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thta trtln reach th abOT point 13 to 30
BuUKS In advene ol any otner rouie.
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X aSScAlfcCiS era polnu without ay delay
J k. a.J.. im.Mnlnff Th flatnrriav ft ft nr.
inon train from Cairo arriyea In new York Monday
ornlag at io:w. TDircy-ia aoon id it'www
av other rocte.
wrPor throogh ticket and furthr information,
apply at UMnola Cantral Railroad Depot. Cairo.
v J. H. jOSES.TlcMt Agent.
A. H. lTASSON.OeD. Pa. Agent. Chicago
riEOBCE H. LEACH, M P.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
Bneclal attention peia,. th. u-m r-'"-
aacni of urgicl dlei. and alaesM of women
"opncEbn Uia tre. eppciu tu PosV
TR. I. E. BTrUJNU,
ISO Cmmereial ire , Cairo, III.
fAPOB. BLBCTBOVAPOR a0 MEDICATED
A lady Is atlendauc.
JB. W. C. JOCKLYN,
OfPICl I'lkta tret. near Comi rf.' t.hib
R. K W. WUITLOCK,
. OFftoa Vo. JM Commercial Ayenee, Stw
lciand Mnth Street
j-L e. nsrcE,
-vManafantam an4Da!r tn
tU tre,,ttwMQ Com'l Ay.. .id U.
CHOKE BORINQ A SPECIALTY
ALL KXDS OP AMC.VITIOX.
afe ReMlrtd. Al' Kind of Ky Made.
Boot & Shoe
lo. 90 Com'l Are.. Bet Sth ft 6th St
Jg01 htnin of
PALL aid WINTER GOODS
Vniek h wilt ell at the loweit bottom prlcei. It
oenprlie the ht of 8T. LUIt HAND MADE
M4 of BOSTON MAKUFAOTURES, LADIES'
ad CUILDRSN'H SHOES, and QBHTS' RUB
BER BOOTS and 8BOSB. ,
tW alio make to order anything In our tin
lh bet material and workmanibip.
V. 8TRVTTON, Cairo. T. BIRD, Mlitoart.
STEATT0N & BIRD,
Xt.afOUoUm, Cairo, IU.
prAjtmii Amttou Tvnm 0.
A Houwhold Artinln for l'nl7eral
Tor Scarlet and
Hrc Throat, Small
Pox, Moasloa, and
all ContHKloua Uiaeasna, Persons wailing on
th. Sick ttiould use it freely. Stark! Fe ver rut
nerer been known to ipread where the Fluid wu
used. Yellow Fever lia b,:en cured vith it after
black vomit lintl taken place. Tii wont
Case, of Diplitlicru yield tu il.
Fyred nd Sit k Per- I SMALL-fOX
on. refreshed and
lied Soros prevo ru
ed by bathing with
Impure Air m.-e
harmle. and pnrifioil.
For Sore Throat it U a
For Fronted Ftx-t,
ftuft White Complex,
toa aacurad by U uac.
Ship fer prevented.
To Dartrjr th. Itrcath,
Clean the Teeth,
it can't be lurputed.
Catarrh relieved and
Bura relieved inttantly.
Pyaente: j euied.
Wounda healed rapidly.
An Antidote for Animal
or Vegetable Potsunt,
I uaed the Fluid during
our present afltiction with
Scarlet Fever with de
cided advantage. It i
sndlipenubie to the tick
mo. Wh. F. Sajio.
oD, Eyrie, Ala.
PITTING of Small
A member of my fam
ily was taken with
Svnl!-poi. I used the
Fluid ; the patient wa
not delihoui, was not
pitted, and waa about
the house again io three
weeks, and no others
had it. -J. W. Pajix.
The physician here
use Darbyt Fluid very
successfully In the treat
ment of Diphtheria.
Tetter dried up.
liners purified and
Io caae of Death It
should be used about
the corpse It will
prevent any unpleas
The eminent Phr.
alclao,. I. MARIOS
KLHS, M. V., New
York, says: "I am
convinced Prof Darby.
ProphyUaie Fluid is a
Yanderbllt University, Naahrille, Tenn.
I testify to the most excellent qualities of Prof.
