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Springfield Globe -Republic
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Volume IV. Number 31t. f
SPErNGFJELD, OHIO, MCXNDAY EVENING, FEBKUARY 2, 1885
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OWEN, PIXLEY & CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee: Warmer
generally fair weather, variable winds in
Tennessee; winds generally frum south to
west in the Ohio valley, and lower barome
ter. It's very difficult to gauge the buying of
Hats to that they will "pan out" evenly.
We find on our shelves to-day a greater
numlcr ot the Soft Nestling Slouch Hats
than of the Stiff Brim Shapes.
Can we prevail upon our pattons to stop
buying Still Hats and help us out on Softs?
No, not at regular prices. Buyers have
the right to be choosers. Our only remedy
then is to make the prices so much different
that you are bound to rellect.
Here's what we've got to say "in a nut-
shell:" Beginning Kebiuary 2nd we will re
duce line unou Hue ot Soft Hats to one uni
form low price. YODR CHOICE FOR 50c
See east window.
Among these Soft Hats maybe found many
other odds in Stiff Brim Shapes; also ten
dozen Competition Killers in Scotch Caps at
the same pride.
This is inventory week with us. We'll see
how we come out.
A certain amount of square dealing done
squarely, is tolerably sure to square up pretty
well at the end of the year. We rest here
and await results.
Every prudent buyer should consider our
solid convincing advantages at all times, and
more. especially v now on broken lines and
closed lots. There's a gross ot Handkerchiefs
at a nickle each. Then there's six or eight
dozen in the other lot, 20c each. Linen for
iinen and cotton for cotton. Turkey Red
-ilandkerchiels, 2t-incb, 10c Suspenders
abound as usual. Prices as usual. Provision
for buyers as usual. To be found on the
right as usual. Silk Handkerchiefs 50c
Extra fine $1. Beautilul patterns between
the same with fine linen colored borders all
the way down.
2 in 1," "Perfection," "Your Choice," 25c,
15f, 10c Paper Collars that we bavn't thought
to mention. Hundreds of .Neckties are seen
through the class and they are out at a word,
25c to $1.
We stopped selling 50c Unlaundried Shirts
in 14, 14 J and 15 inch because they were out.
Now they're in again.
on the fancies at -Mc.
Don't wait too long
Nothing about the Gray Meltan Overcoats
at $5. Too few.
Overalls we've said 25c, 40c, 50c Panta
loon shape and Pantaloon make 85c
It'g useless to cry for Jean Pants. They're
coming by the cart load. The prkes there
are lower here. We make them.
Then that stack of Fine Underwear for just
about'hiilf, $1 each. Choice growing less de
sirable every day you wait.
OWEN, PIXLEY 4 CO.,
Clothing. Manufacturers, Jobbers in Furnish,
ings arid Hats, and Only One-Price Re
tailers at Wholesale Prices, 25 and 27 West
Main Street, Springfield, -Ohio.
It is a mistake to believe that only
well-dressed people are vain; many a
sloVcn is as proud of his appearance as
a faultlessly attired exquisite. The
puritan gloried as much in ugliness of
garment as the cavalier in his costly at
tire, the sans-culotto in his disgusting
ra as the aristocrat in his lace ruffles
ami perfumed linen. And how wo
radually associate animate with inan
imate things! Fancy Mr. Pickwick
without sjiectacles, the noble "Injun"
without war paint and a dirty blanket,
John Chinaman sans pigtail, and Cleo
patra in an ulster! And a variety of
incongruities. We confess to cosmo
politanism; let everyone enjoy and ad
here to their own ideas of dress. One
thing wo are certain of, that in our
country there is moro taste exercised
and our attire is more appropriate and
sensible than anywhere else, and the
bi- boqucts of wild llowers uow worn
in".nttv rirls are "just too sweet for
anvthinsr." Philadelphia Times.
Victor Hugo went to see the comple
ted statue of "Liberty Enlightening the
World," by JL Bartholdi, and smiled
with gratification when a bystander,
seeing the poet and the statue facing
each other, exclaimed: "Behold: Two
"iants are regarding eacli other!"
The extremities of man after birth
grow more rapidly than the trunk.
CORBECTEO BY CUA&. W. PaTHTEK A Co.
Dally nejort Wednesday, Feb. I, 18S5.
Hltter 25c retail.
KfttiS Good supply; 25c
Poultry Good demand; chlcteni, young, Ma
30c; old, 25aS5c each.
apples-Si OOal 50 per bub.
Potatoes 50c per buah.
hWEKT Potatoes 31.5oa200per bush.
CABBAtiE Dull; 75c a 11.50 per bbl.
Unions St 00ierbush.
Halt s'liow-flafce brand, S1.30 per bbl.-
Coai. Oil 8;jal520c per gal.
Buoak-uuked Meats Sides, 10c; ahonlderi, 9c;
bami, 14c; b. bacon, 12c.
