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Springfield Globe -Republic
TIITl SltlNGPIELit GI.OHE, I
Vol jmo IV. Numbor lOS. f
SPKDTGFrFJJ), OHIO, MOOTAY EVENING, JANUARY 5, 1885
THE SPRINGFIELD REPUBLIC
I TolameZXX Number 300.
OWEN, PIXLEY A CO.
Ohio Valley aud Tennessee: Colder,
clearing weather, northerly winds; Lower
Lakes: Cloudy weather and snow, northerly
winds, lwer temperature, higher barometer.
Just look. Do ou see the tables and
trfirlirs, and roofs above the shell es
OTcrfnll and straining under the weight
of poods Tor Men's Wear J It's goodness
or materials thut bonds the shehes.
Trash is far more bulky aud lighter
Uid Tonoer notice the stacks of Un
derwear boxes oa the right as yon enter
Xo. 27 J
These contain duplicates ot what are
to be found on shell es underneath.
We're probably furnished two-lhirds
orthe city their this winter's supplies.
The other third haic doubtless divided
their patronage among the "small frj"
rt prices that would perhaps aggregate
fnlly asmurhasonrlno'thlrd business.
It's none but the most liberal that
" would be willing to pay such enormous
We'ie yet a gieat surplus ol Heavy
Underwear, indeed more than we
onght to hac at this season of the year,
and more than the city can consume
within tli? space of time left to consume
in. What's to be done to draw in out-of-town
trade enough to clear it I
Wc'iestrnck it. And will try what
Are days crowding will do toward light
ening tho burden.
Beginning Tuesday, Jannary Gtu, at
7 o'clock a. in. and continuing until
Saturday night at 10 p. in., we'll make
C5c All Wool Scarlet Shirts or Drawers
60c, Scarlet stripes 50c, 75c AH Wool
Scarlets (iOc, tho dollar Scarlets SOc,
the $1.25 Scarlets an ei en dollar, the
$1.50 Scarlets $1.40, the $1.75 Scarlets
$1.50, the $2.00 Scarlets $1.75, the
$2.50 Scarlets $2.00 even. The 50c
Scotch Gray, with patent cleared scams,
40c; the 75c Bonnie Laddie Scotch
Uray, C5c; the 75c HeaTy Gray Macka
naw, 60c; the 75c Congers Chest Shield,
white, C5c; Cray mixed, all shirts that
can't be matched nuder 40c we make
the hair, 20c; the 50c white, 40c; and
bear in mind these differences would
show much greater gaps if compared
with prices found among ordinary
This is straight business. 'o put up
the price and allow 20 per cent off.
Wonder if this'll bring in the country
In addition, we'll throw in about IS
or 20 dozen HeaTy Seamless UalfUose
at 10c per pair, about the same amount
of better goods at two pairs for a
quarter; clear out the All Wool Scarlet
Shaker Socks at 20c; the 35c Camel's
Hair at 30;; continue the Big RejM It
tens at 20c; a lot of Jean Pan's, lined
throughout, at 25c; continue the dollar
Agenoria Jean Pants at 50c.
The little 5 to 12 year Boys' Over
coats, originally $2.00, cut to $1.50,
now a dollar each.
Clear entirely the few remaining
Globe Mills Cas-imere Suits, originally
$20, for $12 per Suit; the $1C Youths'
or same material, $10; the $1C All Wool
Frock Suits $9; the Gray Melton Over
coats at $(; 52 pairs Stripe Black and
White Pants, originally $2 per pair,
now$l; and spear ns anywhere through
the stock you're sure to save twice 20
Remember, from Tuesday until Satur
day. OWEN, PIXLEY & CO.,
ONLY ONE-PRICE CLOTHIERS.
TAThI-SITUATION BY A FIRST-CLASS
IT Ctrl to d general housework. Atlply or ad-
dress 141 Fair airt-et.
I? crochft and make fine laet at home; rleaa
autaad profitable, wtrk sent out ol city. Wrt
era Manufacturing CoruiuQY,2Iti fctate 8L, Chi
llTANTEIl-rUriLS IN MIORTIIAKD.EYKK
ll inctl firtclainsiniction. AdJressor
call on V. II. t.insov. liuiBK-HRrcnuc ofica.
11AN1i:i-I.AME AM) gentlemen in
cilv or couLtrvto take lisht work at their
own buuiet; S3 to M ea'i y made; work Rent by
tuftl1; co ranTa!fti(:. hive a gool demand
lur our work and 'nrnifh steady cuiioinent.
Address, with ttainp. Crown AlTg ( "nj,
IDI Vine St., lintizmati, uhio. '
CIOOD PAY FOK GENTS. J100TO t2M PEE
I month inadesrlling our Granj New History,
latuous and IHciMTu lfattles of the World.
t rite to J. C. Mel urdy A Co., Fliilalf Iphla, Pa.
Iwlt hALE TWO 0.1 TIIItEE HIGH DOUBLE
1 deV, wiin too's; twelve writing tables, coun
ter railing, Jr. Call at No. 9, Mitchell Block.
