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SENATOR ALLEN. DECLINES
IIo Prefers to Scryo in tlio Banks Whore
Ho Can Do tlio Most Good-Expresses
Gratillcatlon at the Blglt Comuienda-
tion tceorded him , but Must Deelino
J to Stand as Presfdontlal Candidate for
Allen Lenves the I'rosidcntlai Field.
' LINCOLN , April 8.-United States Sen-
'ator ' William V. Allen positively de-
clincs to become a candidate for the
( presidential nomination on the populist -
list ticket. The decision was commu-
nicatcd to Governor Holcomb on March
. 24. 'r1te letter was in reply to a request
quest from the governor for a statement -
ment of the senator's position. A great
many letters have been received by
Senator Allen from influential populist
politicians in other states prior to and
since the letter was written. In consequence -
sequence the letter to the governor has
been held in the hopes that Senator
Allen would reconsider his purpose.
lie has been stoutly urged to do so
f since declining'to Governor 11olco . ub ,
but he absolutely refuses to consider.
Ills letter of declination , is as follows :
Wtslil NGTON ; March 24 , 1896.-Hon.
Silas A. Ilolcolinb , Lincoln , Neb. : My
( Dear Governor-I have just been reading -
ing the very pleasant things said of me
'in connection with the populist nomination -
ation for the presidency , in your recent
interview published in the press dispatches -
patches , for which please except my
thanks. The favorable mention of niy
name with the high office of president
.1 of the United States by the chief ex-
ecutive of my own state , who is himself -
self able and well qualified by education -
tion , temperament and experience to fill
the exalted position , possesses double
value and is truly gratifying.
I I have not been unconscious , for
several months , that a strong sentiment -
ment existed in the populist party
throughout the nation favorable to my
nomination , and I will not disguise
from you that it has given me much
pleasure to know that my services in
the United States senate have been instrumental -
strumental in prompting the use of my
name in that connection. I have also
observed quite an extensive discussion
of the matter in the public press , and I
I have been the recipient of hundreds of
letters asking me if I would be a candidate -
didate for the nomination , or accept it
if tendered me.
fully realizing that ordinarily it is to
be considered indelicate to either accept -
cept or decline a nomination that has
1 not been tendered' still I feel that the
time has come when , in the interest of
the party , I should speak openly and
frankly , as I desire above all things to
promote the interest of the populist
party , and by that means the interest
of my country. Deeply conscious that
it would be a distinguished honor to be
the standard bearer of a great political
1 party , founded upon the principles of
eternal justice and right , a party that
must , in my judgment , soon succeed to
the administration of national
I our gov-
erninent , I nevertheless deem it unwise
t to permit my name to be used as a can-
1 I think every true citizen should , at
this time , consult the interests of the
I country'and not his own personal de-
sire. I do not feel that my experience
has been such as to warrant me in being -
ing a candidate for the nomination , erin
in accepting it if it should be tendered
ate. There are many older and abler
f men in the party than I am , highly well
qualified o make the race , and I feel
confident that I can do the cause greater -
er good by remaining where , I am ,
( fighting in the ranks for success , than
I by accepting the nomination if it should
be tendered. The welfare of the party ,
and , therefore , the welfare of th roun-
rtry , is to be consulted at all times ; principles -
ciples count for everything , and men
for nothing , in our struggle.
Permit me also to say in this connection -
tion that there are personal reasons
why I should not be a candidate ,
among which is the important fact that
I have a family of children whose
education must be looked after at this
time , and who need my personal supervision -
vision more now than they have ever
needed it before , or will ever need it
: again. and I must not permit myself to
imperil their interests for my own pro-
Profoundly grateful to my fellow
citizens of the state and nation fill , the
fiattering mention of my name in connection -
nection with the highest office on
: earth , I sincerely trust that hereafter
attention will not be centered on me ,
but on some gentleman better qualified
to dischargd the duties of the position
in the event of an election , and that
wisdom will characterize the formation -
tion of our platform and the nomination -
tion we may - make. I have the honor
to be , very truly your friend ,
1ti ILLIA3t V. ALLEN.
A Fiendish Outrage.
