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8ATURDAY, AUGUST 10,1889.
CON.ISTENCYOFA PROTECTIVE TARIFF.
Whether or not a tariff shall be laid
^n foreign products sent into this ccun
try for sale in competition with similar
domestic products, will be found largely
a question of doing justice by our own
people, when once freed from the laby
rinth of maxims and theories with which
"Tariff reformers" seek to surround the
issue between the policies of Protection
and Free Trade.
The men who preach for free trade
with Europe will not, and dare not, con
tend tbat their neighbors should send
money to distant cities for goods, even if
in so doing a few cents may be saved on
each pnn'hase. N01 are they likely to
consent that peddlers may come into
home communities, and without license
(a taiiff) sell their wares, when similar
articles are on the shelyes of home mer
chants who pay taxes for the snppoit of
local and state governments.
The same policy requires foreigners
with machinery and capital bej ond our
reach, and whose power may be used
for our detriment, to pay something
and pay wellby way of tariff when
coming here with their products to com
pete against American enterprise and
American capital, which are steadily
taxed witLout possibility of escape or
desire for evasion.
Protection for domestic industries is
but the broadening of that humane and
natural policy observed in keeping for
the members of our family such money
as they can conveniently earn, rather
than paying it out tostrai.gers the same
we advocate in local communitiestiad
mg with the home merhants, employing
home mechanics, patronizing home
papers in short, Protection requires
the sending away of no money that may
be prudently retained for the comfort
of our own households and advance
ment of the community in which we
make our home
The appointment of John-F., Patty of
Louisiana as a naval officer at New Or
leans, a $5,000 position, will be hailed
with delight by all the Coloied people
of the country, excepting of course, cer
tain persons who wished for the place
themselves. It is very evident that the
uninimous "kick" that went up from
the Colored pi ess of the country is be
ing heeded by the leading polititions.
The appointment of Americua N. Neeley
as receiver of public moneys at Little
Rock, Ark., is a gracious a t, which all
will recognize. Perhaps after all, the
recognition Riven to the Colored ele
ment may in time be something like it
should be bat considerable still re
mains to be done in that direction.
It is very ufortunate that Mr. Ameri
eus M. Neely, whose name appears in
the list of presidential appointments
this week, as reciever af public moneys
at Little Rock, Ark was foully mur
dered about three months ago. Had
Neeley known that he was so solid with
the administration he might ha\e been
more careful of his utterances which
caused his murder last May. However
the president can easily remedy his
mistake by appointing gome other Col-
ored man to the position and in this con
nection, what's the matter with Judge
M. W. Gibbs.
Mrs. Jennie Overstreet living at 627
Center street, Louisville, Ky., clgims to
be the oldest Colored woman in the
state. She is 109 years of age, She was
born in Spencer county, Ky., in 1780,
but does not appear to be over 70 years
Roll of Members of St. James
Charlie Allen, Joseph Adams, J. P.
Anderson, Ralph Allen, Mrs. Cora Ad
ams, R. H. Ahderson, Mrs. Eliza Ander
son, Mrs. Elizabeth Bannister, Sam'l R.
Rurnett, Mrs. Maggie Bernard, Miss
Lizzie Black, Mrs. G. M. Berry, An
drew J. Bell, Mrs. \mandaJ. Bell,
Miss Alice Berry, Bruce Bryant, Mrs.
Clayborn, Mrs. Nellie Cotter, Mrs Carrie
Conway, Miss Man'die Conway, Mrs.
Lizzie Clay, Maitha Cheek, widow of
Rev. T. A. Cheek, David Cotton, Mrs.
Millie Chaverous, Edward Claxton, J.
C. Cooper, Mrs. Mary Copper, Mrs.
Maggie Duckett, George Duckett, Wm.
Dorris, Abbey Dorris, Mrs. Dorris, Jos
hua Dorris, Mrs. Lizzie Dorris, Mrs.
Margaret Epps, Mrs. June Elzie, Mrs.
Clara Ellin, Mr. EM D, Mrs. Alice Evans
Our earth is a great reservoir of mag
netism, and great currents aw in con
stant flow, always in the same direction,
much after the fashion of the Gull
Stream and other "rivers in the sea."
That these powerful earth currents have
an appreciable effect upon the human
organism is universally conceded, and
the only point for discussion is how to ad
just ourselves to these currents, so that
the effect shall be for good and not evil.
