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DAILY etening Bulletin.
VOL. 2 NO. 231. MAYSVILLE, KY., TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1883. PJRICE ONE CENT.
JUDGE BLACK DEAD
The Distinguished Jurist Expires
at His Homei
The Sudden Change for tlio Worne In
I1h Condition IJrlullH ol II Ih Last
IIourM A Pcncel'ul Kuilinif of a
Long nnd Uselul 1.11c .Sketch of
II Ih Career.
YoitiCj Pa., Aug. 20. Judge Jeremiah
Black died at ten minutes past 2 o'clock.
Though not unexpected, his death was
midden and a shock to the community.
On Saturday morning ho seemed somewhat
better, but the improvement was
too slight to justify a hope of recovery.
The unfavorable change begnu about
4 o'clock in the afternoon, and he
gradually grew worse, but remained conscious
almost to the end( and died peacefully.
From the beginning of his illness
Judge Black believed he would never recover,
and was perfectly resigned.
Mrs. Judge Black, Lieutenant
F. Black and wife, Henry A. Black,
Mr. and Mrs. Ilornsby, A. Fanpiher,
and Dr. Meisenhelder were present.
Many telegrams of condolence have been
received. The funeral will take place on
Tuesday at 6 p. m. J lis remains will be
interred at I'rospect Hill Cemetery. Dr.
Powers, of the Christain Church, of
"Washington, will probably officiate at the
Shortly beforo Judge Black died he said
to his wife, "How can I fear to cross the
dark river when my father waits for me
on the other shore?" and added,
'Would I were as comfortable
about all I leave behind unfinished
in this world," and then breathed
the followimg earnest prayer, " 0 Thou
beloved and most merciful heavenly
Father, from whom I had my being and
in whom I have ever' trusted, if it be Thy
will grant that my suffering end, and that
I ppeedilv be called home to Thee, and,
oh, God, bless and comfort thee, mv
The immediate cause of his death was
toxiomia, produced by absorption of retained
urinary constituents prior to the
operation of Thursday. Dr. McKennon,
ot York, who had spent the day with the
patient, noticed the appearance of unfavorable
symptoms about four 4 o'clock.
Dr. Meisenholder, of York, who relieved
Dr. McKennon aboutO o'clock also noticed
the change for the worse, and from that
hour the increasing gravity of his symptoms
indicated u , gradual failure of. all
the vital forces. Judgo Black suffered
greatly during his illness, but his last
momenta were without acute pain and he
passed quietly away, retaining consciousness
until within a few momenta of his
Jeremiah S. Black was born January
10, 1810, in tho Glades, Someiset county,
Pa. At seventeen years of age he entered
the law otliee of Chaunccy Forward, in
Somerset, and was admitted to the courts
in 1830, before he had reached his ma
jority. In 1842 he was appointed Judge
of his Judicial district, and in 1851 was
nominated by the Democrats as Judge o.
the Supreme" Court, and obtained the largest
vote of tho ton candidates nominated
bv the two parties. In 1634 he wis reelected
by a majority of 47;000, though
the Democratic candidate lor Govcrnm
was defeated by 87,000. In 1837 lie wa
appointed by President Buchanan Attorney-General
of the United States, and Inn
since then taken an active part in the public
affairs of the country.
GATEFJEEPEIt OP PARADISE.
A Crunk' Foolish Fancy nn (I it
PaiIiAUKLI'UIA, Aug. 20. John Stiner,
a red-haired man, with pale, thin' cheeks
and wandering eyes, wa put on trial ii
the Quarter Sessions on the charge of having
sent threatening letters through the
mail to W. G. Audenreid testified that
Stiner had formerly been in his employ,
but the man's actions became so singular
that he was compelled to dischargq him.
The letters began to come .immediately
after Stinor's dismissal. Mr. Audenreid
said that ho did not believe that Stinei
was of bound mind and for that reason he
did not desire to prosecute him. He
wished, however, to have tho annoyance
Thero were nine letters in all. In
one of them Stiner said : "I have enlisted
in tho army of the Lord. When I called
on the Lord ho asked mo what position 1
wanted. I said one proportioned to my
strength, and he made mo gatekeeper of
paradise. There I ara now, and no liar or
meak will be admitted into tho glorious
precincts. Beware 1" And here he give
a long list of well-known local politicians
which it would bo libelous to reproduce,
but tho reading of which caused quitm
tcene. Tho court charged that the letters
clearly showed that tho defendant's mini
was not in a normal condition. Tho jur
returned a verdict of " Not guilty, on tin
ground of insanity." Stiner will bo nem
to tho Asylnni for tho Insane at
NOBLES' VIEW OP IT.
