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Springfield Globe -Republic
TI132 l-0ItirGl?IELil GLOBE,
Volume IV. Kumbor alO.
SPEINGFIELD, OHIO, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JAjSTTAHY 28, 1885
ITHE SPIUNOFIELIJ ItEPUnUC
J Volume X.X.X.. Number alo.
OWEN, PIXLEY t CO.
Ohio Valley Hnd Teunrssee : Cloudy wrather
Eenerallr colder, variable winds, lower ba
rometer. 18 STYLES!
Your immediate attention is
called to a mixed lot of Fancy
Shirts, which wo place on sale
to-day at the extreme low fig
These are the sort of Percale
Shirts you so often see adver
tised at a half more money. De
ceiving rercale. rercalo that 8
not Percale at all. Twelve dozen
in the lot, and eighteeu different
Some Shirts, some Drawers.
Eight different colorings in Fine
All Wool Garments. The pick of
the lot for a dollar, and allow me
to say right here, these are the
best value of anything in this
lino we have ottered this season.
In this lot there are 10 dozen
Men's Shirts and DrawersBlue
Mixed, Gray Mixed, Hair-line
Stripes and Plain White a mod
erate number of each. They are
or the quality usually sold at 40c
and held at the half-price shops
at .toe. Uur figures on them from
now out 25c per garment.
In Men's Shirts and Drawers of
Superior Textures at 75c each.
All Wool Medicated Scarlets,
Heavy Gray LL. Mackinaws, Fine
B. L. Scotch Gray Bonnie Lad
die," Conger's Patent Chest
fehield, with Double Seated
Drawers and Open Back Shirts.
In Shaker Kiiit Long Socks,
Heavy AH Wool Medicated Scar
lets 23c, Heavy Blue Mixed Dou
ble Toe aud Heel 25c another
and better in same coloring 30c,
Brown Mixed with Double Heels
and Toes, two extremes, white
35c Two grades in real Camel's
Hair with 4-thrcad Heel and Toe
.and white tipped 35c and 40c,
Solid Blue with Double Heels
and Toes, the very best the
market adonis and iully equal to
any Grandma's make 40c
Little Boys' Knee Pant Suits,
mostly small sizes left, 4 to 9
years, in All Wool, Cotton and
Wool and all Cotton $2 per Suit
of Blouse and Pants, another line
at $3, IS styles, in sizes 4 to i
years and every suit cheap at a
third more. See bargain table.
ONLY ONE-PRICE CLOTHIERS,
SI'KIXG FIELD 3IAKKKTS.
COEKECTKD BT ClIXS. W. I'iTXTEK A CO.
Daily Iieport Tn.3aj, Jin. 27, 1SS5.
Better 25c retail.
Eos Good supply; 25c.
Pocltrt Good demand ; chickens, young, 20a
30c; old, 25a35c each.
ArrLES-tl Oual 0 per bush.
Potatoes 50c per bush.
bwKET Potatoes SI.SvaiOQperbusb.
Cabbage Dull: 75c a SL50 per bbl.
Osios SI OOperbueh.
Salt snow-flake brand, 11.30 per bbl.
Coal Oil Sl5a20c per gaL
Hi'oae-lcked Meats Sides, 10c; shoulders, Oc;
haint, 14c; b. bacon, 12c
Scoars A large demand and prices low; cran
nlated, Tcirer lb; "A" while. C4c irlb; extra C
light, 6J4c ir lb; yellow C. Sc per lb; C, 5c
Coffee Marke lower; Jura, COaSOc per lb;
Rio, golden, ifcall per lb; I:io, prime green, 12a
15c per lb; hio.x umon, 10c per lb.
r RUI'3 IOa5Ua70c iiergal.
MoLAbtKs Ne (Orleans. fcOaSOc per gal; eorgham
COc per gal.
Uice ilest Carolina, SJ-ic per lb.
OveTEks 30c cerqt.
Dried Apples s l-3c cr lb.
IU1D 1'KACHES 10c per lb
Chickens Dressed, Si 75aS3.35aS3 50 per dozen.
Tcbekys 12c per lb.
KrcKs " t:! 753 50 per doe.
IIacbits SI 25al 50 per doz.
r IN A S Civ AN1 TKA 1 K.
Nrir York Klnnnclal.
New York, January 28. Money easy.
stocks weak. Oregon NaTigation, on reports that
tbe company will not pay S20,0C0 due February 1st,
sold down at 3J.
Near York Produce Market.