The one position longest maintained by
our bodies is that assumed in sleep, and
the best opinion seems to be that one
should lie parallel with the polar axis,
that is, head to north or south. To test
the matter, we suggest a trip in the ele
gant sleepers of the "Burlington," ad i
rect north or south line for 350 miles
along the Mississippi, and find out how
soundly you can sleep when in accord
with the polar currents. For informa
tion as to the tickets, rates, etc., address
local agents or write to W. J.C. Ken
yon, Gen. Pass. Agent, C. B. & N. R.
St. Paul, Minn.
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above named dates round trip excursion
tickets to points in Minnesota, Dakota,
Ntbraska, Kansas, Texas, Mississippi,
Tennessee, Indian Territory, Colorado,
Idaho, New Mexico. Montana, W j'oming
Arizona, Missouri, Iowa, Louisiana and
Alabama at rate ofONE FARE for round
Tickets gcod 30 da fiom date of sale
which tickets are sold.
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or write to
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Lake Minnetonka Trains.
With the change in time Sunday, July
7th, the Minneapolis & St. Loais Rail
way will inaugurate a faster time sche
dule between all Lake Minnetonka
points than is in effect via any other
lines. Seo small folders.
August oth and 20th, September 10 cerning rates an routes and for tickets
and 24th and October 8th.
The office of THE APPEAL has been
moved from Union Block to No 76 East
Fifth street between Cedar and Minn- ..o
esota where we have more commodions informed about Chicago affairs,
and desirable quarters. All of our
friends are invited to call at any time.
PLAYING PRODIGAL SON
Rev. William Gray of Illinois ar
ranges a Surprise for his
Scene at a Gamp Meeting.
La Harpe, 111., Aug. 7Tuesday was a
great day at the Methodist camp-meet
ing, which was held in a grove near the
city. Rev. Wm. Gray was the preacher.
Mr. Gray is slender in form and possess
ed of a deep melodious voice, which,
however, grows shrill in exhortation.
The reverend gentleman woie a plug hat
of venerable pattern his velveteen vest
was of the vintage of 1845. The choir
consisted of seven men and four women
under the leadership of Jerry Lewis.
For more than a week it had been hint
ed about town that there was going to
be a surprise, but no one knew what it
would to be.
At early morn the people began to
gather and at 10 o'clock there were at
least 2000 people in the grove. Half an
hour later, and with much deliberation
and many bows to his brethren and sis
teis, Rev. Mr. Gray removed his hat
and Jinen duster while the choir sang
'We'll Get There By andr By." Then
the pastor opened the Bible and read the
parable of theyprodigal son. After read
Mark Ford, Mrs. Emma a Grooms,'
Mrs. Emma Glover, Hamilton
Giles, Hilda H. Giles, Mrs. Addie J.
Henry Edward Henry, Mrs. Virginia
Howard, Mrs. Delia Hunter, Mrs. Lau
ra Hampton, Mrs. J. M. Henderson, B.
A. Henderson, Stephen Harris, Mrs.
Stephen Harris, Mrs. Martha Hopkins,
Wm. H. Harris, Mrs. Louisa Harrin, F.
W. Hackett, Geo. W. Hance, Willis
Harris, Mrs. Victoria Hickett, Dan'l
Hardin, Mrs. Cora Howard, Mrs. Mary
Hatcher, Joseph H. Jacobs.Mrs. Francis
Jacobs, Robt. A. Jefferson, Mrs. Mary
Jefferson, Mrs. Millie Jefferson Field
ing W. Jones, Mrs. Elmira Jones, Ed
ward Jackson, Mrs.Sabria Kellum.T. H.
Lyles, Mrs. Amanda Lyles.C. B. Lazen
berry, Mrs. B. M. Lazenberry, Mrs.
Louisa Louis, Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrence,
Miss Alice Lawrence, Mrs. Lizzie Law
rence, Mrs. Mamie Lewis, Mrs. Nettie
Loomis, Mis. Electra Liggins, Glenora
Lewis, Mrs. Mary Mann, Mrs. Mary Mc
Clam, Mis. Jane Mitchell, Mrs. Laura
Morris, Mrs. Emma Mitchell, Mrs.
Anna Moffatt, Thomas McCauley,
Miles Parker, Mary Parker, Chas
Parker, F. D. Parker, Mrs. Emma
Parker, Hezikiah Parker, Mrs. Hez'ki
ah Parker, Mrs. Blanche Powell, Mrs.
Cornelia Porter, Wm. Queen, Mrs. An
na Robbius, Miss Lizzie Roach, Mrs.
Matilda Roberson, Wm. Stafford, Mrs
Mary Stafford, Mrs. Mary Storks, Seigt.
A. J. Smith, Mrs. Josephine Smith,
March Salters, Anna Salters, M. M!
