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Red Cloud Chief.
Mra. Onsp, aged 50, driving to church,
was suddenly thrown out of the buggy
upon hor head, hroko hor neck nnd Is
dead. She lived bIx nil Ira south ot
Plalnvlow, Neb., and was the wife of a
Alma la to havo an alfalfa meal
factory with ii capacity of twonty-flvo
tons n day. This Is expected to ln
crcaso the local demand for alfalfa to
Mich an extent as to rnlso the valno of
alfalfa land In the vicinity.
Prank Harmon bought a thrco nnd
one-fifth aero Btrlp of land thrco and a
half miles southeast of Fremont from
L. M. Kceno for $042, or $200 an acre,
according to a deed Just, filed In the
office of tho county register.
Reuben Dickinson, near Howolls. In
Colfax county, hnB Just finished har
vesting a, crop of about seventy-live
tons of red clover. Tho llowolls. Jour
nal says: ."Such cuttings of tamo hoy
are becoming quite common in this
section of Nebraska, whero but n few
years ago wo could nevor raise tamo
hay with success. Tho truth Is, them
nro hut fow things that cannot be
talscd In Nebraska."
Tho llttlo two-year-old son of Mr.
nnd Mrs. L. F. Alvls, of Juniata, died
Biiddenly from tho effects of eating
Btrychnlne plllt which had been left
whero tho llttlo fellow could got hold
of them". Tho pills had been prescribed
for Mr. Alvls, who had been In poor
health for some time. When tho child
waa found with tho box It had already
eaten enough to causo terrible ngony,
from which It died within a few min
uted. A weasel or some other small ani
mal secured entrance to the chlckon
coop back of John Hausor's homo on
Military avenue nt Fremont nnd killed
twenty-eight young fowls. Mr. Hnu
ser heard tho disturbance and got up
to see what was causing It. Ho found
tho floor of tho small hen houso al
most covered with tho bodies of tho
oung chickens, some of which woro
of rnro breed and highly valuod by
Two llttlo runaway girls are creating
a sensation ,ln northern Nobraska.
Alva Davis and Eva Jones, aged 12 and
in, stolo away to tho stablo, Fuddled
two ponies, mounted tho animals and
rode away over tho hills from their
homo near Foster, Nob. Officers are
searching for them without avail. They
left homo becauso they were provoked
nt the marriage of a parent of each
to tho parent of tho other. Mr. Davis
married Mrs. Jones, and the girls rodo
John Betnor and Bert Payette, two
former railroad employes, recently ot
Omaha, were arrested at Hasting?, by
Chief of Police Wanscr on tho chnrgo
of theft. Betnor and Payetto had been
in company all day with Q, Church, u
traveling mnn, who had $70 in bills
about his person. Shortly after sep
arated hlmsolf from his supposed
friends ho missed his wallet ot wealth.
Tho police wero notified and Rotncr
nnd Payetto woro placed under arrest.
When Bcarchod only $12.50 was found,
ten ot which was concealed beneath a
. There has been no little excitement
over an elopement and marrlago of n
young man by tho name of Carpenter
nnd tho 13-ycar-old grand-daughter of
Chris Brunswick, a respected cltl7.cn oi
Arapahoe. Tho Carpenters, father,
son and relatives, bavo been old reel
dents of Frontier county. Carpenter
was arrested by Marshal Brlgnor at
Oxford and, together with his girl wife,
taken back for trial, charged with
abduction and perjury. After obtain
ing the possession of his grand
daughter, Mr. BrunBwlck was disposed
to lot the matter drop, but tho father
of the boy swore out a complaint and
alleged that tho whole Carpenter fam
ily was In danger of nssault from
Brunswick, but wlsoly withdrew tho
complaint and surrendered tho girl to
tho custody of -hor grand-parents.
