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«. REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER. PUBLISHED
TKI-WF.EKLY AND WEEKLY BY
THE BSSIUAEtCK TRIBUNE CO.,
DAN
Bismarck, Dskota Territory.
SFB8CRIPTI0S PRICE:
Tri-Weekly, One Year 5 00
Six Months 3 00
Three Months -.. 1 75
Weekly, One Year 2 00
Six Months 1 25
Three Months 75
Bismarck Business Directory.
Orders from Abrrad promptly At
teie41« fey *11 Bicmrck
HercluuiU.
GENERAL SUPPLIES, DRY
GOODS, CLOTHING'OrC.
W. liTHONI CO.—Bank «f Bumrak, and
«L* V»k*le«I« aa4 Betail Dealer*
in •naeriea, Pro
lUna, IttaakMt 'Bapplief, Horn* fsrnliUif
(Mi, luhtip bw|btaU mil, Mllealiaii,
jit Car Maia ud 4th Streets.
rgllAS MACHIBBK—Wkalcaal* al RMail
1_
imlern
ia General ani Steamboat Sappliea,
—bracing Craceriea, ProTiiioM, Ac. Dry Geoda,
Mkiir, Haaae Furnlihinj Goods,
aii 4th.
Panirm
JW.
S. WEAVER
Main 8t,
P. BLATTERT—Groceries and Pr«Tl»ionB
tTOnfff. Cigars, tc. Tine Old Boabora at
olemle prises. Corner 3d and Meigs St.
E1SEKBEKU—l)ry Goods, Gent's ai:l La­
dies Furnishing Goods, Nolions, Ac. Corner
Main and 4th Streets.
SIG
HANAUKR— St. Paul Branch ofHsnauer &
Lichtenaner & Co., V.'LoIelale and Retail Cloth­
ing, Gent's Famishing Goods, kc. Main Street,
opposite Tribune Block.
WII.
STIMP30S—Ilonks, Stationery, Generai
News Agency, Conlectionery, Fresh Fruits,
ic. Main Street, nest dor to Capitol Hotel.
SSELLECK—Merchant
Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Trunks, &c.
Main Street, Tribune Block.
WM.
GLITSCHKA—Groceries and Provisions,
Flour, Feed, ic Ag-int for Micneapo'rs Soap
Main Stieet, opposite post office.
DRUGS,, MEDICINES, d-C.
Tjrjf. A. HOLLEMIJA^K—Druggist, Stationer,
W Tonics, Liquors and Cigars, To-lett Articles.
Fine Cutlery, Paict3,
kc.
CO.—Lumber,
I*
JW
Lath. Doore,
Glazed-Sash, Building Paper. Ac.
NDUNKELBERG,
zed Sash, Building Paper. Nails, Trimmings,
c., kc.
JEWELRY", CLOCKS, D-C.
L. STRAUSS BRO—Jewelers, Dealers in
ld» Clocfc3, Watches, Silverware, Spectacles, 4c.
Main St., opposite Triiiaoe Block.
WHOLESALE LIQUORS, 6rC.
JD.
WAKEMAN—Wholesale and Retail Liquors
and Cigars. Imported Goods, incladin* fine
Liqnors, and Ales, Havaaca Cigars, 4c. Main St,
near Capitol Hotel
A. EMMONS—Wholesale Liquors ana Cigars,
I. Fine Imported Ales. Slain St-, bet. 3d ami 4th.
BREWERIES.
JurtrWAKKMAN—Star
JW.
Brewery, Manufact-
Ales, Lager, 4c. Goods warranted to
give satisfaction.
T^ALfcKKLIt & WALTER—BUmarck Brewefy,
j\3Ianufactcrers of Ale and Beer. First-class
goods and reasonable prices.
GUNS AND AMMUNITION.
OH
BEAL—Dealer in Fire Arms and Ammuni
•'tion. Special attention to Eepairing. Main
Su, bet. 2d and 3d.
REAL ESTATE.
FISHER—Real Estate, Improved town
property for sale or rent. Outside property in
from one to five acre lets.
