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Tire StJJlXKB GIRL.
Though her hair be black, orherhairbered,
Or her eyes be hazel, or brown,
8he'a fairer by far than the lily or rose,
The girl with the muslin gown.
The haughty queen, In her royal robe*,
With her sceptre and golden crown.
Is not ao (air in the month ot June
Aa the girl with the muslin gown.
On nothing fairer upon the earth
The Bun or the moon looka down
She's aa aweet and fresh aa the morning
breeze,
The girl in the mualin gown.
—Boston Courier.
A BRUSH WITH PIRATES.
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.
James Torrence was a foremost
hand on the British hark Huntress,
and one morning in the seventies we
left Singapore, bound to the South
by way of the Straits of Sunda. We
had sixteen hands on the bark, and
for armament we had a nine-pounder
mounted on a carriage, and a good
supply of muskets and pikes. All of
the seas to the north of Australia are
suspicious waters for an honest ship.
Pirates have abounded there ever since
•hips began to sail, and I'm thinking
it will be long before the business is
entirely wiped out. There are hun­
dreds of Islands in the Java and
Banda Seas, and each one of them
offers secure headquarters for a gang
of native pirates. They are not so
bold as before the government cruisers
got orders to patrol those waters and
sink every craft which could not show
honest papers but they are there
still, and the temptations are too
great to expect they can ever be
entire­
ly suppressed. On our way up, when
off the Red Islands, on the northern
coast of Sumatra, we overhauled an
Italian brig called the Campello.
She was stripped off her sails, cordage,
and most 01 her cargo, and had been
set fire to and scuttled. For some
reason the flames died out, and the
water came in so slowly that she was
floated six hours after the pirates
abandoned her. Our mate was sent
off to board her, and he found a shock­
ing state of affairs. She had been laid
aboard without resistance by two na­
tive boats, armed only with muskets
and pistols. The crew had at once
been made prisoners, and set to work
to strip the ship and hoist ouf« such
cargo as the pirates coveted. She was
run in behind one of the islands and
anchored, and for three days and
nights the pirates were hard at work
on her. Each man of the crew worked
under a guard during the day, and at
night captain and all were secured in
the forecastle. The crew numbered
Jourteen. Toward evening of the third
day the pirates had secured all their
Eeen
lunder. Several native crafts had
loaded and sailed up the coast to
some rendezvous, and only one re­
mained to take on the last oi the plun­
der. As no actual violence had
been jjpfced captain or crew dur­
ing the three days, there was hope
that the pirates would go away and
leave them in possession of the rob­
bed and dismantled brig. Just what
shift they would have made in this
case I cannot say, for the craft wao
left without sail,"rope, block or pre­
visions. About four o'clock in the aft­
ernoon the crew were ordered for­
ward, while the natives collected aft,
and at a given signal fire was opened
on the defenseless men. To their cred­
it let it be recorded that they seized
whatever weapons they could lay
hands on and dashed at the pirates,
but it was simply to die like brave
men. In ten minutes the last man
was shot down.
The pirates than raised the anchor
and got it into their boat, bored holes
in the ship's bottom and started afire
in the hold amidships. The informa­
tion I have given you came from a lit­
tle chap on board, who was making
his first voyage as an apprentice. He
was, if I remember right, only thirteen
years old. On the morning of the
third day he managed to hide among
the cargo, and the pirates completed
their work and sent the bulk drifting
out to sea without having missed him.
He was on deck to catch the painter
of the mate'e boat when she drew
alongside, and to one ot our crew who
could speak Italian he gave the story
as straight as the captain could have
talked.
We reported the affair at Singapore,
and a British gunboat was sent off to
investigate. She returned before we
had completed our loading and report­
ed that sne had made no discoveries.
It was a warning for our captain, and
he wisely determined to heed it. We
took on shell and grape for our can­
non, a dozen revolvers were purchased
for the crew, and on the very day we
left the captain brought aboard two
very heavy rifles, which he had picked
up somewhere at a bargain. I call
tnem rifles, but they were young can­
non, carrying a three-ounce ball, with
powder enough behind it to kick the
marksman half way across the ship.
We left Singapore as well prepared as
a merchant vessel could be, and
it seems that the captain was advis­
ed to bear up toward Borneo,and give
the Red Islands a wide berth. We
crossed the equator at least a hun­
dred miles to the east of the islands,
as I overheard the Captain say, and
then altered our course to the south­
east, calculating to pass to the east of
Biliton Island before hauling away for
Sunda Strait.
The bark made good weather of it,
and we had crossed the equator and
run down on the new course until
Biliton might have been sighted from
the masthead, when there came a
calm. The wind had died away about
mid-forenoon, and the drift of the
bark was to north. We looked for a
change at sunset, but nothing came,
and the night passed without wind
enough to move a feather. My watch
was below when daylight came, and
we got the word to turn up live­
ly. To the northeast, off the coast
of Borneo, two or three green
islands were in sight, and be­
tween us and the island were two na­
tive craft bearing down upon us.
