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J i f - . . Of your Vnk ?o&u..-r. , ! , v in The Clarion. THE TABERNACLE SEHMOX 'THE WOMEN WHO FIGHT THE EAT TLE3 OF LIFE ALONE." j Wiaasa t mm laatoaiwe'ewS Craatla U to A bU la IM liar Ova apcrrtM a i Aahl Mir O-wa itaetljiy The Mn ia It Ml la Valtar. Iiiu LTS, Jan. 8. Tlie Rev. T. Di , Witt Tilmag-, D. D., preached at tin TJna 1 this morning tlie Brat of I eerim of wrrootx to the women of Aiimt if a. w lib .ra-tK J butts f'T mm. Thy ul,-t of this dur-ourae at "Tr Wuown Who Fight tim Hattl of Lif . At am the text was from Pruvtrbi sir, 1: '-Every wine woman Luildeth hci Ikkw. IJr. Talmage nkl: Woman a tui-re adjunct to man, an ap pendix to tbe aauaiine volume, an ap lnnW, a t of hftar'bougbt, sume- Hung thr.n m t j make things even that 1 li heraiy entertained and ira l-liuy aorrai men. This ia evident tc lli"ui: Woman's liolttnillcanoa aa com red to man la evi.li nt to them, Uniw AiLun wim Erst created and then Fve. They il'iti't iad ttj whole story or Owj nml Unit tlia and the beai end tl ha k were created before Adam, an tli.it tin argument drawn from proic- ity ( r Hiitm iniijljt provs that Uie Wf anil ig wer frit-r Uian m.in. o! W'-msin a an iin)iTMlt;nt rwitkin. i. 1 i lrit.ii.l.-I if gh ctK. tfi iivc. alirw, U iralk aUme, act alrjn, think nliw, and fUM tx r Uitlli okxte. TIk Hil aayt it ni g-t for man to be ali mo, luit rw vi-r it.vi it U n (t'J for woman to 1 al. , anil tlie ifiiil fact U Hint nmnr wonwn who arti liumwd ' !' Ill th ITiarrinci) rvlaton would 1 li-i r- 'lv oil u Uwy were Imio. ,o.l niiikea no mixtnk, and the fw-t Oua thrra in au h a largo rnaiurity f wumrn in tliw land proyem that he in titHV'U that mulutudt of them nlxAild go alone. Who art) tljcwj own wJjo, year after Tar, hanif around hott-U and engine haiwa and theatre doom, and come in and out to hothor lnij rU'rka anl menhanta and nwhankn, dwinj? noticing CTcn when thorn ia ,lmty to dof Thoy are mon antiurtl 1'X tl(Oit-H lvo and motrwrn. If tlw Uitmtp u any of our citirt could I taJn-n on this mihjoct you vuuld find that a vo multitude t4 wotnen not only up.rt tht-mw lvps, but maoctdi.-tM. A (p-i-nt k''ii in of mn amount to nothine. and a woman ly marriuKn luanaHed to ri"iyr llHKo lion-nti(:tnwliicjndiil-nre. 1 1 nnn nUiulinx outaide tte luarruire n in wituJ hunilnil thcauand tmi olT than a v.-onian lvlly married a tirido, iiwU a.l of wrc-ath of liUMMitna, miKht more iirfnrly ouncn or rw uim and niirhUlniilo. umU-Hd of the WmIIiiir Murch , aiinrinte tuiw would tie the ImihI Miin h in Kwil, and instead of a bnnqiu-t of confectionrry and km there nilli bo more aptiroprinUily mimul a tnl.lo covered with ails of Bodom, wlm'h are ouumle fair and inmde aahce. Juiny an attractive wontan of Rood atmnd annuo tn other thlngn haa married one of tlwae men to reform hirn. Wliat waa the nnull? Like when a dove notic ing that a vulture w-na rapai-ioua and cruol M-t niiout to rciurin it ami aaid : have a mild diipoaition, and I like peace. and waa brought l In Uie quiet of a dove cote, and I will briiiR tho vulture to tho aaiiH! liking by marrying tiiin." So one day, aft'r the vulture had declared he would rive up his carnivorous liabits and oitixti loniclng fur blood of flixk and herd, at an altar of rock covered with niiiaa and lirlmn the twain were marrieil. ld lieadeil englo oflicinting, tho vul- ' iving: 'Willi all my dominion of sky I thee etidnw, and jromim 'nd claTiih till death do us one dav tlie dove in wiw tho Tulluro buxy at icried: 'Stop tluitt lid you mo tliat you would quit your 4 filthv hahita If T man I. , I "Vht vnlv" y but if t , J.' '"i l Clint hi l "1 . Ill 11,,'f'il 1CU (Hill. 1 , VJ that cornea from 4 dove's marry- in a viiuure 10 reiorm mm," Muny a woman who has had the hand of a young Inebriate offered, but declined it, or who was asked to chain her lifo to a man selfish or of bad temper and re fused the shackles, will bless God throughout all eternity that she escaped Hint enrthly pandemonium. Ill wi. lea all this, in bur country about 1,000,000 men were ancrttU'cd in onr civil war, ami tliat decreed 1,000,000 women to oeliliacr. Bcaidea that, since tlie war several armies of men as large as the Federal and Confederate armies put together have fallen umler malt liquors and diatillnl spirits so full of poisoned in gredients that tho work was dine more rapidly, and the victims fell while yet young. And if ,10,000 men are ilmt roved every year by strong drink before mar riage, thiit makes in tho twenty- three ynrs since tho war 1.150,000 men sluln, and decrees 1,150,000 women to cclilwcy. Take then the fact that so many women are tinlinppy in their marriage, and tho fai t that the slaughter of a,l.0.000 men by war and rum romhincd decides that at leant that number of wemen shall lie unallianced for life, my text comes In with a cheer and a jHitency and appropriateness that I never saw in it before when it savs. "F.very wise woman buildeth her houim," that w, let woman lie her own architect, lay out her own plans, bo her own super visor, achieve her own deetinv. In addretwing tneae who w ill have to tht the twttle of lifo alone I congratu late you on your nsppy escajie. lujolce lorover inai vou win not have to navi gate Uie laulLi of Uie .other sex, when you have faults enough of your own. Think of the tairenvenieutN ymi avoid, of tho risk of unawiimiluted temper which you will not have to run, of cares you w ill never have to carry, and of the op portunity of outside usefulness from whU-h marital life wiiukl have iwrtially delnrred you, and tliat you are free to go and coiae as one who haa the respon sibilffies f a household can seldom lie. lie! rum not given you a linni io as compared with your tistera. When ynung women shall lister. When 3 i male up their mi V, t niawuluie coinpon V Sity in order to haf V a strong pnJmbi inds at the start that kinship ia not a neces- happincss, and that then Uty that they will have to fight the Iwtllo of life alone, tliey will be ExJJjst the timber ready for tlieir own firtiiXThnd their saw and ax and plans aliarpcncd for its construction, since "Every wise woman buildeth her bouse.'" As no bov ought to be brought up without learning some business at which he could enm a livelihood, so no girl ought to be brought up without learning the science of self support. The uith rultv is that many a family go sailing on the high tides of success, and the hus band and father depends on his own health and acumen for the welfare of his household, but one day he gets his feet wet, and in three days pneumonia has closed his life, and the daughters are turned out on a cold world to earn bread. and there is nothing practical that they ran do. The friends of the family come tn ana noia consultation. Hjiva music lessons, "says an outsider. ea, it is a useful calling, and if you have great genius for it go on in that direction, iuit there axe enough music teachers now starving to death in all our towns anil cities to occupy all Uie piano tools ana solas and chairs and front door steps of the city. Ikwi, la that, tlie daugh ter has been playing only for amusement, and is only at the foot of the ladJer, to Uie t of which a great multitude of masters on piano and harp and flute and organ nave rhnioed. 'Put the bereft daughters as sales women in stores, " savs another adviser. But there they tnu compete with sales men of fewig experience or with men who have, sorred an apprenticeship in com merce, and who began as shop boys at 10 years of age. Some kind hearted dry gtnaia man having known the father. now gone, aars: "We are not in need of any more help just now, but nd your daughter to my store and I will do as well by them aa poemU". Very soon tlx que! mn comes up. Why do rnt Uie fenui.e emiJuves of t.'uit estaWihmnt gr aa mil. h aa Uie male tm .r? Y.w tn m reajawi, in mary lv n.iif Htio-e I- 'i l tf: it i- i-i t r, w . liM nittli .n (nun n e ' U put m . 