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MARIETTA DAILY LEADER.
VOL. II. WO. 79.
MARIETTA, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1896.
PRICE ONE CENT.
A QUESTION OF VISION.
Incidents Which Go to Show That Mind
and Not Eyo Sees.
It is no. admitted fact that tho eyo ia
,tlie "organ of Vision," yet thero ia but
llttlo doubt, even in tho minds of opti
cians and physiologists, that tho phe
nomenon of "seeing" is chiefly mental
in other words, that it is tho mind
and not tho eyo that "sees."
How often havo you seen a friend
who, seemingly, was engaged in look
ing intently on somo object on tho ta
Jble, at tho opposite sido of tho room,
)dr at somo picture, who,, on being
aroused from his day dream, would
onfess that ho was "looking at noth
ing in particular." Tho explanation of
.tho fact that ho saw "nothing in par
ticular" is plain enough, if 'properly sot
'forth. It was because his mind was
'busy with, other times and scenes.
Faces, bits of waysldo scenery, and
tho like, were being presented to view
In the panorama, of tho mlnd,'and tho
"mind's eyo1' or mental vision waft
engaged in eagerly scanning pictures
of impressions mada thereon months,
years or scores of years before. Again,
if you wont to know whether your com
panion looked at his watch, with Ills
,braln or his eyes, ask him tho tlmo of
day after ho puts tho timepiece in his
PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES.
Young Man Who Got a Clerkship In An
ticipation of Ills Prodigality.
Hero is a story that ono of tho south
ern members vouches for, according to
'the Washington Post. A young man,
ono of his constituents, applied to him
for a $1,000 clerkship. Tho member
secured the appointment, but tho day
ibeforo the constituent was to be sworn
an he came to his representative in n
troubled state of mind and said:
"Colonel,-1 havo had $123,000 left me
by .an aunt, and, my God! just think
what I havo to go through again."
"Let mo congratulate you," paid tho
"No, don't do that," said tho con
stituent; ."you don't know what you're
'congratulating me on."'
"Yes, I do," said tho member, "for
now you can live without working."
"Colonel," said the distressed young
man, "I may as well tell you. Several
years ago I had $100,000 left me by an
'othor aunt and it took ino nearly a year
'to spend it. After I got through I
had to go to tho hospital for six months
ito get over the effects of my dissipa
tion. The reason I come to sec you
to-day was to ask you to keep that
iplaco for mo until I can spend this
The Latest Spring Styles in .
Men's and .Boys' Clothing,
And at Prices far below anything ever
offered before in this city.
An All-Wool Oassimore Suit in
Steel Gray, Light Gray and Fancy
Mixtures, sewed throughout with
Bilk,tuid trimmed in best possible
Well worth $10.00.
Our Easter Price
In All wool Black and Blue Chev
iots' md Oassimeres. In plain
colors and stylish, Fancy Patterns;
sizes from 12 to 19 years.
Our Easter Price
LATEST STYLES IVltN t
H A w . t
Men's Pants in Gray and Black
Men's Pants in the new Spring
Oassimeres and Scotches, regularly
An elegant assortment of Men(s
Pants, faultless in lit and tailor-ihade, regularly sold for $5.50.
Our Easter Price $-4.00
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We have just received a fresh now line of Eqster JSTecHwear. All
the leading shapes Four in Ilands, Tecks, Club Houso Ties and
Bows in the new Spring ratterns -
The latest and nobbiest stylea in
the Kno.x, JJunmp and, sutler styles.
No irotttya to ihow gqods. Give ub a trial.
Clothierii Hattirs and furnisher! ,
Cor, Front and BaHer sfiff; ,v ' ' OloTP. O. Building,
- ' C3TABI1VTA, OHIO. a
Holland Women Appear on tho Ico with
Wo are accustomed to see women bun
dled up in furs as thoy glidobver tho ice.
To witness a woman's raco in Holland
would glvo us a greater chill than to
meet a ghost at midnight. A foreign
correspondent, in mentioning a contest
on skates, describes it as follows:
"It was snowing slightly, but in
every nyailablo moment between the
races troops of men were told to clear
tho course. At a given signal six wom
en started foi? tho first race. They were
dressed in very short skirts, and transparent-looking
blouses, low necks, with
no sleeves at all. Wo were told they
wero 'from among tho lower peasant
people, and that tho shop classes never
entered the lists at all. The speed thoy
went at was something wonderful, and
especially remorkablo at the corners.
