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CAPE GIRARDEAU. - MISSOCEL
THE SOUL'S QUESTION.
tm aitting alone in the twilight gray.
The fading light of a sammer'a day:
While the tinted clouds in the western sky
Jell of the brightness already gone by:
And night's sable mantle will soon be spread
idke a funeral pall o'er a day that Is dead.
And the angel of sleep-how welcome a guestl
w ill quietly lull the weary to rest.
And I sit and think: "I am growing old.
And the days of my life will soon be told;
And I ask, in the gathering darkness, why
Must all things beautiful fade and die?
Is life, sweet life, as brief as it seems?
Is Heaven only one of our dreams?
Or. is there a place where there is no nightf
Then why so hid from our mortal sight?'"
But I hear a voice, tender and low:
"Child of the Infinite, needest thou know?
Though clouds and darkness encompass the
Surely the Lord will take care of His own.
Hath He not kept thee through good and
Cease thy questioning: wait and 1 still.
Canst thou not trust in a Father's love?
List to the voices around and above."
The fading light groweth yet more dim.
And nature is charting her vesper hyma;
Yea. all the myriad voices without
Seem to say to me: "Shame on thy doubt"
Even the insects trustfully sing:
"Under Thy wing, we are under Thy wing!"
And the whispering leaves to each other say:
"He walke'a with us in the cool of the day!"
The night cometh on. and I lift my eyes
To the distant, glowing, fathomless skies.
Sure the heavens declare, in this quiet hour.
The glory of (iod. His wisdom and power.
The touch of His linger the stars obey,
And joyfully go their appointed way;
"Yet He who. made them and keepeth them
Bendeth an ear to a whimpered prayer.
And I sav. as I feci the touch of a hand:
"I seek not. 1 ask not. to understand
What He. in His wisdom, sees tit to hide
While under His care I safely abide "
And lo' as my soul abandons her quest.
There Cometh to me such Heavenly rest
Underneath are inttnite arms: and so
Jt id sweet to feel that I nerd not know.
II V MSANCES M'COUL.
Mrs. Benton sat in her tidy little
kitchen. ripping up her gray Henrietta
dress. She sat in the kitchen because
its smooth painted tl'jor was easier to
free from the bits of thread and scraps
than a carpeted one. She did her own
work. There was a little line between
her eyes, which deepened as she
snipped with the sharp scissors. "I
could cry if it would do the least
pood,'' she said, having acquired a hab
it of talking to herself. "1 want a new
dress, and 1 want to hire it made. In
fourteen jears I have hired only two."
She did cry now without regard to
the good it might do. She was not a
weak, nervous woman. On the con
tray she was energetic and strong.
Keeping her seven-room flat in good
order, doing all the sewing for herself
and Kdna, her oldest child, a girl of
twelve, and considerable for Fred, a
lively boy of nine; even undertaking
a coat for him sometimes when one of
her husband's would do to make over.
Mr. Benton was a shipping clerk in
a wholesale groeery and had been
gradually advanced from fifty to one
hundred dollars a month, liut the
family needs had advanced more rap
idly than his salary. Fred had shown
an unusual talent for drawing from the
time he was a baby, which it would be
absolutely wicked not to develop.
Edna had a fairly good musical capa
bility and took vocal culture. Mrs.
Benton could give her piano lessons
lor a time, and to pay for the piano she
had taught a little girl in the lower
flat; but she was not skillful enough to
attempt teaching music professionally.
Before her marriage she had been
cashier in the house where her hus
band was now employed, and was a
very good accountant. She often
laughingly said her experience was
useful now. To-day she did not laugh;
neither did she cry long.
The scissors resumed their snipping
and the work of destruction, which
preceded a new dress evolving from an
old one, went rapidly on. The door
bell rang. She pulled off her large
gingham apron and rublied the dust
from her hands with an impatient air.
Callers and ripping could not combine
and she needed the dress.
It was only the postman. She hur
ried back to her work, opening the
letter as she went.
Ukak Cousin Kate: I have been think
ing of you often lately. My visit to you a year
ago is often in mind. 1 suppose you are now
as you were then, busy ripping, turning,
lengthening, getting ready -for winter. I did
dot say anytning then, but it does seem to me.
Kate, a woman with your capabilities might
be something besides a household drudge.
You do not a'low yourself the luxury of a
washerwoman. Those are your own words.
