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■ m T-. M illbrook R ound T ablk C O B f S T - A .IV T J L .Y I> 3 E V O 'rJ E r > T O T U B O B O E lN ’T H A . X i I> X J T C I 3 [ B » S . VOL. I. . MILLBROOK, N, Y., SATURDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1892. NO, 17, l< irecto] PRANKL.IN A V E N U E . TV. B. SMITH, General Merchandise. J. DOHALDSON, President, Bank of Millbrook and Land and Improve- ment Company, Limited, > ®IOHABD SCOLES. ‘ Cashier, Town Clerk, Notary Public. , •JAMES REARDON. Stoves, Hardware, Farm Machinery. <3. P. REARDON, Furniture, Carpets, Mattings, Trunks, E ta MRS. J, R. HORTON, Millinery and Fancy Goods. -J. MILTON OSBORNE, Clothing, Hats and Caps. MERRITT & OOLVILL, Stoves, Tinware.aud Plumbing. B. VAN VLAOK, “The\ Grocer. •CHARLES OLIVET, Shaving and Hair-cutting. VALENTIN RICKES, Blacksmith. 8. I. JACOBUS. M. D., Office Hours until 9 a . M., 13 to 2 .and 7 to 9. HELEN BOYCE, Boarding House. Hall and Library. ASA LOVELACE, Watches and Jewelry. W. 8. TRIPP, Fresh and Salt Meat. WILLIAM GEMMILL, Boarding House and Livery Stable. FRONT S T R E E T . N. D. & C. E. R. )Freight and ^ Passenger Station, : i Telegraph Office. B. J. TRIPP, Meat and Fish,- Fmit> fcaj Vegetahl«|„ -- R. T. MONFORT, Justice of Peace, Hardware and F arm Machinery. B. H. ANDREWS, Drugs, Soda Water, Ice. W. R. THOMPSON^ Shoemaker. F. W. SWIFT, 5 and 19-cent Goods. Plumbing. J. R. HORTON, Restaurant, Ice Cream, Oysters. DEAN BROTHERS, __________ General Merchandise. CHARLES L SWIFT, ________ Contractor and B u ilder. _______ PHILIP H. MERRITT, Notarv Public W ASHINGTON AVEN U E . a H. MASTI) ; n , Wage SILAS S. MARSHALL, Coa'ch and Carriage Paint H. WOODHOUSB, Contractor and Builder. t r - NORTH A V E N U .i. .^ l ^ B R O O K INN CO., ' * ^ Millbrook Inn. _____ JOSEPH Harness Maker. W. O. LESTER, _______ Flowers, Trees and Plants. W. L. SWIFT, Engineer and Surveyor, MILLBROOK PRINTING CO., Round Table. Job Printing. SWIFT BROTHERS, Lumber. Coal, Lime, Cement. Gates. BBENEZER EDMONDS, Grist Mill; Flour and Feed. FOUNTAIN PLACE. FRANK WELLING, Corilractor and Builder. ■W. J. BEARDSLEY, ^ Architect and Draughtsman. LEACH & GARDNER, Painters, p LEE & BALDWIN, Painters, THE MESSAGE. President Harrison on the State of the Nation. Icaragiia, Hoa<lui.3...dAQrtri.rSu.i.wr. The alarmed attention of our Europllin competitors for the South AmerlceA tesat* ket has been attracted to this now AnoSnoan thetr THE WORK OF FOUR YEARS. Parting Discussion of Important Public Questions, Pensions, PHections and. th e T reas­ u r y —New M a il Subsidies XJrffed— A lso C o n tinued W o r k o n th e New Navy—C h ief A c n o m p U shm e n ts of th e D e p a rtm e n ts . To the Sem te and House ofBepresentatives: In submitting my annual message to Con­ gress I have great satisfaction jn be ing able to say that the general conditions affecting the commercial and industrial interests of the United States are in the highest degree favorable. A comparison o£ the existing conditions with those of the most favored period in the history of the country will. I believe, show that so high a degree of pros­ perity arid so general a diffusion of the com- lorts of life were never before enjoyed by our people. The total wealth of the country in 1860 was $16,139,616,063. In 1890 it amounted to $63,610,000,000, an increase of 287 per cent. The total mileage of railways in the United States in 1880 was 30,6'16; in 1890 it was 167,741, an increase of 448 per c e n t; and it is estimated that there will be about 4000 miles of track added by the close of the year 1893. political relations IS wholly with her , for us, however, to ci ^seat state of thins CENSUS FIGURES. paid. The report of the commissloi _ . labor for the State of Massachusalte shows that 3745 industries 'n • •State - ■ $129,416,248:n ------------ ^uring ----- ----- ------------- — ----- paid $129,416,248 i wages during the year 1891, against $126,030,30.” In 1593, an increase of $3,335,943, arid that there was an increase iof $9,933,490 in the amount of capital and of 7246 in the number ot persons employ ed in 3 same period. SSTISGS OF THE PEOPLE. owin^ comparisons: In 1880 the cajjitel_ invested in manufac- ited in manufac- employes was i,oui,oo:>. V In 1890 the number of employes was 2,251,134. In 1880 the wages earnei were $301,953.