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lb " 1 M ' v fm n f 1' 1 M flS n af 1 7,,,l kiav 1 BEATTLEBOKO, FRIDAY, JANTTARY 12, 1894. NO. 2. Je.4 "I ir 1 be iflMONTJPIKENIX. VKIBAYATDIlATTLKBOno, VT ,nY 1 1 FBBNC1I. S.fcO per year in advance; If not paid sar. Si nVKRTistKo furnished onnmlleatIon. Ilia and Marriages published free: S'otlces. Cards of Thanks, etc.. 75 cents i of l'J lines or less. ered at the lirattleboro Post Ofllee as sec- i lnss mail matter. Business (Earbs. SIIKK.TIAN A' JENNE, (General Iusurancc and Real Estate Agents. Representing Companies whose assets are over $200,000,000. TENEMENTS TO LET. Aar.NTs Foit Babcock Fire Extinguishers. Jftlce In New liank Block, corner of Main and tinot streets, UUATTLEBOItO, VT. -I i:o. II. (JOIttlAM, M. !., Whitney I T block. Main Street, lirattleboro. Vt. Prac tice limited to the diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Office hours from 9:110 A. 11. to 12 m. and 3 till 4 r. M., Tuesday and 1-riUay only. At Iieiious rails remainder 01 ween. Illtll.MOXT HAMILTON', 31. I. I1 Olllco and Residence. South side. No. 18 I Mum Street. Hours until 8 A. M.; 1 to 3:30 and early evening to 7:30; Sundays, 1 to 3 r. si. TA3IGN CONI.ANI), 31. ., PHYSICIAN AND SUltQEON. Office In Crosby Block, opposite Telephone Ex chance. Office hours 8 to. 0 asi., 1 to 3 p. m. Res idence corner Main and Walnut Sts., lirattleboro. WO.TIAN'N EDUCATIONAL AND INDUS TUIAL UNION. Hvther's buildinir. Main I Street. Open from 9 A. M., to 0:30 p. 11. EM. HOWKIV, 31. I., HoMotoPATHic Physician and Surgeon. Leonard's Block; till 8 A. M.; l'J toS and 0 to 8r. m A I. 3IIIiI.BK, 31. I., , PHYSICIAN AND SUBOEON, Hooker block; till 9 A. 11.; 1 to 8; G.30to8r. m. A I'. WIIjDCK, . Manufacturer of Book Cases and Desks. Picture Frames. Also a fine line of Pictures. Flat street. Open evenings, 7 to 8. BN. VIIA31IIEKI.AIN, . HATS, FUIIS, MEN'S FURN1SHINQS. Agent for Dunlap Hats and Brattleboro Laundry No. 83 Main Street, Brooks House Block. HO. IIOII'ON, 31. I., . PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Oltlce and residence corner Mnin and Walnut BtreeU. At home from 1 to 2 and 6 to 7 p. m. Brattleboro, Vt. Dr. WBIIHTKR, 31. I., . oniceand residence 41 Elliot St., Brattle boro. Ofllee hours before 8 a. m.; 1 to S and 0 o r:30p. u. -XT F. GODDAKD, Y . BOOK-BINDER, Harmony Block, Brattleboro, Vt. PP. WHITE, 31. I., Fhysieian and Sur . geon, Williamsvllle, Vt. Office hours, 0 to 7 a. u., 11 a. m. to 1 p. m., and 0 to 7 p. 11. Tele phone connection. U. AI.VIN ItNAPP, UKST18 T . Hooker Block, Brattleboro. Vt. nVfHS. E. A. COOLKV, 1VL EXPERIENCED NURSE. Willlamsville jVt. Write or telephone. JL, ltATIIItO.E, . VETERINARY SURGEON, Office at G. B. White's Livery Stable, Brattleboro ft V. II A AU operations V Hit lilt, D. D. M. Qa8 or Ether when Desired. All ODerations Derformed in a careful and thor ough manner and at reasonable prices. Pratt block, Brattleboro. CS. PItATT, 31. I)., . PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Ofllee and residence Herrlck & Boyden's block, Elliot street, Brattleboro. Ofllee hours until S a.m.; 12:30 to 2 p.m.; 6:30 to 8 p. M. fOll PRINTER. I E. L. HILDRETH & CO., The Vermont Phoenix Job Printing Office. Harmony Block, Brattleboro. HAWKINM STODDARD, ATTORNEYS & COUNSELLERS AT LAW And Soliciters of Patents, Brattleboro, Vt. It. (1. N. CIAIIK, DENTIST, Whitney's Block, Brattleboro. DKM. KKTCIIV31 V (IKAV, Ofllee in Crosby Block, Brattleboro. Hlght calls at Brooks House. MAY & CROWN, Real Estate Agency, Farms, Hotels, Stores, Saw .Mills, Houses, Building Lots, Arc, Office, Union Block, - Brattleboro, Vt. Bedsteads e always carry In stock a full lino of Bed sieaus 111 an sizes ana at oil prices irom sa.&u up. SOFT TOP MATTRESSES. V havft thtt best soft tnn mnttr utoi- i.rn. $3.50 but we wish to keep our help busy, hence thall sell a few at the low nrin nf 7.V FEATHERS. We always carry In stock the best live geese learners aim can sell iiiem as low as anyone. OAK STANDS. We have succeeded in getting another lot of 23 of those large oak stands for 7-' cents each. The last were told in lei-s than a week and this lot wonnasniiucn longer: therefore to those who were disappointed last time we would advUe an f nrlr enl I RETTING BROTHERS. FOR SALE. A NICE two-horse traverse sled for sale cheap; also ten tons of good hay. W, W. COOK, lajllier ui vuobd auu najiuuiBuucu. ' mmi r, -'tf 1 ' llwi't Vfirn llfntH ,tfv : O. J. PRATT GREAT ANNUAL j. jst 30 IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. Dress Goods. In this department a very sweeping reduction of prices has been made amounting to fully 25 per cent off on many lines of desir able fabrics. 