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Springfield Globe -Republic
THE PniNGFlEL,l GLOnE,
Volume IV. Number 300.
SPKmGFIEIJ), OHIO, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 10, 1885
(THE HPniNOriELD REPUHT.1IC
I Volume XJXX. Number UOO.
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F
OWEN, PIXLEY & CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee: Clearing
weather; slightly colder in west portion;
(light rise followed by falling temperature in
east portion.
She asked not to be buried by the side of
brook, where babbling lovers might wake
ber from ber dreams, nor In a grand cemetery,
where sight-seers might distract her, but to
be laid away to take her last sleep under the
counter oi some merchant who did not adver
tise in the newspapers. There, she (aid, was
a depth of quiet on which neither the buoyant
foot of youth nor the weary shullle of age
would ever intrude. Allny (Ga.) Xews.
The last of the Children's Dollar Overcoats
to-day and to-night, the 50c Scarlet Under
wear, the 00c Stripes, the 40c Scotch Gray,
the 80c and $1 Scarlets, the 20c Scarlet
Shaker Socks, the 30c Camel's Hair.
Our Clothing Men's, Youths' and Boys'
including Overcoats and Trousers, has been
heavily drawn upon. Many sorts have lost
tome of their tizes, and as our fiim does not
propose filling in the vacant spots, the sorts
without size are put upon separate tables
bargain tables. The things on the bargain
tables are cheap. It's well enough to look
There're a lot of Youths' and Boys' Clothing
on the tables to-day. Also about 75 Suits for
ages 5 to 10.
A Boys' Knee Pant Suit, course-fibred
large twill, all wool cassimere, good wearer
1
$4 00. Never before could such a thing be
done, except of course misfits or odds and
ends ol auction stocks.
A Thick, Solid, Heavy Overcoat, without
lining, substantially put together, fiTe
pockets. Sizes 28, 29, 30 $4.
A corded back and front Blouse and
Trousers of thick soft cassimere $5.
A Boys' Pin Check Long Pant Suit $3,
another sort $4, better grades at $5, $G.
Trousers for extra size men, one grade in
common material, $1 ; fine quality, $7; many
sorts between $2, $3, $4, $5.
Odd Vests from 75c to $3. Lot C533 Men's
File All Wool Gray Pants $4 and $4.75,
anothtr grade $5 50.
Globe Mills Cassimere Panfs, 40 best pat
terns, $7; Black Diagonal Baskets, Invisible
Plaids and Pin Cheeks, $5 to $7. Odds in
your favor. Lot CC07, eight substantial gray
Suits $10. Lot 49C5, two Suits dark mixed
wool $8. Lot 5759, three Suits dark caesi
mere, shot with red, $8. Lot 3599, nine
Suits black worsteds, with wide binding,
double breasted and fire pockets, worth ,
now $1C; seven Suits in fancy brown cork
screw, worth , now $15.
Then the Agenoria Jean Pants, our way
makes, 50c, and the Heavy Gray Melton
Overcoats $C.
OWEN. PIXLEY 4 CO,
Manufacturers and One-Price Retailers of
Clothing, 25 & 27 West Maiu Street
Springfield, Ohio.
pTanos.
BEHNING
These Renowned Pianos are kept
in all the different styles by
B. F. BRANDOM & CO.,
"T-t Kolly-3 Arende.
SFBINGFIELD MARKETS.
Corrected jt Ciiaa W. Patktkr A Co.
Wednesdiv, Dec 23, 1881.
r&ovisioHS.
BrTTn-20c; choice ware.
fc a Good supply; SOc.
Poui-tkt Good demand; chickens, young, 20a
SOc: old, I5aS5c each.
APPLES-SOcall 50 per bush.
Potatoes 35a50e per bush.
Sweet Potatoes tIJOaJOOperbosh.
Cabbage Iull : 75c a $1.50 per Mil.
Okioss 75c per bush.
Bait -Snow-Bike brand, 11.30 per bbl.
Coal Oil lCaWc per gsL
Meats Country cured meat, few In market.
woou
FIna washed, 2Sa30e; unwashed, HcB.
OROCEEIES.
Bl'OABS A Urge demand and prices low; gran
ulated, 1c per lb: "A" white. c per lb: extra C
light, 6Kc per lb; jellow C.&Xc per lb; C, 5c
Coffee Marke lower; Java, 20aS0c per lb;
Eio, golden, ISaiO per lb; KIo, prime green, I2Ka
15c per lb; Kio.x omon, 10c per lb.
rtiEL-ra OaSua70cpergl.
Molasses Ne Orleans, MaSOc per gal; sorgham
0cperaal.
Kick-Best Carolina, 84e per lb.
OYSTERS 25c lrqU
Dried apples 8 l-3c per lb.
Dried Peaches 10c per lb
Chickexs Dressed, J.2.75 to I3.5A prr dozen.
Tcreets .. SalOcperlb.
Decks " ti 75aS 50 per doz.
Babbits SI 23al 50 per doz.
DRIED FECIT.
RAIEIM-New 10slJ per lb,
Coriakts Nw 74c lr lb.
