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BEAVER, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1895.
HEN w I n t or clothes the
earth In white.
When coldest winds aro
When shortest day brines
When ley strenms nro flowing
Then In tho shelter of the homo
Wo know the Joy of living,
And In tho cheerful fireside Glow
Find cause for true thanksgiving.
When spring returns with sweetest breath,
When birds aro gayly singing,
When Ufa prevails whero onco was death,
Relief and gladness bringing
Then In tho leafing of tho trees.
In vcrduro new nnd tender,
We see the work of Providence,
And hearty pralso wo render.
When Bummer's dreamy days aro ours.
And in tho vales and mountains
Wo view tho beauty of the flowers,
Tho gleaming of tho fountains
Then from tho glory of tho hills,
From splendors wide abounding.
From all things warm and bright and fair
A call of pralso Is sounding.
But chiefly when tho autumn comes.
With all its weight of treasure.
And rich reward of caro and toll
Bestows In fullest measure
A myriad orchards, Holds, and vines
Proclaim to all tho living:
'A loving God supplies your need;
Oh, praise Him with thanksgiving!"
Mary Joanna Porter, In Harper's Bazar.
ES," Bali! Mrs. Gates, de
cidedly, "I'm goln t d
Her husband looked at
her tninsflxcd with horror. "Hut listen
to reason, Marthy," ho said, pleadingly.
"You mean nil right enough, but It's
o turrlblc resky experiment. You'll
spilo the hull day for them and us too."
"Jest wait and bee, 'Bljah."
"A nice Thnnhsglvln' we'll hevl"
prouncd Farmer dates. "It's jest rcc
dlkcrlus the way ye're goln' to net. I'll
go and tell Jane about it, and stop her
"Now see here, 'Bi jah dates," said his
wife, turning around upon him quickly.
"If there's any rccdikcrlusncsb about
this hull business, I reckon it'll all bo
owin' to you. Hero's Jnno nnd John
Roberts hain't spoko to each other for
fifteen year own brother and Bister,
too all on account of nothin', as yo
might say. She's livin on the old fnrm
ell ulono with old Jehu, growin' crank
ier an' bitterer ev'ry dny. As fur him,
he's got a pretty little w Ife an bnby, an'
yet I'll bet his heart keeps a liankerin'
after tho sister tlint was al wu r. a mother
to him. An I say it's a shnmc, nn I'm
jest a golu' to bring em together!"
Ho shook his head. "It can't be done,
Worthy," ho said. "If you bring 'em
together in this house it'll mnko it on
pleasant for ev'ry one. Besides, it'll be
n queer Thunksgivin' for poor Tom nnd
rusy, fur e'o alwuz had sech good
jolly times on this day. We'll all bo
Jike chunks o' ice."
Tom and Susy were as blue as their
father over their mother's decision.
"Lots of fun we'll hate," complained
Tom. "I don't see what mother can
find in Aunt Jnne, a regulnr straight
laced old maid. Her very looks would
turn sweet milk sour."
"I kno-v 1 shall laugh at her," said
Susy. "I do justloiotoilosomothingu
little bit improper, just to see how
shocked she looks. She thinks I'm the
boldest, worst-mannered girl she cer
met, I know she does. And she thinks
Tom's tho sulkiest."
"Susy," said Tom, scornfully, "I do
wish you'd bo a little more particular
about your grammar. Ono would sup
poso I was the bulkiest girl she eier
met. Don't underrate my dignity any
moro than necebsary. It'll bo crushed
enough when Aunt Jane comes, Sho
isn't our uunt, cither only our second
cousin, thank goodness!"
"Oh, mother," tauntingly cried Susy,
"hero's Tom talking about losing his
dignity because mi' grammar made him
out a girl. My goodness! I reckon there
isn't nny feueh thing as dignity unless
It's connected with b-o-y, boy."
"Now do stop your quarreling," ex
claimed Mrs. Uutes. "It's i cry strange
that you two can't talk without saying
boinethln' hateful to ench other. I
don't see why you can't behao ami
treat each other politely as you do other
people's brothers and slbters."
"But Susy is so unladylike," grum
"And Tom Is so dignified," sarcastical
ly retorted Susy, 'that cien his own sis
ter can't touch him with a ten-foot
"Besides," eald Mrs. Gates, severely,
"Aunt Jane's had enough to make her
stern nnd unloving. Sho was a pretty
girl whenhermotherdied nnd left John,
only three years old, Sho w as goin' to
bo married, but gnvo that nnd every
thing nil up, to make a homo for her
father nnd John. Then her futher got
sick with old-fashioned consumption,
and for long, weary years slie tool;
care of him and managed tho farm, nnd
took enro of John, till her health glvo
out an her nerves -got all unstrung.