1». FLANNEHY—Local Agent and Att'y for
N.P. R. R. Co., and Lake Superior or Pu
get Sound Co.
CONTRACTORS Cr BUILDERS.
Cers.
S. WEAVER 4 CO.—Contractors and Build
Material of every kind on hand.
HENRY
DION A CO.—Carpenters and Builders.
Contract work a specialty.
SEWING MACHINES
FISHER Dealer—All kind3 machines for
rale or rent. Needles, Attachments of all
kipds. oil, 4c.. gc. Cor. 3d and Meigs sts.
BANKERS.
RAYMONDandCO.—Bauk
Justice.
of Bismarck. Exchange
bought sold. Istereat allowed on time
depos.ts.
LAWYERS
A38LET GRAV
GRAY
TRANSPORTATION.
COULSON
on the Missouri River. For Freight or Passage
apply to D. W. Maratta, Agent, Bismarck, D. T.
Connects at Fort Benton with Freight and Stage
Lines for all points in Montana.
NORTHWESTERN
Stage and Express. Bismarck to Deadwood and
return.
PEOPLES
ular Una of steamers between Bismarck and Fort
Bentoa, connecting with'stage and freight lines at
Benton for all points ia Uontus.
MOTELS.
QHBBIBAN H0E5B—A. B. WU'ey, Manager.
The largest sad be* hotel la Bakata TerfHory.
Cor. Main and 5th sia. Biswirsfc. D. T.
CAPITOL
^HALEN—General Commission Mer­
chant*. Dealers in Groceries, Grain, Protldon,
ead Prodnce. Maia St Opposite Tribune Block.
OHK YEGIN CO.—City Bakery, Confectionery
and Fresh Fruit. Main St bet 4th and Fifth.
WATSON BRO—Wholesale and Retail
Dealers in Dry Goods, Clothing, Groceries, etc.,
embracing an entire line of General .Merchandise.
Main and 5th St.
F!Street
Tailor, Clothing, Gent's
Main St. near cornsr 4th.
CNN & CO.—Pioneer iirus Store—Urugs, Paints
Oils, Varnishes, Glass, Toiiet Articles, Station­
ery, Wines, Liquors, Cigars, kc. Slain St between
Fourth and Fifth.
HARDWARE.
DMiners'
I. AILEY CO .—Heavy and Shelf Hardware,
Tools, Manufacturers of Copper and
Tinware, itc. Main Street, bet 4th and 5th.
EC.
SEIP CO. Hardware, Stoves, Miners'
Too'.s, Dealers and Manufacturers of Tin and
Copper Ware, Ac. Corner Main and -3d Sta.
BOOTS dr SHOES.
J•
H. MARSHALL—Manufacturer and dealer in
Boots and Shoes. Full line of Gloves, Hosiery,
Trunks and Valise?.
LUMBER, SrC.
ORSTER'S RESTAURANT AND HOTEL—Main
nearly opposite depot.
BARBERS.
HEHLI
4 Von BESTENBOSTEL—King or Bar­
bers. A First class t-having Kali where none
bat the most competent workmen are employed.
Next dcor to Peoples Supply Store.
SAMPLE ROOMS, €rC.
1IXNE-HA-IIA—Fine import* Liquors and
iU Ci^irs. Bottled Miiwaakee L'l^er by the glas3,
bottle or case, Smokery Ooo«l3,
door above Merjhiicts HoteJ.
BBOSSEAI"—Wirus, Li'j'.iorj anri Cigars, at the
old standi. 5tii street.
PLUMMER'S
Eait Third Street, St. Paul, Minn.
CRAIG
Lath, Lumber. Doors. Gla-
D,
D- PBATT-
4 PRATT—Counsellors at Law. Money
to loan. Commercial paper bought. 73-8m
©ATO YELL &-CAKLANU^Atjorneys at Law, 4th
St John A. Sioyell, County Attorney.
THOA'
VAN ETTEN—Attorney at Law and Uniied
States Commissioner.