Darby Prophylactic Fluid. As a disinfectant and
detergent it is both theoretically and practically
eupnoT to any preparation with which I am ac
quainted. N. T. Lcwon, Prof. Chemistry.
Darby Fluid i. Iteeommended by
Hon. Alixandi H. STtPHans, of Georgia;
Rev. Cmas. F. Dcums, D.D., Church of Um
Strangers, N. Y.:
ioe. LCoit, Columbia. Prof. , University ,S.C.
:e. A. J. Battle, pro., Mercer University;
Rev. Go. F. Piesci, Bishop M. E. Church.
INDISPENSABLE TO EVERY HOiLE.
Ferfcctly harmltis. Used internally or
externally for Man or Beast.
The Fluid has been thoroughly tested, and w
have abundant evidence that it his don. everything
hen claimed. Far fuller information get of your
Druggist a pamphlet or send to the proprietors,
J. H. ZEILIN & CO.,
Msmifaewrin; Chemists. PHILADELPHIA.
QilRO OPERA HOUSE.
Ladle and Children' HsUnr., Saturday at t p.m
Shook 6c Collier's
LIGHTS 0' LONDON
Under the Auplccsof Sh ok Collier, Prop'.
Union Square Theatre, New York,
U George B 81ms' Powerful Spectacular Mnlo
drama, the Union Square Theatre's
Greatest buccesr-, Tlie
Lights O London
Presented with all th msenlfl -cr.t enery, prop
rtle and mechanical erT.c " u-ed at thst
theatre, painted ry the wor d-ienoced
Richard Marton; Tn'chinical
effect by G. B. Winnie.
Act I. Park and ground of Armytsge Mall,
with a view of the Hall and Loile.
Act M. Inti-riorof Armytaee Arm.
Act III The road trom t butbam to London In
the St.ow and M 'ouliiiht.
Act IV. Scene 1. "Exterior ef London Police
Satlon Scene 2. Jarvia' Ludgluga, No. 8 B iston
Act V. Scene 1 "The nwthorne."' St. John'
Wood, fcene, Exteriorof the MarvJ, bone orte
honae. Scene 3. Tie H.ipn, Kceni's Park, by
Act VI "cene 1 "ihe Bro ieh" on Saturday
night. Scnne 2. MechHnlcl chai'E, ehowinir
Interior of Jari' Lodel'ig, SroDe 3. Interior ol
Boston Street Pulli-e Station.
Wante 1 ! 100 Siippniuraerarii'S-
BDqulre for Stage Manai rat Opera Houee Thurs
day Nov. tVih at .1 p. m.
Price of AdmienlO": Reierve l So'it, P rqueti
and Parqa tte cltcle $l.iHi; Dres Circle, 75.
General Admlecon: Parquet te and Parquette
Circle. 71; Drer- Circle, 50, Ga lery, is. bale of
eat begin Monday nomine
CHAS. MELVILLE, Agant.
FLOUR, GRAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mil k
His-hAst Cub Price raid for Wfciat.
The One passenger and freight eteamr
T.N. KIMBROUGH, Maoter.
Tuesdays, Mondiyi and Thursdays.
Scarlet Fever jj
ILLINOIS, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30.
' "T.n 1 r -1 n - i "
"WHERE IS FRED?"
Wis the Bewildered Inquiry of (he
Girl Who's Betrothed Is .
Who Trareled 6,000 Miles to Marry the
Man Who Last Week Murdered Eer
Old Sohoolmate Considerate Officers
A Boyal Bpeonlator in American
Stocks-Bhot at a Turkey Baffle A
Dreadful Railroad Aocident Kaiser
William's Congratulations, and Other
Sr. Louis, Nov. 29. When the Ohio
and Mississippi train pulled up at the Uo
Ion Depot, u bour behind table time, the
platforms of the first can were crowded
with the r(d-faccd flaxen-haired Imml
grant, who bad left their vanrlaod to seek
fortune Id ibe Wei t. Among the excited
throng itood a roty-cheeked girl of 18
yean. Jler black hair, wblcb was neatly
plaited dotrn her back, and her twinkling
black eye distinguished her from her fairer
companloui of the trip. Each
rushed madly for the police officers and do
pot officials, who were distinguishable from
'be crowd of travelers by tbclr uniform,
caps or badges, aud wildly beseeched them
to direct them to where tbelr extended
tickets Indicated. The dark-eyed Immi
grant modestly itood at one side of the
step until Officer Mundluger approached,
and, opening a conversation in German,
asked : ' 'Are you waiting for any body "
"Yes," she answered, "I thought iom
iiody would be waiting here tor me."
