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VI1 His '. !$&• .. 'r. 1 A Story of Patriarchal Times. :•«.» __ CONMOMIB 1890, IIW AMD 1894 CHAPTER IV. But Namarah raised her hands and hffc her face from sight, and Adina's voice began to-tremble as he spake to her again, and said, full tenderly:. "Didst thou hot know, Namarah, when I told thee I would send thee a message by thy bird, but that .I lacked the courage,- that that message was my love for thee? As God beholds me, maiden, my heart hath even been knit to thine since first my eyes fell on thee and if thou love me not, my life is all over for me." Still was silent the maiden Namarah, so that Adina's heart grew cold with fear within him, and his voice brake as he spake once more: "'I go forth to battle, O maiden, to fight against the enemies of the Lord and to shield thy father. It may be that death awaits me, and if thou hast in thy heart aught of tenderness .toward~me, I pray thee speak, or let me go to death and silence and forgetful ness". Then did Namarah turn to him, a sudden trembling passing over her whole jody, and dropping her hands from before her face, she stretched them out toward him. Whereat Adjna fell upon his knees and bowed his head, thinking it was her- to be stow her blessing upon him in token of eternal farewell. But with a swift and silent motion, Namarah was at his side, and before he could lift his bend «d head, her soft arms clung around his neck. "Maiden," he muttered in a voice •deep with passion, while he reached upward his strong arms, and held her in a close and gentle clasp, though he rose not from his lowly posture, "tell me, I pray thee, what thou-meanest. Is it for pity thou dost clasp me? If so But Namarah bent her head above him, and made answer: "No, not pity—love." Then did he spring to his feet, and .-stand erect in all the comely beauty •of his goodly vouth, and drawing her •close against his bjeast, he bent his heaij and kissed her. u~ was to Na marah the first time she had ever felt her heart respond to any sign of love, •and Adina's heart was even as virgin as her own: It was this in the heart of each that made that moment's rap ture. It was a long, long time that neither spake. Their arms were fold ed close about each other, and once •and again their lips mets and clung •to those sweet and sacred kisses which are'the precious fruit of purity of life. Then spake the young man Adina: "Wilt thou have me tell thy father, Namarah, that we may have his bles aingou our betrothal ?-"itH*'i think he will not turn him from me, seeing he liath but lately ^told me that he oweth unto me his life." But Namarah answered: "Nay, I would have him go forth to "the fight, as hath been his wont of yore, believing himself my only object •of care a.nd love and prayer. He hath told me that he wills that I shall marry, and when thou comest back "with him victorious, then will I tell him all, and ask his blessing. But, ah, Adina, my most loved one, my new-found joy and hope, how if the enemies of the Lord should slay thee, that thou returnest to tee no more!" And at these words she fell to w.eep ing, and sobbed upon his breast. But Adina comforted her strongly, and bade her pray to God with faith, tell ing her he felt within himself that God. would prosper the army of her father Jephthah, and bring them back victorious. "Then will I claim thee for my bride,. Namarah, thou fairest of women and maidens, and joy will be ours as long as life shall'last." Namarah clasped him closer yet, and kiss and behold, as his lips rested upon hers, they heard the doves near by cooing and calling. 'Thoujhalt give me one of thy [birds, Namarah," Adina said "and I will make for it a little cage, and carry lit with me and when the enemies of Lthe Lord shall have been vanquished, Ithen .will I send thee the tidings on fthe wings of thy bird." And the idea pleaded Namarah, and srtle -by side they went together to where the doves slept, and Namarah opened the door and called them to'her with the little call they knew so well and, although the time was late and strange, they circled round her head, and one. of them settled on her shoulder. Namarah took it gently In her h^nd, and ere she gave it over to Adina, she kissed the crest of its snow-white head. "Come back to me in peace and tri umph," she said. And then, when Adina had taken the-dove from her, she realized that this moment of parting was come, and, with a great wave of love and tender ness and longing sweeping over her, she gave herself into her lover's arms to receive his last embrace. •. Solemn and sweet and silent it was, there in the holy moonlight and whep at last she raised her head to speak, there were brave words on her. lips. "Thou knowest the meaning of our city^fe name," she said. "Take