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Washington, 1M. IE. The following are
the weather Indications:
Por Oklahoma nnd Indian Territory:
1'nlr; northwest winds.
I'or Missouri: Pair; northwest winds
Tor Kansas: Pair: warmer In western
portion; variable winds.
Three strikes nnd out, Mr. Cleveland
Xx"o bond legislation by this congress.
The cold nave shows n disposition to
prolong; Its debauch n the sunny South
Comptroller Uekels rn.iy also have to
rrect a sentry box, to keep off the wick
Under the clrctimstnnees we don't ej
ivh.v Mr. McKlnley should be In other
lhan Unit-class spirits.
"Whnt the administration j.eains for Is
constitution jl nuthoilty to pass a meas
ure over the congressional veto.
The thaw which has set in does not
rtend to the relations between Mi.
Cleveland and his party in congress.
Has It ocfitned to the Missouri legis
lature that it has not yet passed a bill
to prevent hens fiom laying on Sutidnj ?
There N more misery In this countiy
than many people dream of An Indiana
1 ii r sas there Is also a Mr Helen M.
H ises hae become so cheap that
Teun Is thinking serlousli of abandon
ing the practice of lynching: hore
JI n, II 'Iny Hvans will probably
r e to depend for convolntlon on the
h nsht thai it lb better to be right Until
1 appears that old 1.1 Hung Chnng Is
e Six on another opportunity to -ee
it ho can't make the dead ancestois fuel
more comfoi table.
It can be said for Mr Cleveland that
nex-ei otu e since his elevation to the
presidency has he proved falthlets to
the Interests of Wall .street.
A Cub r.ulo legislator is credited with
k.lmiB a hottl bill. Would It be asking
too muih of the Colorado statesman to
lequOht a copy of his recipe?
I' was uneeessary for Mr Wilson to
nuint 'mi Sruptnry Carlisle's xx.inl of
Matesm.mhhlp by announcing that the
(ecretaij is mtlrely honest In his under
takings It is said thnt English capitalists ate
laughing a greut deal at the spectacle
of so rh h a country as the United
.States appealing to foreigners to save It.
It la no laughing matter In this country.
Home day Kansas will hax-o a legisla
ture which posmsses tho coinage of Its
Intelligent com lotions, and the conse.
nuenco will bo ,t constitutional con-eii-tlon
nnd a new constitution.
"The vax to court the new x-onian Is
to run away from her," says Udlior
C'luikson. Is exeryone who runs away
trom tho new woman, then, to bo le
gnrded ns courting liei "' This Is ilrend
ful. The Plfty-tlilrd congress has at last
done something which will redound to
Its everlasting oictllt. It has stood he
txveen the people nml the unpatriotic
purposes of a, .Morgan and Itothtchllds
It Is not every city that can boast a
woman thoughtful enough to put her
lingers into the month of an assailant
to examine the plute of ids fal.i teeth
ind thereby identify nnd send lum to
"Let women alone; they xviil do jou
ap e-ery time," Is the advice one of the
witnesses sax a he gave Harry Hay-ix-ard.
It uppeare, however, that Hany
took timely precautions to prevent one
voman Irom doing him up.
Now that the president has signed the
Jill for a postotllce building at Chicago,
.ho Chicago papers xvill ptobably admit
hat there has really been no imminent
langer of the old structure falling down
ind crushing Postmaster Hosing and
lis luxuriant flde-whlskers.
"Kansas City papers still make heroes
at condemned murdereis," says tho
Leavcnxvorth Times, Well, no that Is
a mistake. Because one Kansas City.
paper goes xvild over a hanging Is not a
kUfHclent reason for condemning Kan
sas City newspapers as a class.
A relief committee of Carroll county,
Mo., Informs the Journal that It has "on
hand four carloads of provisions and
food supplies, with some Ultle-Vlothlng,
for the destitute peoplo of Kansas and
Nebraska," and desires to knoxxV Just
xx here they should be shipped. It vxoiild
be well for the relief committees oKtho
two states to xxrUo or telegraph specific
(In- ii i to Cltnlimnn R K. Turner,
Cnn illb'ii Ml(. The jr .ml people uf C'ai
mil untx, ns xxe are in! inneil, have nl
remlx illptted of two e.trlomls of con
lllbutmns U destllute x'otintles.
now audi i tin: ia.v:
The present ndmlnltrntton enme Intn
pnor mi the et) "The tariff l n tn "
Protection had to lie wlpeil out in order
to nt!rf the demands of the ml'gulded
oter. lie xvn made to bcllexe that
the In was ftrenter than he could bear
lie xxnx promised all Mitts of heiiellt"
from I hi c'liatiste thnt xxna In be undo
In the tariff polliy, lnu xvhat 1ms he got
to "how fur the pledges made?
The ruling niwstle of litis crttnd"
nRalnst prucpetlt) has added I'll mill
Inns to the untlonnl debt, exhnuKted the
treasury, (b-elinated .and tllsciedlttd the
itiriency nnd destroyfd the means of
suppuil nt oue-hnlf the people It l n
Iittln time now to compare this Inlet
record ol 'refoim" with an enually
brier nnd Incomplete note ot wlmt the
country gained by Iho Republican policy
The Inteiest beurlng debt xxns reduced
from 2,1)2 millions to 7CM millions. The
annual Interest charge per enpltn xxas
deei eased from tZ.31 to the Insignificant
sum of SI cents. The national credit
was maintained nt so high a standaid
that Its bonds were let untied at " per
The treasury was never damped.
Theie xx-as no run upon the gold re
serxe, no dealings with torelgn pawn
brokn.s, no appeal to fniclgn bmikcis
for protection, and no scandals about
commissions to fatten the pockets ot
men In high places.
And nil the time that this splendid
financial condition continued the people
xxeie piosperous. tho farmer was xxell
paid for the pioducts of the soil, the
prudent laboiei xx'as surrounded by
comforts and Indulged in limuics to
which he had befoio been a str.uiget,
nnd the mechanic xxns enabled to main
tain himself above reasonable xumts
and educate his chlldtcn on an equality
xxlth those of any other cltlmn In the
With these dllfeiences in xlexv, which
tn xxotild the discriminating American
ot to-day choose? Would ho piefet that
of 1S0O. oi that Imposed upon tho land
by the legislation of the past txx-o jiuis?