Scoaks A large demand and prices low; gran
ulated, 7c per lb: "A" white, 6J$c per lb; extra C
light, ejic per lb; yellow C, 6c per lb; C, 5c
Coppice Marre lower; Java, 20a30c per lb;
Itlo, golden.lSaiO per lb; Klo, prime green, 12a
15c per lb; lUo.-sC onion, 10c per lb.
riVKCPS tta50a70c per gal.
Molasses Ne OiJeans.MaSOcpergaljsargham
COc ier gal. '
Kick Best Carolina, SJe per lb.
Oysters SOc pergt.'
Dkieu Apples 8 1-Sc per lb.
iivtvn I'EArftKS 10c tier lb.
Chickens 0ree4,t75aa55al3 50 per dozen,
sw vi- It Gc oer lb.
3 Ma3SO perdoz.
Kaubits tl 25al SO per dot.
Hoewaabed, 2SaS0e; unwaahed, oft.
Examination of Dynamiter Cun
ningham at Bow Street.
Hint at Charge of High Treason
Causes a Sensation.
Cunningham and His Peculiar Box
Came From America.
ExnmluAtlon f Cuuulnjcham.
London, February 2. The examination ot
James Cunningham, charged with complicity
in causing the recent explosion in the Tower
of Loudon, began in Bow Street Police
Court this morning. Polland, solicitor, in
the opening of the case for the Crown, said
the government intended to prove that the
prisoner was an active agent in a conspiracy
which culminated in the horrible outrage at
the Tower. The solicitor then related the
facts in regard to the prisoner's movements
at Liverpool and at London, from the time ot
bi arrival at Liverpool from America,
up to the date of his arrest at
the Ton'tr, a few minutes after the
explosion occurred, his traveling under the
assumed names of Gilbert and Dalton, and
the many suspicious circumstances connected
-with bis stay at both of the above named
cities. Polland dwelt particularly on the
mysterious disappearance of a peculiar .box
from the prisoner's lodgings on Scarboro
street immediately after Cunningham's arrest.
Polland laid stress upon these facts in order
to show that Cunningham was in letgue with
others who must hare been instructed in the
line c action to be taken in case of an ar
rest. Polland further said: Witnesses will
be produced to prove that Cunningham had
for several days previous to the explosion
been seen loitering in and around the Tower
of London. He then produced a plan of the
Tower and pointed out the spot where the
explosion took place, at the same time going
iuto details as to the damages done to the
building and the injnries sustained by persons
wounded by the explosion. He also produced
a small detonator found in the prisoner's
baggage and said it vu similar to those used
in the previous dynamite outrages, indicating
that the prisoner might hare been connected
with the other cases.
London, February 2. Poland's notifica
tion to the court that the government re
served the privilege of changing the charge
against Cunningham to that of high treason
so that the result of conviction might be exe
cution instead ot imprisonment, caused a
commotion among the spectators. The
declaration was construed into an admission
that the Crown had ascertained that, in Cun
ningham they had the most important
prisoner yet arrested for dynamite crimes.
This impression was confirmed by the extra
ordinary precaution taken to prevent Cun
ningham's escape or rescue. He was con
veyed from his cell in Clerkenwell
prison to Bow street court in
a strong van. Cunningham was the only
prisoner but, locked in with him, were f..eral
armed constables. Oa each side ( the driver
was an armed policeman and officers with re
volvers in hand stood upon the steps leading
to the barred door ot the ran.
Continuing his opening address, the solici
tor for the Treasury said that Cunningham,
twenty-two years of age, was by occupation a
dock laborer. Ha was not alone in the work
of causing the explosion at the Tower t
but he was in league with
others, whom the government hoped
soon to have In custody. The prisoner lived
in the United States several years; arrived in
England last November; took quarters in
Liverpool, in a small hotel. When he left
that place he came direct to London. The
solicitor stated that it could be proven that
the prisoner, on the 23d or 24th of December
last, was at the Broad-street railway sta
tion with a large brown trunk. This trunk
was of American manufacture. Besides the
trunk the prisoner had a bag. He left both at
the station over night. Tje next day he
called and took tbtm away. In the mean
time he secured lodgings at White Chapel.
Thither the prisoner had his brown trunk and
bag removed. While the prisoner was re
siding there the brown trunk mysteriously
disappeared. Some time after its disappear
ance Cunningham changed his lodgings and
took rooms in Scarboro street. It wonld be
shown that the prisoner began loitering about
tower alter his removal from White Chapel,
and that he passed in and visited the tower
buildings a few days before the explosions, at
At the request of the prosecution, Cunning
ham was remanded for a week.
Washington, January 31. Hocse. The
House went into Committee of the Whole,
Sir. Hammond la the chair, on the river and
Pending debate the Committee rose and the
WaiiiuiaTO, February 2. Senate The
Chair laid before the Senate the credentials of
Spooner, of Wisconsin, and Vest, of Missouri.
Also a communication from the Secretary of
the Treasury, transmitting further cor
respondence relating to the postponement of
the collection of the whisky tax. Alter
transacting routine business the Senate took
up Pacific Railroad bill.
A Canard Squelched.
