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'Twns tho day boforo Christmas, and |
Frayno wus ancrry with tlio musio of
Christmas preparation. Ever sinco ro
voillo tho men had been busily at work,
and whilo most of them wore ouguged
in tho decoration of their barracks,
mcssrooms and tho littlo chapel, Terry
Rorko, with a good sized squad, was
still putting tho finishing touches on
tho assembly hall. An odd thing had
happened that morning. No one had
over knowu thnt fellow Grnico tooffor
to do a strokoof work of nuy kind, espo
oially Where Rorko had anything to do
with tho mnttor, yet hero bo oame, right
after revoillo, to tell that vory man that
if it was nil tho samo to him he'd take
tho place of Higgins, who had been pnt
on gunrd, oud would help at tho assom
1 'Thcro's no whisky to bo had there,
Grnice, if that's what you wnut, and
yo look moro'n liko it. Answer mo this,
now. Whoro'd yo boon whin yo enmo
runnin in nt 1 o'clock this niornin?"
"On a still hunt, corporal," nnswor
od Grnico, with a leer. "It's to keep
awny from whisky this dny I'm ready
to work with you. I'm supernumerary
of tho guard."
"You were driukin last night, and
you'vo had yer oyo opoiior and brain
cloudier this mornin, bad scran to yo.
There's nu internal roveuuo tax on tho
broath of yo that would make an ex
ciseman jealous. But, God bo good to
ua, fw it's to kapo mischief away from
the garrison this day I'll go yo. G'wan
now, but whist, yo'vo no liquor about
"Devil a drop outsido of my Bkin,
"Thon kapo out of reach of it and
out of tho way of tho ladies, lest tho
sight of yor ugly mug would throw
thorn into fits. G'wau," and Graico
went "Was it yo, yo blaok throated
devil, that gave that sweot lady her
fright last night?" ho continued reflect
ively. "There's no proviu it beyond tho
boot ti-acks, and they'd lit worse look
in fcot tiinn yours. It's tho wan mark
of tho goutlcmau that's left to ye. Yes,
sorgcant, I'll kapo mo eyo on him," ho
continued, in rosponso to n suggestion
from tho 8< uior noncommissioned ofllcor
of tho troop, who came forth from the
offlco nt tho moment. "Tho captain's
hot about thnt business of last night,
and like as not there's tho blackguard.
Now, what on earth does ho want to bo
playin Peopiu Tom about tho officers'
' 'No good, of course, but wo oan prove
nothing, ns you say, except that ho was
out of qniu-tcrs and wasn't at Bunko
Jim's after 11 o'clock. He was hero and
in bed when I inspected."
Very littlo was known abont this
episode. Mrs. Daunton had quickly re
vived under tho ministration of Ellis
and Mr. Ormsby, and, half laughing,
half crying, had declared that just as
sho readied tho window the blind
swung slowly back and tho moonlight
foil full ou tho head and shoulders of a
man with n fur cap, blaok beard nnd
soldier's overcoat Sho could describo
no other features. Ho saw her at tho
samo instant Enoh recoiled, but in her
oxoited, nervous etato it was too much of
a shock. Ellis, who ot first hnd been
prono to attributo Holen's prostration to
tho interview with Ormsby, recalled tho.
prowler sho herself had Been and could
not but corroborate Mr& Daunton's
story. Jack had rushed out, only to find
boot tracks in tho snow and an un
fastened blind, but no othorsignof a
man. Mrs. Farrnr was kept in total ig
noronco of tho affair, and only Lealo
and Will at first wero tnkon into the so
orot, though tho captain at onoo went
to consult his trusty noncommissioned
officers. All tho samo, though^ Helen
laughed at her wcukness when morning
oamo, bIio and Ellis, parting for tho
night with but few words and each fool
ing consoious of tho gulf between them,
passed a restless and disquieting night
Just what mischief that follow Grnice
was meditating puzzled not a littlo tho
honest pato of Terry Rorko. For a time
tho man worked busily, silently, lug
ging bnndles of greens into tho hall and
bare, stripped brandies out Once or
twico, iu answer to chaffing remarks of
tho other men, ho had retaliated. Onoo
again, colliding with Crow Knife at tho
door, ho hnd muttered an angry onrso
and bade tho redskin keep out of Iiis
way unless ho covotcd trouble. Tho In
dian's oyes flashed vcngofully, but he
spoke no word.
It was just after gunrd mounting that
Graico had offered his services, when,
ns supernumerary, ho ronlly did not
havo to work at all nnd was not proper
ly dotailublo for any such fatiguo duty.
By 10 o'clock, however, it was apparent
to moro than ouo proaout that ho was
drinking moro liquor and had it (Jon
oealed probably somowhore about the
promises or iu his overcoat. Rorko
warned him and got a sullen reply. Not
a minute aftor, ulthongh strict orders
had been given against smoking, be
cause of the flimsy lint uro of tho struc
ture and tho largo quantity of inflam
mable material scattered about, ho pro
oipitated an exoitcment Right in tho
entrunco of the hall a big square box
had just boon placed by two of tho men,
and Crow Knife was carefully removing
tho lid, when Grnico, lnrohing in from
tho dressing room with a bundlo of
groons, nt umbled against the edgo of
tho ease, a mi, dropping his burden with
a snvago ourso, ho drow hack hin hoav
ily booted foot as though to let drivo a
Instantly tho Indian interposed.
"Don't kiokl" ho said. "Hold your
hoof there I" shouted Rorke, aftd other*
of tho men joined in their cry of warn
ing. Wonderingly ho looked about him
on tho quickly gnthored group, swaying
a bit unsteadily ovon now.
"Why not?" ho scowlingly, sullenly,
tbiokly asked. "What hnrm's thoro
kicking a rnttlchox that's almost broken
my shin? What's tho matter with you
"It isn't tho box, yo gonoril, it's
what's inside of it I That^s Colonel Jb'ur
rar's picturol God's pruiso to him lot
tho finest soldier that ivor rodo at tho
hoad of tho Twelfth."