20c Dress Goods down to 15c 39c Dress Goods down to -5c 50c Dress Goods down to !J7c G9c Dress Goods down to 50c $1 Dress Goods down to 75c One case of Century Cloth at 7 1-2 cents, worth 10 cents : one case Best Prints at 5 cents, worth 7 cents. All our French Novelties in single dress patterns marked down fully one third to close the sea son's stock. Cloak and Fur Department. SECOND FLOOR. The assortment of Ladies', Misses', and Children's Cloaks, Shawls, Fur Capes and Fur Trim mings is quite large and well as sorted, most of it having been pur chased during the past two weeks direct from the manufacturers, at a material reduction from regular prices, and the trade are assured that they will get the full benefit of the cut in prices. $ 0 Garments down to $ $ 0 Garments down to $ (J $10 Garments down to $ 7 $12 Garments down to $ S $15 Garments down to $10 $20 Garments down to $15 $ 7 Fur Capes down to $ 5 $12 Fur Capos down to $ 1) $18 Fur Capes down to $12 Also, 25 very fine Fur Capes, 22 to 30 inches long, reduced fully one-third in price to close the en tire stock of these goods. During this sale I shall make the reduction in price general in all departments and it will result to the advantage of customers to make their pur chases now while the saorifice prices are on. O. J. PRATT To Whom It May Concern. ALL my debts became duo October 1, I have not pressed anyone, nor do I wish to, but i (.,..:.. ..II mi' in'nnmilu liutnff KttlPfl l muni umiak ufuu um u-.vuum l. --n either by cah or note before February 1 AH - . II .l.l . I t ol.nll foul inct I Ami! In forcing collection. C. F. THO.MI'bOh. Hulled Corn Business. rpiIIS Is to give notice that Joseph A. Amldon Jl Is not now In my employ, and that all per sons wlshlns lo buy hulled corn from my estab lishment should patronize the yellow cart driven by Frank Stockwell. M. IIOSKIN8. lirattleboro, Jan. 10. 1MI. Mark-down Closing-off SALE B .Yotlcc IVo, !I1. I TTVEIIY case of weak heart H VJ should know of the tonic ef- H feet of the lodo Oxygen on the I heart, nerves and tissues. It is not a stimulant It is safe. m DIt. K. W UIOUKE, k Northampton, Mass, S BIIATTLE110KO: FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1894. It Is said that the pension olllceis receiv ing every day an unprecedented number of applications from old soldiers, who ask to have their pension claims made special because the claimants are In distressed cir cumstances and In urgent need of help. The annual banquet of the Brooklyn society of Vermontors will be held In Wil son hall, I'ierrepoint street, on the evening of the 17th. President Kimball announces as speakers "for the occasion: Hon. Ros well . Horr, II. It. Steele, Esq., On. G. M. Dodge, Rev. T. I. Frost and others. Senator Morrill and other distinguished guests are expected to be present and all Vermoiitcrs will be welcomed by the society. It Is characteristic of John Hull that the British postal authorities refuse to send the malls to this country in any Atlantic steamer, however rapidly It may be able to cross the ocean, unless It carries the Brit ish (lag. On several recent occasions two days would have been saved in the trans mission of malls if they had been de spatched by the American line, but they waited, and the public waited, until a Brit ish ship could carry them. The Democratic Xew York Sun thinks this question will prove very annoying to the Democracy next year and the year aft ter If the Wilson bill becomes a law: "If you were not men enough to make the kind of a tariff you said you would a tar iff for revenue only, why did you not let the McKinley tariff alone, instead of stir ring up doubt, depressing business, unset tling values, raising hob with manufactur ers, lowering wages, shutting up shops, and aggravating tire slump generally by an unprincipled paring of the tariff?" The people of Colorado have found out, to their dismay, that they greatly overdid their cry of calamity and ruin last summer, if the silver purchase law was repealed. The people of other states took the Colo radans at their word when they said they were headed straight for bankruptcy, and after a little the lines were drawn so tight that business was almost at a standstill. As a lesull the Colorado people are now scratching gravel to have it understood that the prosperity of the slate is not de pendent on