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CoUjEor rows and ttvwh fsnelled the
name but pronounced differently) again
prevail in the East.
Mrs. Moodles, of Wausauy Wisoon
ein, presented her husband with triplets.
Of course they are very poor, and Mr.
Hoodies, is said to be a worthless vaga
bond. The question' now is, does
Moodles deserve a pension t
The most singularly-named man in
New Toik is Walter E. T. Jones-the
middle initials standing for Restored
Twice. His parents first had a son called
Walter, who died. Another boy was
born toHneni, and christened after the
first, with an addition, Walter Bestored.
He died, and a third male child was born,
and received the name he now bears,
Walter Restored' Twico Jones.
Susan B. Anthony has 'been an un
tiring attendant at the bedside of her
brother,' D. .B. Anthony, of. Jjeaven-.
worth, during his illness resulting from
Embry's pistol-shot ; and if the wounded
.man recovers, ft will be due largely to
Miss Anthony's skill and attention.'
Every particle of food eaten by the Col
onel was prepared by her hands, and for
the time, at least, the strong-minded
woman was merged in the loving sister.
Thb " balloon wedding" has been out
done by the proprietors of a variety show
in San Francisco. It was announced on
the bills a few days since that one 6f the
"varieties" of the evening would be an
actual wedding with a real minister; and
the programme was carried outaccord
iiig to the contract, the parties being a
favorite clog dancer and the leading
vocalist of the troupo. After the cere
mony the happy pair expressed their ap
preciation of the applause bestowed on
them by a combined song and dance.
Dtjbinq the recent visit of the Illinois
editors to St. Louis, they called upon
Gen. Sherman in a body and passed a
few pleasant words. Phelps, of the"
Wyoming Post, who was of the party,
says that a few of them lingered after the
main body had departed, and proceeded
to interrogate old Tecumseh about his
book. His characteristio leply to a
question was, "I think- I wrote the
truth, but if you think differently, after
carefully reading the book, you ought to
give me ." '. ' .
Bbfobts from the South concerning
the condition of the cotton crop have
now an interest and significance which
they have hitherto failed to possess.' The
general tenor of the reports shows that
labor, both white and black, is plenty
and vastly more efficient this season than
it has been for many years, which argues
a good state of feeling between the em
ployer and employed. The use of com
mercial fertilizers has . been resorted to
more the present season than ever be
fore, and planters are slowly habituating
themselves to the application of domestic
manures a practice which is quite, new
in that section.
A tounq lady of Portland, Me., not
long since met a handsome Boston com
mercial drummer on the cars, struck up
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her, and finally consented to be his wife.
She afterward repented of her hasty
promise and wrote him to release her,
but he wouldn't. She has now received
a letter from a Boston lawyer, stating
that her was-to-be husband had retained
him as counsel, and that unless the mar
riage takes place at the time set, a suit
wm ue curaiuenceuagiuiisiinerior Dieaca
of promise. As the young lady is worth
a handsome property, she is afraid the
tenacious drummer's motives are not
sincere, and that she has been very fool
ish to allow herself to get into all this
Frvs hundred young men recently
mot together at Richmond, Va., as rep
resontativcs of Young Men's Christian
Associations in all parts of the country.
The convention was strikingly harmoni
ous, and in its avoidance of mistakes as
well as quarrels presented an excellent
model to other large conventions, whether
political or religious in their character.
The Young Men's Christian Association
has won the enviable reputation of hav
ing accomplished a vast amount of good
unaccompanied by any scandals provok
ing public distrust, or any mistakes ra
sulting from misdirected zeal, and its
prosperity, as evidenced by the proceed
ings of the convention, is a matter over
which all thoughtful persons, whether
professedly religious or not, will be
A reporter for the St. Louis Times
recently interviewed Gen. Albert Pike,
who fa at present attorney for the Choc
taw nation of Indiana; He holds that
the Indians of Indian Territory have a
patent for their land, have kept up all
their obligations, and cannot be removed
or disturbed, except by invasion, the
government having no right to give one
hundred feet on each side of tho track to
two railroad companies, as was done by
Secretary Delano, an act which Clem
I'ike termed "filibustering.'' Gen.
Pike says further : " I can take 1,000
Cherokees and whip any wild nation of
Indians on the plains. When. Jeff. Da
vis sent me up there at the beginning of
tho war, I sent out a plug of tobacco,
' tied around with a ribbon, which they
call wampum, and a bullet, saying to
the Comonches : you cam take whichever
you like. If you want tobacco, come in
and make a treaty. If you don't, I have
a thousand Cherokees here with whom I
ration to clean you out. They came in.
Tlie TJnited States government could
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VOL. VIII.--N0. 32.'
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1875.
WHOLE NUMBER 425,
profitably employ Chpctaws, Chickasaws
and Creeks to manage all the wild In
dians of the plains. Every time Sheri
dan kills an Indian it costs $10,000." " -
Mus. Txm Perkins, of Cincinnati,
who, last fall, cht.her only child's throat
on account of her finsband's actions, has
now procured a divorc
H. S. Rich, a'iteco fidential railroad
employe at .Coltrmb'us who absconded
April a defaulter fo$7,000, has been
arrested at 'San JEVanckco, and brought
A hah anfd- Thomas Raymond,
while working ir a cornfield about two
miles south of Daytonira Saturday, was
prostrated bf tanatrokej He was in an
unconscious Condition -when found, and
although bedicalglil wis summoned he
The Board of Government Engineers
who have been - forome time sur
veying the route ofThe breakwater for
Cleveland harbor," have decided upon a
plan. They expect to adyortiso at once
for proposals for tho work, and will
commence this "falL Tlio estimated cost
is $1,500,000. .'. -
In the water-works investigation at
Cincinnati the accountant who had been
employed to examine the books reported
that the delinijaencie- e ..the-part
of the collectors' we're very" i&w ''prior
to 1873.. , Since, that time-jthe amount of
delinquencies had increased from $7,000
for the. last half qf that year to $35,000,
which is the amount at present due from
Changes have recently been made in
Ohio postal affairs as follows: Ealab-
lislusd Pike, Piko county olin Zl.
