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ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, JULY 5, 1894. NO. 45. A I- n CORPORATIONS. Debate In the Senate on Taxing BmaU Corporations. im AMENDMENTS ARE OFFERED. IlwHoaM flat Into ft Series of Deadlocks Over the New Meilee Statehood BUI Mom Hawaiian lorrwpoua ence Transmitted. Wasuinoton, Jose 28. Only eleven eeuators were in the chamber when Vice President Stevenson rapped to or der yesterday. Twenty minutes were spent awaiting the appearance of a quorum. A bill to amend the act pro viding (or the time and place (or hold ing terms of the United States court in the state of Washington was passed. The debate on the income tax pro . visions of the tariff bill was resumed. The pending amendment was that of - ihv Allison t'j-TOmpt-wtponrtions, companies or associations having a capital stock of less than 100,000, and Mr. Hill Immediately took the floor. The theory of this Income tax, he said, was that the Incomes from individual Investments, unless they exceeded 14,000, should not be subject to the tax. llut no such limitations existed as to corporations, lie could see no reason for the distinction. He thought some amendments had been adopted that would give a small corporation the lame exemption granted to individuals. Mr. Vest, in reply to Mr. Hill, said that under the present system of taxa tion, the tariff system, the citizens paid upon consumption. It was unjust and unequal. The poor paid practical ly as much as the rich. Property and Incomes, in his opinion, should pay (or the protection of the government. Why should taxes be levied not upon the property but upon the wants of the citizen? The $4,000 exemption to in dividuals, whether the figure was the correct one or not, was the amount fixed bb the cost of living. Corpora tions consumed nothing; they were en titled to no exemption, and should have none. Mr. Vest thought the bill was pecu liarly just and considerate of corpora tions. If the rule that applied to indi viduals was to be applied for corpora tions the exemption of J 4,000 should be allowed corporations large and small, Mr. Smith offered the amendment of Mr. Mcl'herson, to exempt dividends of corporations to individuals not ex ceeding (4.000. The amendment was laid on the table. .11 to 24. Mr. Hill immediately reoffend the amendment reducing the dividends ex empt to f3,00l). This amendment wus lost, HO to 33. Mr. Hill modified the amendment so - is to exempt dividends not exceeding $l.m lost, iU to SI. Mr. Hoar offered an amendment to exclude from the operation of the tax joint stock companies whose members receive as a share of the profits less than $4,000. Lost, 20 to 'Hi, Mr. 11111 again modified his former amendment so as to reduce the exemp tion to 81,000. Lost, 23 to 32. Mr. Allison then said all attempts to eliminate the injustice to small stock holders in corporations having fulled, he would renew the amendment he of fered earlier In the day fixing a limita- ' tion upon the capital stock of compa nies to be subjected to the tux. lie modified the amendment, however, so as to exempt corporations having a capital stock of less than $80,000 in stead of $100,0(in. Lost, 34 to 31. Mr. Hoar offered his amendment to exempt joint stock companies, corpor ations and associations whose incomes do not exceed 84,000. Lost 34 to 40. Mr. Hill offered an amendment to the end of section 60 to exempt corpor ations created by the states which, by the terms of their incorporation, are required to pay a special tax on their earnings, dividends and franchises to the state, other than the general tax, The amendment was defeated 35 to 30. Mr. Aldrich offered an amendment to rxaept savings banks organized on the mutual plan, solely for the benefit of their depositors. It was accepted. Mr. Vest, In the same connection, of fered an amendment, which was agreed to, exempting mutual savingB banks conducted for the benefit of depositors in the state of Delaware. Mr. Pcffer proposed an amendment, which was lost, to strike out the ex emption made in the finance com mittee amendment to section 02, In the case of salaries of state, county end municipal officers. Mr. Hill moved to amend section 00, to provide for the inspection of ac counts of corporations subject to the tax so as to limit the time of inspec tion to the period between March 1 and August 1. After some further debate, without action on Mr. Hill's amend ment, the senate at 0:30 adjourned. TI1K HOUSE. Washington, June 28. The house got into a series of deadlocks over the New Mexico statehood bill. The bone of contention was an