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HOARD Of DIRECTORS.
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IN nOC SIfiNO VINCES.
A Werd te Republicans.
The hope of the party lit in the expansion
of a stalwart Itepublican pre. The Ilepult.
I lean irie reails or elhertvlie lulp te mi;i mi;i
lert n Democratic' paper te the exclusion of
one of Ilia eini party newspaper in untrue
te (he Itepublican nunc.
Ciianlmeuly subtcrlbiil te by the .ValfeimJ
J. S. CLARKSON, President.
A. B. HUMPHREY. Secretaiy.
The Free-trade campaign managers
have net yet replied te the letter of
Geerge Ticner Curtis renouncing the
Democratic party for its idiotic dogma
that Protection Is unconstitutional. The
bosses seem te be in doubt as te whether
the best way te deal with Mr, Curtis
would be te try him for treason or te in
sist that he didn't knew the constitution
from a side of sole leather.
Hen. Charles B. Peynt?, Chairman
of the Ninth Congressional District
Democratic Committee, declines te ar
range with Heu. William Luttrell,
Chairman of the People's Party, for a
joint discussion between Heu. Themas
II. Paynter and Hen. R. H. Yantis.
Mr. Poyntz suggests that there are 3S,
COO votes in the District, 37.0C0 of which
will be divided between the Republican
and Democratic candidates, leaving only
l.CCO for the People's Party.
A recent English bridegroom gave te
the bridesmaids at his wedding breeches
upon which were inscribed the number
'093." This, it seems, was the majority
by which he secured political preferment.
If Americans should take te mixing poli
tics with social events some curious re
sults might be evolved. Society Item,
Well, yes; if Grever, for instance,
had adopted this fad and given his wife's
bridesmaids trinkets inscribed witli the
1,070 votes that were stolen from Ben
Butler in New Yerk and which made
him President of the United States.
Cahiiem. D. WmeiiT, United States
Commissioner of Laber, declares that the
actual cost of manufacturing a ten of
steel rails in this country Is net mere
thnn $3 00 greater than it Is in England.
The duty is 13 44 a ten. What becomes
of that odd $10? Democratic Campaign
This is an absolute falsehood and an
inexcusable one. Carrell D. Wright
never declared any such thing. His
printed report shows no such statement.
This report does show that the net cost
of producing one ten of steel rails in
The United States is 24 07
In Great Britain 18 61
Difference $ 6 00
The man who get up this "tract,"
issued by the New England Tariff
Reform League Gil State street, Bosten,
even misstated what Mr. Wright
calls the direct lnlwr cost, which is
$3 78, nnd net 3 BO. The fraud
perpetrated here is deliberate and
intentional. The New Yerk Press
charges the New England Tariff Reform
League with absolute misrepresentations.
That Association says: Carrell D.
Wright, United States Commissioner of
Laber, declares that the actual cost of
manufacturing a ten of steel rails in
this country is net mere than 93 50
greater than it is in England." Mr.
Wright's tables, pages 173 and 175, (the
very paged te which the author of this
traet refers) show the difference te be
Tiik new Lpgislatnre of Mnlne will
have u Republican mnjerity of WJ ou
joint ballet two niore thau the last.
There will be but 1 Democrat in the
Seuate anil 30 Republican?, as against 1
te 27 two years age, while the Heuse
will consist of 109 Republicans and 42
The chances are that the doubting
Themases of Free-trade, who have been
howling se vociferously for proofs of
Commissioner Peck's statements, will
presently wish they hadn't. There, are
abundant surface indications that the
zealous assailants of Mr. Peck's figures
and conclusions have stirred up a large
and thickly populated hornets' nest.
The annual statistics of manufactures
published by the Massachusetts Bureau
of Statistics of Laber have always borne
the best reputation
for accuracy, for
McKinley the effort has been
Wages Rising, te get ns full re
turns ns possible.
Chief Herace G.
Wadlin and his predecessors have done
their part every year and have succeeded
each year iu getting au increased
number of manufacturers te de theirs.
They heard from 1,027 establishments
In 1SS7, 1,140 in 1SSS, 1,301 in 1889,
3.011 in IStK) and 3,715 in 1891. We
presume the report for 1891, jnst
published, will be denounced as a
Republican campaign document, for it
shows that the average industrial wages
in Massachusetts rose from s?137 93 In
1890 te $111 90 in 1891-an advance of
0.91 per cent.
