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Tbe Northern Pacific Railroad Has
Made a Cheap Bate on Li?
nite Coal
Per Ton From the Western
Coal Fields of North Dakota
to Fargo.
There Will Be Enough Republicans
in the Sonth Dakota Legisla
ture to Re-elect
Senator Moody to the United States
Senate—Pierre Has Got the
President Harrison Issues His Proc
lamation, Naming Nov. 27 as
Thanksgiving Day.
Good News for the Slope.
ST. PAUII, NOV. 10. The Northern
Pacific has made a rate on lignite coal
that will enable coal to be laid down as
far east as Fargo from the coal fields of
western North Dakota for $1.50 a ton.
Enooth to Elect Moody.
ST. PAUL, NOV. 10.—Although Pierre
olaimB to have von the contest for per
manent capital in South Dakota by about
9,000 and many of that city's opponents
oonoede as much, the other contestant
for the honor does not yield anything, as
iB evident from the following Huron spe
cial to the Pioneer Press: "Of senators
in the new legislature, the republicans
have elected enough to give them a ma
jority of three over all opposition in that
body, there being 24 republicans to 21
democrats and independents. In the
house there will be a tie vote if the dem
ocrats and independents unite against
the republicans. There are three con
tests which are believed to be rather fa
vorable to the republicans. This would
give them a majority on joint ballot and
insure the re-election of Senator Moody.
Gov. Mellette's vote will exceed that of
Louoks, independent, by 7,000 and that
of Taylor, democrat, by 12,000. It is
very probable that the capital question
will go to court for settlement.
The President'* Proclamation.
WASHINGTON, NOV. 8.—The following
is the proclamation by the president of
the United States:
By the grace and favor of Almighty
God the people of this nation have been
led to the closing days of the passing
year, which has been full of blessings of
peace and comforts of plenty. Bounti
fuToompensation has come to us for the
work of our minds and of our hands in
every department of human industry.
Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison,
resident of the United states of America,
hereby appoint Thursday, the 27th
day of the present month of November,
to be observed as a day of prayer and
thanksgiving and I do invite the people
on that day to cease from their labors, to
meet in their accustomed houses of wor
ship and to join in rendering praise and
gratitude to our beneficent oreator for
the rich blessings he has granted us
as a nation, and invoking a con
tinuance of His protection and
grace for the future. I commend to
my fellow-citizens the privilege ,of re
membering the poor, homeless ana sor
rowful. Let us endeavor to merit the
promised recompense. In testimony
whereof, I have hereunto set my hand
and caused the seal of the United States
to be affixed. Done at the city of Wash
ington tVria eighth day of November, in
the year of our Lord, one thousand,
eight hundred and ninety and of the in
dependence of the United States the one
hundred and fifteenth.
By the President,
JAMBS Q. BLAINE, Secretary of State.
Grafton—Walsh county gives Johnson
1,108, Benton 1,006, Burke 895, Roach
1,110, Garred 973, Flittie 914,
Wilson 1,207.
LaMoure LaMoure county gives
Johnson 477, Benton S38, Burke 472,
Roach 235, Muir 119. Peter Benson,
damnmut, wins the register of deeds by
76 votes over J. T. Butler A. E. Raney,
demoorat, treasurer, by 11 majority over
A. M. Davis E. O. Ellison, L. C. Karris
J. W. Johnson and E. M. Whiteman, the
rapubliean nominees, win the offices of
nbwiff, attorney, judge and clerk, respect
Minnewaukan—The returns from Ben
gon flinty are as follows: Johnson 428,
153 Burk 406, Roach 153, Muir
22 Palmer, republican, 293 Fowl
er, demoorat, 245, Brown, independent,
41 house, Havervold, republican, 326,
H!rinlr«nnf republican, 568, Jones, denio
crat, 258^
I Sykeston—Returns from Wells oounty
we as follows: Johnson 149, Benton
lffi. senate. Welltnan 147, Patch 151
hoiTL^venworth 136, Walton 114,
Hall 163, Sanford 190.
Dickinson—Burke's majority is 136,
Johnson's, 176 Ogden's 176.
Wahpeton.—Complete returns give
Burke 921, Boach 978, Benton 962, John
Ion 8f8P$
Bottineau.—Bottineau county com
plete returns gives Boach 848, Burke 256,
jfnir 80 tor congress, Benton 840, John
•on 296 tor state senator, Benaett 312,
for representative, Thomp­
son 265, Davis 367.