C used to expect great things of you and I hate
to be disappointed
Brother Fred writes me that his cashier
(eaves him the first of December, and he
wishes me to come and take the place, but I
have other arrangements for the winter. Why
fan you not take it? He will pay fifteen dol
lars a week: you go at eight and leave at five
Consider It. Youraff Coz., Jcuk."
Mrs. Benton had been standing while
she read the letter; now she sat down
suddenly. She could no longer keep
back the thought, she had been want
ing to do this very thing. Hire a wom
an to do the work, be free to come and
go, and earn money as she had done in
her girlhood. Her head whirled. She
zould not work. It seemed almost like
wronging her husband to be so glad of
a chance to earn independent wages.
Her husband: What would he say to
the scheme? He worked hard and
brought home his salary; every week
in an envelope just as it was handed to
him and threw it into her lap with
some gay remark. He did all he could.
Did she expect more? She wanted
more at any rate.
She put the Henrietta away and be
can preparing for their early dinner.
Mr. Benton was usually at home by
half-past five. The children came
romping in. They had been to the li
brary after school and were late, but
he had not noticed the time. Edna
w the letter on the table.
a-i. u aril
"A letter from Cotisin Julie:" she ex
elaimed, as she read the postmark.
"Put it down, Edna."
A letter from Cousin Julie in which
all could not share was an unheard-of
event, for she was a family favorite.
But Edna oleyed pontinly. Her
mother was not ready to discuss the
contents. She wished to know her own
mind first. She put the letter away
and it was not mentioned that night.
It was the first time she had ever had a
secret from her husband, and she felt
as guilty as if it were a criminal affair.
Xext day she was still undecided, and
She resolved to see Fred Wfore speak
ing of it to her husband, and it was
several days liefore siie could con
veniently go. She did not accomplish
much during the time. Fred was only
too glad to secure her services, so she
agreed, if Mr. Itenton was willing, and
if she could get a woman for the house,
to begin the first of December.
She broached the subject after din
ner, when the children were washing
the dishes. Mr. Benton was surprised.
"Why. Katie, I never dreamed you
had such a hard time to get along
And our little home in hired hands!"
"But, George. I will lie here at night,
when you are. and Sundays; the chil
dren both go to school all day.
f course, she had her own way, she
always did. But conditionally, this
time. No night work of household
duties was to follow. The evenings
were always devoted to reading and
music. That part of the home life
must not be disturbed. In the roseate
light of anticipation sixty dollars ad
ditional every month seemed capable
of working wonders. She felt very
light-hearted during the days of prepa
ration. A middle-aged woman was found
who would take charge of the house
work and mending for five dollars a
week, the wash to go out as usual. To
accommodate the housekeeper, Edna
w as to take her mother's room, and a
folding lied was bought for the parents
to occupy in the sitting-room.
"We will get a good one, as I can
pay for it." said Mrs. Benton, proudly.
So she visited an installment house
and paid five dollars down on a thirty
five dollar bed. The rest was to be
paid in installments of ten dollars
In the rush of change in the house
hold basis, there was no time to finish
the Henrietta, so a new dress was
bought and hired made. It was not
nearly so nice as the Henrietta would
have been, dyed black, as she hail in
tended doing, but she could not afford
a better one and it cost fifteen dollars.
Fred advanced two weeks' salary to
help her get ready.
She enjoyed tiie change very much
for the first week, getting up to a pre
pared breakfast and coming home to
find dinner ready. Cousin Fred's book
store was so far down town that she
had to start at half-past seven, ami she
did not get home until a few minutes
after her husband generally a quar
ter to six; so dinner was at six now
Mr. Benton good-naturedly reading
the evening paper during the half hour
On Sunday the housekeeper made
complaint. "Fred do make more mend
in' than I reckoned on," she said.
On investigation it proved Master
Fred left the house promptly at eight
o'clock, and returned just before his
father was due. His clothes were in a
plight. There was an excellent pair of
trousers in the closet, which had leen
torn on the knee when comparatively
new. Mrs. Benton had intended to
make these over for Fred's school wear,
but there was no time now and she did
not know where to find a woman who
could do it at once, so his Sunday suit
must be worn Monday and she would
buy a new pair during her nooning.
By another week she had secured a
sewing woman to come to the house to
do the winter sewing; material at hand
to lie first utilized. At the end of the
third day the seamstress rebelled.