IRE3TON 4 WILLIAMS—L». O Preston, A
». Williams) Main Street.
EO FLANNERY— (City Attorney) West
LT Maia Street
•AVID STKWART—Attorney at 1-aw an-1 City
7Gtf-
PHYSICIANS' d* SURGEONS.
DOCTOR
H. B. PORTER—Office next to Tribune
Building. .Residence: /Sheridan House.
BOffice
F. SLAUGHTER—U. S. Examining jSurgeca.
at Dunn's Drug Store.
WficeA.
M. BENTLEY—Physician & Surgeon, of­
for the present at room 45, Sheridan
House. Calls left at the office promptly attended to.
DENTIST.
Ar
BIGELOW, D. D. S.— Opposite Sheridan
House, on Fourth street, in Capt, Maratta's
office.
MUSICAL II'ISTRWIHENTS.
TITRS. 0. 3. GOFT—Agent forPinnes and Organs,
iYl Bismarck. Dakota. 16-tf
BIBLE REPOSITORY.
gIBLES at cost or to givi away.' Cor. 3d and
Meigs Sts.
Bible on sale at P. O. Book Store.
LIVERY STABLES.
iSH Thayer St. Between 4th and 5th.
J"09N 03TLiNDt—Corner Alain and 5th Stz,
VOL.5. BISMARCK, D. T., MONDAY, DECEMBER 3,1877.
LINE—Steamers to]and from all points
STAGE EXPRESS—Daily
RUSH—Tri weekly Stage and Express
Bismarck ts Ft Bnford. Connects with mails
for Tongue River.
CHASStanding
KUPITZ—Tri Weekly «U«c to Fort K!*
and Rock. Connects witfa stages for
Randall and points below.
BENTON
TRANSPORTATION COMPANY—Reg­
HOTBL—Cover Mala and Sts.
MERCHANTS
ku.
ERCHANTS HOTKL—Co!
L. N. Griffin, Praprietor.
HOTEL—*. A. Kiag Praprlstor, Maia
Street between 84 and 4th
GUSTER
HOTEL—Thas MoGawaa 'Proprietor.
Fifth Street near Main
WESTERNdepot.
HOTEL—Maloy Bras. Main street
opposite
RS. P. KELLY—ResUuract. Third street.
SA.L00X—^: !e. Li.-.uoi
and Cigars. i!rs
05..
C'-ma H.inccck.
MlSCELIsAUEOUS.
N 1 1 A & O
Vt'ood ar.d Iron, CMi!::. L" l:o!itering,
~ffOZ DEITRICII— Omnibus I- iv-3 Bi3
raarck for Ft T/.ncuitj at .1 ar I *2:10 m.
Returning leaves Lincoln as 10 a rn a:i I !:-i m.
CHAS.
TH051
Pi JN—City Engineer. Those who
want lots surveyed and boundaries esftblished
will be accommodated. OSce, U. S. Land Office.
NDealers
EYEXS 4 BOSTWICK—Manufacturers and
in Harness, Saddles3, 4s, Full line of
Whips, Beils, Trunks, Traveling Bag3, 4c.
St. Faal Business Directory.
(Chas. P. Peabody. Maurice Lyons. W. L. Perkins.)
Pers
EABODY, LYONS
CO.—Importers
and Deal­
in Fice Wines and Liquors, Old Bourbon
and Rye Whiskies, California Wines and Brandies,
Scotch Ale, Dablin and London Perter.
Aro.
96
LARKIN—Importers and dealers in
Crockery, French China, Glassware, Lamps,
Looking Glasses, and House Fnrnishiig Goods.
East Third Street. St. Panl. Minn.
CAMPBELL,
BCRBANK CO., Manufacture
and Jobbers of Clothing and Gents' Furnishing
Gooas. No S!) East Third Street. St. Paul, Minn.
Y| ATHES, GOOD 4 SCHURMEIER, Merchant
_»T_L Tailors, and dealers in Gents' Furnishing Goods,
No. S'2 Jackson Street, St. Panl, Mian. Salts made
the most fashionable *=tyle. at short notice.