It is facts of this sort, as shown by
the United States Census, the unanimous
report of the United States Senate
Committee, the official reports of the
Laber CommisMeners of New Yerk and
Indiana, and new by the report of the
Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics which
induced General Francis A. Walker of
the Massachusetts Institute of Tech
nology, himself a Free-trader in theory,
te admit in his advanced course en
"Political Economy" that Protective
duties tend "te create and maintain
high rates of wages in the factory
In their frantic attacks en Laber
Commissioner Peck the Cleveland
Democrats have been guilty of a most
They have assailed
A GmvE Mistake. Mr, Peck inces
santly witli vulgar
personal abuse in
their" newspapers, they have engaged
the presumably expensive services of
imported Free-traders te impugn the
veracity of his statistics and they have
even caused his arrest upon what is
apparently a trumped up charge made
only in the desperate hope of dis
crediting the facts given in his report.
But while vindictively persecuting the
Laber Commissioner the howling der
vishes of Mugwumpery have unaccount
ably neglected te resort te harsh
measures against Bank Superintendent
Preston, whose official report is quite
as criminal in Mugwump eyes as that
of Mr. Peck.
The Laber Commissioner dealt the
prospects of the calamity party and the
Free-trade prophet a deadly blew by
demonstrating that in one year under
the McKinley law the wages in
Industrial occupations in New Yerk
state had increased 0,377,92e 09, while
the net increase in the production of
these industries for the same period had
been $31,315,130 08. Mr. Preston
promptly followed up this demonstration
by showing in his own official report
that the savings bank deposits in New
Yerk state had inci eased from $015,689,
790 en January 1st, 1889, te $710,112,873
en July 1st, 1892, while the number of
individual depositors hail increased by
about two hundred thousand. The
presentation of these facts, showing the
steady increase in the savings of the
masses under Protection, was hardly
less damaging te the cause of the
perennial candidate than the report of
Mr. Peck. Like the Commissioner of
Laber, Mr. Preston was an orthodox
Democrat, bound according te the
Mugwump cede te cheat the people and
te distort and suppress the truth in the
Interests of his party.
Yet the Bank Superintendent has se
far escaped the rigorous treatment
meted out te the Laber Commissioner.
He has been roundly denounced, it is
true, for presuming te reveal increase
in the savings banks deposits under the
"robber Tariff," but he has net been,
we believe, chased by a committee of
Mugwumps, native or foreign born, and
he has net been arrested. It Is possible
that the Free-traders think that they
will have their hands quite full in
dealing with Mr. Peck alone. But if
they expect te be considered consistent
they will have te get Superintendent
Preston arrested also. They will have
te be quick about it, tee, or all the
theatrical effect will be lest. The time
before election is tee short te admit of
HIS OPINION OF MITCHELL.
Corbett Heady te Urpeilt .l,OO0 For
feit te fc'lgtit When HI Kngageiucnl
New Yerk, Sept. 23. If Charlej
Mitchell, the sprinter-pugilist of Eng
land, is really desirous of fighting
"Jim" Corbett, he will be accommo
dated. Corbett cherishes no leve fei
Mitchell, nnd he says it will afford
him infinite plensure te punch
the bragging Britisher down anc
out. "Te begin witli," said Cor
bett, Wednesday, "Mitchell is e
bluffer nnd u bully, who is net en the
level at any stage of the game. There
fore I fear that this challenge is like
ethers which have emanated from him
full of wind and bluff, and only an
advertising dodge. Still I hope thnt the
wily laidr is in earnest tins time se
that I can get a chance te show him up,
and give him what he richly deserves
a mighty geed licking.
"Of all the boxers In the world to
day, Mitchell is the most contemptible.
He is a common bar-room thug, who
fights through the papers and net in
the ring; but if he sets his feet en
American soil, he will have te make a
match with me or return te Entrland
in a hurry, branded as a coward.
Mitchell, I thtnlt, issued the challenge
for the purpose of advertising himself,
and coming here te tour the country,
grab all the geed American del
lars he can lay hands en, and return te
England without fighting. He will see
what a grievous mistake he has mode
if he comes here. Although it will be
impossible for me te fight for a year
a fact, by the way, which Mitchell had
in his mind when he wrote his challenge,
owing te theatrical engagements, 1
will make him pest a forfeit of $5,000
with any responsible newspaper in
New Yerk city, and force him te sign
articles te fight raj as seen as my en
TJic Decision of the 1'ottntewn 11a by Shew
IMiln't (Iu Their Wsiy.