4 t-'eT V i i; t;e 1 ui- .) Febraarr IS, 1807 How is tbia evil to be ctrrtlf Start cWr rawk in tle homextend an l teach your daii-htTs tlmt life is an earnest thing, and tliat there ia a puau)iity, if not a strung firolabiliir, timt they wiU have to fu-lit Uie batik of hfe alooe. Let evry fattier and inmher aay to their daughters; ' Now, wluit would vou do fur a livtrlihood if what I now own were re away by financuU diaffter, or old ' age or doth should end my career?" Well, I could paint on pottery and (k sin h deoiTHtiva wwk." Yes, tliat is beautiful, and if you have renins for it go on in tliat direction. But there are enough buxy at that now to make a line tit hard are from liere to the Kat river and aero tlie bruli "Well, I culd make recitations in rihlic and earn my living as a dramatist, could rendT 'rng Lfsu-" er 'Macbeth till your hair would rise on end. or give yon "Wieriilan's Iiiile" or Djekens' Tickwick.'" Yes, tliat ia a beautiful art; but ever and anon, as now, there is an ejiiilemic of dramatization tliat makes hnndreila of bouaeholla nervous with tlie crwn and shrieks and grorins of young traipliandving in the fifth act, and the trouble is tliat while your friemla would like to hear you, and really think that you could surpaw IiiHtori and Charlotte C'uahuian and Fanny Ki mble of the pact, to say nothing of the pcenent, you could not, in the way of living, in ten years tarn tc.i cert Mv ail vice to all girls and alt Humor- rU-d women, whether in affluent homes or in homes where most stringent econo- m are grinding, to learn to do some kind of work that the vroii.i must have while the world stands. 1 iy g'-id to see marvelous cliange for ti.Vrf '.r, and that women havo found oii'Xj'f there sro bundmls of practical tliTvs that a wonuin can do fur a living if alio begin loon enough, and that men have been comin lled to admit it. You and I can remember when the majority of occupa tions were thought inappropriate for women, but our civil war came and the bouts of men went forth from north ami south, and to conduct the butiincw of our cities during the patriotic beence, women wero demanded by the tens of thousands to tiko tho vacant places, and multitudes of women who hod lieen hitherto supported by fathers nd brothers and sons, wero compelled from tliat tune to take cure of themselves. From that time a mighty change took place, favorable to female employment Among the occupations appropriate tar woman 1 place the following, into many f w inch she has already entered, and all the others Me will enter (stenography, and you may find her at nearly all tlie reportoriul stands in our (durational, political and religious meet ings. havings hanks, tho work clean and honorable, ud who so great a right to toil there, fur a woman founded tho first laving bank, Mrs. l'riscula Wakefield? Copyixts, and there is hardly a pro- fefltiional man that does not need the ser vice of her penmanship, and, as amanu Minis, many of the greutest books of our Say have been dictated for her writing. There they are as florists and confec tioners and music teachers and stationers snd bookkeejiers, for which they are specially i"aliliea by patience and accur cy, and Wood engraving, in which the Cooper institute has turned out so many quali fied, and Telegraphy, for which she is specially prepared, as thousands of the telegraphic oiiiees would testify. I'hotography, and in neiirly all our establishments they may be found there fit cheerful work. As workers in ivory ond gutta percha and guui elastic and tortoise Kliell and gilding and m dicmic" in porcelain, in teriavutio, in cuiirmut f. land.0 "'"'-yiTr As keepers of luce mini, M iney imu llio 1 l-n.. .jiiUV to do as brave a thing with ir. ! boat as did Ida Lewis ond Ornco iAJluig. As proofreaders, as translator, as moilelers, as designers, as draughtswo men, sh lithographers, as teachers in ahools and seminaries, for which tlicy are especially endowed, the funt teacher of every child, by divine arrangement, icing a woman. As physicians, having graduated after regular course of study from the female colleges of our large cities, where they get as scientific and thorough preparation as any doctors ever had, and go forth to a work which no one but women could so appropriately or delicately do. On the lecturing platform, for vou know the brilliant success of Mrs. Liver- more and Mrs. Ilallowell and Mrs. Wil lard anil Mrs. Ithrop. As physiological lecturers to their own sex, fur which service thero is a demand appalling and terrific. As preachers of the Gospel, and all tlie protests of ecclesiastical courts cannot hinder them, for they have a pathos and power in their religious utterances that men can never reach. Witness all those who hove heard their mother pray, U, young women of America! as manv of you will have to fight your own bat- ties alone, uo not wait until you are flung of disaster, and your father is dead and all the resources of your family have been scattered; but now, while in a good nouse and environed hv all prosperities. learn how to do some kind of work that tlie world must have as long as the world stanus. turn your attenUon from Uio embroidery of fine slippers, of which tliere -in a surplus, and make a useful shoe. Expend Uie tirno in which you adorn a cigar case in learning how to make a good, honest loaf of bread. Turn your attention from tho making of flimsy nothing to the manufacturing of irn ponant somethings. Much of the time spent in young ladies' seminaries in studying what are called Uie "higher branches'' might bettor be expended in teaching them something ny wuk.11 tney coujil support themselves. If you are going to be teachers, or if you nave so mucn assured wealth that you can always aweu in those high regions, trigonometry of course, metaphysics of course, Latin and Greek, and German and French and Italian of course, and hundred other things, of course, but if you are not expecting to teach, and your wealth is not etablisried beyond misfortune, after you have learned the ordinary branches, take hold of that kind of study tliat will pay in dollars and cents tn case you are thrown on your own re sources. Learn to do something better than anvbody else, tiuv lrgmia 1 en ny s book entitled, The Employments of Women," and learn there are five hundred ways in which a woman may earn a living. . Nix No!' says some roung woman, I will not undertake anything so unro maiitic and commonplace as that. An excellent author writes that after he had, in a Dooc, argued I t emciency in womanly work in order to success, and positive apprenticeship I v wav of prepara tion,- a prominent cltcniist advertised that be would teach a class of women to become druggists and apothecaries U-y would go through an apprenticeship men uo, ami a printer advertised that be would take a class of women to learn Uie printer's trade if they would go through an npprentieesliip as men do, and how many, according to the account of the authoress, do you suppose applied to be- oome skilled in the druggist business and printing busfness? otone! One young woman said she would be willing to trv the printing business for six months, but by that time her older sister would bo married, and Uien her mother would want her at home. My sisters, it will be killed womanly labor that will finally triumph. -rsui, you asfc. "what would mv father and mother say if they saw I was doing sm h umxslmmalile weekt Throw uie h ilo retponsi'nl ty cnon Uie pastor of the lirootlvn T iU-i Tisi..it who is con- st.uitiv hean;. nf t.hit-t women m ad li5 1 Aim s 1. -I t t , ir r T1T 11M1II'-I nditi fcir the i .! h' t iTi . I.K'h tlll-V .t 1. mi i .pi Ui i',tl( . 1 A tV- I i r t i . - n 11. 