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Springfield Globe -Republic
TUB Hl-UINGFIELI GI.OIIE,
Volume IV. Numbor 330.
SPKINGFIEIJ), OHIO, SATUItDATR EVENING, EEBKTJARY 14, 1885.
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OWEN, PIXLEY & CO.
Ohio Valley and Teuncssee: Slighily
warmer, fair weather todsy, followed on
Sunday morning by rain or snow, or partly
cloudy weather; variable wind.
3C. hs y.yy.-
You might just exactly as well cfler us 5c
u $9.99 for a $10 Sail; you would get it
Just as quick.
What's more conclusive proof that we are
ONE PRICE HOUSE
Than to know of a years business without a
jingle deviation from the marked prices.
There's an all Wool Suit $9, or a sabstac-
ial pair of Trousers for $3, or an Overcoat
-or $5, or little Boys Suit for $2. There are
ie Roods, there's the ticket, there's the price
ad the only price at which either or all can
be bought, and kllow us to add right here:
.We never (with no hardly about it) throw in
.srith a purchase, even the smallest, simplest
xticle, not even a collar trntton. All we"
sk above cost to rranufacture is the one
profit necessary to keep the ball rolling.
The (tc ends of our winter stock nre go
ng. It's time to look.
Much in Men's an 1 Boy's Clothing is now
Bargain Tables. So 20 per cent, business,
member, but clean shaves that everybody
Those $2 and $3 Suits for 4 to 10 year
iv will all be gone in a few days.
There's warmth, comfort, assortment, and
;"Sney saved. Five qualities in Shaker
''tit Socks, some scarlet, some blue, some
tmels hair, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40c Lambs
"ool Scarlets, 50 for 35. Fine Merino 25 to
It's an agreeable surprise to find' Troujers
much below, so much lower than you ex
ited, so different from what 3 ou've been
si to, so much easier bought.
36320$1.25, GSzG$2.50, C7CS$3. 7091
$3, 3444J.1.5, C538$4, and have you
-ticed how dumb the other houses arc?
fe never hush, we're doing all the year
Will you think of Fine Coats and Vests,
te enough for anybody, good enough for
? $10, $12, $15, $18, f0, $25.
-ffny do we keep City odd styles in Xcck--sar,
made to our order especially for the
iringfield market? Why do we carry
tes in Linen Collars and Cuffs, oversbadow
j all other stock of the city 1
Two big ones in Underwear. From the
jllar choice there are many garments that
-. worth a half or two thirds more. Then
tie Scotch Grey finished seams 40c , Small
OWEN, PIXLF.Y & CO.,
Springfield's Only One I'rice Clothier?, Fur
nishers and Hatters, 25 and 27 West Main
WARDER fc BARNETT.
Notice to Bread I3utor 1
Owing to the Ion; cold &pell, 0Jr mill has been
roaan up, consequently most of the grocers have
ofmplatel run out of "GOLDES FLbECK."
Hany families, to their regret, were complied
to purchase the cheap and lnfeiiur flour ihtt
flood this market, under the name of llol!er,"
"HuTiarian Process," etc
We are again running night and day, and Lore
to be able to place in the hands of all irrocer and
dealers " UOLUBX l'l.f.HVt.'' M. former
er Barrel In sacks or wood f 5.60
One-Fourth sick (19 lbs.) f.
One-Eighth sct (214 lbs.) .71
WAUDEtt 4 BaKSETT.
Corrected bt Cins. Xi. TAYM-tE 4 Co.
Dally Beport-Friday, Feb. 13, 1S85.
Bcttkk Good supply, but dull at Mc retail.
Eoos Good supply; c per doz.
Poultry Good demand; chlCKens, young, 20a
80c; old, 2535c each.
Apfles 11 OOal 50 per bush.
PoTiTOEa SOc per bush.
tiwRKT Potatoes SI.5ua20Dir bush. Jerseys
Cabaob Dull; 81.20 a J2.00 per bbL; 15c head.
Oxioj.9 Scarce; il.20ir buh.
Salt Snow-flake brand, S1.25 per bbl.
COAt Olt 10al5ai0c r gal.
Buoab-Cured Meats Sidea, 10c; shoulders, 10c;
iams. He; b. bacon, 10c.
Sugars A large demand and prices low
triated, 7c per lb: "A" white, 6.,c per lb; e
light, KC P" 10i Je"ow & Pr 10;
'"coiTEE Marke lower; Java, I0a..fc per lb;
Bio. golden. lsaJ) per lb; K10, prime green, 12a
15c per lb; KIo.x umon, 10c per id.
Molasses Ne Orleans,t0a6"cpergal;sorgliain
Rick Heat Carolina, SJ& per lb.
Oystkrs 30c per at.
Dried Apples-S l-3c per lb.
Dried Pkaciies-iOc per lb
CuicEMS-Ittessed, 2.75aJ3 35a$3 50 per dozen.
