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\0 THE VINEYARD.
|ljjrtal Man Is Born for a Higher Destiny Than This Earth. HVE FOB SOME PURPOSE. U,, of the Easiest Things in the World, jr,(i the Most Unpleasant, Is That of FaulhFinding. A Beautiful Longing. I ,i,»orj?e D. Prentice, probably one of most gifted writers that ever added L,v to American journalism, once [j,l It. cannot be that earth is man's ,]v abiding place. It cannot be that hv life is ft bubble cast up by the ocean Mi rnity, to float a moment upon its is aud sink into nothingness. Else l|,v those high and glorious aspirations lliii Ii leap like angels from the temples lour hearts, forever wandering un Itisiied Why is it that the rainbow I clouds come over us with a beauty Lt is not of earth, and then pass off to |av ns to muse on their loveliness? Ihv is it that stars which hold their Istivul around the midnight throne are above the grasp of our limited fac ias. forever mocking us with their Inapproachable glory? And finally, Iliv is it that the bright forms of hu jian beauty are presented to our view ml taken from us, leaving the thou tuul streams of our affections to flow ark in Alpine torrents upon our leartsV We are born for a higher Ifstiny than earth. There is a realm Jrhere the rainbow never fades, where he stars will be spread out before us Ike islands that slumber on the ocean, liiil where the beautiful beings that lass before us will stay forever in our Ires once. The Siilie* of JAfe. I Every life has its purpose for being, that these are not always fulfilled, only Irgues the blindness and recreancy of Hie one who is content to exist, not live In the best sense of the term. Not a plant that springs from the bosom of |he earth but fulfills some part in the (•sign of creation and since this rule Ipplies to the most significant of earth's llijeets, with what reason or sense can Juan hope to evade the universal re fcpmisibility. To merely exist is not to live: it is to carricature and belittle the leiy name of life. To live is to be a living, active force in the world's des liny, and whether one be a great or liumble factor in what his time ac complishes, a factor he must be if he (would not travesty the very idea of liv Rng. All men are not endowed with equal faculties but each can, with the •limitations which the Creator has im Iposed, contribute to the illumining of ltlie load. The tallow dip performs its lullnted part as thoroughly as does the I lighthouse either one could not be Isubstituted for the other, and if the llioadland beacon attracts more atten tion than does the feeble taper, it but ml tills its mission, which the other does iiially well. All cannot be beacons hill need not be humble tapers but whether fitted for beacon or taper, there is apart to be performed by each life, and the fact of real living or merely 'hillying out an existence is determined by the performance. He only lives whose life means something accom plished and something in process of ac complishment. The life of the hum blest blade of grass growing upon the hiil.-jiile is nobler than that of the man win se days have been purposeless. Fault-Finding. One of the easiest things in the world to do is to find fault, and in no place there as many opportunities for in dulging in this kind of work as in the home. There are so many little things occurring among its inmates, where there is a family of any size, such as the misplacing of a garment, leaving a iloor ajar, uttering a thoughtless word, in fact, a great many trivial things that to people inclined to find fault gives plenty "f cause. It is a disagreeable thing to rtiul fault any way, to most of people, yet there are some who seem to like to 'lo it simply for the sake of finding fault. These people do not mean to be chronic lanlt-fiuders, and it never occurs to them that tliey are. They would not for the world, lie thought disagreeable, and hut for this oue trait would be generally very pleasant companions. They have acquired this habit any of their friends will tell you that there was a time when they were not so but they began by noticing every little failing among their acquaintances, and the habit grew with them uutil it appeared a part of their nature to notice and condemn every little fault, supposed or real. They are very far from being perfect them selves in fact, they think so much about other SeC people'jj^lmperfections that they have very litttetime to attend to their own. They Would be grieved and hurt sliould their friends retaliate by noticing every little eccentricity of theirs, and, perhaps, had their friends the courage to do so, it might open their eyes to the unpleasantness of fault finding. It certainly would 2&* »vy^V» 0d Paclfl(1 Jom^h?' 7 Christian Adv Ev«rvH™U!fT COST. som g'1° o- matt6rhow any shon ^all, has Ue,n eyything used about Place °f busines8 g' and 110 costs matter how small it is, or how little its cost, it should in me way be accounted for. The old "mony a n"ckle makes a muckel! should always be kept in siglit. Everything purchased should be thoroughly weighed and its value noted. ihe Pnce paid for a thing is not an ex ponent of its value. Its value consists the return it brings. A