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p --——-—a Puulisim® Iran Thursday IUKA, ri^ | VISSIBSm, In consequence of the increased use of the bicycle in various parts of the country, there is a perceptible falling off in the business of railways and livery stables. The United States Department of Agriculture holds forth hopes of our P! ultimately having peaches without ■tones and blackberries growing with out thorns to scratch. |g» .• g"*» A recent writer draws unfavorable comparisons between the onglnecrs of this country and of Europe simply be cause the overhoad wire nuisanco per aiste here while it is overcome over there. __ | The religious papers published in the United States havo a combined circulation of 4,000,000. The Catholic Chnrch leads the list with 127 jour* ■•Is, while the Methodists are close be hind with 127. '1 - _ The easy going ways of the Danes are productive of longevity. Among 8,000,000 inhabitants more than 60 have died so far this year who had passed the four score and ten. Quite half of them were nearer 100 than 90 years old. An iron buoy belonging to the Unit ed States Light House establishment recently drifted across the Atlantic, up uii uio weai coasi of Ireland. The Light House Board, on being notified of the fact, presented the buoy to the Irish Light Service, and it was thankfully accepted. Observation step-ladders are the latest innovation in the Belgian field artillery. They are intondcd to en able the commander of a concealed battery to better direct the tiro of tho gunners. Every ladder is about seven feet aud a half high, of iron, and weighs about 65 pounds. All ammu nition wagons will carry the ladders. Attorney Henry C- Dillon of tho Raweali Colony says that it is a mistake to suppose that the colonists arc cutting down California’s big trees. He says no hitman agency can cut down a Se quoia gigantoa, and no 6awmill in this country could slice one up into boards. Dynamite is the only means of destroy ing them, and the debris is then useful only as firewood. A young man in Berlin, Germany, stepped upon a cherry, slipped, fell against a window and had his nose almost severed from his face. A young lady came forward and ac knowledged that slio had carelessly thrown the accessorial fruit upon the ■sidewalk, and her parents promptly defrayed tho bill of tho surgeon who stitched ou tho young mau’s nose, amounting to $110. Now romanco should lead the victim and the cause of his mishap to commit matrimony and give some novelist tho cue to “The Romance of the Cherry.” Official returns of the repent penciia taken throughout France show the population of the country to be 38, 095,160. This is an increase since the census of 1886 of only 208,584, or less than half that of the previous period of five years. The greater part of it, moreover, is accounted for by the in flux of strangers into the capital, Paris alone claiming about four-fifths of the total. The growth in the other large cities is ridiculously small, Lyons only claiming an increase of 29,000, Mar seilles 31,000 and Bordeaux 13,000. Tweuty-eight departments show an increase, while fifty-nine register a decrease in the population, the De partment dn Lot heading the list with 16,000. GENERAL NEWS ITEMS. Current Events of the Day Epitomized. A Concise Review for the Week o* Doings from'Ail Over the World. At Madison, 111., a stable and seven horses were consumed by fire. Henry W. Blair has resigned as Minister to China. The Jeff Davis statue at Jackson, Miss., has been accepted, The town of Dwight, 111., was nearly destroyed by fire Saturday night. The malt house of the Manhattan distillery was burned at Peoria, 111, Loss $50,000. Bad weather on the sea coast has caused delays and much anxiet.v about steamers now several days overdue. At Galena, 111., C. N. Peters was killed by drinking a poisonous mixture which he supposed was whiskey. Near Dead wood S. D., a big quart: mill was destroyed with a loss of $150,. 000. The Chilian Steamer Itata, out on bond, has started from Sau Diego, Cal., for Chili. The British bark Santone has been wrecked at Matazas, and the captain and fifteen of the crew lost. An iron furnace at Braddock, Pa., collapsed Saturday, the workmen bare ly escaping the deluge of molten metal flowing from it. The United States warship Yorktown sailed from New York for Valparaiso Wednesday under orders from Wash ington. Dr. Briggs, the New York Presby terian theologlst, charged with heresy, has been cited to appear for trial in Novftmhfiiv At Cincinnati, Rev. Samuel Bend obt, for many years rector of St. Pauls Protestant Episcopal church, lost his life by an elevator accident. The packing establishment of John F. Squire & Co., was burned in East Cambridge and