These craft were about the size of pi­
lot boats, half decked over, and rigged
like acatboat. They had been sight­
ed when six or seven'miles away, and
as my watch came on deck the mate
descended from the perch aloft, where
he had been using the glass, and re­
ported to the Captain that the craft
were approaching as by the use of
•weeps. The calm still held but it was
clear enough to a sailor's eye that we
should hare a breeze as soon as the
min began to climb up. No man asked
bimsell the errand of those boats
making out for the Huntress. At that
time and locality there could be but
one answer. The Captain presently
called us aft and said:
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"Men, the crafts which you see pull­
ing out for us are pirates. We shall
have a breeze within an hour,but they
will be here first. If we cannot beat
them off we are dead men. They take
no prisoners. I look to see
every man
do nis duty."
We gave him a cheer and began our
preparations. The cook was ordered
to fill his coppers full of water and
start a rousing: land the arms were
brought up and Mrved out. There were
three or four men who had served at a
heavy gup,«nd these took charge of the
cannor tnd the piece was loaded with
a sho' When the Captain called for
soifee one to use the rifles, the only
man who answered was an American.
He took them aft, loaded them with
his own hands, and by the time the
pirates were within a mile, we were as
ready as we could be.
The bark was lying with her head
to the east, and the fellows were ap­
proaching us from the north, on our
broadside. The mate kept his glass
going, and announced that both craft
were crowded with men, but that he
could see no cannon. They made
slow
progress, and we were impatient
to open the fight. By and by,
when they might have been three
quarters of a mile away, the Cap­
tain passed word for the gunners to
send them a shot. In a few seconds the
big gun roared, and we all saw that
the shell flew over the pirates and
burst in the air. It was a good line
shot and something to encourage, but
before the cannon sent another shot
the American had a try with one of
the rifles. The mate was watching his
shot from the rigging, and the report
had scarcely died away before he
shouted:
"Good for the Yankee! He hit at
least a couple of them."
The second shell from the cannon
burst over one of the boats and took
effect on some of the men as reported
by the mate. The American then
fired again, and again his bullet told.
We were doing bravely and were full
of enthusiasm, but the struggle was
yet to come. The fellows bent their
energies to creeping closer, and pretty
soon they opened on us with muskety,
and the balls began to sing through
the rigging in a lively manner. We
had our muskets ready, but the Cap­
tain ordered us to hold our fire and
keep sheltered behind the rail.
One of the piratical craft was a
quarter of a mile in advance of the
other and the third shell from the can­
non burst aboard of her and must
have killed and wounded a dozen or
motu men. There was great confusion
on board, ariu she remained station­
ary until the other craft came up.
During this interval the American got
in two more shots, which found vic­
tims.
We now looked upon the victory as
assured, and there was cheering from
one end of the ship to the other. We
were a little ahead of time. The third
shot from our big gun burst it, and
although none of the men was hurt,
we were thus deprived of a great ad­
vantage.
As soon as the Captain knew what
had happened, he called upon all the
crew to shelter themselves and wait
to fire at close quarters. One man
was detailed to assist the cook with
the hot water, and powder and bul­
lets were placed handy for reloading
the muskets. I was stationed near
the gun carriage, and I noticed several
shells lying about under foot. The
American kept firing away with the
rifles, knocking over a pirate at
every shot, and pretty soon the two
crafts were near enough for us to open
fire with the muskets. I presume
we wasted a good many shots, for
we were green hands and greatly ex­
cited, but I am likewise certain
that we also did great execution. We
had a plunging fire down upon a mass
of halt naked fellows, and we must
have weeded out a full third of them.
There was no air stirring, and the
smoke soon grew about us. By and
by the shouts and yells of the pirates
sounded close at hand, and their crafc
were laid alongside. We now flung
down the muskets and used the re­
volvers and pikes. When the revol-j
vers were empty we used capstan bars,'
clubbed muskets, or whatever would
serve to strike a blow. One dhow lay
on our quarter and the other on the
bow, and the fellows tried to carry us
by boarding.
I can't describe the fight to you, fur­
ther than to say that there was shoot
ins, clubing and stabbing all along our
port rail. We beat them off the rail
again and again, and twice I brained
Elades
irates who reached the deck over the
of pikes. By and by I heard
some one sing out that the fellows had
boarded us forward. I did not see
how we could spare a man from the
quarter, tor two had gone down and
the rest or us were hard pressed.
All of a sudden I thought of the
shells lying at my feet. There were
half a dozen burning wads on our decks
from the jingals of the pirates, and
with one of these I lighted the fuse to
a three-second shell and gave the ball
a toss for the dhow. It fell right into
the thickest of her crew, and it was a
settler. Our rail was clear in half a
minute, and then I picked up another
shell and a burning wad and ran for­
ward. A dozen natives had gained
the bow and were pushing our men
back. I lighted the fuse, and gave the
shell a roll along the deck into
the crowd, and I give you my
word that not one of them
was left alive after the explosion. One
of our men on the quarter threw a
third shell, and I brought the fourth
one and threw it from the bow.