TURRETS- " 12Hcperlb.
Duces " t2 :5a3 " 1' do1-
Habbits tl 25al 50 per doi.
Fine washed, 28aS0c; unwashed, ofl.
Bajsus New 10al2Jc per lb,
Curraiiis Naw 7)ie ii lb.
Pbacmes Ualres lzc; mixed Sc per lb.
PkURES Kew 75c por lb.
8PBIMOKIK1.U HETAll. MAKKUS.
A Messenger at Korti, from Khar
toum, Denies the Story of the
Fall of the City and the
Death of Gordon.
English Authorities Do Not Credit
the Statement of the
Interesting Report of Today's Ses
sion of Congress.
The Bill to Pension the Widow of
General George H. Thomas
Passes the House.
Queen Victoria III.
Xewa From Kortl.
Loxdos, February 14. This afternoon the
Standard publishes a dispatch from
its correspondent at Korti stating that
a messenger had just arrived at Korti. He
declaies that Khartoum has not been cap
tured by the Mahdi. The messenger as-.crts
that he left Khartoum six days after Colonel
Sir Charles Wilson appeared before the city
in the boats sent from Gubat, and when he
(the messenger) left, General Gordon still
held Khartoum. The government officials do
not believe the messenger's story, and state
that no official information confirmatory of it
has been received.
Another dispatch from Korti states that
messengers who arrived from Khartoum profess
ignorance regarding the fall of Khartoum or
of the death of General Gordon. The Mudier of
Sangala refuses to credit the reports concern
ing the capture oi Khartoum by the Mnhdi
and the massacre of General Gordon and
garrison. The authorities here announce,
this afternoon, that they do. not believe'that
the messenger's statement rests on a satisfac
Latest Froin Suaklni.
Si'iKiH, February 14. Spies report a large
assemblage of hostile tribes from the south
gathcrrd St Tamois. The Mahdi's men, the
spie3 say, are perfectly acquainted with the
dttails of the British victories at Abu Klea
and Gubat, but they consider tbem unimpor-
tant. compared with tbe prophet's .sucw--i
capturing Knartoum. The story of this suc
cess has been spread and magnified every
where among the Arabs wbosympathize with
EI-Mahdi and all, apparently, are greatly
Queen Victoria III.
London, February 14. Dispatches from
Osborne teceircd this afternoon state Queen
Victoria is suffering from a severe cold and
has been unabls to leave her bed for the past
two days. Her Majesiy in consequence
has postponed the time of her return to
Not Yet Mad Known.
Kouti, Egypt, February 14. Messengers
have arrived from Khartoum. They were
siidays on their jsurney. The news they
biing of the recent events at Khartoum is not
vet made known.
Tramp Wreck a Train.
La whence, Kansas, February 14. There
was an attempt made yesterday by three
tramps to wreck the east-bound Sante Fe
passenger train. The party boarded the
train at Topeka and refused to pay fare. As
there were no stops betweeen Topeka and
Lawrence, the conductor did not attempt to
put them off, but waited until the train ar
rived here, when he locked the doors of the
car nnd demanded their fares or threatened
to have them arrested. Opening a window
they escaped and walking down the track
broke a lock on the switch and turned it.
The engine was ditched but the rest of the
train was saved by the slow Epeed at which
the train was moving. As it was, a few
bruises to the engineer and fireman was all
the pers nal damage done. The wreck was
cleared so that trains were moving by noin.
Two of the parties have been captured and
the third has been traced to Leavenworth,
Grateful Kelief tor Ireland.
Dcclik, February 14. The London cor
respondent of the Dublin Freman's Journal
statc3 lhat the government has decided to re
form the present system of judiciary in Ire
land. The bill for this purpose, the cor
respondent says, is already drafted. Among
the changes which the masure will introduce
is ill be a considerable refaction in number
of the Irish judges and it the number of
Kxauiluation ot hort.
New Yoek, February H.The court de
cided that the exa'ainition mist be confined
to the evidence in the defensj. Phelan, on
cross-examination, said,: "I ume to New
York last January for two purjosts one to
visit my sister, Mrs. Levi, at Northampton,
Mass., and to explain to certain persons the
article in the Kansas City Journa, I had a
talk with Kearnan about the artile, about
my purpose in coming here."
London, february 14. The polie and
other witnesses for the crown in the t.so ot
James G. Cunningham, alleged dyntniter,
charged with high treason lelony, in casing
the recent explosion in me lower, uav re
ceived letters threatening them with deaj it
they persist in giving damaging testimoy
against the prisoner.
Cincinnati, Ohio, February 14. Trains o
ihn Ohio and Mississippi rail road hav beer
and are now running regularly on schedule'.
time. There has been no snow blockade on
Trouble I'enillnc Between liernianr and
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Tia fwlnnial sprtinn. this nftprnnrtn secured of- 1
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report published yesterday that Germany had
annexed.tle island of Samoa, despite the pro-
tests ot England and American consuls.
