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TURNERfE-HAMLIN. Publishers.
Stings for Our Enemies-Hoiiey for Our Friends
WM. T. TOENEB, Editor.
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VOL. I.
LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY,
Churches.
niTJi baptist cmmcir.
Vcimont Avonup, between Q & It Sta., N
W Services -very t-abbath, 11 A. M., 3 P. M.
and P. M. Jtev. John H. Brooks, pastor.
l'astor'rt lesidence, 2143 9tl street, N. W.
june 8-tf
Furniture.
Furniture Packing and Repairing.
JOHN T. ASHFORD,
Manufacturer and dealer in
FURNITURE,
1004 Penna. Ave., N. W.
Ii.uit i , Pictures and Mirrors carefully
pa'-t-l and pped. Work done with. care
l
jt!ul
au.l whin promised.
June 3-tf
Tobacco and Cigars.
1LALEU IX
Cigars, Tobacco,
jJn 1 si! k ikIh of ConfectionerieR and Fruits
l-e t if air, Tonic, Cream and Milk. '
1300. Cor 13th and H Sts, N. W
jua
-
Clothingr.
JUSTH'S OLD STAND,
619 D St, bet. 6th and 7th Sts., W. W.
I MES' AND GENTLEMEN'S
First-Class Secoud-Hantl doHunjL
Boots, Shoes, Hats, &c.
jun- 3 ti L. S. JUSTH, rrcprietor.
BUSH, THE TAILOR,
loG 13th Street, !tf. W.
Piqxiiiiiiig ncMtly donpf alto cleaning,
and boouriiig S tits to order from $18
QP- juue 3-tf.
"r ,.;, iax H Suit of Clothes Cleaned
J. 4ii ; I'l.uMti iut
PRIIJOE'S
1003 F Street, N. W.
j
f
Restaurant.
SHAKSPEARE HOUSE,
350 Penna. Avenue.
r.re-- urn Uestauraut ou European Plan.
M.. M-nwl at all Iiouip. Table supplied
vr.'h thr beet t'10 market aflords.
The Jj.ir Htocked with the finest Wines
L: juors arid Cgarc '
,... ?AIL & MIDDLE rOS.
Eoarding
Houses.
Fiiiladelphia House.
WILLIAMS & MEREDITH,
Proprietors.
348 Penna. Avenue, N. W.
J-.i.e 1 M
THE SOUTHERN HOUSE.
Boarding and Lodging.
A ( mi. tii.nery, Fruits, and Ice Cream
MRS. M. V, ENNELLS,
1410 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.
No
w.
oppobite Willard'3 HoteL
: mo 3 tf
PARK HOTEL,
7th and Boundary Streets,
JOHN" RICKS, Proprietor.
Boarding and Lodging. Lunch always
fady Choice Wmes, Liquors, Cijrars and
Tolucco. Mineral Waters of all kinds. Also
a firat- lais Barber Shop in the house, kept
y M Payiio and W. P. Giuy, brauch from
'2 lVmia Avoune, K. W., where customers
un be mm-voiI in lirHt-claPB style. June 3-tf
GRAND UNI0NH0TEL
415 1311 Street, Northwest,
Capt. WM. B. GRIFFITH, Prop'r.
1 .no Wiupp, Liquors and Cigars.
1 irst- i.,8 rooms to let bv the day or week.
un 'J- t
Barber Shops.
A. J. HOWARD,
tail ami Hair-Dressine
1106 Eighth Street, S. E.
TirM-daKs artiets, the test material, and
oariiui, prompt, courteous attention to evcrv
jution Your .patronage is jespoctfully
8-lilcltpJ . June 3-tf
M. PAYNE & W. P. GRAY,
Hair-Cutting and mtm Saloon,
352 Pennsylvania Ave.,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Every customer a clean towol. June 3-tf
Brokers.
W nri.
E. MATTHEWS.
BROKER,
Room 2 Le Droit Building,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
vlnZ?T1r'Q8ea' XotC8 "counted.
11 Lstato Bought and gold. june 3.tf
L. G. FLETCHER, Ag't.
te ff, ,,Lotaor,8ale- Loa negotia
vi niH f"110"- Money nalolv invested.
on,tIOr,f',r, aml L,,'e Insurance.
