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Springfield Globe -Republic
1"II1 i-"MHIVK,I13i-1l GI.OllE,
Vol fine IV. Number lOO.
SPKINGFIEIJ), OHIO, TUESDAY 'EVENING, JAKXTAKY 6, 1885
I THE HPKIIVOF'IEIVO UEPUBIJC
I Volume XXX. Number aoo.
OWEN, PlXLEY t CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee: Partly
cloudy w eatber, rains generally followed by
(air weather; lightly colder in west portion;
slight rise followed by falling temjierature in
It's better to sell than to brush.
Makes less work. Counts in the till.
Theu nain there's more near in a Suit
sold now than if semi-weekly brushed
for a j ear.
Continued brushing makes "ping"
stock; plug- stoek tsstull we don't want
ami j ou don't want, nobody wants. Wc
sec to this part or our business ami sell
while jou do want.
The $20 (Jlobe Mill Cassimerc Suits
are in the hcightl! of fashion now ma
terial bright uml new. People want
these, but ifthey were kept ami brushed,
brushed and kept through until another
season nobody would want.
The same might be said of other lines
we let go for almost nothing. You gaiu
b) hit) ins and we don't consider wc
lose by selling. 'o loss in closing
broken lines when jou consider wear
and tear and other depreciations conse
quent nin a ) ear's scrapimr, parking
and unpacking, loss of interest, etc.
The Men's $!l All Wool Cavsimerc
Frock Suit, cut from $15 and $IC, are
better sold than kept, etcn if we don't
make our little 10 per cent. Nothing
Is allowed to gel old among houses that
know their business. We ought to
know, ir we don't. So with the 5 to 12
year Hoys' Oicrcoats; they better go
for a dollar each than to be kept and
doctored for three hundred and sixty
lire days waiting for season to sell
them. So with all broken lines. The
Surtout Overcoats vie mentioned last
week, cut from $15 to $12 prores. But
one left to-day.
Wc got sick and tired of brushing a
certain line of Cants and trying to
make people belieie they wanted them
at $2 when they knew better; we broke
the price to $1.50, less than cost, but
still vte brushed: we make them now
$1 and thej're wanted, and going. West
Xowwilh the Underwear sale. We
don't propose tD dust these heavy
weights through till another season,
wailing for our little 10 percent profit.
We'd rather thcj'd go now, even at a
loss. HEXCK FR0J1 TUESDAY
MORMMJ TILL SATURDAY M(i!IT,
the rest yon'll Hud iu )esterdaj's paper.
"Shakespeare never repeats."
In our Children's stoek wc find our
house has made an error in the jdiauoJ
of cue particular garment. They
doubtless in'ended the garment for 2 to
7 years Hoys' Wear, but the shape is
identical vtith those worn by little girls,
bojs won't have them, but girls might
if their mamas werewilling. They are
of heaiy light colored diagonal mate
rial, with long capes and seal brown
silk plush trimming nearly a linger
deep: originally the price was $13,
afterwards cut to $'.(, and now to close
the live remaining we'll take ,$5 each,
llow is this Tor a 20 cent cut !
In lot 5201 Men's (Jray Melton Over
coats we ha) e the folio vtintr sizes left:
37, SO, 37, 3S, 7, 30, 31'., 3S, 37, 38,
3S 36. These (Vats at the price are
simply marels of cheapness. Rctneni
ber the lot and look at them, and if not
found equal ml up to auvthing to be
found in this or any other market for
$10, don't buj; our price is $(! each.
owi:.v, rixLM" a. co.,
Springfield's Oiilj One-Price Clothiers.
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urn: ui:st -.ooi
l.WFLUXG, 5 KOOM8
y and li-usciueit Lilcben
water up ana aown
On St. K.llronJ Enquire ol film. Sharp
I WORTH'S FKEStil SVSTUV1 OF CUTTING
l and fitting: lr i in predion . no measurement)
tiken, taught br" Mrs. 11 1: llrorn, 01 S. spring
M. late uf 2ncm York". Ali-tdresrua.in.
I OST-HKOWN WATUI- SPANIEL l'UI'I'Y
i female. FinJer rlea-so return, collect an;
cust deteuliuu, to Auuln, isStoulh Center St.
Thirty years ago a young man who
had acquired oxpetience, knowledge
and reputation, and perhaps saved a
couple of hundied in the employment
of a considerable mercantile or manu
facturing linn, otild start on his own
account as a broker or other business
intermediary, transacting the actual
sales and purclut-cs, mastering and
conducting tho details which his em
plovers could afford to neglect, doing
in bis department the work of a score
or more of different firms, needing lit
tle capital but the confidence of his
ori"iual employers and those with
w bom ho had been brought into con
tact in their service. Commerce could
afford liberal commissions; shrewdness,
foresight and diligence secured a
minor"but valuable share of the profits
made iu tlio long roundabout passage
between the original producer and the
ultimate consumer. Nowadays the
steps are much fewer; ono intermediary
after another has been suppressed. The
liiunufacturor buys his materials, not
perhaps from the actual producer, but
from his factor. Orders are sent direct
by telegraph, commissions arecompar
ativelv'few and scanty, and the brokers
who vet remain are compelled to securo
business bv services which only consid
erable capital can afford. Tho business
of large, and even long-established
lirms Is seriously reduced, the smaller,
one after another have disappeared or
been absorbed; and the opportunities
for new men with no capital but brains
and character are yearly more and
. more contracted. The professions are
" crowded, competition has in many
cases reduced their remuneration, gen
erally divided the business among a
greater number; and even where the
heads of a profession make as much or
more money than ever the juniors are
compelled to wait longer and work
harder and longer- Macimllaii's Magazine
The Great Show Doing as Well as
Could be Expected.
