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TUESDAY. AUGUST 14. 1877.
The New York Sun is still shining
for Mr. Hayes.
Only a well reared horse will stand
on his hind legs.
Mules seldom strike, but when they
do, its very hard.
The cheapest and most reliable sura
mer resort is & fan.
The only thing some men save for a
rainy day is an umbrella.
A Keene man can always Selover
Gould in a bulling market.
The Ohio Republicans should le
ashamed to fool a blind man.
Real estate is sinking in value in
every State of the Union except Mis
souri. Mr. Goslin is to be sent as Consul
to Rotterdam. lies young, but no
All the States want a militia which
will be a terror to the Internation
alists. There is a man in .Sedalia who lives
on ten cents a day. He lives within
Since that little episode at PJevna,
the Turks may fairly be recognized as
Gail Hamilton denies that she was
one of the bare-uns who fought at
When the coffin makers strike, the
sick people should enjoy a respite
from the grave.
Newspaper men are nearly always
getting hire wages, but it doesn't
profit them much.
It is a rooted sorrow which a lady
feels when all her beautiful plants are
destroyed by pigs.
There are so many burglars in Se
dalia, that an ordinary thief can't
make an honest living.
More new buildings have gone up
in Sedalia this season than in any town
of twice its size in the West.
We hear a great deal about poor
working men in these strikes. Why
don't the good working men never
The left wing of the Russian army
was- doubled up at Plevna. It had,
probably, been eating too many cu
cumbers The dog catcher's occupation is
gone. All untaxed curs in Sedalia
have been sent to the happy land ot
The way the carpet baggers are
fleeing from Sduth Carolina, suggests
that they are finding Jordan a hard
road to travel.
Schuyler Colfax is not quite a bear ;
but he goes through the world with
bare head, bare conscience and bare
feet. He's barely able to smile.
In a few years, Missouri will have
more thoroughbred racers than Ken
tucky. Bill Bass is the mmd courier
of a new line of Kings of the Turf.
It was the policy of Gov. Nichols,
of Louisiana, to fire at the rioters with
bullets first and blank cartridges after
ward. This saved a great deal of
Gen. Howard protests that Chief
Joseph disregards all rules of scientific
warfare. This Indian savage should
be taught to fight like a West Point
When the Grecian army gets on one
side of Constantinonle and the Rus
sians on the other, the Turk will think
he's got iutoa nest of Sl. Louis Inter
Republican newspapers in Louisi
ana are dying out. They used to be
supported by the State. With the
new order of things, that luxury has
been dispensed with.
The Secretary of the Treasury will
not press his contraction views until
after the Ohio election. For ways
that are dark and tricks that arc vain,
John Sherman's peculiar.
Forest fires are sweeping over Wis
consin, and millions of dollars worth
of property has already been destroyed.
These annual visitations seem to be an
Poor Warren is dead ! Warren was
the author of ''Ten Thousand a Year,"
but he never had it. Like the wealth
of a great many working people, it
was the creature of his imagination.
The North Missouri Bee-Keepers'
Convention, last week, in Clinton
City was very interesting, and dis
closed the fact that raising honey was
one of the most profitable, as well as
the sweetest industries in the State.
"The late mobs," is the way the
papers speak of the recent riots. It
sounds as if they were dead, which is
probably the case. They have a cause
which hasn't a leg to stand on, and
caa't make much headway in the future.
THE ATTITUDE OP BBPUBEI
CAHISK TOWARDS LABOR.
A singular feature in the platform
of the Ohio Republicans, is that which
relates to railroads. It demands that
a national supervision shall be placed
over these great commercial avenues,
"so as to secure fair returns for the
capital invested and fair wages to em
ployes and prevent the aggrandise
ment of officials at the expense of
stockholders, whipjiers aud employes."
In other words, the Republican party
is in favor of centralizing the indus
tries of the country in a way to give
the National Administratian exclusive
control over them. It proposes to
take from the laborer and the capital
ist the power to make their own con
tracts and the exercise of an opiuion
as to what is right and proper for their
own interests. It does not mitigate
the objectionable feature oi this plank
of the Republican platform to say that
this is precisely what the strikers pro
Ksed should lie done. It is hardly
probable that the- had considered the
subject in its jiolitical aspects, or eon
templated the dangerous powers with
which the government would le in
vested. They only sought to take
from the railroad officials the (tower to
oppress them without reflecting that
they were conferring it upon a jmwer
destitute of human sympathies, and
makiug out for Congress a programme
of extreme class legislation. There
was no limit to the powers which the
strikers proposed to confer tiprn Con
gress, neither is there any limit to those
embodied in the platform of the Ohio
Republicans. It jnves to Congress or
the government an absolute dictation,
as arbitrary and imperious as the most
soulless corporation ever dared to ex
ercise. The laltoriug man would,
therefore, be only suletituling one
master for another. But it is fair to
presume that the new master would
have less sympathy and less tolerance
than the old one. There could then
be no strikes no protests against
wrongs no pleadings in behalf of suf
fering families. The law whatever
it might be would be carried out at
the point of the bayonet, and the poor
man would be bound hand and foot
to the oligarchy which he himself had
helped to erect.
