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f L > JO^..W3BDjy»8M^.J?g.QgMB^tt 31,1890. OUR COMING LANDLORDS, A&AH MAfilfi BBIOSAli. Copyrighted^ 1886. t— Atr FIRST IESSOS. you J was -Tory cold. The ground 'WAS ffozto ftnd covered with a White frost. I Bad been Out riding, and as I was pass- Ifig thtough a little village of tenant ndnSes 1 saw a man with a club in his .Hftfid Standing at tho door of one of the Dttudlngs talking to some one outside. I •donld not hear the Words, but soon a man cftme out of the house carrying a wo- toatt in his arms, followed by five little •«Wldrett. He took the Woman to ft little •old building hear by and laid her down. Then the man with the club and some inen in red coats put all the furniture into the yard and nailed up the door: It was on iny father's estate and I thought if he knew of this horrible cruelty lie would help the poor woman Avho AVOS Sick. So I rode home as fast as I could. I found my father just mounting his horse to ride aWay; but in my excitement I rode lip to him, saying: "Oh father, they are turned out of tho house and the woman is so sick and help- lessl" "Out of what house? Where have been?" he asked.. "Down there," pointing to the tenant houses, "but yon Arill do something for lem, she is so sick!" "There, take that, you meddling fool," he said, striking me with his riding whip. as ne rocie aAvay. Can words picture I lie burning sense of wrong and wild den! re for revenue that raged Avithin my hoanl I was but a child, :arce ten years old, xvheii that sharp blow II upon my face, but 1 feel it still, as :OUgh the spirit of evil had lurked within She blow. Mad from disgrace and smart- g with pain, 1 sought my mother. Her ft quick eye caught the mark, and holding ^,,me in her arms to soothe me, she said. "" "What is it, my won ?" Her motherly uympathy calmed iny wrath and J-ivcpt. ' "Tell me all, my sn;i," she said, Avith a loving accent in her voice, that is still Bounding in my ear«. As soon as I could sticak I told her what I had seen and that 1 had asked father to help the poor people. She held nearer to her heart, as though amends for father's cruelty. "Never mind, my son, she said, "Avhen you are a man you can try and remedy the •evils you have seen and AX'ill continue to see for many years to come." "O mother, AX'hy are people driven from home?" I cried, between the sobs that still and ready for work. In ft short time t gained a fair standing ifl my class, and carried home a good report at vacation. With what a longing heart 1 looked foward to those happy days. My home coming was the signal for merrymaking. My mother was alwas-s kind, and my father was proud of ray progress. My old playmate, Annie Wren, was again the companion of my leisure hours. Onedgy I had been out riding with a friend. "Coming home we had to pass through a village of tenant houses. As we came into the town xve saw the. bailiff, with his detachment of armed police, enter It from the opposite side. "Now for. some fun," said my friend "These fellows are upon an ousting expedition." As they entered, the signal was sounded by the blovri-icj of horns and beating of tin pans. The inhabitants immediately took the alarm and gathered in front of the first hovel to bo attacked. There they held their position in spite of the bayonets that Were freely used by the police. There were few men in the village. They Were away at work, but the women fought with hoes, rakes, pitchforks and shovels, and seemed perfectly reckless of life. One after another fell, some killed, some wounded, but they would not yield. After a long and terrible struggle the bailiff drew off his force, leaving the inhabitants to care for the wounded and dying. It was a most terrible sight that met my view as I went to help the poor people in their distress. A young lady, a teacher in the school came to help us. Her sad recital was heart-rending. "Many of my pupils," said she, "come to school every morning without having eaten a mouthful since their supper the night before and they can only hope for a small share of what their fathers can beg or borrow from people nearly as poor as themselves. Every day I miss another face, and another Is added to the long death list. Is there no help for this starving people?" Bho asked, while tears ran down her cheeks. "I also ask, is there no help? Must people die in this land of plenty? No, I will sound the alarm and call for aid," I said, while with busy hands we cared for the wretched inhabitants. "What a curse must follow those who cause this," she said. "Starvation and rags are not enough, but they must offer Mona "* shoo y frame. are sent away because they