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I).\ ''l TI:) T TIlE WEILF.IL I: O)1 \ II<(i.N PA\UIil xO,. ly.-NO. 49. T ,ALI 'LAII, MAI )IS(O)N IPA. ISII, LA., SATIRDI).AY. !I(1'E1E111: i. 18:7. T.1'llS---.0t 'FUl \1\IR. ms=-~~ A Fair Impostor. cha Ma will. A Jane evening. An upper room in wll S iy "School for Young Ladies and Glad ,ira." A damsel with unbound la a white wrapper gazing, some- I. disconsolately, from an open al l :allow. Tie clock had struck 10. an,' no- oxy cding to the receipt for being' seaelthy, of n "althy and wise, as well as "he rule of ime, Mickle's establi"' ament, this co ,g person should h" re been in bed .vu been in bed hr ail asleep inste:oul of which she was gas; into fu sty, and almost won- t deag for w at earthly purpose she doo had been b urn. She was 17, and pret tirea y pretty in her way--which awe ever 'one pronounced "so odd. you a Lit SThe day before had been graduating co day, and she, too, had had her white l dress and dainty gloves and slippers fasi sad all the et ceteras of such to eecasionms; taking, as she rather bitterly a f Ithought, tihe whole of her Christmas Spresent from the wealthy cousin wiho ae bld generouly kept her at Mme. loo 'lr eklt's that she might be qualified for not "d post of under teacher. as * In the next house a large party was wit io progress, and the star-gazer was en- site siled to seet much of what was going wo e.-windows raised and lace draperies au waving in the soft Jnne breeze. A par- wit ty, indeed! What should she ever do 'with parties? She wondered who would agi ever ask her to outne. I Here she caught a glimpse of a girl's cot iggure in white, and, beside her a tall, Ci distinguished-looking man, with such a a face is sometimes visits one in adream wi -a face that might have belonged, she Da thought, to a hero of the middle ages. And the girl at the window envied the M: girl surrounded by light and love, and rib wondered if, after all, she were so very in much prettier and more attractive than de herself. the An idea flashed into her mind--she all would see! It would be something to wi to do in the way of amusement. fr And, quick as thought, she had drawn th the shades down, lighted the gas and ho mearthed her graduating dress from to She drawer. It was beautifully made. o Als simple white tarlatan, and fitted m, 'er slender figure perfectly. But Miss ye wood's crowing glory was the m ing mass of golden-brown hair ich rippled far below her waist. am - Almost before she realized what she ol sis doing little feet twinkled rapidly ti wn the stairs; a white-robed figure th ith flying hair fluttered like a bmtter- ot fy across the alley, where a convenient afforded entrance to the premises Si of the party-giving people, and Mar- he varet Liftwolod. saying to herself in mingled terror and delight. "An ad .venture!" an adventure!" suddenly I stood at the side door of a house, w with the owners of which she had never exchanged a word and didn't R even know them by sight. It stood am wide open and there was no one g aruend, st " She advanced to the staircase and l1 stood gazing undecidedly upon the gay v s-we beyond, when the very girl she G hul watched from the window, flying n ip to her with the most beaming of I: hems, embraced her rapturously. "I knew you would come'!" tl "Did you?" responded the bewilder- h ad intruder. "Yes, you dear, darling Daisy!" I was sure of it. and I told Regy so. You 'tgnow how we have talked you over! You have not seen him yet. I amppose. But who brought you, dear? mr were you wafteid on timistle-down?" "Don't ask me any questions, Jkase," replied our heroine, dreadfully -4ebarrasscd. "I understand! You shall not be iauted, dear. But let me get a good k at ynm. Why, Daisy, you are level}! And so like your photograph, .mly a great deal prettier. To think ml it bhein': six )cars since we met. But hbere comems eginahL Perhaps I ought to rehire, though it is all in the family, onu knmow." Outr debutante would have liked to sink thmrough the floor when the new eemer, after regarding iner with an ad * ndring lok, raiised her white-gloved batnd;to imis lips and said: "Th a much, at least. I may be per mittedt?" * "Poor child," said pretty Clara, for Margaret looked thoroughly frightened. "1 shall see you aga n presently, and aseember, Daisy, you do not leave us b-might. Papa, too, will put his veto en your departure." "Then there is evidently no mam " thougimt the young adventuress. "Perhaps," whispered her partner, she remnnained silent, feeling this to the safest course, "I have been too pitate, but we are not strangers, -7e know, if we have not met for many y'ars. The past is as vivid to me as Jesterday, though you may -not re "mttalber our childhood squabbles." "Daisy! How I love that name! It ',at suits voiu, too!" After her first feeling of half-torrified embarrassment Margaret resolved to give herself up to the enjoyment of the thing sato find out, if possible, who "Daisy" was and who her new friends To her great delight, seose one ad' b'hs putner as "Mr. Glede"-a she sp -,ily bestowed upot'e Is could not thin'- of calling you Miss Charters." Margaret was led rather against her will, Into the conservatory. "l)o GlIaDo not be alarmed," said Mr. .q