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ST. CLAIRSVILLE. OHIO. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1887. New Series Vol 27. No. 8 SEOSd Burdock Blood Bitters Purify The Blood. Burdock blood Bitters Sound. Refreshing Sleep. Burdock Blood Bitters worn That Tired. Weary Feeling. Sick H.adach. Gem; I bare been subject to Sick Headache for years, and have tried, ia Tain, many advertised remedies and sev eral physicians, but all to no purpose. At last I tried your B. B. Bitters without muck faith, I admit but to-day 1 can truly aay, that after taking the third boula I hare not suffered from it. I recommend it to all my friends; several hate been cured by it. Jtr little frandson was per nanentfy cured of Biliousness and Sick Headache, which were so severe as to caase convulsions. Tbey hare all ceased auice he commenced the use of B.B.B. JIBS. B. C. BODLE, - Orange. Luzerne County, Pa, TEACOEBS' EXAMINATIONS. 1886-7 Belmont County, Ohio. 3d 8ftturday of Oct at Bt Clalravllle. 3d Saturday of Not at Belmont. 2d Saturday of Deo at 8t clalravllle. 3d Batarday of Jan at Bridgeport. 2d Salnrday of Feb at Bt Olalnvllle. 2d Satorday of Mar at Barneeville. 2d Batarday of April at Bt Clalravllle. 2d Batarday of May at Belial re. 3d Batarday of Jo tie at Morrlstown. At Flashing at oloee ol Institute In Ang. BULKS. Examinations begin at 9 o'clock a. m. Testlaioulals of obaraoter are required If applicant is not known to tbe Board. Certlnoalea will not be antedated nor in tended. T eM la in the higher branohes will be given at close of Institute only. Oerilueates will be dated and Issued by the ktoard In adjourned session on Batarday tol owing each examination. Envelopes farnixned by the Board. Appllo oanta pay return postage. aoaxa or grades fob oehtiticatxs. A nraVolass (6 years) certificate Is granted upon an average of 90 per oent laoludlng three higher branobea and the senool law, with no grade below 75. provided applicant has bad 30 months' experience n teaching. A seeond-olaea (4 yearn) oertl float is grant ed upon an average ol 90 per cent., including two higher branches -and the school law, with no grade below- 70, provided applicant has had 4 months' experience in teaching. AthlrdMilass (3 yeani) certificate Is granted upon an average of 85 per cent., inolndlng one higher branches and the school law, with no grade below 65. provided applicant has had 18 months' experience in teaching. A fourth-class (2 years) certificate is granted upon an average ol 75 per cent.. Including the school law, with no grade below 60, provided applicant has had 12 months' experience In teaching. A fifth-class (I year) -certificate Is granted upon sn average of 66 per cent., with no grade below 65. R. ALEXANDER, Pres.) H. L. PECK, Board of Ex 2 ly h. fit. WATTEK8. ClerkJ House and Sign Painter and Glazier. AND Practical Paper Hanger, ST. CLAIHJSTHJJt, OHIO. draining, Glazing, Painting and Papering one on snort notion. All branches of the rade will receive prompt attention. ay-Orders solicited. apl-6tf CTlTDERTAKliTCT! IKXATCDSR BABRSTT. BHIPBXBO DAVI BARRETT & DAVIS, raaxKKs ir COFFINS CASKETS, AND ALL STYLES OF rhese gentlemen have put In store a line mpply of Oofflas, Uaskets, Ao, which they offer t exceedingly LOW PRICES! fhsy are prepared to attend funerals atshort otloe, having In eonneolt-u with their as bllshment a good Ht.-vrse, safe Horses a raful Drive'. BARRET1 t DAVIS, Car. tlaia and Fair Urease Streets, .ST. CLAIRSVILLE O. 7 lv. Mar PLTJMMER'S IN PRICE OF FINE Cabniet Photographs ! ' ' ? One dozen fine Cabinet Photos . One dozen Card Photos $1, $1.50 and f 2, according to style and finish. ' Four beautiful Bonton Tintypes, 25c An immense stock of Picture Frames and Album at half the usual price. PlDMcr's, 1138 Main St,flceliE.Ya ITIcMonagle & Rogers' JilDDLEfeWJl. JI.T. These extracts are known.tjo many, bin if any fail to know them, we say give thcrn a trial and you'll use no others. They far excel all others in strength and uniformity of quality, and the best dealer sell them here and elsewhere- JOHN T. SCOTT. John m'oraw. fiEW LUMBER YARD Scott & McGraw, DEALERS in Genera! Builders' Supplies Lumber dressed and undressed; Hemlock and Pine Frame rimber. Hash, Doors, Blinds, Win dow and Door Frames, Glazed Sash, Mould ings, Glass, Yellow Fine and Oak Flooring, Mantles with Fronts and Grates to suit. Fail ings, Railings, Sash Weights, White Lead and Oil, Mixed Paints, Door Locks and Hinges, Sash Looks and Cord, Fire Brick, Well and Cistern Pumps. Lath and tjniDglea. Office: Rhodes' Block, eiL'w BRIDGEPORT, O. M Hi lioo Beimont Chronicle W.A. HUNT, Editor and Proprietor blished Every Thursday Terms of Subscription: ' Two SoUart Per Tear in Advanca. If not paid within the year 25 per cent will De added lor each year it remains unpaid. Optics South side Main street, nearly op posite Public School buildine- Belmont County Official Directory. Common Pleas Judge John B Driggs. Probate Judge Isaac H. Gaston. Clerk of Courts Wm. B. Cash. Sheriff Oliver & Foulke. Auditor D. H. Darrah Treasurer George Ribinson. Prosecuting Attorney N. K. Kennon. Recorder John M. Beckett. CommiasioDers Morris Cooe. Wm J Berry. John C- Israel. Surveyor Chalkley Dawson. Coroner Samuel Martin. Infirmary Directors Burget McConnauehy. president; Wm. Lodge, clerk; John A. Clark, auditor. Church Directory. PRESBYTERIAN CHCRCH-Rev. R. Alexander, pastor. Public worship every Sabbath morning and evening; Sabbath school at 9:30 a. m.; young people's ot Christian endeavor, Monday evenings; general prayer meeting, Wednesday evening. Strangers welcome to au services. f ETHODI8T EPISCOPAL CHURCH lTXRev. W. U. Haskell, pastor. Sabbath preaching: 11 a.m.: 7 p.m. Sabbath School: 2:30 p.m. Young men's meeting: Friday 7 p.m.; general prayer meeting:Thursday 7 p.m. Strangers are cordially invited to all our services. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev. Thomas Balph, pastor. Sabbath School- 10 a.m. Publio worship: 11 a.m. Weekly prayer meeting: Friday 8 p.m. Monthlv Draver meeting: Last Saturday of each month, 2 p.m. Woman's Missionary Society: Last Saturday each month, p.m. District prayer meetings: First Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays and Saturdays each month, 2 p.m. Young women's prayer meet ing: Second Saturday each month at the Parsonage, 1 p.m. Masonic Directory. BELMONT LODGE, No. 16, F. & A. M. Meets every Wednesday night, on or be fore full moon. W. D. BUMGARNER. W. M. Jessb B. Mkybh, Sec'y. ST. CLAIRSVILLE CHAPTER, No. 17, Royal Arch Masons. Stated convoca tions, first Friday of each month. F. D. BAILEY, H. P- J. B. Meter, Rec. BELMONT COUNCIL, No. 54, R. & & M. Meets second Tuesday of each month. C. W. CARROLL, T,L1L J. B. Meter, Sec'y. HOPE COMMANDERY, No. 26, K. T. Stated conclaves, first Tuesday of each month. J. B. RYAN, E- C. J. B. Mbtbr, Rec. St. Clairsville Professional Cards. JAMES M. BEES, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Offloe- Main street, opp. old eonrl boose, , BT. .CLAIRSVILLE, O. Practtoea in all court of law and equity, either ecunly, state or federal. 66,88 tf vy D. HOFF, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Offloe: Patterson's Block, seoond floor, opp. Treasurer's offloe, 81. Clalravllle, O. Praotiees In oounty. state and federal eourts. 6C.66 tf J W. NIOBOL8, Attorney at Law and Notary Public Offloe: Two Doors West National Bank. 4 Wy 8T. CLALE3VILLE. O. DANFOBD, . ATTORNEY AT LAW. Patterson's Block, op, Traaa. Offloe, Main St. Will practice In the Common Pleas, State and Federal Ooturta. Q W. OABBOLL, ATTORNEY AT LAW Collins Blook, op. St. Clair Hotel, Main St. lven to the settlement ol SIS. T9 states' yy A CENSO.N - " AITORNEY A t.AW. Offloe. Main Street, opp. Court Hoof. Practioes before au toe Oonri, 2 18. "19 Hi W. MITCHELL, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, On corner op. Bt. 01 air and National Hotels. Offloe on seoond floor. J OHN POLLOCK, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Offloe east of Bank, over Mrs. Evan's Qrooery. 4.W'81tf BT. CLAIRSVILLE. O. Miscellaneous Business Cards. Dr.Fenners Kidney Back-ache Cure. Rkv. A. J. Mebohant, Presiding Elder M. E. Church, Meadville, Pa., writes: (April 16, 1884) 'Dr Fevkeb's Kidney end Beckache Cure gave me almost Instant relief; it effects a care completely 1 have needed nothing since I took it, four - ears ago.' Frank F Percivat, Rochester, N Y writes (April 6, 1883) 'One bottle of Dr Fekicbr's Kidney and Hacs-ache Cure helped me more than all the Kidney remedies tukea In the past two years; six bottles entirely cured me.' Mrs James Fuller, Fredonla, N Y writes (March S. 1883) 'Dr FxiriiEB's Kidney and BackacheCure has relieved me of Kidney dis ease. Dropsy, Peart disease and Female WeBk ness;I never hadamedlolne mlp soqnickly.' Harry Waters, Hamlet, N Y writes (July 9, 183) 'One bottle of Dr Feitveb's Kid. ney and Backache Oure baa cured me of Kids ney complaint and Rheumatism after other celebrated K-ianej remedies ana doctors naa tailed.' Cures all diseases of the Kidney. Blsdder, Urinary Passages. Backache, Dropsy, Female weakness, jNervous Debility, Heart Disease, Rheumatism; etc. The most successful remedy that has ever been administered in the diseases named. Superior to alL For sale by J. B. Hooe, St Claireville, O. . . 7 29-ly IS1 an rare. M tbm wba writ o SUbwd S Co.,PorUMa, Mta,vlU rncrtrm trm, fall tafaroutloa mbiML mwk wklek Ibnguteulllna boMtbsl will pr I thM (Van kUISaw d. Boaw hrn anwdrrar SCO ?. KKh mi.toi.iM. OipllU at required. To. r, frtl frm. TtonwhemitWawae U UAJU Sexator-elect Rkaoah Is now liv ing with bis third wife and intrusts to hr supervision bis not very profitable Texas farm. Kv Kxrz methods are flourishing in Washington county. Texas, according to the testimony taken by tbe Stat Invest titrating Committee. Tbe latest developement of Kentucky lawlessness in tbe famous Rowan coun ty feud was a plot to murder tbe Judge and county attorney. Tbe hangman has a large job to attend to in that sect tioo before there will be any quiet or good order. The Massachusetts Legislature have adopted resolutions calling upon con' gress for appropriations for coast de fenses. Tbere is no likelihood, however, that tbe Democratic House will do any thing in the matter. It will be an issue in the next Presidential election, when New York will have its say on tbe sub ject. There will be splendid and elaborate festivities at Berlin lasting from March 19 to 26, in honor of the Emperor's 90th birthday anniversary. Tbe Prince of Wales will be there, with tbe King of Saxony, tbe Regent of Bavaria and Prince William of Worlemberg, and possibly the Emperor Francis Joseph Czar of JluBsla. At tbe Republican Club banquet in New York recently, tbe venerable Han nibal Hamilin made tbe suggestion that tbe anniversary of Lincoln's birth, Feb ruary 12, should be observed as a nation al holiday, like thtt of Washington. The memory of Lincoln is as much re vered as that of Washington, and tbe proposed holiday would' have as much significance as any new observed. The proposed amendment to tbe Con stitution providing for tbe election of United States Senators by a direct vote of tbe people is neither wise nor want ed. There is nothiDg tbe matter with our present system. It has always giv en tbe people the ablest, most conserva tlve, clean-handed and efficient upper chamber in all tbe legislatures of civili zation. What more could be asked? N. T. Tribune. Smith M Weed, od whom the mantle of Democratic leaersbip in the state of New York seems to have been placed, and who received