He Says the Defeat of the Bennett Law
Wm the Will of the People.
CHICAGO, NOV. 7.—George W. Peck,
Wisconsin's newly elected governor, ar
rived in Chicago this morning. Peck de
clared that the result of the election in
Wisconsin was no surprise to him. It
was in fact just what hefexpected. "The
defeat of the Bennett law," he explained,
"was the will of the people, and aB such
must be taken as final. The passage of
the law was all wrong and it will be re
repealed." "Do you think a similar one
will be enacted?" "I do not. Nothing
is needed to take its place." In refer
ence to Senator Spooner, Peck said he
would in all likelihood be succeeded by
Col. William F. Vilas. "Vilas is popu
lar," he said, "and everybody likes mm.
Still thre are always a good many candi
dates for oflice, and there will be no ex
ception in this case."
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 7.—Official returns
from the first district to-day show the
election of Clinton Babbitt, democrat,
over H. A. Casper, republican. This
leaves only one republican congressman
in Wisconsin—Haughen in the Eighth
district, who has about 1,000 majority,
Bailey, the democratic candidate, threat
ens to make a contest. The republicans
suffer a net loss of six congressmen, be
sides the legislature, which will probably
elect ex-Secretary Vilas to succeed Sena
tor Spooner, although other candidates
are springing up. Peck, democrat, for
governor has a majority of about 30,000.
Chicago to Liverpool.
CHICAGO, NOV. 8.—An afternoon paper
says: "Early in the coming session of
congress representatives of a syndicate
composed of Chicago, Montreal and Lon
don capitalists will present for consider
ation a gigantic scheme which, according
to the present plans, will place Chicago
and the northwest in direct connection
with the Atlantic seaboard by means of
a ship railway, which is designed to con
nect the lakes with the St. Lawrence
river and Atlantic ocean. The scheme
will likewise be presented to the Cana
dian parliament and a subsidy for its
construction and maintenance will be
asked of the government. The inaugu
ration and completion of tbe scheme in
volves the expenditure ofc $12,000,000, ac
cording to estimates furnished to repre
sentatives of the syndicate which has its
headquarters at Toronto and Montreal.
An United States official stationed at To
ronto is understood to have just returned
from London, and the report comes
from Toronto that while in Lonlon he
acted for the syndicate and secured as
surances from English capitalists of their
cordial, moral and financial support.
The ship railway project is
the first great step towards uniting the
comr~.CTcial interests of the United States
and Canada. It iB said to have been
originated by prominent Canadian busi
ness men and capitalists, who have al
ways advocated a union of the commer
cial interests of the two countries. Eras
tus Wiman is represented as being one
of the leading movers in the scheme and
is listed for a pretty big slice of stock.
Three routes have been considered,
either one of which would reduce by at
least 400 miles the distance between Chi
cago and the Atlantic ocean and Liver
pool. The construction of a ship rail
way, it has been demonstrated to the sat
isfaction of the syndioate, would make
the time between Chicago and Liverpool
for a fast steamer only two days longer
than from New York to Liverpool. So
quietly have the plans been matured that
the first intimation of the project reaohes
Chicago from Toronto with the state
ment that the franchise for the operation
of the syndicate on Canadian ground was
secured from the Dominion parliament
in such shape as to escape notice. It is
also stated that three routes under con
sideration have already been surveyed
and one of them favored by a majority
of the promoters of the enterprise. As
near as can be learned the most favored
route is to connect the Georgian bay
with Lake Ontario by means of a rail
way, which is to be about sixty-six
miles long. The direct course is through
Lakes Michigan, Superior and Huron,
through Georgian bay to Lake Ontario
and thence to the St. Lawrence. The fran
chise obtained from the Dominion par
liament provides for a canal, but is word
ed so that it can be used to construct
and maintain a ship railway instead. A
canal, it is estimated, would cost over
930,000,000, while a ship railway does not
call for the expenditure of more then
Merrlam's Plurality.
ST. PAUL, NOV. 5.—Corrected footings
up to midnight on the state ticket give
Merriam a plurality of 1,114 for gov
ernor. As the official figures are being
received they are used and, there is a°
slight but constant change in the totals.
