TOPICS OP THE DAY.'
Gkast i rout for Mexico.
Thb widow of Win. M. Tweed is
dead. " - ' ' '
Thi Monroe doctrine will evidently
FoTJE thousand bill are pending in
Dtxxu Keaksey is reported to be
worth $70,000. -
The famine in Koordistaa isg'roaing
more and more terrible.
The lit Slack Re&rd state that three
hundred homes will be trained in Ken
tucky thi spring.
Boktox is to hold a national cat ahow
in March. Thii calls for an attack by
the paragraphers association.
The Buffalo Courier says: Tt was
railed the " frbepherd'a Fold, ' because
it waa a place for shorn lamb.
It baa been determined to erect a
monument to Prince Louis Napoleon ia
rrnTiosa are being sent to the New
York Legislature asking the repeal of
the law which exempts church property
The Iowa House of Representatives
ha passed a resolution for a constitu
tional amendment, making women eligi
ble to the Legislature.
It is estimated that nearly $39,000,
000,000 were paid during the year 1879
through the twenty-two clearing houses
of the United States.
A bale by auction of a tract of land
fifty-one by thirty-eight miles in area, in
Kansas, ia to be made to satisfy a mort
gage of 15,000,000.
Mrs. Job Jacob Astor, who at
tended a reception at the Whitj House,
among other ornaments, wore a diamond
necklace valued at $50,000.
Aid now we are told that tobacco so
deranges the nervous system that its use
is liable to lead to murder. Beats dime
novel literature all hollow.
Official returns show that one hun
dred males and seventeen females com
mitted suicide in. New York City, in
, Red pepper'is the h'gbwayman's latest
weapon in Chicago. They always did
have a spicy 'way of doing things
Thb United State baa nearly four
times the acnage in crops that are
riven" in the agricultural returns' for
-ft , .
Woman's rights have made demands
for recognition in Paris. Heretofore
woman's wrongs bave been in the as
cendancy la the gay capital.
The Land Department at Washington
reports that there are over 1,000,000 acres
of land open to entry south of the
Missouri River, in Missouri.
The President of a defunct savings
bank, at fct. Louis, has been sentenced
to jail for three months for swearing
falsely to a statement of the condition
of the bank.
Will Queen Victoria allow a New
York editor to surpass her in liberality!
Mr. Bennett is rich, to be sure, but he
isn't worth much more than the Queen's
"Ms. Paksbll might as well "go
borne," says the Philadelphia Preu.
But, like the naughty boy who fears bis
mother's slipper, be doesn't want to. Tie
kows what is in store for him whenhe
goes back to Britain.
, Camtal punishment or imprisonment
for life, says the Rochester Union,
ought to be the fate of those persona who
point a pistol or gun at another when
they don't know that it is load ed."
New JesWF.y is in a mining fever.
Farmers are sinking shafts on their bind
in search of paying ore, new companies
art starting up, telephones are in demand,
and speculators are uncommonly lively.
How ells said once in an after-dinner
speech, ,,hat such was bis stern impar
tiality as editor of the Atlantic Monthly,
that oa one occasion he respectfully de
clined one of his own contributions.
These are living in Idaho Territory
a small colony of polygamists; and the
chief justice of Idaho, backed by 'Gov
ernor Bray man, has instructed the grand
jury to indict every one found in that
The duty of twenty per cent, npon
foreign print papes cannot be regarded
as a source of much revenue to the
Government. The entire importation
for the eleven months ending November
80, 1879, wss but 8,6T5 pounds.
A contemporary suggest that by
the time the resurvey of the Nicarauga
route for an inter-oceanic ship canal
shall bave been completed, M. de Lesseps
will bave his canal well under way, and
the capital necessary to finish it sub
scribed. r '
8o far the only'redeemlng feature of
the trial of Rev. Edward Cowley is ihe
lact that he wears a white necktie
There have been men in history who
have worn another kind of a tie for less
crimes than those for which he has been
The English House of Commons the
ouier day rejected a motion for an in
quiry as to the causes of the decline of
English manufactures. The member
who made the motion said the great cot
ton manufacturing mills which were
once located in England were now to be
found only In America. .
It wasn't religion, nor religious fanat
icism that made Freeman, the Pocas
set (Mass.) Adventist, murder his child
in obeyance of a command of God
nothing of the sort!. It was tobacco
At least, that is according to the latest
decision of those who are making a diag
nosis of his raw UVile tobacco!
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Am emcax food supplies to Europe are
increaaing enormously. A single shipper
from our porta filled twelve ocean steam
ships with meat' for Great Britain last
week. From New York alone went
twenty-two hundred live cattle, with
nearly aevea thousand carcasses of beef
and mutton. Immense quantities of
other fooda were also shipped.
Is waa to be expected the Paris
Tempi, the Protestant organ of the ultra
Conservative French Republicans,
blames Congress very severely for offer
ing hospitality to Mr. Parnell, while the
Radical press in France continues to
praise the charitable conduct of the
American Republic towards the starving,
without inquiring as to their religious
faith. ' -
All accounts from Ireland show the
rapid spead of destitution among the
people. Thousands upon tens of thou
sands have consumed their last supplies
of food, and fever famine has made its
appearance and will sweep away multi
tudes unless relief speedily reaches
them. At the best it ia not likely to ar
rive in time to meet the wants of the
most destitute.' They mast perish.
The Chicago Commercia'-Advert iter is
responsible for this: Dispatches from
Washington indicate that Congress or
a good portion of it has gone crazy on
the subject of speculation. Nearly
every Congressman dabbles more or less
in stocks and it is said that the bucket
shops recently opened in Washington
could not exist were it not for the
patronage of the people's represent ati ves
The Mormons bave taken credit to
themselves -that Utah is one of the rare
and favored spots where women are al
lowed the ballot. That the sex's posses
sion of the privilege baa not weakened
the power of ihe cburch is evidenced by
the fact that of the present Territorial
Legislature thirty-foar out of the thirty
nine members are polygamists, and all
are priests of some grade, save one.
These is almost as much disturbance
in England about the hanging of a few
murderer in and about Cabul as there
was about the massacre of the British
Embassy. General Roberta baa not
spared any one connected with the mas
sacre. ' He has impressed upon the Af
ghans th'e fact that shedding the blood
of Englishmen is an unsafe occupation
Thomas L. Musky, who' was injured
by the fall of a platform at a Republi
can meeting in Indianapolis in October,
1878, has sued the campaign managers
for $5,000 damages, alleging that but for
their importunities and the inducements
held out by their posters and advertise
ments be wou.d not have attended the
meeting, and consequently would not
have been hurt.
The Illinois State Board of Health is
weeding out the quack physicians in
that State. ' In Chicago alone six physi
cians who held diplomas from reputable'
medical colleges had their licenses re
voked, while proceedings are entered
against nearly a dozen " doctors " who
have been practicing without the certifi
cates required by law. f such legisla
tion were extended to other States great
good might be done.
