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Some bring a high card to the top, And others brintt a low £oinc hold a hand quite flush of trnfl^p^ While others none can show. Borne shuffle with a practiced hand. And pack their cards with care, Po they may know, when they are dealt, Where all the leaders are. Thus fools are made the dupes of rojeues, While roftues each other ch at And he is very wise, indeed, Who never meets defeat. When plnylne, som" throw out the MNfe The conntinK cards to save Botne play the denee and some the But many play the ku tve. Some plav for money, some for fun, And some for wurluiy fame Hut ii*t until the name's played out Can th-y count up their gain. When hearts are trumi a wo plajr fotlMS» And pleasure rules the hour Ko thoughts of sorrow cheek our Jof In beauty's rosy bower. We sine, we dance, sweet verses mak Our cards at random play, And while our trump remains at top Our uaiue's a holi.iay. When diamonds chance to crown tht toy The players stake their itOid, And heavy sums are lost and won By gambler* young and old. Intent on wlnnins, each his i Ioth watch with eager eve. How he may see his neighbors" cards, And beat them oa the sly. When clubs are trump* look out for On ocean and on land For bloody horrors always coflM When clulm arc held in haftd. Lr.at game of all is when the spade, Is turned by hand of Time He always deals the 11 sin^' game In every age an I clime. No matter how much each man wins, Or how much each nii.y save, The spade will finish up the game. And dig the player's tsrave. THE SURGEON'S LY BAIt.V 1). llOSE. It was in a handsome stateroom of the steamer Tenasserim that a lovely girl was sitting, with her beautiful evos of the deepest blu lifted to Capt. Harter'n grisly face with a look of in dignant sorrow. She was llarrie Harter, the old Cap tain's only child, whose lightest wish had ever been a law to her father be fore but now, iu his daughter's estima tion at least, he was not only unkind but unjust. "The mon's a coward," Faid Capt. Harter. "Why, lie looked as pale as a sheet when Jack's limb was sot, and his teeth fairly chattered with Tear." "lint, papa, it might not have been fear. I'm sure niy nerves would never allow me to stand by, even while a broken bono was set, much less sot it.* "Why, you little ninnv, the man pre tends to bo a surgeon, and a surget.n should delight in chopping and Rawing into human beings just as if they were sausage meat." "Why, papa! How horrible! For my part, I like l)r. Harrington all the let ter lor being tender-hearted." "Tender hearted!" sniH'ed the old .sailor "I teil you the man is a cow ard, and yon never shall marry him while 1 live. Why, if lie gets into a quarrel or anything, he'il sneak oil' like a whipped hound. I never will trust my girl with a man who would no dare to defend her if danger should arise," said tho old fellow, deter minedly. MJ5ut (iive it a Trial. .V) cents at Urucirists'. iw cents by mail, rej? |AY-FEVER iateml. S. ti 1 ciiciil.tr. KI.Y UltoTHEltls, Dramtiste, Owepo, N.Y P. M. 8LAW80N. DR. LATIUtOP. LATHROP & SLAWSON that's because lie is a gentle man. father. Do you suppose he wishes to mix in all the low disputes with the sailors "Upon my word, Harrie, you take the part of the young saw-bones finely. Now I can tell you who you are going to marry, and I don't want any more talk about it. l'ou shall marry my first mate, Adams, as soon as we reach New York. He is a brave man, and will take care of you, and him you shall marry." 50 saying the Captain hopped upon hfe feet and left the young lady to her own reflections. "He'll see whether I will or not," said Harrio to herself, with a spirited toss of her pretty head. And then she looked off over the blue rolling water from the little window of her stateroom until she grew drowsy with the undu lating motion, and sank down upon tho blue satin divan in a sleep as calm and sweet as an infant's slumber. She made a beautiful picture as site slept, stir rounded as she was by all that money could buy to make her home on the blue wave a pleasant one, and by ali the beautiful shells and corals and curiosi ties that Capt. Harter had gathered in a lifetime of sailing on ewry sea upon the globe, 51 ie had been with her father for the last ten years sinco she was a child of eight, and she knew almost as much of a ship as the Captain himself, and she was the pet of every sea man on board, from the egotistic lirst mate to the boy who blacked the passengers' boots, lint Mr. Harrington, the young surgeon of the ship, alone had won her gentl heart, and it was a wonder to her that her father should so dislike the voting man, and favor the addresses of his first mate, Mr. Adams, who, although a good sailor, was tho most egotistic and sar eastie of men. She was awakened from her sleep by the voice of Joanna, the young Irish damsel who kept the staterooms of her self and the other ladies in order, who enmo in saying: "Shure an' tho sailors said to tell Miss Harrie the land was in sight, and