It for an omen' to comfort thee and rest thy iheart', and" I. will even rest so oa it, [too." "TTea, I know it," he answered then Ikissed he her once more,, and murmur |lhg the word "Mizpeh!" between his lalfrparted lip8, he turned- and left er qlone. -v- •-''vv-ir. \. -,V CHAPTER V. |-It*was many a- weary day that Na iarah waited ifor tidings which came lot. It was her habit,to sit at work Jth her maidens upon the roof, or else ligh vp la the top chamber oiT'the Imise. and ajways phe,, would place 1 1 ••':-•..'1 -. ®yJUL,A MAORUDER... .... BT KOBKRT Bonnib'S SOMH 'W* herself near to the window which looked toward the field of battle, and none knew why it was that she str&ined her eyes so wistfully into the air, as if she looked for and expected some token in the heavens. Often her work would fall from her fingers, and she would rest a long time idle, with no sound escaping her, except the deep-drawn sighs which none knew how to interpret. The maidens that were her companions looked on at this and marveled. They knew that Namarah was.ever a loving and solici tous daughter, but it was not uncom mon for her father to be away and in danger, and this was something more than her usual concern for him. She had lost heart in her work, also, and cared no longer for the amuse ments and pastimes with which it had formerly been her wont to occupy her self. But, in spite of this, her inter est was more tender than ever before in those who were sick or in trouble, and she spent much time in prayer. Her chief amusement and diversion during this time were her doves, and sometimes, after feeding them she would place herseif on the garden seat and let them climb and flutter all about her, and take their food from her mouth and fingers, and even from the meshes of her hair. She had told to no one the secret of her heart, and these silent witnesses of her meetings with Adina seemed now the nearest thing to him that there remained to her. At length, one morning, when Na marah had grown paler than was her wont, witiTlong waiting and watching, she stood at the casement of her cham ber, and her listless gaze that had been long fixed wearily upon the distant scene, became in a moment alert and animated. Far up in the blue she had seen a flying bird, and at that sight her heart within her always trembled. Perhaps it was a skylark, or even one of her own pets, wandered farther than its custom away from home. Yes, it was a dove—a snow-white carrier— and surely, one of her own, as there was none like them in that region. She had never known one of hers to fly so high as that before, and the throb bing of her heart grew violent, as she looked up and saw it pausing and cir cling above her head. Surely she caught sight of a tiny object, not a feather, between its wing and breast, as the bird swooped downward and flew into the pigeon house. With limbs that shook with hope and fear, Namarah stole softly through the silent halls and ch&mbopo,'' tdown tho garden path andinto jthe ninnp ,wh all her birds^^pfi^were together. cooing and muttering and gab bling as if something out of the com mon had happened to them, and when she paused in the doorway and called, they all came fluttering to her. One by one she touched them, with her hands and felt beneath their wings. turned her face upward to receive his -to ^er Prayers. as she opened the pa per and read. These were the words: "Most Dear Maiden—It hath pleased the God of Israel to send the hosts of brought, fluclT visions as ever fill the minds of maidens when love is come in truth passed like pictures before her. She saw herself meeting with Adina without the need of concealment and she felt again those arms about her and those kisses on her Hps, at the mere memory of which she thrilled. She saw the calm delight upon her be loved father's face, as he blessed her union with Adina, and gazing further yet into the future, she saw herself the happy wife and mother. CHAPTER VI. crp iney They were too exactly each like each to distinguish among them, but all of them came tamely to her call, it be ing her habit to stroke and smooth them as she would. Just as her heart began to sink with disappointment, she noticed one with broken feathers, and her fingers touched something smooth and hard, and lo, there ,was, indeed, the thing she sought—a tightly folded pa per, tied with a small cord under the bird's wing. Her hands trembled as she loosed it. and she hid it hurriedly in her bosom. Then she ran swiftly through the garden paths and back to her own. room, where she shut her self in, and taking out the precious paper, pressed it to her lips and then fell upon her knees -in prayer. She entreated God most earnestly that the tidings might be good her heart swdled with praises to His holy name, and her