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Springfield Globe -Republic
T1!K NI'ItlNGPIELH Ol-OllE, I
Volume IV. Numtoor 31U. I
SPKIISTGFJELU, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING, JANTTVIiY 20, ISSo
THE HPHINGPIELT) IlEl'UllIC
VoluraeXXt. Number :ill.
OWEN, PIXLEY 1 CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee Cloudy weather
generally older, variable wind?, lower t
At a recent lasliionahlc state 01 nign
urt work, held in a Van Xess avenue
residence, for the benefit of a charita
ble object, a young wife kept dragging
Uer husband "to tlie vicinity of a richly
embroidered cliair.for sale at a fashion
"How lovely that chair would look
in our parlorOharley." she exclaimed,
after several attempts to engage llls
erious attention to the attractive
"Rather too fancy, dear," said Char-ley.hun-ving
heraway. lint she draped
him around again, and stopping In-fore
the coveted object, said in melting
"Now, Charley. 1 have ju-t set my
heart on that chair."
Well, my dear," Charles responded
finally. "IVu :fraid that'- all you ever
w HI set on it." Thej wandered amidst
the maddening croud in that silence
which attracts the alert divorce lawyer.
Who owns a prescription, after it has
once been tilled the phy.-ician, the pa
tient or the apothecary? The question
comes up in a Connecticut liquor cae,
wherein an order for half a pint of gin
has been duplicated many times, and
the excise otlieers wish to punish some
body. SPKISGrlKLU MAHKtTTS.
CORRECTID ET CUiS. W. Paykter 4 Co.
laily Import Wednesday, Jn. 2S, 1SS5.
Bcttkr Me retail.
Kogs Good supply; 2."ic
Poultkv Good ueuiand; chickens, young:, 20a
ArPLKS-fl dial 50 per buh.
roTiTOF-H Site per bush.
bwcKT Potatoes J1.5Oa2O0per bush.
CaEBauK Dull; 75c a 11.50 per bbl.
Onions II yOperbush.
SaLT Snow-flake brand, 11.30 per bbl.
Coal 0:l 8jaISa20c jr gal.
I.aR 10c ...
BcoaK-CCBED Mr4TS Sides, 10c; shoulders, !c;
hsms, 14c; b. bacou, lZJc.
ScnaRS A large demand and prices low; gran
ulated, 7c per lb: "A" wblte, Cic per lb; extra C
ligbt. 6c per lb; yellow 0.5ic per lb; C, 5c
CorrKE Marke lower; Jara, 20aS0c per lb;
Klo, golden, 18a'-1 per lb; Kio, prime green, 124a
15c per lb; Klo.x union, loc per lb.
MOLasuKS-N'e Orleans, tfla&Oc pergaljsorgliam
COc per gal.
Kice Best Carolina, 8c per lb.
OrsTKRS 3ic perqt.
Dried Arr-LKs 8 l-3c per lb.
Chick ixs-Uressed, Ji75a!i35atS 50 perdoren.
Tukkkys ' 12Hcperlb.
1IUCKS " J-'75a3 50 per dor.
Uakkits fl 25al 50 per dot.
Fine washed, 2S30e; unwashed, KuB.
ItAlsiss New IUal2e per lb,
Cbkrants New 7V,c er lb.
ArpLaa NewSpe lb.
PaaCVEs llalea '2, mixed Ssc per lb.
PKUNia New ?V per lb.
MUTINY AND M JRDER.
English Sailors Kill Their Captain,
Get Caught in a Storm and are
Towed Into Plymouth
and Into Jail.
Fire at Philadelphia Thirty-Nine
Another Ohio Coal Mine Set on
Fire Loss $200,000.
Opera House Burned.
Investigation n to Causes of Fire.
Washington, January 29. At t'ie second
day's session of the National Hoard of Trade,
Mr. Covington, reported a resolution from
the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, asking
an investigation of the cause ol waste of the
country's wealth by tire, and that investiga
tion be made, cither by a committee of the
Board, or by a committee to be
appointed by Congress. Mr. Covington
said that he did not believe
in the efficiency ol a congressional commis
sion. There was not the slightest doubt that
fire losses in this country could be reduced
from $120,000,000 a year to $".00,000,000. He
would be glsd to have a resolution adopted
aad forwarded to Follett, member of Congress
from Ohio, a3 be was now acting in a similar
matter. The resolution was adopted.
