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YOL. XXI.
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I ALL & SKINNER,
Attornevs and Counselors at Law and Solici
tors in Chancery. Have a complete abstractor
the records of all titles and incumbrances on
real estate in Jefierson county. Office over W is
co ns in National Bank, at the former office of
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\V.*H. Rohr’s, 2 floor. Office hours from Bto 12
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W. 0. SPALDING.
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for Pensions. Office over Bank of Watertown
building, up stairs.
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Wis. Teeth extracted without pain. Artificial
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Teeth filled with gold and silver, and all work
warranted to give entire satisfaction.
HAMLIN A FORD,
Watertown Lumber Yard. Lumber of every
description,' Lath and shingles constantly on
hand and for sale at the lowest Market Price, at
t he Milwaukee Depot, Watertown, \N is.
A. GIUTZNFR.
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Salick’s basement, on the Bridge, Watertown,
Wis. The best of Hair Dye used, warranted to
hold color for eight weeks.
AUGUST WIG GEN HORN,
Jeweler, has recently opened a Jewelry store
in Johnson’s block, corner Main and Ist streets,
where he will keep constantly on hand a large
stock f Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and
Plated Ware, Ac. Particular attention paid to
repairing Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Ac., and
warranted to give satisfaction.
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Painters and dealers in Wall Paper, Window
Shades, Paints, Oils, Varnish, Glass, Putty.
Brushes. Ac. One door west of W isconsm Na
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of June next. . , „ . _
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ture, German, French, Mathematics, Book-
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English History, United States History and Civil
, Weekly Compositions and Com-
Correspondence.
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be reviews of the work done during the year;
thus making this term a most beneficial one to
all intending to qualify for teaching, or pass the
examinations m scientific schools.
In order to meet the wants of the city and the
surrounding country, a Ladles’ Class has been
formed, and added to this department. Special
pains is taken in the education of the young
lad’es entrusted to our care in this depaitmeut.
in order to give them a thorough and practical
education in all or any of the above named
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Jr., author of “The Americans,” “The Euro
peans,” etc.
SHORT STORIES AND SKETCHES
By Harriet Beecher Stowe, T. B. Aldrich, Sarah
O. Jewett, Constance Fcnimore Woolson, Mark
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by Goldwin Smith; Edward Everett Hale, on
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world in the time of Christ; William M. Rossetti,
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"Early Culture, Myths, and Folk-Lore of otm
Aryan Ancestors;” Joseph Dugdale, on “Tlu
Relation of Society to Crime.”
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on other picturesque lands and interesting peo
pie.
DISCUSSIONS OF LIVING QUES
TIONS.
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by persons specially qualified to treat them
thoroughly and in an unpartisan spirit.
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WATERTOWN WIS.. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1881.
A SAD SCENE.
Mr. Cheney, a farmer of Indiaav hav
ing a married daughter living in Neb
raska, was shocked by a telegram from
her husband saying that her body would
arrive the next evening. The family
was overcome with the sudden blow.
Hurried preparations for mourning gar
ments and preliminaries to the funeral
were made, and on the dismal evening
dressed all in black they went to the
station to meet the corpse. The hearse
and two or three carriages were dsawu
up in line, and a numerous crowd,
attracted partly by curiosity and partly
by sympathy, accompanied the bereaved
household. As the train approached a
solemn silence settled upon the assem
bly,and as it stopped there was a respectful
hush until the ceremony of receiving the
corpse was concluded. But the train
hands did not share this feeling. The
baggage master pitched his trunks about
and swore as briskly as ever, and just as
if a part of his load was not of a charac
to call for decorous behavior. The
conductor came upon the platform laugh
ing and trying to joke with the station
agent’s daughter, who told him he
ought to be ashamed to carry on that
way at such a time. In the meanwhile
the* long narrow box which so quickly
tells its story had not made its appear
ance, and after a painful delay Mr.
Cheney stepped forward and asked for
the corpse. The baggage man stared
at him as if he were crazy, and making
no reply went on overhauling the trunks
as if it might be under them somewhere.
Suddenly Mr. Cheney felt an arm about
his neck and a kiss imprinted upon his
cheek. He looked.. It was his daugh
ter, The female members of the family
went into hysterics. There were
shouts and tears and laughter. The
daughter appalled at the somber dresses,
the hearse and cortege, was frightened
almost into a fainting fit. She could
offer no explanation of the telegram. She
could not tell positively whether in a
moment of absent-mindedness her hus
band had sent the dispatch as received,
or whether he wrote, it so blindly that
the operator misread it. At any rate
she refused to ride home in the hearse,
and took|her seat in the carriage with
the chief mourners.
