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TERMii OF iUWCRlPTlOi
I A AdTMce
Job gaamwa M all dsKriytioiis :-furmb,ed o
"' 'fttljwfT'y1 to-frove sstiFlctory as to
. quality. j j) ',- . -,
They are! beginning to find Charley
Bosses again. The lustoue was "seen
tramping . through Germany with a fortune-teller.
NeVs signature pronounced as
much worse has Spinner's as Spinner's
is worse" than everybody's else; - If-om
would become United States Treasurer,
practice poor writing. , .
Beeches on hash: " This trial has
been like hash to me. Yoa know hash is
very good occasionally, bvt.whettyoaj
nave had it fifty or sisry oays rigni aiuug
it becomes a little tiresome,"
A New Tokk sporting payer
that there are in the United States fif
teen hundred thoroughly organized
-iasall clubs, havings aa. laggwgate
membership of over 25,000.
The Solicitor of the Unite 1 States
Treasury lias 3ecio3TtiaEttternal
nue officers have aniority to exaniiqe
the checks in " any bankj to ascertohi
whether they have been stamped as re
quired by law.
Ahotheb new uiaustry nas Deen
in Lpnlpn. A 'man averJasesiiinf-'j
' self as " Knocker-up and window-tickler
from 3 to 7." He wakes heavy sleepers
who -wiali-to 'geE-nji Jeajjy,, 14iido-
tickling is waMltgwtri(5uf ftifgriig tire
bells, by neans of ,a long pole, wjth
which he iapswon thcH-viniUr , . T
Hebmann, the famous prestidigita
teurj was tecantly jinifcdin nmage in.
New IoA SigBBhladyVtJii re
mony behig perf oitneil Mjq-arEik-ham.
After the knot had been tied the
clever magician extracted a roll of billsi
the atayoxrjpcket;book and-tfans-j
f erred it to OoL Pratt's mouth. The
Mayor saw th(nj0kyMrftprfle3h
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cunning man not to "play any such
tricks on Mrs. Hermann when they
Twtr is Beechnr's remarkable perora-
' ; Rn'. umum- " TTa
that is holy and loves God for what He
is; he thai hath faith, when he reaches
the other life can't be sent to helh
- Wheal come before the EtettaL Judge,
and say, all aglow, My Lord my God !
will He torn and say, .iYou. Jwrwjsever(
immersed; go down! lou 'ma not come
up the rigfet. road !' I will answer, ' I
love Thee 1 Dnma, joa if thou cans't !'
God will say, "amid Jills' heavens afUufiS)
Dost thou lovef Enter in.'"
Hon." EiiBEBt HERRrsOpOf He'ypik,
is the oldt' tJractlahg vye r the
. . world, beinar now in his 99th year. He
a Jnthre of the Marine Cot the vear Na-
Ttoleon became Emperor of France.
' CharlstO'Qonor, now
triops V&nf was a at
Mr? Hejrinfc was also poafsio
India, pjcfira the fik iikte
Neveh was the5pauc5 a falling off inJ
the price of BtinTjneto-as there has been
in the case of those sent by the Khedive
. tov (he ;fZk)Bfeor "M "fie Port of Kew
. I oik so ksra sbtainzue blierman f itcn.
When they first came they were regarded
as dirt cheap at $400,000, and now the!
mates of .the valne of thoa jewels have
bee egeropaheonj a precg
dent, and $40,000 really represents thy
most liberal valuation that can be put
upon thxa,e, number and seof jjie
diamonds fixe "so counterbalsjiced-' by
their off-color." -.-'
London papers state that the death
of the! late HI HBmeVtBe well
known theatrical" manager,' was due di
rectly to a gust of passion. H' temper
was occasionally a perfect hurricane,
The' wght Wore"EiraeafBM3enxyh
Irving gave a .supper, at which Rate
man was prsfjeut. amjUeTISi 3axed
bo loud that the police interfered. This
unseemly intrusion stirred Bateman to
" ... 5:VTrmI2t'
t - 41 .rC L
latax.; At was a nervous
which he was not accountable, and was
the more remarkable Vtt.onfA?B. with
the genial aisposition hnQ -VoodT temtfei'
of the unfortunate victim.
a- . a
. , , rlJ jf ' 4-.
Dpnngneta (Diane.) jiepuoiican says:
By aj aotjpriritsJx. Jewell is pushing
things with -veieiice. . Bey4i of
guilty clerks have made a clean breast
it, we are told, and are activelv helrmio-
inthe work eestigllieXi fThesi
not be prosecuted, escaninir with nnnon.
- r. ki -iv vr
Jewell intends to Jput through.' It
now believed -at -the department fiiaf
there are nearly a htuiilred of the fraudu
lent contracts, and -all payments to
contractors have been storped, pending
the inquiry. JJ is said that impUcated
parties have warned Mr. Jewell "that
-- will run, agaiist very eminent personages
if he isn't careful, fie "is reporW reso
lute te proh-j .Aenptipri 4o t(ioV
torn, no matter who gets hart in
proceas. j "Pe says, h6weerfc tjjaaf it"
the biggest and toughest job he has
been called to handle." " ' - r- "
- The eomplex En ghBh -jailokLiig
tem, whioh has bee oia trial bu a
or twomust already be investigated
a PMlitvniehtary'eemmrttee.' Under
system, the voter isC given: a tjckaH'-iTith
the names of all the candidates on
and stampdjnili an; ofScial ikmp1?
retires hitp staJjnflrAtfrfa V
againsi the name of the candidates
whom lie 'votes. i,This is the secret
lot required in a country where many
the voters are tenants and dependent
stiop-keepers, and so liable to intimida-
Devoted to the Interestsof the Democratic Party, and the Collection of local ajdneral News.
Terms; $1.'50 per Annum, In Advance.
11vol. yjiiNd. 2k! C-
EATON, :OHIO,' THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1875.
WHOLE NUMBER 417,
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. -' - in m - jp -ar-", v w - t J" ( .......
tion, and are ignorant besides. . Some of
.lheEagliplJudeshva- decided that
IhelnarH inst a ihanimasbea cross
iiiTeverycaae, when te law only in-
or,.l.,l in nrnvide that some mark should
be affixed. The ballot moreover does
6? BecTtrgeneraThecrecy, (TESglish
tradesmen wSUwrn thai the 'independ
ent voter icannotjba maaufaetujed by
any such device. He must be trained
up by popular education, and by the re
Jeif 5f ije mass of the people from their
servile dependence on those Buperidr to
them in wealth. e
POLITICS AND POLITICIANS.