Burglars ransacked tho Cincinnati
hotel at Nebraska City, securing eon
nldcrablo booty. A room occupied by
Samuel Woods was entered nnd n gold
watch valued at $50 waa taken. Tho
robbers secured $20 In cash from an
other room nnd articles of minor vultin
wero secured from Bovoral other rooms
visited. Tho matter was reported to
tho police, but no clue to tho thieves
Mrs. I.ouls "Wlschmeyer of Nebraska
City started down town and hor hus
band suggested thnt she tnko her
pocketbook nlong, for It might not bo
Bnfo in the houso. She took tho pocket
book with her nnd when sho nrrlved
down town sho missed the same. Thcro
wns somo tall rustling for n little time
nnd tho route Bho had gono over was
carefully retraced and every ono nlong
tho route asked about tho missing
pocketbook. When about to give It
up as lost, Mr. Wlschmoyor went home
nnd on ontorlng tho yard found tho
pocketbook laying on top of tho gato
, post whero tho wife had placed It
while sho closed and fastened tho gate
after coming out, but went away nnd
forgot It. Tho pocketbook contained
$125 and would have been a serious
Flro was, discovered In the Imple
ment house of Fred E. Brown, Au
burn, and before tho department ar
rived tho flames destroyed tho build
ing. The stock Is badly damaged, and
the total loss will amount to $3,000.
This is covered by Insurance.
Mrs. Tho8. Johnson, a widow of
Ashland, received a dlspntch that her
youngest Bon had been drowned nt
some point In Missouri. Ho was a
bright, promising lad, fourteen yenrs
old, who with an older brother wbb
working for an uncle at railroad con
struction work. Ho was bathing In
"me stream and lost his life.
AGREE TO FUSION
Nebraska Domocrats Join Hands
GET DOWN TO BUSINESS
DmI of Frrllnff I'rrvnlU During the Can-
iilloii Hliorl, Kmplmtlo
For 'Governor Gcorgo W. Bcrgo,
populist, of Lincoln. ,
For Lleutennnt Governor Dr. A.
TownBcnd, democrat, of Franklin
For Stato Trcnsuror John M. Os
born, populist, of Pawnee county.
Fur Secretary of State R. E.
Watzko, populist, of Richardson
For Auditor J. S. Canaday, popu
list, of Kearney county.
For Attorney General Edgar Wha
lcn, democrnt, of Holt county.
For Land Commissioner A. A.
Worsloy. populist, of Boyd county.
For Superintendent of Public In
structionAlbert Softlcy, populist, of
Chairman P. L. Hnll cnllcd tho dem
ocratic stato convention to order at
tho auditorium, Lincoln, and request
ed that the call be read.
Tho chulrman announced that a
stato central committee would bo se
lected during tho convention. He said
at the March meeting of tho commlt
tco G. L. Loomls was chosen for tem
porary chairman, nnd the action of tho
committee was ratified by tho con
vention. Then Dr. Hall Introduced
Mr. Loomls as "that old democratic
war hone of Dodge."
Mr. Loomls asked for tho selection
of a temporary secretary. On motion
Mr. Corcoran of York county was
made secretary and Messrs. Rtsley and
Bauman wero made assistants.
Tho commtttco on credentials wns
dispensed with nnd tho list of dele
gates prepared by tho secretary was
Tho temporary organization was
A committee of seven on resolutions
was ordered named by the chair. A
commtttco of five on order of business,
to confer with tho populists, with P.
L. Hall an chairman, was suggested in
a motion. Tho motion wna adopted.
The chair named ns the committee
on resolutions, W. II. Thompson of
Hall, R. L. Motcalfo of Omaha, John
J. Sullivan of Plntto, T. J. Doylo of
Lancastor, L. J. Ludl of Saunders, R.
8. Oberfoldor of Cheyenne and Honry
Goring ot Cass.
Tho committee on conference was
named as follows: P. L. Hall of Lan
caster, H. H. Hanks of Otoe, M. J.
Holland of Harlan. J. F. Harrington
ot Holt and M. J. Boubo ot Butler.
