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STATE JOURNAL., TUESDAY EVENING-, JANUARY 7, 1896.
PRAIRIEJN FIRE. Two Kansas Counties Being Swept by the Flames. Most Serious Conflagration is in Kiowa. VISIBLE AT PUEBLO. Reflection Can be Seen for Hun dreds of Miles. Residents of St. John Are Panic Stricken. Wichita, Ran., Jan. 7. There are probably two counties in Western Kansas covered by fire. About 9 o'clock last night a lurid light was seen in the sky, observable almost simultaneously at Pueblo, Cot, and Wichita, 600 miles apart. It being impossible to see the reflection of the same fire at both points, the supposi tion is that there are two immense prairie fires in Kansas, a distance of about 150 miles apart. The Eagle has reports from ten sta tions which indicate that the largest fire is in Kiown county, and that it is of vast proportions. Haviland is the nearest station to the fire that can be reached, and the agent there says the nearest fringe of the blaze is probably fifteen miles away, but so powerful that a newspaper can be read, almost, by the light in the streets of his town. At St. John, Stafford county, the people are panic stricken, as the fire is sweeping in their direction before a strong wind. The probability is that the fire ex tends over an area of country equal to a county. Many of the farms have been abandoned for years and the fire is' feeding on the rank grass, sun flowers and dead hedges. St. John people think that the loss of property and of lives of man and beast will be appalling. GOLD AND SILVER. Estimates of the Outputs of the Various States. Washtwotok, Jan. 7. The director of the mint has received approximate estimates of the gold and silver pro duct of the United States for 1895, from the mint officers and other agents employed to collect these statistics. The value of the gold and the num ber of fine ounces of silver produced by the several States and territories is estimated to ve been as follows: Jold. Silver. Source, Value. , Fine Ozs. Alaska $ 1,300.000 Arizona 2,07.100 1,OJO.O0 falifornia 1R,6'J0,U)0 1-4.7X) Colorado. 15.0)0,000 2.000.000 Idaho f 2,79,7JO 4,00.000 Michigan 40,000 3",OU0 Montana 4,39.-.7- 14,500,X) Nevada 1,700.000 622. S 0 New Mexico 1,09,0 J 154.7) J Oregon 2,200,000 7,700 South Appalachian Statos 316,200 1,200 South Dakota 4,256,00 82,'.XD Texas I0C.000 Utah 1,35 2 300 8,223,100 Washington 300'OTO 11,. 00 All others 25,000 500 Total 52.6H,900 51.000.00J The director of the mint is of the opinion that the estimate of the gold product of Oregon is 8600,009 too high; of Montana, 8250,000 too high; of South Dakota, 8400.000 too high, and that when the final figures are compiled, the production of gold by the mines of the United States in 1895 will be found to have been from 846,000,000 to N7,00O,OC0. and the silver product about 46.000,000 fine ounces. The product last year was 839.500,000 in gold and 49,500,000 fine ounces of silver. POPULAR RESPONSE SLOW. fhe People Are Mot Yet Clamorous for the New Bonds. Washington, Jan. 7. Up to the time of closing the department yesterday the treasury officials had received only a few telegrams concerning the new loan, and these were not of a character to indicate how the announcement had been received throughout the country. Although the President was con strained to make this a popular loan, s far as possible, by soliciting indi vidual subscriptions, it is understood that neither he nor Mr. Carlisle place any reliance in its success, except through the aid of the syndicate. Outsiders Not Wamted. Washington, Jan. 7. The senate committee on public lands has decided to report favorably all the nomina tions before it, except in cases where a non-resident has been sent to an other state or territory. Two nomi nations of this kind are before the committee, one being William H. An derson of Shelby ville, Ky. , to be reg ister of the land office at Enid. Ok. Another nomination in Oklahoma is oppesed by Delegate Flynn of Okla homa, and was laid over until the next meeting. Oklahoma Statehood Convention. PsRRi, Ok., Jan. 7. The biggest statehood convention that ever met in Oklahoma, will convene at Oklahoma City Wednesday. It seems now that the Democrats have captured the dele gates, and that the convention will pass resolutions favoring single state hood only. There will be nearly &00 delegates present, and a hot fight be tween single and double statehood is anticipated. Ad Inheritance Tax Bill. Washington, Jan. 7. Among the bills and resolutions introduced in the House yesterday was one by Mr. Tracey of Missouri, giving Congress power to levy a graduated inheritance tax on all inheritances and estates whose value exceeds 8100,000. Campos Criticised at Madrid. Madrid, Jan. 7. The military au thorities