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Volume V. Numoer Ol. f
SPRINGFIELD, OfflO, MONDAY EVENING, MAKOH 16, 1885.
THE 8PBINGPIELD BEPUBTJC
1 TolumsXXXI. Number 43.
Wasuioton, March 14. For Tennessee
and Ohio Valley Fair weather, followed in
the Ohio Valley by local rains; warmer
southeasterly, shifting during Sundiy tj
northerly, winds: falling barometer.
Stocks are largest and
most complete, where
qualities are most sat
isfactory, where va
riety is greatest,
where prices are low
est, where the marked
price is the invariable
price, where satisfac
tion is guaranteed or
money cheerfully re
Trade will go, guided
by self-interest, as
surely at water runs
The foregoing in
ducements are con
joined in at
GREAT MAIN STREET
Where ail who are in
any way interested in
Clothing for Man,
Youth, Boy or Child,
Furnishing Goods, Hats,
Caps or Satchels, are
cordially invited to vis
it the different depart
ments and decide for
the superiority of in
ducements we are able
to offer from manufac
turing our own cloth
ing stocks and retail
ing to consumers di
These renoiraeil pianos are Kept In all styles at
ths Arcade l'iano and Organ House. Some
new styles just arriving for spring trade.
Write for Prices and Catalogue.
We Have Some Rare
In IM?COnO-nBUU uuira i c uiim. uik jvuui iui
our spring stock that has lommenced to arrive.
Good reliable agents waaled to sell our entire
line of Pianos and tiffins in every city and town la
Southern Ohio. Address,
R. F. BRANDON. & CO.,
. T 1 Ttl T . 1 r
Disastrous Fire at Hull A Stream
of Oil on Fire Runs Along
Damage of Two Million Dollars.
Strikes, Fires and Failures.
Disastrous Fire Id Unit, England.
Loxdov, March 10. A fire in Hull this
morning destroyed Stead's seed-crushing
mills, Pelton's corn warehouse and a porton
ot the Hull Corn Exchange. The flames
were spread by a large quantity of oil which,
while burning, flowed through the streets in
a stream, in some places two feet deep. Two
men seriously burned. Tne total loss is
The Strike No Chance Yet.
St. Loci, March 1C. Up to noon todayi
nothing has been received here lrom the
striking points on the Missouri Pacific, indi
cating definitely whether the men will accept
Vice-president Hays's circular as a solution of
the trouble and return to work. Dispatches
lrom a few points dated last night
show that some of the men, as in
dividuals, view the circular farorably, but
the committees at various points hold off and
will give no directions until instructions
come from Sedalia. At one or two points in
Texas trains have been made up and moved
and at Hannibal, Mo., three trains are said to
have been sent oat, but so far no general ac
tion has been taken and everybody is writing
for advices from headquarters at Sedalia.
Helena, Montana, March 26. The County
Commissioners of Lewis-and-CUrk county,
assisted by experts, during the past two weeks
have been making an examination of the ac
counts of iV. K. Roberts, Coanty Clerk;
Alexander H. Beattie, Clerk of District Court,
and F. B. Stcrlin, Probate Judge. The
Coanty Commissioners in the case of Roberts
declare there is an apparent deficit of $30,
000, which amount is demanded from his
bondsmen. Roberts declares that there is no
deficit, and the result is looked forward to
with great interest, as the accused has stood
high in the estimation of the people.
Montreal, March 1C. At a meeting to
promote the unity of the Empire by federa
tion it was resolved to call a mass meeting
early next month to ratify the organization
branch of . thaAf 'oriatioa of the London
League here. Letters were read from promi
nent men of all parts of the dominion
strongly approving the movement and offer
ing to attend and take part in any conference
that may be projected. Influential bankers,
merchants and professional men were enthusi
astic in support of the project.
Iteming Old Virginia.
LvNcnucKG, Va, March 1G. Hundreds of
inhabitants of the southwest counties of Vir
ginia are emigrating to the Western Statt3.
The country ttiey leave is the blue grass graz
ing lands and fertile, bat owing to a want of
railroad communication and the disaster of
last year, the drouth, the movement is ap
proaching an exodus.
