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   LeMars Sentinel (Newspaper) - December 2, 1890, Lemars, Iowa                                VO]J..XX. NO. 96. LEMARS, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1890. ISSUED SEMI-WEEKLY. ;:J. H. WINCHEL , '   \'"'(SuccES80liT0WlLS0NAMcLAlN,) , - BBMTATE LOANS aDd COLLECTIONS Low Ihtbuest for money on real estate. MoKBT Paid Oveb as soon as papers are '   made out. No Imtkhebt Due until end of year. Real Estate bought and sold. Money TO Loan ON IrrSTAiiLMBNT Plak on city property. BoiinowEBS yrihu save Money by deal? ng with me. Office over Dlehl's Drug Store, LeMars, Iowa.        38* . HOYT & GOUDIE, ,-Proprietors or-  . The Richards House LIVERY, - FEED, and Sale Stable Conveyanco to any part of tho.ooantry fnm-lehed on sliott notice. Terms ronsonnble. Onr tmmB nre good roadstors and oar TohioloB new and neat. 'Dns and baggage wagon mn in connection with the Union Hotel. PaSBengorB and baggage taken to any partot the oity. Telephone No..23. HOYT & GOUDIE. Bain & Ketch am LU BER WAGONS, MARSEILLES AND ADAMS, Hand and Power Sbellers and Feed Hills, stir, Champion .ind Adnms Wind Mills. Hand ftud Underground Force Pump, BR&SS CYLINDER PUMP. All goods Warranted. BAILEY & CO. 71*tf Gus Ilaerling's old stand ALWAYS ON TIME." � Thre ig no Jine eo handsomely-eqaippedifor hragh Fosaenger Service as "The North'West. rnI.ine"rrC., St. P., M. 4 O. B'yi     . AH well posted troTelers between : >   ' THE Twin Cities and Chicago tokethis Une-rpartica' larly.�a7oring the "VeBtibule Limited,'? which caineB the hnost Bleeping can and ooaoheeever bnilt, and ahio all doBBOS of passengers, without extra fares. On the Lake Snperior portion of the line, between Minneapolis; St. Paul and Palath, and St. Pnalaod Ashlandi Pallmau sleepers are nn on night trains and parlor oars on day trains NORTH-WESTERN Fast throngh trams are also ran between Minneapolis. St. Paal and Kansas City, via Bioax City; wlthvPallinan sleepers the entire dietanoo, nt Paol to Omaha. Kansas City, Salt Lake, SanFran^ ' olaoo and Portland. Dining cars.are ran on all I tbroagh trains over this line between Minnoapo-lip, St. Paul abd Ohicagr:' Besides being the beet LINE L.;Betwean:.tbeae principal, cities,, the .Chicago & rNorthweslem - system of'lines composed of the Chicoao; 8t:^ Fanl,. HiniioapoliB'& Omalin, Chicago A Northwestern; and Fremont, Elkhorn Ik Mib-BoniirYalleyiBailwayB (all advertised as "The Northwestern.sLine"), offers the-qoickest means of reaching aU:eitiM'�nd,townB. in the. territoryi intersected br.it;'j^;Jii connection with.the 'Union Paoilio the 0., St. P.,M. & 0.,By.,  ' *  . 0en'lPaB8.AKt.St. Panl.Uinn> Plymouth Cquntjf Jewelry Stp -THE- .^P^^>-f I^The best made. ,And 'j^^^^^ALTH^w^*: Elgin, Spring- other standard Movements always on TALK or THE PEOPHEl'S. WHO WILL   BE SPEAKER , OF  THE FIFTY-SECOND HOUSE? Some of tlio Prognostioatlons That Are Already neing Made Despite the Fact That tlic MeetInK of the Koxt Gong;res� Is a Fnll YoarOir. ISpeciol CorrospoDdoDcQ.1 Washinqton, Nov. 27.-We are to have a new speaker a year hence-a new king npon the legislative throne-and already the prophets are trying to guess his name. It is not surprising that so much interest should this early be taken in the contest, for the speaker of the house  of representatives is without MILLS AT SOLITAIRE. doubt next to the president of the United States in power and influence in this government. Much depends, of course,,upon the man, but in the speaker's office a man of active brain and true qnalitics of leadership need never fear that any one, the president alone excepted, wll overshadow him. This is distinctively a government by congress. Some one has said that it was a government by bureaus, but that is not true.  ' The executive departments not only derive their authority, from congress,^ but the scope of their powers, their funcr tions, are from day to day regulated by congress to suit its own fancies. This applies to details. as well as to fundamentals. What will congress think,, what will congress say, what will congress, do? are the questions the chief men of the departments are always asking. In congress the majority body, the more important branch, is pretty well under the thumb of the speaker and the men who made and sustain him. The house is more powerful than the senate, notonly for constitutional reasons, but because it is nearer the people, because it is composed of the men who are the real leaders; of public opinion in this country. See the power the presiding oflScer of the house hasjwithia his_grasp, in the very nod of his head." Two members are on their feet begging recognition. One, more eager than the other, has walked, down the aisle till he is within a few feet of; the speaker's dais.: There.he, lifts, up his voice and waves' his. .arm8,'Cryingv "Mr. Speaker!; Mr. Speaker!" But the speaker does not see him, is apparently oblivious of his presence. Whatthe speaker does see is a gentleman.away off m the corner of the hall, who. is. not making so much noise; but who gets the recognition which he wants, just the same. The speaker's failure to see and recognize the somewhat: frantic person directly, in front of liim may forever bury in; the great legislative tomb the bill which .that^'gentleman had in cliarge; may affect: favorably or unfavorably the fortunes; the happiness, of many individuals or. large � communities; The speaker's eye is a sun which falls not; niion all .alike,'but here blights and there causes blossoms to sprout and flourish. The president of the United States may veto legislation with his pen.. The speaker of the liouse prevents legislation by looking over, under, around, through a man, and seeing him not. No wonder, therefore, that. a large number of prominent members of the majority party in the next house are ambitious to be opeaker.; Already there is a plentitude of candidates, open or covert. The list of possibiUties includes Mills of Texas, Springer of Illinois, Ciisp and Blount of Georgia, McMillin of Tennessee, Breckinridge ;;of Kentucky, Bynum of Indiana,! Hatch of Missouri, Outhwaite of Ohio, Wilson of � West .Virginia, and Lockwood of New York.  The propTiets are saying the next speaker, ynll. be Mr. Mills, Mr, Crisp, ,Mr.;Si)ringerior Mr.,Wilson.  The fii-st named is;.undoubtedly, .the: leader of .his: ?I�rty.in therpre^nt�housejVand accoirdri 'iiigifoltradition�iuc(^ds;^to .ership. �'ttVas,Mr."Mills,wtip first sug-, gested Carlisle for: the?sp^lcershipi and Ithe^remarkablefriendsbip^betwmn.these" t^o men I have (alfeadjrinpwd^^ntihese letters. ijl^enColt^Morrironiof^.Rlinois, the former^chairman of r'thex --shoes and into nominal leadersbin'oni^tliel floor, f9r it is one of the tr^'"--*-'^'--' -congress, ,which is not alwaysf 0 ,that the offiinflaa of that"-WU. 1^ aa caj) naturally and by common consent recognized as the commanding officer. The long illness and then the death of Mr. Randall, and the promotion of Mr. Carlisle to the senate, left Mr. Mills in actual as well as in nominal leadership. Mr. Mills is a very able man. Sincerity and earnestness are liis predominating characteristics. IIo is incapable of indirection, of deceit, of lialsehood. He is even too honest to bo diplomatic. Frankness is one of his faults or one of his virtues, as you please. No man in this country is more devoted than he to the cause of tariff reform. It is his ambition, his dream, to see the nation relieved of what he conceives to be the burdens of a false system. There are three other men in this congress as well informed as he on the philosophy and the details of the revenue reform cult: Mr. Carlisle, Mr. Wilson of West Virginia, and Mr. Breckinridge of Arkansas. But none of these displays the enthusiasm rior the depth of feeling which are characteristic of tho great Texan. When tariff reform is up Mr. Mills is as happy as the parent of a boy who has won first honors at college; when tariff reform is down he gloomily but courageously takes refuge in his faith in its ultimate triumph. No man in this country has