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WISCONSIN.
Tlio Political Canvass of 1875 In
lindgcr State.
Clitoring Prospects of Republican Sue
cost at the Coming Election.
The Republicans Unanimous and Hope
ful—The Opposition Discordant
and Despondent.
Disgust Among His Own Partisans at the
Impending Renomination of
Got. Taylor.
Rebellion Already Broken Out Amonj tho "Re
formers,” and Hie ” Reform " Fraud
About Played Out
BptHalCorrnpondfnei of Tht Chicago Trduiu.
Madison, Wls., Aug. 31.—1 t la ncaily tiro
months since tho Republican State Convention
was held In this city, and wo aro now on
me eve or another convention,
called by no name, but to which thOBO indorsing
the “ People's Iloform" platform of 1&73, and
the declaration of tho Reform and Independent
members of the Legislature in 1375. aro in
vited; the primaries for which arc called
under tho various names of “ Iloform."
•‘Democrat," and * Liberal Democtat.’’ The
Convention Is to moot on Wednesday of next
week, during tho tlmo of tho State Pair at Mil
waukee.—that place and time having boon se
lected with a view of getting a goodly number
of Grangers—particularly ihoso connected with
tho Stale Agricultural Society, of which Gov.
Taylor has boon President—tinder tho tutelage
of Democratic politicians. Two months have
wrought a groat change in tho aspect of our
politics. Only a few weeks ago fears wore felt
that different factions of tho Republican parly,
discordant and belligerent, would meet in Con
vention to contest with each other for suprem
acy with suets zeal and billerncßH that the parly
would bo rent in twain, whichever c#mo out
ahead.—alienating so many that defeat would
bo Juoritablo. Instead, when tho delegates
came together, their chief dosiro seemed
to bo. to do what would bo best to
promote tho common good ; there was a gen
eral disposition to concede preferences for men
sod measures. il others woro thowu to bo better
adapted to win. Tho Convention was har
monicas mid antimsiastio ; an excellent ticket
was nominated, representing dilforout parts of
tho btato, du'.crent occupations and interests,
and different nationalitico ; a genernlir-acccpja
bio platform was adopted; and tho party thor
oughly reunited, determined to organize and
work to ulepobseeu tho bogus UnforuiotH and
GAIN CONTROL or TIIC STATE.
The nctif.u of tho Convention received a more
general and hearty indorsement than ever bo
lero, with baldly a bic&tU of Uult-thidmg. and
% gcucml disposition woa shown to take hold
ami elect its ticket.
The Democrats opened their batteries of false
hood and übuso on some of tho Republican can
didates.; but their fuo has proved ineffectual,
aud Las been nearly silenced. The worst thing
they could liud to say about our candidate for
Governor, Harrison Ludiugton, was to cry
that ho was a “Know-Nothing,” and to euot?
tn him the Know-Nothing oath and obnoxious
Know-Nothing expmstonti, because, for a Joke,
bis name was put cn a lilimoiu Electoral ticket
In 1859. when he was a supporter of Premout.
Thi* ciy Lao lost its terrors, however, in view of
Iho fact that ."Jr. Ludingion’uimmediate corn-lit-
□cuts, who nro largely foreigners. have i-hown
their disbelief in his entertaining nuy proscrip
tive notions, by voting for ana ejecting him over
forcigucis whoso politics cere more in accord
with their own; aud the further fact that Mr.
Lndiogfou, in tho beetowment of places within
bis gift, has given a large time of thorn to men
who were born in other lands.
Maj. Dietz, our cauoiiate for Slate Treasurer,
was assailed because, at tbo lime of tho great
panic in 1873, he happened to have some money
dopobited iu hanks which failed, especially a sum
of $19,009, at the request of tho Treasurer of
lbs Btuto Hospital for the Inoauo, in tho Dank
of Maduoo hero, in which ho was interested,
but which was unable to stand the pressure.
Though it was clearly shown (hat Maj. Hauls',
bad made good his accounts with the State, ami
It had not lost a cent, tho changes were rung
of the enormity of his having SIO,OOO of tho
State’s money in a “ rotten hank,” till one day
Mr. Hobkirk, of the Corn Exchange Dank of
Waupuu. disappoaicd, and it was found that the
Deform Worden of tho Stale Prison
HAD SIO,OOO IN A “ROTTEN SANK” THERE.
Since then that issuo has been dropped,—all
tlio more readily, too, because it appeared that
the present State Treasurer was pursuing tho
lime policy, aud keeping deposits not only in
Jthcr people's banks, but, to a largo amount, in
one whereof bo was chief owner.
A ehiing effort bos been made to excito preju
dice. especially among bis countrymen, against
lie Republican candidate for Uocrotary of Stale,
liana 11. Warner, on tbe alleged ground that
ho was crowded on tbe Convention instead of
other Norwegians who would have been more
acceptable; whereas, no ono olso who would ac
cept had any considerable number of supporters
in tho Convention, and the Norwegians of the
northwestern part of tbe Stale, where he is best
known, warmly supported.nira; and on tho fur
ther claim that ho was not a lit representative of
the Norwegian nationality, because ho was
brought up by a Gorman, and hod not distinct
ively identified himself with his countrymen,—
it being oven asserted that ho was not a Nor
wegian at all, and could not wiite aud speak the
language. The facts bavo boon developed,
showing his Norwegian birth, his orphanage,
[be creditable and patriotic manner in which ho
bad worked bis way and won honor and esteem
among his countrymen and all who knew him;
and, wherever be goes, his appearance stiuucei
opposition.
In view of (he above foots, tbe Republicans
have
good obound to hope foq success
in this fall’s campaign, against even a united
Opposition. Furthermore, nearly all the Re
publicans who, discouraged by wrongs wlUuu
their own party, as Liberals in 1872 or Reform
ers in 1873, Joined hands with the Democrats,
are returning to tho Republican fold.—'almost
tbo only exceptions being those who have ob
tained or expeot office from their now allies.
They have seen the emptiness of Reform profes
sions, and tbe dangers of allotting the Democ
racy to gain control of the destinies of the
nation. They are alarmed, too. by tbe demauds
of some of the Democratic organa of the Htato,
—among other things, the entire repeal of the
Registry law, now limited to cities aud vil
lages; the farther removal of restrictions ou
the sale of liquor: tbe abolition of the
biate Board of Oharitlea and Reforms, whose
oversight of the charitable and penal institu
tions of the State has been productive of so
much good; an inflation of the currency, after
tbe manner of tbe Ohio Democracy,—md con
cluded that tbe best place to work for needed
civil reforms is la the ranks of the Republican
party.
If the Democracy of tbe State were harmoni
cas and enthusiastic, they could hardly expect
to aaoceed in this State this fail. Such a com
bination of heterogeneous elements as secured
su unexpected triumph two yean ago
CANNOT AGAIN UK rOUUKI).
Notes cannot again be obtained on tbe false
torstenift* of two yean ago; nor la the Wbiakv
Ring ia position now. as then, to apoud ita
feus or thousands of dollars to secure the sac
cess of Us friends, some of whom were sup-
P°ued at the same time by those professing
["opemcce. Nor can the influence of a pow
[rial railroad corporation bo secured to labor
wild Qtiugen for tho same ticket.
f*'t years have there been such division
IQ d strife among tbe Democracy of tho Bute
B M *!?*’ T be Admiulstiatiou having delenuin
■J* that lu members shall be renominated,
H earnest and outspoken opposition to tbe con
tinuance in power of tho present incompetent
r M d bn been developed, and will not dawn at
•J*; bidding of any men. There have been mut-
discontent fora long time, aud curses,
«»t loud bat deep, have been visited ou the
o'ad of Qov. Taylor almost ever since be went
>ttoo. One teaeon va that be toand U Im*
noPHiblo (o keep tho ho hvl made of
giving paying places «« llm rewind of support
In cbho of Hiiccern ; mid lio »« «>i»t nty accused of
treachery and falsehood In regard to Appoint*
monte. Iho grievance of Sat fllaiU. who wanted
to ho JUilrond CommiKnioncr or HlaP-rmon
Warden, in of tlda clara. Other*. however, wero
msOUHTKI* AND IIKMIMATEII
at the hearing and tho action of the man whom
they had elevated ahovo liii* capably or
liona. There i» hardly a prominent Oomociat
licro at the Capital who has not repeatedly and
emphatically expressed Ida diawlisfadlon.
