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^W/^^^W^^m^^m^w^^^$ CORNER. On new fall goods. While many merchants iue stuck on unseasonable goods mnd are using every means possible to put them onto 'their customers, John Gray comes to tlie close or rue season .to grand slwpe and Is able to take atl- T«nt«ge of the very low Eastern market* for cash and gives his customers dean new fresh goods awny below oM curled over stock. P. S—Come and see-tlie difference. DAILY JOURNAL ^MMtohed every day In the w.ek (except Monday) by the Loftanaport Journal Company. W o WRIGHT President • B - wKlu" 1 ' vlce ~.^*.*-. .•C. W. GRAVES .................... Secretary -«. B. BOYER ...................... Trea»urer per Annum... ...................... . Wee per Month ........... ..^ .......... 40 Official Paper of City and County. {Entered na second-clao mail-matter at tk« Logansport Post Office, February 8, TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1SOO. REPUBLICAN TICKET. For I'rtwlilent. WII.UAM McKIM.KY Jit. of Oalo. For Vlsn-1'renlilenti •J9ABItKTT A. HOBAKT of New Jersey. For Governor, JAMES A. MOUNT of JIontBomcry county For I,luut<'ii«iit <iovernor, W. 8. HACOA-BD of Tlppeciinot! County. For Secretury ofStiite, WII.I.TAM 1>. OH KN of Can* County. For Auditor of Suite, AMUKICUSC-UAlLKYof lluouo county. Forr«.|»»un., . SC11OLZ of VftiidorbcrB county. For Attorney Guminil, WH.MAM A.KETCH AM of M»rioni:oiiuty ForBeporter of Supreme Court, CaAKLliSF.ltEittY of Murtholomew *ar Superintendent of I'ulillc Iiintructlou, J>. M. GKKT1NG ofHarrlHoncouuty For State SlntlKtl'jrtn, H. . I. THOMPSON of Sh«lby county. Wot Judge* of the Appellate Court, FJr»t Biiitrlct, WOO»* ; OKD«OBI>'**ONorGlb!ioii county Second IM«trirt, W E. HENtET of Biiuli county. Third Dlrtrlct, D W. COMSTOCK of Wayne county Fourth BHtrict, JAMKS II. JILACK. of Marlon county.. Fifth Dlntrlct, II. Z. WILKY of Benton county .< Electori at targe, H. O. THAYKBi CttAS. F. JONKS. FOR CONGBKSS, , For Joint Keprenontntlve, WH.I-IAM T. W1I-SON of Cami county. CHABI-ES B. 1ON»- iS E. HAIE. erk- JOSEPH G. GKACE. rer-BENJAMlS F.KEESHNQ Wm 8herllT-I. A. ADAMS. •torSnrveyor-A.B. DODD i^Cor«n.r-D«. J. A. DOWNEY. »orA..e.»or-JOSEPHHABK. ^ 1/er CommlMloner, Flr»t DUtrlet-JOHN .o-r. T,,,rd ABRAHAM SHIDEtEB. COMPARE THEM. "The Republican party la unreserveil- t, for sound money. It caused the enactment of the law providing for the twnnptton of specie payments In 187«; . itoce then every dollar.has been M good ••gold;' ••'-.. "We are unalterably opposed to every measure calculated to debase our cur- nfflcy or Impair the credit of our country. We. are therefore opposed to the free coinage of silver except by Inter- Mtimal agreement with the leading commercial nauona of tie world, which ire pledge Ourselves to promote, and un- tU then such gold standard must be pre- ved. All our silver and paper currency t be maintained at parity with gold, and we favor all measures de- ngned to maintain Inviolably the obll- CatloiiB of the Onited States and all our ijoney, whether cola or poper, at the yment standard, the standard of the •KMt enlightened notions of tbe earth." —Republican platform. "We demand tbe free and unlimited coinage of both gold a.nd silver at .the present legal ratio of 18 to 1, without •waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation. We demand that the •tandard silver dollar shall be a full legal tender, equally with gold, for all debts, public fittd private, and we favor such legislation as will prevent the -demonetization of any kind of legal ten- 'jfer money by private contract.— Demo••; jratlc platform. We demand free and unlimited roln- «re of salvor and gold :at the present le- igal ratio of 16 to 1.— Populist platform, ' : " ' •" ' •' ' ets and fh payment of .debt, and we demand that all paper currency shall be kept at par with and redeemable in such coin, WE MUST INSIST UPON THIS POLICY AS ESPECIALLY. NECESSARY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE FARMERS AND LABORING CLASSES, THE FIRST AND MOST DEFENSELESS VICTIMS OF UNSTABLE MONEY AND A FLUCTUATING CURREXCY.