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VOL. III. MANNING, CLARENDON COUNTY, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 1888. NO,12.
THlE SICK M1AN OF EUROPE.
ALL ETES FASTENED ON GERMA Y'S
FEED LE KASEI.
Talk of a Regecy-Coming Coustitutional
Reforms-lBismarck's Place in the Pres
ence of Royalty.
(London Letter to the New York Time..)
Despite all the official disclaimers and
the vague and misleading reports of
favorable symptoms Kaiser Frederick is
really growing; worse week by week.
Almost the last words a Prussian official
&fiend said to me on Thursday when I
was leaving Berlin were: "Be prepared
for a declaration of a regency any day.
The Kaiser will not much longer be able
to stand the strain of even listening to
State papers and signing his name."
Sure enough, within forty-eight hours
the announcement has come. The im
perial rescript creates a sort of co-regen
cy, enabling Prince William to act with
authority solely on such matters as are
referred to him by his father, but there
is reason to believe that another rescript
is already signed and in readiness for an
emergency, devolving whole and full
powers as regent on Prince William.
It is fair to say that this action is a
more valuable and trustworthy indica
tion of the Kaiser's health than all that
Dr. Mackenzie may whisper to the cor
respondents to the contrary. A new
Emperor who is unable even to receive
the Presidents of the Chambers of the
Prussian Diet when they bring an ad
dress which is the most important that
could possibly be presented is not a
patient with a mere local throat ailment
from which he is recovering. When I
remember that last week he gave an
audience to a mere delegation of the
municipality of Berlin, it is obvious that
his refusal now to see.a delegation from
Parliament gives the lie to tie assertion
that his health is improving. More than
this for the moment it is impossible, to
ssa . probably next week, when, if the
one weather continues, the question of
his removal to Weisbaden or Pottsda a
will be settled, the public may learn
something of the real facts of his condi
Hints about coming constitutional re
forms throughout Germany continue in
the air, but the prophecies are still with
out tangible form. There is a good deal
of disappointment in moderate German
circles of Alsace Lorraine at the tone of
the imperial proclamation to the people
of these provinces. The Elaseer Journal
says, for example: '.'We must openly ad
mit that our people had hoped to find in
the proclamation some allusion to the
development which the Constitution
would easily admit of or to the relaxa
tion which might be made in the present
system of government. This hope is not
fulfilled." Liberal papers in Berlin,
like the National Zeitung, also show
certain signs of modifying their first
.exuberant confidence that great steps to
ward the liberalization of Prussia were
impending. Dr. Friedberg, the imperi
al minister of justice, is said to be hard
at work on a big schedule of names to
be included in the amnesty granted to
political offenders which is expected next
week, but beyond that nothing defnite
Prince Bi march's status under the
new regime continues to be generally
discussed. There is some danger that
people outside of Germany not familiar
with the habits o1 thought and actioD in
grained in the Prussian character will
draw false conclusions from the fact that
there has been an evident desire by the
new Kaiser to honor a lot of people
whom Bisnmarck dislikes. It is difficult
for a foreigner to realize how small, from
the standpoint of Prussian Court dir-'
cipline, Bismarek is as compared with
royalty itself. Americans probably had
in their mind's eye before last week's
funeral a kind of fancy picture of the
old Kaiser in his coffin, with the two
great historic lieutenants, Bismnarck and:
.M~oltke, as. the chief figures on either
side. As a matter of fact, if they had
attended the funeral, their places woul
have been about half a mile behind the
hearse, following in the humble wake of'
every petty descendant of an obscure
German Prince or ether pritieling who
was able to pay his tare to Beriin. When
I saw in the official programme the
places assigned to them 1L said to a Ger-:
man o6iicial: "This seems, from my.
point of view at least, to be an outrage.
I wonder they don't resent it." The
official looked'at me in smiling surprise.
"Oh, by no means," he answered, "they
are too good Prussians not to know ex
actly where they belong in the proces
sion, and would never dream of desirirg
to be somewhere else." The same. gen
tieman told me an interesting at'cduote
of an interview Bismarck had wih
Frederick III. when he went down to
Leipsic on th'e 11th to meet th.e San
Remo train and return with it to Berlin.