Moat, however, concluded that ho had made ho
ranch capital among tho masHoa, who did not
know him bo well an those who saw more of him,
out of tho subjugation of tho railroads, that, j
weak aa ho wan. ho waa their strongest man, and
hia ronomlnotion waa inevitable. There wero
aotno, however, who could not oco It in that
light, and a few of thorn met in Mil*
waukooo fortnight ago to commit aa to what
could ho done about it. They found tho Oof*
ernor’e Private Hccrelary at their place of moot
ing, to spot them; hut they met notwithstand
ing. and, supposing they wero hylhcniaelvos, ox*
preased their opinion of Ida incapacity and mi*
worthincea m language that waucxtfcmolv plain,
and waa quite shocking when put in print next
morning by a *' chid among thorn lakm
Those participating In loo.mooting, capccially
those unquahliodly opposed to tho <* ovo ™" r .*
ronomlnotion, were denounced without dint by
hia organa in Milwaukee.-which, by ho way,
quarrel between tbcraHoWosllhocali and dope,
i ami by hlaporaonal organ here, ns If they had no
right to exprcaa an opinion or to c.ppono {«■<•"»-
tmtiauco where ho wan bringing reproach on I h
party and tho Blalo, Tlhh aroused their Iro. ami
a few, who could not ho donned aa eorolicada.
drew up a document severely analgnlnfS «»«
Governor, to which they afllxcd their names,
and now tho vials of wrath have been
on them. They still live, however, and pro*
pOBO tO
noiiT it oct to rmt ninsn EN ’ B ' .
Thov allowed up voiy clearly bow uuw(«o and
virion. w tho Governor s coimo In the
a r „“„Ti.U U >.T- economy 0 lim
mainly brou confined to to marvatioii
wages the pay of employes al jut tho
winch. by the wav, haß ho incontsod the (abortus,
clMflee boro that they vow von ? P c 1 a “ co ; il f L
other poiutH against him. they might bar o
*ddod that many of hm appointments to our
atnto luHUnliona havo been of tho most un
worthy cbaraccor. oml havo bred bo much mb
chiof in Uiphb lußtltutimuj-aa in lbs Imluatilal
School at Woukeaba, tho Deaf and Dumb l»Hti
ime at llolnvnu. the Institute for tho Wind at
Janesville—that llio friomlH of our Stale ebari
tab'o ponal, ami educational inHhtu:lona feel It
moHt hazardous to their welfare to have him
continued iu power. • A
Hiuco the pronunciamonlo roforrod to. the
editor of tho only Democratic Norwegian paper
iu tho State, the J.ibcraU' Jknnokrat, lion become
diHgustcd wilh Democracy when expounded to
menu support of Tavlor for Governor, and has
noli ou'. mid now the Governor’* organ teema
mtu abuse of him. Kvorv day, Demociatß
whoHo time, money, nod elTortß havo heretofore
been freely given to aid tho party, declare they
wii.l. Nor urr a jinokr
’ Tnvlor la renominated, oh they forobodo ho
ill lie. Such lovelatioiis aro threatened by
those who have been behind tho scenes »a must
make it very unpleasant for Ills Excellency if
ho is again put on tho course at Milwaukee noxc
week. The disaffection m much more wide*
spread and doap-He«lcd than ho supposes.
Ihcroisscmo special opposition, here and
elsewhere, especially among hn* own country
men, to tho reuommalum of Secretary Doyle,
who is accused, iu a three-column article, by au
Oshki.Bii Democrat, of gross malfeasance, iu
allowing Insurance (Jomputih s to transact huul
nciH in tho State contrary to law.
Another clement of discord will bo tho Chair
manship of tho State Committee, unless Rail
road Commissioner Paul magnanimously de
clines a continuance. tiloto-Ueologist Wight,
many of tho Germans, and others, vigorously
oppose his re-election.
Those best posted on the political situation
are couJldcut that, with reasonable efforts ou tho
part of Republicans, whatever tho action of tho
Convention at Milwaukee, the Democratic party
will be defeated in November by as large a ma
jority as It bad iu its lavortivo yean ago.
* Pure.
FINNEY AND MASONRY.
To t.'ie Editor of 7he Chxeaao TrV.une.
Wheaton, 111., Aug. 31.—My attention has
been colled toTim Tribune's omission, iu its
notice of Chailes O. Eitiney, lato President of
Oboiliu College, and known and honored more
widely than almost any other Christian minister
of his ago, of any mention of his sentiments and
writings on Secret Societies. To omit from au
otherwise full catalogue Mr. Finney’s book ou
Froc-Masonry, If an intentional omission, would
bo damaging to tho credit of o pnhho journal for
fairness and newspaper integrity. It Is pre
sumed that your ouuesiou wee not such, but
mat you will bo glad to have me say to your
readers concerning this truly great man that,
initialed aud made a Master Mason in early life,
ho bMd to mo, ”As soon as I was converted to
Christ, my mural nature loathed it, ana 1 imme
diately demanded my discharge from tho
Lodge.” This was before tho death of Morgan.
Ho moK no part in tbo political Anti-Masonry
which lollowod. Hut when, after tho fall of
LSUU Lodges by those discussions, ho saw the
Order returning to popularity and power, ho
wrote aud published “Fumey ou Jlaaoury,” one
of tho ablest books ho over wrote, aud which
was omitted bv Tun Twrune writer in giving a
list of his works. Vury respectfully yours, etc.,
J. lILANCIIAUD.
THE POWER THAT ENDURES.
Amidst (be changing sconce of time,
’Mid Arctic cold uim Tropic clime,
Unmoved by bale or fear;
Tuungb ustiuu rise, or notion wane,
Thougu icon recede, or mountain-chain
Dituolvo aud disappear,—
Tlioro dwells a )K>wcr that'# atlU serene
Though Time grow old ; for, halo and groan,
It 10-iU immortal youth:
Thin power, that measure* tiros and space,
Nor mortal knows ita natal place,
la Truth—unchanging Truth,
It knew the (Ind-creatcd alar;
It naw the kuulluht {rum utar
Byroad o'er the primal gloom i
It saw tuu deluged KurlU urine;
U aavr great Uaoet near the skies.
And meet Us sudden doom;
It knew the I'haruoha, sou# nud sire,—
It saw tho last of them caj.lre,
Aud stood beside his bier;
It was IQu hand along the wall
la proud lidluhazaar'a bauquct-hall,
That spread uppolKug fuar.
II saw carved out the Theban gates,
Tuo wonder ut tho World's estates,
Aud crumble all uiuite;
It ground more finely than the mills
Of all the Uods on Hume’# proud tails ;
It knew the Co-aara* Ihroue;
It walked with PsUJarcha of yore;
Two* with the Judges when they wore
Their robes from pauduu free;
Time’s scroll to I’rophoU Ik tmroUed
When they of wonders meat foretold
The dUunt years should eve.
It heard the Man of Love aud Tears
Discourse to «UU or doubtlngtars
Uow soul# irom gum might fit a ,
It heard liliu #j>vak the August Name,
Aud to lit# lUlcuera proclaim,
•• The Truth ahall uiako you free."
*TU IUU tho candid over aetk:
*Twa# nut alouo fur Mole Greek
Nor for the favored Jew!
•Tie manor to no ruco alone,—
No Empire hold# it for Ita own,—
No language, old or uew.
