The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 8, 1898 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 8, 1898
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SBBMON, SkALLdWS r*OB HAMAN'* SUBJECT, ke Test; "Bo they fitaaared Bfft- ,taSfi «ft the Gallows Thftt Me Mad Prepared for Mordecai"—Esther, Chapter til. Verse 10. 'Mete is an Oriental courtior about the |M&8t offensive man in Hebrew history, 1-Haman by name. He plotted for the ^destruction of the tsraelitlsh nation, ' and I Wonder not that in some of the Hebrew synagogues to this day whon Hainan's name is mentioned the con' legation clench their fists and stamp theif feet and cry, "Let his name be falbtted out!" Hamah was prime minister in the magnificent court of Persia. Thoroughly appreciative of the honor conferred, he expects everybody thot he passes to be obsequious. Coming in one day at the gate of the palace, the servants drop their heads in honor of his office; but a Hebrew, named Mor- depai, gazes upon the passing dignitary without bending his head or taking off his 'hat. He was a good man, and would not have been negligent of the ordinary courtesies of life, but he felt no respect either for Haman or the nation from which he had come. So he could not be hypocritical; and •while others made Oriental salaam, getting clear down be-fore this prime minister when he passed, Mordecai, the Hebrew, relaxed not a muscle of his neck, and kept his chin clear up. Because of that affront Haman gets a decree from Ahasuerus, the dastardly •king, for the massacre of all the Israelites, and that, of course, will include Mordecai. To make a long story short, through Queen Esther this whole plot was revealed to her husband, Ahasuerus. One night Ahasuerus, who was afflicted •with insomnia, in hia sleepless hours calls to his -secretary to read him a. few passages of Persian history, and so while away the night. In the book read that night to the king an account •was given of a conspiracy, from whidh Mordecai, the Hebrew, had saved the king's life, and for which kindness Mordecai had never received any reward. Haman, who had been Jtoung up a nice gallows to hang Mordecai en, was walking outside the door o£ the king's sleeping apartment, and was called In.' The king told him that he had just had read to him the account of some one who had saved his, the king's life, and he asked what reward ought to be given to.such a one. Self- conceited Haman, supposing that he himself was to get the honor, and not imagining for a moment that thp deliverer of the king's life was Mordecai, says: "Why, your majesty ought to make a triumph for him, and put a crown on him, and set him on a splendid horse, high stepping and full- blooded, and then have one of your princes lead the horse through the streets-, crying, 'Bow the knee, hero comes a man who has saved the king's •life!'" Then said Ahasuerus in severe tones to Haman: "I know all about your scpundrelism. Now you go out and make a triumph for Mordecai, the Hebrew, whom you hate. Put the best saddle on the finest horse, and you, the prince, hold the stirrup while Mordecai gets on, and then lead his horse through the street. Make haste':'* What a spectacle! A comedy and tragedy at one and the ' same time. There they go! Mordecai, who had been despised, now starred and robea, in the stirrups. Haman, the chancellor, afoot, holding the prancing rear- Ing, champing stallion. Mordecni bends his neck at last, but it is to look down at the degraded prime minister walking beneath him. Huzzah for Mordeca}! Alas for Haman! But what a pity to have the gallows, recently built, entirely wasted! It is fifty cubits high, and built with care. And Hainan had erected It for Mordecai, by whose stirrups he now walks as groom. Stranger and more' startling than any romance, there go up the steps of the scaffold, side by side, the hangman and Haman, the ex-chancellor. "So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had .prepared for Mordecai." Although so many years have passed since cowardly Abasuerug reigned, and the beautiful Esther answered to his whims, and Persia perished, yet from the life and death of Haman we may ' draw living lessons of warning and instruction. And, first, we come to the practical suggestion that, when the heart is wrong, things very insignificant will destroy our comfort. Who would have thought that a great prims minister, admired and applauded by millions of Persians, would have been so nettled and harassed by anything trivial? What more could the great dignitary 'have wanted than his chariots and attendants, and palaces and banquets? If affluence of circumstances can make a man contented and happy, surely Haman should have been contented and happy. No; Mordecai's refusal of a bow takes the glitter from the gold, and the richness from the purple and the speed from the chariots. With a heart puffed up with every inflation of vanity and revenge, it was impossible for him to be happy. The silence of Mordecai at the gate was louder than the braying of trumpets in the palace. Thus shall it always be if the heart is not right. Cir- fumatauces the most trivial will dis- turb'the spirit.' It is not the great