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ALL AliOVT GOVERNMENT VESSELS.
New Ship Completed, Untitling or Author
ized to be Constructed.
WAsnivoio.v I). C , uv. at. .'lie chief of
tlic bureau of construction ami repair In lus
annual report states that the steel cruisers
Atlanta and Boston are at the navy van!,
JJrooklyti. JN Y. Tucy have both been docked
and their bottoms cleaned and painted, and,
Independent of the work which had tube done
by tho Government to tit them for sea, altera
tions and add Hons have been and are being
made to them as called for from time to time
by the advbory board. The Chicago is still
at Chester, and the work on her Is now being
pushed rapidly toward completion. The chief
constructor says the appropriation of J0,Vb51,
made under the act of July "JO, ISsO. will not
be Milllclent to complete the work on these
vessels, and In order that no delav In Its
prosecution may he occasioned by "lack of
funds he ha asked for an additional appro
priation of $JC0,X), which. It i expect d, will
.complete the vessels piovidrd tin further al
terations or extra work itivolviiiir any con
siderable exenditure of inonev and time arc
recommended by the a tior. board.
The Lackawanna ram at the Marc island
navy yard, Ciillloiidii. while not jet condemn
ed can not he repaired fur active" service and
It is Mlfi'Sted that she be converted Into a
receiving -hip to replace the old liuc-oMnt-tle
ship Independent, which is now unlit for
further use as a ucciviiig ship.
'I he Tennessee, the oulv lirt wooden vcrl
in active service, can be kc pt in service but a
few mouths longer. She is undoubtedly in
very bad condition, her main walestrokes are
so badly decajed as to preclude their being re
calked ami her loner wasli head are so hadly
decayed that It is not considered prudent to
carry a press of sail uxn them. The iSliciiaii
doali alto has ben Miiv.yed and found l he
be) ond repair. The number of serviceable
Vessels in the navy lias thus been reduced to
two llr.-t late, ten second rate, twenty third
rate and seven fourth late vessels, the latter
class iiicludini; two torpedo rams. The Frank
llu, Wabash, Minnes.-ota ami New York, all
fourth rate vessels are set down as requiring
extensive repairs and the thirteen ironclads
require more or less repairs. In addition to
these vessels, the naval list comprises thirteen
tugs and twelve wooden sailing vessels used
for rccelvli g and training ships.
The new vessels compli ted. building or au
thorised to lie built are summed up as fol
lows: One. the Dolphin, complete; two, the
Hostou and Atlanta, aimament incomplete;
live, tin; Chicago and the monitor.. Incom
plete; live, the Hal 1 1 inure, Oiariest.m and
Newaik and two gunhoats. under advertise
ment, and four, an armored cruiser, a battle
ship, a pneumatic dwnitiilte boat and a tor
pedo lio.it, not jet designed. To the above
list of Iron and s'teel vessels can be added the
Alert and the Hanger, four guns each: the
Monocrac, a paddle-wheel gunboat; Michigan,
a paddle-wheel gunboat, lour guns; Alarm,
one gun; Intrepid, yet to be completed, gun
boat, two thlrtccii-iiich gun. The remainder
of the iron built vessels now In the scry ice con
sist of thirteen river and harbor monitors
with single screws rated as fourth late. They
could not be got ready for service w ithout an
expenditure of -00 0 (1 under this bureau
alone. Of the second rates, the Trenton,
Omaha and Vaiidalla can probably be con
tinued in set vice ten years longer;" the Lan
caster and Brooklyn, six years; the Hartford,
Itlcliniond and l'ensacola" live years. Of the
thiid rates, the Mohican can be continued in
the service for ten yeais. the Adams Alliance,
Kssev, Kntei prise," Tallapoosa, Yantle and
Nlpsie lor sl years; the .luriata. Osipee,
Qtiuincbiiiig Swiitara, (ialena. .Marion Kear
sarge and lioquols live yeais lunger.
l'latu and sK'cllicatioiis hae been com
pleted for two composite built line modeled
vessels to be ll-ed as training ships and they
could be commenced at once if an nppiopria
tlon were made lor them. The board av
polnted to de-ign plans lor the completion of
the double lurreted monitors has nearly lln
islied its specifications. The chief constructor
lecommcud that In the event of onlv one of
the large vessels provided for at the hist ses
sion of emigres-, beiiu built at a uavvyard, It
should lie built at the DimoM ii yard, as that
yard Is now in condition to commence any
sTfth vetbel ami cany on the yvorU yvlth some
rapidity. (beat necessity exist for better
docking facilities in all the navv yards. This
Is lendcrcd ni ne Important on account of the
frequency w i 1 1 1 which the steel unsheathed
vessels y"ill icqiiire to be docked to clean and
paint their Ixittnms. In the event of a foreign
war th s great di llclemy would lie scr.oiisly
felt, perhaps moie so tfian any other of the
present wants. It is therefoie yvoithy of grave
consideration whether iminedlate steps
should not be taken to place the navy vaids
In this respect In the most thorough condition
MISCELLANEOUS NEWS NOTES.