Then sho grew awful fretty, an' cv'ry
thing bothered her. An' John, he never
understood how it was. An' after their
father died they hadafewwords.which
led to bigger ones, and John called her
a mean, hateful old maid, that the world
would bo better olTlf bho was out of it,
and she retorted that that was all tho
thanks ste got for givin' up ev'rythln
for him. So they parted. She give
John half of what tho place was worth,
on' he bought another in Stamford. Au
they've never spoko sence. But I know
she's most broko her heart over It, nn'
it's a shame."
"Hut how in tho world, Mnrthy," said
Mr. Gates, "kin you reconcile two peo
ple if they won't Iks reconciled ?"
"That's jest what I'm goln' to try to
find out, father," said his wife, "I rcoly
don't know nothin' about it, hut it docs
bcem to mo as if they two couldn't bo in
the same houso together, nn' at n
Thnnksglvln dinner, too, without
thlnkln' ot tho pnstnn' kinder meltln'.
An there's the' baby, toot I s'poso it
w ill bo kinder emburrnssln nt first, but
if wo use tact, an' bo reel kcerful "
The unsuspecting brother nnd sister
both accepted their cousin's urgent in
itiation to spend Tlmnksgli In with her
family. Poor 'Bljah's heart misgave
him more and moro as tho time pnbsed
on. He didn't have the heart to speak
his dlscournglng thoughts to his
troubled wife, nnd he felt that It would
not be loyal to her to appear to blame
her to Tom nnd Susy, so he made a f re
quent confidnnt of old Son-el, the horse,
to whom he would shake his head and
say: "I ne cr looked for'ard witli drc.ul
to Thanksgii In' day before, Sorrel, nn'
1 hope I neier will ng'In."
OiiThnnksglvlngec,'Hljah Gates nnd
his wife were nt the d-pot to meet their
guests. Tho trnln from tho east came
in and deposited John nnd his pretty
young wife, nnd his wonderful baby.
Then tho train puffed nwny westward.
'Bljah placed tho three newcomers on
the buck sent, thou they waited a few
minutes before starting, ostensibly for
the purpose of talking. Then the train
from the west slid in.
Now Mrs. Gates' heart gave a great
jump, and 'Bijah became i cry nervous
and uneasy. What would Jane bay
when they brought her to the carriage,
and she saw who wcic there?
Mrs. Gates slipped away to meet Jane.
"Thank heaven, it's too dark for her to
bee! Now if the traln'll only start be
fore she finds it outl Then she can't
do nothin', but come with us to-night;
any w ay, 'cause there isn't another 1 1 aln
till to-morrow morning."
This train also puffed off. Mrs. Gate
begun to feel a little shaky, as slices-
' THAT CHILD HAS OOT
cor ted Jnno to the carriage. WhuL
would Jano and John do?
"Wall, Jane," said Mr. Gates, heart ily;
"glad yo'vo come. Step right in on the
front beat with Marthy and me." Then,
with a fast-beating heart, to let her
know who was in tho back seat, ho
called out: "Now, John, I'll take care
of Jane, an' leave you to take caro of
your wife an' baby."
They felt Jano suddenly start and
then grow rigid, and then felt more and
more sure, as tho miserable time passed
on, that sho could never forgive them
for their good-lntentloned deception.
Sho would not speak ono word on tho
way home, but sat upright nnd motion
less. Tho others talked to "keep up
appearances," but a strange wall of ice
seemed to haio frozen up between each
Tom and Sujy met them ut the door,
filled with mingled humor and appre
hension. They w ere too young nnd in
experienced nnd thoughtless to feel
tho tragedy in tho bceno before them.
Their bright, inqulsltiic, laughing faces
filled tho lonely, middle-aged woman's
heart with new bitterness. Then, when
they entered tho warm room, everybody
crowded around the baby and John's
pretty young wife. They tried to in
clude Aunt Jano in tho brightness, but
sho kept herself persistently aloof. She
w ouldn't even tako off her hat and cloak,
nor wnit to warm her haiids.but march
ing straight up to Mrs. Gutes, said:
"Martha, plcaso tell mo which room I'm
to have." Bho added, sternly: "I'll
never, ncicr forglvo you, Martha
Poor Mrs. Gates showed her the room
and left her. Then sho went into tho
kitchen. 'Bijah was there alone. "Oh,
Marthy, Marthy," ho said, "I wouldn't
have had this happen for the world."
