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The Iola register. (Iola, Kan.) 1875-1902, January 27, 1877, Image 4

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The scientific men at Wealeyaa Uni
versity are examining a pig recently
born, which has a trunk ana generally
resembles a baby elephant on a small
A dbain on the land of a citizen of
North Haven, Conn., recently became
closed. An investigation showed that
261 striped snakes had taken winter
quarters in it and had caused the
J trouble.
'S This season's work of building levees
for the reclamation of the islands form
ed by the channels of the San Joaquin
Biver in California will bring about
100,000 acres of wheat land into condi
tion for Cultivation.
A bill has been introduced into the
New York Legislature authorizing all
females above 21 years of age, resident
of any incorporated village, they being
owners of property therein, to vote upon
all questions of raising money by tax in
such village.
In Spain it is the custom to send a
Christmas present to the priest and the
doctor. Many Spaniards pay their
physician an annual sum for attending
the family and servants, and his salary
is sent him on Christmas Day, with a
turkey and cake or sweetmeats.
The deposed King of Oude occupies
a palace and grounds provided for him
by the British Government, extending
one mile on the river bank in Calcutta.
He is granted an allowance of $120,000
a year, but he not only spends that but
has frequently become deeply involved
in debt.
A wolf which had devastated the
counties of Irwin and Coffee in Georgia,
having in two years destroyed over 500
sheep, was lately killed by Jacob Fen
nell, a farmer living in the former
county. For this service he will re
ceive a reward of $200 from the State.
Two Frenchmen lately had their duel
literally up in a balloon. Principals,
seconds and doctors went up on a cloud
less day, and, at a height of 1,000 feet,
blazed away. The gas bag of one bal
loon was pierced, and the occupants
were, unceremoniously but not fatally
pitched into a stream.
Mrs. Mtba Clark Gaines is credit
ed with the following opinions: "O
dear!" she sighed, "what is to become
of our country? I do wish the women
had a voice in elections; they would
soon settle matters! A woman's in
stincts are much better than a man's
logic. She maymake a fuss about little
things, but in any great emergency she
always comes up on the right side'."
The diplomatic corps at Washing
in?ton, of course, appeared at the
White House on New Year's day in their
court costumes, and a correspondent
mentions that as they seldom wear thee
garments there is a strong odor of
camphor about them which always per
meates the atmosphere of the Blue and
East rooms, and conquers all ihe deli
cate perfumes whicn the ladies can
Ambitious yeung women are turn
ing their thoughts to other vocations
than those of literature, law, and med
icine. Miss Ellen L. Fletcher has en
gaged in business as a watch-maker and
jeweler in Charleston, N. H. Having
learned her trade bya three years' ap
prenticeship, she has pursued it suc
cessfully for the past five years, doing
the mechanical work with her own skill
ed hands.
Br about the middle of next May the
public will have seen the last of the
present three-cent postage stamp and
begun to get accustomed to one that is
red, or possibly a new tint. This change
has been rendered necessary, as stamp
washers take off the oily cancelation
without acia oraiKalianduse the stamp
again. A series of experiments just
completed convinces the f ostal Depart
ment that green is the poorest color to
be found. With a change of color there
will be a change of design. The me
dallion head of Washington will be re
tained, out it will be relieved bv an
open scroll of white, and the scroll-
wort will have a different pattern.
If the United States does not develop
a great trade with the Empire of Brazil
it will not be for lack of encouragement
from Brazil. Another step is being
taken in the direction of closer relations
with the country under the auspices of
Brazilians. It is now proposed to es-
taousn m tne city oi JNew lork an
agency to be called the Imperial Bra
zilian Bureau. Its object is to bring the
Empire of Dom Pedro and its resources
before the people of this country, and
mj invite, stimulate, ana encourage
American merchants, planters and man
ufacturers to establish in the Empire
commercial, agricultural and industrial
John Chapon, a New Orleans waiter,
his mother and sister, expect to estab
lish themselves as among seven heirs to
$24,000,000 of Holland gold. The story
lsmatoia daques uudois, director oi
the East India Company, died in 1704,
worth $1,800,000, and leaving no chil
dren. The eccentric old gentleman, no
aouot to spue too greeay relatives, pro
vided that his heirs should acquire the
property only after it had been 90 years
at compound interest. The century
passed, no one claimed the money, and
it went to tne txovernment. Jbut now
the ancient will has been unearthed
from musty Government archives, and
the New Orleans branch of the aristo
cratic Holland Duboises expects to re
tire irom tne restaurant business.
A peculiar bit of romance in con
nection with the Emma mine was elicit-
ed in the United States Court in New
York, the other day. Mr. Lyon testifi
ed in the case of the Company against
Trenor W. Park and others, that, when
they were pushing the investment of the
stock in England, Major Lawrence,
author of "Guy Livingstone," "Sword
and Gown," and other popular novels,
was employed at a fee of $2,000 and
expenses to come over to this country
and write up the mine and the romantic
side of such speculations in a novel, to
to be entitled "Silver Linines." It
does not appear that the book was ever
puoiisnea, ana probably tne failure of
the entire scheme removed the chief
motive for bringing it out. Maj. Law
rence died last September.
A German farmer living near Des
Moines, Iowa, had his barn insured for
$500, which was $800 more than'it was
worth. Not long ago it was burned,
and he demanded the full amount of the
policy. The Company offered to settle
with him for $200, and on receiving a
refusal, built a new barn for him. A
week ago a life insurance agent called
upon him and urged him to have his
wife's life insured. The farmer used
the logic of analogy. "I had my barn
insured for five hundred tollars, and
when it burned down they pay me no
five hundred tollars, but baud me new
barn. Now I get my frau insured for
one tousand tollars, and she die. Den
you give me no tousand tollars, but
make .me take another old woman.
Dat'swatyqu make me do. I don't
want my frau insured."
