The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896, July 26, 1894, Page 7, Image 7
SI r TI1K WEALTH MAKE11S. 1 Twentieth Century Romance, Ej ETHEW. F,HttTATT. fOoprrltht, UM, by American Fiw Aaeocia. f UoaJ (Continued from lat week.) CHAPTER III. When Harold's sait at last arrived, bis first thought aa be surveyed himself before the glass was that now be could go down Into the dialog room and bave good square meal. What that thought was to him can only be imagined by the hungry man to whom the delights of the table are supreme. ' Since Harold's wakening be had been served with what he called broth, accompanied with nuts and fruit of different varieties. He sup posed it was served according to the or ders of a physician, who might imagine that it was necessary for his stomach to get osed to work by degrees after so long period of idleness. If that were so, the broth and fruit might seem reason able enough as a diet, bat bow about the nuts? "Mrs. Winthrop," be said, going down to the porch, where that lady was taking her morning exercise, " what is your dinner hour? And is the room that my mother selected still osed for the dining room?" "Dining room! What can you mean?" For a moment Mrs. Winthrop looked puzzled; then her brow suddenly cleared at she exclaimed: "Ob, I remember now! I was reading only the other day that people osed to sit around large ta , . blet and watch one another eat all man i ner of queer stall that tbey called food. v They must bave resembled pigs gathered around a trough." "May I ask," said Harold, striving to control bis wrath, "bow you manage the matter of eating at the present time?" "To be sure. You bave been nour ished since your awakening, have you not?" "I bave been given a little broth." "Have you not felt sufficiently nour ished?" "I bave not suffered with hunger," admitted Harold, who suddenly realized that be bad not felt hunger at all, but was simply uneasy because be bad not sat at a table and filled himself with food as be bad done in the good old days which were to bim but as yester day. He began to bave an awful fear that be bad slept beyond the pleasures of eating at a loaded table in company with congenial friends. Mrs. Winthrop's next words confirmed this fear. "In this day," she said, "no one thinks of supplying bis system with necessary fuel in public. Each takes such nourishment as bis system requires whenever it is most needed, but he would no more think of allowing bis would think of changing bis linen in public." "I fear I have much to learn," said Harold, "before I shall be able to live In this da ahem, beautiful world." "I am afraid you have, sir." replied Mrs. Winthrop severely, "There is an old woman living not far from here who . F j - h nearly 100 years of age, and that she has a fine memory. She might be able to teach you the difference between your yesterday and our today and so save you and us a great deal of embarrassment." Harold thought the idea a good one and decided to go to this old woman at once. It was barely possible that she bad not given, up the good old customs for the outrageous new ones, and that be might auk him to slay to dinner. In an incredibly short space of time be bad placed himself before ber, "So you are the sleeper?" she ex claimed. "My, my, how young you look! It would be bard for any one to believe that you are 80 years older than I am." Harold looked at the thin figure, the wrinkled face and the toothless mouth, then recalled the handsome young fel low be had seen in. the glass only that morning and decided that it would be bard indeed. "Well," she said when be had made known bis errand, "what do you most want to know?" "How do people manage to eat?" be asked. "I'm getting deucedly hungry. Don't you know of a nice place where a fellow can get roast beef, and mince pie, and cranberry jelly, and a good oup of coffee, and a tew such trifles?" Harold's mouth watl.