calamities of life that create the most woyriment. I nave seen men, felled by repeated blows of pisfortune, arising from the dust, never desponding. But the most if the disquiet which men suffer is from insignificant causes; as a lion attacked >' \)y some beast of prey turns easily arpund and giayp him, yet rune roaring through the forests at tfce alighting o» ht$ brawny week pf a- few to- l§ct,a, ¥QU meet spwe great lues In with eoiHpafatlve bttt yotl think of petty trickeries inflicted upon yoii, whtefe arouse all yottr capacity ftfr wrath, and t-efnftin in ybufr heart an unbearable annoyance, if yott look back upon your life, Jrdii will find that the most of the vexationfe and disturbances of spirit, which you felt, Were produced by circumstances that were not worthy of notice, if you want to be happy you must not care for trifles. Do not be too minute In your inspection of the treatment you tecelve from others. Who cares whether Mordecai bows when you pass, or tftatt'ls erect and stiff as a cedar? That woodman would not inake much clearing ia the forest who should stop to bind Up every little bruise and scratch he received in the thicket; nor will that hiatt accomplish much for the world or the church who is too watchful and appreciative of petty annoyances. There are multitudes of people in the world constantly harrowed because they pass their lives not in searching out those things Which are attractive and deserving, but in spying out with all their powers of vision to see whether they cannot find a Mordecai. * * * Again, learn a lesson that pride goeth before a fall. Was any man ever so far up as Haman, who tumbled so far down? Yes, on a smaller scale evary day the world/sees the same thing. Against their very advantages men trip into destruction. When God humbles proud men, it is usually at the moment of their greatest arrogancy. If there be a man In your community greatly puffed up with worldly success, you have but to stand a little while and you will see him come down. You say, I wonder that God allows that man to go on riding over others' heads and making great assumptions of power. There is no wonder about it. Haman has not yet got to the top. Pride is a commander, well plumed and caparisoned, but it leads forth a dark and frowning host. We have the best of authority for saying that "Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall." The arrows from the Almighty's quiver are apt to strike a man when on the wing; Goliath shakes his great spear in defiance, but the small stones from the brook Elah make him stagger and fall like an ox under the butcher's bludgeon. He who is down cannot fall. Vessels scudding under bare poles do not feel the force of the storm, but those with all sails set capsize at the sudden descent of the tempest. Again, this oriental tale reminds us of the fact that wrongs we prepare for others return upon ourselves, The gallows that Haman built for Mordecai became ' the prime minister's strangulation. Robespierre, who sent so many to the guillotine, had his own head chopped off by the horrid instrument. The evil you practice on others will recoil upon your own pate. Slanders come home. Oppressions come home. Cruelties come home. You will yet be a lackey walking beside the very charger on which you expected to ride others down. When Charles the First, who had destroyed Strafford, was abput to be beheaded, he said, "I basely ratified an unjust sentence, and the similar injustice I am now to undergo is a sensible retribution for the punishment I inflicted on an innocent man." Lord Jeffries, after incarcerating many innocent and good people in London Tower, was himself imprisoned in the same place, where the shades of those whom he had maltreated seemed to haunt him, so that he kept crying to his attendants* "Keep them off, gentlemen, for God's sake, keep them off!" The chickens had come home to roost. The body of Bradshaw, the English judge, who had been ruthless and cruel in his decisions, was taken from his splendid tomb In Westminster Abbey and at Tyburn hung on a gallows from morning until night in the presence of jeering multitudes. Haman's gallows came a little late, but it came. Opportunities fly in a straight line, and just touch us as they pass from • eternity to enternlty, but the wrongs we do others fly in a circle, and however the circle may widen out, they are sure to come back to the point from which "they started. There are guns that kick! Furthermore, let the story of Haman teach us how quickly turns the wheel of fortune, One day, excepting the king, Haman was the mightiest man in Persia; but the next day, a lackey. So we go up, and so we come down. You seldom find any man twenty years in the same circumstances. Of those who, in political life twenty years ago, were the most prominent, how few remain in consplcuity! Political parties make certain men do their hard work, and then, after using them as hacks, turn thnm out on the commons to die. Every four years there is a complete i-evolutlon, and about five thousand men who ought certainly to be the next president are shamefully disappointed; while some, who this day are obscure and poverty- stricken, will