last month tbe vote of the Democratic members of tbe Leg islature for United States senator, de clares in a public interview that it is bis opinion President Cleveland will not be a candidate for - re-election, and that in proper time be will write a letter declining to be a candidate. Mr. Weed says that in such an event New York's choice for President would be Governor Hill. Senator Sherman said in bis letter to tbe Lincoln celebration in New York: "We have tried a change, and wbat has been the result? A discordant par ty unable to agree Upon a line of for eign and domestic policy, divided upoD the tariff, hopelessly at sea on all finan cial questions, obsequious in Us foreign relations, distinguished ooly for tbe marked promineuce it has given to Con federate soldiers io foreign courts, and now, with its term of office half spent. a House of Representatives, Democratic by a large majority, is unable to formu late a single measure of political impor tance upon which it can agree with the Democratic President. While in New York, recently, Gov. Foraker said to tbe Tribune concerning Ohio politics and Senator Sherman: Tbe state is solidly Republican and cannot be shaken. Senator Sherman has a stronger bold upon tbe affections of the people of tbe state, especially tbe Republicans, tbaa at any time in bis publio career. To the Herald be said: - The people of my slate are for Sher man, first, last all the time. If nomi nated he can be elected. Mr. Blaine is still a great favorite with us, but we think Ohio is entitled to name tbe candi date for President. Sherman, in my opinion, would prove the strongest can-. didate that could be named. Two mugwumps, appointed to office io Michigan and Wisconsin instead of Democrats, and in spite of Democrats, show that the Hon Grover Cleveland is still suffering from the old malady which has no effectively incapacitated bim thus far from being a sound and healthy Democratic President He has tbe big bead. It is a queer disease. When a man has it, be may be able to manage his own personal business successfully, but he never can efficiently, dislnterestt ediy and faithfully administer the affiairs that have been intrusted to bim dy a political party. He can not be a good agent or representative. That's what's tbe matter with Cleveland. N Y Sun (Dem.) The oil producers are just now en gaged in a desperate struggle for exist ence, having been brought to that point when they must either free themselves from tbe grasp of a relentless monopoly or be utterly ruined io their business interests. It has become quite common to characterize all corporations as con spiracies against tbe public, but we have no sympathy with this indiscrimi nate clamor. At the same time we are free to say that tbe Standard Oil Co.,bas by tne history it has made In the past ten or fifteen years, given the most indubitable proof that it is not only a greedy, rapacious and corrupt combina tion, but a constant menace to good gov eminent. It pays no attention what ever to moral considerations, overrides all laws that stand in tbe way of its selfish purposes, and what it cannot dominate by tbe sheer force of its will it seeks to accomplish through agencies which have become all too potent in tbe halls of legislation. It was long supposed that the story of He-odbtus about the pigmies of Africa was mythical, but within tbe last twenty years abundant evidence baa accumulated of tbe existence of a number of tribes of curious little folks in equatorial Africa. The chief among these tribes are the Akka, whom Scbweinfurtb found northwest of Albert Nyassa; the Obongo, discovered by Du Cbaillu in West Africa, southeast of Gaboon, and tbe Batwa south of Con go. These little people range in beigbt from 4 feet 2 inches to 4 feet 8 inches. They are intellectually as well as phys ically inferior to the other tribes of Africa. They are perhaps nearer the brute kingdom than any other human beings. The Obongo, for instance, wear no semblance of clotbiog; make no huts except to bend over and fasten to the ground tbe tops of three or four young trees, which tbey cover with leaves; pos sesses no art except tbe making of bows and arrows, and do not till tbe Boit Tbey live on tbe smaller game of the forest and on nuts and berries. They regard tbe leopard, which now and tben makes a meal of one of them, as tbeir deadliest enemy. Tbey live only a few; days or weeks in one place, burryiog themselves in sowe other part of the- interminable woods as soon astuenut and other food supplies near their camp begin to grow scarce. The nomination of Capt. A. W. Gree ley as Chief Signal Officer with the rank of Brigadier General is a well-deserved recognition of patriotic and scientific services. Arctic exploration has not been looked upon with much ' favor at Washington since tbe wreck of the Jeannette and tbe heartrending scenes at Starvation Camp, Cape Sabine; but this officer's -achievements and sacrifices rest on a different basts from tbe ordina rp claims of polar adventurers. He went to Lady Franklin Bay on a scien tific errand under instructions from tbe United States Government. In circum stances of unparalleled difficulty and peril be performed his duty to his Gov ernment and tbe men under his charge with a spirit of loyal devotion and in flexible courage that has rarely been par alleled. Capt. Greeley '8 scientific at tainments and familiarity with tbe rou tine of tbe office fully justify his promo, tioo to this important place. Tbe Pres ident deserves credit for making so ad. mirable a nomination. General Greeley will have tbe hearty congrat ulations of all Americans 8ympathizingwkh bun in tbe terrible misfortunes with which bis arctic service was finally beset. N. Y.. Tribune. . -- Here a true story Leetsdale, Pa. Tbe minister, in bis sermon tbe other Sunday, referred to Luther nail ing bis thesis and taking such a stand at the Diet of Worms that the Papal bull against bim, bad to be executed. A business man and his wife bad been drowsily listening to the sermon, and after tbe service was over began to dis cuss it. 