Somerville, Mass. Over 1,500 live hogs were roasted. In Atlanta, Justice Lamar has de cided that the United States court has no jurisdiction in the. cases of Savages and others charged with conspiracy. The United States steamer Despatch went ashore and is a total wreck on the Virginia coast. It was reported that Secretary Tracy was aboard, but afterwards contradicted. The striking firemen on the Lake Erie and Western Railway held a con ference with the railway officials, with the results favorable to a settlement of their grievances. At Kingston, N. Y., M. T. Trump born, assistant treasurer of the defuuct Ulster county bank, is said to have confessed to having used the banks money. Charles Long, a motor man on the Manchester branch of the Richmond Electric Railway Company, was in stantly killed in Manchester, Va., by his car jumping tire track and throw, ing him against the side of the track t A Stuttgart dispatch says: A procla mation, signed by the now King and all the ministers, has been issued. It announces the accession of Wilhelm II, nephew of King Kark I to the throne of Wurtemburg. Assistant Secretary Nettleton has de cided that the Hamburg Phosphate Company of Florida may import, under contract, a mining engineer and prof essional chemist for service in connec tion their operations without violating the immigration laws. At Reading. Pa.. Rev. Phillin H. Garrett, a well known United Brethren minister, was convicted of obtaining fraudently $250 on a life insurance policy, aud sentenced to one year’s im prisonment. A special from New Lebanon, O., ■ says: William Garfield lias confessed to having turned the switch which wrecked the limited train on the Penn sylvania railroad at New Palestine a few weeks ago, in which three men were killed. He says be attempted to wreck the train to plunder it. He is in jail here. Captain Fitzgerald of the Brigantine, Artie, from Bristol, August 24th, for Harbor de Grace, picked up nine of the crew of the steamer “Woleston,” lost September 15th, in the mid-Atlantic. The captain and the remainder of the crew are supposed to have drowned. The British barentiue, Minnie G. Elkins, sailed from St. Johns August 19th for Dundalk, with twenty people on board, including the captain’s wife and baby. That was the last seen of her until the day she was passed bottom upward, abandoned. Her boats floated, about her waterlog and hulk, It Is not known what became of Captain Bolt and her crow. Thirteen young Danish ladies have passfd the requisite examination in gym nastics and dancing for becoming teach ers in Danish female gymnasiums. An officer, two doctors, two teachers aud two ladies officiated as censors. The young ladies passed, on the whole, exceedingly well, three obtaining the greatest possi ble number of points in both theory and praxis. _____ Gold Coming Back. The New York Evening Post’s spec CHARLES STEWART PARNELL The Noted Irish Leader, Died Sud denly at Brighton. CHARLES STeWArT PARNELL. A telegram from London says Par nell died at Brighton Tuesday night. Parnell’s death was the result of a chill caught last week. He took to his bed Friday and died at Walsinghain Terrace at half-past eleven Tuesday night. On Friday evening shortly after Purnell had been induced to return to his bed, his condition became so grave that Mrs. Parnell and the attending ■ physician decided it advisable to at once summon additional medical ad vice. Two other physicians were nt once called in, but nntwithstaqding their efforts', Mr. Parnell growstfibdily worse, and it soon became obvious that the Irish leader was gradually sinking and that death was but ii question of a few days. Since late in the evening Friday it appears to have been simply a matter of awaiting the arrival of the inevit able. Mrs. Parnoll, who has been com pletely devoted to her husband; refus mg 10 leave ms Dcasine ror evon an hours rest, is utterlv prostrated by the shock and her physicians are somewhat apprehensive as to her oonditon. SKETCH OF HIS LIFE. Charles Stewart Parnell was born at Avondale, in the county of Wicklow, Ireland, in the year 1846. lie wag a descendant of the poet, Parnell, and his family have been associated with Irish Parliamentary life for upwards of a century. His great grand-father Sir John Parnell, was Chancellor of Exchequer at* the time of Gratton’a Parliament. Sir Henry Parnell, grand-uncle of Mr. Parnell, was a prominent member of the English Parliament in the time of Lord Grey aqd Lord Melbourne and was made Lord Congleton. Mr. Parnell whose mother is a dangh. ter of Admiral Charles Stewart a cele brated American Naval officer, was educated at Cambridge University, but did not take any degree. Mr. Parnell’s name has since been prominently before the