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Springfield Globe -Republic
THIS SIMtlNGFlKLiI OlOIlE,
Volume IV. Nunibur 31 il.
SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, SATURDAY EVENING, JAOTARY 4, 1885
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t Volume XXX. urabor aia.
OWEN, PIXLEY d. CO.
Ohio Valley and Teuuessre . Cloudy weather
generally warmer, variable wind', lower ba
rometer. Open Saturday Evenings Until
Shipped rroni our factory the 21t
7024, J." Fancy Cass. Trousers at $5.00
S2, 15 " " " " 2..10
G7CS, 14 " " " ;.(
0828, 10 " " " 2.t."
JOHI, 12 " " " " 3.00
CS12, S " " " ' 4.00
(;02, SUniim " " 1.25
7114, 10 Hoys' " " " 1.50
U15B, 15 " " " " 1.25
C54S, S " " " " 1.25
2S, 1 gross Cambric Hil'kls 20c eacli
1 gross 2S-in. Turkey lted " lOccach
Above gomN will be placed on sale, the
first of the week.
ter better off In Hoys Suits, Warm
Snits, Suits that look well, Salts that
wear well, Suits that j on can afford to
hare. Some cheap, some expensive, $2
one way, $10 the other, and $S, $4, $5,
$15, $7, $S, $0 between. Where, in all
the places round can you llml a separate
Children's department anything like
Ten to 15 year Hoys' Overcoats. Here
they are in every quality from $:t.50 to
$14 (Jra)s, Hrown Mix, Kich Hrowns,
Fine Mellon?, llluc Diagonals, Olirc
Heavers, Corkscrews, Sec, witii and
without binding and Velvet'Collars.
It will require railway expense to
Hud another such stock to select from;
then the price.
It is time to buy according to ones re
sources, merchandise is down, money
is up. It's time to sell money and buy
merchandise. Sever were goods
cheaper. Sever better. Xever were
we more anxious to sell than to-day. Is
it strange that we want all I lie trade to
be got i Our prices prove.
Hats for Hoys, for Men, for Youths,
lor Children, $3 for $2, $2 for $1.50;
$1.75 for $1.25. Fur Caps, $2.75 for
$2. Scotch Caps, $1 for 50c; not many
left. It's not all cheap talk, there's
money in it for you.
Times are brightening, trade is bet
tering. So cause for complaint.
IVc shall make more strange cuts
next week. We've some goods left
which ought not to be. lfa profit price
won't move them, we must do the next
To-day and to-night till 10 we will
furnish Scotch (J ray Finished Seam Un
derwear at 40c per garment. Hlue
mixed, all Shirts 25c. White Drawers
25c, and no trashy stork among them.
OWEN, PIMM CO,
ONLY ONE-PRICE CLOTHIERS,
These Renowned Pianos are kept
in all the different styles by
R. F. BRANDOM & CO.,
Tt KcIIv'h Arcade.
Corrected by Cms. W. I'ayxtek A Co.
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1SS5.
Bcttke 20c retail.
Etius Good supply; 25c
Toultrv Good demand; chicken, young, 20a
30c; old, Sa35c each.
ArpcKS 50call 50 per bush.
1'otaioe 35&50e jierbush.
bwEET Potatoes J1.5O'2O0per bush.
Cabbaug 1M1; 75c a 1.50 per bul.
Onions 75c r bush.
Halt Snow-flake brand, 91.30 ier bbl.
Coal Oil lOaVWc per gal.
Meats Sides, 9c; shoulders, 7c; hams, We.
Fine washed, 2Sa30c; unwashed, ofl.
SunARS-A large demand and prices low; gran
ulated, 7c per lb: "A" wsite, 6'4c rlb; extra C
light, Cc per lb; yellow C.Sc per lb; C, 5c
Coffee Marke lower; Java, 20a0e per lb;
IUo, golden, liiM er lb; Rio, prime green, I2
15cperlb; Itio.x union, loc per lb.
rtVKUFs toa5a70c pergal.
Molasies Ne Orleans, UUfcOc irgal;sorghaui
50c per gal.
Uice Best Carolina, Sc per lb.
