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SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT. B| BEATRICE HARBADEN, CHAPTER A DOMESTIC BCKKB. One afternoon When Mrs. Reffold came to my goodby to her husband before going out for the usual sledge drlvo he surprised her by his unwonted manner. "Take your cloak off," he said sharply. "You cannot go for your drive this afternoon. Yon don't often give up your time tome. You must do so today." She was So astonished that she at once laid aside her cloak and hat and touched the bell. "Why ore you ringing?" Mr. Reffold ftskod testily. "To send a message of excuse," she answered, with provoking cheerfulness. She scribbled something on a card and gave It to the servant who answered the bell, "Now," she said, with great sweetness of manner. And she sat down beside him, drew out her fancy work and worked away contentedly. She would have made a charming study of a devoted wife soothing a much loved husband in his hours of sickness and weariness. "Do you mind giving up your driver" he asked. "Not in the least," she replied. "I am rather tired of sledging." "You soon got tired of things, Winifred," he said. "Yes, I do," was the answer. "I am BO easily bored. I am quite tired of this place." "You will have to stay hero a little longer," he said, "und then you will bo free to go where you chooso. I wish I could die quicker for you, Winifred." Mrs. Eeffokl looked up from her embroidery. "You will get bettor Boon," she said. "You are bettor." "Yes, you've helped a good deal to make me bettor," he said bitterly. "You have been a most unselfish person, haven't you? 5fou have given mo every core and attention, haven't you?" '' You seem to mo in a very strange mood today," she said, looking puzzled. "I don't understand you." Mr. Reffold laughed. "Poor Winifred," he said. "If it is ever your lot to fall ill and bo neglected, perhaps then you will think of me." "Neglected?" she said In some surprise. "What do you mean? I thought you had everything you wanted. The nurse brought excellent testimonials. I was careful In the choice of her. You have never complained before." He turned wearily on his gtdo and made no answer, and for some time there was silence between them. Thou ho watched her as she bent over her embroidery. "You are very beautiful, Winifred," ho said quietly, "but you are a selfish woman, lias it over struck you that you aro seUlsh?" Mrs. Boffoldguvo no reply, but sho made a resolution to wrlto to her particular friend at Cannes unit confide to her how Very trying her husband bad become. "I suppose it is part of Ills illness," she thought meekly. "But It is hard to have to bear it." And Mrs. ReffoUl pitied herself profoundly. Sho stitolicd sincere pity for herself into that picco of embroidery. "I romombor you tolling mo," continued Mr. HelTold, "that slqk people repelled you. That was when I was strong and vigorous. But sinco I have, been ill I luivo often recalled your words. Poor Winifred! You did not think thou that you would havo an invalid husband on your hands. Woll, you were not intended for sickroom nursing, and you have not tried to bo what you wero not Intended for. Porlmfs you wero right, after all." "Idon't know why you should bo so unkind today," Mrs. Heffold said, with pathetic patience. "1 dfci't understand you. You have uovor spoken 11 ko this before." '•No," li" said, "but I have thought like tills before. All tlio hours that you have loft mo lonuly I luivo been thinking liko tills, with my heart full of bitterness against you, until that little girl, that Little Brick, eaiuo along." After that It was same time, boforo ho spoke. Tie was thinking of hln Llttlo Brick, and of nil the plousunt hours ho had spent with her, and of the kind, wine words sha hud spoken to him, an Ignorant ful- . low. Sho was something like a companion. Ba ho wont on thinking, and Mrs. Bof- fold wont on embroidering. Sho was now feeling herself to bo almost a heroine. It IK a very oaay mutter to nmko oneself Into a heroine or a martyr. Selfish, neglectful? What did he mean? Oh, it was just part of his illness. Sho must go on bearing her