Entler, Postmaster. Discontinued
BeamsvQle, Darke county. Posmastera
Appointed Harrisburgh, ; Franklin
county, R B. Park; Hugh Station,
Butler county, Augustus E. fflliamson;
Maholm, Perry dounty, William D. An
derson ; New- "Hampshiref - Anglflize
county, C. TS'.' Buffo ; Sandyville, Tus
carawas county, George F. Flieltinges ;
Webster, Darke county, A. Seibt ; Wil
son, Adams county, Joseph Rea.
A jail delivery occurred Sunday morn
ing at Cleveland,", whereby nineteen
prisoners made their escape- from the
county jaiL . A young girl who was com
mitted to jail for non-payment of a fine,
and who was working out her fine in the
family of the jailor, procured a key
while the family was in the other part f
the building and unlocked the doors,
letting nineteen of the'prisoners out be
fore it was discovered that the doors
were open. Among the escaped are two
men arrested with the gang of burglars
who shot Policeman Kick some time ago.
Five of the prisoners havn been recap
tured. A new counterfeit five dollar bill on
the First National Bank of Germantown
is thus described by an exchange
" The back of the bill in the counterfeit-
is defective in the fold of the short clothes
of the central figure, Columbus; the
cross on the banners is very indistinct,
and the furl is almost liberated. Tho
foliage on the right, and the background,
are noticeably very light, and poorly ex
ecuted, while to the left, in the back
ground, the ships are badly taken. The
face of the bill is produced perfect, and
the paper is evidently genuine."
At the meeting in Cleveland, lost week,
of the Ohio State Sportsmen's Associa
tion, the name was changed to that of
the Ohio State Association for the Pro
tection of Game and Pish. The consti
tution was changed so that no shooting
tournament, where pigeons -or " other
birds are used, can be held or permitted
under the auspices of the association.
The following officers were elected for
the ensuing year: President, Thomas A.
Logon, of Cincinnati; First Vice Presi
dent, C. O. Brigham, of Toledo; Second
Vice President, Col. D. W. Thomas, of
Akron ; Recording Secretary, ' B. C.
Smith, of Bedford; Corresponding bee
retary, W. B. Wiltbank, of Toledo;
Treasurer, H. H. Browfl, of Cleveland.
A resolution was adopted instructing the
Treasurer to have the game laws of the
State printed in proper form for distri
bution, and that they lie posted in con
spicuous places throughout the country.
Patents recently issued to residents
of Ohio :. Permutation-locks, E. Grab.,
Toledo ; vulcanizing apparatus for den
tists, Horace M. Edson, Toledo ; cyl
der-cams, M. J. Camey, Toledo ; scaf
folds, Win. Burge, Mauniec ; bed-bottoms,
William Wood, Canton ; music
leaf turners, Gustavus M. Cohen and
Gregor Dietz, Cleveland ; stone-extracting
tools, N. B. Cheadle, Delta ; gov
ernors for steam-engines, A. Kendall,
Cleveland ; fence-posts, Engene Powell,
Delaware; butter-coloring compounds,
John. C. Rorick, Wauseonj fly-traps,
Chas. Arandall and Win. C. Runyon,
Marathon ; vehicle-scats, Wm. H. Cloud
and David D. Craig, FrtJmont ; duvices
for heating wagon tires, Stephen B.
Hopkins, Councaut. ; brakes for liay
wagons, Wm. Harper, Senecaville ;
clothes-pounders, William H. Castle,
Geneva ; helical-cone - suetionfons, Jas.
White, Cleveland ; thill couplings, C. O.
Gardiner, Springfield ; extension-toble
slides, Geo. B. Lyman, Dayton ; impal
pable soaps, J. P. Bryan, Canton ; eaves
trough hangers, Jacob F. Hess and Len
erd Hess, Mossillon ; advertising de
vices, Cullin W. Reed, Chagrin Falls ;
machines for making boxes, John Kisor,
Nevada ; stuffing-boxes, A. (I. Myers,
Dayton ; game and other-boards, Chas.
F. Morgan, Cleveland ; plane-irons,
John J. Ralya, Cleveland ; stave-jointers,
John J. Ralya, Cleveland.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
NEWS OF THE WEEK. The East.
The International -Typographical Tjnion
closed its session" at iioston by electing the
following officess: President,. Walter H. Bell,
Philadelphia. .First .' Vice-President, Jamea
Harper, Montreal; Second Vice-President, C.
F. Sheldon, Kansas City; Secretary and Treas
urer, William A. Hutchinson, Chicago; Corre
sponding Secretary, W. S. Pride, Wilmington,
Del. ' 1
Charles C. Fuller, President, and J. T.
Maury, Treasurer, of the Chaplin Paper Com
pany, of Norwich, Cqna have absconded, leav
ing outstanding obligations estimated to amount
to $ 70, 000, the. greater part of which is be
lieved to be in forged notes. . .
Tho steam yacht Octavia, built at Cleveland
In 18C4, for T. W. Eennard, engineer of tho At
lantic and Great Wee tern railroad, is under sur
veillance at New York, suspected Of being fit'ed
out to aid the Cuban insurgents. : '
The Boston express train for New York ran
off the track near the latter city, hat week, nar
rowly escaping destruction. Two parlor coaches
were overturned and a number of passengers
quite severely bruised. . Vice-President Wilson
was in the rear coach and escaped injury. Miss
Annie Louise Cary, the vocalist, was slightly
hurt. Ex-Speaker Blaine occupied a seat in the
first coach, and reccivod slight injuries.
