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Springfield Globe -Republic
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Volume "V". IS'umlor 1U. I
SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, SATURDAY EVEESTG, AAUCII 7, 1885.
THE 8PBINOPIELT) nEPOIlTJC
i VolumoIXXI. Number ao.
Washin. T..,Miih T. Tor llie Ohio Valley
aod Tei n a-. I, , il nuf, rxrrpt in woit
iror'i n si bt ll' ,n tfmerture; wis'.erly
n-ds in it nirt!ou, with ri'inp baroniefr;
southerly n.ads in east portion, ith falling
Why dou'l the gentleman who drop-
cd some nioiiej on our lloor hist Tuesd.iy
conic for it .' j
It is well non ntiii ihon to sol the
whole vcops of our More before joii.
(ent Fine Linen ('olI.trsitmlCiifT-i.
Tine Dross N'eckyycar.
Scarf l'ins and Collar Buttons.
Silk and Linen Handkerchief-.
Cotton, I.Mo, Bjlbriggan and Silk
31cus, Youth and Ito)'s Suspenders.
Fine Dress Shirts.
Faiuj Percale Shirts.
French ltalhriggan Underwear.
Lisle Thrcak Underwear.
India (Jaue Underwear.
Scarlet and Cimclshiiir Uuilrrn ear.
Canton Flannel Underwear.
Jean and Jaconet Shirisand Drawers.
Solid Indigo Itlne Workiug Shirts.
Cheuol Shirts, lariety of jutterns.
.Mens, Month's and lloj's Flannel
Unliher Oyer (Garments.
Scotch Gingham Umbrellas.
Denim Working Jackets.
Painters Apronlront Orerails.
Blue Denim Overalls.
lloj'sDiick On rails.
-Hen's Sight Holies. .
Uoyls Shirt Waists.
Men's Dress Caps.
Onirc and Traveling Cjps.
Stiff Urim and Soil Hats.
Grips, Iljgs and Satchels.
ltoj's Long Hosiery.
Paper Cjllars and Cnfl.
Child ren'.slinec I'jnt Suit.
Boy's School Suits.
Children's Separate Pants and Coats.
Youth's Seperatc Pants.
Men's Separate Pants.
Men's, Boy's and Youth's Separate
Youth's H'i and Children's Oier
coats. Jean Suits.
Jean Pants and Separate Coal.
Children's Jersey Suils.
Kid, Caster, Dogskin, Buckskin and
Together with fulij equipped custom
Clothing Jlaniifacttirers and Retailers
at Wholesale Prices, 25 and 27 West
Main Street, Springfield, Ohio.
S. It. Hats arrived this morning.
Tutse renowned pianos are kept In all styles at
ih Arcade l'iana and Oran House. Some
new tles just arriring for spring trade.
Write for Prices and Catalogue:
We Have Some Rare
la fceon 1-UanJ Funoi We must male room for
our spring stock that lias comiucaced to arrive,
ion.l rellible jnH wanted to sell our entire
Jin of rnondifrpns merer city an Jt town In
Sott to tli AdJre--,
R. F. BRANDOM & CO.,
The Knller 'ikaterc.
m Youk. Murth 7. The score of tie
comiwtncrs t tin rjilcr skaters' match at 10
o clock ibi J morning was: Daoovan, 1,013;
'i- I, Oniclia,
0G4; Haddocks, 003;
Glad to Hear It.
M t- S 7 -T!.e Mi
'I'ns o Lome
1S r.iLl,l, lu a -,'C. 'i, ii J, ii el the idea of
aa approai L i;. war with Itu-sia u 1 - d 1
WJUlJ h pfi' "u -tt 1 d
4 VfJ"-'-Jf7-vCrsrit J
Secretary Chandler Gets Off a Joke
as He Expires!
Tliry Take IOHeslou.
Washington, March T -I'loaiplly at "2
oVlock four of President Cleveland's Cabinet,
liiyard, Whitney, Endicott, and Garland,
entered the oflice ot the Senciary of State.
Mrs. Kndicott, wite of the niw Secretory of
War, accoinraaied the partv, as did also
Justice Field, of the U. S. Supreme Court.
Immediately alter entering Bajark took the
oath of office, which was administered
ly Justice Fields, Secretary rrelinghuysen
and Assistant Secretary Davis were pre ent;
also Senator Payne, of Ohio, and ex-Attorney
General Pierrcpont. The party then went to
the roon occupied by Secretary Chandler,
where Whitney took the oath of oflice as Sec
retary of the Nary.
