The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on April 29, 1891 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Wednesday, April 29, 1891
Page 7
Start Free Trial

THE REPUBLICAN. IOWA. THE LITTLE POOT-PAGE. Ttw Httlo page, Ralph, lay under n tree. Gazing up into the sky. A very iiinie littlo foot-pago was ho; His hair was ye'.low as it could bo, And blue \rus .his sparkling eye. His Httlo runnel cap was red ns a rose) His doubles \\M bottlo-green. Silken and soft were his crimson hose; His queer little shoos turnnd up at tho toes; ,||And his cloak had a velvet sheon. Ho mused ns he-lay there: "My lord, the king, I heard tlio herald proclaim, Has lost tiio stone from his signet-ring; And wh( soever tho stone will bring, Whatever Ms state or name, •fShall have, henceforth, at his command Jewels and raiment lino. HU name shall be honored In nil the land; His home, a pnlaco superbly grand. These splendors shall all be mine. ••'The other foot-page is so dull, and so slow— Oh, Kodna's n dreadful dunce I— Ho never will find the stone, I know; Bless me! he doesn't know where to go. I'll hie me away at once. "I'll go where the king gnt yesternight To hoar the minstrel sing; for tho ground is strewn with violets white, And ho chipped his hands with all his might; And there I shall find tho ring. "Then tho herald will lead me away by the hand, And cry in his loudest voice; * 'Here Is the brightest foot-pago In the land! His tho treasure and palace grand 1 In him doth the king rejoice.' "My llfo will be joyous and free from care, For of course I shall find the stono; Acd fnr uway in the future fair, Perhaps I shall wed the Princess Claire— And even come to the throno." 60 musing and planning the page lay there, Gazing up into the sky; Building such wonderful castles in air, <fhey far exceeded the palace fair— And tho midday hour drew nigh. oasly enotifth, stonding side by sid« In gayly the little /oot page uprose, And took his way to tho town; Skipping along on his iyieor little toes An'd spying: "Perhaps botoro ulght—who Itnows?— In my palace I'll lay mo down." But nlas! nnd alnsl for tho dny dreams bright I Alas! for tho palnee fair. As ho entered the town, with a footstep light, Ho behold a most bewildering sight: Tho beautil'ul Princess Olalra Was leading a little foot page by the hand; While the herald, with loudest voice, Cried: "Here is the brightest foot-pago in tho land! His are tho treasure and palace grand 1 In him doth the king rejoice. "And tho king, my master, Ooth bid mo Buy To ciioli und everyone: •Go clothe yourself in your bost array, For tho feast will be given to-day, That e-var wns under the sun.' " *Then the other foot-pago went homo alone— Sadder and wiser he— And donned his holiday dress with a groan. for Rodna had sought, and found tho stone, While Kulpli lay under the treo. —Katherlno S. Alcorn. in St. Nicholas. A TALE OF TWO TEUNKS. Romantic Outcome of a Most Embarrassing Situation. ( "What a very peculiar trunk!" said Mr. Marrowbone, looking through his eye-glasses at a lai-ge and handsome one which the civil salesman had just dragged from its retreat in the corner to the center of the room. "Peculiar? Yes, sir," said the young man, lifting the lid and exhibiting the interior. "This trunk, sir, was made to order for a very wealthy gentleman. In fact we made him two just alike. He never wanted them, and we are disposing of them at a sacrifice." "Why didn't he want them?" asked Mr. Marrowbone, who had a streak of curiosity—doubtless inherited from his mother—in his composition. "Curious, not to want what you have ordered." "Yes, sir," replied the salesman. "Very curious. But in this case, there was a complication that rendered the gentleman quite excusable. He committed suicide." "Ah! Very wrong!" said Mr. Marrowbone. "Very wroug of him!" "Quite so, sir," replied the salesman. "You observe the elegant receptacle f or neckties; this place for your collar-box; here lies the shirts, if you please. On the whole, I doubt if you can find anything like it in the city." "I doubt if I can," said Mr. Marrowbone?. "Just my initials on it, 'M. M., 1 Milton Marrowbone; and send it at once." "Very well, sir; and I think you will never regret the. purchase," said the salesman. Hardly had he bowed his customer out of the door, when a lady tripped up the steps and entered. She was rather good-looking, her age might have been thirty, and her appearance was that which may be described by the expres- fiion, "Just turned out of a bandbox." "I want a trunk," she began; "and— there—that is exactly what I like." And she pointed to Mr. Marrowbone's Decent purchase. "Sorry, ma'am, but we have just Bold that," said the polite salesman, conjuring up an expression of regret