Ges. (hxheld wants fef-oy.piayes
. m TT L- T J3
ing nis parenia in xerre xuiuw, xuu.
rTHhWse&rJO-gJ colored, jhas
givenup poUucs'na gone into preach-
Guujveb says: "He who causes.jj
; bind n rf CT""!.'" fTEP" whare none greV
Qewnbefcte S. iMtterthah Uole race of pol
oped Jiiriio. Jr 1 ,
Senator Booth, of California, is
Vice-President "Wilson and Fred.
Doncrlass are present at the anti-slavery
Ue pie's oADteiinui raehatioD, jn'thila-
1 x-Govebnos Cvbtin, it is-said, wiB
inates Allen G. Thurman, of Ohio, for
The Annapolis Gazette proposes James
G. Blaine, of Maine, for President, and
Alexander Hafr,-f 4rfflk, for
Gen. ujLBFWf pay toeraosjage ui-
crease waaal k"raiak,itJt tnaimly to
the bad pteebfceiol Uotak-imbrtant
legislation to be crowded into the j last
hears of the session. That does! not
agree with Senator Ramsey's account,
n otEB tlje Tet5:5TiAt- Hamlin is
report! jo have pintle, f Boh of the lat
ter gentlemeir ''pkee le bWne upoii tlie
JoHN Bobt, the cirena- man
from a'Cban Ji ilayor "if! 5ncinnati,
the other day, does not seem to be
ledtJt and only eerience
in politics; Oh the night of his defeat on
ttXciou3 reporter had the temerity to
Upon him and ask wbat he thought
from his eyes and mouth, he said ha did
not recollect exactly what Mr. Bobinson
nxt Premdenfc, and nas Bay,
I m .
saiH, but he judged by the energetic
manner of his speech ana tne size ana
frequency of the oaths that he didn't
care to run lor omce any more.
Representatives of the Forty-fourih C!on
CT JwhlhrTtaieeisio tbe first time on
Mondayt "DgcenlUar-6thy are still to be
elected as follows: Four in California
which holds its regular election on Sep
terrfber JstSi irf Misasstrtpiw. which
hoias itsgida, Sectfclb jmlffi
2d; andfour at special elections to bo
called hereafter to nil vacancies caused
hv the death of haajnbers-elect: Garrett
McMillan (Dem.)ifi the Ninth Georgia
district, James Buffinton (Rep.) in the
First Massachusetts district; A. x. Allen
kari independents ; f 1-1
UBJt. J3OYNT03I in- a aong letter to tne
CinfUjati4g33( eVplain the reasons
of Gen. Bpuiner s wii
rv Bristowimmediatelv.unon taking of-
fioe, begmA tlionoirch reorganization of
ajem.) in tne xiiarty-tnira new iorKT
J Mivl- V H HornflW Km.) in th
district: F. S. Hersey (Rep.) in ths
Fourth Maine district Of the 278 Rep
resentatives already chosen 102 are Re-4
Pobn,? Vf.r "aj-
um, uuiuiiciitv rruvT4i.
VUUUIUS niUIUlUiimw W ouu umiuuiuviu
14,. -...a.Aa. . in., i. s.,A.-iij t,
ganitioiirere, in his opinion, it was
1 t t - 'A AT
drawal from the-Uf
He says Secret
with himself. The first trouble with
flan SrnnnoT nwnrred when Mr. Bris-
oweitt fr3mls" report duiation
toe tow rate bond theory, wnici wsatfljj
er may have been its merits, did npt co-
mcide with tne news set lortn try uie
Secretars. and consequently wpjM&Tmke-itif
baS appeaiSiOl Sf fltlfiit'irV V i
lowmg this in various ways, . the corres-
pojii4lttiee, "theoldUeneral be-l
gan tw reertnB loroe tnat was arawiHgyj
evenning in me aepartment unaer uie
UUAIUUA l UO A1AAUU, OAAIA AAiat.u.
- Al; J,.HU .A-,
eT'B offiee that of the Secretary,
rtfH of C1tnW affa anv
I ImpBlatloa uolAaM Bbsel
mt?ry, ana uie general
t l -Vemer,-uafc-e
I roArthnil i-n IMn Kvtnrn-nr'a -wrri-tfir rt WWW.
necessary to place a new man at t
head op th Treasurer's office, and, Vljile
h had "ni uEkifidly" feeling 'wliatxteir!
toward dan. Spinner. araonalLy he de
cided upon the change." '
A Strange Scarecrow.
A parsimonious old Scotch nriniistei
ohr-rrHleal disoowerv bran uncommon-
ly clever mancEuvre. When working
onedny jn his garden, or glebe,- in
beggar-like -attire, he-was alarmed to
I the carriage of his patron, the proprietor
roPthe parish. 5yliiriihg rapidly along
YxtoliufTffiirise. It was too late
attempt a retreat, and get himselt put
retreat was impossible; to remain where
and as .he was-rto be -shamed .and -tjis-greoed
Esr surpasseci!, he stuck his battered
ds into the sleeves ofhis raggejd
ofnr-lr nnt hia arms atran acute ancle.
planted iniegs far apart, nd throwing
ngicuty imp au nisorm, stoou iuere
the Pf jf .
of wbAtmlgland is caUed a scare,
ctwtSt!e,tland? vf TJOtatoboe3iC-f
irteves. anspeetedv.by. the witors as
drove up to tne iront entrance, while
made -for" ie back door to don his
garb." ' : " '
The Daily Telegraph, of St i Johns,
New Brunswick,- gives the mefeantile
marine of Canada, at the cloee off
at 6,938 vessels, at a registered tonnage
of 1,158,567, which is an increase
the year of 151 vessels. Of this number,
Nova Scotia, has 2,785, Quebec
New : Brunswick 1,-144, Ontario
: t- j a, t..i , am a -n .
liiill x.u wtu j b xouuiu OIA, auu xnuu
I Columbia 85.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Judge Neilson and the scandal-case lawyera
have aicned a petition to the New York Leeis-
laiute, maaiag toi epeeial legislation nbiqb aball.
giTiLe Supervisor of Brooklyn power'to far-:
tber compensate the jurymen who have served
over thirty days. " '
Thediaoovery of lead and silver at Salisbury,
Mass., is reported. A sale has just been Blade
of a portion of the'C&ipmanlode, Newburyport, .