in a fatherly, reassuring man S, "I want to tell you that I know all about it. Yonr "Oh)!" excl:imed the girl, in a par oxysm of shame. "what must you think of meP I will go st once." "Indeed, you will not!" replied her companion. with detaining arms. SWth a frightful shriek Margaret tore d herself from his grasp and before Reginald could recover from his as tonishment she lied through the side e door and back to her own premises. The next day Mrs. Callister's Equip In age stopped at Minme. Mickle's door, U and its stately occupant asked for Miss Liftwood. She had just moved to her country seat for the summer-felt a he little lonely, and did not expect any rs fashionable visitors yet-so concluded lh to give her little cousin the benefit of a fortnight's sojourn at Beechwood. MS Margaret was most pleasantly per 0o vaded by the consciousness of good e. looks and becoming attire, one after °t noon about a week after her arrival, as dressed in a white, dotted muslin, hi as with a cluster of pansies in her hair, thi a- she walked through a by-path at Beech- its t^ wood. read ng, until, raising her eyes es suddenly, she fom:nd herself face to face r ir- with Reginald Glade. H do "1 aml so glad that I have found you Id again!" said Mr. Ghlade; "a thing that 1 almost despairedl of doing. How I's could you slip away front us in that II, Cinderella stile, without even leaving a a slipiwr behind? At least, tell me im who you are, since I know you are not he Daisy." m " *I am an impostor!" replied he Margaret. gravely; '-one who had no ta nd right whatever in your house that even- t ry ing. but I really had no intention to an deceive you. I am to be a teacher at i the school next door to you. and they he all had gone away that night, and I d to watched the lights and the dancers F nt. from my window, and felt so lonely Nn that I foolishly resolved to go in. I J hnd hoped to pass unnoticed, but you mis- h )m took me for another, and I cannot tell o Ie, 3on how mortilied 1 am at the very re- p ted membrance of it. Pray forgive me, if . iss you can! I ant stay.ng at present with the my cousin, Mrs. Callbster." h air "Is Mrs. Callister your cousenP I l am very glad to hear of it, for we are she old acquaintances, and Mr. Callister g dly has just brought me home to dine with 3 are them. How strangely things will turn a er- out!" h ent How could all this be told to Cousin ses SylviaP How could she account for ar- her acquaintance with Mr. Glade? t in He seemed to divine her thoughts. a ad- "It was a schoolgirl frolic you know. 5 Ily I think Mrs. Callister will be lenient ise, when she learns all." U had She was wonderfully lenient. for i ln't Reginald Glade was a great favorite ood and an excellent match, and she be- I one gan to look upon Margaret with eyes suddenly open to her mernts. The and latter was urged to spend her entire gay vacation at Beechwood. and Clara she Glade was speedily invited there to 'ing meet "the mock daisy," as she was g of Iaughlingly called. • Things advanced very rapidly after this, and Margaret did not return to ler- Mme. Mickles's. I A Picture. You Only an Idle moment, you Only a thoughtless son, t Spurning a mother's coensel, And the work of ruin begun. Oily a small beginlning. "A glass for friendshlp's sake," ons, That sill lead himon tohits rtsla, slly And many a tear-drop make. Only a mother weeping be For a reckless, wayward sos; AOd ll of her bright hopes shattervd are And fading, one bt one. ath, Only a bar-roomqnarrel; hink A light that began In fun. The fatal blow is givesa, But And the fearful work is dome. tght Only a beart-broken mother, nily, Homeless, and roaming the street. Only a newly made grave, ed to And there is the peicture-eomplete. new --i-aled A. .iokes, in Toledo Blahd. m ad oved Modernized Paradise. "We had pantomimes andl charades pr- at our place last nightt," said thie young man that hoards on South Division s, for street. 'Adam and Eve was the tirst ned. one." and *,Were you Eve?" Sus "No, one of thie elderly lady boarders veto was Eve. I enactled the role of the serpent and my room-mate was Adam. iam- lie wasn't a very realistic Adam, how ess, ever. As I remember time Scripture tner. story Adam didn't wear a threae-button his to cutaway or a oelluloid collar. Nor, if n too I recollect aright, did the serpent trip gers, about with patent-leather pumps on many his feet and a clotlhesline-colored e as mustache. In. spite of these little t re- detractions, however, I contrived to persuade Eve to .hook' the apple, 4l ! It though shte was rather ooy at hirst We didn't have a tree to hang it on, so rifled the girl brought in a clothes-horse and ed to we tied it to that. Eve had taken Stie hobut one bite when the read-headed who Adam skippel In and snatching the 'leds fruit from Eve ate it, oore and alL Be said that was tie way it was done ila n ad- the revised version. But as thre *"- wasm't a ep, of that aroed the -are £tnI Adam wee ghm mted .q hf l with mm=,,a iWmSP DECEMBER. Gr( lieeember's come, and with her t r iught Iirl.t A world in whitest marble wrVr.rilht: siiic The trees and fence and all tihe j.,,-t: idiwn Stand motionless and Lhite ais ..,s little And all the paths we u-e'l ,o know Are hidden In the dr;fr, of snoiw. nare' becember brings the Il,,n'est InLit curls. And cheats the day of half Its I. ht. f >llo0 No bhrd-soug breaks the 1,.rfet h- i; far it No meadow-brook with 1:Il:,! ::u. h iRuns teiliug tales In Ibalbb.,n . rh. ne 'l'h Of liberty awl summner-t ne, were blt frozen is its icy cell han11 Awaits the sun to break the spell. Breathb once i;,n the wind.;w- el:s a And see the nii:e mnists that :'-, '- t Fantastic chaies that gi, and :eni .