Comments of Praaalacat Republican
1 Chicago Tribune.
The report of the Joint Committee of Con
gress on the subject of counting tbe Presi
dential vote Is now before the Senate and
House, and will be debated and considered
dnrinz the next ten da vs. It is an Impor
tant measure, the necessity for which so
impressed itself upon tbe partisans who
composed the Committee that tbey yielded
their own convictions and their own wishes
to the higher considerations of the public
good. When seven Republicans and seven
Democrats, selected because of their parti
san predilections, unite upon a plan of set
tling the difficulty which threatens the
peace of tbe country, it is safe to assume
that the measure is about as fair and just
to all parties as can be expected from or
dinary human nature. The bill will be op
posed by two classes of persons holding
widely different opinions:
1. Those who believe that the Constitu
tion has placed In ihe President of the Sen
ate exclusively, and free of all control by
Congress, the power to count the Electoral
votes, including the power to determioe
which of two or more returns from a State
hall be counted.
2. Those who believe that the House of
Representatives have, by a majority vote,
the power to object to and veto the counting
of the vote of any State, thereby defeating
tne election maae uy me Electors, anu ou
talalng Jurisdiction to elect a President by
their own body,
a. .....
It is proper that these extreme partisans
should be reminded that all Republicans do
not agree with them, nor do all
Democrats We submit that no par
ty can afford to brave and defy public
opinion to the extent of rejecting
this measure. It will be insisted is
already Insisted by the extremists that to
submit the questions involved to any tri
bunal save to the President of the Senate,
betrays a want of confidence in tbe legality
of the election of Hayes and Wheeler, when
the fact is that to retuse to submit the ques
tions of law to the determination of the five
Justices of the Supreme Court betrays a
want of confidence in the Justice and legal
ity of the election of Hayes. That will be
the universal verdict of the country should
the Republican party refuse to consent to
this arbitration, and, come what may from
such a refusal, the Judgment of the people
will be that the party that refuses this arbi
tration confesses the weakness of its cause,
and resorts to civil war to bolster up a claim
that can not bear the test of Judicial inves
Chicago Inter-Ocean.)
The Inter-Ocean docs not desire to make
any factious opposition to the plan of the
Conference Committee for counting the
Electoral vote. It recognizes fully the im
portance of a peaceful solution of the pend
ing troubles, and appreciates to tbe utmost
tbe desire of the people that the present
disturbed state ot the public mind should
be set at rest. But we cannot but question
the wisdom of a measure which will again
open the door of uncertainty, and make it
possible to inflict a calamity upon the coun
try in the inauguration of Samuel J. Tilden.
We want to be generous; we want to be
magnanimous; wewould like to do an ex
ceptional kindness to our political enemies;
but when such kindness must be shown at
so great a cost and at such imminent peril
to the country, we must hesitate We
have 185 votes, legal votes, fair votes. Just
votes, for Haves and Wheel
er. In the absence of legislation
they will be so counted and declared under
tbe Constitution, and any opposition to such
declared result will be simply revolution.
Is it wise In face of this fact to give away
this advantage in tbe manner proposed f
Are Republicans willing to do so? It they
are, it the discussion ot the question dem
onstrates the fact that the people are willing
to be so exceediagly generous to such an
enemy, an enemy that never lost an oppor
tunity to Inflict a mortal wound upon them,
the inter-Ocean will submit quietly and as
gracefully as possible. But until such fact
shall be shown we shall continue to insist
that the straightforward way is the right
way, and that it Is always beat to be Just to
our friends before we are generous to our
Cincinnati Commercial.
Neither party is in a position to oppose
this adjustment. Eich must assume the
robust virtue of concession for the sake of
peace, reconciliation, harmony and broth
erly love. The names of Edmunds, Conk
ling, Frelingbuysen, Thurman and Bayard
will have weight with the country. Payne,
Hewitt and Hoar, together, will increase
the impressiveness ot the proposition. Tne
country at large will be found largely in fa
vor of compromise. Both sides, claiming to
be making important concessions, will glad
ly welcome the settlement of the Presiden
tial agitation. The great public anxiety is
not tbat there shall be a Republican or
Democratic victory, not that Tilden or Hayes
shall be President, but that thero shall be
order and peace. The business interests of
tbe country will, with formidable urgency,
favor the compromise. Our impression is
that tbe result will be the election of Hayes,
for we believe tbe Electoral votes of Ore
gon, Florida, South Carolina and Louisiana
will, upon competent adjudication, be found
legally for Hayes. Be this as it may, this
method of arbitration will relieve the next
President, whoever he may be, of obliga
tions to political schemers and tricksters,
and of the imputation of fraudulent elec
tion. We regard this report as the solution
of the Presidential question. The pressure
in favor of it will be overwhelming. Relief
from suspense will be the occasion for gen
eral rejoicing. Let us have peace.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The New York Times sagaciously objects
to the joint committee's plan of counting
the voles that "It imposes on the Judges of
the Supreme Court functions which they
were never intended to perform." Tbe
Judges of the Supreme Court were intended
to perform all the functions which Congress
might Imposa on them; and if there is no
question of the power of Congress to im
pose this function on them, the dragging in
of Imaginary intentions is as stupid as It is
superfluous. The Judges of the Supreme
Court are reported as having admitted that,
if Congress calls on them, by law they have
no option but to comply. This certainly
ought to settle the question as to what the
Constitution intended the Judges to do.
We have beard of people who objected
to being rescued from drowning be
cause they had never been formally intro
duced to their rescuers, and there is a tra
dition that one of the kings of Spain al
lowed himself to be burned to death with
becoming dignity, when his coat-tail caught
fire, because the putting out of his Majes
ty's coat-tail was a function that had not
been imposed on any of the attendants
present. The Times would seem to be ed
ited by some such sticklerfor etiquette, and
we presume If they were ship-wrecked they
would object to rigging up a spar as a jury
mast, on the ground that tbey would be im
posing on it a function which it was never
intended to perform.
St. Louis Journal.