The time Is lapldly coming on xxhen
eveij voter xvlll be called upon to mi
sxver the tuestlon at the polls, and It Is
well to keep the subject In mind.
A Utlllll Alllttlr I'l'.N"..
The exact status ot the pun In Illera
tuie hns not et been satlsfnctorII tle
tennlned. One school holds to the Idea
that they aie atrocities not to be en
dured, while others look upon them ns
shaip condiments xvhlch atld piquancy
and llax'oi to the eonxeisatlou .Some
extremists haxe even gone o far as to
Mlggest capital punishment foi mort
acts of this sou. xxhlch lcc.ills the fact
that Dr. Holmes once pointed out that
theie Is no dllfereuce net xx ecu man's
laughter nnd mmi'dauglitei This con
tioversy betxxeen the contending fac
tions has long been waged, a kind of
lltei.try Punic x-ai as it xxeie, and with
out much pi aspect of bolus settled very
soon Hut xvhatexei opinion may be
held on this subject It I undeniable that
llteiaiy men and scholais from ShnUe
speare to ChaiUs Dudley Warnei have
delighted In puns. IJxen Isaiah says "In
the night .i. ot Moab," etc
The fact that Hacon nex-cr mnde a
pun, so fai as Knoxx u, Is x ery good ex 1
tlence that he did not xvilte Shakc
opeaie's plax.-, xxhlch bilstle xxlth tin m
like quills upon the fiotful porkyplne
In this resptet Hacon Is cheek by Jowl
xvlth the poet Hogg Lcuenzo o.iys
"Anv fool can piny upon the woid,"
xxhlch Is, alas' too tt lie. but t leally
good pun sent forth fiom a shai pened
xx It Is the delight of Ihe young and the
solace of the aged. They should, hoxv-ex-ei,
be used with model atlon. The pio
fesslonal punster Is to be abhorred and
shunned; he Is a sort ot orthoepii Ish
mael and exeiy man's hand should be
ngalnst him. Wheie a handmaiden said
to her mlsttcss that she could not abide
market el because they smell she made
a pull she wotted not of, but xx-hen her
mistress, xvlth malice piepense, replied
that she xxas too llunlcky and suggested
that she come off her perch the olfense
xxas most gt.ivc. Such scaly jokes might
well cause the Inlny teals to How and
hallow up one's sole. Il.inlshment to
the Punjab would not be too sex-ere for
crimes of that kind.
Phillip .Martin Is dead. Ho has paid
man's penalty for .i crime. The old laxv
Is satlslled nnd an eye for an eye. a
tooth for u tooth, has been given. He
cause one life was cloed on earth an
other xv as sacrificed in order that pun
ishment commensurate with the prlmo
hould be meted out.
As to the sulllclency of tho laxv In the
matter of blood atonement we leaxe the
question to be discussed In the ages to
come as It has been discussed In tho
ages past. It Ih a question that can
nexor be fully settled until that day
when millennial peace reigns over cnith.
There Is, however, another question
brought out by the hanging of this mur
derer that deseixes n little attention.
It has nothing to do xxith the cilmo
committed either crime for that matter
but xvlth the morbid curiosity which
piompted hundreds of men and xvomen
to flock to the seeno of the execution,
wheie they could not oxen hope to sea
the slightest p.nt of tho dreadful
Is It a lemnant of those old days of
sax'.tgery when human sacrifices xx-cre
ottered to sttange gods, or Is It simply
tlio mystery xvhlch sin rounds life and
ends In death that .unacted these pen.
pie to tho vicinity of the county Jail
xxhoro a human lite was being offered up
In expiation of prime?
Who can tell? Not even the people,
themselves, xvho congregated In such
number about the Jail building, Ask
either of them xxhy he was theie and Urn
uibwer will be a acunt stnro or a
shrug of the shouldeis. They xvere pot
tluro n sympathy with cither the laxv
or Its victim.
They made a holiday of tho occasion
and jest uipl laughter served to keep
the awful atonement In the background
of fancy while within the grim xvalls of
the jail a soul was sent, all unprepaied,
to face the unknown.
Phillip Martin Is dead, Is tho world
any better for It?
ax acwvi: i.iri: i:mi.d.
Ily the death of Isaac Pusey Oray the
life of another citizen tinny times high
ly honored by public preference xvus
ended. He was a conspicuous ligure In
(he jwlltlcs of his btate for jeais, and
he was not by any means unknown In
the national circles of his political
party. He xxas a man of considerable
strength of petsonalltx, though unfor
tunate in the negative qualities of his
ohnrnrtn n to the rnllzntlon ,f his
highest ambitions. It wilt tiuut t) the
ctedlt uf his name thnt many of the an
tagonisms which cmno between lilsnlm
ehnnclei as to the realization of his
deslns vveie the result ot motives
lielthir e.iinmentlnble for their spirit not
calculated to enhance the fame of thoe
rngnged in tliem.
mm: timi: w now mitim.
The work of the Missouri leglln(tne
so far has been sitch ns to Insplie confi
dence In the alilllty ot the body to prop
el Iv cure foi the Interests of the state
and In Its purpose to routine change In
the laws lo Ihe requirements of present
conditions. Time has been taken to inn
tuielv mnMdpi In committees the villi
ous me.ismcs brought before the body,
and generally theie hns been n disposi
tion lo do this In u business like way.
eliminating partisanship tu a degiee
that ptomlses good results In the de
cisive woik of the session that now ie
mains in be done.
Hut the time for the concluding duties
before the incmbeis Is now phut t The
common mistake of crowding the rins
ing dnvs with an oxet burden of busi
ness should be avoided bv the eailv dis
position of the most important meas
ures to be noted upon. It Is not twite
that Is wanted, but Industiloiis and In
telligent erfoit to dispose of the most
serious questions xxhlch the people ex
pect action upon.
There Is nothing else of equal Impor
tance with the elections bills. Ample
time has been taken for the considera
tion of the xarlous pioposltlons made.
The xltal feu tut rR of the bills have been
sulllcletitlj dlsciised to give every mem
ber an Intelligent Idea ot their merits,
and thcic can be nothing gained by de
la.vs incidental to the usual com so ot
It Is uulx-ei sally recognized through
out the state that radical changes In
the election laxxs me absolutely Impern
llxe. The existing dllTeiences concern
ing the principal propositions before the
assembly relate to nutters which aie
not of oveipowcilng Importance. Any
change proposed will be bettet than no
change at all, nnd why "hould the peo
ple's Intel csts be endnngeied bv post
ponements xxhlch may be fatal to the
main object sought?