'John,' said the lady, 'I didn't know that the Catholic Church still be lieved in such barbaric superstitions at the time of Luther.' 'What's that?' inquired her husband. sleepily looking up. 'Why, didn't you bear the minister say that after Lutber took hs stand at Worms the bull had to be slaughtered t 1 never knew that.' 'Nether did I,' responded John, 'but if be said so I guess it must be true.tbougb I don't see why they bad to kill the bull, because Lutber wasn't afraid of it, or what in tbe name of sense the Pope meant by sending it out at all. Funny things in this world.' Then they re lapsed into silence and dreamily mean dered through the mud. The number of women engagrd at other than household work in tbe Uni ted States is estimated at 3,000,000, and of these 600,000 are agricultural labor era, mainly in the cotton fields of tbe South; 640,000 are employed in manu factories of varlousjkinds, while 530,000 in tbe laundries of our country insist that the "Chinese must go;" 280,000 are milliners and 200.000 find employment as dressmakers; 60,000 earn their bread in the tailor shops and 600,000 are sales women, teachers, telegraph operators, typewriters, book keepers, type setters and nurses, and many other occupations find small numbers a livelihood. There are in round numbers 2.500 female phy sicians in the' United States. The cowboys have a language of their own which no 'tenderfoot' may attain unto until he has served his novitiate. Tbey call a horse shoe a 'horse wrang ler,' and a horse breaker a 'broncho bust er.' Their steed 1b often a 'cay use,' and to dress well is to 'rag proper.' When a cowboy goes out on the prairie he 'bits the flat.' Whisky la 'family disturb ance,' and to eat is to 'chew.' His bat is a 'cady,' bis whip a 'quirt,' bis rubber coat a 'slicker,' bis leatber overalls are 'chaps' or 'cbapparels,' and his revolver is a '45.' Bacon is 'overland trout' and unbranded cattle are 'mavericks.' Shipments of frozen mutton, says Tbe Buenos Ay res Standard, bave been so frequent of late and some cargoes bo large, that tbe maiket is beginning to pay attention to the steady growth of this branch of River Platte exports and to tbe prospect of its immense develop ment at no distant date. The exports of tbe first nine months last year amount ed to 826,000 carcasses, not including 20,000 quarters. The immense weights of snow which have accumulated on the Rocky Mount ains this winter impose a severe test upon tbe stability of the sheds erected to protect railroad tracks from the drifts. A collapse of snow sheds is reported from Nevada, which wrecked seven en gines and a snow plough, burying at the same time a number of train bands. The Governor of Kansas approved tbe bill thus, making it a law, conferring municipal suffrage uon women. THE NEWS. Geo M Bedford. Paris, Ky, noted soortnorn oreeder, is dead. Major W W Armstrong has been ap pointed Postmaster at Cleveland. Judge Church took the oath of office as governor or Dakota Thursday. A half interest in the trotting stallion, Harry Wilkes, baa been sold for $10,000. Wm A Wilson, prominent lawyer of Lancaster, Pa., committed suicide, last weea. Tbe federal grand jury at St. Louis returned 22 indictments for election frauds. Thos C Glera is in jail at Fremont.O., charged with forging his father's sig nature. Tbe cattle on tbe ranges in Montana are dj ing by tbe thousands from tbe hard winter. Another passenger rate war of rail roads leading west from New York, seems imminent. Under the Kentucky law Wm Dodson a vagrant, will be sold at Augusta, ac cording to his wish. A call has been issued for a convent tion at Chicago to form a new National Trotting Association. . It is said tbe President has asked Smith M Weed, of New York, to accept the Treasury portfolio. . The police commissioners of Cincin nati will prosecute owners of property used as gambling headquarters. The Ohio Valley Cattle-growers' As sociation will bold its great fat stock sbow in Cincinnati next December. The West Virginia Legislature has passed a joint resolution to submit a prohibition amendment to tbe people. The Guion Line steamer Wisconsin, went ashore at Fire Island, but was floated off. Her rudder post was broken. James Casbman was arrested in St. Louis on- tbe charge of attempting to assassinate Judge Fitzgerald, of Cin cinnati. Tbe President has vetoed the bill ap propriating $10,000 for tbe distribution of seeds to tbe drouth-stricken counties of Texas. Tbe New York senate by a vote of 20 ayes to 9 nays passed a bill granting women the right to vote in municipal elections. , Judge Thomas M Joseph, Treasurer of the Texas Grand Lodge I. O. O. F., confesses to a shortage of $23,185 in his accounts. Tbe naked trunk of a man, wrapped in paper, was found on tbe edge of a pond at Eddington, Pa. Tbe body bad been dead 24 hours. -: Major J S Penn, proprietor of the Laredo Times, has hepjLadjudged vio ri-tilkr-roeaac. He is a brother-in-law of Ex-Governor Ireland. LvEd ward Unger, on trial in New York for tbe murder of Louis Boble, gave a dramatic account in court of the killing, claiming self-defense. It is stated that English agents are quietly buying large numbers of corses in tbe Middle States for use in Great Britain in case of war. Knights of Labor in West Virginia are opposiug tbe reflection of Senator Camden, who is charged with being a Standard Oil Co., monopolist. The G. A. R. State Encampment of Il linois passed a resolution demanding this Congress to pass the dependent pen sion bill over the President's