Philadelphia, Sept 22. Last week
a baby show was held in Pottstown, ut
which sixty-flve babies competed for u
kitchen range. One, n child named
Schllcter, wen this appropriate toy, and
new the mothers of the sixty-four ether
cherubs arc raving at the judges of the
show in a manner te put the wildest
tiger te shame. They held that one of
the judges, a man named McCormick,
from Philadelphia, was an uncle te the
Schlictcr child, and that he influenced
his brother critics unduly.
Mrs. Patrick Sheehan said Wednes
day that she had been se confident of
her baby winning the range that a few
days before the exhibition she sold her
old kitchen stove. Afterward she was
compelled te buy it back for one dollar
mere than she had sold it for. She
spoke through tears.
Mrs. Jehn Vigers exhibited an eleven-months-old
baby that weighed twenty
six pounds and hal hair four inches
long. This baby could pronounce "ele
phant" and ether difficult trisyllables
with wonderful facility, and had a full
set of milk teeth. The Schlicter baby,
she claimed, was, in comparison with
hers, a hideous brute.
Dozens of ether mothers are equally
disappointed, and the three judges have
with one voice sworn never te act in se
difficult n capacity again.
Anether Onltr lu Trouble.
Bostex, Sept. 22. A temporary in
junction Was Wednesday granted
against the American Protective
League. The complainants claim that
the order is insolvent, and it is alleged
that its liabilities are e2,7Sl,000, and its
assets but 101, S00. Counsel for the
order consents te the injunction. In
two weeks there will be u hearing in
the matter of a receiver.
Liivflessne In I own.
Des Moines, la., Sept 23. News has
reached here of un attempt of a
gang of Negro tramps te loot and
burn the village of Spencer, in the
northwestern part of the state. A
pitched battle was fought between the
Negroes and citizens. Five Negroes are
in jail, and the people are intensely
excited. It is reported that a number
were seriously injured in the me loe.
Daniel Dougherty' Will.
Philadelphia, Sept 22. The probate
of the will of Daniel Dougherty, the
lawyer and orator, places the value of
the estate at 8140,000, devised abso
lutely te his w-ife, who is also made
executrix, during her life, with full
power for its distribution at her death
eh she may deem desirable.
Kj-Ceihu! Ilydcr Held Fer Trial.
Copenhagen, Sept 22. The judicial
inquiry into the case of Ryder, formerly
American consul here, who is under ar
rest for frauds connected with the ad
ministration of estates intrusted te him
in his official capacity, was concluded
Wednesday, and he was held te await
Genuine Ailatlc Cholera.
New Biiunswick, N. J., Sept 22.
Wednesday evening Dr. Baldwin, presi
dent of the beard of health, received
the bacteriological report of Dr. Edsen,
of New Yerk, en the cese of James
Carr, who died here a few days age.
The report says: "James Carr died of
genuine Asiatic chelera."
I. O. O. V, llemlqirerteri Changed.
Portland, Ore., Sept 22. At a ses
sion Wednesday morning of the Sover
eign Grand Ledge of Odd Fellows, the
headquarters e'f the order were changed
from Columbus, O., te Baltimore, Md.
The vetu steed 120 te 25.
Carlisle, I1L, Sept 22. Bruce Fag
gart, ex-postmestcr at Sumraerrield,IH.,
while walking along the O. and M. rail
way track near Xenia, was run ever
and instantly killed by passenger train
Ne. 8, going cast
Net a tiltlxen.
Omaha, Neb., Sept 22. J. J, Mcin
tosh, democratic candidate for congress
In the Sixth Nebraska district, has
withdrawn, finding that he h net a
Ventureieme Capt. Anilruwg.
Lisiies, Sept 22. Capt Andrews, in
his sixteen feet dory, which sailed from
Atlantic City, N. J., en July 20, arrived
Wednesday. The captain is well.
iti.L mjji I. y.i.
QUEER USES OF STILTS.
Employed In Eighteenth-Century
Toumeya by the French.
Quceny ShepheriU Who Walked ed Than
All Day lxag Without DU mount-
lug F&t of Wonderful
The custom of walking upon stilts
dates from the earliest times, and In the
art thore have been aome distinguished
professors who have attained a remark
able degree of proficiency. Some of
them have danced upon a tight repe lllce
regular acrobats. In the eighteenth
century, at Namur, in Frances stilt com cem
bals vfere a favorite game among the
young men. Most of these stilt fights
took placejhjrhiff thgctcs of the carni
val and ether great "occasions. The
Marechnl Saxe was in 1749 entertained
with ene of these tourneys. In describ
ing one of these combats Ilerper's
Yeung Peeple Bays five or six hundred
young men were divided Inte two op
posing bands, formed themselves into
brigades, wearing costumes of different
colors, and advanced against each ether.