The fight had ended. A bit of wind
blew the smoke away, and we looked
down upon a terrible sight. The
boats seemed full of dead ana wound­
ed the living having sought shelter
under the half decks. Why, there
were bodies without heads, heads
without bodies, and arms and legs
and pieces af bloody meat enough to
make the bravest turn pale. As we
cut their lashings fiey drifted off, and
the American with his big rifles, and
two or tnree of the men with muskets
kept up a fire on everything that
moved.
Presently the breeze came up and
we could make sail, and thus setting
the bark where we could handle
her we ran down for the dhows.
They were light built, and it needed
only a fair blow to crush them. The
first one we struck on her starboard
quarter, and, although the bark glanc­
ed off, we crushed in her timbers, and
she filled and went down inside of five
minutes. There were about twenty
living men on the other, and as we
bore down for her at a good pace
they uttered shouts of terror and
made signs of surrender. Our captain
had no mercy for them. We put the
ship right at the dhow's broadside,
and wecut her square in two, and roll­
ed the bow one way and thestern the
other, while the living, wounded and
dead went into the sea together.
JOHN RANDOLPH.
Ooulp About Hlm-lMMiieei of HI* Ar
rogitrcs and Insults—Reminiscences of
Hit Duels.
Washington Letter to Cleveland Leader.
I have been much interested lately
in the study of John Randolph of
Roanoke, and nowhere do I find a bet­
ter description than in the private
memoirs of Ogle Tayloe, one of the
rich old citizens of Washington, who
published his recollections some time
ago, exclusively for the use of his
friends. These stories of Tayloe have
never gotten into general circulation.
He published only a very few of his
books, and they never get into the
stores. Reading them is like looking
over some old manuscript diary of
the past, and from their pages you
can get more real truth as to the pri­
vate life of our great statesman than
from history. The following letter I
quote freely from Tayloe's book about
Randolph, and in many instances ver­
batim:—
"John Randolph," says Mr. Tayloe,
"was unquestionably a man of genius,
of rare eloquence, and high literary at­
tainments. His penetrating and mel­
lifluous voice was wonderful (though
not equal to Clay's) its low notes
reaching every part of the largest hall.
He and Clay were rivals in eloquence
and debate. They represented op­
posing political parties and principles.
The one a patrician by birth, the oth­
er sprung from thepeople. Both were
born in Virginia. There were giants
in those days. Randolph started in
life as the tribune of the people, a fol­
lower of Jefferson but, when a leader
himself, he changed some of hiB opin­
ions, and became aristocratic, proud,
and overbearing. He prided himself
on the forte and style of an English
gentleman. He dressed well and ap­
propriately, importing his clothes from
England. When he rode his blood
horse—the way he usually moved—he
wore leather breeches and white tops.
He drove his phaeton, his servant fol­
lowing on horseback, or was driven in
his 'chariot and four,'the carriage and
harness from Longacre, London. But,
in some respects, Mr. Randolph was a
lusus naturae. The Hon. Richard
Rush, in a controversy, described him,
not inaptly:—
'A fiend, lean and lank,
That-
Solph,
lanted himself in front of Mr. Ran
on the main street in Rich­
mond, saying: "I don't get out of the
way for ad rascal.' 'But I do,'
was Mr. Randolph's prompt reply,
stepping aside. Sir. Pleasant laughed
and acknowledged himself beaten. He
and Mr. Randolph were afterwards on
friendly terms. When Lord Brougham
was bent on the ballot vote in En­
gland, a scheme of his own, he met
Mr. Randolph at a fashionable dinner
party in London, and inquired of him
the opinion in his country about the
ballot. The reply was: "Inmy state,
Virginia,there have been many foolish
measures but we never had there such
a jackass as to proposethe ballot. The
subject dropped. An English friend,
meeting Mr. Randolph in one of the
parks ofLondon asked him 'his opinion
of England.' Just then a splendid
equipage passed by, as a miserable
pauper asked for alms. Mr. Randolph,
with a significant gesture, replied: 'It
is a heaven for the rich, a purgatory
for the middle class, and a hell for
the poor.'"
"Mr. Randolph's arrogance and in­
sults made him many enemies. Duels
and challenges were the resnlt. In one
he wounded the distinguished General
Taylor, of Norfolk. They were then
young men. Mr. Randolph had the
advantage of being considered a great
shot. He was far from it, though he
made a great show of his guns and
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moved upon a spindle shank.'
"Mr. Randolph was tall and thin,
as straight as an Indian. He walked
like one, and prided himself on his
desoevt. frpm Pocahontas. He was
quick at repartee, and unsparing in
satire."
