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VOLUME XXIV.-NUMBER 25.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1893.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,221.
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Aithirizi. Capital if - $500,000
Pali in Capital, - 90,000
D. H. SHELDON, Pres't.
H. P. H. OEULRICH. Vice Pro.
CLARK GRAY. Cashier. .
DANIEL BOHRAM, Aas't Cash
IL.M. Wrsrooir, H. P. H. OrauttCB.
c. H. Sheldon, W. A. McAllxstxb,
Jos a Wilcm, Cam, Rusks.
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deposits: buy and sell exobanga on Ualtad
States and Luropo. and bur and sell avail
able securities. We shall be pleased to re
pel vo your business. We solicit your aat
reaaga. First National BaqK
ANDERSON, J. H. GALLEY.
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JAO tlsWnst JKPOllAsUa.
ropnlists of Boone county Lave nom
tcated a full ticket.
Death is announced of Jas. McWade,
a prominent citizen of Hastings.
The Buffalo county fair was the most
successful one ever held.
A People's church has been establish
ed at Mascot, Harlan county.
David Rogers of Pawnee county was
seriously injured in a runaway.
r Pawnee City had a good rain after
Gve weeks of continuous drouth.
m A Young1 Women's Christian associa
tion has been organized in Lincoln.
A heavy frost at Fremont and vicinity
put a drooping head on "garden truck."
Ah ansucccssful attempt was made to
crack the safe in thcB. & M. depot at
Boylcs of Omaha was killed by falling
from a porch.
All houses in Pawnee Citj' are occu
pied and all business is more active
than for many months.
Mrs. Calabaird, of Omaha, was ar
rested for attempting to carve her
husband. It is thought she is insane.
The pressure of students to register
at tho state university is said to re
semble the rush to the Cherokee Strip.
The new Baptist church at Stella will
"he open Sunday, October 1. Its dedi
cation will take place a few weeks la
ter. Giles Goring, of Omaha, a colored
man, was found dead in the doorway
leading to his room. He was 35 years
A lucky fisherman is Scott's Bluff
county caught 200 wall-eyed pike in
less than a week out of the North Platte
The janitress of an Omaha school.
Mrs. Louise Thompson, dropped dead
the other day while engaged about her
The residence of Mrs. Sadie J. Bailey
of Red Cloud was partially burned last
"week. Most of tho household goods
A resident of Steele City and a Lin
coln light-weight, have arranged for a
glove contest at closo quarters for a
small pure and no glory.
Farmers will save money by making
fire zruards while the sun shines. Thnir
are particularly cautioned not to wait
till after the holocaust.
Seven hundred signers were secured
in Beatrice in two days to a petition
asking permission to vote on a repeal
of the supervisor system.
Agnes Badilka. six years old, near
South Omaha, attempted to hurry the
fire with kerosene when an explosion
occurred and she was burned to death.
In a foot race at Loomis tho other
day the visiting sprinter won, and the
local sports refused to give "up the S-'OO
stakes on the ground that betting was
A companv has been organized at
Central City Tor the purpose of manu
facturing a.'purely vegetable remedy for
the Cure of all diseases incident to hu
manity. In tUfe district court at Wilbur, in the
case of John Smith alias John McGulre,
charged with burglarizing Early's jew
elrr store, the jury brought in a verdict
Mrs. W. R. Keith of Naponee is shy
tne leg as the result of the husband's
carelessness in handling a loaded shot
gun. It was a most distressing and
Mind Reader Johnstone made a bad
break at Nebraska City and insulted
his audience, using language which
caused ladies to leave the opera house
with blushes on their checks.
Several parties who went from the
section about Hastings to the Cherokee
strip opening have not been heard from
since the day of tho rush and friends
are becoming anxious about their
Mrs, Sam G Shrigley, of South Oma
ha, was instantly killed in Omaha last
Satuday night by the collision of mo
tor trains, which became uncontrola
ble on account of the slippery condition
of the rails.
The residence of William Hotliem,
one mile west of Tobias, caught fire.
An eleven-year-old boy was burned to
death. One of the little nirls and tli
old people were badly burned. The
property was slightly insured.
John Shervin, son of tho late Hon.
John E. Shervin, of Fremont while
coupling cars, had the fingers of the
right hand so badly crushed tnat phy
sicians found it necessary to amputate
what remained of the first three fin
gers. An El Paso (Texas) dispatch says:
A warrant for the arrest of Barrett
Scott, dated O'Neill, Sept 22, and duly
certified by the district clerk and di
rected to Del Akin or any sheriff or
constable, arrived this afternoon. Scott
agrees to return.
Before making the run to the Chero
kee strip, Lee Crawford of Stella had a
canteen made by soldering two milk
pans together. He still has the can
teen, but "sooners" frightened him
away fom the land, and he has re
turned to Nebraska to stay.
The son of William Whit f TVH.
Rock lost the use of his forefinger and
thumb last week. He had got hold of
a cartridge partly charged which he
placed on the stove. His little sister
standing near was slightly hurt, but
Alfa did not escape so easily.
A steam engine invented byT. B.
Carl has been constructed at the Nor
folk foundry and tested. The inventor
claims that it can be operated by threo
fourths of the fuel required by one or
dinary engine. A company will prob
ably be formed for its manufacture
The movement of stock toward the
eastern markets is very rapid now,savs
the Fremont Tribune. In twenty-four
hours up to 9 o'clock this morning,
thirty-eight trains loaded with cattle
and other stock passed through Fre
mont, going easi over tne union JPacinc.
Birt Reams, the letter carrier be
tween Franklin and Macon, was seri
ously, if not fatally injured by his
team running away about three'miles
north of Franklin. He was badly
bruised and rendered unconscious. He
was found on the road soon after the
The twelve-year-old son of Mr. DU
.wood, living near Albia, fell from the
seat while raking hay, and was caught
in the rake teeth and dragged to death.
J. G Graves of Steele City, discovered
the bodj' and conveyed it to the house.
The boy's parents are heartbroken over
the sad affair.
Petitions are being circulated in Be
atrice praying for a change in the man
agement of county affairs from the
present supervisor system to the old
commissioner plan formerly in vogue.
