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StJttlHUEtt I S COMING.
"Summer is coming?" the soft breezes whisper:
"Summer is coming"' the glad birdies sing
Summer is coming-il hear her quick footstep*
ike your last Took at the beautiful spring.
Lightly she steps from her throne in the woodlands:
Suinmei is coming, aud l.cannot stay
Two of mv chilihenhave crept lrom.my bosom
April has left me but lingering May."
"What tho' bright summer is crowned -with roses,
Deep in the forest Arbutus doth hide
I am the herald of all the rejoicing
Why must June alwajs disown me1"'
Dow the meadow she stoops to the daises,
Plucks the first bloom from the apple trees'bough
nvill 10b me of all the sweet apples
I will take one tiom hei store of them now."
Summer is coming' I hear the glad echo
Cleaily it nugs oer the mountain and plain.
Sorrowiul spung leaves the beautiful woodlands.
Bright, happ summer begins her sweet reign,
itsj Doia Goodale (10 years old) in St Nicholas.
jean interior, he was so emaciated
that he weighed only 119 pounds.
In fifteen days thereafter he gained
half a pound a day, and his sea voy
age almost restored his health. From
the moment he entered the African
continent on one side, until he
emerged from it on the iother, he
never received a letter or a newspa
per, nor heard a syllable of what was
'g^oing on in the world. Said Mr.
Stanley at the dinner given to him
by the members of the Parasian
press: "It was the journalistic in
stinct that caused me to speed like
an arrow to the Victoria, that im
pelled me on my way through that
.untrodden land it was journalistic
instinct, that desire to have perfectly
.accurate intelligence, that led me to
.turn again, to go back to TJjiji, and
.finish what other explorers had left
nndone it was, if you please to call
,it so, journalistic ambition that led
me to say, 'J will not give it up I
will go ant .fm$L avjiat Livingstone
has left undone.' When ast STyangwe
-we heard those stories of the credu
lous people who wanted tofrighten us
back by their pictures of the dangers
^we should have toencounter I again
^remembered .that 1 was a journalist.
I then said t myself, 'I am a soldier
of journalism.' [Loud cheers.] I
know what the title implies in its
fullest signification, and I have done
my bestand I make a boast of it
to add dignity to the name f journal-
ism." Mr. Stanley's expedition is
said to have cost $115,000, the ex
penses being divided between the
Herald and the Daily Telegraph of
^JOur Washington Letter.
Mr. Henry M. Stanley, since his in the city to drink at the fountain
return from Africa, has been des- of Parnasus. One of the most in-
cribed as a man slightly bent under teresting occasibns has been the
a burden of memories, of fevers and reading of essays on "Greek Litera-
cramps with a boyish face, crowded ture" and "Raphael" by Mrs. Dag-
with a shock of iron-grey hair, in gett, who, by a life of years abroad,
curious contrast of effect with the amid the scenes which made the sur-
blaek mustache with high cheek roundings of "Pericle and Aspasia"
bones, a tanned skin, and the hands and the great stalion painter, gave
a back-woodsman, roughened by the true flavor to the subjects she
cutting his way through forest and presented. Another delightful event
jungle, and carrying an elephant was the meeting of the Literary
rifle firing a two-ounce ball. When Club, at, Judge Drake's, where Mrs.
he reached the ocean from the Afri- General Lander, Grace Greenwood,
The latest attemptito find othow
to keep convicts at work without
bringing their labor into competi
tion. wit that mm. outside of
prison walk, is that of Mr. Brown
ing, who proposed, in a bill before
the New York Legislature, not to
hire out convict labor by contract,
but to employ it upon articles that
are mainly imported from foreign nwiu
countries. The products are not to havelied'away aTi^S^^itwS
be sold for less than market price, born. Prior to the publication in
and the revenue is to be applied to the daily papers of the McLin con-
the prison fund. Severe penalties fession public expectation had been
are attached to violation of the act worked up to expect that the pro-
fry prison officers.^
HOW TO MAKE A TOWN. JS J*""?
Encourage every one, especially There is,a growimg sentiment that
young men, to come and settle among it is stale in its allegations, confes-
you, particularly those who are ac-
WASHINGTON AFTER LENTWASH-
INGTON SOCIETY, WASHINGTON ART
AND ARTISTB.THE FLORIDA SEN
SATION.PRIVATE CLAIMS AND
THEIR FUTURE DISPOSAL.THE
COMING FINANCIAL FIGHT.THE
PRESIDENT CAN'T E HIS PAT.
(From our regular correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, EL CL, April 27,'78.
Nothwithstanding the gayeties of
Washingtonare at their height before
Lent, yet most delightful readings,
acting, and other intellectual-enjoy
ments for the last week have attract
ed the visitors of taste and culture
and many other celebrities of Wash
ington gave recitations, replete with
grace, wit, and wisdom.
