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OLD WORLD HAPPEM.
The St. Germain Steamer Held In English
Port for Dainasos— l'aris tiives 300,000
Franc* for the Relief ot Iscilia—
Murderer to be Tried at Cape Town and
the Informer's Wife an Important Wit
ness—Prince Carlos, of Portugal, Be-
rot lied to an Austrian Princess—
Hungary Jews lJeins Fearfully Perse
London, Aug. — The captain of the
tug Kecovery,whieh was towing the steam
er Woodburn when she was run into and
sunk by the French steamer St. Germain,
states that he had two bright lights at the
tug's masthead, clear indications that she
had a vessel in tow. The St. Germain, he
says, ported her helm at the last moment,
thus causing the collision. The damage to
the St. Germain is so great that she will
only be patched at Plymouth and then be
sent to France for complete repairs.
The admiralty court has taken posses
sion of the steamer St. Germain. The
owners of the lost steamer Woodburn are
taking proceedings to recover damages
from the owners of St. Germain. Tha
steamer Amerique is expected here to
morrow and will convey the Germain's
passengers and cargo to New York. The
great strength of the water tight bulkhead
alone prevented the St. Germain from
It is rumored that the crown prince,
Carlos of Portugal, has been betrothed to
the archduchess, Maria Valeria, third
child of the emperor of Austria.
Dr. Ginsburg, in a report to the mana
agers of the British museum, declares that
the Shapira manuscript of the book of
Deuteronomy is a forgery.
London, Aug. 27. — A dispatch from
Madrid says the loyalty of some of the
troops of Valencia having been suspected,
a number of their officers have been trans
ferred to Madrid.
The journals who support the preten
sions of Zorilla are starting subscriptions
for the relief of the families of tho ser
geants who were executed for taking
part in the late revolt. Several well known
Republicans subscribed largely to the
London, Auj. 27. — The London Mis
sionary society has received a telegram
announcing that the queen of Madagascar
died July 13.
London, Aug. 27. — The Hungarian twhea
crop is estimated at a full average, and
the Austrian crop 15 per cent, below av
London, Aug. 27. — Riede, the German
painter, is dead.
The weavers' strike at Ashton-on-the-
Tyne is virtually terminated, and it is
expected the employes will resume work
Livebpool, Aug. 27. — The warehouse
here of Green & Taylor, and over 2,000
bales of cotton, belonging to Messrs. Fac
tiri, are partly destroyed by fire.
London, Aug. 27. — A correspondent at
Hong Kong says it is rumored that a revo
lution has broken out at Hue.
London, Aug. 27. — The Emperor Wil
liam and oth9r sovereigns have sent auto
graph letters of candolence to the Coun
tess de Chambord. The Emperor Francis
Joseph will personally tender his condo
lence to the countess to-day. The Berlin
court will go into mourning for one week.
Payi3, Aug. 27. — The Orleans princes
have gone to Fohrsdorf to attend the
private funeral services of the late Cham
, A grand fete was given yesterday under
the auspices of the press of Paris, the pro
ceeds to be devoted to aid the sufferers of
the recent earthquake at Ischia. The re
ceipts amounted to 300,000 francs. There
was an immense attendance.
Pabis, Aug. 27. — Trade riots between
Frenchmen and Italians broke out at Bes
oneon to-day. A number of shots were
exchanged and the Italians were arrested.
Pabis, Aug. 27. — A dispatch to the
Figaro, says that Harmond, the French
civil commissioner, has gone to Hine, at
the special request of the emperor of Ab
nam, who is desirous of placing himself
under French protection, as his position is
most insecure. He nearly lost his life on
the first day of the bombardment by the
French forts and batteries at the river
Hue. Harmond is provided with the most
complete powers to negotiate with the
emperor, and is instructed to obtain from
him a strict definition of the protectorate
over Annain, conferred by France by the
existing treaties. He is also instructed to
demand that the Annamites' bands, en
camped at Tonquin, to be immediately
Vienna, Aug. 27.— Violent riots against
the Jews occurred in Hungary last Friday
and Saturday nights. Two thousand peas
ants took part in the outbreak and wrecked
all the houses and shops of the Jews in the
plac3, and thouted, "Murder all Jews.''
The troops were called out but were una
ble to suppress the violence of the mob
until reinforced. The rioters also released
a number of prisoners. A force of in
fantry and cavalry were ordered to pro
ceed to the scene of riot from Budepesth.
The riots lasted three days. The peasants,
armed with muskets, stoutly resisted the
troops. It is reported that twenty sol
diers and many rioters were killed. Riots
against the Jews also occurred at Churco
and Kezzlety. At the last named the
troops had to be called out to suppress dis
Madhid, Aag 27. — Among the troops
which Kin<r Alfonso reviewed at Lograno
on Saturday was a regiment of cavalry
which participated in the late revolt. The
king in addressing this regiment rebuked
it for mutinying and ur^ed that the men !
be trae to their country so that Spain i
might be able to hold her position among j
the nations. At the end of the king's re
marks the regiment cheered him heartily. j
Alfonso has arrived here.