veto. Sister Genevieve, tbe Superior for 20 years of the St. Francis de Sales Cob vent, Newark, O.. has discarded her robes, and returned to her relatives. s A two-and-a-half counterfeit gold coin pronounced one of the most dangerous bogus gold pieees ever made, has been discovered at the Philadelphia Mint. Four masked men broke into tbe resi dence of John Bolt, of Oakland town ship, Pa., bound and maltreated bim and robbed the bouse of $300 in cash. Tbe Co-operative Interment Co., has been organized in Cincinnati, to enable people to bury tbeir dead at less expense than tbe ordinary undertakers' charges. Dr Charles M Wilson, Washington C H, O., has been indicted'on a criminal charge of administering an overdose of Thomas Godfrey, who died from its effects. Nineteen stores at Portsmouth, N H, were entered by burglars Tuesday, and tbe enterprising crooks secured fifty dollars in money and about $2 worth of goods. Sixty-four trotting horses and colts were sold at Lexington, Ky., last week, the aggregate sum being $30,605. A veariine son of Harry Wilkes famous trotter, brouhbt $2,650. The colored man. Jack Purdy, who confessed to an assault upon Miss M. S. Robinson.Jthe authoress, in New York has been sentenced to 20 years impris onment in Sing Sing. The general expression of the GAR men throughout the country concerning tbe dependent pension bill is that it should become a law notwithstanding tbe objectionable features. The New York Presbytery passed res olutions condemning loose views touch ing tbe inspiration of tbe Scriptures that have become current in certain parts of tbe Christian church. At Clyde, O., burglars entered tbe home of E T Getting in his absence, knocked bis wife senseless on tbe floor ransacked tbe bouse and took away $1,500 in paper and gold money. A company with a million dollars cap ital has been incorporated at Baltimore for making cheap illuminating gas from crude petroleum, tbe residua beluga merchantable article of refined petro leuin. Sir Lionel West. Brittish Minister at Washington, Is reported as saying that he does not anticipate any trouble what ever between Great Britain and the United States concerning the fishery question. George Little, a resident of Sarcoxio. Mo., while waiting for a train at Carth age, Mo was set upon by a gang of toughs, and received a blow upon the temple, wbick severed an artery, and he bled to death. Seven prominent citizens of Arkansas were arrested for lynching two horse thieves and a boy in 1885. Tbe boy hap pened along when tbe lynching was in progress and tbey hung him to prevent him becoming a witness. The prisoners gave.bond in the sum of $35,000. SUNRISE. Silence profound ; then faintly Low tbrobbings in the air, A presence holy, saintly, Hushed voices breathing prayer. A wavering light uncertain, A soft glow spreading wide, A dusky, somber curtain. Drawn silently aside, Pale rays of rare completeness Far dewn tbe sky's dim lawn, Moist lips of rosy sweetness Upraised to kiss the dawn. A sudden burst of rapture From bird-throats swelling long, Which echo elves recapture, And flood the earth with song. A richer color shewing A flush across tbe gray, A deeper carmine glowing. Night shadows rolled away. A gleam of polished siver, A glow of burnished gold, A liquid mass of splendor, A glory manifold. -A royal car suspended. Hung swaying in tbe blue, Tbe grand cornatiou's ended, And rose tints fade from view. Ob, human heart, grown tender. With thoughts beyond all speech, This sunrise scene of splendor No human heart can reach ; Revives hole's blessed story, Bids faith ascend on high, -And view eternal glory Where these tints never die. The Retirement of Manning. The President and bis Secretary of the Treasury part with expressions of the highest mutual esteem and regret, notf withstanding tbe reports that Mr. Man ning was resigning in bad temper and that tbe President bad disapproved of his course. But whether some private wounds may not be concealed beneath this complimentary correspondence, will still be regarded as an open question, by the gossips at least. The termination of Secrotary Man ning's career as a public financier is sig nalled by general laudation. Yet be yond the active policy of his adminis tration in bebalf of tbe moneyed inter ests, it is difficult to see in what re spect bis administration has distinguish ed itself. Wbat tbe Secretary has done in the line of reducing the debt and pay ing off tbe interest bas been a copy of bis Republican predecessors. That he leaves the silver question unsettled and tbe bank circulation problem where be found it, is, perhaps, dne to the contu macy of Congress; bu no one outside tbe Treasury can he charged with the fact tbat its effort bas been to protest that there was less surplus than was generally supposed ;tbat tbe bonds could not be paid off as rapidly as expected; and that a talked-off but purely imagl Qiry crisis was only to be averted by the process of swapping back and forth some millions of gold and silver be tween the banks and tbe Treasury. A Treasury administration which has accomplished these feats and the addi tional one of finding plenty ef money to pay off tbe bonds when Wall street and tbe bondholders wanted it, can certainly be improved upon. Let us hope tbat the President will find a Secretary who will do it Pittsburgh Dispatch. Grains of Gold. When a resolution is once formed, half tbe uithulty is over. Whoever is sensible of his own faults carps not at another's failing. He who would stop every man's month must have a great deal of meal. Hardly will you find any one so bad but be desires the credit of being good. Daily ought we to renew our purposes and to stir up ou rseves to greater fervor. The first sure sympton of a mind in In health is rest at heart and pleasure felt at