And thnt xvhlch is true as to the elec
tions bills applies with equal foice to
other legislation It Is a dangerous cus
tom, the massing of the most eiltlcal
business of a seslon xvlthln a few con
cluding hours of the term, nnd it should
be axolded ns far ns possible.
'i in: s(in:iii; r.u.i:i.
Mr. Cleveland now has nothing to do
but close up his deal with the foielgn
hankeis foi the delivery of the gold nnd
Ksue the I pei cent bonds He tiudoi
took tofoice upon the countrv a radical
change in the financial polle ot the na
tion, the declaiiitions of the Itepubllcans
xx ho voted for the measure to tho con
tiary notwithstanding, but failed.
It Is In the piogramme thnt he hnll
now hold that the I per cent coin bonds
xx ere mnde a neceH by the opposition
of the sllxei men. but this will not do.
Theie was no necessity that Mi Cleve
land should entei Into a contiact of any
kind with banker'- of anybody else. It
wns xv holly without precedent thnt he
should do so Theie was no effoit
mode to sell the bunds on the open mar
ket, although the coin bonds xxhlch the
piesldent tried so hard to discredit
command a pieniium of 1"' In Lon
don nnd of 10 cents in .ew York, show
ing that thev nre eageily sought for.
Why should the bankets' sjndlcnte be
given these gilt edged secuiillcs at a
premium of onl I cents?
And, again, why should these ame
bunkers who aie getting such a good
thing out of the government be given an
option upon all bonds which the piesl
dent may choose to sell dining the
coming sex en months?
These nre questions which the peoplo
xvlll begin to ask themselx-es In deepest
sciloustiess when they fully understand
xvhat the contract really means
And there Is still anothei thing xxhlch
should be kept In mind, and that Is that
Mr. Cb'X-eland has seen tit to draxv up an
agreement xxlth a foielgn btnker, using
the name of the United Stales therein
without the sanction ot 1 ixv or prece
dent, bv the terms of which agreement
the said banker and his associates 'ire to
protect the treasury of the American
This Is itally the most astounding
feature ot all Its shameful proxlslons.
Hut the contract xvas made and signed
by the order of the chief executive of
the gox-ernme'nt, and It xxlll have to bo
cairlcd out. T
At seventeen he madly loxed
At thlitv, in one twenty-three
He thought he'd met his fate:
At fortv, to a maid eighteen
Ills passion he confesses;
At sixty hu Is man led to
A school-gill in shott dresses.
The mistake of the Missouri legisla
ture was In taking tip too much time In
the consldeiatlou of frlxolous reform
bills In the earlier xx-eeks of the session.
The crossroads lefoimer, however, Is a
hard 'statesman to head off, especially
when he is piesent In force, and tho sa
gacious members probably proceeded on
the principle that tlm quickest way to
got rid of him xvas to glx'o hlni ropo
and let him mnko a "leeord." The se
rious and Impoitnnt xvork of the session
Is now under headway, and there Is et
time to glvo the peoplo some valuablo
legislation. Two or three good, strong
measures me all that nre needed, mid
sulllcient to enable tho present legisla
ture to rank as one of tho most useful
tint state exeihad
The books and papers of the diy.
In order to be read,
Would all be printed In this wayi
peso, pi uo poois mini i
The Harrison administration was able
to extend $:.',Ciu0.uW of bonds at 2 per
cent. In paying .1 per cent for money,
theiefore, the Clmvland administration
Is doing it little better than halt as well
ob Its prcdet cisor, which on the whole
Is perhaps as much ns tho count! y
ought tu expect
Itnugli mi Ihe lli.j,
flood News: Little boj "My big sister
Is gcttin meaner cxerj jear. This time she
hung tho mlstletoo over the parlor door In
stead of on tho chandelier."
Chum "What ililTtiencu did that make to
I.lttlo boy "Why, every time she got un
der it she was l-ht up nguliist the ke-
hoiurtlitiig Had Slunk,
CIiIcuko Tilbun.- L'ncla Allen Sparks
picked himself up fiom the sliniieiy side
walk and rubbed the back of his head.
"When one sees mars on a cloudy night."
ho sollloquued. "It may be considered as
something striking '
New York Weeklx . tlranddaushter
".Mrs. Finetalk ilosirt eas 'punklii pie:
She says 'pumpkin
Old lady "She do eh" Thn I'll bet
a cookie she d ejn t know how to mak
one tit to eat."
mi: main tjti:sito. him piii-.m.
llt.'M .MAKCIts M s I At I..
the Heiil tltdd lileis timing Itepnbllriinii
lintrr Ariuiiiil Hie Mnnej tentirsnf
.Next tnrk nnd lliltin-t mull-
ilHtes Milt lie Made by
the ller Mutes,
IMItorhil Correspondence of the Journal.
Washington. IV b. ll, 1$?',.
I shnll not discuss the lhiinel.il qus
tlon to-dny. for It Is not recrnrded hrte
ns u inaction) Issue fur this congress,
which bus but elghtien working, tlus
bri, nnd sexeinl appropriation bills jet
to consider. No currcnex measure roulil
pass save one that had practically unan
imous consent. So Mr Cleveland will go
on hoi i owing gold nnd matters be til
lowed to drift along Until the end cuiics
The country Is precisely where It was
when congress udjounied last fall, nnd
foi nil practical purposes n Joint lesolti
llon to hnxe continued the approptla
tlons for the I ist .xcar for this one would
have done all lh.it can be accomplished
People have overlooked another fact
In th" situation that while the Demo
erats have the committees In the senate
nnd cuitiol nil committee action and ic
poits, thev do not have tho majority on
the IU.nr to enforce them. All the pur
llametitnrx rights nnd cottitesles nre
their", but the votes nre not there on a
cull of the roll. The curious ntiom.il
for that body exists of uo patty being In
a innjoilty. What elTcct this Is to haxe
on the transaction of business s to be
tested, but It Is notice beforehand that
partisan legislation cminot bo had In the
senate ns now constituted. And this
condition of affairs xvlll continue during
the remainder of Mr. Cleveland's admin
istration. It Is well to keep this fact In
mind In any attempt to forecast future
And what Is to be the result of this
state of affairs for the next two years'."