Panama, January 24. New York, Febru
ary 2. The Star and Herald says reports are
printed abroad that the French republic is
endeavoring to obtain predominance on the
isthmus and that, in pursuance of this
idea, canal workmen have been divided
into two divisions, in such a manner that a
corps d'armie of 25,000 strong can be massed
at any moment. The untruthfulness ot this
statement is apparent to every resident, al
though origin may not be equally so. The
truth is simply that, in order to facilitate
work, the line of the canal has been cut up
into engineering divisions, which are again
subdivided into sections.
Supposed Dynamiter Discharged.
New York, February 2. William Butler,
James Daily, Joseph Lamb and Charles Hen
ry, the men arrested charged with having
caused the explosion in the store of Garry
Brothers, on Grand street, early yesterday,
were arraigned in court yesterday. Several
respectable witnesses testified to their good
character. The police could present do evi
dence connecting them with the expiation,
and the court discharged them.
Columbus, January 31. House. Mr.
Love oflered preamble and resolutions pro
viding for a legislative investigation ot the
Uammond street and other Democratic out
rages on the day of the October election.
Mr. Ross had his bill providing for the erec
tion of a Governor's residence, taken from the
Committee on Public Buildings (which never
meets), and put in charge of the Finance
The following bills were introduced in the
By Mr. Ogden Requiring that when dogs
are listed for taxation and the tax is not paid,
the Deputy Collector shall kill the dogs, and
shall receive one dollar each for scalps and
twenty cents for service. The bill makes it a
misdemeanor to conceal such dogs or obstruct
By Mr. Farrar Repealing section 3979,
which makes the Prosecuting Attorney coun
sel for School Boards.
By Mr. Matthews Making incurable insan
ity a ground for divorce.
Senate. Mr. Wolcott's Senate bill to re
peal the Weitzel Street Railroad act was re
ferred to the Committee on Corporations,
other than municipal.
Mr. Bruce's House joint resolution, thank
ing William Henry Smith for preparing the
St. Clair papers, was adopted.
Important Kail road Decision.
Washington, February 2. The decision
in the Court of Claims in the Union Pacific
Railroad case is understood to be quite favor
able to the company. The Court of Claims
to-day decided the long pending cases between
the Union Paciic Railroad Company and the
United States. Chief Justice Rich
ardson delivered the opinion of the court.
The following is the synopsis ot
the points decided: The amount allowed by
the Treasury Department for carrying mails
being the same rate allowed by law to all
other railroad companies, is fair and reasona
ble compensation and not in excess of that
paid by private parties for the
same kind of service. The United
States are bound to pay for transportation
as passengers of troops, etc., from Council
Bluffs to Omaha over the bridge, and between
Council Bluffs and Ogden the same rates a3
paid by private parties, those rates being fair
and reasonable, and the United States are not
ettitled to reduction accorded passengers who
purchase through tickets between New York
and San Francisco and other distant places,
unless their passengers purchase tickets in
like manner. The company is required to
pay into the Treasury of the United States
each year five per cent, of its net earnings
under the act of 18C2 and under the Thur
man act since its passage.
Anthracite Mine Flooded.
Wilxesbabke, Pa., February 2. The Stan
ton mine, owned and operated by the Lehigh
and Wilkesbarre Coal Coiipany, is again in
undated to a depth ot eight teet. In addition
to strong putnp3, large boxes are placed upon
the hoistingcages and the water being removed
as rapidly as possible. It will take several
days before work can be resumed. Six hun
dred men and boys are out of employment.
A reduction of 10 per cent, in wages went
into effect this morning at all the mines
operated byjhe Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal
Company, owing to dullness in the mines.
The men will accept.
Cautionary Proceeding In Canada.
Montreal, February 2. The Grand Trunk
Railroad Company, since the dynamite scare,
has adopted all precautionary measures to
guard the Victoria bridge. A company is
being formed, with a capital of $200,000, to
construct a railway round the mountains.
Suburb of Syracuse ISurned.
Syracuse, February 2. A part ot the bus
iness district of lue village of Geddes, adjoin
ing the city, burned this morning. Loss
Marching on Meiemneh.
Lokdon, February 1. The following dis
patch has been received from General Wolse
ley: Kortl, February 1. General Earle ad
vanced his troops within seven miles of lliTti,
but he will be unable to concentrate them in
readiness for an attack on that place until
the 3d, owing to the difficulty of navigating
the river. The enemy holds a strong posi
tion in Birti. A deserter from the rebel
ranks says the commander at Birti received a
letter from the emir of Berber, stating
that the British captured Metemneh and sent
the steamers to Khartoum with troops and
stores for the garrison there. The emir
strongly advised the commander at Birti not
to oppose Earle's advance as the British were
sending troops across the desert from Korosko
to Abu Hamed to suppress the rebels.
The Programme Agreed fjpou.
Albany, February 1. At the conlerence
to-day between Senator Gorman and Presi
dent Cleveland the latter was informed fully
of the part the committee of arrangements
intended he should perform from his arrival
in Washington on March 2, to his departure
from the Arlington hotel tor the Capitol
March 4, reading his inaugural addressfrom
the east front of the Capitol, and the subse
quent procession to the White House Sena
tor Gorman left for New York in the even
ing. Telegraphing; from a Moving Train.
