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Springfield Globe -Republic
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Volume IV. Number ai.
SPRINGFIELD, OfflO, TVTEDKESDAT EVENING, FEBRUARY 4,"l885
I THE HPUINOPIELI) KEI'UBUC
1 Volume XJCJC. Number asi.
OWEN, PIXLEY . CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee: Light rain
an J partly cloudy neather, southwest to north
winds, slight changes in temperature, fol
lowed in extreme west portion by slight fall
ROSSA AND DUDLEY.
Very odd thing for a merchant
to do is, to mark down staple arti
cles like White Kid Gloves for in
stance. We've too many of one
grade, which partly reasons for
the oddity. About 40 pairs some
sizes will go for a dollar a pair.
We think they are good.
We rake up many odd things
when invoicing, and make many
odd prices on other things. It's
well enough to think.
Every prudent merchant thinks
before he buys. Why shouldn't
Hats never come in nairs tmt
... tH... v, HH
buyers for the 50c window choice
do. Many good ones left. Time
enough this week.
The nick of time for Heavy
uvcioutiis. wnai we nave are
down, 'way down. Many know
they're down, some do not. For
these we print, $5, $6, $8. Rough
and Ready; $10, $11, $12, $13, $14,
$15, suitable for ail seasons. We
hardly dare to say how good, and
fine, and rich, and handsome they
are. You will find that out by
We do not mean to overestimate.
Tbe most exacting buyer may ex
pect as much as our words can
Men's Low-Priced Suits. Less
than forty grades and numerous!
others. The differences are readi
ly seen, $5, $6, $7, $8, $9, $10,
and $12 for a $16 Double Breasted
Basket Worsted, for this week
only. We've a line of sizes in
All Wool Pants there, are mostly
Cotton here, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75,
$2, $2.50. Half-and-half at $3,
and more Wool as the pries ad
vances. Big lines to select from.
Small line of those Indigo Blue
Working Shirts received this morn
ing; open back, collars detached.
if you want an item of Clothing,
little or big, we do not intend that
anybody anywhere shall supply
you so well as v.e.
Don't forget us this week on
broken pieces, broken sizes, and
OWEN, PIXLEY & CO.,
ONLY ONE-PRICE CLOTHIERS.
25 & 27 WEST MAIX STREET.
O'Donovan Abl to Walk About
in the Hospital.
London Papers Denounce Par-nell.
Dudley Shown to he Deranged.
More Developments About the
The Thunderer on Itosna.
London, February 4. Commenting on the
hooting of O Donovan Kossa by Mrs. Dud
ley, the Times says: "This man, whose
thoughts one would immagine ran from
morning until night on methods of murder,
at once placed himself in the power of an un
known woman. He now chews the cud o(
reflections which must be bitter enough. Mrs.
Dudley's act rivals that of Charlotte Corday."
THE DAILY SIWS.
The Daily News says: "Should the worst
befall O'Donovan Kossa, it must be admitted
that no one has done more to deserve his fate.
Hut if he were killed some other one would
instantly spring up to take his place."
The Standard advises I'arnell to take the
fate of Rossa to heart, and says stranger
things have happened than that I'anielli
too, should find bis nemesis.
A' KM- CAllhlSLE.
About Mm. lludley.
London, February -1. Further investiga
tion of Mrs. Dudley's antecedents in England,
shows that when she learned she had been
deceived by a mock marriage to a person in
the south of England she became mad but
declined to piosecute her betrayer. Persons
intimately acquainted with her say that her
love for her children is intense; that for a
long time after their deaths, she daily visitr-d
tueir graves; would lie on mounds for
hours frantically appealing to the children to
come back to her.
Rev. Mr. Meyrick, Chaplain of Millbank
Prison, where Mrs. Dudley was incarcerate11
for a short time, on the charge of attempting
to commit suicide by poisoning, in an inter
"While Mrs. Dudley was in Millbank Prison
she suffered from insomnia; took narcotine
to produce sleep; she affected madness; was
generout and impulsive; benevolent, and
ever Celled sufferers in the institution. At
one time she formed a scheme for nursiog
the children of the poor, so that their moth
ers would be enabled to hire out for the day."
January -4th, last, Mrs. Dudley wrote Mey
rick from New York as follows: "I cannot
say that the suicidal impulse never returns,
but I have taken precaution to insure my
personal safety." She ofiersd in the same
letter, to pay the passage of a friendless
orphan from England to America. She
seemed greatly interested in the orphan aad
said she would find lucrative emnlovment
if she came to America. Continuing Mey
rick said: "The girl was never connected
with politics and 1 believe that the excitement
caused by the recent dynamitt outrages in
England caused her brain to give way."
More About Cuunlng-mnn.
