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OHN M. CLARK,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
Office over Mover Bro'i. Drue Str,
Q W. MILLER,
Office In Broner's building, 2d floor, raomNo I.
Office cor. Centre & Miln St.,CUrk'i btlHrng,
WCm be coniulted Is German.
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Office, Second floor, Coluubiah Building,
Office In Wlrt'i Building, xnd floor, Main St
J7 P. BILLMEYER,
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Ofic o-jC RmHnf' Meat Market,
OSc, comer of Tsir4 and Mala Stretti,
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WOffice hours every afternoon and evening.
Special attention given to the eye and the fitting
I glastea. Telephone connection.
R. J. R. EVANS,
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Office and Residence, Third St, below Market,
J. HESS, D. D. S.,
Graduate of the Philadelphia Dental Cellege,
having opened a dental office In LeciAaD'i
Buildiho, corner of Main and Coatre rtietts,
Is prepared to receive all pattest! leqniriaf ft,
Elkothio VmnATOB Used.
Ethsx, Gas, avd Local Asiurmitt,
administered for tfc pahUeM aOttUn of teeth
free of eharp arttfdal toeth ate iaserted.
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THE FIELDOF HONOR.
"It is all nrrancod." sattl Clftvlcnao.
in a loud voice, ontoring tho ctsfe
whero Foucoret, surrounded by tho
usual croup of journalists and other
professional men who frequented tho
place, was awaiting his friend'a return;
"pigtols at twenty paces; firing to con
tinue until a result is reached."
"Good," said Founorcl, calmly:
"and tho rondezvoust"
"To-morrow morninc at 10 o'clock.
on tho Vezinet raoo oouree. You will
co with u to Asnierca. Order rao a
carriage for 8 o'clock, and bo sure to
nave the driver wo had in tho last af
fair. Ho will brinu us luck.''
"And do not foruot tho
Leave tho pistols to tno. I
new Bet and it will bo an
opportunity to try them."
"I leavo it all to you.
And after warmly pressing Clavig-
naoshand l'oiigorct nodded a hasty
adieu to his friouds and quitted tho
"A oool hand, that Fontrerot,'' re
marked tho sporting editor of morn
ing paper in a knowing manner.
"Xoi, very oool," oarao in a chorus
from tho littlo croup, as it their com
rade's couraco in somo way redounded
to their own crodit.
"Well, he ought to be," declared
Clavignao, pouring out a glass of
abainthe; "ho is familiar with tho situ
ation; if I count richt this is bis fourth
"Indeed!'' returned tho journalist.
respectfully. "I must put him down
for my next article on tho swordsmen
In the meantime Fotioorot had train
ed tho street. On reselling tho door
of tho cafe ho paused for a moment to
relleot, and after a decisive gesture
tarted along tho boulevard at a rapid
rate. In n fow minutes ho halted bo-
fore tho window of a larca book storo
filled with many colored volumes and
placards. Prominently displayed in tho
nrst rank were a number of coquettish
littlo volumes, neatly stamped on tho
bick with these threo linos: "Armand
Fongoret Contes Hoses Third Edi
tion." The young man opened tho door,
and passing between tho long lines of
books addressed a clerk:
"Is M. Lavinio int"
"Yes; you will find him alone."
Fouceret turnod to tho richt and
lappt-d on tho door.
'Uome in, cried a clear voioe.
"Ah," smiled the publisher, a young
man with a blonde beard and lively
eyes, holding out his hand to his visi
tor, "I am glad to seo you. Tho
Contes lioses aro coins well. You
saw them in tho window! Third edi
tion but what can I do for you this
"Can't you cuess!" replied Fouceret,
smiling in turn.
".Money! The dence, said the pub
lisher, Ids brow clouding. "Always
money. It seems to me that yon have
already drawn in advance"
"Irue, but 1 co out to-morrow and
it is necessary,"
"A duel!" interrnptod tho other.