7.!??Cd,3j n" W,ng' K0m 55 eamW
Kphfdf nro. 182J B street. X, E. June 3-tf
"pEUSONS dealing loans of Hiiall or large
U ? " of nitmt7 " be a commodatod
L, api lymg to
W. AUGUSTUS STEWAKT.
, 80 tlWBO wishing to invest can get tlie
r7f '"'"IP,"1 centage on thoir investment at thiB
V " Jill
1 t.ict .n n.i.
)iu street, j. ., or, after office
his residence, 1703 19th street,
"un..
at
perty bought and sold. jane 3-tf
SAMCEL B, GRAKT. CALVIN D. JOHNSON
& GRANT & JOHNSON,
Book and Job Printers,
606 10th Street, N. W.,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
.i V VAlcuica witn promptness, neatness
find cheapness. juno 3-tf
f
Boots
Examination
SHOES! SHOES! SHOES!
JUST OPENED AT THE
Boston Shoe Hou
A largo lot of LadicB., Children
Men's and
LADIES'
Tjflrlion' V-itn..i j- .
idles' ' Fraught Ly lrm ?1.00mp to 2.00;
nTLC8' b&nd-made, $1.75: Ladies'
caUdrenP.PSnSSl'?iS6?i.P??.8?
umiaren'g spnnir beel 8linr in i.7i ',r"rr
spring heels, size U to all r "... T',"onl ,0C'"P to. ?2-; a ful1 "Q of Misses'
. Ladies' fine kid button l, ; "w. "u;8.B"" ir.P aj cent
buttonholes. $17SLadiR W,-i '5 't i .,ie8 nuo curacoa "i". button boots, worked
plain lasting MtoJSr b.UttQ' Spaniah arcb' ouI-S4'00 Ladiea'
Ladies' foxed button boX 125 irt$9 nrf JS3I0B , "JIS?? 8euaa kid ts, only $3.00;
up to $2.50; Ladies' pU?ul&1&2J aSpySiSSIlS8
GENT'S DEPARTMENT.
Gent
from
Gent
shoes
A fine
Call and be convinced of these prices.
H blue Cloth ton FTJiJora OK orn onn .i
$2.00 nn to s.fki, V.2;;.: ' I" ..V :.u"'0;.uuu -u u?ni a P1Jle ui top low shoe?,
s low enn V;n:M7nrioln,nttHeH:8nu..8eaml?89 Oxfords, $3.75 nd $4.00;
. 90c. $100 ind 19 ;;"- ir.,r;rri vf,enia .ff1"?". - up; -Gent's working
line of Bov ;Aif .nr; D T ,n.fi.""oe-": ; J' iao shoos, from $1.00 up.
BOSTON SHOE HOUSE,
491 Pennsylvania Avenve, Northwest,
(near National Hotel).
V. RIQHOLD.
Clothiers.
GREAT SALE OF
OSTON AND NEW YORK CLOTHING!
Look for the Red Signs,
AT
1Z Seventh St., If. W.. between G and H.Sts.
SPECIALTIES AT SPECIAL BARGAINS.
For this veek, 80 pairs of Children's Pants, ago 4 to 8, worth $1.50, $2, $2.50, we sell at
$1, $1.23 and fl.50, little over half piire. 117 Children's Suits, age 4 to 8, worth $4, S5, $0,
$7 and $S, will sell at $2.50, $3, $4 and $5, lesb than COe. ou a dollar. You can depend on these
goods as special bargains.
115 Businoss Suits, worth $15, S13, $22, $25 and $30, wo will sell this week at $10, $12,
$14, $lfi, $18 and $20. Eviry unit Irom $3 to $8 less than Us honest valuo. Wo have about
450 pairs ot pants worth Irom $1.50 to $8. We sell them from 75 cents to $2 per pair less than
they tiro worth. Wo havo tho finest lilack Cloth and Prince Albert Worsted Coats, the finest
imported goods, custom made, and Ave aro aelliug them at $10 to $13 loss than you can get
them made.
Wo have the finest mado garments.
Wo havo medium-priced clothing.
We havo working clothing.
In fact clothing that we try to suit all in quality and price.
Note Children's Pants and Suits special bargains.
Boys' Suits at great reduction.