WASIINGTON , Mo. , April 8.-One of
1 the most horrible crimes ever committed -
mitted in the history of Franklin
county occurred at Mozell , a small
° ' town in the southeastern part of this
t county Saturday night. William
Robinson , a farm hand of tlrit vicinity
, ty criminally assaulted little Bertha
Zumwalt , aged 11 years , whichi came
very near causing her death. Rpbin-
son was arrested and at a preliminary
hearing Pleaded guilty to the charge.
He was taken to Union to jail in default -
, fault of a $5,000 bond to await the
action of the grand jury. Excitement
mans high in the vicinity and no doubt
Robinson will receive the full penalty
of the law.
Election Frauds at Victor.
_ Victon , CoL , April 8.-Many deputy
'I sheriffs arrived here on a special train
from Cripple Creek this mprahig for
V the purpose of arresting voters itIleged
to be illegally registered. The move
is taken in the interest of the citizens'
( Republican ) ticket Tlie deputies
made over forty arrests before daylight -
light , and twenty-two were taken to
Cripple Creek. At 3:30 o'clock James
Doyle , People's candidate for mayor ,
made a speech in which he requested
the crowds on the streets to disperse ,
and they did so. The local officials
' resent any interferenee by the sheriff's
WILL THE PRESIDENT ACT ?
The Joint Cuban Uesolatlons Sent to the
1YASHINGTOAprilt 8-The Senate
concurrent resolutions on the Cuban
question were delivered to Private
Secretary Thurber this morning by
Mr. Platt , one of the executive elrlcs
of the Senate. Later in the day they
will be sent to the State department ,
as the law requires that such resolutions -
tions shall be printed in the book of
laws annually published by the de-
partment. Ordinarily concurrent resolutions -
olutions are not forwarded to the
President , as they do not require his
signature , but these resolutions were
sent to him as the Armenian resolutions -
tions were , because they express the
opinion that he should tendt the offices -
fices of the United States to Sr. in for
the recognition of Cuban independence -
ence and are , therefore , a direction to
him in so far as Congress can direct
the President in such a proceeding.
Secretary Olney went early to the
White house and remained in close
cons'iltation with the President for
some time. This caused the general
circulation of a report that the two
were engaged in the preparation of a
special message to Congress.
Some assert that the President wilt
do nothing at present , at least , tvhilo
others are confident that he will give
effect to the expression of the Senatb
and House by issuing a proclamation
recognizing Cuban belligerency , and
a few declare the conviction that ho
will go the Senate and House one better -
ter and recognize Cuban indepen-
dence. Those who predict non-action
on the executive's part are largely in
the majority. Nearly all who profess
the belief that Mr. Cleveland will be
heard from base their opinion upon a
statement made by Mr. IIitt , chairman -
man of the Foreign Affairs committee ,
during the debate on the resolutions.
When Mr. Hitt was asked as to what
would he the effect of the resolutions
in case the President took no notice
of thEm , he said they would have no
effect , but he averred that he had
every confidence that the President
would not ignore a decided expression
of the American people through their
representatives ; that lie would be
recreant to his trust if he did. It is
argued that Mr. Hitt very likely had
some assurances on which to predicate -
cate his opinion as to the reception
the resolutions would meet at the
The house Committee Favors Revival of
WA91IINGTON , April 8.-The House
committee 'on military affairs to-day
decided to report favorably the following -
ing resolution to bestow the rank of
lieutenant general on General Nelson
A Miles ,
Resolved , etc. , That the grade of
lieutenant , general be and the same is
hereby revived in the army of the
United States in order that when , in
the opinion of the President and Sen-
3te , it shall be deemed proper to acknowledge -
knowledge the distinguished services
) f the major general commanding the
srmy , rendered in the volunteer army
Turing the late civil war and
m command of expeditions against
hostile Indians in the frontier States
vnd Territories , the grade of lieutenant -
tenant general may be specially conferred -
ferred ; provided , however , that when
the said grade of lieutenant general
; hall have once been filled and become -
come vacant , this joint resolution
shall thereafter expire and become of
no effedt ; provided , further , that
nothing in this resolution shall in-
; rease the number of general officers
if the army. "
The vote was 8 to 4 in favor of the
Action of Congress Diminishes Chances
for Cuban Autonomy.
LONDON , April 8.-The Times publishes -
lishes a Madrid dispatch which says :
"The hope that Weyler would obtain
some decided advantage over the
rebels before the final vote of the
American .Congress must now
be abandoned. It is quite certain -
tain the Spanish nation will
unhesitatingly refuse to accept
the United States' dictation , no matter -
ter how far public opinion-favors such
reforms in Cuba as would put an end
to the reuellion. No Spaniard will be
found to venture such an opinion.