Smith, Miss Hattie Sheppard, Jennie
Savage, Miss Mamie Sealig, Richmond
Taylor, Mrs. E.Thomas, Mrs. Mamie
Teabeau, Mrs. Fannie Turner, Mrs
Sarah Waldon, Kealer Williams, Mrs.
Florence Williams.Mrs. Lizzie Williams',
Carlos H. Williams, Frank M. Williams
Mrs. F. M.Williams,E W. Williams.Miss
Weir,Harry Wilson.Mrs. Mary E Walk
er, Mrs. Edith Washington, Clarence
Washington. Probationers: William
A. Williams, Olney Record, Mrs. Anna
Kelley.Sam'lHatcter.Mrs. A. M. Smith.
N. B. If the names of any have been
overlooked please be kind enough to
notify your class-leaders. We want the
list fully correct before printing annual
Mrs. Maria Ford
eda, "Where is the prodigal
son of to-day? Is he feedin' hisself on
husks after he has spent his living in
subbtance rioting'? If dar's a prodigal
roamin' round in de world (an' he
might be roamin' right round here for
all you people know) I tell him now to
come to his Father and hisself again.
The congregation became wildly dem
onstrative dnring this exhortation and
cries of amen and Hallelujah were in
cessant. The pastor was plainly deep
earnest. His voice became tremulous,
and his sentences ended with a high
singing inflection. While the excite
ment was at its height Rev. Mr. Gray
paused, and placing his hands to his
ears as though listening to some dis
tant sound, stepped to the edge of the
platform. The effect was magical. The
congregation became so quiet that birds
could be heard flitting in the branches
There was a tattling n,ise and a tintin
nabulation which sounded queerly in
the forest. The strange noises grew in
volume every moment until many of
the sisters ran in terror to their quaking
escorts. The pastor was deeply agitat
ed. He pianced about the platform,
while his ej es rolled as though they
v\ ei set on a pivot. His face twitched
convulsively, and he moved his arms in
a most frantic manner. Finally a huge
man of dark complexion burst through
the thicket, and ran into the midst of
congregation. He affected a mournful
mien, despite his exertions, which sett
streams of perspiration down his fat
cheeks. He was dressed in the most
delapidated apparel, while cooking
utensils of all kinds and ages hung in
profusion about his shoulders. He fell
on his knees amid a crash of tinware
and iron. "The prodigal son am come,"
exclaimed the preacher with a bioad
giin at the success of his plans. "Rise
up, children and 'brace him befo' we
kill the fatted calf." The prodigal rose
to his feet with a sheepish look, while
the tears rolled down his cheeks. He
very much resembled Sam Smith, a lo
cal artist, who has mastered the art of
annointing ceilings with a bioad brush.
As soon as he arose Rev. Gray leaped
from the pulpit and clothed him with a
hite robe, while worshippers gathered
about him and shook him by the hand.
When this was over, a banquet, consist
ing principally of fatted calf, roasted,
was served at which the prodigal came
near smashing the record. It was re
ported later that the piodigal's stomach
was giving him much embarrassment.
J. M. H.
On August 6th and 20th, Sept. 10th
and 24th, and October 8th, "The Bur
lington" will run from all stations,
"Harvest Excursions," at very low
rates for the round trip, tickets good for
thirty days. Tickets will 3 sold to al!
points in Arkansas, Indian Territory,
New Mexico,Wyoming, Montana, Idaho,
Utah, Colorado, Dakota and Mississippi
to all points in Southern Missouri, be
yond Butler.Clinton and Springfield, ex
cept points on the Missouri river to all
points in Kansas and Nebraska, except
points on the Missouri river to all points
in Minnesota west of Belgrads (on the
Soo Line,) Morton on (Minneapolis & St.
Louis Ry.,) Little Falls (on the N. P.
Ry.,) and Wilmar, (on the Manitoba to
all points in Tennessee, except Mem
phis: all points In Louisiana, except
5 New Orleans and till points in Alabama,
except Mobile. For full particulars con-
The MINNEAPOLIS & ST. LOUIS St. Paul, or address W. J. C. Kenyon,
RY. ("Albert Lea Route") will sell upon General Passenger Agent, C. B. & N. R*
R., St. Paul, Minn.
Stop-overs granted in the territory to to any of his own km. The denoument
For information occurred when his o^n brother sent an
undertaker to take away the remains
from the Colored precinct, the buxom
Colored widow flaunting her marriage
certificate in the amazed undertaker's
on the agent of the C. B. & N. R. R. at
His Colored Wife Will Contest.