Amis Kew 8ic pe. lb.
i'raches Halves lzr; nilxsd SJc psr lb.
Pbcoes Mew7S!lr lb.
Sfts'Tr
PHELAN.
The Man Who Assaulted Him
Arraigned.
The Victim May Possibly Recover.
"0. 1,"
Al O'ltOXOVAX KVSSA'H
rjiNGKAXvi::
Dfnnmlte l.eaiciitt Ansnsslnatlon
Woody Brutality.
New York, Januiry 9. Captain Thomas
Phelan, ol Kansas City, penernlly known as
the world-renowned "Xo. 1," was stabbed,
and, in all probability fatally, at a late hour
this afternoon in the oflice of OJDono
vaa llofst, on Chambers street.
A week ago last Sunday the
Kansas City Journal published an interview
which one of its local editors had held with
Phelan, and in which I he latter gave some
details as to the proceedings of the dynamiters
in England, that were extremely displeasing
to O'Donovan Rom and bis Irien ja. Phelan
shortly received a letter from John T.
Kearney asking him to come to Xew York,
and it was In response to this letter
that he was here to-day. On
his arrival be first called on
Kearney, and they went together to
Rout's office; but the latter was not in.
While sitting here, a man named Rocky
Mountain O'Brien came in, and, after a
friendly conversation, left tbo room just as
another man named IMrker entered, with a
knife in his hand. Barker immediately ap-
proacbtd and struck at Phelan, who jumped
from his chair, and ran down stairs, followed
by his assassin, who stabbed him repeatedly.
Barker, on his arrest within a tew yards of
the place where his victim was lying upon
the sidewalk, gave his name as Richard Short.
The police brought him back to where Phe
lan was lying, when the latter, after, identify
ing bis murderer, managed to draw bis re
volver and shoot twice, the last shot taking
effect in Short's thigh. O'Donovan. Rossa
pretends complete ignorance of the whole
affair. In spite of Rossa's denial, however,
the impression is very strong that it was a
deliberate plan of the dynamiters to remare
Phelan.
Xew Yoex, January 10. Richard Short,
the man who stabbed Capt. Phelan, yester
day, in O'Donovan Rossa's oflice, was ar
raigned in court to-day. A few peo
ple were present. Short appeared calm and
collected. The prisoner was remanded
to await the result of Phelan's injuries. At
the hospital the physician says that "helan's
condition is improved since midnight and it
is barely possible that he may T-ecover.
Congress.
January 9. Ssxatk. Bill passed: Direct
ing the transfer of one vessel of the Greely
relief expedition to the Treasury Department
for services as a revenue cutter.
Bill reported: Comprising the legislative
provisijns ot the Pension Appropriation bill.
Resolution agreed to : Calling for report of
Government Directors of the Union Pacific
Railroad for 18S4.
The Senate resumed consideration of the
inter-State Commerce bill, the debate being
indulged in by Messrs. Garland, Cullom,
Dawes, Bayard, Harrison, Ingalls, Slater, and
Jones (Fla.).
Senate then went into executive session
and adjourned.
House. Resolutions reported: Asking for
information of arrest of R. T. Moynaban, an
American citizen, by Mexican authorities;
relative to information concerning the Congo
Conference, and copies of all correspondence
with reference to the French and American
Claims Commission.
Resolutions presented: From Board ot
Trade of Philadelphia, asking for passage of
Lowell bankruptcy bill.
Bills passed: For relief of sundry persons.
Bill introduced: For the appointment of a
Southwestern River Commission.
Washisotos, January 10. IIocse. Im
mediately after the reading of the journal,
Randall moved to dispense with the morn
ing bour, for the purpose of presenting the
Navy Appropriation bill. This was strongly
opposed by Stockslager.
Randall pointed out the importance of
passing the appropriation bills speedily. Not
to do so would be to risk an extra session,
which would be of little good to the country,
and still less to the party 10 which be tie
longed. Stockslager replied with some warmth,
that he was performing what he considered
his duty in contending for the executive
special order.
Ohio Legislature.
Coixvnrs, January 9. Senate. Bills in
troduced: Authorizing Belmont county to
borrow $50,00 for court-house; fixing salary
of members of Legislature at $2,000 per term,
$1,000 per year; conferring on road trusties
full power for repairs; repealing the laws
against whites and blacks marrying, and pro
riding for mixed schools.
Hocsi. Bills introduced: Authorizing new
bridges at Dublin, Franklin county; prevent
ing intimidation of laborers b; strikers; abol
ishing mixed schools and repealing the law
preventing the marriage of whites and blacks;
for an Ohio agent at Washington to assist in
getting pensions; authorizing infirmary di
rectors to sue the directors of other counties;
for cemetery vault at Middleburg, Summit
county; amending laws for sewerage, embez
zlement, appointment of appraisers, adminis
tering estates, drawing juries, lotteries, and
killing woodchucks; for relief of Joseph Ba
mer; for recorders to note transfers instead of
auditors ; dividing Madison towoship.Guernsey
county, into two precincts; authorizing Aug
laize couuty to sell claims; to sell real estate
of the State at St. Mary's; to build sewers at
Springfield; compelling railroads to use auto
matic couplers; for suing non-resident stock
holders; allowing Toledo Board of Educat on
to transfer land to manual trcining school;
abolishing Cocnty Surveyor in Hamilton
county; for transcribing Sandusky county
records; repealing poor actof 1882; requiring
InGrmary Directors to approve all bills; ex
tending time tor taxes to January 10 and
July 10; lor private sales by assignees; for
bridge in Muskingum county.