In Secretary Lincoln's oflice, where Lieu
tenant General Sheridan and staff, of the war
department had assrmbltd, the oath was
administered to Kodicott. Mrs. Tudicott eu
tered the room as fojn as Jus ice Fields had
administetel the rath. Various army officers
were in turn introduced to the new seeret-try
by Mr. Lincoln
Attorney General Girland was sworn into
office at the department of Justice. The
cath was adminitterei by Justice Field
in the presence of Attorney General
Ifrewster, Secretaries Bsyard, Manning, Whit
ney, Endicott and Lamar, and a few others.
Brewster will continue to act as Attorney
General until Monday, whn he will formally
present "his successor to the United States
Supreme Court. The party proceeded from
the Department of Justice to the Treasury
Department, where the oath of dike was ad
ministered toSeretary Manning.
The) Ilave Cone.
WasnivcTox, March 7. In the State, War
and Xav department building this morning
the retiring secretaries bide the chiefs and
clerks who served under them good-bye, and
complimented them on their services. Secre
taries Frelinghuyiei and Lincoln met their
subordinates in the offices which the heads ol
the Stite and War departments have occupied.
Secretary Chandler called upon his sub
ordinates in their respective rooms.
No official Lcsiness of any character was
transacted by the rctiiing officers.
Prior to the incoming secretary taking the
oath of office the building was filled with
Congr ssman-elect t'r heeler (Ala.) beadod
the delegation that eiiteied the apartment
o:cupicd by the Secretary of the Xavy. The
members ot the delegation were men of above
the average size and numbered abaut a dozen.
They were introduced to the retiring secre
tary, eve.y one as a general or a colonel.
Chandler, a man small in stature, quietly
folded bis bands in front of him and plain
tively remarked: "Gentlemen, give me time
to pray." When he turnel to Wheeler and
was abaut to ask: "Where are the judges?"
he found that the congressman-elect had left
the room for a moment; but he soon returned
with four Alabamians, to all whom he intro
duced the secretary.
The Treasury in the llamls of the De
mocracy. Wasiiugtox. March 7. The formal trans
fer ot the treasury department from ex-secretary
McCullough to secretary Manning, took
place this morning. The new secretary was
escorted to the department by the retiring
secretary, who called at his bouse for him.
i-oon after their arrival Mr. McCullough pre
sented assis'ant secretaries French and Coon
to the new secretary. Mr. Manning, who
had not yet taken the oath, said be
would probibly qualify during the
day, but as be did not propose
to enter actively into the bu-iness of the otT'ce
until Monday he requested the ass'stance of
Secretary Coon to sign mail for him today as
acting secretary. Mr. Manning and Mr. Mc
Cullough tLen retired to the secretary's pri
vate office and remained elojeted together
several hours, talking over the business and
personnel ot llie depwtment. A large num
ber o! persons cal'ed to pay their respects to
the new secretary but were denied admission.
Skates and Itase Hull.
New York, March 7. In the roller skating
tournament Donovan male his 1,000 miles
between 5 and C o clock this morning and
the girden rang with cbers and .applause.
With one exception, Djnovan has, in his
time eclipred the longest distance
ever accomplished by a human be
ing in six days in any mode
iu locomotion that required physic il exer
tion. The exception was the six day bicycle
record of Charles Lorrent, in England, when
1,272 miles were made.
A general meeting of the National Bie
Bill league is being held at the Fifth Avenue
llunor to Cordon.
Londov, March 7. The Pall Mall Gazette
urges that the best testimonial it is possible
to make for General Gordon would be the
formation of a Gordon Free State upon the
plan of the Congo free state, formed by an
international African association. The new
State to embrace the Nile country, its object
to be, the holding of that country as a water
way. The Gazette thinks the formation of
the proposed Gordon free state should be ef
fected after the construe ion of the Saakim
and Berber railway.
Wall Street, New York, March 7. The
weekly bank statement shows the following
changes: Loan3 increase 3,793,000, fpftie in
cea'e 2,123,000 legal tenders decrease 3,01)0,
000, depi'it ise-ei'e 3,0DS,000, circulation
increase 178,000, reserve decrease 1,735,000.
TI.c batiks now hold 47.335,000 in excess of
American Utiles for China.
Giuraltek, March 7 The British steam
ship Stratblcven arrived here with a cargo of
Remington rifles and ammunition. As its
destination is presumably China the French
consul telegraphed Pari3 for instructions as
to whether the S'rathleven would be allowed
Has He "Got 'em'' Again?
Pittsbcbg, Pa., March 7. On account of
indispo'ition of Jos. K. Enmet, actor, no per
formance will be ghen at llie opca liousi'
this afternoon or tonight. Emmet was taken
tj the West Pennsylvania Hospital.
riill. Thoinioii-feecretarjr Lincoln-Gen.
