Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 23, 1895, Part III, Image 17
PART III. THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE PAGES 17 TO 2O , - 4 * * * + * * * * + * * * * + * * ESTABLISHED JUXJE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , SUNDAY MOllNIiJSra , JUSTE 23 , 1895 TWEKTY PAGES. SING-LE COPY 3TIVE CENTS. HERE'S ANOTHER. By far the largest crowd of people ever gathered together under one roof in this city were at our grand opening sale yesterday. From the time the doors were first opened in the morning until after ten at night the store was one continual jam of eager buyers buyers who needed not to be experts to see the wonder ful values for the prices were a revalation--nothing like them had ever been seen here before nothing like them had been thought possible. But there are bigger surprises in store for you for if you come Monday and this week you will find that nothi" ; , s impossible to the New York Store Hosiery and Underwear We make1 Ifiosc. the lowest prices on the beat , newest ami freshest goods every olio a Jilg bargain. Ladles' Black Hose 5c. Over 200 dozen black Hose of the lOc grade go on solo at only Cc a pair this week. Fast Black Hose Sic. They are cotton ; they are fast black ; the flnost bargain for the money ever shown In Omaha. Ladles' Seamless Hose 15c Wo guarantee them to be absolutely fast and worth every cent of 23c ; our price Is only IGc. Ladles' Summer Vests 4c. At less than Jialf value wo ought to have no trouble of disposing of these at" 4c. 8c , lOc , 15c , 25c. Perfect Summer Corsets 38c. You pay 65c for this same Corset ; light and airy , perfect titling , the Cor set we sell for 3Sc. Men's Blak Hose Sic. Wo make this price on IIoso that re tail the world over at IGu to get ac quainted with the men. Men's Bnlbrlftunn Shirts 25c" . Your choice of over 10Q dozen flno Dalbrlggan Shirts and Drawers at 25c each. Men's Negligee Shirts 39c. There's not a better Slilrt for 7Ec than the ono wo sell for 39e ; Just the thing for summer. Men's Suspenders lOc Silk flnlB.1i Suspenders ; almost llko giv ing them away to sell them at lOc a pair. New York Store Silks- . . - We are making a bid for your trade , and whllo we make price on object , wo don't lose sight of the quality. Fine China Silks 19c. We give you your choice of over 50 pieces of China Slik suitable for fancy work at 19c a yard. Fine Wash Silks 2nc. Never In your life did you buy any thing anywhere near as good as these Wash Silks at 2Gc. Oooc ! Taffeta Silks 59c. Beautiful checks many new designs even at the price of D9c , which Is way be low value. Fine Taffeta Silks 68c. There never was n finer assortment of novelties In checks and stripes than these at CSc. Elegant Taffeta Silks 89c. Patterns of the latest and most ap proved designs ; the most sought aflcr line In the city. Finest Taffeta Silks 98c. In checks , stripes and figures , a beau tiful line of colors to select from ; our price , 38c. New York Store Wash Dress Goods- Wo Intend to have n largo sllco of the trade In Omaha If prices are any Inducement. What of these ? Jlna DPJSS Chillis 2Jc. You have been paying all the way from Gc to 8c for the very same goods hat we sell for Z c Fnst Color Dimities 8Jc. Deaiitiful goods , In all the very latest patterns. The price .should almost clean us out of them. Novelty Dress floods 8jc. The very latest summer styles ; all other stores retail them for 16o to 20c ; our price Is French Wool Chatlls 19c. In both light and dark grounds ; tlie most varied assortment of patterns ever shown at 19c. Staple Checked ( ilnghams 3c. Go and Go Is the price the world over for these , but wo make the price 3c because wo want to see you. Fine Outing Flannel , 3c. Good quality light and dark Outing Flannel ; a big lot of It on sale now nt only 3'/4c a yard. Elegant Shirting Percales 3c. Every piece waranted fast color ; you have hundreds of pieces to cheese from ; our price Is only New York Store Towels and Sheeting Every nook and corner In the store Is loaded with many a bargain bargains that you cannot afford to miss. 1'nro Linen Towels lOc. These are large size , elegant Towels , and we have plenty of them to go around nt lOc a Towel. Knotted Fringe Towels 25c. The finest Towels In the land , with fancy knotted fringe , will bo on sale for only 25c a Towel. wanted the president to adopt the most extreme - tremo measures as to the carrying on of the war. I was a little more conservative , and the large conservative element of the dis trict rnado mo their