which, wgfi quite touching. "But,"— here he allowed a gleam of hope to sparkle Jn his eye—"but, madam, we have another, outwardly similar, differing only ia tb». iutei-ior; one, in fact, Wpre suitable for a, lady." (( ]Let me see U," ^A the customer. Another trunk w «f trundled from ike shadows in the far opmer of the shop &nd whisked open, The lady peeped Into it. r , • ' "I'll take IV she ^14, ^fter hearing the price. "11} tqto it I'm in a desperate hurry. Vi&'yy inhale o» it, and send it home »t Qjyjg," The polite clerk mads a bow 8» profound that it very ftej^Jy b&eiWe an acrobatic performance, vanished. She had ft large express-wagon bound for the Grand Central depot, and, still Ifcofd Comcidently, found themselves piled one on the other in tho baggage oaf on its way to Mew Haven, whiles their respective cwncrs, Miss Maria Mutton ttnd Mr. Milton Marrowbone, sat side by eide. A curious combination of facts; but "fact," as we ure told in every edition of every daily paper, is "stranger than fiction." Mr. Marrowbone had lived forty years without giving his heart entirely away to a.ny woman. Miss Mutton, at thirty-five, was still a dear little lambkin, as far a* her teuderest affections went. But as they sat together in the flying car, the same cinders trying to get into their eyes, the same steam- whistle shrieking in their ears, the same boy continually offering them newspapers, peppermint candy and chewing-gum, the same lank and sad- eyed youth begrudging 1 them refreshing draughts of the water which it was his duty to curry through tho car, something happened. Bachelor and spinster alike felt u softness of heart quite unwonted. "What a nice man he looks like! said Miss Mutton to herself. '' What a ch arm ing w email!'' thoiight Mr. Marrowbone. When lie • shut the window for her, she felt there were moments when— But no matter. However, on their arrival at the New Haven depot, they separated, as traveler* usually do, and saw no more of each other, Miss Mutton at once taking a conveyance for the hotel; Mr. Marrowbone having what he spoke of as "a little bit of something" before he proceeded to tho same hostelry. Again coincidence followed them. Mr. Marrowbone was eon- signed to room No. 5 on the right corridor; Miss Mutton to room No. 5 on the left. Both slumbered peacefully. Both were aroused by a fearful noise—shouts, cries, shrieks of murder, yells of fire. Bewildered and terrified, Miss Mutton, in white robe de nuit and one of the last remaining night-caps in the world, rushed out into the hall, and found herself in utter darkness amidst a crowd of ladies as much, alarmed as herself; and in the right corridor Mr. Marrowbone appeared, or would have appeared had there been any light to see him by, in a night-robe, with a peaked cap, with a tassel on its top, upon his head. s "What? Where? How?" howled the guests, as they clustered together. Suddenly a glare of light Hashed upon the scene. The forces of tho hotel appeared with lamps of all sorts. A voice was heard to explain that it was only "something the matter with the electric lights. Wire disconnected; young man knocked down; coming to, all right." The hardier spirits remained to get the news, regardless of costume; less experienced travelers retired to their rooms. Miss Maria Mutton, who had never slumbered in a hotel bofora, fled before the approach of the lights and found sheltfcr under a stairway. Mr. Marrowbone, who felt that a night- robe and cap did not compose a dignified costume, turned suddenly int<"- a little cross-hall near which he happened to be standing, and there awaited the retirement of the other guests to their rooms. Afterward he knew that when he emerged from his retreat he must have turned to the left instead of the right. However, after much wandering about, and as much chilliness of body as heat of temper, he came upon the magic number "5" shining upon a silver plate upon his door, entered and closed it with a bang. "All right," he said, as he struck a match. "There is my trunk; there is is not another like it in the city. And there is 'M. M.' on the side." Then he blew out the match and popped into bed. Almost at the same moment, Maria Mutton with a palpitating heart caught sight of the magic number "5," opened her door, saw her peculiar trunk, noted the initials of her name upon it by the light of the lamp opposite her door, said: "Thank Heaven!" burst into tears, and drew the drapery of her couch about her. "What a fearful adventure!" was her last thought before she sank into the arms of slumber. Ah, had she but known it, fearful adventures wera only just begun for her. Mr. Marrowbone awakenec early. He had business which demanded prompt attention. He sat up in bed, took off his nightcap and looked