" Shepherd" Cowley used to be the
rector of a small Protestant Episcopal
Church Society at Attenborough, Mass.,
in 18bl, and a local correspondent
writes from that place to the Providence
Journil that " Cowley's bearing was so
much like a Pope that be reduced and
entirely crippled the church so that it
did not maintain its -existence after be
left. From Attenborough Cowley went
to Blackwell's Island as chaplain to the
The bill for the World's Fair, to be
held in New York in 1883, which is to
come before Congress soon, is merely for
the purpose of giving; the enterprise a
National character. No appropriation
is asked for. The exposition is to be
held in commemoration of the one hun
dredth anniversary of the treaty of
peace. The capital stock of $12,000,00 J
is put on the market in shares of $10 each.
The exposition is to be under the direc
tion of a commission, consisting of two
commissioners from each State, one from
each Territory, one from the District of
Columbia, and sixty from the City of
New York. ,;. ,.
There is a movement on foot on the
part of the Government that looks very
much as if the Monroe doctrine were to
be enforced in the matter of the Inter-
Oceanic Canal. Ambrose W. Thomp
son, a relative of the Secretary of the
Navy, who, with others, owns a two mil
lion-acre strip of bind across the Isth
mus, has come forward, and by his per
mission two coaling stations have been
established, one at the Gulf of Dulce
and the other at the Bay of Cbiriqui.
These vessels will remain stationed there,
and the officer in command is instructed
to report regularly and frequently of the
operations of the Frenchman, de Lea
Consoled Hint WlthCoia.
The! Call, of San Francisco, referring
to William A. Beck and the late JMisa
Nellie Croker. of Sacramento, savs
" The lady, who is well known ia this
city, being related to one of .the railroad
mas-nates, her father havinc been aviso
one of the originators of . the Central
rrcinc, was engaged to be married to IM
son of an ex-ijecretary of State, now is)
this city. A few dsvs before she died.
in New York, the young lady made her
win, aisposingoi fouu.ooo which was in
her own riant. Kememberins her com
fiaratively poor friend in this State, she
nserted a clause in the will eivinir the
young man $100,000 in gold coin as a
paiung rit " - - "
a ate tuxiuM .a mui ..laying in
Double Mnrriuge. : Why don't they pros
ecute her lor bigamy , - ...
SEWS OF THE WEEK.
Chicago bu aa alectrie light company.
Chst.hi Mills, at Philadelphia, was burned ;
Jss. C. Flood gives Ireland $25,000 hard
Tbixitt Episcopal Cbcbch, Nsw York,
burned ; logs, $125,000 ; organ, $10,000.
News from Shanghai reports tbat tt,.000
housei hive been burned up in Tokio.
8. Longfellow, the poet's dissolute nephew,
has been indicted for forgery in Boston.
Tbe Baroness Burdett-Coutts donates 500,
000 to Ireland.
Tan new city directory of Louisville places
the population of that city at 174,000.
M. 7ixrxA3D di Lasssrs and his party
have sailed for Ke'w Turk. ; f
Tbe State Normal School at San Jose, Cali
fornia, burned mp. Loss, $250,00. .
Ex-Secbitaet Borie bequeathed to General
Matoe Kalloch addressed unemployed
workingmen at San Francisco, stating tbat
Chinatown would be declared a legal nuisance.
Tbe New York Legislature has passed the
bill in the Senate declaring women eligible to
serve as School Trustees.
The bill tor the -prolongation of the Anti
Socialist Law in Germany extends its opera
tion to the 31st of March, 1886.
Esulasd, France and Germany will prob
ably recognize Roumanian independence
simultaneously in a few days.
The laboring men of California are making
it hot for John Chinaman. Evidently John
will bave to go.
Intelligence from London says ihe French
steamer Valentine, from Cardiff, for Dieppe,
has foundered. Sixteen persons drowned.
The operatives at Burley, England, give
notice that they will strike on the 25th. There
are now twenty-five mills idle.
The London Timet says that England re
gards America's generosity to Ireland as good
will to England, also.
While a ball and concert were in progress,
in an opera-house at Central City, D. T., a
heavy wind carried away the front end of the
building. Fortunately no one was killed.
The City Hall of Albany, N. Y., has
burned; loss over $100,000. One man was
killed by the falling of the dome, and six
others fatally hurt.
As explosion in the Canada Paper Company's
mill, at Windsor, Quebec, killed two men and
probably - fatally injured three ethers. The
pulp mills burned.
The small-pox is said to have broken out
among the Indians of the Rosebud Agency,
Dakota, in a malignant form. They number
The man John Kemmel, who killed his
three children at Holyoke, Mass., last June,
has been adjudged insane and placed in an
. The Governors of Colorado and New Mexico
have asked the President to furnish them with
additional troops as a means of protection
against Indian raids.
A young man named Frank Lawrence has
been arrested in Nebraska for killing his father
some time ago at Chicago in order to realize
the insurance on his life, which amounts to
The donations to the Irish Relief Fund,
which was opened by the New York Herald,
amount to an average of $7,000 daily.' The
police foroe of New York City propose to raise
$15,000 for this fund, each member giving one
John Benson, Jr., Fusion Deputy Secretary
of the State of Maine and a member of
Governor Smith's staff, has been arraigned,
charged with the larceny of the manuscript
tabulation of the legislative returns from E. C.
Moody, on January 29, 1880. The defendant
gave bail in the sum of $500 to appear in the
April term of the Supreme Court.
We have information from Abington, Va.,
of a great tragedy in Carroll County, just
across the mountains. Three colored men in
a cabin had a quarrel. The matter was ap
parently fixed and all turned in for the night.
While two of the party were asleep the third
on got an ax and nearly severed the head off
one of the .sleepers, and mortally wounded the
other in the neck. The double murderer then
fled and has not yet been captured.
Axtoont Cohstock is on the warpath again.
Th'.s time he has trapped Edward F. Williams,
President of the Greenpoint Savings Bank,
Brooklyn, who, as it appears, has been in the
habit of sending obscene and indecent letters
to the wives and daughters of prominent men
against whom he happened to have spite.
Henry Hilton, A. T. Stewart's partner, was
one of the many to whom these offensive letters
Garland Williams, who, with Riat Patter
son, was arrested a snort time since in Cin
cinnati charged with th murder of Darby
Martin, in Kentucky, in 1863, after trial, has
been discharged. Patterson is held. It is now
suspected that George Price, the negro who
has been convicted of the murder of Villie
Black, at Cincinnati, and who, because Wil
liams in that trial, testified against him, caused
his arrest, is himself one of the guilty parties
in the Martin murder.
A heavt rain fall and wind storm in the
Southern States, principally in Tennessee and
Kentucky, has done mneh damage to property.
Many parts of th country are innundated by
the swelling of streams. At Nashville, where
the windstorm was th fiercest, property was
damaged to the extent of a $100,000 or more.
