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WHY I GO ABROAD.
i Tried to Iwture, bat Fate and My fflh
Wrra atalut Ma.
I ahull both pray and sleep the better
tonight if I prick mjr thoughts with the
point of my pencil.
In the first place, I was old enough to
know better. But, alas, for the great
blank wall of the mystery of things!
As I write I find it impossible to de
cide which emotion take precedence
pity for myself or rage at her. By "Her"
1 mean my wife. 1 hare one. It will
be "she" and "her" between us now and
forevertnore, until I can learn the lesson
of forgiveness. If I am slightly inco
herent pardon it in a man who has bad
his very soul eundpapered.
Friend, were you ever invited to de
liver a lecture? Did you prepare it in
an uplifted BtatJ amounting to inspira
tion! Did you round its periods with
laughter and with tears? If so you will
I am a quiet man. I live in a quiet
town. Hitherto I have been highly re
spected. My wife is considered a nice
little woman, and I have shared in this
popular opinion until now. She is not
nice and, furthermore, she does not be
long to the aristocracy of bruins.
1 was invited a week since to lecture
to-night on "Materialism." I had never
been invited to lecture before. I had
my ideas on lectures uud lecturers. I
always have had them. As a rule I had
concluded thut they lack deliberation.
Their flow of words is not regulated
properly to produce tho desired effect.
Their gesticulations are too violent and
generally ill suited to the ideas intended
to be illustrated by thein.
1 mused on all these things. I wrote
my essay; I memorized it.
As man himself weaves the web which
hides from him the stars, so I mvsrlf
planned my own undoing.
The night came. The audience came.
I placed "Her," MS. in hand, urion
three legged stool in the wings as my
prompter. My instructions were to
closely follow me in all my remarks, and
at any appreciable pause to prompt me
in several whispered words. How could
I dream in what manner those instruc
tions should be abused? I then walked
forth upon-the stage of our town opera
noose, i tins unsuspectingly walk men
ever to their Uoom.
Alas! My lecture intended for a solo
deliberate quickly merged itito a duet
a duet allegretto stacotto.
After coughing deliberately I looked
my audience firmly in the eye and told
"Owing to short notice as regards my
uojeci i nave ouiy teen enabled to ar
range a few turtin points pegs -on
v. men to hang the drapery of a few ram
As this little overture was not in the
MS. I had the pleasure of hearing three
nines rrora tae wings during its recital
the whispered words "materialism is"
which were, I hasten to state, the two
first words of my lecture nroner.
Immensely amused and thinking what
a good laugh we should enjoy over it
later, l tiastenea to begin.
"Materialism is a good sauce, but a
I bad flattered myself that myopening
sentence was impressive and wished to
accentuate it by a thrilling pause, but
1 was not allowed thut pause.
From the wings issued quickly the
nm words of my next sentence:
"Above the lights of our citv.eiacn-
lated I hastily, with a withering glance
at ine wings, "lies the"
"Darkness" (from the wimrsi
"Darkness," repeated I, stamping vio
lently to catch her eye and attempting
miserable man) anotner pause. It was
not to be. A warning voice distinctly
"Yet." added I in piteous despair and
perforce in louder accents, "above und
beyond that darkness lie the"
"Stare" (from the wings;-
"Sttti-s, roared I in a rage. Let us
hope the gods helped me to preserve the
emotions of that moment a dead secret
as fur as the audience was concerned,
"The world" (from the wings)
"The world is a strange salad" -no
pause, no hope, in it breathless racj wo
enunciated another strangely spoken
"The steeping child in each nature
once Awakened may never be lulled to
sleep again," we rattled at breakneck
This whole sentence cast, us it were,
Its shadow before in a weirdly shrill
whisper from the wings. Drenched in
perspiration, glaring wildly even as a
madman, I stood. Placidly, serenely she
at upon her stool, dimly discernible to
my distracted vision. A boy in the front
eat tittercu hysterically. An epidemic
oi nttenng followed. ,
And so on unto the very end. Uo rest.
no hope. Ever urged at a gallop by the
aumonisuing voice. Aly lecture resolved
itself into a race, in which I iinally re
sorted to bellowing in order to cheat mv.
elf into tho belief that my audience was
tone dear to any other tones than my
I recall with a tear my closing sen
tence, intended to be uttered in a reflect
ive whisper. In h hut despairing effort
l struggled to givo it that effect. The
result was this:
"And so wo do not understand. Wfc
(Voice Let thero lie light.)
I let her say it. It was till over. If I
had repeated it tho audience would have
heard nothing. The din was terrible
led by the boy in the front row. If I
vet meet that boy. As I walked
home through the rain after depositing
her in our carriage I reflected. Itseemfld
to me that there would be a strange and
weird coziness about a coila u coffin
But then nothing makes much differ
ence now. I tail next week. Detroit
Mrs. noiuire Are yon sure that this
Is one of the old masters?
Mrs. Pnrverrue Yea, my dear. My
husband had it painted to order.
aw lug HnU Grain.
The time to sow grass seeds is also the
time to sow oats, rye and barley, all of
these being, botanically speaking, graas
Do ot let apprehensions of winter
killing prevent the sowing of a, good
area of full oats. Our observation Justi
flei the statement that a crop of fall oata
on the same laud, and with the same
treatment, when not seriously injured
by cold, will generally yield twice as
inanv oataaa a .
mjT,u ivy; aua a
lau sown crop is not oftener killed out
by cold than a spring crop to ruined by
drought The full sown crop has so much
tanger time in which to forage upon the
oU for a sufficient supply of material,
and to elaborate the same, that a fair I
uIVa y.vU ,ecnred tnm ordinary.