Like all measures ot compromise it does
not please those who feel certain tbat no
compromise was necessary. We haver held
that the President of the Senate is author
ized by the Constitution to count the Elect
oral votes. Democrats threaten to go to
war over that proposition. Therefore, the
joint committee determined to place the
power in the hands ot another man not yet
named. The decision of the President of
the Senate would be conclusive and final if
Democrats were willing to obey the Consti
tution. As they are not willing to abide by
the provisions of that instrument they will
perhaps be permitted to avail themselves of
an opportunity to back down gracefully.
As partisans we should not have advised
such a compromise. As partisans we should
have Insisted that tbe Constitution ought to
be enforced; that the President of the Sen
ate ought to open and count the votes. We
have no doubt of the correctness of this po
sition. But it seems that Senators Conk
ling, Edmunds and Frelinghuyaen were un
willing to Insist upon such a construction of
the Constitution. .They therefore agree to
a comproalseVr
Cincinnati Gazette.
Sober people outside the air of the Capi
tal are amazed to hear of such propositions
to set aside the National Constitution being
entertained ana actually agreed to Dy repre
sentatives of the two parties. The revolu
tionists of France hardly tore old Institu
tions to pieces mora rashly. What they are
proposing to do is ot immeasurably more
importance than the question whether
Hayes or Tilden shall be President. Tbe
Nation can survive the Presidency of either.
But after this revolution of the Constitution
in the matter electing the President, and
this usurpation by Congress to say who
shall be President, and even to Job it out for
outside persons to decide, it Is not likely
that we should have any more elections of
President by the people. Nor could re
spect for the Constitution remain after this
assumption by Congress of power to set it
Philadelphia Press.
If, on examination, the agreement proves
thoroughly practical, Just and equitable,
and free from objectionable features, its
adoption will be hailed with delight by all
who are hoping for a speedy revival of busi
ness; and the vote given for the proposition
in each committee was so nearly unanimous
that there seems to be good reason for be
lieving that the basis ot a satisfactory settle
ment has been established. The aversion of
the great body of the American people to
prolonged and bitter strife over the returns
of the election, and the desirability of cheer
ful acquiesence by all parties In the results
finally announced, are important elements
of tbe situation which will, perhaps, receive
their best recognition In the approval of the
report upon which so much labor has been
expended. Fully confident ot the strength
and justice of the Republican cause, we be
lieve that any fair and unprejudiced tribunal
must necessarily decide the, disputed ques
tions in a manner that wilriead to the in
auguration of Hayes and Wheeler.
Springfield Kepublican.
The plan by which the Joint committee
of Congress almost unanimously propose to
count the Presidential vote is by all odds
the most statesmanlike measure proposed
in Congress with such weight of authority
for many sessions. It is statesmanlike be
cause it is in harmony with the Bpirit and
practice ot our institutioi s, because it is
non-partisan so far as Is humanly possible,
and because it is completely adequate to tbe
emergency, and, so far as mortal vision can
go, to future emergencies of this kind. It is
not revolutionary, it is constitutional, It is
right, and it is sufficient. This plan will
command tbe enthusiastic support of tbe
great mass of people, who love peace and
lair-play, who blush at national shame and
who pray heaven to avert civil strife. It is
more to vast numbers of people than the
success ot their own candidate would be.
To have an honorable settlement, and one
which commands the assent of tbe cjuntry,
is more to either candidate than to succeed,
and, we trust, more to either party.
New York Tunes.
It is merely to stave off the settlement of
questions which can and ought to be decided
at once, and it renders possible the occur
rence of a Presidential interregnum which
would neither be creditable nor profitable
to the country.
Indianpolis Journal.
From what has been said our readers may
infer tbat tbe Journal regards tbe proposed
plan as irregular and extra-constitutional.
It is at best a mere temporary makeshift, a
sort of patchwork compromise, by which It
is to decide a present emergency without
deciding a principle and without much re
gard to principle. It is a plan which finds
no support in the Constitution, and which
will not stand the test ot time nor of popu
lar scrutiny. If adopted now it will be re
pealed before another Presidential election,
for it will establish the precedent tbat the
Constitution furnishes no guide, and that
every election must be decided bya new
Tbe National Republican calls on the
Senate, as the bulwark of freedom, to stand
by the Constitution and established prece
dents, which give its presiding officer tbe
right to open the certificates and count the
the votes; "Compromise with wrong,"
says the Republican, "means and deserves
defeat, and 4,000,000 loyal voters will cry
out in indignation against the proposed
mixed tribunal, which means nothing else
than making a President bya toss-penny,
dice-box arra r gement. ' '
The Choonicle argues that, whether the
power ot counting the votes belongs to tbe
President of tbe Senate or is lodged in Con
gress, the plan isunconstitutional, and tri
fles with the intelligence of the Nation.
A Human Breakwater.
The London Builder says: The bursts
of rain in the Carnatic are tremendous.
As much as five inches of rain-fall in a
single night is not infrequent, and Sir
A. Cotton has known as much as nine
teen inches of rain to fall in that time.
The smallest rill that is allowed to
trickle over the edge of an earthen bank
wears itself a passage and becomes a
destructive torrent with extreme rapidi
ty. On one occasion the water in the
Veranum tank is said to have overflow-"
ed the whole twelve miles of the bund,
and to have breached it in thirteen
places. On another occasion the en
gineer in charge of a bund, finding the
water rising with more rapidity than he
was able to meet by the supply
of earth, made a wall of the
bodies of his laborers, .caus
ing them to lie down close to one an
other on the top of the threatened part
of the dam, and thus keeping back the
two inches or three inches of water,
which, if unchecked, would soon have
wrecked the whole bund and ruined a
wide district, until thiir places could be
supplied by basketfuls of earth. It was
an original expedient, but it saved the
district. What the laborers said about
it we have not learnod.
A Thrilling Adrenture.