House resolution asking Congress to pay
Ohio $1,500,000 of war claims was adopted.
Resolutions offered r:r three arbitrators on
Hocking Valley- strike, one selected by min
ers, one by operators and third by these two;
I asking Congress to make it a felony for bank
officers to misappropriate money.
In the morning Mr. Greiner offered the
following:
Whereas, The Hocking Valley mining
troubles have long since ceased to be but a
mere business disagreement between operator
and operative, but are and have been for
many months a great calamity involving
ruin suffering, misery and loss of human
life; whereas, force, both police and military
have been employed to solve these troubles,
both of which have proved inelective and
in many cases aggravated the trouble be
tween the two parties ; therefore,
Resolved, That the Governor of the State
be and is hereby requested to invite the con
tending parties to an arbitration, and that
there be a committee of three to serve as
arbitrators, one of whom shall be selected by
the mine operators, one by the Ohio Miners'
associ.i n, and this committee of two shall
select the third arbitrator.
The resolution was referred to the Com
mittee on Mining.
After the journal had been read in the
morning Mr. Littler called attentiom to the
fact that the reception committees appointed
yesterday were not on the journal. Mr.
Sheppard objected to the approval of the
journal on this score, as he and other Repub
licans thought that Speaker Marsh's action of
yesterday should be on record. The journal
was approved, however by a psrty vote.
The bill to authorize Springfield to build
additional sewers was, of course, offered by
Mr. Littler.
A Father Stabs Ills Son.
Wasuimjtox, January 10. Lamis Carlysle
Vigno, Seedensvill, this couuty, stabbed
and killed his son, Charles, last night The
son, wb is 21 years old, interfered iu a quar
rel between his father and mother, when the
father stabbed him with a pocket knife.
xmwa MOTES.
It is stated at Washington that both Hurd
and Foils t have determined not to ask the
House itself to pass upon their claims to seats
in the next Congress, but will aik the Elec
tion Committee of the next Congress to in
vestigate the charges of fraud, and if it finds
them true to submit the contest again to the
voters of the districts for a new election.
Alice McBane, a little girl of six, was
fatally poisoned at a party given at East
Liverpool, probably by "rough on rats" put
in the coffee. Eleven others poisoned will
probably recover.
The Lot Wright investigation is getting to
be a bore.
Four boys, while skating, were drowned
at Pottsville, Pa,
The O'Hara glass tableware works, Pitts
burg, will resume Monday.
Numerous serious accidents are reported
from the roller skating rink at Fostoria, O.
Catherine Vannessen was burned to death
in Pittsburg by the explosion of an oil lamp.
The puddling department of the Union
Iron Mills, of Pittsburg, resumed operation,
after several weeks of idleness.
Fears are entertained that the World's Cot
to Centennial Exposition, at New Orleans,
will prove a financial failure.
Wm. Verner was arrested at Grafton, W.
Va., charged with attempting to kill his wife.
Later he escaped from jail.
According to the programme of the exer
cises of the dedication ot Washington monu
ment, there will be no Masonic ceremonies.
The Superior Court of San Francisco holds
that a Chinese Child born in this coun
try is entitled to admission to the public
schools.
Rev. E. H. Brandts, Vicar General and
Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of
Covington, Ky., died Friday morning at 10
o'clock.
A fire at Raleigh, N. C, destroyed 'several
tobacco warehouses, the Blackwell's Durham
Co. losing 400,000 pounds of leaf tobacco.
Total loss to all firms $75,000.
Currier's Military Band, of Cincinnati, re
turned from New Orleans Friday, the Ex
position management being unable to fulfill
the financial part of the contract.
The Governor has appointed S. W. Hamp,
of Findlay, Trustee of Reform Schools; Mills
Gardner, of Washington, Trustee of the Co
lumbus Asylum, and John S. Atwood, of
Brown county. Trustee of the Blind Asylum.
The celebrated litigant, Mrs. Myra Clark
Gaines, is dead.
A Committee of the Cincinnati Board of
Aldermen is appointed to properly receive the
Philadelphia Council Committee en route for
New Orleans with the old liberty bell.
A. J. Creigb, a salesman in the employ of
George M. Enger & Co., Cincinnati carriage
manufacturers, is absent from the city, with
$2,500 of the firm's money. Detectives started
for St. Louis in pursuit, with a warrant tor
his arrest
The biennial message of Governor Porter,
of Indiana, shows tba debt of that State to be
$4,870,003. The school revenue last year
was $4,488,002. The Governor recommends
refunding the foreign debt of the Stat", which
amounts to $585,000, and the encouragement
of State militia.
WHOLESALE SLA MUTER.
Kleven nurse Killed by a Train Outot a
Drove of Twelve, and the Remaining
Animal Injured Loss About 2,000.
