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Springfield Globe -Republic
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Vol u mo IV. Numbor 301.
SPEUSTGFIELD, OHIO, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 12, 1885
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slight rife followed by falling temperature in
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Apples SOcall 50 per bush.
POTATOES 35a50e per bush.
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Cabbage Itull; 75c a 11.50 per bbl.
OjiioNS 75c per bush.
Salt Snow-flake brand, 11.30 per bbl.
Coal Oil lOaSie per gal.
Meats Country cured meats, lew In market.
Fine washed. 2s80c; unwashed, Jiofl.
SfOARS A large demand and prices low; gran
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Kice Best Carolina, 8$e per lb.
Ovsteks 25c perqt.
Dried Apples 8 l-3c per lb.
IIUEU Peaches 10c er lb
Ciiiccemi Uressed, $2 75 to 13.50 per dozen.
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Important Statements About Him
from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Captain Phelan Much Better His
Wounds Nearly Healed.
Authentic Statements About Gen.
Grant's Physical Condition.
He is not Seriously III and not in a
About St. John.
St. Louis, January 12. The editorial in
to-day's Globe-Deinocrat in connection with
Jas. F. Legate's letter, says Mr. St, John se
cured, early in the campaign from Senator
Plumb a letter introducing Mr. Legale to
the National Republican Committee, as a per
son authorized to act and speak for him; that
Legate stated to the Republican Committee
that St. John's original idea was that he
ought to get $250,000. The article
further says: Legate explained to the
committee how St. John could
be of service to the Republicans, stating that
he, St. John, was to say in his speeches that
it was evident the choice was between Blaine
and Cleveland and that as Blaine represented
anti-whisky and loyalty and Cleveland rep
resented whisky and disloyalty be was for
Blaine, and that he was to be accompanied in
his canvass by Mr. Legate, as a prominent
politician from Kansas, who was to verify all
St. John sr-id, and state that the Pro
hibitionists of Kansas would all vete
for Blaine. After a good deal
of discussion it was agreed to pay St. John
Tne'editorial also states that the sentence
in Legate's letter reading: "I am a little
guilty, because you don't respond to John
son's call for aid for his county," was a
cypher phrase, and that "Johnson's call for aid
for his county" means Legate's dispatch for
St. John's money.
The Globe-Democrat claims that it has
made but one side of its case against St.
John viz, that he sought money from the
Republicans, and that the other side, that
having tailed to get money from
the Republicans, St. John conducted his
campaign in the interest of the Democrats,
and was liberally rewarded, will be shown in
good time. It farther says that there are
several gentlemen who could help prove the
Democratic portion, and mentions the editor
of the Chicago News as one and Senator Gor
man, of Maryland, as another.
All About Grant.
5iw Tori, January 12. General Grant's
physician said, last night, in response to in
quiries regarding the General's health: Gen.
Grant consulted me early in the autumn
about a pain fn the side of his tongue, which
rendered it difficult for him to articulate and
masticate his food. This teemed to irritate
bis tongue. We restricted him to three cigars
a day, and he stopped smoking of his own
accord. It is very remarkable that this
change was not followed by any disturbance
of the nervous system or general irritation.
He is improved locally, able to speak with
out pain, and his general appearance is
improved in every respect. He is now occu
pied several hours a day in literary work,
which he seems to enjoy. I think he is in
better health than he has been since the acci
dent, a year ago. He is still lame from in
jury to his thigh, which has left a great ten
derness. He is unable to walk on account of
pain and feebleaess, without the aid of a
crutch or stick. There is nothing that would
justify the assertion that he is seriously ill,
and he is not in a critical condition.
Captain rhelan Much ISetter.
New York, January 12. At the hospital
to-day it was reported that Captain I'belan
was progressing very satisfactorily. Most of
the stab wounds in his head and chest are
already healed. It is expected that the
wound which fractured the bone of the left
arm, and the most serious flesh wound of all
in the left arm, will be quite healed to-night.
Mrs. Phelan arrived to-day from Kansas
All About Shot t.
London, January 12. Richard Short, who
stabbed Phelan, was suspected by the Irish of
connection with the Cork dynamite conspir
acy. Short left for America suddenly in
183, and his wife is now in the Cork work
house. Phelan attended the Featberstone
Wasbinoton, January 10 Senate. The
Senate was not in session.
