Collin County Mercury (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 16, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 30, 1888 Page: 1 of 4
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ID DOLPH BROS. ZorromJ un
PRICE: ONE DOLLAR A YAKK IN ADVANCE.
MLK)NNEY, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 188ft.
By RUDOLPH BROS.
One Collar a Year, in Advance.
Xoteredl at the Po lufficc at McKlnner. Tpjw.
aa Second-t lues Matter.
Mayor Duplex. of W heatland, Cat.,
m a colored man.
Jri>o* Gresham wears five war bul-
lets in his system.
r Campbell Brown, one of tbc lead -
/ farmers of Tennessee, lias become
I'kOWSSOu A. A. stauk. of West-
Jt Id. N. J.. the weil-knowu. microseop-
st. has lost his sight.
Wat.tfr Rfs\st hn« gone to Italy to
rest. Jle is one of the very hardest
working literary men in London,
. Kkv. Fkf.plhick Courtney, Bishop
Nova Scotia, is considered to be one
~>f tl e !>est authorities on the English
Dr. ( ■ ATLiSfi h. s patented a new
gun metal, composed of steel and
aluminum, and said to be of remark-
Mrs. William IX Bishop, Jr.,
daughter of the late Klihu B. Wash-
burn*?, is ill with the small-pox at
Pi ndita Kamahai has said good-bye
to Boston and started for home by way
of San Francisco, She expects to reach
India in September.
Mmk. Miwu; Hack has recieved
om the Duke of Saxe-Meiningen the
t .toss of M' ri* in recognition of her
artist e achievements.
Siic Andrew Bar< i.av Walker,
formerly Mayor of Liverpool, has of-
f\ 1 to give £250,000 toward building
'B^ithedral in that cltv.
Br the aid of papers written at the
time of her death the grave of Goethe's
•wife, in St. Jacob's Cemeterv. at Wei-
mar, has at iast been identified.
Booth a^ii> Barrett s profits have
not been less than j?900,000 during
their late season, of which Mr. Booth,
receive* six-lentlis. Mr. Barret four*
Dr. Newman, of Washington,kuowu
so as General Grant's pastor,
has gone i New York to atfejhd the
' <i ' .1 -V'i*-'! Lis
wife, is the guest of Mrs. Grant.
Herrlrt Si •enter is in much better
health now. although lie is still re-
strained from the labor of writing. He
ir able to work three hours a day and
dictate everything to a secretary.
- Ex-Detective Sergeant Holly
Lyons, of New York, who died in
Brooklyn last week of pneumonia,
was said "lo know more thieves In-
sight than any other living ^police-
'ftulva Lot kwood has bought her
spring bonnet, which is pronounced a
thing of beauty, but judicious friends
arc pained to observe that among its
decorations the Presidential bee is
O. S. Straus, United States Minis-
ter to Turkey, lead.1) an unusual busy
life. He has for several weeks been
making a tour of inspection of consu-
lates, which took hsai through Egypt,
As a, Svria and other Oriental coun-
Mi^s Frances Willard advises all
g.rls who "feel a call," as she once
(lid, to the ministry to enter a tlieo-
logcal seminary and prepare for
the work, undisturbed by the alleged
ii reconcilability of the vocations of
minister and mother.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
A disp&nh fmru Milan says: The
uip.-ror • ! Brazil has had a serious
'el :i p e.
j !i • emperor of Bra/il appears to be
tii' kei with paralysi.. He has lost
i c ]> wvr of speech and his breathing
is labored. Oxygen was forced into
:iis lungs and cafl'aine was injected un-
let- his skin, with the result that he
became less inert and partially con
scions, but there is litte hope of his
The Gau'ois says that eftbrts are be-
ing lure1" to hold a meeting of members
• >f the imperial family at Farnborongh,
Fr-in«*e, on June 1, the anniversary of
tit. d ith of Napoleon III, to talk of a
reconciliation between Prince Jerome
and Prince Victor and a revival of
Bo-vipartism, ex-Empress Eugenie sup-
plying the necessary funds.
M Wilson's constituents have sent a
petition t<> the French chamber of dep-
uties asking that body to summon M.
Wilson to attend to his legislative du-
ties or to expel him.
Mr. Burns the agent in Dublin, Ire-
land, of the Equitable Life Insurance
Company of New York, has disap-
peared. It is supposed he has gone to
America. Serious defalcations have
been discovered in his accounts.
A late bulletin says that the emperor
of Germany's progress is gratifying.
His cough and expectoration ar^ mod-
erate and he is without fever.
jfo.ng Fr. editor of the Herald,
Tokio. hist week gave considerable
time to the study of the relics of tiie
revolut onary war in Independence
[fall, Philadelphia. He intends writing
article for his paper on the Ameri-
m struggle for independence.
