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TIIC "SuMD Surill" HKOKI.N HY Wl'l
The experiment of democratic rule lias
been tried four years and the people
dccltrc they want no more of it.
The Ilt-publican avaluuchc was felt as
far South as Ttxis. Kogcr Q. Mills plu
rality ia l-4 was over l:;,000. The
vote is so close this year that tiie official
count will b-i required before it can be
leirned whether he ii laten or elected.
Grand old Texas.
It is predicted that the coining winter"
will he a hard one. Many democrats,
who have heen hacking Cleveland will,
we fear, he compelled to admit before
the first of February that a last sunin.er's
linea duster afford very inadequate
protection against the rigors of the
weather that is promised.
The IIerai.u has not had any unkind
word for Mr. Gilmore, although he was
the worst Ieatcn man in the race, but the
Journal aeeins to take special delight in
casting insinuation at Mr. Beesou, and
in bolstering up 3Iat. Gering. But Mr.
Beeson may well feel proud cf bis
record, and the methods by which
he conducted his campaign, and of
the class of men that supported him.
The methods by which he was beaten is
well known. That he had a large
majority of the legal votes of Cuss county
is well known. The less that is said
about Mr. Gering's past record and the
methods by which votes were secured
for him the better it will he for him.
There remains now a little over four
months for president-elect Harrison to
form his cabinet. That the task may be
lightened for him the Herald suggests
the following :
Secretary of .State J as. G. Bl.iine.
Secretary of Treasurer. . . .John Sherman.
Secretary of War John J. Ingalls.
Secretary of Navy. . . .Gen. J. 11. H-twley.
Sscretary of Interior. .. .Win 13. AUI-on.
Attorney G -u ral Walter Qj Gn s-ham.
Postmaster G-neral Mtth-w S. Qu-j.
A FE ' liE.ubOSH.
Our democratic toitem. orai ies ; re
flouud rin around seeking a u-aMin or
Cleveland's defeat. Though they do not
seem to suspect it tluir difficulty is caused
by the fact that there were half a sure
of reasons while they seek ouly one.
For their enlightenment we would sug
gest a few.
Too much free trade.
Hostility of the G. A. K.
Too much civil service reform in XeW
York to suit the democratic workers.
Too little civil service reft rm in Tew
York to suit ths mugwumps.
David B. Hill.
Trading in New York City.
Indifference to party leaders.
And last, but not least, the democrats
w;re defeated because the other fellows
got there first with the most votes.
Kansas City News,
POL 1TICA L COMPLEXION
From the beginning of the rebellion
up to 1873 the Republican party had a
large majority in both branches of Con
gress. In the election which took place
in 1S74, however, the Democrats secured
a plurality of about sixty in the House
of Ileprcsentatiyes, and a majority of
about forty-four over the Republicans
and Liberal and Independent members.
This was the House of the Forty-fourth
Congress, which met in December, 1875.
In the Forty-fifth Congress the Demo
cratic plurality was thirteen, and in the
Forty-sixth it was sixteen. The Repub
lican carried the House of the Forty-M'-veiith
Congrcsi by eleven plurality, but
in the Forty -eighth the tide turned once
ijiorc in favor of the Democracy, an
fry f: Stf:'t2 ,fOiri
KEOKOIA 50,000 DEMOCKATIC NO CHOW
that party has controlled every house of
Representatives since then. Its pluiality
was eighty-four in the Forty-eighth Con
gress, forty-three in the Forty-ninth, and
it is fifteen in the Fiftieth. Tli.j Demo
crats were never in I lio preponderance in
the Senate since the beginning of the war
except in th- Foitysixlli Congress,
which opened in December, 171), when
tluir p'urality was nine.