"That Colouol Farrnr's pioture?"
muttered tho man in n strange, half
ftwod, half doflaut manner. "Well, I
swear, that's?that's quoor." And then,
in somo odd, nervous abstraction, ho
whipped out u cigar, and tho uext thiug
thoy knew, had lighted it at tho stove
and tossed tho flaming paper among tho
sweepings on tho floor. Instantly thoro
wus a rush, a trnmpliug of feet and just
as Rorko wrathfully had collared tho
stupeflcd mau Lieutenant Furrar burst
in upon tho scone, stampiug out tho f ow
remaining sparks, and thon turning an
grily upon tho group.
"Who dropped that fire? Who, I
say?" ho ropeated, for, in soldier ei
lonco, tho mou had stood at attention,
but, true to soldier othics, would tell no
tales. "Don't lot that happen again,
corporal," ho wont on storuly. "You
know woll enough what n firo would
mean horoabouts, with tho cannon pow*
dor stored in tho towor yonder. Remem
bor tho orders?tho guurdhouso for tho
first mau fooling with Jlro. Go ou with
your work." And tfion, as the mon
turned silently away and Terry stood
thoro, looking abashed and troubled at
tho in.plied rebuke, Will sought to
soften tho effoot. "Why, you'ro doing
groat work hero, corporal. v\ old placo
is wearing Christmas dressy V?? no mis
take " ' ?!
"It is, Masther Will, " said Rorko de
"Masthor Willi" ropoated Forrar in
dignantly. "On my soul, Rorko, you"?
"I bog tho lioutonaut's pardon," said
Torry, all contrition and soldierly re
spect. "But I've known him such a
few wcoks as lioutonant and so many
and many a long year as Masther
"That'll do, corporal. Havo tho pic
ture in its plaoo as soon ns you can.
Mother will bo over hero to look at it."
"YeR, Mas?yes, sorr."
And aguin, as Will turned angrily to
rebuke tho poor follow, thoro was a
gatheriug of tho men at tho window
looking out upon tho parado, and some
thing wus said about a lady slipping on
tho ico, which oarried Will away like
a shot. Two strides took him to tho
door, and ouo glanco sent him rashing
to tho rescue. It was Miss Ormsby.
And then, while somo of tho men
went on with their work, others seem
ed to hang ubont Graice, who was odd
ly fascinated by tho box and cost fur
tive glances at it, whilo Crow Knife,
under Rorko's direction, was quietly un
packing it. Agaiu had Graico wandered
uustoadly over by tho stovo and stood
thore, sullenly kioking at it uutilonoof
tho mou bado him quit or ho'd start a
firo in spito of them. "You'll havo us
all iu blazes beforo our timo," wore tho
"Not L Fire's my friond," answered
Graico in a surly tono.
"And likely to give yo a long and
warm wolcomo if yo carry to purgatory
tho spirit yo so sweetly manifest bora
How ycr friond?" rotorted Rorko.
"I mean it saved my life a year ago
in Mexico. I saw a girl onco too oftou
for her lover's good?hot headed cur I Ho
would havo it and got it?in tho heart?
and I got iu quod, and our consul could
not holp mo. I nm not tho kind of citi
zen tho United States hinders a foreign
goverumoDt from sending to kingdom
come, and I was mighty nigh getting
"And yo didn't," said Torry, highly
interested. ' 'Tho dishpeusatious of hiv
en aro past findin out."
"Fire's stood my friend, I say. I had
my pipo?greasers oiu't the d-d mar
tinets you havo bore?nnd a spark went
into tho straw. It blazed in an instant
There was ii?1 to pay, with the guard
and greasers aud prisoners running
ovory winch way. Tho prison had a lit
tlo towor, liko that, yonder," said ho,
I pointing to tho wooden structure nbovo
tho old guardhouse. "I sow my ohanoe
in tho confusion aud ran for it. It was
stouo nnd novor took flro, and I got sofo
ly away at night and vamoosed the
country and read afterward how the
flames had dovoured tho ruffianly mur
derer Roy"? and hero he caught him*
self, with sudden gulp, seeing Rorko'a
suspioious eyes on him."
"Eh, Graico? Roy, yowero sayin. "'
"Murderer, roisterer and rascal, Tom
Graico," bo wont on. "So I'vo nothing
to fear from firo."
Rorko eyed him long and distrustful
ly, grunting nudiblo comment on tho
story, to whiohsomo of tho men had lis
tened in absorbed interest, whilo others
woro busily removing tho picture and
sotting it iu placo upon tho wall. Thon,
as it was fairly hung, Crow Knifo stop
ped back across tho room, his eyes rov
orontly fixed upon tho flno, soldierly
faoo. Graico, meantime, after a hurriod
I glanco about him, hnd drawn a flask
I from his vest pocket and had lifted it to
his lips, when Rorko grabbed it.
"I thought so, yo mad brained gab
bler I Yo'll bo drunk boforo tho day's
half over. Got up and look nt tho pic
ture man. It's lookin at yo straight
"Who?who's looking nt mo? What
d-d rot aro you talking?" shuddorod
"Tho colonol Is, and as if ho didn't
relish tho sight Small blamo to him."
"It's a saying of my people," said
Grow in his slow, solemn tono, "Whom
tho oyos of the dead call must riso and
"You oroaking"? hissed Gioico,
leaping to his feet and rushing at the
Indian, but Rorko threw himself be
"Play wid fire whon yo may, man,
bnt niver wid a tamo tiger. Hush, now.
Go out this door nnd cool that crazy
head of yors. Horo oomo tho ladies."
Instantly tho oxoitod group scattered,
the mon resuming their work as though
at no timo thought of orimo or quarrel
bad entered thoro, bnt Rorko's heart
was thumping hard as ho wont to his sta
tion. First to enter woro Captain Lealo
and Mrs. Dauntou, though tho blitho
voices and oheory laughter of tho others
oouid bo hoard without Evidontly there
was fun at Kitty's expense, and Lealo
had seized the opportunity to draw j
Helen to one sido. Thoy were taLkiug
earnestly as they entered
"It sooms providential that Will's
first station should bring bis mother
back to tho old homo. Here and now at
least sho should bo safo from all shook,
especially with your care to guard her,
Mrs. Daunton. 8ho said to mo only
yesterday: 'Holen oamo to mo only a
littlo over a year ago, but I think I havo
needed hor for years. Sho is dear to me,
almost as my own daughter.' "
"God bless her for those words,' * said
Helon, deeply moved. "I camo to her
as a dependent, but sho has taught mo
a uow definition of motherhood."