! "I'll never spend my time ripping up
I old duds, even if I am paid for it." she
i told the housekeeper. "If Mrs. Ben
j ton wants any sewing done she can let
This was the message she left, which
was accurately repeated.
An advertisement was then put in the
paper for a woman who was willing to
make over clothing. She seemed cap
able when she came, and planned out
the w hole winter's wardrolie in a most
fluent manner. Mrs. Benton gave her
five dollars to buy linings. Ihread and
similar articles, which was all she
would need to "make the things do
beautiful." she declared. She would
make the trousers for Fred, too.
Mrs. Benton sighed when she saw
the poor lining purchased and some
silk, got to trim a dress for Edna, had
to be utterly discarded, it was so thin.
The work progressed very slowly, and
Mrs. Benton began to feel nervous. The
line between her eyes came to stay.
Mr. Benton saw it, and asked:
"You do not have hard w:ork, do you,
She had not told 'him of the home
"Oh, no. indeed!" she answered, gay
ly. "It is like play, time to read even."
The end of the first month came, and
with it Christmas. She had not had
time to prepare any gifts, and so must
buy outright, and many, who usually
were remembered by her, had to be
neglected that time.
After two weeks of waiting and hop
ing that something would be done, she
discharged the sewing woman whom
she was boarding. There had been
little accomplished, and what was done
would have been better undone. What
brought the climax was Fred coming
from school in a perfect rage and de
claring he would not wear the trousers
she had made.
"The boys call out: 'Right about face;'
just as if I didn't know whether I was
going ahead or backing up," he said.
Mrs. Benton then made an inventory
of the needed articles, getting up after
her husband was asleep to do it. frihe
took a day off and went shopping, buy
ing everything that she could ready
made and getting a competent woman
to take the rest home.
When the bills for the second month
eame in her heart failed. She had made
thirty dollars furnish the table nicely.
JCow instead of sixty dollars for the
two months, the bill was one hundred
dollars: She was almost discouraged.
Fred had not leen promoted at Christ
mas time as she expected, and his re
port for both months was very low.
Edna had given up practicing, because
she was so tired of her old pieces and
had no one to urge her. Mr. Benton
did not like to have the lessons going
on at night. They had tried that and
"I may be selfish. Katie, but I need
your society evenings."
The third month was fast drawing to
a close when the housekeeper an
nounced: "My sister in Michigan is dead, and I
guess I'll have to go look after the fami
ly. There's six children and the big
gest only twelve. I want to go to the
What was to be done? There was no
time to fill her place. Fred, seeing his
mother's distressed look, plunged his
hands into his pockets to aid him in
forming some plan of help. They
touched something. He drew out a
"Mamma." he said, shamefacedly,
"here is a letter I got from the post
This was Thursday! Mrs. Benton
read it ami burst into tears.
"My girlhood's dearest friend is com
ing from California. On her way to
New York she will stop here, and if it
is convenient visit me for a week or
two. She will lie here next week
Saturday. What shall I do?"
"Stay at home and visit with her,
Katie, you need a rest."
Her husband turned her gently
toward the mirror in a folding bed, on
which she had made the last pavment
that day. She was startled at the wan
face she saw reflected. Then she told
him the whole story of her cares, be
ginning with Julie's letter. After she
hail finished they made an inventory to
see the outcome of the matter:
Housekeeper, thirteen weeks T5 00
Kxtra provision hills 5o in)
Iress made 5 m)
First se wing woman 5 m)
Stoh'I sewing woman 15 no
Third seuinK woman w oj
Streetcar lure s no
Folding l ed x 00
Earned, thirteen weeks. jl5 per week Isjo 00
"Two dollars and a folding bed,"
said Mrs., lien ton, with a comical
grimace. "I am glad I have it. for her
to sleep in. at any rate. And when
she has gone I will l-gin where I left
off. ripping up the Henrietta." Good
GETTING A LIGHT.
Iee Into a Phase of Human Nature That
Is Known Only to Men Who Smoke.
Both were standing on the corner of
Washington and Illinois streets the
other afternoon waiting for a car, and
as one asked the other for a light this
naturally started a little spurt of con
versation between them. They were
total strangers, but this never makes
any difference with men who are habit
ual smokers. Let one man hand an
other a match or a cigar for the other
to grind away at while trying to con
tract some combustion and there
passes between them some subtile,
magnetic current of affinity which
makes them draw almost as closely t
gether as do their cigars when the fire
is being transferred.