cau- he runt." is rent?" uoncy that men promise to pay for fland." do people have to pay for the '.'BesRuslfafuwinon own .the land and the many must wnvk it." "But they will freeze to death," I said, my mind returning to the mile children, barefooted and alinust naked, in the bitter cold. "We can do nothing to help them," said my mother. "1 havo often tried, but it always vexf.'d your father." I was the only sou of Lord Waverland, wned a large estate In the southwest bart of Ireland, near the beautiful lake Killarncy. My father was a cold, proucl man, wfco never loved anyone but himself. My mother was an heiress when he married her. HP soon gained possession of her wealth, for she was of a loving, trusting nature, and having made him her idttal, she was slow to .realize that she was Ir/tle more to him than the lowest servant /U his house. /'.'/ I remained at home under the direct influence of my mother mi til I was sixteen years of age. She had given to mo and my baby sister all the tender love of her noble heart. From her I had learned lessons of temperance and virtue, and a holy reverence for the Bible. How pleasant to my memory are the hours we passed reading and talking together of the lessons taught in the sacred Word, or the troubles of our people. The scenes that flrst called my attention to their sufferings had become an every day occurrence, and from my mother's teachings I had learned to feel more acutely than ever the injuries done them. Often from my childish purse had I relieved want and suffering, but I never interfered in Lord Waverlaud's business again. His flrst cruel blow had left a lifelong impression. Tha only way my father had ever cared ' mo was in fitting mo for a country gen- ' an. Under iii's direction I had taken ns in shooting until 1 was one of the shots for miles around. I could ride •ell and fearlessly as any of his noble its at the fox hunts. I could swim, and n the beautiful Killaruey as easily as the great white swans that had been my .playmates. And I could drive four in hand with the coachman himself. For all these tilings my father would pat me on the shoulder and exclaim with pride: "You do credit to the old family of Waver- landl" I was nearly six foot tall, with a good share of activity and strength, with blue eyes, a fair, full faco and open brow, shaded by dark brown hair. My great delight was lu riding. The glad free sense that What a scene of misery it was! Children crying over bruised and bleeding mothers, and mothers weeping over their helpless children; while the fangs of the hungry wolf was fastened on each pale and haggard face. As soon as we could, my friend and I rode away. 'Each was silent. Words could not express our feelings. Here were people who had toiled early and late to grow crops, but they must starve. They had built little hovels, not (It for pig pens, but they must offer up their lives, that they might dwell in them, Landlordism is the most brutal cruelty the world has ever known. When I reached home I had food af all descriptions gathered together, and soon we were on our way back to the starving people. Lord Waverland was not at h ome, and for once I dared to brave his wrath if he should learn what I had done. The tears of joy and thankfulness that greeted us as we divided our load were reward enough for a, whole life of self-denial. The determined resistance made by those village tenants was the commencement of 'the war against eviction. A call was Immediately made for relief, and all that winter committees were busy dealing out food to the suffering people. At the same time, the baili/F and his forces were busy evicting the starving men and famishing families. All over western Ireland the horrors of another "47" seemed the doom of the inhabitants. Aid from America came by the shlplMH. But the British government did not|pig to save the people from suffering ana death. Many private persons gave liberally. Even the queen of England gave a pittance from her income of millions and was duly thanked for it. All this time the war on rents was growing fiercer. The condition of the country was rousing the people to action. It was strengthening the Land League and weakening the cause and prestige of the landlords. fewith being in the saddle seemed a limy very nature, S^uutry around was wild and moun- "; (n some directions, in others AVO ;.;i : -\thd beautiful lake. I often rode iffihoor, which spread away in tho syithout a house or track, nothing ; ftsof purplpaud black heather, hntalns fafiiway seemed to roll •;_'•'-,. ihe sky inTftlds and peaks, lined • ; \ ^hread-liko cataracts, too dla- $;•; jeard. ||5 Janlous were few, for I had SBiiVie better than society, But > family with Avhom- AVO were friendly terms. Sir Wren oAvned a, neighboring estate, and Lady Wren, a pure, sAA'eet-faced Avoinan, was my mother's dearest friend, Avhilo Annie, their daughter, AVOS my only playmate. 