Oysters 25c perqt.
Dkif.d ArrLts 8 l-3c per lb.
Ijrikd Peach ksIOc er lb.
Cuickkss Drewed, 52 75 to J3.50 per dozen.
1L'CKS " t- 75a3 50 er doz.
ltABaiTS II 23alS0perdoz.
K1M4 New 10al2c per lb,
tl'HRANTH New 7cperlb.
AePL New S'-ic I, lb.
1'KACHEa lUlvea 12Vy, tulaed s1: ier lb.
PRCNENew 7Sc Jwr lb.
DYNAMITE IN LONDON.
Attempts Made to Blow up the
Parliament Building and the
Tower of London.
Three Terrible Explosions at Two
O'clock This Afternoon.
Sixteen Persons Injured
Two Dynamiters, a Man and Wom
Two Policemen Mortally Wounded.
Explosion In the llouae or l'arllnraont.
London, 2 p. ni, Jan. 24. An alarmiug ex
plosion lias occurred in the Houses of Parlia
ment. A Half Hour luator.
London, 2 :30 p. m. Jan. 24. Tbe Houses
of Parliament and Government offices were
severely shaken nnd considerable damage
done. It is impossible at this moment to tell
the extent of the calamities. The report of
the explosion was heard in Dowing street.
Great excitement prevails. Knormous crowds
are assembling at the scene of the explosion.
It is reported that explosives were placed
in the crypt, under the building. A police
man was hurt. The force of the shock was
tremendous, and was felt at a great distance.
The amount of damage done was very great.
Rumors are current at this hour that an
other explosion occurred at two o'clock this
afternoon at the tower of London.
The excitement increases with every mo
rn nt, and the city is filled with flying ru
rumors. There were two explosions, instead of one,
as at first supposed, at the Parliament
Houses. The second came about three min
utes after the first
One was near the House of Commons, the
other at Westminster Hall. One man was
arrested near the scene of the explosion.
The detective force is hard at work now
seeking further developments, which are
anxiously awaited, particularly by the people
in the neighborhood of Westminster Hall.
London, January 24. The rumor of the
explosion in the Tower of London is con
firmed. Fourteen persons were injured.
The fuse burned so rapidly and closed so
quickly upon the machine that the officer
dropped it. The explosion followed almost
immediately after. One-half of the Hall
The explosion in the lobby of the House of
Commons occurred three minutes later than
the one in Westminster Hall.
It came from directly under tie strangers
gallery, and very close to the seat usually
occupied by Uradlaugh when visiting the
Damace to the llouKe of Commons.
Losdo.v, January 24 J:30 p. m. A lady
visiting the House ot Commons at the time of
the outrage was seriously injured. Immense
damage was done in the lobby. Masonry,
decorations and sculpture were utterly de
stroyed. The place is described as literally
blown to pieces.
London, January 24. 1 p. m. Rumors
regarding the explosion at the Tower of Lon
don are confirmed. The outrage was the
mo3t successful yet made upon any of the
public buildings since the inauguration of the
present era of dynamite warfare. The famous
old building was crowded with visitors at the
time of the explosion. The wildest rumors
are in circulation aa to the number of persons
These rumors are being carried through
the city and constantly exaggerated by visit
ors present at the time.
Up to 4 o'clock but sixteen persons have
been officially reported as injured by the ex
plosion none mortally.
The western extremity of the house is a
There is now no doubt but the explosive
was placed under the peers' gallery, on the
government side of the bouse.
All the wood-work in that part of the build
ing is shattered and a wide hole made through
the floor of the gallery, which was displaced,
and even the solid stone work of the door
ways was either pulverized or shifted from its
Every pane of glass in the House was
smashed to atoms.
The gallery benches were overturned
and broken. The gallery, generally, was dis
mantled. The Attack on the Tower.
London, January 24. An attack was
made on the portion of the building known
as the white tower the main building, in
the center. It was fairly filled with visitors
at the time, and most, if not all, those hurt
were moving about in the tower at the
time of the explosion. The white tower was
almost completely wrecked by the force of
the explosion. The roof w as blown clear off the
structure. All the persons known to have
been injured were visitors.
