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3otm Gray's CORNEE. On new'fall poods. While many mer- chauts are stuck ou unseasonable Rnoils and are'usliiR every menus possible to put Uie-m onto their customers, John Gray comes to the close ot tho season In grand shape and is able to talso ad- T»nui»e of the very low Eastern market*, for cash and tfvfcs bis customer clean now fresh soods-away below old carried over stock. P. S.-Coiuc and see tho difference. DAILY JOURNAL of the two metals and the equal power of evci y dollar at nil times In the markets nnd In payment of debt, and'we demand that all paper currency shall be kept at par with and redeemable- in such coin.-WE MOST INSIST UPON THIS POLICY AS ESPECIALLY XECESSAHY FOR THE FROTEC TIOX OF THE .FARMERS AND LABORING CLASSES, THE FIRST VND MOST DEFENSELESS VICTIMS OF UNSTABLE MONEY AND A FLUCTUATING CURRENCYv- Demoenitle platform, 1802. o nal Company, _r « xvRt(4HT ........... , .Proaldent I' HARDY. ..-'.'.... ....... Vice Present C. W. GRAVES ................... Secretary g. B. BOYER .................. ^..Treasurer ~— ' tj oo Price per Annum ......................... "•" per Month ................. .......... Official Paper of City and County. HCntercd an second-class mnlV-mntter at tko Lotransport Post Office. February S, REPUBLICAN TICKET. EY JIl. ofOlilo. ror WILLIAM MB* Fur Vlt«j-iT«-miiiji", GAKKETT A. IIO1IABT of Sow JiM»ey. JAMES A. MO'JXT of Montgomery county Fur Llmitrimnt Gav«rnor, W 8 MAOOAKU of Tlp|>m:>»H'« County. ' ' For Secretory of State, I V, OWKX of Cll»» County. For Auditor of Suite, •ERICUSC-UAlLKVof lioone county. For TrtinnuMT of State, SC1IOI.Z of Vanilerberg county. ' i'or Attorney General, W1M.IAM A.KKTCHAMofM,,rloncounty ForK«]iorl«r of Supreme Court, OHAKLKSF.KKMV of Hurtholoinew Ai,™p*lBt e .«l«»tof Public induction, B. M. CKKTIXG of Harrli.oiico.-ity For Stale St»tl«tlcaii, g J THOSirSOJ* of Shelby county. »or Ju»lB«"> of the Appellate Court, Flrnt Dlntrlct, - WOODFOB»M01H>'SO> ofGlbson county """ Second. Dl.trlct, •W K HKNLHV of Ituiili county. Third Dlntrlct, i- D W.COMSTOCKofW».vm> county ^ Fourth DUtrlct, JAMES B. BLACK „«' M.rion county,. , U. z, W1LKV of lleiiton connty.- Kltict«rrt at t-aruo, pi. G. THAYKK.CHAS. F. JONKS. FOB COGKES9, GKOEGKW.STEKLK. yor Joint KBpre-enmtlvc, . W1LSO.N ofC«»« conntj. JSlio.ecutor-CHAHI.^ K. UAI.K. Wat Sherlir-I. A. AE ASIS, ForSnrveyer—A. H. iOt •ywCoroner-BB.J.A. jB>»A«e«»or_J<WEFrjnARll JlrCommlMloner, Flr.t Dl.tr.'ct-JOHN IBBAHAM SKIDES-EK. COMPAEi'- TEEM. "The Hepubllcan party !,» unreservea- ty for sonnd money. • t caused the en- •xrtment of the law providing for the wmimptioB of upecle pay.-nent8 In 18T-0; .. stoce then every dollar has been aa good M eold. "We are uraalterably opposed to every meagnre calculated to debase our cur- «ncy or topalr the credit of our conn- try. We are therefore opposed to the free coinage of silver except by Jnter- flatlonal agreement with the lending «ommerclal nations of the world, which we pledge ourselveg'to promow, and until then such gold standard must be pre- Mtrecl. "All our silver and pnper currency most be maintained nt parity with fold, and we favor nil measures designed .to maintain Inviolably the obligations of the United States and all our money, whether coin or paper, at the present standard, the standard of the noet enllshtened nations of tbe earth/' —Republican platfoi-m. "We demand the free and unlimited . coinage of both gold and silver at the - present legal ratio of 10 to 1, without watting for the aid or consent of any . other nation. We demand that the standard sliver dollar shnll be a full legal tender,-equally with gold, for all debts, public opd private, and we favor such legislation as will prevent the • demonetization of nriy kind of legal ten„. 4er money'by private contract.