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Volumo IV. Nurabor SON.
SPKLNGFIELD, OHIO, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 20, 3885
JTHE SPRITHCUPXHIT REPUBLIC
1 VolumoIII. Number :os.
OWEN, PIXLEY t CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee Kiiir, weather;
Ohio, partly cloudy weather, local rains or
snow; Tennessee, generally warmer, tariable
wind", lower barometer
You duplicate our qualities In reality
jou don't. Why iloyou pass- the flam-
lugadiertiseis' .".((clean Pant ami so
readily take to ours at !i()c and a $1 .'
Tliej must be like our 2."e Brown Duck
Derails "X. .'."
"IN YOUR MIND"
Ton II nil among: the ordinary dea lers
quantity to select from and prices equal
ly as loir as those natned by the lnnnu
facturirs. In reality jon don't. Why
do jour prerercnces lean toward bouses
ttliod.-iiianl strict rash payment instead
of being; long-time tickers .'
'"IN YOUR MIND"
iou llnd other Clothing; Houses selling;
their own nittuuracliired prmlncls at
strictly one price, without deflation.
In reality jou don't. What has occa
sioned such a marked increase in sales
OTer pret Ions attempts under this same
1im vmiD MIKirVl
Yon And elsenhre in this market $10
Otercoats Tor $3, $20 Suits for $12,
$16 Suits Tor $!, $2 Pants Tor $1.
In reality you don't. Where, outside
of this Mammoth Establishment, is it
possible to find an assortment ol Roys'
Knee Pant Suits for $2. fifty or them.
For $3 sixty of thorn. For $4 a hnndred
or more, and so on.
"IN YOUR MIND"
Light purchases are made from small
dealers' stocks at "20 per cent oft." lu
reality they're not. See our stock of
$10 All Woo (hernials at a 20 percent
on, or the $15 Fur Hearer Coats and
Yests, and Pants of other materials for
$5, $l and $7. Then the Fine Worsted
Coats and Yests, highest $20.50, lowest
$10.50 and fifteen prices between.
"IN YOUR MIND"
Others ran furnish jon with Scotch (J ray
Patent Seamed Underwear at 40c. In
reality they can't. Or the Heavy Gray
at a quarter. Or the 1,500 Scarlet at
more. Or Heavy Scarlet Shaker Socks
at 25c. Or Blue Mived at (he same. Or
Fine Seamless Cotton at 10c, and others.
"IN YOUR MIND"
A 25 per rent saving; in the purchase of
Collars, Cuffs, Fine Xeckwear, .Suspend
ers, Handkerchief, (Jloies, Mittens,
Ac, is of little or. no account. In the
final reckoning- at the end ortheycar
you find it different.
"IN YOUR MIND"
Keep bnt the Manufacturer's Prices,
which saves yon 25 percent upon every
dollar's worth of goods purchased.
OWEN, PIXLEY & CO.,
ONLY ONE-PRICE CLOTHIERS,
These Renowned Pianos are kept
in all the different styles by
R. F. BRANDOM & CO.,
T'l lvolLv" Arctulc.
OlKKLCTkl) EV ClIAS. W. TaTMER II. Co.
Wednesday, Jin. 14, 1883.
r!rnR We; choice ram.
h'.oi- (JoimI supply; COc
I'm ltrv Good demand; cbfjiens, young, 20a
Ti. , old, 25a35c each.
Ai-ples 6oc!l SO per bush.
1'otatofh 3S50c er bush.
hwEKT Totatoks 51.5OaZM0perbash.
Caebaok Dull; 75c a 1 1.50 er bbl.
Onions 75c r bush.
Malt now-nake brand, 11.30 per bbl.
MtATH Country cured meats, few In market.
Fine washed. 23iMe; unwashed, i on.
Suiiars A Ure demand and prices low; gran
oltd,7cpcrIb: "A" white, S'c per lb; extra C
light, C'c per lb; jellow C. bfe per lb; C, 6c
Cokfee Mrke lower; Java, IOaTOc per lb;
Kio, golden, loaJO per lb: Hio, prime green, 12Ja
15c per lh; ltio,5C nuion, iuc per in.
rivRCPS 'V70c pergtl
Molasuks Se Orleans, bOASOc pergaljsorgham
50c r gal.
Kick Hest Carolina, S!c per lb.
Oysters I'jc perqL,
Ukilu Afm.es a l-3c per lb.
Dkii- i I'kachks 10c pr lh
Chick ni Dred, Ji 75 lo J3.50 kt dozen.
Tl'RkKVS " 8aI0c per lb.
UCC-KS " I- 753 50 per doz.
lUmiiTS 11 25at 50 per doz.
Kaiiih Xew 10al2c )r lb,
Ctkrait New '-4c lr lb.
Arn. New V pe. lb.
Fcacul, HsItwi WSi. "lxed s'ic per lb.
msu-S jjlr lb.
