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GLOBE BEFUBIIO. TUESDAY EVENING," JANTTABT
KINNEY, NICHOLS & CO.,
tsLOBE-REPUBLIC BUILDING, WEST HIQH ST.
Cor. Walnut AUty.
Da,'ljr edition, ptrjfar,
Dalljf edition, per week,
MAMMOTH DOUBLE SHEET I
Issued Every Thursday Morning,
ONE DOLDAI? A TEA.
A3 communications thoUd tx addressed te
KINNEY NICHOLS 4 CO,
TUESDAT EVESJSG, JAS 20.
King Alfonso is siill visiting the earth
quakes and apparently doing everything
in his power to stop them.
The question was up yesterday in the
Cincinnati courts, not as to who struck
Billy Patterson, but whether Billy Patter
son himself ttruck a man by the name of
Kimmick and killed him with a teacup.
That is, Billy is on trial for murder.
As we predicted, there is every proba
bility that the bills of the two houses on
interstate commerce will go to a confer
ence committee and perish there. That
is no doubt understood and prearranged
in railroad circles to be the disposition ot
the whole subject for this session.
After three or four weeks of two double
leaded columns of guesses a day "about
Cleveland's cabinet purposes," the Com
mercial Gazette finally is modest enough
to give it up, as witness:
"Stories about Cleveland's cabinet purposes
are abundant, and mny of tbem bear the
marks ot the inventive genius of the average
Mr. Gladstone is seveniy-hve years of
age and ill. The old gentleman, as he
sits in chamber-gown and slippers sipping
his hot broth and glancing over the news
papers, has sick old age's sweet solace of
observing that the public is very much in
terested in the question of his successor
when he is dead and gone. "What shad
ows we lire, and what shadows we pursue."
The members of the Illinois legislature
are just at the point of breaking the tie hj
killing one another a little. The two par
ties are reported to have been on the
bloody brink of murder Saturday. If the
killing could be judicious and discrimina
tive, it would solve a distressing problem
and might inure to the benefit of the
country. Ilaynes, in the chair, would not
be a bad target
Another horrible massacre by fire.
Seventeen poor insane wretches were
reduced to ashes at Kankakee, 111., Sun
day morning. The building of inflamma
ble material wood-work of southern pine;
the fire far under headway before dis
covered; the miserable lunatics incapable
of being made to realize their danger,
some of them so mad as to rush back into
the building after having been got out:
that is the sickening story. Now repair
the edifice with southern pine, of course.
The Cleveland Leader is emphatically
opposed to a painless death for murderers,
such as suggested by the recommendation
of the Governor of New York. It main
tains that the physical pain of death is the
element in the punishment which deters
brutal men from the crime. Why, then,
not return to the practice of burning?
Roast a murderer to death by a slow fire.
This would deter more than choking would.
We do not believe that the Leader is as
bloodthirsty as it pretends. Come, come,
death is a pretty severe punishment, with
Mr. Alfonso What's-his-name, of Spain,
has been shaken into some prominence by
earthquakes. lie had been an obscure
young man of fashion about Madrid; but,
when he found that "his people" were
agitated by movements of the earth, and
many of them killed, he saw his oppor
tunity. He got on the royal train of cars
and went and exposed himself te an
earthquake, as Humbert did to the cholera
in Naples, .giving "his people" to under
stand that he would go down with them, if
need be. And it has made a hero of the
The Reverend Heber Newton, of All
Souls Episcopal Church, New York,
preached a surprising sermon on the good
and evil of Ingersoll last Sunday. lie
said among other shocking things: "Let
me frankly own to you that I believe Mr.
Ingersoll, in his rough attacks on religion,
is doing a real service to the cause of en
lightened religion." And he showed how
in this striking way:
"Let us be glad that so doughty a foe as
this pret Goliath of the I'tnlistines walks
up and down tietore the armies ot Jehovah
ridiculing tutir fertleness; lor we may thus
be arocsfd to make civilization the Christian
society which it is in name, but which it is
not in fact "
One of General Grant'? well known friends
here has been candid enough to say that tbe
ratification ot tbe Nicaragua treaty would be
halt a million to him. And he is not one of
the bipcest bags in this busmesj. Washing
This is the kind of friends that have
dragged Grant down to what he is. That
is the principal reason we want Grant re
tired from his friends just as soon as it
can be done. Let this retirement be made
as soon as possible, and then let Grant
spend his salary in any scheme he chooses
to go into with his friends. The nation
will have done its duty by him, and will no
longer feel any responsibility for his circumstances.
The Socialist question is now the. upper
most question in Europe. The excep
tionally hard times and the general priva
tion bring it into peculiar prominence.
