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WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23.
According to a prominent democratic
politician from this State, in Washington
yesterday, as stated in the Gazette's Wash?
ington correspondence of that date, the
adoption of the resolution for the repeal of
theioternal revenue system, by the State
democratic convention of Virginia at Roan
oke lust summer, was the result of a mis
tula*, the inteflKon of the convention hav
ing been simply to recommend the repeal of
the tux on raw tobacco and fruit liquor. It
bus long been known that Senator elect
Barbour had nothing to do with the prepara?
tion of the Roanoke platform.and never saw
ir uutil after it was adopted. Why the
democratic members of the Virginia legisla?
ture dhould have deemed it necessary to
joiu their republican colleagues in endors?
ing that remarkable piatform, thereby set?
ting the President's recent message?one of
bin fow manifestations of tru.i blue democ?
racy?at open dtliauce, ia what democrats
who think twice before they npeak ones
find it bard to tell.
Secretary Bayard says that when it
. comes to pass that party servica must be re
warded with ofEce.tbe failure of free institu?
tions will be demonstrated. The Wilming?
ton Messenger says : ''Ha wh > work* fur the
party deserves well of the party, and, in the
Oise of Hon. John S. Barbour, the new ?en
ator from Virginia, it may ba safely said
that he bad a claim upon his party which it
would have been unjuat in them to have re?
jected." Most wise domocrats agree with
the editor referred to, rather than with the
Secretary. Another thing : if the President
appointed Mr. Bayard Secretary of State for
any other reason than as a reward for party
service, he acted very unadvisedly,to pay the
The utter bumbuggery of the civil ser
vice law has bee i demonstrated so often
and so thoroughly that more proof to estab?
lish that already patent fact is useless ; but,
if any more were required, it would be af
forded by the recent '<4ter of the police
commissioners of New York to the civil ser?
vice board, in whio'a they say "the percent?
age of dismissals, and resignations under
charges, of members of the force appointed
subsequent to August 29, 1SS4. when the
civil service law went into effect, is consid?
erably higher than the percentage among
men appointed previous to that dute."
The Providence Journal, a republican
newspaper printed right in the heart of the
woolen manufacturing indostriep, wants the
tariff taken off wool. Now that wise repnb
Means in the North, having learned by ex?
perience that protection is rather an injury
than a beuetit to the country, that adopts it.
would abolish it, a few ill advised democrats
in Virginia say a protective tariff is the
very thing the democrats desire. They will
soon see the error of their way.
A NON-roLlTlCAL meeting will be held in
Philadelphia to endorse the President's wUe
message recommending a low Uriff and the
retentiou of tho internal revenue tax on
whisky and oleomargarine ; aud the wooleii
manufacturers of New Eugland are also
taking steps to manifest their approval of
the same message. Wh; Virginia demo?
crats should oppose the message referred to
is a puzzle to the most ingenious.
The Ohio republicans are very glib upon
the subject of tho illiteracy of the South,
nearly half of the population of which is
colored ; but they never allude to the fact
that in their own State there are no les-s
than one hundred and fifty thousand people
who can neither read nor write. No won?
der Ohio rolls up such large republican and
high tariff majorities.
Because there has as yet been no really
cold weather is not a sufficient raasou why
the winter mu3t necs3sariiy be short, for in
the winter of 1S56 there was no cold weather
until after the first of January, but when the
river did freeze, it remained closed until the
middle of March.
As A general rule purchasers will find
tbat merchants who advertise are roliable
Another rule: Readers of newspapers are
apt to think that merchants who stop ad?
vertising have gone out of business.
The North American Beriete for Jauuary has been
received from its publishers in Now York. Its
contents are: Two Messages, by A Republican?
John Bull Abroad, by Max O'Rcl!; An Unpub?
lished Constitutional Crime, by Le Lancy Nicoll:
Another Letter to Dr. Fiold, by Robort G. Inger?
soll ; Recent Movements in Wall Street, by Cuth
bert Mills; Prisoner Among the Indians, by Gail
Hamilton; Anglo-American Copyright, by R
Pearsall Smith; Comments, by W. E. Gladstone'
Oliver Wendoll Holmes, Julian Hawthorne, W.D'
Howcils, Goorgc P. Lathrop, John Bigelow, C. E.
Norton, Daniel c. Gilman, John G. Whiltlor
Charles Dudley Warner, Edward Egglestou, E. W.