'She was a happy-hearted child, and would never willingly vex or annoy any one. She seemed to guess my moods, and Avould act accordingly. But J fear, as I now look back, that I AVOS an overbearing, selfish fellow, Avho exacted many acts of self- denial from my little friend. At the age of sixteen an active life began. My father had decided that I should go to Cambridge University. The years I spent there Avero busy ones. With my wild, roying nature, it xvas hard Avork for me to fceep pace AAith iny class, but pride and ambition helped me to form the habit ol study, J AVUS too proud to fall behind in my class. Thanks to my mother's careful teaching, I Avas never tempted to indulge in the use of Aviue or stronger drinks wjtli my plftsgmates. So, Avhea uwnung found t&TO with pmiUJled brainy mine was cJaft? CHAPTER II.—MY HERO. When my course at the University was completed, I came home for a vacation before starling for the two years travel my father had marked out for me. I had not been at home long when a great meeting under the direction of the Land League Association was called. Charles Stuart Paruell was to bo the speaker. When the day came the town was decorated most beautifully. The streets were arched with evergreen wreaths, and from every window Irish flags and banners mingling with the American stars and stripes floated on the breexe. All day the streets were a living mass of people, so densely were they crowded. Mr. Parncll was the recognized leader of the Land League, and as the champion of the no-rent system ho was very popular. As ho came to the platform to address the multitude cheer after cheer rent the air and thousand of voices Joined in the hymn, "God Save Ireland."" When this noble man advanced to the front of the platform he said in a clear distinct voice: "We appeal to the farmers of Ireland to be up and doing! Organize at once that your full strength may bo put forth in behalf of yourselves and your country! Let us remember the words of Ireland's greatest sons. 'That the land is the point whence we till ultimately draw, and if the terms on which the land is cultivated be unfair, then the entire structure is rotten and must inevitably come down! In vain shall we try to arouse the national spirit if the very men who make a nation sink into paupers. Paupers have no country, no rights, no duties! In short, if we permit the small farmers to be reduced to penury, if they ure compelled to give up their lands and throw themselves on the country for relief, there is au end to Ireland. "It takes an army of thirty thousand soldiers to secure the rout now, and if you baud together and ask a reduction it must come, for no landlord can stand against you. Stand firm and self-reliant property, as you Ifould a leper. Hold no communion with hitfl. If Ids wife and children are sick let them alone. It la only by this means that you can bring the landlords to reason. "There are large estates growing up to wfcsfls now, but if you hold to your purpose they will increase a thousand fold!" After leaving this meeting Mr, Pat-hell was arrested and taken to Kilmainhain prison, where a number of the prominent leaders of the Land League were confined. From that day Charles Stuart Parnell became a hero! And his noble championship, sacrifices and sufferings in the cause of Irish liberty have enthroned him in the hearts of all true patriots. It was no hero worship that had made this great gathering possible. It Was the deep, .heart-felt protest of a naked, starving, outraged people. It was a cry against bayonet rule and an appeal for human rights. This man had placed himself in sympathy with the people's needs, and now they looked at him as their leader, protector and liberator. They trusted that at no distant day he would overcome the power of the landlords to make famine where there was plenty and to rob them of improvements that were justly theirs. The leaders of the Land League demanded union of its followers, but strongly condemned violence. Unfortunately, many disobeyed the Injunction. When their leaders were in prison the men who were suffering hunger and who had seen their families dying by the roadside, became frantic under a sense of accumulated wrongs and were wild with a desire for revenge. They committed many crimes. Stone throwing, window breaking, and attacks on the police were frequent. The men in prison were not silent. From Kilmainham' came the