Andrew and John Nicholson, brothers, are
extensive breeders of fine draft horses at thi ir
place one-and-a-half or two miles west of
Plattsburg, this county, on the line of the
1., B. & W. railroad, Middle Division. They
breed from imported stock aud have on their
place a large number of valuable animals.
Yesterday afternoon a drove of twelve mares
and colts, running at large in a field, either
broke down the fence or found a place where
it was broken down, and got out upon the
railroad track just before the six o'clock
express came thnndering along. A' panic
seemed to seize the animals when the locomo
tive whistle sounded, and instead of getting
off the line at either side, they kept on up the
track in a sort of huddle, and the train, go
ing at full speed, which was increased when
the engineer saw he was "in far it," perhaps,
killed eleven out of the twelve within a dis
tance of 30f feet, and injured the twel.th by
cutting it about the legs and body. Strangely
enough the train did not leave the rails, the
bodies of the animals being thrown out ot
the way by its force. There were several
bloode 1 horses and colts in the lot valued at
$206 each, and the average value is thought
by experts to be between $150 and $200,
taaking the total loss foot up $1,800 or $2,
000. The reporter did not learn whether or
not there was any insurance or as to any suit
tor damages against the railroad company.
The encounter was at the point where the
road runs through the Hawkins farm, and
the place looked like a battle-field that had
been swept by a battery of artillery.
The Casino skating rink was again crowd
ed last night with people anxious to see the
second exhibition given by Edgar Williams.
The general verdict is that Mr. Williams is
the most graceful and pleasing skater that
has ever been seen in this city He com
pletes his engagement this evening, and those
who have not already seen him should not
fail to attend to-night.
Moon-Blindnesa.
"Moon-blindness," said an old sailor
gazing at the upper ringing of a Cali
fornia clipper near A all street ferry,
yesterday, "why, of course, there s
such a thing. I've seen it often. I had
a touch of it myself once. I(don't see,
though, how the English rear admiral
makes out that tho loss oi tho gun
boat Wasp was due to moon-blindness.
It gets its name, not because a man
who has it can't seo distinctly under
the moonlight, but because it is caused
by sleeping with tho moon shining on
the face. You know at once when you
have it. In fact, you often get stone
blind, and remain so for a- month or
more. I can't imagino how it could
occur near England, for peoplo are not
likely to sleep in the moonshine there.
"In tho China sea and .e Indian
ocean it is well known. ae Lascars
frequently have it, and .en a passen
ger steamer remains Tea night at a
Eort tho captain generally warns ever
ody who wants to sleep on deck
and most of them do in those hot lati
tudes to bo careful to keep well under
the awning. I remember once land
ing a passenger at Singapore quite
blind. He persisted in sleeping on the
forecastle head, as we lay for a night
in Fcnang, and the moon shone on nis
face for five or six hours. When he
awoke his sight was gone, and he
thought it was still night, though the
sun had aroused him. We went back
to Calcutta, and when we reached
Singapore on our next trip he had re
covered, but he hated the sight of the
moon over afterward.
"I never knew a case ol moon-blindness
that was not cured. You have
only to keep in the dark until sight
comes back. Mine was only partial
blindness, though the sight of one eyo
was nearly gone. I was well in a week.
The attack is generally accompanied
by a bad sick-headache, but most peo
ple are too much frightened to think
about that. I never neard of a woman
being afllicted with moon-blindness."
Sew, York Sun.
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Horseshoes.
Now that the horseshoe, as a pretty
symbol of good luck, forms so much a
p'art of household decoration, it may
not be amiss to say a word about iU
significance in the olden times. The
horseshoe was anciently believed to be
an effectual protection against witch
craft and witches, who could no more
overcome tho sanctity of its semi-circular
form than they could the move
ment of a stream, which even the most
powerful could not cross, is in the shape
of a running brook, as witness the
race of Tarn O'Shante'r, who, pursued
by them, passed the keystone of the
bridge himself, while the tale of his
good mare, on the wrong side thereof,
became the prey of the pursuing war
locks. We have seen the horseshoe
nailed to the lintel of bams and masts
of vessels, for a witch, mounted on her
broomstick, might tako.it into her head
to descend upon some unlucky craft; 'or
she might call up the surging waves to
ingulf it, unless it were protected by
this holy symbol. For a horse to cast
a shoe was a bad omen when a gallant
knight was about to start npon some
expedition; hence, if a horse stumbled,
which he would be sure to do it imper
fectly shod, it was unlucky. We do
not in our day believe much in witches
or "bad signs," but everybody is pleas
ed with the good luck implied in the
finding of a horseshoe. By an old
Norman custom, which has been pre
served to the -present, the venerable
castle at Oskham is plentifully bedeck
ed with horseshoes. The Lords de
Freres were in olden times entitled to
demand from every Baron on his first
passing through the town a shoe from
off one of his horse's feet There are
several shoes over 200 years old, tho
most notable ono being one given by
Queen Victoria. The Princess of Wales
recently visited the town, and, in con
formity with tho custom, a gilt shoe
with her name inscribed upon it, will
be fastened to the castle wall. In our
day it is not much to give a gilded
horseshoe, as did the Princes of Wales,
but it was a serious thing to an old
knight, who, giving direct from his
horse's foot, parted with his good luck.