Gilder, Robert Ellis Thompson, Lloyd Bryco, aud
Moncuro D. Couway ; An Outlying Province, by
Thomas B. Beed ; Napoloou's Signatures, by Allou
Thorndiko Rica; A Reply to Lloyd Bryco, by j
Herman Kuehn ; Catholics Waat Public Schools,
by F. E. MeGurrin ; Tho Field-Ingersoll Corre- j
epoudence, by Honry W. Hazcn; The Disease of j
Inebriety, by Dr. E. C. Mann : Col. In rsoll aud j
Christianity, by Stillmau Forcytho; t.^te-Aided
Theatres, by Henry lrviug; Shelley's Morality,
by A. M. Gannett, and Book Reviews and Notices.
Tom Moore began to write poems when '
he was a boy of fourteen. Southev wrote bis
first verses when ho was eleven. Keats was
a successful poet at eighteen, Leigh Hunt
tilked in rhyme at thirteen, Chaucer at
lwelve, and Milton when he was only ten.
[8pecial Correipondeme of the Aiex*. GazetteO
Washington, D. 0.. Dec. 28.1887.
Senator Sherman, who i) here, doesn't
hesitate to say to all enquirers that he in?
tends to vote against the confirmation of
Secretary Lamar a9 Associate Juatice of the
U. 8. Supreme Court. Other republican
Senatore, among them Mr. Quay, of Penn?
sylvania, are equally as outspoken, and to
the same effect. The fact that this is so is
the cause of a good deal of adverse comment
here, in view of the other fact that the Sen?
ators referred 10 have to bit as a jury in Mr.
The Presidential party who attended the
funeral of ex-Secretary Manning returned
early thiB morning, apparently none the
woree for their trip. The flag at the White
House yesterday was flying at half ma3f, in
respect of the memory of Mr. Manning?an
unusual thing, that flag previously never
having been so flown except ata President's
or ex President's death.
Iiisfaid the President's gift of a handsome
ly bound copy of the Constitution to the
Pope, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniver?
sary of the latter's entrance into the priest?
hood, was suggested by the Pope's admira?
tion of that instrument expressed to Cardi?
The Teachers Association of Brooklyn, to
the number of three hundred, about half of
whom are at the Metropolitan Hotel, ar
rivtd here last evening, and ever since have
been busily engaged ia eight-seeing At one
o'clock to day they called at the White
House, where the President accorded them
It is said here that some- of the republican
members ot the Virginia legislature find
fault with tho action of that body in ousting
ouo of their members, Mr. Scott, from his
seat, on the ground of his being uuuutural
izid. Under the Territorial law3 a mere
declara'ion of an intoutioo to become nat
. ura'ized entitles a man to vote. And it was
under those laws that Mr. Scott, a British
subject, voted in a Territory ; but when he
i went to Virginia he became subject to the
i laws of that State.
Mr. Douglass Corse, formerly of Alexan?
dria, who for some years past has hold a
,400 position on the Senate side of the
Capitol, has been informed that his services
a>-e no longer required.
It is rumored that Commissioner Atkius, of the
Indian Bureau, thinks that place not big e :ough
lor him, and is contemplating a resignation.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
A new elevated railroad is to be built in
The portion of Upper Marlboro, Md.,
burned a year ago has been almost entirely
The civil service reform System is said to
work unsatisfactorily in the New York po
. lice department.
The Russian universities, owing to the ri?
otous studentB, will not be opened until the
end of February.
Mr. T. Harrison Garrett has erected a to
boeeac slide at hi3 country residence, in
Rev. Lvman Abbott has been selected rs
pastor of Plymouth Church at the same sa!
ary paid Mr. Beeoher.
Thomas Wallace, the celebrated young
biliare] expert, died yesterday at his home in
Baltimore vi consumption, aged twenty-six
rears. He was a protege of Jacob Schaeffer's.
Part of the paraphernalia on the platform
in a Christmas entertainment in a Methodist
church at Fairbury, III., caught fire, caused
a panic, amd many persons were injured in
A furious snow s'osm and blizzard pre
vailtd in tho Northwest last night. In Kan?
sas, Iowa and Missouri the storm is said to
have raged fiercely. Railroads are blocked
by the snow.
Leading citizens of Augusta, Ga., were
the pall hearers of old Abel Wright, the col
orod j tnitor for many years of St. Paul's
Church in that city, and the entire congte
cation attended the obsequies.
A dippalch from New York says Domi?
ni ck McCaffrey and Jack Dempsey have
i-igoed articles to fight, at catch weights,
ten roundi-', Marquis of Queeosbury rules,
for $2,000 and gate receipts, Jao. 31.
Missouri copper mints that have been idle
for two or thrbe years are being operated,
and valuable bodies of ore are being opened
up. Foreign capital has recently taken hold
of several neglected mines.