Lucius S. Phelps, electrician, has been en
gaged during the past sixty days in construct
ing a section of the socophone, or railway tel
egraph system, of which he is the inventor,
along one track of the Harlem River branch
of the New York and New Haven Railroad,
from the Harlem River etation to the junction
with the main line at New Rochelle. It is
designed to establish communication between
moving trains; also to give instant and
constant communication between trains in
motion and any fixed station,
"way" or "terminal," so that the exact
situation of any train' on a road can
be ascertained at any moment, and if desired
a passenger can send a message while travel
ing at the rate of forty miles an hour to the
station which he has left behind, or announce
his approach to the point of his destination.
Mr. Phelps recently promised the directors ot
the company interested to demonstrate
the practical value of his invention. To
test his instruments he had the operator
at tbfc Harlem River station make a trip over
the line on Tuesday afternoon. Shortly alter
starting, Mr. Conley, conductor of the traiu
No. 15, including baggage car No. 116, con
taining the train apparatus, sent the follow
ing message to Mr. Phelps :
On tue Road, January 27, 1885.
To Lucius J. Phelps, Esq.:
Accept congratulations from the employes
of the New York, New Haven and Hudson
River Railroad for your success in your great
undertaking. H. A. Conley, Conductor.
Before the train had gone more than two
or three miles a reply was received on board
the train giving Mr. Phelps thanks. After
ward the President and Directors of the com
pany entered Mr. Conley's train at Harlem
River Station at 2:10 p. m. to see a formal
test of the invention. The President tele
graphed: "We are at the Bridge (West
I farms J all ngnt. utner messages were exchanged.
General James Chestnut, ex-U. S. Sena
tor from South Carolina, is dead.
Moody, the evangelist, is drawing large
audiences at New Brunswick, N. J.
The wounded victims of the natural gas
explosion at Pittsburg arc recovering.
Chittenden Rogers was killed by a fall from
a bicycle in the Pioneer rink at Birmingham,
Porter C. Bliss, journalist, and formerly in
the diplomatic service ot the United States,
died in New York. J
Citizens of Puintrrsvillc, O., are looking
for one Edward Pors, who is charged with
two attempts at outrage.
From the Patent Office there were issued
last year 20,297 patents. To citizens of
the United States 19,013, and to foreigners
Anlbony Gude, a stonemason, was found
fatally hurt, under lbe Southern railroad
bridge, on Front street, Cincinnati, early
Colonel W. A. Taylor, correspondent, will
bring a suit for damages against General
Grosvenor, of Athens, O., for having him
Taylor arrested for Jhe publication of cer
tain allegations against the General.
Colonel Merrill, of.he U. S. Engineers, in
a communication to the House Committee on
Miters and Harbors, says that the Galveston
harbor improvements can be completed by
Government officers for $3,000,000, a saving
of $4,000,000 on the Kails project.
The Montreal Ice Carnival ended Saturday,
the 31st. ,
John G. Stewart, banker, of Coshocton, 0.,
has assigned. "
Speaker Carlisle visited- Governor Cleve
land at Albany Saturday.
Hon. Tl os. A. Hendricks visited Governor
Cleveland at Albany Saturday.
Mrs. Mary C. Smith, wife of Samuel W.
Smith, ol Cincinnati, died Friday, the 30th.
William Leonard died at Portland, Oregon,
aged 10G. He left & widow ten years
General and Mrs. Sheridan gave the last
of their receptions in Washington Saturday.
The break in the Desonia levee, near Vicks
burg, is 1,200 feet, and increasing in, width.
W. H. Bender, Clerk of the St. Louis Pro
bate Court, was sand-tagged and robbed of
Captain Couch's party of Oklahoma "boom
ers" have surrendered to U. S. troops. The
boom is burst. y
.The Ohio Democratic Club of Cincinnati
Las declared in favor of a tariff for revenue
only and civil service reform.
Society amateurs sang the opera of "Paul
and Virginia" at Albaugh's Opera House,
Washington, Saturday nigh.
L. G. Tilotsev, prominent electrician of
New York, who was associated with Prof.
Morse in the introduction of telegraphy, is
The body ol Robert A. Wallace, of Buffalo,
was exhumed after eight years' interment,
and his will was found between the vest and
A bill which -pract'oiKyi-prohibitr separate
schools for colored children will be np for
passage in the Ohio Legislature on Thursday
The wholesale drug house of J. S. Burdsal
k Co., Cincinnati, was damaged by fire
Saturday night to the extent of $15,000.
The inquest in the case of Annie Saeridan,
at Lawrence, Mass., shows that she died from
the effects of brutal kicks by her father,
Work at the Navy-yards, suspended on ac
count of the failure of Congress to pass an
appropriation at the last session, will be re
A "Citizens' League" has been formed in
Cincinnati, similar in purpose to the Chicago
League, which is rigorously fighting the sale
of liquors to minors.
Explosions of natural gas in Pittsburg
damaged considerable property and injured
seventeen people severely. Four or five are
believed to be fatally hurt.