burden us sho had boruo it those many months. Her rightful position was in a London ballroom, instead of which sho hud to be shut up in an Alpine village—a hard lot It was little enough pleasure Hho could gut, and apparently hot hushund grudged her that. His inunn v to her this afternoon was not imoh us to uncuurago her to ttuy In from lior drive on another oociwlofc. Tomorrow Hho would go sledging. That (lash of light wliioh rovoala our- •elvus to ourselves hud not yet oouiu it, Mrs. Kiiffold. Sho looked at her husband and thought from hU rostfiilnuss that ho had K'>"u i" •loop, and sho was Just beglimliiK U) writ*) to tluit purtloulur frlund at l/unnw tu tell her what a trial she was undurgolng when Mr. Uoffold cullod her to hie side. "Winifred," ho suld 'gujitly, and thoro was tendoriuwg in hU voice and lovo written on ills face, "Wluifrod, I urn sorry if 1 have boon sharp to you. Llttlo Drluk Buys wo mustn't oomo down like slvdgo luuniuora on ouch othur, uuil that in what I huvo buun doing till* afternoon. 1'er- Itaps I Iwvo boon hard. I am such uii III- UOM to uiyvolf that I must bo tut lllnosa to others too. And you wuroii'C itiuuuC for this ubi'C of thing, woru you? You uro a lwjglit, bountiful wvtitmv, und 1 uiu an 1 Unfortunate dog not to huvo boon ublu tu liiulto you happier, I know I am krllu- blu. 1 cun't help niytolf; iwlood I ouu't." This grout, IOIIB fellow >vus go yvurnlng for lovo mid sympathy. What would It not huvo boon to him if •ho hud gutluirod 'him into hur wins und Hootuod ,«11 his Irritability twd sulTerliitf With hov Jovu? But sho pvosBod hUluutduud Itlugod him lightly on tlio uhuok und told him that ho hud boon a llttlu sharp, but that nhu unite \iudoratood, und that sho wan not hurt. Ilor ohnriu of uuumorguveliliusaino wills- fuoUun, und when huvuurdlnu uiuuo la u fuw inluutoH lutev uliu found Mr. UolTulil looking hupplut' »nil moro conteiitod than »hu luul uvur nouu him. Air*. Uuffold, who WIMI ntlltivod ut the lutoiruutlon, ru- voivuil Bei'wmlluu warmly, though tiiwu wtm u oorUiiu amount of nhyuetw which •ho hud liover boon ublo to conquer lit lier- uwdiay's proauuuu. There wus uomotJilutf iu Uw youj'tfw wunuui wUlah nuolloU Mr<*. Reffold. It may have been some mental quality, or it may have been her boots. "Llttlo Brick," said Mr. Rte##i, "'sit It nice to hrtv'O Winifred here? And I have been so disagreeable and snappish." "Oh, We won't say anything about that bow," said Mrs. Beffold, smiling sweetly. "But I've said I am sorry," he continued. '' And one can' t do more.'' 1 ' No, "said Bernardino, who was amused atth* notion of Mr. Reffold apologizing to Mm. Beffold, and of Mrs. Beffold posing M the gracloUs forglver, "one can't 4° more.'' But she could not control her feel- Ing*, and she laughed. ' 'You seem rather merry this afternoon," Mr. Reffold said In a reproachful tone of voice. 1 ' Yes,'' §ho said. And she laughed again. Mrs. Beffold's forgiving gracKnisness had altogether upset her gravity. "You might at least tell us the Joke," Mrs. Beffold said. Bernardino looked at her hopelessly and laughed again. "I have been developing photographs all the afternoon," sho said, "and I suppose the closeness of the air and the badness of my negatives havo been too much for me. Anyway t know I must seem very rude." She recovered herself after that and tried hard not to think of Mrs. BofNld as the dispenser of forgiveness, although it was gomo time boforo she could look at her hostess without wishing to laugh. The corners of her mouth twitched, and her brown eyes twinkled mischievously, and she spoke very rapidly, making fun of her first attempts at photography and criti- cising herself so comically that both Mr. and Mrs, Beffold were much amused. All the same Bernardino was relieved when Mrs. Beffold wont to fetch some silks and left her with Mr. Raffold. , "I am very happy this afternoon, Little Brick," he said to her. "My wife has been sitting with me. But instead of enjoying the pleasure as I ought to havo done I began to find fault with her. I don't know how long I should not have gone on grumbling but that I suddenly recollected what you taught me—that we