Fri-in March 4, ls.s), the Republican
party, for the lirt time since the 4th of
Mitch, l7-", will litnl its'-If in control
siiuultHUeou.-ly of tin; executive br.:neli
of lh.' gov-ruin nt ami of botli bodies of
the National Legislature. In the Forty
seventh Coiigre-s th i Semite was u tic,
aithxu. ii that body was organized and
dominated by the Republicans. The
exact plurality which the Republicans
will have in the Fifty -fir.-, t C ngres is
not known tit tliis writing. The political
complexion of tlr.. K-gtslatures clioscn on
Tuesday in all th r St it s which eh.et
Senators a few months hene bus not
leen definitely i.ert.ii!:i l. Knough his
been learned, however, to make it certain
that the Republicans will retain control
of that body, In the Houe the Repub
lican plurality will probably range from
twelve to twenty. It will not go belew
the f m iller figure and m y exceed the
larger one. The Republican preponder
ance in both branches for on a lie iu
the Senate on partisan questions Vice
President Morton will, of course, cast his
vote with his party will be suflic'untly
great to prevent all se. ions attempts to
'nact any wild, reckless and vicious
tegialutioii such as has been proposed by
the Morrisons, Cleavlands, Millses and
other demagogues and conspirators of
rhe Democratic party in the days when
the organization was iu power. Globe
"Logic is Logic "
Xow there was the case of our friend
lie said to himself in his resolute way,
That a cough which was growing from
bad to worse
Must be cured, in spite of a slender purse.
Vn ocean voyage was out of the question.
A Florida trip a useless suggestion;
Yet die he wouldn't? His money he paid
b'or the "Golden Medical Discovery," by
Dr. Fierce made;
Aud as sound as a nut is his health to
day 'Logic is logic, that's all I sny."
A Sportsmen Recommendation.
A British sportsman recommends that
the bantam, which is particularly pugna
clous and active, be turned wild, in the
hotio of having it licrnnoaa available bird
for snort. New York u
We will pay the above rew ard for any
:ase of liver complaint, dyspepsia, tick
deudachc, indigestion. contipntion or
costiveness we cannot cure with
West's Vegetable Li yer Pills, when the
directions are ttrittly complied with.
T ley are purely yeg table, aud never
f til to t;ivc 8'iti5actii:i. Lnrire boxes
J uain.tig 30 sugar coated pills, 25c.
t ' s tie by all druggists. Beware of
c ) int. rfcits and imitations. The gen
ui . manufactured only by John O. We
A Co., 8'i2 V. Madison St. Chioftga,nnd
Sold by W. J. Warrick.
T'ntUm ut tlio Ucrruni.
"Thero sjes iny vacation!" exclaimed e
ICorwieh working w'onin tbe other day, but
to ono saw it go or eouIJ comprehend the
ueaning of tho romsrk until tho took her
plate of also teeth from her mouth in two
ieces. With worti:;g pcor.Jo vfteatioas belt!
jy a very slender taread. Norwich J3ul
'etin. What Am I To Do?
The eyi'jptoms of biiiciuntss are un
aappily but too well known. 1 hey differ
u different individuals to seme extent.
V oilious man is seldom a breakfast enter.
Too frequently, ala?, he has an excellent
ippetite for liquids but none for solids
f a morning. His tongue will hardly
'ear inspection at any time; if it is not
white and furred, it is rough, at all
The digestive system is wholly out of
rder and diarrhea or constipation may
e a symptom or the two may alternate.
There are often hemorrhoids or even loss
if blood. There may be giddiness and
ftcn headache and acidity or flatulence
tnd tenderness in the pit of the stomach
To correct all this if not effect a cum try
'Iretn's August Floinr, it costs but a
'.rifle and thousands attest its efficacy.
An English admira', says: "It is true,
die life-saving service of America is not
quiled anywhere in the world." It is
dso true that Aycr's Cherry Pectoral
aves, annually, thousands of lives. In
valuable in sudden colds, throat, and
Send your job work to the Heuald
A single bottle of Ayc-r's Sirsap triila
will establish the merits of this medicine
a a blood purifier. Many thousands of
people arevrearly cured of chrome dis
eases by theVaithful use of this remedy.
It is uncqaalod for the cure of scrofula.
6CIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION OF THE
NOTED VOLCANIC EXPLOSION.