Merriam's vote doee not gain as fast as
that for Wilson, but it is claimed he will
hold his own and carry the state by a
safe plurality. Owen's vote has been
larger than was at first conceded by the
politicians, being nearly 53,000, with
three oouutieB not reported and some
not given in full. Lina appears to have
been elected in the Second congressional
district, but later returns are cutting
down bis vote so that Baker's claim of
his own election may prove true, al
though the republicans won't concede
that. At midnight Lind's plurality was
578, and the official figures Thad not all
been received. Halverson is eleoted in
the Fifth district by over 2,000.
ST. PAUL, Nov. 8.—At 130 this morn
ing the returns on governor were: Mer
riam, 82,072 Wilson, 81,002 Owen, 52,
764 Merriam plurality, 1,079. At the
mum time the figures on the Second
district congressional. election showed
635 plurality forLind.
Slavlu and Smith Sentenced.
BBUSSELS, NOV. 8.—Jem Smith the
p.tigliah fighter, and Frank Slavin the
Australian pugilist, who in December
last fought a prize fight near Bruges,
were each sentenoed tp-day in default to
one month's imprisonment.
The Stringency in the Money Market
Causes Several Heavy Failures
in New York.
Decker, Howell & Co., One of the
Best and Oldest Finns on
Wall Street, Assign.
Their Suspension Was Due to Their
Inability to Borrow a Few
Million Dollars.
Two Brothers Shoot Their Brothei-
in-Law on a Race Track at
Columbus, Ga.
All the Parties in the Tragedy Are
Prominent and Wealthy Citizens
of Glenville, Ala.
Heavy Failure.
NEW YOBK, Nov. 11.—Decker, Howell
& Co., New York brokers, failed to-day.
W. Nelson Cromwell, assignee for the
firm, made the following statement con
cerning its affairs this afternoon: "The
liabilities are about $10,000,000 and the
assets at present market prices largely
exceed that sum. The liabilities are due
almost entirely to banks and bankers or
loans made in the course of business and
are well secured. The cause of the sus
pension was inability of the firm to bor
row the necessary amount of cash re
quired in the day's business. The firm's
transactions were very large, it being
necessary to borrow several millions dai
ly. The firm had abundant collateral to
day and it was not for lack of security,
but inability to make it available, was
the sole cause. It was simply a matter
of absolute inability to get money on the
best securities, owing to the extraordina
ry money stringency now prevailing. As
securities are a special line, there may be
a disposition on the part of creditors to
sacrifice them on the market, but such a
course would be suicide. The character
of the securities show that
their price on the market is
far below their actual value
and if the creditors have good judgment
to hold their securities, they will be am
ply protected." Joseph S. Decker, sen
ior member of the firm, said: "Our fail
ure is due to the simple fact that we
could not get money to carry on our bus
iness. We had ample assets but could
not realize on them. The distress which
has been caused by our failure is not lo
cal i* is world-wide." The firm of Deck
er, Howell & Co. was one of the most
prominent on the stock exchange. It
was identified not only with Villard
stoc s, but with the Standard Oil inter
ests as well, and also carried accounts of
the biggest stock operating firm in Chi
cago. After the failure of the firm was
announced, the sales of stock under the
rule for its account were made in the Ed
ison general electric stock, which forced
the price down to 65, a decline of 24}£
points. A large amount of the Great
Northern preferred, Northern Pacific
common and preferred, North American,
Manitoba, Western Union, Wisconsin
Central and Missouri Pacific was also
sold under the rule for the firm.
Killed on the Race Track.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 11.—A terrible
sensational tragedy occurred to-day on
the race track at the Chattahooche Val
ley exposition, now in progress in this
oity, which has created intense excite
ment, owing to the prominence of the
parties involved. Among the attractions
of the day was a gentlemen's trotting
race in which several well known gentle
men entered. Among them was T.
Dawson of Glenville, Ala. There were
probably 15,000 persons on the grounds
and the grand stand was packed with la
dies and children. Immediately after
the dose of the race, Dawson drove into
the open space immediately in the rear
of the judge's stand, directly in front of
the grand stand and got out of his sulky.
