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Springfield Globe -Republic
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Volume IV. Numtoor 30-1.
SPKLNGF1ELD, OHIO, TTKTRSDAY EVENING, JAJSTUARY 15, 1885
I THE HPRINOFIELD BEPUMMC
I Volume XJE.X. Number 3U4.
,
OWEN, PIXLEY d. CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee: Fair, gener
ally colder weather; followed in weitern jwr
tion by slight ri9e ot temperature; northerly
winds, shilling to eaiterly; higher barometer
followed in west portion by lower barometer.
We talk of a class ot goods to-day often
clipped by advertisers.
We leave nothing to be taken for granted,
but brirg everything to public notice.
If things we keep are worth Wiring, they
are certainly worth talking about.
Way back in the rear of cur store are many
cheap, but very necessary garments all the
same.
But few probably stop to think when in
pursuit ot outer coverings, called Overalls,
Jumpers, Waists, Denim Coats, Ac, lhat there
is anything to be saved by seeking first
lands, (the manufacturers of these most nec
essary garments) and consequently drop into
the first place they come to aid make their
purchases. This is an erroneous idea, as may
be proven any day you choose to look here.
We are over all in quantity and quality,
and under all in price.
Upon these tables we show the Brown
Dock Overall with single pocket, with leather
pocket stays, seven buttons and strap and
buckle 25c. Heavy Blue Pantaloon Overalls,
pattern cut, four pockets, double stitched, pat
ent buttons, strap and buckle and peppered
jean pocket material 85c, a guaranteed 15c
per pair under. Call for lot 77. Heavy
Brown Twill Denim Pant Overalls, three
pockets, double stitched and brown muslin
pocket material 50c, Heavy Blue Denim,
two front atd one hip pocket of twilled Jean
50c. Call for lot U. & T. and compare with
what you thought you bought cheap.
Next in order are White Duck Overalls
with patent apron fronts and shoulder straps
of came material, one pocket and rivet staid,
double waxed thread stitched, with stripes
down the sides, the whole combination 75c,
ne-third under; Coats of same material to
match. Lot 27 Boys' Brown Duck Overalls
with one hip and two front pockets, muslin
pocket material, double linen thread stitched
35c Lot Zi Boys' Blue Denim, same material
and make as the 50e men's, 40c Lot 53
Heavy Light Drab Duck Pant Overalls, men's
sites, with four handy pockets, patent but
tons, double stitched throughout 75c
Lot 104 Fine Dress Pantaloon Overall of
the fine solt grade Denim, double fancy
stitched, with requisite number ot pocket'
and hand-sewed buttons 85c Then the
Jumirs or Waists to match.
Another Thick Brown Denim Coat with
pockets of came, cross-stick ed stays, in any
size from 3G to 42, Sc.
Lot 72 Fancy Mixed Duck Pant Overall,
three large and a change pocket, double
waxed thread stitched, patent battons, strap
and buckle, 75c
OWE.V, PIILET k CO.,
Overall Manufacturers and Retailers at
Wholesale Prices, 25 k 27 West Main
Street, Spring-field, 0.
PIANOS.
BEHNING
These Renowned Pianos are kept
in all the different styles by
R. F. BRANDOM & CO.,
T-l Kolly'ai -A.i-cii.de.
SPKINGFIELD.MAHKrTS.
COBKXCTKD BT CHAS. W. FaTKTE it CO.
Wednelr, Jan. 14, 18S.
raovrsioss.
Ki'TTia 20e; choice scarce.
h.- Good supply; 20e.
1-oi'LTBT GooJ demand; chlcteat, young, 20a
31a-, old, 25SSc each.
ArrLKS-SOcall 50 per bush.
1'oTXTOKe 3Sa50e per bush.
bwKKT rcTAIOKS llJOalOOperbuih.
Cicuiue Dull; 5calt.S0perbbl.
On:o'9 75c per bush.
Walt Snow-Bare brand, 11. JO per bbl.
Cusi. Oil 1020c perg-al.
Heats Country cured meats, few In market.
WOOL.
Klne washed, 2SaS0e; unwashed, X oil.
aoc hues.
Scosbs A large demand and prlees low; gran
ulated. 7c per lb: "A" wall. ie per lb; extra C
llKbt. tie per lb; yellow C.6Xc per lb; C, Be
'"coffkk Mark lower; Java, 20a30c per lb;
hlo, golden, 18a20 per lb; Bio, prime green, HK
lieperlb; Blo.x onion, 10c per lb.
riTBL-w sOsSCMOe pergal.
Molasses Me Orleans, eOsSOo per gsl;sorgliam
50c per gal.
Bice Best Carolina, 8Jc per lb.
Otsters J5c perqt.
Due Arnitsaj 1-Sc per lb.
Dried Peaches 10c per lb.
Cmci CKS-Ilressed, S2.75 to 13.60 per don.
TcaaETS talOc per lb.
Dccks " f- 5as 50 per dor.
