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CHAPTER XI. ( Continued. )
"You must not give mo false hopes
Bridget , " she said gravely. "Yoi
Icnow at the time of Mrs. Lindon'i
death you , among others , never doubt
ed the legality oC the will. "
"I can't express myself well
ma'am , " said Bridget Ransom ; "bul
if I tell my story my own way perhaps
you'll understand. When you and Mr ,
Dynevor engaged me as nurse to Miss
Kitty you made one stipulation thai
I was not to be talking continually ol
Mrs. Lindon. You said the subject
was a very painful one , and you did
not want to discuss it. "
"We both felt It a mistake to dwell
on it , " agreed Mrsynevor. .
"And so I never told you what my
poor lady suffered , " returned Bridget
"Care for her ? Eustace Linden cared
for no one but himself and the baby.
He was so jealous of his wife's affec
tion for her firstborn that as soon as
his own child was born he sent little
Miss Lillian away to the country- She
was brought up in a French peasant's
cottage , and the parting almost broke
her mother's heart"
"But , Bridget , " persisted Mrs. Dyne
vor , "why tell me all this now ? It
Is too late to help either my poor sis
ter-in-law or her child. "
"Please hear me out , " said Mrs.
Ransom. "I might have written home ,
and told you and Miss Lillian's uncle ,
only Mrs. Linden begged me not. The
fact was her husband hated Miss Lil
lian , and she thought the poor child
happier anywhere away from him. "
"Did he care for his own child ? "
"Yes ; but she was a sickly little
thing , and with none of her mother's
beauty. She had an English nurse
rather a flighty young woman , whom
my mistress hated. When Mr. Linden
suddenly declared they couldn't afford
to keep me and Julia , she begged and
prayed for him to let me be the one
to stay , and I humbled myself to ask
him , too. I said I'd do all my own
work and look after the child as well ;
but it was of no use. I went , Julia
Mrs. Dynevor could not see the
thread of these recollections , but she
"A year or two after I left yojii ,
ma'am , I met Julia again. She wasn't
in service then , but she seemed to have
plenty of money , and she told me Mr.
Linden allowed her 50 pounds a year
Cor the sake of all she had done for
"I thought it was the most generous
thing I'd ever heard of him ; but I
didn't come all this way to tell you of
this. I'm a widow now , and I've a
nice little lodging house at Brighton.
I took a partner lately , and she turns
out to have been housekeeper to Mr.
Linden for ten years ; and , Mrs. Dyn
ever , she says the woman he has mar
ried is the Julia who was fellow-serv
ant with me in France.
Mrs. Dynevor looked bewildered.
"Now , with all his faults , he was a
gentleman , " went on Mrs. Ransom ,
"and Julia Maunders was a common ,
uneducated woman , who could never
be companion to him. Mrs. Markham ,
my partner , told me she had actually
been in his house as attendant to his
daughter , that she gave way to drink ,
and , when not quite herself , actually
struck Miss Lindon. Now , ma'am , a
gentleman doesn't marry a vulgar , un
educated woman of forty , who , besides ,
is given to drink , without some rea
son. Mrs. Markham and I have talk
ed the matter over and over again ,
and we believe there's something
wrong aboutthe * will , and Julia knew
At that moment Harold Dynevor
came in. He would have gone away
on seeing his mother Avas not alone ;
but she detained him , and in a few
words gave him the heads of Mrs.
"I can't see how the will could be
a fraud , " he answered , "and yet every
thing points to it Linden dismissing
the attendant who was true to his
wife , and keeping the one who could
be bribed , points to fraud ; but , mother ,
I don't see what we are to do. "
Neither did Mrs. Dynevor ; but their
visitor now proceeded to relate the
best part of her story.
"Mrs. Markham told me a good deal
of her young lady , Beryl Linden , and
I'm ready to swear she is not the child
I left in Julia's care when I was sent
away. There must be plenty of people
left in the French village who remem
ber little Beryl. She was so puny and
backward for a long time the doctor
feared she was an idiot. She had
light hair , almost white and perfectly
straight , and big , watery blue eyes
the sort of eyes you see oftenest in
idiots. At Uiree years old she could
hardly walk. No one but her father
could see anything to admire in her.