Masther Harrington told me to ax were you coining up to see tho sunset." Harrio sprang to Iter feet and Smoothed out the folds of her dress of dftrk, wavy blue blannel, arranged her tumbled hair, and tho dainty eoral or nameuts among the soft white lace at h»:r neck, seized her broad hat, and fol low ed Joanna to the deck. There she found a group of ladies and gentlemen chatting pleasantly to gether, and the voting surgeon came forward to meet iicr, regardless of the angry scowl with which tUo irate Mr. Adams regarded liim. "Wo shall bo iu tho harbor of Madras a littlo utter sunset," said he. "What a lovely landscape thuro is along tho ahoiv there." ••Yes, indeed," returned Harrie spiritedly, "And Madras itself is full of curiosities to one who has never been there before." "I iiave never been in this port l»e fot'e," answered Mr. Ha rington. "This is the first voyage 1 havo made as ship's surgeon, you know." "And will be tho last on board the Tenasserim, 1 hope," thought the mate Adams, who was lingering just within earshot and then, with a half-coneealcd sinile on hi.s fuc». ho turned and went below. "I hear tho Hindoos have teiuples rciy near to the outsknts of Madras," said MM. Atherton, A protty young married lady who was one of the pas sengers. "How 1 should like to seo one!" "And you might see something yott did not like such as a boa constrictor or a lion," added her husband. "Oh, there is no donger," said tho Captain. "Harrie has always been wishing to go and seo one of them, and I havo almost a mind to gratify her wi»h this time, and get up a party and go out." "How splendidly nice that would be!" said Mrs. Atherton. "Don't forget to iuvite me, Captain." Ju then there was a loud report, at which everybody started, and Dr. Harrington sprang clear of tho deck and his face became deathlv white. "What is tho matt r, Harrington? You look as if you were scared," said Mr. Adams, with a covert sneer, as he picked up tho remains of a cartridge which had been thrown at Harrington's feet. "What was that?" asked the Captain. "Only a cartridge which I dropped," answered Adams. "You, must look out, Harrington, or people will think your nerves are out of order," said the old Captain, bluntly. "I am a very nervous man," returned the surgeon, coloring deeply. 141 COWARDICE. wouldn't own it," laughed the sar castic voice of tho mate. "Wo want only brave men on board ship." "Xerves have nothing to do with bravery," said tho surgeon, regarding the mate with a steady look. Adams made no teply, for he saw the angry look in Harrio's blue eves, and thought he had gone far enough but ho did not know* that Harrie had watch.nl him ever since he returned to the deek, and saw him throw the light ed cartridge at Dr. Harrington's feet, and knew that he did it with a purpose. The ladies resumed their conversa tion about the excursion, and tho cap tain agreed that if he could not go some of the others might, and Harrie waited until the sun had sunk behind the liilis of Hiudostan, and then she bade Jay Harrington good-night and returned to her stateroom. Joanna removed the pretty eoral ornaments from her mistress' ncck and ears, and helped her into a dainty tucked and embroidered wrapper and was combing out all Harrie's cloud of golden hair, when she burst out with, My Jack tells me that doether is the divil's own coward." "Why -for what reason?"asked Har rie, crimsoning. "liedad. an' he says the min are all the time playing tricks on him, and thrvin' to make him jump, as he did tonight upon deck." "But that is no sign he is a coward." "Shure an what sign is it, thin?'' asked the girl. Harrie made no reply, for she felt she could not do the subject justice but tho conversation led her into a very unpleasant train of thought, and with the perversity of women she thought that she would marry him if he was the most arrant coward upon the earth. Then she wishedlie was not so nervous—or something. In the morning the good ship Ten as«erim was at anchor among acres of great ships and smaller craft of every description, iu the harbor of Madras, and the lady passengers were in a fever of expectation about the excursion, which was to take place in two or tlne.i days, after the unloading w. s finished, so that the Captain could spare some of the men to accompany them. The ladies employed themselves in shop ping in the interval, and Harrie found both Dr. Harrington and Mr. Adams ready to act as lie- escort on any occa sion, and it caused her not a little maneuvering to prevent collisions be tween the two gentlemen, and to avoid the irate Mr. Adams, who was horribly jealous of the handsome surgeon. Harrie was obliged to listen to many reports of the surgeon's cowardice from her handmaid Joanna, whom she was almost certain was in the pay of Mr. Adams or her father, she did not know which for the oldest people sometimes have tlie worst prejudices, and Capt. Harter often spoke out in the bluntest manner to his daughter upon the sub ject, "Why, blast my eyes, the man is a