"IN YOUR MIND"
CiiSSIBCSv iiiiHiliS' iiir
Favorable Offer From the Oliver
Washington, January 19. Sknate Bill
introduced- To stablisb and regulate the
quarantine ot lire stock trains, and com
merce between the States as to live stock.
Senator Aldrich offered resolutions relative
tc the death ol Seaator Anthony, and ad
dresses in eulogy of the deceased were pro
nounced by Messrs. Ilayard, Pendleton, In
galls, Manderson, Butler, Morrill, Aldrich,
Kdmunds, Garland, Hoar, Hawley and Shef
The resolutions were adopted and the
Horsi. Paperj received: Transmitting
an estimate of an appropriation of $40,000
to meet expenses f United States naval ves
sels attending New Orleans exposition.
Resolutions offered: Asking the president
for correspondence relative to Oklahoma
lands; amending the rules so that a majority
of the members present may suspend the
rules and pass bills relating to revenue.
Bills introduced and referred: Amending
the act relative to the introduction of con
tagious diseases ; to amend the act to encour
age and promote telegraphic communication
between the United States and Asia; to es
tablish a uniform rate ot pensions for pilots J
who served on United States gunboats during
the late war; to enforce the collection ol
taxes on distilled spirits in bonded ware
bouses. Hocsk. Oates, from Committee on Public
Lands, reported a bill pronibiting foreigners
from acquiring title to or owning lands in
the Uiited States. Put on House calendar.
Hewitt (New York), from the Committee
on Ways and Means, reported a bill amend
ing section 3019, Revised Statutes, so that it
will read as follows:
Section- 3019. There shall be allowed
on all ai tides wholly manufactured
from materials imported, on which duties
have been paid, when exported, a drawback
equal in amount to the duty on such mate
rials, and no more, to be ascertained under
such regulations as shall be prescribed by the
Secretary of the Treasury, and all provisions
of the law inconsistent here will be hereby
rejiealed. Relerred to Committee on the
Columbus, O., January 20. Senate. Bills
were introduced as follows:
Mr. Oren To allow persons to sell their
own products without taking out a peddler's
Mr. Durflinger Amending section 5393 so
as to allow the p-irty under whose judgment,
order or decree reaPestate is ordered sold to
designate the paper in which the sale shall be
Horsi. Mr. Bohl offered a resolution
which was adopted, stating that it is reported
that the Guarantee Company, of North Amer
ica, located at Montreal, Canada, the Dominion
Salety Fund Life Association, of Canada, and
the National Benefit Association, of Indian
apolis, the National Mutual Life Association,
of Washington, D. C, the Hope and
People's Fire Insurance Companies, of
New Orleans, and other companies,
were doing business in Ohio with
out complying with the insurance laws,
and requesting the superintendent of insur
ance and the attorney general to investigate
the matter and report to the House what
legislation is necessary to prevent such com
panies, and all others, from illegally transact
ing business in this State. ,
Mr. Gest Authorizing the city council of
Xenia and the commissioners of Greene
county to issue bonds and pay indebtedness
on the work-house.
Mr. Emerson Changing the per cent, from
80 to 50 which a county auditor may allow a
contractor of ditch work before the work is
Mr. Edwards's bill repealing the law passed
last winter providing for registering the
names of partnerships, was first lost and then
reconsidered and made a special order for to
morrow. A Tennenaee Tragedy.
Mempiiis, Tenn., January 20. A. M. Ham
ner, aged 53, keeping a small grocery store,
four miles north of Collierville, Tenn ., was
shot and killed last Friday morning by un
known parties. Suspicion pointed at two
negroes named Jesse Jones, alias Jesse James,
alias Jesse Dupuy, and Pen Drumright. They
were arrested and lodged in Hamner's store
Yesterday morning at three o'clock some
persons broke open the store door, filed at
the prisoners, and Drnmw right was struck
by three buckshot and Jones by nine, and
both seriously wounded. They were after
ward taken to Collierville, lodged in jail and
given medical attention. Excitement runs
high in Collierville, and the probabilities are
that both will be lynched. It has been
proven that Pen Drumwright did the killing.
Mr. Springer In Doubt.
Washington-, January 19. Mr. Springer
is taking a retrospective glance at his Cincin
nati experiences, and will soon begin to pre
pare his report, which he estimates will cover
about six hundred pages. He is convinced
that there was a good deal ot trouble in
Hamilton county at the October election, but
he doesn't seem to see his way clear to a re
port that will put all the blame on the Re
publicans. If this is t3 be done, Mr. Springer
will need assistance. He has not yet called
lor individual expressions ot views from bis
committee. He is not yet clear in bis mind
whether articles of impeachment against
Marshal Wright will be presented.
A Murderer Hanged.
Galwav, Ireland, January 20. Thomas
Parry, who murdered his sweetheart, Alicia
Burns, in November last, was hanged to-day.
Parry was engaged to ke married to Miss
Burns. She broke off the engagement. He
traveled over a hundred miles for the pur
pose ot committing the deed. He found Miss
Burns with ber sister. He asked if she was
still determined to give him up. She replied
"yes." He then said, "We will see," draw
ing a revolver and shooting her through the
heart. He then shot himself, but not seriously.