on the basis of a valuation of $1,000,000 the
min- w - ,-v -
It is reported fbaPa well-known merchani of
"New York,a bachelor of 80, has given $1,000,-
000 and signed a will bequeathing the balance
of ljis estate, valued at $1,060,000, except a life
interest of $250,000 of estate to several rela
tives, to endow a College of Music in that
j'S11 PWi f JUgeynnaa
oeen we scene or anouier caiaeiropne, ute
breaking of a dam haviiULlet loose a flood
to the extent of $200,000 worth of property
the villages of Wrentham . and Norfolk,
about 25 miles from Boston. No loss of life is
reported. ' . : I' "
The centennial celebrations at Concord and
LeESyfbnirU'tffmr.iffiots fir etTin th-Twat of
Anoncan independence look piacfi 01T April 19,
on vhickwiccaaion the patjtatisoaof the old Bay.
jeeiis to;jiejeenarouse to thejinoat
pitch. The day was ushered in with the firing
of cannon, and then followed civic and military
processions, orations, songs, etc. The Presi
dent and Vice President of the United States,
msmbanr tyUJtiiif U'usd plfie Sena.
tors, , ftaUX iTOla8IJi'iS?3'0X8i0l
States, Judges, Generals, poets, orators and
eminent .me.ofrthe republic, lent their pres
ence to the, patriotic occasion, while mighty
oroirds, only limited in size to their ability to
f ikcfft theTWisWfcfsce'FMripited ifiBie.
memorablecelebrafion! TSe eitreme cold
weather had the effect to interfere somewhat
with the complete fulfillment of thecontem-
Owing to inadequate railroad facilities at the
Concord and Lexington celj&aalllMrsome
people were iorcedtarttomp out over night in
the latter placsleeping in bams,"churches,
u, 5 ta5ic3
' wuiu . ..
in New Ifc
;tit long the road to Boston was
ith pedestrians. '"
ional Board of Fire Underwriters met
rk last week, and transacted business
insurance interests. The percentage
the past 3earjias been greater than
nice the great Chicago fire, t . ;
with the continued drudgery of re-
rjortorialvorkAttendinir the -Beecher trial Dr.
JuhusDtrjc&n, a reporter ef the Brooklyn Freie
Presse, $ek aloaof 4apium last week, and is
now wita the angels, rt is hoped. He left a let
ter stating 'that hewas sick or the blasphemy
and pertory of. fhe Beecher .trialff p- ... i '
In the, qase of John W. Wright for the forg
ery of Indian bountywarranis, on trial at St
Louis, tie jury returned a verdict of not
guilty. '' . - - "(.
John wfelch gavehimBelf ap to the poMee in
East St Louis last Friday, confessing to having
helped to fire the elevator of Bush & Co., at
Indianapolis, recently, causing a loss of $75,-
000. - , v
A very important arrant of "eounterf eiters and
capture of their tools and product was made at
BosreBbE Wrs, last week. j - -
k.rwa4 a'niglnyreBpectabls young
widow, of Hanibal, Mo., the other day, tied a
jlotlras-hne arqumd herself nd Iwr little girl,
6 years old, fastened the Other end to" a stake in
khe &yg,Bdythe teokhe eliM her
'arms arKruqntjersteiywaiitecymLOTita. ureez.
of them, consisting of sixteen men, one woman
cyy. rT 1
J.UO U1UIU VILJ
Hills was recently attacked by Indians, and one'
AdvicearonvWuas yoyrMe,. repwi tkt
I there. Valuable quartz thus also found in the
range, 90 miles fronv Laramie.' ' Miners from
Idaho and California, made. $10 to $40 per day
X-UrL lUi&iA : t Wapk
Mix's company, who were sent after the mining
party at Harnefjiff'eak has feoureH therhtl
m a1 ?.a: m -a.
Prof. Thompson, a geologist arrived at
nnre eold. ttien from the nlacer dirinra
I 0B Douglas creet..in the, Tffedicine Bow
1 . - ., - 1 v . .
vicinity. i -
A telegram from St Joseph, Ma, says:
oXrKThe wangdays havehktolMd- and revealed
jhyriad of traaahoppera 4n JlU the ooiuaties
Tforthwest Missouri. . Considerable, apprehen-
sion is leiton account 01 uiaiact xne nope
the farmers' ithat they may take wingsl
U)ii is their Habit, and leave-the looalLiyjjf their
uatohing." -v".: - . . ,"
The SupremoaOourt of the State.of Kansas
docide authorizing wranties'ana
.todp)lUties to issue bonds for the ptrchase
. , A JUl.). otflr in h n.n
"A TO B"" w-
aucceesful attempt was mad. a few days
t 0 to vn train on the St Paul Mid Sioux
&ty railroad, near aiauKato, jninn, . J.ne engine
a nan uua,ou . D .uAvca
through a bridge mto a ravine below. About
fifty heau 0 Jiub were mueu, uui.we pas-
I . mahiMMIUUI
eengers iniraculoualy- escaped.
The Northern Pacific railroad hsspMBed-jnte
the hands of a receiver.
I ffiscMng rprhvl outrages continue
IB corns iromiaie isuuiicu f r uui: ixjBuiers
a" figBf with band J"eages near Grenada,
Kan., last week. Several of the latter were
i- sent-to the happy hunting grounds, y, . , .
' TUe etneage Piioime ApubliBtMa large num
ber of reports concerning crop prospects
various parts of the West from which it
that wide-spread damage has resulted
from the recent extremely cold weather.
Great injury has .been done to winter wheat
and other email grains sown early in
l01"" Bmu ens 80wn "'y
tiiepPWETigB siirea, from heavy frosts
pniuacieu. cuiu. au many casee neias
be replewed and planted with com, the
igeof " which pmneB'V , be unusually large,
From the fruit-growing regions .the reports
indicate extensive niB&ter to the, prospects
of the season's crop by reason of the-Arctic
f1 - The suit for'hbel brought by Miss Alice
Early, of Bockford, . HI., against Wilbur
Storey, publisher of the Chicago Times,
tried at Chicago' last week, and resulted
verdict for 25)00 damages, v
FT ABefi was rast-rreeV- declared bankrupt
I Jt r, ,
fat pes Haines, a sufficieht number of creditors
hftvmig jjetioueq lor sucn a decree, a.
Etheridge was appointed prcrriBional assignee,
ft is probable? that the creditors will
from fifteen to twenty per cent from
Considerable damage was aone, and interrup
tion of travel caused, by floods along the
of the Union Pacific railroad last week.
War is again being waged against the
James brothers iu Western Missouri,
The Louisiana House of Representatives
by the election of Estelle
Conservative) as Speaker.
was supported by Gov. Kellogg and the solid
Republican vote, and was elected by 66, to 37
A fire at Charlotte, N. C, on the ICthM
April, destroyed $250,000 worth of property.