ZJ2i the contrary the spring sown
i , . r , " u so anon a tune that
. It is almost useless to sow on thin land
; ggSfcJg- nured.-Sothen,
It 1" dngerous lu neglect catarrh, fol
it leads to bronchitis and consumption
Hood's Ssrsspsrilla cures catarrh in air'
ROUGH ON O'BRIEN.
He and His Colleagues Hear
THE MESSAGES AEE VERY lEU3!,
And Caoae a Collapse of the American
Mission The Manifesto of tho Envoys
Bepudtated Where It Was Least Ex
pected The Vnklndest Cut as to
O'Brien Parnell's Opponents at London
Considering a Compromise On View
of tho Situation Rome Speaks.
Chicago, Deo. 4. The American tour of
the members of the Irish parliamentary
delegation hns been abandoned. Dis
patches were sent out last night cancelling
their engagements at Indianapolis, St,
Louis, Kansas City, and other points
where meetings had been arranged. Dil
lon, O'Brien, Harrington and O'Connor
left to-day for New York, and accftrdiug
to the present programme the two former
rill sail on Saturday for Paris, and Har
rington and O'Connor, together tfith Gill
nd O'Sullivan should the latter reach
New York in time for Liverpool. The
lay was fruitful of surprises to O'Brien.
Last night he talked like a man dazed,
while Dillon, his colleague, was tramping
up and down the Lake Front endeavoring
to woo the crisp, cutting northerly blast
to recall his scattered senses.
On Blow Follows Another.
The first blow came yesterday morning
In the cable dispatch Btating that the city
touncil of Dublin had indorsed Parnell
and his course by an overwhelming ma
jority. Before the envoys had time to
realize the full import of this decision ar
other message was brought in.. This was
tO the effect that the central eonnml nf th
National League In Ireland had unanim
ously aeciaea to by stand the leader and to
repudiate the Chicairo manifesto This -
a veritable bombshell in the camp. While
toe turee were still debating the effect
upon their mission of the news, another
cable was handed to O'Brien. He glanced
me concents, tnrew the message upon
the table, and with the remark: "I have
no doubt now as to how Ireland feels,
buried his face in his hands.
The 1-ast Was a Htnnner.
This is what he hart nuul- "rvu-ir
Ireland Society, to a man, stands by Par
nell to the death; Cork stands bv him; Ire
land, by whom he stood when her friends
were few, stands by him when hi.
fades leave him." The significance of this
communication was that it came from the
very organization of which William
O'Brien himself is nreifliif. an nnn..
tion composed of 500 of the brightest and
most patriotic young men in Parnell's con-
wuueney. ii was tlie death knell of the
Parnell opposition, and in 1mu Km
it took afterwards to tell the story the de
cision to aoanuon tne American tour was
Are Done with Manifestoes.
X ne envoys would give the best years of
men nves io be able to recall their man
uraiu vi ouauuy nignt. TUey are no
longer in the fight. As Dillon said, the
insn people, Having declared that Parnell
hall remain their chief, must not be in
terfered With bv anv nnn "flK flt ,!
passionately exclaimed Dillon, when asked
i a prmicu story turn ne contemplated is
suing another antl-Parnt.ll .M
true. He added that he would deprecate
auy bciiod on toe pan oi tne members of
the Irish party who now oppose Parnell
which might have the effect of throwing
Ireland into still more internal warfare.
O'Brien's Grim Remark.
"In a short time mv mnvAmonta H11 T..
altogether guided by a gentleman named
nnurews. remans ea William O'Brien.
Andrews is the governor of Clonmel jail.
Dillon smiled trrimlv bnt onll
O'Brien, however, is likely to be guided by
i.ue wisues oi ois wife, ana It is said that
this lady is strennoualr nnnryuwl tn ...
turning and surrendering himself to serve
me sentence recently imposed upon him
with Dillon. The probabilities are that
for a while at least the two parliamentari
ans will locate-in Paris, where thev can be
easily reached and conferred with "by their
The Prlttat f..v -ti
Private cable dispatches to the delegates
oigui conveyed tne inrormation that
hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in
Ireland have ranged themselves on the
side of Parnell. This neutralizes the in
fluence which it had been hoped the arch
bishops would exercise in behalf of the op
THE THUNDERS OF ROME.
They Deseend tpon the Head .f the Ir
LoSDoV, Dec. 4. Rome has thundered
against Parnell, and unless the wisest pol
iticians of Great Britain are deceived, the
Home Rule partv must at mm thmt l.!n,
overboard or become so hopelessly divided
mat success during the next fifteen or
twenty veurs will ha imnnaait.ia a .
meeting of the standing commit
tee of the archbishops and bish
ops of the Roman Catholic church in
ireiana new yesteraay at tbe residence of
AruhbishoD Walsh, in TrnKlin t.. .mi.iQ.
Parnell's case, an address was adopted
unanimously, emphatically, and vigorous
ly repudiating the leadership of Parnell,
and declaring that his leadership will in
evitably result in defeat. The address is
signed by four archbishops and eighteen
bishops. It has caused a profound sensa
tion. BRITISH POLITICAL SITUATION.
the Irish Home Rale Party Is Not Par-
neit ami tne Tories.
London, Dec. 4 The Liberal lwir
will hold a meeting shortly to determine
upon a course or action. At present they
are at sea. and this dilemma. i nnt liir-i
to be relieved by any change in the leader
ship of the Irish party, as there is no such
party to lead, in the cohesive sense in
which the term has heretofore been ap
plied. The home rule issue is considered
out of the way and a strong fpelino-strain.
anv plan of land nunhu fn- Tnin.j
developing itself. Labouchere has all
aiongoeen opposed to pledging English
credit for any such purpose as aiding ten
ants to become Drnnrwtwd anti I,.. lam
many sympathizers hoth in the Liberal
aim vouaervutive ranaa.
Parnell for the Land Pnith.iue Bill.