Oliver Ilrothera' Statement.
PirrsBCRO, January 20. The creditors of
Oliver Bros. A Phillips and Oliver A Roberts'
Wire Company met here this morning at 10
o'clock to discuss the affairs of the firms, all
creditors being represented in the attendance.
H. W. Oliver, jr., presented the following
To Our Creditors: We submit for your
consideration the statement of our assets and
liabilities. We teel certain that a careful
perusal of this statement will convinca you,
as it has convinced us, that the allowance ot
a reasonable time on your part, aided un
careful management on ouis, will enable
us to pay all our debts. With this end in
view, we propose to pay all claims against us,
not secured by mortgage, by our notes, ma
turing as follows: One-filth on February 1,
1880; one-fifth on February 1, 1887; one-fifth
on February 1, 1883; one-fifth on February
1, 1839; one-fifth on February 1, 1890. Each
note is to bear interest at the rate of C per
cent, per annum, from date. When claims
are respectively due the parties holding
our paper, endorsed for guarantee
by other persons, will receive the
same indorsement or guarantee an exten
sion notes. To secure these notes we will
deliver to any trustee or trustees that may be
named by you, mortgages covering all
our real estate in this and West
Marland counties. We also pro
pose to make annual reports to said trus
tees of the condition of our business, and if
in their opinion it is possible, without inter
fering with carrying on the business, to an
ticipate any of the payments above
mentioned, they are to have authori
ty to so direct. We also request
a like extension of our individual liabilities
upon the same terms as above, to our partner
ship creditors, to secure which each ef us
will execute and deliver to said trustees a
mortgage covering all the sale of said real
estate, to be applied to the first payment of
our debts, and the balance to our partnership
Chicken Thieves Shot.
Evaxsvilie, Ind January 20. The police
shot and killed two chicken thieves early
this morning. They had been out in the
suburbs, and had a large number of fine
chickens in bags on their backs. One o'
them threw down the bag and started to run
The other was captured on the spot by
Officer Thomas Hntchins, who took the other
bag of chickens, and started toward the city,
with the captured man, whose name
was Sanders. After going about
twenty-five yards Hutching threw down
the bag, saying it was too heavy, and tried
to put the nippers on his man. He resisted
and struck at Hutchins with an ax with a
short handle, which he had used to open
chicken coops. The officer was getting the
worst of the fight, as Sanders bad him down
and was pounding him with the ax, when
the officer, succeeding in getting at his re
volver, shot at Sanders, but the first shot did
not seem to do him any injury, as be con
tinued to pound the officer with the ax, and
would have hurt him badly but Hutchins had
a heavy OTercoat on coming high about bis
neck. Hntchins was obliged to shoot the
second time, and killed Sanders instantly.
Meanwhile Officer Gowen wa3 after the other,
who bad run and whom he did not capture
until in the house, and then only alter shoot
ing him four shots, three of which took effect,
and the man, whose name is Nally, is in a
dying condition. The men are both noted
characters. The officers have been placed
lndlau Leasee Appointments.
Washington, January 20. Thos. E. Berry,
of Wellington, Kansas, and a lessee of vacant
lands among the Sacs and Foxes, testified to
day before the Senate Committee on Indian
Affairs that a special agent of licence trader
Picket, obtained leases while both were offi
cers ot the government from Iowa. They
tried to get a lease Irom th Sacs and Foxes,
but witness used means to prevent it.
The nomination of Carroll D. Wright,
Massachusetts, Commissioner of Labor; War
ren Truitt, Oregon, Register of Land Office,
Lake View, Oregon; S. O. Waskhamer, Ore
gon, Register of Land Office at Lagrande,
Oregon; Emory Speer, Georgia, U. S. Dis
trict Judge, southern district of Georgia; H.
C. Minor, Collector of Internal Revenues for
the district of Louisiana. Collectors of Cus
toms David McLaughlin, district of Michi
gan; Vesparsian Smith, district. of Dulutb,
Mrs. Judge Matthews Sinking.
Washington, January 19. Mrs. Stanley
Matthews is still alive at a late hour to-night,
though her death has been hourly expected
since last evening. Her physician does not
expect her to live through the night. There
have been a great many friends at the house
throughout the day, and her condition has
cast a gloom over a large circle of acquaint
ances. Poisoned Ulrls Getting Iletter.
Charleston, W. Ya., January 20. The
young ladies, the Misses Burns, who were
poisoned by using drinking water out of a
barrel at their home, at St. Albans, last Sat
urday, are reported better, but not yet out of
danger. It is thought that the water was
poisoned by rats, as arsenic had been used for
destroying the rodents.
Proposed Reduction oi Wages.
London-, January 20. Notice is conspicu
ously posted in the Monmonth forges and Tin
Plate works, to-day, stating that the works
will have to be suspended or workmen must
accept a reduction of wages. The reason as
signed is the continuing depression of the
A Place for a Prince.