The committee to which was referred vari
ous propositions touching National Bankrupt
legislation presented a report in favor of the
enactment of the Bankrupt bill already passed
by the senate. The report was adopted.
The proposition relating to fictitious liilN
of lading then came up for discussion and
Sterne, ol New-York, addressed the Board
upon the subject.
A Coal Mine Set on Fire.
Cincinnati, January 29. The Times-Star's
special says: The New Straitsville, 0., mine
at Plummer Hill wag fired this morning.
There is no hope ol extinguishing the fire.
The mine is valued at $200,000. An addi
tional guard was brought here yesterday. It
is supposed that the cause is incendiarism.
Mutiny and Murder.
London, January 29. The crew of the
British bark Wellington mutinied off Corn
wall, killed the captain and severely wounded
the mate. The captain and mate, in defend
ing themselves, wounded three of the crew.
The mutineers being short of bands to cnan
age .he ship, nz.$lilr.Unticg -rtTT"Wugb,
to avoid having the vessel wrecked, signaled
a passing steamer and were towed into Ply
mouth, where the mutineers were at once
placed under arrest.
The Hennepin Canat at Albany.
Alianv, January 29. The Committee on
Commerce and Navigation reported favorably
Arkell's resolution requesting Congress to
appropriate $30,000,000 for the Hennepin
The resolution is being debated with con
siderable warmth by the Senate. The Assem
bly adopted the Hennepin Canal resolutions
Nnv York, January 29. The jury in the
case ot Philip Lohges, tried for the murder
of bis brother-in-law, John Hester, a I5ow
try tailor, came into court this morning with
a verdict of manslaughter in the first degree.
The jury strongly recommended the prisoner
to the mercy of the court. Judge Gilder
sleeve sentenced Loges to State prison for
Opera House Iturnetl.
Rondoct, N. Y., January 27. In the fire
last night the principal losses were the Samp
son Opera House, insured for $30,000; Samp
son k Ellis $12,000;Tbomas Burke $1,509; E.
Sherer, $7,000, on hotel. The fire started in
the Sampson Opera House and communicated
to E. Sberer's hotel adjoining. Minor losses
will run tbe total up to $30,000.
Co n great.
Washington, January 28. Senate No
business of consequence was done. The Sen
ate went into executive session and soon after
House Clay reported concurrent resolu
tion proriding for counting presidential vote
in tbe ball ot the House.
Resolution passed: To report to the House
the status of James S. Robinson as a mem
ber of that body.
Message from the secretary of the navy re
ceived in regard to rewarding certain resi
dents of Siberia for kindness shown the Jean
nette survivors and members of tbe search
Report presentid: The six months' naval
Hon. J. W. Reed, member-elect of the
House from North Carolina to succeed Mr.
Scales, took the oath of office.
CoLOMDca, January 23. Senate. Bills
passed, making appropriations for principal
and interest of the public debt. Senate bills
for condeming material for road improve
ments. HecsK Bills introduced: Providing for
sending professional criminals to the peni
tentiary for life; giving managers of thi! pen
itentiary a salary; for Governor's mansion;
authorizing mechanics' institutes to borrow
money; making terms of county treaiurers
three years, extending time for shooting
durks thirty days.
Bills passed: House bills prohibiting
bouses of opium joints; prohibiting railroads
from employing persons who are color blind;
amending jury laws; Mr. Littler's bill au
thorizing Springfield to construct improve
ments and issue bonds to pay for the same;
requiring infirmary directors to approve bills;
authorizing Xenia to borrow money; au
thorizing construction of Franklin court
bouse. Senate joint resolution indorsing tbe
Nicaragua canal was adopted. House joint
resolutions were adopted requesting Stale
Horticultural society to collect statistics re
garding yellows in peaches, and thanking
William Henry Smith for compiling St Clair
New-York, January 2D The manager of
the Direct Cable Company say3: "Our cable
br.ke, 300 miles east of Nova Scotia. It
will te rcpaiied immediately. It is expected
it will In in working order next week. We
have made arrangements for business by an
Thirty-Nine Horse Hurried to Dentil.
Philadelna, Pa., January 20 A firs in
the livery stable of Charles E. Smith com.
plettly destrojed the building and thirty-nine
horses were burned to death.
