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THE OTTAWA FREE TRADER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1888.
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OttAwa. III.. October 97. I88H.
l.lterHry Notoa.
In the November Harper'a Is a long
"short story" (1ft pages), called "A Pink
Villa," by Constance Feniinore Wools.-n,
which Is In pleasing contrast (from a health
ful, cheerful, optimistic point of view) with
her "Neptune's Shore," in the October
Number. No attempted murder and ac
complished suicide will delight Miss Wool
son's morbid admirers this time, but the
sketch of the American mamma abroad
with her daughter will entertain them In a
more wholesome way. The tale Is beauti
fully illustrated with drawings by C. 8.
Relnhart. That lovely spot, Sorrento, Is
the scene of the story.
Mrs. Mary Hartwell Catherwood, whose
serial story, "The Romance of Dollard,"
begins In the coming November Century,
Is an American lady, resldlnf in I loo pea
ton, IlL Among her previous writings are
two books for young people entitled,
"Rocky Fort" and "Old Caravan Days."
She has been greatly Interested in Canadian
subjects since her visit In Canada four
years ago, when she wan the guest ot an
American consul's family and saw the In
side of Canadian life. She herself has
lately said : "The story ot Dollard at first
Impressed me as Incredible. I thought of
It lone before hunting ud records, htstorl-1
cal evidence, and contemporary life. Fin
ally I began to make It a story." The his- j
torlan, l'arkman, has written a preface for
Mrs. Cattierwood's novel, and Mr. Hand
ham, lately of Canada and now of Boston,
hag made Illustrations for It, and It will run
through four numbers of the Century,
Mr. Edward Atkinson's serlea of articles
will for several months continue to be a
feature of tbe Forum, and his contribution
to tbe November number will be on "The
Struggle for Subsistence." One purpose of
the Forum is to present the best construe
tlve thought on American economic sub
jects, and Mr. Atkinson's series of articles
Is the most advanced work he baa yet done
In this direction.
The November number of The Popular
Science Monthly deals with many subjects
of live and substantial Interest. The first
article is on "Tbe Effects of Protection,"
by Charles S. Ashley, who alms to show
that protection is expensive, that it benefits
but few, fslls to keep up wages, checks our
export trade, and makes us "a nation of
liars," and our Government a heedless
spendthrift. "Altruism Economically Con
sidered," by Charles W. Smiley, Is a vigor
ous Indictment of those alum. givers who
are too lazy to give judiciously, and, who
consequently exert a debasing Influence
upon the' poor. Mr. W. J. McGee tells
what Is known about the earliest Inhab
itants of America, In an Illustrated article
entitled "Paleolithic Man in America; his
Antiquity and Envlronmedl." Other arti
cles In this number are, "Problematical
Organs of Sense," by Sir John Lubltock ;
"Ainu Family-Life and Religion," by J,
K. Goodrich; Prof. N. S. Shaler's-account
of "Habits of the Great Southern Tortoise;"
"Everyday Life of Indian Women,'' by
Captain R. C. Temple; "The Problem of a
Flying-Machine,"' by Prof. Joseph Le
Cente ; "The Prolongation of Human Life,"
by C. M. Hammond, who has collected In
formation on these points from several
thousand persons; some curious observa
tions on "Sun-Power and Growth," by Ju
lius 8tlnde, and Dr. Oswald's "Four-Handed
Sinners." A portrait Is given of Ed
ward Atkinson, with an account of his life,
and his work In economic science.
the forum tor November contains a
broad review of Old World politics, Euro
pean and Asiatic, by Prof. Armlnlus Vam-
bery, the famous Hungarian author, who
writes on "Is the Power of England De
clining?" After a retrospect of the meth
ods whereby the English power was built
up, he reviews the modern mismanagement
ot India, Russian encroachments, the de
cllne of the British army and navy, and
the changed conditions of colonization and
conquest since the rise of the mere party
politician In England. His conclusion Is
that there Is danger of a decline of British
power. Another foreign political study In
this number la "Canada and the United
States,'' by Prof. Goldwln Smith, who be
lleves in ultimate annexation. He discusses
the subject from many points of view, and
pays his compliments to the politicians of
both countries. No Important phase of the
subject Is overlooked In this review of the
4resent status of the question. Following
the discussion in the October Forum by
Prnf T.niwlff of Harvard, of "How the
Tariff Affects Wages," In the November
number. Representative W. C. P. Breckin
ridge shows, from a Democratic point of
view. "How tbe Tariff Affects industry."