about him. He looked in vain. Those garments which he desired to assume were not visible. In their place hung, over a chair back, a woman's dress; on the bureau, where he had surely left his hat, lay a bonnet and gloves; in "Good Hftavenl" cri«id Mr. Marrowbone; "1 &ay, will you send a waiter to ine—a man—a boy? 1 " "There ain't only lady-waiters in this house, miss," replied the girl, from without. "Why docsnhc call me 'miss?'" asked Mr. Marrowbone of himself. "Then, if the landlord wouldn't mind, or the clerk—any man; send a man to ine," said Mr. Marrowbone. "I can't miss, missis is a widdsr and don't hire only lady clerks. There ain't no men employed," responded the girl, with suspicion in her voice. "Pl*ase, the electric gentleman is in a hurry." "I can't soe any woman in tMn dress," said Mr. Marrowbone. "I must put on some gowns and strings in order to explain my position to the landlady." Accordingly he proceeded to siitire himself in a gray dress which desertad him above th« ankles, a knitted worsted shawl, which had deficiencies as to the meeting of hooks and eyes, and, having assumed the aspect of a bearded lady who had outgrown her wardrobe, put the -bonnet on backward, tied a gray vail over it and opened the door. "If I am not arrested before I find ;he landlady, I may get matters arranged as they should be," he said, with a gasp, remembering his pocketbook and \vatch, and with a fleeting vision of a diamond pin in tha missing cravat. Meantime, Miss Mutton, aroused by a tap upon the door, had received the same information concerning the "elec- brie gentleman," and sprang to the floor in terror. She looked about for her basque and beheld a coat; she sought her skirt in vain; in its place lay a pair of inexpressibles; where the bonnet had been was a man's hat. She lifted^ the trunk lid and saw only masculine garments. "I must have been in a wrong room all night," she cried, jumping at the truth more quickly than Mr. Marrowbone had done. A way of deliverance also occurred to her more speedily. And as she was in more terror of the vague dangers of electric wires, her wish to escape, was greater. Gazing into the depths of the trunk, a linen duster caught her eye. She donned it. Its ends trailed on the ground. She pulled the derby over her ears and opened the door. A que,-jr-looking fe» male with a dress too shox-t for her and with nothing but striped stockings on her feet was passing 1 . "Are you the landlady?" she be^jan; then, with a squeal, seized her. "Whatever you are, you've got my frock on." she cried. "Andyou," said the strange ..object, "whatever you are, I think you aro wearing: my hat and duster." "Don't touch me," gasped Miss Mutton; "I'm a lady. I put these on because I—I hadn't anything else—I must have pot into another person's room. My trunk has the same initials, and it is a very peculiar trunk—oh, dear, dear!" "I, madam," replied the being attired in her garments—"I am a gentleman. We have evidently exchanged rooms in the tumult occasioned by last night's alarm. I will shortly send you a parcel. Regrets." And he vanished. Our readers know that he was Mr. j Marrowbone. He had recognized Miss j Mutton. • In ten minutes more the suspicious i chambermaid delivered a parcel to the | lady, "Prom No. 5, left corridor," and j conveyed another to its destination; and | Miss Mutton and Mr. Marrowbone be- '• came themselves again. '• They met at the table d'?tote. He bowed. ! She blushed, but afterward acknowl- ! edged the salutation. j There are always people to be found ; to introduce those who wish to know j each other, and the marriage notices of. j a popular society journal shortly con- i tained an account of the wedding of i "Mr. Milton Marrowbone and Miss | Maria Mutton, daughter of Mbrtimer i Mutton, of Sheepshead farm." i Their peculiar trunks now travel to- j gether, and the keys jingle BEPUBLICANS CONVENE. ABP6mbling of the National League at Cincinnati. R«presM>tnt,lv»>R of Over a Million Unptib- '|<!IIIIH lii Anniml Scaslon—Kutliu- sliiatlc Aildrngg of President Thurston. The annual convention of the National league of republican clubs began its session at Cincinnati Tuesday, April 21. On behalf of the city Mayor Mosby mode a welcome address. Ex-Gov. Foraker welcomed the visitors on behalf of tlio state of Ohio and spoke in enthusiastic terms of the services of the republican party, paying also eloquent tributes to the memories of Lincoln and Grant. Among other things he said: "The republicans of Ohio were simply republicans. Tliey sometimes had a contest which they regarded as purely their own, but in national issues they never fnltored. No republican candidate for the presidency had ever failed to get Ohio's electoral vote. | Applause.] "The republicans