- In 1890 the wages earned were $1,221,170,- 'in 1889 the value of the product was $3,- 711,5(9,899. In 1890 the value of the product was $4,- 860,380,837. J, The report of Labor Comniissioner Peck, of New York, shows that during the year 1891, in about six, thousaud manufacturing establishments iu that State embraced withih the apecial inquiry made by him, and Ot different indnitri* was a net increaw over-f 131,313,130.68 in the value and of %\377,935.09 in the i In 1890 the capital investei taring was $21,900,733,884. In ISSO the number of the-year 1690 ot ) 6f the product^ atnount commiss :rles i th a t ?es d the the number of depositors in savings :s ina'eased from 693,870 in 1860 to ‘L* ;93 in 1890, an increaso of 513 per cant, the amou in 3860t 36 of 9.31 ] of denositsin 749. * I t is ( the.se deposits n u ; x s \ ‘c £ ings of wage- ms for nine liey amounted to $45,189,601,947, ane: cess for the nine months of $4,140,211,139. A WORD FOR PROTECTION*. I believe that thele protectiverotective system,which p s r something more than thirty years continuously prevailed in our legisla­ tion, has been a mighty iustrument for the development of our national wealth and a most powerful agency in protecting the homes of our workingman from the inva­ sion of want, I have felt a most solicitous interest to preserve to our working people rates of wages that would not only give daily bread but supply a comfortaDle mar­ gin for those home attractions and family comforts and enjoyments without which life is neither hopaful nor sweet. It is not ray purpose to renew here the argument in favor of a protective tariff. The result of the recent election must be a c­ cepted as having introduced a new policy. \VVe must assume that the present tariff, constructed upon the lines of protection, is to be repealed, and that there is to hr — stituted for it a toi’iff law constructed WIERRITT AVENUE. SILAS D. HART, Painter and Bapar Hanger. open an American mill or keep up th e : of an American workman, but that in every case such a rate of d uty is to be imposed as will bring to the Treasury o f the United States the largest returns of revenue. The contention has not been between schedules, but between principles, and it would be offensive to suggest that the pre­ vailing pm’ty will nob carry into legislation the principles advocated by it and the pledges given to the people. The tariff bills passed by the House of Representatives at the last session were, as I suppose—even in the opinion of their promoters—inadequate, and justified only by the fact that the Senate and Bouse of Repr^ontatlves were not in accord and that a general revision could not, therefore, bo undertaken. I recommend that the whole subject ot tariff revision bo left to the incoming Con- gres,s. It is matter of regret that this work must be delayed for a t least three months; foi- the threat of great tariff changes intro­ duces so much uncertainty that an amount, not easily estimated, of business iiiactioa and of diminished reductidn will necessarily result. It is posible also that this uncer­ tainty may result ip decreased revenues from customs duties, for our merchauts will make cautious orders for foreign goods in view of the prospect of tariff reduqtions ana -the uncertainty as to when they will take FOREIGJf RKLAflOkS. Our relati ons with foreign nations are now Undisturbed by any serious controversy. The complicated and threatening differences with Germany and England relating to Bamonn affairs, with England in relation to the seal fisheries in the Bering Sea, and With Chile growing out of the Baltimore affair, have been adjusted. , . . There have been negotiated and concluded iriff law, oommMv „ to reciprocal trade iwing- couatries: Brasil, Do- ublic, Spain for n Republic, Rico,_ Guat Cuba and Ivador, CANADA AND THE UNITED STAfXd. The controversy as to tolls upon the Wtl- .nd Canal, which was presented to- Coa» gross a t the last session by special message, having failed of adjustment, I felt — strained lo exercise the authority Confi I Canal to cargoes in transit to pbrlit w, ida. The Secretary ot the Trea**f|r established such tolls as were thought to Ito equivalent to the exactions unjustly levlid upon our commerce in the Canadian canato. There is no disposition on the part of tba people or Government of the United Statoa ,er whether, i d trendrend of t present state of things and t of this is to continue, our interchanges upon lli of land transportation should not be p u t u on a different basis, and our entire in' >f Canadian canals and of the ! pendenoe of Canadian cam Lawrence as an outlet_ to theesea sea secured istructionstruction ;b seen _ . con of an American around the Falls of Niagai a and the ing of ship communication between the GreiM^ Lakes and one of our own seaports. We should notiiesitate to avail o u rsdv# of our gi’eat natural trade advantages. Wa should withdraw the support which is givtot to the railroads and steamship lines of Ciik* ada by a traffic that properly belouf ” \ ---- and no longer furnish r lighten the otherwi-\'—” jrmoiM put '■en to them eorushint weight of Nto ; subsidies that have bMOl _________ The subject of the pDwer«< Treasury to deal with this matter witA.