K a setts ft 26al (0 per dox.
DBTED VBCITS.
Kakihs New ioiaic per lb,
ttTS-S 7jc P" lb.
irmj-Nw 8X pe. lb.
PBACaEs Uslvta UH?; miisd SJc psr lb.
PBC Nw 74o ptr lb.
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EPISCOPAL MONKS.
Assistant Bishop Potter Taken in
Hand by Senior Bishop Lee.
Interesting Correspondence and
Development of Facts.
Mine Explosion in France Forty
eight Persons Killed.
Annual Meeting of the Chautauqua
Trustees.
Great Loss ot Lire.
Paris, Jan. 15 A terrible colliery explo
sion occurred to-day in the great coal mine
at Lievin, in Pars de Coli9, France. Fortu
nately but forty-eight men in the mine. All
these are entombed. Twenty-eight dead
bodies, so far, have been brought up from the
mine. It is believed that none of the men in
the colliery escaped instnt death. The cause
ot the explosion is unknown.
Co'-igresh.
WAsmsiOTON, Jan. 14 Senate The bill
to place a person to be named (Uraot) on the
retired list, p;"cd. Before the passage a
general discussion occurred, in which Mr.
Voorhees (Democrat) recalled the fact, for the
benefit of Southern men, that Secretary
Stanton wanted to arrest and imprison Gen-
eral Robert E. Lee after the surrender at
Appomattox, and General Grant told Stanton
that Lee was his (Grant's) parolled prisoner,
and not a hair of his bead should be molest
ed. He remembered also Grant's fearless
acknowledgement of his error in the Fitr.
John Porter matter.
While the inter-state commerce bill was
under - discussion Senator Harrison called
the attention of the Senate to the death of
Hon. Schuyler Colfax, who had been a pre
siding officer of the Senate and Vice Presi
dent of the United States. After a few brief
but feeling words of eulogy of the deceased
by Messrs. Harrison and Sherman, Mr. Har
rison offered a resolutieu reciting that the
Senate had heard with great sorrow of Mr.
Colfax's death, and out of respect to his mem
ory the Senate do now adjourn. The Senate
accordingly adjourned.
Horsx Mr. Weller introduced a bill to
refund the bonded debt of the United States
at 2 percent, interest, to reduce the fixa
tion on circulating bank note currency, and
to secure such currency against unnecessary
disturbance and fluctuation by applying the
national revenues economically to the pay
ment of the public debt. Referred.
Wasuisotos, January 16. Hocsc The
Speaker laid before the House an estimate
from tbe Commissioners of the District of Co
lumbia, for an appropriation of $10,000 to
enable them to maintain public order during
the ceremoaies attending the dedication of
the Washington monument and inauguration
ot the next President. Referred.
The House then, under the special order,
proceeded to the consideration ot the Mc
Pherson tnnding bill.
Henly wished to antagonize it with the
question under consideration but the speaker
ruled that such question could not be raised
against the special order and Henley gave
notice that he would on Saturday press the
Northern Pacific Land Grant bill for action.
SixATs Hale, from Com. on Naval Affairs,
reported favorably a bill for the relief suffer
ers by the wreck United States steamer,
"Tallapoosa." Place on the calendar.
Miller (Cal.) introduced a bill to increase
the pension of the widow of General George H.
Thomas from $3G0 to $1,000 a year, the same
as the pension already granted to the widow
of Admiral Faragut. Referred. The Senate
then proceeded to the consideration of bills on
the calendar.
Upon motion of Miller, of California, the
Senate went into executive session. A por
trait of ex-President Hayes, painted by Hunt
ington, was received at the White House to
day. It will be hung in the main corridor.
Ohio Legislature.
CoLCMBCS, Jan. 14 h'gSATE Not in ses
sion. Hocsi Bills introduced : Preventing
strikers from intimidating other laborers;
providing for the piece-price system at the
penitentiary ; tor female physicians at asy
lums; amending laws so that mortgages will
show on lists for taxation ; for courts to order
distributions of estate; anthorizing married
wemen to dispose of their estates; making
the adjutant general's books prima facia evi
dence for bonds. Bills passed : Senate bills
for election of members of school boArds ;
House bill fixing liens on live stock.
Railroad Fight Fending.
New Yore, January 15. The Post Mon
treal special says: The visit of the Cauadan
ian Prime Minister to Montreal has been
taken advantage of by railroad men to press
upon him their respective programmes in
view of the approaching session of Parlia
ment. A great fight for the monopoly of the
south shore of the St. Lawrence has again
broken out between the Grand Trunk and
Canadian Pacific.
The Emperor's Speech.
Berlin, January 15. The Prussian Reichs
tag opened to-day. The Emperor William
reported a favorable financial condition.
Trade had improved, but agricultural inter
ests were depressed. The eovernment will
ascertain the cause and provide a remedy.
Trouble at the Isthmus.