New York, Aug. 5 The will of Thom
as Bodwell, devising about $150,000
worth of property, is to be contested in
Brooklyn by his own white relatives
aud his colored wife to whom he was
married about three years ago unknown
Miss Minnie Bland is visiting friends
Mrs. George Howard left for Peoria,
Mr. Louis W. Lamb has returned from
You must read THE APPEAL be well
Furnished room suitable for two gen
tlemen $6 per month 3156 Butterfield.
"When I am a woman," said Mabel fa.r,
With her shining eves and her golcisn hair,
"When I am a woman, the whole day through.
Til keep us busy as mamma and you.
Til learn to sev, to churn, to balte
Such lovely loaves of bread an i oalte
Til wash and scrub and to and fro
From many other duties go.
O yes, my home will be clean and sweet,
When I've a house of my own so neat.
"But do you not think," I teasing said,
"When the days of your youth aie past re
You will sometime shirk, or fear, or dread
The burdens which may on youi shoulders
"Why, auntie," she cried, with great surprise,
"Don't you think whatever on me may fall,
Whatever for me in the future lie3,
That some one will love me through it all?''
Mary Felton. in Yankee Blade.
A. Bone of Contention That Became
a Bond of Union.
When Lysander Whiting, coming in
to a small property and a little ready
money very unexpectedly, made up his
mind to leave the sea, which he had
"followed," to use his own expression,
ever since he ran away from home at
fourteen years of age, it also occurred
to him that it was incumbent upon
him to choose a wife for himselfone
who should cook his dinners, iron his
shirt bosoms, keep his house in good
order, darn his sackings, and go to
church with him on Sunday. It was
very well, as he said to himself, for a
sailor to have a sweetheart in every
port, but a landsman with property
should cu tivate the domestic virtues.
Accordingly he proposed to Esmeralda
Archer and was accepted.
It was not a love match. Esmeralda
had given up the idea of matrimony
years before, and had settled down as
the village tailoress. She could, how
ever, turn her hand to any thing, and
coming to Mrs. Connover's one morn
ing, had helped her to get breakfast.
Lysander Whiting boarded at Mrs.
Connover's, and as he sat at table he
watched Esmeralda going to and fro
with her light, true step and bright
smile. Her face, flushed from the
warmth of the kitchen, out of its usual
paleness, and that satisfaction in serv
ing a meal to hungry folk that is as
natural to some women as their love
for babies, gave her a pleasant, home
She'd make a good wife," he said
to himself. And the proposal was the
result of the conviction.
The tailoress said to herself that the
ex-sailor had a good-humored face, and
would be kind to her. He had also a
home lo offer her, which she could
make comfortable for him. The domes
tic affections seemed very beautiful to
the lonely, middle-aged girl, who had
no relatives and if there was no
romance in either heart, there was no
fear of the future.
However, the Widow Bedott was
right when she declared that we "kant
kalculate on nothin' airthly." Before
a year had passed over their heads the
newly-wedded pair began to find them
selves unhappy. What happened ex
actly it is hard to tell. The man's
code of morals and manners was notlooks
that of the woman. She, a Puritan of
the Puritans, brought up in a village,
could not understand the sea-faring
man, with his nightly glasses of grog,
his desiro to throw the parlor windows
wide and let the sun in, his unconven
tional disregard of neighbors and his
horrible babit of kissing pretty girls.
She tried in vain to force him to be
"genteel" and proper. He strove,
with disastrous results, to induce her
to be "jolly," or at least to allow him
to bo so. At last he secretly wished
that he had never left the sea, and she
that she were still a tailoress.
It was just about this time that the
old well gave out. It had not been
sweet for a long while, and there
could be no doubt that there should
have been a new one long before.
Esmeralda was anxious to send for cer
tain men whose mission it was to dig
wells, aud have all done in a good and
workmanlike manner, but Lysander
was resolved that he would dig it
himself. The two argued over this,
as they argued over every thing, and
could not agree as to the site of the
well, or whether it should have one or
the other of certain improvements of
the pump-sort attached. And at last
Lysander began his work in utter ig
norance of all precautions taken by
well-diggers, in the very worst spot
He CIUQ great* deal, and accom
plished very little and Esmeralda, in
dignant at his want of consideration
for her comfort, and his carelessness
of her approval, never went to inspect
his work In fact, that well seemed to
be the straw that broke the camel's
back the fern reed too much.
"I'm going to get up early and hnish
the well," said Lysander, one morning
at five o'clock, as1Bhe
pulled on his
shoes.. Til expect breakfast at seven."
"Very well,*' said Esmeralda, crossly
Til be up in time to get it but I shall
take another nap now."
