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UNDER THE WHEEL. ' Qasalln Garland's New Flay-Tho Blnsle Tax IdM la the Drama. , ( fcOKTlNUED ttlOSC LAST ISSUE. Hoe toi (tenderly, smiling) Yes, 'thirsty for the slghtoJyou. (Alice goes Into the house. Boeves walks about, g lancing keonly at all points of tho plain.) So this Is the reality of tho em igrant's dream! Tho homestead in the free West, the house boslda the rlvor mboworod in treed! Jl wide dun land whore the florce sunt mite, y And the wind Is a furnace breath; "Where the beautiful iky lias a sltilnter light. And the earth He dread and dry aa death; Where the od Ilea scorching, and the wan gra turns. And tho hot, red morning has no birds lly Cod! what a plnco for my beautiful .girl -for anybody's girl a wlde-wallcd rravo. (Alice enters with a glass, which she Ulls and hands to him. He drinks, say ing): In a land like this the gift of -water must moan as it does with tho Arabs, the highest hospitality. Alice I can't say how much I wo ball 'Reovos (putting his arm about hor) Don't try. If I had only known your eal feelings but how could I from those lottors? (Looking oft loft. What In tho world is that girl doing? Sbo's unhitching my team! l'llstophcr. (Ex. 4, talking.) Alice (walking about) IIow can I let him go again? Have I the strength? Hut I must, I must! I can't leave father -now. at the height of his terriblo strug gle. I must stay. Walter (ro-entors with Linnio, hold ing hor by the hands) I suppose this is Linnio anyhow the little witch was unhitching my toam; another minute And she might have had a runaway. Linnio (scornfully) Kunaway noth ing! What do you take me for? Allie and I hitch up the horses and go out in the fields we plow, and drive the har vesterand wo help shock the wheat don't wo, Alllo? Reeves (surprised) Do you do that? With this hand, tliat I used to love to sratcb on the piano? 0 horrors! Strokes it.) Toor bruised little hand. Kisses it) Linnio (goes oil in mock disgust) Olrls liko mo don't count. My hand can got woil Itself f'r ail you caro. Wal'n 40 It goes. (Goes into tho house.) Reeves And you live thero? (point ing at tho houso.) ' Alice Yes, with my people. Reevos Through your horrible winters? Alice (quietly) Yos, and there are days when that hut, poor as it is, seems like a palaco. Last winter it seemod as if the snow would never tire of sliding to and fro on the plains. Days and days wo were shut up hero. Reeves (deeply affocted) Hoavens, what a prison! And yet I saw dozens not -so good as I carao along. Alice (quietly) Wo lived In that sod shanty a year. Rooves (lifting -his head) And this Is the free and glorious wost! Oh, it snakes me wild to think of you living there it's worse than the tenement house. Alice (firmly but sweetly) There was no othor way. They couldn'tihave lived without mo. My little teaching has Icopt us in groceries, and beside, thero have been days whoh father was too lame to work and I have worked in tho tfiolds, and taken care of the cattle in the barn Reovos (seizing her hands) Don't tell me any more I'll rage I'll swear. Alice Wo must boar it Reeves (savagely) Boar it! I won't bear it I'll expose the whole infernal natter in a four column leader. I'll mash the next boomer that says free land to roe. Free land! if this is free land, what the devil Alice (stopping him) Tlush, hush! Reeves (freeing himself) I say, if this is free land what in tho devil would you call high-priced land? The Bottler pays for his free land all that makes lifo worth . living; these families have purchased their bare and miserable acres with blood and sweat and tears. Free .land! bah! For a century there lias been no free land in America. Alice (trying to be calm) I know it, (but it only makes it worse to think of it Ceve8(qnlckly)-Forget it then, for I've come to take youout of it ' Hush, now! Kotaword. I've let you spoil five of the best years of my life. You shan't say a word I must be heard now. Then follows a struggle between Alice and hor lover, in which she refuses to leave her parents and go with him to the East; at tho end of which he retires, mngered at ber obstinacy. The fourth scene describes the terri lie droughts that is destroying tho crops and reducing Edwards to despair, since another, failure will insure the fore closure of his mortgage and leave him -witbost even bis miserable home. The storm ends with a terrible tornado, ac companied by ball which absolutely de stroys the crops and wrecks the build rings, Ed wards himself receiving severs llajarlcs from which: he barely escapes with bis Ufa to find himself, in the end. para! jtei.'i Walter Reeves, who has not left the country, returns and successful ly presses his suit, snd the final solu tion of. the problemls that be takes the broken old man East and cares for ' his family,' charity having to be called in at last; slncS there is no possibility of find ing a plaee whore a man by mere Indus try can make way against such obstacles as have besot Edwards. The play ends srith Ei vaitl'a surrender and his discov ery that be is paralyzod, and closes as follows: Edwards (after a long pause) I sur render. I'm beat I give up, but it hurts, it