Tor the most part they raced with their
arms behind them, but tho girl who
won tho prize (two pounds sterling)
skated with hers folded in front."
Bare arms and necks in midwinter!
Our physicians think women are court
ing death by wearing low-necked
dresses in ballrooms. What must it
be to wear them as outing costumes?
A HOLY TERROR.
But the Llttlo Dattenburgs Love Her All
Tho ruler of Balmoral castle, accord
ing to the Strand Magazine, Is not tho
'queen, but tho housekeeper, a Mrs.
Musscns, a typical personage of her
class, gowned always in rustling black
silk, laco-trimnicd apron and white cap.
She and the queen are said to bo excel
lent friends, and many a gossip have
they had together when affairs of stato
have been laid aside. ,
Mrs. Mussens also stands high in the
favor of the little Battenbcrgs, who are
sure to seek her out as soon as they
have landed at tho castle, for sho fair
ly idolizes the little ones and keeps
many a treasure in her apartments with
which to regale them.
To the world at largo Mrs. Mussens is
a holy terror. Her word is law, and she
enforces it at the point of tho baypnet
or tho broomstick. It is said that once
tho queen wanted a certain maid to"
whom she had taken a fancy detailed
to tho caro of her own room, but tho
housekeeper remonstrated, telling her
majesty that it was quite out of order
nfad sho really must not spoil the serv
ants by undue notice. Tho iccn was
wlso enough not to insist, and "dear
Mrs. Mussens" won the day.
This selection includes all the
exquisite new patterns in Velvour
(Jassimeres, Kibbed worsteds,
Black, Blue and Fancy Tweeds in
Sack or Frock; lined with best
double warp Serge and Italian
Oloth. Equal to anything hereto
fore seen in the city for $15 00.
Our Easter Price
Boys Fine Suits
Made of Fancy Ohoviots, Gala
shields and hard Twisted, service
able Tweed Cloths.
In Combination Suits:
Coat, two pairs of pants (double
knee and seat) and cap to match.
Our Easter Price
m m m. mw te.
KAN I S FOR SPRING.
Cheviot, well-made, a real $2.00
Our Easter Price $1.35
Patterns, stripes and checks in
sold for $3.75.
Our Easter Price $2.75
Dress Oassimere and Worsted
- catohy styles.
Stiff and Alpine Hats. Wo handle
BD!D TWELVE AND A SOLDIER.
Tho Youngoat Drummer Boy Eog
ularly EnllBtod During tho War.
So Small That IIo Was Carried on tho
Shoulders of a Comrade At Tort Don-
clson Received a Confederate
Probably tho youngest soldier regu
larly enlisted in tho Bcrvlco of tho
United States during tho clVll war was
Charlio Bliss. Ho was just 13 years and
201 days old when ho was enrolled as
drummer in Company G, 40th Illinois
infantry, and ho served more than
threo years, from October 13, 1801, to
January 0, 18GS.
Charlio was a typical western boy,
fearless and quick-witted. The war
fever caught him early, and shortly
after Lincoln's first call for volunteers
ho ran away to join tho Seventh Illi-
"ouuyinq onDnira, em."
nois. Tho men all knew him, and he
was with them three weeks before lie,
was found by his father. Charlie then
was sent out to the farm with the prom
ise that ho should go to war when his
father did. That time came in the lat
ter part of September, when Mr. filiRS
started to enlist a company of which he
was to be an officer. There was serious
objection at homo when Charlie an
nounced his Intention of going1, too.
His mother declared she-would not
give up her boy; the father was em
barrassed by his promise. Finally he
took tho boy with him to camp at
"LET 51E OIVK IT
Springfield, intendlngtosend him home
when tho troops wero ordered to tho"
front. This plan might have worked
well enough had not the 'father been
ordered to St. Louis on special duty.
While he was gone the recruiting oill-1
cer camo along and Charlio was mus
Charlie had told everyone ho was
going, and tho father had never contra
dicted the boy's statement; so his only
fear was that the recruiting officer
would' not pass him on account of his
ago and size. Already thoboyhadmad!
a chum of Irish John McDonald, tho
piper, who afterwards carried him on
his shoulders on many a long and weary
march. As they were ordered out for
inspection an idea came to him. Two
bricks were hunted up, and, on these
Charlio was placed. So lid stood along
side the big Irishman, his drum by his
sido and his head not up to the lifer's
Tho old sergeant who accompanied
tho recruiting ofilcer fcavv tho ruse, and
with a grim smile sold nothing, no
didn't even push the marker on tho
measuring rod down, but sang out
"five feet." Tho recruiting officer no
ticed nothing Until tho ago was given.
