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Springfield Globe -Republic
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Vol jmo IV. Number UZ. f
SPEIN"GFIELD, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING, JAjSTTARY 8, 1885
I Volume X.XJC. Knmbor aOH.
OWEN, PIXLEY d. CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee: Clearing
fair weather; slightly colder in west portion;
slight rise followed by falling temperature in
By the way, onr store is open evenings un
til 8 o'clo:k fire days in a wetk.
Goods are returnable bonglit any time, so
long as they are not soiled, cash refunded or
exchanges made as you desire, misrepresenta
tions never allowed and the marked price our
From our unparalleled advantages in the
CIothiDg business, of course our prices bare
always been at the bottom. But we are now
selling lower than erei before. Why? We
have led you to expect low prices" We are
selling a great many things lower than we
need, simply to keep up t your expectations.
We've gt to sell tome things ridicnously low,
some we can't sell lower than usual. What
ever we can cut down without positive barm,
is put down. This is the rule now.
Call it advertising if you wish. We want
all tl e trade to be got, and may as well pay
yoa for it as the newspapers. We are widen
ing our reach and tightening our grip. As to
losses ye'll take onr chances with the rest.
Of this be sure prices are not going to be
higher right away. We don't propose to
scare anybody into buying.
If you can buy an Overcoat for five dollars
less than it's worth to-day, rest assured you
can buy as good when summer comes for the
same money; then there's the interest saved.
What ought to go this month we shall see
does go. As yet we've simply loosened the
cork on low prices. You hear the fiz, but
that's nothing to what's to come. We've got
the goods and the help to sell them ; expenses
going on just tke same, whether we sell or
lay idle and rust out.
We've got some Wool Suits we make $7.00,
S.00, $9.00, $10.00. that are worth a few
minutes looking at at least. It you don't
choose to buy, it will help your Clothing
education. And while you are in we'd like
you to just take a squint at the new Fur
Beaver Coats and Vests, doulle breasted
fellers with two rows of light pearl "buttons
and silk velvet cording all round They're
beauties; serve a double purpose; no Over
coat necessary in the coldest of weather.
Ju'st as we expected, let people know we've
got this and that and make the price low
enough acd it s gone. The little group of
Children's (boys or girls) Overcoats in the
window we've in mind now, some gone, some
left, $13 was but $5 is the price.
You needn't buy these because they're
cheap unless you want to; we've plenty of
others $3.50, $4, $5, $7, $8, $9, $10, $11,
$12. Don't for a minute think we're ont of
small boys or big boys' Overcoats.
A little warning advise may fiot come
amiss. The little seven by nine dealers about
the city have been stocking their shops with
the 25c and 50c Jean Pants we manufactured
especially for the laboring men; also the low
priced Underwear and the Big Red Mittens.
They placard the 25c Pants 50c, the 50c
Pants $1.00, and the 20c Mittens 35c Look
out lor them we say.
OWEN, P1XLET CO,
llnufacturers. Jobbers and Retailers at
BOSTON STORE LOCALS.
CloaJca! Cluakal Cloaks I
Be sure to attend the grand cloak display
at the Boston Store, 34 South Limestone
street, Saturday, January 10th.
300 Sample Garments at less than half
their value will be be tbown at the Boston
Store Saturday, January 10th.
The Boston Store is going out of Business
and advertise their entire stock for sale at
what it will bring.
Fine Seal Plush Kewmarkets worth $90
will be sold at $50, at the great Boston Store
Sale January 10th.
Splendid Brocade Newmarket, astracan
trimmed, worth $20 for $10, at the Boston
Store Sample Cloak Sale.
A $12 Garment tur $3 at the Boston Store.
The slaughter begins Saturday, January 10th.
You can buy dry goods at your own prices
at the Boston Store during their great clos
ing out sale.
Silk Vattasse fur lined circulars for $12,
cost to make $25, at Boston Store Closing
51b. all wool Blankets for $3.50, worth $G,
at the Boston Store Great Sale.
Newmarkets and Rnssian Circulars cosCng
$12 and $15 to make: our prices for fane are
$5 to $7 each.
Remember all our cloaks are new and
fresh from manufacturers, and must be sold
t some price. Sale begins Saturday, Jan
uary 10th, Boston Store.
OALEsMAN WANTED TOCANTAS8PKINO
Lj nela lor a rapidly selling article. A came:
article. A carpenter
orother mechanic preferred. Will pay aalary or
commission. Call to-dav.
E. J. Jubnaon. St.
Jimo Hotel, Springfield, O.
WASTED A RELIABLE BUSINESS MAN
with a few hundred dollars, to engage in a
f treatable business in pprini field. Full j.articu
ars male known br calling at the St. Jam. s Ho
tel, Springfield, O., E. J. Johnson, Manager of
Johnson's Business Exchange, of Cincinnati, O.
WANTED LADIES AND MISSES TO
crochet and mtVe fine laces at home; pleas
ant and profitable; vork sent oat of citj. West
ern Manufacturing Company, 21S SUU St., Chi
WASTED-PUPILS I.N SHORrH AND, EVEN
lngdass: first class Instruction. Adlressor
call on W. H. Gibsox, OLonx-RErpBLic office.