ride upon the shoulders of the people, and take their turn at admiration and the spoils of office, Oh, how quickly the wheel turns! Ballot boxes are the steps on which men come down as often as they go UP. Of those who were long agp successful in the accumulation of property, how few have not met with reverses! while many pf thpse whP then were straitened in circumstances npw hPld the bonds and the bank*keys of the natipn. Of .all fickle things in the world, fortune is the most fickle, Every day she changes her mind, and woe to the man who puts any confidence in what she promises or proposes! She cheers when you gp up, and she laughs when you come dpwn. Oh, trust not a moment ypur heart's affection? to this changeful world! Anchpr your soul in God. From Christ's companionship gather ypur satisfaction. Then, cpme sorrow or gladness, success or defeat, riches or ppverty, hpnor Pr disgrace, health Qr sickness, life or 4<?ath, time or Christ's And t!Ml8t f S it Again this HfciBAn'S hist&ry show! UB that oiitwftrd possessions aM clt- (Sannbt a man While yet fully Vested Itt authority and the 6hief adviser of the Persian monarch, ahd everything that equipage and pomp and splendor of residence could do were his, he 19 an tibject lesson of wretchedness. There ai'e today more aching sorrows tinder crowns of royalty than under the ragged caps of the houseless. Much of the world's nf^ fiuence and gaiety is only misery in colors. Many a Woman seated in the street at her apple-stand is happier than the great bankers. The mountains of worldly honor are covered with perpetual snow. Tamerlane conquered half the world, but could not subdue his own fe'ars, Ahab goes to bed, sick, because Naboth will not sell him his vineyard. Herod Is in agony because a little child is born down in Bethlehem. Great Felix trembles because a poor minister will preach righteousness, temperance and judgment to come. From the time of Louis the Twelfth to Louis the Eighteenth was there a straw-bottomed chair In France that did not sit more solidly than the great throne on which the French kings reigned? * * * In olden time the man who was to receive the honors of knighthood was required to spend the previous night fully armed, and with shield and lance to walk up and down among the tombs of the dead. Through all the hours of that night his steady step was heard.; and, when morning dawned, amid grand parade and the sound of cornets the honors of knighthood were bestowed. Thus it shall be with the good man's soul in the night before heaven/ Fully armed with shield and sword and helmet, he shall watch and wait until the darkness fly and the morning break, and amid the sound of celestial harpings the soul shall take the honors of heaven amid the innumerable throng with robes snowy white streaming over seas of sapphire. Mordecai will only have to wait for his day of triumph. It took all the preceding trials to make a proper background, for his after-successes. The scaffold built for him makes all the more imposing and picturesque the horse into whose long white mane he twisted, "his fingers at the mounting. You want at least two misfortunes, hard as flint, to strike fire. Heavy and long-continued snows in the winter are signs of good crops next summer. So, many have yielded wonderful harvests of benevolence and energy because they were for a long while snowed under. We must have a good many hard falls before we learn to walk straight. It is on the black anvil of trouble that, men hammer out their fortunes. Sorrows take up men on their shoulders and enthrone them. Tonics are nearly always bitter. Men, like fruit-trees, are barren, unless trimmed with sharp knives. They are like wheat—all the better for the flailing. It required the prison darkness and chill to make John Bunyan dream. It took Delaware ice and cold feet at Valley Forge, and the whiz of bullets, to make a Washington. Paul, when he climbed up on the beach at Melita, shivering in his wet clothes, was more of a Christian than when the ship struck the breakers. Prescott, the historian, saw better without his eyes than he could ever have seen with them. Mordecai, despised at the gate, is only predecessor of Mordecai, grandly mounted. • linta Suppers. The old notion to which hygieulsts and many other people have cl.ung so tenaciously for years, that late suppers are harmful, has received a rather violent upset by means of an article published in a foreign paper, and very much quoted throughout the extent of civilized newspaperdom. The writer says that there are very many persons who are thin and weak, languid and sometimes dull who are thus because they do not eat at night when they very much desire It. It Is a physiological fact that no matter what we are about or what state wo may be in, there Is a continual consumption, of vitality and a waste of tissues going on in the body. One eats an ordinary supper or dinner at the usual hour. From one and a half to three hours may be consumed in digesting it, then nature cries for more material to work on. If a baby does not get its regular rations at night it cries lustily, Is restless and nothing will appease its clamor. Sometimes animals will not go to