`iu Forever slvery and dumb. oI December Santa Clas Ishall hrin,,- T'her Of happy chihlren ha;.:; kn:;,. 'tlare Who with Lis sleigh and t u-deer stops neewe At all good people's chimnev-to;is. tired Then let the holly red be hun., , . And all the sweetest carols onie., weI thbile we with jor renmanl,,ro them,- hone. Thle jemeyers to Bctelchem,. Who followed trusting fromn afar clhan The guidance of that ha;l;,. star and Which marked the spot where Christ was with, born Long years sao one Christmas morn car" Ma'm Goodsell's Angels. nI'.: BT AGNES POTTER MIAGEE. ercil The dreary Iprospect of a country 'Ti road, stretching desolatel:, around a float hillside, with d. ep rutl frozen in walk the mad,. and scraggy trees outlining duiei its sinuous windings, ,seeuel to i;thave tre,: great attractions for a Ital utanding at II e one of the windows of the poor-house. TI He had watched the "country waoni" ' 'rea out of sight,:uad was looking longinigly :nl at the place where a bend in thie road hIn had hidden it from view. A vague desire to get away from the aml place began to grow in Jet r:.'s heart new when Ithe saw bg Jake ncack his long tir. whip over the back of the patent e itl A mules, as they started down the road, 11110 and now the memory of a trilp to town mnas the summer before comes back to him, dlret temptingly. alluringly. fron 0 This had been the one bIr lit spot in t:,e the child's pitiful xistncc.. lie hal ii. y felt M proud of the vehicle, with its lic'. dingy lettering on the side. "Poor sire Farm," as any prince might feel of his win coach, and when Jake. had allowed 'ipo Jerry to hold the whip, and to try with line his puny strength to crack it, a thrill and of intense delight coursed through him. outn i Poor Jerry's life had been so starved (' of joy anti suntsh lie. hon h low pretty the ,trc:-Is of the town tha looked that day with the June sunlight "Pt spilling its goldoen w noe over velvety the lawns, and vine embowered housaes; and the * the children playing among thle colored volh r towers, luldeJerry think of the nglles boy ah 'm (oodsell was so fond of talking eate m about. Site was an aged inmate. who the had, in her doting way-. shown the boy ry almost the only k.ndness lie had ever was known. Piar Cr Jerry knew that the wagon was 1 bound for that beautiful place again, the and loh! if Jake had only taken him an A, along, how happy the cll id woulit have stre been. How many, many times had he I fl stood at this very window lioking wist- dei fully down the road since that haltp or day. wishing, ch! so oaterly. that J:ake act to would ask him to go and, each tine the wit 0. hoarse rumble of the wheels was hat , smothered in the distance, the tears of as he heart huntry dlespair coursed down sv Jerry's wan c ecks. This time he re- lma e called the sensation of delighted impor- ev rf tance, when lie held the reins while sur to Jake went into a store, ainl how delici- 'I' a ous the stick of canty t:asted--:ll pink Js and white-which Jake gave him when ext he returned. Mailv a curse, and even dri icr blows, had been Jerry's portion from ed to this man since. but Iliis one kindly ('Ih action made Jake one fa:ltlful frend. wi This is the only home the boy has tot ever known, and standingl there, lie sii looked tlhe e:iibod ment of plathos. bra There wis a hungry. pleadingii look in pr his eves, such as is onlv seen in those el: of an li uloved cl id or a lioui.l,.lss dulog. TI His hands thrust into te pockets of a till ragged coat, play:ed nervoutsl" with two dte dimninutive red apples-h l s sl:hare of the lChristmas treat doled out ithat morning w: Jerry had looked at anI smelt themn hit nnilterless tiiles, but w tit something lie of the instinct with wli cll a mliser jo hoards goli. litd returned them to hIis pockets. They were so pretty he m could not bring hlimnself to eat themn .J just yet .t The temptat:on to run away cotuldi ry not withstood ane longer, :ind. willth ri the destre to see once more the beanti- si fulI pictur e lie carr;d iu his mind. lhe d< lad turned front the window and lnoise- g lesslv hurried out of the buildng. Just ii as thle gate closed bthind hiini a shrill tiht F. voice arrested his footsteps: e "Jerry, you ouiig rascal, where are to you going?" hi The eager light liedl out of his eyes. nai des and the fllhli oln hlis t'ci, wast siiceeedl:: l I ) ung by adeathly p:dlor. ite stolled anin- ali ion slant, irresolutely, and then despera- s rst tion lending keenness to his wits, shout ed back: 'Jake forgot somethlin', and t' mast- tl er's sent me after hin,." and not wait ers lug for a reply, sped quickly down the the roed. m. He dd not heedt the wind cutting o- like a knife through Its thi,, tarmemnts. w but elutching the precious apples light ure ly. he ran on and