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THAT BROTHER OF MINE.
"Who la It coinef In lifctfa whirlwind. " '.
And closes tbe door with a slam.
Acd. before be has taken his hat off.
Caus out for "some bread and some Jamf
marts It tnnt whistles so loudly
As be works at some tanglo of twine
"That wm send bis kite up into cloudland?
Why; of course. It's that brother of mine
mto is it that, when I am weary.
HwalwayB a hole in bis coat,
A' button to sew on in a hurry,
A sail to be made for a boat?
"Woo is It that kccp3 In my basket
Bis marbles and long fishing line.
And expects, undisturbed, there to find them?
No one else but that brother of mine.
Who Is it that tiptoes about softly
Whenever I'm sick or In pain
And is every minute forgetting
And whistling some head-splitting strain?
Who is it that, when ho is trying
To be just as still as he can,
Is always most terribly noisy?
My brother, of courso he's the man.
Who Is it I'd rather have by mo
When in need of a true, honest friend:
Who is it that I shall miss sadly
When his boyhood has come to end?
And when he is far from the old home.
And I long for a glimpse of sunshine,
'Whom, then, do you think I shall send for?
Why, of course, for that brother of mine.
Agnes L. Pratt,-in Good Housekeeping:
ADAM HOLCOMB'S WILL.
-A Deed of Kindness and What
Game of It.
Adam Holcomb was dead at last
tdead after seventy years of money
.getting, and the grave had closed over
him. He had no children, for he had
led a single life, induced, so it was said,
though nothing was certainly known,
'by an" early disappointment which had
warped his nature, and made him lead
-a solitary and selfish life, given up to
Adam Ilolcomb was dead, and as yet
no one knew what disposition he had
made of his money.
Three days after the funeral, the
axcxt-of-kin and possible heirs were col
lected in the office of the lawyer, who
was the custodian of the will and pri
vate papers of the deceased. They
-were few hi numbers for the family
was not a large one. There were but
three, and these three may be briefly
.First came James Ilolcomb, a nephew
of klie deceased, a vain, selfish, worldly
man. all his thoughts centered upon
"himself and his own family who had
never been Icnown to give a penny for
any charitable purpose.
-Rest came Harvey Holcomb, a cousin
of the last-named, and about the same
age. He was tall, thin and angular. He
belonged to the legal profession, in
-which he had managed to pick up con
siderable money, though his reputation
roc of ti
of the best. He was con-
; irimf triilrir.
willing to undertake
.any. cansc, however disreputable, for
.money. He was married and had a
family, for whom he provided in a
.grudging manucr. nc, too, had
-nourished sanguine hopes of finding
himself much better off after his uncle's
Last came a young man, presenting a
: strong contrast to the other two. He
was of light complexion, brown hair,
clear blue eyes, and an attractive face.
Jle was barely twenty-five years of age,
very plainly dressed, and with a modest
manner which prepossessed one in his
:favor.k-Hdwas the son of old Adam
Holeomb's youngest sister, who had
-married a poor minister, and her son,
Alfred Graves, was studying medicine,
:for which he had a decided predilection.
Uuthe had been cramped by narrow
means, and was even now teaching in a
country school, hoping to obtain enough
by this means to pay for his college
course, nc had applied to each of his
two relatives present for a small tem
porary loan, to help him complete his
-studies,butv without effect. He had
bf en curtly refused. byboth.
lie had come here to-day, as a matter
of form, without the slightest expecta
tion of benefiting by the will of his
late relative. He had known him but
slightly, and never received any encour
agement upon which he could build a
hone. Yet if he could but receive a lctr-
.acy of even three hundred dollars, he !
thought, it would help him materially.
That was the amount which he had
vainly sought to borrow of the mer--chant
and lawyer, now present with
Ihim at the reading of Adam Holeomb's
last will-and testament. .
The merchant and lawyer conversed
-while waiting for Squire Brief.
"Have you any idea, cousin, how
much the old gentleman had accumu
lated?" asked James Holcomb.