1M)R KENT GOOD TWO-STOKY BBICK
1 Lo eof neTon rooms, at Lagonda; In good re
pair. Apply at Wu. Gkaht's sons.
rvm KENT GOOD
DWELLING, 5 ROOMS
r and basement kitchen.
r up and down
atalra. On St. Railroad. Enquire ol Thoa. Sfcaip
ITOBTH'S FKESCII .SYSTEM OF CUTTING
and httlne 17 iciprtssion. no measurements
Uken, Uught br Mrs. II D: Brown, 60 S. enrlng
eof .New lork. Also dressmaking.
When a stupid servant girl laid her
flapjacks on the chair anil sat down on
the red-hot stove, absent-mindedly, sho
rose immediately, without waiting to
bo told, and her intellectual faculties
had evidently been quickened it made
her as smart as a weasel ever after
ward. "You are very late sending your eve
ning mail out," said an editor to his
daughter, when lie came home at 2 in
tho morning and met a timid, shrinking
youn" man between the front door and
the "Tite. "Not at all," answered tho
thoughtful girl. "Charles Henry is now
a morning edition."
A muddy street always exposes tho
man who is in love. The fellows with
untrammelled affections are apt to stop
at the crossings and look around a bit,
but the man who is completely gone
with the tender passion passes right
aloii", even if there are a dozen prls
picking their way across. lit tsburg
Prices'Going Up at Chicago and
Prices of Other Articles
frlces of Frovlalona Going Up.
Chicago, January 5. There is gnat ex
citement in the provision markets to-day.
Trices hare advanced sharply. Wheat has
advanced 2 cents over Saturday's prices.
January wheat is now quoted at 81 cents and
May at 83. Other articles are advancing
Wheat (Joins Up.
Nsw Yorsj, January 5. The wheat mar
ket is excited and feverish. There has been
a rise of 3 and 3 j cents since Saturday. No.
1 white is at 92; January, 91; May, 97j.
Other grains active.
liraln at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, January 5. Both flour and
wheat are strong and higher. Flour, family,
$3.75 to $4; fancy, $U0toH.25. Wheat 82c
Protection Demanded for American
St. Johns, N. F., Janary 5. Yesterday, at
Bay Roberts, there was another furious
Orange outbreak. The New York Redemp
torist Fathers, who are holding a mission in
that place, were besieged and imprisoned in
their dwellings. An Orange arch has been
erected near the Catholic church and hun
dreds of armed Orangemen have paraded
the streets. When the intelligence
reached St. Johns, the United
States Consul demanded from Governor
Clover protection for the lives and liberty of
united States citizens. An extraordinary
meeting of executive council has been sum
moned and the British corvette Lanadoea has
been ordered to Jay Roberts, and a large
body of police, under Inspector Carty, des
patched by special train to the scene of the
Germany and the Congo.
1.0NDON, January 5. A correspondent of
the Standard says : "The German expedition
to the Congo country, under Schultxe, has
been obliged to relinquish the undertaking.
owing to scarcity of bearers and tne opposi
tion of parties who are apprehensive that
Geimany contemplates making further an
nexations oi territory. Tne same corre
spondent says that America is makiig prep
arations to dispatch war vessels to West
Africa to prevent the sudden occupation ot
the Congo by the Portuguese, should this be
Washixotoh, January 6. Housi Swope,
Penn., successor ot the late W. A. Duncan,
was sworn in.
Herbert introduced preamble and resolu
tion of inquiry as to authority of the Presi
dent in appointing Kasson and Sanford a
delegates to the Congo Conference. Wji
Cox, New York, presented a bill author
izing the Bartholdi statue to be used as a
Sknats Credentials of Justin D. Morrill,
VL, were presented.
Various bills were presented.
bloody Affair In India.
Londo", January 5. Adrices from India
state that a party of Mcplah fanatics en
trenched themsel'es in a temple near Calient,
in the Malabar district, and defied the au
thority cf the local officials. A British corps
was called out to dislodge them. In order to
effect this it was necessary to explode the
gate, whereupon the entrenched parties of
fered a desperate resistance. Nine lloplahs
and one soldier were killed before the insur
rection wu qnelled.
An Outbreak Feared.
MooRiniLD, W. Va, January 5. The ad
herents of rival candidates for the office of
county clerk are under arms, and the town is
in ereat alarm. James Wilson defeated Wm.
Loeb, at the October election, but Loeb claim
ing that ihe new constitution went into effect
at once, was Toted for at the November elec
tion, and he claims the office. The Major and
Sheriff bare prevented bloodshed, but armed
men were still in battle array last night, with
the expectation of an outbreak.
Suspension at Cleveland.
Clxvelami, January 0. Butts & Smith,
wholesale dealers in hats, caps and furs, 125
Water street, made an assignment to-day.
The firm is one of the oldest in the city en
gaged in the trade. So ttatement of assets
and liabilities is made, but it is said the firm
can pay dollar for dollar, and it is believed
the suspension will be only temporary.
All Fully Iuanred.
New York, January 5. A fire this morc
ing in the store ot Einstein, Hirsh k Co., im
porters of lace and embroideries, damaged
their stock $8,000. Converse, Stanton &
Davis, commission merchants, occupied a por
tion of the building; Joss, $50,000; building,
damage, $10,000: all fully insured.