It will relegate the discussion of the
finance and the rex'cnucs to the pri
mal y assemblies of the people and In
the press of the countrv These facts
have been the Inciting motive for Sir.
Cleveland's attempts to foice his
schemes through before the 4 til of
Then theie Is nnothei factor that xxlll
enter Into the discussion tho electoral
college. Political leaders and the friends
of pi evidential candidates xvlll be largely
governed by these x-otes. a factor ex
ists that has not i been felt, but !
otgnnlred and lend.v ll is the bl-mctnl-lie
league, which prnpises to make sil
ver the one Issue an i is leidy to throw
Its Influence and -otrs tu any party or
candidate xvho Is xvlth Hum on this sub
ject One of the objeit- ot this move
ment Is to Induce the Populist organiza
tion to eliminate Its mine theotetical
doctrines and unite t.n Ihe lestoratlon
of the constitutional monex of tho na
tion. Stinngei things have happened
than that the Dcmm tat may bid for
this stiength, It the lt publicans do not
anticipate them, nnd I may as well de
vote a portion of tin- letter to a veiy
significant hnpiieniiiK that has occurred
dining the piesent winter.
Peoplo will leincmuer that Senatoi
Hill attended a stale dinner at the pres
idential mansion. While this Is a formal
olllclnl thing nnd nmius ex-eiy session a
score of times s,, fur as opponents of the
executlxe nre emu. med, vet In this case
It xvas mole than that It was notice lo
the country that personal rlxalrles or
even enmities did not include party dl
x Islon In the i,ti of the New Yoilt sen
ntor Hut a much more significant
thing occuried about the same time the
publication bv authority of the senator
of a letter uf his favoring the free coin
age of sllxei How can that fact be
The South is f.n silver and here is
the real povvoi that makes Democratic
success at all p sslble, or even probable.
With Cleveland and his pationage out of
the xx ay, the hmith will be solid foi sll
x'er In the net n itlonal conxeiulon. The
Western Demuciacy ate almost equally
so. Next, lllll has been very hospitable
to the Cleveland wing since the dinner
Incident, and is to-dny as much the lead
er of his pnrtx in New Ymk as uver. In
fact, the only Democratic oiganbatlon
In that state Is headed by Hill. He xvlll
have the ontiie state liehlud him In the
next natlonnl murentlon, and can dic
tate tho nomination. In that event the
platfotm and candidate can both be
taken axxay fiom the gold faction and
t,hn Democracy turned into line on that
question. If anybody can give n, better
forecast of tho possibilities on xvhlch
Dnx-Jd It. Hill Is xx'ofklug they are more
skilled In rending betxxeen the lines
than 1 am- that Is all
"Anii'ntTxv, how does it look to tho He
pulillcan calculator? Win to Is the Ho
publlcin vote? Iown, Kansas, Coloiado,
tho Dakotns, Wjotulng, Montana. Ida
ho, Washington, Oregon and California
aro-nll Itcpubllcaii states. Hero urn ten
states vitally Interested In the sllvei
question, and In which It Is thn deciding
Issue. It goes without saying that no
candidate uirrvlng tho Indorsement of
the gold mon can cairy a single one of
tilt so states ngalnst a sllvei nomina
tion. In Mlssouil a sllxtr ltepubllcuii
would beat n gold Demociat out of
sight, and a silver Democrat xvlll do the
same to si gold Hepiibllean In Illinois,
Indiana and Ohio. Pennsylvania is a
silver suite nnd a Ilcpubllcau silvvi
state nt that, and rmal Noxv York xvlll
x-ote for sliver to-moirow a fact well
known tu Daxld II, Hill. So, after all,
the real gold Ideas among Itepubllcans
cluster around tho money centers of
New Yoik and rtoston Tho solid Dem
ocrats Souih for silver Is offset bj the
solid ltepubllcuii West also for silver.
This l nbout the con cot nnnlysls of
the situation with which president malt?
ur.s have to deal, and It Is all contained
xxlthln tho limits of tho electoral vote.
Majorities cut no llguro In this result
further than to determine the complex
ion of slates I hux'e been thus partic
ular because the situation Is so clearly
to the advantage uf the .silver men that
they have onlj to stand firm lo win the
battle iln.tlly and forever two yeais
hence. And It discloses the animus of
tho desperate attempt now making by
the gold men to get all they can out of
tho bird In tho hand noxv. Four-fifths
of the votes in tho electoral college ain
continued by silver constituencies, and
nobody knows this fact better than the
gold men Hence the ronspliacy of
xvhlch 1 haw so often spoken and the
reasons for Its cxlstneee
Then there is another factor The
present ronsr-ss was elected by a land
slide aealns the Republican party. The
ucl xxns elected by a like radical
change ngalnst the Democratic nllry.
Yet the xote discloses a larger minority
xnle than exer, Itoth election results
worn by pluralities not mnJotltlt, It
Is wise to look this fact In the face nlso.
And we have alluded to Ihe organiza
tion of n Inrge and nble element of this
Independent xoto for the xery puttose
ot making their strength efrcrlUc and
controlling. Tills bt-metnlllc league Is
not composed of Populists, but of men
who hnve been voting xvlth the ltepub
llcuii and Democratic parlies It Is
more than possible that this olc alone
mny decide th" next presidential elec
tion nnd tne next congrers. The above
Is the situation ns It K nnd wise porty
men will look ll In the fad for It tells
the story with the force ot propherj.
XX bit It Mrnu.
l'rniii the Kansas Oily World
Tin- dcllxe xote veslenlny afternoon,
drentlng the gold bond resolution, tells
Xmitnh-r of thlncs xerv plainly.
It means thnt riexeluurs ilnunclnl policy
Is tepuillnted by the people, through their
repiexntiitlves In congress.
It means that the people regard the Issu
ing of bonds as an unneeessaty mid elan
gel ous expedient
It means thnt the people ore opposed to
It mums that the people believe that the
treasury Intel prrtiitlou of the word "coin"
lo mean "golir' Is unlawful nnd unfair.
It mentis that the p. oplc are opposed to
liuvlng geld In order lo Issue gold.