A Colony Heard From.
London, February 14. Tho governor of
Victoria has cabled the Home government,
tendering to the Queen assurance that the
Colony ot Victoria is ready to do its part as
an integral portion of her majesty's Empire to
assert the power of England in Egypt.
Dublin, February 12. Peter Kelly, for
merly living near the town Moote, in county
Westmeath, was found dead near his bouse
this morning, his skull battered, and the place
where the body was found showed signs of a
Ferneust tut Chinese.
Victoria, II. C, February 14. The anti
Chinese immigration bill, with very stringent
provision, is on its way through the legisla
ture. A similar bill, passed by parliament,
last year, was rejected by the Ottawa govern
On to Canton.
Paris, February 14. Li France states that
General Urierede Lisle, after taking Langson,
will march against Canton.
Italy to the Front. .
Roys, February 14. It is reported that the
Government will send an Italian General to
Washington, February 13. Sksate. The
Indian appropriation bill was reported.
Mr. Allison, from the appropriation com
mittee, made a statement as to the condition
of tho appropriation bills before the Senate.
The D s Moines river land bill was then
taken up, Mr. Laphatn addressing the Senate.
After a long parliamentary wrangle, the
Senate took up the pauper labor bill. This
is the House bill and entitled "An act to pro
hibit the importation and migration of for
eigners and aliens under contract or agree
ment to perform labor in the United States,
its territories and District of Columbia."
Considerable debate arose on the bill.
Messrs. Hawley, Blair and Ingalls addressed
Mr. Shermau defended the bilL It was
directed not against freemen, but against
men whs were not their own masters, who
did not come as free individuals, but were
imported in a body at p:earranged prices, to
compete with free and intelligennmerican
workingmen. It was not race discrimina
tion. . Sherman had voted against the Chi
nese bill, and would havc( opposed this bill if
it were discrimination on account of race.
After further debate, the senate without ac
House Senate amendments to the unlaw
ful occupation of public Iand3 bill were con
A long argument sprang up as to the
length of time to be allowed on the river and
Bills passed: Amending the Pacific rail-
Tond-rp-aarelldlug X fieracifeUiIvo 10 "Hie"
The house then went into committee of the
whole on the postotfice appropriation bill,
and afterward adjourned.
WAsmsGTON.Febraary 1 4. House. When
the House met this morning ia continuation
of Friday's session, Willis moved that the
House go into committee of the whale on the
river and harbor bill and pending amend
ment, and then moved that all debate be lim
ited to one hour and a half.
Turner, (Georgia), rising to a point of or
der, said that when the gentleman made the
latter motion yesterday the point was made
that this was not' in older. The point had
been overruled, an appeal taken, and the mo
tion made to lay the appeal on the table. The
announcement had been made that, on this
motion, the yeas bad it, whereas it appeared
from the Record this morning, that the vote
stoo'a, yeas, 95; nays, 103.
Speaker pro tern (Blackburn) stated that
the Record was in error. The journal, which
was the official organ of the house, fhowed
that the appeal had been laid on the table.
The vote was yeas, 131; nays, 104.
On motion of llolman, a session was ordered
for tonight for the consideration of the legis
lative appropriation bills.
The regular order having been de
manded, the speaker announced the
regular Older to be the consideration
of the pension bills.coming over from last
Willis said it was clearly the intention of
the bouse yesterday to devote this morning's
session to the consideration of the river and
harbor bill; and asked unanimous consent
that the regular order be suspended with, but
The first bill coming over was one granting
a pension of $2,000 per annum to the widow
of General George 11. Thomas, and after de
late it passed yeas, 143; nays, 52.
Willis then renewed his motion, and Reed
made the point that the postoflice appropria
tion bill must be considered as the preious
question, having been ordered.
The speaker overruled the point on the
ground tint it was understood that the bill
should not come up until the reading of Fri
day's journal, and held that this morning's
session was but a prolongation of last night's
Kelly thee made a point of order that un
der that ruling no bussines- was in order but
the consideration ot the pension bill.
The speaker over-ruled the point of order.
The house had disposed of all business cotn
i ng over from last night and it was now
competent for it to proceed to other business.
Kelly appealed from the decision and
Willis moved today the appeal on the table.
The latter motion was agreed to 132 to 3.!.
After half an hour consumed by the speaker
in ruling upnu points of order, answering
parliamentary inquiries and in endeaoricg,
rather unsuccessfully, to suppress the disorder
and confusion on the floor the question re
curred on Willis's motion to limit the debate
on the pending section of the river and har
bor bill to one und a half hours and it was
agreed to and then the house went into com
mittee of the whole, Hammond in the chair,
on bill indicated.
