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WASHINGTON.
A Talk with Secretary Sohiirz
About the Ponca In
dians.
Wliat tlio Government lias Done
for Mint Particular
Tribe.
Tho Indians in Better Condition
, Now than Ever Be
fore.
Oort of Collecting Customs at the
Atlantic Coast Forts.
THE PONCAS.
sconsTAnr scjtuuz l views.
Soeelnt mwntch in The Tribune.
Washington, D. C., Aug. 22.—'The Secretary
otilie Interior haying been Interviewed upon
the subject !of tho Poncas Indians, expressed
himself as follows:
There has been so much criticism upon Iho
treatment of the Poncas by the Government
that I deem It proper to give a clear statement
of the facts, which will show that tho wrong
done to that Indian tribe was frankly acknowl
edged In my first annual report, os welt as tlio
report ot the Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
slid that to tho meantime evortbing has been
done to Indemnify them for their losses and to
make their situation as comfortable as possible.
The following facts aro taken from tho official
records:
By the treaties of 1817,1820, and 1853, a tract
of 00,000 acres In Southeastern Dakota was se
cured to the Poncas. By the treaty of 1803 be
tween (lie United Slates and the Sioux this
tract was ceded to the Bloux, irrespective of tho
rights held therein by tho Poncas, both by treaty
ami occupancy. This treaty having been rati
fied In tho usual way, became, of course, tho law
of tho land. The Poncas, however, continued
to occupy the ceded tract; but they wore so
harassed by
RAIDS mow TUB SIOUX
(between whom and themselves a feud
hnd long existed) that the pres
ence of troops was frequently required
lor thetr protection from such Incursions, and
they petitioned the Government several times
to remove them to the Omaha reservation,
where they might llv« In safety.
In 1870 an agreement woe made with tho Sioux
Indians by a commission, of which tho Hon.
George W. Mnnnypcnny and Bishop 11. B.
Whipple were members on the part of the
United States* It was agreed that tho Sioux
Indians “should hereafter receive all annuities
provided by the said treaty of 1808, and all sub
sistence and supplies which , may be provided
lor them under the present or any future act of
Congress, at such points and places on the said
reservation as the President of tho United States
shall designate.’’, At that time the Sioux were
located at Camps Robinson had Sheridan, in
Nebraska. '
In pursuance of this agreement of 1876, Con
gress, by act of March 8,18T7, provided for
TUB REMOVAL OF TUB SIOUX
to tho Missourl'lUver, and the removal of the
Poncas to the Indian Territory. The Indian
Appropriation act for the previous year had
also made appropriations for removing tho Pon
cas thither.
As tho Initiative step. Inspector Kemble vis
ited the Poncas In January, 1877, with Instruc
tions to endeavor to obtain their consent to a
settlement among tho Osagcs, and to propose
that they fiend'a delegation to the Indian Terri
tory to make the selection. They at first ob
jected to any removal, but finally agreed to
scud a delegation to examine the country. They
were informed that the expense of sending
e delegation could' not bo Incurred until
nhey had first consented to b surrender of their
(Dakota lands. Such consent was given by the
{Poncas In formal council on Jan. 27, with tho
understanding that, after the return of tho dele
gation, final negotiations were to be completed
In Washington. Unfortunately, on account.of
their Inhospitable reception by the Osagcs (oc
casioned by the absence of tho Osage Agent
with the principal Chiefs), tho poor accommo
dations provided during their stay thcic, ami
tho undue prolongation of their visit by bad
weather, the delegation of Chiefs
BECAME UI9KEAUTBND
ot the outset, declined the friendly advances of
tbo Kaws, refused to look further, scarcely do*
Heed tbo rich lauds which were pointed out
along tbo Arkansas river, and, on reaching Ar
kansas City, eight Chiefs left In the night for
home, on foot, and, forty days later, reached tho
Ponca Agettcy.
The’ other two, with tho Inspector, Agent
Lawrence, and the Interpreter who had accom
panied tho delegation* selected tho northeast
ern part of tho Quapaw Reservation.
On their return to tho Agoosy, after further
negotiations, 170 Poncas on tho 15th of April
started with Inspector Kemble,for the Indian
Territory. Among them were two of tho three
Chiefs, then living, who Signed tho treaties of
1617 and 1820. .Many dlhcrs who had signified
n willingness to go wore afraid at the last mo
ment because of the threats of tho other party,
Tho feuds and jealousies which had always exist
ed between the various bands of this trlbo were
so Lightened by this difference of opinion on
tho subject of removal that a force of forty-live
soldiers was sent from Fort Randall, not to
compel removal, but to protect those who wore
preparing to start from the threatened violence
of tho Opposition. Much suffering was caused by
storms and Hoods, which prevailed during tho
whole Journey to tho Territory.
After the departure of the first party, It was
determined by thft Government Uiat the re
moval of tho remainder of the trlbo
MPSt lift INSISTED OH,
end four companies of troops were ordered to
the Agency. But, meantime, it was decided to at
tempt to forestall the need ot their services by
sutborlxing Agent Lawrence and hlssucfcessor,
Agent Howard, to ogftln Urge upon tbo Indians
a quiet compliance with the wishes of Urn Gov
ernment. Three councils were held on the 7th,
.bin. mu) 15th of May, uml on ihu Ifith they noil
liud Agent Howard that the? bad concluded, to
go. amt wished assistance Id getting their Drop
ertTaud their bid. and infirm Ibdlsns across tbo
Mobrath, Which wft* of course rolidufid,
~3hr request for troops was countermanded on
•qe 13th of May, and tbo four companies were
recalled before they had time to roach thu
Agency. Agent Howard also notified the com
minder of the detachment of twenty-five sol-
Jv'fA who had remained at the Agency
Inal their services In the removal
* ou, d not bs needed, but tho nlllcar replied
mat bo must bbev bis orders to accompany tho
Indians as far as ColUrnbus, Nob. This second
party luflered mure than the first from con
tinued Inclement weather, especially as tho
t!i l !. r r neir undertaken overland with their
A. at lu CAuress desire of Indians.
R.ri® ftrooval of tho Hloux to the Missouri,
'ihb lands thus vacated by the Poncas were
OCCUPIED BT BPOrrSD-TllLj
l ?ihi r \ c T w °s established at the old Ponca
tenauft*’ . ll , b uWldtnufc or the I’qneaa, which
wJ?, t H of Cabins od Uit tofcralu ol the
r ß r e - turue d oyer to Hio Spotted
♦ in... J ! llj!UD »- 'Tltfre were- neyer tnore
nl ,K* lxty 01 these cabins, and many
ihn *i. ' pt V I,ad been washed away by
bcfor « 1,115 Poncas loft. All tho Gov
ifnil 1 - 6 o bm D°fty Wfih tafcbh np on Ajjent
uowanl s papers, ind all ul U Utat could bu
* aa luben with the Poncas, and Urn
t Ucß ,., lurnoa °’cr' to tho Spotted-Tall
ir.,,, u a*. t. roWM 1,0 sa|®ot properly at aue-
Bnrfii, ihntoncaa ailhttltiaie wero yory poor,
t!l u-. i. eitltorr they were allowed to come
»i ]* UEI,)U * i-very disposition was shown
PJyy“ u “Wroment to rectify, so far as limy
j,°J l(l *•? fwldicd, any wrongs that the Poncas
Pad suffered. After full consultation, In which
!{ ® ,#t ® 'tuiiara Welsh took an actlye part,
ley consented to return-to tho Indian Ter
ritory, end , r
SBLBCT k NEW I.OOATIOH TQBRB.