"Are you going West, or will you remain
ii St. Louts!"
"Ob, "the answered, smiling, "I will
maia In St. Louis, of course.".
"Who are you waiting for, or whole
Aattlng for youf"
"He Is," she said, exhibiting a card of
(he Artenal saloon, northwest corner of
Sixteenth street and Clark avenue, and
pointing with her fat, dimpled Aug era to
FBED Sri I.KER,
he looked up to the officer, who remem
tered tbe account of the expected meeting
tietween the murderer of Ernst Korn
jartlt and bis lnteuded bride, and was tor
i munient at loss what reply to make.
The t ffleer led ber over to the ladles' wait
ng room, where be Instructed ber to re
nnln while be looked through tbe depot
or any friend of tbe prisoner's who might
lie lu waiting. He found nono, but re
ported tbe fact to Sergt. Burke, and
toked him If it would not be advisable
0 tell tbe girl that ber sweetheart wai lock
ed up In Jail. Sergt. Burke said tbe un
fortunate girl's dream would be dispelled
toon enough, and he specially advised Offl
r Mundinger to lake charge of tbe girl tnd
that no one broke tbe news to ber until
he wa In tbe bands of ber friends. As
no one was found tn waltlug tor her she was
-.ent out to Herman Traus', corner of Tay
lor and Ea".on avenue, whose name ah
mentioned to tbe officer. She wore a brown
casitnere drese, over wblcb she bad a light
cloak; a bear? gold watch cbaln and a hand
me locket were suspended from ber neck
tnd fastened to a small, old-fashioned
ady's watch, which she had
ndk'ed in a pocket at ber waist. When she
1 rived at Mr. Traus' bouse the was
"ai miy received by hi family, wbo were
in itfuorance of tbe fact that she bad not
yet learned of bpilker's position. Time
md again they promised to look after ber,
referring to her in endearing language and
.'tvlng proof of the sorrow they felt at ber
lot. Tbe girl was bewildered for some
moments and seemed to doubt ber senses,
she knew of no teason for condoling with
her, and wondered at tbe reiterated pro
esslons ot sympathy which met her ex
.irepslon of joy.
WHERE 18 FRBDf"
he said innocently, and in this way the
amity were first apprised of ber Ignorance
if her lover's fate. Impatient at the de
ay in receiving an answer, she asked,
"Where li Ernst?" meaning ber old
ohoolmate tor whose death Spllker Is
awaiting a trial In tbe courts. The family
broke tbe news to the. girl, who was almost
prostratet by tbe announcement. Sbe bad
severed every tie at home and come to St.
Louis all the way from Mioden, Weatpba
Ifa.only to find ber intended husband occu
pying a murderer's cell tor the death of ber
old playmate Ernst Kornhardt.
1 Boyal Speculator In RepoblUan
Pittsburg, Nov. . That the mania
:or stock speculation affects those of high
md low degree goes without saying. But
It is something ot a novelty to learn that a
close relative ot Queen Victoria dabbles in
-locks and extends bur purchases to Pitts
burg securities. Tbe person tn question Is
Marie Clementina, ot SaxeCoburg Ootba,
t duchy whose duke was brother ot Prince
Albert, husband of Queen Victoria of En
gland. Some years ago this lady, wbo Is a
verj wealthy widow, and resides In Vien
na, began operating In American stocks
.ud bonds through a London firm of bank
is and a couple of Eugllsh capitalists who
ire members ot two famous families, tbe
Dudleys and tbe Ruthveu Pyms.
Her operations, included seounties of
various kinds, but were chiefly stocks and
bonds ot railroads. Tbe Ducbess was no
ordinary dabbler, and did not purchase on
hundred-share lots at a time, but she
dealt in thousands ot shares. Whether sbe
ins been successful or not In tbe long run
is not known, but a gentleman wbo Is
well Informed In regard to some of her
iriusactions has Informed a reporter of the
Evening Telegraph that sbs bas nnde
money in every venture she bas undertaken
f which he bas knowledge. She has ad
visers who are well posted concerning
American stocks, and their buying is in
I VERT CaSE MOST OPPOHTUNE.