book, paper, machine, or appliance is of no kind of value to its owner unless it gives him something in return, or renders an equivalent for time or money expended, and we should "count the cost." A tiling we cannot use, and consequently is of no value to us, is dear at any price we should "count the cost" before buying. Before buying any machine we should see it, or its duplicate, working under all the conditions the machine is calcu lated to work under, and in no case buy a second quality of tool or one that will do a small amount or an inferior quality of work. The cost should be counted, and if more is paid for it than it will re turn to us in work performed, it is a dear purchase. The cost should be counted in buying belting. A poor belt is costly at any price, for it never runs well or pulls well, and costs more in time to lace and relace and patch than two or three good belts would in the end. Lacing should be carefully selected. If you trust to the dealer to select hides of lacing for you, he always has a few hides of poor quality, and it is to his interest to get rid of this poor stock, and if you leave the selection to him you will probably get one of these poor hides, therefore it is best always, before cutting them up, to see how much it will cost you to use it. The first cost of anything is a small item, and not a single thing should be bought because it can be bought "for a mere song." What will it cost to use or run it, comparatively? If it isa ma chine, count the cost of oil, belting, time spent in repairs, and amount and quality of work done in a given time, and compare it with another machine doing the same kind of work. In buying files there should be a close discrimination, for files are curious things to buy. There are thousands of them so poor that a junk-dealer would not run the risk of stealing them, for the cost of carrying them to his pile of old iron would be more than they were worth. The only way to get good files is to count the cost of using, and get hold of some firm like Kearney & Foot, who always furnish a first-class file, and stick to them. Don't ever buy, or beg, or even borrow, an acid re-cut file. Count the cost of hiring labor, and be careful in selecting it. A man may be a good man for somebody, but not for you. A man to be of value in any par ticular business must be adapted to it, and be able to do it with ease and dis patch. Simply because he is a man is no sign that he will be of value to you as an employe. Count the cost of everything in the sense of what value it will be to you in using.—The Wood Worker. HETKX Hi THE SCRIPTURES. Undoubtedly seven is the sacred number. There are seven days of cre ation after seven days respite the flood came the years of famine and plenty were in cycles of seven every seventh year the Sabbath of rest after every seven times seven years came the jubi lee the feasts of unleavened bread and of tabernacles were observed seven days. The golden candlesticks had seven branches seven priests with seven trumpets surrounded Jericho seven times and seven times on the seventh day Jacob obtained his wives by servi tudes of seven years Samson kept his nuptials seven days, and on the seventh day he put a riddle to his wife, and he was bound with seven green withes and seven locks of his hair were shaved off Nebuchadnezzar was seven years a beast Shadrach and his two compan ions in misfortune were cast into a fur nace heated seven times more than it was wont. In the New Testament nearly every thing occurs by seven, and at the end of the sacred volume we read of seven can dlesticks, seven spirits, seven scales, seven stars, seven thunders, seven vials, seven plagues, seven angels, and a seven-headed boarders le a dis- agreeable duty, if duty it might be called, and few people would care to it unless of the same stamp as the fault •tinders, in which case it would do very monster. Such are merely a few instances of the sacred use of the number common to all nations and all religions.— Christian Observer. VO& FARMING. Dog farming is now carried on in China as systematically as sheep farm ing anywhere else. There are thou sands of small dog and goat farms dotted over Manchuria and the eastern of Mongolia where from a portionate coat. a score to some hundreds of dogs are annually reared1 on each farm, and where they constitute a regular source of wealth. A bride, for instance, .will receive as dowry number of dogs pro to the means of her father. It is probable that in no other part of the world are there to be found such splendid dog skins for size, length of hair, and quality, the extreme cold of these latitudes developing a magnificent COL. DUDLEY'S LETTER. IT IS TO BE INVESTIGATED BY THE FEDERAL GRAND JUKT. Figuring on Election Majorities—Contents Probable—The Grand Army Commnnder Appoints His Aides—Other Interesting News. [Indianapolis (Ind.) Bp'cial.] The Federal Grand Jury has virtually received instructions from Judge W. A. WoodB, of the District Court, to return an indictment against Col. W. W. Dudley for aiding, advising, and counseling" an at tempt to bribe voters. The Grand Jury is composed equally of Republicans and Democrats, but politics is not likely to cut any