?!H )Ur,uance 01 •Bre«ment they decided
«Doa » locution admirably adapted to tbelr
»« u l?i ' evurjtlilug poislble fit* bfcoD done
•°.JP,** C ® I them lu a condition o(.eeU4Upt>oH.V •
iho Coiumlsiloner of Indian Affaire flailed
<aem 1q October with a view of tacertaia*
Inc: wanls, and to assist In furnishing
them without delay whatever, might, he needed
for (heir comfort. A hill for their relief, pro*
vldlngfor pnvmeot for their lands In Dakota,
and alio providing for the payment for their
new reservation, with nn appropriation of
1.13.000 to reimburse (hem for losses, has been
sent to Congress hv the Interior Depart*
men!. Everything that could possibly 1)0
done, under the law, to make them
comfortable .and contented, baa been done, ns
will be seen hr the following brief stnlnmenl,
vis:.: Rlghty-two houses for Indians have been*
completed at the Ponca Agency, and seventy
more are now under wav. Five hundred acre*
of land have been broken. They have forty
four new Molina wagons, fifty-one sots double
and fifty seta plow harness, eighty-nine plows,
nlno Buckeye mowing-machines, six sulky bay-,
rakes, 1.000 cows, a thirty horse-power steam
saw-mill and shingle-machine. besides an
Agent’s house, four employes’ houses, a school
building, ami n commissary-building. It will
tbits appear that they bare now several limes
the value of property owned by them at any
previous time.
whits kahi.b,
the principal Chief of the Poncas, Is a noble
specimen of the fndlan race. lie Is one of the
finest orators to bo found among our Indian
tribes, and his presence In Washington with iho
other Ponca Chiefs In 1977 won for him and his
follows the warmest svmpalhy of all connected
with the administration of Indian affairs. No
effort has boon spared bv the Executive branch
of the Government to rectify sli tho wrongs
that tho Poncas have suffered, so far as those
wrongs can bo rectified.
Standing Bear was also present la Washing
ton, and agreed with Iho other Chiefs to go In
search of n new reservation west of the Arkansas
lllvcr, but he is a man of morose disposition,
and be was sullen and indolent among Ids fel
lows alter their final removal, and about tho
time iho anting work began at the Agency ho
ran away to Hie north.
From these facts It will appear that, when the
prevent Administration came In, the removal of
the Poncas had been determined upon und had
actually been Initiated, and that the action of
Congress and the policy of tho previous Admin
istration was simply carried out. It has been
said that tho present Commissioner of Indian
Adfalrs as carlvas 1870 Inst igated the removal of
this tribe. How nrepostcrous this Is will appear
from the fact that ho came Into office late fa the
fall of 1977.
It seems to have been a favorite Idea under
the administration of President Grant to remove
as many ot the Indian tribes as possible Into the
Indlon Territory. While this Idea with regard
to the southern Indians was undoubtedly cor
rect. H was not correct with regard to the north
ern tribes. The present Administration when it
came Into power could do nothing but cnrrv out
taws previously enacted. 8o It did with regard
to the Poncas. It did all that was in Itp power
to remedy the wrong done, and to put them
upon the roaa to comfort ami prosperity. There
have been In iho papers some statements with
regard to that trine, which, In the face of exist
ing facts,
APPEAR rosmvm.T LUDICROUS.
Wo have road of White Fogle, the Chief of
Urn Poncas, who bod been on his old reserva
tion, a civilized landholder, and who was wear
ing gentlemen’s clothes amt was cultivating riie
soil like other civilized farmers. Here In this
office vou can see his portrait, taken when ho
was here—a regular “blanket Indian ’’—with all
his Indian llucry upon hia body and his toma
hawk In his hand.
While the Poncas nlwava havo been very good
Indians, they wore very far removed from o civ
ilized condition. It has been said that upon
their old reservation they were supporting
themselves bv their own agricultural labor.
The fact Is, that they were “rationed Indians,’’
regularly fed by the Government. They are
gradually approaching civilized condition now,
and are cortalnlv nearer to it at present than
they have ever been before.
To charge tho present Administration with
tho removal of the Ponces, therefore, Is absurd.
What the present Administration Is responsible
for Is the efforts that havo been and are being
made for (heir welfare since; and tho result of
those efforts appears from a report which I re
ceived onlv a few days ago from Col, Meacham,
a life-lone friend of the Indians, who visited tho
Ponca Reservation a few weeks since.
TUB RRPOnT.
DBPAItTMICNT Of TUB iNTIRIOR, OffICI OF IN
DIAN AVTAtItR, Wabiiinoton, Aug. Ifi, IR7O.
Thflhm. V.
I visited Ponca Agency. Indian Territory, on July
10th alt. As too are aware, I have (Alien an ac
tive Interest in tno Poncas, especially since the
arrest of Standing Hoar.
My onject In making the visit was to eee for my
self the condition of these people, for tho purpose
of presenting such facta as I might (Iml to the read
ers of the council fire.
I found them located In an excellent conniry, on
■ dor the management of an active, earnest, compe
tent Agent.
Tho ontloOlc from the Agency Is one of ilia Braini
est prospects to bo found in tho United States.
Nearly half of tho eighty new honsus built by tho
Government for the Indians around tho border of
tho prairie stand In view, while near each one a
smaU'farm was being made. I saw Ponca Indians
running mowing-machines and hay-rakes, others
wore stacking hay nnd making fence. . I saw a lung
train of Poncas coming in from Arkansas City with
Government freight, each Indian driving his own
team and wagon, actually earning monev bv
freighting. .1 saw no Idle vagabond Indians. I
saw no sickly, disconsolate Indians. I heard no
serious complaints about tho country or tho Gov
ernment. I uUcd with several Indians, one of
whom, Standing Buffalo, la tho business Chief of
the Poncas,
This man made no complaint svslnsl the Govern
ment or the conutry. Ho seemed especially anxlons
only about having annuities promptly pain. From
all 1 saw and heard I am constrained to say that
the PoncAs are well eared for. hi a good country,
and If undisturbed by unwise sympathy will very
soon become a prosperous and contented people.
1 confess ! found them mnch more comfortably
and hnpnllv situated than I had expected to flpu
thorn. 1 have the honor lu bo, your obedient
servant, A. B. Mkaciiam.
We are fiercely called upon from several quar
ters to nlavo tbo Poncas
PACK TO THBIR OLD RESERVATION,
while this Department has neither tho legal
authority nor tho money for doing so, and I am
very much In doubt whether, considering thu
present condition of the Poncas in thu Indian
Territory, it would ho for their Interest U It
weru done. It Is represented that the Indian
Olllco Is fiercely opposed to any judicial pro
ceedings to protect thu rights of tho Indians.
On inu contrary, nothing would bu more wel
come to ibis Department than any proceed
ings. judicial or other, that would give
security (o Hie rigid s of (he Indians against while
evil-doers. If those proceedings, however,
should result in exciting tho Indians to Icavn
tliulr reservations and to roam about as their
fancy mav suggest, tho result would probably
jin general vugrdhey and their being killed off In
detail. ■
1 cannot coucclvo what possible Interest this
Department should have in keeping Ibe Poncas
in uu unfortunate condition. Ido not know of
anybody here who docs not wish them well, and
Is not ready to make cverv effort to mako them
fed well. There has been a good deal of
wild talk about the Indian King having booh jit
the bottom of tbclr removal from the Missouri
River to the Indian Territory. The fact Is that
thu traders and people connected with them
were
ALL FIRKCCLY OPPOSED TO IT,
mid used all their influence with tho Poncas
themselves to prevent the removal. One of tho
principal fields of opcorDon of Dm Indian Ring
was Dm Missouri River country, mid not that
part of Die Indian Territory whore Dm Poncas
are now located. It is, of course, Dio In
terest of' Dm Ring to hove as manv and
nut os few Indians there as possi
ble. so (hat if they can they mar
make profit out of Dmm. That sort *of talk Is
on a level with Wendell Phillips' assertion made
hi a speech in Boston, that the Indian Bureau
spends fifty millions of dollars a veur, while
tne truth Is that Its expenses. Including every
thing, annuities and all, ore about 94,700,000.