were not to come down like sledge hammers on each other's failings. When I remembered that, it was quite easy to forgive all the neglect and thoughtlessness. Since you have talked to me, Little Brick, everything has become easier to me." "It is something in your own mind which has worked this," she said, "your own Und, generous mind, and you put it down to my words." But ho shook his head. "If I knew of any poor unfortunate devil that wanted to be cased and comforted," ho sold, "I should tell him about 'you, Little Brick. You have been very good to me. You may be clever, but you have never worried my stupid brain with too much scholarship. I'm just an ignorant chap, and you've never let me feel it.'' Ho took her hand and raised U reverently to his lips. "I say," he continued, "toll my wife it made mo happy to havo her with file this afternoon. Then perhaps sho will stay in another time. I should liko her $o kugw. And sho was sweet in her manner, wasn't she? And, by Jove, sho is beautiful I I am glad you havo seen her hero today. It must bo dull for her with an invalid liko me. And I know I am irritable. Go and toll her that sho luudo mo happy, will you?" The little bit of happiness at which the poor fellow snatched seemed to make him moro pathetic than before. Bernardino promised to tell his wife and wont off to find her, making as an excuse a book which Mrs. Boffold hud offered to I«K! her. Mrs. Beffold was in her bedroom, Sho asked Bernardino to sit down while she searched for tlio book. Sho had u very gracious manner when she chose. "You uro looking much better, Miss Holme," she said kindly. "I cannot help noticing your face. It looks younger and brighter. The bracing air has Uono you good." "Yes, Iain better," Bernardino said, rather astonished that Mrs. Boffold should havo noticed her at all. "Mr. Allitson informs mo that I shall live, but never'bo strong. Ho settles ovory question of that sort to his own satisfaction, but nofoalways to the satisfaction of other people!" "Ho is u curious person," Mrs. Boffold said, mulling, "though I must say hois not quite as gruff as ho used to bo. You Boem to ho good friends with him." Sho would huvo liked to say moro on this subject, but experience hud taught her that Bernardino wus not to bo trilled with. "I don't know about being good friends," Bernardino said, "but I havo u grout sympathy for him. I know myself what It is to bo cut off from work and active life. I havo boon through a misery. But mine is nothing to his," Sho rose to go, but Mrs. Boffold detained her. "Don't go yet," sho said. "It is plcue- ant to huvo you." Sho was leaning buck in an aruiolmlr, playing with tho fringe of an antimacassar. "Oh, how tired I nm of tkfc horrid plncol" she said suddenly. "And I havo hud a most wearying afternoon. Mr, Hef- fold seems to bo moro irrltuhlo ovory dav. y hard that 1 should have to bour nurdiuo Untuned to hur in astonish. ...t. Yes," aho added, "I am quito worn i.ut. Ho nover ui.wl to lx> BO irritable, U Is nil very tlnxtouio. It is ijulto tolling on my health." Sho looked tho picture of health. Bernardino giuiped, und Mrs, Uoffold continued: "Ills grumbling this afternoon 1ms been Incessant—so iiiuch so that ho himself wus ashamed and askixl mo to forglvo him. You hoard him, didn't you?" "You, 1 heard him," Bernardino tmld, "And of couruo I forgave him ut tmoo," Mrs. HelTold said piously. "Naturally ono would do that, but tho vc*utlon runminB all tho tmtno," "Can thetio things bo?" thought Bonutr- diuo to liersolf. "Ho gpoko lu « most ridiculous way," •ho wont on. "It certainly U not encouraging for mo to tinuud another afternoon with him. I shall go sludging tomorrow." "You gouomlly do go sledging, don't you?" Bernardino asked mildly. Mi's. BuffoUl looked ut her suspiciously. She was uovor qulto sure thut Bernardino was not milking fun of her. "It is llttlo enough pleasuro I do havo," sho uddud us though intelf ilefeiiKo, "And ho seonis to grudge mo thut too." "I dou't think ho would grudgo you anything," Uumimllno said, with Bomo warmth, "llo loves you too much for that. You don't know how much pleasure you give him when you spuro