TARIFF AND STRIKE.
In a recent speech, John Bright,
the celebrated English statesman, ex
pressed the opinion that it was noth
ing but our tariff which led to our la
bor difficulties; the policy indulged
in by the people of this country, in
"locking themselves up from the rest
of the commercial world by the oner
ous duties levied upon the very class
of manufactured articles, which, if
competition were open, would pre
vent labor from becoming unruly."
This is the doctrine which the West
has all along held to. We fail to per
ceive why the farmers of Missouri
should be taxed to support the manu
factures of Maine. But outside of
any question of right, the tariff is
considered a short sighted policy. The
unhealthy stimulus of a liigh protec
tive tariff, has developed the manu
facturing interest beyond the needs of
the country. Over-production has
followed upon the heels of peculiar
privileges. The skilled industry of
New England has grown beyond the
demand that fur which the farmer is
required to pay an unjust and enor
mous price, he will do without if he
can. Notwithstanding the govern
ment says in practical effect that one
portion of the people shall paitrihute
to another portion, the hard times and
a sensitive feeling of injustice, has
combined to reduce this tribute to
comparatively small proportions. But,
on the other hand, as trade in manu
factures declines, operatives are
thrown out of employment, and labor
difficulties necessarily Iegin. The
system, therefore, works evil to all
parties. There is no class of people
more sensitive to their interests, than
those who toil for a living. They re
duce to practical demonstration both
political and social economy. They
perceive our tariff levies upon them a
tribute amounting to the difference be
tween the price at which the foreign
article may be imported and sold, and
the price at which the domestic arti
cle is fixed. No gloss of political econ
omy can destroy this plain proposi
tion. They not only see but feel it;
and tliey are unable to perceive the
reason or justice of'a system which
taxes them for the benefit of other
people. They know that it has been
done through legislation, and that the
capitalist has spent his money freely to
bring it about. In their own way
then, and with the means left at their
disposal, they inaugurate a war against
the monied influence which has robbed
and impoverished Ihera. Judged by
a fairsystemof ethics, it is difficult to
see wherein they are so very far wrong,
FAYING TOE ARMY.
A great deal has lecn said in the
Rcbublican press of late, about the
neglect to pass the Army Appropria
tion Bill, last winter, and the Demo
cratic Congress is sought to be held re
sponsible for it. The fact is that nothing
could be more unjust The Demo
cratic house was willing to pass the
bill on the condition that the army
was not to be used in propping up the
carpet bag governments in the South.
Their willingness to do so was repeat
edly made plain; but the Senate re
fused to accept this cooditon. It was
the only means the Democrats could
employ to stop the ruin and desolation
wrought by the alien rulers the army
was employed to keep ovtr the South.
The Democrats made no war on the
army. They only made war on tho
unconstitutional work the Republi
cans set the army to do. To provide
against those illegal and ruinous
measures of Grant's administration, a
clause was inserted in the Appropria
tion Bill prohibiting the employment
of the army in certain Southern States
for political purposes.
There is nothing wrong in that.
No Republican will contend that the
army can legitimately be used as a
political machine. But the Senate
obstinately refused to agree to the
condition and the Army Appropria
tion Bill went over among the unfin
ished business. The majority of the
niPinltera of Congress were ready to
vote supplies for tiie army so long as
it was kept in the sphere of its proper
dutif?. They had a perfect right
nay it was their bounden duly to
prevent its use for any other purpose.
They were not sent to Congress to
help build up a Republican desjKitism
in the South, and they exercised the
only legitimate and projier means at
their command to put an end to tin
long and percent outrages of which
the armv had been made the vehicle
of accomplishment. The Democrats
in Congress had no hostility to the
army they sought to do it no wrong,
but, on the contrary,-exhibited their
friendship for it by refusing to eriuil
it to h made the ready and conven
ient too! for the violence and outrages
of the Republican party. The events
immediately succeeding the adjourn
ment of Congress, made sufficiently
evident that litis precaution was not
only wise in itself, but was justified
by every consideration of propriety
and right. The Democrats were will
ing to support the army in the legiti
mate duties it was organized to per
form ; but not as an engine of de
struction and terrorism to the South.
That is all there is in it.
It is a peculiarity of the Brooklyn
pastor to preach from anythiug but
the Bible. Science, letters, jwditics,
social and political economy, each in
turn afford him nn inexhaustible
theme. It allows a latitude for im
aginationa scope for wit and satire,
which the homelier truths of the Di
viuc Book hardly tolerate. A few
prayers are interspersed a few songs
are sung a few scriptural quotations
are interlarded and a Sunday sermon
blossoms into what, under other cir
cumstances, might be considered a
stump speech or a scientific lecture.
But these efforts of the clergy to im
prove upon their ostensible mission,
sometimes overstep the limits of dis
cretion and good sense. A noticeable
illustration of this is found in Mr.