It mentis tint the people nrr willing to
Itt the country go to n silver b,ils before
the gold poiv.T shall rule.
It means that the people mo really In
favor ot tho double stntulmd. or bl-melnl-
It memis that Clex eland hns disrupted
and nntugonlred the Democratic pnrtv.
It means that Cleveland's dictation In In
augurating legislation has lost Its poxvet.
Various changes In cxl'tlng laws are
suggest) d bv xcterdns's vote-, umong oth-
irs tne loiiowiug.
That the coinage of silver on an equltn
ble basis ought tu be uptime d.
Thnt the treasury should be given power
to Issue certificates of ddit,
Thnt the cmrency laws of the country
should bo lexls.'d carefully and thoroughly
xt)dlrl .XfUnlnn Work In t'hlini.
London Queon: Dr. Alice Marlon, who
has been acting for some time as n med
ical missionary In China, has fent a long
account of a tour she recentlv took Into
the country dlstilcts to the Society for
Promoting Christian Knowledge, under
whose nusplcis she was sent out nnd
Hei nccount Is a most Interi sting one,
dercrihlng the manner In xvhlch she nnd
Miss Parsons were received nt the xarlous
places they xlslted and the way In xxhlch
tiny first spoke to the xvomen who xxere
nssemblod to meet them and nfterxvnrds
piocceded to doctor thciu.
Day after day patients assembled In con
sldeioble numbers to obtain the benefits of
Miss Marton's professional serxices.as the
fnmo of her medicines and her skill spread.
One day between s and 2 she saw seventy
five patients und xxhen thev were too 111 to
go to her she visited them at their own
Prom a missionary point of xlexv Miss
Marston's Impressions were that thev
were mostly simple country people, spend
ing their time In eultlxatlng the land. The
xlllages contain a few Christians, who haxe
be-en com el ted. and the little churches xxere
generally crowded on Sundays. Mls Mai
slon considers thut more missionaries are
required to gain some real hold on the In
llie Lord Major's Ibuiqurt.
The banquet glx-en to the lord mayor In
London each year Is the most expenslxe
of an.x given on the Continent. This ban
quet is given nt the Mansion hoilfe on
Lord Ma.xor's dav The guests number
between mhJ and l0, and the banquet us
ually costs not less than $12.r,iio, while It
Is estimated tint the guests, In connection
with di ess, tlowers, conveyances, etc..
Incur an expenditure of about double that
amount. The turtle soup alone costs
S.'.om The lord mayor nnd sheriffs divide
between them the bulk of the eost, the
lot mei pnxlng half and the litter each
one-fourth. The lands committee make a
gianl of Jl.Ooi for lighting, and the cor
poration funds bear the expine of put
ting down a special Uoor. The dnx- after
the banquet all the good things leit over
are dlstilbuted among 141 poor people.
The most expensive banquet exir glxcn nt
the Mansion house was when the corpor
ation entertained the Prince of Wales, the
cost on thnt occasion being about $lso,d".
The lord max or' nnmial salarx Is $7)ftiii,
bin It costs him duilug his x-ear of ollice
double that amount The London com
panies hnx-o exer been noted for their
New York Itecorder A man doe-n't gen.
ernlly get a bad reputation without deserv
ing it. but it sticks to him after he has
ceased to deserve It
If the dexll vveie on ulnl he could easily
git a good law.xer to defend him.
It's nexer any trouble lor the advocates
of Iniquity to show the goods.
Time works many changes, nnd changes
require much time,
'Ihe visiting i:ngllshm in xx-ould revise his
xlews of the "busi, pushing Americans"
If he studied the newspaper ofllce bore a
A Kansas Cltx girl Is approprlitely named
Pen 1 1 Her father, a wealthy polk packer,
loves her so xxell that he places his Pearl
The trouble with so many people Is that
,t.A, ....i.. ..i ... ..nAi .. .. .. .in. ..
t (J.'l 1 l UinL'll'llt,'! I".. IIUUIV.'J ,. i-.-i. UMJS
You'll neailv always find that a bald
headed man is a graceful dancer.
Laugh. let the other man swear.
The I'ork fail.
New Yoik Weekly. Maiker "The spread
of tho opium habli ! something terrible.
1 nm told that woiuen of the highest class
have been seen going Into opium Joints."
Parker "Oh, that's all nonsense. Ladles
of fashion go to such places to wntch tho
Chinamen uso chopsticks They xvnnt to
leaiu how to eat soup with a fork "
OKI.A 111)11 A ODDS AMI DM1H,
In Oklahoma City the high school pupils
wind up their enlcitalnments xvlth n social
Marshall has a new paper called the
Itecord, of which Jay M. Shufer Is the
editor and publisher.
Colonel Hvvei-s White, of Pott county,
sold tirty of his fat hogs Mondnv nt JA40
per evvt. They averaged ibout 312 pounds
Chandler wants tlm tenltorlil Insane asy.
lum located there nnd Is willing to donate
10) acres of ground and nil the necessary
building material to get It.
Ill Itc-no isn't sntlsfled with hixdng tho
"When- Is He" Club, but wants to get
the territorial agricultural nnd mechanical
college away from Stillwater
Xti-s Ida C.tiioll, who died a few days
ago at TlshinliiKO, was Hi years old, had
been married eight times and vvns the
mother of twenty-six children,
L'ven tho Italian climate of the tenltory
had a touch of tho frost last week. Tho
Ardinoro Wind ling sas an old rooster
miir It crowed nil night Wednesday to
keep its voice from freezing,
Tho "Uncle Ham Library Club" is ono of
Oklahoma City's new literary organiza
tions, the object being to pioeuru Inde
pendent leform literature I'or reading and
tu discuss subjects germane, lo the same,
A pond eoxerlng an acre has been
foiiued, by closing up a "draw" on the farm
of the fiklHlioma experiment station, for
the purpose of staling; the rainfall. Lxper.