"with Saint-Landry for his articlo on
the 'Contes Roses' I am oertain. You
aro right, my friend. The artiolo was
in naa tasto ana it lias aiiocted our
salo. Now, a duel, on tho other hand,
will bo an excellont advertisement, and
better still, will cost us nothing. All
the morning papers will havo tho af
fair in full, and in giving tho origin of
tlic quarrel will speak of tno book.
An excellent idea admirable. Will
ten lonis bo onough!"
"Uuito sutticicnt, '
"There they are," said tho publisher,
ranging ten pieces ot gold on his desk,
while tho clerk drew up a receipt
"A thousand thanks," said Fougeret,
as no gathered up the money.
"Not at all," toplicd tho othor, plac
ing tho receipt on tho desk, "you know
1 am always ready to oblige you,
count on seeing vou at tho Varieties
to-morrow ntcht. '
Fougeret shook tho hand that
oxtended to him and went out.
By this timo it was 5 o'clock. Tho
young man regained tho Btroet, and
walked toward tbo Madeleine, koepinc
step to a lively operatic air that ho
carelc-sBly whistled until ho reached
tho swarm, of public carriages whioh
crowd tbo streets of that quarter.
jiecping in miDU his inenu g recom
mendation touchinc tho selection of
driver, ho hunted up tho carriaco mas
cot and instructed him to call for
Clavicnao at 8 on the following morn
ing. After attending to this nutter
ho directed his footsteps toward tho
Tho preoaratorv details did not seem
to move htm; ho know them all. Every
affair was tho same, and as ho walked
along ho ran over in his mind tho de-
ueians 01 uio uueis ue nau aireauy
been engaged in. Tho first had boen
seven years earlier, at Havicny-sur-
Orze, whero ho made his Journalistic
ueuut on onoot the looal papers. fc.j
nousinc tbo candidaov of tho colnhrnt-
ed banker Noirvillo tho young journal
ist, touna nimscit arrayed in tierce op
position to tho Legitimist organ. The
controversy wound up on tho field
whero ho was wounded, but Noir
villo, elected by 7,000 maioritv. ro
warded his follower with tho assuranco
of bis protoolion.
ihe second aroso 111 liourso. whero
ho appeared as Norvillo's Seoretarv-
111s zeaious interest in bis patron won
rapid success that soon involved him
in a dieputo with a jealous oolleague
wno Bongnt a quarrel and lound
Tho third occurred several yoars be
foro tho affair ho was just entering on
and closo on its heels oamo tho rain of
bis patron, Noirvillo, whoso specula
tions terminated with a sudden crash,
With tho banker s fall wont all his
secretary's prospects, and Fouceret'
littlo fortune disappeared in tbo whirl
pool. Tho young man, at hrst do
spondont, quickly rallied from
mow, ana tsci nimseit to work to ro
oover tho grouud ho bad lost. Ho ha
Ho had others to think of be
sides himself bis courageous littlo
wifo, whom ho had wedded In days of
turning prosperity, unu wno Clung 10
him closor than ever during his mis
forluno, Tho thought of her and his
two toddling children served to stimu
lato his efforts and strengthen him in
tbo struggle for existence.
Thanks to his relations with Noir
villo Fougoret know a number of
journalists, and through tho kindness
of one of them tho doors of a review
wero oponod to tho young writer,
whoso first Bories of contributions re
ceived maikod approval from tho liter
ary world. His first novol, "A
Friend's Wife," aohioved a billiant suc
cess, and tho comedy which ho drew
from it met with an cnthuslastio recep
tion on tho first porlormsnco at OJeon.
From that timo his roputatlon was
assured, and ho consequently began to
acquire cnomtea A collection of his
artloles from Tho Vert Vort into a
volume ontitlod "Contos Ilosos" drew
from tho pen of tho bilious St. Landry
a critique so scathing, so bitter, so un
just, that Fougeret acting on tho ad
vioo of his friends, had sont his
seconds to tho jealous writor.