The police, the moment they realized the
nature ot the explosion, effectually barred all
egress from the tower and grounds,
and they are now subjecting every
person detained to the most rigid search, upon
the theory that the attack wa perpetrated by
some person or persons inside the premises.
At Hair l'ast KourThla Afternoon.
London, January 24 4 :30 p. m. Investi
gations, so far male, lead to the conclusion
that the explosives used in the attack on the
Tower were handled by persons who gained
access to the structure as sight seers.
Explosives were also operated from a point
somewhere near the inner bastion, or on the
esplanade. The police were unusually
prompt and successful in placing their em
bargo upon all persons passing from the
lower grounds. But few persons
had left when the embargo was
ordered. Extra guards have been posted
about the v alls. Every person within them
was subjected to personal examination.
The report made by the tower explosion
was terrific; was heard for miles
up and down the Thames, and at
once attracted immense crowds to the scene.
An indescribably large number of children
are among the visitors. Many of these little
ones had their faces and hands torn by broken
glass and flying splinters. The most piteous
sight in the large crowd of innocent persons,
temporarily detained within the tower walls,
was afforded by these little ones, in their
pale faces and bleeding haidg.
The policeman picked up a package care
lessly, not suspecting anything, and went
with it out into Westminster Hall. He no
sootier reached the hall than the jackage ex
ploded. This explosion knocked the policeman
down and injured him seriously, and his case
is considered critical. Its force also knocked
down two otker policemen standing in the
vicinity and stunned them.
A lady and gentleman standing near the
offices were also prostrated.
The great windows over the main entranco
of Westminster Hall were smashed to atoms.
Those who were in the House of Commons
fled, precipitately. Many ladies were bruised
The second explosion in the Parliament
building occurred three minutes later than
the first, and was far more destructive. The
dynamite which caused the second explosion
must have been placed under the Peers' gal
lery on the left side.
Little hope is entertained of the survival of
the wounded policeman. The force of the
explosion was such that one man hit
the earth, 300 yards from the point of the
The lobby of the House of Commons was
A clue to the prepretrators of the outrage
is thought to have been discovered. Just be
fore the explosion occurred a man and wo
man, the latter carrying a hand bag, en
gaged a cab at the House of Parliament and
drove rapidly away, giving no directions as
to their destination.
The Man and Woman.
The man and woman in the cab had not
gone far when the explosion occurred. The
cabman, hearing this, stopped the cab, and
the man and woman at once leaped out and
hastened quickly from the spot. The cabman
went in pursuit of the runaways, who were
soon overtaken and arrested by the police.
At Five This Afternoon.
London, 5 p. m., January 24. Later re
ports show that the first stories about the
damage to the White Tower, were somewhat
exaggerated. The White Tower building
was not destroyed. It is now said
that the structure was not even ser
iously injured. These latter reports
tend somewhat to allay public excitement.
If the explosion really demolished the White
Tower the result must have been immensely
more serious, for part of the building is
the armory, used at present for the storage
ot rifles and a large quantity of ammunition.
Sir William Vernon Harcourt, Home Sec
retary, and the Marquis Hartington, Secretary
of State for War, are visitors to the scene at
Another account of the explosion at
Westminster Hall is that it was more
disastrous than at first anticipated. Four
persons were badly injured, including two
policemen, fatally wounded.
The lady who was in the hall spied an in
fernal machine, and called the attention of
Policeman Cole, on duty at the time, to it.
The official rushed to the spot, seized the ma
chine and attempted to extinguish the fuse,
but was not quick enough.
The glass roof ot the House of Commons
is completely shattered. The clock in the
House stopped at precisely at 1:23 p. m. The
heavy beam which formed one of the sup
ports to the gallery was projected into the
speaker's chair, seriously injuring it. Glad
stone's was nearly dettroyed.
At the Tower.
The crowd outside the walls at the tower
has been wrought up to a state of frenzy
against the perpetrator of the outmge.
O'Donovan Roasa Heard From.