Two Hebrews, one a Rmsian and the other
an Austrian, have joined the Methodist3, at
Cincinnati, and will study for the ministry
Thankful Tanner, who was knocked down
by Mrs. Garfield's horses, was kindly cared
for by th'it lady, who supposed she was not
seriously injured. She now fuej for $25,
000. The Cleveland Plain Dealer says
she ''has figured conspicuously in police cir
cles." Active Democratic politicians are asking
Hondly to appoint L. A. Rungan or J. L.
Wilson, of Warren county, to succeed Judge
A meeting of Cincinnatians who arc in
favor ot transforming the canal into a boule
vard will be held in the Music Hall, Satur
day night, and the Ohio Legislature is. ex
pected to be present, entire.
The National Silver convention, having for
its object the organization of a systematic
and determined opposition to the demonetiza
tion of silver, and to prevent by all possible
means any legislation in Congress looking to
the decrease of the present rate of silver
coinage, assembled in Denver, Wednesduj af
ternoon. Fully 1,000 delegates were present,
representing Colorado, Kansas, Utab, Idiibo,
Ntw Mexico and Wyoming. A temporary
organization was eftected.
Ex-Governor Moses, ot South Carolinn, is
a dead beat and fraud.
The Liberty bell is in place at the exposi
tion Rt New Orleans.
During tbe series of battles, including the
conflict at Abu Klea wells, the rebel Iosb in
killed and wounded was about 3,000, and the
British loss 104 killed and 21G wounded.
General Gordon is in full communication with
the Stewart expedition and he has given to it
500 of his men. Sir Charles Berestord has
gone to Khartoum to confer with Gordon.
One of Gordon's vessels bombarded Shendy,
almost destroying it. The Mahdi is reported
to intend reinforcing his men at Metemneb,
and further hard fighting is probable. British
reinforcements are hastening from Korti to
(iiibat, the route being open.
A report is circulated in London that a
female was captured while entering tbe Royal
Exchange with dynamite in her possession.
Three men, her supposed accomplices, are
also reported arrested.
Governor Stanford, of California, was
elected United States Senator.
The New York Legislature has passed an
Tbe Republicans of Chillicotbe, Ohio, have
organized a "Garfield Club."
Edward Perry was killed by an engine on
the Wabash Road at Danville, Ind.
Cuas. J. Rogers was hanged at Portland,
Oregon, for a murder committed last October.
The residence of C. R. Stanhope, of West
Williamsfieli, Ohio, was destroyed bv fire.
Herbert Goodall, of Ironton, Ohio, attempt
ed to take his own life while delirious of ty
H. H. Warner, the patent medicine man
of Rochester, N. Y., is a Republiican candi
date for Governor.
Colonel W. H. Hill, ex-President of the
Riard of Hamilton County Commissioners, is
dying at bis home at Sharon, O.
Rev. R. F. Thomas, pastor of the Methodist
Church at Lancaster, O., has been adjudged
insane and sent to the Columbus Asylum.
Dora ElTerman, sixteen years old, was ar
rested at Palestine, Ind., on several charges of
arson, to three of which she pleaded guilty.
Tbe Tax-payers' League of Cincinnati de
termined to send a committee of fifty to Co
lumbus to watch the Democratic Legislalnre.
A number of fishing craft were overtaken
by a blizz ird off New Foundland, and some
lost. Tbe crews of the missing craft rrumber
Kate Conner, an employe at Gray k Btffy's
furniture manufactory, Detroit, Mich., fell
through the elevator shaft from the fifth floor
aad was instantly killed.
There is trouble brewing in the Tuscarawas
Valley mining region, the miners declining
to accept the reduction which is ordered to go
into effect on February 1.
An expiating party has left Portland, Ore
gon, for a two-year tour up the Copper river
to its source, across country to the head
waters of the Yukon river, and down that; to
The jury in the case of Miss Alice Canroy
vs. tbe Panhandle railroad for damages! sus
tained by the death of her husband, who fras
killed on the road at Logansport, Ind., re
turned a verdict for $5,000.
A drunken Hungarian, at Penn ILaven
Junction, Pa., threw his child upon a retl-hot
stove, and when the mother ran to rescue it,
knocked her down and beat her in a terrible
manner. Mother and child ate expected to
A bill making the Governor, Auditor of
State and Secretary of State a commission to
provide a Governor's residence, at a cost not
to exceed $85,000, is now in the House and
likely to pass that body. Meantime tbe
Smith residence, near the Capitol, is to lie
sold by order of Court, and it is supposed it
will be knocked down within tbe amount
named in tbe House bill.