Men's Suits at a great saving to tho buyer. Gent's Pants at nearly the cost of material.
100 odd coats at little over half price. 27 Double-breasted Worsted Coats and YeBts reduced
from $20 to $12. Youth's Worsted Coats and Vesta from $15 to $9. We want you to come and
look for yourselves. Anything yon buy, if not worth much more than you pay for it, you can
have your mono returned.
Look for tho great Boston and New York sale of custom-made Clothing, at
723 Seventh Street, between C and H "Streets, N. W.
LOOK FOR THE RED SIGN.
J. H. Saimi, formerly of Oak Ilall Clothing and Tailoring House, below F street, man
ager of the great Boston and New York Sale of Clothing.
I would like to eee all my friends and customers at 723 7th Btreet, northwest. I have the
best made goods at low prices. jane 10-tf
Miscellaneous.
715
fT715
PLACE AFTEIt ALl
I. FRIEDMAN & CO.,
DEALERS IS
New and Second-Hand Clothing,
WATCHES, PISTOLS, &c.
ALSO,
Musical Instruments,
715 D Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.
Orders for Second-hand Clothing prompHy
attended to. ' June 10-tf
iyi. WILSON,
DEALEIl IN"
Fish, Clams and Crabs,
288 and 331 Centre Market,
AND
STAND NO. 1, EASTERN MARKET,
june 10-tf
J. E. YOUNG'S
Clotli and Sill Hcruse
736 Seventh Street, bet. G- and H.,
WA HtNGTON, D. C.
Tho cheapest place for bargains. One red
ticket to purchaeera; six. tickets will entitle
youtoauseftil present. The only dry goods
store that gives a present. Juno 10-tf
HOWGrATB POUND ! !
The best place in tho city to get a good
for a little money, is at
9
4Q.6 Seventh Street.
june 10-tf
S. T0LXVER,
Flour and Feed Doaler,
2008 Seventh Stre et,
near Boundary,
Keeps always on hand firsf-clasr. ai iicles now
and fresh. A portion of the publi' ; pat'onugo
respoctfuily solicited. .June 10-tf
WASHINGTON, D. 0.. SATURDAY,
and Shoes.
W a
Shoes , and Slippers. Alao , too assortment or
Boys' Shoes.
SLIPPERS.
Ladies'
cronuett
3-bow sandals. 75c. un tn to nn-
croquette slippers, from 50 cents up; Ladies'
6"PP. m' 33c. up
1.50 and 2.00; Ladies'
ci'c"'. ina oac. up. a iuji assortment of
BELVA A. LOCKWOOD,
Attorney arid Solicitor,
61 9 F. STREET, N. W.,
vT-A-SKcinsroTonsr, id. c.
Practices before tho United States Supreme
Court and Court of Claims. Government
Claims a Specialty. June 17-tf
JAMES THARP,
Importer and dealer in
Foreign and Domestic
WINES and LIQUORS,
No. 818 F Street, N. W.,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Imported and Domestic Cigars. je 17-tf
TpREVIOUS TO REMOVAL TO
1231 Pennsylvania Avenue,
10 PER CENT. DISCOUNT on the immense
assortment of Trunks, Satchels, Traveling
Bags, Harness, Saddles, &c., at tho factory of
JAMES S. TOPHAM,
4UtS Seventli Sti-eet.
REPAIRING.
Trunks covered and repaired promptly, by
good workmen. june 17-tt
B. B. CHASE & CO.,
Umbrella-Makers.
COVERING AND REPAIRING.
Ladies' Paiasols to match their suits, for
$1.00. Umbrellas of our own make for sale at
1412 Pennsylvania Avenue.
jnno 17-tf
COMPLIMENTS OP
SINSHEIMER & BRO.
Fine Boots and Shoes,
WEST WASHINGTON, D. C,
AND
808 Seventh Street.
june 17-tf
GEO. W, HEFLEBOWER'S
Ice Cream Saloon,
IOI5 Eleventh Street, N. W.
ForeiTi and Domestic Fruitf, Candies, Nuts,
Ac Picnics parties and excursions served at
reduced rates. June 10-tf
Shoes
a up.
mnvutmuuB, irom jj.uu up.:
MEN WE KNOW.
hon. edmund: willtams mac-
GREGOE MACKEY.