figure, as Judge Woods, a Repub lican, enjoined the jurors not to allow partisan considerations to interfere with their judgment. Coining as this does from a jurist who is Gen. Harrison's confidential friend, who was with him at Middle Bass island this summer, and who is believed to be the choice of the President-elect for the first vacancy on the Supreme Bench, the charge has more than ordinary weight, and its real significance is that the next President is going to enforce the election laws. In his charge Judge Woods did not mention names, but he might just as well have done so, and the indictment of Col. Dudley seems to be a foregone conclusion. Colonel Dudley's friends regret that the famous letter containing a course of treat ment for "floaters" should have made his indictment so easily possible. Democrats who have undertaken the prosecution evince their determination to push it, and they profess their ability to secure a con viction. THE FAMOUS I.ETTEK. First—To find out who has Democratic boodle. ani steer the Democratic workers to them, make them pay big prices for their own men. Second—Scan the election officers closely, and make sure to have no man on the board whose integrity iB even questionable, and insist on Re publicans watching every movement of the elec tion officers. Third—See that our workers know every voter entitled to a Tote, and let no one else offer to vote. Fourth—Divide the floaters into blocks of five, and put a trusted man with necessarj funds in charge of each five, and make him re sponsible that none get away and that all voti our ticket. Fifth—Make a personal appeal to your bead business men to pledge themselves to devote thl entire day, Nov. G, to work at the polls—i. e„ t3 be present at the polls with tickets. They will be astonished to see bow utterly dumfoundei the ordinary Democratic election bummer will be, and how quickly he will disappear. 4 The result will fully justify the sacrifice it time and comfort* and will bo a source of satis* faction afterward to those who help in this way Lay great stress on this last matter. It will pay. LATE ELECTION NEWS. Figuring Up tile Majorities—Contests Like ly to Occur. 7 ILLINOIS. SPBiNGFiEiD, Nov. 13.—The official returns from all the counties in Illinois on the vote for Governor have not yet b$en received at the office of the Secretary of State, but the figures at hand, with Alex ander County official figures missing, indi cate that "Private Joe" will have a plural ity of 13,695, and it is not thought that the figures to come will reduce the tptal below 13,000. IXDIAXA. I INDIANApoiiis, Nov. 13.—Official re turns of the vote for Governor have beon completed. The total is 536,634, against 495,094 cast in 1884 cast for Hovey (Rep.), 263,194 for Matson (Dem.), 261,003 for Hughes (Pro.), 9,776 for Milroy (Labor), 2,661 Hovey's plurality 2,191, against 7,392 for Gray in 1884. Official returns on Presidential electors nre not yet complete, but the returns thus far received indicate that it was only a few hundred in excess of the Gubernatorial vote. OKLAHOMA. I ST. LOUIS, MO., NOV. 13.—The result of the election held by the Oklahomaites in No-Man's-Land was largely in favor Of Territorial government and for thle Springer Oklahoma bill. O. G. Chase was elected delegate to CougresH, together with the entire Territorial Council ticket favoring the Oklahoma bill. The Kansas annexation schemers polled only a light vote. WEST YIBGINIA. I WHEELING, NOV. 13.—The political situation in West Virginia is unchanged. Both parties claim a small plurality in the State, and it will require the official count to decide the result. A canvass of tho vots in the State has begun. It will re quire ten days to determine tho result. A15IZONA. TUCSON, Nov. 13. Mark Smith's (Dem.) majority for Congress is nearly 3,000—1,200 increase over 1886. The Legislature is largely Republican in both branches. DISPUTING A MARYLAND DISTRICT. BALTIMOKE, Mil., Nov. 13.—It is an nounced that the friends of the Hon. Isi dore Baynor, who was defeated in the Fifth Congressional District by Henry Stockbridge, Jr.. have discovered errors in the count which will overthrow Stock bridge's slim majority of 89. An appeal will bo made to the courts for the purpose of securing a recount of the ballots. CAKLISLE'S PEKFOBATED BALLOTS. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 13.—An exam ination of the ballots in Boone, Camp bell, Kenton and Pendleton Counties the Sixth Kentucky District shows that (,5(J2 perforated tickets were cast for the Hon. John G. Curlislo. His majority in the entire district was 6,051, so that if no further search is made there are enough ballots to defeat him if it shall be de clared upon contest that these perforated ballots are void. GEOltGIA'S GOVERNOR INAUGURATED. ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 13 Gov. Gordon has been inaugurated for his second term. In bis inaugural a irtros tho Governor said that he does not bolievo that the Republi can \ictory moans il:e c?egr.iding of any of tfce Southern States by tho enactment of force litis. IOWA COMMTKSIONEBS. Dss MOINES, low i, Nov. 13.