him u llttlo of your time, Ho told mo how litippy you imulo him thin ufloniooii, You couhl MOO for yourself thut ho wiis Imppy. Mrs, Uef- fuld, maUo ban happy while you still havo him, Don't you understand thut hi< 1* pussiuB uway from you—don't you understand, or In it thut you wou't? Wo nil t>co It—nil oxeopt you." Sho atopixxl twdtlonly, surprised ut her boldness. Mrs. Beffold was still loaning back in the armchair, her hand's clasped together above her beautiful head. Her face was pale. She did not speak. Bernardino waited. The silence was unbroken save .by the Merry cries of some children tobogganing In the Kurhaus garden. The stillness grew oppressive, and Bornardlne rose, She knew from the effort which those few words had cost hsr how far removed she was from her old former self. "Qoodby, Mrs. Beffold," sho said nerv ously. "Goodby, Miss Holme,"was tho only answer. CHAPTER XIV. CONCEtlNING THE CABETAKEB8. The doctors in Petershof always said that the caretakers of tlio invalids wero a much greater anxiety than the Invalids themselves. The invalids would either get bettor or die—one of two things probably. At any rate, you knew where you were with them. But not so with the caretakers. There was nothing they wero not capable of doing, except taking reasonable care of their invalids. They either fussed about too much, or else they did not fuss about at all. They all began by doing the right thing. They all ended by doing the wrong. Tho fussy ones had fits of apathy when tho poor irritable patients seemed to get a little bettor, Tho negligent ones had paroxysms of attentiveness when their invalids, accustomed to loneliness and neglect, seemed to become rather worse by being worried. To remonstrate with the caretakers would have been folly, for they wero well satisfied with their own methods. ' To contrive their departure would havo been an impossibility, for they wero firmly convinced that their presence was necessary to tho welfare of their charges. And then, too, judging from tho way in which they managed to omuso themselves, they liked being in Petershof, though they never owned that to the Invalids. On tho contrary, it was .the custom for tho caretakers to depreciate the place and to deplore the necessity which obliged them to continue there month after mouth. They were fond, too, of talking about the sacrifices which they made and tho pleasures which they willingly gave up In order to stay with their invalids. They said this In the presence of their invalids. And if the latter had told them by all means to pack up and go back to the pleasures which they had renounced they would have been astonished at tho ingratitude which could suggest tho idea. They wero amusing characters, those caretakers. They were so thoroughly unconscious of their deficiencies. They might neglect their own invalids, but they would look after other people's invalids and play tho nurse most soothingly and prettily where there was no call and no occasion. Then they would come and relate to their neglected dear ones what they had been doing for others, and tho dear ones would smile quietly and watch the buttons bchig stitched on for strangers and the cornflour which they could not get njcoly mado for themselves being carefully prepared for other people's neglected dear ones. Some of tho dear ones wore rather bit- tor. But there wore many of a higher order of intelligence who seemed to realize that they had no right to bo ill, and that being ill and therefore a burden on their friends they must make the best of everything and bo grateful for what was given them and patient when anything was withheld. Others of a still higher order of understanding attributed tho eccentricities of tho caretakers to one cause alone—tho Petorshof air. They know it hud the Invariable effect of getting into tho head and upsetting tho balance of thoso who drunk deep of it. Therefore no one was to blame, and no one need bo bitter. But these wero tho philosophers of the colony—a select and dainty few in any colony. But tharo wero several rebels among tho invalids, and they found consolation in confiding to each other their separate