Onr efforts to lead, the Indians on to a more
civilised condition are meeting now with a very
willing spirit on their part. Tribes that hare
been thought entirely Incapable of doing regu
lar work arc beginning to work now. But that
progress Is necessarily slow and requires very
strict mid watchful supervision on the part of
the Government.
The aucaeslion* made by several papers that
the beat thlna to do with Indians would bo to
make them cUI/.eua at once, appears very un*
wise in the Ihrhtof the lads as wo know them
hero. Various otperiments have been tried
heretofore with Indians (u Michigan' and WU*
coDblo in that direction, umliiio bitter crocrl
cucu of those Indians has shown that, without
due preparation, such a step
LEADS TO I'AUFBIiISU AND VAQHANOT.
Tho land* divided among them taring to
great .part naisod. by taxation and Dy abso
lute fraud, Into the hands of other people,
many of uur Indians - are. bogging the Govern
muni now to give them patents for their lands,
and this Department has made oyery possible
effort to induce Congress to bus a law under
which patents may ho Issued, making thu homo*
stoads of Indians Inalienable and freu from tax*
dllun for a period of years,—long enough to
penult thenf to become civilized uud fairly lm
bged with their responsibilities before they can
freely dispose of tholr property.
Tim discussion of the Poncas 1 case In the press
Amlin public meetings, although It has been
very unjust in maov respects, may result la
good to the service by directing nubile atten
tion to tho necessities qf tho Indiana, and by
possibly exercising somo Intluonce upon Cou*
gross to give us Unft legislation which hitherto
we have beeu.askmg for In vain. If theJawi
relating to Indian affairs are so revised and en
larged that Indians mar become' amenable to
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SATURDAY AUGUST 23. 187i) r -SIXTEEN PAGES
civil taws, and that patents for lands In several
ty can bo Issued to them, with proper restric
tions as to alienation, a great step will have
been accomplished.
STATISTICS.
southing monism.
fpfdat TXtpaleK to The Tribun a
WAMiimrrojf, I). C., Auir. Hi—Tlic Dnrcim of
Statistics has now In coarse of preparation a
M Statistical Abstract of the United Slates,”
which promises to l>e, when completed, one of
the most interesting documents published by
the Government. It will consist of about 110
pages, and will embrace tables In regard to
finance, coinage, commerce, Immigration, ton
nage. navigation, postal service, railroads, agri
culture, and mining. The tables upon each
subject will bo placed upon a single page In com
parative form, and will extend back for at least
ten years, so that at n single glance the
eye can follow the comparative Increase or de
crease for exports, Imports, or other statistics
for the period of the comparison. U will bo a
decided improvement on the old form of ab
stract heretofore published, Inasmuch as (ho
latter onlr furnished comparisons for two or
threo years. The new pnhllcatlrm will ba more
after the style of the British statistical reports.
One of the most advantageous features of the
new abstract will he the manner in which (he
exports and imports of gold and silver will be
separately tabulated. The old system In
cluded these Hems under the head of
merchandise,—a system not to easily un
derstood. According to the direction of
Sccrolarr Sherman, the new abstract, will
contain more statistics relating to finance than
those heretofore published. As this work' Is
being done by order of Congress, the documents
will be sent to the two llouaca for distribution.
It Is expected that they will relieve the Depart
ment of a good deal of labor. During every
session of Congress Senators and Members con
stantly nonlr for comparative statements on
various subjects to Insert in their speeches, etc.,
whereas In future thov can conveniently obtain
all such Information bv referring to the new
statistical .abstract. The one for 1373 will be
completed In a few weeks. That for 1870 will
not bo finished until January next.
THE COMING CENSUS.
m.ANS LAID.
Ejxeial Pitpalch to Tbt Tribune.
Washington, I). C., Aug. S3.—Qon. Walker,
Superintendent of Census, is vigorously push
ing forward the preliminary work of his office,
and completing as rapidly as practicable (ho
classification of subjects to be confided to the
charge of specialists. Mr. F. H. Wines, Secre
tary of the Illinois State Board of Charities, has
been engaged to conduct the Inquiries
respecting the blind, deaf, and dumb
Idiots. Inmates of prisons aud reformatories,
etc. The statistics relating to these classes
have hitherto been so defective that, as (too.
Walker expressed it, they were not worth print
ing. Not onlv Is this true, but, like all
other worthless statistics, they were
worse than useless, because they have
been quoted and 1 false conclusions built
upon them. An important feature of
the now Census law Is that which requires the
Superintendent to obtain tint facta relating to
the condition of each railroad corporation,ami to
tlto condition, characteristic*, and operations of
each railroad. The schedules for these Inquiries
have already been prepared, and arc now being
sent out. if anything like full replies are re
ceived, the people of the United States will bo
placed In possession of a mass of most complete
and valuable information respecting railroads to
be found In any counlrr.
Qeo. Walker snvs that ho finds the matter of
obtaining statistics of State, county, mid mu
nicipal debts the most difficult and important of
nnv with which he will have to deal. No plan
for gathering this class of statistics has yet been
determined upon.
NOTES AND NEWS.
OBN. BCRBNOK.
JMtvatch lo The Tribune,
Washington, D. C., Aug. 22.—Tho engage
ment of Qen. Robcrt'C. Bchcnck by the State De
partment is not in the capacity of counsel, but
hts duties consist In editing the laws and pre
paring tho annual official volume of statistics at
large.
COST OP COLLECTING CUSTOMS.
The books of tho Treasury show tho following
to bo the relativo coat of collecting customs at
tho principal Eastern porta: The percentage of
cost at Boston U .41; Now York, .31; Philadel
phia, .84; Baltimore, .13. For fiscal year 1878
the cost at Boston was .45; New York, .24;
Philadelphia, .43; nnd Baltimore, .0 per cent.
Tho excessive cost of collection at Baltimore
has been the subject of Cabinet comment. It is
considered as anything but flattering for the
management of this office, and an explanation
will probably bo required.
PENSIONS.
To (he TTcitmi AttoetaUi Prets.
Washington, D. C., Auir. 22.—The Cabinet
to-day discussed ibe question of arrears of’oen
fllons,to Inmates of Soldiers’ Homos, but laid
the matter over to permit n closer Investigation
by the Attorney-General, who Is Inclined to the
opinion that the managers of the Homes should
bo the custodians of the funds.
OPB NORTHERN EMPIRE.
The Future Source of Europe’s Foreign
Food. Supply.
ffjvdal r«wTM»H)rtdm<r nf Tilt TrOmne.
Bismarck, D. T., Aug. 10.—Few If any other
subjects are at present attracting such universal
attention from British statesmen, economists,
and writers as those bearing on England's fut
ure food-supply, the steady diminution In the
productiveness of English and Scotch farms,
and the poverty that prevails among English
farmers and their help. Nor Is It a matter of
surprise that such should bo the case, as the
British trade-returns show that, during the
twenty years ending with 1878, tho
consumption of foreign food la tho United
Kingdom Increased over 200 per cent, while the
gain In population was only about 5 per cent. A
portion of tho largo Increase In the consump
tion of Imported food Is no doubt duo to tho
decreased cost at which American producers
have been able to place their surplus in tbo
markets of the United Kingdom.
The expansion of England’s manufacturing
Industries, and higher average of wages for
skilled and semi-skilled labor In Its factories,
machine-shops, and mines, have also contributed
to Increase the consumption of food by aug
menting tho ability of the laboring classes to
htiv more freely. The great cause, however, Is
duo to the high cost of home-grown, ns com
pared with foreign, and especially with Ameri
can food,—ilue to the excessive high remspald
by the English and Scotch farmers for their
hinds. Tho report of a Committee re
cently appointed by the British Parliament
to Investigate the causes that have led to tho
present wide-spread depression in thu agricult
ural futercatof the United Kingdom,—a de
pression which threatens to drive her best farm
ers from her shores hr tent nf thousands,—de
velops ihu fact that rents have been steadily In
creasing from year to ye«r, until they have
reached the enormous price of 130 per aero.
