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KNIGHT OF THE GRIP.
Jn A jOity, Where Tw6 .Kinds
or Matckes are Made.
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How Oie Variety Is MannCtcinred, aad
a Few frets about the Other.
Burning of the Oat Mill Meats-Bad fer
tlief Boarding Bouses A Stereo
'type BUI of Fare.
Thoro is, probably, no other placo of
the same' size in the State in I which is
produced a greater variety of (manufac
tured articles than in the city of Akron.
Here, ia made nearly everything' frorn a
tbeahlng(1mochine down to a"
-Linear! the flre-and-brimstono match.
although f am told the kind tuppoted to
have less combustible material in its
composition U also made in this indus
trial metropolis. As an example of the
latter variety', the reader will remember
that Edison here. played an. j Important
rolowiart ' matrimonial conn-draa
not many mooiiB ago, whon'ho'took un
to himself the daughter of one of Akron's
leading business men. Mr. Miller", Edi
son's father-in-law, is a member of tho
firm of Aultman, Miller & Co., and a
confirmed orthodox member of the
Methodist Church. It was, perhaps, on
account of his religious views that he so
bitterly objected to giving his daughter
in marriage to a man who hasn't the
same degree of reverence for,' spiritual
things that some have and who is ad
dicted to the use of language which, if
published in a 'Sunday school paper,
would tend to injure its sale: However,
Miss Miller insisted that Mr. Edison was
Such an eteclricol man, and, even if ho
did thock her, occasionally, his magnetitm
was ' irresistible and sho proposed to
complete the current, be true to her mag
net, while the lattery of life generated
that electrifying spark, love, and only
when the angel, Death, opened tho key,
would the current be broken. Well,
Lthat settled the question. It always
doa when a woman says it under similar
circumstances, and the opposing party
would as well giyo up Uio battlo as lost.
This is a! question that every .woman re
serves, or should rcoervo the exclusivo
right to .herself to settle. I am glad that
women are made of such independent
stuff. It is said that a woman is govern
ed by emotion rather than reason. To
somo extent I think'this is true ; but a
woman,wiil, reach, a conclusion about a
certain thing at once where a "lord of
creation' will parley and roason, about
the same thing for a week beforo arriv
ing at anything liko a definite conclusion
and then he will be incorrect twice
where the woman's jumped-at conclu
sion will be wrong once.
rI did not intend, however, to write up
on the relative psychological merits of
man and woman so will desist.
An example of the former varioty of
matches may be obtained in tho ordi
nary parlor match, so universally in use
and manufactured by the Barber Match
Co. n This company, practically, controls
the match trade of the country. There
are several houses in tho United States
of which the Akron is one of tho lead
ing. Their buildings cover several acres
o'f land and are all built with especial
reference toMtght, ventilation, neatness
and convenience. The offices, arp per
fect, littlo palaces and tho occupants
thereof are all accommodating gentle
men. 'They are always pleased to have
visitors, although there are strict! rules
prohibiting them from entering certain
parte pfj.the works on account of tho
danger thereby incurred. Only a chos
en few, are admitted to all the depart
ments and, of, these newspaper1 men
usually form a part. Did you know that
members, jf "tEe press receive more at
tentionand their influence and favor is
mora eagerly sought for than most any
other class of, people ? Well, it's a fact.
Just go to a town and tell the peoplo
you are representing some reliable news
paper aiid pfoposo to write upthojplace
and it you ore, not u the most popular
man' in tho place, my observation is un
reliable. Mo.re, especially will you bo
popularatqong men who have business
interests at "stake in the placo. Every
man in town will invito you to) take
dinner, smoke, walk, or drink with
him. But. of course, newspaper men
alwayBjpdsitlvel'declino the latter, and
it' is with, great reluctance and temerity
they cau bojrjducod to accept the for
mer invitations. Jn thus seeking tho
influence of ithe press,' the people show
that they recognlro the power for weal
or for woe, a good nowspaper exerts in a
community Go any place you will, pick
upaiocal newspayer, glance over the
advertisements and you will find, with
scarcely an exception, that the biggest
"ad" belongs to .tho biggest business
manofjihejplacc. Give mo tho power
of tho, United States press and I will
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But to return again to my subject. I
BPPUe,d atftho ofllce of tho match works
man wno receweu mo iiiai x represeniea
the News-Herald, one of the leading
Southern Ohio papers, and proposod to'
write a few lines about 'Akron an.d, her
business interests and asked him, for a
few pOinUco'ncoruW the match works.
