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A man in debt
No rest will gebt
Until he's in the tomb.
His carea will weigh
So heavy theigh
Will shroud his life with glomh.
He'll practise guile;
And never smuile; .<$
ITis bead with pain will ache;
He'll grieve and sigh
And want to digit
And thus bis troubles sh&eho.
But owing none ." !
lie'll have more fone
Than any king that reigis;
He'll feel benign;
His health is fign
And lie long life atteigus. J\
Without a doubt
All can keep onbt
(.if debt if only they
Will never buy
To ] »lease the eu y
And cash down always pev.
— If. ( Dodge in Detroit Free Press.
I lie < online Könnet.
< 'h, sing, the genius and the skill
Of milliners whose trade is
To meet the fancies, curb the will.
And crown the handsome ladies!
The birds were shot, a year ago,
To trim the Easter bonnet;
Put now they put the things that grow
In market gardens on it.
The vegetables and flowers and fruits,
Tomato, radish, carrot.
Banana or the bud, as suits
The lady who must wear it.
A turnip, on a curving brim,
Will hold it in | osition:
A carrot be some lady's whim
To indicate omission;
And < nions, odorous and voting,
That aid the tears in falling,
(hi mourning bonnets will be hung
To mark the grief appalling.
The hat or bonnet most complete.
The envy of all women.
Will be tlie one with biggest beet
Amid the garden trimmin'.
A Itit of Gositip.
There is a young lady of Troy
Most handsome and winsome and coy^
We are nothing to blame
That we don't give her name.
For that might the story destroy.
She got from a lady a letter—
In Buffalo 'twas that she met her—
We don't know her name.
But, then, that's just the same.
And perhaps it is something the I etter.
This letter declares, it is said.
That Cleveland's decided to wed;
The bride told the news. r
Said «he couldn't refuse.
And will soon to the altar be led.
There's the story for what it is worth—
You know its career from its birth;
Perhaps you're suspicious,
But of gossip delicious
YouTl have to admit there's a dearth.
Tlw Modern L.or«l Lovell.
Lord Lovell he stood at his own front door,
Seeking the hole for the key;
Hi' hat was wrecked and his trousers bore
A rent across either knee.
When down came the beauteous Lady Jan
In fair white draperee.
"Oh, where have you been, Lord Lovell!
"Oh, where have you been?" said 'he;
"I have not closed an eye in lied.
And the clock has just struck thru'.
Who has been standing you on your head
In the ashbarrel, Perdee?"
"I mn not drunk. Lady Shane," he said:
"And so late it cannot be;
The clock struck one as I enter-ed—
1 heard it two times or three;
It must be the salmon on which I fed
Has been too many for me."
"Go, tell your tale, Lord Lovi
"To the maritime cavalree,
To your graudam of the hoary
To anyone but me.
The door is not used to be open-od
With a cigarette for a key."
Dll, Where is This Thing Going to Knd ?
The houses we clean in the spring,
Rive a blow to all social sunshine—
And we profanely say as we sing,
There's never a bit of the thing.
But we find that it is useless to whine.
And this the refrain that we dolefully sing,
Oh, bother the houses we clean in the spring,
Tra-la-la-la-la-la ! T ra-la-la-la-la-la !
The houses we clean in the spring
Customer (to florist)—Do th<* flowers that
bloom in the
Customer—I said do the flowers that
Florist isotto voce)—John, is Towser loose
and the sand bag in the cash drawer w here I
can reach it?
John (in a whisper)—Yes, sir. an' Towser
ain't eat nothin' senoe yesterday.
PTorist — Well, sir, what did you say!
Customer — I wanted to know if flowers
that bloom in the early part of the year will
bloom avail! later? —Pittsburv Chromela
THE LICK OSSERVATOd V.
A < alifori
to ' the
linn's Munificent Gift
Cause of Soifiic*e.