Ills Opinion of Why He Fallot! to Kill
Atlantic IIiohlaniw, N. J., Aug. 20.
Tho Rev. John C. Nobles, who omo time
ago gave notice of his intention to commit
suicide, and was found by his friends on a
North River dock with a stone attached to
a string around his neck, has published
the following card in a Red Bank paper:
"To tho public: Saved by a moicifiil
Providcnco, after weeks of mental tortur
from' a mind overwrought with its miseries
that for a brief period I did u t
know myself, I now humbly bless with
gratitude tho Protector for his mery.
Strengthened by a loving wifo, encouraged
by faithful friends and with a determination
to do right in everything, I ask an 1
6hall endeavor to gain by fully meriting it
the full confidence of the community in
which I reside."
WAS IT A SUICIDE P
A Wealthy Young Man IiOic Ills
Life In Twin Lake.
8Ai.isnunY, Aug. 20. No trace of tho
body of Thomas J. Owens, jry, the
wealthy young New Yorker, who was
drowned in Twin Lakes, Canada, has as
yet been found. Recent developments in
the caso leave no doubt in the minds of
his friends that ho committed suicide and
was not pushed overboard by the unfortunate
negro who is now under arrest
charged with being the cause of his death.
About eighteen months ago tho dead men
became a partner in the well known shipping
house of Thomas J. Owens & Co. in
South street, New York. His father, at
his death, left his son over $200,000. Tho
young man was a favorite wherever
ho was known, but, unfortunatly, ho became
dissipated and was soon a mere
shadow of his former self. For several
months tho young man tried in every way
to build up his broken constitution. A
few weeks ago he came to Salisbury, after
having made a tour through the South
lasting several months. Here ho decided
to spend a short time camping out but
did not seem to enjoy himself. Oji Tuesday
evening last he started to cross the lake
with his negro attendant, when suddenly
he stood up in the boat nnd pitched Jjinto
the water head first. It is thought that
the voting man, brooding over his uncontrollable
appetite for strong drink, took
this way to end his misery. It is believed
that when his body is recovered tho valuable
jewelry he had with bim, and which
the negro is accused of having stolen, will
be found upon it. The colored man is
greatly excited over tho charge against
him, and loudly protests his innocence.
The disaster has effectually checked the
jollity of tho merry party of New Yorkers
with whom the young man was identified.
JAILED AT LAST.
Th Tnnken Denuorudo Finally Shot
PiTTSFiELP, Mas'., Aug. 20. Martin
Casey, the outlaw, who was riddled with
shot and then captured by State Officer
Kellogg, has been brought to the jail hero.
On his arrival he complained of much
pain in his right shoulder and left lung.
Tho shot still remaining in him will be
extracted in a day or two, as soon as ho
shall becoino 6omewhat stronger. He
said that ho had made up his mind never
to be taken alive and that ii he had known
of the plan to capture him "things would
have been very different." Casey, until
his arrest, was thu leader of a band of
outlaws who operated on the
border line of this Stato and
Massachusetts He owed his immunity
from arre t hitherto to the fact that he
kept passing over from one State into the
o her. hi jail Casey seemed subdued and
said that he would behave himself hereafter.
He added that this was the second
time that he was ever arrested. Tho first
time was twelve years ago, when ho had
some difficulty with tho Rathburns in
Stephentown. He met them in a barroom.
Thev were shaking dice. The
Rath'jurnt shook "20" and Casey "21."
They accused him of cheating and a quarrel
lollowvd. They lay in wait for him
as he was going home and assaulted him
with stones and knocked him down. Ih
drew a revolver and shot both of them,
Lut did not kill them. Ho served live
years in Clinton prison for that offense.
HALF-BREED AND LUNATIC.
A Curiously H.ifcri 'ouplo -Suit to
Annul the .HurrliiKo.
Nkw Yoiik, Aug. 20. Suit has beei
begun in the .Supreme Court, Kiligs
county, by Catherine Hall and Harriet S.
