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Kricf Sketch ul His Lu< A. T. Stewart was born in Belfast, abou 1 the year 1808, of Scoteh-Irish parents. Whe u quite a child his parents died and a Quake was appointed his guardian, who gave him liberal education in king's College, Dublin. At the age of wenty-one years he embarked for America, landing in New York city, which became the home of his adoption and fortune. Soou after his arrival he secured employment as a teacher in classics and writing in Mr. Bragg's school, on Crosby street. He was in New \ork but a short time when he received the news that his grandmother had died in the old country leaving him £500. r lhe next steamer took him as a passenger from New ^.ork, en-rouie to Ireland to receive his legacy. On the vj age across the ocean he related his affairs to the Captain and Mate of the steamer, and sought their advice as to what he should do with his money. Both advised him to pur chase laces and materials of that class, as they were of small bulk, and the profits on the sales were large. The legacy was paid to him soon after he returned to Ireland, and following the advice of the officers of the ship, he purchased a quantity of laces and dry goods which he brought to New York. Being ignorant of the laws of trade, he purchased his goods from heavy dealers in stead of from first hands, and when he offered his wares to New York importers he was surprised to learn that they could sell the same class of goods for less money than he paid for his. He was in a dilemma, and dually resolved to peddle his goods. With basket in hand he sought outtlie first families in the city who could afford to buy his costly articles. His manners and modesty were such as to w.n for him the good will of some of his cus tomers who advised him to start a dry goods store. This advice he also followed, and soon found a small store on Broadway below Murray street. His first stock of goods was bought for cash. Being unknown the job bers refused him credit at first, but he found friends in Becar, Benjamin & Co., who guaranteed his paper. The secret of his success commenced in this store, and he maintained it throughout his whole career; it was—"Truth and Honesty." The business prospered from the beginning, increasing so rapidly that »Stewart found it necessary to obtain larger premises, and moved to No. 2/57 Broadway. Here he en tered on the career of his large trade, estab lishing his business on a firm foundation. A Captain of the British Army was employed, with authority to place the store, as it were, under martial law, the clerks being divided up into departments. In 1836, the j r ear of land speculation, he was eagle-eyed enough to foresee trouble; he closed his credit books and marked down his stock of goods to pop ular prices, which proved eminently success ful. When the crash came, in 1837, he had a large amount of cash on band, which en abled him to go into the market and buy heavy stocks of merchandise at very luw prices, by which means he was enabled to keep up his growing trade. In 1845 he com menced the erection of the white marble building, corner of Chamber street and Broaway, which he opened on the first of May, 1847. the ground and building costing about $350,000. He said at one time that he would not be satisfied until lie increased his business so that his sales would amount to $1,000,000 a month. By his strict integrity and straight forwardness his ambition was more than gratified, for in the year 1865 his sales amounted to $55,000,000. In his employ he had an army of clerks in the wholesale and retail departments, all under strict discipline, allowing none to violate the rules and regula tions of his establishment. Many who had been years in his service were pensioned. The success of Stewart became world wide, and whatever in his line of trade he could obtain the control of he secured the sole agency for, and had the confidence of the largest manufacturers of dry goods in all parts of Europe. The colossal fortune he amassed he invested in real estate and other securities, and applying large amounts to de serving objects. In bis charities he was not ostentatious, but an appeal for a worthy cause was made to him in vain. His life was wrapped up in his business, which re ceived his undivided attention, and of which he was the architect. The oui yoffice which he was very willing to accept was Secretary of the Treasury, tendered to him by President Cirant, but some legal enactment prevenied him from acting in that capacity, though he w as w illing to turn his business affairs into othei hands. The only relative he leaves is a wife, and a curiosity w ill be felt to know how he has disposed of his fortune, reaching forty millions. To correct a misapprehen sion, it may be stated that Mr. Stewert was a canfiruied member of the Episcopal Church. An