Calvin Patterson, a brlckmaker, was killed
by the Lexington branch train on the Missouri
I'aeiile Tuesday morning at the Pleasant street
classing in Independence, Mo. The body was
terrilih mangled, several limbs b.dng torn olf,
the head nearly separated from the body and
thebiai.is scattered for some distance along
'lbe. d rectors of the Atchison, Topcka and
Santa l'c road are caiefully considering the
scheme of extending northward to Chicago.
I he surveyed route range froiiH.'ill to lliO
niilcM tlic bonds to be issued will mu liftv
years at 5 per cent.
David Fender, or Clinch county, Cieorgia,
who icccntly died at the age of 100, made his
coilln of pitch-pine before the mitbrcakof the
rclwllloii and preserved it until his death.
The Smith Pittsburgh Hallway ami Iron com
pany is about to issue stock mid bonds of
1,0.) i,0.)i) each to purchase 27,000 acres of
laud in northwestern Alabama.
Charles O Ferris, the bogus TIchborne
claimant, Is about to be taken ironi New York
to bun Frnnci.-co by a deputy marshal to an
swer an indictment for mailing false allldavlts
to secure, a pension.
Alfied Eubanks, who died thirty years ago
at Mn.liMin, Georgia, left u plantation valued
atsaooni) Eight brothers who claimed the
proem. Iiiivj ever since kept up litigation.
I hree mu vivors have just been paid $.00 each,
the rest having gone to lawyers.
Ocoigo K, McNeill, chairman of an assem
bly ol Knights of Labor In Boston, oilers to
run for mayor on a pledge of seven thousand
votes. Huury (iuorge will canvass the eit
when the signatures shall have been obtained.
The strike of cotton operatives at Ghent,
Belgium, hug produced Intense excitement.
Tim ankers are not permitted to hold a dem
onstration; the masters have asked the com
munal council for protection, nnd regular
tioous ate kept lu readiness for service.
ne. i Th r t. i ;.v .v.
Chicago special: A. II. Swan, the big cat
tloui.in. ii Hiy'd to have been neatly taken
in by a well known Chicngoan who is now
In Kuropc. This latter gentleman a mem
ber, by the by, ol all the clubs here went
to Europe to sell cattle ranches to rich
aristocrats of England and tho continent.
He o,bled Swan, one ol whoso ranches he
had, Unit ho had the property sold for a
"plen lid pr ce, nnd ho gave in detail the
wn.v in m Inch payments were to bo made,
hwitn Ink) some partners in this venture,
and ns Minn us he got his cable lie skurried
iir.iuud iinil bought out on liberal terms
bis partner s interest. It turns out now
thi.t th libngo man wnsn't as straight
us lie HliO'dd have been. The first payment
wiim not made, and when called on lor ex
planation, the Wei known club man said,
rather weakly that the trade had lallen
thr.iouli. 1 his lelt the millionaire cattle
man in ft bud way. He had shouldered his
pnrtiieiOs Interests and had gotten lelt.
Hut Swan whs only one of the men tuken
in nnd done for by this elegant Chieugoau.
A tUte or liege has been proclaimed
throughout Bulgaria. The utter failure of
the C i-hii plot at Boorgbas hat rendered tin '
altUMiion t Ii inure strained.
KILLED 11Y A DRVKEN CLERK.
Anamination of L. D. Colter, Son of Rex.
Kansvs Citv. .Mu.. Nov. SI The T.me'
Emporia, Kansas, special says: One of the
most conanlly and cold-blooded assassination?
lu the history of Kansas took place this even
Ing at about S o'clock at the residence of Ho
race Buiidrum, one of the leading merchants.
The victim Is L. D. Collier, a son of the Hev.
Kobeit Laird Collier of Kansas City. Mo , who
was holding the position of material agent at
tills point for the Atchison, Topeka and ivinta
Kc mad, and the asassln Is a James G. Yar
borough. who held the position of clerk under
the murdered man.
It seems that Yarborough had been on a
somewhat protracted spree and this afternoon
went to the olllce In the absence of Clller
nnd while some of the higher oillcials of the
road were there. Being drunk he made him
self very objectionable.
TllOflll.n FOltCKIt ITON HIM.
When Collier returned Yarboioiigh walked
up to him and said he wanted to interview
him, and w lien Collier left the olllce t keep
from having trouble he follow ed him out and
lnltel on w hipping him.
The troub e linally terminated in Collier
knocking Yarborough clou ii after iielng sti tick
several times himself. The tumble here was
terminated by some of the railroad men Inter
fering ami taking Yatborough away, who
vow id vengeance and stated that he would
shoot him before morning.
Collier went home to supper and after sup
per was silting in the parlor with Mis. Bun
uruin, Mrs Llge A. Weaver and Misa Gertie
Baldyylu, the latter Ills intended bride. lie
had been telling them about the trouble of
the afternoon and W'us just stating that he
had half expected a v. sit Iroin Yarborough
when a knock yvas heard at the door.
SHOT WITHOUT ANY Vt'AllSINO.
Mr, ltuudium arose to answer the knock,
but Collier tel.! her not to go to the door, ami
got up and answered the knock hlui-elf.
