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The Oskaloosa herald. (Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa) 1885-1919, December 06, 1888, Image 1

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Baeh additional line 1 OO
Liston mcmillkn.
Real Estate and Loan Aront. OOce In Mc-
Mlllen’a Block, Oskaloosa, lowa.
• Attorney-At-Law.
Collection* m*dt; real estate ® n< * ®? a
ehffjSdToSeepeerMabaafcaCounty Bank. It
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Offloe over M. Wilson** store. O*kaloo**,
lowa. ***
« Attoraey-at-Law,
and Notary Pnblio, Hose Hill. lowa. *o_
Attorney s-at-La w,
And Notaries Public. Offloe over Smith ft
Brewster’s boot ao<l shoe store- Oskalooaa. z*
Bolton a mocot,
Attorneys- at-Law,
Oakaloosa, lowa. Offloe over Knapp * 3 P** d '
la*’» hardware store. _
Oakaloosa, lowa. Office over Mlwh WUaon a.
N. K. corner of Park. Farm and city property
for sale. * nT
Blanchabd ft pkbston,
Oakaloosa. lowa. Will practice In aUtke
eouru Office over the Oakalooaa National
Bank. *
Geo kce w. laffbrty,
Offloe over Oakaloosa National Bank, Oaka
looaa. lowa. M
• County Attorney.
All orseyMt- Law.
Office In Phoenix block. Oskalooaa, lowa,
Business promptly attended to. 20tf
and government claim agent. Office in Boyer
ft Barnes’ block, Osfcaloosa, lowa. Promot at
ention given to collections. Probate business
will receive careful attention. Business at
en ded to in the U. S. and State courts. 20
Jamks Carroll.
Oskaloosa, lowa, will practice in all courts.
Collections made a special feature. Office over
Fraukel A Co’s., Bank. Branco office at New
Specialist in Cancer,
Scrofula, Pil«*s and Chronic diseases. Office and
Residence on B Avenue West.—No. 607.
• H copathtc Physician A Sunreon.
Calls dav or uigbt promptly attended to.
Found at office at nights, Office over Beeohler
Br os.' south side. Wd
* Physician and Surgeon.
Office In erald Block, over T K. Smith’s Jew
elry store. Residence. 8 oood avenue, between
A and B streets. Telephone No. 80. Mtf
• Physician and Surgeon.
Office on west side of public square, over
Miss Anderson’s millinery store. Night calls
promptly attended. 20
Physician and Surgeon.
Office In Bridges' building, one door west of
Far.uer* and Traders National Hank south side
square. He idence 2 blocks south and 2 blocks
west of Herald Block 20
Physician and Surgeon,
Otkaloosa. lowa. Office northeast corner ot
square, middle rooms up stairs in new Masonic
building. Residence on High street, 3 blocks
east of square. Telephone connection at office
and residence with -'l parts of the city. 20
O. A. HorrMAit, M. 0. R. C. HorruAf M. 0.
Physicians and Surgeons.
Office two doors north of Simpson M. E.
ohurch, near 8. B. corner of square, Oskaloosa,
lowa. Residence on Main street, three blocks
eest of the oubiio square. 20
J. L. Corns. A. H. Cowles.
COFFIN A / , O W L E 8
Homeopathic Physicians,
aed Surgeons, will attend all calls.day or night.
Olfioe over Hinesiey's cigar snop; Telephone 60:
office hours of Ur Coffin, from s o’clock to 9
o'clock a. s. and from l:-lo to 4 Volock r. u ;
residence 409 -,outh A street. Office hours of
Dr. Cowies. from 9 to 12 a. m. and from 4 to 6 p.
It. WIU sleep in offloe. <ls
rvß. J. W. MORGAN,
* 9 Eye and Ear Physician.
■res eareMtly tested and measured for specta
cles. Oskaloosa, lowa. 20
J o .Jones
K. P. Baoos, Vice-President.
The Farmers’ & Traders’
Pint National Bank, Chicago.
Importers’ and Traders’ National Bank, N. T.
M Valloy National Bank, Des Moine .
J. A. L. Croorham, H. 8. Howard,
Pi paid eat. V .-Pres.
John K Barnes. Cashier.
Organized Under the State Laws.
Stockholders liable for doable the amoant
of Capital Sjoek.
J. A L Croohkam, W. A. Servers. E. H.
Gibbs, Milton Crook ham, Jacob Vernon,
A. J. Jarvis, R. Redman, W.O.
Borland. John Voorbeoe,
John Nash, and
H 8 Howard.
Ostoloosa National Bank,
Wn.r Bimu, j. w.moMitllim.
j. H. uxbbm. D. w. Louisa,
Jbo. J. Pricb. Jr. H. L. Brison,
Jambs MeCOLuxJH.
First Kttloul But, Sew York.
Qtluo, Son A Oo. t New Turk-
First National Bank, Chicago.
Citizen’s Nat'l Bank, lies Molne .
M Davenport Nat’l Baak, Davenport.
The Oldest Bank in Mahaska County
WUlrecetvn deposit* aod transect * general
peaking, exchange and coll notion bualnoM, iba
g»B« M *o Incorporated bank.
Exchange on all tbe principal cities of the
United State* and all elite* of Europe bought
and sold at luma to ault the purobaaers.
Paaaage tickets to and from all point* in
Euro** tor sale at th* lowest rates.
Collections will receive prompt attention.
I go a strictly lag-Diaiai* banking bnstnes*.
anu give the want* of customers special at
> teatfon 20
I have on my book* a largo number of farms
and house* la town; alno many thousand acres
of wild laad. If you have real estate to sail or
wiah to buy, giro as a call. I pay taxes in any
rt of th* State. Conveyancing done. Ode*
Boyer A Barnes’ block, Oskaloosa, lowa.
Oa* knndred nice building lot* la Lacey's addi-
Uoo to oskaloosa. a*
K • '
•100.000 ia * *IOO,OOO
Money to Lioan t
* At Six Per Cent Annual
M 6 fiui tin*, ia loan* of MOO and upward*;
with privilege of imyiag ftoe and a cove la an
as*) paymcou, if teairad.
Cowan Sc Hambleton’s
Loan & Abstract Office.
*•00.000 to loan at* par cent tatoraatooSve
borrower bavi og the op
tion to par part or ail of prin
cipal afbar ft rat year.
Waalao kara a complete aat of A b*tract Books
of all
Lands and Town Lots
ia Makati County. lowa.
• r.l & jt - h
Professional Cards.
Jno. H. Warms.
CAPITAL 1100,000.
C. B Loblamd,
Frankel, Bach & Co.,
X lie Oskaloosci Herald.
W. M. Lkiqhtow, t J "***
dentists. _____
W. “• “'^at
Oflloe over pcstofflee, In Times Block. Nl
rous oxM« g•« usetl for palntu* operations. 80
Surgeon Dentist.
office In Exchange block, on Hi»b street,
Oskkloots, lows, over Rader A Mowry a drug
store. 20 -
uJaelMTOibbs, Broker.
Loans of all kinds negotiated. Mercantile
paper bought and sold. Room 8, over Farmers
Traders' Bank. Oskaiooaa. lowa. »'
\f abaska lodge NO. 18, I. o. o. F.,
ifl meets every Saturday evening at the Odd
Fellows’ Hall, Exchange block, West H'gh ave.
Visiting brothers cordially invited to attend.
O. I*. Bird, •; HaBV «V 4
Secretary. [MI N
O’Haras Insurance Apcy
A Number of Old and Reliable
American and English
Office at the Famous, 207 and ‘*o9 E. High Ave.
Ralph and SamuklO Haba. 20tf
Capital City Commerciat'Collece, n<4sw,
leva Ttoe LrtiLst School of Commerce in the West Special
Boarding Hall. Meat complete Buftiueee Practice Department la
•Be found. It aecaree more dtuationa for students than any other
aebool JU*c uighl school for dev students For circnlers
■aam. MEHAN, Proprietor.