silver mining, but that she has other vast resources as a farming, grazing and fruit raising state, say nothing of an output from her gold mines which will reach nearly -.'O.OOO.OOO this year, against $8,:100,000 in lkV-JS and $5,000,000 in 1S01. j I Many thousands of people will feel a i sense of personal loss in knowing that the. ', beautiful peristyle, on the World's Fair I grounds at Chicago, was burned Monday night, with the casino at one end and the music hall building at the other. The lire ! started in the casino, seeming like only a small blaze at first, but soon got beyond control. The liberal arts building was on fire In several places, and was saved from destruction with great dillicully. There are still remaining In the building 12,000 cases of exhibits, worth at least $2,000,000. These belong mainly to foreign exhibitors and their removal lias been delayed by the formalities necessary to get the goods out of bond. One man was killed and several injured at the lire. The statue of the Re public was unharmed, except for a little scorching by the heat. "Tour lct of Snow for Tour M oath.' " In Rome they think four inches of snow a terrible fall and telegraph the iuei dent of the storm all over the woild with the added Information that 1 street trallie is impeded.' What would thu Romans think of a Vermont winter, with the snow four feet on the level for four months, and the melting hardly begun when the maple sap begins to llow'.' But then iiome is not equipped for snow, as every shivering Yan kee visitor has found out." The above Is from the editorial columns of a celebrated mugwump paper which takes for its motto, " Thu news and the truth about it," and which prides itself on Its high-mindedncss and thu fafrness with which it treats all questions. Wo refer to thu Springfield, Mass., Republican. Did the Republican ever see a time when the snow was four feet deep on a level in its own city? Hardly, and Springfield is only 50 miles south of the southern boundary of Vermont, and the total length of Vermont Is only about 150 miles. We are now ap proaching the middle of January, and there isn't enough snow for sleighing in many of the hill towns of Vermont. In fact there is less snow in Windham county than in Rome. Last winter there was good sleighing in New York and Boston, and probably in Springfield, when the ground was bare in Brattleboro. In eacli of the three winters previous to the one of '02 '03 there was only a short period of sleigh ing in any part of Vermont. The climate In Vermont is not materially different from that of any other Now England state. The Republican of course knows this, but the slur is characteristic of the present man agement of that paper. Does the Republi can consider the winters In Vermont sever er than those in Now Hampshire and PIANOS Twenty-five dollars cash will place one of our Upright Pianos In your home within, say 300 miles of Boston, balance $10 a month, You are not to assume any risk of damage in transit and tho piano Is to be entirely satisfactory to yo. or you need not keep It. Will explain everything fully if you write us. Sli, b-tly used pianos at reduced prices. Economical buyers should write for description of littlo used and second hand Pianos. Rare bargains an, mrj these. IVERS & POND PIANO CO., 183 Tremont Street. Boston, Mass. Maine? Of course not, but tills is not tlio first time that the shining example of jour nalism has blackguarded this state, A paragraph like the onctmoted Is enough to make the late Samuel Howies turn over In his grave. Hawaii Aitin. Tlir Story of Willi' Attempt to Itrln stntr the Utirrn. Tho news from Hawaii during the past week has been the most lmpoitaut and ex citing which has been received since tho revolution In those Islands a year ago, Last Friday tho United States inventus cut ter Corwin, which sailed from Honolulu Dec. 21, arrived oft San Francisco. Tho Corwin did not como up to her dock, and stringent precautions were taken to pre vent tho people from learning what news she had brought. From fragmentary in formation gained from a member of the the crew It was believed, however, that an attempt had been made to restore the Queen, but at Washington Mr. Greshani gave It to be understood that the state de partment knew nothing of this, and that the Corwin had brought no important In formation. On Monday the steamer Warrlmoo, which left Honolulu Jan. 1, arrived at Victoria, B. C, and from despatches brought by her the whole story of what hud happened during the past