Beecher's bread and water diet ser
mon when the strike was in its fury.
The Bazoo has no more sympathy
with the rioters than it has with Air.
Beccher. It no more believes that
strikes solve laltor difficulties than he
does, but it is not piepared to go the
length of asserting that a Ialtoring
man who can't live and suppDrt a
family on a dollar a day, ought to die.
This is a Beecherism so eminently pe
culiar aud characteristic that nobody
will seek to divide with him the honor
of its utterance. It is a nostrum for
labor diseases, which he alone can
claim the credit of manufacturing. But
Mr. Beecher failed to go the full
length of his theory. Having put the
laborer on a bread and water diet, it
is surprising that he allowed hint any
clothes, from Mr. Beechers stand
point, a working man ought to be able
to get along as Nature sent him into
the world. The gradation of Mr.
Beecher rf theory is so eminently proper
and easy. From milk in infancy, he
gravitates to bread and water in age ;
and from his original nakedness he
could assume the breech clout, and
thus score another victory in behalf of
Mr. Beechers system of industrial
economy. It is a radical theory, and
its enforcement might occasion a great
deal of discontent among the work
ing classes. But in Mr. Beechers es
timation, this amounts to but very
little. What is a Brooklyn minister
expected to know about misery, or
how people live in that scrimping,
hard favored world which reserves
its rich food its purple and fine linen
for theannointed darlings of the church
alone? The pastor of Wall street
operators of retired merchants and
millionaires, it is absurd to suppose
can have any feelings in common with
the toil-burdened wretch who revives
his sinking frame with bread and
water, and girds his weary loins with
the simple and inexpensive apparel
which adorned our first parcels in the
Garden of Eden. What was good
enough for Adam and Eve, is certainly
sufficient, according to Mr. Beecher,
for the working man and his family.
Society will indignant'y repudiate
any man who neglects to wear a swal
low tail coat His respectability is
measured by his coat tails.
The theatrical outlook for the com
ing season is very promising ; but then
it always did promise a great deal
more than it performed.
The New York paper was altogether
wrong in supposing that "behind the
mob stalks the Empire." It wae the
militia and the. police force.
NEWS AUD HOTE8.
Give the tramps no quarter.
Turkey kicks out pretty well for
a sick man.
Any town with a whipping-post
would be avoided by tramps.
The Boston lady, during her hon
eymoon, calls her James a little
How cheap a man could dress now
if he didn't wear any more clothes
than he really needed.
What the miner says to the coal
companies: "You mined your own
business, and I'll mind mine."
Theodore Til ton is in Ireland,
aud the question is whether he can
hang picture:- in his niht-govii among
Mr. Beecherd hay fever is worse
this summer, ami his religious friends
will be pleased to know on his sneeze
more than ever.
The poor man's summer reswrt
A palm leaf fan. Ex. Yes, but in
this regard too many men are accus
tomed to carry palm.
The Japanese u?gd to figure that
two and two made five, but they quit
it soon after the firt Yankee got to
trading with them.
The fighting style of hair for sum
mer requires that the wearer should
go to the cutter every week. We al
ways advised a rotation of crops.
These are hard times for the
hand-organ grinders. There are
rumors that the monkeys have formed
a union, and are preparing tor a strike.
A Ipiiw guides occasionally let a
stingy touriL get lost, for :tu hour or
two. We should say this would, in
time, prove a losing business, indeed.
The fashionable male shirt collar
is gradually hcreaing in height. A
young man can now jkiss under a
telegraph wire without ducking his
Somesomler man on the Pacific
coast rises up suddenly, and remarks
that the Government is going for the
Crow Indians fbr raws." Tut him
The idea of teaching every girl
to thump a piano and every loy to be
abook-kcepcr will make potatoes worth
S4 per bushe! in twenty years from
The "Nutt Guards" is the title
of a Tennessee militia corps. It is, as
its name implies, a crack company,
though it has no kernel to command
The antagonism between rats and
serpcu t is pi o verbial. Put one of each
in a cage together, and see how soon
the rattlesnake will bite the life out of
When Gen. Howard kills an In
dian he stops the battle and has religious
services over the remains. That is.
there are Idaho people who will swear
this is so.
A Brooklyn broker talks, walks,
eats, sleeps and gets along very well
with a bullet in his brain. He
needed something of the kind to lial
a nee his head.
A f::t-lKiiling establishment in
Albany has just been complained of to
the authorities. The folks around
there say it's an offal trying neighbor
hood to live in.
"Another whaler sailed," wrote a
New Bedford editor. "Another sail
or whaled," said the intelligent com
positor, who had been watching a part
ing fight on the wharf.
Patti is to receive S2.000 a night.
Though our editorial duties are press
ing, still at these figures we might lie
induced to favor an audience with a
solo or two ourselves.
When a departing guest steps up
to a watering place hotel counter aud
calls for his account, it don't necessari
ly follow that he's in a name your-bill
frame of mind, you know.