After the reading of the pending section by
the clerk, a discussion arose as to how the
hour and a half allowed for debate should be
distributed, and the chair asked the aid of the
committee to enable him to put a bushel into
a peck measure. Pi oposition after proposition
was made, and plan after plan suggested, but
all proved unsatisfactory, and no arrange-
ment was arrived at and the power of recog-
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I Turner, (Georgia), raised a point of order
acaiast the Hennepin anal paragraph.
contended that in repotting this clause to the
House the committee on rivers and harbors
had exceeded .its ' jurisdicticn and
infringed upon tbc jurisdiction of
the committee on railros.ls and canals. The
Hennepin canal clause was no moregermaine
to the bill than would.be a proposition to
cocstrnct an elevated railroad from ocean
to ocean or to d;g the Nicaragua canal.
It also clashed ,with the rules,
in that it changed the existing law and was
not ic the direction of the retrenchment of
Henderson argued thar if there was any
fo-ce at all in the objection that the
committee on rivers and harbors
had not jurisdiction over the subject, that ob
jection was waived by the house when it re
ferred bill to the committee of the whole.
Mitchell prcseited me-jiorial of the Legis
lature of Pennsylvania urging the reimburse
ment by the United States to the State of
Pennsylvania of all sun expended in defense
of the United States. Referred. Hale, from
committee on appropriations reported agricul
tural appropriation bill, with amendment.
He said the Senate Ccmtnittee's docket was
now. clear, this being the last.
Bills to quiet titles of' Des Moines river
settlers was then placed before the senate, and
Lapham continued his speech against it.
Coldmbcs, February 13. Both branches ot
the Legislature met and adjourned until four
o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Nothing was
done in the house. In the senate Mr. Lever
ing introduced a bill compelling insurance
companies to be more explicit in their annual
statements. It amends section 3C30 of the
Revised Statutes so as to requite the compa
nies to make, under oitb, a complete return
of assets and liabilities, detailed statement ot
receipts and disbursements for the preceding
year, together with the namesjof all trustees,
officers and employe, and the amount of
compensation paid to each. Mr. Van Cleat,
at the request ot the Indian Association ot
Southern Ohio, and the "Woman's Home
Mission," presented the resolutions of the
New York Legislature recommending a
change in the Indian policy ot the govern
ment. A Jtleannre to 1'romute American Cim
Washington, February 14 Senator Frye
today introduced the following as an amend
ment to the poskffice appropriation bill, and
asked its reference to the committee on post
ofheesand po3troads: For transporting mails
for the United States for the fiscal year 18S6
between any ports in the United Slates
or any foreign port, or between the
ports 0' the Atlantic and ports
on the Pacific, through any foreign territory,
in amount not exceediug $000,000 cf the net
revenues of the United States postoflice de
partment, on mail matter lent to foreign
countries during the fiscal year of 1885,
or lor expenditure thereof. The post
master general shall contract fo- said
smice alter legal advertisement with the
lowest responsible bids, pioriding that the
rate thereof shall not exceed fifty cents a mile,
one trip each wavaactually4traveled between
;;tcrTtnn poirfc-Sz-acciB! ijjio vxm-
traded for shall be carried on American steam
ships. Jlore Threats.
London, February 14. The authorities
have again received letters containing warn
ings that St. Paul's Cathedral and the Bank
of England will be attacked with dynamite.
Detectives Rocher and Wilson, two of the
government's principal witnesses against
Cunningham and Burton, are an
noyed by the frequent reception ot
threats azainst their lives. Recently, these
threats have been written on paper stamped
with fkull and cross bones and apparently is
sued by feme murderous organization. De
tective Rocher received a letter advising him
to order his coffin and assuring him that he
would meet his fate belore next Saturday.
That October Election.
Washington, February 14. Clark, Com
missioner of Pensions, was before the com
mittee on payment of pensions, bounty and
back pay, today, nud testified that while he
vyas acting commissioner, during October
last, Ratsbane and Jacobs, epecial pension ex
aminers, were absent from their work nt Co
lumbus, Ohio, without his knowledge or per
mission; that they had no right to leave their
work without his permission. He said,
further, that these special examiners were
acting under orders from Colonel Dudley,
who was then at Columbus, Ohio.
Icu lu the aiuaklucara.
Cincinnati, February 11. The Times-
Star's Zinesville, Ohio, special says: The
Muskingum river is gorged from here to Mc
Connellsville, thirty miles. The mills here
have been stopped by back-water. Travel on
the roads along the river bank .s suspended
by overflowing ice.
Colored Troops lor Egypt.
CoLLiMraooD, Out., February 14. The
mayor of this town has volunteered to raise
a colored regiment fpr active service in the
buoiv in Virginia.
Lynchburg, Va., February 14. It has been
snowing tur to days, nun slight intermis
sions. It is now falling li rely, and is likely
to be the deepest snow for many years.