New YobE, January 2S. Flour Receipts
H.ftn) brls.; tales 22.UU) brls; market dull and in
buy rs' favor
Wht at Receipts 21,000 bu; opened easier, after
wards adranred iac without activity or excite
ment; No. white, nominal sales of 160,000 bu; No.
2 red, So'a4c, sales of 12.U0J bu; March 91Ja
9:'V, sales ol S6,K) bu; Aoril, S3JJc, sales of
Gfpr) bu; Mar, 9i;!a95c, sales of 8,uu0 bu; June.
Corn Receipts 130,000 bo.
Chicago Mock Market.
Chicago, December 23 Hogs Receipts lSO.OX)
head. Market faiily active and unchanged; light
SI S5al 7i: rough pacLlnzti .loaiaj; neary pacx
ing and shipping f4 )Sui).
Cattle receipts 5.0UO heal. Strong exports,
51 6. au 75; good, 55 25a5 50; common to fair, c4 25a
cheep Receipts 4,000 head. Coalmen to choice,
52 25l4 75.
Cincinnati Pr,Hluce Market.
risciXATi, January 2S. Flour Firm and un
changed. Wheat Scarce firm at S7tSc
Oirn Active, 6rm and higher, No2 mixed, 4ta
O t Quiet at 33c
Kye hasier at 72c,
liarleyHrm and unchanged.
1'ork Quiet at Vl'.iilic.
I-ard basier at Su W.
Hulk meats and ISacon Quiet and unchanged.
Whisky Active alii is.
Chicago l'UMlure Market.
Ciiicaiio. Januarr . Wheat Iienressed and
lower, . lo-Mug a -out t'.e lowest pdntoi the day at
1 , c h for Ja.in.ary
aud February; S8J
jiarcu. oau'g, jiar.
Metemneh Captured, After a Series
of Fierce Battles.
General Stewart Wounded and Gen
eral Wilson Takes Command.
Gordon Heard from and in Good
Lord Charles Beresford Pushina
on to Khartoum.
Intensely Interesting News from Egypt.
London, January 28. Intelligence ba3 just
been received at the War Office that General
Stewart'i force is now entrenched at a point
south ol Metemneh, on the Nile. Dispatches
also give the gratifying information that the
povernment is in communication with Gen
General Stewart's force had several fights
with Arab rebels before it reached Metemneh.
Stewart himself was badly wounded.
Fire of the Mahdi's emirs were killed in
General Wolsclev's dispatch reports the
capture of Metemneh by the British; and
also says that Sir Charles Wilson has gone
to Khartoum on tbe Borad sUamer, and is
with Gordon. It is expected that he will re
turn as soon as possible and report personally
A dispatch from Cairo says that Lord
Charles Beresford, with a small contingent, is
pushing on from Metemneh to Khartoum.
Official dispatches received this afternoon
from General Gordon show that his position
at Khartoum is by no means as desperate as
has been supposed. He says he could hold
out there for years.
General Stewart's wounds are reported as
London, January 28. The excitement oc
casioned by the explosions and the great
anxiety concerning the fate ol General Stew
art which has existed tbe past several days
is completely obliterated to-day by the news
that General Stewart had captured Me
temneh. London, 1 :30 r. m., January 28. Official
dispatches indicate that the march of Genera'
Stewart and his little army, from' Abu Kle
wells to the present position, has been
no easy task. Almost every foot of the way
appears to have been sharply contested by
the resolute Arab toe. There was a constant
succession of encounters, from the action of
the 17th until the Nile was reached, the
British troops steadily gaining fresh victories
over the impulsive but easily demoralized
rebels. On the morning of Mon
day, January 19tb, two days
after tbe fijrht at Abu Klea, the
enemy appeared in force in front of the ad
vancing British army. A short, fierce battle
was fought. This occurred at a point about
three miles from the Nile. The British were
compelled to sustain a beavy fire for some
time. Early in the engagement General
Stewart received his wound, and Sir Charles
Wilson thereupon assumed cammand. Works
were hastily constructed under the leaden
rain which continued to pour upon them from
the enemy's rifles. The wounded men and
baggage-train wre left under guard behind
quickly-built earthworks, while the rest of
the force advanced, in face of a hostile fire,
to a gravel ridge, some distance in front.
Here a large force of rebels established them
selves in a strong position. As soon as tbe
British line came near, a fierce charge was
led against a severe fire fire, made against it
by the rebel foemen.