At a meeting in jfempbis, Tenn., last week,
to arrange for decorating the graves of Conf ed-
arate soldiers on the 22d of May, a resolution
was unanimously adopted asking ex-Federal
soldiers to participate in the ceremonies.
Reports from many parts of the South snow
that the recent cold spell-was the severest ex-
perienced for years., Fruits and early vegeta-
bles were seriously damaged.
, The first orauiual prosecution for libel against
a newspaper evor known in South Carolina has
been commenced, by ex-Congressman Bowen
against the Charleston Newt and Courier, the
indictments for publicatiens, extending through
several years. - ' ii k --v
Specials from Galveston report a second raid
The ffrgon factory aUChattanooga, Tenn.,
was naua lasc saturoayjagut. xne loss
tained will reach $150,000 ; insurance, $35,000.
Upward of 150 workmen are thrown out of em
The Louisiana Legislature has taken the pre-
liminary steps toward the impeachment of the
Auditor of that State for Bift IHmes and mis-'
demeanors in office. " " '
yLt lias been ascertaiued tnatat Joaaveigm oi
.tbe bandi&?whQ reoeitly raidcf in(o'Ttr from
Mexico and committed depredations upon set-,
Hers can, b4 captured if our government de-
Ex-Treasurer Parker, of South Carolina, wal
Wedaaadayanyated aarg fith embezzling
$28000 from tbeiiMdWWA. ' p
The Government Departments are making
extensive preparations for the Centennial. M
John- Sherman, Jr., a son of Senator Shr-mara-
and CoL Fred. Grant have opened a bask
in Washington. '" : .- t'.i
A very perceptible contraction in the aggre
gate circulation of National Bank notes is
aside from tlie'tempomry vntiiarawalsihcident
T.,i1a indn ii,A bnnnnn tKHtrli1neident
he operation of the Redemption Agency. 'is
estiirnBaat $10,000,000. This contraction is
ailures, to Uquidations, and to
The rumor is agam-started that Attorney
General Williams is to resign.
JTlie parties implicated in the mail contract
frauds will escape punisBment on acconntAf
the law not being definite enough. I
The Interior Depaxtmenl has information'that
representative Chiefs of the Sioux Indians have
indicated a desire to come to Washingnton to
negotiate for jhe eessioa of the Black Hills
country. : , - . Jt
Ex-Marshal Hinds, accused of complicity in
the mail 'contract frauds, has been held in
$25,000 bail to await the -action of the District
The Secretary of the QJ-eaaury has issOted-a
call for $5,000,000 in 5-20 icoupon bonds, upon
which interest will cease pn the 20th of July.
They are included within the following num
bers -. Fifties, from No. K.401 to 17,100 ; one
hundreds: from'No. 40,001 to 44,200 ; five hun
dreds, from No. 20,001 to 22,400 ; one thous
ands, from Na 66,001 to 70,950.
Attorney-General Willian s has tendered his
resignation to the President to take effect May
15. It is- believed that Secretary Bristow will
be his successor.
President Grant authorizes (Tpositive denial
of the report' that Minister Washburne had
been instructed by his government to request
the French government to resume diplomatic
relations with Mexico.
Washington. The Tilton-Beecher Trial.
Sevkntibth Day. After au interruption
Sevkhthth Hat. After au mterniDhon
Bevediys. caused by illnee, of Mr Fuk
lerwn, me grea mamum uuu waoroiuiuiu mm
the deienant on tne stana lor cross eiamina-
I finn "Trm taCtfimnnv Watt OTTil "ATI a f i-IT-IT nf f
r' "77 I ,7
letters in the case, m the midst of which
FnUerton charged the witness with evaaionof
direct questions, for whioh he w4 prfmpUj
rebuked by Judge Neitoon. ! fjr-
QmrruA.vu,(n Tut Tim nuwurM KsiiMii
defeiidimWMif W4iTB-etcarinwere on-
usually sharp, and the latter was rewarded!
with some measure of success in. Hs attempts
to m ot damarine admissions. It trans.
pired that Mr. Beecher adopted the theory
1 ..... .
who, he says, drilled him up to the point
making an allegation, which he did not then,
and does not now, believe to be true.
8eventy-recond Dat. An -interesting ' part
of the cross-examination was Tn -reference
Beecher's health, and what fe-meant hy
letterto Mrs. Tilton, iu 1873, that, when he
acknowledged his general health-was good
be mere results of nervous elhsustibn.
crosB-iamination ended, and after a short
direct eximuhation the witness left the stand.
were made by oounron
But few "points.'
either side. . . r .
v. 8evestt-thibd DT. Tlio court was f-jt
more .than half full. H. OZArmeur, a
chant of Brooklyn,? -testified, that HoBlteu-1
, to ..make it hotter than heU"
wto wonia testify againat-mni. ' H.
Cleveland, a member of the Wvronnth rnveeti-t
I iathafe confessed to Mrs. Moulton onnn2,
gating committee, testified that Beecher
nrlT fi.A KnnfMMMl t ATra HTnnlfnn on -T,1A
Washington. The Tilton-Beecher Trial. Political.
Jn fhe Loaiwana Hodse 4t Bef resentativee,
on'theiaoth, the nisjoxujlfepeilof the Com
mittee on Elections, seating four Conservatives
who had, been declared elected by the Return
ing Board, and , unseating four .IlepublLcan
members, was adopted by a majority of 61
32. - This gives the' Democrats a majority
joint ballot A committee which had been
pointed to examine the books of the Auditor
State, made a report recommending that
officer be impeached.
A Washington special to a Western
states that Secretary Delano's resignation
hMn in t),A liandt of the President ever
last December, "and whenever he is satisfied
that he can insist npon his resignation
accepted without incurring the imputation
the President has requested him. to resign,
will do so."
The Lincoln Club, of Ne York, last
gave a reception to Congressman La who n,
in a speech, urged the- Republican party
nominate Senator Conkling for President
The Patent-Office, a department .ef the
ernment which has hitherto, been -regarded
free from the taint of corruption and
now comes in for its share of investigation.
It is charged that the Chief lxaniiner of
Patent-Office has been guilty of the
abuses of the sacred functions of his
Prof. Baird, United States Fish Commissioner,
is engaged with a . large force in hatching
young shad along the Carolina coast ' He
proceed northward as the season advances,
intends to hatch out 2, 000,000 young shad
the Potomac during' May. Of these,
hundred thousand will be transported West
stock rivers in the Mississippi valley.