faith was strong in the answer Jephthah, thy father, a complete and mighty victory, and we be, even now, upon our way to thee, returning in triumph and great thankfulness of heart. Thou will greet me as thy chosen and sanctioned husband, Na marah, for thy father hath so com mended my bearing in the fight, where in I was able to render him 'good serv ice, that he hath promised me that I shall choose my own reward., and I have chosen even the maiden Namarah to be my wife. I have even so spoken to thy father, feeling sure that at that moment he would not say me nay, and he hath even given me his blessing, and avowed that I have found favor in his eyes. The white bird will bear to thee those tidings, and before set of sun we shall be with thee. God grant to me, O maiden, that thy heart may reach forth, to mine with the same love wherewith I feel mine reach to thee, as I write these lines, to be held in thy dear hands beneath thy dear eyes. THY, ADINA." Now, as 'the maiden Namarah read these words, there rose within her so great a rapture that her very face did glow and become radiant with joy. For until her eyes had rested on the young man Adina, she had known not what it was to feel the mighty love wherewith a tender virgin loveth, with her soul and heart at once, the youth whose nobleness and virtue command ther worship arid devotion, and the ex ceeding joy of this moment wrapped her soul In a great wave of ecstasy, that make the shining of her eyes like unto the light of stars. To feel that Adina loved her, he who was unto her eyes the very prince of men, and that her well-beloved father looked /with favor 04 their union was a bliss so great, that almost she felt as if her heart within' her must burst for very Joy. As she sat in her chamber alone, and re£d again and yet again the pre tjiat tbe had sink Now when the sun began to toward the west, -^Namarah called to her maidens, and arrayed herself in garments richly wrought and beauti ful, as one that keepeth a great feast. Her robe was all of white, embroid ered with gold, and the encrusted folds fell heavily about the splendid curves of her most noble figure. In her loos ened hair were twisted chains of gold that wrapped it in and out, and made a light and darkness beautiful to see. About her shoulders, which her robe left bare, she wrapped a scarf of golden tissue, through which her gleaming neck and arms shone fair as moonlight seen through sunbeams. And when the maidens and all the household of Jephthah wondered to see her so adorned, she spake, and said unto them: "I go to meet my father Jephthah and his host returning from victory." And when they asked her: "How knowest thou that he hath won the day, and is returning?" She made answer, as the saying was: "A little bird hath told me." And they knew not how true indeed were the words she spake. And as the sun sank lower and lower and it began to draw toward evening, behold, there fell upon the ears of Na marah and her maidens the distant sound of tramping horses and anon the notes of a trumpet. "They be notes of victory even as thou hast said," spake one of the maid ens, while Namarah stood and listened, breathless and half troubled, like an image of too perfect joy. And Nama rah said: "I will even go forth to meet them." Whereat her maidens wondered, for it was her custom to await her father within the house, a feeling of timidity ever preventing her from appearing before the eyes of the soldiers. But now there showed in ail her bearing a very noble pride, so that she looked no longer a shy and trembling maiden, but a woman and the daughter of a conqueror. There was a most rich hue of roses on her cheeks, "and her great eyes blazed and sparkled,- so that Namarah looked that day a being of such glorious beauty as none who looked on her had ever seen before. (To be continued.) OLD WITCHCRAFT. Jolin Flske, the Celebrated Historian Talks or the Delusion. The Lexington (Mass.) Historical Society observed Forefathers' day with a public meeting, held in the Hancock Congregational church. The ..special feature was an address by John Fiske', of Cambridge,, on "The Salem Witch craft," who spoke as follows: "The sixteenth. Md ^vjenfeejalh^eDiuii^^ a W K[ ages, was considered one of the great est of crimes, as much so as murder, robbery, or any other serious offense against the law, and the belief in it was shared by the whole human race until the latter part of the seventeenth century. In England, in 1664, two women were tried before Sir Matthew Hale, charged with bewitching several girls and a baby, and they were put to death, for at that time the evidence seemed perfectly rational. In 1615, iu Genoa, 500 people were burned to death on the charge of witchcraft. It was the proud boast of -a noted execu tioner in