As an instance ot this, several thousands
t sbares of tbe stook of a Pltuburg rail
road were bought by the Dutchess two or
three years ago and were sold a few months
ago at a profit of $8 or $6 a abar, besides
handsome dividends. Tbe transfer papers
ot this stock were seen by tbe reporter
of the Evening Telegraph. The
Princess is styled by tbe
notary "Maria Clementina, Princess Au
gusta of Saxe Coburg, Ootba of the Palas
Coburg, Vienna, widow." A power of
attorney, which accompanied the papers
and which was made before the American
Consul at Vienna, Is signed in a neat, tine
running band, "Clementina d'Orleans,
Princess Augusta DeSaxe Coburg Goths,"
and beside tbe name Is a plain Uttle red
seal without armorial bearings, or crest.
Qustav d Trebenje, chief de Chancellelre
Ducale, and Augusta de Wladory, Cueiier
Ducsle, were witnesses ot the signs
rrtsTDttaJ lailMSISl AWMMt,
. WoacaaTEH, Mass., Nor. 29. -The rear
ear of a crowded passenger train en tbe
Boston, Barns and Gardner Railroad wu
thrown tram the track Just as the train wu
drait log sway from North Worcester sta- j
Hon, at 9:11 yesterday afternoon, and
hurled with terrtflo force down :
a sUep embankment, fully twenty-five !
feet high. There were slity-flve passengers
In the car, and not one of them escaped In- i
Jury, Th oar turned wholly over oooe
and then half over again In tu descent, and j
finally rested on IU side at sn sngle of forty-live
degrees. It wu badly broken up
in tbe fall. The seats were all wrenched
from their plsoes and thrown tn a
heap, and tbe passengers were mixed up
with the broken Iron and timber In alraoat
Inextricable confusion. The woodwork of
tbs car caught fire from tbe stove In tbs
forward part, and tbs horror of being
burned to death confronted the wounded
passengers. But assistance wu prompt,
and tbe flames wore speedily extinguished.
A88ISTWO TBI WOCNDBD.
Some few of the passengers extricated
themselves from tbe wreck, aud with tho
occupanu of the other two cars, which re
mained on tbe track, set to work and helped
their suffering ootnpanlons. The anguished
ortes of bruised and bleeding men,
women and children insdo tbe
scene a terrtble one. Tenderly and care
fully tbe injured were Uken out and laid on
tbe grus by the side of tbe track. It wu
found that by a miracle none wets killed,
but several were apparently dying. Phy
sicians wre summoned from Worcester,
and Doctors Bates, Marble, Daves, R.
Woodward, Jacques, Wood, Swart
ward, Adams, and Warren ware soon
on the spot. From then till dark all worked
unremittingly tn caring for tbe wounded.
Some were removed to neighboring houses,
and othere were brought to Worcester tn
backs and tbe police ambulances. Tbe
most seriously Injured were taken to tbe
City Hospital. Of tbe sixty-five persons In
tbe car all were more or less bruised;
thirty were seriously injured and six so
badly hurt that they are not expected to
TBX LIST Or VICTIMS.
The names ot tbe victims are:
Mrs. Holland Marble, Uolden, probable
fracture of skull.
C. A. Clapp, Marlboro, M. H., fractured
collar bone and scalp wounds.
Pi Mrs. C. A. Clapp, fractured ribs.
Belle Clapp, slight bruises.
Mr. Hiram Collins, Marlboro, X. H.,
fractured rib and probably Internally in
jured. Mrs. Amass 3. Davis, Bibbardston,
back broken; will probably die.
Amu(J. Dsvls, scalp wound and bruises.
Holland Marble, Holdeo, scalp wound,
cut bands and burns.
Hiram Collins, soaip woaods.
Homer Stearns, wife and ehlld, Jeffer
eonvtlle; Mrs. StesnsS ts hurt la tbe
Mrs. H. B. Wblttemox, Jeffersoavllle,
cut over tbe rtgbt eye.