"She's a-goln' off on tho sir o'clock
train in tho mornln'," half sobbed his
wife, "an slio won't eat no supper nor
breakfast, an' sho says she'll never for
glio me. Oh, 'Bljah, I did It nil for the
best! Surely, God'll help us out. Ho
nlivuz did beforo when wo did tho best
It was only about six o'clock In tho
evening when they reached home, from
tho train. The day had been very mild
and tho heavy snow of tho day before
had rapidly disappeared in the warm
sunshine. Suddenly, however, a keen,
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fierce wind arose, and when John and
his wlfo went to bed their panes wero
cohered with a thick frost in spite of tho
fire In tho little btoe, which on this
night proved inadequate to keep tho
large room warm.
John, too, was considerably annoyed
nt Martha Gates' deception. He would
have done nnythlng to spare his Wlfo
tho unpleasantness of this ill-udilbcd
Thanksgii ing gntheiing.
"I hope ma's satisfied now," said T- n,
sulkily, as he and his sister were getting
ready to go to their rooms.
"She probably is," tittcied Susy.
"I think it's Vo silly for a girl to bo
giggling nil the time," said Tom.
"And I think it's just delightful to
have a dear brother find so much fault
all the time," bald Susy.
And cien fnrlntothcnightMrs.Gntcs
lay wakeful nnd restless beside her
sleeping husbund. Her strong, resoluto
spirit was completely humbled. "Oh,
dear Lord," she whispered, "I meant it
all for tho best! Ain't there no way to
bring "em together? Oh, make a way I"
At last a feeling of sweet peace stolo
oicr her troubled senses and bhe slept.
Sho awoke cry suddenly. Some ono
was moling about in the kitchen. Sho
could hear the stoic coiers rattling nnd
other sounds, then startled voices. Sho
lit n lamp, half dressed herself and en
tered the kitchen. There were John
and his wife, also half dresbed, trying to
gii a the baby n w arm drink,
Everything was confusion for n llttlo
while. The only thing definitely known
and understood was that the baby was
Then 'Bijah was nrouscd nnd started
off posthnstc for tho doctor. Jn Iks
meantime the baby grew less nnd less
able to breathe.
Tho young mother was crying pl
cously as. sho held tho baby to her
breast. John walked about the kitchen
in a perfectly frenlcd condition and
Martha looked on helplessly.
Suddenly a gaunt, still form appeared
in the doorway. ItwnsJnne.
"Don't any of you people know any
thing?" sho exclaimed, vigorously.
"That child's got tho membraneous
THE MEMBRANOUS CJIOUF.1
croup. Give him tome this minute. I
saicd a baby's life once before tins doc
tor came, and I reckon I can do it ngain.
Martha, I want steam. Set the kettles
on boiling nnd give mo steam."
How sho did ily around! Sho made a
llttlo bed some way and raised oicr Ha
blanket tent. Then under coier of tho
blanket sho slipped tho spout of tho tea
kettle, meanwhile ordering them to
place the baby in the bed. Very boon
the little tent was filled with warm,
moist ulr, and a hot poultice was
placed on the child's throat. When tho
doctor came the llttlo one was breathing
easily. Jane told him what had been
the condition of the child and just what
bhe had done and he bald, i cry emphat
ically and respectfully: "Madam, you
huio undoubtedly saied tho child's life.
I should haio come too late."
He remained a short time, then left,
and there wns u deep silenco amid tho
little company. Tho pretty young
mother went up to the stern, lonely old
maid, put her arms around her neck nnd
sobbed on her breast. "Jaue," sho said,
And John? John was crying like a
big baby, and Martlia's eyes shone, and
Martha's lips said: "Oh, Lord, I thank
theol" Itodney Blake.ln American Ag
riculturist. Why llapplout Wu Thankful.
"Well, Cynlcus, Thanksgiving day
is almost upon us," said Happicus.
"Yes. l'ie employed a detective,"
"He's looking about to find what I
can be thankful for."
"Pooh! You are alive, aren't you?"
"Yes; but ah do you think tho pro
longatlon of misery is a good thing?"
".For misery yes. As for me, I am
thankful very thankful that you' aro
"Because you nrc an object lesson to
me. " T am thankful because I'm not
And Cynlcus had really nothing to
say. Harper's Bazar.
Something to lie Thankful For.
If you hoie nothing elso to bo thank
ful for on Thanksgiving dny, you can
at leabt bo thankful that you are not a
turkey. Atchison Globe
rprcinn'rmn at. TfVPi?.s
JLJJlllJLX VaitJLIJ iivxuui
I'rom tho Wichita Knglo.!
There aro 1.600 volers In Greer county,
which Is bigger than Hhode Island.
Frank Bcott, who escaped from tho Nor
man Jail, has been recaptured.