1:1 EMTAULINIIED a earn oruy naif enough for subsist ence, the daughters of once prosper- merchanu, lawyera, ckrgrmen. artists, bankers and capitalists, who brought np their children under th in femal delusion that it was not hk-h toned for women to learn a profitable calling. Young women, take this aSair in your own hands and let there be aa insurrection in all pmsperous families In Urookiyn and New York and Christen dom on tlie jt of Ue daughters of this day, dVmar.iiing knowledge in occvpa Uons and styles of business by which they may be their own defense and their own support if all fatherly and husbandly and brotlierly hands forever fail them. I have seen two sad sights the one a woman in all the glory of her young Ufa stricken by disease, and in a week life less in a home of which she bad been the pride. As her hands were folded over the still heart and her eyes cloned for the bat slumber, and she was taken out amid the lamentations of kindred and friends; I thought that was a sadness immeasura ble. Kut I have seen something com pared with which that scene was bright and songful. It was a young woman who had been alt her days amid wealthy sur roundings by the visit of death and bank ruptcy to the housebcid turned out on a cold world w ithout one lesson alout how to get fond or shelhT, and into the awful whirlpool of city 1 fe whete strong ships Lave g'.ne down, and for twenty years not one word baa been beard from her. Vessels last week went out on Uie At lantic ocean looking for a shipwrecked craft that was Wt alone and forsaken on the sea a few weeks ago with Uie idea of bringing it into port. But who shall over bring again into Uie harbor of peace and hope and heaven that lost womanly immortal, driven in what tempest, aflame in what conflagration, sinking into what abyss? O God, help! O Christ, rescue! 3Iy sisters, give not your time to learn ing fancy work which the world may dmiiense with when hard times come, but connect your skill with the indis- pensables or life. The world will always want something to wear and something to cat and shelter and fuel for the body, and knowledge for the mind, and reli gion for tlie soul. And all Uiese things will continue to be tlie necessaries, and if you fasten your energies uiion occupa tions and professions Uius related Uie world will lie unablo to do without you. Remember that in proportion as you are ikillf ul in anything your rivalries become less. For unskilled toil, women by ths million. But you Tali f rise to where there are onlv a thousand; and still higher until there are only a hundred and still higher till there are only ten. and still higher in some particular di partment till there is only a unit and that yourself. For a while you may keep wages and a place through the kindly sympathies of an employer, but you will eventually get no more compensation than you con make yourself worth. Let me say to all women who have already entered upon the battle of life, that tho time is coming when woman shall not only get as much salary and wages aa men get, but for certain styles tt employment women will have higher salary and more wages for the reason that for some styles of work they have more adaptation. But this justice will come to woman not through any senti ment of gallantry, not because woman is physically weaker than man and there fore ought to have mora consideration shown her, but because through her finer natural taste and more grace of manner and quicker perception and more delicate touch and more educated adroitness she will in certain callings be to her employer worth 10 per cent, more, or 20 per cent. more, than the other sex. She will not get it by asking for it, but by earning it, and it tsball be her s bv lawful conquest. Now, men of America, be fair and wok and hence harm your Fx-memlier tliat thero are score, ,.f rt'h",,,.f sands of men doing women's work. not be afraid! God knows the and frames we Deginnmg and he knows how many - people this world can feed and shelter, and when it gets too full be will end Uie world and if need be start another. God will halt the InvenUve faculty, which. by producing a machine that will do the work of ten or twenty or a hundred men and women, will leave at number of people without worK. l nope that there will not be in vented another sewing machine, or reap ing machine, or corn thresher, or any other new machine for tho next 500 years. We want no more wooden hands, and iron hands, and steel hands, and electric hands substituted for men and women who would otherwise do Uie work and get the pay and earn tho live lihood. But God will arrantre all. and all we have to do is to do our best and trust him for tho rest. Let me cheer all women fighting the battle of life alone, with Uie fact that thousands of women havo in that way won the day. Mary Lyon, founder of Mount Ilolyoke female cuiiuary, fought the battle alone; Ade laide, Newton, the tract distributor, alone; t idelia t isfc, the consecrated missionary. alone; Dorothea Dix, the angel of tlie insane asylums, alone; Caroline Her achel, the indispensable re-enforcement of her brother, alone; Maria Takrzewska, the heroine of the Berlin hospital, alone; Helen Chalmers, patron of sewing schools for tlie poor of Edinburgh, alone. And thousands and tens of thousands of women of whose bravery and self sacri fice and glory of character the world has made no record, but whose deeds are in the heavenly archives of martyrs who fought Uie battle alone, and, though un recognized for the short thirty or fifty or eighty years of their earthly existence, shall through the qumtilUon ages of the higher world be pointed out with the admiring cry, ' 'These are they who came out of great tribulation and had their robes washed and made white in Uie Wood of the Lamb." Let me also say for the encouragement of all women fighting Uie battle of life alone, that their conflict will soon end. There is one word written over the face of many of them, and that word is De spair. My sister, you need appeal to that Christ who comforted Uie sisters of Beth any in tlieir domestic .trouble, and who in lua last hours forgot all the pangs of his own hands and feet and heart as he looked into the face of maternal anguish and called a friend a attention to it, in substance saying: "John, I cannot take care of her any longer. Do for her as I would have done if I had lived. Behold thy mother!'' If under Uie pressure of unrewarded and unappreciated work your hair is wb -emngand Uie wrinkles come. rejoice that you are n earing the boor of escape from your very last fatigue, and may your departure be as pleasant that of Isabella Graham, who closed her life with a smile and the word "peace. The daughter of a regiment in any army is all surrounded by bayonets of defense. and, in the battle, whoever falls, she is kept safe. And you are the daughter of tlie regiment commanded by Uie Lord of Hosts. After all you are not fighting Uie battle of life alone. All heaven is on your side. You will be wise to ap propriate to yourself the words of sacred rhythm: One who haa knows la storms to sail I bava ob boerd: Above toe roaring of the pie I brar my lnl. Be holds me; wbea the billows smile I shall tot taiL It short, tia aharp: it fcttg, tSs light; Bel A buzx saw broke while running at a hish rate of speed in CorvaDis, Ore., the other day, and a piece striking William Buchanan in the arm just below the shoulder cut it oil so quickly and easily that he didn't know that be was hurt until lie saw his arm Ivins at his feet. Then be cbped tlie bleeding stump and ran to a m-ichrninna: iiotis. live An corn (rotit swu to no raiseil in .rf n n T'-is. A f! -i tf t -t l . ,-ir n c- 1 I Jackson, Mississippi, January riiTTIT-fi rvtf'Tr Vl-Juil V10.U II At 0 kWUki.S TO TEX LAST LITTIX rBOM- 9 Hon. aTefTes-aiota Iawi. Bbookbayex, Miss., Dec 21, 1S37. EnrrjECiaaios-: Returning yester- ay from an absence of six