Our diplomatic establishment con
sists of thirty-six missions tilled by
fifty Ministers" and Secretaries of Lega
tion. There are four first-class missions
with annual salaries of 17,500 each.
These are to England, France, Ger
many and Russia. The seven missions
in tlie second cla are to Austria-Hungary,
Italv, Spain, Mexico, Rrazil,
China, and Japan, the salary being
$12,0.0 a vcar. The other diplomatic
places are" worth from S10.C00 to $5000
for Ministers, and from $2,000 to 1,800
for Secretaries. The consular service
embraces fivo places at .-JS.OOO, three at
5,000, one at V00. live at 4,000.
ei"ht at 3.500. twenty at 3,000, nine
teen at ?-..V thirU-live at 2,000,
tift-niiie at M..'ix. and twenty-live at
i.tHHi. tlnrt m t on-ul-i and eousular
oUi- era arc paid by lees.
1 1 i-:u ritiDK :avk way.
Kale Willis was proud, although
Aunt Porothca Harm', with whom she
lived, and wlmi income' from well-invested
securities was ten thousand a
year, oftentimes declared, with a tos
of her gray head, that "iShe didn't see
what right poor people had to be
Aunt Dorothea didn't really mean to
be cruel, but she had bed'n disappointed
in lovo when a young woman; and as
years passed leaving her still unwed
tied, slie grew cynical, and said a great
many sharp things to conceal her real
ly gootl heart. i
' Men all said that Kdte Willis was
beautiful. She was tall, willowy, stat
uesque, and little given to emotion.
Aunt Dorothea, in her sharp, incisive
way. declared that her niece's heart
was a lump of ice, and. was out of all
patience with her for declining the
many oiler.- of marriage tiiat were
made her bv mn in everv wav eligi
ble. Philip Reaiicleugh, whose mother
was Dorothea ltarnes's old friend, came
home from abroad, after an absence of
ten years, rich, handsome, polished,
educated, and cultured.
Shortly after his return, he called to
pay his respects to Miss Dorothea, and
the rich spinster received him very gra
ciously. After he left, she fell into a deep rev
erie. At the end of half an hour, she sprang
suddenly to her feet, and struck the
floor sharply with her gold-headed
"I'll do it!" she cried. "If that girl
don't marry Philip lleauclengh, I'll dis
Ily "that girl." she meant her niece,
who, nil unconscious of her aunt's
plans for her future, was serenely rid
ing through the park, cool, impassive,
and thoroughly content with herself
and her surroundings.
She came home in time for dinner,
and Miss Dorothea eyed her sharply.
"Kale." she said, as the solemn but
ler removed the covers, "you grow
more heatitittil every day, and it's hijrh
time ou were thinking about niar
riaire. "llea'K. aunt " began Kate.
Miss Dorothea lifted her white hand
"Don't interrupt me plea-e," she
said, and Kate raised her lar;e eyes to
her aunt's face. "Philip lieauelcugh
called to mv iiie this afternoon, lie
has been awa from England for ten
vcars. completing ids education. You
have heard me speak of his mother?"
"Ye-, auntie, often."
"She was tn olde-t friend, and I, of
cour.se, feel an interest in her son. He
is like his mother, and has a very com
fortable income. He empiircd about
you, ami will call to-morrow evening.
I am certain- he is heart-free, for I took
the tiains to inipiire- If you want to
please me. you'll marry him."
"lint really, auntie,'1 said Kate, and
her arched brows were elevated, "al
though this is leap-year. 1 hardly tiiink
I have the courage." to propose to any
man least of all to Philip Heauclcugh.
I don't think I shall like him. Agnes
Saunders met him in Paris ast year,
and she says he is awfully conceited."
"Agnes 'Saunders i-i. a" little fool!"
cried "Miss DorrAriv,--hr gray eyes
snapping at hearing her hero dispar
aged. "Philip Heauclcugh is a gentle
man, and his family on both sides is as
good as any in tlie country.
She was becoming angry, and Kate,
who knew what her aunt's anger
meant from sad experience, adroitly
changed the subject.
Philip Heauclcugh called the next
evening, and it was plain to see that
Kate's statuesque beauty and cool,
dignified reserve impressed him.