House. The Navy appropriation bill was
passed. It appropriates $6,120,155.
The Consular appropriation bill was brought
up and discussed.
Mr. Townshend, in.brief remarks upon the
consular service, attributed the present busi
ness depression to overproduction, and fa
voied the opening up of the markets of
Southern nations to the surplus production of
this country. These markets could be secured
by the formation of a commercial alliance
with those nations which would give manu
factures of the United States an advantage
over the manafactures of Europe, From the
similarity of their institutions to those of the
United States, il they could be disabused of
the idea that (he United States wanted to
conquer their political sovereignties, the
countries of Central and South America
would join with us in seeking to bnild np the
welfare of the American continent and de
velop its resources.
Mr. Robinson (N. Y.) said the pending
measure was one to enable Americans abroad
to make fools of themselves, and forget their
Americanism. He was opposed to appropri
ating money to pamper a lot of incurable
snobs. There was no use for American Mem
bers abroad except to degrade their Govern
ment. He did not want a Democratic snob to
succeed a Republican snob (Lowell). Let Dr.
Burchard be appointed to succeed Lowell. He
was a man to express ideas and a fair repre
sentative of Democratic-Americanism.
The wonderful speech of Dr. Burchard had
not turned a single vote from Mr. Blaine to
Cleveland. In the course of his Congressional
career he had said many things which bad
been called foolish by the snobs and dudes
that ran the American press, but all his
actions had been prompted by his love for
It would always be his pride and pleasure
to be able to state to his children and bis
children's children that while a member of
the House he had stood up for American prin
ciples against the contaminating influence of
The Committee arose and the House ad
Washington, Jan. 12. Sinati. Among
the petitions presented was one by Hoar, from
Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood, praying Congress
to see that the votes cast for her at the late
Piesidential election be counted.
Tan Wyck, from Committee on Public
Lands, reported favorably, with amendments,
House bill to prevent unlawful occupancy of
public lands. The principal amendment pro
posed is to authorize the President to use
civil and military force to remove and destroy
The Chair laid before the Senate the reso
lution heretofore offered by Hawley, calling
on the President for copy of the historical
statement concerning the public policy of the
Executive Department of the Confederate
States, filed at the War Department by Gen.
Sherman, and a long and heated discussion
House. The Speaker announced the ap
pointment of Perkins (Kansas) a member of
the Committee on Rivers and Harbors, in
piace of Robinson, of Ohio, resigned.
Columbus, January 10. Housi. An at
tempt was made to adjourn the House until
Tuesday afternoon to enable certain Demo
crats to attend the inauguration of Gov. Gray
in Indianapolis, but Mr. Bruner, Democrat,
objected, and Speaker Marsh adjourned the
session until Mouday morning. Bruner said
his party should not make a bad record for
itself by absenteeism.
Allen O. Myers Introduced a bill to prevent
the Cincinnati end of the Miami and Erie
canal from going into the hands of a railway
Bills were introduced as follows:
By Mr. Mooney Increasing the salary of
the State Inspector of Shops and Factories
a $1,500 to $2,000, and providing that
the jtate shall be made into three districts for
the purpose of inspection, one deputy for
each district at a salary of $1,200.
By Mr. Burnett Requiring telegraph em
ployes to get the written consent of owners
of premises to erect poles or fasten wires, &c.
By Mr. Loewenstein Legalizing Sunday
By Mr. Cameron Amending the law as to
the appointment of guardians.
Mr. Buchanan presented a petition in favor
of doing away with October elections.
Senate. The Senate met and adjourned
until Tuesday afternoon.
Chicago. January 12. The statement is
made that when the persons indicted for
participation in the Eighteenth Ward election
frauds appear for trial they will decline to be
tried by a jury, but will be tried by the
Two weeks ago one of the heavy stone
brackets of the cornice of the court-house
was affected by the frost, and fell from its
position, carrying with it a portion of the
second balcony of the building.
Yesterday another bracket, weighing 250
pounds, fell, barely missing a pedestrian.
The entire cornice is declared to be in an ex
tremely dangerous coucition.
Harvard Professor Dead.