When a Turk volunteers into the
army, his family receives a Govern
ment stipend of four cents per day to
su)tjort them. Very few Turkish
women are I railing silk dresses through
Faint o'er my nnoy there i tealinj;
A si-no of Ui, ssuIh'ii k willing
Some Jolty strain of mu., lillii-i;
My Mint with deep and rapturous thrilling.
Aud llencn Iti my gaxe seem opui.
As from ndn-ary.ciicvries'gropiii:;
For something longed fr. vague, Meal :
I tum to grasp, anil fm.l it real.
The fragrance of the sweet wild roes
A j;IIiiit- of i aradiedis'l.es.
So, wIhii the wrary Uy ending.
An.! nit tin? nrinlmw olnts Mending
In Millet side, an fceI.Se showing
Tlie sapphire ami tin ruby's glowing.
The amethyst aud toiox Ivamiiij;.
The pearly Rate! leyonl jijt gleaming
Thro fleeey cIoikIs, that, drifting lowly,
Ieavc lite villi thoughts so calm and Iiofy ;
In effect eace my iul reNe
So M-cm tlie fragraneeofthe roes.
Like chiseled inarMe Ciir outlining.
The m-ulptor's dream of grace defining ;
Forchoice?t thought? that oels treasure.
Aadclunf, in luppy, ripidin;; inca-nre.
Of woman love or valnrV glory ;
Recorded on the Ktcrcl IMg
Of deed of long -departed gca ;
So the sweet fragrance of the rose
My oul to reverie di?oe.
Like that nwfrt spikenard men deemed waited.
Which Maty, loved, forgiven. hasted
To poar oa Him, fair Roue of raroti,
Or oil aBointiBjr, priestly Aaron,
The r rfotae from the row ditH!iag
With MreetBeM all the air is Mia ;
And Heaven iwetas nearer to ray toagatg
And eajter om ; bright forms are tfcroftgiag
The portal which afcwoat imeloan,
A! tragraare of tliewet wild rwe.
IS HS A TRAMP?
Downward Career of an
York Saleaman A
To the Editor or the New York Sun.
Am I a tramp ; If not, wttat am I?
The Herald, the other day, placed
nearly all the unfortunates who are
out of work under the name of tramps.
1 have been a salesman, getting a fair
salary, at one time over $1,800 per
year. 1 sold a great many goods. I
earned cv;ry dollar I got. lSad times
came. I got out of employment. 1
then got hold of several articles to sell
on commission. I walked all over
New York and suburbs. Some days 1
made $5 ; some not a cent. Times
grew worse this year. It cost me SI
a day to live ami pay expenses of car
fare, ferry. &c. I just managed to
get through the week for a while.
Then times got worse. The competi
tion was m great that 1 could not
make 50 cents a day. I went tv a
cheap lodging house 2;"i cents per
night and a very lively bed I got at
that. If I made 50 cents mt day, I
had 2i cents for lodging and 1t cents
lor meal Some days, when I made
nothing I had to walk the streets at
night without sleep, ami then walk the
streets by day without food, except a
cracker ami a piece of chetvc I picked
up in foiiio corner saloon, till one day
1 was.o hungry 1 went into a well
known restaurant and said to the pro
prietor, about 1 1 a. in., "I wish you
would give me a breakfast. I am dead
broke." "Oh, I can't afford it," says
he. I turned alxitit and inarched out
into the street. That restratiratit
kceier h rich, aud is known all oyer
New Vot k. It was the first time I
ever asked :tuylody in New York for
something to cat.
That liight, tiled ami htingrv.I went
tit a station house to sleep. The ea
laiu saw I was no hummer, and tt.M
his men to put me in their sitting
room, 1 scul a very fair night dozing
on a lounge. I must tramp about
New York daily five to ten miles or
more. If I make a few dimes during
business hours I am sun of a !km! ami
something to eat. Otherwise, I stiller
for want of sleep and from hunger. Is
there anv place in New York where a
man thus situated can gel a meal and
and a lied when he is really jeiiiiiless ?
I know of none. .Now are there not
others in the same fix as myself? No
situation is to le had ; I can not do
hard work ; I am not a voting man
have no home nur friends able to help
me to a dollar. Am I a tramp?
An Oi.i Nkav Yoisk Salksman.
Friu tin New Orlean rio:iyim
iiov. iSicholls apartments were
crowded yestenlav with many visitors
who had called ujon matters of husi
ness aud some without business when
suddenly the governor's attention was.
attracted by the door flying violently
oieii, in stalked a female of verv smal
dimensions. The Governor, with his
usual urbanity, rose and asked the
fomale to he seated ; but this, with
scornful mien, she peremptorily, de
clined at thesame time askinjr : "Are
you the Governor?"
"I am, madam," was the replv.
"Well, sir, if vou are the Governor,
I would like to know where my John
The Governor became confused, am
inquired, who is John ?