He begged pcrmissoin to call again,
and they were thrown in contact a
During the hot months, he was a
constant vi-itor at Sea View. Miss
Dorothea's charming country cottage,
and he and Kate were together con
stantly. One day lie came into Miss Doro
thea's cool sitting-room, flushed and
excited, and after considerable stam
mering and hesitaiton, asked permis
sion to woo and win thespinster s pret
It was accorded him very graciously,
and he went out on the beach to join
the object of his adoration in a very
happy frame of mind.
He" was a good judge of human na
ture, and during the few months of
their acquaintance he had made Kate
He knew better, therefore, than to
be precipitate; and although an avowal
of lovo trembled on his lips many
times prudence, and a. sincere desire to
win Kate's heart, controlled him.
One da' in August, when a soft hazo
clouded the horizon, and the blue sky
overhead was as pure and bright as
that which canopies sunny Italy, they
strolled some distance up the beach,
and finally took shelter in a cool grottd
among the rocks.
There was something in the sensuous
lap of the ocean, and the cooling breeze,
tho azure sky, andthosun-llccked fleecy
clouds, that" roused to animation all
that was poetic in Philip Ileaucleugh's
Even Kate's heart was stirred, and
she listened with Unshed cheeks and
beaming eves to tho man beside her.
Suddenly lie caught her hand in both
of his own", and carried it to his lips.
Many times he had pictured this
very scene, and committed to memory
the gallant littlo peech he was to ut
ter. Now he could only say:
"Miss Willis Kate 1 love you. I
love you. Re ruy wife."
He had expected hesitation, coyness,
and finally a trembling admission that
his love was returned; but he was not
prepared for the cool reply that follow
ad his passionate avowal.
She withdraw her hand, and looked
him full in the face with eyes that nev
"1 certainly feel very much honored,
Mr. Reaiiclcxigh." she said, and her
tone sent an icy chill to his heart; "but
really I havil never thought of such a
thing as marriage."
Mad wordt. rose to Philip's lips, and
the hot blootH surged to his face.
He checked him-elf by an ctlbrt, and
"Pardon roc," he said, "if I have of
fended you.' '
His voice ilrembled, and he contin
ued: "Rut I do Hove you. Kate, and it is in
your power to make or mar my happi
ness." She did not deign him a reply, but
"Let us go Ivick to the cottage." she
said; "dinner will be waiting."
He gave her hi- arm, and they walk
ed back to the itottage in silence.
Miss Dorotliea saw them coining
from her seat o. the porch, and her
harp eyes read defeat in Philip Heau
cleugb's handsome face.
x. Kate sought hT own apartment to
dress for dinner and Philip remained
on the porch.
"1 believe-1 shall go back to the citj
this evening. Miss Dorothea," he said,
with h faint smile. "Kate has refu-ed
He held out his hand as though in
parting, but Miss Dorothea waved him
to a si-at beside her
"I am older than you. Philip," she
said, "and I know that proud-spirited,
foolish girl better than you. She loves
you, and if you go away discouraged
at her first refusal, you are not the son
of your mother, for she was a woman
of the most persistent determination."
Philip's face lighted up at theo
"I hope you are right." he. said; "but
she is so cold!"
"Love will thaw her." said the spin
ster sagely. "Remain here on tho
same footing as before, is my advice,
and wait for a favorable opportunity
to again press vour suit."
"Pll do it!" ho cried.
And when Kate came down in a lie
witching dinner costume, ho greeted
her in the old friendly way.
She colored at first, but recovering
her composure, took his arm, and he
led her in to dinner.
A month passed away, and he had
made no progress.
Cold weather came on. and the own
er of Sea View went back to the citv.
Philip accompanied the party, and
at parting, promised to see much of
them during the winter season.
About a week after their return to
the city, Kate received an invitation
from her friend, Agnes Saunders, to
pay her a visit.
The Saunders had a charming resi
dence in tho Midlands, and Kate glad
ly accepted tho invitation.
She dispatched a letter of acceptance,
and fixed tho hour of her arrival at
Saunderson, which was the nearest
station to Oakdalc.
Upon consulting the railway time
table, she found she would reach there
The Saunders' carriago would bo in
waiting to drivo her to O.ikdale.
Tho heavens threatened rain tho
evening of her departure, and tho Oc
tober air was chill and damp.