Armstrong, as committeo of Andrew S.
Hall, who was declared a lunatic in 1878
to annul the marriage of the latter to Man
J. Wood. Tho committee are the inothoz
and sister of Andrew, who is
years oftige, and son of the lata Asa Ifall,
of this city. He inherited several thousand
dollars from his father's estate and
married a young lady who boro him two
children. His eccentricities, however
necessitated his mother and sister takinjj
proceed ings in lunacy against him, aim
he was lor two years in the Flathiisl
Asylum. His first wifo died two yea i
ago, and then Mrs. Hall took care of he
grandchildren nnd looked after the business
of his estate. On leaving the asylum
Andrew went to live with his motliei"
Recently, it is alleged, he made the ne
cpiaintance of Mary J. Wood, a woint
of thirty-five years of age, who claim,
be an Indian and who lived i
a low, mixed community of whites ai
blncks at East New York. The niarria
ceremony was per'irmed by the Rev. Ji.
Hunter, u colore I mliimicr, on June 1
anil Hall then went to live with his wi
in Sumter street. fTtn Ing been adjudge
a lunatic, he has no Ical standing ..
A CONVICT'S LUCK.
How Uo Worked aNtraugor for Noun
Pjui.Aitnja'iiiA, Aug. 20. About a wee-ago
Assistant District Attorney Kinse,
sent a largo armchair that had been occi'
pied by Governor Patthion, when Comp
trailer, to the penitentiary to be recalled
It was returned. Mr. Kinney sat down ii.
it to read a newspaper. "While thus idl,
swinging his hand to rand fro his linker-touched
a slip of paper that had b en
fastened to tho arm of tho chair and was
almost imperceptible. He detached tin
slip, and opening it out saw that it was a
i.iiiagc from tho convict who had nmdi
iho repairing. Tho prisoner's name and
tlu number of his cell wero given and
the communication continued: "I got
three years from Williamsport. Go
tw months to do yet. Will get
out May 20, 1885. Done this chair and
madn a good job of it. This ought to be
worth soma tobacco to whoever it belongs.
Qoodby, old man, times rolling on. Don't
forgot, whoever gets this note."
Mr. KinBoy purchased five pounds ol
chewing tobacco, of the best quality, put
it in a pretty box and sent it to tho
with hfa compliments.
A S0ERY MARRIAGE
Plight of a White Girl From Her
The Hfntory of a Nnd
Infatuation of n Ilcnutlfiil
of I he Wretched Wife to
Knenpe. From Her Thraldom The
final Jf lljfht uud IMirMitit.
E.V8TON, Pa., Aug. 20. About six years
ago Howard Prime, a negro, and Annie
Wagner, a white girl, ran away and were
married and since then have been living
hero. Two weeks ago a sister of Mrs.
Prime and her husband came to town to
visit their friends. On the 10th inst. they
made an attempt to get Mrs. Prime away
from her husband and have her accompany
them to their home, where she
would be well cared for. The husband
heard of the affiiir and declared that if an
attempt was made to 'abduct his wife he
j would cut her throat before she left the
J Mr.s. Prime packed her trunk and was
preparing to leave, but her husband was
on the alert and refused to allow her to
go. Seeing that the husbund was determined
that a separation should not
take place, Mrs. Prime's relatives late the
same day abandoned their projects. After
supper that evening Mrs. Prime, in
her evening uttire, left the house to go to
a store, she said, to purchaoo groceries.
Instead of going there she called at a
house at which her sifter and brother-in-law
were stopping, put on a traveling
dress jind left with her friends that evening
for Riegelsville. Bufore midnight
Prune learned of the whoreabouts of his
wife, and early the nxt morning started
in pursuit. Tho parties met in Riegelsville
and Prime agreed to part with his
"dearly beloved." All then came to
I'hillipsburg together for the purpose
of taking a train to New York.
After they arrived at the depot Prime
changed his mind, and by threatening
to kill his wife's sister's husband got possession
of her and forced her to return to
' their home. Prime and his wife again
lived together, when Mm. Prime again lef.
the house, took the 9 o'clock train tor Nov
York, ami left for tho home of her brothel
in-law, which is in the West. At one
time I'rimu gave his wife such a severe
thrashing that her faco was discolored fo
several days. Notwithstanding that abui
and the fact that she supported him b,
washing for several families, Mrs. Prime
continued to live with her husband until
inducements were held out for her to
leave him. Prime was on the streeu
searching for his wife, and up to 9 o'clock
had not learned of the direction that she
THE "DIVINING ROD."