- Domoeratlc platform, 1S02. The .silver put In circulation since \ST.i is almost six hundred times as us previously Jn circularUai. . ,. . • We bold to the use 'of both gold and gDver as the standard money of the - -«oMrtry, and to the coinage of both gold •a) «JlTer,. without dlacrlmlnatlng •^Inst either metal or charge for mlnt- . gge, but tiie dollar rmlt of coinage ,of both metals must be ot equal Intrinsic tad exchangeable value or be 'adjusted through Internationa] agreement or by mch safeguards ot teglslation as shall tnttrre 'the raalnteaance of the parity ot ttie two metals and the equal power -.4* *r*l ««llar at all times In the mark- ;K-t.uuJ currency,, has beeiTdoabled, per capita. With ''business depressed, is (U'iiioin.'M/.atli>w the en-use a-nd 1'rni.'' stiver the vcmcdy? No nation has ever 1 advocated free coinage except, at the bullion valup. With the actual bullion ratio 32 to 1 tlie absurdity of the United States adopting coiuujre at 10 to 1 te appareut.Thore JLS ,uo man sa -tgnoRin-t but tlmt !w can S.-00 the foolishness o-l the Chicago platform. , Now that there is to be a sound, money Democratic ticket, iii the field will the Pharos retua-ii to Its honest a.iul fre- ijucaitly declared eomi-ictions and sup- Iiort the ticket? A.ud will it show its gratitude to G rover Cleveland.' who gave it the postoffice, by denouncing tlie convention thsit denoiiuiced him? Two Avrongs do not make a. right. If the demouitaitiou. of silver iu 1873 was a crime the rcuionerization, -after twonty-tliree years Is just us great a crlmic. But tlie demonetization was ac- oouipllshed when flie buHtpn v:xlue was 10 to 1 and no one was injured. -The rc- jiiOTictizatiou at 1C to 1 when the actual witio Is 3i> to 1, doubles "Hie crime of !." In fact it is a crime wliere the I'onner was not. . THE POPULIST'S DREAM. •f - • What would one r.af.rajly expect the Democratic party to do in Cass county in November? What can lie expected; of a party that has turned a complete somersault, supported by a party organ that for a year past has preached, against the platform it now stands on? What kind of org-aEtentlon would this insure? Whac sort of a following? How ina.ny men can walk up and. v.ote a Democratic ticket under such' stan'ces? • The poor man's money should-be.Uie- rich man's money. The Journal doiS' not believe in mnUng tlie poor-man take silver for bis day's work while.Hi^' rich man. gets gold for his loans and lii- terest. The gold money, me rich mnu ^^xuts, the poor man should get for his day's wages. Tlie.Journal Is for sound nioucy because the poor man should have lite wn.ges paid in Just us good money as tlie rich man gets for his loans aud his interest. IT IS NOT AT ALL PROBABLE THAT THE NEXT HOUSE WILL HAVE A MAJORITY FAVORABLE TO THE FREE COINAGE OF.SIL- YER AT A RATIO OF 10 ;TO 1. WHEN IT BECOMES A DEMONSTRATED FACT THAT THERE IS NO DANGER OF THIS -COUNTRY ADOPTING THE SILVER STANDARD IN CONDUCTING THE BUSINESS O'F THE COUNTRY, PROSPERITY WILL COMB AGAIN AND. WITH LOWER TAXES ON THE NECESSARIES OF LIFE-, EVERY KIND OF BUSINESS WILL BOOM AGAIN.-PhaJW editorial, March- J2, 1S9C. ..',..'... .: The sound money Democrats, under the name -of "National Democrats," have called a convention-to meet at Indianapolis, September -2. - The preliminary meeting Friday was a-nended bj three hundred representative Demo, crats, thirty-one states being .represeut- 6d. General Bragg of Wisconsin and Senator Palmer of Ulltao's were leaders In the ' meeting. The . general sentleiont favored, Bragg for President and Ex-Governor Buckner of Keutacky for. Vice President. It would not be surprising,, now that the free sliver crnze is dying out, to see tlie sound money Democratic ticket .the popular Democratic- tl.ckat in most ot the states.' ' • ' The gains for McKtoley and sound money are steady and there, seems no doubt that Indiana will go overwhelmingly. Republican. The Democratic papers are hearing-of converts to Bryan but in almost every instance the coo- vert 'oWbeen 'a long .''ways from' Republican for rears. .'