done more than he to keep the followers of this principle strong and faithful. If, as the wise men say, the result of the recent elections w.as a victory for that principle which Mr. Mills has so long and so valiantly contended, surely liis reward should be the speakership. But it may not be so. Some of the members of his party say Mr. Mills is too radical to be speaker. Others say he has too hasty a temper. But whether speaker or leader on the floor, Mills is sure to be one of the great commoners of the next congress as he is one of the most admirable men in public life. Mills is a comparatively poor man. He has his salary as congressman, a farm in Texas, and in Washington lives in one half of a rented house, the other half being occupied by Judge Payson, of Illinois. Mr. Mills has a fine private character, looks like a bluff and ugly customer, but has one of the kindest of hearts, and is inordinately fond of spending his evenings alone at home surrounded by books on the tariff, and occasionally amusing himself at solitaire. Crisp of Georgia is a stalwart. He has a large frame, a Websterian head, which, however, is very bald. He -was a fighter in the war and is a fighter in congress. His courage, stability and force are undoubted. A great lawyer and a deep thinker, he has a habit of considering well in advance the ground he is to take. He therefore makes few mistakes, and has the right to be stub- WILSON, THE STUDENT. ; born;,as he is.  He has a full, melodious voice, the voice of a leader, and he would make a good speaker. Springer of. Springfield is a remarka^ ble man. Activity in mind and, body are his sterling characteristics. He is one of; the men who seem to see everything, to think of everything, to say everything. � Though apparently nervous, restless, scattered, nothing escapes him, and at every crisis he is really cool, thoughtful, vigilant. It is only his manner that causes observers to doubt his calmness. As a parliamentarian he is one of: the greatest men in the house. During the last session he gave Mr. Reed more trouble than all the other Democrats together. When the speaker was educating the house in use of his new rules Mr. Springer was on his feet about half the time, . It used to be a saying in the gallery: "Springer is up again. Sick him! Sick him. Springer!" ... The niinoisian with the snapping black eyes and grizzled;mustache and beard needed no such encouragement. It was fun for him; .With a dozen books of reference spread out before him, and one big volume in his hand, be cited the law and the aiithoritiesaudbeamedover his 'Bpectiicle8till,vthe;o^6bkerB;Bhook their sidefwthlaughteK'^.Simnger^^^ pt, too, and ahwt; spring ibad the courage to stand qp and .defy'B^d. , For a time be and the speaker^ were on> very bad terms \ pemonally^buttinear. th&^close of theisession'ihexsat'dpTO-'fogettieip "pnej day.in-ihe'rearof-the hall and talked things over for anfhour.''^ They parted good friends. No two men in the present -congress ihave^fought each other' more ifiercely than Reed-and Springer. The latter has been often in the chair. ;n.he were three inches taller, weighed forty pounds more and bad a louder voice Wilson,"ofvWesttVirginia,! would make almost on ideal^peaker.'\He4s'a, stiadent;^ a judiciaUy minde^t)i>aQf judge. ' It has been Ba|d of Otrr^arlisle that he has a mind so constituted it is impoBsible^for. him to make'avwrong ''l&e: Carlisle.Though-^)nl4ant andfilpquent; ora^rs, ndther, cares'^-much foir'public spealdng; Apitlier; likes the ..contentiopJ and word h^d^ng of the contests that 't^eVpIaoS^ pMthe flqprX '^Bothilare fond pt ftealin'g'pff '&,jiheir cojnmittee rooms -jL'i" 'liiJr^py' there spending thei; bhjtheir bpoksT'   < ;:�R�iSfe:' SQ5w'.!;qjf.jthenpr9pBBfi8' say^ Mills and ^OriS'Ri'-atfd'; Springer -a^ the oth THE PROBLEM SOLVED. ROMANCE   IN DONN A LETTER PIATT. FROIVI liow toKo Overcnino Tlieoify, oncl a Happy BlaTrlngo Followed a Challonge to a Duel-For 'IIb Love, 'TIS I.OVO, 'TIs Love That Makes tho Wovld Go Round. [Special Correspondiince.1 Mak-o-Chee, O., Noy. 27.