At that point the rainfall was over seven inches
and the entire country is flooded. But the
rainfall waa of a destructive character through
out both States named, and at the present
writing it is impossible to estimate the loss
Jclics Mate and his cousin, Amelia Mats,
found dead in their room at th City
Hotel, Syracuse, N. Y. Amelia had loved her
cousin passionately, but he, having, it is said,
ruined her, refused to marry her. They had
stopped at the hotel named and registered oa
th day before as man and wifa. When they
war found, h was lying on th bed, disrobed,
with a bullet hole In his bead.' Eh was lying
on the floor, also with a bullet hoi in her
temple and holding a small hand-glass in on
hand and a pistol in th other. They had bolh
bean highly respected.
The greatest difficulty whioh th Govern
ment is meeting in reaching a satisfactory
adjustment with the Ut Indians exists in th
oonduot of whit men in Colorado, who, it ap
pears, have pledged themselves io driv the
UUs from their reservation. The Indians claim
that if th Government cannot protect t'jem In
th peaceable possession of their present reser
vation it would be aa powerless to protect them
on any other reservation to which they might
remove ; therefore the majority of the Vtes are
in favor of staying where they are, and, if
needs be, defend their homes to the death. .
When one of those over-crowded
elevator trains in New York jumps the
track and rills a lot of people, tbe
manager, can't stj tbat that they didn't
know it was loaded when it went oil.
SOMERSET, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY. 19?
Summarized fiom tbe proceeding of the p-t Keek. .
The Senate re olotions of Ike LoutaisFa Legisla
ture, declaring that Ke'loyg was not legally elected
Senator, and that Spofford was and should harr a
seat, were ordered printed and referred Mr. Pen
dleroorl Dem. of O ) presented the petition ol citi
zens of Ohio Kr the improvement of the Sault ?t
Marie and St. Marys River. The Coamiitee on
Judicial y reported advent-ly on the resolution au
toorizing the Presijeo- to veto pane of appropii
tiou bills. The Committee on Military Atuira r-rc-eentid
a minority r-port on th- hill for the relief o
Fits John Purtcr ; laid ea the taM". Th bill to re
vive and cobtirue the Court if Cminis-tiuners of
the Alabama CI limswsi takm up aid Mr. Davir,
of Illinois, made a speech. Hr, Davis said that 19,
163 8 of the (15,600,060 award, d by the iieneva
tribunal reu a a n the Unllid States reasnry. He
argued that bj the prlnc plea of the marine In.'iir
anceraw, tbeindervntata. who hae indemnified
tbe owners of the vuseU lor their loser, became
entitled to ail the proceeds afterward recovered,
whether from th sea, from cipture, or from the
Justice of foreign Sates, from the pfoprlym
which the lomnanc was paid. He reported the
bill on this ground, making an e'ab rate lega argu
ment. Air. EdmUDda hop.d that the formeracfcon
of Conjreai would not be reversed excluding insula,
anee aims, except wher the total w r lueses ex
ceed the war prufl'-s Mr. Bldne opposed the bill,
lie said n'e waa opposed to men putting their hands
intptbe Treasury and gorging tbem-elVtS on th-
prefica of the misf ortunes of their countrymen. The
bill was laid aaiie f sr toe future.
The Vice-President laid before the Senat i a mem
orial from the Mayor of Milwaukee f jr trie repeal of
the compulaory leyal tender power of tbe United
State) notes; referred. The House I int resolution
appro rutting 20.030 to enable the united Slt'es to
be represented at the International Fishery Expo
sition at Berlin next April was pa?s-d 0: motion
of Mr. Gordon ( Dein ol Ua ) the motion entered by
Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, a few days a o, to re
consider the vote by wbteh the committee was a
pointe I to consider tbe stlJect t-f an inter-.eanie
canal, wa taken op. Mr. Gird on said that I)
cember x be introdnced a resolution referring tbe
subject of the canal to the Committee on Commerce
H-s object In s doing was to assare this Govern
ment as well as -Europe tbat we would not be lag
gard ia p-oteetina the enterprise which might be in
augurated on the Isthmus. Mr. Gordon's address
occupied a led portion of thedsr. It consisted in
a general protest against Great Britain or I'raBce
cootroUlcg so important a commercial ins:! a ion as
this prom sed to be upon the American coutinent.
The regular order, the till to authorise the Secre
tary of the Tieasury to ascertain theamouatof hied
1 cited on military warrants in certain States, waa
taken op. Mr. K irr.unds opposed the bill at length,
and gave notice that he would speak O'l tne subject
at a futur time. The bill autnsrizing the Secre
tary of the Inttrior to deposit tbe Icdian irnat
funds in the Treasury of the United 3'.ates, and to
draw tbe interest stipulateJ by treaty or prescribed
by law in lieu of lnves nient, was passed.
Mr. Cock re 1 (Dent, of Mo.), from the Committee
on Claims, reported adversely en tr bill granting a
pension to the widow of the lae Gen. Custei. At
the request of Mr. Ferry, it was placed on the cal
endar. The bill for the rec'aiu a ion of arid and
waste lends was reported favorably upon by the
Committee on Publ'c Lands, and placed on the cal
endar. The hilt for tbe relief of Winnebago In
dians in Wisconsin was reporte-i from tbe C tumit
tee oo Indian Aff-iirs with amendments to aid tbe
Indiana to obtain subsistence bv agricultural nur
suits. The bill for the relief if Fits John Porter
wss made the special orJer for February lGtb.
Consideration was resumed of the bill suthoriEing
the ascertaining of the amount cf land leased on
military warrants etc. Mr. Edmunds argued that
the 5 per oent. re'erred loin tie enabling acts of tte
States named in the bill was f per cent, of tbe cash
revenues for sales of public lands. If the revenues
were small the States wou'd get a little, but they
would sutter no injustice on that account. L ca
tion oo military s. artauts was not a sa e, and r.oth
ing coud be claimed by the States on lands so lo
cated, lie stated the amount tf land 1 c. ttd on
warrants to be til,o;o,0OO sc e. Five per cet-t. of
Its valuation would be about f .4,000,000. If du", it
should be piid, hut. he th ught he bad shown it was
not due. Mr. McDonald (Dem.of Ind.) spoke in
favor of the bill. He showed that iu 185 the former
policy regasatng sper centum wa an indonea, ana
Instead ol 2 per centum being exp nded by lhegen
erai gorernm -nt, and 8 p -r centum by the State
government, Congress provided for tbe payment of
the whole 6 per cent, to the Stat s, and ii eluded the
Indian R- servattous as ' sales " in estimating tbe
amount. This biU proposes, to treat locations on
bounty warrants as sales. He sugeited this pro
vision on the ground of equity.
Bills were introduced to abolish duty .on salt; to
extend the time for tbe eimp'ction of the Texas
am Pacific Railroad. C nsid ration was resumed
of the hill for the ascertainment of the amount of
land on military warrants and for the payment of 6
per ceut. of its value to various States name?, Mr.
