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Vol imo IV. , Nximlxsr U-l.
OWEN, PIXLEY A. CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee- Colder,
clearing weather, northerly winds; Lower
Lakes: Cloudy weather and snow, northerly
winds, lower temperature, higher barometer.
Wc sympathize with the cold-lingered
humanity of Springfield by furnishing
jjood looking and serwcable coloring
Tor the hands at dccidedlj inexpensive
If In these times of depression its ob
ligatory with some (and perhaps many)
lo economize in making Iarsc pur
chases, is it not then quite necessary to
curtail upon expenditures of smaller
amounts! We think yes, and make
Until further notice, or as long as the
stock lasts, wc 'Mill ask and tnle 20c
per pair for what have now become well
known as the " BUS KEI) MITTENS."
See west window.
A dime buys an article of Ear Mull's
which are or no earthly use whatever,
and arc not to be found among first
class dealers ; they are considered as
"trash" among those acquainted with
I'lic only reliable EAK PROTECTOR
"2ire Greenwood's Patent "Champion,"
Jrttt'wIHi watch steel spring fastening, made
In snch a manner as to be adjustable to
any sized head. The child and its
mother, or the hoy and his father, may
be accommodated by a single pair.
In a day's thinking you would not be
able to bring to mind a more useful lit
tle comforter than these same patent
Ear Muffs. See west window.
In onr mention of Collars, etc., yes
terday, we neglected to speak of Cellu
loid Waterproof Collars and Cuds.
Did it ever occur to yon that yon
might jnst as well as not save now and
then a quarter by purchasing these
articles from first hands .'
We're recently had Rubber Coat and
Umbrella weather, i. e., weather when
one or both of these would be accepta
ble companions to persons not already
provided. Will wc experience the same
again! In the matter of Silk,'Fine Al
paca, Serge, Scotch Gingham, or the
more common grades of Umbrellas it
wonld be well enough at least toTiew
ours before making expenditures In that
In Rubber Garments we handle noth
ing but strictly reliable makes, and onr
way of selling brings them -within
Ton don't all know ir, bnt in the N'cck
Trear division of our furnishing depart,
vent there are chances of saving little
amounts upon every purchase; then too,
yon have go mnch larger variety to se
The Fine Fancy Rows that ordinarily
bring 25c, onr way makes 10c; black,
6c. For a quarter you liav c your choice
In a large deep case choke, jam, packed
fall, and they are not of the grab-hag
quality either. Really fine little dressy
ties may be selected from this case.
The little heat-retaining, cold-excluding,
wool-appearing Overcoats for ages
S to 12 years, are to be found here to
day at $1.50 each, bet no promises for
Look for less Jean Pant signs 'next
week; we've received from our factory
another big box.
We continue the Agenorias at 50c per
OWE PIXLEY & CO.,
Springfield's Only One-Price Clothiers,
25 & 27 West Main Street.
WANTED LADIES AND MISSES TO
crocbtt and make fine laces at home; pleas
ant and profitable; wort sent out of city. West
ern Manufacturing Company, 218 Stale St., Chi
WANTED MJHLS IN SHORTHAND. EVEN
ingclvs first class instruction. Addressor
call on w. 11. Oikson, Glohl-Ukpl-blic office.
17ANlED-LADIEs AND G ENTLE.M EN Tn
II city or country to take light work at their
own homes; 3 to H eaily made; work sent br
ma!!; co canvassing. W have a good demand
tor our work and inrnish steady employment.
Address, with stamp. Crown M'fg Company,
294 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio.
OOD l'AY FOIt AGENTS. SllOTO S2 PEU
month made selling our Grand New History,
ramous and lkxisivc UattUs of the World.
Write to J. G McCurdy A Co., l'hilaielphia. Pa.
FR SALE TWO Ott THKEE HIOII DOUBLE
deV?, with Moo'a; twelve writing table, coun
ter rallinc, Ac. Call at No. 9, Mitchell Block.
FOB. KENT GOOD TWO-STOKY BItICK
house of seven room;, at Lagooda; in good re
pair. Apply at ". Ukaxt's fcos.
FOB RENTOOOD DWELLIN'G. 5 KOOSIS
and baeinent kitchen. Waier op and down
stairs. On fct. Railroad Enquire oi Tbo. Sharp
T OsT LADIES' GOLD TlN. BETWEEN 181
Ij W. Hieh bu and Klnnane'a dry goods store.
Kinder will please leave It at 181 W. High street.
While Schuyler Colfax was Speacer
of the Hono the late John Morrissey
of New York went to him in his room
in the Capitol one day anil deposited
on hi desk a bos of cigars, and which
Mr. Morrisy had no hesitancy in in
forming the recipient cost $500 a box.
After eacli had sampled the supposed
Havanas. Mr. Morrissey inquired of
the Speaker if he knew why he (Mor
rissev) had come to Congress. Mr.
Colfax admitted he did not. "Well,"
said the New-Yorker, "I have a son
rowing up, and after a few years and
he beco'mes of age men will say to him,
'Your father was a prize-lighter.'
"Well, sir," said Morrissey, "I wanted
him to be able to say, 'My father was
a Congressman, was yours?'" Mr.