At Springfield, West Virginia, a young
lady, Miss Mary Cox, wa3 taken violently ill
a few days since and was supposed to have
died, and was buried. At the fuceial one
lady insisted that she was not dead and the
next day the grave was opened, and, to the
horror ot all, it was found that the girl had
been buried alive. The lining was torn from
the sides of the casket and the pillow was in
shreds. The poor girl had literally stripped
the clothes from her body. Her hands and
arms were torn and bleeding and the lips
uere bitten through nnd handsful of hair
wre 'orn from her head. The girl had come
to life and had made a fearful struggle to
escape. The awful affair fills the community
Col. Tom Butord, the man who killed
Judge Elliott, has just died in the Anchorage
Luua'io Asylum, Kentucky. Alter a most
sensational trial Ilulord was adjudged a luna
tic and sent to the asylum, I rum which be :s
cape'd, going across the river into Indiana,
where he lived about a year hunting and
fishing, the asylum olficials being unable un
der the law to bring him back to Kentucky.
Without friends or money, Buford grew sick,
and finally was forced by want to go back to
the asylum, where he remiined till his death.
It is only seen years since he killed Judge
Elliott, but in that time Buford saw bis fam
ily lose all their property, and the trouble of
hit brother was undoubtedly the cause of the
suicide ot the noted turfman, General Abe
Buford, who killed himself last summer.
United Slates Senator-elect Stanford, Mrs.
Stanford and Mrs. Charles Crocker are to es
tablish a tabernacle, with free 6eats, in San
Francisco, and Parson Newman is to be the
pastor. A good deal of attention will be
given to spiritualism.
Nearly all the business portion of Ovid,
Seneca county, New York, has been burned
George Gasser, a Youngstown drayman,
belongs to a new kind of a "church" near by,
whose members call themselves the "Follow
ers of Christ," and pretending to have a com
munication from Christ, Ga;ser has recently
made two murderous assaults on his little boy
The police are now watching him.
The Union League club (New York) gave
Senator-elect Evarts a grand reception Friday
night. Mr. Evans delivered n brief, but able
and eloquent address.
The Scotch Highlanders and the English
Hussars will storm Metemneb.
A large amount ot wreckage of all descrip
tions has been washed ashore at the Delaware
breakwater, and near Cape Henlopen. It is
supposed to bebng 19 the bark Thomas
Fletcher, which cleared from BrunswickGa.,
October 25, tor Buneos Ayres, and has not
arrived at her destination.
Patrick MdCov, a blind inmate of the Na
tional Soldiers' Hume, at Dayton, recently
left the institution on a thirty dars' furlough.
Atthe time of his departure the circumstauce
was commented upon as it was supposed he
had no friends or relatives living. Since then
the following wonderful story has come to
light: About the middle ot last month a
stranger by the name of C. C. McCoy died
suddenly and mysteriously in Charlotte, N.
C. On his pcison were found papers which
identified him as a resident of Chester, S. C.
Among his effects was lound a will leaving
his property to a brother, Patrick McCoy,
whom he had not seen for years, and who he
thought was dead. Letters from Patrick,
written while serving his country,were found,
and from these he was Ucated by discovering
the regiment to which he belonged, the
Thirty-ninth New Ye.ru Infantry. The es
tate which thus comes to the blind brother is
valued at $50,000. Patrick is now on his
way to Chester to take possession of his
brother's pro; erty.
John Kelly, the leader of the New York
Tammany Democracy, is seriously ill.
Oliver Bro., 4 Phillips' mill, at Woods'
Run, near Pittsbury, thul down on account
of lack of orders.
There is no immediate daDger to Ohio river
craft at Cincinnati and vicinity from floating
Leon C. Homer, a hardware dealer, Troy,
Ohio, dropped dead in his store of rheuma
tism of the heart.
Seven of the witnesses in the Ford-Murphy
murder cas", tried in New Orleans, have
been indicted for perjury.
The House Elections Committc decided not
to report 'upon election contests except for
Arthur O'Brien, who killed Antony NocJ
ker, in Cincinnati, was bound over to answer
the charge ot manslaughter.
Samuel Boil, while attempting to rescue a
drowning dog, was himself drowned in tho
Miami river, near Dayton, O.
William Washam ar.d a woman purport
ing to be his wife, living at Connersvillc,
Ind., were suddenly stricken with insanity.
John Wright, a Coshocton, O , burglar, was
riddled with buckshot as he was in the act of
breaking into a house in that city.
The contract for building the new court
house at Troy, O., was awarded to T. B.
Townsend, of Zanesville, at his bid, $130,
158.G4. Maud S. will be trained next summer at
Belmont Park, near Philadelphia, and will
be taken there as soon as the weather will
General Login and Colonel Morrison were
nominated for United States Senator at the
joint session ot the Illinois legislature. No
vote was taken.
Committees of the National Protective
Tariff League, and the American Protective
Tariff Association, have decided to merge
the two organizations.