"According to Mrs. Markham , Beryl
Linden has very dark eyes , blue-grey ,
and almost black lashes , and curly
brown hair. I can't think even fifteen
years would make such a change. "
Mrs. Dynevor looked from her son
to Mrs. Ransom.
"I am sure you both see something
some explanation ; but I cannot"
"Mother , " said Harold hoarsely ,
"forgive me ! I have kept a secret
from you. The girl you know as Beryl
Lendon is really Aunt Nina's daugh
ter. She came to Easthill to escape
from her father and his second wife.
An accident gave me the key to her
secret She wanted never to come
here again because she was our ene
my's daughter ; but I told her 'we
would be content to think of her onlj
as her mother's child. "
"She is Nina's image , " breathet
Mrs. Dynevor ; "but even then "
"I have no proof , " said Harold , "an ]
more than Mrs. Ransom ; but I believe
we both think the same , and to me ii
Is a strong conviction. I believe thai
when he saw his own child's stat (
was hopeless , Linden conceived a des
perate scheme. He would send awaj
the only person likely to betray him
he would bribe the nurse into silence
his wife was so ill a few months would
end ner life , and she would nevei
know his deception. As soon as Brid
get left we know he removed his fam
ily to another part of France. With
in a month we heard of Lillian's
death ; but I believe the child buried
as Uncle Frank's daughter was reallj
Beryl Lindon. "
"You mean he changed the chil
dren ? "
"But it would be impossible ! How
could he pass off a child of'seven for
a baby of three ? "
"We don't know that he did. He
placed the little girl in the care of a
country doctor some time after her
mother's1 death ; but there is no tell
ing what age he gave her. Mother ,
don't you see this explains so much ?
Aunt Nina never guessed his hateful
plot. She died believing it was her
own child , Lillian Dynevor , who would
grow up heiress of the Manor. She
could have had very little to leave ,
that little she naturally bequeathed to
her husband. The phrase 'all my real
and personal property' was no doubt
his choice. If Lillian had been alive
he would have inherited only a little
ready money , in spite of that high-
sounding phrase ; with Lillian dead ,
he took everything. "
"It would be the blackest sin I ever
heard of ! " breathed Mrs. Dynevor.
Bridget Ransom nodded her head.
"But he did it , ma'am. Why you've
only to ask his housekeeper , or the
young lady herself , to hear he had no
love or affection for the poor girl he
called his daughter. He treated her
with open indifference , if not neglect.
Now the little child I left in France
he simply worshipped ! "
"Mother , " said Harold , "here come
the girls. You won't let Beryl think
she is less welcome because you know
her secret ? "
Beryl and Kitty looked from one to
the other of the little group , bewil
dered. It was Mrs. Dynevor who
spoke , and to Beryl.
"My dear , " she said gently , "Mrs.
Ransom has come here chiefly to see
you. She has heard a great deal of
you from a Mrs. Markham , and so I
liave learned your real name and the
link between us. "
"And can you forgive me for being
my father's daughter ? "
"Your father , unless we all mistake ,
was my brother-in-law , Frank Dyne
vor. My dear , Mrs. Ransom lived with
your mother for years. She is ready
to swear that you are not and cannot
be , Beryl Linden ; we think you are
my niece , Lillian. "
"She is her mother's image , " said
Mrs. Ransom ; "and , though it is not
a compliment to say so , she looks
older than eighteen. Twenty-two at
Christmas would be Miss Lillian's
The girl who had so long thought
herself Beryl Linden burst into tears.
"Then it Was- not a dream that I
had played in the deserted nursery
at the Manor , that I had had a frock
like the one in the picture , and 'Pet'
was my own name after all ! "
Mrs. Ransom accepted the hospital
ity of Uplands for the night , and a
: elegram to Marten brought Mr. Proc-
; or to the farm before the family had
"I should play a game of bluff , " he
counselled , "and tell Mr. Linden you
have discovered his fraud. Most prob
ably he'll give in and confess every-
: hing ; otherwise , you'll have to go
first to Ponts-netifs , and see the decor -
; or who attended the real Beryl Linden
don ; then on to St. Jacent , where she
is reported to have died , and get a
description of the child buried in her
name. If the two gentlemen are still
practicing in the same townships the
; ask would be easy enough ; if they
have moved on , and have to be traced ,
t might take a long time ; therefore ,
as I say , I advise a game of bluff. "
Mrs. Tanner's supposed letter had
come by that morning's post ; but that
also brought another from the gentle
widow herself , saying she was per
suaded to prolong her stay another
week. Mrs. Dynevor would , she knew ,
be pleased to keep Miss Linden , so
she hoped the change of plan would
be agreeable to every one.