Jumped From The Water Tower.—
The suicidal mania shows no signs of
abating. Shortly after 5 o'clock yester
day afternoon, Hugo Malapert, 25 years
old, and employed as shipping clerk in
Bloeh A Arnstine’s picture-frame factory,
176 Adams street,threw himself from the
top of the stand-pipe tower, at the North
Side water works, and was instantly
killap. There were but few witnesses
to the tragic occurrence, and these first
saw him while falling. No one observed
him make the leap. The earth where
he fell was scooped out by the force
with which his body struck. He had
apparently alighted on his head, for his
neck was broken and there were no
other bruises or contusions on his body.
At the police station the young man’s
pockets were examined and several let
ters addressed to him from members of
his lamily were found, and a sealed
letter addressed to Bloch & Arnstine
with a direction on the back; “Please
deliver this right off to Bloch & Arnstine.”
Three photographs were also found,
which it was afterwards discovered were
of his father, Baron von Malapert de
Neuville Oberkammerherr, or High
Chamberlain to Emperer William of
Germany, of his brother, Fritz von Mal
apert an officer in the Prussian navy,
and of a little niece.
The note addressed to Bloch & Aru
stiue merely announced his intention to
commit suicide, and asking them to
pay his debts with S2OO his father would
send them. Deceased had been board
ing for some weeks at 258 Ontario street.
No cause for the suicide is kown except
ing desponency at the debts referred to
above.
Coroner Matson this morning held an
inquest on the remains of Malapert. A
verdict was rendered in accordance with
the facts. —Chicayo Journal, June 17.
Rev. Mr. Cowley late keeper of the
Shepherd’s Fold of New York, who
seived a year in the Penitentiary for
starving the children of that institution
has been given a trial by Bishop Potter.
The committee selected has spent six
weeks investigating the case. The re
port has not yet been made public, but
it is known that wihle it will not com
pletely vindicate Cowley, it will assert
that there were no facts in the ease
which warranted his consignment to the
penitentiary as a felon, nor is there any
reason why he should be deposed from
the ministry. The Committee express
the opinion that Cowley was unjustly
and cruelly hounded into the Penitenti
ary.
No Humbugging The American Peo
ple.—You can’t humbug the American
people, when they find a remedy that
suits them; they use it and recommend
it to their friends. Just exactly the
case with Spring Blossom which has be
come a household word all over the
United States. Price 50 cents, trial bot
ties 10 cents.
Bishop Huntington, a few days ago
at Syracuse, N, Y., ordained two young
Indians who have been educated for
missionary work, Paul Caryl, a chief of
the Kiowa tribe, whose Indian name is
Zotum, and David Pendleton a Chey
enne, whose Indian name is Okerhater.
The two men were captured on the
plains a few years ago by United States
troops.
“The Commodore.” —Jos, L. Foote,
the Commodore, Elgin,lll., says Thomas’
Electric Oil cured him of sciatica with
one application, thoroughly applied. It
also cured him of a severe cold and
cough. He thinks it a very valuable
remedy, and will never be without it
THE IRISH QUESTION THAT PER
PLEXES ENGLAND BRIEF
LY STATED
The Loudon correspondent of The Bos
ton Advertiser presents the Irish question
very briefly and clearly as follows: The
great question of the hour is that involv
ed in the Irish laud bill. It is by this
measure that Mr. Gladstone has emphat
ically declared his ministry will stand or
fall. I wish I could explain it to you,
but it is not easy to
but our Irish Iliad in a nutshell. There
are only two of our public meu who have
yet had the courage to say they under
stand the bill. And if it is difficult of
comprehension by Englishmen, it must
be still more so by Americans’ who do
not suffer from the accumulated evils of
primogeniture, entails, distress or hy
pothic feudal conveyances and a territor
ial magistracy, and who cannot possibly
for generations to come be attacked by
morbus Hibfcrnicus— land hunger—caus
ed by land scarcity. There are for prac
tical purposes some 8000 land-owners in
Ireland, and some 000,000 tenant-farm
ers. These two parties have fallen out,
or rather they have never fallen in, since
the English conquest of Ireland by Strong
bow and his Norman barons. Of the
000,000 Irish tenant-farmers the holdings
of 820,000 are valued at less than S4O
per annum, while those of 175,000 are un
der S2O. This will give you some con
ception of the abject poverty of the coun
try; and where the holdings are smallest
the families are notoriousyl the largest.
Manufactures there are none, or next to
none. Well, what the landlords insist
on is, that their relations to their tenants
should be governed legally by “freedom
of contract,” and, economically, by the
the operation of ‘supply and demand.”