Madrid, Aug. 27. — It is officially an
nounced that the king will visit Germany.
Madrid, Aug. 27. — There is an increas
ing opposition to King Alfonso's visit to
Madrid, Aug. 27. — A cabinet council
to-day, King Alfonso presiding, discussed
the king's proposed visit to Germany and
a suspension of constitutional guarantees.
Nothing was decided upon. Another meet
ing will be held this evening. Rumors
of a cabinet crisis are increasing. King
Alfonso has expressed himself perfectly
satisfied with tha state of the army and
the feeling of the people in the prov
St. Petersburg, Aug. 27. — Advices from
the scene of the recent riots against the
Jews say that 34G houses were wrecked
and plundered during the progress of the
riots. The losses sustained by the Jews
are estimated at 611,000 roubles. Fourteen
Russians who were wounded by the troops
in quelling the outbreak have since died,
making a total killed of 282. Numerous
cases of Jew beating are reported at
places elsewhere, but the police and troops
are acting with energy, and in most in
stances promptly suppressed any attempts
at outrage against the Jews. At Berchadi,
however, eighty houses of Jews were fired,
and their former inmates are without shel
ter and are suffering great privations.
MISCE LL A> EOUS.
Alexandbia, Aug. 27. — Seventeen deaths
from cholera yesterday.
London, Aug. 27. — A French nobleman
was killed yesterday in ascending Pitz
Bernia, the highest mountain of the Enga
dine group in Switzerland.
Pabis, Aug. 27. — The statue of the inven
tor of the daguerreotype was unveiled at
his birthplace at Corneilles near Argen
Beelin, Aug. 27. — The Bundesrath has
unanimously approved the treaty of com
merce between Germany and Spain.
Cape Town, Aug. 27. — Before O'Donnell,
who killed James Carey, the informer, was
committed for trial, he said to the magis
trate: "I am not guilty of wilful mur
der. The killing was done in self defense.
Oarey drew a revolver from his right hand
pocket and I snatched it and shot him."
London, Aug. 27. — Seventy-eight per-
sons died from cholera in upper Egypt on
Sunday and three in lower Egypt includ
ing one British soldier at Suez.
Cbonstadt, Aug. 27. — The czar and
czarina with the rest of the imperial fami
ly have sailed for Copenhagen.
Beblin, Aug. 27. — It is thought probable
that Gen. Gourke will be removed from
the governorship of Russian Poland on
account of a anti-German speech delivered
Bismarck has been so much benefited by
the waters of Kissengen that he now wishes
to return to Fredricksruhe,but the doctors
urge him to take up his residence at
Vienna, Aug. 27. — King Charles, of
Roumania, had an audience to-day with
the emperor and Count Kalnoky,the Außtro-
Hungarian foreign minister. King Charles
conferred upon Count Kalnoky the order of
the Star of Roumania. The emperor took
leave of King Charles at the depot.
Beblin, Aug. 27 — It is stated the em
peror and czar will meet during the next
fortnight, probably at Stettin.
Capetown, Aug. 27. — Patrick O'Donnell,
wh» killed James Carey, has arrived here.
He wished to be tried in Capetown. An
application for a writ of habeas corpus
will be made to the supreme court. It is
believed Mrs. Carey will give important
information, evidence which 6l c has here
tofore withheld on account of her husband.
REQUIEM MASSES FOB CHAMBOBD.
. Washington, Au^. 27. — Requiem masses
were celebrated here this morning for the
repose of the soul of the late Count de
ISSUE OF STANDARD SILVEB DOLLARS.
The issue ot standard silver dollars
from the mints for the week ending Aug.
25, was $442,999, and for a corresponding
period last year, $122,500.
XHE TWO CENT LETTER POSTAGE.
The post-office department has selected
as a color for the new four cent or double
rate stamp a shade of green somewhat
darker than that in which the present
three cent stamp is printed. As the three
cent stamp will be retired from circulation
no errors are likely to arise from the sim
ilarity of color. The new stamp bears a
profile likeness of Andrew . Jackson. The
distribution to postmasters of the two
stamps begins Sept. Ist, and it is believed
everythiag will be in readiness
for a change of letter postage October 1.
NEW SILVER DOLLAR VAULT.
Plans are completed for the proposed
new silver vault under the cash room of
the treasury department. The storage
capacity of the vaultage is 23,000,000 sil
THE ACTING SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
Until the return of Secretary Folger, the
assistant secretary, New, will act as secre
A statement has recently been published
to the effect that the plan establishing a
Garfield memorial hospital in this city
had been abandoned for want of adequate
support, and that the money thus far con
tributed for that purpose would be turned
over to the Garfield monument fund.
Thomas Fisher, of the Garfield hospital
board, says in reply to inquiries to-day,
that the report of the abandonment of the
hospital scheme is entirely without foun
HAZING TO BE BE BROKEN UP. .
