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4N, AN D HERALD.
T Y, APRItL 29, : : 1880.
w3Oj. 8 Mer
-Tiuclab, pi~teeto which was
referi.d the rtbillAafier a lengthy
disetLion, deelded fo report to
t .V1ous , ubstituto f r the Blair
bill, wvhlil general Provides that, the
motey rqc d from the: sale of' pub
lie.Jadds he other revenues of the
general ud offSee be divided among
the States accordint to their school
' Oopulation fto tfe next ten years
V Seventy-five per 'cent. of the amount
to be ud4 fir the advancement of the
domniouIhools, and the remainder to
be use tor Iidustrial and technical
.' Facts and Figures.
We have read with Interest the reply
of Captain MeMeekin to our article,
published in our issue of the 17th inst.,
and we add with no little surprise.
By way of preface to what we shall
ve to say, we refer to his former
article, in order that we may under
stand properly the issue of the pres
ent controversy. lie alleges that the
State Is governed by ani oligarchy of
lawy ers, that this fact is too plain to be
denied, and that this is the pith of the
ppmnplaint urged by the present farm
ers' movement. By an oligarchy we
understand a governmnent In wvhich the
stupretmo power is vested in a few pcr
sons. In case of (the present, alleged
oligarchy the flew persons vested with
the power of governnent are the law
yers of the State. Under the call of
Mr. Tillman for a conventlot of the
farmers of the State, which was the
origin of the present mnovtment, we
think that the issue that the diate was
ruled by an oligarchy was squarely
made in substnance if not in exactly
the words in which otir friend inatkes
it. This leads its to iniqtir'e if the
allegation is sIpported by the facts of'
the cac, and it' the satstics of the
legislative department of the gov
einment will corr'oborate tho.-e
facts. From the Senite journaitul
of 1882 out of thirty-thrce Senators
who atiswered to their names at the
fiest. toll call, leaavintg only% two tiem
bers absetit, there were eighteen law
ye's and fit"een 'aminers. There atre
twenty-seven commitees in the Sen
ate, and out of this number the cltair
meon of seventeen of, thenm were law
vets and tlie chtirnmen of tenl of thelrn
were fartmers. lit the louse of 1382
the farm'ters had a large mjt orityout. of
twenty-six commiiecOs lhe chaimani
ship of sixteen of' them were given to
fartues aid ton to lawyers. This
the commifitteesj of thie Ilionse and thatn
the Stenate was colmplosed almost ex.
elusively of' lawy~er's. liut. we coni
tinue (the investigation furmtthet' antd see
whiat wias the make-up of' thie last
Geeral .Asseimby. in theSemiate omnt of
a total member'ship) of t hirty-five t hiere
wvere thiirteen law yer's aiid twencmty-tuvo
farmenrs. Therc wvere~ twiety-seveni
commtitte~es. F'ar'metrs wor'c ebairmnen
of the f'ollowing commiitees: Agri
cult ure, Chaitatble Institutions, Claims
andl Grtievances, Cotmmrce and Manru -
factures, Contingent Accountts, En
grossed Bills, Fedem'al itelat ins, Fi
nance, Imigr'at ion, Legislative Libra
anid Public Lands, lletr'enchmients and
Itoatds, liridges and Ferriies. Toetal 15.
LawyV~ers~' wVee11( m d ebarmte. of the
following commit tees: Count y Ofices
and Officers, Edutcationi, Enm'ol led Bills,
Mines and1( Mining, Penitentiary, Prinit
ing, Privileges and Elections, Raiil
roads, Rules. T1otal 1:2. Fronm thie
foregoi ng it will be seenI that intstead
of the Sotnate be1 ig compIosed1 exclu
sively of lawvyers, that the i'armers had
a mtajor'ity of' iino, anid were chair'
mn of' a matjor'it y of thie comumittees.
Ini tue Ilios ouit of' a total miember'
shiip of one hundred and1( twety-f'our'
memiber's t het'e were thity-f'oni' law
y'ers a111ndit far'mier's, a tmajority~ in
favor of' (lie farmiters of' lfty-six.
Ont of thec twenty-.six comminttees
lawyers were chairmnen of the follou.
Inhg: Pivile'ges and( Electionis, Ways
andl Meanis, Jiidiaryt', I tCncmrtionas,
litairoads, Eluteion, State [inutse andl
Grounds, Minles atid Miniing. Pritin lg,
,Enigrossed Hills, Legh,lative Librartly,
Entrol led Acts, lits. TPotil 13.