"I have heard it estimated at two
'hundred and fifty thousand dollars!'
was the reply.
"That is a large sum. I hope he has
.not been unjust enough to squander any
-of it on charitable societies."
"I hope not. That would be a great
piece of injustice to his relations."
"He, never dropped anything to you
about the disposition he intended to
make of his property, did he?"
"Not he! He was a close man, very,"
said the other. "I once tried to worm
.something out of him, but didn't get
"What did he say?"
Jlle said that he thought of endow
ing an 'asylum for fools and lunatics,
ind that I could tell whether I was
.likely to be benefited by his so doing."
"Ho! ho!" laughed James, shaking
his capacious sides; 'Hie got you there,
"I don't see it, "said the lawyer.sourly.
-"Yon don't appreciate the joke, eh?"
It was. a foolish piece of imperti
sicncv. However, everybody knows
-what the old man was, and I let it pass.
:2f it had been anyone else, I would have
given them as good as they sent." j
"But you w were afraid it would spoil I
your chances, eh?" )
As to that. I have no idea. There is
no question mat we ought to be joint
"True, returned James.
Would give one hundred and twenty- j
five thousand apiece. That would sat- ,
How about Alfred's chances?'
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thliffpftrtf the off cc where the yonng j
ijaaVwas qrie'ly seated. '
Oh, he'll get nothing," said the mer
chant, contemptnously. VHe belongs
to a beggarly stock, and a beggar he'll
remain to the end of his days. Going
to be a doctor, I hear."
"Well, I wish him joy of hjs profes
sion, if he ever gets in it, which issolne
what doubtf uL He wanted to borrow
three hundred dollars of me the other
"And of mc Did yon let him have it?"
"Not I. I've enough to do with my
money without giving- it away. Of
course he'd never have repaid it."
"No, I suppose not. The coolness of
some people is refreshing."
"Well, I take it for granted old Adam
was much too shrewd to lavish any of
his money on such a fellow."
"Trust him for that."
The young man was engaged in read
ing a volume he had taken up, and did
not hear this conversation.
. It was interrupted by the entrance of
Mr. Brief. Both the merchant and the
lawyer greeted him with deference and
cordiality, as a man whose words might
bring them prosperity or disappoint
ment. Alfred Graves rose ia a quiet,
gentlemanly manner, and bowed with
the courtesy which was habitual to
"Gentlemen," the attorney said. "I
hold in my hand the will of your late
relative. I will at once proceed to read
Of course his words commanded in
stant attention. All bent forward to
After the usual formula, came the fol
"I give and bequeath to my nephew,
James Holcomb, the sum of five thou
sand dollars to be held in trust for his
"To my nephew, Henry nolcomb; I
likewise give the sum of five thousand
dollars to be held in trust for his chil
dren, to whose sole use the income shall
annually be applied.
"To my only remaining nephew,
Alfred Graves, I give the sum of two
thousand dollars to be appropriated to
his own use as he may see fit.
"I set aside the sum of two hundred
thousand dollars to establish a public
library in my native town, one quarter
to be appropriated to the erection of a
suitable building and the remainder to
constitute a fund, of which the income
only shall be employed for the purchase
Here the notary made a pause. The
merchant and lawver sat with looks of
blank disappointment and anger, which
they made no attempt to conceal.
"He had no right to defraud his rela
tives in this way," muttered James.
"It is a miserable imposition," said
Henry Holcomb, "to put us off with
such a niggardly sum."
"For my part, I am quite satisfied,"
said the young man. "I have received
more than I expected."- ,
"Oh, yes; ic will be a great thing for
a beggar like you," said James, sarcas
tically. "I am not a beggar," returned the
young man, proudly.
"Gentlemen," said the lawyer, "I
have not finished reading the will.
"My faithful old dogScipio, who is
nowsomewhat infirm, I trust one of my
nephews wi'l be willing to take home,
and treat indulgently for the sake of
the master to whom he was attached."
"That's cool!" ejaculated James. "As
for me, I don't choose to bo bothered
with the dog."