WANTED-LADIEs AND GEN IXEMEX IN
citj or country to take light work at tbeir
own homes; 13 to K easily made; work cent br
mail; no canvassing. We have a gooi demand
for our work and inrnlsh steadr emplorment.
Address, with stamp, Crown M'fg Campanr,
29 Vine St., Cincinnati, uhi.
GOOD PAY FOR AGENTS. ilOO TO 1200 PER
month made selling our Grand New Ilisiorr,
Famous and Decisive Battles of the World.
WrlU to J. C McCnrdy A Co., Phlla 'alphla. Pa.
WORTH'S FRENCH SYSTEM OF CUTTING
and fitting b; impression, no measurements
taken, taught by Mrs. II. V: Brown, GO S. sprinc
tit., lateot Xw York. Alsodres.maktng.
New York's Great Lawyer Is to
Be the New Senator.
Hartner, the Wife-Murderer Res
pited by Gov. Hoadly.
Washixgtox, January 7. Skxatk. Re
ports received : Relative ti the channel in
the south pass of tne Mississippi. Petition
presented: Asking for the early organization
of Oklahoma. Mr. Morrill addressed the
Senate on the reciprocity treaties. Senate
resumed consideration of the Inter-State
Commerce bill, but pending a vote Senate
Hodsk Documents transmitted: Estimate
of $15,000 for completion ot Detroit river
light-house; estimate of $2,500, 000. The
House took up the Inter-State Commerce bill,
but co action was reached. Resolutions of
fered: Declaring it the duty of Congress to
make an appropriation for the construction
ol a navy. Inquiring into the death i,f Cadet
Washington, January 8. Hocsk. On
motion the Valentine bill passed, granting
right of way to the Fremont, Elkhart and
Missouri Valley Railroad across the Ft. Rob
insan military reservation, Nebraska.
The House returned consideration of the Inter-State
Commerce bill, the pending question
being on the amendment offered by Hammon
to the amendment offered by Perkins, pro
viding for a commission and providing
that commissioners shall not be appointed
until the 5th of March, 1885.
This amendment was agreed to 71 to 12.
Perkins's amendment, as amendoJ, was
lost yeas 96, nays 124.
Randall, from tre Committee on Appro
priations, reported a bill making additional
appropriations for naval services in the fiscal
year ending Jnne 30, 1S85. Referred to
Committee of the Whole.
Randall gave notice that he would call it
Sin ate. Among the bills introduced was
one by Allison relating to fees ol pension
claims, agents and attorneys. He said he did
Dot wish to be responsible for all its provisions,
but tbey were identical with the provisions
found in the pension bill recently passed by
the House. It was general legislation, he
said, and repealed all legislative provisions
contained in the pension appropriation kill
last year. There was now great complaint
that the legislation last year was hasty and
unjust to the soldiers, and it had been
indirectly charged that the Senate was re
sponsible for that legislation. The fact was,
the legislation last year came from ths Honse
in a regular bill. Under the rules of the
Senate, there was no possibility of having
well-considered legislation on an appropria
tion bill, because amendments could not be
offered, nor debate had, with respect to iL
He introduced this bill in order that it might
be referred to the Committee on Pension,
and carefully considered in commit
tee and in the Senate. It was
said, under ;he legislation of last year,
cHim agents were oppressing pension appli
cants. If so, the fact should be ascertained
at the earliest moment and the remedy ap
plied. He expressed the hope that the Pen
sion Committee would be able to report
speedily on the subject. If the present bill
did not reach the evil, the Senate should be
informed of that fact. Allison depreciated
the whole practice of putting general legisla
tion on appropriation bills.
Beck agreed with Allison as to the
practice ot attaching general legislative
provisions to appropriation bills, but the
pension appropriation bill was not
the only bill to whieh such provisions were
attached. The Senate was obliged either to
adopt that legislation or lo-:e the bill. The
remedy, Beck said, va3 in an amendment to
the joint rules, which would prohibit the
Senate from agreeing to provisions and
general legislasion touched on appropriation
CoLCJturs, Jannary 7. Sixate. Bills in
trodnced: Closing saloons at 11 p. m.; allow
ing John S. Kinnan and Mary J. Whitake.
cousins, to marry; providing far election reg
istration; making penalty for violating rail
road police regulations ; regulating suits for
dowers ; authorizing counties to erect asylums;
regulating practice in the Supreme Court;
abolishing the office of assistant solicitor in
Hamilton county; prohibiting attorneys from
signing bonds; limiting the school levy at
Cincinnati; restoring burned records; pro
hibiting combinations on insurance rates;
authorizing New Lisbon school board to bor
row money; requiring records of chattel
mortgages in townships; changing the time
of holding court in Mercer county;
authorizing commissioners of Mercer county
to borrow $20,000; authorizing transfer of
dog tax fund in Morrow county; relieving
John Burner. trzzirer Clermont countv.
R:uiution offered: Abolishing October
elections in presidential years.