Pittsburg, Pa, March 1C: An Irwin, Pa,
special says: In accordance with a resolution
adopted Saturday, between fifteen hundred
and two thousand coal miners struck today
for an advance of ten cents per ton in price
of mining. The situation of the strike else
where is unchanged. Both sides continue
confident of victory.
Pittsbubg, March 16. The eclipse of the
sun was not seen here very well to-day,
owing to prevalence ot a heavy snow storm.
Arrangements had been made for careful ob
servations at the Allegheny Observatory by
Prof. Langley, but the overcast of sky caused
a great disappointment.
A Terrible Accident.
Cleveland, March 1C. A dispatch from
Shelby, O, says: Mrs. Marv Ann Borer was
found in the house this morning burned to
death. Her clothing caught file from the
stove. Her husband was sick in bed and un
able to help her. The house as not burned.
WAsmxoTox, March 16. For Tennessee
and Ohio, generally tair weather, followed in
Western Tennessee by local rains or snows;
slightly warmer in Tennessee, followed by
colder weather in Ohio Valley, winds gener
ally shitting to northerly, higher barometer.
ltetolution at Panama.
Panama, via Galveston, March 1G The
city of Panama was attacked at 4 p. m. today
by a party of revolutionists commanded by
General Aizpura, numbering 230 men. Tne
government is defending trie city. Firing is
going on incessantly.
St. Locis, March 1G. The General Mana
ger of the Wabash railroad telegraphed thi3
morning to the heads of the machinery and
car departments of the road, stating that
wages should be restored at once to the figure
before the cut.
Jacksonville, Fla, March 1G. Captain
Fay Wilder, of Cincinnati, was drowned last
Monday on the Indian river near City Point
by capsizing bis boat. Search is being made
for the body.
Poor Wheat Prospect iu Virginia.
Lyxchbcru, Va March 1G. Reports from
the principal wheat growing counties in the
State show the acreage small and it has been
to a large extent frozen outot the ground and
Caibo, March 1G. Suakiin advices do not
confirm the rumor of tne fall of Kassala and
the massacre of the garrison.
Strikers Refuse to Return to Work.
St. Locis, March 16. The Missouri Pacific
officials here slate that the strikers at Sedalia,
Parsons and Atchison refuse to return to
work unless a written guarantee is given not
to discharge any of the strikers within a
year from date. At other places all have re
turned to work. No action has yet been
taken bf the railroad official.
Tea and Indigo.
London-. March 16. Advices from Calcutta
reiKirt the tea and indigo districts ia India
suffering severely from drouth.
Governor Hoadley says he h not a candi
date for re-election.
A Congregational church has been organ
ized at Riverside, O., near Cincinnati.
A new railroad to be built from Pensacola
to Memphis has been chartered.
Three children (triplets) of Jacob Boll,
Cincinnati, attained their majority Saturday.
The Wabash employes at Toledo, O, have
entered a protest against a ten per cent, re
A convention of tanners and hide and
leather dealers convened in Cincinnati this
The Mexican government is taking active
measures against Barrios, the usurping Presi
dent of Honduras.
One hundred thousand dollars of stock for
the Mt. Auburn cable road has been subscribed
and paid up.
The British steamer Standard, which sailed
from Boston to London January 21, has not
since been heard fiom.
The receipts of the Damrosch German Opera
Coapany, from twenty-one performances in
Chicago, were $73,000.
The two-year-old child of W. H. Hatcher,
Parkersburg, W. Va., was fatally burned
while playing about a fire.
There has been an unusual namber of fires
in Cincinnati and suburbs that are attributable
only to incendiarism.
A fire at Pulaski, Tenn., destroyed several
buildings, and three men perished in the
flames. Property loss $30,000.
Fossil remains of what scientist! pronounce
to be those of a Ichthyosaurus, .have been
found near McKinney, Texas.
Joseph Vila, a Boston broker, was arrested
on a charge ot embezzling $6,000, which was
deposited with him to make purchases ot
Ex-Congressman Follett still insists the
election in the First Ohio District is invalid,
and will be so declared, but he does not care
to be a candidate again.
Frank Bonham, charged with the murder of
his mother, brother and sister, wa3 taken
lrom the jail at Independence, Ky., and
hanged to a railroad trestle.