New Toek, January 24. When O'Donovan
Rossa was told about the explosion in the
House of Parliament he said he was glad to
hear the news; that the House of Parliament
ought to have been blown up
long ago, and he had been preach
ing and collecting money to fight
England with for the past five years. The
sooner England, he said, was crippled the
better. When asked it he knew anything
about the explosivn, he shook bis head in a
mysterious manner and replied that be had
nothing to say.
Washington, January 24. For Ohio Val
ley and Tennessee: Warmer weather, with
rain, generally followed by Blightly co!dr
but fair weather; winds shifting to westerly;
rising barometer in the western portion, fol
lowed by rising in eastern portion.
Anxiety Abjut Gen. Stewart.
London, January 24. No further news
has been received concerning General Stew
art at the War Office up to noon, and anxiety
as to bis fate is greatly increased. Wolsely
has also sent a dispatch to same elleot.
Unrnvomliln Uiiolllclal About Oen.
Stewart lu Africa.
London, Januiry 23. Private advices re
ceived late tins afternoon from Korti assert
that the rebels have surrounded General Stew
art in the desert where he has taken up an
intrenched position to await reinforcements
from General Wolseley. Deserters from the
rebel lines stite that the Mahdi's forces con
sider the affair at the Abu-Klea wells a drawn
battle. The Arnbs were neither routed nor
pursued, and fell back in an orderly manner,
not in the least derairalized by the. outcome
of the engagement. They recovered them
selves so quickly and effectively that General
Stewart dare not move, and wa3 compelled to
intrench himself on the scene of the conflict.
Government officials discredit the informa
tion conveyed in the above private dis
patches. A special from Cairo says : "A report has
been circulated to-day to the effect that Gen
eral Stewart's troops kave been defeated and
routed by the Mahdi's troops. The report is
very generally believed by the natives, who
assumed such threatening attitude that ball
cartridges were served to the British soldiers
of the garrison."
General Wolseley telegraphs that no news
is expected from Metcmnch until Saturday c.r
An Almmlnable Outrnge.
IUzki.ton-, Pa., January 24. An abomina
ble outrage was committed recently at Stock
ton, a mining village near this place. The
victim, Mary Jane Collina' child, cat
five years old, a little girl, wa3 taken
sick, when it was found that she had been
most brutally assaulted and was suffering
from a terrible disease. Investigation proved
that David Jeavios, miner, was her assailant.
The"mis-.Tcant fled. The father of the child
kept the matter quiet, but instituted
a personal search in tl)e surrounding village
for Jeavios, being unsuccessful. He has now
reported the case to the authorities, and hun
dreds are out searching the entire Lehigh re
gion, and the temper of the people is such
that Jeavins will have a short shrift if cap
tured. Kim on a Saving ltauk.
Xkw Haven, Conn, January 23. Long
liefore the opening hour of the New naven
Savings ltink. Orange street in the vicinity
of Chapel, was thronged with anxious depos
itors. By y o'clock 2,000 persons were in
Hue. Policemen stood guard at the outer
door and prevented the banking room from
being jammed. As one depositor withdrew
another was admitted. Fully one-half were
Xew Tokk, January 24. The weekly
biuk statement shows the following changes:
Loins decreise, $1,020,000; specie increase,
$1,423,000; legal tenders decrease, $053,000;
dejosits decrease, $1,570,000; circulation de
crease, $3G,000; reserve increase, $904,000.
Banks now bold $52,113,000 in excess of
Columbcs. January 23. After the passage
of Allen O. Myer's penitentiary bill both
Houses adjourned until Tuesday and most of
the members went borne.
Washington, January 23. Senate. The
presentation of fine American flags, to both
Houses, by the Woman's Silk Culture Asso
ciation of the United Slates, (with head
quarters at Philadelphia,) formed one of the
most interesting incidents that ever occurred
in Congrcs. The silk was raised from
cocoons in the homes of American women,
and reeled, colored anl v. oven by women at
Philadelphia. Heck offered a resolution of
thanks, which was adopted after commenda
tory speeches by Beck, Morgan and Dawes.
The Creek and Seminole Okhahoma case came
up, was discussed and resolutions finally re
ferred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
House. Kelley olfered a resolution of
thanks for the American flag presented by
the women and it was adopted.