"For meanness and' pretension he
expressed the greatest scorn.' A few
examples will suffice. In one of his
walks along Pennsylvania avenue, in
Washington, he was overtaken by an
obese gentleman, puffing from his exer­
tion, with the remark: 'You walk
very fast, Mr. Randolph.' 'lean walk
a little faster,' was the reply, striding
away from him. A sycophant follow­
ed him to a coachmaker's repository
and volunteered his opinion on a
close carriage. 'Please examine the
interior, said Mr. Randolph, and then
fastened him in and walked off. A
person meaning to be verjr civil to Mr.
Randolph, on meeting him at Rich­
mond, said to him, 'I lately passed
your house.' 'I hope, sir, you'll
ways pass it by,' was Mr. Randolph's
reply. On his being a prosecutor
in the celebrated trial of Judge
Chase, it was remarked to him, by a
supple M. C., of his kinsman, the ac­
complished gentleman, David Meade
Randolph, whose testimony favored
udge Chase, that 'it was not to be
relied upon.' 'I would sooner believe
Mr. Randolph's word,' was the reply
'than yours, sir, upon your oath.' In
reply to a'sophomorical sort of mem­
ber of Congress, who had eulogized Mr.
Randolph's great talent, concluding
with the remark, 'but were he obliged
to take his heart with his head, he
would prefer to remain as he is,' Mr.
Randolph, with mock humility, depre­
cated the praise, ''although coming
from one of high moral qualities of the
honorable gentleman but if I were
obliged to have his head, even with
his noble heart, I too should prefer to
remain as I am.' In the war of 1812,
a pretentious politician, a militia
general, at a dinner party, boasting
of our American prowess, used the
word 'we.' He was silenced by
Mr. Randolph's reply: 'Did you say
we, General?' To another general,
in debate on the floor of Congress, he
havinnbeen unfortunate in an attempt
to invade Canada, and then making
an onslaught on the Secretary of War,
Mr. Calhoun, Mr. Randolph replied by
quoting from his proclamation, witn
significant
emphasis: 'The gentle­
man is at last carrying the war into
the enemy's country.' One of the
earliest speeches Mr. Calhoun made in
Congress, was to assail Mr. Randolph
for his 'audacity in comparing himself
to the great Lord Chatham.' Mr. Ran­
dolph modestly disclaimed the preten­
sion, but added: 'In one thing we are
alike,' pointing his finger to Mr Cal­
houn, 'every scoundrel assails me.'
An able, but a vain member of Con­
gress, attacked Mr. Randolph in de­
bate. He merely replied, to the other's
great indignation: 'Tray, Blanche,
and Sweetheart all bark at me.'
"The distinguished Mr. Pleasants
resolved to avenge an insult, and
h**** iP
dogs. When about to fight the dis­
tinguished M. C., Mr. Eppes, Gen­
eral Breckenbridge, of Virginia, was
requested to prepare Mr. Ran­
dolph by a little practice for the
conflict. He recommended to the dis­
tinguished Mr. Crawford, of Georgia,
who was to be the second of Mr. Ran­
dolph on the field, 'by all means to
arrange the matter, for Mr. Randolph
can rot hit a barn door!' An accom­
modation took place. On making up
with Mr. Clay, after his bullet had rent
Mr. Randolph's flannel dressing-gown,
that he wore on the occasion of their
duel, he said: 'Mr. Clay, you owe me
try
a gown.' Clay promptly replied: '1
am glad I am not deeper in your debt.'
There was a correspondence that has
never been revealed to but a few, be­
tween the Hon. Daniel Webster and
Mr. Randolph, in which there was an
invitation to the field, but the meet­
ing was prevented by the interposition
of friends, in which Colonel Benton
took an active part."
"Some curious
anecdotes are told oi
him of a different character from those
narrated. He waB a great whist play­
er, and would devote whole nights to
the game if he found congenial spirits.
Here is a case in point: Governor Ed­
ward Lloyd, then Senator from Mary­
land, during a session of Congress at
Washington, about the 1820, had a
whist party at his lodgings, the pres­
ent Willard's Hotel, then kept by
Strother. The party consisted of Mr.
Randolph, Mr. Clay, and General
Gibbs, of Rhode Island, besides the
host, Governor Lloyd. Mr. Randolph
and Mr. Clay were partners the whole
evening. They were winners. Yet
months afterwards Mr. Randolph
fancied he had won $20 from Mr. Clay
on that occasion, and reminded him
of it. Mr. Clay blandly replied,
'if I had remembered the debt I
should certainly have paid it.' 'You
surely owe it,' said Mr. Randolph.'
Without a word more, believing in his
thorough conviction, Mr. Clay forth­
with paid the money, though sure ho
had not lost it. 'In these matters,'
on Mr. Clay's telling me the anecdote,
he said, 'I feel I am beyond re­
proach.'
"Mr. Randolph treasured up wise
saws, and was nappy in their applica­
tion. He was well versed in Roche
foucault. His landlord, Dawson, be­
came needy. Mr. Randolph asked for
his bill and payed it. Dawson in
alarm, inquired if he had taken offensd
and meant to quit the house. Mr.