northern Italy, at this time, that in fifteen years he had assisted in burning 900 persons charged with sor cery, In Scotland, btween 1560 and 1600, 8,000 people were put to death, an average of 200 a year. The last ex ecution for witchcraft in England took place in 1712, in Scotland in 1722, in German^ in 1749, and in Spain in 1781. In 1656 Mrs. Ann Hutchinson was tried before Governor Endicott, found guilty, and hanged on Boston Common. In the next twenty or thirty years there were a number of cases tried, and, strange to say ,a number of those charged with the crime were acquitted. John Bradstreet, of Rowley, was ac cused of intimacy with the devil, and sentenced-to pay a fine or be whipped. A noted case was that of a woman em ployed by the Goodwin family in 1688 in the fact that Cotton Mather toolc an active interest in the case. This woman confessed, thinking that clem ency would be shown her, but she was hanged." Professor Flske gave a brief resume of Mather's life, and said that early historians had not done him jus tice, and. that bis memory had -been held up as that of one who more than any other man stimulate the delusion of withcraft. This, the speaker said, was not so, and the first man to do him justice was the poet Ixmgfellow, in 1868, and, later. William Frederick Poole, the latter giving a most accurate view of the case. The speaker then came to the Salem cases. He said that in 1692 the circumstances favored an outbreak of witchcraft. Everything in Massachusetts was going wrong, it was believed that the devil was in their midst, and the reverses in Indian wars and other aflllctions had wrought the minds of the colonists up to a high pitch.—Boston Herald. gg Shocking the Earth. Tte revelation of Professor Milne's observatory on the Isle of Wight of the manner in which earthquakes send their impulses thousands of miles through the frame of the globe are a source of ceaseless wonder. In Sep tember last Professor Milne's instru ments ^detected remarkable tremblings of the "earth on the 3d, 10th„ 17th, 20th and 23d. Since then he has traced the origin of the shakings on the first three days, named to Alaska, on the 20th to Asia Minor and on the 23d to Japan. But every earthquake does not thus set the globe in a tremble, for, the shocks at Darjeellng, in India, on Sep tember 25th and 26th were not felt at th.e Isle ot Wight, the reason being, Professor Milne.thinks, because those shock? were due to local- landslips- DEMOCBATS ALERT. KEEPING BATTLES OF 1896 OUT OF THE PARTY. r, VV Even THom Who Did Not Openly Oppose Bryan Shall Not Be Trusted—Are At tempting to Bun the Beffular Organ ization. We warn the people to look with suspicion upon any movement on the part of those who supported the ticket In 1896 for mere regularity sake, to now set aside the heroes of that con test and secure seats in the conven tions for themselves. In every neigh borhood are to be found some, and in some neighborhoods many, who made no open opposition to the Democratic ticket in 1896, but who secretly cast their votes for McKinley. Many. of these are now seeking to be sent as delegates to the Democratic conven tion for the purpose of undoing what was done in 1896, with the determina tion to again secretly work for the de feat of the ticket in case they fail to control the nomination in the inter ests of their employers, the money kings, trusts and monopolies. One of the ear marks by which these suspects may be known is their hostility to sending instructed dele gates. They will work and vote against sending an instructed, delega tion, whether they themselves are to be delegates or not, because a refusal to Instruct delegates is capable of be ing construed to confer upon such delegates a discretion in the matter of nominations, and to thus leave the gate open through which the agents of the trusts may conduct trade and dicker with the delegates.—National Watchman. WHAT M'KINLEY HAS COST US. When the Hon. Thomas C. Piatt went forth to the St. Louis convention of 1896, breathing threatenings and slaughter against McKinley, he was reported to have said, "McKinley is a cheap man." However true the statement was when made by the astute Boss of New York, he and all others in the world of politics are of the opinion that McKinley is not a cheap man. He has cost us one hun dred and eighty times his weight in gold, and the shrewdest men of his political party who are not stock holders in trusts, would gladly spend a vast sum of money for his undoing at the Philadelphia convention. But the Republicans who oppose McKinley are well nigh powerless in the councils of their party. They must sit still and see the trusts, govern ment. contractors and officeholders re nominate Wobbling Willy, the Whang doodle Weathercock, who has cost a million dollars a day during his first term, and who, if elected again, is sure" to cost us much more than daily sums of wicked extravagance incurred by a dotard whose flatterers tell him that he is a greater man than Washington, whereas in truth, the fame of the tool who fixed the Dome of Ephesus rests upon a more substantial foundation than dpes.