London, February 4. It is stated to-day
that several persons have identified Cunning
ham as the man seen in the immediate vicin
ity of each of the recent underground rail
road explosions, directly after their occur
rence, and who disappeared before the police
had time to gather at the scene. The detec
tives have long been on the watch for this
man but were unable to trace him from de
scriptions given by persons in the vicinity of
Chief Williamson of Scotland Yard, yester
day, in looking over the written descriptions
of the man, noticed the exactness with which
it Ullied with Cunningham's appearance.
He immediately sent tor the persons who
f ave the descriptions, and they id entitled
Cunningham as the man, from among five
New York, February 4. O'Donovan Rossa
passed a comfortable night, in Chambers
Street Hospital, and this morning he was
allowed to leave his bed and promneade the
ward and c rridors. A number of friends
cslled. The bullst has not yet been extracted
from his bark. Rossa's office in Center street
is open to-day, and was filled with his Irish
friends, who were entertained by Rossa's sec
retary and factotum, Pat Joyce.
Mr. F. Hogendoblen, a first-class tinner and
stove dealer, formerly of Springfield, latterly
of Osborn, has bought out C. E. Polly, of
this place, and will put in a full stock of
goods in his line.
W. A. Townsend has opened a fine line of
jewelry in the Weakly block, and is ready to
ao an kinds of watch anl clock repairing.
The churchesChristian, Rev. Mr. Choate;
Presbyterian, Rev. Mr. Cloky, and Methodist,
Rev. Mr. VanClete, all able ministers have
in progress protracted meetings, and are re
ported as having grot interest manifested.
The skating rink craze has struck us again:
we had it before, and are keeping up with
the times fully in that line. In fact, Mr.
Editor, our village is a city in miniature. You
can't get up any thing but what we w ill follow.
Not the least important of the institutions
of our town is, ias it is variously named,
"Tam.nany Hall," "The Lime Kiln Club,"
"The Symposium," ,tc, not being incorpor
ated it has no specific name.
Washington, February 4. One of the
counsel for Swaim says that Swaim wss ac
quitted of the charge of conduct unbecoming
an officer and a gentleman, but found guilty
of conduct prejudicial to good order and dis
cipline, and recommendation made that he
be temporarily suspended.
COREECTKD BY ClIAI. W. TaYKTER A CO.
Daily Import Wed nesdiy, Feb. 4, 1885.
Bctter 25c retail.
Ecus Goodsupplr; 22c
Poultry Good demand; chickens, youoc. 20i
SOc; old, 25aS5c each.
ArpLES-tl OOal 50 per buah.
Potatoeh 50c per bush.
bwr.KT Potatoes 81.5O2O0per bush.
Cabbage bull; fl.20 12.01 ,.,. 1,1,1.
Onions 51 2a per luuli.
Halt Snow-flake brand, S1.!M per tbl.
Coal Oil !,a,I5lMc per gal.
mcuar-cl'rkd Meats Sides, 10c; shoulders, 9c;
hauls. He; b. bacon, 12c
Sugars A large demand and prices low; gran
ulated, 7c per lb; "A" white, ifc per lb; extra C
lifibt, C)Jc per lb; yellow C, 5&c per lb; C, ic
Cupfke Marke lower; Java, 20a30c per lb;
Itio, golden, l&kiO per lb; Kio, prime green, 12Wa
15c per lb; Hlo.x amon, 10c per lb.
riYRCPS I'JaSOiTOc per gal.
Mola!.ks 'e Orleans, fcOaSOc per gal: aonjham
GOc er gal.
Kice l!t Carolina, 8c per lb.
Otsters 30c iierqt.
Dried Apples 8 l-3c per lb.
Dried Peaches 10c ir lb
Chick iCNS-Dressed, SJ.J5aI3.35a3 50 per dozen.
Turkeys ' I2c per lb.
Dicks " i:;5J5o ixrdoz.
1U kbits I 25al 60 r dor.
J'ine washed, 28a30e; unwashed, lj ofl.
Raimns Xew 10aI2Jc per lb,
Currants New 7c er lb.
AffL3-.CW OJfcC pe.lO.
Washington-, February 3. Senate. Mr.
Riddleberger's desk was ornamented with a
floral "Harp of Erin" from his Irish admirers.
The credentials of Wm. M. Evarts were
presented. The Senate then took up the
inter-state commerce bill, and after amend
ing the measure in a number of .instances,,
the Senate adjourned.
Hocse. Resolutions reported: In regard
to discrimination against the silver dollar;
requesting the President to take certain ac
tion in the case of Julius R. Santos, an Amer
ican citizen now imprisoned in Ecquador.
Rill passed: Regulating the form of bills of
lading. The river and harbor bill was then
taken op, but was not disposed of. Ad
journed. Washington, February 4. Senate.
Chair laid before Senate president's message
relating to Mrs. Grant's offer of swords and
other military and civil testimonials giTen to
Gen. Grant and recommending Congress to
l-ass the bill to enable the president to place
Gen. Grant on the retired list.
It was stated that Senator-elect Evart's
credentials were dafective. the Governor's
nam not being signed to them.