Stephen Fairall, a summons deputy of the
sheriff af Benton county, Ind., was found
frozen to death near Oxford. He was out
David Dudley Field celebrated the eightieth
anniversary of bis birth at the residence of
his brother, Cyrus W. Field, in New York.
The congratulations were hearty and numer
France is accused of establishing a pro
tectorate over Spanish territory in rt'est
The French in Torquin are fighting their
way toward Langson, where they expect to
An official report places the number of
Anarchists in Switzerland at 2,000.
The remains of C-trdinal McCabe will lie in
state for several dajs.
The Pope has issued a bull against Catho
lics attending Euglish Universities.
3tA C.AZIXEAXJi KttSfA PER SO TES
Messrs. C H. Pierce i Co , Market street,
havo all the magazines and wetkly newspa
pers as soon as they are issued. He sells
mountains of Harpers, Atlantics and Centu
ries every monib.
We are glad to learn that our old and b;gh
ly esteemed younj friend, Mr. Frank S. Pres
brey, his been appointed business manager
and managing editor of that vigorous and
prosperous journal, the Daily and Weekly
Youngstown News-Register. He is a bright
and enterprising newspaper man.
The chief literary feature of Chai.tauqui,
in August, is the large quarto daily paper,
the Assembly Herald, edited and published
by Dr. T. L. Flood. This is issued
fpr three weeks, at $1. The Doctor pub
lishes at Mcalrille, Pa, the Chautauquan
(magazine) monthly, at $1.50 a year, and we
take pleas ire in saying that it is the most in
structive as well as one of the most interest
ing magazines for the family that can be ob
tained anywhere. The Chautauquan now
has about CO, 000 subscribers, a number of
whom reside in this city.
Mr. Brayton L. Nichols, formerly of the old
Republic, and afterwards ot the Gloue-Re-pcblic,
is now the editor of the Evening Ob
server, at Dunkirk, New York, and is mak
ing of it a very lively and excellent paper.
Mr. Nichols is a rising young journalist, oi
most sterling qnalities.
THE WIDOW'S PALACE
MRS. MARK HOPKINS AND HER NEW
HOUSE AT GREAT BARRINGTON.
The Toienr or 3O,000,OO Invln a
Million Hollar Ufildcnco In California
to IJo in a Finer One In 3La-
Sew York World.
A paragraph was published some dnys ago
in which it was sai I that Mrs. Mark Hop
kins, of California, had detorininod to build
a $5,000,000 re&idenco nt Great Harrington,
Mass. Itovious to that the Boston papers
had publkhed the report that tho bouse was
to cost only one-fifth that sum anl the
third and last report U that the amount
to be exiondd ia only SoOC.OOU It is
true, indeed, that Mr Hopkiin 13 going to
build a residence at Great Birrin'ton.
It is furthorm jra true that it u ti 1 a vory
expensive one; tho mo-t expensive probably
in Massachusetts, or even New England. It
will not cost so much as $5,00 ),0W, but it
will cot mora than SI 000.00O. The plans
aro completed and havo boon accepted.
They now r,t in the hmds of New York
architects nnd will not bo made public for
some time. Work on tho fou-idatior; of the
building will be commenced th3 oininj
spring ami Mrs. Hopkins expects to soo it
ready for occupancy throe years hen 3.
There is some interesting history woven in
and about the life ot MrsL ilark Hopkini
She is tho widow of Hark Ilopkins who was
ona of the five men of California who built
tho Central Pacific railroad and niado each
a princely fortune out of it. The others
were Leland Stanford, C P. Huntington,
and the two Crockers. Hopkins was the
treasurer of tho company from its organiza
tion in 1SG1 or thereabout, till his death in
167S. He left an estate that was inventoried
He die I without having mado a will and
without children. By the common laws Mrs.
Hopkins would havo been entitled to only
one-third of the immense estate. The courts
made her the executrix, and 0 took poses
sion, but tho two brothers of her deceived
husband, Moses an 1 Samuel, or rather Moses
and the sons of Samuel, for tho latter had
died, brought a suit against her "and secured
her removal from thj executorship of the es
tate, and an accounting of it The matter
was finally compromised, Moses Ilopknu
and the torn of Samuel Hopkins Leing con.
tent to receive together some f4,000,000 in
hard cash. Mrs. Hopkins got the remainder,
which, as already stated, now amounts to
about ?S,000,000. Thus do we come to
know who Mrs. Mark Hopkins is and how she
became so rich.
Before Mark Ilopkins died he built the
first of those palatial residences that have
sinco excited the wonder and admiration of
all who have in tho past ten years visited
the city of San Francisco. It was con
structed of wood, like all the others of its
class, but had about it all tho elaborateness
and extravagance of some of the finest
English country kou-es. It was said to
have cost $l,fOJ,000, and at that tiim the
Stewart residence in Now York city was the
only dwelling-house in America that had
cct that sum. It was tho Hopkins mansion
that mado Knob Hill tLe fashion-ible quar
ter of San Francisco. All havo beanl of tho
splendid residences that Governor Stanford,
James Flood and other California million
aires have since built there. Stnce her hus
baniVs death Mrs. Ilopkins ua3 purchased
Meulo park, Italston's famous country place,
and there she has settled ber ndoptol son
James, a young man of 20, who recently
married a Miss Crittendea, of California, a
niece of Mrs. Hopkins.