—Demo•• jretlc platform. We demand free and unlimited coin- tse of allver and gold at the present le- .tfal ratio of 10 to 1-PopjillBt platform, 'l862. ". •• ' ' " • We hold to tbe use of both gold aad «Uver as-the standard money of the country; nnd to itlie coinage-of both gold •nd silver, -without -dtocrlmlnatlng •jplnet either-metal or charge for mlut- tge, tat the dollar unit 'of coinage of both mctate-must be of equal Intrinsic and exchangeable value or be adjusted- through International agreement or by •och «Qfeguard8 of legislation as ehall .Iwore tbe, maintenance-of tbe parity THE LATEST PLATFORM, Tlio Populist platform dochircs thsit tlie.C'Oiitracilon hi the XiUlon;il <:ur- reiivy is c:ius!.iw flnsmcliil H's. -lust' abov'o nlib ,-itJirwiion.t Is au cnuinerntlon Of mil :uiil wtHtfify ctiusw for tlie condition the i>l;iM'o™i deplores, rnji^t iilnss livUlatiiin. f!ivorlu« foreign labor mid mihslde producuvs; paralyzed Industries. s'.oppiuR rll< -' dlstribu-tlon oC wn'scs ami flic c-li-etilii'tlon of w-ape moucy, tliousiiiids oat of wiiiiloj-iTiont,.-- with nothiiKf to spuml. ;u«l istapnantmoney as a resuU: property vnlunllnim-.falllu'p. IKH.IVU."O there Is uo dcminid t'of'or ability to purchase property; incrcaslns bonded iiKlobK.Hlncss', vcsii'ltin^fvom' n failure of !n.ws to wise (tnfflcltht tev- ciiuc for pnnioscs of povemmciit iiwlu- tenance nnd State, comity a,n<l municipal bonded debts. firowraK out of wh-beli nrc Improvement* that no one would wish undone. The Poi>ui!ist« -Insist tlmt contraction of tlie curroncy I.-: beldiul till the woes, ami that tlun-o lins lx?on a consplr- a^' of uaitlonnl ba.ukers :md. bnUlou hrokci-s to briiis about the coinlitloii, Fnrtlioi- on Hie "phitform declares for the free and iirilljiiitcd coinage, of tlic bullloj) of a certain class oC liulllon brokei-s at the flisliouest ratio or 1C to 1. It IA iissuinol tlmt the unrestricted eolmigo of IwtJi me-tals will expand the currency. lUie aa-tumptlou is •-unwrtr- rauted by fncls tu.tlie experience of. tills muion. It is uot disputed that'Uic best money Issued by a- aovernmcJitAvlll po out of circulation wlieu It appreciates over so little. Tho free coinage of silver dollars at 10 to 1. or 33 cents worth oC metal to the dollar, woula moan, tlie withdrawal in advance of $010,000,000 lu sold. Tlierc is n contraction in tlio currency tlmt would moan an approach toward tlie bankruptcy Populists rnlk nbout. If that Is not enough, tlie re- malutng silver dollaiw, coin already minted, would be cut lo tne value of tlio bulliou contained, It being, a fact tlmt a standard money must He worth all it represents. Here Is another contraction, soinncli dreaded by Populists, amounting to aibout ?300,000,00p. Here Ls 11 $910,000,000 shrinkage: Could the country stand. Jt? In nddltl(fa;'to this- the notes, wovtli 100 cents, Dnscrt. on Bnltl, would be reduced to corraspoiid ivltli -the sllrer'basls dollars, and this wotild mean an'additional contraction of ?237,r«00,000. The total is aipplUng. Is it any wonder Mr. Bryan said in a burst of fmnkuet-B that ihe passage of a free coinage act would have a tendency to cause a panic? There Is .sonie difference between n paulc and-'absoluto ruin. The country cannot stand wjcjh "horolic-tren-timent" as H here proposed. Mints would imve to be bulH at every cross-roads, and be kept constautly running for many years before the shortage in the medliuin could be made up. How, in 4be meantime, would business, be carried on? There would'be another i;(*ue of depreciated paper with which to build the new mints and feeep..thc country moving. It Is not certain that the Populists would be more prompt than itoe rest ot the people .to accept this paper at Its face value. The rwults cnnnot be calmly con-tem.pla.tca. Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report It Is not at all probable that the next House will have a. ..majority favorable to the free coinage of silver at a ratio of 10 to 1, When it becomes a demonstrated fact that Uiere Is no danger^of this country adopting the silver standard In conducting the business of the country, prosperity will come again and, wltl) lower taxes on the necessaries ot life, cveiy kind of business will boom again. —Pharos editorial, March 12, '90. populists ask for a just distribution oif wcnMh. Whflt more just and rightly dtaerimtaatinfi distribution could tliore be UMn ttuit wlilch comes when labor recdverJ to bomiwt wage. The: real ihothod dealiwl l>y tJte people of oil- parties, te tbait which pixivWes Cor nil steady work, sitendy 'pay, nnd an Increase I-iD Wie amount of -It. Protection lios doow this. It will do It agaJn.,- Will repudiation, of one-half ;of the delks keep off tlie bankniptcythVPopu- lists mention'In '{heir platform 1 !'--:. Will- not sutli nctloai rathci- hasten tlic collapse' oif the country's credit, wh'rch'.?!s tlic baiTler between tlie people and-ruln at any time. Wlthb'rit credit -Susloess would uof exist.'. An :'attnck on credit s iiti rissault on;.j>nsl- HARD rTMES AND FREE SILVER. Ch«»p Moan Fro.loctlTo of Comm«rcl«l DftprcMlon. Tlie Clarksvilje (Tenn.) Leaf-Chronicle has the following: ' . "There is not n- first-class commercial country on earth' now tlmt has free coin- ag-c. "There is not a fren silver country on earth that has ns much as five, dollars per cayit* in, circulation—all kinds of "There is iii'civculo.tlon in' the United States S24 per capita, or $10.50 more- per capita than any free silver country on earth. i "We have more in circulation to-day than ever before, nnd more per capjta, than any free ailver country on earth. "Our dollar will buy more sugar, coffee, flour, meal,', meat, medicine, hardware and clothing than in 1873: "A bnrrcl of corn, a bushel of wheat or 100 pounds of tobacco will,buy nearly double as cinch/of tho articles that farmers consume as the same kind ; of corn, wheat or tobacco would buy' in 1873 ~' -"""'"-' ''"•-• '.".'. ' "' '. "The wages, of the laboring man will buy double tiii much, of the necessaries of life now'aVt in 1873, and his wages have not been, reduced one-fourth as much as the purchasing power of bra money has been increased." All of tbo.above propositions we assert without the fear of intelligent contradiction. Then, if it be. a fact that no free silver country ori earth has as much as flve'dollara i>cr capita; and if It be n fact'that we have about $24 per capita; and if it be a :tact that we.have. more silver in'circulation per capita than any free silver country, .lir the world; nnd if It be a fact thafthepur- chasing power of ovir' dollar •it- now about double what it was in 1373; and that the products of the:farm will purchase niorc.-necu.ssaricjR : of life than in J873, our free sUverJrjemls will have to hunt harder for thej-hord times complained of.' They 'cato't charge it to ft reduced circulation or higher price«.— Galvesttm News'. '::' '-"••<'' The Frein-Coppor MoTeraeot. The silvering should not delude htm «elf -w-ith the tdeS'thmt the only eneniy ho -has to combu't i»:tTie goldbug: There ore others. The copper bug is abroad in the lood. .His, arguments arc.,^"'"'"'' fixed lodgment in the minds of,.-, . -who have rejected the goJdbu'g.snd'the silver bug.''Every argument advancec for free silver applies with 'grefvtei force to free!copp«r. The widow's mite WBB cORpar. The money of the,poor i« copper. It-haa been coij«ed;intp mdnej by nearly all the nations .of the.e»rth foe a thouaand.-years.. If the.pov.ern ment with' its stainp eiih make. 53,p«its worth of silver worth a full'dollai-, II can make three-tienV worth of coppei worth one dollar. If tie 5.1-cebt »ilvei dollar will "bring-proepcrity-iaid tivt money to all the people,.tbe .three hen copper dollnr wUl.brtag those blcsrin(f! in. greater measure', 'if the debtor:con save 47 cento on every dolla» under free silver, he cJurf'saW-OT cento on everydol laj by payinu witt ft three cent .copper dollar." :The:copperbug.certftinly HOBO •better «oh«me than,-.the silver bug. I the arguments of..the .silver bug an sound, those of the .copper .bug ore sounder. But .let 'ua : ' suspend ji! ment, brethrr.n'.'uhtil we hear from roan with the leather * " Timeg-Herald.