Mi-Ionaid continuing his argument in favor of tbe
bill. The following submitted by Mr, Blaine was
adopted: ''Retolvtd, That the President be respect
fully reqnaeted, If, in his judgment, not Incompati
ble with public interests, to communicate to tbe
Seaste aoy information in pOBStseiou cf the govern
ment touching alle.ed false sta isiits and fabricated
testimony imposed upon the Halifax Commission
and used as the basis of that award in the matter fcf
tbe fish-, ries."
Bills were Introduced as follows: Authorizing the
Secretary of the Treasury to issue new bond to
b.-'lders of bonds that may become redeemable in
18S1 ; sis for the issue of additional coupons to
be'ders of redeemable United States bonds ; autbor
Iztng the Secre ary of the Navy to designate a
United States vea-el to carry contributions to
Ireland free cf charge; to prevent general
legislation on atpropriaiion bll s; to remove
duty on iron and steel; for a com mis-ion of inquiry
into the ca.us, and for the prevention of
contagious diseases smorg- domestic anim-Is, the
Commissioners to have 1 1.000 a year, one of them
to be a veterinary surgeon, one a practical srrck
raiser, and one a business man familiar with live
stotk; for a public building ia Frankfort, Ky. ; to
reduce the duty on printing and other mate ials ;
to reduce and reorganiai the army. A bill by Mr.
Ryan, from the Committee on Public Lands, was
passed creating an additional district (the South
western) in Kansas. Tbe bid directing the Secre
tary of tbe Interior, within ten days, to transmit to
tne United States Land Office at Little Bock, the
fioal retort of the Hot Springs Comm ssion, show
ing their sward of title to lots in Hot Sprincs ss
awarded, at d to cause rateno therefor to be issued,
ete., was taken up. It states that the persons to
whom titles sre awarded (or their heirs or legal
representatives) shall have the-sole right to enk-r
snd pay for the land at any t me within twelve
montba, by paying on each certificate covering a
lot of one acre or less, $10 : covering more than one
acre and no over two acres, SX, snd so on. Under
the Impression that the bill would keep, after a
prolonged debate, the House adjourned.
The Committee on Wave and Means renorted
back the bill tor the relief of colored emigrants,
which was passed. It provides that sll charitable
contributions importel for tbe relief of colored ner-
Nj sons who bave inlgrntel from their hones to other
hUtss snail be admitted free of duty. The act
takes effect immediately. Consideration was re
turn d of the Hot Springs bill. Mr. Hawley (Rep.
of Ct.) ssld that under tbe provisions of the b.ll the
net loss to the Government would be E82 000. He
thought tbat Uncle Sam" ought to at least get
hia hat back after he had passed it around for a
collection. Messrs. Dnnneli (Rep. of Minn ) and
Convoi- (Rep. of Micb.) oppod tbe bill. They
both advanced the opinion that should the bill
be pssaed it would result in endless litigation. Mr
Dunn (Dem. t.f Ark.) spoke in favor of the hill.
The bill passed bv a vote of 121 to 21. A resolu
tion was adopted caldttg on the President for copies
of sll correspondence between this aud other coun
tries concerning tne luter-oceanic Canal. Mr.
Beiizhoover (Dem. of Pa.) introduced a bill, which
was referred, providing for a general amnesty. It
ssks lVr the removal of all po'iticai disabilities
arising under tbe third section of the Fourteenth
airaenament to tue institution.
In tbe renort submitted bv the rommi tin nn
Baaking and Currency concerning the rl.ii of the
German National Bank of Chicago, it is aiated thst
the testimony taken before the committee demon
strated mat mere bad been great irregularity In the
affairs tf tbat institution lor which the lilrectora
are responsible! Inasmuch as they f tiled to do their
duty. The committee recommendet that stock
holders, whose duty it was to elect direetota,
shouli a'so be held ptrsonally responsible not onlv
for the amount of their stock, but also for an ad
ditional sum equal to said amount. The report
was ordered printed and lad 03 the table. Mr.
Kin (Dem. of Li.l. Chairman of the Com mi tee on
the Inter-oceanic Canal, reported the following reso
lution, which was adopted "Remixed, That tbe
Secre tat y of tbe Treaaory be requested to furnish
the House, for the use of the Committee on the
Inter-oceanic Canal, such statistics as may be in bis
department on th !o lowing sul jects: First The
amount of shipping between Atlantic snd Pacific
turts of the United Stales, and tbe a-nount and
Ind of cargoes from the coasts of the Pacific Ot can.
Second- Entries aud clearances st tbe port of f sn
Francisco for t he last fiscal year and the amount
and kind of cargoes snd th ports to and from which
trey are carried. Third The amount of trans
portation across th Isthmus and, generally, Its
porta of destination and original shipment. Fourth
The srerage duration ol voyages around the horn
between San Francisco and Mew York.
Mr. Rlephens, of Ihe Coinage, Weights snd Meas
ure Committee, reported back five bills relative to
the metric system of onlnage. Printed and referred.
The bills provide: First, fo.- the coinage of a
metric go'd coin to he called "Stella," of value four
do lars ; second, for the coinsge of the gold metric
dolisr, two dollsrs snd fractions of s dollar, and.
also, the coinage cf a metric gold dnubleeagle, eagle
and half eagle, sll standard value; third, for tne
mintage of it-gots of metric gold slloy, its deposit la
the iTreaaury and issue of certificates therefor;
lourto, lor ids maamg 01 ingote ei nne goto ana in
gots of fine silver of vslo tlOOesch, for exposition,
manufactures, etc. : fifth, for the coinage silver dol
lars and fractions fh.reof, ot fu 1 standard value.
npoa the metric system. The resolution authoris
ing the Secretary of tbe Treasury to furnish the
States, for th are In Agricultural Colleges, one set
of standaid weights and measures, was passed. Mr.
Willie, from the Committee oa Education and La
bor,' reported back the resolution calling on th
President for inforntstlon astopanding negotiations
for at change ol the treaty Lelweeu the UulUd
states uoveroment and China- Adopted.
Iir the midst of life gome men do all
the, evil they can, and when they die the
papers tell lies about them at the rate
of fifty cents per line.
Wedding Fees. .
I Philadelphia Tunes J
The Bev. John Hall, D. D., of xNew
York, has one of the wealthiest churches
in this country. The statement is priren
that the Doctor receives about il0, 00 a
year ia wedding fees. Tliis is not sur-
E rising, for many who come to him to
e married are millionaires or the sons
and daughters of millionaires. ; Dr.