Ita heritage t« with the Juat;
lu guidance they securely trust
Wjjo battle fur the Right;
It la tbe pillared cloud by day,
The abaft of llama that load* the way
Through Error's aombre night t
It la the compos* and it* star;
Tu Fame that alauder canuol mar;
*Tlt Wisdom's auUd ground |
For it (bo aiudent’e oil burns tow,
With it, Art’s grand creation* glow;
Tls Muaio’a perfect sound
It is tbe ring of metal pure t
It U the Uudmork, firm aud sorst
The beacou ou the hill;
It la the fountain, strong nod clear;
Tie day and uighl, each season, year,
That Time's procession fill.
As grandly ou it ipraad* its away,
The sounds of discord die away,
Nor ancient feud remains:
It guards the weak, controls tbe strong,
Defend* the Right, coudarout the Wrung, ,
Aud each Just cause main tain*.
It tells bow all, though email or great.
Or poor or amnia lu estate,
From oue Ad-Father came;
Aud they who shun this duty clear.
To aid the ead aud helpless here,
No sweet reword may claim.
Let Truth be thau our uollcet aim 1
lu every actlou let Its uame
Our constant watchword be.
It may he fur a time o'ercast;
Fear uot, true soul, for, at the tost,
It wlua the victory.
AF.O. or Umiom LooaaKo. 9,1, o. O, F.
Qov. Tildea is a bachelor, and worth $5,000,-
COO. If he should happen to be elected Presi
dent be would probably have no difficulty in
i|jidJo£i>uu nUtttaUißMrjWK.— JtulUuuynHi
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 1875.—TWELVE' PAGES.
COPPER.
Till! Mti:Dlu<>>> I-rf-BlHlnllvc Uxcur-
Hlun to tlio Upper I’on-
Insula.
A Visit to the Calumet and Heola Mine,
tba Richest in tho World.
Taking a Trip to Hie Ismer Regions—
Descending HOI) Feet on u
“ Mnn-F.iigine.”
Tho Operations of Drilling, Blasting, Stamp
ing, and Smelling,
Some Stupendous Statistics—A Mine that Has
Paid $6,250,000 In Dividends.
npedal Ctrrrttjxindenet of The Chicago Tribun*.
Ass Aruoii, lllcb., Aug. 31.—The copper
mines of Lake Superior are
THE WOSMtt OV THE WORLD.
Their vast resources ato perhaps nnequaled by
Ihoso of any other business of like dimensions,
and certainly far surpses all other results in
mlulna. Untold ages ot time lavo swept by
while thin great storehouse of wealth hah boon
locked up from man, and it in but recently that
the door has been opened ami the contents re
vealed. Ah elsewhere, and at other times, tho
great world baa kept in reserve its treasures till
needed ; so hero, In vaults from which “ Uneven
do not break through and steal," she baa kept a
copper-fund in reserve, but ready for delivery
on demand.
Copper ia not a thing of modern times, how
ever. Wo read ihnl it was one of tho
rnwr metals known to man,
and that Tubal-Gain was “an instructor of every
artillcer in brand am] Iron.” Job lolls us that
“Iron is taken out of tho earth, and brass Is
molten out of the mono.” Tho rulers of Egypt
worked a copper-mine in tbo I’otiiobiila of Hinai
in too fourth dynasty. It was owed by tho Syr
ians, I’butuicians, Greeks, and Homans, in the
manufacture of monuments and statues of
bronze. It required 900 camels to carry away tho
pieces of biouzo from the Colossus of Rhodes,
nine centuries after this structure hod been
tumbled into the dust. Obscure races before
tbo Indian used this mcla), as shown by tho
relics now and then turned up from tho soil.
Tho Aztecs of Mexico used it id their chisels
ami axes; it has been found, according to Pros
colt, iu largo, half-finished blocks of granite, in
the quarries of 31111 a. Tho Peruvians and Bean*
dinavians employed it for various uses ; and an
cient coins everywhere were made of copper. Our
ancestors employed it for purposes that we can*
not, as wo find the Pihlo full of references to its
use iu chains, pillars, lovers, mirrors, helmets,
spears, etc. Evan hows of copper were used by
them. Tnoy must have known some secret of
alloying or tempering which wo do not possess,
About the only mines iu tho world that
are those at Lake Superior.
IHI2, this waa u wild, almost macccsei
bio region, occupied by the lo
diana and wild beasts. Irou and
copper were so abundant that tho savage found
them upon tho surface of tho gruund, and fash
ioned them into tools; ao lie told tbo white man
of their existence wheu the latter came to this
region.
After 1844, the country waa rapidly explored
and Bottled by English adventurers. Dr. Doug
las Houghton, tho Htato Geologist, was the first
to call attention to tho wealth of copper hero,
la 1845. the ClilT Mine waa opened, and tho
work of copper-mining really began. Tho
liclicst deposits lie on howeenaw Point, and tho
most fortunate of the mines at present are tho
Calumet aud Hocla. which in reality are one.
The Legislative excursion party visited this
mine, and, as one of tho company, I tried to got
a true idea of its extent, and of tho manner of
its work. Although a portraval by a feoblo pen
must compare ignobly with the reality, yet 1
shnll state simply furls that will hardly ho
credited, so aalouUUiogly productive is this
great enterprise.
OI'ENINO or THE GREATEST MINE IN THE WOULD.
The Calumot and Hecla Mina was opened
in 13C7,—0n0 having boon discovered
in tins place two years before b.r
Edward J. Hulburt. It Boon revealed the fact
that tho mine wan to bo a piotltablo ono. Heavy
capitalists were introduced to it, and their money
nan invested. A Company waa organized with a
capital Block of 80.000 sliaros at & par value of
per eharo; $4,000,000 won expended in
equipping tho mine, ami £450,000 in building
stamp-mills. Home shares changed hands at an
early day at $6 eacti: hut the Company was con
fident of success, and kept earnestly and
Hteadily at work. To-day those ahaica cannot
bo bought for $l5O each; in fact. tlnjlr
owners cannot bo induced to part with them at
any reasonable price. Quincy A. Shaw, of Dea
ton. is President of tho Company, and Alexander
Agassiz is ouo of the largest stockholders. Mr.
Agassiz spout last year at tho mine, with his
family. Tho work is superintended by Mr. J. N.
Wright, who gets tho comfortable salary of
SIO,OOO a yoor. Although, as already stated, tbo
two mines aro virtually ono, oach keeps a sepa
rate account of its products and expenses, and
is looked after by its own subordinate Superin
tendent. Upwards of
3.500 MEN AHR EMPLOTEI)
by tho Company, aud the mines support a pop
ulation of 5,000 people. Many of the workmen
bavo families, aud their homes make tho thriv
ing and beautiful Villago of Calumet. It was a
matter of surprise to Hud here such a town,
with its hotels and business-houses, aud, above
all, a magmticout school-building of stone aud
wood, just completed at a cost of $75,000 or
SBO,OOO. It took away all ideas of “ wilderness "
and “ aborigines" that bad been flitting
through tho minds of those visitors. Cue
thousand men work underground in drilling and
blasting the rock and in loading it into cars, In
which it is hauled to (ho surface.
A DESCENT INTO A MINE.
I was fortunate enough to he one of a party of
six to tike a trip to tho “ lower regions.” Tho
other members of tho party worol’iof, C. K.
Adams, of Michigan University; tho Ilou.
Charles W. Olisbeo, of CaßsopoUs, Iteador in tho
House of Representatives at Washington 5 tho
Hon. E. O. D. Holden, Secretary of Blsto; C. O.
Allison, of tho Sniioiial democrat , Cass
opolis; and Charlea A. Drodio, repro
sontative of tho Detroit Free Press. Tbe par
ty did not imagine that they were on tho road to
that fabled Hades which &noas visited, for
nothing ou the way suggested it hut the down
ward movement aud the blackest darkness. In
stead of Increasing warmth the characteristics
of Iho atmosphere woro cold and dampness.