American I. inly Abroad. I I to An English paper of recent date contains the following: " An American belle, whose success in London society is undeniable, being lately asked what were her impressions ' e this metropolis,' replied that she liked it of very well, but thought it strange that her partners had not " bunched " her and her sisters. Home observations by a correspondent explain the untoward effect on the young lady's mind of the omission she described by this homely but expressive term. At a grand ball given at Philadelphia toward the end ol last month our authority noticed that the ladies present were divided into two classes—those who had bouquets and those w ho had none—also the ladies in the first of these categories were very triumphant, while the others were proportionally de depresed. It turned out the bouquets w'ere all supposed to be the gifts of admirers. They were much larger than those supplied by Loudon and Paris florists, and one lady had ten of these huge bunches, some of which she had to trust to her partner, carry ing the remainder herself. An expression of surprise at the equanimity with which ladies appeared to endure so cumbrous and embar rassing an addition to the usual ball-room paraphernalia was met by a reminder that every bouquet represented a scalp.' It may be hoped that, in spite of the apparent lack of chivalry implied in allowing American young ladies to remain in a bunchless con dition, a custom which transforms the Queen of Hearts into Jack in the Green will be suffered to remain in its native habitation." An ©Id "theatrical reminiscence" man writes to the Philadelphia Timet that Forest used to yeh at him behind the curtain: "Reed! yon old bible-backed mummy, why don't you put on your helmet?" "I used to fence with him," remarked the veteran sadly. "He has killed me regularly every night for a month." He of in the has the also as in the at the have the out was seats, main high at while chairs never placed sacred never her KECK ETA BY TAFT. 1 u city, and and his took to and do pur as on paid and the and he in was the he to his he it it A of to An Alleged Account of it In Interview with tlie President. [ Fat Contributor in Saturday Night] Although one of the best lawyers in the country: Judge Taft don't know anything about war. He never fired off a two-horse lumber wagon. But he is determined to learn. The other day Grant dropped into the War Office and found his new Secretary deep among the official documents. "Posting yourself up, Alphonso?" said the President with an encouraging smile. "Yes," said the Judge eagerly, "I want to know eve-ything pertaining to the business. I have been running over the disbursements cf the Department for the last year, to see what was expended for catapults." "For cata-what?" said the President, pausing, as he were about to strike a match on his boot to light a fresh cigar. "Catapults. You have them in the army, haven't you?" said the Judge, in i at her an uncertain tone of voice. The President smiled a little, and said they did have a few' left over from the war, but he believed they had all been used up. Then the Secretary said he should certainly order some more made, for he considered the cata pult one of the most effective weapons in modern warfare. "They did great execu tion at the siege of Jerusalem, as I remember reading," mused the Secretary, "and it is doubtful w'heiher Tiberius would have been able to have reduced the city without them." Grant looked at his new' Secretary through the cigar smoke a few moments, and then told him if he ordered any catapults he had better have them "rifled," with au adjust able, muzzle-loading bayonet, and the Secre tary made a memorandum to that effect. "I see that considerable money has been spent in experimenting with torpedoes," con tinued the Secretary, looking over the dis bursements. "Serious accidents have fre quently resulted from little boys throwing torpedoes under the horse's feet on the Fourth of July, and it ought to be stopped." The President allowed that the torpedo wasn't a thing to fool with, and the Secre tary read on. Suddenly he jumped to his feet, while the hot indignant blood flashed to his very temples as he exclaimed: "No wonder the country is impoverished, and the taxpayer groaning beneath his burden. Here while trade languishes and the wheels of in dustry are clogged all over the land, my pre decessor has been shipping luxurious delica cies to the garrison of our forts, thinly con cealed under the term "shell." What does shell mean? Shell oysters, of course! That's what it means. But they don't get any shell while I am Secretary. I'll settle that." That's right," said the President. "If they get an}' oysters, make them 'shell out' for them, themselves;" and then he added in an aside to himself, "they would have to if they bought them of one of Belknap's post