Of the two the fat man appeared
happy and contented, while the thin
man looked dyspeptic and thoughtful.
The former was trying to absorb some
fire from the latter's cigar and for a
moment they stood motionless and in
tent upon the struggle for a light.
The fat man jablied the borrowed
cigar into the end of his cheroot,
twisted it around, pushed, mumbled,
puffed and drew with his cheeks oscil
lating out and in like a bellows, took
his cigar out of his mouth and looked
at it, stuck it back, surveyed the
jagged and broken end of the thin
man's cigar a moment, to see if he had
put it out, too, and then shoved it at
"Better smoke np a little."
The thin man put his battered cigar
into his face and began vigorously
drawing to renew the spark of life that
had been all but extinguished. Having
coaxed his weed back to life, he placed
it again in the hand of the corpulent
The twisting, grinding process was
renewed, and as the walls of the thin
man's cigar began to crumble a feeble
puff of smoke burst from the fat man's
"Guess you've got it!" exclaimed the
thin man, excitedly and in tones of tri
umph. But the puffs didn't become any
larger and as the thin man's cigar had
now been worn down to a charred,
shaggy stump the fat man was about
to give it up and throw both cigars
away, when suddenly his cigar re
sponded and a cloud of smoke issued
forth from his mustache.
"A-a-ah:" exclaimed both in tones of
profound relief, and as the thin man
revived the smoldering embers in the
remains of his own fine cigar, which he
had just lighted before the fat man
came up, the two surveyed each other
complacently. Both were now smok
"Nice day." remarked the fat man.
"Y'es, tine day," responded the thin
"Little too cold, though," continued
the fat man. sagely.
" 'Tis a little cold," assented the thin
'Sun's pretty hot. too," added the fat
man. in qualifying tones.
"Y'es. that's so: 1 noticed that my
self." echoed the thin man.
"Well, there's my car at last." said
the fat man. "I must hurry. Glad I
"Nice fellow, that," murmured the
fat man. as he stepped on the car.
Seems to be unusually intelligent
"Nice fellow," thought the thin man,
as he threw away the extinguished
wreck of his cigar and leaned against a
telegraph pole. Jiidianapolis SentiseL
PERSONAL. AND LITERARY.
Sir Bache Cnnard, who married
Miss Maude Burke, of New York, is the
second baronet of his line. In marry
ing an American girl Sir Bache has
followed the laudable cxau.ple of his
The mother of Aubrey Beardsley,
the artist, is a gentle, old-fashioned
Englishwoman, who lives entirely for
her son and his pretty young sister.
Mrs. Beardsley regards him with rever
An unknown work by Charles
Baudelaire, author of "Fletir.s du Mai"
and the model praised by the new
poets of France and England, iias been
discovered, and is to be published
soon. It is a bitter satire on the man
ners and customs of the Belgians.
The widow of John Brown, of slavery-day
fame, lives in a pretty cabin in
the Sierra Azure mountains, about
fifty miles from San Francisco. The
picturesque situation of iier home and
the fame of her great-hearted husband
attract many visitors, who are kindly
Ex-Senator Edmunds, of Vermont,
who frequently appears before the su
preme court at Washington to argue
cases, is in more robust health than
when he retired from the senate, and
he looks younger and more brisk and
dapper, partly owing to the clothes of
fashionable cut that he now wears.
Dr. Rudolf Doehn, editor of the
Dresdener Presse, and auther of sev
eral works on American history and of
translations from American poets,
died recently in Dresden at the age of
seventy. He was one of the many Ger
mans driven to America after 1343 for
political reasons, but returned to his
country after Prussia's victories in
While in England Alphonse Daudet
will be in charge of Henry James, who
has made all the arrangements for his
stay. Daudet intends to study London,
as it is in part the scene of his new
story, "Soutien de Famille." Daudet
says that shortly liefore the publica
tion of "La Petite Parois.se," a rich
Spaniard offered him one hundred and
fifty thousand, francs if he would
dedicate the book to him. He refused,
and considers the blank page to be the
best thing in the book.
The recent exhibition of regard for
Prince Bismarck has affected the old
man not a little. One of his guests re
cently remarked to him: "You must
have had many years of happiness in
seeing the reverence and affection that
the gerat German nation feel for you."