"Q',ya sir" saidihe, "you are one of onr
ver welcome newspapermen; conioin,
have a seat. We are always glad tpseo
ypuandj-aasuroyou weiwilldo allwe
ca-'foriyon." U I . '
f There' was' a decided change 14 sis
maanei' after, the announcement uof my
business. He met me at the door wltli
a cold, what-klnd-of-tt-book-nrc-you-sell-ing
expression bul wheri ho .found there
was a chance to got a freo ''ad" this 'ex
pression vanished, like the mist beforo
the morning sun.' 'After gathering what
'statistics I wanted I. was Shown through
the whole establishment, from garret to
cellar, fore and aft. In fact toy" guide,
the boss of tho works, in hife (efforts to
have me understand it 'all, became very
tedious in his elaborate explanations of
the minutia and for me to eater into de
tail in describing the process of making
matches would likewise tprovej tiresome.
I shall only give a brief outline.
One piece of machinery does all the
work from the time they are in the form
of pine blocks, till they are ready for
tho drying house. , Pine, you know, is
used in making matches and) the logs
are sawed into pieces about txG in. and
varying in length'. The piccesj are then
sawed interlocks tho length of a match
which is the form .they enter the ma
chine. The apparatus consists essenti
ally of a long, belt, probably 100 feet aad
6a tho outaida of , this are fitted cast iron
buckets at intervals of about two feet,
something liko tho elevating buckets of
threshing machine. These buckets
are tho same shape as tho pine blocks
used and are perforated in the' bottom
with numerous apertures just largo
enough to receive tho end of, a match.
This belt moves over the pulleys two feet
at a time, the distance betweon tho
buckets, then stops for an instant' and
then moves on another interval then
stops again and so om At one end of
this belt a man puts in each bucket as it
passes him a pine block, and, as tho
bucket passes under a huge cutting in
strument it stops and at the samo timo
this instrument comes down with tro-,
mondous power and cuts the block into
matches and also presses a match'
into each hole in the bottom of
the box, producing the ring-like appear
anco on the end of each match so that
when the bucket leaves this first station
the matches stand up in the box like
rows of pins, projecting above about
half the length of the match as the box
is only about halt tho length of the
match. Thus they travel along the
whole length of the belt, with this Bhut-tle-llke
motion, like a long line of min-
erature soldiers, till they reach the other
pulley and start back with their heads
hanging down. They don't go far, how
ever, till they drag through an oily so
lution that saturates' the wood and ren
ders it highly inflammable. Next the
tips drag through the .preparation that
gives tho match tho power of igniting
upon friction, which forms tho head.
From here until it noars the starting
point of its journey it passes through a
scries of fans which' partially dries tho
last application and prepares it for its
final finishing touch, which consists of
a kind of dip more used for a protect
ive coating and a gloss than anything
else. After passing through this, tho
buckets, which are adjustable, are taken
off and empty ones put on ready to re
ceive the pine blocks again and travel
tho samo road as tho ones just romoved.
The buckets containing tho new matches
are emptied on shelves in the dry house
whero they remain till ready for the
packing bouse. Each pine block makes
an ordinary-sized box of matches and
each machine consumes about a block a
minute and there are twenty-five or
thirty machines running all the timo,
so that from twelve to fourteen hundred
boxes of matches aro produced in an
We noxt visit the box department.
In this there aro five or six box ma
chines. These machines make the or
dinary slide match box. Tho postboard
is cut in strips about six inches wide and
rolled up on a large cylinder from which
the machine takes it. Without the aid
of a single person this machine cuts,
presses, prints, folds, glues and com
pletes tho box in every particular, just
as we find' them in our" stores. Each
machine makes fourteen hundred boxes
an hour and delivers, them to tho girls
in the packing rooms below. Tho large
wooden shipping boxes are also made
by . machinery. The packing t rooms
merely contain long tables' with matches
and. boxes convenient and tho work tis
principally done by girls. The ware
houses always contain a large supply of
matches. By actual computation the
matches thcn'in stock would, if placed
end to end, gilt the, globe twice and
then be a surplus sufficient to extend
from New York to San Francisco. (
The great danger in the manufacture
of 1 matches is fire and every precaution
is taken to guard against it. The1 whole
establishment is provided with! every
means of protection. Hose and, water
pipes thread the building in eyery di
rection. There isn't a foot of the build
ings upon whih1 water could not bo
thrown in two minutes warning.,, Hand
grenades decorate .every department.