of Onio," said he, "cherish with grateful recollection and appreciation the name and memory of Abraham Lincoln. [Applause,] They have a just pride in the stalwart loyalty andpatrlotlsm also of U. S. Grant. "The republicans of Ohio, he continued, not only believe In great men but In great principles established by tho party, from tho thirteenth constitutional arnendmont down to tho rulings of the glorious Tom Reed [Applause.] They boliove in a free ballot and a fair count [applause], and they despised with Indignation the infidelity and cowardice whereby the most sacred of all the pledges of 1888 Stand yet unfilled. [Applause.] While they welcomed all who came to these shores In good faith to become American citizens and obey and become a part of tho laws and the institutions of this country, they wanted the doors shut against tho Mafia of every other land. [Tremendous applause.] "We are soon to have our stfate convention," he said. "I am not anticipating anything, for It Is practically done already, when I soy that on that occasion wo shall take for our platform the much talked about McKinley law [applause], ami for our leader the gallant, brilliant author of that great measure. [Cheers and calls for MoKlnley. j Such are the republicans of Ohio, and, being such, they know how to appreciate you; your convention is their convention ; your coming is but tho coming of our own." [Applause.! President John M. Thurston addressed the convention as follows: "The volunteer political organization of the republican party. It has no pay rolls; it con. trols no patronage; It asks no administrative favor; it is devoted alone to the advocacy and perpetuation ot those great principles which guarantee liberty and equality to every Amor- lean citizen and make possible tho prosperity of all who love to dwell in the protecting shadow of the American flag. It follows the personal fortunes of no leader, and will not commit itself to tho candidacy of any man. It is for the nominees and tbe platform of the republican national convention. Tho league is an army of privates; Its officers serve with the rank and file. Epaulets, cocked hats, dress parade and the best Intelligence, and the truest patriotism ' Of the American people. "While the Fanners' Alliance In the went to I honest in its purposes, yet it is a secret organ!- ! zatton, bound together by secret obligations. It I considers political matters, and directs political action, not In open convention or the light of publicity, but from behind closed doots; Its j leaders assume greater powers of dictation i than have ever been submitted to by any peo- I pie. It is therefore In opposition to the spirit of American liberty, whteh rejoices in the blessing of public discussion, free speech and an honest exchange of sentiment. But if the republican party expected to hold the allegiance of the western people It must see to It that western Interests were recognized. Its flrst and most sacred duty is the protection of the rights of American citizenship. Not to Increase bat to destroy sectionalism; not to rekindle the bitterness of the past, but to lay the foundation for a perfect future, It proposes that in n "government of the people, by the peopl-, for the people," every individual citizen, high or lo'vv, rich or poor, foreign or native, black or white, east or west, north or south, shall be permitted to walk to his country's ballot-box and exercise the Inalienable privileges of the citizenship without danger to his life or •lie surrender of his manhood. The republican party further proposes to protect the ballot- 9oxes of this country fron both the petty and ;rand larcenies of alleged honorable democrats. This Is not. a sectional, question, except in so as crime against citizenship has become general, respectable ami politically profitable .n the southern states. The democratic party in the south secures its congressional representation based upon a census of the colored population. The negro Is the salvation of the south; his patient, cheerful, profitable labor is Its greatest blessing and dearest hope. But he Is the democratic Nemesis. If he Is not counted for congressional and electoral represent.atlon, the democratic party cannot exist; If he is counted at the polls, the democratic party dies. The republican party pledges its faith that it THE • M'KINLEY BILL, If JVfttftH* rh« H«n»« t'iiiifl(!ps*:«ty Tittiitlon utut Open* tip Jm» P'trtunt rsouUi American Markets t<* Ota? ' It is futtusin? to Witness the striiggltfi- (x? the f rci" trade organs With the Me* Kinley bill. The growth of this tttea** ure in popularity is almost as great » surprise to its friends as it must hava been to its enemies. Campaign pi-ice* turned otit to be campaign lies, find