The iroverampnr. kAmman i ,1 : .1
to push the land purchase Scheie, and will
oe uuea oy rarnell and his supporters,
thus entirely reversing the present situa
tion in parliament. The Tories continue
to treat Parnell with onaH.x.r.n
there is a marked relaxation ot the se
verelv critlcAl tnnn in u 1 1
- - w uob uecu
ducussed by the Conservative press. To
an inquirer Lord Hartington states that
even if the home rule question should be
shelved there nniilri ha Tin I. 1
the Conservatives and Liberal Unionists
unm trim issues bad been fully and satis
factorily disposed of. .'. ,
TALKING UP. A COMPROMISE.
The Nationalists Adjenrn to Hear from
LOSDOS, Dec. 4. The Nationalist
ference was in brief session yesterday
mornine. Clancy offered a comnromiso
and an adjournment was taken to see If it
could be adopted. Tbe compromise in
volves tne temporary retirement from the
leadership of the Irish party of Parnell.
Such retirement is, however, to be subject
to the extraction from Gladstone of cer
tain conditions in connection wiOi the
promised home rule scheme in the event of
a Liberal victurv in tha nvt
tion. The Nationalists hope are raised that
s unanimous, harnavnious and satisfactory
settlement will benbe outcome.
, Liberals Hopeleani Parnell Confident.
In Liberal tircl thwu hnnM on. r
shared, and the atniimlu ,,r iim ka
front of the oppositipn to Parnell in that
Party la atill on nr inid.l,iin, mnA
lute detrmiuation to drive that gentleman
,ul tne pontics of the empire. Parnell
xpressed himself last night as confident
Mrcuuning nis supremacy ia the Irish
?arty. The feeling amuug his adherents
M that his rxnition ia k. .
te of tbe dispute, especfnlly by reason
Dl t be aasuraucua of support received from
wa from Tlpperary.
LONOOX, Dec. 4. Fnm
Word that a number of tenants have seised
the opportunity of the demoralization of
the home rale cause to xoaka their peace
wun bmitn-Uarry, and. are about to occupy
their desttrted f-rrcs. The recent fetal
brought ont that a considerable number of
the tenants hod hesitated in 'Joining the
plan of campaign und giving up their
property, in which many of them had in
vested much money, one tenant, for in
stance, paying a ground rent of 1:30 a vear
for an estate which he- and his father
had improved at an expense of 1:3,000. New
Tipperaiy is said to be almost deserted by
business, while the boycotted shopkeepers
of the old town are regaining trade.
The Others Bout Count. "
Loxdon. Dec. 4. Salisbury, speaking at
Waterfoot, Lancashire, last night, said
that while the moral outburst against Pnr
nell for violat ion of the seventh command
nient was creditable, he regretted that Irish
breaches of the sixth and eighth command
ments hitherto had escaped condemnation.
Henly and Sexton, after supporting their
leader, had now turned and rent him. The
Liberal leaders had refrained from taking
any decided view of the scandnl until they
saw the effect of the expose upon the
The Irish World for Gladstone.
XewTork, Dec. 4. The Irish World,
Patrick Ford's paper, which hud hitherto
remained silent regarding the threatened
disruption of the Irish parliamentary
party, devotes considerable space in this
week's edition to the matter, iu which it
advises that the Irish party stand by Glad
stone, whom it believes to be sincere in his
effort to secure home rule for Ireland.
rarnellites Vote n ith Balfour.
London, Dec. 4. The government's Ir
ish land purchase bill passed its second
reading in the house of commons last even
ing by a vote of S68 to 130. The followers
ot i'arnell voted with the government.
They Torture a Victim to Make Him Give
l'p His Money.
New Atheks, Ills., Dec. 4. Berry Todd,
a farmer, lives near this place in St. Clair
comity. He is a bachelor about 00
years of age and lives alone on his farm.
He is supposed to keep a large sum of
money about lus house, and has often been
visited by burglars. Last Monday nixht
he was awakened by two masked men.who
covered him with revolvers and demanded
that he reveal the hiding place of his
Todd denied that he had any money in
the house. - The burglars then placed a
gag in his mouth and cave him an unmer
ciful beating. As he still refused to re
veal Ins treasure, the robbers aoDlied
lighted aundle to his feet and burned the
nesh until lodd became unconscious from
the agonizing pain. When he recovered
consciousness the robbers had gone. He
crawled to the railway track, were a sec-
uou crew untied his hands and feet.
INCREASED THEIR RATIONS.
TJncleSam Tries to Stave Oft a Fight with
Pine Eidoe abexct. s n tw a n
tions were increased yesterday to the treaty
oasis 01 is.., una tbe red man rejoices.
The government policy is to avoid hostili
ties 11 possible, but it will not succeed.
The hostile will not come in. Having
killed irnvprnmmit iwt t ln.i- . ufn; 1 i
punishment and will not come near th
In.II.. .... T. I I T 11 tin.
They cannot be starved out, having all
mure uu viic raues bl tueir commana.
With lwftr wi.lri gnd ri wymA nA
water than at the agency. Runners came in
yesieruay inonung connrming former re-
tinrt.4 Mtld H(lflini that- tltA linntil.. 1. ...
r n " W v,,0 UWQkllCB ua,(
dug ritie pits and erecttl stone and brasb
niiciici 3 ii ure Hiuug tne epproacaes xc
V l ISO., UCKMU, IU UlC UUU lAUUli,
In a fit of anger Wednesday Hugh West
Killer uis urotber, J. A. West, at Boltou,
The treasury department Wednesday
bought &l,oou ounces of silver at prices
ranging from 1.0M5 to 1.039.
A reward of ?500 is offered at Chicago for
any news 01 uenamin it. Campbell, who
disappeared from that citv last weelc
The state's prison of Wisconsin is tc
small to hold all the criminals of tbe state.
anu it has been decided to ask the legisla
ture for another.