A special to the Evening Star from
Annapolis says: The practice ships Gale
and Conciliation will arrive at the naval
yard to-morrow. About fifteen cadets on
board the Constellation belonging to the
class that entered the academy June and
September, 1882, have been reported to
Superintendent Ramsey for hazing mem
bers of the next lower class, and will be
tried by court martial upon the arrival of
the ship. Captain Ramsey declines at
present to give the names of the offending
cadets, but expresses a determination to
break up the practice of hazing, if he can
do so by any means in his power.
A New Stock Industry.
Milwaukee, Aug. 27. — James S. Peck,
secretary and Treasurer of the Converse
Cattle company, the stock of which is
owned in Milwaukee, has returned from
Nebraska, and tells of a new industry
entered into by the company, the purpose
of which is to fatten cattle before, bringing
them to market, in Boone county, Mo.,
where they hold 0,000 acres of land. He
has supervised the erection of sheds for
shelter and corn cribs ample for the ac
commodation of 1,000 steer?, which will be
driven down from their Wyoming ranch
this fall and there fattened. Year after
next their operations will be extended, and
the industry is promising to develop
late siinnxapol IS hews.
Tho committee on industrial display
; have established headquarters at the Nicol
let house, where L. A. Stevens, secretary,
will b9 in attendance from 10 to 12 m.
and 2 to f», 7 to 9p. m., to give such in
formation as may be to parties desiring
j to take part in the procession.
Young men having saddle horses and
who are willing to unite in the organiza
tion of a cavalry company for duty during
the Northern Pacific parade, are requested
forthwith to notify W. E. Steele or W. A.
McMullen, 12 North Third street. Let
those interested respond at once.
Attention Odd Felloves
All uniformed Odd Fellows are request
ed to meet at the parlors at Odd Fellows
Nioollet avenue, at 7:30 thi3 (Tuesday)
evening to arrange for parade. Report
Manufacturers, business men intending
to take part in the procession, will please
so notify the secretary at the Nicollet
without delay. Give full particulars.
Ia the last sixty days twenty-five arte
siau well? have been sunk at Denver, every
one of which flows a powerful stream of
nearly chemically pure water. The aver
age depth of drilling wa3 325 feet.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 1882.
A FRIGHTFUL WRECK.
A Tast Express aud Freight Train in Cjl
lUion — The Accident the Result of Owre
lessness—Minor Mishaps — A Mini Killed
at Aitkin, Minnesota.
TWO TBAINS WBECKED IN A COLLISION.
Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. 27. — At 12:20
o'clock this morning a collision occurred
en thß Pittsburg, Cincinnati & St. Louis
road, about a mile west of Mingo Junction,
Ohio, where the memorable disaster of 1878
occurred. The Cincinnati express going
west and the second section of the east
bound freight train, came together at full
speed on a curve where a high hill extends
for a third of a mile. Both engines were
completely demolished, and four freight
cars loaded with pork in boxes, lard in bar
rels, and oats in bulk, and the mail and ex
press cars of the passenger train, were re
duced to kindling wood.
Owing to the character of the road
where the accident occurred trains ap
proaching cannot be seen until close upon
each other. The engineer of the passenger
train, Chas. Wolfe, noticed the approach
ing freight train and applied the air
brakes and reversed the engine, but this
had but little effect before the approach
ing freight train, composed of thirty cars
and coming down grade crashed into him .
The passenger coaches and sleepers kept
the track and the passengers escaped with
slight bruises and a severe shaking up .
Wm. P. Hoyt, of Indianapolis, postal
clerk, had a leg broken and was badly
crushed so that he will die. He was sur
rounded by debris requiring chopping to
J. B. Newman, postal clerk of Indianap
olis, was slightly hurt.
Chas. Wolfe, engineer of the passenger
train, had a limb amputated and was badly
bruised about the body and head, but will
T.Watson and A. N. Brown, postal
clerks of Indianapolis, and Joseph Little,
colored porter in the postal car, are all
The engineer of the freight and both
firemen jumped when they saw the danger,
but Engineer Wolfe stuck to his post.
The accident was the result of the care
lessness of Conductor Swaney, of the
freight. The passenger train was ten min
utes late and the freight thirty minutes
late. The latter had telegraphic orders to
go to Mingo not later than 11:00. The
oonductor didn't read the order and thought
the operator said 1 :30 a. m. The wrecking
train was sent at once to the spot and
traffic will be resumed early.
SECTION HAND KILLED.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. J
Atkin, Minn., Aug. 17. — Lewis Lar
son, a section hand, was killed
on the track this morning at 12:12 by the
west bound passenger train, about twtnty
rods east of the depot. The verdict of the
coroners' jury censures the engineer and
fireman for running too fast while ap
proaching the station and for not keeping
a better watch. Larson was last seen at
10:30 on Sunday night very drunk and is
supposed to have started for the seotion
house eaßt of the town. Three trains
passed over the body without discovering
or reporting it.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Chicago, 111., Aug 27.— Quite nnex-
pectedly values are higher to-day and quite
a firm feeling has prevailed. There is no
reason whatever for the improvement, but
rather the reverse. c movement started
in the cow market, where the depressing
effect of the largest receipts of the season
was more than overcome. Rumors of a
frost in Minnesota did the business. Quite
an amusing story hangs on the frost ru
mors, and may be worth repeating as an
indication of how nervous both the stock
and produce markets are, and how pre
carious the condition of the corn crop is
thought to be. A wealthy customer
of a prominent commission firm
here, Schwartz & Dupee, came in this
morning and bought 1,000 shares St
Paul for investment, paying 100% there
for. Shortly after, the deal having then
been made in New York, he returned, look
ing rather anxious, to inquire what effect
a frost in Minnesota would have on his
property. To satisfy him, inquiries were
sent to the five Gotham correspondents of
the house here, the probable influence of a
frost on Northwestern stocks being asked.