"Mothorhood has its sorrowful mean
ing for Mrs. Farrar," said Lealo grave
ly, his haudsomo dark eyes fixed upon
hor face. "Has sho never spoken to you
about Roylo, hor oldest son?"
"Sho has Bomotimes mentioned him,"
said Holen, with great constraint. "But
sho can hardly bear to speak of him,
and I know tho bitter sorrow he brought
to ovcry ono who loved him, but, " sho
added -quickly, as though eager to
chango tho Bubject, "how cozy and
warm and Christmnsy it looks and
smells I I shall havo another now defini
tion?what Christmas means. Wo learn
many definitions, do wo not, as lifo goes
on, and sometimes fate is good to ub and
lets us learn tho happiest last."
' 'And you havo loarued a Bad ono of
"I? A very sad one. My own baby
died in my arms ou Christmas eve."
Lealo bent earnestly toward tho sad,
sweet face, a deep emotion in Ins own,
but nt tho moment EIHbentered, follow
ed closely by Ormsby. She bowed in
evident constraint nt sight of tho couple
already thero and looked as though sho
would gladly havo turned about ngain.
Aftor her camo Will and Kitty and
other young people of the post, nil oagor
and intent on inspecting tho prepara
tions boiug made, nil full, of compli
mouts to Rorko for tho success attending
his labors, all full of admiration of the
portrait, which they grouped about and
admired, while Ellis hung her father's
sober underneath. And tiien onco ngain
tho whole party, chatting merrily, went
drifting out into tho crisp air and glo
rious sunshine, loaving, glowering aftor
them from tho doorway of tho littlo
room that opened off the main hall, the
ill favored, ill liked Boldier Graico.
Two minutes later, and no one could
explain how it started or what was its
exciting cause, with hardly n spoken
word or premonitory symptom, twomou
woro clinched in furious struggle?ono,
heavy, burly, powerful and gifted with
almost demoniao strength, had hurled
tho other down. That other, lithe,
sinewy, panthorlike in ovcry motion,
writhed from underneath his huge an
tagonist nud had sprung to his feet,
whilo tho first, moro slowly, heaved
himself upward, and then, liko a mad
dened bull, dashed at his foo.
Springing lightly to ono sido, Crow
Knife, for it was ho, whipped from its
Bhoath a glittering blndo and poised it
high in air, and Graico, ovou iu his
blind fury, saw and hesitated. There
was a rush of the workmen to tho spot,
but Captain Lealo was first of all. Clear
and cold and stem his voice was heard.
"Drop that knife I Drop that knife, I
Bay I" and slowly, reluctantly, though
his eyes woro blazing with hato and
rage, tho Indian turned toward tho man
ho had learned to trust, to honor and to
oboy, and tho knifo foil clattering to
tho floor. Graico mado a lungo ns
though to grab it, and Rorko's ready
foot tripped and foiled him. Then,
With buMi hands, tho Irishman grabbed
him by tho collar and dragged him,
dazed and scowling, to his feet.
"Thero aro ladies coming, sir," was
the warning of ono of the men.
"Tako that man out and cool him
off," said Lenlc, still calmly, to tho cor
poral. "I'll hear tho story later. Quiot
now, one and nil," ho tiddod, us tho
group dispersed "It is Mrs. Farrar."
Thoy mot at tho very doorway, tho
fair, radiant woman, closely followed
by hor daughter, tho dazed, hulking
soldier, lod or rather driven forth by
Corporal Rorke, and instantly a chango,
swift and fearsome, shot across the
swoot, pathetic face. One glanco was
all, and then, palo as death, sho totter
ed feohly forward. Ellis sprang to her
sido in sudden alarm. "Mother, dear
eat, what is wrong? How you tremble!"
For a moment she could not speak.
"It is folly; it is weakness!" sho falter
ed. "But that face?that dreadful face.I
Tho look in those eyes?the awful glit
ter that only liquor kindles. 1 have not
seen that look since?oh, whenever I
seo it I say, God pity, pity his mother. "
And then Helen Daunton camo has
tily in and helped to lead thn agitated
woman to a scat, and thero sho knelt be
side her and soothed and comforted and
cooed to hor ns women croon ovor a tired
ohild, and Lculo hovered helpfully
about, grovo, strong and gentlo, and it
was ou his arm Bho loaned, with Helon
at her Bido, when finally she stood to
look at her husband's portrait. And lit
tlo by littlo ?ho grow calm and tho flut
tering at hor heart ceased to distress
her, and Ellis, turning reluctantly away
at tho bidding of her garrison friends,
left her mother to tho ministrations of
Iho woman whom with evory lionr,
moro and moro, flhe learned to look up
on as n rival, and thon, saying that ho
would onll for them in a few minutes
Whipped from its nheath a gllitcHng
with his sleigh, believing that a short
drive in tho exhilarating air would bo
of boneflt, Lealo, too, left them, and
Mrs. Farrar and Holen Daunton woro
practically alone. Mess call sounding
cheerily had called the men to their
The eyes of tho elder woman had fol
lowed tho tall, soldierly form of Lealo
as ho loft tho room, and then, tenderly,
questionin.^ly, almost out rout ingly turn
I'll III 'MM i 11 1.."
"I Ioto him almost as I do my own
son, Helon. My bnsband died in bis
arms. Surely yon must realize that his
groat heart has belonged (i you ever
since he first set eyes on your bonny
Mrs. Daunton almost started to her
"Ob, not thatl Surely not that I He
is my good, truo friend," sho cried.
"Not tho less your friend because all
your lover, Holen."
"Oh, never my lover I Ibavonoright
?I nm not frool"
"Listen to me, Helen." pleaded her
friend. "Shall ouo mistake blight a
Hfotimo? I know your short marriage
experieucojwns a oruol ono."
"It was?heaven knows it was," as
sented Helen, shuddering.