The petitions are being quite freely
signed in the city, but the idea meets
with but little favor in the -country
August Klein, of Lincoln, who lost
$400 in the failure of the Capital Na
tional bank, has gone crazy brooding
over his troubles,. To add to his mis
fortune, he went down toOklahoma
during the Cherokee'Strip rash and was
robbed of all his clothing, and did not
succeed in getting hold of a claim.
Preparations are making for the state,
teachers' association meeting which
meets in Lincoln about the holidays.
At Christ's Episcopal church, Beat
rice, last Sunday,, Rev. G. B. Clarke of
DeWitt, Neb.', J formerly a minister in
the Presbyterian church, was ordained.
In the evening Bishop Wortfiington
confirmed a class, consisting of, Misses
Edith ;Dorsey and Cora Holiday. Rev.
W. T. Whitmarsh of Omaha preached
the ordination sermon. ,
At PickrelL Gage county, a German
boy aged sixteen, whose name was not
learned, was standing on the ground
holding a team of mules when a rain
storm came up suddenly, accompanied
by lightning, a stroke striking apd
killing the boy instantly without in
juring the mules. The lightning burn
ed the unfortunate's body in a fright
Two children of John Lefflngwcll,
aged respectively 5 and 8 years, living
two and a half miles southeast of Hub
bell, ate some poisonous weed. In a
short time they began to show symp
toms of poisoning. Medical assistance
was summoned and by hard work they
were 'soon out of danger, but it was
nearly thirty-six hours before the de
lirium and other symptoms of poison
ing passed away, s
Mr. John Henderson, cashier of the
American bank at Batricc reports that
collections are remarkably good with
them, and that the bank will pay off
its liabilities ,somc time before the
expiration of tjio nine months guaran
teed in the bond given by the stockhold
ers. He anticipates they will complete
liquidation before next February,
April, 14, 1S94, being the date of expi
ration of the bond.
Mrs. John Finncrty, of South Qmaha,
aged CO years, died sudtlenly-jfijart
disease while riding in aj- buggy with
her daughter, Mrs. Morgan llcaffey.
The deceased had been stopping with
her daughter, Mrs. John.Clinton, near
Albright, for several days, and was be
ing brought to this city by another
daughter when death over took her.
The aged lady had been suffering from
heart disease for some time.
A Washingtoujdispatch says: In the
senate, Allen, populist,of Nebraska, in
troduced a bill making a dollar, which
may be coined of 412 grains of silver
or 2S 8-10 grains of gold, the unit of
value. The bill also repeals the Sher
man act and further provides that own
ers of silver may deposit it in the mint,
which, less 20 per cent for seignorage,
to be coined, put in the treasury, shall
be coined into standard dollars for his
P. H. Schneider committed suicide at
South Omaha last week in a room on
the third floor of tho Lister block by
sending a 32-calibre bullet through his
brain. Schneider was a man ot goott
address and was 35 years of age. He
had-been drinking a little for a few days,
but seemed to be sober. enough on the
day of the suicide. Among his letters
is one from a woman living in Kansas
City dated September 22 and signed
"from your own loving sweetheart un
til your wife, Nora.1' The letter is a
most affectionate' one and reads as
though the couple had been more than
State Treasurer Bartley the other
day received a dispatch from Dell Akin,
who is under arrest at El Paso, Tex.,
on the charge of being a fugitive from
justice. The telegram was as follows:
"Am arrested as a fugitive from justice
on telegram from O'Neill. Have gov
ernor send telegram that I am not
wanted, telegram to be exhibited to
district judge here. Habeas corpus."
Governor Crounse wired the following
replv: "No requisition for Dell Akin
issued to date." Later, however, ap
plication was made to Governor Crounse
for requisition papers to bring Akin
back to Nebraska. The application
was made by Holt county attorneys,
who in their papers state that Akin is
accused of aiding and abetting Bar
rett Scott in his frauds against Holt
county's treasury. Governor Crounse
issued and signed requisition papers re
questing the governor of Texas to turn
Akin over to the Holt county authori
ties. An Omaha dispatch says: Railway
officials are ill at ease since Charles
McClure escaped from the penitentiary
in Lincoln, and certain well known
managers are afraid that McClure will
seek to do them bodily injury the first
opportunity. Local alarmists state
that three sensational train robberies
have occurred since McClure escaped
from the penitentiary. Certain officers
are positive he was mixed up in ahe
Michigan robbery, which occurred faur
days after he gained his freedom. 0n
the representation that he would es
cape easier by pleadingguilty, McClure
threw himself on the mercy of the
court, and everyone was" surprised
when he was sentenced to fifteen years
imprisonment. McClure became very
bitter against the Missouri Pacific
officials after being taken to Lincoln,
and some of them now feel somewhat
uneasy because they fear hemay seek
revenge on them. - , r b'
An affair resulting inv the death of
two persons tooVplace aboutllo'clock
this morning says a Hazard dispatch,
at the farm of Ellery Brewer, about
three and a half miles southwest of this
place. Ezra Dudley and son Fred were
visiting the Brewers who are their near
est neighbors. While the boys were
playing ball the ball was carelessly
thrown -into an old well. Fred Dudley
was let down by means of a rope. When
near the top he lost his hold and fell to
the bottom, a distance of about sixty
five feet. The father was then let down
by a rope made fast to his body, and af
ter fastening the rope around the body
of his son, both were hauled up and
were within twelve feet of the top when
the rope broke, letting both father and
son fall to the bottom. Ezra Dudley's
head was crushed. He leaves a wife in
destitute circumstances and two daugh
ters in Chicago. Dudley was about 50
years old and his son about IS.
Governor Crounse has issued the fol
lowing election proclamation:
State or Nebbaska.-Exkcctive Depart
ment. Under and by virtueof the authority
vested by- me In section IT ot chapter 26,of
Iia MAMllAt tt.ftltAD ell VnV.Ael. nnHffnil
"Elections," I Lorenzo Crounse, governor of
tho state of Nebraska, do hereby Issuo my
S reclamation, declaring that on Tuesday,
ovember", A.D. 1833, there will be an elec
tion held at the' usual places of voting In
said state for the purpose of electing the
following officers, to-wit: .
One Judge of the supreme court.
One Judge of the district court for the
Fourth judicial district for the unexpired
term, vice George W. Doanc. resigned.
One Judge of the district court for the
Fourth judicial district for tho unexpired
term, vice Frank Irvine, resigned.,
One judge of the district court for the
Fourth judicial district for the unexpired
term, vice Herbert J. Davis, resigned.