hurts! I'm like an old broken scytbo, hung up, t' rust In the rain; I ain't no uso to y' now, Jonnle! Hero's my band, young man; Walor, my son, take her back t' Boston v. bore alio ought t' bo, an' take mo back t' Dorry. I sha'n't bo a burden o y' long. I don't s'pose I'm wuth the troublo, but I'd kindolike t' bo buried back thero. I bate t' dio out on this hot prairie with no tree t bo buried undor; seems 's If I couldn't rest, an' rost is tho sweetest thing in the world f r a man like me, tho only thing left I can't lose that Linnio (throws horsclf on his knees) Oh, poppa, poppa, you make my heart acho so. Edwards (stroking her hair) I hope you won't have t' suffer as Allio has, lit tlo girl. Reovos (with deepest earnestness) -I say you aro fallen, but tho col u tun has passod on, the battlo will yet bo won. Courage; you a-ill yet livo to see the ouposts of tho enemy carried, and Linnle will livo to soo a larger and grander abo lition "ause carried to a bloodless Appo mattox tbo abolition of industrial slavory. Linnio (lifts her faco.) Alice Do you think so? U thors hope, Walter? Rooves Thero is great hope. Edwards If I could belie vo that I'd feel easier. If 1 could fool that my childron and my children's children could have a better chance than I've had I mean without your help or anybody's help all I ask is a fair chanco Rooves That's what I mean. A fair chance for every man iC coming! Allco do you think so? Reovos (oxpandlng with enthusiasm) I know it Just as I know spring will como again. Edwards If I could b licvo that. Reeves (in tho same tone) You can't help bolicving it as you livo the next five years; tho air is already electrical with innuirv. Over us tho shadow still hangs, but far in tho west a faint, ever wideninir crescent of licrht tolls of cloar skios beyond. Livo for that time, it's worth living for. Stnko hands witn roe. Let roe carry your knopsack. Believe in the future- Ed wards I'll try. (They clasp hands). Alice IIow much you arc to us, Wal ter? You liavo given us all new life. Reeves I've only begun to do some thin to vou. Now wo are ready to be gin lifo together, and they shall rest oasy Mrs. Edwards Here's your tea, Ja son. Edwards (trying to rise) Help me up. Mrs. Edwards Walt a mlnuto. Lin nle, bring somo wator and a ' towel; Al lie, bring that bowl o'. broth. Don't try to get up, Jason, till I got some more pillows. (Tho women go out). (Edwards struggles to rise, , Rooves puts his arm about his shoulders; as ho does eo a look of borrow passes over tho old man's faco. Ho stares at Rooves, at last whispers) My God, I can't move my feet! Reevos (comnrehendlng) JNO, noi Great God, man, that would be too hor rible. It's only temporary numbness (Edward makes another desperato ef fort and falls back on bis pillow with set despairing faco; a groan bursts from his lips.) No, no It s true I'm paraiyzea: ' Allco (re-entoring, hears, standi for an instant appalled rushes to his si do, Oh, it can't be true I Edwards (on impulse to shield) Shi Don't tell them mother baby f As Alice and Reevos stand horrified, gazing into each othor's eyes, Linnle enters, dancing, whistling.) . Linnio And now wo 11 go back to Boston, won't wo, Allio? . : John lloyle O'Reilly's Opinion. The masses aro poor.ignorantsnd dis organized, not knowing the rights of mankind on the earth, and nover know ing that the world belongs to its living population, because a small class in every country has. taken possession of property and government, and makes laws for its own safety ana the security of its plunder! educating the masses,, veneration after aroncration. Into the be lief that this condition is tbo -natural order and the. law. of God. By long training ,and submission tbo poople everywhere bars come to regard the as sumption of their ruler and owners aa tho law of right and common sense, and their own 'blind instincts, which toll tiiom that all men ouirht to have a plen teous living on this rich planet,' as the prompttngs of evil and disorder. The Qualities we naturally aisnice ana fear In a roan are 'those which insure success under our presont' social order. a 5 . . namely, shrewdness, naraneat, adroit ness, selfishness, the mind to take ad- wantnrrn nf npfs!tv. the will tO tramnlS ' --- - - J i m on the weak .In ..the . canting name of "progress and "civilization." The qualities we love in a man send him to the poor-house gonoroslty, truth, trust fulness, friendliness, unselfishness, ths desire to bolp, the heart to pity, ths mind to refuse prom irom a neignuor a loss or weakness, ths defense of ths weak. ' ' .'. Our '-preeont civilisation is organ tad Injustice and intellectual barbar ism. Our progress is a march to a preci pice. " Th Rurmon on the Mount and natural justice can rale ths world, or tbey can not ii iney can out pramo. ruu. the invention of the devil; if they can t ti.n-dnvll has a riirht to rule if the people let Kim but he ought not W tall f r . 