"Yes," replied Bismarck, "I am happy
in that respect. Hatred is contagious,
as I have learned; but love is the
same. The great preparations for my
birthday show such love and goodwill
that they put all the hatred I have
ever experienced out of my head."
A duel arising out of the Oscar
Wilde case took place in Paris lately.
M. Jules Huret, of the Figaro, in his
literary news mentioned the names of
the literary men whom Wilde met in
Paris, among them Catulle Mendes.
The paragraph was an innocent one,
and left no room for any suggestion
that M. Mendes had any acquaintance
with Wilde other than as a foreign
man of letters. He complained, how
ever, at bringing his name in connec
tion with Wilde's, and the Figaro ex
pressed its regrets, leaving no ground
for offense. M. Mendes replied by an
insulting letter which left M. Hurel
no choice but to fight, and in the due!
Mendes was wounded.
Hobson "What do you suppose a
dog's pants are made of?" Wigwag
"Probably of a sort of very light bark."
Where the Trouble Lay. She
"No, Mr. Suter, I can not marry you."
He "Do your parents object?" She
"No, I do." Harlem Life.
"Mr. De Peach is exceedingly fond
of a gooil story, isn't he?" "I should
say so. When he gets one. he never
parts from it." Washington Star.
When a man becomes firmly con
vinced that he is a genius, it is then
that the fringe slowly begins to form
on the bottom of his trousers. Harlem
Tommy "Pa, what is an 'intel
lectual soiree?' " Mr. Fig "It is gen
erally one where the refreshments do
not cost much more than sixpence a
Mistress "Why do you bring back
that prescription instead of the medi
cine?" Maid "Because I couldn't read
it and didn't know what to ask for."
Agnes "I think Mr. Slowe is hor
rid! He asked me for a kiss the other
evening, and of course I said no."
Glydys "What did he do then?"
Agnes "That's just it. He didn't do
anything." Yale Record.
Mrs. Hayson "What is the price
of that bonnet over there?" The Mil
liner "Just $13." Mrs. Hayson
"What will it be if you cut that ugly
piece of ribbon off the side?" The Mil
liner "Only S30." Chicago Record.
The preacher was indulging in
rhapsodies over the glories of the New
Jerusalem. Little Johnny listened to
him for quite awhile. He then whis
pered to his mother: "Mamma, is he
an advance agent?" Boston Tran
script. His Third Cousin. "He's your first
cousin, isn't he?" said Mrs. Dimling to
six-year-old Freddy, alluding to a new
baby of whom Freddy was very fond.
"Oh, no," replied Freddy. "I had two
cousins before he was born." Harper'
Mrs. Crimsonbeak "That Mrs. Ba
con is a very contrary person, don't you
think?" Mrs. Yeast "What makes
you think so?" "Why, only yesterday
she gave a 'five o'clock tea' at four
o'clock, and had nothing but cocoa."
Johnny Smart "I say, Mr. Cash
ley, are you a fish?" Mr. Cashley
"No, Johnny; why do you ask?"
Johnny Smart "Oh, nothin'; only I
heard sister tell mommer that she in
tended to land you the next time yon
called." Philadelphia Enquirer.
BRYAN ON SILVER. I
Speaks at Mexico, Mo.
He Fays HI Respects to Carlisle mod Sher
man, and Hit Itepeal of the Sherman
Law, and Declared In t avor of
16 to 1 Silver Policy.
Mexico, Ma, May 23. Ex-Congressman
William J. Bryan was to-day
among friends. From the moment he
6tepped upon the stage until he uttered
his last syllable he held the people
completely under his sway.
Early this morning the farmers from
the surrounding neighborhood began
flocking to the city, and at noon there
was room for just one more team to be
hitched around the court-yard. The
local band parsded the streets between
1 and 1 o'clock, and the military com
pany gave a drill later on. All this in
honor of the free-silver champion.
The opera house here seats about
1,300 people and there were about 1,400
present when Judge J. A. Guthrie in
troduced Mr. Bryan to the audience a
an exponent of the silverquestion.who
would discuss it intelligently, fairly
and candidly. When Mr. Bryan arose
he was enthusiastically received. Step
ping close to the footlights he said :
"As we meet here to-day as democrat, or
under the auspices of democrats, it is Biting to
notice tbe tact that the chief in rank and dig
nity among the members of tbe cabinet is dead.