BY J0HT E. BRUCE.
Edmund-W. M. "Mackey was born afe
Charleston, South Carolina, on the 8th,"
of March, 1846. go is a son of the late
Dr. Albert O. Maoley, the distinguished
Masonic writer and author, and grand
son of Dr. John Mickey, both of whom
Were also natives of Sonth Carolina.
At an early ago ; Mackoy enter
the field of politics -Upon, the passago
of the Reconstruction acts by Congress,
Mr. Mackey, although he .had only com-
pieieu nis iwenty-arst year, assamed
at once a prominent position in the Ee
publican party of South Carolina,
which he took a vory active part in or
ganizing, and at the election held in
Novemoer, 1867, in accordance with the
Reconstruction aoss, he was elected a
delegate to the Constitutional Conven
tion. Immediately after the adoption
oi me constitution framed by that con
vention, Mr. Mackey was elected sheriff
of Charleston county by a majority of
7,600 over his domccratio opponent.
For four years (18681872) he held
that important office and so satisfacto
rily did he discharge tho important
duties of the position that subsequently
when a candidate for Congress, the
leading Democratic newspapers of the
oiaie, tne unariestoniSews and Courier,
October 17, 1874, spoke of him as fol
lows:
"E. W. M. Mackey is a Charleston
ian, and an uncompromising Republi
can. During the four years that he was
sheriff, the business of that important
office was conducted with accuracy and
dispatch, and we believe that wo only
express the geneial opinion of the
Charleston Bar when we say that they
heattily wish that he were still sheriff
of the county. In no instance has he
been accused of stealing, of lying, or of
dishonesty in any business dealings." -
In November. 1873, Mr. Mackey was
elected a member of the State House of
Representatives, and during tho one
term which he served ho earned con
siderable reputation as a debater and
ulso as an earnest opponent of every
doubtful measure.
In November, 1874, Mr. Mackey was
elected a Representative in the 46th
Congress from the Second district of
South Carolina. Aleading journal of this
wuj, uuuuiug iu 'juts mu3 contest in tne
House of Representatives, pavs the fol
lowing tribute toJiit anMc,
sketch:
onhicnt
--xuu great contest in tho present
House of Congress has ended in the
seating of Mr. Mackey, the independent
Republican of his district in South
Carolina. Wo say the "great contest,"
for the futuro of this Rejjublic and of
the Republican was enwrapped therein.
In gaining his seat ho has gained tho
honor of perpetuating a free ballot to a
free people. Not only as a Southern
born man righting for tho3e people over
whom the lash of slavery had been held,
not only as a native South Carolinian,
not simply as a Republican politician,
but as a man he has won honor, re
deemed his State, disenthralled a
broken-hearted party, and given
renewod energies to his people of overy
color and creed. Thank God for Mac
key's success ! '
Our readers are acquainted with the
facts in this memorablo contest, and
know with what tenacity and determin
ation tho Bourbon1 element in Congress
strove to defeat the ends of justice and
to deprive Mr. Mackey of his seat,
hence wo shall not advert to it in this
article, but will call the attention of the
reader to the following extract, which
speaks for itself :
"In the Forty-fourth Cjngress Mr.
Mackey mado a speech to the bill (H.R.
No. 2035) in regard to restricting
colored men from enlisting, in such
forcible and unmistakable language as
to ensure him the eternal enmity of the
Southern BourbonB who had held the
whip of slavery so long over the blaoks.
Ojo extract isx enough to show his
animus on this point :
44 'I am now contending for the right j
of the colored man to enlist in the army
if he so desires, because to deny him
that privilege seems to me exceedingly
unjust in view of the fact that this
country has never failed in time of war
to r.Alfurjon these people to fierht as
soldiers in her defence. In time of war
we have alirnja -willing ly accepted their I
services as soldiers. It is only m time
of peace, that we say to them, "no
longer shall you be soldiers of ours."