"Then do not makowyouth's mistake,
dear," continued Mrs. Farrar, "and
think tho story cudod becauso one ohap
ter is closed. I thought my ?tory ended
when they brought mo homo my dead
soldier. I'vo prayed many a time my
story might end in tho years my first
born was an outcast. Helen, I havo
hardly spoken to you of my eldest boy,
but I can toll you now that, standing
hero tonight, I realize how out of sor
row peace has oomo to me. Death,
which took away my husbiuid, gnvo me
baok my son."
"Doathl" cried Holen. "Roylo Far
rar is not?dead?"
"Helen, how Btrnngoly you speak.
He has been dead a year, though only
recently did they give me all tho oruol
faots. Major Wayne learned thorn from
tho consul in Mexico. "
In uncoutrollnblo agitation Holen
Daunton hnd turned away. "RoyloFar
rar dead!" sho gasped. "Thou I?-oh,
God bo thanked 1"
Tho tears wero blinding Mrs. Farrar,
and for a moment sho saw nothing of
Helen's agitation. Tho bells of Lealo's
sleigh camo trilling merrily up tho road
without Hastily sho dashed away tho
pearly drops and, smiling fondly, drow
her shrinking friend to her ombrace.
"Helen, dear, thero is a now look in
your faco," sho whispered.
"It is becauso I rejoice in my soul
that your heart is at rest. It is because
it is Christmas?Christmas, tho timo of
burdens dropped, of old sorrows healed,
of now births and swoot beginnings.
Dear, tho Christmas chimes aro pealing
in my heart. It is tho first real Christ
mas I havo known in years." And so,
her arms twining about her friend,
sho led her forth into tho radiant day,
with all its sunshino beaming in her
face. Ouo minute only bad thoy gone
when, crouching from tho dressing
room at one side, his faco bloated and
distorted, the soldier Graico sped swift
ly across tho floor and stopped ttrpeek
through the custom window. Suddenly
back ho sprang and stood swaying at
tho door of tho anteroom as Holen Daun
Ion hurriedly returned. Coming from
tho dazzling glare of the eun without
into tho dimly lighted room, shoalmoBt
collided with the hulking figure before
seeing it at all.
"Mrs. Farrar has loft heroloak," she
faltered. "Will you kindly move from
"You thought I had moved from your
way," was the thick, husky answer,
"but you're mistaken, my door. "
Back she started as though stung, on
awful torror iu hor staring eyes, her
"You?Roylo Farrar?rand, here J" she
gasped. "Yon?Roylo Farrar ! Oh my
gracious God ! "
(continukd nkxt wkkk.)
"GET OUT ANI> WALK."
The Awkward Predicament of a
She.in in Kentucky.
Thoro is a law in Kentucky popu
larly known ns tho "Jim Crow Coach
Law." By this act colored citizens
and plain, or white, citizens must not
occupy tho sumo comportment in any
coach on any lino of railway within
the state. In April, 18U?, a white man,
being a sheriff, had to escort three
colored convicts to a penitentiary.
The sheriff and his charges boarded a
train, and wore seated in tho "Jim
Crow" compartment. In that compart
ment were o dozen Afro-Amoricans,
blameless before tho law. They ob
jected to tho presence of a whito man
In thoir comportment.
" Tho Separate Couch act says no
whito man shall ride in any co'port
men' reserved for cuilud citizens," said
a block preocher.
'"Ain't no question 'bout that," as
sented o yellow hook agent.
Tho conductor was called, ond a com
mitteo of threo oxpourd"d the law
and insisted upon th? r?shta thereby
secured to colored oitizeno. The sheriff
argued from tho executive oxigoncics
of tho occasion.
"I ain't o-goin' to loovo them priso
ners out o' my sight," ho said.
But tho conductor, the supremo ou
thority upon a train in tronsitu. decid
ed that tho sheriff must got out of tho
"Jim Crow" comportment, but ho
might, toko his throo prisoners with
him, if ho chose, which ho did chooso.
In the smokor, a whito folks' compart
ment, tho appearance of tho tl\reo
Negro criminals aroused angry tool
" Hore, captain," shouted a tobacco
cropper, " wo can't hove no niggers in
Tho sheriff roso to moke an expla
*' Gontleraen, I'vo got to toko thoso
throo colored convicts to ICddyvillo.
Now, if I can't go in tho Jim Crow
becauso I'm whito, and tho prisonors
can't stay in horo, boin' nlggors, I
want you, gontlomen, to tell me how in
the thunder I'm too. ivi r n.y prisonors
"Git out and walk," was tho unani
mous verdict, expressed vooiforously,
and without a second's hesitation.
Meanwhilo tho train had gone a
mattor of 10 miles from its starting
point. Novortholess, the shoriff and
his prisonors had to got off at a small
wayside station, whoro tho plod com
bination wnitod some hours before a
freight train camo along and hospit
ably rocolved thorn into it caboose.
?A toaohor was going ovor tho good
old story of King Solomon and his wis
dom. "Now, dears, who was tho great
queon who traveled so many miles and
miles to sco tho King?" Silonco pro
vailed In tho class. "Why, you do know,
all of you. Tho quoen who camo to see
tho King." Tho namo hod boon for
gotten by tho class. In order to help
thorn, tho kind but misguidod teacher
began to offer a littlo assistance.
"You do know, I ora suro. The namo
hogins with on S, and sho was a vory
great queon." JuBtthcn up &hot a littlo
hand, and out spoko tho triumphant
volco of tho littlo auburn-halrod girl.
"I know; it was the queon of spades."
?Wo never gut moro happiness than
we try to secure for other people.
WM. J. BRYAN ON FREE COINAGE,
AN ADDRESS TO BIftlETALLlSTS. ,
A Good Fight Has Been Made and '
Four Years Will Bring Kcncwcd
Hon. William J. Bryan has issued
tho following statement to the bime
talli8ts of tho United States :
To the Bimetailiste of the United
Conscious that millions of loyal
hearts are saddened by temporary do- I
feat, I bog to offer a word of hope* and !
encouragement. No cause ever had
supporters moro brave, earnest and del
voted than thoso who have espoused
tho cause of bimetallism. Thoy havo
fought from conviction, and have
fought with all tho zeal which con
viction inspired. Events will provo
whether they are right or wrong.