home. Doubt is the vestibule which all must pass before they enter into tbe temple of wisdom. A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but can not receive great ones. Age is not all decay ; it is the ripening. tbe swelling of tbe fresh life within.tbat withers and bursts tbe husks. AU perfection in this life hath some imperfection mixed with it; and no knowledge is without some darkness. The first step in debt is like the first step in falsehood, almost involving tbe necessity of proceeding in tbe same course. Forbidden pleasures do not yield a moiety of tbe gratification tbat comes from those that are lawful and permis- sable. The Anarchist's Song. We'll sell all tbe land for whisky and gin. And when its all gone we'll divide it ag n. We'll abolish all laws and do as we please: We'll rob all tbe banks, and live at our ease. We'll bring to this land all criminals and fools, And teach tbem to vote 'ag'in churches and schools. We'll bang all the judges who question our right; We'll blow up tbe rich with strong dy namite, We'll eat up tbe food of tbe Yankee who delves. And when nothing is left eat the Yanks themselves. Tbe Wasp. Great Britain now leads in tbe competition for big cannon, having turn ed out a monster of 111 tons that con sumes 900 pounds of powder at a single discharge. The craze for monsters of this sort may be checked by tbe discov ery that American genius can construct craft able to sink the biggest vessel that carries them, before the big gun can be discharged twice over. , When lamps cease to give good light many people throw them away and get new ones. There Is usually uothlng tbe matter except that tbe perforations are choked with carbon or dnst. Boil tbem for half an hour, in an old saucepan in whicn you nave a good teaapoonf ul of washing soda to each quart of water; rinse them and set them to dry. This will usually remedy tbe difficulty. SODOM DESTROYED. NOTES ON INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON. SCHOOL LESSON. For Sunday, Fed. 27-Text of Lesson, SCHOOL LESSON. For Sunday, Fed. 27-Text of Lesson, Gen. xix, 15-26-Golden Text, Gen. xix, 17—Critical and Practical Notes by Samuel Ives Curtiss, Ph. D., D. Introduction Lot's Hospitality. The two angels who had accompanied the angel of Jehovah were soon at tbe gate of Sodom. In this place of public traffic, of justice and of gossip they found Lot. The Angel of Jeho van, who had visited his servant Abraham, does not now honor Lot with his presence or run the risk of being subjected to shameful indignities. Lot, true to the customs of the Orient, which regard the rites of hospitality as most sacred, in whose defense the host should put his life and his honor in peril if need be, induces tbe angels, whom he prob ably does not recognize as such until later, to be his guests. The men of Sodom soon give evidence of their abominable vices. They are therefore smitten with blindness, but notwithstanding they do not desist from their attempt to enter Lot's house, although to no purpose. The sbamelessness of these men and the judgment visited en them are the prelude to the terrible tragedy which is so soon to fol low, and which the angels announce to Lot. They ask him what relatives he has and bid him bring them out of tbe place. It appears from the narrative that there were two young men in Sodom who were betrothed to his daughters (Gen. xix, 14, Revised Version). Lot bids them leave the place, "For tbe Lord will destroy the city;" but this announcement was probably received with derisive laughter, as he seemed to them to be only jesting. With out concern the young men lay down to sleep and awoke only to find the words of warning too true, and no opportunity for es-cap& THE LESSON. The Impending Ruin (vs, 15, 16). How Lot passed the night the narrative does not say. There is no account of its being spent in prayer, as a night was spent at a crisis in Jacob's history. He was faced with the grim certainty that he was about to lose his home and his earthly all. With the earliest light of morning the angels hastened Lot, bidding him take his wife and his two daughters and begone, lest notwithstanding the warning that they had come to give he should be de stroyed in the iniquity of the place and its at tendant punishment which was now to be visited. But he lingered as if on enchanted ground. He could not bear to leave his home and his possessions. He probably desired to take some of his wealth with him, and was undecided what to da But while be lingered, in God's mercy tbe men took him, his wife and his two daughters by the hand, and, as it were, tore them away from the city, and brought them outside. V. 17. The angels, however, knew that not withstanding all their warnings there was danger that Lot might delay, even if he did not return to bring some of the coveted pos sessions with him. We should expect to read that the two angels commanded him, but in stead we read that he who must have been the Angel of Jehovah, who had come unan nounced, said, "Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be con sumed." The plain mentioned here is more literally translated in the margin of the Revised Ver sion of Gen. xiii, 12, the "circle. " It indicates whaS aueht be called the meadow or bottom lands of the JordtfmeaT-UnDead n, wbnre the valley is about ten miics wida We do not know definitely what mountain is indi cated, for we do not know the original site of the cities of the plain. Lot's Prayer (vs. 18-20). Lot, now thoroughly alarmed, prays for more favor able terms. He addresses the Angel of Jeho vah, gratefully acknowledging the favor which be has found, and that the Lord has magnified his mercy in saving his life, and asks that since Jehovah has done such great things for him he should do him tbe lesser favor of allowing