Hall rushes into print to correct the
statement. . He says: "Jf I publish
the actual facts I -have a little appre
hension that I may lose the respect of a
part of the Community that part which
always looks deferentially on large sums
of money. I am aware that a slight
streak of envy, tometimes mingles with
the respect, bu'. that is neither here nor
there. If I tell the readers of the por
tion of the press that deals in informa
tion of this kind that I never, per
sonally, knew of a wedding fee of more
than a hundred dollars, and that I never
received as much as five hundred dol
lars as marriage fees in one year, why, I
may go down io the estimation of. my fel
low citizens. I shall be to them no more
than one-twentieth of what I seemed.
My shadow will be lera. Not only so,
but I may seem to reflect on that
particular part of the press that aSects
this kind of new?, and I may not get
credit in the future even for compara
tive good looks." .
Having thus knocked $9,0 off of
this wedding fee account, Dr. Hall pro
ceeds to denounce the whole wedding
fee business. He asks : " Would it not
be a good thing to cut off all the small
favors iriven to ministers such as half-
fare passes on railroads, wedding fees,
and even .'donation, parties,', and let
ministers be put, like other men, on liv
This is toe sweeping. ' As to railroad
fares and donation parties it is well
enough; but the wedding fee is alto
gether different affair and rests on
a different basis. Thee ia no reason
why a man should ride for half price
simply because be is a minister. If he
render a service to the company trans
porting him, he deserves pay for it and
shoul i be rewarded accordingly. , The
donation party is an outrageous nuisance,
which should not be inflicted on any
decent minister. But the wedding fee
is a fair compensation for a special ser
vice. It is a matter almost impossible
to fix as to. definite amount. . Men pay
all the way from a dollar to a thousand
for getting married. A man who is very
poor or very mean, or who does not
think the lady of his choice is of any
particular account, may satisfy his soul
by handing the officiating clergyman a
dollar or two. A wealthy man, or one
r who marries an heiress, can as easily
pay a hundred or five hundred, or even
a thousand dollars. There are many
cases in which a hundred dollar bill is :
gracefully slipped into the clergyman's
hand, although Dr. Hall does not seem
to have had much of a run of this sort
of luck. The average' fee among well-to-do
people ia probably about. $10.
Most clergymen give their wedding' fees
to their wives. An Episeopal ' clergy
man who made a practice of this was
emrarras3ed by the receipt of a pair of
trousers as a fee from a nice young
tailor for whom he performed the mar
riage service. .
Bridal and Burial Bells. . '
A New York exchange makes the fol
lowing sensible remarks to whxh we in
vite the attention of all our American
Several circles of New York society
have been shocked the past week by the
sudden and unexpected deaths of brides
of less than a year. Mrs. Rives, who
was a Miss Fellows, ond who was mar
ried less than a year ago at St. Thomas'
Church, attended a reception given on
Friday week by her mother-in-law, and
two days after was dead, having been
sick but an hour. Mrs. "Rutherford
Stuy vesant, married less than a year, has
also died suddenly. The same thing
recently happened in Boston, when a
wife of less than twelve months, who
wds about to become a mother, suddenly
died. Such events as these are very
distressing, and of more than ordinary
import. It becomes all young married
women and men to seek for their signifi
cance. Why should young wives die so
suddenly, even before they have put off
their bridal robes ! It is a fact that the
fashionable American girl, the tender
hot-house plant of our great cities, is
unable to bear the strain put upon her
constitution by the changed conditions
in life which, the married stste im poses T
7s she prudent under certain circum
stances, in keeping up her round of gay
social entertainments? Of being out
late, eating at al! hours,' dancing; and
dressing in the unhealthy fashion of the
day? the American girl of tbe period
is not as robust and healthy as her
predecessors were; the girl in New York
fashionable life has much to contend
with, and if she overtaxes her vitality
the thread of life may suddenly snap in
twain, rarents, physicians, and nils-
bands, have a duty to perform in this mat-
ter wmcu is- imperative. . weatMij peo
ple are not free from the laws of life.
any more than poor folks, and they must
obey tnem, or sutler tne consequences.
It seems a dreadful pity that so many
young wives should be led to the altar
only to find the bier within the brief
period of a year. The burial bells fol
low all too closely the wedding chimes !
Leap-Tear Difficulties. .
He wa9 a nice younjt man, with, cane.
high hat and patent leather boots. He
stroked leisurely down iourtn avenue,
puffing daintily upon a cigarette, and oc
casionally twirling the waxed ends of
bis mustache. ' He was accosted by a
stout woman with a florid complexion.
" Top of' the morcin' to ye, Mister
Charlev." aid she.
"Good morning, Mrs. McGuinnesa,"
said the nice young man. ,
"Me darlint boy, would ye " and
she bestowed a bewitching Bmile upon
him. He dodged out of. her reach. The
recollection that it was leap-year rushed
upon him. tie answered:
"Madame really I can't I am very
sorry if 1 cause you pain but my af
fections have already been -bestowed
upon another and, madame I can'
I can't marry you. --
She gazed at him ' in astonishment,
and then said, indignantly f " Who
axed ve to marry me! The Idea of the
loikes of me, a poor lone widdy, wid four
children to support by washin', ax in' ye
to marry me. I was only goiu' to ax ye
for that dollar for washin'.
He sighed aud gave her a dollar, and
walked sadly away.
Tt is announced that the faculty of
Butler University in Indianapolis, has
forbidden the young ladies to belong to
the younc men's Becret societies. The
awful belief is expressed that the initia
tion ceremony involved the fcirwlng of
each girl by every boy, double lines be
ing formed for the prompt and efficient
performance of the rite.
The Indian Girls at Carlisle.
The Carlisle school is a national in
stitution, occupying the United States
Ba r.cksat Carlisle, Pa , a military post
which dates from the revolution, and will
arrison 2,00 J men. The buildings have
ten bat partially used by the soldiers
stationed there, and are now propiti
ously utilized in a work which thor
oughly pursued must relieve the army
of its only labors and perils. There are
now 154 Indian youths at Carlisle bai
racks, nearly ali fe'ehed there iu Octo
ber from the West by Captain Tratt.
There could be accommodated 500 if
there were funds enough to bring them
there and take care of them ; and there
are a tcore or so teachers, mostly yeung
women, who have eomethirg to gi"e up
ia entering upon such a task. There
are about forty girls at Carlisle, and
what is said of them in a little paper
printed at the school is so interet-ting
that we quote a little of it: " You
could hardly find as many girle in any i
scnooi or of any color , that would get
along with each other so amicably. .
Only one is married, Sarah Jialbew,
daughter of Spotted Tail and wife of
Chas. Tackett, an interpreter. Tlieir
hearts are very tender and easily worked
uood, and a few days ago when wo
went to the rooom of a Kiowa girl who
had that day heard of the death of her
father, we found two Sioux girls sitting
with her, and Bhowing by their faces
that they felt very sorry for her in her
great trouble Of courie the Indian
girls are brought up to labor; once, when
we were talking to them through the in
terpreter, we a-ked them if they wanted !
to learn to sew, sweep, clear, etc , in I
" the white mau's way." Nearly every i
girl made a ready reply, but one
brought out her answer with so much
force that we inquired particularly
what she said, and the answer wa?, "she
says she do want to learn aw.'ul bad."