It was 0:10 p. m. when Chairman
LoomlB called .the convention to or
der. He Bald tho resolutions commit
tee would bo ready to report. Ho
naked that tho senatorial districts se
lect their candidates far presidential
John A. Lynch of Lynch waa nomi
nated by Mahoney of Greeley; then
followed n lull tn tho nominations.
R. O. Adams of Hall county was placed
beforo tho convention. On motion
these two wero named by tho conven
tion by acclamation.
Then tho names selected by tho con
gressional districts for presidential
elector were read and tho conven
tion approved. The full list of doctors
1b as follows:
First R. II. Franz of Union, Casa
Second Joseph A. Connor of Oma
ha. Douglas county.
Third Thomas Ashford, Jr., of Ho
mor, Dakota county.
Fourth S. M. Bailey, Falrbury, Jef
Fifth Patrick Walsh, McCook, Red
Sixth J. N. Tufts, Farnam, Dawson
At Large John A. Lync.h of Lynch,
R. O. Adams of Grand Island.
Tho state contral committee was cm
powered to fill all vacancies on tho
Edgar Howard was called for. He
said in tho Interest of harmony a re
cess of thirty minutes should bo tnkon.
A recess of thirty minutes was taken.
W. II. Thompson, for tho committee
on resolutions, read tho following sug
gested ns tho democratic stato plat
form, tho first sontenco eliciting much
applauso, whllo somo applnuso fol
lowed the naming of tho democratic
nominee for president:
"Wo, tho domocrats of Nebraska, in
stato convention nssomblcd, hereby ro-
nfllrm tho principles of domocracy ns
asserted and dofonded by Jofferson.
Jackson and Bryan, and npprovo tho
platform adopted by tho democratic
national convention nt St. Louis. Wo
pledgo our hearty supnnrt to Alton B.
Parker and Henry G. Dnvls, tho nomi
nee? of tho convention.
"Wo point with prldo to tho splen
did record mndo by our distinguished
follow citizen. W. J. Brynn, and take
this opportunity of again expressing
out profound appreciation of his stead
fast dovotlon to democratic principles.
"Wo denounce tho republican Btato
administration for Its subserviency to
railroad and other corporation Influ
ences, for Its extravagance in public
expenditures, Us carelessness In the
Reward Cntmtr to Vote Bond.
At a meeting of the board ot county
supervisors hold in Soward, Nob., it
was decided to submit to tho votors
of Sownrd county at the general elec
tion November 8, a proposition to ls
buo bonds in tho sum ot $100,000 for
tho purpose of erecting a court houso
and Jail, Tho bonds are to be dated
January 1, 1904, payable to bearer and
to run eleven years, bearing Interest
not to exceed 4 per cent, with interest
payable semi-annually tn July and
Jonuarv each succeeding year.
management of state institutions nnd
Itn utttor disregard of the public Inter
ests. "Wo promtflo a careful and econom
ical administration of tho stato's busi
ness to tho end that tho people may
obtain tho best posslblo results at tho
smallest possible expenditure of
"Wo promlso that the nominees ot
this convention will not, if elected, ac
cept nt tho hands of any corporation
favorfl In any form, and that tho ac
ceptance of nny such favors by any
appolntco under those nominees shall
result In his lmmcdlato discharge.
"Wo favor tho enactment of a law
that will effectually prohibit lobbying
In tho stato legislature, In countr
boards or In town or city councils.
Tho ponalty for tho violation of such a
law should bo Imprisonment in the
penltontlnry. Representatives of cor
porations nnd of other Interests should
bo henrd beforo tho regular committees
of legislature, county board, or town
or city council, or before tho open ses
sion of tho main body.
"Wo promlso tho repeal of the Rnm
Bey olovntor law and tho enactmont
In itn place of tho Brady nlovator bill,
a measure framed In tho public Inter
est and dofeated by tho republican leg
islature at tho behest of the elevator
"Wo favor the enactment of n otat
uto abollBhlng the fellow ccrvnnt law.