Washington is pre-eminently the
city of women women of fashion
and women of toil, women ambi
tious to win .fame, and ivonien of
fame to be seen, .heard and known.
And some of the sex fully believe
that they will very soon have more
ts -do in Washington than they have
at present The lady artists of
Washington area delightful feature
of its society, and their receptions
are gatherings of both social and
intellectual brilliancy, Mrs. Imo-dent
gene Robinson Morrell is noted for
her imuiease and beautiful histori
cal paintings, "Washington wel
coming the Provision Train" and
"The First Battle of the Puritans."
These pictures were painted in Paris,
where tli3 brave artist remained
faithful to Ler work through all the
horrors of the Commune, though
she bears marks to-day of that ter
rible time. Mrs. Ransow is another
artist of note. Her speciality is
portrait painting. She has now in
her studio just finished, a life-size
picture of Gen. Thomas. Seen re
flected in (the mirror opposite, the
mantoja canvas was mistaken by
more than your correspondent, for
one of the guests of the evening, so
life like in face and form, attitude
andsexpression. The next subject
for .the skilful fingers is, I belie\e,
to be Gen. Robert E. Lee. Mrs.
iFassat is another lady whose ialent
in this line and whose pretty face
andcharming manners make her an
immense favorite. The social at
mosphere of Washington, as already
mentioned, is as balmy and delight
ful as the Spring airs that now en
velop its parks and avenues. The
streets are all remarkably wide, and
the "Government Reservations"
fill them with parks and plats, tri
angles and squares of verdant beauty
that area surprise and delight to the
Th^e Florido a seems to
mise development would pan ou
'tivate a public spirit, and talk less they are now willing to admit that
lhan you work. Help your neigh- the instrument published, is the gen-
bor. It he is in danger of breaking uine McLin confession, but that they
down prop hum up, in some way, have a hat full of affidavits from the
either by kind words, god coun el, understrappers, who confess doctor
or a hft from your pocket book. If ing returns of several counties. It
he gets fairly down before you know was noticeable at the Capitol to-day
his situation, set him on Jiis feet a- that the excitement of the past four
.gain, his misfortune is to be pitied, and twenty hours has entLuely died
.not blamed, aadlhis talents m& la- away. No one serionsfy .believes
jborsare worth mosoey to the com- that a resolution for investigation,
munity. Besides some day it may upon the allegation already anade
tbe your own turn to need correspond- public, could get a -majority vote.'
tag sympathy. Encourage your lo- It is probable that the matter may'
cal authorities in making public im afford sublet for *alk a few hours
provements for the good of the town longer, and that that will be the*nd
Encourage your newspaper in shoit of it.
do all you can to bring prosperity to The House Committee in Civil
your own door, as well as to the doors Service Reform unanimously agreed
/of your neighbors and with a unity yesterday to report favorably Mr.
of action like this your town is bound Potters bill for the judicial ascertain-
to step into the front rank of the raent of claims against the United
lively, active business pkce^.of thq States with certain amendments.
The bill .ib' amended provides that
than the document proves to be.
tive and worthy Those who iave charged repeatedly, and is so of
capital will buy lots,built houses, and spleen as to take away all its
tear out and remove the old ones. Go potency. Yesterday, when the
to work and stimulate every legiti- managers of the Florida movement
mate enterprise by giving it all the heard that it was to be published
encouragement, yon can, or by unit- they caused it to be circulated that
mg your industry, influence, and there was another "McLin confes-
capital the common cause. Cul-
nothing that has mot been
much more damaging, but
all persons having claims against the
United .States shall file them in the
Court of Claims, which shall report
its findings to Congress, and advise
uponvdisposition of the claims fur
.ther,fchat Congress shall not hence
forth entertain private claims .until
passed upon by said eowsri, jand .that
all claims not prosecuted within six
years from the passage of the bill
shall be barred, except where the
claimants are under legal disability
to one, in which case the time is ex
tended three years. This bill will
entirely do away with the bringing
of private bills before Congress, and
as it will largely increase the duties
of the -Court of Claims, a special
court will probably be provided if it
is found to be .necessary.
The great financial fight over the
repeal of theJResumption aet will be
opened in the Senate next Wednes
day immediately after the expiration
of the morning hour. The anti-re
sum] .tionists who go in for outright
repeal will put their best foot fore
most and start the contest in a man
ner that promises favorable results.
Gen. Gordon, will make the opening
speech, in advocacy of the repeal of
the act. Gen. Gordon, will criticise
the substitute reported by the
Finance Committee, point out its
good points and its weak points, and
show why it ought not to be adopted
in place of an act to repeal the law
outright. He will also review the
financial legislation that has weighed
so heavily upon the country, and
wall show the people who is respon
sible for their sufferings. Gen. Gor
don has prepared his speech with
great care, and it will probably be
the best affort of his life.