Stewart's wound, while not fatal, is so se
rious that he will be disabled lor the remain
der of the present campaign. General Wclse
ley considers the deprivation of his services
a national loss. He characterizes Stewart as
tbe "ablest soldier and most dashing com
mander Be ever knew," and recommends him
to the Queen's most favorable consideration.
Lord Saint Vicent was with the British army.
The British troops were arrarged. as usual,
in form of a square, and steadily advanced to
meet the wild outset of the loudly cheering
enemy who were rushing down upon them.
At the same time tbe rifles of the British
troops were doing bloody execution, so that
not an Arab came within thirty yards of the
The rebels did not long stand before the.
murderous English fire, but were repulsed
with heavy loss. FWe Emirs and 250 men
were left dead upon tbe field, and a large
number of wounded. About the English
losses few details are yet received. It is
known, however, that Cameson, special rep
resentative ol the London Daily Standard,
and its best special correspondent, is missing.
Gen. Stewart now holds a strongly fortified
sort Gubat, not far from Metemneh. a place
on the Nile, ball way between Berren and
Khartroum. Gubat is on a large island, on
which a plenty of forage for horses
and camels is easily obtained.
A. Cold and Deadly Spree.
Cincinnati, January 28. At an early hour
this morning four men were found in a sleigh
in the western part of the city, but one of
whom was able to speak, one dead and tbe
other two so drnnk and nearly frozen to death
as to be unconscious. The dead man's nume
is Peter Gerber, the cause being that the party
were on a spre, from early last evening, and
had they not been discovered all would soon
have perished from cold.
Washington, January 28 For Ohio Val
ley and Tennessee: Fair, colder weather,
wes'rly winds, becoming variable, falling
bare meter in western portion, rising barom
eter in eastern portion.
Hamilton, Ont., January 28. John Cash
said in the presence of the police to-day that
he was a Fenian and was the man who drove
the cab in which the man rode who murdered
Cavendish and Burke.
CniCAGO, January 28. The mercury here
is 15 below; 2G below at Burlington, Iowa
and 28 below at Winnipeg. Trains from all
directions are behind time.
Washington, Januiry 28. Houi. Clay
reported concurreit resolution providing lor
count'iDg presidential vote in the hall of the
SeTeral bills were introduced and referred.
I'almer and Hartnet, Cincinnati murderers
are to haTe new trials, as the result of
supreme court decisions in their behalf.
Pollie Graham, of SeTicrrille, Tennessee,
shot and killed her father, because he froie
out her lover.
The Hocking investigation does not seem
likely to be productive of substantial results,
as the committee propose (as is reporWd) to
submit the testimony taken, to tbe people,
without " vote or comment."
Solicitor Quilliam, of Liverpool, has been
engaged to defend Cunningham, now under
arrest for complicity in Saturday's explosions.
I Ample money is pIaced at the 8olicitor'8 dis"
Four unknown burglars made an attempt
on the Postofiice at Fort Wayne and they
were confronted by M. Baumgartner, the
night Marshal, who shot one through tbe
body, killing him instantly. One of the
burglars then shot Baumgartner in tho back
with a revolver. His recovery is doubtful.
The burglars then stole a horse and tleigh
and escaped, leaving their dead comrade be
hind. James Chumley, who killed Charles Lamb,
in Cincinnati, has been re-arrested and it now
in jail, in the city named.
Thomas Randall, of Mt. Hope, Kansas,
spent last week among his old friends in this
community. His mother accompanied him
A series of meetings will commence in the
M. P. church on Wednesday evening of this
week, to be conducted by the pastor, Rev.
Aunt Katy Runyan received a hard fall
several days ago, which has confined her to
her room ever since.
Mrs. Eli Adams is dangerously ill from
William Jobes, Esq., started on a business
trip to Indiana last Saturday, to be gone sev
Harry Marsh, from Vienna, has taken
room in tbe Pbccnix block.
Parties were the rage last week; one every
On inquiring of the cdored people we find
that they would not be wall pleased if For
aker was nominated for governor, and think
they could net support him.
Some of our boys who went to Ken
tucky found it not the tbe promised land they
thought it was. It did not flow with milk
and honey, neither did it take two men to
cany one bunch of the fruit. But Wm. H.
Shafer bought a small farm at ten dollars per
acre. Other lands are offered at twelve and
fifteen dollars per acre, with railroad near by
and good opportunity to ship or sell produce.
A very interesting protracted meeting is
now being held" at tbe Lutheran church just
west of Allentown.