7..,.. , . ,,. ! a . bis rulo tnriauan wfuiMwuu. - t THE BARRUNDIA KILLING. Interesting- Account or the Killing of Con or! lterrundla on Hoard an American Ship, m Oiven ny m Passenger Who Wit nessed the ATklr. New York. Sept ia The Taclflo mall steamship Colon, which reached this port yoatcrday, brought from the isthmus somo of the passengors who wero on board the steamship Acapulco at the time of tho killing of General Barrundla by Guatemalan officers whllo the Acapulco lay in the harbor of San Jose. An eye witness of the tragedy gives the following aocount of the af fair: "The steamship Acapulco left San Francisoo August 13. On her ar rival at Acapulco, Mexico, General Bar rundla, ex-Mlnlster of War of Guatemala, came on board from the Starbuck, a sister ship. He was known to be hostile to the present Government of Guatemala, and it was understood that he was on bis way to San Salvador. He was at tended by two men as body guard, When the ship arrived at Champorlco, Guatemala, the authorities, who had been warned that Barrundla was on board, at once sent off two boat loads oi soldiers and demanded that the General bo surrendered to them. Captain Pitts peremptorily refused to accede to this demand. An attempt was made to co erce him by withholding clearance pa pers. But after a detention of twenty four hours, Captain Pitts persisting In his refusal to deliver General Barrundla without an order from tho Government the vessol was permittod to resume her course "This was August 27, and on the eve of the same day the steamer arrived at San Jose. No sooner had the Acapulco anchored than two boat loads of soldiers were sent off from shore to keep close watch that no one without proper cre dentials should leave the vessel for the shore. Within pistol shot of where the Acapulco lay there wore two United States gunboats. Captain Pitts had telegraphed to their commanding officer from Champerico requesting assistance, but his dispatch was not delivered. Now he mado a personal appeal to them for help. The response was that the men-of-war could do nothing without an order from the port captain. "Next day tho ship was again invaded hv the commandants of a special forco of men, accompanied by another boat load of soldiers. This time tne uuaio roalan officers came furnished with an order of arrest' from the American Minister, Mizner. After being intro duced to Captain Pitts, tho commandant produced his papors and made a formal demand for the delivery of General Barrundia, Then the commandant di rected that all the cabin passengers be ordered below. When this order had been executed, tho entire force ot Guatemalan officers proceeded to Gen eral Barrundla's room, Captain Pitts going with tbem. "As soon as the room was reached Captain Pitts, after deprecating the ne cessity of surrendering his passenger to the authorities, began to read the order for tho General's arrest Genoral Bar rundia had quietly met them at the door, but at once divining that all was over, he reached into the room for his revolvers, and making the remark: 'Very good, fired. The Dan just missea cap tain Pitts, who. together with the com mandant ran to his room, locked the door and hid under the bed, leaving the man-hunting to the special officers. Bar rundia was a short-sighted man and, be ing very nervous, was unable to do any damage, though be chased tbem in and out of the saloon, firing wildly. Atlast the officers dropped him from different points, riddled with shot upon the hur ricane cdeck. The brave commandant thereupon came from his hiding place, walked up to the dead man and fired in to his skull. "The dead body was rolled up in a piece of canvas and aid being sum moned from the other boat as the Gen eral was a very heavy man, the burden was bundled down the gangway into one of the boats and conveyed ashore to be sent to Guatemala where it was interred the next day. The other boat conveying the gallant perpetrators of the deed, their revolvers openly dis played in their hands, made a detour round by the United . States war ships on their way to the shore. As they left the ship some smilingly waved their hands. - . 'Still the incident was not over. The Guatemalans bad to wipe .their feet a little more on the suffering ship and she was not allowed to proceed until ths baggage belonging to Barrundia had been searched, presumably for evidence incriminating others. This was sub mitted to the gunboats still silent and sleepy not a hundred yards away. The Americans on board were full of indig nation and shame at the whole affair. LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN. Convention at San Frnnelaeo Recom mendations of Grand Master Sarffeant. Sajt-Fbahcisco, Sept 11 At the con vention of the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen among the recommenda tions made by Grand Master Sargeat is one that the Brotherhood erect in some central city, a building for offices of ths grand lodge, to cost not leu than 1150, 000. . The grand master also recommends that steps be taken to secure legislation in various States providing against ths employment of Pinker tons or other armed fores in time of strikes. The report of ths grand' secretary and treasurer showed a membership oLl 000 and 863.000 In ths insuranoe fund. Ths report also states that the Brotherhood raised by assessments (459,000 to sup port the great "Q" strike between Feb ruary, 18SS, and January 1, 1S& , ; , TWO