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It. II. ADAMS, l-ahlishrr.
Y."hen behind the far-off mountains
Sinks the sun to nightly rest.
Then the clouds that veiled its brightness
Idly lie along the west;
Each one tipped with rosy splendor.
Which the noontide never knew.
And the afterglow so tender,
I-ights afiir the dome of blue.
Vhen life's woes, and cares, and blessings
Human hearts have known ami bore
Till th- years that are behind them
Number more than those before.
If these lives are full and rounded,
As a Christian's life should !.
And tht fruits of Cod's own spirit
l'eck the autumn-tinted tree.
"Will there not he joy ami loudness
Youth and manhood never knew?
XVaco that passetii understanding
Is .he heavenly afterglow.
I 'lata brown litath, in Good Housekeep
ing. HISS WITTEMOHE'S ROMANCE.
11 Y T. W. HALL.
t t i. i." ......
'rCT,F?M$:& jrivhiir a small
:.t her country
it except that
she was to
meet, on this
-Occasion, lor the lirst lin.f, me nance
of her orphaned niece, Maud P.ticiianan,
a yoiiiifT laily of lieauty am! wealth to
whom Miss Witteinore had heeii, for
many years, a mother. Although
Maud's liance was a count (Count Kun
olky, a young Frenchman of 1'olish an
cestry), there was hut it slight flutter
ing of the wings of society. For those
-who were interested in counts had ;toiic
ibroad 1o seek them; and those of Miss
V.'ittcinorc's set who remained had met
counts hefore and had found thcin 1o he
like all the rest of mankind, rood mid
bad mostly had.
There was a lurge attendance at the
paidi-n party, however. There always
was at any function riven hy Miss Wit
teinore. She was an old maid, it is
true, lint she. was the sweetest, most
lovable and youngest old maid in all
'Christendom. And. besides, there, was
uhout her the atmosphere of that most
interest ing thing, a romance in real life.
Indeed, Miss Witteinore, in her day,
had been the belle of all America; she
had been, and still was, a w ry rich
woman, and she was of the very inner
most social circle of New Yorlt. She
was an old maid. Yes, she hiuj hi::1: ly
acknowledged the fact iu-isd:'. Hut
her friends considered her such more
because they thought she would v.-iil-ually
become a prim, old, uiim.i rried
v oman than because she was rc;.!!y so
very old. Xo one could have criticised
the pink of her complexion, the luster
of her liairorthe brilliancy of her eyes;
mid her !igure, her bearing, her manner
Old Col. Tom Applcton used to de
clare that she hail received an average I
of a proposal a day former ten year.;, i
And then- was probably some fotindu- i
t'on for the statement. 'J'he frank old j
soldier was alleged to know more about j
the rich frills of New York than all the
young- club fellows in town put to
gether, llnvinjr no daughter of his
own, he maintained that lie had a right
to he father confessor to till of them,
lint it was darkly hinted that, the col
onel based his statement more on his
ilitmntc 1. now ledge- of the actions of
Iiis frieiid and boon com;ianiou ( harlcy
Thornton, than on nnyi hing els--. And
Cliai-ley was noted for but one thine;
that was his lifi long dcotioti to l.aura
Yv'ittemorc. llul that is part of the ro
mance. The story is short and not so very
common. Laura Witteinore, when a
young; girl, had spent several seasons
abroad. During; a winter in Farisshc
11 I.-.lir'T: (I'i
II K Ol'KXKD THE JiOTK.
inct a young' Frenchman, who, although
Untitled, w as of an excellent family and
a lieutenant of engineers in the French
army. They had loved each other at
lirst sight, and soon became eng'nged.
Hie had returned to America for the
H'uson preceding their nuptials, ilehad
resigned his commission in the army
and become an engineer on the Panama
canal. There was a long period of cor
respondence ln-t ween them, followed hy
a period of silence on his part the con
ventional precurserof an estrangement.
One day she received information that
lie had become an embezzler. A year
later the news caiue that he had become
n swindler in a South American state.