amendment, ori ginally .proposed by Mr. Smith (rep.), of Illinois, requiring the public schools to teach the English language. The consideration of the bill was not con cluded at the hour of adjournment. ( A cablegram'' from the French gov ernment acknowledging the action of congress relative to the death of Presi dent Carnot was laid before the house, also a message from the president transmitting the latest Hawaiian cor respondence. . . ' A resolution w,as adopted extending the appropriation for the current fiscal year for thirty days frotn the 30th In stant, as the senate will not bo able to acton any appropriation bills before the expiration of the fiscal year. The bill pivtflf the llrainard 4 North ern Mlnuoola Hailway Co. a right pf way. 'brraigh the Leech Lake Indian reset was passed, also a bill authorizing the construction of a foot and wagon bridge over the St Croix between Wisconsin and Minnesota. At U0 f. m. the noun adjoined. .LASTBUTOE The Senate Nearlng the End of the Tariff Bill THE INCOME TAX CLAUSE FINISHED. Mr. Hoar Protests Against Keeping the Tarlll Before the Senate ta the El elosloa of All Other Business Mew Mexico Admitted. Washington, June 39. Mr, Hoar started a series of filibustering ma neuvers yesterday in the senate which seemed to indicate that it might lie the purpose of republicans to use the joint restitutions passed by the house Wed nesday to continue for thirty days after June 30 the appropriations of the present fiscal year to blockade the tar iff bill. The resolution must be passed before July 1, when all annual appro priations cease. As soon as the senate met, Mr. Hoar made the point of no quorum:ji.iJwre were only saven sea-. ators present. Twenty-five minutes were spent awaiting the appearance of a sufficient number to proceed with business. Mr. t'ockrell, chairman of the appro priations committee, then renewed his motion of last night to refer the reso lution to his committee. Mr. Hoar superseded this with one that took pre cedence, moving to require with in structions to report back as an amend ment the sundry elvil appropriation bill as It passed the house. Mr. Hoar consumed the remainder of the morn ing session. He protested against keeping the tariff bill before the sen ate to the exclusion of all other legis lation, saying that when the mojorlty asked the minority to continue exist ing appropriations in order to press a bill that the minority believes in jurious, they asked too much. When the' hour of 1:30 arrived the question of disposal of tho resolution gave way to the tariff bill. The pend ing amendment Was that of .Mr. Hill to limit the time to the period between March 1 and August 1 of each year, when the books of corporations should, be open to inspection. Upon this there ensued a protrude;! discussion. Messrs. Chandler, Teller, Mumlerson and Alli son' participating. Consideration of the income tax provisions of the tariff lull was completed at 12i3j. Then Mr. Hill made a motion to strike out the ' income tax feature. Lost. 34 to 40. Three demojruK Hill, Murphy and Smith, voted for Hill's motion M strike out, and MePhersou was paired for it. (If the republicans, mx. Iliinsbrough, Mitchell, of Oregon. Pettigrew, Power, iShoupand Teller voted against the mo tion and Dubois was so paired. The populists all voteil against the motion, The tax on playing cards was fixed at 3 cents per pack. When section 82. relating to the tax on re-distilled spirits, was reached Mr. Piatt moved to exempt ' spirits used in arts and manufactures from the opera tion of the Internal revenue tax. Lost. Section 88, which advances the tax on distilled spirits from 00 cents to $1.10 a gallon, was discussed at consid erable length. Mr. l'effer offered an amendment to fix the tax on beer at $1.50 a barrel, Lost. Mr. Aldrich moved to make the In creased whisky tax go into effect im mediately on the passage of the bill. Adopted. Mr. Pcffer moved to lieemtse the bonded period from eight to three years. Lost. Mr. Perkins proposed an amendment providing special bonded warehouses for fruit brandies. Lost. Mr. Allen proposed an amendment to levy an adddltional tax of 5 cents per gallon. In addition to the $1.10 on all distilled spirits remaining in bond more than four years. Lost. Thecommitteearnendmeht fixing the tax at 81. 