^^^^ a er without explanation or argument. Al though It comes from the treasury de partment, It reads as though written by Attorney-General Griggs whose skill In evading the provisions of the Army canteen law won him the de served applause of brewers and casu ists. Its effect will be to enable the trusts to put the screws even more flrnily on the Porto Ricans, and will be disastrous to the shipping trade of the United States to boot.—Gainesville (Fla.) Sun. ABOLISH THE TARIFF TRUSTS. por whose House, name will go down into obscurity tagged with the/ 3ervation that he was the costliest and most unprofitable investment ever charged against the American people.—Newark (N. J.) Ledger. NOT MUCH RELIEF. "The whole country breathes with a sense of relief and of content," ex claimed Secretary Long at Boston, proudly swelling his official bosom. But the Omaha Nonconformist doesn't breathe that way. It says: "The whole country breathes with a sense of relief and of content." O, Lord! what a lie. There was never so much discontent. Is the American mother content whose eon was driven to insanity or suicide by the awful horrors of our Asiatic war? Are the old abolitionists content when they see slavery again recognized in Ameri can territory? Are the people content when they see the Declaration of In dependence denied and the constitution of the United States trodden under foot? Was the legislature of Iowa content when it voted unanimously to censure the president and the con gress? Are the great Republican newspapers content when they de nounce the vacilation, cowardice and trimming of their own president and their own congress? If the father of lies could have heard that speech he would have retired from business and hid his head in shame forever. TRUSTS AND MIDDLEMEN. Defenders of trusts say that their Chief advantage is the elimination of middlemen's profits. Middlemen's profits are now being eliminated, but not for the benefit of the consumer. Jobbers used to make money out of the tin plate trade. There are no job bers now, but consumers pay more •than they did then. The jobbers' profits, with a large addition from the public, go into the pockets of the trust.—Paterson (N. J.) Guardian. MORE PORTO RICO INFAMY. Another of the hidden beauties of the Porto Rican bill has come to light. Whether it was hidden from everyone or only the general public cannot be said with certainty. What is certain Is that it fedoiinds to the advantage of the trusts and corporations which seek to exploit the island for their own benefit. But then this is only what was to be expected. Legislative discoveries always do redound to the advantage ot the rich and strong. Perhaps this is because they can pay for their discovery. This discovery is that the Porto Rican bill, so far from reducing the Dingley tariff rates, really Increases them In certain instances. The treas ury department has decided that goods sent from Europe to Porto Rico via an American port, where they are trans-shipped, must pay not onljr the fall Dingley rates but 15 per cent ad ditlonal. Goods sent direct f^ft Eu rope to Porto Rico pay lejr rate. This decision li FOR One plank of the Sioux Falls plat form ought to be in all platforms, and a part of the people's creed, until it is a part of an act of Congress designed to destroy the trusts. This is It: "We further demand that all tariffs, on goods controlled by a trust, shall be abolished." That the tariff, in many instances, is a breeder of trusts and the destroyer of competition is so obvious as to make argument or illus tration unnecessary. To-day, in Eng land, American steel is being sold at a cheaper rate per ton than in the home market. Foreign competition is barred. The trust fixes the price. Every farmer who builds a fence and every laborer who buys an implement, pays tribute to the steel (or steal) combine, solely because the Repub lican party has fostered and promoted the combination on the pretext of pro tecting the wage-earner. How much longer will the farmers and laborers tolerate these policies of plunder? Do they not want all customs tariffs, on goods controlled by a trust, abol ished? If they do, Is it not plain that the Democratic party should receive their support? Will they remember this on election day?