. Notwithstanding, all the-e .larn "93PJS j
svons, not to speaK or otuers on tue l"acific
slope, Mrs. Hopkins proposes to make her
home in ber husband's native town
of Great Harrington, Moss. She has
always had an affection for the place and
comes there liecauso its pecplo an 1 surroun J
ings are congenial to their tastes. Earing
recent years Mrs. Hopkins has coino horu to
spend her summer. It was thero that she
lived when a young girl, and there that she
was married. Wncn she grew rich she
added the porticoes, put colored glass in
some of the windows and furnished it lux
uriantly. The carpets in every room aro as
soft as down, tho chairs aro of antique ma
hogany upholstered in yellow silk plush.
Every bit of pottery, every piece of bronse,
every foot stool, every sofa, lounge, chair,
stand, vaso or w uatover it may be, bears
evidence of having been selected with culti
The new dwelling that is to supplant the
ol I will be ITS by 143 feet and will lie built
of blue dolomite. It is a very hard stone, of
finer grain than granite, and is obtained
from a neighboring quarry owned by Mrs.
Hopkins hciJelf. Tho exterior walls are to
show the st 3ne in rough surface with cut
seams. Tl e tab!os"and the coachman's cot
tage aro already built. They are of tho
same dolomite to be employed in tho con
struction of the resi lence and look as though
they would enduro through all the ages to
come. I cannot give a de cription of the
residence fur the excellent reason that I havo
not seen the drawings.
Tho ground u;wn which Mrs. Hopkins is to
build her castle extends a hundred yards
along, the principal street, and Kick of it, to
the south a little, is a level mea low valley
that runs ell along tbe shore of the Uousa
tonic and to the foot of the picturesque Berk
shire hills on the other side. In the mid it of
this smooth meadow field is an artificial
basin in which is a fountain from which in
summer springs a stream of water nearly a
hundred feet into the air and corner down in
a mist that is as soft as a silken veiL
Mrs. Hopkins is a woman of great strength
of character. She is well fitted to care for
the vast estate left her. Both in appearance
and in mental characteristics she is strongly
masculine, bhe is of commanding appear
ance, and one is nlwoys made to feel, when
in her presence, that she has tbe unniMak
able elements of superiority. She is thor
oughly acquainted with all the ways of busi
ness, has a broad grasp of financial ques
lions, looks after ber vast interests with the
closest minuteness, and dnves a barg in with '
tact aud economy. Her husband was pas
sioiaf ly fond of horses; so is she. Her
stable at Great Harrington is ono of the com
pletest an 1 most comfortable in the country.
Its inmates are of the finest breeding and
movement, and are looked after by their
colored master k ith the greatest care. Dur
ing her vi-it to Great Barringtou Mrs, Hop
kins may be seen on the afternoon of every
fair day driving out behind a pair of fine
trotters, sha herself holding tho reins. She
makes lung excursions about the surround
ing country, and every inhabitant, young or
old, knows her. She is tho gnat woman of
It is an old suyinr that a boy is always
hungry; it i- equally true that if a girl is not
tungry nt least thiea iiinoiaday she is in
"ircng physual cvnlitioii.
The late-t suap f.r colfoe cups is square
the latest decoration wil 1 flower-, apparently
jrowin? up from thj base of th3 cup, all
e-urpet covering tlu entire floor aro no
longer fashionable. When' tho rioor is not
of finely polished wood cr handsomely
painted, it is covorel with a good quality of
Chinese matting, wh.ch is now brought out
in artistic shades of red, blue, yellow and
Oriental mixtures, aud covered with rugs.
Squeaky Shoe Sites.
A very annoying thing to one-elf or 'to
one's f rienls is a si jeaky sole to yoar shoeC
Take the offending shoe to your shoemaker
and have him put a peg in the center ot the
sole and you will find jour soul doad to
music ever after.
Will Try It Af.ill.
At a late meeting of the Berlin ociert
was stated that four polar cxpoditioaNiro
now in preparation, one of them to go to'tbe
f MURPHY &. BRO. Bj
48 & 50 Limestone,
now open a most
plete line of
In CAMBRIC ami NAINSOOK.'
Exquisite patterns in Matched
Goods and ALLOVERS to
match. TURKEY RED and
INDIGO EDGES and ALLOVERS
Choice patterns in Narrow
NAINSOOK Edgings, WIDE
FLOUNCINGS, etc. The de
signs this season in Embroid
eries are without doubt the
most exquisite that have ever
been produced, and prices
very much lower than last
year. We also invite your at
tention to our stock of Ham
burg NET Allovers and Trim
ming to match, quite as effec
tive as the Embroidery and at
less than 1-4 the price.