In time of peace, when the duty of a
soldier is a mere pastime, when our
soldiers seldom hear the thunder of
cannon except when fired as a salute,
or the roar of musketry except in sham
battles, you say keep colored men out
of the army : but when the hour of
danger approaches and the country , 9,000. On the 31st of last month, Mr.
needs all the soldiers she can get, you Mackey after & contest which will ever
are then willing that the men of color . be memorable in the annals of Con-t-hall
be allowed a chanc9 to be shot at ' gress, was given the seat to which he
bv he enemy. "This is no mere idle was elected beyond a shadow of a doubt
assertion ; the facis of history prove it on the 2d day of November, 1880.
beyond doubt. -In the revolutionary In the Republican party of South
war these people fought side by side in Carolinia, Mr. Mackey has from its or-
the armv as soldiers with our fore
fathers in the cauje of liberty and inde
pendence. In the war of 1812 they
helped to fight 'our bittles both by
land and sea. And in the great rebel
lion, when white men were beginning
to grow weary jnd tired of the fight
and could no Jonger be procured in
sufficient numbers to fill up the gaps,
the colored men were at last willingly
accepted as solders of the Union.'
"Then, recalling the story of Crispus
Mtucke, the mulatto slave, and hero of
the Boston mtsiacro in 1770, who.
when British uoops threatened our
ports, led the ittack and drove away
the invaders, b called him, not im
properly, the fist martyr to American
liberty, for tie poor fellow fell with
two bullet holci in his breast. And
then in an eiiqnent tribute to negro
courage, he dluded to the services
oerformed by tthe colored men in the
I battle of Bunfcr Hill.
JUNE "24, 1882.
"Mr, Maciey is recognized as the
leading B3publican of his State, and
richly deserves the distinction."
AT THE ELECTION
held November 17th, 1876, Mr. Mackey
was elected a Eerjreaflntativfl in fchn
Legislature of Souli Carolina. Upon
the assembling of-the Legislature ho
was eieciea iSpeake.rothe House. In
this connection onr readers will proba
bly recollect thab the election of 1876,
in Sonth Carolina resulted in the estab
lishment of a dual government in that
State. D. H. Chamberlain the Repub
lican candidate for Governor with the
rest of the Eepublican ticket was really
elected fcu tWADE Hampton, the Demo
cratic candidate, also claimed to have
been elected. He and his followers
organized .a government in opposition
to the regularly established government
of which Chamberlain was the head.
As a part of their scheme, the Demo
cratio members of the House refused to
recognize Mr. Mackey as Speaker, but
subsequently met and. elected a Mr.
Wallace as Speaker, and the two
Houses were known, one as the Mackev
House, and the other as the Wallace
House. The former (the Mackey House)
had met and effeoted its organization
in the State House in the Hall of tho
House of Representatives, while the
latter had met and organized in a priv
ate building. One day about an hour
before the regular time for the assem
bly of the Mackey House had arrived,
the members of tne Wallace House un
expectedly appeared at the State House
in a body and forced an entrance into
and took possession of the Hall of tha
House of Representatives, placing Mr.
Wallace in the Spearer's chair.
AS SOON AS MR MAOKET RECEIVED NOTICE
of what had happened he immediately
went unaccompanied by any one to the
House, and boldly wa'ked uo to the
Speaker's stand and assumed his place
and there remainded until the Repub
licans had time to assemble. For seve
ral days both bodies continued in ses
sion without adjournment, the speakers
stand being oooupied both bv Mr.
Mackey and Mr. Wallace, and the Re
publican members being ranged on one
side of the Hall and the Democrats on
on the other. After repeatedly notify
ing the Democrats that they must re
spect his authority as Speaker,and cease
defying the orders of the House or else
withdraw from it, Mr. Mackey, upon
their persistent refusal to do either,
determined foroibly to eject them. For
wuopuriiusB u auxncienf iorce was or
ganized, and when it ws3 ready to act,
Mr. Mackey again notified the Demo
crats that they must at once recognize
his authoritv and ohnvfbft nrriara n( fho
nfmn-ATTflnoA v.i. it, t. -n.
- uuuoc, ui uunu iuov uumb wicuaraw, at
wio baiuo iime luiormrng tnem oi the
VJCUU CUOmj UC7 -& t t-r- tuvua wot ,t .. .
in which to withdraw or desist from
their obstructive course. Being notified
that Mr. Mackey was determined to en
force his authority, the Democrats
quietly withdrew from the State House
before the expiration of the ten minutes,
and left the Republicans in undisturbed
possession during the balance of the
session of th9 legislature, which ad
journed in the latter part of December.