Colfax then observed that he was not
sure whether Mr. Morrissey had mend
ed his reputation by coming to Con
gress or not-possibly not-
The Rnsian platinum mines in tha
Ural Mountains are said to bo the most
valuable mines in the world.
xne cane wDicn rresiaent .Lincoln
carried on the night of his assassination
is now the property of Colonel W. H.
Harris, of Cleveland, who was with tho
President on that fateful night. Tho
cane has a bent top, a dog's head of
ivory and a narrow gold band, on
which is engraved: "Abraham Lincoln,
Two Thousand Hands Go to Work
Fires, Fights and Failures.
A Cniiaitn Fracnfl.
Loxnov, Out., January 3. Charles Abbri,
of Loudon, Ktst, was attacked by a num.
ber of mulattoes, last night, who
knocked him down and brulually kicked
hini. Constables Nichols, Abbri, Palmer nnd
IJridgenter attempted to arrest the offend
ers, vrlio drew knives and made a desperate
resistance. In a few seconds all the oflicers
were suffering from cuts and stabs.
Bricks and other missiles were
freely used and one or two
persons, who resisted the officers, were struck.
Five wounded men were taken to the hos
pital. Constable Nichols was cut in four
places, and is in a dangerous condition.
Palmer has three cuts. Bridgewater was cut
in the back and neck. The fourth party was
stabbed in tbeback. Chas.Abbri was kicked and
cut about the lace. Wra. Brown, barber, and
Charles W. Taylor arc under arrest. James
and Alfred Henderson, the principals in the
affair, hare so far eluded arrest.
Illgli ORIce Declined Kailroad Matter.
Chicago, January 3. Joseph F. Tucker
has written a letter declining the Vice Presi
dency of the Erie road, offered bim some
time ago. His reasons are personal and are
explained in his letter to President King, of
tha Erie road.
Scalpers are selling tickets to New York,
via the Chicago and Atlantic, for $1 1.50, first
clas; $3 50, second class. Via the Grand
Trunk, the scalpers' figures are $12 for first
class and $9 for second class.
The St. Paul road has not jet decided to
allow the Wisconsin Central entrance into
this city over its line, and in the event of re
fusal, the Wisconsin Central will niake its
shipments east via Detroit and Grand Haven,
which it is expected would result in a war of
The members of the Northeastern Traffic
Association are now in session at Milwaukee
to induce the road to enter.
All About an American Dynamiter.
London, January 3. A passenger on the
train that lett Gower street for King's Cross
Station, a few minutes before the time of the
explosion, says he saw a man who wore an
ulster, with a fur collar and solt wide-awake
bat, enter the compartment next to that
in which he sat. The man carried
a parcel apparently of considerable
weight, wrapped in cloth of American man
ufacture. Shortly after the train left Gower
street, the man let down a window ol the
compartment with n loud slam, got out at
Farringdon street, and walked away. He
TTOa tlian JClUlout-Uu larMtl. .TJM-pnnnga.
thought the stranger had forgotten it, and
looked over the partition between the com
partments and discovered the paicel gone.
Another Scoundrel Found.
CmcAGo, January 3. Michoel Sullivan,
who was clerk of the flection at the Second
precinct of the Eighteenth ward, and who
disappeared shortly after the discovery of the
frauds committed in the precinct, has been
found at Sarnia, Canada. A reporter of th
Daily News, who discovered his whereabouts,
says Sullivan will not relate what he knows
concerning the fraud, but intimates that he
has written to certain parties in this city and
that unless he receives a favorable response,
will return on invitation of the Citizens' Com
mittee and cheerfully relate all he knows.
Philadelphia, January 3. The wife of
William Schmetz, who was shot Wednesday
by a party of New Year's shooters, while
looking out her bed-room window, died this
morning. .No arrests have been made.
Indianapolis, January 3. The $3,800
money package lost by the Adams Express
Company Tuesday night was found this
morning, and John O'Harra, arrested last
night for its theft, has been released.
A Itoom in lied Herring.
Gloccester, Mass., January 3. The
schooner Cecil II. Low has arrived from
Fortune Bay with a full cargo of 375,000
frozen herring from New Foundland. It is
the earliest on record.
Gladstone at llawartlen.
London, January 3. Gladstone is slightly
belter to-dty. He will retire to Hawarden
Castle, alter attending the cabinet councils
this afternoon and will remain there until
his health is restored.
Desertion ot a Child.
Ottawa, January 3. The house occupied
by Ovide Leclerc, at Hull, burned this morn
ing. The occupants, in a hurry to escape,
deserted a three-year-old child, which per
ished in the flames.
Tn enty-Ut e Thousand Dollar Fire.
Newmarket, N. J., January 3. A fire this
morning destroyed Smith .t Hedges' furni
ture factory, David Miller's cigar factory, and
a few small buildings. Loss, $25,000; most
Great Starch Man Dead.
Cincinnati, January 3. Mr. Andrew Er
kenbrecher, one of the leading citizens and
proprietor of an extensive starch manufac
tory, died this morning.
Lovgootie, Ind., January 3. Clinton J.
Scharum, general merchant, assigned to
Alex. Scharum and John Iluebner. Liabili
ties $20,000; assets $15,000.