weeks in the tale of Arkansas, I have the oppor tunity of reading the letter of Hon. Jileron Davis in your issue of Novem ber 23d. If space can be accorded, I will ask ths privilege of respectful reply. It is to be regretted that the vener able statesman quite ignore the great ublie question at issue, ana, Becoming angtred rives expression to wrathful words and petulant personal i ties. igo tisoo, vaia cenceit " and similar terms he freely applies, and throughout the com munication evidences painful sense of exasperation. -And even these were but the suppression of anger as is seen from the following: "Consideration for Uie office he holds, and veneration for ths church of which be is a dignitary, restrains me from further characteriza tion e his pretensions." Such a spirit weakens rather than strengthens argu ment. I have no harsh words to use in reply, and entertain only the highest veneration for the historic end honored gentleman. The terms of personal kindness employed in former letters are not withdrawn, albeit they are resented and characterized as "hollow commenda tion." and as "the garlands with which in olden time a sacrificial oSering was decorated." The cause of moral reform too important and argent to be obscured by irrelevant issues, and too sacred to be freighted with mere personal controversy. While willing and ready to discuss the principle involved, l must be excused from bandying epithets an exercise as useless as it la unbecom ing. Bui if the earnest, honest advo cacy of the principle ana policy oi prohibition subjects me to the charge of eeotism " "vain conceit. " etc. l can not. per lorce. promise aoeutmeni oi t ffoit or the surrender of my convictions. Believing that the suppressor of the liquor traffic will arrest intemperance with ail its attendant evils, ana mereoy prove the greatest possible boon to sufirrina- humanity, I shall continue to toil and pray for that end, tnougn ray bumble labors may be characterized as "pretensions" and my public utterances aa "harangues." It will be sufficient reward if 1 can snare in lilting tne shadows from a single home, and ti-anksto the Lord of the harvest, the bleesed atsurance U not wanting. Mr. Davis reviews tne origin of the controversy between us in order to con vict me of an unwarrantaa ana severe attack" upon him. In"y first letter the full text of that part or rnvaauress he objtcts to, together with our entire correspondence, was published, to which I . 1 I :.. l A I, will ih.r. V.A I seen that my only offense, or "vain con ceit," if he prefers, was m presuming to refer respectfully to his Texas letter and in lamenting the use or abuse of his great name by the whisky men. Special objection was taken to the statement that his words had "become ths shib boleth of tbeysaloona." That' wj.s a ouestionoT fast. When asked, there fore, for the SaeBsee in his letter justi fying such a remark, I replied by giving--' the evidence to support the utteranft Whether justly or unjustly his wo;, were emblazoned on banners and trp parencies at -anti prohibition meetX and repeated gStly by saloon men over Texas. Mr.TJiivis replied that was not responsible for the utterances i,r ,n)i mon T Hiit' not so state. My L 1 . mnA i thai. hiH worn I 'I ... ... l.i 1.11.U..11 t should nave oecon L"e suiuuuwm ui , the saloons. nif I J have. His ex I?-. ' ;'.. ' -4.-tit in. vrdom. la1-,. ...... IW oiie i responsioiiir? for the Its of his acts and utterances, a Attn text-book on law has this to say: Zvery man is presumed to intend the natural, necessary, and ev4n probable consequences of an act which he inten tionally performs." In face", of that maxim of law and common sense, it is idle for Mr. Davis to complain of mis representation and insist . tiiat he bas uttered nc sentiment in favor of the "liquor traffic." Be wrote a carefully worded letter against the proposed con stitutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in Texas and, in his "open letter" tome, inveighed againgt the progress of prohibition in the following vigorous phrsse: "To me it seems the plain duty of every citizen who loves the liberty our sires bequeathed to us to check thtttcheme before it acquires dangerous proportions." - His letters have become popular anti-prohibition campaign docu ments and seem to bave greatly cheered the hearts of whisky meu everywhere. 1 forbear to reproduce in this connec tion certain widely published utterances and offerings of brewers and liquor dealers recently at Macon, Ga. It must be annoying even to disgust, to tne refined, cultured, pious and almost peerless gentleman and statesmen to be applauded by that class of men "in nonor oi ms anu-proniDiuon leiier. But these facts painfully justify the statement to which such serious, if not supercilious, objection is made. In bis last letter Mr. Davis evidences more pronounced anti-prohibition sym pathies tbsn heretofore. I had thought and hoped otherwise. Certainly exas perated feeling must t.avo betrayed mm into exlravagant expression. Anaimsd verting upon the cause of moral reform, he paraphrases the historic ex pression of Madame Koland ana ex claims. "Oh! prohibition, sometimes called moral reforrr what crimes are committed in thy name!" He denies the effectiveness of prohibitory laws and asserts that their "potentiality for good ia most visible from afar." It is signifi cant, after that statement, that he should quote a Washington paper, and it the organ of the Brewers Congress, to prove the failure of prohibition in Maine, ana a Chicago paper to support his position as to Iowa. Why not take the testimony of those on the ground those who havo opportunity, and whose onty re quires them ,to ascertain the facts? Gov. Bodwell, of Maine-, wbo died a few days ago, in bis annual address in January Ibsi, said: "the law has been oi im measurable value in reducing the liquor traffic, and bas correspondingly in creased the wealth of the State by increasing the sobriety of the people and saving the fruits of industry. The experience of Maine for the last thirty years abundantly usuries the adoption of the prohibition system." An ab'e and exhaustive article in the October number of the North American Review bv a ioumalist of international fame, gives facts gathered from personal obser vation and diligent study, ana in addi tion to other good results mentioned, makes this grand statement: "Prohibitum in Maine sate the youth of Maine.'' like opinions, and as clearly expressed, were given several years ago by Hons. Han nibal .Hamlin, James G. Blaine, Wm. P. Fry, Eugene Hale and others, all citizens of the State and intimately acquainted with its personal and politi cal history. As to Iowa. " tie present Governor of that State, Hon, Wm. Larrabee, in a letter, - written April ISsi, says: "la eighty out of ninety-nine counties of the btate, prohibition is cntorced, and in the remaining nineteen counties it is narti&Hv enforced. That no cronertv has been depreciated by its enforcement, aa saloons snake room lor better and more legitimate business. That the enforcement of the law has had no noticeable eject upon the people beyond causics a removal from the Mate c: some mcurat'ie c:rnses and perks r iueursHe eorturoor. J ue e ects f pr . i ' - . '.;s- far - 1 t' t c.f ' - i v. are dec? - - y l- r i'. ' ' '.-,.. .;n A. Msrf..-..t-i f . it,. JU : A R suLtnng were once familiar guests, pieoty, happiness aad eouV'feot now abide." And ia a ns- -" it letter after rivinc a vst array if teiiin flrures. the Go.