The Kaiser showed the Cha cellor a
draft of his famous letter to Bi-'march
for approval before publication .iBis
march read and returned it, suggestmng
the alteration of a single word in the
original. The draft referred to him as
the "much-cherished fellow- worker of
the late Kaiser." Bismarek suggested
the word servant instead of fellow-'
worker. Frederick shook the Chancel
lor's hand warmly and made the altera
tion. I relate this to indicate Bismarck's
conception of his position. Whatever he
may think of the new policy, it would
have to be a very grave and momentous
thing indeed which would induce him to
exriress dissent from the decisions and
instructions of his imnpeial master..
Even then it would be done with the*
uimost caution and deference. As for -
mutiny, that would be simply out of ti
BERLIN, March 27.-It is expects
that the coronation of King Frederit
and Queen Victoria of Prussia will tal
place at Konigsberg in June.
The mass of cartilage just remov<
rom the Emperor's larynx is believea
indicate that nature is making a curati
eflort entirely independent of the phys
cians, which belief is strengthened u
the fact that a similar voluntary expr
sion is unknown to the physicians :
their experience in the treatment
cancerous diseases. The circumstance
also held to furnish incontrovertible .c
dence of the correctness of Dr. Macke:
zie's persistent contention that the di
ease is not cancer.
Empress Victoria, replying to ad
dresses presented to her by seventec
associations of which she is a patrones
says her foremost and most sacred du
will be the care of her suffering husban
She is conscious of the task devolvix
upon her as Queen and Empress, al
will accomplish it to the best of h
ability. At the same time, she is r
minded than she has other social dutie
The moral and intellectual education c
women, the sanitary condition of tl
laboring classes, and the improvement c
the facilities by which wonen may ear
a livelihood will be constantly befo:
her. The noblest vocation of a princes
she says, is an untiring activity in tl
work of ameliorating the suffering
the poorer classes. Owing to the dif
culty of her task she is doubtful wheth
she will succeed as well as her heart d
WAGES WORSE THAN SL AVEl.
English Workwomen Who Might Envy ti
Black Slaves of the Soud:u.
(London saturLay leview )
The English drudge rises early at
goes to bed late, woiking eight or twxelc
hours a day, either in her miserable ga
ret or in a huge manufacturing liv
Pinched fith hunger and cold, worn o1
with labor, exposed to temptation at
degradation, her joyless life stretchl
behind her and before her, with r
pleasures to look back upon, no hope t
look forward to. The wages she earn;
those wages which proudly separate he
from the slave, are barely sufficient i
keep body and soul together, till at la:
the body gives way or the soul revolt
Then comes the inevitable end, and
verdict of "Death from starvation" <
"Found drowned" closes the scene.
The Soudani girl is taken from li
parental hut of sticks and mnud and sol
to a respectable family or perhaps a ver
rich one. In the first case, she wi
probably be alone; in the second, sb
will find others like herself. She repr
sents so much capital invested, and :
looked after with equivalent care. SI
is a servant whose wages have been pai
twenty years in advance. It is true the
have not been paid to her, but that is a
the better for the girl. She is we
housed and well fed, and wvans fc
nothing. She. is immediately provide
with decent clothes and set to hous<
work. She has charge of the fami)
washing and cleaning, and of the kitei
en, and generally fultills these dutit
much better than a native paid servat
would do. She is under no special r,
straint, accompanies her mistress sho
ping or does the marketing herself, an
gossips her till with the neighbors as si
hangs out the linen on the house top o
sweeps the front door, step.
Her work is by no means hard, an
after the fashion of Egypt, where ever
man is a brother and every woman
sister, she is looked upon by the fanmil
quite as one of themselves. Speakin
from personal observation, we maiy aflir,
that the black women are almost ii
variably treated with the utmost king
ness and indulgence, and are ofte
s oiled like children by the too gre
good nature cf their masters or i
tresses. They constitute a very merr3
happy portion of the population, and
is seldom one can find a black girl witl
out an infectious broad grin on her po:
ished face. If she chooses to marry, a
she often does, with her owner's e"'
sent, she receives a dower, and goes fort
a "free" woman in the letter, thoug
oten, as she linds to her cos-, a greate
bond slave in the spirit than in the day
of her servitude.