candidate. The result was that I was nominated , and the opposing democratic candidate was an editor , who was then In jail on account of disloyalty. Ho had been ordered there by Secretary Stanton , and the Issue was a straight one of for the union or against It. VOTING IOWA SOLDIERS IN THE FIELD. "You can hardly Imagine today the situ ation In 1S02-C3 , " Senator Allison continued. "The democratic party was strong and the republican party had been depleted by the volunteers for the war , which had , you know , been called for again and again. "In organizing my regiment for the army I noticed that nine-tenths of them were re publicans , and In looking over the congres sional field I found that If all these votes were to bo lost I would probably be defeated. The men were to EO away to the field In a few days. If I could have their votes I would bo elected. How to get them I did not know. I worried over the matter , and finally decided that If their' votes could be taken In the field It would save not only this congressional district to the republican party , but others In different parts of Iowa. It was then a recess of the legislature , bow- over , and such a measure would require legis lative action. I concluded to go to Governor Klrkwood and get him to call an extra scis sion. I dIJ so , spending all the night on the train to go from Dubuque to Davenport. There was no direct road then , and I had to go out Into Illinois and there connect with the Chicago , Uurllngton & Qulncy and coino back. I presented the situation to the governor. I tolil him that It was cer tain that Wilson could not be elected and I Joubted whether I could be , but that my chances were better than his. Governor Klrkwood dIJ not think the matter so seri ous at first , but upon my showing him the real status of affairs he said that If I would go and get a letter from Senator Grimes ad vising the matter ho would call the extra session. Klrkwood had a great respect for GrimeJudgment. . I then went to see Grimes , He lived at Uurllngton and I walked from the train to his liou. = e. I was told ho was down In the city. I looked him up anl found him In a grocery store owned by a young man named Gear , the same young man who has Just been elected from my state to take Wilson's place In the United States eenate. Well , I presented the situation to Senator Grimes. He laughed at first , but I soon allowed him that I was right , and ho said : " 'Well , If that Is so. and I think It Is , we will certainly lose two districts In congress If the governor does not call an extra ses sion. If I were him I would not hesitate a moment. I would not only call a session , but I would make this the basis of the call. ' "Hero I saw my chance , and said : " 'Governor Klrkwood pent me to you to find out what you thought about the matter , and to bring him an answer. Now , if you think that there should oe an extra cession he would llki to know It , and I would llko to carry him a note from you saying so. ' "Senator Grimes then gave mo a note to Governor Klrkwood stating that I bad called upon him about the matter and that I was very much alarmed over the situation. In this note he wrote about as follows : 'I am more sanguine as to the patriotism of the people of Iowa than Allison , but I think that the situation Is such that an extra session of the legislature ought to be called upon this question. The expenses of such a meetIng - Ing will be a liigatello In comparison with the great Issues Involved. ' "I took this note back to Governor Klrk wood. He called a meeting of the legisla ture , and our soldiers were voted In the field. We tent , I think , three commissioners , and their votes were taken and returned , and through this we got a republican delegation from Iowa In congress , and I was one of the members. Soon after this , I think , " said Senator Allison , "the other states of the north adopted the same rule as to taking the votes of the soldiers In the field , but I be lieve that Iowa wag the first to attempt this , and that I may. to a certain extent , be called the author of the movement. At any rate , It , wa through tbli tbat I came to congreiv , Oood Toweling 2Sc. Nearly 100 pieces of this Toweling , that you Invariably pay Go for , go ou sale only 2ic. Linen Toweling GJc. All linen Toweling , the kind you've been paying lOc for , goes wltJi us at CV c a yard 4-4 Brown Sheeting 3 3-4c. Yard wide Brown Sheeting , of very good quality , will be on sale now at only 3ic a yard. Fine 4-4 Sheeting 5c. Very fine quality