House. Several special measures were
called up but consideration was not given
Money reported bill to reduce ostage on
newspapers sent out by publishers to one cent
a pound and a faaction of a pound.
Letting Up ou Tom Campbell.
Cincinnati, February 4. The District
court modified to-day its order in the case of
the disbarment of Thomas C. Campbell by
striking out that part of the sentence which
suspended him for ten days. The entry to
be made will be simply that he shall pay the
costs of the proceedings.
Assistance for Mm. Dudley in Toronto.
Toronto, February 4. A subscription list
for the defense of Mrs. Dudley, who at
tempted to remove O'Donovan Rossa, has
been opened here.
"Tammany" is scarcely appropriate as it is
not confined to any political party, though
some years ago it-was accused of having de
cided leaning toward the "Tammany Chiefs."
"Lime Kiln Cln " has some significance as
the discussions at times have a resemblance
to the celebrated Detroit club -of that name,
and a colored raeinlier of ours holds that the
"Sun do move."
"Symposium" is the most appropriate
name excepf that drinking is tabooed, but
scientific subjects are by no means ignored.
The pi ice of meeting is the office of a prom
inent harness maker, granger and F. R. A.
A. M. .tc, Ac. Meetings daily, Sundays
excepted. What lends Interest to the
aforesaid office is its medieval character: a I
large crackeil wood stove, with green wood
for fuel; split-bottomed chairs, with the splits
worn out, and boards substituted; a single
kerosene lamp, in such a condition to be
equivalent to an oliJ-fashioned tallow candle.
With these EUtroundings here meet on an
equality, presided over by the proprietor.
farmers, mechanics, lawyers, doctors, gentle
men of leisure, Councilmen, the town lamp
lighter, a colored philosopher in fact all
professions, are rejftesented. Here are
iniatiated nearly all projects necessary to the
prosperity of the town and neighborhood
duly discussed and their merits -ietiTiuined.
Heie the creamery project was started and
virtually perfected. Matters pertaining to th
Grange are fully discussed, the President
having had a thrrough iniatiaiioo. In law
matters it may be considered a court at
nisiyrieus all cscs being determined before
entering other courts. In short, it is a useful
institution, and if you ever visit us, Mr. Ed
itor, tbe writer will take pleasure in intro
ducing you ou the floor.
How a Couple or Smart Compositor De
ciphered Mi M.iiiiix rlpl.
Horace Greeley wiii a character in his
way. Anion"; his manyacconiplishments
was that of writing a very poor hand.
He excelled in many things, but in this
nu uisianccit all competitors. He was
positively without an equal anywhere.
No living man or woman ever wrote as
Greeley did. Many incidents in this
connection have proven of much interest
to the general reader. Tom Kelley an
old printer, who worked on cases in
the Tribune, tells the following story,
which ho says was never in print:
You know savs he, Greelev wrote an
awful hand. Them days I thought I
could read anything. I was workin"
in Boston, and had heard a great deal
about Greeley's awful writing. I made
up my mind to go to New York and
'tackle it.' I went. As it happened,
however, there were only two persons
on the Tribune who could set his mat
ter, and thev were riven all of it tn sot
AH went well for some days, for Gree
ley was engaged upon his "life, "A Busy
Life," for Bonner's New York Ledger.
ie Halves 1JLJC; miIed j'Jc per
cs New 7c per lb.
February 4. Flour Reeslpta
ll.Oou l.rls; market doll asal
Xi York Produce Market.
13,ijO brK; sales
Wheat Receipts 51,000 bu.; : higher and
moderately actire; No. 1 white, nominal, sales of
MM0 bu.; 2 red. Fehruarv 98!aSc, sales of
1-M,ti0 bu.; March 9fi!HiJe. sales of S.mnj bu ;
Auril, 9.ayjct tales at tflO.tKlu bu.; May. 91a
Corn Receipts 13,01)0 bu.; "ia'Jc better, but
quet; iuixl wej-tern, spot, 44lBataUr; future,
ojjc; sale! of 221,VuO bu.
OaU Keteipts 4U.0U0 bu.; droner; western SGa
40c; Klles of 2,0U0 bu.
Beef -Steady; ew extra tllall 50.
Pork Itull; new mess 13 25al3 50.
Lard Opened firmer.
Cincinnati Produce Market.
Cincinnati, February . Flour Quiet aad ua--changed.
Wheat Ea-ier at Sic.
Corn In fair demand; No 2 mixed, sliaMJic.
Kje Quiet atiUaTlc
Barley Firm; extra No. .1 fall S3aS5c.
Provisions Steady and unchanged.
Wklaky Qnietatlt 13.
Cincinnati, February 4. J. S.
merchant who recently failed in
O., has committed suicide.