C. COE—Manufacturer of Shirts and Under­
wear. 21 W. 7Tiird Street, St. Paul. 23-*jra
CHAS,
F. PCSCH-ilerchant Tailor.and dealer !n
Gents' Fumisfiing Goods, Cor. Ninth and St.
Seter Sts., St. Paul. Military Uniforms Made a
Specialty. 4S-0m
Minneapolis Business Director}'.
CLARK
HOUSE—Corner Fourth Street and Hen­
nepin Ave., two Blocks from the Academy of
Masic. Only first class Two Do'lar House, New,
elegantly furnUhed, and situated in the finest por­
tion of the City.
4th Street Baleery
FOFBTH STREET,
BISMARCK. D. T.
Bread, Pies, Cakes and Confectionery.
LUNCHES A SPECIALTY
Patronage respectfully solicited.
3G-3m LEO COKIVICK.
T. S. WHITE, LANE K. STONE, H. W. STONE.
White, Stone & Co.,
JOBBERS IN
BOOKS, STATIONERY
AND
A E
53 & 55 East Xliirii St., St. Pawl
Mail Orders receive prompt attention and prices
guaranteed to i— t!io !ovest in the West.
GEO. PEOPLES. MIKE RUSH
CHS3IAISCK AND
FT. SUFORD
TBI-URSEKZY
MAIL MS EXPRESS LIM!
Leaves Bismarck for Forts Stevenson, Berthold
and Baford every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
1
at S.a. m., arriving at Buford at 4 p. m.
Returning leaves Buford every Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday at S a. m.,arriving at Bismarck at 4p.
m. on Wednesday's, Friday's and Scaday's.
Special Dispatches Forwarded at
Short Notice within the Shortest
Possible Time for the Militsrv Au­
thorities or Others.
For Freight or Passe (apply to
PEOPLES ^EUSH,
BI§MIIRT- I. T.
Wm. 7. WATT,
FIRE Ac LIFE]
INSURANCE AGENT,
'Bismarck, EhX*
HOTELS.
SHERIDAN HOUSE,
A. B. W1LLEY, Saucer,
The largest and best Hotel in DakoU Territory.
COR. MAIN. AND FIFTH STREETS,
4* KISMARCK. D. T.
Merchant's Hotel,
Cor. Main and Third St.*
Bismarck, I. T.
L. N. GRIFFIN,
Proprietor.
BallibicMV art •ommaftotu, raoaa large, ea«
fertableand tastily farnidied. First «la« In srery
parttealar. Bills rainnabls.
S-TLU
CAPITOL HOTEL,
Chester A.
PROPRIETOR.
Main Street, Bismarck, D. T.
First Class Hotel in every
Particular.
Oct. 14.1875.
7otacoof
2d
CUSTER HOTEL
THOS. MCGOWAN", Proprietor.
Fifth St. near Main,
BISMARCK, D. T.
This house is
2
l.ir^re three stcry building, entirely
ne^v, well lighted and heated, situated only a
ffw
rods from the depot. River men railroad men,
miners and army people wiU find first class accom­
modations at reasonable prices. 5-7
Western House,
SHZalloy Brothers,
Proprietrs,
Main Street, BISMARCK, D. T.
This Hotel is New, well furnished, and the table*
supplied with the best the market affords.
Prices Reasonable.
FORSTER'S
O E
Restaurant.
Front street, Opp. E. E. Depot.
The Oldest and only First Class
Eestafirant in Bismarck.
Give me a call and I will Guarantee
Satisfaction.
J. I3. Forster.
W111. KELLY,
SHOEMAKER,
6th Street, Bismarck,!). T. Opposite
Custer Hotel,
Fine wcrk for geni3 or ladies a specialty. Repair­
ing quickly and neatly done. Orders from abroad
will receive prompt attention. nlovStf
A HAYNES,
Portrait and Landscape
O O A E
Slooreiicad, Minn.
Publisher of
BLACH HILLS AND
NORTHERN PACIFIC VIEWS.