A Stock Company Formed to Ik
velop Km Mauler Jen.
Ci.kvki.ani), O., Aug. 20. "Professor"
Charles Latimer, a gentleman who is distinguished
by his abilities us a mathematician
and by the eccentric views he entertains
concerning tho pyramids ol
Kgypt and other things that most
people know nothing about and that are ot
no particular eonsKpience, now figures in
connection with a stuck company bavin j
for its object the development of the hid
den powets of the "divining roil." M
Latimer thinks that if a stick is held
right it will twist around in tile
hands when there is an
minerals concealed in the earth. C ii-corning
these miraculous pieces of wood
the Professor says :
" The mode of using the rod is very
simple. You take the ends of the fork's
and grasp them tightly in either hand,
allowing the portion where the' forks join
to point upwards, bending both forks
slightlv and holding the hands out straight
from tfie body. Wfieu one walks over a
mineral substance in the ground the electricity
ascends through the body into the
hands and rods and draws the central or
conflicting portions of the rod downward.
When this occurs minerals exist beneath
the spot where you stand. If the rod
begins to move as the persou walks along
take particular notice of tho spot where
you stand when the movement begins.
'When the rod turns completely over
nieasuro tho distance from where it first
beg tn to move to the bpot where it indicates
minerals. This instance will give
you the utpth at which the mineral can be
found. When ono stands directly over
tho spot whero a mineral is concealed beneath
the rod will revolve in the hands ;
count the revolutions and you will have
tho number of feet the substance is in
"I have made one very practical test
with tho divining rod which can not be
disputed. I discovered something over a
year ago a valuable coal mine by tho aid
of the rod and the rod only. It is opposite
the county fair grounds at Youngs-town,
Mahontng county, and is known as
the Witch Hazel Mine. Tho mine last
year turned out about 30,000 tons of fine
coal, and is now in successful operation
with a vein five feet in thickness.
"These Philadelphia parties mean business,
if they are willing to raako a thorough
investigation of the subject.
I would bring together all of tho
parties of value to tho science
whom know, combining their knowledge
and talent and BOttlo
ver tho value of the whole subject."
Latimer has numerous divining-l
Is. Most of them aro of oak, some of
Ii....el. The rod consists of tho forked
hr.i'ich of a very young tree, with two
fui kh, each about a foot or, perhaps, a
trnie moro in longth and about half or
of an Inch in circumference.
The company, he says, is composed
of Philadelphia gentlemen and have already
subscribed lp50 for the purpose of
teting the value of the "rod," or, as ho
calls it, of "magnetic geology." Tho
scheme, it should bo explained, does not
involve tho Philadelphia ccntlemen
NEW YORK'S CLAIM.
An Old Time Demand on the Treasury
Innd It ClianccB.
Wasiiikoto.v, Aug. 20. Comptroller
Lawrence is engaged in a search through
the records of the Treasury to see if the
Stato of New York has ever had her share
of the proceeds of tho sale of public lands
under the acta of 1841. This act provided
that the proceeds of the sales of public
lands should bo divided pro rata among
the States for fcIiooI purposes. This wa.'
done for a yea or two, when, the Mexican
war coining on, tho demands on the Treasury
increased and Congress suspended the
operations of tho net. Since that timo it
has never been resumed. All States except
New York and Tennessee applied for anil
received their share of tho money during
tho time the law was in operation.
New York applied for her share.
Thero is one question which seems likelv
to seriously aflect tho title of the Stato to
the money. An act was passed in June,
1878, requiring those Statcsstill having
claims of this nature to present them
within five years. Tho claim of New York
was presented in July, 1883, a few davs
after the time fixed by Congress had ex-
llired. Illdinntinim .,..
nnv nn lm
extremely favorablo to the Stato getting
the sum without a special act of Congress.
Tho amount of claim is about ten thousand
PLAYING THE MANIAC.
Melancholy EfTortu or n Thief to Com
tho Inuanlty Dodge.