Randolph replied: 'I intend to leave
as we shall part iriends, and as I enter­
tain respect and regard for you, I fear
from my knowledge of mankind
that in your altered circumstances
something might arise to change my
opinion of you, so we had best part
and Mr. Randolph removed to other
quarters. He gave currency to a
Spanish proverb, 'Save me from my
friends, I can guard against my
enemies.' He felt deeply wounded by
tlitf imputation put upon his chivalry,
and said:
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shall never again take
refuge under the communion table.'
The evening preceding his duel with
Mr. Clay, his seconds, Messrs. Tatnall
and Hamilton, called upon him to
make the last arrangements. They
found him reading Milton and he
entered upon an essay on its beauties,
from which he could not be diverted
until the hour was so late that very
few words were said about the duel or
anything else. He was adroit in
extricating himself from difficulty.
He had one with the celebrated Mc
Duffee that threatened serious conse­
quences. The South Carolina orator
returned more than a Roland for Mr.
Randolph's Oliver. On the next day,
prematurely announcing the death of
the dying Pinkney, Mr. Randolph elo­
quently referred to his hallowed grave
around which no resentments could
be maintained, that he felt none, and
made such an appeal to Mr. McDuffee
that he responded in the same spirit,
producing an immediate reconcilia­
tion. Mr. Randolph was one of the
committee to count the votes of the
house that exactly elected Mr. Adams
to the presidency not one too many
or one too few. Mr. Randolph at once
exclaimed, so as to be heard over the
whole legislative hall, and that was
as
as a church: 'The cards are
stocked!' In this way was anticipated
the proclamation of the count. After
Clay and Webster had retired from
congress, a distinguished member
frorc. Vermont said to me: 'Randolph
is head and shoulders above any man
in the house.'"
One Name for Girls.
Since women write our books, and
teach our schools, and practice our
laws, and ride in gigs, and send our
messages by telegraph, and "hello"
from one end of the country to the
other through the telephone, and
write after their names "M. D.," and
"A. B.," and "A. M.," and nearly all
the letters of the alphabet, and even
"L L. D."—thanks to the Smith Col­
lege appreciation of Miss Amelia B.
Edwards—writes Charles Dudley War­
ner in the September Harpers' it is
necessary that woman should have a
name that will be inalienable and her
own through life.
In the first place, give the girl in
baptism only one name. She
will be perfectly content with it. Her
lover never requires, never uses but
one of her names, if she has
half a dozen. In the height of his ten­
derness he never says, "Amelia Jane,
come to my arms!" He simply ex­
tends his arms and cries "Jane!" In
the second place, when the girl mar­
ries let her always keep her surname.
Then, whenever we see a woman's
name, we shall know whether she is
married or single, and if she is married
we shall know what her family name
is. If she has earned a reputation as
a writer or a doctor or an LL. D. as
Mary Brown, she will carry that with
her as Mary Brown Johnson, and in
all cases there will be spared an infin­
ite amount of talk and inquiry as to
who she was before she was married.
This system is essential to the "cause"
of woman. It may be said that it
lacks perfection in two respects we
could not tell from the three names
whether the bearer of them might not
be a widow, and it makes no provis­
ion for a second marriage. These are
delicate questions. In regari to the
first, it is nobody's business to know
whether the woman is or is not a
widow, unless she chooses to make
that fact prominent, and then she has
ways enough to emphasize it. And.
in the second place (in case the wom­
an does marry her deceased hus­
band's brother by permission of Con­
gress), it does not at all matter what
becomes of the name of the first hus­
band. It is the woman's identity
that is to be preserved. And she can­
not be required to set up mile stones
all along her life.
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The Grant Monument failure*
The great Grant monument, too,
must go on the list of things that are
not to be. A monument of some kind
will probably be built, but certainly
not the kind of structure that was pro­
posed a year ago. All hope of getting
the amount of money required for
that—a round million—is given up.
The committee has not openly ac­
knowledged that it can't be raised,
but many members, speaking for them­
selves, do acknowledge it, and not on­
ly that, but say it was absurd at the
start to talkaboutraisingsucha sum.
It certainly was. Some persons talk
about a million as if it were a mere
bagatelle. As a matter of plain, cold
fact, it is a thousand times a thou­
sand, ten thousand hundreds. If the
committee had reflected on this they
might not have been so enthusiastic­
ally previous in calling for around
million. Had they asked for
a quarter of it, they would have
shown some sense. The amount al­
ready raised is about one-eighth. The
committee's attempt to get $500,000
from Congress, was a dismal failure,
as it deserved to be. It is now sub­
stantially settled that the idea of put­
ting up a million dollar monument
must be abandoned. New York won't
give the money and other parts of the
country should not be askedfor a dol­
lar of it. A good enough monument
could be built with the $125,000 al
already subscribed. New Yorkers
don't take much stock in monuments
anyway, and one that cost $100,000
or
would probably seem just as
good in their eyes as one costing $1,
000,000. Anyhow, they won't see
one of the latter kind, and it may be
just as well. The memory of Gen.
Grant can be honored all the same.