Governor Cleveland Resigns.
Washington-, January 5. Scnati Mr.
Morrill, of Vermont, was sworn in.
Atuong the petitions presented was one by
Mr. Sherman from the Society of Friends,
praying that prorision be made in the pend
ing Spanish treaty for the settlement by ar
bitration ot any difference that may arise be
tween Sjiain and the United States. Re
ferred. Several bills were introduced and referred.
By Mr. Beck, to create a revenue commis
sion. Mr. Voorhees To repeal tho statute of
limitations on allowance ot pension arrears
aud to regulate proof in pension cases.
Mr. Voorhees also introduced a concurrent
resolution extending the thanks of Congress
to Commodore Schley, Lieutenant Emery
and all the officers and men ot the ships
Alert, Bear, Thetis and Loch Garry for dar
ing and skill displayed by them in their res
cue of the survivors of the Greely Arctic ex
Among the bills passed was one authoriz
ing the payment of $3,100 to Pearson C.
Montgomery, of Memphis, Tenn., for compen
sation for property taken from him and used
by the Unitad States during the late war.
The inter-State Commerce bill was dis
cussed and the Senate went into executive
Iiocsi. Mr. John A. Swop was sworn iu
in place ot Duncan, Pa., deceased.
Mr. Herbert introduced preamble and reso
lution of inquiry as to authority of the Presi
dent in appointing Kasson and Sanfnrd as
delegates to the Congo Contetence.
Bills were presented and referred.
Mr. Hunt Appropriating $1,000,000 for
the erection of a public building at New
Mr. Hopkins To provide for the erection
of public buildings. It appropriates $5,000,
000 for the erection ot public buildings in
such cities as May bo thought advisable by
the Commission, consisting of the Secretaries
of the Treasury and Iaterior, Postmaster Gen
eral and Attorney General.
Mr. Breckenridge To provide for the
creation of a river and harbor department.
Mr. Uisrock moved to suspend the rules
and pass a bill abolishing the internal reve
nue tax on tobacco, cigars, muff, cigarettes
and cheroots, the tax on distilled spirits used
for mechanical and manufacturing purposes,
the special tax on dealers in tobacco, and the
tax on liquors distilled wholly from fruit.
Mr. Hifcock said the bill would reduce the
revenue ot the government nearly "$50,
000,000, and he believed it would be a good
thing to have the revenues decreased X.3 that
Mr. O'Neill (Missouri) said the purpose ot
the bill was to protect a certain peculiar set
of industries which were already robbing the
people. It meant to protect the salt interest
of the gentleman from New York (Hiscock).
It meant to protect the sugar of Louisiana.
This Congress would do nothing on the tariff
question. It would at least avoid the stu
pendous blunder ot passing this bill.
After a lengthy debate the motion to sus
pend the rules and pass tb bill was lost
yeas 78, nays 127.
Mr. Keifer moved to suspend the rules and
Like from the Speaker's table the Mexican
pension bill and concur in all the Senate
Mr. Ifammom, in opposition to the motion,
said the Mexican pension bill which passed
the House he heartily approved. The Senate
bad engrafted upon its amendments to the
eiibion bill all the federal soldiers ol the late
wmi. He did not know how much this
would take Irom the treasury, but it would
entail upon the people an immense burden of
Mr. Keifer and J. D. Taylor (O.) character
ized as extravagant the estimate of the
amount to be taken out of the treasury by tbe
bill, and maintained it would not require the
appropriation ot more than $17,000,000 an
nually to meet its provisions.
Mr. Warner (O.) held the principle of the
bill, if followed out, would result in the ex
penditure ot not less than $2,500,000,000
The principle of granting service pensions
The motion to suspend the rales and con
cur in the Senate amendments was lost yeas
129, nays 35, not the necessary two-thirds in
Mr. Collins moved to suspend tbe rules and
adopt the resolution making the Senate bill
to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy
continuing the special order for Thursday,
The motion was lost
W.shij.gtox, January C. . Hocsx Mr.
Ellis, Committee of Appropriations, reported
joitt resolution appropriating $50,000 for
support of the destitute.
Tbe House then went into Committee of
the Whole, Rogers, Arkansas, in the chair, on
the Pension Appropriation bill.
ICeiointuc Work The Grain Supply.