Kate settled herself comfortably in
the train, and opening the latest "nov
el, sought to while away tho four hours
of weary journey before her in follow
ing tho adventures of the hero and her
oine. She became quite interested in the
book, and tho hours passed by unheed
ed. The hoarse voice of the guard calling
"Churchville," roused her, and drop
ping the book, she started to her feet.
"Oh, dear!" she cried. "Was there
ever anything so stupid? I've passed
She looked out of the carriage win
dow and beckoned to the guard.
"Have we passed-Saunderson?" she
"Yes, miss. It was our last sta
tion." "How far is Churchville from Saun
derson?" "Eight miles."
She could have cried with vexation.
"I suppose I had better get oil' here,"
And the guard escorted her to the
In a minute she was alone, and tho
train was speeding away in tho dis
tance. Churchville consisted of a small sta
tion, .surrounded on all -ides by a dark
anil gloomy forest of pines, through
who-e slender needles the night air
sobbed with a dull and eerie moan.
Involuntarily Kate shivered, and
looked around her.
In the distance was a hoti-e. and a
man was coining down the road to
wards the little .station.
"That must be the station-master,"
And when he stepped on to the plat
form, .she walked tonards him.
"How soon does the ne.ft train pass
towards town?" she :iskeil.
six-iniriy to-morrow morning,
was the gruff answer.
"Can I telegraph to Saunderson?"
"Is there a hotel near here?"
"There is one at the town four miles
"Are you the .station-master?"
"Perhaps you can advise me what to
do," said Kate, choking down a sob;
and she told her story.
"I reckon you'll have to foot it back
to Saunderson. or wait for the next
"Can you accommodate me with
"No; my old woman's sick, and we
ain't got no room for travelers."
"Can I stay in the station all night?"
queried the girl, gro wng desperate.
"No; t at's against orders."
"Rut, sir." she -aid, and her proud
lips trembled, "you surely wouldn't
refuse me shelter on such a night as
this? I will pay you liberally, and give
you no trouble."
"Ain't got no room," reiterated tho
man as he moved away.
"Heavens!" cried Kate, now thor
oughly alarmed. "Don't leave me
The man quickened his pace, and
Kate ran after him, crying and wring
ing her hands.
She heard the rattle of carriage
wheels coming down the sandy road,
which buried itself in the forest, and
a light buggy, in which two men were
seated, drove up to the station.
"Hallo, Angell!" cried one of the
The station-master turned and re
traced his steps.
Kate, who thought that she might
get a ride in the carriage to the town,
four miles away, walked forward also.
The man who had hailed the station
master, jumped out on to the platform,
and his companion followed him.
As Kate approached, both men raised
"Gentlemen," she began, but stop
cd suddenly, as one of the men sprang
forward with a cry of recognition.
"Miss Willis -Kate!"
"Philip!" she cried.
And forgetting her dignity and re
serve, she sprang forward and was
clasped in Philip Meaucleugh's arms.
The tears that she had so bravely
kept back, flowed freely now, and be
tween her sobs she told her story.
"I will drive you to Oakdale. my
self." said Philip; "that is. if Jack.""
and he presented his friend, Mr. Jack
Hubbard, "will allow me the use of
"Certainly, my dear fellow," said
Hubbard. "I can make my way back
And turning to Angell, the station
master, he rated him roundly for his
churlishness and brutality.
Philip lifted Kate into the buggy, ar
ranged her satchel and parcels under
the seat her trunk had been put gff
at Saunderson and then picking up
the reins, took his place beside her.
They drove off into tho gathering
gloom", anil by nino o'clock, Kate
reached her destination.
She wrote to her aunt the next day,
giving a full history of her adventures,
and the aired spinster smiled gleefully
over this paragraph:
"Phil i-diiwn here with a friend. shoot
ing. If he had not arrixed so oppor
tunely, I should have died of fright.
During the drive to O.ikdale. he asked
me to ! his wife, and I accepted him.'
Tlie Supreme Court ol'Xew York Un
The bcauti'iil romance which at
taches to the per-on and character of
woman is gradually giving way before
that which is called modern progress.