House Bills introduced: Appropriating
$1,023,442.50 for school and $350,000 for
public debL Bills parsed: Senate bills al
lowing laborers to bring suit lor wages in
counties where they worked regardless of lo
cation of company, ai d authorizing Weath
erfield township, Trumbull county, to build
cemetery vault; House bill providing for sec
tional numbering of Btatutes. Resolutions
were offered for liquor license amendment
and abolishing October elections.
The C ntral and South American Com
New Yore, January 8. The Commission
to Central and South American State3 ha3
presented its report to the President. It re
cites the manner in which it performed its
duties. In order to secure more intimate
commercial relations between the United
States and several countries in Central and
South America, the Commission finds there
must be, first, a regular direct steam commu
nication; second, commercial treaties and re
ciprocal concessions and tariff duties; third,
simplification and modification of customs
regulations in Central and South American
countries; fourtl, increase and improvement
of consular service; fifth, establishment of an
American mercantile house in Central and
South America; sixth, more intimate knowl
edge among American manufacturers of the
wants of the people of Central nnd South
America; seventh, a system of banking con
nection, and a common standard of value;
eizhtb, more liberal credits of our
merchanU; ninth, introduction of a
bonded warehouse system into those coun
tries. With reference to the fourth proposi
tion, the commission says it has been urged
with much force to recommend the estab
lishment of a new Executive Depart
ment of Government similar to the Board
of Trade ot England with the
J members of the Cabinet for its head, to which
shall be committed the care and arrangement
of our foreign commerce. In this department
there might be concentrated all th powers of
the government in watching, protecting nnd
promoting the commercial interests of the
country in foreign markets.
Nkw YotiK, January 8. The Nat iona
Committee of the Prohibition parly met to
day with Jno.-B. French, of Nebraska, in the
chair. Professor A. II. Hopkins offered
resolutions on behalf of the Committee on
Agitation, which were unanimously adopted.
The following are the principal points of
Retoh-td That this Committee nsd Confer
ence congratulate the friends of prohiUtion on
the marked advance of the cause represented
in the Prohibition vote cast during the re
cent campaign, especially as exemplified by
the recorded increase of the vote over that
cast heretofore. We recommend and
urge the friends to still more
earnest efforts for the overthrow
the legalized liquor traffic and for upholding
the National Prohibition party as an impera
tive means to that end.
Resolved That the Conference acknowl
edge their gratitude to Hon. John P. St.
John and Wo. Daniel for able serv
ices rendered, for their co-operation and
their courageous loyalty to the white banner
of Prohibition; that the gross attacks on St.
John's character and life work, by opposing
party press, are inexcusable ns malicious and
unjustifiable, as thus far without
partial proof. While the best wit
ness to the force and efficiency
of the truth, they call tor universal condemna
tion; that, as to the specific charges made
and widely published by Clarksou, member
of the Republican National Committee, we
accept Hon. John P. St. John's positive and
repeated denials therefore and challenge Clark
son forthwith to produce whatever evidence he
claims to have, ana instruct the bxecutive
Committee to secure the services of Hon.
John P. St. John and other speakers, to pro
claim the principles of Prohibition.
A Notable Law Cat.
Rochester, N. Y., January 8. Findings of
Justice Rumsey in the celebrated case of H.
B. Claflin Co., New York, against Donald
Gordon, were filed to-day. Plaintiffs recovered
judgment nearly a year ago against Donald
Gordon, a large dry goods dealer, for $200,000.
An execution was issued and returned wholly
unsatisfied. In December, 1883, Gordon made
a general assignment to Abraham E. Wolff.
Among the preferred claims was one of Mary
Gordon, his wile, of about $5,000, for
services alleged to have been
rendered. The judge finds that
the assignor is not indebted to her but
she on-ed him, and 'he preference was made
to defraud. He also found that Wolff has in
his hands about $200,000, and was not a
party to the fraudulent intent of assignor.
The assignment was set aside, and plaintiffs
directed to be paid tbe amount of tbeir
judgment and tbe costs of action. A referee
was appointed to take account of the moneys
which have come into the assignee's hands.
Hartford, Conn., January 8. The Legis
lature assembled Joint Convention this morn
ing and proceeded to the choice of State offi
cers by ballot, no candidate having re
ceived a majority of all votes in November.
The result was the election of the Republican
nominees, t follows: Governor, Henry B.
Harrison, Lieut. Governor, L. A. Cooke,
Secretary of State, Charles A Russell, Treas
urer, Valentine B. Chamberlain, Comptroller,
Luzerne I. Munson.
Evarts to be the Senator.
Albany, N. Y., January 8. The Evening
Journal announces that Evarts has a clear
majority in the Legislature. It gives fifty
four as for EvarU against Morton and says
unless the promises of men go for nothing
and words fail to express the usual
meaning. Unless evil influences succeed in
a quarter where we have not beleived it pos
sible for them to find success, the next sena
tor from the state of New York will be Wm.
Cyrus XV. Field and General Grant.
New York, January 8. Cyrus W. Field
said this morning . in regard to General
Grant's refusal to receive the fend being
raised for his benefit that he had no knowl
edge as to General Grant's reason. Field
said that he had returned every cent sub
scribed but refused to state the amount
raised. He stated that there would have
been no difficulty in raising the sum, and
Vanderbilt told him the propert) of the
General was intrinsically worth $170,000.
