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THE CURSE OF GOLD.
Three significant facts wore told in t'ie cablegram from Europe published In the Sunday papers. First The condition of the Avorking mcn in England, and especially in Lon don, is constantly groAving worse. Wages, already barely sutlieient to sup port life, are being reduced still lower, and many factories are closed entirely. Second The Berlin chamber of com merce has issued its report for 1S0L The general state of business is de scribed as unfavorable, except in cer tain branches. It says the public show a marked tendency to buy cheap and inferior goods, which results in a de pression of prices. Third The gold and silver reserves of the bank of France have reached a sum in excess of . ny), of which amount 2. H U n m is in silver. This is not only the largest reserve in the world, but it has never been paralleled in the history of li nance. Great Britain and Germany are un der the single gold standard. France has a bimetallic currency and maintains the parity of sold and silver by redeeming the notes of the Bank of France in silver whenever gold is de manded for export. It is true that since lS7o the mints of France have not been open to the free coinage of silver, but the full legal ten der live-franc pieces have been kept in circulation and their debt-paying quality has not been impaired, nor have they ever been spoken of as 50 cent dollars. If a French newspaper should denounce the livo-frauc piece as dishonest the editor would be arrested immediately and punished for his crime by a long term of in.vrisonment. It is scarcely necessary to say that in France a minister of tinance would be considered an imbecile if he should propose to issue bonds to buy gold when he had sso.'WH'.ooo of full legal tender silver on hand. And if it should become necessary for France to issue bonds at any time they would be lirst offered to her own people, and not given away to a syndicate at IS per cent less than they were worth 1 in open market. England and Germany are under the curse of gold. France is blessed with genuine bi metallism. If you are tired of looking at Mexico, suppose you look at France. New York Mercury. Timc to Unmask. Senator A. O. Bacon, of Georgia, in a letter responding to an invitation to be ! present at a bimetallic convention at (Iritlin. Ga.. said, among other things: "It is doubtless true that there are sincere binietallists who hesitate to commit themselves to free coinage from honest apprehensions as to its effects. ! Having no reference to them, it is prop er to remark that many, if not a large majority, of those who are at heart j gold monomefaliists conceal their true j sentiments and masquerade as the j friends of bimetallic coinage, while ev 4ry power is exerted by them to main tain the single gold standard. For the purpose of catching votes, they are theoretical binietallists, but for the purpose of reaping for themselves and their allies the golden harvest from the single standard they a roAp radical gold monomet al lists, "I rejoice in tno hone that the time j for juggling with ambiguous phrases has passed, and that in the contests of the near future all those who are either avowedly or at heart gold monometal lists will be ranged together, and that, on the other side, there will stand op posed to them all true, practical bi nietallists. who, while they may differ as to methods and details, nevertheless really desire tin? restoration to the country of both gold and silver as pri mary money, with the coins of each metal of equal interchangeable value with the other. -The man whosays that such bimetal lic coinage of equal interchangeable value would not be 'sound money is not candid, and he who says that such practical bimetallism is Impossible ought to avow himself as a gold mono metallist and should cease to masque rade as a theoretical bimetallist. On the other hand, all who believe that such practical bimetallism is possible ought to adjust among themselves dif ferences of method and of tl.tail and make common cause against the advo cates of the single gold standard, wheth er such advocates stand out boldly as avowed mouometallists or adroitly con ceal their true character under the dis guise of theoretical binietallists." Can't lie Bamboozled. The workingman cannot be bam boozled by the talk about the lowering of prices due to a gold standard being beneficial to his interests. The lower sng of prices has reference to the whole sale prices alone, and not to the retail price, which varies but imperceptibly even when the wholesale is materially decreased. The falling of price hurts the manufacturer and the producer, and naturally seriously affects his busi ness, and compels curtailment. His adversity means the wage worker's ad versity, ami his prosperity means pros perity to all in his employ. Enhanced gold values mean depressed values, with the consequence that more of ev ery product musT'be given to secure the yellow metal. With such a condition of affairs existing in the United States it is most remarkable that Mr. Ilorr, or any other gold standard man, should Attempt to contend for a moment that It is beneficial to the laboring elas.