Having done their duty as they saw it,
they have nothing to regret. The Uo- j
publican candidato has been heralded
as tho advance agent of prosperity. If j
his poliolos'bring real pro-pot ity to tho
American people thoso who opposed
him will share in that prosperity. If,
on the other hand, his policies provo
an injury to tho people generally, thoso
Of bis supporters who do not belong t,o
tho olllce-holding class or to thoprlvi
leged classes will suffer in common i
with t,liose. who opposed him. Tho
friends of bimetallism havo not boon
vanquished ; they have simply been
overwhelmed. They boliovo that tho
gold standard is a conspiracy of tho
money changers against the welfare
Of tho human race, und until con- j
vincodof their error they will continue i
tho wurfaro against it.
Tho contest has been waged this
year under groat embarrassments and
against-great odds. For tho first time
during tliis generation, public atteu- '
tion has been contorod upon the money
question us the paramount issue, and
mis has been done in spite of ail at
tempts upon tho part of our opponents
to prevent it. The Republican con
vention held out tho delusive hope of
international bimetallism, while lie
publican leudors labored secretly for
gold monometallism. Gold standard j
Democrats havo publicly advocated j
tho election of tho Indianapolis ticket,
while thoy labored secretly for tho
eleotlon of the Republican ticket. Tho I
trusts and corporations havo tried to j
oxcito a fever of lawlessness, whilo j
they have been dofying the law, and
Amorican financiers have boasted that
i hey woro the custodians of tho na- j
tional honor while they were secretly
bartering away tho nation's financial
independence. But in spite of tho
efforts of the administration and its I
bUpportors; in spite of throats Of money j
lemu rs at home and abroad : in spito !
of. tho coercion practiced by corpora* j
tions and employers; in spite of trusts
and syndicates ; in spite of an enormous i
Republican campaign fund ; and in
spite of the i nil nonce of a hostile daily
press, bimetallism has almost triumph
ed in its first great light. The I OSS of
a few States, and that, too, by a very
small plurality, has defeated bimetal
lism for the present; but bimetallism |
emerges from tho contest stronger than
It was four months ago.
I desire to commend the work of
the three national committees which i
have joined in the munugeiucni, of this
campaign. Co-operation between the
members of distinct political organiza-1
tions is always difficult, but it bus been i
less so this year than nsnn'. Interest
in a common cause of great importance j
has recuced friction 10 a minimum. I
hereby express my personal gratitude
to the individual members, as well us
the executive officers of the national j
com'mTtlees of the Democratic, Popu
list and Silver parties for their eili- i
cient, untiring and unsolli.-h labors.
They have laid the foundation for I
future succohs and will ho remembered
as pioneers when victory is at last
No personal or political friend need
grievo becauso of my defeat. Mi
ambition has been to secure immediate
legislation rather than enjoy the
honors of otliee. Therefore defeat
brings to me uo feeling ol personal
loss. Speaking for the wife who has
shared my labors, as well as myself, I
desire to say that we have been amply
repaid for all that wo havo doue. In
the love of millions of our fellow
citizens, so kindly expressed, in know
ledge guined by personal contact with
tho people and in broadened sympa
thies, wo lind full compensation for
whatever efforts wo havo put forth.
Ou.- hearts have been touched by the
I devotion of friends and our lives shall
provo our appreciation of tho affection
which we prizo as tho richest reward
which this campaign has brought.
In the face of an enemy rejoicing in
its victory, lot tho roll bo called for
the engagement, and urgo all friends
of bimetallism to ronow their alle
giance to tho cause. If we uro right,
as I boliovo wo aro, we shall yet
triumpli. Until convinced of his error,
let each advocate of bimetallism con
tinue tho work. Lot all silver clubs
retain their organization, hold regular
meetings and circulate literature. Our
opponents havo succeeded in this cam
paign and must now put their theories
to tho test. Instead of talking mys
teriously about "sound money " and an
" honest dollar," thoy must now elabo
rate and def nd a financial system.
Every step taken by them should bo
publicly considored by silver clubs.
Our cause has prospered most where
tho monoy question has been longest, I
discussed among tho people. During ?
the noxt four years it will be studied |
all over this nation, oven more t han it'
has boon studied in the past.
Tho your 11)00 is not far away. Be
fore that yoar arrives international bi
metallism will coase todocoivo: before
that year arrives thoso who have called
themselves gold standard Democrats
will become bimotallists and be with
us, or they will becomo Republicans
und thus upon enemies; before that
year urrives trusts will havo convinced
still moro peoplo that a trust is a
raonuco to private welfare and to public
safety; boforo that yoar arrives tho
ovil8 of a gold standard will bo even
moro ovident than they uro now, aud
tho peoplo will then bo ready to de
mand an American financial policy for
tho American people, and will join
with us in tho immediate restoration
of tho freo and unlimited coinage of
gold nnd silver at tho prosont legal
ratio of 16 to 1, without waiting for the
aid or consont of any other nation.
(Signed) Wm. j. BkyaN.
?The British railroad companies
ehargp almost an extra faro for carry
ing a bicycle, and assumo no responsi
bility for it O'iro.
The Now Hook Hpoon Free to All.
I roiul In the ('hrlstlnn Standard tluitMIsr
A. M. Frits,, Station A. St. Minis, Mo., would
give an olcKiint plated bonk spoon to nnyono
soudinir her ton 2-oont starring, I sent for ouo
and lound it so useful tlutt 1 showed It to my
friends,and mndo SI8.00 :n two hours, taking
orders for tho spoon. Tho hook spoon is a
housohold necessity. 11 cannot slip into the
dish or cookititf vessel. Omni/ hold in the pltCO
by a hook on ino DOOk. The spoon Is some
thing Unit housekeepers luive needed over
since spoons wore first Invented. Anyone can
trotn sample spoon by sending ten U cent
stamps i/i Miss Frit/. This is a splendid way
to make money around lioino.
181. Very truly, Jsannstt* S.
M'KIN LEY AND HOBART.