coward. What any girl can want of such a milksop as that passes my com prehension entirely." The sight would have been a novel one to our eyes could we have but seen the little party of excursionists that set out one pleasant morning over the hills and through the jungles of modern Hindoostan, bound for the temple of Boodha, which was said to be about five miles from the outskirts of Madras The ladies were seated each in her palanquin, with her four native bearers, while beside her rode her atU tidant cavalier, mounted upon the strangely accoutered horse of the country. In Harrie's case the cavaliers were two, namely, Dr. Harrington and Mr. Ad ams. "Adams, I want you to take care of my girl," said Capt, Harter, ns the cav alcade started. But Dr. Harrington kept his place by his light of permis sion from the lady, and so it happened that there was a rider on each side of Ha rrie's palanquin. The sights upon the outskirts of the city to foreign ves were very interest ing, but ere long they were traversing a more uninhabited country, where on each side of the pathway wert^argf cinnamon gardens of the wealthy Hin doos, while till palms and coeoanut trees bent their graceful branches above their heads. But at length they came to a place wliero all civilization seer. ed to cease, and they were in a thickly wooded country, with patches of thick jungle iu every direction. "Now look out for a white elephant," called out Harrie, merrily. "If w can find one, otir fortune is made," answered Mrs. Atherton, in the same voice. "The showmoil are offering hundreds of thousands for a specimen." But it w as all so wild and new that thespiiitof jest did not rule to any great extent, for every one was engaged in admiring tho strangely beautiful plants and shrubs of this strange land ami gazing with wonder upon the ex uberant vines that seemed to bind to gether clumps of bushes, of acres in extent. The path had grown very nar row throngh these bits of jungle when tho bearers came to a steep hill, and thole they stopped and dismounted. "We shall walk the rest of the way," announced Mr. Adams, offering his hand to assist Harrie to dismount, but she was a little piqued at his utten tions, offered, as the.v were, in the face of her accepted cavaiier, and she quiet ly overlooked tho outstretched hand, saying, "May I have the assistance of your strong arm, Doctor, in climbing this precipitous hill?" "Certainly, eertaiuly," answered the delighted Harrington, with a smile on bis lips but the angry Adams walked PLAIN CRESCO, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1884. resolutely on the other aide of the young lady. "Mr. Adams has the tenacity of the 'Old Man of the Sea,'" said the amused Mrs. Atherton in a whisper to Harrie. "Yes, but I may find means to dis lodge him," ret imed Harrie, smiling in return. Wlien the top of the eminenco was reached, the whole party paused and gazed around them at the bnautiful scenery which met their ga/e. The conical hills, the high and abrupt mountains, and the deep, dark va'leys covered with the heaviest forests, thick jungles almost impenetrable to t'io rays of the sun, made up a scene ol greit curiosity to American eves The guide informed them that theso forests Wire inhabited by elephants, leopards, hye:ias, jackals, and monkeys, besides, many venomous serpents were to be found everywhere. This last assertion made littlo Mrs. Atherton shiver as she held up her whito hand, saying, "No more, please I de -hire, I am afraid to go 1 aek now!" Tho sable guide showed his white teeth, and at a word from Mr. Adama proceeded on t! o way. They found tho temple situated on tho south side of the eminence, in the midst of cocoanut trees. An old man went before them with a torch, and all were obliged to assume attitudes of rev erence when they approached the hid eous figure of Boodha. As he sat upon his pedestal he must have been eight feet in height, and was painted in ma v grotesque colors, and ornamented with almost priceless diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, which were about his neck and arms. Upon either side was t| smaller statue, the one of Vishnu ami the other of Siva, while upon every side were paintings of different gods, ami at the doors were images of two giants and of two lions placed a* guards. The party lingered about the plaeo viewing the curious structure from th* outside, and the attractive scenery, un til the guide approached Mr. Adams, saying: "The sun hangs low in the heavens." And then came tho scramble down the steep hillside, and every one into tho conveyances, and the bearer^ began to retrace their steps. Mr. Ad ams still kept elo*e by Harries'side, aud Dr. Harrington never left her, and despite the laughing glances of tho rest of the party, started home in the man nor they came. "Do you suppose I am going to trust her to the care of that cowardly snr troon asked Mr. Adams, of one of tho laughing gentlemen. "lint what if she likes his company best?" persisted tho gentleman. "You heard