Secretary Gresbam Is dead. When he was ap
pointed there was some criticism that the presi
dent should take into his official family one so
recently a republican. My acquaintance with
him showed him to be one of the most demo
cratic of the members of the cabinet. A cour
ageous judge before his appointment, he was
always a sympathizer with the common people.
I know I speak the sentiment of this audience
when I say that its heartfelt sympathy Is ex
tended to the bereaved.''
BECARDIDO MB. CARLISLE.
Bis remarks were received In silence. Ee
waited a moment and then plunged into the
liver question with all the fire and vigor of a
young crusader. He paid particular attention
to Secretary Carlisle's utterances at Memphis
and Nashville. He had a copy of Secretary
(then congressman) Carlisle s speech when he
was in the lower house in 1S7. He read ex
tracts from the speech andcompared them with
the late utterances of the secretary, and de
nounced him as insincere and untrue.
"In the olden days be was a lavid in the
ranks of free silver." said the speaker. "He
went forth to hurl pebbles of truth at tbe giant
Goliahs of monometallism. To-day we see him
a Uoliuh. a leader of the opposing forces, com
ing forth to challenge."
Mr. Bryan, in particular, paid attention to
the assertion that Carlisle favored free silver,
aud quoted his speech in which he says:
"I am opposed to free coinage of either gold
or silver, but in favor of unlimited coinage of
both metals upon terms of exact equality."
Mr. Bryan also pointed to a letter written by
Carlisle to a constituent in Kentucky. In which
he called attention to the fact that be voted for
free silver. He also took from another part of
Carlisle's speech the quotation: "If the
execution should be intrusted to a
public officer whose opinions upon the
subject (of free coinage) were In
accord with those of the great majority of tbe
American people and whose sympathies were
with the struggling masses, who produce the
wealth and pay the taxes, rather than with the
idle holders of idle capital, the provisions
would be of little consequence, because he
would coin the maximum instead of tbe mini
mum amount (of silver) allowed by law."
Taking this quotation for a text, Mr. Bryan
VOW 121 HARMONY WITH SHERMAN.
"Carlisle makes three distinct charges against
John Sherman in that sentence. He classes
society thus idle holders of idle capital and
the struggling masses who produce the wealth
aud pay the taxes. He charges Sherman with
being in sympathy with idle capital and an
tagonistic to the masses. He further charges
that the treasury officials disregarded the
sworn duty of their trust and issued but half
of the silver directed to be minted by law.
"Can one man make a more serious charge
against another!" asked the speaker. "Mr.
Carlisle remained in the senate fifteen years
and never withdrew his remarks. To-day he
is side by ide with Sherman, trying to per
petuate the demonetization of silver, indorsed
by one and so strongly denounced by tbe oth
er." The speaker then quoted Carlisle's perora
tion in the house: "We ought not to halt for a
single moment in our efforts to complete tbe
work of relief. The struggle now going on can
not cease, and ought not to cease, until all the
industrial interests of the country are fully
and finally emancipated from the heartless
domination of syndicates, stock exchanges and
other great combinations of money-grabbers
In this country and Europe. Let us. if we can
(So no better, pass bill after bill, embodying in
each some one substantial provision for re
lief, and send them to the executive for his
approval. If be withholds bis signature
aud we are unable to secure tbe necessary vote
here or elsewhere to enact them into laws,
notwithstanding his veto, let as. as a last re
sort, suspend the rules and put them into the
general appropriation bills, with the distinct
understanding that if the people ran get no re
lief the government can get no money.
"And yet Carlisle says that he never favored
liver." said Mr. Bryan, with a gesture of Im
patience. "Let me read a more emphatic?
clause, and let me say that Honest Dick Bland
never pleaded tor the rights of the white metal
more when he pictured the evils of the gold
standard. Dick Bland never used language so
strong as tbe language Carlisle used. Listen
to what he says:
THE SHERMAN ACT.