on. intil thie last ton chimney of the gr mly bluiling was Ilst i, if to view. An exhilaration totally new rip to Jerry coursecd thlrou,,h hlis veins, and e the glad sense of !i.eig free sent ta joy to his heart never b:fore known. He n did not think of the contsquenees of itle his action, he onlr knew that some 1 to where in the valley lay the wonderfl ple, place where everyone seemlred so happy irat and the children ,ilayed allonlg the c SLowers; that this road led there was 4 soeiough for him. ad JernT caursed the June-ltnime memory a aken o hhi heart, and to hIim it seemed that ded all mnust be as hle hadl seen it. No the thlolght of the fell clhante that DI)ecei e - be's wiev ingers had wrongilt, entered Shis mindl Si Ie, two and ihrest iiaies, and at last he l the .npefiii little spirit Leamne less be. aimas. iand the brave, expectant !' 41di.t ,i ' the old, young face. . . M ade now to bu Great, feathery fl:kes of snow haild R ' been fall ng for soe;c time: slowly at tir.t but as the wind nmi:.ncid and sighed through the tr'ees, they caune I down faster and fuater. touching the In t little desolate boy wiy:t a clinging itte care-s and tangling theines il; e his Yr. F curls. A sob ruse in Jaerrv's thrioat, i i f liowed by another a:dl arlut helr. llow I far it seeIed. andtl hw tlired h was! ir a T'hIe taears that coursed-a diwn ,i s faci, eorri wetre wiped away with oneo irty little AVs t hand that relinqtquished its hioll on the the ac apple long enough to prfltorm this the ft 519' \i 1 e. Suddenly the sobs ceasedl and a joy - oni excelamation sti'ccetd led tlhe m. There ju.,t ahead of hiM lo,nomed the lowin spires of the town. Tile siL'lt gave re- To ncwedI strength and energy to the re lnca tired! little limbs as he hurir.eit on. A little farther autl he wa. on the eatal well-re:uemibered street with tis pretty " l houises, and tnstefuil growtils; tut how hli(ll changed! VWhlre were the tlower*s, faet:< and leaves, and bird.-? Nothing but stat witheredt stalks, tare bratneaew 'udl a nal a earnret of soft. white snow where the Unite a'ippy children had llayv'd in the I. summllner sunshine. in Poor Jerry's spirit sauk again. How cers altered every thing, was, anad how cold t11I1l :nal desolate. Tiue snows fted through aut Ii the rents It hif; garment:, and he shiv- I ati er-ed as lie walked along. 1]S y 'I'eiliat| ta odors of ('hristmlas feasts certi flaateat out to this lonely waif. a:- lie walked up one street, anI dilown anoth- taini er, only a:uceutiug his hunger, and in- ing r duing another furtive l,eal at the T1 treasures in his po'kets. "'I'll eat 'ema at ,I e'-uty -le," ha!e murmurlllt'ed. The w nter twilight fell dnsk and Ai drear. and liglht legan to glinmner and :en trlash fromll windows and street corners, Ital: anld Ierry for a I.ttle while forgot his p sit d hun,er :11,. fatigue, in watching thle t t lashath, with their lanughing ocupants e ual clinging bells, dash by. It was so n t new :and strange that lie vaguely won : dleraed if hie houlll not soon awaken and ant i ind it all a dream. ferr it A little farther down the street a L *I, nuinificent church raised its imnpoing foli u mass towards the sky. and as the child I' , rew near, glad chimes rang merrily fromnt its towering sleeple. Jerry izin p:a'ir'ed in the shaltering shadow of a cei\ rII e'e opplost, anda wathed w tit wonder- t 'l itig eyes the war-hipper, enter the ,el i I li c. How beautiful the light lookedtl al or streaming through the slained glass ev'i is windows, and falling in rainlow t;nts the t upon the snow. What visions of love- tar liness the women were in their costly , h robes of fur! And the men, how brave 'ill and grand they appealed to the little i. outcast. tric ed Creeping nearer Jerry stood spell- I: briundl liste'nillm to the sweet sounds eral vn that swelled out on the frosty air. lito lit "Peace on earth," joyously chanted a tv the choir, and the deep. rich tones of dea t ad the organ rolled and swelled such a o01e ed volume of delicious harmony that the t. i es boy held his breath in eagerness t a, so, ng catch every note. Th'ie music ceased, II ho the massive doors were closed and Jer- r a oy re-poor. trembling, hormeless Jerry-- r t er was left like a lost soul shut out of It Paradise. ras The weary child roused himself from Lii in, the numbness creeping over his frame, im and started on. Reaching a quieter w ,ve street lie was attracted by a brilliant lieo ght in the windows of a palatial rest- 0 is- adenee. tur ,p; Softly opening tihe gate, lie stole the ike across the lawn and tip to one of the cc the windlows Never in his wildest dreams vas had Jerry conceived such inagnificence 1 of as met his astou'shed gaze. ''Theo mos- Ira wn sy carpet, the gleaming pictures and to re- mnarhles. the velvet chairs, and flowers ca or- everywhere, filled hint wig delighted wa tile surprise, almost painful in its intensity, e, l ici- "I've found 'em. oh! I've found 'em, 'J ink Ma'm Goodsell's angels," he joyfully tis ien exclaimed as he saw some i ttle chil- of en dren dlancing around an object that fili- ro1 ,m edl him with amaze. It was only a oUt lid C(hristmas tree, very pretty and bright fo . with its tapers, and tinsel, and cunning a I has tots, but