New York, Aug. 20. B. A. Williams
of No. 338 East Sixty-eighth Btreet, appeared
in the Yorkviilo
Police Court as a
complainant against Adolph Kuntz, win
said that he resided in Orchard street
Tho charge against tho prisoner was thai
he stole from complainant's buggy a valu
able buffalo robe. Kuntz, when arrested
by Policeman Pieiflcr, of tho Twenty-eighth
precinct, feigned insanity and
showed an especial abhorrenco ol' am
words addressed to him in the English
language. When ho was brought befun.
Justice Kilbreth ho niado violent
keep his head covered, and was only induced
to release his hold of his hat bv tin-threats
of Roundsman Muldoon. Finding
himself thus foiled in this direction tlit
prisoner amused himself by dancing
grotesquely and grimacing in an ape-like
lashion at the officials of the court. Notwithstanding
his antics Jucticc Kilbreth
,. held him in $o00 bnil.
OUT OE THE PACK.
A Wliiilln;; Vessel Z.ochcd iu the Ic
For Scculeen Mouths.
St. Johns, N. R. Aug. It). The whaling
schooner Lra, of New London, arrived in
the Ray of St. John. She is from Hiiikmi
Ray, and her voyage extends over
twenty-three months. Captain Clisby, hei
commander, reports having on board 3(10
ou aim quintals of
iiuue. j.ne r.ra nau ueen locKeil in pack
ice for seventeen months and only escaped
u fortnight ago from her winter quarters.
Ono hundred and fifty miles east of
Cape Chudleigh, Labrador, the ice
was passed. Captain Clisbv thinks
that the past Arctic year has
been tke most seveio within the'iiieiuorv of
any person now living, and believes that
the Greely relief ships will have great
difficulty in ascending to a higher latitude
than Cape York. This opinion entirely
coincides with that of Captain Jack-man,
of the steamship Eagle iccently returned
A lNirtial Settlement of tho Ht. I.ouU
St. Louis, Aug. 20. Prosecuting Attorney
Claiborne, who has charge of the
cat.es against defendants in the Downing
law cases, has upset the defense of the
who based their immunity
from its provisions on the strength of a
law of 1857, which enacted that the corporate
authorities of St. Louis "shall
have tho power, whenever a majority of
the legal voters" authorize them, to permit
tho opening upon all days of the
week of establisments for the sale of refreshments
of any kind, distillod liquors
excepted. He has found that a majority
of the legal voters did not sustain tho law
when submitted to them at an eleotiou,
and that it was consequently rejected a t
AN IMPORTANT EVENT.
Sir. Kulltvau Declines to MnUe IIIui
R09TON,Aug. 20. John L. Sullivan,
tho champion pugilist, has struck sporting
society dumb with amazement by "swearing
ofP' for ono year. He had, as the
fatory goes, promised his wife and mother
not to drink before or behind his bar in
Washington street, and upon that promito
ho signed tho pledge. When questioned
about the report he said it was true and
ho was glad of it. No one, ho said, not
even tho Marquis of Queensbcrry himself,
would ever bo able to persuade linn to take
a drink of intoxicating liquor.
Droirned In nn
Ciiattanoooa, Tknn., Aug. 20. At the
Bartow Iron Works, near Cartersville,Ga.,
two young daughters of Rev. G. W. Wilson
went into an ore-pit well filled with
water to bathe. The girls wero splashing
around and finally jumped from a
into ten foot of water aim wore
A Rapid You uk Man. ,
Kr.YroitT. N. J., Aug. 20. William T.
Grandy, a dissoluto young man, not long
ago married Mary Hayes, of Oak Shades,
and lived with her just five days. On
Wednesday morning whilo on a spree he
attempted to steal a ride on board of a
Central New Jersey train, but slipped and
fell and was cut in two. Ho was twenty-eight
years old and had two other wives. He
has just served a term in State prison for
Who Are Still Fooling With tho Ma
Suspension Buidge, Aug. 20. Captain
Julius D. Rhodes, the diver, since Thura
day has been studying the current of tho
Niagara from different points. Captain
Rhodes' wife, a slender little woman with
a pale face and delicate hands, is very
anxious that tho police authorities shall
prevent her husband from entering tho
rapids. Magistrate Hill, of Clifton, says
that Rhodes will not bo permitted to
enter the water from the Canadian
shore, and Chief of l'olico Canfield,
on the American side, will arrest Rhodes
as a lunatic if he gets the chance.