In view of the threatened prevalence
yellow fever on the Southern coast the surgeon
of the North Atlantic squadron advises the re
for moval of the nava. forces from Key West. -
'' An investigation 'of the condition of the win-
ter wheat by the statistical division of the De-
partment or Agriculture at Washington shows
the crop as a whole to be much below the status
of that of last year in April. There is an ap-
parent increase of about 7 per cent in the
areas of winter wheat amounting in round
numbers to 1,500,000 acres, though that portion
of winter killed and to be replanted in other
crops may be equal in the West to the enlarge-
ment of planted area. This increase is small
I in the Middle States, considerable in Illinois
ana Missouri, and proportionately largest in
fie Gulf States an! in Kansas,' reaching 30 per
cent in tie Southwest 1 . ' 1 " i
Anpary CtOa-ae pesaps isoended from Paris
in a balloon, eafisday lart, for the purpose of
k akii scientific obseWatfonsUI Ttie balloon
attained 'the extraordinary 1 hetgl' of 3.000
metera (over 20,000 feet). Two of the aero
nauts were snffocatecTto death, and, when the
( Balloon?, reaehai The "jgriunuj the third was
almost insensible. His recovery is doubtful.
. Thewar-clsud. has passed from thtrhorizon
of Europe once more.' The Belgian Minister
i of Foreign Affairs reported to Parliament last
Veek the tenor of Bismarck's reply to the last
"Belgma 'note, and stated - that cordial verbal
interchanges of good feeling had passed be-
xwaeiiJiue repveaentaavesAi tne. una. nations,
The friaoess of Walee, the Duchess of Bath
rland, and their attendants, were present at
one of the Tevival meetings of Moody and
fJankcy, in Loudon, recentlj. , f
It is now stated that the Papewul select Mon
treal for his residence, in the event of his being
compelled to leave Jiloma. . ',
'The bill withdrawing state grants from Cuth
olic Bishops has passed the Prussian Chambers
and been signed by the Emperer.
A plot has been discovered in Khiva for the
massacre of all the Russians in that province.
The" Afghanietans are said to he implicated.
In a duel between two Parisian editors, Mag-
swards.' VV-.i L. VV
A goldi medal has been presented by the
I V80 aeograpwcai: BociBt u w lamuy or
me ,J?P'' 5? commemoration of the
raPloita of the Arctic explorer.
- CmzESs of the State hare recently secured
pa tenia on inventions as folloire : BasE Weights,
E. J.. Spxague, .Xoungstown ; rajlroad-eignala,
B. L. 'Kilpatrick,- Springfield ; 'field-rollers, A.
Hilts, Springdale ; fruit-gatherers, N. Lash,
Montpelier ; fire-proof floors and ceilings, L.
S. ' Scofieid, Cleveland ; harvester-rakes, J. P.
Monnett, Bucyrus; -farm-gates, L. B. Holt
Worthington ; horse-shoe fastening, B, K. Price,
Cleveland ; beer-faucets, W. B. Muller, Cleve-
teid-t machines for forming gear-wheel molds,
T. CmyBonV'T'orfsmouth ;" wind-mills, J. M.
Armour, Northwood ; saw-gummers, D. Sattler,
Napoleon j roofing tiles, S. Mills, Newcastle ;
manufacturer of putty, G. W. Hatfield, Dayton.
Thx Cleveland papers report that the recent
cold weather has done great damage to fruit
throughout that section. Peaches are reported
nearly all killed, and apples suffer considerably.
Wheat is injured but slightly.
Thk Cincinnati Commercial publishes ad
vices as to the condition of the fruit and wheat
crops from sixty-one towns in this State.
Peaches will be a complete failure; apples are
but slightly injured. In regard to other fruit
one reports a good crop; twelve report half
crops; forty-eight report no crop at alL As to
wheat twenty-four report the crops uninjured;
twenty-two-half a crop; twelve no crop.
b M W. S. . GaoKSBSCK, 9f (cinnti, ha.
i euaowea jsurnet nooan rara, m ui uiy, mm
S50,000, the income oi wmcu is to lurniBn tne
I ,lt-U fAMMV
Tra "nowauge road to connect Dayton
I ....... ..7.,. ,ntv
L.. - -i. u :n
J-LaJxaddnis the road. -' .
nersorMj interested in buildiMr
. ,m ninrinn.B .ion,r th. rivr
. , t ,
of 'k. a Ohio road! is to be held at Ironton.
cLncinnati aim. sayB great interest
of nrded. at all river towns along the route
by pointing solid men to meet and consult
taoethes on tbe eutemrifle. : , . . ......
j , Ihi; Erie arid Pacific Dispatch anu'the Great
to Western and South Shore Dispatch fast freight
his 1 liQee have- consolidated under one manage-
last Iment, .
Twif loaWori ierttoir'e paper miUt Colnm
yeatDufchehawliathettoughtweresymptoir! whrch'was!partiaHy'aeetroyed by,fiie
xiWbiy, wfll "exMe-15(000. moat of the
valuable maehinery being saved. The loss
fully covered by. insurance in nine different
SiMTiEiNica;ois, bt Mooresyille, fell dead
from apoplexy while being shaved. .
1 1 I t f r t 1
THE-title' to ferty aeres in the heart of
for city of Columbus has been Cv&imed by parties
M. I in Kansas City, Mo., Wit the-prbseat occupants
nnt n. rniieh retrard tor the claim. Other
parties in Cameron, Ohio" bring forward a claim
I.A ,1, a imrnwl fi A-iiW-l, tlin RlnSFW ITmiHA
With the closing of the free lodging-bouse
in Cincinnati there is an exodus of tramps
have been quartered there during the winter.
They seek the country, where. If they do
find work, they can obtain something to
game of them become a terror to the inhabi
tants.- At some farm-houses, in the absence
of men, they commit petty crimes, robbing
inmates of money, jewelry, and the
Some serious outrages are also charged
them. , .
Cabounb Pell, alias Blank, a yonug woman.
was arrested at the Nassau Bank, New York,
last week, attempting to cash a forged check
1 14,000 purporting to have been drawn
Wendell, Mitchell & Co., of Springfield,
State. "i - .
' la Ottawa county, some 37 years ago,
Hoffinger, uncle ef Andrew Hoffinger, sudden
ly' disappeared, and no trace of him could
be found.' The affair has now been revived
tie confession, of , Aodrett- Hoffinger,
nenhew. now an old and respected farmer,
ing in Sandusky county, on the Sandusky
that he murdered his, uncle, and buried
body in a large 'marsh' in the vicinity.
He at first in the' agony of mental torture,
confessed fthe murder- to his family, and
since repeated it, with the details of the
to a relative of his uncle.