to Jerry it represented tihei t lie sum total of the world's beauty. H sc tos. breath came in quick gasps and the ret in precious apples were forgot ton as lie he ose clasped his benumed hands in ecstact. do og. This must te heaven. poor Jerry p f a tthonugt, and Ma'm Gatoalsell had not th we described one-half its beauties. rca he Crouching close to the windlow he d ing watched the merry games within. All eln hnnger and weariness was forgotten,as sil ng he saw the little ones andl heard their sa isear joyous laughter. th his 'The snow still fell, and wove with st ihe nl:m'e fingers a fairy garment over all Ieni Jerry's tattereal coat. The lights gradl- sa unlly grew dim.and the children's mer- ol uit rr shotts sounda'd as if far a:way. Jer. dI itll ri'v's face sank forward until one tear- a iti- stained cheek rested npon thIe cold win- Co the dow ledge. A delicious. dreamv lan ase- gulor crept over him, while strains of lust tdistant music welled its cadences rill through his bra'n. The clhldren swell- of Seat into an innnmerahle host, seemedtt are to beckon him to join their unmber: le his eyelids grew heavy-drooped. ,id rn 'es, at last wearily closed: lthe little starved h :l:,l boed. fell heavily forward. andl tile red ra in- apples rolled out and were lost in the pi er- snDOW. tit" * " * * * * * d' The next evening's papers contained a ast- this paragraph. Ait- "A little pauper ran away from the the poor-house esterday, and was found 1 I dead in Judge Browir's yard this morn- 4 ang i in,,g." But we know that Jerry had nLts., foundl "Ma'm Goodlsell's Angels." I (h t- I o last A Willng Martyr. new "Mlister, would you like to do a little a and e sutlthin' in the cauese of seience?" joy "What science?" He "Perlatical economy." ts of e- "oVWhat can I do?'" erful "I s'pose you've heard the discussior 'bout whether a man can live on fitt) aPie cents a week?" was "Yes." "Wall, if you want to iecotraget orv science, you jest let me have fitty cents that and I'll make the experiment for a No week."--'hicago VNewro. ered The Ultimate Qoestlee. Sl Grandlpa."' inqured Johnny Bliss, t"must everybody die?' ati "*Yes, my ebhld, Every one Is thi ace. world mst die wie his time om." --,m l=l wf' -4, l Pr__ lF i'1 ' l l (' )(ºý 1il', ,,,,0,1 i W El )NI ES Y. t In thei senate tiro reliCt of the c(' n- a-kin mnittee on eC.eCti'ns wat prtc.e~nted. and ` t:rte Yr. Fnntiker seated. A report amend- tone inn the rc:es wa, a-reed to. After the Au iir tr d, !ion! of a nutnuwr of bills, the ferre, l:or:ill 1ill to regulate innmmiration I;y wv.:s t i;,e:t oip. and Mr. Morrill adressed more the senate T'Ie ill was referred to igrat tie forciln relation- committee. favor 9! %o1~: K;:!i:I I. AT )t:r ouK. on ti Senator C,,: reii itltroduced the fol- T'10 lowing, bills in the senate to-day: otlice tai:l T'o Ienalon .Jaues I). \t haley of Law- road: roe!c' coulnty., iouri late of c'o. I, State Fo:rth regiaient, Missouri state militia proce cavalry. that ior the rciicf of Willi-iam Wolf of ingt Shcmllnuc, SheCby county. Meo.. in satis- the c fiet:on .1 hi- claim against the United port mtat-: or tiie schooner Anna Sol;hia lie anti car_.. while in the service of the secti United States, in the month of August, sect 1;%. ferre For relief of cal,taina, pilots. engin- rr eers and Iltates of stttell vessels for re- 1f. fund of licens fees and fo. certiticates taoi, autlhorizili them toprIsectt, the occs- toli, .atins from May 1, 1-i1, to April :., ' IN82, les the sum of 50) cents for each Stat certifiate of lii ense irued by the n- trici sl,"c.tor of steallboats to such cap talns, pilots, engineers and mates dur- of ing said period. of The house held no session. gio' THURSlAY. no101 cart Among the papers laid before the of ce Senat" was a communication from A Italian residents of \\Vashington pro- chig S6 si,'g to present to the United States to ti a marble bust of Garibaldi. as a link in 3 re c the c,.ain of sympathy which all free day mc:: feel for the champions of liberty ler I and I:epu :licean government." Re- miti ferred to ('orn:1;ittee on Library. iof e ;ilts were introduced and referred as tele follow : 'hav Itv 31r. (:Ill : To p:olibit United Ottl States itt'ge a:nd courts from author- belt izing til- Irowing of money by re- Iwa ceilera ott ra:iroads and other corpora- ferr ti, .s i,,eo:.,,. the a ..ount of their an- 1 itual net Intc:lle-: also, to prohibit the rest Sali I,,IntrL:.t of such receivers without gra eviden, c of the tinancial condition of I tihe t lulyany. lie moved their refer- Pre t t. to the omuwittee on Interstate doe tUl:: e:co. tee i;y Mr. (;corge: To protect enmployes afts and servants engaged in interstate com- Set nIorce and in the Territories and Dis- to. trict of Coltumbia. i:v )Ir. hoar: To extend the gen- the eral latn anl miniuing laws over the Ter- Hit litory of Alaska. 