.,It. is' not surprifcltig tiat'.'ajreal' Hep.ubHcan.here.;and there should be ; honestly'.misled, by the free silver craze, but the most of-.the. people •nYeror..sound- money-and all would be If thej'.iknew. what .was :-best. for. them. With 1 '!the Democratic party: in National convention turning ,a complete soroer--, cauilt it is to be expected,that some Republicans will be disturbed by- the shifting. SiKh a result followed in: 1878 when Greetey was nominated, and for a time 'alarmed Republicans, but Greeley's defeat was .oyerwhelTnlng, as Bryan's will be. There are over five .linndrefi sound money 'Democrats in -Cas8 county, and the list is steadily grWJmg -a* the people become Informed 'on the money question. j >$• ' i NOT BIMETAULISTS. Trne Colnnite Men '"Arc : SUver Monomet- f . . »\H»l*. Senator Teller' 'calls "himself a'' bi- metalli&t. He defines bimetallism os • "the equal tJ-eatment of both gold and silver at tlie min^s." Senator Teller & a silver monomctnl- . list, nnd so Vfc .all ad^ociitcs ol free ccJnage at sixieen to one. 'They do not, Mk "equal" but unequal treatment oC «?old and silver at th« mints. All thnt the mint does'"w^th ffold is to stamp upon it tlie certificate of its value. It Btainps 2') 8-10, grains of gold, 61 standard fineness ns ci. dollar. The m'eta.1 is worWi a" dollar before it is stampetl. It is worUi-a dollar if melted in the pot. It will bring a dollar's worth of value in either shape anywhere in the . world. . . . What the .free comage men aslc is; that the government shall stnuip 412 Vii' grains of' silver of standard fineness as; n dollar under the' arbitrary and obsolete ratio of sixteen to one. But tlus silver is worths-only. S3 -ccnits. It will' sell for only .53 cents if melted. It will not pass for a dollar in the murlfcls o£ the world, except to be sent back here,: where its legal tender quality and the policy of tlie government to make it exchangeable for gold keep it curren^ at its face value. \: . •'••:•- ; In asking this, unfiui; nnd dishonest advantage Jor silver Mr, Teller therefore demands, unequal treatment for the metals. Arid as free coinage of either metal at a false ratio has everywhere and always driven 'the more valuable coin out of -circulation,;!!' would inevitably preclpltaite-this country to a silver basis, making silver tlie only mono? of redemption-and silver or silver notes the only money in use. ; / " ' : The free coinage"! men ore therefoi-e not bimetallism, but silver- nlonomet- ailiste. . They.-ure contractior.jsts-. Ihcy. would make money. scarcer instead of more plentiful,, poorer .'instead of be^ ter. ' . •- .-•;•'• . • i!/. . The Grand Army of Cpodltprfc-. - . • Tdie gentlemen who think tiat they have made an attractive bid iqr votes by proix>sing a 50-cent dollar for debtors to pay their debts with ore re'ckdning without thelr''hosi. : Every statc'of the union is full ; of creditors, aud-th'ey will , never consent to defraud and-, cheat themselves. ; .j-- .' ••'••• Among Uiesc creditors ore: All persons who work for wages, salary 'or by -the piece. ' All mem'bers qOiiilding and loan • associations, .'""'" : ' ' '"•'••.. ; ' All depositors in savings, national, ^ state'or private -/banks, v • [ ; •All holders otlife.,flre , : and accident ' insurance jjojllcleB.. -.;„..;. ., . : .All members o^ benevqlent and fraternal Insurance i orders:' 1 '. , All holders 6i;lndustirlal insurance. ' All •widows,' 1 "orphans!br. wards dependent whplly^or partially upon ^the income from-in»«»tinents, " ' : All educatlonalvand. charitable institutions dependent, wholly or in .part ; upon the income of 'tlielr endowmente. In fact^'tnerSti-cent silver -dollar would be'Of 'ttA'aritnge'.to few perrons in the long run save tlie speculators, who would .gamble on the. inevitable fluctuations ' in' 1 its "purchasing power and in the price of 'commodities. , WhJ BU«T Ii Ch»»p. • The Boston Globe-Bays: "The 'crime of 1873' is charged 'with the decline in the price of silver.. The' white metal was <demoneti»!ed,":and «o, they say, its Value in the marhefwaJi reduced.' What are the f wits ?