Even the Republicans would only ask
for Cuban autonomy in altered cir-
cumstances. It is an open secret that
the Liberal leaders would consent to
such radical reforms as would amount
to autonomy if the United States
abandoned its present pokey. Senor
Castelar would consent to the fullest
concessions provided Spain's sovereign
rights were secured : "
IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT.
. DES MofNEs , April 3.-Patents have
been allowed to Iowa inventors as
follows : To H. Mendenhall and F. B.
Davis , of Audubon , for important improvements -
provements relating to a feed trough
for animals , for which patent No.
339,915 was issued to the said Menden-
hall April 13 , 1886. To J. W. Terman ,
of New Sharon , for a composition for
purifying and preserving butter , sweet
milk , etc. , and destroying bacteria or
other micro organisms therein. Rancid
butter treated therewith and sterilized
thereby is said to be as good and sweet
as fresh butter. Valuable information
about obtaining , valuing and selling
patents sent free to any address.
Printed copies of the drawings and
specifications of any United States
patent sent upon receipt of 25 cents.
Our practice is not restricted to Iowa
and inventors in other states can have
our services on same terms as the
THoMAs G. . & n J. RALPH On vIG ,
Solicitors of Patents.
Fourteen Missouri Democratic Conventions -
tions Stand by White Metal Men.
ST. Louis , Ma , April 5.-Cole , Saline -
line , Macon , Atchison , Linn , Randolph -
dolph , Marion , Carter , Schuyller , Pay-
ette , Calloway , Taney , St. Francois
and Knox County Democratic conven-
tious yesterday chose free silver delegates -
gates to the Sedalia convention , with
instructions to vote for only 16 to 1
delegates to the Chicago convention.
Stone , Bland. Cockrell hnd Vest were
indorsed for delegates-it-large by
many of the conventions I
BIG SUMS SET ASIDE ,
LIBERAL APPROPRIATION FOR
WORKS OF DEFENSE.
A Total of 811,334,000 Authorized for
Gun and Mortar Batteries , Sites for
Fortifications , Sea Walls and Embankments -
ments , Torpedoes for Harbor Defense ,
Etc -Tho Report of Congressman
Halnor of Nebraska.
Millions for Defense.
WASHINGTON , April 11.-The House
committee on appropriations today
reported the bill for fortifications and
other works of defense , for their armament -
mament and for heavy ordnance for
trial and service for the fiscal year
which begins next July. It carries
specific appropriations amounting to
$5,8.42,000 , and in addition authority is
given to the secretary of war to
make contracts for the further cx
penditure of $5,542,000 by the
engineer and ordnance departments ,
malting a total authorized expenditure -
iture of $11,38.4,000. The war department -
ment estimates , on which the bill is
based , amounted to $8,045,600
The report accompanying the bill
made by Mr. Hainer of Nebraska says :
"During the Forty-ninth Congress no
appropriations were made on account
of fortifications , their maintenance or
armament , and for the twelve fiscal
years from 1875 to 1SS6 Inclusive the
appropriation on this account , averaged -
aged only $ & 4050 per annum , and
only 5463,500 per annuitl for the
fourteen years including 19:7 and 1889 ,
for which two fiscal years no specific -
fic appropriations were made. The
bill reported contains appropriations
in continuance of the policy adopted
by the Fiftieth Congress , and by the
Fifty-first , Fifty-second and Fifty-
third Congresses. The appropriations
by said acts for the eight fiscal years
1889-:80u aggregate $22,409,224 , or an
average of $2,811,1' S per annum. "
The principal appropriations in the
present bill are as follows : Gun and
mortar batteries $5,260,000 ; sites for
fortifications 4'50,00 ( , preservation
and repair of fortifications $50,00e , sea
walls and embanlcments $17,975 , torpedoes -
pedoes for harbor defense $100,000 , armament -
mament for fortifications $5,502,673 ,
proving ground , Sandy hook , N. J. ,
$38,0U0 , Watertown , Mass. , arsenal
$13,500 , ordnance and fortifications
DEFENDED HIS RELIGION.