New Yore, January 15. Panama, Janu
ary 5. A most alarming state of things ex
ist in the Republic and a general conflict is
imminent. The Commander-in-Chief and
another General were killed in a battle.
The Itoss Emerald.
New York, January 15. Panama, Janu
ary 5. An emerald weighing over a pound,
in the rough, has just been found in the
Muzo mines the largest emerald ever dis
covered.
The Beginning" or the End.
WAgntsoTos, January 15. The introduc
tion of testimony in the Swaim case was con
cluded, and argument will begin this' afternoon.
Episcopal Monks.
Xkw York, January 15. Senior Bishop
Alfred Lee, of the Protestant Episcopal
Church, writes (for the Churchman) a letter
to Assistant Bishop Potter, who admitted
young Huntington to the monastic order of
the Holy Cross, in which he expresses his as
tonishment and distress at Bishop Potter's re
quiring of Huntington well-known monastic
vows, involving approval of the entire mo
nastic system, the fruits of which had, for
centuries, been evil and pernicious, and the
monastic system had been rejected by several
Catholic countries. In his reply. Bishop Pat
ter says the ceremony did not commend
itself wholly to him, but says that the
rows of celebity were like those of the sister
hood of the church. The Bishop then ex
plains the situation of Huntington and his as
sociate in the Order of the Holy Cross. They
had become profoundly interesested in the
condition of the thousands of poor people in
habiting tenement houses in New York, who
seemed tc be outside of the sympathies ef the
Christian church. These young men felt
that they must live among and with these
people if they would do them spiritual good:
"to get close to their hearts they must get
close to their lives." Bssbop Potter will sur
render his own judgment to tkat of the
Episcopacy.
Chautauqua.
PiTTSRDRti, January 15. At the annual
session .of the Board of Trustees of the Chau
tauqua Assembly, the following officers were
elected to serve the ensuing year: President,
Lewis Miller, of Akron; Vice Presidents, Ja
cob Miller, of Canton, F. H. Root, of Buffalo,
and Clem Stubaker, South Bend, Ind.; Sec
retary, W. A. Duncan, of Syracuse, N. Y.;
Treasurer, E. A. Skinner, of Westfield, N.
There is a suggestion in Chancellor Vincent's
report that Chautauqua Circle Schools of
Theology, Art and Language and Teachers'
Retreat should all be unified under the general
name of the Cbatauqua University and
this suggestion was adopted. Arrange
ments were made to add very largely
to the attractions. An extensive gilt from
the Smithsosian Institution has been re
ceived by the Board of Trustees and an
additional room lor the accommodation of
this valuable accession to the general collec
tion, will be provided. Drs. T. Flood and
G. T. Edwards, of Chamerlin College, Ran
dolph, N. Y., were appointed a special com
mittee on museum matters. A resolution
was adopted to establish a Chautauqua Press
for the purpose ot publishing books for the
various departments of the University and
the Chautauqua Circle, and the Board then
adjourned sine die.
American Tariff Club.
New York, January 15. The Eastern Pig
Iron Association met to-day at the Astor
House, with President Eckert in the chair.
Representatives were present from the
cities of the East and Madison, Wis., and
other places in the West. The committee on
oaganization appointed consisted of W. A.
Ingham, of Pennsylvania; F. A. Flower, of
Wisconsin; G. W. Russell, of Massachusetts;
J. E. Thropp, of Pennsylvania; J. P. Par
dee, M. M. Bnddlong, E. II. Amidon, L. B.
Cannon, of New York, and Theo. Dudley, of
New Jersey.
A draft of a constitution was presented for
consideration by a com'aittee, in which it
was proposed that the name of the association
be "The American Tariff Club." Its objects
are to promote the general adoption ot pro
tection to American industry in all its
branches. The Board of Directors is to rep
resent the various business interests of the
country.
St. John Heard from Again.
Worcester, Mass., January 15. In a let
ter trom Ex-Governor St. John to a local
Prohibitionists, published here to-day, he
ssys the whole story to the effect the he or
the Prohibition Committee have received
a single penny, pledge or premise from the
Democratic or any other party, person or per
sons, directly or indirectly, in connection
with the campaign, except his personal ex
penses, paid by the Prohibition Committee,
is infamously and maliciously false.
Captain Phelan Threats.
New Yore, January 15. Captain Phelan
is rapidly approaching recovery. It is be
lieved that he will be about iu ten or fifteen
days.
A mysterious woman visited O'Don
ovan Rossa's office to-day. She
said Short told her yesterday
that he was not afraid of the gal
lows. He said he was ready to go any time.
Phelan's life, she affirmed, would not be
worth a fig when he got out unless he kept
still.
Dynamite Explosion.
London, January 15. No clue yet discov
ered to the perpretators of the dynamite out
rage at Town Hall in Warminister. The ex
plosion was attended with the issuing of a
dense volume of smoke from the hall. The
front windows of the hall and windows of
adjoining buildings were shattered, but the
mason work received no damage.
Proposed Promotion.