"arimetrs we re chal imin of thie fol
uow ing : A grieun iur, Fe'der!al I ela
tions, ( 'laims1, Rads, Bridges atnid Fet'
ries, lituterniaIli io vmnt s, PublIic
tent mryu', (:o 'timer'tca it1( M an fa'u 'ts,
OfIleesa andt Ofllier, Lunahic As~yIutm
atid MedIical. Toital 13.
Now we thtitnk that onet fr'ind wvill
in all legislat ivc' bodies lie chairman-ti
ship~ of the cmm ittees are' gjvenCi to
those wvho have hiatd (lie longest. expe
rice andtt ser'vice in the body, or in
other wotrds the older' miembers of (lie
11ouse8 shall have pr'eferecnce. An ini
vestigation of (lie 'above commtbtees
will bear' us out int statng that the
Legislaturie of out' State is no excep
tioni to the i'ulc, and that the chairmen
of all comittees arc given as fat' as
practicable to those whto havb had l'ong
exlperienice in (lie body. Thei apploinit
meaznt of chal'meni is simply an empty
hionunr amid cnn have nio effect in thIe '4
t'eah work of' the comimittee. The
miajotity of the comtmittee will alway.s
treat stress upon the faes that the
udiciary committee iscomposod excli
lively of lawyers, and we judge from
Wrhat he says that he contends that it
As the most important committee of the
House. Upon thiswe take Issue with
An. We think and correctly contend
that in all legislative bodies the ways
ind means committee is the most Im
portant. That comnmittee has the ex
Dlusive right of recoimending appro
piiationis, fixing levies, supplies, etc.,
%nd these are Cihe questions which
mostly cffect the general public. A
recommendation from that cominmittee
is generally life or death to a bill, sim
ply from the fact that it requires long
calculations and investigations whilch
a majority of the House are unwilling
to make. Not so with the judiciary.
Tihe judiciary committee from its
nature should be composed of lawyers
just as the agricultural committee
should be composed of farmers. From
the nature of the professions, a lawyer
could betteriserve on the judiciary and
a farmer on the agriculture than com
pose these committees of both classes.
In the last Legislature the judiciary
was composed exclusively of lawyers'
and on the other hand the agricultdrIal
committee was composed efitirely of
farmers. Upon the ways and meads
committee there were seven farmers
and six lawyers-a majority of one for
the farmers. On privileges and elec
tions the farmers had nine out of thir
teen-a majority of four.
The following committees were com
posed exclusively of farmers: Agri
culture, Roads, Bridges and Ferries,
Internal inproveineits, Penitelntiary,
and Comnerce and Manufactures.
And not to go further Into separate
conmittees, out of the t %venty-six, the
fariners had a majority oi all the work
ing committees except five, viz., Judi
ciary, 1'ailraads, hincorporatiolls,. Edu
catioll aid lules. Now do the fore
going facts and figures bear out the
assertion that the State is ruled by an
oligarcly of lawyers-a flew persons?
We think not. Wo hiave shown that
in the Scniate tihe lawyers are in the
linority, and that the chairmen of a
umajority of the House comnittees are
nlot hawyers. To further disprove his
illegation we ci say that of seven
.-tate oflicers, not inclading the Presi
dent of tle Seunate, there is only one
lawyer.-the Atiorney-Geieral who
11m111 the na1lture of the ofice miust be a
lawyer. Where, then,, is the oligarchy?
As to otur friend's suggestion that
all interpretions of the law by the
coiirts should be referred to the Legis
lature, we must admit that we did not
un iderstand himl, in his first article, but
we think that the explanation in his
-econd admits of grave objectionus. lie
would have the law s0 plain that by
slimply referring to the Statutes oiie
coulI inor11l hiIQ1f as to the law.
andit tihe r'esult wouild be that we woulId
have euongh of butsiniess to keep a
Lm'gislaitur'e sittinug all thle time, aind
there wouald be iio end 0of making
books. Undcer wvhat seems to us a
miodlifiedl stotemienit of the case of
course the pers'onlf of (lie Legisim
tire coulId have no effect.
Finally', we can only say that Cap
tain McMeek in adm its thiat we have a
good( goveirinmeiit, whietheir weO have) an
oligarchy or niot, anmd we leave it to an
intelligent public to decide wheother lhe
hias proved his aiegatin that, we have
F~iLESII FASIIION NOTES.