The seventeenth annual meeting of the
juwb riue atocK Dreeoers association
opened at Oskaloosa Wednesday, wit h Boo
Hon. Isaac M. Jorduu, one ot the best
known lawyers in Cincinnati, fell down an
elevator shaft in that city Wednesday and
was instantly killed.
Two firemen were killed and two others
seriously injured during a fire in the Scot
ten Tobacco works at Detroit Wednesday
The money ioss was SSUO.OUO.
Georire Schied. nf St Tvtnia ol.nt l.ia
wife through the head Wednesday and
men repeausa me operation on himself
Uotn will die. Domestic troubles.
A slick young mart has been passing
mm eu 011 10 Mexicans as tbe son 01 Sena
tor Carlisle, and making it pay. His
game, however, has been blooked.
A wedding recently took place at Penns-
. 1 i.uuui.j, . to., ju vruien
the ernom was UO vara nld anil td. k
bL The bride and groom are both hale
It is asserted Bw that Wanamaker did
not mortgage his home at Washington
City for a loan, and that the man who did
was ex-Secretary of the Xavy Whitney, of
whom Wanamaker purchased the house.
Albert H. Smith, the junior partner of
tne Aew.iorK nrm of Mills, Robeson Ac
Smith, wus sentenced Wednesday to seven
teen years imprisonment for "raising" 1
seven -Kb are Lake Shore certificate to
make it read seventy shares, and for other
G. H. Rood and E. W. Maxwell, respect
ively nepuimcHn ana Alliance-Democratic
candidates for the Kansas legislature from
juanon county, each had SS votes.
Wednesdav thev mpf. at t.li utnt ouint
ry's office in Tooeka anil drew lota for t.h
jnace. xukhi won. Another vote for In
A steam pipe burst in the basement of
the Boston store, Chicago, Wednesday.
-j.ne Biore, as usual, was packed with peo
ple, and some one cried "Fire." A panic
- - -"""'I l .1 If VC1 tUI UCIL
-Wfitnn fuititttA ami r.tKua I. .1 1 ... v
SDiinM in IX-hinh ftnn nt.M bum.
' - ........... . ...u ..L.ti. . a nau lucu LIUIU
jng nan torn on: in tne mad rush for the
cry iuuutHuute exu. isooooy nurt.
An Insane Veteran's Death.
SETMOCK, Ind., Dec. 4. Willam C. Brad-
loru. asea so vears. a nne-armpil Mmn
soldier, who has been partially demented
for the past ten years, arose early Wednes
dav. Went into An P- I lnin in t. twrm mnA Am.)
the house, which snpeiM v hnrnn) with all
ito conienis. 211s agea and infirm wife.
wuom ne leit steeping isrrandly, escaped
inrongu iue winuow with slight burns, but
Bradford perished in the flames and his
vuujr was euiireiy consumea.
A Conntv Treasnrer Short.
PETEESBURO. Ind.. Dec 4. Jackson Fer
guson, treasurer of Pike county, is short
lu his accounts anm f 5 nm nnH Via a .A.
a deed of trust to the sheriff to secure his
bondsmen. Every one concedes the treas-
IlKni'a hrinnotv a ti Ji ),,. I . . nn I . i
tum. urn irouuie is aue to tne clerks in the
Stay Awav from tnnu.
LONDON. Dec. 4 A rnnrt 1 mm tl.. T)it-
lsn consul ceneral in LrnimsT nmt Ttrtt-
lab emifATIta ncra inof oattlini In .1...
rt n swvuuu fcuctb wuif
try, whether they are laborers, agricultur-
uiiisauM, as iney cannot compete
with the Italians and Basques in the mat
ter of low wages and miserable living.
A Tea Company in Trouble.
New York. Dec. 4. At their nnl
meeting auction sale of teas held at noon
yesterday Kichard At Montgomery & Co.,
112 Front street, announced that the firm
was in course of liquidation, owing to the
late financial stringency, and had been put
into the hands of a receiver. George S.
Coe, president of the American Exchange
Xatioual bank ia the receiver.
The Illinois Legislature.
- SPHIXUFIEU), Ills., Dec 4. Official lists
of the members elected to the next leg is
lature give the following results: Senate
Republicans, 27; Democrats, 24. House
Republicans, 73; Democrats, 77; Alliance,
i. Total on joint ballot Rep'iUicans, 106;
Democrats, 101; Allinnce, &
" Wants a Mixed Kelatloo'hlp. r 1
Rome, Dec 4. It U stated in court eir
clea here that the Duke d'Aosta desires to
marry the Princess Letitla, his cousin and
mother-in law. The arrival of Prince
Kapoleon at the castle ot Montcolion ia
believed to bo connected with this matri
The Alliance Menaced by So
' 5; cialistic Rocks. '
irOffii MTMBEES GOING TOO FAST.
A fare In the Direction of lxlcal Con
el islon That Uodea Trouble In the Kear
Future Sambo tomes Out for a Third
Pi rty. Based on Socialism, filna;le Tax,
at d Community nf Land Their Leader
a White Ks-Prearher of Texaa.
0 'ALA, Fla , Dec. 4. Tbe principal burf
new done yesterday by the Farmers' Alll
antf was to denounce the force" bill,
wbi h the delegates did by an aluiont un
auii ious vote. More intportant, however,
thai: any action ot the Alliance was the
announcement that the Colored Alliance,
wloVh held the first session of its conven
tion yesterday, was unanimous in demand
ing i he organization of a third party. The
new i is of even greater scope and signifi
cant s than at first appears. The Colored
Alii-mce, according to the reports ot its
oflic jrs, now has a membership of 1,200,X,
and of these 730,000 are legal voters. These
are 1 11 included in the Farmers' Alliance's
claii of a total membership of more than
Socialism and Single Tax.