-ed as be asked the question. He felt that he had a great deal to do to make up for all the good things of life which he had lost while sleeping. "My dour sir," exclaimed the old I ' lady, placing a restraining band on bis arm, "I beg you will not mention such things again. It makes me quite faint. Remember that 1 am not so young aa I , once was." "Are you hungry?" asked Harold kindly. He could think of no other rea son why any one should become faiut (row bearing such things as roast beef and mince pie talked about "Is there a restaurant near?" "A restaurantl" The old lady burst into a peal of laughter. "Oh, " she gasped, "yon take me back to the days ( my childhood I Ob, ll is so funny! Mary, Mary, come here a momentl" A young woman mitered the room and Stood beside tin. oi l lady's chair. Hb was fully! Ut Nil and wut have! watgued 800 pounds, jrnt she was not fleshy, llarulil tmmtfht she limit Wn I IfllUUL 11HJ II VII1J. 1L I N HUII1 LI1ML HI In 11 famale priinlitfliii r nut wondeivd if tti old UJy had ml f.' Ur tor protection, "What I It, grauduia?" she ask) pleaautly, "'litis young man wlahee lobe direct ed to a rvtrturttt. Now, are you will ing to believe thai sued thiuge existed la my day?" "Oh, sir," sold Jtfsry, turning ta Harold, "did )u em sat before any one?" "I did," rolled Harold, "tad I should tike ta da tt s.ala. 1 toped I uiut at least e aenput fle fern," "luted ta sat such things 10 or B0 vtart a Weald the old lady, "ball thadder now to think of it. Yoa will, too, when you become nsed to the new way." "I shudder now to think of life with out eating," replied Harold, with a fee ble smile. "I think," he added, "that I shall not be successful in an attempt to live on air and water." "You must go to a physician as soon aa possible," said the old lady. "Hf will malte an examination and tell yon what chemical elements are necessary to keep your system in good working order. He will also tell yon bow much of each should be taken and bow often. On every corner yon will see shops where these foods are for sale. Every one prepares them for one's self, and nc one thinks of taking bis neighbor into bis confidence as to bis system's de mands. Ob, Mary, think bow folkt would laugh to bear me make these ex planations!" The old lady bnrst into another peal of laughter, which Harold found ex tremely initating. He did not smile. Neither did Mary, and for a moment be felt graieful to ber, but only for a mo ment. "I think such innocence is charm ing," be beard Mary cay in an under tone to the old lady. "Such a beautiful boy should not be allowed to take care of bimself. It isn't safe. I propose to take care of bim. It isn't conventional, I know, but bang conventionalities!" "She uses slang like a man," thought Harold. "What next, I wonder?" Harold began to be somewhat alarmed. Did this amazon propose to send bim to lunatio asylum? He wondered if be could outrun ber should she pursue bim. Before be bad decided as to what be bad better do Mary came to bis tide and took bit band in hers. "My dear," she taid tenderly, "1 know that what I am about to tay may teem a little premature, but I am ani mated by thoughts of your welfare as well as my own gratification. Love 1i not measured by hours, but by beart throbs. Should I know yoa a hundred years I could not love you more sincere ly. Will yoa be mine? I promise to care for you most tenderly." "Yon promise to good Lord, deliver ntl What is the woman talking about?" "I know this must seem sudden to you, Yoa bave not yet learned to know your heart, but you are so young and inexperienced at least to inexperi- "ITill yon be mlnef I promise to care jor you most icnaeriy." enced. Don't you think it would be better for you to trust your happiness in my keeping? Don't mind grandma. Indeed her presence should assure you at to the parity of my motives." "It's a proposal!" thought Harold. "As sure as I live it is a proposal." He could with difficulty restrain bis laughter, but be remembered that she was a woman, and although ridiculously eccentric not to be laughed at. He wished he might think of some easy way of putting her off, believing that one so weakminded would not long re member having mentioned such a sub ject. "Madam," be said, "suppose you try to forget" "Does that mean you cannot accept my love?" asked Mary, who was quite infatuated with him. "I am afraid it does," replied Har old, struggling with bis mirth. In all bis life he bad never bad so funny an experience. "And you can laugh!" exclaimed Mary reproachfully. "You are heart less, absolutely heartless." She turned and left the room without another word, and Harold indulged in unrestrained laughter until suddenly made aware tbut the old lady was regarding bim with great seriouaness. "It would have been better," she said, "if yoa had been a little more manly, Yoa might at least have offered to bo a brother to her. Yen bave hurt a