Private letters received yesterday at the
New York Yacht Club contained the inform
atioo that a challenge for the America's cup
is on its way over from Englaud. It is un
dersto (I that tho challenging yacht is the
Mr. W. W. Corcoran, the venerable Wash
inglon phi'anthropist, celebrated his birth?
day yesterday, and eutered upon bis nine?
tieth year. He was tho recipient of nume?
rous c ii)gratu<ations and kindly remem?
brances from his hosts of fiiends.
Senator Sherman has publicly announced
hi* intention of opposing the confirmation
of Mr. Limar as Associate Justice of the Su?
preme Court. "I will do all I can," he says,
"to prevent his confirmation. -1 regret to
say, however, that I fear my efforts will bo
Mary Rollins, a olored servant employ?
ed by Wm. H. Bsall, at Washington, whi e
carrying a lighted lamp in her bouse Fri?
day night, fell in a fit. The lamp broke, and
tho flames set fire to her dress, causing her
to be badly burned about the body and
limbs. She was sent to the hospital, whore,
after lingering for twenty-four hours, she
Steps have been taken to annul the Bulk
ley-Hillyer marriage, the parties to which
reside in Washington. The marriage cere?
mony was performed in Baltimore on the
20th inst., the license for which was secured
by Mr. Bulkley, it is said, falsely swearing
that bo was twenty one years old. As soon
as the ceremony was over the bride return
ed to her parents, with whom she has been
At a debauch Monday night, at Exeter
borough, near Wes' Pitiston, Pa., E.i. Mc
ilullen and Annie MoMulien, and Bessie,
their daughter, became so intoxicated that
they went to sleep, leaving Bessie's daugh?
ter, four years of age, in-the kitchen. The
child's dresa caueh! fire, and she was burned
to death. The flames communicated to the j
bouse, and the mother was fatally and the
Others badly burned.
Another Coupon Case.?The case of
Mr. Jobn H. Siggins, of Richmond, agent of
Yaabon & Sen, was heard yesterday by
Judge Bond, sitting in Baltimore in cham
bers as of the United States Court of Virgin
; ia and decision was reserved. Mr. Siggins
I was arrested and fined $100 for tendering
i coupons for the taxes of more than one per?
son, after their acceptance bad been refused
by Treasurer Anderson. Ho declined to
pay tbo One, and was brought outon habeas
corpus, and pending decision Judge Bond
released him oa his own recognizance Mr.
Wm. L. Royall appeared for the petitioner, j
and Attorney General Ayers for the State.
"The quickest way to make an enemy of
a man is to lend him $5," said a philosopher
eententiously; and then, with a half conceal
od show of eagerness, he inquired : "Isn't j
there somebody around here who would like
to make an enemy of me?"
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
Kansas City, D.c 28 - Advices from
various points io tho Sate are to the ef?
fect that the present cold .snap is limited to
zero temperature and high winds in the
central and eastern pirtiooa of the State.
From the ext.!em i w-^irrn section, however,
corns reports of heavy snow and delay to
railway traffic. FoUowing is a late dispatch
from Garden City, situated about 50 miles
east of tho Colorado lioe : "At one o'clcck
this morning a blizzard struck this eection
and it rapidly descended from .".0 degrees
above to 8 below z?ro. At in tho morning
it was blowing :i t,ale, accompanied by a
blinding show. At S a. m. it commenced
to moderate, and the thermometer had
raised to 20 at noon. At midnight it stands
9 degrees above with a clear sky and calm.
Railroad travel from the west has been
closed since last night, but trains frcm the
east come fbrcugb about on time.
CHiCAfiJ, Dec 28.?The cold wave which
oama down from tho northwest yesterday
still hovers over Ciiicago, and the prospecis
are that tho mercury will drop still low-r
At six a. m. the Signal Service thertr.ome
ter legisterc-d one degree above A' 10
o'c'ock reliable spirit itistrumen's at opti?
cians' s'ores marked three above. At the
hour mentioned,' the Signal Service officer
had not nceivtd a single report from the
west or northwest, and this was regarded au
an indication that the weather must be very
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 2S.?The tem?
perature this morning is 14 below zero.
Clear and little wiud. The storm of yester?
day does not appear to nave touched north?
ern Minn- sota or Dakota. Very little snow
fell her.-' yesterday. Telegraphic communi?
cation ia tho northwest is uninterrupted
and no blockades are reported except slight
ones in tho southern part of the State.
Dulutb reports the coldest weather of the
season, 25 degrees below. Brainerdjeports
30 degrees below yesterday. Indications
are that tho cold will moderate to-night.