But in spite of all this precaution, not
long since one -wing of the main build
ing burned to the ground,.
Everything is done that can be dono
to add to the comfort 'and convenience
of the workers. There is a nice room
fitted up with tables aud chairs, where
the girls take their lunch. Tho workers
receive kind treatment from the employ
ers arid command good wages, but for all
this tho match-workers position is not a
desirable one. The great enemy of
those engaged, in making or handling
matches ia the effect of the 'chemicals
upon the system. The phosphorus
used' is very poisonous and in spite of Springs, Ark. Ex-Senator Powell Clay
the preventives, employed, it sooner or ton is tho manager of tho resort.1
later enter,tho system and then its ef
fects are manifest. The favorite point
of attack id In tho bono of the lower
jaw, producing what is known in medi
cal parlance as nocroslsjofthobone, which
is merely rendering the bone dead and
it in' timo decays and crumbles away,
it is to bd hoped that somo antidote will
yet' bo discovered by which the makers
of this indispensable article will escapo
the almost Inevitable fate of the present
matchmakers. Should you ever visit
the 'city of Akror) and are fortunate
enough tq be a newspaper man or some
thing else that will admit you to tho
works it 'vHH -lie abundantly worth your
while to, southern as this meager de
scription cannot take the placo of ac
tually BMiaar-ior yourself. It will also
pay yori to' visit the various other exten
sive manufactories in which Akron
abounds..,', The Aultman, Miller Machine
Works k is tt mammoth establishment.
Mr.' Aultman Is also of tho firm of Ault
man, Taylor & Co., of Mansfield, O.
The reader will perhaps remember of
seeing an account in the papers a few
month ago of the burning of Shumaoh
er's oat meal mills. ' t tho time of its
destruction it was tho largest oat meal
mill in the United States and was said
by some to be tho largest in tho world.
'I was in a neighboring town tho night
it burned and tho sceno presented was
appalling. I visited the ruins shortly
after. There upon the ground, still
smoking, lay thousands of bushels of
grain. Towering high above tho debris
stood the great massive chimneys, reach
ing far toward tho clouds. What was
yesterday tho sceno of busy, active la
bor was now a vast cxpanso of smoul
dering ruins. Hundreds of hands wero
thrown out of employment and Shu
macherwho was reputed to be worth
his millions the day before, was now a
man of but littlo means. The extensive
and costly machinery lay warped and
twisted in one useless mass. All was
destruction in tho vicinity of tho oat
meal mills and for days Shumachor and
many others wero completely demoral
ized ; but after awhile capitalists organ
ized a stock company and the work of
removing tho debris was begun.
I believe tho intention now is to re
build the mills and carry on the work as
beforo, although it will bo owned by a
stock company instead of a singlo indi
vidual. This will bo sad on tho boarding
houses of the land. What would a
boarding-houso bo without oat meal ? I
pauso for a reply. Should tho potato
crop prove a failuro all boarding houses
would be compelled to mako an assign
ment. Potatoes! and oat meal 11 I
never sat down to a boardlng-liouso meal
in my life but those two permanent fix
tures bobbod up serenely. Should I
over bo f 0 unfortunate as to find ono or
both m8slng from thoir accustomed
place I wouldn't eat a bite. No sir, it
would bo irreverent, it would bo deso
crating the absence of these time-honored
guests. I w ould at onco work a
beautiful motto with shoo thread on a
plcco of rawhido leather "Absent but
not Forgotten" and hang it over the
empty dishes. It is wonderful in how
many different ways potatoes may uo
prepared for the boarding-houso table.