Boston, January 15. Rev. Charles F.
Thwing, five years a pastor of the North
Avenue Congregational Church, of Cam
bridge, has received an invitation to become
the successor of Rev. Dr. Magooti, as Preti
dent of Iowa College, at Grinnell, Iowa.
French Itevotiillfiiinry Plot.
London, Jan. 15 A special from Paris to
the Exchange Telegraph Company says an
anarchist plot has been discovered at Lyons
The plot coutemplate the seizure by night of
arms belonging to the Rifle Society, and the
immediate proclamation of a revolution.
Kelune Occupied."
Paris, January 15. Admiral Courbet, in
command ol the Frencn fleet in China, began
to-day landing troops for the occupation of
the mines at Kelung.
Indications.
Washington, January 15. For Ohio Val
ley and Tennessee: Generally, warmer, rainy
weather; winds becoming variable.
The Ksplosion.
Somerset, Pa., January 15. Scott Schaef
fer and Henry Turner were killed by the
dynamite explosion.
H1LYER LAKE.
The Templars Honor will meet at Tremont
City on next Saturday evening. All mem
bers are requested to be present.
Emory and Wm. Michael, of Logansport,
Ind., and Hector, O., respectively, are visit-
ing friends in this county.
sutra MOTES.
Alkc Reed died iu Cincinnati, a victim of
the opium habit.
Prof. Benjamin Sillimai, of Yale College,
died Wednesday night of heart disease.
The remains of Hon. Schuyler Colfax were
returned to his home at South Bend, Ind., for
burial.
The Soldiers' Home, at Dayton, Ohio, is so
crowded that 140 veterans are obliged to
sleep on the floors of the various barracks.
II. F. Tait, late Clerk of the Police Depart
ment, Cincinnati, was arrested on a warrant
sworn out by Colonel Reilly, charging em
bezzlement. ,
The Republican caucus of the Connecticut
Legislature renominated Orville II. Piatt for
l. S. Senator. His election is assured by
eighty-two majority.
The Pennsylvania Senate adopted a resolu
tion requesting Congressmen from that State
to use their influence to make the trade dol
lar a legal tender.
Harvey and Lewis Priest, two brothers,
were struck by a train on the Columbus,
Hocking Valley and Toledo railroad, near
Delaware, 0., and they were, instantly killed.
A Cairo correspondent states that the
Mahdi has accepted the; terms proposed by
General Woseley, but in Englund no credence
is given the report.
NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES.
LA WRBNCKriLLB.
Mr. Jonas Overbolserl who was accident
ally shot in the arm New Year's Day, died
last we;k from blood f poisoning. He was
nearly sixty-three years old; was born in
Virginia, and moved here fifly-six years ago.
He left considerable of fin estate to his wife
and four children. The funeral was very
largely attended, among; the number being
his aged mother.
B. F. Haley has set up a feed mill on the
Troy pike. .
Mrs. John Rust, sr., K still very serious
ly ill. j
Carpenters report a very poor building
prospect this season. Biit one barn so far is
contracted for.
Hanging dead pigs to people's doors is the
latest method ol celebrating Cleveland's elec
tion. ,
While digging a cellar under his house,
New Year's day, John u. Boone cane across
a box, which, on being opened, was found to
contain the skeletons of two infants. Noth
ing but the bones remained and they were in
a fair state of preservation. It is the opinion
uf those who saw them that they were placet'
there six or eight years aeo. The house is
about three feet up trom the ground, with a
wall under it, and an opening large enough
for a person to crawl through. Mr. Boone
bought the place last! fall, coming from
Mississippi, and of course has no idea who
put them there. A tew years ago the house
was reported haunted; that persons were
seen coming op through the floor, and
other hallucinations. The skeletons are of
the same size and are evidently twins. There
is no opinion expressed as to who placed
them there, but there are suspicions of foul
play-
EX OK.
What might have been a serious accident
was a lively runaway on Kansas street last
Thursday. Mr. Henry Delimiter was trying
to break a colt to work. It was hitched with
ai older hone in a wagon. The colt became
excited and entangled in the harness, became
unmanageable, and started to run away. The
wagon caught between the fence and a tree,
throwing Mr. Dellinger forcibly to the
ground. He escaped with severrl severe cuts
and bruises. The wagon was wrecked.
Mrs. James T. Aikin spent Sunday visiting
friends in Springfield, Ohio.
Mr. Robert Morris, of Tremont City, this
county, was in town Thursday calling on
'Squire Daniel Baker.
Mr. G. W. Hamaker and Mr. F. B. Miller
have returned from their visit to Darke
county, Ohio.
On the near approach of the time when a
"change" in office will occur, new applicants
for the postcflice loom up. Mr. Michael Mul-
roney, one of the best Democratic citizens of
our town, is out with bis applscation.
J. I. C.
HOPEWELL.
There will be a prayes-meeting at Nathan
Wikes's next Sunday evening.
Mrs John Taylor is quite sick again.
