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Jephthalfs Daughter: A Story of Pntrlnrchlnl Times, Oy JULIA foAORUDER... Corrnienxin 1(90, IWI An lM nr Honkitr Dosmh a . ft ft ft ft ft ft ft CHAPTER I. Jephthah, tho Glloadltc, had only one child, young maiden namod Noma lib, and betide hor, ho bad neither eon nor daughter. Now, Jepbthah van a tnlghty man ot valor, and his namo was (eared exceedingly, albeit he had r. heart mont kind and tender, and the chief treasure ot his heart wm ovon ia maiden Natnnrah; (or ho hid been father and mother and nil In all to the !young child, whoso other parent had died, and left hor to the great soldier, as tho sole (ruit of a happy wedded loro, too early cut off by dsAth. As the child Brow Into girlhood, It was known to her. by comparing her (ather to tho other men slio saw, that ho wan cot as they; n gloom was ever on hli face, oxcept when his eyes wore upon her, and then, Indeed, he would look glad and smile. Namarah always felt that . wna tho early death of her young mother that mado her father's (n co look sad, even (wheu aglow with prldo slio would took at him all In gilt terlng armor) as he rodo hlfl magnlll cent war horn At the bond of his host. For this, her heart was very tendor to lilm, and she oti vo the more to make up to him by tho sweet service ot hsr lovo for what ho had lost. As she grow older, and etorlM of the sin and folly of tho world were told her, there was known to hor a deeper reason yet for hor father's melancholy. The stern grief of childhood had preceded the grief of age, Hnd, though she only gained her knowledge' by putting many small hints and observations together, sho learned that this gentlo (ather hnd been hlmsolf n neglected and abused son, whose mother ho had never known, and whoso (athor and brethren had treated him wltb cruelty and In justice. An his father's younger sons grow up, they hated Jophtlmlt because lie wm stronger and of i nobler pres ence than themselves, and thoy thrust him out of tholr father's houso, that they nnd their mother might bo no more offended nt the sight of him. Ho Jephthah fled from his brethren and dwelt In tho land of Toh. nut so great a soldier was he. no mnjestlo In tip pcarnnco nnd so valiant In fight, that the (amo of him went abroad through taut, tho-jtand, nnd oamo oven unto tho onra or nis uremron. In tho land of Toh ho took n wife, nnd thero woro spent his dnys ot hap Illness, and thoro was bom unto him the child Namorah. Dili St came to pass, beforo tho babe could stand upon Its feet, tho wife of Jephthah died and was burled, nnd In all the world there was no comfort to the man save In the child Kaiunrah. Her be watched nnd tondod as hta all In nil. and so great was his love and kindness to her, that her heart was knit to his, even as his to hers. And In all the laud thero was no maiden so fair and beautiful. Her oyes went like cool streams ot lim pid water, (or clearness and (nr blue- ness llko tho heaven above. Her skin for whiteness, was like tho leaves of some llttlo woodland (lower on which tho sun hath never shone, but which tho gentle winds ot shady pin cos have (annod and kept cool. Her hair, won dorful, soft and dusky, wns llko tho brown leaves of the forost, nnd when she shook It down, It wrapped tho slim lira of hor body round and clothed her llko a garment Her voice, when she spoke, was ever sweet and low, as tho cooing of the wood doves In the branches, end when she lifted It up, and sang with tho mnldens that were tier companions, It wns, for clearness, like tho sky lark's. What wonder that Natnarnu was un to her father ns the light of his oyes, md that many young men, strong and goodly to seo, looked upon her with favor and sought her to wife. Hut of all these sho would have none, dls dalnlng even to hear them speak, and saying only that her life mid servlco were her father wholly, and she d sired the love nnd companionship of no roan but him. Wheu be was at home, she never left his side; tempting his appetite