"But." said the lawyer, "since your
uncle has given you a legacy, are you
not willing to incur this slight care and
"I must absolutely refuse. Mrs. nol
comb docs not like dogs, nor I. More
over, ray uncle has treated me. too
scurviiy for mc to inconvenience my
self much on his account."
"Then, will you take him? asked
the solicitor, turning to the lawyer.
"Not I," said he, shrugging his
shoulders. "The dog may starve for
aught I cam."
"And you, sir?" turning to Alfred
"I will assume the charge of Scipio,"
said Alfred Graves. "It is a slight ac
knowledgment for my uncle's legacy."
"You may find him troublesome."
"That will make no difference. While
he lives, he shall be comfortably cared
"What a model nephew!" 6aid tho
"Good young man!" said the, other
relative, with a sneer.
"Gentlemen," said the attorney, "j
will now read the codicil."
The two older men looked at each
other in surprise, which changed into
rage and dismay as they listened.
"To that one of my nephews who
shall agree to take charge of my dog,
being yet unacquainted with this pro
vision of my will, I bequeath the resi
due of my property, amounting, as near
as I can estimate, to one , hundred
"You knew of this!" exclaimed the
elder men, turning wrathful faces to
wards Alfred Graves.
"Not a word," said the young man.
"I am as much astonished as you can
"No one knew of it except myself,"
said the attorney. "I coni-ratulate you.
Mr. Graves, on your large accession of
"I receive it gratefully. I trust I
shall make a good use of it," said the
"I hope now to repay my parents for
the sacrifices they have made in my be
"If I had but known," said, the mer
chant, with bitter regret "I have
thrown away a fortune."
"And I," chimed in -the lawyer, rue
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But there was no help for it The
deed was done. The two disannointrl
men left the house, feeling anything
bnt grateful to the uncle who they per-
j suaded themselves had cruelly wronged
Hut there was a modest little home
that was made glad by the news of Al
fred's good fortune, and in his hands
the money has brought a bleising with
it. for it has been made a fountain of
rTood defede and charitable influencei;
Home Queen. "-'
THE LAZY NOT WANTED.
Dr. Talmage Pays His Respoots to
'the Sluggard and Idler.
, Activity Compared With SI ugj-bhness The
Sprightly Gazelle Delights the Eye
While the Sloth Is Loathsomo
In a late sermon at Brooklyn Rev. T.
DeWitt Talmage discoursed on the ten
dency of many people to slothfulness
and indolence, ilis text was from
Proverbs xiL 27: "The slothful man
roasteth not that which he took in
hunting." Dr. Talmage said: ,
David and Jeremiah and Ezekiel and
Micah and Solomon of the text showed
that sometime they had been out on a
hunting expedition. Spears, lances,
swords and nets were employed in their
service. A deep pitfall would be digged.
In the center of it there was some raised
ground with a pole on which a lamb
would be fastened, and the wild beast !
not seeing the pitfall, but only seeing
the lamb, would plunge for its prey and
dash down, itself captured. Birds were
caught in gins or pierced with arrows.
The hunters in olden time liad two mis
sions, one to clear the land of ferocious
beasts and the other to obtain meat for
themselves and families. Tho occupa
tion and habit of hunters are a favorite
Bible simile. David said he was hunted
by his enemies like a partridge upon the
mountain. My text is a hunting scene.
The first pictnre I ever bought was an
engraving of Thorwaldsen's "Autumn."