no-rent manifesto, Which was circulated throughout Ireland. "Fellow countrymen, the hour to ti'y your souls aud redeem your pledges has arrived. Do not be daunted by the removal of your leaders. One more crowning struggle for your lands, your home and your livesl A struggle in which all the memories of your race, all the hopes of your children, all the sacrifices of your imprisoned brothers, all cravings for rent enfranchised lands, for happy homes and national freedom Inspire you. One more heroic effort to destroy landlordism at the source and fount of its existence, and the system which was and is the curse of your race will have disappeared forever! The world is watching to see whether all your splendid hopes and noble courage will crumble away at the threats of cowardly tyrants. You have to choose between throwing yourselves on the mercy of En- Eland and taking your stand by au organization that has once before been too strong for English depotisml "Every tenant farmer is to-day the standard bearer of the flag unfurled by patriotic women, when they held the officers at bay, and can bear it to a glorious victory. The landlord who evicts is a criminal, and the government which supports him with the bayonet will learn in a single winter how powerless its armed forces are against the will of a united and determined people!" This was like a firebrand in a heap of chaff. Meetings were held. Gladstone and Forster were carried in effigy through the streets, and were dragged in the mud or were burned in public. The priests took active parts in these meetings. They uniformly used their influence against violence and crime. But many were too wild to heed the admonitions of cooler heads. Throughout Ireland and England the fear of dynamite was strong in every landlord's heart. This state of wild excitement lasted until May, when at last, after many overtures and efforts to gain concessions from the prisoners, the English government was glad to release them on any terms. When news came that the prisoners were released, there was great rejoicing. Bonfires blazed in every village and enthusiastic meetings were held in honor of the event. Then, for the first time, I felt that there was safety. Lord Waverland had been away all winter. Early In the fall, foreseeing the trouble that was coming, he said it was too warm for him in Ireland, and he would go to Paris where he could have some comfort. I believe, myself, that it would not have been safe for him at home. He was stubborn and would not lower his rent, or abats one iota of his inherited pride. As soon as quiet was restored in the 'spring and early summer, I prepared to leave home, for my two years' travel. The thought of leaving my mother made me sad. Her life was lonely in that old prison house, known as the Waverland Mansion, with no visitors except little Annie Wren, Lady Wren died while I was at college. 1 tried T,O win my mother's consent to travel with me, but she would shake her head and say, "It would nover do for me to leave Waverland without my lord's consent. He 7iiight como at any time and I fear his wrath. 'Go, my son, and tha kind Father who watches over the sparrows wilt not leave me to perish." ; So, one bright Juno morning, with a heavy heart I baric good-bye to my mother aud my little sister, who was my mother's companion and comfort, and started out to see the- world. a great change ni the tace so hear my OATO. The dark broAA-n hair was lihc'd with gray) and the pure Avhito brow was marked with care. I folded her in my arms, saying, "How is this? you seem almost an invalid?" "I have suffered a greoi deal of late, but now you are at home I shall soon be Avell again. I think this dreary old house makes me feel blue." And she drew a long sigh, half pleasure, half pain. "Where is Lord Waverland? The old place seems going to rnin." "He is in Paris; he has only been at homo for a feAV weeks at a time for years. He says the old place is too dull for his high temperament," said my ir.other in o slightly sarcastic tone. "Here is Myrtle, your little sister," she said, as a young girl with bright blue eyes and flaxen hair came bounding into the room. "She is my little sunbeam. Myrtle, your brother." The child paused a moment, giving me a searching glance as though asking herself If Ave could be friends. Then she came to me, and clasping her arms around' my neck as I stooped toward her, put up her full red lips for a kiss. She Avas small for her, looking far younger than she really xvas. Taking a chair by my mother's side. AAith Myrtle on my knee, AVC began to Jill the space our letters had left vacant. While AVO Avern busy talking of tho past, n young lady came into tiie room. She AVIIS plain looking, Avith soft brown eyes that had a pleasant look, and silken brown hair that lay in natural AV.