Rev. Dr. K. Thompson, Pbtlllpstoo,
hurt tn the bead tn'l iri.
Mrs. J. M. Shepanl-'.ti.liojalston, severe
hurts on besd and neck; ber condition Is
Miss E. C. Sbepardson, Athol, hack
Mies Nettle Eaton, Gardner, hurt tn tbe
cheat and stomach.
Miss Marshall, Gardner, hurt lo tb
back and bead.
Mr. and Mr. Baker, Gardner, back
Mrs. Ellen Moore, re ten ham. very seri
ous nature of injuries not known.
Mr. Gougb, of Maynard A Gougb, Wor
cester, cut tn bead and knee; not serious.
A daughter of George Willis, Hubbard
stou, cut In tbe bead.
Mrs. E. W. Browning, mother of tbe
proprietor of tbe restaurant at tbe Union
Statlou In Wot ester, wrist broken, face
bruised aud band cut.
A child ot Mr. Davis, of Walpole, N. H. ,
A Mr. Prisslln was thrown out of a win
dow, burled under the car, and had to be
Mrs. Arthur Farrar, of Chicago, slight
scalp wound. Mr. Farrar Is Unhurt.
Miss Belle Lamont, of Marlboro, If. II.,
Joseph Galnehelr, wits and daughter,
Mrs. Moore, ot 216 Main street, Worces
ter, dacgerously wounded.
Oiber passengers more or less hurt are
Mr. Marble, ot Jefferson ville; Mrs. Helen
Moore, of Petersham, aud Eaty Drasland,
of Walpole, N. H.
The train was lu charge ot Dr. Joseph
C. Nichols. It was running quite slowly st
the time of tbe aocident. Tbe two persons
who got abroad at North Worcester got In
to the second oar, every seat tn the third
car being occupied, and so ucaped Injury.
Superintendent Wlttlea and the other offi
cial ot the rod did everything In their
power to alleviate tbe sufferings of the In
jured. A spreading rail or a broken wheel
caused the accident. At midnight none of
tbe victims bad died, but two ot those most
seriously hurt are sinking tut.
Heyer Bros. Draff Hsmbm Bare).
Kansas City, November 39. Tbe whole
sale drug bouse of Meyer Bros, ft Co. on
Delaware street, between Fifth and Sixth
streets, wu burned yesterday evening. Tbe
tire originated In tbs basement snd wu
caused by tbe explosion on chsmluale. It
spread so rapidly that tbe stairways were
cut oft and tbe thirty employes above the
ground floor were put to great straits to es
cape. Most of them remained at the win
dows until ladders had bseu run
up, but Dr. R. F. Smith
) imped from s thlrd-stotr window
and fractured both arms, besides sustain
ing shock. The fire department turnsd
out promptly, but the most they eould do
was to keep the Ore within the walls of tbs
building. This was dons effectually, al
though at one time It was thought tbe ad
joining buildings would suffer. The fire
was a fierce one and lasted until all ths In
flammable material had been burned. Tbe
losses were: On stock, $170,000; building,
$25,000. Meyer Bros, bsd (lAO.OOO insur
ance on the stock; W. C. Lobe otto in had
tbe building insured tor 133,000.
Gov. CrttteaOrAss's Motstor-la-Lsm.
Sfbiisgfield, III., Nov. 29. The death
of Mrs. Ann S. Jickson, Gov. Critten
den's mother-in-law, was not unexpect
ed. Sbe had reached tho sdvsnced age of
eighty -three, snd bad been feeble since her
return to Springfield s tew weeks sgo. Sbs
bad resided in tbis oily several years, but
was with a married daughter In Lexington,
Ky., wben Gov. Crittenden visited thst
State last month and escorted ber to St.
Louis and to Jefferson City for a short
UMt So Baimo-a.
CUARLESTOJf, 6. C, Nov. 29.-Mrs.
Osborne Balley( wife of aa old gentleman
who baa bsen earning a living as street-ear
driver here, bu fallen bslr to $1,000,000
through tbs dsath ef br unels, Mr. W hits
fidge, a Ballimors eossjnUsloa. Dssrubaat.
la .alow York.
Ntw York, Nov. 29. Bright sunshine
and bracing atmosphere contribute greatly
to tbe Joyousoeu of this Thanksgiving Day.