OTlxO £U Y Llio’ GUIDE is
issued March and Sept.,
each year. It is an ency
clopedia of useful infor
mation for all who pur
chase the luxuries or the
necessities of life. We
can clothe you and furnish you with
all the necessary and unnecessary
appliances to ride, walk, dance, sleep,
eat, fish, hunt, work, go to church,
or stay at home, and in various sizes,
styles and quantities. Just figure out
what is required to do all these things
COMFORTABLY, and you can make a fair
estimate of the value of the BUYERS'
GUIDE, which will be aent upon
receipt of 10 cents to pay postage,
111-114 Avonne Ohicaeo.llJ
Daniel Davis.
W. E. VERNON, Prop.
Small Steam Engines, Steel Dies
Models and all General
Job Work.
Oskaloosa, lowa 20
L. Cook & Son,
Steam Plow Shops.
We make a SPECIALTY of
Plow, Reaper, and all kinds of
Farm Machinery
Goods warranted to give satisfaction in fall
cases. Come in and see us and
give us a trial.
M L. Cook & Son.
SSOO Reward.
We will par the above reward for any case ol
liver comoiaint. dyspepsia, sick headache, indi
gestion. constipation or oogtiveneee we cannot
cure with West's Vegetable Liver Pills, when
llie directions are strictly O'implied with. They
are purely vegetable, and never fail to give sat
isfaction Large boxes containing 8o sugar
coated pills. 25c. For sale by all druggists. Be
ware of counterfeit! and imitations. Tile g--n
--ulni manufactured only by JOHN C. WKsT A
GO., B*>2 W. Mad son t.,< hie ago ill. 60y |
name on a package of COFFEE Is a
guarantee of excellence-
COFFEE Is kept in all first-class
stores from the Atlantic to the Pacifio.
is never good when exposed to the air.
Always buy this brand in hermetically
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ppiwv*** »kL la each Ideality can eeeure one
k . H w UlhUpoflUtt
L W - Ln«w* r-wr rmt one per
* ion tit each lorsllty, to kee;>ia
tbstr bomrs SI) i Ft. >» to tfw.-e a > n rill, a romf-lete lift# of oar
valuable sod very useful litll vli.llOl.il N UIPI.K9.
Tb— eamplea.e* well at the watch,* <• «.*ni frv.anl after yoa
have kept them m yotir home f**r W m -ntl»e an 1 shown them
to those who may have railed.thee heroine your own property;
Hla pnaaib'e to make i « treat « r. t.enUnff the feoLID
COI n wttrh sol Y .fr .a* the ahowlncof
•he aamplee la any torallty, always result* In a lartr- trade lor
■a; after oor samples > are lw**n to •» ity for a month ortwa
we oaoailjr get from 91000 t > O.VJOO to tr*i« from tba
aorrouriding country. Tine, tins mart wonierfui offer ever
fcaown.la made in order ti.at our sampb * may be placed at once
Where they can be seen, all ov*r Ar»»*rira. Write at once, aod
nakejtnrt of the rhance. Rr*.|rr It wfl! be ha-dly any trotibia
flnr you to show the»am;4ae totboee whom ijr call at yonrboma
and year reward will l<e m<M«i wuth»'<» tory. a p«>«tal card on
which to write uaeoets bat I «**»«t tiki a Her yookuow all,lf yon
4o not care to go farther, why rv> term ie done- Hut If you da
tend your addreee at once, you can ami re I HEE oua of tba
baal solid go! t watebea In the world and our large line of
COSTLY •itnri.lN. W’e pay ell egj'feee, freight, eta.
tddreeetiHU. bTI.NooM hCa.Box eU, robfLAM), HLAIhA,
dshloosa IrDlB Works,
f.w. McCall & son,
Dealer In
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No. 1 fast mail arrives 1:10 p.m.
No. 3 Accom. arrives 6:20p. m.
No. 2 Chicago express departs 2:48 P. M.
No. 4 Accom. departs 6:50 a. m
272tf R. W. I’kioe Agent.
Passenger Trains leaving Oskaloosa station
No. 1 leaves... 8:15 A M No. 2 south 1v5.7:35 PM
N<>. 3 leaves... 9:uo p m No. 4 south Ivs.6:uoa m
No. 25 leaves.. 4:35 p m No. 4 east 1v5...8:00 am
No. 26 ar at ... 12:60 pm
1 North de 7:45 a m| South ar 7:20 PM
| Freight Trains Carrying Passengers r
No. 5 11:30 A M No. 6 south.. .2:50 P. m.
No. 8 east 9:ou p. m.
No. 10 east. .8:10 A.M.
Through sleepers and coaches between St.
Paul. St. Louis and Kansas City. Nos. 1 and
2 daily.
E A. JONES. Agent <
C. R. I. k P, Tib Cam.
Lo.24,Accommodation from Knoxville and a.m.
Intermediate s'atious 8:05
No. 52. passenger from Des Moines, Coun
ell Bluffs and lntermidate stations . .
No. 53. passenger from Keokuk, Kansas
City and intermediate stations .. 9:55
No. 15. passenger from Chicago and Inter
mediate st at ton - 11:30
No. 23, Accommodation from Washington p.m.
and intermediate stations, fast freight. ..12:45
No. 16. passenger from Knoxville and inter
mediate stations 4:56
No. 26, Accommodation from Des Moines
and intermediate stations 6:10
No. 25. Accommodation from Washington
and Intermediate stations 4:50
No. 61, passenger from Keokuk Kansas
City and intermediate stations 10:35
No. 54, passenger from lies Moines, Coun
cil Bluffs and intermediate stations 10:06
No. 24, Accommodation for Washington a.m.
and Intermediate stations... 8:40
No. 52. Passenger for Keokuk, Kansas City
and Intermediate stations 8:50
No. 53. Passeuger for Des Moines, Council
Bluffs and Intermediate stations 10:05
No. 15. Passenger for Knoxville and Inter
mediate stations 11-A5
No. 23, Accommodation for Knoxville and p. m.
Intermediate stations 1.-15
No. 16, Passenger for Washington, Chicago
and intermediate stations . 5:00
No. 26, Accommodation for Washington
and Intermediate stations 6:30
No. 25. Accommodation tor Dea Moines
and Intermediate stations 5:15
No. 51, Passenger for Des Moines, Council
Bluffs and intermediate stations 10:45
No. 54, Passenger for Keokuk, Kansas City
□and Intermediate stations, 10:15
.). M. Lyford, Agent.
Union Pacific R’y.
The only Line Carrying tha United
States Overland Mail.
Through Fullmmi Bleepers and Modern Da
Coaches from the Missouri River
Making Direct Connections
Denver, Cheyenne,
Ogden, Salt Lake City,
Sacramento, San Francisco,
Los Angeles, Portland and all
Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada,
California, Washington Ter-<
ritory, and Pacific
Coast Points.
Baggage checked through from' all
points in the east to points named.
Family Sloe-vers FREE on through
For further Information regarding the terri
tory traversed, rates of fare, descriptive pam
phlets. etc., apply to the nearest agunt of the
Union Pacific Railway, or connecting roads, oi
E. M. FORD, Travelling Pass. Agent.
218 Fourth SL, Des Moines, lowa.
THDB. L. KIMBALL, Acting Gen. Mg’r'
A. o. P. A T. A. O. P. A T. A.
OMAHA. <l&wtf
The Line selected bv the U. S Gov’t
to Garry the Past Mail.
- M
The Only Line Running Through Trains with
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars and Ele
gant Coaches between
Hannibal, ''nine- Keoknk, Burlinfirton*
Cedar Rapids, and Albert Lea,
the Principal Cities of
the Mississippi
Valle w .