He points out a number of Industries that
are strangled by the present tarirr, anu
allows how the passage of tbe Mills dill
would add to our Industrial activity. Mr
Edward Atkinson's article this month Is on
"The Struggle for Subsistence." lie shows,
amng other things, how greatly the hours
of labor have been lessened by the present
generation of working men. Besides Mr
Atkinson's and Mr. Warner's articles,
social subnets are treated in "After Us
Wlnit?" by the Rev. Dr. Kendrlck, retro
gressliin; ami in "The Last Resort f the
Landless," by Mr. 11 J. Desmonu or mi
cago, who sees danger to our Institutions In
the leiuiug of the uuinbor of landhold
era.
The Novemlier f nprr ojiens with a ful'
rmt frontispiece by E. A. Abbey accom
panying the old song "Why canst thou uot
as others do" lllustrtted articles are
'The Lower St Lawrenc ,"' "Elk-hunting
!n the Rockv Mountains." "Boats on the
Taius, "The New York Real Estate Ex
chanee " ,4()ur Journey with Hebrides
and "A Museum of the History of Paris,
In which the "Monday clun" of this city
no doubt will be Interested. "A Pink Villa"
Is an illustrated story by Mlsa W'eolson
one of her beBt short stories. 1 ho other
literary contents are as interesting as ever,
and the departments contain an abundance
of attractive matter
lie ! Not lmd.
A COM SI) Y I.N TIIBIS ACT.
Act I.
Sca.Ni 1. Home of Mr. Joseph Wilaon.thB
photographer. Mr. Wilson and family enter
... .. . WILi-
carriage ana start tor me country, ion
was Thursday evening.
8cnb 2. About the court house vquare
on Friday.
Firat citixen: "Very sal, that death of
Wilson."
Second oitiien : "Who? What!"
K. C.i "Why, Wilaon Wilson, the picture
man he is dead. Died yesterday noon. '
S. C. (humbied, but not oonviaoed) : "Er,
um. Strange, 1 met mm yeeteraay.
Second oitiien goes on and relates the sad
death to his friends. Friends relate it to
more friends. Everybody talks about it."
Act II.
Scam 1. Wilson & Qenllng's gallery.
Mr. Qerdlng in.
Breathless man (who hae olimbed two
flights): "Awful sorry he is dead. Can 1
io anything?"
Ten or a dosen eititens (all out of breath
and all talking at once) :
shocked
?orr. . to hear it."
heart broken
unnerved j
"I am
Mr. Qerding : "What are you all talking
about, anyhow?"
f Isn't he
is it possible
that he isn't
can it be that
he is not
youdootsay
that he isn't
Chorus: "Why,
Mr. Gerding: '
deai?"
Who?"
r heard
Haven't found out
Chorus:
that
Wilson
is dead?"
you discovered
j been told
known
Mr. Gerding tries in vain to explain that
his partner is out of town. Succeeding, the
crowd leaves disappointed.
Act III.
Scbns. The same room.
Mr. Wilson, is
n.
It is Friday morning.
KnterJ. 8.: "When is the fun
Oh!
Well, Wilson, thought you was dead '."
When this matter has been repeated a
half hundred times. Mr. Wilaen seeks a Bhot
gun and nunts for the man who has started
ilie rumor.
He is searohing for him still.
They Went to I.ia Snlln.
A goodly crowd of republicans, headed by
the band, attended the La Salle republican
rally on Tuesday. They, er part of them,
bring haok glowing accounts of the parade
and fire works, but all are singularly silent
upon the speakers. The oold, bare facte are
that Joe Fifer ocoupied his entire speaking
time in explaining, or attempting to explain,
what Gen. Palmer bad said derogatory to
himself and party.while Hill was so uninter
esting that the crowd about him actually left
soon after he had oommenoed speaking.
The orowd from this oity had been prom
ised a train at 11 o'clock, but it oama not.
A freight, however, cam along about one
o'olock and a part of the orowd boarded it.