Oshkosh, Wis., Doc. 28.?There has been
a drop of more than 20 degrees in the
temperature. At daylight the thermometer
was G below zero.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 2S ?A horrible acci?
dent occurred at Clarkston, Ga., Monday
night. Frilz Bryan, aged 14, son of Mrs.
Mary E Bryan, of New York city, was cel?
ebrating Christmas with a iot of fireworks
A large tire ball had been laid by to close
the display with. The ball war, constructed
of cotton wrapped around wooden hoops,
and the whole dinped in turpentine and tar.
Young Bryan picked it up and touched a
match to it. Ia a second tho ball wa3 en
veloped in flames, and the boy quickly toss?
ed it into the fire. It fell back, and striking
the boy on the head ppread out and remain?
ed there. Bryan's head was enveloped in a
sheet of dame. A numbar of persons at
tem;?ted to remove the flaming circle, but
the hoop* could not be pulled over his head,
and he was thrown down and his head
buried in the sand. In this way the flames
were finally extinguished. The boy's face
wa3 scorched and blistered, hi? hair was
nearly all burned from his bead, bis eyes
permanently injured, and he bad inhaled
the smoke and flames. His physicians de
cided that ho could not recover.
An Outbreak Apprehended.
Glenwood Springs, Col., Dec. 2S.?For
several days reports have reached here from
the White River country that the Utes aie
off their reservation east of the Utah line
and that they are buying all the rifles and
other lirenrms that they can obtain. It is
feared that an outbreak will soon occur.
They have b?en informed that they are not
ou their reservation and that they are break
ing their pledge givon last summer in again
coming into Garfield county. They say
that thoy intend to hunt where they nan find
game ia p'eoly and that the white men can?
not hiodor them. A number of cattlemen
have ordered their men to shoot any and all
Indians they may see on their ranges or any
where eas; cf the Utah line. It is feared
that should the Indians come in force they
will be prepared for mischief.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 2S.---Mr Ja>. A.
B!a'r, manager of the Blair System of Rail?
roads, gave omphatical denial to the reports
of .sufferings and priva ions in Kansas. Ho
said: "I am largely interested in business
in Clark, Comauche, Meade, Hodgeman
and other counties of Southwestern Kansas,
and am in receipt of advices from a large j
number of my correspondents. Not a tiugle
one has said auylhing about suffering from
cold or snow. Mr B. F. Smith,cashier of the
First National Bank of Cold water, who was
in the city yesterday, said the farmers of his
neighborhood were inclined to be thankful
for the snowfall, inasmuch as it would pro?
tect the grain from frost.
The IT*. It. R. audit** Employees.
Pittsh?rg, Dec. 28.?General Manager
McCrea and other officials of the Pennsyl?
vania Company deny all knowledge of the
I trouble among their employees reported in
'despalches from Cleveland. Mr. McCrea
says no committee has arranged to meet
him next Saturday. Tho railroaders also (
deny tbe report, except the Cleveland und '
Pittsburg men. There is some dUsatisfuc j
tion among the latter over the double head- !
or system, and a paper asking i s discontia j
uance has been extensively sigued. About i
800 yardmen nlong the line of the Fort !
Wayne road, it is said, have asked for a ten
per cent, advance to take effect January 1. !
St. Louis, Dec. 28.?The =tock cf goods of
Rosenthal & Co., who failed owing the eus
pended Fifth National bank $70,000, was
sold yesterday by order of the Circuit Court.
Henry Z timer of New York, wa3 tbe pur?
chaser, at $30,030. ;
No Man's I.und.
Chicago, Dec. 28.?According to special i
dispatches to the Dally News a new scheme
hasjuat developed in regard to the title of
No Man's Land. A telegram last night
from Talequah s:\ys that tho National
Council has appointed a committee to press
the claim of the Cfc'rokeesto that part of
the Indian Territory ou the attention of Coi.
gie=s. The claim is bas?d on the treaties
of 1828 and 1830,-and the patent of 1829
signed by President Van Buren. It is al?
leged that the title has never lapsed and
that it is as clear as that which holds the
Territory around Talequah.
Pacific Railway Company.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 2S.?The Pacific
Railway Company filed articles of incorpor?
ation with the Secretary of S:ate yesterday.
The capital block is $6.600,000. The pro?
posed railway begins a I a point on the south
line of Hall county and runs in a northwest
erly direction to the west line of Nebraska,
with the right to construct branch lines to
other places within the limits of the State.
The road is b diuved to bo an extension of
the Hastings branch of the Missouri Pac lie.