Maiiy roundi~ waists ar'e worn, but
poitedt andit post illioni basques are
Rtibbons areC wornI ini profession, amid
nothing is plret tier than ribbloni taste
f'ully ma iaged. Tihe fashionable rib
bons of the seasoni are striped gauze
anud satin,, of' fai lle wit h a pearl edging
SIleeves are of medium lenigthi, fitted
less tightly tl:an has been the custom,
anid more Iiritiedh at. the wrists, whore
they arue sufliciently lar'ge to permit of
bthe gloves being'idrawni smoothly
tunderi the 'i.
Light wv. amps of clothI airo very pop
uilar', anid some12 slyles ar'e braide< or'
embroidered arioundt (lie neck antd
sleeves and acr'oss m le ends of the
fromits, and neced no other trimmings,
save ribbons to tie at the throat.
Vests of white or fanicv Iluen or
tdick are worn with stylish talor ma'd~e
dres.ses. WVith these the plain iineni
collar and cuffs are arbit rar'y, and a the
of silk or stiin, not unlike those wvorn
by genuleman,, is worn with this veiry.
iiuatish~ cO.t umne.
lIed is coiitinuinmg to be adohpted for
wvhole costumes, althioughi it is a triv
ing color' or mlost peop0lle, and1( has tihe
(iididvanage ini the tdaylight of' beinug
exceed(ingly conmspicuousl,, a thing a
woman of 0 taiale will always avoid.
Scarle't dresses are only admisdsable in
the day wthenm covored with black
potted tulle or' lace.
lFr nch womlen are Ii kely' themselves
mhoire azil miore to the. gent le savages of'1
the Pacific ocean. Beads every 'whmerij
-beuds on ev. rythinug'is the order of
fte day. lleids of. ever'y color', hiut
aund for' mei'vade the female clothing
to suichil an etent nowadays, if placed
im thle cenatie of a fhbl wvit h the sunim
fuli upon them, would make capital I
m/ricirs a alouftts, they dlazzle so comi
WV. 1). hoyt & Co. Wholesale and
Itetail Dru'ggists of' home, Gai., savn:
We have beeni selliig Dr. King's Newv
Dilscoverv, Electr'ic Hiter's antd Buck
len's Arniica Salve for two vear's.
Ilave never hanmdledl remedies that sell
is well,er aive such universal satisfac- I
lon satisfaction. There have been ~
omeo ivondeiful eures effected b~ these
ml~huhe. 1in this city. Several cases
>' pr'ononneed Consumptioni have been
mntirely cured by use orfa few bottles of'
Dr'. King's New Discovery, taken In
otmlection) ith Electilc Bittersi. We
s.:i;mm' rleiala. Sold by Mic
After the Vail of Troy.
L'roy has fallen; and never will be
Watr liko ihe war that was waged for ile.
)ould I but have those ten years - back agt
With the love and the glory, the pleasure
L'ho oelsh of arms and the din of the
'ho feasting and music the color a
otniied with it all, there sounded Ie
Ever a moan from the far off'
Mere still remais this for all time to bet
'ho wanr of t he world was fought for me.
[Ave them no pity who died for me thore;
M-n enn noverinore dito for a face so fair.
An-l what does it mitter that now they 110,
Wemlet and silent, bonckth the sky?
emeuber that none evermore can be
Duck for those onrs in Troy with me.
Florence Penoock, In Academy.
Under the Snow.
Juno, with its eses, wont lon agot. h
l-night the earth's lying deep under the
[lope's riohes ttensures, like roses of yore,
Are soattorotI and vanished, to como never
Tho breath ot 1by blossoms, 0, lovo-haunted
The -soft-sigbing rophyrs, thy birds' tender
Thy farawa ylands, so blue and to fair,
The mists or my mornings, rose-tinted and
One volce m 0d tby music, Its silenee ts PAin
Ono f arcma th beauty, 'twill come heer
Whil' bill winds are blowing I wcep in my
der tholove that Hos buried deep under the
STORY 0OF A REOLt1SE.
In oa 0( the mountainous counties
of "Wnu there lived for many years a
hormit whom Uo one had any knowl
His abode was a cave, - in a wild re
glon; and ho never appeared among his
fellow-boings except to obtain sueh no
cesanries as his hermit life required.
He would never, while living, reveal
his namo, nonplaco of birth, nor the
causeo which had lod him to seclude him
self from the world.