All but half a doxen were speedily put off,
and when the train had proceeded about a
mile two of these gentlemen were discovered
between two oars riding on the bumpers by
a brakeman, who weilded a large club. He
made a pass at on of the boys with his
cudgel, and the other drawing a revolver,
presented it at the breakman's head, remark
ing that it would bo unhealthy to use the
instrument. The train then stopped and all
but two were put off, the balance being forced
to wait for tbe passenger.
H Now TMvhlea.
A Santa Fe engineer, whose leisure
hours are spent In the not too quiet village
of Btreator, got between a wronged girl and
a relentless lawyer, the other day, and.Is
now forced to divide his month's salary
with the young woman whom he ought, by
all moral laws, to have made his wife
months ago.
A few months ago, about the middle of
May, this knight of the throttle bade fare
well to Btreator and went away on a sum
mer vacation, leaving the young lady to do
as best she was able. She became 111
shortly after his departure, and for weeks
lay hovering between the earth and the
I s-rate. She was poor little sixteen year-
old girl, but what cared this big brute for
hit victim f But beside being pretty and
prepossessing, the young lady bad grit, and,
by careful attendance, recovered.
The engineer, who had been kept posted,
returned when he heard of his paramour's
recovery, and was given an engine. But he
had reckoned badly, and must either pay
her half his salary or leave Htreutor. It Is
likely that he will leave.
They Itruke Jail.
Two seedy strangers were placed In the
city Jail for safe keeping on Saturday
night. They were woefully Intoxicated,
and the olllcers went away with their usual
smile of satisfaction. But, though drunk,
the strangers were by no means lacking In
Ingenuity, for no sooner had the fumes of
the liquor censed to ascend to their mud
died brains than they set aliout devising a
plan to escape a Sunday of confinement
nml a Monday morning fine. The jail I
an Insecure place at best, and, with
the aid of the heavy stove poker, they pried
the locks off the concern and left the city.
Ktnjiel Klftfn Trnlna.
The regular 1 :1 1 freight on the Hock Is
land road was tbe cause of the entire euspeii'
eion of traffic from Joliet to Bureau June
tlon on Wednesday morning. The train had
pulled away from the Q junction, and was
makind lively time toward Marseilles, when
one wheel ef the engine and the three
box cars immediately in the rear jumped
the track at a switch just west of tbe Fox
river bridge. The derailed cars bumped
over tbe ties of the road and brUge,
breaking and tearing them until the engin
eer discovered that his train was pulling
very heavily, and stopped. By this time
the cars bad become so badly mixed as to
entirely close the bridge to traffic; it re
maining in this condition until nine o'clock.
By eigbi o'olock nearly half the north side
stood with it month open gating upoa mile
after mile of cars crowded together at at in
tervals of fifty feet, from Buffalo Kock half
way to Marseilles. Three passenger and a
doxen freight trains were at a standstill
within sight, and ten more were stopped at
way stations. They left seven hours behind
time at nine o clock.
Tbe profound, though often sadly nebu
lous, philosopher of the Ottawa Republican,
treats us to the following chunk of economio
isdom :
The larger the supply from abroad tbe
smaller the demand for the homemade,
the lower the prioes, profits and wages. No
fact is better established tnan this, and any
number of trades unions or any amount of
skill of laborers cannot "govern the
prloe of laborers" while ignoring it. To the
extent that a high tariff excludes the foreign
supply to that extent does it raise and keep
up wages.
What the "eritter" is trying te get through
him is, that it is not by the law of supply
and demand, nor in any degree by trades
unions, that wages are- governed, but that
wages go up or down as the supply for the
home trade is larger or smaller from abroad
Very good. Now, then, suppose the Mills
bill is passed, the tariff on wool removed,
and our manufacturers are then enabled not
only to replace the $45,000,000 of woolen
goods now annually brought from abroad
by produota of their own, but to
manufacture many more millions more
for exportation, woulden't that be
likely very considerably to enhance the prioe
of labor in this oountry? Having oonoeded
that much, suppose you ease your consoienoe
a little further and tell your readers, what
you surely must know also to be true, that
there is not a line or clause In the Mills bill
which, in purpose or possible effect, would
lead to a dollar's increase in the importation
, v . I
of manufactured articles from abroad, but
that its sole aim is to increase the importation
of raw materials so as enable our home
manufacturers, not only of woolens, but abo
of cottons, linens, silks, etc, eto , to stop the
present heavy importations in these lines
from abroad and supply them from our own
factories and thus add largely to the de
mand, as it then also must to the price of
labor in tais country. If eur esteemed co
temporary will trace up his consoienoe to the
height of such an .admission, Ottawa will
reap more fame from the possession of a
republican editor of such honesty, than she
ever would reap from a doxen organ factories
or electric street railways.