Bofoje entering, wo wore clad in minors' suits
and provided with candles, one lighted and in
the hand, while tho other rested in one of our
capacious pockets, to he nsod in emergency.
The descent was made for 800 foot on
A MAK-ENOIHS,”
which 1b perfectly safe, and works somewhat m
follows { Timbers 0 or 8 inches square oro bolted
together at the ends, till one continuous piece Is
obtained long enough to reach the required die*
tance into the mine. This rests upon wheels,
which move on the Inclined plane of the shaft of
the mine. The whole is operated by steam-pow
er, and ie drawn upwards about 20 feet, and then
allowed to return slowly. This alternate motion
of up aud down is all it has; hut by its side is
another of like construction aud movement
except that this moves upward, while
the other goes downward, aud vice
vena. Those timbers, at distances of 10 feet or
thereabouts, aro surmounted by platforms large
enough for a man to stand upon. The passenger
steps upon one of these, and descends 20 feet:
then, stepping to the opposite platform, which
is ready to receive him, ho goes still farther on
his wayj aud, lu the course of too minutes, has
leached the bottom. (The ether COO feet Is
traversed on ladders.) This mode of descent is
easy aud very safe. No one, unless exceedingly
heedless, can meet with an accident; and yet.
we were told by our guides that miners who have
worked here for years never rode upon this
•• engine" without fear, and that inauv times
they have preferred to climb the whole distance
on ladders.
On lauding at the bottom, we were conducted
through the drifta in all directions, and shown
the various processes of
DlllLUNa AND BtASTINO.
While It takes boars to force a drill with sledge
hammers into the solid rock, a drill operated by
compressed air does the work in a few minutes,
llotu methods are osed. The rock, *heu
blasted, is in Urge masses of tons' weight.
These are rolled into oars and
hauled out of the mioa on the
iucltnad railway by steam-power, The whole
Sstem of work U so perftet that the workman
tho rntao has hot to mu * beU-rope, tfgntUa*
an operator at tho engine a half-mile away, and
tho oro Htar.’H on ilrt upward trip. This operator
never kc»>h tho load ho has caused to he hauled
up. and vet with perfect accuracy, guided by a
ncaln before him, lio rims it out of tho mine
upon an elevated track, and cause* it to ho
dumped into rallroad-carfl hclow, which In turn
carry tho oro to tho stamp-mill or to tho
'•rmshor.”
A« wo grope about tho dark recesses of tho
mmo, wo are impressed by tho dorp darkness,
which our single lights cannot penetrate farther
that! a few feet, and by tho awf.il stillness an wo
listen, broken only hy the shout of eomo truck
man an ho pUßhen his load of rro along tho drift,
or hy sntnn distant hlsst. yet the scene Ib inde
scribably beautiful as our lights arn rcilected
from tho glittering surfaces of tho copper
crvstalrt.
Tho men at work hero aro mostly Welsh, who
seem to have a special lining for thin bUKiti«>rtn.
Thoy work by tho fathom, find earn from 979 to S9O
a month. TJiis mine is well supplied with fresh
air, Kiirl ifl umto freo from writer; it cannot bo a
very unhealthy place to work.
aro full of interest, for litre the copper in sepa
rated from tho refuse. iVmerlul machinery
pound* tho ore to tho consistency of powder,
when, by a free use of water and sieves, the cop
per Is freed from iho other material. Much of
it. of course, is very line, hut Holid nug
gets of (several pounds* weight aro
often obtained. i'ut into barrels, it
tlinu goes to thn smeUing-furnaro, and
ih subjected to transformation into ingots, bars,
and plates, when it in ready for tho market.
Most of It is shipped to Moslem cities, wnoro it
sells for a price varying ftcro 22 to 25 cents a
pound. Tho Htamp-tuilirt of the (’alumot and
Jlccla Companies are located 5 miles from their
mine, and on the bank of Torch bake. A rail
road connects the two, affording quick and easy
communication.
The vein of copper worked by thin Company
runs nearly noith ami south on Kewee
naw Fuint, ami extends into tho earth
at an angle of 130 dcgicoa, and to a depth
immeasurable, so far «w in known. Thn increas
ing depth of the mine shown no diminution m
the quantity or quality of tho ore. Tho vein
varltH in lluckucHH from 12 to 15 feet. It has
been worked over a distance of 1 mile In length,
mid is known to ho as good for another mile.
The mine is practically inexhaustible.
IMPORTANT HTATIRtK H.
The following statistics will corroborate all
that bait been raid auout tho magnitude of this
mmot lu 1873 it declared a dividend of
91,200,000, and its total dividend*
have been 90.250,00(1. During tho year
onding July 1. 1807. it nroducod 075 (ouh and 003
pounds of oro. Tho increase from tlim amount
uaa been gtadual, till, during tho year muling
Deo, 31, 1873. 0,750 tons woro raised. Tho total
product of tho mine during tho four years pre
ceding and Including 1873 woh over 32.973 ions,
and there have been taken from tho mmo. slnco
its opening to tho close of 1873, 42.350 tons.
Tho whole amount of dividends declared hy all
tho paying mines to theclose of 1873 is $13,720.*
000. aiid tho whole amount of coppor-ore raised
Up to 1874 is 195.033 tons.
Tho annexed tablo shown tho amount of in
got-connor produced in this region since tho
lirnt mines were opened, and its total value.
Tho rapid iuctoass id its } reduction wilt also
bu noticed:
Ipproxiruate etaUinent t/tnoot-cnpper produced, and
Upvalue:
MS to 1859.
ileforo tho year
1873
Total,
That this business is destined to become a
leading one in tbo countrv, if not already so.
there is no doubt. It is to be borne in mind
that mining in the Upper Peninsula ih still in its
lufaucy. Tbo Companies are Just beginning to
got familiar with (heir work, and so oro becom
ing able to make tbo most of tboir opportuni
ties.
Them is no Indication of exhaustion yet, nor
probability that tbo work of centuries can ma
terially diminish tbo supply of ibis vast store
house of wealth. The business wilt oxalt not
only tbo Great Northwest, but especially our
own State; and it is quite likely that tlio most
liberal aid will bo granted by the authorities
hereafter in developing this region. Q. I’. B.
THE LIQUOII QUESTION.
A memorial to Conpreas*
To Ihe I'cvplc of Indiana : The accompany
ing- memorial to Congress is herewith mibmiitcd
to the voters and women of lodtaua fur their
signatures. Its sncclflcattous were determined
by tlio late Biale Temperance Convention, and
tho Executive Bnard of tbo Woman’s Chriatiau
Tcmperauco Union instructed to prepare tlio
racmonol and issue it for signatures. It ia tbo
hope of thoao who have thin matter moat at
heart, that it maybe presented to every man ami
woman tn Indiana, and go to Congress this win*
tor with tbo name of a majority of the voters
of tbo State, and aa many of tho women aa pos
sible.
Forward all names to Mrs. Z. G-. Wallace. No.
272 North New Jersey street, Indianapolis, bolero
Dec. 1. 1875.
The Hon. William Baxter to represent the
temperance voteis, Charles F. Cofllu the State
charities, tho Iter. Dr. J.ll.Bayliss the churches,
and Mrs. Z. O. Wallace the women of Indiana,
were appointed a committee by tbe State Con
vention. to present ibis memorial ol Washing
ton during tlio coming winter. It is also con
templated asking tbe co-operation of the other
eighteen States* organized under tbo Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, in a similar me
morial Mna. Z. Q. Wallace, Pres't,
Mus Auoktta llott. Cor. Soc'y, "
Woman's Christian Temperance Union, of Indi
ana.