Boston, January 12. Professor Henry
Lawrence Eustis, dean of Harvard Scientific
school, died at bis residence in Cambridge
yesterday, aged CO. His health has been
failing for two years past. A month ago his
longs, being seriously affected, be was or
dered to the South but returned last Wednes
day in a hopeless condition.
Travel Resumed Work Suspended.
Wilcesbabbk, Pa., January 12. Travel has
been resumed on the Delaware, Lackawanna
& Western Railroad, which has been under
water for soma time.
. Several mines have closed and 1,000 per
sons are thrown out.
Gen. Robinson Sworn In.
Columbus, January 12. General J. S.
Robinson to-day presented his resignation to
the Governor as Member of Congress from
the Ninth Congressional District, and at noon
was sworn in and entered upon bis duties as
Secretary of State.
London, January 12. A severe gale pre
vails along the whole of the British coast.
Dispatches from points where telegraph lines
have not been prostrated report that a num
ber of vessels have been wrecked. Many
lives have been lost.
America to Mediate.
London, January 12. A dispatch from
Tientsin to the Times says: China and Japan
have agreed to submit the Corean questiou
to the mediation of representatives of Eng
land, Germany and America.
Hew State Treasurer.
Trrntos, N. J., January 12,. Governor
Abbett this morning appointed Ex-Senator
Jonathan II. Blackwell, this city, State Treas
urer, in place of George M. Weight, de
ceased. An Upward Movement in Wall Street.
New Yobk, January 12. The week opens
well, a strong market for stocks; prices ad
vanced J toMj. Northwestern and St. Paul
led the upward movement.
To lie Hanged.
Baltimore, January 12. John Scott, col
ored, convicted several weeks ago of the mur
der of his wife by poison, was to-day sentenced
to be banged.
LivxRi-ool.,- January 12. The failure of p
large firm, Rouse, West 4 Co., cotton brokers,
is announced; amount of liabilities on Cotton
Exchange, 30,000 bales.
Washington, January 12 For Ohio Val
ley and Tennessee: generally fair, colder
ather, north-westerly winds, higher
Pittsbckci, January 12. A movement is
on foot to get Francis Murphy, temperance
apostle, to locate here permanently.
Malt House Ruriied.
Auburn', X. Y., 'January 12. Parmele's
malt house burned; thirty thousand bushels
of barley are ruined; loss $20,000. Insured.
Pluk-Eye in Canada.
Windsor, Ont., January 12. A fatal dis
ease, with symptoms ol pink-eye, is attack
ing the horses of Essex county.
Gladstone Itetter and lletter.
London, January 1 2. Gladstone's health
is pronounced greatly improved.
The Imprecnable Glbralter Trembles at
Gibraltar, January 12. A slight earth
quake shock was felt here to-day.
Flour nnd Wheat.
New York, January 12. Flour is very
firm; wheat firm and a shade higher.
William II. Vanderbllt and General and
Mrs. II. S. Grant.
New York, January 11. Mr. William II.
Vanderbllt, on January 10th, sent a letter to
Mrs. General Grant stating that, on the 4th
of May It, General Grant called on him and
procured a loa of $150,000 for one day;
that a check for that amount was given
without a question; that the subsequent mis
fortune which came upon the General aroused
the sympathy and regret of the whole coun
try; that the General and Mrs. Grant sent
him (Mr. Vanderbllt) a deed of joint proper
ties to secure the amount and that he re
turned it. During Mr. Vanderbilt's ab
sence in Europe he says the General turned
over securities worth $150,000 to Mr. Van
derbilt's attorney, and at the General's solid
U'ion steps were taken by judgment to re
duce the properties to Vanderbilt's possession.
Mr. Vanderbilt's letter closes as follows:
I inclose herewith the assignment to you
of the mortgages and judgments, the bill of
sale of his jiersonal property and deed ol
trust, in which the articles ol historical in
terest are enumerated. A copy of this trust
deed will, with your approval, be forwarded
to the President of the United States for de
posit in the proper department. Trusting
this action wili meet with your acceptance
and approval, and with the kindest regards
to your husband, I am yours respectfully.
Gen. Grant responds, in behalf of Mrs.