One day a couple of travelers, passing
thriugh that region, visited the cave,
and found the hermit not only dead, but
in a stato of decompositiOn.
The body, after an inquest, was
buried, and somo garments and a few
trifles, which belonged to the deceased,
woro doposited at the nearest magis
trato's offico, with a full statement of
In a pocket of one of those garments
was found a manuscript, supposed to
have been written by the deceased, and
whi-ch, is it tells its own story, we here
tranerilbo without a word of comment:
I was born in a yoar I shall not re
cord, in a place I shall not reveal, and
under a name I shall not disclose.
For many long years I have 'been
daxtd to the world, and my desire now
is that the waves of oblivion shall roll
over me and leave ine as if I had never
And yet there are some facts in my
life which I wish to set forth.
Well, I doubt if I could tell anyone
I only know that the impulse is on
me to write thom down, perhaps to do-.
stroy the record when done.
Myyouth passed pleasantly.
I had kind, indulgont, anl pious par
ento, who sought to make my life a hap
I was sont to school at an early age,
anid kept there till I had acquired a
good English education.
Then, at my own request, I became
an underelcrk in the lna-ge dry-goods os
tablishment of a prosperous mcrchant.
idence of my employer, and was often
inivited to his dwelling.
At lirst this mnade me very happy.
and as I looked forward then, the fu
ture seemed very' brighlt. Butt, alas,
aind alas! this wns the beginnino- of a
sorrow which will never end whiTe I ro
maiin on earth.
My'employer had a daughter-a kind,
gentle. lovel y belig-who, to my en
raiptured vision, seemed an angel' just
come down from Parase.
From the moment I first beheld her
my whole soul wecnt out to hter, and
fromu that time forth I could conceive of
no en joymnent in wichel she had no part.
As I am confessing this to myself, or
to a world that, will never know me, I
will say that I loved her to a degree of
wvorship which made her a somethino
above and boypond mny reach; an3I
though naturally easy and fluent in con
versation, I coiuld not specak to her wvith
out changing color and choking, an d
ap~pearmng more like an idiot than a
man of sense.
This made me avoid meeting her
wheon alone, or pressing forward to take
my chance with those who wore seeking
her at every opportunity, perhaps be
cause of a li king~ for herself, perhaps be.
cause of a liking for tihe money she
I do not think site ever suspected me
of having any regard for her beyond
that of her being the daughter of mny
employer, whom I was an duty bound
to treat with res pectful deferenee, and
certain I am that site had no conception
of the holy love and worship I soeretly
As I hhvo said, I avoided as mueh as
possible Oomuing in coantact with her
would have gone a mile out of my way
rather tihan speak to her, and yet hier
presenee, in amy company of .which I
formed a part, was a glowing joy, and
her absence a depressing void.
Among her num'n'ous suitors was a
fellow-clherk, who htold ~tposition of con
fhdeneo undoy o.tr om oyer similar to
my own, and wvho, whean we were alon.
together, was always praising her sweet
ness anda beauty, and proclaiming his
owan undying lovo.
"Oh, fanoy the golden moment when
[ shall be able to clasp hier dear little
hand in mine, and call lier by the en
Ei.ring name of wife!" lie would some
Limes exelahn, or use words of similar
rxport; and when I would as oftena turn
isidie, to conceal the feelings that would
lalmost overpower me, he would mis
*ke my actioni for a dislike on the sub
"Ah," he one day said to me, "I per
>olve my darling finds no favor in your
might; and site knows you do not like
Ier; but for my sake, I trust you will
tot let her see that you absolutely hate
hie sight of her person, and the mention
if her namne."
'This to mae, whose eess of love for
he object in question was eonsuming
no like an inward firel
"'Man;" cried 1, turning upon him,
vith tho.glar-ing fury of a "-id boast,m
'if you loved that being witL .no tenth
>f the passion that is destroying me,
on would out your wagging tongue
rom your gfapmag mouth ore you would
ierm it so flippant a mention of so sacred
He'started, and stared at me, while I
ralked indignantly away.
Did hie underatand my words? Did
Lo comprehend them In their breadth'
Only so far, perh aps, as a shallow
ramn and a superficial feeling eould
each, fezr he wvaa onenti and- I a
From. that noment, howeVet, he
)eased to speak of her in my presence,
md I, feeling that she was lost to me
lor ever, only secretly worshipped her
So luatters driftei on for a time, and
becamo miserable over my solitary
brooding; and while I wished myself
far enough- from the scone of a rival's
triuniph, I shrank from the thought of
going where I should never look upon
my Idol again.