-1 met young Spray-Charles Augustus Algernon Spray-at an English country house and fell in love with him. It was not that he was handsome, but that he hud such a frank, winning way with him. Although 28 years of age, tall, broad shouldered, n,arrow flanked, with a superb blonde head balanced above his superstructure, he was as simple in his ways as if he had been bom that morning. He listened .to what one said with credulous earnestness that was perfectly charming, and yet the,absurd fellow was a "crank.;' I do not/ give the popular meaning of that much abused word. By a crank I define a man possessed of what in old fashioned phrase was called a hobby-that is, taken up with some one favorite subject to the utter exclusion of aJl others. We hive certain men who believe that humanity is constructed like a machine, and there is a crank somewhere that if tliey can get hold of and turn vigorousljf all the wheels, levers, pullies a,nd things will move harmoniously, with great results. The liuman machine is, say, a sort of coffee mill with its crank. To some this is temperance, for example, or protection or Sabbath breaking.'l-I knew a man who had morus multicanlis on the brain, and he talked silk and had woi'ms. These cranlcs are bor^^ of course, but Charles Augustus was ail exception. His crank was delicious, because he was delicious. His fad was s^ delightful that instead of avoiding it his friends drew him out and enjoyed hfs frank, boyish earnestness, and when he found that he was being chaffed instead of getting offended he would deprecate the humor, saying: "Well, I suppose it does appear ridiculous, but, by Joy^e, I believe it." A crank is almost alwliys offensive, not only from an everlas^g production of his one topic, but hisVMtense advocacy and ill tamper when :dtmbted or having it disputed. Our dear''lellow was earnest enough, but he wotifd listen patiently, and at times, with "Well, I must confess that is a weak placain my.thepry- at least, it appea.rs-^l)ut i beUeye it only appears so. ~ There is a|n answerer an explanation somewhere; if I could oiily find it." It was common for hiih to confess a lack of intellectual power in himself and lament that T|yndale, Herbert Spencer and Huxley, thefhieavy ordjiance of Bcience,;did_no.t._t�j&B!:up,the Bubj^ :. and help 1dm out. . Charles Augustus had a fair mind and possessed vast stores of inf�miation,*for he had been.a hard student. But all seemed to end in a belief that by obsei-v-ing the laws of nature and living up to certain conditions life oh earth could be rendered immortal. "Disease and death," he would say, "are not laws; they are violations of law. If it were our destiny to sicken and die sickness would not be accompanied with pain, and people would not have such a prejudice against dying. By Jove! it is a horrible shock that we cannot get accustomed to;" But it would fill a volume *o give even in outline the many and learned arguments he brought to bear upon the subj ect. Among others, however, was that well being was more dependent upon the mind than upon, the material things to which ill health was attributed. He asserted that worry shortened more lives than a torpid liver, and., that the emotions were prostrating and perilous. There was love, for example; that was a beastly impulse in the lower animals and hid under sentiment in the human being. He was very strong on this point and avowed that, in his determination to demonstrate the truth of human immortality on earth, he would especially \i^t other^up, toqltnred i others^wiU I tha^t in'the en^ this  int ^n�-hl)^* guard himself against that stupid emotion. He further maintained that in every child born there was that much taken from the vitality of the parents. , There were, three charming girls in the house, and of course, while they evidently admired our immortal, they had no patience with.his. beliefs. Our hero was not only a.vegetarian in food, but he held killing to be an evil that shortened the life of the slayer. Nothing proved liis sincerity and earnestness more than this; When an' Englishman, gives up his gun he gives away: his second nature, if not all his nature.