The dry goods house ot Garry Bros., corner
Grand and Allen, New York, was blown up by
dynamite Sunday, occasioning a loss of
$25,000. It is supposed the explosion was
the work of a former employe ot the firm,
who had been discharged.
Representative Brachtendorf, of the Illinois
Legislature, is dangerously ill in Chicago, and
says he will not be able to attend the Legis
lature again. If so, it will be Republican on
joint ballot. .
The examination of U. S. Grant, jr., in the
suit of J. R. Chaffee, gives additional testi
mony that bis father knew little or nothing
of the manner in which the business of Grant
& Ward was conducted.
The House Committee on Reform in the
civil service will report adversely on the bill
to prohibit the removal of any honorably dis
charged Union soldier, sailor or marine, or
widow or dependent relative of any deceased
Union soldier, sailor or marine, from any
office in the civil service of the United States
except for specified causes.
There was a public discussion between the
Socialists and members of the Trades Assem
bly in Chicago, Sunday. On behalf of the
Trades Assembly it was claimed that the con
dition of the laboring classes in this country
bad been steadily improving instead of grow
ing worse; that they were better housed, bet
terclothed and better ted. In fact, that, inevery
way, they were better off than ever before in
the history of the world. The Socialists dis
puted this and said the only remedy of pres
ent trouble was to "force a "redistribution
Professor Nicholas Francis Cook, of Chica
go, is dead.
The natural gas explosion at Pittsburg
was caused by the striking of a match, by
Mary Smolder, who is the only victim who
is not expec'td to live.
Louis I'ritchard, a child if three years,
vns burned to death Saturday at Dayton.
lie wal aa Gouit aa Ilia Word.
Galveston, February 1. William Garlicky
lato cashier of the upended Island Savings
bank, died this afternoon from paralysis.
Last .November Garlick returned from a
year's sojourn in the north, his health being
wreailr imnroved. Aliout December 1, from
ihe books ot the bank, he discovered it had
leen wrecked during his absence. Confiding
these matters to triends at the time Garlick
said his health was so restored be could have
lived for years, but this discovery, said he,
"will kill me: I will be dead in two months."
The cashier's prophecy was fulfilled to the
rery day. No shadow of blame for the
bank's failure attaches to Garlick I manage
ment or memory.
A LOST A 1
Bow the MilUtitne Has Hrcn Kelegated
Out of Uar.
A number of heavy white millstones
were piled up on one of the docks along
ho river yesterday. They were eon
signed to some interior town forty or
fifty miles from the city, and were of
the style, make, and linisli so long in
use. Au old man, with a slouch hat
nulled down so far over his face that
'Iiis small, fast-blinking nyes were al
most hid froui'view, stood a little way
back oti the wharf and talked to a
young man whom he had halted and
asked for a match. "Millstones have
pretty nearly gone out of date," said
lie, with a halfmoiirnfiil air, "and with
them has gone the occupation I have
followed for thirty years. See here,'
and the old man crowded his hat over
on the back part of his head and lifted
his face for the first time into plain
kight. It was pitted all over with num
berless ugly dimples, degressions and
cuts, nnd looked as if he might some
day have hail the small-pox.
"Do you know how that was done?"
he asked. The young man did not
know. "By picking millstones," was
the quickly volunteered information.
"No one who has ever followed the
business of giving those stones that
keen cut texture that enables them to
crush and grind grain can escape theso
cuts and scars. Whv my face is liter
ally tilled wit'i the little particles of
steel and stone, and my eyes have sea
sons of paining me terribly. Hat the
profession has about run its race. In
ten years the dictionary-makers, will
put the stereotyped won! 'obsolete' af
ter tho noun 'millstone.' Modern in
ventions have relegated the time-honored
millstone into oblivion. New pro
cesses have been discovered for ex
tracting the wheat from Hour, beside
which the millstone has no show."
The young man began to grow inter
ested. He drew his companion into
tho doorway of a little switch shanty,
secured permission for the two to sit
down a moment before the tire, and
asked him to continue.
"Nowadays." said tho old man,
"wheat is crushed between rollers and
tho flour produced is much superior to
the old make. Then, too, the bran
that was thought to be almost worth
less is now sifted by a new pro
cess and a quality of flour is
separated that is worth forty or fifty
cents moro per sack than tho common
variety. Yon have heard that the best
part of a potato lay just beneath the
skin. Recent scientific experiments
hare shown that it is true of all vege
tables, especially of wheat. This sug
giestcd the construction "of a sieve that
would separate thu littlu particles of
the kernel that cling to the shuck
when it has been broken up and ground
to pieces. It was suece-siful, and the
flour secured in this way. while small
in quantity, is of superb quality. This
latterprocess was only made possible
by the new method of grinding wheat
that has been generally adopted by all
the large mills in the country. Hut in
the meantime my occupation h:s been
gradually undermined. Once in a
while 1 have a call to go out in tho
country and dross a stone, butitisvery
seldom. Most of the millstones in use
in this country arc of French burr, a
nilicious rock, containing many small,
rough cavities, and requiring less preD
aratton than a perfectly plain stone. ItU
quarried in the geological district
known as the 'Paris basiii.' A quarry
has been worked for many years in the
valley of the Savannah Itfver, about
one hundred miles above the City of
Savannah, and the qualify of stones se
cured is said to bo almost equal to those
produced in France. The lower stone
has generally a smooth grinding sur
face. The moving stone is hollowed
towards the center to allow the mater
ial ground to How freely between the
grinding surface. The face of both
.toncs have to bo cut with straight
grooves in direction inclined radii. The
edges of the grooves are thus given a
cutting action somewhat resembling
that of scissor blades, and a tendency
to force the grain outward toward the
circumference is secured, thns acceler
ating the feeding and avoiding choking.