And to-morrow ho would bo on tho
field as calm and caroloss as ho had
been before. What bettor satisfaction
could bo given him! Nothing could
bo mora agreeable, thought Fougoret,
as ho halted boforo his modest littlo
houso and turnod tho koy in tho door.
"At last, Armand," said a soft voice
coming from tho kitchen; "I am so
glad. Wait in tho dining room; din
ner is ready."
Ho onterod tho room. Tho tablo
was set with four plates, and tho room
looked so cosy and ploasant that tho
young man cava vent to a contented
sigh. Tho next moment tho door of
tho kitchen opened, revealing a dainty
littlo woman, some-what pale, with
vory blue oyes and very blondo hair,
holding a smo'ting aouu turoon, and
followed by a 'l-vear old babv who.
solemnly brought up tho roar with the
"How is this!" inquired Armand.
Bitting down and unrolling his napkin,
atter having tenderly kissod his wifo
and ohildrou; "you aro waitinc on tho
table! Whoro is Itoso!''
"Rose!" replied tho littlo woman.
with a shade of embarrassment, "aho
has gone. I sent her away."
"Sent her away!" said Armand sur
prised, and why!''
"feme was dishonest," replied Claud-
ine, "and 1 could not keep her. So I
paid hor and dismissod her. You owo
your dinner to Goorgot and me."
"xes, said tieorget, gravoly, "it
was us. Don t you liko soup, papa!"
"Excellent," declared Armand: "I
congratulate you on your skill. But,"
lowering his voice, "whero did you get
tno monev to pay her with!
"1 used what you gavo mo for tho
house this week. I knew that sinco
your now book is nearly finished you
could go to your publisher to-morrow
and ask an advanoe."
"So wo can cot alone nicely," con-
tinued his wife; "I would rather wait
until your novel was finished, but I
do not think I am strong enough to go
without eating until then. 1 havo tbo
will, but not tho subst'ince, yon know."
"But you shall have the mohev,"
broko in Armand; "you must not tiro
your self out. I will have it I will
take it 2UU bUO francs, if you wish."
"That will bo bettor," said Claudine,
with a cbarminc air of content, "be
cause now I will not have to part with
my piano. 1 wanted to keep it a sec
ret from you, but I found it a superflu
ous luxury, and thoy wero coming to
morrow to tako it away. With tho
800 francs wo oan get a nurso for tbo
little one and so many other thincs1
"I see," said Armand, with a sad
smile, "that tho monoy will not last
"But in threo weeks your novel will
bo finished and then wo shall bo rich
again. Then I shall havo a new dress.
Look, 1 havo mado this ono over so
many tunes tbit there is scarcolv any
thing loft to hold tho threads together."
"Yes," replied Armand, gazing at
tho poor littlo threadbaro gown, "I
know I know."
"Ana you must havo somo now
clothes, too, my dear. And a new
dress for Georget. Why, wo will spond
at least hiteen hundred lrauos.'
Fifteen hundred francs," repeated
"ies. I' i8 a largo sum for us to
spend now, dear. But your novel will
bring us at least threo thonsand, and
to think that it will bo finished in
"In twenty days," said Armand, re
peating the words in a mechanical
"Ab, how happy wo will bo,.' said
the little woman, her eyes sparkling at
tho prospect of good fortune which sho
beheld in prospcot, "wo can pass the
summer at the seaside. Georgei shall
havo a nrettv red can and we will nn.
joy ourselves as wo did four years ago,
when wo wore rich. JJo you remom
ber how wo usod to go orabbing and
that big ferocious crab that frightened
me bo! It all comes back to me again.
and with all tho other pleasures I owo
to you. Kiss me, my dear," and tbo
affectionato wife throw her arras about
the neck of her husband, who ombrao
ed her tenderly.
"But,'' said Claudino, when she had
disentangled herself from Armand's
arms, "it is 9 o'clock already. I must
put Daoy to bed and boo mat tho house
is safely looked. But first let mo seo
you to your tablo."