These exactions have so thoroughly Impover
ished the farmers that (hey have not had tho
means to purchase tho necessary fertilisers with
which to keep their lands up to
their former productiveness, nor tho requi
site Improved implements for Us cultivation,
and diminished crops tolluw as a natural result.
Tho Committee also tluds that tno cost of pro
ducing a quarter of wheat, to the English mid
ticotch farmers. Is |l2, while au American arti
cle of equal quality can be ' sold In
Liverpool at $7.50, The difference In
favor of fresh moats Is equally great,—
American meat ouly costing an average
of 10 Wo per pound, while tba cost to the
English producer is 14ku per pound. Those
figures demonstrate the .inequality ut (he con
test between the American uud EuglUq farmer*
when brought Into competition.
In an article on the source of tho future food
supply of Great Britain, a writer 'in the .Vine
teeiUh Ventuary says; “ Ilia Valley of the Hod
River of the North contains su area of 5,017,000
square mile* of Urn heat whoat-liiud lu Ibe
world, one-half of which is on.the Canada side.
This territory, which la being settled with un
paralleled rapidity," he thinks, “ will be the
J;reat source whence England will ■ make good
ler wheat deficiencies. -The outlet." he sars,
“ will be via the NuUon .Hirer, which Issues
from Hie northeast angle of Lake Winnipeg,
and discharges Us waters Into Hudson’s Bay.
This route Is said to be elchk'jr' mllus shorter
than the distance between Nett York and Liver
pool." a,
The views of the writer are uoqueslipnably
correct as regards the quality of tip) land*. U
is, however, absurd to suppose Hist qnv coflpM-,
erable quantities of their products will ever,
reach a European market Vis Nelson River and
Hudson's Bay, for tho reason that the river at
Us outlet Is closed by Ice nine months In
the year. Tbo ocean-route 1* also too
near the North Vole, and 100 full
of icebergs, to Admit of it* ever becoming tuf
fldentlv popular to become a rival of any of
those now traversed between this country and
Europe. Hence it Is plain Unit. Die Kcd lllvcr
Valley must find an outlet through the United
States, over the St. Paul A Manitoba and
Northern Pacific Hoads, until the con
struction of some other linn furnishes
n more direct rail-route to Montreal.
Even then tho great water-route
from Dulutn, via the lakes, canals, and St. Law
rence Hirer, to tlio seaboard, will continue to
do a majority of the carrying trade, Inasmuch
ns the season for moving the great hulk of tlio
crops Is during tho spring, summer, and early
fall. The enlargement of the Welland Canal
has rendered Iho passage of large ocean-going
crafts from tlm Atlantic to the Lakes a matter of
onsv accomplishment,—thus lessening , the
necessity of reshlnmcnt at the seaboard, with
Its attendant cost ami delays. There is, In fact,
no good reason why vessels should not run
regularly between DnliHh and Liverpool during
the season of lake-navigation. That, there will
soon be regular lines between the former and
Die Eastern seaboard, via the Nt. Lawrence,
there Is scarcely a shadow of a doubt.
The completion of the Northern Pacific Hall
road to Montana will glvn nn nutlet to market
for a Territory having 83.000,0G0 acres of pasture
bind#, as noted for cattle and sheen raising as
those of the Red Hirer arc for wheat.
And It Is to Dint Territory that England tuny
confidently look for her future supply of fresh
beef. So well adapted Is Montana to rattle
raising that Us grass-fed beef will compare well
with the best grain-fatted cattle In tint States.
Unlike Texas, ami some other Southwestern
cattle-growers, the Montana ranchmen prefer
beef to horns and legs; and the quality of their
stock Is constantly Improved bv the Im
portation of the best thoroughbred
nulla and heifers to be found
In Kentucky und other Slates where the rearing
of fine cattle Is made a specialty. I have tho
authority of the I wit Informed and most reliable
cattle-growers in Dm West for saving that Die
total co«t of rearing a Montana steer Dial will
weigh 1.200 t» 1,400 pounds on foot does not
exceed 814. lienee It Is safe to predict that,
when that section Is made accessible bv ttie
Northern Pacific Railroad, ns it soon will bo,
Montana cattle-breeders will he able to supply
England with fresh bee! nt a price that will defy
European competition; Just ns Illinois, Town,
und other hng-growlng Stales ore now supplying
the European markets with pork, bacon, and
lard. Donuas.
AMUSEMENTS.;
ATMKE.
Olfcnbach’s lively operetta, “ Les Brigands,”
was brought out at Iloolev’s last evening, cast
the game as on its last presentation here, some
itwo months ago. Alnieo was Buffering from a
severe cold, which affected her voice consider*
ably: hot, by cuttings of the score, and a judi
cious reservation of her strength, she was en
abled to get through quite comfortably, and to
give her Spanish song, In the last act, with
almost her usual effect, securing therefor a
hearty recall. Mile. Raphael did nicely as the
youthful farmer-bandit; Jutenu amt Duplan
wero capital impersonators of Uio freebooting
Captain and Lieutenant; all the minor charac
ters were falrlv taken, and the niece, altogether,
received a deoldcdlv rollicking Inleruretatlon.
The Notary duct, with Its laughing chorus, was
especially well rendered, and received a double
encore.
' The bills announced for the remainder of the
season will ho changed In some respects, In ac
cordance with numerous roqticid«. This after
noon, “La.lolle Parfnmcuse ” will bo produced,
in which Almco introduces her English song ami
dance. “Pretty as a Picture”; this evening,
“La Filin do Mmc. Angot”; and to-morrow
night,—on which occasion Aimec will make her
last appearance on the Chicago stage,—“La
Marjolalnc.” Mile. Aimec has been the source
of so much pleasure, for so many years, to the
admirers of opcra-honflc, that It Is reasonable
to anticipate that her farewell performances wilt
be witnessed by large-sized audiences.
X.OCAT* THEATRES.
The unusually warm weather during the week
has had a tendency to decease the attendance
at our city theatres, yet John Dillon In the play
of “Our Next President” has managed to do’
certainly a paying business. The piece will bo
continued until the middle of next week. The
matinee at Hnverly’s will be the last mld-dty
performance of “The Banker’s Daughter,” and
to night the curtain will fall upon the fourth
week of this popular piny.: On Monday evening
“Mother and Son.” with .the strength of the
Union Square Company, will bo given,
Hamlin aopenra to have struck the level of his
audiences tn a rehash of “The Black Crook.”
In it as here presented, there Is little to remind
one of Its historic glories, save Hie name. Ham
lin will bo closed after Sunday night. Repairs
will then holn order, and on Kept. fi he will
open with a Block company and n flourish of
trumpets. Mitchell ASpraguolmve their Olym
pic filled with painters, decorators, and up
holsterers, preparing for iho opening on Satur
day week.
A COUNTCT-PLAVKR IN A TIAOK,
At on examination of Levy, the cornet-player,
held In New York the other day, with reference
to his estate and earning, Instituted hy one of
hi* creditors, there was a funny scene. Ills
counsel was Mr. Barrett, and'the creditor’s was
Mr. Cooney. The examination was baforo a
Referee. The New York Tunas says:
On being nsked If he knew Arthur Channel,
of Horn! street, London, Low objected to an
swering, hut. under the Referee's direction, he
said tin knew him. “Are you acquainted with
(lie family of one Scots, a pork-butcher In Lon
don!” asked Coouev. Lew objected again,
inul almost climbed un oo his counsel’s shoul
ders while ho whlHuercd In his car. As he re
sumed Ids seat he thumped his list on his knee,
and said to his lawyer: “ I won’t answer It:
von can do Just as you please; d—d If 1 will.”