-vs that the double standard should be adopted. Lea d v i I le 1 1 e ra Id -1) em oc ra t. That i:ond Steal. Th Philadelphia Ledger, endeavor ing to justify Mr. Cleveland's bargain with the British bankers, refers to the fact that Congress, in the last session, refused to authorize th,' issue of "gold" bonds, instead of co:n" bonds, "al though by doing it more than sixteen million dollars would have boon saved ttoj i nc country. in.s iuc.i... u ,.. . rii - . . it ; has any meaning, that the country gave V v V T' ' worse than no bread to the foreigners sixKvn million dollars : r. it. hill. at all. The proposi for the option to pay the bonds in gold I lion to give one-fifth of a vote to each of or silver? Is anv other meaning possi- their delegates, giving four-fifths to Tam ble? Are we then to understand the Iiia".v. wa rejected by them, though in- Ledger's prop i... ,1,., i,.,vin.r m HiMiiiri i. nun. . i v- I . . , . . retained at so heavy a cost tun option. I the bonds are now iawnni pajame m j sontation. or 30 rotes to 70 for Tam silvcr dollars, if Congress shall choose j m:,ny. This was voted down and they to pursue that course? By no means do . left the hall, taking their one-fifth repre we advocate or even approve this moth- sentntion with them. Senator Hill voted od of payment. Uut, can the Ledger . ith Tammany for the report and against explain upon what grounds it would he motion, an early morning conference 1 . . , - , . I having resulted in a patching up of his propose to deprive the people of an ad- diffproiloos with tho vantage for which it says they havo T,.0 S(a(e Democracy might have ac paid the vast sum of sixteen million dol- j 00ptcd the one-fifth representation if it lars? The act of Congress retaining tho ( had not been coupled with the hard condi oplion was deliberate. The British ' tions of a recognition of Tammany Hall bankers fully understand the matter, I n the regular parly organization, cn for. according to the Ledger, they raised titled to recognition in all future conven tlK ir la-ic-because th, option wos there, j ;- Iho ono-ütth representation was 11 1 , , , ,., , , . to be accepted not as a right but as a Now. we should like to know why a gop fo harmonyt nn(1 the Slato Democra- privilego costing so" dearly should be j ov proniI,tly decided to reject it and enter treat eil as if it did not exist, and the a vigoror.s protest. Charles S. Fairshiid, people should be compelled to act as if , the bankers had succeeded in inducing ' c.mim. t.. tilwiitnto th. wi.i.l "imbl" i stitute the wold "gold" i .v l'i.',,,, ii.iv ! oiii Litner we li.ue . for the word "co: thrown away sixteen nullum dollars oi , the bonds may be paid in silver. Either . the bankers obtained sixteen million dollars by unfair means, or tho Ledger, in attempting to scold Congress for its refusal to make the change, speaks idly and without reason. It will be interest- id without reason. It will be interest- . . - ,, . . f t, g to have full discussion ot this in - , rtant quest lon.-Manufaeturer (1 hil- in; port adelphia). United States Must Lead. Vwiile I think international bimetal lism most desirable, and while I admit that the nonassimilation of the turren- . , , ,,,, . nil,J cies of commercial peoples Mill be as it j is now, a serious obstacle to interna- . fional commerce, I am conlident, says. Ceo. F. Talbot, that there is now no other war in which it can be accom- plished but for one strong, rich and en terprising nation like the United States to take the initative and rehabilitate, silver within its own jurisdiction. j Silver was demonetized not by inter- j national conference, consulting the ' whole world's advantage, but by separ ate local legislation contemplating the advantage of single nations. It must be remenetlzed in the same way. We have wasted fifteen years in importuning 1'nglaml to reconsider a policy that has inilicted heavy bunions upon her own dependencies and operated unfavorably upon her home agriculture, manufac tures and trade, while the rest of the; sinking deeper and j world has been deeper into gold monometallism, para lysis of industry and shrinkage of val ues, accurately registered by a corre sponding depreciation of silver. If now. with our large supply of coal, our established manufacturing plant and the superior skill of our workmen, we renioneti.e silver and bid for the