10 and extending the bonded period to eight years was then agreed fa without division. Mr, Daniel offered an amendment to repeal the section of existing law pro viding that vvi'ry farmer or planter selling leaf tobacco shall make a state ment, verified byoath.astotheamount pf his sales and make his refusal to do so a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $.100: agreed to, Noctlon lot, the last but one of the' bill, providing for the repeal of the reciprocity provisions of the .McKinlev bUl and the abrogation of all agree ments under it, was reached lust before 7 o'clock. Mr. Hale moved to strike it out. As this motion would bring up the whole Question of reclnrocltv it I could not be disposed of last night, and ! ..... ....I. tl.nWa.in.n ai 7 n'..l....l &.1- ! journcd. the iiousrc, Washington, June 30. Among the bills that passed the house yesterday was one for the relief of the trustees of the Presbyterian church of llethel Springs, Tenn. , on account of the occu pancy of the church by troops in the civil war. A bill also passed to amend the ju diciary act of August 18, 1888. It pro vides that receivers or managers ap pointed by the United States court may be sued without the permission of the appointing court just as the origi nal corporation might have been sued. Several navy bills were passed, r.nd then the bill for the admission ot New ; Mexico was taken up. It passed, with out division.' The house then took np the bill to construct a hall of records In this city. At 4:18 the quorum disappeared and : the nouse aujournea. Prominent t'llaton Cltlten Drop Dead. folate; Mo., June So. J. T. lilce, a leading merchant of this city, dropped dead at his home last night He had, been subject to lung hemorrhage, and; remarked Just before death that he felt llko his chest waa full of blood. He was a native of New York. He leave, a family, The hill ore:itinr Li'Kir il-iv a na tional holiday hii bjrana a law, for Mr.' lamming, of Jie York, who first Introduced tho bill, took it tl the president and had It signed. BILL The (Senate Through with the Tariff Bill In Committee. PEFFER'S TAX ON ALIENS TABLED. The Home Afreet to the Beulattoa ot the Election! Committee Declaring Mr. Black, of Georgia, Klected Frlvate Pensions. a Washington, Jnne 30. At the open ing of the senate yesterday the joint resolution appointing Charles M. An derson, of Ureenville, O.; Sidney O. Cooke, of Herrington, Kan., and A. L. Pearson, of Pittsburgh, Pa., members of the National Home of Disabled Vol unteers was.passed. Mr. Sherman's resolution directing the committee on inter-state commerce to inquire into the advisability of reg ulating by law the use of sleeping or parlor cars was also adopted. The joint" resolution confinulhg"ttie annual appropriations thirty days after June 80 was adopted. The tariff bill was taken up and Mr. Veit moved an amendment to the clause repealing the reciprocity feature products Is as yet smaller and lots urgent tban of the McKinley bill. Agreed to. I was cipeeted. Buyers apparently wait for Senator l'effer offered as a new sec lower Prices of iron and steel products, which ! , ,.,.,, !.,., i....i,,.(, J manufacturers are slow tp give In view of ihe tion the amendment levying a tax of ln(,reMea 0, merU,B . production. 50 per head on all aliens landing In , After a suspension of half the working force the United Statos-to engage in Indus- for more than a month It was expected that or trial occupations, which was tabled, 46 "era tor products would o very largo, but In to .i stcud there Is general ouuipluhil of dullness ' ' snd narrow demand, and prices of Bessemer Mr. Jones then asked unanimous con- p oml some finished forms are allttle weaker, sent to make a number of amendments Although tho working force hus evidently In overlooked as the bill waa being con- creased, several establishments have stopped aidered. The amendments were agreed r"' orders, or because no settlement . i, i j v regarding wugtofor the coming year has yet to as fast as rend. Most of them wars ,, TO,ci,a. very unimportant. Textile manufacturers are embarrastied by The duty on silk (paragraph 208), par- tto near approach of probable change In the tially manufactured from cocoons, was f"1"' "! which cannot yet be calou a i . n . tl lsled. In spite of this reason for deferring or- flxed at 10 percent! thrown or spun ders and purchasci, the number of mills uult silk, 80 per cent. velvets and other ting work Is not yet ss long as was expected, pile fabrics, 91. SO per square yard; for there appears a little more demand from plush, ?1 per square yard. The reel- 'nler nl Jobbers, , n cleanlng-up pro r .. . , . . .1. ,i.. cess has been oceelerstel.wlth success by con procity provision relating to the duty a,fiomia Mle ooltoX,, but all orders on petroleum was changed so as to arc still limited and the i fuiulatlon of goods make the duty to be lef ied against pe- continues. i K,'i troleuin