The McElroy-Mlllor feud Is being con
tinued hotly In papers at Pawnee.
O. W. McClelland preached a pcrmon
on Schlatter in Oklahoma City Sunday.
There Is genulno feeling over the ter
ritory that Pltzer enjoys being attacked.
In many of tho stores In southern Okla
homa cotton Is rpceived In pajment for
W. E. Johnston has leased tho Tccumsch
Republican to C. A. Staubcr for twelvo
Thoro aro going to bo a lot of second
hand predictions for sole If Oklahoma doeo
not got Qreer county.
A great deal of the lato cotton In Okla
homa has been damaged by the rain. Hut
tho wheat needed It.
At Shawneo a minister last Sunday
preached a sermon with "Thou shalt not
commit adultery" for a text.
Tho Sunday school convention resolved
to make war on tho saloons. They ought
first to mako war on whisky.
Tho Guthrlo Capital says that pcoplo
want statehood so bad that they aro not
going to stop to ask about boundaries.
It was reported that Mrs. John Htnkle,
tho wlfo of the editor ot tho Perkins
Journal, was dead. Tho report was a
All over Oklahoma pension day la grow
ing in Importance, It means money the
samo an "annuity day" among the In
dians. T. J. Oliver, the special agent from the
interior department, is now In Oklahoma
running his cyo over the government of
ficials. Governor Henfrow has granted requisi
tion papers and Oscar Smallcy, the train
robber now at Pond Creek, will bo taken
back to Michigan.
Jn tho language of tho editor of the
Shawneo Quill, "November Is dark and
murky, and where Is tho matt who will
fix us up a turkey?"
Tho woman suffragists have held their
meeting at Guthrie, but according to re
ports no huge hunkB have fallen off the
earth In consequence.
It Is saM that out in the western part
of Oklahoma a Judge has declared the law
prohibiting tho carrying of concealed
Tho McLoud News says tho farmers In
Pottawatomie county who havo mortgages
on their farms will bo able to pay them
off with this year's crop.
Tho devil of tho Enid Wave is drinking
sassafras tea for his complexion. It has
helped his face some but his feet have
turned a dark Indigo blue.
Sometime during the present term of
cburt at Perry, Judgo Blcrer will decide
whether Indians on reservations Inblde
Oklahoma are to pay personal tux.
Tho IClckapoo Indians are all off- their
allotments. For the most part they hnve
taken to tho timber for tho winter. Tho
poor Indians. Sometimes they do appear
A Baloon at Guthrlo advertises that It
has secured the services of Slgnor Anne
xe r do Orego, a noted Chile cook, for the
purposes of fixing up lunches for their
That Is very pretty language the Dawes
commission addresses to the tribes, but
the Dawes commission can affoid to do
It. That is what the government pays
An Osage Indian named Webster went
home drunk the other night and began
to abuse and beat his wife. Next day
ho was found dead. It is thought his
wife killed him.
Recently near Perkins there was a blrtt
in a gypsy camp. Tho doctor who wai
present says there were more monkey
shines in celebration of tho event than
there Is at an Indian sun dance.
Colonel Frank Fred, of Anadarko, re
cently bought a house of an Indian and
this is the deed ho received signed by
Kotom, 'ho Indian: "Mr, Andy he is buy
my house. I am his friend,"
Hero is something funny: At Shawneo
the time-lock on tho vault of the State
bank has gotten out of order. Tho bank
can't get at Its funds and has sent for a
mechanic from tho manufactory.
Mr. George Kendall of Guthrie, had a
queer experience tho other night. He
drove ono burglar out of tho house and
went back to bed. Three or Jour hours
later he heard another one and got up and
drove him out too.
Two El Reno citizens who recently re
turned from the Wichita mountains
brought with them the body of a man who
had been killed and then burned by the
Comanche Indians. When found tho body
was surrounded by miner's utensils.
It is said that Perry Rutherford recent-
ly pleaded guilty to embezillng at Guthrie.
He promised to go to the penitentiary
alono and tako his commitment papers
along. Instead he got drunk and didn't
go. Then the ofilcers took him. And
ho Isn't am famous now as Mllllken.V
Judges Springer, Lewis and Kllgore havo
Hover bcon confirmed. It Is said that
Lewis will be made chief Justice of tho
II. C. Beamer. the Guthrln man who
left town and got up a little excitement
over tu disappearance, has been heard
from. lie Is all right and back home.