An investigation has been ordered for cer
tain'charge of inhuman treatment and gross
neglect of children, at the Soldiers' and Sail
ors' Orphan Home, at Xenia.
Sir Curtis M. Lamp'on, "the fur king of
the world," died suddenly in London, Friday.
He was American born, began as a trapper
boy, and died worth $50,000.
The young man, Charles Lazarus, who sur
rendered himself to the Sheriff at Zanesville,
O., with a request 'to be hanged lor sundry
murders committed, proves to be insane.
General Managers and Superintendents of '
the Pennsylvania system are considering a
further reduction of the schedule time of ex
press trains from Xew York to the West.
Jim Chumley, convicted in Cincinnati of
manslaughter, was sentenced to the peniten
tiary tor fifteen years, and Tomasso Bennard
ini, for the came crime, was sentenced to five
John Kelley, who fired the hotel at
Mahanoy Plain, Pa., because it furnished
liquor to his inebriate wife, was convicted and
sentenced to eight years of solitary confine
ment in the penitentiary.
The Oklahoma 'boomers," checked in their
contemplated invasion ol the lands in contro
versy by the President's proclamation, called
a meeting in camp and passed resolutions
calling on the Executive for an explanation.
The Young Men's Blaine Club, of Cincin
nati, formally opened their new club-rooms
Saturday evening by a public reception, at
tended by over one thousand people.
Speeches were made by the President, Miller
Outcalt, Esq., and by Hon. J. B. Foraker
The English Conservatives denounce the
arrangement with Russia as a surrender of
the disputed points. Notwithstanding the3
agreement, however, war preparations rapidly
go on in England. Russia has asked that
Lumsden's camp be moved, claiming that it
is now on Russian territory. England has
refused,- so the "arrangement" can be very
Zebebr Pasha, whom General Gordon
wished made Governor of Soudan, has been
arrested, and documents found in his bouse
proving him to have been in correspondence
with the Mahdi for a long time. Other Do
ubles are to be arrested.
The attitude of Mexico has much encour
aged the Central American States to resist
Bismarck stated in the Reichstag that the
German-English difficulty is settled. Bis
marck will go to Italy when the Anglo-Russian
affair is smoothed over. His rheumatism
is very bad.
Gilbert and Sallivan's new opera, "The
Mikado," is a great success.
The Pcpe has granted a dispensation to a
Catholic lady to marry a Hebrew Baron.
The cholera is believed to have returned to
Toulon, through troop transports.
The next Paris Salon, it is believed, will
contain the greatest number of masterpiece
tor many years.
Peter Hallings, a Scandinavian laborer,
committed suicide at Lockland, 0., by taking
Katie Smith, a domestic in Cincinnati, com
mitted suicide by taking a dose of svrup bro
mide of chloral.
Gus Fiuley, for the murder of a younjr man
named Hunt, is sentenced to be hanged at
Prestonburg, Ky., April IT.
The English have an abiding faith ia di
plomacy, and are not as apprehensive of war
with Russia as other people are. The Russian
complication without doubt hastened the
smoothing over of the German misunder
standing, England foreseeing that' friendship
with Germany would have its effect on Rus
sia, as it undoubtedly has. Meantime, how
ever, both Powers continue their reparations
to meet force with toice. General LumsdenJ
is again reported at Herat, fortifying.
General Graham, in Soudan, expects to
make an advance toward Sinkat this week.
The smashing of Osman Digna will be nec
essary to get there, and Osman announces
that he intends to do a good deal of smashing
himself, the ultimate result of which will be
to land the Mahdi at Stamboul, and his proc
lamation as the Modern Mohammed. A pri
vate telegram announces the fall of Kassala,
and the massacre of the garrisen. The Gov
ernment refuses to credit it
The acknowledgment that the French loss
es in Tonquin had been in ten days a thou
sand created a sensation in Paris, and it is
believed the losses have been twice the ad
De Lesscps thinks that unless England
withdraws from Egypt she will have a war
The directory of the Lincoln Club ot Cin
cinnati has expelled Sheriff Beresford from
membership by a unanimous vote.
Ambrose Anderson, while attempting to
force his way into a saloon at Baltimore, was
shot by the proprietor and instantly killed.