The clusters of grapes are ripe on the
vine of the homestead, and the returned
hounds, panting from the chase, are ly
ing on the door sill and the hunter is
unshouldering his game, while the
housewife is about to take a portion of
it and prepare it for the evening meaL
Unlike the person of the text, she was
enough industrious to roast that which
had been taken in hunting. But the
world has had many a specimen since
Solomon's time of those whoso lassitude
and improvidence and absurdity were
depicted in my text. The most of those
who have made a dead failure of life
can look back and see a time when a
great opportunity opened but thej- did
not know it. They were not as wise as
George Stephenson, "the father of rail
ways," who, when at 10 years of age he
received an appointment to work at a
pumping engine for twelve shillings a
wek, cried out: "Now I am n made
mai for life." God gives to most men
at '.cast one good opportunity. A great
Grecian general was met by a group of
beggars, and he said to them: "If you
wan'. beasts toplowyourland, I will lend
you some, it you want land, I will
give you some. If you want seed to
sow your land, I will see that jou get
it. lht I will encourage none in idle
ness." So God gives to most people an
opportmity of extrication from de
pressed circumstances. As if to create
in us a hatred for indolence, God has
made those animals which are sluggish
to appear loathsome in our eyes, while
those which are fleet and active he has
clothed with attractiveness. The tor
toise, the sloth, the snail, the crocodile
repel us, while the deer and the gazelle
are as pleasing as they are fleet, and
from the swift wings of innumerable
birds God his spared no purple or gold
or jet or crLnson or snowy whiteness.
Besides all this the Bible is constantly
assaulting tie vice of laziness. Solo
mon seems to order the idler out of his
sight as bein? beyond all human in
struction wheajie says: Go to the ant,
thou sluggard; consider her ways and
be wise." And Paul seems to drive him
up from his din'ng table before he gets
through with tae first course of food
with the assertion: "If any will not
work, neither slull he eat."
Now, what are the causes of laziness
and what arc its evil results? I knew
a man who was never up to time. It
seemed impossible for him to meet an
engagement. When he was to be
married he missed the train. His
watch seemed to take on the habits of
its owner and was always too slow. He
had a constitutional lethargy, for which
he did not seem responsible. So indo
lence often arises from the natural tem
perament. I do not know but that
there is a constitutional tendency to
this vice in evcrv man. However
active you may generally be, have you
not on some warm spring day felt a
touch of this feeling on you, although
you may have shaken it off as you
would a reptile? But some are so power
fully tempted to this by their bodily
constitution that all the work'of their
life has' been accomplished with this
lethargy hanging on their back or
treading on their heels. You some
times behold it in childhood. The child
moping and lounging within doors is
behind in every race and beaten in
every game. His nerves, his muscles,
his bones are smitten with this palsy.
He vegetates rather than lives, creeps
rather than walks, yawns rather than
breathes. The animal in his nature
is stronger than the intellectual. He
is generally a great eater and active
only when he cannot digest that which
he has eaten. It requires as
much effort for him to walk as for
others to run. Lanmior and drowsiness
are his natural inheritance. He is built
for a slow sailing vessel, a heavy hulk
and an insufficient cutwater. Place an
active man in such a bodily structure
and the latter would be shaken to pieces
in one day. Every law of physiology
demands that he be supine. Such a one
is not responsible for this powerful ten
dency of his nature. His great duty is
resistance. When I see a man fighting
an unfortunate temperament, all my
sympathies arc aroused, and I think of
Victor Hugo's account of a scene on a
war ship, where, in the midst of a storm
at sea, a great cannon got loose, and it
was crashing this way and that and
would have destroyed the ship; and the
chief gunner, at the almost certain de
struction of his own life, rushed at it
with a hand spike to thrust between the
spokes of the wheel of the rolling can
non, and by a lortunatc leverage ar
rested the gun till it could be lashed
fast- But that struggle did not seem so
disheartening as that man enters upon
who attempts to fight his natural tem
perament, whether it be too last or too
slow, too nervous or too lymphatls
God help him, for God only can.
Now, what aro the results of indo
lence? A marked consequence of this
vice is physical disease. The healthi
ness of the whole natural world depends
upon activity. The winds, tossed and
driven in endless circuits, scattering the
mists from the mountains and scooping
out death damps from the caves and
j blasting the miasma of swamps and
hurling back the fetid atmosphere of
great cities, are healthy just because of
their swiftness and uncontrollableness
of sweep. But after a while the wind
falls and the hot sun pours through it,
and when the leaves are still'and the
grain fields bend not once all day long
then pestilence smites its victims and
digs trenches for the dead. The fount
ain, born far up in the wild wood of the
mountain, comes down brighter for
every obstacle against which it is
driven and singing a nexv song on
every shelf of rock over which it bounds,
till it rolls over the water wheels
in the valley, not ashamed to grind
corn, and runs through the long grass
of the meadow, where the willows
reach down to dip their branches and
the unyoked oxen come at even-tide to
cool. Healthy water! Bright water!