-:fii the IS years preceding 1873 the whpiejwo,rld produned.-only a little more ttjin seyen times as much silver as gold, p^Bayi 615,000,000 ounces of silver, to 8^,000,000 ounces of gold (for that entire period. 'In the-year'1873, when the' great ' silver ' m!n» ; of the ;United StateBiVerff, 1 pouring out :th«lr 'product, le»s-than'14 time* as much sil- •v(»r an gold.,wa» .produced In the world; But aftcr.iap.thc world's production of silver IncfeaBed with great rapidity. For the lastii years It has'been at tjie Irate of jtist about'^weonty 1 ounces of silver to: one-'ourifce df igolA"- The figures .for these 15 years.'.are: . Bilker, :l,ft88,-. .1000,000 ounces; .go^d, ^4,000,000 .oonoei." - . Ou? •cnrrBnoy,"' r ba»ed-,as it is on goM ' , i fonnly good dn,«rt«ery,piart of tbe Bunion. ^Tbe^agoi ot Ubori. pfcKj. In thin;curTen- cy, ore highej;'ttiMi .ii any other.' civil- Jred ooiSntryi' vl Una«4 th-we; circutn: «taac«, ' wtolp^ilKnilis; Inducement faui .there be -t towWHfcgtttisi; profawioMl jnen, per«ot«;'witij-nx«3 «aUrie« or any other partf • !>i be those w to change cutting: 4owp^a«es :abd half ina'brln'^ng. .^'^. th«i'"o6uri.trf ^n'to^a' eoiialttci of eon** •Son and on* ,,. SiiiiiiliiiilliillMlfeil SOME' POOR DEBTORS. r Great Coriioriitloiin Which Free Silver Would tillable to Cheut Their crWlton. ' 'The free-silviM- upitators claim to be working^ i n '-the interest of the debtors of the country,- which they represent, as being- u. large number of poor persons. Tbe creditor, class is denounced as a small, number. of greedy bankers nud monopolists," 'banded toge.Mier £ur the purjxjse of 0]>p'ressing- the musses of the people. Repudiation of debts is openly advocated by -the silverite and populist press on the -ground that the men who borrow money are more numerous thnn the men who lend. The belief that in some wsiy free coinage will benefit poor debtors' by injuring'rich creditors is .it the bofiorri'of nine-tenths' of all the demands for -cheap money. ..... r -\ • The falsity of assertions thata scheme to -pay' debts in 50-cent dollars .would help theVpoor. and hurt only the rich, can be easily seen by looking -at a few of the prominent debtors of the country. 'Amonp the "great corporations which would be able to pay off their bonded indebtedness in. dollars worth 50 cents are the following: " .••>•'/ Bonded Indebtedness. Chicago, Burlington &Qulncy....»OtOOO.oOO Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul... £2,000.000 Ohlcaso - Rock Island & Pac no. . . • ".000,000 Delaware. Lackawanna & Wcst'n OOO Lake Shore & Michigan Central.. New Y.ork.Gentral ............... v • New York, New Haven & Hartl'd .Nbrth'ern'Paclflc .................... ' Ctmral Railroad of New Jersey... J9.. Chicago & Northwestern .......... (3,000,000 Here are <en' poor debtors whose obligations .of .$545,000,000 are payable in coin—not gold. Under a free coinage law these corporations could pay the thousands bf persons who hold their bonds,' many of them held by savings banks, insurance companies, people of small' means, etc., in. $272,100,000 worth of silver. And this is called a.re : form in'the interest of the masses. -WHAT 16 TO I MEANS. - Ijomc F»ct« for Free Sllrerltes to Fonder 1 Over. It menus that 10 ounces of silver for debt-paying purposes shall be made, by law, worth as much as one ounce of gold. One ounce of gold will now coir" $18.00. Sixteen, ounees of silver shall be maderto-ccrin, $18.60. " You can buy in any market to-day 10 ouneea of silver for $9.94, The profit is 87 per cent;, or $8.60. ; > "In other words, if a man .borrows of you 'to-day $18.60 he can pay you, if "free si]ver>at sixteen to one" becomes Look out.that it doesn't! Silver'W'merely a commodity, like tin, iron of wood. ; "It 'the" : 'government should say/ $9.94 •worth of .wood shall cost $18.60, would you buy it?;,.Certainly not .. The- sHysT, dollar to-day is worth S3 cents.' IU present ratio to gold is about thiftyTone to'one. All the governmenta in th'e'woria cannot change the commercial viilue"b'f silver any more than that) of •w»l;lrwi,"tin or copper! -.The mote.ailyer produced the cheaper it will -get!,•-,.