Preliminary Prrlortnauce of th Volcano,
flten the Crisis Came Noise of the Great
Cnuli EfFnctM ft the t"xptolon Optical
In 1880 there were earthquakes along
tho shores of the Straits of Sunda, but
Krakat oh gave no sign of reawakening until
May 20, 1883, when thero was a sudden
and violent eruption, bv which a column
of dust and steam was thrown to a height
of seven miles, and somo of tho matter
ejected was carried as far ns U0O miles be
fore it descended to the earth. This erup
tion was accompanied by noises which in
Batavia, 100 miles away. Bounded like tho
booming of cannon, while doors and win
dows were shaken Tho force of this out
break soon subsided, and such things are
so common in that part of tho world that
littlo attention was paid to it. On May
J0 an excursion party from Buta via visited
tho neighborhood and obtained a photo
graph of the mountain as it then appeared.
In tho middle of June another crater
opened, and the dense pall of vapor that
had been hanging over tho region was
perceptibly increased After that the
i.-land became every day tho secno of
greater activity. On Aug. 11 there were
three principal and cloven smaller volcanic
fires visible upon it.
WHEN THE CT.IS1S CAME.
The climax camo on the 27th of August.
On tho nltemooii before it could bo teen
that a crisis was approaching. Tho story
; told from the logs of various ships that
were ia the neighborhood shows that fre
quent explosions then occurred, end that
tho nir was filled with vapor, pumico and
dust, illuminated by a glow from tho vol
eiuio below, end by continuous liashea of
lightning from above. Tho sound of fro-
quenl explosions was heard at great dis
tances, uiid waves wero started that wero
felt hundreds of miles away.
Tho investigations of tho committee
havo proved conclusively that these erup
tions of tho afternoon of Aug. 20, by
Bhatterlng tho island and tearing away
rrreat fragments from it down to below
tho level of the cea, wero tho direct causa
of tho terrific outburst of tho following
morning, by which tho island was nearly
destroyed, and tho vast tidal wave started
that overwhelmed all tho islands for a
hundred miles about. Through tho
breaches mado by thoso explosions in t!;o
walls of the craters tho sea rushed iu tor
rents. The first effect, as when dirt or
stones aro thrown into th3 mouth of a
geysi".', was to deaden tho violence of tho
erupt ion, and produce a season of com
parutivo calm. This lasted through tho
uight of the 2Cth and well along into the
morning of tho next day. But tho terri
ble energy thus smothered was merely sup
pressed for a time. It accumulated deep
iu the earth beneath tho 6mall sea that
quickly filled up the crater above, and
t tie longer it was confined the greater bo
came its power. At 5:30 o'clock In tho
ruoruing came the first outbreak, but It
-..as not enough; the water poured In
faster than tho power below could throw
it out, and tho forces of fire below were
held In subjection by the sea. There was
another outburst at 6:44 o'clock, but this,
too, the sea subdued, driving the beast of
tho volcano back once more into its sub
terranean caverns, where it raged and
fumed for nearly four hours. Then, at
10:0 J o'clock, it burst out with an awful
rioleneo, flinging the ocean back in waves
a hundred feet high, that rolled on for
thousands of miles before they wholly
NOISE OF TIIE CKUAT CRASH.
The noise of this last great crash of the
conflict between the force3 of tho water
ud of flro was heard over an art :1
:ng one -thirteenth of the surfar
;'Jobe. Feoplo a thousand mi: ; j
taonght a vessel la oistrc-ss v .
miuiito gur.s a::d 5 0: 1 c-:t a ship to
r.id. At Ceylon, 2,C0j iAi away ; :. -
i height that ships were practic:.. v..
thcir heavy guns seniewiit.ro hi the ucigii
fcorhood, and even as far a3 Koilr'gricj,
J.'JJi) rr.tles from Krakat oa, a sound was
heard as of the roar of distant artillery,
llci-a than this, tho air waves which ac
companied tho sound spread after the
sound itself had beconio inaudible end
delicate instruments At various observa
tories and other Stations in ail parts of
th 3 world recorded the passage of unac
.ouutaLle atmospheric impulses, not once,
L.ut thuo after timo. until it i.s a sc iemifi
callv ascertained and proven fact that tho
air wave from the explosion passed seven
limes rround the world before it became
so faint that it produced no effect upon
the instrumentsthat record such incidents.
At Batavia, 100 miles distant, windows
were- blown La. gas put out, a gasometer
lifted from its well, and even walls were
cracked merely by tho vibrations of the air.