"Wo bollovo In the dignity of humnn
labor and cordially commend lnbor's
effort to benefit itself by wise nnd con
servative orgnnlaztlon. We npprovo
of labor'fl efforts to enact Into law tho
eight hour day and anti-Injunction
bills throttled by the republican con
gress. "Tho prompt repeal of the present
iniquitous rovenue law la demanded
nnd tho enactment In lieu thereof of
a law In strict accordance with our
constitution levying a tax by valuation
so that ovcry person nnd corporation
shall pay n tax In proportion to thn
vnluo of his. hor or Its property nnd
franchises. In determining the vnluo
of railroads and all other public fran
chlsod corporations, whether ntnte or
municipal, the rules of the supremo
court should bo adopted, namely, tho
sum of their debts represented by
bonds and floating Indebtedness should
ho added to tho market value of their
"We charge tho present revenue law
wns enacted to distract public atten
tion from tho ruthless extravagance
resulting In more than $2,000,000 Btato
Indebtedness contracted In violation of
tho constitution and by subterfuge
raising tho limit of levy thnt tho pco
plo might bo further plundered.
,"Wo nBBort that an economic, and
honest administration of Btnte govern
ment would leavo our state free from
debt and decrease tn taxation.
"Wo recognize In tho life nnd works
of tho Immortnl Lincoln an exemplifi
cation of tho true spirit and lofty pur
pose of tho public and believe there
should bo erected a monument in our
capital city honored by hlB name and
denounced as unpatriotic the effort of
our present, chief executive to thwart
thla laudable purpose.
"Wo invite all voters, regardless of
party affiliations, to aid us in rescuing
our fair state from tho blighting ef
fect of republican misrule."
Mr. Thompson moved that tho reso
lutions be adopted. Such action was
Mr. Bryan addressed tho chair. He
was greeted ob tho gentleman from
tho United States. Ho Introduced tho
following resolution, which was adopt
od: "Wo miss from this convention tho
presonco of one of Nebraska's most
loyal democrats of Plattsmouth. a del
egate to tho late national convention,
Mr. Frank J. Morgan, of Plattsmouth.
Wo extend to him In his hour of af
fliction our nlncerest Bvmpathy and
wish him n return to health and to the
T. S. Allen was elected chairman of
the stato central committee by accla
mation after Chairman Loomls had
paid a compliment to tho work done
by Dr. Hall.
Appreciation of tho services to the
party of Dr. Hall was shown by a ris
ing vote In which every delegnto arose
to his feet.
Phil Kohl of Wayne wa nominated
for secretary of the Btato committee
and waa named by acclamation.
The convention thon accepted the
popullRt division of office resolution.
Mr. Bryan was added to the commit
tee on rules, wh'.ch was really tho con
ference committee. Ho was asked to
confer at once with the populists.
The roll call on governor refiultcd:
Berge, 598: Westover. 50; Holcomb,
35; Sutherland. 3G: Stork. Gfi; Horn
tngton, 70; Allen, 5; Barry. 5; Boyd.
12; totnl. votes enst. 87S. Berge was
declared to havo a majority.
Tho announcement of the vote was
received with cheers. The nomination
of Borgo wns made unnnlmoim.
Douglas county presented the namo
of Edgar Howard of Plntto county for
nontenant governor. It was moved
that nominations be closed and tho
choice bo roado by acclamation.
Mr. Howard firmly declined tho nom
ination. The convention refused to norept his
withdrawal until requested to by Mr.
Bryan, and then the place was ten
dered to Dr. A. Woodward of Franklin
county, a prominent citizen, who ac
cented. R. 13. Waltzko of Humboldt. Richard
son county, received the majority of
tho votes cast for secretary of state
and wns declared tho nominee.
Edward Whnlcn of O'Neill, nomi
nated by J. S. Harrington for attorney
gonornl, was chosen bv acclamation.