In a few seconds the crowd was startled
by the report of a pistol and the sight of
Dawson running, pursued by three men
who were firing at him. Dawson was
seen trying to get bis pistol from his
pocket as he ran, and as soon as he se
cured the weapon he turned on his pur
suers and returned the fire. Some thir
teen shots in all were fired. Dawson fell
and expired in a few minutes. Tbe at
tack was so sudden and in such a public
place that many imagined it was a sham
fight on the wild west order and this
alone prevented a panic. As soon as it
was known that it was a real tragedy the
grand stand was deserted by the ladies.
Police were quiokly on the ground and
arrested the three men, who
were Dick Howard and Robert
Howard brothers and their brother-in
law, James Bickerstaff. There were four
balls in Dawson, two of which inflicted
fatal woundB. The cause of the shoot
ing had its origin in a family trouble,
Dawson having married and deserted
Miss Howard, a sister of the two men
named. The parties all have strong
fftends.. The prisoners have secured
eminent counsel, refuse to talk further
than to claim that they were justified
and ask a suspension of pnblio opinion.
Dawson was the son of Eton. W. C. Daw
son, a prominent and wealthy citizen of
Alabama, now residing in Eufalia. The
Howards belong to one of the oldest and
most respectable families in Georgia.
The body of Dawson was examined by
a coroner's jury to-night and the inquest
was postponed until 8 o'clock.
Newberry Jailed In Fargo. vJ?1
FABOO, Nov. 12.—United States De^
teotive Watkins arrived here to-night
with John W. Newberry, one of the New
Salem, N. D., train robbers, whom he
had tracked over 11,000 miles and finally
located near Philadelphia. Newberry
waived examination ana was committed
to jail under 95,000 bail. Some startling
revelations are said to be in store.
Two Men and a Woman Try for About
an Hour to Kill Each Other.
CHICAGO, NOV. 11.—Wm. J. Miller and
his housekeeper, Mrs. Albert Polio, were
to have been married to-night, but were
prevented, after an extraordinary three
cornered fight, in which the third party
was the divorced husband of the would
be bride. Miller is a painter and recent
ly broke his leg in a fall from a ladder.
To-day, while he was in bed nursing the
damaged limb and conversing 'with
Mrs. Polio about the wedding, the former
husband of the housekeeper suddenly
broke into the room with a yell of rage.
Polio grabbed Miller by the broken leg
and jerked him from the bed, breaking
the healing fracture. A heavy hammer
used by the latter was on the floor, and
Polio seized it and dealt Miller a blow.
Frantic with pain, Miller attempted to
defend himself and the woman joined in
the melee. She got hold of the hammer
and commenced using it on Polio. Blows
were showered on his head and body
and the blood from the woundB of the
two men covered the clothing of the
three and spattered over the furniture.
For almost an hour the struggle con
tinued, until the police, who had been
told of the affair by some children, en
tered the room and found the three
grappling and .still striving for su
premacy. Miller will die. Polio is un
der arrest, seriously injured.
Painted Hone Tell* How He Was Used
by Carver and Buffalo Bill.
NEW YORK, NOV, 10.—Painted Horse,
one of the Indians from the Bed Cloud
agency who were with Dr. Carver's show
in Europe, arrived here yesterday on the
steamer Augusta Victoria. To-day, in
the presence of General O'Beirne, he
made a long statement in which he
charged both Carver and Buffalo Bill
with great cruelty toward the Indians
under their charge. Painted Horse said
he was repeated tiedly up until he could
endure no further suffering he was fed
upon "stinking meat" and other things
wholly unfit for food his money was
taken from him, and when he asked its
return he received only $5. He said
the other Indians were also
shamefully treated and were frequently
fired upon with both blank and ball
cartridges, and badly wounded. They
were permitted to have all the whiskey
they wanted, and when under its influ
ence they often fought among themselves.
Gen. O'Bierne has a copy of the agree
ment entered into by the Carver combin
ation, in which good treatment to the
Indians is specified particularly as one
of the conditions of their engagement.
A copy of Painted Horse's statement will
be prepared and forwarded to the secre
tary of the interior and to the Indian
commissioners. According to latest ad
vices, Buffalo Bill's Indians will arrive
in Philadelphia next Thursday.
The Whole Republican State Ticket Elect
ed in Iowa.
DES MOINES, NOV. 11.—Official returns
from ninty-seven counties received by
the State Register and unofficial from
Hardin and Mitchell, give Mc Farland,
republican, for secretary of state, 192,061
Chamberlain, democrat, 188,211. Mc
Farland's plurality is 3,890. The whole
republican state ticket is elected.