Later, through the alleged kindness of
lriends, she had learned of his contin
ued degradation, until at last she heard
f hint no more in any way. The aver
age woman would have speedily forgot
ten such an experience. Not so with
Laura AYitteniore. The men who be
lieved that she was like the ordinary
ltiu of women (there were many such
men) and proposed, with the delightful
hope of winning- a celebrated beauty
c,"y "f- V a-- i
an' u fortune ,-t the same time, got a
curt "No" for an answer. And few of
them ever had the courage to meet her
again always excepting Charley
Thornton. il ' w as a case of such blind
devotion ami such courage that even
Laura Witteinore respected it; and in
time lie became, not her accepted lover,
hut her tolerated admirer, and he was
quite satisfied with the role. People
raid it was because he was the poorest
of her admirers that she gae him the
unusual privilege. It seemed a trifle
cruel. Iiis case being hopeless, it ap
jicared as if she were making; the situ
ation till the more tormenting.
The years rolled on. Mis Witteinore
never mentioned the name of her recre
ant lover, but there was nooue w hodid
not bcliee, who diil not know, in fact,
that she still believed in liini. still lied
him. She was waiting for him to conic
back to her. All women have faith in
the men they loe. Hers was an unusual
example of the faith of a p'-rfect re
organized woman. In the locautiiucshc
changed but slightly. A gray hair orso
appeared aboi e her tern pics, ami she had
occasional lapses into melancholy.
During t hese she w as usually rat herd is
tant to tlicew r-faithful Thornloii. He,
naturally, would lie thrown into the
depths of despondency oil such occa
sions. Hut his friends agreed, to a man
(and even to a woman ), t hat these were
the most hopeful signs he could desire.
And thev instilled this idea into him to
i such an extent that he took advantage
i ot one of these melancholy periods and
; proposed again. It was for the last
j time. The result was quite the usual
! one, but more dccisiie. She said: "I
i think you might spare me a repetition
j of this." and left the room. And then
Thornton, in his turn, gave upall hope.
! After that Miss Witteinore seemed to
interest herself in but one being her
It was the night of the garden party.
The gathering was interested in t he lit
tie romance that v. as culminal ing t hat
evening, mainly because rumors of a
somewhat disagrei-aiile nature had pre
ceded th.- arriial of the count. lint
every isitiug foreigner, in these tin tie
sieelc days, is regarded in America
with more or less suspicion: and. by
virtue of that fiict. he had found, from
pure sympathy, many admirers and
supportei s. During his stay in New-
York, before his trip to the country for
this gaiden party, he had m; de no bi-t-ter
friend tl. an Charlev Thornton. The
fact that i;e was cngag;-d to the niece
of l.aura Witlemore may have ji--c:iiiled
for this. Or Thornton may
hac been careie.ss and utisophist icated
as usual. At any rate they were every
where tog-ether which militated ery
much in favor of the count. Still re
taining s;me of the rights of a "friend
of the family," eieii though he had
abandoned all pretensions to the hand
ot the hostess. Thornton was at the
count's side when he was presented to
Miss Witteiaore. He saw the varying
expression of surprise, terror and de
termination in her face. b perhaps
he alone, heard he.- gasp almost inar
ticulately: "Kanui:" For t!.,- !':..-t
time in his li ie he v. as bri Ijiant cno::': a
to lihihe the truth, and by rr:r.y
'.tvei t urn in l" a ta I hade. ' w it h ov. el .
iie turiitd silem-e into con f a.-iiui. sas
; ease iato laughter and ciiiuax ii.t.i
ai'ti-eliiuax. Miss Wi'teia-ae. I.
upon the arm of the im;.Tturh:.oie
('(Hint Ka:io!!.y. was enable:! toesi-ain
! ', i ai t ie- !:.a;; liiiu ,- t i.roi.T. 'a hile Maial
latehanaa helped l la- si.p:-o.-ed!y i;n
!o! ii:;:ate 'i iiornton t: Ii-.a-ije the
M iss Wit triuoreaml the count s roiled
awav t' a :i mote eo; i.er of the lawn.
They had the appearatu e of being old j
friends- or old cueiae. s.