One ni t, having forgotten some
thing at the store, I procured the key
from the porter and entered the build
Io my suiprise, I soon perceived the
glimmer of a light in the counting.
room; and on approaching it cautiously,
thinking there might be a burglar at
work, I was still more surprised to see
the safe-door open, and my rival seated
on the floor, apparently counting a
large roll of bank-notes.
"Well, this looks like singular night
worki" said I.
With a startled cry, he fairly leaped
to his foot, lotting the money fall around
him, and turned towards me one of the
mod; gnaauy races I over 1booL
AStor looking straight in my face for
a few moments, during which he shook
and trembled, and his very lips quiver
ed, he stammered out:
"Wh-wh-why, is it you? Wha-wha
what do you want?"
"Su ppso in turn I ask you what you
are doing with that open- safe and
money-at this untimely hour?"
"Oh, that?" he answetd' glaUoi*g
dowft at the sohttered bank-nots, and
evidently recowvering himself with an
effort. "Hi, hal" he affected to laugh.
"Do you know, my dear fellow, I took
you for a burglar"
"Instead ofyourselA ehP"
".rue fact Is, you see, my dear friend
"Supposo you leave the 'dear friend'
"Well, then," he coolly went on, "the
fact is that, after going home, the idea
came into my head that I had made a
mistake in my money report; and as
the governor, you know (meaning our
employer) is very particular about
trifles, and might discover it before I
should get a chance to make a oorreo
tion, I thought I had better attend to it
'And doubtless you found an error,
which you wore about to set righti" I
said, with a sneer which he seemed not
"Oh, yes, I think there was art error;
but I am not quito sure, because of your
interruption, I shall have to go all
over the money again. And now that I
have ameounted for my presence here,
suppose you do the same," he added,
givin me a searching look.
"Well, I came in to get--" Here it
occurred to me that I, an honest man,
was being interrogated by one who was
perhaps a thief, and I suddenly broke
off and added: "That is my business."
"Ohol" he exclaimed with a peculiar
look and leer.
"And I came in by the porter's key,"
I sharply continued.
I Ahal yes, yes. Just so!"
"And by what key did you come in?"
"1 suppose you are not ignorant of
the fact that there is a private koyP" he
"Which belongs to the governor."
"And which his daughter could get
"Having every confidence in your in
"At least she ought to have in her fu
Mn~mfwrsh~p~ed~ i ferly dr<ve
Icontrolled melaswell as I could,
andl meraely salid:
"I hope you will find your money af
fair all correct, and not have to take
away or add anything!1"
"T1hank you! I opo I shall!" ho
I turned away abruptly to seek what
I came for and leave the building.
.As I was about to depart, In no on..
viable frame of mind, he called out:
"I suppose you will report what you
have discovered, and as much to my in
jury as possibleP"
b""Poal you are now lidg; m
wlthatnkyou to un~erstand that I am
too much of a gentleman to be a tale.
"All right, then, and good-night!" he
lleing too angry to respond I hurried
out aimt locked the door without saying
I roturned the key to the p)ortor; but I
did not mention to him, noer to anyone
else, the fact of my haing met my fol
low-clerk In the building, unmder circum
stances so calculated to excite mispicion
of his being there for an a evil purpoise.
in this I am now certain I <tid wrong
but I was young then, without experi
ence in tho evil ways of mnankind, atrict
ly honest and honorable miyself, and
possessedl too much pridlo to dlemna
myself to the low condition of a tale
1 reasoned, too, that If my rival had
origimally designed to rob his emaployer,
he would not do it after what hamd oo
eurred, and that I really lad no right to
injure his reputation merely be(cautse he
had beeni chosen from all the world by
the fair beIng who wvas all the world to
It was something like a month after
this event, that I wa one day fearfully
startled and shocked at suddenly finding
myself under arrest for stealing money
from my employer..
Notwithistandinig that I knew myself
to be entirely innocent, the very fact
that I should -be susp~eced( of such a ne
farious transaction nearly crushed me
Judge of my unbounded amasement
and horror, thien, on being assuredi that
marked money had been found in my
trunk, that the amount of a thlousand
pounds had been abstracted within the
[ast few weeks, that my follow-clerk and
rival had suspected me ever since the
night (so he swore) lhe had *eon me
Doming out of the store, and that the
porter had already given evidence of
mny having borrowed his key to enter
the building at an unseasonable hour.