We are prepared to Sdl Pianos an
Organs of the best make at factor
prices for Cash or easy Instalmert:
Pianos from 3210 up; Organs from S2
up. The verdict of the people is tha
they can save the frcight and twenty-fi
per cent. by buying of us. Instrument
delivered to any depot on fiitheen day:
trial. We pay freight both ways if n.
satisfactory. Order and test. in vou
own homes. Rtespecifully,
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e TiE CRtEL) OF DESAI.
A Play Showing the Great Growth of
(From the r:ttshur:: Di'tatch.)
e Nina Van Zandt is going on the stage,
and is to devote her life to telling the
d story of her lover's fate. Four persons
0 beside Miss' Nina know of this plan.
One of them is an Anarchist leader and
y another a newspaper man. The news
1- Ipaer man is writing her play. He is a
n (ierman, imaginative, enthusiastic and
f re-haded. ?or two months the pro
is ject has been working, and the play is
i- nearly finished, only lacking the polish
i- which the friction wheel of intelligent
s- work alone can give. Miss Tan Zandt
is an enthusiast in the project. There
- is no question that the young woman
'U possesses considerablae talent. She is
stately, cuitivated, polished, self-pos
sesseI. More than this, she is beautiful.
1. Not pretty, not piquantly winning, she
1 is statues uelv beautiful. Her features
d are finely moulded. Their cast is noble.
r Her beauty is chaste and pure. Her
neck is queerly; she wears her beauty
n haughtily. Her form is worthy of her
>f face. Not tall, her fine proportions and
ie erfect symmetry. combined with a cer
> tain freedom and msjesty of movement,
n make her presence striking, noble and
C always full of grace.
3But this is n>t all, or rather this is
enothing, when compared with the power
If she possesses. Whatever may have been
t" the ridiculous oositions in which she has
r placed hers-li by her relations with
August Spies, ridicule has never cracked
his wi p of wit at her no: laughed at her
his covert sneer. She has ennobled the
situations in which she has been placed,
and her tragic strength of mind has
e given dignity to what in another would
have been silliness. She has in addition
to all this a low, sweet and strong voice.
d Miss Van Zandt can be an actress, prob
ably a great, surely a drawing one.
But after all "the play's the thing."
Even a peor actor an do something
with a good play, and without it the
a I best can do but poorly. Miss Van
s Zandt's play is a good one or a had one,
o as diitr'rent people may view it, but it is
o at least a strong one. Briefly, the plot
of the play is this:
r A young, intelligent workman, at
o peace with all the world, loved by his
:t beautifdl wife, happy in his home,
though interested in the welfare of his
a class, takes little note of the supposed
r oppression of money, nor of the grow
ing spirit of communism that pours its
r wild arguments in his ears. One day,
d however, he hears several capitalists, one
y of whom is his employer, discussing a
i plan to increase their profits and feed
e their greed by forming a combination
with the deliberate purpose of forcing
s their employees out, reducing their
e wages to the lowest point, and by the
d aid of hunger compelling their submis
y sion. The man comes home burning
tI with indignation. His wife soothes him
'i with love and words of hope and faith.
r I L times come. Events-crowd each
d other. Wages are reduced. Most of
the m en strike. The rest are locked out.
V The man's thoughts turn to those doc
- trines he formerly despised, but still his
wife keeps him true. .victions follow.
tThe young workman and his beautiful
young wife are turned into the street and
their tfurnituro seized. They are not
able to Jay the rent. Enraged by the
e sulleriags of his wife, the young man
r j adopts Anarchism-the creed of despair.
He joins his feliow-workmen. He be
d comes their leader. He says: "We will
y go to our masters and ask them to treat
a th us as men. If they refuse, we will
y trv something else." Their employers
grefuse to arbitrate with them. Their
a cold answ~er was: "Return to your tasks.
X e will pay you what we choose." Then
thi'e yong ieader says: "Th ey have de
2 stroyed our means; of -xstence-our
tlabor-. Let us destoy' theirs-their
,A raid is made on a factory. It is met
t by the police. 'They ire into the crowd.