She turned on her side and drew the
counterpane over her face. Afterward
she remembered that he drew down
the shade, and went out of the room
softly, as with a kindly wish not to
disturb ner. %a
Such a little kindness comforts a
woman. Esmeralda begau to think
tbat her husband might have banged
tho door, or been cross about her tak
ing another nap, and she resolved to
gel him very good breakfast and
thinking what it should be, fell into a
pleasant sleep, and forgot all about it.
When she was wakened with a start,
the suu was high, and a tall clock on
the mantelpiece pointed to the hour of
"It couldn't be!" she said to herself,
as she jumped out of bed and hurried
ly dressod herself. She had never
slept so late in 41 her life and what
would Lysander b,iy? He had a right,
she thought, to be very angry this
time, and in quite a meek spirit she
set to work at tho kitchen fire, and
stirred the batter for flap-jacks, and
sliced tho bacon. While she was
doing this she watched the door for
her husband's entrance, and listened
for his step upon the porch but no
shadow fell upon the clean, white
floor, and no sound was heard except
the chirping of the birds or the clat
ter of some sociable squirrels. Break
fast was ready still Lysander did not
come, and throwing on her sun-bonnet
she set forth to call him. Skirting'
the house, she came to the spot where
the well was dug. Lysander's jacket
hung upon a branch of an old pear
tree, but where was he?
Suddenly Esmeralda began to be
aware of the fact that the well-hole
was not there the earth had filled it
to overflowing that there had, in fact,
been a "slide," and that in all proba
bility Lysander was down at the bot
tcm of the well under a ton or so of
With her heart beating and her knees
trembling, she ran all about the place,
screaming her husband's name. Then,
with ashy lips and tongue cleaving to
her mouth, she staggered to the near
est neighbor's house, just managed to
say: "The wellLysander," and fell
upon the floor in a dead faint.
For hours after this several neigh
bors worked very hard digging away
the earth, with better knowledge of
its propensity to return whence it came
than the sailor had had.
They came to his hat at last. Then
they came to wateror rather mud
and water. They could do no more.
The general verdict was that the
ground was soft there below, and that
Lysander had sunk in it and stuck
.there. Finally, after a week's excite
ment and much dragging and probing
of the hole, they decided to fill the
hole up and mark the place as a
grave. This they did. A slab setting
forth the virtues of the departed, cov
ered the spot, and Mrs. Whiting put
on widow's weeds. Three months aft
erward a baby boyLysander over
againwas born into the world and
Esmeralda as she nursed him on her
shoulder, began to believe, his depart
ed father a model of all perfection.
"She lived," she said, "and would
live for her boy but life was worth
less without her excelent and devoted
husband. He had been so kind. It
was in digging a well for her that he
lost his life. And she told all who
cared to listen how he had drawn the
shade down and gone out softly to his
work that she might not be disturbed.
Finally she began to believe that he
had said something very kind as he
went out, and she repeated that. The
boy was taught, as he grew able to
understand, that he had had a very
saint for a father, and all poor Ly
sander's queer ways that had troub?ed
her so much, were forgotten. She had
his broad-face tin-type, taken when he
was only half sober, and grinning from
ear to ear, enlarged, and finished in
pastel, very pink and white, with a
ministerial gravity of demeanoi, and
an angelically subdued smile, and
taught the boy to call it "Dear Papa
and meanwhile she cared for the farm,
and prospered. Now and then some
body proposed to the widow, but she
always gave a gentle negative.
"Her heart is dowh that there well,'"
said an appreciative friend, who had
never seen Lysander, "and if Mr.
Whiting was as handsome as that
there picture, I can't wonder, for he
like the wax figures in the Insti
tute Fair, if not prettier."
Most of the suitors, being widowers,
took their refusals easy but one for
lorn youth of immature years, who had
remarked to the widow that "it was
her dignitude that fetched him," fell
into the depths of despair on receiving
a decided negative, accompanied by a
reference to his early years, and left
the town to "ship for a sailor and get
drownded," with a view of haunting
the widow afterwrard
and coming to
the city docks where vessels lay, met
a sea-faring man of jolly aspect, to
whom he put a few questions.
"You see," he said, "I don't know
jest what to do. I've never followed
the sea. I've kept grocery in Toggins
town all my life, and I don't know as
I'll get took onto a ship anyhow."
"You'll go back and keep grocery, if
you'll take my advice," said the sailor.
"Togginstown! Why. I used to live
there once. Do you happen to know
Lysander Whiting down that way?"
"Sakes alive! Him! Why, he's dead
long ago five or six years ago!" cried
the boy. "I never^saw him, but I've
heard enough of him. She goes on
about him continual. It's enough to
make you sick."
"Agin him?" asked the sailor.