"So," she said, q eninir the conversa
tion when they had reached a seat un- j
del- an old shade : . ". you have j
itareu. Kaoui. to cotae eiea to my house
an i ut.der aa assumed name, as 1 he
:ia nee i f my niece?"
"Yes." he laughed, wit h a shrug' of his
little, iiaif-stooping shoulders. "I ban
dared. It is hut a little trick in the
game. It is nothing. You see it was
.cry convenient to !eae France just
when I did. I needed money and 1 nought
it w on Id be as well to take it from Amer
icans, as from others. And I eon!.! not
ask a better opportunity than beiag - in
1 rod need as the liance of on r nieee."
"You do not mean," gasped Miss Witte
inore. anxiously, "to marry Maui!'.'"
"Well, not now," he answered. "I
did intend to, until I discovered that
on w ere a feai are in t he game. Then
it became too complicated a matter to
bother with. Al! I want, you uniler
sta:id, is money."
"You have sunk so low as that?"
"Ch," he replied, with a disagreeable
laugh. "1 have sunk much lower than
that, hi fact. I am itnpro iug my sii ua
tion daily. As you sec, 1 am the liance
of a beautiful and rich young girl. 1
w ill release her. Hut you must help in--in
return. I want money. I have ob
tained notes from one of your set. You
understand'.' I must not be interfered
w ith. or cverythingsliall he known."
"You dare to threaten me. then, with
the exposure of your own infamy?"
Certainly. That is a card that never
tails to win w ith women. Not know ing
that you were the Miss Wittcmore if
whom Maud sjioke so often. I did not
suppose it would be necessary to use it.
i'.ut il is a card 1 carry alw ays, where I
laugh up my sleeve. And ii will serve
n. v purKisc now very well. You would
not cure to have another chapter ailiit d
to your story, would you? And you
icrtain'y would not care to scud your
l icce through the world covered with
the same mantle that has been such:;
mortification to yourself?"
Miss Witteinore was silent a monieji!
and looked wearily at the grass at her
feet, lis a blush of shame and disgust
spread over her fail-. Such was the
man. then, to whom she had been true
all these years!
"Money," she said, finally, "money,
then, is your only object ?
"The only object 1 have in the world,"
"And from whom doyou expect to get
the money ?'
"From one of your smart AmeHcaiM,
one of your fi iends. In fact, Mr. Thorn
ton. I understand that lie loves you.
Oh, what a fool he is! Why, he did
ecryt Sling I suggested. I was engaged
to your niece. That was all that was
necessary for him to know. I uufohicii
my scheme. I talked mines in l'.ra.il.
I wanted a partner. He was only too
glad to be of service to me. 11a! ha!''
"How much," she asked, anxiously,
"do von expect to fet from Mr. Thorn
ton?" "I have his notes," he answered,
coolly, "for .s7.",Miu."
"Will you let me have those notes .1 1
five you ! heir full alue?"
"Too late. Th y an being negotiated.
Oh, I hae to in- quick. To-morrow 1
realize on tlieiu ami to-morrow 1 sail for
"Do you know that such a sum will
proi.ai ly : tiia him?"
t "Perhaps, lie aiiswer-ed. "ilnt w hat
I di 1 care? lb- is not t lie lirst man I have
' ruined, aril h - w ill not be the last. And
! you will let me doit. You w ill not ex
pose me.or - he pointed menacingly u
Maud, who sat engaged in conversation
with Mr. Thornton.
"Kaoul." said Miss Witteinore, sud
denly, "if I do not reveal your truechar
'icter, if 1 permit you to swindle ti:;s
poor man, who has never harmed you
ot anyone c.-.c in the world, will youg-i;
away and find some way out of this, so
that she will never know'.'"
"1 will," he answered. "Nothing
could suit me better. We w ill make a
ompaet, an agreement to sw indle. You
and I, w ho have been lovers. Ha! ha! it
is too rood! To-morrow Count Kanolky
will be suddenly called to lirazil, and oil
the way he will disappear. He w ill bt
washed overboard, quite aeeideii tally
1. is a trick I have used before. Mr
Thornton can go to work as a clerk, am;
Maud will lie a tearful but lcautihi
bride that was to be. She will wea:
mourning for me. of course. Other
wise you would have to tell her. How
charming! Is it agreed?"