"Who is John, indeed? reiterated
the excitetl individual. "Wno is
John ? why, sir, yon as Governor
should know that John is rav lawful
"I assure vou madam, that I know
nnthinirof your John, as I have never
seen him, and this is the first time I
have had the pleasure of meeting
WhereuiMin the infuriated female
hisses forth, "You're a pretty Gover
nor. to lie sure ; Governor of the State
of Ijouisiana and not to know where
my John is ! Why. sir, the duty of a
Governor is lo know where every
decent, respectable woman s husham
Whereupo ushe made a .break for
the tloor ami came near upsetting the
porter, who. as luck would have it
made a desperate lunge to one side and
The Channel Tunnel.
At a recent meeting of the French
Society of Civil engineers the propo
sed submarine tunnel between England
and France was discussed. It appears
that, owing to the geological formation
of the bed of the Channel and other
reasons, it may lie expedient lo trace
the tunnel, not in a straight hue, but
in a curved direction. Mr. Larousse.
a hydro "mimical engineer, who had
not lieen invited to attend tnc silling.
rave the results ot some calculations
.a a .
which he had made to determine the
amount of deviation which would he
likely to take place in driving galler
ies starting from op'iositc shores so
that their axes should exactiv meet
midwav between the two shafts, from
which they depart. . Allowing the
maximum error which is at all likely
to be made, cither in measuring dis
tances or in reading oft angles, 31.
Laroussc calculates that in the case of
a straight tufinel to total deviation of
the axes would not exceed 1.23 meters
from the right line joiuing the two
stnrting from either end, and joined in
centre by an arc, 250 meters in maxi
mum deviation of the axes of the two
galleries would not exceed 4.4 meters,
With the indirect trace formed of five
curves the maximum deviation would
not be more than 8.36 meters, and
therefore very slightly in excess of the
width of the tunnel, which it is pro
posed should be o meters.
An old gentleman in a Franklin
county town who recently became the
recipient of his first postal card.placed
his specks carefully astride his nasal
organ and eved the pasteboard closely.
"What is this thing, any way?" he
finally demanded. "Why a postal
card, of course," was the answer. "A
porthole card ? A hat is such a thing
good for, I'd like to know?" He was
informed that a cheap rate of postage
had come into vogue, and writing pa
per was at a discount. "Blast it all f
flamed the old gentleman in a sudden
race, while nis nose described a semi-
cirfe with a sharp angle ; "they've got
to dulteratin tea with weed, terbsck-
er wits licorice and copper, wkieky
with pepper sad terpentine, an now
they've tot to 'dalteratia' envelopes ta
sate the paper ! Coflfovad 'em !"
AN HOUR WITH A MEDIUM.
What Mr. Labouchero Didut See
atDrtmonioo'a with Yoniter and
a Railway President.
From the Lndn Truth.
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a e. i a ;
,x menu oi ra uw, - inorougmv rac-
ircai mau, tor ne was men i resuieiu oi
.1 r u . .i ii - .... e
one of the largest n.lma.L-,-s,ce ;m-ItaK Accorajuinymg b;m war a
volved in no end of troubles-used to ,,.1. ,fttle ir, of ei ht
tell me oi wonders he had seen per- suiumers . whose 8hini ngl.Iaekev es :md
forme,! by a median hy the name or fcng black curb were Slinireil liv all.
rorster "Let me by all means see-le and , , Kk
hem I satd and ,t was arranged WCre so tliflrent from the ugly amar
tha I should; but, for one reason or in., grufl old Italian that it was com
another, I never came in contact with " linn ml ,wnnx.
nous u in v
rant. e nau a pnvaie room ami
whet, dinner was near ly hntshed I
happened to say to ,tl,e lWle.it that
alter all I should leave the country
without meeting Forster. ".Shall
.-end for him ? he said. "liv a
means," I replied ; and he wrote a
note to invite him to come to the res
taurant and smoke n cigar with us.
Soon Pursier appeared. He was a
pleasant, gentlemanly man. Dessert
was on the table, ami he sat down,
drank his wine, smoked his cigar and
Joined in the general conversation.
After a little while this conversation
gravitated into a discussiou on Spirit
ualism. Forster asked me what I
thought of him. I said, "You are
my guest, so 1 do not wish to otteud
you; but if you really want to know,
I regard you as a clever conjurer," "I
have," he answered, "a certain ower.
Whether it is derived from spirit act
ing through me I do not know, but I
am certain I have this Miwer." As
he said this the chair upon which In
was sitting lcgaii to crack portentous
ly, as though it was going to fall to
pieces. "(Jive me the chair," I said,
ami I tried to make it ciack in the
ame manner, hut it was a solid piece
of furniture, and I utterly failed.
men mere were noises iikc explosions
ii . .1 i
of the room. "Is that
r he said. "I'robably," i
replied. "Can you do it?" he asked.