-"ner fartSar aars: "The most wonder: -i eIfroaperity, of material, moral and iii'eUactD&l development, of groVta in t--antr cities, and towns, ever witnessed li the American continent, has bea iKu-Zra- i in Kansas d temperance amendment to onr Ixtf'inti tion was adop'.yd, and especially co ring the last two years, the period of its most energetic and complete enforce ment," During the month of October I spent a week in Kansas, talked with citizens from diiferent parts of the State, and especially with one Jude w'hwe district embraces six or seven counties. and found practically butonesenurjieBt, ana that in anquaiiued support ol the law. But w need not look Devon f our own btate of Mississippi to dusover prohibition's "potentiality for gpod." The published utterances of let rned judges now oa the benca, and of kjling citizens in various prohibition fj'waa mil cuuiiiicn, are an riiKjuent anil ? vincing - response to tlie pass inate paraphrase of Madame Boland. t I Mr. Davis enlarges somewhat . wJne doctrine of local option, he is willing constitutionally to accept;" but utterly f;i. i....u:..'i.... . i.:- 1 ; in 4ti Trj-iiu..ijfi ttw,, i-is i-jv-icai lrtcon sistencies. Una wlio ucuies tue prib'iyU of prohibition, but accepts ""conlitu- tionaiiy" the jjrinciplt of local optica, is involved: in dilemma from ihich rhetorical vagueness will not ex'.ricate him. v herein ths pnnc.pies ditler is not intimated, and as to how tut two positions are to be reconciled, there is ominous silence. It wilt be remembered that when I pointed out the logical infelicity of applying the principle of local option to a county but denying it to a btate, Mr., Davis objeetei to its application to counties as aach.t and insisted that be would only accept the doctrine when "confined to narrow limits" and sustained by a "sufficient majority" that would "prevent agitation for reversal of the decision by another election." And now after this definition has been subjected to a little analysis and the impossibility of formulating it into a practicable statute demonstrated, he explains, in his last letter, the reference to "auother election," by saying that he means "another election Ufert he vtuai rtcurriny period." That certainly is a remarkable addendum. Whoever heard of a lo-.al option law that did not fix a period within which another election could not occnrT It would be a rare statate indeed that provides for an election to day and for "reversal of the decision by another election" to morrow. Such a suggestion would be a legislative anachronism and anomaly. But if "local option". within "narrow limits" and adopted by "sufficient n, ci I v" ran l,A "ll iTl lt 1 1 ,1 1 iilTlf, 1 : f maiontv tan be . constitutionally accepted, y not apply the doctri'Xlf a S-uteT territory becloud Is tBcje anythmav, to nuliif th its consix,',, Davis should be United Stairs people ofjry anythirr' there ' c uiied Stales, ai.s by the decisions of t before arid since tLef .. Fourteenth Amendment. w liedi discussing at some lenuh the i1 ucith the State, applies the rincioj itdun ciated to the manufacture , J he of liquor, as follows: ' f. "There is here no justifio," r hold iug tbat the btate, uncle- thit' &a mere ly of police regulatiorisria aim iCg to de prive the citizen of bis constitutional rights; for we cannot shut out of view the fact, within the knowledge of all, that the . public health, the public morals, and the public safety, may be endangered by the general use of intoxi cating drinks, nor can we ignore the fact, established by statistics accessible to every one, that the disorder, pauper ism, and crime prevalent in the country are, in large measure, directly traceable to tne evil. ' The other case before the court in volved the question ot compensation to brewers and distillers for the loss of their property by prohibitory laws, on appeal from the famous decision oi Judge Brewer. On that question the court says: A prohibition simply upon the nse of property for specific purposes tbat are declared by valid legislation to be injurious to the health, morals or safety of the community, cannot, in any just sense, be deemed a taking of property for the public benefi.." Itiui the whole ground is covered and the principles of prohibition clearly us tained and reafFrmed at every point. It is not too much to say, with a well- known law-writer, that this is probably the most important decision ever ren dered by the august tribunal from which it emanated. The following paragraphs from a discriminating edi torial in the Central Law Journal indi cate bow the decision is regarded by the legal profession : "It settles for all time every material legal question connected with the most burning moral, social, political and politico-economical issue. which is now before the American peo ple or likely to come before them for generations. It clears away all legal impediments to a full .decision and plenary action oa the subject of prohi bition, and allows the great reform to go aa broadly before the people as its most ardent advocates could desire. Indeed, the positions assumed by the Supreme Court of the United States are as sweeping and conclusive as the most ardent and active prohibitionist eonld possibly desire; they leave no lenal foothold upon which an opponent of prohi bitum eouia mate a nana, ins question thus becomes purely a matter of public policy and expediency. And whenever that question is prieented and decided in any State, it matters not which way the decision may he, no one can hare a right to complain that his legal or con stitutional rights have been infringed, or his personal interests unjustly a See ted." The time has passed, there fore, never to return, for well-informed enemies of prohibition to ring the changes on sacrificing personal liberty and "substituting force for free-aill." The highest judicial tribunal in the land haa opened the "wooden horse,1 aad instead if finding "a disguised enemy to State sovereignty' has dia- coversd only the panoplied and patriotic defenders of that ancient doctrine and the real "guardians of individual liberty." - , Mr. Davis returns araia to the ques- -ir.!-..-!!..! V : i uon oi I auier niiisew Having expressed any sentiment m rstor ot prohibition dauots the accuracy of my statement, and asserts that he will, "until it vtrified, continue to doubt the authority of tbe seeaimg quotations." I pub lished the toilowicg as having been written by I ather Mathew in the even ing of his life: "The principle of prohi biten seems to be the only safe an sare renedy lor the evils ol intemper ance. This opinion has been srrengih eDei!,i coccrmed ly tl.e h.-.rd loar of more t&sn twer'v years ia the tem-T-., -e ei" , & rr a I, it 1- i - . ' "i, b -si ii, 1888. rSfv dear friend: The question of pro- bibiting the nse tif ardent spirits and the many other intoxicating drinks which are to be found in oar unhappy ! country is cot new to me. Ths princi ple of Prohibition seems to me the only safe and certain remedy for the evils oi ! intemperance. This opinion has beer ' strengthened by the hard labor of more than twenty years in the temperance cause. 1 rejoice in the welcome intelli-l trnce of the formation of a Maine Law AO.-nee, wh eh 1 trust will be the means, under God, of destroying the fruitful ource of crime and pauperism. Allow me to manic you lor your earnest, active and indefatigable labors in this great movement." . lhe letter waa republished in the Catholic Temperance Advocate in 1&64 nd appeared again in 'The Voice, of New York, Nov. 19th, l&s,: I first saw a reference to it in 1SS1 oh page 87 of the Princeton - Review, in one of the ablest, calmest, tnost statesmanlike con tributions to the liquor question that has appeared in the entire history of the discussion. Oa page 250 of the Quar terly Review of the Methodist Episcopal Church Sooth, for laS3. the letter of Father Mathew Is quoted by the Hon. Walter B. Hill, of Georeia. - That it as written by tba great temperance vtor there is no reason to doubt. Aii2'her distinguished leaders of the CathoiikM'Barca share his' views.