Cranl' Couimlmlon .signed.
Wasiiimito-, March 7. rhil. Thompson,
of Kentucky, is making a strong fight for the
Commissionership ol Internal Revenue.
When the commission was made
out for the appoiutment of General
Grant on the retired list, Secretary Lincoln
retained it a the war depaitmcnt, thinking
it proper that the new secretary should be
given an opportunity to sign it.afterits signa
ture by the president. Yesterday morning the
president sent for it, in order that there might
be no delay in making the appointment.
Secretary Lincoln took the commission to the
Executive Mansion in person and handed it
to the President remirklng that he had not
yet acted upon it because he thought
Judge Eidicott would be pleased to attend
to it as one of his first official dutie3. "That
was very thoughtful in you, Mr. Lincoln,"
observed the President. "I have no doubt" it
would be a pleasure to Judge Endicott, still I
will sign it myself that there may be
no delay, and then Judge Endicott
can countersign it." President Cleveland
thereupon affixed his sigcaturc The com
mission, after the official record wa3 made,
was returned to the war department. This
morning it was on the desk ot the new sec
retary of war, and the first official act of Sec
retary Endicott was to countersign it.
The Uueluess Completed.
Wasiiixoiov, March 7. Postmaster Gen
eral Vilas and Secretary Lmar took the
ojth of office and entered upon the discharge
of their duties.
Wasuimitox, March C For the first time
since be retired from the Senate Mr. Blaine
was at the Capitol today. During the fore
noon Senator Evarts called upon him and
stayed until time to start to the Senate. Mr.
Blaine intited the Senator to take a seat in
his carringe saying be would drive him to
the Capitol. The carriage was driven under
the archway at the Senate end, and several
who caught sight of Mr. Blaine chatted with
him for a few minutes. He did not get out
of bis carriage. In political circles some im
portance was attached to Senator Evarts' vis
its to Mr. Blaine. It was said that the two
spent most of the morning in consultation,
and the inference was that is related to polit
The sou Hi Ahead.
Every Northern Republican paper that has
said a word about the supremacy of the South
s'nee the election has been roundly abused
by the Democratic press, and the cry has been
raised that the Republican papers were en
deavoring to create a sectional feeling again.
That the South proposes to take the reins in
band and force the Democrats of the North
to "knuckle down" to the interests of tne
late Confederacy is evident from ihe atti
tude of Congress since the clectioj, and
the work ot the lower house during the
pat two months is a very good indication of
what may be ixpected during the next two
years, livery measure proposed in the inter
ests of the business men ot the North has been
summarily voted down or strangled at the
outset. Every bill cousidered in the interest
of the Southern States has gone through with
a rush. lexas has secured more public
buildings this winter than all the Western
States together. It was only necessary to
know that the Texas delegation were for
it to secure the passage of a bill appro
priating thousands of dollars for a coun
try village in that State. Nor is Texas
the only fortunate commonwealth in this re
spect. Georgia, Mississippi and others are
equally lucky. It is true that several bills
have passed for buildings in the North, but
more have been defeated, and the ten object
ors have not yet been found to op'pose a
Southern bill. The Republicans don't object
because they do not desire to be accused ol
sectionalism. Let them try to do anything
for their constituents, however, and they find
a batch ot Southern men on their feet to
object in a minute. Bennett, of North
Carolina, and McMillio, of Tennessee, wave
their hands, the Southern dozen arise and the
bill is dead. The defeat of the bill to retire
General Grant is another instance. Some
how tlje Southern clement seems to have a
grudge against Grant. The late rebels have
a big reputation lor chivalry. They nevvr
show it when they have an opportunity. It
is evident that the North mast play second
fiddle to the South; that the Northern sol
diers in oflice must step down for the benefit
of the men whom they whipped.
Wasuingtov, March G Illinois Republi
cans now in the city say the presence of Rep
resentative Morrison here at this time is an
ill omen for the Democrats in the Senatorial
contest progressing in Illinois.
They represent that he has abandoned the
hope of being the successor of Senator Logan
without the interposition of the new adminis
tration; that be has had a conference with
Cleveland, and is doing all he can to secure
the influence ot the executive; that unless it
is promised Morrison will not return to the
capital of his state to conduct his Senatorial
Representative Thomis, of Illinois, has just
received information from Springfield that
Senator Logan is confident ot re-election.
Thomas believes the deadlock will be broken
today with a Logan victory.