I comi >rehiended at once that this was
m most icndlish plot of mly rival to ggt
rme out of the way and shield his own
lishonosty, for lie alone had robbed his
)inployr andfprofited by it.
My statement of the fact that I had
mnterod the premises for another pur
)oso was not believed; and when I add
'd tihe whole truth of what I had seen
here, I was simplly regarded as a cold
ulooded rascal, who was trying to in
-olvoe an innocent young man in my
All my provieus life ofrbity went
br nothimg, or only stood out, whito-1
obed, to ma~ko my later acts appear
nlore (lark and~ danmnn.
WVell, to be brief, was tried, and
ouvictod, andl sent to penal sortitudo
or a teran of yeatrs.
Shae, who~ w as mny 1(do1, was present
hebln the awful verdict "Guilty" was
aever forget the mournful look of pit
with which she regarde. me for the ayi
time, as she passed by n the felon's
lock, loaning on the arm of my wicked
rival an4 destroyer.
Well, was, asti have sald; convict.
ed, and I served out my time; but be.
fore I left that plae of misery and do.
gradation, I had the satisfaction of see
ing my hated rival there, in the convict
garb, justly brought theie by his evil
After my release I leatrnod that his
angel wife, my worshipped love, had
died of a broken heart.
''l'at was the end of life for me.
All since then has boon only the dull,
dreary round of a mechanical Oxistence,
with no hopes no fears, no passions,
nothing but the tired waiting boro till
the Master shall call me hence.
I am as one dead-I am as one burled
-and the world and all that live in the
world are dead to me.
Why do I still existP
Because it would be very sinful to lift
my hand against .the life the Master
Lot Him work His will, how and
when He will, and lot me humbly bow
before the awful mystery that I cannot
He, who has a purpose in all things,
placed me here for a purpose, afflicted
me for a purpose, and will work out a
purpose through my suflforings; but
what that purpose was, or is, or is to be,
Is known to Him alone.
I onl walt Yor the end, and resign
"God's will be- don on earth as In
The Great Pyramid.
Mr. J. B. Bailey writes to the St.
James Gazette as follows, with reference
to the desirability of exploring the ,reat
pyramid: "Now that Great lBritan is,
dominant at Cairo, would it not be a
good plan to clear away the sand and
rubbish front the 8'ase of the great pyra
mid right down to its rocky foundation
and try to discover those vast corridors,
halls and tomplos, containing priceless
curiosities and treasures with which tra
dition in all ages has credited the groat
pyramidP The wonderful building, of
such exquisite workmanship, was ereet
ed many years before any of the other
pyramids, which are only humble imi
tations,built by another nation, and also
for other purposes; for neither King
Cheops nor anybody else was ever inter
red beneath this mighty mass of stone.
The smaller pyramids also exhibit
neither the nicety of proportion nor the
exactness of measurement, both of which
characterize the first pyranid. From
internal evidence it seems to have beein
built about the year 2170 B. C.; a short
time before the birth of Abraham, more
than four thousand years ago.
"Tlis-one of the seven wonders of
the world in the days of anolent Greece
--i the only one of them all still in ex
istence. The base of this building covers
more than thirteen square acres of
ground. Its four sides face exactly
north, south, east and west. It is situ
bted in the geographical center of the
land surface of the globe. It was origi
nally 485 feet high, and each of its sides
measures 702 feet. It is computed to
contain 6,000,000 tons of hewn stone,
beautifully fitted together with a more
film of cement. And these immense
blocks of stone must have been brought
from quarries five nundred miles distant
from the site of the building. The pres
ent well known king and queen cham
bers, with the various passa es, might
tronomor royal of Scotland some years
since closely and laboriously examined
all that is at present known of' the in
terior of this enormous building.He states
that measurements in the chambers
ete., show the exact length of the cubit
of the Bible--namely, twenty-five inches.
This eubit was used in the building of
Noah's ark, Solomon's Temple, etc. lie
also maintains that tihe pyramlid shows
the distance of the sun from the earth to
be 91,840,000 miles.
liade to Fit the Comfn.