Washugton, January 3. For Ohio Val
ley and Tennessee Decidedly warmer, fair
weather, and shifting to southerly winds;
New York, January 3. George Lisner,
East 14th street, made Mn assignment this
morning. Preferences $17,000. The firm
Good Labor w.
Lawrence, Mass., January 3. The Pem
berton mills will start foil time ou Monday
next It "ill employ 2,000 hands.
New York, January 3. Wheat to J cent
higher; very quiet.
SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, SATURDAY EVEIS
IT. S. uraut, .Ir., on the Stand,
New York, January 3. There was a
further hearing to-day before the referee on
application of Jerome B. Chaffee, ''Buck"
Grant's father-in-law, to determine title to
securities to amount of $50,000 placed in
the hands of the younger Grant and
by him turned o'ver to the firm of
Grant & Ward. The examination of U. S.
J Grant, j., was resumed. He had decided to
make an assignment but tried to get back the
securities in question to put them into the
general fund of the estate and then make an
assignment. The securities wete secured be
fore the assignment and then the witness
quietly held them and waited until the divis
ion was made, when the witness surrendered
keys of the safe and box. Witness had one
or two months ago received an uncorrected
contract account from Ward, since the assign
ment, and witness had corrected and returned
the same. In that account the new erasures of
amounts of checks paid Chaffee, everything in
the account was in the band writing of Ferdin
and Ward. Witness has never known of any
government contract or direct dealings with
the government. Witness saw Ward the day
after the failure and asked him about affairs.
Ward's nerves were unstrung. He
cried a great deal. Ward said he had
been a very great rascal ; tha he I.Z rtbbed
every member of ray family; that he hod
robbed us totally, and he humbly
admitted it. I told him in reply,
said witness, that I believed
he was a scoundrel and the most he could do
would be to tell the truth. He took Chaf
fee's funds as late as November, because he
would bars failed then if he had not.
Wilwisctox, Del., January 3. A special
to "Every Evening" gives the particulars of
the robbery of the Oxford accommodation
train on the Baltimore Central railroad last
night. Two men, unknown, boarded the
train at Rising Sun, MJ., having
bought tickets for Sylmar Station, three
miles distant. The train consisted of two
passenger cars. The robbers entered the
trian at the rear, and pait through the last
car without molesting the passengers. They
passed into the forward car, pointing re
volvers at the head of each passenger in
turn and demanded: "Your money or your
When the brakeman entered the car and
was about to pull the bell-rope, a revolver
was pointed at his breast and he was told:
"If you move an inch I'll blow your heart
out! " Meanwhile, the other passengers con
cealed their watches and other valuables in
their boots, and were beginning to recover
from their demoralization. The robbeis no
ticed the rise ot courage, and suddenly lelt
the ear, jumping from the train while going
Trouble Iletween Clerks and Kniployera.
New Yore, January 3. The holidays be
ing over, employers have assumed an attitude
of defiance toward the claim of their clerks
that has aroused a bitter resentment. The
Clerks' Association demanded that the em
ployers should keep in employ the hands they
Liiad -in -the mlJJJ" -J -VoTem bw.lhronglMtuiJjajipeT-a,nd-ajacrant.
the dull season to March, without reducing
wages. The merchants yesterday resolved to
stand together and resist the dictation of the
Clerks' Association and Laborers' Union.
Conflict of Authority.
New York, January 3. At a meeting of
the Grain Trade Produce Exchange tots
morning it was unanimously resolved that!
members should not be charged for seats in
the call room. Notwithstanding the resolu
tion the Board of Managers determined to
hold an auction of sale of seats on Monday.
A Protracted Earthquake.
Madrip, January 3. A shock of earth
quake was felt yesterday on the coast of Va
lencia. Fresh shocks were also felt in the
provinces of Granada and Malaga. People in
the sections which have been Tisited by earth
quakes live in huts built in the fields and in
carts and carriages in the streets.
Weekly Bank Statement.
New York, Januarj 3. There hare been
the following changes: Loans, increase, $2,
013,000; specie, decrease, $302,000; legal
tenders, increase, $7C4,000; deposits, increase,
$5,544,000; circulation, decrease, $21D,000;
reserve, decrease, $924,000. Banks hold
$40,000,000 in excess cf legal requirements.
A Tante Dock Company.
Lawrence, Mass., January 3. The Law
rence Dock Company, employing fifteen hun
dred hands, announce a general reduction of
five per cent, in wages.
An Ohio Fire.
Pittsbcro, Pa., January 3. An incendiary
fire at West Lafayette, Ohio, last night de
stroyed Rehard's drug store and Aronholt's
grocery. LoS3 $3,000. Insurance $1,000.
JIPKJVXAW Ot'TUB nBlSlOL TUXSEt.
V. & O. Froperty Destroyed by the Strikers
All Tralus Delayed by the Fire, which
la Yet Racing Everything Hanglnc on n.
Trigger at ew Straitsville.
