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Monday. Dkbbbr 12. 1892
DINED THE ELECT.
Banquet to Cleveland by the Rc-1
form Club. !
i. . i nT Mil framed on nernocranc in--!
. ::t for revenue only. Yes, I am in t"1'"1'
,. ..i extra session to pass such a bill. 1,111
1 cioiuot now X" ito detail as to what re
du. lions 1 cou.sider desirable. So a
tin' nrewent ailverlaw is concerned I canti
r:iv whether its repeal is desirable or not.
It de;ends on the law that will take its
WILL MURPHY "GET THERE?"
LEADERS OF DEMOCRACY ON HAND.
The Coming Occupant of the Fieotitivr
Chair the I'rinclpxl Speaker, anil Whiit
Re Salii KemnrkH by Curl Mchui-x, .lohii-
son of Ohio, Millw, Kx.ovruor 4'hiii- j
oell, Oovernor-Klert Slone and Carlisle
The New York SeiiHtorshlp The Ui
pabliouna Ahead In 1oiiIuii: Springer
on Tariff Keform 1'nliticul Note.
Nliw York, Deu. 13. The banquet of
the Reform club of this city Saturdav
Bight had lieen looked forward to with
great interest auionx politicians as an ociu
i"ti when the president-Weft would utter
"keynote" jrivinic his view of the policy
to be pursuetl oti the tariff question ami
what he thought of an ext ra session. The
clnb counts anion its members sucli
wen as K. Kllory Anderson, Carl Pehiir..
Charles S. Pnirchild, and others as promi
nent. The banquet took place in Madison
Sqnare garden andlesulf the Kuest oft lie
rveninp; amon others present wen- Con
frrefwmen W. C. P. llreckinridKe. of Ken
tucky; C. R. ISreckinridtfe, of Arkansas
V. B. Uynnm. or Indiana; William M.
Fprinnr. of Illinois; M. I). Ilarter, of Ohio;
Charles II. Jones, of St. Iyiiiis; ienerl
Patrick A. Collins, of liostou; National
Committeeman R. C. Wall, of Wiscousin;
W, A. Anderson, of Wisconsin; S. K.
Moras, Indianapolis Sentinel; I W. Xic
man, Milwaukee Journal; ex-Oovernor
Campbell and Torn I. Johnson, Ohio.
The (iaritt of the K.vening.
Interest chiefly centered on the president
elect, who was "The Guest of the KveninK,''
to which toast be was to respond, and when
justice h.-id been done the menu the "decks
were cleared," as it were, and the orator
teal feast was lr,'iin by Mr Cleveland, who
Was introduced by K. K. Anderson amid
ai lause that Whs deafening. At the very
outsel Mr. Cleveland iiiliui.Ved that there
was no "keynote" in his speech by snyinir
Uiat he hud nothing new or startling to
ay. His opening sentences referred to
the great rietory of November, "the bright
est lilit of triumph our generation hits
aeeti," which he held to mean that Un
American people could be trusted to man
age the goveriitiM-nt.
Most Not llcceive the I'eoplfi.
After dwell. ng on these point for a time
the speaker id: "If we li:n e learned that
an appeal to the patri iLivii of our cotintry
meu and an bom ,-se:i.,i' ion of nliticid
principles to their intelligence and judg
ment are not in vain, t he t nought must not
escape us that whil" our people will in the
end repay wi;h their sii;j.ur: t he political
party which addnscs their mdcrstanditig
and re;son, i list e id of broad prejudices
and selfish interests, they will surely re
venge themselveK upon those who deceive
or betray them. We are thus
Imraght ftu to face with the reflection that
if we arc not to le tormented by the spirits
which we ourselves have called up we must
hear, aliove victorious shouts, the call of
our fellow countrymen to public duty, and
must put ouagaib befitting public servant.
Fome I'lgiiriii); on the New York Sentttoi-sliip-
Kighty-one Votes Needed.
Ni.w YoKK, Dec 12. When Kdwar.!
Murphy, Jr., was tirst mentioned f r
! United Suites senator there was little sh-
of opposition, but it is believed that there
is now active opposition lieing develmi.-e.
That this movement will fail in develop
ment of any material .strength is ver proh
able if the word of those here con nee: ol
with Murphy's candidacy is to 1 taken.