Chicago, January C. The President of
the North Chicago Rolling Mill Company
states that the mills in this city will resume
operations in about three weeks. The mills
will employ about 2,000 men. The state
ment heretofore made by the Associated
Press that the owners of tbe mill had nego
tiated with employes direct without treat
ing with the Amalgamated Association
as to rate of wages is verified as applying to
mills in this city.
The risible supply of grain January 3, as
reported by the secretary of the Chicago
board of trade, is: Wheat, 47.9S2.000 bush
els; coru, "1,024,000 bushels; oats, 2,006,000;
rye, 435,000 bushels; barley? 1,787,000
bushels. Grain in store at Chicago Janu
ary 3: Wheat, 13,058,000 bushels; corn,
1,824,000 bushels; oats, 1,825,000 bushels;
oats, 437,000 bushels; rye, 101,000 bushels;
Wheat at Chicago.
Chicago, January 6. Wheat is active but
unsettled. It rose to-day to within j of a
cent of top prices yesterday and fell back
Flnaacea of tna Kapoalllon.
Nxw Orlxass, January C Director Gen
eral Burke states that two thousand men
were at workday and night in rain and mud
during last month at the exposition ground.
Our laborers have been paid up to last week's
rolls, and a large part of these rolls hae
been paid. The balance is being paid from
day to day.
New Oelia&s, January 6. Begfnning on
the first of January all receipts were first ap
plied to operating expenses, which have been
reduced to a low figure. The surplus has
been applied to back indebtedness. The re
ceipts are ample for current expenses even
during bad weather. With fair weather the
ravenue will be ten times the amount
of the expenses. When asked
it the exposition management would
apply to Congress for aid. Director
General Burke said the board had expressed
no such intention. The board will apply to
our own people to increase all subscriptions
and pay the amounts due, and the expo
sition, he thinks, will be perfectly able to
carry itself without aid from the govern
Chicago, January C. Judge Blodgelt, in
the U. S. Court this morning, decreed the
foreclosure of mortgage held by the Union
Mutual Life Insurance Company, of Cincin
nati, against the Chicago University fur $150,
000, with accrued interest and attorneys' tees,
amounting to $31,000 additional. He also
dismissed the intervening petition and bill
of the Chicago Astronomical Society's
seeking a mortgage. In the observatory ot
tbe college is the great telescope of the Astro
nomical society. Under a dedication of land
to tbe college by the late Stephen A. Douglas
the claim was urged that the mortgage could
not be made a lien against tbe property.
Raductlon of Rates.
Dcbi-q.uk, Iowa, January C. The Illinois
Central road announced yesterday that here
after rates on their trains from Dubuque to
Chicago would be reduced from one to three
cents on tbe hundred weight. Rates on oats
from Dubuque to New Orleans have been re
duced to thirty-three cents, aad from points
between Fort Dodge and Lemars to New
Orleans, to forty-five cents, with privilege of
stopping here to be sacked free.
Chicago, January C. The Daily News
prints a Springfield, 111., special, which inti
mates that Senator Rugor, cbused as a Re
publican, will act with the Democrats, and
that he aims at the presidency of the Senate.
Tbe statemant is also made that Gen. Logan
has been asked to go to Springfield, and that
he will reach there next Thursday.
Oar. Cleveland Realgiu, to do Up
Albany, January 6. Governor Grover
Cleveland sent the following to the Legis
lature shortly alter noon :
Albany, Exiccti . x Cham bib, "
January 5th, 1884. J
To the legislature: I hereby resign the
office of Governor of New York.
Fatal Railwnr Accident.
San Juan Dil-Sdb, via Galveston, Janu
ary 6. Friday evening a train from the
south left the track, and seven were killed
and sixteen wounded. Tbe victims are well
known people. There is great consternation.
Three cars were completely destroyed.
Washington, January C. For Ohio Val
ley and Tennessee Partly cloudy weather
rains, generally followed by fair weather;
slightly colder in west portion; slight rise,
followed by falling temperature in east por
tion. Wheat Supply In Blew York.
New Yohk, January 6. The visible sup
ply of wheat is 43,366,000 bushels; visible
supply ot corn 4,754,000.
Morton's Senatorial Hooui.
Albany, N. Y., January C. Geo. B.
Erwin was elected Speaker of the Assembly.
New York LegUlnture.
New Yoke, January C. The Senate
Assembly have organized.
Wheat In New York. R
New York, January C. Wheat is stronger,
white, 92 a 92; May, 97$.
Uladstone Still Better.
London, January C. Gladstone's health
continues to improve.
JV-SWS XOTXS A.MD POIX1M.
II. W. Oliver, bead of one of the heaviest
iron manufacturing establishments in the
country, says that in his belief the lowest
point of tbe financial depression has been
reached and that within a short time all the
manufacturing establishments will be running
The London correspondent of the New
York Tribune hears that Lord Coleridge has
not heard the last cl the Adams aSair. His
involuntary son-in-law is likely to sue him
as well as his son. Mr. Adams has married
the elderly young lady aud seems prepared to
give her family a lively time.