And taking tno lamp uiaudino pro-
coaed her husband into his littlo Btudio
adjoining tho bedohambor,
'There,'1 sho said, drawing noar for
a parting kiss, "until wo meet again,
work quickly. ihink that ou:
happiness depends on thoso paces."
tJiaudine went out. Armand seized
Ina pen, but in apito of his efforts ho
found it impossiblo to write a single
lino. Other thoughts, whioh rofusod
to bo banished, occupied his mind
Leaning his head on his hand, and
staring vacantly into space, ho romain
ed in ono position during two long
nours. 110 was thinking.
A light tap sounded on tho door.
"Armand, said a soft voice, "I am
going to bod. Baby is asloop and I
havo locked overythiug up eafo and
sure. Do not work too lato you must
not tire yourseir, near.'
Tho words recalled him from hii
reverio, Ho cast his oyes on tho paper
boforo him; it was blank.
"Come ," ho muttorod, "I muat get
10 worK, ana seizing a pen ho wroto
with foverish haste, filling five or s:
pages without raising his head. Sud
demy 110 stopped, lio had just writ-
ton thoso words, plaood by him in th
mouth of ono of tho characters iu his
novel: "And if you aro seeking a iuel
you suaii havo one.
"A uueu no cried; "why 1 am
going to light one myself."
Aud a vison of the morrow flaahod
boforo his oyos. Ho saw tho cloaring,
tho group ot second', two men dressed
in blaok facing oaoh other and their
pistols pointed toward tho crass, wait
ing for tho signal, while tho sunbeams
filtered through Uio troos and the birds
ou the branohes chanted joyously
Suddenly tho picturo ohangod.
A man, palo and with closod eys lay
stretchod on a litter, while ono of tho
carriers stood knocking at a door. Tho
door was his ownl And tho woman
who ran to meet tho oortogo tbo
trembling creaturo who, with a torri
blo cry, threw horself on tho oorpso
ho rooognized, too. It was Claudino.
Armand roso hastily and paood rap
idly up and down tho room. It was
true. On the morrow pistol in hand,
ho would bo risking his own lifo to
His lifel Great God, did it belong to
him! Had ho the right to diepoao of
it! Did ho not owo it, as much as
money, to thoso who doporided upon
him! Wero ho dead, what would be
tho fato of his wifo and children,
thrown helplos on tho mercies of his
terrible creditors! Ho had no monov.
Thoro was not a hundred francs in tho
house. His solo fortuno was in his
pon. his talent, his brain.
Whero would thoy bo to-morrow.
And his littlo wifo, bo fragile, bo
dolioate, what was in storo for her!
The hospital! And aftor that! And
his children Georget, so bright, so
bappy, so intelligent; his littlo girl, his
merry fairy what would bocomo of
Fougert continued to paoo nervously
p and down tho floor. Tho veins in
his tomples throbbed until they seemed
on the point of bursting. Ho moisten-
his handkerchief and wound itabout
his hoad. Tho cold wator holned to
cool bis burning brain. Now he saw
all clearer. Ho had exaggerated tho
situation; a duel was not nocessarily
fatal. Had ho not already fought
threo of thom, and was ho not alivo on
tho ovo of tho fourth Yos; but then
he was alono in tbo world. His lifo
was his own; ho had tbo right to dis
pose of it as he pleased. He had given
no portion of his liio to a wife; no
children to leave bohind, fatherless
anniless and helpless. And as these
thoughts again began to surgo through
his aching brain he fancied ho could
seo tbo shining barrol of a pistol, with
tho little, round, dark hole aimed dire
ctly between his eyos.
lie tried in vain to obango tho cur
rent of his thoughts, They rofusod to
vanish, no was rosponsiblo for tho
care of thoso ho loved. Thoy lived
by him, and they would perish without
mm. Tho ball that struck him would
tako more than ono life. Thoro would
bo threo othor victims throo to whom
0 owed lovo, happmoss and bread.