Then, in the language of Mr. Buiidrum,
''the door yvas hardly opened before Collier
was shot, without a "word of warning." He
staggered back Into the house, saying. ' I am
shot; 1 am killed," got as far as "the kitchen,
the door of w Inch w as open, anil fell dow u and
cxplied almost immediately, without uttering
The assassin, on firing, folloyved up his vic
tim for a step or two and then tinned to leave
the Hirch. but yvas met by Horace Buiidrum,
w ho had been out to see to his horses before
letiring. The women were screaming, and
Biindrum nked what was the matter, at the
same time stepping in far enough to see Col
lier, covered with blood, lying motionless on
Ttin Assyssi.v nisytiMi:!).
Turning to the assas-in, Biiiidnnn aked
him to step in an h Ip him - ilh the man he
had shot. This Yaibo ollgh refused to do, but
Bund urn Insisted, and being a powerful man
When Yarb rough entered the room Bun
drum asked for his pistol, but, seeming to
think Collier yvas not dead, e s epped up o
ward the body a if to shoot again, the ti.s ol
in Ins band, saying, "He Is not dead yet."
Buiidrum a,ain Insisted on having'tlie pis
tol, and liuall . on pledging his word that he
should not be hurt, the assassin handed it to
Mrs. Bundriini. who stepped into another room
mid put it under tlic mattie-s of the bed.
In a few niiiiute the ollleers of the law- ar
rived ami took Yarboioiigh to jail followed
by a large and excited crowd of citizen, sev
eral of whom spo'.c in very strong terms of
using a rope on the culpilt before he arrived
at the jail. U Iser counsel, however, pre
vailed, and he was safely Incarcerated.
At'ltAII) OF MOB Vn.NliCANCE.
On the mute to the jail the prisoner was
badly frightened liv the sight of a rone in the
hands of the boy and begged for piolcctlon
from the ollicer and Buiidiiim, telling the lat
tci that he had pledged his woid to him or he
would never have delivered up his revolver.
Collier, as above stated, i a son of the Kev.
Hubert La id Collier, the eminent divine of
Kansas City. He had Just ariived from a visit
to ids father ami sisters at that place tills
morning, yvhere he had been on a visit yvlth
his Intended bride for the purpose of Introduc
ing her to his relatives and yvas talking to her
and the other ladies wheu clled to the door to
meet hi death.
The fatal slur tool; effect lu the left breast,
and evidently passed Immediately through the
hem t, killing him almost instantly.
miss nw.iiyvix i'iiosniATi:i.
Miss Baldwin is wild with glief and utterly
prostrated. She is seemingly unable to an-
predate that iter intended is actually dead.
The dead man's fa'ther yvas Immediately tele- i
graphed I lie news and instructed to catch the
10 1 1. in. tram.
'llicrc Is some difference of opinion ns to
where Yarborough hails from. He had for
iomu months tat been a sah snrin In n large-
dry goods house In tlii city, and had only re
cently left It to take the' situation oifcred
him by Collier. On being seen at the jail he
rciused to laiK and asued to lie sent to lopcKa
for safekeeping, stating that he khcyv a mob
would get him nnd hang him If he remained
here. It Is said that he was originally from
South Carolina and later from 'lexas. It Is
also said by the diy goods Hi in for whom he
worked that he came from Kort Scott hero
and brought Hist class leioinmendiitlons yyith
him He is a tine looking young man with a
black moustache and black cjes and is some
thing of a dandy In appearance.
.so.MH Talk of lynching.
After the killim: and before being jailed
Yarborough seemed at moments bowed dou
yvlth grief, dt daring that Collier hud been the
best Iiiend he had ever had and again hurst
lug out into a torrent of oaths and cursing
every one near him, but lie became very calm
after being hand culfed by the ollleers.
There Is some talk of lynching by the people
on the sticcts-, bid It Is evidently only talk,
for wlille all are agreed that the murderer de
serves a shot t shrift none seem yvilling to lead
or talk the law in their own hands, and there
Is hardly n doubt that this cold blooded mur
derer will ut the most only have to expiate
his crime by belli; incarcerated In the peni
AN OFFICE GOES 11 FA1G ING.
Washington dispatch: Tho president is
experencing some dillicul'y in filling the of
fico ol United States district attorney for
the eastern district of Wisconsin, A. K.
Delaney, tho former incumbent, resignod
tho olllce at the suggestion of the presi lent,
in order to nccept the democratic nomina
tion to congress Ironi the Second district
ol Wisconsin, now represented by General
I Ira gg. The election resulted in his defeat,
am) lie has since made forum 1 nppl c ilbm
to Attorney General Garland for reap
pointment as United States district at
torney. Somo time ago the president ten
deied the position to Geuciitl Bragg, and
alter some delay received a letler from him
saying that it yvould be impossible lor him
to accept The olllce yvns then tendered to
another prominent lawyer of Wisconsin
und he, too, deulined yvith thanks.
OKLAHOMA TO HE OI'ENEP.