There are three hundred thousand people
out of employment in France.
Phelan denies that he said he was an
Ingersoll man. He says that, when he
was lying bleeding on the pavement, some
one of the unsympathizing spectators sug
gested that Ingersoll should be sent for to
administer the dying consolation. It was
a Fenian's brutality. Phelan declares
that he does not believe in Ingersoll, but
that, when he arrived at the hospital, he
sent for a priest and received the extreme
unction. So the anti-Hades Bob caa not
be complimented on any connection of his
doctrine with the butchery in O'Donovan
Roasa's office. Mr. Ingersoll is a heathen,
but net a dynamite haythen.
Brewster, the man who went into The
Mascot office in New Orleans toie a wit
ness of his iriend's caning of the editor, is
dead. Houston, the said friend, tells one
story about tbe affray, and Osmond, the
editor, another; but they both agree that
The Mascot sanctum was inconveniently
full of pistol-practice for a few seconds,
and that the two gentlemen who had called
to interview the editor went away quite
immediately; and one, the late Brewster,
was taken to tbe hospital. There is great
deal of sensation in New Orleans about
this last killing; and the citizens, every
one with a gun nestling under his coat
tail, deplore the murderous reputation the
city is acquiring.
TU KMAVO BAITY.
Whatever change may be made in the
laws relating to Springfield, the fact will
remain that we must have a good, strong,
unexceptional man as the Republican can
didate for the mayoralty. The Globe
Republic has no candidate, and will make
no discrimination in favor of any one of
the men who have been mentioned. But
we must urge that a good man shall be
nominated, a man who can be elected, and
by the usual Republican majority the ma
jority of the fall, and not of the spring.
It would be a poor compliment and a
worse favor to nominate a man who will
be quite sure, or even likely, to be beaten.
There are three or four men named who
would have no opposition, except from the
Democrats. There are as many others,
the selection of either of whom would
bring out a third candidate, to aid the
Democrats in beating him. We do not need
to particularize. Intelligent men, who are
careful observers, and have good memories,
will know from which class to select the
winning candidate, and which he is.
And it will be understood that much
more caution and care must be taken in
selecting candidates ia the spring than in
the fall, as we shall not have the active
co-operation of a general canvass to as
sist ug in our local election. A good,
clean, complete Republican victory in
April would give us an impulse that
would be felt in October.
We hope that our Springfield Republi
cans will look beyond the supposed inter
ests of individuals to the promotion of the
interests of the general public, as jvell as
to those of the Republican party of Ohio
and of the country.
There is a newspaper called the Detroit
Plain-Dealer, which is published in the in
terests of the colored race. We find in
this paper a communication from Cincin
nati in reference to the candidacy of Judge
Foraker that bears upon the attitude of the
colored voters toward him; and, as we
have no animus about the matter except
to give the facts, we present what the Cin
cinnati gentleman has to say, as follows:
Cixcixnati, January 13, 1835.
It is a eiga of a healthy condition of po
litical effort to see the newspapers discussing
at this remote date the merits and demerits ot
candidates for tbe various prominent affairs
in the spring and fall election. There is a
fourth, fifth or sixth rate lawyer in Sprine
field, Ohio, trying to make himself notorious
by opposing the candidacy of Judge Foraker,
ot this city. But those colored men in this
city, as well as in -other parts ot the state,
who are opposing Judge Foraker, may be
adopting means by which they may pull
themselves into notoriety as kickers and
thereby obtain positions, but they are doing
little good foi the Republican cause in gen
eral. It is a very slight cause, a mere pre
ext, a veritable straw they grab at to weave
an excuse for opposing so able a man as Mr
Foraker. The circumstances ot the case are
so familiar as to be almost unworthy men
tioning. Judge Foraker was a paid attor
ney in the Gazzaway case, and with that
true instinct to duty, that loyalty that
so characterizes him as a Republican
and therefore our race's true friend, he
iii all in his power to interpret the-law in
his client's favor. It in his defense he sum
moned those laws to his aid that were
enacted in consequence of the past prejudices
to our race, don't blame him tor it. Blame
such men and the political organization that
made tbe law. Blame the Bourbon Demo
crat of to-day who asserts his amazement at
the easiness and lreedom in which the Negro
exercises the rights guaranteed Lim by tbe
constitution of the United States. Judge J.
B. Foraker is one of the ablest and foremost
Republicans in our state, pitriotic, loyal and
unselfish to a fault, as exhibited in his loyalty
to John Sherman at the Chicago convention;
as shown in his able campaign tor Mr. Blaine;
as can be observed in his unwillingness now
to be our gubernatorial standard-bearer un
less heartily supported by all wings of tbe
party. It is a mistake to presume that the
colored voters of Ohio would be so thort
sighted as to vote or work against such au
able man and devoted friend of our piny.