They can be boiled with the skins on
and thedjrt off, and with skins off and
dirt on,' soft and hard and hardly soft,
sliced .and whole and wholly sliced,
mashed rand tried and squelched and
Saratogied and Bostoned and other towns
too numerous to mention, and, in fact, a
very , respectable looking meal can bo
gotten up on potatoes. But O I its po
tatoes, overything is potatoes or oat
Say, I am going to "let up" on this.
r "Kniqht op the Gmr,"
What Is more disagreeable to a lady than to
know that her hair has not only lost its color,
but is fall of dandruff ? Yet such was the caso
with mine until I used Parker's Hair Balsam.
My hair ia now black and perfectly clean and
glossy. Mrs. E. Sweeny, Chicago. Jnnosp
Beyond the pale a drunkard's nose.
Bucklcu's Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve In the world for Cuts, Bruises,
Ca Tt,a. sa D.H !. ... 1 V.S.. On.. nUl.a
fXJt.. VVUra,DM AMtUUUI, X- GTCI KJUI CO, 1VWI.
Ubapped Bands, umidisms. uorns, ana an
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, or
no pay required. It Is guaranteed to give en
tire satisfactisn, or money refunded. Price
25 cents per box.
If old Boger WM'oms C0UW "l'pear
again in Rhode Island he would not bo
allowed to vote on account of his pov
erty. . ,
100 Doses One Dollar
Is inseparably connected with Hood's Sareapa
rilla. and is true of no other medioine. It is
an unanswerable argumeit as to strength and
economy, while thousands testify to its super
ior blood-purifying and strengthening quali
ties. A bottle of Hood's Barsapsrilla contains
100 doses and will' last a month, while others
will average to last not over a week. Hence,
for economy, buy only Hood's BarsapariUa. sp
Horry Bloodgood, tho famous min
strel known in private life as Carlos
Murran, died at North Conway, N. II ,
An Answer Wanted.
Can anyone bring us a case of kidney or
liver complaint that Electric Bitters will not
speedily cure? We say they can not, as thou
sands of cases already permanently cured and
who are dally reoommenotng Kieoino uitters,
will prove. Bright's disease, diabetes, weak
back, or any, urinary complaint quickly cured,
Thev Durlfv the blood, rssulate the bowels
the blood, regulate the bowels,
and act directly on the diseased parts. Every
For, sale at Cdo. a boftle by
Beybert & Co.
James G. Blaine and Stephen B. Et
kins are members of the syndicate which
recently. erected a new hotel at Eureka
Flsh, tlio Millionaire Convict,
and How Ho Prospers.
Sunday Morning SerTiccs In tho Prison
"the Convict Choir I Digress A Jourrml-
1st Convict A Little Moralizing
Female Insane Asylnu An-
barn That's All.
Auburn, N. Y., Juno 23d, 18S0.
When I wrote that Buffalo had the
most irregular streots I oyor saw I had
not been to Syracuse The streets of
tho latter placo wore evidently laid out
so as to mako as many sharp points and
triangular buildings and front yards as
But I have something more interest
ing than Syracuse of which to write. It
is a visit to
THE AUJIIJUN- r&XITKXTl IBY,
The oldest established institution of the
kind in tho United States, having been
founded in 1816, and which contains
many noted criminals.
Last Sunday was tho annual "flower
day," when tho young Ladies' Christian
Temperance Union brings each convict
a boquet, to which is attached a card
bearing an appropriate Scriptural verso.
I was sitting in front of the Gaylord
Hotel after breakfast on that day, when
I observed a hand-cart pass loaded with
boquets, and inquiry revealed tho fact
that they were for tho prisoners, and
that the morning services in tho prison
chapel would be particularly interesting
on that occasion. I accordingly pro
ceeded to tko penitentiary, and was
admitted in company with a goodly as
semblage of residonts of tho city into
tho keepers' hall. At nino o'clock tho
turnkey opened tho big barred door and
the crowd filed through tho corridor on
tho left to
THE PRISON CHAPEL.
When wo reached the chapel tho con
vict congregation wero all in their Beats.
There is but littlo difference in tho ap
pearance of convicts in any "pen," tho
only difference in tho motley assemblage
hero being, that thoro aro fewer negroes.
You find upon tho faces the samo trade
marks of illiteracy and depravity, with,
of course, occasional exceptions that
cause you to wonder how thoy came
there. Here will bo an old timer with
iron-gray locks and wrinkled visage;
his nearest neighbor may wear a profile
that proclaims its owner unmistakably
an Israelite, and beyond him a "mug"
as Irish as Pat Koonoy. But a large per
cent, all look liko relatives, 00 reliablo
are tho physiological and phrenological
indications of depravity and ignorance.