To thr Honorable Kmat* and llotui o.f Jleprtuniatitet
vf tit* UmUd Stales, m Conarett artetnbtrd:
Whereas, The liquor traSlo is fraught with
evil to tho property, health, homes, lives, and
peace of our citizens; and
Wurbbah, Governments are instituted to see
care tho jioaco. prosperity, and well-being of tb
citlzeu; therefore,
We. tbo undersigned citizens of (ho State of
Indiana, hereby pray your honorable body—
/’trsf—To appoint a commission to investl
gate and report tbs effects of the liquor traftio
in tho United States, on the health, intelligence,
Industry, prosperity, crime, and pauperism of the
individuals; also upon taxation, revenue, and tbe
genera) welfare of tbo country.
Second—To prohibit tbo importation of alco
holic liquors from foreign countries.
Third—To prohibit the manufacture and sale
of alcoholic liquors as a beverage in tbe District
of Columbia, in tho Territories of tbe United
States, and all places whore Congress exorcises
ezdUHivo legislation.
yourth—'io require totel abstinence from
alcliolio liquors as a beverage, on tbe part of
all officials and subordinates in tbe civil, mlU
tar*, and naval service of tbe United Sutso.
And wo will continue to pray.
ELAINE’S SONQ TO LANCELOT.
Yea ! I shall sleep, Heed not this idle sobbing:
UUcd oVr my aoui the lovo-llght of your eye*.
Soou. aoou this heart alutl cms 1U painful throb*
Mug,
To seek (bo soundless iu and silent skits.
B)ch j>, dreamless tlevp, will como forever more.
With neither peat to mourn, Dor future to deplore*
Ye* I I shall sleep. Tbe nightingale is singing:
K iUoru has deeply pierced her gentle breut: fl
Those troubled notes within my soul are ringing, w
lint I must shortly sleep, sod she must rest.
Uod bears tby plaint, sweet Philomel: lie bean.
As Do baa beard tbe plaint of man through all tbe
Yean.
Y*e I I must sleep. Too long the day has tarried,
Aud oh I too hard the ways of God and men.
Though bravo the hurt, and groat the hoiw It carried,
j u tain lu longing wish tor happtnoaa has beau.
Dut I can rest In this sweet, slleut dell;
And thou wilt say, Beloved, aoftly, “ It la welt.”
Lilly Lax s.
NEW TANNING PROCESS.
titteeial Corrtirondmco of The ChUaw Tribune,
Des Moinxs. Is.. Aug. 80.—Iowa mil soon be
independent of oak-forests and hemlock-swamps.
A now process of tanning leather, by using the
tanuiug-plauC instead of bark, has been fully
tested aud proved successful. One ton of the
plant ‘ will tan 400 pounds of leather,
which is more than the earns weight
of hark will do. Dark costa about
sl3 per too. tbe plant not to exceed $5, and the
latter produces a bolter quality of leather.
Tbo plant grow' l ! wild in this Btate in large
quantities. In a single tract in tbe western
part of tbe Htalu there la over 18,000 acres,
which will produce 3 tons to the acre. lowa
now has the means to make Us own leather.
The process of tannins Is precisely the same as
with hark, except that tbs Jules of the plant,
prodaoed by steaming, is Mad instead of haria
Waukesha Enjoying the Late Freaks of
the Weather-Clerk—Rosea Bloom
ing a Second Time.
Shipments of Mineral Walera—Dullness
In Ileal Estate—l>alc Arrivals—
The Dodge Club.
Events at St. Charles and Geneva—A Wed
ding and a Picnic—Personal Notes.
WAUKESHA.
03 iff the siudk.
Atwfaf Corre»f’f>n4rnf* o/ Th* CAieaff» Tnbuns.
Wai.kcsiu, Win., Kept. 2.~llave wo not made
a mistake in our reckoning, and does not our
calendar need revising again? Hurely. for the
last few days tho warmth of midsummer has
been upon un rattier than tho cool hreer.cn of au.
tumn, Tho vegetation that ten days ago shiv
ered in tho cold is now shriveled with tho boat;
and tho roses, eomo of them, thinking that sum
mer han come again, aro blooming for tho second
time. Tho cooling showers this morning axe in
deed refreshing.
Tishing-parties to Fcwaukes Lake are all
the rage Just now, and extravagant success im re
ported by tho disciples of Hir Isaac. Lakeside
wart full last week ; 120 spent Sunday there.
I'IIOOUESS.
The Carney Opera-House is nearly completed,
and there in little doubt but that it will meet tho
want ho long felt of a suitable place for public
amusemente. The hull proper Ih 70 by 30 feet :
the gallery and dtcss-circle extend around throe
sides, and the entire seating capacity is some
thing over COO. Due attention has ocon given
to tho acoustics and ventilation of tho room.
Tho stage is well arranged. Tho scenery was
designed by Mr. Trank Kkllf, of Chicago. Tho
general good effect of tho whole is largely
duo to tho taste and skill of Mr.
C. 8. Hartwell, of this place, who received
the contract for (he woodwork. Our citizens
will appreciate tho business enterprise of Mrs.
E. H. Carney that has famished a ball ao neat
and desirable. We may expect a groat improve
ment in the number and style of our pubho en
tertainments now that wo have so inviting a
placo iu which to sco and bo aeon.
There baa been considerable building going on
during the summer. Growth and progress are
manifest on every aide. Ac the same time, many
of tbo moat desirable placoa are offered for sale,
and it w a matter of surprise among tbo visitors
that, in no thriving a town. such should be the
case. The high prices at wbu.i propel ty is bold,
and (he fact that scarcely any b*1?« are actually
mad®, probably explains it. Owners would bo
perfectly willing to dispose of their property at
a handsome advantage, and with the profits
put up modem houses, while purchasers prefer
to build to suit themselves, rather than buy old
bouses at exorbitant pr'cee. It is noticeable
that there are no buildings waiting lor occu
pants ; scarcely a vacant room con bo found in
1ox>». Value.
IS."", fd.OOO.WIO
a.'oo i.hsc.ooo
3,5"0 I,h>i,UUO
4.S(KJ 2,«U".(*U
C,WO .'l,:i:s7.-'VOO
s.ma.ion
C.'.U) 4,4.0,(100
d.vfl G.uo.oco
7.000 6,14.\U00
7.0 m 4,70),(4)0
8,230 4 140,000
o.iki 4,s'jj.oee
la/jtw r.uw.iJw
lu.ctfi r..c.):,vio
Vi,*r»7 6,1T1,:«V1
1V.1U2 7,774.720
lI.VUI 8,200,000
the town.
Tbo plank walks that have recentlv been laid
in different p&cta of the village ate
a groat improvement on tbo rough
stone blocks that have ro long hardened
(lie solos of this w«i»' community.
Too old walks form an civ .<? foundation
for the now ones; and, tboiigii .. .icoms too bad
to cover up the curious old fossils, and (be gratis
growing between the cracas in such a pictur
esque way. tbo board walks are vastly better and
mure comfortable.
.142,'.'83 $84,303,82-’)
The Union School and Cairoll College opened
this week. —the former under the charge of .Mr.
W. J. Bowen, nod tbo latter with Prof. W. L.
liankin os Principal. Tno many friends and
patroua of tbo College expect greater prosperity
ami success for the institution! than ever before.
It aims to be a thorough academy and training
school for teachers. The course of study
is very attractive. Gver seventy-five atu
dents have been enrolled. It is confidently
hoped that the endowment fund will be well
under way before the year closes.
Tbo .Milwaukee District Methodist Confer
ence is in session boro this week. The Kov. Mr.
Stowe, Presiding Elder of the district t the Kev.
31 r. Haddock, of llaciiio ; tbo Ilsv. Mr. lioskms,
ot Milwaukee, and many others, are present.
Yesterday afternoon quite a lively discussion
followed an essay upon the ••Atonement,”
written by the liov. IV. E. Walker, of Pevraukea.