Intents are to bn made with a view tn
liudlng a cheap power to lift and distribute
Tho new opera houso at Perry was
opened recently by an amateur company
In "Lady Audley's Seciet," and Duncan
Clink's female mlnstiels followed along a
night or two later xvlth one of their class),
nil entertainments. Perry theatergoers
now ciilmlj await any lute that may be in
stup for them,
Cross has a bright young ex-Napoleon
of lluance who has been dalljlng with the
lllckla goddess In the Chicago wheat mar
ket, xvlth the usual result. He knows more
than he once did, however, and In making
explanation declares that the word options
means a wire tunning fiom Chicago w'jh
a fool at one end and a thief a; the other,
Tho editor of the rasle-Razette. at Still,
water, has accepted a enall-jnge to engage
In it spelling contest with a Poo ulitor In
his locality for a cash wag;r. The Still
watei man says he don't claim to to much
of a speller himself, rat he U confident
ho can down a man who "oiu't buuII the
wont 'steal' xvheu he Is so familiar and
Piollclcnt in the ait, as shown by his ret
The Masonic giand lodge of Oklahoma
held Its annual session at Kingfisher Tues
day, with Hon, Selwyn Pourlas. grand
master of the territory, In the chair. The
order is In a most prosperous condition In
that Jurisdiction and Is growing 'ldlv
'lhere arc nineteen chartered lt JJl'l
rour which have been working- try
pennatlon The Oklahoma CBUOV I
UK larsst-i and wealthiest i.
at Ttit: Tnmmm.
The second subscription sxmphony con
cert by the lleethovcn Club was glx-en at
Mnon A. Hamlin's hall xeterday after
noon before the largest audience that has
xet gathered for one of this club's events.
The character of the audience was quite ns
gratlfjlng ns the slie, for tt Included an
unusually large proportion of those who
nre naturally looked to for the apprecia
tion and the support of well directed musi
cal endenxor. The Interest thnt hns grown
up for thee concerts lends one to the be
lief thnt were It possible to give them
evenings Instead of nfternoons, they would
draw to the capacity of the largest ron
rert halls of the city Por this reason It Is
grntlfvlng to know thnt It Is one of Con
ductor llehr's hopes to otgalilre nn orches
tra for next season that will b even larger
thnn tho present one, most of whose mem
bers shall be available for evening con
certs. Yesterday's programme was n dellKhlful
one. It opened with the allegro modernto
movement of the Schubert 11 minor syin
photij, which iv ns admirably Interpreted,
the degree of grace, unison nnd expression
being ii surprlrc to those who fully appre
ciate tho delicacy of the composition and
the illtllcultles In ptcpnrlng such numbers
tor the-e ronrert' The orchestral feature,
however, was lirlcg's. first "Peer Ovnt,".
suite In four parts. This composition Is an
cvcredlnglv picturesque piece of musical
description, mid It was Interpreted with .
line regard for Its xnr.vlng scenes and sen
timent. The stilngs were pirtlcularly ef
fective In the death scene, but the bc-t
feature was the dunce, which was touched
ifr with delicacy, grace and llnlsh. The
big undertaking xvas l.l7t's "Mnzeppa."
decrlptlxe or scenes from Ilj ron's poem of
thnt tltli. The number, which was origin
ally written for nlnnu, and which was
played here by Mr. Sherwood and Mrs.
Itelir, wns elaborated Into nn orchestral
number nnd found to have scope for the
largest orchestras It Is n stupendous
composition, nnd was surprising) well
handled by the lleethovcn orchestra, which,
of course, was not large enough to do It
full Justice, but which was as large as It
ought to haxe been for the hall. It Is the
most difficult number the orchestra has jet
glx-en, and although hardly ns smoothlv
ptesentcd as the Massenet suite, glxcn nt
the Jnst concert, Its Interpretation xxns
ex en more creditable to Mr. Hehr nnd his
orchestra. Where so much good Indlxldunl
xvork wns done, It m.iv seem Invidious to
single out ono player for notice, but It Is
only fair thnt the xeiy effectlxe woik of
Mr Cail Hemmann, tho celllt of tho
"Wang" Company, who consented to help
out, should be mentioned,
The soloist was Miss .1, Abble Clarke, of
Ihe Chicago College of Music, a xoung, but
decidedly adx-nnced xlollnlst. With the
orchestra she plnjed De Ilerlofs first con
certo, nnd displayed remarkable faelllty
both In her bowing and In her left-hniiil
xxork. In the playing of this number she
xvas manifestly bothered by the fact that
her Instrument was n bit out of tune with
the orchostril violins, nnd her best work
was In two Inter numbers Seebocck's "A
In Hongrolse," nnd n Gipsy dance, bv
Hrnst. Ms Clarke's tones nre rich nnd
her style facile. The arpeggios. In xxhlch
De Herlot delights, were clear cut In enun
ciation and yet all her work was charac
terized by the confidence nnd abandonment
xvhlch alor.e can glxe both spirit and finish.
"Wang" had another good house at the
Coates last night. The brief engagement
will close with this ex-enlng's performance.
There xvlll be a matinee this afternoon.
There will he n "Pawn Ticket 210" mat
inee at tho Ninth Street this afternoon nnd
an "Light Pells" matinee at the Grand
Sex-ernl good things nre on the boards
for net xveek nt the theaters. There has
been n large advance ale for the engage
ment of Mr Thomas W Kecne at the
Coate. Mr ICeene xxlll be seen In six of
his giealesi roles
At the Ninth Street "The Penclhg Mas
ter," with Miss Dorothy Morton In the
leading role, will attract fax-otable atten
tion, a- the cast Is a strong one.
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" will be the attrac
tion at the Ollllss.
A Theatrical Incident.
Cincinnati Tribune: Tixo ladles xxeie ush
ered Into their scats In the parquet ot a
local theater last night, and Immediately
commenced an animated conversation. A
short time before the curtain went up
a gentleman took a xacant seat In the
row In front of them
The ladles were candid In their criticisms
upon the nctors, but the nctresses xxere
terribly picked to pieces. These remarks
were causing great annoyance to the oc
cupants of the adjacent seats, especially to
the gentlpmin referred to.
In the third act nn actress performed a
specialty. During Its progiess the le
marks of the two ladles became n positive
"How she Is pilnted," said one "Thnt
hair Is not natural," said tho other. "I
xvonder sho is not ashamed to xxeir such
short dresses," re-turned the first. Purther
remaiks xveie cut short, for the gentleman
In front could endure It no longer, and,
turning to one of the ladles, said: "Madam,
the lady In question Is my xvlfe,"
Washington Star: "There's no doubt."
said Mr Dolan, "about there beln' w'nn
great advantage In beln' born In this coun-
"An' phwat's thot?" lnqulied Mra Dolan.