1 Also, to fac.llitate the settlement and an d.vel,,p the, resources of Alaska and to a open an overland commlercial route be- a t . een the I' ited States. Asiatic Hus- on Sot and Japan. Col By Mr. l'iumb: To forfeit lands i franted to the Mtate of Michigan for a tco r :r+read front Manrluette to Ontonagon. eha i I:y Mr. yoke: To limit the jurisdic- i titn of the United States Circuit and i I District Courts. ing Mr. Butler oilert d a resolution, which Iln : as adopted, directing the Judiciary I li (C,'mmnittee to inqluire and report wheth- do ct r. ith the present state of the law, the sU t overnument has th' power or the At- by, torney General of the United States " the authority to institute judicial pro- an ccedings to vacate a patent for an n- rei vention on any ground a hatever. The Senate then took up the bill in- vo troduced by Mr. Stewart last Monday, va St provide for t le issue of coin certlil- to s cates to circulate as money, and eel d was addreaed by that Senator in vo explanation and support :f the bill. an The purplsoe of the bill is to allow on t the deposit, at any mint or assay oflice, , of gold and silver bullion in quantities th rot Less than .) ounces of gold or 80t ouneos oe silver, and the receipts there- ar t for of coin territicates, which are to be th a lhgal tender: the existing gold and th silver certificates canceled when r- m ceived at the Treasury; to have no gold CIh coint hereafter, except as necessary to sP te raedom obligation expressly payable in e ie cin: to have the bullion received un- t` r. der this act mielted into bar and de- t v posited in the Treasury, and to repeal a· t the act of the "'Stth of February, Is78, reluiring the coinage of 2,000,000 silver at e dollars monthly. t II Icferring to the demonetization of r as sliver Ity Congress in 1873, Sir. Stewart r sacid that that a.t was done so secretly w that even the President of the United el th States was ignorant of it two years r afterward, when he sent a special mes- i, i- sage to C'ongress recommending the i I- opening of new mints to toin sliver i . dollars, so as to be able to carry out the n Slaw to resume spelcie payments, and of n' n course, when the President was ignor- ;t * ant of it, the Secretary of the Treasury, .a Swho must !Lve sent the special mee tag,, must also have been Ignorant of ti it, and Congress itself was ignorant i of it. I tI If silver, he said, were made value- o r: less through being no longer used as id money, its production would cease: and D ed the fai!ure to nork silver mines would n ml result in diminishing by one third ithe he product of gold which now come' from t silver ore. But the silver mining in- ( dustry, prosecuted with Intel'lgence t and vigor, wouil furnish the world r with gold nd silver, keeping pace with tie increase of population. It e would be crrminal to destroy one of c md those metals for the purpose of benefit- 5 in- I any ftavored class. ad .\t the close otMr Stewart's renmarks I the hillwas referred to the (:ommittee (t on F inance. 'lThe Senate on motion of Mr. Spooner, a then proceeded to execu.tive btusless, le and soon after adjourned till Monday. a FIDIIiAY. The Seant ihtad no session. In the lionso a concurrent resolution iO to adjourn over the holidays gave Mr. Itl Icdl of Maine an opportunity to make ta political speech urging the necessity for reducing the surplus. He was re age plied to by Mir. liath of Missouri. The nlts house adjourned to Monday. ra MONDAY. SAmong the papers pre'ented to the Senate was a communicaetion from the Secretary o the Treasury with a copy I of the report of Special Agent Tingle on the condition of affair on the sea Ishnd of Alaa. IReferred to the Cor 4 ulipalltny. 4 inittllit. 'n fl .,r, t . Al t !o. alenr a ofio tc ton-t -I i.. A ( t',ventio, t t ,e T'errito' of I , hlizi a a-king alini-rion into the i :l ,: a- I ri t:ate--with . c,lie of the 4 onstiil i." At I tcerrd to th.. Couri littee on fiet.- not torie. \'t Among the 1 1'i intr ,diced and re ferred he.re the to lowig: Th i;y .1r. E'rie: For tiht ctollhtion of lihe k more accu'rate ta:tistis. ofexpurt., c- tract igratioa and illluiration. A Ihe foilowing Iill- were rep-rt' Boui favorably frontll ,'o:mittees, antl lacc beco on the cab ndar. Th To establish t wo additional land men offices in C'oorado; to provide in cer- Irish tai:I cases for the forfeiture of wa:o:,- T roads grants in ( 'r.,gon: granting to th T1 State' of California i per cent of the not Chic proceeds of tash -ale- of pubnic lalnd it him that State: to atmend the law concern- Alta ing the comnnission of tisher.es; to aid If the establishlent and temporary sp!- we a port of coummon schools; alndl to tn:t!,hl glas the State of m aiifornia to take lands i t, t lieu of the sixteenth and thirty-.-i\ii sections foiund to be mineral lands. fort) Among other bills intro iuced and re- the ferred were the following: Bull IBy Mr. I':att: To prohibit the man.- ll facture and sale of .lpirltuoui and in toxiatinlg liquors in the Dlistrict ou ever ('ollilbia. part By Mr. Manderson: To divide the Tort ' State of Nebraska into two judicial is- Ti tricts. cult By Mr. Cullom: To annex a portion lie of Montana to Idaho. kno By Mr. Palmer: To extirpate cottta- 1 gious !,leuro-,pneumonia. loot adfel mouth disease and rinierpest among cattle, and to fac.litate the exportation an of cattle and the exports of live stock. is p : Also t lorteit lands granted to Ml- F - chlgan for a railroad from Ontonagon in to the Wisconsin State line. said Mr. Saw'er called tip his motion to whn reconsider the vote whereby, last Mon- 'or e day, the resol ttion offered by Mr But- T ler for the appointment of a select coin- and mittee to inquire into the advisabil ty kee iof establishing a Government postal age telegraph was agreed to. ht SMr. sawyer said his object was to have the subject referred to the P'ot SOftilee Committee, .