"It is agreed," said Miss WiUcmorc.
Some ten days after the garden partv
.wr.i mines 1 Iiornton sat gazing olanK
ly out of ihe window of his club. H
already felt uucouifortaltle, as th'iug'l
he had no right to be in such a pi-nc
for he had just realized that he was not
only a ruined man, but without the ex
pt rienee necessary to make a living.
Count Kanolky had been accidentally
drow nedat sea. Themoncy he may havv
had with him had undoubtedly been on
i ,"vv a.;
- v-V '.' I,
T!!i:v s ;i:oi.i.i:i
his person ;.ia! would never be reco.
i red. liven trough it wen-, Thor.'i'o.i
won! ! have no claim against the man's
estate. !!.- v. as vaguely running over
in his land the few men to whom he
might a;;.iy for some sort of woru
when a -ii'V was l-.anded to hiiu. It had
been a lon' in;;-.- iuee Miss Laura Wit te
more had done him the honor to wrie
to him. but he knew at a giancc that it
wa.- from h-r. Wondering!;.', but hur
riedly, hi- opened the note. It related,
very :-implv. the fact that Mas Wiite
inorc had told him never again to ask
her to marry him, as she wished to
stjuare a long account by askiag him to
marry her. It is unnecessary to si. y
that he went immediately to her to t
her of his poverty. And it is ipiite as i;u
nccessaiy to say that she did not seem
to le at all disappointed at this con
fession of his, ami finally succeeded in
convincing him thr.t she had a great
deal more money than enough for both
of them. N. Y. Truth.
Origin f ihe Loving I'up.
There is an impiiry as to the rrigin I
of the loving cup from one who attend
ed the last dinner of the Clover club and
kissed the lips of the hospitable tank
aid as it circled the board. The 1 est
account of its creation comes from the
late Lord Lyons. Fritish ami assa.lorat
I'aris. Accord ing- to his narrat ive King
Henry of Navarre (who was sdso
Henry IV. of France) while hunting
became separated from his companions,
and. feeling thirsty, called at a wayside
inn for a cup of w ine. The serving maid,
on handing it to him as he sat on horse
1 ack. neglected to present the handle.
Some wine was spilt over, and his
majesty's white gauntlets were soiled.
While ridinsr home he bethought him
that a two-handled cup would prevent
a recurrence of this, so his majesty had
a two-handled cup made at the royal
potteries, and sent it to the inn. Ill
Ins next v isit he called again for wine,
when, to his astonishment, the maid
(having received instructions from her
mistress to be very careful of the kii.g's
cup) presented it to him holding it her
self by each of its handles. At once
ihe happy idea struck the king of a on;:
with three handles, which was prompt
ly acted upon, as his majesty quaintly
remarked: "Surely, out of tl:ref
handles I shall be able to get one!"
Ilcnee the loving cup. l'hiiadelphia
The ol.'.cs! written constitutki.ia
instrument was composed by Samuel
wlio "wrote the manner of ;he govern
nieiit"--that is. made a constitutioil foi
the Jews when the monarchy was in
Not Appreciated. "Mrs. Talkative
is a very interesting woman." "Yes
to hersell." Detroit Free Tress.
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PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
Mrs. Flora Annie Steel, the Anplo
Indian novelist, w Idle liv ing in India
flpent much time and labor on native
education, and prepared several hooka
for use in the schools. It w as not unt d
her husband resigned hi office and re
turned to F.nglani! that Mrs. Steel be
gan to write lietion.