public in con nection with the ITomo Rule proposals of Mr. Gladstone. The proceedings of the Parliament ary Commission, which resulted in a victory for Mr. Parnell against the Times and the exposure of the Plgott forgeries, O’Shea’s divorce proceed ings and Mr. Parnell’s maniuge are matters fresh in the minds of all. EMPEKO It WILLIAM. A German Newspaper Suppressed j Aiul the Editor in Prison. The Neue Muncheur Tagblatt, the editor of which lias just finished a term ! in prison for attacking the German Emperor is again in hot water. Fri day it appeared with a violent article in which it attacks the mania for ar maments and military pomp of Empe- j for William, a mania which is draining Htimian\r aiul wlitnh o fr'fm* Min linvt war will leave her completely crushed. : It says the Bavarian population can not have seen with a clear vision the expenses the country lias been put to i receive the Emperor, who has no other object than to destroy the Bavarian traditions and replace them by Prus sian laws, contrary to the aspirations of that nationality. The article con cludes with the following bitter words “Who is Emperor William? A cross between a British flunkey and a Ger man coward. Shall self-respecting people bow down to this scrofulous, svphlitic, half-witted individual, who desires to plunge all Europe in a bloody war? As for our part we do not.” Immediately after the publication of the article the newspaper plant was seized and the editor thrown jail. HORRIBLE DEATH. A Farmer Killed and Devoured Bj i His Own Hogs. A telegram from Topeka, Kan., says: John Land, a farmer, met with j a most terrible death Saturday. In ! the morning ho went to his feeding i yards to care of his stock, and as he did not return for breakfast as soon as was expected, his wife went to look for him. In the hog yard she found her husband’s body with forty or fifty hogs fighting over it and tearing it to pieces. Land’s faco was badly disfig ured, and the fingers of both hands nad been eaten oil! He had probably been dead half an hour or more when the body was found. The greatest bird cage on the conti nent is said to be the Grand Central Railroad Station in New York. The noisy English eparrows swarm there bj thousands end nest in the great crtalng , ALLIANCE NOTES. MEW'S OF THE OllOKP. ANB IT* U EM liEIM. What la Being Hone In the Tarion. Section* tor the Advancement of the Oroat Organization. »on. Jerre Simpson is credited with saying that “In thirty-eight states and territories the Alliance has 4,000,000 members.” * • * In order to give the feature of flexi bility to the currency, the alliance offers its cotton as being fully as good a basis as United States bomU.—The Signal. • * * The Altinnce Echo (MexiaTex.) says: Just about 90 per eeut of the farming population and about fifty per cent of all othor classes (politicians and money lenders excepted) are with the Alliance in their efforts to obtain relief. V Otoe County Alliance (Dunbar, Neb.) -ays: We would warn Alliance men to be careful how they accept statements in the partisan press about Alliance matters. A sharp campaign is coming on and the old time papers will publish many false statements partly through ignorance, but mostly through falsehood. * * * The Alliance has control of the next j legislature of Kentucky by a majority of j two in the Senate and thirteen in the house. The politicians are very much surprised that this new factor in politics has demonstrated so much strength. Some of the congressmen of that State arc very apprehensive about their future safety.—Alliance Herald. * * * The Independent Era (North Platte, Neb.) is for financial reform and more money: "What we want and must have is more money. Providcnco has favored us with a munificent yield of grain and • wgviuuiva, uuw tucic jo uui muuuji CUUli^U iii circulation to move the vast crop. Consequently we are confronted with prices far below what they ought to be to meet the needs of those countries which are suffering from the want of them. More money means better prices for our commodities and better pay for our pro ducers. ” * * * The Progressive Farmer (Raleigh, N. C..) has the following: Some of our anti alliance exchanges continue to complain that the organization has been perverted from the original purpose. They say that “equal rights to all,” and “for the mental, moral and financial good” of its members have both been discarded. We suppose this is because we are beginning to diversify erftps, as they advised and began to raise politics. If the farmers don’t get their fair share of the advan tages of politics, how will they get “equal rights?” If good polities are conducive to our “mental, moral and financial good,” then why is it that we are forbidden this