"Depend upon it , " said Harold , "the
second letter came from Mrs. Wilmot ,
and was written at Mr. Linden's re
quest. He must have caught a glimpse
of you yesterday at the Manor , and
his is a ruse to get you into his
"Must I go ? " she asked anxiously.
"No , " said Mr. Proctor ; "but Har
old Dynevor , who isy I believe , your
next-of-kin , will keep the appointment
at Woodlands in your stead. I shall
accompany him as his legal adviser ,
and Mrs. Ransom v/ill come , too , to
speak to her recollections of the real
Beryl Linden , "
Mr. London had waited a good' ten
minutes when the bell atWoodlands ,
rang loudly. Another moment and he
was confronted by the man he most
feared and disliked , and the woman
he recognized as his wife's devoted
"So you are 'Mrs. Tanner , ' and the
note asking her governess to return
was a forgery ? " said Mr. Proctor.
"Sir , " said Linden haughtily , " ]
deny your right to interfere In my do
mestic concerns. I have come to East-
hill to find my daughter , and remove
her from the society of my enemies ! "
Then Mr. Proctor spoke. He was
so positive of Harold's suspicions be
ing correct he felt justified in assum
ing facts. .
"Your daughter is not in England ,
Mr. Linden , " he said curtly. "We
have recently discovered your fraud.
She is burled at St. Jacent in Brit
tany , under the name o'f her half-
sister. Lillian Dynevor is still alive ,
and the lawful owner of all you have
so long usurped. As she came of age
last December , you cannot even claim
the role of her guardian. "
"It is false ! " cried the wretched
man. "I "
"You married Julia Maunders to
make her hold her tongue , " struck in
Mrs. Ransom ; "but you forgot me ,
Mr. Lindon. Ah ! overruling Provi
dence threw your late housekeeper in
my way , and when we had exchanged
our opinions about you we knew pretty
well the truth of the matter. "
"I defy you to prove it ! "
Harold Dynevor interposed.
"As Lillian's next-of-kin , I am here
with power to act for her. Mr. Linden
don , you can make your choice : Sign
a full confession of your fraud , dis
gorge your ill-gotten gains and leave
England , when you win receive an an
nuity of 500 pounds a year , or defy
us. You may hold your own for two
or three months , until we find the doc
tor who attended your child ; but you
will then he prosecuted with the ut
most rigor of the law , and the result
will probably be penal servitude for
Like all bullies , Eustace Linden was
a coward. Mr. Proctor's plan had
answered , and he saw that he was
beaten. Better far accept his freedom
and an annuity sufficient to keep him
than end his days in a convict prison.
The trio left him , carrying a7ay his
signed confession , and with the un
derstanding that a representative of
Mr. Proctor would take possession of
the house in Elchester square in the
name of Lillian Dynevor , and that he-
gave up all the moneys of his step
daughter which he had appropriated ,
within a month.
And when they told Lillian how
strange and unfamiliar the name
sounded of her good fortune she as
tonished them all by bursting into
tears , and declaring she would rather
remain Mrs. Tanner's governess than
return to Dynevor Manor as its mis
tress. But that of course was impos
( To be Continued. )
T ws Kecordetl In Frames.
In many churches of Provence and
Italy , especially those near the sea , ex
vote paintings placed on the walls in
accordance with vows made by pil
grims in moments of danger are often
remarkable for their frames. Among
he curiosities may be enumerated
aths formed of splinters from ships
that have 'been wrecked ; also frames
made of pieces of heavy cables , oc
casionally painted -bright hues , but
sometimes left in their primitive gray
color , splashed with tar. Nailed to the
aths surrounding a painting repre
senting sailors fighting with fierce sav
ages may be seen African or Poly
nesian spears and darts , or swords
made cf hardwood , evidently memen
toes of terrific struggles. Sailors or
audsmen who have made vows during
times of peril at sea , and who have no
trophies to display , will surround their'
paintings with broad bands of wood
leavily incrusted with shells and sea
weed , not infrequently of rare and ex
tremely beautiful kinds.