Mr. Barrett told Mr. Cooney that this was not
only not professional, but was contemptible ami
mean, and was an attempt to disgrace his
client. A lorn* and angry discussion as to the
relevancy of the question was ended by the
Uoferee asking Mr. Cooocy to state what he In
tended to prove. This was the slirnsl fora
fresh outburst, and Levy rooked in bis chair In
fury.
“ f offer to show.” said Coonc)’, “ that Mr.
Levy has sent a porlion of tils earnings homo
through Mr. Channel; that Mr. Levy married a
daughter of Scott; Hint she is now his wife;
and that this lady wliom he has since married
here is not entitled to any part of Ills earning*
or to support hy him.” Levy Jumped from his
sent and climbed half way over the table toward
Cooney, livid with race, and, in a voice that
could bo heard tn the street below roared,
"Marl Liar! Liart ho Is a liar, blackguard,
llarl You loaferl” The Uoferee mid Mr.
Barrett tried to calm him, and the Referee told
him to come to order. “! don’t care a d—n,”
no roared; “I don’t care ad—n; ho Is a liar,
Wafer, blackguard. I don’t care a d—n; ho can
lick me. You villain.” Mr. Barrett pulled his
client back Into his chair, mid said that the
validity of Mr. Levy’s marriage could not ho
attacked in this proceeding. "You scoundrel;
vou villain!” groaned Lew again through
his clenched teeth. Mr. Cooney claimed
Hint the question was Important whether this
Indy .who now receives Levy’s salary In the way
she does receive it had any right to receive it.
Levy writhed In hlsaeal.mid his counsel sooHicd
him with, “Now slop, Levy. stop, Levy!”
While the Referee was writing down the offer
of nroof, Mr. Barrett, oudrcsalng Mr. Cooney,
said, “John, 1 promise you that i’ll have a hack
,at this kind of business myself before I’m
’through.” When order wss restored, Lovv an
swered the question hy saying ho did not know
Stull, the pork-butcher. “Did you at nnv ttma
marry a daughter of one bcott, and Is she now
living f” Inquired Cooney. “N-e-o, sir,” was
Levy’s long-drawn reply. “ Have you lately
scut money to London for her supportt” “I
have not,” said the witness, with Intense rage
gleaming all over his face.
Tim counsel next attempted to show by the
witness that he bad been an enlisted soldier In
the British army, and had played In London
concert-halls, with a view of defining what his
social status bad been, but It was ruled out.
Levy testified that Mrs. Imvy had no bank ac
count. mid that he himself had nous; had no
knowledge where any of the salary ho had
losillled to receiving was, or whether It was in
auv bank. The question being repeated In
different forms, he refused to answer, and told
the Referee he “ would not answer the question
(or a fellow like that,” pointing at Mr. Cooney.
“ Vou drunkard—liar— blackguard,” be con
tinued. “ Did you wear a watch while you wore
playing at Manhattan Beach yesterday! ” asked
the lawyer. “I did.” “Hove you that watch
now!” “Noow.” “ Wherelsltl” “Ideon’t
knoow,” said the wltuess iu a contemptuous
tune. “It’s my wife’s; she loaned It to mu be
fore she went to the country.” “ What kind of
watch ts It!” asked Coouev- “Idon’t kueow,”
said the witness. “la It a gold watch!”
■ “ Vca,” was the answer, It was a gold watch.”
The lawyer next examined him about the salary
chocks, and how they wore Indorsed by Mrs.
Levy, and wbat became of them, and whether he
gave his wife these checks because hq was la tbc
habit of spending bis money too froelv. Lew
said that was the reason, and thanked God that
bo bad not now any agents to whom bo was
obliged to pass his money over, st the same
time scowling savagely at Mr. Ryer.
•* Were vou evot* In Chancery-Lane or llorse
monccr’s-Lauo Prisons to London for debt!”
asked Mr. Cooney. Lew vu about to climb
over the table at-lho lawyer again, but Mr. Bar
rett pullet! him back ami said: “ Now, Mr. lief
crcc, look out for some Bllljngegatel” Levy
ngsln began to go over the table, nnd was again
pulled back. The question was excluded. '* Do
you remember sotting a sealskin coat from a
'swell ’ in Chancery-Lane Prison for whistling
tunes for him I” Levy was about to go over
Die table once more, but his counsel said angri
ly. "Stool stop!” and die Heferee ruled the
question nut.
The examination continued some time further
In this lino, nnlll the hour for adlournmcnt ar
rived. Tho Deforce said he could continue the
examination to-day. Mr. Cooney expressed
himself as satisfied. 1-cvy said he could nut
romo to-day und would not. •* Hash, hush,”
said Die Referee. Levy thereupon picked no
his umbrella, ami, thumping his fist ou the
falfie. said: " I don’t rare a d—n; I won’t;
1 won’t: I don’t care ad—n.” The Referee
admonished him mildly that that kind of talk
would not do, and the bearing was.adjourned
by consent until to-morrow morning.
DRAMATIC NOTB9,
Theatrical affairs in New Orleans continue
stagnant
Mr. Howard Paul Is playing Bronson Howard’s
“ Truth ” (" Hurricanes ”) around the English
provinces with much success.
"Poor Relations," a drama by James Willing,
founded upon "Jane Eyre,” will be produced
at the London Park Theatre next week.
Manager McVlcker Is In New York. He has
secured fortbecoming season Bandmann and
tho Florences. It Is said bis dates up to Feb
ruary have been filled, and his attractions In
clude many of the strongest
Tlie regular season at the Philadelphia Arch
Plrect Theatre will ho opened on Sept. 1 with
Alice Oates; at the Park Theatre on flept, 15
with the Union Square Company; at the North
Broad Street about Sept. 15; at the New Na
tlonal on Sept. 1; at the Museum on Sept. I;
ami at the Grand Central on Sept. 15.
Hie Whitehall lUvine of London, Amr. 9)
sava: “On Saturday night. ‘ZUlah.’ a new ro
mantic drama, by Mr. Palgravs Slmoson and
Mr. Claude Templar (nom de plume), was duly
produced nt the Lyceum Theatre and duly
damned. Surely there haa been no greater the
atrical fiasco for montba. The piece fa utter
rubhlah fmm lieglnnlng to end. Thera Is not a
single redeeming point about It. It is deplora
ble stuff, and It la a pity that Mr. Pulgrave
Simpson—so clever as ho has proved himself on
many previous occasions—should ever have
been foolish enough to have a<nor(nted his name
with such a farrago of Imbecility."
A writer In the Whitehall Jieview, touching
upon dramatic events In London,says: "Tim
ill-wind that has blown other people so much
that Is bad has been a benefactor (o the theatres.
A cold wet summer is a blessing to theatrical
managers. The season has been ono of the
most profitable on record. I question if so
much money lias ever found Its wav Into the
Thespian treasury. Uv the wav, Mr. Haro, If be
docs not open with ‘Clubland,’ will probablv
produce an English version of the French
comedv carlv In the season. Mrs. Kendal has
ordered her dresses-for the niece In Paris. Mr.
tlaro does not tike the Idea of the double
opposition—Coghlan at the Court and Bancroft
at the Havmarkct. Mr. Bancroft has gone
abroad to tblnk out the plan of bis campaign.
The ‘Mother and Bon’ plav will bo produced
nt the Prince of Wales’. There Is a capital part
In It for Mm. John Wood. Mr. Albcrv writes
sympathetically for this humorous artist. The
Prince of Wales’ plav Is a piece of strong do
mestic Interest, and though the dramatic treat
ment will be considerably chanced, there Is a
certain guarantee of success in the fact that the
work has already been tested nnd found ta be
‘true grit.'" In London thcycredlt Mr. Albcry
with the authorship of “Mother and Son." In
America they sar Sardou wrote it, and therein
lies the difference.
INDIANAPOLIS.