Then ho looked up wlti a start and)
asiceu wnat tno Doy was aoingtnere.
"Obeying orders, sir. I'm drummer-
boy for this company."
Tho recruiting officer was not satis
fled.. Ho questioned Cnpt, Moore, who
told him that tho hoy canie from tho
samo neighborhood as the men j that his
father wai to bo on officer in the com
pany and had given his consent to tho
UAB right, then," said the officer, "tho
boy shall go."
Yfhcn Lieut. Bliss returned from St
Louis ho found his boy b soldier in
deed, oiiu listening to the pleadings of
men and oftifcfera, finally" agreed that
the enlistment should stand.
At Cairo tho regiment took boat and
s.teajneUip ttje OWb 16 J?arl Henry. It
took but Halo part in that fight, but
wa in tho' front in tho chase over to
IFoiH-'Donelson. Knshfclis', "overcoats,
ete'rvihtW "that" could "ifhneda their
enWa wer iurg.was'fyvhe men,
and when they reached Fort JJonclson
a haversack, gun and ammunition were
all each man carried. They were In
time to be in th front when tho first
charge on the fort was made, and wero
within 15 feet of the walls when they
Were rolled back by the ''Hangers" and
"Tigers." In this charge Col. Morrison
!vhr tcrlousiy wounded and tho regi
ment nearly cut to pieces. This first
experience of war kept 'Charlie Bliss
busy. He helped his fifcr carry a
stretcher, bore water and bandages to
the wounded and mado himself gen
erally useful. , ?
. Vor three days these western troops
lotight in the most disagreeable weath
er. It was bitter cold, overcoats had
been thrown I'way on tho pursuit and
the boyn had l.otlling to eat except
hatdtack, baifcn nnd coffee. Charlio
Bliss' father got hold of a blanket,
doubled it and pinned it around the
boy's neck as a r.ort of cloak. He was
ho small the ends of the blanket just
clcaicd the miow as he walked. But ho
never mm inured, and was ready for
anything that might turn up.
Company G was on the skirmish lino
on tln second day of the fight. Charlio
determined to sec what the boys wero
doing, and eravled out to them, not
withstanding many a gruff "(jet back
thorc, you ltytle devil." While out with
the skirmishers the report was passed
along that Lieut. Bliss had been killed.
That settled it for Charlie; he wanted
V tight, and, pjeking up a rifle, crawled
over to a wounded sergeant and bor
rowed his ammunition. Out on tho
farm ho' had been taught to shoot, and'
he was a good marksman. He could hit
a squirrel seven 'times out of ten, and
this tklll ho now put to practical use.
He and the sergeant lay beh'ind a log
on the sido of the hill. Peeping over
this and directed by his companion, he
would take aim ns eoolly as if still
sighting at squirrels; and so ho fired
away until his mum unit ion was gone
and the skirmishers called in. Here, to
Charlie's joyful surprise, ho iound his
father unhurt.' The remainder o that
day and the next he wna kept busy in
the rear; but he was read- to march
into tho fort Sunday morning, after the
white flag had been hoisted.
Lying side by side in a tent on the
fclope of tho hill that bitter February
piorning were Gen. Logan and Col. Mor
rison. The flap was closed, and while
they could hear tho steady tramp of
ihrir wi'stcru-bois on the. war to the.
TO THIS LITTI.E BOY."
fort', they could sec nothing. Chaffing
over their enforced quiet, they lay thero
growling at almost everything under
"There go my boys," suddenly ex
claimed Col. Morrison, as the shrill note
of a fife carried the strains of "St Bat
rick's Day" to his ears.
"ilOvv do you UnowY" queried (Jen
"Because I have ono of the few fifers
and drummers that camo from tho
rlvpr," was the reply.
Tho 49th Illinois was drawn up in
front of tho 41th Tennessee. A sol
dier's tears rolled down tho cheeks of
Col. Abernathy, of tho 41th, as he
handed to Lieut. Col. Pease, of the 40th,
his sword. It was a beautifully carved
weapon, which had been presented to
him by tho ladies of Memphis. Col.