Missed His Calling.
A young insurance man received an
ntroduction to some good people a
few days ago in a manner which he
will not soon forget. The friend who
did the honors was somewhat of a wag ,
) ut was one of those quiet , sober , pol-
shed men whom one meets occasion
ally. Upon this occasion he was as
grave and dignified as a church dea-
son , and seemingly perfectly sincere.
He said : "I would like to make you
acquainted with Mr. B . I can rec
ommend him to your good graces , hav-
ng known both him and his family for
ears. His father is one of the bsst
men I know , and their family is an
Did one. There is only one thing I
might say. Mr. B. is an insurance man
and I have always insisted that any
ane who could tell as good a lie as he
3an ought either to be a piano tuner
ar a lightning rod agent. " Cleveland
Experiments \vitli Marine Torch.
Experiments have been carried out
on the Thames by the Thames con-
ervancy 'board with the marine torch
vith conspicuous success. The tubes
jontaining the calcium carbide ignited
mmediately the substance came into
contact with the water , casting a bril-
iant light , which was visible for a
considerable distance. There is every
) robability of this torch being requisi-
loned for the illumination of certain
parts of the river by night for the
guidance of vessels , etc. The existent
lluminants are inadequate and very
msatisfactory , whereas the acetylene
gas sheds a glaring pure white light ,
covering a wide area.
Pearson I'd like to know who sent
me this abusive letter. I'll bet it was
hat crank next door. Mrs. Pearson
I don't think so , John. It must , have
been some one who knows you much
better" than he does.
State Capital © bservatione.
Expressions Emulative for the Good of
It has been requested that this de
partment enlighten the public on the
character of a "hold up" bill.
It Is a bill Introduced In the legisla
ture to frighten somebody into paying
money to secure its defeat. The inter
ests most frequently attacked in thla
way are the railroad , telegraph , tele
phone , express and insurance compa
nies. A bill will be put in , for exam
ple , reducing the rates charged or im
posing some other hardship upon the
telegraph companies. It appears to bo
in the interests of the public and many
members innocently support It. After
a time it gains so much headway that
it seems likely to pass. The tele
graph people became alarmed and send
men to Lincoln to fight it. Some
friendly man who just happens to bi
loafing around the lobbies will drop
around and say that he overheard
somebody say that the bill could bo
defeated for a certain amount of mon
ey. If the telegraph folks are well
scared they will invite a conference
and after awhile will pay anywhere
from $500 to $5,000 to have the bill
killed. Then the men pushing the bill
will suddenly lose interest In the meas
ure , or find that it is unconstitutional ,
and it will die a more or less myster
Of late years the "grafters" or "hold
ups" have not nad easy picking in Ne
braska. In 1897 a regular hold up syn
dicate was conducted in Lincoln , buc
the work was so bold that the interests
attached were obliged to take meas
ures for self defence. An open ex
posure such as the "hold ups" suffercl
at the hands of Representative Toms-
sen is usually enough to cause the
whole industry to languish for sev
The lobby has not received such a
shaking up in several years as it is
receiving now at the hands of the
"hold-up" committee. This committee
is finding its task quite a little larger
than was at first supposed and the
scope of the investigation seems to
include much more than the commit
tee thought when the job was under
taken. The lobby has been proceed
ing with caution since the first explo
sion , but those who are not yet tinder
the ban are gloating over the discom
fiture of their opponents. There ir
competition in the lobby as well as
elsewhere and the lobbyists left on the
field and unmentioned are thinking
what a feast they will have when the
present trouble blows over. The com
mittee knows this and when it re
ports , it may spring a surprise on some
of these gentlemen , which will caus'j
them to seek cover in earnest.
There is another side to the cry oZ
"hold-up" bills which Chairman Fowler
ler of the investigating committee will
probably take into consideration. Cor
porations and individuals take advan
tage of the cry to suppress legitimate
legislation. A bill may be to correct
an evil and be one which the people
desire to have passed , but under the
cry of "hold-up" it is killed by the
members who may be controlled by
the corporations or individuals.