A commlttco to notify the populists
of their action was appointed and tho
nig Crop In Woeit Hirer Vetlfjr.
The elevator men in tho Wood river
valley aro bustling Just now In order
to got their storage rooms in ahnpe to
rocolve tho mammoth crop which ia
being threshod out. It is estimated
that the largest crop In the history of
Custer county will be marketed be
tween this and crop time next year.
It la also prophesied that the one train
to Callaway each day will not be suf
ficient to move the grain along .the
K, ft B. H. line.
THEY DKAW THE LINE
DEMOCRATS MAKE THE MAIN IS
By Declaring In Their Platform That
"Protection Is Robbery," They De
clare Anew That They Are Wedded
to the Doctrine of Free Trade.
Tho Democratic party In nntlonnl
convention haa declared that "protec
tion Ib robbery of tho mnny to enrich
tho few." Tho Republican pnrty In
national convention hns declared Its
belief In nnd support of protection, as
essential to the prosperity of the
Practically all of the Issues men
tioned In the plntforms of the great
parties this year will havo llttlo con
sideration In the campaign except this
squarely drawn lino of dlffcronco be
tween them on this elementary prin
ciple In tho economic policy of tho
American republic. It will be useless
for tho lenders of tho Democratic par
ty to attempt to make an Ibkuo over
alleged violations of principles of tho
United States Constitution by Presi
dent Roosevelt and his pnrty, when It
Is a fact perfectly apparent to all
thoughtful American citizens that tho
complaints made by tho Democrats In
respect to these alleged Issues have no
real foundation. In an nttempt to get
away from the overpowering Influence
of sweeping defeat In two great na
tional campaigns on tho lssuo of tho
monetary standard, the Democratic
party, through Its delegates, In nation
al convention nsscmbletl, has, by elect
ing to maintain absolute silence on
tho subject of the money question,
sought to eliminate that question from
among the Issues to be discussed dur
ing the campaign. With so many still
unsettled problems Intimately associ
ated with tho financial system, such
ns nattonnl banks of Issue, and pro
visions for increasing the monetary
supply, it seems incredible thnt n par
ty which casts six and n hnlf million
votes In a national campaign only four
years ago, while declaring against tho
single gold standard, should so far
admit defeat on that question as to
desire that there shall be no further
discussion of It. But whether the pnr
ty shall be successful in this nttempt
to evade an Issue which Its leaders
torccd upon the country during two
natlonnl campaigns, remains to bo
seen. At this time, when there Is dis
cussion of tho question whether tho
tariff law of the United States shall
bo revised, and when thnt revision
shall be made, It certainly becomes n
paramount Issue In the campaign when
tho two pnrtles are lined up with for
mnl declarations, the Republican party
for, and the Domocratlc party against,
the doctrine of protection.
In its course upon the money ques
tion, the Democratic party in national
convention, at different times during
the past fifteen years, has made decla
rations, positive and unequivocal at
ono time, to bo followed by evasion,
equivocation and Bllencc at other
times. The party has heretofore de
clared that the principle of protection,
which has been the fundamental prin
ciple underlying every tariff act since
tho first tariff law was signed by
Gcorgo Washington, is on unconstitu
tional principle, nnd directly hostile
to the basic law of tho republic. Jn
Its platform declaration this year tho
Democratic party does not say that
protection Is unconstitutional, but vio
lently assails It as robbery. Surely,
It would seem that n principle of gov
ernment, or of taxation, that Is sub
ject to denunciation ns severo as
would bo applied to a criminal offenso
consisting of one person violently tak
ing the property of another, must not
only bo unconstitutional, but de
serves to be uprooted from tho law of
tho land without tho slightest hesita
tion. The Republican pnrty .declared In
Its platform nt Chicago its faith in and
support of protection as essential to
tho prosperity of tho Amerlcnn people.