Catalogue on application. 5
U. S. Mail and Express.
On and after Tuesday, August 14th, 1S77, I will
take Passengers and Mail through from
Bismarck to Standing Rock in
Quick Time.
thus avoiding any change or delay. Patrons ca
purchase Tickets and leave all Express matter fo
Fort Rice, standing Roc's, and all down river point
at the United States Express Office, opposite pos
office. R. A. Walker, Agent.
Stages will start promptly at seven (7) o'clock a.
m. from the United States Express office. Tickets
and Express matter thould be arranged the previ­
ous day. CHARLES KUPITZ, Manager.
JOHN MASON,
Sample Room and Billiard Ball,
Clioice Wines, Eiiqnors and
Cigars Constantly on
Hand.
Ai
the Old Stand, Mooihead, Minn,
Wood For Sale!!
200 COEDS SEASONED WOOD
At $5.00 per Cord, Delivered.
Apply to GEO. PEOPLES.
BY TELEGRAPH.
KMMMM YICTOWESI
Enstis, of Lonisana. to be Admit*
ted to the Senate.
Pits Simmons Confirmed bj
6
Majarity.
Ooskling Sucoea*—Indiani in the
Hills.
The Pope Djiif—The Hirer at St Panl
Speeial to the Bimnarek Tribttne.
ST. PAUL, Dec.
3.—Three
dissenting the Senate committe reported
the resolution declaring Eustis, Dem.,
TiOiii!rWnna eatitled to a 6eat in the Sen­
ate. The business of the Jextra session
will be closed this forenoon and the reg­
ular session opened at noon. In the ex­
ecutive session of the senate on Saturday
an animated debate occurred on the ap­
pointment of Fitzsimmons, (Dem.) mar­
shal for Georgia. Fitzsimmons is a Dem­
ocrat and was appointed on the recom­
mendation of Stephens, Gordon and.oth­
er democrats. He was finally confirmed
bv six majority. All the negative votes
were Republicans. Conkling secured an
adverse report on the nominations of
Roosevelt and Prince for custom officers
at New York. The appointments of sev­
eral civilians to be army lieutenants failed
because of not being acted upon bj the
senate.
A DEADWOOD TELEGRAM
on Saturday reports numerous Indians
on Redwater where they have killed a
ranchman called Hank.
TOPE PIU5
was worse on Saturday and is doubtless
near his death.
The Mississippi closed here Friday
night catching the steamer Aunt Betsy
oa a sand bar two miles below the city.
FIRE AT STANDING ROCK.
The Officers'Quarters e? i.'fc Roberts
Dr. Fergason Burned—Narrow
Escape af tie South. Sifte of tHe Gar
risen—The Experiment of Tuning
Clothing to the Imdians—The Gar­
rison for the Winter Complete.
STANDING Rocs, D. T., Nov.
30, '77.—
The double set of officers' quarters oc­
cupied by Lieut. Roberts,
7th
Infantry,
and Dr. "Furgeson, were burned early
this morning.'Beth gentlemen lose ajgreat
portion of their private property. ^Tlie
ladies lost nearly all their wardrobe and
•ne escaped in only her night clothes, se
rapid was the progress of the flames. At
one time it was thought the whole south
side of the garrison would be swept
away by the devouring flames, and it
was only owing to the fact that it was a
comparatively still morning that the loss
was no greater.
The river closed here on the night of
the
28th,
and teams pre crossing on the
ice to-day.
MAKING THE INDIANS HAPPY.
The agent has about completed the issue
of the annual allowance of annuity goods
to the Indians at this agency. The supply
this season is quite liberal, embracing a
large quantity of tepee cloth, about i6®o
blankets,
300
suits of mens' clothing, a
quantity of Indian cloth, prints and
many less important items.
The clothing is issued for the first time
as an experiment, and embraces an over­
coat, under coat, pants, hat, pair of boots,
and several pairs ef shirts and socks.
The Indians here certainly have no cause
of complaint, receiving much more, in
fact than they deserve.