sleep or become quiet until they are fed. Nervous horses will paw and prance the night through If they feel the cravings of hunger. It must be taken into consideration that the quantity of food consumed is not above the normal. If one eats very heartily at dinner, consuming a large amount of food that digests slowly, the sensation of hunger may be a morbid craving or a form pf indigestion. But light eaters owe it to themselves to satisfy the demands of their appetites completely before retiring. Simple food may be taken, but this is not al- was desired, The question, What is simple food? is a very broad one. The actual definition of the term simplicity as applied to food may be widely at variance with popular theories on that subject. ALL.THE WORLD OVER, i * tf Missing Litilisi fram the Chain of Cuiv f &ftt Mistof y, The Pennsylvania railroad officials are experimenting w}th a machine whicb is a combination of a telegraph instrument and a typewriter. It has & keyboard similar to the Remington typewriter. A knowledge of telegraphy is unnecessary to operate it. When the key is touched at pne end of the line it prints the letter touched qn the piper iu the machine at the other end. It is known, as the tele-typ.e. ft enepy knack? a mau d,pw» 4 Pi'pceede to kick him- An extraordinary aggression was re- i cently committed at Souche, three troopers of the Seventh Hussars. The wedding of a M. Papot was being celebrated at the house of a rela^- tlve, when the soldiers, who were intoxicated, burst into the dining room, and demanded to be served with li* quor. When it was pointed out io them that they had invaded a private house two of the men drew their sabers ahd attacked the wedding party, who naturally defended themselves. Eventually, after five guests had been wounded, the soldiers were obliged to flee, leaving their weapons and shakos, and one of their number on the field. The wounded soldier had subsequently to be removed to barracks in an ambulance. The members of the wedding party who were wounded were the bride, who was struck thrice on the head with a saber, and also, received a thrust in the leg, the bridegroom.whoso face was cut, and two relatives who received blows on the arms. The best man was also injured, but not seriously. Last December an elegantly dressed woman was caught in Paris in the act of shop-lifting. Being conducted t to the neighboring police commissary's office, she at once confessed that she had stolen the piece of silk, which she had-tried to conceal under her skirt. When questioned as to her identlty.she declared she had entirely forgotten her name and the name of the street in which she had been living. She persevered in that assertion, not only to the police commissary, but to the examining magistrate, and at the St. La- ,zare prison, where she was Incarcerated. Being brought up for trial on Friday, she swore solemnly she had entirely forgotten her own name. She was condemned to two months' imprisonment, but as she had already undergone four months' imprlsonmc.nt.whilo .awaiting trial, she was at once liber- jated. It would be curious to know whether she. found her way home, ns ishe pretended she had forgotten her address. Turks and Jews, as well as Chrls- tlans.according to the Kolnisc'he Volk;s- zeitung, have been much excited by the sound of the three bolls of the new Protestant church in Jerusalem. For several centuries the use of bells by the Christians in Palestine, or elsewhere within the Ottoman empire, had been prohibited by the, Great Turk who has conceded it now, however, to his friend and ally, the. Evangellca German Kaiser. In the Theater do la Turqule, published in 1688, it is said: "The Turks hate bells, as a symbol o Christianity, and do not permit even the Christians to use them. Only in few remote mountain convents, or in lonely islands, where there are no resi dent Mohammedans, is the use of a bel tolerated," A hawker, miserably clad, succumbed in the street the other day in Paris to the rupture of a blood vessel, brough on by starvation. Papers found upon the body showed It to be that of Comt Auguste de la Tremblaye, 30 years o age. A marriage certificate and a copy of a divorce decree were found in hii pocket. The count was at one time ! well-known man about town, but afte: his divorce, eight years ago, he*gavi way to drink and gambling, and dlssi pated all .his for.tune. He gradually sank lower arid lower in the social-seal until he was reduced to earn a precari ous living by hawking articles in th street. Vesuvius presented a rare eight re cently, real flames issuing from th summit. Part of the south wail of tin crater foil in, blocking up the vent; from which the gases had escaped, t- few days later, on April 15, this mas: having become red hot, a spurt of flam*. 