The Republican party In that platform
recognized the present public discus
sion of tariff revision to the extent of
saying that changes in tho tariff
should be made whenever the good
to be derived from such action would
not bo overbalanced by the evils which
might flow from the agitation Inci
dent to such changes. What wan moro
Important In connection with tho tar
iff Issue of tho time wns the formal
declaration In tho Republican plat
form that when chnnges In tho tariff
are mndo tho work should bo Intrust
ed to the friends of protection, not to
tho enemies of protection. It Is tho
belief of protectionists that the ex
perience of the American peoplo un
der tho revision of the tariff mndo by
tho Domocratlc party In 1894, which
wns nttended by great Industrial dis
asterthe closing of mills nnd facto
ries, nnd tho throwing of thousands
of men out of employment, nnd caus
ing widespread loss to American
worklngmen in reduction of wages, ns
well as In loss of employment war
rants them In saying that when tho
tariff is to bo revised It should not
be revised by tho Democratic party.
That tho Republican party will read
Just tho tariff when it is necessary,
and do it upon protection lines, Is
demonstrated by tho experience of
Tho Republican party has never hes
itated to undertake readjustment
when, In Its judgment, changes In tho
tariff schedules wero necessary or de
sirable. Tho Republican pnrty, In
May, 18C0, Introduced whnt is known
aa tho Morrill tariff bill as a purely
protective measure, and H was passed
ten months later and signed by Pres
ident Buchanan two days beforo tho
Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. As
a check upon foreign importations nnd
the outward flow of gold to pay for
tbem, as a stimulus to domestic pro
duction, and aa a producer of revenno
to defray tho expenses of tho War of
tho Rebellion, the first tariff law
passed by the Republican pnrty proved
Itself of Incalculable benefit to the
Tho republican pnrty readjusted
tho tariff downward In 1872, and ngalt
In 1883, for the purpose of correcting
Eomo Inequalities. Tho results of these
downward readjustments wero far
Tho Republican party readjusted
tho tariff upward In 1890, nnd In con
sequence tho country entered upon a
new orn of prosperity.
Once more, In 1897, tho Republican
pny readjusted tho tariff upward, In
order to correct tho gross Inequalities
and disaster-producing features of the
Domocratlc tariff readjustment ot
1894, and forthwith followed a period
ot prosperity far exceeding anything
previously known In the world's hte
Through nil thoso years of tnrlff ro
vision and modification the position
of tho Republican party haa consist
ently been In favor of a tariff law em
bodying the cRsentlnl principles of pro
tection. Through all thoso years tho
Democratic party has opposed protec
tion, nnd In tho only period of Demo
cratic control In all branches of tho
Federal government thnt party re
vised the tariff upon lines that Ig
nored as far as possible tho prlnci
pies of protection. Hero Is presented,
therefore, In n few words, the records
of tho two parties during the pnst for
ty years. Tho Republican pnrty has
revised and modified tho tariff when
such action waa necessary cither to
Increase tho Federal revenues or to
correct Inequalities of tho law. The
Democratic party, when entrusted
with power, revised tho tariff upon
non-protection lines, nnd In tho sched
ules of tho law which It passed re
fused protection to some of tho most
lmportnnt industries In the United
States the factory, tho mine and the
form. In every Instance when the
Republican party made a tariff law
the Industries of tho country were
quickened Into new life, capital found
ready Investment and worklngmen re
ceived Increased opportunities for em
ployment at Increased and Increasing
wages. When tho Democratic tnrlff
act of 1894 was passed It was followed
by greater competition from tho prod
ucts of foreign lands, with tho result
that domestic Industries were crip
pled and a million worklngmen In
this country were either thrown out
of employment or their wages were
Admitting for the purpose of argu
ment that the time may come when
tho tariff law of the United States
should be modified In order thnt any
Inequalities It contains may be cor
rected, and Its schedules made to con
form to altered conditions, tho ques
tion which will confront every voter
In tho coming campaign is whether
such changes In the tariff shall bo
mado by the Republican party, the
friend and supporter of protection, or
by the Democratic party, which op
poses protection and declares It to be
It would seem from this statement
of the situation, which is nn accurate
statement, borne out by tho facts of
history and tho experiences of men in
this country during very recent years,
that the efforts of tho Democratic par
ty in its national platform to meet
the tariff issue with tho plain declar
ation that "protection is robbery,'
and at tho same time attempt to sugar
coat thoso powerful and significant
words with the suggestion that tho
tariff be "gradually" reduced, togeth
er with tho for-rovenue-only stipu
lation that "tho tariff bo limited to tho
needs of tho government," cannot but
bo regarded by thoughtful peoplo
everywhere as a -covert attempt of
tho party to mislead the people into
striking a blow at protection under
tho claim that the blow will not be
permitted to do harm.