month was learned. Con cisely summarized the facts are that on Monday, Doe. 18, President Dole address ed a letter to Minister Willis, demanding to know whether he was In communication with tlie ex-Queen, with a view to reestab lishing the mouaichy; that on the same day the ex-Queen signed an agreement pledging herself, if" reinstated, to grant amnesty to all concerned In the establish ment of the provisional government; that on the next day Minister Willis made a formal demand upon President Dole to sur render the government to the ex-Queen; that on the 2;?d President Dole made a re ply, denying that any questions relating to the late revolution had been submitted to the United States, declaring that the provisional government is responsible only to those who constituted and are now main taining it, and is amenable to no foreign power on earth, and declining to consider Minister Willis's proposition. Incidental ly, it appears that there was intense excite ment on the island for some days, that the government made vigorous preparations for defence, that the English captain and the natives expected thu landing of Amer ican forces to reinstate tho Queen, and that Minister Willis, if he did not actually threaten force, refused to deny that he in tended to use it. The strain upon the pub lic mind seems to have been relic; ed by the arrival of the Alameda, having Minis ter Thurston and others on board, and bearing the news of the l'fVttdunt's mes sage and the attitude of Congress and of public sentiment in this country. Tile Mot-) Somcllllnl III D.'tflll. From the despatches brought by the Warrlmoo it appears that a veritable week of fears and alatm ensued after the Cor win arrived at Honolulu from San Fran cisco Dec. I I. The contents of the bulky despatches received by Minister Willis were kept secret, and not even the United States admiral was made acquainted with their nature. Mr. Willis immediately entered upon renewed Intercourse with I.iliuoka lani, which grow very active. It became generally believed on the ltltlt that the Queen was negotiating for a pension to abdicate, and the public disquiet somewhat abated. On the afternoon of the llith alarm was revived by the British minister asking and receiving permission from the government to land marines from the ship Champion for the protection of tho British legation and the property of Britls., residents In case of illslurliance arisim : It was lie llewd that Wodehouse Iud knowledge through thu Queen of Willis's intention to attack the government. On tho evening of the 10th Attorney General Smith visited Minister Willis for an infoimal interview, during which Mr. Willis said to Mr. Smith: "What, are you to resist the wishes of the United States? Either of these Japanese or liritisli ships could crush you. If they assumed a hos tile attitude, you would lie compelled to apply for our protection." Mr. Smith Inti mated that ids government could wait for a Republican administration to grant an nexation. Mr. Willis declared that the Democratic party was assured of 20 years of power, and that the will of President Cleveland would prevail. Except In these informal interviews sought by members of the government, Willis had made no com munication to them whatever since, he pre sented his credentials. Monday, the 18th, opened amid great and general excitement of all parties. It was given out by thu royali s that the Queen would be restored that morning, The liritisli troops were to land early but illil not. i lie American onicers anil men were refused shoro leave. Tho prisoners who come out dally at early morning to labor upon tho roads were kept within their prison walls. From 7 to 10 a. m. tho wharves were crowded with natives and others who wero expecting the forces of tho riulailcipiiiaaml Ailams to bo land ed. . At 0:!!0 a. si. the German censul, Glade, visited Mr. Willis and importuned him to say something which would allay tin; extreme tension of tlio public mind. Mr. Willis declared that tlio existing fears were without foundation, luero would bo no trouble. But he would not say tho one word wnicii would allay fear, namely. that he would not employ forco to restore the Queen. Other leading men visited tho minister during tho day, to set before him the distresslni; etlect of the msnuiet upon nil lilllllr.QQ nln flin flntlv f nnt-nncliiiT ilnli. on easy ) payments j ger to plantations manned chiefly by Ig norant Asiatics, who were acquiring thu belief that tlio government was paralyzed by the minister's