Air. and Mrs. John hi ess, sr., were very
pleasantly surprised by their neighbors last
Thursday night, and everybody had a good
Mrs. Wildasin, mother of Dr. Wildasin,
met with a serious accident last week while
crossing the platform in front of the store,
slipping, she fell and broke her left arm near
Miss Gussie Nicholson is quite sick with
Tbe saw-mill, under the new administra
tion, is doing a fine business.
Rev. Winget is conducting a protracted
meeting at Vienna, Rev. Warner assisting.
Mrs. P. McCullongb, of Dayton, has been
spending a few days in our Tillage, the guest
of Mrs. Winget
Miss Annie Winget has returned fron a
visit to Dayton.
Miss Mattie King has returned from her
visit to Mexico, Mo.
Mr. John Stull and Miss Annie Johnson
were united in marriage on Wednesday even
ing, January 14, at the residence of A. Camp
bell, Rev. Winget officiating.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Bennett took
place from the Christian church Saturday,
Jauuary 22. Tbe deceased at the time of
her death was G9 years of age. She leaves a
large circle of friends to mourn her loss.
Carls are out announcing the wedding of
Miss Rachel Smith, daughter of John Smith,
with Mr. J. P. Trowell, of Kingstown, Pa.,
February 5, 1885.
Misa Maud Nicholson and Miss Kate Crager
are visiting friends at New Carlisle.
Coon Johnson's pony is a regular sweep
stakes. Coon is happy when he holds the
Mary Ann Goodfellow was born in Clark
county, Ohio, November 29, 1815; died Jan
uary 22, 1885, aged C9 years, 1 month and
24 days. SL.e was married to Henry Bennett
January 14, 183G. Husband, four daughters,
and two sons survive her, tbe eldest, a son,
died in infancy. Mrs. Bennett united with
the Christian church at PlatLsburg, 0., about
the year 1852, since which time she has lived
a consistent Christian, a loving wife and a
devoted mother. During her last illness,
which confined her to her room five weeks,
she did not murmur, but said to solicitous
friends that she was
"Only wsiting till the shadows
Are a little longer grown;"
just at the dawn of the anorninxr she
closed her eyes and fell "Asleep in Jesus."
Senator Palmer, of Michigan, who
has an income of $175,000 a year, is
said to have purchased a charm in ear
ly youth to which he attributes much
of his luck. This charm was made in
Persia and secured by younr Palmer
during his three years' "wanuering in
Spain, whero he so injured his feet with
long tramps that ho has been ablo to
wear only cloth shoes since. He said
the other day that life was wholly made
up of illusions. "Tho happiest man,"
said he, "is the one who has the most
illusions. Thcro are only thrco real
substantial things that you can get out
of life, and the man who has those at
tho required intervals is as well off as
the richest. Tho threo realities are a
full stomach, a good suit of clothcs.and
a bed to sleep in. Everything else be
longs to tho realm of illusions."
Tho ladies of the lobby are the creat
est bores to the average Congressman.
By this I do not mean the ladv lobby
ists. There are few purely "business
lobbyists among tho Indies o"f the Capi
tol, and the character abounds more
in fiction than in reality. Hut there
are scores of women with claims, of-lice-seekers,
and adventuresses of dif
ferent kinds, who come to the Capitol;
anil the rooms reserved for their recep
tion aro alwavs full while Congress is
in session, ''he ladies' reception room
at tho house is opposlto the north door.
It isa long room with great white Cor
inthian columns running through its
center; and with a number of red-cushioned
chairs and sofas around its vt alls.
When I entered it trAlay I found it
filled with about forty ladies, some sit
ting and waiting, and others engaged
in talking to t otigressmen. Some of
them were dressed in' the finest of gar
ments, cut aner me latest styles, and
there were a numberof sealskin cloaks
and not a few diamonds. .Mournin",
however, predominated, and I shouFd
judge there were more soldiers' wid
ows after pensions than society women
who had come to gossip. 1 noticed
many fresh young girls; on speaking
to the polito Confederate Colonel who
has charge of the room, he told mo
that these, in nine cases out of ten,
were young women who wanted places
in tho departments, and had come to
solicit their Congressman's influence.
Said he: "You have no idea how many
ollice-seekers como here. There are
women from all over tho country.
Many of them aro deserving, and not
withstanding what lias been said about
it, I have yet to lind the first question
able character in this room. If they
aro bail they do not show it. We havo
from 100 to 200 ladie3 in here every
clay to see Congressmen. Ihey must
ail apply to me. and I send in their
cards by a page. Sometimes the mem
bers rcceho them, and sometimes not,
"Many of the claimants aro meri
torious ones, and some of them aro very
needy. They will tell me their pitiful
stories, and onco in a while we have a
scene here. I have seen many acts of
Congressional kindness in this room
Last year there was a. poor old woman
who used to conic here and send in her
card about once a week. The mem
bers generally came out to see her and
she would tell her story. The few she
called out always gave to her, and I
ha.e seen two," tivet and seven $10
bills go out of their Dockets into hers.