Colcmbcs, O., February 29. Senate. The
Senate passed the Mooney bill, providing fcr
piecfc-pnce plan of work in the penifntiary,
with some slight amendments, and k will
become, a law as soon as the House concrs
in the Senate amendments and it is signed by
the presiding officer? of the two branches.
The bill passed by a vote of 20 ayes to 12
Hocsk. The House spent considerable time
over Mr. Ford's bill making the manufacture
and sale of oleomargarine as butter a peni
tentiary offense, and it was finally referred to
the committee on agriculture.
House bill passed prescribing powers of
Rills were introduced: Modifying the juris
diction of justices of the peace; granting
right of appeal from commissioners to pro
bate courts; by Mr. Washburn, amending the
divorce laws by striking out the clause grant
ing divorce for neglect of duty and
forbidding marriage of the guilty party
where divorce is granted for two years,
under penalty of fine and imprisonment;
Mr. G;st Giving workhause directors the
right to work prisoners outside the workhoute
yard; Mr. Turner Amending the law relative
tc Children's Homes so that children can be
returned to the counties from which they
came, or else their keeping be charged to the
same; Mr. Walker Amending the roadlaws;
compelling railroad companies to use auto
matic couplers on freight and other cars.
Mr. Pruden presented the petition of 449
colored citizens of Hamilton county against
the bill proposing to do away with separate
schools for colored children.
A message was received from the Governor
conveying the invitation to himself and the
General Assembly to visit the New Orleans
Exposition. Referred to the Committee on
Bostox, February 4. Harvard college lac
nlty, by an almost unanimous vote, has
passed a motion to have a conference between
the committee of the faculty and a committee
of students to confer as to whether faculty
and students can co-operate in college mat
ters, and as to the best methods of doing fo.
Oyster Dredger Murdered.
Baltimore, February 4. At an early hour
this morning, James Burke, aged 35, an oys
ter dredger, was shot and killed at Canton.
Louis Dempsey was seen running from the
place where Burke was found and was ar
rested as the murderer.
O'Donovan Rossa continues to "improve."
Captain Phelan has been removed from
the Chambers street hospital to the New York
A London dispatch says Mrs. Dudley once
tried to commit suicide. It is also stated
that she is a bastard daughter of persons of
Gen. Grant explains that he did not mean
to reflect on the personal courage or zeal of
Gen. A. D. McCook.
The Kbervale anthracite mine, near Wilkes
barre. Pa, is on fire, and it is feared the
flames cannot be extinguished.
Defective pipes are th cause of the trouble
from natural gas axplosions at Pittsbirg.
Dr. Christopher Columbus Graham died at
Louisville Tuesday, at the age of 101 years.
lie was a personal friend of the Lincolns.
Sullivan, the slugger, is going to England.
Portugal has "annexed" both banks of the
Wytheville, Ya., felt an earthquake shock
Governor Cleveland is expected to stop at
the Gilsey House in New York.
Mexican Telegraph Company has declared
a four percent, semi-annual dividend.
It is suited that large shipments of Amer
ican weapons of war are being made to China.
Steve Wiggins, brakeman, fell from a
moving train on tbe C, II & D., and was in
A gas exdlosion in a coal mine, near Sa
vanna, Indian Territory, killed three men
and injured 125.
A seventy-four-year-old rich widow of
St. Roch's Quebec, married her nineteen-year-old
The Wood's Run Mill of Oliver Bros, k
Phillips, near Pittsburg, will start up, giving
employment to several hundred hands.
Archie O'Brien shot and killed Anthony
Noeltkenn a bar-room brawl, corner Walnut
and Canal, Cincinnati, Tuesday night.
General Slocum, of New York, will be in
vited to act as chief marshal of tbe inaugura
tion parade. General McClellan declines to
Counsel for B. F. Tait, Police Clerk of Cin
natnati, charged with embexzelment, admits
a shortage that was made good on demand,
but claims that there wa3 no embezzlement.
Bartley Coonny, while engaged in his work
on the Little Miami railroad, had two of his
fingers cut off. It seems orr sec.ion men are
unlucky this winter.
It is thonght by some that the long con
tinued ice on the growing wheat is doing
Mr. Loch, from St. Paris, Ohio, was here
last night looking after stolen goods. Their
store and sfe having been blown open a
short time ago. Other parties claimed the
goods and boys.
The Fire company is happy. The School
Board gave them the old schocl bell. Look
out for a fire alarm.
The M. E. Church is having meetings
every night, with a fair amount of interest.
Several backsliders are again coming to the
Two daughters of Mrs. tVilliams, of Dolly
Varden, died within the past week. They
have been eick for a long time with scrofula,
with fatal results. The best skilled physic-
1 ians could do nothing. Pete.
A good dog show has enlivened the vil
lage. Mrs. Heidelbaugh has had her hands para
Married, on last Thursday, Mr. Ckarles
Schulte of this place, and Miss Slate, of near
Yellow Springs. O., by the Rev. Father Cun
ningham. May success go with them.