New Lexington, January 2. Bristol tun
nel, three miles south of this place on the
Newark and Shawnee branch ot the Balti
more and Ohio railroad, was discovered early
this morning to be on fire at both ends
Large quantities of hay and other combusti
ble materials, saturated with coal oil, were
placed in the tunnel and ignited. The night
-watchman was fired upon and frightened
away. The roof of the tunnel is heavily
timbered, and there are solie1 walls of coal tn
either side of it, and all are now on fire. All
trains aie stopped. Three or four hundred
feet ot the tunnel has caved in, and laborers
are on haud trying to fight the fire, but can
do little good. One passenger train is south
ot the tunnel and has no outlet in eny duec
tion. It looks like a great disaster. The
tunnel is about one thousand feet long.
SnAWSEE, January 2. One of the most
Eerious results arising from the noted Hock
ing Valley long strike culminated last night,
in the firing ot the Bristol tunnl, on the
line of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, sit
uated about six miles north of Shawnee.
Between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock the
watchman at the tunnel heard unnsual
noises, and going to his door he discovered
smoke issuing irom the tunnel. He soon
dressed and started to discover the cause,
when suddenly he was halted and fired upon
by parties unseen. He beat a hasty retreat
and aroused some railroad carpenters near by
and all hurried to the tunnel. But again
several shots were fired at them. They being
unarmed, retreated to a safe distance. As
Boon as the incendiaries left the tunnel, these
men approached and found the inide
a sheet of llame and occasionally a
loud report, as the explosion of a
powder blast. Word was sent to Newark
and Shawnee, and a train was dispatched
from Newark with a fire engine and r'en to
suppress the fire. No trains have passed
through the tunnel to-day, and at this time
it is supposed the tunnel is a complete wreck.
This puts a bad face on the question as to an
early settlement of aflairs, and it will lie some
time before the repairs will be complete. A
number of guards were stationed at Hock
Run mine yesterday, and it whs rumored that
new men, blacklegs, would be sent to operate
that mine, to arrive via the Baltimore k Ohio
Railroad. The destruction of this tunnel
prevented this, as also the shipping of any
ccal from any mines south ot the tunnel.
Really Shawnee is isolated, shut off and
quarantined, and the end is not yet.
New STitAiTSViLfK, January 2. Guards
were put in this place a few days ago, pre
paratory to filling the mine with new men.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon, while the forts
were being constructed, three strikers were
observed reconnoitering for some time. They
finally came bold up to the works and im
pudently refused to leave when ordered to do
so by Sergeant Wood, who is in charge. The
sergeant accordingly drove them off, striking
one in the face with his fisL, The three at
once went to Straitsville, halfji mile distant,
where they swore out a warrant for the ser
geant's arrest. In an hour the marshal came
for him, accompanied by at least 100 of the
strikers, who, however, held off at a very re
spectful distance while he caue to make the
arrest. The sergeant, not desWcg to go into
the town alone in the evening, obtained the
consent of the marshal to a pear in court to
morrow morning. The townvis alive with
excitement and the guard atj the mine are
confident that they will be attacked before
morning, and extra preparations have Ieen
Logan, O., January 2. The burning of
Bristol tunnel is accounted for(y the fact that
coal from No. 3 mine at Strajtsrille wis to
have been transported over mat line. The
Columbus and Hocking Coal Aid Iron Com
pany are making ariangemenuj to open ibis
mine, and as the threat was jeard made at
Straitsville that none of this company's mines
should be opered unless at unmn prices, it is
possible the mandate has gone forth to de
stroy the tunnel. The destruction of the
Bristol tunnel would not only fcut off Shaw
nee from the outside world, bit would also
shut out Dickenson and McCjpeville, where
work has b;en steady all summer.
.NVvSTEAirsviLLE. January J. Asa stiik-
ini; miner named Georpe Maihens was trav
eling to Shawnee on the public- highway, he
was halted by two Pinkertonf guards and
ordered back, but Mathews insisted uoon
going his way. One of the gittrds knocked
bim down with a billy or club) and kicked
and abused him shamefully. Tljc syndicate is
about to start mine No. 3, and they have all
th hilU between here and bbawnee guarded,
so that it is almost certain death1 tor a man to
travel between these places. Some ot the
guards were arrested to-night.
II EKE, THERE A.STt ET.SEWII EKE.
From a millionaire's palace to the Poor
House is the story of A. M. VTruesdale, of
Chicago, as told by the IndianXpolis Times.
A half-dozen years ago he was among the
nabobs of Chicago, and could Sraw a check
for a million or more, and haveait duly hon
ored. A day or two ago he was) taken to the
Poor House as a vagrant. Hewts remarkably
successful in business while he pursued it in
legitimate channels, but, not rhtisfied with
that, he began grain gambling, ind now is a
AH the knitting mul9 in Cohoes, .V l ., are
to resume work January 5. The resumption
will give employment to several thousand
In bis contribution to the North American
Review, Henry Watterson asserts that "in
the coming yean the South will contribute
the most conservative elemsnt of political
thought and action to the Government."
An express train of eight cars is valued at
$CG,700. The engine and tender at $10,500,
the baggage car at $1,000, the postal car at
$2,000, the smoker at $2,200, the two com
mon passenger cars at $15,000.
A report from Saybrook, 111., says that
Sergeant Bates, the flag carrier, has come into
the possession of $13,000 by the death of a
wealthy and eccentric citizen of Philadelphia.
Bates has been living in abject poverty at
Saybrook, with a large family, broken in
health for some time.