As I leave this room I stop a mo
ment to speak to a doorkeeper I know.
He tells me that ladies sometimes try
10 go into ine uouse. wiine it is in ses
sion, and thai during the last term one
came to his door with blood in her eyo
aud a cowhide whip under her sealskin
cloak. She started lo go inside, but
was gently pulled back. She said a
Congressman had ill-mod her, and she
was douiiiI to go in and horse-whip
him in the presence of the House. The
threat of a policeman restrained her.
Washington Letter to Cleveland Leader.
What They WonUl Do With Him.
Mrs. Great Heart's sister, Mrs. Bud
die, is a very charming widow. Her
life with Buddie was not as harmonious
as a Theodore Thomas concert, and
when a kind fate took him to his Fath
er's, she determine never to marry
again. Althonrrh her tbre, sons were
young men, Mrs. Buddie still wears
many youthful graces, and preserves a
feminine desire for admiration. One of
her most attentive admirers is old Mr.
Straightface, who believes she is going
to marry him, and regards her accord
ingly as his pre-empted property. He
was talking to her Tuesday, and in the
course of the conversation said:
"My dear, what will thee do with thy
three sons when we are marriedP"
"I don't know," replied Mrs. Bud
die, "but they were discussing at the
breakfast table this morning what they
would do with you."
"And what did they conclude?"
qucrried Mr. Straightface, with visions
of devotion swimming beforo his eyes.
"They said they would fire you ont
of the second-story window," said the
Mr. Straightface is now endeavoring
to determine if married life is really
what it is cracked up to be or not.
Old London Bridge.
London Bridge, had it been destroy
ed by the dynamite plotters, would
have left a gap in metropolitan arrange
ments not easily to be tilled up. This,
however, could not have been said of
the old London bridge, of which a
painful account is given in"The History
of the Principal Rivers of Great Brit
ain." published last century. Tho
venerable structure was 915 feet in
length. The street that covered it con
sisted, before the houses fell to decay,
of lofty edifices, built with some atten
tion to exterior regularity. It was 20
feet wide, and the buildings on either
sido about twenty-six feet in depth.
Across the middle of the street ran sev
eral lofty arches, extending from side
to side; the bottom part of each arch
terminating at tho first story, and the
upper part reaching near tho tops of
the houses. They were designed to
prevent the buildings from giving way;
and were therefore formed of strong
timber bolted in the corresponding
wood-work of the houses that flanked
them. Thus the street on the bridge
had nothing to distinguish it from any
narrow street in the city but the high
arches described and three openings
guarded with iron rails, which afforded
a view of the river. But tho appear
ance from the water it is stated, "baf
fled all description" and displayed a
strange example of curious deformity.
Nineteen unequilatcral arches of differ
ent heights and breadths, with ster
lings increased to a monstrous sizo by
frequent repairs, served to support a
range of houses as irregular as them
selves; "tho back part of which, broken
by hanging and irregular projections,
offered aver' disgustingobject," while
many of the buildings overhung the
arches so as to hide the upper part of
them, aud seemed to lean in such a
manner "as to fill the beholder with
equal amazement and horror." Such
was. London bridge in tho olden times,
and were it in tho present day, the
dynamiters by blowing it up would
earn the gratitude of the public St.
A short time ago Mayor Bartlett, of
San Francisco, received a letter iniiuir
in" for a young German, supposed to
be living in that city, an1 announcing
that a fortune of 30,000 as awaiting
him in Germany. The letter was pub
lished in the newspapers, and in duo
course of time the young heir appeared
at the Mayor's office and was more than
delighted "at the news of his good for
tune. It is charged now, however.lhat
the letter was written bt the young
man himself, with a'view to causing a
young lady to whom he had been en
gaged in one of the interior counties,
and who had jilted him, to renew ths
The girls of Maine will rejoice tolcarn
that a New York doctor prescribes
chowing gum for dyspeptic patients.
Birmingham, Eng., now has tho
largest railroad station in the world.
It is just finished, at a cost of $2,000,
000. The light of an electric lamp travels
at the rate of 187.200 miles a second;
that of tho sun 18G.500, and that of a
petroleum lamp 18C.700.