Rrn Fout, I. T.,Not. 3.-Captaln Hayes of
tho Fifth cavalry came In last evening fiom
Sac and Kox agency aud the soutliwest, where
he has been moving Oklahoma boomers off
forbidden lands. lie state that the Indian
department has concluded to locate the
1 omaiiches, Cheyeiines, Arapahoe, Kewances
and the Wfchllas east of thp ninety-eighth
degree of longitude, which embraces Okla
noma. This will bettlo that part of the
country as being open to white settlement.
A VKLKIIHATKD VASE EMtRD.
Boston dispatch: George J. West, coun
icl for Lovi Wilson, concluded the argu
ment in tlie Wilson-Moen cuset'sis morning
und the case was given tp the jury. This
evening the jury brought In u verdict in
favor of Moen, defendant, for $UG,DU!2, be
ing the amount ol Wilson's notes for 570,.
000 held by Moen, with intertat.
The police of Frankfort raided a soclaliitlc
meeting In the b?cr cellar of Ilelnricb Priur
aud captured a merchant and tweuty-four lest
PEnSOXAL A .VII OTHER SOTE3.
Edwin Booth's illness cost him OTei
J2.G00 per night.
Ex-Gov. Hoadly, of Ohio, says he will
never run for olllce ngnln.
Baroness Htirdett-Coutts has given away
In charity about 520,000,000.
Baron Meyer Rothschild, ol Frankfort,
who has just died, left only 575,000,000.
Galeote, the Spanish priest, vfho mur
dered the bishop of Madrid, has gone crazy
John II. McLean lias invested more than
$1100,000 in Washington renl estate in a
period of tyvo years.
Sunset Cox's lavorite tipple !s chain
pngue, and n single glas makes him aa
witty ns a wit can be.
Mrs. Mackay's dressmakers are under
stood to bo pledged not to duplicate her
dresses for anyone else.
Mrs. Matt Carpenter, wddoyr of Wis
consin's famous senator, yvill visit Rome,
and be received into the Catholic church.
Rossignol, a Paris detective, recently deco
rated by President Grevy, made 1,1200 ar
rests ol noted criminals during his service
ol eleven years.
Caleb Chusatemtich, the first and only
I ml inn graduate ol Harvard, was duly
represented in the student's torchlight pro
cession the other night.
Infant Etilalie, sister ol the late King Al
phonso, who yvas married early in the year
to Prince Antonio, son ol the Due do Mont
pensicr, lias given birth to a son.
Gen. Corso says that he shall certainly
not accept the Boston postiuustership bo
fore .Innuary, and probably not at all. He
is tumble to sny tit the present time what
his courso yy ill be.
There are now thirteen yTotnen living who
nro chovnliers ol the legion ol honor ol
Franco, all ol whom except Rosa Uonhcur,
the painter, and Mine. Dieulnfoy, the p.nti
qtiarian, received the decoration for actual
The yvill of Almira C. Dtimmer, of Hallo
well, who gave $10,000 to the Bangor (Me.)
theological seminary, and made handsome
bequests to Hoyvdoin college, is to bo con
tested on the ground Unit she was incom
petent to make it.
Senntor Morrill of Vermont has em
ployed his leisure hours in compiling a curi
ous biographical volume which embraces
the Humes ol over tyvo hundred persons,
the majority of whom nro authors in all
times nnd literatures.
During the holidays Paris is to have a
doll show, with dolls from every c'imo and
nation in distinctive dress, nnd tableaux
ol historical scenes yvith dolls as perform
ers. The malingers announce that 5,000
dolls, at least, will be on exhibition.
'The Seth Thomas Clock company, ol
ThoniiiNton, Conn., have prepared drayv
ings for the groat chick which is to be
placed in the tower of tho new city hall at
Philadelphia, and which, ii completed in
accordance yvith their plans, yvill be the
largest in tho world. Tho bells upon which
it yvill striko the hours nnd quarters yvill
weigh fifty thousand pounds, and tho glass
dials, ns contemplated, ineasuro tTTeuty
five leet in diameter.
DISASTER O.V TIIIC RAIT..
A .iiiil-.M(Ie fn iViiii.oifriiiifn Kills and In
jure it Number of I'cron.
PiTTsnuiion, Pa., Nov. K The limited ex
press coming east on the Pittsburgh, Cincin
nati and St. Louis railroad, which win due In
this city at 0:30 this morning, yvas wrecked by
a laud slide at Jones' ferry at the outskirts of
the city aud a number of persons Injured, two
of them, it Is thought, fatally.
The train was running slowlv when just as
It reached .tones' lern a mass of rocks and
earth came tumbling down from n precipice
forty feet above. The first part of the train
escaped, but the huge mass crushed Into the
three sleepers yvhlcli yvere lu the rear.
The Intel lor of tho front car was almost en
tirely demolished. It yvas the Cincinnati
sleeper aud fortunately had but a small iiiiin
her of passengers In it. The tyvo other sleep
ers were also badly wrecked.