trade of Asia. South America and Mexico, England will not be six mouths in fol lowing our example. Bimetallism Give Stalnlitj-. , . . iii it 1 1 Mr. Elijah Helm, a notable English ; . J , A, , student and author upon political eoon- J omy and monetary principles, says: i "History teaciies that the co-ordinate employment of the two precious metals affords the nearest approach to sta bility which it is possible to reach. De parture from it, only twenty-one years ago. has involved the industries, tin commerce and the finance of the civil ied world in a maze of confusion an?; disorder. It has thrust back free trade, has increased the burden of taxation, has brought British agriculture into dire straits, lias reduced the rewards of industry ami lias artmciauy enangeu the terms of private contracts. Wis dom and justice alike, then, counsel a return to the old path of the joint stand ard, tin restoration of which may be with confidence regarded as certain, because the joint standard is least lia ble to variation.' Han No Stability. Notwithstanding the boastful declara tion of tho banking syndicate that lias the destiny of American finance In their hands, the out How of gold has again begun, says the Progressive Farmer. Three hundred thousan 1 w ont early last week, and was later followed by a million. This would really make no difference to the American people if our misguided financiers did not make it so. How can sensible men base the business of the country upon a single limited commodity for which the whole world Is, frantically bidding? The merest tyro ought to know there can be uo stability in such finance. J4ackn Sonne. A man who hasn't any more sense tlmn to talk about the amount of sil ver in circulation in this country to day, when there is not a dollar that circulates on Its merit as silver, can't entertain thinking men, it matters not how much he may cause himself to swell. LnG range (Ga.) Graphic. TAMMANY IN CONTEOL RJLES THE NEW YORK DEMO CRATIC CONVENTION. Ftalc Democracy Men Leave the Hall, mil Senator Hilt and II i r Friends Have Jt All Their üvn Way The Platform and Ticket. Bow to the Tiger. There Avas an exciting scene in the J New York Democratic State convention I nt Svracuse when the delegates of the State Democracy rose in a body and' left the hall. This action, according to a press dispateh. was caused by the adoption of the re port of the Commit tee on Credentials. The anti-Tninnianf Svjv Democrats of New York City consider- T r, !' ed a fifth of a loaf uorseu oy tno convention. A unai strug- io convention. I .,),. ....... .-.in, 11 l. ( m ,.1 , .1 ...,, ; ,? , , l lllilUC Ufc lilt." VIVlVllMI 111 ft molion to nl,ow thcm one.thinl n.pre. of New York, said when he left . the con vention: "The Associated Press can an "ounce that we will have a ticket of our "ounce that we will have a own on all local issues." rpl ,i..i, tpo n Crptontials re.;d ag follows. "Tammany Hall is entitled to reco; nt- tion m nn future conventions as regular, and its delegates are to be placed upon the preliminary and other rolls thereof, and. in the appointment of inspectors of uu",, v". 717 u"",l ineveryotherway in which the question of orrranization may arise. said Tam- v IIn or;ranization shall bo rmiR. nized ami seated as the regular organiza tion of the party in New York County, but in the interest of harmony nt this time the committee recommends, subject to the aforesaid conditions, that the Mt- 1 : 11 ii... -i-i ..... ulMa s Ult? u""" , known as the State Democracy, be ad- mitteJ o the convtntion with ono.flfth of a Votp to oaoh Statp I)emocrarv (lop. pat, and four-fifths of a vote to eacl each Tammany Hall delegate." The resolution was adopted by a vote of 02 to 17. Senator Hill voted yea and William B. Kirk, of Onondaga nny. A motion to give the State Democracy one-third of a vote each was lost by a vote of 112 to '21, the nays including Hill and Kirk. The rank and file of the State S I Democracy were at' first inclined to ac cent the half loaf. but when Mr. Fair- t child arrived he vig- n. r. 1 i.owr.n. orously protested against surrendering ain- rights. The (Jraep-Fairchild people left the 1,al! All1 l,R 15!od. ou,t tLu;ro was .a reieiiiHiii ui lire srcire in lire uemoei :i we convention of 1S'J4 at Saratoga. They wcre alternately cheered and hissed. When the tumult had subsided the re port of th Commit lee on Permanent Or ganization was read, and the chairman appointed John l'ojd Thatcher and James X. Sheppard to escort ex-Gov. Flower to tin chair as permanent chair man of the convention. The platform as adopted declares for home rule in cities, economy in publi' ex pense, an orderly Sunday without blue laws, home rule in excise, equal taxation. . , . .. . J ' u ium, 1 "ciici.u ui.;:iio.i lor icteiiue , , ..1 only, "sound money, and a vigorous rnfon.oin,.nt of tlu. Monroe, doctrine. The .nlministration of President Cleveland is indorsed and that of Gov. Morton de nounced. The following ticket wan nom inated without opposition: .Tui'ge Court of Appeals. .. .Judge Teller Secretary a' State Horatio C. King Comptroller John B. Judsoii Attorney Gincral Norton Chase Treasurer D. C. Dow State Engineer Kussel! Stuart IN AID OF COMMERCE. j j Navigation Topics Carefully Consid- m iue ivi.nm vmuurnui.