Tho poor authorities of Paris ask for
$8,000,000 for the coming year. They
say they will be compelled to give
assistance to 40ti,0 0 people.
The French reports are trying to
catch tho spirit of their American co
workers in tho matter of interviewing
and writing about distinguished visi
tors. The railway manaaer is in a bad wav.
With all the grangers on one hand, and
Wall street upon the other, his outlook
is extremely gloomy. Chicago Daily
In some parts of Minnesota one can
travel a hundred miles and find nono
but Swcdes.aud some of their congrega
tions number over a thousand. They
also have several missions among the
A London cartoonist recently stirred
up Gladstone's angry passions. This is
the lire case on record in which there
was anything in an English cartotfn for
any one to get mad at, except the waste
of ink and paper.
Captain Chetwynd, of the British
navy, who has been pouring oil on
troubled watcrs.concludes that although
it may be of great use to ships in an
open sea, it is of no practical advant
age to lifeboats having to pass through
"I will jrivc you mvhcad,"exclairaed
a person to Montesquieu, "if every word
of the story I have related bo not true."
"I accept tho Offer," replied the philo
sopher, "presents of small value
strengthen the bonds of friendship, and
should never bo refused."
American farmers seem to have good
reason to scan with some anxiety the
increase of the exportation of frozen
meats to England from Australia and
South America. In tho first nine
months of 1884 those countries supplied
S,20C,300 pounds of frozen meat
Brazil is said to be tho paradise of
monopolists. Anybody with money
enough to pay for official influence can
get a monopoly of any manufacture he
wishes. Much of the public land has
been thus given away. Every town has
its "privileged" butcher, "privileged"
baker, etc. Others must keep out.
One of the best of the Christmas
stories was written by J. Soule Smith.
"Falcon," who is a lawyer-journalist of
Lexington, Ky. This versatile gentle
man is a good lawyer, an orator, a ro
mancer and a poet. In social life he is
the peer of the best gentleman Ken
tucky ever produced. He writes for
the Louisville Times.
The cost of building and launching
the Great Eastern was over $4,500,000.
An outlay of $3,6o0,000 broke the ori
ginal company beforo she was launched.
Another company took up the work,
spcDt $600,000 and collapsed. Then a
last company, with a capital of $500,
OOO.tinKhed and launched the leviathan
of the sea in 1SG ).
Charles Fletcher, owner of a big
Providence woolcn-mill.invariably hires
a new boy for a term of three years at
wages of $3, $5. and $6 progressively
per week: but at the end of each year
he makes a gift of $50 to every lad who
has made satisfactory advancement in
the trade. He thinks this is the best
form of an apprentice system.
Houses have been established in Paris
where any one who desires it is fur
nished a slice of bread and a glass ol
water flavored with a few drops of vine
gar. It is urged that none bat the
really destitute will bo tempted by such
fare, and a slice of bread and a cup ol
water thus promptly supplied may oft
en save a helpless ono from despair.
A boy died of consumption recently
at the Connecticut Reform School who
had been sent there at the requcs tof his
father, who charged him with a habit of
stealing. It is now alleged the boy was
innocent, and died of grief. What a
fine specimen of paternal thrift if that
is true. But what a foolish boy to
grieve at separation from such a father.
According to tho San Franc'sco Call,
two disks for the thirty-six inch lens of
the telescopo at tho Lick Observatory
have been successfully cast. Superin
tendent Eraser gives a good idea of the
power of the glass by the statement
that it will enable the'observer to be
hold tho moon as she would appear to
tho naked eye at a distance of thirty
A Washington letter says: Maltese
cats are to supplant pug dogs as tho
correct feminine pet this winter. At a
leading modiste's parlors the other day
several fashionable young ladies came
in shopping, and each carried a large
Maltese cat under her arm and allowed
pussy to roam within tho limits of the
gilt chain fastened to its collar while
the fair owner tried on her new plant.
The largest room in the world under
one roof and unbroken by pillars is at
St. Petersburg. It is 620 feet long by
150 in breadth. By daylight it is used
for military displays, and a battalion
can completely maneuver in it Twenty
thousand wax tapers aro required to
light it. The roof of this structure is a
single arch of iron, and it exhibits re
markable engineering skill in the archi
tect Miss Nellie Calhoun.a California girl,
who became stage-struck in tho wilds
of San Bernardino, has just been ap
pointed leading lady at the Haymarket
Tqeatre, London, and on her appear
ance as Dora in "Diplomacy" achieved
a marked success. United States Minis
ter Lowell has now taken her up, on
account, it is said, of the memory of
his kinsman, John C. Calhoun, and will
see that she is pre-ented at Court some
time before Lent.