" The consummation of such a scheme
would ultimately entail more misery upon tbe
human race than all the wars, pestilences and
famines that ever occurred in the history of
tbe world. Tbe absolute and instantaneous
destruction of half the entire movable proper
ty of tbe world. Including heses, ships, rail
roads, and all other appliances for carrying on
commerce, while it would be felt more sensi
bly at the moment, would not produce any
thing like the prolonged distress and disor
ganization of society that must inevitably re
sult from the permanent annihilation of one
bait of the metallic money in the world. With
an ample currency an industrious and frugal
people will speedily rebuild their works of In
terna' improvement and repair losses of prop
erty, but no amount of industry or economy on
the part of the people can create money. When
the government creates it. or authorizes it. the
citizen may acquire it. but he can do nothing
"This is the man who never favored free sil
ver. When he pictured those scenes he was
expressing his sentiments. When he utters
such sentences as fell from his lips at Mem
phis, (he does his master's bidding; nothing
more and nothing less."
Mr. Bryan then took up the Sherman act.
which demonetized silver, and characterized it
a "crooked" piece of legislation.
"It was a deliberate swindle," be declared.
Senator Beck said that it was understood by
neither of tbe houses of congress. Blaine, then
speaker of the house, said that he did not un
derstand at the time that the bill demonetized
silver. Thurman said that not a man had an
idea that silver was being demonetized, and
Voorhees emphatically declared that the meas
ure was railroaded without being understood.
But you are told now that everyone knew that
the bill was a demonetization of silver. The
best argument is that the newspapers did not
find out. and when you get a thing through
now. and the newspapers don't get onto it. it
has been done mighty quietly.
NEED MORE METAL MONET.
"Carlisle's action in suspending the pur
chase of silver bullion on the plea that he
could not get it at the market price, was ri
diculous." President Cleveland's message, demanding
the repeal of the Sherman law, came in for a
round of rough handling.
"There are to-day in the world about HflO.
0O0.OUU in gold and a like amount in silver."
said the speaker. "If you place these two
metals side by side you can build up one of
the greatest systems of credit money, but if
you try to build one upon the other, one or the
other must falL '1 here must be an equality.
Secretary Carlisle said recently that there-were
119 of credit money to each 11 of metallic
money in the United States. The more credit
carried by metal money the more important is
that metal money and the more disastrous the
loss or depreciation of the metal money
In this case for each II in metal money lost
there is a loss of 111 in credit money. Hence
the necessity of increasing tbe amount of
metal money. As there is not gold enough in
the country upon which to base all currency,
silver must be used, and the sooner It is adopt
ed the sooner will prosperity be assured.
Ur Rrvan then rave Carlisle. Cleveland,
I Sherman, et ml., a few parting digs, and than
Bianonea on on ue aucauou a issue, uw-
elared that the Deonle who are in favor of stives"
!at some other ratio other than 18 to 1 have n
folioy at all; they do not propose anything.
i ney taut aoout socna money ana aj vamm
the present embarrassment will soon be over,
yet they ner do anything or offer any solu
tion towards settling the aoestion. They say
that it would be hard to ret back to 16 to L
which we left twenty years ago. It is no hard
er to go back than to go ahead."
He then took a fling at the income-tax de
eision as an illustration.
BCT ONE CLASS PBOTITS.
"Just when the Income tax was constitutional
and just when it became unconstitutional ran
not be said. It was constitutional when con
gress pa .sed It: it was constitutional when the
supreme court passed upon it It became un
constitutional when Justice Shlras changed
his mind. o it la with the demonetization
of silver, and when there was more
money than was needed and when it
decreased until there is less than is now
needed can not be said. John Sherman in OTt
declared that there was not enough money in
the country. He said in 18ft) that the increase
in the currency was not proportionate to tbe
Increase in population. This waa in view of
the retirement of bank notes. He said that we
needed an issue of iM.000.uu0 each year to keep
pace with the growing population. This we
have not done, and when silver was shut out
from the mtnts the power of the government to
issue a proportionate volume of currency waa
curtailed. It is only by a larger purchase
of silver that this can be done, Sherman aaid
in regard to tiie appreciation of the cur
rency that only the capitalist out of debt,
the salaried official and the annuity escaped.
Sooner ox later the salaried man feels it in a
decrease of salary, and the annuity, owing to
the company being unable to fulfill its desires.
The capitalist out of debt reaps the sole
benefit. The purchasing power of his dollar
increases: he becomes more wealthy. Hegeie
more dollars; his dollars buy more.,
"If we place silver and gold side by aide and
place credit money on them, they can redeem
and float many dollars, but if we try to carry
the silver on top of the gold and the credit on
top of the silver, it fails. Every change works
GIVE SILVEB TTUAL.