IAssheton Smith is commemorating
Queen Victoria's jubilee in a remark-
able manner. He has caused to be
planted on tiie slopes of Moel Rhiwen
\* Mountain, in Wales. several thousand
trees which will he so arranged as to
represent the words ••Jubilee, 1887."
Two of the l est known bank presi-
dents of St. Paul, married women with
Indian blood in their veins, and the
child -en of these unions are among the
mo t caieemed p *opie of the city. Such
marriages were not uncommon iu the
Northwest in the pioneer days; before
white woman began to come to the
M. FloQCET wanted M. Goblet to be
Minister of Public Instruction and Fine
Arts iu the present French Cabinet
instead of Foreign Minister. But M.
Goblet refused, because he might one
day be asked to sign a license for the
performacce of M. Zola's "Germinal"
on the stage, and that he could not con-
scientiously bring himself to da
The only Mexican resting under the
ban of perpetual exile from bis country
is General Leonardo Marques, who
now lives in Cnba. He was banished
for shooting in cold blood a number of
medical students who had gone to at-
tend the wants of the wounded in a
battle between the Republican and Im-
perialist forces at Tacubaya. on the lltb
-of April. 1866.
St. Louis, Mo., May 30.—The mar-
ket continues quiet and unchanged.
Quotations—Low ordinary, 0 13-16c;
ordinary, 7 IMGe: good ordinarv, 8^c;
low middling, 9 3-16c ; middling,
9-lfic; good middling. U|e: middling
Liverpool—Spot market: Sales, 8000
bales ; to speculators and exporters,
1000; sales of American, 6700; uplands,
5|kl; Orleans, .r 7-lGd; futures steady;
May, 5 24-G4d; May and June, 5 24-64d;
June and July, 5 24-01d; July and Au-
gust, 5 25-f 4d; August and September,
5 'J«l-G4d; September and October,
5 l4-64d; October and November,
5 10-64d; November and December,
New Orleans—Middling, 9}c.; futures
quiet; sales of futures, 14,000 bale?;
January, 8.99c;February, 9.09c: March,
9.17c; May. 9.39c; June, 9.10c; July,
9.43c; August, 9.43c; September, 9.13c;
October, H.9>c; November, 9.99c; De
New York—Futures quiet and steady;
suh-s of futures, 73,400 bales-. Januarv,
9.48c: February, 9.53c; March. !'.6: e.
May, 9.92c: June, 9.! 4e; July, 10.03c;
August. 10 13c; September, J).780: Octo-
ber, 9.48c.; November, 9.39c; Decern
ber, it 10c
Reo 'pts at otln-r points—Galveston,
;'M9 bi.le ; a:".v O: lea..315; Wilming
tun. lit Noifollt, 206; J^feinplits, '.
« !. i, J '« 11. • • *
□ Net leccipts for live days were 13.496
bales, exports. 20,477; stock. 427,055;
stock for same day last year. 359.497:
receipts for same days last week. 19.419;
receipts for same days la-t year. <W5^.
sT. I.ons WAREHOUSE STATEMENT.
This Year. I<n«t Year.
Net receipt * Rince Sept. 1 •_'5 >.3lo
Net receipts yesterday '.H l'iij
The following is the platform of the
late Democratic convention at Fort
Resolved 1. The Democratic party
<>f Texas in convention assembled re-
allirms the principles of the party
enunciated in the National Democratic
2 That wc endorse the views ex-
pressed by Grover Cleveland, our Pres-
ident, in his last annual message on
the subject of the tariff'.
3. That there is no power in Con-
gress under the constitution to lay and
collect one farthing more of tax than
is necessary for the support of'the gov-
ernment economically administered.
4. That we commend our Democratic
Senators and members of congress from
Texas in their earnest effort to reduce
the tax burden, and that we endorse
the tariff bill reported by the committee
on ways and means, commonly known
as the Mills tariff bill.
5. That the enormous surplus in the
Treasurv, now reaching $137,000,000
over and above all lawful demands on
the Treasury, is the legitimate result
of the iniquitous protective tariff whi -h
taxes the many to enrich the few, and
that this unjust burden on the people
emphasizes the necessity of a speedy
reduction of the tariff to the just and
economical need of the government.
(>. That we commend th'e present na-
] tional Democratic administration, and
' instruct our delegates to the national
Democratic convention to cast their
! votes for the nomination of Grover
7. That the able and impartial ad-
i ministration of L. S. Ross, Governor
i of Texas, meets the hearty approba-
tion of the Democracy ot'this state.
8. That we condemn the pools and
t trust combinations of financial power
which, now organized on a gigantic
scale, threaten with ruin every legiti-
mate industry invaded by them, and
we commend the efforts being made in
Congress to expose and correct them.