Berlin, January 20. Baron von Man
teuffel, Governor of Alace and Lorraine, has
recovered from his illness, but be insists upon
the acceptance of his resignation. Rumors
are revived that Prince William, of Prussia,
will be appointed his successor.
A Judge Assigns.
Pittsrcro, January 20. J. W. F. White,
Associate Judge of Common Pleas Court, No.
2, made an assignment to-day to Charles F.
McKenna, Esq, for the benefit ot his creditors;
liabilities, about $75,000; assets, probably not
more than half the amount.
Boot mid Shoe Dealers Fall.
Pittsburg, Pa., January 20. The Cliron-kle-Telegreph's
Al.iance, Ohio, special sijs:
E. Wheeler, shoe dealer, was closed to-day,
liy the Sheriff, on execution. This is the
third boot and shoe dealer who has failed here
I within the past tbr wecki.
An Advance Movement.
Paris, January 20 Advices from Ton
quin report the arrival of niore reinforce
ments of French troops. A general forward
movement of the invading forces was ex
pected to begin at the end of the present
Ileniiicrnllc Scmttorlal Nomination.
Albany, X. Y., January 20. At the Dem
ocratic Senatorial caucus held this morning
Edward Cooper, New York, received 28
voles: Jo'eph Pulitzer, 21; Wax. E. Smith, 2.
Cooper's nomination wm made unanimous.
Washington, January 20. For Ohio Val
ley and Tennessee: Fair weather; Ohio,
parly cloudy weather, local rains or snow;
Tennessee, generally warmer, variable winds,
lower barometer. .
The Republicans of the New York Irfgif
laturc, Jan. 19, nominated William Maxwell
Evarts as United Slates Senator, on the first
ballot, which stood as follows : Evarts, CI ;
Morton, 28; Depcw, 3.
The House Committee on Payment of
Pensions is developing some dirt in connec
tion with the getting of a "substitute"
through, last winter. Fitzgerald swore that
a man named Leman told him that it cost
him $3,000 to get the substitute through
Congress, but that he had made hundreds of
thousands out of it.
Mr. Chadwick, a lnnk cashier of New Bed
ford, Mass., ha3 gone wrong.
Hon. Daniel W. Voorhees is to succeed
himself as United States Senator from In
Mr. W. H. Cunningham, City Solicitor of
Zancsvilie, and a prominent Democratic poli
tician, is badly short in his accounts.
Mr. Rudger Clawson, found guilty of po
lgyamy and unlawful cohabitation and fined
$800 and sentenced to four year's imprison
ment, applied for liiil and was refused, and
hii case went up 10 the U. S. Supreme Court,
which has just decided againsi him, confirm
ing the judgment of the lon'er courts and re
manding him to the custody of the marshal.
William Keller, grain merchant, Lancaster,
O., assigned. Liabilities, $20,000
Seventeen bodies hae been recovered from
the ruins of the insane hospital at Kankakee,
The President has nominated Carroll D.
Wright, of Boston, as Commissioner ot Labor
The defalcation of Police Clerk Tait, of
Cincinnati, is put at $4,000. An expert
book-keeper has been employed.
Mr. Henry Clements was killed at Waynes
ville, O., by being run over and crushed by
the wheels of a heavily-loaded flour wagon.
The miners employed by a number of com
panies at Wilkesbarre, Pa , have accepted a
reduction of ten per cent. Ten thousand men
The ice out of the Allegheny river at Pitts
burg, Sunday midnight, sunk seven barges
and boats of coal, belonging to J. C. Rishet
k Co., entailing a loss of $25,000.
Cashier Mee"h and Assistant Cashier Webb,
of the Merchants' Hink, of Norwich, Conn.,
were attested by" U. S. MarshaTKlnney, for
embezzling from the bank's funds.
The Sullivan-Ryan slugging match at Mad.
ison Square Garden, New York, was stopped
by the authorities after $11,000 had been re
ceived and the first round begun.
A bill has been introduced in the Ohio
Legislature to allow a party, under whose
judgment real estate is sold by the sheriff, to
designate the paper in which the sales be ad
vertised. The Williams bill, memorializing Congress
tor the division ol Dakota, with the admis
sion of the southern portion, passed the'
House of the State Legislature under a sus
pension of the rnle3 by unanimous vote.
The English feeling in opposition to Tur
key having an armed force in any part of
Egypt is very great. Orders are issued for
the immediate dispatch of troops, with the
Tiew of preventine it by force, The navy
yards are in a state of great activity with
the same end in view. Additional troops are
also being forwarded to Sondan.
The scheme of the Powers in connection
with Egyptian finances is not likely to meet
with England's acceptance.
Emjieror William is ill in bed, and anxiety
is felt for his recovery. The Pope is also
laid up with rheumatism and lever. Eleven
more passengers of the lost steamer Admiral
Mooison have been picked up after much ex
posure and suffering.