All replied that it would be disastrous.
This started the rumor in street.
Stocks sold off sharply. St. Paul went
down a cent, and the Chicago buyer
THE BRITISH GRAIN MARKETS.
London, Aug. 27. — The Mark Lane Ex
press, in a review of the British grain
trade the past week, says the fine weather
the past fortnight has had an inestimable
effect on the crops, which are being
threshed and marketed very fast, but the
present indications are that the wheat crop
of the united kingdom this year will be
one of the smallest ever known. Trade
the past week in foreign wheat off stands
is quite demoralized by the sunshine. In
off coast cargoes trade almost nothing was
done. The sales of English wheat during
the week were 37,G03 quarters at 43s £*d
per quarter against 12.704 quarters at
47s 10d the corresponding week last year.
Batavia, Aug. 27. — Terriffic detonations
were heard yesterday evening from the
volcanic island Krakato, audible on the
island of Java. Ashes from the volcano
fell as far as Cberibon, and flashes pro
ceeding from it were visible in Batavia.
It also fell in a shower on Serang which
was in total darkness throughout the night.
Batavia was nearly so, all the gas lights
having been extinguished. During the
night communication with Ongier was
stopped. It is feared there has been a cal
amity there. Several bridges between
Or.gier and Serang are destroyed. The
village has been washed away, the rivers
having been overflowed because of the
rush of the sea inland.
"is this yellow feveb ?"
Pexsacola, Aug. 27. — To-day is the fifth
since the cases supposed to be yellow fever
were sent to quarantine, and eleven days
since they went under meioal treatment,
yet the city remains unusually healthy. No
sickness of any kind is reported. The great
burden now falls on business men. The
panic carried away their last customers at
an hour's notice, diminishing the daily
sales and absolutely suspending collec
tions, and the quarantine cutting off coun
try trade. The merchants are necessarily
feeling the burden. Rev. Mr. Chappell,
reported ill with yellow fever, and dying
on Thursday at the navy yard, was up on
Saturday. Mrs. Owen, Paymaster Brown
and Lieut. Whipple are reported as doing
quite well. The public ask, "is this yellow
fever?" Surgeon Owen is now reported as
having died of pneumonia. 1
The police of Philadelphia have closed
all the horse race pools in that city, and
are threatened with injunction.
ALL AROUNU THE GLOBE.
A boobin shop in Lpwell, Mass., was de
stroyed by lire last night.
The governor of Salonica, captured by
brigands, has been rescued.
Lord Coleridge was given a reception at
Irvington, on the Hudson last evening.
The Farmers' bank at Richmond, Ind.,
is to be closed up but all the depositors
will be paid in full after Sept. 3.
The drug and spice mills of Lyman &
Co., at Montreal, were damaged by fire
yesterday. Lo»s $20,000.
Secretary Chandler held a reception yes
terday on board the Talapoosa, at East
Four prisoners escaped from the Dover,
Del., jail last night. Two of them were
notorious negro burglars.
The convention of the National Women's
and Christian Temperance union at Round
Lake, N. V., closed on Sunday.
Frank Eastwood shot and killed Dave
Jones near Murfreesboro, Term., on Sun
About 175 wheelmen participated in the
bicycle tournament at Atlantic City, N. J.,
Emperor William lays the foundation
stone of the new parliament building at
Berlin on Wednesday.
A Chinese stock company are to hire a
New York theater for the presentation of
Chinese plays by a company now perform
ing in San Francisco.
A colored boy named Nickers deliber
ately threw himself on the track in front
of a rapidly moving train at St. Louis
yesterday and was instantly killed .
Harrison Peters' stone works were burn
ed at St. Johns, N. 8., yesterday. The
machinery was destroyed and the loss is
of the west
meet in Chicago on Wednesday , and will
take definite action in regard to a general
reduction of wages of employes.
Gen. Sheridan has arrived at Portland,
Oregon, and a reception was given him at
which 5,000 were present. He left last
evening for San Francisco.
Parker White was stabbed and killed by
his father-in-law, Sylvester Gray., in New
Orleans yesterday. Both were colored
There are no new cases of yellow fever
at Ship Island, and fifteen vessels are
being cleansed and fumigated preparatory
to their departure for their destinations.
Hial H. Stoddard of Syracuse and Jack
Davis of Birminghan, Eng., box in a
match for $500 a side in New York ci<y
the last of September.
John Brown, a colored railroad hand at
Shelbyville, Ky., while drunk yesterday,
laid down on the railroad track and was
killed by a switch engine.