A New Albany telegram of the 13th
says: At the time of the break-up
thirteen boys were skating on the ice
opposite this city, and two men were
walking across. The peril of these
parties was fearful for a time. The
ice seemed to rise up fully two feet,
and broke in every direction and moved
down with grea momentum. Eleven
of the boys escaped to this shore, and
one reached the Kentucky side at West
Louisville. The other, Nick Belvey,
aged ten years, when within five feet of
the shore, lying flat on a cake of ice, it
broke in two, and another cake rose up
and crashed him beneath the wave, in
spite of the efforts of a party of men
who were trying to rescue him. The
scene was fearful, and the cries and pit
iful wails of the poor boy as the ice
ground him to pieces caused strong men
to weep. The efforts of the two men
to escape were fraught with imminent
danger. One of them, Isaac B. Friens,
gave himself up for lost and knelt down
on the ice to pray, after bidding the
other good-by. He was induced to rise
and make another effort, and succeed
ed in reaching the shore.
Thx Popular Science Monthly gives
good advice in regard to the prevention
of colds. The mistake is often made
in taking great care to put on extra
wraps and coats when preparing for
out-door exercise. This is not at all
necessary in robust persons. Sufficient
heat to prevent all risk of chill is gen
erated in the body by exercise. The
care should be taken to retain sufficient
clothing after exercise, and when at
rest, to prevent the heat from passing
out of the body. Indeed, persons very
often catch chills from throwing off ex
tra clothing after exercise, or from sit
ting abont in garments the material of
which is not adapted to prevent the ra
diation of heat frost the body.
Tne Adventures of a Raasian Ofleer
Who Wu Exiled So Siberia Tne Story
of Ilia Crime, Escape and Experience
In Europe and America.
From the Kansas City Times.
For several weeks past a gentleman
of distingue appearance has attracted
more than the ordinary attention ac
corded to foreign visitors to this West
ern country. He appeared to be re
tiring in manner, and his every act in
dicated the gentleman of culture and
refinement. lie selected his compan
ions from the men of education, and in
his intercourse with the people of Kan
sas City has endeavored, as much as
Eossible, to shun publicity and make
is way without attracting public no
tice. But there is always a charm
abont the true gentleman which attracts
and draws respect, no matter whether
he appears in rags or in most fashiona
ble attire. So it was with the central
object of this item. It is not necessary
to mention his name, nor is it necessa
ry to center upon his identity further
than to state that he is a teacher
of languages in the Washington School
of this city. But his history is so wov
en up with interest that a news-hunter
would be derelict in his duty did he fail
to make a brief mention of the story.
The Captain Van Atowitz was an of
ficer in the Russian army in the Crimea.
He was a gentleman of noble family,
residing in the province of Veronetz in
Southern Russia, and in the routine of
his duties was sent to Sebastopol and
there became attached to the staff of
the Prince Gortschakoff, and was on
regular staff duty when he fell into
trouble. The details of the trouble
which sent him into exile were not ob
tainable, but this much is known:
A brother officer, whose name was
not obtainable, committed a breach of
discipline. A breach of discipline in
the Russian army is a serious matter,
even in time of peace. This offending
officer, who was a captain in the im-
Eerial army, was court-marshaled for
is insubordination and sentenced to
the mines of Siberia for life. To be
sent to the penal colonies of Russia is
a terrible fate, for it is like transport
ing a man across a thousand miles of
snow or drifting sands and leav
ing him there to live as best he
can without food or means to help him
self. But to be sent to that ice-bound
region and to be sentenced to work in
the subterranean mines of that inhos
pitable region is a fate worse than death.
So, when the offending officer received
his life sentenceforan offense his broth
er officers did not deem serious, they
murmured and complained, and finally
ten or a dozen of the officers of the Im
perial Corps at Sebastapol determined
to assist their condemned companion to
escape. He escaped and made his way
to Galaty, in the province of Wallachia,
and from thence to Constantinople,
whence he is supposed to have made
his way to England. Prince Gortscha
koff had each and all of the ten or
twelve officers implicated in the escape
of the condemned captain arrested, and
they were tried by court-martial, and
each received the same sentence as that
of the man they had assisted to escape
banishment for life to Siberia and 12
years hard labor in the copper mines.
They were each stripped of their uni
forms and their property confiscated by
the crown, and sent as convicts to To
blosk in Siberia, where they were held
for a time prior to their final assign
ment to a life labor. But, fortunately,
Captain Atowitz had a grandfather who
was occupying a very high position up
on the Russian bench a sort of Su
preme Judge in one of the provinces.
This old gentleman had friends in Si
beria who assisted him in transferring
money to his doomed grandson, so that
it could be used to advantage. Of course
judges in America can not be corrupted,
but Siberia is another country. So when
the exile received a notification at the
fortress of Narim to be ready to make
his escape when the opportunity offered,
he didnotforget the notification. The op
portunity was soon presented and all the
twelve condemned officers escaped.
Ten of the party were afterward recap
tured and shot, two of them escaped.
One of these is the Captain Atowitz now
in this city. The story of his escape is
material sufficient for a volume. He
made his way southward to the Ural
River and from thence across, to the
Volga, and became domesticated for a
time among the Cossacks. Indue time,
after many narrow escapes from iden
tification and recapture, he made his
way to Germany and settled down to
make a living. But the two tyrannical
autocrats had in force a law which re
quired the turning over or surrender of
all political refugees, so the Russian
officer was obliged to move on. He
came to America and entered the
United States service, and received a
commission in the 7th New York volun
teers, and served during the war.
At the close of the war he went to
Rochester, N. Y., and went into busi
ness. It was there he met and became
acquainted with Prof. Greenwood, the
present Superintendent of the Public
Schools of Kansas City.
But a desire to return to his native
land, and if possible recover a portion
of his confiscated estate, or its revenue,
induced him to return to Europe. He
went to Paris and there received some
assistance from his parents his grand
mother came to reside in Paris ; but as a
discovery of any good being rendered to
the escaped exile would result in the
confiscation of his grandparents1 estate,
he was obliged to leave again. In all
this time he has labored assidiously for
a pardon; but the Czar turns his face
against any overtures for pardon of an
escaped exile from Siberia. In despair
of obtaining a pardon, the fugitive
exile returned to America, and a few
months ago took up his abode in Kan
sas City. His former acquaintance with
Professor Greenwood, Superintendent
of our public schools, has aided him
somewhat in obtaining pupils in several
classes of languages. He is a close
student, and has nearly perfected a
work entitled "Ten Years Experience
in America." He hopes to be able to
enlist the aid of the Grand Duke Alexis
in an effort for pardon and a restora
tion of the confiscated estates of his
family. But whether he succeeds or
fails in his efforts, he will make a good
American citizen, and will be welcome
among the people of the go-ahead New
Aa Italian Tragedy.