- Frvft, ana of gunpowder were placed
basket in the vestibule of St. Xavier's Catholic
Church, Cincinnati, last week, and the material
will-f outside of the basket set fire to. It was
covered by the sexton and thrown into
street where four of the cans exploded.
only explanation is that it was put there to
the machinery of the contractor who
completing the tower.
Ex-Tbeascbxb Paekeb has been arrested
Columbus on charge of embezzling $28,000 of
the sinking fund money of the State.
Cincinnati has a prize boot, made seventy
years ago in Edinburgh, Scotland, by William
Ferguson, and shown .by the maker's son. It
not often that an old boot can fairly be
called a work of art, but there would be no
mistake in so denominating this. Some of
the stitching looks like engraving, and ex
perts who- have examined the stitches say
that in some of the seams there are sixty-two
to the inch. '
Bancboft, the historian, says that the West
ern Reserve of Ohio contains a more intelligent
population than any other territory of the same
extent anywhere in the world. ' , . .
Chanoes have recently been made in postal
affairs in this State, as follows : - Ettablished
Collinwood, , Cuyahoga county, John B. Davis,
Postmaster; tyner," Guernsey county, James
H. Britton, Postmaster; WaiDs, Bciota county,
hnif. .MclonetrBY.)- Postmaster;. Island Creek,
Jefferson county, William Brown, Postmaster;
Willow Brook, Coshocton county. William
Wright, PosbnaslerT Xamt Changed Manmee
City, Lucas county, to South Toledo. Pott
maatert Appointed Canal LewisvUle, Coshoc
ton county, C. Graham; Darke, Darke county.
James McNeal; Bidgeville Corners, Henry
county, Bradley FauveT; Thompson, Geauga
county, Frank 8. Turner; WostvUle, Cham.
paign county, Lorain H. Hoak; Adario, Rich
land county, Reuben A Fonlks; Cope, Belmont
county, Orlando Cope; Donnelsville, Clark
oouiity, Thomas Snyder; Fayetteville, Brown
county, Silas J. Bivans; Mill Brook,. Wayne
county, Charles H. Keister; Mount Pisgah,
Clermont county, Wesley Calhoun; Northwood,
Logan county, Alexander Milligan; Old Hick
ory, Wayne county, David E. Bachtell; Park-
man, Geauga county, John L. Morse; Pikeville,
Darke county, Henry Bush; Shields, Belmont
county, Ellis W. Bailey; Topper's Plains, Meigs
county,. Henry H. .Brown; Vienna, Trumbull
county, Henry Pounds.
THE INDIAN OUTBREAK.
lass of the Troops Greater than at First
. Reported New Indian Device How 6ei.
Neil was Deceived.
rLearenworth Correspondence Chicago Tribnne.
It transpires "how that the revolt of
T . . - . ft ... 4
Mian prisoners at Cheyenne Agency,
mnrlino- nffiw nf tl. Department that
fViA TndiAiia nrwn their HiirrAnilAr.
turned over their firearms to the govern-
ment authorities; but his information on
this point seems to. have been at fault,
The crafty redskins evidently outwitted
the General by burying their best guns
in the sand, and handing over to the
tne soldiers oniy tneir , oiu ana uuser-
viceauie musKem. .moreover, uic miimii
rush to the sand-hills was not simply an
impulsive stampede, but rather the pre-
ciso execution of a preconcerted plot to
abandon the Agency, unearth their
weapons, ana go on tne war-paui.
i or some ume tne jneyennes nave
suspected that the government intended
to deal out a fearful retribution for tne
massacre of tne Uermain family, and
consequently witnessed with apprehen
sion every attempt to identity tne im
mediate perpetrators or ringleaders of
that crime. Whenever an Tndian was
put in irons, or singled out from the
mam body of his fellows as an object oi
special supervision, mutterings of dis
content were heard from his compan
ions. The signal for the revolt was
given when the savages saw one of their
warriors shot down for attempting to
escape from the guards, who were in the
act of putting him in irons. Three
" .'i .. r
movement was simultaneous
hont (Xm There was no
I. . . m rwn
demoralization or contusion. xney
I were not fugitives fleeing from
real ' or imagined peril, for
they did not scatter here
mar to make sure of his own escape.
They assembled with the least possible
1 aery 81 me" ('aoae,D- renaezyous, occu-
V3B Bu.u. BimK "a"
eTery auvanmge. oi locauou in vueir inr
I 1 1 "-r T were UAiiuiiieu, uuiukou icvrucrxuv
is through the deep sand: but, instead
meeting a defenseless foe, fell under the
range of deadly rifles. Three times
soldiers charged, and three times they
were repulsed. The official report of the
battle says tne troops consisting 01 lour
oai-tie euv 71'-8
companies of the Surth Cavalry, under
command 01 lien. iSeil in person lost
six seriously and ten slightly wounded.
Private letters from the Agency say that
the loss was much greater than that
is known that the troops were badly
whipped, although they fought bravely
and against great odds.
A sad blunder nas been committed;
but, at this time, it is difficult to fix
rmuTi w.u " "8""J ueioug-.
The loss of the gallant soldiers who
,,,. l,i,u ;a
; in SJLa i au. 1.1 'jJ
AO AlUli Ult3 WUlab AdALUAt, Ul Lilt, lilllAAUCA.
frv. t i .,,
A. 11,. ill, v KUAio via 1-11-. wtu-unui
again, and there is danger ' that all
etUpiU U.M AA. AUAUHAgUlg UUC ACVAA-
eru. . '
It ia-well-nov.-that ConirresB made
an appropriation of 8300,000 to subsist
Tim Indian nnsnnera at nrfc . Ijeaven-
worth. The appropriation was secured
by tne immediate request of tne Tei-
dent, who had listened to the counsels
Gens.. Sherman, Sheridan, and Pope,
and consented to a change of policy
the extent of transferring the hostile
dians to the care of the military authori
ties After the money was appropriated,
Secretary Delano ordered the transfer
the Indians to their respective agencies,
reserving for military control only those
who had been identihed as tne murder
ers of the Germain family. The 300,-
000 voted.to feed and clothe the prison
ers at Fort Leavenworth, has been
pended in the purchase of beef at
frontier agencies, where supplies accu
mulated during all the months of
year that the warriors were absent
French smugglers are proverbially
sharpest of mortals. A new game
recently discovered on the Swiss frontier
that was very clever. The smugglers
got on the cars at Geneva with
valises filled with cigars and their pockets
stuffed with dirty linen. As soon as
. . . - .,- . ,
train started they would rip open
cumiioim, auu, BiLAug aauaa
wmcn mey were nneo, put cigars in
place, and then fill the vahses with
oirty nnen Alter passing tne wrmuary
A cat belonciiicr to Mr. Ben Dyke,
Paris, Ky., some time since fell in
with a rooster, and followed him
for about a vear. She is now encaced
in sittinir on a nest of hen's etres. A
had abandoned her nest, and the cat
mediately took possession
they would repack
the valises with
Learn a Trade.