Bcase refused to take It, but told tho
confederate officer ho must give up his
"If I must dispose of It let me give it
to this llttlo boy," begged Col. Aber
nathy, as ho placed his hand on Do
drummer's head. Col. Ppaso assented;
and thus Charlio Bliss received the
pJcdgo of surrender from a confederate
colonel In the first great union victory
Ho carried this handsomo six-shooter
duripg tho remainder of tho war, and
thero wo no other drummer boy armed
at) ho was. Tho 40th and 44th break
fastpd together that morning the first
good meal for four days; and after it
was finished the men carried Charlio
Bliss pff and weighed him, blankot,
drum, revolver and all. Ho balanced
the beam at 87 pounds.
nis experiences for tho day had only
begun, Before noon his father was sent
out with a detail of 20 men to bury the
dead of his regiment They lay just
vyhero they fell during tlip three days'
fiffhti The underbrush had caught lire,,
anQ Bomo of tho bodies wero terribly
burned. Tho cold bad frozen tho others'
stlffer thandeath'hadmauothem. But
Charlio went along, These tliree days
had mado him a thorough soldier, nnd
he'went poking around through tho Vlh
'derbrush'iinbfefila'lbia, calling out
vvkafi! tho 'cap ihowed amaabtldnging
A tlA -ifltl) In. tli la moron ha &mi&3
A cream of tartar Baking Powder. HlgheM
oi all In leavening strength Lattv
States Government Food Report.
UOYAI. OAK1NO POWDEH CO., 106 Wall St. N.l
confederate officer whose fekull had
been plowed open by aminnie ball. Ho
called his father and insisted that tho
man was living, because he saw his
wound "smoking." The lieutenant was
taken to the hospital, where he ulti
mately recovered a regovery that Is
imoof the famous cases of the war. Ho
learned in tho hospital that his life had J
been saved by a little drummer boy;
but it was not until years afterward
that he met Charlie Bliss in an Illinois
town and learned who ho was. That
meeting was the beginning of a friend
ship which has lasted over since.
AMBULANCE ON WATFR.
Steam Launch Added to tho London Ilod
Tho managers of the Metropolitan
asylums board, London, have just
passed upon plans for an ambulance
launch for river s-ervice. Her dimen
sions, says the Philadelphia Uecord, ara
as follows: Length between perpen
diculars, 00 feet; breadth, 12 feet 5
inches; depth, four feet; draught of
water when fully equipped, two feet
eight inches. The hull is built of Siemens-Martin
mild fcteel thioughout to
bonid of trade requirements for passen
ger certificate. She is built in five com
partments. In the fore pait of tho ves
sel is n cabin for the accommodation of
the staff nnd for visitors proceeding to
visit patients in the hospital ships in
Long Beach, Dartford, and incapable of
accommodating about 20 persons. In
the after part thero Is a cabin fitted up
as a hospital, with four berths two be
ing fixed and two portable and with all
tho necessary lcquircments for carry
ing four recumbent patients. Both of
these cabins are hented with steam and
aro provided with suitable skylights
and all the necessary fittings for a boat,
of its class.
The machinery is fixed amidships and
is of the triple-opanslon type, with sur
face cotidenHor, und capable of driving
the vessel at a speed of ten knots. A
water-tight trimming tank is built at
tho fore end of the vessel of sufficient
capaoity that when filled with water it
will bring the vessel to an even keel of
two feet eight .inches.
HARDWOOD FOR "bATS.
Ono Concern Consumes Two Million Teet
of Lumber In This War.
The correspondent for tho North
western Lumberman nt Grand Baplds,
Mich., says there is a concern in that
city that probably makes moro bats
than any other in the country. This
year tho output will be 28000, a record
that has not been broken since 1689,
when 310,800 'were turned out The
best bats aro mado of second ground
white ash; ordinary ones of common
white ash, and very ordinary bate
such as the boys play ou't on the com
mons with of mapo nnd basswood.
These latter are run through an auto
matic latho at the rate of 1,400 a day,
while tho league bate aro turned by
hand. A small quantity of "willow"
bate aro made of poplar. Twenty
years ago about half the bats wero
poplar, but the stylo has changed.
Somo of tho crack players will not con
descend to use a stock bat but go to tho
factcny and have bate of tho size and
weight they dcairo made for them. If
wo figure it will be found that this
Grand Baplds factory alono will con
sume about 2,000,000 feet of hard wood
a year in the manufacture of ball bats.
The others ail.told will consume a good
deal moro than that Therefore, when
you see a baseball player with his
fingers knocked askew you can reflect
that the sport of which ho is a victim
calls for several hundred carloads of
hardwood lumber annually.
