered, but desisted when it became ploring the intricacies of a fallen tree- evident that instead of driving off my top, and a few flies that were buzzing ass,ailants the sting of the s,mMl sito abont the sunny side of a tre trW;,k. As I began my way down the moun- tain a glance at the sun shoxxTd me we were likely to part company before my jottrnes was ended, t!alf a mile fur- ther on. in aa old charcoal clearing. I flashed a partridge, at which I took a snapshot that knocked n cloud of feath- ers ant of the bird wiih0ut retarding its fligltt: bnt l was sure it washard {fit. and began a diligent search where il hd disappeard at the edge Of the clearing. Looking the ground over careful] 3. tep by step, I had gone much farther than one who does not know how far a mortally wounded grouse can fly wouhl Ihink it of any use to search, when I heard, far behind me. what I look to be the piteous howl of a lost hmlnd. I was wishing the poor fellow migh find nly track and come up tome, when the long-drawn, plaintive wail was re- pealed at a point so distant from the trsi that it was evident it coul3 sol have been uttered by the same nttimal, and presently it wrs taken up at an- other distant point. StII] groping over the gronnd it,. search of Ihe dead bird. I wondered at so many hounds having gone astray made them the more savagely persist- ent. I tried slugging the shot inacart- ridge made of a bit of the lining of m S coat. but it amounled to nothing. Be- wailing the incredulity which had made me refuse the buckshot, I was at m.y wit's end how to raise the siege. Perhaps my supply of provisions wouhl ]a.t till the enemy was starved The )tillers were mnh too small for the bore 0f nly gun. therefore I put two in each barrel, With  ight charge of shot, and descended to the lower branch, where I seated myself upon the one where I could get Hte clearest view 0 the grotmd. Th, tvohes greettd llly reapl;ea.. a'ee with a ehortls of savage' yelps a they gathered eagtrly beneath me, Enapi)ing alld snii vii ng, (.ach St rugglltg for the neurest phtee that he might be firat at the expected feast. One grizzled old fellW.v, the i)atriareh of the tribe. who had enrled himseif np hi the fallen treetop, to bide my downfall, now had his philosophical patiewe overcome and lhnped forth from his laid. sneak- itg around tile outsldrts of the crowd ith his hungrj eyes constantlynpon me. The largest ar,d slrongest of lhe pack kel)t the poMticn direvtly under me, now sl)ringilg ni)ard n;ore than his length, then tumbling back noon his mates that croxvdt41/ heneath bim. uow standing upright on his hintler feet and pawing the air nnd snapping his fanged javvs vieions!y. While he as in this postnre I fired one barrel straight into his n-oath. The recoil ahn.')st nnscated me. but ,I recovered l)lysclf with no greater ntis- ha I) than losing thc toys o111 of my pocket. T|ie big wolf made no motio [;nt IO sink in a lifeless heap ith the baek of his head blown ont. Theothers scattered a little, but presently re- tnrned, anti'ring at {heir dead comrade and laplliag his blood. Poor Dolly got a cruel bite from one thai spoiled her heauty forever. Another nosing jack- in-the-box nnbooked tbe lid. whereup- cn the tittle imp filliped his snout, and l conld not help laughing at the fright it gave the great cowardly brute. [ fired t" : .econd barrel at the old !.:randfather as he warily skulked past, beyond the others, and the charge broke hisbaek, lie writhcdabout, bit- ing the wound a n!olnel:l, and then, drage;ing his lmrai3zcd hinder parts, ant, if the weather did not .urn cohl crawled out of ight ling en]ightemnent. The fallen leaves and the soil were torn and furrowed and stones and patches of moss were overturned, in evidence of a desperate struggle, the result of which was plainly shown by the antlered sknll and sealtered buues of a deer and a mat of coarse gray haw trodden into the mold. Hiram's wolves were no harmless creatures of the imagination, but sav- age realities, and a chill ran down my back as I realized the probability that the lmek voas now rallying on my tratl. I did not doubt that I had heard thetr voices, and freeze me on my roost, whleb was-t prospect