Grant, thanking Mr. Vanderbilt for his great
generosity. The General says:
She accepts with pleasure the trust, which
applies to the articles enumerated in your let
ter to go to the government of the United
States at my death or sooner, at her option.
In this matter you have anticipated the dis
position which I had contemplated making
of the articles. . They will be delivered to
the government as soon as arrangements can
be made for their reception. The papers re
lating to all other property will le returned,
wilh the request that you have it sold and
the proceeds applied to the liquidation of the
debt which I so justly owe you.
In responding to this Mr. Vanderbilt
says that he "must insist" that he shall not
be defeated in his purpose, and asserts, as
1 will, therefore, as fast as the money is re
ceived from the sales of estate, deposit in in
the Union Trust Company. With the money
thus realized I will at once create with that
company a trust, with the proper provisions
for the income to be paid Mrs. Grant during
her li'e, and giving the power to her to make
inch disposition of the principal by her will
a she may elect.
In reply to this Gen. Grant says he can
"ao longer resist" the "generous determina
tion" of Mr. Vanderbilt but on the same day
(Jan. 11th) Mrs. Grant sends a note stating
that, "on reflection" she finds that she "can
not and will not" accept Mr. Vanderbilt's
munificence in any form.
New Orleans, La., Jan, 10. The United
States Commissioners to the World's Expo
sition have unanimously adopted a long me
morial to the Legislatures of their respective
States and Territories. The memorial gives
an exhaustive resume of the situation, and
enlarges on the extraordinary proportions the
exposition has assumed. Tbey speak ol the
difficulties which beset the great enterprise,
the untiring energy of the management and
the impossibility, unless relieved, of the
Board to do what they originally intended
for State exhibits, without extra appropri
ations from the respective States.
Daniel L. Holcomb was acquitted of the
murder of Jacob Crouch, at Jackson, Mich.
The jury in the Hardy murder trial at
Marietta, O., returned a verdict of murder in
the first degree.
The residence of L. Lytle, near Delaware,
O, was entered by masked burglars and
robbed of $2,000.
The Farmers' Bank at Klizabethtown, Pa.,
closed. Liabilities, $80,000. Depositors
likely to lose heavily.
The jury in the case of Ollie Brown,
charged with the murder of George Freeman,
at Lexington, Ky., failed to agree.
The total cut of lumber in the Northwestern
region la3t year was 2,534,289,000 feet of
L lumber, 1,059,854,300 shingles and 630,090,-
Rev. C. W. Miller, D. D., of the M. E.
Church, South, died at his home in Lexing
ton, Ky., at an early hour Saturday morn
ing. Ex-Governor St. John writes to the Chica
go Tribune calling Mr. Clarkson, of the Re
publican Committee, a wilful liar, and deny
ing that he omitted any engagements in
Ohio and asserting that he did not have the
"sore threat" and that he never will have it.
St. Johu challenges Clarkaou to produce his
Norman Lock is under arrest at Eaton, O ,
charged with forging ordeis on the County
Auditor for witness fees amounting to $500.
The Secretary ol War has decided not to
order a court martial for the trial of Lieuten
ant Garlington, ou charges preferred by Gen
The Sunday Creek Coal Company and the
Sunday Creek Mining Company, both of
Toledo, O., have leen consolidated under the
The National Tube Works, McKeesport,
Pa., will resume to-day (Monday), giving em
ployment to twenty-five hundred men at ten
tier cent, reduction.
'Cue new Superintendent of the Cincinnati
Waltr-works recommends the purchase of
two new pumi'S of ten million gallons daily
An attempt is being made to have the
Miller-Arthur factions combine on Evarts, in
order to defeat Morton in the contest for Sen
ator in New York.
The New York Star will be discontinued
as a daily, but will continue as a weekly.
The change is owing to the decline of Kelley's
A bill to authorize the city of Cincinnati
to enter upon and occupy a part of the Miami
ana Erie Canal as a public highway and for
sewerage, water and gas purposes was intro
duced in the Ohio Legislature.
. The Louisville and Nashville depot at
Nashville with all the freight stored there and
about one hundred loaded cars; also a hotel
adjacent, were destroyed by fire. Loss$150,
000 on depot, $2,500 on hotel.
Two freight tiains on the Chesapeake and
Ohio collided Saturday near Jackson river.