-... " .Would EnffJand, France or Germany take in. .payment of. debt from us for 'JiaiCO, $9.94, simply because our gov- ernmerif si'id"that $9.94 worth of silver l3 worth"$18.60 of gold? Certainly ; not! No more than you would accept such a settlement of a per- .Bonal de-b^. ..,..,., .A standard'pf exchange, must be coextensive ' Vl ; fth tie commercial world and acce ; piablei'to nJl concerned. en»;n. . The Augusta Herald is evidently opposed ! tb the 'free, unlimited, independent, sixteeai. to one coinage of silver. It believes 'that' free silver means a financial crisisj.'it means a panic; it meur.s a readjuBt-nent .of conditions, a change of financial basi8;..it means disruption nnd disorganization in"'ev?ry line of trade and' Bianufaituring. -Free silver means an iin«ettiea j 'cdndition of trade that it will take yAiw-to straighten out before the.' indus"tries-:bf this . country .c^n c ver .begin '• to do a settled- and legitimate -business oo a.frec^ilver basis.:, -Can, the farmer, the' ; mercbaiit, jbe ; mechanic, : the. laboring men cherish, thehop>;tJi8t prosperity'- will coine to theriv.^hile .the business of the countr>-.ls paralyzed and 'Enterpripe. : • : 'V';. "/' '. '' »i»rneiki -Mot- tb« . 'Tb'a-silveT' ; 'men give,. away thp^ case when they say that' free codnagw will :"incre8iie -prices."* 'The .one }JBrwa«al human iuterertfis d>eapr»esa... The weal OTiwould.rbe one •whereto afl de- things were prodnoed without t ,at; all... . ln.ti«;.prJ*oltl>« » pn» .hurt <s> the- p.ebplo. Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report. Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE CHINA MUST SETTLE. Indemnity for Outrages on Mis« aionarles to Be Demanded. ill Also Insist .on the PonUhmcat of Thoir Coucornfld In the Riot*—Report of Lieut. Walter Mo- Lean Received. The New York Herald's special from Vfiifihiagton says: Not only must China pay an indemnity far outrages committed upon American missionaries in. China, but the United States will insist that adequate punishment be meted out to those concerned in the riots. This is the position. Secretory fclney has assumed in connection with the case of the outrage committed on the American missionaries at Kianjj Yin in May last, when the missions were sacked and the missionaries assaulted. The report of Lieut. Walter McLean, ,of the steamer Boston, who was de- 'tailed at the request of the state department to make a special investigation, has been received by Stcretary Olney. The report does not bear out some sensational statements originally made about the Kiong Yir - ri<Ks > nor doe8 J '* substantiate all the claims made by the missionaries for pecuniary losses. It shows, however, that they were roughly treated, being compelled to flee /or their lives. Their buildings were sacked, some of tluem destroyed and their personal effects stolen or injured. No one, however, suffered any severe personal injury. Lieut. McLean estimates the total loss of property at about $10,000, which is considerably less than the losses at first reported. He fixes the responsibility upon the officials in charge of the province in which the riots occurred. The Chinese government made an investigation of the investigation, and as a result will pay "all damages. It bos not, however, according to the report, punished tie principal offenders nod the officiate who neglected to give proper protaction to the missionaries. The state department will insist, that this be done. QUEER FREAKS OF INSANITY. An AtohUon Woman Helleres She Will Be on Kmpr»i«. Mrs. Emma L. Rowley, prominent in church and social circles of Atehison, Kan., a model wife and mother, and highly accomplished, is the victim of a