A farmer from Ahnapee was In the
city a short time sincee, andI told one of
our merchants of ai case In that neigh
borhood illustrating how moan persons
can become who make money-gttn
the object of their existence. he stry
is as followvs: A family rosidin na
Ahnapoe and worth about $6,000 c ash
and lands are notoriously stingy and
live like misers on a mere pittance. Re
cently the old woman was taken veryj
sick, and came nigh unto death.Sh
called her son and told him not to go to
too much expense in arranging the
funeral, and that a pinc boar< box
would be good enough for a coffin. Un
der her directions the son took measure.
ments and nailed four pine boards to
gether, making a not very elaborate
comfn, but recommending itself on ao
count of its cheapness. After this the
woman deccidied not to die and recover
ed. Biut her husband wvas taken sick
and soon went thes way of all flesh. Now
the son was in a quandary,as he did not
wish to o to the expense of making a
new ccoi n, and the one already made
was too short by several inches. lie
finally hit upon a plan, however, and
takin an ohd saw amputated the limbs
just above the ankle. This made every
thing serene, the or.pse fitted the box
nico y, and the burial proceeded with
out a further hitch.--Green Bay, (Was.)
ADVrCE To MdTH EuS
Itus. WINaS.OW'S 80eTHINd'8Taup should al
ways be used for children teething. It seethes
uresh wid colic, and Is the bes romqlj o
siarea. TWenty-fiva cents a bettl e.
N 4in mee *ah owwoefwr,
e * --
We are now d spaig OUR SPRING STOCK, which
s very attractive in the different departments.
A careful examination will CONVINCE CLOSE
BUY'ERS of the ADVANTAGES.
Our Stock of Hardware, Fuiniture, Crockery and Glass
vare at COST.
See the BARGAINS we are offering in Shoes, Hats and
., L.. MNAUGE. & CO.
TO THE PUBLIC.
[ig Attention is called to my IMMENSE STOCK o
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS, SHOES AND
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
[jJ My Store is being filled every day with THE BEST
OF GOODS, which will be sold at REGULAR PRICES.
They are considered the CHEAPEST in Town. An
early inspection is solicited.
SIHOIES. La.dok.i, &
W WE HAVE RECEIVED OUR
Stock of new "
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED OUR
STOCK OF LADIES', GENTS'
SPRING SHOES. GOS
WE DESIRE TO CALL "SPECIA L and reques,; an inspection by our custom
ATTEldIO21N" TO TIS DEPART- era and the trade generally, both in and
MENTd AND REQUEST AN IN- outof Town.
SPE~CTION BY THlE We have a fine assortment of
WCalicos at 5 cents.
WDress Goods from 8 cents up.
PUBLIC GENIiRA LY. WBlack and Colored Satins.
?Welvet Blrocades in different color
WE IIAVE A SPLENDID'ASSORT. WHITE GOODS.
MENT OF We have INDIA LAWNS AT FiVE
CENTS per yard.
GENgh' hIAND AND RM WCLoTING,
OClINE-MADE SHO0ES. WFurishing Goods and
W~lats, for meni and boys.
ALL OF WIHIH ARE GUJARAN-. tWo are agents for the
TEED TO GIVE CONTINENTAL ShuRTS,
THE BEST AND) CHEAPEST SHIRTS
ENTIRE SA TISFA CTION, now made.
CALL AND SEE OU Respectfully,
P. LANDEOKER & BRO.
LADIES' BUTTON KID 04A-.
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I4 A~N"1 JE BEAT. lAG LARAMS
FRESH AND CH EAP.
I!'MASTER, BRIUE-& KETCIIIN. MACKEREL, MACKEREL,
T1O THE PUBLIC. FROM NO.1 TO NO. 3.
We also kecp constantly on hand the best
RESPECTPULLY INFORM TIlE FOR ON EL
)ubli thatL I have'taken the store next BUCKWHEAT, WHIEATBRAN,
outh of that of McCarley & Co., and wIllSRUANLIE
here cEnducILt a S U N IE
FIRST CLASS BAR. OBURN'S FIRST GRADE
I shall keep nione but good artles, and OHE~WING TOBACCO.
ask a abare of the publIe patronage.
F. BOLDT. CHi EAP FOR CA8H.
Mariatxtf MCCAULEY & CO.
Did yuSu. A Clear Skin
ionl a part of-beauty
oeMtagLnenony but it ~apart. Every lady
c MorsaIg Lisin fon gnooma may have It; at least, what
ion hoalresh I sfrIfam. loslke it. Magnoli& .
95 o allfles. Bam both freshens and