Women shrieked and children screamed,
while above all yvas heard the groans of the
injured who were wedged In between the
berths aud the rocks unable to move.
l'hc moment the crash yvas heard the engi
neer stopped the train, but as soon as the con
ductor saw the frightful result he cried;
"Hurry on to the union depot station. We
don't want to yv.ilt a minute, as we must care
i for the Injuted." lu a few minutes the station
yvas lenched aud a lull corns of surgeons and
cointiauy attendants were on baud to carry out
It wa found that eight passengers yvcre se
riously nun, wiiiic pioiianiy its many more
received painful cuts and bruises. Among the
Itijuiod were two men who mav die. 'I he list
of Injured thus far learned Is as folloyvs:
David Akmicim, Pittsburg, badly cut about
the head aud holy and breast crushed; In a
precarious coin! tiou.
S. A. Bf.nn'iitt, New- York, wedged In under
the upper berth of one fiction, tyvo long ugly
gushes on the head and one shoulder blade
und two ribs broken; dangerously hurt.
Captain O. A. DuL'tiof Pittsburg, ugly cut
on me u -an and sngniiv nrutseii.
Mlts. Likutkxcnt Gi.As of Kort Bayard
New Mexico, one limb bruised and severa
cuts on the bo ty.
U. A. Cruris, New- York, scvciely though
noi uangci'oiisiy injured.
J. C. Lii'MA.v of liidlanapoll, badly cut
about the ho id and body.
A young lady fiom Terre Haute, Iiul.,.,
whose name was not learned, struck by flying
pelces of rock and hurt about the head and
Mu. Eoyvi.nn of Washington, D. C, slightly
hurt about the body.
In addition to the above names a number of
othr passengers yvcre slightly Injured.
S. Bennett Is getting along" falrlv this even
ing, and will probably recover. It Is thought
that Ariihelm yvill also get well.
No blame for the accident Is attached to the
company, as rocks which caused the dumage
fell from private- property on the hill. Tho
damage to the sleepers wus alxiit $ID,000.
SRAM EN RESCUED.
MAnqcuTTE, Mich., Nov. 19 The crews of
the bargo Robert Wallace and the schooner
David Wullace were rescued this morning by
the Pottage Lukecanal life saving crew. Every
man on tne ooot was saved. I lie
Wallace Is a total wreck, but the
Wallace is still sound.
O.VI.r THE HULL LEFT.
Muskegon, Mich , Nov. 19. The hull of a
schooner, mped to be the Helen of Chicago,
Is floating a Unit a half a mile out lu Lake
Michigan, abreast of the harlior. Wieckagu
has been coming ashore since yesterday.
Among oilier things Is a yawl boat with the
name "Hilen of Chicago" upou It, The crew
Is supposed to be lost.
Recce Sunjiowt: We are iufonned that par
ties In this township, old cotton growers, have
seat to Alabama for scud and Intend uert sea
son to try tha exifrluieiit of grow lug cotton
here, and will devote severalyucres to the de
velopment of the project.
ills Ability its an 0 tut or.
I have jnt bivti prcp'iriiig; a spnclt
for to-morrow i-yciiiti a: our i-onwti-tiou.
It is a ;ooil .spu -oh und will tako
well. It is nlo siiici't'o.
1 will jjivn thu otttliii M of the sjioi'oh
hi re. so that in iaso 1 should iliu or
si p up i)ii :i sti'tiographor tho basis of
my remarks mav nut perish:
Folloyv-eitizeiis Volt haw semi lit to
re-nominatM mo for the oHiee which I
have- held otto term already, viz. mem
ber of eoiiirress from this district.
As ott tiru r.ware, I am a self-mailo
man. 1 have carved out my own career
from tho Tounil up. as 1 ittay say, till
to-day I mu uir.r nominee for the
What we want these daws is not so
much men of marked ability as cmdi
dates, but ava lab'.e. careful and jiuti
c oils men. Wo arc too apt to strive
for the nomination of brilliant men of
pronounced op.niotts when we most
need men who can lie easily elected.
Of what avail is a man of fenitts and
education and robust brains and earn
est convictions, if we cannot elect linn?
He is simply a sounding brass and a
tinkling cy ttibal.
Therefore. I would sav to the youth
of Amer ea could they .stand before
me to-day do not strive too hard, or
.strain yourselves by endeavoring to at
tain some object after you are elected
to ollicu. Let your earnest eonwoiiotis
tvinaiu dormant. Should a man have
convict. ons these days, let him reserve
them fid' Use in bis oyvu family. They
are not nec Msary in politics. If a mem
ber of congress must have a conviction,
and earnestly feels ns though lie o mid
not get along another day without it,
let linn go to the grand jury and make
a clean breast of it.
1 may say, felloyv-citi.ons, without
egotism, that I have been judie ous
both in the heat of the campaign and
the halls of the legislature. I have
done nothing that could disrupt the
party or weaken our vote in this dis
tr ct. It is better to do nothing than
to do things that will be injurious to
the interests of the majority.
What do you care, gentlemen, for
what I stiiil or did in our great .session
of last winter, so long as 1 came homo
to you with a solidified vote for this
fall; so long in I have not trodden on
tho toes of tlie Irish, the (letinan. the
.Scandinavian, tho LYohibitionist, the le-iiiale-siiHr:igi.st,
the unti-Mortn in, or
the international copyright crank?