The net funded debt of New York City is
$2,047,000, and the Us rate tor 1835 is 2.35
Madame Materna made her first appearance
in opera at tbe Metropolitan Opera House,
New York, Monday night.
Tbe National ltauk Examiner reports that
the defalcation ot the National Bank of Lex
ington, Ky., will reach $30,000.
Six hundred meu and boys at the Belmont
colliery, Mt. Carmel, Pa., struck against a re
duction of ten per cent, in wages.
The investigation into the conduct of Mar
shal Wright at the late election was resumed
Monday, in Cincinnati, by the House Com
mittee. The cigar makers at Henry Feltman's lac
tory, Covington, Ky., went out on a strike
because of a reduction of one dollar per
thousand on all classes of work.
Geo. Z. Erwin, the Morton candidate for
Speaker of the New York Assembly, was
nominated by acclamation. This is believed
to dispose of the opposition to Morton's
C. F. Henderson was arrested at Piqui, O.,
and is held in $1,500 bonds by the U. S.
authorities at Cincinnati, to answer the
charge ot raising postal notes. He is sup
posed to be the author ot the forgeries prac
ticed on postmasters throughout Southern
It was J. E. Haines, and not J. E. Harris,
who was arrested for gambling Sunday.
Tho Story off a ilnrueaa.
During the Brigade Encampment here last
August Mayor Constantine procured a set of
heavy harness from a colored man named
William Harrison for use on the battle field
during the sham battle. After the encamp
ment broke up, Harrison went to Mayor
Constantine and told him that the
harness had never been returned.
Alter learning all that he could in
regard to them Mayor Constantine paid Har
rison $17 for tbe harness.
Officers Hughes and Croft heard ot the
transaction and determined to watch Harrison.
They finally came to the conclusion that Har
rison still bad the harness, and this
morning they went to him and stated
their opinion. Harrison stoutly denied
having the harnca., saying that be had never
seen it since it was taken away. Tbe
officers were not to be put offin this manner,
however, and Harrison readily consented to
their searching the house. Officer Croft
stood down stairs to see, that the harness
was not removed, and Oflicei Hughes
went upstairs and began his search.
The officer's efforts i were re
warded sooner than he expected.
Stepping into tbe front room, be saw several
blankets lying on the floor, and raising these
discovered the harness. Harrison was non
plussed for a few moments, but finally stated
that he had found the harness tour weeks
ago on the ground where the sbam
battle had been fought Both tbe man
and the harness were talaen to the Mavor's
office. The Mayor wasaotnn, and as the offi
cers did not know what disposition to make
of the ca.e, they allowed Harmon to go, but
he can be artested at any nme, as there is no
danger of his leaving town. The officers de
serve credit for the manner in which they
worked up the case.
Yesterday atternoon Dr. J. II. Reynolds
was called out near Trtmoht to attend a mtn
named Oscar Ingersoll, iu unmarried man
aged 43 years. After making an examina
tion Dr. Reynold pronounced the man crazy,
and an effort will be made to get him into
tbe Asylum. Ingersoll fetms to be perfectly
sane on all subjects except religion, but on
this he is decidedly daft.
Word was received last night by teleph me
that a bay miie belonging to a man named
Muzzy, at Clifton, bad U.en stolen early in
the morning, and also a bay horse and Jag
ger wagon from a man named Magruder, at
Xenia. Mr. Magruder is in the city to-day.
There will be a special meeting of the Wo
man's Relief Corps at the Grand Army ball
to-morrow afternoon at three o'clock. The
call is issued by Mrs. D. C. Putnam, President.
Not One, But Two.
The old notion that the man and
wife are one and that the man is the
"ono" has received a rsad blow in Cali
fornia. Too Chcong, a Chinaman resi
dent in that State, having taken a cer
tificate which entitled him to return
went to China and got him a wife from
tho almond-eyed niahjens of the Flow-
"CfjrrKIdgdbin.- -Bathod ic bliss the
only truo bath a true Celestial permits
himself Too returned to San Francis
co with his blushing bride. As he pre
pared to land he was met by the stern
official of the Custom House, who posi
tively forbade Madame Too to set her
ridiculously distorted foot on Califor
nian soil. The Restriction act was
"agin it," ho said, in substance; and
without a certificate from her Govern
ment required for Chineso non-laborers
she could not land. Too Cheong could
go ashore; but Mrs. Too must return.
In Tain Too urged that ho and his
wife wero one, as h. had often been
told on his American sojourn. Tho
Custom House officer could not sse the
matter in that sentimental li"hL Offi
cially he was compelled to look upon
them in an arithmetic light, and in that
aspect they certainly were two.
The courts were appealed to, but the
courts also took an arithmetic view of
the matter. Ono judge held that tho
wifo did not tako the status of her hus
band, and being a non-laborer could
not come in under tho Restriction act.
Another judge held that the wifo did
tako the status of the husband and be
came a laborer by marrying a laborer.