J.ibel-Sult—Knights of " Honor “—Strike,
BfieiHat Dltpnlrn to The Tribune.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 23.—Mary A.
Quick, of this eltv, entered suit under the Libel
law for SIO,OOO against the Armine! ami /VopV.
These papers charged her with aiding her hus
band lu the ruin of her own slstor at her resi
dence In this city last year.
The PrOßCcutlng-Attorney of this clr cult has
begun a proceeding to dissolve the Order known
us the Knights of Honor. The suit was against
Victoria Lodge of this city primarily, and , for
the death-benem of $2,040, In favor of Mrs.
Anna Johnson, whoso husb ind was insured in
the Order, The Order Is Insolvent, and judg
ment cannot be collected.
The strike in the rolling-mill here Is onlv
among the lonnagcmen, and embraces only
about ISO men. The Company offered the men
au advance equal to 10 per vent, but thev de
manded 20 and 35. The managers seem to think
the men will go to work soon.
Dnrloil Alive.
A dispatch from Parkersburg, Va.. to the Cin
cinnati Enquirer ears: “An affair which,
although it may Imre had the npnenr&ncc of a
Joke to some of the parties Interested, came
very nearly proving fatal, occurred a day or two
since, on Slate Creek, several miles above this
city. My Informant said it was rumored that
three boys, or rather young men. determined to
hare romo sport at the expense of a man named
Grouser, for whom they have a dislike. They
dug a grave in a hollow between the hills, and
sent one of Uidr number to a field where a
thrashing-machine was at work, where he found
their victim. Grouser was told Umt two boys
wished to see him over the hill, and ho unsus
pectingly’ followed his conductor until he came
In sight of the other hovs and the newly-made
grave, when he asked one of them what * that
hole was for !! ‘To bury you In,’ was the reply;
nud taking hold of him- they forced him Into
the hole and covered him un with earth and
brush, and then loft. Fortunately, a man
named Melrose, a few minutes later, had oc
casion to pass that way, and found the grave,
with Grouser’s feet projecting above the
ground. Ho immediately went to work and
dug the unfortunate victim from his •living
tomb, and with considerable ditllculty suc
ceeded In resuscitating him.”
Mr. Lincoln's ** Favorite Oath.”
Setr i’ort Rtenintj-Pott.
The change in the name of the Rue Saint
Arnand in Paris Into the Hue Lincoln continues
to encounter Hie mild opposition of Hie Ficaro
of that cltv. In the number of that lournsl
for the 3d of August appears n communication
from “The Circle of the Rue Saint Arnaud,"
an association composed of about I,ROD artists,
men of hitters, former public functionaries,
and financiers living on that street. These
gentlemen protest against the new name, Rue
Lincoln. It Is, thev say. not euphonic, it Is
not pleasant to bear Hiemsolvcs called “ The
Circle of the Rue Lincoln.” They appreciate
“at Its Just value the personality of M. Lin
coln.” But Marshal do Saint Arnaud, after
whom tho street was named, died on tho field
ol battle at the dawn of a glorious vlctorv.
They would better appreciate M. Lincoln had
ho died (or France instead of for the United
States. In his lifetime “ho treated us badly;
bis favorite oath was Damn Frenchmen;
Damneea Francois! This is how M. Lincoln
loved us.” if the Municipal Council must name
the street after the President of a Republic the
Circle would prefer to have It called “La Rue
Grovy.”
A Quod Word for the Abused Watermelon.
Arohtnefte.
Some people entertain an itlca that water
melons are unwholesome. Yet Uicaa same per
sons, perhaps, will stuff themselves In hot
weather with hot biscuit, bam, beef, raocld
butter, and fried bscan, a diot suited to the lati
tude of LapUnd. If the fruits of the earth and
of the tree, In this SouHicrn climate, were con
sumed more liberally, there would he loss sick
ness. If the Southern citizen would Jump from
the frrlng-pau Into a watermelon-patch, ho
would be less liable to catch the yellow-fever.
Of all the fruits of the earth there ti none mure
wholesome than a good,watermelon. It Is com
posed of nothing more than water. Tills water
acts as a geutlo diuretic, without Raving any
add in the stomach. as Is the case in other diu
retics.—a good thing la yellow-fever times.
The Creole of Louisiana lives to a mafvclous
age. Ho lives so long that ho forgets bis age,'
But he Uvea principally oo the fruits and vege
tables that grow around him, and be (a especially
fond of a good watermelon.
The Monument to tlio Vrlnea Imperial*
Tbc case against the proposed erecUon of a
monument to the Prince Imperial In West
minster Abbey la pul In a nutshell by Mr.PuncA,
who proposes iho following inscription t
In Mbmont or
PniNoa Buubuk Louis Nsrousox,
Son of tho Hero of Sedan.
Grand-Nephew of the Hero of Moscow,
JAnd Pretender to tho Throne of Franco,
Bravo, amiable, and accomplished, ,
Wh» made many friends.
And unfortunately tost bis life
■ In a very doubtful quarrel
Which tu no way concerted him,
This Monument la erected
By a smell section of tbs Urillsh people,
To cxalolt to the world
Their sliyhi respect
For tbs National feeling of Francs,
And tholr great regard
For the cause oMmperlaUsn.
FREE BATHS.
Tha Mayor’s Pet Scheme Meets
with a Set-Back.
F. D. Kimlrm Protests Kncrgeitrally So For si
the Jtorlh Side Ij Contented.
The Finance Committee had a length? ecislon
yesterday afternoon, and among other things
considered wu the Mayor’s recommendation to
establish bathing-houses for the multitude at
the several pumping-works. The Mayor was
present with a ground drawing of what ho
wanted, and, much to his surprise, F. 11.
Winston dropped m to oppose the whole
scheme.
As soon as the matter had been opened up
MR. WINSTON READ A I.ENOTUT LETTER
ho had prepared as a remonstrance, of which
the following la the text:
Cincaoo, Atur. 3.1.— T0 the Hon. A. 0. Throop,
Chairman of the Finance Comn<\Uu—ttu t: A* a
citizen and taxpayer of twenty-*ix years’ standing.
1 desire to enter my protest against the adoption
of tho order for the erection of a bathing-house on
the Water-Works grounds on the North Side, as
the same has been proposed and asked for by the
Mayor, and Is now pending before your Commit
tee, At tint sight of the communication In the
papers I supposed It was intended as a huge Joke,
or perhaps a cheap bid for popularity, so com
mon nowadays in the city. Subsequent In
vestigation has convinced me that tin; scheme
has been well developed, and embraces the appro
priation of the city’s ground* and waier by the
erection of a bathing-house br the company which
has been organized and which now owns the Mala
torimn and the swimming-schools on the Houth
and West Side*, and which proposes to consolidate
with those to be erected on the city’s grounds. It
Is not proposed to make these hatlilnc-houvc* free.
A small charge Is to ho made—five or ion cents-for
the use of the common tank by the poor,
and belter quarters aro to be provided for
ttiu wealthy and distinguished, who are
expected to pay liberally. The Institution Is ex
pected to nay largely. At the present Intention of
a charge of 2'» cents per head. It should pay from
l'» to mi per cent per annrnn on the capital Invest
ed. With free water, free healing, and free
grounds, nil furnished by the city, It ought to make
handsomely. I protest against tbc proposed occu
pation of the property of the city to build up a pri
vate monopoly. There Is no legal authority for
leasing tne grounds of the Water-Works
for any such Instltntlou. Even if it
were legal, I further protest, as a
resident property-owner of the immediate neigh
borhood (which has hitherto boon a quiet and re
spectable residence locality) against a scheme to
locale tt>« proposed bathlfig-honto on the Water
works grounds, which would soon become a fa
vorite resort for the thugs and nifllans who make
night hideous. As your Committee know, the
ground proposed Is neither convenient nor accusal*
hi* to the general public, being a very long dis
tance from the horse-cars or any public convey
snee, could not be reached and would not fra
used by any considerable number of North Sid*
citizen*, who do not ask for or desire the Institu
tion, The entire neighborhood protests again*t a
nuisance which would damage their property lolly
20 nor cent. There bare been erected during the
past vear, and aro now being built In that neigh
borhood, dwelling-houses of ati aggregate value of
over half a million of dollars, and upon the block
immediately opposite the Water- Works plan* have
been made and bids received lor the immediate
erection of six flrst-clasa homes. These have been
stopped by the owner* pending tbo consideration
by tne Council of allowing the proposed nuisance.