OWING TO THE TREACHERY OF PRESIDENT
HAYES
in surrendering, after his inauguration,
the government of Souh Carolina into
the hands of Hampton, the Mackey
House passed out of existence, as did
tho Chamberlain government.
IN march, 1878,
Mr. Mackey was appointed as Assistant
United States District Attorney for
South Carolina, and he continued in
that position until the 4th of March,
when ne resigned.
AT THE ELECTION
in November, 1878, Mr. Maokey was
the Republican candidate in his district
for the 46th Congress. That he was
actually elected by at least 5,000 ma
jority, there is no doubt, but by stuffing
the ballot boxes with tissue tickets,
and, then, by drawing out of the boxes
thousands of Republican tickets and
counting their Democratic tissue tickets
in their places, and by committing
numerous other frauds, the Democrats
were enabled to create a majority for
their candidate, M. P. O'Connor. His
right to the seat was contested by Mr.
Mackey, and although the election of
the latter was indisputably established
by a mass of testimony, yet the Demo
cratic committee on elections of the
46fch Congress could not be prevailed
upon to maae a report, out allowed
Congress to expire without determining
the case.
T THE ELECTION
m November, 1880, Mr. Mackey
was
again tho Republican candidate for Con
gress in his district. Again he was
counted out, although in spite of the
most outrageous frauds, his election by
a majority of 879 was apparent on the
face of the returns made by Democratic
precinct managers of the election. His
actual majority, however, as shown by
the testimony taken in the cise was
ganization in 1868 to the present time.
always occupied a foremost position,
and to-day he is regarded a3 the leader
of the party in that State. To every
State Convention of the party he has
been a delegate and thence has he been
eleoted to preside over such conven
tions. He was a delegate to the Cm
cinnatti Convention of 1872, and the
Chicago Convention of 1880. At the
latter he was Chiarman of the South
Carolina delegation. He is now Chair
man of the Republican State Executive
Committee and a member of the Con
gressional Committee.
In the municipal government of the
city of Charleston, Mr. Mackey has
been thrice an Alderman, having been I
first elected in 1868, again in 1873. and !
a?aip in 1875.
- -w m
Although Mr. Mackey has never had
the benefit of a regular collegia' e
course, he is a well educated man. It
was by the breaking out of the rebellion
that he was prevented from entering
college, for which he was preparing at
the time. He completed his studies,
howover, under the tuition of his father,
who was a man of great erudition, and
from whom Mr. Mackoy has inherited
the lovo of books for which he is noted
at hpme. Very few men of his age have
collected as large and as valuable a
private library as Mr. Mackey is well
known to possess. The following de
scription of Mr. Mackey is from the
pen of a South Carolina Demociafe, who
writing to the Augusta (Georgia) Chron
icle, and Constitutionalist under data
of the 5th, instant, says: "He is quick,
laborious, studious, well informed, and
well educated. His private character
as to Libnev matters is vnnX T hnva
never heard him charged with any of
the corruption so common in South
Carolina during tho Radical regime.
His courage is undoubted. In faot. he
1 1S so utterly indifferent to danger that
it is a wonder he has lived throuch all
the exciting times of 1868 to 1876. Ho
has another good quaility; he never for
gets an act of kindaess. ,
SOUTH CAROLINA WILL NOT SUFFER
much from anything which E. W. M.
Mackey can or would do during the
brief period of his membership in the
House. He is a native of the State,
and all his interests are in tha Hfofo
He may be indignant against Demo
crats, who have kept him out so long,
but brave men are seldom vindictive.
A man who is hones!;, brave, and grate
ful, has a tremendous foundation for
virtue and usefulness."
The above extract was penned by the
hand of a South Carolina Democrat,
who knows all about the Tissue ballot
process in elections, and who has
doubtless had a hand in heloinar to fie,.
feat Mr. Mackev. who has uf. iaf.
triumphed over his enemies, and by
the will of the majority in Congress has
been given the seat to which he was
justly, legally.and fairly elected in 1876
and 1880. Personally, Mr. Mackey is
an oven tempered, good natured, whole
souled sort of a man, possessing the
simplicity of a child, and the deport
ment, and courtesy cf a Chesterfield.