Pittsburg, January 5. Westingboute
Machine Works, Pittsburg Locomotive
Works and the Phillips's Side Mill resumed
work to-day. Other mills will resume in a
Habdixbcbg, Ind., January 5. Jacob
Mitchell, a prominent church member, hav
ing been discovered in forging an order by
which he got $100, shot himself dead in pres
ence of a constable sent to arrest him.
Blooming-ton, Iud., January 5. Louis
Oedder, night watchman at Pyer's spoke fac
tory, was found dead near his home, his
brains beaten out. The murderer is not
China and Japan.
Shangoi, January 5. China has rescinded
the order directing a special commissioner to
proceed to Corea. The commissioner has
been sent to Tokio to negoitate with Japan
Washikotok, January 5. For Ohio Val
ley and Tennessee Cloudy, rainy weather,
southeasterly winds, becoming variable, ris
ing temperature, falling barometer.
TBI! WORK BEFORE COHORESS.
Some of the Measure that Villi Com
mand Attention In Both Houses this
Washington, January 4. After the usual
Monday call of Stales and Territories for the
introduction of bills in the House to-morrow,
individual motions to suspend the rules will
be in order, and a number of members will
endeavor by this meaw to obtain immediate
passage ot specified measures or the assign
ment of future dates for their consideration.
Mr. Collins intends to ask the House to fix a
day for the consideration of the bankruptcy
bill. Mr. Matson will ask the passage of the
bill reported from the Committee on In
valid pensions, providing for an increase of
the pensions of widows from $8 to $12 per
month. A,two-thirds vote will be necessary
in each instance to secure favorable action.
Tuesday has been set apart for the consid
eration of the bills reported from the com
mittee on military affairs, with the under
standing, however, that appropriation bills
shall have the preference. Tne pension ap
propriation bill, which was reported to the
House prior to the holiday recess, will in all
probability be called up for consideration on
that day. The consular and diplomatic ap
propriation bill it is expected will be reported
from the Appropriation Committee on the
lame day and called up lor discussion on
Wednesday. The Indian and District ot
Columbia bills will probably be reported to
the House during the week. At the first
opportunity, and when its discussion
will not interfere with the appropriation
bills, Mr. Reagan will ask that consideration
ot the inter-State Commerce bill be resumed.
If that measure be disposed of before the end
ot the week, Mr. Willis will endeavor to se
cure consideration of his education bill. It is
his purpose to call up his own bill and move
that the Blair bill, which passed the Senate,
be substituted for it.
In the Senate the inter-State Commerce
bill has the first right of consideration, and its
supporters express the opinion that it will not
be set aside for anything but the appropria
tion bills. Its consideration is likely to con
sume a great part aud possibly all ot the week.
Horace Grim, who was fined Saturday by
the Mayor for abusing his family, was up
again this afternoon on complaint of the
neighbors for drunkenness, and was fined $1
The "Grand Old Man" Better.
London, January 5. Gladstone passed a
.estful night, with good sleep, aud this morn
ing is pronounced much better.
BEBE, Til EBB A.SI ELSEWHERE.
A great exhibition of the works of Gustave
Dore is being organized in Paris, and will be
opened on March 1 next It will consist
mainly of drawings, etchings and engravings,
an immense number of which will be con
tributed by great publishing firms and pri
It is estimated that the cost of living in
the United States is 20 percent, less than it
was last December; hut the prices of luxuries
have not gone down.
Elisha Gray, now wealthy through the in
vention of electric instruments, used to be a
very unsuccessful farmer at Oberlin, Ohio.
He spent most of his time for several years
in experiments, and came to be regarded as
a crank. Ills own family were inclined to
take that view of him ; and one day, when
be excitedly declared he had derised "a self
adjusting helix," his uninformed wife hastily
consulted with a physician about putting him
The Seventh Annual Conveutiou of the
Ohio Cider Makers' Association will be held
in ML Gilead on the 13th, 14th and 15th of
Mary Anderson is to make a tour of Amer
ica a year from this winter. Contracts with
the theaters are now being made. A curious
feature or the project is that her agent de
mands a loan of $500 to $5,000 from each
local manager, to be paid out of the receipts,
but partially secured against the breaking of
the engagement by an insurance policy on
the actress's life.
The tax assessors of Bridgeport, Conn.,
have listed tin Barnum-London circus, which
winters there, at $250,000. Heretofore noth
ing but the buildings have been listed, and
these only at $0,000. The assessors say the
show is claimed to have cost over $1,000,
000, and they thought they would begin
light the first year.
Mr. Bright thinks a young man who is a
Christian may succeed in business, but he ad
mits that he has heard of trades in which an
honest man is said to he at serious disadvan
tage in the competition to which he is sub
jected. This piece of information was
elicited by the request of the Hackney Y. M.
C. A. that the right hon. gentleman should
express his views on the subject.