very warm heart and lost a good chance to marry, Mary could have re lieved yoa of many vexations," The old lady's seriousness irritated Harold. The idea of any one taking such a proposal seriously was too pre poatorous to be entertained for a mo ment, lie concluded that bis call bad been quite long enough, and that he should take bis departure as soon be bad mails sure that she could tell blu Bothlug more about dining. "Did I euderttand yoa to say," be atksd "thai noons eats anything bat broth and -ah. air?" "I said nothing shoot estlng sir, Thurs are nuts and fruits. Tbey ar produced In artst qusotltlwi, and grow ers tie with sacs other ta starting nsw varieties. And, by the way, 1 mutt warn yon not to rtn a basket of fruit to any one, 1 iiiHution tt, rtuiemberiug that ta your day It was done aa a mark tf friiitlhln and srn of love. Haw dreadfully conns tt wsst la this day It weald U eousidertd as Insulting as the presentstli of a beef roast would asvs been a hundred ysare arfo," "May! ak,std Harold, stalling st the thought, "what young ne da efftr the Ultra of thttr tfTsctleei?" j "What d young nan -on, new fte! way yoa laughed at Msryl No, la these dsjfi, tny dear sir, yoacg offer notning. 11 Would be COnmoeiru a lunta of immodesty. They do not seek ladies in marriage. It would be highly Im proper for them to show any affection until the lady has offered them some en couragement." "Am I to understand that women now do the lovemaking?" "Why, to be sure!" "And the men wait to be courted?" "How ee could there be marriages?" Harold stared at the old lady for fully five minutes before replying. Such a state of affairs was quite beyond his comprehension. It was too serious to be laughable. "It used to be different, I know," added the old lady, "but it was no more satisfactory." "Wasn't it, though!" exclaimed Har old. "Permit me to say that I do not agree with you. But let us not quarrel on that subject. At present I am more interested in the food question than In the fact that women bave a corner on the business of lovemaking. Can yoa tell me why the change was made in regard to the habit of dining?" "Because women could not use their preolous time in cooking, setting tables, washing dishes, hemming table linen and doing the thousand and one other tasks which the old babit of dining made necessary." "But bow do women employ them selves?" "Keep your eyes open for one week, my dear sir, and yoa will not nsed to ask. Although the character of the work has changed, there it still plenty to do, and, as yoa can tee, men amount to little in these days. That ft my opin ion at least, and I think it will be yours, ant women do not seem to agree with me. They consider me very odd for not attaching myself to one of these little specimens of humanity. Ab, they did not live in the, day t when tberewere men like you!" "Why are all the men to small?" asked Harold hastily. He feared an other proposal. "It it a natural result of generations of dissipation. I bave been told that in 1802 there were many miniature speci mens of masculinity to be seen on the streets, but the people did not seem to realize or even to recognize the danger which they heralded. There was an oc casional prophet who spoke of the dan gers of cigarette smoking, for Instance, but notwithstanding two-tblrdt of the boyt smoked cigarettes and wondered why they did not grow to be as large as their fathers. Were, you as large at your father?" Harold admitted that be bad not been, and that it bad been a source of regret to bim. "Had you not gone to sleep," contin ued the old lady, "I presume yoa would not bave been so good or so much of a man in any way as your father. Men indulged in all sorts of dissipations, which bad their effect both mentally and morally. As tbey became less man ly women became more so. Women took op all sorts of self culture and be came man's superior in every way long before even they or the men recognized the fact. When the awakening came, there was a revolution. I think in your day there was considerable dissatisfac tion among women, but I am not sure. Of late years I bave been a little doubt ful as to dates," "I think yoa are right," replied liar old, who whs very much interested in the old lady's talk.' " We bad the wom an suffragists and an organization called theW. C. T. U. and several smaller or ganizations which were for the purpose of training men to know right