—Sufficient returns have been eived from the offi cial canvasses to ma it certain th.it tho Hon. Jo' Mahin has Oeon elected Kail road Commissioner by lioin 1,500 to 2,000 majority ovor Co'onel Dey. This will mako the commission wholly Republican. FAMOUS EI.KCTION BEX. Over )S150,0a0 Keulbwl Oil" One Sack of Flour. Probably tho most noted election bet was that made by liuel Gridley, of Aus tin, Nebraska, in 1*62. He bet that ho would beat his opponent. The teims of tho wager demanded that the loser should carry a sack'of flour from upper to lower Austin. Gridley lost, and the day after eleo^ion started on his trip, accompanied by jtjhe entire population of Austin. The question arose as to what disposition should be made of thd flour, and some in genious individual suggested that it be sold at auction for the benefit of the Western Sanitary Commission. Gridley was auctioneer, and the bag was knocked down for $250. The purchaser declined to receive it, and suggested that it be sold again. The idea took like wildfire, and the bag was sqld agaiu and again, and be fore night the sum of $8,000 had been realized Gridley saw fame for him and bag of flonr on an expedition which im mortnlized' himself, and brought joy and comfort to thousands of suffering sol diers. His reception everywhere was like a Roman triumph, and the people, infected hy the noble work, vied and struggled with each «Aher in their generous. rivalry. Gridley sold his flour all over the West, aud finally exhibited it at the great sani tary fair in St. Louis. Afterward the flour was baked into small cakes and sold at a high price. When the grand total was added up it was found that Gridley's bet had been the means of adding more than $150,000 to the funds of the Western Sanitary Commission. GRAND ARMY APPOINTMENTS. The Commander-in-Chief Makes Public His List of Aids. [Kansas City (Mo.) telegram.] General order numbered three has been issued from the headquarters of the G. A. R. in this city. It announces the fol lowing additional appointments on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief: Assistant Adjutant General, E. G. Granville, of Kansas City. Mo. Senior Aid de Camp, Robert P. Wilson, of Chicago. Then fol lows (the long-looked-for list of aids de camp named by the various State Depart ments: Arizona—George A. Allen, Thomas Hughes. California—A. D. Cutter, O. A. Witherell, H. Ii. BjSBoll. J. H. G. Weaver. C. C. Allen. C. N. Kellogg, R. B. 8. York, Lyman Hotallng, B. E. Houghton J. G. Gerstrino. gpld for the sick soldiers opening before pmrr ATP TUH1 TTXTTP UTV him. He entered heart and soul into the UlllJjJ. UJ) lllu JVIM lull AC. idea, and he started with his now famous Connecticut—Ira E. Forbes, Darwin C. An dijawa, gamuel Miller. William 8. Wells, Chaa. Ml Bowman, Jamei T. Proudman. Dakota—L. K. McOinnis, S. M. Booth, M. a James, E. C. Walton, C. H. Gardner. Illinois—Frederick A. Battey, Charles E. Sin ilair, B. 8. Thain, A. S. Wright, Morris T. Stof- gford, G. B. Welden, John C. ward, F. L. Graham, P. Cooley, D. C. Brinkerhoff, Holmes Hoge, eorge O. Spooner. Iowa—John 8. Woolson, J. Balyrook, G. W. Ctaafa, W. C. Steinmetz, H. W. Wilson, B. L. "Phase, L.E. Erwin, E. M. Scott, O.J. Jolly, N. A. Nergley, E. B. Hntchlns, George H. Nichols. KansaB—Richard Blue, A. M. Fuller, A. R. Green, Mark J. Kelley, E. F. Spragae, G. W, Camp, Murray Meyers, E. J. Li tlewort. Maine—Enoch Foster, Henry A. Shorey, William T. Eustis, Henry C. Levins tier, Joseph B. Peaks, Augustus H. Printer, Hannibal Hamlin, Samuel Ii. Miller, Eliphalet Bowell, William H. Fogler, Henry A. Balcom, Patrick Hayes. Maryland—Alfred 8. Cooper, Edward Schilling, Charles A. Bo ran, Thomas H. Cobarn. Missouri—John W. Noble, Emile A. Becker, R. D. Cramer, R. H. Wren. W. T. Sullivan, Peter A. Ba?hroth, H. B. Kerens, J. W. Beach, Joseph Ii. Moore. New Mexico—Lee H. Budisiile, J. J. Fitzfier rell, Ed J. Savage. Ohio-A. B. Baldwin, Mark B. Wells, Lot Wright, D. L. Lee, Charles H. Jones, Thumas G. HeiTon, A. A. Simmonds, W. B. Shattuc, J. Byron, E. A. Soovllle, John T. Booth, E. H. Sprague, J. W. B. Cline, James Fitton, L. D. Woodworth. Potomao—James R. Brown, Edward P. Bus sell, J. H. Stine, JameB L. Thornton, James Davenport. Tennessee and Georgia—J. J. Weiler, P. M. Bedford, O. W. Norwood, J. W. AndeB, Kemp Murphy, E. D. SmytUe. Wisconsin—W. J. Hillman, Charles 8. Wicks, John Fletzer, Richar.l Carter, William Grover, S. J. Princo, O. W. Carison, A. J. Smith, George E. Smith, M. Mongan, f.. M. Bartlett, S. C. Mc Donald, Thomas Boland. The order then states: The position of Aide-de-Camp is not to he re garded as a sinecure. The comrade honored in this order by being named as Aide-de-Camp on the na.ional staff should bear in nd that he has been select sd for active work. He is the immediate representative of the Commander-in Chiof, and is expected to work, and he iB hereby instructed the 1st day of January, lh8j, and the first day of each month thereafter, to make re port to these headquarters ot the number of posts be has visit- d, the number ui recruits he hat hnd mustered in, and such other matters as ho may deem of interest to the order. The har vest is ripe the Aide-de-Camp should lead in tho work in the field. The amendments to the rules and regu lations adopted at Columbus