Tuesday, December 23d, was an eventful
day in the life of a Leavenworth (Kansas)
man, who had previously borne a good repu
tation. At nine in the morning he was
recognized as an ex-conrict. Just alter din
ner he slipped and fell into a tank of boiliog
water. At three o'clock, when he was
hovering between life and death from his
terrible scalds, a Sheriff arrived with a war
rant for his arrest as a high tray robber. He
died at Eundown.
Emma Kitzmeller died at Philadelphia De
cember 23. Both she and her family were
believers in the "faith" cure, and were mem
bers of a band known as the "Heavenly Re
cruits." Emma refused to take any medi
cine, declaring that Jesus would heal her. A
physician tessified, at the inquest, that proper
remedies, administered in time, would have
John Roack, the famous ship-builder at
Chester, Pa., has given notice that, inasmuch
as the wages of bis employes have been re
duced, the rents ot the houses occupied by
them belonging to the ship-building company,
will be reduced correspondingly. This good
example is being followed elsewhere.
"If this is to be a white man's government
let the representation be upon the basis of
white men," says Hon. Wm. M. Evarts in re
ply to the constant declaration of Southern
Democratic whites that "this must be a white
William C. Lyon is the new editor of the
Newark (O.) American.
Dr. Talmage frequently says some very
good things. Speaking on Sunday about
croakers, he remarked that the men who talk
gloomily about the hard timt s do more to
retrd the country than any other cause.
The old year went out on standard time,
and the new year inaugurates a new system
of counting the houn. At Greenwich the
hours of the day will henceforth extend from
ona to twenty-four.
Co-operation is gaining ground in Europe.
There are 2,380 co-operative societies in Ger
many, with a membership of oyer 1,000,000,
and last year they purchased over $375,000,
000 of goods. la England there are 1,180
wcicuea, wiiu ouu.uuu memoers, wnicn dealt
in merchandise last year to the extent
iii,vuu,uuu. lucj- were arsi organized
fangiand in lsil, ana last year the members
saved on goods bought over $3,000 800
which, being reduced to an individ
ual average, is equal to one-fifteenth
of the annual income of each mem
ber. But it is not alone to buy
ing and selling that the system is now ap
plied. Co-operative manufacturing is one of
the more recent arrangements proposed in
England. The plan is to give every workman
a direct financial interest in his work. This,
it is claimed, will not only secure better work,
but a more equal division of the profits of the
enterprise. If it does not mean that labor
and capital are to divide the profits, and that
capital alone is to sustain the losses when they
ccme, it is a fair proposal, comments the To
ronto (Canada) Globe.
If BITS MOTES AMD EOISIM.
Rev. Dr. Noah Hunt Schenck died in New
York of blood poisoning, on Sunday.
Chauncey M. Depew is beginning to loom
np, in New York, ai a Senatorial candidate.
He is a good talker and a good worker.
Mr. Carter, the Hawaiian Minister, thinks
the Hawaiian treaty a good thing for the
people of the United States. The Hawaiian
crop is not large enoagh to affect the interests
of American refiners.
Copies of Longfellow's Westminster Abbey
bust are ou their way to Boston, from Liver
pool. Harvard College and the Maine His
torical Society are to have them
An earthquake shock was felt at Laconia,
N. H., Friday night.
The school census ot Iowa shows 62G.O0O
children of school age on January 1.
General Graat's physical condition is such
as indicates danger in the near future.
An earthquake shock was generally lelt in
the vicinity of. Washington. D. C, Friday
J. O. Slusser is held at Hilisboro, Ohio,
charged with "murder in the firit degree for
the killing of John O'Tool.
A man named O'Donnell was arrested at
Newark, Ohio,jfor aiding in the transporta
tion of arms tot the Hocking Valley coal re
gions. Chief Juitici iVaite's health does not im
prove, and he will not occupy his seat on Jie
U. S. Court Beach during the present term
Five men w re arrested at Blakejburtr, la.,
charged with t e murder of Pleasant Ander
son, whom the are believed to have lynched
The officers 4 the Irish Republican League
of the United States have issued an address,
calling upon f Uow-countrymen to organize
in every State f the Union.
James G. Sc ugbam, Teller and Assistant
Cashier in the .exington (Ky.) City National
Bank, is a de miter to the amount of $37,
000, and has g ne to Canada.
Hurd has gi' to notice of contest in the case
ot the election if Romeis in the Toledo Con
gressional distlpc- He charges repeating, in
timidation aniStraudulent count of ballots.
The condition of affairs in the Hocking
Valley coal Jigions is very serious. The
striking minefteare being supplied with arms
and aamuniuM, and an outbreak is reported
The Munson Ranch, in Northwestern Texas,
has been sold to Coburn & Ewing, of Kansas
City, for $800,000. There are 100,000 acres
of land, 25,000 head of cattle, and over sev
enty miles of wire fence.
M. H. Kidd has filed notice of contest for
the seat of George W. Steele, of the Eleventh
Indiana District, in the Forty-ninth Congress.
Kidd charges thtt votes in his favor were
cast out by Republicans.
Dr. J. S. Bevington was killed by a train
at the crossing of the Cleveland and Pittsburg
Railroad track near Alliance, Ohio. Miss
Eva Elliott, who was with him in th") buggy,
was, it is believed, fatally injured.