It is claimed here that Murphy ha- ''
pledged to him among the Democratic
semblv and fifteen of I he seventeen Demo
cratic senator votes. The statement is in
teres! ing liec-iuise it hi cJaiml that tlei
pledges are of an iron-botir-d " !.!
cannot and will not, be broken, li -further
said that they
majority of eases made voluntarily. Tiv
numlier of votes iwtwsjiry is hi, but Mur
phy's frietids claim at least five of Ih.
put down as doubt ful.
HAS A BIG CONTRACT ON HAND.
Many Perplexing Problems To Br Solved
In the Ienutcrutlc Way.
"If we redeem the promises we made to
the vntersof our land the difficulty of our
task can hardly le exaggerated. Coinh
tions involving the most iniKrtunt in
tenwU must lie reviewed and modified, and
preplexinv' problems nieniii-imi our sjifety
must bH"ttled. We should no)
enti-r upon our work in the least spirit of
resentment nor in he.nli-ss disregard of tie
welfare of any portion of our citizen
The mission of our party and the reforms
we contemplate do not involve the en
couragement of jealous animosities nor a
destructive discrimination between Amr-n-cu
u interest.s. In order that we may be
gin with free hands we should vigorously
op-.mse all delusions which have their ori
gin 'n nn-Deinocrat ic teaching or in demo
gogic attempts to dit-eive the people.
Mere catch words, which, if they mci.u
anything have no relation to sound polic,
an '. phrases inventeil to please the ear ol
the victims of cunning greed, ought not t
stand in our way."
lie had no doubt that the Deiuocracy
could accomplish all it had promised, but
sidil: "We shall utterly and disgriu'fully
fiiil f we attempt these reforms under the
iii.'IvetiM! of jietty partisan scheming or the
fear of jeopardizing personal political for
tunes." What the Other Speaker Said.
The speaker Bat down amid loud i
plause, and shortly nfterwa.-d Carl Schurz
spoke of the moral force in politics. Rep
resentative Johnson, of Ohio, said the peo
ple were pot afraid the Democracy would
go ton fast with tariff redaction, but too
ttiow. lie wanted the reduction to be iu
the line laid down at Chicago. No palter
ing w ith protection was his doctrine, R.
Q. Mills advised all to support Cleveland
as leadei. Ex-Governor Campbell, of Ohio,
said he was in favor of the boys who want
the postofTioea "because, from the post
master at Confederate Crossroads to the
Van CotU In New York, I am in favor of
putting them all oat and putting in men
who voted for Grover Cleveland." Ap
plause Breckinridge of Kentuky in
dorsed Cleveland's noted message. Will
iam J. Stone, governor-elect of Missouri,
He Speaks for the Great West.
Among other things Stone said: "The
western Democracy means to reap the fruit
of this great victory. They mean to have
the wall which greed has built circling the
republic torn down and re-establish, the
largest possible intercourse with all the
world, and to restore the merchant navy.
Our western Democracy is in serious earn
est. If any man there be in public life who
now iesires to hesitate let him be damned.
We trust our great leader because we be
lieve lu: is honest, candid, courageous ttUd
patriot ic, who scorns makeshifts and pre
tenses concocted to mislead and deceive.
There must lie uo shrinking from responsi
bility or evasion of duty."
Senator Carlisle closed the speaking with
s reference to the Tllden campaign in
. which he indorsed the plntform of that
year, which, he said, embodied the essen
tial feat ares of the platform of this year.
Springer la for Kovmiu Tariff.
New York, Dec. 12. Representative
Springer, of Illinois, was asked Saturday
if he favored the repeal of the McKiuley
low. r.psuiil: "I am in faygr oj passing
A SUSPICIOUS .PERSON
DON'T CARRY BUNDLES ON A NEW
YORK STREET AT NIGHT.
"he Actual Experience f Mlln Mllo
Wu Branded In the Police Records of
the City as Suspic ons Character No
Appeal for a Victim.
In a down town restaurant the other day
mvi frit'n(1 not unki own in the literary
world. Tie was taking luncheon, llisair,
however, was so perturbed and his mien
so gloomy that in paudng at his table I
wud banteringly: "What's the matter?
"Wt you r last friend "
iJ Jmppose Vv" ot any mo
Wends," he said laconically; "I'm a sus
"A suspicious person," I echoed. "Of
what are yon suspected '"
"Sit down and I'll Ml you all about it."