what her father said," was the reply of the angry sai'or, and then he bore tho amused looks of the company with a determined look laugh able to behold. They had lingered longer than they had thought, and tho twilight was ap proaching before they had got out of the wooded country, and the half frightened looks of the ladies made the gentlemen look to their fire-arms, which every man carried. Dr. Harrington's face was very pale, "I guess the Doctor is scared," said Adams in a low voice, bending low toward Harrie as she sat in the open palanquin. Harrie had been very ind gnant at Mr. Adams' actions during the day, and she would have given him a very angry answer hail not the native bearers stopped at this moment, saying that a strap was broken by which the palau quin swung, and it would cause but a moment's delay to mend it. Mr. Adams scowled fiercely at the Doctor as they sat waiting, but he kept his eyes fixed upon the moving caval cade before him. The rest of the company were a half mile in advance when they again start ed, ami the shadows were beginning to fall around them. The bearers mado an attempt to catch up with the others, and rushed along at a rapid rate but they were obliged to go slower when going through the jungles, and they were about twenty rods behind tho others when tlioy heard a low growl, and a half-grown leopard sprang from one of the waving palms and alighted upon the pretty canopy over Harrie's head. The cowardly bearers instantly dropped the palanquin and started by the shortest path for the uot far distant Madr as, and the startled Mr. Adams, after seeing what the situation really was, put whip to his horse and wassooq among the others of the company, shouting: "The tiger, the tiger has devoured Miss Harrie, and killed that cursed surgeon." "l'or heaven's sake." 6aid the gentle men, "we must go back at once." "No! no! for God's sake keep away from there or he'll kill every one of yon! To tho ship! to the ship!" and the excited mate never again looked behind him until safe on board the Tenasserim. Several of the men turned and hur lied back to the little jungle, where they found Harrie still in her paian quin, laughing, with the white-faced surgeon bv lu side with revolver iu hand, while near by was a beautiful picture—a young Hindoo girl with, her pet leopard, led by a silken cord, w th tho hist fa ut light of day falling over her. The explanation was very simple The Hindoo girl hail been watching the strangers, with her tame leopard near her, and tho beautiful animal had sprang upon the palanquin, perhaps mistaking Harrie for hi.s gentle mis tress, and, just as tho Doctor had been about to send a bullet into his graceful side, the young girl had sprang forward and saved the life of her pet. When they reacht the Tenasserim under the pale white light of the moon they found a great commotion caused by Mr. Adams' excited story, and poor ipt. Harter was indulging his grief to tho full, when the little boat came alongside, and Harrie and the surgeon came on board. Harrie, my girl, I thought tho tiger had killed you. How did you es cape 4 Mrs. Atherton told the whole story including a graphic account of Mr. Adams' excitement. "So you ian, did vou?" asked tho blunt old Captain. "1 rather think you must be the coward, after all." "Lyin' divil," said Joauna, carried away by the turn of the tide. "Faith an' if it wasu't for him noliody'd a said a word agin the Doether at all at all an' nary cent will I take for my part of the bizness." It was six months before Harrie be came Mrs. Harrington, but during all this time Mr. Adams could not again accuse the Doctor of cowardice. WH never know the truo value of fr ends. Whi'e they live we are to sensitive tu their fauits whin huv lost them wt only see their virtues. As AX Bill X»je. w A'.«0R. DCDES are injured by education. D"KS false pride go before false liafr? A MAN may not bo ate, but he can be drunk.—Carl I'rctzci'n Weekly. A KiKiiV, untamed poet, singing of a milkmaid, says: Tli" lilacs blow to left, to rU'ht. She sets her ii.ilk tii down— Sin- pulls her on all wet and white, And puts It in li'-r (town. A 8I.CUBT. A ae'ret's a thin? a w-om n can't Keep You read this on pa.ro alt pa^ctj Butt' U •, kind iend, »Ti I yon everkn jwtld*— A wo.nan so trive 'way her own a,'e.' Villi 16 S'ltll•.•1111111. PARIS papers announeo the arrival of a dude in that city. That is, they say a voung man, whoso head both in shape and color resembles that of a calf, has just arrived tiiere. —Xurrixtoxcu Her- a V. TEACHER—"Now boys, can you tell mellow Jonah was punished for liisdis tbeUience?*' Small Boy—"Just like I was yesterday." 'leather- "Ilow was that?" Small Boy—"Please, ma'am. I was whaled."