9. That we accept the result of the
vote on the proposed amendments of
the state constitution on the question
• >f state prohibition, at the election
held on the 4th of August, 1887. as a
tinality; and the Democratic party of
the state of Texas deprecates and will
oppose any movement looking to the
reopening of further agitation of the
question of state prohibition.
10. That the Democratic party of
Tt xas is opposi d to recliartering
1 I'nited States banks, and we believe
that all I'nited States currency should
I be made a full legal tender in the pay-
j ment <>t all debts hereafter contracted.
MARRIED AN INSANE PATIENT.
JI.JV/IIKIII XVIIIMIIIq i • J ■
explained the object f th«!
Citizen of the tJnited Slates,
the House then took arv?ot5Mtiil ?p. m.'
The House at its evening session 1
passed liftv private pension oills and
1 at 10:30 adjourned until to-morrow.
127th Day.—The house again went
i into the committee of the whole on tie
and executive, legislative and judicial :ip
propriation bill, and spent the entire
day discussing its features. No action
122d Day. Senat >r Morriil, from the
rommittee on public 'mihlings
grounds, reported a bi'l appropriating
$17,000 for making tin. w i-.-t end of the
Smithsonian building !:re proof He j W:1;s taken except the passage of
f the bill. A J portant amendments, and the
long resident abroad, propose i to give ; —
the Smithsonian Inttiu te a \ery large
collection of armor from the middle
ages, some of it connected with In-
most eminent historical names. These
objects, numbering some 5,000, had
been collected at a va?t expense, and
the collection was said to be the most
valuable of the kind i.t the world. The
terms of the presentation were that
the Smithsonian Institute would furn-
ish a fireproof building for the pro-
tection ot the armor, i lie bill passsd.
The Senate then tool, up the calen-
TRIALS OF fit twiN
came out with
as he opened
more energv thwi
i s door on C'hrist-
der and passed nun/ rc
Mr. Hatch, of Missouri, from the
committee on agriculture, moved that
the rules be suspend.--I and the bill,
passed to enlarge the powers and du- :
ties of the department of agr culture |
and to create an executive department
of agriculture. After a brief uiscussion
CYCLONE'S FEARFUL WRATH.
The Aerial Monster's Vengeance.
Desolaticn and Debris Where Happy
Homes Once Stood — A Fami >• s
Terrible PI ght—Many Peo
Hili.sp.oko,Tex., May 27.^—A cyclone
swept over this place about 7 a. in to-
day with disastrous results. The ter-
rible blow lasted liftecn minutes. The
lirst <ign of approaching danger ap
penred just after sunrise in the shape
of t wo black clouds rapidh approaching
cach other immediately we>t of town
Tiie air was extremely still and sultry
The clouds upon coming together as
suined a funnel shape ami darted with
lightning rapidity to tiie earth, striking
In form and feature, face ami iiuai ,
I grew so I ke mv brother.
That folks ^ot takiiii; me for him.
And each om- for another.
It pnzzed all our kith Mid ki«—
It reached a fenrful pitch;
For one of us was !c?r « twin.
And not a soul knew wJi' J'
One day, to make the matter worst,
Before our names were tired.
As we were bcinjr washed bv li irse,
We got compietiL- mix-it, •
And tlius, y >u see. by faie's decree.
Ot, fntber. nurse's wlum.
My brother John pet chnsier.ed me,
Aud l got christei ed '
This fatal likeness even di>^£re<f
My fool steps when at school,
And I was always getting tinned,
, When John turned out a tool.
1 put lhis question fruitlessly
To eVefy otje l knew: ,
"What wotfld Mitt tin. '[ v<>u were me.
To prove that you were yoti ?"
Our close refeniblanee turned the fiis
Of our domestic lit; :
For somehow, my intbride
Became my brotber'a aife
In fact, • ear ifter year the ^ume
Absurd mistakes went on.
And when I died the re'ifhbors, came
And buried brother Jotii*.
• Why, Mary, here's the slickest
thing ?i>:i ever saw ::i the way of i*
pits sell. Where
s same mistake;
demolishing lhe resi-
a motion to suspend th-^ rules ami pass j dence of Mi*, d A. Mctichee. rue mile
the bill was agreed to—yeas, 233; nays, northwest of this place. 1 lit
Love at First Sight.
then proceeded towards town, devas-
tating everything in itspath. The east
end id' Haley's mill, situated iu the
western suburbs, was torn od" and a
Turner, j number of large tress standing in the
mill yard uprooted. Hy the time it
struck this place, though s;i!l tra\cling
at a terrific rate of speci. its fury to a
considerable extent was spent. The
Missouri l'aeilic depot, Methodist
weather sen ice of the United States j church, Pet tit's Academy, Cumberland
signal service bureau from the war de- t church and numerous other structures
partment to the department of agri- j were wrecked. Sidewalk awnings in
culture. jeast and west portiong of town are
The house then went into committee | down. The brick establishment of
of the whole on the diplomatic and Mrs. J. A. Paschal is partially blown
consular appropriation bill.