Sheeting all you want of It , if you como early , at only Gc a yard. New York Store Millinery The newest and latest-novelties In the city Just arrived from Now York and Parisian markets ; 1,000 doren Flowers , large assortment. ' Flowers lOc. Hyacinths , daisies , bluetts , forget-me- nets , are worth from 50c to 75c ; our price , lOc. Flowers 19c. Roses , violets , lilacs , popples ; goods that bell everywhere In the city at $1.00 and $1.25 ; our price , 19e. ' Flowers 25c. A largo assortment of Flowers , all colors and styles , sold at $1.25 and $1.50 ; our price , 25c. Sailor Hats 9c. Sailors , sold everywhere . . . nt - GOc - . , our price , 9o Sailor Hats 19c. Sailors , sold everywhere at 7Gc , our price , 19c. Leghorn Hots $1.00. Leghorns , sold everywhere In the city at $2.00 , our price , $1.00. Leghorn Hats 75c. Leghorns , sold everywhere In the city at $1.50 , our price , 7Gc. Leghorn Hats 35c. Leghorns , sold everywhere In the city at $1.00 , our price , 35c. New York Store Ladies' Shoes-- All our shoes were bought before the rise In leat'ner , and we offer the biggest bargains for men , misses and ladles. Ton Oxfords 49c. Women's hand turned Tan Oxfords , worth from $1.00 to $1.25 , now less than It costs to make them , 49c. Ton Oxfords JJ.98. Women's Vlcl Kid Tan Oxfords , new razor toe , a shoe that sells at any store for $3.00 , now , Just to make our shoe department popular , $1.98. Ladies' Oxfords 58c. Women's hand turned Oxfords , both plain and patent leather tips , worth $1.00 to $1.50 , now 58c. Dongola Oxfords 89c. Women's hand turned Dongola Ox fords , ncedlo tee , would be a snap at $1.25 ; come early before they are gone. Prince Alberts $1.39. Women's dongola Prince Alberts , with the new needle too and large buttons , very swell ; you can't touch this In Omaha for double the money. Ubngoln Jutlcttcs $1.75. Women's dongola Jullettcs , a shoe Uiat would cost you any way $3.00 In any other store. time to time. Dut the main lines of division will bo the same. " THE SILVER QUESTION. "How about the silver question ? What do you think of this little yellow book which Is known as 'Coin's Financial School ? ' " "I have read It , " replied Senator Allison. "It Is an Interesting book and It Is creating something of a sensation In the west. It is full of half truths. It is not a fair book , by any means , and it will not bear Investigation. The last chapter. In which It pretends testate state how wo could maintain our gold with the free coinage of sliver Independent of similar action on the part of the nations of Europe , falls utterly , and the author goes off Into a denunciation of England and the English to blind his readers as to the weak ness of his argument. As to the silver move ment In the west , I think the force of it Is somewhat exaggerated. The people of the United States will not act hastily about such an Important matter , and the bimetallism which wo want Is one which shall bo reached through International agreement. " In speaking further about silver the senator referred to the speeches which ho had made during the present year and stated that they contained his exact position as to silver and gold. His talk , however , was more of a personal chat than an Interview for publica tion , and the part of it relating to himself was most Interesting. WHY HE REFUSED THE TREASURY. Referring to his modest statement about the presidency , Senator Allison's conduct In the past has shown that he has again and again refused high offices , and I believe that the bee of official ambition buzzes less closely about him than about any other public man now named as a presidential candidate. He has several times refused to go Into the cabinet , Garfleld at one time offered him the portfolio of the Interior , and at another , I am told , he Intended to glvo him the Treasury department. He refused to take the portfolio of the treasury upon the organization of President Harrison's cabinet. During my talk with him I asked him why he had so persistently re fused to leave the senate for the cabinet. He replied that his 'duty to his state and his friends at the time these positions were offered him demanded such an action and that ho did not regret having done things which he could not help. Ho did not want the Interior department , and It was through his Influence that General Garfleld gave that position to Samuel J. Klrkwood. At the time that Harrison offered to make him secretary of the treasury General Clark- son was spoken of for a cabinet position , and Mr. Allison