200 feet hi&h was sent out, accompan Jed by a tremendous • roar. The col umn of fire w!i8;y«Ubw,;wl]th.,flashes o red, violet, and intense blue. Prof Mattencci, who saw it, says it WES th only jet of Incandescent gas ever ob served on Vesuvius, the light which people usually mistake for flames be ing merely the reflection of the lava below on the smoke that rises from the crater. — A Northampton nonconformist rain ister, on being elected a vice presjden of a local cricket club, forwarded to the secretary the following epistle, v/hieh has created considerable amusement in the town: "My dear friend—I received your letter this morning informing me that you had 'nominated me as a vice- president of your cricket club, and kindly requesting me to accept the position. I shall be delighted to clq so upon the following conditions: 1st, that the club be true tp its name, and Delude as members osly such as attend chapel; 3d, that np matches be arranged or played with unholy worldly clubs—by this I mean clubs that are under the patronage of some Christian church, or where members drink, swear, or gambje; third, that no game be prolonged on Saturdays un» til the member^ become so tired ap to necessitate their resting longer on a Sunday, and thus preventing them at? tending the services of the sanctuary, If you are able to agree to these conditions I shall only be too glad t9 accept the posltipu of vice Snjyrnj, heater of the Soman period has been nearthed by German excavators, it a well preserved, three rows of Seats, he orchestra, and the atage bding in- act. Under the orchestra some brass musical instruments and some actors' ostumes were found, in addition the aqueduct of the town, by whitih means water was conveyed to a height of nearly three hundred feet, has been ound, As Well as a great statue of Nem- sls. Berlin was the scene of a collision between a horse car and a bailooa recently. A captive military balloon broke loose during a squall, and drove across the Tempelhof field, dragging with it the soldiers who were holding t. On reaching the street, though its speed was checked by its carrying away some telegraph wires, it hit a horse car violently enough to upset it with its passengers. Two of the soldiers who aeld on Were badly hurt. A peasant woman living near Lau-j sanne, Switzerland, put an iron box containing 550 francs in bank notes into her stove for safe keeping. Her son made a'fire while she was ( away, and the bank notes were burned'to cinders. 1 Fortunately she did not disturb them;| knowing friend had them photo-j graphed with their numbers, and thra government gave the woman a new set' of notes. • Karabougas Bay, the- large inlet on) the eastern side of the Caspian sea', has been found to have a crust of crystal- Used Glauber salts a foot thick on its bottom. The bay is nearly opposite Batoun, whence fuel can be obtained easily, and factories for the production of sodium sulphate are to be established soon on a large scale. A specimen of German architectural and business solidity Is afforded by the fact that in Nuremberg there are houses still in gpod order which »were erected in 1080, and that in the same town a firm has been engaged in manufacturing harmonicas since 1560. A telegram from Meymac reports a tragic episode at a funeral there. Dur-' ing the interment of a woman named Ladais the mourners, as the body was being lowered Into the grave, heard a slight rattling and the sound of some one choking. The coffin was opened, and the corpse was found all twisted, The horrible contraction of the features showed that death must have occurred from suffocation after the coffin was, fastened. When a child dies in Greenland the natives bury a live dog with it, the dog to be used by the child as a guide to the other world. When questioned with regard to this peculiar superstition, they will only answer: "A dog can find his way anywhere." , Such is the destitution in Crete that the sailors on her British majesty's warship Anson are sowing warm petticoats for the needy. Probably the oldest man in the world is Mr. Robert Baylor, of Scarva, Coun-] ty Down, Ireland, who is said to have been born in the year 1764. Some are disposed to fix the date of his birth in 1780, butv from his recollection of cir: cumstances which happened it would appear that.he was at least 130 years ;of age. He>idid not marry, until 1872, which nasty people say may have something to do with his longevity. He i? wonderfully strong and bale. ft*<i«it filin— fettinat *hsib ttifM itft £«**& Mate Already Indltectlj-i ~ Washington, June 6,-^At the house aftd the department'&f State th«y\ are anticipating overtures fdr. peace, c and &te already discussing 'fiow",thet'" /w chould be met. There is readtm to be*,"-', &| lieve the administration ftoW has litideV i,ff cBnsidetation the terms titwh which a $%* *44nint.**. *~a itj-iiiJ- itt. r+i*.