Direct! connection Made at Each of its June}
tlon Points with Trains to and
from all Points in
Missouri, lowa, Minnesota, Dakota
Illinois. Wisconsin, Nebraska 1
Colorado, Arkansas,
The Health Resorts ol FLORIDA and at
Through Trains and Direct Connections
St. Louis and St. Paul,
Minneapolis, Cedar Rapids,
St. Louis and Denver,
Portland. Lincoln, Omaha,
Sioux City,
Council Bluffs,
Keokuk, Quincy, Des Moines,
and Ottumwa.
For tickets, rates, general Information, etc.,
regarding the Burlington Route, call on any
ticket agent in the United States.
C. M. Levity, Howard Elliott,
Superintendent, Gen’l Pass. Agent
Penetrates the Centres of Population in
Its TRAIN BERVIOE is oarefnllv ar
ranged to meet reauirements of looal
travelas, well a* to furnish the most at
tractive Routes for through travel between
Its EQUIPMENT of Day and Parloi
Oars, Dining and Palace Sleeping Oars ar
without rival.
Its ROAD-BED is perfection, of stone
ballasted Steel.
The North-Western is the favorite route
for the Oommeroial Traveler, the Tourist
and the Seekers after New Homes in the
Golden Northwest.
Detailed formation oheerfhlly fur
nished by
▲sent, Oatnford.
(federal Manager. Traffic Manager
Genera! Passenger Ag*at
Notice ia hereby given to all person* inter
eatad, (baton the mh dap of November A. D.
ISM, the undersigned was appointed by the
District Court of Mahaska Count/, lowa, Ad
ministrator of the aetata of Thomas Cummins,
deceased, lata of said Mahaska County,
All persons indebted to said estate will make
payment to the undersigned, and those having
claims against the same will present them
legally authenticated to said oourt for allow-
Dated Nov. l«th. 18U.
... I. W. hr ABU, Adialul*trator.
W, & Bmitb, Clark. )4wi
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Cleanses the ß
Nasal Pasea- §S n •*> ]
ges, Allavs 0 >& ■Di
Pain and In
flamm al l on,
Heals theK!* /
sores, restores
the senses of
Taste and
A particle is applied into each nostril and Is
agreeable. Price 50 cents at Druggists; by
mail, registered. 60 cts ELY BROTHERS, 56
Warren Street, New York. 2lyl
Advice to the Aged.
Age brlnga infirmities, nueh us ding
51m1i bowels, weak kidneys uud blwd
er uud torpid liver.
Tilt's Pills
have a specific effect on these organs,
stimulating the bowels, giving natur
al discharges without straining or
griping, and
to the kidneys, bladder and liver.
They arc adapted to old or young.
Have been enjoyed bvthe citizens of nearly every
town and city in the U. 8. and thousands of people
can testify to the wonderf.pl healing power of
Hamlin’s Wizard Oil.
It Cures Neuralgia, Toothache,
Headache, Catarrh, Croup, Sore Throat,
Lame Back, Stiff Joints, Sprains, Bruises,
Burns, Wounds, Old Sores and
All Aches and Pains.
Bold by Druggi-ta. HO eta. Bono Book mailed free.
iTa Vegetable Rem^lyforLlverCompTnlnfS
Toroid conditlonof the Liver. It Cures DysnepA
Constipation,Blbounne.-, Jaunrflce, FloaUach*- Malaria,
Rheumatism Morn Diseases re sultfrum an Unhealthy
Liver than any o’her causa Dr Sanford’sLlverlnviK
oratorßegnlHto* the Bowels, Furlfl a the Blood, Assists
Dlges-lnn, Bfren-thens iheSystem. Prevent. Fevers,
Thousands optestimonialsproveits merit
Dr. K.C. Wkst’B Kkrvk and Brain Treat
ment, a guaranteed specific for Hysteria, Diz
ziness, Convulsions, Fits, Nervous Neuralgia,
Headache. Nervous pr stration caused by the
use of alcohol or tobacco, Wakefulness, Men
tal Depression, Softening of the Brain resulting
in insanity and leadiug to misery, decay and
death. Premature Old Age, Barrenness, loss of
power in either sex. Involvrtary Losses and
Spermatorrhoea caused bv over-exertion of th
brain, self-atmse or over-indulgence. Each
box contains o>>e month’s treatment. SI.OO a
box, or six boxes for $5.00, sent by mail prepaid
on receipt of price.
To cure any case With each order received by
us for six boxes, accompanied with $5 00 we
will send the purchaser our written guarantee
to refund the money if the treatment does not
effect a cure. Guarantees issued only by Green
A Bentley, Druggists, sole agents, Oskaloosa.
lowa W Sioyi
The Bargain Man.
Stoves & Furniture.
All the leading lines of
Cool Stores and Bales.
Household Goods ol
every description.
The very best goods to be found
at the
Before you buy, see
State of lowa, Mahaska County, Distriot
Court, December term, 188$.
In the matter of tbe estate of Elisha Vail,
To Sarah B. Heberling, Robert R. Vanlaw,
John K. Hall, Nettle Moore, Sadie E. Phelps,
and Bertie Phelps.
You and each of yon are hereby notified that
on or before tbe Ist day of December, 1888.
( beater Allison, administrator of said estate,
will fils with the Clerk of tbe Distriot Court or
said oounty, his final report as such adminis
trator, and petition asking that he be discharg
ed and his bondsmen be released! that tbe
matter will be set for bearing and will be
brought no for hearing oa the third Tuesday of
the December term, 1888, of said court, at which
time objections to said report may be beard;
that the report will be approved and tbe ad
ministrator will be discharged at said time un
less valid objections are urged against the
Cbmkb Allison, Admr.
IBW4 8«M» * MgOov, His At**,
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She Tried and Knows.
A leading chemist of New York
says: “No plasters of such merit as
the Ath-10-pno-ms Plasters haveever
before been prouueed.” They ara
a novelty because they are not mads
simply to sell cheap, they are tha
best that science, skill and money
can produce, and will do what is
claimed for them. For sprains,
aches, weakness, lameness, etc.,
they are unequaled.
OM F’llton 8t„ Sandusky, 0., Nov. 21.'87.
The Athlophoros Plaster acted like
magic. It ia the br*t I ever tried and I
have used many kinds. Our druggist
•aid " planters are all about the same "nut
I don’t think so uow. 1 sprained my arm
and shoulder in July, and it has la-eu
painful aince, but it does not pain me at
all now. Mrs. Willis Map ill.
Ag* Send 6 cents for the beautiful colored pic
ture, '• Moorish Maiden.”
Circulation Nearly Three Thousand.
The Herald Printing Company.
At Two Dollars Per Annum.
December 6,1888.
—Mr. Blaine has been offered the ed
itorship of a leading New York maga
—Senator Farwell aptly describes
Gen. Harrison as a man with ‘‘a big
head and a close mouth.”
—The Creston Gazette reports that
SSOO per month is thrown away in that
city on the Louisiana lottery.
—Grandpa Thurman looks over his
spectacles in a very decided way when
he says he will never again run for any
—Private-secretary llalford, besides
being an editor, is a pious man, and
sometimes fills a vacant pulpit. He
is a Methodist, and something of an
—Congressman Burrows, of Michi
gan, is the only candidate who has yet
begun an active canvass for the Speak
ership. He is an able man and would
fill the chair well.
—Gen. Sherman objects to ex-Con
federates in the diplomatic service. He
thinks we should “keep the people over
there educated up to the fact that we
crushed the rebellion.”
—Mrs. Gen. Sherman cared little for
general society, and spent her time in
church and benevolent work. She was
a woman of strong character and
trained mind, and was a devout Cath
—Even in the South the Prohibition
vote was largely short of the promises.