Representative Fltzgctaid attacks the
A. P. A.
WASHINGTON , April l t.-The District
of Columbia appropriation bill , which
was recommitted early in March , after
a protracted fight against appropriations -
tions for private and sectarian char-
itable.institutions , was brought into
the House yesterday , with the specific
appropriations stricken out , and containing -
taining in lieu thereof an appropriation -
tion of a lump sum for charities to be
expended under the direction of the
District commissioners , with tli'e proviso -
vise that no part of the appropriation
should go to institutions in ecclesiastical -
tical or sectarian control. The feature -
ture of the debate was a vigorous attack -
tack on the A. P. A. by Mr. Fitzgerald
( Democrat ) of Massachusetts.
"It has been stated , " said he , "that
members of the A. P. A. organization
never made any opposition to the ap-
priations for these institutions until
the night before , and then they bombarded -
barded the committee room and insisted -
sisted upon the appropriations for
these institutions being stricken out.
"The animus of this organization , "
he proceeded , "is well kliown. Members -
bers of the House have been importuned -
tuned not in the interest of justice ,
of freedom or of a broad spirit of'lib-
erality and Americanism , to oppose
this bill , but because it appropriated
money for Catholic institutions. I
stand upon this floor born and bred a
Roman Catholic , and proud of it , and
I deny the right of any secret , cath-
bound organization to come beforu the
legal representatives of the people
and by its dark , deep , underltaiid
methods , seek to deprive me and the
members of the religion which I profess -
fess of the honest rights and privileges -
leges and dues of American citizen-
SENATOR HILL MODEST.
The New Yorker Declines to Declare
Himself a Presidential Candidate.
NEW YouiL , April 11.-Senator David
C. Hill arrived in town last night
from Washington , accompanied by
Congressman Walsh , who has eome
home to bury his little daughter.
Mr. fill talked : freely on various
subjects , including the Raines law ,
but he would not say whether he
would be a candidate for the presi-
dency. "There are so many candidates -
dates , you know. There is nothing
in the statement that I am to take
charge of the Democratic campaign
in New York State. Nothing has
been done yet , and I can not just now
say when the State convention will
be held. What may happen I can not
foresee , but 1 know nothing of taking
up the management of the party in
this State at present. "
Contest Ciainis Cut Materially.
WASHINGTON , April 11.-House Elections -
tions Committee No. 3 , in pursuance
of its policy of reducing the claims
for expenses in contested eases , has
reached a decision in the case of fifteen -
teen contestants and contestees. The
total amount asked for was $31,95 : ,
and that allowed $17,775. The law
provides for an allowance of $2,000 for
expenses in contested cases , and it is
understood to be the purpose of the
committee to in no case approve of
claims for more than the statutory
SPANISH TEMPER COOLER.
People and Papers Cheered by . uropean
MADRID , April ll.-A better feeling
prevails , especially among the journalists -
nalists and the politicians , because of
the sympathy for Spain displayed by
the press of Europe , and especially of
France. Besides , official telegrams
from the Spanish legation in Washington -
ington assure this government that
President Cleveland will take no action -
tion on the Cuban resolution adopted
by Congress and will not move at all
in the matter until the war in Cuba
takes some decisive-turn.
A FATHER'S CRIME.
Shoots ills Daughter and Her Lover and
IIOUSTON , Tex. , April 11.-At Mliii-
can , Texas , a few minutes after 2
o'clock yesterday morning , John
Brooks shot and killed his daughter ,
Mollie Brooks , seriously wounded her
sweetheart , A. C. Worrels , and then
Worrels and Miss Brooks were lovers
and had made up their minds to marry
in opposition to the wishes of t e
young woman's father. When the
north bound Central train , due
here at 2:02 a. m. , stopped at the
station the young people were there
ready to get aboard and run away.
Worrels helped Miss Brooks upon
the first step of the platform , and just
as she got up her father , who stepped
from the other side of the car , fired
upon her , shooting her through the
right breast , the bullet passing
through her body. She fell backward
into the arms of her lover , with the
words : "Oh , Arthur , father has killed
me , " and immediately expired.
As Worrels bent down to lay her on
the platform , Brooks fired upon him
under the carthe ball passing through
his neck and making a serious and
probably fatal wound.
After the shooting Brooks , who has
been employed at the rock quarry of
Green & Olive , went to the quarry and
tried to borrow a pistol , but could not
get one. He then went to the powder -
der house , secured a box of dynamite
and going away about 100 yards sat
down upon it and applied a match.