Then when I had nominated my bever
age I listened to a remarkable tale of woe
from my friend, and I can assure the
reader that it is true in every essential
"Last night," began my friend, "I was
down town very late. I had spent the
evening in Brooklyn, srid on arriving at
the end of the bridge 1 stopped in at an
open all night drug store, where during
the day I had left a package containing a
pair of trousers which ny tailor had just
pressiil and renovated.
"With this bundle un ler my arm I took
a train on the Sixth avenue elevated and
got off at Kighth street. The cars were so
warm I had t hrown my overcoat over P. y
arm, and in leaving th station I did not
stop to put it on, as I live very near Uni
versity place. When within half a block
of my home it lej;an to rain, but I did not
stop to put up my umbrella, having mv
coat and umbrella under my left arm. I
just made a run for it.
"I bail run perhaps tl irty yards when I
felt a heavy hand on my shouhler, and a
gruff voice said in mve ir. 'Hold on thw
what are you runnin fur?'
j "I looked up and saw a big policemac
standing over me. I wai so surprised that
jail I could say was: 'Ian running to get
out of tho rain. Didn't think I was rim
'nine; to catch a tram at this time of tlu
night, did you?'
j "'Don't get fresh, yiung feller,' per
sisted the policeman, l.ut just tell m
when- you got them cloties.'
'"Well,! replied, still so astonished I
Labor to Hold a Conrcrcnre.
CHICAGO, Dec, 12. Following the Hue oi
action marked out by Kurojiean bilxir con
grasses several prominent local lalnir le.u!
era have startisl a movement to organize a
bilxir conference at an early date for the
purpose of discussing and recommending
such labor legislation as may be con-Mem:
necessary for the Ims.1 interest of the work-
lngman. Another object of the conference , could hardlv collect. m i. -t u
will be to force the labor question into pol:-1 is mine and the pair of trousers in the
bundle were just sent from the tailor's
tics, and by the co-operation of the trad
unions to make the question of wages .1
raurli a question for legislation as other
economic matters which come up la-fore
the state and national lawmaking Ixxli-
, and I an bringing them
Derided Against the Deuiucr.it.
ID.I.KNA, Mont., Dec. li The Dem.sn.ts
lost the Choteau county case and probably
the legislature Saturday. The claim made
by the DemmsraLs Friday that Chief Jus
tice Make had no authority to ait without
the rest of the court in the issuing of a
mandamus was decided Saturday iidve -ly
to the Deiuociats. A demurrer was ;;: ,J
which will Is- argued todav, but it is ivi
enlly admitted that the lCcpuUi.-ans ui.i
Wim t " lie oi;iijlii)ii ' front levelaml.
TorilK.V, Kan., lh-c. 12. Aliout loii
Democratic editors of Kansas held a con
ference behind closed doors here Sat Hid . ..
The object of the meeting was to t.ike s; . -t
as will secure proper recognition from ti.e
incoming national administration.
IS CIVILIZATION A FAILURE!
And I IVmi Virginia a "Cireat State"
section or Heathendom
PlTTsnt'lti;, Due. 12 About a year
the Keystone Kmployme.nl agency, of
City, started Charles Stein with a gang
twonty-tive Italiaus for Logan county, U
V a., to work for Thompson Bn
tractors, ou the Norfolk and
.u,l J1IIUI, ........t i: ..i
uiuik; hit!, moiig ine Ken
tucky line, and is one of the wildest part
. A' . ir: . mi .
mi hi n nona. me country is -parse
ly settled and L-iw is unknown. Stem ,i;, l
his men got as far as Diunegstown on thi ir
trip. There they stopped for food an-l to
locate Thompson Bros.
Or Is Stein's Other Name MuiUalton
Tiie town is on the line of the Norfolk
and Western railroad, and a couple of
hundred of colored men were camped m ar
the town. Stein was given something ii,
eat, but when he and his party tried to l, ,
on they were stopped byanumberof colored
men. Their opposers pulled revel vers an,;
told the Italians that they would have to
stop there and work or lie shot. Ti e
foreigners ha-.;t.o stay. They worked there
for several days ou the railroad .i!idi.- ii
Homing lor it. i ne colored men g';:ird
ineiu wnne tiny worKea anil i-v. n u . i
they slept they were watched. After a
week of their slavery S'.eiu und a number
of his companions decided to make un
attempt to escape.