Madame (luges, the Lsily Who Shot Iler
Paris, January 8. During the reading of
the indictment, Clovis-Huges seemed to be
tffecUd, but replied in a firm tone to the
questions. She admitted that the shooting
was premeditated, and declared that ever
since May 23 she had been resolved to kill
her traducer. The interrogation, as regards
the facts leading to the shooting, developed
Albasv, January 8. The Railroad Com
missioners will give a bearingin the Chamber
of Commerce, New York, January 14, at 10
a. m., in relation to complaints of Traders
nnd Travelers Union against the system of
division of freight j racticed by six trunk
lines centering in New York, and applica
tion of prominent merchants asking that
legislation be had regarding the matter.
A Story lor the Marines.
Pittsburg, January 8. The Post's Greens
burg, Westmoreland county, Ph., special says:
"Rumors are current here to-night that En
glish detectms have obtained evidence to
the effect that a powerful secret society of
dynamiters exists within the boundaries of
this county, and also th'at the society is di
rectly responsible for the recent explosions
and assassinations in England.
A lloora for Albert Victor.
Loxdox, January 8. Prince Albert Victor,
of Wales, heir prospective to the British
throne, attained his majority to-dav. The
event was made the occasion of rejoicing
throughout the country. In London the day
opened with ringing of bells, hoisting of
flags, and music at St. James palace. The
University of Cambridge sent an address of
congratulation to the young prince.
State Treasurer Wricht lead.
Tiikxtox, X. J., January 8. State Treas
urer Wright died this morning.
Boston, January 8. The inauguration of
Governor Robinson and State officers took
place to-day. There was a large attendance
of Senators, Representatives and spectators.
Governor Robinson delivered his message,
which was listened to with great attention.
The message shows the state of finances to
be in a flourishing condition. He recom
mends biennial elections and sessions of the
Legislature, and reviews the condition of
the State institutions; points with pride
to the fact that the amount raised for school
purposes ptovides an allowance of over nine
teen dollars fcr every child in the State be
tween the years of five and fifteen, recom
mends the establishment in each county of the
State of separate schools.
Acocsta, Me., January 8. Governor
Fred. K. Robie ws inaugurated to-day. His
message pays a tribute to the memory of Ex
Governor Washourn. The Governor calls
attention to the large expenditure
of money in the State aud National
elections, recommends the adoption of civil
service rules and the appointment of a Com
mission to consider the best methods of pre
venting corruption and bribery in elections.
Columbus, January 8. The Governor
this morning respited Patrick Hartnell, the
wife-murderer, under sentence to hane Jan
uary 21st at Cincinnati, to February 10th, so
that the Supreme Court may consider the
Washixgtox, January 8. The Secretary
of the Treasury has "sent the following esti
mates from the Secretary of War to Congress
for the creation of a gun factory, $1,000,000;
improving the Mirsouri River, $1,1C0,000;
Missouri River Commission, $150,000.
Karthquakes Uettlug Monotonous.
Madrid, January 8. Fresh earthquake
shocks were felt yesterday at Norgea and
Velez, Malngi.. Several houses were damaged.
Washixgtox, Jaruary 8 For Ohio Val
ley and Tennessee, warmer, fair weather,
southerly winds, tailing barometer.
The "Mar: Watch" Stoves.
Cairo. January 8. Black Watch Regi
ment started from Korti for Merawi, to-day.
The Lot Wright Couinitasion.
Cincinnati, January 7. At the session of
the Springer Invtstigating Committee to-day
Mr. Follett, having! obtained the books re
cording the method of the distribution ot tbe
pistols furnished to deputy marshals, resumed
the direct examination of Marshal Wright.
On that point be elicited tbe tact that the re
volvers were not issued to individ
uals by the marshals, but in quan
tities to persons in differeit wards to
be issued by them to individuals. He
gave some to Captain Michie, of Covington,
Ry., to be used for arming men recommended
by bim to guard the suspension bridge. They
were mostly distributed the night before the
Judge Foraker, on resuming tbe cross-ex-aminat'on,
asked for tbe total figures of the
October and November elections, but it was
agreed that a tabulated statement should be
submitted later as the .witness had not the
exact figures at hand. Tne cross-examination
led mainly into a justification of the marshal's
cours.-. He denied that he authorized any in
structions about the nse of the revolvers ex
cept tor ne purpose ot keeping the peace
and securing a fair election. He had no pur
pose in appointing the marshals at all, ex
cept to comply with the law and preserve
the purity ot the election. He was led to in
crease tbe number originally thought suffi
cient by reports of prospective violence, and
appointed general deputies from other cities
to meet the cases of alleged intended repeat
ing from those places. Ke gave an instance
of one Gallagher, who came here from Chi
cago with a gang, but left when he saw the
preparations to prevent repeating. He
is the man now charged in
connection with tbe frauds of the Chicago
election. Similar cases were reported to him
from other points. His information wks that
the proposed frauds were solelv in the inter
est of tbe Democratic party, and he had not
heard of a single case of a Democrat being
prevented from casting a lgal vote, and
knew but one person charged with attempt
ing to illegally vote the Republican ticket.