The Treasury Department officials
have discovered that under the rules
no more salary can be paid Presi
U-ayes until Congress has taken
some action upon the $lair resolu
tions recently introduced. To this
effect some months ago a decision
was made by the Fourth Auditor in
the case of a naval officer, whose
name had been restored to the regis
ter by the Secretary of the Navy.
The question having been raised as
to the legality of the Secretary's ac
tion, a resolution was introduced in
the_Senate, and referred to the Ju
diciary Committee, calling for an
investigation. As soon as this was
done, the paymaster of the navy-yard
applied to the Fourth Auditor for
instructions in regard to taking up
the officer's accounts and paying
him his current monthly pay. The
Auditor replied that if the Paymas
ter paid the officers any money, the
amount would be checked against
him in settlement of his accounts.
It is admitted that the same ruling
applies in the ease of the President's
SHOWER OF ANGLE WORMS.
Millions of angle worms were
dashed to the earth "by last Monday
night's rain. They were to be seen
over the ground and on sidewalks.
Where they struck the walks they
were generally mashed into jelly.
We would like to have an explana
tion of this phenomenon, as it is of
frequent occurrence. We remember
to have seen at Caledonia, Houston
county, a few years ago, after a storm,
the side of a building literally covered
with these worms, in a mangled and
lifeless condition. The general sup
position is, that they are drawn in
to the clouds fey water spouts, but
we question whether they inhabit
water or are .ever seen in water.
The earth is their natural home, and
the only way of finding them is by
digging down where they live.
Preston (Filmore Co.) Republican.
A CONSCIENTIOUS STRANGER*.'
A man came to the Central Station
yesterday with a bloody nose to see
what the police could d towards
helping him secure revenge.
"I allege" lie began, ""that a sa
loon-keeper near the Central depot
"Allege! Don't you know that he
did?" queried the Captain.
"I allege that he did, and I allege
it pretty strong~ too,"'replied the
"Why don you come right out
and say that he hit you?" UJ) %f
**"I'm a good mind to."
& Th Captain looked at him in
wonder, and the stranger pinched
his nose to stop the flow of blood,
and said: 4 *^JJf
"Yoee, I was having a fight
with him, the hoys were throwing
snow-balls, and a horse was running
away, all at the same time and I
don't want to swear that the man
hit me when I might have been run
over or struck with a snow-balE It's
awful to swear to a lie!"
He was too conscientious \o secure
any satisfaction.Detroit Etw&Fj e^.
THE MOFFAT BELL PUNCH.
^-inasmuch as this little joker has
become famous, and is likely to be
universally adopted, we append a
description of the} machine and its
operandi, clipped from an exchange:
"The use of his instrument was, we
believe, first made in Virginia, where
it proved a brilliant success'. Its
workings are easily described audits
result plainly apparent. Each saloon
is furnish with a bell punch, which
is locked and sealed so that nobody
but the revenue officer having it in
charge can gain admission to its in
terior. Every drink that is sold must
be accompanied by a stroke of the
bell, the bar-tender being under hea
vy penalty, compelled to ring the
bell as each drink is served. The
strokes of the bell are recorded, and
from this record the saloon keeper is
taxed, or more properly, perhaps the
drinker is taxed for the sale of the
The penalty being heavy and the
tax light, there is little incentive for
bar-tenders to disobey the dictates of
the law, and the result is an agre
gate revenue to the city much larger
than that received through the ordin
ary license, while, perhaps a lesser
number of drinks are served, because
of an advance in their price made to
cover the tax.
This is legislation that seems to
be most fair for it taxes, directly the
man .who "enjoys the refreshment."
The saioomkeepers, generally, regard
it as a good -thing, for in it they have
an excellent excuse for refusing cre
dit Having to pay the tax from
their pockets, they can with good
grace refuse to "treat" the "stiffs"
who hang around them for that pur-
A CURE FOR HYDROPHOBIA.As
there ihave apparently been a great
number *efcases of hydrophobia late
ly, and there is at present no remedy
known or even supposed for that
awful disease, it is worth mention
ing that Mr. Laporte writes from
Birkddle Park,Soutkport, to describe
a case, dating from three years back,
in which a coolie bitten by a aaaad
dog was cured sixty days after the
bite, and apparently in the worst
spasm of that frightful malady, by
having an infusion of datura stramo
niumthe same leaves asthmatic
patients smoke for their asthma
administered to him.
A handful of leaves were boiled in
a pint of water- till they had shrunk
to one-half their oiiginal bulk, and
the water when strained off was
poured down his throat. After a
violent paroxysm, a perspiration
me on. The coolie then sank into
-i deep sleep, which lasted eight
hours, and when he awoke there was
no sign of disease. The cure, Mr.