would not accept a position which was likely .to cause trouble In his own party , especially when the people of his state felt that ho ought to remain in the senate. GEAR ON ALLISON. In closing this article I would state that whether Allison wants to bo a presidential candidate or not there Is no doubt but that Iowa will present his name In the next na tional convention. After leaving him I crossed the street to the Portland Flats and called upon Iowa's new senator. Governor Gear. I told him of the above remark of Senator Allison and he replied : "I believe Senator Allison Is honest In his statement that ho has no presidential ambitions. That will not affect Iowa , however. It will surely present his name to the convention , and It seems to me that he stands as good a chance to be the next president as any man In the United States. He comes from the right part of the country the west. He Is right on all questions , and he has proved himself a eafe , conservative , and at tbe same time able statesman. " "Dut. Senator Gear , " said I , "It Is said that Allison Is too conservative. He Is charged with being alwaja on the fence , and his opponents say that he Is afraid. " "That la not true , " eald Senator Gear. "There U nothing of the coward about Alli son. He Is cautious , but not cowardly. He has a fctlff backbone In him , end when tht occasion demands he always shows that he has convictions , and .the courage to support them. There ISTIO man In the United .States better fitted , by liU wide experience and bj his dealing with public affairs , to be president of the United States , For the last thirty- two years he has been In public life. He knows the country , Its needs and Its men. New York Store Dress Goods- Ours Is without question the best se lected and latest style Dress Goods In the city Hcsldes , every piece Is new and fresh. 35c Silk Finished Henriettas Omaha houses have always sold them for GCo and never lower than GOc ; all our price , 35c. Jamestown Silk Mixtures J VC Elegant goods goods that arc so well known that our price of 39c will move them very fast. All Wool Serges OV C All the new shades , 40 Inches wide ; you have been paying 75c for them ; our price , 39c. Jamestown Silk Mixtures 49c These are Hie finest Silk Mixtures ever shown by any one , and at 49c we won't be selling them long. Arnold's Finest Henriettas 68c Full 46 Inches wide and In all the new colors ; the Omaha price has been $1.00 , our price G8c. He Is now GO years old , but he does not look to bo more than GG , and ho is In prime physical condition. " CO.V .V V J11A 1.1 Tl I'.S. Ida D. Wells , famous for her crusade against lynchlngs In the south , will be mar ried In Chicago June 27 to Ferdinand L. Barnett - nett , an attorney of that city. Miss Helen Cusack , a Chicago girl and well known newspaper writer , was married Satur day In New York to S. S. Carvalho , pub lisher of the New York World. Carl Drowne did not marry that "any woman" on the steps of the capital as he promised , but he quietly went on * and mar ried Coxey's daughter , Mamie , the "Goddess of Peace. " What wlth he advent of the new woman and a threatened rise of 25 per cent In the price of chamber suits , a period of unprece dented dullness In the honeymoon business Is prophesied. The report that Miss Wlllard Is lo bo mar ried to an Englishman of wealth and promi nent In reform work , is revived. It looks as though Miss Wlllard will have to enter the state of wedlock In self-defense , and to stop talk. talk.The The new man has arrived at Eldora , la. Rev. W. B. Washburn , a Unlvcrsallst min ister , It Is announced , will begin suit against Mrs. Fannie Wlsner for breach of promise. He places the damage to his heart at $50- 000. 000.A A new club has Just been organized among the senior law students of the University of Michigan , known as the "Quick Marry club. " On Joining each member swears solemnly ho will marry within a year , or at least make two matrimonial applications. Anthony J. Drexel Illddlo of Philadelphia , who married Mlas Cordelia R. Ilradley of Plttsburg on the llth , presented to his bride as wedding gifts , besides Jewels of great value and a check for $90,000 , tontine Insur ance policies on his life written in her favor to the amount of $500,000. Princess Heleno's wedding veil Is to bo of Caen lace , which Is rarely seen except on the caps of Norman peasant widows. The thread Is of flax , ind spun only In Normandy. This lace was worn by Marie Antoinette as trimming for her neckerchiefs when t > hp