Hurd complained in a long speech, of the
usurpation of House privileges by the Senate,
but the motion offered by Hurd was :aid on
The old, cracked liberty bell is on its way
through Ohio to-day (Saturday), for New
Orleans. Its route was by way of Pittsburg,
Columbus, Xenia and Cincinnati.
A Philadelphia juryman went wild because
deprived ot whisky, and was discharged.
The Ohio Penitentiary bill has become a
Ex-Speaker Randall stoutly advocates the
Canaan Liberrls are forcing the inde
pendence issue to the front.
It seems likely that Secretaty of State Rob
inson, of Ohio, will not be able to draw his
salary as congressman up to March 4th.
Several boxes of dynamite were found in
possession of Otto Funk, a Chicago book
An address of the Plenary Council, held at
Baltimore, to the archbishops and bishops ot
North Germany, appears in the morning pa
pers. Sympathy is expressed for them, as
sufferers fiom persecution.
Sullivan has been in another saloon fight
in Boston, and is likely to be prosecuted for
assault and battery.
Matters are quiet but ominons in the Hock
The eighteenth annual meetinc of the State
Association of the Ohio Young Men's Chris
tian Associations will be held in Columbus
from February 12 to February 15.
Lacblan C. Dallas, postmaster at Saline
ville, O., was arrested for defalcation.
James Comodc, a miner near Delphos, O.,
was found frozen f death in his hovel.
Captain Bankhead, f Virginia, . as stran
gled to death at Phillipi, W. Va by his false
Thomas J. Cuapman was hanged at Charles
tan, III , fur the murder of wis employer,
Nicholas Hubbard, last fall.
Reports from the country distiicts of Cana
da are to the cflVct that a number of persons
have heen frozen to death.
George H. Fox murdered John Holiday at
Cheiuung, 111., because of the latter's abuse of
his wife, who is Fox's aunt.
The number of Republicans enrolled in
New York city is far in excess of the district
enrollment ol two years ago.
The daughter of Chief Justice Cbase, of
Maryland, was burned to death at Annapolis.
Hir night dress caught fire from an open
The Indiana Legislature defeated the bill
for a constitutional amendment by a strict
party vote the Democratic majority carrying
the day. The civil rights bill ws recom
mitted to the committee.
Private advices received in London report
Stewart surrounded in the desert and unable
to move. Hns'ars and artillery will be di'
patched from Cairo to Suakim. The rells
consider the Abu-Klea battle a draw. They
were not demoralized nor pursued. The
j rebels are strongly intrenched at Metemneh.
An extradition treaty to secure the persons
of anarchists and nihilists has been forme
between Russia and Prussia.
The second issue of "The Pilgrim Teacher,"
edited by Rev. A.E. Dunning and Mr. M. C.
Hazard, and issued by the Congregational
Sunday School and Publishing Society, Bos
ton, Mass., contains several features of great
attractiveness and excellence. The Teacher
is a "lineal" and very worthy "descendant"
of the late National Sunday School Teacher ut
Messrs. Funk k Wagnalls (Nos. 10 and 12
Dey street, New York) have just issued, in a
handsome volume, the Memoirs of David
Ilrainard, the American Hero and Saint of
the Eighteenth Century. The edition is based
on the work prepared by President Edwards,
and afterward enlarged by Dr. Dwight. The
whole is carefully revised, some parts con
densed and re-written, with Notes and Pre
face, and Introduction by the Editor, J. M.
Sherwood, D. D., and the Life and Character
of Brainard, and a stirring Essay on Modern
Missions by Dr. Arthur T. Pierson, of Phila
delphia. Twelve mo., 350 pages; price, $1.50.
m o irx os rit.it jr.
Miss Mamie Schriver, of Newport, Ky., is
visiting the Misses Sallie and Ella Karg, of
near this place.
Miss Louie litres returned last week from
Greenville, Ohio, accompanied by Miss Les
sie Aulter, of Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Rankin, pony conductor
of I. B. k W. yard at Springfield, spent a few
days at his home near this place last week,
going thence to Bellefontaine, where he will
emain a few days visiting friends and rela
tives. Clem Bowlus is now in Newport, Ky., trav
eling for a wholesale candy house.