If it continues until the fair sex hhall
lie placed on a complete "equality be
fore the law," as the phra-e runs, with
the coarser sex, the olliee of the
roinaneist. noveli-t, poet, painter and
ilptor will be gone. It is a reform
backward, for it violates the law of
science which relates to the mentally
and bodily differences of the sees, and
of that spiritual or soul organization
which, rising superior to mere matter,
purifies and beautifies it. Homer to
day would not be Homer were it not
for his Helen, and Phidias would be
less Phidias were it not for his Venus
de Medici, and Titian less Titian wero
it not for his glorious Aphrodite.
And then what would becoiic of the
two Lords Lytton, of Swinburne, and
indeed, of grand old Sir Walter Scott,
when women are no longer lovable
heroines? Make woman a voter, an
olliee holder, a jury-woman, a business
trader and she is at once pulled from
the heroic pedestal. Judge Rrown, of
the Supreme Court of this State, has
decided that a wife cannot only be a
business partner of her husband, but
can form such co-partnership with any
other man. The decision was rendered
in Newburg, in sight of the headquar
ters of Washington, whose idea was
that woman should be most womanly,
and which was heartily concurred in by
Mrs. Washington, an American pattern
wife for the world, and for all time.
Other judges, notably Judgo West
brook, liave decided that business co
partnerships of husband and wife aro
unauthorized by the laws of New York,
but Judge Brown decides that they are
legal, and that the wife's estate is liable
for the debts of such copartnership.
Hut Judge Iirown takes the cake when
ho says that a married woman can en
ter into a copartnership with a person
other than her husband as if she was
femmo sole, and carry on business to
gether. Suppose that a pretty young
wife of an ugly old codger should be
come "mashed" on a handsome young
fellow and find it difficult to enjoy his
company owing to the jealousy of her
husband, who objects to his coming to
her house as a friendly visitor? All
the scapegraces have to do is to enter
into busine-.s as copartners, and while
that silences the gossip of neighbors, it
legally allows the lovers to be together
continually. Suppose, too, that a mar
ried man should fall in love with his
neighbor's wife, the same sort of co
partnership would compel his wife to
put up with his abeense at "the store"
with his fair partner. She could not
intrude herself into thcircounting-ioom
and business copartnership would fur
nish no ground for divorce; and so, also
with the husband of the business wo
man! Social things would soon become
inextricably mixed and marriage a
fare. Judge Iirown. perhaps, did not
consider what an Australian boom
eraug his decision is. Let us have a
real live woman who knows nothing of
Shy lock or his methods, ami feel as
Owen Mereditii did about Madame La
"As she jrlMcs up the sunlight! You'd say flio
To loll buck in n carriace nil ilay with n fjnile.
Anil at dusk on a sofa, to lean in the shade
Uf pelt lumps, and te wooed for while!1'
A". 1'. Mercury.
The Smart .Salesman.
"One night a sailor came into the
store and'wantcd to buy a blanket. Of
course he wanted a cheaper one than
any we had in stock and I was afraid
my man he hadn't been here long
would let him go. Not a bit of it. He
marched him oil' to a lot of big horse
blankets and pointed out their size and
dilated on their merits. The sailor
seemed pleased at the size and quality,
but asked what them holes were for.
'Oh,' saiil my man. "that's a new
thing and very popular. You just get
into your berth and pass this belt
(meaning the siirsingle) through tho-e
holes and fasten it around you. and it
c'ant slip off. We sell lots of them, but
if you don't lik it we can cut it oil".'
The sailor did like it and paid his
money and left the store happy.
"Another time we had a pair of fur
lined boots or shoes we could not get
rid of. When, one day, a young man
from the country, came in and wanted
something of the sort, my clerk brought
out the identical pair. The customer
was delighted, and tried them on. but
they were so small they hurt h'ru bad
ly. My salesman saw the difficulty
immediately, and was as ready as ever.
'Look here, stranger,' he said, 'what
are you trying to do? You've got your
stockings on, haven't you?' The man
admitted that he hail. 'Why, these
are made on ptirpo-o to save stock
ings,' said my new acquisition, 'we sell
lots of them.' The gentleman from
the rural district took oil' his stockings
and his foot slipped in beautifully. Ho
was tickled and took the shoes, paid
for them, and went out well pleased."
Some day the smart salesman may
prove too smart for his employer.
Rudeness to nil I'mporor.
It has been truly said that courtesy
costs nothing. When Dom Pedro II
was here it was proved beyond the
shadow of a doubt that he was an ear
ly riser. One morning before break
fast his stroll extended to Charleston.