* : further legislation has been under onto jration, but circumstances have vdtm poned a conclusion. It is probable that a consideration o f the propriety ot a modiflea-' tiou or abrogation of the article of. the Treaty of Washington relating to transit of goods in bond is involved in any complete solution of the question. THE CHILEAN TROUBLE. Congress a t the last session was kept ad* rised o f the progress of the serious and for a inae threatening differences between ^ United States and Chile. It gives me now great satisfaction to report that the Chileefi Government, in a most friendly and ho has tlhdared and pa ‘d “ able spirit, demnity to the fai \ Itimore who we ra injured j u r e f ' pai as a n iar I sailors of the were in in the outbreak in the city Valparaiso the sum of $75,000. This has accepted, not only as an indemnity f wrong done, but as a most-— dence that the Government • appreciates the disposition o ment to act in a spirit ot the fairness and friendliness in . with that bravee people.ople, A further and pe m of the 1 Oiusive evidence _ „ ifldence now eristli t that a convention submitting t( tion the mutual claims of thecitiii respective Govt Gavecnmei es of the s killed and to those who outbreak m the cit of er and cob - 16 mutual respect and lag is furnlshsd byT a submitting to arbil ' the cltiisn POSTAL AFFAIRS. for the y ear end] Sitlew taSR theiMeficienV^f^thapreoe^g deucy of the present fiscal . will not only be extinguished during the next fiscal yearj> but a surplus of nearly onO million dollars should then be shown; In these calculations the payments to be made under the contracts for ocean mail service have not been included. The number of postoffices has been in- creasedbyaWO during the year; and during the post four yeai’s and up to October 29 ias$ the total increase in the number of of­ fices bus been nearly nine thousand. The number of free-delivery offices has been nearly doubled in the last four years, and the number of money-order offices more tbandoubled within that time. For the three years ending June 83. 1892, the postal revenue amounted to $197,744,3-59, “* ----- .increaseof ----- . crease dm-ing the last three yeai ing more than three and a half times i eat as the increase during the three yeai's ding June 80,1888. OUR NAVAL PROGRESS. food have been Intrc _____ Secretary is of the opinion that t h i s ___ use of the products of corn has already stimulated exportations, and that if dili­ gently persecuted large and important mar­ kets can preeantly be opened for this great American product, It may, I think, be said without challenge that in no corresponding period has so much been done as dmdng the last four years for the benefit of American agriculture. NEED OF NATIONAL QIIAHANTINE. The subject of quararitine regulations, in­ spection and control was brought suddenly to my attention by the.arrival a t our ports in August last of vessels infected with cholera. Quarantine regulations should be uniform au all our ports. XTrider the Con­ stitution they are plainly within the ex­ clusive Federal jurisdictiou when and so far as Congress shall legislate. In my opinion the whole subject should be taken into National control and adequate power given to the Executive to protect our people against plague invasions. On the 1st of September last I approved regula­ tions establishing a twenty-day quaran- all vessels bringing immigrants (Sf our new navy. When the present Secre­ tary entered upon his duties only three modern steel vessels were in commis-sion. The vessels since put in commission and to be put in commission during the winter will make-a total of 19 during his administra­ tion of the Department. During the cur­ rent year 10 war vessels aud 3 navy tags have been launched, and during the four years So vessels will have been lauuched. Two other large ships and a torpedo boat are under contract and the work upon tl— well advanced, and the four monitors Contracts have been let during this ad- ministration, under the appropriations for the increase of the Navy, including