Co I. R. F. Humphreys, the president of
the (Jolored Alliance, and the other dele
gate who are here unite in declaring that
the Alliance negroes of tbe south are unani
mous in demanding anew party and new
measures and issues. The matter is made
ra n significant by the fact that the Col
ored "Alliance, in its official utterances
Wed aesday, was outspoken in its declara
tion of pure Socialistic principles. Tbe
common ownership of land and tbe single
tax i lea are openly advocated in this re
spect . The Colored Alliance seems to have
simj ly gone ahead faster than their breth
ren i t the White Alliance.
The Colored Man Is Too Frank.
Thjy have carried the application of
sonir of the Alliance measures and princi
ples -jo their logical conclusion. This at-
tituc e of their colored friends is alarming
the Alliance leaders. They dare not go
ahead so fast and they fear they will be se
llout ly compromised before tbe country
by the frank declarations ot their negro
al lie. The demand of the negroes for a
third party, instead of strengthening the
movtment in tne white Alliance, will
probably weaken H for the present, be
cause of the Socialistic aspect which tbe
wnoin movement would at once assume.
Knn by a White Man.
Col Humphrey, tbe head of the negro
Allia ice, is a remarkable man. He is a
whin man, and the only one in the organ
ization. He was formerly a Baptist
preactierin Texas, where his home still
is, an 1 he devoted many years to mission
ary work among tbe colored people. When
the nt-gro Alliance movement was begun
two or three years ago the members in
sisted on his taking charge of it and re
maining at its head. He has the un-
bonnt ed confidence of everv man in it.
Taey look upon him as a father and his
control over them is absolute.
The Neero Vote la Demand.
Col. Humphrey said yesterday: 'From
the ii ceptionof the Alliance movement
anionic the negroes they have been in fa
vor of a new political party. In the last
election the negroes of the south did net
vote, xcept in South Carolina, where tbey
regarr ea ine unman campaitra as a third
party movement. The Alliance conld not
have von that fight without the negro
vote, in Mississippi, on the other hand.
70 per cent, of the negroes did not go to
the polls because they were determined
not to vote the Republican ticket and be
cause bey certainly will not vote the Dtm
Opinion on the "Force B11L"
"Xo, sir; the negroes do not complain
mat t ney are not protected in the fran
chise. I will say this on that point: One
of our most influential members made the
statem ant at this morning's meeting that
tne lot ce bin, ll offered twenty years ago,
would have been a blessing to the country.
Now, 1 1 is too late. There is no lonrer anv
need ol it. He meant by his words tlwit
the tin had now come when white and
colored laborers would vote together in a
common party, and that both would have
the sat le protection at the ballot-box.
Slse of the Mew Party.
"Out Alliance now has organizations in
thirty-dx states, and twenty-two will be
represt nted at tbe convention. Our mem
bership in the principal southern states is
about as follows: Alabama over 100.000.
Georgl i M.0U0, South Carolina 8U.0OU, Mia-
sissips w,uu, Texas w.uoo, Arkansas
80,000, Louisiana 50,000, Virginia 60,000;
neniui cy xj,uuu, Tennessee oo.ouo, North
UNGRATEFUL JOHN WILOS.
He Mai-rles the Woman Who Nursed aim
Baltuiokk, Md.. Dec 4. A romantic
marria,e with a sad sequel is brought to
light by a suit for divorce by Sarah Wilds,
a beaut if ul Creole with large, lustrous dark
eyes and an olive complexion. Her father
was a v ealthy planter at New Providence.
When she first met John W. Wilds he was
a passenger on a vessel that was wrecked
on the island In 1874, and when picked no
was unc onscious. By careful nursing by tbe
neautinu creoie ne was restored to health.
tint He Repaid His Benefactreaa. -
Wilds then set in to court his fair nurse.
and bel eving from what be said that ha
was a w ealthy citizen of the United States.
she contented to marry him. The ceremony
was per ornied at New Providence. After
living a: Nassau for awhile they came to
.Baltimore, where tbe wife discovered that
herhusliand was a poor man. The wife
claims ti her suit that Wihls took to drink
and is t ow in jail, and she charges him
with abandonment and cruel treatment.
THEY DID FOR A DASTARD.
A Sherl t and Deputy Put a Desperado
Oat of the Way.
Willi iVSTOWX. KV TW i.Tiu.1..
evening Seorge Burgess, who is known as
iKsjKoiic uiaracter wnen am UK, visited
Miss Ali McKinlev at. li., Vinm. w in
street. Vhat conversation passed between
them ia tint Innvn Vn 14- n J 1 t ,
shooting her and wounding her seriously, if
tint fatal v . Tt,,, , I. .... a l
i uuigna tucu ueu w uis noon
lul l.n i n .1 L. .. - Y- .
tng infao-medof the tragedy Bheriff Joe
cuu nil u urjiuir msnuiui went to the
house an 1 demanded admittance.
ell aad Bravely Done.
finroMI IvfnwH ri mmn (.. A I
T vfma. fcuw UWH SUU
threaten) l to shoot tha first man who
should tt y to enter. After some parley the
officers b iret In the door and were met by
efusillad a from Burgess' revolver. Thev
uubu rem mcu nre, ana uurgess fell to tbe
flnnr and diiwl in f, i ;n ... ,:
McKinley's recovery is doubtful. :
COULDN'T DO IT AGAIN.
The Bloat Falls Plumber Cannot Open a
safe for SOO.
SlOCX F U1S.S. D..Dec. 4. -Some time aim
a young lumber named Sanders caused a
sensation by goinir into the new ennrt
house in this city and opening the safe,
claiming to do so by listening to the
fall of the tumbler by placing his ear upon
the door. The safe nomnanv l.,l 4..-.
finished putting iu - seven Wm
vaults, and because tbe young plumber
could One 1 them the mnnlr rvminUin..
era refu d to allow the bill of fS,5oO.
euuesui y toe manager of tbe safe com
oanv ann sired htfont thm nitnii.;M.nM
and Dlacei 1 500 in their
felted if tl e plumber could repeat the feat
air me lomoinanon naa been changed.