"Xo I cannot," I answered. At this
moment there were loud hangings on
the ceiling. I rang the liell and asked
the waiter in French who was iu the
room above ? He went to see, and
came back with the information that
the room was vacant. "A confeder
ate," I observed to Forster, but he de
nied it. On this we sat down round
the table. Forster produced a card
with an alphabet in large letters on it,
aud told us to ask questions, and
then to touch the letters, paus
ing when we heard a rap. One
of my friends was a Scotsman. He
asked where an uncle had died
(naming him). A Scotch unpronounc
able won! was rapped out. "That
was the name of his country house, and
he did die there," said the nephew. I
then asked where an aunt of mine had
died? "In the Isle of Wight," was
rapped out. "Wonderful," he oliser
ved, which, indeed, it was, for the lady
happened to have died in London.Sud
denly, Forster got up from the chair
and wriggled himself behind one, on
which another friend was sitting, laid
hold of his arm, and gave him a mes
sage from his sister, who had died some
years previously. There seemed to
me nothing of the slightest importance
in the message. "Go into the next
room," said Foster to the brother, "and
she will speak to vou." He did, and
on his return saitf that he had spoken
to him. He looked pale and discompo
sed. "Well, what did she say?" I
asked, but he would not tell me. Then
he wrote on pieces of paper and rolled
them up in balls. By means of the
alphabet Foster read them and with
out opening them. "You are convin
ced? he asked me. "Not in the
least," I answered. I then went into a
comer of the room, turned my back on
Forster, aud,having written a wonl on
a piece of paper, folded it up and rang
the bell. ' When the waiter came, I
sent him for an envelope, and having
put the paper in the envelope, which I
closed, and put it before a candle to
see that the light could not shine
through it, handed it to Forster, and
asked him to read the wonl. He
pressed the envelope to his forehead,
and then correctly read it. "Does
this convince you f" he said. "It con
vinces me," I replied, "that you have
some curious magnetic power, or that
you are a singularly clever conjurer.
I answered, "but It does not certainly
convince me of Spiritualism. Show
me a spirit, or a ghost, or a head, or
a hand." To see these," he answered,
"you must sit with me for hours in the
dark, evening after evening, and then
perhaps one of these manifestations
may appear to you." That is to sav,"
i repneti, "ii i get inrown into a
morbid, dreaniv state, yon will pur-
suade me that, I see something that
has no real existence. Thank you ;"
and I handed him a cigar, which he lit
and relapsed from a
medium into a '
The Misfortunes of an Actor.
Fr"i tlie New York Erenian Mail.
Detective Haggerty. of Newark,
brought to that city yesterday -evening
William Carlyle charged with having
robbed a brother actor two years ago.
Fernado Flearv and the nrisoner nlav-
ed together at the Metropolitan Thea-
. r .1 . .1
ire in xoto, ami mey rcnuea logeiner
inhhe house of a Airs. Herbert in
Washington street. Near the close
of the engagement Carlyle decamped,
taking with him 92o belonging to
Fleurv. as well as a watch and
chain, valued at an equal amount. On
the 2fith of Mir. 1875. Carlrle was
arrested and imprisoned in the Twenty
seventh Precinct, New York, but be
fore the Newark detective had arrived
he mysteriously escaped from the Sta
tion house. lie was subsequently ar
rested in Buffalo on a charge of burg
lary, tried in xtew York City, and
sentenced to two years in the State
Prison. He served one year at owe
Sing and the other at rdmira. flu
term of imprisonment having expired
yesterday, Detective Haggerly ar
rived with a requisition from Gov.
Bedle, and proceeded to Imira, and
on Carlyle being discharged, he took
him into caetody. When bronght to
Newark last evening, he was ironed
and shackled, and immediately lodged
in Essex County Jail to await his
r orsier unit. u. ...gui prevu .. niv j Juto ,,er t.uubollr;ue.
leaving the country I had invited , Wednesdav forenoon, shortly
the railroad l'resident ami two or three r. t , t. -
13 . M .1 - f .
oti,erinen,isi.t,e w,t., me at Uel-J iH,j nuK ,e ..Ij!Ml R(tfe t (lm.
tminicos si fomoiK ISew l uric rest:itt. .. . . .
...... ... ... auer iu ociock. me out iianan was
......... , -- ... . m.ii. .nifli I :i lii I jlnuil 11' inn
A Father Recovers His Little Oirl
in ths Street After Tear of
I From the Tonuran.l.i Knterprine.
Ijast Monday, luesdayaud Ytednes-
j our ehbaa ,ia(, their attention at
h lhe soumL of a hamWimn
, ..........n ,,.,:
. -., . , -
llll n 111 L II V'aKBIaMB I V W - a.m
ni:in whh :l M1 air tooU a IlIace
aillm; the Httle knot assemhlcl. Uy
,J t., f J
k - i ! S..fli
r.:.,i .J V ' "... l' '
llffflA 1111 ta4waaTi
to uauce ami iiriim
r.i.i"t-i mi iici liiiiiuuiiriiK.
l'h is at-
'K-ured to offend the man with the for
eign air very much, and he gave vent
to his indignation hy a frown. The
music stops, the little girl collects her
pennies, ind the pair move off a little
way, and the "Mulligan Ciuanla" come
squeaking front the organ, and the
little street Arab keeps time with her
tamltottriue. Again the man with
the foreign air appears on the ground,
shows signs of familiarity, and when
the lamliourine is pro tier til to him tor
his donation he exclaims something iu
the Italian language. The little girl
gives a shriek of joy aud falls into the
arms of her addresser.