Insurrection In Honduras
NEW YORK, NOV. 11.—Jacob Baiz,
Guatemalan consul general, is in the
city. He received a cablegram via Mex
ico, stating that a local uprising had
taken place at Tegucigalpa, capital of
Honduras, againBt the government.
President Bogram had retired within two
leagues from the city, and was receiving
the support of tbe rest of the republic.
Order and complete peace prevailed in
Guatemala and the rest of the Central
American states, all assuming a neutral
position in the matter, which is looked
upon as unimportant and merely local.
A Majority of One.
ST. PAUL, NOV. 11.—Official returns
make the next legislature stand as fol
lows: Senate, 28 republicans, 14 demo
crats, 9 alliance, 2 demoorat—alliance
and 1 republican—alliance. House:
Forty-four democrats 39 republicans,'15
straight alliance, 13 alliance-—democrats
and 8 alliance—republicans. The re
publicans have a majority of one in the
senate, which body holds over and votes
on a successor to United States Senator
Fire in Sioux Falls.
Sioux FALLS, S. D., NOV. 11.—At half
past 2 o'clock this morning fire broke out
in George W. Burn
sides' livery barn, des
troying it and the Biverside barn and
damaging the Troy laundry. Three men
sleeping in the Burnside barn had a har
row escape. Thirty-one horses were con
sumed] The loss on the two buildings
was 820,000, on which there was an in
surance of about $15,000.
Lead in Laces.
Ph. de Clarmont gives an account, In
Le Moniteur de la Teinture, of a white
satin dress totally ruined by its trimming
with English lace. The dress had been
worn but once, had then been packed into
a trunk which was deposited in a damp
place and exposed to emanations of hydro
sulphuric acid from gas. When taken oat
it was found that the pattern of tbe lace,
particularly of its tulle ground, had been
printed in indelible black upon the white
satin. The accident was not difficult to
English lace Is habitually charged with
sulphate of lead, which in this case ab
sorbed hydxpgeo and hydrosulphuric acid
from the atmosphere, forming sulphide of
lead, which had been imprinted and fixed
upon the white satin, which naturally had
aim absorbed hydrogen and hydroeulphu
ric acid. The seller of the lace stowed
that charging English lace with white
lead (sulphate of lead)' was commercial
usage, and thereby escaped paying the
damage. An objectionable usage it is at
any rate, as the absorption of lead through
the skin from SUch lace may become dan
gerous to health.
Refreshing Simplicity.
"We shall soon reach a long tunnel,"
said Algernon to Arpminta on their wed
ding journey.
"A tunnelf" replied Araminta. "What%
The British War Ship Serpent Foun
ders Oil the Spanish Coast
in a Gale.
There Were 270 Persons on Board
and Only Three of Them
Were Saved.
The Vessel is Said to Have Been
Constructed Too Light for Her
Horse Power.
Financial Matters in Wall Street
Are Settling' Back to Their
Old Basis.
Major McKinley Talks Hopefully and
Encouragingly to a Cleve
land Reporter.
Terrible LOHH of Life.
LONDON, Nov. 12.—The British tor
pedo cruiser Serpent has foundered at a
point twenty miles north of Cape Finis
terre. Out of a total of 250 souls on
board only three were saved. The Ser
pent went on the rocks during a storm
Monday night. A heavy wind prevailed
at the time of the disaster. Owing to
the violence of the storm it was impossi
ble to send assistance from the shore.
Tremendous seas swept the decks of the
doomed vessel, carrying away group
after group of the unfortunate men on
board. The news of the wreck was con
veyed to Corunna, a distance of sixty
miles, oyer mountain roads. The Ser
pent's complement was 170 officers and
men. The others on board were going
out to relieve men now on ship at an
African station.
MADRID, NOV. 12.—An official telegram
from Corunna says the Serpent was
wrecked off Cape Bucy, near the village
of Camarinas. There were 276 persons
aboard, of whom only three were saved.
The bodies of three ladies have been
washed ashore. The governor has or
dered the authorities at Camarinas to
render every assistance in their power.