One section of the Knglish Cabinet opposes
the advice of Earl Derby, the Colonial Secre
tary, to accept the offer of America to admit
raw sugar from the British West Indies on
condition that differential duties of 50 per
cent, be allowed in favor of American goods
imported into the British West Indies. The
commercial department of the foreign office
has keen ordered to prepare a report" npon the
results to customs revenue ot West Indies
likely to arise from the reduction ot duties
upon American goods.
Moody, the Evangelist, had a flattering re
ception at Richmond, Va.
Dr. Tauszky, a noted New York expert on
insanity, shot bi3 wife and himself (not fatal
ly) in a temporary fit of insanity.
The Wamsutta Mills, New Bedford, Mass.,
have ordered a ten per cent, reduction in the
wages of officers and operatives alike.
President Arthur will not be a Senatorial
candidate oefore the New York Legislature.
John Leibkin attempted to crawl under a
local freight train at New Haven, Ind r when
it started and be sustained injuries that re
sulted in his death.
B-Dbert Maxwell, an express messenger on
the Ohio Southern Railroad, engaged in a
dtunken quarrel with Wm. Johnson, at Jack
son, O., was shot and killed.
unarlej Bradford was fatally shot by Bal
zer Kraus, in Bellaire, Ohio. Bradford and
two confederates had attacked Kraus tor pur
poses of highway robbery.
During 1884, 784 articles of incorporation
were filed with the Secretary ot State ot Ohio,
the capital stock of the incorporated compa
nies aggregating $90,130,750. Fifteen vil
lages have been incorporated.
The Socialists' Association ot Chicago, in a
public meeting, resolved that "the despotic
power which the privileged class possesses"
should be abolished "by any and all means."
The speakers recommended "murder,"
"slaughtering of capitalists," and "trust in
dynamite, rather than in God."
LEMONS VS. MALARIA.
The Remedy Advised by a Distinguished
Scientist of Rome.
Tho eighth session of tho Interna
tional Medical Congress has just been
held in Copenhagen. The paper ot
the greatest scientific and popular in
terest to tho American people is that
read by Professor Conrad Tomassi Cru
deli. of the University of Rome, Italy,
and entitled "The natural production
of malaria and the means of making
malarial countries healthier.'"'
Professor Crudeli has devoted years
to the scientific study of malaria, and
is without doubt tho highest living au
thority on tho subject. His conclusions
are, therefore, entitled to great weight.
Ho rcoudiates utterly the paludal the-
orv of mninri.a that i. that mninnn ,.
of exclusively produced by the putrid cm-
in anauons oi swamps ami marsnes. un
lno contrary, no units tnat it is pro-
"uceu in sous of tho most varied com-
msiiiuu, wunout iuo presence oi any
putrefaction whatever, and is duo to
tho prcsonco of a specific living vege
table germ, inis germ may exist in
soils without poisoning tlio atmosphere,
remaining inert for j ears, oven for cen
turies, retaining its vitality, however,
and becoming activo only when certain
necessary conditions are present,
These conditions, tho concurrence of
which is indispcnsablo for the produc
tion of malaria, aro threo in number,
viz. : A temperature which does not
fall far below 67.5 degrees Fahrenheit,
a very modcrato degrco of permanent
humidity of tho soil, and tho direct ac
tion of tho oxygen of tho air upon tho
strata of earth containing tho malarial
Such being tho factors in tho case,
what can bo dono to rcmovo one or
moro of them, and thus render malari
ous regions more salubrious? In the
first place naturo makes localities
healthy during certain seasons by tak
ing away tho factor of heat thero be
ing less malarial infection in winter
than in summer. But this means is
obviously beyond the reach of man, nor
is it at all certain that it would bo ef
fective in this country if within his
reach, for every physician has noted
the fact, that, whilo malarial diseases
prevail to a less degree in frosty weath
er, yet old cases have relapses and
new cases occur even in midwinter.
The second means of prevention con
sists in depriving the ground of it
moisture by some system of drainage,
by cultivation of plants and trees which
consumo a largo amount of water in
their growth, or by tho destruction of
dense forests which prevent the rays of
the sun reaching and drying the soil.
Much hope was placed in the cucalyp
tus tree as a means of extracting
moisture from tho ground, but the ex
perience with it, for Italy at least, is
The third method, of purification is
to prevent tho direct Uon of the oxy
gen of tho air upon'tfio infected strata
of soil. This has been successfully
accomplished by the system of over
laying, which consists in covering tho
infected ground with thick layers of
uninfected earth, at tho samo time em
ploying thorough systems of surface
and underground drainage Regions
about Rome heretofore malarious have
been benefited by macadamizing and
turning tne grounu.
In districts where malaria prevails in
a pernicious form it is difficult to carry
out large works of improvement, such
as the forced cultivation of the soil,
because of the sickness of the laborers.