less agreeable than that of subsisting on raw partridge flesh. Then it occurred to me to ellmb o the top and see if there was any chance of maMng alarm shots heard down in the settlements. Slinging my gun I begnn theaseent. But ten feet further np the ptne came to an end. for there the whole top was broken off just above a whorl of stout branches onto which I el]robed, but eonld get no outlook through the tree tops. I filled and Hghted my pipe, and. chancing to throw the unextinguished match onto the stub, which was broken bout square across, and was at least a foot in diameter, it ignited a hanlful of dry pine needles that alighted there, The flame lasted but a moment, yet long enough to suggest the idea that TtlE LEADERS OF TtI PACK WERE I]ENEATH M]. lhat day, when. just as I found ray bird fire enough might be built here to roast lying belly up, s.tone dead, I also came small bits of the partridge, and close upon something that gave me a start- upon this followed another, which gave ine hope of deliverance. There was the bullet mold in my pocket, and if I could but manage to turn my paltry shot into a dozen good solid balls I would soon rid myself of the wolves, As I was refilling my pipe with a view of stimulating invention my tobaeeo box gave me a clew to a solution of the problem. It was an old- tashioned steel box with a hinged cover and square corners that would serve as a spout to pour melted lead from. I transferred the tobacco to a pocket, made a cut of a small green limb firmly on to the open cover for a handle, and had what promised to be a serviceable I took my beaHugsand went forward smelting ladle. 'rh:n, reaehing out, I at my best pace with far less thought gathered some dry twigs and bits of of hnnting than the fear of being hunt- branches, and I soon had a small fire ed. Thus I went on for half an hour. hearing nothing )fit the snapping of twigs and swish of branches made by my own rapid progress, tlil a clamor of jays broke out 40 rods in my rear. As it drew near it wins mingled with the rnMle and palter of many swift feet. I was near the crest of one of the ledges that ridge crosswise ihe long weMerly incline of the mountatnslde. and. looking backward down (be slope, I saw two wolves break through the undergrnwth of whortleberry bushes. burning in the center of the stub. When it was well going I held the im- provised ladle, with a couple ounces of shot in it, over the hottest place, and, after some patient waiting, had the satisfaction of seeing the separate pel- lets become a little puddle of molten lead. I managed to pour most of it into the mold and got three good bul- lets at the lit'st smelting, but lost one. which fell to the ground. Better luck altended three more suc- cessive trims, which gave me 13 hullers. maMng 15 la all. which I thought might answer my purpose, and 1 whipped out the fire ith a green brnch. It was now near ,undown. so there no time to get WJ b counter to put up the articles for me, [ and then began rummaging in a drawer , and had glimps of others behind f odds and enda. "Now. i wonder if them. you wou!du't jest as lives take him a pair ; My next 10ok was for a tree that O* bullet molds 'at Aaron (:lark .ert here ! eouI'd'be climbed. and I was fortunate for hi 1 guess discover" tg at low- a one of fee{ The others were getting somcxvhat shy, bnt plucked up courage during the cessation of hostili- ties, while I reloade-l, and (lien came close under me again. A third shot 1,il]cd one dearly nut- r;ght, and the fourth broke the shoulder of another as he ran. IIeretre'ded to a safe distance and amused himself with his wound, while the unhurt sur- vivors stood off. now regarding eurio, ns- ly their dead and wounded eomtm nion., now me, with growing respect, and evi- dently doubling whether it was worth their while to continue any longer in my neighborhood. When my gnn was reloaded l settled the question for them with two shots, The first ote bore suelt a hole iu the bells of one that his entrails dragged the ground, and the second stung another so sharl)ly that he stood not on the order of his going, but made off in all speed in company with his un- scathed ccmrade, while the fellow