Let us be frank yvith each other,
low citi.eus. Do you ask mu on
return to von, how many speeches
pr.vatu .secretary and tho public printer
attached to my name or how main
p.iekag's of lly-bloyvn turnip seed 1
sent to you last vear?
lou ask yourselves how is I he
our parly this fall as compared
two years ago, aud 1 answer not a
lias neon mislaid or ballot erased.
I have dono notliinir and said notliini'
that aearping constituency could get
hold of. Though 1 was never in con
gress before, old members envied nu
the long, blank, evasive u nil irreproach
able record 1 have made.
No man can say that, even under the
stimulating iulluenee of the wine cup,
I have given utterance, in the last two
years, to anything that could ho distort
ed into an opinion. And .so to-day I
come back to you and lind my party
harmonious, while others return to
their homes to be greeted by a disrupt
ed constituency, over yvlios"' ruins thu
over-alert adversary clambers to suo
cess. So I say to you, lo-nighl. Mr. Presi
dent, ami gentlemen of the convention,
let us leave to the newspaper the ex
pression of what we call earnest con
victions convict ons that arisj up in
after years, to b dt us across the face
and eyes. Let injudicious young men
talk about that kind of groeer.es, but
lite wary, self-made politic an who suc
ceeds, (iocs not do that way.
It seems odd to me that young men
will go year after year trying to attain
distinction by giving utloraucu to opin
ions wiien they can sjc for themselves
that wo do not want .such men for any
place whatever, from juryman to con
gressman. 11 you c.v.tinino my record for the
last session, for instance, von will not
find that I spent the day pounding mv
desk w.th an autograph album, and
tilling tho air w tli violent utterances,
pro or con, ami then sat up nights to
get myself interviewed by tlie d slurb
ing cdement.s of the press. No, sir!
I am not u disturber, a radical, or a
At Washington 1 nm n heulor, and
at homo in my ward, I atn also a heel-'
What America wants to-day i.s not so
much a large number of high-browed
men who yvill get up on the r hind feet
and call on heaven to paralyze their I
ngni arms ucioru tiiey will do a wrong
act, or ask to liav.i their tongues nailed
to thu ridgo-p do of their mouths rather
than uttor a fais or dangerous doc
trine. That was customary when the
country was now aud infested w.th
bears; wheu men carried their gnus to
to church with them and drank bay
rum as a beverage.
Those remarks in ado good pieces for
boys to speak, but tiiey will not do now.
What thu count r, needs is a congress
about as oqu.iLy balanced as possible,
politically, so that when ono s do walks
up and smells of an appropriation, the
other can growl in a low tone of voice,
from Ducombi'r til dog dins. In th.s
way, by a pleasing system of postpone
ments, prov ous questions, points of
order, reference to committees, laving
on tlie table and g no nil oblivion, a
groat deal mav ho ov.uled, and people
ut home who do not closel,- read and
remumoer thu congress. ouil record,
wdl not know who to blame.
Judicious inertness and a go title
air of evasion, wdl do much to prevent
party dissension. I have done that
wa., and I look for tho hatue old
majority that wo had at the former
I often wonder if Daniel Webster
would have the it rvn to gut up and
talk as freely about things now as he
used to when polit us had not reached
I ho pros dil Mute of p rfoolioii. We
often liear p uiplu ask w n wo haven't
got am Webtor in congress now. I
can toll vou. Tnov are sat down on
long botoro they gu that far along.
miiKiill i imiiihwii imnu mi iimii
! Tltev nro not encmrage I to say radical
! things and pl t up tins vote.
1 I will now close, thanking you for
I your kind pivferm -tit. 1 will eve
j strive, while rept-est'.it'uir you in con
I grcss. to r.-t.un mv following, an l
i never, bv word or ibd, end savor .o
I yviu fame and applause ther.i at tho
' evixMiso (if votes at lioin . 1 care not
I to be embalmed in the school speakers
I and declaimers of future ages, pro
I vide I my tombsto'ie shall bur noon it
I tlie siinjde, poetic refrain: "He got
I titer.." A'ye in C'iie S'tws.
1 l'roiu The Fountain of I'vpiTii'iico.
I 1 have heard men say to me, "Yes,
Mr. lseeehur. it is very easy for on
that are in prosperity aud in popular
coudit.otis to stand up there in the pul
pit, with your salary, with all your
loving friauds around you, to talk to us
about patience, dint come down yvhere
we are. and take the bullet ing life us
we do. and yon would .see." Then,
thank (Jod. tliat there is . sum -body that
stands so much higher than care that
be can toll you what yon ought to feel.
Hut don't bo in a hurry. 1 have had
my share of trouble in this life, and,
thank (Jod! I have had mv emancipa
tion out of tho very doctrine that I am
preaching to you to-day. If 1 were to
groan aud grumble as soin.i men do
over trials that have pursued me. some
times like a hurricane, the bereavements
and sorrow-i and various tr.uls of my
life, 1 should be like a totintam of com
plaints all the tune. Hut I learned
early to love Jesus. 1 learned early to
take that peace yvh eh pas.soth all un
derstanding from linn. He lias never
forsaken m ; and 1 have carried this
thought with in at eery step through
my long, and labor otts, ami varied
life: and 1 bear yvitnoss to you that,
though I have courage and hopeful
ness naturally. 1 should have been
crushed long ago if I had not bad it. I
know that 1 am dear to (Jod; 1 know
that lie yvould not have put the troubles
upon mu if He dal not iiu-att to .sustain
me. 1 have said in many and many a
dark hour to the Lord. "Lay on; I be
lieve you yvould not put on mo more
than 1 can bj:u and 1 yvill bear what
ever you put on."