—New York Letter.
The Minneapolis Exposition*
If you have not aa yet visited the Min­
neapolis exposition you should do ao at
once. It is a grand show and well worth a
visit. Among the other exhibits is one in
the south-west corner of the third floor of
peculiar interest it is the display of work
done by the pupils of 8t. Joseph's academy,
St. Paul. In cases are shown some beauti­
ful specimens of table covers, wall banners,
designs of chair seats and barks all em­
broidered in the most skillful manner, and
choicest patterns by the young ladies
whose naities appear on the cards attached
to the different articles. There is a charm­
ing set of furniture, each article having
choice designs embroidered on the seats
and backs there are cushions, ailk bags,
articles for the toilet each more beautiful
than the other and on the wall behind the
exhibit are some fifty pictures in oil or
crayon, copies of celebrated paintings or
original work. A crowd is always around
this display, and the universal verdict is
thut no school in the Northwest could turn
out finer work. It is alike creditable to
the sisters and their pupils, and the rela­
tives of the young ladies experience special
pleasure and gratification when they hear
now warmly every one praises the school
where t.heir children aro receiving such a
thorough and complete education.
Jules Herbette, chief under secretary in
ths French foreign office, has been appoint­
ed French ambassador at Berlin.
One of the incidents of the Earthquake
fs the report of a decided depression of the
level of the land at a point on the Charles­
ton & Savannah railway, and it is assert­
ed besides that buildings in South Carolina,
which before the earthquake ware always
visible from the city of Augusta, can no
longer be seen from that place. This is
taken as absolute indication of a depres­
sion of the earth level in South Carolina.
The disposition to be made of Geronimo,
Natchez and the other leaders of the capt­
ured band of Apaches is causing discussion
at the war department. It is believed that
Generals Sheridan, Miles and other army
officers who have had large experience in
dealing with hostile Indians, favor the exe­
cution by hanging of Geronimo and Natch­
ez, and the removal from Arizona to Flori
da of the remaining liostiles. This policy
is favored by the army, not so much as a
punishment for the leaders named aa tor
the influence it would have upon those In­
dians who are disposed to take the war­
path every year. These Indians entertain
the belief that the government ia afraid ot
them, and to place the captives upon a res­
ervation especially and supply their wants
would atrenethen this belief. The hanging,
therefore, of Geronimo and Natchez would
destroy this feeling among their followers
and other Indians disposed to make annu­
al outbreaks, and result in preventing
further depredations.
Mr. G. E. Reardon, Baltimore, Md.,
Commissioner of Deeds for all the States,
suffered for a long time with rheumatism,
which yielded promptly to St. Jacobs Oil.
Carrol D. Wright is elected president of
the Social Science association.
Diphtheria is frequently the result ot a
neglected sore throat, which can be cured
by a single bottle of Red Star Cough Cure.
Price, twenty-five cents a bottle.
The secretary of the interior sustained
the decision of the commissioner of the
gen­
eral land office in the contested case of
D^n W. Overacker vs. Patrick McGovern,
canceling the letters of entry to the north­
east quarter ot section 9, township 109,
range 71 west, Mitchel land district. On
April 14, 1S85, Acting Commissioner Har­
rison held the entry tor cancellation, be­
cause McGovern bad not carried out the
terms ot the entry in good taith, and the
secretary holds that the testimony sus­
tains this view of the caae. The commis­
sioner is also sustained in ex parte Henry
J. King, who was not allowed to file on
lands in sections 10 and 14, township
104,
range 71 west. This land is part of the
Crow Creek reservation, and King claimed
that being officially notified of the execu­
tive order of Feb. 27, 1885, throwing open
the reservation, the local land officers were
in duty bound to receive his filing. This
they refused to do, and Mr. Sparks held
they were right. Acting Secretary Muldrow
now auataina Mr. Sparks.
Gray hair, however caused, is restored to
its original color by Hall's Hair Renewer.
Persons suffering
from Ague of longstand­
ing will find a specific in Ayer's Ague Cure.
Monroe & Co., general merchants of Wau
kee, Iowa, assigned. Liabilities, $2,000
assets $4,000.
Wsh2RS?
VlU/'VORS,
Skin Blemishes
a^o i—f
BIRTHMARKS
-are-cured by
Cuticura
frOR CLEANSTUG THS SKIN and scalp
ot InfSnMle
and Birth Hnmors, for allaying Itching. Burning
sad Inflammation, for coring the ftrvt symptom* of
Eczema. Fnoriasia, Milk Crnst, Scall Head. Scrofula,
and other inherited akin and blood diseases.
CUTICTJKA, the great Skin Cure, and CUIIUUSA
So
AT.
an inqnitite Skin Beantifier, externally, and
Cnnouu RE.«OI.VKST, the new Blood Partner, in­
ternally, are infallible.
CUTTCCKA RXMKDISS are absolutely pnre and ft*
only infallible Blood Purifiers and Skin OnauliAaii flee
(torn poisonous ingredients.