It is but right that a successful merchant
should on dying see to it that his wealth
should lie distributed among the people from
which he collected it, and in the state whose
government protected him in the acquisition
of that wealth. So thought the la'e James
Lick, one of the most tightfisted old misers
of California. James Lick was a Pennsyl
vanian by birth and a piano and organ
maker by trade. He began business life in
Philadelphia away back in 1820, this he car
vied on successively and successfully in Balti
more, Md., Buenos Ayres and Valparaiso,
South America, and California. He reached
this last place in the early davs of 1847,
"getting in on the ground floor, ' a-» they say
in Wall street, in speaking of one who gets
a big hold of an enterprise on the start. Old
Lick kept cautiously hoarding and in
creasing his pile until it amounted to some
*4.000,(DO in 1814.
"And then a w onder came to light" in the
shape of a trust deed by which he conveyed
all ot this fortune to a board of trustees to
be divided among publi- charities and for
the er. ct on of valuable scientific i.is'itu
Among the other bequests was one of
*700,000 for the construction and equipment
of an astronomical observatory for the Uni
versity of California. This was a pet pro
ject with the donor. He even selected the
site for the buildings, and expressed a desire
to lie buried near them. His wish is to be
gratified, as it is intended to chisel a vault
out of the solid rock under the pier which
will support the great telescope, and here,
twenty-five miles from civilization on a lonely
mountain top 4,285 feet above the sea, will 1 e
the solitary grave of the man who was are
cluse in life.
The spot selected for the observatory site is
the summit ot Mount Hamilton, fifty miles
south of San Francisco. The Federal gov
eminent owned the land and congress made
a grant of all the land embraced within a
circle one mile below the summit. A road j
over twenty miles in length has been con- [
structed from the nearest settlement at a cost
of *75,00 ).
VIEW OF THE OBSERVATORY COLONY.
Work was begun ou Lick observatory in
18-80, the first being done was to cut off the
apex of (he peak thirty-one feet so as to
form a flat surface on which to construct
the buildings. Our illustration from a photo
graph shows the present appearance of the
work, but it conveys no idea of the amount
of labor it was to get them there. All the
building material, tools, food, water and
workmen had to be hauled from the valley
below. There are already erected the ob
servatory proper, which is a building 287
feet in length, and three other buildings for
various other observations. It was a big !
undertaking and it is now only waiting the
arrival of the great telescope to be com
THE GREAT DOME AND TELESCOPE
This is the building that will be the center
of attraction for astronomers and scientists
the world over. In it will be "the most
powerful telescope yet made, ' as ordered in
Mr. Lick's trust deed. It will contain a
thirty-six inch objective, the largest ever at
tempted and the largest the great telescope
makers, A Ivan Clark & Sons, of Cambridge
port, Mass. The next largest objective,
measuring thirty inches in diameter, has re
cently been fini-hed by the same firm for the
government of Russia. At the time of Lick's
death the largest telescopes in existence was
the one in the Naval observatory at Wash
ington, D. C., which has a twenty-six inch
objective, anil Lord Ross' great six-fool
reflecting telescope in Ireland. The im
perial government of Austria has just
constructed a very powerful telescope
with a twenty-seven inch objective, but it is
the intention of the trustees of the Lick ob
servatory to keep ahead of the world in the
power of their telescope.
The dome is weil shown in this sectional
plan presented herewith. It will weigh fifty
tons, being probably seventy fret in diam
eter, though this cannot be determined until
the polishing of the objective is completed
and its focal length is found. This, it is
hoped, will lie accomplished this year, and
two years later this country can proudly
claim the liest equipped astronomical obser
vatory in existence.
A ST. LOUIS CLUB HOUSE.
A Ituilding For the Accommodation
Covers of the Turf.
ST. LOUIS JOCKEY CLUB HOUSE.
The St. I-zmis Jockey club is oiu of the
institutions of the city, and is now building
a club bouse which will be one of the attrac
tions to the visitor. It is a beauty, archi
tecturally', of the Queen Anne style, and is
to cost *50,OUU. The entrance to the build
ing is from the side shown in the illustration,
though the front proper faces the race track
and contains two broad piazzas, from which
an admirable view of the whole course may
be had. Though these porches will be an
important feature on racing days, it is to
« -v • v. »v.» — ». ; •
the social features oi «ue lju*.