They still have mosquito3 at New Orleans.
Senator Plumb, of Kansas, complains of the
"arrogance of the house."
A fatal truth spoken in jest was that of a
farmer's man in Delaware county, N. Y., who
a few days ago, was drowned while trying to
ford the river near that place. He was driv
ing a team, and instead of crossing at the
usual place attempted to ford the river one
eighth of a mile lower down. Before start
ing out he said, in a joking way: "I guess I
will be drowned to-day." The team swam
Prof. Richard A. Proctor, the astronomer,
says that the rejection of the theory that the
sun's beat is due to the combustion in that
body, and of the suggestion that it may be
due to chemical changes, leaves no recourse
so far as our present knowledge extends, but
to regard the process of contraction taking
.ace within the solar globe as the true
source of all, or very near all, the heat and
light which the sun emits. In a word, he
regard gravity as the cause of light and heat.
Colonel Daniel S. Lamont, who is Gover
nor Or over Cleveland's private secretary at
Albany and will be his private secretary at
Washington, is a dark, smallish, spare-built
man, thirty-three years of age, and a native
of Cortland county, N. Y. He is proverbial
for his shrewdness and reticence. He has
always been active in politics, and has been
clerk of the State Assembly, chief clerk in
the State Department at Albany, nnd secre
tary of the New York Democratic Committee.
Nearly 4,000,000 Christmas cards were sent
and received through the London, Liverpool
and Manchester postofficcs alone this year.
A Toledo, O.. bricklayer has sued the
Knights of Labor for $5,000 dimages, alleg
ing that this organization, to which he does
not belung, ordered hi .n to quit work because
he wa3 a non-unioaist, and has since pre
vented bis obtaining employment, in conse
quence of which be is unable to provide for
Senator Fair, of Nevada, is assessed for
$4,220,000 in the city ot San Francisco, and
is now a defendant in a delinquent tax suit in
which the city c'aims from him $03,232.
London is now one of the quietest cities in
the world in consequence of the picvaleoce of
wood or asphalt pavement in all the chief
" Mr. Gladstone, in spite of his seventy-five
years, looks a younger man than most hard
worked New Yorkers at fifty. He has his
Slight stoop and his hair is fast turning white,
but bis eye is bright and his mouth firm, and
his hand, whether with pen or ax, as steady
A new building material a mixture of
cork, silica and lime is coming into exten
sive use in Germany. It has the advantage
of keeping, . t Rnd coU and u aho
claimed totajS,,, preventiveof damp
andadcadeneroti. ,, suhst(lntiai
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Rilantixl tnw PAiKnifa and Wl
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Fred Vanderbilt recently kilHa vvjia,at
in Florida, and at-a dinner girenbyjj- ;
New York the other day the stuffed sUnj
the beast Btood rampant in the center of the
Mrs. Matilda Roulston, the widow of Ser
geant D. C. Roulston, United Slates Army,
who lost his life on the Greely expedition,
is ao. inmate of the Charlestown, Mass.,
Miss Edith, daughter of Minister Fostc
was a favorite with the royal family at Mad
rid and boasts the possession, in her album,
of the autographs of the King and Queen, the
ex-Queen Isabella and a whole page'bf good
wishes from the Infanta Eulalie.
John Coppinger, aged 90, son of Henri
Coppinger, who was Washington's bugler at
the siege of Yorktown, and has possession of
the bugle used by his father, des ires to be
present in Washington on Dedication Day
and sound the bugle again from the top of
the Washington Monument. The veteran is
living in Columbia, S. C.
Mrs. Caroline Brooks, whose modeled fig
ures in butter attracted so much attention,
has produced an admirable companion stndy
to her "Marchioness," from Dickens, in "Jen
ny Wren," the doll's dressmaker, borrowed
from '-Our Mutual Friend." Mrs. Brooks is
at work upon a bust of Thurlow Weed, which
promises to be one of her most successful
The remarkable river Reka rises in the
Austrian province ot Carniola, and disap
pears in the Karst caves. There are reasons
tor believing it flows a long distance under
ground, emerging twenty miles away in the
Timavo, a stream which mysteriously pours
out of a hillside. Members of the Austro
German Alpine Club have lately attempted
an exploration of the subterranean course of
the Reka, and have succeeded in following it
about one furlong, passing six waterfalls and
reaching a seventh, which proved to be im
passable without special apparatus. One of
the caicrns encountered is reported to be ca
pacious enough to contain St. Peter's Ca
thedral of Rome.
A variety of articles made from so-called
phosphoric gla:3, wnich is composed simply
ot phosphate of limp, have been exhibited to
the French Academy of Sciences by Mons.
Sidot. Unlike ordinary kinds, this glass re
sists the action of gluoric acid, and it will
probably be useful to chemists and others on
that account. A novel use of it in connec
tion with cremation is suggested by Mons.
Henry de Parreille, who proposes that the
phosphate of lime remaining as the ashes of
each burned body be converted into phos
phoric glass, and then molded into a vase,
medallion or statucte of the person from whom
it has been derived.