The sea waves hurled out from the vol
cano in all directions were more disas
trous, if les3 fur reaching, than tho air
waves. Thirty-three miles from tho vol
cano some of tho waves wero 135 feet
hih. Towns, villages and lighthouses
were swept away. A man of war was
carried np the Telok Belong valley nearly
two miles inland and left stranded thirty
feet above the sea level. The wave was a
very perceptible one all tho way across
the Indian ocean, and at Ceylon, Natal
and tho Cape of Good Hope its passage
was made a matter of record !ong before
anything was known of the explosion.
11FFECTS OF TOE EXPLOSION.
In the immediato vicinity of tho island
tho effect of the explosion was almost in
conceivable. Two-thirds of the island of
Krakatoa and tho wholo of a neighboring
island disappeared entirely. Lang Island
was increased by an addition to its north
ern end, and Verlaten Island was enlarged
to three times its former dimensions. The
mass of matter which was blown away
fr..m Krakatoi lias been calculated at
200,COO,000,COO cubic feet. One of the in
cidental effects cf tho explosion was the
exposure of a magnificent section of the
island, nearly 2,000 feet high, showing
admirably the formation of the interior ol
The most curious part of the report Is
that devoted to th optical phenomena
that followed the eruption, including the
remarkable colored sunsets La all parts
of the globe, which were almost certainly
the result of it. Tho Hon. Rollo Russell
and Mr. Douglas Archibald hod charge of
the preparation of tho parts of the re
port devoted to this subject. They found
that at the time of tho explosion so great
a mass of dust and vapor was throwu
into the air to heights estimated at from
12 to 23 miles that for 150 miles around
darkness prevailed at midday. Much of
this matter fell quickly to the earth,
masses of pumice stone covering the Bea
thickly for a long distance about, and
were carried by the ocean currents to rdi
parts of the world, bo that even yet they
are being washed ashore in places fr
remote from the straits of Sunda. New
A Woman at m XlestManuit.
A peep into ono of the big up town
restaurants, patronized largely by women
out shopping, discloses the fact that
women ut luncheon are either excessively
economical, or rather extravagant. Sho
comes in flying, breathless, scans the bill
of faro for tho quickest thing to consume
and tho cheapest, orders a bouillon, or a
sandwich, a cup of ten, or perhaps just
water; gobbles it, and is off on tho trail
of a bargain again in a jiffy-
Or else she comes in slowly and calmly,
with an evident intention of spending a
pleasant hour, reads the bill of faro
through without haste, colls the waiter
to inquire if this or that dish is fresh,
though she does not intend to order it;
finally culls for a salad, an ice cream, an
oyster patty, an eclaire. a cheese rake, and j
perhaps one or two other varieties or
whipped froth and baked wind, dips a
little ato each, while chatting with her
it lend about the weather, tho bargains,
tho fashions, the theatre, her symptoms,
her dentist, her servants, her dressmaker
and her children; keeps the waiter hover
ing about in hopes of a tip, while sho puts
on a tirht pairof cloves and buttons them
' up wit !i a hairpin; is sure she has bt en
j overcharged, and requires considerable
: explanation to convince her to the con
trary, trips up to the desk to pay and
omits to count her change, and finally
tfiersout beaming with satisfaction, to
return a moment later in diro consterna
tion, having left her parcels behind, and
insists on 'opening them all then and
. there, to see if they havo not been opened
aud robbed. New ork Tnbuno.
Do Uearts Koaily llreak?
Then egc.in do hearts really break?
always iu the metaphysical meaning. Is
t ho shock ever so violent and permanent
that life loses forever after a considerable
portion of the comfort and happiness it
formerly had? Does not the deceived
i rioiid, when the frenzy of tho first twenty
four hours is over, soon recover from his
disillusion and not only conduct his
business as though nothing important
had happened, b.'t with undiminished
appetite and si-- ; M-nlessly and well?
Does Werther. ':! if i e abstains from
suicide, always !.-. t'i with a heart which
simply perfo:'i-. muscular duty, in a
manner mor; : l.-.-.s iuipuircd, to bo sure,
but which i:i--vor more Leut3 to passion,
beeauso p::s.-i.;:i cull never moro bo felt?