Word comes from Brazil that Dr.
Dominigas Freire, who has been ex
perimenting with a view to ascertain
ing the effects of vaccination against
yellow fovcr, has been practically illus
trating his theory upon himself and
some hundreds of wharf laborers and
British seamen. It is noted that not
one of the men thus operated upon by
attenuated virus has been stricken with
tho fevor, though it has been prevalent
among their unvaccinated companions.
Sunday is tho great day in Paris.
On this day all the theatrical matinees
take place." On Sunday afternoon there
are three symphony concerts to chooso
from, besides the Conservatory con
certs, which begin in January, and
which are said to offer the most perfect
Ecrformanee of orchestral music in
Europe. People wickedly say that if
the projected tunnel across the channel
ever bocames a reality the first use
Englishmen will make of it will be to
abandon London on Sunday afternoon.
In The New York Medical Journal
Mr. H. A. Rilov states that when nhw.
slcian acts in good faith a mistak'e as
to the actual fact of insanity will not
give a person a cause of action after tho
certificate has been passed upon by a
court. It seems, too, judging from a
decision in New England, that in an
action against a physician for falsely
certifying, through malice or negligence,
to tbe insanity of a person who is there
by committed to an asylum, the burden
of proof is on tho plaintiff when the
pleadings raise the issue as to sanity.
While a protracted meeting was be
ing held in Resaca, Ga., a number of
ministers stopped with Mrs. J. W.
Davis, and she was sorely perplexed as
to the means of getting something
good for them to eat. She had tried
in vain to get a ham in the place all
having been consumed by tho largo
crowu in attendance and but one
small chicken could be found. While
sho was busy in the kitchen preparing
tho chicken, and wondering how ha
could provide for her guest, a covey
of partridges flew into the dining-room.
Tho doors were closed, a number of tho
birds were caught, and tho ministers
An Unexpected Hugging.
As the Alleghany Valley Railroad
train bound northward Mopped at Oil
City Monday evening a half-grown girl,
accompanied by a man. descended to
the platform. The man looked around
anxiously, as if in sear h of another
train. She was pretty, but there was a
restless expression In'her eye which in
dicated an aching void that trains could
A telegraph messcner-boy. struck
with her beauty, gazed at her with a
freedom that attracted her wandering
attention. Just as the man who ac
companied her stepped into tho station
to inquire if th'j Buffalo, New York &
Philadelphia train was on time the girl
How at tho admiring messenger-boy,
folded him in her arms, and hugged
"O, you dear, darling, sweet little
thing!" exclaimed the girl in a voice
tremulous with unrestrained emotion.
Again she showered kisses upon his
checks, which wero blushing as only
thoso of a new-to-the-business messenger-boy
can blush. Again she frantic
ally pressed him to her bosom and
broke out into passionate words, utter
ed in equally passionate tones: "Kiss
me again! "O, do kiss me! Don't turn
The boy evidently didn't know what
to make of it He would have enjoyed
it more if a crowd had not assembled to
witness the proceedings, but he was
too bashful to hug before a crowd. He
tore himself from her embrace and
rushed down tho platform. The girl
fairly flew after him. like Atalanta in
the mythological race. She was rain
ing on him, and in ono minute more
would have been hugging him at the
end of the platform, when the man
emerged from the station door.
"Hello!" said he as he looked at the
spot where he had left the girl; "where
is ?" But the direction which the
crowd of loungers had taken made it
unnecessary for him to finish the ques
tion. He looked down the platform,
and in a kind but firm voice shouted,
Nellie started as if she had been shot
The fugitive messenger-boy, who was
still running as never messenger-boy
ran before, had no further attractions
for her. Timid and subdued in man
nei as though fearful of reproof, she
rejoined her companion. Just then the
Titiisville train came up and they got
"Crazy?" said the handsome station
agent. "Yes; he's taking her to the
North Warren Asylum. Of course
she's crazy. The'idea of hugging a
little chaplike that when '" And
he disappeared in disgust
There was a Corsican boy who could
rehearse forty thousand words, wheth
er senso or nonsense, as they wero dic
tated, and then repeat them in the re
versed order without making a single
mistake. A physician, about sixty
years ago, could repeal the whole of
"Paradise Lost" without a mistake, al
though he had not read it for twenty
years. Euler, the great mathematician,
when he became blind could repeat the
whole of Virgil's "-Encid" and could
remember tho first line and tho last line
in every page of the particular edition
which he had been accustomed to read
before he became blind. Ono kind of
retentive memory may bo considered as
tho result of sheer work, a determina
tion toward one particular achieve
ment, without reference either to cul
tivation or to memory on other sub
jects. This is frequently shown by
persons in humble life in regard to the
Bible. An old beggarman at Stirling,
known about fifty years ago as "Blind
Alick," afforded an instance of this.