with dainty Mihee when he wns exhausted and In need ot food, serving him with her own hands nt tsWe, and bringing herself the fresh water (or his ablutions; after which she would bend her head for hi bless ing, and then lift up her fare with a smile ot radiance, wood to cheer the weary man. It It was his will to stay at home nnd rest him from his strenu ous exereltM of arms, ska would sit beside him, and draw his great bead down upon her lap, and with her lit tle milk-white fingers ruffle or smooth Aha thick masses nf his eurlr hair and Chma'4 Grtat Viceroys, . Since the Chinese troubles began thero have been frequent references to the great southern viceroys, enly cvs of whom. IJ Hung Chang, hta hither to enjoyed an International reputa tion. The others, with their strange names, aro easily forgotten, and yet U's vise royalty Is tho least of the three which we give hero la the order o their pepukUtea: Vlecre-ally of Uu Knu.Tt, Provinces. Are, Fupulatn, Klangsu 4UtfO 10.905.171 magnificent hoard unUl sue coaxed him to steep. "What love do I want more than his?" sho would ask hersoir. "Why should I loavo hi in ttoeolnta, to tnko up my life with another, who must ever bo as pi stranger to in compared to him who hath, been my companion and my friend my whole life through? And whoro Is another llko unto him? In nil the land there Is not one -ho. be side lilm. seems nut base nnd small." And when Jephthah wnuhl wake (mm Sleep, she would clasp and ollng to him. nnd beg him Unit thoy never should be parted. "Nay, my daughter," ho would an swer, "It must not be that thou saerl flevth thy young llf (nr mo (at whum pleasure Is over. I would have theo wedded to n good man, who will eher Ish theo; and In seeing thee happy, nnd having thy children on my knee, I shall know the boat Joy that Is left (or m." Then Namarah would weep, nnd Im plore him not to send her from lilm. saying that what ho platurrd ns her happiness looked to her like the very (ace of death, ho greatly did alio dread It. Whereat her father Jsphthah would but smile, and any It would not be ho with her one day. when the lord and master ot her heart should onnie. "He Is here." she would any, flinging her white arms about him, "there will be never nny other." And Jephthah would smile again and say only the one word: "Walt," whereat Nainnrah would grow almost nngry, nnd tears of vexation would spring Into her eye. Then would Jephthah rouse himself and stand upright on his strong lean and lift her In his mighty arms as though alio were still the little maid ho need to toss nnd dandle, and hold her high above his head, and refuse to lei hor down from this unseemly alti tude until the break of her childish laughter had blown awny her tears. CHAPTHR II. It happened onu fnlr morning, when earth unit sky scorned nil to tnent In n blessed promise of tranquility and poaco, that Nanmrnh stood lit the midst of her garden, with n small basket on herhrm, from which she was scat tering grain In a flock of white doves, which, fluttering from far and near. camo to her feel and sank down thero, n moving mass of snowy plumage, from which her Hlonder figure, olnd lit spot lean while, rose up llko n human own nation from their pure loveliness of hue and outline. Her fare and throat and hands were pur white, too, and it look of deep Horenlty was iiihiii her. The sky above seemed not more still and placid. tibe rahfcm her hand and nut a few grains of iiio fond InMi her mouth, nnd at the motion some of the doves wore frightened and flew up, with n whir ring noise, only to circle round and come Imek ngnln and fall to nodding nnd dipping nhuut for the grain nt her feet. Presently ono of Ihu Hook How up and alighted on hor shoulder, then another nnd another. Naniarah opened hor rod lips and showod tho dark grains held tight hetweeti her llttlo white teeth; nt which a pecking and fluttering began among tho three tame doves, as she would offer hor mouth first to one and then another. it was cviueutiy a familiar gnmo