course of action, During the afternoon a decisive step was taken by President Dole, who add-cssed tho following note to Mr. Willis: .Sir;-1 am Informed that ynu aie in communi cation with I.llluokalani, ex (jueen, w ith a view of rri'stahllshiiif; the monarchy In the Hawaiian i -lands, and of Kiipportlni; her prelenxlniis to sov cri'lKiity. Will ou Inform me If this report Is tine, or If ou arc actliiK In any way hostile to this government!' I fully appreciate Hie fact that any Mich act Ion on your pait. In view of jour ofll clal relations with this covernment, would seem impossible, but as the information linn come to me from such sources that I am eoiniH'lled lo notice It. vou will pardon ine for premlnu jou for an Immediate answer. Accept the assurance of distinguished consid eration wltli which I have the honor to be, sir, Your oliedimt humble, servant, Sam-ohii U. Dole, Minister of lorelRii alfalrs. His Excellency, A. S. Willis. To this Mr. Willis replied that he had an important communication to make from his government, and at 1::J0 Tuesday lie visited President Dole for an Interview, all the ministers of the provisional govern ment and a stenographer being present. At this interview Mr. Willis rehearsed the belief of President Cleveland that tho pro visional government was not established by the Hawaiian people, or with their con sent, and that the Queen abdicated only because she feared the use of forco by the then American minister. Also that Mr. Cleveland Is convinced, after leading Mr. Blount's report, that the movement against the Queen, if not Instigated, was encour- iired and accomplished by the couise of the American minister; that he promised his aid to the enemies of the Queen in ad vance, and fulfilled his promise by landing the troops. Mr. illis then went on to say that he had been instructed to Inform the Queen that President Cleveland felt It to be the duty of the United States to undo this wrong to the Hawaiian community, but first he should expect her to pursue a magnanimous course and grant full am nesty to all who had taken part in the movement against her. At this point Mr. Willis presented a written agreement, signed by the Queen, to accept these terms and pursue such a course. Mr. Willis handed a copy of tills agree ment to Mr. Dole, and continued: "It be comes my further duty to advise you that you are expected to promptly relinquish to the Queen her constitutional authority, and I submit to you the question, Are you willing to abide by the decision of the President?" President Dole replied: "The govern ment will take the matter under consider ation and answer you as soon as they are ready." I his ended the conference. December 20 and 21 were occupied by President Dole and his cibinet in formu lating their reply to tills demand. Early on the morning of the 22d the Alameda arrived from San Francisco, and thu news which she brought and the arrival of Min ister 1 hurston produced an Immediate change in the feelings of both parties. On the afternoon of the L'3d the advisory council assembled to hear the draft of Mr. Dole's reply to Minister Willis. It was approved without material changes. Mr. Willis was notified that the answer would lie delivered to him in the course of the night. Steam was at once got up on the Corwin and anchor hove short The reply in duplicate reached the minister at 2 a. m. The Corwin sailed at t3::i( with a copy for President Cleveland. The text of the re ply is kept secret, but it is known that the provisional government refuses to accede to the demand to surrender to the Queen, and denounces in the strongest terms the falsehood that Stevens was ever asked to have his forces assist in the revolution or that he ever did so. "The provisional gov ernment," the answer says, "is responsi ble only to those who constituted and are now maintaining it In power. It is amen able to no foreign power on earth. It lias always been faithful to its constituents, and bv no acts or intimation has ever of fered to submit its rights to thu United States or any other power. For these rea sons this government must refuse to con sider the proposition of Minister Willis." .v unci cuiiesiioiiueiiii lUUI jm.ilu uu- tween President Dole and Minister Willis t I after the sailing of the Corwin. President Dole called Minister Willis's attention to the continued state of apprehension In the community caused by his apparently men acing attitude, and asked it lie could not give him some assurance which would re lieve this injurious