The Btrike on the Gould system of rail
roads West ended by the company restoring
the old wages and taking back the men with
General Grant's condition during Sunday
was materially improved, and there are hopes
that he will live to complete bis "Remiais
cenes." The Mutual News Company, organized by
James Gordon Bennett during his coatroversy
with news dealers, goes out of existence today
Judge O'Neal, Chairman of the Republican
State Central Committee, says there will be
no conference of his committee prior to the
At a public meeting of creditors of Arch
bishop Parcell a resolution was adopted, call
ing upon the assignee to explain why he had
not filed a full account.
Great pressure is being brought to bear on
President Cleveland by the Mugwumps of
New York for the retention of Postmaster
Pearson, while the Democrats are equal clam
orous for bis removal.
A speaker at a public meeting of Socialists
in Cincinnati championed the stomach as the
fonndation of all government. The gather
ing was in celebration of the communistic
revolutions ot 1S48 and 1871.
The Eclipse Kcllpsed.
The long promised and much anticipated
eclipse of the sun was a flat failure, as a spec
tacle, and parties who came to town for the
purpose ot witnessing it are entitled to have
their money refunded. Failing this they
will be given free admission to another one
which is to occur between seventy-five ard
on hundred years fiom this time. With few
and very brief intervals thick clouds, from
which snow-flakes occasionally fell, have ob
scured the sun, up to this writing (1:30 p.
m.) during the whole time the celestial antics
were in progress, and it is not like
ly a good glimpse, even, of the un
clouded sun was obtained. Some
young fellows provided with smoked
glass, over on the North Side, claim to have
had a good view for a moment, but they are
known to be gifted with particularly lively
imaginations, and those North Side people
always did set up to be a little bit smarter
than anybody else, just because the college is
over there. There is no doubt that a great
dl of glass and smoke was wasted in
preparations to observe the ellipse. Mr.
Frank M. Bookwalter, who has the best ob
servatory in this part of tha State, seeing
there wa3 no prospect of clear skies, did not
go to the trouble of making any preparations.
Later It seems it is a fact that for the
space of thirty seconds to a minute, the clouds
shifting and the skies clearing for that period
about 12:25 p. m., there was a hasty view of
the eclipse, and the sun was seen by many
people who were on the watch, with about
half its face obscured, giving something the
appearance of the moon in its second quarter,
according to one amateur astronomer. It
was not absolutely necessary to use smoked
glass, as the naked eye could take ia the
view, if partially closed. The view at other
points was much better and more satisfactory.
Constanltne is a Stayer.
Fred. Mussey writes the Commercial
Guette from Washington that only a few of
the Ohio faithful remain at the front. Most
of them have been obliged to fall back upon
their base of supplies, and only Norton, Put
nam, Constantine, Bobl, Huber, Dunbar,
Daugheriy and two or three others remaio,
wandering about like cats in a strange garret.
They are waiting hopefully for the morrow,
believing that something must turn up. From
all that I can learn, there has as yet been
nothing decisive in the Ohio patronage, and
the possible events of tomorrow are looked
forward to with intense anxiety. It is confi
dently expected that Dive Paige will be well
provided for. He poses as a martyred one in
the last campaign alongside of Frank Hurd,
through being raade a victim to a national
issne, and his ability and untiring energy as a
camgpigner are generally conceded. He is
close to the Paynes, and such talk as I have
quoted from him to Constantine, does not
look encouraging to the Kid element, as it
argues a lack of cohesion between the Payne
and McLean crowds.
Do not fail to attend the grand opening of
the Columbia rink (formerly the Casino), on
South Center street, which has been put in
charge of Messrs. A. S. Schmidt and S. H.
Kunz, managers of Melodeon rink, of Cincin
nati, which is acknowledged to be the best
conducted rink in the west. These gentle
men propose to conduct the Columbia on the
same principle by which the Melodeon has
gained its well deserved reputation. In the
morning the rink will be open from 10 to 12
for ladies only. Competent instructors will
be present at both morning and afternoon
Director Oscar T. Martin and William H.
Hamilton leave for St. Louis tomorrow, there
to join a large party of railroad officials for
an extensive trip of business and pleasure to
Monterey, Mexico, expecting to be absent
two or three weeks. Their route will be via
Het Springs, Galveston and San Antonio.