There was a social bop at Franklin school
house Fnday evening last. Wonder where
Tom Collins was?
The Spelling Bee at Kenten school house
Wednesday evening last was largely at
tended. Bad speeling throughout was the
principal feature of the evening, the above
school training the victory.
The recent heavy sleet was extremely de
structive to fruit trees, especially to peach
trees, making the different by-roads almost
impassable for vehicles.
Can we not have a series of meetings at
some cf our school houses? We urge our
directors that it will positively do no harm
should no good result.
A writing school has been organized at the
Deer school house. It will no doubt furnish
the writers of this place something import
ant in the near future to chronicle.
There will probably be a writing school
organized at the Franklin school house.
Miss Annie Ferree has returned from Penn
sylvania, where she has been visiting friends
and relatives. She has improved much in
The telephone wires are broken in several
places between here and Urbana.
Miss Winnie Heller departed for her home
at Tovanda, III., Thursday last. We regret
her short stay very much, and bope it will
not be long nntil she will visit us again.
Mr. N. Trotter, of Springfield, Ohio, was
in the suburbs Sunday.
On Tuesday evening, 13th inst., the many
friends of Mr. Oscar and Miss Susie Baker
took advantage of their return home from
Pennsylvania by way of a grand surprise at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Baker,
just east of this place. The party cousisted
of hfty-five persons. In order to make the
surprise complete, Mr. Oscar was called away
early in tbe evening to take a short buggy
ride. On returning was completely outdone
on discovering a score or more of buggies at
his home, which was very unexpected to
him. Miss Susie bad contempleted a good
night's repose ; no doubt she was very tired,
after so long a journey to Pennsylvania.
The greetings were extreme and long; the
many games that were played were very en
tertaining and amusing to all. Refresh
ments were served at 10:30 p. m. The party
dispersed to their many homes in tbe early
morn, being benefited very much.
The fx.li arc always harpooned from
the end of the liouprit of a sailinj;
vc.el. All ve.-M'ls regularly crjjjiigeil
in this IWiery are .-uilied with an ap
paratus for the support of the harpoon
er, which coiiits of a wooden plat
form about two feet xprare, upon which
the harpooner staiuN. and an upright
bar of iron three feet high, rising from
the tip of the bowsprit jut in front of
this platform. At the top of thN bar is
a bow of iron in a nearly circular form,
to surround the wai-t of the harpooner.
This structure is called the "rest" or
the 'pulpit.1' A man is always sta
tioned at the mast-head, whence, with
the keen eye which practice has given
him, he can easily decry tho tell-tale
dorsal fins at a distance of two or three
miles. When a fish has been sighted,
the watch "sings out," and the vessel is
steered directly toward it. The skipper
takes his place in the pulpit, holding
the harpoon with both hand by the up
per end. and directing the man at tho
wheel by voice and gesture how to
steer. VVhcn the lih is from si to ten
feet in front of the vessel, it is struck.
The harpoon is not thrown; the strong
arm of the harpooner punches tho dart
into the back of the lish beside the dor
sal tin, and the pole is withdrawn. The
lino is from fifty to one hundred and
fifty fathoms long, and the end is either
made fast on board tho smack, or at
tached to a keg or somo other form of
buoy and thrown overlioard. After tho
fish has exhausted himself by dragging:
tho buoy through the watcr.'it is picked
up, the fish is hauled alongside, and
killed with a lance. In the mean time,
several other fish may have been struck
and left to tire themselves out in the
samo way. Front "Gladiators of the
Sea," by F. A. Fernald, in Popular
Science Monthly for January.
m i ai
A donkey, laden with salt, was cross
ing a brook. The water diluted the
salt and lightened the burden. Ho
communicated his discovery to a brother
donkey laden with wool. The Tatter
trieil the same experiment, and found
his load double its weight.
Eh. but It'srrand to sit at one's door with
one'fi own wife at one's side.
A showing- her what he ought to know how
a ship-shape knot is tied;
? the ropes be equally matched, lass. A wisp
and a cabio won't splice:
For tie 'em aa neat as you may, the weaker
will give In a trice.