- with out abatong ettort in the line of moral suasion, t ey would also invoke the strong an of civil power to destroy the source oi he evil. Cardinal Manning, I Primate of his church in the preset England, in public address a few years ago, spoke th thrilling eloquence follows "I impeach liquor traffic of high crime and misdemeanor against the commonwealth, and I ask you, in the name of common sense and common justice, can you., withhold from those entrusted with the hieh responsibility of the ballot 'the power of applying their votes in tne torjn of a veto when it is proposed, without consulting them , tn nut in tha nwiA of them these r;' for the sale of iatoxfr e ;" V ' s It is meremj put down drunkenne religious means, wheit iacuitates tne muiupii, menu to iatemperancjf Yon might as well calif captain of a sinking' 'V hy don't you punv1 when you arescuttliil direcUou." f Rt. Rev. John I Minnesota, one of influential Bisho'f America, bas spj tiveness iid pa ' Is tbA ..,.-' 'e hereatter over 1 u 'v V-.rft7j'!-f Uishop, Gen. Polk. Did eff., '-id vain con ceit ever rise to more "ludicrous" height?" Let us look at the facts, and it will be seen that I did not even- hint at a comparison of myself with the dis tinguished and lamented Bishop, and claimed no "pre-eminenoe" oyer him or any one else. In his "open lttter" of Sept. 15th, Mr. Davis charged me with having " iell the pulpit and Bible to mount tbe politioal rostrum. 1 replied by reproducing the deliverances of the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Chureh South, and an extract from the Bishop's address, all affirming the only "higher law of prohibitionism baveever advocated, to show tbat I was in entire accord with my Church. It was, therefore, seen that his charge must include that great evangelical Church of ahroh I am only one of its more than a million- members. And then to expose hie incomitiency in refer ence to preachers and politics so-called, reminded him that be tendered Bishop Polk a Major General's commission, and invited mm to leave nis diocese and become a leader of battalions armed with carnal weapons. . It was a compar ison, not of two men, but of two very irreconcilable act of the tame man. In tbe one case he censured a minuter of the gospel for preaching moral reform, and in the other applauded an eloquent and honored clergyman in taking up tbe sword, assuring him that he could best serve tbe country in tue army." I made no reference to Bishop Polk's well-known military achievements and raised no question as to the propriety of his' exchanging tbe shepherd's crook for a soldier's blade of steeL ; Aa his char acter, virtues and abilities were not mentioned, and therefore pot compared with any one living or dead, it was im possible that I should even think of, mucn less claim, . pre-eminence over the soldier Bishop. Tbe reader is left to judge on what grounds the charge of "egotism and vain conceit" can be im agined, not to say lustihed. In this connection I wish to correct statement of fact, which, of course, Mr. l'avia win De glad to accept. 1 racing the comparison considered above, he says: "Bishop Gall6e?ay of the Metho dist Church south, attended a public meeting in bis neighborhood, the object ot wuicn was, aa tar as appears to tbe public, to promote the election of "pro hibition" candidates for the Legislature. The meeting held in Brookbaven, Misa, Aug. 10th, lh&7, was an anniversary celebration of the local option victory in Lincoln county, was attended largely by ladies and gentlemen, representative citizens ol the county, was entirely non partisan, and was addressed by Judge J B. Chiisman, Rev. J. R. Fariah and myself, without a single reference en the part of anybody to any "prohibi tion" or other candidates, for the Legis latu re or for anything else. If any human being considers me capable of entertaining such a sentiment as Mr Davis intimates in what be calls my "unsympathetic angary" as to tbe close of his life, an assurance to the contrary would amoant to nothing. 2io further reference thereto is necessary. - Believing most -profoundly in the righteousness of the cause of prohibi tion and its final triumph, and further assured that the unanswerable argu ments sustaining are made more appa rent by opposition, I hare no disposition to discourage respectful controversy, If our arguments be fallacious and our claims pretentious, they will, and ought to be, discovered and mercilessly on- covered. But "it not, the truth will become more firmly rooted in tbe con victions of our patriotic countrymen and inspire them with a sense of the weighty responsibility upon them, and the sublime opportunity before them. Tbe legie of history orres on the great reform and souses aioud tbe caii to jduty. the issue is upon us. Deny it sif- ' e rrsy, e ! It r. wrs j - -. 1' ? ;s s r r, t . i-j. ISS3 Uj B Aad aTcT " b, far ever '' - Bait ua cka., ok! air eota, la wax pan? UK a0' a4. .... 'En tlx oai lr iu wore nu4i ia aaM agaiaat th y toad Very respectfully jours, Chas. B. Galloway. A CHRISTMAS STORY. The Misadventures of John Nicholson. By ROBERT LOUIS SIXVTXSOS. CHAPTER Yin. srjrcrujt agsMSCs or thx ghuti or rasa kets. When he ran at first. John never very clearly knew , nor yet how long a tinia elapsed ere he found himself In to t.y roaa near me todgeof FUvelstou, propped against the wail. hi long heaving like bellows, his leg leaoen heavy, bis mind possessed by one sole desire to lie down and be unseen- He remembered the thick coverts round the quarry hole pond, an untrtxlik-;. corner of the world where he might surely find concealment till the night should fall." Thither be pajsed down the lane; and w hen he came there, behold '. Be had -w the froi, and the xn.i was alive with young people skaticg, and the fmnd t coverts were thick with lookers on. ueicoteu on awhile himself. There was one tall, grace ful maiden, skating hand in band with a yontb, on whom she bestowed her bright eyes perba too patently; and it was strange with w hat anger John beheld her. He could have broken forth In enrspa; he could hare stood there, liko a mortified tramp, and shaken his fist and rented his gall upon her by the hour or so be thought ; and the next moment his heart bled for the girt "Poor creature, it's little she knows!" he sighed. "Let her enjoy herself while she can!" But was it possible, when Flora used to smile at him on the Braid ponds, she could have ifOOKea wo xuisuma w av nea. utnrwu i' -slander? " vfhe thought of one quarry, la his Iroten ,snggested another; and be plodded off Craig Lcith. A wind had sprung np I he northwest; It was cruel keen, it Mm like a fire, and recked his fuiger hrougbt Clouds, too; pale,! wilt, s, t-V Uotted VoavaJJlnd Vj. tr. - i - ' -'ill Wi -". 'or the beoeit of the fume Aw. n men. Vasser. of Xf;:.: : of a higl a first-class position in ilf" . . .1 . U 19 ,T- . ' 1 omoe lo accept a se muddy w "-be office f -reta7 t camped :4rior. vver all, 's-jj-fire buuinj-tne atripa of cow' browning s smoking dfi a skewer of wood; how warifl ll' I ' was, bo-1 savory the steam of scorching meatf-g od then again be remembered his manif oia calamities, and burrowed and wal lowed in- the sense of his disgrace and shame. J Ana next do was entering rranKS resura- rant in lontgomery street, San Francisco; he had ordered a pan stew and venison chops, of which be was immoderately fond, and as Ue sat waiting, Munroe, the good at tendant, brought him a whisky punch; be saw thy strawberries float on tbe delectable cup, hj; beard the ice chink about tbe straws. And I ben ne woke again to bis detested fata, and found himself sitting, bumped together, in a windy combe of quarry refuse dark ness thick about him, thin flakes of snow flying here and there like rags ot paper, and the strong shuddering ot. his body clashing his teeth like a hiccough. We have seen John- in nothing but the stormiest conditions; we have seen him reck less, desperate, tried