8o1d e»ei*1iete. Price, CtTttUSA, SSr.: Soar,
Sc. RSOSX.VKXT. $1. Prepared by the PoniBDapa
ASD
CMMUCJU.CfL Borros, lues.
Ueul far -How to Core Sldn Plgeaees.''
Bscs Acm. Uteri# Pains Soranea and
FLK ness speedily onrad to CracvBA AXSI-Weak
m. wan—tel. Me.
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Food far Inflection.
Henry Watterson's last letter from
Europe sketches the life of Abbe Liszt,
and draws from its immoralities these
truths: In Europe, and particularly
in France, the fight between nature
and art has been hard. It is
over,'and
art has won. it. Everywhere her tri­
umphs are visible. And they are very
beautiful. Even that which is most
venerable derives some added charm
from the tracings of modern grace,
which, like the trail ot a serpent, is
over it all, and, as if typical ofhuman
life, may be seen upon crumbling bat­
tlements, the rich foliage of feudal
times locked in close embrace with the
rank luxuriance of our own, the one
seeming to feed And fatten on the oth­
er. The great old abbe that is gone
knows how it is
MW,
and it he could
come back to b« forgiven, might put
some finishing touches on those Rhap­
sodies Hongrois* «f his, which neither
he nor the gypsies who first chanted
them, recked oi ia this world. Mean­
while, we should be content in Ameri­
ca with less art, and more resolved
than ever to stick to the decalogue.
After all, old ways are best. Music is
a mighty and a noble mistress, but
even the love of music may be carried
to a point of ecstacy which makes the
homher virtues and duties ol life unen­
durable.
Blind Benedicts.
"Let him marry, then," was the
crusty reply of an old bachelor on be­
ing told tnat a friend had gone blind.
"Let him marry, and if that doesn't
open his eyes, then his case is indeed
hopeless." To this sneer a contempo­
rary replies.
This has been confuted by the expe­
rience of scores of blind scholars, whose
wives have been eyes to them. Huber,
the great authority on bees, was blind
from his seventeenth year, and con­
ducted the observations which gave
him the facts for his studies through
the eyes of his wife. He declared that
he should be miserable were he to re­
gain his eyesight, adding: "I should
not know to what extent a person in
my situation could be beloved be­
sides, my wife is always young, fresh
and pretty, which is no light matter."
Blim
sor
pretty, which is no light matter,
id Henry Fawcett became profes
of political economy at Cambridge,
an effective debater in parliament and
a most successful postmaster general
by using the eyes of his cultured wife.
The crusty old bachelor's sneer talis
flat when it encounters such wives as
these—and they are but two out of
many who have made their husbands
men of good repute.
Down With High frleea.
This is the motto ot the Chicago Scale
Co. They have not only reduced the prices
of all kinds of scales over 50 per cent., but
they now sell nearly a thouaand other
articlea in the same proportion. Among
them Portablo Forges, Blacksmith's Tools,
Safes, Buggies. Sewing Machines, &c. Send
to Chicago for their Price Lists, or see
them at the Minneapolis Exposition.
N. D. Munroe, of Fayetteville, N.C., better
known as Wild Neill, committed suicide.
John Lesb, travelling salesman St. Paul,
says: "Having been a sufferer from Rheu­
matism for a number of years. I procured
McCaine's St. Paul Chemical Oil, and used
the fiame. I am surprised at the cure ef­
fected. I think Chemical Oil a sure cure
for Rheumatic complaints." By Drug
gists.
Benjamin Thaxter, the oldest raerchant
of Boston, died at Abingdon, aged 99.-
I am selling considerable of your valu­
able medicine, Athlophoros. My sales are
increasing every day. It is curing one case
of severe rheumatism of yeara atanding in
which all doctors had failed. J. M. Evans,
druggiat, Evansville, Wis.
The returns from Askansas indicate a
legislature largely Democratic.
Mrs. Nellie Adams, S19 St. Paul st., St.
Paul,Minn., says Brown's Iron Bitters cured
her ot dyspepsia of long standing, and she
has had no return of the symptoms of the
disease. It cures indigestion, weakness, and
malaria also.
There are fifteen men In Portland, Or.,
worth a million or more who went to
Oregon without a dollar.
Allen's Iron Tonic Bittera cure Sick
Headache. All genuine bear the signature
of J. P. Allen, Druggist, St. Paul, Minn.
Piso's Remedy for Catarrh is agreeable
to use. It is not a liquid or a snufl. 50cts.
TOD get more comfort for Sets, in Lyon's
Heel Stiffeners than in any other article.
PCHE Con LITER
OILASWELL,
made from selected livers,
on the sea-sliore, by HAZARD & Co.,
New York. It is absolutely pure and sweet.
Patients who have once taken it prefer it to all
others. Physicians hare decided it superior to
any of the oils in market.
CBAPPEDother
HANDS, FACE and rough
Skin cured by using JUNIPEKIMT-I.ES,
CASWELL. HAZARD
TAR Soap, mads by
&
CO.. New York.