which all tho participants tmjoyed. Huddenly thoro wns a great whirring and fluttering, and the whole (look flow wildly off. mid were out of sight he hind the trees, before Namarnh, left quite alone, perceived tho rause of tlmlr fright. A young ,uan. taller even than Jephthah. her lather, but with the ruddiness of youth and dawning manhood upon his beardless face, stood before her, all In shining armor, on which the moving light daneed and glinted. He had taken off his helmet, and sunlight kissed sunlight In the gold of his thlrk curls. And, behold, when Namarah turned and looked at hint, a strange thing came to pass. Her white ehseks, which no one had ever n other than calm and eolor- less, were all at once suffused with pink, as l( a roe had been suddenly placed beneath a piece of fair white cambric; and In that moment she be- oa me a hundred times moro beautl ful than aba had ever been before. Tho young man colorwd. too, aad beat his gsldsn heed, as site said: "!( this he the maiden, Namarah, thy father Jephthah hath sent me to ask of thee some pieces of his amor that he hath ned of." "Is ho going Into a fight?" the maid en asked, the rose disappearing from her cheek. "Will he not see tan, to say farewellT" "There Is, In truth, tome danger of ri fight," the young matt answered, "for the times an troublous, nnd a mighty man like Jephthah must bo over ready; but his namo In great and terrible, and In going forth to put down tho enemy that hath so suddenly arisen. I think the report that thy fa ther Jephthah Iradeth the host will be enough, and that thero will bo no hloodalifd. Hut. maiden." he added. more gently, seeing that her faco looked still affrighted. MI pray the have no fenr (or tho safety of thy fa ther. I will even guard his body with my own." And, ns ho spoke, ho looked on hor nnd lovod hrr. Namarah met the look, and the trouble ot her fRoe grew deeper. She felt tho dlsturblnc power ot that quiet gnxo, but dll her thought was for -her father. "Maiden." tho young man mur mured, In a vol eo that had a softened cadence, "already, even today, there hath been n surprise nttack, nnd your father hath been In danger; but It please nod that I should be near him, to protect him, as I could, and (or this ennse Jephthah, thy (other, liatii chosen mo to bo his armor bearer, so" that lit future my plnca will be beside lilm: nnd I say but the truth when J tell theo that I will protest his ll(o with my own." "Hut. truly," said Namarnh. "thou nrt very noble, nnd life to thra Is over also dear." "I.lfo would be dear to me no longer maiden," ho made answer, 'If I should look upon thy faco to tell theo that I lived nnd Jephthah, thy father, was slain." This time, when ho spnlto tho wards "thy (ather," It scorned unto tho maid en that his vnleo dwelt upon them by tho space of halt n second. Tho Idea r,laneed through her agitated like lightning, but afterword sho be thought herself of It lint now the young man spake again, and romlndtd her of his errand. "My lord Jephthah hath nont thee r'ji bteeslug through me," he said, "and he prays thee to be of good cheer, aad to dread no danger for lilm." "1 cannot choose but dread,' the maiden answered, an she walkel bo side hint to t ho house, and led tho way to where her father's armor lay. "Nay. but surely," said the young man, full humbly, "thou wilt bo n llttlo comfortet because of tho promise 1 have given thee." "Ay." anld Namarnh, Mt doth com- ISSUE STATEMENT. Tbo Gold Democrats Send Oat a Document Giving VIEWS ON FHESCNT CAMPAIGN. Tiny we Bitterly Opposed ts U filiform if Democracy tii Say Mr. Bryas Should bt Defeased. Indianapolis Ind., Oct C The execu Uva committee of the Nntlonnl Demo cratic committee Issued an address, tho following bolng part: To tho National Democracy, tho (Jold Democrats of tho United States: Four years ago your patriotic position anvod tho country from the peril of Mr. Dry an'n alootlon. You wore not deceived by tho ploa ot regularity In his notnl nation. You saw him truly ns tho