Rut being a laborer she came also un
der the Restriction act and could not
This is hard on tho particular China
man and Chinawoman iuvolved; but it
is an advantage to the world at large
to know that the old-time doctrine as
to "oneness" in marriage is no longer
held. It is only another instance of tho
individual suffering for tho benefit of
Gen. Custer as a Ladies' Man.
Gen. Custer was very fond of ladies'
society, but was nover what is called a
"married flirt." Ho enjoyed tho socie
ty ol ladies because they were pretty,
or bright, or intelligent. He was too
true to his wifo ever to have been a flirt.
He visited tho house of a young lady
friend of mine very frequently when he
was in Now York; they nad known each
other for years, and were tho best of
friends. The waiter, William, being
a now hand at the door, evidently took
Gen. Custer for a beau of his young
mistress, and to her great amusement
always announced "the general" in tho
most confidential whisper and just tho
faintest .suspicion of an approvingsmile.
Gen. Custer said that his manner to him
was that of a servant to a probable
master. Ono day at the dinner table,
the young lady asked particularly after
Mrs. Custer, when she was coming to
Now York, etc.etc. Well-bred servant
that he was, William almost dropped
the dish he was passing, and his com
plexion from charcoal turned to maho
gany. I think he was very, much dis
appointed, for ho greatly admired the
bravo cavalryman, and from that day
out he announced in formal tones,
"Gen. Custer!" as though there had
never been such a person as "the gen
eral" of his dreams. Washington In
dependent. m m i
The "City of Churches" is Brooklyn,
N. Y.; the "City of Masts" is London;
the "Citj of Monuments" is Baltimore,
Md.; the "City of Refuge" is Medina,
Arabia, where Mohammed took refuge
when driven by conspirators from Mec
ca; the "City of the Sun" is Baalbcc;
the "City of the Tribes" is Galway,
Ireland, the residence in 1235 of thir
teen tribes who settled there; tho
"cleanest city in the world" is Brok, in
Holland, and tho dirtiest city is
"Theie firemen must be a frivolous
set," said Mr. Spillkins, who was read
ing a paper. "Why so?" "I read in
the paper that, after tho fire was under
control, the firemen played all night on
the ruins. Why didn't they go home
and go to bed liko sensible men, instead
of romping about like children?" 2'tx
A FOKEST flKE.
It is doubtful whether a moro terri
bio or agonizing position can be con
ceived for a human being than to bo
compassed around by lire, every avenuo
of escape barred by the dovouring ele
ment, and nothing ahead but thonorri
blo certainty of oeing roasted alive,
more or less slowly according to tho
nature of tho surroundings. Ono gen
erally associates tho idea of the most
fatal and hopeless coutlajprations with
buildings, but fraught as the burning
of a large hotel or theatre may bo with
despcrato situations, there are occasion
al instances in tho free air and under
tho open canopy of heaven which may
match any liery ordeal ever bounded
by four walls. Nor have we to look so
far as the broad plains of Texas or its
adjacent tcrritenes for instances like
these. California sometimes mmnlies
situations which, while they may lack
tho grandeur of dramatic breadth of
tho prairie fire, with its herds of flee
ing buffaloes, its leagues of blazing
grasses, and its despcrato horsemen,
nevertheless involve conditions of ter
ror and peril comparable, within cir
cumscribed limits, to thoso evoked by
tho red demon of tho prairio.
Tho North of tho Gualala River,
which divides Sonoma from Mendocino
County, is ono of the principal logging
centers of the state. The high Dlufls
overhanging tho stream on cither sido
merge, in their turn, into steep slopes
reaching back into interior altitudes
covered with red-wood forests, and in
many places rendered almost impass
able by thick undergrowth or brush
known in the vernacular by tho generic
One sultry afternoon, not many sum
mers ago, the loggers and mill hands
in Harmon's MilT were taking their
customary noontide hour of rest before
resuming work. The mill and cabins
whero tho men live are built upon some
more than usually level bench land
shelving from tho river bank, while
above and beyoDd tho country slopes,
away into canons and mountain ranges
more or less denuded of timber in pro
portion to their accessibility, and hero
and there covered, in tracts sometimes
of many hundred acres in extent, with
dense scrub growth and chaparral,
through which the way farer has to work
a slow and tortuous passage, keeping
in view the general direction he desires
to travel in, and pushing his way be
tween or around tho clumps or masses
of brush as best he can. Now and
again bare patches of a few rods in
extent break the monotony of tho wil
derness of chaparral but theso are the
exceptions, and not tho rule.
"Mighty hot day," remarked Tom
Briggs, as he got up from his reclining
position, in which he, with half a dozen
more of tho mill hands, was in the
habit of taking his after-dinner 'lay-ofF
on the shady side of the dining shanty.
'Goin' to hov a purty tough time snak
in' them big logs outen Little Creek
Canon, I guess. Mout's well hitch up
them bulls an' bo done with it, though,"
he added, philosophically, knocking the
ashes out of his pipe and stretching
himself preparatory to taking his de
parture. "becms to mo tnts neat ain t natu
ral," put in Long Jim, the tie-splitter.