imported from other countries imposing a duty on American petrole um 40 per cent. Section 0 of the inter nal revenue was amended bo as to pro hibit liquors made of sugars and mo lasses being entered in bonded ware houses. The duty on precious stones, cut, but not set, was fixed at 23 per cent.', U set, 80 uncut precious stones, u. Tka fBtat Kilt h. Mnnilln,, tn ... . ... ..... . .... senatmat (:. . Mr. Mauderson moved to adjourn until Monday, which was lost-25to M. f th. v,.nlli-o uulnn hl,.h fllnwl the motion was agreed to, and at o:10 the senate adjourned until Monday, TIIK llOUBIi. AVasuinhtok, June :m, With the ex ception of a short time the day in the house was consumed by a filibuster over the contested election case of Wat son against lllaek in the Tenth Georgia district. The filibuster was led by Itt p- resentative Pence (pop.), who contested every inch of ground even after the aid nf t.hn enrnmlUno nn miles lin.l linen In. ll Tl, tl flnll i,.l,,l,t. ened out, and the resolution of the com mittee on elections declaring Mr. Black elected was agreed to, only the popu lists dissenting. A few minor bills were passed early In. the day, snd some resolutions to pay the salaries and funeral expenses of deceased employes of the house were agreed to. At 4::i0 the house re cessed until 8 p. ra., the evening ses sion bein devote 1 to private pension bills. Coal Operators Meet, PiTTsunto, Kan., June 80. A meet ing of the coal operators doing busi ness in the district comprising Craw ford and Cherokee counties was held yesterday afternoon for the purpose of eating the official stumpof the inspector establishing a uniform rate in thc0f ordnance and In subjecting speci price of coal in the district and mens already stamped and separated which they hopo will stop tho 1 fr c(1sting for test to treatment differ ruinous outting policy of the past and ' ent from that received by the castings not only insure better prices for the which would result in delivering to the ooul, but also a morcratlsfitctnry ud- r nitoil Status castings of a quality In justment bf wages to the miners. A feHor to the specimens oHhut quality committee of active coal operators was required by the contract of said corn appointed to consult all others In the puny wth the I'nited States, district and call another meeting In hi the hearing before I'nited States the near future ' commissioner, Lieut. W. Irving Chain- Ills KclgHtl.in Bead. tor testilicd to the details of the Paiiis, June :io.-ln the chamber of chitrpe as set forth In the affidavit, deputies yesterday tho vice president The hearing was continued until next read President Caslmir-I'erler's letter Tuesday. of resignation of the presidency of the chamber. In It he Bays that he relied j upon the confidence of the republicans in order to enable him to fulfill the heavy duties Imposed upon him, and concluded with the wordsi "I will never betray the republic," Instructed for a gtralght Ticket Doiior Citv, Kan., Juno 30. The ocmocriiucco ivenuuuu r oru couoyr selected as delegates and aHcrnates to the state convention the following: A., j. . . . S. Uempscy. R. K. Kcldmeyer and J. Ellis; alternates, W. F. Petilllon. 1). P. Kaglln and K. O. Hornecker. They were instructed to favor a straight democratic state ticket. i Botler County Against Fusion. Ei.nim.UNi, Kan., June 30. A dcle- . . .i , . . gate convention of the democrat, of Jiuiier cuuuiy nus iicm 111 nun city yesterday and nominated, delegates to the state oonventlou pledged against fusion. Fo.tma.ter at Wichita, Kan. Wasiiisotov. June 3n. -The aenati. In executive session yesterday, made public the following nomination: Post- master, Kansas, Thomas (i, Fitch, at Wichita. ( ' ' ' ' " '' leland Made Becelver. Wasiiiottox, Juno 30,-The oomp- trailer of the currency yesterday ap- pointed Cyrus A- l.cland, of Eldorado, Kan., receiver of the State natiortaj I bank of Wichita, Tne cash balance In the treasury I. t IS,33I0, of which W,303.8l.'i is gold reserve. The withdrawals from th. 1TBCI HI TTIHIM!TU1I 41 I'll! WIO ub-treasnry t New York Friday ag- greeted 81,I7.V, of which $275,010 waa for shipment to Canada. Thli leaves the true amount of the reserve fWWlS, TRADE REVIEW. Crop Prospect. Grow Better a. the Harvest Draws Nearer. GOODS CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE. Better Orders la waateae-MMU Huylng CaotlooilT- Wheat aail Cora Decline A Heavy Crop of Cera Expected Fork Lowe! -Failures. V- . Niew York, .June JO. R. -11, Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says: The great strike of coal miners has ended ftt most points, but another