"It saves xcz the prolce av a steamship
ALL OVi:U MlhSOUKf.
Kdltor Crosby starts off well with his
bright, new Brooktleld Budget.
A charity euchre party xx-as glx'en by the
ladles lu Louisiana last week, and about $00
xxns raised for tho worthy cause,
The HepubllcHiis of Louisiana hold their
conx-entlon to-dny for the purpose of nom
inating candidates for city oltlees.
The receipts of the Missouri Masonic
home nmountcd to J18.C0S last xcar. Of
this, the grand lodge contributed 12,4of.
ltlehland has had a very successful re
vlval, with P.uv. Lokey In charge. More
than fifty conversions have already re
sulted. W. O. Humphrey is noxv the owner of tho
Perry Lnterprlse, having purchased the
paper from Thomas. T, Trimble, the foi
The Liberty Tribune claims tint the law
ngulnst killing quails s being violated right
along In Clay county. The legal season ex
pired January 1.
The Chicago & Alton pan $I,'"S taxes In
Callaway county, The largest amount paid
by uii Individual Is IT91.W, the donation
made by Mr, H ins Lnwther,
F.ircoxlu recklessly adds one more to the
list of plutocrats by paying Its city mar
shal $3u per month for serxlces otllclally
rendered and 52 extru for killing dogs.
lirow illusion proposes to rise from tho
ashes of the iccint lire In good shape. Pe
or six brick business houses are already
planned, und others arc In contemplation,
Kansas City parties xxere In Clinton last
xveek organizing a lodge of the Itoyal
Neighbors, the women's branch of the .Mod
ern Woodmen, A very successful stait xvas
Chllllcolhe, niuong many other delightful
features, rejoices In the possession of a
"Schumann" club, a "Itoyal Half Dozen"
and u beautiful oimg lady xvho spells her
1 1 out name "Coqiiesae,"
Audrain county only paid out f 1.02S for
nil its records, blanks and nil other county
lUOIllUK IIIMMIK Uf )l"jr 19TI, Hill), 0 niS
tolul. Hob White, with Ids handsome, well
edited Mexico Ledger, got but l-Mi,
Westminster college, at Pulton, will havo
Its oiatorlcal contest on tho owning of
Maich 23. and Iho xxlnner at that time will
niesumably represent his college In the
(ntercollegtato contest at Kansas City,
Singular Incident reported from Walnut
Oioxe, lu a Harry county paper; "Our lit
erary programme xvus will carried out.
All seemed to enjoy themselves especial
ly the song by the. boys and the paper,"
The panels over in Liberty deny that tho
gifted Mrs. Uellah Is being made, a society
pet In their tovxn. They say that tho
jams that she has succeeded in hpuotlz
ing the honest yeomen of Clay county, nnd
that Sheriff Hymen gallantly takes his
accomplished prisoner sleigh riding every
day, nra blankety-blank lies.
In Livingston county's metropolis, when
an enterprising merchant opens up a res
taurant In connection with his store, by
giving a grand free blow-out, it Is custom,
ary for the Invited guests to foim In lino
and whet theli appetites by singing, "John
nrovvn's Hody Lies alouldeiliig in the
Urave" as they blithely match along to the
The new editor of the Purdy paper. In an
article making a pull for a lot ot advertising-
that ha Isn't getting, but thinks he
ought to, pelts his uiientrprlalng and short
sighted fellow citizens with sucli irieslst
Iblu chunks of logto as the following: ''One
man, or rathel one line, cannot, or bald
ly, build up a commercial center, although
iv e know one man who has. All should
put their mites together and aid the Star
lu proclaiming this the Mica of Southwest
Missouri." Trulj laudable. Hut possibly
hs point can only b seen M through isln
f ss, darkly.
lis wonderful growth during Ihe last de.
ende Is Indicated by the statement thnt th
University of Pennsylvania has nn nt
tendance this year of 2.31S atmDtiK nnd s
faculty of 273 professors, lecturers nnd In
structors, Miss Crabtree. otherwise Lotto, the cxet
efferxescent nnd percnnlel. Is passing the
winter In Cleopatra's land, and Is much
bencnied by her prolonged rest. She Is said
not to haxe any definite Idea when she will
return to the stage.
Thornis Hoxenden, the American palnler,
made his first appearance upon the lecture
platrorm nt the Philadelphia Academy of
the Pine Arls on Krlday of last week. IIll
theme wns. "What Is the Purpose of Art?"
and "art for art's sake" vvns analjzcd and
defended Mr. Hoxenden Is the painter of
"Breaking Home Tics. ' '
Pehnuirv 12. 1", was the birthday ol
Charles Darwin is well as that of our own
Lincoln. One whs Ihe expounder of the
doctrine of the survlvil of the llltest In the
material world, nnd the other, bv his rise
from a most humble beginning to n lofty
pinnacle of greatness. Illustrated the samo
xloctrlne In the moral world
LlKhteen xears ngo Peter II ItrlKhim, a
natlxo of Vermont, gave ll.ojo.oo for n free
public hospital for Boston, to heir his name
on condition tint the bequest should re
main untouched nnd draw Interest tot
nxent.v-flve jenrs. When It becomes nxnll.
nble, sex-en venrs hence, the trustees will
haxe nearly H.i'W.W In their hands,
The twenty-fifth anniversary of Professor
C. C. I.ongdell, ns dean nt the Harvard
unlxcrslty law school, will be celebrated In
June next under the auspices of the liar
xard Hvv association. Sir Predrlck Pol
lock, the Ihigllsh Judge, nnd nilthor of a
number of legal works, has nnnounced his
Intention to be present on the occasion,
Now Idlzzlngly bllzzes the blizzard so
And snitmbtlng tho snoodlchltds snarl nt
the snow. '
While the chlgglyblni chafes at the chapi
on his cheek,
And the grumblesonic goozlcbug gurgle.
"O go!" '
"Ogo!" Chicago Tribune.
William S. Tipton, manngor of tho Uxin .
campaign during the Into gubenuitoilal
canvass In Tennessee, one of the old
guard of ".1';" who voted for Grant In the
natlonnl Hepiibllean convention ot lSn. and
wns I'nltvd Stntes marshal for the Hatcrn
Tennessee district under President Har
rison. He Is the editor and proprietor ot
tho Cleveland (Tenn.) Herald.