The long strike in the Pennsylvania regions
is endod, .the minors having agreed to resume
work at the price offered by the mine owners at
the beginning of the strike.
The Court of Appeals, of the State of New
York, has set aside tho sentence in the case of
Boss Tweed, and ordered his discharge.
A terrible explosion occurred last week in
Boston, in a large building used as a manufac
tory of fireworks. The men and boys were em
ployed jn the building at the time, only one of
whom escaped uninjured.- Without a moment's
warning, the building was blown up with a
terrific report, and a confused mass of inflam
mable material at once took fire and- was en
tirely consumed beforo any assistanco.could be
rendered by the fire department, six bodies.
burned and charred beyond recognition, were
taken from the ruins.
Tappin Wentwortu, of Lowell, Mass., who
died a few days ago, bequeathed the bulk of
his property to Dartmouth College. The bo-
quest is estimated at $175,000.
The centennial celebration of the battle of
Bunker Ilill took place at Boston on the 17th
of June, and was the grandest demonstration
that ever occurred in this country. The pro
cession was immense, numbering over 50,000
persona, 20,000 military being in line, including
troops from Connecticut, New York, Pennsyl
vania, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina and
other States. The enthusiasm was intense,
bella ringing, cannon roaring, and flags floating
everywhere. The buildings of the city were
most profusely decorated, and arches of
flowers and evergreens were erected at -all
prominent points of the city. The streets were
one vast mass of people, and it is estimated
that there were over 300,000 visitors in the city.
The exercises at Banker Hill monument were
very interesting. Gen. Chas. Devens, Jr., was
the orator of the day, his speech being confined
to a graphic description of toe battle. He was
followed by Gen. Sherman, Governor Hartranf t,
Vice-President Wilson, Governor Ingcreoll, and
others, in short addresses. In the evening the
city was ablaze with fire-works and calcium
fights, and receptions were given to General
Sherman and the various regiments of visiting
Bill King has given bail to appear for trial at
Washington on the charge of perjury.
Heavy frosts visited some portions of Contra!
and Western Michigan on the night of June 13,
doing considerable damage to growing crops.
It has been decided that the new Cuatom
Honse at Chicago is insecure, and that no safe
foundation can be had without commencing on
piling. All the work of Mullet, therefore, will
have to come down, and Architect Potter will
construct an entirely new building.
The lumber operatives of Chicago recently
threatened a strike in consequence of reduc
tion in their pay, but better counsels prevailed,
and they very sensibljr concluded they would
be cutting their own f it oats by such a coarse,
as a number of unemployed were ready to take
their places. They therefore continued to work
as usual at reduced rate i.
The city of Quincy, 111., was recently visited
by a tornado of unusual violence. Twenty
seven buildings were unroofed or totally de
molished, and scarcely a chimney was left
standing in the track of the cyclone. The pe
cuniary loss is estimated at upward of $100,000.
Only one person was killed, though many mar
velous escapes are reported. -' .
Two murderers were executed in Illinois on
Friday, the 18th of June John Casey at Paris,
and Nathan Burgess at Effingham.
At Chicago, last neek, while a party of work
men were blasting in a lime quarry, a prema
ture explosion of powder occurred, resulting in
the Instant death of four of the men. The
"posr fellows were literary torn to pieces, and
burned with the powder.in the most shocking
manner. . . - .
A frightful accident occurred near Chariton,
Iowa,' on the Burlington and Missouri Biver
railroad, last week, by which five:passengcrs
were killed jmtright, and a number injured.
The cause of the disaster was the high wind
that prevailed at the time, -which drove a
freight train ieto the caboose of a stock train
that had stopped for coal. . ; :
The West. The South.
'An atrocious murder was eemcfitted at Salem,
JJurBerfcrd oetmty, lean:, last jteek. Wm. Jar-
rtottotumcd'homo-from'viart-aud found his
wife lying" dead on tub fidor"with a" cord drawn
tightly around her tliroat. It is thought money
was the object of tho murder, as some was
found missing; -
All the members of the commission to treat
with the Sioux or the relinquishment of the
Black Hills, have been appointed. The com
mission as constituted is as follows: Senators
Allison and Morrill, Mr. Comingo, member of
Congress from Missouri, Bishop Haven, the
Itev. Jlr, llinman, and the Hos. F..W. Palmer,
editor of tho Chicago Inter-Ocean. All the
members have signified their acceptance except
Senator Morrill and Bishop Haven. The com
miHHion will rendezvous at Yankton about tho
middle of July, and will proceed thence to the
various Sioux agoncies.
The Treasury Department has issued -the
new regulations relative to the examination of
baggage of passengers from abroad. Every
passenger will be compelled to make a sworn
statement of the number of packages contained
in each package, and to specifically state wheth
er there are any articles intended for use of
other persons. Any misrepresentation of facts
will subject the baggage to forfeiture.
After thirteen years and repeated fruitless
efforts the iron safo of the United States man-of-war
Cumberland, which was sunk in Hamp
ton Beads by the Rebel ram Virginia, in 1862,
has been recovered by a party of divers. The
safe is supposed to contain about $100,000 ill
gold, which mil go to the lucky finders,
An American fishing-boat has picked up and
brought into St. Johns, N. B., nine of the crew
and three of the passengers of the lost steam
Several oil tanks and two or three warehouses
belonging to Lockhart & Frew and Graff, Ben
nett & Co., just outside the city of Pittsburgh,
were destroyed by fire last week. About 150,000
barrels of oil were consumed. Total loss,
The grasshoppers have forsaken Western
Missouri, and aro taking then flight northward.
Tom McOchan, a notorious dospcrado, made
famous by the tragic end of his counsel, Hon.