One judge ot the district court for the
Ninth judicial district for the unexpired
term, vice William V. Allen, resigned.
Two regents of the University of Ne
braska, full term.
One regent of the University of Nebraska
for the unexpired itenn, vice C II. Marple
One senator for' the Third senatorial dis
trict, to fill vacancy.
One senator for the Sixth senatorial dis
trict, to fill vacancy.
One senator for the Twelfth senatorial dis
trict, to fill vacancy.
One representative for the Fourteenth
representative district to fill vacancy.
One representative for the Fifteenth rep
resentative district, to fill .vacancy.
One representative for the Forty-Sixth
representative district to fill vacancy.
In testimony whereof. I have hereunto set
say hand and caused to be affixed the great
seal of the state. v - -
" Done at Lincoln, this 21st day of Septem
ber. A. D. 18.3. Lobexzo Caociisx.
By the Governor:
Jon J. Auur, Secretary ot Stat.
Anarchy la the Strip.
Alva, OkL, Sept 3a As a result of
an attempt to drive honest settlers from
their claims, made by a band of dos-
peratc Bohemians, two wcro shot and
killed naar-fceVb and one was lynched
by an aagry band of komesteadeis.
Ever ance the opening of titfhero
kce stril a band of some 200 ohemians
havehpen moving about thjp country,
drJFing settlers off theirdaims and
thf eatening to murderflhem if they
r returned. Yeste:
ay they went
: claim of a cowbo
, whose name
as not been leaned..
to vacate the nfe.ee. Thev ware ac
companied by John Allen andliis son,
surveyors, who old Jthe cowboy that
the survey ofcthjjbd joining claim, which
had been seized by ono of- the Bohemi
ans, overlapped the cowboy's claim.
The cowbjy refused to vacate and the
younger Allen attacked him with a
hatchet, cutting two ugly gashes in his
head. The cowboy then drew his re
volver and shot and killed both Aliens, -father
News of the trouble reached here
late last night and an officer went to
the scene today. He found the cow
boy holding the Bohemians at bay, and
arrested him and took him to Hennes
sey. The Bohemians then learning of
this left two of their number on the
claim and took their departure.
The news of the affair spread quickly
among the neighboring settlers and a
small mob gathered early this morning
to lynch the two usurpers. Onejof the
latter made his escape, but the infuri
ated settlers captured the other and
hanged him to a tree.
Union Facitle Showing. t
Washington, Sept. 30. Tho annual
report of the government directors of
the Union Pacific railroad, states that
the entire system is in excellent condi
tion. The earnings for the fiscal year
ending June .10,howcvcr,have decreased
considerably both gross and net, owing
to the recent difficulty in the financial
world. For the Union Pacific railway
proper tho earnings havo decreased
Sl,9.2, the expenses have increased
S390,G4O and the surplus has decreased
8401,002. For the entire system for the
same period the earnings decreased
SS00,i)27,the expenses increased S174.081
and the surplus decreased 4S1,.00. hit
standing collateral trust notes retired
amount to S7.2S0.0C0. Notes outstand
ing are 811,430,000. Security still held
by trustees is estimated at S?4,GG3,010.
The directors are confident that pru
dent administration of the trust will
result in the payment of all notes out
standing and leave considerable equity
applicablcto other requirements of the
company. It is suggested that the ap
proaching maturity of the subsidy debt
requires the adoption of such measures
as will secure the best returns possible
to the government and enable the com
pany to discharge its functions as a
public carrier. The principal of the
debt due the government is 825,539,
512. The approximate amount of all
the company's indebtedness is 855,000,
000. The directors repeat their recom
mendation that it is for the interest of
the government, of the company and
the community which the road serves
to make a prompt, just and complete
adjustment of the financial relations
between the company and the United
Talk Abont Cloture Is Idle.
Washington, Sept. 30. All talk of
cloture in the senate at the present
time seems to be idle, says a local pa
per, for the simple reason that without
the application of the principle of clo
ture the adoption of a cloture rule
must be impossible. If the southern
democrats do not want indefinite filli
bustering against other measures,
therefore, they must refuse to filibus
ter against the bill now pending. Ii
they will do so there is reason to be
lieve that fillibustering of silver men,
left to themselves, will soon break
down. To.be effective for any length
of time a fillibuster must have the sup
port of a large number of senators,;for,
aside from the fact, a filibuster by the
silver senators alone would not have
the support of public opinion. If they
are deserted by their democratic allies
they will not have strength enough to
sustain a demand for the call of the
yeas and nays on their dilatory motions,
and will thus have much less power to
enforce delay. On the other hand, ii
the republicans undertake later in the
session to filibuster against the repeal
of the elections law and the reform tar
iff bills they will have a strong and well
disciplined force, and if the democrats
want to be inn position to make pro
tests that will hare any weight with
the senate or with the country at that
time they must keep their skirts clear
of filibustering against the present bill.
Uncle Sam Will Intervene.
London, Sept. 3a A private dis
patch received here from Rio de Jane
rio by a prominent firm engaged in
Brazilian trade gives the following in
formation: . ,
The American minister has instructed
the commander of the United States
ship Charleston to protect all goods in
barges in the bay from seizure by the
revolting squadron. He also telegraphed
the government at Washington advis
ing that the United States vigorously
protest against the further bombard
ment of Rio de Janeiro; that many non-
combatants had been killed and much
property destroyed by the repeated
firing on the city. The United States
government has instructed Minister
Thompson to make every possible ef
fort to protect American persons and
property, and all the moral force of the
government should be exerted to pre
vent further destruction and blood
shed. Caught a G senilis.
Washington, Sept. 30. Commander
Picking of the United States cruiser
Charleston, now at Kio de Janeiro,
wired the Navy department today re
garding the arrest of a supposed Amer
ican, named Boynton, by an English
man-of-war. Boynton was command
ing a tug boat in the harbor and ille
gally flying the flag of Great Britain.
Upon arresting him, 'the commander of
the English ship. turned him over to
Commander Picking. The latter officer
searched the tug and fonnd a huge tor
pedo which, it is supposed, was intend
ed to be used against the rebels.
Health Officer Jenkins, of New York,
has issued an appeal for aid for suffer
ers at Brunswick, Ga.
Five of the largest mills of the Illi
nois Steel company's plant, at Bay view.