The plnn more or les talked ot tecentlv
for the consolidation of tho Chicago iml
veisltv with the Columbian university, of
Washington, hns been abandoned for the
present. Dr. Harper, president of the
llrst named Institution, In icfcirlng to the
matter a day or two ago. said .hat It
would take at least Jl, 00.1,(00 to carry out
the plan ns proposed, and that amount of
cash docs not appear to be In sight Just at
George Ldnard Curtis, who died a few
davs ago In Washington, xx-ns xxell known
among scientific men In that city, having
occupied positions In the weather bureau,
the geological siiivey, and tho Smithsonian
Institution. He xxas graduated from Yale
in 1SS-. and soon nftervxard became profes
sor of mathematics In Washburn college,
Kansas. He did useful xxork for the Smith
sonian Institution in preparing Its xolumo
of meteorological tables.
The death of Robert Louis Stex'enson has
awakened echoes of Pather Damlen's name
and fame, but hardly In time to reach the
chamber -where Pather Montlton lay a-dy-lng
In Spain. I'athcr Montlton was the
companion of Pather Damlen for four
yeais, and he xvas said to bo n little disap
pointed that he. too, did not die by and
with the lepers. As a matter of fact,
though he escaped leprosv, he lost his vi
tality In the sticss of labor: and ufter a
short spell of missionary service In Tnhltl,
he returned to Spain to die, worn out be
fore the npproach ot age.
More men's soles mo enrcd for, ot
nt any late more men's shoes are manu
factured, In Brockton, Mass., than any
where else In the world. Notwithstanding
the dull times the output last xear amount
ed to JJJ.uOO.OiH There are lty factories lr.
Brockton, nnd the operatives are so well
treated by the manufacturers that labor
troubles nre almost unknown. The last
strike thnt occuried was In the winter ot
1SS0-7. and the matter was finally adjusted
so satisfactorily through a board of arbi
trator, of xvhlch .Major Whipple was
ehaliman, thnt there never has been any
disturbance worthy of mention since.
One of the learned Justices of the su
ptcme court of Maine, who himself thor- '
ouyhly appreciates an amusing thing, was
holding couit nt Ellsworth, nnd In accord
ance with nn honoied custom, called lu a
local minister to open the session with
prajer. The worthy gentleniun came, and
after n chat with the Justice, proceeded to
address the glxer of nil good and perfect
things thus: "Almlghtv Ood, xxo beseech
Thee to bestow upon the presiding justice
the wisdom which he so gieatly needs!" It
Is said thnt tho same Judge oneo opened
court after prajer, which began this way:
"Oh, Lord, we pray Thee to overrule the
decisions of the court to Thine own honor
Bran sells for 73 cents a hundred In Bar
Argentine men me billing and renting
farms In Llmi count).
The Spring Hill bank eontilbutes J13 to
Uncle Sam under the Income tax law.
A Yntes Center man slaughtered a W-months-old
pig a few daxs ago that weigh
ed 1M pounds. y
Louis Holdren has sold his 210 acre farm
In Johnson county, three miles east ot
Spring Hill, to hii Hmpoila man, for SlO.Oon.
The Minneapolis Messenger threatens to
take n census of the blg-hnt wearers at the.
next theatrical entertainment in that town.
Odin claims distinction for Citizen Joe,
Hoblger, who wnsn't drowned In the Elbe,
disaster, because he came ovei the trip be
fote. Moie Democratic oppression. The Law
rence postmaster won't let his Sunday
morning xlsltois smoke while they are
waiting for their mall,
No restoration of confidence Is necessary
In Iuln. The members of the local bra-i
bind haxe decided to give a performance,
of "Young Mis. Wlnthrop."
Tho Claflln lender man has been Inter
viewing the experts around In his vicinity,
nnd they all tell him that crops aio sure to
be unusually good this year.
The Coffejvllle school board has adopted
the untl-clgarette resolution, under the pro
visions of xvhlch pupils who persist In tha
use of cigarettes nru to he, expelled.
Hwlng Herbert wants It distinctly under
stood that the Hiawatha World doesn't
print fatherless Items, and offers Jii) for
proof of nn Instance where .. ever has.
El Dorado high school pupils are going
to buy themselves fine, new pluno. They
gave an entertainment a few nights ago,
xvhlch netted them $:) for the piano fund
The Chetopa Democrat strikes an upper
cut blow at the Itepubllcan organ In Its
town by maintaining that the editor of the
latter contemplates publishing a book of
The members ot the Masonic order In
Spring Hill have decided lo build a two
story brick business block th.s spilng. the
upper floor of which will be used for lodge
A Methodist minister at Westmoreland
has preached the funeral sermon of eeven
adult members of one family In his. con
Kicgatinn during his three yeais' stay In
111 XV )UMt,
The editor of the Canton Republican ex
plains tho unusual excellence of his paper
the last two weeks by sang that ho has
been absent In Iowa that length ot time on
a visit to his parents,
lola has several old soldiers among her
citizens who have recently received the In
formation that their names hax-o been add.
ed to the list of worthy veterans who have
bet-n "Hoke Smithed,"
The event of the season In Wamego was
a local rendition of the "Texas Steer" by a
talented company of amateurs last week.
It Is understood that "Hossv has had tha
town tor her xery own exer since,
Dent Murdock says that Toneka as a so.
clety town has fixe different "four bun
drtds," ranging down to the Salvation
Arinx, and no one need fear but that he
can bo "In It" somewhere alone the line.
A big revival is in progress In Chetooa.
but w;hen the Social Club gave its little hop
the other night the dear girls thought they
ought to light the old fellow on his own
tenltory, und not a heroine of 'em all was
Next Sunday U to be Old Talk day in
tho Methodist church at Nlckerson. Po"
plo ov'erW years of age will bo the special
guests of the occasion, nnd will be given
places of honor In the front seats. Old'
fashioned hymns are to be sung, and a dls.
couisa on "Old Folks" will be delivered.
Kingman hao had Its first setback since
being rerogiiUed by the Republican ad
ministration. A haunted house, which was
the pride and mjstery of the tovxn, has
tinned out to be occupied by a poor, hun
gry cat. that hud become fastened up under
the iioor, Instead of lh weird and ghastly
spook that wai suppojej to hax. ctab
Ished Its head-iuartm there