Happy water! While some stream, too
lazy any more to run, gathers itself into
a wayside pool, where the swine wal
low and filthy insects hop over the sur
face and reptiles crawl among the ooze,
and frogs utter their hideous croak, and
by day and night there rises from the
foul mire and green scum fever and
plague and death. There is an endless
activity under foot and overhead. Not
one four o'clock in the flower bed, not
not one fly on the window pane, not
one squirrel gathering food from the
cones of the white pine, not one rabbit
feeding on clover tops, not one
arop tailing in a shower, not one min
now glancing in the sea, not one quail
whistling from the grass, not one
hawk cawing in the sky, but is busy
now and is busy always, fulfilling ita
mission as certainly as any monarch on
earth or any anirel in Heaven. You
hear the shout of the plow boys busy in
the field and the rattle of the whiffle
trees on the harrow, but you do not
know that there is more industry in the
earth upturned and in the dumb vegeta
tion under foot than in all that you tiee.
If you put your ear to a lump of riven
sod you may hear nothing in the roots
and spiculiD of grass, but there at work
spades and cleavers and pile drivers and
battering rams and internecine wsrs.
I do not wonder that the lively fancy of
the ancients saw in the inanimate crea
tion around Floras, and Pomonas, and
Graces, and Fauns, and Fairies, and
Satyrs, and Nymphs.
Everything is busy. Nothing is inani
mate except the man who cannot see
the life and hear the music At the
creation the morning stars sang to
gether, but they were only the choir
which were to lead all the stars and all
the mountains and all the seas in God's
worship. All natural objects seem at
one and the same time uniting in work
of joy and worship. In God's creation
there is no pause in either the worship i
or the work or the joy. Amid all natural
objects at one and the same time it is
Hallow e'en and Whit Sunday and Ash
Wednesday and All Saint's day. All
see and hear in the natural world is de-
tne neaitny beauty oi that which we
pendent upon activity and un
rest. Men will be healthy in
tellectually, morally and physically
only upon the condition of an ,
active industry. I know men die every J
day oi overwork. Ihcy droop down in
coal pits and among
northern factories and on the cotton
plantations of the south. In every city
and town and village you will find men
groaning under burdens, as, in the cast,
camels stagger under their loads be
tween Aleppo and Damascus. Life is
crushed out every day at counters and
work benches and anvils. But there
are other multitudes who die from mere
inertia. inuulcrences every day are
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and hydropathy and eclecticism. Bather
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scalpels. 2s ature has provided for those i
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what rheum for the eyes and what gout ,
fer the feet and what curvature for the
spine ana wnat strictures ior tne cnest
anu wnat tuuercies ior toe lungs anu
what rheumatisms for the muscles and
what neuralgias for the nerves. Nature
in time arraigns every such culprit at j JTltes W(-,re called to order by the chair
her bar and presents against him an in-!man of thc state central committee
dictment of one hundred counts, and shortly after 11 o'clock, and without
convicts him on each one of them. any opposition Charles E. Johnson, of
There are many who estimate the re- Pncblo, was chosen permanent chair-
spectability of an occupation by thc lit- ra:u T,htr .co"TCnt heVclcctol
tie exertion it demands, and who would -senators V oleott and Teller. Congress-
not have their children enter any em
ployment where their hands may be
soiled, forgetting that a laborer s over-
nllc n-tf incf rtc It n sv 1 ft nc i Ytioma 'o
robes and an anvil is just as respectable J
as a pulpiL Health flies from the bed
of down and says: "I cannot sleep
here," and from the table spread
with ptarmigan and eipicurean viands,
saying: "I cannot eat here;" and
from the vehicle of soft cushions and
easy springs, saying: "I cannot ride
here;" and from houses luxuriously
warmed and upholstered, saying: "I can
not live here;" and some day you meet
health, who declined ail these luxuriant
places, walking in the plow's furrow or
sweltering beside the hissing forge or
spinning among the looms or driving a
dray or tinning a roof or carrying hods
of brick up the ladder of a wall.