Professor Crudcli has, therefore, been
devoting the last few years to a search
for means to increase the power of re
sistance of tho human organism to the
attacks of malaria. Acknowledging
tho great value of quinine and arsenic,
as preventative and curative, ho has
still sought to discover a cheaper,
harmless and yet effective remedy, and
this h believes ho has found in tho or
dinary lemon. lie docs not claim the
discovery as original with himself, or
indeed with any physician, but candid
ly acknowledges the remedy to be of
popular origin, and with true scientific
spirit seeks knowledge, not only in the
exactrescarches of the laboratory, but
also in tho cvery-day experience ol
common people. He advises that a de
coction of lemon bo made as follows:
cut up one lemon, peel and all, into
thin slices, put it into threo glassfuis of
water, and boil it down to one irlassful.
Strain the liquid through liucn, squeez
ing thoroughly the remains of the boil
ed lemon, and set it aside to cool.
Drink tho whole amount when fasting.
As the decoction possesses cathartic
properties, the dose should not bo re
peated too frequently, not moro than
once adaj-, or every other day, accord
ing to individual susceptibility.
Clay Ah An Orator.
Henry Clay, as secretary of state, was
the most important member of Mr.
Adams' cabinet. Ho had obtained his
position, it was asserted, by a bargain,
and this was flung inhis facowith great
pertinacity by his political opponents.
The foreign policy of the administra
tion, which encouraged the appoint
ment of a minister to represent tho
United States in tho congress of Amer
ican republics at Pan tma, although in
accordanco with the"Monroc doctrine,"
was denounced as federalism. Mr. Clay,
who had never been a federalist, did
not wish to be regarded as a restorer of
tho old federal party, and ho accor
dingly began to create tho whig party,
of which he naturally became the lead
er. Mr. Clay made a good secretary of
state; but his placo was in congress,
for ho was formed by nature for a pop
ular orator. He was tall and thin, with
a rather small head and gray eyes,
which peered forth less voluminously
than would have been expectrd in one
Eosscssing eminent control of language.
is noso was straight, his upper lip
long, and his under jaw light. His
mouth, of generous width, straight when
ho was silent, and curving upward at
the corners as he spoke or smiled, was
singularly graceful, indicating more
than any other feature the clastic play
of his mind. When he enchanted large
audiences, his features were lighted up
by a winning smile, the gestures of his
long arms wero graceful, and the gen
tle accents of his mellow voice were
persuasive and winning. Yet there has
never been a more imperious despot in
political affairs than Mr. Clay. lie re
garded himself as the head-center of
his party "Vclat, e'est tnoC and ho
wanted everything utilized for his ad
vancement. Tho other members of the
cabinet soon espoused his course, or
became the partisans of Gen. Jackson,
and Mr. Adams found himi.olf deserted
by those whose support he- had reason
to expect Ben: l'erley 1'one in Boston
Alexander Mason, a well-known man
about town, a particularly frequent
lounger about the Morton House, New
York, was coming out of his residence
a fnnr ntrnninrra nrrn whnn fin maf Ii1
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a uozen ineui; wuu were auuub tu ea
ter in a body. They started back on
seeing him. He asked for an explana
tion, and they read to him tho death
notico of Alexander Mason at a house
just two doors away. And it was not
a fictitious notice either. Bnt tho
strange part of it was that the dead
man of that name was utterly unknown
to Mr. Mason. Ho had been his neigh
bor for years, yet he had never seen or
heard of him.
A creditor having knocked at tho
door.the fast youngman's simple-hcart-d
servant opens it. "Is your master
in?" "I can not say, sir; I will see."
"Tell him I have gone traveling," says
the young man. Tho servant does so.
"Hum! When'H ho return from his
journey?" says tho disappointed credi
tor. "I don't know sir. But" as a
happv thought strikes
j. tii q
and ask him, sir." Frenclt Paper.
A Detroit lawyer thinks divorces
should bo granted under tho title of
Within ten years the Union will prob
ably number forty-eight instead of thirty-eight
Railroad President Jewett's salary
has been 810,000 a year for ten years.
He can afford to retire.
It costs moro to maintain the city of
Boston, in proportion to population,
than any other city in the United States.
The statisticians aro "onto" every
thing nowadays. Their latest discovery
is that black eyes aro increasing in Eu
rope. A philosopher says tho bone collar
button has done moro to release man
from the tyranny of woman than all
the philosophical works on humanity
Major Edwards, the fat editor of the
Fargo (D. T.) Argus, is believed to bo
tho biggest man in tho newspaper bus
iness in the United St ites. Ho is said
to tip the beam at 310 pounds.
Up to date, nine authors of the ex
pression of "paint tho town red" have
appeared, and when the search is pros
ecuted further, as it will be, several
moro will probably be discovered.
So plentiful and cheap is natural gas
in Pittsburg that it is being ued exten
sively m piace oi coal. All it costs is
the boring of a well and the pipe in
which to convoy it to the place of use.
If tho supply should prove permanent,
it will dnvo coal out of the market.
The investigation into the practical
utility of the natural gas of Western
Pennsylvania is being pushed into var
ious branches of industry with promis
ing results. Tho reservoirs furnish a
steady and reliablo supply of gas, which
is useful for light, and in quantities ser
viceable for manufacturing fuel. It
has just been discovered that it makes
perfect glass for lenses and can bo
successfully used in annealing glass.