throuten to luturrupt business more seriously for a time, though the number of hands engaged Is comparatively small. Travel and trulnu lire well ulgb arrest ed on ftbout twenty western roads already, and strikes are threatened on ail roads which uhq Pullman oars. On the whole, other changes during tbo week have been for the butter. Muny ( manuiacturlna esUbllKamputH which were topped by want of fuel have roNuroed. The I Aanlotlnn nf Inn trMUiin, M.nm h.y h..n checked by the voluntary deposits of gold by New Vcrkauka- Export? "tgold have almost teased. Congress has made much progress to wurd final disposition of the tariff question. Crop prospects grow better as the harvest draws nearer. The resumption of work In mines and mills has made good progress, but the demand for nuiuewimt ooiter orciensai vuoicns, purlieu larly In low-prlcod all-wgntaoods and In cluy diagonals and worsted f Mois, though not largo in amount, give Hup f larger trutle. Hut the mills are buying cautiously, nud sales of wool fell below lastjftHras.fSS.Tiw pounds for Ihe week, agar&ett,lA4goU In four weeks of June sales, tweycars Bgo were 23.7w.'i50 ' puni,. Ust ,ml only WW and this your 1 1, uc7,s.4 pounds. Orowers and other holders w""1 "m "isposcd to demand hUreer prices than can now bo paid, w r:tpts from the In- tvrior arejllioral auaTxt4hj present de- mand. L Wheat has declined 2 cents, the year closing Wia Insignificant exports for four weeks ot Jl"" 'v -M' bu"ul!l from Atlantlo ports, ugiiiust 0.917,44 last yosr, while western re ceipts have been n,&0.tBU for tho same weeks, agulnst s.ulo,043 last year, a much smaller de rrcuse. Corn has declined Hot a cent, receipts being lurger than of wheat, and a heavy crop Is expected. Pork products are also a shade lower. Cotton has yielded a sixteenth, as specula tion agulnst Ihe enormous stocks in sight grows tiresome. This week the failures hnve been 214 In the United States against iiu7 lost year and thlrty- nvc In Canada ugslost twenty-seven Inst your. Of lute the number und Importance of fullurcs 0ve InoMSled a little, Ss it Is near the Close , half . FRAUDS ON THE GOVERNMENT Prominent Plillaileliililiuil Arrested on a Charge of Conspiracy. PmtAur.i.i"iiiA, June TO. M. II. Hick ley, president; Frederick Belt, super intendent, and ,1. T. Anderson, of tile Pennsylvania Mcel t asting A, Machine Co., were arrested by Deputy United States Marshal Myers yesterday, charged with conspiracy in perpetrat ing frauds upon the United States gov ernment in furnishing steel gun cast ings. The affidavit upim which the arrest was made charges that on or about May IS, 1804, the defendants conspired to defraud the Unlteil St:ites by uupll Miners' strike hit, Kkvada, Mo., June no. The long continued strike of coal miners In the Rich Hill coal district wus piwtleally settled yusterday at a mass meeting of miners, held at Muddy Bridge In north Vernon. The understanding Is an agreement was reached by which the miners will all rn-uuie work at once. j lie until. n ill u b. The miners are to hire tlielr own weigh- have t,,er , doctors and buy , f 0 , r Nt ruck by a Train. TjIDEhty, Mo., June 30. John Hasel- tine, of Scranton, Kan., while walking oh the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway track at a point near-Minna- ville yesterday, was struck by the cast bound passenger of that road, due here b u.w, jiin teiL arm u'lu ..huh hwh Men Bn(, h Mml iu- at 5:40, His left arm and loft leg were juries that may result In death, Bear Admiral Temple Dead. Wasiiixotos, June!. Hear Admiral milium ureeuvuw i , u. n. retired, aged 70 years, uiett ycstenin y 0 pop1ey t !' ffai iuients. Ills folth waa """out warning, Firs la Carthage Woolen Mills. Cabthaor, Mo., Jane 30, The Car- thage woolen mill suffered loss by fire last night to the amount of over W.ooo. The re started in the picking room and consumed stock and machinery, Joge Heou auialned. OlTMHrg, Ok., June 30. The supreme f1 "la, ...stained Judge Scott ? W" ? fM tto and rown to ten dnys In J .11, and 250 Uno - . . ,. . . m ' ''"- Tho democratic state convention of Arkansas ha adjourned after oomnlet- ( ng the state ticket by the nomination lirfj, r.lliWhlofA.rlM(W.jajUknr. KINDNESS. : Llteesnelterlngrock when the simoom Isnlgbl Like spring la the desert embowered we nod; 1&EXi2Z22 cllncd' Is the augel of kindness, la sympathy's guise, To the weak and the weary, ho falnl by the way; Who taint and are sad, as life's cherished prlie Is wrenched from the graap la the heat ot the a. II comes like the rainbow, gorgeous and bright; Og the brow of the cloud, portentous and dread; Itcomn like tht