OUR GARRISON FOR. THE WINTER
is new complete, with the excepti jn of
CapL
Howe's
company et the
17th
7th
Iaft,
from Fort Rice. A welcome addition to
it this season is Capt. McDougal's com­
pany of the
Cavalry. The Captain
is one of the very best fellows the reg­
iment as is his wife one of the most pleas­
ant ladies, and as such are they beth
welcome to this post."
The Meeting Saturday Evening.
The meeting at City Hall Saturday
evening, was presided over by Dennis
Hannafin and was well attended. E. N.
Corey acted 2s sec. uoi. Sweet stated
the ©jeet of the meeting and called at
tention to the importance of having
some one in Washington to look after
the interests of Bismarck. Ex^Isyor
McLean als took &n active part in toe
matter, and urged the appointment of a
committee. In the course of his re­
marks, he took the view that Bismarck
men should look after Bismarck inter
ests, and aspvessed iittlc confidence in
the influence for us 01 mm living in a
region not in svrapatQy wits us. T"a
rieus matters were uiked over includ­
ing th«- caoiiil question, the new taxa­
tion of railroHd lanu.-*. protection Oi
actual settlers in their rights in caso of
extension of die grant, and the^ follow­
ing coTnmiit'.e was appointed, and
directed to report st a subsequent meet
tf action nccfissiry snci sis
to w?ys means to accomplish the worn,
viz: Mayor George Peoples, Ex Mayor
John A„ilcLean,„ L. N, Grjffin, Alder
man4 Cf R.A Williams, Capt. J. W. Ray­
mond, Dennis, Hannafin and Alexander
McKenzid. /T 'U r\i^'0- -J
JL Coming Treat*
Ifaj. M. Newsnn, of the Black Hills,
iwbo h»s recently discovered the richrst
surer mine of that rcgioa and is rapid­
ly growing into a bonanza king, has
taken to the lecture field and has also
taken the cities of the Hills by storm.
His lecture is in the shape of a "drama"
and is fall of the mast arigiaal char­
acters ever introduced upon a platform.
Tha Major is coniag this way in a
shart time aad will give his lecture in
Bismarck. It will be tha richest treat
that wa will hare hare this winter. We
will notice this lecture ia erery issue
until it is delivered. Data and place
hereafter.
Judge Kidder.
VaaklaglM 0«r.
SU Faal Pliprtfh.
Republicans
Dakota seems so much like a suburb of
Minnesota that I will add an additional
clause for its benefit. There are eight
territorial delegates in the house and on­
ly four committees where they are al­
lowed to serve, viz. Indian affairs, public
lands, nines aad mining, and territories.
Five ef these delegates are democrats and
three are republicans. Mr. Kidder has
been put upon the always important
cemmittee on public lands. Cheesing
him from his three republican associates
and to the exclusion ef two democrats,
shows fairness on the part ef Speaker
Randall, and is a sure recognition of the
ability and long services of Mr. Kidder.
For nearly thirty-six consecutive years
he has been in public life, and by a uni
ferm faithfullness therein has won this
democratic recognition. Of course his
Minnesota friends feel the compliment
somewhat a personal one, for in all our
interests we have always found him a
faithful and intelligent ally.
SOME TIMELY EVIDENCE.
Eov Fattersm Mads Kis Way Into
the Senate— ^Legislative Votes Cost
Hin From 3100 to 22,500 Apicce.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Nov.
28.—The
spec
ial investigation committee appointed
last spring to examine among other
things, into the election of John J. Patter­
son as United States senator in
1S72,
has
submitted a report. The report gives an
epitome of the testimony taken before
the committee, including about forty-four
ex-members of the legislature, white and
colored Republicans, whose evidence
concurs in the statement that Patterson's
election was secured through bribery.
About twenty testified that they were
bribed either personally by Patterson or
his agent, Worthmgton, receiving
amounts ranging from
$100
to
$2,500.
About twenty more testified that offers
of bribes were made to them and refused.