Tho effort of tho Democrats to dis
guise their purpose In assaulting pro
tection will not bo successful. The
American people nro In favor of pro
tection. They will not entrust the
making of a tariff law to a political
party that Is opposed to protection.
As well might tho American people
have Invited Mr. Bryan In 189C or In
1900 to make and execute a law estab
lshlng the gold standard as to invito
the Domocratlc party under Judge
Parker, on a platfoyn that declares
"protection to bo roboery," to make a
tariff Inw that shall protect American
Industries and Amerlcnn labor.
In ono scntenco denouncing protec
tion as robbery, nlmoat tho next
phrnso of tho Democratic plntform
guarantees tho "gradual revision" of
tho existing protective tariff! What's
that? Protection a robbery that is to
bo corrected "gradually?" It Is as
though a thief caught red handed
stood In tho prisoners' dock to be thus
nddresscd by tho judge:
"I find you, sir, convicted of picking
pockets. Tho sentence of this court it
that you gradually revlso your thiev
ish (vopenslty, ami that you diminish
the number of pockets picked from
day to day and from week to week,
until finally you will cease altogether
to pick pockets. You may go."
If It bo truo that "protection is rob
Very," then thero should bo nothing
'gradual" about suppressing tho fel
onious policy. It ought to bo Instantly
stopped. If It be not truo, ns every
person of common intelligence knows
tt is not; but if protection Is, on tho
contrary, a system und a policy under
which millions ot homes havo been
mado happlor and our country haB
gained tho foremost placo among nil
tho nations of tho world, then tho
Democratic party should bo held un
worthy of confldenco nnd unfit to
undertake tho management of natlonaV
affairs. And that is what is going tt
ITS GLOIUES ENDED
FAMOUS NEW YORK HOlfrrELi
FORCED TO CLOSE.
Old Morton House, Where Statesmen,
Politicians, Actors, Professional and
Business Men Were Wont to Gather,
la No More,
Subways and tunnels, which are ro
ported to havo proved blessings for
Boston hotels, huvo been tho niln ot
tho Morton houso, ono of New York's
oldest hotelB, and nt ono time ono ot
tho city's boat paying properties. Tho
houso has gone Into a recelvcr'3 hands,
the employes havo scattered and tho
man who rnn tho hotel until the tin.
dcgroimd routo of travel rnn them nnd
Iho hostelry under tho ground, too,
hay that no hotel man will tackle tho
)ob of running the old houso when so
many now ones aro going up.
Nugent & Jackson, who ran the ho
tel until forced Into bankruptcy, sny
tho tunnel ruined them. With tho
bltistlng und tho dirt coming hi
through tho windows for tho past threo
years they couldn't keep their patrons.
Things went from bad to worse, nnd
tho hotel for which Grovcr Cleveland
hnd onco signed nn application for a
liquor Hcenso and whero Jnmes G.
Blaine and other famous men could
nlways be found when In town, Is now
hardly n memory.
The furnishings of tho hotel woro
sold at a receiver's sale a few days
ag;o. Tho night beforo tho salu thero
was a wnko at tho old house. Somo
of the old-time patrons of tho houso
wero there nnd had things to eat and
drink. Tho gathering wns called to
clean out tho food supply, but the par
ty was far from cheerful. Every ono
felt that It was a solemn occasion, this
parting with an old stand-by.