—Buffalo Times. Natural and Corporate Man. By killing trusts you are not inter fering with the natural rights of the natural man. You are interfering with the privileges conferred upon a ficti tious person called a corporation. Look at the difference between the natural man and the corporate man. When God made the natural man He did not make the tallest man much taller than the shortest He did not make the strongest man much stron ger than the weaker. But when man made the corporate man he made that man a hundred, a thousand, a million times stronger than the natural. But when God made the natural man He placed a limit to his existence, so that if he is a bad man he cannot be bad long. But when man made the corporate man he raised the limit on age' and sometimes the corporation is made perpetual. But when God made the natural man He breathed into him a soul, and warned him that in the next world he would be held accountable for deeds done in the flesh but when man made the corporate man he di|l not give to that corporate man a soul, so that if the corporation rould 'Jivoid punish ment here^j^BBM^^^- K- COVERNMENT BY INJUNCTION. Without entering Into a discussion of the various issues involved in the street car strikes in Kansas City and St. Louis, it may be in order to ask one pertinent question. Are we not In danger of permitting too many governmental powers to be assumed and exercised by our federal judges? In Kansas City there Is a purely local business difference between the street railway owners and their em ployes. The latter strike, but a federal court enjoins the union men from in terfering with the running of the cars. All that is necessary to give the United States courts absolute control is the placing of a few mail carriers on the street car lines. When that is done it is a crime of tremendous mag nitude for anybody to interfere with these common carriers. In this particular instance the fed eral courts may be in the right, but glancing backward for a generation it is impossible to resist the conclusion that these tribunals are rapidly and systematically destroying the rights of the states, paralyzing the agencies of local self-government, and encroach ing in the most deadly way upon the liberty of the citizen. The Kansas City and St. Louis cases must stand upon their own merits, and be judged accordingly. But what is to be done about this new evil—govern ment by injunction? Is it subject to no limitations—are the judges of each generation to be a -law unto them selves? Never mind about the labor strikes. The question should be discussed in a broader way. Are we living under a constitution which makes presidents, congresses, governors and state legisla tures mere agents, and places the fed eral judges above all, with practically unlimited powers? This will soon become a burning is sue.—Atlanta Constitution. IN FINANCIAL PERIL. cor with the God-made nan. "^(pBfEepublican party has take the side of the man made giant.—W. J. Bryan. What Senator llale Thinks. Senator Hale of Maine is one of the members of the Republican party who, like Hoar of Massachusetts, is inimical to the McKinley colonial policy. He said in the senate the other day, op posing a measure to make colonial offi cials honest: "The history of colonial possessions from the days of the Romans to the present time, is a history of robbery, peculation, extravagance, wrong doing in high quarters, and corruption broad and large. I do not think that the ex amples of today are going to show that the American people are to be exempt from the monstrous evils which al ways have attended a colonial policy. "The jaunty way in which the Amer ican people have embarked in the en terprise of colonial possessions has certainly received a rebuke in what has been seen to happen during the last few months. The Senator from Vermont and I will be older than we are now before the rule which has been written down in all history is changed by the American republic." The Cuban Scandals. In its variegated history the present administration has been called upon to face scandals, the outgrowth of its political corruption, more than once, but never before has it encountered a situation of the kind to cause it as much direct concern and alarm as that created by the carpet-baggers' loot of the. Cuban treasury. The panic is so acute in the white house that word has been passed all along the machine newspaper line, asking friendly edit ors to suppress the scandal as much as possible, not to feature it, and to min imize it editorially. The effects of the disclosures on the fortunes of the party In power and on the candidacy of Mr. McKinley are keenly feared.— Washington Times. The Worm May Turn. Pennsylvania Republicans who had a hand in humiliating and' defeating Boss Quay are now trembling in their boots from fear of retaliation. They see Indications that the angered boss will attempt to slaughter some of the Republican nominees for congress .in the Keystone state. Certainly nothing that he couTd do would be more nat ural. If a flabby little worm will turn upon his tormentors, why not a brig and chief who has a stiff backbone and blood in his eye?