The organ grimier, noticing this,
approaches the man, in an insulting
manner demands that he release the
girl, to which the man retorts by giv
ing the organ grimier a blow that fells
him to the ground. Officer Schneider
who was in the vicinity at the time,
was called up, and took the trio over
to the lockup, where they were kept
most oi the day, and were then r. I low-
During the course of the day a re
porter was given permission to see the
man with the foreign air, aud from his
own lips jotted down the following
story : lie said that his name was
Bozana, that he came from Italy, and
that the child was his daughter. Two
years ago. while she was playing in
front of the house one day, a traveling
band of musicians stole her. After
searching the whole of Italy tor her,
he came to New York, and visited the
different Italian haunts of the place,
where he obtained information that
prompted him to come to Buffalo,
where he arrived last Monday. On
going to a building occupied by the
(teople of his country, on Peacoek
street, in Buffalo, he ascertained on
Tuesday night that his daughter was in
possession of the organ grinder, whose
namo is Matchesca, and that he had
come to Tonawana with her.
Matchesca said that the child was
adopted to him in New York, and
that he took her on shares that is. he
have half of what she made, and the
man he got her from the other hal f.
Some days, Mathesca said, the child
collected as high as $6.
As he was perfectly willing that the
child should go with her father, no
legal proceedings were commenced,and
the two left for Buffalo on the evening
Got. Hendricks Abroad.
Frin the Louisville Journal.
Mr. Litzenburg has received two
letters from his aunt, Mrs. Hendricks,
ami Mr. Hendricks has written to
Mr. Morgau and Mr. Henderson.
These letters are not long, being
written in a large hand on very small
sheets of paper, but they express a
lively sense of enjoyment. The party
landed at Qucentown, and journeyed
thence through Ireland and Scotland
to England. In the former place they
visited Cork, Blarney Castle, the
Lakes of Killarney, Dublin and Bel
fast. Ireland is described as "won
derfully beautiful," and Mr. Hen
dricks is not surprised that his chil
dren in America look back to their
country with such tender longinsrs.
He dwells with delight ution the time
spent in the University of Dublin,
and expresses much disappointment
at not finding the Glenns, formerly of
this place at home. They were in
the north of Ireland, and their resi
dence was undergoing repairs. From
Belfast the Hendrickses crossed to
Glasgow. After reaching London,
Mr. Hendricks wrote that "Edin
burgh is a city of marvellous interest
surpassing all other cities I have ever
seen in beauty." They visited all the
places of historic importance, ami,
the Sunday of their stay in Edin
burgh, went to the old gray Friars
Church to hear a McGregor preach.
Mr. Hendricks pronounced him the
most powerful man he had ever
heard in the pulpit. Of London Mr.
Hendricks has not time to write
much. After half a week's sojourn
he said it could only be described
in a book. He makes a note, how
ever, of the fact that they came from
Ediuburgh toLomlon.adistanceof 400
miles, in 0 hours, after an overland
trip that must be enough to make the
head swin. Sir. Hendricks has writ
ten that he does not propose to short
en his trip, but that they will proba-
I biy be at home by the middle of au
From tlie Milwaukie Sentinel.
About 8 o'clock on Friday evening
last a young nan ("unmarried) hy the
naaw ofCha?. Soles died after a lin
gering illness ami wasting away of his
mortal self front the terrible disease -consumption.
One the very day, and
within a tew hours of his death, he
was taken out for a ride. It seems
that, just a week prior to his death, he
informed the attending physician that
oaMch a day and at such a tiase he
should die. The idea was net lightly
by the doctor and the friends ; but,
when the fatal day cane, the vital
spark went out, and he was no more.
This disease had been in the fanily
before, and bad taken away a sister in
nravious Tears, and. straaW. and nn-
accoHBtaMe tbonfhjk nay seen, yet
the sister predicted Mr death in a like
manner, and at the day and hour
named ; and, as it was foretold, she
tooky eoU andKJekatin death's em-brace.
A Pointed Illustration of Retribu
From the .MuMN-tiiuii t. y. Arux.