James Morton became tho manager
of tho hotel In 'C8. The nnmo of tho
house was then changed to that ot
Morton was a congenial mnn and
very popular. His houso became tho
stopping place of all tho men of note.
Choster A. Arthur wns often there.
Tho lato James G. Blaine could bo
found there, too, when In town. Les
ter Wallack was thon In tho height ot
his glory and Shed Shook nnd A. M.
Palmer were enjoying theirs. Every
body of nny conscqticnco went to tho
Morton house. Politicians, profes
sional men and actors rubbed elbows
at tho bar.
When Morton took chnrgo he, ot
course, hnd to havo a license to sell
liquor. Tho city had Its own excise
bureau then and thero was little for
mality about obtaining a license. AH
that was necessary wns for the appli
cant to notify tho exclso board that ho
wanted a Hcenso and they sent a no
tary to him to swear to the applica
tion. It wns necessary' to havo two
witnesses as a sort of recommenda
tion, but that was all.
When tho notary appeared Morton
failed to havo his two witnesses on
hand to sign tho nppllcatlon. In
tact, ho didn't know tho witnesses
were needed and ho expressed somo
surprise. His remark was overheard
by a heavily built mnn who happened
to come into his ofllce.
"What's tho matter, Jim?" said tho
"Why, I want a witness to this doc
ument," said Morton.
"I'll sign It," said tho newcomer.
He grabbed a pen nnd nfflxed tho
name "Grover Cleveland." Mr. Cleve
land was then mayor of Buffalo and
n patron of tho old hotel as well as a
friend ot Its mnnager.
The leaves were blowing red nnd brown
Heneath tho beech treeH bare,
Wht-n the Dark Maid came to our town
With gold pins In her hair.
Her eyes were like n forest pool,
Her lips they wen; so sweet,
Hvery man put aside his tool.
To watch her down tho street.
The leaves were blowing yellow nna
Tn the waning of tho moon,
When the Dark M;d camo along tho
With silver-buckled shoon.
Iter mantle fell like folds of mist,
That rift nnd Hhlft and change;
Was never wandering" lutanlst
That played a ttmo so strange.
Tho leaves wero blowing crimson and
grid. . ,
Tht- wind was like n sigh
That sobs ncrosn n ferny wold
Btfoie the raindrops lly.
And none beheld her. whence sho camo
Or knew the way she went,
Our hearts bdng sllned to smouldering
Of temlercst discontent.
The leaves were Wowing nsh nnd dun
Athwart the. edge of night,
When tho Dark Maid toward tho nottlus
Sang herself out of sight.
And every man. from marvel roused.
Took up his toll again:
How should that fairy J((y ho housed
In homes of mortal nu-n?
Bat still ngalnst a pinging wind
In dreams we follow her . . .
Tho Dark Maid never looks behind,
That plays the dulcimer.
May Uyron In Tho Spectator.
The Summer Resort Widow.
"Tho widow," Bald I. W. Read of
Nashville, "furnishes tho most de
lightful study to tho observer of tho
tricks and manors of human beings.
"Ono summer," ho continued. In a
ruminating manner, "I was spending
some time at Whlto Sulphur Springs,
Va. I only tell thla aa an Illustration
of tho acumen and lntolllgonco of tho
genua widow nnd ono afternoon a
handBomo young womnn nnd hor llttlo
8lx-year-old son sat near mo on tho
veranda. Tho little follow trotted up
to mo and I patted him on&tho head.
"'What's your name?' ho asked.
"I told him.
"'Is you married?' he lisped.
"No, I'm not,' I replied.
"Then tbw child paused a moment
and turning to his mother, said:
" 'Mnmms, whatelso did you toll mo
to ask hlnr " Lb'ulBVJHe Herald.
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