follow, and announcement is made that the revised ritual 'will be ready for free distribution from the office of the Quartermaster Gen eral and assistants after Jan. 1 in ex change for the old ones. The Commander then calls attention to the 33,583 suspen sions during 1887-88, and concludes with the remark: "Let us never drive a worthy old soldier out of the Grand Army be cause he is poor." A committee to define aud establish re lations between the Graud Army of the Republic and Sons of Veterans is consti tuted as follows: A. R. Conger, Akron, Ohio Thomas Bennett. Rxhmoud, Ind. Washington Gardner, Albion, Mich. AMERICA'S CORN CROP. Tlic Department of Agricuitui'tt £.timatei tlio Vie nt 3,000,000,000 Bushels. Tho returns of the yield of com made to the Department of Agriculture indicate a yield per acre as large as that of 1885 and larger than any other crop since that of 18S0. The aggregate grown on a larger area will exceed that of any previous Ame.ican product, being very close to 2,000,000,0U0 bushels, or about 32 bushels per capita, which has been exceeded in several previous years. Tho average yield of the States is as follows: Ohio, 35.2 bushels Indiana, 35 bushels Illinois, 36.2 bushels Iowa, 37 bushels Missouri, 31 bushels, Kansas, 27 bushels Ne braska, 3G bushels. These seven States produce 64 per cent, of the crop. The general average will fall somewhat under twenty-seven bush els. There is a good supply of maize in nearly all parts of the South, so that com paratively little will be required from the West. The yields of the Atlantic States are moderate seriously reduced by frost on the northern border. After three years of low yield, potatoes give an average of about eighty bushels per acre, or nearly the rate of yield of iS79. BAD FOR RAILROAD PORTERS. A Measure Making It a Misdemeanor Tliem to Accept Tips Proponed in I'- .i RD8. A bill has been drawn up by a piomi neut anti-monopoly member of the Kan sas Legislature, for introduction as soon as that body meets in January, to resu late the operation and coriept the abuse of the Pullman car service. It piovides that the price of berths shall not exceed $2 a.night and $3 per twenty- four hours. The upper berth wheu vacant must be closed to aid ventilation. The maximum salary of the porter is iixed at $2.50 a day insto id of $1.25 a week, the former rate. It makes it a misdemeanor for the porter to accept from passengers any "tips" or remuneration for serviets rendered. The measure also deals with the through and loc 1 tar tt'-i of the service, and wherever any discrepancies have appeared a, remedy has been proposed. Arrested fir Mtir.ler. "Nig" Lee, one of tho supposed murder ers of Robert McClure, who was killed by the McConkey gang of robbers in Dead man's Hollow, near McKeesport, Pa., seven years ago. has been arrested at Nor ristown, Pa. The murder was oue of the most atroL-ious in the history of Allegheny Comity and created great excitement. McConkey, the leader, was hanged for the crime Ave years ago, but the other mem bers of the band,, notwithstanding the large reward offered for their apprehen sion, succeeded in eluding the authorities. Lee has been taken to Pittsburg for trial. MR. FOWOERLfg REPORT OF UNI VERSAL. INTEREST. Criticising Certain Parties An Order Facing Adverse Clrrnmstances Has an Existence of Nineteen Years—Concentra tion of Force* Recommended. [Indianapolis (Ind.) special.] The twelfth general assembly of the Knights of Labor was held in this city. Much routine work was done. The most noteworthy feature was the report of Gen- cral Master Workman T. V. Powderly, whioh, in brief, was as follows To the offieers and members ot the General As sembly For nineteen yeaTS the order of the Knights of Labor has maintained an existence in the face of circumstances the moat discouraging and diS' heartening. Struggling forward in lis infancy beneath a veil of secrecy, it met with opposition from those in whose behulf it contended, Liater on lt faced the world as the advocate of justice for the poor, and found all vho were enemies of the oppressed urrayed against it. In all of these years it has had to brave the taunts and insults of many whose interests it servid. Since the adoption of the declaration of principles, ten years ago, this order has had the opposition of all who despised their principles, but the year whose ending we witness at Btill thiB season has been tbe most trying and discouraging to those whose wish was to see tbe harmonious blending of all elasBes ot workers beneath the shield of knight hood. Many causes combined to Teduce the number of those who swore allegiance to the principles of the Knights of Labor. Their cir culation of false statements concerning the stxength of the order drove away thousands who regarded quantity as being superior to quality in the makeup of the membership of a labor organization. When the rumor went forth from the enemies' quarters that the numbers were dropping down, those members, who looked to others for what they should do themselves, dropped out also. When the divergence of opin ion between the general officers became her alded oadcast by those who always magnified, those memberB who looked for unity among