traders." "Yes;" continued the Secretary, "look at the quantity of grape on hand, classed among 'Munitions of War.' What does grape mean and w hat is it for?" "It is to wash down the shell oysters with, I suppose," said Grant, with a merry twinkle in his eye, which the Judge didn't see. "That's it, exactly," cried the Judge. "Keeping the soldiers on wine and oysters, while thousands of people are wandering around in a hopeless search for a free IuucIl I tell you, 'Lissis, this is scandalous!" The President, as he arose to go, said he was glad he had a Secretary of War, at length, who w'as determined to iook into thiugs and reform abuses, and cautioning him not to for get to have those catapults rifled, he returned to the White House with a broader grin on his face than anybody had ever seen there before. • ♦< •«« Senatorial Chairs. Many of the seats occupied by grave and reverend United States Senators have an in teresting history which is know'n by but few, and to none better than the veteran Captain Isaac Basset, assistant doorkeeper of the Senate, and one of the most valuble em ployees of that body, who has seen forty five years of service in his present position. He it is who, with the aid of Assistant Ser geant-at-arms James I. Christy, keeps the pages within the bounds of decorum, and whose further business it is to announce mes sage-bearers from the President and the House of Representatives to the Senate. Captain Basset, who is a general favorite with the Senators, retains many reminiscences of great men who have passed awry and who formerly occupied seats in the Senate. Among these are Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Thomas H. Benton and Stephen A Douglas. The chairs and desks of these distinguished men are still in use in the Senate, for it is a notable fact that, while the furniture of the House of Representatives is frequently changed, that of the Senate, with the exception of the carpet, remains substantially what it was a half cen tury ago. It is true that when a new State has been admitted new chairs and desks have been made for the incoming Senators, but they have been invariably fashioned after the old model. Some of the old chairs have also been re-upholstered, but the most of them have never been repaired, being apparently as good to-day as they were w T hen first placed in the chamber. The chairs and desk of Cass, Calhoun, Webster, Clay, Douglas and Benton, as have been stated, still remain in the Senate chamber and are in daily use, but exactly which they are or who occupies them at present, Captain Bassett declines to tell, for the reason that if the fact was known relic hunters would soon mutilate them beyond recognition. Many of these chairs and desks have been changed as regards location, but the captain has made a mental note of every change, and could, if he desired, point them out at once. It is known, however, that Mr Ferry's seat on the floor is the same as that formerly occupied by Senator Sumner. It was formerly located on the outer row of seats, but was removed by Mr. Ferry to the second row from the front on the left of the President's chair, it being the eigth from the main aisle. There are but three chairs of an entirely new pattern in the chamber—those occupied by Senators Thurman, Gordon and Eaton. These have cane seat chairs and high cane backs, and can be tilted backwards at will. Senators Alcorn, Conkling and Hitchcock, use the old style of seat with the improvement of an uncovered cane bottom, while many Senators sit on caned bottom chairs covered with hair cloth. As stated before, however, most .of the seats have never been altered in any respect since being placed in the chamber. Miss Susan B. Anthony declares upon her sacred word and honor, and hopes she may never taste another gum drop, if ever in all her life sho said Mr. Beecher was guilty. I to a 1 of it and it to the he ing the ful the just I ing legs kept that a (I very would I that Thus to docile cheery swept pletely face And the wins officer exercise in For his become order splendid Their thoughts a livious gives stricken was day might quiver him more rear would to A STORM AT SEA. Mark Twain's Recollections of It—The Power of lmiividnal influence. [From Troy Budget, March 6th.] The following is an extract from chapter 111. of a book begun three years ago by Mark Twain, but afterwards abandoned : For the next hour or two there was a con stant augmentation of the storm. Nobody did anything but cling to the bench backs under the dismal glimmer of the lamps (there was no other light, although the morning was well advanced,) and listen to the deep boom ing of the seas as they hurled themsleves against the ship's distant bows. By half-past nine o'clock hardly any support was sufficient to enable one to keep his seat. At this hour one of those sickening lulls, one of those dread suspensions