Northcote advocates federation of all En
The Tribune Almanac for 1885 has made
its appearance. This work has long had the
reputation of a standard book of reference
lor political and statistical information. The
Almanac for 1884 had an unual sale; and as
it is stated that considerable pains have been
taken to present in The Almanac for 1685 a
complete and accurate statement of the Pres
idential vote in the last campaign, the new
issue will piobably be in large demand also.
In addition to elaborate election tables, The
Almanac gives summaries jf all the important
laws passed at the last session of Congress,
statistics ot all the operations of the Govern
ment, and lists of all the chief officials at
Washington, and of the new Concress, to
gether with a large variety of other general
information. There is an official state
ment of the new postage rates, among
other things. Price, 50 cents a copy. Hon.
Edward McPherson is the compiler.
The Lakeside Camp-meeting AfS3ocialion
and the Sunday School Encampment Associ
aiion now have a neat and sprightly monthly
organ, called the Lakeside News, published
nt Lakeside, Ohio, at 50 cents a year. Mr.
Wilson M. Day, formerly of the Akron
Beacon, ncd now editor and pirt owner of a
prcsp-roua trade journal at Cleveland (122
Water street) is the editor.
Miss Cl-ira Whitney is visiting her brother
at Versailles, O., and Miss Maggie Pricer is
visiting her sister at Uiln.ua.
Mr. Samuel Jordan moved from New Car
lisle to this village last week.
Charlie Smith's family, one little girl es
pecially, W. S. Thompson's youngest girl,
and Aunt Lydia Ray are on the sick list, and
about a thousand others have bad colds.
Will Black declares be never bad it so bad in
Mr. Goings his gone. He took the whole
family. He even took Mr. Cost's old cook
stove. He came here last fall. Look out for
him, ye Enouites; he headed that way.
Klhkin anil Finch.
In his f.-iiii()ii- eollccton Dr. Prim Iind
a siskin and a Hart, finch, and the for
mer was an unrelenting enemy of the
latter. Hear the Doctor's "account:
"The aiskin would chase tho poor
Hartz for u half hour nt a time, fright
ening all the birds and making a fear
ful row. He undertood scolding, and
when I looked at him he would keep
quiet. The initant I moved away he
would dart like a bullet through the
air straight at the Hartz finch, anil, un
lcs the latter dodged him, he would
have a bunch of feathers in his sharp
little bill. Ono day, after two or thrco
talks, I caught him and cut some wing
feathers to impede his Might. He was
quiet enough in my hand till I put him
Luck, and the moment I opened my
hand he stood up and went liko a rillo
ball from my linger, and knocked tho
astonished Hart, finch off tho perch. I
caught him again and cut of so much
of his wing feathers that he could not
fly at all. He shook himself, tried his
wings, and, finding something wrong,
jumped up on the perches ono by ono
tin lie was wen up. iicrc he paused
for a moment, and then caught sight of
the Hartz linch on a perch about his
own level and some five feet or more
away. He forgot his faulty wings and
leaped for his enemy. Tho forco of
the spring took him moro than half
way, but thero were no wings to help
him, and he fell to the bottom with a
thump. A more thoroughly abashed
scamp never was seen Ho picked him
self up, looked at uic and then at the
birds around him. He was conquered,
and poor Hartz had n rest for several
weeks." UoMen Days.
r Seen Through a Window.
She sat at a window on a public
treet, and day after day tho crowd
who passed saw her at the sowing-machine.
The old men mentally remarked
that she was a perfect lady, and tho
young men voted her the rival of a
June rose. If she had raided her eyes
to tho window she might.have mot the
pitying gaze of various old baldhcads
and the admiring glances of legions of
mashers, but she never did so. Xoscs
were wiped and handkerchiefs waved
within a foot of the glass, but she
hemmed, and tucked, and gathered,
and plaited as if utterly unconscious of
the existence of tho outside world.
It is probable that .W0 men glanced
into that window in the cotirso of the
day, but the sewing-machine never
stopped humming on their account.
'1 lungs had been going on this way
for months when, only the other day, a
widower with a heart full of pity for
tho unfortunate got himself up regard
less of expense and boldly entered the
place. The clnrmer was there alone.
With a meltincr soul he approached the
sewing-machine and laid his heart upon
it. That is, he coughed, gurgled,
stammered, and inquired if she would
not prefer to boss a $15,0 0 brick-house
rather than to make shirts for "j cents
The charmer rose up. She had a
short leg. That tide of her face which
tho public had never seen displayed
three moles and a bad sear. That eye
which the public had never gazed into
contained a squint, and she had bad
front teeth. She made a grab at a
yard-stick and said something about
"settling an old duffer's hash pretty in
fernally quick," and the widower
broke for out-doors. His sympathizing
and palpitating heart was left behind
him as he went, but the charmer picked
it up and followed after him and heaved
it into the gutter with the remark:
"I've just been aching for a chance
to break some of your necks, and don't
you put your hoofs in here again if you
want to see next spring's dandelions."
flow Whilttcr Iiecamc an Killtor.