The Rev. Mr, Brown, of Oconomowoc.
preached lu the Baptist Church last Sunday
evening, giving some account of tbe Jabora of
Messrs. Moody and Ssukey.
The Bov. Ur. Martin, of Mazomanie. aod tbo
Rev. Mr. Faseotl, uf Miltou, are spending a few
daya hare.
Tho Hon. Vernon Ticbcuor haa gone to lowa
to visit bin sou.
Mr. Frier and Mr. King, of Chicago, have been
at W. S. Green's.
The Hon. C. Q. Heath was in town tost week.
Tho Hon. C’barlee 0. Williams, M. C., spent a
few daya at Waukesha lately.
Three highwaymen attempted to rob the ear
from Oconomowoc last Tuesday. They ti&ro
captured tbo same day. aod lodged in the County
Jail yesterday. They wore taken bock to Ocono
mowoo for trial.
The tsummev-lijno, when nearly all who pat
ronize mineral waters are off to tbo springe,
and drinking at the fountain-bead, is
tbe poorest time * for shipments;
but about 2,000 barrels of Bethoeda have
been ordered from different parts of the coun
try during the lost four month*.
Something over 200 arrivals at ihe various
hotels are reported in tho last 2 J laimU’alcr, A.
largo number are from Chicago ; among them
ate the following:
K_ 1». Chase, U. B. Janwwon, H. L. Wttbauie, P. J.
Qealy, I*. H. ijoirk, William K. Bounin. Mrx. Tburu*
tuu, Blue Klnatclu, J. IL. lltavkcu, U, Tnecuer. Mr*.
Joseph Mac Donald, K. U. Brok Mao, J. K. Hardy.
Georgs Eeer, Jobs Alston and wife. Alias Annie Ala ion,
F. D. Ala urn, Charles Hepcr, W. 11. lirafford, Mn, L.
Lafim and son, Mias Nina Kent, 11. UuaaelL U.
Lowry and daughter, Charles Fargo and wifs. allsa
Fargo, Mlaa Gilbert, A. U, Dewy.J. A. Davol and
wite, K. \V. Noyes aud wife. B. M. Taylor, D. A. Gag*,
I>. A. Hall, 6. F. Gala, Charles J. Witte, J. C. CarroU,
D. Andrews, W. H. Andrew*, Mias Whipple, Mr*. W.
c, Biustt, Mias A. M. Bluett. Col. George T. CUn*.
MEMORIAL.
Bometlaea we have to go away from home to
see ourselves as others see us. Xu a late Mil
waukee paper occurs tho following paragraph
concerning one of the leading interests of the
village :
Th« wooUa-milt at Wauksstia, eae of the beet m»a
■gttl aud uoit profitable manufactories la
Uie Stale, baa never teaaed running up to
1U fuilaat capacity during all tbe bard
time*. Under the very able management of
Mr. lUcbard Utreet, the Superintendent, the finest
clothe, caMlmcrea, etc., are turned out. Paring the
year tbe null will continue at leaat ISO,OOO pounds of
wool. Tbe mill emuloys aeventy bauds, and pays out
upward* of 12,500 a month In 1U pay-roll. Mr, direst
liia Jim completed a contract of 2,030 abawla for
Fkld, Letter It Co., of Chicago. He baa now to bla
looms a targe lot of entirely new patients of cassitneres
and coating* for winter wear. Tbe products of ibis
manufactory made a fine display at tbe different fairs
and expositions laat fall, and undoubtedly this year
they wiU have a atiU greater variety of goods on exhi
bition.
The bop at tbo Bruce House to-night promises
to bo one of the most enjoyable par ties of tbo
season. There baa been a lull to tbo social
festivities of tbe town since Jack Frost's last
appearance. Tbo Dodge Club, a aocrot society
composed of three popular young gentlemen of
the place, is ouo of its prominent social (oaturos
atpiosout. It la quite a mysterious affair; its
members Uavo tbetr secret sessions, their lodges,
and pass-words. All plans for picnics, parties,
and pleasure excursions of every sort either orlg
iuato in tbeir fertile minds, or are subjected to
thorn for sauctlou and approval. Of the object
and origin of this wonderful Club no oue
kuows, but it seems to he a continuation of New
Year’s customs, and to be devoted to making
calls upon (he young ladies. On a certain even
ing of each week those young gentlemeu ere
sure to make tbeir appearauco at somebody’s
bouse, well supplied with confections, conun
drums, and compliments, and. as they are lively
aud agreeable, and quite general in tbalr atten
tions, they axe always most ootdially received.
Bx. CkißLXd. JU., Bopt. 9.-. Our city la becom
ing more aud more lively. The grand event of
(be season is tbe marriage of Ur. Carl Doemau
to Miss Belle MoMaater, both of Bt. Charles, by
the Iter. E. N. Andrews, Congregational pastor.
The ceremony took place at the residence of (be
bride’s parsnts, Wednesday, Bent. 1* at 11 o’clock
a. m. Both partita stand vary high In tbs oily,
belonging to tbs test families. Tbs happy era*
VICINAL.
It VIAL ESTATE.
schools. ETC.
THE WOOLEJC /ACTOUT.
SOCIETY.
ST. CHARLES.
A MABBIAOX.
Bveeial CVrrwpondrnee of The Chicago Tribune,
pie were Attended by a largo number of tbetr
friends. Among whom wore Mr. And
Mm. I), h. ZabrDkle, Capl. and Mrs. Doornail,
Mr. and Airs. Frank AlcAlastor, Air. and Mrs. 11.
11. Smith of Turner Junction, Mm. Atkinson,
Mrs. Meredith of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Coles
herry of Lodi, III.; C. P. Dussoy of Aurora, III.;
Dr. Bussey, Edward Bosnian, Alisa Kato MeAlaa-
Icr. Mr. A. Merrill of the Bt. Charles Leader,
and Miss Townsend. The bridal presents wore
numerous and beautiful: A solid silver berry*
basket from Dr. Bussey; silver card*
basket from C. F. Bnsaey; silver
fruit-dish from Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Za
bmkie; card-basket from Mies Kale McMaster ;
' set of silver teaspoons and forks from Airs.
Booman; an elegant silver card-case from Mr.
Carl jtoeman to his bride; a pair of gold brace
lets from Edward Doetuan; a magnificent gold
watch and chain from Capt. Boeman to the
bndoj Hhakspcaie's complete works, from Mr.
and Mrs. Maim: an elegant fan from Mis. 11. il,
Hrailli. After partaking of a bridal banquet, the
happy couple took the cars for the East, on a
bridal tour, on which they will he gone about
four weeks.
riosic.
The Congregational Church of tbia city gave a
fiicnic at Town's Grove, between Geneva and
{atari*. The grove in one of the finest spots
on the Fox River. It le the private park to the
residence of its generous ami kind proprietor.
Mr. Town. The osual games and accompani
ments were freely indulged in, and a moat pleas
ant time was the experience of ail. Among
those recognized mav Ihj laoutioood Mr. and
Mrs. 1). L. /abmkie 3lre. and Mra. Furnold,
the Iter. K, N. Anderson and wife. Mr. ami
Mra. L. C. Ward, .Mra. Ed Bros*, Mra.
JJ, C. Cregior, Sira. 8. B. Hula. Mra.
Bowman, 3lrs. John Strader. Mra. J, N. Lloyd.
Mian Emma ZabrinKie, Silas Florence O'Bryan of
New York, Mian Braunbold, Mlaa Bello Kelley,
Miss Winioritigbam. .Mies I'lmnber, Mlaa Flor
ence Cicgicr, Miss M. Loutloy, Mififl May liroHo,
Mms Hmob Gillot. Mina Lihbie Vcodor, Mina
Kltio Maybourn, Min# Jennie Durant, Mr. Arthur
Morrill of tbu Kt. Charier Jsa>i?r. Mr. Mooro,
Frank Baird. George Bcnnott of Geneva, James
By era of Ktaoston, Kd Bowman. 11. M. Greene
ot Saratoga, and Charles 51. Warren of Chicago.