Wis., wiU resume operations in a week.
A San Francisco boarding house was
blown up by dynamite and five men
The settlers on the Strip are getting
in earnest about ..having, an investiga
tion of the" outrages in connection with
the opening vdk-j 5 , .
Detroit and Toledo will soon be con
nected by an electric railway.
4 WEEK IN CONGRESS.
PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE
The Repeal Measure Occupying Most of
the Time la the Upper llranch. While
the Election Laws are Heine Given
Consideration in the Ilooie Senator
Stewart of Nevada Makes a Vigorous
Arraignment of the President Cleve
land Charged With Dispensing Patron
age to Control Legislation.
i CONGKESS IN EXTRA SESSION.
Tnthcseuatc on the 23d tho cloture reso
lution was taken up and Mr. Turple of
Indiana argued against Its adoption. Mr.
Turpie said since 1 OH there had been but one
way to bring about a vote In the senate and
that-w:isby "unanimous consent." Theo
retically, it might to said that under it ono
member of t he'body might at any time pre
vent a vote. But hueh a ca-e had liven very
rare In the senate. It had been said t lie sen
ate wa not a voting body. lie disclaimed
that. It was. said It was a debating body.
This he disclaimed with equal vigor. It
wu a deliberative body in tho world. It was
Impossiulu and Inconecivablo that debate
could cease, or that a vote should ever bo
taken as long as there was a dissenting unit
In the senate assisted by one-fifth of tho
number of senators to ask for a roll call. It
would require a reconstruction of the entire
body of laws of the senate and an amend
ment to the federal constitution, peremp
torily to create what seemed to be aimed at
by this resolution of tho senator from Con
necticut (Mr. Piatt). Cloture, declared Mr.
Turple. would not diminish the real power
"of tlio minority. Avoto by forco was not a
vole; a vote by compulsion was not a free
Mr. Dubois, republican, of Idaho, opposed
any change of rules in the midst of an ex
Mr. t all, democrat, of Florida, regarded
cloture as a imposition toforbld debate and
opposed It, especially at this time, when the
question engrossing the senate's attention
was of such transceudant importance as to
Justify the fullest debate.
At the conclusion of Mr. Call's remarks
the resolution was referred to the committee
In tho house on the :Jd Representative
Rietzof Indiana, rising to aiiiiestinuof jer
Fonnl privilege, explained taut Mion after
the Inauguration of President Cleveland he
tiled charges against the post muster at des
tine, lud., charging Incompetency. In proof
of tho charge ho had read a letter showing
the acrobatic alacrity with which some
nostmasteft. can turn nolftiudl coats with
changes In the administration. Ureiz said
the fourth assistant postmaster general re
fused to act on his letter". Rretz had then
read a letter from the some source, ad
dressed to himself, imwlil.-h a bribe of SI j
wasofTcred y Postmaster Ilaznour if Urotz
would permit him to cputinu; to hold ottlcc.
The members of thcaiousc were convulsed
with laughter and Itrftz offered a resolution
for tho appointment, of a committee to as
certain why IlaznoUr had not been dis
missed. Referred toHho postoliicc commit
After some unimportant reports had been
submitted in thcjiouso Saturday, Mr. Tal
bot of Maryland called up the bill remitting
$39,000 in penalties to tho builders of tho dy
Mr. Lummings, chairman of the naval af
fairs committee, supported the bill, main
taining that the fault lay not with the con
struction of the cruiser, nut with the plans.
The government had suffered nothing by tho
delay. y '
Mr. Sayers, chairman of the appropriation
committee, opposed the bill, saying that
whcu.tho companies owned bonuses they
wcro quick to claim them, but when they
had penalties to pay thoyfln variably applied
to congress for relief. The bill went over
without action. f
In tho senate on tho 25th tho session
opened with Senator Stewarts arraignment
of President Cleveland for the alleged viola
tion of tho constitution in scckinr' to influ
ence the Ieglslatlvardcpartmeupof tho gov
ernment. He charged that t lie' president. In
disregard of his oath of onico to execute the
laws, had permitted tho secretary of the
treasury to violate the act which made the
Durchasc of 4.500.000 ounces of silver bullion
per mouth mandatory by exercising an un
lawful discretion In purchasing a smaller
amount, Mr. Stewart undertook to say tiiat
at no time since tho execution of Charles I.,
either in England or tho United States, had
any king or president openly and defiantly
disobeyed a statuto which ho himself de
clared was mandatory, or allowed his siili
ordiuates, over whom he had cour.-ol, to
do such a thing. Was it not time to sound
the alarm? If constitutional liberty was of
any value, it seemed to him tho late friends
ami foes should stand up and say to the
president of the United States: " You havo
overstepped the mark; we cannot afford to
have the laws of congress on any question
Mr. Stewart said the president had no ex
alted opinion of congress, lie regarded it
doubtless as an appendage to the executive
department. Mr. Stewart then read from a
letter written by the president accepting an
invitation to attend the centennial celebra
tion of Williams college, in which lie said he
soon expected to "have a session of congress
on his hands."
"A session of congress on my hands" re
peated Mr. Stewart in simulated serious
ness; that remark spoke volumes in inter
polating how tho president regarded the
co-ordinate brandies of the government.
Would a man who fully appreciated the re
sponsibility of his office even by accident
m:iKL' tuo rcmarKf uongress wtiutu oe on
'bis hands! Congress had assembled as an
independent branch of the government,
which is on nobody's hands.
Mr. Stewart read from tho Cincinnati
Times-Star an iutcrvlew witli tiie president,
in which he said the repeal of thesilver pur
chasing act 'ould not be effected tnis year."
There was no newspaper reporter, Mr.
Stewart saia, who would misrepresent the
president in the columns of a paper. They
all had too much respect forihe otlicc to do
that. TJfe article continued:
'The people are with me and my policy."
said the president, "but I fear I shall not be
able to command action from congress. I
never saw such obstinacy as exists among
members of congress on the silver question.
It is useless to appeal to them now."
The assumption of the president that he
knew best, said Mr. Steward, and those who
had studied tho subject all their lives -were
wromr, was remarkable.
When such sentiment was uttered by the
chief executive it became pertinent to in
quire where ho accrued allelic knowledge
and when did ho have an ,opport unity to
familiarize himself with tfie wants of the
American people and witli the science of
money and economics? W lie re and when
did he study It, and in what school?