fear. Mr. Willis re plied evasively that the Inquiry did not seem to be spccilic. Mr. Dole answered on Hie 27th that the President's message transmitted to Congress, received that day, relieved the public mind and had obviated the need of further Inquiry. Mr. Willis had expressed much initatlon bcause Mr. Dole had made tins inquiry. During the interval, while the answer to Mr. Willis was being prepared, the gov ernment and citizens were actively engag ed in strengthening their defences and pre paring to resist any attack. .Mr. I'levrlnlitl iltrs It I'p. The news comes from Washington that no further steps will bo taken by the exec utive branch of the government to carry out the policy of restoring Queen I.llluo kalani. Secretary Gresham is authority for tills statement. The despatches from Mr. Willis will be turned over to Congress as soon as they are received, and it will bo left to that body to act In the matter as it sees fit. Especial indignation Is felt at the course of Mr. Willis In leaving tho people of Ha waii to believe that ho Intended to use force in restoring tho Queen, If his de mands wero not peaceably complied with, when in fact his orders wero positive not to uso force. William L. Brown, who lias been nomi nated for Congress by tho Democrats of tho 14th district of Xew York, is a native of Vermont, but was for many years a resi dent of Ohio before settling in business in the metropolis. Ho Is part proprietor of tlio New York Dally Xews newspaper, and for tho past four years represented tho lower district of Xew York in tlio stato senate. The D. Lothrop company of Boston, book publishers, mado an assignment Frt day. Tho liabilities are $250,000. Tho corporation was formed in 1887 with a capital of $200,000, succeeding tho old firm of D. Lothrop & Co,, which had been In business for many years. The house has been Identified with juvenile and Sun day school literature and has also Issued several juvenllo periodicals. It published the Wide Awako magazine until its sale to the Century company last fall. Turin Fable. fin order to fully appteclate the point of these "fables," w hlch are taken from the editorial pane of the IlaiiKor, Me , Nens, it must be. remember ed that UunKor Is the centre, or principal outlet, of tho great lumber indutry of Mnlne. The News has been a paper of mugwump leanings, but the effect of the propoed tnriir changes, with lumber on the free list, lias changed Its an gle of vision.) . Tin- I. and Which Horny llnml lloiiglit. Once on a Time not long ago, not very, very long ago, there lived an honest work ingman with a clear hc.nl, a big heart and Homy Hands. And tills honest working man by working early and toiling late, had saved a Few Dollars in Hard Cash. Wish ing to build him a house he of the Horny Hand went to a man who owned a rocky pasture near the city and offered him $10 an acre for the same; and the man grew angry and said that land was worth $2000 an acre In house lots, and ho would not take a Cent Less. "But," said Homy Hand, "tho city as sessors value this laud at only $5 per acre. You must be trying to bluff me, or you would not raise the city's ante SlOOo tho first time round." "That's my business," replied the Pas ture Man; "put up your money or get out of the game." So Homy Hand paid 5-100 for a place to put his house and his clothes line, and be gan to dig his cellar. Moral: This fable teaches that thfi judg ment of the city assessors is not always re liable. The House ivlileli Horny Ilninl Hrgim. So in the Course of Time Horny Hand finished his cellar and began to build his house, paying Boston prices for his spruce and hemlock, and Maine prices for ills ce ment and hardware. And when his house was almost done he was Stuck, because he had no more money with which to buy fin ish. Then going to a millnian, lie said: "I want a job In your mill in order that I may finish my house," "What wages do you ask by the day?" enquired the mlllman. "I am worth $2..j0 a day," said Horny Hand. "N'ot to me," responded the mlllman; "for I can get men as good as you in Xew Brunswick for $1.25 a day. Take that or make room for a "P. I..," and with a Big Laugh the mlllman went out. "By the Great Horn Spoon," cried Horny Hand, "I wish I had bought my lumber in Xew Brunswick," and lie wept Salt Tears. Moral: This shows that Tweedle Deo is not played on the same string that is used for Tweedle Dum. Horny HniiiVs Hole In the (.round. Finally, by digging clams and harvest ing hooppoles, Horny Hand saved money enough to get