nom inee of a commission which had taken your party name to gild principle un known to Denmcvac) . You stood steadfastly by the finnn chtl vJswb and political phlloaophy of Jefferson. Jaaksoit, TIMen and Olove Innd. In your national convention at Indianapolis you declared that you had "assembled to uphold the principles upon which dopond the honor and wel faro of tho American people In order that tho Democrats throughout the Union may unite their patrlotle efforts to nvort disaster from their country nnd ruin from their party." That convention said that "tho Dem- rrtlndf oeratlo party has survived many da- feata, but could not survive victory won In behalf ot the doctrine and pol icy proclaimed In Ita name at Chicago." You went firmly to your duty nnd Md It well, In the hope that there ftould be no further attempt to use your party namo as n mask to tho ab horrent itrlnelplea ndvoented by Mr. Hryan. In his defeat hbt misled sup porters woro ndrnonlahod and chasten ed to nn oxtont which turned them nway from tho path to which ho allur ed them. Tho Kansas Olty convention was averso to reaffirmation of tho Chisago fort me muoh, nnd I thank theo from I platform nnd n majority ot Its dole my very hoart; but the thuught of bat gates honestly hoped to hnvo tho party tlo ovor makes mo tromble. nlthough f the vicious heresies which bad lost I nm a soldier's child. I pray thro. t t ftnd c()nndonoo ot tho s is ssrfsxj?i$txi ut ;r nn,t r i.mni for 1,1'. unfetv ." i rgnnlzaton ond by reason of tho hopo VMnlden. I nlso would bo thought of fr success born In his prior nomlna In thy prayers," tho young innn said, lmlf doubtlngly; nnd she answered: "I wilt pray for theo alio, noldlor. Toll me thy name." And ho said: "My namo Is Adlna." Then onoo more he looked nt hrr, nnd ngalu his strange look troubled her; nnd as sho stood nnd watched tho goodly figure In Ita shining nrmor down the streets of Mlxpsh, n wonder got hold upon her that for tho first time nt the thought of bnttlo her fears were not wholly for her father. I-ang time she knelt and prayed, ber mnldens waiting without; and nil her struggle was to recover the lost (eellng that her (ather was her all In nil, but another Image rose up, ovr nnd over again, and would not bo forgotten. At last sho gave It up, nud murmured, half aloud- "llloss lilm, oven tho young man Adlna. also, O my Cod; and bring them bark In wifely together." llrfor the rlos of day, the streets at Mli)-h rung to the gladdening sound o' .t vlrlorlous return of troops from battle. Namarah. high up In her tlon by tho Populists Mr. llryan pre vailed against tho better senso nt tho convention, compelled Indorsement of tho false doctrines ot 1890, nnd by the votes of Alaska and Hawaii forced the specific restateuvmt of his dangerous and destructive financial theory. He stands now, therefore, for all ho ad vocated In 1300, nnd aoeoptlng the Pop ulist nomination has added thereto his declaration In favor ot nn unlimited Is sue of greenback currency. He Is pledged by his own declarations to destroy the gold standard; to effect the free coinage ot silver at the artificial ratio of 10 to 1; to the expulsion of both gold and silver from tho country by a resumption ot an Issuo of green backs; to tho destruaUon ot Judicial Independence nnd rovolntlng In the Ju dicial tenure; to a system of direct leg islation which trnnstor lawmaking to tho ballot and destroys our represonta tlvo Institutions and to a change ot tho veto power from the executive to tho ballot box, removing ono ot the checks This assault upon tbo three cardinal branches of our government. It It suc ceeds will revolutionize and bvstroy the wholo system What will roll or Is already vlslblo In his appeals to otss hatred, envy and prejudice. Blnco 1898 the National Democratic party has pro moted tho purposes which then Justi fied Its existence. We have urged and accomplished legislation to strengthen tho gold standard. The Interest of the publlo debt has brn reduced to 3 per cent and the