from wrong." "How did men regard tbera?" "They laughed at first, I believe. La ter they became more indulgent." "But they never read the sign by the wayside even then. Well, these societies increased. Women became more and more self supporting and in every way Independent. Men were gradually forced to the wall in the labor market. In 1025 no man dared to ask a woman to marry bim unless be knew that she could help support the family, and no girl would have thought of marrying without having first learned a trade, for they placed no faith in man's ability to care for women. Indeed there were few marriages, for women did not re spect men, and men felt nnder no obli gations to stay with a wife when tbey thought they could live Busier away from ber. Women refused to be gov erned by those whom they considered inferior to themselves, and finally there enma the war of the revolution between the sexes. Men should have seen from the fust what must bave been the result of that war. They had become weak- t-nod by generations of self indulgence. Women had grown more powerful, and theirs was not a difficult victory. Aft t-r the war men found thumsel ves obliged to tut for wotnan't favor as women had once sued for theirs. Womou bad little rt-spect for thm, and for a long time man's position wss not much superior to that of slavery. They rapidly lest what little power of Indspendent thought they had kept through their years of dissipation and soon became what you so them now worts, In fact, for of Iste ysart there tveraa to be au unstii nst among a few of them, correspond ing to the untsstnost tbewa by a few women In your doy." Did yott know I.t tty Mays?" akd narold, who wa rrinlndud of kit old love by the uiwutlon of tb wouisn of LU dsy, "Ob, yte, Hho was a mUdl agi woman when 1 was a iiltlo girl. I wut with nr several (lint's few you at yun ! I't, and h told me t grt de al about on, rlho did not marry until quite uls la U. blie left O' son. tilt name was IUm14 Wlatbrop Everett, lie Married young woman whta be was mI 00 years vt ago and If ft a tUnyh tr, whom be stru4 tatty Maya, after hor grsii.lim Hmr. Litty llvco ahme in In Ike hmm w litre yoi u. to eouit bvr f tardiMulhw, 8he is 84 ytars old now anil It txinalJtrtd tatbr jKUllar, I btlltt. tof wy part, 1 like hr." "In what way dt ttte tlniw hr pe tolltrll;!" t.k.4 !Unl4, "Oh, she does'nt like men very well. Bbe never tskes a man anywhere. She declares that she will not marry until ahe finds a man as smart as herself, and the talks so much about equality be tween the sexes that she is making many men quite uneasy. She has quite a fol lowing among the men wboae wives do sot treat them well. One she said that ahe was waiting for Harold Winthrop to awaken that she might propose to him. Of course, sir, you will under stand that she was joking, not believing that you would ever awaken." "I understand," replied Harold, "but let me tell you this: When I marry, it will not be to a woman who makes love to me. I reserve the little pleasure of popping the question aa my exclusive right." "Oh, nonsense!" replied the old lady playfully. "I've heard young men talk before. When the right girl asks you to marry her, you'll assent without a word of protest." Somewhat tired with hit long conver sation with the old lady, Harold decid ed to rest himself by oalling on Miss Letty Mays Everett He hoped that be might find a little pleasure such as be used to enjoy in getting up a mild flirta tion with tbe granddaughter of bis old love. (To be continued.) Headache bad? Get Dr. Miles' Pain Pills. OUR NATIONAL PLATFORM. The People's Party Platform Adapted at Omaha July 4, 1803. Assembled upon the 118th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the People's party of America, In their first national convention, Invoking upon their action the blessings of Almighty God, puts forth In the name and on be half of tbe people of thla country the following preamble and declaration of principles: PREAMBLE. The conditions whioh surround u best justify our co-operation. We meet la the midst of a nation brought to tho verge of moral, political and material mln. Corruption dominates the ballot box, the legislatures, the oongress, and touches even tbe ermine of tbe bench. The people are demoralized; moot of the states have been compelled to iso late the voters at the polling placet to pro ventunlversal Intimidation or bri bery Tbe