Ou the Presidential ticket ouly 614
Prohibition ballots were cast in Ar
kansas, 583 in Alabama, and 218 iu
—Mr. John Seydell, of lowa City, has
been a very enthusiastic supporter of
Harrison. Now comes Mrs. Seydell,
presenting twin babies, boy and girl,
who have been named promptly, Benja
min and Carrie.
—The Atlantic Constitution hopes
the Democratic managers will not talk
any more about carrying any of the
Northwestern States. The Republi
can gains in this section are over 50,-
000 votes more than in 1884, and are on
the advance.
—The Anamosa Eureka says the new
prison for women convicts will be
ready for occupancy during the month.
It is a very complete building, 60 by
140 feet, and three stories high. The
only bad thing about it is the need for
such a thing in lowa.
—The United States has the distinc
tion of having the best record of any
nation on the number of desertions
from the army. The average is one
nan out of every tenon the rolls. This
shows an inclination for peace among
our people, that’s all.
—Central University, at Pella, sus
tained a severe loss in the death of
President L. A. Dunn, who died sudden
ly of apoplexy at his home Thanks
giving day. He was 72 years old, but
had great vigor. The remains will be
buried at his old home in Vermont.
—The official vote in New York is
President. Governor.
Republican 650,314 631,323
Democrat 635,959 650,546
Prohibitionist 80,127 30,213
Harrison led Cleveland 14,355, while
Hill led Miller 19,223.
-Globe-Democrat: “The New Jersey
Prohibitionists, by superhuman exer
tions, succeeded in putting the free
whisky Democracy into power in the
Legislature of that State, thus insur
ing the repeal of all the temperance
legislation enacted by theßepublicans.”
—There would seem to be a “Senator
ial combine” about the new Cabinet
scheme, as arranged by the several
slates made up. Ohio lias several fa
vorite sons who want to get John Sher
man safe out of the way in the Cabi
net. And some other states have the
same sort of favorite sons with tbe
same end in view.
—Senator Allison has been the guest
of Gen. Harrison during the week. It
iB surmised that his interviews with
the President-elect are the most im
portant that have taken place, but his
silence is as eloquent as usual, and the
most mosquito-like of all the corres
pondents have not been able to pro
voke him into giving any thing out.
—The Republicans will certainly be
in control of the next House, though
by a less majority than was hoped.
The precise figures cannot be teckoned
because of several contested elections,
but it is likely to be between six and
twelve majority. This will give the
Republicans an actual working
strength, as well as making them re
sponsible for legis’ative results.
—The defeat of woman suffrage in
the Vermont House, by the overwhelm
ing vote of 192 to 37. is attributed to
the influence of women who opposed it.
The N utmeg sisterhood needs prodding,
but then this is very nearly the case
in every other State. If women ev
erywhere earnestly asked for the
right of suffrage, it would not be long
until it would be granted. Men are
disposed to yield to the proper claims
of women in this as in most other
—Some of Gov. Larrabee’s friends
are pressing him to consent to be a
candidate for Senator Allison’s place
in the Senate. It would be a loss to
lowa not to have Senator Allison re
main where he is, and where he can
easily remain so long as he chooses.
Gov. Larrabee prefers to retire to pri
vate life when his gubernatorial ca
reer is over, but it is not likely that he
will he long permited to do so.
—The inside history of the fatal free
trade message shows that Cleveland
permitted himself to be used by Man
ton Marble and Henry Watlerson to
urge views on a subject which was not
well digested in his own mind. Secre
tary Whitney, in whose judgment the
President has great confidence, advised
him against the step, led him to hesi
tate and almost falter, but at the last
moment he declared thst it should go
just as it wim, and so it did. The peo
ple went too the first chanoe they got,—
“hell-bent" in the opposite direction.
—The action of Miss Willard and the
National W. C. T. U. In going over to
the Democratic auxiliary in the last
campaign is bearing its legitimate fruit.
Several local unions in various States
have withdrawn from the organiza
tion, and others are preparing to do so.
—At least thirty-eight States would
like to have a cabinet place. The last
is Kansas, who wants Hon. Thos. A.
Osborne made Secretary of the Interi
or because Kansas is the banner Re
publican State of the union. Missouri
wants a place, and Ohio, Indiana,
Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin,
and so on. And the South certainly
ought to be recognized iu the choice of
Gen. Longstreet, or some other able
man. Then there’s lowa sure to be in
the cabinet. We really can’t see how
those seven places will be ma le to go
all around.
—John Mahin, in an article of excel
lent tone, dispassionately discusses the
causes that led to his defeat as railroad
commissioner. He says the anti-rail
road element supported the old com
mission, including Col. Dey, as an en
dorsement of the commission’s aggres
sive policy, while the railroads sup
ported Dey also; that the prohibition
ists opposed him because he was not in
sympathy with their partisan work,
and the anti-prohibitionists opposed
him because of his prohibition views,
and lastly, because of bogus tickets, and
the feeling that the railroad commis
sion should be non-partisan.
—ln connection with cabinet talk it
is recalled that Abraham Lincoln made
up his cabinet, substantially as it stood,
iu the telegraph office in Springfield, on
the night of the 6th of November 1860,
while waiting for the election returns.
He stayed there almost alone with the
operators until an early hour iu the
morning, and the result of his vigils
was the selection of the following
For Secretary of State—William H. Seward,
of New York.
For Secretary of the Treasury—Salmon P.
Chase, of Ohio.
. For Secretary of War—Simon Cameron, of
For secretary of the the Navy—Gideon Welles,
of Connecticut.
For Secretary of the Interior—Caleb B. Smith,
of Indiana.
For Attorney General—Edward Bates, of
For Postmaster General—Montgomery Blair,
of Marylaud.
All accepted aud were confirmed. At
onetime Mr. Seward, fearing certain
dominating influences over Mr. Lin
coln, withdrew his acceptance, which
his chief would Dot listen to. M I can’t
afford to let Seward take the first trick”
w.ts his quaint remonstrance, and Mr.
Seward was again persuaded to remain.
—ln an interview before leaving for
Washington, Senator Allison said the
Republican party favors the general
revision of the tariff as proposed by
the Senate substitute If there is any
probability that the House will agree
to the main features of the substitute,
or if there is probability of final agree
ment during the session, then no
doubt the Senate will proceed at once
to consideration and press It to com
pletion as rapidly as possible. In reply
to the question whether the Senate bill
would pass the House, he said: “That,
no one knows. The principle upon
which it is to be constructed being
agreed on, the details become a mat
ter of adjustment and compromise.
No tariff bill can pass the House dur
ing a short session that does not meet
the approval of its recognized leaders.
A minority of Democrats might favor
the Senate bill, which, with the Repub
licans, would constitute a majority of
the House, yet, without the consent of
the Speaker, the majority of the Ways
and Means Committee and the majori
ty of the party in power in the House,
they could not get the question before
the House.
—The most notable portion of Mr.
Clarkson’s Tippecanoe address, the
other night, strong and terse as it was
all the way through, was this follow
ing utterance relating to the work of
the coming Administration and the
future of the Republican party:
1 iirmly believe that in the wisdom
of God the problem of pacifying the
country, and making the American peo
ple one, has now been given back to the
Republican party. With it comes the
admonition that, magnanimous as the
party has been heretofore, magnani
mous as the Union soldiers have been,
and their magnanimity and sacrifice
can only be typified by the cross as a
symbol of fidelity and sorrow, still more
magnanimity must be shown. .Never
for the time of the quickest heart beat
must this nation forget its duty to the
Union soldier. From his heart, and
from the gratitude of the Union to him,
must be measured all that we are to do,
and every wound that ingratitude has
laid upon him, and every indignity that
has been offered to him, and every in
difference shown him, must all be
healed now with the boundless meas
ure of a nation’s renewed gratitude.