THE NEXT PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT
AND THEIR FAMILIES.
The Familiar Stories of Poor Boyhood and Struggling
Manhood Repeated?Typical Americans
of the Same Age.
William McKinley, Jr., tho Prosi
dent-clcct of the United States, has
lived tho Ufo of a typical American
and rcpoats tho familiar story of poor
boyhood, brave youth, struggling man
hood, successful middle-ago and honors
thick upon him as in tho 50*8 he bogan
to reap whoro ho had sown and gather*
ed the fruits of a resolute life full of
iuspiratiou for all young Americana.
Coming of good Scotch-Irish stock,
with longevity one of tho characteris
tics on both sides of the house, tbo
president-elect has tho expectation of
equally long years of usefulness in tho
service of bis country. Ho was born
ut Nilos, o., on February 28, 1844,
whether his father had moved from
Pennsylvania, his birthplace. William
McKinley entered the village school j
in Poland, ()., to which his family had
removed when only 6 years oh;. Ho
remained in the schools of that town
until in his 17th year, when he made
enough money by teaching in a nearby
district public school to pay his matric
ulation fees in Alleghany college. He
remained at the college only u few
weeks when the call to arms for tho
Civil War camo and the pale-faced,
gray-eyed, earnest and patriotic young
student Uung uside his books and de
cided to shoulder a musket. And SO
his education in books ended and tbut 1
broader education of stirring events j
and the ways of men began.
During the war young McKinloy ac- i
quitted himself like a man. He was I
in service in the ranks fourteen
months, but was soon promoted, Gov
ernor Tod made him second lieuten
ant and on February 7, 1803, he was
promoted to lirst lieutenant, and on
July 35, 1804, cuptain. This latter pro
motion was supplemented by his ap
pointment us adjutant general of his
brigade, and bo remained upon tho
Stall until mustered out in July, 1805.
It was us assistant adjutant general
that ho went through Sheridan's fam
ous campaigns la the Shenandoah Val
ley. While on his way to Winchester
Sheridan found young McKinley, then
only 20 years old, rallying tho pauic
Btrfcken troops at Cedar Creek, and
at lierryville the young ollicer's horse
was killed under him. "Per gallant
and meritorious services at,the battle
of Opiquun, Cedar Creek and Fisher's
Hill," reads his commission us brevet
major, and it 1b signed "A. Lincoln."
The war over, at 22 young McKin
ley stur ted in to study law und was
graduated from the Albany Luw School
in 1808, und soon afterward he went
into partnership with Judge Beiden, u
leading lawyer of Canton. He at this
time began to interest himself in poli
tics, una in 1870 was elected prosecut
ing attorney of Stark county, and his
popularity was such that in 1877 he
was sent to Congress.
Major McKinley was only 33 years
old when, in 1877, tho people of the
Canton district iiludtCu iii.'D to repre
sent them in Congress. Ii. was U Dem
ocratic House, and the nt w member
begun his service at the foot of tho
unimportant law revision cooMnittoe.
His tirst term passed with no public
speech of note to his credit, but Speak
er Samuel J. Randall hud noticed tho
studious application of the young Ohio
un und his shrewdness in committee
work. Hence, ut the outset of Iiis
second term McKinley was placed on
the. judiciary committee next to Thomas
Braokett Rood. His ambition anf!
uiontal promptings led him to prefer
tho ways und means committee. His
congressional prominence! may bo said
to have fairly begun, therefore, with
tho retirement of Garflcld from the
ways und means committee after his
election to the presidency in 1880.
McKinloy was appointed to tho va
cancy, and from then until he retired
from Congress in 18111, after ten years
of service that would havo been con
tinuous except for that portion of the
Forty-eighth Congrcts when the Dem?
oorats unseated niiu, he remained
upon tho most Important committee.
It wits during this time that the
great taritY bill was passed (181)0), and
then ufter his retirement from Con
gress the Republicans of Ohio honored
him by tsvice electing him governor of
the Stuto In "Jl-'iKI und '93-.95, tho last
time giving him the largest plurullty
(80,955) over given u gubornutoriul
candidate in Ohio in time of peuce.
Major McKinley has taken a prominent
part in the national Republican con
ventions and his name was mentioned
for the presidency 1888, and again in
Mr. McKinloy's homo lifo is very
beautiful. He lives in a charming res
idence in Canton, O., with Mrs. Mc
Kinley, who was Ida Saxton, daugh
ter of the richest hanker in Canton,
whom he married in 1871. Two chil
dren were horn to them, but they both
died in early childhood. It wus soon
after tho birth of tho second daughter
that the fuct became uppuront that
Mrs. McKinley would bo u lifolong
invalid. It is enough to say that this
husband and wife havo novor been
parted excepting during oxigont work
in campaigning. During his service
in Washington sho was always with
him. From congressionul duty to his
wife und back to duty was tho round
of his Wushington lifo. While gover
nor of Ohio four rooms in the Chitv -
den ltotise iu Columbus was their home.
An early breakfast and ho was olT to
his executivo duties. It was remarked
that ho al ay.-- le.lt, his hotol by n side
entrunco, and wbon woll ucross tho
stroot ho turned und liftod his hut,
while u handkerchief fluttered for un
instant from tho window of his home.
Then tho governor with a pleased
smilo walked inuntily olT toward tho
State house. This was repeated every
ovening, showing that loving watch
was kept ut that window.
Garrett Augustus Hobart, Vice
President-elect of the United States,
was born Juno 3, 1814, at Long Branch,
Mammouth county, N. J. His ances
tors woro English ou his father's and
Dutch on his mother's sido. Ho grad
uated from Rutgers Col lego in 18(53,
taught school for three mouths aud
then commouced tho study of law with
the lato Socrates Tuttlo, a distinguish
ed louder of tho Passuic county bar,
Hobart also beeumo u member of Mr.
'Puttie's family, und on July 21, 18?U,
ho married Mr, Tuttlo's duughtor,
Jennie, a lovely und accomplished
ludy, who inherits much of tho keen
intellectuality and Bpurklint? wit for
which her father wus noted through
out Now Jorsey. This union laid for
Mr. Hobart tho foundution of u domes
tic life of a 8ingulur felicity.