The engineer and fireman of one train were
killed. Three brakemen were severely
wounded. Both trains are a total wreck.
The committee appointed by the court of
Vi3e county, Va., to investigate the condition
of the sufferers by the late plgaue, report
more destitution than at first supposed, and
outside assistance, heretofore declined, is
Duncan C. Ross, the Cleveland (O.) wrestler,
says he has determined to give up the saloon
business and enter the ministry, and has al
ready applied to the Faculty of Trinity Col
lege, Toronto, Canada, for admission to the
Secret service officers of the Treasury De
partment turned up the plates and $103,000
of counterfeit money, upon the confession of
Miles Ogle, the celebrated counterfeiter.
Thirty-eight thousand dollars was found near
Cincinnati and the rest near Louisville.
The will of the late Andrew Erkenbrecher,
of Cincinnati, was opened by consent of the
Probate Court. The German Protestant
Orphan Asylum is bequeathed $10,000, and
the remainder of the estate, which is esti
mated at about $1,000,000, goes to his heirs.
The London police have been apprised of
an intention to blow up two railway sta
tions. Tb blockade ol a portion of Formosa,
which has been abandoned, has been renewed.
More troops ill be dispatched to Egypt hy
The Egyptian Minister el Finance has
started for London to bring matters to a
head with regard to Egypt's finances.
A financial crisis exists in Buenos Ayres.
Bismarck's colonial policy is seemingly not
much favored by the Reichstag.
Cholera and typhoid fever have the French
troops in Tocquin in their grasp, working
The Moors are reported to be shooting
down Jews with considerable sang frold.
Mme. Hugues, Paris, refuses to pay the
$400 fine assessed, holding that her acquittal
of murder covers all damage.
Earthquake shocks continue in Spain,
with the accompaniment of fisrure ia the
The memorial services of the lata Reuben
Springer at Music hall, Cincinnati, Snnday
afternoon were attended by several thousand
persons. Mozart's requiem was sung by the
May Festival chorus. Hob. William S.
Groesbeck delivered an oration on lir.
Springer's life and character.
Captain Thomas Phelan continues to im
prove (at New York), but is not yet able to
Mine No. 5, the largest in the Hocking
Valley, has been set on fire.
The Chicago Socialists fire themselves off
every Sunday. The Daily News says they
have not over 100 armed and drilled men
Fifty-eight bills, aggregating $6,232,200,
have been introduced in the House for pub
Charles W. Folger, son of the late Secre
tary of the Treasury, is dead.
The Baltimore GazettePublishing Company,
owning The Day, made an assignment for the
benefit ol creditors.
The city election at Parkersburg, W. Va.,
resulted in favor of the Republican candidates
with but two exceptions.
The U. S. Court at New Orleans is about oj
take up the cases ol the four persons indicted
tor complicity in the Loreanville election riot.
The U. S. Commissioners to the World's
Exposition have unanimously adopted a
memorial to the Legislatures of their respec
tive States, speaking of the difficulties which
beset the great enterprise, and the impossi
bility, unless relieved of the Boare, to do
what they intended.
The Democratic National Committee, it is
said, is short about $200,000 and contribu
tions are being solicited from expectant Dem
ocrats throughout the country.
George F. Peteisen, a night nurse at the
Cincinnati hospital, was found dead in bed of
an overdose of laudanum administered by
himself, to quiet bis nervous system after a
The Diiector of the Mint, Washington, re
ports that during the past year the gold new
ly coined was $23,726,852, and silver $725,
150. Six millions of trade dollars have been
withdrawn from circulation.
James McMullin and his wife, aged people
living on a farm ncarCrawfordsville, Indiana,
were murdered in their home and the house,
with the bodies, burned. A neighbor farmer
named John Coffey, was arrested, but escaped
before he reached the jail.
A liot took place at Plymouth, Pa., be
tween the Salvation Army and the police, the
former insisting on violating the town ordi
nance against parading the streets with mu
sic, and the latter doing their best to prevent
the violation. The Captain was arrested and
There is a threitened strike among the
operatives of the potteries atj Trenton, X. J.