Thomas \Va.!su has devoted most of bis
skill. There are large and small parlors and
cosy little private dining rooms, an ample
restaurant, billiard rooms and bowling alleys,
g'-umasiurn a.:.<] all the appointments of a
well regulate.! club house, with the addi
tional creditable feature that unusual pains
have been taken to render trie building at
tractive to the wives and families of the
AN ANARCHIST'S HEAD.
the Typical Lawbreaker Is sluurn
the Portrait of Herr Most.
"Whose portrait is that?" a lady asked
when shown the pr.otograph from which the
accompanying portait was engraved. "That
is Herr Most, the Anarchist.'* "Well, he
looks it" was her laconic comment, and mod;
readers will agree with her. Herr Most has
a rotund face and body that would indicate
lie was ;r. t lacking any of the go« d things of
this world. Meeting him with Lis hat on
one would take him to lie a well-to-do saloon
proprietor. But with his hat removed and
his i. air closelv cropped his physiognomy is
on * on which no mistake can be
made. the characteristics are too
strongly defined. The great, heavy jaws,
heavy eyes and overhanging eyebrows,
tLe receding forehead, the abnormal develop
ment of the posterior j ortion of his cranium,
all indicate a head admirably adapted for
the mission he has in life. What the rnouth
and chin would show cannot lie told, but it
is presumed bis luxuriant beard covers
equally strong charaeteristics necessary to
the man. It does seem cruel to call atten
tion to the abnormal phrenological points of
this monster, and yet it i-the ino't charitable
thing one can do. His training from child
hood has developed the brutal and animal
passions to the sacrifice of the inherent
humane nature, so that it has molded his
head, until it shows the brutal nature within.
Herr Most is what he is because he cannot
now be otherwise, though it is unfortunate
that men will follow such a leader. He
gained his notoriety in Europe some dozen
years ago through his connection w-ith a
Socialistic organization in Russia, from
which Nihilism was develope 1. He was
! forced to flee from Russia and lived for a
time in Germany and Austria, where he
quietly advanced his doctrines and gathered
some followers, the outcome of their plotting
being, it is claimed, the assassination of the
late czar. Germany and Austria becoming
too hot far Most and his conspirators they
scattered. Their leader next appeared in
London, where he was finally imprisoned.
On his release he came to this country, as
lieing the last one among the civilized na
tion' that would harbo'* him. Here he lias
publishe i his doctrines in a paper called
Die Freiheit, growing gra lually bolder
and bolder until the police and grand jury
had become convinced that his methods had
become unlawful and ordered him to lie locked
up, but lie could not be found.
Herr Most's last appearance in public was
before his "Workingmen's Rifle club. " a so
ciety of Anarchists in New York. Twenty
kegs of beer were drank by his auditors to
give them courage. Here he made a speech,
rifle in band. He advised his hearers to arm
themselves against the interference of the
police and brought his rifle to his shoulder
occasionally to illustrate his intentions. Two
detectives were in the audience whose evi
dence will be sufficient to convict Most when
caught. Two lieutenants of Most's, who were
arrested, liecanie so terrified when they
found they were within the 'aw's grasp, that
they were willing to promise to renounce
Socialism forever if they would lie allowed
their fn- dom. This is one of the peculiarities
of the Socialist leaders that they are per
sonally arrant cowards. August Spies, the
leader of the Chicago Anarchists, is an ar
dent pupil of Most's in the shedding of blood
and yet the sight of blood makes him deathly
% H.IP. HJF, FJHL RRAH.T.
The Minnesota Norwegians have again
been celebrating the discovery of America by
Niels Niedersson the Red. The exercise!
opened with the reading of the Djeclaration
of Fjindependjience and closed with the sing
Hjail Cjolumbia. Fjhappv Jlaitd.
Fjail. ye J heroes Fjheaven bjoruyteme bjand,
wbjicb wjas gjven wjth a vjim that ljfted
the Fjroof of the wjgwamj.
WHEN THE DAY IS COLD.
"I see. father," said Rollo, looking up from
The Eagle, "that two boys in Maine were
frozen to death while going to school."