--' '' ' : Wby. Voi Ten-Cent DolisnT . We' all' Know' that'ttiis country^c«n sustain a limited, amount of ail'vcr.cur- lency at 'a'.rutio'of "sixteen to one, because it is aJreadj-rdoing It. Butifltcan mstnln an unlimited- un'unnt coined a the »n.mo ratio, why can itnotsiistoln i at a ratio .of..three to one? .In other words, why'can it not striVe froai ou ten cent pieice'tile 'jnscriptMHT !'<m dime" and 5 make it "one dollor?!' I this' be prncticabl&—and it seems tc nre thnt the one is as practicable aa th other—is npt-.the; prpposition of unlim ited sixteen to on*, an-extravagant an useleas wa«te ot thie moist valunbls com ;n»dity wb'loh'Vthp world bos -ever 'known ? It appeari'thnt.theTe are-great, er possibilities-open to -the advocates of the.white;m;etal than even t 1 -—''••— BB yet -eon'celveilJ—T. F. Rice.. OUR TRADE INTERESTS. FoUow tho Wnei o* Leait Monetary Be ABSOLUTELY PURE NO 1IATTEH OF PltlXClPI-E. Now York TrlbujH 1 : Bufore lie mis nominated :it St. ton I.* Mr. Bryan sa'nl that'll' His ninniiiiiR mate was not named lie wiWied to liave his ow.n name withdrawn.. Tin.' nomvcjition did • not liccil his wlstes, if it knew ot tilicm, and now ino one i.s aston-Islicd to see the candidate with the ropuj;sr itut and his wfflliinfrntsR to swallow it, if Hie liook Is not too plainly In .sight. fli; is simply pln.yJns rlio part of Mr. I'-adiiK-Both-'Wa.vi*. jijunt for 'wliicli he w pec-nltariy well fitted. If lie can Rata wMiM.'tlilnK by acCKptliis lie will accept; If not, not There appears to be iw quesl.ion of principle In llic case, so far as Bryan Is concerned. IB declaring for the free coinage of silver independently of all other countries the Chicago convention in effect declared for .a different and lower noney standard than that used by the reat.commercUa nations with which •c trade.' Trade and commerce follow he lines of leftist monetary resistance, and out'- of total merchandise imports nd'exports lost year of $1,130,508,130 nly $103;S9S,827 .was from single silver tandard countries—less than 11 per ent. . •• . , • Even in. our South, Aroerica-n trade, bout which'so muah has been saJd, ut of a .total of $145,093,055 only C per ent., $S,'«91,853, wns with silver atand- rd countries, while 72 per cent., $105,17,864, -was with single gold standard ountries,, nnd $31,483,338 was with bi- metallicicojintries. Practically speaking, all bimetal lie ountries are on a gold basis, theirlegril tender"silver being exchangeable for gold, but the bimetallic trade is small. Jet Europe serve 03 the example. While much tea*:than half of its population has thci-jsingle gold standard, the fol- owing.table shows our tmdc: th Repudiate—To refiwe any longer to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim, to .cast off and "disavow; to put a way;'to renounce.—Webster.' Is this the plan by which tbe debtors of this nation; pro; pose"to secure' benefit? It 'nun been shown that the descent to a sllver'stau- dard means repudiation of existing obligations by one-half. . : I'M Nor Tbe silver iaeif-glve away . when they 'Hay I that free .coinage; wi! •"Increase, pricSs.". The,one nnlvewa human Interest is cheapness The idea condition would be one wherein all de nimble things were produced without any c6»t 1 'at«ii: Every'advance toward Hut condition—that 1» tb-.'iay,'. Jverl .elimpenin&'bf-tLe neee«inrie»'o:f itfe—ia a great 1 . jfuin'"for everybody.-.-On the other handv-every .lncrea»e.in -.tlte "prip of tbe: oeceMariq* of : llfe IP a dliwpi NH Norway. Denmark., Turkey — loumanttt 1 : 7,183,928 Spain ... 8,800,lE3lGrc<-op ... ' 2,139,43.1 All other 19,330! Total .. 