posed as a rural damsel at the I'ctlt Trianon. Marriage Is going more and more out of fashion In U-rlln. The annual statistics for 1891 show that the number of marriage's has decreased from 17,810 In 1890 to 16,955 In 1S93 , and 16,820 in 1894 , despite' the In crease In population of about 35,000. The rate Is now nineteen and three-fourth mar riages for each 1,000 of population , whereas but four years ago It was twenty-three. Hard times accounts for the phenomenon more than anything else. At a dinner , when Mr. and Mrs. Joseph II. Clioute sat at the came table , Mr. Clioate was asked whom he would prefer to be If ho couldn't be hlnuelf. He hesitated a mo ment , when his eyes fell on Mrs. Clioate , who sat at the other end of the table lookIng - Ing at him with Intense humor and Interest depicted In her face , and he suddenly re plied : "If I could not be myself , I would llko to be Mrs. Choate's second husband. " Near Gainesville , Ga. , a newly married couple on the train the other day attracted a good deal of attention at a station by their peculiar behavior. A lady got on ihu train at a station and took a seat In front ' ! Hum. Scarcely was she seated before they com menced making remarks about her wearing last season's hat and dress. She was severely criticised by them for some moments. Presently the lady turned around. She noticed at a glance that the bride was older than the groom , and without the least resent ment In her countenance she said : "Mudam. will you please have your son to close the Alndow behind you ? " The son closed Ms mouth Instead and tbe madam did not giggle again. George Davenport of St. Joseph , Mil. , Is to be married to his wife for the second time In a few days. They were married before the war , but when he enlisted his wife beard tbat be was killed and married again. He New York Store Notions- Pins lc Needles , per paper lo Thlmblu 10 Corset Laces , per pair lc Spool Thrc.ul y. . . . lo Rubber Tip Pencls lo Six Envelopes. lo Six Sheets Paper lc 1 dozen Safety Pins 3c 100 yards Spool Slik 3o Sewing Thread 4o Ilest Rubber Go Silk Elastic lOc Shoe Strings , per bunch EC Handkerchiefs lo Hotter Ones 2c Ladles' Fine Handkerchiefs 4c Combs 3c Combs 5c Hair Pins , bunch lc Hat Strings 3c Pearl Buttons Go Dress Iluttons Co Dross Uuttons 3o And 1,000 other articles. New York Store Carpets- If you need Carpets now Is the time to buy , at our opening sale. We guarantee to save you 35 per cent. i Hr * 15th and GLIMPSES OF A BUSY LIFE Outlines of the Career of Senator William B. Allison of Iowa. RECOLLECTIONS OF ANTE-BELLUM POLITICS Notnblo I'liblio llvcnts In Which Ho Acted 'an liuuornble Tart Party rrmpucU nnil ' tlio Flnuiiclnl yiicstloii-Tlio Sena tor's Washington Home. ( Copyrighted by Frnnk d. Carpenter , 1805. ) 'WASHINGTON , D. C. , June 20. I spent an evening not long ago with Senator Wil liam D. Allison. He lives on Vermont avenue , wlth'ln a three minutes' walk of the whlto bouse. In one of the most fashionable parts j/llv / the city. The bouses about bis Washington home are comparatively new , but nearly every one of them has a famous resident and each of the older places has had Its history. Just above Is the red brick btmso' which Justin S. Morrlll , the oldest man. In < tbe . .United States senate , has oc cupied for years. Just below Is the big btlck In which Secretary Charles Foster lived when bo.yas carrying the burden of the United States treasury and a secret load of personal financial ruin through the smiles ind quirks of Washington society. Across the way , on the corner of Fourteenth street , Is * the old home of General Deb Schenck , now changed Into a fiat with a flower store and a wine shop In the basement. In the block below lives Senator McMillan of Michi gan In an $50.000 brick mansion , and around the corner on Massachusetts avenue are the houses of a bakers' dozen of supreme court justices , famous senators and rich literary men. Senator Allison's house Is otio of the plainest of the neighborhood. It Is a white , three-story brick , built In the conventional style , with a big parlor In the front , a library at the back and a dining room somewhere In the rear. It is well furnished and Its walls are covered with choice engravings and good paintings. SENATOR ALLISON IN 1895. U was In the library tbat I met the sena tor. He Is ono of the healthiest looking men in public life. He Is now CO , but he Is In splendid condition , both physically and In tellectually and I might also say psychically. He has always cultivated looking