-IVOS above a clear Avhlte brow. As she came to my mother's chair, I thought to myself, "Yon are a girl of Independence, AvhoeA'er you are," indicated by her firm, clastic'step and noble carriage. "Miss KA'crett, my son, Sir Loyd," salt) my mother as she camo to her side. She gave me a modest greeting, then after asking some questions of my mother, left the room. "Myrtle's now governess. She only camo last Aveek, but I am very fund of her. She Inspires me with comfort," said my mother, Ax'ith some animation. "Oh!" exclaimed Myrtle, "she can tell beautiful fairy tales, but she mak ;.> iao study first." "Who is she? Where did she from?" I asked, interested. "Annio Wren recommended her. She is an orphan, yon know." "Know? how should I know?" I asked. "Well, Annie said she had a good education and Avas looking for a place as governess, and she thought I AX'oulcl like her, so she brought her here. You remember Aii- iiie Wren?" "Why, yes, AVC have always known each other. 1 Avonder if she Avould knoxv me now?" I said, fondly stroking my famous mustache, Avhich I thought had greatly changed my looks. Before 1 had finished the contemplatiu o£ mysult' in. the large mirror opposite, the door opened and a lox r ely young lady entered, "Annie!" exclaimed Myrtle, jumping from my knee and giving the new comer a loving kiii. Could that bo my old playmate? I never know slio Avns so'beautiful. Mother turned to me saying. "You see, my .son, Annie and I never stand on ceremony. She always comes to my room unannounced," said my mother, giving- hor n 1'riyndly giMi^.i.i^. "Sntiii.-ii-i my little playmate," 1 Kail], WORLD'SFAlRPRflCtAMAttllls President Harrison Proclaims to the World That an Exhibition Will Be Held. An Invitation Is Sent to All tho States oi' the Earth to Participate. Senator McPherson Occupies the Floor iu a Speech Against the Elec* tions Bill, come WASUINUTON, Dtc. 24. In the senate Mr. Edmunds asked unanimous consent to the passage of the joint resolution extending until July 1 next, a period during which the Inws of Nebraska shall be enforced in thi; territory of Oklahoma in accordance with the recommendation of the president. Mr. Morgon criticised the Oklahoma legislature, tho only republican body, he believed, which contained a colored member. Tho whole trouble grew out of a squabble over the Capital location. Ho objected and tho resolution went over. _ Mr. Morgan called up his resolution directing the committee on privilege and elections to amend section ol of the election bill. Mr. Sherman contended that it was not in order to call it up except upon a formal motion. _ Mr. Morgan likened the present condition of the senate to the condition of Damocles with nsinglo hair holding a sword suspended over'his head. Yesterday the little state of Rhode Island suspended a sword over the senate, informing that body that at the will and pleasure of the caucus committee free speech was to be prohibited. The president thought that lie wasjeading this movement. He was doing it just as the gnat was moving the buffalo on whose horn he rested. The movement was in the hands of the senators on the floor who were aspirants for the presidency. Pending further debate the hour of 11 arrived nnd Mr. McPherson resumed his speech against the elections bill. At the conclusion of his remarks a message from tbe president \vas received and read, returning without approval the bill appropriating 875,000 for a publi" building at Bar Harbor, Maine, on the grounds that the public needs of the place did not justify such an expenditure tor only one public office, the postoince, to be accommodated. The president sets forth the facts that the rent paid for tho postoffice in 1S88 was *300. Gno clerk was ^employed and no carrier. The gross postal receipts for that year were 87.000. Bar Harbor is almost wholly a summer resort. Postal ro- cei pts for 1890 sho ,v that for more than half tbe year the gross receipts of the post nffir'O wpna nlinnh oiirlif. rlnllui>£ a rlair Tl-in power of the United State* regulate the inter state commerce. The right to sell in the ofigi innl package, if the goods are merchantable and legitimate subjects of trade and commerce, is guaranteed by the United States, and though it can be regulated it cannot be prohibited by any state. The United States has a paramount right to declare what goods arft merchantable nnd what regulations of their sale'aro reasonable, and by an act of congress the United States has declared oleomargarine to be a merchantable article and has regulated its sale. As the Pennsylvania statute involved does not regulate but prohibits the sale of oleomor* gnrinc, it cannot apply to the goods described in the special verdict. MUS NEWTON SUICIDES. Tho Sntl Story of n Milwaukee Woman's Dentli. MILWAUKEE, Dec. 24.