Tho dress at Auburn is exclusively
striped, the excellent plan of allowing
other colored apparel for good behavior,
as followed at Columbus, as yet not
having got this far East ; and tho gen
eral fit of tho garments, as is invariably
tho casG ia such institutions, is different
from the fit of "the paper on tho vhall."
As a recent writer on tho subject said in
tho New York IfbrW, tho convict is sup
posed to fit tho clothes, not the clothes
When wo had entered tho chapel and
taken tho vacant seats in tho rear tho
services began with a hymn by tho con
vict choir. As a musical organization it,
of course, can't bo compared to tho lato
Arion Club of HlUsboro, Highland coun
ty, Ohio, but" considering the disadvan
tages under which they must necessarily
labor, they do remarkably well. They
wero all convicts, including tho organist,
violinist, and clarionettist, and their
rendition of "Sweet Rest" and "Buelah
Land" was abovo criticism ; but when,
at tho conclusion of the services, the
clarionet player struck up "Montroso
quickstep'' for tho congregation to
march out by, a musician present was
heard, to remark that he "know what
that toiler was in for, now."
Lest the reader bo unmusical and
don't know what Montrose quickstep is
like, I will add that the old 13th Regi
ment Band played it to death in, their
palmy days, and its notes are still occa
sionally wafted on tho breezes that cir
culate through tho second story of tho
Reeco corner. You'll remember it when
I tell you that it goes turn ta-tara-da
Again I catch myself digressing. To
return to the chapel. After a couplo of
hymns and a prayer tho chaplain, Rev.
Mr. Scarls, delivered an interesting and
impressive talk of half an hour's length,
without tho' idle formality of taking a
text, holding tho congregation, both in
mates and visitors, to tho closest atten
tion, and allow ing 'a vein of humor to
creep in at appropriate intervals. Par
ticularly did ho make a hit with tho
convicts when ho mado a remark about
them "returning to their state-rooms."
And his remarks on death and immor
tality, were very impressive.
After the benediction wo passed out
through tho same corridor by which wo
cnteted, and in which is situated the
chaplain's office. Here
JAMES D, FISH,
The ox-nabob Now York millionaire,
doeth his arduous duties. Only one
glance at him in his convict garb is nec
essary to make the thoughtful remem
ber how fickle is fortune. As we passed
by the open door I saw upon the inter
ior the venerable ex-banker. He stood
in tho center of the room, apparently In
a reverie ; at all events paying no atten
tion to the throng that was passing by.
Ho has a closely shaven face and prom
inent noso, and is rather largo of build,
particularly in a part of his anatomy
that seems to indicate that prison faro
agrees with him. Ho wore n striped
vest and pants of remarkably good fit
for prison clothing (ho evidently tipped
tho tailor), a bod-ticking shirt, and cap
of the same material. His work is light,
and ho has served a littlo over a year of
his ten years' sentence. Many Bterics
aro told of him and the way he takes
to his imprisonment. It is said he very
much dislikes being made an object of
interest by visitors. Lost fall a theatri
cal party visited the penitentiary and all
wero anxious to see him. As they
passed tho chaplain's office ono saw
him and said, "Oh, thoro is Fish."
"Yes, I am Fish," was tho reply, and
tho speaker slammed the door with
forco and dispatch.
Resides in Auburn, and I am told, in a
very blooded neighborhood, but she has
succeeded thus far in remaining incog
nito to tho majority of tho residonts of
the city. Tho old man himself is sixty
fivo years of age.
Money circulates among the convicts
the samo as in tho outside world, and
prisoners who aro known to bo well
supplied with this world's goods aro
"bled" by their convict companions to
the farthest possible extent. The
monicd prisoner has to drop a dime in
tho barber's hand to insuro an easy
shave, and send tho tailor a half dollar
if ho don't wont his new suit to fit him
too quick ; while a littlo change sent to
the kitchen, I am told, will procure a
substantial littlo lunch. Already Fish
has spent sovcral cents for extra com
forts, and I suspect that ho isn't having
near the hard time people imagine.