tha people are beginning to realize phases of this bill which were almost entirely overlooked in the campaign last fall* First came the treaty with Brazil, illuS* trating the automatic reciprocity feature of the McKinlcy bill. Within » few days the duty will be abolished on Bit#av, and it is said the price will taka a sudden drop. Then there is that , clause providing 1 for free importation of raw material to be manufactured into articles for export, giving the American manufacturer equal footing with his transatlantic competitors for all foreign trade. Here we have reciprocity, free j sugar and free raw material. The 1 mean- j ing of this is an enormous reduction in } the burden of taxation, advantageous j terms for the admission of American I goods into foreign markets, and frea • raw material out of which to mana- l faeture these exports. Besides abso- hitcly protecting the home market, tha McKinlcy bill has thus reduced unnecessary taxation and opened up important South American markets to the will enact and enforce 'such"legtslatiort as will j products of our soil, mines, workshops result in a democratic funeral one way or the j and mills.—N. Y. Press, March 21. other. 'This magnificent convention Is an earnest of the revival of stalwart republicanism. It is within your power to make this country certainly republican for a quarter of a century to come. '•The old guard of the party must soon give place to younger leaders. Most of those grand men who grew to the full stature of greatness in heroic days have already fathomed the mystery of the infinite design, aud in a few more years the last survivor will have mounted to his pedestal of immortal fame. Their biographies make those marvelous chapters In our history, which excite the wonder and admiration of the civilized world. High priests in the cathedral of liberty, they raised the cross of a new crusade and bore it triumphantly through opposing hosts to the Mecca of equal rights. The heritage of honor, liberty and glory is to us. To maintain the union they preserved; to confirm the freedom they secured; to protect the citizonship they conferred; to complete the edifice of prosperity on the foundation they laid, is our solemn duty and upon one ring.—M. Cady, in N. Y. Ledger. INDEPENDENCE OF MIND. plan of operation. It has no desire .to assume control of party machinery or usurp the functions of any committee intrusted with campaign management. It seeks to popularize political notion; It olfers to every republican in the land an equal share of the responsibility, the labor and the glory of political service and success. It addresses itself to the intelligence and patriotism of the American people, and proposes by honest methods and fair means to commend republican principles to their do- liberate judgment. It seeks to establish a permanent club in every community, and to carry on political organization and political education every week day in the year." The delegates present represented more than ten thousand permanent republican clubs and more than a million members. "By wise protective measures, by generous homestead laws, by the development of our wonderful natural resources and the diversification of our industries the republican party has divided the hardships and doubled the rewards of America's tolling masses. Theory can weave subtle arguments to prove, and Ignorance can brazenly assert that a protective tariff docs not increase tho prosperity of a people, but the fact remains, nevertheless, that in a single quarter of a century there havo boon built in the United States and paid for out of the accumulated savings of its worklngmen three million comfortable American homes. Our country is an empire, vast in area, unmatched in resources, limitless in possibilities. It can produce and manufacture almost everything necessary for human use. Its citizens aro equal oeforo tho law, entitled to equal opportunities and possess equal privileges. There Is no class and no section which should be favored at the expense of another, for success or failure mu&t In tho end be shared by all. The factory and the farm aro the tv.