In the southern towns of the Indian Trr
rttory people are In the habit of celebrat
ing Christmas with firework. At Davis
the merchants have agreed not to sell any
AU the Oklahoma editors seem to take
a particular delight In recording the fact
fhgX Coxty wasn't Jn it In Ohio,
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Qlocnod By Telegraph nnd Mail.
fliltsoNAI, AND POLITICAL.
Till? most outspoken expressions of
sympathy for Cuba wero heard at n
meeting at Philadelphia ou the SlsU
The spenkers wero Gov. Mutthoivs, ot
Indiana; Gen. Gonzalio do Ijticsadn,
secretary of the revolutionary party In
tho United States, and CapU W. W.
Kerr, ownor of tho steamer liiuradiu
CapU Kerr said: "Vessels will Icnva
this country every day and land arms,
ammunition and men on Cuba's shores
until sho Is free, and If Spain will wait
ten days bho will hear of anothor ex
pedition boing landed."
Ciiink.si: p-ipers rocolvcd at Vancou
ver, II. C, recently were bitter In their
attack on tho Japanese authorities in
Corea, whom they blame for tho mur
der of tho queon. Thoy osserted that
the quocn was hntiged by her hair and
tied hand mid foot, soaked in oil and
burned. According to Chiucsu reports,
there were fifteen women of title In
tho court, tho queen, her mother, nnd
ISO ladies in waiting. They woa)
nearly all hoaked In oil and burned,
while tho men's throats wero cut.
Tki.koiivms lecelvedby tho American
board at Boston on tho 10th stated that
tho mission loss nt Khurput was 8100,
000. Haiders, protected by soldiers,
fired on mission houses and joined In
tho plunder. Special mulico was
shown missionaries. Tho missionaries
uro now protectud.
Thk annual banquat of tho Now
York chamber of commerce was held
at Delmonleo's on tho 10th, Secretary
Carlisle being tho principal speaker.
He spoke on "Our Cuireney Sybtem
and said the fundamental vice In tha
system was the legal tender noto re
deemable In coin u ml relssuablu and
that no changes would afford relief
unless thoy provided for tho retire
ment of the legal tenders. The secre
tary also suld that much of our Ilium
clul trouble was caused by doubt as to
the policies of our politici.1 parties.
Tin: Anglo-American association at
London received a telegram ou tha
18th from Constantinople, stating that
mnssneres wero proceeding almost
everywhere in Asia Minor nnd that
over 100,000 porsons wero dying of
starvation there, and imploring them
to urge the British government to put
a stop to thu awful events.
Die Samuki. V. Smith, the author ot
"My country 'tis of thee," died sud
denly at Boston ou tho lOlh of heart
disease, aged b7 years.
Bf.v. J, Ii IIoitNK, ot Madison coun
ty, Tex., brought news to Bryan of tho
lynching of a negro in a remotu part
of that county recently. Ho was ac
cused of riding a horse- over a llttlo
white girl in the road. Inflicting seri
ous Injuries on her. Later develop
ments bhoived that the mobgotholdoi
tho wrong negro and tho guilty ono
made his escape.
Finn broke out on tho fifth floor ot
the Springer block, Nos. 175 to 181 Canal
street, Chicago, on tho 21st nnd it was
ostlmated that tho loss was SOJO.OOO.
Tho building wns occupied by tho
Charles Kmcrich Feather Co. Tho ilro
spread to tho adjoining building, oc
cupied by tho Shoher & Curquovillo
Lithograph Co., the Banner Waist Co.,
nnd other firms. Over BOO girls ivero
employed in this building and thoy
fled in a panic, but ull escaped with
F. M. Joyce, proprietor of a saloon
In Tcrrill, Tex., fired four shots at J,
W. Oirles. Two ot tho shots struck
two zouaves who wero drilling in tho
btrcot, killing one nnd seriously
wounding tho other. 0,'lcs was found
later dying on a branch street. Indig
nation run high and tha murderer was
hurried from tho city by tho marshal.
Tub mystery of the burglaries that
have been baffling tho police of Schen
ectady, N. Y., for some time past wus
solved by the arrest of C. G. Humphrey,
of TJnadllla, and a a Miller, of Batu
via, two young college students, tho
former a sophomore and the latter u
freshman. A wagon load of stolen
property was found in tho prisoners'
room nt North colleirc.
Tin: National Grango, in session at
Worcester, Mass., considered the Lubln
proposition, which calls for a govern
ment bounty on all agricultural prod
ucts exported from the country. Fin
ally the matter was referred to con
gross und the people. It wns voted to
hold tho next annual mooting of tho
National Grango in Denver, Col.