"No prai&in' of him," said the boy
"how awful good he was, and how
han'some. Well, he was han'some.
There's his pictur to prove it"
"You don't say so," cried the sailor.
"But his goodness:
"I don't believe he was such a saint.
You couldn't get me to." the boy went
on. To see her sitting there holding
shouted the sailor.
"The young son that was born, I'm
told, after thatI mean after Mr.
Whiting got smothered in the well
hole. I don't want to be disrespectful
to the dead, butwell, you can hear
too much of 'em. She is all in black,
and 'my poor, dear, good Lysander,
that killed himself working for me,'
"Jonah! I want to know!" cried
the sailor. "And how does she look?"
"She's lovely," cried the Cupid
blinded youth, "so matoor, and has
"Boy, you are sweet on her," said
the sailor, fiercely "don't deny it!"
"What's that to you if I am?" re
torted the lad.
"That!" said the sailor, as he
knocked him down.
He was gone when Billy got his
breath back and scrambled lo his feet
Esmeralda Whiting, with her bey
beside her, sat in her kitchen peeling
peaches for preserves, when a shadow
fell upon the floor. She looked up
and gave a scream. A sailor, with a
bundle on his shoulder, stood there
looking at her. The red peach drop
ped out of her hand, and rolled over
the white boards. The knife dropped
glittering into the pile of peelings.
dysander, or his ghost!" she
"Esmeralda!" cried the sailor, and
took her in his arms. "I never thought
I should get back to you, my dear," he
said. "I left you in bed, you know,
and went out to finish the well Well,
2mi&&? 4f^sk v~TiiSil^kr*#d!fl
as I jumped in there was a crash
down I went, every thing black around
me, and I knew it was a slide. I didn't
know any thing more until I found my
self splash into the water, and yelled.
When I yelled somebody else did, and
I felt myself pulled up by my feet. I
expected it was some of the neighbors,
but, bless you, when I got the water
out of my eyes, there I was standing
amongst a crowd of Chinese, ond in
stead of our house and the barn, a pa
goda there and a joss house here. It
took me ten minutes to understand it.
Then I remembered now the dominie
had told us in one of his sermons about
the antipodes, as he called 'em, and
how China was jest under our feet, and
I saw I'd gone clear through the world
and landed by good fortune in a Chi
nese wll. Well, I knew you'd be
skeered so I hunted up the Consul
and started my case. He allowed it
was singular, but he stood by me. Aft
er awhile I gol a chance to go home,
but it tab es a good while to go round
the world, and I've sometimes thought
I'd never get here. It's over now,
thank goodness. And so that's the
He put one arm about his wife and
one about the child, and at that mo
ment the two middle-aged people mut
ually, though silently, vowed to live
How much of the story her husband
told her Esmeralda believed it was
hard to tell, but certainly, as she de
clared, China was right where the
dominie said and Lysander was back
again, and "Seein' was believin'," as
every body knew.Mary Kyle Dallas,
in N. Y. Ledger.
WRITERS OF INFLUENCE.
The Newspaper Man as the Unrivaled
Molder of Public Opinion.
The famous writers of our time are
not those who have made speeches in
Congress or suppled "squared and
compassed" articles for the great
monthlies. The potent writer of to
day, and he who governs and directs
the thinking and thus the law-making
of the country as molded by popular
opinion, is the newspaper man. No
magazine writer or editor has ever
wielded the power of Greeley, of
Dana, William Cullen Bryant, or Wat
terson, or Curtis, or Halstead. The
restraint put upon a fecund newspaper
writer by rules of essayists and of the
magazines constrains invention, sup
presses vital force. A writer who
thinks rapidly and earnestly finds the
fires of genius burning low when he
begins the tedious task of filling ten
or twenty pages of a magazine.
Thirty years ago the admirable liter
ature of the country was only in the
magazines. For the tasteful and
beautiful and ornate, cultured taste
then sought books and periodicals,
like the Orion and the Southern Liter
ary Messenger. To-day one may find
as admirable specimens of faultles*
rhetoric in daily papers, and especial
ly in their special editions, as in
choicest books and most ornate
In fact the purely literary and philo
sophical monthlies are giving way be
fore the pressure and power of the
great newspapers, whose best editions
are veritable magazines of choicest lit
erature. The restraint put upon arti
cles of genius, full of force and inspira
tion, and ready at moment's notice to
discuss any conceivable subject wisely
and tastefully, by the straight-laced
editors of magazines, warps intellect,
restrains its forces and stills fancy to
tremulous repose. No wonder that the
fierce, earnest logic and vigorous sen
tences of Horace Greeley refused to air
themselves in the covered vehicle of
thought 'and eloquence in which the
neat and tidy and scholarly "litera
teurs" of Boston aired the delicate
children of their genius. The writer
of the soft, sweet history of the Dutch
Republic could never have figured in
that partisan prize-ring in which Dana
is a "slugger" and Watterson a most
graceful and dangerous acrobat. But
the men governing the thinking of
mankind to-day are the great journal
ists, and not the magazinists of the
age and century.