13. Following is the negative vote
Blount; Hreckenridge, Arkansas ;
Breekenridge, Kent inky; Buekalew,
Cummins,Dargon. Hill. Hebert. Morse,
Oates, Ro.crs, Tillmar and
(ieorgia. It creates au executive de-
partment to be knowt? a•> the depart-
ment of agriculture, under the super-
vision and control of ihe secretary of
agriculture. It also transfers the
123 Day:—The senate has decided by
a vote of 2(5 to 27 not to consider the
fisheries treaty in open session. Upon
the announcement of the result the
body at once went into executive leg s-
tative session. The doors were re-
opened at 2 o'clock, when the senate
proceeded to the consideration of
unfinished business, being house bill to
establish the department of labor, and
Senator Reagan addressed the senate
down, and the stock of good'
The fronts of the brick buildings on
Kim street occupied bv Thompson
Blakey, T. P. Hon!. II. T. Attaway, P.
Mittcnthal, Yates Bros., Pate, Turk &
t Co. and the postolliee were blown oil
! and all the stocks badly damaged.
I There is scarcely a residence here that
escaped injury. After the cyclone
passed the business portion of town
presented a woeful appearance. Awn-
ings were miss- d, everywhere doors
were blown down and water was stand-
Tl.c bill II.™ passed the conference l, in , , j , ,,
committee ordered and Senators Blair' -" - - -- l-
. * i t antollo's stable on the north side oi
' f .aPl)()111 '' I |ju. siiuare was found to be completelv
of the senate. ! ,
-V'. "i i •>
Total* . 252.SSI
Shipments Hince Sept. 1 2l7.:- >;
Shipments yesterday I.
<rro^s receipts since Sept. t .51.', luu
Gross shipments since Sep-
tember 1 47s,75j
< Iai.veston.—('otton quiet. middling,
H 7-ltie; low middling. !)<•; gootl ordi-
nary, 8i«*. Net and gross receipts, 3S«.
bales: stock, G60«.
Memphis. Tenn.—Cotton quiet and
steady; middling,U-lGe. Receipts,322
bales; shipments, 242; stock, 31,186;
Louisville.Ky.—Cotton steady, mid-
Cincinnati, O.—Cot-ton quiet.
PRESBYTERIAN GENERAL ASSEM-
In the Prcsbytreian General Assem-
bly at Philsnlelphia, a number of over-
tures from Presbyterians were favora-
bly acted upon. One of these was for
a revision of the Hymn Book, and an-
other deprecated the publication of
improper advertisements in the col-
umns of the church newspapers.
Another, from the Presbvtery of Balti-
more. was in regard to tiie use of the
revised version of the Scriptures. The
General Assembly voted that in view
of the present unsettled opinion re-
lating to the revised version it was in-
expedient so authorize its use in tho
public worship of th<* sanctuary.
MR. MILLS DECLINED.
Washington, D. C., May 30.— Rep-
resentative Rogea* Q. Mills, of Texas,
to-day rcoived a telegram from his
friends in the Texas Democratic State
Convention asking him to consent to
head the Texas delegation to the St.
Louis Convention. Mr. Mills replied
that if would be impossible for lnm to
The Cook of a Baltimore Asylum Weds a
Some time ago, Harry McRhae was
left !>\ fr.th'-r, a wealth) nqoor
im iehant, a .urge sioi; of money, lie
continued in business after his parent's
death until his queer actions led to his
being placed in the Union Protestant
Infirmary. While in this institution
he struck up an acquaintance with the:
cook. The pair pleased each other so
well that they determined to get mar
ried. They hired the bell boy to get a
marriage license, and, armed with the
necessary document, they stole away
from the institution, engaged a hack
and drove to Arlington, a village some
seven miles distant. Here a preacher
was prevailed upon to come out to t*ie
carriage, the cook representing that
her intended was a paralytic, and the
couple were made man and wife. They
then returned to the infirm ry, but the
story soon leaked ont. The cook was
discharged, but she took her husband
with her and obtained lodgings in a
boarding house. McRhae's relatives :it
once prepared to have the marriage
set aside, and took the initiatory bv-
having a jury declare him insane.