We warrant that if given an opportunity be
will do as much and more tor the Negro
than any other blatant, pretended friends.
So let tbe croakers stop their kicking and
unite, solidity, and organize tor accomplish
ing great things for Republicanism.
And, as so much of a confirmation ot
the above as the testimony of one Spring
field "Voter" can be supposed to be worth,
we add this communication:
SrBiNQFiELD, 0., January 17, 1885.
To tee EJItuwf tbeUlobe-Bepublic:
Having heard and read considerable about
the opposition to Judee Foraker by the col
ored votirs of fprinefield, I concluded to in
vest'gate the whole affair, and End that it
comes from a few colored politicians whose
influence and prestige the voters among the
race have long tired of. And I wish it un
derstood that tbe above class of gentlemen do
not ca3t their votes or speak their sentiments
when they say that, it Judge Foraker is nom
inated for Governor, tbe colored voters would
bolt in a mass from the grand eld party.
My Mother's Wrinkled Pace.
(Dedicated to a door, old mother.)
Mr mother's old rape. It l crinkled and wan,
And the bloom f Its beauty has Bed,
& left but the leaf that cllnirs to the tree.
When its Uossoms are withered and uoml:
Hut the, love that Illumes tho scars of tho
Undimnit'd In its bonutv and Hunt.
Is truu as tho star that follows the sun.
To brighten tho dusk of tho night!
Tho love of tho world, mav alilne aa tho wing-.
Or tho butterfly slpplnir the flower.
To vanish away w hen the honey la dry,
And tbo wine of Its nectar Is sour;
Out the love that is tbrined lu motherhood
Knows nothing of death or decay.
As tho trold that endures lien the clods of the
Are trampled In ashes and clay.
Mr mothor old face, it Is wrinkled and wan.
tlut what with its worth can compare?
Or rival tho love unfailing and true
In Its setting of wrinkle and caro:
So lado aa it may In the Winter of ear.
Ami dronn in the drifts nf the (now:
In tho gardens of God will ulo-soin again,
Tbe rose that was fathered below.
-Fred Woodrow, Ih Moines. December, 1884.
LOVE VS. FALSEHOOD.
"It is true. Helene. God knows I
would spare von the jiain, if in anyway,
with honor. 1 could do so. Child, your
father loved mo and left you to my care.
Can I seo you wronged, and stand si
lently by?" You come of a proud race,
and simple and gentle as I know you to
be. I know also the Carlcton prido lies
dormant within you."
Halbcrt Astor had spoken the truth,
and Helene Carlcton felt he had done
o. Sho was proud, not with arroganco
or hauteur, but with a sweet, grave,
womanly pride, a pride that lay buried
beneath an' almost childish simplicity
She was very lovely, this blue-eyed
girl, who stood listening with paling
face to tho story of her lover's falseness,
tho story told by this man who loved
her so madly himself.
Her thoughts strayed back now to
tho evening ho had told her his love
the day ho had pleaded as a man might
plead for life itself, and she had an
swered him gravely, gently, but decid
edly. "No." Her heart was another's,
she" had acknowledged to his passionato
Sho raised ner eyes to nis iace now,
and ho felt his heart grow cold at the
look of pain in their shadowy depths.
Ah, Heaven, what would he not give
to be loved as Glendon Withers was
loved by this girl, whom out of all the
world his soulcoveted!
How lovely she was, with her wavy
pale-gold hair and lily-fair complexion,
tinted with rose-pink on tho softly
rounded cheeks, with her curving mouth
so ripe and red, her dimpled chin and
slender girlish form, her stately little
head set so gracefully on her rounded
She romembcrcd his love-story and
passionato pleading, but it was no
warning to a nature so pure and tnio as
If ho loved her, ho would save her
pain it would rnako him more careful
of wounding her unnecessarily.
The story he told her was this: that
her lover her promised husband was
looked upon as tbo suitor of another.
Ho read her a quotation from a letter
in which Glendon was spofeen of. Per
fectly unwitting was the writer, how
ever, of the damage his idlo pen nould
He was stopping in tho same city
with Glendon, but not, however, in the
same house; fate had not favored him
so far, but had located Glendon in the
home of a girl as beautiful as ever was
And Glendon was infatuated her
smiles dazzled him. The light of her
eyes was his hcai en.
" At least, such was his friend's judg
ment on the effect of Leonetta's beauty
on Glendon Withers.