—New York Journal. evidence of the hcalthfulness of mountain climate the people of Den ver point to a man who cmno there iu 77 without flesh enough to bait a trap, and now he puts sleeves in an ordi nary feather-bed and pulls it on over his head for a shirt. People in poor health who wish to communicate with the writer in relation to the facts above staged, are requested to inclose two un licked postage stamps to insure a reply. Jt'ST TALL r.NoroH. She too': my eo*t—I'm rather tall. And sh is not so very The steps upward trom t'~e h%H She ^t IOledth 'I, little fairy, Ju»t halano on the s -eond *t-v!r, Ms- «reat coat's burdca holding. And then I'er hands—the kindest pair— '1 co lar down wer. fol litt?. There uevcr was nn eye so clear, Nor lips so red In moving, "Just tall enor.ch, now, ain't I, dear?— Heo how I've crown from 1 ivinic! Ju«t tall cnouch! om eye eve Kau horizontal li/ht. "Just 'all enough to—I tine try"'— Yis, tall eni'Utfh -Good nijjht I" Two YoUNii women were talking a few days since, one of whom was married last fall, an I tho other was go ing to be married this summer. "One thing I would do. if I was in your place, before the engagement went any further," said the married one. "and that is to find out if your intended keeps a shot gun and likes to go shooting." "What has that got to do with it?" asked tho girl. "Well, don't marry a man that keeps dogs and guns, that is all, or you will never know where any thing is. My husband is real good, but if he wants to clean his shotgun he will go right into my bureau and tako the first whito clothes he finds. He tore off one leg of one of my under vests to clean his gun, and the black powder spoiled it, and only the other •lay I found one of my silk stockings tied around the neck of his setter dog. because the dog had a sore throat, and I w ouldn't bo surprised any day to see my husband strap mv bustle or hoop skirt on for a game bag and go off shooting. O, it is awful. He breaks his pups to retrieve with my slippers, and lie u-ed my hat with feathers on, out on the lawn, to learn a pup to como to a poiut, I don't want to marry any moro hunters." The poor girl who was going to be married has about con cluded that there arc too many chances in matrimony.—Peck's Sun, In a Japunese Hotel. At daybreak I was awakened OLE NUMBER 1287. mi unmistakable British voice crying aloud for a towel. Looking out at the court yard I saw a gentleman whom we had passed on the mad, standing bare throated and dripping wet by a bucket of water, in which he had been wash ing. He had only at this critical mo ment discovered that tho Japanese do not regard the towel as an absolutely necessary appendage to a toilet set "Towel!" roared the wet and angry Briton to the trembling Japanese w ho stood there ready and w iliing to go any where aud do anything, if he only knew what. "Heieh?" the Japanese said, aimlessly hovering about. "Tow-el! towel!" "the Britisher roared, trying all possible forms of accentuation in tin liope that one might strike a chord of intelligence in the mind of tilts ineffably stupid man. The Japanese evidently began to think that whatever might bo wanted, it would l»e safer for him to go and look for it inside, and not be in a hurry coming back. "Towel!" the En glishman roared again. "Heieh!" said the Japanese, and ran nimbly into the house. But he did not come back again, and the Englishman, after stamping around, disappeared in his own room, partially dried iu the wind. I learned from him later that he had had a good deal of trouble from the unpardonable and unaccountable ignorance of the English language among the Japanese in the interior. He had walked for fifty miles through glorious scenery, heading for Nikko—the only word he could pronounce in the Japanese tongue was Nikko—and by dint of repeating this he got along moderately well. His chief diiliculty was the matter of food. He lived chietly on rice and tea, and had arrhed at the tea-house on the pre vious night halt famished. I fancy that in the best of circumstances he was naturally of an irascible temperament. But after living on rice and tea for two days to reach Nikko aud find no towel after he had trustfully washed himself was, he admitted, more than he could bear without protest. --London Sew*. How to Make a Ileil. Says the Philadelphia Press "Let every bed-maker, as soon as all the covers are spn ad, turn down the upper sheet and all above it, leaving a gener ous margiu below the bolster. Some people, you know, pull all the covers straight up to the top and lav the bolster upon them, so that when bed time comes the bed must be rearranged at the head. Boys don't like this way and perhaps some other folks don't either. It is the eu-stom to pile two big, square pillows on the top of th bolster, aud then put on two pillow shams, anil then, sometimes, or pcr haps before the pd'ow-shams, a sheet sham. This is setting a trap for the Hmwury. Only a remarkably careful 'Womau is equal to the task ef getting off all the 'finery' properly. Why no almost, if uot altogether, abolish sham of all kiuds? Why not honestly take o the big, square pillow and supply every bed with a comfortable bolster take the place of pillows? If you like adornment, embroider or decorate the slips and sheets themselves without any make-believe. Silk, lace, and