-. 1 he International Deep nter Associa tion, which met at Cleveland, proved a large success in the number of attend ants. The real test til its practical im portance may not come for a long time yet. It is certainly encouraging to have this evidence of interest. The relative importance of water-ways has greatly decreased, it is true, fdnce the days of De Witt Clinton and the Erie Canal, but from a positive point of view their importance has greatly increased. At the opening of the session a pi.rfial report of the Committee on Credentials was submitted, indicating the presence of 'M delegates from fifteen States and Provinces. President Howland said that lie had received a cocmutdeatioii from Sir Mackenzie Bowell, Premier of Canada, designating an eminent engineer, Mr. Munro, to represent the Canadian Gov ernment at the convention. Mr. 1 lowland then invited Lieut. George P. Blow, who came to the convention as a representa tive of the United States Government, and Mr. Munro to take bents on the plat form. He said the action of the two Gov ernments in sending representatives to the convention did not in any way com mit them to the ioliey of the convention. After adopting a rule limiting speeches to ten minutes, discussion was declared in order, and Mr. Kichard B. Dubell, of Quebec, and Mr. A. Ii. Crocker, presi dent of the Minneapolis Board of Trade, gave abstracts of the papers which they had prepared on "Export Lumber and Timber Trade." Mr. DoWll in closing ordially invited the convention to meet ext year in Quebec. Alexander II. iwt x rr y 41 V'tUM1 t Smith, secretary of the Executive Canal Committee of Xew York, read a paper upon the subject of "An Improved Erie Canal Offered to Lake Commerce as a Substitute for a Ship Canal." Mr. Smith paid that the people of New York were intensely interested in cheap transporta tion and the commerce of the great lakes. He detailed at length the j roposed plans for improving .he Erie Canal and ex pressed the bel'ef that when the work of deepening trat waterway had been completed th" -anal would easily aecom modate the lal e traffic to the sea. Prof. Emory It. Johnson, of the University of Pennsylvania lei.d a paper on the "Effect of Deep Water Between the Great Lakes and the Sea Upon Kailwi'y Traffic and Profits." CLEVELAND'S DEADLINE. Which No Person Can Pass Without the President's Consent. When President Cleveland gets to Gray Gables. Iiis eountry place on Buzzard's Bay. he feels quite safe from annoying visitors. The place is so situated natural!- that it is impossible for anyone to get to the house without the President's con sent. Should the visitor attempt an en trance to the domain by water he would lind at the Heating dock, w'.'.ere alone it is possible to land, a m in on guard who would tell him that "Mr. Cleveland is engaged." Much the fame performs nee is gone through with by those who approach on land. They have to traverse half a mile of private road before they reach the lodge. There is no other road loading to Gray Gables, and any one on foot who attempted to cross th marsh near the estate would have a sorry time of it. At the lodge visitors are met by oPiccra o tho secret serviee. If they are per sona! friends of the President or are ex pected, they are allowed to go on. If they are there simply out of curiosity or with the hope of seeing Mr. Cleveland, they LIN? rix MAI OF !It. CI.KVKI.AM iii:ofMS. are allowed to go to "the deadline" as it is called. Beyond that may no man pass without Mr. Cleveland's direct permis sion. This "deadline" is established just west of the stables. It was placed there so that vehicles could have an opportunity to turn around in the open space in front of the errringe shed. The driveway is too narrow to turn in any other place. From this outpost messages and cards are taken to the hous while visitors wait with a hope that is almost sure to bo blasted. Th" occasion for the establishment of "the deadline" was not so much to keep at a distance importunate otliee-seokera as to put a stop to the great annoyance which over-curious people subject the President's family to. Until the "dead line" edict went forth, wagon loads of people from all around would drive into the Presiddit's grounds, pull up directly in front of the rorth piazza, the favorite