CLOSED ON ACCOUNT OF A
Birmingham, Ala., Maj- 31.—The
furnaces of the Eureka Iron Company,
at Oxtnoor. si\ miles from this city,
emoloving 500 men. -dint down to-dav,
i n •-
being unable to secure a supply of
coke. These furnaces were supplied
with coke by the Pratt coal mines, and
the st:ikc of the miners two weeks ago
is the cause of the ^hut down. There
i> no prospect of an early settlement of
the trouble with the coal miners and
it is feared the strike will become gen-
and Wilson, of Iowa,
conferees on the part
The bill provides for a department of
labor, the general design and duties of
which shall be to acquire and diffuse
among the people *>1 tin- United S ar.es,
useful information on the subjects con- i
neeted with labor in the most general '
ami comprehensive sen -,and especially
upon its relation to <• ipital, hours of
hibc.r, 9.^?; ■:' 's <l' lal^^ng men &r
w/ .u.Mr".rv Jl. ( leni^r^n. die—iia
their mater Tenn.. rtf Tuesday of j *^fUn|r ^
prospein \. ,jf? en rouje home from'
of a commi>- ... ., . .<v
the president, fut,ci Convention t v-
and consent of the':,eri?iov?s u '*is to
hold oflice for four years and ^cive a
salary of $. .<);:( ,
Several bills were taken from the
the north side of
demolished. Strange to say three
horses in the stable escaped with slight
injuries. W. S. Heard. Western Union
operator in thi> place, sustained severe
injuries in conseijuencc of fal ing bricks
while walking in front of Yates Bros.'
drug store. Capt R. C. West had two
" W. S. McFad lcn's
eastern portion of
from H.-s foundation
reside nee, in the
1 tTv>y was Mown
"pon hearing a ru-
ealend tr and passed. ?mong them sen
ate bill to amend the law making an
annual appropriation to provide arms
and equipments for the militia, increas-
ing the amount to $(i.n in.iino.
The senate then a<!j. grned.
The floor was accrtted to the com-
mittee on labor, and Mr. O'Neill, of
Missouri, « hai man of that committee,
called up the bill to confine the sale of
h - — •
nior to the efleet that a whole family
named Mctieliee had been ki 1 led about
one mile west of town, a reporter
repaired at once to the scene, and upon
investigation found the same to be in-
correct. Nothing but a cooking stove
-and the foundation timbers remained
where a neat cottage stood only a few
moments before. Mr. Mcfiehee and
family were found at the resilience of
Mr. Rollins, a short distance. Upon
entering the room
A 11EA KTUEN DIN i! St'LJiE
was presented to the gaze. < hi a small
bed in the center of the room the
mother lay moaning as if in terrible
agony, her head was badly gashed and
the products of convict labor to the bruised. She had also sustained inter-
state in which they are produced. j nal injuries which, in her present con-
After a lengthy discussion, the pre- | ditioii, being near confinement, will, in
vious question was ordered. Yeas, lbo; all probability, terminate fatally,
nays, 44, on engrossment and third | Lying in bed in a corner of the room
reading of the bill, and then the house
124th Day.—Nothing of importance
125tii Day—After a brief discussion
on the bill to reduce th two-thirds to
a simple majority in passing a eon-
REV. HOWARD'S DAMAGE SUIT.
Jackson, Tenn., May 30.—'The Rev.
Frederick Howard, complainant in the
celebrated $50,000 damage suit against
sixteen members of the First Baptist
Church, Jackson, Tenn., and three
newspapers of the state, armed home
from London, where he has been sev-
eral months to obtain additional evi-
dence to establish his claim that his
name is Howard. This sensational
law suit will be called by the circuit
court next week. It is thought by
many that he will conduct the ease
himself, as he was a practicing hnviei
before be hoc one a preacher.
TO REDUCE POSTAL NOTE FEE3.
The U. S. Senate committee on fi-
nace ordered an adverse report on the
fractional currency bill, but in its place
a bill will be reported reducing the fee
upon postal notes for less than $1 to 1
DENOUNCED BY BISHOP BONA-
Lincoln, Neb., May 31.—The Irish
Catholics of this eit v are in a turmoil
over feelings growing out of the papal
rescript iy regard to the plan of the
campaign. It has led to bad feeling
bo*ween Bishop Bonacum r.nd Patrick
Kgan, delegate at large to the national
republican convention. The bishop
has published a card denying Egan au-
dienee until certain offensive words
are withdrawn and calling him a polit-
REPUGNANT TO THE CONSTITU-
Richmond, Va., May 30 —Judge
Bond, of the United States court, to-
day o'dered the diseh-rite of two per- j
sous under indictment tor violation of '
the state coupon
holds that the law in question is re-
DUflroant to the federal constitution.
NOTES ABOUT OLD FOLKS.
John Warren, the oldest person in
Marblehcad, died May 13, aged 1)4
years and 10 months. He was a vet-
eran of the war of 1812 and one of the
Rev. Dr. J. Drummond, a prominent
minister of the Episcopal Church, died
iu Cadiz, O., May 10, aged 84 years.
He leaves a large proportion of his
estate to the Church Extension Society.
John L. Burk, a lifelong resident of
Philadelphia, Pa., died April 14, aged
',)! years. He retained all his faculties
up to within a few da \ s of his death.
He was a carpenter and builder.