severely criticize Captain General Campos for his conduct of the campaign, but the government ap pears determined to maintain him in jsoinmand of the forces in the island. VIEWS OF ROTHSCHILDS. What They Think of the Latest United States Bond Issue. Nsw York, Jan. 7. In response to the World's telegram for their views on the bond issue, the Rothschilds re plied as follows: "Last year when there was a finan cial crisis in the United States, we made an offer for a 3 per cent gold loan, and failing. Congress giving the treasury no power to enable such an issue to be made, we undertook with others to place a certain amount ot 4 per cent coin bonds. As you now have done us the honor of asking our opin ion, we must tell you very frankly that in our judgment the severe finan cial situation at present is chiefly caused by the political crisis, and as soon as the American and English governments have satisfactorily settled the questions at issue the financial strain will be considerably relaxed, if it does not altogether disappear. Until this boundary question is ar ranged we do not believe either the European public or capitalists will take many American bonds for invest ment, if any, and we believe that al though a certain number of people on this side of the Atlantic have signified their intention of taking a share in a syndicate to be formed in New York, they have only done so in the belief that at the present moment they would obtain terms which would en able them at once to resell the bonds in America. When the political horizon is quite clear and it is finally established in the minds of all men that the good feeling and understanding which exists in the hearts of the people of England and America is beyond doubt, and is ac knowledged and ratified by the two governments, then will be the time and opportunity for America to apply to the British capitalists. We offer no suggestions how this is to be accom plished. It is for the governments to decide between themselves. All we can say is the good feeling exists among our people on our side, and you, sir, have proved by your patriotic efforts, that it exists on the other side of the Atlantic. N. M. Rothschilds & Son." HALL FOR FREE SILVER. The MIssourian Does Not Believe in the Principle, bnt His District Does. Washington, Jan. 7. When the Senate bill providing for the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the rate of 16 to 1 comes to the House, as is now considered possible, Mr. Hall of the Second district of Missouri will vote for it. He said as much to-day. "I was nominated on a 16 to 1 plat form," he said, "and while I am against the free coinage of silver and have taken the stump in my district against it, I know that the people want it, but my duty to them compels me to say that I shall vote for the silver bill. Then I shall go home and tell them it is wrong in principle. While I would not accept another nomination on a silver platform I am sufficiently aware of my duty to my constituents to vote for the free silver bill when it comes from the Senate." Colonel Jones' Case on Trial. St. Louis, Jan. 7. The trial of the case of Charles H. Jones against Jos eph Pulitzer and the Pulitzer Publish ing Company for the perpetuation of the temporary injunction granted by Judge M. Wood, restraining the defendants from interfering with plaintiff's conduct of the Post-Dispatch was begun to-day. The case involves issues important to corpora tions and upon its outcome depends the future policy of the only daily paper in the city in line with the free silver wing of the Democratic party. Colonel Jones has been on the witness stand all fotenoon. Kansas Will Not Get Royse. Guthrie, Ok! a., Jan. 7. Officers here from Goodland, Kan., with a requisition for Frank Royse for issu ing spurious drafts on New York from the imaginary bank of Jamaica, Iowa, which were cashed by various ban Us, have made a hard fight to get their man, but the government has refused to grant the requisition, as Royse has just been convicted in Enid, Okla., for embezzlement in connection with the failure of his bank there, and sen tenced to three yenrs in the pen. A Shoe Company Quits the Penitentiary. Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 7. The Jefferson Shoe company, which has been doing business id the penitentiary owned by C. M. Henderson of Chicago, will move all its machinery and plant this week to Dixon, 111, where other shoe factories owned by Mr. Hender son are located. The factory has em ployed 200 prisoners for which the State has received tifty cents a day each. A Murderer Confesses. Golden Citt, Mo., Jan. 7. Great excitement prevails in South Green field over the confession of one of three men said to be responsible for the murder of S. L. Purcell, a drug gist of that place, last October. The alleged confession was made to an old farmer by the name of Morris. It implicates very strongly three men named French, Ragsdale and Farring ton, respectively. Tennessee Delegates for Reed. Washington, Jan. 7. Hon. A. M. Hughes returned from his home in Tennessee yesterday. He thinks Speaker Reed will have a large follow ing in the Republican delegation from Tennessee to the St. Louis convention. Tonight If your liver fa wBS ! RjfP3SB5Js out of order, m IM B H Bfsfi 1 causing Bilious- EmaSSslaGjnMHaMBSl nes8 Sick Head YfWgBl stikWaPESl ache, Heartburn vBtStHnflnfiEGnr or Constipation, ESBBSX take a dose of Hood's Pills on retiring, and to morrow your digestive organs will be regulated and you will be bright, active and ready for any kind of work. This has been the experience o2 others; it will be yours if you lake Hood's Pills. 26c. FIRE OOAVANA. Insurgents at the Gates of the Capital. Hundreds of Suburban Families Abandon Their Homes. SPANISH HAVE HOPE. Campos' M$n Claim Havana Cannot be Taken. Insurgents Destroy the Light House at Cabannas. New York, Jan. 7. A special to the Journal from Havana says: The in surgent armies are in sight of Havana, and the firing of muskets and cannon is plainly heard in the eastern suburbs. The trains that can be gotten into the city on the few railroads that have not yet been destroyed by the patriots are loaded with refugees from the sur rounding cities and villages. Hundreds of families in the suburbs and in the city have abandoned their 'homes and are crowding the quay, watching with blanched and eager faces for steamers to take them from the island. All sorts of craft are utilized by the refugees, who offer their last peseta, so long as the own ers are willing to keep them from the shore. The steamers which have cleared to-day are crowded to their utmost capacity with fleeing passen gers. The forces of Gomez and Maceo have practically surrounded Havana. The avenues of communication out of Havana have been cut off, and there is little authentic information as to the movements or intentions of the in surgent commanders. Enough is re ported from points in the province of Piuar Del Rio, however, to show that the insurgent columns have covered a wide territory in that province and are unceasingly destroying the sugar cane and damaging tobacco crops. Loud disclaimers arq being uttered by the authorities that they have any fear for the welfare of the city. It is pointed out that the city is well forti fied, being protected by the strong Fortress Moro, and being garrisoned by the Cubanas Principe, Alares, San ta Clara and Reina troops, with heavy artillery, and bv 20,000 volunteers, with 40,000 more loyal citizens in the take up arms, at command the city willing to With these forces authorities express the opinion with great confidence that it would be impossible for the insur gents to capture the city unless they were provided with siege artillery. It is claimed only small bands of in surgents are engaged in the operations under Gomez, and that they are suc cessful only in small towns. At Cabannas, a seaport town of con siderable importance on the nor'hern coast, the insurgents have destroyed the lighthouse. The destruction of Guira Melena seems to have been com plete. Guira Mclena is an important village of '4,000 inhabitants, situated in a fertile district. The report from there said the insurgents plundered the church, the business houses, the stores and private residences, and then destroyed them entirely. They are also said to have killed the mayor and a prominent merchant of the place. Similar tales come from other towns in the route of the insurgent march. Guara. a small village east of Guira Melena, and west of Guines, was also burned. The zone included in the country about the villages of Quivi can, Durand and San Felippe, in the southern part of the province of Ha vana, has been swept clean by the de structive torch of the insurgents, and the plantations of Salvador, Julia, San Augustin, Santa Teres, Merce ditta, Mora and Mirosa have been burned. Incoming trains from the South are bringing in vast throngs of refugees, men, women and children, some of whom have been burned out of house and home. This large inrfusion of panic-stricken people into the city's population spreads a contagion of alarm, and the force and proximity of the insurrection becomes more real to the mind of Havana every hour. To Consider the Tariff Bill. Washington. Jan. 7. A caucus of Republican Senators will be held to-day at the request of the Republic an members of the committee on finance, to consider the questions which hfeve arisen in connection with the house" tariff bill. The committee is undecided between reporting the bill without amendments and amend ing it so as to make sure of the sup port of certain Senators who have in dicated a disposition to press very strongly for increases. Convict Murders a Convict. Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 7. George Murray, a Jackson county man, serv ing a five year sentence in the peni tentiary for burglary, died yesterday from cuts received by him some days ago at the hands of George Arnold, a St. Louis convict. They were at work in a shoe shop when the cutting oc curred. Forty Horses and Mules Burned. Clay Center, Kan., Jan. 7. At 2:45 yesterday morning fire was discov ered in Beck fe McChesney's livery stables, and was already under such headway that very little was saved. About forty head of mules and horses were burned. Coiean Will Plead Insanity. Fort Scott. Kan., Jan. 7. In the District court here J. R. Coiean, the defaulting cashier of the State bank, of this city, plead not guilty to one charge of embezzlement and two charges of receiving money when the bank was insolvent. His defense will be insanity. The Tammany Ticket Wins. New York., Jan. 7. The open pri maries for the Aldermen ordered by the general committee of Tammany Hall, were held in all of the thirty five districts in this city yesterday. A large vote was polled and scarcely any oppositition was shown to the regular Tammany ticket. SKETCHES BY M. QUAD Speaking at Mr. Tompkins. I bad come out of the Fifth Avennt hotel and turned into Twenty-thirC street when a well dressed middle agec man overtook me and exclaimed: "I beg yonr pardon, but how do yot do, Mr. Tompkins ; how do yon do? i just caught sight of your faoe as yot turned the corner and wasn't quite snr it was yon. And how are things it Akron?" ' "Moving along all right, " I replied as I shook hands with him. "How long have you been in town?' "Oh, a couple of days. " "Here on business, of course? Tox were always a busy man. How's mj brother Dan? You know Dan, of course president of tho First National bank?' "Certainly. Dan is all right and ai hearty as a buck. He said I would bt apt to mn across yon in New York. ' ' "He did, eh?" queried the man, seem ing to be quite surprised. "Are you go ing to remain long?" "Three or four days." "I shall be glad to show yon around a little. I don't think you exactly remem ber me, do yon?" "N-o, not exactly." "I saw yon in Akron often for thret or four years, and I made many pur chases at your store. I think we were introduced by my brother Dan. ' ' "No doubt. Your brother Dan is a keen, sharp fellow, isn't he?" "Yes, pretty sharp, " he replied in a noncommittal way and looked at me very sharply. "Yes, he's a sharp one. The day I left Akron I met him on the street, and he said to me, 'Tompkins, if you meet my brother Bunko down in New York, tickle his chin for me. ' " "He said Bunko, did he?" queried the stranger as he began to draw off. "That's what he said, sir. How is business in your line?' " "You thick yourself a cute one, don't you?" he sneered as he looked me over. "Well, Tompkins of Akron is no spring chicken. Do yon make mistakes of this sort often?" "None of your business." "No, of course not, bnt I just thought I'd inquire, you know. I'll tell your brother Dan I met yon, but that you were off your feed. Good day, Bunko. " I went back to the hotel and found, sure enough, that Tompkins of Akron was registered there. The bunko man had gotten the two of us mixed. He'll Top the Crowd. He entered the car on which I was seated on the Sixth avenue elevated, and after a bit he leaned over and whis pered in my ear : "I'll be hanged if they Liav en 't done it!" "Done what?" I asked. "Got my watch 1" "Who?" "Dnnno. Some f oiler picked it ont of my pocket !" "Well, that's too bad. You ought to have been more careful. Are yon a stranger in the city?" "Yes, perfect stranger. Got here only two hours ago. Say, it's immense, ain't it?" "I don't exactly understand." "Don't you? Waal, I do. " "Do you know what'll happen when I git back home?" "The folks will laugh at yon for los ing your watch. " "Will they? Not as I knows of. Yon jest let me git down alongside the stove in White's grocery and tell the crowd that some feller down here in New York picked that watch offen me and I never felt a touch, and I'll be the biggest man in town fur the next two weeks!" "And if yon lost yonr wallet you'd be a bigger man yet?" - "You bet I would ! Here she is, stickin right outer my pocket, and there's $9 in her, and if somebody'll sneak her out and not let me feel 'em I kin go home and knock the socks off 'n the feller who was clubbed by a policeman and run over by a cable car down here!" Caused by a Boy. The other afternoon a boy of 10 years of age who was crossing Broadway at Murray street fell down and hit his head on the cobblestones. The