th« like, seem out of place on a bed, which should suggest repose. Imagine a big boy with boots on fiingiug himself into the midst of a creation of pink satin and torchon! Let beds be what tin look like, aiul let them lo,k like what i they are—real resting plae#*." CARLISLE FOR PRESIDENT. Kentuckt Democrats Express a Pref erence for the Speaker of the House. Stats Convention of the ProhibiiiOB Party in Massachu setts. Kentucky Democrats, TTon. Boyd Winchester, of Louisville, presided over the Kentucky Democratic Convention, which met at Frankfort. Henry Watterson, 3. Stoddard Johusey, James A. McKenzie, and Thomas L. Jones were elected delegates-at-lurge to the National Democratic Convention at Chi cago. Henry Watterson was made Chair man of the Committee on Resolutions, and reported the following platform, which was unanimously adopted amid great applause: The Democracy of Kentucky, in convention assembled, declare: 1. We pledge ourselves anew to the constitu tional doctrines and traditions of the Demo cratic party as lllustra'ed by the teachings and XHRinle of a long lln" of Democratic state^m- n and patrio's as embodied In th" platforms of the lyatioiial Democratic conventions of ls7ti and IFLSO. 2. We do especially renew our declarations of hostility to centralization, as that dangerous spirit of encroachment whio't tends to insol idate the jsiwers of government and thus to create, wha'ever t'le torin, a real despotism, with all subsidies to colorations and grants without consideration of the public pro(erty, ami we again express our conviction of the urgent necessity of the general and thoroutfh reform ot the civil service and a. We do especially deny the right of the Government to surrender its taxing jsiwor to corjs-irations or individuals, which i* the resnlt of loth the theory and practi e ot the Republi can party and we denounce the present tariff, which burdens th p' ople with excessive war taxes in time of peae\ as a masterpiece of In justice, intquality, and false pretenses. We arraign the Republican party as the creator and defender of a sy«t- which has impoverished many indtis'.ric-i to subsidize a few which has prohibited importsthat might purchase the prod ucts of Am' rtcan lahov, and degraded Ameri can commerce from th" first to an inferior rank on the high seas which has cut down the snh-s of American manufactures at home and abroad and depleted the returns of Ameri can agriculture, an industry followed by half our people. It costs the taxpayers five times more than it yields to the Treasury it promotes fraud, fosters smuggling, corrupts officials, en riches the lew by forcing bounties from the many, ami favors the dishonest to bankrupt honest, tncrcha-nts. We assert the doctrine ot the Constitution that a!l taxation snail 1m ex clusively for revenue, and demand that no more revi nuc shall be collect-d than Is required to meet the expenses and obligations of the Gov ernment. economically administered. 7t'c.so 're /, Tnat believing that no geographical line should exist in thr country aa a tost of eligibility to any othc in the gift of the whole people, but that the stau lard of honesty, com petency. fidelity, and constitutional citizenship alone should prevail, Kentucky recommends to the Democrat* of the Union for the Presidency of the United States him whose elevation to the third office in th" nation was the lirst step to the obliteration of the s am left by the lite civil war, who was the tirst to lea I his party back to Its own national platform of steady approach toward the removal ot obstructions to t:ade, the foremost exponent of all the living Domocratio principles ot to-day, the lion. John G. Carlisle. Massachusetts Prohibitionists. The Prohibition State Convention of Massachusetts convened at Boston, elected delegates to the national convention at Pittsburgh, and adopted resolutions which declaro for the immediate suppression of the liquor traffic by constitutional and statu* tory measures, and against legalizing acknowledged evil that the right to vote is inherent iu an individual, without regard to sex or race, subject to such regula tions as shall apply to all alike that "science and experience prove alcoholio premutations not only unnecessary but ter ribly injurious as medicine,"' and that the license law is a "covenant with death and aa agreement with hell." Prof. Kempton, in an address at the opening of tho conven tion. said if the liquor busiuess WHS worthy of being carried on in tho common wealth it should not be licensed, inasmuch as gro cere and other traders were not compelled to pay licenses, although they were put on the came level with the liquor-soiiers wise. FOR AND AGAINST. 