Washington-, March fi. General Rosecrans,
who made an underhand attack upon General
Grant's military record on the lloor ol the
bouse recently, has had thousards of copies
of his speech printed and is industriously cir
culating them among the newspaper corre
spondents and officers of the army. Thus
far the general has not won any new friends
by his speech, tmd many of his warmest sup
porters express regret at his action. Even
among the "late rebels" who opposed Grant
on the field and on the floor nothing but con
tempt tor Rosecrans is felt. As a counter ir
ritant for bis speech Puck's cartoon repres nt
ing llie Jackass Rosecrans kickitig the
wounded lion, Grant, has been qjt'e freely
circulated among the members on the floor,
and its effect is apparently not very flittering
to the California congre'ssmin.
Mitchell, Dik., March C Interest in the
henly opensd Crow Creek Reservation
is greatly increased on account of the report
which reached here last night that Indians
were sweeping down on the settlers driving
them off the lands and destroying their im
provement'. Dispatches have been received
from Colonel King, of Chamberlain, request
ing that rifles and ammunition be forwarded
immediately, and they were sent by special
train at once. The whole country is prepar
ing to go to the assistance of the whites, and
trouble 13 feared.
No Trouble With the Indians.
Mitchell, Dak., March G. Agent Gi;s
man today received order3 from the Interior
depar inent not to allow Indians to interfere
with the settlers, and they arc satisfied since
they understand the situation. Entries are
being made in great numbers on "quitter
rights," ttc filing being made by thousands.
Much good land is yet untakeu in the Cro.v
Creek valley, but "ihacks" are springing up
rapidly. No plat is yet in the Mitchell olficc.
The arms shippped from Chamberlain will not
be needed. The scare is all over.
A Dajtou Murderer Captured.
Tkxakkana, March C. A mulatto, who
murdered a white man at Dayton, Ohio, in
1873, and has since es'apvd eaptu-r, was ar
rested here jt-jterdny The name of the
negro is Harrison Paige, and he is reported
to be r very bad man. lf.s apu-e is re
garded as important.
Gen. John C. Black, of Illinois, is the new
Commissioner of Pensions.
Edwin Booth denies that he ie to retire
from the stage.
The Oklahoma boomers are on their way
Mambrino Patchen, Dr. L. Hcrr's celebrated
stallion died Friday ,at Lexlngton.Kyfrom the
rupture of a blood vessel. Mambrino Patchen
was the great s' trotting horse ever produced
Bishop Bedell is seriously ill, at Gamtier.
Grant's health is still improving.
The Washington Evening Star, of Friday,
siys: Representatives Bayne, Hiscock and
Millard called upon President Cleveland today
and had quite a long talk with him. They
told the President they approved the attitnde
he had taken in his inaugural, and in carry
ing out the policy therein declared he would
have theirhearty support. In this they sppke as
Republicans and said they believed they spoke
for a large majority of their .party. The
President received their advances in the best
possible spirit and thanked them for their
Henry Stull, of Marathon, O., died Friday
at the age of 105. i
The imports of dry goods at Neif.York for
the week ended March C were $2,19,000.
Rev. J. N. Irvin, pastor of Rapef chapel
M. E. church, Dayton, O., died Fritfty morn
insr An ciplosion of gas in the Bakewell law
building, Pittsburg, damaged nine rooms and
caused several thousand dollars loss.
Jacob Snyder, an insane man of Akron, O.,
made an attempt to kill bis son, claiming that
he was directed by God to do so.
The Supreme Court of Ohio has decided
that the State law against carrying burglars'
tools, as constructed, is unconstitutional.
Charles Bolton, convicted of murder in the
second degree, at Hamilton, O., was refused
a new trial and sentenced to the penitentiary
John Wm. Gaines shot and killed Wm.
Corbin during a quarrel on the former's farm
in the north-eastern part of Boone Cjunty,
Wm. Gumersol i Co. , ot St. Louis, who
suspended with $710,000 liabilities, have
compromised with creditors at 50 cents on
Archange Godfrey, the queen of the Miami
Indians, died Friday morning at her home
on the south bank of St. Mary River, Ind.
Thomas Lawtenre, ex-clerk in the Pension
Office at Philadelphia, was convicted of pen
sion frauds and sentenced to four year's in
Governor Gray vetoed the militia bill passed
by the Inditna Legislature. The action of
the Governor is pronounced to be " piece of
Manly W. Mason, an attorney of Beverly,
O., has been convicted of perjury. Ills son
Frank has been convicted of burglary. Both
will enter the penitentiary at the same time.
A receiver has been asked for the Pittsburg
and Western Railroad Compiny. The bonded
debt of the company is $5,170,500. Ot its
outstanding paper $20,000 went tiJprotest
during ibe week.