Elliott, colored, ex-member of congress,
who was Patterson's most formidabe op­
ponent, was offered
$15,000
1873
to withdraw
from the contest, which he refused. The
Offer was made«by J. B. Deniis in the
name of Patterson. Major Martin R
Delaney, colored, was present and cor
robrated Elliotf statement. Moses af­
terwards appointed J. B. Dennis jury
commissioner to draw juries for the pro­
tection of Patterson when he was indict­
ed in
for procuring his election by
bribery and the arrangement was suc­
cessfully completed. Evety witness tes­
tified that it was generally known among
members that Patterson was purchasing
his election. The evidence shows that
votes were bought while the election was
in progress. Maxwell, colored senator,
was paid to change his vote to Patterson,
which gave a majority of the senate and
avoided the necessity of a joint assembly
the next day.
Gallows Converts.
The prevalence of cruel and appalling
crimes has recently done a great deal to
diminish that demand for the abolition
of capital punishment which once claim­
ed a wide support. If an additional ar­
gument were needed in favor of the
harsh necessity which dooms certain
classes of offenders to death, it might
be found in the claim that the gallows is
the only sure and straight road to heaven,
and there is no other means of insuring a
man's eternal happiness so efficacious as
hanging him by the neck,until he is dead
in accordance with the sentence of the
court. For some time past it has been a
matter of remark that vyhile men of or­
dinary intelligence sfnd of blameless lives
usually shrank from the ordeal of death,
and showed a certain weakness before
the prospect of rendering an account of
what they had done, the most depraved
and rascally of murderers and ravishers
are enabled, under the influence of cer­
tain religious teachings, not only to as­
sure themselves ot salvation beyond
doubt or question, but to secure an ante
mortem canonization among the saints
of God. 1 TT
The recent hanging of Rcsebcrry Haw­
kins in Maryland, of which an account
was given in'our columns, of yesterday,
was a very characteristic illustration
that ill-advised religionism which insists
on the canonization ol culprits before
hanging them, and on msuitinjj the
Christianity of a decent »ile bv flaunting
the vast superiority ot that Christianity
which
has Its origin orslv in murder er
raoe. The story of the crime and of it.
penalty shows the culprit to have
one of those degraded, leprous brutes
whose very existence is a mockery of re­
ligion and a menace to society he
so low down in the scale ol hurnanit_»
that it mav be doubted wnether his in­
tellect was accessible to the influence of
remorse for crime or iear of penalty.
Yet his execution was not allowed to take
place without a small procession of cler­
gymen appearing as sponsors for nss new
baptism at the rope's end, and among
the hymns chosen as ,expressive, of his
present condition and irnmedia?-- r-.rcs
:pects were the hymns be^snnir^, viiere
fs a fountain filled with biouti,' ^Jast as
ii -H.
NO. 76.
I am, O Lamb "of God, I come," and
others cf a like character, whiSe Mr.
Hawkins kindly expressed a hope of
meeting the spectators in the streets of
the New Jerusalem.—St.Lmis Globe Dem
ocrmi.
AW EXTRAORDINARY METE0I.
The Sun Rivaled in BrfTHuury ly a
Falling Orb rf Ufkt
Irr T«rk Heimld.
RICHMOND, Va^ Nov. Ji.—The meteor
which burst upon this city to-day was fn
several respects remarkable that 1
think a record should be made of it.
Professor Winston, of Richmond College,
says: It seemed just Kke a red hot drop
of some molten material—mj a drop of
melted iroo. Itwaaalaostpea/shaped,
the smaller part being uppermost, aad it
left the impression of a semi fluid drop
moving along through or over something
that slightly resisted its motioo. so as Go
cause it to elongate behind. It is hard ft
give its apparent size, for it was not like
a star, and a comparison with any earth­
ly object would be misleading bat if tho
full moon were cut up into eight equal
parts I think oae of these would about
give the size of the meteor. I probably
saw it as soon as if became visible, and
it was then about half way from the zen­
ith to the horizon, say at an elevation of
forty-five degrees, in a direction west of
southwest from where I stood. It moved
almost perpendicular down toward the
horizon, say for twenty-five degrees, or
rather more than half way,when it quiet­
ly disappeared, apparently going behind
some very light and thin patches or
streaks of clouds that lay just there.