Brooklyn Magazine.
A Queer Genoese Fashion.
We soon pass an immenso house
which was once a palace, but is now
used for other purposes. Looking up,
we see that one of the great windows
in the second story is open, and a lady
is sitting at it. She is dressed in very
bright, though somewhat old-fashioned
attire. Flowers and vines cluster in
side the window, and there is a hang
ing cage with a bird. As wo stop and
look at her, the lady docs not move,
and in a few moments we perceive
that tho Window, tho lady, tho open
shutters, tho sash, the flowers, and tho
cage are all painted on the wall in a
space whero you would naturally ex-
Ecct to find a window. This used to
e a favorite way of decorating houses
in Italy, and in Genoa we shall fre
quently seo these painted windows,
some closed, and some partly open,
some with one person looking out,
some with two, and some with none.
The lad' at this window has sat and
looked out on the street for hundreds
of vears. Under her window, into the
great entranco of tho palace, used to
pass nobles and princes. Now thero
are shops in the lower part of the pal
ace, and you can have your shoes
mended by a cobbler in the courtyard.
67. Sicholasfor December.
He Might Catch It Himself.
Among tho regular passengers on the
Boston, Lynn & Revere Beach Railroad
is a somewhat celebrated chemist, who
has lately compounded a mixture for
tho cure of cholera. Last evening he
was in conversation with Conductor
Bradbury regarding his discovery, and
being very much interested in its won
derful medicinal properties, ho raised
his voice so as to attract the attention
of all the passengers in the car.
"Why," said he, "my medicine will
knock the cholera higher than a burnt
boot. I wish it would come here, and
I would show you how quick I would
conquer it and make my fortune be
sides." "What's the matter with your
going out there where it is and wrest
ling with it?" blandly suggested the
genial Bradbury. "Why, I might
catch it myself, innocently replied the
would-be cholera exterminator, and tho
roars of laughter that filled the cars at
that moment so confused tho worthy
inventor as to cause his sudden retire
ment to the smoking car. Boston Herald.
WIT ANI HUBIOIt.
Before the wedding Wooed and
won. Flvo years after Wooden one.
A'eto York Journal.
Holland is increasing its number of
wind-mills by two per day. It will bo
a great nlaco if tho wind holds out.
Hew Orleans IHcayune.
Holland has 10,000 windmills. Du
ring a presidential campaign America
can see Holland and go hor about
60,000 windmills better.
We don't know why tho god of mar
riage is called Hymen, Julia, unless it
is because the groom is generally a
very "short" man after his marriage.
Now York society is preparing for
another war between the rich families
whoso fathers began lifo as peddlers,
and those whose grandfathers did.
Philadelphia Call.
Dramatic views: "Your son is an
actor, you say, Mr. Maginnis?" "Faith
ho is." "Where docs he act?" "Down
tho Bowery." "And what roles does
ho play?" "Rolls, is it! Faith, ho
rolls up the curtain." llambler.
"Why did you strike that boy, my
son?" asked a father. "'Cause ho said
I stole his top." "And you struck him
to prove to him that you did not take
it, eh?" "No, sir, 'cause I did take it,
butl can whip any boy that saysso."
Arkansaw Traveler.
A father-in-law at a wedding at
tempted to chaff the groom: "I nope
now, sir, that ou will not get into any
more scrapes." "No," said tho new
son-in-law, "I shall not have a chance;
I shall never get out of this one."
Providence JS'ews.
Terrified City Milkman (filling his
can at tho pump) "Great Scott!
What's that? Mary bring the gun
quick, there's a wild beast in tho yard."
Mary (who was once in tho country)
"Why, you old fool, that's a cow!"
T. C. Milkman "You don't say so."
Puck.
"Say, ma, I seen a nigger put seven
eggs in his mouth all at once," said
Johnny Quarlc as he came in from his
supper. "Humph, that's nothing; your
father put that butcher shop and a
horse and wagon into his," tartly re
plied Mrs. Quarle. Whisky was tho
ruination of tho old man.
There is a tendency to refine on
phrases that convey to the mindrepug
nant ideas. Hence our friends don't
die; "they ha?e entered into rest." In
asmuch as the condition of the depart
ed is somewhat problematical, how
would it be to substitute the following:
"Withdrawn from circulation." Bos
ton Post.
"How much did Mr. Smith give you
at his wedding?" asked a minister's
wife of her husband. "Two dollars."
Well, that's a very insignificant sum
for a rich man like Mr. Smith to pay
for such a service." "It does seem a
small amount," ho replied, "but you
must remember that he has been mar
ried before." Xew York Sun.
A mother in New York City whose
little son had fallen from the roof of
her dwelling and caught on a telegraph
wire, whence he was rescued by a dar
ing descent of another lad upon a fire-c-cape,
spanked her son and gave his
rescuer 10 cents. Whatever may be
said of the latter act, the former snow
ed wisdom beyond that of the present
age.
A sharp trick was played upon a
Lambertville citizen a few days ago.