with the broken shoulder hobbled after them. and the other poor wretch tried to follow them. turning now and again to bite his own entrails, entangling his feet and catching on stubs and stones. Evening was already deepening the forest shadows, and 1 had little time to spare in mercy to the merciless brute, but when 1 got to {hegronnd I hastily lea(led my gun attd finished him with a shot in thc head. "]'hen, picking up the toys and taking my course by the eompa and the even- ing star. I held forward at such speed as the rough and darkening way wonld permit. Fortumttely, the almost full moon was well up tn the clear sky, and I had little difl|eulty in finding my way down the mountain and reached Brad- ley's before their early bedtime. Little Molly Bradley prlzed the doll all the more for the scars which proved her hairbreadth escape, and her broiher looked lpon the jack-{:l-the-box that had seared a wolf as a )ere as doughty as Jack 1he Giant Kil]cr. Their father seemed to doubt my story till I led him to he scene of my adventure the next morning, and showed him the four wolves, for we found the broken-backed patriarch af- ter a short search. When we returoed with the pelts the Christmas dinner was ready for us, no mean part of it being the partridges, much more nicely cooked by Mrs. Brad- tey than I could have done it cn the tree stnmp had I been, obliged lo. When I went home the next da S there was a full pouch of bnekshot in m3 pocket, but 1 found no use for Jr.--Row- land llobinson, in Chicago Inter Oeeaa. CHRISTMAS CATEGHISM. Do you see the boy? I see the boy. I)o you see lhe bos'sg]ad smile? l see :he boy's glad smile. Why does Ihe boy seen1 so happy? The boy has just made ant a list o| what he wants.qauta Claus to bring him .and.given it to papa, Can you pick out the boy's palm? You bet I can, How eau you pick his h* ti 00,1t . En ..... gland. May prominent Orleanist The President Puts in the Last Day of Hi Southern Visit at I/!ac0n and Augusta, GEL WILS0N'S CO.ILI[} R[VIEW[D, Memorial ,$dt[reSs Pres,nted Ily the COil- (crier;tic Vel erans t:f 31[ t('oD t |to lIIIIl t IVreatrh l"ranaln; Ihe l'r*.aldent'| Vorll: -I'o (?are for |lie ('onto,let,its l}elttl" (In tl;&, (o;'fPder;tt; 31[olltttlaoltl. 3[econ. (;a. I)('c. l:.-.I'rcr,ident Mc- Kinh'y aii'icd here ut !):30 ;.1, Ill. lie was received by a !argt. and enthusias- tic erox (1. The presidcnliul parly tlrm,, mtt 111 the revic;x tn" Kronnds whore (;en. Wil- sOU'S eonlnlainl p;tsFcd before the pres- ident. RI,:('EI'TION AT MACON. At the sta|ioq t]lc presidential par- ty was met by t3 carrkgcs. Lined up along tile s:'roet was tile Seveuih eav- alr S, the hriffht ycllow of their over- [illings slaking a vivid contrast against the fog and drizzle that prc- vailed Afler driving lhrouah the streels, the president tt,ok his place on the reviewig Mund. On one side of the chief execlAive stood (;cu. Wilson attd on the other Ge,.1. lmtes. As the l:';,ffatles passed the respec- tive eomnmndcrs took their phtces on the s!an(I vit|l the presidential party, ])espite tile pcor veeall/er It large and enthuslast[c crowd was on hand, The troops passed in review iu this order: Third rngineers, vohultcer: Second Chio infantry, vohtnteers: eventhvol- rlnteer infatlry; Tenth volunteer in- fantry; Third Nor{ h Carolina illf;i,,itl'x'; Sixlh \\;'irKinia infantry: Seventh car- oh'y, rc'na rs. ,\\; MEMOI{[AL A1)I)I{I':SS. A mcnlorial a(hh'csa wus prescntcd ?o the president by the eonfederate V(teYitl2.S. Thp nos.v fan,.oils refcrcnee "To care for the ('mfed(,rate dead" in the president's Atlanta speech was franled [u n hug'e wreath of flowers and 1)laced on the pedestal of the Con- f(dcrate nloi1UlUOn t. Mrs. MeK]nIey rem,.dncd }n the par- }or car while iu Macon and bowed frc- (luentIs to the crowd lhat gathered It{ the detm. On account of her s!iR'ht cold it was not considered advisable for her lo faec the rain. Prcsident McKinley spoke briefly from the re- viewing" .tand. l!e eonfii)ed his re- nmrks chiefly to the l)ride the Ameri- can people shonhl take iu their army. Generals Wheeler. l,awton. Shatter and Wilson also made short addresses. Gen. Lawton left 1he part S here to fie to lhmtsville. Ata., to take corn- nmnd of (?amp 1,'el'see. Drarted for Augusta. Macon. Ga.. Dee. 19.