* I*. & H l4i'i tk.fc''>*>»**„ \\? l< <£'' treaty of peace with S&aln will pidered. it is believed intimation^ oil. the subject came through one of tn& 1 ", European powers. So far as outlined^ the position taken is that & permanent;; harbor will be retained itt the Philip- , l pine islands, while Porto Rico wilt b6 J Accepted as full Indemnity fpr the cost of the war and in settlement of all, claims by citizens of the United States , for damages growing out of the Cuban insurrection. The government Will also insist upon occupying Cuba until ' a stable and independent government is established on that island. No consideration has yet been given to the final disposition of the Philippine IB- lands. The administration is at present willing to accept a permanent bar* bor as the share of the United States. It remains to be decided whether the islands will bo turned over to a European nation or allotted among the great powers. There Is a decided sentiment in official circles against ' per- , mitting the Philippines to reyert to , Spain. It is urged that the Spanish, flag, when driven from the islands, must not be permitted to return, Blanco is helpless and can only make a hopeless defense at an enormous sacrifice of life. It is impossible for relief or re-enforcements to reach him. Cervera, with. the best ships in the Spanish navy, is in a trap from which he cannot escape, and he must either commit suicide or starve or surrender. The president has absolute knowledge, received through reliable diplomatic channels, that the remainder of the Spanish fleet at Cadiz is practically useless because of the lack of coal and ammunition, and if it leaves home waters the entire coast of Spain will be defenseless. The financial resources of the government are exhausted and cannot be replenished either by loans or taxation, while the run upon the Bank of Spain is certain to compel that institution to suspend payment if continued much longer. The people of the kingdom have been deluded by false reports and misrepresentations that cannot be custalned more than a few days, and the only salvation of the present dynasty is to make terms of peace before the truth is discovered. It is confidently bellved that the capture of Porto Rico or the destruction of Cervera's ships will end the war, and the powers that are friendly to Spain are only awaiting such a blow to offer 'nterventlon that will be accepted. Klondike Superstition. The Klondike is rapidly becoming a treasure field for romances as well as, for gold-diggers. The latest tale is ofj a ghost-guarded mine on Bonanza creek, where, in 1896, while ptn»ding near the shaft, two partners bad ai quarrel, during which one of the men' was pushed intof th> pit and killed.'; A, few days afterward the survive/ben came insane and died; he bad seen bisj partner's spirit—had been haunted toj the death. Since then a number of| bold miners have endeavored to work- the claim, but the unearthly shrieks! and demoniac noises have invariably] caused them to flee in terror. It is! hard work to rob the old-time miner ofi his belief In ghosts; nor does it take, much experience to fill the breast of, the tenderfoot with similar regard for 1 tho uncanny. A Demoralized Country. "Hasn't the story about his accept-r ing a big bribe hurt that official?" asked one Chinese citizen. ' "Not much," answered another, "It seems to me. ho is treated with moro respect than ever. The fact that he could get so much money for his influence shows what a lot pf it he must have."—Wasu- ington Star. A, Volunteer Dog, The mascot of qne of the epmpanieg' of the Ninth regiment, Massachusetts volunteers, is a d9B wearing a on each side of wjiich is the stU»vila> ing inscription, "I am. going to Ou,ba, Where aye you tQ|i SENATE AGREES TO IT, I'UBSCS the Wolcott Amendment for Coluugo of Sliver. Washington, June 6.—A vote was reached in the senate Friday on: the last of the finance committee ame.nd- ments to the war revenue bill, and tb.e democratic-populist provision for tho issue of $150,000,000 of greenbacks, and the coinage of the silver seigniorage' in the treasury, was displaced by the' amendment of the republican minority for an issue of $300,000,000 of 3 per cent bonds and $100,000,000 of certificates of indebtedness, A modified form of the seigniorage proposition was also adopted, on motion of Mr, Wolcott, by a vote of 48 to 31, It now provides for the coinage of the seign- iorage at the rate of $4,000,000 per month, until $42,000,000 is coined. The vote on Mr. Wolcott's amendment fpr the cpinage of the silver bullion in the treasury as a substitute for the amendment of tho majprity of the finance committee was agreed to—• yeas, 48; nays, 31, Mr, Aldrlch moved to substitute fop the amendment of the finance committee striking put sectjpns 27 and 28 of the house bill (providing for the issue, of $500.000,000 of bonds and treasury certificates, not exceeding $100,000,000), the amendment of the minority of the, committee, providing for an issue ot| $100,000,000 of 3 per cent certificates of indebtedness, to be offered at popular subscriptions, and of $300,000,000 pf 3 per cent bonds. This was agreed to— yeas, 45; nays, 3}. Senate then went Into executive session, and at 6:15 p. m, adjpurned till Saturday at 11 p'clock- Negro Burned ijjr a Shreveport, ka., June 6.—A tbo«sau<J persons gathered at Doyline, which is situated on the Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific railroad, aboi^t eighteen wiles from here, to witness the burning at the stake of William Street, a negro, who attempted to murder Mrs?, Parish, The attack was made on the night of, May 30. Street was abput 28'8 of-' age. Efe cQpfefsed. the <?rjjn.e to, a ored minister, but saW a. aegrQ ister »& cated. Tfte woman wjww Styee^ tacked i$ ia a optical c,on4iti<Hj,, could opt identify Street opes her eyeuqg. •

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