daybreak of Ood'i bleaicd light, When the night baa ban long and wars have been abed, 'Tls the song and refrain that the glad angels lang When the Peace-Prlooe waa cradled la porer ty'a arms; And sood-will to morula from Heaven outnng. Whose solace and succor humanity warms O, these words are the sweeten in a arth or In Heaven! Kindness and charity-peace and good wlll Tlll a love that la Uodllke to all may be given, And bach human heart with kindness ahall IhrllL -L'hIc P. fc Bantell la Chrlstlea tuQuirer. WONDERFUL WHISTLER. How Hie Aooompliehment Won a Valuable Customer. It was a perfect night and the Incom ing ocean lines teemed poised between two firmaments, so truthfully were the atari reflected lu the placid sea. The hour was late and gradually tlie pas sengers drifted away Into the bril liantly lighted salons, or sought their staterooms for a few hours' straying upon the invisible Islands of Dreums; and only a few were still haunting the deck's moon-flecked promenade. Suddenly the scholarly looking and spectacled young man from Chicago, who had been sittiug quietly among a group of friends, with his eyes turned somewhat wistfully toward Jhe not now distant homelands, began to whistle softly a street eong that hud lingered in his mind since, he heard it on the wharf Clip day lie sailed. Hit companions listened In delighted sur prise. Never from mortal lips had Is sued more dulcet sounds; the voices of a hundred nightingales were all con' densed to form the liquid tweetness of his cotes. The atraggling groups ot loungers all about the deck drew near and listened in entranced delight "Bravo!" "lincorel" "Encore!" came from every tides and warbling the changes of various melodies, he finally thrilled hit hearers with the measures of dear Jlomo, Sweet Home." Silence, deeper than all uttered praise, settled on every soul Only the music Boated upon the listening air, Bright eyes smiled out across the sea through mists of homesick tears, and Helen Harper, who was standing near the Hag, furled for the night close round Its lofty staff, reached up to loosen a starry fold and draw it down across her lotely lips. "Well," taid her mothor, her brisk voice broken by a sudden closing in her throat "I remember of rending, years ago, a poem entitled 'iVhlstling in Heaven,' The Idea scemei strange almost Irreverent to mo then, but 1 am now fully prcpurcd to think thut tho angels' songs may well have such acconipanlinunts!" "How did you acquire such an un usual accomplishment, Mr, K?" asked tho younger woman "Hid you, like IHuwalhu, learn of every bird Its lan guage'"' "1 think Whittlcr's description of the 'burefoot boy with check, ol tun' echoing nil the voices uf the Holds would picture my childhood days bet ter," he answered. And then, turning to Mrs. Harper, he sulil: "Your remark reminded me of an, eg pcrlence I had a nim.hcr i years ago although I guess, It's pretty lute for story telling. 11 Do let us have itl they all ex claimed. II r. K. looked out over the ttar- gemmed waters reflectively, "It wus more years uso than I realised when I recalled the Incident," lie said, "1 wits little more than a boy aud had Just started In, with a capital of hopes, to malie my own way In the world, 1 was traveling for a wholcsalo house in Chicago and covered small Inland towns within a radius ot a few hun dred miles of that center. While rea sonably successful everywhere else, 1 was kept disiatislluU by the fact that the largest dealer In a Michigan village in my circuit would have nothing to do with mo. The home firm observed with displeased surprise that Mr. Gray's name wus never on my order sheet, and time after time I renewed iny solicitations for his patronage, only to tic grumy and unceremoniously dis missed. "One rainy day In early spring 1 was In the town, aud as my way led past his door I gathered my courage for a last attack. There was the usuul terse dialogue, and then the proprietor turned abruptly away and went lutu Jus little private olllcc, which, was built up like a huge pos In the center of the storueoruclUiug after the. fashion of 'J'lui Musinn'atcr'adcn in tho olllcc of j the Cheery Wo Brothers, j "Outside the rain poured, furiously, and I sat down on an empty cracker j box to wait for It to slacken, 1 begun whittling In an undertime, as much to ' rally my spirits as anything, 1 guess, j and presently the door of the oo en-; closed the width of a couple of ii.ches and the rasping yolce of the obdurate storekeeper called: " 'John, who't that7 " 'The younjj man from Chicago, sir,' answered the lanky youth, respect-1 fully. "I nnlshed the air. i " Vohu,' came the voice again, 'tell blra he might give -is another tune.' "1 complied, and at its close the dealer wo titling beside me on the ( cracker box, I 'J 'Uive me your book, young man,' , be said; 'when you want an order for your house hcrr you can just whislla i for If "He tlapped hit hand dewn on hit knee end laughed at lit) swn lokfas4 Highest of an to Letrenlng Povtr. Lttsit U. S. Gov't Rtfmt mm i r j aatoulshed mo by giving me at ouce e largu and Important order, That wtt the beginning ot it He became one of our best customers, always insisting, however, upon the fulfillment ot taf part of the contruct A little lutlght into hit character proved that the somewhut harsh exterior oovered a heart us bi.; and tender at a friend could possibly desire, and the years of our acquaintance resolved our relatloni into those ot remarkable coufldenoe and comradeship" Mr. K. paused, the terlout look tlcep entug on tus tuce. "And then?" Helen Uarper kntw that there must bo mora to the story. "Our acquaintance had covered a period ot three years," he resumed, "In creasing all the time In Intimacy and mutual esteem, and ono day at we re turned from e lute drive through the country together Mr. Gray laid, with a lltllo nervous shifting of the llnet aud ucutch in hit usually smooth voice: 'K., I've a furor to auk ol you. I'm a Hull tort ol a man, at you have reason to Jtiiow, but 1 know you'll give me credit for a reasonable share ot com mon sense. What 1 want to tay It this: You've been coming to thlt town for quite a spell now, aud like at not you'll keep right on coming as long it you're on the road, livery time you have been here for the lust three years you have been In my ttore, aud you've humored theoldmun by sitting there along lu the twilight und whittling for him. And I tell yon now, wherever I am that music Is goo.! enough for me. Now, my boy, when you come here again and go Into my storo to nsk for me they will tell you thut 1 am dead, I know It, We need make no words about It, And then I want you to take tills horse and drive over the hill to that little ceme tery you can just see up there, and find where tiioy have laid me, Then (non sense, boy, 1 know what 1 am talking about!)! want you to sit dotvu on the mound that covert me and whistle. Whistle the hymut end tonga, the aim from the operaa and the tongt ot the street, any and all of them-' "I expottulated with him, referred him to his perfect health and tried to laugh away hit morbid fancy, but It would not da In a minute I had promised and hit haud had closed over mine with the eai'Dusti 'Thank you, lad, thunli you. I shall hoar you!1" The women drew their wraps a little closer, und one of the men taltl, nerv ously: "Dcucd uncomfortable statomont!" "Well," continued Mr. K "I wtt sent on another route after that and It was nearly a year before I again vis ited Mr. tlruy's town. 1 hod heard nothing from him In that time and our odd agreement did not occur to me until 1 saw the unfamiliar facet at the store. 1 ashed fur my old friend only lu learn that ho had been dead three months, and I am not ashamed to suy tluit ii chill, sho-per than thut of the autumn air, ran over me when 1 remembered my prom ise lit our last meeting. I frank ly own that 1 tried to get out of It, but tuking the horso 1 drove out to his pleasant home, just on tho edge ot town, ls widow greeted me very kindly end 1 at once made known my errand, which waa to secure hor con tent to the canceling of my rashly made agreemeut To my surprise the held me to lit fulfillment " 'Mr. Orey was very much in earn est when he mule lib singular re quest, 1 am lure,' the laid. 'A few moments before he died he told me to tell you that he would be listening, 1 did not understand what lie meant then, but you have brought the expla nation. ) must insist upon your keep ing your promise to my husband.' "Well, I drove up over the hill to the 111 He cemetery that he had pointed otttf and while the glow faded from tbe western iky and shadows grow and purpled Into twilight, I tat upon the grave and whistled Just as I had prom ised, perfectly conscloui all the while that he waa listening." Tho story waa dona and the little group had su'd "good night," llut tho teller of the tale, Herman II, Kohlsaat, now publisher of the Chleugo Inter Ocean, still tat in the moonlight, softly whistling and thinking how u shaft ol liquid silver wus shining In a window that he knew, touching the sunny hood of his own Hub) Kutherlne, who, like Thackeray'! little maiden, would toon ha wukliig:uud making a prayer et noma fur him. Uraco Uuflie Uoe, in Chicago Post To