new ves­ sels and their appurtenances, to the amount of $a5,000.000, and there has been expended dui’ing the same period for labor a t navy yards upon similar work $8,000,000 without the smallest scandal or charge of fraud or partiality. THE NAVAL SHLITIA. brought into cordial and co-operative rela­ tions with the Navy, is another important Achievement. Thera are now enlisted in tbeseorgSUiZations 1800 men, and they are likely to be greatly extended. I recommend inch legislation and appropriations as will THE SUBJECT OF PENSIONS. is'Of the cItiisns*of 4 C ^ b | e d v ^ » ^ s '? f ' llm' sate h(w been for this ; THE ITALIAN AFFAIR. Pensiu _ , -- ---------- by the Secretary of the Interior i n __ ‘report, wiil attract great attention. Judged by the aggregate amount ot work done the lastyear nos been the greatest in the history of the office. X believe that the organization of the office is efflei fha^ the work, has been done Tiia passaice of what is ' ityWU as was fo i>MMMad the anboa _________ disabled vetorans of the civil war. The -Stts ^ r this ftspM year was $144,* ,009, and that amount was appro­ The friendly act of this Government in expressing to the Government of Xtaly its reprobation and abhorrence of the lynching of Italian subjects in New Orleans, by the payment of 13-3,000 francs, or $24,330,99, was accepted by the King ot Italy with every mamfestatioa of gracious appreciation, and the incident has beea highly promotive of mutual i-espeot and good will. THE TREASURE. The report o f the Secretary of the Treas­ ury will a ttract especial interest In view of the many misleading stitements that have been made as to the state of the public rev­ enues. Three preliminary facts should not only be stated, but emphasized, before look­ ing into details! First, that the public debt* has been red u c e since March 4, 18S9, $339,074,200, and the annual interest charge $i;l,634,469; second, that there have been paid out for pen­ sions during this administration up to November 1. lS5i, $432,564,178.70, an excess of $114,466,386.09 over the sum expended during tne parted from Marcu I, 1835, to March i, 1889, and third, that under the — isting tariff up to December I about $ 000,000 of revenue, wnich would have \eotedup '056,000, and th at amount was app priated, A defloiency amounting to tI0,» o08,62l mast be provided for a t this session, '\'-a estimate for pensions for the fiscal year ling June 39, 1894, is $163,000,000. The mmissioner of Pensions believes that if I present legislation and methods are 3 people s ls before. pie from all the States did mi glorious recollections ot the grand review, when these men and many thousand others now in their graves were welcomed on by hoarding i t in the Treasury, or deposited in favored banks without interest while the Government continued to pay to • banks intersst upon the bonis t tue extended pension legis­ lation was a public robbery, or^ that the dutie-s noon sugar should have beea main­ tained, I am content to leave the argument where it now rest , while we wait to see whether these criticisms will take the form °^The*^r6vemies for the fiscal year ending Juno 30,1892, from all sourcei were $423,- 868,260,22, and the expenditures for all pur­ poses were $4l5,»53.Sa6.56, leaving a balance all a t issue. a gricultura l DEPARTMENT WORK. The report of the Secretary of Agricul- ire contains^not onjy a most inter^tirng itratiou of gestions for ta re contains — ----- Statement ot the pro^ossivo and i work done under the admmistra Treasury aud the bank redemption fund, passed by the act of July 14, 1890, to the general fund, fur­ nished in large part the cash available and used for the payments made upon the pub­ lic debt. Compared with the year 1891, our receipts from customs duties fell off $43,- 06.J, 241.08. while our receipts from internal revenue increased $8,334,823.13, leaving the net loss ot revenue from these principal sources $33,7a4,417.93. The net loss of revenue from all sc The revqi the fiscal 5 placed byte., - -------- m - i ’o and the exeenditures at $461,3.-, showing a surplus of receipts ovei' expendl- ires of $3,000,000. The cash balance in taa * * e end of the fiscal year it is , estimated ending' Juu $33%75,97l8L .nd actual, for The estimate 1 receipts for ttw ingJui ^5l33, leavii doess notot Includenclude anyny paymlayment SILVEK BOUGHT AND COINED, ITiis doe n I a p to tne sinking fund. payment ^ e refbr $34,106,603 innCtes.