To do thU work perfectly requires an
enormous &mount of practice, and an
apprentice must serve for four or five
years on cheap stones before ho is al
lowed to touch the most valuable ones.
Machines were once invented to do the
cutting but they were not a success. It
was a hard business to learn, and in its
day was very profitable. Modern in
novations, however, have uo sympathy
for workingmen, and in ten years it is
doubtful if there will be a millstone in
use in this country." Cleveland
Women atVTa r.
If there is anrthins about which wo
men are more reticent than another it
is their ages after they have passed the
sixteenth of life's mile-stone. The
other day on one of the Uloomington
and Normal cars, a girl came in and
sat down by a fashionably dressed
young woman. She was plain, but
saucy and interesting in appearance,
and she had not been seated long be
fore she turned to her co upanion and
"Excuse mc, please; but have I not
met you somewhere?"
The haughty young queen of fashion
gave her a withering look and deigned
"Beg" pardon, ma'am, but I hope I
have not offended you?" the pert miss
"I should think you are old enough
to know better," the fashionable lady
tartly replied. "Your impertinence is
inexcusable in one of your advanced
"Hoity toity!" exclaimed injured in
nocence, looking daggers at the well
dressed ladv. "I hone voti ain't mad!"
"I would" have you kiiow that I can
ndt bo expected to bo less than angry
nt such childlike" simnlicitv in one so
"Deary me!" sighed the por, crush
ed young creature, as the other con
temptuously turned up her nose.
"Think I am quite aged, don't you?"
"Well, rather antiquated I should
"Why, goodness me! I am pretty
old, madam. I had almost forgotten
niy age, but your words recall my
memory to some of the early incidents
of my life quite vividly. I knew I had
seen you somewhere, and I remember
all about it now. Do you recollect
your sister Jemima? Ah! it all comes
back to me bright as day. Jemima was
your younger sister and she served as. a
nurse for me when I was a baby. I
knew I had seen you somewhere be
fore," and then they glared at each
other while the passengers applauded
and the mules toiled before their great
load of hatred. Through Mail.
Recently in London an eleotro-micro-scopical
apparatus threw upon a screen
the imago of s. cholera germ, magnified
2,000,000 times, in which these minute
organisms appeared the size" of the hu
AVIT AND Ill'MOK.
A patcnt-uiedicitio advertisement
speaks of "the liver failing to act."
We suspect the manager cut down its
salary. When the lher refuses to act,
the drama of "Life" can't go on very
successfully. Xorrintoion Herald.
"Doctor," said the grateful patient,
seizing the physician's hand, "I shall
never forget that to you I owe my life."
"You exaggerate," said tho doctor,
mildly, "you only owe tue for fifteen
visits; that is the point which I hope
you will not fail to remember."
Telephones have been placed in the
halls of tho Idaho Legislature. It
saes tho necessity of sending out tho
sergeant-at-arms to bring in the absent
members. They can now play poker
in the committee rooms till tho very
moment of calling the yeas and nays.
"What is economy?" asks the Phila
delphia A'ortt American. We'll tell
you. It is paying 10 cents for a cigar,
and compelling your wife to turn her
last season's dress to make it do for an
other winter. The country is fairly
bulging with such ecouomy. Korris
"Does tho shining steel blade which
I hold jn my hand cause excruciating
pain?" inquired an Oil City barber.
"What?" "I asked if the razor hurt
you." "Is it a razor?" "Of course it
is. Wrhy?" "1 thought it was a saw,
but if you are sure it is a razor go
ahead.' Oil City tilizzard.
They reproach an aged millionaire
with his miserly practices. "Here you
are, a wealthy man, and yet you put
out your asll-barrel overy day with
your own hands, to save a few miser
able sous!" "You are right; it is hard
ly the thing for a man in my position
to do. Ilereafter I'll make my wife do
it." Paris Paper.
They were talking over an aged
millionaire who had on several occa
sions given his heirs high hopes high
hopes always dashed by his recovery.
"Curious how king tho old man lasts!"
says somebody, reflectively; "especially
when you consider that for the last ten
years he has had one foot in the grave."
"Yes; but then, you see, every now and
then he changes the foot! ' French
A slim youth, accompanied by a pug
dog and chain attachment, met a young
lady on Fifth.aven.ue whom he knew,
lie walked by her sidCuntil her resid
ence was gained, when she invited him
in. "Aw thawnks awfully; much
pleased, I'm suah," he said; "bu cr
tho dog, y' know " "Oh, the dog
won't make the slightest diflerencc.