According to the Morris I nikpendenl, J .
II. EckleB made the astounding statement
In his SDeech In that city that "the labor
cost of the finished article Is 18 to 25 per
cent here, and only 25 to 35 per cent la
England." Mr. Hckles may not know it,
but the well known English economist and
statistician, Editor Proctor, of Knowledge,
does not agree with htm. He says: "Where
the American laborer gets 72 per cent (of
the value of the finished product)," &c.,
&c.Ilepubltcan.
Does he ? Well, the last American au
thority on the subject whose falrnesa re
publicans cannot question was the census
of 1880, which showed that In all Indus
tries the average paid to labor was only
17.7 per cent of the value of the finished
product, while, It may be remarked pa
renthetlcally, tbe rate of tariff tax for the
benefit of the same Industries was then 40
per cent, showing an excess of 23 3 per
cent of tariff over labor cost. That census
gave as value of product, $5,369,579,191 ;
amount paid for labor, $1(47,953,795, giving
17.7 per cent as the amount paid for labor,
Now, In order to compare American
wages with foreign wages, the percentage
of each, etc., it is obvious that the facts
should be ascertained In the same form In
both cases, which Carroll D. Wright, Com
missloner of Labor, says, is not often poesl
ble, except by a special investigation, which
has not yet been made.
He says, furthermore, "The true element
of wages can only be ascertained by the
most careful analysis of the efficiency of
labor In all directions." In speaking of ta
bles of bis compilation showing the varla
tlon In the prices paid for labor of the same
kind In different states, be says: "A casual
examination of these summaries will show
that any attempt to prove an American rate
of wages must necessarily result In failure.
There Is no such thing as an American
rate of wages."
The only statement, then,, that can be
made la that given above: that the census
shows the average percentage of the value
of finished product that goes to labor In
this country Is 17.7 per cent, and that the
republican claim that the tariff is Imposed
to protest latxyr Is a fraud, liecause the pro
tected manufactures In 1HH0 got the benefit
of 'i'i.'i per cent of tariff more than they
paid to Mr men. They probably get more
now, since the present tariff averages 47
per cent and wages are no higher than
in 1S80
How Is It' possible to talk of rates of
wages as affected by the tariff when In the
gloas business, for example, foremen in Ky.
get $:( a day and $4.7 in N. I ; or gather
ers ft In Illinois and $2 00 In N. J.; or
leersmen $1 f)0 In Pa. and 2 48 lu N. J.;
or mixers fl.tiO In W. Va. and fl In Ken
tucky; or packers fl.50 in W. Va. and
in N. J ; or teamsters $1.35 In Ky.
and $'i iu Cal. ; or, In the iron business,
rollers In rolling mills $3 45 a day in Del.
and $7 73 in 111.; or wixil sorters 80c in N
.1. and $3.20 in Maryland; or weavers $108
In Ind. and $1.8.') In Penn.; or loom fixers
ti'iz In N. C. and $'j 07 in Penn., the Bame
tariffs protect labor in all these states alike.
It la m uilfestly absurd to talk of the tariff's
raising or regulating wages, and it Is absurd
to everyone except a republican editor of
the slH of the ( ne quoted, who would not
see the truth if he could.
rruiterlty I'ncler Free Trade.
In wealth, per capita, Mr. Mulhall ranks
the nations as follows: I.England; 2, Hol
land; then France, Denmark, Australia,
United States, Sweden, Canada, Belgium,
Germany. Iq annual earnings per capita
Australia Is first: then England, the United
StateB, Canada, Holland, France, Denmark,
Belgium, Germany, Sweden, In the order
named. Mr. Mulhall also computes that
the average man In tbe United States works
113 days to gain his food for a year, as
compared with 114 day's work In England ;
In England ne worRs .54 uays lor nis cioin
log. here he works 40; house-rent and
taxes take 29 and 32 days In England, 30
and 33 days In the (Jolted Mtates; and the
Englishman consequently has 91 days In
the 300 left for other purposes, Including
savings, whereas the American has but T5.