-?he leade~r falls. Then a fearful cry is
. heard, the beautiful young wife rushes
sto the spot and throws herself on her
- n'usband'sa corpse. She 1s rudely dis
Ii turbedt by the police. She ~rises, and
a wha her hands upraised to heaven prayrss
r for venggeance. Sh~e applies to the au
torties to have theO police~ who (lid -the
shot.ng punished. .It is in vain; the
nolice are the authiorities Ten for re
-enige' she is driven into A.narchim.
She organi""s an ince'ndiary band. They
apply thle tor ch. 1'earful destruction
ensues LTe rolice are on their track.
-A traitc.r revea.s the'ir plans and the
leaers Thei conspirators are arrestcdL
t while plaiming furthe ruin.
e T'he woiman is arraig.ned. Calmly she
s admits her ga'ijt; bitterly she accuses
the moneed~ couspirators who caused
the wrong, triump'hantly she asserts her
r vctory in revenge. Witha terrible scorn1
she d .uonnes their bravery in hunting4
down~ a womau. She dties thmem.
Swftly a'natching a vial of poison eon
ecaled in her hair, she dr:is it, and
e fals corpse at the atl'righted feet of
a justice. Tis woman is Nina Van Zandt.
Thfe charascter is weil suited to her. She
- cn well portray the cahun strength of
wifl love an..i thle tierc: torrent of pas
~There is place fo'r '.*veral lne clma.tes.
The evietion sec.:, the killing of the
husban~d, the. we.ira meeting of the con
- praos the. .'win'. death iu the court,1
- ai furnish gand and. striking tabicaux.
The emo! ton rang' erm <iiet love to
ittusest iiate direst Vt va:iige, and, in
)the closing~t teeicu ehaiate in a stm
- o raionendngin despair, uit preinide
t'o. deat. . Iarge parti of ti:e lines are
writt'u, especia'ly th'ose that fall to that
par io tir heroine, and to the con
'-ruct~ion of thes Mis.Ls Van Zandt has
ve much personal attention. A fair I
smph. of tnem are hei words when torn
from the police. She turns on them
Wolves. would yon rend his flesh?
Ease, murderous slaves! oh, my dead love!
Foul fienls, gaze on your work! Dead! Dead?
May that sweet L1,ood its Incense send
To hcav'n, and call down the wrath of God
On your accursed heals. May tire
Burn your homes, want. pinch your limbs,
Hunger :naw your hearts until he gluts
Hiim with your deaths. Gold-bought cut.
My vengeance will pursue you still. Drive
Coura;c from your veins and put fear there.
(urses upon you! ltcl's torments seize!
l:eyenge! Rleveng"! lievenge!
The last act is not completed, but
promises to be a strong one both in ac
tion and language. The play will be
finished in a short time, and will be put
^l tLe- sin.g in September. Meanwhile
Miss Van Zandt will work assiduously
in preparing for the presentation.
Mrs; Van Zandt, Nina's mother, when
asked about her daughter'splan of going
on the stage, said: "Who told you she
was going on the stage? I do not favor
it, and it is entirely Nina's plan." She
said she could not talk about it, as
nothing had yet been definitely settled.
She tacitly admitted the fact, but re
fused to enter into details. "Nina," she
said, "has not yet completed her plans."
The beautiful Miss Nina heraif, when
asked to tell the public about her plans,
replied: "I am not ready to talk to the
public yet, for when I go upon the
stage, if ever I do, I fear they will think
I talk too much."
ELEPHANT'S FOOT IN AFRICA.
!l Dish Which Knocks Gut Anything at
Speaking of elephant's foot takes us
naturally to the Kaflirs, where this dish
is the crowning triumph of their bill of
fare. Night is the time generally se
lected by the Kaiflr for the enjoyment of
this prime luxury. Other portions of
the elephant are eaten with great gusto,
but the feet are esteemed the delicacies
of the feast. A'hole is dug in the ground
and a fire made on the bottom. It is
allowed to burn down to a heap of coals,
which are scraped cut by the cooks.