Miss Mintie Knott, who has been teaching
music, gave her last instructions to her class
last Saturday. As a teacher she is much
liked.
John Gram is sick.
Miss Ella Gieen's health is improving.
The surprise on Mr. Heistand was quite a
pleasant affair. The old folks surprised him
in the day-time, and the young called at even
ing, and they thought it good to be there.
It is reported that some ol our best citizens
are about to move to the city.
R. T. Kelley is now prepared to repair all
kinds ol plow work in the smith line, at
living prices.
We hear that James Hatfield will return to
bis farm in the spring.
Mr. Joe Waddle, while driving cattle, was
thrown by his horse, which struck him in the
head, cutting it badly.
SORTS IIAiil'TOS.
Wm. Wor'.hington, our obliging postmas
ter, is about again. He 'ell on the ice, and had
to keep his bed for about a week.
Our barber seems to be doing a fair busi
ness. Both churches have reorganized their Sab
bath schools. Mr. Benj. Minnick is Superin
tendent of the Reformed school, and Mr. Wm.
Rickard of the Methodist. They will have
new tinging books at the Methodist school
next Sabbath, and with the help of the organ,
clarionet and two cornets they expect good
music.
The denomination known as "The River
Brethren" will hold meetings Thursday and
Friday evenings ot next week at the Meth
odist church.
Captain Thomas Phelan continues to im
prove (at New York), but is not yet able to
attend court.
WASHINGTON MONUM ENT.
The HlRlirxt Work uf Man In the World
liy rurt-tlirt- Feet.
Ti:e aluminium cap lias been placed
on tlu top of the Washington monu
ment anil its exterior is completed,
writes a correspondent of the Cleveland
Leader. Five hundred and lifty-fivo
feet high, it lias an area at its bao
large enough for two big city houses,
but its to), as it kisses the clouds, is
no larger than the point of a pin. At
five hundred feet above the ground it
has four sides, each of which is thirty
fivo feet wide. Its area at this poiut is
that of a comfortable six-room house,
each room of which might he twelve by
sixteen. It would take more th.in 125
yards of carpet to cover its lloor, and
a man with a good elevator might make
a pleasant .summer residence of a houo
built up here. This square forms tho
base of the pyramidial top which runs
from it liftv-five feet until it terminates
in its metallic point. This point is con
structed of the largest piece of alumin
ium ever made. It is a pyramid nine
inches high, which shines like a speck
of light away up there under the rays
of the sun. It weighs jn-st one hun
dred ounces, ami is one-third as light
as it would be if it was made of copper.
Aluminium does not corrode, and it
makes one of the best conductors of
lightning. A wire will be fastened to
the lower side of this little pyramid and
run down into the earth. This will
make the longest lightning rod ever
constructed.
Standing by the monument one is
greatly impressed with the mechanical
skill required to build it. Its stones
are great blocks, in some cases nine
feet long, two feet thick, and three and
more feet wide. There are more than
18,000 of them. The- are of white
marble, ami weigh several tons each.
The ingenuity which can raise such
stones several hundred feet above the
ground seems the triumph of mechani
cal skill, and one is inclined to pat
himself on the back iu that he belongs
to an age so far advanced in the march
of progress. He i inclined to sneer at
the works of the past, and to think that
the ma-sivo structure before him will
outlast the ages. A second thought
bids him paue. He remembers the
saying in regard to the Koman Coli
seum: While f funds the Coliseum, ltiiinn 1-hnll stand.
When falls the (.'iilisi-iun, Homo phall fall.
And when Koine falls, with It shall fall tho
world!
Still the Coliseum, when it was built
at the beginning of the Christian era,
had a better chance of lasting than the
Washington monument. It was a far
more wonderful structure, and the me
chanical skill required in building it
was quite as great. 'J he largest thea
tre to-day in the world will not seat
7,000 spectatars. The Coliseum has
seats for 87,000 and standing room for
20,000 more. Its walls were made of
heavier blocks than those of the Wash
ington monument, and they ran 167
feet high. Its interior was so large
that the Washington monument eould
have been laid inside without disturb
ing its masonry, and of the onevtklrd
of the gigantic structure which r llni
after Rome has been building fiOB it
and ravaging it for centuries, tha ma
terials alone arc said to bo wortk ,
600,000. This is twice as much M the
cost of the Washington monumeae, aad
f500,000 to spare.
It was a greater work than this Co
erect the Colossus of Rhodes, that Im
mense brazen statue, 140 feet Mgb,
which stood at the entrance of the kar
bor so that tall-masted boats could tall
between its huge legs without jJjjBjr.
This statuo weighed nearly 806,000
pounds, and after an earthquake oyer
threw it. as one indeed may sometime
do the monument, its ruins lay for nine
centuries, and at the end of that time
it took a caravan of 900 camels to car
ry the metal away.