The banking capital and deposits of Eng
land are $125 per Inhabitant; of Australia,
$150; of the United States, $50. The rail
roads of the United States carried 270,000,
000 passengers in 1882, those of England
carried 752,000,000, and the alight differ
ence In railroad rates Is by no means an ex
planation of the difference. 1 he scnooi
attendance In England has Increased from
forty per cent less per capita than ours In
1830 to about tne same, ine posxomce
returns show a greater Increase In the
use of the malls In England than here. And
that faithful index of popular condition,
the criminal calendar, shows a steady de
crease for a long period, until, In 1885, there
was but one conviction to 6,vra persons in
England : while America has one convic
tion to 930 persons, which has been about
the rate for a considerable time. Ana tne
statistics of DauDerlsm. while not so favor
able for England, shows a steady and rapid
decrease for fifty years, and the ratio of
paupers to population Is about one fourth
what it was in 1840. It would be interest
ing, had we space, to show the greater con
sumption per capita of many articles In
England than In America, as of woolen
clothing, sugar and rice ; and to show the
vast Increase seen in England during the
past forty years. Suffice it to say that the
facts Indicate a greater average of welfare
In England than In this country From
"The KffeetH of Protection," by Charles S.
Ashley, in tlu popular Science Monthly for
November.
The best on earth, can truly be said oj
Griggs' Glycerine Salve, wniott is a sore
safe and speedy cure for cuts, bruises,
scalds, burns, wounds and all other sores,
wn, po8i,i?e y 0ure piles, teter and all skin
scalds, burns, wounds and all other sores
eruntiona. Trv this wonder neaier. aus
faction guaranteed or money reiunueu. un-
i i -
ly 25o. Sold by E. Y Griggs.
Samaritan I see you have a card In your
window, "Help Wanted."
"Yes, sir; 1 put that there."
Samaritan My poor friend, why dou't
you pocket your pride and go to the ever-
-i . i .a .,.,..
seers oi lue puur at uuts, jvivrn
Tom Bltrkee (ferociously. Hang It, Gib
bon, 1 can't see why you have adopted that
Idiotic way oi carrying your umoreiiai
You're labbtne everytnxiy oacs. ana ironu
Howell Gibbon You cawnt see, eh?
Whv. it's absolutely necessawy. I'd get
the blawsted thing tangled In the skirts of
my new English trousers ir l aiun't carwy
It In a horizontal position. Puck.
An electric clrl In Iowa can hold a 300
pound man in a chair with all ease. Almost
any pretty girl can hold a man of any size
on a chair, or even on a piano stool, whether
she's electric or not, and she neean't even
so much as put. her hands on him Port
land Oregonian.
Magistrate i- Madam, your husband
charges you with assault.
Madflm i es. your Honor ; t asaea mm
if he would ever cease to love me, and he
was so slow In answering that I hit mm
with a mop. I'm only a women, your
Honor, (tears), and a woman's life without
love Is a mere blight uje.
Kleotric Street Car In New York City
Electric traction cars. In the place of
horse cars, began making tripe in the pub
lic service on the Fourth Avenue line, New
York Cltv.on September 17, the Jullen
Htnnurn hatterv svstem belnc employed
The battery for a car consists of 144 cells,
made to slide under the seats from the out
side on trays. Each truck carries a motor
.r..lla nf nrnnelltnip four cars, to CUard
against danger of a breakdown, and the
battery as furnished to the car is designed
to afford sufficient power to drive It thirty
tn forty miles with an ordinary load. The
same motor that propels the car furnishes
the light to supersede the on lamps nerew-
fore used, ine eiecmc care are iwu wi
Ioncer than the horse cars on the same line,
which. It Is said, the company intend to
change Into electric cars, should the new
system prove to be what Is hoped for it In
practical use ror city iravet
Mr. Blaine Is learning a few thtnga as he
roes along In his speech at Adrian, ai lcn.
Be spoke of "a tariff tax " Shade of Cary
what a "give away" was that!
I.
tfadjl Hasaela Uhoolv Khan
Is the new Persian Minister man,
Who his name survived,
Has Just arrived
To represent bis country at Washington.
And It's well that he came
With no flies on his uame,
This Persian Minister number one.
Philatlelphia Pre.
.