Ho gave a tramp a pair of old panta
loons and was surprised shortly after
wards by a chap returning and giving
him a five dollar note, which he said he
had found in one of the pockets. So
E leased was the citizen with the tramp's
onesty that he presented him with a
silver dollar, but imagine his rage upon
discovering shortly afterwards that the
bill was counterfeit. Trenton True
American.
Two middle-aged women, who had
not seen each other for years, met the
other day in City-Hall f ark. and em
braced effusively. After they had re
covered their breath one asked: "Are
you married?" ".Oh, yes, and have
five children my husband is a brick
oarrier in West Twenty-third street.
"Are you married?" ""Yes, indeed."
"And your husband?" "He is a brick
carrier, too." "Whero does he carry?"
"In his hat."
A tramp applied to an Klizatieth, (N.
J.) woman for food one da I.it week,
and she scolded him saying: "Why
don't you come at a decent lime right
after dinner or breakfa-t -not in tho
middle of the morning?" He said: "I
hain't got no watch," in such a piteous
manner, that .she relented and went to
the kitchen to get him something.
Meanwhile her reproof sunk deep into
his heart, and, to guard against milk
ing such a mistake in the future, he
walked into the parlor and carried off
the handsome mantel clock.
"Excuse me, madam," said a gentle
man politely to a lady from whose head
he had accidently pulled a false switch
in a crowded car. "I've seen enough
of you to convince me that you arc no
gentleman." exclaimed the confused
woman "And I," returned the suave
man, handing back the lost switch,
"have seen enough of you to convince
me tnt you arc no gentleman cither."
"Pat, have you anv prairies in Ire
land like we have in'lllinois?" "To be
shure we have. Didn't ycz iver hear of
Tipperary?" Yonkcrs Statesman.
A prominent lawyer now practicing
in this city tells the following: "An old
darkey was under indictment for somo
trivial" offence and was without coun
sel. The Judge appointed me to de
fend him. I was young and very fresh
at the time, and it was my first case in
court. As I went forward to consult
with my client ho turned to the Judge
and said: 'Yo' Honah, am dis de law
ver what am appointed to offend mcT
Yes,' was the reply. 'Well,' said
the old darkey, 'take him away, Jedgc;
I pleads guilty.'" aV. Y. World.
A little fellow was climbinc an apple
tree, and when on the topmost limb, ho
slipped and fell to tho ground. He was
picked up in an insensible condition.
After watching by his bedside through
many weary hours his mother per
ceived signs of returning consciousness.
Leaning over him she asked him if
thero was anything alio could do for
him now that "he began to feel better.
Should she bathe his forehead, jot
change his pillow, or fan him? Was
there anything he wanted? Opening
his eyes languidly, and looking at her
the little suflxrer said: "Yes, I want a
pair of pants with a pocket behind."
He got them. A". Y. Tribune.
Brother Gardner announced the fol
lowing new legends to be hung on the
walls during the fall and winter term:
"A bigot am mo' to Iks fecred dan a
fule." "You kin silence a man by
knockin' him down, but it takes argy
ment to convince him." "Human na
tur' kin sometimes bo depended upon
ober night, but it's the safest way to
take a note of hand fur it." 'A man's
rating am not how much he kin run in
debt, but hov zb. ho kin squar' up
ebery Saturday night." "IndtutrT am
oarwu 10 unng plenty, and economy
neber goes b'arfut in winter." "Be
tween sayin' nuflin' an' talkin' too
much de world leans to do man who
holds his tongue." "Our opinion of
ourselves makes us all great men."
Proceedings of the Lime Kiln Club in
Detroit Free Press.
Tho respectable gentleman of tho
following anecdote was the victim of
a slight misunderstanding, and proba
bly he. did not forget it. He went to
tho train one dav to seo his favorito
daughter off. Securing her a scat ho
went to tho bookstall and then returned
to her window to say a parting word,
as is frequently done on such occasions.
While ho was away tho daughter left
the seat to speak to a friend, and at tho
samo time a prim old maid came in
and took her place. Unaware of the
important change inside, lie hurriedly
(nit his face up to the window and said,
"One more kiss, sweet pet!" In an
other instant the point of a cotton um
brella was thrust from the window, fol
lowed by the passionate interjection,
"Scat, jou grey-headed wretch!" He
scatted.
Individuality In Stationery.
Naturally enough every fashionablo
woman considers her taste superior to
:hat of others. She wants to be charac
teristic, and consequently not only
nanipulatcs her pen as no one else can
ind writes her letters criss-cross fash
on, but adopts a certain style of paper
ind ink, and theso she retains in spite
jf tho vagaries of designers and manu
facturers. This aiming at something
to gi-.e individuality to the stationery
is a difficult task, sinco tho regulation
thing is a white, thick sheet of paper,
sut to suit the fancy, and an envelope
to match No decoration whatever is
'derated by peoplo of reputed good
taste unless it be in tho form of some
heraldic device or monogram, and then
the owner must have indisputable claim
to warrant its use. Aside from this
:rest there is almost no possible way of
throwing a Thomas Carl lo veil about
tho possessions of Thomas Carlylo as did
that individual. Perfumery is per
missible, but there is danger of over
doing the matter and making the odor
intrusive. Some people have the habit
Df putting a geranium-leaf or modest
violet in every letter they send, and
jther eccentrics havo made themselves
conspicuous by putting double postago
on the letters they write. There is but
ne way to humor this fancy and
achieve the apparent individuality de
sired, aud that is to adopt a certain
kind or variety of letter-paper and en
velope and retain it through all time.