John Sauer was crushed to death by the
falling of the rear wall of Wehr, Hohelman k
Gottlcib's malt bouse, Baltimore. An ad
joining house was also demolished. Loss,
several thousand dollars.
The Morgantown (O.) gang of barn burners,
thieves and robbers, has been broken up at
last. All but one are in custody. Theyhave
been the terror of the southern part of
Mahoning county for several years.
The Ohio Grand Consistory and co-existing
bodies of the Scottish Rite Masons have pur
chased the property of the Seventh Presbyte
rian Church, Cincinnati, and will remodel it
into a cathedral. The property cost $35,000.
The reduction in steerage passenger rates
from the United States to Europe has led to
pauper immigration to thi old countries, and
is being sternly resisted by them. They re
fuse to allow any such passengers to be
landed, and compel the steamship company
to return them to the United States.
The citizens' committee of Columbus has
procured a quo tcarrantohom the circuit court
against the sinkiog fund commissioners, re
quiring them to show cause why an injunc
tion should not issue against them restraining
thfm from redisricting the city.
H OFJB trELL.
Dennis Diy and Henry Trent, of Clifton,
each lost a very valuable cow last week, by a
son of Bailey's, who set a dog on them and
caused them to run over the cliffs, killing
Some one that felt the need of meat called
on Joe Anderson's hen-roost, taking the best.
The one that steps aroend lively this week
i3 Nat Taylor a son.
Charley Hall moves th's Monday to Vienna.
Prayer meeting at Wm. H. Shafer's next
John M. Stewart's daughter is sick with the
"The long-looked-for came at last," as the
girl said when she got married at twelve, and
we read our papers under a Democratic form
o' government. Oh, how sad we hang our
harps on the willows and take up the thresh
ing instrument yet to lay low the Djmmys
'Do on want a case, Mr. S nodes?"
Certainly, if there's money in it
and any sliow fur inning," replied
Well. it'-, for libel. I propose to
.sue this infernal newspaper for traduc
ing my character."
What has it said?" inquired the
Wliv, it has .stated that I am worse
than a lioj; in my family, that I beat
my wife and starve my children, and
lie when I pet a chance, and don't
steal becaue everybody locks the door
when I come around, and a yvhole lot
mcie of the same kind, and I want
damages for it."
Isn't that enough?''
'Hardly. You see there's nothing
in the statute against a newspaper tell
ing the truth. When the paper tells
a he on you come around, :md I'll seo
what lean do for you. Good morn
The leading bandmaster and most
accomplished violinist of Indianapolis
is a iiegij named Henry Hart, llo is
the author of a ilo.en of the most pop
ular minstrel .songs in existence, among
yWiieh ate "C'varve dat Possum" and
"Danhne Do You Love .Me?"
His Wonderful Fmsil Discoveries at West
Tho following story in regard to
Lieut. Derby (John Phicnit.tiit) humor
ist) yvas told me by Gen. William T.
Sherman: You know, there yvas a few
miles from West Point a piaco known
as Denny Haven's, where the boys used
to go to eat flapjacks and drink flip.
Benny Haven's flip had a national rep
utation, nnd his flapjacks were deli
cious. Tho cadets, hoyvever, patronizeel
Bcuny Haven's to such an excess that
the officers of the military school at
tempted to put a stop to it, and very
few permissions were granted them to
go outside of the walls of the institu
tion. Derby yvas in especial bad favor,
and ho kneyv that he could not on or
dinary grounds get a permit. Ono
time, after be had nccn a yveck or more
without a drink of Benny Haven's flip,
ho pretendeel a great repentance as to
his studies and gave out that ho yvas
going to do better. Tho professor of
geology yvas a curious old fellow yvhom
lie had cartooned unmercifully, and
who had a horror of him. To him
Derby went, and yvith tears in his eyes
said lie yvas sorry that ho had yvasted
his time in tho past, and that in the
future ho intended to do better. He
feared as it was ho would not bo ablo
to pass his examinations, but that he
yvished to use his remaining time in the
academy so that yvhen he went out ho
would be fitted to battle with the
yvorld, and he intended to pay special
attention to geology. This geological
professor yvas an enthusiast, and very
simple and innocent yvithal. lie em
braced Derby and congratulated him
ton his best resolution. During the next
few days Dctby came into the class
room with tiie best of lessons. He ask
ed many questions and shoyved great
interest in tho subject, thus winning
clowinz opinions front his nrofessor.
He remained ia the class-room after tho
lesson of the fourtii day, and told tho
professor that one of tho milkmen who
supplied the academy had been telling
him of some wonderful petrifactions at
a point avay up in the mountains. Ho
had spoken of fishes and the tracks of
birds and other specimens which Der
by, having carefully postcel himself by
the books, said lie "supposed belonged
to such and such an age.