]>icd in the Alms House
San Francisco, Dec. 2S ?M. D. Babcock,
ioveator of the fire extinguishing apparatus
bearing bis name, died at the alms bouse
Saturday, aged 70 years At ono time he
was iu receipt of ten thousand dollars a
month royalty on bis machines, but after
selling the patent rights bis money was soon
spent and for some years he wandered about
the Stale in a destitute condition. About
six years ago ho wa3 admitted to the alms
Froze to Death.
Chattanooga, Teno., Dec. 28?An old
man, named Daniel Stillwell, of South Pitts
burg, Tenn., froze to death last night in a
field near his home. He was returning from
a business trip when darkness set in and a
j blinding snow storm followed during which
he became bewildered, lost his path and
perished. It is tho first case of freezing to
death that has been known iu east Tenner
sea for many years.
ToPKKi, Kan , Dec. 28.?The State con
vsntionoftbe prohibitionist party held in
thii city yesterday was attended by prohibi?
tionists from all parts of the State. It was
decided to begirt a vigorous campaign dur
iug the coming yoar and to put a full State
ticket in the field. The principal addresses
were made by ex Governor St. John and
Mrs. Hoffman, prosideut of the Missouri
Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
New York, Dec. 28.?A rumor was circu?
lated around the Siock Exchange to day to
the effect that Emperor William was dead
Cable dispatches make no mention of such
au occurrence. A heavy failure in St. Pe
tcrsburg wai also reported, which is not ver?
ified. Both rumors wore doubtless started
for the purpose of affecting the market.
Berlin dispatches received by German
bankers deny that Emperor William is dead.
The San Francisco Postoliice.
San Francisco, Dec. 28 ?The difficulty
encountered by the commissioners who
were appointed by tho President to procure
a suitable site for a post office in Ibis city
not to cost over $350,000, has finally led to
instructions from the Secretary of the Trea
sury for the commissioners to select the most
available site and submit with it a proposi
lien from the owner or owners.
B?kkalo, Dec. 23.?Ciias. L9avitt. a no
torious burglar, was tt,-3*y sentenced to Au
burn State prison for ten years on pleading
guilty to grand larceny in the first degree.
In 1S74 he was tried in Toronto for murder
and sent to prison for life, but was pardoned
af er eight years ou giving evidence against
bis accomplice, Chas. Meeker.
Stroke an Ankle Rone.
Chicago, Dec 2S. -Col. John McCaul, the
opera mauager, while walkiog down Madi?
son street last night, slipped and fell, break?
ing one of the small bones of the right
ankle. The surgeon who set the injured
limb said it would require moat careful
nursing and it would probably lay the pa
lieut up for several week-".
I'nion Labor Party.
Indianapolis, Dec. 23.?At a meeting of
representatives of the uuion labor party of
Indiana, last night, it was decided to hold
a convention here March 7, to nominate a
State ticket. It was also determined that
the party should nomioate congressional
candidates in several districts.
Died from his Injuries.
Nashville, Tenn , Dec. 28.?Mr John J.
Littleton, editor of the National Review,
who was shot by Joseph R. Banks last Sat
urday, died at 2:30 this morning. Great
hopes were entertains d for his recovery until
last evening when he began to sink gradual
Post Office Robbed.
Winchester, Va., Dec. ,28 ?The post
office safe in Charlestown, W. Va., wasblow
open between onn and three o'clock Ibis j
morning by burglars. The thieves obtained
four hundred dollars in money and eleven I
hundred dollars in stamps.
London, Dec. 28 ?Mr. Corcoran, printer
of toe Cork Examina', h*s been arrested on
the charge tf publishing in thatpaprr re?
ports of meetings of proclaimed branches i?f
the National League.
london, Dec 28 ?Mr Gladstone embark
ed upon the Channel steamer at Folkestone
on hH way to France this morning He
way cheered by the crowd which ha 1 gather?
ed to see him off.
Washington, D3c. 28 --The receipt
from internal revenue to-day were $1.105,475,
and from customs $1.176,239. Tho national
banknotes received tc:day for redemption
amount to 1461,000.
.Many a wotniQ trusts h-i hos'^ud when
?ecbn'ti?'. tiusied by any b dy t ie.
Wollte. Ilie African Exploror.
New York. Dec. 2S ?Eugene WolfTe, the
Royal Geographical Society's African ex
ploror, arrived here from Havana to day
I en-route to England.
Buffalo, Dec. 29.?Darwin Kenyon, freight
agent of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern
Railroad, in thi3 city, died to day, aged G2 years.
An abattoir will be started at Warrenton
at an early day.
The wife of Mr. Roger A. Pryor, jr., died
on Monday at the residence of her father,
Mr. Geo. H. Bain, in Portsmouth.