"There's a sort o' stifle in the air, too,
that don't seem to smell right."
"Look up yar!" exclaimed Humpy
Dick, pointing up the slopo in front;
d'ye see that glimmer in tho air? I'll
bet that's lire."
The words had scarcely left his
mouth when another logger joined tho
"Boys, bo said, hurriedly. "Littlo
Creek "Canon's afire. Ef suthin' ain't
done mighty quick we'll lose a terrible
pile o' wood, to say nothin' o' the stan
nin' timber ef she spreads to the back
The camp was soon in commotion
throughout its length and breadth.
Parties were speedily- organized and set
off iu different directions to "head off"
tho tire and arrest its progress at all
the strategic points in the neighbor
hood. Tom Bridges, the bull-whacker;
Long Jim, the tie-splitter, and Humpy
Dick, the logger, formed tho members
of ono party that started up tho right
bank of the canon. This bank was
almost denuded of trees, but thickly
covered with brush, through which the
ilames were now running riot, but
steadily moving onward and upward.
Suddenly, an exclamation from Humpy
Dick caused the party to look in tho di
rection toward which ho pointed.
There, not five hundred yards ahead of
them, but lower down the slope, could
be seen the thinly clad figure of an In
dian girl, with something in her arms,
frantically trying to make her way up
tho steep side of the canon to a point
which would be out of tho reach of the
"I swar!" cried Tom Bridges; "that's
Indian Meg. An' she's got her baby
with her. Been a-berryin , sure, an'
got caught afore she cud get out."
"Keep up the canon, Meg," shouted
Long Jim, making a speaking trumpet
of his bands. "It's yer on'y chance.
Yo'll nover get out o' the way ef ye try
to mount the hill."
Whether it was that tho girl did not
hear the advice given her by the wood
men, who were now themselves making
tho best of their way through tho chap
arral, above the track of the flames, or
whether sho considered that the safer
course lay in getting to a position, like
theirs, above the fire, it was impossible
to tell. Tho only thing certain was
that tho poor creature, who was madly
trying to steer her way through and
around tho compact masses of brush
wherever opportunity offered, would
never bo able to reach a point of safety
by following a diagonal coupled with
an uphill course. Had she kentstraight
up the canon, trusting to the wood
craft of tho loggers to head tho flames,
sho might possibly hold her own in tho
race for life, but as it was, with every
yard she progressed the flames wero
steadily and surely gaining on her.
By this time, by almost superhuman
exertions, the loggers had gained a
point nearly abreast of the front line
of the advancing fiery column. Half a
mile below them, at the bottom of tho
canon, they saw and hailed another
party of their comrades, who wero pre
paring to fire tho chaparral in front of
the mass already burnt employing tho
old tactics of stopping the fire by de
priving it of fuel, at the same time
keeping the newly fired brush well in
hand, by putting it out after it had run
a few yards. Less than two hundred
yards below them was poor Indian Meg,
now dazed and blinded by the heavy
rolling, dense blue smoke from the
burning brush scarcely fifty yards be
hind her, hugging her baby to her
breast and rushing aimlessly hither
and thither among tho masses of chap
arral she could no longer see her way
out of, but still untiring in her efforts
"Durn mo ef I kin stand that,"
shouted Long Jim with an oath, mak
ing a dash, hatchet in hand, foradense
thicket some fifty feet in advance of tho
crackling flames. "Follow me, pards,
an' see ef we can't get to Indian Meg
afore the fire. Burn the stuff right
head o' ye. Let the hull durned canon
go to mazes. jnu so saying tno
woodman disappeared among the blind
ing smoke. Ilis comrades were not
slow to follow him.
A quarter of an hour later, when tho
party which was beating out tho firo
from tho bottom of tho canon up tho
slopo came upon ono of those little open
areas, or blue patches, which occur at
intervals among tho chaparral, theyen
countered a sorrowful spectacle.
They came upon tho charred and
blackened body of Indian Meg, lyin"
faco down upon the ground, every ves
tige of scanty clothing burned away;
beside her stood Long Jim, his faco tho
color of charcoal, not a hair of his
beard or on his scalp left, his shirt anil
overalls in blackened tatters, his boots
yellow and cracked his hands and arms
blistered to a jelly, but nevertheless
holding Meg's baby, which smiled mer
rily upon the surrounding group.
"I wiu too late," said Long Jim, in
explanation, "to save the poor critter.
The Ilames bed paised over her aforo I
come. Thar she wuz, jest as ye see her
now, but the papoose was below her,
an' sho died kecpin' off the smoke from
its littlo lungs."
It was only an Indian squaw burned
and an Indian baby saved. It was only
a handful of rough woodmen engaged
in fighting a few hundred acres ofnurn
ing brush upon a Mendocino hillside;
but it may be doubted whether tho ma
terial instinct could have been more
forcibly exhibited by any .representative
of tho more civilized races, or whether
moro disinterested heroism could havo
been shown in fire or battle than on
this occasion by a simple logger of the
Gualala in an effort to savo an Indian
woman and her baby. Robert Duncan
Milne, in the Argonaut.