the officers, instead of doing tbeir duty by waiting un til they could replace thoBe officers with others, withdrew from the order temporarily. The story, so often circulated and so wonderfully magnified, of the extravagance of the general officers frightened others, and they, too, stood until this session would assemble. In the ranks were men whoso love of self predominat ed, whose selfish desires could not be suppress ed for the common weal, and on no occasion would they consent to sink self for the good of all. The olt-told story of their grievances sickened and drove many from the order. With an executive board whose memberB were not in harmony with each other, who traveled from place to place denouncing their fellow offloers ana condemning actions that' they were not responsible for, it could not be wondered at that we have lost in numbers. ThounwiBe strikes which were entered upon against the laws and principles of the Knights of Labor swept thousands of our members into poverty and forced them from the order. Add to all of those causes the campaign whioh has just closed in the United States, in which mem bers and assemblies were pitted against each other on a question which never was made a part of the declaration of principles, and on which they could very well afford to differ with out dividing on any point in the lawB or rules of the order, nnd we wonder not tbat there has been a falling off, but that we have passed through the crucial tost with the ranks unbro ken as we find them to-dar. He states that these trials have resulted in good lor the order, and denies auything like offi cial dishonesty, inviting a thorough examina tion of all books and accounts. Many chances are deBired in the constitution, so as to avoid the frequent changos which are recommended at each BeBsion. He recommends the total aboli tion of sections which provide for the appoint ment and governing of examining organizers. The luw as at present framed is a dead letter. An examination of soctions and '23 will' show that in additiou to his other duties the General Master Workman is required to examine tho St'ilfcment o! exuensss as reported by the Gen eral Socretnry." 'The treasury department ehould be held responsible for all mono passing through its channels, and the General Treasurer should bo vested with tUe veto power so far as delaying payment on bills, of which he is in •liTufcJ is poncerned. At present ho thinks the financial affairs are intrusted in too many hands. Tho responsible pSJMiV should be jmrusted with the management of the hiiHUces. After speaking of tho high estimation in which the order is hold by many outside of it, and showing the multiplicity of details he must look after, he continues: "We have been treato.1 to many a discourse during the past year on the subject of ouo-man power. The chief trouble with our order is because of the lack of one-man power. Our power ha3 b3en divided in the past, and it has worked injury to us. The will of this order crystallized into law. and imprinted upon the pages of our constitution by the representa tives here assembled should be carried out to the letter. To do this the duty is assigned to one man to exesuto these laws. Wherethe many execute the laws themselves they always foil where each man interprets the law for himself thero IB sure to be a babel of sound and confusion. Vest in one man the power to execute the laws which the many favor and pass upon allow no interference with that man in the performance of his duties, and you may expect results. Al low every self-seeker, every knave, every dis turber and fault-finuer to interpret the laws, and we have anarchy pure and simple. A pandering to ignorance by some has given rise to tho im pression that the man who railed against the one-man power was a friend to the masses. No greater mistake was ever made. The man who tellB the people that they can all act inde pendent of each other on every issue that arises, and do it intelligently, is a demugogue. No matter how intelligent a people may be, thwy mint meet to determine, not what one man wants, bue wbttr ln best lur all raen. When they meet many cherished theories must give way to practical ideas, and when these are enacted into law and intrusted to tbe hands of one man for enforcement, every hand should be stretched forth to aid tbat one man to carry out the will of all men rather than to have, as I have had, BO many hands stretcned forth to stay the work that your predecessors assigned to me. One mull power is an absolute necessity in order to insure success, but those who confer that power should first know what power to give, und when the end of that mun's term of otiice ar rives they should know whether he has wielded his power in such a way us bcBt to serve his constituents. If he has, accord to him the merit of having done so if not, then censure him, but do not censura him for not accomplishing results when the authority to do so was not placed in his handB, and when the power to thwart his every move was delegated to others, who were sup posed to act in uniBon with him. Men have been p'aced in office with me with whom would not lor a moment associate in a private business enterprise