The youth Is quite certain when tasting
The greatest of courtship's pure blisses,
That a ttlss in a corner Is better
By tar than a "corner In kisses."
Jioton Courier.
A Mother' Affliction.
Fahmkusvim.k, Tex., June 2', '88.
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta. Ga.,
Gentlemen: The mother of a member of
our firm was atlllcled with a cancerous sore
on her face fur about twenty years. Dur
ing the past few years It troubled her very
much by continued pain and itching. She
used your S. S. S. and the sore has disap
leared and is apparently well. Should it
break out again will advise you.
Very truly,
Pkndi.kton, Ykakly ii Kii.et, Druggists.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases
mailed free.
Thk Swift Sikcific Co , Drawer 3, At
lanta, Ga.
Fatal admission, Mr. Blaine. Every
high school txiy Is striving to understand
why the farmer, selling his wheat at the
world's price, should not desire to buy his
goods at the world's price also. If protec
tion mukes goods cheap, why are goods
twice as high In America as In Europe,
while the farmer's product must sell io
competition with vast Russia ? Chicago
Herald.
Our Neighbor.
Eliza Washburn, a private in the Salva
tion Army at Bloomlngton, has just been
given a verdict of $MX) for false imprison
ment In tbe above named city.
The Preston Milling Company will move
its plant from Delavln, Wis., to Elgin. It
manufactures machinery for crushing gold
and silver ore.
The ladies of Mendota have raised over
$100 for the yellow fever sufferers in the
South.
Six of the indicted Hock ford snloonists
who plead guilty were fined $50 on encb
count. The judge also administered a
strong lecture, saying plainly that If they
were shown to have sold Intoxicants under
wrong name , he would have added impris
onment to tines.
Henry Price, ot La Salle, a convict serv
ing a sentence of thirteen years at the pen
itentiary for rape, is insane and has been
transported from the penitentiary to the
asylum at Elgin.
A new national bank is soon to be organ
ized In ltockford, with a capital of
$100,000.
Lacon is endeavoring to build water
works, but some of the taxpayers are right
ing the matter by injunction proceedings
in court.
James Anderson, surveyor, reports that
the quicksand at Ladd seems to be Incon
querabte. and that the third attempted
shaft will probably be lost, after being
sunk 120 feet through the quicksand.
G. E Norrlshas discontinued his connec
tion with the Aurora Democrat, as editor.
He Is succeeded by A. F. Donaldson, for
merly editor of the defunct Aurora Toiler.
The burglar who raided Eye's hardware
store at Aurora, last week, returned a few
nights later and stole the remainder of the
revolvers, etc., on hand, He is very enter-
Pr,8,?K- . ...... .
a boy namea uwiotzki snot a Doy namea
Wolfe in the head, at Peru, on Sunday.
The wound is serious, but not fatal.
Odell has an ordinance that forbids the
sale of newspapers In that town on Sunday,
and train boys are forbidden to oner them
on pain of arrest and fine. Many are the
devices resorted te by the Inhabitants to
find out what the other portion of the world
was doing on Saturday and Saturday night.
Some of them get on the train ana riae to
Cayuga, buy a paper and walk home.
Conductor Wormley of the Paw Paw
"Q" train, who abused a passenger a few
days ago knocking 'a couple of teeth out
of his mouth was fined $100 and costs for
assault and battery, at Serena, by J ustlce
John II. McKinley.
The store of W. B. Hummer at La Salle
caught fire on Thursday last, but the flames
were soon extinguished, the damage being
about $200. Mr. Hummer had been mak
ing camphor, and dropped a large bottle of
alcohol on the floor. It caught fire from a
lantern and he was burned quite painfully.
Letaod'a Ledger.
I ifnvn (trt 94 Miss Ella Rarnes and
Mr Ihip Arnnld were united in marriage
mt tha hnma nf the lirlilft's rmrents. In this
village, on Wednesday evening, Oct, 17th,
at eight o'clock, Rev. Mr. Gray, of the Bap
tist church ot Somanauk, officiating. The
ceremony was performed in the large par
lors, which had been tastefully decorated
and ai ranged, ana at tne nour tne oriae
and groom, unattended, proceeded to their
pifHVO. t iUC IIUIIO OT11V1VO UTUI, nu V . -
gant wedding supper was served, and the
evening was spent m atnerent inversions,
ft was ynrv nnlpl affair, none hut rela
tives and a few friends of the bride and
?;room being present. Those In attendance
rom abroad were: Dr. and Mrs. Jones of
Aurora, Mrs. Arnold of Sioux City, la., ana
Robert Barnes of Springfield.