%here it properly rev belonged. Alter sone debate the vot-e so0 was reconsidered and the bill was re- twu ferred to the Post Office Co:mmittee. Pat S Mr. Call otlercd a long preamble and J resolution in reference to railroad land it grants. l.aid on the table. the > Mr. Sherman moved that the ed r- President's message and accompanying yo e documents be referred to the ommit tee on Finance, and gave notice that s after the holidays he would address the bet S Senate on the subject. Motion agreed fre 5- to. pot In the house the Speaker announced of ' the appointment of the Committee on Rules, as follows: is d The Speaker, Messrs. Randall, Mills. mi and Cannon. ful o Mr. Dibble of South Carolina, offered a c a resolution referring to the Cadbmittee on appropriations the reports of the Ion s Court of laims on the French spolia- .. a tion claims, with instructions to that committee to report all claims which m1 "Ihave been decidued favorably to the all claimants in the general deliciency bill. Mr. Blount, of Georgia, objected to "I ih I nstructing a committee to report back ou claims which would involve millions of (a h. i dollars before the resolution containing un be such instructions had been considered by a committee. TI Mr. Randall coincided in this view sit and suggested that the resolution be pi referred to the Commulittee on Claims. A' Mr. Dibble said that the amount in n volved in the spoliation e!aims was variously estimated st- from $9,tuJi,00, d to $:tO,000,ntt. According to the best shi estimate be could make, the amount In- fa In volted was about $10,000,000. The bc I amount involved in hbls resolution was -- only $-445r004. But if the Government as owed the claimants the money, as had ul lea been decided by the Court of Claims, w es the question of amount was of second- It i ary importance. be dlr. Blount could see no reason why d these claims should be placed in any , i more favorable position than any other d claims, since the act of referring the so poliation claims to the court of Clalms cl in expressly declared that the report of n- the c'ourt should not be considered in et tie- the light of a judgment, but merely a= w at advisory to Congress. at iMr. Dibble denied that there was tt rer anything in the resolution to commit a Sthe lHouse to favorable action in the of maitter of these claims. rt Mr. Reed, of Maine. supported the fl resolution. Congress had referred the ed claims to a court for judicial ascertaIln ars mett, and the court bad decided, that es- In certain cases the United States was he liable. It seems to him that after hav er ing kept the claimants waiting for he nearly eighty years, c'ongress ought of now to make no more dilatory opposi or- tlon tothe claims, but ou4ht to come ry, sjuarely up to the yes or no answer. e Mr. ,pringcr, of Illinois, regarded of the resolution as Inter.ering with tile ant orderly procedure of tie house, since It took away tihe rightful jurisdiction e-. of the ('ommittee on Claims and con rs tfrred that juris !!etion ulon the Com and mittee on Appropriations. There was uld nomore reason why theseclaims should it the go to the Committee on Appropri- r ronm tions than that the (laiLs reporteld to In- ('ongress under the pros ilions of the ace "Bowman" act should be given that rld relerence. ce Mr. Rogers, of Arkansas, thought it that the resolution "a- premature. 1' a of called upon to vote now be woull vote it- against the payment of these claims. The delartumeut of Justice was d'ssatis rks tied with the quasi judlgmrnt of the tee Court of Claimus. but if the Supreme Court should settle tihe ,Icestion ln ner, voived againlt thle IUnited states he ess, would ,e guilell bIy that tinal decision .I and vote for tian apl rolpriation to meet it. The previous ,*:estbon was ordered ]yeas, 1G3; nays. 1-and the resolution ion was adopted. SI A etrle .t rian S-ire. ake I a¶'...A . ,..... Mo i1ec. Is.-The aY lleged dix days' waking ula'ch. held e tunder the auspirei o the ati!tic clul' hehere. endmhr early to-.lighlt. It Wad praictically a liZZle frolu ,he,:nnillg to end, no jioted walk rs pt:rticiasting, and only six men b,-ingffl at tue end. the i Ah record' "s scored are valuele* for the I the reaso that two rumen at least will opy I take attldavits, if necessare, that tie gle scores were marked up twenty miles a s-on at Ie-ms two occasions, sad that . m- otler si"y ork was done. l which, *paftremeSitO.S res, i3V ..~ PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. A, a choice of evils,. a well behaved blizzard beats a winter fog.-C'itcago llrui/d. A total abstinence preacher should not keep his sermons in a barrel. .\'t ri, ~ tin e 'is utie. The man who *"builded better than he know" was not a New York con tractor.-Lwt.l C'ourier. A bride is always becoming to a Boniface, and a bonny face is always becoming to a bride.--lldl M.ail. The English Government want good men to defend its co,*rion policy. No Irish need apply.