national credit has been so strengthened that out) 3 per oent bonds are nt n premium. Private crodlt ban felt the Imppulse of this Improvement. Tho producing and wago paying Industries of the country are promoted by tho command o( the lowest Interest known In our economy of production has opened the world's markets to our surplus, and history Cheap capital represented In wo holl primacy ot the world's trado. GIN IIXPLOBION, Fir ttliltilrrn llrparinf to tlkt Ttl Thilr I.Wn. Flntonln, Tox., Dot. 0 About noon Friday n runner arrived In town fot physicians to hasten to Wlnkflotd's gin, situated nbout aevun miles west ot Flatanla, reporting tho gin house nnd contents blown to ntomi. Dr. Allen left nt once for tho nrrno. Ho sent In several times for medicine, dressings, rto. From nn eye-wltneaa who vlbwed the wreck It was learned thoro woro flvo children killed out right, ono being a girl about grown. One ot tho victims was blown Into a hog pon and Its mangled remains were bolng devoured by tbo hogs wheu found. Wlnkfldd, the owner of the gin, was scalded all over, and thoro Is no hope of his life. Henry MeMlkon, the fireman was scalded. Thmo entire gtn houac wan n com plete wreck. Ono section of the boil er blow through tho gin house, whllo another section landed about 100 yards out In tho field. An old bailor, larger tlian tho ono that exploded, used as a water tank, was blown dear aarosa tho publlo road. . Wlnkfleld was nn lndustrlbuH nn', well-to-do negro, and had been run ning this gin (or n number ot years. MASS MHKTINQ, A Uijt Kambr In Baltimore Lliten U tttw from (Intmitn. lUmon Nnintimtr!. Dallas, lox., Oct. 0. Dr. J. IJ. Cran till or tula olty, who Is a member of tho ntnto central rommltto ot tho Pro hibition party, Friday handed out the : following! I The state Prohibition ticket ha i been completed as follows: For govci nor, Hon. II. a. Damon of Carslcnnn; i(or llcutonnnt govornor, Hon. J. U. Adams of Fort Worth; for electors-jnt-largo, Hon. IS. C. Heath of Hook- wall, and Hon. D' H. Hancock of I Fnrmersvllle. No general Prohibition I tickets will bo printed. ISaeh Prohl jbltlonlst In tho stata Is requested to write In on the tleket he votes the names ot our candidates. Wo have designedly refrained front nominating a full state ticket and district electors, so that It may bo oasy for the Prohi bition to use tho general tlrkets that will be furnished at nil tho poling places, by writing In tho names ot our nominees far governor and lieutenant governor and ocatornut-larcc. chamber watch! them with breath-1 provd0(, by lhe constitution nnd un linm umiKiii, nn uiiv Riff 1110 uuur ut . , , , .,,i t... ,. soldiers coming down the street, and ' talanolnit the system created by that instrument. soon sho was able to mako out tho majestic figure of her (ather, at tholr head. Hfce wan (nil mire of that, but still, sho bent from ber window eager ly, and strained hor vision to seo more. Suddenly, her breath was drawn In pantlugly. nnd once more i rose was on her eheek. Dehlnd her father she had recognlred the tall figure of Adlna, and hor oyea runtlnunlly strayed from one" to the other, as tho setting sun liurnlihed tho curls ot his goldon hair as the young man rode his splendid horse adown the streets of Mlzpeh. (To be Continued.) During the month of Bopterobor the land commissioner cold 214,603 acres of school lands. flalveston has mndo promises to pay Interest ns It falls duo. IClang-sl 71,170 2UJ4.118 Total miwT C0.99t.l77 Vlcirn-nlly ef Chans Chl-Tnng. Proviut-is. Area. Pwilat'n. IlUpelt 70.4M 3U4U8I Hunan 74JHO Z1.0W.W4 lloniy so Kirellout fowl, Bslsntltle men say that honey Is a much more healthful sweet than sugar, and has many valuable properties. It U nutritive, aad when e4 freely with bread makes an excellent food (or chil dren. It Is laxative and may be used advantagsouily In plaea ef medicine by persona of sedentary lives. Using also the daintiest and most delicious of sweets aa extract of btossoms It is hardly possible tb eat It to nn Injurious extent. It needs no digestion, as su gar doss, aad Men nets as a digestive aid. tlolit Kirltdtnenl. Vlotorln, n. C, Ost. fl. A newspa pur recolved hero from Sydney, N. 8. W., r-ays n sensational gold discovery has bean mado at Long Flat, near Oundagal, Now South Wales. Pieces of aolil covered with oxldl?ed Iran luvt been found, many piece weigh lag up to three-quarters of a pom.