gathering place of the family, and star at the people who happened to be sitting there in a way that was, to say the least, embarrassing, pointing out each indi vidual and commenting audibly. After a year of that sort of thing every day. with no holiday from the ordeal of inspection, even cn Sunday. Mr. Cleve land e.t::blished "the der.di'me." lie said he was !k t only willing, but frit much complimented to have his fellow citizens make trips to see his home and his grounds, but he seriously objected to hav ing his fnmi'y and himself put on exhibi tion like so many freaks in a museum. .lie thought be v:is cul!ilrl to a little f tha domestic privacy which is accorded with out ;uest!on to his VMMl.lMKJ fellow citi zens. CONVENTION OF IRISHMEN. A Militia Organization of Irish American 1h Advocated. The great national convention of Iris soci'-ties was opened in the Young Mill's Christian Association Hall in Chicago with a large representation of Irishmen from all parts of the country. Nearly 1,0M delegates were in attendance. The convention lasted three days. One g-ner-al object was the formation of a united open organization for tho furtherance of the Irish cause. Those who issued the call for the ooineution claim tlsat it is t ot oor.fr mplatod that physical force shall be used or advised to the attainment of the independence of the Irish people as a nation, "unless such means be deemed absolutely necessary and the object in view be probable of attainment." Little time was lost in preliminaries and the election of permanent officers was put through at a rapid pace and with uninteruptcd harmony. The report of the Committee on Permanent Organiza tion did not meet with the slightest oppo sition, the following officers being unani mously leeted: .7. F. Finerty. Chair man: .1. P. Sutton, Secretary; J. F. Keat ing. T. 11. McGravey and .1. O. Strain, Assistant Secretaries; Vice Presidents, J. M. Kenned v. Montana: C. I. O'Brien, St. Paul; C. F. Driscoll, New Haven; P. J. Judge. Holyoke; Cornelius Harding, Pittsburg. Cousideral.de enthusiasm was created by a motion to add O'Donovan Bossa to the list of vice presidtnts, but Mr. Bossa declined. Any doubts as to the earnest ness ot the "new movement" towards freedom for Ireland, were set at rest when Chairman John F. Fineray, in an address to tho convention, declared for an Irish-American standing army which shall be ready to do battle for Ireland whenever opportunity may present itself. The boldness of the plan as outlined by the ardent speaker created a sensation. Tho Turkish authorities at various pot ts of Asia Minor, notably at Bey rout and Samsun, are again subjecting packages sent by the American Bible House for tlio mission stations to fresh examinations and delays at the port cf arrival, not withstanding the fact that all package are carefully examined by the customs authorities at Constantinople and duly sealed by that body. The mohlers in two of the largest iron foundries in St. Joseph, Mo., the Am brose and Columbia, went out on a strike, demanding more hours. The men have been on short hours for several months. s.- . coir ttX r -j INDIANA INCIDENTS. SOBER OH STARTLING, FAITH FULLY RECORDED. An Interesting Surr.mar. of the Mor Im portant Kolag cf Our Neighbor -Wed? dtaf;Knd Heaths Olnt-, C usual tir and General News Nita- Comlensrtl State News. Cosh,:i is to have another bicycle fac tory. Columbus is entertaining" a diptheria epidemic I'ichmo:id schools have an enrollment if 2,t:-o-j pupils. Coslen is lobe enlarged by the annex ation of Wot lo-hell. V"m. Ja.-kson. aged Munde citizen, was stricken whh paralysis. Tho postotV.tv at Niher Grove, Floyd county, la !vn discontinued. Charlestown has had a house to house eenscs taken and has l.op; i!iii:il:i;ants. Hamilton township. Su'.ihun c imty, voted t. buibl 'St miles of gnvel loads. Milli-' !:i!y was struck by a passenger train at Wilkin-on. ami family injur-'d. Frances, tho d -lighter of Bid: Goodwin of New Ca.-tic, was injured in a runaway. The Bedford fair had tobe postponed on account of the pre al.-niv of diphtheria there. Leading Ander.-on citizens are tningj to sect-re the fataor.- Culver locomotive works. A seeo-id national bank ha been or ganized at Crown Point, with ;''.d,i capital. "White caps" burned a toll house near Connersv i!e l cause they v. ere opposed to Arrangements are being made for the relocation of the Aur-ricau starch factory at Cohunbiis. At Kokomo. wh.