J Jion voyage I
The Cbanfrau company arrived this morn
ing and will appear tonight at Black's Opera
House. They played at the Soldiers Home
in Dayton on Saturday to an audience of
over fourteen hundred people. We copy
from the Sunday Democrat : "Henry Cbanfrau
appeared last night at the Soldiers' Home.
Having seen his father so often in the tamous
play of 'Kit,' we were somewhat anxious to
see what the son would do with a character
which was played with such artistic skill by
Chanfrau, sr. In looks he is Frank Chan
fraa, and the resemblance on his first en
trance is startling. The company supporting
him is much better than the usual traveling
combination, Odell Williams as the Judge
being the best we have ever seen in the part.
Every action was suited to the character and
he never once lost sight of the part he was
playing. Mr. Walker was a capital foil to
the Judge, and both made decided hits. O.
W. Eagle as Manuel Bond, the gambler,
played bis part to perfection, and although
playing a disagreeable role, was a favorite
with tne audience. Miss Alexander gave a
fine performance of Alice and Mary Reading.
In fact, not one part in the play was slighted,
all being in good hands."
The company carries a carload of scenery
and numbers twenty-five of the best people
in the profession.
Card from Mr. Foray General Keifer Not
a Candidate for Governor.
The following card appeared ia today's
In your issue of last Friday there is a state
ment telegraphed from Xenia to the effect
that I was in Xenia booming General Keifer
for the Governorship. So far as I am myself
concerned, I should let the matter pass un
noticed; bnt, in justice to General Keifer,
permit me to say that while I was in Xenia,
my friend, Mr. J. M. Milburo, asked me if
General K. was a candidate for Governor. I
replied that he bad- told me not only that be
was not and would not, under any circum
stances, be a candidate, but that he did not
wish his name mentioned in any
way in connection with the
office. While I was in conversation
with Hon. John Little, the latter remarked
that General Keifer had wound up his Con
gressional career with a happy stroke when
he secured an appropriation lor a public build
ing at Springfield.
Now, during the whole of a three days'
very pleasant visit to Xenia, I am perfectly
certain that, with the two exceptions above
noted, I did not mention General Keifer's
name to a citizen of the place, nor did any
one mention it to me. And this is how I
was down there "broming Keifer for Govern
or," and "interviewing a largo number of
prominent politicians and others in his fa
vor." Respectfully, W. S. Fcbay.
Colcmbcs, O., March 14, 1885.
National Gun Association.
Dr. Russell, who has been negotiating for
the use of the Fair Grounds during the meet
ing of the National Gun Association, to be
held here in May, reports very satisfactory re
sults. He received, today, the following let
ter in reply to a telegram which he sent on
Cincinnati. March 14, 1885.
Da. L. Ei Rcssill, Sr-BiNariELD, O. Dear
Sir: Your telegram received today. In com
pliance with your wishes, have notified the j
press i nat oar nrst snot win oe neia in spring
field, O., for $2,000 guaranteed purses, May 5,
6, 7, 8, and 9.
I go to Pittsburg tomorrow to see Palmer
O'Neil with reference to a huge series ot
shoots he proposes to organize, and which I
hope to work for the benefit ot the National
If you think my presence is necessary I
will come to Springfield, bnt I think there is
no eccasion, as your judgment will more
than suffice. I will write you more fully
next week ; in the meantime make a written
agreement for the grounds. Yours truly,
J. E. Bloom,
Gen'l. Man'r. Nat'l. Gun ABs'n.
St. Patrick's Day.
Tomorrow being St. Patrick's Day, there
will he High Mass at St. Raphael's church at
9 a.m. In the evening there will be musical
and literary exercises in the school hall. The
following is the programme:
Irish National Airs .... ... .......... Duet
St Patrick's Day- Chorus
Kttbleeo MsTourneen-... .
The Boys in Elue
The Lauchinc Little One
'me Exile ol fcrln..
The Little Shamrock.
The Last Word
Panegyric By Father Conway, of St. Raphasrs
Irish iHiwflini, rnt
The Midnight Murder
lome hack io cnn..