The new Grand Opera house was formal
ly opened at Dcs Moines last night by the
Abbott Grand Opera company, before a
Waite, champion of Montana,and Burns,
heavy weight champion of Colorado, are to
have a hard-glove fight, and $ 500 forfeit
has been put up at Bntte, Montana.
Frederick and John Savage, believed to
have caused the Thatcher Court, Boston,
fire on Sunday, by which five lives were
lost, are held on a charge of arson.
John Dees was shot dead while riding in
a buggy between Lake City and Wells,
Fla., by an assassin who was concealed in
a school house.
Before the Senate Committee.
William McClemond, of the Amalga
mated Society of Engineers' explained the
main feature of that organization and the
distri aution of its various funds to sick
members, members out of work and
widows and orphans. The headquarters
of the English organization are in London
and the headquarters of the United States
in this city. There are upwards of 50,000
members in the organization and a cap
ital of $841,000 in the treasury. They not
only contribute to the support of their
own body, but also to that of other unions
while on a strike. The whole fund here
could be made available to sustain a strike
in one or more districts elsewhere. There
is a general feeling of dissatisfaction
among the working men in this country
at the insufficiency of their wages for the
amount of work done.
Grand Irish Picnic.
Milwaukee, Aug. 27. — A grand Irish
picnic was held at Schlitz park to-day, and
included athletic games and patriotic
speeches. Among the speakers in the
evening were Hon. P. U. Deuster, member
of congress, D. H. Sumner, of Milwaukee.
Wis., Alfred Aylward, a noted chieftain
of the Bosrs, and others.
Ex- Mayor UodgdonDead.
Dubuque, Aug. 27. — General John
Hodgdon, ex mayor of this city, died this
morning, aged eighty-three. He wag a
native of Maine, served in the Maine sen
ate a number of terms and was several
times a candidate for governor and senator
of that state.
A |letter |from J. Ryan, 129 Fair
mount avenue Phlia.,to Col.Ohurchill of St.
Louis, t-tated that the formers missing
daughter was in that neighborhood. A
visit to the premises showed that Ryan
was not known there and a search elicited
no clue. The whole police force of the
city is searching for the missing girl .
Proceedings of tie Board of Elucatim.
St. Paul, Aug. 23, ISB3.
A special meeting of the Board of Edu
cation was held this day at the office of
Present — Inspectors Wilgu.a, Kerker,
Horn, Athey, Hamilton, Berlandi. Don
neliy, Mr. President.
The president stated that the object of
the meeting was to hear the report of the
Committee on Supplies, relative to the
matter of furnaces for the Lincoln, Vau
Baren and Adams schools .
The committee submitted the following
St. Paul, Aug. 22, I£B3.
To the Chairman of the Committee on
Supplies, Board of Education:
Dear Sir: We estimate cost of putting
up and connecting six No. 158 Boyntou's
Salamander furnaces in double casings
and connecting same to each loom in the
respective school buildings, furnishing all
hot air pipes, registers, ventilators,
register boxes and smoke pipe, dampers
and hot air pipes and smoke pipe, and all
that is necessary to complete the furnaces
in every particular for $435 for
each furnace. The No. 158 furnace is the
largest made in the country. It ia amply
large for doing the work required of it
and will prove in years cheaper than the
next size smaller, which would answer your
purpose of heating to seventy degrees for
a few years. Yours very respectfully,
P. S. — These furnaces are so arranger
that you can burn wood in the mild
weather of spring and fall . P . Bans.
On motion the proposition of Prender
gast Brothers was accepted and adopted b\
the following vote:
Yeae — Ins. Wilgns. Kerker, Horn, Athey.
Hamilton, Berlandi. Donnelly, Mr. Presi
The committee on real estate was in
structed to sell the old school desks re
maining in the basements of the variou-
J. G. Donnelly, Secretary.
Cilia O GJRAPHT,
Some of the Peculiarities of irandtcriting,
[From the Spectator.]
Handwriting bears much blame that
does not belong to it. Of course a
man's writing ought to be legible, but
allowance must be made for idiosyn
crasy, fatigue, illness or haste. A hand
writing without peculiarities is a hand
writing without landmarks or cheeks
upon false reading, and, as absolutely
good writing is not to be looked for in
business life, the dull school-boy hand,
with no special character in it, is not
without its dangers. The very worst
manuscript may be made out by a
reader -who can and will analyze, but
readers who can and will analyze are
few. Here, as elsewhere, there are not
many who find a pleasure in taking
trouble and applying obvious general
rules. Take the subject of spelling, for
instance. The rule which decides in
certain words -whether, when the sound
is cc, the word shall be spelled ci or ie,
is so short and easy that any one who
had no previous knowledge of human
dullness would think it utterly impos
sible that a mistake should ever be
made by a writer who had once cast his
eye upon the rule ; but what the fact is,
we have some of us melancholy reasons
for knowing. Now take the case of a
badly-written manuscript. You will
find a whole group of people fumbling
at a sentence, and making as to one
particularly obscure guesses upon
guesses, all of which are simply absurd.