—Mrs. Martha JJ Newlon ended her life this morning at her residence, 181 Sixth street, by taking a dose of strychnine with suicidal intent. Slid was 57 years of a^e and was employed as a servant in tho family at whose house she died, having recently left her husband Horace Newton, whom she married at the same house last October. When the family discovered she had taken poison it was too late to save her life, as no doctor could bo called in time. Hoi- death occurred at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Nexvton left the following pathetic letter: "Oli. my dear husband I linvc loved you too wall nnd never can atnml this. O, inny God forgive you as I do and as 1 hopo to bo forgiven. Mny you bo n happy man and n bettor man Is Die prayer of Mttritiu. I xvnnt Mrs. Brick to clrnxv my money. 8(15, out of tho bunk and pny my oxncnaeB. I xvlsn to be burled at Forest Homo. Don't send forany of my folks as they cnn'l come. Got Mr. llnlsey To be continued. DIVORCE LAWYER ARRESTED. A Victim Will See That ho Receives His Due?. NEW YOKK, Dec. 24.—Wm. Duryea, Hugbes,_ the lawyer who ran a bogus divorce mill on Broadway, was arrested this afternoon on a lench warrant issued on the complaint of ex-Mayor Pendleton, of Ft. Worth, Texas, one of his victims. Ib was intimated that Campbell and Buttner, Hughes' ex-partners will be arrested soon. STRICKEN WITH APOPLEXY. The tnw Partner of President Harrison ig Nearing Death. INDIANAI-OWS, Dec. 24.—Information was received tonight that Judge Cyrus C. Hines, for thirty years a resident of this city and fifteen years a law partner of President Harrison, was stricken with apoplexy at Ludlow, N. H., today, and will die. A PUBLIC SPIRITED WOMAST. against this band of cormorant vampires that have dust; and the musty smell that greeted me CHAPTER III.—THE I had bsen from home two years, and as I came up the avenue to the Waverland mansion I could not help thinking Avliat a deserted old place it Avas. Tho gate lodge was in a dilapidated condition: the gate itself hung by one hinge. Tho ax'enue Avas covered \vith Aveeds. The young forest, oncj tho pride o£ Lord Wavorhind, Avas open to the cuttle, and tho park about tho houtiu AA'tis used for a horse pasture. The venerable old house itself, built a century ago, with towor and turret, was going to ruin. The Avindows Avore filled with boards or rags to keep out tho Aveather, and the stops Avere hardly safe to mouut, "By tho ghost of St. Patrick if there ain't Sir Loyd!" said Michael O'Shano, the old butler, who, Avith an enormous Avig, high coat collar and stiff cravat, met we at the door. "Yes, Mike, this is Loyd," I said, shaking his hand AAdth real pleasure. "J am glad to be at home again. So this is Wa- verlaud?" "This is Waverland," he said; "and it's right glad AA-O are to see you home again I" I found the inside of the house in as great disorder as the out. The elegant old f urui- ture AVUS moth eaten and covered with The Luto Mrs. Charles Pfennig:, of Appleton Makes Her Will. APPLKTON, Dec. 24.—The will of the late Mrs.Charles Pfennig, just probated, leaves $1,000 to the board of commissioners of foreign missions; $1,000 to the American missionary aosociation of New York; 11,000 to the Congregational church of Appleton, ond small sums are left to relatives. JJEAT THE WORLD'S -RECORD. Joe Donahue 'Wins the Interuational Amateur Championship. LONDON, Dec. 24. Joe Donahue, amateur champion skater of the United States and Canada, today won the international amateur skating championship race on Sinzoyben near Cambridge, He covered a mile and a half in four minutes and forty-six seconds; beating the world's record. office were about eight dollars a day. The president says the salary of janitors for the new bnilding would 'be more than twice the present cost to tho government for rent, fuel and light. He cannot believe that upon reconsideration congress will approve of the contemplated expenditure. The message was referred to a commitee. The following proclamation was issued by the president to the senate, at 1:45 p. m. today: "By the president of tho United States of America: Whereas, satisfactory proof has been presented to mo that provision has been made for adequate grounds and buildings for the uses o£ the world's Columbian exposition, and that a sum not less than 840,000,000 to bo used and expended for the purposes of said