-J, trey. Fully 3000 ounces were obtain ed. Half n prospecting dish of dw dirt taken out ot a ohutc panned out about tweuty-flve ounces ot geld. Totsl , ....141,770 68,147,180 VI--rro-Hy el 14 llanc tliantr, Provinces, Aim, Pepulat'n. Kwaag-tung 7$.4I 21.798.215 Kwank-il 78.210 6.151.3S7 Ngan-hul 48,4 30,910,988 Total 3l.tS7.570 These provinces reaoh southward from around tho mouth of the Yangtze- Klang River to the Canton coast, and tho only other vlceroyalty Uiat ! of the same clcss as regards popu lation ti thM ot the single great prov ince of Bze-chuan, which lies way to the west on tho borders of Thibet This Is the largest province ot China, oentalnlag as It dots 166,840 square miles and a population ot 07,713,897. Its viceroy is a Manobu named Kwcf Ohuni ot whom little la beard. A silver eola is usually In currency for about twenty-seven years. rroprmii. Ulllaboro, Tex., Oct. 8. The alato meats ef the Hlltsbero banks on Oet 1 ahow that there was more money on deposit than there ever was hers before, and IndioatM the healthy growth of the elty nnd surrounding territory. Thsr was on deposit In all the banks I7J8.8W.10, which ts an Increase of tMl.C14.Jl over that of last year & t8T8.9iO.69 over 1808. A large- smeust ot this belongs to the farads. In Ixiimiut Chicago, III., Oct. 6,An accredited representative of nn Hngllsh syndlonte contracted for 7'tO.OOO tons of Alabama coal to be delivered at so mo point on tho gulf ot Moxlco. The deliveries arc to extend over n period of two years. At what point the coal is to be deliv ered Is not stated, but the parties In terested are said to own valuable ter minals bslow New Orleans, and tt Is therefore presumed that this coal will go to New Orleans for shipment DutUmore, Md., Get, 0. Several thousand persons, among thorn many Indies, braved the elements Monday night nnd attended the , Democratic mnss-meellng at muslo hall. Rain (ell In torrents durng tho early part of tbo evening. The attractions, m an nounced, inoluded a or. W. J, Stone of Missouri, formor Senator A. P. Gorman of this state and a number ot well known spellbinders. When Gbslrnuut James H. Smith called tbo mooting to order, ho Introduced James D. Iticti ardion ot Tennessee ohalrman ot tho Democratic ongrose-lonal committee. Mr. niehanlson explained to the audi enco that ho had visited Il<hnoro un expectedly nnd wna not prepared to mako n speech, but stated that Uo had bitjn requested to read to tbo nssom bingo a letter which had boon received from Maryland' favorite son, tho Hon. Arthur P. Gorman, "who." ho mid. "was detained at homo on a slok bed and wns dinting under tho restraint which prevented his attendance nt tho grand nnd glorious gathering ot tho Democracy of Maryland." Sonator Gorman's totter was written it Iturcl, Md.. and tt opened with ex pression ot his regret nt his Inability to nttond tho meeting, owing to hln II health. Thn Senator said In part: "My tlmo nnd labor will, to tho ut most possible extent, bo devoted to as sisting tho stntn nnd nntlonnl commit tees In perfecting tho orgnnlzntlon ot tho forces of hostility to tho now dan gerous doetrlnos exploited by President MoKlnley In tho acquisition nnd forci ble occupation ot tho Phlllpplno Islands and their government nn n rolpny. My opposition to this sinister nnd abhor rent policy bogan with Its Inception. Representing, In part, the state of Maryland In the United States senate and recognizing tho disasters that must necessarily constitute tho relin quishment ot these twin evils, impe rialism and militarism, I opposed them with all tho power at my oommnnd. Wo suoccedod only In preventing a pot manont Increase ot tho regular nrmy and ostnhllshmcnt up to lOO.QOo'. Thn Democratlo platform apparently and truly rays that 'lhe paramount Issuo of tho campaign Is tho burning Issuo of ImpcrlallHin.'