For this victory was one along the line
of a blue color. It is a Union soldier’s
victory. Indeed, it is the victory of the
Union army, lost four years ago, given
back again. The counsel of the Union
soldier must lead, and a Union soldier
is in the chair of the state and at the
helm. But better is it for the south
that it is to be dealt with by these most
generous of men. I have often thought
that if this vexed problem could be
left to the private soldiers of the Union
and the Confederate armies, instead of
to the politicians, if would be settled,
and settled with the great possible wis
dom. It is to be a Union soldiers’ set
tlement, and their last and best gift
to their country. The south knows
not what is coming, but it ought
to know that it is to be a
settlement of peace and good will.
It has oppressed the black peo
ple until it is now haunted by the
fear of an insurrection. The North
will remove this fear. It will not re
call John Randolph’s terrible image of
“the night bell tolling for fire,” when
the South feared negro insurrection
just as it professes to fear negro domi
nation to-day. Instead, I believe and
hope that the settlement will be on the
basis of recognizing the Southern peo
ple as a part of the American family
whose good will and friendship are
sincerely desired. The South is ready
for the Republican party now. Its in
terest in protection is even greater
than that of the North. Onlv the Re
publican party can thus aid its mater
ial interests. This gives a bond of
union and settlement. lam a firm be
liever that all questions among nations
as well as men can be settled. I be
lieve that the beginning of this settle
ment is here. What it will be none are
now wise enough to tell. It is safe to
say that it will be a settlement giving
Republicans their rights, and securing
them in the ballot, and in all the privi
leges of citizenship. It is safe to say
it will be a settlement by which
Georgia will not be able to elect ten
Congressmen by a smaller vote than
we in this district elect one Congress
man. The greater force will rule, but
it will rule wisely and kindly. “The
plank must bend to the ship, not the
ship to the plank.” Yet the ship in the
end will, let us pray to God, carry as a
happy crew the united American peo
f>le. Let us hope that this is true, and
et us devote all the good that we have
in ns to the wish that we are in our
time to pacify our country and make
all Americans brothers.
She—“ Mr. Faintheart, did von read
that sad case in New York where that
poor girl died from heart disease on re
ceiving a proposal T He—“ Yes, it was
sad.” She—‘’Vary, indeed. What made
it more interesting to me was the fact
that the doctor examined my heart only
last tyeek and found it perfectly sound.”
Before he went home one chair was
amply sufficient
Mr. Powderly has again been chosen
as the head of the Knights of Labor
by the handsome endorsement of a
vote of 114 to 27. The troubles of the
order have weeded out a large part of
the disturbing element, aud Mr. Pow
derlv will now'have a better chauce
to carry it on to good result than he
had before. The decrease in member
ship will also be a benefit. The order
had grown unwieldy, aud its useful
ness was threatened by the quarrels
and ambitious of those within its own
ranks. Then, too, the tendency of its
rulings was growing arbitrary, partic
ularly in localities, and most men can
be dominated over only about so far.
If an organization is worth anything
it is an aid to the betterment of man’s
condition, u <t as a curtailment of that
personal liberty which is justly es
teemed his dearest privilege. It is a
serious que.qi m !e>w far an order has
a right to go iu compelling men to liy
down their tools, in the face of domes
tic want and hunger, for the puipose
of enforcing certain alleged principles
not otherwise .nipoitaut. It is so easy
to run to txtiemes in all fraternal bod
ies. It is so ea yto start out on a prin
ciple that is fail and just and, advanc
ing on ground that seems all the while
perfectly firm and logical, to bring up
at length to the very limit of fanati
cism. Everybody does this to some
extent constantly in private opinions,
and has to be continually overhauling
his ideas and readjusting them to the
plane of good seuse and just judg
This is the fatal danger of all organ
izations. A secret society, with the
noblest aims aud highest ultimate ends,
may so enlist a man’s enthusiastic feel
ing as to infringe upon the more seri
ous duties of business and the social
.demands of family life. There are
good men and women who carry their
mistaken religious zeal to au extent
that darkens the sunshine of home and
dwarfs the mure generous instincts of
the human heart. There are men who
permit the glare of political life to
outshine the truer and steadier radi
ance of the hearthstone,—and women
who lay upon the altar of social van
ity or public agitation all the geniality
and energy of which they deprive their
homes. Thus amid thedeinands of tin
nation, of the state, of the town, of so
ciety, of the church, and of the multi
tude of organizations which includes
nearly everybody in their various mem
bership, the purely private capacity of
the citizen and his distinctly private
obligations and preferences are in dan
ger of being hopelessly crushed be
tween the upper aud nether millstones
of public requirement. It is not nec
essary to narrow our energies to recog
nize the proper bounds of public and
private claims. It is not necessary to
restrict the usefulness of au organiza
tion iu order that its power be held
withiu due limitation. All that is nec
essary is to hold in check the tendency
of all bodies to be dominant and to ar
rogate a control over their members
that is stifling and unjust to higher
Mr. Depew stated some days ago that
the presidential campaigu of the past
four months had cost the countiy five
hundred millious of dollars ! This was
startling, since it had no beanug on the
merely direct expenses of the campaign,
but comprised only the loss to the
business world from the shrinkage in
the domestic commerce and industries
of the country. He based the state
ment on the estimate that the general
business for four mouths would
amount to five billions of dollars, and
that ten per cent of this was undoubt
edly stopped by the uncertainty and
disturbance caused by doubt as to the
It is a relief to find evidence, in so
careful an authority as Bradstreet’s,
that the president of the New York
Central Railway, sagacious and bril
liant a man as be is, has been led into
error in this respect. In the first place
it corrects Mr. Depew’s estimate of the
business volume of the country, it
says for the four months covered by the
presidential campaign this will amouut
to twenty billions of dollars at the low
est possible calculation, instead of five
billions, and that according to Mr.
Depew’s ten per cent estimate the loss
must have been two billions. It then
starts out with an examination of the
monthly totals of bank ck ariugs for the
four months ending in October, anti
finds that so far as these are an indica
tion of trade there was a marked iu
crease of %% per cent over the same
period in 1887. It shows further that
for the same period the lumber trade
has been unusually active; the vol
ume of sales of wool and cotton, and
woolen and cotton goods has increased,
as compared with the like four months
in 1887, and demand is good and prices
are higher; the sales of coal and coke
are the heaviest kuowu: the grocery
trade, and boots and shoes have been
active; the growth of small factories
and metal-working establishments
throughout the south and west has
been conspicuous; the volume of rail
way traffic ha 3 been heavy, though cut
rates have given decreased earnings;
and that as a whole up to two weeks be
fore the election, general trade was not
seriously affected by the political dis
tractions of the country. Bradstreet's
guess is that the loss to business would
not reach five millions of dollars, which
is less alarming, aud more likely to be
true to the facts.
Bismarck, Dak., Nov. 26.—A thrill
ing report of an accident or attempted
suicide comes from the National Park,
where it is claimed that a driver and a
tourist were engulfed in a geyser last
week. It appears that the tourist,
whose name is given as James McDon
ald of London, England, insisted on
going close to the Excelsior, a geyser
whose eruptions have been irregular of
late, determined upon looking into
crater of the immense geyser, and the
driver, who was also acting as guide,
followed him to the bank to guard
against accident. Just as the unsus
pecting Englishman leaned over the
verge of the crater the geyser brokr
forth with terrific force, the suction
drawing him and thedriver into it and
hurling them back into the air many
feet. Excelsior Geyser is over 300 feet
wide at the crater and throws out the
greatest volume of water of any geyser
in the park. Fortunately for the men
they were caught in the strongest cur
rent of the upshooting stream or they
would have been swallowed in the un-
known depths of boiling water. As it
is they were severely scalded, and there
are grave doubts of their recovery.