--.The lU-cshlent and party teft Macon on theh- special train for Augusla at 11:30 n. m.. the trip beAng made over the Georgia road The lmrt S veas scheduled to arrive in Augnsta. which is {he last stop of the o. notable tour. at 3.,,0 p. m. THE LETTER TOLD ALL. "lPh SU!CI(le of Leroy Yr. Midhtm, U ()ne Well-Known l'ot|llcntn in New York and Michigan, Utlea. N. 5".. Dec. 19.----\\;Vlleu James I. Read. a bookkeeper in one of the breweries, opened his mail he fotmd the following letter: "'Snnday, Dec. 18.--Dcar llenry: \\;Vhen thi reaches you l will be a dead man in a roonl at the Metropolitan betel, l"uyette srreel. My son is sick in t)ed in New York and my wife is in absolutely des(ill, re eirenmstanees. "As the last re(tuest of an old friend. for God's sake send her $10. so she will get it Tuesday ntorning. Iler address is Mad S Midlam. 331 West Fourteenth street, New York. l shall have to be buried by the authorities, as I have not one cent But lfenry, be on hand if you can and see that I am put away decently. (;-ood-lv,'c and God bh, ss you. "Your I,'riend. ",\\;Ill. I,EROY W. ,MIDLA,M," Mr. Read slepped tO the tclephone and imluired of the Metropolitan if Mr. MJdlam was a guest there. ]-Ie was told thut he was. Then 311'. Read told the clerk lo send at om,e to his room. break in the door {f ne(.essary and discover the condition of the oc- cupant. Within a few minutes the an- swer was received that Midlam was dead--that he had shot himself. Midlant was abont 6: ) . years of age. lie came here from Georgia many years ago and entered the office of Horatio Seymour as a clerk, He be- came poi)nhtr and was elected city treasurer. Finally he weut to Michi- gan and engaged in business with Horatio Seymour, Jr.. and was very snceessfnl there for a time. He. was a prominent demneratic 1)olitician in that state and was appointed postmas- ter at Mar(tuctte, durb, Cleveland's first term. Two year ago he engaged ir some v.nfortunate speettlatiotts and lost his proper( S. The letter to his friend explains ttv" rest. Hc wrote a letter similar to the above 'o ;'t:oher friend, and one to the authorities. His last occt!patiou was a traveling- sales- man for l'arsons & C6,. tobacco deal- ers of New York. u,h[o. Marquette. Micb.. I)ee. 19.--A private dispatch from Utica. N. Y.. ann(mnces the suicide of Leroy P. Mi(lhlm, the last (lemvratic postmaster of Mar- qt:ctte, lie lately remoxt'd from Mar- quette. Sltd deD Don(tic Kenosha, IVis., Dee. 10..--Edward I c,- t Bain. president.of the Bain Wn,,on ('o., idled from leart troub/e at :Psa(iena. Ca!. was rat, one :t'c tlt '0.'O,(llwz'ton. East St. l.ouls (Ill,) youths are hold- ing a meeting to ottpos,. the passage el a cur fee( ol-diil[tllces. Form(r Scnaior IHacklmrn, of Ken- tucky, is : candidate for another term ht the I')[t,,d F, latcs senate. The dead lmdie of William Lewes- Mein att(I wife were fottnd on their farms, uear , ('ity. Me. Trustee .Io.lcs of the ('hieao canal drainage bc::rd (,xpects that the canal will be completed e,rly in 1900. ]n It eo;llc,;eted electlOll ,,';',st, at louisvilh,. Ill.. il developed that the r('[.lrns lind l)e,: |;tlnl)ered with. lit a wrrck on the indialult:olis, I)e- c;.ttur & ,Vestvrn l'ai]r,:ad uear (;uteri ]1!(].. nile ilnlu 'va killed and several were injtwed. It is prol,aile that both |iOllTCS at ('(;ngTess 'wil[ adjouru f.r the ilolidass \\;Vedncsday- instta( of Thur::('.ay. a yeas cont('nlp!a tt,(I (Jeorc and hller I:hlt!er wr-re con- vieted of murder at ('h ilh'othe, (I. They are boys and were vouicted of slxootlng t)aisv llrowser from nnlbtlsh. ) , Mrs. ('nrdclia I.otkn. is showimz the effects of the strain under which she has been h:lori.,j al the cclclr:ted pt.isouing case trial at San Francisco. The hou:e will have ])assed four routine appropriation bills before the ('hrlstnnts holidays. Sneh expedition is unparallch, d in the attnals of that bed S. In a speech, nl l.ondou, the new J"reneh am/)assador v'tid that with rceiproeal good will the difficulties be- twcen France aud I';ngland woultt dis. a p i)ea r, eablc frets V:u:zibar says that ('apt. M('])on:thl's cxpedititm frot the south is starting down the Rivee So- lint, thus oomph, tin K llritain's 'Calm- to-Cairo" route, Capt. R. H. l"itzhuR'h, the confeder- Or(" veteran, has issued all address tO the negro,'s of l(catucly, advisin that it is useless for t]leUl to try tc rule the whites. .lolls (. Fowh, r. axcd 78. oue of the lnonoers of central .Missouri. died at his home. fern" tnilt east of Sedalia. 