"I believe," said Mr. Stewart, "that the
president is the only president who has over
presided at the white houe who did not pos
sess a liberal education, cither in some col
lege or on a farm, whero he communicated
with nature and learned nature's laws. I
believe either a country education umong
tho people or a college education Is neces
sary. 1 do not believe that the education of
any lawyer, without a liberal education in
college, or by studying the books of nature
can lit a man to preside over tho destiny of
this country. The greatest presidents wo
ever had received that liberal education
which nature affords, by coming in contact
witli tho neonle and takinir a wider view
of the laws of man and of nature than can
be obtained in a law office, or in a sheriff's
office, or in the office of mayor, or any other
contracted place, where the great book of
nature is closed."
,ln the house on the 5th Mr. Hudson of
Kansas asked unanimous consent for the
consideration of a resolution for the ap
pointment of a committee of li'e to Investi
gate charges of corruption, fraud, violence
and murder against military an civil officers
during the opening of the Cherokee Strip,
and particularly with reference to John K.
Hill, which Lieutenant Caldwell excused on
the grounds that ho was carrying out his
orders; and also that certain persons were
given early Information by which they were
enabled to enter the Stripbefore others
Mr. Dockery of Missouri objected.
The bouse then resumed the consideration
of the printing bill, the pending amendment
being that of Mr. Mciklejohn of Nebraska,
increasing the price for composltlonf rom 40
to SO cents per 1,000 ems.
Tho amendment was lost and Mr. Melkle
jobn made the point of no quorum. He sul
sequently withdrew the point and offered an
amendment, substituting the increase in
rate on composition to 43 cents per 1,0.0 ems.
Mr. Morse of Massachusetts took advan
tage of the latitude allowed to the commit
tee of the whole to make an assault on Com
missioner Lochren's conduct of the pension
office. He charged the commissioner with
suspending without warrant of law pensions
ot soldiers. Such conduct on the part of t he
president would.be declared, subject him
to impeachment. He charged tho pension
bureau with Issuing pensions to applicants
known to lie dead in order to swell the list
of pensions without cost to the government
Sovcial attempts were made by Mr.Fith
ian to stop the speaker, but the chairman
was powerless to interfere, and Mr. Morse
completed his statement.
In the senate on thc2Gth Mr. Stewart (rep.,
Nev.) presented resolutions adopted at a
mass meeting held In Cleveland. 0., favor
lngan investigation into thequcstion wheth
er senators are owners of national hank
stock. He expressed the hope that the in
vestigation would bo made, and that the
prevalent rumors as to the ownership of na
tional bank stock having had anything to
do with the demonatlzatton of silver would
be set at rest.
The resolution offered yesterday by Mr.
roller, calling for information as to tho ac
cumulation of interest on the public bonds
since 1361. was laid before the senate, and
Mr. Sherman (rep.. O.) spoko against it as
causing a great deal of unnecessary labor in
tho department. Tho accumulation of In
terest on the bonds of the government ever
since tho war was a matter of public noto
riety. Mr. Sherman spoke of it as a great abuse
to ca Ion the heads of departments for in
formation which could only be furnished at
grcat-cxpccsc, and which, when sent to tho
senate, was never looked at and never read.
It was all mere "huncom." The senator
could and tho information ho wauted in pub
To a question of Mr. Teller. Mr. Sherman
replied that the accumulation of Interest
was authorized by law, and was not a mere
matter of custom. After further discussion
of tho resolution, ou motion of Mr. vjuay, it
was laid on the table yeas. 27: nays. 19.
Mr. Stowart renewed his speech unfinished
the day before. Speaking of tho president,
"Let his friends." he added angrily, "deny
that ho has used patronage to secure legis
lation. Let his friends declare to the coun
try that he has not attempted to cotrol leg
islation. Let them make it clear to tho
country that patronage has not been given
to those who supported his measures. Let
them make It clear to the country how tho
sentiment of congress has been changed.
Let them make It clear how tho overwhelm
ing majority which iiad been claimed hero
In favor of free coinaso has been changed
into a monometallic majority. Let them
make it clear that patronage has been given
to all democrats alike, without regard to
their position on the sliver question. '1 hcsu
charges have become too t oinmon. and if
tney are not true they siioiuu ne iienieu.
Mr. Palmer (In marked contrast Of manner
to Mr. Stewart's) asked: "WHS tho senator
himself indicate a single instance In which
tiie president has employed his patrouaso
to control a senator or member of the house.
"Why. my dear sir." Mr. tewart ex
claimed, these things are charged everyday
lu tho public press, and lot you deny them
If you can."
' "Deny that patronage has been given to
those who arc supporting tho administra
"If the senator himself." Mr. Palmcrqul
ctly persisted, "will on his own responsibil
ity as a senator make a charge of that sort.
I will confess' It, or I will deny It. Hut the
idea that the friends of the president, or
that the president himself should formally
deny all tho charges against him in tho
newspapers is absurd. What would bo tho
value of denial? I am calling attention to
the strange attitude which the senator oc
cupies in repeating on this lioor, charges
against the pre.-ident, for which the senator
himself will not he responsible."
Mr. Stewurt broke in. "I will answer. These
charges havo been made In the public press.
Tioy have be 'ii made in Kio administrative
organs, wiiit h liave all mdo the demand
tiiat tho senate shall vote ilrst and debate
afterward.;.' It is claimed In these papers
that tho power of administration has been
used to pass tills bill. And we see before us
tho result. Wo see what was a democratic
majority for free coinage melt away. 1 havo
not specified particulars. I speak of the
grand results. And let any man deny that
tho power of patronage has been abused.
Lot us, he exclaimed a If a sudden Inspira
tion had come upon him, have a committee
In tho house on tho 2Sih tho two weeks do
bate on the Tucker hill was begun by Mr.
Tucker of Virginia, who opened for tho
democrats in a few words. He oxplained
the repeal hill. The first proposition to
which lie invited attention wa.- that the
power and right of a citizen to vote is not
given by tho United states, hut is reserved
by the constitution of the states. If tho
powers and privileges and duties of tho su
pervisors and deputy marshals permitted
them to perform acts not prescribed and
granted In the constitution, then the law
that creates them is unconstitutional.