He walked to the monument, surveyed
its exterior from different points, then
asked of a man who was sweeping out:
"Can I go to the top of the monu
ment?" "Guess you can if you try, '
was the curt, uncivil reply. "Shall I
take the car?" "Take the car or any
thing ele you can get," was the next
The emperor ascended to the top,
enjoied the view for a while, and re
turned, paid the required fee with a
courteous word, and was about to de
part, when the man told him lie
"might put his name in the visitors'
book," and after the visitor left was
not a little surprised and chagrined to
find that his own rudeness had been
directed to Dom Pedro II.. emperor of
Rrazil. llo.tton Courier.
"Isn't it a grand sight!" exclaimed
an enthusiastic member of the Lowell
Press Ilille Club, a- the boys were pep
pering away at their beautifully painted
target. "Very pretty." a-suiitcd a
stranger from the Far West. "It re
minds me of a Vassar College com
mencement I once attended."
"Strange!" muttered the journalist,
suspiciously. "Why does our shoot
remind you of a Vassar commence
ment?'' "It is such a beautiful col
lection of misses." replied the stranger
dodging into a back street. riiludd
MURPHY & BRO.
TO SUIT THE TIMES
How to Make One Dollar
Go as Far as Two
Ladies' Cloaks from $3 up.
Ladies' Plush Cloaks $13,
Childrens' Cloaks, good and
warm, $1.50, $2, $2.50, $3.
$1 Cloaks all sold.
Ladies' Fine Cloaks, five left
and marked at priees that will
make them go.
Men's Underwear at Reduced
Child's Union Suits 25c up.
Ladies' Muslin Night Dresses
37c and 50c.
Three-Qquarter Extra Fine
Navy Blue Twill Flannel 30c,
worth 45c. Good for Dresses
Bargains in Blankets.
Bargains in Bed Spreads
Bargains in Comforts; and
on our CHEAP TABLE you will
find Remnants and Odds and
Ends of stock at extraordinary
48 & 50 Limestone.
A Shakspearean Rill of Fare.
In Philadelphia the other evening a
society lady gave an Irving box party,
preceded by a dinner, a feature of
which was the introduction of quota
tions from Shakspearc for every dish of
the menu. The displayed title: "Re as
merry as good company, good welcome
and good fare can make good people,"
was from "Henry VIII." The dishes
were not mentioned, but were suggest
ed as follows:
Oap open wide ami eat him quick
Ami now atxmt thecalilron -inp,
Knehantitur all that is put in.
I marvel hoiv that fish live in the fea.
Anthony and Cleopatra.
And my more havmjr would Ik us pauce to
make nie hunger more. Macbeth.
Kvi-n for the kitchen, wp will kill the fowl of
season. Taming of the Shrew.
Let the sky rain potatoes.
- I Merry Wives of Windsor.
And wondrous etnuurr snow.
Mtdtimmer Xieht's L am.
Some ?av thy fault is youth. Sonnet.
It isicryhot.- Hamlet.
I do not shame to tell you
What I was miht my conversion
So sweetly tastes U'in the thinjr I am.
As You Like It.
Praie us as we are tasted; allow us uws
proe. Troilus and Crcssida.
How jrreen ion are. and fresh. In this old
world. Kui!- John.
And found it wondrous eoM.
- All? Well that ends WclL
As the last ta-te ot sweets l sweetest last.
The royal tree hat. left us royal fruit.
Take heed, lest liv my heat you burn yourself.
A London journal seldom takes no
tice of any local event, unless in some
way it is related to the general inter
ests of the community or to the larger
interests? of the nation or the world.
And under no circumstances docs a re-
putable London or provincial paper re
fer to indhiduals. unless they are in
some wise in public life. The person
al, domestic, and biisine-s affairs of
the indiviiiu.il are never traversed or
discussed in the daily pre-, and even
tlie society journals of England make
reference in their columns to individu
als only when they are either distin
guished or notorious.
Rolled gold is thus manufactured:
An ingot of brass i cast, and while it
is yet hot a thin layer of gold alloy is
placed upou it. When the ingot thus
covered becomes cold it is forced be
tween steel rollers until a long thin
ribbon is produced, of which the por
tion of gold and brass is, of course, the
same as that of the ingot. The per
centage of gold is often reduced very
low -sometimes to '2 and .'! per cent.
This rolled gold in cheap bracelets and
watch chains lasts for ten vcars.