Dear little fellow! Mamma will be
glad to see you both." Xew York Sun.
Tho lady of the house was a hand
sonio woman of a mature order ot
beauty, and when she had completed
her toilet she gazed fondly at herself in
the glass, aud remarked to her new
maid: "You'd gjve a good deal to be
as good looking as I am, wouldn't you,
now?" "Yes'm; almost as much as
you would give to be as young as
I am." It is not believed that this
epigrammatic young woman will bo
cliosen again at the expiration of her
present term. Paris Paper.
"Look here!" called a man, pressing
his face against the grates of the city
prison, and addressing a policeman
who stood outside. "Well?" "What
was I put in here for, anyway?"" You'll
find out when, the Police Court meets."
"Podner.I'am a verywsonsitive man,
and the thought that I have committed
a crime haunts me. I jut tell you
what's a fact. I can't stand it. W hat
did I do?" "Well, if you must know,
you got drunk and shot a man." "Oh,
Is that all? I was afraid that I had in
sulted some one. Much obliged."
How dear to my heart is a sack made
of seal-skin. A garment adapted to
keep out the cold! 'Tis not like the
jersey, that fits like an eclskin; "lis
looe, graceful, easy and fair to behold.
How sruoot.'i ana uow gios.-yi its
beauty enchants me; what garment so
lovely when worn by a belle Both
waking and sleeping its poetry haunts
me; The sack made of sealskin that tits
me so well. The sack made of sealskin
of smooth. glosy sealskin. The
beautiful sealskin that fits mc so well.
"What a incomprehensible Mirandy's
got to be sejice she went to thin
cademy," remarked Mrs. Homespun
to her husband. "W'y, wot's the gal
been doin' now ?" " asked Daniel.
"Doin'!" exclaimed Mr. Homespun,
"w'll.she said she must go to her room
to disrobe, as she wis ed to retire
early." "Disrobe and retire?" mur
mured Daniel, "wot's them, ma?" "1
dunno," replied ma; "but she didn't do
nothin' o' the sort. Sho only undressed
and went to bed. Did ye ever hear o'
ner. "College boys are no respecters of
persons," said a gentleman who lives
at Princeton yesterday. "When Pres
ident Arthur took his son Allan to
Princeton the Chief Magistrate was
called on by the boys for a speech. Ho
respondedand in conclusion remarked
with a great deal of feeling that he was
about to contide to their care what was
to him the dearest thing on earth. The
words were scarcely out of his mouth
when one of the youths rose and sung
out in stentorian tones; 'Three cheers
for the thing.'" Philadelphia frcss.
"Now. Maria," remarked Simpkins,
as he pulled oft" his boots last evening,
"times isgitlin' domed hard, an' we've
got to economize. I guess you'd better
trv and rit alonir without that new
black dress you was talkin' about, and
fix over your last winter's hat. I guess
you can worry along that way all
right We've got to fix it some how or
ther to cut down expenses, or I don't
see how I'm to buy cigars, an' as for
whisky, why, I don't get more'n four
or five drinks a day as it is. Remem
ber, Maria, economy is wealth." Oil
Senator Coggeshall, of Watertown,
who has just returned from Florida,
carries off the palm in the fish stories.
"I went out fishing on Balder Creek,"
he savs, "the night after I arrived in
Florida. We put a big light on tho
bow of the boat and paddled slowly
down stream. You may hang me if
the fish didn't crowd up to that light so
thick that some of them had to jump
out of water to find room in which to
move. Enough jumped into tho boat
to make a good breakfast." Senator
Lansing, who heard this tale, said the
fish were probably like men who would
believe the story sucKcrs. uaut.
"Have you ever seen that train of
white cars that makes the fast mail
train from Chicago?"said the engineer,
as he munched a sandwich at the rest-
in" place, "iso.' en, us sucKer
than a square yard of lightning, and it
goes full pitch out of Chicago every
morning at 3 o'clock. In my opinion
it's about the fastest thing in this coun
try. Well, one of the mail clerks in
vited his wife down to see the train
start;the conductor shouted 'all aboard,'
and the clerk leaned over to kiss his
wife, who was atandius on the ulat-
foriu, and bless mo it he didn't kiss a
cow out at Riverside. Now, that's
what I call fast railroading." New
An amusing incident occurred recent
ly in a church in the west of London.
Ono of tho church wardens was ob
served to cast uneasy glances toward an
individual wearing a sailor jacket and
cap of a sea-faring and jaunty appear
ance, which latter surmounted a clean
shaven face and closely cut hair. After
a little while tho church warden ap
proached tho sailor laddie, and whis
Ecred audibly, "Can't you take off your
at? Is there any reason why you
can't take off your hat?" By the dis
comfited look of the questioner as he
returned to his seat, aud the appear
ance of the rest of tho costume as the
wearer of the hat walked out of the
church at the conclusion of the service,
it was evident that the whispered reply
was, "I am a girl!" Every Other
Styles in Suicide. '
"Suicides," said a well-known phy
sician of Boston, recently, "are getting
very fashionable of late, and tho
strange part of it is that the people
who commit them are those whom no
body would suspect of having any kind
of trouble, for the real cause of self
murder is usually iome sort of worri
ment, either real or imaginary.