C. L. VallandighanVwholost his life in explain
ing some points in the trial of McGehan for the
murder of a man named Myers, wai assassin
ated in his saloon at Hamilton, Ohio, at 12
o'clock last Monday night.
. Eocent fires : The business portion of New
field, N. Y., with a loss of 150,000; J. P.
Eipp's carriage factory. New York, loss tlOO,
000 ; at Barrasois, Cape Broton, destroying five
houses and sweeping everything between there
and Green Cove, a distance of nine miles, and
burning the latter place.
Advices from the Bio Grande frontier indi
cate that affairs are becoming desperate in that
region. A band of Cortina's cattle thieves who
were caught raiding on the Texas side were at
tacked and twelve of them killed. This en
raged Cortina, who is Mayor of Matamoras, and
has fully 3,000 men at his command. He threat
ens to retaliate, and the settlers, as well as the
citizens of Brownsville, are preparing for hos
tilities, which seem imminent.
The war between the Baltimore and Ohio and
Pennsylvania railroads ia ended, the two com
panies having compromised their difficulties.
The factory of "the Ancaster (OnL) Knitting
Company was burned last week. Loss, $150,000;
partially insured. Two hundred persons are
thrown out of employment .
The California Republican State Convention
met at Sacramento, on the 11th, and nominated
the following ticket : Governor, T. G. Phelps;
Lieutenant-Governor, Joseph M. Cavis; Secre
tary of State, O. H. Hallett; Comptroller, J. J.
Green; Surveyor, B. E. Gardner; Treasurer,
William Beckman; Attorney-General, E. D.
Sawyer; Clerk of Supreme Court, Grant J. Tag
gart; Superintendent of Publio Instruction,
Ezra C. Cur. The platform adopted recognizes
the career of President Grant; accepts the let
ter of the President as a final settlement of the
third-term question; declares that the Thir
teenth, Fourteenth and FifteenUi amendments
to the Constitution should be maintained; con
demn that portion of the Southern people who
mtimidato colored voters; demands economy
and honesty in the administration of State and
county governments; and that the State and its
common schools be kept free from ecclesiasti
cal or secular control; a declaration of war upon
the railroad companies whim deny and resist
the right of State regulation and control of fares
and tolls, and a pledge that the Republican
members of the Legislature will vote for a fair
and reasonable reduction in this direction.
The Maine Republicans have nominated Gen.
Solden Connor for Governor.
The Democratic State Convention of Ohio, at
Columbus, last week, was one of the largest
ever held. The following ticket was put in the
field : Governor, William Allen, of Boss ; Lieutenant-Governor,
Samuel F. C. Treyon, of
Hamilton ; Supremo Judge, Thomas Q. Ash
bum, of Clermont ; Auditor, E. M. Greene, of
Shelby ; Treasurer, John Schreiner, of Meigs ;
Attorney-General, Thomas E. Powell, of Dela
ware ; member of the Board of Public Works,
H. E. Geghan, of Erie.
An order has been isnued from the Imperial
Chancellor at Berlin prohibiting the circulation
of the Catholic Gazelle, of Baltimore, for two
years, within the boundaries of the German
The Italian Parliament is greatly exercised
over a bill for the suppression of brigandage in
Sicily and elsewhere. The brigands appear to
have nearly as many friends as opponents in
News has just been received of a terrible"
earthquake in New Grenada, South. America.
The destruction was great m the valley -of
Cucula, on the Venezueloan frontier-. Some
16,000 Uvea are reported lost by the calamity.
A crisis is huminent in Greece which may
result in the abdication of the King. Turk
ish men-of-war have been ordered to cruise
in Greek waters. The Russian Minister has
advised tho King not to abdicate without
securing the rights of his heir to the throne.
-The intervention of foreign powers is
xne proposea new law in franco lor tne
regulation of the press prohibits newspapers
criticising the President or the form of govera
meut under severe penalties, and they are not
to bo allowed to publish ' false" news or pe
titions for a change in the Constitution.
The officers of the United States squadron
have received a most cordial welcome in Berlin
from tho Prince Imperial and the Chiof of the
At Toronto, recently, Chief Justice Draper
gave judgment in the Peel election case, and
disqualifying Mr. Chiaholm for offering two
electors situations, in the event of their losing
employment through voting for him.
The upper house of the Prussian Diet ad
journed after finally passing the bill withdraw
ing the State grants from the" Roman Catholic
The failure of Alex. Collie & Co., commis
sion merchants, of London and Manchester,
Eng., is announced, with liabilities at -3,-000,000.
The American Rifle Team received a grand
ovation on their arrival at Dublin last week.
The streets were crowded, the buildings pro
fusely decorated, and tho enthusiasm intmcnec.
The suspension of tho firm of Bennett, Ben
son & Co., of Quebec, is announced, with lia
bilities estimated at over $1,000,000.
After having passed through the vicissitudes
of infancy and reached the mature age of a
thousand years, Iceland finds that her troubles
have just begun. The venerable island away
off toward the frozen regions has had a terrible
touch of the other extreme, and what with
a general outbreak of volcanoes sup
posed to have Bubsided . centuries ago,
earthquakes, and furious storms of
ashes and cinders, the unfortunate Ice
landers have suffered a disaster the equal of
which is unknown in history. Absut one-fifth
of tho entire population have been rendered
homeless and destitute, and several hundred
persons are reported to have perished.
Portugal has prohibited the introduction into
that country and the adjacent islands of pota
toes from the United States.
A shooting match at Dublin for the Rifle Club
challenge cup was participated in by some of
the Americans, and although the cup was won
by Rigby, a Dublin gunmaker, the shooting was
regarded as showing the superiority of the
Americans, as the match was mainly for prac
tice, and this was their first visit to the scene of
the coming contest.
There is a general feeling of disquietude in
Loudon business circles and a number of fail
ures aro announced, mainly of houses engaged
jn the East India trade.