Tub representatives of District as
sembly 40, 1C of L., of New York, pre
sented churges against Geaeral Master
Workman J. II. Sovereign, at tho ses
sion in Washington on the 20th, to tho
effect that his administration was not
in line with tho best Interests of labor
and that ho and his officers had com
promised with capitalists. Mr. Sov
ereign defended himself warmly und
at the closo ot his speech touderod his
resignation, but by an almost unani
mous voto tho assembly refused to ac
cept it, and adopted a vote of confi
dence in Mr. Sovereign and tho other
Fahkis Cox, a faro dealer, shot Al
Wagner, a well known sporting man,
In tho Turf baloon in Oklahoma City,
Ok., on tho 20th. The shot took affect
I i Wagner's left shoulder, coming out
of his mouth. Wagner had been drink
Ing and threatened to kill Cox und tho
opinion was that tho latter acted iti
Tub fast mull train on tho Nciv
York Central railroad was deliberately
wrecked about 3 miles west ot Borne,
N. Y., on tho 10th by some persons re
moving tho spikes und fishplates from
two opposito rails. Tho engineer nnd
a trump wero killed und tea trainmen
and mull clerks wero moro or less iu
jured. Mit. Cai.dwki.i. has been elected for
tho third time as chairman of the
Webtern Pussenger association.
Assistant Sscuktahv llBV.Nor.D6, ol
tho interior department, has decided
that whero a pen&ian has been ob
tained fraudulently the attorney pro
curing it is notcstltlcd to the fee uud
must refund it.
Chaiu.ks Htritl). a negro, who mur
dered Jasper D Kaltoy, a young whlto
man, was taken faun tho jail at Wnrl
burg, Morgan county, Tenn., and
lynched at midnight recently by a mob
of 200 masked men.
Six boys, who were digging a cavo at
Louisville, Ky., recently wero burled
by n cavo-ln of tho bank. Two wero
dead when reached, two others woro
badly Injured and two escaped unhurt.
The boys wero just completing their
plny-houso when tho earth gave way,
burying nil of them.
Tin: Now York Sun snld on tho 21st'
Tho court martial proceedings ot ex
Consul Wnllur's trial ut Madairnscat
has been received at tho state depart
ment at Washington and examined
closclv by Sedfotary Olney, who has
decided that tho trial was fair in every
way to the ox-consul on tho fnco of the
ovldoncc ns forwarded from Paris nnd
that thlH government has norsubstnn
Mul ground upon which to babe u de
mand for Indemnity.
Tun Homo Market club had Its an
nual b'luqnot at Boston on tho 21st. II.
Clay Kvnns, of Tennessee; Cliarlus Env
jry Smith, of Philadelphia, ex-minister
lo KusRia and editor of the Philadel
phia Press, and ox-Sunator Warner
Miller, of Now York, mndo tho princi
pal speeches. American wages for
mnricnn workmen and protection to
mcricau markets was tlm koynoto of
die remarks, and every mention of
Thomas 11. Reed or Willlnm McKlnley
ailed forth great applause. Covers
ivoro laid for 000.
Bv a decision of tho United Stntcs
supreme court 120 settlors south ot
iVbliland, Wis., hnvo been rendered
lomclcss nnd 20,000 acres of laud, with
ivery quartor section containing im
provements, will bo taken away from
llicm and given to the Wisconsin Ituil
oad Co. Tho land was opened to set
tlement by tho government, but by
.ho court's decision till the entries will
javo to bo cuncolod.
Ai.vin Thomas, 12 years old, killed
lis brother, two years younger, und
mmmltted suicide ut Hngllsh, Iud.
l'ho murder wns caused by tho brother
eportlng Alvlu for playing truant.
l'AltTlcui.AHS havo been received at
san Francisco of tho Kinking of tha
Italian bark Brom Carlo off tho Horn
by tho British ship Condor. The
ofilcers and fifteen sailors sank with
Two slight earthquake shocks were
felt at Cairo, HI., on tho 10th.
Thk secretary of tho treasury will
soon issno tho details ot a now method
of disinfection of Imported hides of
neat cattle, suggested by tho secretary
of agriculture, by means of sulphur
fumigation for dry hides and immer
sion in a carbolic acid or bichloride ol
mercury solution tor fresh or moist
l.t.t Tl,,. ....,,. ;if:,l,n,l Vnf ,11tl,,ft.
tlon, it is claimed, will avoid injury to
At South Pittsburg, Tenn., the
houso occupied by Irvln Koblnson, n
respeetablo colored laborer, was do
stroyed by lira and two ot his chil
dren, nged 1 und 4 years respectively,
woro burned to death, Robinson and
his wlfo belli',' absent ut tho time.
Negroes living near stood by and saw
tho children burned without milking
any oiTort to save thotn. Their conduct
was prompted by jealousy of Robin
son's buperior attainments.