The idea is a good one in many re
spects; it has the advantage of econo
my and it is somewhat indicative of
stability. Chicago Tribune.
i
Some Food for Reflection.
Tho age to which we have at present
attained may be stated thus: Compar
ed with the period 1838-1854 (the ear
liest for which there are trustworthy
records), the average of a man's life
now is 41.3 years instead of 39.8, and
of a woman s 45.3 instead of 41.9ycars,
an addition of 8 per cent, to the female
life and 5 per cent, to the male. Of
each thousand males born in the pres
ent day, 44 more will attain the age of
35 than used to be the case previous to
1871. For tho whole of life tho esti
mate now is, that of 1,000 persons
(one-half males and one-half females)
35" survive at the age of forty-five, 26
at fifty-five, 9 at sixty-five, 3 at seventy
five, and 1 at eighty-five. To put tho
caso in another way, every thousand
persons born hince 1870 will live about
2,700 years longer than before. In
other words, the life of a thousand per
sons is now equal in duration to that of
1,070 persons previously; and 1,000
births will now keep up the growth of
our population as well as 1,070 births
used to do. This is equivalent in re
sult to an increase of our population,
and in tho best form, viz., not by more
births but by fewer deaths, which
means fewer maladies and better health.
What is more, nearly 70 per cent, of
this increaso of life takes place (or is
lived) in the "usual period" namely,
between the ages of twenty and sixty.
Cornhill Magazine.
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They Conldn't Make Him Speak.
They had a dime supper in the neigh
borhood of Pawtucket, conceived and
carried out by the ladies. The condi
tions of this novel supper were these:
For every word spoken by tho gentle
men at the supper-table a forfeit of 10
cents was imposed; but, on the other
hand (as duties are always compensat
ed with rights and restrictions with
privileges), it was agreed that whoever
could weather the whole supper, sub
mitting to all queries, surprises, and
ingenious questions without replying,
should be entitled to it gratuitously.
Many and frequent were the artifices
and subterfuges resorted to by the la
dies in attendance to entrap tho un
guarded, and one after another stout
and discreet man went down before the
constant volley of artful interrogations.
At last all fell out and paid the dime
penalty save one individual a queer
chap whom nobody seemed to know.
He attended strictly to business, and
passed unheeded the jokes, gibes and
challenges. They quizzed him, but all
in vain. He wrestled with turkey and
grappled with the goose. He bailed
out the cranberry sauce with an un
swerving hand, arid ho ate celery as the
scriptural vegetarian ate grasses; and.
finally, when he had finished his fifth
piece of pie, he whipped out a pocket
slate and wrote on it in a large and
legible hand, "I am deaf and dumb."
Providence Journal.
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Genius and Opportunity.
For a score of years tho scientific
school of criticism has tried to break
down tho barrier between ordinary
minds and men of genius by proving
that genius differs in degree but not in
kind from common intellects. That
this tendency should have grown in
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merely an illustration of that larger
tendency in modern science to regard
nil organic beings as related, and to ob
literate the line of separation between
the lowest men and the nighest ani
mals. But after accepting tho asser
tion that men of genius are only ordi
nary men with some intellectual quali
ties developed to an umiisal degree,
how does that make genius any the less
remarkable? It is in the difference
that the marvel lies, and not in tho re
semblance. Science will never be able
to do more than record that difference;
it will never be able to explain it. So
when we are told that Shakspcare or
Goethe was the pcoduct of his time, wo
need not quarrel with the statement;
but we know that no explanation of tho
fact that Shakspeare was Shaksneare
can be given. That particular individ
uality which distinguished him from all
other men, whether they were contem
porary or not, cannot be explained by
referring to the age or to the environ-
inont in whirh fit Hvpd. Philadelohia
Bulletin.
POPULAR SONGS.
Sonc That Ilavn Moved Nations Who
Wrote Tlirin anil What Inspired
Them.
The greatest poem of the war was
written at Washington by Julia Ward
Howe, under the title of "Ihe Battle
Hymn of the Republic." It is sung to
tho tune of "John Brown." and com
mences, "Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of the Lord." Mrs.
Howe wrote it early one morning and
it is said that she penned the lines with
her eyes shut. The night before she
sho had been out riding in the country
near Washington .and her party had
narrowly escaped being captured by a
troop of Confederates. As they came
into Washington they sang "John
Brown's Body," and tho tune kept
ringing in Mrs. Howe's head all night.