grievances. Thoy generally held their conferences in tho rooms known us tho newspaper rooms, \viioro they wero npt likely to be-intcmipt- od by nnyimrotukors who might havo staid at homo because they wore tired out. Today thoro wero only u few rebels gathered together, but they wero moro than Usually excited, because the doctors had told several of them that their respective caretakers must lie sent home. "What must I do?" said llttlo MNo. Gorurdy, wringing her hands. ''Tho doc- toe guys that I must tell my sister to go homo; that sho only worries mo and makes mo worse, llo culls her u 'whirlwind.' If I won't tell her, then ho will toll lior, and wo shall have some moro scenes. Mon Dion, and I am BO tired of thorn. They turrlfy mo. I would Buffer anything rather than have a fresh scene. And I can't got her to do anything for mo. Sho has 110 time for mo. And yet sho thinks sho takes the greatest possible euro of me und devotes the whole day to mo, Why, some- tlnios I novor seo her for hours together." "Well, at loust sho does not quarrel with ovory one, us my mother does," said u Pol- Uh gentleman—M. Lluhlnsky. "Nearly every day sha haa u quurrul with some one or other, ana then sho cornea to mo and BJkys sho ban been Insulted. And othern ctraio to mo mud with rago mid complain that they Imvo been Insulted by her. Af though I wore to blame I I tell them thut now. I tell them thut my mother's quur- rols urn not my quarrels, lint ono longs fur peace. And tliu doctor tays I must huvo It, und thut my mother must go homo ut ouce. If I tell hur thut, Hho will huvo u tremendous quarrel with tho doctor. As It is, ho will scarcely speak to her, So you fico, Wile. Geranly, thut I, too, am In a bad plight. What am I to do?" Then u young American gpoko. Ho hud boon getting gradually wursoslnuo ho camo to IVuwhof, but his brother, u bright, ttunly young follow, seemed qulto unconscious of tho ticriounniuH of liU condition. "And what urn I (o do?" ho asked pa- thutleitlly. "My brother does not even think 1 am ill, llo ways I am to rouse myself und como slutting and tobogganing with him, Tliun I toll him thut thu doctor bays I must llo quiutly In tho sun. I havo no ono to take euro of mo, no I try tu tiiko a llttlo iKiro of myself, und then 1 nm laughed ut. It U bud enough tu bo ill, but it IB worse whun llioso who might help you u llttlo won't even bollovo in your 111- ness. I wrote homo onco und told them, but they gu by what ho suys, And they, too, toll iui> to rauso mysolf," Ills cheeks were suukon; his eyed wore loailou. Thoro was no power in his voice, uo vigor In ills frame, llo was just slipping qulcUlydown tho hill for want uf proper caro und undorntatidlng. "I don't know whother J urn much hotter off than you," wulduu Kiiglish ludy, Mrs. HrUlHutowor. "I ourttiluly Uuvo a trulnctl mu-Ho tu look after mo, but Hho Is uUogelher too inuuh fur mo, und bho does just us she pleases. Shu la ulwuya ulUng or elso pretends to be, und sho U always depressed. Sho grumblett (rout 8 in tho morning till U lit night. I have heard thut sho is cheerful with other people, bu*< riie never gives me the benefit of her" brightness. Poor thing! She does feel tho cold very much, but it is nob veny cheering to seo her crouching near the stove, with her arms almost clasping it. When sho is not talking of her own looks, all she says is, 'Oh, If I had only not come to Potershof!' or, 'Why did I ever leave that hospital In Manchester?' or 'The cold is entlni) into tho very morrow of my bones.' At first she used to read to me, but it was such a dismal performance that I could not bear to hear her. Why don't I send her home? Well, my husband will not hear of me being alone, and he thinks I might do worse than keep Nurse Frances. And perhaps t might." "I would give a good deal to have a sister liko pretty Frauleln Muller has," said llttto Frauleln Oberhof. '' She came to look after mo tho other day when I was alone. She has the kindest way about her. But When my sister came In she was not pleased to find Fraulein Sophie Muller with me. She does not do anything for mo herself, and she does not liko any one else to do