Or Is It Our Style of Ijiw and Onlort
At midnight w hile the guards slept i,he
Stole away down the valley. They were
pursued by the colored men wit h blood
hounds, and only made good their i s. .,.
after killing the dogs and eluding the ne
gToes by hiding in the mountains. After
several days' tramp the gang reached tin
Kentucky line and got work in a mining
camp among a lot of whites and h!a .
Stein was the only member of the party
who returned to Pittsburg. The others
were scattered, he knows not where. Slei-i
thinks that some of them were killed at
Dinnegstowu. He worked his wav hack t
Pittsburg by slow stages.
! " Oh, say, now, that won't do.' was the
, blueeoat's reply. 'I'm o 1 to you and your
j game. You'll have to c ime to the station
! with nie. See?
j " 'But listen. I'm so an 1 so. and I haven't
(done anything, I vainly expostulated, giv
i iug my name and occupation.
! "'Where d you live 'said the fellow
! insuitiug!-. 'We arc i-isjht opposite the
house now,' I replied meekly.
I "'Oh, we are. are we?'. said the police
. man with a sneer. 'Well, U-t'ssee you open
, ihe door.'
j "'But I don't go in this door,' I ex
t'lained; 'I go in theoneo ithe sida. I have
: do key to I Lis door.'
"Must what I thought.' said the police
man. 'We'll have no more monkeyings, so
you just, come along w ill me.'
"With that he dragg il me off to the
Mercer street police station and intro
i ituced me to the sergeant at the desk, who
proceeded to question me in much the same
I L'heslcrlieldian manner i.s had character
iized the policeman's conduct toward me
since be first appeared on the scene,
1 "I explained to the sergeant that I was
oniy a narmiess citizen ana tried to be a
worthy one; that I had Is-en kept down
town late, and was retarning with my
overcoat on my urm and a bundle contain-
! ing a pair of trousers nndcr my arm. I
- I willed t hat I had told the policeman where
W estern raii 1 1 lived.
"'You iie! Y'ou're a liar!' shouted the
policeman, wno was st.nnang at my side.
THE TELEGRAPHISTS' STRIKE.
A FaUe Report Corrected Claims st.i;
ClIICAflO, De 12. The report, sent out
lute Saturday night that the strike of tin
RiK-k Island operators had been scUied i
that the men had returned to work, i, v.
nied by I. M. Coons, chairman of the griev
ance committee. Mr. Coons says the uu-s-Sbge
was scut out by railroad "ollicials in
the hope that some of their men
might return to work, but not ,
had returned, he said. The strik; rs
gave out a statement that everything
looked brighter than ever, and that the
company was in dire distress, and Genera!
Manager St. John said that the roaddii
not know there was a strike, everything
was working so smoothly. Umnd Master
Surgent, of the firemen, is here. He says
the fin-men cannot strike, as they have tin
Conductor Threaten to Strike.
Kansas City, Dec 12. The operator at
Conway, Neb., says that seven Rock Island
conductors have been discharged for refu--ing
to run trains on orders from "scab" op
erators, and that the Conductors' union
has demanded their reinstatement, threat
ening to strike if the demand is refused.
CT mid On with th Old Love.
Valparaiso, lud., Dec. 12. Kor twenty
years Mr. and Mrs. John Curtis, of Hobart,
lived a peaceful married life, but last su i.-
mer they disagreed, and a divorce was
granted to Mrs. Curtis. The couple con
cluded to give married life another trial.
ana in tne presence oi a large numlier of
friends they were again united last week.
laynor tnnicum inr nuraer.
SIDNEY, la., Dec. 13. The grand jury
of Fremont county, has returned an in
dictment against William JMayhor. His
counsel at once filed a motion for a chang.
of venue, and the case was sent to Jdilla
county. It will come up in the J Airfare
term. .ji A-.'1
J "At this I vent ured to get irritated, and
I took the policeman's number. As be
?rcw more and more exc ted the sergeant
I -M-nt him into the hack room.
"Having done this the icrgeant took my
name and address, and told me the police
man was perfectly right j l having arrested
me. and that I hud no r ght to be out at
j night with a bundle nndir my arm; that I
Lad no business to have I een running, and
ought to have known enough to have been
particularly polite to the policeman when
lie stopped me, and to have at once told him
s'.l about, myself without any reservation,
w.thouf. having been in the least-offended
bt being taken for a thief.