I'KIISONALS.
Miss L,iUio Farron. who baa boon here on a
visit tor tbo pant two weeks, baa returned to ber
homo in Chicago.
Cbarloa T. 1-arson, graduate of tbo Union Law
College of Chicago, ia visiting hia aunt, Mra.
Rood Farson.
Oapt. Boflraati’ri now and elegant store will
soon be ready for occupancv.
Uur wortbv Postmaster. Esquire Bill, has re
turned home from a sojourn at Spring Lake,
whore ho has been rusticating during the bum*
mer-mouths for hia health.
Mr. William Bcotl'a hoteo and buggy, while
standing in front of .Mr. Cregior's residence,
marled off ou their own book.—the buggy turn-
ing over and breaking ; no damage othtrwiso.
Wilbur C. Hunt, a young and promising law
yer. who lately graduated in Chicago, has been
appointed City Attorney.
Mus Lizzie Eastman’is visiting with Gov. Bev
eridge at Springfield.
Monday morning the gouu people of Geneva
wero happily surprised by a visit from Brother
Moody's church. Fifteen car-loads of picnickers
spent the day on Herrington's Island.
Mins Ueteu Heath, of Chicago, U visiting with
ber triend, 3l|kh Jessie Conant.
Miss Ylamie H, Mernmtn, of Saratoga, ia vis
iting her friends in this place.
T. C. Veodcr. John Htrader, Cbarloa Anderson,
William Stryker. William Marshall. J. Nuts Lloyd,
and the liev, Mr. Scott, started for Nebraska, on
a pleasure-trip, last Tuesday.
Mrs. Sarah L. Utter, of New York, who has
been visiting at Cregior'a summer residence, is
now visiting her sister, Mrs. Frank Wells, of
Chicago.
KXOXVILLE*
The City—St« Mary’s School* and the
Sw«tlUh>Amencau €ollecc<
Special Ctrr <*wndmf« fj Tht C/sumuo lYtSun*.
Knoxville. 111., Aug. 31.— There are few places
presenting more business advantages to the sur
rouuding country than Knoxville, sod none
more desirable and ploaeaut as a place of real*
deuce. The erection of the new store-buildings
on the north side of the Square, the Kite of the
late disastrous fire, discloses to the moat casual
observer the facts of its recuperative force (ro
tired as it is) and the vitality of ita cosiness re
sources. The work of rebuilding has been pushed
forward with groat vigor. This, together with
the rapid headway already made in the con
struction of the new High-School, on Main
street,—a building which will compare favora
bly with any of its class in this section of tho
country,—and the progress made iu the erection
of the Swodieh'Aiuericaa College, indicate a
spirit of enterprise and business activity for
which Knoxville is lastly distinguished j sud
the incessant click of the mason’s trowel on the
main thoroughfare for weeks past adds a now
chord of music to Knoxville and mingles sopo
rlously in tho noisy hum of its business mart.
It would naturally bo supposed that the recent
loss of the County Beat would have been a severe
blow to the bones of the community, and the
late destruction by tire of some or her finest
business buildings would have toon felt as an
additioual misfortune; but to-day little it
any despondency is visible. She seems soon
to have rallied, at*] from these disas
ters to have directed her eoerglcs to
other sources of improvement and distinction,—
manifesting clearly a spirit to still beautify
Knoxville and the advantageous site which she
j occupies as a city.
RT. mart's school.
One of its noblest features, Bt. Mary’s School,
(be palatial home of educational refinement, is
of tbe city a vital part. Munificently endowed
by tbe generosity of one of Knoxville's most
prominent and wealthy citizens, tbe Hon. James
Knox, and sustained by patronage from various
soctinea, tbo East and tbe Far West, the North
and fbo South, under the efficient direction and
managerial tact of its talented Superintendent,
Doctor C. W. Leffiogwoil, aided by a well-chosen
faculty, and tbe perfect harmony and home
like air which jxirvado tbe interior management,
this institution bids fair to place itself as
prominent in tbo front rank, with educational
facilities second to none throughout tba length
and bredth of tbe land. Xu outward appearance
it is imposing to the eye of tbs stranger, by its
stately proportions and architectural beauty;
the interior ia embellished by art aud taste be
stowed with a lavish band.—paintings, sculpture,
ornamentations of artistic boautv ; aud all the
appliances of a thoroughly classical andscientifio
school ar« evident throughout.
* TUK aWKUIHU-AHCUICAN COLLZOE,
now in course of erection, is another bring evi
dence of the philanthropy of tbo benefactor of
Bt. Mary’s. It la a significant feature in the his
tory of Knoxville in tbo future,—eugrafung upon
our soil and identifying with an American insti
tution tbe acioua of a foreigu race, who in time
will assimilate, by the force of educational affin
ities, with the freemen of our American Itejmb
llc, giving to tbe future multiplied forma in evi
dence of the great work now but just begun.
Tbs Bwedos, as a cues, are energetic,
physically and intellectually, readily adapt
ing themselves and their interests to those |
with whom they affiliate. This, the country of
their adoption, welcomes them to her soil with a
willing heart and an open hand, —a token of
which is tbo establishment of a College for the
education of their youth. The College, of
which Mr. Knox is tbe founder, in architectural
design is ebaato and imposing, and, when fin
ished. will be another structural adornment
to Knoxville. Situated at the terminus of Main
street, within the cily limits, on the east, it ia
retired, (bough easily accessible. It will em
bellish tbat portion of the city, and prove an in
teresting feature. The Bile ia wall chosen, hav
ing been selected with discerning judgment.
Knoxville has reason to congratulate herself
and to be justly proud of her educational edi
fices. Tip.
DAYS OF ABSENCE.
LOT* U a Ump unieen, burala* to wuU.-.V. J*. WUHt.
They tell me tbou art happy. Have tns days ef ab
sence chilled
AU the fervor of the passion that thy heart onoe fondly
thrilled T
Dees no thought of vanished pleaiorea waken m thy
memory now ....
E’en cut leu oar recollection of thy first sod fondest
vowt
It the out Indeed forgotten T Can th* heart to aoon
Uu ■ UghUy ottered Wt tb6d 00
la ueb iiuujy bope than endad»—fadad to return no
Uoat Saanadow of MlrangamantUngu now tad»T*r
norat
Yat, amid tba day* unnumbered, aoma of plauura
And dMpbU T irtmiii U» /»«»• forgdJolMM, tot
A lainu Iroa tin oiMuTlo
HAY-FEVER.
Tho Won of a Regular Sufferer fron
This Annoying Complaint.
An Additional Affilcdon Till, Year
“ On Horror’s Head, Horrors
Accumulate.”
To th« Editor of Th* Chlettno Tribun* •
Btkaumo, 111., Bept. I.—Unfortunately I to
oooof tbe sufferers from tho annual ttUok ol
what Is known ta Hay-Fever. For more than
half-a-ecore of years I have borne up under IU
terrible afflictions with such patience and forti
tude as I coaid muster from year to year. Borne*
times 1 bare felt that my powers of endurance
were all gone; and once I did flee to the cold,
bracing lule of Mackinaw, where relief speedily
came. Hut this means money and valuable time;
hence, as a rule, I bare remained here and suf
fered It oat.