There is no American Macaulay or
Jeffries or Christopher North, and
there will never be. The newspaper
has supplanted the magazine.L. T.
Dupre, in Birmingham (Ala.) News.
PUNISHING A THIEF.
How He Was Competed to Return an
Umbrella to Its Owner.
"I saw an attempt to steal an um
brella that amused me the other day,"
said a gentleman last evening. "I was
coming home on the train and got into
conversatian with a friend in a seat op
posite me. To make it more pleasant
he crossed the aisle and sat with me,
leaving his umbrella, a very beautiful
one, standing in the seat he vacated.
"At the first station a man came in
and, though there were other vacant
seats, seated himself in the one where
the umbrella was standing. My friend
quietly nudged me and we kept on talk
ing. Pretty soon that umbrella lost
its upright position in the corner and
leaned affectionately against the well
dressed stranger, who felt the texture
of its silk and the carving of the handle
with evident relish. Another station
was reached and the stranger rose to
leave the train. Under his arm the
umbrella found a resting place, and as
he walked down the aisle my friend
followed close at his heels. He had
reached the depot platform when the
owner of the umbrella tapped him
quietly on the shoulder and said:
"Please return my umbrella to the
seat you took it from."
"One glance at the speaker's eyes
convinced the would-be-thief that he
meant what he was saying', and he
mounted the coach steps and walked
to the seat and set the umbrella in the
corner without a word. Those in the
car had by this time become aware of
the nature of the difficulty, and, as the
fellow turned shame-facedly to leave,
he was aided on his way by lively hand
clapping and roars of laughter. I
ex- think it will be several days at least
before he makes a similar atttempt
Utica (N. Y.) Observer.
A man full of spirits is not natur
ally given to sober reflection.Balti
John Jones lxuge No. 7. Regular
communication first and third Mondays'
each month at 328 8. Clark St.
G. W. REID, W. M.
CHAS. LANDRE. Sec. Il Harrison St
Hiram Lodge No 14. Regular com
munication fiist and third Tuesdays at
hall corner 16th and State.
ROBT. J. B. ELLINGTON, W.
GEO. T. JACKSON, Sec, Am. Ex. Co.
Mt. Hebron Lodge No. 29. Regulai
communication, first and third Thurs
days at St. George Commaudery hah\.
State and Sixteenth streets.
M. A. ARNOJD W. M.
JOHN B. HABT, Sec. 2433 State.
St. Mark's Chapter No. 1, H. R. A. M.
Meets first Tuesday in each month at
326 Clark St.
A. D. SrEVENs, H. P.
GEO. W. RUCKER, Rec. 1821 State.
Corinthian Commander.? No. 1, K. T.
Regular conclave second: Thursday in
each month at their asvlum 328 Clark st.
WM. ATCHISON, E. C.
D. W. DEU*CY, Rec, 3716 Dearborn.
St. George Commandery No. 4, K. T.
Regular conclave, second and fourth
IL-ir^iavs in each month at their
HM'uui, Cor. State and 16th streets.
Visiting Sir Knights in good standing
R. E. Moore, E. C.
J, W. Taylor,Recorder,2961 LaSalle.
Godfrey Commandery No\ 6, K.
Meets second Monday in each month si
826 Clark St.
J. B. FOSTER, E. C.
FREDERICK FREENY, Rec. 424 State.
Eureka Court No. 11, Heroines of Jer
icho. Meets second Tuesday in each
month at hall 16th and State.
Mrs. Mary Clayton, *M. A. M.
Mrs. Sadie Hart, Sec. 2433 State.
Electa Chapter, No. 11, O. E. S. meets
first Fuday exiling of each month at
hall corner 16th aid htte.
MRS. A ONES MCODY, W. M.
MRS. E. NOKLL, Sec. 2939 State.
Talma Chapter, No. 12, O. E. S. meets
3d Friday in each month at St. George's
Hall, cor. 16th and State.
MRS. JOSIE K\ ERIITT, W. M.
MI s. LuhLLA BKI L, bee. 1709 Dparb'n
a. u. o. o. F.
Golden Fleece Lodge No. 1615. Reg
ular meetings, second and fourth Thurs
days at 132 Clark street.