The manufacturers offer English wages, plus
the protective tariff of fifty-five per cent. The
operatives want, in addition, Consul fees,
brokerage, custom-house duties, insurance,
Ac, which English importers have to pay in
addit:on to the tarit).
Judge Lawrence, of Bellefontaine, First
Comptroller ol the U. S. Treasury, divided
C.O00 acres of land in Illinois, and in Hardin,
Huron and Logan counties, Ohio, between
his four children, for Christmas presents.
The land is valued at $50,000.
Emma Lewis, captain; Fannie M. Billet,
Anna M. Herby, Rosetta Turney, Anna
Scott,- Wm. Brewer, Paul Heiligman, Geo.
W. .Hopping, Jr., John Rundstettler and
Fergus Clayton, Salvation Army people, were
arrested in Davton, Saturday night, and have
been one day and two nights in prison.
George Winfield Scott Hancock Gar
field Fattison Yerks is an unfortunate
infant in an interior county of Penn
sylvania. Cedar-wood fires are fashionable luxu
ries. They give out a delicious fra
grance, and are nearly, if not quite, as
expensive as coal.
Among tho maL-y towns of this coun
try in which the newspaper business
appears to be overdone St. Paul and
Detroit are now conspicuous.
The thrifty Floridans are turning
thoir attention to lemon-growing, which
promises to be a more profitable in
dustry than orange-growing.
In one of the mountain counties of
Kentucky a woman has held the office
of Justice of tho Peaco without legal
authority for the last ten years.
It is said that the nowly patented
metallic sounding-board makes even
the cheapest violin as valuable for tons
as a genuine Amati orStradivarius.
Albert Hawkins, the colored coach
man at the White House since Grant's
administration, has been engaged to
continue as such under President Cleve
land. South Carolina has a stock law which
does away with tho necessity of fences
around farms. It is said to be work
ing an incalculable saving in timber
and trouble. ,
Quinine pills (one grain each) to the
number of nearly 50" can, it is stated,
be made out of an ounce of that drug,
which has been selling recently at 88
cents per ounce.
A young mulatto is working as a
conductor on a Pullman car on the
Pennsylvania Railroad for money
enough to complete his course at Co
lumbia Law School.
Professor Schubeler, tho botanist,
argues that the sun of the South gives
sweetness to tho fruits of the tropics,
while the light of tho long days of tho
North gives the aroma.
A Scotch colony consisting of about
2,000 persons is now being organized
to go to Los Angeles County, Califor
nia. Many well-to-do Englishmen are
also constantly coming to this county,
and the price of land is going tip.
A farmer near St.Kelcsa, Cal., raised
this season a pumpkin he estimates
would weigh fully 300 pounds. He has
taken out the inside, leaving only a
shell, which is used for and completely
shelters his big Newfoundland dog.
The weight of the Washington Mon
ument is 81.120 tons. It cost $1,187,
710, of which amount Congress ap
propriated $887,710. Nearly $200,000
more is required to complete the ter
race and decorate tho grounds at the
base of the monument.
A bullet with which Henry Southern,
of Greenville, S. C, was wounded in
the neck at the battle of Gettysburg
has just been taken from beneath his
collar bone by a surgeon. The bullet
was not disfigured, and looked as new
as when it entered his neck.
Mrs. Omie Wilson, formerly Miss
Carrie Astor, is not beautiful. She is
a light, fragile creature, with an arm
like a blade of grass and a noso that
turns np toward the sky. To be thus
gossiped about is a penalty the young
woman has to pay for being rich.
The campaign processions made a
deep impression upon the mind of Miss
Nellie McKoe aged three, of New
Brighton, Pa. As she was out walk
ing with her mother on a recent star
light ereningshe exclaimed: "Mamma,
mamma, they are having a parade up
in heaven, ain't they?"
It is a singular fact that some of the
ablest' men in tho Forty-eighth Con
gress never had the benefit of a col
lege education. Messrs. Edmunds,
Bayard, Pendleton, Wilson of Iowa, in
tho Senate; Carlisle, Curtin. Kelley,
Randall and Reagan, in the House,
never went to college.
Rev. 1. C Wilder is the oldest col
lejre student in the United States He
entered the Universityof Vermont with
the class of "It-, but was unable to com
plete the course. Now, though in his
eighty-third year, he is joggiDg along
with the class of '85 and hopes to take
his degree next June.