I never look at my old steel composing
rule tiiat I do not bless myself that while
my strength lasts I am not at the mercy
of the world. If my pen is not wanted,
I can go back to the type case and be
sure to find work : for I learned the
printer's trade thoroughly newspaper
wotk, jod worK, book; work and press
work. I am glad I have a good trade.
It is a rock upon which the possessor
can stand firmly. There is health and
vigor for both body and mind in an hon
est trade. It is the strongest and surest
part of the self -made man. Go from the
academy to the printing office or to the
artisan's bench, or if you please, to the
farm for, to be sure, true farming is a
trade, and a grand one at that. Lay thus
a sure foundation, and after that branch
on into what profession yon please.
You have heard, perhaps, of the clerk
who had faithfully served Stephen Girard
from boyhood to manhood. On the
twenty-first -anniversary of his birthday
he went to his master and told him his
time was up, and he certai'ily expected
important promotion in the merchant's
service; but Stephen Girard said to him:
. " Very, well ; now go and learn . a
"What trade, sir?"
"Good barrels and butts must be in
demand while you live. Go and learn
the cooper's trade, and when you have
made a perfect barrel, bring it to me."
he young man went away and learned
the trade, and in time brought to his old
master a splendid barrel of his own make.
Girard examined it, and gave the maker
$2,000 for it and then said to him:
Now, sir, I want you in my count
ing room ; but henceforth you will not
be dependent upon the whim of Stephen
Girard. Let what will come, you have a
good trade always in reserve.'
The young man saw the wisdom and
Years ago when the middle-aged men
of to-day were boys, Horace Greeley
"It is a source of consolation ;to us
that when the pnbhc shall, be tired ef us
as an editor, we can make a satisfactory
livelihood at setting type or farming, so
that, whlTS out' strength lasts, ten thous
and blockheads,- taking offence at some
BUU U1I7UA11CUUJ3, RlJUUiC Ub BUlllt3
6 tey do not imderstand, could not
drive us into the poor-house."
And so may a man become truly inde-
Baltimore Trade Review.
The New England Sabbath.
in they made a law in Massachu-
setts, that if any one " contemptuously
behaved towards ye word preached, or
ye messengers therefor. For ye first
scan dale to be convented and reproved
openly by ye magistrate at some lecture,
2jia bound to good behavior; and if a
second time they break forth into ye like
contemptible carriage, either to pay 5
mto ye publick treasury, or to stand two
hours openly upon a block four feet
high, on a lecture day, with a paper
affixed on their heart, with this, A WAN-
to,, Gospeller, written in capital letters;
ve others mav fear and be ashamed of
t t i,-t-. "
breaking out mto ye like wickedness.
In m i l the general eonrt ordered tnat
a cane be set up m tne market-place
of Boston, and in such other town as the
county courts shall appoint, wherein
shall be put, to remain till examined and
punished, any one breaking the Sab
bath." For the prevention of the pro
fanation of the Sabbath and disorders on
Saturday night, " by horses and carte
passing late out of ye town of Boston,
it waa ordered that there should be
yrard. " from sunset, on Saturday night,
until nine of the clock or after, and no
cart was to pass out of the town after
sunset, nor any footman or horseman,
without good account of the necessity of
his business. Officers called tythingmen
a fearer stuck into one end,
whioh to tickle the noses nf drnwsv
sinners, while the end tipped with brass
enforced order on the pates of unruly
boys. In this manner was tne congre-
p.atl0n kept attentive during tne sermon,
enforced the observance of the Sabbath.
The law provided that, as a badge of
office, they should have a "black staff of
two foote long, tdpt at one end with brass,
about three inches." The staff soon came
which generally lasted about an hour
and a half, measured by an hour-glass
standing on the pulpit
A Model Juror.
A iuror in Erie, Penn., who was unable
to follow the evidence sufficiently closely
to satisfy his own mind, last week sought
ZfTJl. thB nd -nt
out the defendant in the case, and got
all the facta he deemed necessary. The
result is thus set forth by The Erie Dis
When the .uehman vs. ling jury re
tired, upon the first vote cast, eleven
were in favor of a verdict lor tne plain
tiff, and one for the defendant. This
one is a farmer, passing the prime of life,
a conscientious, dignined personage,
oHlm . f.:tw- j rirnnlicitv. who
fell r - r v .,r";-' ' y-.;
wouldn't on any consideration have
verdict influenced by improper motives,
I . . , ,. ,
.I. After some persuation he yielded to
1 -, I , , -
the J63? onty agaanst him
ing. After tlie verdict had been rend-
- , ,,0 m
, -TA-T- at a:..i l 1 I .... tr
Anituner-.rAug iaao a aa o.
cmmueramy ixuiii meu-
o' : . a- ;
much more of - his attention than had
evidence that he was not .very clear
the testimony had been, and so, to
himself upon it having a passing
acquaintance witn tne deienoant in
suit he sought him out on tne
preceding the morning when the jury
for consultation, got from the
defendants full explanation of his theory
in the case, coincided neartny in
views, and, after an hour or so in
with him in relation to it,
to bed fully convinced that the
should never have been brought,
that the defendant was entitled to a
which impression he carried unim
paired to the jury-room.
There are several kinds of India rubber
cement The best known is "marine
glue." A cheaper cement and one
is highly recommended, is made by
ting a quantity oi pure xnoia ruooer,
in its natural state, into email pieces,
putting them into a wide-mouthed
and tiiung it aDout nan inn oi
A I. .i. . Al,A -nl-luw wnll m.-ull
, , UUAClBb AJCAAAOAAC, UTO A 11 11 1,1 niu . r v i,
the 6, u well Bnflken
ilu -j, fow assume the consistency
ns f b u TObbel. doea not
the j m0re benzine. If, when
. , ig too aw add
gum. A piece of rubber one men
diameter will make a pint of
of I This dries in a few minutes, and is
love useful in uniting pieces of leather,
around is both elastic and durable, in
mar rubber goods put a paten oi
hen over the place to be mended and
un- it on witn tne solution, wmcn
1 the patch firmly,
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Business cards of five lines or leas, $3 per annum.