Fivk theaters on tho Midway at tho
Atlanta (Go.) exposition liuvo been
closed ou account of immorality.
As tho result of a foud caused by a
chargo of stealing watermelons pre
ferred by John Jones ugalnst John
Handle3', of Birmingham, Alii., the lat
ter was fatally wounded, and Jones
and Joe Kllgore, a friend of Jones,
ivero killed. Tlicro was a regular
pitched battlo between the sides, folir
men taking part.
Tub BrltUh steamer James Turple
sunk tho British steamer Vulcan by
collldlnir with her near Gibraltar uud
two of the Vulcan's crow wero lost,
P11K8II1KNT Cl.KVKI.AMI on the 10th
appointed John L. Peake, of Kansas
City, Mo., as minister to Switzerland,
vice Hrouulicad, roslgucu.
R. D. Bi.AKKHr.BU, the long distance
bicyclist, covered tho distance from
Chicago to San Francisco in 47 days
and 10 hours, beating the previous rec
ord held by Martin Duxbury by 23
hours. Blakesleo followed the Santa
railway from Chicago to Los Angeles,
and claimed to have traveled COO miles
further than Duxbury dtd.
I'KTKit W. Bhkksb, presldont of tho
defunct Leadvtllo (Col.) Savings and
Deposit bunk, was reported missing.
Ho had borrowed S70.000 from the
Dimi.vo tho voyage of tho steamer
Catnlluu Havana from Spain to Cuba
170 convicts und 300 vidunteor soldiers
on board mudo un attempt to seizo tho
vessel and a bloody conilict ensued,
but the crew nnd marines wero suc
cessful in bupprcsslng the mutiny.
Twenty- miles south of Vanceburg,
Ky., a large boiler at tho mill ot
Oeorgo W. Stamper, Jr., exploded,
killllng six men instantly and seri
ously injuring soverul others.
FlltK broko out in the Star storo at
Purcoll, I. T., on tho 10th during u
high wind und beforo it wus controlled
thirty-two buildings were destroyed.
Tho total loss will foot up 8150,000,
Ovkh 400 employes of the J. B. fe J.
M. Corneel iron works nt New York
went on a strike on the 18th und also
500 men employed by Milliken Bros.
Some men wero also called out in
Brooklyn, making a total of 1,000 men
belonging to tho two firms on a strike.
It was btuted that from 10,000 to 20.000
men wero also likely to be called out
In sympathy. The wage scale was tho
cause of thu trouble.
A comet was recently discovered by
Mr. Perrlno ut tho Lick observatory,
in California, in the constellution
CtiAui.r.8 O, HoKfMAN, assistant cash
ier of the New Orleans Browing asso
ciation, is alleged to bo short In his
accounts to tho extent ot 20,000.
James Goinoh. who hacked Miss Lin
zle Jones at Frederick, Md., on the
10th, with u razor, ut tor sho had glvon
him something to oat whon ho begged
for Jt, was taken from jail by a mob ot
300 men on tho 17th and hanged to a
tree In a field a mile from tho city,
Tho mob battered down tho doora ot
the jail to get ut tho wan.
UoIoiibo From Woodstock Prison
Oolobrntod by Frionda.
EIGHT CARLOADS MEET Hill AT JAIL
I'rogrcMi I'rom the Train to tVntrnl Mnalo
Hull Attended with Prmointm-
ileum nf l.rcttt Iti-Jole ng
Illg Crmtil Ilrnr Mm.
Chlesgo, Nov. 2T. Kugcne V, Debs
spoko nl Central Music hnll tonlc'nt to
un nudlence that taxed the seating ca
pacity of the hall. Most of the leadlnj?
labor organizations were represented
und the reception, accorded to the lead
er of the American Hallway "union was
enthusiastic In the extreme.
Eight car loads of Debs' friends went
down to Woodstock to greet him on hie
release from Jail and several thousand
men were at the station nt the North
western road when 'the train bearing
Debs and his friends arrived at 7:30
o'clock. The reception given Debs an
he etepped frorc the train bordered on
the frantic. Hundreds of men pushed
and struggled to get a grasp of his
hand, many of them hugged and some
went to the length of kissing him. Fi
nally he wan tossed upon the shoulders
of four men nnd followed by n. dense
throng that never for an Instant stop
ped Its shouts nnd cheers, ho was es
corted to the hall about one mile dis
tant. The warmth of the reception nt
the depot was repeated when he entered
the hall with the exception that the
men were unable to get cIobo to him and
contested themselves with cheering
nnd waving their flats.