81!, 316 '»56,322,7« »u«.», .««"= .»•« standard. I9.M3.244. To classif v by standards, the total for- •ign commerce of the United States will iurprise inany: Gold. Bimetallic.' ""— 448 1 B-'S 072 iiuin.o *t •*'*""•'" -.,"— y": ,••—•>-" Unclassified, 12,161,705. - 6ivr'trade'and commerce are not only ori ''a 1 gold- basis," but are on '.'a' single gold standard." To adopt silver'mono- mctallie.in;.!whleh independent i ree.coin- age. wopUl .surely produce here, as It has everywhere" else, would be to permit Europe to fix' the price of our surplus products' on a gold basis, while. It could pay'lis-fn our own legal tender silver doilaVs coined freely out °*_ 53 J;f ntB worth erf-bullion. wnj inn F»»orltl§mf .;j" Silver can be profitably produced in this country at'GO-cent* an ounce. It ii 'now'selling here for ft fractiop over 09 coots. 'tThe mine owners aiMC.vond.the •Chicago convention, is ready'^tp agree that the,government shall make..their product-worth. $1.29 tor coinage: purposes. ""Why this favoritism?- If the government—which' means- the taxpay em—ia to double the value, ;o(- '.silver -bullion why-may-it not- logically -be askedv to double the value of wheat, corn cotton and potatoes, by making an "unlimited" market for them at o fictitious.price7, The silver productoi this 'country Is relatively of mim- im portence. Its real value In 1805 was nbmit $32,000,000. The copper produe wa8>M'OT.th-$38.000,000; pig iron, $105, 000,000 and..soft coal $135,000,000. Wh; should .these products be sold nt com merciaf rates' and silver be doubled in money 'v'hi-Hc''by net of congress? The silver craze'is: Bt bottom, unjust pater nalism ottd the worst bunko gnaw eve 'attempted, In this country—N. * AVorld-,..... .., • '_. • • ' ••'!'••-; cnowe'Xour Metml. Our.,f ree silver friends tell w that sil ,ycr is just as good as gold. If sp, who- 'harm results to anybody from allowing the creditor of the bank or governmen to'nmk'e-his choice of metals? Why, a* any -rat«V object to paying debts in the kind. of'Tnctals borrowed? 'If a wive mon prefers silver to gold, either.gov crnnJCTit-or banker must pay it to him. and for all debts, all taxes, all. obligations due .the .nation, Btatc, county 01 iirJunlci'pality; silver is now ft full tender- and : to all intents- and purposes primary• 'money.—Medina (0) Gazette, Vote with Tonr Er«« Open. Howe you 'a bank aicoount of $200. o $300? Vote for.free coinage and yo> vote ; -to'withdraw only half the valu (n vwr UT*IJ«>« «. ' **•" — f' .certain as is the fact that; 50 cent.doJ law williixay; only heJf am much M 1« pent dollar*.. -.. -. ,'-.-_ , : Wny Gold It Export**- : . / A »imrle whKe metal standard paper »ay» thst«ohijs going ou'tevery, veek : and that tout |or silver tbecotmtry,»oo- vwcuid be" destitute of coini M .»•».« not'ior •nver, gold would /toy »t home —Chicago Chronicle, -V ,' '. . THE HEAT AT KENNETH. Tho-employes :it Kotinoth nro suffor- 1^ from tlie in to use hftir. Yesterilsiy hero weiv fully OUR hundred of tlie nymvii who quit on account of tlic o;it. They go to the foreman .-ind =ny licy cannot stand it. a.nd of course they ™,-t IK; 1ft off. In con.«?<)uencn the liiarrios are aiot workiiiR full fo:-ce. SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC. Ttie ,-mmi:il picnic jrivon by the rnir- •io\v SinuUiy scliooi «-ill be held nt tin! >]<! ^roands p-levon mito iinrtli of la- ansiMrt. Sativrday, August Slh. 1SOG. Ivory body invited. Warrants have been Issued for Hie &r- wt ot Providence Hoirman, Minnie -roffin.-in and I.i/.xie Eckhart for :il- xl fn-spassinc. Tlio complaints were undo by .Tneob E. Oolpplnger and Charles Ed\v:irds, who reside In Wbito- iilo's socraul addition to the city on Pratt street. It alloced that tho defeuJ- •ints conducted iliem.