States alone can make conditions of suf
frage. Mr. Tucker then went on to say the United
States had not conferred tho right of suf
frage upon any one. Decisions of tliecourts
sustaining these statements wore read. If
the United States could step in and chal
lenge votes It would involve the power of
the federal government to destroy suffrage
in the states.
"1 belong to a party tiiat Is not sectional.
You," he added, addressing the republicans,
"have lived on sectionalism."
Mr. Tucker then proceeded to pay his re
spects to John I. Davenport, whose atroci
ties, lie said, were more infamous than those
of tho duke of Alva. "The repeal of the-e
laws," said Mr. Tucker, iu conclusion, "will
wipe away statutes that have caused slash
ing between the fedcralgovernmciitandthe
states for thirty years, lou havo violated
the pledges of your fathers, have overrid
den the constitution, have denied the right
of habeas corpus and In a thousand ways
shown yourselves unworthy of public contl
dence. Therefore, on November i! last you
were overthrown, and we are now hero to
undo those thiii'.-s which you did in the ar
rogance of your power."
Prolonged democratic applause greeted
the conclusion of Mr. Tucker's speech and
he was warmly congratulated by Ids col
leagues. Mr. Johnson of North Dakota, who was in
charge of the debate for the republican side,
presented the minority report of tho com
mittee nsemliodyiug his views.
Mr. Dollivorof Iowa was to have replied
to Mr. Tucker, hut a sudden illness present
ed, and Mr. Itrosius of Pennsylvania was se
lected to take his place.
Mr. Itrosius Is a grizzly-bearded Pennsyl
vauian, whose appearance is not iinlikethat
of the late James A. Unrlicld. He talks with
tremendous force. His voice is loud and
deep; Ids gesture's frequent, violent and Im
pel uous. There was a ring of tho old war
echoes lit his speech. Ho appealed, lie said,
to patriotism, not to partisanship. Author
ity was obtained either by force, lot or con
sent. Consent Is the only manner In which
authority is acuttired under this govern
ment. Suffrage is a mode of expressing the 4
consent. Alter tne war conditions urose
that were a menace to the liberties of a
weak race, struggling with new-born rights
and responsibilities. Those in the south
who had the tower took and held it against
"the weak. Under that regime we had topro
tect those whom we had seen light loyally
and gallantly for their freedom. To have
surrendered them naked and defensele-s
would have been a reproach to the national
honor and hae evoked the deserved cen
sure of the civilized world. Tiie act that
was passed In 1nV." authorizing the army and
navy to maintain peace at the polls, more
drastic than the present laws, was endorsed
by some of the most illustrious men who
ever honored the democratic parly by their
In the senate on the 27th the resolution of
fered yesterday by Mr. Dubois, republican,
of Idaho, to postpone legislation respe ting
federal election laws, ii nance and tariff un
til January 1."). ism, because of senatorial
vacancies in the senatorial representation
of Washington, Montana and Wyoming, was
then taken up. and Mr. Dubois addressed
the senate in advocacy of its adoption. Tho
resolution provoked long and a crimotilous
Mr. .Mitchell, republican, of Oregon, re
gal deU the proposition of the senator from
Idaho as one of the most remarkable ever
presented to the senate, and. f jr this rea
son, notwithstanding his great sympathy
with tiie thiec states which, far the time be-In-,
were to bo prevented from having full
representation, lie would oppose the resolu
tion to the bitter end.
Mr. Chandler, Republican, of New Hamp
shire, suggested that the best course to pur
sue was to postpone the resolution until
legitimate debate ou the repeal hill was o
hausted. Mr. Wolcott, republican, of Colorado said
it Is true that by tonic sudden and Inap
plicable change votes on tiie question of the
admission of the senators from these state .
underwent a complete metamorphosis, but
Ilie many other marvelous changes iu the.
senate in the last few months, notuing could
be gained by inquiring into it. Tho-ii
changes reminded film of the utterances of
fcancho Pana. tfiat "every man is as Jod
hath made him and oftentimes a great deal
Mr. Wolcott could not conceive how the
people of these siate-, in view of the resolu
tion which the senator Irom Idaho had in
troduced, can now fall to perform their
functions. They will yet have time to be
represented on this boor when tho vo'c
comes. "It may have been," said Mr. Wol
cott. "that some of these claimants forseats
would have been admitted had their politics
been different or had the question before
the senate been different."
The senators from those states could be
sent to the senate in time to vote in spite of
the cruel and unusual hours to which the
senate was subjected, cruel and unusual in
view of the offer wlilcn was fairly made
that if the advocates of repeal would em
brace cloture they could have a vote upon
it. The opponents of repeal knew that tho
democratic side of the senate did not favor
cloture. On the republican side, outside of
the silver senator.', there were many sena
tors who did not favor cloture.
Mr. Aldricb, republican, of Rhode Island,
asked whether the senator from Colorado
spoke for all the senators who sympathized
with him upon the silver question when he
said that a vote could be had ou a cloture
Mr. Wolcott said ho did not speak for all
of them; be spoke for many, but bo was safo
in saying that if tho senator from Rhode Is
land wanted a vole on cloture he could have
it infinitely more quickly than be could
havo a vote on a repeal bill. If the senate
was not to have cloture there should not bo
any cruel or unusual hours interposed. The
senate was having them now.
Discussion followed by A Id rich. Gorman.
wooicou anu otuers, wnen tiie repeal mil j
was taken up. and Mr. Pasco democrat,
from Florida addressed the senate. He said
the Sherman law ought never to have been j
enacted (for the silver purchase system was i
a false one) and should he repealed.