If the tantalizing disease itself were all I bad
to endure, X might have some courage to
“fight it oat on that line" until frost
comes. Iq seasons gone by I bare
bad to ton the gauntlet of every old
woman whim and quack-doctor 1 was nnforto*
nalo enough to meet with. Ono doctor was sure
that electricity was a sure cure ; and, as a Uay-
Fevcr sufferer will submit to anything in sci
ence and old-fogy doctors in finding a remedy,
so X resigned myself into electric baths until I
was a walkiog lightning-rod, with every hair on
ond from its effects. Another wan euro of some
thing else, and I tried all, until therowas hardly
enough of uo loft lomako a respectable sneezo;
and, if Hay-Fever had any respect for itself, 'the
doctors, or tho speech of tho people, it would
nave boou ashamed (o hang on to a man so long
aftor bo had surrendered and spoke for
liis cofiln. All these and many more
1 have endured, and can endure; but
the present season has developed a new afflic
tion, that promises to overwhelm all others, and
what little there is of Hay-Favor sufferers with
it. Beside It, all the rest of our sorrows and
sufferings dwarf into insignificance. Let me
tell what it is. and bow 1 discovered it.
Whether yoa know it or not, it ia true that
Hay-Fever commences about tbe 16th of Angart
every year, and lasts until frost comes. Prompt
ly It made its appearance this year, and. as 1
was walking through this quick, hard-working
city, I was doing a largo amount of sneezing.
1 had got used to seeing people took and won
der. tho doge ruth from tho sidewalk, and
httlo children gather in groups and laugh
at mo. All tbis I can patiently pass
by unnoticed; hot, tho first lime I under
took to go out this year, a friend stopped me
and inquired, “ What is the matter ? " Between
a sneeze, and a desire to, and a false alarm. I
made out to gasp out, through ray nose ana
handkerchief, “Got tbe Hay-Fever." “Oh!"
said my friend, “got tbe Hay-Fovor. have you ?
I Does it affect you in the same way it does Henry
Ward Beecher ? " The sty, Insinuating look ha
gave me told volumes of moaning, and for a
moment I was filled with a alckly-looking dis
gust, and then 1 honied along. 1 went Into a
bank to do some business, when the same ques- .
lions were asked and Uao answers returned
as before. 1 began to get amazed,
but pretended not to let on that
1 know what they meant. But
let mo go where I will. I bear this same insinu
ating wonder about Its affecting me as it does
Beecher! Even tbe ladies will inquire what ails
me, when tbor know as veil as 1 do; and. when
1 tell them, they start off, throw a knowing
glance back, and, with a forking dovil in their
1 eye, say, “ 1 believe Mr. Beecher is troubled in
the someway!" To such an extent has this
thing gone that even our clergymen tnsinuais
that there is something suspicious connected
with the having Hay-Fever. The very idea of
enduring thl* new affliction drives mo almost
wild. , , ,
From the first moment I bad tbis malady, X was
given to understand that it was an aristocratic?
disease. X’rof. Waylaud save it broke out soma
260 years ago, among the Royal family of En
gland : and that it has steadily maintained US
great preference for that claae of people since
then. So fully is thin believed that 1 have beard
people wish they could have it. Certain it is
that, until the year of oar Lord 1876, the dis
ease has nover been known to contract bod hab
its, or mix with bad company, hot has retained
I is ancient reputation unsullied. Cau it bo that
1 «e are to bo deprived of this satisfaction? Is
it possible that we poor sufferers from it must
So through lifo with a world insinuating that the
avmg of Har-Fever implies something not re
spectable ? We call upon the great and influ
ential Hay-Fever Batterers to eater their
indignant protest against this base attempt to
not only ruin os In our good name, but to rob
this disease of every redeeming trait there is in
it. If needs bo. let us imitate political parties,
pig-iron men, bankers, churches, and everybody
else, by calling a National Convention of “An
nual Sneezers”; and there, in thunder-tonea
that shall attract even Europe, enter our solemn
and indignant protest against this new and
dangerous attempt to crush out our liberty to
sneeze annually, aristocratically, and respect
ably. Am iNpuiNOKT Sonrznxu,
Jk Duel About a Hat*
Artent Ucmuait'i Paris Ulttr in Sete Tork Tribunt
1 once bad a bat adventure myself. It wu la
1850. X was at tbo ball of the Hotel de Villa,
escorting Mmo. Victor Hugo, while M. Hugo
gave his arm to lime. Houaaayo. There waa
a chair empty and the ooe next to it contained a
hat. I took up the hat and gave the chair to
Mme. Hairo. Of eoorao 1 did not propose to hold
the hat all night, so pot it on the floor. XU
owner soon arrived. It waa a celebrated daoliat,
M. Hherbetto, a Deputy from Boiaaona. He came
straight to the chair which bad bad the honor of
holding hia bat. He waa about to attack Mme.
Victor Hugo, but, aa X waa talking with her, ha
turned upon mo. , .
“Is it you. sir, who have displaced my bat ?
•» Yea, air.” "Did youjput it on the floor ?" “Do
vou think I ought to have put it on my head?"
“ Itut, air, you have maul led me. Here ia my
card.*'
X took oat a card and threw it In bia bat.
“Monsieur!" said the Deputy, furiously, “do
yon suppose I am going to pick up my bat r"
“Do you suppose." I said, “ that lam going
to nut it on your bead?" . ,
Victor Hugo laughed, Mme. Hugo smiled,
but Mme. Houasave waa not at all amused.
••I require, air," said the Deputy of Soiaaona,
“that you replace my bat on the chair where it
waa." I began to langb, A little circle bad
gathered. M. Bherbette finally picked op hia
hat under pretext of uking my card.
“ Monsieur Araene Houasaye," he said. “We
are from the same place, a reason more for oar
mooting."
“ I await your seconds, M. Bborbelle, I re
plied. _
“At what hour?" “At this hour. T?e can
flgbt aa soon aa wo leave the ball."
M. Bherbette bowed to tbatwo ladies, and went
off in search of two seconds. I asked liclor
Hugo and the Marquis de Xlelloy to act « of
witnesses in ibis ridiculous affair, M. Bherbette ■
seconds soon appeared. Xt was decided that we
should flgbt with pistols at 20 paces at the Hois
Ido Boulogne at daybreak. It was then baldly
midnight, but we resolved to pass tbe rest of the
stent u Hi, bill. At th.t tin. I™> wy *o»4
of ..Itilng, They told Umt. aouinty. tint
tbo afT*ir was amicably Milled, w dud w.
amused ourselves pleasantly until nearly dawn.
As ill-luck would have it. we all met la the
cloakroom, principals and eeoooda. “It ia a
nuisance," said one of Bherbette a aeconda, “to
go to the Hois in ibis snow storm." “ Ooma."
said tbe other Uncbiogljf to M. Bherbette, “a*
yon are the injured party, you can apologize."
‘•Never!” said If. Bherbette.
Tbo two seconds came to me. “ Bay one word
to free us from tbia task. We want to go to bod."
“Never!” 1 cried in my tom. M. Bherbette put
on bta bat with a slant over tbe right ear. I pat
on mine with a slant over tbe left. The four
seconds besieged ua, and said they would not
accompany ua unless we weremoregood aatuxod
**“ After all," said Vidov Hugo, “ X think that
Araene Houasaye, having insulted only M. Bher>
hetto’a bat, might make bis ecologies to It."
At this moment e word from M. Bherbette
changed the face of things. “If M. Araene Hous
aayo declares that In offending my bat he did not
mean to offend me 1 will hold myself satisfied
with this declaration." _
I declared that I had not aimed at'M. Bherbette
under bis hat and tbe duel waa at aa end. It was
agreed. In the verbal procea-verbal, that when
ever we met thereafter wo were to aalate each
other by a touch of the bat.
To put tho cue Into flguraa u nearly met m
poaaibla, f d.OOO per annum would bo regard ad m
an exceptional price to pay to tbamao biaetquat*
ifled iu the country to train our aooa j while a
ttnt-olau architect would receive u much for a
■iugle building s a popular preacher would be
ffiveu double that earn per annumj and an actor
whooouldentertainua with uhaarty alaujth aa
Botham, or show aa orally a faaa u ki*a mil*
ton. would clear twice aa much ia • ttaalht
rork IWbuo*
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