' Flour corn:' or a maize that makes ex?
cellent flour has been extensively grown in
the Piedmont section the past season. The
yield is said to be large and in excess of In?
A boy named Willie Piuder was shot and
ii.stantly killed in the western part of Rich
tnoud yesterday, by another boy named
Harry Cooper, with a parlor ritla which the
two youths wore handling.
Mis. William Widgins, an elderly lady,
ivsiding in Petersburg, was killed shortly
before midnight Monday night by the ex?
plosion of a toy cannon which two ytung
nieu were tiring on the street.
Jjbn W. Barcroft. for many years a
prominent bcok publisher and job printer
in cotiuec.ion with the Norfolk Landmark
died at his residence in Norfolk yesterday,
Tom a complication of diseases aged 2S years.
J. F. Fenless, postmaster at Centreville,
Norfolk county, was tried yesterday on an
indictment in the County Court for iho mur?
der of Louisa Johnson, colored. He was ac?
quitted on the ground that the shooting was
About two hundred tons of Pocahcntas
coke passed through Fulat-ki last Saturday,
consigned to the Union Steel Works, Chi?
cago, III. On Tuesday an enlire train of
coke passed through, en route for Chicago
and St. Louis.
Gustave Kwith, a German seaman, was
found drowned at Norfolk yesterday. He
left his vessel to go ashore, and nothing was
thought of his absence until bis body was
discovered in the dock. It id thought he
committed suicide. A bank book, showing
he had $1,000 deposited, was on his person.
In roasting meat have the pan hot when
you put the meat in. If it is beef put in the
hot pan and let it stand a moment and then
turn it over, thus searing both sided and pre
venting the juice from running so quickly.
Oo not put the salt and pepper on the meat,
but put it in the pan with the water, and
then baste the meat every three or four min?
utes. You will And the meat to be thorough?
ly seasoned and will be much more juicy and
teuder tban by the old way of rubbing the
salt on the meat; putting the salt on th?
meat draws the juice out and toughens it.
Roact fowls in the same way ; also Ssb; not
putting any butter or grease near them until
almost done; then tub a little butter over
them to give a little crisp outside.
Habit is a cable. We weave the thread
of it every day, and at length we cannot
break it. 'j he chains of habit are generally
too small to be felt until they are too
strong to be broken. To one who murmur?
ed because he rebuked him for a small mat
ter, Plato replied : "Custom is no small mat?
ter. A custom or habit of life does fre?
quently alter the natuial inclination for
good or evil." After a series of years
winding up a watch at a certain hour it bo
comes bo much of a routine as to be done in
utter unconsciousness; meanwhile the
mind and body are engaged in something
di Deren t.
Corrupting Girls.?Reverend Canon
O'Mahoney, in a speech recently delivered
in Cork, charged cerlain local government
officials with systematically corrupting girls
of tender age The Dublin Freeman?* Jour?
nal indorses and amplifies the charges,
and demands that the guilty officials be ar
r<~t< d. The Fall Mall Gazette In en article
on the subject, says it has iuformrtion that
only one man, a tried and trusted agent of
Dublin Castle, ia implicated in the matter.
Four girls wore his victims, and they are
now* inmates of the Convent of the Good
Shepherd, at Cork.
Funding ?Up to this time nearly a half
million dollars' worth of State securities
have been funded at Ihe offica of the second
auditor in Richmond. They embrace 10 40
coupon bonda and tax receivable coupons
maturing after January, 1883. The latter
are funded at fifty cents on the dollar. Re?
cent cablegrams from England announce
that some of the holders of Virginia bonds
there are anxious to fund under the RiddU
berger bill, but the*e bonds will not be
funded before January 1, as they have not
oeen listed. This being the case, the hold?
ers will lose the January interest.
Prince Bismarck's Forests.?Prince
! Bismarck possesses some of the largest and
: tioeat forests in northern Germany, and
; with the exception of Prince F?rsten
i berg,who i3 lord of Schwarzwalk.he is prob
i ably the largest timber merchant in the
'empire. Prince Bismarck alsoownB somo
very extensive disiilleriee, his annual out
i put being about 555.000 gallons of spirits.
Lovi Campbell, of Kingsbury, Me., set a
b:-ar trap and a bear got into it. He drag
? ged the trap a good distance, until it was
i caught in a log. Then Levi came up and
struck the bear with an axe. The animal
turned suddenly, wrenched the trap loose,
grabbed Levi, and was in a fair way to make
an end of him when his clog pitched in and
attracted the bear's attention until Levi
could drag himself away.