anything either. Still sho Is very good to other people. Sho comes up from the theater sometimes at half past 0—that is the hour when I am just sleepy—and she •tamps about the room and makes corn- flour for the old Polish lady. Then off she goes, taking with her the cornflour, together with my sleep. Onco I complained, but she said I was irritable. You can't think how teasing It Is to hear the noise of the spoon stirring the cornflour just when you aro feeling drowsy. You say to yourself: 'Will that cornflour never be mado? It seems to take centuries.'" "Ono could be moro patient if it were being mado for oneself," said M. Llchin- sky. "But at least, fraulcln, your sister does not quarrel with every ope. You must bo grateful for that mercy." Even as he spoke a stout lady thrust herself lute tho reading room. She looked very hot and excited. She was M. Llchln- sky's mother. She spoke with a whirlwind of Polish words. It is sometimes difficult to know when these people are angry and when they ore pleased. But there was no mistake about Mme. Llchln- sky. She was always angry. Her son rose from tho sofa and followed her to the door. Them he turned round to his confederates •nd shrugged his shoulders. "Another quorrcll" he said hopelessly. [TO BE CONTINUED.] I APPEALS TO SENATORS. Receiving Telegrams and Letters From Constituents. UEGED NOT TOFAVOE THE TRUSTS. •lens of Wavering; Among Supporter* ol . the Senate BUI—Compromise* Ilelng Sug! fested—At the Conference Meeting the | Dumoornt* Found Themselves In » Com| plete Deadlock. WASHI.VOTOM, July 81.—On Monday for tho first time since the tariff bill bus been in conference there were signs of wavwiiig in the strong line - that bas stood behind tho senate bill. "Senate bill or none" was repeated during the day, but less frequetnly and with less emphasis than heretofore. The only explanation for the brief conference is the fact that tho h •!'!?•••; conferees feel the situation is dm:; .:vi^ in their favor. There are many reasons advanced to show this statement has a good foundation. It is known tho mails and the telegraph aro bringing to the Democratic senators urgent appeals to pass n bill which will not favor the trusts nnd which will be in line with the demands of the parly platform. In fact these requests npon the senators are in- dorsement* of the position of the president and the house in the nmin points of difference. That these telegrams aro having effect cannot bo deniwi and have cuusiid the senators who aro most insistent upon the senate bill as regards i:oal, iron ore and sugar no lilllo coucorn. Hmi»u MemhoiM Vliul Cimifurt. The house uitmih.'tra also liu i considerable comfort in thi-ir nmtlvMs of tho speeches nm.l:; Vy the Dciiioci.-ilic st'iia- ators wli n tin- c'lnfiTtmco ili:<:ij.v.''"'nii'nt was beiiiri! NIK senate, in which tii y find thiit but one Democrat Ivnides M;". Hill miule any pledge of Ms vut,', air.l that HS Senator CaltVry, who declared it' tho Louisiana sugar intorcstd wuro not protected ho would not vote for tho bill, None of the other smiatorn, it is claimed, burned tho bridge* behind them, none of them declared absolutely that they would vote against the bill if the one-eighth differential on sugar wus not retained or If the duty on iron ore and coal wits itricken out. But moro tlmu thin muy of the' senators Aoclured their dtwiro to obtain u bill which would aecuro 43 Democratic votes. It U pointed out that none of these senators, not oven Mr. C'uf- -y, havo placed themselves in a position in which they oaunot support u bill f it is returned without a differential [irotoutiou to the sugar refiners and with ouul and Iron ore on tho froo list. OuutprtiinUM IlvliiK Siigguitml. It is known thut u groat dual of pn>s- mro is being brought to boar on tho Democratic umfuruob of tho fuimto to report an agreement with modification* of tho principal items, a compromise being suggested to tho extent of u flat ttd valorem rate on sugar of 40 per cent, with un extension of the bounty to Jan. I, 1BM, free iron ore; coal 40 cent* u ton with H reciprocity provision that coal ilmll bo admitted frtxi from such conn- riiw OH