Good Gd, how teriiblo it all was!
But another Idea, equally as hornblo
crossed bis mind.
Ho knew his oomrades and tho in
credulous flaneurs of tho boulovard.
Ho beard their commonts and their
pitiless raillery. What word wero
thoy pronouncing! "A coward!" No,
it was impossiblo. Ho surely would
hnd somo ono of bis companions who
would defend him. Mon aro good at
- - ... r
heart; somo ono would bo found who
"Armand," camo an anxious voice
from tho adjoining room, "aro you
troubled! You havo been talking to
yourself for a wholo hour. You aro
"No, no, my dear," ho replied, going
to the door, "do not worry. I I am
"Ah, that is well, said Claudino,
with a sweet smile Then, as sho
droppod hor long lashes over her slura-
uor heavy eyes, sho murmercd: "Think
what would become of us if you
wero to get sick tho littlo ones and
me. Baby is asleep. Good night
dear," and tho loving wifo resumed her
At the othor end of tho room, safely
tucked in his littlo crib, smiling and
peaceful, with his littlo bands tightly
claspod, littlo Georget slept.
A sudden torrent of tears burst from
Armand's oyes and wet his cheeks. Ho
rushed into bis studio, seizod a sheet
of paper and wrote.
1 no next morning at W:M a man
irreproachably attired in blaok stood
on the field at Vezinot and with an
agitated air held out a letter to another
personage, equally anxious and no less
"Is it possible!" said tho first.
"What, a message!" said tho sec
"Tho unfortunato man forgets that
ho dishonors himself," said one.
"And that his cowardioo might ro
fleet on us," replied tho other.
"But that shall not happon, said
And with a gravo air and measured
steps tho two mon advanoed toward
small group who wero viowing tho
unusual proceedings with surprise
"Gentlemen, said tho ono of tho
pair, speaking composedly in the midst
ot a general silence, "we regret to an
nounco that our prinoipal and formor
friend, M. Armand Fougerot, will not
bo on tho field to day. no will not
it is soarooly necessary for mo to
add, ho continued, replacing his hat
on bis head with a sweeping gesture,
"that, as for us, wo aro outiroly at
your service." Argonaut, from tho
French of Pierro Deoourcollo.
A Ewnarkabls Oase From Illinois-
"I sufforod for fivo years with Mer-
ounai Kboumatisra, which was tho ro
suit of potash and mercurial treatment
by physicians, for constitutional Blood
I'oison. Thoy not only failed to cure
mo but mado mo a physical wreok and
my lito a burden. 1 then commenced
taking Swift's Spocifio (S. S. S.), and
after using a few bottles was entirely
curcci ot uio utioumausm, which tho
dootors brought on by their remedies
and tho JHood i'oison whioh thoy fail
od to euro. I cheerfully commend S,
a. S. to any ono Bimiliarly afflicted."
John II. Lyi.ks, Soonto, 111,
uoveiopement depends more upon
tho mastory of one's self than tho
mastery of books.
Chicago, III., Is 581 feet abovo tbo
sea lovel. St. Louis Mo., lies about
100 feet lower.
Au Italian torpedo ram fires a -148
pound projectile through tvrouty-Bl
inches of iron.
VOL. 25, N0.29
STATUS OF T1IE LOTTERY.
THE QUESTION MKKt.Y TJ t.EAIl TO END
CONTKAm ACTION TAKEN 11V THE LOUISI
ANA SENATE THE fA.TTKIt OOIM
OVEK WITH MUCH CON
FUSION. New Orleans, La., July 9, Tho
Senato wrangled all day over tho lot
tery question without accomplishing
anything. Tho Houso passod tho lot
tery bill ovor the Governor's voto yes
terday aud It was supposed that tho
Senate would do tho same to-day, as
tho L-jgislaturo adjourns to-morrow,
but the lottery found it impossiblo to
got all tho votes it noodod twonly-
four in the Sonato and tho matter
went ovor until to-morrow.