A bill may have merit and yet be a
hold up bill. This fact is admitted by
every one. A measure may be merit
orious and yet be introduced with the
intention of extorting money. The ob
ject of the introducer is to secure pro
fit to himself by introducing the bill
and then having it killed. If it is nut
killed he loses his profit. It is a le
gend In legislative circles that a cer
tain law now on the statutes was in
troduced many years ago for the pur
pose of being killed with profit to the
persons behind it. The members of
the legislature looked into the meas
ure and thought it was a good bill.
They were begged by the introducer
to vote against it , but a majority abso
lutely declined and the bill became a
law and is by a majority of the citi
zens of the state believed to be a good
measure. Frequent attempts to re
peal the law have been made in vain.
If the legend is true the bill was intro
duced for pront to the persons be
hind it , but it got away from them
and became a law. One or more mem
bers of the legislature now interested
in the present investigation were mem
bers of the legislature when this par
ticular bill pa'ssed and refused to voio
against it when so requested by the
man who introduced it.
Up to this time the city of Lincoln
has not been in the normal school
business enough to count , but if the
state feels like accepting Governor
Dietrich's suggestion to trade off the
liospital for the insane for a big cen
tral normal the people here will not
be disposed to make a disturbance. A
50od school is worth more to a town
than an insane hospital or a peniten
Governor Dietrich has greatly dis
turbed the advocates of the new nor
mal schools by speaking out so frankly
against them. Incidentally he has
shown himself more than ever to be a
business man rather thar. a politician.
\ governor who cared more for his
j\vn political future than for the con
dition of the state treasury would
lever say a word about a thing like
: he normal school bill. It is evident
; hat the state has made quite a de-
larture in putting a business man in
: he executive office. It will be inter
esting to see how far he will let his
lard-headed business sense govern his
ictions and how much he will be
> wayed by the advice of politicians.
Judge Edgar Howard , now of Co-
unibus , made a discovery in Lincoln
ccentlj- that certainly deserves to be
jlassed among the things that are im-
> ortant if true. "Before the week is
) ver , " he said , "the senatorial puzzio
, vill be solved by the election of one
epublican and one fusionist. The ro-
niblican will be the man who can de-
iver enough votes. The fusionist will
) e Allen , Hitchcock , Thompson , Har-
ington , Sullivan or Holcomb. If you
ire able to get at the right sourse of
nformation , some of the republicans
iround the Lindell hotel will be able to
: ell you more than I can.
The birth anniversary of Abraham
Lincoln was celebrated by the young
men's republican club of Lincoln witli
a banquet at the Lindell hotel. It was
the thirteenth annual banquet of the
club , and like the long line of ban
quets past it was a .successful affair ,
Orators who lent their eloquence to
entertain those present were Lafc
Young of Des Moines , W. F. Gurley
of Omaha , Gus Hyers of HavelockV. .
L. Anderson of Lincoln and Peter
.lansen of Janscn. Tributes to the
memory of the martyred president ,
whose worth to the republic has nevi-i1
been overestimated , were eloquently
offered by these speakers. The din
ing room was decorated with flags and
bunting , and the tables were daintily
decorated with palms , ferns and car
Republican members of the legisla
ture wen ) invited , as well as all the
senatorial candidates. Owing to the
caucus , which had not been anticipat
ed in the arrangement the attendance
at first was not all that was ex
pected , but shortly after midnight the
members began to pour in and they
were greeted with applause by those
already enjoying the feast. The ban
quet room was not opened until after
11 o'clock. It was the hope of those
in charge that the caucus would ad
journ and let the legislators out earK"
and this delayed proceedings. The
legislators were to be specially enter
tained and all the senatorial candi
dates had given their word to be pres
ent. Many of them came In after tne
caucus and while the forepart of the
night was one of suspense and con
siderable agitation on tiie part of those
most interested in the success of the
affair the close was serene.