at matters In a common-sense , conservatl > e way and while he has been a hard worker and fairly good liver , his life has been an even one. and be has not allowed the chase of the dollar nor the ambitions of politics to contract and distort Mi fcoul. Ho is clear-headed and clean. Always well dressed , he makes you think of a New York club man or banker rather than of the average American states man. His black clothes are well cut and the linen of his shirt and his broad , ex pansive collar , which exceeds even that of William M. Evarts In size , la of the finest material and as white as tbe driven enow. His hair within the last year has perceptibly whitened and Is fast becoming Iron gray. His eye , however. Is bright , and the rosy corpuscles that shine through his fair skin show tbat Ills blood Is full of Iron. He has n strong face. Ills forehead Is very broad and above the average height. His nose Is largo and his mouth and lower Jaw are In dicative of determination and will. He Is a good ctory teller and be has a hearty laugh. Ills voice Is deep and strong. Ills words como slowly , but he seldom makes a mis take and the sentences of bis private con versation ere almost as rounded at those Mhlch lie delivers on the floor of the senate. He was ilttlng at a tablet with a box of cigars and ol pile of papers beside him when I called and he smoked as be talked. VALUABLE HISTORICAL PAPERS. As I looked at tbe papers I tbougbt of a call I recently made on Senator John Sher man , jraoia 1 found workjog over the manu scripts of his past , and I asked Senator Allison what had been his habit In regard to keeping papers and data concerning the historic event of which he has formed so great a part. Ho replied that he had pre served some letters , but that he had never kept a dally Journal. "I am sorry , " said he , "that I have never kept a diary. I have kept papers some what and I have a large amount of corre spondence scattered through my boxes. I may write my memoirs In my old age. I Imagine It would be rather pleasant work. My attention was called to It by the recent death of my colleague , Senator Wilson. I had to wrlto something concerning him and It was In doing this that the past came up before me. For thirty years back I have known every man who has been connected with our public affairs. I have known the Insldo of things and the motives of our great men. I have been , as It were , be hind the scenes , and there are many things that have never been published which , It seems to me , would make interesting reading. I am not thinking of writing now , and I don't know that I ever will write. But the task strikes mo as a pleasant one. " THE CONVENTION OF 1860. "Tell me , senator , about your first connec tion with politics. " "I can glvo you my first political office , " ' replied Senator Allison. "It was as ono of the tally secretaries of the convention of 1S60 , which nominated Lincoln. I was born and educated , you know , in Ohio , and after my graduation at the Western Reserve college - lego I began the practice of law at the little town of Ashland , somewhere near the center of the state. It was just about fifteen miles from Mansfield , whence John Sherman comes , and where the late Samuel J. Klrkwood used to practice law before ho went to Iowa. Iowa , you know , Is settled largely by Ohio people , and after I had practiced law for a tlmo at Ashland I got tbe western fever and went out there. This was In 1857. I was republican In my tendencies , and though I was practicing law I was much In terested In politics , and I was made one of the delegates to the convention In I860. "For some reason or other they made me ono of the tally clerks. I sat right In front of George Ashmun of Massachusetts , who was the prestJei.t of the convention , and I believe that I gave to him the first news of Lincoln's nomination. I kept footing up the figures as they came In. and some tlmo' be fore the members of the convention were aware of the fact I saw that Lincoln would be elected , and I turned about and told Mr. Ashmun the fact. A few moments later the convention realized it , and then ensued ono of the most wonderful scenes In our history. The convention was held In the old Wigwam In Chicago , and there were about 10,000 people present. When the vote was announced a scream went up from thousands of throats anl fully 1,000 bats \\ero thrown Into the air. U rained hats for several minutes after the announcement , and I can still see the hats rising and fall ing. The people lost control of