The late (iustav Freytag in his will
provides that all letters in his posses
sion he returned to the writers. In his
life he used to declaim against the prac
tice of publishing dead people's letters,
and he directs that not hinjr of his own
lie printed of which he. hud not author
ized the publication.
lialdos, the Spanish novelist, who
is called great even by his contem
poraries, is a bachelor of jii, w ho leads
:i very simple and retiring life. He lias
vv rit ten ".u volumes of national episodes,
historical romance, and Ihev have been
uniformly popular since the first of
tin-iu. "Ira fa Ira r," was published in
A young Sw ede going by the name
of Charles ilaydeiiseii, who has been
employed as a lei m hand ill the lieigh
imriiood of Henderson, Kv., for six
vcai, was discovered recently to be a
woman. It was naturally a surprise to
the hundreds of coile w ho had worked
with her so long and had never sus
1 cctcd her real sex.
hi Hung Chang is not as fenrful of
assassination as other men in his pre
carious position would I . He consid
ers his narrow escape from death in
Japan the fulfillment of a prediction
made to him by a Chinese mystery -monger
years ago that he would dodge
death narrow ly many times and live to
be over 'JO years of age.
Mr. Huskiii sees very few visitors
low. At 11 a. m. and three p. in. lie
regularly takes a walk with his at
tendant. Hut even then he is so averse
to the eye of the stranger that he will
turn into the first field, or get over a
hedge if possible when the gate is too
distant, rat her than Ik- stared at.
onccrniiig cx-Ouccii l.iliuokalani's
reported purchase of a summer castle
I . .. ... . . , .. ...
ami w i uii-i v u ia i a i lai v , j law ai lan .uiu-
; ister Castle at Washington, declares:
"The cx-ouccn litis an income of not
more iiian.M.uouannuaiiv-.wiiicii vvouiu
Hardly warrant the extravagance, of
two different residences ill southern
-Alexander liim-is complains that
he is grow ing '.Id and disinclined to
work and becoming fastidious to a de
gree as to what he writes. Moreover,
he says, and it is a pathetic siateinej.t
to come from a man of so powerful a
pen: "I have arrived now at tin
w hen the best thing a man can do is to
icjl'.l his tongue."
A new ipn-s' ion is a'itat ing literary
Paris: Will tin- Freie-h academy, fouti-
i tain of honor, disappear when its great
j ilii tie.nary of the French language is
! i on; gileti d ? As hiehelieu created tin:
i academy for tile sole purpose of laak
! i ig- that dictionary, why should it sur
! v ive tin- pubiieatioti of tin- book? Ni
j body in this gem-iiiiion. at any rate,
! lien! worry about the matter, as the
I dictionary has not yet gone beyond ti.
i letter A.
"Why do you
scut Cupii! a
suppose they always
i a :a;y ?" he a.-kc I.
arrives at years of
re;. lied. Household
"Uvea use hi
Logical. ( issie "Nn't it a nui
sance? Mother says we revdn't go
iuto more than haif-iaournii.:: for Uncle
j l'opplewink!" 1 los de "W ? Ishu't
! he liiore'n half-dead?" Ally Sloper.
I "I reckon," said Mrs. Corniossel,
"that these : i:t icians say a good many
plied her hu
luore thet thei
sorry fur." "Vis," re
,i:d. an" a good many
u: ter b'.-." Washington
Mai:cl "Yes, he',
man, out hasu t his im
cidciit of some sort ?
a we? young
;ai't with an ai
1 can't get over
Amy "No wonder! It has no
bridjre." I'ittsburjjli Chronicle-Teie-graph.
"Mamma," remarked Johnny Ilun
kles, after he had absorbed a potash
lo.enge which had been given hi-.u for
his sore throat, "wasn't Ksau an idiot to
sell his birthright for a mess of this
stuff '.'" 1 irool. ly n Life.
Food lor 'i bought. He pressed a
lad kiss upon her lips. "How can
you?" she exclaimed. "Ah. love is
blind." he answered. And. when, four
hours later, ho took his departure, she
was still thinking-. Detroit Tribune.
"You can see foryourself that these
goods are marked dow n," said the sales
man, pointing' to the altered price mark.
"They appear to be all marked up." re
plied the customer, as he looked at the
many hieroglyphics. Yonkers States
man. An Irishman recently visited a den
tist. After he had discoursed volubly
an the subject of his sufferings the den
tist mildly interposed: "Doyou w is!; to
be treated?" "No, begorra." replied
Mr. O'Flynn; "you sthop the pain, an'
OiTl trate ye to anything ye want,"
The black-bearded pirate, with a
knife between his teeth, bearded the
passenger ship. "Throw up your
hands!" lie shouted. The passenger
hanging over the rail smiled feebly. "1
think 1 did, not less than an hour ago,"
he said gaspingly. Cincinnati Kn
ijiiircr. "Are all these young men anxious
to become surgeons?" asked the visitor.