Now twist 'em and twirl 'em and there!
What, couldn't you follow my band?
5tntnire! how it's easy to do what s not easy
Twaseasy our falling In love but ask how
we did It, and why?
You may answer (for women are clever!) but
I can't tell you, not 1 1
Then to make suro that tho ropes are spliced,
just tux 'em at either end.
If th knot IwrlKht and tho ropes be sound,
there will bo no slip nor rend;
Thero will tie. aa it were, one rope, only
stronjrrr because It's two.
And that's the way It's to always be, mv
Katie, with mo and you I
The tuirs will come, lass, sure as life, ere our
younirdays pass away.
Duiles, drummers, and mashers will Bock
around our little cottajre jay;
Hut I'll harpoon them at every chance: I'll
buy a doe and (run.
And unless the knots are awfully strained.
there'll lie no ends of fun.
BASE-HALL IN 18H.1.
Some Praiseworthy Chances In Our Na
tional Game to Take Effect Jfeit
The National Base-ball leaguo met in
New York recently, and made some
changes in the rules of the game, the
most important being the following:
White rubber is to be substituted for
white marble at the home-plate, and
"it shall be declared a- balk if the
pitcher, when about to deliver the ball
to the bat while standing within the
lines of his position, makes any one of
a scries of motions he habitually makes
in delivering tho ball and then fails to
These changes may have tho unquali
fied approval of spectators, whether
they prove agreeable to the players or
not. The first one will do away with
that disagreeable click-click, caused by
the batsman repeatedly pounding the
homc-plato just nftcr ho has spit on his
hands and is waiting with blood In his
eyo for a "fair ball. Whether it will
bo as advantageous to tho base-runner
as a marblo plate yet remains to be
feen. It certainly will not be quite so
hard and positive to fall upon as mar
blo, but when it happens as it fre
quently docs that the runner has to
Iidc in on his car or the seat of his
pantaloons, it may be that the rubber
base will check him so suddenly as to
break his neck, or the friction may set
his pants on fire.
The second change, while it is a di
rect blow at the liberty and pursuit of
happiness of the pitcher, nevertheless is
an excellent one. It had got to be so
that high-salaried pitchers seemed to
think all the people came for and paid
in their hard-earned half-dollars was to
see them ose, and thereby the game
was sometimes prolonged unreasonably.
Under the new rule the pitcher can not
take the ball in his $2,000-apiece hands
and fumble it, then moisten his fingers
and thumb with salve and wipe them on
the side of his pants, cross his right foot
around in front of the left, just touch
ing the toes of the former to the ground,
stand in this picturesque attitude sever
al seconds, while the feelings of tho
spectators arc wrought up to fever heat,
and then suddenly untie his legs and go
down in his pocket for a chew of tobac
co, and wink at the pretty girl who is
watching his contortions through an
Anyone of the peculiar habits into
which celebrated pitchers have fallen
even to looking with an eagle glance
around the horizon of the diamond field
or hitching up his pants means that
there is no retreat; the ball mint be de
livered immediately thereafter, or it
will be a balk. Of course the pitcher
can go through all and singular his lit
tle idiosyncrasies every time he pitches
a ball, but he can't do it and then,
when the batsman, umpire, and public
are all torn up with suspense, suspend
delivery and sing a song or propound a
conundrum to a short-stop.
Speaking-of pitchers, the day is not
far distant when an automatic pitcher
win re in vogue one tnat will be busi
ness from the word go. No scollops of
any kind no "chinnin!r" the umpire
no" contortion act. The automation
may resemble the present pitcher, if
thought desirable, but will be made of
iron, suitably ornamented. Motive
power, electricity, or Keelev s "vaponc
A feeder stands near to receive tho
ball from the catcher, basemen, or field
ers, and drops it into a hopper some
where about the automaton: the deliv
ery is regulated by the catcher, who
simply touches the keys of a little in
strument which determines the angle
and speed at which the ball will come,
while the spectators and umpire can
not tell. All these minor points can
readily be arranged by the genius who
is to make a fortune from his invention.