1 have been very poor m my lifetime,
and 1 yvas not cast do.vu. 1 'had this
feeling: "Thu loss I have, and the
more 1 can serve my L rd aud Christ
in my poverty, the happier 1 shall be.
This l.fe i.s not my luine; the other
life is mine, and 11. is looking upon
tne; and if I be heroic, and lake sutler
ing and sorrow for His cause, what
triu in pli is mine! ' And above all
bodily wants and above all sense of
shame or comparison of estate with
oilier moil's, I went through the wilder
ness, for I was a missionary in my
earlier days in the unsettled aud newly
settled portions of America, and 1
gloried in mv poverty. My name was
tis nothing, tny means yvere noiu. 1
expected to 1 ve and die in obscurity,
and 1 glonlied in it. For me to live
yvas Christ and to d e gain. Aud I do
know -oh, not as much as 1 should,
mil as I ought but I know enough to
declare thai in the midst of suH'orings
and deprivation ther.j may lie rising
oitl of the soul noUis of u.viptisitu
music, peace that p.Hsnth till under
standing, juy in the II ly tlhost.
llcnnj Ward Jlcccia; in llroohlyn
There- is no butler in. lux to a wom
an's cltanct ;r and deposition than tho
dress sho yv -a.'s at hoot s. II jr every
day dross, tlie robe, tin oid folks at
homo mint gaze upo:i seven days out
of the yv.'ok, generally.
1 lie ideal liousu dress is dainty and
quaint rather than sumptuous. It is,
in reality, most frequently unique. I
have seen a few that appeale I to my
veneration tis oeioug.ng to tlie antique.
One is particularly recalled. It yvas
worn by an uiioioul b.-lle. It brought
to mind the lines "it might have buuii''
at one time in good coiuiitio i, but now
its glory yvas departed. Its ground
work was a rich, red satin, dimmed
and frayed. A decorative latticed lace
work up lite front yvas the worse lor
u.-uge. On the right side gore wore
evii! -ticus of a luckless encounter with
breakfast coll'ee, yvliile tho opposde
breadth was ornamented with o!n nous
black splashes, evidencing abstracted
Sticli a sight is soul-saddening.
Pretty flush ami blood m.iv niwais be
sweut to seu, but it i.s all the more
saccharine yvlien visible in a becoming
setting, and a pretty girl is prutticst in
a pretty house dross. Thu tea-goyvn of
present fash. on has done much to raise
the standard of druss at home, liu
foro its advent wrappers yvcre votojd
as "dowdy" bv our neatest women.
A dress, tight-lilting and moduled after
tho same plan as a street dress, was
the proper caper. Street dresses that
had outgrown their tiattiness wore
generally relegated to tin homo ser
vice. Now thu tea-gown serves a
three-fold purpose. It clothes, it
clothes testhet.oaily, it clothes com
fortably. Our tailor-made gowns give ns
faultless fits, but there is no denying,
they are tightly snug. They are built
on the principle of giving comfortable
warmth, but it is atta tied without
sacrdieiug the purpuso of revealing
tho form divine. They carry with
them a masculine air, a hor.se racoy
atmosphere. A toa gown is purely
feminine. It mav hi fashioned of
white muslin, with knots of blue rib
bons, or of Hiiullower yellow chintz
with black buttons; it is bound to be
unmistakably fern nine. A sublimated
tea-gown is yift and silky, (lowing and
graceful, concealing and revealing.
In it any woman, if she is not what all
would call biiaullful, comes precious
near being so. ( 'hica jo Ledger.
Chirlty Hegiips ut Homo.
"I'm going to buoamo a missionary,"
she said, as she gazed at him with a
press on on Iter face.
Lo iking ibwn upon hur. ha replied:
"Don t you Hunk you had bjttor lu
gin on a he then?"
Tho were m irr ed In tho spring in
dor t to chestnut trees, tWl l'ralziC$
Tho Incretme In Their Consumption
in the I. list 'I'on Years A
There are probably but few person
who are aware of tlie magtiitudu of
the peanut industry and the increase in
the consumption of that article in tho
1 1 a s t ten years. Although to many tha
peanut is an extremely disagreeablo
product and an object of aversion, yet
it is safe to say that the majority of
those whoso digestive organs are in a
normally healthful state, especially tho
younger portion of tho race, arc fond
of peanuts, and instances could bo cit
ed where they arc eaten regularly in
great quantities. Whatever may havo
been the origin of the peanut this be
ing a disputed point the peanut plant
has gradually made its way over an ex
tended urea of the warmer parts of
both the old ami new world, and in
North America has gained a perma
nent foothold in the sod of the south
Atlantic and gulf states. Nor has it
et reached its ultimate limits, for cul
tivation and acclimation yvill inure it
to a sterner climate, untill it becomes
an important crop in latitudes consider
ably further north than Virginia.