' Having read me this lecture the ser-
1 ! grant told tne that I migl t go home, and I
h-ft the police station with a feeling that
perhaps I ought to thank the sergeant for
allowing me to live.
"The next morning at 11 o'clock I was at
police headquarters. I net a newspaper
friend on the step and he greeted me with
Well, how did you mam ge to get locked
tip List night?'
" 'How did you know if' I gasped. 'Oh,
si-Iipcame in here from the Fifteenth
with your full name an 1 address saying
you were arrested as a 'suspicious person
and not held for lack of evidence.'
"Then I learned that it was possible in
this city for the police to iirrest a respecta
ble citizen, accuse himcf lacing a 'sus
picious character' and then when he has
pmven his respectability brand him on the
rw-ords at police headqua-ters for all time
to come as a 'suspicious person' Btill, but
nut held for lack of evidei ce.
"A little later I was closeted with Super
intendent Byrnes, who, after he had
IKii-ned to my story, sf.id calmly: 'The
policeman had a right to I rrest you. ilis
instructions are to questic n people at night
whom he meets with bunt.les, particularly
if they are rutmiug. If their replies are
mit satisfactory he must t ike them to the
police station. There the sergeant can use
his discretion in the matter.
" 'As to the men baring been rude to you,
I hu ve your statement, an 1 I will look into
thai. Come here tomnnow at 11 o'clock,
and I'll have both the sergeant and police
"Tomorrow I am goinj up to confront
the sergeant and policeman before the sn
perinteudent. but from what he says I am
afraid there will be but lit tie done iu the
nmtter unless I take the case into the
tuurts nnd sue the city fo- branding me as
a 'suspicious person discharged for lack of
-vnleuce.' . . , . . , , .
"You can see how far this thing might
go, us Byrnes' men also have instructions
in Ve'rard to women on the st reet at night.
Supposing a thick headed oflicer like the
"in- who arrested me were to arrest a re
Mwctable woman by misti.ke.
'Sue might explain at t be station house
mi be discharged. In th it case imagine
tin- horror of having her n line and the rea
son f,,r her arrest recorded at, headquarters,
as v. as done in my case, v it h this added,
' '!h barged for want of evidence.'" New
i or 'fierald
'' Th Sign Ljtniroase.
,- It is evident that with the aid of a means
of i-oin tn imitation having the scope of the
sign iaiigUbe, and learnt d without, effort
by simple iutercommucication of deaf
mutes, general knowledge may le rapidly
instill) d into ttie minds tf those who are
di-privcd of bowing. Ihey improve re
markably fast; but thissj stem is not with
out its ilrawbacks, for if t he sign language
is depended upon too K atly the pupil
does not make that prognss in the English
language that is essential to his communi
cation with hearing and speaking people,
nor for bis improvement ay the reading of
both textbooks and current literature.
DINING A THOUSAND YEARS AGO.
The Food of the Anglo-Saxon Men of
Wealth Was Served in Abuudance.
A thousand years ago, when the dinner
was ready to be served the first thing
brought into the great hall was the table.
Movble trestles were brought, on which
were placed boards, and all were carried
away again at the close of the meal. Upon
this was laid the tablecloth. There is an
old Latin riddle of the Eighth century in
which the table says: "I feed people with
many kinds of food. First, 1 am a quad
ruped, and adorned with handsome cloth
ing; then I am robbed of my apparel and
lose my legs also." '
The food of the Anglo-Saxon was largely
bread. The bread was baked in round, flat
cakes, which the superstition of the cook
marked with a cross, to preserve them from
the perils of the fire. , Milk, butter and
cheese were also eaten. The principal meat
was bacon, as the acorns of the oak forests,
which then covered a large part of Eng
land, supported numerous droves of swine.
Our Anglo-Saxon forefathers were not
only hearty eaters, but also deep drinkers.
The drinking horns were at first literally
horns, and so must be immediately emp
tied when filled; later, when the primitive
horn had been replaced by a glass cup, it
retained a tradition of its rude predecessor
in its shape, so that it, too, had to be emp
tied at a draft. Each guest was fur
nished with a spoon, while his knife ho al
ways carried in his belt; as for forks, who
dreamed of them, when nature had given
man ten fingers? But you will see why a
servant with a basin of water and a towel
always presented himself to each guest be
fore dinner was served and after it was
Roasted meat was served on the spit or
roil t-7 which it was cooked, and the guest
cut or tore off a piece to suit himself.