31o., from injuries snstained by a fall several lanai h S Ago. (.,)ueeu Victoria ltas sent an auto- raph h'lter to l'rlnee George of Greece congratuhtting him on his ap- l)oinlnlent as high eomntissioner b S the powers in Crete. The steamer l', from Me(liter, ranean ports, arrived at New Yorh with l('ll survivors of the schooner Deer tlilL wlti(d wds abamloned at sea i sinking condition While hunting near Keyesport, Ill., Jacob Knott, a prominent young" farnt- er. wus fatall S injured I) 3 the prema- tare discharge of his gtnt. One side of his faec was |orn axva.v. Four persons were killed and others serionslv injured in Paris by the col- lapse of a house iu course Of constrnc- lion. It is feared tint{ live bodies stil remain buried in the debris. I)ou ('arlos has arrived in vev, ice and is about to visit the pope to secure his holiness' support or at least gain a prontisc of neutrality nt ease he shonhl order an n priMng in Spain. The pope' alloeulion totheandicnee of eardinals, whiett is being 1)repared, is expected to be of ttnumtal impor- tanee, owing to the recent ehnnffes in the sovereignty of Spain's eolonies. Kenneth Ihlte]ter. late of ('o. I,. One thmdred an Fitly-eighth Indiana. shot John ]'yle, a plate-ghtss worker, four times in a saloon at Kokomo. Iud. ]>yle may recover. Butcher is in jail, ) " get elhons cadets at he state college in Lexington, Ky., attempted to as- sassinate their commander. Maj. M. B. Jones, by means of a musket placed so tlmt it would go off when the major entered the renal. "Tom" O'Bricu.thc ouce noted "king of bunco men," is dying" of Bright's disease in New Caledonia, the French penal colony to which he was traus- ported for life for the murder of "Kid(l" Waddell. in Paris, in 1895. THE PUBLIC HEALTH, Fr,vlsioa Deigued to Act as a Cheek Upml the Importation of Adulterated Articles of Food, Vf'ashinKton. Dee. 19.--The agricul- tural approi)riatiou bill contains a re- taliatory oh(use anthorizing the secre- tary of agriculture o inspect import- ed articles dangerons to health and al- so authorizing the seeretar 3, of the treasury to exclude such articles. The restriction is designed to apply to a large nnmber of articles imported train foreign countries. The clause is as follows: The secretary of agriculture, when- ever he has reason to believe that arti- cles are being imported from foreign countries which are dangerous to 1he health of the people of the United States, shall make a request upon the secretary of the treasury for samples from original packages of such arti- cles for inspection and an analysis, and the secretary of the treasury is hereby authorized o open such origi- nal packages and deliver specimens to the secretary of agriculture for the purpose mentioned. And the secretary of the treasury shall refuse delivery of any goods which the seeretarl of agriculture reports o hint have been inspected and attalyzed and found to be adulterated, or otherwise danger- eus tu health." Jk Ctll)ttl| folPbrllota ftt Marlltoa. New" York. Dec'. 19..A dispatch to the \\;orld front Havana says: The Cubans on Snnday celebrated the eeoc- "oat{on of Marianoa. on invitation of Atcaldo" Scnor Gomez De LaManza, Every ;tree( was decorated with American and Cuban flags inter- twined, and at several points were uit. L00iD l0 R[SI gl LIMti, Funeral of Ex-Senator Calvin Brice at His 01d Home at Lima, Ohio. S REMAiHS ESCOBTED 8Y G. A, R, COMRADES rhmtsnnds Gathered to Tttko  L tttt Look at the B,ly--Tl'e ! hi;it Services ' t'lo FIr*t Pre$1)yter|&n Church Attend..d b. YlItors from tt|l l*ttrls of the Coantry-- ]Utoy Floral Trlbutea. ],ilna. O,, l)ee. 20.--This city i Lima. (),0 Dec. 19.