Tricks in a Doctor's Shop..
r.nu s riiE ... ,
Star Spangled Banner
We are requested to wara the public against
a woman who has been canvassing the city
lately, asking ten cent for the poor and repre
senting herself, sometimes, as sent out by a
"Woman's Benevolent Society" of the "Sec
ond Presbyterian church," a society which
does not and never has existed. Any one
familiar with methods of work in Protestant
churches will immediately mistrust her,
knowing that such organizations very rarely
ask assistance except of their own members.
But the general public needs to be warned
against such misrepresentations and informed
that such a woman has been for mouths ob
taining money in this city under false pre
tenses, of one k.nd and another.
A special from Washington to Monday's
Enquirer says: "Among the wealthy people
of other cities who will probably build here
during the coming season is Mr. Warder, of
Springfield, Ohio, who has been talking of
occupying the lot corner of Sixteenth and K
streets, opposite General Anderson's. Mr.
Warder has invested largely in real estate
here, and will make Washington his home
hereafter. Washington real estate holds its
value, and there is no sign of a diminution
in any part of the city, notwithstanding the
change of administration, which some people
thought would bring the deluge."
Warder and Barnett's race was washed out
Saturday afternoon, compelling them to shut
down the mill. The damage done is but
slight aad will be repaired m the coarse of
The County Commissioners are in session
today, but so far have, transacted no busi
ness beyond passage of a batch of bills for
road work and other claims.
In Common Pleas court this afternoon mo
tion for new trial in the case of the Champion
Coal and Ice Company against the P. C. k St.
L. R'y. Co. is being argued.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Driscol were called
upon today to mourn the loss of their infant
J ion. Time tor funeral not fixed.
America is tho moat favored region
for frogs ami salamanders.
It is no longer the fear of hanging
that deters men from murder; it is the
cost of the defense. Geneva Patrol.
Our thrifty industrial elates demand
the prohibition of pauper importation
or immigration. Cincinnati Times
Star. A woman at Bloonisburg, X. J., who
was born dumb, began to laugh just be
fore her death, and did not cease until
she breathed her last.
The good listener is not one who does
nothing but lUten, any more than the
good talker is one who attempts to do
all tlits talking. C. P. If. in Lippin
coWs. The only trouble with the world's fair
at New Orleans seems to be that tho
doors were opened about three months
ahead of the time for tho curtain to
rise. Davenport Democrat.
A right word to-morrow in an ob
Bctiro school-room, by an obscure teach
er to a very unpromising scholar, may
change the destinies of a life, perhaps a
nation. The School Journal
One may now buy for five dollars a
flask which will contain enough stored
electricity to supply a four-candle lamp
for four hours, and" which may bo re
charged for only twelve cents.
Grant, Sherman, Buell, Beauregard
and McClelland all differ in their ac
counts of the Battlo of Shiloh. Why
not have it fought over again in the
presence of a referee? Detroit Free
Handsomo fortunes have been made
in the Kennebec ico business, but the
man who showed the Kenncbeckers
how to do it, who introduced Kennebec
ice to tho world and gave it its first
boom, is to-day not worth a dollar.
Tho abundance of cheap literature
does not injuriously affect the sale of
very expensive editions of tho same
works. There appear to be a great
many people in ttio country who are
building up line libraries. The Current.
The capitalists should not bitterly
condemn trades-unionism or labor com
bination'', for, upon reflection, he will
seo that such combining of labor has in
creased only equally with the powerful
combinations of capital. St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
Garlington has been helped rather
than hurt by the agitation of the ques
tion of his management in the arctic
regions, and on the whole stands as
well as anybody who took a responsible
part in this unfortunate business. Wash
One lamentable effect of tho dyna
mite Outrages in London is the dis
charge of Irish people from employ
ment there. It is said that over 40,000
Irish people are out of work in that
city, of whom fully one-tenth have been
dismissed since the recent explosion.
Evcryw here work is beginning. Tho
true loss to the country may be reckon
ed in the things the unemployed work
men would hate produced had they
been at work, less the economy of con
sumption which they have practiced
while out of work. It is not a vast
amount. The Current.
There is a law in Kansas making the
marrjing of cousins a penitentiary
offense, but, like many other laws, it is
practically a dead letter, and but few
are ever arrested for the offense. If all
who have done this were arrested it
would put a good many in the peniten
tiary. Colony (Kan.) Free Press.