When this oven has been freed of em
bers, the foot is rolled into it and cover
ed with twigs, and green leaves. After
this the hot embers are replaced and a
roaring fire started over the heap. In
this manner the foot is baked, and when
the fire has burned low the contents of
the oven are lifted cut by several men
and the feast opens. Travelers who
have feasted with the Kaffirs on occa
sions of this kind have paid glowing
compliments to their cookery. The na
tives are said to love elephant foot next
to he marrow taken from the leg bones
of the giraffe or eland, but the prepara
tion of this food does not afford the en
joyment which is associated with the
:ish we have described.
The Kanfirs r.. fc-d of locusts also.
They eat tl-em whole, just as more civil
zed people devour shrimps. They have,
too, a certain fondness for lion's flesh,
about the toughest dish any one can sit
lown to. The late Gordon Cumming,
who was familiar with the secrets of the
Kaffir kitchen, used to say that "a very
good idea of the meat which is usually
>btained in Kaffirlani may be gained by
aking the very worst part of the tough
t possible beef, multiplying the tough
st by ten and substracting the gravy."
COLOR I. THlE CHURCH.
: Northern View of the Ditlicultles In the
Soutih Carolina Diocese.
The New York Tribune, referring to
he color question in the churches, has
his to say in regard to the admission of
,olored clergy to the South Carolina
"At the coming Easter vestry elections
hie question of admitting colored clerical
lelegates to the Converation will be the
yaramlount issue, and it is likely that
restries opposed to this will be generally
-lected. That will mean the continu
mee of theschism, with the Bishop and
nost of the clergy on one side and the
aity on the other. The immediate rc
ult of this will be, as the Bishop says,
acant rectories, closed churches and
uspended and abandoned missions.
"Buat it will bring about at least one
ood result. It will compel the next
ieeral Convention of the Episcopal
hurch, which meets in this city next
rear, fairly and squarely to answer the
luestion whether clergymen and laymen
> that church in good standiog can be
leprived of their constitutional rights,
>ecause of the accident of color, in any of
ts dioceses. That it will answer this
inestion in the negative may be fairly
nferred fromi its history and traditions.
it fails to do so, it will encourage o'h
r denominations to take the same
tand, and there will then be nothing
eft for the colored race but to withdraw
rom the existing churches and organize:
hurches of their own, in wvhich it is to
eC hoped a more comprehensive and
bristain conception of church member
hip will prevaiL"
IDevelopinent of the Salh.
The- 'i Chtanooga 'Trmldesman's reports of
le- inutstrie-s aictually organized andi~
1 td in the~ Southi since Jlanuary 1, 1888.'
uaiiant no :ib!atemenit im its mndustriad
row:h0. TIhe reports -lhow great activity
n1 ct tt-l and woen factLories. Within~
-en formed, andu in mos)t cases5 all the nec-.
essary .-tock hast been su~b cribied. There.
s aso muchl activity in minig operattions,
he toital numtber of miniun and1( quarrying
o!mlpanies formecd in the Soth sinice Jn
try 1, being 1ifty--ix, in wood-wvorking
yraimhes. however, the developmnent has
en gretest t nuber of new plnt
II three moinths beitng eighty-six. Retports
a show that Souttherni umber lands are
nI demIfaud. chiely by lumbermeLn fronm the
Korthlwest. Over- 50,000O acres have beenl
old since January 1. Northiwestern nuanl
uncturers are erecting mills in various
A MILLIONAIRE'S START.
SENATOR STANFORD SENT WEST BY
A CHICAGO MAN.
From a Brielless Lawyer in a Wisconsin
Village to a California Nabob.
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis., March 29.