of all motion which tells that the ship's centre is pinnacled on a watery Alp, and that when she topples over and plunges down on the other side there is going to be trouble and while every creature held his breath, she quivered a moment, and down she went ! And with her went every body sprawling to the floor. There was a terrible crash, as if she struck the rock of Gibralter, and in that instant a sea went bodily over her, bending the thick bars of an iron fence till they curved like bows, splittiug in two and carrying away half a short board three inches thick that was lashed high away upon the bridge, and passing into the ocean again from the upper deck on the other side or the vessel, riddled a strong lifeboat to splinters and swept it overboard along with one of its great iron davits ! And down on our deck it smashed in the starboard bul wal ks, flooded the deck waist deep, entered the galley, seized the smoking-hot breakfast' washed every vestige of it overborn!, crush ed iu the saloon door and came pouring along the carpets, bringing with it (with a final crash ) the bar stores, and spreading a ruin of champagne and Irish whiskey bottles all around. And in the next instant another sea came over the port side, bringing a broad specimen of the bulwarks along with it, stove in the port door of the saloon and set the lug gage afloat in all the state-rooms on that side. "Well !" (It was the only remark that came into my mind, and it did not appear to meet the case, either.) Up to that moment I had felt little or no concern. But, judging by the mighty crash that had assailed our ears, I felt almost sure that the ship's sides had been crushed in, and, possibly, by a collision with another ship; and, therefore, as ours was an iron vessel, she must go down with the prompt facility of an iron pot. I tried to make up my mind as to what plan of action to pursue, and was getting along very well with it (considering that I had been at it only a thirtj'-tifth or a lortieth part of a second,) when a stalwart young man at my side ex claimed: "We're gone! * * O, my God! * * We're gone, we're gone!" He scared me, and so I said to myself, "Never mind the plan; I'll get a life preser ver." 1 had seen a couple on the floor, but they were not there now. I went into my room, saw that these had been mine The plunging of the ship had thrown them out through the ventilator. < Then I thought 1 would go and borrow oue of the Cardiff Giant, as we called him; and I will do my self the credit to say that I meant to get botn of his and save some woman with tue extra one. At the time it did not occur to me that it would be a little ungenerous to the Giant and even now I am not sorry for it, because it is such a splendid, unconscious compliment to the big Englishman's manhood—it ignored the possibility of any difficulty or peril which he could not extricate himself from by his own strength and his own courage. As I fought my precarious way along the career ing floor, dismay lay upon almost every face encountered, and if I had been the spirit of the storm I could not have resisted the ap pealing looks that spoke from some of those eyes. I shall always remember the sorrow ful picture the dim ghostliness of the lamps revealed at that moment. I put my hand on the Giant's door without knocking not sup posing for a moment that he was in—and just then a mighty lunge of the ship shot me clear across his stateroom, head first. A voice said: "Hallo! What's wanted?" I looked up from the floor, where I was hold ing on to something—peered through the gloom, and, us I am a sinner, that calm, genial iceberg was standing up on his hind legs shaving! How he could see anything, or how he kept his feet, I never cared to inquire. All that I thought of was that I was unspeakably ashamed of my errand. He said: "Sorry you fell. Did you hurt yourself? Anything wanting?" "No," I said. "I only came to burrow a— a match." (I believe some people will lie even in the very presence of the grave if to tell the truth would make them blush.) I got a match (had about a thousand in my pocket,) and came out thinking to myself that it could not be much of a storm after all. Thus one man scared me when the sea failed to do it, and now another had completely restored my tranquility, and neither had employed more than a look and a word. What docile slaves of outside influence men are! And now came another specimen. Capt. Moland followed one of those seas in that smashed the saloon doors, and with a bright, cheery glance and a breezy word or two, had swept their terrors away almost as com pletely as if he had brought sunshine in his face and Summer zephyrs in his breath. And yet at that moment the ship was in the greatest danger. When the Giant came out, wherever be went his brave, tranquil face wrought its miracle. The reinforcements of the courage that saves