How near he w as right, how far he
was wrong, we ii ight decide ourehes
if we saw Leonetta Meredith and Glen
don together, but to do that ue must
cross the Chsmuel.for Glendon is abroad
in the gayest of all gay cities, the queen
of music uud mirth, the city of light and
laughter and eparkliug champagne
We cross tho water and see them to
gether, and what is our decision? We
can come to none.
Leonetta is beautiful, with a brilliant
dark beauty of the Spanish type.
Her forehead is low and broad, her
nose short and straight, her mouth
curved and dimpled; her eyes magnifi
cent, deep as ells, and dark as night
now slumbering in quiet dreamy
beauty, then flashing with passion or
glowing with delight.
She is about twenty certainly no
more; but her form has every curve and
grace of perfect womanhoo I.
But fate, prolific in all gifts where
beauty of face and form was concerned,
had not otherwise been kind to this
girl, with her passionate soul that longed
tor wealth and amusement, and the
homage her beauty would bring her
bad she been placed in a position worthy
But Providence had placed her life in
a very narrow groove, and her soul re
belled against it.
But now sho met this handsome young
Englishman, with his frank grey eyes,
his oroad white brow and cheery smile.
and Well, to dohcrjustice.sho loved
him; but had she not, still she would
have exercised every power to win him.
for the wealth and position she had
learned he possessed.
Men are not very strong at best, and
Leonetta was more than passing fair,
and to a certain extent ho yielded to
tho pleasure of her dark and subtlo
Not, however, that ho was false to
nclone; that was something he never
dreamed of; but he would take the good
the gods sent him, and enjoy the gla
mor of Leonetta's dark beauty.
And then then, in tho very midst of
a more than fool's paradise, a letter
came from Helene.
He held it in his hand unopened for
a moment, a swift repentance for tho
moments ho had basked in the light of
Leonetta's eyes tilling his soul, along
with tho dec sion to tell tho dark-eyed
beauty of his engagement.
Alas! alas! ho had not that story to
tell her after the letter was opened,
for his face actually blanched when ho
Opened it to read the words:
"I give you back your freedom. I wish
no explanation, as I can givo none.
Ho then opened a small sealed parcel
that had come with the letter. His
ring, and every present he had ever
given Helene Carleton.lay glittering be
After all, with all her weakness, wo
man ii w ser than man, for she seldom
dashes into an act of madness without
waiting to suffer awhile;but man well,
Glendon Withers was a pretty good ex
ample of what a man mad for a mo
ment with pain and humiliation will do,
for what he did was this: asked Leon
etta Meredith to marry him, and cursed
himself an hour later for his folly.
But the die was cast. In honor ho
could not retreat, and one qui t day ho
made Leonetta his wife made her his
wife on the very day that Helene Carle
ton knelt below the low w iudov-sill of
her room, trying to decide would sho
believe her lover true or false.
I will trust him," she said softly;
"what is loe without faith?"
And so she trusted him; and at the
same moment his arms encircled anoth
er whose head lay on his bosom, and
who bore to him tho most sacred of ti
tles his wife.
Yes, Leonetta was his wife. She had
r- ached the crowning-point of her am
bition, and was she satisfied?
No most certainly. ,
A mad passionate love filled her
breast a lovo that refused her rest or
peace. A fiery flame that seemed to
consume her very being.
She realised the truth with clear dis
cerning eyes. She was an unloved
wife, neither more nor less, and the
thought was maddening.
She had dreamed that wealth, and
position, and gratified ambition would
till her heart, but once obtained, tboy
turned to ashes in her bosom a Dead
Sea fruit that held but bitterness to the
"Love, love; givo mo his love!" her
loul cried night and day; "to obtain
that. I would bartor soul and body."
Once sho ctme on a pictured faco
imong her husband's treasures. A fair
young face, calm and serene, the low
whiti- brow shad- i by silken curls, the
sweet sensitive mouth slightly apart
with a smile.
And then this woman, who for years
had believed lovo but a second or third
accessory of life, if even that, indeed,
liad found it the one thing most to bo
desired on earth.
Dav by day her passionate love for
her husband increased, kept burning to
a feverish llame by tho knowledge of
how far she was from reigning In his
Xot that willingly, by word or deed,
Jid Glendon Withers give sign of the
terrible truth of the knowledge of his
awakening from the passion of temper
that had conquered his reason for a
Under the spell of her dark eyes, un
der the subtle wooing of her manner,
nd half maddened by Helene's cold dis
missal, ho had yielded to passion's im
pulse, and wed a woman he felt by in
tuition was far from worthy to fill tho
place Heleno had once promised to
Tho nast was Dast. however. The
words spoken could never bo recalled.