They let the use of their land to the high
est-bidder for a year’s time and eject him
ruthlessly whenever the rent becomes
over-due. Ejectments mean, and can on
ly mean, positive starvation for the eject
ed. When the present government came
into power it found probably a half of the
tenant-farmers plunged in rent arrears,
and the consequent process of eviction
being resisted by the assays nation of such
landlords as the Earl of Leitrim and Lord
Mouutmorris. To mend matters, a com
pensation fordisHirbauce bill was brought
into the commons, the eli’ect of which
would have been to give the indebted
tenants a temporary respite. But the
the,house of lords, or it would be more
correct to say tae house of landlords,
threw it out as x palpable infringement
ot the right of their class “to do what
they liked with their own.” Thereupon
the social war in Ireland became as well
it might, more and more bitter, and when
Parliament unit tbis session Mr. Foster,
the cheif secretary of Ireland, announced
that before any Hither attempt at remedy
could be made, a stringent coercion act
would be needed to allay the prevalent
anarchy. The coercion act was passed
at a terrible cost. Some forty Irish mem
bers had to be removed from the house
by “superior force,” aud tiie old rules of
parliamentary debate had to be superse
ded bv the cloture in a bad form.
Then at last we got to the great prom
ised remedial measure, the land bUI. It
is a very elaborate measure, iutencrcd, as
Mr. Gladstone says, “to maintain the
present social relations in Ireland.” The
landlords demand “freedom ot contract;”
the tenants and the exponent* oi their
views in Parliament, the “three F’s” viz.,
fixture of tenure, fair rents and free sale.
Ihe bill steers a middle course. It gives
the tenants fixity of tenure for filteeu
years, at a “fair” rent, with power to as
sign his interest or tenant-right, if the
landlords do not pre-empt, which he may.
Tenant right is defined as consisting ot
the value of the tenant’s improvements
and fiota bene) “the excess which is
found in open biddings for holdings in
Ireland in consequence of the scarcity of
the supply of land as compared with the
demand.” Well, this tenant right,
which, it is estimated, will, on an average,
amount to $135 per tenant, has to be fix
ed judicially in court, as has also the
“fair” rent, at the instance of the tenant.
This is, it seems to me, the irredeemable
weak provision of the bill. The tenant
who employes counsel learned in the law
may well expend $l5O in establishing his
right to an interest worth $lB5, while if
he is in arrear af rent, his tenant right is
already in pledge. The fair rent is like
wise a very doubtful boon. A rent that
is economically fair to-day—what with
the ceaseless and ever-widening stream of
agricultural products from your ports—
will almost certainly, long before the fif
teen years’ lease has expired, be simply
ruinous, and evictions for non-payment
of rent will again have again set in worse
than before. lam sorry to take so hope
less a view of this well intended measure,
but I know the condition of Ireland well,
and I have seen with my own eyes the
boundless resources of the far West.
“The New World is being called in to re
dress the balauce ofthe Old” in a way
that Canning never dreamed of. If
American competition in grain and cattle
but continues for other ten or fifteen years
the landed aristocracy not merely of Ire
land, but of England and Scotland, will
infallibly be ruined. In some parts of
England not merely the rent but cultiva
tion of land has completely ceased. In
others the farms are being let rent free,
the tenant not even paying the taxes. I
took up a Midland counties paper the
other day and found vacant farms adver
tised to the extent of 18,000 acres. In
Leicestershire 80,000 acres or more have
gone out of tillage. A silent revolution
is taking place throughout rural England.
How long it will remain silent I know
not. The social system whi ;h has obtain
ed for sc many centuries is slowly break
ing up. The landlord, the farmer au and
the farm-laborer, the component member
of tbis rigid, human orginization have
been rudely aroused from this long torpor
by the long arm and arresting grasp of
Illinois, Ohio, lowa and Michigan. They
are now staring, half in amazement, half
in menace, at each other, and it is no
wonder, if for a time bills like the Irish
land league bill arei brought in “to main
tain the present soc al relations.” To ef
fect this supreme object the most cardinal
precepts of the “dismal science” have
been disregarded, discredited and defied,
and the w T orst has yet to come. Instead
of persuing a western policy, instead of
drawing closer the bonds of union with
our “kin beyond the sea,” we have scrap
ed among the expiring embers of the far
ther east and contracted Anglo-Turkish
conventions. At this moment India is “a
sucked orange,” and our wisest statesmen
know but too well that there we are hope
lessly drifting towards inevitable catastro
phe. _____
Druggist’s Testimony. —H. F. Mc-
Carthy, druggist,Ottawa Out., states that
he was afflicted with chronic bronchitis
for some years, and was completely cured
hy the use of Thomas’ Electric Oil.