wavering armies and wins battles is drawn from the commanding officer as from a reservoir. The influence which one individual may exercise over many was happily illustrated one of the great battles of our Civil War. For months a certain Colonel had subjected men to ceaseless drill. The manual had become so mechabical with them that no order delivered in the martial music of his splendid voice could take them by surprise. Their hands instantly executed it even if their thoughts were miles away. Once well into battle, soldiers will fihgt steadily on, ob livious to everything, till the ammunition gives out. Then they wilt into a panic, like stricken things. This particular regiment was face to face with the enemy on a notable m our history, loading and firing with might and main, the opposing guns almost touching. All at once the Colonel saw' a quiver run down the line—experience told the ammunition was out. In one instant more there would be a wild stampede—the masses would take it up acd the day would be lost. He would give the world for saving expedient. The happy thought to ley but all a 113 now for of that men there wife thing She as ed, such A of see boot It—The chapter by con Nobody backs (there was boom hour those tells a over is and every a of bodily iron in board away ocean side to with on bul crush along final of all sea broad stove lug that came meet had by ears, had ours with to well only ex but into that his I of on A flashed upon him—the drill! He rose in his stirrups and his voice pealed out above the clamor of the guns: "Attention! Order— arms!" [Down came the muskets.] "Shoulder —arms!" [Up they went again.] Mark time —by the left flank—forward—march!" And with drums beating and colors flying they stepped away as gallantly through the storm of tire and smoke and thunder as if they had been on dress parade. They ar rived in safety in the rear without breaking ranks. To that man really belongs the houor of the great victory that w r as won that day. The Forests ol tue World. The forests of Europe are estimated as being 500,000,000 acres in extent, or about twenty per cent, of the whole area of the Continent. Iu North America it is reckoned that 1,460,000,000 acres are covered with trees, of which area 900,000,000 are in Brit ish North America. In South America for ests occupy 700,000,000 acres. The total amount for the two continents of the New World and Europe gives 3,600,000,000 geo graphical miles. The proportion of forest land to the whole area of Europe, as above stated, is computed at twenty per cent., in America twenty-one per cent. Supposing, therefore, tvyeuty per cent, to the proportion in Asia, Africa and Australia, the grand total of the forests of the world cover a space of 7,734,000 geographical miles. The areas of State forests and woodlands are estimated at the following figures in the following Eu ropeancouuuies : Prussia, 6,200,000 acres; Bavaria, 3,294,000 acres; France, 2,700,000; Austria, 2,230,000; Hanover, 900,000; Wurt emberg, 469,087; Saxony, 394,000; England, 112,376. The range in the height of trees varies from the miniature Alpine willow of a few inches to the stupendous Wellingtonia, which grows to a height of 350 feet, although indeed, it is stated that one of eucalypti often reaches a height of 420 feet in Victoria. In Sclavonia a tree called the sapin attains a height of 275 feet, and the umbrella pines of Italy 200 feet. The California big tree is said to girt 96 feet. The destruction of woods and forests, however, is very enormous, and in the majority of instances no attempts are being made for their reproduction. In South Africa, w r e are told, millions of acres are de stroyed annually. In New' Zealand the thirty per cent, of forest existing in 1830 had sunk to tw enty-eight in 1868, and to eighteen in 1873, which rate of diminution, if continued, would result in the total destruction of the New Zealand forests by 1889. In America, in the United States especially, the consumption of timber is enormous, and although public attention has been called to the matter, and the United States statute of March, 1875, im poses a fine ot $500, or a year's imprisonment for a wanton injury or destruction of trees, and also a flue of $200, or six months'impris onment, for allowing cattle to injure trees "on National grounds," the yearly consump tion and improvident use of timer, is almost incredible. Although, says the Scientific American , there are no available statistics to show the exact rate of speed with which we are using up the wood supply, it is easy to see that it is being done with great rapidity. Taking the legitimate use of lumber alone, industries based on its manufacture constitute the second point in magnitude in America, and are only exceeded by the iron interests About 150,000 persons are stated to be em ployed in producing sawed lumber