The death of Mrs. Phcebe Travis,
frequently mentioned as the oldest
person in New York State, took place
at the residence of her daughter, on
Travis Creek, Steuben County, May
15. Her age was 104 years and five
Charles Alternater, a mail carrier, ,
was arrested at Atlanta, Ga., for rob-
bing the mails. A large number of
letters have been missed in the office
and Alternater was suspected. Four
decoy letters were addressed to places
along his route and he was founa with
all four of them. He waived exaraina- i
tion and gave bond in the sum of !
S2000 ' I
stitutional amendment over the Pres-
ident's veto, the special commit-
tee on the investigation of the
meat business of tho United States
was announced as follows: Messrs.
Vest, Plumb, Mandersi n, Colluni ami
Coke. The Senate then proceeded to
The House went into committee of
the whole on the postoffice appropria-
tion bill, which was subsequently
passed. The House again went into
committee of the whole on the execu-
tive, legislative ami judicial appropria-
1 20th Da y.—Senator Bla i r in t rot I uced
a joint resolution proposing an amend-
ment to the eonstituti >n tothcefl'ect
that tio state shall ever make or main
tain any law respecting the establish-
ing of religion <>r prohibiting the irc
exercise thereof, aud every state
shall establish and maintain a system
of free public schools, but that no
money raised by taxation shall ever be
appropriated, applied or given for any
school, instdutn co.7^." ie n or per-
son whereby instructy>n is gl\en in
any doctrine, tern ts, be iefs, ceremoni-
als or observations peculiar to am re-
ligious sect. It was laid on the table
at his own request;
The Senate then proceeded to the
consideration of the Hoiise bill making
an appropriation to supply the defi-
ciency in the apprc-pria'.ion for the ex-
penses of collecting rev tine from cus-
The amendment rcporteu by the
committee on appropriations, to strik
were three small children all more or
less injured, the younger, a child of
fifteen months, calling lustily for the
mannna, who would perhaps never
hear its voice again.
The following information was ob-
tained from Mr. McGehee. My wife
and I had just arisen and were in
the cyclone struck
next I remember
through the air in
■ room when
the midst of flying timbers
some distance from the hoUSe in the
mud. On getting up I discovered that
I was hurt. However, 1 m maged to
go to my wife, who was lying near me,
and bring her here. Mr. Rollins and
myself then looked for the children
and found five without much trouble,
but my little 5-year-old boy. George,
could not be found. After looking for
him some time I called him and was
surprised to see him get up from under
a remnant of my lodder stack and
start towards me with bis little face
clotted with blood.
Everything belonging to his family
*t | was swept away. Doctors,after inve>ti-
i-! gating tiie wounds, state the condition
j of Mrs. McGehee and l.ttle George to
: be "ritiea! The citizens of this place
I responded liberally, and everything
j possible is being done for the injured.
Thousand*- of dollars worth of property
! has been destroyed and months will be
J required to replace* the damage done
i bv the cyclone's fearful fifteen minute*
"Here's s pretty lix!,? said Mr. Ald-
en. It was not a very rhetorically ele- j
gant speech for a young man who ba<!
graduated at Oxford, with all the
honors, and was fresh from a Conti-
nental tour; but we defy anyone to j
pause for dictionary words when his !
horse falls down dead lame, on a
dreary mountain-side, with a heavy
snow storm making the twilight dark-
er and. more gloomy still.
••Hallo! what's up?" sang out a jov-
ial voice to iho tunc of lumbering j
wheels, as a heavy wagon came slowly
down the road.
"Nothing's up; bfift my horse is ,
Jonathan Henry dismounted to look.
"Well, up or down, one thing's plain
—the beast won't carry ye much far-
ther to-night. Where was ye bound
••That's cleviiii mile up the Portdown- i
road. You won't get there to-night.
"Is there an inn hereabouts?"
• Not a sign o' one; but you're wcl- 1
come to ft bed and supper at our house •
if \oi.'Ii jump into the wagon."
Hartford Alden promptly accepted
the invitation. The wagon was not a ,
very stylish conveyance, hut it wae j
considerably better than nothing at 1
all; and when he sat before the huge
wood fire that filled the farm-house
kitchen with iight and warmth, wa'eii-
iug Mnrv Honry at her hoti^efe ! 1
• tiitiu.-j.' itt o.iivl t i .'>iiuaC.t, uOoiueii I; ?
"I haven't seen a prettier girl since
I left Paris."
Mary Henry was pretty, with the
bloom and freshness of eignteen, and '
the burnished gloss of gold on her !
smooth braids. And if she occas on- i
ally glanced shyly at the stranger,
there was nothing in the blue radiance
of those large melting blue eyes to dis- j
pel the illusion about her prettiness.
Gradually the shyness seemed to |
wear away, and Mary began to elmt-
ter in a sott. bird-like undertone to her
"Did you ask the price of blue
' llow much was it?"