him to flee to the little city ear by. This petition he urges with passion ate earnestness. Vs. 21, 22. Jehovah graciously accepts him. While Abraham's prayer is not to avail for the salvation of Scdom, Lot's avails Cor the preservation of Zoar, the little city. God will not do anything for the destruc tion of the cities until Lot reaches Zoar. This was entirely in answer to Abraham'.! interces sion, as it would seem (Gen. xix, 29). When once God had given his assurance to his ser vant Abraham, Lot was safe, although the answer comes in an entirely different form from what Abraham had expected. Lot reaches Zoar at sunrise. As he left Sodom at the first gray of the morning, he had cone perhaps four or five miles. The Destruction (vs. 23, 24). The sun burst in its usual splendor on the cities of the plain. The night had doubtless been passed in wed ding festivities and gayety by some, and in lust and debauchery by others. Many of the people rose early to pursue their wonted call ing!, but the cool breath of morning was as it were in a moment turned into the stifilng heat of a furnace, with which the fumes of sulphur were mingled. Tbe Scripture does not dwell on the scene. It ascribes the de struction to Jehovah. Whether this was oc casioned by the play of electricity on some of the bituminous deposits, and on sulphur rprings, which are found in the neighborhood, we do not know. God's hand is equally divine, whether seen in the orderly course of nature or in seemingly miraculous interfer ence in that course. No law of force is more powerful than that almighty hand, and any theory of a "reign of law" which bars God out from his own universe does not satisfy the conditions which we find in the Bible. Sodom, Gomorrah and, as we learn from another passage (De.ut. xiix, 23) Admah and ZebOim, were destroyed in this overthrow. The Site of the Cities. It is still a subject of much controversy where these cities were situated. It was the popular belief, as it still, is, among many that they occupied the site of the Dead sea. .But there is no scriptural authority for this view, arid geological re searches have shown that it is impossible, and that the peculiar depression of the Dead sea, which is the lowest known natural depression below the earth's surface (1,300 feet below the level of the Mediterranean) , existed for ages before the overthrow of these cities. The prevalent view since this discovery, which is favored by certain traditional landmarks, has been that the cities were situated just at the south of the Dead sea. The view which now seems to be most popular among scholars is that they were a little to the north of It Dr. Bekth Merrill thinks he has even found some ruins which mark tbe spot. Lot's After Life (v. 26). Lot escaped, but be lost not only his property, except what be he could carry on his person, but also his wife. Whether from curiosity or a longing to have on last parting view of her old dome, she looked behind her, thus disobeying the divine command, and became a pillar of nit, a silent preacher of the peril of disobedi ence and of the suddenness of the divine judgments (Luke xvii, 83). Tbe story of Lot1 life b soon told. Ha withdrew from Zoar to the mountain for rreater safety, only to bave the stains of Bodom Indelibly Impressed on his memory. For Abraham's sake his life was spared, but no record of him is found among the heroes of the faith whose names bave been preserved with honorable mention in the Westminster abbey of tbe New Testament (Hebrews, xi), although a sacred writer commends him for keeping his heart pure amid the corruptiona of one of the most dissolute cities of the ancient world (II Peter ii, T, 8). POINTS TO BE REMEMBERED. L Those who now laugh at the God's faithful servants, unless they repent, will one day mourn and weep. 2. Bin and punishment belong together, like the two sides of the same shield. & If we are not willing to give up all for God in seeking His kingdom and righteous ness, the time will come when we must part with this world's riches and fail of those in the next. 4. The man who is tempted to delay the subject of his soul's salvation when God has said, "Now is the accepted time," is in danger of suddenly losing his soul forever. 5. God's commands are to be implicitly obeyed. H in face of them we presume on His mercy and forbearance, we do it at our own peril Sunday School World. Henry Clay's Personal Magnetism. Talking th3 other day to a gentleman who knew an intimate and confidential friend still ' living of Henry Clay, he told an anecdote . illustrative of the intangible quality of mag netism so remarkably noticed of Mr. Clay's presence. Many years before tbe stage coaches gave way to the Pullmans, the stage pulled np one bitter cold winter's day at the old Phenix hotel, in Lexington, delayed by snow and enforcing a stop over. The pas sengers were cold, disappointed and furious. No one dared to speak, and a rigid and awk , ward silence that could have been cut with knife prevailed around the coffee house. The barkeeper even felt tbe rigor of the mental climate and retired behind his glasses. Finally, when the moodiness and anger was at the height of its silent fury, a tall, dignified old gentleman entejed, walked up to th glowing stove, rubbed his hands, cast a keen glance around the room upon the glowering assemblage, bent right and left in courtly courtesy, and said cheerfully: "Morning gentlemen." It was fire to powder. Every infuriate man in the room was on the verge of explo sion. . 