Forty years ago Senator Leland Stan
ford, the California millionaire, here
laid the foundation of his fortune of
$70,000,000; here it was that Mr. and
Mrs. Stanford spent their honeymoon
and the first three years of their married
life, and here they suffered more and
greater hardships than they experienced
before or since. It was here, too, that
Leland Stanford received the blow
which sent him away in chagrin and
disgust to build for himself and his young
wife a new home in the West-the blow
that was the direct means of changing
his position in life from that of a strug
gling country lawyer to the one he now
Mr. Stanford came to Port Washing
ton intending to make it his permanent
home. In the forties the village was a
lusty rival of Chicago and. Milwaukee
and was enjoying a healthy boom foster
ed by Chicago men whose confidence in
the village at the head of the lake had
been shaken. Stanford was at this time
studying law in Albany. N. Y., where a
missionary sent out H. C. Stone, of
Chicago, found him and induced him to
cast his lot in Wisconsin. His mind
once made up, it did not take the young
lawyer long to get his valuables together,
his baggage consisting of a small hide
bound valise containing half a dozen
pairs of home knit woollen socks, a few
linen collars of the kind that fastened at
the back and four or five cotton hand
kerchiefs as large as small table cloths,
which, with his law books-the latter
forming a small but excellent library,
the gift of a brother-were packed in a
It has been said that when Leland
Stanford came to Port Washington he
walked into the village, his wardrobe on
his back and his valuables tied in a red
cotton handkerchief. There appears to
be no foundation for this story. Gray
haired men who well remember Stan
ford's arrival here, say there is no doubt
that the journey from Albany was made
by rail to the terminus of the Lake
Shore road, which was then in course of
construction, thence by stage to Chicago
and by boat, to this place. There are a
number of early settlers who recall the
young lawyer's arrival, He was a stout
built, dark complexioned young man,
22 or 23 years old, with thick lips and an
impediment in his speech that made him
appear at bad advantage in social gath
erings and tended to make him bashful
Standford secured board at the Pow
ers' House-a two story frame hotel
owned by H. O. Stone, of Chicago, and
managed by the late Judge O'Conner.
He looked the town over, liked the loca
tion and its prospects, and decided to
settle here. A room was rented on the
second floor of a frame store building
and furnished as a law office. The apart
ment was small-8x12-and plainly fur
nished, the furniture consisting of a
rough, unpainted table, three chairs and
a book case. A shingle was hung out
and Leland waited for a client. Whether
or not the-client ever came history does
not relate, but true it is the court records
of Wash county bear no evidence that
Leland Stanford had a case on the calen
dar during the three years he was -a
member of this bar. In fact, business
was so poor that Stanford secured an
appointment as notary public in order to
increase his income by the fees accruing
from the office. To-day there is many
a deed and mortgage on file bearing the
signature: "Leland Stanford, Notary
In the fall of 1848 Stanford returned
to Albany to be married. Charles Miller,
a prominent citizen of West Bend, in
the adjoining county, declares with con
siderable pride that he furnished the
money to pay the expenses of that wed
ing and bridal tour. The fact was,
Leland Stanford had found his hands
full in keeping the wolf from. the door,
and had been unable to save much from
his small income; but he would not dis
appoint his betrothed by asking her to
postpone the wedding, and pluckily took
a friend into his confidence and borrowed
the money to carry him through.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanford did not come
to Port Washington prepared to begin
housekeeping. All their worldly goods
ere contained in one trunk of very
moderate size and they found no difficul
y in getting everything into the one
small room in the Powers' House, occu
ied by them. Their apartment was on
he second floor, directly over the bar
oom and was warmed by a stovepipe]
hat passed through the chamber from
he office. The young couple were very
appy here for several months; they
ere welcomed in society-sucn as there
was, and it is said the lines were drawn
ery closely-attended- the dancing par
ties given in "the section," as the long,
ow hail in the garret of the hotel was
ermed and became a part of the life ofi3
he little village. At last, however, Mr.
tanford became tired of being contiu
aly invited out without being able to
etertain in return and sighed for a
ome of her own. It was decided to
egin housekeeping, and a story anda
alf brick cottage was rented. Purni
ure came from the East-a gift of Mrs.I
Stanford's father, as an envious and gos
siping neighbor once said-and the
oung people moved into their plain but
retty home. The house stood on the
ak of a brook, so close to the water
that one day during a spring freshet the
water rose and carried it out into Lake
Michigan, together with its contents.
For a time Stanford seemed to prosper
in a small way, but a year after his mar
riage dame fortune's smile turned to a
frown. Business fell off to nothin2, and
the young lawyer's income stopped.