. Whon that shall hava been disposed of, wo cntt dovlso nnd formulato legislation for Just taxation, tho regulation of combinations of cap ital which Injuriously affect tho Indi vidual, tho mnnonr of choosing United Statos senators, upon tho details of nil inch questions upon which- men of tbo tamo political faith now differ. "Tho nttompts of tho Republicans to mako tho currency question predomi nant will fall. That question was four years ago tho logical product of condi tions which no longer exist Tho pho nomeiial nddltton made to the volume ot gold slnco 1890 an amount equal to, If not greater than, nil the coin In circulation on the 1st of January of that year, removes thn question from tho dotiiHlu ut controversy. This con dition, together with the balance of trade In our favor, lias been brought nbout by natural causes which the In genuity nud the enterprise of our peo ple have utilized. For tho Republican party to otnlm It as tho fruit of Its vir tuous and enlightened statesmanship Is too preposterous tor serious consid eration. "The sole hopn ot nrresllng tho pres ent reckless prugrcsa ot Imperialism, with Its concomitants of large standing armies and growlug lust of acquisi tion, lies In tho triumph ot tho Demo cratic ticket next month. What tbo country needs for Ita honorable safety and prosperity is the. election ot Wil liam J. Dfyati nod Anlnl IJ. fUeveaBon, with tho homn ot representatives In aocord with lhXii." Ex-Cot. Stone ot Missouri also spoko. Tho attendance at tho Texas State fair Sunday was the largest In Its his tory, the receipts being ftSOO moro than any previous day. tor I-owar Wis Owenaboro, Ky.. bet ISTiie strik ing miners nt Daskett we tMUr strike for recognition ot the unin, carrying with It a reduction ot tbfc-r wages, T. O. Ulalr. formal owt)r of tko xulnea, nover recognized t union, httt raid Wkges averaging 5a were than the union schedule. The uslaa has bfen recogntaed and the PHSAurg Male algned. This Is probacy ths f$rt strike for lower wagtc thai) u rsr made. Abt IIUtnHet, Waco, Tr Oct rat Cleburne Camp, United Confederate Veterans at Its regular meeting took up the sub ject ot sane! btoterlM and heard ar guments as to the report of the grand camp ef Virginia, In which several his tories aro condemned and others roe om.meaded as being (air In the matter ot the cause leading to the elrll war, and the accounts given ot the battles el that war. A eemmltteo submitted a report which will be published, Mr. llryan wan warmly revived "Bgypt," HI. In Knlllh ItUctlnni. London, Oct 6 Thirty-two contests took ptaee Friday In th election. Most of them wer In rural dls I trlaU. end the results have not been announced. So far as Is known, how ever. 441 members have been officially declared elected and relative strength ot tho parties Is as follows! Minister ialists 801, Liberals 77, Nationalists 60, Labortlcc J. Sir Robert IUnnatync Fluley, attor nay general, was rc-eUctcd. i'rrparlng for Winter. Pekln. Oct 9. (Jen. Yamaguchl will retain 10,080 Japanese troops, JSCs ot them at Pekln and the olhera at Taku and along the line of communications. Ilighteen thousand Germans will pass the winter In Pekln and tfM Itus siatKt. The number ot Ilritlau troopts who will bo retained has not yet been decided. Sir Alfred Uaselce will keep a brigade. The allies are storing supplies tor tlx months. Wat I mi I 1 . Bt Pctersbnrg, Ost 0. The Russian general staff has received oQlalal dis patches confirming the reported occu pation of Mulden. Lieut. Gen. Sub borltoh entered the city Oct-1. Ho ad vnneed from Old Nlu Ohwsng on Sept 84 wltb eleven baltalleas of Infantry. Uo aetnlaa ot Cossack cavalry and rty ft) guns aad after fighting two ngsgcBBcata touted the Chinese army M Sept 37. Uetore withdrawing the Chin uc looted the elty.