Mrs. Elizabeth WikoS, who has been visit
ing at her sister's, Mrs. John Cox, of this
place, returned home in Vanceburg, Ken
tucky, last Thursday.
Mr. Lancaster, who has been engaged in
teaching school in Logan county. Ohio, is
home again, having completed a six-months
Mr. R. S. Miller, of Snrinzfield. O.. was in
town Saturday of lost week.
To change the monotony of things we have
a course of lectures on phrenology, physiol
ogy and physiognomy, by Mrs. E. Palmei
and Prof. E. W. Alexander.
Mr. John Collier and wife, of New Car
lisle, this county, were the guests of Mr. and
Samuel Fryant, over last Sunday.
The protracted meeting in the Christian
Church closed Sunday night, alter continuing
two weeks. There were no accessions. '
The valuable farm and handsome residence
of the widow of John Hamaker, adjoining
Enon, will be sold to the highest tiidder at
public sale next Saturday, February 7, at 1
Miss Hetlie Esterline will leave Friday
next to visit friends in Indiana.
Miss Turner, of Springfield, who has been
visiting at Mrs. Jennie Pottle, returned borne
Miss Jennie Fryant was calling on friends
in Yellow Springs, O., Sunday last.
The residence of Mrs. Mary K. Hamaker,
on East Main street, was Thursday ot last
week, February 29, made the happy scene of
the marriage ot her daughter, Miss Tilla, to
Mr. Rob Miller, also a resideat of this im
mediate locality. The ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. Andrew Hamilton, of
fellow Springs, in a most impressive style,
after which a sumptuous repast was served.
The bride, who is one of Enon's most estima
ble young ladies, wore a blue silk, orna
mented with flowers and veiling to corres
pond. The groom looked handsuuie in a
suit of dark blue-black. Among the guests
present from abroad were: Mr. and Mrs.
Hocker, Stiles, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jacobs, of
Springfield, M.ss Florence Roush, Mr. and
Mrs. Adam HamaKtr, of Laconda, Mr Frank
Miller and his mother, Mr. Will Fundenburg,
Mr. Charley Johnston ; also a number of
others from the surroundinc country. There
were a number of hand.-ome and useful
presents to the bride and groom. At 4: 15 p.
m. the same day the happy couple left on
their bridal trip to attend the Exposition at
New Orleans for a couple of weeks, alter
which they will return and locate on Mr.
Miller's larni near this place. Wc wish Mr.
aad Mrs. Miller much happiness in their new
The Ledger had no printers who could
reau ins copy at all. ord was given
out that two men who could read Mr.
Greeley's writinir were wanted .it the
Ledger. They were to apply to Mr
Greeley and make a test. A situation
on the Ledger was looked upon as a
splendid thing -a soft snap. Several
printers invaded Mr. Greeley's inner
den. I went in, ami as I stepped up to
his de-.k, the old , nan looked up from
his writing -and such a look, I shall
never forget it. I never saw such
innocent, happy expression in all
me. 11 was me nrst time 1 nail ever
seen him closely, and I almost loved
him. His eyes appeared to me like
some dear old memory, so happv.
eauiTiui anil piaciu.
"You want a printer or two to work
on your manuscript, Mr. Greeley," I
'Yes," said Mr. Greelev
are wanted that can read
lhey tell me I write an awful -had
"So they say," I remarked.
"Can you read it?" he asked, look
ing me square in the face.
"I don t know, I think I can. I have
read almost everything. I have never
yet been stumped."
I need not remark that I felt very
confident. I was certain I could read
it 1 liad a verv lanre oninion of
ability in that regard.
"I will try you." I iid. atthesame
time pieKing up a sheet fro 11 the pile
upon which he had been at work. The
page was picked tip at random. "Read
this," he said, handing the pao-e to
I took it and read:
"florid. The menagerie swung over
three murderous eccentrig Norman,
who had thrown her bat at a doo- "
The next word puzled me. I stop
ped, and after looking at it a moment,
looked at Mr. Greeley. He was all
smiles. I thought he was pleased with
the progress I had made. At last I had
figured out the word, and read on:
"resented to her most pleasant guard
regrets of these lines, rcekinrr the tym
panum, and consoling these on, and
wore against it having."
This was the end of the page. I
thought it was a little "nihed;" that it
didn't look just right; but I had heard
that .Mr. Greeley was eccentric, and
that his wording was alwavs odd and
profound. I looked at Mr" Greelev as
i handed back the liage. He looked at
me still smiling. He didn't -av much,
but finally said:
"That will do. You may go. If I
conclude to take von, I will send for
I went out, feeling that I rend the
page tery nicely.
Several others made trials. John
Maguire, now in Ho, ton, made an ef
fort on the same page. We went in to
gether. Here is his reading of it:
"fiends. Her magnetic sway o'er the
the waveless uncoiling of worms who
had grown his lest a dog revealed to
her the worst glorious griddle risest
of their lines, seeking her syrup and
control, thereon, and wear three stitch
es around the hanging."