The Devil at the Treasury Department.
. A few days ago, a small party of ladies
and gentlemen visited the Treasury De
partment for the purpose of seeing the
sights and wonders there, and " Satan
came also." This time he was distin
guished as a neatly-dressed young man.
His air- and manner were dignified,
modest, and Bomewhat retiring. He was
noticeable for his thick, black hair, mus
tache and imperial, and piercing black
eyes, which seemed to look into and
comprehend all things around him.
With that peculiar and graceful style
which the Prince of Darkness has when
in the presence of women and those hav
ing authority, he was immediately in the
good graces of all with whom he came in
contact. He stopped a moment before a
clork who was handling stamped bills.
By some quick and potent influence tho
stomped wore changed in tho " twinkling
of an eye " into unstamped ones. The
bewildered clerk looked first from ono to
another, and then, as if he would implore
the mercy of heaven in proof that he was
honest ; but while hd prayed, lo I the
bills were stamped again and he was
happy. The. devil then glided noise
lessly up to a beautiful young lady, ( all
the ladies in the Treasury are beautiful),
and as she looked up. consciously inno
cent that her count would be all right,
he drew large roll of bills from the
folds of her dress. Her cheeks were
blanched with fear and she trembled like
an aspen leaf. Her -expression seemed
to say: " Great Heaven, what have I
done ! Who will take care of mother
now! " Her companions looked on in
astonishment, and the officials were
thunderstruck. The devil "smole a
ghastly smile," and, taking the roll of
bills, placed them where they belonged,
and the young lady came to herself, say
ing, " Zamiel, is this to be the record of
the dying year, and is my soul free ? "
The devil continued his inspection tour,
and in another department he found a
pile of old bills which had never been
missed, causing the gravest apprehension
and astonishment, and while explaining
how it was to the chief clerk the devil
abstracted his watch from his breast
pocket. In the long gray beards of the
most honest men the world ever saw, a
number of gold coins were found secret
ed, and in the pockets of others pack
ages of bills ready for delivery were
found. The situation was becoming em
barrassing, when one cool head, wiser
than the rest, suggested that the famous
magician, Herrman, was of the party,
Vanguard vs. Rear-Gúard.
It is related of Napoleon that his last
words were " Tete d'armee ! " Doubt
less, as the shadow of death obscured his
memory, the last thought that remained
for speech was of some event when he
was directing an important "head of
column." I believe that every General
who has handled armies in battle must
recall from his own experience the in
tensity of thought on some similar occa
sion, when, by a single command, he had
given the finishing stroke to some com
plicated action ; but to me recurs another
thought that is worthy of record, and
may enccurage others who are to follow
us in our profession. I never saw the
rear of on army engaged in battle but I
feared that some calamity had happened
at the front the apparent confusion,
broken wagons, crippled horses, men ly
ing about dead and maimed, parties
hastening to and from seeming disorder,
and a general apprehension of something
dreadful about to ensue ; all these signs,
however, lessened as I'neared the front,
and there the contrast was complete
perfect order, men and horses full of
confidence, and it was not unusual for
general hilarity, laughing and cheering.
Although cannon might be firing, the
musketry clattering, and the enemy's
shot hitting close, there reigned a general
feeling of strength and security that bore
a marked contrast to the bloody signs
that had drifted rapidly to1 the rear;
therefore, for comfortand safety, I surely
Ljttwld rathe be at the front than the
rear line of ' battle. So also on the
march, the head of the column moves on
steadily, while the rear is alternately
halting and then rushing forward to
close up the gap ; and all sorts of rumors,
especially the worst, float back to the
rear. Old troops invariably deem it a
special privilege to be in the front to be
at the "head of column" because ex
perience has taught them that it is the
easiest and most comfortable place, and
danger only adds zest and stimulus to
The Next Lost Art.
I am sorry to report, as a result of in
vestigations that a large proportion of
tho girls of the country, and. even of
those brought up on farms, are growing
to womanhood without learning to milk;
indeed, with these it is recoming a lost
art. Even young men who have no
prospect of success, except such as shall
come by their own labor, cannot milk.
To milk a cow seems to be a dreadful
thing, for she has horns and can hook,
and certainly she can kick, and kicking
hurts, so the work is performed by the
old folks, who learned thousands of
years ago when the world was barbaric,
and they.theyoung folks, si tin the house,
possibly at work, but more likely read
ing novels, or playing on the piano. The
question arises, what is going to be done
when the old folks die ? I know that
this cannot lost long. Twenty years ago
a pound of butter barely bought a yard
of calico ; now it will buy three or four
yards, and it will buy three pounds of
sugar, half a gallon of molasses, and
cloth enough for a shirt Formerly a
laborer could earn a pound of bntter by
working a single hour ; now he ninst
work good three hours. It seems to me
clear enough that if things go on in this
way- ten or fifteen years, butter will
bring 75 cents or $1 a pound, unless it
goes out of use entirely, except on a few
farms where the young folks shall be so
abused as to be made to milk ; and cream
to put on strawberries will be out of the
question. That now-fashioned butter
made of beef suet, buttermilk, and eggs
comes in at the right timo as a judgment
on the young folks who aro afraid cows
A Child and an Oyster.
The following - is from the London
Solicitors' Journal: "The English
law presents an extraordinary contrast.
On the one side it is held that the negli
gence of a person having charge of a
young child is the negligence of the
child and imputable to the child, and
that there is no redress if the child is
negligently run over. On the other
side, it is held that, though oysters ore
negligently placed in a river-bed, it is
an injury reiiressable by damages for a
vessel to negligently disturb them. The
child, were he an oyster, would De
protected ; but as a child under analo
gous circumstances of nwglect ho in with
Mal de Mer.