He has not yet been tried. No deputy mar
shals were allowed to work for candidates.
It wa3 false that they intimidated or pre
vented any Democratic voters. He knew
that 152 colored voters were imprisoned
in Hammond strtet station-bouse without
charge by the Democratic police and kept
there during the entire day of the election,
and then discharged without hearing and
Marshal Wright said he had information
that J. M. Dawson, the present city solicitor,
wa3 in Covington a few days before tbe Oc
tober election, getting prisoners released from
the jail on straw bail. Mr. Dawson was a
law partner to Mr. Follett.
Mr. Follet objected to this testimony, but
withdrew bis objection.
A bulldog revolver and cartridge and club,
such as were used by deputy marshals, were
put in evidence.
Adjourned until to-morrow.
A Much-Needed Keform.
Washixotox, January 7. The judiciary
committee of the House has made a wise
move, and one that will be received with
favor everywhere, in providing that members
of Congress holding certificates of election
shall not, if their seats are contested, be en
titled to pay and allowances until the con
test is decided. Uqder the present law the
member receiving the certificate of election
diaws pay until his contestant is seated. By
this means a contestant is often deprived of
his seat until the last days of Congress sim
ply because tbe contestte is of the same po
litical faith as the majority party in the
House, who keep him in as long as
possible simply to give .him the
pay to which he is not entitled.
There have been frequent instances in which
a contest has been decided during the last
few days of the session, and the contestant
seated after having been kept out of bis seat
for twenty-two months. Of course, in an in
stance of this kind the member finally seated
draws his salary for the entire term, and as
the man who held thestat has already drawn
his salarr to the date ot his unseating, tbe
people are obliged to pay twice. It is a very
contemptible system of robbery, but qnne
extensively practiced by both parties. Craig
of Alabama, will be seated before March 4,
in the seat ot Shelley, who was not elected,
but holds the certificate. Both will receive
full pay and expenses.
A Ilat-IIonsa Fails.
Cincinnati, January 7. H. W. Woodruff
.fcCo, dealers inlats, caps and furs, 100
West Fourth street, assigned this afternoon
to Geotge W. Forties. No statement ot assets
and liabilities. Preferences Cilizens' Na
tional bank, $8,000; Schmidt k Co., $3,500;
William it. Williamson, $39,600. The house
has been in business a long time.
"Illr.ck Jack" on tho Ground,
Chicago, January 7. General Logan ar
rived in Chicago tbiB morning and left at 8
p. in. for Springfield. Reporters found him
very much disinclined to talk.
A Itoom for Mr. Sala.
Bostox, January 7. Tremont temple was
well filled to-night on the occasion of the first
appear? nee on he lecture platform of George
Augustus Sala, the celebrated special corre
spondent. Oliver Wendell Holm's and Mr.
Sala appeared together and were generously
welcomed. Mr. Holmes, on introducing the
lecturer, said: "I have requested the gentle
man by whose side I am standing to in
troduce me to the audience. Laughter. I
am very sorry to say he declines to do it on
the strength of the statement that I am at
home and he is a stranger. But I tell him he
is at home everywhere; wherever he goes be
finds thousands who know him, and he is
like a snail in the respect that he carries his
home with him wherever he goes." Great
laughter and applause. I Mr. Sala was re
ceived with applause. H
His lecture was cssen-
An Ohio Woman to the Front.
New Yore, January 7. Emma H. Wal
lace, of Ohio, claiming to be a direct descend
ant of Anneke Jans, has begun suit in the
United States Circuit Court against Rev.
Morgan Dix and the corporation ot Trinity
Church. She claims she is entitled to one
thirtieth of the estate of Anneke Jans, and
asks that the defendants be compelled to
make accounting, and that they be enjoine 1
from making any transfers or leases until
tbe court hears the matter.
Tbe Mansfield, O., Machine Works have
ordered a teu-per-cent. reduction.
An attempt wa3 made by burglara to rob
the County .reasury at Coshocton, Ohio.
There is no opposition in Pennsylvania to
the return of Don Cameron to the Senate.
The Democrats of tbe Illinois House held
a caucus last night, and decided unanimously
to stand by the caucus nominations.
Striking miners took possession ot the
town of Angus, Iowa, and drove all working
miners from the mines, killing one and seri
ously wounding six.
By a majority of one the House Committee
on Coinage rejected the bill to suspend the
cuiuage of stardard silver dollars and to in
vite an international silver conference.
Representative J. S. Robinson, ot Ohio,
will, on Monday next, tender his resignation
as a member of the present Congress, to take
upon himself the duties ot Secretary of State
at Columbu3, O.
Joseph J. Walton, ot New York, on trial
for complicity in lrauds upon the Navy De
partment, who with otherspleaded not guilty,
withdrew bis plea and pleaded guilty and was
committed to jail.
Mrs. Emma H. Wallace, of Cincinnati,
brought Buit Wednesday in the U. S. Court at
New York, against the corporation of Trinity
Church, for a division of its property and tbe
release to her of one-thirteenth ot the eatn'.e
of Anneke Jans.