Look at Pompey's column which
still stands overlooking the Mediter
ranean on the outsido of Alexandria,
Egypt. A solid shaft, 67 feet high and
9 feet in diameter, of the hea icst of
red granite, raised upon a pedestal 104
feet high. The mechanical skill re
quired to elevate that immengo shaft,
and to bring it a thousand miles down
the Nile, is quite equal to anything of
the present. And then the pyramids!
The top of the great pyramid has a
filatform 32 feet square, only three feet
ess than this Washington monument
where iu pyramidal top begins. The
blocks of which the pyramids are con
structed are much larger than those in
the Washington monument, and it is
said it took ten years to make the road
over which to carry these heavy stones.
It took whole cities of men to build tho
pyramid of Cheops, and according to
Herodotus the radishes and onions
vrhich the workmen ate cost once and
one-half the price of the Washington
monument. This pyramid has an area
of thirteen acres at its base and its
height is 483 feet. It must have cost
billions to build it, and resting in the
dry atmosphere of the desert one would
think that here at least would be a
morsel too hard and dry for tho tooth
of time. Hut tho wind and the weath
er have eaten even into the pyramids,
and their beauty and splendor show
tho effect of decay. The Washington
monument in the humid atmosphere of
America, as it breathes year by year
the exhalations of the swampy Poto
mac, will have a far shorter career.
The seeds of nature, invisible to the
eye, will creep into its crevices, and
time will crumble its now solid marble.
Still the monument will, while it
lasts, be considered one of the wonders
of the world. It is now the highest
thing in the world forty-threo feet
higher than the spires of the Cologne
cathedral, and so tall that the Sphinx
could be put' on the top of St. Paul's
and still be more than a hundred feet
below it. It will attract travelers from
far and near. I do not agree with those
who say it is nothing but a great chim
ney. It is a work of massive, symmet
rical, and wonderful immensity; end no
man can view it without being filled
with great thoughts of man ami nature
in their infinite possibilities. To see it
best you must approach it with tho sun
at your back. Otherwise the blinding
ravs of the southern sun striking its
wliite surface rebound with dazzling
brightness.
1 went half a mile in its rear to-day
and let it grow upon me as I approach
ed it. At lirst it appeared a great white
shaft rising above sheds and buildings,
and looked to be a solid monument of
perhaps three feet square. The mas
sive scaffolding which still hangs about
its head looked like a network of straw,
and with the naked eyo the men work
ing upon it could not be seen. As '
went nearer the monument grew wit!
every step, and when I came within i
quarter of a mile of it, its immensitj
began to be appreciable. I sat dowr
on the steps of the bureau of printing
and engraving and looked at its mas
sive shaft rising out of a big squan
mound of earth over the velvety lawi
about five blocks away. At that poin
each side of its base looked to be abou
fifteen feet long, and where the pyra
midal point began they had shrunker
to four. The scaffolding there looked
jiao mo milium in n uvy a piay-nousa
and tho men on top appeared so man
dolls at play. Tho frame of the ne'
was visible, but its meshes I could no'
see. The lirst third of the monument
which was built away back in the fif
ties, was of a different color from thi
new work. Tho weather has so varied
it that it looks liko a mosaic of fossil
ized rock. I could here sco that tbr
monument was mado up of a thousan
of littlo squares, and they seemed liki
myriads of marblo paper weights piled
ono upon another.
I moved two blocks nearer and a'
down to writo on tho railroad whicl
was used to carry the great marbli
blocks from the depot to the masons
It was not over five hundred feet frotr
tho base of tho monument, and had il
fallen in my direction its pyramida"
cap would have crushed me to powder.
The monument has now jumped t
many times its former size. The sym
metry of its sides as it stands away uj
thero running into the bluo sky, ii
beauty and symmetry combined, and
this sublimity increases as one goes
nearer and nearer. At tho baso of th
mound it overpowers you, and if yor.
will, as I did, climb up ono of thosi
big walls and putting your chin against
tho marblo, gazo up 'for five hundred
feet, it will take jour breath away.
Here it seems the Chinese wall running
up into heaven, the tower of ISabel ap
proaching completion, or Jacob s lad
der molded in marble. Look at th
marble in front of you, now! It ii
beautiful stone, as polished as Michael
Angelo's statue of David, and speckled
with scales or spots of frosted silver.
A close observer will noto that thess
old stones are all cracking at the cor
ners where they aro joined together,
and that the thousands of tons which
press down upon them have cracked
the weaker stones so that long, ugly
marks appear here and thero to blot
the symmetry of the whole.
Step around to tho front and there ii
adoor eight feet wide and sixteen feel
high leading into tho interior. This
door faces tho capitol, and thero is one
opposito it looking out upon the Poto
mac. Go inside. Tho walls aro fif
teen feet thick, and the interior makes
a room at the bottom of twenty-fiv
feet square. In this is an immense iron
frame-work, with steel wire ropes twe
inches thick, supports the machinery of
tho olevator, and at ono side begin the
stairs which, by easy flights, run round
and round for nearly nine hundred
steps until they reach the top. There
aro fifty flights, and eighteen steps tc
each flight. At the end of every flight
thero is a platform, and in tho wall op
posite this tho memorial stones are tc
be placed and lighted with electric
lights. Go to the center of the interior
at the base, throw your head back and
look upward. For five hundred feet
there is nothing but darkness, and at
the top you see a few rays of light
creeping in at the windows. There is
a noise made by one of the workmen.