The speech delivered by Mr. Deb,
which was received with ereat applause
by his uudlence, was In substance as
Mr. Debs snld In pan:
"Manifestly "the spirit of '76 atlll sur
vives. The fires of liberty and noble
aspirations are not yet;X'.ngulsied. sj
I greet you tonight as lovers of liberty
and desplsers of despotism. I com
prehend tho significance of this demon
otratlon and appreciate the honor that
mokes It possible for me to be your
guest on such on occasion. The vin
dication and glorification oft American
principles of government, nfc proclaim
ed to tho -world In the Declaration ot
Independence, ts 'the high purpose of
Speaking- for myself personally, I
im not certain whether thla is en oc
iriw for rejoicing or lamentation. I
confers to a serious doubt as to wJieHher
this day marks my deliverance 'from
bonds to freedom, or from freedom to
rshondage. Certain It Is In the light of
recent Judicial proceedings, mat I etand
In your presence, stripped vof my con
stitutional right M9 v.reeman,and
-Shorn or-thormst Vaered.TterojPHve
of Amerloan citizenship, and what Is ,
true of myself Is true of every other
citizen who has the temerity to pro
test ogflainrt corporation rule or ques
tion the absolute away of the money
power. It Is not law or the adminis
tration of the law ot which I compkUn.
It Is the flagrant violation of Wie con
stitution, the tc-al nbrogalon of the law
nnd that usurpalon of Judicial and des
potic power, by virtue of which my
colleagues nnd myself were committed
to Jail, against which I enter my sol
oinn protest, and any honest analysis
of tho proceedings must sustain the hag
gard truth of the Indictment."
Tho speaker here gave the history of
the events leading up to his arrest and
sentence, commenting freely thereon
and continuing said:
"In my vocabulary there are no wai In
of despondency or despair. However
gloomy the future may appear to oth
ers, I hye Hu'-abldlng faith In the ul
timate triumph of the right.
"To the unified hosts of the American
worklngmen fate has committed the
charge of rescuing American liberties
from the grasp of the vandal hordt
that have placed them In peril, by seiz
ing the ballot and wielding It to re
gain the priceless heritage nnd to pre
serve and transmit It without scar or
blemish to the generations yet -to come,
"I nm not here to assert the Infalli
bility of the organization or Its offi
cials or to claim exemption from error
Hut I am here to declare to everjf-frlend
of American toll, regardless of banner
name or craft that if the Aemrlcnn
Hallway union has erred, It has been
on the side of sympathy, mercy and hu
manity." Itevertlng to the strike, Mr. Debs
said: "It must be borne In mind that
the American Hallway union did not
challenge the government. It threw
dfwn no gauntlet to courts or armies
It simply resisted the invasion of the
rights of worklngmen by corporation.
It challenged und defied the powr of
corporations. Thrice armed with a
Just cause, the organization believed
that Justice would win for labor a not
ablo victory and the records proclaim
that its confidence was not misplaced
"The defeat of the A. H. U., Involved
questions ot law, constitution and gov
ernment which, all things considered,
are without a parallel In court and gov-
ernmental proceedings under the cone
stltutlon of the lepubllc,"
Continuing, the speaker FalJ, refer
Ins to the famous supreme court decis
ion; "I challenge the world to assign
reasons why a Judge under the solemn
obligation of an oath to obey the con
stitution should, In a temple dedicated
to Justice, stab the Magna charta of
American liberty to death, in the Inter
est of corporations that labor might be
disrobed of Its Inalienable rights and
those who advocated Us clajms to Jus
tloe imprisoned as if they were felona?
Mr, Debs gave several reminiscences
ef his prison life and concluding said:
"From such reflections I turn the praq
tloal lesions taught by this 'liberation
day' demonstration. It mans that
American lovers of liberty are setting
in operation forces to rescue their con
stltutlonul liberties from the grasp of
monopoly and its liberties from the
grasp of monopoly and Its mercenary
hirelings. It means that the people
are aroused In favor of Impending per
il and that agitation, organization and
unification are to be the future battle
cries of men who will not part with
their birthrights, nnd who, like Patrick
Jlenry, have the courage to exclaim;
"Give me liberty, or give me death."'
OMAHA'S IN ON THIS.
Omaha, Nov. 2', A grand ball was
riven tonight at Washington hall In
celebration of the release of Eugene V,
Debs from Imprisonment, Tlws ball
was undef the auspices of the A. R. U,
and tha hall was crosided, TJw Inde
pendent Workmen ot Amerlea jwpohas
ed fifty tickets. During tlw evwjlnj?
telegrams from all parts, ot the country
were read and representation of Db
vicissitude hown. Speeches weie !