Sanders w as sent for, but failed to open a
single van It.
1'ut the Benefit of the Race.
DaSVILI t. III.. Deo.
Of Decatur. CAIiaed th r- -i '
w a, Ar.
Craw ford . if t b ia cit v rrat .ts l a r t.
Obscene adical circulars though the
oiuiia. jen arrested by the postoffloe in
spector tb dortor iirra.ul .
similar tin ulara. Tiiii.4n.ji..
" oiuium HUle
be was vii sung the law, bnt thinks ha
uugu w o excused on account ot tha
vreat benei it he ru 1.-,.;
human ract ut" w
- Mail ij of Jtaval Appruttoee.
yCwvmrtB' r T Tl A t L ,
that all tl apprantica boys at the United .
Btatoi train ntrjttation. mutined To
"tw itt.D r( wrQ o.
il- to w l(
LONG TALK BEGUN.
Turpie Opens on the National
THE KLASUKE TO DIE OF ORATORY
If the Democrats Can Work It That Way
A Rod la Pickle for tho World'a Fair
Commissioners Too flreot an Affrctloa
for Hlf.ll salaries Taylor of Illinois In
troduces a Silver Bill The President
and the Absentees Capital City Items
Washixgtos Out, Dec. 4. After a
short but lively debate on the Indian ques
tion, in whkh Voorhees charged that the In
dians were being starved into hostilities,
Dawes denied the statement, and Pierce
said that the red man seemed to get more
hungry as well as mora noble the further
people got away from him (laughter.
the senate yerterday took up the federal
election bill, and Dawes waived his right
to open the debate, saying that he would
content hiimtelf with answering whatever
objections the other side should nrge
against the measure.
Turpie Becins tho Diseua'sloa.
Turpie thereupon opened the discussion
in opposition. The substitute measure,
he said, rested for its support on what was
ealk-d the suppressed colored Hepublican
vote in the south. The returns from the
lection showed an abstinence from
voting much greater ia Maasachu
setts and other northern states
than elsewhere. There had been a sup
pressiona suppression patent, well
snow, undeniable and widely prevalent.
The recent census would show that In tbe
stales of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois
there were about 850,000 colored people;
yet in those states no colored men had ever
served as governor or been elected to anv
department of the state government. There
una oeen not only no proportional division
of the offices there had been none at alL
Declares tbe Bill I'aeonstltutionaL
The suppression ot the colored vote in
the south was a thing manifestly in Ques
tion, affirmed on one side and denied on tbe
other, but the suppression of tbe colored
voter of the north was a thing without
question actual, absolute, unconditional.
He then proceeded to make a constitutional
argument against the power of congrexs to
pass a law regulat ing the election of repre-
eeuumves in tne tower nouse ot congress.
Xot ha v lot? this power itself, it could not
delegate it to federal election boards.
Should this bill become a law the investor
would find in many places in the south,
not dividends and income, but chilled fur
naces, idle mills, and smoking ruins. At
tneconciuBionot Tnrpie's speech the senate
at o.za aajourned.
Will Try to Talk to It Death.
Immediately after the senate adjourned
the Democratic senators held a caucus to
decide upon a course ot action in regard to
ine teaerai election DHL Tbe cancus was
well attended and the matter was fully
discussed. It was announced after the
cancus had adjourned that the Democratic
senators would continue as at nreaent and
debate the bill fully and fairly and in this
way try to defeat it. This means that an
effort will be made to prolong the debate
wun too oujoct or defeating the bill.
- ONE MORE SILVER BILL.
Proposition for an Additional Purchase
of IS.OOO.OOO Ounces.
WabHrcgtox Citt, Dec 4. Taylor of
Illinois introduced in the house yesterday
a joint resolution to provide for the pur
chase of silver bullion and to confine
sucn pnrcbaaes to the products of the
United States. The bill directs the
tary of the treasury to purchase, thirty
uays arter tne passage of this resolution-
silver bullion to the
Of 13,000,000 ounces, or so much thereof as
may oeonered for sale, at the market
price, not exceeding tl for 871.25 grains of
pureeiiYcr, ana to pay for such silver in
treasury notes. The silver purchased
unuer itiia act is to be in addition to the
amount purchased monthly under the act
of July, 1890, and all silver purchased
hereafter be limited to silver bullion the
product ot mines of the United States, or
of ores or base bars smelted or retloed la
the United S-ates.
A Batldlaa. fn Tl41 1 II-
The following were other bills intro
duced in the house: By Cannon of Illinois,
appropriating $100,000 tor a public build-
uk - uauviue, ma. tA similar bill was
introduced in the wnata i n.11... -
. -wuuiy vm.
Michigan; regulating the fees nf agents or
HwrmjiiDowoi increase of pensions,
on account of tbe Increase of the disability
for which tbe pension had been allowed, to
CL payable upon the granting of the in
crease. By Owen of Indiana, to restrict
immigration. The provisions of the bill
are made applicable to persons who are
personally hostile to the principles of the
constitution or to the forms of govern
ment of the United States, as wrll as to
other undesirable foreigners.
Lower Postage oa Letters.
Washisotox Citt, Dec. 4. Cullom in
troduced a bill yesterday providing that
from and after July 1, 11, the rate of
postage on domestic and drop letters shall
be 1 cent for half ounce or leas and 1 cent
for each additional half ounce or fraction
GOING TO RAISE THEIR HAIR.