For good or ill. for better or worse,
Leonetta was his wife.
One evening Leonetta strayed down
by a glade that lay below tho i'Otel to
which her husband had taken her.
Her beautiful face was unusually pale,
and she sat thoughtfully down on alow
"It is strange," she murmured half
aloud, "that this evening, in particular,
bis memory haunts me so persistently!"
Not strange, had sho known the
truth, for coming events oast their
Even then, down in the shrubbery
below where sho sat, a pairof dark fierce
eyes were watching her with an expres
sion not good to see.
"I will nwjiit mytime,"the man mur
mured; "in the height of her triumph I
will humble her in the dust."
A brilliant ballroom, the mirth at its
height, dancing and music, mirth and
laughter, the order of the uight.
The grounds around the mansion
ablaze as well, and nothing that money
could procure left lacking to add beau
ty to tho scene.
And one of the fairest maidons there
was blue-eyed Helene Carlcton. robed
in ivory-colored satin, her soft gold
curls clustcringaronnd her dainty head,
her soft white throat clasped with
creamy pearls, while a few priceless
ones clustered above her brow.
And below in the lower corridor.two
men faced each other, pale-faced and
stern, while the bride of one of them
impatiently awaited her husband's com
ing in the ante-room.
The men wore Glendon Withers and
Halbert Astor, and with pale set face
the former listened, while Holcno's
guardian told him what?
Simply this: That Helene know noth
ing of the letter sent him, that she had
loved nay.did love and trust htm still,
and knew nothing of his marriage with
"You must break the nowsyourself,"
Halbcrt said. "I dare not. It will kill
What answor Glendon would have
mado was never known.for this instant,
flushed and pearl-crowned, a smile on
her lips, Helene came up the corridor
leaning on her escort's arm.
The next moment, forgetting all else,
Glendon was holding her hanus in his.
Only for a moment tho next he re
membered all. lie must tell his sensi
tive blue-eyed girl, whom he loved with
all his heart, that in a moment of pas
sion he had made another woman his
He led her into the grounds.and then
Halbcrt sought Leonetta.
"Your husband commissioned roe,"
he said, and Leonetta laid her hand on
Ho led her to the grounds as well,
ind near a rustic seat, half screened
from careless eyes by magnificent shrub
bery, and then
"Look!"he saidslowly; "doyouknow
With haughty paling face Leonetta
'ollowed the direction of his eyes.
"One is my husband," she said quiet
ly; "the other "
"The woman ho still loves Helene
Carleton, his betrothed wifo, who by
some fatal miatake was parted from
It seemed at that very instant as if
the fury of Hades was loosened in Leon
The next instant she bad drawn a
Jagger and leaped toward Helene.
A wild cry rang out on the night air,
startling all the bright assembly.
Leonetta had grasped Helene's arm,
oer poniard uplifted, and then Glendon
had leaped between them.
It was a man's cry of agony that rang
out, for the glittering weapon was bur
;ed to the hilt in Glendon Wither's
He had saved Helene. He had given
his own life to do so.
They carried him into the house, and
in a moment sympathising friends were
gathered around, while anxious enquir
es flew from lip to lip.
He opened his eyes with an effort.
"It it was it was an accident,"
he said, then lapsed into nnconscious
ness. None contradicted tho statement
ho meant to save the honor of his
Then suddenly into tho crowd pushed
i man, dark-eyed and pale-faced.
He looked around till his eyes fell on
Leonetta, who fell back, white, and al
He pointed to the shrinking woman.
"It was no accident," ho said; "that
woman is guilty of crime.'
"His wife bis wife!" ran from one to
"No not his wife but mine. She
tried to murder me, but failed, and I
am here to avenge the attempt. For
years my mind has wavered between
justice and mercy, but to-day justice
has lowered the scale; and as for mer
cy even from God that woman deserves
Tho next moment the group in the
room was swa ing from side to side
shrieks and horrified cries, tho report
of apistol.anotherhorrified shriek more
terrible than tho rest, two white arms
thrown in the air, a slender form that
swayed for a moment, a horrible red
stain on the silken bodice of tho costly
robe, and then beautiful, sinful Leonet
ta Meredith had fallen forward, shot
through the heart by the man who called
himself her husband.
In the terrible excitement that fol
lowed, the murderer escaped, but months
after his claim was proved true.
ter many long weary weeks Glendon
Withers hovered between life and
death, but by God's providence life
was conqueror, and the blessed boon of
health was his again.
Then, ono quiet morning, he and
Heleno knelt side bv side, and sooke
thtfvows that made them one, and en
tered npon a me-in wnose penect miss
the past was almost forgotten. .