The use of the magnet for thecure
of disease was known to the ancients.
It was known to Actius, who lived as
early as the year 500. He says: "We
are assured that those who are troub
led with the gout in theirhands or feet,
or with convulsions, find relief when
they hold a magnet."
A few Sundays ago Mr. Yates, editor
of the London World, went, as is his
custom on the Sabbath to church, and
at tho close of the service was rallied
by a friend about his absorbed attitude
of reflection. "Ah!" was the reply,
"I might well look serious. I was
thinking about the next World."
A good story is told of a country par
son who went to preach in a remote
parish church. The sexton, in taking
htm to the chapel, deprecatingly said:
"I hope your reverence won't mind
preaching from the chancel. Ye see,
chapel's a quiet place, an' I've got a
duct setting on fourteen eggs in the
Jim Baker, of Cowboys' Delight,
Arizona, has published the following
notice in a local paper: "If any one
should kill an elk this winter with ,a
circle B on it, this is to notify them
that that critter is mine, and is only
half elk any way, as tho other half is
cow, being tho calf of my old milker
"Tacoma" ("the he one") is the
name proposed for Washington Terri
tory when admitted as a State. It is
the Indian and Territorial name for
one of the highest mountains in the
United States, which Vancouver named
Mt. Rainie-, 14,440 feet elevation, clad
in perpetual snow and not eighty miles
distant from tide-water.
A Norwich, Conn., gentleman made
a most remarkable shipment to the
Bermuda Islands the other day. It was
a barrel of ordinary gravel. It seems
that his father is a resident of the Ber
muda Islands, and a raiser of poultry.
There is no gravel on the islands suit
able for the biddies' digestive organs,
hence the shipment.
A New York physician claims to have
discovered that deafness generally has
its origin in the ruouth, instead of the
ears, nsmost people suppose. He thinks
it is often caused by carious, crowded
and displaced teeth, and he has a col
lection of about five hundred casts of
tho interior of the mouth which, ho
alleges, go to prove his assertion.
Nine million square miles is certain
ly a mighty measure, being forty-four
times bigger than France and seventy
three times larger than the combined
area of the British Isles. Yet this is
said to be the measurement of the ex
panse of territory embraced in the "gc-
ogxapiucai unais ui mo vuk ,m.u
the International African Association
The Washington Monument will not
Ion; enjoy its pre-eminence as the high
est tructure in the. world. irr.n
tower ol tne asionismngneignt oi l,ow
feet is to be erected in the grounds of
the French Exhibition in 188'J. An ele
vator, the safety of which is guaran
teed, will communicate with the sum
mit, and visitors to the exhibition will
be taken to the top for a small fee.
The hot-water cure is becoming gen
eral, and even the doctors have got to
prescribing it, Mr. Daniel, one of the
tip-town merchants, claims that he has
5,000 disciples now drinking hot water
before breakfast. When first drunk the
hot water seems to nauseate, a little.
In a few days it becomes agreeable,
and after a week is missed in the mor
ning. The advocates of hot water be
fore breakfast denounce cold water at
any time of the day, and are evidently
bent on breaking up the ice companies.
The F.nglish who come to this country
are of the opinion that ice water is a
potent cause of Bright' s disease of the
kidneys. Broadway Note Booh in Ktw
A Patty Diet Tor Mice.
The plumber has long been a target
for satire on account of his alleged ex
tortionate charges and defective work;
but recent discoveries tend to show
that he has been maligned. Experi
ments lately made by Prof. Storer, of
the Bussey Institution show that the
leakage in the joints of pipes, usually
attributed to the avarice of plumbers,
are due to the fondness of mice forput
ty. Prof. Storer put three mice into a
cage and gave them an abundance of
putty and a small supply of oats, the
result being that they ate about a third
of their weight in putty. Tho mice, it
was found, would not touch putty mix
ed with red ochre, a third of whiting,
and oil in proportion; but they ato
moderately of equal parts of ochre and
whiting. Putty wholly made of yellow
ochre was at first rejected, but was af
terward gradually consumed. Yet the
fastidious mice would not eat oil and
clay unless mixed with whiting. They
did not survive small doses of the car
bonate of lead, baryta, and zinc unless
adulterated with whiting, which seem
ed to deprive the:-e pigments of fatal
These experiments, while they show
that plumbers ought to know some
thing of chemistry and the tastes and
appetites of mice, j-elicve that abased
class of much of the odium which has
hitherto been fastened upon them.