Whitticr, the poet, is leported as
saving to an interviewer recently:
"'.Trines sometimes have an important
bearing on one's life. A copy of the
Hartford Ucvicw fell under my eye,
and I determined to s-end its editor.
George D. Prentice, a few poems, which
ho kindly published. Jly contributions
continued, and when he resigned in
order to live in Louisville, where he
made for himself a reputation as one
of the most brilliant journalists as well
as pungent and witty par.igraphists in
America, he advised the publisher to-.-end
for me to take his place. I was
out in the cornfield hoeing when riie
letter camo to me inviting me to take
editorial charge of the paper. I could
not have been more surprised if 1 had
been offered tho crown of England.
What education, what experience had
I for such a task! 1 knew little of men
and things or books. I w.i singularly
deficient in knowledge of tho affairs of
the day. And yet the task, formida
ble as it seemed to me, was worth at
tempting. So 1 accepted the trust. I
had much to Ie irn, but 1 set myself
re olutely to fill the position, and I suc
ceeded, after hard work and patient
study, in making the paper acceptable
to its readers."
Dot Vhn.i All."
"I j elief I vhas shiMiilIed vonce
more," he said to the Sergeant at tbo
Central Station yesterday s he was
asked to take a i hair and report his er
"Vhell, I vhas in my blaco apoudt
two hours ago vhen two sti angers vhalk
in, and one of 'cm says to me:
"Shake, I haf a bet on you. I know
you vhas a grfat man.tohaf conlidenco
in human nature, und I bet '., cafen
oup, dot, you vhill lend me feety cent."
"Vhell, I dunno. I nefersee him pe
fore, but if somepody bet $2 on me I
doan' like him to lose it, und maype he
also divide vhat he wins."
"And you let him have it?"
"Vhell, I haf some confidence in hu
man nature. He vhalks off mit my
feety cent, und my vhifc says I vhas
derpiggest fool in "Detroit."
"And what do you want of me?"
"I like to know if you pelief like my
vhife?" ' J
"Yes, sir, I do! You'll never see
your money again."
"My son Carl says I pctter soak my
hcadt. I like to know if ou think dot
"Und my brudder-law stys I make a
tine lunatic asylum all by iiiyelf. Vhas
"Vhell. dot vhas all. If I vhas
right I get madt und clean oudt dcr
shanty. If 1 vhas wrong I go homo
und keep still until my heath vhas
soaked enough to lose my confidence
in human nature. Dot vhis all good
day." Detroit Free Press.
Labouchere, of London, should enjoy
life. He has plenty of money and
plenty of brains, a seat in Parliaments
share in the Daily Xew.i, a p.i er of his
own, a bank, a house in town, a classic
home on the Thames, a clever wife, of
whom he is really fond.and a baby that
U to him a constant surprise.
Tho Standard Oil Company employs
Six of tho prominent hotel-keepers ol
New York are widowers.
Froude, the historian, thinks of mak
ing a journey arounil the world.
Germany is beginning to grumblo at
tho enormous expense of the standing
Tho funniest thing about Mark
Twain's new lecture is the receipts at
the box office.
The deficit of tho last World's Expo
sition, held at Paris, was upward ot
$6,000,000, and that of Vienna, in 1873,
was over .9,000,000.
Wooden shoes, of tho old Dutch tvne.
are now made at Danbury, Conn. T hey
areW butternut, and while impervious
to wTtcrare very light-
In Southern Alaska rain falls during
three days of tho week. Thcothcrfou"
days are damp and foggy. The winters
are comparatively mild.
Sir John A. MacDonald, Primo Min
ister of Canada, predicts that tho Can
ada Pacific Railroad will bo completed
to the Pacific Ocean by October, 1886.
A malicious scribe started the story
that a daughter of Emma Abbott is to
be married shortly. As if .Emma were
old enough to have a marriageable
Large numbers of dried and smoked
lizards are imported by tho Chinese
physicians, which are used in cases of
consumption and anosmia with consid
The beginning of the Christian era is
not so very remote, after all. Theodora
Parker once said that eighteen old men
touching each other's hands carried us
back to Christ
"Do nothing; say nothing; time will
put everything to rights," is Emperor
William's invariable answer when ono
member of his family comes to com
plain of another.
There is a cat in Philadelphia which
gets up its back, claws, and suits everv
time it hears "Sweet Violets.' In the
opinion of the Call there is a good deal
of human nature in cats.
A party of beaver hunters sent two
large beavers to Griffin. Ga., where
they were exposed on sale at the butch
er shops, the meat being regarded bv
experienced epicures as very tine.
The followinir thrillimr sentence is
taken from a recently published socictv
novel: "For a whole quarterof an hour
the young man gazed thoughtfully in
the flame of the extinguished candle."
An Italian woman in New York cele
brated tho day before Christmas by eat
ing a porous pkstcr which had been
prescribed for her arm. She didn't
know any other way to take it, and she
found its internal application both un
comfortable and dangerous.