tliom- selvej. and I have often wondered what became of those hats , for there was pot much possibility of recovering your hat In a mob tike that. " HOW HE CAME TO CONGRESS. "How did you happen 'b come to con gress , senator ? " "Well , " replied Senator Allison , "that Is something of a story. I don't think I was ambitious to bo a politician. I certainly made no effort to secure my first nomina tion , and It came about Indirectly through the Influence and prestige which I acquired by being the friend of Samuel J. Klrkwood , who was then governor of Iowa. As soon as he was elected ho put mo on his staff , and at tbe outbreak of the war he directed me to raise some regiments for the army. My territory was north Iowa , and I had or ganized three regiments along In 1861 , when I was taken sick , and * for a year I was un able to do anything. , As soon as I recov ered Governor Klrkwood put me again at work , and I raised three more regiments , or BX regiments in all. This was In 1862 , and It waa Just about the time of nominating members of congress. The candidate for tbe nomination of tbe republican party from our county was an extremely radical man. He wanted slavery , abolished at once , and and I have been here , with the exception of the two years , 1871 and 1872 , from that time to this. " DOES PUBLIC LIFE PAY ? "It Is nearly thirty-three years since you were first elected , senator. That Is a full generation. Now , look back , will you , over your career. Do you think It has paid you to be a public man ? " "I don't know , " replied Senator Allison , reflectively. "I have thought of It many times , and I have sometimes decided that It has not. It has been pleasant In many ways , but It bos often seemed to mo that It would have been better fqr me had I closed my public career with my term In tbe house. There Is really a great deal of hard work con nected with congress , and. my life In the senate has been one of hard work and much worry. When I left the house In 1S71 , twenty-four years ago , I was , you might say , at the beginning of my prime. Had I dropped politics and devoted myself to my profession of the law I would certainly be a much richer man than I am today. I think , perhaps , I would have been happier. " THE PRESIDENCY. "Still , senator , you have had nil that pub lic life gives to any ono , with the exception of the presidency , and you may have that. " "But I am not a candidate for the presi dency , " replied Senator Allison. "No ! No ! Not in any sense of the word ! I have never looked upon the white house as many other public men do. I doubt much concerning the happiness that Is supposed to come with the presidential office. I have knoyvn many presidents. I have been acquainted with them before they went Into ofllce , and have known them -after they came out. I have seen them go Into the white house happy and proud In their power and In their possi bilities ot' accomplishing great things. I have seen them como out disappointed and disgusted. I do not know that I would care for the presidency If I coujd have It. It Is certainly not a place that I would strive for. I am In the senate now , arid I feel that my state will probably keep lAe there as long as I desire to stay. My experience there Is worth something. I hardly feel that my work Is ended yet , and the "presidential posi tion should bo for the rounding out of one's career. The ex-president has no place to fill In our political activity , and , with the single exception , perhaps , of Johii Qulncy Adams , there are none of our presidents who have accomplished much of statesmanship after they have left the white house. It Is the general Idea that the presidency should bo a dignified monument of that which has been , and In a certain sense this Is right. " NO SECOND TERM. "But many presidents ) have had second terms , " said I. ' "I do not believe In that at all , " replied Senator Allison. "A president should not bo re-elected , and It would bo better for the country If this was a thoroughly understood fact. We are always bound to bo governed by one of three great parties. The presi dent Is the choice of one of these parties , and the man who strives for re-election Is tempted to use the machinery of the office for his own personal ends. In Justice to his party and to the country I do not think that a president can be a candidate for a second term. " THE REPUBLICAN OUTLOOK. "Speaking of parties , senator' what Is tbe outlook of the republican party today ? IE It healthy ? " "I think It Is In a