ORIENTAL AMUSEMENTS.
The entrance and exits to and from the
stage of a Japanese theater are all made
through! the audience by a long, raised
platform down one side, corresponding
with one of our side aisles, and introduc
tionary remarks are made Lorn it.
Prompting it not so adroitly done as with
us* An attendant in black squats behind
the star, book in hand, in full veiw of all
but those of the audience directly in front
since lights are not used, but each actor is
accompanied by an invisible (a man with
his face covered with a black cloth) who
holds a candle at the end of a long pole,
just under his face. The attendant must
be well up in the action of the part, for
he is never in the way of his principal,
but nimby manipulates his candle so as
to avoid intercepting him. Women do
not act, but men represent them, and it
is noticeable that men who are above the
average height are always chosen, and
whose natural voices are anything but
effeminate. Stars are paid well, the best
at the best theater getting 11,000 per
month. The dressing is quite as extrav
agant as ours, and he requires no less
than forty servants, so that his expenses,
like those of a!I high-salaried people, are
large. The stage has a thirty-foot turn
table in the middle of it by which scenes
are changed quickly by simply turning
it around The stage machinery is quite
simple. An upright post, a foot in dia
meter, was the pivot of the turn-table,
and the periphery rested on well-greased
wt/od bearings, and the power was that of
a couple of coolies applied to a stick at
tached to the rim. The curtain is a light
cotton cloth hung on a wire. The lights
are large candles with thick paper wicks,
which require snuffing every few minutes,
and are snuffed by an old fellow who
handles the snuffers with a professional
fl mrish, oc asi nally dropping a red end
into a box without stopping to apologize.
The foot and fly-lights he snuffs while the
play is in progress, going in and out
among the players, regardless of the situ
lion. The play lasts all day and all
night. A box tor four costs $2 for a
whole day or a whole night. Parties go
and stay all day, lunching and smoking
at pleasure. It is an extremely social
sight. The Chinese theaters do not give
any idea of it. The ventilation is good,
odors are not offensive, the gay dresses of
the people in the boxes are pleasing as
well as their faces and their bright eyes.
That they are a sympathic people is prov
en by the fact that during the melodrama,
while a poor, blind orphan was reciting
his tale of sorrow, heads were bowed all
over the house, and women “had real
good cries,” such as might flatter Clara
Morris, were she on the stage. Ihe
streets in the vacinity of the great thea
ters are filled with peep shows, and mon
key shows, and low-priced comic theaters
and wax figures, and side shows of ail
kinds, which are interesting for a glance,
but not generally entertainiug.
One Hundred and Thirty Lives
lost by a Shipwreck.—San Francisco,
Cal., June 15. —The particulars of the
wreck of the ste'.mer
Tararua are given by the Aur
tralian Herald of May 23. The Tararua
was a steamer belonging to the Union
Company of New Zealand, was employed
on the coast of Zealand, and running to
Melbourne and Sidney. On the voyage
on which she was wrecked the Tararua
had passed down the east coast of New
Zealand, calling at different ports. She
was between Port Chalmers, Port of Dun
edin, and Bluffs—the last place of call
before going to Melbourne. When the
vessel first struck the sea was compara
tively calm and it was thought no lives
would be lost; but a heavy surf Breaks
on that part of the coast. There was no
life-boats or life-saving apparatus. One
boat which went from the vessel was
driven upon the beach and broken, while
the other could render no assistance, and
was picked up at sea. A heavy swell set
in, the steamer settled down on the rocks
and was washed over by the waves. The
crew and passengers huddled at last on
the forecastle and the in-rigging’ and as
they became exhausted were gradually
washed off the forecastle. The vessel
struck at 5 o’clock Friday morning. By
2 o’clock Saturday morning a cry was
heard by those on shore as the mast fell
into the sea, and when morning dawned
there was scarcely a vestige of the wreck.
Between sixty or seventy bodies have
come to shore. The majority have been
buried on a peice of ground on the coast.
About 130 lives were lost.
Household Words. —James Pearson,
28 Sixth Street, Buffalo says: “I have
used your Spring Blossom for myself and
family, and I think it invaluable as a
housenold remedy, for regulating the
bowels, liver, and kidneys. I shall nev
er be without it.” Price 50 cents, trial
bottles 10 cents.