We were in the Gulf Stream, knocking,
about in a pretty rough sea. The effect
on a missionary stomach was the same as
that on the stomach of all landsmen.
I remember one morning when tho
decks were in a Very disagreeable condi
tion in consequence. After repeatedly
cleansing them, the patience of old Pease
was exhausted. He accordingly wrote
with a piece of chalk on the companion
way : " Passengers feeling seasick "vyill
please go to leeward."
Soon Brother Brodlee emerged from
the cabin with a rising breakfast. The
notice caught his eye,but not understand
ing its significance he staggered about
for a moment and then gave occasion for
another application of the swab to the
decks. This done, he looked meekly
into tho face of Mr. Pease, who was re
garding him with a minglod expression
of pity and contempt.
" I noticed the direction," humbly ob
served the divine, " but I am not aware
what 'leeward means." "
"Why, it means, the loesidcof the
ship, of course," replied the second
" Which is the lee side !"
"Which is the lee side! Well, it's
t'other side of the weather side."
- " Add which is the weather side ?"
" The weather side 1 Sometimes it's
the Rtarboardand sometimes its larboard
(for the term larboard was, then in use).
It's the starboard, now we are on this
" Eeally," said Brother Bradlce, "you
must excuse me. I 'don't understand
these various terms. What's starboard?
What's larboard ? What's tack? "
Placing his arms a-kimbo, while ' the
tottering missionary steadied himself by
a belaying pin, Pease regarded him for
a moment as an object beneath the pity
or contempt that he had at first bestowed
upon him, and then with expletive ear
nestness exclaimed :
" Now ain't you a pretty fellow for a
missionary ? Going to convert the heath
en, and don't know two sides of a ship
twenty-five foot apart ! You'd better go
home the first vessel we speak and make
two or three costing voyages and then
try it again ; perhaps you'll learn something."
Mal de Mer. Ice Cream---What a Dealer Has to Say.
" There is one point," said the man,
" that whenever any person comes into
my saloon and looks stranger-like, and
particularly if they give any evidence of
being unused to city life, they invariably
ask for ' vanilla ' cream. I don't know
why it is, other than the fact that vanilla
was about the first flavor used in ice
cream. In olden times it was supposed
that ice cream might produce hysteria,
and as vanilla was administered medi
cinally for that, they used it as a suitable
flavor to counteract any evil effects that
cream might have. Those were the days
when doctors were just beginning to al
low their fever patients to have ice and
drink cold water. The consequence was
that vanilla ice cream thus became wide
known, and it is one of the best. ' By
some it is called 'vanil,' by others
' niiler,' and there are those also who
ask for ' banilla.' Of course these mis
takes are laughable, but then we never
treat unknowing people in any ungen
tlemanly or unladylike way. It is not
our business to make fun of others,
who, in all probability, know infinitely
more than we do in their business at
" What sort of ice cream do ladies ask
for ?" continued the reporter.
" Elderly ladies take lemon, middle
aged like chocolate, young ladies take
strawberry, and the quite pert misses
ask for orange, peach,' and mixed flavor.
It has become quite fashionable to call
for mixed creams. During the straw
berry season we sell berries and ice
cream, or berries and ordinary cream
with sugar. - Ice cream and berries
form tho principal demand nowadays.
There is a great deal in appearance,and
a plate heaped -high with berries and
cream looks aristocratic and still
doesn't cost much. Then again, it is
very palatable, and is much more cred
itable than spending that money for
something that does not do any person
any good, but rather harm.' Ice cream
is refreshing and nourishing, and can
be eaten in perfect safety by everybody."
Onions for Sleeplessness.
I now venture to suggest a new but
simple remedy for want of sleep, says
Frank Bucklond, the naturalist. Opi
ates in any form, even 'the liquor opii
sedat and chlorodyne, will leave traces
of their influence the next morning. . I
therefore prescribe for myself, and have
frequently done so for others onions,
simply common onions raw, but Spanish
onipns stewed will do. Everybody knows
the taste of onions; this is due to a pe
culiar essential oil contained in this most
valuable and healthy root. This oil has,
I am sure, soporific powers. In my own
case they never fail. II I am pressed
with work, and feci I shall not sleep, I
eat two or three small onions, and the
effect is magical. Onions are also ex
cellent things to eat when exposed to
intense cold. Mr. Parnaby, Troutdale
Fishery, Keswick, informs me that when
collecting salmon and trout eggs in the
winter, he finds that common raw onions
enable him and his men to bear the ice
and cold of the semi-frozen water much
better than beer, etc The Arctic expe
dition, just now about to start, should
tercfore take a good stock of onions.
Finally, if a person cannot sleep, it is
because the blood is in the brain, not in
his stomach. This is to be done by eat
ing a biscuit, a hard-boiled egg, a bit
of bread and cheese or something. Fol
low this up with a glass of wine or milk,
or even water, and you will fall asleep,
and will, we trust, bless the name of
Underground railroads or tunnels as
the means of transit through populous
cities are becoming more and more re
cognized as a necessity as the railroad
system of the country is extended and
traffic increased. The streets of our
cities are necessary to the u&os and con
venience of their inhabitants, for which
they were originally intended, and tho
safety of human life also has to be secured
by shutting tho steam railroads out of
them as rapidly as possible.- The day is
not far distant whon no such railroad
will bo allowed the use of much
frequented streets of cities for the pass
age of their trains. Hence we see and
hear of the opening of tunnels from
time to time in different of our chief
cities, by which the annoyance and dan
ger of intruding railroad cars is no
longer felt Among the latest achieve
ments of this sort is the completion of
the tunnel under Fourth avenue, New
York city, which was opened recently,
and now ull the railroads leaving that
city will have an underground outlet
The work has been two years in execu
tion and has cost several piiljions of dol
hirs. Baltimore Sun.
Let the Babies Dig in the Dirt.