Tho missing Sonalor, Mr. I'ishcr
Smith, of Sabine, was too seriously ill
with inflammation of tho bowels to get
to tho Stato Houso. Two doctors
wero sent from Now Orloans to attend
him, and everything dono to restore
him, as tho fate of tho lottory bill de
pended on his voto.
Under tho oaro of tho doctors ho so
improved that it was announced that
ho could bo takon to tho Stato House
in an invalid's ohair or litter at 2:30
o'clock and action on tho voto was
postponed until that hour. But at
half-past 2 Sonator Smith was mmh
worso. The doctors said ho would
risk his life in going to tho Stato
House, aud his wifo protestod against
his removal and another postponement
had to bo asked for.
AM ANTI-LOTTERY CHANCE.
This croatod groat oxcitemont. Tho
anti-lottery men tried to forco a vote
at onoo and thus tako advantago of
Senator Smith's absence, and for sev
eral hours tho two faotions fought ovor
this proposition. It looked for a
whilo as though tho antis would win.
but an executive session was called for
aud this gavo tho lottery pooplo a fow
hours respite. When tho exeoutivo
session was over a massago was re
ceived from Senator Smith, who in
formed tho Sonato that ho was too
sick to leavo his bod, anl invited it to
meet in his bedroom and thoro discuss
and vote on tho lottory yoto question,
and ho citod a section of tho State
constitution that tho Legislature could
adjorn to meet at any placo seieotod
on tho voto of both branohes.
Tho Houso in tho meantime had
kept in session without doing anything
whatever, in ordor to voto on tins
question ot adjourning to tbo hotol if
it became necessary.
Over this question tho Senato fought
and wrangled all tho ovoning, both
s'dos resorting to every concoivablo
parlimentary trick and dovico.
The proposition huaify adopted was
to adjourn until noon to-morrow, then
proceed to senator Smith s room, there
dobato tho question and come to a
After discussing tho question for
several hours again to-night tho reso
lution to meet at Smith's was with
drawn and tho matter was submitted
to tho Judiciary Committeo to decide
whether tho Governor had a right to
veto tho lottery bill. A majority ro
ported that he did not havo that right
and that his veto was of no ottect,
Tho minority declared that bo had the
veto power in this oase. This loaves
tho question very much tangled and
The lottory people claim tuat the
bill has been passed and is a law; its
opponents that the liovornors voto
wipes it out. It la impossible to say
what tho Legislature will do to-mor-
The question will inevitably go in
to the courts for a lone litigation. It
Beems that Sonator Smith was much
sicker than reported and that the lot
tcry menjelt thoy could not pass tho
bill over the Govornors veto, and bo
resolved to troat that voto as null and
void and of no offcot.
It will requiro a legal docision to de
cide whether tho lottory bill is a law
or not, and whether tho lottery's char
tor is to bo extended twonty-livo yoars-
Fanners Out For Fattisou.
AN AUDUESS KH0M THE SECRETARY OK
THEIR STATE LEAOUE.
The first steps ato being takon to or
ganize tho farmors of Pennsylvania for
raltison. Hon Julius Lo Moyuc,
Washington, Pa., soorotary of tho
Pennsylvania Farmers' League, 011
Monday sent out an address to farmers
in whioh ho says:
"All other industries aro controiiei
and their welfare is proteetod by orga
nization, by tho concentration ot thu
influence of all interested for thei
Bpeciho obiects. Tbo great success
that has boon gained by trusts, ayndi
catcs, corporations and stock companies
not only proves tho groat power ot or
ganized effort, but also points tho way
for farmers to meet successfully tho
depressed condition in their own bust
ness. Overburdened with an unjust
proportion of taxes, our products near
ly all depressed in valuo by oompet
tlon with unlawful oounteitcits an
adulterations there is no help for
but to help ourselves, to organize and
as ono man demand that these wrongs
shall bo righted; to demand that the
burdens of the government shall
borno nhko by all classes of property,
"Wo havo tho power through oil
votes. Lot us conccntrato them an
Buccood. If tho welfaro of our family
and yourself is what you most dcsin
if the credit and honor ot your ohoson
calling is worth tho effort, you will
give us your intlueuco and aotivo sur
Tho Farmers' Leaguo is an organiz
ation of long standing, and has many
influential members; but it has never
taken a band in stato campaigns. This
your tho organization will bo Btrcngtl
oned iu overy oounty, and its influotico
given to i'atllson.