Boiled meat was laid on the cakes of
bread, or later, on thick slices of bread
called "trenchers," from a Norman word
meaning "to cut," as these were to carve
the meat on, thus preserving the table
cloth from the knife. At first the trencher
was eaten or thrown upon the stone floor
for the dogs who crouched at their mas
ter's feet. At a later date it was put in a
basket and given to the poor who gathered
at the manor gate.
During the latter part of the Middle
Ages the most conspicuous object on the
table was the saltcellar. This was gener
ally of silver in the form of a ship. It was
placed in the center of the long table, at
which the household gathered, my lord
and lady, their family and guests, lieing at
one end and t heir retainers and servants at
the other. So one's position in regard to
thesalt wa a test of rank the gentlefolks
sitting "alwve the salt" and the yeomanry
below it. In the houses of the great nobles
dinner was served with much ceremony.
At the hour a stately procession entered
the hall. First came several musicians,
followed by the steward bearing his rod of
office, and then came a long line of serv
ants carrying different dishes.
Some idea of the variety and profusion
may le gained from the provision made by
King Henry Illforhis household at Christ
mas. 1254. This includeil 31 oxen, KX pigs,
856 fowls, 29 bares. 50 rabbit. 0 ph a- ants.
56 partridges. GS woodco-k. plovers and
8,000 eggs. Many of our favorite dishes
have descended from the Middle Au'es.
Macaroons have served as dessert since
the days of Chaucer. Our favorite winter
breakfast, griddle cakes, has come down
to us from the faraway Britons of W.iles,
while the boys have lunched on ginger
bread and girls on pickles and jellies since
the time of Edward II, more than 500 years
ago. American Aualyst.
The nativesof the Sandwich Islands con
sidered thunder as being Mnuna Ioa'secho
from the clouds. This curious notion lias
crystallized a weather proverb which is
now current among many of the white
residents of the islands viz, "It will rain
today; Mauna Loa shakes the clouds." In
this connection it may lie remarked that
the early Scandinavian settlers of Iceland,
believed that there was some mysterious
and supernatural connections between the
roarings of Hecla and the "angry niutter
ings of Jove." In England many of the
peasantry still plant the bouse leek "Jupi
ter's beard" on their house roofs as a pre
ventive against thunder, lightning and evil
spirits, a custom which reminds one of
Charlemagne's edict, "Et habeat quisque
supra domum suam Jovis harbam."
Another widespread superstition, and
one that has been noted among the tribes
and nations from China to England, and
from Cape Hatteras to the Golden Gate,
tells us that if the "claps" or reports of
thunder come in even numbers the storm
will be of short duration and very mild.
But ou the other hand, if they come in
uneven numliers, especially if the reports
be a series of live, nine or thirteen distinct
claps, much loss of life and property will
result. St. Louis Republic
Good Tolnts of a Male.
Rightly used, kindly treated, given the
same good care as a horse tiie mule has
always shown himself kind, good tem
pered, willing, docile and intelligent.
Moteover, while he has none of the horse's
graceful, sympathetic ways of showing
affection and responding to appreciation,
the mule is capable of genuine devotion to
a kind master. Both the horse and the ass
have affectionate dispositions, and the only
reason the mule does not evince such is be
cause nothing calls it out. Jack is not
demonstrative, but he does respond visibly
tp kind treatment.
He makes, moreover, an easy paced, care
ful, kindly riding animal when well treat
ed. Taken altogether he is a useful, intel
ligent, much enduring, little appreciated
brute, whose melancholy position is that
of a dog with a bad name his good quali
ties rarely mentioned, while his bad ones
are credited at their full value. Sari Fran
A Queer frediranient.
Two interpreters were needed in a trial
in the court of criminal correction, Mi
chael Shuler being able to speak only Ger
man, and his wife only F'rench. They
were married in Switzerland in 1890 and
came to this country about a year ago.
Being poor they placed their baby with
Schuler's sister, who lives on a farm in St.
Louis county, and both went to work, the
wife securing employment as a servant
girl. The testimony developed that they
had lived together over a yeur without be
ing able to understand each other. St.