When he had reached the end Mr.
Greeley was almost wild with merri
ment. His merriment knew no bounds.
iie tout 111m wnat tiw nad told me, a
few moments lofore and we went out
together. I waited patiently for some
weeks, fully expecting a call. None
Several parties came in as we came
out, but what success they had I don't
know. However, printers who could
"make out" his writing, were found,
and the articles began appearing regu
larly. I kept an idea of that nasre.
and in a few weeks I discovered it, and
copied the original. I never knew for
lour mouths after that day how very
far I had "missed" reading that page
after .Maguire and I had compared
what we had taken down, with it as it
appeared in the Ledger, we had no
more to say about our ability to read
anything from a Choctaw's to a Beek
nian street lawyer's writing. We were
very quiet after that. Here is the ori
Ao"n07:n"ln 'tonda In the moonSinht-gold,
Smoklnjr hlg pipe serenely.
For what cares ho that tho nutht Is cold?
Thouirh hla coat la thin and his hat Is old.
And the blusterintr wind blowa keenly
He haa heard the children telling; In glee
That Santa Clans would visit
This night their beautiful Christmas tree;
And it la not strnnjre ho would wish to sea
How this can happen, nor Is It?
He sees through the window tho children
And hears them merrily slmrlng"
Round the Christmas-tree witt lta glory of
When out from tho chimney, in bear-eklns
Comes (rood St Nicholas springing!
And the Snow-man laughs so hard at that.
That when his laughter ceases,
Aplpe, a coat, and an old straw hat.
Two lumps of coal and a Hannel cravat.
Are all that la left of tho pieces!
. .""i?010 F-Coolidge, In the Chrlstmai
an ices signs.
magnetic swav over
these man clous, unaccountable women
who had known her but a day, revealed
to her the most jealously guarded se
crets of their lives, seeking her sympa
thy and counsel thereon, and were
themselves annoyed at having"
1 haven't seen Maguire since, but I
have often thought of that incident. It
has fastened itself ou my memory with
hooks of .steel. This is a scandalous
fact, believe it or not. Fleming in
In an age when grumbling at the
weather becomes the safety valve for
all sorts of ill-humored megrims, it is
something too aggravating to find the
person you are most in the habit of
talking with always in a state of idiot
ic contentment with said weather.
Now this is the case of my neighbor
In the summer, when the mercury
bolted up among the nineties, he would
come to the front door with beads of
perspiration standing out all over his
red face, and would look at thesky and
sav, "Splendid! perfectly splendid!
Noble weather for the poor and the ice
companies and the washerwomen! I
never saw such magnificent weather
for drying clothes! They don't shake
up any such climate as this in Italy.
Give me m umbreiler, Harriet, while
I sit out here on the steps and enjoy
In winter, when the mercurv would
creep down to lifteen below zero, and
the cold was nearly severe enough to
freeze the inside of Vesuvius, Pitman
would sit out on my fence and exclaim,
"Now Adeler, did "you ever see sich
weather as this? I "like an atmosphere
that freezes up your very marrer. It
helps the coal trade, and gives us good
skeetin'. Don't talk of summer time to
me! Give me cold, and nvo it tn mo
When there was a drought. Pitman
used to meet me in tho street and re
mark, "o rain yet, I see! Magnifi
cent, isn't it? I want my weather drv,
I want it with the damp"ness left out
Moisture breeds fever and 3gue, an'
ruins yer boots. If there's anything I
despise, it's to carry an umbreiler. No
rain for me. if you "please."
When it rained for a week and flood
ed the country. Pitman often dropped
in to see me and observed, "I dunno
how you feel about this yer rain. Adel
er, but it allers seems to me that the
heavens never drop no blessin's but
when we have a long wet spell. It
makes the corn jump, an' cleans the
sewers, an' keeps the springs from get
tin' too dry. I wouldn t give a cent to
live in a climate where there was no
rain. Soak mo through and .through
to the inside of my bones, and I feel as
if life was bright and beautiful."
On a showery day, when the sun
shone brightly at one" moment and at
the next the rain poured in torrents.
Pitman has been known to stand at the
window and exclaim, "Harriet, if vou'd
asked how I liked th weather, I'd 've
said, 'Just as it is now.' What I want
is weather that is streaked like a bit of
fat an lean bacon a little shine and a
little rain. Mix 'em up an' give us
plenty of both, and I'm yer man."
Pitman is always happy in a thunder
storm, and one day when the lightnine
had knocked down two of his best aj"
pie-trees and splintered them into frag
ments, and the wind had torn his chim
ney to pieces, I went over to see him.
He was standing by the prostrate trees,
and he at once remarked, "l)id you
ever know a man havin' sich luck" as
this? I was going to chop down them
two trees to-morrer, an' as that chim
ney never draw'd well, I had concluded
to have it rebuilt. An that gorgeous
old storm has fixed things just the way
I want 'em. Put me in a thunder-storm
an' let the lighttnn play around me, an'
I'm at home."