-o great producers of national wealth. They are dependent on each other. For every spindle lovingly i that ceases to hum; for every wheel that no dearest hope. We are members of that same organization their wisdom and patriotism created. We are advocates of the same glorious principles they maintained; we kneel at the altar where they pledged their devot on, and we are Inspired by the memory of the knightly fields where so many of them foil. No other age, no other civilization, no other political power has set so many milestones on the turnpike of human progress as mark the triumphal advance of the republican party. In its unconciuercd ranks let u* still go marching on; "' " tbecare ' t fla " frecmon ever . M.V " IfW the cierif place of his manly boots there stood at» the foot of the bed. a pair of button gaiters, No. SJ£ at the utmost. "Have I gone out of my senses!" cried Mr. Marrowbone. How did these garments come to be in his room? Where were his own? He gased about him and flew to his trunk. "It's mine, certainly," he said. "Here are my initials, but I never tied a bit of blue ribbon to the handle." He dashed back the iid- Within he beheld silk, lace, linen articles contrived f or ladies' wear-r-notlwng that had eve** belonged to any masculine being, A horrible thought, engendered by pertain works pf Action that be had rec« Btly perused, rushed to his mjnd, Wat this $ «a$e or transformation^- doubje identity *- whatever it wm culled? he asked himself . He rushed to the njirror«*pecting"t!Q see a female f&ee there, but his own, florid coiwiteQawpe., garnished wittered side whiskers an4 crowned by a hajd forehead, weleoined him. He breathed a great sigh 04 Iceland ea$ down to recover at the dress u|ton bifid 1iP ll'HSlr She-^h<ak$T J«4jF v ' i» tfc* eas the * As he stared a memory Customs of People Which Are Termed Eccentricities* It is easy to sneer at people's eccentricities. We may smile at the majj who persists in wearing a queer style of hafc, or at the woman who clings to an old fashion in hair dressing. But in adhering to a custom both agreeable and comfortable do they not show some independence of mind, a decision that helps to leaven the lump of general ilabbincss? Once a lady whose eyes were weak was obliged always to carry a sunshade to protect them from the glare . of the sun. Even in winter, and when she wore fxu-s, the sunshade was a necessity. She declared, laughingly, that no one would believe, unless she tried it, how much attention such a simple matter evoked. Sometimes she was followed a block or two by boys commenting on her odd appearance. They wondered if she was crazy, and while they wondered seemed to think she was also deaf. Older people, whom one would think might know better, gazed at her curiously, and even questioned her as to the reason of her peculiar conduct. Most persons under such persecution would have given up the fight, staid in the house, or decided to bear the pain and run tho danger. Being a woman of resolute temper, she did nothing of the kind. She carried her muff and her parasol all winter. Indeed, after a while she • seemed to take a wicked pleasure in flaunting these articles before the faces of bewildered passers, who would often turn and look back With an expectation of seeing strange Developments from so great a phenoua- |>r«bably not niany women would have ttuck to the singularity as she did. ojp have gotten SQ niuch amusement put Q| it. Vet if it is considered in another and we rsftep* tew j»uch interest e*oited and, fesw wany gasers she " ^ longer turns; for every lorge that fails to glow, Bome farmer's plow will rust In the furrow. Tbe republican party undertakes by wise legislation to foster and develop all our varied and dlverMfled Interests. Our system of protection is designed to build up our manufacturing Interests, and thereby greatly increase the homo demand for agricultural products; while the genius of the nation's great statesmen has coupled with protection u broad system of reciprocity which Is already opening up to the invincible Yankee the best markets of th« world. '•The result of the late congressional election, and the phenomenal growth of the Farmers' Alliance, have been heralded by democracy as the forerunner of republican defeat, and virtual abandonment of the protective system. It Is true that tho enactment of the McKinley bill so near eleation day that its provisions could not be explained, its practical cilect determined, or the falsehood concerning It refuted, cost the republican pnrty thousands of votes. But before the next presidential election its bonoilcial effects will have become apparent, and if any of its schedules prove to be excessive or unjust the republican party stands ready to correct its own mistakes, without destroying or emasculating the foundation principles of American protection. The Farmers' Alliance was undoubtedly an important factor in the last election. It was tlrst organized in the southern states, where it has declared and proven itself a faithful ally and supporter of democracy. Its organization in the vest has also been encouraged by the democratic party, as its membership must be largely drawn from the homesteaders, and the veterans, whose votes have heretofore made the prairie states certainly and reliably republican. The Importance of this movement must not bo underestimated by the