Some believe that McDonald intended
to commit suicide. This is the second
accident of this character in the park,
and, while there is not the slightest
danger to those who are satisfied with
seeing and not investigating, it is un
derstood that Congress will be asked
to appropriate money for the building
of protective walls about these curios
ities. Since the attempt of Gen. How
ard’s son to commit suicide by jumping
over the Yellowstone Falls, which are
865 feet high, the question of erecting
railings or protective walls about the
different points of interest has been
I ______
if itiolJyWllVj
“Let’s take a squint in.”
It is on the sidewalk in front of the fine
residence of Ezekiel Breton. Surely every
body within the length and breadth of a hun
dred miles must have heard the name of the
wealthy mill owner, whose energy and
shrewdness have passed into a byword. The
house is brilliantly lighted, and the windows
wide open as if to invite the attention and
admiration of the humble passers by.
Three men, laborers, if coarse, soiled clothes
and dull, heavy tread mean anything, have
come down the street and now stand leaning
against the tall iron fence.
“Why shouldn’t we see the show, boys?”
continued the long whiskered man, with an
unpleasant laugh. “It’s our work that’s pay
in’ for it, I guess. How long do you think it
would take you, Jack, to scrimp enough to
gether to buy one of them candlesticks?
Hullo—there’s the boss himself,” and he
thrust his hand inside <the iron pickets to
point out a portly gentleman whose bald
bead was fringed with silver white hair.
Mr. Breton had paused a moment before the
“Come, let’s go on,” urged the man with a
clay pipe, edging off a little into the shadow;
“he’ll see us and be mad.”
“What’s the odds if he does?” and the
speaker frowned at the rich man from be
tween the pickets. “He can’t get help no
cheaper than us, can he? That’s one good
pint of bein’ way down, you can’t tumble a
mite. But just look at him, boys; big watch
chain and gold bowed specs a-danglin’. See
the thumbs of his white hands stuck in his
vest pocket and him as smilin’ as if he never
did nobody a wrong in his whole blessed life.
There now is somethin’ purtier, though.”
The old gentleman moved unsuspectingly
aside and revealed a young girl, large and
fair, with great calm blue eyes. She wore a
pale blue silk, with delicate ruffles at her
half bared elbow and at her neck, kissing the
warm white skin.
“Well, I suppose my girl Jane might look
just as good in such clothes as them. But she
wouldn’t no more speak to Jane than as if
the girl wasn't human. And as for a poor
man, he might pour his life out for her purty
face and she wouldn’t give him a look. A
few dollars and a suit of clothes makes the
. “What’s she laughin’ at?” said the tall man,
taking his clay pipe from his mouth.
“Can’t you see? Ther«’s the boystandin’
jist beyond her. Breton’s young hopeful.
Nothin’ less than the biggest kind of game
for her, I cal’late.”
“I never seen him before,” remarked the
third man, reverentially. “I s’pose he’ll be
our boss some day.”
“He’s been to college polishin’ up his wits.
Taint goin’ to be so easy as it was to grind
the poor. The old man now didn't need no
extra schoolin’.”
“I aint so sure now,” said the tall man,
blowing out a wreath of smoke. “The boy
looks more kind about his mouth aud eyes.
Bee him look at the girl. I cal’late she don’t
think he’s very bad.”
“Wait till he gets his heel on the necks of
a thousand of us, as his father has. Wait
till he fiuds we aint got a penny ahead, nor
a spot of God’s earth for our own, but lie at
his mercy. Bee how kind he’ll be then.
Taint the nature of the beast, BSI Rogers.”
Bill Rogers took a long look at the slight
form of the mill owner’s son—at his fresh,
young face and small, pleasant black eyes.
“I wish the lad had a chance. I believe I’d
trust him, Graves. Hadn’t we better be
startin’? The meetin’ will begin purty soon.”
“What’s the hurry? Curran is always late
himself. Well, come along, then.”
Just now Mr. Breton is leaning lightly on
the mantel near one of his pet heirlooms—
the siver candelabra. Near him stands a tall,
elegantly formed gentleman, only a trifle
past middle age, whose clear chiseled mouth
has the merest hint of a smile on it, as if he
had just said something bright. It was a smile
he always wore when he had spoken—a smile
with an edge to it. But Mr. Ellingsworth
had to make that smile do good service, for
he never laughed. The fuuuiest jokes had
been told him—the most ridiculous situations
described to him—but he only smiled.
“What am I going to do with the boy?”
Mr. Breton’s voice was always loud and
sharp as if making itself heard above the
roaring of his mills. “Why, marry him to
your daughter the first things Eh! Philip?”
first thing."
Would she be angry, proud and reserved
as she was? Philip shot a furtive glance at
Bertha as she sat at the piano idly turning
over the music sheets. But the girl might
not have heard, not a shade of expression
changed in her face. It might as well have
been the sources of the Nile they were dis
cussing so far as she was concerned, appar
ently, but as she pressed her white hand on
the music sheet to keep it open, her lover’s
eyes softened at the flash of their betrothal
“I should think your hands must be pretty
full already,’’ suggested Mr. Ellingsworth in
the low smooth tone, as much a part of his
style as the cut of his black coat, “with a
thousand unreasonable beings down in your
factories. And by the way, I hear that
Labor is claiming its rights, with a big
L As if anybody had any rights, except by
“Skeptical as ever, Ellingsworth,” said the
mill owner with all a practical man’s distaste
for a thing so destructive to industry. “But
no, I get along easily enough with my help if
quacks and tramps would only keep out of
the way; though there is some kind of an
agitation meeting to-night; somebody is
raising the mischief among them. I wish I
know who it was,” and Mr. Breton looked
impatiently around the room as if he hoped
to seize the incendiary in some corner of his
own parlor.
He met Bertha’s blue eyes wide open In m
mem interest. She had half turned from the
piano, but her sleeve was canght back on the
edge of the keyboard, revealing the fair full
contour of her arm, which glistened whiter
than the ivory beneath it.
“A mystery, how charming!" she smiled;
“let me picture him: tall, with clustering
aubum hair on his godlike head”
“Pish—excuse me, my dear—but more
likely the fellow is some low, drunken Jail
bird you would be afraid to pass on the
street. Some day they will find out there is
no good making working people uneasy.
They want the work, and they ought to be
glad the work wants them. Their Interests
are identical with our a”
“No doubt,” assented Mr. Ellingsworth, in
his suavest tones, that seemed too smooth for
satire, “but perhaps they think you get too
large a share of the dividends.”
“You like to round your sentences pretty
well,” retorted Mr. Breton, flushing slightly,
“but do you mean to say you, of ail men,
sympathize with this labor reform nonsense!”
Ellingsworth smiled and shrugged his
shapely shoulders just visibly.
“You ought to know me, Mr. Breton. I
sympathize with—nobody. It is too much
trouble. And as for the sufferings of the
lower classes—they may be very pitiable—but
I don't 666 how the nether millstone can help
Itself, or for that matter be helped either.”
Then he glanced curiously toward the piano.
“Why, where are our young people!”
After considerable dumb show Bertha had
become aware that Philip had some intelli
gence of a startling nature to communicate.
So it happened that, at the moment Mr.
Ellingsworth inquired for them, the young
people stood just inside the door of the oosy
little room called “the study.”
“I am going to have some high fun to*
night, Bertha; I am going to|that labor meet
ing. I want to see the business from the in
side, when the public show isn't going on."
The girl looked at him in astonishment,
“They won’t let you in."
“That’s just where the fun is coming. It Is
going to be better than all the college devil
try, and—wait here two minutes and HI
show you.”