' Six shillings a yard—double width.'1 j
"Oli, then. I shall have plenty of
niotiev. Don't you think I shall look
n ce in a blue merino dress? '
••Gay!" assented Jonathan, admir-
ingly surveying Irs blooming little s s-
ter. "and to tell you the truth the old
crimson one was getting rather rusty.
Hello, who's that at the doorl"
'•It's me—Robert Hardy."
"Come in, come in!" hospitably wel-
comed Mr. Henry, setting forward a
horse, and n big nap<
be they from? Then
they can't be for us.'"
"They were left si tiie postoffice for
Mr. and Miss Ilenry." said the mes-
senger; "That's r.l! I know."
"Well, I'm Mr. and Miss Henry- Jlo.
I ain't. I mean Mary's Mr. and Miss
Henry—no. that ain't it, nuther. We're
both on us Mr. and Miss Heury, put
together. Come out aud look at your
passe I, Mary. Je-ru-saletn! what a
> handsome animal! l'aiu't possible it
l oclongs to Jonathan Henry! '
Mary eagcrl}' unrolling her
! share of tho Cl nslm.as morning sur-
"Why. it's a silk dress—a blue silk
dress! Oh. Jonathan, what does it
mean? And a card inside!"
To Mary's pleasant disappointment.
I it bore no name save her own. "Foi
"It's just my shade of blue," cx-
i claimed the delighted girl. "A silk
I a real p Ik! Wiiy, Jonathan. I
i fi«"*er thought I should live to have u
! 3iik dress of my own!'*
4 Ik dresses are very line," sa'nf
honest Jonathan; "butgive me a (dean-
limbed. straight-backed critter like this"
j 'ere! I say, Mary, tli s :s better luck'n
we used to have when mother was
n'ive and we hung our stoekin's up in
iiic chimney-corner. W 10 do yon sup-
pose could ha' sent
no rich relations."
Mary shook her
cm? We haven't.
fair head and
Mr. Hartford Alden made a long vis-
it to Major Tracy's—in fact, it was
March before he got ready to return-
He was a constant vis.tor at the Hen-
ry's farm, and. the ni^ht before his lin-
nl departure, he came down to the
Henry farm-house to say good-bye.
"I teil yc what," said Jonathan,
sagely, as he sat in the chimney-cor-
ner. after a long interval of meditation.
"Mary, as sure as you live, Mr. Ald-
en sent them tilings o Christmas
Mary turned *earlct; so did Hart-
M ary Henry was married in the blue
silk dress, in spite of the popular pre-
judice in favor of white*. Hartford
iiked the blue silk bc^t. and Hartford
was Grand Sultan of her little heart.
And Charlie Vail lives with them, for
"It was through Charlie's ^riofs and
troubles that I lirst learned how near
an angel my Mary was."
l he Practical Mivu.
The intensely practical-man iusooi^.y
hedgehog Jor.&B«r us. A
r rnrofte hm i «*. •'
primrose is to bin;, v:. i it is nothing
more. He worships dollars, and plain
brcad.and wooien cloth, and cares notli-
1 ing about roses and rainbows and Lie
rigmarole of poets. He ha« as much
imagination as an ox, and is as fanci-
ful as a bear. He takes everthing as
the multiplication table. Quote to hiui
Emeraom s saving. ''Hitch your wa-
1 gon to a star." and ho will go on to
demonstrate to you its utter iniposs bii-
itv. "The absurdity of the idea! Sup-
pose Mr. Emerson .should succeed in
hitching oil his wagon, it would fnke
j two hundred and ninety seven million
miles of harness, and ninety thousand
three hundred and one years of time,
and the wagon would be smashed into
i sniitliareens the minute he got it hitcb-
' ed." Of course, Emerson and poetry
j can't stand no such mathematical on-
! slaughl as this.
But the practical man is upright ?nd
downright and wants folks to say
• what the. mean. He will deny tie
| in piratioa of the Scriptures, because
'•Cast thy bread
a hard-faced old
leading a child of six tears
"Whv, dear me, that'i little Charlie
Vail ' exclaimed Mary.
••Yes." answered Robert. "his
mother died this inornin' and I've just
took him over to his father's second
cousin. He won't take him—says he's
got young'tins enough of his own!"
"And what are you going to do with
"Well, he's going to the work-
"The workhouse! Charlie Va 1!
Mary stooped to smooth back the
flaxen curls from the cliil !'s transpar-
at the workhouse
p for it,
T^sas Farm and Ranch,
and more grows the
for improved live stock.
It is reported that a Fort Worth,
Texas, firm, will soon engage in raising
Shetland ponies on an extensive scale
"There's money in it."