PETTY THEIVERY AMONG SER
VANT GIRLS-
One of our Police Captains informed
me yesterday that there was an epidemic
of eanninality among tin servant girls in
his precinct, and a curious case, of which
I myself was cognizant, h- s given quite a
shocking to confiding householders. A
youne American girl of gentle manners
and pleasing appearance had been em
ployed in a family to take care of a child,
but had been dismissed on account of be
ing absent on a certain lay and giving a
false account of the cause. In spite of
this her misrress parted with her in kind
ness, and she came bark from time to time
to see the other servants. In the mean
time Mrs, found her stock of dia
mond rings, clothes and money growing
“small by degrees and beautifully less.”
She was naturally troubled, but knew
not whom to suspect. One day the waiter
resscame to her in gre-d cxcitemen , and
said that the dismissed girl was down
stairs and had two of her rings. With
much presence of mind she told the wait
to keep the girl in conversation and, run
ning to her room, rang the district call
for the police. The girl was found to
have abstracted rings and other property
amounting to something like >I,OOO in
value, and to have realized ou them the
magnificent sum of $6.12! She pleaded
guilty, and secured the restitution of all
the stolen goods. It was declared by an
eminent Judge of the Supreme Court
that lie had never on Ids whole experi
ence on the bench known of a theif put
ting his or her own head in the lion’s
mouth by coming with the property in
possesion to the place from which it had
been stolen. Through his service and
kindness of the employers, sentence was
held over the girl, much to the disap
pointment of the officers who made the
arrest. In speaking of this case to me
and of the gentle manners and good be
havior of the girl, the captain told me
that a woman had recently entered the
service of four different families in suc
cession and gained their entire confi
dence. “Why” said she “she used to
make the children kneel down around
her and say their prayers, and she stand
ing in the midst of them lifting up her
eyes to heaven. And all this time she
was just skinning all those houses. —Neio
York Cor. Boston Advertiser.
Origin Of The English Mile. —ln
a paper recently read by M. Faye be
fore the French Acdemy of sciences, and
published in Nature, the English mile
is shown to have a very ancient origin.
It was meant to represent a minute of
arc based on a calculation by the Greek
astronomer Eratosthenes, of the meridi
onal arc between Alexandria and Byene
in Egypt, made more than 2,100 years
ago. This ancient measurement, says
M. Faye was very precise, and the
English geographers were fully justified
in taking it for the basis of a valuation
ot the arc of one minute, or the sixtieth
part of a degree, and of offering it to the
navigators of their country. Only they
believed that the Greek astronomer of
Alexandria must have made use of the
Giee r foot, which is one and a ha f hun
dredths larger than the English foot.
In fact M. Faye contends that he used
the Egyptian or Phileterian foot.
Hence the English mile instead of being
the sixtieth part of a degree, is really
the sixty-ninth part.
The National Lighthouse Board is
making a large nutober of improvements
on the lakes all of which will be of in
terest to mariners. Avery substantial
beacon is to be erected on Belle Isle,
Congress having appropriated SIO,OOO
for the purpose. A beacon is being pnt
up at Oswege, on lake Ontario. A
lighthouse to cost SIB,OOO is being erect
ted on Passage Island, Lake Superior.
Over $150,000 is being expended in the
lights on Stannard’s Island, Lake Snpe
jior.this will cost in all when completed
about $250,000. At the next session of
Congress the Board will ask for an ap
propriation of $50,000 to experiment
with electric lights as beacons. France
has already appropriated 1,200,00 franca
for this purpose and will this year put
up fifty lights upon her coast. The
Board is very desirous of experimenting
with |he light as it is believed that it will
prove a great service in the heavy
storms peculiar to to the Atlantic coast
and the upper lakes, when an ordinary
light is useless.
Nearly a miracle.— E. Asenith Hall,
Binghamton, N. Y., writes: I suffered
for several months with, a dull pain
through ray left lung and shoulders. I
lost my spirits, appetite, and color, and
could with difficulty keep up all day.
My mother procured some Burdock
Blood Bitters; I took them as directed
and have felt no pain since first week
after using them, and am now quite
well.” Price SI,OO trial size 10 cents.
As to the increase of currency the
Financial Chronical gives some facts
that ought to satisfy those Green backers
who are still clamoring for “more money”,
to supply the demands of trade. It
says:
Since January 1, 1879, the total out
standing currency (not including frac
tional silver nor silver dollars in the
Treasury) has increased $324,000,000,
aud the holdings of the people have
increased $263,000,000. Calling the
population now 50,000,000, and estimat
ing five persons to a family, each family
on an average actually holds in curren
cy (gold, silver and paper) to-day about
SB2, besides fractional silver And the
whole currency now out-standing (that
is, in the hands of the people and in the
public depositories), including, however,
fractional silver, reaches now, gay
about $27 per capith.
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