grunt froe admission to coal pro- uced in tho United State*. While this iropoaitiou luw not been submitted with my UB«ertion thut It in an ultimatum of the juuso oonfurtiui, there U a grout deal of ;alk that auch u proposition is likoiy to bo presented. Tills, it is believed, will docuro the votes of the Louisiana stma- toi-6, the two Populists, Allen and KyK>, and Irby (H. 0.). In that event it would o throo other Democratic Boimtors btt- ituloti Hill to defeat the bill und the louse nu'iuboi-6 declare the number cuu- uot be found. Itvlylutf uu thu I'rwuuro, It is a fact tho situation, turning aa t doe* 011 those linos, has caused cousidorublo unousiuoau among the Dom- oorata of the senate, and ospouiully thusu who t»re known to bo steadfast in thoir di'inuivU for the seiiuto bill in iU nmiu 'outlives. The ivllunue of the house upon outside prpssnre and the Democratic sentiment that seems to be rallying flronnd the president and the house from the country at large, is claimed wil grow stronger from day to day until the senate conferees will be compelled to yield. The prestige which the administration obtained in the conference over ths unconditional repeal of the silver purchasing law has been pointed out as being eridence of a determination now, will the backing of the Democratic leaders in the hous a , to bring about a similar resull on the tariff bill. Democrat* In • Complete Deadlock. The tension between the senate anc the house was as marked at the close of the session Monday as it had been at any time previous. The Democratic members of the conference found themselves in a complete deadlock when they met during the afternoon and the full con ference called for 1 o'clock fonnd itseh 1 •without business before it when it convened. The full conference did not continue to exceed 15 minutes and the proceeding* consisted in a statement by the Democrats to the Republicans that the Democratic conferees had been unable to reach an understanding and a suggestion on the part of Chairman Wilson of the house conferees that the conference adjourn subject to the call of the chairman, •which suggestion was acquiesced in by the Republicans. Ex> Speaker Reed'* Impression. The impression which ex-Speaker Reed obtained of the situation was embodied in a rough diagram which he drew while the conference was in session, which represented the senate as a locomotive rushing down a steep grade under full •team. Stretching across the track and directly in front of the engine is an immense well supported bumper, which is tabled "House," the Republican house conferees being represented' as safely lodged in tall trees. "That is the situation," he said. "We all know what must happen when irresistible forces strikes an immovable object." This is as much a statement of the situation as could be obtained from any source. Democratic members of both hoosec aooreciate to the utmost the extreme gravity of the situation, The Democratic senators who will say anything on th« subject say that to all appearances the house conferees are as unyielding as they have been at any time. It is stated that at the Democratic conference the house members appeared even moro deter mined than wer to maintain their posi tion. Occasionally a Democrat con!(! be found on the senate side who would express the hope timt the house ferees would co»t'.<r>t theinsalves with tho tacit demonstration of disapproval and subsequently agree to come to the senate terms. Conferences among Democratic leaders in the nenate and between these senators and Democratic members of the house were frequent dnrinsf the day after the conference adjourned and they have been held with the view of harmonizing the difference if possible'. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. Renntv unit Holme Uinagree on the Itunslan Thistle A|ii>ro}iri»tlon. WASHI: :TON, July 31.