This is indicated by its rapid speed
within the past few years. Remaining
long in comparative obscurity, it was
not untill a recent period that the pea
nut gained prominence as an agri
cultural and commercial staple, but
since it fairly started its progress has
been rapid and sure. Tho peanut will
thrive on any suitable soil with u tho
limits of the United States as far north,
its a lino extending oastvvardly from
tho northern limits of Iowa to tho
south of the great lakes aud thence to
the vicinity of (.'ape Cod. The cultiva
t.on of tho peanut, in short, is poss ble
in by far the greater port trt of the en
tire country. Any section having a
growing season of live months exempt
from frost may raise the peanut.
Planted in June, cultivated until Au
gust or a little later, and harvested tho
hist of September, it can lie perfected
in four months, though the Virginian
planter takes live months for it. Any
good calcareous soil that is not too elo
vated will grow tho peanut.
Some idea of the magnitude of tho
industrv may be gained from the fact
that the total consumption of this
country for the vear l.SSo-t! from Oct.
1. 1.S3.1, to Oet.'l. 18SU) was 2,71.r),000
bushels as compared with 1,187,000 for
the year 187o-G an increase of over 100
per "cent in tlie hist ten years. Tho
supply available for consumption dur
ing the ensuing year, from Oct. 1.
18815. to Sept. Ik), 1S87, is estimated at
nearly .'1, 180. 000 bushels. Peanuts aro
cultivated also in Kuropc, Asia, and
Africa. Among many of the negro
tribes of Africa peanuts constitute an
important article of food. They aro
grown in large qtiantit es for tho
manufacture of an essential oil which
i.s largely used in adulterating olive oil.
Peanut oil is regarded by many equal
in till respects to sweet or olive o 1, aud
may be employed for every purpose to
which that is applied. A bushel of
peanuts, it i.s estimated, yvill y old ono
gallon of oil. For burning it is highly
esteemed, but the chief consumption of
tho oil is in uiak'-ng soap. For tho pro
duction of oil for soap making, tlioro
were imported into Marseilles, France
from the west coast of Africa, in onn
year, peanuts to the valu of over li vn
mill. ons of dollars. The residuum, or
oil-cake, mav bo sold for cattle-feed.
Almost every person residing in th s
locality must necessarily know some
thing of the value of routed pi'itnuts,
Otto can not pass along Ilia streets of
any city without encountering at every
turn the peanut-stands, yvhere roasted
peanuts are sold by the pint. Thoy
are retailed in numerous stores, aro
peddled on thu railroad cars, sold to
the loungers in every depot, aro eaten
on the streets, at home, in thu olllce,
nnd, greatly to the annoyance of sotno
individuals, in public" hulls. Kveti
ladies are fond of them and frequently
have them at their parties. Peanuts
are healthful aud fatten ug. From a
pig to a school-boy no diet yvdl fatten
sooner than roasted peanuts. A per
son, it is said, can live on thorn alone
for an indclinite period, if eaten regu
larly and with moderation. Wherever
thoy have been Introduced they can,
not well be dispensed w'dh. Peanut
candy is another article in the manu
facture of which they play an import
ant part. Tho peanut lilts a useful ond
in peanut coll'ee. It makes quite a
good aud palatable beverage. Kven
bread can be made of peauuls. If
lirst mashed or ground into a pulp aud
then worked into the dough in tho
process of kneading no lar I will be re
quired to make good biscuit, which wdl
have an agreeable llavor. The sk n of
tho kernel must llrst be removed or it
will Impart a bitterish and nutty taste.
(iood soap can be m ule from the poa
nut, but whether the manufacturu of
such an article would he prolitablo at
present prices is another question.
For the higher grades of toilet soap It
might bo. As fe d for stock it is very
useful. Kvery kind of stock, horses,
cows, sheep, nogj. tiud poultry, aro ex
ceedingly fond of tho pen ult, and Will
leave any other food to partake of it.
Cows, horses, and sheep eat tho wholo
pod, hull, and Icornel together. Hogs
and poultry reject the hull, oat ng tho
kernel only. Turkeys, howevor, as a
rule, swallow tho pod wholo. All
stock fatten on them. Tlie hog will
lay on llesh very rapidly on a diet of
peanuts, Thu peanut vino makes very
good provender for all stock, aud most
plnuters make It an object to save tho
vines for hay. The forogolng aro the
most Important uses of the peanut, and
lu tho course of time, as noyv d scovor
les are made. It is not improbable that
It may subserve other valuable ends.
i . . w . . . . I
Manners nro nti art. Somo aro com
mendable, some faulty; but thuro arc
none that nro of no tnomunt. Hour
comes It that wu have no precepts by
which to teach thorn, or at least no
rule whoreby to judge them as we
judge sculpture aud muslo? A science
of manners yvouiu ue more important,
to tho virtue aud happiness of iubo(
than one would suppose.