"Has there been any improvement la
art needlework?" asked a reporter for
the .Vaif and Express of a lady artist,
who was busily putting the finishing
sttchci to a beautiful design on satin.
"Oh, yes, many, and of a truly artis
tic nature. Everything now, seems to
tend to high art. The Oscar Wildo
craze has come again, I believe, and is
likely to remain. Etching art work
with the needle is all the rage now. It
requires an artistic taste, an inborn
faculty you might say, to produce on
satin or cloth of any kind designs or
pictures which so closely resemble na
ture, and look like etching in art. For
instance, here is a tidy in that style.
See how the delicate shades of
thread are so blended as to givo life
and tone to the sketch as a whole. It
looks more like tine art on canvas,
than needlework on cloth."
Haven't you a special cloth to work
"There are many different kinds of
cloth that can be used, but of them all
satin is the favorite. Plush is used fre
quently. Of late three new back
grounds have been introduced: battis,
transparent canvas and Chinese
crape. Wonderful results in design
anil shading are accomplished on these
surfaces. The work at all times is
tedious but not arduous. It requires
patience and a good eye for coloring to
be a good artist in needlework art be
sides years of experience. Some never
learn it. To convince rou that it is
not merely mechanical, 1 hafe frequent
ly given one or two lessons to a lady,
explaining the methods fully, and have
been astonished at the rapid progress
she has made. Others I have taught
for many months without success.
Hence you see a lady must have ability
in thutdirection or else no progress can
be expected. Every color that a flower
has can be stitched on canvas, even to
the minute shading of the leaves. The
most popular stitch in art needlework
is the Kensington outline stitch. It
would be impossible for me to explain
to you the way a Kensington stitch is
made, it has tp be seen while it is
being done to fully comprehend its
"Another popular method of this art
work is Rococo work, or ribbon embroi
dery. It is the least expensive of all
art embroidery, and can be done very
rapidly. Combinations of ribbon, flow
ers and arrasene leaves can be made
superbly artistic. The best flowers for
the work are tho wild rose, forget-me-not,
wild clematis, daisy and Russian
snow-flower. The method of working
is as follows: For a rose take three or
Ave shades of rose pink gros grain rib
bon No. 9 or surah silk, cut the same
width; cut five pieces (one of each
shade) two inches long; commence
with the darkest shade; make two
small plaits in one end and tack it on
tho outer end of the petal with a few
strong stitches; then bring the other end
of the ribbon over and pass it down
through a slit made in the center of the
rose, being careful to draw the selvages
a little tigliter than the center in order
to make the petal stand out soft and
puffy; make the other petals In tho
same manner; then till the center with
French knots of mauo embroidery silk;
also make the stamens by carrying
stitches of silk up on to the ribbon with
a French knot at tho end to represent
pollen. Other flowers with large pe
tals, requiring wide ribbon are made in
the same manner; but for tho finer
flowers, like forget-me-nots, the ribbon
may be threaded into a large-sized
worsted needle and worked through
and through, taking a single stitch for
"The designs are generally flowers,
are they not?"
"Yes, flowers of rare beauty, group
ed in every conceivable shape, aremoro
popular than figures of nymphs or he
roes clad in bright armor. Remember,
to embroider nicely anu shade, is art."
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The price of Meissonier's wonderful
little picture, "The Vedette" is stated
to be $22,500. Fifty years ago Meis
sonier's inimitable drawings fetched
from $4 to $8 apiece. In order to fin
ish them ho had to spend half the day
in the "Bibliothcque Nationale" at
Paris, studying Indian engravings,
which afforded subjects suited to the
tasto of the dealer whoso orders" the
great French artist then unknown to
fame was executing. Meissonier has
for himself left it on record that his
lunch then consisted of a raw apple,
and his dinner (when he, could afford
one) of soup, fried potatoes and a bit
of bread. He could only afford to
sleep one night in two, and for six
months he claims tc have lived ou a
urn of 50 francs.