We. once asked an old Winnebago
squaw, how it was that she cured her
sick family by simply covering them ev
ery day with fresh earth, leaving- only a
breathing spot for their noses, and she
said: " Earth our mother. Earth make
she, and Earth take good care to moke
she papooses strong; squaw-mother
make she papooses sick. " Earth-mother
make she papooses well again. She
can't tell white squaw any more." Now
this poor Tnrlian woman was wiser " ac
cording to her lights." Without know
ing why, she saw that the earth was a
friend to her children, and therefore
gave them to its healing embrace. If
the mother be fortunate enough to live
in the country, she has the cure for many
of her children's ills quite at hand. En
courage baby to play in the fresh earth,
preparing it properly for its enjoyment
and cure, with as careful an eye to the
comfort of the little thing as you would
if it were to take any other sort of a
bath. If it has no old dresses, make it
a suit of cheap print, tie upon its head
a light hat that will protect its eyes from
discomfort, and give it freedom to delve
in the warm, soft earth, where the sun
shine can comfort and invigorate it If
it is a city child, and circumstances for
bid a trip to the country for the soke of
the weak convalescent, have a sand heap
made on the warm side of your yard.
Instinct will teach it to dig, and digging
hardens the muscles and brings strength
to the bones, while from the heart of the
eirth rises a subtle and strong power of
healing that we can neither explain nor
understand for ourselves, though we
have both seen and felt its potency.
Laborers' Diet in Scotland.
The details of a cose between master
and servant. reoently tried at Forres,
Scotland, afford a good idea of the
change for the better made by Scotch
emigrants to the United States. Some
farm servants contended against the con
stant infliction of " kailbrose" which they
had to undergo because their employer,
named Paul, had sone time before added
five'calves to his stock, and consequently
cotrhl not allow the help as much milk
as would serve them each night to take
their porridge with. The servants agreed
to be satisfied with porridge and milk,
but even this concession the Judge would
not insist upon, claiming that the food
supplied them was as good as that
usually provided in the country. The
" kailbrose" is a very inexpensive dish,
mode of the sprouts of certain vegetables
boiled, and oatmeal added. Where the
laborers of that section board themselves,
nothing but "brose" and milk three
times a day from year's end to year's end
is used, and butcher's meat once in two
days is the luxury of fortunate servants.
The character of the laborer's diet in this
country shows the poor man's sov
ereignty in his food as well as his vote.
The laborer. here lives as well as the
wealthy farmer in Great Britain, as a
rule. Meat at least twice, and sometimes
thrice a day, is but a small portion of his
table comforts, and "kailbrose," even
with milk, he would use to fatten his
pork instead of himself. And yet there
are poor people across the water that are
made to believe they cannot better their
condition by coming to our shores.
Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Some noteworthy cases were reported
at a recent meeting in New York of the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children. One of the worst was that of
a young orphan girl, 14 years old, who
was badly choked and beaten by her
uncle, and locked up in a room, She
mode her escape, and was being per
suaded to enter a disorderly house in
Wooster street, when the matter was
brought to the notice of the society.
Steps were at once taken by which she
secured a home in a respectable family
as a servant Seven cases were found
where the circumstances would have.
warranted a prosecution, but, after giv
ing the accused persons a severe warn
ing it was thought better not to use ex
treme measures unless the cruelty was
again perpetrated. The coses are yet in
abeyance, two of. the offenders being
under bail to stand trial. The Secretary
further represented, that, during the past
month, he had' visited the neighborhood
of the different theaters and other places
of amusement at night, and found many
young' children begging. Upon being
questioned, invariably the same answer
was given: "Sent out by mother, or
"by father," to beg. Since then some
of them have disappeared, while others
have changed their begging grounds
and again others have become peddlers
An old story regarding Ethan Allen is
opportunely revived by the Washington
Chronicle. Allen had the reputation of
being an open unbeliever in Christianity.
He published the first formal attack on
tho Christian religion ever written in
America. He enclmed to the doctrine
of Pythagoras, and believed in the trans
migration of souls. His wife was a
woman of exemplary piety, and his chil
dren, with the exception of one daugh
ter, shared with the mother in her relig
ious belief. This daughter inclined to
the strange opinions of the father.
When" about to die she sent for him.
The roucrh-STXiken man. whose heart was
as tender as a child's, came to the bedsido
of the dying girL " Father, I am about
to die," said she ; " shall I believe in the
principles you have taught me, or shall I
believe in what mv mother has taucrht
me I" Tho father became agitated, his
hps quivered, tears ran down his cheeks,
and bending over his dying child, he
said, with a voice choked with emotion.
"Believe what your mother has taught
Only Wanted to Know.
The night clerk of a Louisville drug
store was aroused some evenings ago by
the furious tinkling of his bell. Peep
ing out of a front window he looked be
low and saw two mon standing in tho
doorway of the shop, moving about in a
manner indicative of extreme uneasi
ness. With a shout "He down in a
minute," he donned his pantaloons by
fastening a single flying button, and pull
ing on his stockings hastened below.
He opened the front door to admit the
two fellows, who, singularly, preferred
to stand outside and allow the clerk to
cool off in the night air. One of the
strangers, a big fat fellow, asked of the
clerk, "Have you any'Croton oili" to
which he answered, " Yes, sir, plenty;"
whereupon the first speaker turned to
his companion, a slim little fellow, and
said, in an exultant tone, " I told you
so." The little fellow seemed greatly
disappointed, but muttered : " Well, con
found it, I know you did." Both then
walked off, jjpd the clerk rnbbedbj.seyes
nrm went iujhio ueu,
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GROCERS CHEATING IN ENGLAND.
In apt adulteration
Our tradesmen now exult;
They'd kill the English nation.
Both infant and adult
In trade what lots of trickery !
In ale how little malt 1
The coffee's full of chicory.