The Countess Laura Erdendy de Ker
eck, descendent of an old Hungarian
family, and widow of the Count deKer
eck, was recently assassinatad in Nice
by one Mastelloni, who seems to have
been a combination of lover and dead
beat. She was about 33 years old, of
fine personal appearance, an irreproach
able character, and great charity to the
poor. She had been courted by Mastel
loni, who was a handsome and interest
ing man, and who became engaged to
marry her. The Countess gave him
money, from time to time, and he-had
gambled it away, partly in speculations,
until finally the lady's patience wore
out, and she refused to give him further
sums. For some time the fellow absent
ed himself, but lately came and joined a
social party at dinner at tne uountess's,
and afterward asked for more money.
The Countess refused to give it to him,
and ordered her servants to refuse him
admittance, if he came again. Mastel
loni shortly after presented himself, late
at night, and, when the servant refus
ed, pushed by her brusquely into the
chamber of tne uountess, turning tbe
key in the lock. The servant-girl
heard Mastelloni renew his demand for
money. The Countess ordered him to
leave her room, and tried to get to the
door, but from the noise the girl knew
that he pushed her back upon a chair.
At the same moment there was a pistol
report. The girl broke the glass in the
door, wounding her hand, and reaching
through turned the key in the door. As
she did so there was another report, and
Mastelloni fell upon the floor. The
Countess Laura was shot through the
head, and a glance sufficed to show that
tne wouna was mortal, although sue
was still breathing. Mastelloni had
placed the barrel of the pistol in his
moutn, ana tne ball lodged m ms brain.
To Drivk Off Vermin. Cayenne
pepper will keep the pantry and store
room free from cockroaches and ants.
Fever and Ague Remedt. With
the juice'of 8 lemons put double the
quantity of pure Holland gin, and take
a wiuegiassmi three times a aay.
Chicken Salad. Boil 2 chickens,
bone, chop fine; chop as much celery
as chicken, or, u you a esire, taso nau
celery and half cabbage ; boil 10 eggs
take the yelks only cream them, aaa
3 of a pound of butter, a little vinegar,
mustard, salt, and pepper to suit your
Quick Wedding Cake. 21 cupfuls
flour, 1 j cupfuls sugar, 1 cupful butter,
cupful milk, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoonfuls
rum, i nutmeg, 4 pound of raisins, i
pound currauts, i teaspooniui soaa.
Old-fashioned Gingerbread. 2
cupfuls New Orleans molasses, 1 cupful
melted butter, 2 eggs, 2 even table-
spoonfals soda dissolved in not water,
1 tablespoonful ginger, a little salt, and
flour sufficient to roll out; bake in two
square tins ; mark with a knife half an
inch apart on top.
Pook-man's Podding. 1 cup mo
lasses, 1 of sour milk, 4 cup butter or
beef drippings, 1 teaspooniui soda.llour
to make as still as can be easuy stirred,
Use raisins as taste or purse dictate.
Put in a spouted cake-tin and steam 3
hours. Eat with sweetened cream, or
any sauce preferred.
Washing Fluid. 1 box concentrat
ed lye, 2 ounces carbonate ammonia, 2
ounces salts of Tartar, 3 ounces borax.
Dissolve the lye in 1 gallon of soft wa
ter, and the otheringredients in a sepa
rate vessel in another gallon of soft
water. When thoroughly dissolved,
mix both together, strain, and keep
closely covered tight. Soak the clothes
overnight in warm or cold water; in
the morning wring out; soap dirty
spots ; put to boil, with one teacup of
tbe fluid, in cold water, as many pieces
as will fill the boiler; do not add more
fluid,unless for a very large wash; then
wash through one suds and rinse as
OtsterSoupforInvalids. Procure
the largest oysters ; remove half dozen
from tbe can, one at a time, to a plate.
Insert a fork into the solid flesh, and
with a sharp knife make a slit up and
down and across the abdominal cavity;
slip the point of the knife under the dark
mass thus exposed and thoroughly re
move it, being as nice about it as you
would in dressing any other fish, for
the abdominal foulness of one is as un
suited to the weak stomach as the oth
er. Put into stew-pans ; pour out prop
er share of liquor, a pint of water and
half gill of cream; add salt; pepparif
there be no fever: a teaspooniui of
lemon juice, or two of pure cider vine
gar. Bring just to the boil ana pour
into a dish. Break in cracker or nicely
toasted thin slice of light bread. A lit
tle fresh butter makes it richer.
Gen. George Washington was pre
cise in dress, and probably had many a
pleasant little vanity of his own. In
the camp at Cumberland (1775) there
was but one mirror, and that set in the
end of a powder-horn nsed by his friend
and comrade Col. Zachary Lewis. By
this mirror Gen. George shaved his
chin every morning and completed his
toilet. The powder-horn is now in
possession of one of Col. Lewis's de
scendants, resident in Richmond. The
hoin is still suspended upon the plaited
leather string by which it hung at the
soldier's side.
. m a
Horace Greeley said that of the
thousands he lent the most he ever re
ceived back was a $5 note inclosed in a
letter, and upon tracing out the writer
of the letter he found it came from a
lunatic in the Utica Asylum who never
owed him a cent.
JUW YORK. January 23, 1877.