with any hope of success, yet for the sake of the good that might follow silence, forbearance under such circumstances has been observed by me. Fancy the condition which the united colonies would havo found themselves in had the first ten years of tho government of the United States oeen delegated to such men as I have described and the interest of the 3,000,(00 of that day were no greater than those which were plaoed in the keeping of tbe General Executive Board of the Knights of I. abor. Your General Master Workman realized full well his own incapacity to deal with the great questions which fased him, but it was not necessary to retard the progress of the order by placing an equal power in the hands of each member of the General Kxecutive Board, and then expect the General Master Workman to achieve the success so much da llied by all true knights." After remarking the influence of the order on public opinion, he takes up pending questions, saying "The most important questions that onn come before this body for consideration are those of finance, land, nnd transportation. These great questions are up before the people for discussion and solution they must be settled by the peo ple, for it is not the interest of politicians to do so. Those who oontrol our public highways are reaching out with a band of steel to grasp and oontrol the Government itself, and it is indeed a battle tor the supremacy. If the masses re main idle and indifferent the olasses will rule through the power which comes to them through the banking, railway and land monopolies. It is, therefore, a duty whioh we should not neg lect, to aeleet the sections which I have pointed out and place them prominently before our members for discussion. If we do our duty, and if the proper steps are taken, we can compel the campaign of 1892 to be fought out on these lines, and we can so educate the people on these issues that they can discern for themselves the difference between the real friend and the sham when he presents hims --If for the suffrage of the people." Ho recommends that a special committee of three be appointed to take up the matter. He advoca'.na concentration of en rgies on these questions, and further recommends the forma tion of junior assemblies fAr educating younger working people. Matters of interest chiefly to the order come in for a good share of attention, and ho then favors a change of the time of hold ing the General Assembly, believing it comes too close to the election. He says: "It micht happen that in the neat of a particularly excit ing oampuign members would differ as to politi cal methods, and ill-feeling be engendered. Shouldouriinnualsossionbeheldinthe midst of sujh a contest or soon after one, it could not be productive of as much good as one held at a time when every trace of the excitement, anger, and feeling of the campaign had died away." He advocates equal pay tor equal work for wom en. The provisional committee is referred to aa follows: "Scarcely had the gavel fallen on the last act of the Minneapolis session than traitors' hands were raised to destroy what it had taken years of time and patient work to construct. The majority of the last convention were right they legislated as they saw the necessity for it they refused to pass resolutions with which they were not in sympathy, and at the close of the General Assembly a meeting was held in the city of Chicago with the avowed purpose Of disrupting the whole order. At that meeting it waB resolved to orgauize what was called a 'Provisional Committee' for tbe purpose of 'purifvina tho order.' Decision No. 2/0, which iB herewith presented for the action of the Gen eral Assembly, deals with the question of the right of a member of the 'Provisional Commit tee' to visit or otherwise meddle with an assem bly of this order. That decision should be ap proved and a law passed at tbis meeeting which would promptly and forever expel from the order the member who would engage in auch dastardly work as was inaugurated at the meeting of tbe Chicago Provisionals. Reforms spring from noble impulses, but the impulse which furthered ths assembling of 'Provisionals' was bom in hate, nursed in envy, and grew to its present size in the hope that thiB great order would one day be brought beneath the rule of men who do not posBess the courage or manhood to properly rule themselves. No l.esitancy and mawkiBh senti ment should sway us at this Bession. Let us onco and forever put it beyond the power of any man to fight this order or its principles and re main a member. If they will tear down, let them tear from the outside, and let every true honest man in tho order take sides, and either go with those misguided creatares or stand firm and defend tho order from their vile attacks. These attacks upon the Knights of Labor come from the persistent op position which has been shown to the idea of al iowing other organizations to control the Knights ot Labor. Do not misunderstand me, for I do not refer to trades unions. I once referred to this matter at a meeting of this body, and my re marks were twisted and tortured to serve tho purpose of designing knaves who attempted to play upon the feelings of trade union