1%o Becord of Congressmen the Tartf Question. Following is the vote east in the National House of Representatives on Mr. Mor rison's tariff measure: IN FAVOR OF BILL. Potter. Ulams tX. Y.», Garrison, Liken, llexander, Jaglcv, !allentine, tarbour, iarksdale, iach, U'lmont, ilackburn, Uanehard, Hand, lli'Unt. Irecktnrldge, troa lhead, tuchanan, Suckncr, I urn»t al»ell, aldwell. anipbt 11 iN.Yi.l urd, 11 oson, iraves, ireen. IreenleaC, lalsell, ammond, aiuxH'k, I ardeman, 1 ardv, 1 atch i Mo.), 1 emphill, 1 aulev, 1 ierbert, I ewitt iN'.Y.), 1 rwitt (Ala.), 1 ill, 1 oblitzell, 1 olm-in. I ousemaa* andler, arleton, assldav, lardy, lay, lements, obb, 'dkins, ook, 'osjjrove. ovington, 'ox tS. Y-), ox (N. C.«, lisp. Reese, Robertson, Rogers (Ark.), Rogers H. Y.i, RosecralSt Scata#, f»e\mour» fhaw, Khelley, Binglctoa, Bkinuer IN. c.u filocum, Springer, ft evens, Stewart (Tex.), Ptockslager, Htrait, f»umner (Wis.), albot, Taylor Tenn.l, ll'homnson, 'riiroekmorton, 'lillman, Townsbend, Tucker, nes (W|s.\ nes i Tex. I, nes iArk.1, nes y AIM, 1 Ing, 1 leiner. Lamb, Lanham, Love, Lewis, Levering, Lowrv. MeMlllin, Mrttson. Turner (Ga,*, Turner anc.». Van Katon, Waketiisld, arl, 'Warner (TenTU). "WelU'Orn, "Weller. hit- Minn.), Williams, Willis, Wilson (W. Va»L lnans iMlch.li Wluatts (Wis.), Wolford, Woodward, Wort hingtoa. aide far ulberson iTex)Mavburyr iargan, Miller \TMU), Davidson, Mills, avis iMo.), Mitchell, euster. Money, tbbl«i i8. O, Morgan, Ubrell iTcnn.', Morrison, orkery, Morse, owd, Moultou, •orshelmer, Murphy. bini), Neeco Nelson, •ate*, Idredge, :ilis, Ivins t8, CD, ollett, 'orney, 'yan, I'KerraUj^ 'Xeill Toun Herce, ISfc. Ki •MS. Vol Ark.\ AINST TH* BIU* kdaius till.), nderson, mot, tkluson, ayne, elford, Unghain, is bee, touteiie, Utwon, toyle, tralnard, IreituiiK trewer S. Y.\ irewer (N. ', lr»»wne i Ind. trown trunim, tu.Id. lurleigh, 'al Iwell, 'ampbeil tPa.*, 'annon, ?h*ce, onnollv, Converse, 'ult ertsoniKy. .'ulltui, 'urtin, 'utcheon, •avis Jll.l, •avis (Mast.*, [hnifley, [)tincan, unham, Baton, Clliott, rtllwoo.l, '.rinoutioat, r'.vans 1'a. Kverhart, hVrrell. •'iedler, h'indlay, p'iuerty, Koran, fun* ton, ieddes, ieorne, ilascock, loff. iatmer, Pat ton, lart, l*ayne, latch Mich. I, Pay sou laynes, Peelle lenderson iIa.\P rkln% lenders lepbnrn. Ilscock, lift. lolmea, lolton, looner, pkin*, lorr, louk. iowey, I tint, utctiins, ftn.es, »ffords, ehnson, ordan, lasson, Ceail, ieiter, Celley, ielUgy. ietclmut, ,ac'v, atrd, jawrence, .e Feire, •ihliey, ong, ivinati, IcAdoo, ct'ord. Md'om Mc.ounlsk. Mrktnler, "Ulani, i ler la., lUtkfii, rev, rrill, ller. I'rttiU'lMk 'l'helps, Poland, Post, l'rie\ jHandait, Unnev, leed, tlce, VibinsOB (0.), IcckwfiU, iowell, .Inn sell, K\ an, frieney, Sklnnef Of, U, Kinalls, hmitfi, Snyder, S|sioner, Steele, H'eph' Stewart^ Stone, Storm, Struhle, Kuiniuf iOal.l, F. Taylor, J. 1*. Taylor, Thomas, Tully, Van Alstyne, W ad s worth, Walt, Warner tOntaL Washburn. Weave f Wenipf* Iminfc Wilkin? Wilson Iowa), O D. W is uttiug llara ifleuUui, laaback. S. Wis, \ut k -1W PLAIN DEALER. EVERYTHING IN THE LINB OP JOB WORK, Bill-Heads, Cards, Posters, Circulars, •TO., ITO., BTOi LAROFIONOR V VIATVIOS, sr-onrs rtoxrnrzaa 101, inches In circumference. T»o: De Molues As TIIK ECUKNK M. AVI nxei a?ATA*rua. UB A TRIAL BEFORE ORDERING F,t,BKWHKnr,.%e IOWA STATE NEWS. TBK Conffrejrutiontil Church at Manchester will be remodeled. MOST of Iho Iowa cities now have a chain Rang, and It is tho best trainp lemedjr ret do lsed. TIIKRB are In tho State 55,OO0 old soldiers, and of these i 5,fKK) are members of the Grand Army of tho Republic, 9,0W having Joined last year. TIIK Grand Lodge of Maxtor Masons of lows will hold forth in Council Illulls, Juno 3, 4 and 5. Ai t. arrangements for the grand military encninpinent to hp held In Dubuque In June have been completed. Ay admirer of the editor of the Clinton Hsr fthl has laid upon his table a hen tg 81, by I,i irlcr siys ihat It la douhtloss a fact that thote tire more refined and educated colored people in that city thut» In uny other place in the State. raft steamer St. Croix was ap proaching the Government bridge at I)a\ en port with a tow of logs, she became unman ageable, and the raft collided with one of tho piers of the bridge, und over 1511,000 feet of logs drll'tod down stream. SCOTT, a leading citizen, of Eagle Grove, tomtnitted suicide by shooting through the head with a revolver, lie was found by his partner whon he entered their store, lying on the tloor In a pool of blood, and was still ulive but unconcious. No cause can be assigned for his action. FROM the Centrovllle i ititm Conductor Wood.«, of the Wabash, tells a good one on a certain man not a thousand miles from this place. The party would got on his train without a ticket, to ride to the ne\t station, and in payment tender a *-0 I, which ho could n break. He piayed this gamo twice, thus getting a free ride. The last time Wood* put up a job on hlin. He took a $-0 bill and got it changed up into nickels and 1-eent pieces, and laid them away in his gripsack, waiting for his |,'o bill man. l.at week ho found hi in again tendering the same old Mil In ayinent of a -5-cent fur.