Laporte thinks, was due to the per
spiration, as, in another ease which
he saw previous to the period of this
case, the chief symptom, which vapor
baths were in vain tried to cure, was
the excessively parched and dry con
dition of the skin. It would be at
least worth while for our medical
men to try any alleged remedy for a
disease which is at present supposed
to be incurable.London Sjpeat&tor.
A Milkman's Mathematics.
Detroit Free Press
When Thomas drove up to a house
on Elizabeth street yesterday to de
liver the usual quantity of mixture,
tae gentleman of the house kindly
"Thomas, how many quarts of
milk do you deliver?
"And .how many cows have you?"
The gentleman made some re
marks about the early spring, close
of the eastern war and the state of
the xoads, and then asked:
"Say, Thomas, how much milk
per day do your cows average?"
"Seven quarts, sir." JPIV*
"Ahuni," saidtthe gentleman,
as he moved off. Thomas looked
after him, scratched his head, and
all at once grew pale as he pulled
out a short pencil and began to fig
ure on the wagon-cover.
"Nine .eows is nine, and I set 7
quarts down under the cows and
multiply. That's sixty-three quarts
of milk. I told him I sold ninety
one quarts per day. Sixty-three
from ninety-one leaves twenty-eight
and none to carry. Now where do
I get the rest of the milk? I'll be
hanged jf I haven't given myself
away to one of my best customers
by leaving a durned big cavity in
these fibers to be filled with water!"
*S THE WRONG BAN.
Jie was a peacatele looking man
with a quiet looking horse attached
to an unattractive sleigh, with unos
tentatious bells. He irore a wide
rimmed hat and a shaAbellied coat,
as he drove easily down the South
Easton hill, journeying from Bucks
County to the land of Southampton.
He was observed by a fellow of the
specious rough, whom much loafing
had made impudent, and who lifted
S-a-a-y! hat, where ane you goin'
with that man?"
"Yerily, I journey beyond the riv
er friend," mildly responded the
Quaker,T "and thither goes my hat
"Hold up and take a fellow along,
can't you?" called out the man oi
"Nay friend, my business and in
clinations forbid it."
"I'll sooR'fix that," and the fool
ran forward and jumped on the run
"Verily, friend, if thee*insists up
on getting into my veliicle I will even
help thee," and the man of peace
reached out,a right hand as resistless
as any oyster dredge. It caught the
youth around the throat worse than
a four-year-old diphtheria, jerked him
into the sleigh and slammed him
down among the straw where he got
tramped on by *pair ofnumber thir
teen cowhides until he thought he
had been caught out in a shower of
pile drivers. Finally hejgot a kick
that lifted him lear over the side
and ran his head in the bank of the
roadside, where he dwindled down
in a neap, like a gum shoe discour
aged by a street car, and murmured,
as he rubbed his ensanquined noso
in the snow:
"Who'n blazes'd a' ever thought
the castiron man'd go round up, an'
disguised as a blamed o'i Quaker!"
An Astonishing Fact.
A largeproportion of the American
people are to-day dying from the effects
of Dyspepsia oi disordered liver. The
result &i these diseases upon the mas
ses of intelligent a.nd valuable people
is most.alai muig, making life actuallv
a burden instead of a pleasant existence
of eojoy*8Mtad usefulness as it ought
to be. There is no good reason for
this, if yu will only throw aside pre
judice amd Skepticism, take the advice
of J)i tiggists and your friends, and try
ione bottle of Green's August Flower.
Your speedy I elief is certain. Millions
of bottles of this medicine have beer
given away to tiy its virtues, with
satisfactory results in every case. You
can buy a sample bottle for 10 cents to
try. Three doses will relieve the worst
case. PcstfUvely sold by Jos. JJobleter
and all Druggists on the Western
has efttaliLished a branch house in New
Ulm, in Kiesling's brick building, op
posite Epple's meat market. The un
dersigned, one of the proprietors,
would respectfully announce to the
public that he will receive and forward
to the factory wool for spinning and
carding purposes. Wool will also
received in exchange for goods. Ai,
experienced tailor has been employe'.
and orders for suits, iof the best quali'
ty and at lowest prices, will be filled
on short notice. Call and examin
the goods and.ohtain prices. m
DEALBR IN AL KINDS OF
Pictures, Frames, Mouldings
and Children's Camaglt
Singer Sewing Machin* $35.0
New Davis $85.0
Wheeler & Wilson $35.0X
Machines sold on timel^monthl} "x
payments. MINNESOTA ST?, NEWJILM, MINH
rv ENTRE STREET "&
SAMPLEROO & BILL1AED HALI
IN" BASEMENT OF
The best of Wines, Liquors and Ci
gara constantly kept on hand.
Lonis Fflkel. Prop'r.