Tho World's Fair Committee to Scalp tho
Washdtctos Citt, Dec . As soon as
Chairman Candler, of the World's fair
committea, returns from attendance at his
daughter's sick bed there will be some
lively developments in World's fair mat
ters. The members of tbe house commit
tee who visited Chicago are practically
agreed upon I report and this report will
likely remove the hair from the scalp of
tbe national commission. A Republican
member of the committee said: "The testi
mony we took in Chicago has all been
written ont and the draught of our report
is nearly ready. It will be unanimous
and purely non-partisan.
Are Makina; too Money Fly.
"We believe that ths national commis
sion's met hods have bees against ths inter
ests of the fair, and we shall ssy ao. We
believe that tbe extravaganoa of the com
mission in the matter ot salaries and ex
penses is little short of a nstional scandal.
Why, the commission has already spent
$143,000, and has arranged t. stale of ex
nendituraa that will at t .
or say 1800,000 for the three years, nearly
swvuiirwi 01 tne government expropria
tion. The salary roll of the leading officials
is simply scandalous.
Thluk Nothing of Sl.Ooe a Month. ,
"Why tl.OOO a month seems to these
funds nothing. We found one oihcial of
U.e 1 stional commission who, in earlier
staires of the fair nrfr.nl.BtUn ...
iou to get any place at 1150 a month. Hs
probably never had a greater Income than
that in hia life, ret whn k.
organized they put him on the pay-roll
oiu,uuw a year witnout nis even ask.
Aa Important Chalrmaaahlp.
Washisgtos citt. Dec 4. Much Into.
est is manifested bv members of tha hnnu
and particularly by western members, in
mm appointment 01 a chairman of ths con
tnittee on coinam. udrhta mil
tosacceed Conger of Iowa, who resigned to
ucwuie uiiuuner to waxu. w tcanam of
Ohio is the senior member of the commit
tee, but his Views nn the all A
-- . ... numuUH W
not coincide with those ot Speaker Reed.
" auaer oi .Massachusetts is the next mem
ber in Point of neninritv anil l. ,,r-vM
- . , ' myifmm
tbe speaker in opposition to free coinam.
T. 1- . V. 1 . ... . ...
": opinion 01 meruoers of the coinage
committee that Speaker Reed will select
the chairman from outside of the com
Senate and House la Brief. -
WASHIS0T05 CITT. De& 4 In Disks.
ate yesterday Voorhees, Dawes, and Pierce
uau a oveiy aeoate on the Indian questka
OVer a joint resolution to imua arms
to the aLaten of VnHk imI Cnnii.
Dakota and Kebraska. The election bill
Was taken un. and Tnrnia, .
speech against it .
in tbe house the Internationa copyright
bill was debated and paaaed 130 to W.
bill to aaaka any person acting in a fldnci
ary capacity responsible for the pension
money of minors was debated arit.hniit DmI
action. A motion to refer It to anmnittj.
was lost ft to 101.
ncccary to make up a quorum if one had
been neceswiry. . Aprottonnf this fact the
prexidrnt said to a Republican njeniber:
"I shall not appoint auy Hepublican repre
sentative to a federal office during the
sion, and I am frank enough to add that
those who expect appoiutnient at the ola
of the setwiou must prove their faithful
ness to the party and tbe admlniatratioa
by remaining in their seats until congress
The Copyris-at BI1L
Wastiivgtox Citt, Dee. A Ia the de
bate in the house yesterday on tha copy
right bill Fpringvr, Peters of Kansas, and
Kerr of Iowa, were among the most deter
mined in opposition, while its leading ad.
vocates were Breckinridge of Kentucky,
Farquhnrof New York, McAdoo of New
Jersey, and Rutterworth, the latter taring
that when the time cams that Ideas
thinking had no money value, we shoo Id
become a nation of "chumpe." lAngo-
fcr.j iLe vote on the passage of tha mil
was jeat, 139; nays, tti
These Drafts Will Kot Be lienors d.
Washisotox Citt, Dec 4. Senator Car
lisle has received two drafts recently
cashed in tbe City of Mevloo, drawn oa
him by a swindu-r irpn arming bimarlf as
the senator's son and calling bimelf John
(J. Carlisle, Jr. The only John ;. Carlisle,
Jr., Is the senator's grandson, 1 years old.
IM-arleaey la the Print Shop. '
Warhinotos Citt. Dee. 4 Ths speak
laid liefore the bouse yesterday a letter
frtni the secretary of tbe treasury trans
mitting an eatlniate of the deacleoey for
public printing, binding, etc., amounting
in all toKBti.im
Condition of Ir. Baster.
Washington Citt, Dec 4. There has
beew no change in Dr. Baxter's condition
since Tuesday night. He is still la a
comatose state, with no indications of re
Diphtheria at ladlanapolla.
iM'IASAroMS. IVc A The fear (hat
diphtheria would become epidemic in this
city baa been realised, and cases are being
reported to the health oolce at the rate of
fifteen a day. Wednesday a total of ninety-five
had Ixrn reported within tbe pant
few days, snd physicians report the dis
ease as spreading to an alarming exleat.
The danger is regarded as an imminent
that the hoard of health hsW a special
meeting Wednesday to devise innan for
preventing the further sproMof tbedis-
ConOaaraiioa la aa Ohio Town.
Chillicotiie, O , Dec 4. At midnight
Tuesday word was received that the vill
age of Frankfort, twelve miles west of
here, was in total conflagration. This
city reapouded, sending by special train
her engines accompamed by the firs de
partment. Yesterday morning the firs
was extinguished, but twelve lam blocks
tell the extent of the loss. Frankfort.
Ross county, is a villase of o0 inhabitants,
one bank, and on the Pittsburg, Fort
Wayne und Chicago railroad.