A terrific explosion followed , which
tore him to pieces , not enough fragments -
ments being gathered up to fill a cigar
A FAMILY EXTERMINATED.
A Michigan Attorney Ellis Ills Wife ,
Three Children and Dimsolt.
PENTWATEIi , Mich. , April 11-When
neighbors went to the house of IL B.
Minchall , a local insurance agent and
attorney , this morning , they could
not get in. Officers were sent for and
broke in the door. Mrs. llinchall was
found lying on the floor of the sitting
room with a bullet hole in her temple.
Near her was the ( lead body of her
daughter Ruby , about 16 years old.
In the corner of the same room lay
llinchall , an empty revolver clutched
in his hand. He , too , was dead. In
an adjoining bedroom were found the
bodies of George , aged 4 , and his infant -
fant brother. They were in bed together -
gether , and death had evidently come
upon them while they dept.
The motive in Minchall's crime is
still a mystery , but it is expected that
the inquest now in progress will clear
the matter up. Minchall came here
three years ago from Chicago.
FREE COINAGE PLANS.
Silverltes to Dictate Terms In the CM-
WASIIINOTON , April 11. - Senator
Harris , in discussing the free silver
movement , said :
"The committee of which I am
chairman Is in receipt of abundant information -
formation from the various states to
justify my assertion at this time that
the free coinage people will enter the
Chicago convention with a pronounced
majority , such a majority as will dictate -
tate terms from the start. These
terms twill be unchangeable. They
will be free coinage of silver at the
ratio of 16 to 1 , and the candidate
must stand squarely upon the plat-
form. There will be no surrender.
As masters of the field , we shall write
the platform and name the candidate. "
MAYBRICK CASE AGAIN.
Mr. Sherman Objects to Any Action by
the Senate on the Resolution.
WASHINGTCN , April iL-In the Senate -
ate today Mr. Call presented a joint
resolution concerning the imprisonment -
ment of Mrs. Maybrick and requesting
that the President intervene with the
British authorities toward securing
"ghat ought not to be introduced
here , and I move to lay the resolution
on the table , " interposed Mr. Sher-
man. "The Senate of the United
States has no jurisdiction over the
On a viva voce vote Mr. Sherman's
motion appeared to prevail , but Mr.
Call asked for a roll call , and then
began a speech in opposition. Thereupon -
upon Mi. Sherman said that he would
assent to a reference of the resolution
to the judiciary committee , and this
was agreed to.
A NEGRO'S CRIME.
Suicide Committed While Under Pursuit
for Attempted Murder.
LEAVENwonTII , Kan. , April :1.-
George Owenscoloredemployed as stableman -
bleman by an officer at Fort Leaven-
worth , attempted , with probable success -
cess , to murder Cora Boston , a young
colored woman employed at the of-
ficers' mess at the post , on Shawnee
street , a few paces from the police
station , yesterday afternoon at
Owens then ran west on Shawnee
street , with Captain Murphy of the
police force and others in close pur-
suit. While crossing a pasture a half
mile away Owens , being hard pressed ,
cut his throat with the razor he had
used on his sweetheart a few minutes
before , almost decapitating himself.
The negro had sworn to kill Cora
Boston because of jealousy.
MEM1'1IIS , Tenn. , April 11. - The
Tennessee Derby was won here yesterday -
terday by Dr. McLean's brown gelding
Berclair. The day was an ideal one
for racing and the crowd numbered
Ruth Cleveland Has Measles.
WASHINGTON , April 11.-The measles
is running its course in the President's
family. This morning Ruth , the first
born , contracted the disease. Little
Esther is progressing rapidly toward
recovery. So far Baby Marion has
not shown signs of the ailment.
Tanner's nomination Assnreu.
SPP.INGFIELP , Ill. , April 11.-More
than ; ; o delegates already elected to
the Republican State convention have.
been instructed to vote for John 11.
Tanner for governor , or about forty I
more than a majority of the entire
convention _ _ .
g DRENiS R NI R ,
SOME CURRENT ETCHINGS FOR
OUR BOYS ACID GIRLS.
Why Johnnlo Flails Became a Great
Man-A Story for the Little Folks-
Fairy Footsteps-Undeveloped Ideas of
NE DAY , IN
_ - -
- And half a dozen
' " were starting
( r with their
' , pails
To gather berries ,
Johnny's P a ,
In talking with him , said
That ho could tell him how to pick so
he'd come out ahead.