--L.,twell t tizeu,. The Duke of Marlborough is in Chicago. Thnat borough is enough like him to be his cousin.-Sarn Francisco Alta. If all the glass factories shut down we shall have to be carrful of our beer glasses for some time to come.--boston Post. "Tight money," murmured the un fortunate in the police court as lie paid the usual tine and cost. ---lioslois Bulleti n. " 'Does your husband swear as much as ever?" .'Swear! Why. I can't keep a parrot two weeks in the house. Town Topics. The older a man getc the more difil cult it is to pull the wool over his eyes. r lie has a good deal lets wool, you know.- - on ers .St .nti,u ,t. S The carpenter is an unreasonablo fellow. lie objects to plain board. and yet he don't 1.ke a board until it is plained.-Dusl,i'e lir., ze. n in a state of mind. IMamia." sihe said, "I saw a team of horses in the park c what had their bustles cut oll."--.Se I- ork Sun. The man who was told to keep watch and ward over his frioenud's chattl, did keep the watch anli then warred against being arrested for it.--lVhite o hail Times. vt Eastern railroad companies should ly revise their i'asstunger tariffs at once to so as to make a slight distinction be e- tween the quick and the dead.--Dululh Paragrapher. id A lamp has more sense than some id people. If it is in a room where there are two souls with but a marri e ed thought it invariably goes out. ion/kers 1tatfeisman. at What at the beginning may have e been regarded merely as a side issue td frequently turns out to be the most im portant subject. It was so in the case al of Eve.--l'icayure. on They say over in London that Gould is little, but. liko imost little people, 16I mighty. We don't think it is respect ful to speak of Jay as though he were ed a cheese.--Bostoa (lobe. ee Sweet Girl (disrobing)-'"Did you . lie look tinder the bed?' Olhl Maid a- "What for?" ".To see if thetb was a tlt man there." "No. dear, I've given up he all hope."--Omaha i'orld. ill. Lady (who had a sick husband)- to "Don't you th nk, doctor, that you c-k ought to bleed my husband?" Doctor of (abent-.mindedly)-"No, madam, not ng until he gets well."--l,'o,'h. ed Procrastination is the thief of time. The last time old Crns was seen he was e sitting in a Montreal hotel corridor be pitching pennies with Billy Moloney.- New Fork Journal. Doctors say that drinking large U0, quanties of water will produce fat. To eat show its absurdity look at a fish. It in- fairly lives in water yet why is it Nm ,he bony?-Binghamton Rlepublcan. Va' An exchange has an article on "China Bnt as It Is." Just how China is depend s ail upon the hired girl Generally it uis, wicked, and often so badly broken that ad- it has to be swept out.-U-Oa,,ha World. 'hy It seems that we are boycotting the American lien and are using about er lb000.000 foreign eggs every season. the This is something fir :ll:en poultry to Ims crow over.--litroil I re PI'rscs. of The expross:on '"A bloated bondhold in er," is not a happy ,one. Lots of men a who hold lots of bonds are not bloated; and lots of men who hold little else was than lots of whisky are muoh bloated. nit New Orleana 'icrayune. the To Herr Most. the TrwaU bogglish in the winker sob un- And apattergall with blows- '. ial 'Twiu threstlishb nuch and howl be ob was And redomie In his nose. r 'Twas thumnpui blt and goresome hate for And swestsome, redlsh headu glht 'Twas Bght. and snort and gabbllsh gras osa- But hldelish 'neath the bet. rTwas cut and carve, and pruesem fell, And spaddling bigaine claim- 'ted 'Twas grltum teethll and whlikerls poll, the But jailah just the same. Inee -1. O. Wsteter, in Ilostonlu (obr. lion - * - - on- A Grii Subject. w If those are to be believed who, hav mid ing been more or less hange*d,have been pri- resuse:tated anul have narrateil thielr t experiences, the muchl-conminiserated that victim of the law's extreme penalty is not wholly umiserable. It wonid seem Ight that death "susl.per coll." ha:,s s anmel 1 lorating conu.tion of eirctlmttanees. vote One sufferer .n tihe r.ligis cause ill lu. France in said to ni:t e ..complainedl" tis- because hie was called back to conseious the ness from an experienice of suiprisiung eme delights, in which hleejyedl tho pleas a ure of gazing n)01 tll h, itiost benatiful isnsenery. 'Ths ilnietae sensation of et pain is momelstar aind it wirlhi appear ntot unlikely that,iin ,our anxiety for tlhe -i- aoidance of neellss ani,,ovance of tlon those we pnt to death jiluic:all' we may be actually increasing the r sufferings and diminishiig the r I,l'asure. The instntanos dathi have all Tie the pain and lit il or none of tihe plens eld ur Slowly inuhicd congestion of the lu trawin mniy be the least iainful, and I clu only the b lood ure-sre be ehlectually t raised at the ceuter Ithat ses4, the beau ht to tiful light antdcharmning sce.ne.ry are en joyed in the highesti pel:fectoi. lThe sfor subject is a grim one. awl we are no,t wll quite sure that the new view of lhanulr tie ing experience tends to mike the ldeialt wles penalty increansingly deterrenl; bit it is that right that olth s.des of a qilestioi-,* blcb, which the late Mr. Whalley ,·om ex ,the ditd the merriment of thIdileuse 'U. iam1 laou by describing as 'a ioior tnut " V9P Oh~4!