BKEVX8 Nattre Steers $8.60 31!2
SHKKF Common to Choice 8.75 8.(0
IIOGS-Live 7.67J.a 7.00
Uil-lON Middling a 1SK
flour Good to Cbolea 6 sj a B3
WHEAT No. 2 Chicago 1.46 0 1.47
CORN Weitern Mixed, New 60 a 62
OATS Western Mixed 43 a 54
FORE New Meat 17 CO 8 17.75
COTTON Middling a
BUT CATTLE Choice s.oo a
Good to Prime.... 4.50 a
Cows and Heiiers. 2.00 a
Corn-fed Texanj.. 2.50 a
HOGS Packing 5.65 a
SHEEP Common to Fancy.. t.Vi a
FLOUR Cheice Country.... 74 a
skaavaBk 0.3 Tw
WBXIT-Bed No. 2 l.MSa
No. S 1.45a
CORN No. 2 Mixed. 4ua
OATS No.2 ..... 3IJa
RYE NO. 2 75,a
TIMOTHY SEED Prime ... 1.90 a
TOBACCO Planter!' Lugs.. 4.00 a
Medium Shipping Leal. 8.00 a
HAY-Choice Timothy 10 90 a
BUTTER Choice Dairy is a
EGGS 27 a
PORK Standard Mesi 16.75 a
LARD Prime Steam loxa
WOOL Tab washed. Choice 37 a
Unwaihed Combing. 24 a
4. UO
6 CO
11 SO
8 50.
18 10
18 25
BXETES-Nattr Steers. S.oo a
Cows. 1.75 a
HOGS 4 53 a
BEEVES Common to Choice 2.(0 a
nrtCMfVmman to Choice.. 5.90 a
SHEEP Csmmoa to Choice.. 2.73 a
FLOUR Choice Winter 7.tn a
Choice Spring Extra 6.23 a
WHEAT-SpringNo.2 l.30&a
No. 3 l.lSsa
CORK Bo. 2 Mixed 3)ia
OATS No. 2 X
PORK New Mesa 16.71 a
LARD Per ewt 10.83 a
mrrnv-HMdiiu a
IXOUR-Choice 8.25
CORN Mixed '3
OATS White . 53
FLOUR -Choice Family.,"... S.XS
CORN White -... uU
OATS St. Louis 45
HAT Pnm 17.50
PUKit Hew Jiess is uu
A Liar's Victory.
The fact that Detroiters are long-suffering
and kind-hearted was again ex
emplified yesterday. One of the dozen
passengers on a Woodward Avenue car
suddenly remarked that it was an aw
ful snow-storm, and that he never saw
so much snow on the ground before.
"Pooh!" exclaimed a little whiffet
of a man in the corner; "this is no
storm at all! Why, in Omaha I have
seen forty-seven feet .of snow on the
ground at once!"
" Buried the town, didn't it?" queried
the man opposite.
" Of course it buried the town, but
that was all right. We. dug out the
snow and left a crust, as a sort of sky,
and in three days we had summer
weather down there. Roses bloomed,
peach trees blossomed, and the boys
went in swimming, the same as in July !
Don't talk to me about such storms as
"W-what became of the crust?"
gasped a man at the front end of the
" It's hanging up there yet!" replied
the noble liar, "and the man who
doubts my word wants to step off the
car for half a minute!"
There that whole dozen men cat as
mute as clams, not daring to even wink
at each other, or to enter a protest,
while the little man branched off anew
and began telling that he had seen hail
stones weighing six pounds each. Free
The popularity of Messrs. James S. Kirk &
Co.'g soaps, manufactured In Chicago, is
shown by tbe unprecedented sale which their
goods bare reached during tbe year 1876. This
by far Is the largest soap manufacturing con
cern in the United States, producing and selling
in all ports of this country, from tbe Red River
of the North to New Orleans, and from Fort
land, Me., to San Francisco, 25,000,00 J pounds
annually. No so-called greases enter into these
soaps. Only pure refined tallow and vegetable
oils are used, contalningno adulteration. Fair
and square weights always reliable. This is
why their soaps are so popular with all good
and economical housekeepers.
Hatch's Universal Cocgh Studp has
been In use 15 years, and has always been
warranted to cure, and is now sold by over
6,000 druggists, who say tbey seldom have a
bottle returned. Many of the best physi
cians in tbe country prescribe it as the nest
remedy for coughs, colds and croup within
their knowledge. Pleasant to take, sure to
cure, and should be sold by all druggists. It
should be In every family, especially those
with croupy children. Try it and yon will
always keep it. Two sizes 50 cents and
$1.00. Fut up by D. W. Hatch & Co., James
ton, N.Y.
For Throat Dlaeaaes "
and Affections of the chest, " Brown' t Bron
chial Troches" are of value. For Coughs,
Irritation of the Throat caused by cold, or
Unusual Exertion of the vocal organs, in
speaking in public, or singing, they produce
beneficial results.
la Iot when the bod jr is waited by Dyspepila, Sick
Headache or Liver Complaint. For this pitiable
oond tlon Ictt's PIUs are a spaelfle. Tbe vigor
and elutleltr of youth, and bnoTantf cf iplrlls, will
follow their use. 26 cents. 18 Murray Street. N. Y.
Cheapest and Best Manner
B. H. BECO. ga Walnut Street, St. Loals. Mo.
C9A far 9 Beit thing for AGENTS. J.Lat
wv ii . am co, i wain, st, cotton, nu.
CR per 100 paid for nameaor residents R. W.B. of C
Send 6c. for contract. R.Weet, See'y. ChlcafOjU,
ft dT at liornp Male or FemalfL Webnr the nrod-
oct. Sample or Init roctTH 25c LaVcrtCo CMcgo.
MR. ALUERT CP.OOKER,the well-known drag
gist and apothecary, of SprinsTIe, Me al
ways advises every one troubled with Rheumatism to
Bead Hla Statement:
SFBUtOTALX, J!., Oct. 12, 1STS.
Mb. n. B. Stitexs:
DesrSlr-Fiftcen years tea last fall I was taken slcfc
with rheumatism, was unable to more until the next
April. From that time until three years ago this fall
I suffered everything with rheumatism. Sometime
there would be weeks at a Ume that I could not step
one step; thee attacks were quite often. I suffered
everything that a man could. Over three years ago
last spring I commenced taking Vegetlne. and fol
lowed it up nntll I bad taken seven bottles ; have had
no rheumatism since that time. I always advise every
one that is troubled with rheumatism to try Vege
tlne, and not suffer for years as I have done. This
statement la gratuitous as far as Mr. Stevens is con
cerned. Tours, etc
Albiet Ckookxb,
Firm of A. Crooker A Coi, Druggists and
Boston, October, 1870.