"They are." replied the lecturer on sur
jfcry. "Hut how can so many expect to
make a living'.'" "Kasily. sir; easily,"
answered the lecturer. "Think of the
effect of the present bicycle crae."
Chicago Evening- Post.
Plausible. She "Do you know
that if postage was put back to three
cents we would mike money?" He
"We? Who?" "Everybody, stupid.
Itecause then the merchants would
mark their goods down to $1.9" from
t dollars, instead of $1.5S, as thejr da
ao" Indianapolis Journal.
CHANGED HIS MIND.
A Prominent Cuban K.idnt of WMh
lucLin CUT. Whii frcillrled KpanLh
HucrtM In Healing with the. Inaurree
Clou, Nov Feela C'outraiiiet to Aiiiult
tliAt the Ih7 of Kpanliih ltule nn tho
Inland U l'at.
Washington, Dec. 7. A prominent
Cuban resident of this city, whose op
portunities for information rejfui'dinjr
the eoudition of affairs in that island
are of the best, and when the insurrec
tion first broke out was reported as
saying- that in his opinion the more
men t would not lie successful, has
now changed Iiis mind.
When it was told him in conversation
that not only Spanish officials hut
American travelers recently returned
friiQ Cuba, had expressed the view
that the insurrection would be sup
pressed within a short time, he ex
claimed, with an impatient sneer: "The
power of Soain is broken, and she
will have to retire from Cuba. Ac-
cording to the oilieial statements of
tien. Campos there are 40.000 insur
gents in the Held negroes, mulattoes
i and lower classes of whites. The upper
! classes of the Cubans, the property
owners, will, in self-defense and
because of their inclination, make
common cause with the insurgents.
The Cubans prefer even negro
nomination to a continuing of.
Spanish rule. Spain can not longer
maintain herself In Cuba. The strujf
Klc may be prolonged for time, hut as
was the case in San Domingo after
three years of futile contest, Spain
must withdraw. The insurgents are
waiting to see what the United States
will do this winter. If any assist
ance shall he jrivn them here, their
triumph will be a speedy one; if noth
ing shall he done, then the insurgents
are determined to put the torch to the
island and achieve victory hy that
means. Nothing is more inflammable
than sugar cane, and the programme,
if carried out, will result in immense
loss and suffering. That it will be car
ried out I am certain."
A MONSTER PETITION
I T" ' " "hHlf of Kerognltion of
l Liiima jfeiUKereory.
: ... . .
v asiiixotox, uec. i. liepresenta-
tive Koyse, of Indiana, has present
ed a monster netition for the recoir-
,. - .... , ,,. .
! It originated at E'.khart, In 1., and has ,
j been circulated through every ;
' state and territory in the Union, !
collecting KJ.DilO signatures. I'enn
sylvania leads the number of signers
: with !i,S7."', and Illinois comes second
' with s.T-js. Itis headed: "A petition
iu the iuterest of humanity and the
cause of freedom," and requests con- .
gress to take such action as s'aall re- !
suit iu the speedy recognition, as bel
ligerents, of the Cuban patriots in
I their struggle for freedom. i
CAPT. ROEMER HEARD FROM.
Th St. f.ontit Zmiiive IHrer In C'nh.i at the
!-.! of Tito Hundred Americana,
St. Loris, Dec. 7. Capt. T. Rosser
Ii.iemer has been heard from. The
mystery surrounding the disappear
auoe of the young captain of the IJusch
Zouaves has been solved. Just as here
tofore intimated, iie is now in Cuba.
His "life's ambition." to quote his own
words. i be:ng realized. At the head
of a band -nO Americans, he is now
advancing to the front to light for Cu
ban independence. He is still Capt.
lloetm.-r. but with a typical soldier's
r.ea!, conlid-nce aud fervor, lie expects
to rise rapid! v.