Learning to Pop.
It is queer how small an occurrence
serves to attract a crowd. The other
evening a popcorn kiosk at the corner
of D street, and the avenue was sur
rounded by a gaping crowd, ranging in
character from gamins to gentlemen,
all breathlessly watching the proprietor
as he shook a popper over the gas
flamer. A couple of young ladies hap
pened to be passing, and one of them,
"What are those men staring at?"
"They arc learning how to pop," re
plied her companion.
"Oh," sighed the-speakei; "how I
wish Chrjlic would take a few lessons"
A PHILADELPHIA PANIC.
Fire In a Theater Came a Panic and tho
Injury of Scores or People-Heavy Loss ot
Philadelphia, April 28. The most
sensational fire in this city for years
broke out last night on the stage of the
Grand Central theater and, before got
ten under control, nearly a million dol
lars worth of property had been de
stroyed, including tho massive eight
story annex building occupied by tho
There was a panic in the theater
and nearly fifty persons, mostly occu
pants of the galleries, were hurt, none,
The Central theater is located on
Walnut street, between Eighth and
Ninth, in the most thickly settled por- j
tion of the city, being surrounded by
hotels, restaurants, boarding houses,
newspaper offices and business houses.
Immediately in the rear of the theater
was the Times building, which faced pn
Sansora street. The theater was usu
ally devoted to variety performances,
but this week a spectacular production,
"The Devil's Auction," was on the
Just before S o'clock, while the stage
hands were lowering from the flies a
portion of the setting for the first scene,
it became entangled in the border lights.
In an instant the lliins' canvas was a
mass of flames. Tongues of fixe shot
up to the roof and blazing scenery fell
to the stage, and in a short space of
time the greater portion of the theater
was a mass of fire.
The production requires a large num
ber of female ballet dancers. These
stood in the wings and along the stage
in scanty attire, waiting for the per
formance to begin. They were thrown
into a panic and rushed about, scarcely
knowing which way to turn to avoid
the quickly spreading flames. All were,
it is believed, gotten safely out, al
though there is a report that three bal
let girls are missing.
During the panic behind the scenes a
scene of more intense excitement was
being enacted before the footlights.
Fortunately, the house was only par
tially filled. The audience had just set
tled down in their seats, awaiting the
beginning of the performance, when
they were startled bj- the flash that
came when the scenery caught.
The next minute a bright, white flame
shot through the curtain and the audi
ence realized that they were face to face
with that most awful of situations, a
theater fire. Everybody started for the
exits. The weaker ones were Iwrne
down and crushed under foot. One in
dividual, maddened and brutalized by
excitement, drew a pocket knife, and
with it cut his way through the mass of
Half a dozen or more people were
found at the hospital who had been vie-
tims of his frenzy. None of their
wuuaus, iifiwever, were oi a more man
painful character. This man was one
of the first to reach the sidewalk.
Men and boys fell on the stairways
leading from the galleries and were
bruised and scratched under the heels
of those following them. In all fifty
two persons were cared for at the hos
pitals near the theater.
Col. A. K. McClurc, editor of the
Times, lost his valuable political library.
which he has been collecting during the
pas' fif ? years' and which can ntiVor be
Spiun-gfield, 111., April 28. The dem
ocratic state convention met here yes
terday. The resolutions adopted de
nounce the McKinlcy tariff law; favor a
.1.- ji . gold and silver standard; the cstablish
the spindles of ' . . ,, . ... ,
A. ii I ment of a currency that will be con
vertible without loss ' to the holder,
and the fixing of a ratio by an in
ternational monetary conference so that
parit- may be maintained and all
mints thrown open to free coin
age. A declaration is made in favor
of electing senators by popular vote
and unrelenting war on trusts and com
bines designed to degrade wage earners
is proclaimed. The following nomina-
tions were made: John P. Altgeld for
.. . . . "
governor; N. Kamsey, state treasurer;
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A. E. Stevenson, A. W . Green, C. E.