LONDON, NOV. 12.—The Serpent was
built after the ideas of Admiral Cooper
Key, who insisted upon immense horse
power, which, according to previous no
tions, was out of all proportion to her
displacement. She could maintain a
speed of 17 knots an hour. Lord Bras
sey, in his Naval Annual, adversely critf
cised the vessel. He said the economy
of weight had been carried to excess in
the construction of the ship, that her
plating was too thin and that her arma
ment was overdone. In the seaway, he
said, her heavy top weight would be a
detriment to her speed and would undu
ly strain the hull. The vessel was 225
feet long, while she had a draught of
only 14^ feet. The relatives of the crew
of the Serpent and the dock yard people
there are full of gossip about the lost
cruiser. It is claimed
unseaworthy and that she broke down
on all her trial trips. Commander Boss
iB said to have been in the habit of treat
ing his men with undue severity. The
Serpent started last Saturday on her
maiden voyage. She was commissioned
for service in Africa last June, but was
detained by several mishaps to her ma
chinery. She and her consorts were
cordially disliked by the ser
vice. The Serpent has a bad record.
She broke down more than once in the
maneuvers of 1888. Several admirals
condemned the whole class as crank.
The Lloyds agent at Corean telegraphs:
"It appears that the Serpent was running
for shelter in one of the bays north of
Finesterre. It is not known whether she
foundered or grounded on the fearful
reefs that are a continuation of the
Galician mountains. If she foundered,
nobody need be surprised but the ad
miralty. If she grounded on the reefs,
she could not stand a minute's battering
in the heavy sea."
The Decker & Howell Failure.
NEW YORK, NOV. 12.—The assignee of
Decker, Howell & Co., William Nelson
Cromwell, makes the following state
ment: "The liabilities are between $10,
000,000 and $15,000,000, most of which
is due to banks and bankers on loans.
The assets are largely in excess of the
liabilities and nearly every loan is well
secured by collateral. The firm deliv
ered to me as part (of its assets about
91,000,000 of securities in a box. This
goes to show that the failure was not due
to lack of securities, but to the extreme
money stringency, which prevented the
firm from completing its daily amount of
borrowings. In the current management
of itB business it was the practice of the
firm to borrow several millions each day
on call in addition to the time loans
which it had. The assets of the firm
comprise largely what is known as Vil
lard securities and during the last few
days it has been impossible to get money
on them. But these securities have ab
solute value and merit, vastly above the
temporary price made under this abnor
mal decline. Shrewd investors are aware
of this and are buying up stocks to put
into vaults and take the rise that is 6ure
to follow. If creditors use good judg
ment and do not qct hastily, they will
not only be paid in full, but will leave a
good surplus for the estate.' "f
The Sjtock Market Firmer.
NBW^YOBK, Nov. ii The stock
market to-day showed a materially bet
tor feeling both in the street and outside
and there was a most gratifying confi
dence displayed.' The action-of the
cleering house committee in coming to
the relief of the banks in difficulty was
the means of restoring the confidence of
many, while the improvement in the sit
uation abroad was also a powerful factor
to that end. Not only waa the active
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stocks much higber all day long, but the
inactive specialties which yesterday
could not find buyers at any price, to
day were taken at advanced figures, and
the heavy slump in those shares was in
a great measure made up. Liquidation
in the Villards is now believed to have
marked the culmination of efforts to
foroe a complete liquidation in the street,
as these stocks had resisted the force ap
plied for a much longer time than any
other group of stocks on the list. The
impression is that now the situation
has been changed for the better and the
improvement in the condition of affairs
will be followed by higher prices all
along tbe line.
McKinley Imi't Kicking.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 8.—Congressman
McKinley arrived in the city this even
ing. Speaking to a reporter about tbe
recent election, he said: "I am well satis
fied with the result in my own district.
I gained 2,600 votes during the cam
paign, which lasted but three weeks.
That was even more than I had any right
to expect. It is certainly very gratifying
to me." "What do you think of the re
sult in the state?" was asked. "The re
publican victory on the state ticket was
splendid. The unfairness of the gerry
manifested most clearly by
the recent election. The republicans
carried the state by a popular majority
of over 12,000, while the democrats se
cured two-thirds of the representatives
in congress, and the republicans one
third. This shows the effect of the
gerrymander very clearly." "Has the
cause of protection suffered any by the
recent democratic victories throughout
the country?" "Protection is stronger
to-day than it ever was, and it will con
tinue to grow in favor. The tariff bill,
which was the issue in the campaign, was
but three and one-half weeks old when
the election occurred, and many of its
provisions have not yet gone into effect.