Book shelves ran up to the ceiling on the side
of the room, opposite the door. A long of
fice table stretched acme the center almost
to the high window looking toward the
street, cut ail tne business associations aid
not oppress this elegant young woman, who
threw herself iu luxurious abandon into the
solitary easy chair. She apparently did not
find love very disturbing. No doubt she only
smiled at its poems, fervid with a passion un
known to her calm, even life. Her young
lover had often been frightened at the firm
outline of the cold red lips, with never a
thought of kisses on them, and at the sprite
like unconsciousness of her blue eyes that
looked curiously at him when love softened
his voice and glorified his face. She was not
listening for his returning footsteps, not one
line of eagerness or of suspense was on the
dispassionate face, while she played with the
flashing jewel her lover had placed long ago
on her finger.
The door opens behind her, but she does not
turn her head—no doubt be will come in
front of her if he wishes to be—there he is, a
slight figure, looking very odd and disagree
able in the soiled and ill fitting clothes he has
put on, with no collar or cuffs, but a blue
flannel shirt open a button or two at his neck.
His faded pantaloons were roughly thrust
into the tops of an immense pair of cowhide
boots which apparently had never been so
much as shadowed by a box of blacking. His
black eyes sparkle as he holds out to her a
bandless felt hat which shows the marks of a
long and varied history. Bertha looked at
him in dull distaste. What a poor mouth he
had, and how unpleasantly his face wrinkled
when he smiled.
“I wouldn't ever do this again,” she said
A hurt look came into his eyes; he dropped
his hat on the floor and was turning dejected
ly away.
The fun was all gone, and her words and
her look he knew would come back to him a
thousand times when he should be alone.
But she put out her hand to him like the
scepter of a queen. “Never mind— you will
generally wear better clothes than these,
won’t you?”
“But I wouldn’t like to have that make
any difference,” said Philip, looking wistfully
at the cool white hand he held. “Supposing
I was poor”
She drew her hand away impatiently. If
he had known how he looked then, he would
have chosen another time for his lover’s fool
i almess.
“Don’t get poor. I like pretty things and
graceful manners and elegant surroundings;
that is the way lam made. I should suffo
cate if I didn’t have them.”
“But,” urged Philip uneasily, “you couldn’t
love anybody but me, could you?”
She smiled charmingly. “You must not
let met” Then she rose as if to dismiss the
subject. “Are you all ready?”
In a minute more he was, after he had
fastened on his yellow whiskers and bronzed
over his face and neck and white wrists.
“Your own father wouldn’t know youl” she
laughed, as they opened the outer door.
Philip went down two steps.
“You shake the foundation with those
boots.” He was quite recovering his spirits,
now that she was so kind with him. “And
you will tell me all about it, and whether the
leader has auburn hair as I said? How long
before you will come back—an hour? Wall,
I’ll be here as long as that.”
He pulled his great hat well down over his
eyes and started, but at the gate he turned to
look back.
Bertha stood in the doorway, tall and
queenly, the red gold of her hair glistening
in the light like a halo about her head. He
could not catch the look in her face, but as
she stood she raised her hand to her lips
and threw him a kiss with a gesture of ex
quisite grace.
Iu a moment more he heard her at the
piano, and he tried to keep clumsy step to
the strain from “La Traviata” that came
throbbing after him,
Philip pushed open the door of Market
hall and looked in. About sixty men were
scattered over the benches in all conceivable
positions. A number held pipes between
their teeth, filling the room with the rank
smoke of the strongest and blackest tobacco,
•ere and there two men appropriated a
whole bench, one at each end, for a sofa. But
more of them were settled down on the small
of their backs, with their knees braced
against the bench in front. He saw in a mo
ment that, though he was worse dressed than
any of them, yet there was a difference in
kind also. There was more meaning in one
wrinkle on their well worn coats than in all
his ingenious paraphernalia. He felt asliamed
in the presence of these pathetic realities, and
turned to go back, but his great boots creaked
incautiously. Only two or three looked
around; a poor man more or less does not
count for much with the poor or with the
rich. Two or three grave, worn faces, two
or three pairs of tired, hopeless eyes rebuked
him unconsciously for the idle freak that
brought him there. What right had he there,
who came out of curiosity to watch the un
healthy symptoms of the disease called pov
erty? What an insult to their bitter needs
were his mock trimmings, in which he came
like one masquerading among • graveyard
full of ghosts!
“Hold on, friend, ye needn’t go,” and a
long whiskered man beckoned to him.
He found his way to a seat with a hang
dog air, the best piece of acting he had done
yet. The same stolid look was on this man’s
face, bleached to a settled paleness from the
confinement of years in the walls of the mills,
and there was a bitterness about the mouth
and nostrils as if he had not kissed the rod
that smote him.
“No call to be shamed, young man. I sup
pose them’s the best clothes you got. Your
heart may be just as white as if you had a
better livin’.”
The poor don’t talk except when they have
something to say. So Philip said nothing, to
act in character.
“I suppose you think you’re pretty hard
up,” resumed the big whiskered man, who
was no other than Graves, the man who had
peered into his companion’s parlor window
only an hour ago. And he glanced signifi
cantly at Philip’s boots and soiled panta
“Jest look at that little chap over yonder,
all bowed up. He don’t look very hearty,
does he? Up to his house there’s a wife all
faded and broken, and two little cripples for
children, a whinin’ and a screechin’ from
morn in’ to-night. He would chop his head
off to help them, but he is slow and weak,
and don’t git but ninety cents a day, and he
can'tgsave them babies a single ache, nor ease
their poor misshapen little bones one twinge.
It takes every penny to keep the wretched
breath in ’em all, and him and his wife, once
as purty a gal as ever you seen, has only to
stand and see ’em cry. They used to cry
themselves, too, but that was long ago."
Graves looked about him. “Do you see
that lean faced man with the hurt arm, at
the end of the seat ye’re on! Well, he’s got
the smartest little boy in town. All he
wanted was schoolin’, and his father and
mother saved aud scrimped so he could have
it. You oughter seen how proud they was to
see their lad struttin’ off to school while they
kept a thin kin' of him all day long in the
mill And they was never too tired to hear
the boy tell them over the hard names
he had learned. And then they would
tell the neighbors, who sometimes got
jealous, how they was savin’ every
cent and how their boy was goin’ to col
lege like old Breton’s son. But there was no
call for the neighbors to be jealous; the
woman went to work one day when she was
sick, and caught her death o’ cold and it took
a mint of money to nuss and then bury her.
Then the man fell and got hurt and the little
boy cried enough to break your heart when
they took his books away.” The face of the
long whiskered man softened an instant, but
he turned his head away.
“He needn’t a cried,” he said gruffly; “I
don’t know as he was any better than the
rest of us.”
Now there came a little commotion on the
A mar who sat head and shoulders above
the group on the platform rose to his full
height like a young giant and came forward.
He looked down into the upturned faoes for
a moment in silence, and Philip felt his
steel blue eyes piercing him like a sword.
“Men,” he began. Then he stopped speak
ing a moment “Yes, men you are, in spite
of all the degradation the rich and the pow
erful can put upon you. The time is coming
when the principles of equality vaunted on
the pages of so many lying constitutions, and
breathed on the lips of so many false tongued
demagogues, shall be fully realized. The
time is coming when the work ahall not be on
one side and the reward on the other. We
ahall not always wear rags as the livery at
our masters. Not always shall the poor rise
early and toil late, wear their skin till it be
shriveled like parchment, and their bodies till
they be ready to drop into the grave for
weariness, only to pluck the fruit of God’s
bountiful earth for the lips of the idle and the
proud to taste. The gracious favors of ten
thousand smiling hills and valleys are gath
ered only for the few, and those whose arro-
gauceaud hardness of heart have least de
served them. And they tell os it must be so;
that the few who are more capable and pru
dent should thus be rewarded far their
superiority. They point to six thousand
years’ oppression of the poor, and say
what has been must be. Yes, for Ax
thousand years the groans of the poor have
gone up, and as long the few, for whom alone
aUthe beauty and bounty of the great earth
cant seemea to expand; ms voice lost its pa
thetic tone and rang out like a trumpet.