ists. 1 do not mean trade unionists. Their cause and ours are one in the main. The organiza ion of which your General Master Workman speakB is the International Worklngmen's Association, which passed resolutions three years ago to seoure the election of its trusted agents as general offioers of tho Order of the Knight of the Labor. The proofs are in my possess:on. The plans of these men met with but little success, and from that time to the present the members of that organi zation have secretly and untiringly worked for the ruin of this order. There are members of that society who are members of this, who do not favor the schemes of the warring faotions of the International Workingmen's Association, but they are few and far between, for those who are known are intone only on destruction. We. had the misfortune to elect a man who was either a member or a sympathizer, to the General Executive Board, and he has at all times shown a prefer ence for the principles of that organization. An honest man would go with the society which claimed his allegiauce, but men who will deny their connection with other societies will not scruple to destroy the Knights of Labor if the opportunity presents itself the opportunity never presented itself, and they sought to mako it, and failed. You may accuse your General Master Workman of entertaining a bitter feel iug for this element. If so. you are wrong there is no bitterness, but there is a determina tion on his part to dr ve from the order every element of discord, if it lies in hiB power to do so." CUPID HAS_N0 NATION. Marriage of Miss Eudkntt and Mr. Cham berlain—How the Bride and Mrs. Cleve land Were Dressed. [Washington (D. C.) telegram.] The marriage of Miss Mary Endicott to the Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, about which so much has been read and talked, has been consummat ed. The ceremony was performed at St. John's Church and was witnessed by a large crowd of people, the unbidden guests, as might havo been expected, far out numbering those to whom invitations had been extended. Prosidont and Mrs. Cleveland were in attendance, the latter wearing a handsome walking-dress of stone-gray velvet with steel passementeries and a vest or white silk. Three large La France roses were worn on tbe left of the corsage. A white bonnet with aigrette of ostrich tips completed the costume. MB. AND MBS. CHAMBERLAIN. From the church the wedding party drove to the residenco of tho Secretary of War, where a wedding breakfast was served. This was at tended by tbe Pres dent and Mrs. Cleveland, members of the Cabinet, and relatives of the family. Shortly thereafter the bridal party left 011 the north-bound tram. They will return to Washington, and then, after a few .days, sail for Europe. Mr. Cbamberlain has been twice a widower. In 18(51, at 25 years of age, when still with his father, whom ho had joined in 1834 in the wood screw manufacturing business at Birmingham, and before he had achieved a name as even a local celebrity, ho married Harriet Kenrick, a daughter of Archibald Kenrick, of Borrow Court, Fidgbaston. His first wife died in 186!!. Five years after he married Florence, a daugh ter of Timothy Henne, of Maple Bank, Edgbas ton, who died in 187S. Mr. Chamberlain is a native of London, where he was bom f,2 years ago. Miss Endicott has not crossed the meridian of the second decade of her life. Miss Endicott, who is 'a young lady of distinguished feature aud form, on her father's aide comes down through more tban two ccnturiea and a half of Puritan descent from tbe Gubernatorial settler of Salem, in Massa chusetts Bay, and on her mother's Bide has the blood of tbe ancient end distin gui-ihed Salem PeabodyS. Miss Endicott has had all the advantages of Boston culture, she is skilled in tho feminine social arts, and will grace the surrounding* of her husband, whether at No. 40 l'rinccss Garden in the aristocratic section of the British metropolis, or at Highbury Moor Green, the Birmingham home of the dis tinguished British Itailcol. THE ugly fashion of men's derby hats for women's heads seems to be coming in again. They nre disguised as yet with trimming of veiling and feathers, but. they are the regular derbys, and the trimming scarcely improves them. AT! '„,'4 VI 4 •a •1 si A 5 1 Mrs. Endicott and son occupied the front pew, and near them Air. and Mrs. Cleveland and the Cabinet. No foreign notables were present. Miss Endicott looked very handsome in a traveling dress of French grav Henrietta cloth, fashioned with an olegaut simplicity, the color of the gown showing oil to perfection her stylUh figure and heightened color. Ovor a plain skirt the Bolt ma terial was arranged in effective drapery. The tighc-fitting basque was finished in front with a full, soft fold of Burah of the same color, which formed ascarf-liko vest, over which on the right side was it, broad revcrs of the silk in "Direc toiru" stylo. A bunch of velvot of a.darker -shiule with open, work out steel trimming on_the left side, and bows of white Ottoman ribbon. Miss Endicott carried in her left hand three per feet Puritan rosebuds tied with white ribbon. Mr. Chamberlain wore a boutonniare of double white parnia violets. •I