The stilts .were about four feet higlu
The combatants carried no weapons It
was against the rules te de se they
had their elbows and their stilts, by a
vigorous use of which they did their
best te place their enemies hers de com
bat The struggle often lasted for two
hours, the combatants swaying from
side te side, advancing, retreating,
crouching toward the earth, or spring
ing up te avoid a well-aimed blew. The
battles often waxed het and furious,
but did net by any means necessarily
result in the death of these engaged In
it As long as it lasted the flags of the
rival factions floated from the windows
of the town hall. The spectators, many
of them women, did all they could by
their presence, cries and gestures te ex ex
clte the combatants te further exer
tions. Frem ene of their stilt fights the
Namureis wen a prfvilege the im
portance of which they have never
ceased te appreciate. Archdulce Al
bert, of Austria, at his entrance Inte
the low countries, was greeted by the
governor of Namur, who premised te
bring before him "two troops of war
riors who, without being cither en feet
or en horseback, would afford him the
6poctacle of a new mode of fighting."
The archduke was be much charmed
with the exhibition that he accorded te
the Inhabitants of the town the privi
lege of being exempt perpetually from
the duties en been'
In Gascony the Landez shepherds
used stilts se as te be sufficiently high
ly perched te be uble te survey their
flecks scattered among the heath and
brushwood. The stilts they used were
very high; they mounted them early In
the morning nnd did net quit their ele
vated position until evening. In order
te get upon thcin they climbed the reef
of a stable or the window of a heuse.
The stilts were furnished with rests
like stirrups for the feet, and the lower
ends wcroshed with bone te keep the
weed from being worn down or broken.
They" were attached te the thigh in
such a way as te rrpjthelcpes bj
Ing freety bent Each man was,fUrther
provided with a long pole, which he
used for climbing up te his position and
for support when he wished te rest.
These shepherds moved with wonderful
agility, clearing hedges and wide
ditches without difficulty.
SEX IN PRECIOUS STONES.
Sach a Distinction lias Keen Made Stnee
the Dny of l'llny.
Many stories have been going the
rounds of the daily papers in which the
statement has been freely made that
diamonds have sexes, and that en some
occasions they have been known te re
produce their kind. It is needless te
say that this is untrue. It is absurd te
say that inanimate objects ere se born.
Believing it possible, however, that the
terms "male" and female" might be
used in the diamond trade in a merely
figurative sense, a reporter for the
Jewelers' Weekly interviewed Geerge
F. Kuntz, the gem expert with Tiffany
& Ce., en the subject. Mr. Kuntz had
seen the stories, but laughed at the Idea.
On Investigation, however, he found
that the terms "male" and "female"
bed been used In regard te rabies aa
long age as the tlme of Pliny.
"Pliny alludes te this distinction,"
said Mr. Kuntz, in the thirty-seventh
book of his 'Natural History,' chapter
7, en carbuncles, or rubies, and their
sundry klndes; of their faults and Im
perfections; of the means te try them;
of ether precious stones resembling the
fire.' The following translation is from
Philllmere's Helland edition, published
" 'Moreover, in all sorts of rubles
theso are token for the male which
show a quick red mere firelike than the
re3t; and contrariwise female, such as
shlne net se bright but after a faint
manner. In the male it is observed
that seme seem te flame mera clear and
pure; ethers are darker and blacker;
there be again that shine brighter
than the rest, yea, and in the sun give
a mere ardent and burning luster; but
the best simply be theso which are
called amothystizentcs, that is te, say,
that in the end of 'their fire resemble
the blue violet color of the amethyst' "
A Nine Werd WUU
The shortest will en record in Lau Lau
zerne county was Med recently and it
was somewhat of a curiosity, says the
Pittsburgh Times. A month age there
died In a small mining settlement near
Hazelton, Themas YakulewiczL He
was a young man, and had accumulated
two hundred and fifty dollars, which
was half the amount be wanted te take
back te the old country and be Inde
pendent for life. This money was do de
posited in a bank, but ene day a fall of
top coal in his chamber in the mine
crushed his ribs and broke his back.
He was carried home te die, and jastaa
death approached him, nil alone in his
llttle cabin, he wrote en a scrap of pa
per his will, bequeathing his all te a
friend and laborer. The will Is en a
slip of note paper six Inches square, and
is as follews: "Mr. Bankers: Give ail
toy money te Mike Walkls."
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