result was a trifling scalp wound, but the boy burst into tears and sat down on the curb stone. Inside of 60 seconds a crowd of 100 persons bad gathered. In another 60 the crowd blocked the street. "What is it?" yelled one. "Who's been run over now:" "Has a call been sent in for the am bulance?" "That's the third man killed right here." For five minutes the crowd held the fort. The cable cars had to run slow,, the mail wagons and trucks came to a dead stop, and City Hall park was black with people streaming across it to find out what had occurred. I saw a dozen men have their hats knocked off or their heads punched while trying to crowd to the f roijs, and I followed four policemen into the mass, expecting to see nothing less than the mangled remains of three or four persons. When we reached the boy, one of the officers demanded : "Here, what's the matter with you?" "Got hurt," blubbered the lad. "How? Where?" "Fell down and hurt my head." "Is that all? Get along with yon ! Come, now, gentlemen, scatter. Away you go ! Nothing but a boy got a tunk on the cocoanut. " "Oh! Ahi Dm!" exclaimed the crowd, and the next minute Broadway had resumed its normal condition. M. Quad in Detroit Free Press. Sold Again. Mr. Keep Cash Did yon write that man who advertises to show people how to make desserts without milk and have them richer? Mrs. Cash Yes, and sent him the dollar. "What did he reply?" "Use cream. "West Medford Windmill. FOR FREEJILVER. Senate Finance Committee's Substitute for Bond BilL Provides for the Coinage of the Treasury Seigniorage. THE MEASURE IN FULL. Retirement of Bank Notes Under $10 a Feature. Substitute Adopted by a Vote of Eight to Five. Washington, Jan. 7. The senate finance committee has decided to re port as a substitute for the house bond bill the measure agreed upon by the silver majority. The substitute pro vides for the free coinage of silver, for the coining of the seigniorage in the treasury to redeem greenbacks and treasury notes in either gold or silver. The bill will be reported to the senate to-day. The bill is, in full, as follows: Section 1. That from and after the passage of this act, the mints of the United States shall be open to the coinage of silver, and there shall be coined dollars of the weight of il"3 grains troy, of a standard silver, nine tenths fine, as provided by the act of January 18, 1837, and upon the same terms, and subject to the limitations and provisions of law regulating the coinage and legal tender quality of gold, and whenever the said coins herein provided for shail be received into the treasury certificates may be issued thereon in the manner now pro vided by law. Section 2. That the secretary of the treasury shall coin into standard sil ver dollars, as soon as practicable, ac cording to the provisions of Section 1 of this act, from the silver bullion purchased under authority of the act of July 14, 1890, entitled, "An act di recting the purchase of silver bullion and the issue of treasury notes thereon, and for other purposes," that portion of said silver bullion which represents the seigniorage or profit to the government, to-wit, the difference between the cost of the silver pur chased under said act and its coinage value, and said silver dollars, so coined, shall be used in payment of the current expenses of the govern ment; and for the purpose of making the said seigniorage immediately available for use as money, the sec retary of the treasury is hereby au thorized and directed to issue silver certificates against it, as if it were already coined and in the treasury. Section 3. That no national bank note shall be hereafter issued for a denomination less than $10, and all notes of such banks now outstanding of denominations less than that sum shall be, as rapidly as practicable, taken up, redeemed, and canceled, and notes of S10 and larger denominations shall be issued in their stead, under the direction of the comptroller of the currency. Section 4. That the secretary of the treasury shall redeem the United States notes, commonly called green backs, and also treasury notes issued under the provisions of the act of July 14, 1890, when presented for redemp tion, in standard silver dollars, or in gold coin, using for redemption of said notes either gold or silver coins, or both, not at the option of the holder, but exclusively at the option of the government, and said notes, commonly called greenbacks, when so redeemed, shall be reissued as provided by the act of May 31, 1878. The substitute was adopted without discussion, the vote being 8 to a. Senator Walcott was absent but his vote was counted with the bill. The yeas were Voorhees. Harris, Jones of Arkansas, "Vest, White, Walthall, Democrats: Jones of Nevada, Populist and Walcott, Republican. The