The delight the little girls take in learn
ing anything new,1 and their great rle
Bire to excel the larger girl-", is remak
able. Not many days ago several of the
little girls, without a suggestion from
any one, took it upon themselves to mend
the stock eg of the large girls, who were
at work in the diningroonr, and, con
sidering their age and experience, they
were well mended. And so it is with
everything they undertake, and the
half has not been told, and can't be. '
Corporal Blank's Little Story.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican. 1
Shortly after the civil war had ended
a young rustic in army blue, with his
musket, stopped on his homeward way
at our houe. That faded dingy blue
was the most interesting color in the
world then, and the veriest ne'tr dor
well in the village was a hero, and as
this soldier, scarcely more than a boy,
ate his dinner, we felt grateful to him.
He had a simple, narrow' mind, which
all his experiences of camp and field
had . not deiply impressed. Presently
he said he'd got tomethin' he didn't
know but we'd like to see, a;.d pulled
out of abreast pocket a leather, which he
opened, disclosing a large bronze medal.
We read the inscriptions. ; It was to
the effect that the Congress of the
United Slates presented this medal to
Corp. for bravery in tbe field.
Then, of course, he had to tell us the
story, something after this fashion:
" Wal, ye see, it was down ter the r en
insaler, one of them days when we didn't
seem to be doin' no thin'; 'twas any use.
We was most way up the side 'f a hill,
an ez quiet as a graveyard, but some
times if a feller only ehotred his head
over the top, he see and heard enough I
tell ye. I kep' creepin' up an' loo kin'
down, andl see I.ts of rebs t'want doin'
any' mor'n we, and a big feller in the
midd'e, he stood kind o careless and
sassy, holdin' a hausum flag. I told the
feller next to me, sez I, ' I spurn ! I'm
going tdget that flag!' He sez, ' Don't
vou be a darned tool! liut 1 lest
dropped1 my gun and run down hill--!
tell ye, 'twuz a sight further 'n I sposed
down to that field 'n I was right inter
'em 'fore they seemed to notice it, 'a I
ran right up to the big feller 'an says,
'Here, you give me that flaarr n he lett
let go, 'n I put it I tell yer I didn't wait
to say ' Thankee' ner anythin. 'If t1 e
bullets didn't sine 'round my way fer
awhile! : But they didn't take no sort of
aim, 'n I got up to the boys all right. I
tell ve, tbat big teller must bave felt
kinder silly when he thought on't !''
And this was the real fight for the
A Water-Spont 1,000 Feet High.
ISenr York Sun.
Wilbur Hammond and Dr. J. Mear?,
of Greenport, L. L, describe an extraor
dinary pheuomenon which they wit
nessed while on the Sound Shore, op
posite that village, on a recent after
noon. Their attention was first at
tracted by what seemed to bean unusual
disturbance on the surface of the water,
directly under a heavy cloud coming
from windward, the wind blowing
heavily from the northwest and a heavy
surf rolling. The tops of the waves as
sumed the spirally-ascending motion
peculiar to water-3pouts, which increased
until the elevation wss upward of fifty
feet before' the water took the cloud
form. : This was soon followed by a
second, about a mile o9 shore, similar to
the first, but considerably larger, its
heigh th, , judging from the angle of
elevation, being nearly a thousand feet.
Tfce top of this also resolved into a fog
or mist directly under the clou 1. Then,
at a distance of about four miles, a third
one was plainly discernible, which
must .have covered an area of several
acres. All three of these spouts were
moving with the wind, and the first or
smallest one subsided to the water level
only a few rods from the beach. Im
mediately there was a. sharp dash ot
rain, followed rv a hail squall, as the
disturbing cloud passed over, and when
this subsided, so that a view of the
Sound could again be obtained, the
water-spoutsbad disappeared. So far as
known, these were the only watoipouts
ever seen in the Sound.
j What Dickens Said to the Boy.
When Charles Dickens visited Amer
ica for the first time he stayed a few
days says an old writer in the Repub
lican, of Springfield at the old City
Hotel in Hartford, occupying rooms on
the first floor, which had windows reach
ing nearly to the street level. A Hartford
lad.' who has since become adistinguished
citisen, -appeared at school one morn
ing and loudly proclaimed that tie naa
not only seen Mr, Dickens at the hotel,
but lhat the creat novelist had spoken
to htm. Deeply did his mates envy tl e
youth, but his noble spirit was shortly
tarried when it was finally ascertained
that he had climbed up on tbe window
sill o: a room where Air., uicicens whs
shaving, and that the latter had turmed
at the noise, and razor in hand, waived
hlnaftway with a ' stem uo away
boy." , ;"'
OHIO STATE NEWS.
A Compendium of the Week's Events.
IT. Hamilton, of Piainfield, died of a dog
J as. Tenetemaker, of Tippecanoe, suicided
with a badcord.
Louie Lefkowitie, of Bnoyrus, committed
suicide by bangirg. -
Matilda Dopew, of Chillicothe, committed
suicide bv banging. ...
The Miami Valley Railway is to be sold at
Lebanon on tbe 20th of March.
Cleveland will erect a bronze statue to the
memory of the Uie Le.nard Case.
Dell Boyd, of Eldred, was robbed and mur
dered by t empi on the night bf the lltb.
7. Vf. Curney, brakeman, was fatally crushed
by the cut at Wapikoneta on the 9lh.
Ice four inches thick the first of the sea
son was cut at Tij'pcCanoeTJlty'last week.
The State Tile-makers Association have
elected S. N. rytus, of Marion, President. . i
Cleveland has a debt of f 3,591,000. Som
excuse tor- roub ng grave) in that section of the
Ex-Secrctary of the Cleveland Police Board,
C.kr el Minor, short (2,00, will bs pros.cuted f ji
thut amount. . :I. ... . , ' . ..
At Hudson a boiler exploded in the Oviatl
W, rks fat 11 y injuring Bussed Oviatt and seriously
Eliia Shroll, a widow residing in the vicinity
of Kenton, bru been adjudged insane. Cause, rt
Thebody ofJ. F. Garvey, of Toledo, who
hs been mi-sl ;g sioce Christmas, was found float
ing In the river on the 12th Inst.
Four burglars attempted to rob the Treasury
of Paulding County when they were fired upon by
a tvurd, woun'ling one of their number.
George Lonergan, a freight-brakeman on the
Wabas i Ba lroad, waa icsUntiy killed by falling
between the cars near Napoleon.
Elsewhere we mention the robbery of Kohler's
jewtlry store st Middleport- Later intelligence
states that Mr. Kohler has recovered most of hit
property. . ' -- , r
Samuel Newberry, of Pomeroy, for having
com mi ted a heinous crime on an eight-year-old
girl in July, 1(73, has been sentenced tJ fifteen yesn
ia the penitentiary. , -. -
Timothy Newman, of Bock Mills, near Lan
caster, has bten arrested charged with the abduc
tion of the wife and child of Isaac Forseman on ths
loth of last October.