lie Called Elijah, Children hare bxien admirably drilled in Iliblu iletalt They know more alunit It than three-fourths of their tfuuday school touchers. They hare learned the story of Moses till they can say Has put as tho multiplication table, llut 1 do not find any living in terest In Mosct, There It one of the grandest 11 to stories in history, end they socm to have no feeling about It And that need not be so. I remember one of my bunday school teachers In Chicago telling me bow troubled the had been because she we afraid she was not making the ttoriee of the prophetvintcrcttiagto berboya llut one day shcVnt comforted, for the heard from the aiother of oneot them that the lad had come home tho Hnnday before, and, after titling tllent awhile, suddenly burst out at the din ner table: "Well, 1 do think Elijah wus e one fellow; and, if ever I have a kid ol my own, I mean to call him Klijuhl" Uf course, it I only a rare teacher who can teach that way. Drok Hereford, '" IS yVbilenc's Fraternal Societies. AT. AND A, H. -Benevolent Lodge, Ho, . vs. meets first and third tfonriav ava. nlngt In ceoh mouth at Mssonle ball, corner . U Worley, secretary visiting brethren WV1UU1IW ODIBN WOOPHM OF AMERICA- Oenip Mo. MB, meets every Friday nig nt of eai tibors welcome, A.L. BuaseL V. 0.: f en nwiiiii in A. 01 r. nan. vil itln Bnuon weicom urphy.uierk. pRAHD ARMY OF IHK RIPUBLIO IT Abilene IMit Ho, el, tneeta at the Odd Fellowa1 hall, entuitid and fnnrth afnmilav evenlnaiof eaoh month. All comrades are Invited to meat with us. D. H. Metaier, F. U.l.W. 8, Anderson, Adjutant, OMAN RKI.IKF OORPS-HO. meets alternate Wednesday aftar. noons at a:J0 o'clock 111 X, of F, hall. Mrs, Mary X, Paul, nroeldent: Mrs. O. J Fetera. secretary. a wnrvwip nnnvD trntainn wAovuia f Abilene bodge No. H, meets every Thursday evening In IhcKnhiht. of Prthlaa hall. I., I. Gray. M. W : Bfohard Warlni. recorder. 1NDKPKNDKNT ORDER ODD FELLOWS Western Home lodge, No, CO, nweu MVerjf leedsy evening In Odd follows' hall. Orll. eersi Noble Grand, Geo. Etherlne-ton: Sec retary, L. I.lpi. Visiting brethren cordially welcome. DOYAL ARCH MAtONs-Oynu Chapter, No. 2s. meets tn Maatmln liall on tlia second and fourth Fridays of each month. B. a Jacobs, H. F, J. L, Worley, ate ro tary SRDER EASTERN ITAR-Auliene Ohap terlll, meets In tin Masonic lull on nrst and third Tuesday evening! of each month. Mrs. Mary M. Nalll, Worthy Mat ron. Mist Blsnolie Frit, eeoretary. JtailWovj Time Tables. UNION PACIFIC. , win nousn. No.l-Nlght Ixpreit..,, 9:M. n, No,7-UmltedKipresi. t:ttp.m. No.-Freliht..,', 4 M a. ra, a.ll-FreHnu, ,,,...,.......iot a. HIT aousu. . No. t-Kannsi City Fait Mall 1 80 a. m. No, a Limited eapreu II .lea, av No. 14-rrelght 1:40 nm. No, li-atooi Freight 7 10 p. a. Dally eicept sunder. ATCHISON, TOPEKA A SANTA FK, K0BT1I BOUND, Pnnengor ilnliy S:K)r m, Acoouimodatlon dally li:J5 p. m, SOUTH BOUND, Paisenger dally IU p, m. Accommodation dally t :U p, ni. iausa naixcii, Densrti. ...1:10 s. Dl. ,.ll:4Jp. ra, Freight Arrh-sa. Passenger 1:40 p, m. Accommoil&tion 11:40 a. m, All Banla Fo trains dally except Sunday. BOCK ISLAND. WHIT BOUXD, No, n-I,onal Freight and aooom . , 11 : 11 a. ra, No, rr-Ciiloago Mall and Expren,..t:U P, m. IAIT BOUgu, No. as-Mail and Express II IS a. m. No. M-l,oca! Freight and aooom .... 1:19 p.m. Passenger trslns run dally. Freight trains dally eiocpt Bunday. MISSOURI PA0IFI0-AT I1EBINOTON. WEST BOUND. Passenger No. Mil ,1:84 p.m. 10:14 a.m. 1:19 a. m, Throng!) Freight, No, 810 Through Freight, No, ill , IAIT BOUKD. Passenger No. SOI 10:11 a. m. Way Freight Fo. t 1:00 p, m. Way Freight No. Ill a :40 a.m. T. I, DEWEY, Attorney at Law, ABILENE, - SAN8AB. Office ovor Abilene National hank. STAXBATJOH HUED, Attorneys - at - Law, AUII.BNK," KANSAS, J. N. BURTON, AUCTIONEER. Tho oldi'Ht ftUi'tlotKHT In DlrkinHon comity witUlVilini Ktiumiitwd iiikI tt'rnm rotirton Hhlii, WIN ci v Nttltw iiny wlntro, Farm Hale ttNjKX'llllty. flupl), KlHIHtW. fiOtf 8, STEELBltiTH, X. P., I;: !;:!:?:! a: I D, ABILBMB, KANSAS, Pino tiro limited to SdVgoiy, Ann iel Di eaaos, Diiteiuoi of Women And l)lme of tli eye. THOMAS KIEBY, A1IL1II, XAXSA8. ' Transacts! Givei special attention to Collec tion!, buji end aeiu Forelm and Domestic Exchange, Negotiates Mortgage Loans 411 MtnM rmmpttv attended to, Union Pacific Ezcnriioni ! t 1.17.16 Abilene to Atbury Park. N. J. and return, Jul; 5, .6 and 7; :'5.li5 Abilene to Cleveland, Ohio and ' return, July 8, 9 and 10; 129.24 Abi lene to Toronto, Ont. and rwtttrn.Jaiy 16 and 17 via Union Pacific ' For full information call on U. P. Agent, Abilene, Kansas. , .