THE TURKISH BATH.
IU IlTglenle KOecta Opinion of Dr. Ham
montl. Much of tho literature on the subject
of the Turkish bath owes its origin to
thoso who are financially interested in
the success of the baths. As such it is,
of course, to be regarded with a cer
tain degree of skepticism. In order to
get the opinion of high and disinterest
ed medical authority in the matter. Dr.
William A, Hammond was called upon.
In response to tho question. "Is tho
Turkish bath always beneficial in its
effects?" Dr. Hammond said: "Tho
Turkish bath is generally beneficial to
a person in good health. Always i3 a
word which never occurs in a physi
cian's vocabulary. Thus the layman
might say that strawberries were al
ways healthful, but the physician knows
that the generally harmless strawberry
when eaten by certain persons will pro
duce a most violent eruption of the skin.
I am justified in saying, then, that tha
Turkish bath is generally beneficial, al
though I have known cases in which a
serious derangement of the body's func
tions had resulted from a single bath."
"In what cases aro tho baths most
"In all cases where there is a ten
dency to heart disease. Men have died
in the bath from tho aggravation of this
troublo produced by it. No one should
enter the hot room for tho first time
without having had his heart examined
ny a pnysician.
"Are you a patron of tho Turkish
bath?" was the next question.
"I used toircqueiit them," was the
reply; "but of lato havo contented my
self with a cold bath every morning. I
find that the best both for health and
"Would vou recommend that for a
person of slight physique?" asked tho
reporter with a glance at tho doctor's
"I would reccommend it for every
one with whom it agrees. That is tho
test of common sense and medical sci
ence If you remain blue and cold af
ter a bath, don't take it again while in
the samo state of health. If, on the
other hand, your system reacts, the of
fect is entirely beneficial. It you pin
me down to generalization, I should
gay that tho tepid bath is the most ben
eficial to the majority of people. The
hot bath should never bo taken in one's
When handed a long newspaper clip
ping in which it was laboriously proven
that the curse of this ago was a too
free use of soap and water, tho people
of the temperate regions growing weak
and short-lived under its application,
while the natives of the North lived to
a good old age, encased in the dirt and
train oil, the doctor characterized it as
"an elaborato argument built upon
"A person should wash once a day,"
ho continued, "with soap; for without
soap the skm will shed water liko the
plumage of a duck. Indulgence in a
Turkish bath should not be as frequent,
owing to its weakening tendencies. It
is preposterous to say that the inhabi
tants of the North outlive th se of the
South. Tfco Esquimaux are a very
short-lived race, while the negroes aro
at the other extreme. Witness tho
number of colored nurses who dandled
the Father of his Country upon their
knee and still livo to tell tho tale."
A'ctt; York Tribune.
It Scream and Soars for the Delectation ot
Admiring Sons of Scotia In -Mil.
Response of ex-Senator Doolittle at
tho banquet given by the St. Andrews
society, at Milwaukee, in responso to
tho toast: "America the Land of our
Mr. Doolittle said: In rising to re
spond to this toast, I feel myself over
whelmed by the vastness of the theme.
What tongue can tell all tfiat toast
His lips should bo touched with a live
coal from tho altar, and his soul burn
with a prophet's fire to tell what the
United States of America has been, is,
and is to be; to tell its wonderful past,
its gigantic present, and above all,
that astounding future, which no man
has yet conceived.
Think of the boundaries! It reaches
east and west across tho north temper
ate zone of a continent 2,500 miles. It
readies north and south with an aver
age width of 1,600 miles. Upon its
broad expanse a circle could be drawn
with a radius of 500 miles: a circle
with a thousand miles diameter, em
bracing lands as rich and fertile as the
famous valley of tho Nile, which,
though but seven miles in average
width and 700 miles long, was once tho
granary of Rome.
Think of its vast resources, and pro
ductions from tho soil, the forest, and
the mine; of its great variety of climate,
and yet neither frigid nor torrid; of its
mountains and rivers aud lakes; of its
cities and harbors; of its telegraphs and
telephones; of its 1"0,000 miles of rail
way on which 10,000 locomotives, at
twenty miles an hour, running night
and day, would make a distance equal
to the circuit of the globe eight times
every hour. Above all, think of its
people, wherein mingle the blood, the
best and strongest blood, of all na
tions. Do Toflueville. thattrreat Frenchman.
fifty years ago, wnen our population
was only 15,000,000, said the time
would surely come when it would be
moro than 150,000,000. That was a
startling prediction at that day, but the
census tables shows that we shall reach
that point at the middle of the next cen
tury. Irom a table before mo it appears
that at tho beginning of this century
our population was a littlo over 5,250,
000. At the middle of it it was nearly
31,500,000. Our present population is
over 50,500,000. The decade from 1850
to 1860 added 8,250,000, the decade
1860 to 1870, embracing the war per
iod, added only 7.000,000, while the one
from 1870 to 1870 added about 11.000.-000.