The bill was misunderstood and shame
fully misrepresented. The latter was
done by the importers, many of whom
are not citizens of the United States and
are free traders."
"What will be the future of the bill?"
"I am sure that it will win in the end.
All great measures have met with tem
porary defeat. The emancipation of the
slaves and the fourteenth and fifteenth
amendments to the constitution may be
pointed to as examples. The same issue
will come to the front in 1892, and it
will then be better understood. Our de
feat this year is not greater than it was
in 1882, two years after (iarfield was
elected. The republicans have not had
a majority in the house of representatives
but twice since 1875. We have little
to fear in future if we have a free ballot
and a fair count." Major McKinley came
to the city on business and a number of
friends called upon him in the evening.
He said he would take rest for a few
days and leave for Washington in about
two weeks so as to be ready for the open
ing of congress on December 1st. When
asked if there would be any important
legislation enacted during the session, he
said that he did not know of any. "We
did not leave much undone the last ses
sion," be remarked, with a smile. Major
McKinley feels confident that the senate
will pass the Lodge federal election bill
before the close of the session.
Drewi Them in White if You Want to
Make Them Doubly Attractive.
"White is for brides," runs that very
plaintive soog concerning the woes of
"Miss July Anne Jo," and it's also the
thing for a girl to wear during her baby
hood and childhood, and all along through
those intervening years when scbool claims
her attention, and she is not ready yet lor
the glory of her white tulle debut frock.
"Always dress a young girl in white," says
a dressmaker. "Here is an entice mstmne
in which a girl, whether she be pretty or
ugly, short or tall, is sore to look more
fresh and girlish than in any color I know
It was cashmere flannel of a warm cream
white that brings out the faintest tint of
peachy pink cheeks and shiny lights in
youthful tresses. The skirt was laid in
fan box plaits, narrow and flat at the
waist, and widening and standing slightly
out at the hem, that just reached the ankles.
Though the waist fitted snugly all aUtt,
straight lines were relieved by having the
front laid from the shoulders down across
the bust in soft plaits, folding kerchief
wise over a tiny white surah vest.
Similar folds trimmed the back, drawing
to a narrow point at the waist, where a Coll
flannel sash, finished in knotted silk fringe,
was fastened in a double bow over the
waist tails and fell in draperies to theiieehi.
Lag o* mutton sleeves and a high collar
gave this little frock a dw—y effect that
made it suitable for diimecs at home, bat
tbe wearer should arrange her locks in a
fail braid to hang down ber back, and with
black silk stockings and black buckle slip
pers she is as pretty and gracious a figure
as her elder sisters in all the frills and fur
belows of full toilet.
Now for study hour and for a morning
gown "my pretty maid" will wear a white
basket flannel suit, made with a gathered
skirt that must not be too full, and above
tbe bottom hem, not over an inch deep,
should run at least ten rowB of very narrow
silk braid laid a little over half an inch
apart. Blue gray is a pretty color for (he
braid it does not fade or run if tbe dress is
washed. The waist should be a loose one
gathered into a belt that slips under the
skirt band, and in place of a high collar a
broad directoire plaiting of blue-gray china
silk forms a soft finish about the throat.
Under this runs a wide scarf of the silk
to knot under mademoiselle's pretty white
chin, so that long floating loops and ends
will half conceal tbe closely set, tiny bullet
pearl buttons up the front. Have the
sleeves very full to the elbow, where a long
flannel cuff, trimmed with a turn back
plaiting of silk, frames tbe round blue
veined wrist, and a belt of blue-gray rib
bon with a long bow at tbe back will oon-
inexpensive costume.—New Yack
Sailor* Give a Ball.
Before departure for San Francisco of
the United States steamship Nipsic from
Honolulu Capt. McCurley and officers gave
a farewell ball on board the vessel, which
was a most delightful affair throughout.
The decorations were superb and won the
admiration of all present. Tbe invited
guests were conveyed from the lauding in
the ship's boats, and were warmly wel
comed by Capt. McCuriey and his officers
and most agreeably entertained during
their stay. His majesty the king, mem
bers of the cabinet, diplomatic and consu
lar corps and a large nnmbkr of prominent
citizens were among those present.—Army
and Navy Register.:
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