A strange case of well-deserved re
tribution has been lately reported to
us. the circumstances of which are as
On one of the !cst farms in Orange
county located within a few miles o f
Middletown, there lived a farmer who
came into possession of his property, it
is said, by tlefniudingliis aged father
out of it. He induced the ol4 gentle
man to deed the homestead and farm
over to him, representing that he
would le well taken care of during his
declining years, and that were the
property in his own name he would
take more interest in it. No sooner
was the deed made out and delivered
than the son began a series of petty
persecutions against his father, com
liellitig him to perform duties ahout
the farm everlaxing his strength ; ex-
ft 1 t . .
ciuuiii!' nun i rota the tamilv table
and dealing out to him iu a gingerly
manner sustenance hardly sufficient to
I- eep soul ami liody together. These
acts of cruelty were carried to such an
extent that the hroken-hearted father
was compelled to leave the roof which
he himself had erected, and throw
himself ujhmi the charity of the world,
at one time, we lielieve, becoming an
inmate of the County Poor House,
filings went on lUU way for some
years, the sou apparently prospering
and accumulating quite a large share
of this world's ;oods. He liecame
suspected of -everal acts of dl-hoiiety
in dealing with Iim neighbors and lost
no opportunity to enrich himself at
tlie exjieiise of others. To such an
extent did he carry his parsimonious
practises that at last he endeavored to
escape the payment of some of his just
debts by secretly conveying his prop
erty to his son. little thinking that his
own son would be yo ungrateful to him
as he had leeii to his father. He
thus successfully evaded the payment
of his debts, but when he attempted to
continue control of his farm an unex
pected obstacle presented itself the
son proclaimed himself sole owner and
refused to follow out his directions, or
allow him iu any way to control the
proceeds. Disputes aud recrimina
tions followed, until finally the son
ordered the father off the premises,
ami refused to contribute to his sup
port. The upshot of the whole affair
is that the grandfather is now reinsta
ted in the old 'irm-chair in trie family
circle, and will be tenderly cared for
during the remainder cf his natural
life, while his son is employed as farm
laborer iu a distant part of the coun
try. Ingratitude, in every second
generation, is no doubt heriditary in
the family, and it will lie curious to
observe what the present owner's son
will do if he gets a chance.
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not the cae ; but from the niotIe and cu
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not one in ten is in good health. This
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B. D. DEAN,
Real Etute, Abstract and Loan Office.
Mutiny my Alttimvt ofTitl toallRonl Estate iu
P.'tli .untv nritteu ti . to dale. I :nn prepared
to fumbli corrtvt .ltr.irt t very low rates.
Also ivnt hoii, CoMov't rent4, ami ilo a ceitearl
Office on Ohio .Viw, Adjacent to the Circuit
SEDALIA, MO. S-14w52t
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nT'Shop over (Jould'u LumberOttlce.
A1M IN ISTKAT ilt'S TICE.
Nliee i" lier'or jtiveii, tliat letters of AdnimN
tr.UH'ii on Itio Etale of Luey Bestir", keeasel.
were i;r.tiiUHl to the iiiiileriitVil. on tlu '24th itav
of Jiriy, I$7T.Iy the Pn.Uiteeourt of IVttis.CotiutV
Mi-iiri. AU"ierMon.- luttiux claims atiiiiit ii
R-tatenre reniiret to them for allowaiiee to the
Aliuitni:.r, within one year afler the dale of
aiil letters or tht- may he rt--IlileI from any
of such estate ; auVl if w-li claims he not exhibited
uilhin two ear- Ihe date of thi. piibliealioii, Ihev
.halt he forever Icirred. Thi- -'till Liv or Jul
HC7. t Kl.IPAI.MEft. JK. "
Wherea-, Thomas Slianne-inev and his wife Maria
Sluinne!ey, hy their eertam deed of trust dated
Ihei'-lli da'v ot' February, ts7, and recorded in the
nvorder's "orlfc-e or IVtlis eoiuity. Mo., in triixt
deed re.-ord It. on iKufi XM, conveyed to the liu
dersitfiied as triftoe all their risiht. title, interest
and estate in nl to lli following deserihed real
estate, situated in the County ot IVttis. State ot
Missouri, viz : CommeiieinK al point west rrom
the southeast eomerof lot foiirteeii (14), three hun
dred nnl MXty-three feet and nine i in-lies (Sea feet
and Diiu'hes), runuiiiK thenee north one hundred
ami thirty feet (Ian. thenee wet forty-three fret
and nine inehe (4:t feel siimI! melies). thence .omh
one hundred and thirty feet (1:b). thenee east fortv
thrce feet nine inches (: feet 9 inches) to the place
ofhcginiiin;;. Which Niil conveyance wa made in
trust to secure Ihe payment rf a certain promis
sory note in said deed described. And. whereas,
default has been made m ijment of interest due
on the liith lay of June. 1ST?, and by reason of said
default said mte lias Inline due and payable.
Xow. therefore, in accordance with the provisions
of said deed of trust, and at the request of tlie legal
holder of said note.I shall proccocd to sell thea!oe
described real estate, at the Court House door, in
the t'itv of edaliii. in the County of Pettis. .State
of Mi-souri. t( l'ie highest bidder for cash at public
auction, on Wednesday, tho il lay or August,
1ST?, lictween the hour of i o'clock In the forenoon
ntnl five o'clock iu the afternMu or that day, to
satisfy said note together with the costs afld ex
pense r executing: this trust-S-7W::t
T. T. MAJOR. Tnmtae.
ITeadqnarteis or hm
Wines, Liquor and Imported Ogmr
St Louis Beer Depot,
SORTS TRAVIS STREET,
P. O. Box 129C