He is easy to approach, agreeable when
approached, and every inch a oe.stle
man.
How Birds Learn to Sing.
A wren built her nest iu a box on a
New Jersey farm. The occupant? of
the farmhouse saw the mother teach aer
young to sing. She sat in front of them
and sang her whole song very distinctly.
One of the younc attempted to imitate
her. After proceeding through a few
notes it voice broke and it lost the tune.
The mother immediately re-commenced
where the onnff. one had failed, and
had c ased before, andOTnlnwiro it
song as long as it wa3 able ; and when
the note was again lost the mother be
gan anew where it had stopped, and
completed it. Then the young olo re
sumed the tune, and finished it. This
done, tho mother sang over the whole
series of notes :; sacond time with
great precision, and a second of the
young attempted to follow her. The
wren pursued the same course with this
one as with the first ; and so with the
third and fourth. This was repeated
day after day and several times a day,
until each of the birds became a perfect
songster. f Holden's Bird Magazine.
Curability of Inebriety.
, Dr. T. D. Crothers, while believing
that habitual drunkenness is a disease,
admits that it has in many instances
been cured by purely mental impulses,
by force or will, religious emotion or
fear of sickness or death by accident
from a continuation of the habit. The
method of curing inebriates by forcing
them to use food saturated with spirits
is said to have been tried by the ancient
Egyptians and Grecians, and in Sweden
cases of success by this method have
been reported, but in London it gave
disastroua results and caused two deaths
by delirium tremens. It is estimated,
after careful inquiry, that 'revivals,"
faith and prayer euros, only permanent
ly cure at the most five per cent., but
that thorough treatment in inebriate
asylums, including physical as well as
moral means for improving the condi
tion of both body and mind, results in
curing from twenty to forty per cent.,
according to the management and means
of improving health afforded by the
asylums and the length of stay they can
prevail upon the patient to make. Dr.
Foote's Health Monthlv.
Struck Dumb for Lying.
There is great excitement among the
congregation of the Rev. John Jasper's
church, in Richmond. Va., growing out
of the mysterious affliction of a colored
youth who was a member. The pastor
.is tho colored preacher who has become
famous for his sermon entitled " The
Sun Do Move." he youth referred to
ran away from home and told many lies
to his mothor, hoping at the same time
"that God would paralyze his tongue if
what he stated was nob true." Scon
afterward he began to talk with diffi
culty. He continued in this condition
till the night of the church meeting,
when, in as lend a voice as he was able,
he made the same declaration, calling
upon God to paralyze his tongue. Im
mediately afterward he was unable to
speak, and there was great consterna
tion. The congregation believes that
the boy has been struck dumb for
lying. It is said he ha3 made repeated
efforts to speak without success,
and he now answers all questions by
writing
1 he Weight of Our Coins.
Of United States gold dollars (25 8
grains) about 271$ weigh one pound
avoirdupois. Of silver coins, the new
silver dollar ("Buzzards" 412 J grains
17 weigh almost exactly one -pound.
The "halves," "quarters" and "dimes"
are proportionately lighter and require
l.141-ii of them to make a
pound
avoirdupois. Of "mck!e3," the 5 cent
pieces weigh 77. 1G grains, or obout 90
. .
to the pound. The "nickel" 3-cent
pieces weigh 30 grains, or 233 to the
pound. The small copper cents weigh
48 grains, or about 146 to the pound, or
about 9 to the ounce.
NO. 4.
My Girl with the Calico Dress,
A fig for your fashionable girls,
With their velvets and satins and lacea,
Their diamonds and rubies and pearls;
And their milliners' figures and faces.
They may shine at a party or ball,
Emblazoned with half they poaae33 ;
Butgiva me in place of them all,
3Iy girl with- tho calico dreas !
Your dandies and foplinga may sneer
At her simple and modest attire,
Bnt the charms she permits to appear
Would set a wholo iceberg on fire.
She can dance, bnt she never allows
The hugging, the squeezo and caress ;
She is saving all these foe her spouse
My girl with the calico dress
She's as plump as a patridge, and fair
As tho rose in its earliest bloom ;
Her teeth will with ivory compare,
And her breat with the clover perfume
If you want a companion for life,
To comfort, enliven and bless,
She is just the right sort lor a wife,
Is my girl with the calico dre33.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Sunday after Ascension was appointed
as a day of intercession for missions by
the bishops of New York, Connecticut,
Pennsylvania, Loner Island. New Jersev.
and many other dioceses.