ne wspape rs are largely tub tidlzed or muzzled, publio opinion tllenoed; business prostrated; our homes covered with mortgages; labor Impover ished and tho land concentrating in tke hands of capitalists. The urban work men are denied the right of organiza tion for self protection; Imported pau perized labor beats down their wages, a birellag standing army, unrecognized by our laws, is established to shoo I them down; and tbey are rapidly de generating into European conditions. Tbe fruits of tbe toll of millions are boldly stolen to build up colossal for ! tunes for a few, unprecedented in tbe history of mankind; and the possessors of those, la turn, despise the republic and endanger liberty. From tbe same prolific womb of governmental iajustioo we breed tbe two great classes trampa and millionaires. Tbe national power to create money It appropriated to en rich bondholders. A vast publio debt, payable In legal tender currency, hat t been funded into gold-bearing bonds,, thereby adding millions to the burdena of the people. Sliver, which has been accepted aa coin slnoe the dawn of history has been demonetized to add to the purobailng power of gold by decreasing the value of all forms of property as well aa hu man labor, and the supply of currency Is purposely abridged to fatten usurers, bankrupt enterprise aud enslave indus tries. A vast conspiracy against man kind has been organized on two conti nents and it is rapidly taking possession of tbe world. If not met and over thrown at once, It forebodes terrlbla social convulsions, the destruction of olvllliatlon or the establishment of an absolute despotism. Wa have witnessed for mora than quarter of a century tka itrugglea of the two great political parties (or power and plunder, while griev ous wrongs hare been inflicted upon a suffering people. We oharga that tVanAntvnlllns InfluannM domlnit- , h le, h penning . a a. jut . i. the existing dreadful conditions to do voloa. without serious efforts to prevent or restrain thorn. Neither do they now promise us any substantial reform. They have agr4 together to Ignore, ta tho eoralag campaign, every issuo , but one. They propose to Crown the outcries of a plundered people with the uproar of a sham battle over tho tariff, to that capitalists, eorporatioas, aatlea al banks rings, trusts, watered stock, the loBoaetliatioa of sliver aad tho oppreesloat of the uturort stay all ho t lost tight of. Thof propoe to taerlloe our hones, lives and ehtldrea oa tho altar ot mammon; to deetrey the mul Vi tus' la order to secure oorruptiea funds frost the millionaires, Attetnblod oa the aaatvorsary of the blrttdty of the tattoa aad 8114 with the spirit of the graad fsaeratlua waioa established our taiopeadoaoe, we seek to reotor the govoraraont of tho republic to the kaads of "tho plain people," with whom tt originated. ) 3WsrtourpurpuMslonetdaUcal with the purpose of ta national ma ttituUoaJ "To form a ttere port I ttlce, eeUhltth Jjttloe, Insure 4oro Ua trweviUlty, prottdo (or toe oomasoa 4Je, promote the geaeral welfare I aad toaure tho hloselage of liberty H ' o reel e aad our posterity." , Wo declare that thlt republlo can only endure aa a free government while built upon tho love of the whole people for each other and for the nation; that It cannot he pinned together by bayonets; that tho civil war la over and that every passion and resentment which grew out ot tt must die with It, and that wo must belafaot at wo. are la aame, the united brotherhood of free men. Our eouatry finds Itself confronted by conditions for which there Is no prece dent in the history of tho world; our annual agricultural produotiont amount to billions of dollars ta value, which must within a few weeks or months be exohanged for billions of dollars of com modities consumed la their production; the existing currency supply it wholly inadequate to make this exehange; the results are falling prtoes, the formation of combines aad rings and tho im poverishment of the produolcf olass. We pledge oureolveo that, If given power, we will labor to correct these evils by wise and reasonable legls atioa la accordance with tho term of our platform. We believe that tho powers of government la other words, . of tko people should bt xpanded (at in the oaw at the aootaJ servloe) as rapidly and aa far at tho good sense of an Intelligent people aad tho teachings of experience shall justify, to tho end