It seems, therefore, certain, if we are
spared from war, pestilence, and fam
ine, that by tho end of this century our
population will be about 78,000,000.
Bv the middle of tho next century, ic
the year 1950 it will reach 150,000,000,
and realize tho prediction of DeToque
ville. So that children born in 1884,
live to the age of 66 years, will behold
tho United States of America a nation
of 150,000,000, and such a people as
the world has never seen.
Scotchmen, the land of your adop
tion is the great republic of the world.
Tho prophets of old foresaw it was to
come. For it tho good men of all
lands and all times have longed and
prayed. All that had preceded it pre
pared the way for its coming. It is tho
outgrowth Ri'd heir of all the ages.
That republic welcomes you with
open arms and a warm heart. She is
proud of you, for you bring with you
the heaviest of human brains, the stur
diest manhood, great practical good
sense, incorruptible integrity, and that
courage and patriotism that will do or
And not least are you welcome be
because you bring with you tha ro
mances and ballads of Scotland the
songs of Robert Burns:
And his tho muitlc to wh06e tone
Tbo common pulse of man keeps time.
In cot or custle. mirth or moan.
In cold or sunny clime.
THE KOV OP THE PERIOD.
Some Kplgnim from Mnu Llvermor
There is a type of people affecting
Anglomania who say America is big,
but not large.
There is no fixed type of American.
Wo are too heterogeneous for that; it
will como by and by.
The typo of manhood called the
American will be the strongest, man
liest, holiest, best.
You can only make beautiful bronzes
by mixing many fine metals.
In America the great aristocracy is
that of money. It would seem as if the
nation were Bp for sale.
Every nation has its besetting sin, as
every individual has his.
We have had before us a few hundred
years ago, a dmnken ancestry. Their
heaven was an eternal drinking saloon,
and the tendency remains in us.
The American boy comes into the world
with such a history before him as no
Greek or Roman boy ever looked upon.
Tho American boy has it in his power
to clutch almost anything he may strive
It is possible for him to attain a mod
crate amount of wealth honestly.
At tho age of 50 he can look on his
fortune with the consciousness that
there is not a dirty dollar in it,
that at 50 is a great thing to be
The glamor of life is gone at 50.
Before we aro aware of it our boys
stand in men's places, but their char
acters are not formed, and they have
temptations that our forefathers never
The majority of boys are strong in
their sense of power at an early age.
Thank God, I never heard a mother
say what many men do of their boys:
"Let them come up naturally." I never
heard that doctrine advanced for any
other animal or vegetable.
Our boys are deficient in bodily train
ing. Dr. Hammond has said that nearly
every boy unfit for the United States
training-ships on account of color-blindness
or heart disease was remdered so
by heart disease
No growing boy can use tobacco with
out suffering physically. I say nothing
of the morality of the question.
Boys do not receive the moral train
ing that they ought. In fact, the girls
The boy is an upsetting thing in the
Ho has a holy horror of being useful
about the house.
With all his fault he is loveable, and
the hearts of the women go out to him.
There is scarcely a day in my life that
I do not receive the testimony of some
men as to tho worth of their mothers to
There is in these lads of ours a high
sense of honor and manliness when
What happens between then and when
they stand in the criminal's dock?
Someone has failed in their training.
Every mother must give her boy a
careful training in personal morality.
Nature never pardons.
Though all men in tho world may
teach that there is a difference between
private and public morality, do not ac
cept that doctrine for a moment.
Every boy should be taught to respect
If a lad does not get his social train
ing early in life he never gets it. This
is why we find great men sometimes
Every boy should be trained to be an
American citizen and so should every
girl. Ht. Louis Globe-Democrat.
SH'oim's Lending Counsel.
Judge Shellabarger is 64 years old
and very gray. A Washington letter
writer says: "His forehead is high,
his cheekbones hollow, and his eyes
look out from under deep brows with a
brightness which shows that the fires of
intellectual activity are burning behind
them. He has had a long public ca
reer. He was a member of the Ohio
legislature as far back as the days of
Frank Pierce. For ten years he served
in the national congress, and during
that time he took rank as one of its
most able members. He represented,
by the way, the Keifer district. He
now lives here in Washington In a fine
brick house in the fashionable north
west. He is literary in his tastes, and
was last year the president of Miss Ran
som's Classical society. He has a fam
ily, and about a j ear ago the whole of
them joined the" leading Presbyterian
jhureh here." Xoo York Lvening
"My dear," said a Mormon wife to
her husband, "1 should think that you
would be ashamed of yourself, flirting
with that Miss R. as you did to-day.
"Flirting with her?" he replied in as
tonishment. "Why, we have been en
gaged for more tha'n three months. It's
all over town." "Oh, I beg your par
don," said the wife indifferently. "II
you are engaged to her I suppose it is
all right. When does the happy event