^^ average price p tid S s U » « c d m 'i^ ya March 31, 1893. In view ot monetary coateronce is iLOv no conolusiott has yet heen hold atiy TecommeiiaftUott upoh this subjeot. ' Tte* a ry conference is now sitting arid that lolusion hss yet been reached, I with* leudation as to legislation S™%4, and $188,000,000 per annu I adhere to the viei messages tb filers of the ofnational concern and duty. Ferhap no emotion cools sooner than that of gratitude, but I cannot believe that this process has yet reached a point with our people that would sustain the policy of remitting the care of these disabled veterans to the iuade- tato agencies, provided by local laws. Tne the surviving Union veterans of the war of the rebellion was a most touching and thrill­ ing episode, and the rich and gracious wel­ come extended to them by the District ot Columbia and the applause that greeted urope, tl the first. free in­ meat products in the , the Seeretary has been ■ ■ lulating and aid- oases the utmost preoautiou There ger that with the coming of spring i _____ will again appear, and a liberal appropria­ tion should be made a t this session to enable our quarantine and p ort officers to exclude the deadly plague. W e are peculiarly subject in our great ports to the spread of infectious diseases by reason of the fact that unrestricted emigra­ tion brings to us out of European cities, in the overcrowded steerages of great steam­ ships, a large number of: personssons whose per whose ths easy victims of. the plague. This consideration, as well as those affecting the po­ litical, moral, and industrial interests of our country, lead mo to renew the sug­ gestion that admission to our country and to the high privileges of its citizenship should be morC restricted and more careful. We have, 1 think, a right and owe a duty to our own people, and especially to our work­ ing people, not only to keep out the vicious, the ignorant, the evil disturber, the pauper, —d the contract laborer, but to check the ion now coming PROTECTION FOR RAILWAY EMPLOYES. In I'euewingthe recommendation which 1 have made in three preceding an­ nual messages that Congress should legislate for the protection of railroad employes against the dangers incident to the old, and iuadeqaato methods of brak­ ing and conpling which are still in use upon freight trams, I do so with the hope that this Congress may take action upon the subject. Statistics furnished by the In­ terstate Commerce Commission snow that during the year ending June SO, 1891, there a 47 different styles of car couplers i ted to be in use, and that during the sat 140 injured. Nearly 16 per pent. .. Aths occurred in the ooupling and Unooup- liug of cars, and over 36 per cent, of the in­ juries had tbe same orisdn. ELBQTIONS AND APPDRTIONMKNni. Xir«vAlniM«halftib«''Vtoir'«aa«aI mm *- sagte* which It haa been my dnty to mbmlt to Congress, called attention t a tbe evils and dangers connected with our electi(>n methods and practices as they are related to the choice ot officers ot the National Government, my last annual message I endeavored tt yoke serious attention to the evils of unfair ■ ‘or ~onf I cannot close ____ ttention tc )rtionments f C is message with( adorn and pur:ity , lality of the elector, witl ______ ' ’h . the Government (N)uld ne med and without the e guaranty levor have tal Goverament. In 1 1 endeavored to ia- o the evils of unfair or Congrass. I cannot close lont again calling attention to these grave and threatening evils. I had hoped th a tit was possible to secure a non­ partisan inquiry, by means of a commission, into evils the existence of which is known to all, and that out of this might grow legisla­ tion from which all thought of partisan ad­ vantage should be eliminated and only the higher thought appear of maintaining the freedom and pur of the ballot and the equality of the elector, without the | oc whic the Govi been formed and which it cannot c and prosperity. I t IS time that mutual charges of unfair­ ness and fraud between tbe great parties should cease, and that the sincerity of those who profess a desire for pure and honest elections should ba brought to the test of their willingness to free our legislation and our election methods froin everthing that tends to impair the Dubllo confidence in the announced result. The necessity for an in­ quiry, and for legislation by Congress, upon this subject is emphasized by the fact that the tendency of the legisla­ tion in some States in recent years has in some important particulars been away Irom and n ot toward free and fair elections plane of patriotism while we devise that shall