- To kill something is John Bull's ruling.passion.-This condition of our young crank throw-him much upon the society of the womri en, and it was amusing to hear these last say, with charming simplicity, that "Mr.-Spray's theory, sounded real nice; except that part about love; an4 that part was allnpnsense." .    �- ' Our term of stay, fixed in the' beginning by; our/host, drew to a close. There, are two things, worth a trip across the ocean to; Bee--pne is Gladstone; the other the country life of an English'gentle? man.;; Wo took .our,� leavereluctantly, especially of our immortal..*  -', 'Nearly a year after-we were at the Virginia springs-not i that huge resort jOf the,well bent npoii maWpg the'mselyes^ ill, known as tbe Greenbrier White Sul-phur;;;butin a charming place devoted^ to inyalids called the Sweet Ohalybeate;^: Among-the selectyfew were a famous;. Confederate geQeraliand-h^ They 'were very interesting people. The' rgeneral-iwas notoifly ;S^      : frpmt' nervous prostration,''brougbt on  by the| .privations and^ exposure*of a cauaej^, where, men marched' without shoes," i;f9uglitwthput^;fooil;�^d;Blp^^^^^ sjtints, but he i^had 'been wounded in wlfty ,not only.,tp leave its decoration tlu-ojugh life, but'a reminder in continu-^ jbns pain. ( Tlie'devotion of the dftughter, aonvtlie ;symRa|hy/Qf/'iiiU. ;She.'bad? ,^^to win wittioi^^be2^d*''geniii^| -"J      fl^:       i ^.'4' � ' life was devoted to her father. Perhaps it is asserting too much to s.ay that she was beautiful. Her attractions came more from her intellectual gifts and fascinating manner than her face and figure, excellent as they were. The fair girl had read much and thought more in watches by her father's bed, and I soon learned that she had developed the brain at the expense of her heart, as it is the wont of such women. She was, in her gentle, quiet yet firm way, a crank, and reminded me of our immortal left in England. I told her in an amusing way of my young friend as we paced the long piazza of the hotel. She became quite interested in the odd character that in almost the same line paralleled her peculiar belief. She, too, was averse to matrimony. That an individuality .heaven born in its excellence should be seized on, taught, trained from earliest consciousness to a condition in which that individuality should be merged in another nowise superior, shocked both her sense and her sensibility. "I choose," she said, "to own myself. lean see clearly what a holy state would be that of matrimony were it made a sacrament based on equality." This was simply the protest of a girl to what she considered a wrong, ahd who had not yet experienced that feeling that makes the sense of dependence the sweetest and dearest part of the manied state to tho wife. To tell her of this was like talking of light to one bom blind. Our promenade was interrupted one evening by aU arrival that fairly took my breath. It was so sudden, unexpected and yet so utterly appropriate, being no less than our young immortal. "Here I am," he said, "under the bald headed eagle in the land of freedom. You see, it struck me one day that life would be altogether more pleasant in a nation of cranks, than in dull, stupid old England, rut worn and^ rotten with age. I want to be more comfortable if I am to live forever. Do you knpw I was not seasick at all. I went aboard with an empty � stomach, and, although hungry enough to eat the cook,- abstained from all food'but a few oranges. You see, my theory sustains itseU at all poinis." "; And so the dear fellow rattled on.. He had sought me out for an introduction to oui" new life, and I introduced him to Bella G-.  