A woman is always willing to bo
flattered in tin-grammatical terms, but
to renrovo ber, tho slightest flaw
tho manner of speech would mako ono
feel as if tho earth was too small for
Miss Beacon "This waltz Is divine)
Do you over dauco tho landers, doo-
Dr. Uoylstoii "No but I somcliiiu
lanco tho dancers." Jioston ltiuhjtt,
A boy at Dubuque, Iowa, lived
soda water for ninety-six days.
L "' 'i' 'B.i.fL ,!
Following is tho toxt of tho plat
form of tho Domocratlo Party of
Pennsylvania, adopted at Scrnnton t
Tho Democrats of Pennsylvania, by
their representatives in stato conven
tion assembled, rcnowing tholr former
plodgcs of fidelity and doyotion to tho
sacred rights of tho peoplo and tho
state, do doolaro :
First That ballot rofonn is neces
sary, and to this ond tho necessity for tho
assembling of a national constitutional
convention for tho purposo of remov
ing tho marked ballot clauso of tho
constitution, so that tho laws may bo
constitutionally enacted for tho assur
anco of tho secrecy of tho ballot and
tho freedom of tho voter, is recognized
as imperatlvn and unavoidable
Second That tariff roform is noo-
ossary in order that manufacturers
may bo freed irom tho bnrdon of un
necessary taxos on raw materials, tho
laborer rellovod from taxation on tbo
nccccBsitios of life, nnd tho consuming
millions disburdened of tho Incubus of
excosslvo rovonncs laid only for tho
production of a surplus which becomes
the spoil of party parasites and pitbllo
Third That looal tax roform is no-
ccssary in order that tho taxation for
county, municipal and township pur
poses may bo oqualized, that unjust
liscrimination against land values and
in favor of certain kinds of personal
property undor oxisting laws may bo
corrected, and.that tho farmor may bo
rellovod of tho donblo lax on tho val
uo of his farm and the principal of the
mortgage which may stand against it
Fourth That tho law requiting
tint tho surplus in tho stato treasury
shall be invested in stato or Unitoi
Slates bonds must bo ob.sorved and
Filth That wo recur with prido to
tho administration of ox-Prosidont
Grover Cleveland and obaltence com
parison of tho courago, fidelity and in
tegrity of that administration, with
tho duplicity, vacillation and corrupt
surroundings of that now in powor.
Sixth Tho silenoo ot M. a. Uuay
under tho charges which havo been
mado against htm through tho public
press can only bo interpreted as a con
fession of his guilt, and his rote ation
of a scat in tho United States senate
hilo refusing to domand a local in
vestigation is a national scandal.
Sovonth That tho right to bo ap
prenticed to a trado should not bo sub
ject to tho restriction of raoo or nativ
ity, but sboutd bo onjoyoa oquauy oy
tho youth li stato without distinction,
oxoept as to merit.