his house insured. Then he boarded up the windows and doors anil went forth into the world as a book agent. And while lie was away there came a change of tariff and a big tire 111 Ills city. The tariff swept the duty from lumber, and the lire swept his house from the face of the earth. "I have my policy left," said Horny Hand, "and that with Free Lumber will build me a bigger and a better house," and he Chuckled to himself In Ghoulish Glee. But the company refused to pay his in surance, because lie was not living in his house at the time it was burned, and be cause, not having his own life insured, he was an irresponsible man and not to be re lied upon. The agent of the company gave him a lot of Printed Matter, telling him how to proceed the next time, ami lef him to his tears. "So all I have left, said Homy Hand, "is a piece of land with a hole in it," and he went and wept his cellar full and called it a well. .torat: Horny Hand could not sell the water in Ills new well, and so this fable has no moral. Horny Ilnnd's Sail Knit. With free lumber Horny Hand felt sure of finding work. Drying his tears, he struck out to find the mlllman; but when ho readied there the null had shut down and the millmau had gone into bankrupt cy. Long, long did he hunt for his old friends and companions, who in days gone by worked with blm at lionea toil; but the houses they had occupied were deso late. At last he found an old, old man who h:nl been toothless and blind for near ly oO years, and from him Horny Hand learned that the whole town had gone down to New Brunswick to get work In the mills. "But they will come back soon," said the old man, "and you can see them again. "How's that?" asked Horny Hand. "Ho, ho," cried the old man; "didn't you know that Xew Brunswick lias just passed a law expelling Yankee cheap la bor from the whole province?" and ho ground ills toothless gums together in senile glee. And Homy Hand sought out the owner of the pasture lands, and wanted to sell back to hint the housa lot he had pur chased. "Alas, my son," cried the landowner, "I have no money to buy and tho house lots I have I cannot give away. Gladly would I turn out all my lands to sheep pas tures and live and die a gentle shepherd, but freo wool has ruined tho business. Will you kindly permit mo to go and drown my self in your well?" "Gladly will I," replied Horny Hand, "and I myself will go with you." Tho inquest and coroner's fees cost tho city $1750, and tho undertaker took a mort gage on tho city hall for his services. The only mourner at the funerals was the bankrupt millmau. Moral: This fable teaches that the half of a cold sausago contains more nourish ment than a wholo cart load of saw dust. "A Short History of Damfoollshness" Is what tho New York Sun heads an edi torial giving a short account of tho In como tax in this country, first used as a war measure, and now proposed to be re vived by the Democratic leaders In Con gress. Ex-Senator Palmer, who was United States minister to Spain uuder President Harrison's administration, said in Xow York Sunday that Gen. Harrison had con eluded that "he must not be considered as the candidate of his party for reuomina tlon." On Monday, by a non-partisan voto of six to five, the Senate judiciary committee ordered an adverse report to be mado on the nomination of Win. B. Hornblower of New York to be an associate justice of the supreme court. Tho objections raised against Mr. Hornblower are those of Inex perience, lack of legal ability, Immature uess, and "remarkable self-conceit." OUR NEW YORK LETTER, A Glimmer of Hrilitenlii in the Skies. Nlxty-tent Wheat . Hollar Win ill Two Kinds of" Itallrond Figures--ltliiR Utile Taxi s. 21 BliOAD Stiikkt, 1 Nisw Yonic, Jan. 10, 1801. ) During tlio past two weeks undoubtedly a slight Improvement in business through out the country has taken place. This Improvement seems to be due to tho fact that people feel that certainty will soon take the place of uncertainty. Though the chosen road may be a little rough, the travelers will not complain if "the powers that be" will only let them know whether they are afoot or horseback. May wheat scored quite a rise this week, selling around OS cents per bushel. Owing to bad climatic conditions, large decrease In acreage, the increasing prospects of European war, and last, but not least, cheap money, there is nothing In rhyme or reason why wheat should be selling at such figures. Such a price only emphasizes the terrible loss of purchasing power that has swept