He knew the whole of tho Bible by
heart, insomuch that if a sentence was
read to him, he could name book.chap
ter, and verse; or if tho book, chapter,
and verse were named, he could give
the exact words. A gentleman, to test
him, repeated a verse, purposely mak
ing one verbal inaccuracy. Alick hes
itated, named the place where the pas
sago was to be found, but at the same
time pointed out the verbal error. The
same gentleman asked him to repeat
the ninetieth verse of the seventh chap
ter of the book of Numbers, Alick al
most instantly replied: "There is no
such verse. That chapter has only
eighty-nine verses." Gassendi had ac
quired by heart six thousand Latin
verses, and in order to give his memory
exercise he was in the habit daily of re
citing six hundred verses from different
languages. Saunderson, another math
ematician, could repeat all Horace's
odes, and a great part of the other
Latin authors Toronto Globe.
Singing the Heart OnTan Angel.
Tho girls of Trinity Chapel, New
York, wero practicing some chorals for
the Christmas service. Brother Dix is
nothing if not intensely literary in his
worshipful duties, and he was just tick
led almost to death becauso he had
been able to borrow some ancient mus-
ie written in the missal style of the six- I
teenth century. A huge page of the
precious melody, with notes as big as
plaques, and embellished with heads of
saints and angels was displayed on an
easel in front of them. They were ex
pected to enthuse mightily over this
treasure of art and religion, and raise
their voices reverentially to tho mumi
fied tune. Thcro was on girl, a high,
squeaky soprano, who seemed to have
a vocal explosion at a certain point,
sending one note up like a sky-rocket
Dix was a little startled, and let her
try it over and over again, but ever
with the samo phenomenon.
"I beg your pardon. Miss Sophie,"
he said, blandly, "but whore do you
find that noto away up in high C?"
She gazed fixedly at the ornate sheet
of music, with its conglomeration of
notes and cherubim. Then she emitted
a te-he and said: "Well, Doctor, if I
haven't been singing the head off that
bald angel every time I came to it!"
Cor. Ruffalo Express.
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Mercury defies the host of terrestrial
astronomers and mathematicians and
spins on his way, his perihelion point
advancing witn accelerating speed,
in a fashion incomprehensible to those
best versed in the laws that hold in
place the sun and his family of worlds.
The rebellious planet refuses to come
under the rules, and the fact that the
perihelion of his orbit moves round the
sun faster than it ought to is now con
sidered as established. The cause of
the anomaly has not vet been detected.
No problematical Vulcan, no unnamed
planets, no group of asteroids have ov
er made transits over the sun and re
stored harmony to the system. Un
skilled observers in most instances have
seen little bodies crossing the sun that
had the appearance of planets. Their
observations, however, have not been
confirmed by other observers who for
fifty years have neverallowed a fair day
to pass without scanning or mapping
the sun's face. The transit of a planet
no bigger than a pin's point would not
escape their vigilant watch. During
total eclipses tiny stars have been noted
that it was hoped would prove to be
the much desired intra-Mercurial plan
ets. But theprepunderanccofevidence
is against the existence of tho unseen
wanderers, and the problem remains as
completely unsolved as it did when the
discrepancy was first discovered.
Tho Golil-Itcatlng Art.
II a sneet ol goiu-leal is nelu up
against tne iignt it appears to be of a
vivid dark green color; this means that
the light is transmitted through the
leaf. Vhcu it is- considered that this
leaf is a piece of solid metal, a better
idea of the extreme tenuity of thickness
of the leaf can be comprehended than
by any comparison by figures. Nothing
made'by the hand of" man equals it in
thinness. This extreme thinness is
E reduced by patient hammering, the
ammers weighing from seven to
twenty pounds, the lighter hammers
being the first used. When the true
method of this beating is understood,
the wonder expressed sometimes that
gold leaf beating should not bo rele
gated to machinery ceases; the art be
longs to the highest department of
human skill and judgment. Appren
tices have served a term, and have
been compelled to abandon the business,
because thev never could acquire the
requisite skill and judgment combined
necessary to become successful work
men. Toronto Globe.