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Crafts. B. T. Cable, . E. orthington.
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alter I. atson, John A. King and
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S. P. Chase were elected delegates at
j Resolutions were adopted de
for clcveland first aml lJohn JL
Dexveb, Col., April :iS. The COO dele-
uiuu j.uii::uu Him iiuu. i. ij. iiruAii
as electors at large. A resolution was
adopted instructing the delegates at
the national convention to oppose the
nomination of any man for president or
vice-president who is not known to be
heartily in favor of free and unlimited
coinage of silver. A resolution indors
ing the administration of President
Harrison was defeated by G2I to 2.
New Jersey Republicans.
Trextox, N. J.. April 28. The Re
publican state convention met and
John A. Blair, of Hudson, was
elected temporary chairman. The
platform agreed upon indorsed 'the
wise and patriotic conduct of national
affairs" of President Harrison, praises
the foreign policy and reciprocity, de
clares abiding faith in the protective
system and uncompromisingly opposes
any and all attempts to debase the
national currency and free silver coin
age. New Hampshire Republicans.
Coscohd, N. II., April 28. The repub
licaa state convention was called to or
dcrand Hiram D. Upton was made per
manent chairman. Allusions to Pres
ident Harrison and James G. Blaine
-were cheered to tne ecno. rrau
j Churchill, of Lebanon: Benjamin A.
Kimball, of Concord; Henry B. Quimby,
' of Lakeport, and Charles T. Means, oi
j Manchester, were elected delegates at
, large by acclamation. The platform
i indorses President- Harrison strongly;
the Fiftv-first consrress; andcaUs for the
nomination at Minneapolis jf candi
dates with records on the tariff and
other vital Questions.
THE PRISONERS SAFE.
The Wyoming Prisoners AH Ijiiuled Safely ,
at Fort Kuweit. ' "V- i
Chbyknnk, Wyo., April 2C M iffa jj
bert, in command of the Seventh -. y
fautry troops, which relieved the Sixth,
cavalry from Fort McKinney as guards
of the captured stocluncn, designated 7
o'clock yesterday morning as the hour
for the party to start from Fort Fetter
man. The governor expressly stated
that the train should move only during
daylight. All the men slept in the can
Saturday uight-Thespeeial was preceded
by a pilot engine and caboose, the latter
filled with a construction crew and
tools to repair any possible damage
which might be done to the trades.
Two men with field glasses were sta
tioned in the lookout of the caboose to
carefully scrutinize the road for breaks.
Their position was maintained until
Bordeaux was reached, when all chance
of danger was believed to be passed and
the lookout was suspended.
It was just 3:45 o'clock in the after
noon when the train slowly pulled into
the Fort Russell depot. A crowd of
several hundred people was waiting to
"This is the toughest part of the trip."
remarked one stockman. "I would
rather face the rustlers than the crowd
Two long lines of soldiers were drawn
up. One was stationed along the length
of the train, the other some short dis
tance toward the fort, thus keeping an
unoccupied space between them. Maj.
Egbert here received orders to hold tho
men in charge until further orders.
They Itlow Vp a Itestnurnnt Whoso Froprl
etorhad Inrurred Their Displeasure Tho
Man Killed and Several Injured.
P.vnis, April 20. The restaurant of
M. Very, who on March :!0 delivered
Kavaehol. the anarchist, into the hands
of the police, was utterly wrecked at 4
o'clock yesterday by a bomb ex
plosion. The force of the explosion was
terrific and" widely felt and an enormous
crowd quickly gathered about the shat
The police found M. Very lying on the
floor of the restaurant in the midst of
heaps of debris groaning with fright
and pain. One of his legs had been
broken and he was sent to a hospital,
where it was found necessary to ampu
tate his leg. He died at the hospital
soon after the amputation.