-This city im dressed in monrning, and business was suspended while the remains of the late ('alvin ,% lh'ice lay in stale. When the funeral train arrived. Sun- das, the remains were es(m-ted by the G. A. R. posts, the Union "V(eranu. the Elks and others to the old riee honleste.t d At 9 a. m. the same solemn proce shin acted as an escort, to the First l'resbyterian churc.h, where the re- ntains were viewed by thousauIro while old eomrallts did sentillel dttt S. The pall-bearers were W. K. Boone, Walter tl, llitchie. S. S. A'heeter. C. D. ('rites. T. ]), Sobb. If. O. Hohtridge, ,hmes B. Towusend B, Vuile, of I.ima; W. E. llackedorn, of Indianap- olis: Bernard Lay(on. of %Vasltiugton, and George W Hull. of ToIcdo, MARKS OF RESPECT. The shops of the Lake Erie & SVest- era raih-oad were not only closed, but were elaborately draie(I, as were other bniidings. There were many visitor front all parts of the countrs. Among those in attendance with the family were (fen. Samuel Thomas. of New York, and ex-(;ov. ('ha rles Foster, who were closely assoeiated witb the de- ceased for ()vet- twenty )'ears, (icy. Bushnell attd staff were also present. The old honl(.stead and the church were both literally filled with floral tribut(w Till;: FUNERAl, SERVICES. I,rtee fatal- The only member of the ' ' ]3' not present was his son Kirkpat- rick, who is in Chin. att(I no eable- g'ralns have been received in responst 1o those sent ever S day since the death of his father. The funeral services were conducted by the pastor, Dr. ]lohert T]mmpson. at the Market street Presbsterian church, of which Senator and Mrs. Brice were members. 1)r. V. O. Thompsott, president of Miami university at Oxford, O.. deliv- ered an address on "The dead as an example for yonng men." Solos vvPre snng by Prof. J. H. Jones, inehtding "The l,m-d is Mindful of His Own'" front lendelssohn's Oratorio "St Paul" and Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar." At the vnlt in Woodlawn ceme- tery the choir remlered "'Unveil thy bosom faithfnl tomb." ()wing, to the large attendance of visitors only small part of those in at.tcndance gained admission to the church. PUSHING HOMEWARD. Bmtttllon of the Flrt ew York Volunt4nt Speqlng Eastwsrtl--Just florae from Hooolulu. Chicago, Dee. 19.One batta]io of the First New York volunteers, whleh has bcen doing garrison duty in t[ono hlht, and which arrlved in San Fran- cisco u. few days afro, left Pacific Junc- tion, ]a.. to-day over the Burlington road on its way to New York. The detaehment, consisting of about 50{) men, in commad of Col. Barber, is in two sections. The troops will ar- rive in Chicago early Tuesday morn- ing, and will at once leave for he :: east. DISASTROUS FIRE. Bald winavllle, N. Y., Visited by a DlStlttm and Expensive Im4m to Bual- ness Enterprise. Syracuse, N. Y., Dee. 19.--.-Haldwins- vil]e, located 12 miles nor(l( of this city, was visited by a disastrous fire. ]t started in the plant of the Kenyon Paper Co.. and spread rapidly to a building occupied by the New Process Rawhide ('o.. and the stone mill of ]totaling & Co., and the )aiMing ('cu- \\; pied by Clark, & Co. The los. . estimated at $116,000, is nearly covered by insurance. 'reck on the 1 IL - W. htdianapolis, Ind., Dee. 19.--Seven coaches and sieeprs wer demolished in a wreck on the Indianapolis. Deca- tur & Western railroad at Galen, near this city, Sunday morning. Thoma M. Wells, county superintendent of schools, of Tttseoht, 111,, w'as instantly killed, and six others were injured, in- cl)tding three eondnetors of the road, Joseph Mitchell, O1 Lemon and George mith, of Indianapolis. Chared with hextuplu Murder. XVinnipcg, Man., Dee. 19.--A Domin. ion City dispatch ays: Simeon Cnzb v has been arrested, charged with the murder of Wasyl Booebeke and five children six weeks ago, at the Stuart, burn Galieian settlement. The prts. oner will be brought here for triM. An Oetogenarltn &aphyxited. Washington, Dee. 19.--Mrs. Mary Tutt Throekmortou. who in her early life was a leader in society in Wash- ington, died, Sunday, from the effeets of inhaling illuminating gas. which escaped by aecident in her room. She was 88 years of age. 'l'he Frerch Fortl fy|ng ehtteo Auckland, N. Z., Dee. 19.--Stemers which just arrived here report that the Freneh are actively eat fortifying Tachita, lad