nays: Morrill, Sherman, Allison, Aidrich and Piatt. The Democrats indicated their will ingness, after the bond bill was dis posed of, to take up the tariff bill, but the Republicans asked for further time in order to submit the tariff to the Re publican caucus. AT JOHANNESBURG. The Whole of the National Reform Com mittee Thrown Into Prison. Cape Town, Jan. 7. Piesident Kru ger has stopped the food supplies into Johannesberg. The whole of the na tional reform committee has been ar rested. Nobody is allowed to enter the Transvaal territory without a passport from Kruger. It is stated that Dr. Leyds, the sec retary of state for the Transvaal, with a secret fund at his disposal, has floated a German colonization company to introduce 5,000 German military settlers into the Transvaal. Teacher Uses a Knife. Skdalia, Mo., Jan. 7. Professor J. ! Li. Green, principal of the Broadway 1 school, and Deputy Constable R. W. j Barnett had a personal encounter in the school building yesterday fore- noon, in which a knife and a revolver played a prominent part. The consta ble was wounded in the abdomen by a knife which the professor used, and the officer was compelled to draw his gun and threaten to use it in order to save his life. The trouble grew out of Principal Green suspending Bar nett's son for alleged cigarette smok ing. Professor Green was arrested, and gave bonds to answer for assault. Breach of Promise Suit. St. Joseph, Mo , Jan. 7. Miss Maud Chase, of Severance, Ivans., has filed a sensational breach of promise suit here against Fred Davis, a wealthy young man of this city. She claims that he promised to marry her eight months ago and places her damages at S . 00. Miss Chase has refused to compromise the suit. BoUn's Shortage la S11S.O0O. Omaha, Neb., Jan. 7. The report of the experts shows that the entire de falcation of ex-City Treasurer Henry Bollu amounts to more than $11,000, NEW WOMAN'S 0FEER. Kate Pelby was in her boudoir, and With her was Lizzie Adams, a friend and confidant. The girls had talked of drives, operas and other occasions of amusement and entertainment until the conversation began to flag, when Lizzie chanced to call to mind a piece of news which she thought might interest her companion: "By the way, Kate, have you heard that Frank Ormsby is about to leave us?" Kate was startled from a thoughtful mood, and a slight catch was perceptible In her breathing. "Dr. Ormsby to leave usf" she said. "Yes, but it does seem so odd to call him doctor," resumed Lizzie, smiling, "an old schoolmate and playfellow. It's a pity he couldn't have more encourage ment here." "And Frank Dr. Ormsby Dr. Orms by will leave usf" "Yes. Ho is going out west. He says ho will seek some resting place where he can grow up with it." "And I suppose he is quite happy in the prospect of the change?" "No, I should say not. On the contra ry, he appears to me to be rather down hearted. I think he finds it hard to sever his connections with the old place." Kate was an heiress, and she was good and beautiful. Kate's own mother died when Kate was only 5 years old, and aft er that tho child was taken in ciiarge by a sister of Captain Pelby who chanced to be a woman of sound sense and judgment. In time Captain Pelby married again. But ho lived not long to bless his second wife. When ho knew that he was dying, he sent for his attorney and dictated his will. He left everything to his daughter, simply providing that his wife should re ceive $1,000 a year during her life. And so at the age of 18 Kate was left the mistress of an ample fortune and mis tress of herself as well, though she defer red to hor stepmother. Mrs. Peter Pelby was very wroth when she learned the na ture of the will, but she did not openly ravo. She resolved that she would mold and fashion Kate after her own will. And then Mrs. Peter had another plan in view. She had a nephew. If she could bring about a union between this nephew and Kate, she would be mistress of the situation. And to this end she worked. Kate was now 20 and was not blind to her stepmother's plans. A society had been organized in Beach haven for the promotion of woman's rights. Of this society Miss Lipwellwas president, and Mrs. Peter Pol by was vice president. Great efforts had been made to induce Kate to join and give it her influence. What a glorious thing if they could gain a portion of her wealth to the sustaining of the cause! Her stepmother gave her no peace. It had come at length that Kate heard nothing at home but praises of the thick skulled nephew and prayers and pe titions in behalf of the Woman's Amelio ration society. But this was not the worst. While Kate was wondering why Dr. Ormsby did not call and see her before leaving town she received from him a note in which he wrote that