"FIrst find your bush ; said Johnny's
pa , "and- then stick to-it till
You've picked it clean. Let those go
chasing all about who will
In search of better bushes ; but it's
picking tells , my son-
To look at fifty bushes doesn't count
like picking one. "
And Johnny did as he was told : and ,
sure enough , he found
By sticking to his bush while all the
others chased around
In search of better picking , 'twas as
his father said ;
For , while all the others looked , he
worked and soon came out ahead ,
And Johnny recollected this when he
became a man ;
And first of all he laid him out a well-
determined plan :
So , while the brilliant triflers failed ,
with all their brains and push ,
Wise , steady-going Johnny won by
"sticking to his bush. "
A Story for the Little Folks.
One day Donny's mother said to him :
"Your hair is too long , my boy. You
must go to the barber's and have it
Donny was glad for he thought it
would be great fun. He walked into
the barber's store , and when his turn
came the barber lifted him into a high
chair , , in front of which was a looking
Now Donny had never had a really
good look at himself in a glass before ,
so he was very pleased to see the reflection -
tion of his own face , and his first inclination -
clination was to make a funny face at
himself , but the barber looked so cross
that he thought he had better not.
When he went home he ran up to his
mother and said :
"Oh , mamma , I see'd myself in the
glass ! "
"Well , and what did you think of
yourself , Donny ? "
"Why , 1 think I look just like a redheaded -
headed monkey , " replied the boy , and
then , after a moment's pause , he added :
"Mother , dear , I think I should like to
be a barber when I'm a big man. "
"Would you , my child , and why ? "
asked his mother ,
" 'Cause-'cause they have lots of
fun. There was a man lyin' down in a
chair , and the barber painted his face
all over with white paint , and then took
a knife and scraped it off , and I should
love to do that ! "
His mother laughed and told him to
run up into the nursery and play with
his little sister.
Donny found his sister busy with
her dollies , and , after telling her all
about his visit to the barber's , he
"Baby , let's play barber shop. "
"All yite ; said baby ; for she always
did everything her brother told her to.
So Donny climbed up on a chair and
took down from a shelf a little can of
white paint , whidh his big sister used
in painting frames. Then he took the
dollies , one by one , and covered their
faces with the paint. After that he
looked for something with which to
scrape the paint off and found a small
paper knife on the table. He scraped
and scraped , but could not get the paint
off , so he said :
"Never mind , baby ; we'll take 'em
to the barber's when we go out , and
he'll shave them all right"
Baby did not say anything , but she
did not like the way Donny had disfigured -
ured her little dolls.
"Now , baby , " said Donny , "make believe -
lieve you are me coming to have your
hair cut. " And he lifted her on to a
chair and looked all around for nurse's
scissors , which he soon found. He
had just taken one of baby's long golden -
en curls in his hand , ready to cut it
off , when nurse came into the room.
Donny hid behind a large armchair.
"What have you been up to now ? "
said his nurse ; and when she saw what
he had done and how he had spattered
paint over everything , she took him
right down to his mother.
Donny had only dry bread for his
supper that night , and he had to go to
bed an hour earlier , but he never forgot
his first visit to the barber's.
The testimony of educated deaf mutes
regarding some of their ideas before in-
struetion is very interesting. Some fancied -
cied the wind was blown from the
mouth of an unseen being. A number
supposed that rain and lightning were
caused by men in the sky pouring down
water and firing guns. One who had
seen flour falling in a mill thought that
snow was ground from a mill in the
sky. Some thought the stars were candles -
dles or lamps , lighted every evening
by inhabit its of the heavens. Only
one said she had "tried to think" about
the origin of the world and its inhabi-
tants. All had a great terror of death
and being put in the grave ; one had
been haunted by the fear that she
might awake in the grave and be unable -
able to call for help. One thought
death was caused by medicine administered -
tered by the doctor. Deaf mutes have
refused to go to bed when ill from oh- ,
serving that sick persons have taken
to their beds before death. Those who
were taken to church by their parents r
said they had little idea before education -
tion of the purpose of this assembly.
One testified : "I thought that the people -
ple were in the church to worship the
clergyman of the greatest dignity and
splendor. " They had no Idea of any
being more wise and powerful than
man , and no conception of the soul or
of any .spirit whatever.-New York
Sun-Eye anti Moon Eye.