A driving wheel of a locomotive that was
[ drawing a passenger train burst recently
near Milford, Pa. One piece whizzed passed
the fireman's head and passed, screaming
like a bhell from a cannon, through the bag?
gage car, the smoking car, and a passenger
coach without doing injury to any person on
the train. The train was running at the
rate of forty miles an hour when the acci?
I have been treatod for catanh by eminent
physicians, but nothing has ever bone tit ted me
like Ely's Croam Balm.?Mis. L. A. Lewis, 19G
('hippewa street, Now Orloans, La.
Uly's 4'ream Halm is the best medicine
for catarrh I have over ueed.?Mrs. O. Wood,
I lind My'sCream Balm good for catarrh of
long standing.?M. N. La3!ey, 19.'? 1 West Chest?
nut street, Louisville, Ky.
December 27th, 1S87, at 8 o'clock p. m., after a '
painful illneis of f ur years, JOHN C. YOUNO, '
aged 44 years.
Funeral from the residence of hi3 father-in
law, Thomas Downey, No. 1321 Four-and-a-half
street,^Washington, D. C, on Friday, Dec. 30tb,
at 1 o'clock, p. m. Eelatives and friends are in?
vited. The luneral will be attended by tho mem?
bers of Webster Lodge, No. 7, K. of P. Members
of bister lodges invited. Dec 23-3t. T
POTATO CHIPS, in half-pound boxes, received
nov2 J. C. MTLBURN '
MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL.
New Yobk, Dec. '28.?Tho stock market was
still firm ut the opening this morniiig at advim ? ?
over la-.t evening's fiual figures ranging u,, ;, i?
per teat, in a few stocks. The improvement in
the list was net maintained however, tho market
being weak all along the line, and a slow but
steady decrease in values look placo. The inter
est in the .'peculation was centred in tbrcc or lout
stocks only, bat lato iu the hour abettor tone n
developed, whilo tho leading stocks sbovu d ?
less activity. Thero wa3 no progress made a i ,.
upward direction, however, and at 11 o'clu. k \\,r
market was quiet and barely steady at the I * ?
prices of tho morniug. Money 5a6.
Baltimoge, Dec. 23.?Virginia 6s consolidated
? ; past-duo coupons 65; 10-40*37: new.;.,
bid to day.
WHOLESALE PRICES OF PRODUCE
Hoi;i, fine. 12 50 Q
Superfine. 2 75 fi)
Extra. 3 75
Family. 4 4o
Fancy brands..... 4 75
Wt.?Ht, Longberry. 0 83
Fultr.. 0 80
Mixed. 0 80
Fair Wheat. 0 7S
Damp and tough. 0 70
Com, white. 0 51
Yellow. 0 53
f.'orn Meal. 0 55
Itye. 0 54
OaU. 0 35
Butter, Virginia prime. 022
Common to middling... 0 15
Msgs. 0 20
Live Chickens. 0 7
Dressed Chickens. 0 0
Live Turkeys. 0 9
Dressed Turkey3, drawu. 0 l.'J
Dressed Pork. G 00
Hind quarters Heel'. O 5
Fore quarters Boef. 0
Ve.U Calves. 0 3V> (0
Irish Potatoes per bushol... 0
Onions. 1 00
Apples por barrel. 2 00
Diied PeachoSjPeeled.... 0 7
'? " wnpeelod. ... 0 5
" Chorriea. 0 15
Dried Applet. 0 5
Bacon?Hams, country. 012
Best sugar cured limns. 0 12
Butchers" Hams. 0 12
a 7!.. <<$
L> !>'4 fa
0 (4 fa
o 5 'y (a
0 5% fa
o GT/(1 (cj
Breakfast Bacon. 0
Sugar-cured Shoulders. 0
Bulk shoulders. 0
" lg. cl. sidos. 0
" fat backs. 0
" bollioa. 0
K.iroii Should* !.-. "
Cent Standard A....