luxury ? * * * The Northwest Reform Journal (Portland, Oreg.) says: “We publish in this issue Governor Pennoyer’s North American Review article by request of a reader in Josephine county. The govern or has taken advanced ground, favoring 4 per cent government loans. He does not argue in favor of produce loans; neither does he pointedly condemn it. He does favor land loans; the farmers do not want 4 per cent loans 2 per cent is the highest, and even less is likely to be asked for soon. As soon as the sub treasury has been tested by actual opera tion we think land loans will be con demned. The sentiment that the homo should be free free of rent, interest and taxes, is growing.” *** The Oregon Alliance-lleraltl (Prince ton) has the following encouraging words: “We note with pleasure the ad vance move that is being mado by the Alliance in Oregon. Just nine months ago to-day was the first sub-Allinnce or ganized in Eastern Oregon. Since then n wiMiuciiui uu» umru pmcu; me laboring atul farming elemeut of our State are not rash in their conclusions, but have given the matter profound at tention. It has been to them a subject of much study and premeditation. The principles of reform have been carefully weighed and iu them a remedy found ■whereby the wealth producers can unite and break down those sectional lines which will be the means of destroying party power and the bloody shirt racket. ♦ * # The Alliance in Michigan has prosper ed beyond the most sanguine expectations during the past year. It has increased in uumbers and effectiveness, until now it may well be considered as one of the reliable and stauuch State organizations of the Order. Under the intelligent and conservative guidauce of its officers, no factions have arisen, no dissensions nave occurred in the ranks, but to the con trary, a unity of action and continuity of purpose has directed all its efforts. It has taken care of itself and its growth and condition is the result of homo effort. Michigan has never been accorded the aid which comes from large meetings, addressed by national officers or men of national leputation in the or der, hence it may be considered as self made in nearly all respects. The good work done in Michigan has had its effect in other states.—Economist. ** * The Alliance Herald (Montgomery Ala.) says: “The farmers’ cause is in bet, ter condition, with better promises and prospects thun ever in the history of the movement. In every Stute it is growing iu cumbers and increasing in determina tion; and as the membership becomes educated in the er udition of affairs, and perceives the great necessity for unity of purpose and concert of action, that de termination to forego petty differences of opinion and unimportant variance of methods, and become a unit in purposo, a unit in object and a unit in action is more fully aud thoroughly realized and readily accepted by all, “United we stand; divided we fall.” Pool your issues. Get together. Pull together. The goal of success is in view and by a good pull, a strong pull and a pull all to gether the haven of safety will be rcach ♦ ctl. Stand firm, with your faith in God ■ and determination to do your full part1 and all will be well.” SUBSTITUTES FOR THE tuB-TBEASCRT FLAN. The Alliance has always said: “If you i don’t like the sub-treasury plau gives us something better. We are not wedded to anything. What we want is relief, financial reiicfand wo do not from what source it comes or what its principles, provided it is honest, ‘constitutional,’ no class legislation, aud pronrscs to be per manent in its beneficial effects.” Senator Butler’s substitute.—The press reports that Senator Butler offers as a substitute State batiks of issue. If be means such banks as those that existed before the war, having the same or simi lar powers and privileges, his plan is opeu to these objections: 1. The plan is not honest. No indi vidual or corporation has the right to live and grow rich on the interest of the money ho or it owes. I mean just what I say— “on the interest of the money ho or it owes.” It is right that you collect interest on what is due you, but it is robbery to make your neighbor pay you interest on what you owe him. This is what ihe “State bank” of Senator But ler's docs. The bank issues for every dollar of coin it holds three (more or less) “promises to pay” dollars. If the issue is three dollars in paper promises for one dollar in gold, of course two of these paper bills rest only upon “thin and insubstantial air.” But when the people borrow these two notes from the bank— these two notes which are the mere "promises to pay” of the bank—the people pay interest to the hank, to the extent of two-thirds of its issue, and the bank is enabled to grow rich upon the interest on that money which it owes to, and has promised to pay the people. I leave out of view the interest the bank collects upon the money it owes to the depositors. The old “free banking sys tem” is no better. 