It comes down through the monument
like the booming of a cannon, and I
jumped quickly aside, looking at the
big hole iu the boards at my feet. The
hole was made by a crowbar which
slipped from a man's hands at tho top,
the other day, and fell clear to the bot
tom, going through these boards like a
shot So far no one has been killed in
connection with this monument, and it
is probable that it will be completed
without the loss of life. When done it
will make a splendid place for suicides,
and if the windows are not grated it
may become as famous as the Column
Vcndomo.
A Dob That Any Man Conlfl Jiore.
Any ono of a logical turn of mind
who had been present upon the sea
wall yesterday afternoon would most
surely have been convinced of the fact
that the dog is the smartest animal of
the brute creation. A large crowd was
congregated at the foot of Green street.
In a way unknown to those who chanc
ed to be upon the spot, a small terrier
dog fell from the stringer of the
wharf into the bay. He swam around
for some timo in a circle, and many
plans were suggested for his rescue by
witnesses to the misfortune, but none
of them proved practical. 'I he little
creature seemed doomed to a watery
grave, for it was apparent that he was
fast becoming exhausted. The female
portion of the audience was much ex
ercised and gavo many expressions of
Eity. Just at the moment that all
opes of saving the terrier were riven
up the bark of a dog in the crowd at
tracted attention, and but a moment
passed when there appeared upon the
stringer in front of tho wharf a large
Newfoundland. He saw the little fel
low in tho water, and with a low wail
he ran to and fro along tho wharf for a
moment or two, and then, to the sur
prise of every one present, he spraag
into the water and at once swam to the
terrier, seizing him by the neck with
his teeth, and after swimming about
for some time ho sighted the new sea
wall extension about a hundred yards
distant, for which he headed. He was
eagerly watched by the admiring crowd
until he reached his destination, when
everybody started on a simultaneous
run toward tho rescuer. Upon land
ing his burden on terra firma the New
foundland gave two or three sharp
barks and seemed to be proud of what
he had done. It was some time before
the terrier was ablo to gain strength to
walk away. One of the witnesses of
the strange sight took his handkerchief
from his pocket and tied it about the
neck of the Newfoundland, saying:
This dog is mine, and I would not
tako $1,000 for him at this moment"
San Francisco Alia.
Freaks of Great Men.
It was said of Thomas Jefferson that
he would never permit any person to
cut his hair. He u?ed thescissors him
self. He had a superstition that his
strength would depart if he allowed
anyone else to cut his hair.
The late Thaddeus Stevens could not
pass a pin without picking it up. Fur
thermore, he always walked around, if
necessary, to get the point toward him
before picking it tip.
The venerable philanthropist, Mr. W.
W. Corcoran, will not Mt down until he
has raised up 'he chair.
Mr. Lyman, the present chief of tho
bureau of navigation, is noted for some
strange hullueinations, though a man
of yaricd accomplishments. It is al
most too ridiculous for belief, but it is a
fact that ho is convinced he has been
married to the departed spirit of the
Kmprcss Jo'fpliine, and that the spirit
is the mother of a child to him which is
now G years old. For a year he kept
Mrs. Best, a noted Boston medium, in
Washington under a good salary be
cause she could "materialize" the spir
it of Josephine so that it could come out
from the cabinet, sit in his lap, and kiss
him. To his iutimato friends Mr. Ly
man talks seriously about the affair as
if it were an everyday concern.
If Senator Vance hears a cock crow
before midnight he is nervous for a
week for fear that some calamity is
about to happen. Baltimore Herald.
A Peculiar Mound.
About a mile from Greensborougb.oQ
tho road to Union Point, on the farm
of Mr. Ed. Jackson has been recently
discovered a mound whioh has puzzled
all who have seen it Afew weeks ago,
Mrs. Jackson and a lady neighbor were
walking around the farm which imme
diately joins the house lot, and when
pushing aside the bushes skirting the
land observed a huge mound of rock,
piled in regular order, and mounting
up higher than their heads. On Mr.
Jackson's return home, his wife told
him of what she had found, and added
that the mound was the most curiou
looking pile of rocks she bad ever seen.
The following morning Mr. Jackson
with a number of others went to the
snot, and there saw the huge pile, more
tnan a hundred feet in circumference,
every stone apparently laid with great
est precision. The curiosity ot the
crowd was aroused, and they determ
ined on an investigation. They began
at once to throw off the rocks around
the outer edge. This was not accom
plished without difficulty, and after go
ing about a foot or two they came to a
number of big rocks, varying in size
from a foot to three feet square, every
one laid as if by a mason.