Mr. H. R. STivrxs :
Dear Sir Mr daughter, after having asevere attack:
of Whooping Congh. was left in a feeble state of
health. Being advised by a friend, she tried the VEG
ETINE. and. alter using a few bottles, waa fully re
stored to health.
1 have been a great sufferer from Rheumatism. I
have taken several bottles of the VEGETINE for this
complaint, and am happy to say It has entirely cured
me. I have recommended the VEGETINE toothers,
with the same good results. It Is a great cleanser and
purlnerot the blood; It Is pleasant to take, and lean
JAMES MORSE, 9H Athens street.
tanatim is a Direue of lis Blood.
The blood, in this disease, is found to contain an ex
cess ot fibrin. Vsoxtixi acta by converting the
blood from Its diseased condition to a healthy circu
lation. Viorrncs regulates the bowels, which la
Tery important In this complaint. One bottle of Vio
tih will give relief; but, to effect a permanent
cure. It must be taken rernlarly.and may take ssveral
bottles, especially in cases of long standing. Vxoa
tisk Is sold by all druggists. Try it, and yonr ver
dict will be the same as that ot thousands before von.
who say, "I never found so much relief aa from the
use of Via ztixk," which is composed exclusively ot
barki, root) and herbu
-VEOETINE," says a Boston physician, "has no
equal a a blood purifler. Hearing of Its many won
derful cures, aHer all other remedies had failed. I
I visited the laboratory and convinced myself of Its
genuine merit. It is prepared lrom barks, roots and
herbs, each of which is highly effective, and they are
compounded In such a manner as to produce aston
ishing results."
Xotblng Equml to It.
Born Eixxx, Uasa. Nor. U, ISIS.
Ms- S. R. Btxtzxs:
nw Sir I hre been troubled with Scrofula. Can
ker and liver Complaint for three years. Nothing
everaiameanygooaunuii commenced nsing in
VEGETINE. lam now getting along I! rat-rate, and
still using the VEGETINE. I consider there Is noth
ing equal to It for such complaints. Can heartily rec
ommend U to everybody. Yours truly,
No. IS Lagrange St South Salem, Mass.
wtLVmsv tfinmns-til rajMl-tM Mlvr kind nt
humor, and restores the entire system to a neattnv
H. It. STEVENS, Boston, Mass.
Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists.
MlKininxiUlin. TnaUraC
OUTnTFREE. Rest chance yet. Writeatonea
to F. NASON A CO- ill Nassau St, New ToraU
9E1 IUVtoAsjenU. Sample free, la-psxp'
stO H UH I catalogue. lrtotclitr.UPey.atJCT-.
CK OfiWi7 a Week to Agents. Samples FRsTa."
TOO h9MF. O. V1CKKHY. Augusta. Maiaa.
KMtUIITC Ko matter how slightly disabled; WZ
rCr1rwll0 creases now paid. Advice and clrea--larfree.TJlcMicHAiuAttT-'aiTSansoiu-tU'LlIa.Fa.
CHINESE, how to make for 3 eeata a
pound. Samples and circulars arJCKSKT
306 North
aevenin au, si. uuu, ao.;
OTIalUPDlilfi tMIBrit br Bat
si HlnlREnirlU UUIKW axcxs. For-de--
scnpuon.saqress siais?sua s CO.. noxans. .xy
Made by one Agent In 57 days. 13 new
articles, umpiesiree. jiuuress, -
c M.-uxisuToa, true
aBsv. HOW TO HAKE IT. SomeOlaaWmm
taiabU. COX. TOSOS COSt.LmtUyMo.
4rA A Monttu Agents wanted. 88 best
9 OaVselUnr articles In the world. One sample
bee. Address JAT BKONSON. Detroit. Mich,
AbMtSOO rr ton!
Sfa Basutett CoUwsw
amain. Bai wonuiu:
Kvaastea. til. SenirordrcaUr. sv .
iniCS One sample box of The Great Circassian
UlUICOi Secret the most elegant face powder tn
use sent free, for oelr S3 cents. Address JAS- If.
DUBDT, Chemist. 226 Walnut Street. St. Louis, Mo. -
alU-lflfc 3 Omjws. nctir. sS Cari. IS3
StA.AAf sdftTaaMM4i St Amu Millar wwt
l,Us,wOTtt aft. .nip-iiMM '.. lllxin-
M CsuleM fir.
n. ut tuiw sauna, sua iv.. si aa.
fl0 WATCHES. Chespert a aww
4k SSI world. Samp'.t watA and nlJUfrattJjtntM.
Adopted by all the Qneena or Fashion. Send for circu
lar. E. Ivixs. No ins N. Fifth St Philadelphia. Pa.
tCls 1 WEEsf MALE OR FEMALE. No east.
DU A WCCrV tal. We give Steady work that
will bring you saw a month at home, day or evening.
IsTTaufToas Usnoa. ta Greenwich street. New York.
f We will start yon la a business voo east
nr saaKetauawei
aariBiPtf and resnectabl
make ISO a week at. without esmltal. east
HJIIC I SUPPLY CO.. Ml Bowery. New York.
r and respectable for either sex. AGENTS
eCUTC Tanfe. mala
Vi.ll I w esnatoymenf,
ara sad pleaiant. (Vaxxlsala
and female, afasursy
bus'ness bonorabla
amd nleajant. 4Jai staff anr. CcmmtulouB on
sales, and Kjtpeimrm paid br the ECXJPMM
Manufacturing Cm., Cincinnati, Ohio.
or their sons wanted this fall ami
vinw ( 1 oSinracft Co.) to sell
a w .I.nlM article, nf ...I w
to the finnrrc Iji thrir own countir llutn plnuant. pro
fitaguod. Panocnianfree. J. WOETU. St.Luuia.Ma.