These arc not by any means all the reasons
which could bo given Against the order proposed,
but want of time and nross of Imsines* prevent my
writing more now, and besides. 1 could have also
presented, had It seemed nccesaary, the signatures
of my neighbors to a more formal remonstrance.
In conclusion allow me to express the hope that
your Committee will unanimously report against
the proposed order. Yours respectfully.
F. 11. Winston.
1 own twelve honses and COO feet of ground on
the block opposite the Water*Works where (ho
nuisance is to bo erected.
THE MATOR
patiently (o the rending anti some comment*
which followed, and was considerably rutiled
thereat. He replied angrily, and insisted that
ho bad been prompted In hie recommendation
by a desire to benefit the poor,—“the artisan,
raccnooic, and laborer." lie hooted nt the idea
of creating a bathing monopoly, and said he
was entirely sincere, and that he had no Inten*
tion of giving the proposed rights to Mr. Kndish,
or anv other Individual, but slmp>y of establish*
Ing bathing-houses for the people.
Mr. Winston Insisted that Mr. Radish had
assured him tint the project had been well
matured, and that be (Radish) wa« to become
the public washer. He had talked the whole
question over with him ami the plans and pur
poses hod been detailed to him, and fnnher
than this, the project was not what It seemed to
be, or what the Mavor would have it to appear.
It was not to haro'“frcc” bathing-houses—the
city to donate tho ground and water.—hut one
at which a small price should bo charged, which
was to bo graduated according to the purse of
the bather and thcaccuminodatiuns received. It
was outrageous, ami
WHEN HE VOTED FOR MR. HARRISON
no never supposed Hint he would meet him lob
bying against the Interests of nroperlv-holucrs
ns ‘‘.Mayorof the entire city,” and trying to
use city property to the damage of himself and
others for tho benefit of Mr. K&dlsh, or any
other Individual.
The Major responded, gesticulating vigorous
ly. lie denied that the move was In the Interest
of Kadlsh. or any ono else, and wanted Mr.
Winston to understand that what-he said he
meant.
Mr. Winston came to tho front again, and re
iterated what ho bad said anil what Kadlsh had
told him.
The Mayor llred up In response. Tho blood
rushed to his face, and he Insisted that his plans
carried out would not create a nuisance, etc.
Mr. Winston stuck to Ids position, and sug
gested that. If It was proposed to give Kndlsh
water without cost. It might bo well to donate
it for bis present establishments. lie thought
If Uic cltv gave him the water, ho would reduce
the price of bathing at tho places ho hud, nnd
better accommodate the poor people, without
damaging Individual rights.
The Mavor made no response to this further
than to sov th»t if free hathing-houscs would
affect the value of the adjacent property, the
Committee should he careful what It did in (he
matter, and he retired from the room, followed
by a look from Mr. Winston, who was de
termined. apparently, that (lie fact that ho has
no lore (or Ida Honor should nut be lost sight of.
As soou as the Mayor had left
MB. WINSTON ADDRESSED THE COMMITTER
firmly and oolltoly, Insisting that tho Connell
had no right In law to divert the cltv’s property
(or any such purpose, nnd, furthermore, that
property-owners In bis vicinity were averse to
the move. Me did not care what they did on
the West Side, hut he would Dover consent to
the establishing of a nuisance of the kind on
the North tilde. 'Hie Council might donate
water to Ka-llsh, and ground, too, lor that mat
ter, bat not at his expense. He would not stand
It, and if given time he would present u remon
strance signed by over? person owning property
In proximity to the Water-Works.
Aid. Thruop said there wna no especial cause
for haste in i tie matter, and auegostod that
whatever Mr. Winston might desire to present
In (itu shape of a remonstrance bo laid Imforu
the Council, as tho Committee could not take
cognizance at anything which did not come
through tho proper channel.
Mr. Winston said he was pressed for time, amt
wanted to go out of town for a couple of weeks.
Aid. Tbroop replied that thu Committee
would not act hastily, and that they would give
him a month to he heard from.
This saitslied Kir. Winston, and promising
that he would bring In his remonstrance Inside
of the time named, he departed mid the Com
mittee adjourned.
A Canllpedo'* Deadly Claw*.
Canon Ojuniy I'tyi/unis.
Several Mexican* wore In camp at the mouth
of Memphis Creak, Utah Territory, ami were
lying about the Ore, when ouu of thorn. Toisloro
Cruuts, saw a large centipede. fully nine luchea
long, traveling slowly over Ills Ink. Knowing
that the least motion would make It sink Us
deadly claws Into his skin, without moving his
let; ho got out his revolver, mid waited until
the beast had almost readied his km>«, when,
slowly puttlmr the mouth of the pistol (o his
head, ho- pulled and Ihu centipede was gone.
But a centipede's claws are quicker than gun
powder, and Crueas began to crump in a fuw
minutes, the track of tho reptile along his lei;
turned a brownish yellow, and the place where
U was killed swelled up frightfully. Crunu
ranldlv grew‘worse, ami In a little over four
boors afterward ho died Ingrcat'ogony. But
Uio most singular part of tho story Is iliat iho
bullet from Cruces' pistol cut a small nick In
the foreleg of a mplo that was tethered near by,
and at daylight next morning the mule was also
dead, wlln Its leg so swollen that the skin hud
burse In several places.
Sacking t ltd’Freeman House.
The house In which freeman sacrificed h(S
daughter, ut I'ocasict, fas recently visited by a
wagon-load of persons, froni a Sunday-school
picnic. The contents had been.left as they were
found ImmoflUlclv utter tho tragedy, even.to
the blood status; but these visitors, gaining ad
mission by breaking a door, disturbed every
thing, and carried away many articles for relics.
“ Hair Revlvom" restores gray hair tolls orig
ins! color for 50 cents.
A.THJBE.ntrtT.^
JJOOMJV'H THEATUK-AIMEI?
Thli Saturday oil Farewell
AIMEE MATINEE
1. 1» Jolic Porliiniciisc,
In which Altnea produces. for (ha last time.her world*
renowned song. . .
“ PRETTY AS A PICTURE.”
Admlsalon, 50c to .1) part* of the home.
TIMS EVENING.
LA FILLfcJ I)E AIME. ANGOTi
Pttndsr Evening—Aimer** Farewell to Chicago, by
Ipcclnl re/jue*!—LA MAIUoLAINR.
2n ~ Th * Fifth-aw. cotnlo Opera 00. In
Ha VBiitijV’M inihnui:.
Proprietor and Mana«er.,.Mr. J. 11. IIAVBULT,
LAST CUANCKI LAST CIIaNCRM LAST CHANCBIIt
Last satnrilsjr Matinee and Night of
TUTK DANKICK’S UAUGHTEK,
tty A. M. PALMEU’B
TINION-Sinr.VUK tiikatuk COMPANY.
The Origins! New Vork C-wt, The Origin*! Scenery,
The Origins! Properties. The Original Miulo.
Pun lar Slght-FATINITZA. llo*-Bheer now open.
Aug. M-MOTIIKi: AM* son. Secure Beats.
JJ 1 VIC’KUU’HTH KATKIv.
Kvcry evening (his week. MATINLK9 Wednesday an!