secure the right of every mat qualified by law to cast a free ballot and giv« 10 every such ballot a n equal value in choos­ ing our public officers and in directing the policy ot the Go'^ Jo'^ernment? against lynch I lom to participate in 1 The total trade in Europe in May, 1893, t 000 pounds, against 46,9 inth Of 1891; m Juns previoul*y©ar; in July tl of 41 per cent, and in Aj igainsc 46,- samo month of the there Was an increase it of 55 oer cent. increase in the number ot pounds of our ex­ port of pork product of 62 per cent., and an ‘ increased from •'-9,500.000 [uds in 1839 to 230,500.00( or about 60 percent. Dut ig the past year there have been eioorted )1,6J7 head Of live cattle as against 30a, 78h ----- ...J locn iTihj., increased exporta- Agrioultural products coustitatad 78*t per >jnt. of our unprocedeated exports for the fiscal year which closed Jnu?. i?*® (17.676, which ezCadds by more than $150,- OOOiOiH) the shipment of agricultural pro­ ducts in any previous year. An interesting and a promising work for tbo benefit of the American farmer has begun through agents of the Agtl- ctiltaral Dapwtment in Europe, and i n ­ sists in efforts to introduce the various ryo offered a favorable ^pportunit.v Lawlessness is not less such, but more, here it usurps the functions of the peace ..fleer aud of the courts. The frequent lynching of colored people accused of crime is without the excu se which has sometimes besn urged by moos for a failure to pursue the appointed methods for the punishment of crime,, that the accused have im undue influence over courts and juries. ISuch acts are a reproach to the community where they occur, and so far as they can be made the subject of Federal jurisdiction the strongest repressive legislation is demanded. A public senti- —eat that will sustain the officers of the w in resisting mobs and in protecting ac- ised persons in their custody should be pro­ ofed by every pbssible means. The o£- :ar wno gives his life in the brave dis- large of this duty is worthy of special nonor. No lesson needs to be so urgently impressed upon our people as this, that no worthy end or cause can bs promoted by lawlessnc LAST WORDS. ...J public in the hope that there wiil be found in it a due sense of responsibility and an earnestpurposo to maintain the national honor and to promote the happiness and prosperity of all our people. And this brief exhibit Of the growth and prosperity of the country will give us a level from which to note the increase or decadeuoO that new legbilafive policies may bring to us. There is no reason why the national influence, power, and prosperity should not observe tbe sa(no rate ot increase that have charac­ terized the past thirty year.s. We carry the •great impulse and mcre-ise Ot these years into, the lutare* There is no re.isoa why in ■■ ction we should [any lines of production w e should not sur­ pass all other. nritipiiSA?, wo have already done in some. There are no near frontiers to our possible developftient. Retrogression would be a crime. • BEkJAMlN HABKUSON. Executive Mansion,' Deoeiriher 6,1893, WHITE EOegi J i flOI. Death Again Invades President Harrison's Home. Eer, Di. Scott Follows Hia Wsll-lot*! Dangliter to the Toinh, The. shadow of death cast a sombre clou# over the Executive Mansion again, and the Fresidont and bis family spent nearly the entire day a t the bedside of Dr, Scott, tba President’s venerable father-in-law, await-. ing the inevitable, which, owing to the un­ expected vitality displayed by the invalid^ did n ot happen as soon as was anticipated, Dr. Gardner visited the sick-rpom at 7 le case was beyond [. He (lid what h* o’clock and found that the ci the power of medical skill. Ho (Jid wl d man’s last the family‘that tl ind. In h is opini could not live ’more than a fe’ could to ease the old man’s la st hours t In h is opinion the invaTlA delicately notified the fami was near a t hai the ( ours, And might pass away in a few minutes. He added sorrowfully, that he would not call again,as theifewas absolutely nothing short of A- miraole that could prolong lile much Ion- Dr. Scott has proved a most remarkable patient, aud bad already JLived much longer than hiB family even hoped for. Notwith­ standing his 93 years be has enjoyed excep­ tionally good health up to the time of hta last sickness, aud his mental 'vigor seemed to ness. On the 19bh instant he was strick! with a cold, accompanied by a Jaw, consuL_ ing fever, and continned getting weaker and weaker u ntil Saturday last^ u hen h e rallied to such an extent that the family were en­ couraged to believe he might recover. The improvement in his condition was, however,^ of short duration, and the following aveit- • ‘ had a relap . . . - ing he had a relapse, since which tim e h» steadily lott ground until the spark of lif* was extinguished. .The Rev. John Witherspoon Scott. D. D,, was born in Bt aver county. Pa., June 1800, and was, iheretore, in the 93d year of his a?e. He was a son of George McElroy Scott, a native of Bucks county, who att^- w ^ d want to Boaver county to take charge of a Presbyterian church. 