“But the knowledge they have given to
make us better slaves is bursting our fetters
before their frightened eyes. The astonished
people see at last the black and monstrous in
justice of their subjection. They have num
bered their hosts, as countless as the sands of
the sea. It is the strength of their arms has
girdled the earth with unceasing streams of
wealth. It is the ingenuity of their brains
has harnessed each of the untamed forces of
nature to service. The infinite number of
their cunning fingers has woven the fabrics
to clothe Christendom, and their red blood
poured out on a thousand battlefields has
bought vain triumphs for the pride of their
His lips suddenly curled in majestic scorn.
“And how long will your patient, calloused
hands build palaces for the great, while you
live in hovels! Ought not such strong arms
as yours be able to win enough to make one
modest home happy, if you were not robbed?
The world is full of cheap comforts; the
harvests are boundless, the storehouses burst
ing, but each worthless pauper has as good a
share as you who make the wealth. You cause
the increase; your hands till the teeming lands
and work the tireless looms. Your shoul
ders bow beneath the products of your toil
—like muzzled oxen beating out the grain for
unpitying masters. Why will you endure it!
They tell you it is only right; their books
teach gentle submission; their oilytongued
speakers soothe you with proverbs and con
soling maxims, but all the wise men of cen
turies and all the hundred thousand printing
presses of today, heaping up books in every
language like a new tower of Babel, cannot
turn a lie into the truth.”
Philip sat leaning forward, his eyes fixed
on the speaker in a strange excitement. Cur
ran’s words came into his soul like molten
fire, consuming the chaff of years and leav
ing a path of light behind. He was full of
wonder that he had been blind so long, mixed
with joy at his new piercing vision. He had
forgotten how he had come there, and felt a
sudden desire to take the hand of every poor
man in the room and pledge him his help.
But no one seemed touched as he was. The
same hard look was on each face, the mask
the poor assume to cover their distress, but
the eyes of them all were centered on their
“But you are poor, and with your wives
and children are hungry for even the crust
of bread your masters cast you. Though you
were a million to one, you are held to their
service, no matter how unjust, by the daily
recurring facts of hunger and cold. Look!
the fields are white with their harvests, the
shops filled with their oloths, but the law
makers and their pitiless police are in their
pay, and you must bow your meek necks and
thank your masters humbly for the trifie
their greed vouchsafes you.”
Philip’s heart thumped painfully within his
faded coat Could the speaker give no hope
to the wretched listeners hanging on his lips!
Must they cringe forever at the foot of
power? Their thin, worn hands made the
bread, but it was snatched from their mouths
and doled out in scanty allowance as the
price of hopeless slavery. He had never seen
it before.
“Who is heT’ he whispered to his compan
ion. The man did not even turn his face
from the speaker.
“It is Curran. He belongs to the Labor
league.” This, then, was the agitator his fa
ther spoke of. And Bertha had pictured him
rightly, with his clustering auburn hair. For
a moment he stood silent, while under the
divine light in his eyes the souls of each one
ripened for his next words.
“Alone you can do nothing, but united we
can shake the world, and all over the land
the oppressed are balding together. We are
weak now, but when the long stifled voice of
your wrongs finds utterance, the answering
moans of millions will rouse your souls to the
resistless martyr pitch. Then it will seem
sweet to die—yes, to starve—with your dear
ones about you inspired with the same en
thusiasm. When the generation is born
which dare starve but has forgotten how to
yield, and even for the bread of life will not
sell its children into eternal slavery, then
will the gold of the rich rot worthless in
their white hands till they divide with us our
common heritage.”
He stopped and sat down, and as his en
thusiasm faded from his face, Philip saw he
was not handsome. The eyes that had seemed
so wonderful were too deep seated beneath
his heavy brows, and his smooth shaved face
was scarred from exposure to sun and storm;
yet, while he had been speaking, pity and di
vine wrath in turn melting and burning in
his eyes and lighting up his rugged cheeks,
he had seemed beautiful, like an archangel.
The audience sat in silence a moment, then
one man shuffled his feet uneasily, then an
other, and then all rose listlessly to their
feet. Philip thought their zest in life had
gone so long ago that they did not even miss
it; then he remembered what his life was,
bright as a June morning. Did God love
him so much better than these weary crea
tures, whose only refuge was in hopeless
ness? Then he thought of Bertha waiting
for him, and he hurried out, glad that he
seemed to be escaping notice. Where was
the funny adventure he had to tell bis sweet
heart? A new world had been revealed to
him; a world within the world he had played
with, that knew no such thing as mirth, but
fed forever on bitter realities, and his little
spark of happiness seemed smothered in its
black night. Each one must have a family
circle of his own. There were hungry eyes
that looked to him for the cheer his poor
heart was too dead to give. Suddenly a heavy
hand was laid on his shoulder.
“Praps you aint got no place to go to,
friend.” It was his big whiskered compan
ion in the hall, Graves.
“I sort o’ liked your looks in the meet in’
to-night, and you’re welcome to a bed at my
house if you want it.”
“Oh, no," stumbled Philip, at his wit's end.
“Oh, ao? Why not, then? Where be you
goin’ to stay?” and the man took his hand
from the young man’s shoulder and eyed him
suspiciously. “Why, he wanted to go home
and lay off his masquerade forever. Bertha,
all radiant in all that wealth can add to
beauty, was awaiting him. He had so much
to tell her,” but he had nothing to say aloud.
“I won’t take no refusal,” insisted the man,
taking Philip by the arm. “No words; Jane
will get along easy with an extra for once.
I presume you’ve slept in wuss places.”
[i o be Continued j
lowa’s Good Rooord.
Dts Moines Register.
But two States. Kansas and Pennsyl
vania, gave a larger Republican plural
ity this year than lowa. A numoer
of staunch and steady Republican
States, that can alwayß be relied upon
to do their duty, come nearly up to
lowa, but fall a little below. So that
instead of being at the bottom of the
column, or half way down, lowa stands
almost at the top, and considering what
was expected, and what had tobeover
come, has perhaps doue better than
auy other Slate. At the commence
ment of the campaign the opposition
was hopeful and enthusiastic. It com
bined a number of influences and ele
ments all calculated to injure the Re
publican party more or less. The P;0-
hibitionists began an aggressive c*m
paijrn and laid their plans for 10.U00
votes. The disaffectiou over the ex
treme railway legislation of the past
wiuter was being utilized to the ul mo*t,
and was expected to cost the Repub
lican party from fifteen to twenty
thousand votes. The State was flooded
with free trade literature and it was
thought by the Democratic managers
that the farmers would respond very
generally to their alluring ciy of tariff
reform. Such eminent free traders as
Henry Watterson and Frank Hurd
were sent intotheState with theexpec
tation that they would give direction
to the great land slide which the Dem
ocratic managers expected to follow
their Free Trade crusade. With all
these adverse influences, strength
ened by the possession of 'he Federal
patronage to contend against, the Re
publican outlook was not so very bright
when thecampaign opened. While not
anticipating defeat, a great many. Re
publicans did not look for much ma
jority, while tne Democrats confidently
hoped at the least to cut the Republi
can majority so low as to give them
the moral effect of a victory. But de
spite all that a united opposition could
do,the Republican party came up proud
ly to its opportunity and dutv, and car
ried the State by almost 32,000 plurali
ty. Considering bow little was ex
pected, bow much there was to contend
against, and bow splendid the results,
what other State has done better than
Iowa? ’
A New Telephone.—A new kind
of telephone has been indented, which
is called the stettio telephone; It dis
penses with the mouth piece and sound
waves such as used by the Beil tele
phone and Is operated by the muscular
vibrations that accompany the utter
ance of words. It is said to be far
more success fulin long distances than

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