"Quite likely, my son." replied Rollo's father,
"quite likely; a thing that is liable to happen
anywhere, even in July. But you never
heard of a boy freezing to death while com
ing from school. Never, my son. " And that
gave Rollo sou et hing to think aUmt uli
n.( »ruing.—Brooklyn Eagle.
Try ing Moment.
When a voting man is stated between twe
young ladies at a party, a biscuit in one hand,
a cup of tea in the other, his crush hat be
tween his knees, and an uncontrollable desin
to sneeze comes over him, then, indeed, it
agony but a mild term for his trial.—Flie
Those who have comforted themselves that
there never could be such mobs ami rioting
in America as there have been frequently
in the old world, must by (his time
begin to conclude that they have teen sleep
ing above a volcano. The scenes at) Chicago,
May 4, bear a tragic resemblance to those at
Ae storming of the French Bastile, July
14, 1780, three years less than a century ago.
Curious facts of race appear in the Chicago
events. Looking over the list of names of
the killed ami wounded among the Socialises,
it will be seen that they are not those •>
native Americans, but of Bohemians, Poles,
Hungarians and Germans, the very element
that Bismarck lias been doing his utmost to
get rid of. A smile broke over his iron face,
undoubtedly, when he opened his favorite
morning paper and rend how the factories
and mills of Chicago were going to the bow
Another fact will strike the general reader.
The fearless policemen w ho were killed an
wounded in trying to disperse the rioters
were, at most, without exception, Irish.
England fancies that Irishman is only
another name for lawlessness, but in the
United States they are on the side of the law.
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THE INCENDIARY SPEECH.
It was a man mounted upon u wagon who
made the speech the night of May 4. that
precipitated the bloodiest part of the riot. It
was in the evening at the old Haymarket on
the west side.
Twelve tuonsand inen assembled in the old
Haymarket after the riotous proceedings in
the afternoon. They were the fermented in
crease of the host that had been dispersed
by the p dice in the afternoon. Then twelve
determined policemen had begun to scatter
a crowd of 20,000 people—men, women and
children. Th *y were re-enforced afterwards
till their number was 200, but the fact re
mains that liefore their brother officers ar
rived those twelve brave fellows made the
throng yield before them. There was blood
spilt on both sides, though no more than one
or two lives were lost. The afternoon fight
at once embo'dened the police «and whetted
the wrath of the throng.
Ill the evening they reassembled to vent
their anger and breathe out vengeance.
Now there is no law in this country against
a man's speaking bis mind. It is quite pos
sible that if the red rag speakers had been
allowed to finish their harangues the crowd
would have dispersed in peace. They were
doing so. In fact August Spies and T. R.
Parsons had made violent speeches which
had fallen rather flat. The crowd liad dwin
dled down to 1,000.
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THE DYNAMITE BOMBS.
This would never do, thought Anarchist
Fielden. He sprang upon a wagon and
called wildly on the jieople to kill the police
hirelings. Word wa- sent in a moment to a
police station, and 125 men started at once
to the Haymarket. "To arms!" cried Fielden,
as they advanced on the scene. Police In
spector Bon tie Id ordered them to diqierse
in the name of the law. A second time he
; ave the command. The next momsnt it
teemed as if earth and sky split ojien. The
policemen marched in ranks, one row behind
another. A number of bombs were seen to
f all between the second and third rows.
Policemen dropped to the ground shattered
and bleeding. Some of the Socialists drop
ped too, it is said. Immediately alter the
explosion the officers fired volley after volley
from their revolvers into the crowd, who
replied to the builets with knives, pistols and
clubs. They had come prepared, but they
were dispersed. In a few moments they
broke ranks and fled, before the officers, in
all directions. It only proved for the tbous
anth time what they ought to have known,
that a few well-armed, determined, drilled
men, who stand shoulder to shoulder, like a
stone wall, can put to flight a hundred times
AFTER THE BATTLE.
The wounded from both sides were con
veyed by the patrol wagons to the statioc
bouse. The scene there was hearti-ending.