The professor rubbed his hands dur
ing the relation, saying "Yes," "Yes,"
"Very likely, very likely!" And when
Derby concluded by saying the milk
man had oft'ered to conduct him to tho
place, he yvas eager to have him go.
On Derby's asserting the doubt that ho
would not be permitted to lcavo the
academy, tho professor said there
would, be no trouble about that, and
that he would get the countersign and
tho permit This he did, and the next
day Derby started out early and struck
out at once for Benny Haven's.
Here he lay around all that day eat
ing flapjacks and drinking flip, and
carried on his carouse far into the
night. Early in the morning he came
back to tho academy very mellow in
deed, but succeeded in passing tho
guard and tumbling into his room. As
he lay down on his bed he happened to
think that he must have an explanation
to give to the geological professor for
not having the specimens. He be
thought himself a moment and then
went down and picked up a couple of
stones from a pile which lay by the riv
er Mile. He brought these to his room,
and yvith a chisel cut into them a num
ber of what looked very much like bird
tracks. Going out again he rubbed
these yvith dirt and then came back,
laid them on his tabic, and yvent to
After breakfast he took tho stones to
the professor of geology-, who, by tho
yvay, yvas very near-sighted. He told
him that the milkman had failed to
keep his appointment, and that he had
attempted to find tho place himself.
He had. not discovered the petrified
fishes nor the other fossils described by
the milkman, but he had found these
stones, yvith their curious tracks, and
he tltereupon gave the professor a lucid
explanation of the bygone age to which
the stones belonged, and how antedi
luvian birds of a character not now
known had made these ctirions tracks.
His disquisition was so well put that
the professor coincided with him. Ho
took the stones into the class-room that
day, and related Derby's yvonderful
discoveries. Tho affair was for a feyv
days the talk of the class, but Derby
could not keep his secret to himself and
told it to one or tyvo of his friends. It
went all over college, and the result
was that Derby yvas suspended. He
got back again, hoyvever, after a time
and was graduated. Cleveland Leader.
Ilia Idea of a Kangaroo.
They are telling a rather amusing
6tory of Mr. Patrick Rooney and Mr.
Addison Kyman. Mr. Rooncyis a gen
tleman known to a certain portion of
tho public as a delineator of Irish char
acters. Some seasons ago Mr. Rooney
became involved in difficulties yvith Mr.
Miner, his manager at the time, and it
began to look as though Mr. Miner
would certainly get the best of the
matter. One day yvhen Mr. Rooney
put in an appearance on Union-Square
lie was in a particularly gloomy mood.
In this condition he met Mr. Ryman,
yvho courteously inquired after his
"Sure," observed Mr. Rooney, "it's
mighty bad I'm feelin'. What with
quarrelin' and drinkin' I'm sick and
disgusted intircly. Be heavens, I've
half a mind to lave the country."
"Indeed?" pursued Mr. Ryman, "and
where will you go?"
"To Austhralia, I believe. It's a
fine business I'd be eloin' there, so it
"Xonsensc. There's nothing in tho
country to play to but kangaroos."
"Tho divil a bit do I care," exclaim
ed the Hibernian actor. "A kanga
roo's money is as good as any other
It is said that there is an "upper
ten" circle among the negroes of
South Carolina, consisting principally
of gingerbread colored people, with a
small sprinkling of pure ebony. At a
recent party given by .one of the fav
ored class, Chinese lanterns illumi
nated tho grounds, while tho houso
yvas one blaze of gaslight from cellar
to attic. The company yvas not largo
nnd did not assemble until nearly 11
o'clock. All came in carriages yvith
the exception of tyvo young men, yvho
yvore their hair beautifully banged and
carried crush hats. To attempt to de
scribe tho toilets of the ladies yverc to
try to gild gold or to paint the lilies.
Some yvore yvhite mull, some satin,
some silk, but one woman, black as tho
ace of spades, yvore black velvet, black
gloves and diamond bracelets, car
rings, tiara and necklace. Tho effect
was startling. The men all yvore full
evening dress, and thero were but two
yvho failed to put on diamond shirt
studs and high collars. The orchestra
yvas composed of yvhite men. "The
german" yvas the feature of the even
ing. Boston Journal.
THH POWER OF DYXA3IITK.
It ! (irratly Ox-re. thu iUmI anil mmn to
lw Superceded as an Kxplolre.