-=elvtw :u an im- ix;r and boisterous innnner on.the .sidewalk of. the 'plaintiffs; that al- uouch ask«l to, and llually coiumand- >d to move, they refused to go. The aw'says-that tlic o^viier of the properly owns the laud to the center of the street. The actual running time in the relay bicycle race Tuesday was 13 hours and 23 minutes, thus breaking the record of 10 hours lor 200 miles. One of tbe most important features ot the race was the exceptionally fast time which Skinuer nnd Grant made from this orty to- Delphi. The distance, 2S miles, was made ,n 1 hour and 2S mjniutos. They were delayed two minutes here and at Cam den by trains. mile in 3:08. Tlicir average was a The conceit last ulffht at Spencer park by the Military band was largely attended. The concert was given by the street car company, who will continue to -bear die expense as long as the profit? and weather will permit. The next concert will be given on next Tuesday evening. Waterman, the man who was arrested iipo'u the charge of stealing a watch from Mr.' Overman, the Third street piauo dealer, was released upon his own recognizance. There was thought to be enough evidence to convict him, but Mr. Overman .refused to prosecut" him and therefore he was released. MILITARY MANEUVERS. Gen. Merrltfi PUnt tattitr. Mil** »nd tb< W» Department. ' ' Gen. Merritt's plans for the September evolution* of-the garrisons In his department have been approved by Gen. Miles and the secretary of war. -The sum of $J,195 was «nt apart to defray the expenses of the movements of the troops. • ... The plans contemplate a ten doys^ march from each post, and a two weeks' camping In the open field, and a return inarch. The troops at Fort Sheridan will march to Beaver Lake, Wis. Orders were received at department headquarters approving the suggested change of the four companies of the Nineteenth infantry atFortUrady with the four companies of the same regiment of Fort Wayne, near Detroit. It is probable Col. Snider will miiintoin his regimental liendquarters at Fort Wayne,- in preference to spending the long winters In the isolation of the "Soo." The commands will leave their respective posts August 28. From August 18 to August 24 the corn panics at Brady will encamp with the Michigan mili'tia nt Island rVikc. la.rnM" by Pro*7- Marrlngos by proxy ore contracted to .this dny Jn Holland, and ore mostly practiced by Dutchmen who. .having onne abroad, prefer to marry tho girls they left behind them in this convenient manner than go, to tlie rwwe and probaWe hiconvejuenoe of returning to Holland for tbe purpose ot tbe ordlnory marriage golemnisatlon Qo,lltl« •! BouMieni Wh*»t. The wheat of touthern ooantrlei eoir» tatni more albuminoids than that growl In temperate' or northern zooe«, «no hence is better wilted for tbe m«J"i- faeture of. macaroni. SCHOOL AND CHURCH. —A church built of sods from the prairie is ooe of the attractions of Smith county, Kon. —The young Prince Arthur of Con- ..auglit has taken kindly to his duties us a scholar at Etun, and boils his own kettle and makes his own tea, just as though he was a commoner. —Dr. Herbert B. Adams, bead of the department of history and political science in Johns Hopkins university, has gone to Europe to investigate ihe subject of popular education for the United States bureau of education. — Dr. Newman Hall's SOth birthday wns observed «i London by the presentation to him of his own portrait and an illuminated address signed by his English and American friends. He still preaches four times a week. —The first spelling book printed in this country was entitled "The American Spelling Cook," by Noah Webster. It was issued in J7S3, and for considerably more than half a century was the standard work used in all American schools. —In sonic dioceses of t.he Episcopal church women are eligible for election as vestrymen, and th<- rector of a Church of England parish MS recently appointed a woman as rtctor's warden. The appointment has aroused no opposition whatever. —It is said that the first Sunday school