republican party. In the west its members for the most part are honest, intelligent, patriotic men. The low prices of Jffi9 and the short crop of 1880 brought preat hardship and financial distress to the agricultural west, and Us farmers naturally turned toward a movement which at once enlisted their sympathies and seemed to promise almpbt immediate relief. The time also was most opportune for those political demagogues, outcasts of both political parties, to whom & famine is a festival «»d a pestilence a pionio. "The hope of toe democratic party to-day is based upon its ability to combine with the alliance on electoral tickets in the western states, aud thereby throw the election of president into the house of representatives. In my judgment this rwsujt will never come. The men who parried the muskets and followed the flag of the ualou a&d freedom, will never assist the democratic party back into power. They will never consent to replace a wan in the yrest- i deutiai c&ftir who vetoed the pittances voted 1 by a aeupior&tio congress to the helpless sur- j vivors jo/ |1»8 Var of the rebelUojtu And tfee men >ffe homesteads have bees secured bore; on, in the companionship of tho loyal, true and bravo; on, to the inspiring music of the union; on, along the pathway of the nation's glory, to the future of our country's hope." Gen. Thurston then introduced Hon. William McKinley, Jr., who said: "The great parties of to-day could trace their heredity to the great parties dominant at the very foundation of this government. The national idea and the state's rights idea began to divide men as early as 1787. He said the republican party grew out of the whig party, which was an immediate descendant from the federalist party. It was the party of Clay, Webster, Hamilton, Wade. Lincoln and Garfield, and the democratic was the party of Cat- noun and Tilden. One great glory of the republican party was that it could look Into tho past without blushing, and it could look into the future without fear. The speaker then sketched the history orf the democratic party in the Kansas and Nebraska legislation and tise proposition of the United States to consider the bill to buy Cuba. He said, further: "The democratic party opposed the greenback when it was necessary as a war measure; it was for peace at any price when we were at war for the life of the nation; it opposed the resumption of specie payment; it opposed the emancipation proclamation. It has been the party of opposition. It has ppposed every measure of advancement of the nation. It op posed protection [Immense cheering,] Ho read an interview with Congressman W. H. H. Lee, of Richmond, Va., which appeared in the Now York Times. The substance of tho interview was: 1. Subordinate everything to the party. 2. We must not consider anything In which the party Is divided till after 1893. 3. The congress should prevent pernicious legislation, but attempt nothing more in the Fifty-second congress. They carried the country in 1890 by an immense majority, and, according to this Interview, they are afraid to interpret the policy on which they won their victory. They denounced the tariff, and thev did not know what the tariff was. He had heard of an instance since he hod arrived in Cincinnati. A Cincinnati merchant, when tho 'tariff bill passed, went to a wholesale dealer and bought all the sowing needles he could find, because as he said, this rascally tariff was going to put the prices of needles up, whereas tho new tariff admitted them free. To the charges that the Fifty-first congress was expensive, he said, yes it used a great deal of money, but it paid its debts and a large arrearage of indebtedness left over by the Fiftieth congress, but it kept all its pledges save one—the election bill—and it was no fault of the congress that it did not pass the bill. We kept faith with the creditor that bought our bonds in our time of sore need, and now we mean to keep faith with that other creditor whose services are above price, tho soldiers who offered their lives in defense of the ooun try. Wo stamped the life out of repudiation. The speaker here made a comparison of the state of finances in the administrations o: Cleveland and Harrison. As to tbe circulation of currency, he said, if more was needed 11 would be forthcoming. But whether it be golc or silver or paper, It must be worth just what Its face says its value Is. To the charge that the mission of the party had ended, he said: No, it would not end till the American ballot was as sacred as the American home. Why She Turned Pale. Mother,-r-You have got white powder all over your face. Daughter—Yes, you see George is going off on a trip, and I want him to see when he bids me farewell to-nighi how much I suffer at our partlag.