'Dr. Scott graJuated from a collega at Wnnh ngton, Pa., and subsequently t ^ k a posi-graduaied course a t Ya.e. Afterward he accepted a professorship in the collega from Which he graduated, which positiem u* irtw o years. About this time ha id Mary Neal, , _ file ihere ____ . chUdren wore born to him. Elizabeth, a fter­ ward Mrs. Lord; Caroline, aftsrs Harrison, and John Neal Bcott._ ----- -------------- .0 him. j d Mrs. Lord; Caroline, t ___ risen, and John Neal Bc( A number of years later I ed the Oxford, Ohio, Female College ai , 1850 became its president. As he advanesd, Dr. Scott Dr. Seotb found- tie College and to ___ As ho advanesd in years Dr. Scott gave np college wuri^ on<i coming to Washington he wmsimpcdat* ed- to a clerkship in the Interior ment, which position he held up to the tto|» oftbeadvent to Washinzton PFetotoad HanrtoMi, 'whoatoretogoed at the taelHMa le i the happy, cootentod maA traaqiil ( b W s ence that a man of his age so thoroogl^ apf preciates after a life of activity. K r m f care was taken that hs should be not only physically comfortable, but should have every want common to one of his mental cahbre supplied. The room he occupied waa one of the best iu the house, the windows overlooking the main entrance, the front lawn and Pennsylvania avenue. I t was a pleasant room, and showed, in its contents the care felt for his e'^ery need, as well as the tastes end inclinations of the occupant. It was supplied with the favorite books from which the members of the houssbold would read to him, and had iu i t also a large writing desk, where the doctor attended to A large correspon-lence, much of his mail being from hU old college friends. Dr. Scott was always tho first riser of the President’s household, and was usually about long be­ fore the family were stirring. Although he always had a carriage a t his disposal he scarcely ever used it, preferring to walk when possible. He was engaged for months prior to his death on a voluminous genealogV of the Seott family b a t was aaable to flnisn $ 12,000 IN A HAME. A Dying Otioan’s Queer Bequest to an ITnkno'wn. A n extraordinary legacy appears in the •will of J. O. Marshall, a wealthy widower of Minerva, Ohio. He is in failing healthi childless and makes his will public now, with the request that the nevrspapers will help him to locate the principal beneficiary. In memory of his dead wife he bequeathes real estate worth $13,000 to Miss Della Speakman, a lady whom he never knew, but i ' tered as delegat s to the State Convention of Societies of Christian Endeavor held a t East Liverpool October, 1891. He doei this because her name is the same as that pf hiz departed wife before their maiwiage. In conclusion the will sayS: “This I give to an unknown friend with tho hope that she wiU rejpectand honor tho name of my only earthly frienil.” lEVDNIY-rOUE LIVES LOST, They ¥ e n t Down W itli The fapaneas Warship Chishimattikan. by the sinking of tbe Japanese warship Chishiroarukan, which was in collision intlto Inland Saa with the BchLb steamer Raf The Vessel filled and, sank rapidly that there was no opporturfity afforded 10 lower the boats away. Bonie of the lost wont down m the snip, while oih rs weie drowned to- fore assistance could reach them from tM Ravanna. The Jatt r vessel was badly oumaied, her bow i pjngstove in, and itJ** quirt'd tho utmost effort to k e e p h tr afloat. The passei g e ts on the Ravanna transferred to the steamer Em p ress of Ja­ pan, bound f o r Shanglinl, w h ich came up .shortly a lte r tbe cOllissioii Occurred. Tbi* ■is donebecaus- th e \U - --------’* aii-aij they would no their V€A!»1 into iion- iJ v a n n a ’s i lOt succeed in g e tti^ M iss 'F awoett , who beat the senio* , wraugler a t Cambridge 'UnlTernity, is still to residence a t Neurnham, and iecon*toaia§ h tr studies. I t is not unlikely that sto w!* remain as mathematical lecturer of th* It is not ui athematical

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