When first incarcerated he was put to
work in tho stovo foundry, whero the
labor was pretty hard, but in some
manner probably on account of his
advanced ago he has secured the easy
position ho now fills.
After services had begun Sunday
morning an intelligent young man in a
regular dude-fitting convict suit, entered
tho chagel and tiptoed his way to a seat
in tho rear of tho room. Ho is also an
attache of tho chaplain's office, but
previous to his conviction of tho crime
of writing some solid man's namo on
tho lower right hand corner of an I. O.
U., he filled the more responsible, but
less remunerative position of
EDITOR OF A COUNTRY PAPER.
If ho is as bright as he looks ho w ill
pick up sovcral points during his prison
experience that ho can work tastefully
into editorials, novels, and so forth.
Tho prison authorities fear that, liko
tho old man who had been so long im
prised for debt and was at last set freo
and who returned and asked to be
placed again in his old familiar cell,
(see lesson in the old Sixth Reader) tho
fortunate young journalist will return
again to his present quarters and ask to
be taken back, when ho finds himself
again freo with a country editorship
staring him in tho face.
This morning I paid tho institution
another visit, and though visitors aro
generally refused admission now,
through tho kindness ot the warden I
was allowed to go through the different
cell-rooms, kitchen, dungeon, etc. Tho
cell dormitories are constructed very
much like those at Columbus. There is
a nico lawn in tho courtyard, and the
walks aro lined on either sido with tall
umbrageous maples, planted years and
years ago by a lifo-convict, who is still
an inmate of the Institution. Just im
agine how he has passed tho many long
summers that have changed the little
shrubs to tall strong trees; imagine how
he saw them grow up, and how he
watched them bud and leaf with each
return of spring ; and how ho marked
their falling leaves after they grow red
and golden and brown in the air of the
many returning and going autumns.
Poor man ; I wonder if he feels as bad
about his lot as I do. Perhaps, like
skinning eels, there are bo many of
them, they get usod to it and it don't
hurt them at all. But after one has
seen Edwin Thome's "Black Flag" and
John A. Stevens' "Passion's Slave," and
a few other dramas in which at somo
time or other the hero is found in pris
on garb, he is likely to imagine, or at
least fear, that many of the inmates are
angelic heroes temporarily playing in
hard luck, but sure to escape soon or be
vindicated before the cuitain goes down
on the last act; and that they will
marry the rich man's handsome daugh
ter ere tho finis. But I can't help feel
ine sorry for a convict. It is not be
cause he has such a very hard timo
during his prison life, but thcro are a
few things the mean, sneaking, infernal,
(how cordially I hate it I) never forgets.
There aro some wounds that the heart
less, base, selfish, inhuman world (how
I like to toll it to go to) will not allow to
heal, but which like those of Prome
theus as he lay chained "upon tho cold
rocks of Mount Caucasus" it rejoices to
Bee "torn afresh." Tho stigma of hav
ing onco been a convict is almost im
possible to shako off. However penitent
the convict may be, aud however good
his resolves and intentions at the time
of his rolease, how few, even of those
who profess to follow the mandates we
ore told are divine, are willing to offer
him encouragement or aid him to load a
new life. If it does not offer him direct
insult the world lets him severely alone
and it might nS well do the former,
for most peoplo (I guess it is human)
are likely to bo weak and care for what
people think. Ho feels that people turn
from him and spurn him, and it is not
to bo wondered at, that so many of
them return to their bad habits and
eventually to their old 'places behind
tho bars. So-called "society" is respon
sible for much more than it is given
credit for, even by thoso who know it
best. Ho w.I would like to bo a preach
er for about ono Sunday I But then I
suppose that is liko journalism. Every
body thinks he knows more about it
than the editor. So it is probably best
that I ain't a preacher I might get my
self disliked, you know. Tho "divinity
that shapes our ends" generally know
its business, and fixed things according
to fitness, which explains why I am so
rich and celebrated.
I have digressed again. I feared it.