Ths first train ever run over the Mt. Gilead
Short-Line Pailroad passed over the road un the IStb
lost., carrj ing the Trustees and officeis of the C C.
C. and I. By. Cjmpany.
' Nine prominent yonng mon of New Philadel
phia have been Indicted by the grand jury for par
' ticipatlng in the tarring of Jim Young about two
month" ago- A number of other persons are on the
anxious stst. "
Three thieves entered the jewelry store of M.
L. Kohler, at Midd eport, placed as many revolv-ra
to tbe proprietor's brad and ordered him to open
hhsi.fe. He obeyed, and the thieves carried asay
1 1,2:0 atd six gold watches.
C. M. Spitter, cashier of the defunct German
Arceiican Rink, Cleveland, has been arrested fei
al'eged embezzlement, by H. E. Mettison, of S. vllle,
who charges that ?pitzer rece'ved from him f 2,231
to buy stocks, but put it in the bank.
Hon. John Haley, of Kenton, and ex-Bep-resent-tive,
has been arrested on the charge of
bastardy by a. Columbus Hotel girl. The girl is st
present a resident of Cincinnati. ThepNip'.e of
Kenton pronounca it a blackmaUing scheme.
Ohio has a school population of 1,043,320.
The number of pupils enrolled in tbe public schoo's
is 731,6)7. There are 10,871 school-houses and 23 -487
teachers in the State. The school receipts for
the past yeir amounted tt Sl,2i3,810.38; expendi
: The trttin leaving Chillicothe at 6 :15 a. m.,
on tbe 13ih Inst., met with a fatal accident at the
first bridge west of Chillicothe's bridge. The bridge
gave way precipitating the engine to the bed be
low, and instantly killing tbe engineer V7m. Con
ner, cf Dayton, and Frank Knect, fireman, of Day
ton. ... , - ... . .
A crowd of men armed with guns made an as
sault on the house of J. Winkle, near Bescrve, when
a wedding party was in progress. A terrible battle
e sued, resulting in six men bting wounded, L.
Mason getting shot in the side, and B. Mason two
shot s in the leg snd chin fplit open; The latter Cin
f The following are the new officers of the Im
proved Order of Bid Men ot the State: Grand
Sachem, C. E. Sauser, Grand officers: Great
Sachem, T. E. Pecsenpiugh, of Woosterj Great
Senior Sagamore, J. F. Brand, of Urhana; Great
Junior Sagamore, Geo. Ilazlet t, of Zsneaville; Great
Pr. ph-1, J. G. Snyder, of Chillicothe. Next session
st Circleville, Msy 18.
: A party of hunters, near Mt, Vernon, in an
out-of-the-way strip of woods, run across a large
kettle suspended over afire in which there wss
s-mething oooking. An examination revested the
f'c t that tbe contents wereno.hing less than the re
mains of s fema'e "stiff" which a medical student
returning from college had brought with him In'
order to secure the skeleton.
About three weeks ago Fred. Hare, a promi
nent German saloon st, died very suddenly in Col
umbus. His wife immediately told her pr. perty
and left, taking with her about 110.000 In money.
Sergeant Robinson, of tbe United States Barracks,
who is hunted as s deserter, left with her, snd as he
snd Mrs. Hsre were the only persons present dur
ing Hare's short Illness and death, it is now believed
they ptlsoned him. Now comes word from Chat
ham. Canads, that Robinson has been arrested lor
murdtr, the friends of the deceased having followed
the guilty couple up.
OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Summarized from the proceeding of the past week.l
The followlna bills were parsed: To change tte
time of rneetine of cottntv ooards of equalisation
from tbe Tuesday after the first Monday of Septem
ber to the si cond Monday of August, and in citln
of tbe fi'st and second clais the time of meeting ef
such boards shall be changed from the fouith Mon
day ol Oc'olier to the second Monday ol September;
House bill to ei sble tbe several townships of Fay
ette County separate road distticts. Bills were in
troduced a toliow: uiviamgiireenv'i e lowwn p,
Clark County, into twoehctlon prfclncts; suthcr
ising Ihe village Council of Ashland, Aa.ilsnd
Countv, to isMte bonds; suthorlzing tbe Commis
sioners of Hani In County to Increa e the b-vv for
county purposes; creating a special school d:strict
In Solon Township Cuvaho.-a County. The House
Joint resolution directing the Ohio deleitatioa in
tjonpress to secure, 11 possum, n rot mo
r gulationof ireightsnd passenger tratfic on rail
roads was sdoptrd. A remonstrtnee was received
ironi Guernsey Cunly sgainst ttink ug any further
appropriations for county buildlnirs. Tne Senate
til allowing real rst.ite assessors S3 pxrriavwas
pissed. Mr. Cole's Huttra 1 ill sutoo iaing the Com
inittlontrs of Scioto Countv t purchase a t -11 road
was piKed: Mr. Eotrekin's Ml authmlslug the
Council of Cbil.ici.tUe to establish a fire depait sent
Thi Houre bill making the22d of February
(WnsVngiou's b'rthday ) a le.'al hol.dar, waa pss-ed
Th-s fo lowing bills were lntroduoe.t: To authoriss
th construction of a free turnp.ke in Brown
County ; authorising the construction ot a free turn
pike iu Pt-rry County; providing that all fzeeu
ttona shall take place in the penitentiary and the
Warden shall be the executioner; re-tnsctlng the
law under which Sll'O bouuty wss givn vo unteers,
and giving them iuter.st on unpaid bounties; for
the relief of J. W. I Add and Win. Brown, -Sheriffs
of D.laware County, p
. Petitions were presented In favor ot a Stale Board
tif Health, lecal option, for the right of women to
vote tor school oflicers and hold school omres, to
enable tho Goiunilastoners of Ross County to con
s' ruet ft ee tump kes, against the establishment f a
ubachoni district In K -illy ami lianover townships.
Holler Countv. Mr. Saltzg iber's Srnjte bill to al
low the c-ty ol Lima to lstus bonds to theaineunt
of SlOO.Ouu to build railwsy macblno hops wss
passed by a vote of Sll to 8. The followiug bills were
mt roductd : Defining the duties ol prsons In keep
ing up font-eat authorising County Comtutialoneia
to change roads to avoid httdglng and to nrmit the
rhutgtu of beds of streams to avoid crossings: ts
requite Clerks df nit Councils to receive and open
li js al certain specific times The House bill au
thorising I no lloird of Kdtiratlnn of IVaahliigh-n,
Guernsey C nutty, to Issue bonds wsspa-sed: the
Home bill uniting Ihe offices ol Marshal aud Su
pmvlaoriu hatuiols waa passed. : .