The officei-s' legs were torn and their finger
shot aftvay and their brave breasts t be lodg
ing place of bullets. "Don't touch me.'' cried
one who dragged himselt home to die; "Don't
touch me; 1 am shot full of holes!"
Judge ot tlie Supreme Court, Senator
Ex-Judge David Davis has been a nig man
in more than one sen'e. For nearly thirty
years he occupied a seat on the b neb,
fifteen years of that time as a judge of the
supreme court. During the quiet and dig
nity necessary to this position, he acquired
a ponderosity which brought his weight psst
the G00-pound mark. But Dieu the judge in
EX-JUDGE DAVID DAVIS,
herit ed a laige body. He came of a stal
wart family, who settled < n the < a'tern
shore of Maryland, where t i - future judge
was born in 1815. He graduated lroin Ken
yon college, Ohio, in 18G2, studied law in
Massachusetts and Connecticut., and when
admitted to the bar began to practice at
Bloomington, Ills. Speaking of thisthe judge
said recently: "While going to college in the
west, 1 got to see western people and the
better chances in the w-est, so l settled in
Illinois. When 1 got out there 1 think every
member of the bar drank and gambled.
Some of tbeni v.ere as brilliant men as ever
you knew. J looked on awhile, and made
up my mind I would neither drink nor
gamble, and consequently i have survived a
small host of men probably better entitled to
live and i e useful than myself. 1 did not
smoke a cigar until I was pretty well ad
vanced in life; indeed, only a few years ago.
Perhaps my loss of flesh of late year is at
tributable to my stopping smoking, which I
did for some time."
Mr. Davis entered politics in 1'44 by
being elected to the Illinois legislature.
He was a member of the state constitu
tional convention of 1847, and was elected a
circuit judge in 1848. In 1802 President Lin
coln appointed him one of the judges of the
United States supreme court, which position
he held until 1877. when he resigned to suc
ceed John A. L gan as United States sen
ator from Illinois. Upon the death of Presi
dent Garfield in l&SI Vice-President Arthur
became the head of the government, and
Judge Davis was chosen president of the
senate. After the expiration of his sen
atorial term he married a young Jady in *
North Carolina, and retired to private life iii
Ills old home in Bloomington, Ills. Some
weeks ago he first comp ained of not feeling
well. He began to lose flesh rapidly until
he became but a shadow of his former self.
Judge Davis leaves a record as a Jurist and a
statesman of which his adopted state is
1 resident Chicago I uivt
DR W. II. HARPER.
The newly elected president of the Chicago
mi versity is Dr. W. R. Harp.-r, whosa jior
truit is presented herewith. Though youth
ful in appearance. Dr. Harper has achieved
a reputation for the clearness of his intellect
and the profound erudition he Las already
attained. He had under consideration an
excellent position offered him by the
authorities of Yale college, when his name
was suggested to turn the waning fortune
of the Chicago univerisity. At a meeting
of the trustees of this university, he was
uniniinously elected president He will
bring t.o this college his vigorous talent as
well as strong pecuniary support.
The Young Idea.
"If England is our mother country, is
India our father country?" asked a promis
ing pupil the other day.
"No, indeed ; why do you ask such a ques
"Nothing, only I see its Farther India on
the map. "
He was only 10 and said it in good faith.—
Boy—I can't go to school. I've got an
Mother—Well, castor oil is the best thing
in the world for that kind of pain.
Boy—It must be, for the pain has gone
now. (He goes too.)—The Judge.
Horace was standing in the upp'r hall one
day, doing something wLuoh his mother dis
a pprov *d of and ordered stoppe» I. He con
fia ued at it aiter one or two prohibitions,
and finally she started toward him. He
darted toward the stairway and -down the
stairs with such haste that he went two.
three anil four steps at a time, and landed in
a heap on the floor. Gathering himself up
he managed to climb upon a chair. a nd sat
there pufliug and panting until his fright
ened mother reached him. when he was just
able to gasp out: "Mother, you oughtn't—to
—to—hurry me so!"—Harper's Bazar.