—Schenectady (N. Y.) Star. toff, llalefnl Hay. It must be extremely painful to the administration to have it leak out that frosty relations subsist between the prime minister and several leading Republican senators. The latter re sent the load of Hay which has been placed upon their party in the matter of the McKlnley-Salisbury alliance and canal treaky. They declare with vigor closely approaching blasphemy that this particular variety of Hay will certainly poison and probably kill the elephant.—Washington Times. "The greenbacks should not be de stroyed nor should the present and long established legal ratio of silver be disturbed. The country needs In crease of money, and not decrease, as population, property and business ol all kinds are constantly increasing, The indebtedness of the country, do mestic and foreign, is immense, and is many billions of dollars. "While the money capitalistic classes are doing everything in their power to show favorable money con ditions till after the coming elections, not disdaining falsehood and deceitful misrepresentations, our gold is being constantly exported to meet the press ing demands of foreign money condi tions, proving the single gold standard a destructive policy for the United States. "Every effort is being made through the majority of newspapers and mapy leading public men to deceive our pgd^ pie as to our financial condition 'by .qj,, rasc .l ar«fe:"l»r you wiU^'' suffer to the verge of financial destruc tion."—Ex-Governor Auson Wolcott, Indiana. All a 1.1 Secretary Long In his recent Bos ton address said: "Labor was never so well rewarded." Whereupon the Omaha Nonconformist joins issue: "Labor was never so well rewarded, wasn't it? In some cases wages have been advanced 10 per cent, but in oth ers there has been no advance. Coal miners are still on the verge of starva tion and garment makers are on the ragged edge of despair. Strikes have been numerous, laborers have been confined in loathsome bull pens and tortured into Insanity and death. All this time the cost of living has been constantly increasing and an advance of wages of 10 per cent has been met with a 25 per cent increase in the price of necessaries. The wages of 1894-5-6 would buy more needed com modities than the wages of 1900." Worse Than Spain. We are killing more Filipinos than the Spaniards killed of Cubans and Filipinos combined. We are killing them more wantonly and wickedly than the Spaniards killed them. We have less color of right than the Span iard had. We are violating the fund amental principles of our national faith in doing what we are doing. Spain was consistent and, monstrous as her claim was, was true to her tra ditions. For less than we are doing in the Philippines we declared war on Spain and drove her out of Cuba. The war begun for humanity and freedom in Cuba, has degenerated into a wan ton and wicked war of conquest of an alien and stranger race in the Philip pines whose only desire is to be free.— Terre Haute (Ind.) Gazette. Pure Buncombe. What a paradoxical attitude the Re publican party will be placed in if the platform makers manage to get in a plank of sympathy for the Boers! The Republican officials at Washington, al leging expediency and policy, have been as silent as clams about the rights and wrongs of the contest being waged over the little republic in South Africa. The proposition to insert a sympathy plank in the platform of their national convention is the purest buncombe. The country knows that McKinley and his diplomats have been coyly flirting with the Inconstant Great Britain, and that whatever may nOw be said to the contrary, their sympathies and interests are British. —New York News. Republican Partj^ Degenerate. Senator Teller of Colorado declares the Republican party degenerate. In an open letter he thus expresses him self: "The Republican party is no longer controlled by its best thought. Men who have determined its policies in its best days are no longer heard in its councils. Its policy is determined and its course dominated by those in con trol of great trusts, syndicates and combines, whose only thought is the acquisition and protection of wealth. The interest of the few. is kept in view, and whjle the great principles of the partjtA£|jgHll proft I KILLED II HC&, Singular Accident to Freight Train Near Hamilton, Ohio. BODIES COVERED BY SHROUDS.' Cattle and Hogs KlUed In Numbers and Piled High—One Man Killed lu Nebraska—Two Dead ca ti:o Erie & Western In Ohio. Hamilton, Ohio, June 5.