2. There is grave doubt as to its con stitutionality. The trend of decisions, aud of enlightened public sentiment, is certainly against it. The national gov ernment alone has tho right to make money. rnusiuies mve ueiegureu uie power to coin money to the general gov ernment. Cun the state delegate to the citizens a power that is inhibited to it by the constitution? 3. It is class legislation of the worst character. It is legislation in favor of money capitalists. It compels the people in the first instance to lend the capitalist twice or three times the amount of his capital without interest, and then as a bonus pay him interest ou two-thirds of it—a currency that ought to reach the bauds of the people “without price.” 4. No permanent relief will result to the people from such a course as Senator Butler suggests. It is a proposition to go back aguiu into the mire from which we are just beginning to emerge. Apart fiom the curse of sin, the delegated power of one class to create money and exact interest for its use from all other clas-es has caused more misery and sHf fering to the human race than all other causes combined. It has created the ri h to live in luxury and ease, but at the ' xpense of the poor who must live in squalor and suit ring. 1 )ue would think that no one with know ledge of the past.however bitter the pres ent waters or burning the present sands, wuld propi se a return to the bondage of Egypt. Look back one hundred years over our owu history and that of the mother country aud see the lurid panic fir. s that burned up the substance of the people. At every decade they gleam in the sombre light of history—1807, 1847, 1837, 1837, 1813-’17. The national banks, an improvement upon the old ■•free banking” system of Senator But Itr, came in with the war in 1833 and postponed the crush until 1873. No ono can deny that the banking system of our am and the mother country was the main cause of all these disastrous crises. No; the substitute will not do. The people have gotton too far along in their study of political economy to return to an old relic of financial barbarism. “W’e the people” will make and issue our own money to ourselves without interest. The N. Y. Tbibune’s Substitute.— It is no experiment. It is simple in its work in ora ft- iu f roa +/x oil legislation is necessary to carry it into effect and beyond doubt it is constit u tional. The Tribune’s plan is to “raise more corn,” aud it is conveyed to the pei pte in these pleasant words: “With better weather the mortgages vanish, and also the idea that there must be a new party in order to raise more corn.” In other words, bad weather creates the mortgages, and your relief lies not in the organization of any political party, but in raising “more corn.” Yes, men of Kansas and Nebraska? You who burnt your corn because it was cheaper than fuel, are told by the Trib une that bad weather made your mort gages; that better will cause them to van ish, that you need not seek through the ballot, through a new party to right your wrongs; that you do not need a government warehouse in which to store your corn until you can reap the profit, which goes to the speculator and the gambler, but that the way out of yout trouble lies in raising "more corn”_yes more corn” for fuel. The New Yoke World’s Substitute. This also is constitutional. It does not necessitate “aswavm of officers” to carry it into effect. It is free from the charge of “paternalism.” The World, like Job’s war horse with the battle, only “smells the battle afar oft.” True, it is open to the charge of “class legislation.” be cause it will liouiisti best upon a certain isothcrmnl line. Here it is. The World says: From Florida to Texas, let the Farmers’ Alliance renounce the pawn nroKtng idea or suhtreasury and tinil fortune in the culture of the fragrant bulb—the onion.” Yes, farmers, you who helped with money to build the high domo of the Pulitzer building are told by tho World that has its home there, to give over your eff'iits to secure the sub-treasurv plan and “find fortunes” in raising on ions. It would seem it is time ior tin farmer and the laborers to take back tliose words “or something better,” and demand the sub-ticasury plan withoir Puro and simple.