The motion was comparatively slow and
steadv, and the general impression was
that of a body close by, insomuch that I
hah expected to see it emerge from the
cloud and strike the earth. I suppose
the time of its visibility was about half a
second. Consulting my watch immedi­
ately I fjund the local time t» "02 thirty
eight minutes past four, which would
make the sun to be about six minutes
high, so that there was a rare meteor
showing itself in lull daylight, and with
its brilliancy and beauty pushing its suc­
cessful rivalry close up to the throne of
the great King of Day himself.
The meteor left in its track a train of
unusual beauty. At first it was a thin,
bright, brilliant line, precisely like a fine
gilt wire, marking the course very sharp­
ly, and well defined. Then it began
gradually to assume a zigzag direction, at
first varying little from its previous
straightness, but becoming slowly more
and more crooked, and zigzagging as
long as it -_was observed. At the same
time the ifne itself grew broader and
broader, till it was as broad say, as one
fourth of the diameter of the moon.
Persons watched this wonderful meteor
track at interval^ "and it was long dis­
tinctly visible, seeming to have turned to
a cloud streak and to be quietly sleeping
in the sky.
SHELL FETCH HIM.
Tho Rebellion of tho New Coachman.
(Detroit Free Pres«
The boy should have known better at
his age than to let out family secrets, but
he felt grateful to the other boy for the
use of his stilts,'and he softly remarked:
"Father wasn't home all last night, and
he hasn't come yetfT
"Gone off?" queried the owner of the
stilts.
"He's down town somewhere, we ex­
pect, and ma says she ain't going to ran
after him if he don't come home for a
month."
"Did they have a fuss?"
"Kindei. You see we had to let the
coachman go, 'cause it's hard times.
Yesterday afternoon ma wanted pa to
black up and drive her out in style. He
kicked her at first, but when she got
mad he caved in and fixed himself up 90
you couldn't tell him from a regular dar
kev. When he drove around ma called
him Peter, and ordered him to back u?
and go ahead 2nd haw and gee around,
and he got up on his ear and drove back
to the barn. Them duds came off him
like lightning, and he was so mad that
he didn't stay long enough to wash the
black off his ears."
"And what did your mother ?avr"
asked the other.
"Nothing. She looked a little sad
around the mouth, but she'll fetch him to
it if it takes all winter. He might as
well come home and begin to learn haw
to burn cork."
Bsuik in the Cabinet.
Washington correspondence of the
Cincinnati Enquirer. "We sit," said
one member, "in an order carefully
observed. The president has the large
chair at the bead of the table. Oo his
rigbt sits Mr. Evarts, who is the lead­
ing officer, an»*i in this cabmoj is de-»
cided the most ioquicioti^ Opx*o.-ite
Evaris, on the pre^ der.t'.-i left, is ifr.
Shernsan. titto* s:z»
of t&e war p^wer, wrso ~s oppo-ii
Thompson, the nnv::", ch:?!", .it: y.
the Postma-ter-^: r-iT -.i, w.
i.-s tfes attorney geneial, P'Tcn-*. (7~ri
."Schsrz is at ths foot of tb" tabe. fur­
thest from the president, btjeanse h:s
riepirtment W3S the latest i.!rS
its institution. Mr. flayes '-7ir.n
c.-:is!dts7tfblb p: .sitive.iess sorn-:imes,
if:d more t»*an anf -.^n^t m-.r.ister,
waik.s up and do*rn «hile
~'T frr:r r.£ •v-' Tae
ai-'iribsrs vu.-'n b-soii chairs Irom
the table, reclining ur sitting ac ease,
if tbin^r, »,-i ni*ieT is absent the as­
sistant reprsa-ist-i hira, and thus it has
happentd thai-Fred Seward and Rich­
ard McCqrmsck have had tr"e njht and
left hand of the 1

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