perfectly healthy condi tion , " replied Senator Allison , "and I think there Is no doubt as to what It will do In the coming presidential campaign. It will bo united and I do not believe that there IB any doubt as to Its success. " "Do you not think there will soon be a change of parties In the United States ? Are not the east and the west drifting apart ? Will we not have a party of tbe east and the west ? " "No , I think not , " replied Senator Allison. "Tho democratic and the republican parties will bo the great political parties of the United States for years to come. They may change to a certain extent their lsues Irom believed his wlfo and child to bo dead ana never went bu.k to his old home , lie wandered to California , where he lived nearly th rty years and finally drifted Into the boldlers Homo nt Leavenworth. After leav ing the homo he went to St. Joseph. A few weeks ago he read an Item In a newspaper which convinced him that his son was alive. no went to Columbia and found that hla wire , too , was nllvo. It was some time before ho could convince her of his Identity , but she became convinced and they decided to ro. marry at once. A buxom couple appeared before the mayor of New York City ono day last week , bent on matrimony. When the mayor was about to begin the ceremony the bride asked for the book containing the marriage ceremony and scanned it over until she came to. the passage Love , honor ni.d obey. " The man tugged at the woman's dress and said : "Never mind. I .inline , now. You needn't do It anyhow when we are married. " The woman Ignored him and Bald : "Mr. Mayor , I wish you would leave the word 'obey' out when you marry us. " "Oh , that's all right , my dear , " sad the mayor. "No It Isn't ; It's all wrong" said the woman. "I hellevo In equal rights for both husband and wife , and that word obey Is a relic of barbarism. I Insist that It bo left out. " The mayor was very much amused , but ho let the bride have her war and the objectionable word was left out. Rev. George II. Emerson of Salem. Mass. . who Is now 70 years of age , has been the editor of The Christian Leader for thirty The West Preibyterlan church In New iork , formerly Dr. Paxton's , has unani mously called Rev. Anthony H. Evans ot Lockport. N. Y. , to the paHorato of the church at a salary of $10,000 a year. He has accepted. Rev. Peter Havermans of St. Mary's church , Troy , N. Y. , Is the oldest priest In active pastoral service In the United States If not In the world. He Is now In his 90th year and has Just celebrated the sixty-sixth anniversary of his ordination. The First Congregational church of Bridge port , Conn. , celebrated Its 200th anniversary last week. The great-great-grandfather of Chauncoy M. Depew was the first pastor , and had Mr. Dcpow been able ho would have been present at the exercises. The citizens of St. Ignace , Mich. , have de cided to honor the last resting place of Father Marquette with a monument befiting the courage and enterprise of the explorer and missionary , who In 1670 established his Jesuit college , military station and missionary head quarters there. Captain Thomas L. Henry , the once noted guerilla of Crlttcnden county , Kentucky , haa been a church member fourteen years. The other day ho knelt down In the duit , crying : "I am sanctified. " He now Intends to be come a preacher. Henry was wounded manr times , U a farmer and fairly well off. Jerome B. Stlllson , who started Mr. Moody on his evangelistic work , listened to him the other day In Rochester. Mr. Stlllson was at the tlmo a government contractor In Chicago , and found Mr. Moody giving out tracts In the lumber yards. He took him tea > a mission and got him Interested In actlvo Christian work. Mr. Moody at the tlmo was only 18 years of ago. Among the noted speakers at the Christian Endeavor convention In Boston will bo Rev. Drs. John Henry Barrows of Chicago , Teunls S. Hamlln of Washington , J. M , Buckley of this city , Bishop Samuel FallowH of Chicago , Rev. Dr. J. F. Cowan of PltUburg , Rev. Canon Richardson of London , Out ; Rrv. Dr. II. II Grosiio of the University of Chicago , Uov. Dr. Waylund Holt of Minneapolis , Ilov. William Patterson of Toronto , Rev. Ilufua Miller of Hurnmelstown , I'cnn. ; Rev. F. N. Peloubet of AuburnOdlc. Rev. J. K. Tyler ot Cleveland , Rev. W. C. Bitting of New York. Rev J. A. Rondthalcr of Indianapolis , Mlaa Bcn-Ollel of Jerusalem , Rev J. Wilbur Chap * man ot Albany. The patriarch of the con * ventlon will bo Hou , Neal Dow , now In hi * ninetieth year.