WRECKS. A Coach on the Mls.ourl rnnlHo Ooos Dowa nn Km tank meet A Number of rassen Sera Injured Accident to an Eaeurslon Train. St. Lous, Sept 15. The through Kansas City express on the Missouri Pacific railwaj.whlch left St Louis at eight o'clock Saturday night was par tially wrocked at Glencoe switch, about twenty-seven miles west of St Louis. Elovon passengors wore injured, four probably fatally. The St Joseph sleeper loft the track, while the Wichita sleeper almost cleared it The locomotive kept to tho rails. A relief train left here about mid night for the scone of the wreck. At 2:40 o'clock yosterday morning an en gine and baggage car arrived atTwenty second stroot whoro carriages and an ambulance were in waiting to convey the wounded to the hospital The feeble light of the lantorns in the bag gage car, which bad been improvised into a hospital, cost a dull light over the pallid faces of the victims of the wreck. The names of those injured, bo far as could bo learned, are: Mrs. Mary Lott Kansas City, proba bly fatal abdominal contusion. A. C. Daily, Lebanon, Ind., bruises on the head and chest Mrs. A. C Daily, bruises on the face. E. L. Norton, S023 Stoddard street St Louis, internal injuries Mrs. E. L. Norton, dangerous internal injuries and cuts on face and neck. Mr. and Mrs. Norton were conveyed home in carriages and the rest were taken in ambulances to the Missouri Poclfic Hospital. Those not seriously Injured, of whom there were sin, were taken in a special train to Kansas City. Their names could not be ascertained. Only one of the sleepers, the Osage, left the track. All of those hurt wore In that coach, which rolled down an em bankment and was badly wrecked. ' EXCVKSIOX TKAI3T ACCIDENT. Rai-id CfTV, S. D., Sept 15. The Masons to show their appreciation of the new Black Hills & Fort Pierre nar row gauge railroad gave an excursion Saturday. The train was made up of two coaches and a number of flat cars with seats arrangod to accommodate passengers and dopartod from Lead City at 9:43 in the morning. About 200 Ma sons and their families went to make up the excursion party. As tho train was passing a point near Elk creek, twenty-five miles from Dead wood, a large pine tree which had caught flpA from a nassinir engine, fell strik ing the last car, which was packed with human bolngs, killing two people and wounding seven. When the massive piece of timber struck the car a panic took place. Following is the list of the killed and wounded: M. J. Bildlng, engineer of the Golden Star mill at Deadwood, in stantly killed; Mrs. J. K. Snyder, of Lead City, killed; Mrs. J. K. Snyder, leg broken and badly bruised; George Deemor, jeweler of Lead City, finger broken; Mrs. J. E Brooks, of Lead City, severely injured; Mrs. Klingler, of Lead City, slight injuries; J. V. Lillig, In jured in the head; Sam Gilbert badly bruised about the body; a son of Andy Gray, of Lead, severely injured. FIXING THE DISTRICTS. Ilurton's Plan to Prevent Gerrymandering of CongTeeloiml Districts. Wasuisotox, Sept 14. Mr. Burton, of Ohio, has introduced in the House a bill to regulate the division of the re spective States of the Union into Con gressional districts. The bill provides that within twelve months after the passage of an act apportioning to the respoctlve States their quota of mem bers under the consus of 1890, and with in a like period after the apportionment under each succeeding census, such States as are entitled to more than one Representative in Congress shall be di vided into Congressional districts by a State board to be appointed by the Gov ernor of the State. The districts are to consist of contiguous territory; and no district is to have more than one mem ber. No district is to contain more than one-twentieth, more or less, inhabitants than the number which, in the State, entitles it to a Representative. The districts are to be of compact territory, bounded as nearly as may be by the boundary lines of civil subdivisions, or by natural boundaries. Each State Is to have a Districting Board, appointed by the Governor of the State, composed - of four members, oi wnom an equai number shall belong to tne two great political parties of the State, and shall upon taking the oath of office, proceed to divide their respective States into Congressional districts. In addition to the State boards, the bill provides for a National board, con sisting of five members, to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, two members of which shall be long to the two great political parties, and the fifth is to be a person who hat served not less than ten years ' as a Judge either of the Supreme Court of the United States, or of thd District Court of the United States. The fifth member is only to act in case the other members of the board can not agree. The National board is only to act when no apportionment has been made by the State boards, and in such cases where they are unable to agree, and' in such oases its decision Is to be final. In ad dition to the necessary expenses the members of the boards are to .receive a compensation. That of the members of the National board is to' be tlOOO; that of the members of the State