over this country in the past twelve months. If our state of trade was at Its normal condition wheat would be selling above $1 per bushel, in my opinion. Sixty cent wheat seems to create a sharp demand for "free bread," while dollar wheat has, in the past, produced the price with which to buy the bread, not beg it. Theoreti cally, 00-cent wheat would seem to give more bread to the hungry than dollar wheat, but present conditions explode the theory, and we must accept tho results wlilch have recently been too truly dem- onstrated. The receivers of the great Beading rail road have recently rendeied their report, and It cannot be very cheerful reading for the stockholders. It shows a deficit of $S0O,00O, a floating debt of $8,000,000, and a net loss of $1,700,000 from the notorious McLeod speculations. The Jersey Central has declared its usual quarterly dividend of 1 per cent. Tho earnings amounted to 12 per cent for tho year, but the directors preferred the con servative course, and consequen tly did not change its dividend rate. The affairs of tho Xew York & Xew England are getting quite thoroughly aired in court. The fight for a permanent re ceiver is now going merrily on between three different factions, and the outcome wjll be watched with Interest. Owing to mild weather the anthracite coal trade is very dull, and very few con tracts seem to be under way. It now looks as if bonds would have to be issued to help out our United States treasury. There is now a deficit of some thing like $35,000,000, and owing to the great stagnation of business the revenues of tho government are showing a startling shrinkage from month to month. Brooklyn starts the year 1804 with a gross debt of over $52,000,000. In this connection please note the following per capita rate of administrative expenditures: Xew York, $23.S9, Brooklyn, $17.04, and Philadelphia, $13.03. Moral : The greater the "ring," the greater the taxes. W. P. EAOKIt, Banker and Broker. Congress. On both Friday and Saturday of last week Mr. Boutelle succeeded in holding off the discussion of the tariff bill by. trying to call up his Hawaiian resolution and then raising the point of "no quorum." Friday night the Democratic members held a caucus when it was held' to be the duty of every such member to attend the sessions of the House and vote to take up the'tariff bill. Saturday, when there was again no luorum, a resolution was agreed to order ing the scrgeaut-at-arms to arrest and bring before the bar of the House members ab sent without leave. Monday, under pres sure of this kind, a quorum of Democratic members was secured, an order for the con sideration of the tariff bill was adopted, and Mr. Wilson began his opening speech in support of his measure. Tuesday ho finished his speech and was followed by Mr. Burrows of Michigan, who opened the de bate on the ltepubliean side in opposition to the bill. An incident of the evening's session was the presentation by Mr. Haines of Xew York, a bolting Democrat, of a petition containing 09,810 names of all parties, against the collar and cuff section of the Wilson bill. The petition was com prised In a gigantic volume which required eight men to bring it into tho House. Under tho order of procedure adopted, tho whole of this week is devoted to general debate. Xext Monday consideration uuder the five-minute rule willliegln and continue until the 20th, when a vote will be taken. Night sessions will be held during the wholo period of debate. Dr&erteil the llemocrney. From the White Ttiver Junction Landmark. Two very prominent Democrats of Xew Hampshire have becomo nepublicans AlvahW. Sulloway, and Warren F. Daniel, both of Franklin. They have been firm, consistent members of tho Democracy for years. Mr. Sulloway has at Franklin the largest hosiery mills in New England. Mr. Daniel Is the heaviest paper manufacturer In New Hampshire. The proposo l Wilson tariff will cripple each industry. The gentlemen named do not proposo to help sverthrow their own business and will no longer Identify themselves with the Demo cratic party the foe of American! manu facturers and tho ally of foreign mill owners. Edward W. Converse, senior member of tho dry goods commission house of Con verse, Stanton & Cullen, of Boston, died at his home In Newton, Saturday, aged 07. no was a director of tho .cEtna mills and Na tional City bank of Boston, president of tho Conanlcut mills of Fall Hlver and interest ed In other large manufacturing concerns. Mr. Converse was a native of Weathersfield. i '