Are thero imt C:imiiles who forget their
Armands a:t the conquer their consump
tion n:il teltlo down into unreuiorseful
and deud -respect able middle age?
Do immeasurable disappointments al
ways make existence u desert? Is there
not such a thing a3 forgetfulncss of acute
miseries instead of memorizing them into
chronic griefs? Does not the expectant
treatment often cure the most bruised
and bleeding soul expectancy that still
looks for happiness both iu this world and
tho world to come? Is there no true
philosophy in that vulgar maxim which
reminds us thero nro as good fi3h In the
sea as ever were taken out? Can it be
possible that any two souls, in spite of
vast divergences, aro so made for each
other that when sundered by imperative
fate neither again can ever Ciid a twin?
"A. E. L." in liome Journal.
The Cats of Taris.
We are promised a cat show in Pari ?.
This will not, perhaps, be so interesting
as a baby show, but it will bo a novelty
hero. Tho Parisians liko cats, and, .is
everybody knows, they havo a highly dis
tinguished breed. Their long fur, bushy
tails and amiable faces have made then
celebrated as "French cats," although '.ii
reality they claim Oriental descent. At
all times in favor here, they wero chiefiy
appreciated during tho siogo, although
the quantity of meat in proportion to tur
was often disapp ointing. A good cat of
steady habits the proiiigate animals are
always lt-au was worth twenty francs or
moro a few days before the capitulation.
If some old ladies had not clang to their
cats with great determination, and checked
their roving impulses, they would doubt
less havo been all eaten.
Intelligence in cats grows in in voire
ratio to fur. Tho long furred animals arc
sleepy and stupid, the short furred onc3,
with tails liho rats, are active, wide
awake and exceedingly enterprising.
These last aro known by ths name f
'gutter rabbits" in Paris. Perched on
tho roofs, safo from all stone throwers,
they, hail the coming of spring with jocund
music, and when they roam the streets at
night they maho t he rats' lives a burden
to them. Vet, with ail their claims to
consideration, tho gutter rabbits" will
havo no place in the exhibition. Cor.
Threads Spun by tho Spider.
The scientist Leuwenhock says: "I
havo often compared the Eize of the thread
spun by full grown spiders with a hair of
my beard. For this purpose I placed the
thickest part of the 'hair before tho mi
croscope, and from the most accurate
judgment I could form, more than a
hundred of such threads placed side by
side coidd not equal tho diameter of one
such hair. If, then, we suppose such a
hair to be of a round form, It follows that
10,000 of the thmjads spun by the full
grown spider, whea taken together, will
not bo equal in substance to the size of a
single hair." Boston Budget.
Quito ElffiJ and Inflexible.
Gentlemen," said the little man at the
club as he looked at Us watch, rose to his
feet aud took his hat, "it is now 9:C0. and
I promised rr.y wife I would bo home at
10. In matters of this kind 1 am rigid
end inflexible. When my wife asks me
to come homo at a certain hour, und I
promise to do so, I am firm as adamant in
fulfilling that promise. Decision of char
acter, gentlemen." he continued, "is in
dispensable to any man who expects to
hold his position unquestioned a3 tho
head of tho family. Gentlemen, good
evening. " Chicago Tribune.
A Literary Butcher.
Visitor What a beautiful Library you
have! I really envy you.
Retired Butcher Yes; and just look at
tho binding of them books.
"I see; they are all bound in calf."
"Just so, and I killed all them calves
myself what furnished the leather."
The Russian nu!ers Memorial.
The czar, ?.s a memorial to his late pa
rents, has devoted l.COO.OOO rubles and an
estate worth 00.000 roubles a year to the
found ition and maintenance of an institu
tion for the blind at St. Petersburg, to bo
called the Alexander-Mai-ien Institute.
The meanest rr.n up to dato is Rnifkins.
lie soil Jones half interest in a cow, and
then refused to divide the milk, ruaiu
tauiing I hut Jones owned tho front half.
Tho cow hooked Snifkins. and now Snif
kins is suing Jones for damages. lima, j
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