TORCHON LACES, 2c. per
yard up. Linen Frilling Hem
stitched Nainsook frilling, and
We call to your notice also our
stock of '
WHITE GOODS !
White and Ecm Linen
d'lncJe, English and French
Nainsook, English Cambric,
Bar and Stripe 'Nainsooks,
Massalia, a new fabric, All
over Tuckings and Reviersiher
Drawn Work Etfects, Ameri
can Cambrics. Lonsdale, Ber
wick 3nd Berkley Cambric in
all numbers. Extra fine
brands of Bleached Muslin at
low -prices, Irish and Flemish
Linens, and many other new
and staple goods.
N. B. Bargains in Hosiery,
Table Linen and Towels, on Cheap
Table. Also some special bargains
in Cassimeres for boys' wear.
The x:nll-li Jonrnalist and lecturer
Chats About This, Tliat anil the Other.
George Augustus Sala. is taking a sh-rt
"run through the states," a five-weeks' trip.
He is something of a surprise, and a good
deal of an entertainments When he had un
locked the door of his spacious hotel Apart
ment tho otner evening and bidden his visitor
enter, ho took up a hand raagnifying-gloss
of generous eim and read a half-dozen
cards awaiting his arrival. Beneath this
same glass put tlu3 original Englishman,
whose reputation is mora than British, and
see what you make of hirn. lie is about five
feet ten, bhows a reasonable suspicion of
politeness, wears a gray mustache that re
proaches his slick, black hair for not show
ing age faster, has hazel eyes that sometimes
get pursed up in the fat wrinkles that dashes
of humor or ccr?contration of thongbt coil
into existence, has a complexion that is
highly florid, and seemingly characterizes a
thoroughly healthy man; has a head that
speaks of vigor and British will and
obstinacy; has a nose that is sui generis, and
speaks for itself.
lie say clever things without destroying
their elfect by self-applauvx He is dry,
something like Mark Twain in this respect,
and can talk right on until ho has said
enough, and then he stops. He converses
with animation. That he is courteous goes
without saying. It wasn't exactly categori
cal inquisition tnt Mr. Sala was made the
subject of tho other evening. He rambled
in pleasant fashion and with expressed pur
pose avoided all declaration of his views
about the latj dynamito explosions.
In the coarso of conversation tho question
By the way, Sir. Sola, it may be legiti
mate to ask how yoa pronounce your
Weiy said the gentleman, pleasantly,
"as long as you tlon't call it Chce-kay-go or
Cmcmn-ay-ti. I suppose I may call it Sab-la.
Ynn know Thrtn 1 n.tfc lhft fxlifoi. nf Th $&'
New York Sun I didn't know whether to call 'f
him Sir. Day-na or Dah-na. Though I'm
English in every lespoct, I haven't a ilrop of i ;' 'jisVi?!
Anglo-Saxon blood in my veins, lor my
mother came from Demarrara, a corner ot
me- oouui American continent, ana my ;
father was Italian." 'P1 ,g
So the distinguished Englishman's name is t,.4i:
called Sahla, and when be writes his signa-
ture he produces tt slowly, precisely, and
acenrato to his confirmed type of hand as'sCij
tnoush the autogrranh were the work of
an engraver's tooL It's a very neatiA.
name when, after the concentrated;.:?
effort that its production seems to costSi
wrought witn many a irown and funnys'
& " "...- ..., uwu.,,. uiuw.
tsala," with an angular scrawl cf nourishes
attached that might stars! for the autographs
oi tii sultan mmsir.
Mr. Sala is bound for San Francisco and 2'
irflnfi tr tfrla tlm ltiiljiIi nnfn m V.. r-a --i
he thinks he'll follow th.3 Unitol States mAlLrfe"
lie thinks well of our potal service. SayiS?
"Do you know tout PO-tal deliveries hem
are wonderful. AVhy, I had a letter follow'.
mn from NV v "Vurl? ts PMImlsafnlifo r "Rl54
flltiri1a tt W'niUnTtnn ay,A fti.ollw in fi&
.. f S.W LKUUlgtbU, UI1U U1411J fcJ VUT A
cinnau. line suppose it was 3 tailor's
that was at tor you why, it would
yon to Key 'West and tho Dry Tortugasv
Scientist and Toet.
The man of science cling! to his object, I
tho inarsup.al embryo to it teat, until
has filled himself as full 03 he can hold;
poet takes a sip of his dew-drop, throws' I
head up like a chicle, rolls his eyes arour.
contemplation of the heavens above
and the universe in general, and
thinks of asking a LimuEan question "
the flower that f urnidied hiia.bis dew-drl
com- pi j3