HaturtUy. the favorite Comedian,
JOHN DILLON,
Supported by Mlm 1.0D198 DILLON, BDWIN P,
TilOliNK, and a StrongCsil, In
OUB 3fKXT
Ol!, THi: DARK NORSK.
A QUARTER TO KI.KVEK."
Kcxt week— 1
•yyxvrusrs i»Am«
THIS EVKNIXO AT ft O'CLOCK,
GRAND CONCERT
MV THE FULL
CIIIC.UiO ORCHESTRA,
Under the direction of ADOLPH HOSKNIIECKBR.
Admlinon. 2'. cent*. Tlu »e Concert* will uka plac«
crcrr Wcdneadajr and EsiunJar during tbc MBmei
icMKn.
'i imvi iia:.
H 7 Clnrk-it., opposite New Court-Honso.
I.Mt week of tbo ScMfin. and lait three performances
Of the UKA.NI> and UOUuEOUS HPKCTAULK,
A Talc of Enchantment!
IfoniM CrowiW. AOrrat Shnwt si Tteantlfnl Tmmv
Ladle* In b flrand Amazonian March, finishing with a
Uurgcom Transformation rtcetio. _________
pakk.
BASE BALL.
LAST GAMES SEASON 1870.
CLEVELAND versus CHICAGO,
Saturday. Monday. and Tuesday, Aug. au. 25, and 20.
Oamci begin at 3i:r> prompt
Glt.4>B> CCMi lIKT
BAT«:nnAv kvenino, a at?. 23, at
A. Holm’s Pavilion, 788,790, & 792 W. Late-sL
Muiic from Chicago Orchestra. Admission fret.
Til JR KLEQTUIC UEVIEW,
INVALIDS
AND OTHERS SEEKING
HEALTH,
STRENGTH,
& ENERGY,
"Without the Use of Drugs,
iro Karnntljr Kcfjneaied to semi fur
THE ELECTRIC REVIEW,
A LARGE ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL
WHICH IS PUBLISHED FOR
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It l rent* noon HEM/TII. H7OIRNK, nud PhydMl
Culture, rad l» a C'tmjOo ouuvtU'ipu'.lU of Information
forluvuiMs Ami iiiov- wtiomiiTcr from Ncrroun, Ex
hamdnk. ami Painful I) reim-*. Kvciy itibjuct that
hnari upon liunlib and liunuu tianidii'M* receive* alien
ifon In li* pacri! and tfir many qm-Mhm* nuked Jjv »«f
--ferine Invalid*. whobaro rii»>i,aired of nenre, are an
kKoruvi. and ralunlilu Information I* volunteoicd to all
wlio arc In need of medic U alt lee.
The subject of KPctrfc licit* cr*u* Med'clno. and
too hundred and ouu qiicUhm* of vital liniiortnncc to
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1 lie Electric Ruviow exr.u'Oi tho unmitigated IrnuJ*
practiced hy quark* and medical Itnpouon who profess
to “nwcilce medicine.” and make* plain the only safe,
*mit>lc. and effective road to Health. Vigor, and Bodily
Energy.
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win l*o mailed and distributed Fate tlironshout the
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• ... lOUroad-H., New York,
Dur and anti. thruuubthu New Vurk block Exchange, -
all the active stucka. and aim carry tame on very mod
erate martin u lomr as nedrrd. They negotiate A 1
stock prlvih-K*-* at rate* that aflord largo and frequent
pmitu with very limited liability. Their explanatory
circular and stock report, containing (nil particular*,
arc mailed freeon nupllcatlou.
<fc I OC\C\ return* In RO day* on *IOO Inverted.
■Dl.fcUvdinchl report* I rets Like proflu wefek-
Ir on slock oplloiuof Sluio #,vt. Address f. POTTER
t () -’ Danker*, 35 Will-m.. New York.
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inisi), aed Wa»iuiiktou-st.. Douou.iiau.
FOUIINO ItEU,
j ‘ A Save Iloom-IKent and Jlur
iSSM Durr’s Parlor It Caliluet Folding-Btd,
Pf37?l?S The most Compact, Elegant, ana Sub
h~. nl Stan,ini made. Heat Steel Spring Mat
trass lor “.Solid Comfort.” Semi [or
JlluiltvU\i Cu/it/ogue. MfM, sold by
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Viy>r» v , , —Bl3 Wahoaa Are., Chicago*
Mfrt Of Artistic Bctiileld
rwcitMo,WcslUntili,(U.
TimsisrA.
RUPTURE STi
iidvi'i lt> nay to ono of
thu charitable lint tutUmstba turn of Twcnty-Flro
Dullara for each e»iti uf limtiKul Hernia (hut cau Imi
hrld by the hand mat runuol t« retained by tlio PAR
KER lIKfKNfIVK UMMOS-HKMtK Till SH. Pat
uitUdJuly 0. IS7H.
HAUTI.F.TT, HITMAN’ A PARKER.
as SNw-»t.. übicaitu. HI.
Dr. Parker, tho Patentin'. liu had twenty year*’ex-
Gru'tioL* in adjiiitiuit ‘iruue*, iuul it curing many of
c worrt cavjvuf Uui.iure.
Manufacturer! amt Pneutee* of tho Celebrated Com*
imin-*emM Tru«, iireil hymns of tho Kmpurun In Eu
rope a* liulng kutierlor iu any Truu made to the world.
Maiiiiroi-iun-n u( Elutio Btodtlug*, iiutrumeuts for
Dufurnilltc*. etc.
rruji»i<JAi..
To faSHPTIVES
AND INVALIDS.
wrscnEßTnn'B nrropnospnrns or limb
AMD K)DA. For tN»ii"U«iiUlun.,>VrnU I.unon,
C'oiiulimi A mi hum* llruiirhUbstudOeueral Ibnumy
U I* an ucKiiowlfilrfc-l bpjNilibi l*<*ia**Uy, proved by iiv
year*' experience. TRY IT*
Trice, 91 ami 9*2 |* r boiUo. Prepared only by
• WI SOI IKSTEH A’- (0,, ChrmUtM,
80lJ byDruggist*. UU Johubt,, KuwYork*
TIISCIIIiI.A-YKOilH*
L>H. H IONI>IOICSON, IA
171 E. KaflittMt, EMcM 111 I mo" ua by lbs tiUVS
of l!llu.-K Tivut* Ctiruuk 1 , Ntrvgiu. and Private DU
caics, .Nervous Debility, Sexual Uublllty, Aa, Uuursu..
hi* beat aiiciuloa sud ireatineut. Fatieau at*
tiutaiico trotted by lotion mcneliie* toot everywhere.
I'iiaruv-.luw. Couiuluilua free—etU or write. Illus
trated Jtuoit tad circuUn tor utUoiiu seui taxied
fur tjvo ft« •tsuitw. Oilleu Hourt-w ». „u to 7m m,
SEffiiDR.KEAN,
173 South Clark.ct.. Ohloarf.
CcaiuUpetwonaJly ur brrnull, Iruo of charge, oatll'
ebruulc. bcrvoux,urs)>eatal disease*. Pr.J.Kosalt ihl
only phytlclu lu tbit city wbowarrsais ceres or no pay.
Tin 1 n HT IrlT '*** 8. t’lark Street, t’hweao.
Ill 1 A |v Mill N Krurybody from Atlantic to
Uli il« U* UiJJJ.It I'uoUto has heard of hi*
•kill lu treating all Chronic, Kervun* and dpecUl
Disease* of men and women. Drury pimm used
known to the profession, including Kiectrlokty,
bond two stamps fur “(luldo to Health.*' Odea
hours,U a. tu. to 4p. m.t Sunday* Wto lla m.
PRESCRIPTION FREE.
For the speedy euro of Sciatual Weakness, Lost
Msaboud, and all disorder* brought uuby ladUcra
lion or excess. Auy druxxltt has I lie luxrsJleuU**
JAUUWfcWU.. iW tfcstaUth-iu* UuOaaad* Obis*
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