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.THE NORTHERN TRIBUNE, MAY 7, 1885.
Teufee THAT WE ARE I 1ST DRESS GOODS, FUIIS OLOAKINGS, CLOAKS, A GREATLY REDUCED PRICES ! T Balance of Winter Stock. UEW HRM - : - ! JL.. . . - - . IPost Sz IlIlls, (SUCCESSORS TO TOST & VAN A1JSDALE,) Dealers in we. limi We Carry a MILL AND STEAMBOAT SUPPLIES ! corBisiara Single.and Double Leather Belting, Steam Fittings, Packings, Kopes, Chains, Peavys, Pike Poles, Cant BUILDERS' strci-i Paints, White Lead, Nails, Building Paper, Tin, Iron, and Asbestos Koofing a specialty. Agets for the celebrated Shermin, Williams & Cos and Heath & Millyan Manu facturing Co.'s Mixed Paints. Estimates on Tinning and Flumbmg Cheerfully Burnished and LUBRICATING AND AT WHOLESALE PRICES. IsTotice OFFEKING T O L0W PRICES. and Tinware ! Full Line of Hooks, Babbit Metal, Lubricating Oils, &c. MATERIAL! j. Oils, Doors, Windows, All "Work Guaranteed. ILLUMIN ATING OILS POST & MILLS. Nobtheen Tribune, THURSDAY. MAT 7. 1885. Rulan IncentltlvM to Wia Tha d1v Indebted stats of Eintia Ir ofteu referred to as liksly to dster that Government from a groat war: and if Russia wre a civilized power aud amouabU to Weeiera lunusneea, there might be force in this consideration. But as a matter of fact the demoralized state of Russian Unauce operates as an incentive to war, and this is largely be cause the condition of the country is al ready so bad that war can haroly make it worse, while the pacific influence ex ercised by organized industry and com merce in other countries are ' in Russia fur too feeble to affect the general situ ation. Some interesting: illustrations of the Russian feeling oa the subject have been furnished recently by the St. Petersburg correspondent of the Journal des Debats, who observes that "a nation in the aggregate generally reasons like its individual members," and proceeds: "Now the first idea of every Russiau, when lie finds himself financially en tangled, if to give way to fatalism, deny himself nothing; and shut his eves to the future. If remonstrated with he will say, In my situation it doesn't sig nify what I do."' And this, according to the Debats correspondent, is the tern per of Russia about a war. Considera tions of finance are met with optimist assurances as the sacrifice the people are prepared to make. If it is pointed out that money is required to make war the answer is: "We have arms and plen ty of food; and in any case our soldiers are inured to sultermg. Aud tins cor respondent suggests that the induranee of Rusflia in a prolonged war is caleuJa ted to le much greater than that if a more hiehly organized society simply because there is so much less delicate industrial majhinery to get out of order. An illustration is taken from natural history which seems pointed. The tea acity of life in one of the lower organ isms is usually far greater than in the higher forms. The complex organism of a man yialils much more quickly to lethal injury than the more simple and rudimentary form of a reptile. Just so Russia, because of lur low state or vital itv. her lack of important manufaetures aud commerce, is enabled to sustain at tacks which would convulse and para lyze more advanced power. War, for the Russian masses, moreover, threatens but a small increase or suffering. Life with them is never very well worth keeping, and the prospect of having it shortened a little on the battlefield is not very alarming. In fact, the Rus sians have some of the reasons for pre fernng war which in the French Revo lution raised up those ragged, gaunt; mid indomitable armies that overran Europe. Any people for whom war is rattier an estrape than curs are to be feared, and especially when commanded by a Government in which the sword exerts the weightiest influence. Such a people, so led, are apt to become scourges to all their neighbors. They are incited by the same potent causes which sent the nomad races, the Goths aud Huns, swarming from their forests and marsh es and sterile plains down upon the na tions which had acquired properly, and with it the desire for peace. The poverty, the bankruptcy, of mod ern Russia is more apt to urtye nor to war than to restrain her trom it. Thl poverty toe may well suggest the thought that there is rich treasure beyond the Himalayas. And the general feeling that in some mysterious way a great war would tponge off the slate and open a fresh account has alio its influence. National wealth is to some extent a guarantee for a peaceful foreign policy, but an impeeunious nation is