—Econo ! Glue from whale refuse is a new articlt I of commerce iu Russia. I NOTES OF WARNING Blown by tlio Watoliiul Sentinel on tha Rmn'H Horn. HE man who goes to church much hears a great deal of preaching that hits other people. It is not what we hear about God, but what, we know of him that lifts us toward Heaven. There isn’t o sin which drags men down against which the Bible 1 isn’t filled with warnings. The influence of a liUle child is some times strong enough to lift the whole family up to Heaven. It is hard to got people to see that anything is wrong upon which they have set their hearts. There ought to bo morgo religious people who are religious when they can’t have their own way. Men think that they have left all the mountains behind them when they travel toward the devil. To find out that you love the wrong thing is to find out that you havo the wrong kind of a heart. “Blessed are they which are perse cuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” The devil does a good day’s work when ho turns an eminent preacher into a patent-medicine advertisement. The chunce3 for being happy with God in Heaven are not very good, un less we are happy with God on earth. If you don’t know what else you can do for the Lord, see how much sun shine you can carry into your own home. Keeping money in the pocket when God calls for it, is ono of the ways in which a good many people help the devil. The man who is walking squarely in the footprint of Christ never .looks around when the devil throws mud at his back. No matter what the man is doing, if he is adding to tiie troubles of other people by a selfish spirit, he is pleasing Satan. Every sinner intouds to come to God some time, byt the devil makes him be lieve be isn’t good enough to come now. If the devil couldn’t uow and then get a good man to hold up his arms, lie would never have his own way about anything. Follow tiie man far enough who is trying to tear the Bible to pieces, and you will find something in his life that devils love. The only thing that God condemns the sinner for, is for refusing to permit him to take the bad out of bis heart and put the good in. The sin that dams is always the one of the present moment. It is not what we have done, but what we are doing uow that God looks at. It may be one reason wlij- people have such a hard time in getting moro relig ion is because they are not willing that it shall cost them more money. Every soldier who deserves the narao of soldier, wants to be in the front rank) in battle, and every Christian who is a Christ ian in moro than name will be sure to have a great deal of trouble with the devil. An Intruder in tho Bath. The true luxury of the hath is best appreciated by poople of hot climates. The baths of Kingston, Jamaica, are de-oribed by a correspondent as delight ful, being long enough and wide enough to allow one to flounder about, and even to take a couple of strokes. They are made of concrete and are filled with water at the temperature at which it comes from the mains—just right to make a plunge enjoyablo. So clear is tii# water that one cau scarcoly realize it is three feet deop. Once in a while, to be sure, there is something which may detract from its enjoyment by tlie stranger if lie lias not become used to .some of the other in habitants of the land. For example, as I was about to take my first jump, I discovered something that looked a bit like a horseshoe crab down at tho bot tom. Calling to 0110of the black picka ninnies running about the yard. I asked him what it was. “On, dat’s a scorpitim.” “Well, tako him right out.” “Oh, he’s dead, sail.” “Never mind! I prefer my bath without him in it.” A dead scorpion is had enough, hut that is preferable to having a live one drop from the rafters overhead on ono's bare llesh, as ouoe happened to a friend of mine. Voted In Uni Fostottlco. “I done thought,” said one negro la borer to another, “dat you wall iankin' sech a sue-cess ob politics in the Soul dat you nobbalt was gwine ter come buck hyah no mo’.” Tho man to whom the remark was ad dressed kept on at his work and made no reply. “How come it dat yor didn’ git ’looted when you ruu fob office?” "Hit como disher way,” was the re ply. “I had all de colored votes ds was, ou’y dey didn’ know how ter put ’em iu. ’l!out half do ignerent niggalis done put dah votes in de polls, an’ de res’ des Hacked down to de pos’offioe an’ shoved de ballots in an’ went erway f«h we could stop ’em.— Washington Post. Falriotlv. Surely it is better to be mistaken in the bure facts regarding our heroea than to have no such divinities to wor ship. “Well, Uncle Mose,” said a lady, “J hear you have another pair of twins at your house.” laas, missus, yes wo has. Bress dey little hearts!” “Have yon named them yet?" “Yes’rn. Done name ’em aftah two ob de fust pros’deuts ob dig oouutry.” “Indeed 1 What two ?” “Ole Christoto C’iumbus and Juley-i ous Cmsar, ma’am. We’se great on namin’ do childreu fo’ de president* ’I our house.”—Detroit Free Frett, *