—The senate wore an rspect of peace and serenity Monday, in striking contrast to the excitement ft' last week. Vice President Stevenson mid returned and occupied his accustomed seat. Among tho bills introduced was one by Senator Allen, to provide for the issue of $50,000,000 in treasury notes, to bo distributed pro rata among tho states, '-for the relief of tho worthy poor." It was referred to tho finance committee. The report of tho conferees on the agricultural appropriation bill, announcing an agreement on all the amendments but the ono appropriating $1,00'),000 for thu extermination of the Russian thistle, was, agreed to. Tho swiato formally insisted on this amendment and sent the bill back to conference.. The house juint resolution, further extending tho appropriations until Aug. 14, was passed by the somite. llutolieion After (Ho TnitU. WASHINGTON, July 81.—Representative Hutcheson of Texas has. introduced a resolution for nn amendment to tho constitution to give congress jurisdiction over trusts. The amendment proposed is reported as follows: "Trusts and monopolies dealing in agricultural products or other articles of prime necessity shall not exist in the United States and congress shall huvo power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation." Nuimte I'ouflruiatlons. WASHINGTON', July HI.—Following nominations wore confirmed: William H. King, associuta justice of tho supreme court of Utah; Charles 11. rlobinsoii, pension agent at D<.<« Momm, la. Poatmastow: John K. Kluirmun, Wahoo, Nub.; W. F. KITIIS, Tfkamah, Nob.; Churliw 8. Shiutnn. Maivnu'o. la. Wheels were made to go Round. wnt) made to muke wheels go round easy. It's Uio Blu'kest grcuso you over *u\v. Costs no more thuu tho old und poorer kimls. Bold by ull dealers. Ask for it Wadham's oil and Grease Co. MILWAUKEE, WIS. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. A TTORNEY and COUNSELOR AT LAW. rV Practice In all state and '.ederal ooafML Commercial Law a Specialty. Office over Flrnt National Bank, Cnrroll, Ion*. W. R. LEE, A TTORNEY. Will practice In all state and M eral courts. Collection!) urn) nil other business will receive prompt nnd careful attention. Office In First National bank block, Cnrroll. I F. M. POWERS, A TTORNEY. Practices In all tti« courts MM makes 'ollectlone promptlr. utllceon Fifth itteet. over Shoemaker's grocery store. Carroll la GEORGE W. BOWEN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. 'Makes collection! M* J* transacts otherlegal business promptly. Of Joe in enmth Block, Fifth St., Carroll. A. U. QUINT, A TTORNEY AT LAW, will practice In all tb* Court). Collections In all parts of Carroll c nintj will bare clonest attent'cn. Office with Northwestern Building and L-vm Association, south aide Fifth street, Carrol., Iowa. A. KESSLEB, A. M. M. D. OHY8ICIAN AND 8UEGKON, Carroll, lowm. 1 Office In the Berger building, south Bid* Main street. Residence corner Carroll an* Sixth streets. DR. W. HUMPHREY, QENTAI, SURGEON. Teeth »»uii.*4 Tiiuui'Ub |Sdlll . of nitrous oxide gas. over First National Bank, comer room, tsrroll, lowa. L. SHERMAN, Gas administered. All work to- Buaranteerl. Office on Filth 8t» over poittnice, Carroll, Iowa. WM. ARTS. .1. . . rrcsld«»t JOHN NOCKKLS. . . . VicelFreeldea* J- P. «ES9 Cashier OOE8 A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. Loans Money at Lowest Bates. Accords to its depositors every ncconuaodt- tio» conslatant with sound banking. jy Buys mid jScHs'Hmnc «?ifl For- cign. Exchange. . L, CuujKKTaoK Preo. R. E. CODDRN, CaabMr TRANSACTING A GENERAL BANKING BUSINKSS Lands Bought and Sold, Titles Examined and Abstracts Furnished. FIFTH 8TKKKT, CARROLL, IOWA. NEW HARNESS SHOP THEO. OSTEN. Prop. An entire new and complete atomic of *.Harnese, Saddles, Whips,* Robes, Fly Nets Ana everr tiling usimllj contained In a ni«t{ establishment of this klnil. All work warranted to be II rut la every particular. Kepairlug Neatly ami Cheaply MiliiWi 1 f~ ^— (ilVK ME A THIAL. Opposite Uurke's hotel . Carroll, low*. 5 SEBASTIAN WALZ DMlM IB Boots and Shoes. I Mf* M feM« • Mil M4 M«ptoU llM 0 LADIES' AND CENTS' SHOES I Ik* nil M< WIntM Trari*. ThtM e«*4s M» «t UM Uteit aWt Miu mrr au»M OtU4r*n'« ebo*f • •peoltll}. * Fourth. O.UIROUU U OLD EELIABLB PIONEER "MKATMAKKKT. If. MJTJA, J>r«prt*or. rrwlb imt tell Mute, U» V«l Id , QAMB MwkM tor B«ffc «. B1ITBM, i»w ttVMff. Q49N9UM I

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