Only works of necessity and charity are be-
g dons, and these will be given s rest later
In tbe day, that all ssay partake of tbe din
ner of tbe year. The people are In holiday
sflstt, going to church or on pleasure bent.
Tbe Callthumplans and other fantastical
corps are very numerous this year, and en
liven tbe streets with merry music. Tbe
theatres doubtless will be thronged, and
every place of public resort cannot fall to
have Its full complement of patronage.
St. Louis, Nov. 29. A finer day for
Thanksgiving and pleuure could hardly be
imagined than that which to-day tempted
the good psople of this city to go forth to
churcb and so tbs brewery. All the
churches where services were held were
well attended and a general Sabbath day
silence prevailed the busy marts. Prob
ably no Thanksgiving day wu mors gener
ally observed here.
. at JnrfBKeo S CITT
Jefferson Crrr, Nov. 29. At the
State captltal aad at ths United Slates snd
Supreme court buildings everything is
still. Thanksgiving day Is observed In Its
fullness throughout tbe city, except at tbe
penitentiary, where tbe bum and nolio ot
machinery aud labor Is beard as usual.
Most all tbe business bouses closed at ten
o'clock, and all are participating io tbe
general feaat of good things. At least 600
turkeys will pose on the dining tables of
Jefferson City to-day. Church services sre
belug held tbis afternoon and t here will be
several concerts this evening.
Kelaer William' ronsjratalatlons.
Madrid, Nov. 29. Emperor William
setit a congratulatory telegram to King Al
fonso yesf.-rday on the occasion of tbe lat
ter' birthday. The Emperor exp rested
tbe slncerest and heartiest wishes for the
King's welfare: said the Crown Prince,
Frederick William, would present the King
with an elector's statute as bis the Emper
or's birthbay offering; that he was grateful
for the acceptance of bis son's vicarious
visit, and concluded by avowing friendship
Washixotos, Not. 29. Congressmen
Broadbead and O'Sell, of the Missouri
delegation, are expected tbis evening. Fy
n will probably not arrive until Saturday,
and from what oan be learned here It ts con
cluded that Clardy will not be here for tbe
caucus. It Is understood here tbat Carlisle
will get the a pport of all but two ot tbe
delegation, Gravee and Burns, wbo will
probably go from Cox to Band all. Car
lisle's friends sre very enthusiastic to-day,
and feel tbat there Is practically Uttle doubt
ot his election. Tbs Texas delegation,
about which there had been some doubt, Is
now said to be solid for Carlisle. So strong
ly are the Indication against Randall thai
I there Is a stood deal of talk todav of his
vote being transferred to Converse, who
could get some votes tbat Randall can't.
John G. Thompson's chances for Scr
geant-at-Arms are not flattering, for while
tbe Ohio delegation now stands 6 to 0, tbs
absent member, Follett, bas wired a proxy
in favor of Leedom, which will turn tbe
scale in bis favor, unions some heroic work,
being dons to-day, Is successful.
Clarke Is vury hopeful, but does not give
"I recall a couple ot Speakership contests
that were rather Interesting In their wsy,
rather more so than this bas been thus
far, "said Ben Perley Poore, tbe veteran
correii-! i n . n he sat lo bis pleasant
rooms av tut E.mlit last evening, chatting
with your correspondent, "They are the
Banka contest, snd the one In wblcb Sher
man wu defeated and the place given to
Pennington. Tbe Banks fight wu memor
able because of tbe large number of ballots
Uken aud tbe lime It consumed. fJTbe two
leading psrtles had made combinations In
caucus you remember, and tbe contest oc
curred in tbe House. The third party held
tbe balanoe of power. There are, as Ire
call it, about 150 ballots, the contest oc
cupying something like two months. Tbe
House would meet and take a
few votes and then adjourn .vjr
until the next day. The candidates kept
thotr headquarters open In tbe evenings,
and had tbelr runners out In every direction,
seeing tbat tbe enemy did not capture any
of their men, and making the fight warm by
various methods. The contest in wbh
John Sherman wu defeated wu a rather
Interesting one. Tbe fight had gone on un
til Sherman seemed pretty sure uf It, and
THE ballot had begun
wben some member from the South (from
South Carolina, I think), rose in bis lace
and read some extracts from the
book of Mr. Hloton Rowan
Helper, called "The Impend
ing Crisis, " tn which be took vigorous
grounds against slavery. Everybody re
nt umbered that book. And then turning
to tbe back of tbe book read from soma
recommendations ot the work by certalu
executive committees ol tbe party, among
them being ths name ot John Sherman.