There was ona "man 'conspicuous ny
his absent at th time, and that was
Halbert Astor, whose treacherous uu"
had worked such woe.
But joy had come with renewed laitn
to Glendon and Helene. and pet haps
their lovo was deeper and purer lor
the trials they had gono through.
A War-tlmo Incident.
The following good story on Rev. Dr.
Bartlett, of the New York Avenue Pres
byterian church, is printed here, says a
Washington dispatch to The Cincinnati
"Just about the close of the war.
when greenbacks were abundant and
entertainments in demanu at points
where lare numbers of troops were
stationed. Rot. Dr. Bartlett, wlio was
then lecturing, received a telegram
from someone at Cairo, 111., asking his
terms for a lecture. 'Five hundred
dollars and expenses.' answero 1 the
doctor, hoping to get rid of tho annoy
ance and danger of so long a trip.
Name your own time; terms satisfac
torv.' was quickly wired back. So in
duu season the doctor started to fill his
engagement. Ho was to speak on Fri
day evening, but owing to several acci
dents common in those days, ho did not
reach his destination till late Saturday
ni"ht. He was mot cordially wel
comed by tho chairman of the lecture
committee, whom he found to be tin en
terprising sutler. Apologizing for his
non-appearance, ho was told triat Mon
day night would do quite as well. His
host asked him if ho could notpreach a
sermon on Sunday evening. The doc
tor said he wonld'delivcr ono of his lec
tures on the 'Glory and Shame of Lan
guage,' appropriate to tho occasion. To
his astonishment he found Sunday
morning tnai no was auveniscu in au
extra bulletin to deliver his grandest
and most eloquent lecture that evening
at srJ per hckcl. no oxposiuiaieu, uu.
in vain. Ho was told that he must
keep his promise.
"Expecting to find a small audienco
at such a large tariff ho was surprised
with a crowded house, and four major
generals on a front seat. It was all
clear gain for the sutler, who had sold
tickets ahead for the regular lecture,
and used tho Sunday-night service to
take in the army of contractors.oiliccrs,
and others then thronging Cairo, who
tere willing to pay almost any prico
for an evening's entertainment.
"J hey treated me like a prince,"said
the doctor, "but I never preached Sun
day night before or since where tickets
of admission were paid for. The sutler
got ahead of me, and came out with
several hundred doll.-rs' profit."
In the rear of a small harness shop in
a rew Jersey village, mo oineruay.ino
proprietor was making a thumping
noise and raising a big dust by pound
ing with a whip-stock a heap of curly
black hair, which he bad taken out of
an old carriage cushion.
"What are you pounding that hair
for?" was asked when he stoppod to
get a breata and wipe the moisture
from his fori head with a red cotton
"It is not hair," said the man.
"What is it then?"
"A mixture of marsh grass, moss,
and cocoanut fiber. Good imitation,
though, isn't it? You seo, hair is a
first-class articlo for stuffing mattress
es, cushions, etc., but it is expensive.
It is clipped from the tails and manes
of horses, dead and alive, from the tails
of cattle, from the bellies of hogs, and
from the human head. It is twisted in
to ropes to make it kinky, and when
the kink is set it is used to stuff tho
cushion. It costs a lot of money, even
when freely mixed with short hair.
Most people prefer a genuine hair cush
ion at 60 ctnts, to a genuine hair cush
ion at $5. So tho manufacturers ac
commodated them with this mixture.
Sometimes fine split whale-bono is put
in the mixture, and sometimes, though
not often, it is diluted a little with hair.
The stuff costs from $20 to $25 a ton.
It packs with use, but the cover of the
cheap cushion wears out about as soon.
We can mako a new cover and then use
the old filling over again by whipping
it with a slender whip to liven it up.
There is no money in such stuff for any
one who handles it, but we've got to
meet tho demand." Sew York bun.
Senator Garland's Speech.
Augustus H. Garland was born In
Tennessee in 1832. His looks are not
strikingly impressive. His frame tall,
well built, compact, surmounted with a
well-rounded head; bushy black hair;
face clean shaven; his mouth firm set,
but pleasant, solemn one moment and
twitching the next with some nascent
drollery; brown eyes, small, frank and
piercing; kindly withal, but changing
rapidly from earnest to quizzical; in
movement, easy and self-possessed; in
debate, clear, cool, fair, driving directly
by strong logic to the end in view. The
senate does not contain a more uni
versal stndcnt or a more restless wag.
A guilty conscience keeps him always
on tho lookout for some terrible retalia
tion, and it is a red-letter day in the
senate when this biter is bit.