Instead of spending fifteen thousand
dollars for a picture of the Electoral
Commission, which commemorates a
piece of history that might better be
forgotten, Congress ought to spend fif
teen minutes in passing an electoral
count law, making such a commission
unnecessary hereafter. Philadelphia
The rancor, the malignity, the bitter
hatreds that nourished during the war
have grown weaker year by year until
it is to be hoped that they have at last
been buried forever beneath tho memor
ial flowers which every May sees scat
tered with impartial "tenderness upon
tho last resting plaees of tho blue and
the gray. Fargo Argus.
George Alfred Townsend, better
known as "Gath," is 42 years old and
has been for twenty-three years the
chief independent writer on the daily
press. In that time ho has produced a
dozen works of poems, tales, etc., and
his literary reputation lias been steadily
rising. Ife is now lecturing, "Thomas
the Doubter" being his theme.
The money actually represented upon
the floor of the Senate by ownership
and outside relations of nearly as close
a character would run very high in the
hundreds of millions. I do not think
that it is too much to say that 500,000,
000 in the way of priva'te interests are
represented directly upon the floor of
the Senate to-day. Washington Letter.
Prof. Ely of Johns Hopkins Univer
sity says that dynamite explosions are
a "local manifestation of an interna
tional devil," and adds: "I must say
frankly that I believe we are just begin
ning to enter on a terrible era in the
world's history an era of internal and
domestic warfare such as has never
been seen, and tho end of which only
the Almighty can foretell."
A bill is before the Legislature mat
in"- drunkenness sufficient grounds for
divorce. It ought to pass, and with tho
additional provision that every man
who habitually gets drunk and spends
for whiskv the money that oujrht to go
to his family, shall bo taken before a
jury do luuatico inqttirendo, and, on
conviction, bo tied to a whipping post
and hit forty licks with a battling stick.
Martin Tex.) Ball.
In a private letter ono of the news-
fiaper correspondents now at New Or
eans thus describes the difficulty of se
curing information in that dreamy
Southern city: "My desire being strong
to make my letters somethingmore than
a catalogue of crazy quilts and bracket
work, I have worked hard to find out
what I wanted to know from these easy
going, polite, know-nothing folk. They
don't know and they don't care, and
they are so nice that you can't quarrel
Christopher Shearer, of Tuckcrton,
Pa., who has just made an assignment,
was always considered a model farmer
and his place was tho resort of noted
agriculturists from all over the State.
It wss generally supposed that he could
get more money out of an acre of ground
tnan any one else. Among the articles
which the snenu seizea are louriveu
tons of Havana seed tobacco, 15,000
gallons oi wine, 40,000 gallons of vine-
far. 5,000 gallons of cider, and 2,600
nshels of apples.
A Waainhesier County, Now York,
farmer, talking with a Aew rork re
porter, said: "I own a farm of 300 acres
and 120 head of milch cows, yet it
is all I can do to make ends meet. Tho
land is not worth as much ' as ' it was
fifty years ago. I couldn't get what I
paid for it over twenty-five years ago.
The life-blood is taken out by tho rail
road. When it was projected we all
thought it uould be a good thing. But
it has come along like a big sponge and
sopped up everything in the way of
profit. I pay a cent and a half a quart
to send my milk to Acw York. Th
takes all my profit."
The Oklahoma region, in Indian Ter
ritory, about which there is much ex
citement, is a tract of land extending
from Bed river in Indian Territory to
the Kansas line, containing about 14,
000,000 acres. The tract is some 800
miles in length from north to south and
200 miles in breadth. It was purchased
by the Government in 1866 of the Creek,
Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and
Seminole Indians, with a view to set
tling freedmen and friendly Indians
thereon. A good deal of the "land is of
excellent quality, well watered and
tempting to land-grabbers. It is said
that none of the purchase money has
been paid, while the lands obtained of
the Chcrokces were by the terms of salo
to remain in possession of tho tribe un
til occupied and paid for.
Eugenie's Flight From Paris.
"The Recollections of the Siege of
Paris," by the Cornte d'Herrison, gives
a terrible picture of the Empress Eu
genie in the last hours of the empire.
Her courage had broken down under
the military reverses and the hourly
dread of an insurrection, and she had
saturated herself with chloral. She fell
into a state of somnambulism, and her
eyes took a fixed, staring expression.