in this country.xvasby Uw Dunk- ards, in Pennsylvania, in 1740. This claim, however, is disputed, and the assertion is made that Suuday instruction to children was given by Ihe Puritans in New England long before this date. —The ladies of one of the Manchester (N. H.) churches have set an example. Cutting away from custom, they have "resolved" against church suppers and agreed to lax themselves to raise money needed, and will no longer se*-.lc it through tbe laborious methods of church entertainments. CONTESTS IN CASK ROLLING. Qnecr Amn.om«!nt of Cooper* Whlcb Oo- curriKl Recently In France. .One of the ruost unique contests that ever took place in France or auywhero eke occurred in the town of Sogtnt-on- the-.Marne, near Paris, the other day. There are a great many cooper shops in 'his place, and the employes organized a series of "international cask rolling races." Coopers and other men and women engaged in the manufacture or handling of casks were eligible as com- Mtitors. The "race course" was along a fine. cvel tit of-Toad .bordering the Eiwr Wnrne, the «uue place, by the way, where tool; place almost a year ago the series of "wooden-legged race*," which were so amueing that they made the town famous all over France. The cask rolling contest* consisted In rolling the casks qn edge, precisely in the some way that tic 'competitor* were acfustomed to roll them in the course of ihcir daily work. Anyone who bos ever tried to roll a barrel In this way even for a few yards will appreciate tho difficulty of the taek.end the skill required in a long race. Each competitor hod to wear the Bolid black apron o/ his craft* Jn the first race the casks were man- nped with both bands, In tie second by oiie band alonr, and in the third two casks were employed, one with ewh hand. There were a large number of entries for th« first race, where both hands could be used, but Jn the second and third, -where more skill wa» renuired, the number of competitor* was few. The cottretant* showed, however, wonderful dexterity, and the finishes were «o clone that the spectators who lined both «ide» of the course completely lost their heads in their enthusiasm. The proceedings concluded witn « } s « "concours d'intonation," or competl- MS tion of trade cries. Each of the differ- &J ent branches of the cooper's *»"& prides itself on its distinctive cry u a3 much as students of different univewi- p tics glory in the peculiar hideousnesSj •f their college yell. Prizes were of-f fcred for those in each class who gave f tbeir cries most harmoniously. The f tournament is said to be the first of it»£ kind ever held. One French newspaper^ says with pride: "Behold a Rportjthat we have not borrowed from the llsh."—N*. Y. Journol. n«lr Cadcr F1npri>«U« The barber was talking. "Ir _ hairs In the face .nre.often pajoful, he remarked, "but they am'tin itwiUi ingrowing- hair* under the finger nail*. Fact, I assure you.- Ask any barber, and he will tell, yon the same tiling. How do they get there? Oh. that's simple enough. In cutting a man's hair, in short'hair-very .ofteji flies off the <sh*ars ; nnd lodges under the finger nail. •We don't notice,.It ; at.the.«me, and it -(rradoallv-workli-i«».w.ay-Ja«ntil it in _. 'completely oat of : ; sight: • Then tho £ ! trouble begins. S6metime« It takes root, and grows out. ; but more often. it jurt Stays there" and festers. Does die ra>.or.b,urt?. There you .are, sir. Nextl J-Philadeipbi" London schtol board er it» charge. JThere axe. many authenticated exam- ^ plea of Increase^ poynsr^f mind during & sjcwj^QaB ot-ti>e-best: known is thatt;| .in '.which "the" great.naturali8t ; AgasBiei.*;| successfully reconstructed _ from c* 1 ^?!^ tain, remains the'skeleton'of. a foasilj;|5 fish, at which he'bad ijeen working un-J;}|s successfully in his'-wafiing moment*^ for Bfivernl weeks.—X: Y? World. :|8

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