When it is demonstrably clear that the
missing link must be an adverb, you
hear six sane men trying nouns or
verbs. It may be clear that the dark
•word must be one of strong praise of a
given kind, the dictionary possibilities
of the case lying within narrow com
pass ; but scores of false shots will be
made, because nobody has the brains or
the will to say for himself, "Whatever
this -word may be, we can positively de
termine what it is not, and so limit our
range of guessing."
There are here and there human be
ings who are by nature incapable of
■writing a good hand, just as there are
others who cannot draw a straight or
true circle, or even recognize one. But
the ugly manuscript of the clumsy-fisted
straggler after form is usually very
clear. Haste, uneasiness, excessive -work,
nervous preoccupation — are the
chief causes of obscure handwriting
■with most of us. But when a man's
manuscript has once made for itself a
fixed character of its own, neither print
ers nor expert copyists would like to
have it come round again tame to sim
plicity* and correctness. It "would be,
in another way, the case of the lover
with a squint, who ruined his suit by
going to the occulist and getting his eye
put straight ; the lady could no longer
meet his eyes in the old affectionate
way, and she dismissed him. Still,
there are faults of handwriting which
are inexcusable in themselves, and which
neither compositor nor copyist can pos
sibly like to see. One of the worst of
these is the lax practice of putting the
strokes to such letters as m and n.
There is no harm in cutting down cer
tain syllables, such as ment and ing, to
mere lines or twirls ; but where an at
tempt is made to express the characters,
the number of strokes ought to be uni
form. Another practical observation is
that flurried handwriting gains no time
for the writer. A downright lazy scrawl
is another matter, and so is that kind of
handwriting in which we can see in the
badness egotistic self-assertion or disre
gard of the eyes and wits of others. It
may be laid down that there is as much
egotism (associated it may be with much
kindness) in the man who writes a bad
hand which never strives to pick itself
up. But, of course, the rule must be
applied with greater ®r less stringency,
according to the amount of work that
presses on the producer of the manu
script, his health, his preoccupation,
and the activity of his self-conscious
WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT
According to the original design the
monument was to consist of a circular,
colonnaded building, 250 feet in diame
ter, surmounted by a shaft 70 feet at
the base and 500 feet in height. Tho
colonnade should consist of thirty col
umns, each 12 feet in diameter and 45
feet in height, resting upon a base 20
feet high and surmounted by an entab
! lature and balustrade, 20 feet and 15
j feet respectively.
The terrace beyond the colonnade is
intended to be 23 feet wide, ami tuo
space within the colonnade 25 feet.
Thirty pilasters, 19 foct wide, •!"> feet
high, and with a projection of 7J feet,
arc to border the inner gallery. The
rotunda measures 500 feet ia circumfer
ence and 68 feet in height.
The monument, as far as finished, is
built of crystal marble from Maryland,
and rests upon a foundation of Potomac
gneiss rock 81 feet square at the base.
The base of the obelisk, or main shaft,
is 55 feet square on the outside, and the
walls are 15 feet thick.
i If completed according to the original
plan, ita entire height will be 600 feet.
This will place it among the lxighest
■ buildings in the world, being 80 feet
more than that of the Cologne Cathe
dral, and 120 feet higher than the Pyra
, mid of Cheops.
The site is a natural knoll, a few yards
from the bank of the Potomac, and
about a half mile east of the President's
mansion, in a line between the latter
and the national Capitol. The work was
commenced in 1848, with the expecta
tion that the free-will offerings of the
people of the whole country would fur
nish all the funds needed to complete it.
But the first architect had greatly un-
aerestimated the cost; there wa« ex
travagance and mismanagement, if not
more or less dishonesty, in Che appro
priation of the money collected ; the
people of the country lost faith in the
management ; then threats of disunion
began to grow alarming, contributions
closed, and finally the work stopped
when the shaft had reached 174 feet.
Then the war of the Rebellion super
vened, and until it ended in the triamph
of the Union and the national credit was
fully restored the unsightly pile, sur
mounted with a derrick and surrounded
by the deserted sheds of the masons and
heaps of debris, stood there, a subject
of mortification to every American who
visited the capital of the nation. In
1876 Congress appropriated $200,000 for
the completion of the monument, and
this work is now slowly progressing.
When it will be finished is still a matter
of conjecture, as is the total cost.
San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 27. — A large
fire is in progress. Hugo & Schmetzer's
wholesale grocery store and Groose &,
Co.'s bank are entirely destroyed. The
building is one of the handsomest blocks
in the town.
Austin Register: While Rev. A. C. Rey
nolds, who lives about four miles west of
town, was unhitching the lead horses on
his harvester, the team became frightened
and ran away, throwing him to the ground.
The machine passed over him, inflicting
some ugly gashes about his head and
breaking several ribs. At present writing
he is convalescing finely, although it was a
The Currie, Murray county, Minnesotian
of Aug. 23, says: "With the end of this
week the wheat and oats will all be in
shock and a good deal of the flax. The
weather has been fine the past week, and
the harvest is in fine condition and if it
will only remain so for ten days more the
fine crop will be securely stacked. Corn
is growing nicely."