Eseltemeat Is Bad far SacoL
XKW Yckk, Dec. 4 Sued yesterday
morning weighed U4,' pounds, losing IX
pounds since Tuesday. He ascribes this
abnormal decrease in weight to nervous
excitement, canned by reading statement
in the newapapera that he is growing to
sane. Ilia attending physicians say that
his mind is aa clear as it ever was. Yes
terday was the weiity-etKhtu day of his
A tiood Word for tn trace's Shew.
JjXDoS, Dec. 4. Attorney General
We'nter. in a aprech last night, said he
believed English manufacturers would de
rive much benefit from exhibiting their
(iruduclsat tbe t'hicntrn rxps.iiion. He
hojied thut Great Britain wial l be ofB
lially ivprewnted tlirre a-. u resent
ment would be shown on at ..uit tf the
On Tbankgiving Day John 1L Tobin,
at Ix)og Island City, broke up aa old
ttuuk he had broiiKht from England aad
found that It contained a false bottom,
soncealed under w hich was tbe snug sum
tt in diamonds.
They're Always ta tha Market.
Count Von Ennoine Your enormously
wealthy American aristocracy has. alaa,
Miss Rron son That's true: bnt then
wa can buy what few we need, yoa
"Porous plasters are good for a weak
"That s all right, bnt 1 want a plaster
that will be good for a we-k Lenca."
Harper 's Cauir.
" oo. lire. A.
l osnl .f trade qn.4atkms to-day were as
fo'hjms; Wheat -No. t UseenioaT. oneaoa
V-Si-. rUmri SVSic-. Januarr. otead M:e,
rlud :: May. ofvuvd . I u'i. rlk.d woo.
Corn-No. S leveanb-r, mied Sc. ilor4
tr; .'aousry. oirn d i"vc. rUrl
Ms j, opened rl -d . S-. t lets No I
Dot-ember. tel Uy. rlowd .c; Jan,
arv.o.enel tclosri 4JV: May. oaed
4ViHaet 4 sc. l'orW-lgrroilHr. nfued
aa4 t-ksad e--ai. Janoar. oprne4 SIS fa,
rl srd tHl: .Vay. woe I ill.?, rloatd
tl IU Latd-Iiet-emlirr, opened tk;u, closed
Uvesiork-Tiie I'nino S ock ards renurt
the ft4loeln prWe: Uir-Market rpaneil
active: twl rraiirs stead; cwmn lots easy
and Sc kiaer; lulit (rales. ;AJjJ$ .: rvaeh
tarktn.-. tSljJi-V nuxei lu. 1 to,
heavy parking aLd siitpwo; k, ,Kl;t;
ph.-, X.ilt.3 3l.
Pmdure: Hitler Kanty r;rlar. ST4ATIa
per lb. alsiries, Snesi fresU. jc: fresh
pecking stotk. If. tcs-Frrh candled,
1Molt, ,tc irr dx. Itrwrd pus i Lry ileus.
SscpRTib s-iu vliit ktHM, T w; roast Sw
&r:iu'ki. M ii c: larkrys. lu (lie fiet, l
lue. Po;aiM -V sr.inxl n, hi r par bo: Bar
bankv .!'. Ap;ies-llliixa sresa Osoatnc
t. U4 M par bbL natiBK. (tuljSSi
Niw Yoks. IVcX
W brat No. S re I wluU-r rash, tL; Ue
oember, tl.o4: January, il.o, o-ra-No. S
Biixed rasu.eV-: du Drcembe-.atv.. OaU-truk-t:
No. mixed rash, ;li-: wi isy. am.
Hj-e-Dtill. Barley-Nominal. lrk-trail;
mesa, i luili J. Lani-Wuw.. Isauary.
e&.X'K Ftbruary. ".
Live at ck: CatUe-Maiket ei-tive abd all
grailv i. ad t anred lie f luu t: nuor.-rt to b at
haUve 1 1 n, ;9ti illi l Ills, &hrep ami
LamUa b tb shrp and hunb Stud naiiiy at
a sunlit adva'iee lmm previous pricve: e-en,
c-U iiA Wt (i luo e: lata a. Jk: -;.j. lio.e
Market steady: live hoes. tHaDo .Uu a ht a.
gay rtlead prairie. KOflOS SS -
bav Wile aioiTr W
Oard WaoatBM-O HA
A Prominent nheslHia nM . -
surgeon in eastern Iowa was called swst
tMM t. . . a m.
ivu uuiue ior a tew asys. uuring nis
absence ona of tha r-.hil iron
severe cold, aad his wife bought a bo ula
of Chlmbrlaln'a Cnntrh R.n-4. i.
a- ivb is
They were so much pleased with the
remedy that they after wards used sev
eral bottles at various times. He said
from experience with 1 be regarded it aa
the most relisble nrencratina i- ,,u
colils. and thst It came the nearest of ee
iuk a epecioo oi any medicine he had
ever seen. For aaU ti. a. d w
"J mm. mt mil'
i l .a r w .
The man who, toils ..a.i.
tlally just what will core your cold is
prescribing Eemn's Balsam this .r i.
the preparation of this remarkable medi
cine for coughs and colds no expense is
paroa to comoine only tbe best aad
purest ineredlenta. . lfxM w.,.t.
Kemp's Balaam to tbe light and look
Uiroogli U; notice bright clear look;
then compare with other remedies. Price
60c aad $1.
Ia the Miranit of tha mm u,i... j
'nis worid we anticipate too mnch; we
wu sua noart aaa sweetness of world
Ir Measures bv del'-htfni frkt..
,T wwwa V.
them. The results obtrinsd t mmTL.
3f Dr. J ones' ed Oov-w Toalc far exceed
ll clalma. It mm s - . .
ttomarh. r-v-r. k..: r'"i.i i ,
t-ou' .e. It liar- t- , 1
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Depoaita recelTed In amounts of
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a asteaae shsm. is. T.m . . a. -
slbtets tae osat nnn. Tae ears are aeoajia
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