At a recent dinner party the subjeet of
eternal life and future punishment came up
for a lengthy discussion, in which Mark
Twain, who was present, took no part A
lady near him turned suddenly toward him
and exclaimed :
"Why do you no say anything« I want
your opinion. "
Twain replied gravely:
"Madam, you must excuse me. I am silent
of neceaity. I have friends in both places.—
SKETCHES OF FAVORITE TRICYCLES
Latest I'ijIMi Improvements in Cycling
Machines—Why \«t Cycling Vacation
larties?—Tour Through Italy t pon a
Tat nie m — Healthful 1*1 eas ure.
Every year there is a bicycling show in
England. It is given under the auspices ot
the Stanley Bicycling club, and is e.dle.l tue
Stanley show. It is a great event. England
is the most enthusiastic bicycling country
in the w orld.
To a slight extent cycling has taken the
place of the old stage coach. It i a healtb
lul and beautiful recreation. Ladies there
patronize the tricycle far more than tb y do
in this country. Rural tours of indies and
gentlemen on bicycles and tricyles have been
planned and carried with great success and
enjoyment. Why do we not do the same
thing in America? Coaching has become
tiresome, tox hunting has died a natural
d< ath, and the fashionable wori 1 is put to
its wit's end to devise something new where
with to amuse itself. A summ r rural tour
of a cycling party, made up ■ both sexes,
would be charming.
Trundling over the roads upon tricycles
and bicycles, their cheeks aglow with the ex
ercise, their eyes bright with health and the
pure air, our people on such a summer vaca
tion might actually learn something about
their own country. (1 suppose as far as
local history of our own country goes We are
about as ignorant a lot as ever ]iointed with
pride to heroic ancestors.)
Mr. Joseph Pennell, artist an I literary
man, deserities, in the last number of Outing,
the Stanley show. His pictures have been
redrawn and engraved from that lively
magazine for our purpose here. His sketch
deals with the latest and best improvements
in cycle mechanism in England. He finds
the greatest improvements have Leen made
of recent years in tricycles.
An objection has been made to bi and tri
cycline that it is unsocial, that only one
fellow can ride off in a grumpy way by him
self, like one of those detestable fast horse ;
men in a single-seated wagon. But that has i
been changed. A double tricycle has been \
invented. All the world can now take its
girl cycling along with it upon its steel steed.
You cun see how it is done.
This social machine i -iiled the tandem
tricycle. In some #f them the lady sits in
front, in others behind. T.ie tandem will be
something new in America, where for some
reason ladies do not take kindly to the tri
cycle. It would attract more attention than
would be pleasant in the cities, but in the
country it would lie just the thing. Many a
time, ou the farm, it would obviate the ne
cessity of taking a horse from needed work
and harnessing him to a buggy or wagon.
When I get that home in the country for
which I've lieen pining ever since I have
lived in a city and done newspaper work, I
mean to have a tricycle, and ride to the post
office, three miles away, upon it. See if I
don't; The postoffice sha'n't be a foot nearer
than three miles away, either.
The tandem, and indeed many of the
I bicycles an»l tricycles, have rests and sup
! ports to which baggage may be strapped,
1 and the tourists are thus enabled to take a
j tooth brush and a change of clothing with
I them. The ideal journey of this kind was
taken by Mr. Pennell himself, accompanied
by his wife. It was a tour through Italy,
that described in The Century.
When, at the end of their tour, Mr. Pennell
and his wife arrived upon their cycle at the
city of the Ca-sars, they were fined ten francs
for "furious riding on the Corso."
It will be a gratification to cyclists in thia
country to have the writer say that the
be is sure the favorite American make of
machine could have held its own with the
British manufactures. He also says there
are rumors over the wa*er that the coming
cycle is to make n ini'o in ltss ttau two min
utes. Over 700 cycles were exhibited at the
Stanley show, 4M* ilifTu-cnt varieties. The
steerage and brake apparatus of a tandem
should lie intruded by one jierson. One
tandem at tl> show had th. driving wheels
of a bicvcle i. mi tricycle connected. Dwarf,
or so-called safety bicycles, are p onounced a
delusion and a snare.
REPRESENTATIVE JOHN J. O'NEILL.