Do you want a pure, bloom
ing Complexion? If so, a
few applications of Hasan's
MAGNOLIA BALM will grat
ify yon to your heart's con
tent. It does away with Sal
lowness, Redness, Pimples,
Blotches, and all diseases and
imperfections of the skin. It
overcomes the flushed appear
ance of heat, fatigue and ex
citement. It makes a lady oi
THIRTY appear but TWEN
TY ; and so natural, gradual,
and perfect are its effects,
that it is impossible to detect
'g HAS BEEN PROVED £
c The SUREST CURE for «
! KIDNEY DISEASES, §
r" Does a lame back or disordered urine iadi- °
® cate that you are a victim ? THEN DO NOT '
I C HESITATE; 'use Kidney-Wort at once, (drug- Jj
! " gists recommend it) and it -will speedily over- ,_
1* come the disease and restore healthy action. ©
S I £ftjriiA<2 For complaints peculiar .>
If hflwlvoi toyoTijsex, such as pain U
** and weaknesses, Kidney-Wort is unsurpassed, ■
as it will act promptly and safely. £
Either Sex. Incontinence, retention of urine, «
* brick dust or ropy deposits and dull dragging C
O pains, all speedily yield to its curative power. 2
< 43- SOU) BY ALL DBT7GGISTS. Price $1. *
Graita Eli Street,
Office of the Boabd of Pttbuo Works, >
City of St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 20th, 1883. )
Sealed bids will be received by the Board of
Public Works in and for the corporation of the
City of St. Paul, Minn., at their office in
said city, until 12 m., on the 3d day of September,
A. D. 1883, for the grading ef Elm street, from
Wilken street to the right of way of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company, in
eaidcity, according to plans and specifications
on file in the office of said Board.
A bond with at least two (2) sureties, in a
sum of at least twenty (20) per cent, of the
gross amount bid mast accompany each bid
The said Board reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
JOHN C. TERRY, President pro tarn.
Official: R.L. Gorman,
Clerk Board of Public Works . 233-243
NOTICE OFASSIGME'S SAIE.
CITATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RAMSEY
kj— District Court, Second Judicial District.
In the matter of the assignment of Louisa Brei
dert, with her husband, John Breidert, for the
benefit of the creditors of said Louisa Breidert.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an order
of said court, duly made in said matter, bearing
<?ate August 17th, A. D. 1883, and duly filed in the
office of the clerk of said court, at the city of St.
Paul, in said county, on that day, the undersigned,
es assignee of the said Louisa Breidert, John
Breidert. her husband, for the benefit of the credi
tors of the said Louisa Breidert, will sell at public
auction to the highest bidder for cash, at the Store
Building and premises, No. 55 West Third street,
in said city of St. Paul, commencing at ten o'clock
in the forenoon of Wednesday, the 29;h day of Au
gust, A. D. 18S3, all thai stock of goods, merchan
dise and personal properly, mentioned and describ
ed in the inventory, duly tiled in said matter, in
Mid office of tho clerk of said court, the same be
ing the entire stock covered and conveyed by the
deed of assignment in said matter, 'and consisting
of a stock of stoves and fixtures, with such general
stock of material and merchandise in the line of
hardware as is usually kept in stock and for sale at
retail hardware stores. Also, the accounts remain
ing unpaid at the time of said sale, and belonging
to said assigned estate.
That said entire stock will be offered and sold in
bulk, and as one entire lot, and the same can be
seen and examined at said Store Building and
premises, at said No. 55 West Third street, to the
time of sale and from this date.
EDMUND RICE, Jr.,
Assignee of Louisa Breidert.
August 17, 1883. 230-241
MISS LAURA W. HALL, ,
PIANO, ORGAN AND HARMONY.
50. 102 Western Avenue, St. Anthony Hill,
ST. PAVZ, MIN2T.
EB^Also Agent for BRAINABD'S MUSICAL
WORLD, published at Cleveland, Ohio. It has
been published over 20 years, and is acknowl
edged to be the ablest and best, as well as the
oldest musical journal in the country. Every
teacher, amateur and pupil should have it
Price .50 a year. Address as above. Notified
by postal card, Miss H. will call at any residence
n the city and receive subscriptions.
A WORD TO IHE WISE.
DOX'T BK SKEPTICAL. REASON TEACHER
AND EXPERIENCE CONFIRMS THAT TAR-
ItAXT'S SELTZER APERIENT JS AX IN
VALUBLE REMEDY FOR ANY AND ALL DISOR
DERS OF THE STOMACH, LIVER AND BOWELS.
A TEASPOONFUL IK A GLASS OF WATER
EVERY MORNING, BEFORE EATING, IS NOT
ONLY EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL, BUT A PRO
TECTION AGAINST DISEASE WHICH NO ONE
CAN AFFORD TO DISREGARD. FOR SALE BY
Address for circulars,
Assessment for Grading Pine street.