-re diphtheria h raging, the antitoxin- remo'Iv is being resorted to by t he ph -icians. j The enrollment of students at Kariham j College has reached 1 The seniors number forty-thre . j Anderson officcis are still searching for the men wh tri -d to kidnap the Bolton children the other d iy. Brazil home talent has organized a dra matic company. Their lirsl 1 lay willln F;ich Tom's Cabin." Anderson is (o have a market building lMK:iOd let in dimensions, with a two- story anne:; ."OxloO twt. j Chas. W. Martin, mail clerk on the T. j ILA W., jumped !'ro:n his car. louring a wreck, and was fatally injured. The eight window glass factories of Kl- j wood. Orestes. Alexandria, and Frank toll have all re.sute.ed operation with full force. A U-year-ohl child cf Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Iteesc, who reside near Brooklyn, Ind., was drowned in a large jar of water. Guy .Metier, an l!-year-oM boy, w;s fatally injured at FraiiktVit recently, lia climbed mi apple trci and fell out, alight ing 011 his head. T. J. Vomit, a Wabash veteran, has gone insane. He imagines that Department Conimander Shively m trying to deprive him of bis pension. C. C. Mi-Morris of Hall. Morgan county, lost his resid'c.ce by lire. The family barely escaped in thenight with their cloth ing. Insurance, ?'. KK worth DeWiti's wife ami twoehil.Ire-i were thrown ou of a buggy at North Sa lem. The younger child was killed and the mother seriously injured. A $'4U)0fl i"re occurred at Logansport. It began in B. F. K01 string's drug store and spie d to .John l'wentci"s furnishing store and B. Schnadig's dry goods Lom.-v. The corner-stone of the new Court-house at Bochester has been laid. An oration w;is delivered bvthe Hon. B. I. Shively. of South Bend. The new structure is to cost $KM,M0. Hiram Bowles, a fnrmer living n ar Orestes, found a couple of mill sads full of silverware hidden in a corn shock in his coiniidd. Where it came from or who put it there is a mystery. The water from a flowing well at the v.orksof the National Tin riaL1 Company, at Anderson, kills all ties ire for strong drink. It has taken nearly IW) customers away Ironi tho saloon already. In the mines of Clinton a lamp fell from the cap of James Bichanls, a miner, ignit ing a 'J.'i-pound keg of powder. Richards was frightfully turned. Florence W bitted, another miner, was also badly burned. The last school census at KIwood shows a school population of 'J.son. Tour school houses are crowded, and another ten-thou-sand-do!lHihuilding is to be erected this fall. Thirty-two teachers are employed. The rumored closing of all the tin-plate factories in the country for an indelinate time as soon as the supply of billets on hand is exhausted is untrue so far as the American tin plate plant at KIwood is con cerned. The second annual reunion of the twenty-fourth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, will be held at Orleans on Oct. 8. 9 and 10. An invitation is extended to all old soldiers and especially members of the Twenty furth. V'. Johnson, aged of Winchester, sent Ids wife and baby home from Mimcie, on a passenger train. He was to follow on a freight to save fare, in mounting the ttain he fell under tho wheels and lost Loth legs. DBollie Belknap, aged VX who poisoned her foster parents, Fleming Saner and wife, at Seymour, had her trial recently. She pleaded not guilty. Jury returned a verdict of manslaughter and sentenced her to the Reform School until she is '21. Daniel M. Weaver, a prominent and wealthy resident of ICokomo, was probably fatallv hurt recently, lie accompanied his daughter to the train, helping her aboard the cars. The train started before lie got off ai: I in attempting to alight he was thrown under the trucks. The steps of the car also struck him. Several bones were broken. The, daughter went on her journey, knowing nothing of the accident. Braham Shidel er, commissioner of Cass County, was badly injured by a bull. The animal was dehorned and the injuries may not prove fatal. Shildcler's collar bone and shoulder blab; on the right side Ave re broken, and internal injuries resulted Shideler is f.5 yens old. Henry Shaffer, employed on a farm near Milroy, attempted to climb into a high Avagon led. stepping behind the team and on the doubletree. As hedid so. the horses started to run, and before he could iet into the bed the team ran against a tree, catch ing the unfortunate driver and managing him in a horrible manner, killing U'v instantly. LOVE, LIGHT AND LUCK. A Millionaire Senator Who Has Thr tstroii;; Point of Belief. Senator John I. Jones, of Nevada, Is a linn believer in luck. He told mo a little while ago, says a Avriter in tho New York Telegram, that he deserved no credit at all for being a millionaire. "I am oue of the comparatively feAV who Avere born under a lucky star," hj said. "Without luck as an aid I avouM never have been heard of. That's the ease of most successful men, you will lind, whether they Avill admit it or not. I have always found that luck was just a! lead. I once wandered away from my party in the mountains ami the in tense cold threatened to finish