Recently a curious incident happened
to the Belgian lion which surmounts
the Prussian mound on tho battle field
of Waterloo. Some French soldiers
were passing there, and, naturally feel
ing iudignant at tho monument com
memorating their nation's defeat, they
ascended the mound and hacked off the
tail of the lion with their swords. Of
course, tho French Foreign Minister
had to apologize for the act, but, all
the same, the English Government
had to buy Mr. Lion a new tail and
screw it on.
The Brazilian expresses half his ideas
by means of a hiss. If he wishes to
call the attention of a waiter he does
it with a hiss; if he finds' it necessary
to curse tho lagging gait of his mule,
it is a hiss that conveys the impreca
tion. The sibilant sound is softened
somewhat In its utterance by the lips,
and it is remarkablo how far it may be
transmitted through a din. It requires
less expenditure of vitality to utter a
hiss than an articulate word, and in
Brazil a saving of vitality, however
small, is not despised.
Here is a description of a Nebraska
S'rl: "A beautiful cowgirl lives near
arkel, Taylor County, Neb. Sho
owns somo stock, which sho personally
looks after. At a recent roundup her
dazzling beauty and graceful horse
manship were wonderful to behold. A
yearling broke from the herd, which
three cowboys failed to confine, when
the beautiful girl dashed out after it,
roping on the second circle, and pulled
it by tne horn of her saddle into the
herd. The boys shouted, wept, and
nover ceased to love."
Tho prettiest girl in Brooklyn is a lit
tlo Italian paper vendor who meanders
about the Fulton Ferry landing on the
Brooklyn side every day and night of
the week. She is only twelve years
old, and came from Palermo, Italy,
with her blind mother last spring. She
has an Albino's hair and skin, but won
drous coal-black eyes and classic fea
tures, combined with pearly teeth and
a voice like a bird's. She is said to be
the subject of a coming picture, enti
tled "Dawn," from the brush of a dis
tinguished Brooklyn artist.
The honor of being a member of the
new German State Council is a pretty
coatly one. Tho members receive no
pay, not even free passes over tho rail
roads, and have to defray the expenses
of their temporary sojourn in Berlin
out of their own pockets. If the honor
and exalted character of tho member
ship of that body be kept up, this stato
of things cannot bo helped. Prince
Bismarck, moreover, would never al
low the existence of the Council to be
made dependent upon the House of
Representatives by asking for an ap
propriation. An extraordinary ride, undertaken
by a young- woman named Margaret
Grice McNatnara for revenge, is report
ed from Australia. The young woman
considered that sho had received somo
injury at the hands of a police trooper
named Power, and resolved to pursue
him in order to seek revenge. She dis
guised herself as a bushman and ob
tained a pack horse. Sho carried a
loaded revolver with her, and had trav
eled 1,700 miles on horseback when she
was arrested at a place called Quoro,
before she had an opportunity to ac
complish her purpose.
The Reese River Valley, in Western
Nevada, is about 150 miles long, but
the river Itself is very much longer.
The valley was evidently not intended
to fit tho river, but the river to fit the
valley.g In fact, that eccentric stream
runs over and about tho valley, up and
down, sideways and all other ways,
considerably on the surface, but fre
quently taking a dive and disappearing
through some subterranean channel for
miles at a stretch. The stream runs in
continuous series of bold curves and
angles, without one straight section of
a dozen yards in its whole length.
If pulled out straight it would be forty
times as long as the valley.
A famous aeronaut says that no bal
loon has ever gone over a second sun
set. 'Jhe moment the sun goes down
the gas condenses and you get through
the night better than the day. But the
next day, in the presence of the sun,
the gas expands and you mount to great
elevations, but ever mount the balloon
makes cripples its power, and it is only
a question of hours, if not minute?,
how long you can keep up. If an aero
naut could have forty-eight hours of
night ho could travel a great ditanee.
The highest rate of speed he had ever
attained, even with a strong wind
blowing, was eighty miles an hour.
B. P. Shillabcr (Mrs. Partington)
lays: "I think Major Ben: Pcrley Pooro
inaugurated the novelty of eccentric
betting more than forty years ago by
wheeling, as a penalty for an opinion
that was not sustained by an election,
a barrel of apples from his farm in
Newbury to the Trcniont House in Bos
ton, which tickled tho masses hugely.
The distance was some forty miles, aud
the gallant Major took his own time
'ormwueeiiu ins uuiueu a uenuiu
Souse, would return nome ana rest at
night. He was, if I remember, about a
week in accomplishing his task, and
his reception in Boston was an ovation."
A company in New Jersey is making
paper counterpanes and pillow shams.
rjA 1 tVIA Hill mrtAA S m . .1 A V .