North Athtutlr Sijii:tilrnti to Go to Vene
New Yokk. Dec. 7. A Washington
speciai says instructions have been is
sued to the commandants of the New
Yuri: and Norfolk navy yards to pre
pare the vessels of the north Atlantic
fleet for sea duty at once. Admiral
Ih-.nee has been ordered to start with
si.-: vessels of the squadron for the West
Indies on Dece'tibcr J'. and to put the
ships through an extended series of
evolutions and maneuvers, according
to the plan prepared by Admiral Meade
hist winter. The squadron will cruise
i in tlio Wvt In.liM fipn time nndenrlv
i in January- will touch at Venezuelan
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nnrlK I i lin 1 1 a.ch i rvi 1m h:ina. .M.'LiriA .
! Hid Texas will join the fleet
FORGER A. K. WARD
j Surely ISrhind th l!r In the Shelby t
I toii.itT (Trim.) Jail. j
j Memphis. Tenn., Dec. 7. A. K. Ward, ,
who reached New Orleans from Hon-1 The stock marKct has been weak,
duras. was brought to this city Thurs- j partly because of sales hy London and
day night and placed in the Shelby partly because of disappointing re
county jail. The prisoner attracted turns of earnings. November reports
considerable attention along the line, j showed a gain over last year for the
and a large crowd was assembled at , months of 6.9 per cent., but 3.4 per
the station in this citv. Chief Mosely. ! cent, iess than last year.
however, left the train on the out
skirts of the city, going direct to the
jail. Ward has not made any state
ments in regard to his operations in
this city in addition to those already
credited to him.
HOLDS THE RECORD.
j was issued by Acting Mayor Sennig-
The Empire State Ezpreu the rasteat fcausen vesterdav. In view of the re
Ketular Train In the World. C(?nt eff(,rt to aiJ Cuban insurgents.
New Yokk. Dec. 7. The Empire State j considerable comment was indulged in
express of the New York Central now j awlIt town, when the issuance of tho
holds the record as the fastest regular j-rmjt became generally known. Mr.
passenger train in the world, with a . ;ran.!fieH. the agent of the Nums-n
regular scheduled speed of 5r..;:I miles steamsi,ip ;;,., ;n his application,
per hour to her credit. The speed of ( 6tate,j tnat t;lf cartridges were to be
the best trains of foreign nations is: use1 for blasting purposes, and that
England, M. 7.-.; th-rmany. .-il.2.V, France, b:s Cl,mpauv ,aj previously shipped
4'J.sS; Belgium. 4.Y04; Holland. 44.73; thousands of tons of livnamite to Cuba
Italy, 4'.'.S4: Austria-Hungary, 4L75. nnd jiex-.co froin Philadelphia.
Virtually Wlpril Oat by Fire Hundreds
Stockholm. Dec 7. The town of
Mariestad has leen virtually burned
down by fire, which started Thursday
evening. The telegraph wires are
prostrated, and railway trains are un
able to leave the town, so that details
are not readily obtainable, and the
homeless inhabitants are nnable to
tahe refuge in other places. The town,
which is situated at the mouth of the
Tida, 154 miles from here, has a popula
tion of about 3,000.
THE TURNING POINT
Thoarht to Have Keen Beached In Tar
h-y llltory Maid faaha Take Kefac
t the HrltUh Ewbau Minuter Terrel
Beuda Two Note ta the Porte Deiuamls
the UUniiwftal and luniahmeut of nu OI11
rr Caimaklana t'onimemleit.
Const antinopuc Dec 7. The fact
that Said l'ashu has sought refuge ia
the l'ritish embassy has caused a great
sensation in all circles, and is a gen
eral topic of conversation. It is im
possible to for.ce the outcome, but the
fact of a native statesman of the high
est rank seeking un asylum in a for
eign embassy is recognized every
where as indicating an extremely crit
ical situation which, it is believed,
may become a turning- point ia Tar
Affairs in the interior of Anatolia
continue to cause anxiety, especially
in regard to the American inissouaries.