The beer is full of salt.
Nutrition for the nursery.
For babies plump and arch.
Turns out upon a cursory
Inspection to be starch !
Maize na and OswcffO
Are starch without the bine ;
But wiieiethe'dence will he ro
Who dares such things to duT
VThat though a man has led a
Of traders of renown ?
Even a Moscow medalist "
The analyst runs down.
And O how sad to utter
The statement Punch has sera,!
That even best fresh butter
Is made from butterine I
The truthful grocer rum eM
Alas I his frauds are gross ;
Neither is vintner honest
Nor brewer, inter no.
If yon would wear gray locks on
Brains that with ago wont fail.
Grow your own sheep and oxen,
a J ifin Ann aiinil a1a.
Wit and Humor.
Men of color Dyers.
A week conclusion Saturday night
A pair of drawers A span of team
nr.miTRAi. errors Departing from the
paths of rector-tude.
Knnrnrr.iim Artnendix SOTS these grass
hoppers are eminently meat
' T mttst marrv that girL" said . a dis
consolate young man ; " she whistles,
anil if 11 T1AVAT (1 0 to trifle with the affec
tions of a girl that whistles."
Smith, " preach as if sin were to be
taken from men as Eve was from Adam,
by casting them into a deep sleep."
a WnivKinroH r,n.lifnrnian discourages
immigration to the Pacific Slope with
the announcement that all the gals are
from Boston, ana annKs are au iwoutj-
Evkjt the errave and classical New
York World is making puns. In
Thursday's issue of that paper there was
an article headed, "IHow spitters should
expect to rate."
"I have," says A. T. Stewart, " made
n mia mv lifA tn irivA h man the
value of his money. I know no man
. . 3 ' 1.1. : i ... ....
who Has succeeaea lor mirtj jcuio
any other principle."
Is rr any wonder that our clothing
merchants can sell pants at two, three,
and four dollars a pair, when the women
who make them are paid only one dollar
and twenty-five cents a dozen pairs !
day evening, Horace, dear, but and
sne nesiiaw-u. nm-
Havel given you pain?" he asked, as
she still remained silont "You didn't
mean to, I'm sure," she responded,
"but next fame please, uon s wear one
of those collars with the points turning
outward, they scratch so' Ulica Her
TTcwv-r wifrtuu-incr TAAATltlv. & Stalwart
VJCVf, .wut.uuu.-,, J J
T.i ,1 1 1. ti imiwinfr L f-TTITilrfm fUTO&W Till a
hill to the campoodlo, near Austin, the
neveiue ooserves :
The snow vu deep,
The hill waa steep,
The manaM asleep.
But still that Indian toiled on, and if ha
didn't cry " Excelsior !" he said " heap
One. of our young men whon he was
married didn't want to patronize the
baker. He said bread tasted ever so
mni-li better made bv her dear bands.
This delighted her. But when she
wanted a scuttle 01 coai ana ne suggBoir
aA tlmt sTia crAf if. u tliA fire would feel
so much better if the coal was brought
Dy ner a ear nan as, sne was u-j-giiow-u.
Women aro so changeable. Danbury
fr-w 7 11 ill (1,-J llTl .Tur-Vnnn. of Bockv
Gulch, Nev., is a " forty-niner " who has
K-ti flormrrVi iha mill TVlA flfltPr fLftV
UQOU 'llf-,. WW rf
he hobbled up to a party of new-comers
and observed. xena w yer uiauras,
knm r.,I tta'iI Via nil nliL I've bin
here nigh thirty years, and have been
lynched, shot at stabbed, knocked
down, thrown off a mountain, and mop
nefl around srenerallv. but I'm here to
day, bigger'n a box car."
Men Who Lived Without Speaking.
Charles Warren Stoddard, writing to
the San Francisco Chronicle, says:
" Away up on the hill that overlooks
Naples stands the Carthusian monastery
of San Martino. The monks who once
inhabited the glorious palace for it is
nothing less were men Of noble birth
and vast fortune. The church is now
one of the most magnificent in Italy.
Agate, jasper, lapis-lazuli, amethyst
Egyptian granite and fossil wood, to
gether with marbles of every tint, are so
blended in mosaics that line tho whole
edifice, and the carvings are so rich and
graceful that the interior of some of the
chapels seem like Eden bowers trans
fixed by a miracle and frozen into stone.
And in this spot lived a brotherhood
who came from the first circles of society
and buried themselves in this gorgeous
tomb, for it was little else. The monks
took a vow of perpetual silence, lived
apart, ate apart, and met only for the
unsocial hours of prayer, when each was
wrapped in his own meditation, and no
one uttered a syllable.
"Each of the little cells where they
slept had a small window or closet com
municating' with one of tho corridors,
and in this closet was -placed the frugal
meal which was then token into the cell
and eaten in solitude. . Every quarter of
an hour a bell struck, to remind the lis
teners that they were so much nearer
their death. In the garden tne railings'
are ornamented with marble skulls, and'
the only sounds that used to disturb this
splendid solitude were the tread of san
daled feet the rustle of long white robes,
or the clang of the bell that tolled off their
solemn lives in brief moments, that yet
might have seemed long to them. These
monks, like most others in Italy, have
been driven from their retreat and all
thoir treasures onttecated by Victo
A resident in Egypt sends to a friend
a page from tho " Arabian Nights " :
" The Viceroy is constructing a railway
from Alexandria to Bosetta, and in the
course of cutting it innumerable mum
mies have been turned up from time to
time. About a month ago I walked ou
to the cutting and found several coffins
in the shape of the human form, inside
which were bodies apparently in the
highest state of preservation ; but when.
I attempted to touch them they crum
bled to atoms. Gold (?) ornaments,
which I also discovered there were so
thoroughly decomposed that it was im
possible to obtain a specimen,"