Office of the Board of Public Woref, )
City of St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 27, 1853. J
The Board of Public Works in and for the
corpDration of the city of St. Panl, Minne
sota, will meet at thek offi?9 in 6aid city,
at 2 p. m. on the 4th day of September,A.U.lßß3,
to make an assessment of benefits, costs and
expenses arising from the grading of Pine
street from Fourth street to Grove street, in
Slid city, on the property on the line of said
grading, and benefited thereby amounting in
the aggregate to $4,518.45.
All persons interested are hereby notified to
to be present at said time and place of making
said assessment and will be heard .
WM. BARRETT, President pro Urn.
Om'cial: R. L. Gorman,
Clerk Board of Public Works. 240-241
Assessient for Gradins: Smith Street.
Office of the Board of Public Wo rkp, I
City of St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 27, 18fc3. )
The Board of Public Works in ar.d for
the corpontio i of the city of St. Paul
will meet at their otlice in 6aid city, at
2 p. in., on die <th day of September,
A. D. 843, to m t ko an assessment of ben
efits costs nvd tX(ifi)>es arising from the grail
ig of Smith street from Douglas street to
Exchange st re .-t, ii said city, ou the property
o.i the In bof s -.lid street and benefited thereby,
amounting ia ihe aggregate to $4,486.20.
All persons interested are hereby notified to be
present at said time and place of making said
assessment and will be heard.
WM. BARRETT, President pro tern.
Official: R.L. Gobman,
Clerk Board of Public Works . 240-241
Asssssient for SmMlini East nib
Office of the Boakd of Public Works, )
City of St. Paul, Minn., Augast 27, 1883. J
The Board of Public Works,in and for the cor
poration of the city of St . Paul, Minnesota, will
meet at their office in said city at 2 p. m.
on the 4th day of September, A. D. 1883, to make
an asses-ment of benefits, costs and expects
arising from the sprinkling of East Ninth street
from Broadway to Neill street in said city under
contract of Patrick Norris, until Noyember Ist,
1883, on the propery on the line of said sprink
ling and benefited thereby, amounting in the
aggregate to $350.40.
All persons interested are hereby notiSod \p
be present at said time and place of making
said assessment and will be heard .
WM. BARRETT, President pro tern.
Official: R. L. Gorman,
240-241 Clerk Board of Public Works.
Assessment for Construction off a Sewer
on Fort Row Seyentu, Street,
from GooJricli Avenue to
OrrrcK of the Board of Public Works, >
Cm v* 1 dr. Paul, Minn., Aug. 27, 1883. \
The Board of Public Works in and for the
corporation of the City of St. Paul, Minnesota,
will meet at their offioe in said city at 2 p. m. on
the 4th day of September, A. D., 1883, to make
an assessments of benefits, costs and expenses
arising from the construction of a sewer on
Fort (now Seventh) street from Goodrich
avenue to Jefferson avenue, in Eaid city, to
gether with the necessary catch basins and man
holes on the property on the line of said sewer
and benefited thereby, amounting in the aggre
gate to -?6,523.
All persons interested are hereby notified to be
present at said time and place of making said
assessment, and will be heard.
WM. BARRETT, President pro tten.r n.
Official : R. L. Gorman,
Clerk Board of Public Works. 240-241
Assessment !or the Construclion or a
Sewer 01 Ceflar Street from
Blntli Street to Tentb
Office of the Board of Public Wobks, )
City of St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 27, 1888. $
The Board of Public Works, in and for the
corporation of the City of St. Paul, Minn., will
meet at their office in said City at 2p. m. on
the 4th day of September, A . D. 1883, to make
an assessment of benefits, costs and expenses
arising from the construction of a sewer on Ce
dar street from Ninth street to Tenth street in
said city, together with the necessary catch
basins and manholes, on the property on the
line of said sewer and benefited thereby^mount
ing in the aggregate to $1,530.
All persons interested are hereby notified to
be prtsont at said time and place of making said
assessment and will be heard.
WM. BARRETT, President pro torn.
Official: R. L Gorman,
2iO-241 Clerk Board of Public Works.
Vacation of Part of "lake PMen
City Cleb :i s Oi f ee, )
Saint Paul, Avgot>t2*, 1883. >
Whereas a petition has been filed in this office,
as provided by law, by order of th^ Common
Council of the City of Saint Paul, asking f»r the
vacation of so much of the "Lake Ph-ilen
Road" so-called, as runs northeasterly through
the south half (S }£) of the northwest quarter
(NW Jfl of section twenty-eight (28), town
twenty-nine (29), range twenty-two (22), and
. Whebeas the petitioners state that they aro
the owners of property on the line of the vaca
tion asked for, and that the object and reason of
such vacation is that said road does not conform
to the proposed laying out and subdividing of
the above described property into lots and
blocks, and that the said road does not pass over
or along the new traveled road, etc.
Now, therefore, notice is hereby given that
said petition will be heard and considered by
the Common Council of the city of St. Paul, or
a committee to be appointed by them, on Tues
day, the 2d day of October, A. D. 1883, at 7:30
o'clock p. m., at the Council Chamber, in the
By order of Common Council.
THOS. A. PRENDERGABT,
aug 25- at-4w City Clerk.