Dining cars are generally run at a loss
and are attached to trains simply as a mat
ter of attraction. A steward, four cooks
and live waiters are attached to each car.
The food costs from (1,000 tofl.SOOa month.
It costs from $16,000 to f22,000 a year to run
one of these cars, exclusive of the wear and
tear on the property and incidentals. In
some places, and part icularly in the south.
sleepers are also run at a lass. Public
A Wvimw'i Handwriting:.
A page of Miss Kuhne lieveridge's hand
writing gives the impression of being fear
fully and wonderfully made.
A letter which the young sculptress sent
to a gentleman in the city not long ago
traveled for many weary days before it
finally reached the anxious individual who
was expecting it. When it did come it had
been opened, but this reassuring line was
inscribed across the top:
"I opened it, but don't worry I I couldn't
read a line of it." New York Recorder.
If sweet oil is applied t4 the skin imme-
, aiateiy alter blow or bruise it will no
turn black and blue. V
The Grandest Holiday Sa
Ever Inaugurated in this Neighborhood.
Your dollar will do double duty at this sale, one dollar oin-r as far as tw H
elsewhere; dolls, books, (you will remember we mentioned a lot of V-mo-W
bound books, all standard works, at 8c a piece, they are oin rapidly (II
dren's and Juvenile books of every kind, at a quarter price. Toys ranus
gines, cars, trains, animals, rabbits, cats, chickens, churches, fences elenlri it"
(you should see our large performing elephant, only kSc,) dorS o-ats boxer-'
toy dishes, wheelbarrows, dolls furniture, wash sets and a thousand "item t '
please, instruct and amuse both old and young. ' (
Owing to the disagreeable weather of last week, our cloak sale w is
made, as pronounced as we had intended. We havedecided to follow tin's w 1
with an additional lot of remarkable cuts, prominent in the lot will lie ,Y r
coats, velvet collars, changeable silk lining, at $7.0, reduced from $10" !f
other lot of 14 brown mixed reefer jackets with pleated backs and half hi Its
$9.50; Monday, a. m., we mark them $6.92. Many other cuts which' ire 1mn 1
l. l : 1' 1t- .1 . , ir "mill ll IKHlHll
iu ni.tKi; uusiiiitjs, 1 1 civ 111 uui I.RMK ucpdi nut in. n you want a clo ik
now, while you can find a good assortment, and during tho special' low priceV f
Some special things to which we wish to direct the
attention of the "MAN" of the family.
W lin. int rt-ci-ivcil cei-er-jl nnw tlnrwr in PI Af'k CI1 L'C . i
,v. -s..". ..v.. v.. ... o..,lx wnicn ma
quisite and most useful Christmas presents. A fine assortment of silk u
las with new, stylish, recherchi handles, always acceptable as a present
graph albums of novel design, always appreciated about Christmas tiin
many items w hich you can only know about by seeing.
1 o direct special attention to our Albums, which we know are
and cheapest in this state or Iowa, we will sell 144 scrap albums, size
ches. at 2c a piece, only one to each.
OPEN THURSDAY NIGHT On and after Thursday evening, th
our store will oe open until 9 o clock each evening till Christmas.
xi 2 in-
e 1 sth.
17-20, 1722 and 1724 Spcorrl
P. S. Mr. ViC.-.n.bs wonts t: 'o mention oue special item in his department for Mondtv ntal Tr.es isv, H .,- f
c-.ilored sslins Eimnhii: for trimmings au for ail itinds of farcy o-k st 16c per y-ird 10 fur t .vc d-ivs'
X. B. VI V h .ve just r. c:-:v d inv -.-cp for 376 more of those lart'e 1 2 m o cloth hi-nrd lwk which we f,re
"1 So The? will arrive in hhout 3 days and this will prd.sblv be all we can get at this price. Tins wiis
a'p rt of itir org nil order tiich we but hirdiy exp. c'.t-d the publishers tn complete.
dMrut;o Tj pits unit the Fair.
Cme.;i, 1i 11. Chicago Typograph
ical union No. 16 held a biro-ly-attendi-d
meeting yesterday at which the subject of
the letting of the contract for printing
the World 's Columbian exposition catalogue
was discussed. Resolutions protesting
against W. B. Conkt-y & Co. ,i radical
non-union tirru) getting tin? World's fair
catalogue concession or any other non
union firm were adopted and $5,000 was
voted to carry ou the light. Conkoy has
been awarded the concession and the di
rectory will be asked to cancel the award.
llloodhound Were After Them.