There is a base rumor anoaitnat jesse
trinn'a liner tha nn that hnlrtAil catch
tha oroiinil hatr lust summer, pot down In
one of his gravel beds last week, and re1
fused to come out. ueing iaa.en oui, ne
would return. Jesse investigated, and
rn.. ik.i tha Ant vu criiurrH nir the
1UUUU V WAV? ..ww fc "
bloody shirt, and, being a republican dog,
did not desire mat tne aemocracv suuuiu
see how thin and worn out it has become.
Charles Newell Is home Tor a lew aays.
u a ia vnnnii tkan with the western coun
try, and says that it is developing with re
markable rapidity.
During the past lew weens i nave ininrw
with a large numbe of oui citizens, and
while I find several republicans who will
fnr tha Anttra democratic ticket from
head to tail, I have yet to discover a dem
ocrat who declares his intention to vote tne
republican ticket. I think that our farm
ers will not sit tamely by and see them'
selves robbed by scheming trusts and com
binations, while tneir grain is soiu accoru
inn tha nrirea at Liverrjool. 1 have heard
many republicans denounce such a policy,
and If I mistake not. a big loss In the re
publican ranks at Leland.
A large audience listened to Rev. De
Long at the M. E. church on Sunday even
ing His subject, "What Shall the Han
vest Be " was ably handled.
The registry list shows an Increased vote.
I understand that It is so In neighboring
towns. Andy.
The Repu oilcan campaign seems to have
subsided into a spluttering noise similar to
that made by grasshoppers In the Septem.
ber grass.
A Onaveyard Cough. .
The short, dry, hacking cough, which
announces the approach of consumption,
has been aptly termed a graveyard cough.
The peril Is great, and near at hand, bat it
can be surely averted with Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery, a botanic reme
dy, without a peer for pulmonary, throat
and liver affections, and for all ailments
which, like consumption, have a scrofulous
origin, and also for eruptions and sores, in
dicating Impurity of the blood. Druggists
all sell It.
The Mills Hill to Incraaae Manufacture.
There will be, if the Mills bill becomes
a law, a renewal of the experiment made
in cotton, silk, leather and various. other
manufactures that of free crude material
tor our manufactures. We enlarge the
lumber free list; and we give wool, flax,
hemp, mantlla, sisal, and tinned plate free
of duty to tha American manufacturer.
Here, io my judgment, Is the greatest value
oi tne .tuns mil. These materials will be
made free. On this basis alone can our
manufacturers hold the "home market"
against their foreign com pet' tors; this is
the absolute requisite of the prosperity of
those engaged in the manufacture of the
products composed of these materials. We
raise perhaps 10,000 tons ot the fibers
which are classed with flax, hemp, etc.,
and we use over 210,000 tons; we use 570,
043,:18! pounds of tin-plate and we do nrtt
make a pound ; we require 600,000,000 Ibel
of wool and produce about 205,000,000 lbsi
Our foreign competitors have free mate-j
rials, which carries with It free selection
ami we must obtain It on the same termr
or ne oeaien in ine contest, inis cnange I
will trlve atabllitv and neace to the lnriiia.4
tries based on these materials, and only
thus will they have that stability. And
this change will reduce the capital neces
sary to the establishment and management
of such enterprises, and enable the facto
ries to give twelve months' labor to the
wage-worker. It will gradually prevent
thelmportation of the finished product by
haviog it supplanted by the American
product. The day will soon come nnder
such a law, when an English suit of wool
en goods will be as rare in America as a
pair of English shoes now are. Hon. P. C
Ilreckenridge, in the November Forum.
Sedentary Habit.
In this age of push and worry, the busi
ness man and the professional man are
alike unable to devote any adequate time
to exercise. In the daily round of toll and
pleasure, no suitable provision is made for
that important function, and the result Is
that men of sedentary habits become sub
ject to many forms of aliments arising
from a torpid or sluggish liver. Constlpa
tlon,. sick headache, biliousness and dys
pepsia are all due to the Improper action of1
tha ttvnr Mr Piama'a Plnanant Piire-atlvo
Pellets cure these troubles by restoring the I
liver to Its normal condition.