I will digress in my thoughtless
moments. It is a habit I learned in my
oarlier days, and I can't break mjsclf of
Adjoining tho penitentiary is the
Female Insane Asylum, the rear wail of
tho former serving as a partition hctw ecn
the two. In this asylum Is now con
fined YSEITLT DUDLEY,
Tho would-bo slayer of O'Donavan
Kossa. As to her guilt or. innocence,
sanity or insanity, I am not prepared
to pass an opinion, but I do not for an
instant hesitate in saying that whoever
was responsible for her front name, de
served imprisonment for lifo. I can
spell it just as easy as anybody, but I
wouldn't attempt to pronounce it in tho
presence of any one I might suspect
know its correct pronunciation. Poor,
unfortunate girl ! Fortuno has not dealt
kindly with her.
IT WAS TOLEDO.
I just received to-day tho News-
Her vld of Juno 9, in which I find that
"His Nobbs, the Editor" at onco cor
rects a mistake of mine and releases
Cleveland of a terriblo responsibility. I
am glad. Cleveland is a nice city, and
I don't Tiko Toledo very well anyway. I
trust Miss Janio Dimplo Chin will for
give me that I torgot whero sho put her
characters. It will not occur again. (I
won't read her next.)
Auburn is another beautiful city of
about 30,000 souls, with important man
ufacturing interests, and somo lino resi
dences. Tho residences through this
section are, as a rule, much finer and
more elaborate than those of Ohio. I
really don't see whero the poor folks livo
here, there aro so few commonplace
houses. This city evidently contains a
great deal of wealth.
I dislike to quit so suddenly, but
The Graphic Arts of July 3d, will pre
sent a double page ot the now famous I
Detroit Base Ball Club. Tho members I
of tho coming champion team will bo I
shown in full uniform, and tho illustra
tions will bo tho most life-like and finely.
executed representation of a base ball I
nino ever published in this country.
The Great Four, and all others will bo
shown, and every lover 01 the national
Pastime should havo picture of this
great team. In addition to this treat,
the paper will contain many other inter
esting illustrations. Tho title pace will
be occupied by a magnificent picture of
Oov. Alger, 01 Michigan.
June 26th, 188G.
Ourpikois progressing nicely st thiswrlt-l
Tho rattle of the reaper will be heard in thli
The beamins countenance of John Roa
was seen in this place last Bunday.
Our new Doatoftleo at this Dlace will
known as Folaom postofficc, W. T. Bhannon
The Sabbath School reunion at this place
will come off Jnlv 18th. Instead of tho Itb. al
3 o'clock. Schools generally invited to attend,
Joseph West while out hunting last Thurs
day, killed a Diacksnaxe tnat measurea bii ioci
in leugui, ana girineu six incueu in smauesi
Miss Ola Grey gave an entertainment last
uonaay nignt to a numocr 01 ner inonus in
Honor or ber 1 Jin oirwaay. ine evening wa
spent in social amusement ana music
June 2Ctb, 183C.
Joseph McCluro has moved into his nen
Mrs. John Anderson, of Nebraska, was visit
ing at wimam Koaas', part 01 last week.
Mrs. Samuel McClure, who has been quiti
sick, is reportea cotter at present writing.
Who took that saw out of the livery stable
tbo other night, t Thomas Banders wants
Dr. L. W. Tristler returned from his tonq
through the West last Tuosday, well plei
witb Ms trip.
We have ten hlshly pleased ox-soWIersl
this place. Don't have to work the roads an
more, they say.
A few of our citizens with their families, art
talking of spending a few days at Rocky fori
in the near future.
Dams Rumor has it that a new livery stabl
will be started in toe near future in. we c
building just vacated ty Mr. uouiura.
Both Sabbath Bchools of this place have 1
celved invitations to aitena ine nauDain so.
celebration at Rattlesnake Falls, July So.
A. W. Bedkey and wife, of Balnsboro, will
IUWUMIKUHVW, W6I. ,J.mUKW. .. IWIM
rett and family last Wednesday and Thursdaj
The family of W. B. Worrell, aoooan
bv A. M. Stubbs. started for MtaneaDoll
Minn., hut Wednesday, whero Mr. Worrell I
fine new tx
mergetlo Bcnooi uoara nave piaoeai
r beu in our scnooinouso ptury.
have also purchased a splendid map of
tor toe use 01 our scnooi.
Mri. Wlnirar and Mrs. Ellis, of Sofia c
oousins of Mrs. B. S. Bonar, paid tba latter
abort visit on tneir way noma irosa huismn
the forenart ot the week. In ooanaav wH
Mrs. Bonar they visited Mr. Newt IViWftate,
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