Dynamite in its simplest form closely
resembles moist brown sugar and is
nitro-glvccrine absorbed in any inert
base. It is not yet twenty years old,
having been first offered for sale in
June, 18G7. Jn the form in yvhich it is
licensed, dynamite must consist of lo
per cent, of nitro-ilyccrinc and 2o per
.cent of an infusorial earth known as
Of dynamite, properly so called,
there are only two kinds, distinguished
as dynamite No. 1 and Xo. 2. Xo. I
is composcel of 75 per cent, of nitro
glycerine and 2. per cent of the in
fusorial earth kiesclruhr; Xo. 2 of 18
per cent nitro-glycerine and 82 per
cent of a pulverized preparation com
posed of nitrato of potash, charcoal,
and parafline; a mixture introduced to
rcplaco gun-powder in coal-working
where dynamite Xo. 1 yvas too poyvo
Xitro-glyccrinc is a very pale-yellow
, liquid, about half as heavy- aeain as
water. It is simply a cold mixture of
one part of nitric acid and threo parts
of sulphuric acid. It has no smell, but
a syvcet aromatic taste, and, though it
is not in a strict senso poisonous, yet a
singlo drop placed on the tongue will
almost immediately produce a violent
headache; even the handling it, before
tho dynamite cartridges were in 1870
wrapped in parchment, yvouhl lo the
same. Tho "dynamite headache" is a
disorder very yvell known in the trade.
The discovery of dynamite yvas not
due, as has been generally supposed, to
accident, but to direct experiment
The first made consisted of charcoal
and nitro-glycerine, and, before the
porous silica known as kiescltjulir yvas
finally adopted, numerous trials yvcro
made of various other absorbents, such
as porous terra cotta, sawdust, and or
dinary and nitrated paper soaked in
tne liquid explosive and rolled into
cartridges. During tho siege of Paris,
yyhen tho kieselguhr ran short, tho
French engineers found tho best substi
tute to lie in the ashes of Boghead
coal, and nc.t to that in pounded
Tho hours of the supremacy of dyna
mite arc numbered. The explosive of
me iuuire is uncioumcUiv gelatine, tho
latest invention of Mr. Alfred Xobel,
of Edinburgh. Already on the conti
nent tho manufacture of this new agent
has assumed important dimensions.
Many of the later operations of tho St.
Gothard yverc carried out yvith pure
blasting gelatine, and in Austria, the
richest of all the European countries
in mines except Great Britain, the fac
tories yvhere dynamite yvas formerly
made are now given over to its manu
facture. It is simply dynamite (a base
actif) containing 93 percent, of nitro
glycerine, yvith a base of 7 per cent of
collodion wool, that is itself an explo
sive in place of the inert kicselguhr. As
a blasting agent it is more homogene
ons than dynamite, and on account of
its elasticity is less sensible to outward
impressions, while in handling or cut
ting the cartridges there is no loss of
the material, as sometimes occurs yvith
dynamite. Its further advantages aro
that tho gases after explosion aro
lighter and thinner and leave no dust
developing at the same time consider
able more power. Taking tho power
of dynamite at 1,000 and nitro-glycerine
at 1,411, blasting gelatine is repre
sented by the figures 1,5,55, in addition,
to yvhich superiority it is capable, un
like dynamite, of retaining its nitro
glycerine yyhen brought into contact
Tho destructive power of dynamite,
which, contrary to thecommonopinion,
does not act downward, but equally in
all ilirectious, and yviti the greatest
violence yvhere there is the greatest re
sistance, has been greatly exaggerated.
Although it has from fie to seven
times the explosive power of gun
powder, it i comparatively trifling in
its effects at even short distances. The
dynamiter, with all his ilaring and
cunning, has, after all, succeeded in
doing us no more damage than gas has
often done before. It yvould bo better
for him, if he desires to continue his
warfare, to return to his ancient ally
gunpowder, yvhich above ground is a
much more noisy and demoralizing
Dynamiters can not by any means at
their disposal lay a y hole city- in ruins
nor oven a street They may injure
special buildings, and that is the most
they can do. - Tho dynamite employed
for these purposes is, in the majority of
cases, of the kind known as lignin
dynamite, a wholly unlicensed explo
sive, composed of sandust and nitro
glycerine, and in its effects consider
ably weaker than that in common use.
The Highland 1'eatlier.