On ono occasion, when an important
measure was before the senate, Mr.
1 Garland delivered a careful and ex
haustive speech, to which close atten
tion was given. About ten minutes af
ter he had finished, and, metaphorical
ly speaking, "his brow bound with
victorious wreaths," Don Cameron
went over to the Arkansas Senator's
side of the chamber and said:
"Garland, when are you going to
speak on this question? I want to near
"Good Lord!" remarked the surprised
senator; "why I just got through. Where
About five minutes later Mr. W'hyte,
of Maryland, who had not been in tho
senate during the speech, had the job
put up on him, and asked tho same
question in good faith.
"Why, I just finished. Whyte, con
sult the Record in the morning."
Another five minutes passed, and
then Butler, of South Carolina, another
sleepless wag, went meekly up to Gar
land and asked him when he was going
to speak to the bill. Considering the
source of this last inquiry, the remark
was in the nature of an eye-opener,
and Mr. Garland tartly replied:
"If you have any more ot 'em, But
ler, bring them on in a body; it saves
time. Washington 1'ost.
A Hamilton (Cal.) paper says a
Chinaman has devoted the whole sum
mer and fall to gathering horned toads,
which are very numerous on the Red
Hills, and are as much dreaded as
rattlesnakes. Recently ho made a
shipment of 2,000 of tho toads to San
Francisco, from which place they will
be sent to China. The toads are con
verted into various kinds of medicines,
which sell very high. For tho cure of
chills and fever they are said to bo the
finest things known. A toad is placed
in a flask of whisky for several weeks,
tnd then the stuff is sold as a tonic.
Experiments have recently btfeu made
by the French Government with a new
kind of siejje gun of prodigious power.
It is described as made of steel and
nearly thirty feet long, and the tube is
strengthened with ten coils of plated
tccl wire one millimeter, or .03a inch
in diamctor. The weight of this gun
s fifty tons, and it projects a shell
weighing -'97 pounds, capable of pene
trating armor plates nearly six inches
thick at a range of seven and one-hall
Andrews, Wise & Putnam,
-4f2. & 44- South Limes one Street,
Oflcr n Magnificent Assortment of
Easy Chairs, Fine Couches, Parlor Suits, Carpets and Rugs
Finest assortment of Brass Stands, Sconces and Mahoga
ny Tables, &c. Chamber Sets, Rich Gold Lamps of
every description and design. Prices below
low water mark. Also fine
FRENCH CHINA TEA AND DINNER SETS
A Large Jllne or DECORATED
STANDS. And in fact eTcrjthiujr
Christmas Morning. Be sure and see
Helps those who help themselves. Katurs
has provided herbs for the cure of human
ailments and medical science has discov
ered their healing powers, and the proper
combinations necessary to conquer disease.
The result of these discoveries and com
Tor mar.7 years it has been tested in
severe eases of Kidney and Liver Diseases,
Malaria, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Weak
ness, Lassitude, etc., and invariably it has
given relief and core. Thousands of testi
monials have been given, and it is most
popular where best known.
J. O. Steinheiser, Superintendent of
the Lancaster Co., Pa., hospital, writes :
"Inwd ittna (rretniiiiT ciiiM of dyiperci.
KMner dta-up. Jlrer complaint, rhenroatum,
utlima and ecrofula, and InTaiUUj wlto Lot
I. Hoffman, of Circleville, Ohio, says :
"Thi la to certify that I have had the dnmb
wraandbTtwlnir one bottle of SUthler-a Herb
Ulttcra a complete cure has been eflected."
MISHLER HERB BITTERS CO.,
S2S Commerce St., Philadelphia.
ST TONIC. ?
This medicine, combining Iron with pnro
vegetable tonic, qulcily and completely
Cnrea Dynpeptla, Indigestion. rakne9.
Impure Illood, JIalaria,CbItta and Fevers,
It la an unfiillne remedy for Dwats of the
Kidneys nnd l.lver.
It is Invaluable for Diseases peculiar to
Women, and all who lead sedentary lives.
It does not injure the teeth, cause headache.or
produce constipation otKT Iron mtdicincsdo.
It enriches and purines the blood, stimulates
the appetite, aids the assimilation of food, re
lieves Heartburn and lielchlnc. and strength
ens the muscles and nerves.
For Intermittent Fevers, Lassitude, Lack ot
Energy. C it has no equal.
J- The cenuine has above trade mark and
crossed red linea on wrapper. Tale no ether.