There are about fifty vegetable farms
in the vicinity of Savannah worth 8250,
000 to 8400.000. It is estimated that
they shipped produce last year worth at
a low estimae $400,000.
Chicago is the greatest lumber market
in the world. The single item of sawed
lumber received there in 1881 would
lay an inch flooring fourteen feet wide
round the earth at the equator.
The burning mountain of coal in the
Novajo reservation in Arizona, which
has been blazing several hundred years,
was visited last month by two, the first
white men ever known to have seen it.
Mountain dresses of flannel in order
to be of light weight are male all in
one piece without drapery. Tho waist
is fitted . like a Jersey and the box
pleated skirt is sewed to the edge of
the waist witn an erect headine- of
pleats around the hips.
Frankford-on-the Main, containing a
population of about 100,000, is said to
bo the richest city of its size in the
whole world. If its wealth were equally
divided among its inhabitants every
man woman and child would have, it is
said, 20,000 marks, or some $4,000
apiece.
When a notice bearing the signature
of Collector Robertson is posted in the
New York Custom House the place
where the name is written is studded
withi tacks. Thi3 has been found neces
sary because or xne iaco cuut mcucnu
known persons, it is believed for im
proper uses.
The deaths in France in 1880 were
857,337, and the marriages 279,035.
Compared with 1879 this shows a de
crease of 3,471 in marriages, with an
increase of 18,455 in deaths, The year'd
augmentation of population was 61,840,
as compared with 96,647 in 1879.
The great earthquake record of Mullet
catalogues between 6,000 and 7,000
oarthquakes between tho years 1605 B.
C. and A. D. 1842. Probably the most
memorab'e of these is the terrible
earthquake which destroyed Lisbon in
1755. With scarcely a moment of warn
ing rumble a violent shock came which
overturned the city, and in six minntes
60,000 poisons had perished and a portion
of the town was permanently engulfed
at a depth of six hundred feet below the
surface of the bay. The shock was felt
with greater or less severity over a great
area, extending from the Baltic to tho
West Indies, and from Canada to Al
geria. Humboldt estimates that a por
tion af the earth's surface equal to four
times the Bize of Europe wa3 affected.
HUMOROUS,
"There is no tyranny in America,,"
an Englishman writes home to his
friends. Evidently hasnrt got a hired1
girl yet.
Law is like a sieve ; you may see
through it, but you must be con
siderably reduced before you can set
through it.
"Beef is steadily going up," saya
an exchange. The only way to stop
that ij not to allow so much of it
to! go down.
A Cincinnati paper puts over tly;
account of a young man who iorgedTTflr
father's name this head-line : "On the
road to perdition." The article shows
that he took the train for Chicago.
It was a French woman who ex
claimed, holding up a glass of sparkling
fresh water: "Ah, if it were cily
wicked to drink this, how nice it woalc
taste I"
Miss AUce Livingstone, of New York,
has sued Henry Fleming, of the same
city, for breach of promise, laying her
damages at $175,000. Young men come
high this year, but the girls are bound
to have one.
The United States Fish Commis
sioner has recently placed in the rivers
of Arkansas and Teias 1,500,000 shad.
This statement may be believed. It's
not the number of fish they put into a
river, but the number they take out that
men lie about.
The bishops of the Methodist Epis
copal church, at their recent meeting in
Detroit, appointed a large committee
of bishops, ministers and laymen to
make arrangements for a centennial
Methodist Conference in Baltimore in
Decembsr, 1884. The bishopson the
committee are Simpson, Andrews, Wiley
and Hurst.
From the French, Trro ladies ex
changing notes on tk5 method in which
they spend tho da7 : "You see, I
always get up at ten and ring for my
tuenvi, buu gov uivvwov. uvn "5
does that take?" "Oh, ever so long.
You eee, the girl takes a full hour to Bo
my hair." "A full hour? Mercy 1
What do you do while she is fixing it?"
"I go out in the garden, and take my
morning walk."
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