Minister Terrell has received no re-
I ply to his telegram inquiring after the
sa.ciy oi me missionaries ai ivaisaca.
The absence of news increases the
fears that are entertained regarding;
Mr. Terrell lias sent two notes to
! the norte. In the first he demanded
. tie arrest, dismissal and punishment
0( the officer coiamandiinr" Uie troops
j ut Marash for failiujr to furnish a
cnanl for the missionaries' resiliences.
and also the punishment of the sol-
diers who had pillaged the houses of
the Americans. Iu Itis second note
Mr. Terrell highly praises the cai
mauiams of Aintab and Marsovaa, the
Mutessarif of Amassia, and the colonel
commanding the troops at Marsovan
for their humane and heroic conduct
during the disorders in those places.
A letter from Marsovan, dated No
vember 19, states that previous to the
massacre there a report was current
that tiie Turks had been authorized,
to kill Christians during four hours
The Armenians, however, were assured
that they need not fear. Neverthe
less, on the following day they were
butchered in their shops.
It is stated that l.ekir I'asha, gover
nor of Amassia, summoned the leading1
Turks and Armenians and enjoined
them to restrain the populace from
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i i"uiiiiiij ii'iicin.c,umaniiK im
i would hold them responsible for any
! breach of the peace. Notwithstand-
the storm burst at
noon while the Moslems were at pray
ers. Immediately the alarm was given
the Turks rushed to their houses,
armed thi-inselves and bugan murder
ing and looiiii'r.
DUN'S TRADE REVIEW.
Slirliik'tire and Falling Prleert Kieept for
Vi'lieitr, which Ailvanceil.
Ni-w Yokk, Dec. 7. It tl. Dun &
. Co. say to-day in their weekly review
With all the shrinkage in present
business and prices, it is encouraging
j to tind but a small increase in failures.
Liabilities for four weeks of Novem-
bcr were Sl-'.onK.'iM, against S10,051,s7:J
, Failures in tiie United States for the
I week have leeii 3til against s." last
year and .' in Cauada against 40 last
i llusiii -ss is still sluggish. In nearly
3very branch stocks not yet distribu
ted to consumers stand in the way of
new orders. Financial influences have
not hindered, and rarely has the open
ing of a session of congress affected
business so little.
Wiieat has advanced about a cent for
I the week, though western receipts
: have lieen 7.014. '.HI bushel, against 3,
I 7-7.75S last year, and Atlantic ex( rts
j llour included, again exceed last year,
i i.Wi.O'.O, aga;-! ! ss7.7.(7 bushels,
i Corn moves ; s, freely than a t-ear
j ago, the low p. i -. a luring,
j Cotton has b.--ri vv -.ii again, declin
: ing a quarter f r the week, and the
January option -7 points. The quan
tity which has come into sight, 3.1 per
L-eat. less than last year to date, does
not yet indiiMte a yield :!0 or 37 per
' cent, smaller, as many predict, though
the recent movement is very slow.
Wool has been slightly- strengthened
by tiie Loudon sales. Sales continue
j Iron and its products are lower. The
' '"f,"1 no'" T i per
cent, telow the highest point in Sep-
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average of all
Hoot and shoe shipments for the
week are larger than last year, and
manufacture's are getting increased
orders, with general redact! -to in
prices, but leather has declined. Hides
are about half a cent lower.
DYNAMITE FOR CUBA.
A Permit Innned by the Miijor of Haiti
more Create a Sensation.
Baltimore, Md.,Dec. 7. Apernitto
ship IuO.OiM) pounds of dynamite car
i tridges to Cuban and Mexican porta
EIGHT HEAD OF FAST HORSES
I l'erinh In the llurnins of Itarn on
Capt. Sherman' Stork Farm.
Eav Claire, Wis., Dec ".About 12
o'clock last night the three large
barns on Capt. SCerman's stock farm
were destroyed by fire and eight head
of fast horses, including Belle Ure,
were burned to death. Loss. $20,000.
Three men who slept in the office in
the barn where the trotting stock was
kept were awakened by the flames and
traoke. All they could do was to save
themselves and the working- horses n-i
the catlia in the other t wo barns.
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