beyond his moderate powers; of his daily self, cheerful, regular, not unthrifty, we have seen nothing; and it may thus be a surprise to the reader, to learn that he was studiously careful of ms hearth. This favorite preoccupation now awoke. If he were to sit there and die of cold, there would be mighty little gained; better the police cell and the chances of a jury trial, than the miserable certainty of death at a dike side before the next winter's dawn, or death a little later in the gas lighted wards of an infirmary. He rose on aching legs, and stumbled here and there among the rubbish heaps, still cir cumvented by tbe yawning crater of the quarry; or perhaps be only thought so, lor the darkness waa already dense, the snow was growing thicker, and be moved like a blind man, and with a blind man's terrors. At last he climbed a fence, thinking to drop into the road, and found himself staggering, in stead, among the iron farrows or a piowiano. endless, it seemed, aa a whale county. And next he waa in a wood, beating among young trees; and then he was aware of bouse with many lighted windows, Christ mas carnages waiting at the doors, ana Christmas drivers (for Christmas has a doable edire) becoming swiftly hooded with snow. From this glimpse of human cheenuineas. no fled like Cain; wandered in the night, on piloted, careless of whither be went; fell, and lay. and then rose again and wandered far ther: and at last, like a transformation scene, behold him in the lighted jaws of the city, staring at a lamp which had already donned tbe titled night cap of tbe snow. It came thickly now, a "Feeding Storm f and while ba vet stood blinking at the lamp, his feet wen buried. He remembered something tikd it in the past, a street lamp crowned and caked upon the windward side with snow, tbe wind uttering its mournful boot, himself talking on, even aa now; but the cold had struck too sharply ou bis wits, and memory failed hint as to the date and sequel of the reminMoeaca. His next conscious moment was an toe Dean bridge; but whether ha waa John Nicholson of a bank in a (JaiiXomia street, or iome former John, a clerk in his father1 jfSoe. be had now clean forgotten. Another blank, and he waa thrusting his pass key into rhe door lock of his fathers bouse. Honrs must have passed. Whether crouched on ihe cold atones or wandering in the fields among the snow, was more than he could teil ; but hours had passed. The finger of tbe hall clock was close on 13; a narrow peep of gas in tbe hall lamp abed shadows; and the ioor of the back room his father's room was open and emitted a warm light. At so late an hour, all this was strange; tbe rights mould have been out, tbe doors locked, the rood folk safe in bed. Ha marveled at tho irregularity, leaning on the hall table; and marveled tu himself there; and thawed and grew once nor- hungry, in the warmer air x the boose. The clock uttered Its premonitory catch n five minutes Christmas day would ba among the davs of the vast Christmas! what a Christmas! WeU, there waa no ess waiting; be had eonw into that bouss ha Karce knew bow: if they were to thrust him forth again, it had best be dona at once; and he moved to the door of the tack room and sntered. On, w !!, then ha was insane, as be had i',v ly :.-vol. f :i li f ' r rv---n. it n h - . (Vol. 5 1 --No. 49 strong, calm, a hub maaraliae, her features marked wfth courage sod good Uk1 as John blinked back at her, a faint rvaam blancedodged about hi memory, as when a tune haunts at and yet will not be rei-slkni "Why, it's John!" cried ths mm. "I dare nay I'm mad, said Jobs, uncon-K-Sously following King Lear; "but, upon my word, I do betiev you're Flora." Of course I am." replied sba. And yet it not Flora at aU, thought John, Fkaw was k-uder, and timid, and vt chang ing color, aad dewy eyed; and bad Flora such aa Edinburgh accent f But he said aoca of these things, which was perhaps as weU. aa m sain was, i aen way are yon a nunr" "Such nonsense r said Flora, "fm a skk nurse; and I am here nursing your sister. with whom, between yon and me, there; is precious little the matter. But that is not lb question.. The point is: How do you come hc-rv! aad are yon not ashamed to show roomelfr . "Flora, aid John, sepuk&rmlly, 'I ha veal nten anythina for three days. Or, at least. I dont know what day it is; but I guess Pm ttarvmg," ' "Ton unhappy man f she cried. "Here. tit down and eat my supper; and 111 just run upstairs and see my patient, not but bat I doubt she's fast asleep; for Karia i a malade imaginaire.' With this specimen of tlie French, not of Stratrord-atte-Bowe, but of a finishing eUah Ukbnaent in Moray tVk. rhe ktt John aloos in his fathers sain-To. Be feU at ones upon the food: an irit u lie suppt)a Flora bad f"-uiid her jliwnt wakeful, aad b"l de tained with mnte d-.-taiSt of Bui Srag. lor ha had time to make a full end of all there was to ea and not only to empty the teapot, but to fill it again from a kettle that was fitfully singing on his father's firs. Then be sat tor pid and pleased and bewildered; bis mis fortunes were then half forgotten; his mind considering, not without regret, this un sentimental return to his old love. Hs was thus engaged, when that bustling woman noiselessly re-entered. "Have you eaten r said she. "Then tell me all about it" It waa a long and (as the reader knows) a pitiful story; but Flora heard it with com pressed liia. She was lost in none of thoas questionings of human destiny that have from time to time arrested the nigh of my own pen, for women such as she are no phi losophers, and beb ld the concret wuly. tniperfeW ny-' V 'Very l' "Nrben he had "then down i X? W God s forgivl X - And the J knees and did as Vrsw for th- nnioiio , might j ': J niSght - Funting Uim how ;, .. j friends, sUu was thus ftW nnA in oyater anppeirj- to wk'm'doQ. :T, night at the retOL- tors v. . y , , 4' ii .! Pi m minor Li- - , . . , ben for .""Via," she continued; "but your father" a her ailments to heart, and cannot always be refusing him. We are great friends, your father and I; be was very kind to me long ago ten years ago." A strange stir came m John's heart. All this while had he been thinking only of him self? Alf this while, why bad he not written to Floral In penitential tenderness he took her hand, and, to his awe and trouble, it re mained in his, compliant. A voice told him this waa Flora, after all told him so quietly, yet with a thrill of singing. , "And you never married r said he. "No, John; I never married," she replied. The hall clock striking t recalled them to tbe sense of time. And now." said she, "yon have been fed and warmed, and I have beard yoar story, and now it's high time to call your brother." "Oh!" cned John, chapfallen; "do you think tbat absolutely necessary 1" 1 cant keep you here; I am a stranger J! said she. "Do you want to run away again! I thought you had enough of that." He bowed his head under tbe reproof. Hhe despised him, ho reflocted, aa he sat one more alone; a monstrous thing for a woman to despise a man; and strangest of alL sba seemed to like him. Would his brother despise him, too? And would bis brother like him? And presently the brother appeared, under Flora's escort; and, oanding afar off beside the doorway, eyed tbe hero of this tale. So this is your he said, at length. 'Yes, Alick, it's me its John," replied the elder brother, feebly. 