Mr. Poller, republican, of Colorado, then
addressed the sente on the repeal bilL Be
fore be concluded his remarks the senate
went into executive session and soon after
In the house on the 37th the federal elec- -
tlon debate was resumed. Only two speeches
, were delivered today ono by Mr. Lawson
of Georgia and the other by Mr. Daniels of
Now York. Doth wore confined largely to
tho constitutional phases of tho situation
and created neither excitement nor popular
Interest. Mr. Lawson's argument was from
I the standpoint of states rights. "In my
j judgment." he began, "tho" democrats of tho
! house present one of the most sublime spec
j tacles to be wltnosed by freemen. The suc
cesses oft ho democratic party have been
I coequal with thu best days of the republic,
I and now It is found opposing theso laws be-
cause they threaten the libertlesof the peo
ple. The rhapsodies of Mr. Brown yesterday
j were not effective because they were uot iu
support of laws that strike at the founda
tion of liberty. Tho-thcory ot this goveru
; ment is that if the people are not abloto
I govern themselves it hi a failure. Other
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luuiiirivs uru j; urui'u ujr i.....?, kins ...jmu-
try by tho people."
lie went on to draw very clearly tho lim
itations of the functions of the federal and
state governments, ea-h supremo within Its
sphere. This claim In now.se argued weak
ness in cither, lie nrocceded, exhaustively
, Into tho history of the adoption ot the
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election laws were passed to show that the
construction placed upon them was unwar
ranted. Although the supremo court bus
fielded them to ho constitutional tho laws
had I con carried to the highest tribunal,
tho will ot tho people at tho ballot box. and
tho decision of that, court bad been re
versed. The decision of the people should
he carried out. by their repeal in order that
the indcpondeiue of the states might not bo
crushed at some future time by oven more
Mr. Daniels or New York, who followed
Mr. Lawson Snonnosition. argued that the
election laws were aiisolutely necessary to
obtain honesty and i-evurity at congression
al and presidential elections. Not until Mr.
Cleveland was nominated at Chicago was
there an vmo.cmoiit to repeal them. Mr.
Daniels defended the course of John 1. Dav
enport, hut de -hired that If lie had abused
hisotliceit coultPuot he adduced as an ar
gument for the repeal of tho federal elec
In tho senate on the Ctth the repeal bill
was takeu up. Mr. Hoar, republican of
Massachusetts, sent up to the desk and had
lead an editorial from the Icorja Journal
in relation to the controversy and tho part
taken bv Mr. Krnetseydof r.ngland in tho
legislation of isTJ. Tho Journal printed
what purported to he a quotation from
Hooper's speech lu the house of representa
tlvo to contradict the letter of Mr. Seyd.
-This quotation quotes the words, referring
to Mr. Seyd, "who is now here." attributing
them to Mr. Hooper. Mr. Hoar had that
part of Mr. Hoopers speech read from tho
Congressional Record, in which the words,
"who is now here." did not appear. These
words, said Mr. Hoar, were a deliberate,
tioiuut. audacious, unscrupulous and Infa
Mr. Cullom. republican of Illinois, knew
tho editor of the Journal. Mr. ltarnes, and
while ho was astonished at tho misquota
tion, ho was sure Mr. llarnes was not per
sonally responsible for tho forgery in the
sense of having committed it or being cog
nizant of It.
Mr. Teller also knew Mr. Rarnes and felt
sure ho would be guilty of no Improper con
duct iu connection with the .statement.
Thu debate continued for more than an
hour, ami then Mr. Peffer. populist, of Kun
sas, addressed the senate, lie sent to tho
desk and had read tho letter of the presi
dent to Governor Northcn of Georgia. Tho
letter did not dissipate, said Mr. Peffer. tho
confusion in tho public mind as to the presi
dent's real opinion ou the money question.
He might he a moiiomctallist. lie might ho a
himetallist, but there was nothing In his let
ter to show what kind of a metallist he was.
There is hut one thing the president In
sisted upon and that was the repeal of the
Sherman law. While pretending to lie a bi
metallism as a number of senators pretend
ed to be; while pretending that ho favored
the use of gold and sliver, tho president
made It plain, if anything in the letter was
plain, thut he would measiiro gold by a gold
standard, while history had been just the
rexerse. Gold had' lieen measured by the
silver standard and Mr. Peffer insisted that
tho system had not been changed so far as
concerned the law. Mr. Peffer said his
amendment, which is tho pendlngouo. would
give tho country bimetallism.
"Whenever the administration, repre
sented by its friends upon this floor, "de
clared Mr. Peffer, "are ready to accept the
pending amendment or some other amend
ment which will bring about tho restoration
of the law of 1&7, they can pass the repeal
bill in twenty-five miuutes. 1 do not believe
there Is a senator here who would care to
say one word more additional if only tho
chairman of the committee on finance would
indicate to us that they are ready to accept
that compromise. Then wc could shako
hands across the bloody chasm, pass tho hill
and take a rest for a week or two. Speaking
for myself and the people I represent, that
is the only compromise we offer or will ac
cept. Anything less than that would be a
Views of Congressman llryan.
Washington, Sept. 2'X Congressman
l.ryan has announced that he will at
tend the Nebraska state convention,
not to seek personal endorsement, but
to aid in giving .expression to the sen
timent of the party on the question
now considered by him as paramount
to all others.
Asked for an expression of his views,
he said: "I shall attend the state con
vention, not to secure personal endorse
ment, but as a delegate from Lancaster
county to assist in giving expression to
the sentiment of the party on the now
paramount question. I hope personal
questions will not enter into the mat
ter. Our party in Nebraska has suffered
enough from personal feuds. We have
now a question of principle at stake
which rises above individuals. Our
platform declares for the repeal of the
Sherman law and the restoration of
free coinage. The president has con
strued that to mean a demand for un
conditional repeal. Many democrats
in the house and senate, especially
from the south and west, coustrue the
platform to demand a restoration of
tree coinage with the repeal. No one
will assert that the president has the
exclusive rfcht to construe the plat
form upon so vital a qu 'stion; every
democrat is cntit'cil to his opinion.
The democrats of the cast have met and
endorsed the president's construction.
If our people agree with that construc
tion, they ought to s-iy so. They owe
it to the president If they do not eon
cur in thj president's eonstruction.they
owe it to the ret of the country to ex
"It is no reflection upon the honesty
of the president to lay that on this
great question he is mistaken; he is not
infallible any i sore than other men; he
certainly does not demand snch hom
age. It he ts i I'stiken we can better
show our dcvot.o 1 to democratic prin
ciple by dis u u j rather than by
bervile a qt . Mice. The president's
messairo math t .o silver question para
mount for thu present, and it is our
duty to express our real sentiments? It
is the jtnSgm -. ff many democrats in
the house aud senate and I fully share
the opinion .iat unconditional repeal,
unless follow d by a'liirmative action
on behalf of s .vcr (w.i cli from all ap
pearances is not intended), means the
disintegration of the democratic party
in the south r n:l west. I may. as Mr.