When sho awoke before daylight she
began to make verses of it, and in the
fear that she would forget them she
wrote them off, according to a habit
she had formed to save her eyes, with
out looking at the paper. Mrs. Howe
is still living, and she ranks among
the leaders of the woman's righU move
ment. Speaking of "John Brown's Body,"
tho tune itself i3 an old Methodist
camp-mccting tuno and the words were
adapted to it by a glee club of Boston
in 1861. It was first published at
Chaiicstown, Mass. Capt. James
Greenleaf, an organist of the Harvard
Church, set the notes for music, and a
Massachusetts regiment made them
first noted by singing them at Fort
Warren in 1861.
The author of "Maryland, My Mary
land," lives at Washington, and you
may see him in the press galleries ol
Congress almost any day during tho
session. He writes gossipy letters to
the Augusta Chronicle. Ills name is
James R. Randall, and he is a modest
looking, dark-complexioned man of 40.
Ho must have been very young when
he wroto that beautiful poem. His
ideas are broader now, and he is as lib
eral in his views as any member of the
gallery.
"America" was written by the Rer.
Samuel Francis Smith in 1832, and it
was first sung in Boston on the Fourth
of July of that year. Like the "Battle
Hymn of the Republic," it was inspired
by a great tune, viz: "God Save the
King?' This tune is in use in nearly
every countrv, and it has been ascribed
to Handel. The writer of the words
still lives in Massachusetts, and he says
he wrote the song at a sitting. He is
now 76 years old, and he graduated at
Harvard in the same class with Oliver
Wendell Holmes.
John Howard Payne's "Home, Sweet
Home," was written for an opera, and
he never got anything for it but his
tombstone in Oak Hill cemetery. It
was first sung in the Covent Garden
Theatre, at London, and made a big
hit. One hundred thousand copies
were sold the first year, and bv the end
of the second year its publishers had
cleared $10,000 from it
Robert Treat Pine wrote "Ye Sons
of Columbia," early in 1800, under the
title of "Adams and Liberty," and he
was paid $750 for it. Paine was the
son of one of the signers of the Dec
laration of Independence. He was
christened Tom Paine, but on account
of his dislike to Tom Paine's infidel
tendencies, he had the Massachusetts
Legislature change his name, and give
him what he called a Christian one.
Foster got fl5,000for writing "Old
Folks at Home.'" Crouch, th'e writer
of "Kathleen Mavourneen," received
$25 for the production, and afterwards
became a begging tramp while his pub
lisher could have built a brown stone
front out of its sales. George P. Morris
wrote "Woodman, Spare that Tree,"
because the purchaser of a friend's es
tate wanted to cut down a tree which
his grandfather had planted.
"Hail Columbia" wa3 written by
Joseph Hopkinson, in the summer of
1798, and it was first called the "Presi
dent's March." It was always sung
when Washington came into the thea
ter, and one of the objects of its writ
ing was the cultivation of a patriotlo
spirit among the people of the new Re
public It was first put into music by
a German music teacher at Philadel
phia, named Roth.
"The Star Spangled Banner" was
written by Francis Scott Key while
watching the bombardment of Fort
McIIenry, in 1814. He was in a small
vessel among the British ships, and ho
saw his countrymen win the victory.
All through the fight he watche'd anx
iovslv to seo if the flag was still stand
ing, looking for it at night by the flash
of the bombshells, and anxiously wait
ing the dawning. 'Ihe song was print
ed in the Baltimore American eight
davs after the battle, under the title of
"The Defense of Fort McIIenry."
Many people will be surprised to
learn that "Yankee Doodlo" is not of
American origin. Even the words date
back beyond the days of Queen Anne,
and the tunc is still older. In the wars
of the Roundheads, says Commodore
Preble, in his book on tho flag of the
United States, "Yankee Doodle," or
"Nankce Doodle," was applied in de
rision to Oliver Cromwell, and Pro
fessor Rimbault, a prominent musician
of London, wrote a song directed at
Cromwell under this title. The jingle
of these two songs is about the same,
and the words are not much different.
Dr. Sehuchburg first introduced the
song into this country in 1755, and this
was also in contempt of the ragged
colonial soldiers. At Concord and Lex
ington tho British, when advancing to
fight, bravely played "God Save the
Kinr," and after they were defeated
the Yankees, as thev watched their re
treat, struck up "Yankee Doodle."
"CVjrp" in the Cleveland Leader.
Proverbial Philosophy By the Hotel
Clerk.
Paste it in your hat that the peoplo
of the highest position and greatest im
portance, as a rule, make the least
trouble.
It may seem an absurd proposition to
somo people, but hotel clerks were re
ally not invented for the sole purpose
of answering foolish questions.
It isn't the "loudest" or most lordly
person who receives the greatest atten
tion. Every hotel in the land has shel
tered bigger men than you.
Don't spend half your time in trying
to devise ingenious ways to make trouble
for the servants, and "the other half in
making a row over your bill.
A little genuine civilitj to waiters
and employes goes further than an at
tenuated "tip' and further than a big
"tin," with the politeness left out.
The hotel was not built for the ex
press convenience and exclusive ac
commodation of any one person. This
is official, and it will pay you to re
member it.
There may be plenty of faults about
the hostelry you honor w ih your pres
ence, but don't make the mistake of
trying to correct them. There is noth
ing in the Constitution of the United
States to force you to remain if you are
not satisfied. Hotel Register.

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