The exciting events of last Tuesday
night in the republican caucus won"1
foreshadowed in these columns six
weeks ago. The fight has been a little
complicated and hard to follow , but
this paper has been pegging away in
the middle of the highway of truth
all of these weeks , and takes a good
deal of pride in the fact that it has
been accurate in its history and rea
sonably correct in its predictions from
the first. It is not fair to ask a news
paper to risk a hard earned reputation
as a prophet by saying what is going
to happen the next month or two. but
it is safe to hazard a guess that the
rumpus in the caucus was the begin
ning of the end and that Nebraska
will be represented at Washington in
the future by two republican ITni'ed
States senators. It is as impossible to
tell who the men will be , however , as
to say where any other kind of light
ning will strike.
Perhaps the most conspicuous weak
ness in the present administration of
the affairs of the city of Lincoln is the
failure to compel property owners to
do justice to pedestrians in the matter
of sidewalks. But under present laws
the mayor and council and street com
missioner are virtually powerless. All
they can do is to bluff men into build
ing walks , or tear up old ones and thus
shame the owners of the property into
making the needed improvements.
Theoretically the city lias the power
to order walks laid. Practically it has
no such power for the reason that af
ter the walk is laid and a sidewalk cer
tificate is issued , it is impossible to
collect the certificate without spending
more time and money than it is worth.
The only way out of the present un
pleasant situation is to get the charter
amended by the legislature.
Two little bills for the appropriation
of money to pay the expenses of tl.e
legislature , including of course the
salaries of the members , and an act to
permit Lancaster county to draw jur
ors , is the sum total of the bills tint
have been passed by both houses and
have become laws. At this rate there
ought to have been seven or eleven
United States senators elected , but up
to a late hour none had been chosen.
Representative Mercer's bill provid
ing for a Grant statue to be erected
in Washington , at a cost of not to ex
ceed $250,000 which has passed both
branches of congress , is the first step
aver made by the national lawmaking
body to pay a last tribute to General
Grant. Bills have been introduced
and unavailing efforts put forth at
least ten years , and Mr. Mercer feels
i justifiable pride in the success of the
bill.If the Lincoln creamery was the
largest in the Avorld before , it will ! < ?
loubly safe in that position when th
business of the Fremont creamery i.-j
brought here , as it will be next month.
By running this plant continuously an
[ mormons amount of butter can be
Liirned out , and the saving in the ex
pense of operation will Tiore than pay
; he cost of transporting the cream
iroin Fremont to Lincoln.
The republican Lincoln central com-
nittee has decided that the three lush
Candidates for the school board in the
irimaries shall be declared the candi-
lates of the party for the full terms ,
ind the fourth high man shall be de-
; lared the candidate for the vacancy
On the presidential inaugural recep-
ion committee , the personnel of which
las just been announced , Nebraska
vill be represented by Senators Thv.rs
.on and Allen , Representative Merer ,
\ . B. Schneider , Secretary G. D. Mti-
clejohn and Col. W. F. Cody.
Speaking : Shakespeare's
In the time of Charles I. there were
ibout 5,000,000 people in the world
ipeakiug the language of Shakespeare ;
it the time of our first national census
ihere were about 12.000,000 , one-third
) f them in the United States ; and
here are children now going to school
vho will live to see this vast number
xebled. John Fiske in December At-
When a marriage engagement Is
iroken It Is another matrimonial
The Agricultural Measure Passes-ACtor 6
Four Days' Debate.
TO BLOCK ACTION ON SUBSIDY BILL
Colorado Ht'imtor Announces tlmt Ila
Will I'revrnt Any Vote on Shipping
Hill During : 1'rrncnt SeiNlon MUarl-
iHiieoui Mutter * .
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1C. That the
opposition to the shipping bill in the
senate will not permit a vote to b
taken on the measure at the present
session was made clear during the
closing hour of today's session. For
several days it has been evident that
it would be difficult to gain unanimous
consent to take u vote on the meas
ure , but not until late today was the
frank admission made that a. vote
could not be had.
During the few hour's consideration
of the 1)111. Mr. Teller announced his
intention to prevent a. vote this ses
sion. In an impassioned speech he
said he would not consent to : i vote
and it must be apparent that no vote
could be had.
The statement by the Colorado sen
ator elicited a sharp response from
Mr. Aldrich of Rhode Island , who In
sisted that despite the declaration of
Mr. Teller the business of the senate
would proceed in accordance with the
wishes of the majority.