They say here in tiie village, and I
must believe it, that one day Pitmau
was upon his roof fixing a shingle,
when a tornado struck him, lifted him
off, carried him a quarter ot a mile, and
dashed him with .such terrible force
against the fence that his leg was bro
ken. As they carried him home he
1 his eves languidly and said.
storm that was! When it
does blow it suits me if it blows hard.
I'd give both legs if we could have a
squall like that every day. 1 I "
Then he became insensible."
If contentment is happiness, then tho
life of Pi 111:111 is one ofunintcmiptecl
condition of bliss -Mux Ail-'rr.
How Mike anil the French I'mtcjuor Di-
agreril One I'lraur,! the Other
A ny way.
The writer heard tho following story
a few evenings since. To him 'it waa
very amusing, as well as a good illus
tration of the aptness of different mindi
to misconstrue the same facts in quite
Some time ago a learned Frenchman
became very enthusiastic on the subject
of a universal language for the human
race. After much thought and theoriz
ing on the subject he came to the con
clusion that the only language that
could be universal at "the present da
must be a Ianiruaire of sirris. Rein-
deeply impressed with the iraportanca
of this language to humanity, he de
termined to travel from country to
country and teach it in all their col
leges and universities.
As it happened, the first country ha
reached in his travels was Ireland, and
the first university he went to was tha
University of Dublin.
He called upon the president of the
university, and after some conversa
tion with him asked him if he had
a professor of signs in his univer
sity. Now there was no professor
of signs in the university, but tha
r.i-ox.iiii, lim wisinng to Do be
hind the learned Frenchman, told
him that he had one. The Frenchman
asked to be introduced to him. Tha
president was taken aback at this, but
told him that he could not see the pro
fessor that day, but if he would call the
next day at the same hour ho would In
After tbe Frenchman had gone, the
president called his professors together
,.! tnl.l ,l.An. ,1 C! t .
-... u uiciu me ui ne was m, ana
told them that one of them must play
the part of professor of signs next day.
They all demurred and objected to this,
being afraid they might be caught by
As none of them was willing to play
the part, they at last decided to train
Mike, the choreman, for it. Mike had
lost an eye and was verysensitive about
it, thinking that people "were constantly
noticing it and making allusions to it.
Mike was consulted, and consented
to play the part, providing that the
Frenchman should not refer to his de
fect. The next day the president and pro-
'"" uiesseu juKe up in a good suit
of clothes, took him to a recitation
room, seated him alone on the plat
form, and then retired, for the French
man was to see him alone. Before
they left him they told him what to do,
and that he must not speak.
lie replied, "Sure I'll not, if he sez
nothiu' about me eye."
At the appointed time the French
man called, and was ushered into tha
"recitation-room of the professor of
s'gps-" The president and professors
waited in an adjoining room anxiously
fcr the result. In a short time the
Frenchman came back to them, appar
ently much pleased.
"Ilow did you like our professor of
signs?" inquired the president.
"Very much indeed. I congratulate
you on your able professor. I am
more than ever convinced that the lan
guage of signs is to be the universal lan
guage. nen I went into the room I
held up one finger, meaning there is
one God. He understood me at once,
and held up two fingers, meaning Fa
ther and Son. I then held up three
gers, meaning there are three persons
in the Trinity. He replied bv doubling
up his hand, meaning. And these three
are one. I then withdrew. It is won
derful. I am delighted."
After the Frenchman had gone, the
president and professors sent in haste
for Mike, for though they were pleased
at having gotten out of the dilemma,
they were very anxious to hear Mike's
account of the interview. Mike came
in. very angry. "I tould yez he would
say something about me oye. The first
thing he did was to hold up wan finger,
ta'anin' I had one ove."
"What did you" do then, Mike?"
asked the president.
"Sure I held up me two fingers, till
let him know I had two fists; an' phat
does the dnrty blackguard do but hould
up three fingers, m'anin' we had but
three oyes betwane us. Thin I doubled
up me fist and would 'a guv the frog
'atin' varmint a welt over his oye. but
he comminst a-smilin' an' a bowen' an
a-scrapin', an' wint out iv the the
room. ' Editor's Drawer, in Harper'
Magazine for February.
Names in Xovels.
Miss Dora Minnich is seriously ill.
L. M. Hartmau has returned Horn his visit
The ltlaice role was cut donn last week.
John L. Minnich takes a trip to Kansas
Messrs Hockmans cao grind no wheat un
til a thaw.
A saw mill i3 to be started here in March.
The rebel pole is to remain until Cleve
land is inaugurated.
Tax payers are beginning to understand
the democratic professions of "economy and
reform" in State and Township management.
It gives jiocket books the sweeny.
