The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, April 17, 1896, Image 3
REFUSES PROMOTION. SENATOR ALLEN. DECLINES PRESIDENTIAL HONORS. . . 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 Ills Party. 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- didate. 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- motion. 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 I 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 office. - I't. t.I I -S3' _ WILL THE PRESIDENT ACT ? The Joint Cuban Uesolatlons Sent to the Whlte IIonee. 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 White house. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL. The house Committee Favors Revival of the Rank. 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 esolution. SPAIN DEFIANT. 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 Hawkeyes. THoMAs G. . & n J. RALPH On vIG , Solicitors of Patents. SILVERiTES WON. 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 board $100,000. 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- ship. 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 amount , SPANISH TEMPER COOLER. People and Papers Cheered by . uropean Sentiment. 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 Buts Hlmselt. 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 committed suicide. 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 box. 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- cage Convention. 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 her release. "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 subject. " 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 o'clock. - 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. Tennessee Derby. 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 about 9,000. 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 ttio Afflicted. NE DAY , IN huckleberry Flails _ - - - And half a dozen other boys S- - ' " 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. " -St. Nicholas. 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 cut. " 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 glass , 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 said : "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. Uncultivated Ideas. 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 Herald. 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 came. "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 indeed. " "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 and1 sky. 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 again. "I thought at least it was fireworks , " complained another. 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 the night 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 sleep. . 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- man. 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. Gone Forever. 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. " Fairy Footsteps. 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 ? Future Punishment. 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.