—Five livog were put out in the twinkling of an eye in an unusual accident on the Cin cinnati, Hamilton and Indianapolis railroad at McGonigle's station, eight, miles west of this city. The dead:, Tim Mahoney, fireman, 25 years old, unmarried, Hamilton, head struck,, crushed John Starkey, brul:omaii,. 22 years old, unmarried, Iiushville, Ind., body crushed Ambrose Smiili, 21 years old, unmarried, papermaker. Hamilton, body and head crusiied and badly mangled unknown man, about 40 years old, crushed between bump ers unknown boy, 15 years old, crushed between bumpers. The in jured: Samuel Clover, engineer, 40 years old, married, Hamilton, hand scalded, back wrenched and right '-ip bruised. A remarkable and startling eoh: dence was an attendant feature of Too work and has caused many supersti tious persons who viewed the scent Lo shake their heads in wondc-rmont. while the fell meaning of the portfii is pointed out by others who believ death will soon be again busy wit those who entered its ghastly spher of influence. Lying across the boil of Brakeman Starkey, whose manglf remains were the first ones found the rescuers, was a new burial rob ready for adjustment to its last use. and besides the scarred remnants the other four victims lay in waiting similar gowns for the coffin. The acci dent occurred to east-bound freight No. 93, from Indianapolis to Cincin nati, in charge of Conductor Light singer of Indianapolis. The momf-i' tum of the train pushed several cai past the engine and piled them up chaos. Eleven cars were derailed, fiv of which contained cattle and hog Scores of the animals were killed an many others were wounded and ra about, bellowing with agony. Propel ty loss, $5,000. Fatal Collision on Darlington. Alliance, Neb., June 5.—A disastrou rear-end collision occurred on th Burlington, three miles west of here. Engineer Hunting was instantMLy killed. Fireman Johnson very ly injured and Brakeman Eljjjlr badly hurt. Freight train No^SSTwas run ning in two sectionthe second section crashedi^1* first, it js thought Eng^f^ fell asle»n or was un control his The prqv 1 a ^kiiu-a, 'one ^°dlv v&| '1 n"r Ac T1 4 Itern nawt- June sji£i about eighteen .miles this side of Sandusky City the tires came off of one of the driving wheels, ditching1, the engine and piling about twenty*' cars on top of it. Fireman Enoch Bowsher and Head Brakeman J. W Purtell, who happened to be in the engine, were crushed to death and En gineer Harry Bell had a leg broken and was seriously hurt internally. The men killed-and Engineer Be'" lived here. Two Union Men Art Killed* Atchison, Kan., June 5.—Two me were killed in a quarrel over the labo question. W. D. Ranier had recent) taken a union man's place as a resul. of a strike, and James Burtchett an Call Outhout, union men, called hin an uncomplimentary name. Ranie told the two men that he intended kill them. He walked half a mile to, his home, loaded a double-barreled) shotgun, returned and shot both men in the face and head, killing them stantly. He loaded his shotgun and asked several friends of th victims if they were dead. Beli sured that they were, he went home, shaved off his mustaeh started for Missouri. A posse folk him and arrested him at Rushvilie. He was brought back to Atchisou.. Us: /o s- •i: Kansas' Wheat ifelST s*. Topcka Kan., June 5.—The farm of Kansas ill 1 :gin this week to har vest the lai iest wheat crop in i* his tory of the state. Secretary Colour' of the state board of agriculture sr "The crop this year will bn heaviest ever known. In 1892 Ki i had 3,800,000 acres of wheat 1 raised 70,000,000 bushels, an av of eighteen bushels to the acre. year the winter wheat aeroa 4,685,819, as estimated by the gr and the average yield will be ,i than that of 1892. If the yield per is the same as in 1892. the '^4 aggregL yield will be 85,000,000 bushels. The crop In general was never in better condition." Irish Defy a l'ollce Orrif-r. Newmarket, Ireland, June 5. hundred police were sent here ti press a prohibited United Irish I meeting. When the police were a James Christopher Flyun, natio: member of parliament for Cork, and E. Crean, member foi Ossory division of Queens on slipped in unobserved, addressee meeting of 200 in the town square a. burned the proclamation prohibiting the meeting. The meeting ditnersed^ amid cheers as thp police appeared on the scene. jp Seamen's Fight at. an i£nl. Milwaukee, Wis., June 5.—A settle^ ment was reached between the owners of schooners in the coarse freight car-*-,,^ rying trade and the seamen in their "SV employ. Both sides claim victory. The* thirty-five schooners which have been' tied up In the Milwaukee river will: now preoare to sail. According to the scale j|^8eamen will get the $2 a. day ra^^fc which they contended, in ev^^H a c^la,l*e Jn wa«e condl- will be subject to th»j itChicago.