Pot-boilers" are highly-colored and
well-varnished paintings, carelessly,
rapidly and conventionally executed
with the sole purpose of selling as sood
as possible Although such a picture
is bad art, it is better than the "manu
factured' paintings done by the yard
from patterns and sent to the auction
rooms us "genuine oil paintings in real
gold gilt frames." In even a "pot
boiler', the artist feels some interest in
his work, and weaves into it some frag
mentary glimpses of his more loyal
moods. As for composition the popu
lar "pot-boiler" always has a surround
ing of purely conventional and siero
typed arrangement, a distance, middle
distance and foreground, a tendency to
vivid yellow purple or emerald. Sun
set scenes and marine views are very
common; the latter for the reason that
an economical perspective, and an ex
panse of lifeless blue or green waves,
can bo "painted in" with vast rapidity.
The gay barge in tho center of the can
vas can be gotten up with little draw
ing and much color. The entire pic
ture may be "done" by an accomplish
ed "pot-boilerist" without a sketch be
fore him. He knows to a cent the
price he will get for the result, and his
art is leveled to almost the grade of
Friday, long regarded as a day of ill
omen, has been an eventful oue in
Friday, Coliiiiibiis. sailed on his voyage
of discovery. "
Friday.t'ii weeks after, he discovered
Friday, Henry 1 1, of England gave
John Cabot his commission, which led
to the discovery of North America.
Friday, St. " Augustine, the oldest
town in the United States, was founded.
Friday, the Mat flower, with the Pil
grims, ai rived at Plymouth, and on
Friday they signed that august com
pact, the forerunner of the present
Friday.George Washington was born.
Friday, Hunker Hill was seized and
Friday, the surrender of Saratoga
Friday, Cornwallis surrendered at
Yorktown, and on Friday the motion
was made in Congress that the united
colonies were, and of 1 ight ought to be,
free and independent.
Americans surely ought not to ba
afraid of Friday.
What curious mistakes female nor
elists sometimes fall into with regard
to the naming of thoir characters. A
female novelist once took all her names
out of a subscription list in a provincial
paper. In the course of time tho novel
drifted into that particular part of the
country, and when it was therein writ
ten that the banker had a liaison
with the Methodist minister's wife;
that the respectable lawyer had had
seven years' penal servitude in his
youth; that the proprietor of the most
rowdy public house in the town had
been in the Balaclava charge; that the
chief cheese-monger was the illegitimate
son of a duke, and that tho consump
tive ritualist curate had wound up a
London career of hideos crime by nob
bling the Derby favorite why, the
words we have at our command are not
strong enough to express a tithe of the
sensation that was caused. Court
A Clever Dog.
The best authenticated of all the sto
ries of sagacity in dogs has been made
public Mr. Arthur E. Ueade, Secre
tary to the Charing-Cross Hospital.
writes to the Loudon Times to say that
at half-past 10 o'clock, one night a
rough terrier barked outside the door
of the hospital till he was let in.
When admitted he limped in, squatted
on the mat, and held up an injured
fore paw. The house-surgeon came,
whereupon the dog followed him
at once across the hall to the accident
room, jumped at once, when invited to
do so, on the chair, and again held out
the injured paw. It was dressed, when
the dog licked tho hand of tho surgeon
and loudly barked its gratitude till it
had to be turned out, showing great re
luctance to leave. Mr. Befianiy the
house-surgeon, confirms this state
ment, and adds that Thursday the dog
came like any other out-patient to have
his paw dressed. It is not known to
whom the dog belongs.
Somebody laid out a new town in
Dakota last September, and called it
Golden City. Then a Chicago man
came along and bought up every lot in
the town at .5 a lot. Within thirty
days a saloon was opened, and the lota
jumped up to $50 apiece. A second sa
loon appeared, andbuvers vainly offer
ed $75 for poor lots. At this point tha
Chicago man was advised to sell, but
he concluded to hang on for a few mora
saloons. The snow came, and it was
with dillicultv the Chicago man's agent
could get through the drift to find the
place deserted by human beings; but
ou a tree was a sigu reading: "Sell yon
the whole city for $10."
"Talk about hard times!" he scoffed
as he leaned back in his chair at one of
the down-town restaurants. "Why,
gentlemen, it's all in knowing how to
reach the public." "You used to spec
ulate in grain, I believe?" observed the
man at his right. "I did, and I lost
money. I was in a hole eleven months
in the year and hard up the remainder.
I didn't know how to reach the pub
lic." "And now?" "Well. I am on
tho road exhibiting a fat woman who
weighs 750 pounds admission 15 cents.
I have no margin to put up, dividends
are declared with the most annoying
regularity, and if anybody disputes her
weight she has a lead corset weighing
210 pounds to bring her up to the
mark." Wall Street Sews.
The foolish man foldeth his arms and
saith: "There is no trade why should
I advertise?" But the wise man is not
so. He whooped it up in the newspa
per, and verily he draweth trade star