Ia the proceedings of ths House a large number
ol prtlllO'-B 1 r locm option ilia spec al lOKiaiauoii
were presented, The defletecey Mil of Dr Soott, of
the Flnsnce Comm ttee, occupied the greater por
tion of the day, and waa finally pa sed.
A stuck-up thin g a show-bill. -Spbing-BUXT
May 31 midnight.,
Spare-ribs the sealed - wives of
TJtab. r. -, , , . . , ,
Cloves cover a multitude of sinful
breaths. ' -------
To make a suberb soup use the proper
soup herbs. - ... .
O-Ld ocean indulges in storms merely
for wreck-creation.. -
In the agricultural papers we have
many fertile lies sirs. i
Let's see ; it isn't quite time for the
first divorce in the Oneida Community.
Wheh a man owes you, be polite, and
as often as possible send him his little
billy due. ' ; - i : r
Cbildbek and brass bands, in their
extreme youth, don't amount to much
without a tutor. . !
Now 1 lame me," as the pedestrian
remarked when he stumbled on a bit of
In diamonds, solitaires are fashion
able.'but when it- comes to buckwheat
cakes let us have clusters- ;
"By all means Jet us " have free salt.
S.ime lazy people "might "earn their
salt," if it was a little cheaper.
The toe of an enemy's boot will often
do more to raise a man into prominence
than the hands of a dozen good friends.
.''The- men of - to-day are too high- N
strung," says a Chicago paper. Some of
them are not strung high enough.:. .
The brook, you know, flows on for
ever, sometimes it seem as if a law
suit was trying to see the brook and go
it one better. ,' -J . ' :. . ;
Tub lispinz Christian thus defended
her pronunciation: - - "Dothn't - our
minither direct our thepth ' in tbe nar
row path? Ithn't he, then, our pather?"
No matter how finely a' dentist's par
lor is furnished, no one carel to -take a
seat in his drawing-room. This is a good
joke, but it is tooth in to drawJ ,-..'
We have had one ofTer.' but the ladv
couldn't promise to support us in the
luxury to which we nave been accus
tomed, Boston Post.
A ; commebcial report says: " The
fall of leather causes an -uneasy feeling
in hides." - We have ' often remarked
this in youth - while layiog across the
maternal knee. - -. ; , , ,
A minister who regards kissing as
an essential part ot saving grace, should
kiss his -lawfully appointed wile, and
tell her to pass it around among the
congregation. , ., ,
When a man becomes the father of a
sixteen year old daughter, he commences
he period ot his lite when tne toes 01 his
boots wear out befora the heels become
italicized.' -- - :i
The beauty of Sunday collections on
the envelope plan is that you can knock
the plate out of the collectors 'hand as
easy with a copper cent as you can with
a tilver half dollar., , n..:
."Did you ever know such a' me .
chanical genius as my son ? " asked an
old lady. " He has made a fiddle out of
his own head, and he has wood enoogn
for another." , . "
Indignant wife" If I had known
you were coming home in. this oondi-
lion, . I ' should have gone home to my .
father's." Inebriated husband " Hie
would you? I'm awf sorry didn't shend :
you word hie" . r Jii y . ; :
: " Dear Louiae, don't let the men
come too near you, when courting."
Oh, no, dear ma. When Charles is
here we always have one chair between
us.". Mother thinks the answer is :
" Algebba," Bay the Koran, " is the '
metphysics of arithmetic". When we .'
used to miss on it we never gave it any
such high-sounding title. " We simply
said it waa tougher' -than twelve. cent '
steak, and let it go at that. .. ,r .
An Albany woman bring! suit against , '
a telephone, company for trespass in
putting its wires on the roof of her
building. It isn't tbe trespass, however
that troubled her so( much as the fact
that there is gossip going on over her
head that she cannot get hold of. -: v'..u ."
t, Cj BEFORE. J..'.-' ,l ;
, Tub cheerful fire brightly burns, -. ' f
The gas bill keeps accruing,
. - The maiden fair new lessons learn, '- - -The
ardent youth ne'er homevard turns,
And onward speeds the wooing.
The flickering fire feebly burns,
The time has passed tor wooing;
The faded wife new lessons learn.
The husband seldom homeward turns,
Aud onward speeds the ruing.
" . . . Jiacieruaet Jtepubtican.
A New and Wonderful Invention. v .
A correspondent at Lancaster, Ohio,
says: I, in company with a party of gen- .
tleinen, called at the residence of Mr. J. .
G. Hite, editor of the Saturday Jownal
yesterday, to examine- "Humiston's ap
paratus for generating heat and light
without wood, coal, coke, candles, lamps,
or coal gas," which he has recently in- ...
troduced. The result of careful inves
tigation surpassed ' the expectation of
the entire party. The thing looks as if ;
it were destined to make a stir in the
practical as well as scientific world. , In
an economical sense it is certainly a
wonderful success, requiring only of a
cent per hour for fuel, used in either
Earlor or cook stove, and 1 cents per'
ve hours for ten three-foot burners or
gas jets. i. .-. . . : : ? -
The moiu operandi was clearly demon
strated by Mr. Hite, and the cooking
qualities of the apparatus satisfactorily
investigated.1 Generators, fitted to an
ordinary cooking stove, were made, and
in three minutes by the watch a large ::
tealte: tie, filled with cold water, placed- r
or., the front of the stove, was boiling .
very vigorously, while a skillet filled
with water, on one of the back holes, !
I began to boil in one minute and thirty .
seconds. A pan 01 discuiuj were uu
to a nicety in three minutes, ana a
beefsteak broiled in two and a half
minutes, and nicely, too, without the ;
least suspicion of smoke or burning, and
daring the operation a most brilliant ' '
gas was generated. Mr. Hite entered
into a full explanation of all its mechan
ical and practical workings to the
almost complete satisfaction of the whole '
party. We do not intend to attempt a
description of the apparatus here, as we
understand that it will be introduced ;
ere many days, but. we freely say that
the invention loots nice a success, ins
heat is warm and uniform, and can be
graduated to suit the occupant of the
room. Jt is utterly free from smoke,
noxious odors, soot, ashes, coal dust
which all attend the common modes of '
heating, and are a source of great an-
noyance to all housewives. The same
gas from one generator is used for both;
lighting and heating. '
:i '.. .
Italy's Sad Predicament.
Italy is in a bad way financially, an -as
is usually the case in European coun
tries, the laboring classes are the prin
cipal sufferers. Wages are very small,
taxes are very high and employment
very scarce. With an enormous national
debt of $1,840,000,000,- requiring $84,
000,000 annually for interest, the gov
eminent is continually being met with ,
dofluU. The cities, too, are largely in
debt and with their workmen clamoring
for assistance, the country people are .
barely able to procure the necessaries
of. life. The outlook is disheartening v
and discontent is increasing. - Italy
spends too' much on her standing army
aid is too anxious to keep up in the
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