Mr. Teller's statement also drew the
fire of Mr. Chandler of New Hamp
shire , who asserted that the position
of the opposition was preposterous.
Mr. Hanna of Ohio replied to Mr.
Teller in a forceful speech in the
course of which he became impas
sioned in his denunciation of the
methods employed by the opposition
to defeat the measure. The advocates
of the bill , ho said , were honestly en
deavoring to advance the best inter
ests of the country and he resented
the insinuations against their honesty
Prior to these remarks Mr. Perkins
of California delivered an oionuont and
forceful speech on the bill. Ho sup
ported the bill , particularly the idea
of giving subsidies to American ves
sels , but pointed out what he believed
to be defects in the pending measure ,
lie attacked especially the provision
for foreign built shipu.
Early in the day the agricultural
appropriation bill was passed after be
ing under discussion for nearly four
days. Senators Tiiimaii and Hevor-
idge enlivened the session with u dis
cussion of their relative knowledge of
Mr. Mallory had opened the old fight
upon seed distribution by offering an
amendment proposing to strike out
the provision for the distribution of
seeds and substituting an increased
appropriation for the purchase abroad
of rare and valuable shrubs , vines nnd
cuttings , with a. view to adapting them
to this country. He declared that the
distribution of seeds was paternalism
of the most olfenshe sort.
Mr. Tillman proposed u .substitute
for Mr. Mallory's amendment , provid
ing , in brief , that the appropriation
made in the I. II for the purchase ol"
seeds be doubled. Mr. Tillman assert
ed that the bill provided considerable
sums of the weather bureau , which
was of insignificant benefit to the far
mers of the country , and for forestry ,
which had no direct connection with
farming. To this statement Air. Hev-
eridge of Indiana took sharp excep
tion , declaring that the South Carolina
lina senator exhibited "dense ignor
ance" in his statement as to forestry.
"I'll be obliged to our wise friend ,
the new holomon from Indiana. " said
Mr. Tillman derisively , "if he will tell
us what h ° knows about farming. "
"I got my knowledge by practical
experience , " retorted Mr. Heveridge.
Mr. Tillmnn replied , laughingly , that
there "seemed to be innumerable law
yers" in the senate who wore born on
farms and perhaps ir.i > , followed the
plow for a few days , and now posed
in the senate as farmers. "
"There are other farm implements
of value beside the plow , " suggested
Mr. Beveridge ; "there is the p.it-h-
fork , " alluding to the South Carolina
senator's political sobriquet.
"Ah ! we have got the pitchfork in
at last. " s id Mr. Tillman good na-
tuerdly. "Nov.I'll proceed to use it
on the senator. Does the senator mean
when he talks of tl > e denudation of
the land of trees , and of the drying
up of rivers , that it affects the farmer
or the commerce on the rivers ?
Woman I.m < Ilf > r < I on It PIMnnclc. .
MTHERSOX , Kan. , Feb. I. , . Mrs.
Christina Asc-hman. owner of a build
ing in Inman , the upper floor of which
v.rss rented for a billiard hall , became
E-uspicious that liquor was being sold
there and demanded admission. Jr
was refused and she smashed the doo/
in with an axe. The proprietor at-
tcnipte interference , and Mrs. Ascb-
nan threw him down stairs , then pro
ceeded to smash the contents of the
luom in Nation si vie.
Wort I'rr s Indian jiM.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1C. Congrcs--
man Gamble has clec-ided not to press
Lhe bill ceding Indian lands in Greg
ory county. South Dakota , to the gov
ernment. The Indian appropriation
L > ill contains general authority for h > -
reatigation with a view to szcurirg
sessions of such lands to the govern
ment. Whrn the bill becomes a law
Mr. Gamble will formally recommend
Liat steps be taken to acquire In < i-m
lands in Gregory county.
FHEYCRY FOR BREAD OR WORK.
Several Tlioii < n l Iille IVojilc I'aratlr in
BUDA PEST. Feb. 1C. Several
thousand persons out of work marched
through the principal streets here to-
ilay carrying mottoes such as "Bread
or work is our light. " and singing the
"Marseillaise. " They also began
smashing tec windows of restaurants
and stores. The police , in force , dis
persed the mob after scenes of violence
lence , during which many arrests were
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