Eighth That wo doprooato aud do-
nouueo uuoqual apportionment of tho
istricts for tho election ot lteprosonta-
tivcs in congress, aud boliovo that the
yoters of the stato should ba allowed
lo mako their own apportionments,
which thoy could do if no apportion
ments wero mado by law nnd each vot
er wero permittod to cast ono voto for
ono candidato for congress and no
Wo accept tho issuo of Quayism ten
dered by tbo lato Republican conven
tion, and wo array tho Republican
party for its usurpition of powers in
tho administration ot tho toderai gov
ernment which tho pooplo of tho states
havo not granted; for placing in tho
hands of a dictator, in tho chair ot tho
peaker of tho federal houso of repre
sentative, tho powor to logislato for
tho representatives ot tbo wholo peo
ple, for its open disregard forjiho pro
visions of tho civil service law, which
tho president of its ohoioo was solemn
ly pledged to support; for its latlure to
fulhl its promises to tho honorably dis
charged soldier of tho Union; for its
ceaseless oliorts to promoto sectional
strife and disturb tho tranquility of
tho country; for tho lavish and reckloss
expenditure of tho public moneys; for
tho passage through tho houso 01 re
presentatives ot a tarm bill which in
creases tho taxes on necessanos, ro
duces only thoso laid upon luxuries,
and is calculated to promoto and fos
ter trust b; for its failuro to onforco tho
laws against tho importation of con
tract and pauper laborers; for its at
tempt to pass a federal election law
designed to oxcito a raco war; and,
hnally and especially, tor its lnditter-
euco to tho rights of labor; its defeat
of tho labor bills in tho last legislature;
its failuro to onforco Articles lb and
27 of tho consttution by proper legis
lation; its oorrupt methods in popular
elections, and its cringing subserviency
ot a party boss, wno stands tuuto be-
toro tho most ternbio inculpation ovor
charged against a public official.
fvccalling with prido tho gloriCB ot
tho party's past, rejoicing in tho maj
esty ot its present strength and look
ing forward to its Hpeedy triumph
throughout tho country, wo confident
ly appeal to tbo intelligence and integ
rity of tho peoplo of Pennsylvania for
their activo aud enthusiastic support
of tho political reforms this day in
scribed upon tho standard of a united.
progressive and aggrtssivo democracy.
Wo sympathize with tho rolatives
and friends of tho victims of tho ap
palling disaster at tho 1 1 ill Farm mine,
aud demand of tho legislature tho
prompt enactment of measures for tho
moro ottectual protection 01 tno labor
ers in tho mines.
Wo commond favorably to tho con-
sidpration of our senators and repre
sentatives in congress tho claims of
tho citizens of our border counties for
losses sustainod during tho rebellion.
Died at the Ago of 113-
A HEAD OK JET lll.ACK 11 AIR WHICH
dllEW OUT AKTEH SHE LOST
HER SHOWY I -00 ICS.
Mrs. Kva B. Hart, of Cicero Centre,
N. Y., who died recently, turns out to
havo been tbo oldest living person, ns
well as tbo most romarkablo person in
tho United Statos at the timo of hor
decoaso. Her ago (113), verified by
tho best authority, shows her to havo
bcon born tho year after tho Declara
tion of Independence was signed. Her
lifo was strangely checkered, and in
her early days sho had several narrow
escapes from Indian massacres in tho
Mohawk valley. Until within two
years of her death sho was a very hard
working woman, doing her own oook
ing, baking, washing nnd ironing. In
her old ago hor hair turned snowy
wbito and began to fall out, but a fow
yoars ago hor hair was noticed to bo
coming out again, and, instead of
being gray or white, was a jet blaok.
It was tho boast nf tho old lady that
sho was never sick a day in her life,
I1UI lUUIl it UIU1 III WUUtl'l B ILW4IUII.U
. I. .1 f -'o .n.l nlnn
Ever sinco tbo obildron can remember
Mrs. Hart has Biuokcd her pipe. Tho
absenco of tho doctors and tho pres
unoo of her pipo is what sho has found
to bo tho elixir of lifo. At tho timo of
her death sho had six living children,
twonty-livo living grand-children,
twenty-ono living great-grand chlldron,
ami' ono great groal-grandchild, who
is Henry Edgar Uoo, jr., tho thirteen
mouths' son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Boe, of Syracuse,
Ono could as well try to learn how
to operate a locomotive by watchiug it
go by, as to expect to loam practical
Rfe from tho study of books.