Highland regiments are at last easy
in their minds. Tho feather bonnet,
for the present at any rate, is to be
retained. Col. Stockwell, commanding
the Seaforth Highlanders, has received
an official intimation that the feather
bonnet will this year be given to his
battalion. There is a great deal no
doubt in esprit de corps. But it is a
little hard "to understand yviiy High
landers should consider it a part of
their national cult to wear a bonnet of
ostricli feathers. The ostrich is not in
digenous to Scotland, and its plumes
were certainly not carried in their bon
nets by the Scots yvho bled yvith Wal
lace and y ere led by Bruce. But there
is no accounting for these quasi-heraldic
fancies. There is not an Irishman
not a single Mulligan or O'Donoyau
in the yvhole of the Scots guards yvho
yvould not become patriotically indig
nant if the red and white checked tar
tan yvcro taken from his forage cap.
And, after all. there is a good ileal of
human nature in these fancies and
whims. Uniformity of uniform is use
ful enough in actual warfare; but
every regiment likes it own. distinctive
badges upon parade. St. James's Ga
When a young man, Mr. Hastings,
tho legitimate heir of the Earl of Hunt
ington, met a pretty chambermaid
named Betsy Warner, and, becoming
enamored of her. vowed to marry her
if ever lie got possession of the family
living. Thirty years passed by. Mr.
Hastings forgot his early Iovc.married,
lost his yvife, and finally gained the
living he had always desired. One day
the venerable old pastor was astound
ed by the arrival of Miss Warner, who
calmly told him she came to claim tho
fulfillment of his promise, as she had
never swerved from her engagement.
The lesult yvas that the reverend gen
tleman, finding upon inquiry that his
bctrothed's conduct had been exemplary
consented, published the banns himself
in his oyvn church, and married his
The Governor of tho Island of Samos
has discovered a tunnel measuring 5,
000 feet in length, and constructed at
least nine centuries before the Chris
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For children's wear, twenty
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Dress Goods as- low as ten
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The IVoinan Who Works at Home.
I notice, says a Chicago lady, that in .
all of this talk about yvhat is designat
ed as yvomen's labor the cvery-day rou
tino yvork of the housekeeper is ignor
ed. There is no reference to the work
of the women yvhoso lives are passed in
home-making and home-keeping. They
are not considered as active yvorkers.
They are regarded a3 a negative, non
productive class. Yet the profession
of the house-keeper is regarded as the
most natural and proper avocation of
women. There is no other trade so
complex. Xone more difficult Add
to this the cares of motherhood and
yvhat else can a yvoman engage in which
will as completely absorb every energy
of yvhich she is capable? To be a good
housewife and mother is by no means
the occupation of an idler. Perhaps
my notions are obsolete, but I think
tho woman yvho creates a comfortable
home and raises children worthy man
hood and womanhood is tho noblest
work of God, and is quite as much of a
producer as the yvoman who writes a
book, invents some machine, or follows
The lielle of Washington.
The belle of Washington is Miss Mc
Falls, and she is as beautiful as an
houri, whatever that might be. She
has the real Titian gold hair, and it
ripples and curls all over her shapely
head. She has violet eyes, large and
clear, shaded by long, silken, black
lashes, and her oval face is tinted like
a red, red rose. The rosy lips arch in
a Cupid's bow over perfect teeth, and
her smile and gracious sweetness com
plete her absolute syvay. She has a
lithe and willoyvy figure, rounded to
perfection, and altogether she is as
bonny as eyer yvas maiden in any age.
Small danger that her dancing card
yvould remain long unfilled, and as
she moved over the lloor, h.er blue satin
train over her arm and her satin-shod
feet showing beneath her white satin
petticoat, she yvas as lovely as a poet's
dream, howsoever extravagant Wash
A Five Cent Fallnre.
Jimmy Tuff boy is rather inclined to
demand his rights of the head of the
house. Sometimes he gets them;
more often he doesn't. He had deter
mined to pass a half day on the ice
dedicating his new skates to tho god
Zero and laming his legs for a yveek.
His obdurate parents objected. Jimmy,
yvho is up to snufl", had read of the dy
namiters and prepared a deeply medi
tated revenge, lie had one 6-cent fire
cracker left over from the Fourth of
July. Ho exploded it beneath tho
baby's cradle, scaring the infant out ol
breath and tilling the house full of sul
"You horrid boy," said the mother.
"How dare you?"
"I guess "you'll let me go skating
now. yvon't you?"
"Skating! Xot another skating pond
shall you see until net June."
Thus yvas revolution turned upon it
self. Hartford rost.
A Chinese bride yvas attired in "a
plain blue hi, trimmed yvith rare old
toyah, yvhile the trousers yvere of three
full lengths of yclloyv sigee." It has
often occurred to us that trousers of
yellow sigee, and a blue hi trimmed
yvith a rare old toyah, yvould be a love
ly costume for a bride. A silver kiki
in the hair and a golden tiimtii around
the neck would material inirene tbo
rr.wtivinr.ss of the costume, o tliiuk.
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