'And bow did you get ia beref inquired tbe younger. "Oh, I had my pass key," says John. "Tbe deuce you bad!" said Alexander. "Ah, yon lived in a better world! There are no pass keys going now." " ell, father was always avers to them,' sighed John. And the conversation then broke down. ana the tirotners looked askance at one an other in silence. Well, and what the devil are we to dof said Alexander. ' I suppose if the authorities got wind of you you would be taken op!" It depends on whether they've found tha body or lot," returned John. "Aod then there's that cabman, to be sure!" Oh, bother tha body!" aaid Alexander. "I mean about the other thing. That's aeri- "Ia that what my father spoke about" asked John. "1 4osau know what it is. "About your robbing your bank in Cali fornia, of course," replied Alexander. It waa plain, from Flora's face, that this waa tbe first abe had heard of ft; It plainer still, from John's, that be was inno cent. "I!" he exclaimed. "I rob my bank! kfy God I Flora, this ia too much; even you must allow that." "Meaning you didn't 1" asked Alexander. "I never robbed a soul in all my days,' cried John: "except my father, if you call tbat robbery; and I brought bim back tha money fn this room, and he wouldn't even take it!" "Look here. John," aaid bia brother; "let as bave no misunderstanding upon this. Macewen saw my father; be told him a bulk you bad worked for in Ban Francisco was wiring over tbe habitable globe to have you collared that K was supposed you had na led thouaaods; and it was dead certain yon had nailed throe hundred. So Macewen said, and I wish you would be careful how you answer. I may ten you also (bat yxrr father paid tha three hundred on tha spot." "Three bund red f repeated John. "Tires hundred pounds, yon mean! Tint s fifteen hundred dollars. Why, then, it's Kirkmao !" be broke oat. "Thank Heaven! I can ex plain all that, I gave them to Elirkxna.il to pay it for me tha night before I left fifteen hundred dollars, and a letter to tbe manager. What do they suppose I would steal fifteen hundred doilan for? I'm rich; I struct tt rich in stocks. It's the silliest sts.9 1 ever beard of. All that's needful ia to cabin to the manager: K-rtman bas tbe f.f teen hun dredend Eirkman. Hs was a MIow cierk of r. -i, ail a imri ca.; lot to i h r -t-- 1 d-in t tti.- he wpv a bar I mi V -1 tdjvusort-jii'A k -S4i - can pact Joha tats my led. f - t hi; bo runner ttwte-oicbt Aj tr !-. ..- .I the ptatorSce. kDd thra' ta t-, i . -i street ato.it tha dead bodv. Taep. t to know, you aea, aad they ot t tv k through Joha ; aad t can U .i ts-sa yrr rigmarole about my brother twnj s r aa of Whlv Berroaa nrranitatwn. aoi lha rwt rt 1L And Ukeo. 1 ii tvii m J..n .1 yoa out ice the aame upon tht cai Joha rva tha same of th dnTrr, whkb, as I hav not been able to command the va- alcie, I bees soppress. eu," resumed AknsJ-r -TT1 .'! round at their plaea bef ere I come Utk, aad pay your shot for you. In that way, before . erm.ast niM, yoBH bs at rvds new." n SBormurwl Inantevlate thstka To ha bn-ther thai acarrrtic In hi anin moved him beyond axpreasioB; tf tw co-. J Ksnur what b fert, be showed it Iff :,Jv . . la ms face; aad Ahxander read tt tbcra, aa l -aa- aai uax ournb wlverv. "f"t,!W Uicf.-siud ti bKar, ahJegrasns are oW; aad I dre my ysw re aieniberaoouckottbegovornor torw-isths state of ssy nnancea "The trouble !, said John, "Uat all iry stamps are ia that beastly house. "Ad year waatP asked AJexander. Stanu-mony "axpUined John. "lis aa Amen wa rprmsioo; I'm -afraid I con tracted oris or two." "I hate aorat," said Flora. "I bar a T pound note upstairs. "kty dear Flora," returned Alexander, "a pound note wont sea as very fax; and be-v sides, this is my father burincs, aad I ahaU bs .Tory much surprised tf it amtmy father who pays for it. "I would not apply to Mm y; 1 do not think that can bs wise," objected Flora.. "k ou have a very imperfect kka cmj- "s- sources, and anoe at ail of BsyelTrcsjtor' replied Alexander. "lieaae olrva., t He put John from hai wav, c ai knife among the supper things, aad w:ia r Prising qiuckness broks iuto his f; ' drawer. . ' . '"" "There's nothing easier wbe try," be oi served, pocket! - "I wish you aad,aot & ' "Ton wif iyi.1 i - "Oh, l man; "tla gow-ao i . Aad tti, Ji4iu, k sne 1 key. (let into bed, and one till I come back. not answering when V aout mvwlt." ITO SK EC C. PERSONAL 4 Whmt Uis Htw - -'l.a a.' Andrew y an all dav f it. Uel ax han.i' A- lated t bacill - fjatri term ior , - D'fked shirt.- or weauier. six or t- Tho story goes that the - blacksmith in his boyh hardened to violent r and heat that he thou' ff i; jIiig could " affect the superb strens h of his pb vsiqne. But a New York blast Wrack Lira in his vital spot one day and IjC was compelled to give up the stage altogether. TTnex- . pectedly bis voice came back to him, but i i j i - . .... . ' iu aucn ueucaw lorm that lie Is now obliged to nurse it like an exotic Senator In galls, the uimified Trresident . ef the United States senate, stood on av . curbstone in Washington a day or two ago as a horse car rushed by at a rapid rate. For a moment 'fmaV chance of ' boarding that car seei. aa slim a he ia himself, buddenly, however, the Kansas statesman placed two fingers in bis mouth, blew a sharp blast and a piercing whistle startled the calm winter atmos phere. Echoing along the quiet street, the snnll sound overtook the hurrying car, and, as if by magic, the conveyance stopped. In galls says he learned to whistle when a boy. Senator Evarta house in Washington, used to be full ef young girls. Ilia daughters have married off, however, and only Miss Mary Evarts remains at home. Miss Evarts is anxious to retire from active social life, as she finds the rormd of gayeties at the capital aometlung of a bore, but her father will not permit her to go into seclusion. Ue takes great in terest in her toilets, and eomplaina that she does not purchase enough evening ureases io pieaae mm. it is to eel, lorn that the father of a young woman in ao- ciety makes such a complaint, that Si- ' ator Evarts stands almost alone in-tlJa matter. - ? Word cornea from Florence "of the death of Signora Marianna Barbkri-Nini, - who waa famous thirty or forty years ago as an ojratic singer, and was aa re- . markable for exceptional ugliness aa for her artistic talent and splendid voice. In the height of her fame she married Count Nini and retired from tbe stage. After his death abe rnarrkd a wed known Vienna musician named Hackensollner, who suddenly disappeared, leaving her in extremely straitened circumstances, and abe was fjrg'ton except by a fear faithful friends. . bbe need herself to re late with a certain piquant gusto that once when playing "Norma," ir. the famous duet where the two cLiMren are presented to the heroine by Adalpsa, as she bent to embrace them, tne luue girt Lwha peraiinated one of the children was so temfi-a by Iter ugliness tbat she sprang from tlie stae into the wing ex claiming. "Mother, mother, the witch is there! to tbe intense amusement of the audience. . - The combined wealth of this remark able family (the Aston.) proh&My stands without J araJl ! in the world. It haa been the steady endeavor of tbe living members of the family to unvierestimata their posw-sbions in order that they might not arouse the too bitter jealousy of that class of the population wkj h looks inim- icasjT at hoarded wealth. For this reason John Jaoob Astor has never given any authority for statements of hk wealth thfit put the figures beyond 100, 000,000, and ordinarily this sura is looked upon as the limit of his rKjesesstons; aeverthek-as it is a conservative estimate, because tie family is always buying new real estate, as the income in the shape of rents brir aliout an accumulation of actual easi much greater than they can convenienily dispose of. But taking tlCrO.OOO.i-OO as a basis and addii.gtoit the fortune of his brother William, which is more ti an half as great, and the ! tones po sed by the hu.-londs of the married an-hters of the faniil r, tliera would be .-i t i- J that could not fail short of tJiu.fX'Cr.WO.-; TfervacuiaevB erf Speculator. Tliere tre very feir men ! ! are e u : r4 rt t ti-ii fiir trv i. ; -.i ef :. : i- -r ; v , i tre t : " t. 1 r.r 1 i ;:.:i ner 1"' it ' - 1 f.: rm to V i .