that oppression, injus tice and poverty shall eventually cease in tho land. While our tympathlet at a party of reform are naturally upon the aide of every proposition whioh will tend to make mea Intelligent, virtuous aad temperate, we nevertheless regard these questions, Important aa they are, aa secondary to the great issues now pressing for solution, and upon which not only our individual prosperity, but tho very existence of free Institution! depend; and we ask all men to first help ut to determine whether we aro to have a republlo to administer, before wo differ at to tho conditions upon which it It to be administered. Bellev lng that the forces of reform thla day organized will never cease to move forward until every wrong It remedied, and equal rights and equal privileges securely established for all men aad wo-nen of the country, therefore WE JIEGLARB , . rtt That tho union of tho labor forces of the United States, thlt day consummated, shall be permanent and perpetual. May its spirit enter Into all hearts for the salvation of the republlo and the uplifting of mankind. Seoond Wealth belongs to him who oreatet It, and every dollar taken from Industry without an equivalent it rob bery, "If any will not work, neither shall he eat." The Interests of rural and civic labor aro the same; their ene mies Identical. Third We believe that tho time hat come when tne railroad corporations will either own tho people or the people mus. own tbe railroads, and should the government enter upon tho work of owning and managing any or all rail roads, we should favor aa amendment to the constitution by which all persoal engaged In tho government tervloe shall bo placed under a civil tervloe regulation of tho most rigid character; so aa to prevent the Increase of tho power of the national administration by the use of tuch additional government employee!. PLATFORM. We demand a national currency, safe, sound and flexible, Issued by the gene ral government only, a full legal tender for all debts, publio and private, and that without the use ol banking corporations; that a just, equit able and efficient means of distribution direct to the people, at a tax not to ex ceed two per cent, per annum, to U provided, as set forth in tbe subtreasury plan ot the Farmers' Alliance, or tome better system; also by payments in dis charge of Its obligations for publio im provements. We demand the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1. Wo demand that the amount of circu lating medium be speedily Increased tt not less than 150 per oaplta. We demand a graduated Income tax Wo believe that the moneys of tht country thould be kept as muck aa poo ilblelnthe hand! of the people, aa( heuoo we demand that all state anf national revenue shall bo limited U the necessary ei peases of the govern ment, economically and honestly ad' ministered. W demand that postal savings banki to established by the government, lot the safe deposit of tho earnings of th people, and to facilitate exchange. Transportation being a meant ot ea change aad a pubho aeoestity, the gov ernment should owa and operate th railroads la the Interest of the people. Tbe telofriph aad telephone, Ilk the postoffloe system being a necessity for traotmltaloa of tses, should U owned and operated by the government In the late rest of the veople. The land, Including aJl the natural resource of wvalta, ts tro pohj all the people, and should not ho awno jllwdlor speculative purpose, aa4 alloa ownership et load should bit pro htblled. Altlaedt tew hell by rati roadi and other eorporaUoes la oioeaj of their actual needs aad al) land a owned by a) toes, should ho reel al meg by the goverauisat aad held tor MlUsr oaly, WEEKLY HE HADE EFFECTS OF THE STRIKES HAVE NOT YET WORN OFF. TOFF UNCERTAINTIES ALSO BAD. therefor the Customary Teat ot the Condition of Biulne Aro Lata In atrnctlva Thin Vaoal Wheet Getting- Down to Terr Low Price Failure Deereaa lng Uank Clearing. Nxw Yonit, July 23 R. O. Dun f i- nr. i - j rnMM ...... iu. a M corny ivovievr ul iiaug onjm. ' 'The effects of the two great strikes have not yet entirely worn off, and meanwhile disagreement between tho two houses of congress has made tariff uncertainties more dlatinct and impressive. It follows that tho customary tests of the condition of busmoas are less instructive than usual. The financial situa tion is somewhat less feeble, because the exports of goods