To go further down required several
days of hard labor, but the stones wers
finally removed, and lying there weres
number of human bones, all bleached,
but still perfect Among them wert
the hand, wrist, thigh, and knee bones,
and from their size it was evident they
belonged to a person of tremendous
stature.
Tha excavation in the mound contin
ued day after day. Curiously-shaped
pieces of flint and stone, in rings ol
great sizes, in heads and arrowheads,
cams to light By this time they had
gone fully five feet down, even below
the earth s surface, and still the walls
of rock met them. Up to this time no
discovery of great importance has been
made, but there seems to be no end to
the rock, and there is no telling what
lies at the bottom of it all.
The stones of which the mound is
built are of a peculiar kind, different
from any around this section, and were
evidently brought from a distance. II
is different from most Indian mounds,
and could not have been intended as a
burial place for the dead, as only' one
skeleton has thus far been found, and
no trinkets have been discovered simi
lar to those usually found in Indian
mounds.
There is a theory that the mounds
contains a treasure. The care taken in
placing and mortaring the rocks, and
the size of them, is an indication that it
was not intended simply as a burial
spot Some years ago an old man in
this county, his name we have not been
able to learn, asserted that on this
place was a buried treasure. He stated
that his father had told him this fact,
and that it had come down for a num
ber of years. But little attention was
paid to his assertions, but now that
this peculiar mound has been discover
ed, everyone believes that a treasure is
hidden beneath it Mr. Jackson be
lieves there is something strange about
it, and intends to dig and remove the
rocks until earth is struck or he finds
some treasure. We shall keep our
readers posted. Grcensborough (Qa.)
Journal.
The Extravagant Hindu Legend.
Of the Hindu legends tho most strik
ing feature is their wildncss. Is it a
protest against the dull monotony of
life in India? Or is life less monoto
nous to the native than to the Euro
pean? Lai Behari's tales, anyhow, are
wilder than the wildest bits of the
"Arabian Nights." A young man put)
an egg of the toontoonia bird into a
cupboard, and out of it comes a babe
that grows into the loveliest girl the
world ever saw. Tho mannik stone in
some snakes' heads is worththe wealth
of seven kings. In a certain city an
elephant is king maker, but the king
of his choice only reigns a day, for out
of the queen's mouth comes a thread
like snake, which slays him in the brid
al chamber. A long-lost son, who had
fallen in love with his mother, and has
mounted the cow-house roof that he
may break in and carry her off, happi
ly hears his life's story from two oalrea
that are quietly discussing him below.
A wife going out of doors on a dark
night accidentally knocks up against a
Sankchinni, white lady ghost, that sat
on a low branch. The revengeful crea
ture at once took her by the throat,
thrust her into a hole in the tree, and
went in, taking her shape so complete
ly that the mother-in-law, that univer
sal inmate of the Hindu hut, was de
ceived. The only difference was that,
whereas the wife had been weak and
languid, the ghost was brisk and ac
tive. "She has turned overa new leaf;
so much the better," said the mother-in-law,
when the errands and the cook
ing were done in next to no time. But
one day the old woman eaught sight of
the ghost fetching something from the
next room ghost fashion, by stretching
out a long arm for ghosts can stretch
their limbs a great way, though not as
far as Rakshasis can. She said noth
ing, but told her son, and they watch
ed, and before long they saw the kitch
en hearth ablaze, though they knew
there was no fire in the house. Look
ing through a chink they saw that the
wife had thrust her foot into the oyen.
and that it was burning like a bit of
wood. "She's a ghost," they whisper
ed, as they went for the ojha, who test
ed her by "burning tumeric under her
nose. She proved her ghostship 1T
creaming, and was then beaten with
slippers till she confessed and showed
where the real wife was, and was again
beaten till she promised never to dotha
family any further harm. All the Year
Around.
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A Dog Barber-Shop.
A barber-shop exclusively for dogs
and puppies, where any good, respec
table canine who has tho money can
get a shave or a shampoo, or haircut,
is about to be opened in this city. Just
where it will be located is an unsettled
question as yet An attempt was made
to secure a room for the purpose under
one of tho Broad street hotels, but the
proprietor objected on the plea that it
would interfere with the already-established
puppy trade at his regular barber-shop,
and ho could not afford to
have the opposition. Still it is an es
tablished fact that such a concern will
be started in the near future.
Perhaps it is not known outside of the
trade that dog "clipping" or hair-cutting
is getting tobe an important branch
of the barber business. Fashionable
dames have their pet poodles regular
ly shampooed and combed every day,
and the swell owners of expensive pugs
or Skye terriers are regular patrons.
Very few dogs allow bay rum to be
used in shaving them.and they are poor
consumers far "our-never-failing hair
enticer for baldness" or "the world-renowned
elixir for encouraging over
modest mustache." The most artistic
bow-wows have their own cups, with
their own names in German text and
a private brush I'liiladeljilna Xew).
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