The plaster model for a heroic-sized
statue of the late S. S. Stone, of Cleve
land. Ohio, has been completed. The
st-:uo will be of granite. It will sur
mount a monument now beins: built in
Lake A icw Cemetery, which, when fin
ished, will be in the form of a sarco
phagus. The monument when com
plete will be twenty-live feet in height.
The Yukon River, in Alaska, is so
iong, says Lieutenant Schwatka, that
if its source were at Salt Lake its wa
ters might empty into New York Bay,
and its mouth is'so wide that New York
ivould bo one side and Philadelphia on
:hc other. Alaska has a coast line
ercatcr than that of all the rest of the
United States, adding together the At
lantic, Gulf and Pacific seaboards.
A chemist of Munich has invented a
process whereby a white powder, which
bas"all the properties of quinine, may
De produced from coal. It always hap
oens this way. Just about tha time a
Droduct of nature becomes so essential
.hat apprehension is excited Iet the
i.itiiral supply may fail, or its price be
:ome so high that the poorer man can
lot buy it, somebody comes to the res
:ue with a .sufficient recourse.
The place where William Tell shot
Ac apple from his son's head provid
ed the incident ever really took place
is now called Altorf anil is one mile
from tho head of Lake Lucrne. The
sito of the tree under which, Schiller
says, the boy stood, is marked by a
huge square monument sixty feet high,
tho sides of which are adorned with
paintings that are more suggestive than
artistic On the spot where Tell stood
is now a largo white statue of the Sni-s
patriot in tho act of draw ing his bow.
Wc heard the other day of a belliger
ent gander in tho flock of J. F. Steph
ens, Carroll County, which met with a
singular accident thrco weeks asro.
Making fight at a heifer in the lot he
seized her by the forehead, when the
heifer, by a dexterous turn of a horn,
struck the gander's neck and cut out
the windpipe, leaving it hanging down
like a snout. The old gander's wound
healed over with the windpipe still
hangingout, through which he breathes,
and he seems to be as hearty as ever,
though not as belligerent as before.
Xcwman (On.) Ilerahl.
In Persia, long ago, they had a cheer
ful and eflcctiiaimanncr of punishing
criminals. For stealing, death was the
penalty. Two young trees were by
main strength brought together at their
summits and then fastened together
with cords. The culprit was then
brought out and his legs tied with
ropes, which were again carried up and
lied to the tops of the trees. The cords
that forced tiie trees together were then
cut, and by the elasticity and power of
the spring the body of the thief was
torn asunder, and thus left to hang di
vided on each separate tree.
Tho carpet-making business is very
extensive in Philadelphia. There are
170 establishments, and their average
annual output is '.'2,000,000 yards. They
give employment to 8,500 hands. Ten
years ago the price of the best ingrain
carpets at the factory ruled at Sl.Oo per
yard, shading off into the lower grades.
On the day preceding the recent strike
the price wa from o to CO cents at the
factory. These are the prices fixed by
the manufacturers who sell to the re
tail trade. The prices to jobbers, of
course, are lower. Most of these fac
tories are now idle.
Sarah Bernhardt never had the furof
her sealskin jacket rubbed tho wrong
way so unmercifully as at the criticla
hands of Ivan Turgueneff. In that
famous Russian novelist's correspond
ence, recently published at St. Peters
burg, there was found tho following:
"Whenever I think of Sarah Bernhardt
I am reminded involuntarily of tho
toad. Why did God give to both these
creatures an adorable and poetical
voice?" In another lecture he calls her
an "ugly mouther and posturcr," "a
cold grimaecr pourrie de chic whom
nature has provided with an adorable
voice while refusing her all other gifts
by some incomprehensible caprice.
In Sweden young girls place under
three separate cups a ring, a coin and a
piece of black ribbon. If the ring is
first accidentally exposed she will be
married within "the year; if tho monuy,
lm will sret a rich husband; if the rib-
uuu, she will die an old mala. It fs a
favorite amusement among the young
girls in Russia to conceal their finger
rings in small heaps of corn on Tho
floor. A hen is brought in, which at
once begins to peck at tho tiny heaps
of grain. The owner of the first ring
exposed to view will, according to pop
ular belief, be married before her com
panions in tho experiment.
The camol has twico the carrying
power of an ox. With an ordinary
load of 400 pounds ho can travel twelve
to fourteen days without water, goino
fourteen miles a day. Thev are lit to
work at five years old. "but their
strength begins to decline at twenty
five, although they live usually until
forty. They are often fattened at thir
ty for the butcher, the flesh tasting like
beef. The Tartars have herds of these
animals, often 1,000 belonging to ono
family. The Timbuctoo breed is re
markable for specQ and used only for
uhci3, going ow nines in cignt days
with a meal of dates or irrain at niVht-
grain at night-
Ships of the Past.