Local notioes 10 cent, per line each insertion.
Simple nIKiunrr-'.nli of marriages and deaths,
and church and lienevolent society notices inse-ted
free. Any addi:s to obituary notices will be
charged 6 oents per L ne.
aVOW WUST -De urea at a. "J ma uoou.,
morning to annul"; w - -non tne same weeic.
Communication. - on subjects of general or lo
cal interest are solicited. .
THE TWO THRUSHES.
(A FABLE FROM THE SPANISH.)
A thrush, whose venerable age
Had served to make him-shrewd and sage.
His callow grandson thus addressed :
" Come I leave awhile your idle nf st
And try your wings, for once, with me ;
Bach luscious grapee aa yon shall sea
Will surely give yon great delight ; 4
; Oome on 1 tis but a moment's flight
To where an ancient vineyard lies.
Whose wondroos wealth will glad year eyes ;
IU show yon, lad, the very vines
Whence Bacchus draws his choicest wines I
Away they fly the eager pair
Till lighting on a vineyard where
The grapes in purple clusters hong,
As fine as ever poet sung.
" Fie 1" sneered the youngster, " do jou call
finch things as these, so poor and anull.
Worth looking at? Just come with me, ,
A little space, and you shall see,
A grape of such prodigions sice -Twill
surely fill you with surprise ;
So large that one, npon my oath.
Will make a dinner for us both !"
With that he quickly led the way
To where a common garden lay.
" See there !" he cries, and proudly shows, -What
wondrous thing, do you suppose 7
A calaoun which, all-agape.
The fool had taken for a grape ! . .
The silly throsa was jnstas wiss
As those "-ho deem a volume's siae,
(Despite ita literary dearth,)
of its worth!
John G Saxe
Wit and Humor.
Bieb gardens cemeteries.
Heeijno mediums shoemakers.
What animal comes down from the
clouds? Rain, dear.
When sweet oil is put into a castor
does it become castor oil
What is that which, by losing an eye,
has only a nose left? Anbise. ,1
Party ties those little white chokers
worn by blonde gentlemen who part their
hair in the middle. '
Mb. Sptnks is not going to do liny
more in conundrum. He asked his wife
why he was like a donkey, and she said
because he was bora so. He says the
answer is very different from that.
Pattbnt to doctors, after consultation:
"Tell me the worst, gentiomen. Am I
going to die?" Doctors: "We are di
vided on that question,, sir. - But there
is a majority.of one that you will live."
At a printers' festival lately the follow
ing toast was offered: "Woman: second
only to the press in the disseminating of
news!" The ladies are yet undecided
whether to regard this as a compliment
His Honor of the Police Court wanted
to use a boy as a witness the other day,
and he inquired : "Bub, do you know
what an oath is?" "Yes, sir," replied
the boy, "father's used 'em ever since I
can remember !" Detroit Free Press.
A newspaper out West thus heads its
report of a fire: "Feast of the Fire
Fiend The Forked-Tongued Demon
Licks with its Lurid Breath a Lumber
Pile ! Are the Scenes of Boston and
Chicago to be Repeated ? Loss $150."
A han named Daggett, after warning
everybody ' by advertisement in the
Hartford Times not to trust Mrs. D.,
burst into poetry as follows:
Happy day when I got home,
' ' Happy day and found her gone .. '
She is a perfect Amazon," said a pu
pil in one of our schools of his teacher
yesterday, to a companion. "Yes,''
said the other, who was better versed in
geography than history; " I noticed she
had an awful big mouth."
A married lady was complaining to a
widow of her husband's cruel slanders
upon her, when the widow grimly re
plied: " I've had three husbands, and
not one of them fives to say a word .
against me. Dead husbands tell no
A girl screamed in a lecture audience
in Lafayette, Oregon. Then all the
other girls screamed. General conster
nation ensued, and a rush for the doors.
People were bruised, clothes torn, and
the room at length waa emptieB. The
first screamer had seen a rat a real one.
. Journalistic Scene: A sub-editor's
room. Sub-editor has evidently been
dinintr. Small boy (from irate proprie
tor) "Mr, Macfimgan wants to see you
immediately, sir." " Tell him I'm out"
Small boy I told him tnat, sir, ana ne
said I was to go and find you." Sub. (af
ter a deliberation)" Well, go ananna
Something always happens to spoil
any great speech which a Detroiter may
try to get oft Yesterday among the peo
ple at the ferry dock to see the ice sweep
by was a long-Inured, profound looking
man, whose soul took4in all the grandeur .
of the scene, ne naa juhi nmwu auu iaaa
and commenced: "How puny is man
compared to nature and her," when a
warehouse clerk roiiea a Darrei oi uculab
against his legs, and the long-haired man
sat down on his plug hat, which was ly
ing on the dock. lie woman t even do
a spectator any longer. Detroit Free
One of the late New York illustrated
humorous papers has an irresistible cut.
Thin is the scene: An old gentleman is
walking in bis garden. Presently the
milkman comes along outside the high
lighten garden wall and gives his customary yelL
Old gentleman hears something, but be
ing very deaf, is unable to make out just
what is wanted; so he puts his ear trum
pet in place, and elevating the bell-end
nf it nvr the wall, exclaims. " Here !"
Milkman takes it for a dish, empties the
quart of milk into the old gentleman s -ear,
and goes on about his business.
A Fair, Square Race.
Riiatv is the name of one of those char
acters that are common on the frontier
uneducated, earnest, and malaoroit.
Their conversation is of little interest
save for the quaint originality of some of
their phrases. The following story is
told of him. He was engaged as buteher
at Roblero, supplying beef on contract
to Fort Selden, on the Rio Grande, New
Mexico. Une clay a particularly iracuoiiB
steer was to be killed. The animal was
secured by a rope thrown over his head,
the end passed through a ring-in the
floor, and held m tins position oy a iuex-
lcan. xtusty, arrayed in a rea nminei
shirt, advanced, prepared to give the fa
tal blow. The steer, seeing the red shirt,
became excited, and plunged forward so
suddenly and violently as to lose ms now
on the rope. Rusty broke for the fence,
and the on-lookers shouted, "Run, Rus- .
ty, run !" Rusty ran, and as he climbed
the stockade the steer tilted full against
it, and narrowly missed catching him.
Once upon tne other side, ana gaming
breath, he turned to them with a con
temptuous, injured air, and saia, xou
fellows must think I am a darned fool to
Baltimore ships 50,000,000 cans of
oysters annually, and 40,000 men
are constantly employed in sharpening
oyster-knives and soUlering up the