An expert in gems has lately called
attention to a property in the diamond
which has not hitherto been fully ap
preciated, liobcrt Boylo mentions a
diamond that becamo phosphorescent
simply by tho heat pf the hand, ab
sorbed light on being held near a can
dle, and emitted light on bclpg briskly
rubbed. Observations by Mr. Kunz,
tho gem expert, confirm Boyle's state
ment that diamonds! becomo phosphor
escent In tho dark after exposure to
sunlight or electric jlght by being
rubbed on wood, cloth or metal. This
property is an important one, us it
will help tho nori-expert to distinguish,
between tho tru&dlmorid and other
hard stones, as well as irritations; none
of which ia sall to exhlbl tills i'hd
nomerion. 'Diea In ills Cbsir, t
Fleminobhuko, Ky March 80.
Benny Mills, born in 1700) died hero
Sunday jnornlng While sitting In a
chajr, Ile'was thq oldest citizen pf tho
county nnd was'qulto actlvo'up to tH
,!moof his death. .
Arrival and Departure of Trains,
n. & o. s.w.
Depaiit 0:00 a. m.. 10:40 a. m.. 2:00 rm 4:&K
p. m., 7:00 p.m., 11:25 p.m.
Aniuvx 3:05 a. m., 8:10 a. m 12:25, p. m., 4:8f
p. m., 0:0, p. m., 8:55 p. m.
T. & O. C. EX.
Lkave 2.15 p.m., 0:00,1:00 turn
AiuuvK 2:2o, 7:53 p. m. 7: 5a m
C. &. M.
Leavk 0:25a.m. 2:65 p. a
AimrvK ll:l5 a.m., 7:05 p. m
Lkavi 6:20 a.m., 2:0p.n
Ahhive io:40a.m., 5:55 p. m
, O. It. II. n, (Eastern Time.)
South 10:25, 2:60 a.m.; 7:!0p. m
Noiith n:i5 p.m.; 8:40, 7:28 a. m
aAu AuAaI kfcAbAA d&AA&AJ flkAA&Al AAMA &
1"T lT T WJ1 "i WF"W" "P"
i we are rig
i good people for
you to know!
I when you want I
to buy a new
I We keep the
kind that looks
I well and wears
I well, and at the
prices that will
f meet your ap-
I proval; not only
I all this but will
I Just the same.
SAVED r-ROM AN ANGRY COW.
Lively Clmso of a Montana Man from
While a freight train was lying over,
nt a small mountain station in Montana
the engineer borrowed a shotgun nnd
started for a hunt Ho was about re
turning to his train when a cow made
her appearance. Before he realized
that there was any danger tho nnmiat
mado a rush at him, and ho ran with alt
his might. But tho cow was a better
racer, and'in a few minutes caught hhn.
by tho clothing, splitting his coat front
waist to collar and tossing him intotha
air. Getting to his feet as quickly oa
possiblo he dodged behind a tree, and,
then, to his dismay, found that the gun!
barrel was bent so as to be useless.
The next ten minutes, says tho Bozc
man Avant Courier, were lively ones.
Tho cow chased the engineer round and.
round tho tree, nnd when he got d
chance to hit her with tho gun barrel),
It only scorned to enrage her the more.11
It was only a question of time when het
would succumb to fatigue, when a dti
version occurred which saved his life!
An angry snort was heard and ablgeUe
appeared upon tho eccne, head downj
and prepared for a fight Tho cow was;
so mad by tills time that sho was ready!
for anything, nnd in another moment,
tho two animals dashed at each other
The engineer watched the combat fori
a few minutes, until prudence sug4
gested that -ho should make a retrea-t
while ho could. He regained the train:
in eafcty and never knew tho outcome?
of tho battle, but tho presumption is
that tho elk was the victor.
u Follr. 1
Folly, when 'tis chronlo. Is a tcrrlblo disease.
Hut It must, I am persuaded, bo ijulto devoid
For overjono who has It seems perfectly at
So many are alslcted. and so very few com
A Flno Treat.
Van Waffles M-ra-lss Tone, I
s-s-should llko t-t-to s-s-spcak to you
Miss Tone Bealjy, Mr. Waffles, It
would bo quite' a treat to hear you.
Willlo Glbbs-It's avyifully strango,
but when I go Into th$ watah, I nevatt
can hold my head unijah faw a moment.
Sh(J It would bo very surprisinji Isf
yoii cduld, ihith.. '
li. i H
. 8ad Companions.
Why do 'those1 iwq u6l Mblle At altt
Why taejc tfaey so lb J4jl
One. ivats to teU abjt bMbftUs
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