The town of
v,. Sulphur Springs Echo:
out the clause repealing t .e law making i Seymour, I exas, oners to donate >0
a permanent annual appropriation of cash and 50<!U bushels of wheat to am
$5,550,000 for the expense- of collecting J man who will build a roller Homing
revenue from customs, > as agreed to. j mil! with fifty barrels capacity iu that
Other amendments reported were city.
also agreed to, aud the Lill was passed. . . ;
^ The Senate then proceeded to the; 'lhe chief objections to corn meal ;c
consideration of executive business, ; ff od for pigs, says the Cultivator, are*
and when the doors were reopened, ; its richness, and secondly its liability
adjourned until Monda . ! to compact in the stomach, so that the
house/ saliva and other solvents cannot readi-
"Wliy a month
Aouid kill him Mr.
••Don': see no
Mary Henry glanced appenlingly nt
her brother. He looked disturbed.
••We are poor. Mary."
"Yes; but God's blessing conies with
the fatherless, Jonathan. Remember,
we are orphans ourselves. L sten,
Jonathan. I'll give up tho dress—the
old crimson dress will do very well for
a while yet. Alice Vail's boy most not
go to the workhouse!"
" Jonathan figeted awkwardly in his
"Well, if you're a mind to throw
over the dress you've been savin' and
scrapin' for all the autumn, why I'll
give up tiie colt, and 'tween us both
Charlie shall have a home. What do
you say. Charlie; would you like to live
witli me and Mary? '
i Bat Charlie was sobbing,
i speechless, on Mary Henry's
"Well, it's quite
hands," sa d Robert
waters and thou shall find ii after
many days." "'Taint so," says the
pratlcai man, "I tried it and found out.
I threw a loaf of bread into the river
when I was a boy, and have never seen
h du nor hair of it since. I te'.l you the
chances are twelve billion, nine hundred
and fortr-four million, three hundred
and twenty-seven thousand, nine hun-
dred and thirteen to one, that if you
throw bread upon the water you will
never find it again." What Scripture
can stand such an attack as that?
The practical man can never sec a
joke. All the humorists are idiots to
him, all wit is an idle expenditure of
breath. He reads Mark Twain's books
and savs they are not true, Bur.selte
doesn't prove anvthiug.aud Bill Nye is
full of inaccurac es.
The man who is intensely practical
rests as easilv in 1:'c bosom of 'oc-e-t'.
a- a cinder in a man's eye. He is a
siiver in the bare toe ot human ty. A-
a social element he is a Hyde witiiou
adeksll. ^li men hate i^ni its lhey
do the gate7«?f death. We wonder if
his wife really adores him. We won-
der if his mother really loves him. —
a heap off ray
Would Not Conform.
Teacher in the backwoods of Ken*
j tucky (to boy)—Why don't your father
put pantaloons on you instead of al-
lowing you to come here with nothing
| on but that long shirt?*'
> Boy—'Lows ter git me some britches
when the weather gits cold."
' "But you need them now."
"Pap 'lows 1 don't."
I "Its a disgrace."
"Pap 'lows that he didn't w'ar uuth-
in" but a shirt tell he wuz putty nigh
"What does your mother say?
f "She 'lows that ef 1 had britcuo- I'd
w':ir the knees out."
ly work on it. The food after mastica
tion liesiu a heavy mass that only the
strongest stomachs can
Private business having been set
aside, the House went into committee
of the whole on the legislative, execu- —- —
tive and judicial" appropriation bill, | cow and sheep remasticate this^ food,
which was read by paragraphs for ~~A *1,"°
The greater part of.the afternoon
was consumed in dreary discussions
upon the proposed increase of salary
for Hotise employes and in tedious de-
bater o points of order.
Pending a vote on &r. McComas"
amendment the committee rose, and
I mix more saliva with it, and thus es-
cape much injury. But an over feed-
ing of corn will put either sheep or
cows "off their feet" quicker than al-
most anything else. The pig has no
such recourse. Having his stomach
filled with corn he founders, just as a
aorse would do under like circuny
rising to depart. "I didn't want to be
bothered with the child.'' j
As Hartford Alden looked at the little \
group by tlfe fireside, he thought that
Mary Henrv was like an angel.
Unconsciously his night's sojourn
lengthened into a week, and Major
Tracy had begun to wonder "what the
deuce bad become of Alden," before
that erratic young gentleman rode up j been livin' here too long fur new folk"
to his hospitable door in tiie frosty } ier c*ome along an' interfere with h:s
twilight of a December evening. erfairs. 'Lows that ef folks hatter
• ••• ! change ther clothes jes ter g t er iiitiu
••Well if you
"Don't reckon I'll como back nc.
mo then, fur that's whut a teacher
said last, year an' pap he wouldn't let
me go back. Pup "'lowed that he had
Jonathan Henry's favorite interjec-
eddveation that he didu't want none.
Wall, good-bye"—Arhansaw Traveler.
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