In the days of largo ships and still
larger steamers, it is refreshing to an
old sailor, or still older shipowner, to
rCll the grand old ships of thirty-fivo
and even fifty years ago. Compare the
sailing ships of to-day with those of
years ago, and what do we find? Largo
and moderately sharp hulls, with square
yards and short masts, wire standing
riggings, patent anchors, windlass
pumps, steering gear, iron water-tank.
steam engine, and many other conven
ient arrangements. Doubtless the
march of improvement and the grow
ing necessities of commerce hate grad
ually led up to the present style of ves
sel. But are they an improvement up
on the old? I do not lind that the av
erage time of passage from anil to the
East Indies, or round the Horn ports, is
lessened. Occasionally there is noticed
some rapid passage, but reference to
old shipping papers will show the rec
ords of passages to or from the identi
cal ports equally quick, such passages
having been made by vessels that in
these times would boas much a curi
osity as the Chinese junks were when I
was a boy.
How regularly thc-oold vessels made
their voyages, delivering their cargoes
in fine order, after which they were
ready to load for the return voyage at
once. No long and expensive jods at
the end of every passage, in order to
?nt the ship in "a seaworthy condition,
be good old ship, with her round and
easy model, earned a cargo with ease
and comfort. No thrashing and strain
itig in a gale of wind or heavy sea; easy
to ner rigging, she came out of a gale
fresh as a daisy, and without a particlo
of damage to herself or cargo. What
does the sailor of to-day know of the
beauteous ship of old? The snug little
ship of four hundred tons or there
abouts, with a white band picked
out with ports, or the bright waist,
flush deck fore and aft, broken only by
the caboose. long boat, and companion
way; the old-fashioned windlass, with
working-room on each fcide of it
good hempen standing rigging, well
taken tare of; the old-fashioned wheel
and tiller, the big, lower studding
sail, with the swinging boom; the com
fortable and serviceable topmast stud
ding sails, and the less useful, but yet
graceful and airy, topgallant and royal
studding saiLs, not forgetting the snowy,
white main skysail, the apex of the
whole beautiful creation.
Whole topsails had not then given
place to double. Clo-e reefing oft
either of the caps meant warm work
for the crew; but the men knew their
duties, were sailors, mil could tie up
the muslin and I e happy. Dear old
vessels! I know the ending of many of
yon, and as from time to time I have
read of the final end of some of your
number, I have felt a though some
old friend had gone before me. Your
memories are pleasant to dwell upon,
and the remembrance of the glorious
men that trod vour decks as masters,
mates, and sailors recall aUo the pleas
ant days that I have passed on nard
some of you during voyages to India
At some time in the future I may re
call my experiences of certain voyages
in years long gone. In tho-e days the
telegraph was unknown. Old Parker,
upon the observatory on Central wharf,
had a telegraphic code of signals for
vessels; but Morse had not electrified
the world. Sixty days was the aver
age time of the so-called India mail,
so that a voyage to India meant from
four to four and a half mouths' passag
out, and an additional two months for
the news of your arrival lu reach home.
Now the Suez canal and the electric
wire have changed everything. But,
as the world must progress, I must
accept all the terrible changes, and
comfort myself talking with some old
fogji, like myself, of the "good old
days." Boston Jiitilgtt.
Sarah Althea Hill, of the famous law
suit against Senator Sharon, is of me
dium height, well developed, with a
lithe, trim figure. She gives at first
sight the impression of a woman who
is abundantly able to take care of her
self, and yet the expression of her face
and her attitudes are very womanly, as
though she lacked confidence and were
appealing for support. Her features
are regular, her face oval. She is
neither blonde or brunette, with dark
brown hair, which is allowed to fall in
graceful waves over her full, round
forehead. Her most attractive feature
are her full, brown eyes. Her nose is
clear cut, and her mouth is resolute in
the habitual compression of her lips:
but this is somewhat belied by a slight
droop at the corners, as though an ori
ginally fine will had beenoverlaid by a
strain of voluptuousness which weaken
ed and coarsened it. Her whole man
ner shows nervousness and vitality.
Lucy Stone congratulates her sex on
the past year's gains for their cause.
Full suffrage for women has been estab
lished in Washington territory, and
municipal suffrage has been granted to
unmarried women and widows of
Ontario and Nova Scotia. Municipal
suffrage has worked so well in England
that tho British parliament has extend
ed it to Scotland.
It is said that in one of our country
churches not a thousand miles off, at
tho conclusion of the services, the pas
tor offered a prayer so lengthy that a
part of his congregation Tmj -ame so
much worried they quietly left the
house, while others did not behave as
thev should. The preacher on getting
off his knees, discovered that most of
his congregation had disappeared, re
solved on presenting the crowd for
misbehavior to the proper autuorities,
whereupon the officers of the church
were called upon to assist in the work.
Ono of the officers on being approach
ed upon the subject declared that he
ivould have nothing to do with it, at
the same time remarking that people
had rights as well as their preacher,
and really he thought they all had a
right to get up. Columbia." (U a.) Sen