4 "A cold morning, gentlemen!" remarked the courtly old man, bowing again right and left and rubbing hi? hands. "It's a severs day for traveling. " - With this he turned and walked into the office, leaving in the room evidences that he had melted the rigor. One by one the moody passengers thawed, spoke and relieved their passion. The barkeeper came out from " behind his glasses and filled 'em up with generous liquor. - In five minutes afl was geniality and good nature. "Barkeeper," asked one of the strangers presently, "who was that fine, pleasant old gentleman in here a few minutes ago?" "That," said the barkeeper, "why, that was Mr. Clay!" Cor. Louisville Courier-Jonrna!, Excursion into Greenland. News has reached Copenhagen that an American naval engineer, Mr. Paers, in com- " pay with another American and a Dane, has V made an excursion during the summer into the interior of Greenland. They began the excursion from the Pakitoskfiord sixteen miles further north than the point of depart ure of Professor Nordenskjold when he pene trated eighty-four miles into the interios and two Laplanders in his troop went 120 miles further east, not, however, confirming the professor's theories of oases. Mr. Paers went 130 miles into the interior, not meeting with protruding mountain peaks or anything re markable: all was one pretty even sorfaoa of ice. The journey was made for the meet . part on sledge, and the return voyage was made with extraordinary speed before southeast gale. The little party were about three weeks on the ice, and were warmly welcomed back by the Greenlanders, who had feared they were lost Mr. Paers also thoroughly examined the frozen Torsuke tafiord, formerly mapped out by Stenstruppe and Hammer. New Orleans Times-Democrat. Women Should Learn to Whistle. " If there be one thing which the modern woman regrets it is that she has never Jeerned to-wmatle. Leaving out all question of being able to cheor one's self with a tuna occasionally on the street or in the office, a whistle is a very handy accomplishment in signaling an elevator or a horse car. The historian '8 wife bought one of those nickel whistles recently to make np, if possible, for the deficiency, and used it for the first time the other day when she was engaged in her shopping She blew it once just at the corner of Brattle street. The car was just stopping at the farther corner and showed signs of starting up immediately; in desperation shs gave another shrill whistle and the ear started up as if all tba city government officials were pursuing it. The driver bad thought it was the car starter's signal, and when this fact was explained by some kindly passers-by the historian's wife resolved that she would resort to her voice next time she wishes to stop a car. Boston Record His torian. , Very Peculiar Names. The other day I ran across crowd of people who seemed to have very peculiar names. One of them was invariably ad dressed by his comrades as "Dogs;" another they called 'Snakes"and a third answerel up very promptly when they addressed him aa "Flowers." Seeking an explanation of thi odd nomenclature I found that they were all dime museum people. The one they called "Dogs" was in charge, of the educated canine at that institution; "Flowers" kept the flower stand, and "Snakes" looked after the boa constrictor. I came to the conclusion that all dime museum men are freaks in on way or another. Pioneer Press. Proof Against Magnetism. An artist of Geneva, it is announced, has found a method of making a compensating balance for a watch on which magnetism has absolutely no effect. A watch fitted with a balance of this kind and with a spiral of pal ladium submitted to the action of a very powerful electro-magnet will stop immedi ately but so soon as it is removed from th magnetic influence it goes on again without the regulation being in any way interfered with. An ordinary watch on the contrary ' when submitted to a similar test has a move ment absolutely erratic when set going again. Boston Budget. Chinese School in San Francisco. The Chinese public school in San Francisco has now thirty-eight pupils, although it started a year and a half ago with only six. It is under the charge ot Miss Thayer, who finds the young Celestials very bright in learning English and the common branches. Her hardest task is to enforce silence; thai little fellows tike to chatter in Chinese about their lessons. Three of the pupils are girls, all wear the Chinese costume and all take a two weeks' holiday at the Chinese New Year. Chicago Herald. Baron Tennyson's son Hallam refuses to smoke clay pipes as his father does, and there is a coolness between the two in consequence. Chinese School in San Francisco. Novel Advertising of a Book. The latest thing in book advertising has been devised by a French publishing firm. A large number of men are made to walk ia single file along tbe most frequented streets, apparently intent upon reading an opeo book, which they hold out before them witk both hands, so that the hack of the book caa be seen. The public naturally wishes U know the title of this work of such absorbing interest, and finds en looking that it is a newly published novel. It is hardly neces sary to add that several of the hired mea co Id not read a Una of it to save their lives Chicago Tribune. Markers Instead of Pencils. A glance at a ball programme usually suffices to convince one that writing is a rare accomplishment among dancing men, and they should be thankful for the new markers, which take the place of pencils. Tbey con tain the owner's name in raised type and little ink pad, and are furnished with a clasp by which they may be fastened to gentle man's watch chain or to an order of dances. The only objection to them is that they quit preclude the possibility of mistaking one's partner's name, a thing whion some naughty girls occasionally da Boston Transcript. A Superb Appearance. British Minister West weighs about 209 pounds, and when attired la knee breeches, silk stockings and s cocked hat be is said ti present a superb appearance.