*. He got the bill in his possession, an then took his gripsack and sat down and counted out tha JP'.7.' In and 5 cent pieces on the seat before him, leaving him with somethlnf over a quart of specie, lie has change now. RKPOHTS from Story County five details ot a horrible crime near Roland, in that county. Edward Thompson, a young Xowogian. went home intoxicated aud tried to shoot his nifo, but was prevented by his wife's sister, who sue ceded in getting the revolver from him. The wife got outdoors and started for neighlor's, when he pursued her with an ax, and. overtaking her, felled her to the ground and repeated the blows lour times, each 1 low Indenting and fracturing her skull. Suppos ing her dead, he ran away. I!or sister called assistance, and the wife was found to bo in a comatose stat Two surgeons were called, and worked for hours extracting pieces of skull and relieving the pressuro Irom th«l brain. She rallied enough to re.ognUe her own name, and it is thought she hasachanco, though slight, of recovery. Search made for Thompson showed he had plunged head foremost Into a deep well, and thus ende I his miserable existence. He was dissipate I and had made his wife s life an unhappy one ever since their marriage. A KAMII.Y that is more or less connected ith the Stato House, and that resides some where in the eastern |»ortion of I)es Moinea, had quite a lively experience one day ro eently. It seems that the head of the family* some time since thought that he had de» pended upon the uncertainties of the market Un* enough for his supply of eggs and spring cbiekcns. So it was determined to lay in a supply of the originators of both, and thus brinf the producer and consumer ia conjunction. The necessary hens were bought, aud the youthful scion of this family manufactured a repository for the same ia the rear portion of the yard, which was viewed" by tho father and pronounced good. The hens were plated therein and ho went his way. calmly to await the progress of nature's laws in the evolution of the looked for eggs and chickens. The family cow had watched these procecdiugs with some inter est from a short distance1, and as soon as the coast was clear she proceeded on a tour of invest!.ration. She had just |oked her bead over the receptacle Ind'oie ment.oiied, pr*. suinably with the intention of converting some of the inmates, of the vintage of '«», into cud, when the mother of the family tal lied forth, with frantic gest culation and aw ful threats, to drive her hence. The cow lookisl upon her for an instant with an eye of acorn, and then resumed her meditative con templation of the chiikeus. Despair seized that mother then, and in her desperation she called in a small boy from the street, when the cow moved on. Fro the nerves of this agitated lady had time to calin, the pot dog of the household camo to the fore, and theft there was commotion. The inmates of th4t asylum for egg manufacturers winged their eager flight over the adjacent country, aiul at last accounts the entire family were serv inga figurative search warrant on the neigh bors, while the remarks of the head of tho household on the subject of chickens re sembled those of Mr. Yanderbilt in regard to the public. THKKE was a reign of terror ia Gilbert for a week in the shape* of a era*y man. Hts parents tie! from the house in fear of him, and he barricaded the doors, fastened tho windows, and, armed with a shotgun and re volver, held the fort for some days, when ho was captured. While he was thus holdiag possession of the house, when he saw a per son passing he did not lik* he would Are at them, ami on one occasion came very neat killing the Deputy Sheriff. The father of th* crazy man offered a reward of to any oq§ who would disarm his ?ou and take hiui Ma custody without harming him. Fearing th«fc If ullowed to remain in his father's inuefc longer there would be no end to the crowds who would gather about the house to get look at him, and then- was no telling what might result, the Sheriff got six young fcif lows in whose courage and coolness he lust confidence, and at o'clock iu the morning the six young men proceeded to the hous«, having received permission from the Sheriff to capture him provided they did harm to him. They found the guar#, In whose presence they emptied their pockets of all knives and w hatev. er they might be tempted to u** as weapon*. The back dcor was o|tencd, and the six mads for it. They entered the kitchen and fount It ompty. Fortunately the double-barrelo4 shotgun was there, which they teixod. this time the lunatic, who was up stairs, wil half way down, and as he saw the intruder^ he gave three territte yells, which made the hair of tho intruders stand on en I. «»ue qf the six commanded him t.» throw up his hands, which he did, at the same time back* Ing up-sta rs, and when in the room where tts had boon, he suddenly dropped them t* his hip pocket. The six men had followed him closely, and one of them made a spriqg forward to capture the lunatic, the jther flvo rendering instant assistance. They then d* armed and Uuud securely, and by S:|§ ill the evening the lunatic was In the Jag safe out ot IIHIIU s Hay.