.u. luoiiuia jjiipur is usu, iwo largo
sheets held together by small twine at
intervals of three or four inches, gam
med so as to stick tho sheets together
where the twine lies. The twine
strengthens the paper, The margin
of tho counterpane has ahem, in which
there is moro of the twine to keep it
from tearing. Beautiful designs aro
printed upon the pillow shams, which
make a very neat appearance. When
they become wrinkled they can bo
made smooth by hot flat-irons. They
retail at 75 cents a set. The counter
pane can be left on the bed when it la
occupied, if so desired, and in cold
weather it will bo found a very neat
and warm article, of bed clothing, since
the paper will prevent the escape of
heat about as well as a woolen blanket
Proposing in Texas.
They manage these things differently
in Texas. This is how a fond couple
came to an understanding, according
to one who pretends to know. He sits
on one side of tho room in a big white
rocking-chair; sho on the other side La
a little white oak rocking-chair. A
long-eared deer-hound is by his side, a
basket of sewing by hers. Both the
jroung people rock incessantly. Ho
sighs heavily and looks out of the west
window at a myrtle tree; she sighs
lightly and gazes out of the east win
dow at tho turnip patch. At last he
"This is mighty good weather for
"Tis that," the lady responds, "if we
had any to pick."
The rocking continues.
"What's your dog's name?" asked
"Cooncy!" Anothersigh-broken still
ness. "What's he good for?"
"What's he good for?" says he, ab
stractedly. "Your dog, Cooncy."
"For ketcning 'possums."
suence lor nail an hour.
"He looks like a deer-hound."
"Ho is, but he's sort bellowsed, an'
gettin' old an' slow, an' ho ain't no
count on a cold trail."
In the quiet ten minutes that ensues
she takes two stiches in her quilt, a
gorgeous affair, made after the pattern
called "Rose of Sharon."
"Your ma raising many chickens?"
Then moro rocking, and somehow the
big rocking-chair and the little rocking
chair are jammed side by side, and rock
"Jfakin' quilts?" he observes.
"Yes" she replies, brightening"-pp,
for she is jreat on quilts. "I've just
finished a gorgeous 'Eagle of Brazil,' a
Setting Sun and Nation's Pride.
Have you ever saw tho 'Yellow Rose of
the Prairie?' "
More silence. Then he says:
"Do you love cabbage?"
"I do that."
Presently his hand is accidentally
placed on hers, of which she does not
seem to be at all aware. Then he sud
"Pse a great mind to bito you."
"What have you a great mind to bite
"Kaso you won't have me."
"Jvase you ain't axed me."
"Well, now, I ax you."
"Then, now, I has you."
Cooney dreams he hears a sound of
kissing and next day the young nr
foes after a marriage license. Cham
m i s
A mole-catcher is a picturesque per
sonage, more interesting in his life and
surroundings than many better known
or prettier types of life. He can hold
hL own with many game keepers and
the country characters which abound
where leaves are green and fields are
Slowed and waters are clear, though he
as nothing more terrible to hide in the
earth than a wooden trap, and all the
skill he possesses is his own experience
of cunning. Ho follows his work as
silent as tho moles themselves, and his
humble earnestness would stand many
a preacher in good stead.
We might, with a little wit, make fan
of his old clothes, his leather gaiters,
his soiled knees, his battered hat, and
rough hands, and compare him to a
scarecrow; but the moment we talk to
him we find what a store of strange ob
servations have been gathered np by
those cute eyes, observations which his
wife at night by the fireside alone
shares, add we begin to consider what
an immense debt we dwellers in cities
owe this rustic for keeping down the
moles and preserving the crops. As
you travel on tho highway you see the
rude molc-catchcrdown on his knees at
work, with his hands in the soil bless
ing the ground by playing havoc with
tho black vermin; and wherever the
marks of his knees have been the land
Srospers and grows green in spring.
is hands arc so stiff with rheumatics
that they can hardly close, and his
eyes are always among his feet, "as if,"
he says with a wan smile, "he wu in
search of half a crown he had lost in
his young days." Yet in fact his oc
cupation is an artificial one, and has
been brought about by high farming
and game preservation. "Weasels,"
he remarks, "destroy moles like smoke.
God has ayo one vermin to keep down
The gamekeepers have destroyed
many weasels, artificial means have to
be taken to destroy moles. Looking
from tho window of a railway carriage
at the solitary figure on the field, you
would think ho lias about the most
lonely and wearisome work on the face
of the earth; but old Jim says: "Man,
I never weary. I'm aye seeing some
thing new. Faith, the moles'll no al
low one to be idle or weary. So I
whiles think my auld watch has ta'en
fright an' leaped an hour or two, tho
tiaie flees by so quick. You set a man
to kill moles, an" faith, he'll never
weary." "It's fine," continued he,
and tho remark was that of a healthy
man, "it'stine to be tired at night after
a long and a hard day's work, and to
fall asleep as your cheek kisses the pil
low. A hard day's work has a good
night's rest." Any open-air work like
mole-catching makes one sane-minded
and moderate in thought, and gives one
a natural life. Qoodnords.
At the battle of Gettysburg, one of
the Union burial parties buried eighty
Federal boliliers in one trench. They
were all from a New York regiment,
and all had seemingly been killed by
one volley. They were almost in line,
taking up but little more room than
live men. All of them were shot about
the hips, and not one of them appar
ently lived ten minutes after being hit
1 leaviiuT U at some wayside ian or f arm-
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