"The gold bugs say they do not want silver
because it would Injure the laboring man and
the farmer. Well, the farmer and tbe laborer,
as far as they have been heard from, declare in
favor of free silver. Now. suppose the capital
1st allows them to try it and see who is right.
If gold will be appreciated by free sliver at It
to i, then the capitalist would be tbe gainer. If
the laborer and farmer are willing to try it he
has no kick coming."
Mr. Bryan declared that the hard times hava
just begun. He believes there will be much
more loss and misery unless free silver la
"Allison says that the cause of the dark agea
was the single gold standard." he continued.
"I believe tbe continued appreciation will
make the rich richer end the poor poorer until
dark ages come again, but I also believe that
we hav reached a point in this country where
the government is only by the consent of the
governed. In Germany, the masses fare de
manding silver. English 'farmers and Irish
peasants are demanding silver money, yet the
money kings say that they don't know what
they want. The idea is absurd "
He denounced tbe gold contract with tbe
Rothschild-Morgan syndicate, and declared
that when Austria adopted tbe gold standard,
she sold her bonds to the Rothschilds, who
drew gold from America to pay for them.
Over half the gold used had the stamp of the
United States on it. Then, when they bought
the recent issue of United States bands, they
began dragging the gold back to tbe United
States from Austria. In a few months. Aus
tria will sell the rest of her bonds to Roths
childs, and thev will pull the gold out of the
United Stales' treasury for the purpose."
The speakerdeclared that if Indian and China
were to adopt a gold basis at $s per capita, they
would be compeled to purchase half the gold in
the world to do so. He closed by declaring that
just as soon as congress declared the 16 to 1
dollar legal tender, it would be worth 100 cents,
and the action of no power on earth could pre
He appealed to the democrats to vote for no
man who did not favor silver, and predicted
that the western republican congressmen would
support a free sliver bill.
Traded an Ege for a Knitting Needle, and
Out the storekeeper to Treat.
"Mornin. Reub!" responded the pro
prietor of the village store.
"How's all tew hum?"
'"Bout midlin'. Baby's got the
hoopin cough. How's your folks?"
"Doin' nicely, thankee. Caan't com
plain." A pause ensued, during which Farm
er Wayback aimed at the stove a cou
ple of times, and hit it. helped himself
to a handful of dried prunes and ate a
cracker or two along with a slice of
The storekeeper made a mental note
of these hems preparatory to getting;
even on the farmer's purchase. His in
ventory was interrupted.
"Say, Si, want f trader
"Dunno; what ye grot?"
" 'An aig."
"Enything special about th' aig?"
"Nope! Jes' 'n aig."
"Didn't cum all way down here jes'
trade fer 'n aig, did ye?"
"Yep. thefs all!"
"Well. I'll be darned! What ye want
for yer aig?"
"What'U ye give?"
"All right, here's th' aig."
"Goin V treat?"
"Oh, nothin'! Only thought ye might
be goin' t' treat. Sort of custom 'round
here. Eskerege alius treats when I
make a trade at his store."
"Jehosephat! I didn't make enything
on yer aig.
"Oh, never mind! Don't her t' treat
'f ye don't want to!"
"W ell, I'll be switched! Ye beat eny
man fer a trade I ever seen. What'U
"Well, Si, If ye don t mind, guess 111
her cider 'n' aig." X. Y. Becorder.
A Volume to Treasure.
A little book which all young par
ents, to say nothing of doting grand
mammas and aunties, will greatly ap
preciate is a home-made little affair
entitled "Baby's Sayings." Tbe coTer
may be as simple or as elaborate as the
maker may choose. Grass linen with
the name and a spray or two of forget-
me-nots embroidered on it was chosen
and manufactured by one young moth
er whose "baby," or little tot, is just
beginning to realize that he u in a Terr
queer world and to ask unanswerable)
questions and make sage comments
upon it. Bristol-board covers decorat
ed with some simple water color design
are pretty appropriate for such a
household compendium, which is sure
to gain in interest with every added
year of age it requires. Philadelphia
Mrs. Squildig It is too bad that.
Mrs. SEHg's little boy has the scarlet
Mrs. XcSwilligen He is no, danger
ously ili, is he?
"Oh. ho; but Mrs. Snaggs had just
got a s. unning new gown, and now she
won't be able to get out for at least six
weeks for fear of carrying the conta
gion." Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph.
The silent watches of the night thoaa
that are run down. Philadelphia Kecord.