he would have come to bid her good by, but her stepmother had, in effect, forbidden him the house. On tho evening of that day the society mot at Mrs. Peter Pelby's, and Kate could not well refuse to be present. A great deal was said and done in which she could feel no sort of interest and not a little disgusted her. At length the president addressed tho meeting. "Just look at it!" vociferated the spin ster president. "Behold tho state of deg radation to which woman is reduced! She cannot even select her own husband. Like a thing without judgment or sense like a mere clock, without heart or feeling she must remain in the corner and await the lord of creation, who may come to se lect her! She may love with all her heart, but she must not tell of it. Who has given to man this right of tyranny over the af fections of woman? W'hy should woman be deprived of tho right to tell her own love and assert her claim to a roturning love? If woman would assert her right in this respect and dare to make proffer of her hand whore she had given her heart, there would not be so many ill assorted marriages, so much misery, so much soul scaring cruelty and Infidelity." Vociferous applause followed this ap peal. Thoy all seemed delighted. But upon none had tho words made a deeper impression than upon Kate. Miss IJpwell had made a convert! Ormsby, in tho midst of his arranging and packing for the journey, had suspend ed his labors aiTH taken a seat upon tho sofa in his little office. Ho had como across a morocco case, had opened it and had found within a photograph of Kate. Ho sat with the picture in his hands when there came a gontle rap upon his door, and ho said: "Como in. " Kate Pol by entered, j "Miss Pelby!" She saw how he trembled. She saw the picture that he hold. If there had been a thought of faltering in her purpose, that thought was banished.' "Frank," she said, with the mighty strength of a pure heart and a mighty re solve summoned to- her support, "you must not speak. You must not interrupt me. I have come to tell you something, and I want you to sit down and listen." The young doctor sat down, and Kate took a seat near him. "My dear Frank" What in the world did she mean? He looked the question. "I have become a convert to tho doctrine of woman's rights, and our society has de cided that woman has as much right to offer and ask for blessings as man has. They tell me you are going away, and yet you did not come to see me. You said that my stepmother had forbidden you. She is not my guardian, nor does she own even a place in that house save such as I give to her. Stay, Frank f Don't go! Stay, and I'll offer to you all all" Alas for the new convert ! Thus far in this her first essay, and she broke down entirely and burst into tears. But Dr. Ormsby had heard enough. He drew the weeping girl to his bosom. Groat was the consternation of Mrs. Peter when she learned that ber step daughter was going to bring Frank Orms by to be lord and master of her heart and household, and great was the disappoint ment of the leading members of the so ciety. Mrs. Peter battled until she dis covered that Kate was too strongly in trenched, and then she went away to her brother's homa As for Dr. Ormsby, no sooner had he found a homo and a proprietorship in the Felby mansion than people began to dis cover and acknowledge what an excellent physician be was. Kate blesses the hour in which she be came a convert to the doctrine of woman's right to secure to herself love and joy. Cincinnati Post. HOLIDAY, PRESENTS. This Cut patented. Shows the points where the Silver is Inlaid in the Back of the Bowl and Handle before plating. They are designated as STERLING SILVER INLAID And always bear the trade-mark E. STERLING INLAlp HE. We take pleasure in recommend ing the inlaid goods as the MOST a durable and have also an assort- ment of spoons and forks with extra silver at the wearing points known as sectional plate and Fancy Pieces, made by The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., bridgeport, conn. J THESE J 4 s j Spoons t Are Warranted to 0 f mm 5 WEAR PR YEARS aLU f FOR SALE BY C. H. MORRISON JEWELER AND OPTICIAN, 505 Kansas Avenue ST. DENIS HOTEL, Broadway and 11th Streets ....(Opp. Grace Church) Nev Tort. Rooms $i per Day and Upward. 'I ho most centrally located hotel in the city, conducted on the European plan, at moderate prices. Recently enlarged bv a new and handsome addition that doubles its former capacity. The newdiuing room is one of the ILnest specimens of Colonial Decoration In this country. WIIX1AH TAYLOR. ETopeka and Kansas visitors to Xew York will find thefopeha Daftly State Journal on file in the reading room of the bt. Denis. flERAM fiUL.SE, FLORIST Cor. 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