boards is to befSUO. NEEDLESS ALARM. Secretary Rusk Talks Intelligently en tho Crop Keport and IU Effect on tlie Grata) Market. Washington, Sept 13. Secretary Rusk in an interview upon the exclte mont in tho grain markets caused by fear of short crops said: "Of course, the fact that there was a slight falling off in the quantity of crops had an effect upon the markets but tho tendoncy has boon upward, as far as prices are con cerned, on all the cereals, I attribute the increase to other causes than the shortage in the crops. The statement that this has been the lightest yield for twenty years I can not agree with. Grain operators watch our bulletins very closely and they no doubt make thoir calculations on the basis shown in them. So far as the information that we recolvo is concerned, it comes from a thousand different sources. Their ob ject is to prevent great fluctuations." "You do not apprehend any sorlous squeeze?" Why not a bit The Government reports have considerable Influence in checking any complicated corner, and every body is enabled to know the pre else condition of the crop. As they prevent fluctuation rather than lncreass it the more frequent they are mads the more gradual and pacific the condi tion becomes." "Is it a fact that the report is th most unfavorable one ever issued?" "Not at all. The cotton crop is ex traordinarily good. Oats aro probably lower than they have been for twenty years, but tuat Is the only weak point with the exception of the barley crop, which was very prolific last year, how over." "How is the quality?" "Uniformly fair, except as I have stated, with oats, which are not only short, but poor in quality. The barley crop is merely good. I think that this country should raise less wheat and im port less barley. We export wheat and Import barley, and there is no reason why we should not raise it all The exportation of corn this year will be about the samo. This is not very large, however, as foreign nations eat but very little corn. I think that on the whole there is no cause for any trepidation on the part of those controlling the mar ket" TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT. The Little Republic or 8wltsrrland Hat a Revolution On Her llands. Lospox, Sept 13, The news of rev olution in Switzerland is the most in teresting topic of the hour. Details ol the uprising are difficult to procure, me Fadera.1 authorities havihs maintained a telegraph censorship which would do credit to the more despotic neighbors ol the little democracy. Ymm thn nalna taken to check con munication between the disaffected Canton and the outside world, and from thn nhaenco of anv encourairinir official announcement by the Federal Council it is feared that the revolt may be more vidoanrnad in Its effects than the brief dispatches permitted to pass the censor ship would indicate. Ticlno. the Canton now In rebellion, has, however, a more turbulent record than her slater Cantons, and the news of the present trouble is therefore less alarming than if the offending Canton was one of those wbicb naa always maintained a peaceable and loyal de meanor. According to advices the revolution ists formed a provisional governmens and convoked a popular assembly, which declared the existing Government and the Grand Council dissolved ana oraerea general elections for next Sunday. The insurgents hold Lugano, Mendraho, Chiasso and Locarno. The Bundesrath was culled in extra session and ordered Federal troops to be sent to the scene of the disorders. The populace support the insurgents and the civic guard occupied the telegraph office, thus preventing the supporters of the Cantonal Govern ment from communicating by telegraph with each other or with the National Government " PESKY POTT A WATO M I ES. Fosslng- on the Reservation Three of tho Leaders Killed. Toper A, Kan., Sept 13. Information has reached this city that the counoll of the Prairie band of Fottawatomies held a few days ago on the reservation in Jackson County terminated in the killing of three of the leaders and the wounding of several others. There are two bands, one known as the Big Soldier band and the other the Little Soldier band.'. They met In council to consider the President'! order requiring them to sectlonize. The Little Soldiers' band are all Indi ans and are in the majority, and favor of taking their lands as the order indi cates. The Big Soldier band is com posed of full bloods, halt breeds and white men who have intermarried and been adopted into full membership with the nation. This is the turbulent party and op poses the order to sectloniss with vio lent threats against their great father and his supporters. This feeling is en couraged by the white "Indians," who, it is Bald, misrepresent the situation and the President's order and were tho cause of the riot The minority party have among them shrewd advisers who incite others leu Informed to carry out their schemes. There Is a delegation of the better ele ment of both bands in the Territory for the purpose of looking at the country with a view to making it their future TTad thor been vreseflt' at 'the council the riot probably would not save nappeneo, , ,, t , ,.u x