He immediately proceeded to convert her to his theory of life, and she, with an amused look in her eyes, combated his arguments while giving him the results of her own thoughts and studies. I had no more promenades With Miss Bella, nor did any one else save our immortal.. Therewere riot only walks, but rides on horseback. The young immortal, having the means, had procured a superb mount both for himself and the girl. All the time she could ; spare ..from; heLinvalid-iatlier. seemed, given to my friend;, '    ' "How are you' getting ori,' Charles, my immortal?" I aSked him orieda;y.    ' "Capital," he cried.' '.'She is' a wonderful girl. Such brain,-such original thonght! And, by Jove, she has read everybody!"^ "And you hope to convert her to your belief?" "Yes, indeed. I make progress, I teU you." It was very evident to the observers at the hotel interested in this affair that whatever might be the progress 'of ^ the conversion these two young people were deeply-in love -writh each other. 1 saw, however, that a change had. come upon my immortal. He .lost his happy, careless way and became moody and silent. He lost color and appetite, and although as devoted as ever to the fair Bella,-1 sould hear him pacing the floor far into the night instead of the health giving sleep he so strongly advocated. I met him one day pacing along lovers'walk �with head bowed and arms folded. "I say," I cried, facing him, "you are in trouble, my boy ; come, confide it tome." "I am, old fellow," ho reijlied; "lam-in an ugly fix." "Have you converted her?'' ^'That is my misery." :   "What! Why, I thought that was what you wanted." "It was'tiU I got it, and then"- "What then?" "Well, you see, while I was converting her she was capturing me.'.' "I don't comprehend." . '^Confound it!. I discovered when too latethatlwas head over heels in love vyith her."   �: . "Well, is she not in the same condition-that is, in love with you?" "Not much; she is in love with my theory, and my theory shuts out love arid :irie.withit.'v.�:;�;.;� '.',. I, 'f ?I see. That is awkward; but, my deai: 'boy, it is notbeyond remedy. Tell her, the truth-that you- prefer death with her to immortality, without her."    . "I have," he repliedwofully. "And the result?", "Oh, Lord! She said she loved me too well to doom me to death." , , "Charles' Augustus Algernon Spray, you are a fool." "Thanks, awfuUy; but why?" "-That was the moment to seize her in your arms and cry, (Bella G--r, we wil^; die together."' ; "That would do with most girls, but , not with Miss Bella. She is all brain.  [ ,^al^i�;don6;for.'^;^;"V;', �.,.!i>;;;-;,iy;.!:    ;-:n.i ' : "Yon remind mo of the showman's giaskutisJjihat'couldn't :live on, land and died in the water."   �        ' i J.�The ludicrous affair would have-couT tinned asource'of muchamusemeni^^nt ;for-an event that came near ending in rAragedy. There werp at the "Green Brier" |>Wfhite SulphuTi^a number of ygnn^iiieii: ';.,'^ho called 'themselves  fantastically "The Bella Benights of the Bound Table.',' Bella Q-was their toast and fair lady, and pnp of vtheir duties, faithfully performed," was to: ridp*xiVer to thp sweet chalybeate and devote a day to her.  It was a' liarmless -ecpentaiciiy 'o| -ryoung Boldiers,,'a1; i wMoh > sthe^ reuovraed Jofficer smil^^iVgopd rnaturedlj; m iati Jiyhich Bella was vastly amused.*' Owr ^Jmmortal. did'i^Qt^^o,regard Jilfe,^�flair| she; considered lt|maeUcate,ondswithhi^^^ fuBwl fraijb^wft^fe^xpfiBSMdltomBe^ ^ he cSnfiajd; himself to" S2.00 PER YEAR' SPRING BROS. MAY BE FOUND A8 USUAL, RIGHT AT THE PRO NT WITH A FULL LINBr�f: OP THE "WORLD'S BEST" ,,    . ,J. Gold Coin, Base Burners and Elmliurst Surface:! BMrnixig- Stoves, 'h With ntiier approved lines for Fall and Winter trade,"with everything in A COOKING STOVES, ,1 Kitchen Furniture and Every Kind of HARDWAUE tliat you ever, desire. They have also Plain and Clioice la FXJI^ 3SriTXJR.HJ Of Every ilcscription to wliicn they invite the citizens of LeMars and those of    ^ ncighboriug towns, �vvho wish to buy, before makii.g their purcliases, assuring them that they will not be undersold by any one-quality of goods being considered.  ^ .^.jOjyJuRto the'3bTi5iirl$b ot: ri^a>have conclude t6^ffer:ua ^^**�S         ^ ^Wnl'lnypj   

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