The Royal Geographical Society, ot Lon
don, has published .i list of one hundred and
twenty stations occupied by Europeans in
Central Africa in 1884, with their latitude
and longitude. Ol these, sixty-one are sit--.uU'l
'.:.. tC tLcrcqUA'-or-nuil the Zaaitttic,
east of the twenty-fifth degree of east lati
tude; and fifty-nine are west of that
meridian, between the equator and the
Kuimen of Cumene.
.veira xotes axi poixts.
Mrs. Blaine was invited to "assist" at the
New Year's reception at the White House, but
Representative Springer, chairman of the
sub-committee appointed to investigate the
Lot Wright business, has arrived in Cincin
nati, and wurk will commence soon.
The return of Encke's comet was discov
ered by Mr. E. E. Barnard at the Vanderbilt
University Observatory, Nashville, at 7:45
o'clock, Washington time, Friday night. The
position, at the time discovered, was right as
cension twenty-two hours, fifty-six minutes
and fifty-four seconds; declination north four
decrees, one minute and fifty-six seconds.
Gingham weavers at North Adams, Mass,
struck against a reduction of ten per cent, in
The expenses of the Democratic National
Convention that nominated Cleveland aggre
An Arab tramp was arretted in New York.
On his person was found a belt containing
$10,000 in British gold.
The eye-makers in two shoe factories of
Lynn, Mass., went out on a strike owing to a
refusal to discbarge a "scab."
Clinton Smith, aged 19, was arrested at
Terre Haute, Ind., charged w ith the murder
of his father, on New Year's eve.
Two constables in Cincinnati, who stopped
a mail wagon to serve a warrant upon a con
tractor, were arresled for obstructing U. S.
The Pennsylvania and Reading Railroad
Company has ordered a redaction in the
wages of all employes except conductors, en
gineers and firemen.
There are but two survivors of the bark
Lena, that went to pieces off the Virginia
coast Sunday, December 28. These saved
themselves by means of a plank.
The Saloon-keepers' Protective Association
has decided that members must individually
bear the expenses ot their suits to recover
taxes paid under the Scott law.
The bondholders ot the Bankers' and
Merchants' Telegraph Company have in
structed their counsel to begin foreclosure
proceedings to enforce payment of interest on
first mortgage bond?.
A memorial tablet placed over the grave of
the great scout, Kit Carson, in Tao3 county,
N. M., was dedicated Sunday, December 28.
He had been dead abont six years and seven
The movement for raising a fund of $100,
000 to relieve the personal ellects of General
Grant from mortgage liability was inaugu
rated by a subscription of $1,000 from D. B.
Wesson, of Springfield, Mas?.
John W. O'Harra, night clerk of the
Adams Express Company at Indianapolis,
was arrested for the grand larceny ol the
missing package of $3,800. He was the last
person who is known to have handled it.
He protests his innocence, and the monty
having been tnund, he has been discharged
Dr. James H. Harris, a physician, of Indi
anapolis, who died Friday, left a will direct
ing that no funeral be held over bt3 remains,
and that his body be taken directly from his
late residence to the dissecting table. The
provisions ot the will will be complied with
WIT AXI IID3IOH.
"Havo you corns?" blandly asked
the corn-jilaster licddlcr at tho busy
man's elbow. "lcs;Iam supplied,"
answered the busy man, without look
TIit Prince of Wales is Colonel of six
teen different regiments. This is not a
vgJ""rttHcc to Florida; hero wo havo
JWTOr-10 " reiment
lhirtceitQUnf, iai;03 in j-Vwirk- N
J., havo l"ta
young men wWw tobac noWkl3l
..mining 1,215 girls AlconUn.., t'k:
anybody they get a cht to lo K"'
At a Sunday-school in Ts. York a-
'tedicr asked a new scholar,,. x ijtljg
. " what her name was. She re-.
"lit. French." An urchin in an aI
joiuinj. it sang out: "What is it In
In one of the Chrrryficld, Me.,
schools the question was recently ask
ed a little seven-year-old: "What is
lands lie southeast of Capo Cod?"
"Nantucket and Martha's Barnyard,"
was tho quick response.
A young man who was courting a
widow asked her if she objected to
smoking. "Oh, no," she said; "poor
John was very fond of tobacco, and I
allowed him to smoke all he wanted to
before we wero married. Detroit
The biggest exaggeration tho Boston
Herald has seen, is that made by a man
in Minnesota during the late cold
spell. He said: "Cold? Well, I should
say so. Wc liatl to give tho stovo four
doses of quinine yestcnlav to keep it
from shaking the lids off."
A dude fell into a pond not over three
feet tlecp, but made no cu"6rt to rescue
hinrself until a citizen in a blouse camo
along and pulled him out. When ask
ed why lie didn't crawl out without as
sistance, lie replied that ho "was too
much of a gentleman to help himself."
Hurlington Free Press.
An English clergyman was rebuking
his congregation for ticscrting him on a
charity sermon, Sunelaj. "Why is it,"
he asked, "that to-day1 tho church is
full, and this day week, because thero
was a ctdlcction, it was simply emp
ty?" "'Cos ycr don't gie tick,"
shouted a voice from the free scats.
A gentleman whom it woultl bo gross
flattery to call homely remarks to a
chilti at a house where he is visiting:
"Well, my fine boy, what do you think
about me," cli?" The child gags him
self with Iiis fingers and remains si
lent. "Come, now," says the visitor,
kindly, "why won't you tell mo what
you think about me?" " 'Cause I
don't want to be whipped."