Bl.rFFTi iN, ind., Dec., 12. Several days
ago two strangers drove through Liberty
Center, this county, at full speed, their
horses covered with sweat. A shot was
head some distance out of town shortlv
after the strangers had passed. It was
found Saturday that the strangers were
horsethieves from Hudson, Mich. They
had liecn t nicked a distance of over KD
miles by a bloodhound. The team was
valued at 40, the hound at i&K). The
men have not yet. been tiiken.
DRIFFILL & GLIM
-Keeps the finest line of-
IN THE CITY
sraimai in ni-n i.ne.
Eos Avillks, Old., Dec. 12. A year ago
IJeneral George Stoneman left this city
and is now at Buffalo, N. Y., never having
returned. HU wife has Ix-cu here all the
time. Friday a suit f.ir divorce wus liled
by the wife of Judge Anson Brunson,
naming Mrs. Slouetuau as co-respondent
and giving a lanre number of dates on
which it is alleged that Mrs, Stoneman and
the judge registered together at different
hotels. Iu tne complaint, which has not
been filed, are a numlier of very amorous
letters. The judge and Mrs. Stoneman
both indignantly deny the charges.
There U .i. lighthouse to every fourteen
miles of English coast, to every thirty-four
miles of Irish coast and one to every thirtv
nine miles of Scottish shore line.
Under Harper House.
After sponging pat i-nt leather with warm
water ;ind letting it dry, while still warm
rub jnst a little sweet oil iu it; then rub i:
well out ol it.
Nineveh, the ancient city, was 14 niiies
long and 8 miles wide, surrounded I,-,
wall 100 feet high and '.) feet wide.
Carnr the new- to Mary,
And, pray, be rot too long.
For phe in ft declining.
Aud. surely, 'twon d be wrong
not to tell tier of Dr. Pit-rce'j Favorite Prescrip
tion. We c'o want Mary to kmw, in one way or
O'her, that this world fa r.ed remedy will cord lier
beyond a doubt. It's just the remedy for young
von anbood, itid tboncanda dm it bridged ever
that perilous sea.
Kn'm everi state, from every city, from nearly
every nctghhorbool Id tuia broad land, cornea the
grateful acknowledgement f what it hna done and
is doinit fur our daughters The only medicine for
the tuitiful and distressing irregnlaritiea and
weaknept-c of woman, acid with a positive guar
antee to aivenatisfacti in in every ease, or money
divide..-. n o.ber worn", o d ou wmi'.
As this is the season when Diamonds, tine Jew
elry., Gold and Silver Watches, solid silver in Table
ware and Novelties is most in demand, we wish to
call special attention to our large and well selected
stock which never was so complete and varied. Our
line ot Diamonds and Fine Jewelry includes every
thing that a critacal public usually calls for.
We are glad to welcome visitors, pleased to show
our goods and ready to make close prices to all.
V: r. J. C. J one.-, of Fultoa, Ark., set?
fs3 "About ten years a I
Sa8! traded a severe case of !:
: son. .Leading physicians preh-r-i-
'.ciiiie after niexlioui, wLich i .
. ":iioiit any relief. I alao tried no. --iai
and potash remedies, with t;
?3ful results, but which brought '
i .J.clt of aiercuri 1 r cumutisui
ide my Lie ona of agony. : -
ing f our years I gave up all r ii -'
-zd commot'ceil using S- 8. S.
j'sing several bottles. I wus enJvc.
rrcd and able to resume work.
:375332 is the greatest medicine id
!" ifrAr 71 blood poisoning to-day on
. Treatise on Flood and fVln Diseases matted
Jee. 8wut Si-Ecmo Co.. Atlanta, lia.
Cor. Tnird and Brady Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
j -r- . . -s . i Ml 1 1. ,-,, -t-i 1C the
ana iwenty-tnira bt., ana win ue khuh-u
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HOKST VON KOECKRITZ. Pharmacist.
First-class Hotel and Istauran':, Market Square,
back of Thefrnas' drugstore.
,R IN UUlNiNrjj.xv-.
tg?Good Boom 8 by
ay or night.
WM. GLASS, Proprietor