Tbat beat him. A man by tbe name of
Pennington, utterly unfitted for the place,
was elected to tbe position, and I remember
that be bad to be consUntly "croacbed"
by s page familiar with ths rules, wbo
stood beside him every faour of bis term for
that purpose. Tbe blunders
that he com ml! ted were very
astonishing aud very embarrassing to bis
party and his friends. I remem
ber one other contest, too, tn which the
New Jersey people made a good deal of
trouble. There were two sets of creden
tials preseuied by contesting delegation,
and there was great confusion as to who
should be seated. At last some man cried
out, "w III not some one make a motion
tbat thla House organize by electing
temporary officers?" Then the shlnlugs
bsld head of Adams gle.imed above the
fight, snd he answered, "Tts, I will,"
and be did. sol tbe temporary organization
' AND TBE MATTER SETTLED.
There wu not so much lo
the way ot preliminary contests
tn those days; that is the
newspapers did not say so much of it.
There wouldn't be half as much talk sbout
it now but for tbe attejtlon given It by tbe
press. Whyf those days ws Uteu write
up our accounts of tbe House and senate
proceedings In tbs evenlogefter the session,
walk to tbe postofflce and mall them by
midnight, and let them go out la oex.
morning's msll. Ths man wbo did tbat
wu thought to be a very prompt corres
poodstn. Whsa we began telegraphing.
thirty words a nigot was tne limit, aoai
used to ezsrelu my Ingenuity to sea how
such t could get into thirty word.
Brlttffiaisr the Ttsaeex.
Vicesburo, Miss., Nov. 29. Ths bridge
across Glus Bayou wu ready for the
rails last evening, and the track laying wu
computed to-day so that a train can pau
over the structure. This will give a oom
plet line of railroad from
the Yaioo river to a point fifteen "
miles below Port Gibson, making
sUtv-flve miles. The road is completed
tarty miles above tbe Yazoo River, making
In all ninety-five miles on the central sec
tion of tbe road, with tho exception of tbe
bridge over the Yazoo. Ths contractor for
this structure Is on tbe ground putting up
part of tbe superstructure. Five car
loads ot the bridge are now between Chatta
nooga and VIcksburg. It will take over
twenty-five cars to bring tbs bridge down.
i i i
The Hlllor Trial at BleasssoooL
Richmond, Mo., Nov. 29. The appli
cation tor change ot venue lupine me of
Tbos. Miller, charged with grand larceny,
was granted yesterday, and tbe case was
set for tbe third Monday In April, at Platts
burg. The change was asked for because
ot prejudice agaiust Miller. It was ad
mitted, however, that until the assassina
tion of Evllslxer there wu no prejudice lo
tbe larceny case. Witnesses for ths perse
cution were placed under bond to appear
at tbe trial.
Minister Lowell Inollftlble.
London, Nov. 29. It is reported that
Baron Melbourne, Lord Chancellor, has de
clared James Russell Lowell, tbe Ameri
can minister, ineligible for the office of
Lord Rector of St. Andrews Colloge, to
blub be was recently elected, and that he
has been asked to withdraw. The studenU,
It is said, will, upon tbe withdrawal of Mr.
Lowell, re-invite Mr. Mallock to become
candidate for the office.
New York, Nov. 29. The Clipper pub
lishes challenge from Prof. Wm. Miller,
of Melbourne, Australia, to J. L. Sullivan,
to box with am All or ordinary sized gloves
tor I'J, 600 a side and tbe championship of
tbe world. The match to take place tn
Australia or New Zealand; ring rules to
govern. Ho will allow Sullivan WOO tor
A Blow at OpUeae.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 29. The Supreme
court has rendered a decision through Jus
tice Bland Ford tbat all con'.raots or notes
based on futures are absolutely void and
uot good even In the bands of an Innocent
purchaser of them. The decision places
speculation In options on par with faro and
Sbet at a Turk? Baffle.