Granulated. 0 7;, @
LaGauyra. 0 20 (g
Java. 0 24 fa
Molasses B. 8. 0 15 fa
C. B. 0 17 fa
?ugar Syrups. 0 22 fa
Herring, Eastorn, por bbl... 3 50 fa
Potomac No. 1. 5 00 fa
Pot. Family Goo $ bbl. if 50 fa
Do. pl half barrel. 4 75 @
Mackerel, small.por bbl. 0 00 fa
" No. 3, medium... 00 00 fa
" No. 3, largo fat... 13 00 fa
No. 2. 15 00 (0
Clover Soed. 4 00 fa
Timothy . 2 05 fa
Plaster, ground,por ton. 4 75 fa
Ground in bags. 5 75 fa
Lump. 3 50 vft
8alt?G.A. (Liverpool). 0 75 0
Fine. 120 fa
Turk's Island. 115 fa
Wool?Long unwashod. 0 20 fa
Washed. 0 30 @
Morino, unwashed. 0 22 fa
Do. Washod. 0 30 fa
Sumac. 0 70 fa
Hay. 10 00 @
Cut do. 18 00 fa
Wheat Bran Ij^ton ~pi ,'car.. 22 00 fa
Brown Middlings " 22 00 fa
Whito Middlings " 23 00 fa
Hominy Chop " 19 00 fa
Cotton Seed Meal " 24 CO <?,
1 2 i)
Tho receipts of Flour aro not so liberal, but
stocks in first hands aro comparatively full and
well assorted; wo agaiu note a strong fce'ing on
tho part of millers at homo and outside Wheat
is firm and active; choice samplet are laid at 1 <:
per bushel advanco, whilo othor grades show only
a fractional advanco; tho offerings on 'Chang.-,
continue very small and tho range of pi ices aro,
aa to condition, from 70 to 87. Corn is steady at
52 to 53. Eyo is higher at 5Sa64. Oats are
scarce and wanted at 33a36 for common and at
38a40 for good. Eggs tiro dull and heavy at a
doclinoof lc per dozen. Othor prolueo is fairly
ac'.ivo and in moderate supply.
Baltimore, Doc. 28.?Cotton steady and dull;
middling 10%. Flour steady, with a light de?
mand; Howard street and Western super $2 37
a2 75; do extra $3 00a3 GO ; do family $4 00a
4 35; city mills super $2 37a2G2; do extra
$3 00a3 G2; do Rio brands $4 50a4 75 ; Patapscu
supcrlativo patent $5 50: do family $515.
Wheat?Southern firm and <iiiiot; red 90a92;
ambor 02a03 ; Western higher a;id mnn- active :
No 2 winter red spot 87 bid; Dec80^67%;
Jan 81%n8~k2; Fob 89Vja89%; May 94%a95.
Corn?Southern higher and firm: white and yel?
low 54a56; Western higher; mixotl spot niw
55% bid; year 55% bid; Jan 6(fl4a56*&; Ftb
57^fe>67%. Oats steady and quiet: (Southern ai d
Peona 34a39; Western whito 38a40; do mixed
36a3S. Byo higher at (J5ati8. Hav easy hij'I
quiet; primo to choice Western $13.il4. Provis?
ions firmer. Mess Pork $15 75. Bulk-meats ?
shoulders and clear rib sides parked 7*i|>?!*
Bacon?sbonldots 7Vja8%; cIcht rib sides '->\;
bams 12al2%. Lard?re?ned 81;. Butter steady :
Western packed 2()a25 ; creamery 27*31. Eggs
steady and quiet: from 24*25; limed 1'<:.1~
CotTeo firmer ; Bio cargoes ordinary to fair IS1.,*
19. Sugar steady and quiet; Atolt7. Whiskey
quiet at $1 15al 16.
Chicago. Dec. 28,11 a. m.?The leading fu?
tures ruled as follows: Msy Wheat 85%; Maj
Corn 64V??54%; May Outs 34%; May Pork
?15 70 ; May Lard $-8 22Vj.
New Yobk, Dec 28.?Cotton dull; uplands
10 9-10: Orleans 10 11-16; futureaateady. Floor
steady and quiet. Wheat opened higher, hut
later declined. Corn %a%c better. Potk Arm at
$15 50al H. Lard firm at $8 10.
Geoecjktown Cattle MaBKEt, Dee. 26 ?22
Cattle wero r.fforrd and s?ld as follows: Best -1 '-..<.?
?4 70; good 4a l'\.c ; medium 3'.jvlc, and com?
mon 2%a3,!(2C. A numbcrof Sheep aud Lambs wetc
offered, which sold at 4a5c for the former, and
at o^aO^c f.?r tbo latter. Calves SHiaeVjC.
Yearlings 5a5V Cows and Calves brought *20a
35. Market bri?k for all kinds of sto h.
Dleamcs the Ka-al Pn33
tges, Allays Pain and In
lammation, IIc:i!s the
?ores, Restores the Sense
>r Taste and Smell. Tey^j
A particle is applied into each no.^ttil and is
igreeablo. Price 50 cts. at druggists'; by mail,
Blistered, 60 eta. Circulars free.
ELY BEOS., 235 Greenwich Strret.
j^RY LUNT'S COUGH SYE?P
FOE COUGHS AND COLD .
Price 25c; sample bottle 10c.