From tho entrance of Mr. Hobart
upon his uuties of manhood ho devel
oped qualities of a remurkublo nuture,
uud uimost immediately upon bis ud
mission to tho bar ho begun u career
of professional, business and political
success which has hud fow equuls
among tho citizens of his State, and
which could oniy havo been achieved
through natural endowments of ability,
energy, enterprise and popularity such
us uro seldom seen in combinution in
His lirst public oflico wus that of
City Counsel of I'uterson, to which he
was elected in 1871. Then he wus
elected to tho ussembly and mado
speaker In his second year. In 1870
his fellow-citizens of Pussuic county
sont him to tho State Sonate, und in
1881 he wus ehosen president of thut
body. For eleven years ho was chuir
mun of tho Republican State commit
tee, and sinco 1884 ho bus been New
Jersey's ropresontutive on tho nutionnl
committee, being for most of the timo
vice-president and a member of the
executive committee. In more than
ono presidential contest ho has beon
importuned to accept tho chairman
ship of tho national committee, a post
which tho engrossing demands of his
large private business compelled him
to decline. In politics Mr. Hobart has
beon ono of the most successful of men,
a fuct largely duo to a geniality and
bonhomie of nature rarely met with,
und to a lurge-heartedness and gonero
sity that have given him a personal
following equaled by few public men
in his State.
Mr. Hobart's strongest points uro his
executive ubility, his power to soo to
tho bottom of complicated alTairs, and
his fertility and practicality of re
source. His ululity to manage a num
ber of important mutters at ono timo
bus often been u cause of wonderment
lo his frienis. In business Mr. Ho
bart's cxporieuuo has been oven more
rxtensive than in politics. His shingle
had not been bunging out long before
ho begun to promoto enterprises of
considerable iranort-fiBoe. In^ull of
these.Cprjjorafcrtfris ho becamo a stock
holder by virtue of his services, and
usually he also served as counsel and
director. Thus tho foundation of his
fortunes wero laid.
Mr. Hobart is a gentleman of the
llnest urtistic tustes, cultivuted by ex
tensive study and travel, and his home
life is of tho most delightful kind. On
ono of tho shadiest, most aristocratic
and quietost streets of I'uterson stands
a roomy mansion with rauny shaded,
landscaped und uwning-covered win
dows, with wide plazas. This is Car
roll Hall, his home, where Mrs. Ho
bart is supremo. Tho wife of tho vice
president-elect is decidedly fine look
ing; of medium height, slightly full
in Ugure, with dark hair und eyes, and
a wonderful pleasant mouth and hand
some tooth. Sho is a brilliant conver
sationalist, a wide reader and thor
oughly up in politics. As a hostess
she is at her very host. The elegant
hospitality of the Hoharts is well and
widely known, and many famous men
in science, art, literature and politics
have gathered around their mahogany.
At present, however, Mrs. Hobart is
in mourning. About a yoar ugo, while
on a trip to Europe, their only daugh
ter, a cultured and lovely girl of 20,
sickened and died in Italy of diphtheria
and was laid to rest nour Lake Com?.
There is a soil, a handsome, manly
namosnko of his father, whom they
cull "Junior." Ho bus n privuto tutor
ut home, und is learning to play the
violin, and is deeply interested in Iiis
father's political career.
Mrs. Hoburt is connected with sev
eral charitable institutions in Pater
son, notably us ono of tho managers
of the Old Ladies' Homo, of which or
ganization she is president. Sho is
also mentioned in the recently organ*
Iz d Woman's Fxehaiigo, which has
p eyed such a success. She is a wo
man of deep religious feeling, r.'id a
valued member of tho church of the
Mr. Hob'it's political prosperity Mas
been due. to the fact thut ho has i. vor
boon u bo.-v , hut always u persuader of
men. Ho has been u louder und un
advisor all through his political ca
reer. His intltionco has always boon
for good in New Jorsey politics. Hence
his enthusiastic admirers udvocutcd
him ns tho proper man to ropresont
tho Fast on the national ticket. They
attributed to him the success of last
Fall which was tho climax of tho fight
of twonty years to ditch tho Demo
cratic muehlna. All the Republicans
in Now Jersey joined in tho Vico
Prosldontial boom somowhat to the
annoyance of Mr. Hoburt himseif. it
grew so fust thut whon ho did attempt,
to check it ho found it impossible.
Domocruts as woll us Republicans
shouted his praises. No man is moro
approachable und the poorest lttboror
In Ptttorson finds him as easy of access
a* the banker or tho politician.
A CHANCE TO MAKE MONEY
I 1 rail how ono of your subscribers made
money Solling Dlshwasliors; I ordorcdoiui.itnd
my lady Iricnds were charmed, iih tboy bate
dishwashing. My brother and I commenced
selling them, and have nude $1.700? At ter pay
lug all expenses. We don't caiiv^ .snny. Our
sau s uro till made at homo. I'toplo oomo or
send lor them. The Mound City Dish Wnshor
Is the liest Dishwasher on tho markot. Our
business Is increasing, and wo are going to
keep right on, until wo make ten thousand
dol ars. Wo sell from 6 to 16 machines every
day, every housekeeper wants one. Tlieie Is
no oxouse to bo poor when so much money
can ho made selling Dish Washers. For lull
particulars, address Tho Mound City Dish
Washer Co., St. UuilS, Mo. Thoy will start
you on the roaa to success.?A Header.
Marry This Girl, Homebody!
[havoboon reading in your punor about
sovcral mon and woman that havo been v<ij
successful selling self heating llat-irons, and
I concluded 1 would seo what a girl could do.
I liuvo worked )2 days and have sold l.M irons
and havocs dollar left after paying all OX
ponses. KvorylMidy isdollghtod with tho iron
and 1 SOU one almost ovory place I show it
aa pooplo think I hey can't afford to be with
outono as thoy save so much fuel and time
and don't burn tho clothes. 1 know I can
clear (Ivo thousand dollars in a jr< ar. How is
that torn girl? A Oiiaduatk.