English detectives are said to have ob
tained evidence to the effect that powerful
secret society of dynamiters is in existence
near Greensburg, Pa., aid also that the so
ciety is directly responsible for the recent
explosions and assasiinations in England.
It is a sort of Molly Maguire order, thor
oughly organized and well provided with
Earthquakes continue in Spain, and shocks
have beeriTSinri Switzerland and France.
Great danger was done at Motril, Spain,
Monday, and at Loja thi3 (Wednesday)
Woheltyis getting his troops forward.
France and Germany have arrived at an un
derstanding on the Egyptian question, in
opposition to England's proposals. Japan is
about to dispatch troops to Corea. Albert
Victbr, son of the Prince of Wales, attains
his majority to-day. The German Embassa
dor in London is trying to assure Granville
of Bismarck's friendly feeling. The Congo
Conference unanimously adopted the clause
Tbe Evening Observer, of Dunkirk, N. Y.,
of which paper Mr Brayton L. Nichols, late
of the Globe-Repcblic, i3 the city editor,
now comes to this office.
In his article on "Shiloh," which will ap
pear in the February Century, General Grant
describes the anxions night after the first day
of that butle. He says: "The rain fell in
torrents, and our troop3 were exposed to the
storm without shelter. I made ray headquar
ters under a tree a few hundred yards from
the river bank. My ankle was eo much
swollen from the fall ot my horse the Fri
day night preceding, and the braise was so
pain'ul, that I could get no rest. The drench
ing rain wool I have precluded the possibility
of sleep without this additional cause. Some
time after midnight, growing restive under
the storm and the continuous pain, I moved
back to the log-house ou the bank. This had
been taken as a hospital, and all night
wounded men were being brought in, their
wounds dressed, a lee or an arm amputated
as the case might require, and everything
being done to save life or alleviate suffering.
The sight was more unendurable than en
countering the rebel fire, and I returned to
my tree in the rain."
SO V Til I'll A It LE TOS.
Only fifteeu ice cutters were arrested Sun
day for working within the corporation. Ten
pleaded guilty but the "bosses will stand trial.
The only daughter of F. M. McMillen, our
post master, died January 5 after a long ill
ness with typhoid fever.
Levan Doster returns to Chicago to day.
He says South Cbarlesten is a "boss" town
and he thinks will soon catck Chicago.
I3asc Lnndaker wr.s elected chief of fire
Selma is soliciting to have telephone con
nection with this place and the outside world.
Quite a number of farmers hive private wires
to Selma, and when connection with South
Charleston is completed can remain at home
and hear all tli news, and even hear the ser
mons. W. H. Biltzell, an old scldier bo, who has
been visiting W. H. Ferard, returns to his
G. M. Warren is suffering with a lame back.
The London Empire t-eems to bo an
observing paper. It says: "America is
ahead of us in many things, and behind
us in a few things.
The process of drying lumber by sur
rounding it with common salt is just
now attracting attention. The pecu
liar power of salt for extracting mois
ture is well known.
The number of patents for veloci
pedes of all sorts, including saddles, is
about 900. Of these, tricycles consti
tute the great majority, or nearly two
thirds of tho whole.
WIT AND 1IUMOK.
O, bring mo a map of the teat of war!
I hear tho jruna of the River Mini
I want to see where themlsalles toro
Through far Foo-chow with a devil's din.
Just show me Ko-lunir and Slnoon-chowr
And whero. O whpro. onn hoKln.twhtno.
Chow-choo, Chans-chow, and whero Cha-ooi
Is IlIriK-wha far from old Yen-plmr?
Tn by-gone times men thought it a
good plan to "take time by tho fore
lock." Tho revised edition says we
should tako time by the bang." Life.
A county surveyor in Indiana has a
si.T-milo ditch to survey, and has had,
for over two vears, but an old woman
and two bull-dogs have blocked tho
way and bafllcd all his efforts to get
tho line through. Tho Governor is now
asked to call out the troops.
Teacher "We will conduct tho Ger
man recitation to-day by asking each
other questions. "Sow Wio alt sind
sio?' " Girl "Sechtzehn jahre."
Teacher "Very Good. Now ask me a
question." Girl "Wio alt sind sio?"
Teacher "Leave the room at once."
Dennis (in sewer trying to light his
pipe) Lasht night I sot up wid Mick
Mulvancy (puff, puff), and ho was very
siok (puff, puff). Along about 4
o'clock in tho mornin' (pnff, puff),
Mick ho died (puff, puff) Almosht."
Great relief of Mr. Ilooley on the bank.
Tho act came to a close, and tho two
gentlemen rose, left their wives and re
tired to tho lobby to obtain the latest
quotations concerning lime juice. Mrs.
Brown remarked casually to Mrs.
Smith: "Does your husband often go
out between acts?" ".No, but ho al
ways comes in between drinks." San
It Is related that a certain German
maiden onco presided at a mineral
water fountain at which there were only
two kinds of syrup vanilla and lemon.
To her came a young man who said: "I
Want a glass of soda without syrup."
"YVl ' ronliofl TCotrinfl hrtf mt- Vil
of siroop you want mitout mitout va
nilla or mitout lemon.