- Texas Sittings. Good as Capital. Binks—New man in your office, I see. Looks like a prize-fighter. Winks—He's my silent partner. "Eh? Does he foot the bills?" "No. He foots the collectors," -N. Y Weekly. _ JgTThe "billion-dollar congress" woul'd not have appropriated quite so much ol -the people's money if it had not been for the seventy-five thousand dollar defalcation of John F. keedom, the democratic sergeant-at-arms of the previous congress, who rfw* &wg.y owing that amount of money $o the tr$ Another Froo-Traele Prop Gone. Well, well, well! What will the "tariff-is-a-tax" editor do now? He has made the increased duty on tin plate lis greatest card, and now it is blown, iway in one breath. We have been •old that the poor man would have to jay that quarter of a cent extra duty on his dinner pail, and we have almost jeen left to believe that a new coin would have to be made that this "tax" night be paid, at least till we made our own tin plate in sufficient quantities to reduce the price. But now we are told .iy Congressman Niedringhaus that tha 'oreign tin-plate workers have agreed ;o sell the American market all the tin plate we want without any added cost on account of the increased duty. So the poor working-man won't have to scrape together that quarter of a cent after all. But what will the free-trade- tariff editor do? This tin plate "tax" was his greatest and almost only standby. And. now that prop is gone. Well, he must send to the Cobden club and get some new 'ones from headquarters. But he must hurry up, for they are getting- very weak over there, and won't hold out much longer. So make hay while the sun shines, free-traders. It will soon enough be all moonshine with you. A TTarnfiifi: For the South. At the Chattanooga banquet to celebrate th*i manufacture of basic steel, which Mr. Grover Cleveland declined to attend, probably because he would have been obliged to eat from a tin dinner plato brought into existence by the McKinley bill, a little incident occurred which ought to be recorded in the col-'. umns of the American Economist. Mr. McKinley was present and made a, speech. Turning to Mr. A. M. Shook, the general manager of the Southern. Iron Company, he asked: "And can you make steel permanently in Chattanooga?" Mr. Shook replied: "We can, unless there shall be adverse legislation." "And if th" shall be adverse legislation," retorud Maj. McKinley with great energy and felicity, "you will know from what source it will come." In these words of the great champion of protection is contained a warning which should be heeded by those who have the interests of the south at heart.. She cannot afford to sacrifice her great industrial future to old prejudices and antiquated political ideas. The Tonnage of Subsidy. The maritime nations who have paid their money have had their choice of ships. The nations paying no money have had necessity lay its hand upon, their steam marines. The sea-going steam vessels of the world, over one hundred tons, recorded in Lloyd's Register Book, measure 12,035,873 tons gross. Of the shipping under British, German, French, Spanish and Italian flags, there are 10,689,805 tons. Thus the> flags of these five nations, the principal, powers of Europe, all of them subsidizers of steam toanage, cover 83.33 per cent, of the steam shipping of the world. The flag of subsidy par excellence, the; British flag, covers 63.83 per cent, of it; nearly all engaged in foreign trade. Comparing small things with great, the flag of the United States, in foreign trade, covers but the insignificant pro? portion of one and a half per cent, of the sea-going steam tonnage of the world. We have paid nothing, and. ia the nature of things, have received aa we have pai i—nothing for nothing. Under Difficulties. The native Greenlander is said tci have a remarkable partiality for astoop» ing position. The family food is usually served in a dish, which is set upon the floor, while the partakers sit round upon a great bench, and dive into it with their fingers. They have notables, and it seems rarely to strike them thai the dish might be set upon a chest, or anything which, would bring it tote ft convenient position. Fridtjof Jf ansen, i» "The First Cros*. ing of Greenland," tells the story ol « young European lady's jjou*ekeepi»jjf experience on the island, She had one day some Eskimo girls fa do her washing, and when she w«i$ into their room to see how things' going on, she noticed that her " maidens were all stooping over tbe < which stood on the floor, thinking this an awkward position* | nadsoMie Stwls brought &» j together, BO that they might f upporfc for the $wb. x r She then, left the girls *» 9P&1

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free