J. A. JO^CE, N. G.
F. W. ROLLINS, P. S., Tribune BIdg,
Ezekiel Lodge No. 1905. Meets re
ularlv on second and fourth Tuesdays
and second Thursday for instruction.
R. W. Watkins, N. G.
G. R. Scott, P. S.2712 Dearborn st.
P. M. Council No. 20. Meets second
Monday in each month at 132 Clark St.
A. O. HUNTER, W. G.
G. R. ScoTr, G. S. 2712 Dearborn.
Mount Moriah Lodge No. 44, House
hold of Ruth. Meets first Tuesday in
each month at Freiberg's Hall, 22d. st.
Mrs. Clara Pryor, N. G.
Mrs. L. BELL, W. R. 1709 Dearborn.
Household of Ruth No. 153. Meets
third Tuesday in each month at 13}
Miss Nellie Atkinson, M. N. G.
Mrs. Nellie Boudin, W. R.309 CIar?i
U. B. F. AND S. M. T.
Morning Star Lodge No. 14, meets at
104 Randolph street, on Second and
Fourth Tuesdays in each month.
J. H. MAGEE.W. M.
R. M. HANCOCK, Sec, 600 Fulton.
Mt. Hope Temple No. 1. S. M. T.
Meets Becond and fourth Mondays at 7
p. M. at hall corner 16th. and State.
Mrs. F. A. Powell.M. W. P., 221 3d.
Mrs J. C. Williams. 3425 Butterfield
n. or T.
Jerusalem Tabernacle No. 16. Meeti
second Wednesday in each month at No
132 Clark Street.
Mrs. Lottie Burgess, C. P.
MRS. MAMIE HA\ES, C. R. 2531 State.
Diamond City No. 72. Meets fourth
Tuesday in each month at St. George
Commandery hall, State and Sixteenth.
MRS. AGI.ES MOODY C. P.
MRS. SARAH BEARD Sec.
Western Light Tabbrnacle, No. 4.
Meets second an i fourth Wednesdays
corner of Sixteenth and State sheets.
Miss R. ROSE, C. P.
MRS. R. RODLEY, C. R. 3035 Indiana
KNIGHTS OF HIIOR.
Wm. Lloyd Garrison (Mixed) Assem
bly, Colored waiters No. b286, meets ev
ery Fridav night at 104 liandoluh St.
J. P. WAGGONER, W. M.
E. W. TLRNER, R. S. 148 D'born ave.
BROTHERHOOD OF P.AILW AY PORTERS.
Garnet Lodge No. 1, meets on the
3d and 18th of each month av 1 o'clock
p. m. sharp at 328 Clark M.
MACK CALDWI-LL, P.
WILLIS E\sLia, bee.
Daughters of Union No. 1. Meetf
second Monday in ea month at 7 p. u.
at Olivet Baptist Church, Harmon Ct.
MRS. ANN SiMrsoN, Pres.
MRS. V*A. POWELL, Sec. 221 3d. ave.
Daughters of Zion No. 1 Meets last
Monday in each month at Mrs. M.
Douglass' 293 Third ave.
MRS. F. A. FULTON, Pres.
Miss A Wii.nAMs,Sec.2927 Butte'rfiel
Mothers ana Daughters of Israel.
Meets first Thursday in each at Quina
Chapel, Fourth avenue
MRS. SALLIE ADAMS, Pres.
MRS. SARAH GANT, Sec. 2136 State.
Daughters of Union No. 2 Meets sec
ond 'Juesday of each month at St. Steph
en's church, Anstm Ave.
MRS HLACKHLKN, Pres.
MRS. D. MCGOWAVSUC. 71 N.Leavitt.
R*NI ARMY OP Till: REl'UBLIC.
John Brown Post No. 50. Al-eeis first
and*third Thursday!!, nt 326 Clark St.
BAUVKY MOOKP. '"run.
G. W. HOLLAND, Q. M. 2512 State
Womens Relief Corps, No. 14. Meetf
second and fourth Friday in each month
at 16th and State street.
Mrs. Nettie Burton, President.
Mrs. Mary Polk, Sec. 47 N. CampWD
Bethel A M. E. Preaching Sundays
at 11 a. m, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday School
zX 2:30 p. m. Prayer meeting, Wednes
day evenings. Class meeting, Friday
evenings. Especial attention given to
the sick when notified, also to wed diner
and funerals. Rev. L. H. Reynolds'
Pastor, 2702 Butterfield 8t.
Jfc Meetelbr'stfiS Stat
literary and musical exercises everv
Monday evening)(except first Mondav
J5. A. Lewis, Cor. Sec. 432 Staje.