strang-e hallucination, and has been committed to the insane asylum. Mrs, Eowley Imagines she is to be empress of the United States upon the retirement of Grbvcr Cleveland as president, and has selected her cabinet. Bishop Abiel Leonard, of the Episcopal diocese of Utah, is to be created Pope Abiel I., and Rev. John Henry Hopkins, of Missouri, Prince John. H. C. Solomon, a promine.pt lawyer of Atehi- son, is to be .appointed chief justice, and other Kansans are tlated for other important positions. Mrs. Rowley is 37 years old and is in excellent health. Upon all other subjects than her future ns empress dff the United States she converses Intelligently and is apparently entirely rational. Mrs. Frank Barnes, a young, good- looking and vivacious woman.-.who is the wife of a prosperous farmer, wa* e.\-omincd twice within one. weeV on the charge of insanity and was twice acquitted. It. coming- to Mrs, Barnes' understanding that her neighbors believed she'wns not ' "right in her mind," she demanded an inquiry before the judge. She conducted her own case, examined the witnesses and made her own presentation of the cnse to the jury. The verdict of the jury was in her favor. A few days oft' r this examination u neighbor instituted another case against her, and another trial was held. .A -second jury being impaneled Mrs. Barnes appeared before it and pleaded • her own cause with such effectiveness that the verdict was again in her favor. TO STUDY MARS. Aitronomcr Lowell Going to AH*«na to Flad Got If Planet I> Inhabited. : Percival Lowell, Boston's famous astronomer, who is now on his way «o Flagwtflff, Ariz., is at the head of the most important scientific expedition planned .for more than half -a century. The object of the expedition is to make observations on Mars and to procure, if possible, evidence to suppo/t the theory held by Mr. Lowell and other astronomers that the "Bed Star of War" is inhabited by human beir;?s. Tor several years Mr. Lowell has devoted -all his time to the study of the planet Mars: ' In 1894 he made the most complete map of the planet ever drawn. His statement that the canals of Mart were made by human' 1 beings and are not g-laciol or surface fissures created a atlr among the astronomers- of Europe. Since -then his 1 researches have received great consideration from astronomers the wortd overhand his coming observations under Bttcb good cwcum- ataooes ore awaited with tbe 'Jeepwt '' . . . ciietui.aa a Mopotsno. ' . A new soporific, to, which the name, pellotln ha» been given, has been di«cowed to a Mexican cactus called an- haJonitim. Tbe native Mexicans eat *Uoes at tbe'pteot, which they call "pel- loU." Its hypnotic alkaloid has been separated by Dr. Better, of Lelpeic. O-je giSn of peUotin ia equal !n its iffed* to.lSU grains of trional and to 31 grain* of hydra-te at chloral. In large doaea pellotin ta ioond to b» effective in quieting victim* of delirium tremen*. PERILOUS SITUATION. Bardracfcf Narrowly Escape* a Scene with HI* Wife. ' ''* see," said Mrs. Hardrocks, as she crumple^ tip her morning paper, "that you are advertising' for a typewriter." "Yes," her husband replied. "I had to come to it. My business is of such a nature that tb* pen won't do any more." . "Humph!" his loving wife returned, storing at him hard. "And I see-that you say in your advertisement: 'Must not be too old, and must come with a pood supply of ribbons, 1 I want to l;now what "you rneaji by putting such thin £8 in the paper over your name. 1 ehall be the one to decide whether your typewriter is too old or not and whether she has enough ribbons or not. Have you ceased to care for me that you can deliberately"— "Pardon me for interrupting you, Angelina," said Mr. Hardrocks, "but I am merely advertising for a typewriting machine— not the other kind." "Oh!" the lady retorted, "I hope you don't think it makes any difference to me whether you have a typewriter or not, or what lii-ud of a one you get." "Oh! dear, no! I couldn't think that for a minute," Mr. Hardrocks returned. "I know that you are one of the most sensible little women in the world, and that you have the confidence in me that I deserve. Of course, if you <*on't think I ought to have a typewriter, why.Tll not get one. I guess we could worry along in the old-fashioned way. , "Not for the world," his wife BO*d,; na she kissed him at the door. "You must have one, dear; and get any kind' you want." "By Jove!" said Hardrocks to himself, after h« had secured a sent in Ihe car, "I'm almost sorry now that I engaged tbat littJe brunette."