"It is something that has developed
inside of the past fifty years. In old
times people didn't have half as many
comforts as they do uow, and suicides
were very rare. Many different means
of extinguishing the 'vital sp.-irk' are
adopted. Just now taking poison and
shooting appear to be the favorites.
Many of the attempts prove unsuccess
ful. The stomach-pump saves some
and unsteady aim or lack of knowl
edge as to where tho vital places are
causes a good deal of suffering to am
ateurs with the revolver. Love-sick
young women have a fondness for
drowning, but they generally cry out for
help as soon as they get into tho wa
ter, and about one-half of them are res
cued. That is a queer thing about sui
cides; if they don't succeed in killing
themselves or becoming unconscious at
once they get over the mania and want
to live as badly as any of us. On the
whole, I think hanging the most relia
ble. Unless a person is discovered
and cut down inside five minutes
he is pretty sure to do the job himself.
It is strange how a little pressure on
the windpipe affects people. Of course
it chokes them, but that is no reason
why tbey shouldn't be able to move
their lim'bs. They seem to lose all con
trol over their muscles, and give right
in. I remember a case that occurred
in Brookville, Me., when I was a young
man. A woman, the wife of a wealthy
sea captain, threw a skein of yarn over
the top of an open door one day, and,
sticking her head through the bight
that hung down, doubled up her knees
so her feet could not touch, and re
mained in that position until she
choked to death. One would naturally
think that when she became tmcon
scious her muscles would relax and al
low her feet to drop to the floor, but
such was not the case. Hanging or
choking seems to make every muscle
as rigid as iron.
"Another case I remember, verywell
was that of a boy at Frankfort When
he was about 14 years of agehe went
to a circus and became, stage struck.
Ho used to bo practicing- alPtbetlme
at acrobatic feats. One day his folks
went out to tho barn and found him
dead, hanging in a scaffold with his
head in a noose. The ends of the line
were not tied to the scaffold, but just
doubled over a pole. A weight of
twenty-five pounds would pull it down.
Both of his hands were clasped to the
pole as if he were holding himself up
"Young Carter's strange death was
a seven day's irossip of the community.
One day a short time after it occurred
some carpenters at work in a ship yard
in an adjoining town were talking
about it, and one of them said he hail
heard that if a man were to lie don ;i
with his throat pressed closely against
any hard substance, like a rope or the
edge of a board, he would choke to
death without having the power to
help himself. The men pooh-pooed
the idea, and one of them became so
excited that he sa:d:
"I don't believe a word of it. When
I go home to dinner I'll try it and
come back and let you know. You
can't stuff an old woman's whim like
that down my throat."
"When the tell rang for the nien to
go to work at 1 o'clock the carpenter
who hail expressed so much contempt
for the idea was not present. An hour
passed and he did not come 'Ihe oth
er men, remembering what he had said,
grew anxious, and went to look him
up. Between the ship yard and his
home was an old vessel hauled up to
the beach to lie calked. She was pre
vented from ;oing out at high water by
two long ropes leading from her decks
to posts driven into the shore. With
his face down, lying with his neck on
one of theso lines, with his feet rested
on the sand, was their skeptical com
panion. He was rigid like a log of
wood. The theory had been demon
strated at the expense of a man's life."
Not hi nt; New Under the Sun.
That there is nothing new under tho
sun must surely have been tho reflec
tion of those who read the strange story
of robbery at Portsmouth, which is de
scribed in this morninjr's paper. Some
thousands of years ago King Rameses,
of Egypt as described by Ilerodotus
"ot a builder to build him a secret
treasure-house to which the king alone
could find an entrance; but the astute
builder left a loose stone, and helped
himself at the treasury when he liked.
About ten years ago, it appears, a gen
tleman named Mifiigan, residing near
Portsmouth, being of primitive ideas,
thought that a "secret drawer" would
be safer than a bank, and instructed a
workman to make him a receptacle of
this nature. Into this drawer, when
constructed, Mr. Milligan poured some
hundred sovereigns, and never after
ward inspected the storeuntil last year.
In the early part of this year Mr. Milli
gan put 200 moro sovereigns into the
drawer. The builder of the drawer
seems, however, to have been struck
with the same idea as the Egyptian
architect of the treasure-house, and
went and helped himself as he liked,
and to such an extent that ho has dur
ing the year purchased some houses in
the neighborhood. Unfortunately tho
tales end differently; for, while the son
of the Egyptian builder eventually se
cured the princess and half the king
dom, the English builder has merely
found his way into the hands of the po
lice. St. Jamcs,s Gazette.
The modesty of the Ohio man is ad
mirable. A young law student of Tif
lin wrote his'Congressman for a $3,000
office, one in which the work was so
light he could take it home evenings so
as to be able to continue his law stud
ies during the day.