bavo been resumed and are $3,300,000 for the week, but treasury receipts bavo been 82,040,391 for customs, againtt $3,051,574 last year, and 87,474, S.V in ternal revenue, against $3,970, 5 18 last year. The extraordinary payments to anticipate the Increase of taxation on whisky are rapidly locking up a largo amount of cash, and taking from tho government part of the expected in crease of revenue, which in tbe cur rent loss in customs receipts Is large ly due to tbe postponement of im ports, in expectation of lower duties hereafter. Thus, the treasury haa been gaining In tho batance at the ex pense of some lots in revenue hereaf ter. Wheat has been Hkuttng on thin lee, with a chance of breaking through and making the lowest rcordiever known, and has declined 3 cents for the week. With railroads generally blockaded in the wheat belt it is a satisfying indication that the western receipts are about two-thirds of laat year's, 3,371,514 buslieln, against 8,028,379 a year ago, while the ex ports from Atlantic ports are insig nificant, only 673,403 bushels, againat 8,808,627 lant year. The enormous visible supply hits less actual weight in the market than th prevalent con vlctlon that government estimates of yield are widely erroneous. Corn has advancd it shade with no, satisfactory reason, for the prospeot it excellent for a larjre yield. A iMnt &nAmiln.fir,n It, rmttt l'ifitt liAtrtm fA ' liquidate with the customary losses to the wise men w! o knew all about it Cotton has elect n -d a f ruction and all indications still point to a material increase of yield. The most hopeful sign noted thla week ia that failures continue com paratively few and not very import ant. The atftfreKate of liabilities for the twelve days ending July 13 was $3,630,300, of which $1,409,831 was of manufacturing, $L,408,3O4 of trading concerns, which is decidedly below the average for the past half year. The failures this week have been 236 in the United (States, ajrainst 467 last year and 44 in Canada, against 25 last year. : WILLARD MAY WITHDRAW. Colonel Moore May Yet Iteeelve .the Popnllat Nomination for C'ongreaa. Fort Scott, Kas., July 33. After the adjournment of the Democratio congressional convention here last week, Judge J. I). Hill, ex-chairman of the Democratio congressional com mittee; W. C Jones, chairman of tbe Democratic stato central committee; Frank Mapes of Wyandotte, lion. S. A. Riggs of Lawrance, and other leading Democrats held several cau cuses at the Huntington with Frank Willard, K. M. Chenault, Rod Gallo way and J. Ilerrick, the chairman of the Populist county central com mittee. What was decided upon has not yet been given out, but those who are qualified to know say that Willard will be withdrawn and Moore endorsed by the Populists. ARKANSAS POPULISTS. In Convention at Mule Hock, They Mom nate a State Ticket. Little Rock, Ark., July 23. The Populist state convention nominated the following ticket: Governor, D. E. Barker; secretary of state, 11. M. lieain; auditor, A. J. Nichols; treas urer, T. J. Andrews; attorney general, Dr. J. A. Meek, state land commis sioner, U. 8. Jones; commissioner of agriculture, 8. 11. Nowlin; superin tenoent of publio instruction, J. P. Carnahan. The platform indorses the Omaha platform and demands the free aad unlimited coinage of silver at tho ratio of Id to 1, without waiting for the co-operation ot any other govern ment, and demands absolute r?trio tion of undesirable Immigration from every nation of the gtobo, lllg tire In Alabama. ItiRMixatiAU, Ala,, July 31 At a fire bore this morning, Parry A Mason, wholuU tin company, and Mowers, whole!e and reUl furniture, were totally destroyed. !.o on building and aUMfk '..iu,oh. The Caldwell hotel, the handsomest building In thw city, rive ktorles high, and nupptuwd tD be tlroprtiof, i aim) go. It la valued, with furnkhinga. at 13' 0,ooo; inurane, HJU.ooo. 1 wss owned by the Caldwell company. MelaralM tkelv eite laaU, Ct.avst.Ao, Ohio, July ?! The f. ces of the various oeaa steemtbip com!k. f Ms elty are llee4 by large a timbers of foreigner who are taking advantage t( the preaeat steamship war and eontequeat low rate to return to their native lauds, I at porta kirtaeta' I laa IIIW4. CuroHU, Kan., July 1 1There aro over 150 ktri'aera out of tm4aymeat ta this fiy, Ths rte4, however, ha all the hands It ran use, aud r.eay applicants tor work are turned iwa earn a day.