She ueither saw what was passing
around her nor understood what was
said to her. Then she had to drink
coffee to clear her head. She left the
Tuilerics in such a hurry that she had
not time to carry away with her a small
traveling-bag filled with underclothing
which she had packed the night before,
and all she had was a little reticule
large enough for her purse, pocketbook,
and a few handkerchiefs. She had a
cold, and wept bitterly on the journey.
When she wanted a change cf handker
chiefs Dr. Evans had to wash the soiled
ones in a stream by the way and dry
them from the carriage window. When
her wardrobes were examined, the furs
for autumn and night wear alone were
valued at 8120,000. There were fifty
parasols in her bedroom, every one a
chefiVuntvre. There was a separate
room for shoes, another for hats and
bonnets, and so on; and there were sev
eral lay figures, exactly her size, stuffed
with bran, which were dressed every
day experimentally in the various cos
tumes she intended to wear.
Sense of Ta.te in the Ijower Orders.
The lowest animals hardly need a
sense of taste at all. at least in the de
veloped form; all is fish that comes to
their net; they swallow, and, if possi
ble, digest every bit of organic matter
they happen to come across in the
course of their aimless peregrinations.
Or, rather, they swallow n-hatever is
smaller than them-elves, and get swal
lowed by whatever is larger. Still, even
in these lowest depths of animal evolu
tion, we get in a very simple and unde
veloped form some first, faint fore
shadowing of the faculty which be
comes specialized later on into the
sense of taste. When floating jelly bag
meets floating plantlet or floating jelly
speck under tho microscope, it makes
an effort to envelope tho edible morsel
all areund with its own matter. But
when it meets mineral bodies or un
eatable things generally, it either does
not try to envelop them at all, or if it
coats them for a moment it soon rejects
them as of no practical use for its own
purposes. These simplest rudimentary
animals, besides being all mouth audall
stomach, arc also all nerve and all sense
organ. Every part of them seems to
possess in some feeble manner the
power of discriminating between what
is food and what is useless.
The Angry Gentleman from Chicago.
A Chicago gentleman who wa3 a pro
fessor of languages moved to Texas
and started a school. He did not un
dertake to teach the young ideas how to
shoot, as most of the young ideas had
graduated in this department, but he
imparted to them a knowledge of gram
mar, etc, in which points they were a
little slow. His business flourished so
well that he was soon enabled to take
unto himself a better half in the shape
of a widow with considerable property.
On the morning after his marriage he
opened school as usual, but did not
seem to be in a very hilarious mood.
The reason for the Chicago man's dis
satisfaction leaked out when he dismiss
ed school, for he said:
"Young ladies and gentlemen, I do
not think you have treated me cour
teously. None of you have congratu
lated me on my marriage. When I
taught in Chicago I don't remember of
ever having got married a single time
without my pupils congratulating me
on the happy event." Texas Sitings.
Those Giddy Vassar Girls.
A Vassar College girl tells this story:
"We had a theatre with a stage fitted
np with a drop curtain and scenery,
and there wo gave famous theatrical
performances. One of our favorite
pieces, I remember, was "She Stoops
to Conquer." The actors were all
girls, and so was the audience. But a
portion of the audience wore handker
chiefs tied around its right arms, and
the girls composing it were understood
to be gentlemen. Of course they es
corted the ladies to the play, and stamp
ed their feet on tho floor to express
their approbation at anything particu
larly fine. When the curtain fell at the
close of an act, the 'gentlemen' all
grabbed their hats from under the seats
and rushed out into the hall. There
they paraded up and down in front of
the theatre, shouting to each other:
Well, fellers, what'll yer take?' and
'Reckon it's my treat; come up to the
bar an' order your pizen,' and 'Sa-ay,
Jim, got any good eatin' tobaecer in
jour clothes?' jrAiiijtofi Star.
All ruminant hoofed beasts havo
horns and cloven feet. If the hoofs
are even the horns are even; it odd, aa
in the rhinoceros, the horns are odd,
that is single or two placed one behind
the other. Creatures with feathers al
ways have beaks. Pigeons with short
beaks havo small feet. The long limbs
of the hound are associated with a long