me be fore I joined it again. I got under the friendly side of a bowlder to eseapo the icy blasts that came roaring down the mountain and about the lirst thing I saw there Avas one solitary match. I gathered some brushwood, struck tho match and it Avent out. A little dis heartened. I proceeded on my way, and hadn't go:u tAventy paces before I saw another match, but it Avas a Avet one. I dried it on my hair and struck it. It sputtered, burned, flickered, danced, Avinked and finally blazed and in ten minutes I Avas cooking before a roar ing lire. My comrades saw the smoke and in a little AvhiV joined me. Hver since that time I have always found a match just ahead. It is Avorse than folly for a man to become discouraged. Life is only a e.uestion of hanging n. Luck had as much to co wi h Napo'e n's success as ability. It surely was not ability that made him, when 22. meet, Avhen he Avas on his Avay to the river to commit suicide, in the dead of night, a friend Avho gave him a belt full of money. That friend, and not Napoleon changed the map of Europe and ha. given hundreds of thousands of print.' ers. binders, Avriters, actors, seen painters, soldiers and sailors a living. Even Shakspeare Avas lucky to havo been such a favorite of nature as to re ceive the most royal gift she ever be stowed upon mortal man a brain of rubies. The throe L's are the greatest thing in the Avorld Light, Love and Luck." I livid ion s Comparison. "One Avho is now a member of Con gress, or Avill be Avhen the national legislature meets on the lirst Monday In December, and is sworn in. AAa s, two dozen years ago. a county judge in tin State from Avhidi he hails, and a more pompous ami conceited judge never sal on the bench." said a Western man. "But that Avas long ago. and the years have taught him a good many things and Improved him materially. How. ever that may be, it happened that on ?ne occasion in his court a lawyer was pleading a case and Avas making a reg ular red lire-and-sloAv-curtain speech, which stirred the jury to its profound est depths. In the course of his perora tion he said: " 'And, gentlemen of the jury, as 1 stand at this bar to-day in behalf of a prisoner, whose health is such that at any moment he may be called before a greater judge than the judge of this court, I "The Judge on the bench rapped sharply on the desk, and the lawyer stopped suddenly and looked at h'm questioningly. " 'The gentleman.' said the court, with dignity, 'will please confine himself to the cast? before the jury and not per mit himself to indulge in Invidious com parisons.' "It almost took the attorney's breath 11 way, but he managed to pull himself together and finish In pretty fair sha pe." Wa sli lugt on St a r. IMgeons 011 tho farm. There is nothing more attractive to a boy on a farm than a flock of pigeons, and there Is no farm on Avhich a few might not be kept. The common va riety Is easily obtained and they will take care of themselves if given a nest ing place. They are unite prolific, breeding four or live times a year, two birds being hatched at a time. The young make nice stews, and the old ones, made Into pot pie, are a dish lit for a king. Much amusement may be got. ten from the fancy sorts, such as pout ers, tumblers, fantails, trumpeters and homers. We have kept all sorts and found ready sale for them at good prices. The squabs are alAays in good demand, and the old pigeons bring a good price always in the markets. They cost but very little to keep them, a they pick up most of their living about the' farm. They make nice pets and serve a good purpose in keeping beys i interested in the farm. Should Ho Aiming Hit l'irst. Americans abate nothing of their re spect for the advice of Washington and Jefferson about avoiding foreign alli ances, when they wish their govern ment to be in the light for the safetj of Christians in Armenia and China The nations which profess Christianity Avill be disgraced until every spot 01 the earth is free from persecution 01 account of Christian faith. If the cm peror and the Sultan must go, th United States should lie among the firs to say so. St. Ixmis Republic. Fertilizers. I.arnyard manure is not a complet fertilizer, especially when not save and handled under the best possibl conditions. It should be kept undt cover and turned hoav and then, or, not prepared for this, should be sea tered over the fields as soon as mad The stirring up will be done pretty tho oughly by tue hogs if a little corn f bid In it. Police Justice What's the char against this man? Policeman I mjx sonating an ollicer. "What did he do ; "Ho walked up to a street vendei stand and took a handful of peanuts Chicago Rccord- "I see most of your hair Is gono." sti Brown to Burton. "Yes," replied Bt ton, "U'a left for part unknown." :