" The efarw f A mfrirais her sTasness.'
llflMTCn AGF.5.TS tn sell mv new and Tery
If Mil I Ella attractive book. "The irmma
the Century." A line chance for first-clt'S can
vassers; nothins like it; Hireling with splendid suc
cess. B. B. RUSSELL, Publisher. Boston. Mass.
v" Ibool. (iaardiaa; tkx Mall., a noaS
TTfTTa"lT'lw,"1'r:u'b'A- II be' ,h-a r Toa'al
A-'lnilTcs. br lata CaltrSraial (t-al W.h.
IX TITX lvarX!:!a,trat.eirra'arantr-.AldreBS
Pn Tiirnfr;nt"STir. oilvax a ca, Hanm-.i, ct,
. Ua IJlVtr'lfcilcai, It.. Cincinnati, a, Elchmoa. Ya,
Clcrrland. Ohio.
W I71vln the rorrtenondenfe of .S t t. trh tranS
PATEXTM. or who contemplate Litigation las
rarenr jsaiiern. i ne senior memoer oi our
Arm was Commissioner of Parents for rocn txaxsl
0C) rt mmirAMBfrnr ass rstewraaia Cmmm.
9iOl De. J. P. Fitui, beln. sworn, savs: I grad-
aatoa (a tSCS. arrdawS tt PnAratl abate U aa aaniii 1 jMas,
n.l.flnlr. ullnaalra. Sranltla. Ito.1. JMaqaaS 1W Hill
tfaanauaOt-riTUSI) aUXUXAHC aXHavV.XU7 Cardial, aat
livarFlCaa arraiaana aara. arwiawfiaa Ma... raaipSlaw. Saa
awaaaJll.lhatAlilM ait y mail, .una Aalma DA riTLSaj
aSaaur.utaan.FUlatalakla. atatUOaXa Al nXVUtaTS.
SALESMEN to travel tnd tell to
Dealers oar UnbreaVabl or En
GUsH Lanin ChiinneTs. Monitor
Saftr Uarn?r. ADtomaUic KillnimUh-
ers. Lamp GooI. etc.: SKKOV n. year, liutel and
traveling expenses iviiii to good men. No pkddlio..
No risk, llcst ttrllfn goods in the American market.
A &MMbsamlftitai arrival Mticmloak.: wwratl (ratsiM tvttV
Wmlaa4at)t4ar)rtr,MMMUt tl FtMk. Pa ! U-CstM,
fct-AI.. UlUMltCalX, UlUttl)rMUUMrMWpSTlHUs,
tmlwUmptmlmlMtf P. POWElXbOX
Gas Dr. CB Mtvi Strtsri, Gstttaud, 4
animal In giving birth, bend for circular to
WM. DUL1N. P. O. Box 41. Aroca. Pcttawattamls
Co.. Iowa-
the only New Boole by Dr. A. W.
Chase, author of Dr. Lhases fa
mous itecine. etc. ueware ok s
reprint of the old boos in Imitation
of the genuine new book here an-
nonncea. sens at signr Airenia
wanted. Sample Copies tt.OO.
Address Clmme FubllmMna
Coutpmng, Tafeifo, Ohio, Sole
scribe Paper S2.C0, Pen $3.25 for SM.CO. Onsof Jfable,
Todd A Cn.'a Ctntennlal Premium etlfbiated 14
karat Gold Pens. from No 1 Ladlesl Noncommer
cial size, lpcludlnr the ST. LOUIS COMMER
CIAL GAZETTE for S2 weeks, will t sent to the
address or all parties sending us SZJSO. Address
RICHER ATHUMAS.2I4 Walnnt-'tSt. Louis. Mo.
ocT-sraEuaro MMMKXSEi,rTxm
The onlr compMr. rtchlv Vlmtratfl totco1 Ice work;
7 JO naKes.onlyS-UO.Treat.of the entire hbtory.grand
bnlldinzs. wondertul exhibits, curiosities, etc. En
dorsed by the otHcials and clergy. IXD agents ap
pointed in 4 weeks. Reports splendid sneers. S.IXD.
wanted. For full pirticulars write qnicklr to lien
bad ItxosSSLaSalle Street, Chicago. I1L
niHTinillte not drcelwrd by Brainataro
Mil I lUH books, sssumlng to be 'otUrlil.-' etc.
Wilson SewioE Macnine Co., Chicago,
32 7 i 829 dWiij, New York, ir Sti"0r!is la.
Centeni exhibition
It contains 33S tine engravings of buildings and
scenes tn the Great Exhibition, and Is the only authen
tic and complete history published. It tresis of the
grand buildings, wonderful exhibits, cariosities, great
events, etc Very cheap and sells at sight. One Agent
sold 43 copies In one day. Send for our extra terms
to Agents and a full deserrstlon of the worlr. Ad
dress KATIOKAL PUBLlSniXG CO, St, Louis, Mo.
ft A sTrPTAIV Unreliable and worthless book!
fail. U XXVril aon the Exhibition are belngdr
cnlated. Do not be deceive.!. Seethat the book yon
buy contains S74 pages and S30 Sne ensravlnza.
. a-w S.Sarv fall aaaA I.1an-Paiw
sons who have been taking Cod Liver oil will be
S leased to learn that Dr. ilbor has succeeded, from
irections of several professional gentlemen. In com
bining the pure oil and lime In sueb a manner that it
is pleat ant to the taste, and lea efiecta in lung com
plaints are truly wonderful. Verymany persons whose
cases were pronounced hopeleM. and who had taken
the clear ul! for a long time without marked effect,
have been entirely cured by using this preparation. Be
sure and get the genuine. Manufactured only br A.
B.' WILBUR, Chemist, Boston. Bold by all druggists.
The Enemy of Disease, the I
off Pail to lam amd Beast.
the Ft
la ika Qraawt OKI
mm ataa snuaosi vita fsmarf Os 4
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