Then Mrs. Stanford thought it advesable
'o return to the home of her parents
until things picked up. A fire came and
swept away Stanford's office, destroying
his library and leaving him with no way
to continue his business. About this
time a political campaign was at hand
and the nomination to the office of
prosecuting attorney for the county was
tendered him. He accepted it and when
the votes were counted found he was
snowed under. Disgusted, disheartened
and poor, Stanford accepted an invita
tion of his brother, who had gone to
California and emigrated to the Pacific
Coast. It is interesting to know that
the man who defsated Stanford and sent
him to Frisco and wealth, is employed
as a copyist in a Milwaukee law office.
Since his departure Mr. Stanford has
not set foot in Port Washington.
Notes About Ball Players.
Johnny Ward of the New Yorks is
stopping in Philadelphia.
Big Chief Roseman is still unsigned.
He is practicing pitching.
Jimmy Fogarty, the Philadelphia's
right fielder, is still in California.
The Sporting Times prints a photo
graph of the New York's mascot.
Pitcher Baldwin of the Detroits and
Manager Watkins have agreed on salary.
Pete Browning and young Chamber
lain have refused to sign with the Louis
It will cost the American Association
$18,00 this year for umpires and prizes.
All the members of the St. Browns are
now hard at work getting themselves in
Jim O'Rourke and Back Ewing are
satisfied to play almost any position on
the team except third base.
The Brooklyn players' new uniforms
will be padded heavily,- so as to enable
them to steal bases without being in
President Young has at last selected
the men who will umpire the games.
They are Lynch, Decker, Daniels and
Al Spaulding, the president of the
Chicago club, is making preparations to
send two base ball teams to Australia
The Brooklyn's spare material are still
unsigned, and it looks as if none of the
association clubs w nt any of the players.
Otterson, the young short stop, who
played with the Brooklyns last season
while Smith was sick, will captain the
Bashong, now of the Brooklyn club,
played with the Worcester team in 1879
for $80 a month. His salary now is over
five times that amount.
Morrill of the Boston club will have
plenty of work to do this season. Be
sides playing first base he will manage
the club, and also captain the nine.
The Athletic club's new players, Glea
son and Welch, have reached Philadel
phia, and reported at the rink where the
rest of the players are practicing.
President Nimick of the Pittsburg
club is beginning to be disliked by his
players. Galvin and Miller are angry at
him because he stated that they were a
Bd Andrews has arrived in Philadel
phia, and was met at the depot by Presi
dent Reach. The latter stated Andrews
had no ill-feeling against the club and
was willing to sign a contract.
The case of Pitcher Clarkson is one
that cannot be arranged in short order.
The Chicago club will hold on to him as
long as there is a ghost of a chance of
retaining him, and will only let him go
after every attempt to hold him has
Another Bad Storm.
CmrcAto, March:26.-Another bad storm
is prevailing in the West. Dispatches from
many points in North-.rn Illinois and Iowa
report the prevalence yesterday of a severe
leet storm. Everything is covered with
ice, and in many places large limbs have
broken from trees under the weight Great
Jamage to wheat and fruit is feared. In
his city and vicinity the sleet which fell
ill of yesterday changed this morning to a
A "dispatch from St. Ignace, Mich., says:
'The first p)assenger train from Marquette
itee Wednesday arrived last night. This
uorning another howling blizzard prevails
tud no trains have gone out. The train
which left here last night is fast in the
m'ow near Allenville and the prospects are
ood for another blockadc of several days."
Dispatches from '$ioux City say that a
lisastrous tlood is threatened there, and
romn Yanktou comes the news that the
dissouri River near there is rising rapidly
d threatens life and property.
"1 GAVE UP TO DIE."
KNOXvITLE, TENN., July 2, 18g7.
I have had catarrh of the head for six
rears. I went to a noted doctor and he
r ated me for it, but could not cure me,
ie said. I was over fifty years old and I
ave up to die. I had a distressing
:ough; my eyes were swollen and I am
:ontident I could not have lived without
Schange. I sent and got one bottle of
tour B. B. B., used it, and felt better.
Chen I got four more, and thank God!
t cured me. Use this any way you may
ish for the good of sufferers.
MRs. MATIzL>A Nicuox~s.
27 Florida Street.
Gentleness makes children endurable,
rmen lovable, and men admirable.