In a singlo game of lacrosse at
Toronto tho other day onevman was
knocked senseless, a secdnd had a
thumb broken, and a third injured his
collar-bone, and a fourth broke his arm.
Why don't people let those barbarous
Indian games alono and go in for
something civilized? Now, in base-ball
no one gets hurt but the umpire.
"Have you seen tho latest thine
out?" eagerly cried Mrs. Flapovert
rushing into Mrs. Fitzgoober 's sitting
room, with a bundle in her arms.'
yes," sadly answered Mrs. Fitz
goober, "I saw it last night." "What
is it?" asked the visitor in surprise.
"My husband; ho didn't get in till
nearly daylight." Atlanta Constitu
tion. A Paris gentleman who ten years a"o
was wealthy and bathed in a solid
silver bath-tub, is now a helpless para
lytic, covered with rags, and consumed
with a rage for tobacco. It serves him
right. The man who is not satifficd to
batho in a simple malachite bath-tub
lined with gold, such as American edi
tors nse, should be rebuked by some
means or other. Siftings.
A Boston woman has launched a new
word upon the sea of language, to-wit:
"Bachelettcs," meaning singlo women
who have .been left out in the cold with
nobody to warm their feet on. The
word has a pretty sound and rhymes
well with pantalettca.andj?GU. Bacha-.
lettes, here's to your- may yon and the
tho bachelors strike hands en masse be
fore leap year is ended. Peck's Sun.
"So Brown has had his leg amputa
tatod?" "Yes, poor fellow! It was
cut off last week.' "And how does he
stand it? Does he suffer much pain?"
"I believe not." "That's strangc.
They probably keep him under the in
fluence of drugs, don't they?" "I think
they stopped that treatment last Wed
nesday. "Whv did they stop on that
particular dav?'r "That's the day he
died." X. l Graphic.
"Well, Hubby, how did you enjoy
the service this morninj:?" "To tell
tbe truth darling, 1 didn't take much
interest in it. I could hardly hear a
word of the sermon." "Why," I heard
it perfectly. What was tho" matter?"
"Well, I don't know. It may have
been because your new bonnet was so
loud." And then a silence fell on the
dinner table, so intense that vou could
hear the ice-cream. Albany Journal.
"I see," he said, as he folded up his
paper, "that the Louisville & Nashville
Kailread wants further financial relief."
"Does it," replied the other, as his hand
involuntarily went up to his pocket
book. "Yes, needs it bad." "Well,
I'm sorry, and I hopo they won't blame
me. That stock has shrunk me out of
over $12,000 in the last five years, and
I don't know what else I can do. That's
all I had to lose. Wall Street Xews.
This is certainly a progressive age.
Not only are tho receptacles for drinks
made in the form of opera glasses, par
asol handles, and even prayer books,
so that bibulous ladies may indulge in
a nip nearly everywhere and at any
time, but prayer books are now made
with small magnifj-lng glasses deftly
inserted in the covers, so that when a
lady at church appears to bo most de
vout she may simply be taking an in
ventory of the various styles of bonnets
around her. IHttsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
General Grant will be paid 50,000
for his magazine article on the war.
Great guns! There's no economy in
that. Wo will writo an article twice
as long for one half tho money. About
the war, too, and we won't confine
"ourself" as Grant does, to our late
unpleasantness. Wo'll write about the
Crimean war, the revolutionary war,
the Trojan war, any war, all wars, the
wars of the next century. Sweet smilo
of Saint Mammon, what wouldn't a fel
low write about for $25,000. Robert
Livingston Snobbcrlyis a distinguish
ed New York amateur artist, who got his
picture into a New York gallery. A
sarcastic friend met Suobberly a few
days afterwards, and said: '! was in
tho art jrallerv yesterdav. By Jove, I
saw such a big crowd. 1 spent half an
hour before vour picture. Yours was '
theonly one I looked at." "Ah! thanks,
thanks. Quite complimentary; but
why ilid you not look at the rest?"
"Well, you see, there were crowds of
peoplo in front of all the other pictures,
but there was nobody in front of yours
except myself. Watson Illuminator.
In England there is a story current
that Mrs. Langtry, when last in New
York, sent for a young American dra
matist, who had been recommended as
a good person to write a play for her.
He called and was asked to take a seat.
Mrs. Langtry entered the room. With
out a word of formality she surveyed
him with a cold English "stare, and then
walked clear round him, looking at him
the whole time. It was of course em
inently agreeable to e surveyed like a
horse on sale. But he stood it- Having
completed her survey she asked him al
most contemptuously: "And do you
think you could write a play?" The
author, who had made several successes
reoliedina civil tone: "Well. I don't
know, i dare say l may ne as compe
tent to write a play as you are to act
one." They did not co'rae to terms.
"The funniest thing's a frog, but tho
next funniest is a woman tryingto cross
the street in a rain. There" are certain
things to be done. It is desirable to
keep the bottom of her clothes dry,
also Iter feet. She stands on the edge
of the curbstone, and gathers a hand
full on each side. She gets hold of tho
water-proof only, and lets fall and
raises again, gathering in the dress and
skirt. The dress is too high and shows
the skirt. Lets fall and shakes and
tries again. This time the skirt is all
right but the dress drags; tries again;
all three are too high, and the instep
of one foot showsShe gets discouraged
and grasps firmly on each side and
itarts across the "street on her heels,
with one .-ide of the dress and the
water-proof trailing in the mud and
about a yard of the skirt visible on the
other side. Providence Journal.