alone; $143,500,000 are invested therein, and 3,265, 000,000 shingles, and 12,756,000,000 feet of timber are yearly manufactured. On the secondary industries based on the use of lum ber as a raw material, carpentry, cabinet making, ship-building, etc., millions of peo ple are employed. According to Professor Brewer's assertion, wood forms tbe fuel of two thirds the population, and the partial fuel of nine-tenths of the remaining third, add this to the former estimate, and some general idea will be obtained of the enormous drain upon American forests that is constant ly in progress. As a fact, it is well known that in 1871 as many as 10,000 acres of for est were stripped of their timber to supply Chicago with fuel, and yet no attempt is made to reproduce .—Land and Water. ART AXD JLFTEKATFRE. is to a of he A new German liberal paper entitled Las Vaterland was commenced in London on the 25th of March. The French artists have been very indus trious of late, 6,000 having been sent to the Paris Salon for this year. The late Dr. King's collection of curiosi ties, made during his Arctic expedition and elsewhere, will be sold shortly in London. The well-known hymn, "Rock of Ages," was written 100 years last month, in March, 1776. Its author was Augustus Montague Toplady. The monument to John and Charles Wes ley has been placed in Westminster Abby, but it has not yet been unveiled. It stands near the monument to Isaac Watts. Miss Thackeray is said to be one of the most charming and "sought after" women in London, engaged at least twenty dinners deep all through the season, and still fresh and natural and unspoiled. Mr. L. P. Di Cesnola, the United States consul in Cyprus, has made further important discoveries of cinerary relics on the island. Gold ornaments of great value were found in a tomb hundreds of years old. Dr. A. Yon der Linde ha9 published at Utrecht a biography of the game of chess, containing 2,209 titles besides an appendix of 113 titles on the game of draughts. This is now the most complete work of the kind pub lished. Dr. T. Damme, of Stockholm, is preparing for the Centennial Exhibition a directory of a universal language, of which he is the inventor. By this language the author claims that persons of different nationalities can un derstand each other. not der; with The The be be death you 22d hours taken that little doom from erably, in as filled was in Olive Logan gossips about handsome wo men in Washington. The biggest high-flyer there this season is Mme. de Mantella, the wife of the Spanish Minister. There is some thing positively blinding in this lady's beauty. She is said to be the handsomest lady in Washington. Her hair and eyes are black as midnight, her lips are coral, her teeth are pearls, her smile as witching as Celine Mon talan's, and her figure fit for a model for Capeaux. Her husband, in appearence, re sembles Joe Bagstock—red, stout, white-hair ed, white-mustached—your typical European militaire of high rank. He was sly to get such a pretty wife. A Washington shoemaker has secured one of Mrs. Belknap's boots, which is now on ex hibition in lis store. It's a thrillirg right to see a women whip out a t«pe line, when the shoemaker's back is turned, and measure that boot full Among has story him, of heaped never coln crous while wit takes getting A 1 1 1 1 and ?» »r m. For ton manifest if as Tbe Bad Wanner* of Some Failles at the National Capital. [Washington Correspondence Cincinnati Gazette.] Another trouble worse than these is the ill breeding one encounters Among all the women who grace society w ith their beauty beauty of face, or form, or dress, or all three— there are none who would feel grievously in sulted if charged with the least lack in this respect. But while the old definition of polite ness, "making one feel at case," is allowed its place, most of them, speaking advisedly, after personal observation, and any quantity of hearsay evidence, will certainly be found wanting. From the moment one throws off her wrap pings in the dressing room, she might almost as well be a lay figure iu a fashionable store, draped in the latest importation. Turning back to adjust a fold ot her dress she finds a lady studying the arrangement ot her overskirt. Moving to the mirror to see that her hair is not disordered, half a dozen pair of eyes scrutinize ornaments, dress and gloves. All the way down the crowded and brilliantly lighted stairway, into the drawing-room and among the guests even, when the head and shoulders are all we can see as a general thing, she does not need to be far-sighted & know that the progress is going steadily on. To be sure there are different ways of ac complishing it—from the deliberate levul lidded gaze of the rapid, sweeping glance— but in both and all instances so plainly seen as to suggest the wonder whether the ow ner of the eyes fancy themselves visiting a