Various other innovations will gradual
ly take place, in which man-power will
bo dispensed with, and the game of
base-ball in 1891 will look back ten
years and laugh at its crude methods of
these davs. 1'eck's Sun.
First Maker of American Flannel.
At various times the iue-tion has
come up. Who made the first flannel in
the United States? but it has never been
successfully answered as yet. That it
was made on hand looms and home
spun there can be no doubt. As it was
not necessary to send such flannels to
any mill to be finished, it will lie at this
late day dillicult to trace out who was
the original maker of this material.
"Away down East" it used to be com
mon to make and Use what was called
there "woolen sheets." They went
home made, the yarn--both warp and
filling being hard twisted, and. when
woven, they were simply washed out
and worn in that condition, there being
no nap raised on them. But the ques
tion now is, "Who made the first flan
nel?" and in reply to this query we once
received tho following reply from a
"veteran." It is possible that some of
the old stagers in the commission busi
ness mav throw more light on this ques
tion: "Now it is in the memory of peo
ple living in and around North And
ovcr, of a certain old lady who came to
this country from Hochdalc. Eng., sixty
years ago or more. She went by the
name of Dolly Howarth, and, if my in
formation is correct, she was the first to
weave a piece of genuine wool-flannel
in New England, if not in America. If
such be the case.-1 think it is nothing
but right and just to her memory that
the credit be given to her and lie re
corded in the archives of Massachusetts.
She had a grandson living a year or so
ago, anil he may be living yet. His
name is Andrew Howarth. Ho hits
been connected with flannel manufac
ture all his life, and the last the writer
heard of him he was running a flannel
mill with his son in Vermont some
where, I think in Northlield, but am
not sure. If Mr. Howarth, who is now
getting along in years, could be in
duced to write what he knows about
the matter, I think he could throw
considerable light upon it. -V. 1". Dry
MURPHY &. BRO.
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48 & 50 Limestone.
N. B. Don't buy a Cloak un
til you see our assortment
Mental Phenomena Reduced to Fig
ures. Any physician, we apprehend, will
consider it quite within the bounds of
probability that 1 per cent of the coun
try is subject to remarkably vivid
dreams, illusions, visions, etc. This
will make half a million such people in
the United States. Each of these per
sons may be supposed to have hfty
friends or relations, of whom 1 per an
num dies. If they are subject to a
dream or vision once a week, there is
one chance out of seven that they have
one on the same day that the friend
dies. Let us suppose that it takes a
combination of eight separate and in
dependent points of resemblance, be
tween the vision and the circumstances
attending the death of the friend, to
constitute a remarkable coincidence
and that each of these has a probability
of one-half. We shall have, in one
case out of 256, a remarkable combina
nation of coincidences. Putting these
results together, wo may infer that, as
a matter of fact, some extraordinary
coincidence between the circumstances
of death and tho dream or vision by a
friend of the dying person docs occur
somewhere in the country nearly every
day in the year. Science.
The Cowboy on Holler Skates.
"I am more used to riding horseback,
and as soon as I straddled the layout I
was wishing I had a buck rein, because
I expected them to stiffen their knees
and go to bucking, but they didn't. I
walked them over to the other 'end of
the corral to gentle 'em a little, and di
rectly they started off at an easv can
ter, and were coming around back right
through the herd; and there was a dude
there with a stiff hat who was trying to
cut out a Polled Angus heifer in a ulue
dress, and 1 fouled, roped both my hind
legs in a hoop skirt, and it had me
stretched out, ready for branding,
quickr'n a spring calf can bawl with his
lungs stretched. Hut I got up and got
on again, and you ought to seen me ex
ercise them vehicles! Of course they'd
buck when I tried to hurry 'em, and
they would rear up and fall back when
I tried to stop 'em too quick; but I'll
leave it to the Ixss herder of the whole
lot if I didn't gallop 'cm round there
for three or four hours, and had em
roll over and over with me, and didn't
get me off." it. Paul Day.
A. P. Myers, a York County, Penn
sylvania, school teacher, who lost
both hands, holds a pencil between
the stumps and writes better than tha