naturally inclined toward brigandage, and be comes the more warlike the less it has at stake. New York Tribune. Corn on a Checker Hoard. Parties when asked what tiiey would charge to furnish corn enough to cover a checker board, placing one kernel on the first block, two on the next, four on nuxt. and so mi. have answered trom $5 to $10. Local mathematiciaBi have figvred it up, and find that it would take 8,o80,r70,33S,823M bushels, estimating it at 200,000 kernels to the bushel; which at co cents a bustiei amounts to o,zm, 402,203,2'J 1 .85 Madison Jon rnol. President Cleveland' Dead Love. There is a dim shadowy fear among the fair sex at the capital that the mvthical Buffalo lady which rumor has betrothed to Mr. Cleveland may turn at any time and carry oil the prize, but thereis the best authority for stating that the fear is groundless. The only woman that the President evor loved lias been dead more than twenty years. The most authentic reports' have it that while quite a young man, teach ing school in a Western New York vil lage, he met and loved a young girl not yet 17. They were engaged, but the poverty of beth parties prevented mar riage. 1 he young teacher made up his mind to go to Ohio for the purpose of providing a home for his betrothed, and was on the point of starting for the west when she fell sick, and In less than a week was carried to her last resting place. There are no absolute proofs of tha truth of the story. The President has never mentioned tho matter to his nearest friends, and the only source of information is town gossip, handed down with perhaps the usual variatioas and additions. Whether he has remain ed single out of a romantic fidelity to the memory ef his youthful love, or whether bachelor life is best suited to his inclinations, is ef course a matter of conjecture. Those who know him best ay that he is toe well fixed it his old ways to change at this late day, and that no bride will be mistress of the White House while he is its occupant. Washington Correspondence 1'hiladel' jthia Times. ' FIVE STRANGE SIGHTS' Tu OUeat Thing on EarthLakes of Soda Welghtajr tli lun-An Odd Procession A Ninth Centnry Ouietary. In the heart of Wyoming territory is a mountain of solid hematite iron ore. with GOO feet of it above the ground, more than a mile wine and over two miles in length; a bod of lignite eoal big enough to warm the world for centuries; eight lakes of solid soda' one of them over 000 acres in extent and not less than 30 feet in depth, and a petroleum basin which contains more oil than Pennsylvania and West Virginia combine, from which in places the oil is oozing in natural wells at the rate of two barrels a' day. Trees were feend in Africa which were computed to be 5,150 years old, and a cypress in Mexico is said to have reached a still greater age. The oldest tree, if not the oldest iiviug thing upon the globe, is the cypress of Santa Maria del Tule in the Mexican state of Voxaca. The life of this venerable forest monarch has spanned the whole ef written his tory. At last aecouuts jt was still grow ing, and in lol. when Humboldt saw it, it measured 42 feet in diameter, 12(5 feet in circumference, and 382 feet between the extremities of the branches. Suppose we have a balance gigantic enough for the purpose, and the sun is resting on one of the scales. Now put t he earth in the opposite side of the scale, You might as well weigh your head against oue of the towers of the East River bridge. Pile a hundred thousand earths into the balance, and the sun does not stir. Thero lies the colossus im movable. Bat get together another hun dred thousand, and then another hnn- (li en thcusaitd, and stack them up in the pan against the sun. Three hundred thousand worlds piled up on one side of the bilauce and still the sun keeps them up. It would take 30,000, more, or 330, 000 earths, to make the beam eyen, against a single sun. A strange sight was presented in the streets of Tucson, A. T., oue day last montn. a woman appearea carrying a child empty comin on rer shouldor. fol lowed by a let ot little girls. Later the scene was reversed and the eoffiln was borne by four little girls, followed by several women. It is no uncommon sight here to see a coffin borne to .the grave on the shoulders of a man, but a woman rendering the rerviee was a novel spectale. An anclent.burying ground was re cently unearthed in Paris while digging a ternch in the uue Salande. The coffins of stoue and plasterfound there have been traced to the seventh, eighth and ninth centnries. They