Splendid, my girl, splendid, you aro a truo
American girl. Anyone can gctcomplo*o In
formation about the self-heating iron by ad
dresNlngJ. V. OAHKY At CO., 8U Louis, Mo.
It seems to bo a wtnnor, as evory bedy se 1
ing it wrltos la Its prats*.
Blta of Humor ami Nuggets of Truth
for tho Multitude.
?Dogs aro tho greatest wags wo
?Thoro is no suffering equal to (ear,
for it has no limit.
?Not to lovo tho good is a proof
that you are bad.
?Ho who waits to do a great deal of
good at oneo will never do an/.
?Mako your long prayers in private,
and your short ones in public.
?An ounco of oucouragomeot is
worth u pound of fault finding.
?Tho biggest coward in all the
oarth is tho man who is afraid to do
?If you want your lifo to bo a suo>
coss, never bo found opposing the
?Abuse, is one of tho fow things
man cm get without earning or de?
?In 1800 Amorica had moro col logos,
in proportion to population than she
?Tho good workman is like a pair
of shears. Uo shuts up when ho goes
?Do good, and loavocbohlnd you a
monument of good deeds that timo can
no vor destroy.
?Health is a mint that constantly
sends out its golden coin of opportuni
ties and power.
?In escaping from a tire, croop or
crawlialong tho room with your faco
close to the tloor.
?By doing our work properly wo
will not have to perform the samo la
bors tho second time.
?Two wealthy Hebrews of Bagdad
now own all that remains of the an
cient town of Babylon.
?Take it easy. It is no uncommon
thing for people with plenty of "go"
in them to go?to tho bad.
?Sixteen million dollars havo boon
oxpeuded in building houses iu Den
ver within the past six years.
?Your life will never riso any high
er than your belief. If you boliovo
wrong you will behave wrong.
?Carter Lake, Oregon, is boliovod
to bo tho deopest fresh water lako in
America, its depth being 2,000 feet.
?As soon us you lind^that you uro
beginning to squint when you wish to
seo anything dourly, put on glasses.
?A man's character is frequently
trcuted liko a grute?biuckenud all
over first, to come out brighter after
?Biscuit onco meant simply to bako
twice, seu bread being propured for
keeping during long voyages by doublo
?No human heud wus impressed on
coins until after the deuth of Aloxun
der the Great. All imuges boforothut
time were of deities.
? Bible promises uro liko the beams
of the sun, which shine as freely in ut
tho window of the poor man's cottago
as ut the rich man's palace.
?Tho average woman can't holp
wishing thut she knew just whut the
men were suying when u doud silence
fulls us she comes into tho room.
?A certuin doctor usked Diogenes
which ho tlfought wus tho best wuy
to die. " Surely," said he, "you might
have learned thut much from your
?"Is your house n warm ono, land
lord ?" asked ugentlemnn in seurch of
n house. " It ought to be," wus tho
reply ; " tho painter gave it two coats
-,? rm'ta-eJiHt}i*ctif--betarwn- tho uges
of 1 j years and 10 years, were recently
cheeked through from Tipperary Ire
land, tO Chicago without Uli atten
dant, und urrived safely und on sched
?It must bo comforting to u man,
no mutter how ugly or despised ho may
bo, to think he wus once a baby be
loved by a large circlo of relatives and
frlouds. It is u comfort wo would not
?Tho undent .proverb snys : "You
cannot get more out of a bottle than
you put in." That's an error. Besides
what he puts in, ho cun get a headache,
a sick stomach, and perhaps ten duys
in the lockup.
?An eccentric divine ono suid to his
audience: "My bearers, thero is a
grout doul of ordinary work to bo dono
in this world; and, thank the Lord,
thero uro u great muuy ordinary peo
plo to do it."
?"Do you think," ho nskod in bosi
tating ucconts, "that you could learn
to love me V" "Yes," sho replied, cov
ly, "I could learn, but I'm afraid you'll
huvo a good deal of troublo teaching
?Tho richest Amoricun Presidont
wus Georgo Wushington. Ho was
worth, when inauguruted, (350.000
which for those duys wus fabulous
wealth. Ho wus the richest man iu
thocolonios for tho time.
?Drawing toucher?Now this is a
symmetrical figure. Cun unyono toll
mo what symmetry is ? Ah ! thore is
a littlo boy with his bund up. What is
symmetry, my boy ? Sum Murphy?
Fluzc, sor, it do be u place where they
bury dead people.
?It is not the people who shino in
society, but tho people who brighten'
up the buck parlor ; not the peoplo
who uro charming when thoy uro out,
but the people who ure charming whon
they uro In, that uro good to live
Cure for Itattlesnako Bite.
Flouso Und spuee in your columns to
publish this extract from tho Jackson
ville (Fla.) Times-Union. I can certify
to ono euso us to the benelioiul olTectsof""
the remedy. My cow wus bitten by a
pilot or copperhead. Her logs and
head woro swollen very large, but ono
upplicution was enough. 1 dronchod
tho cow one day und you could not toll,
it tho next day only hoY. breast was a |
littlo swollen. A : ll USUKI ,>,.,,
"I send you a recipe, for tho bito of a
rattlesnake that I will warrant to euro
in ninety-nine enses out of every hun
dred. I ha o known it triod for forty
years in Illinois, und huvo used it on
sevorai animals that woro bitten by
rattlosnakos slnco coming to Florida,
and have never known it to fall In n.
single instance. Thoroughly s.mk tho
wound and tho swollen part with puro
hog's lard arid lot tho patient drink
ono-half pint of this melted lurd. In
Hovcro cai-es repeat In half an hour and
give all the sweet milk that patient
can drink. This kills the. poison al
most immediately and tho swelling will
disappear in a ffl v ('ays. A horse or a
cow must bo drenched with a much
larger dose. Hut dogs will oagorly eat
lard and drink milk, even when thoir
heads aro so swollen that thoir oyes
are closed and tho yollow saliva is run
ning f"om thoir mouths. Don't call In
a physician if bitten by a ratMATJ as
tboy aro moro dang^^-'S as fol
snako. Use t1 *'
will warrant aVl* ,,*??" Columbia,
, l 116 p. m.
t sfer, leaves 'Lauren* ^