Sun-eye was getting quite sleepy.
He had been wide awake ever since
that lovely Juno
a very early hour of
morning , and it was now getting quite
late in the evening.
Ho had never closed his bright eyes
for a single moment all the time , for no
cloud bad flitted across to give him an
excuse to do so , and so he felt howe
wo id not be sorry when bedtime
"Oh , dear ! " he sighed , as lie shook
himself a little wearily ; "it's very hard
work to shine like this the whole day
long , and never close one's eyes. Really ,
I feel quite worn out , and I'm sure my
rays have been getting paler and paler
with fatigue. It does seem a long day
"The longest ; remarked the Moon
sleepily with her eye shut.
"Ah ! So it is ; eagerly replied the
" that. . Oh ,
Sun ; "I had quite forgotten
well ! it's no use my thinking 'about
going to bed yet awhile if that's the
case ; ' an(1 he opened his glittering
eye still wider , an(1 threw the loveliest
crimson and gold rays all over the sea
They were so brilliant that they quite
roused the little fishes , who were just
preparing to go to sleep , and they all
came to the surface of the palo green
sea and put their heads out to see what
was the matter , and all they saw was
Sun-eye , shining as brightly as if it
were still noon-day.
"At this time of night , too ! " said
one indignantly , as he dived below
"I thought at least it was fireworks , "
And as there were no fireworks they
all went to bed again.
Sun-eye shone his brightest for a little -
tle while longer , but he was so tired
that gradually the big black bank of
cloud , which was his eyelid , closed over
his golden eye , and he was asleep for
Moon-eye woke up then , and beg > i
to look about her-rather sleepily at
first ; but very soon she opened her eye
quite wide and gazed out over the sea ,
whitening the gleaming sails of a tiny
fishing boat , and turning the wings of
a homeward-flying seagull into silver as
bright as her own pretty eye.
She did not wake up the little fishes ,
but all through that lovely summer
night she kept her quiet watch in the
sky , and even the restless little waves
grew tranquil under her soft beams ,
and only crooned their old Mother
Ocean's little soft lullabies in their
And little children who had looked
up and laughed in the Sun's glorious
eye only glanced half shyly at gentle
Moon-eye ; and she laid her pale fingers
on their sleepy eyes , and they too slum-
bered. The little fishes slept the most
soundly of all until Moon-eye went to
bed in the dawn and Sun-eye got up
and sent a shaft of brilliant light right
down into their beds and woke them up
in time for breakfast. - The Watch-
God Bless the Naughty Turk.
It was the hour of our morning family -
ily prayer. The head of the household
was pleading in tones which he could
not keep from trembling , "God bless
and protect our noble missionaries ,
these glorious men and women , many
o ° - them so dear to us personally. Stay
the cruel slaughter of the Armenians
and avenge thy slaughtered saints. "
Little "Goldilocks , " one of our penates ,
not quite 3 years old , listened with
bated breath and eyes not much closed
behind her chubby fists , then , creeping
away from her little chair to her grand-
pa's side , she whispered in his ear ,
'And please say , 'God bless the naughty
Turks , ' then bent her little head and
closed her eyes to join in the prayer
which she knew would follow.
Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage says :
"When I was a boy my mother used to
say to me sometimes : 'DeWitt , you will
be sorry for that when I am gone. '
And I remember just how she looked ,
'sitting there with cap and spectacles ,
and the old Bible in her lap. While we
have our friends with us we may say
unguarded things that wound the feelings -
ings of those to whom we ought to give
nothing but kindness. After a while
some of our friends are taken away
from us , and those of us who are left
say : 'Oh , if we could only get back
those unkind words , those unkind
deeds ; if we could only recall them. '
But you cannot get them back. "
See the white violets ,
Glistening here and there ;
Like a broken string of pearls
They are scattered everywhere.
Don't you think the fairies ,
Trapesing through the snow ,
Have left their dainty slippers
Amid the ferns to grow ?
The Universalist church believes in
hell , in punishment , both here and in
the world to come. There are not ministers -
isters nor theologies enough in all the
world to disguise , to disprove the self-
evident fact that every violated law
will bring its penalty ; that whatsover
a man soweth that shall he also reap ,
-Rev. Albert 'Haxnmott.
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