A WISE JUDGE.
An Old Fellow Who Woald Xot Cnt
Hair, Hut Whose Hair N Car-
An old fellow with long hair and
whiskers, was brought into court He
had been arrested on a charge of as
sault with intent to kill, and tho grand
jury had found an indictment against
him. Just as he was about to speak,
the judge said:
"Old man, younced not explain your
self. I think that I know all about you
Somcthing more than twenty years'ago
you swore in the presence of your
neighbors Hat vou would neithershave
nor have vour hair cut nntil another
democratic president should be elect
ed." "That's a fact, judge." theold fellow
"Unable to get tho returns fast
enough in the country yon came to
town. When it became a settled fact
that Cleveland was elected yon started
toward a barber shop, but felt so much
elated that yon decided to stop and
tako a drink with a friend before part
ing with your ambrosial locks."
"Jcdgc, you air a smart man, fnryoa
air statin' facts."
"After taking one drink yon wanted
another and after taking another you
began to drink a little something.
Words grew warm, and you took some
thing to drink. After awhile, before
you hardly knew it, yon got into a
light. Then there came a season of ob
livion and then, vou awoke in jail: Am
"I thought so. My friend, I am glad
to meet you. I have heard of yon ever
since 1 was a boy; and my father, when
he was a boy, often saw you."
"Jedge, 1 ain't that old."
S'Oh, yes, you are. You are as old
as this republic. You aro a nightmare
that has been hovering over its institu
tions, you have done much to retard
the growth of intelligence, not on ac
count of your politics, but on account
of your hair. Gentlemen," turning to
the lawyers, "it is useless for you.to go
into tt trial of this case. Th"i3 is the
man I have been wanting ever sinco I
took my scat on theberfch. and I would
not be doing myself justice if I were to
allow you to attempt to wrest him from
my grasp. Gentlemen of tho jury,
without leaving the box, render a ver
dict of guilty.
The verdict was rendered, and the
br 'Nbw; sir, I sentence you to. be
shaved and to wear a coat of white
paint on your head."
Your honor," said a lawyer, "the
legislature has never provided such
"No, sir. The legislature has never
done anything. If we were to let the
legislature have its way, the state
would soon go splashing through the
mud with its breeches rolled np like a
boy at early morn in sweet scented
June. Never mind giving me advice.
I shall frame the law which I have just
announced, and if the legislature don't
like it, why let tho gentlemen repeal
it. Mr. Sheriff, shave the gentleman
and paint his head." Arkansaw Trav
eler. A Tiht Squeeze.
It was in an Illinois town. The pa
pers were out with a sensational article
regarding the defalcation and flight of
the town treasurer, and the affair was
the talk on everv corner and in every
store. A New Yorker who happened
to be in the town was considerably in
terested, and in conversation with a
leading merchant he remarked:
"I presume he gave a bond?"
"And the bondsmen are good?"
"That's the deuce of it, mister!" ex
claimed the merchant. "I'm the only
bondsman, and he's placed me in a
mean position. I was preparing to fail
and beat my Chicago creditors, but I'll
be hanged if 1 see how I'm beat Chi
cago and the town too and get enough
property in my wife's name to start a
wholesale house in "Dubuque." Wall
Jassamine j.nd I were married with
great ceremony. All the neighbors
vere invited. " Whole calves were
barbecued; and it seemed whole distil
eries were turned loose. Shortly after
our marriage we moved to Little Rock,
then a nourishing town. My business
prospered, and within a year I owned
a well-furnished house.
One day, about six years after our
removal "to Little Rock, Jasp-T Patter
son, with whom I had been intimate
during the days of my courtship, paid
me a visit. I'was delighted to see him
and late at night he and I sat in the
library talking over old times, as we
termed the first days of our acquaint
ance. The lamp was burning low. Wo
sat by the fire-place. My wife had gone
to be'd, I thought, but I afterwards dis
covered that "she was dozing on the
"I never saw anything workso well;"
said Jasper. "You not only secured a
wife, but it made you a hero. Your
wife has never suspected anvthing, has
she?" ' "
"No, not a thing. The boys played
their parts well. I was afraid that
Nick Jones would ruin everything, for
after Jassamine fainted, he snorted.
He was so full of laugh that he could
hardly run away. I "
Bip! Something struck me on tho
head. The room swam. I saw Jasper
getting out of the way; I saw mv
wife standing near me, arid then I sank
to the floor. When I recovered I was
lying on tho sofa. Jassamine was
tending over me.
"Oh, don't die," she was saying,
"Don't die, for I didn't mean it. I
found the paper weight in my hand and
I threw before I knew it. But it was
cruel to treat me that way."
" Yes," I replied, "but it was be
cause I loved you."
"Yes, I know, dear," slipping her
hands under mv head. "There, now,
it's all right." "
As I lay there in a semi-dose. I
thought 1 heard Jasper lean against
the houso and laugh Arkansaw