This Is the part of President Cleveland's,'
messfge that the republican platforml'
makers vainly assail : f
It Is not proposed to entirely relieve the,!
country of this taxation. It must be ex,
tenslvely continued as the source of the
government's Income; and in a re adjust -fi
ment or our tarty tne interest ot American"),
labor engaged in manufacture should 6
enrtfullu ntntidfireA an wnll afl the nrnaarva Jf
tlon of our manufacturers. It may be
called protection, or by any other name
but relief from the hardships and danger
of our present tariff late should be aemsea
with especial precaution agamst imperiling
tie existence of our manufacturing mteret
Republican falsifying so clear and coo
vlncimr a declaration can onlv be ascribed
to an unaccountable and Irresistible manllj
for gnawing a file. Yi
BueklBs Arnica Salve,
The best salve lu tne world for cuts, bruises
sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter
chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and all skin!
eruptions, ana positively cures pucs.or no pay;
required, it la guaranteed to give perieci sail
lsf action, or money refunded. Price 26 cent
per box. For sale bv D. Lorriaux
"WThat's the matter, Johnny ?" asked onfl
of the neighbors' boys, as his companion
came out of the alley gate. "Ain't finished
your dinner a'ready, have ye!"
:Nop."
"Didn't you get any?"
"Yep; but I didn't stay to finish It."
"What made ve leave so soon"
"Well, 1 said 'something at the table, and
everybody but pa laughed." Merclian
Trawler.
People of all ages, and especially womerJ
. i , . . . . . ii. J C I rn. ! I. 1
ana cnuuren. in no iwu jiuor juuiu miu
pleasure, as it is pleasant and agreeable. Ii
tones and regulates tne system, assisting
nature to the healthy action of the liver ancj
kidneys. Fifty cents for a bottle holding
nearly a pint. Henry Frye, Esq., Limal
Ohio, says : "bottling can oe saia tnai n
too good for Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic
I feel like a new man since taking it, anc
take pleasure in recommending It to all."
I'ntie Rastus 'Skuse me, sah, but ai
dis not Mlstah Johnsing whom 1 met lar
nlrl, V
U.K.U. .
- . , ll
Mr. Johnsing Le same, san; anu y
am Mlstah Ifi.Htus Whitewash, ef I mi
takes not. How is yo' feelln. sah, arter t
affbo nh rt a ahonln'
Uncle Rastus Poo'lv. sah. poo iy. w V
vo' jlne me In er drink
Mr. Johnslne Wlf pleasure, Mletal
Whitewash. Ob. co'se 1 don't b'lleve 1
beln promiscuous, but eben cnicxen coo
ar-miatntances sometimes tuns out to b
wery pleasant, sah. New York Sun.
She AVaa Completely Cured.
A daughter of my customer missed merj
struatlon on arriving at puberty her healtj
was completely wrecked. At my suggei'
tlon she used one bottle of Bradneld's Ft
male Regulator, which cured her.
T T TT.i. 1 1 innA I
J. Vr. MKLl.UMS, vnier aiiev, unoo. s
Write 1
the Rrarl field Re?. Co.. Atlanta. Oi'
P
Brother Quay s heart must have sunk 1?j
to his left boot when he saw that big ai
sembly of big men tn the big city by tl J
big bridge Saturday. The meeting wan)
roarer, ana uarnsie s speecn was a ripper.
M
John Condon of Na-au-say was killed i(
Plalnfleld, Wednesday, In a most pecull
manner. He was bringing a loaa oi oats
town and, falling from the wagon, the v
hlol rtawied over his body, inflicting ii
inriea which scon proved fatal. Mr. Cofl
don was formerly a resident of Aurora, at
the funeral was set for this forenoon at i
Mary's church.
Do you feel languid, iow spirited, lifele
and miserable, both physically and mentall
have poor appetite, frequent headache, b
ter or bad taste in the mouth, nervous pro
tration, and do you know what the matt!
is? You have torpid liver, associated wil
indigestion. You need Dr. Jones' Red Clovf
Tonic. Yon need it toMu. By of El
Griggs . An ever prompt cure for headac, a
eontipation, pimples, rheumatism, scrorti
dyspepsia and all blood disorders. ,J
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