Some of the scientific papers arc pub
lishing an item to the effect that wo are
indebted to Pompeii for the canned
fruit industry. It appears that soon
after the excavations had commenced a
party of Americans found somo jars of
preserved figs in tho pantry of a lava
covered house. Tho contents were
found to be good, and during the next
year fruit-canning was introduceel into
tho United States.
"I see," ho said, as ho folded up his
paper, "that tho Louisville & Nashville
Kailroad wants further financial re
lief." '! H?M iv1iK,d''ho-othor, cs
his hand involuntarily went up to his
pocketbook. "Yes; needs it bad."
"Well, I'm sorry, and I hope they
won't blame me. That stock has
shrunk mo out of over 12,000 in tho
last five years, and I tion't know what
elso I can do. That's all I haelto lo--e."
A young man becoming cngageei re
cently was desirous of presenting his
intended with a ring appropriately in
scribed, but being at a loss what to havo
engraved on it callctl upon his father
for advice. "Well," said the old man,
"put on, 'When this you sec, remem
ber me.'" Tho young lady was much
snrprisetl a few elays after at receiving
a beautiful ring with this insciiption:
"When this you see, remember father!"
An ex-Confederato story-teller says
that during one of Lee's battles near
ttichmoml he saw a comrade on his
knees, with his hand held high above
his head, crying out: "Come along,
furlough; come along." He wanted a
finger taken oft" so he could go home.
An ollicer came behind him and gavo
him a violent kick.
"If that ain't .-idled."
Ho said aftoi
a piece of burst sin
Kate Ficlel saj -months
Tin- soldier cried:
. I'll lio hang
that he thought
!. ! struck him.
-!: -pcnt eighteen
without eating one
Kate should have
purchased herself a penny's worth of
salt, a two-bit sirloin steak, and a nick
el's worth of rolls at the baker's. Then,
by tho aid of a stove poker or shovel
tiitl a bed of coils in her grate at the
hotel, she could have hail a wcll-cook-cd
meal l!t for a king. A bottle of Mil
waukee drank out of the bottle, with
out a glass woultl have crowned the
repast with imperial goodness.
A celebrated organist slipped off his
bench, recently, while playing a Bach
fugue as a po-tludc. Ho was immedi
ately expelled from the church as a
Bach-sliiler, ami is now a ftiguc-tive.
The Keynote. They pursued' him with
a canon, when this swell made use of
his pedal organs, and never came to a
stop till ho reached a thirty-two-ooJ
abyss. Next! Musical Courier. Well,
next, he would probably Kcrnulophon
the edge of the "aby.-.s" rather than
Captain Fach, a Fiuto who is saiti to
have kicketl up his heels and cavorlctl
over the alkali plains of Nevada for
more than eighty summers, being ques
tioned in regard to the weather of the
coming winter, said: "You seo um this
winter he be one way of two. If he
take warm road lie bc more warm as
any winter in long time; if he take cold
road ho bo worst winter ever you dam
see. He no be like common winter
ho be big hot or big cold." Territorial
"Burchley," said tho managing edi
tor to a reporter, "you will doubtless
be a great newspaper-man somo day,
but at present vou write too plainly.
This is a great oversight on your part.
What you want is a compositor to stand
off and frown at your copy. Without
this recognition of genius "you can nev
er make a reputation. The printers
can almost read your copy, Burchley.
Don't bo so careless. Get you a blacking-brush
anil write your immortal sen
tences on a pine board. U you can't
find one sit on tho fenco till wo call
you." --IrjtrtHsato Traveler.
Mr. and Mrs. Biles, with the lest in
tentions in tho world, being old resi
dents, called upon a wealthy family
that had settled near them. Mr. and
Mrs. Biles are plain people, and the re
ception they met with was not just
what they expected. "Abigail," said
the old man, "elon't you think their
manner of showing us out was rather
frosty?" "No, I ilon't! I think it was
rather summary!" replicil his wife.
"Well, by gosh!" exclaimed tho olel
Not long since a New Hampshire
committeeman was examining an in.
"" -X--A..X. Number 211-1.
laiH-scnoot ctass. i.aii any inue nn
?Jv.SheJ;fin.iti f tewSrd
"uasKeil. tor somo timn
so;" and she trotted up to her question
er and pointed to this sentence in her
reaenng-oooK: -a lien lays an CK. ov
ery day on an average." Every dlher
Tho newest ""canvasser goes from
house to house when wives are at homo
and husbands away. Ho explains how
readily, secretly, and forslight reasons,
divorces may be obtained; and ho de
parts saving he will take tho liberty of
"ailing again in :i week. He is an agent
. a divorce lawyer. Discontented
wives, iti,er w ith or without jrood
Oruit. fir ... . o
VJuM.t t n,Prce' lm"o the means
SS n uTJ' amI' wuen St i3 add
plan, .?, V'i on the installment
mustbtTilJof the scheme
Daniel WcbsterirSu p-u . ,
Senate, delivered, I hj ti
1S50, shows the high rcspecvhich v&
entertained for the fathers of oiiDer.