4. ij r Biuina rumriL 10, biltixoki, an.
f II T you are bothered nearly to
I lira I death with rheumatic twinges
or the pangs of neuralgia is no reason
why you should continue to suffer. Ex
periment with a good medicine. Trv
Thomas' Eclectric Oil. Recollect it is
guaranteed by every druggist. Neu
ralgia, and Rheumatism never stood be
Oil A 1 If us man or women, if you
Oil U Iff can, afflicted with toothache,
earache, headache, backache, any ache,
that has sought relief in Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil to no advantage, and in re
turn we will refer you to thousands simi
liarly affected -whom this medicine hs
restored and cured completely.
FOSTER, MILBURN & CO., Prop's.
The OILT CoaSET mad. that mn 1m ,tn., ..
Its purchanr afr-r tlirv wp.kn wear if not found
lneTeryrc.prtt,und ltrlL-4relunit-ri bTw:er. Made
In a tarlety or styles nd irtct-a Sold by flrstlass
Iralers eyerywhere. rvwnr ot worthles imitation
un friiuui,. luuriw i, hm luur name on in. box.
UltlMUU UUKrtT CO,
, Chicaso. HI.
COLLARS AND CUFFS
c a All I iarn, oo t
l..-iir.;s av) Titer or.
As fcr there
J. TfOI.KK. As;t., prlnctlfld.
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HA tlju t
WARE, COAL VASES, TJX SETS and
that makes Homo Happy on a Frosty
ns before making your purchases.
COAL IN BOX CARS. NO
SNOW OR ICE, at
J. II. TJli-iclc &. Brow.,
141 S. liimpHlone St.
Capital, - - $400,000
Surplus, - - $400,000
AicounU of Banks, Bankers and Mercan
tile firms received, and any bojinesa con
nected with hankinjj solicited.
L jdon correspondent, City Bank, "Lim
ited." Asa P Potter. Pre?. J. W. Wobst, Cash.
ESTABLISHED IN 1836.
Wm. II. Orast. MakTiv M. Oaas
Wifl. GRANT'S SONS,
CORNED BEEF EVERY DAY.
Laid, Bavcoa and Hasu
Fmtisi is 1 1 irs-o
The rartnershlD heretofore existing bttweea J.
L. Coleman and P. A. bindler, under tbe firu
natneofj. I nleman A Co., has by m utnal con
sent been dissolved P. A. ScbinJfer a -on will
continue the business at the old stand, on Fisher
St., rear of First Presbyterian Church, where calls
will 1 atten.leJ to promptly at all hours, by tel
phon or otherwise. Omce open day and night.
Dr. Frank 5. Runyan.
Bo tuia In HncklnicIiitnTn Batldlata;
over Harpby Bro's store.
Special Dtiertloi fiAtc 10 the inseivina
PAUL A. STALEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
and -lleclianical Expert.
Patent Business Exclusively. Pat snU So
licited. Room 8. Arcade llolldlna;.
Kcom rfo.f, Arcade; Bnlldlnsj. econ fl
LOBENHERZ' BAKERY -
0 Yiest Mam Street.
A FIHST-ClASS bakery ih eveby bespegt
Eest and largest assortment of Cakes, Can J lea
tnd Bread In the city. A complete and splendid
line or Holiday Goud. Weddings, Parties and
iNxiaI furnished on short notice.
Coal in Box Cars. No Snow
or Ice, at
J. II. ITlrick ifc Bros.,
141 S. Limestone St.
Rose Leaf, Fine Cut g
I CURE FITS!
Whnl y eon Id Dot roia merwijrto stop tbm for
tlmt. nJ tbrn bx Umm rnuro actUn. I mean a, radical car.
I bar rnaje the dlswaw ot KITS, EriLCTbT r FALLING
JICKNfv ltf-KmetoJy. I vtsrr.nl my rtDMdr to cor
t wont ran. Wana othr hv fall l a tq tar
not D.i-r retriT!B a earv. frenj atone for tratlan4 tv
KrrIIo(tl of mjlBfalllU rctncJj. OtTO ElpreM Ud fort
OCU-a. IlcuanyonnMbN,; for trial, Dil 1 wUlcsrvyoa.
X AiimjDt. 1L O. BOOT, 111 ril SL, - Tort.
1 tuv ft poaUlvo remsxij lur U adsrt- silavaaa; bj tu
thonaandl of ml of tbo want ttnj anl of leaff tuadlaf
b ta ctuX Indeed. tromr lim; falts ! Its oSrsxr
tbat I w'll Mnd TWO COTTLE FREX, tocatltar Witt ft TlL.
UABLX TBEATPS 0 tt!s diaeaaa.to anTaa3Wrr. GtrvEft
prfMfta4r.asvUrftsk DfcT, ftJjXUM,luraftri -,. j;