were poiated to the hast, and had erosses inscribed on a circle, symbolical of eternity, and other emblems of UhrUManity. Ihe coffins were found filled with dirt, their covers haviag giyen way. Cauada'it Northwest. The great Northwest, as commonly understood, has been transferred from Nebraska, Dakota aud the American ter ritory by the process of immigration, in which the nearly completed Canada Pacific railroad has an important factor to a country midway between the Atlan tic and.Paciflc, and north of our border, regarded until within a brief peiiod as practically uninhabitable on account of the severity of the climate, recent events have fhowo it to be growing into a rich, well populated, valuable country. Saskatchewan, where Riel is striking a blow for the rights ef the half-breeds, lies close to the eastern side of the Rocky mountains, and contains 60,000 inhabi tants. Battleford. the largest town, has a population of 5,000, and there are six other places of sufficient importance to support newspapers. The province of Manitoba so much talked of by Canadian immigrants, and frequently mentioned ' in connection with thwRiel uprising lies to the eoath and east of the territory already men tioned. It is smaller in extent, but much more populous. Winnepeg is the principal town, and contains 8,000 souls. It is the capital of Manitoba, and the center of the northwestern "boom." For the yoai ending last June the consular reports show that the imports recorded at Winnipeg amounted to $12, 784,709, and the exports during the same time were $1,1)88,723. Half a million of dollars of exports were sent to the Uni ted States, which in turn exported into that country $1,500,000 worth of proper ty. The most of thqremaining business is done with Eastern Canada, which sent last year nearly $5,000,000 worth of goods into the, country over American railroads. It is further shown by the report of the consul that while the exports of furs decreased $'.K),000 within the year the export of wheat increased nearly $1,000 000 within two years, and it is estimated that the surplus of 1885 will be fully 3,000,000 bushels. A country capable of develeping at this rate must be acknow ledged to be something besides a howl ing wilderness, and will speedily become a formidable competitor with our own northwest in the wheat markets of the world. Postage Stamps. The Postofflce Department. rt'Hnesday of last week opened and sehedui- 'l pro posals for supplying adhesive pot"?e stamps for the next fiscal year, the number of ordinary stamps required as 1,452,3 15.151); of newspaper tend periodi cal stamps, 2,463,385; of postage due stamps, 12,940,170; and of special deliv ery stamps 5,000,000. The bidders were the Secretary of the Treasury for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing which competes for this work for the first time; the American Bank Note Company of New York, which holds the present con tract, and the Franklin Bank Note Com pany of New York. . The department has not yet decided in what style stamps shall' be executed, whether by hard steam process or by a combination of both, and the bidders were requested to submit proposals for each class of work. No award was made. mo MACKINAC. 9 v The Most Delightful SUMMER TOUR Palace SI en mors. Low l'ates Four Trips per Week lletweeu DETROIT AND MACKINAC And Every Week Day Between DETROIT AND CLEVELAND. Write for. our "FICIUKISQUE MACKINAC," IlhslraM. Contains Full Particulars, Mailed Free. Detroit & Cleveland Steam Nav. Co. C. 1. Will i 4 0 II If.Ueu. IMHtt. Agt i unto it, mini. W. it- A. McAETUUIi, Aqents, Cheboygan, Mich. 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Council lilull's, Kansas City, Leavenworth and Atchison re composed of well ventilated, rlnclv up. bolstered Day Coaches, Magnificent Pullman i'nlnce Sleepers of tho latest design, and sumptuous IMninur Cars, in which elaborately cooked meals are leisurely eaten, lletweeu Chicago and Kansas City and Atchison are also run the Celebrated Kecllnlntf Chair Cars, Tho Famous Albert Lea Route Is the dlreot and favorite line between Chicago and Minneapolis and St. I'mil, where connections arc made in Union Depots for all points in the Territories and llrltish Provinces. Over tills route Fast Kxpress Trains are run to the watering places, summer re sorts, picturesque localities, and hunting amhtlshtng grounds of Iowa and Minnesota. It is also the most desirable route to the rich wheat llelds and pastoral lanils of interior Dakota. 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