exposition has been provided in accordance with the conditions and requirements of section 10 of an act entitled "An act to provide for celebrating the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by.Chris- topher Columbus by holding an international exhibition of arts, industries, manufactures and the products of the soil, mine and sea, in the city of Chicago, in the state of Illinois," approved April 25,1890. "Now therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison, president of the United States, by virtue of the authority vested in me by said act, do hereby declare and proclaim that such international exhibition will be opened on May 1, in the year 1893, in ths city of Chicago, in the state of Illinois, and will not be closed before the last Thursday in October of the same year. And in the name of the government, and of the people oi: tho United States. I do hereby invite all the nations of tlie earth to t take part in the commemoration of an event that is preeminent in human history, and of lasting interest to mankind, by appointing'represontatives thereto, and sending such exhibits to the world's Columbian exposition as will most fitly and fully illustrate _ their resources, their industries, ^their progress in • civilization. "In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this twenty-fourth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and ninety, and of tbe independence of the United States the one hundred and fifteenth. BENJAMIN HAIUIISON. By the president, Jaines CK Blaine secre tary of state." — , iny moil" . MAIITIIA J. NEWTOH." Newton, her husband, was arrested for drunkenness Monday and fined in the police, court yesterday. A bank book which she left showed that 815 had been drawn yesterday, and Mrs. Newton paid the $5 fine and costs. Her bank book was found on her breast, and the balance of the $15 in cash. Mrs. Newton was in court yesterday and seemed much excited. The inquest will bo held tomorrow at the morgue, where the body was taken. SET ASID15 THIS DIVCHlCjIS. Isabella Hewitt, of OslikoHh, is Entering a Suit in tho County Court. OSIIKOSH, Dec. 24.—The petition of Isabella Hewitt, widow of the late Thomas Hewitt, to set aside the judgment of divorce obtained against he^- by her late husband, was filed in the county court late yesterday afternoon. Charge is made that the plaintiff, Hewitt, made affidavit in the divorce proceedings that his wife resided at Cleveland, white she resided at Atwater, forty-five miles from Cleveland, and he knew it. Mrs. Hewitt claims she never received the summons and complaint and was ignorant of the fack that proceedings had been commenced against her until she saw in the papers that she had been divorced. That Hewitt was cognizant of her whereabouts is shown by the fact that the administrator, Eli Seeley, found among his effects a letter from Mrs. Hewitt dated a day or two previous to the alleged service of the papers. The estate of the deceased in not worth much but Mrs, Hewitt's ideals annulling the decree is that she may be eligible for a pension. NEWMAN FOil JUJDG1S. The Lawyers of Veriion County are Circulating a 1'etltion. VmoqiTA, Wis., Dec. 24.—A call signed by every member of the bar in Vernon county was today forwarded to Circuit Judge A. AV. Newman, of Tiompouleau, asking 1 him to become a candidate for associate justice of the supreme court at tho ensuing spring election. It IB understood that a similar call ia being circulated _ and signed in every county in the circuit, There is no politics in this move and the efforts being made in some quarters to make the selection of supreme judge depend upon the politics of the candidate is not looked upon with favor by attorneys in this section of the state. Judge Newman is a republican in politics. BUN ON A BANK. A ITJiiiiiioial Flurry Is Reigning at Green Bay. GHEEN BAY, Dec, 24,—During the past two days there has been a run on the Kellogg National bank of this city, in which Senator Sawyer is a heavy stockholder. Ifc was reported that the bank had failed, causing a heavy run on the savings department by small depositors, but business men keep making deposits and confidence has been restored. GOllDON IS HONEST. Her Love Betrayed. CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—Miss Mary Patrice Whitbeck, an actress, brought suit today against A. P. Blakeslee, a young board of trade inaa, for $20,000 for a breach of promise. Proceeds Scut to Ireland. CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—There was cabled today to the join treasurers Webb and Konney in Dublin, £1,250 pounds, being the proceeds of the Dillon—0' Brien mass meeting recently in this city. STKIICE BY SINGEUS. The Weber Concert Company has au Iiiter- eatiMK Time- JANESVIM.E, Wis., Dec, 24.