blind aslyum. At the afternoon reception it is no better. In the streets, in the stores, even the churches, it is the same. One would suppose that die market might be a haven of rest in this re spect. Here two ladies cannot exchange the compliments of the morning without the inevitable glance, open or stolen, at the habit worn. If the ultra fashionables are not seen in such a place, it only shows that the fault is general in all circles of society. This form of rudeness may not be peculiar to Washing ton, but there are other expressions of it growing out of official life which are more glaring still. Among those "sent by the people" are some ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to be able to sa)' it, but unfortunately it can- not be said of all. When a woman, stand- ing within the circle, which ought to be a charmed one, of high official position, dis- plays on all occasions her absolute lack of good manners, every American must feel mortification for the country. And if it seems a wild statement that such displays are made, one need only question those who attend re- ceptions, concerts, and churches. One lady, whose husband holds a prominent position officially, owns a pew in a leading church of this city, and she is such a terror to the sex- ton that he w'ould rather tell a stranger there was no seat to be had in the house than offer one with her, although the pew is never filled. On oue occasion, when a gentleman entered it himself, supposing it to be the pew of a friend, the frequent and prolonged ex- amination she made of his face, coat and boots embarrassed him to such a degree that he finally left and found another seat. And this was one of the "first ladies" of Washing- ton. ------— *« -4 W3»> ►► ---- of Choose Your Benin. [From the Salt Lake Herald.] The people, etc., vs. J. G. Wiggins, con victed for the murder of John Kreamer. The prisoner was brought into Court to receive sentence. The Court asked if he had any thing to say why sentence of death should not be pronounced against him. The pris oner replied that he was not guilty of mur der; that his victim, Dutch John, was armed with a pistol at the time of the shooting. The prisoner, in conclusion, called God to witness that he was innocent of murder. The prisoner was then told that the statute allowed him to select his mode of death, to be shot, hanged or beheaded. He remained silent a moment, and then said, " I prefer to be shot." The Court then pronounced the death sentence as follows: "It is the judgement of the Court that you betaken hence to some place of safe confinement in this county; that you be there safely kept in confinement until Friday, the 22d day of June next; that, between the hours of 10 o'clock iu the forenoon ond 3 o'clock in ihe afternoon of that day, you be taken from your place of confinement, and publicly shot until you are dead. And may that God whose laws you have wantonly violated, have mercy on your soul." The prisoner scarcely moved while the sentence was being spoken, and manifested little anxiety or feeling at what was going on. However, when all was over, the terrible doom had been told, and he was removed from the court room, he " let down " consid erably, and showed that, hardened as he was in crime, and desperate, daring and lawless as he had been, he still could feel; and as he contemslated the dreaded execution, tears filled his eyes, and his hands trembled. He was returned to the County Jail and placed in solitary confinement. Leonard Swett, oneofMr. Lincoln's most intimate friends, has been giving a lecture, full of reminiscences about him, at Chicago. Among other things, he said : "A great deal has been said upon the subject of Lincoln's story telling. Some desiring to canonize him, have denied that these stories were ever of a questionable character. Others have heaped upon him many gross sayings that he never uttered. The truth is, that Mr. Lin coln had a scent for the ridiculous and ludi crous as keen a9 the bee has for honey, and, while his mind was pure, his love of sharp wit and humor made him take to it as the bee takes to the honey wherever he finds it, for getting everything else but the honev. A FORTUNE FOR $1. Wyoming Monthly LOTTERY Legalized by authority of an Act of the Legislature. Tickets SI Each, 6 for $5. One chance in every 3. $290*000in Prizes. Capital Prize $50,000 6th Extraordinary Drawing. 1 Cash Prize of $100,600 1 Cash Prize of 50,000 1 Cash Prize ot 95.000 1 Cash Prize of 90,000 61,025 Cash Prizes amounting to $350,000 Th« first Extraordinary Drawing wa* presided over by Col. Yî®*'* 1#OÄ,u ®r T rado. Second by Gov. James Third Fourth by City, County, and Slate official« and the FiHb by «worn Commissioner*. Extraordinary offer! ?» yl längdt fQf S I O. leaving balance to be deducted fromiMxegafteHbodrawing. 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