A granddaughter of M. Very was
also injured and two Indies living in
rooms over the restaurant were badly
shaken and bruised.
Very's wife was not injured but she
has lost her senses owing to the severity
of the shock she suffered and is raving
like a maniac
It is the general opinion that the ex-
niinn . ...t,-,t..,,i .,;ni,. ., .,,.
Torzti the jurymen who will be on duty
at Kavachol's trial. The police think
the bomb was thrown into the base
ment through a grating. A policeman
who was on duty just outside the res
taurant when the explosion occurred
was thrown to the pavement by tho
shock. He states that he saw nothing
THE CHINESE BILL.
foil Text or the Substitute For the House
Chinese Exeluslon Hill as Finally Pnt-tetl
Jly the Senate.
Washington. April 20. The substi
tute for the house Chinese exelusion"jj'
bill was passed by the senate yesterday.
The bill as passed is as follows:
Section I. That all laws now In force pro
hibiting and rcKulatins; the coming into to!.
country of Chin-e persons and persons of Chi
nese descent are hereby continued in force for
a period ot ten years from the pab&ige of this
Sea 2. That any Chinese person or person of
Chinese descent, when conTictedand adiudgcil
under any of said laws to be not lawfully enti
tled to be or remain In tho United States, shall
be removed from the United States to China,
unless he shall make it appeir to the justice,
judge or commisiloner before whom he or they
are tried that he or they are subjectsor citizens
of some other country. In which case he or they
shall be removed from the United States to
such country: provided that In any case where
such other country of which such Chinese per
son shall claim to be a, citizen or subject shall
demand any tax as a condition of the removal
of such person to that country he or she shall
be removed to China.
Sec 3. That any Chinese person or persons ot
Chinese descent arristed under the proTtslona
of this act shall be adjudged to be unlawfully
within the United States, unles such person,
shall establish, by affirmative Droof to the satis
faction of such justice, judge or commissioner,
his lawful right to remain ia the United States.
Sec. i. That any Chinese person, or persons of
Chinese descent, once convicted and udjudzed
to be not lawfully entitled to be orrrmaln ia
the United States, and hiving been once re
moved from the United State- In pursuance of
such conviction who shall be subsequently con
victed for a like offense, shall be imprisoned as
hard labor for a period of not exjecdin six
months and thereafter removed from the Unl tett
Stales, as hereinbefore provided;
IDENTIFIED AT LAST.
T Serialhi Fiend Fully I.lentlfled Ity Mrs.
TyIor, UN Victim.
Houston, Tex., April 2itw The fiend
who so brutally assaulted Mrs. Charles
Taylor in Sedalia. last February in the
presence of her husband has been iden
tified. He is in jail in this city await
insr removal to the penitentiary.
Some time ago a quadroon giving his
name as Charles McMillen was arrestcti
here for burglary and theft. He re
ceived sentences aggregating twelve
years and is. now waiting for his trans
fer to the penitentiary. Misdescription,
answers to the fiend wanted in Sedalia,
Mo., for outraging Mrs. Taylor, and
otlicers tkere were telegraphed these.
A few days ago Mr. Taylor and Detec
tive Kinney came to Houston ami re
turned to Sedalia satisfied that 'McMil
lan was the man wanted. Yesterday
they returned with Mrs. Taylor and she
fully identified McMillan as h assail
ant! Over ISO Coirs and Horses Burned
New York, April 20. Fire started ia
one of the outbuildings of tie Cheshire.
Improvement establishment in Faxk
ville. L. 1 early this morning andspreatl
rapidly to three bigbarns, in which, wero
stabled 230 or more head of cattle and
horses. The barns burned like tinder,
and the engine which, arrived, played
upon them with little or no effect.
Overstreet Stretch of the company and
a lot of the employes worked hard to
save the cows ar.sA horses, but despite
their efforts it is reckoned that 10 or
more perished., Thc total lees is $73v
000; insured -
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