—On Satur day evening 1 there was a small strike in augurated that did not leak out until lasi night. The Weher Concert company gave a performance on that evening and before IS ALMOST ENDED. sucked th? life blood from the country; that have banished your brothers and sisters, and made us a nation of paupers 1 They threaten you with eviction if you refuse to pay this terrible rack-rent; but don't forgot that an English cabinet minister once said that '.Eviction under aggravated circumstances is felony!' And you know It is a maxim of the English law, that felony can be resisted unto death. "It Is well for us to take a lesson from the English. They are practical peoplel {Cheers and "We will," frow the vast You must band together and Avhen I opened the drawing-room door, was enough. I did not care for a closer acquaintance. I finally made my way to ray mother's room. It was the only place that seemed inhabited. My dear, dear motherl How my heart yearned to cheer her life I "Good morning, mother; here's your big boy back againl" I said, as J came to her, Avhore she sat by the window busy with her thoughts. "Oh, my son, my sou, are you at home once more?" she cried, throAvlng her arms about jnynecfc and indulging ia tears of loy. An4 t I confess, my owaeyes were lortWQyeftr9b ft d|na49 The Ituum Investigation la Drawing to w Close. WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.—The Raurn in. vestigation has come almost to an end. A few questions relating to Commissioner Raum s financial affairs ure still pending unanswered, awaiting Chairman Merrill's return to the city. The commission has once before refused to go into these matters and if the decision ia reaffirmed then there will remain practically nothing to investigate. their appearance pelled to use the manager was corn- some very forcible jrmt Snow in Bllusouri. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Deo. 24.—The first language before he could get the youthful boy violenist and boy soprano to go on the stage. The little fellows objected to wearing short pants and lace collars and insisted that they were old enough to wear cape coats and long trousers, and vowed that unless their demands were recognized they would not appear. They finally gave in however. AN IMPORTANT DECISION. A Cane Involving tUe Police PoAvers of a State JJeotdod. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 24.—Judge Reed today rendered a decision holding that the state law forbidding the sa'i of oleomargarine in packages as prigtv',- imported from another state is unconstitutional- The decision which is a lengthy one nnds that the right of the state to enact police laws when such laws prohibit the sale of snow of the season fell today m nortwest T _ r ._. v , v .„„ Missouri and Northern Kaasfts. Some of articles which without the prohibition tbe i»cowjng trams on the western (would be legitima 1 -— UJ -- 1 - rqftds were delayed faro or thjre,e kpurst, interohftpge, js The Reverend Farmer Engaged by a Lltti- ogruiililng Company, | MILWAUKEU, Dec. 24.—Gen. Geo. J. Sehoeffel; o^ New York, was on change today. Regarding tho Rev. Geo. E. Gordon failure, he said: "Mr, Gordon is thoroughly honest but has not the first idea of business principles. He would pay $1.500 for a Guernsey bull without hesitation, when he might have procured just as good an animal for a quarter of the money. Intentionally, however, he has defrauded nobody, and all of the profits, or money invested, has gone to increase the value of the Peck property on Kushkonong. Mr, Gordon had no idea that he was going to be sat down upon until the crash caine, and that so utterly prostrated him that ho was unable to face the music. He intends, however, to pay dollar for dollar, and will soon conw west in order to arrange mat-- ters with his creditors. Mr. Gordon ig now employed as organizing secretary for the United States Lithographing tion of Buffalo, TUEIK The Southwestern Wisconsin Industrial Association lias a Meeting, POINT, Wis., Dec. 24.—At ;he meeting of the members of the South' western Wisconsin Industrial pssociation ;b.e following were elected as offlcers for ;he coming year: President, James Specs' ley; treasurer, Phil. Allen, Jr.; .secretary, John W. Horn. The next fair will be bold on Set. 1, 2, 8 and 4,1891. ' y AViuds Pj» *a., Deo. .. _ Fw and Marine Ineurnnce nrounct up its affairs today. The ny was organised ia 1887 with a cai 1300,090. Fhm'teaed adverse je^C, was the principal cftuae of ciQajpg uu

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