FKKMOMT, O..Nov. 29. At a turkey
tifflo Tuesday night Peter Overmeyer got
mad and fired a revolver into the crowd,
riie bill took effect In Charles Androever'a
tbigb, inflicting a serious wound, Over
meyer Is not yet arrested.
In the Wrocerj Bnslnsss.
Decatur, III., Nov. 29. D. S. Wise
heart, a grocer at Blue Mound, failed yes
terday, and bas made an assignment to
John Ulrlcb, of Decatur. Liabilities not
Bloominotox, III., Nov. 29. The gen
eral olUcus of tbe Lake Erie and Western
railway will be removed from Lafayette,
Ind., to this city on the 10th of December.
Civil Ri-nie In Nootli Carolina.
Columbia, S. C, Nov. 20. A bill was
introduced in tbe 8uio Senate yesterday for
tbe repeal of the civil rights laws ot the
state, passed In 1870.
THE MARKETS. 5
CATTLE - Receipts 6.S00; steady;
exports "Hi 2." 30 TO ; goou to cooice
shipping quoted at $0 00 ffitJ 10; common
to fair H 2ofoti 10.
HOGS-Receints 40.000 aotive and qutet,
light at $4 mmi 00; rou'h packing
M 4.1(34 90; heavy packing and shipping
W WCdo 40.
CATTLE Exporter $6 10 40; rood
to heavy do $3 WiaiJ 00; light to fair ik 25r3
6 35; corainunto medium H 40ft4 90; fair
to good Colorado tiOOdj 40; souttiwest 3 75
a4Si; grass Texans $3 00(4135; light to
good stackers ft jo J 75; fair to gool feed
ers 3 75f(t 25; common to choice native
cows and heifers W 2.V24 00; scAllawajs of
any kind ri U02 40.
HOGS Receipts 7,434 head; shipments
head. Market active. York-
' -a BMlllnir At iA fi'rl AI rmiirh mivrt.1
at U 60f34 85. and butchers Bteady at $4 90
fff5 20; packers pay in,' $4 TOftf.'i 13.
SHEEP Common, medium ft light $!00fa
8 10; fair to good tJ iVoi.l W; prime 3 60
(a 00; fair to good Texaus $2 75(3
WHEAT Decemoer 98; February
90; January 97 .; Mav 1
CORN December M; January MK;
February 58 J; May 60 .
OATS December 31; January 81K;
February 31 X; May 34 r; year 31.
WHEAT December 1 02b. ; yoartl 01b.
January H04VO105; February
$1 06H; Mav l 10X.
CORN December 49 W ; vear49; Jan
uay i'JS; February 48 Hi May 82 K.
OATS December 28; year 28; Jan
uary 29 V; February 37; May 82 V.
WHEAT-December SI 11 V ; January
fl 13; February U 1(J; Mavtl 20.
CORN December rliX; January 68X;
February 03 ; May 05 S.
OATS December 87't January 88K;
February 89 X; Mav 41 X.
BUTTER-Creamerv at 32f934 to 85 tor
selections, a shade more in a small way;
seconds at dairy rates. Dairy at 28tf.it
for choice to faucv to 30 (or selections;
fair 12(316; low grade 8,310. Good to
CholOJ near-oy In pails 67315.
POULTRY Dressed, Spring chickens
-mall 12 00fd3 50: fair to cooice. 2 7538 00;
choice $3 60; Old ohlckens--Cocks 102 75;
mixed, $i "Mi 00; hens. $3 60'
turkeys, $67312 l dozen; accoiding to sis,
and dressed at drfl2o per lb. ; ducks $2 75
03 36; Geese $3r.
EGGS Receipts 1,390 pks. In better ds
nand and firm at 24c for good marks.
- Wheat arrived dull, fair demand; corn
arrtv t unchanged. Wheat to arrive
dull and corn firm. Mark Lane
Whea steady and corn firm. Country
marks- quiet. California wheat to arrive
advent 1 6d. 8b t wheat dull; No.
spring, i Oil: No. j spring none In market;
Wester, winter &i 6d; Mixed Western
corn ong at 6s 7d. Demand
from C. tinent snd United Kingdom uoi
much d ag la wheat and corn.