ly, anil Jus etcsire to treasure an raw
rials of their irreatness. Henry CI:
had introdtic'-d a resolution providing
for the original copy of Washington's
farewell aihlres, and in advocating its
passage, lie had aid that "in his parlor
at Ashland he had a broken goblet used
as a drinking-cup by Washington, dur
ing his campaign, which had been en
trusted to his care by an old lady, and
in that parlor there was nothing so
dear to him or to those who visiteel it
as that old broken goblet." Mr. Web
ster followed, landing almost motion
less, his boilj bent slightly forward,
and his hands generally behind his back
ns lie uttered hi-, patriotic and dignified
He said ho most cordially approved
of the resolution; hoped it would pass,
lie believed it would gratify tho conn
try. He believed it would "be gratify
ing to every man to have the farewell
address of Wa-hington, written by his
own hand, placed in the national libra
ry. He agreed with the remarks of the
senator from Kentucky in all he had
said about the pleasure which it afford
ed to view the Miiall, and even trifling
relics of the great men of the past. Ho
conceived there was no feeling more
universal. The senator from Kentucky
had told the ennte of his having a gob
let in his house, and that it was always
an object gratifying to himself and
family, and to all who visited him. Ho
arose principally to stato an incident
corroborative of what the senator had
About twenty-five years ago thero
was offered for sale to Congress a small
casket rjf medals which had belonged
to the cabinet of Washington. There
were seven or eight of thee medals
voted by Congress to the generals of
the devolution. They had been struck
in Paris, and the largest of them was
to Washington, who had chosen for his
obverse, the scene of his entry into
Boston after its evacuation by tho
British. 'Hie others were to Gates,
Knox, and other generals. There were
also some to Franklin and other men of
civil life. Washington had collected
tbrcp j;l L'SdlrT'l ?.nwn J'
in thc-ccntcr, amTVviflTetJthcrs"'afS
him, making in all thirteen.
This collection Washington had kept;
after his death it had paased into tho
hands of his executor, and, finally,
from sonic cause, was offered for sale
to Congress. A resolution was offered
that they be bought. The matter was
debated in the other house for two days
anil, finally was laid on the table by
those who believed Congress had no
constitutional power to buy them. He
hail kept his ee on them, anil when
Congress had refused, he sent a person
and liought the cabinet. They were
now at his house, and when persons
from all parts of the country visited
him thero was no object more inter
esting, and the first thing asked for is
tho small cabinet of medals collected
by Washington. As Mr. Webster col
lected tangible mementoes of Washing
ton, so Americans now treasure up
mementoes of the "Expounder of tho
Constitution,"' and as they gaze on
them with reverence, their heart-blood
will warm, their pulses quicken, their
love of liberty deepen, and their aver
sion to tyranny increase. Always a true
son of New England, ever devoted to
the cause of rational freedom, ever
ready to serve his country in any ca
pacity, though possessing talcnt3 far
beyond those of most of liis associates,
the name and fame of Daniel Webster
willeerbe admin.:! and respected.
Hen: 1'irlii '".-i in tin !!olon Budget.
TVcIlinstoii On Napoleon.
I never was a believer in him, and I
always thought that in the long run wo
should overturn him. He never seem
ed himself at his case, and even in tho
boldest thing ho did there was alwajs :i
mixture of apprehension and meanness.
I useil to call him Jonathan Wild tho
Great, and at each new coup he mado
I used to cry out: "Well done, Jona
than," to the grand scandal of some of
my hearers. But tho truth was he had
no more care about what was right or
wrong, just or unjust, honorable or dis
honorable, than Jonathan, though his
great abilities, and the great stakes ho
played for, threw the knavery into tho
Posterity will hardly believe the suc
cess and extent of that system of dark
ness which Bonaparte spread over
France, but it was so complete that
even I, who had been for so manyyears
in contact with his armies, and was
now, for months, on his frontier, was
glad to glean from any precarious and
humble sources somo knowledge of tho
real state of the interior.
The best of all thepublieationsabont
Bonaparte is that of Baron Fain. All
the dictations to Montholon, Gourgand,
and Las Casas are of littlo real authori
ty. They are what Bonaparte, on after
consideration, thought it expedient to
represent things to have been, and not
what they were. Any accurate reader
will find them to bo w"hat made-up sto
ries always must be, full of contradic
tions, but wo who know the affairs of
our time know that they are full of
falsehoods. Crocker's Conversation
with the Jiuke of Wellington.
The ugliest Princess in Europe is
said to be the Crown Princess of Swe
den. She is masculino and coarse in
feature, without one redeeming point
to distinguish her from the veriest
peasant girl in Baden, of which Duchy
her father anil mother are Gnu.d Duke
and Duchess. She is said, though, to
be possessed of many admirable quali
ties, and is also highly cultivated.
"You sit do.-. ii heie,"saysMiss Kato
Field to tin-gmxl people of the Bay
State, "and l.ti.cy that Boston is tho
hub of the uniwrsc. inl that tho
West can teach on nothing. It has
taught me morv than lialf a dozen trips
"" "".."" "u" ut Una y a little irirl
hcMtatmgly replied; -It a K
hen lays an eg on. sir." ..Xo th
not right." "ies. sir. mv wi- -?