Officer Jacob Pfcister, of Suspension
Bridge, will assis Rhodes in putting on
his armor if help is needed. Such a fool,
they say, ought to be permitted to go into
the nip ids if he wants to.
A new Maid of the Mist will be launched
on the American side of Niagara river
at this place bef jro thu lirat week in September.
On September ti the steamboat,
with colors flying, will run through tho
rapids to Lewiston, and work on tho boat
has begun at the water's edge, a few rods
above tho railway bridge.
ANOTHER DOUBLE CRIME.
A Youiijr Clncliiiiiillttu Kill Ills
Cincinnati, Aug. 20. Still another baa
been added to the long list of crimes of
bloodshed that have of late so often shocked
the community. Josie Stupp, a young
gill, 20 years of age and a icsidentof a
disreputable house on Georgo street, was
shot and instantly killed by her lover,
Bert C. Schieble. Schieble immediately
afterwards shot himself, and when the
tho room door in tho morning
the remains of both were found stiff
in death. Stupp and Schieble' were
both from Dayton, Ohio, and
prior to committing the deed Schieblo
wrote to the -Coroner of this county requesting
him to forward the two bodies to
that city. There is no doubt that tho
double crime was as deliberately planned
as it was deliberately carried out.
had lost his position through
laritics brought on by his relations with
the girl, and was likewise despondent and
jealous becauso he fancied her affection
toward him was cooling.
Probability of a Lockout or Htrlk
PiTTSiiciio, Pa., Aug. 20. From tho
present indications a lockout or strike of
both and hollow-ware blowers
will take place next month. Work iu
at present suspended in all the factories
for the summer, hut resumption should
take place early in September.
The manufacturers, howcv( r, insist upon
a reduction of wages, in some instances as
high as twenty-five percent, and the workmen
nsert that they will strike rather
than submit to anv reduction.
Tho glass workers here are seceding
from the Knights of Labor and joining
the American Flint (Mass Workeis' Association.
The chimney nhuss blowers and
pressors have already Receded, and the
ga herons, whouuet next Sunday, say they
will withdraw and enter tho new
A .DISTINGUISHED HONOR.
Lord CoInrldKcN liourgaurc Kvcuiuted
trom Custom Inspection.
New YoitK, Aug. 20. Collector Robertson
has received a letter from the Secre-
tary of the Treasury authorising him to
order the inspectors to pass the baggage of
Lord Chief Justice Coleridge and his
friends without examination. Lord
is expected to arrive here from England.
The compliment of permitting
him to escape tho annoyance of the customs
inspectors is a distinguished one.
This privilege is very rarely accorded by
tho Treasury Department, and can bo
given only by the personal order of the
Secretary himself. Tho Collector said
that Lord Coleridge is tho first traveler
upon whom this honor has been bestowed
during his term of office.
Preferred IVeath to Poverty.
New York, Aug. 20. As the half-past
8 train on tho Flushing and North Shore
Railroad from Hunter's Point for Flushing
was leaving the depot at Corona an
unknown man, respectably dressed, and
who was a passenger on tho train, walked
to the end of the station platform and deliberately
threw himself in front of tho
engine. He was instantly killed, his body
being mangled in a terrible manner. In
his coat pocket was found a letter, in
which he bids his wife and two children
good by, saying thai ho can not rctupii
homo on account of poverty; that he was a
baker and fifty years of age. No name
or address was on the letter or envelope.
The Northern Pacific Opening.
New Yoiuc, Aug. 20. So numerous are
tho gueBta invited to bo present at the
opening ceremonies of tho Narthern Pacific
railroad that two special trains have
been provided to convey them over the
Chicago & Northwestern road between
Chicago & St. Paul. Tho first train, containing
tho German guests, will leave Chicago
August 31, at 7 p. m., and tho second,
carrying tho American guests, will
leave the following morning. President
Villard will personally act as host to the
Lord AyloMford'a Texan
. St. Louis. Aug. 20. Managers of the
Gould Southwestern system announco that
they will entertain as their guest and conduct
over their road Lord Aylesford, who
is to make an examination of tho land,
grant lands of the Texas & Pacific railroad,
with a view to buying an immenso
tsact, on which he intends to organize ths
largest stock establishment in tho country.