Clinirnian of the Labor ( tiiiiiuittee «if tin
1 !«»!!** of Ke prent* n t alive*.
JOHN J. O NEILL.
A valiant champion of the cause of the
workingman is John J. O'Neill, the St Louis
congressman. He is chairman of the very
important committee of labor of the house
of representatives. Just now he has his
hands full in investigating the causes of the
recent labor troubles throughout the coun
try and principally in his own city.
Mr. O'Neil) was a St. Louis boy, and will
be 40 years old on June 25. He received a
common school education, and was in the
civil service of the government during the
war. after which he was engaged in inanu
facturing pursuits. For the indomitable
energy, perseverance and pluck which ;s
shown vo well in I is portrait he was elected
to the legislature of Missouri in 1872. and
was twice reelected. The workingmen's
parly nominated him for congress in 1878,
but he withdrew from the fear of injuring
their cause through the risk of defeat. 1L
was elected to the Forty-eighth congress a
a Democrat, and immediately receive»! a
place on the labor committee, of which he
became the bead on his election to the pres
NEW CINCINNATI COURT HOUSE.
tt I» Klanne.l, but When Will It Be
I iiiinlietl ?
Two years ago this spring the people ot
Cincinnati bad an impression that justice
had not been done in a murder trial. A col
ored murderer was sentenced to imprison
ment instead of to be banged. Thereupon
the indignant populace proceeded to wreak
vengeance, not on the judges who bossed the
trial, or the jury who let the prisoner off, or
yet on the lawyers whose eloquence magne
tized the jury, bat on the magnificent Hamil
ton county court house. They riddled it and
set it on tire. The fire destroyed the finest law
library west of the Atlantic states. The
damage done was almost incalculable. A
vast amount hail to be added to the tax list
of the county, und the citizens will have to
go down into their pockets and pay it. It
was a joliy sort of vengeance that.
NEW COURT HOUSE
A splendid new court house will rise,
phoenix-like from the usbes of the old one, to
the tune of about $1,000,COO or mora The
judges, jury, and lawyer.-; are living still
and in good health. The new building is
not like the old cue outwardly. That had
the roof all il ]khi the level, and had Greek
columns in trout The new one will have
offsets and hitches in the roof, to conform
more to the requirments of modern high art.
Half th - I uilding is seen in the illustration.
Tlie Beginning of a Stage Career.
I can just remember my first apjiearance
on the stage at the age of 5. 1 was to repre
sent the young Prince of Morocco and was
dressed in buckskin breeches, with a Tartar
jacket and a black plug hat, as was the
fashion in Morocco at that time. The prop
erty man supplied the coloring to give me
the peculiar Indian hue of the Prince of
Morocco, and hit on Copal varnish as the
proper shade. He smeared me over with the
sticky liquid, and though I remember I could
not move a muscle or shut my eyes or mouth,
still I felt my importance as a prince of royal
blood. I sat on the right of the king. He
was a small man. with cork screw legs in
cased in black, shiny broadcloth pantaloons'
and bombazine sack coat. I thought him
the finest actor I ever saw, and he must have
been a good one, for my father used to say
he wa' a "corker." But to my first appear
ance: I got along very finely with the part
of prince, but when they tried to get the
color off my face—ah, there was the rub.
And rubHuc they did. My jioor mother
rubbed me and scrubbed me; my father sug
gested sand, and my mother tried it. It
made matters worse, for the sund dried it,
and then they proposed to let it wear off.
They used my lace for sandpaper, to light
matches on, lor some days afterward.
My brother Tom and 1 cure acted the
Lumps of a dromedary. An old horse, with
long, Shanghai legs, was gotten up as the
dromedary. His gothic figure and long neck
weTe wrapped in yellow colored cloth, with
bundles of lamb's wool at his joints.
Brother Tom and I, covered with an old
table cloth, represented the humps. My
mother gave us each two apples to keep us
quiet In trying to get one of my apples out
of my pocket it fell on the stage. The old
camel 'topjied to eat it, and in his effort
shook off both humps, to the amusement of
the audience and the discomfiture of the
camel driver.— W. J. Florence.
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