Castor suggc ts. have a few to stand
with me in the fight, but if I stand
alone I shall make tiie light. I would
be ungrateful for the honors the party
has bestowed upon me if I deserted it
in this hour of party danger and shall
make any sacrifice necessary in its be
half. You may say that I will be pres
ent. The discussion of the election
laws will continue till October 9, so
that there is nothing in the house which
demands our attendance, and I have my
committee work in shape for a short
Harder on Contractors.
Washington, Sept 20. In conse
quence of new restrictions for conduct
ing official trial trips of naval vessels,
contractors will find it more difficult in
future to earn premiums for excess of
speed. Beginning with the Montgom
ery, soon to be tried, the contractor's
will not be permitted to maintain a
boiler pressure above 5 per cent in ex
cess of standard pressure. Heretofore
the contractors in their eagerness to
earn the highest possible premium for
speed have carried steam to a danger
ously high pressure.
GALLANT FRANCIS .
How He Koconstracted Ancient Halloing
Into tho Modern Foatalaebleaa.
Tho modern Fontaiuobleau dates
from tho gallant knight errant Fran
cis I. A giant among his courtiers,
a graceful horseman, an export
wrestler, a dexterous swordsman.
Francis was hailed as tho glass ot
fashion and tho mirrcr of chivalry,
iays the Edinburg Review. Succood
ing to tho throno at a moment whoa
tho young nobility of Franco wore
wearied of tho econoirftos of "Lo Bon
Koi Louis Douzo." he enjoyed tho
means as woll as tho opportunity of
indulging his lovo of lavish display.
Deeply read in chivalric romances,
he had framed to himself an idqal of
a knightly king, aud, in tho opinion
of his tlattoroi'S ho united thelovo of
glory andJnighbrcd courtesy of Ro
land witsf tho virtues ojr tho moat
s do Gaulo.
r rancos an
him who w
tho truo crea-
ovfn-yr.'hoto hisalamaudor atxireara
tiBOii tho waller ceilings and q wood
work. comjaemoratin'r tbf vic
tories of tiro king to ftbm had
yielded thfmrbeur of the
eagles ofho Germans,
Urses atrox, aquiltcqu'Cves, ot
Cesserunt tlainm-u hdi. Salammuratum
It was FraneijK who roconsMictcd
the nnciont bujnlings and adMd ton
fold to thoir extent and dfcorativo
splendor. Vast sums of nflnoy woro
expended on tho palacy which. he
called Mnon Fontainobloau," his bo
lovod "Chez Moi," and which was now
transformed from a foudul castlo into
la vario maison des Rois," to quoto
tho words of Napoleon I., "la do
iueuro des hicclos."
All tho foreos which had 'rovolu-,
tionized society woro reflected lit
tho changes clTectcd at Fontaiuo
bleau. Italian influences, graco and
refinement of manners, rovcrenco for"
classical antiquity everything, in
short, that inspired tho renaissanco
movement aro imprinted on tho
style and tho form of tho architue
turo and tho decoration.
Ailmlfitt tie Horsey aud the Sentry.
When Admiral do Ilorsoy. who
some years ago had command of tho
British licet in the Paoiile, was tho
admiral of tho North Atlantic
squadron, ho was ono evening dining
on shore at Port Royal. Jamaica. On
returning to his Hag-ship ulono after
dinner, his way to tho boat led
across tho barrack squaro. A black:
sentry, of ono of the West India
regiments, halted him at tho gato
with, "Who goes dar?" Great was
the admiral's annoyanco" to find ho
had neglected to got tho pass-word
before leaving tho ship. "That's
all right," ho said carclossly, hoping
to overcomo tho man's scruples by
indifference; "you know who I am."
Dunno nobody, stir," replied tho
nigger, pompously; "you can'tf go in
dar." "Why. I'm Admiral do
Ilorsoy." "Well, you can't go in, I
don't caro if you's Admiral do
Ilnrrahln In Many Land.
It is not goncrally known that few
words can boast of so remote and
widely extended prevalence as
"hurrah." In India and Coy loir
"ur-ro!" which scorns to bo a form of
hurrah," is used by tho mahouts
and attendants on the baggage
elephants. Tho Arabs and cauiol
drivers of Kgypt, Palestine and
Turkey encourage their animals to
renewed ctTort by cries of "ar-rc,
ar-rc!' Tho Spanish Moors use
something of tho samo expression.
In Franco tho sportsman excites the
hounds by his shouts of "Hare,
haro!" and wagoners turn their
horses by crying "Harbauh!" Irish
and Scottish herdsmen shout "Hur
rish. hurrish!" to thoir cattle Tho
exclamation is thought to bo a cor
ruption of the old Norse battle cry
Learned by Kxporlcncr.
A certain judge in Chicago, who
rather prides himself "on his vast and
varied knowledge of law, was com
pelled not long ago to listen to a case
that had been appealed from a justico
of tho peace. The young practi
tioner who appeared for tho appel
lant was long and tedious; ho brought
in all the elementary text-books and
quoted the fundamental propositions
of law. At last, the judge thought
it was timo to mako an effort to hurry
him up. "Can't we assume," ho said,
blandly, "that tho court knows a
little law itsolf?" "That's tho very
mistake I made in tho lower cour.t."
answered tho young man, "I don't
want to let it defeat mc twice."
An Electric Stump-Puller.
Space for a fort on a hill near Lon
don is being cleared of tree stumps
by an electric root grubber or stump
puller. Tho dynamo for supplying
the current is about two milos from
the hill. The current is taken by
overhead wires on telegraph poles to
the motor on the grubber carriage
By means of belting and suitablo
gearing the motor drives a capstan
upon which are coiled a few turns of
wiro rope. A heavy chain is attached
to the tree roots, and as the rope ex
erts its force the roots corao up
quietly one after tho other.
Swiss Telegraphs unit Telephones.
Tho telegraph and telephone lines
of Switzerland aro owned and operated
by the government There arc 1,411
telegraph ofiiccs and 12,595 telophono
offices. Tho profits derived from
them amount to more than $250,000
A Proud Father.
Forrester What's the. matter with
Jones? He never sneaks to a body
Lancaster Of course not. Their
new baby weighed fifteen pounds.
Things Had Altered.
Wife I thought I was tho only
woman you ever loved.
Husband That's what I told you,
darling, before I married you; and it
was truo then. Truth.
Pony What docs your
Hackney Two eighty.
Pony Oh, that's too weighty for
tr -. .
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