— Cleveland News-Herald. _ _ HIS LEQJIS PULLED. Th« Waj a South*™ Congreummm Ba- Cardi BU tot. "Some people may think that a congressman saves a pile of money out of his salary," said a well-known southern congressman, who was talking to a Washington Star reporter on the vicissitudes of running for office, and esper cially for congrea8,"butaman-ha» to be> a small walking, bank to accommodate the large number of his 'friends' and supporters who need a little money for some urgent matter.. In my state we have-to-make.cajDpBigns and appear before ibe^aieople at. meetings. Well; I have oiever - attended aaneeting that I did not have 'same iind -of a subscription poked into-my -lace, Somebody •wants something: ;for a church >and for missionary purposes or for helping some fellow who has been burned out-. "You can't avoid subscribing, and have to head the list with tbe. largest sum. Then about the time you think you are through having your leg pulled some lazy fellow will walk up and say: •How do, general? I had ter quit my work ter come out and hear you terday, and I thunk yer mout give me a dollar.' While you have tlie greatest contempt for the man, you give him the dollar. "When you leave the meeting you are .out anywhere, from $20 to $50. The«e are just a few instances of what a can. didate has to spend money for. After he gets through the campaign and i* elected he has to furnish every dea£ 'teat from, his district who should happen to come to Washington, with. money. I've' actually given them money and railroad tickets to get home end have them go back and work. against me." . ____ • ALLIGATOR PEARS. To Acquire a Tact* tor Them U aa E* pemlve Lamy* Most interesting of all South Florida fruits, because little cultivated, elmo«t unknown outside of the tropics, and most highly appreciated when once Introduced, is the alligator or. aracado pear— tbe agiiacate. of Cuba, aaya Harper's Round Table. A very few alligator p««r trees are grown in -sheltered spots of southern California; but South Florida, below latitude 26 degree*, is the only section of tbe United States where it can be cultivated on a large scale and a> a profitable crop. Here it grows as lux-, .urmntly and with as little care as the. guava, though it requires a greater depth of soil. Tbe tree is tall, slender, and covered with adcn»e foliage of dark glossy green, while tbe ripened fruit, also groan in color, is smooth-sklnneO, and as large as a. man's two fists. Inside is a great round stone or seed surrounded by a soft, yellowish-green-pulp,! 'which, sprinkled with salt and eaten with a spoon, or Aide, into a aelad, is delicious beyond description. Nopneerer 'eats an alligator pear without-welting another, and-the' ta*te once acquired de-j mands to be igjmtifled, regardles* of ex-; p£ose<i : !•'• fcaTji known :v rSO; and ..even. .75, cent* .'apiece' to >"-b« paJJJlprtfcese; pears, and. when I .pnce^idied , aVBfOiadway; dealer w!ych "wa* HSe feb*t. eSpensire, ""' "Alligator pear*. liana l*H»w»ll. - • . • Some Interesting discoveries have recently been mo^e. about animal We on. the Hawaiian island*: It appears that •Jl tiie tend and freih'wateraliellK there oi« peettllar • to -tlrt :fcosMty. Forty- •erenrout of ;,the.T8.'; specie* of birds, (nd-TOft'out. of tht l,ppO «pecie« of inr, socts, do not^xist, to any otbee portion- of ttte globeJ :. "•.-. ' BotlcduHigatorfleshtactet very mack : like Teal. It to'much eaten in India,

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