All We Ask
Ot any one raftering from gcrolnla, •altrhenm. dyspep­
sia. headache, kidney and liver complaint* that tired
feeling, or an diteaie caused or promoted by Impure
blood cr low state of the ijctem is that you give Boed'a
Banaparilia a (air trial. We are confident that the
medicinal value ot thii peculiar preparation will
toon make itaelt felt through the syctem In r«taring
health, strength and energy. Do net take other arti­
cle* claimed to be "fast as food," bat be sore to get
Hood's Sarwparilla.
"My wife had dyapepria. She eoold not keep her
ed down, and bad that oppreeaed feeling after eating.
£he had no appetite, and ra tired all the time. She
tried numerous medicines without being relieved, bat
the first bottle of Hood1* SarsaparQls did her a great
deal of pood. She has now taken two bsttlea, and can
eat anything she wants without having that distress,
and has no trouble in retaining her food." JOBS BAT-
TXXFIELD,
Harlo«. Ohio.
PAOI
Pfmm
-l-—^sis^isaaMMMM
Hood*s Sarsaparilla
Sold by all druggists, 1 six for (S. Prepared only
by C. I. HOOD ft CO, Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
WANTED A WOMAN
ol w«gy (or bnsinsss fa hsr loeaHty. Balaiy
JM.
Istasawi. S. J. Johnson. Manager.
11 Barclay BUTT.
AnillU MeifhlasMaMlOareeisl*
OPIUM
SHIP YOUR
TIRED Oil
ft Eariehea the
•iKssttfa
man
THC-
JEST TONIC
Hyate
It does not blacken
**M»°f^lHAirsooc.Wlllinsr. Mjaa,.
gmartllj depressed, h.»d ao apmtite, &LMaaya
wemrted out, alsaoet li/alses.
^SouSuei Rm Blue Earth. Mkajap: "I
esn reesawsod liona'i
5^c££JL*STto us.-*.
JRak_ J«ps:_"?
have need Brown's baa Bj
sad Weakness, sad it
tors had failed to do so.
QenuiaahaasbereTkad. Kaikaad
oa wrapper. Tsk* stter.
•BOWK CHEMICAL O*, iALTIMM,
1
CATABHH CMSMM.
Wehaven«T«r
bandied a
tarrb reoMplj
that has
craaaedso rapid
lyinsaleeasEljrV
Cream Balm or
that has sirea
such uniyenM
satisfaction.—01
N. Crittentoa*
_115 Fulton BW
EVER New York CHy.
A partiole is applied Into each aoetnl and is a0MaM»,
tome. Price 50 cte. bymall or st druggists BawNT
circular. ELS' B&OTHEBS, Druggists, Oweg* X.X
OPIUM
aad Morphia* ISM|AMI teM
Mdaye. R*f«-to 1UOOp-"—
la all part*. Br. lint,
SAMPLES.
New Scrappicturea, Trmnote albot l(»
Lore and Auta. verses, 130 Fury as. Rlddlea, Aa»aa
lOe. Mrs. L. Perkins, Paulsboro, N. j.
nDiiiu^ssg
UrlUMsf-i§
trial at
solicited aad Arm frfcu of earasaas
bua eat Investigators.
BISSBT
COMTAMT.LABYETTOU.HnanTan
PENSIONS Etfssz*
ra—
iTxC
Claim. C. M- WSaa Cm.. WisMnas,
a. i. a A. p. LACZY.
iriT
1 CENT
Invested ins Postal
and addressed te I
ard K. Fox, Poet
Box 40. New York City, will get you a sample copy at
the Great Sporting Paper of the World, the Poijwp
GAZXTTK, if yea mention yea saw the advC as (Mi
^shoTGUN
•AS RA MOAL.
IN TBS WSELS
aattlar
as. Band 6 cists la Mapifcr
•fOaiis, Si
Mas F. LOVKLL'S
Uir hisl a. ssJa
Mae's Remedy for Catarrt Is tts
Bsst, to Use, aad
AT A
Aleo good flw Oald In UeMead,
Headache, May rarer, Ac. ao
JOSEPH GILLOmi
STEEL PENS
I COl^D MEDAL PARIS CXPOSITION-IST*
THE MOST PERFECT
or
PENS
a Una aad thsa have theai retara
cal car*. I hava made the dlsess.
•r PALUNOaiOZMBaSaUfe-loagstudy.-/*.*
remedy te eare the worst eases •usees cv
ailed 6 ae reason tor net
BOW
sad?
ilettUg Ol for tMrktt
Clover la OK*
VICTOR
DOUKIE
HULLEfl.
to- aiiiM *M.etre*
HEWARK
WOODWARD A COMPANY,
42 CORN EXCHANGE, MIXXEAJPOLIS.
AND HAVE SOIJ IN THE MINNEAPOLIS MABKEtI
«r uwaut ADVANCES MAPI.
LOW FARE, CHEAP BOARD AS® TBI
BIGGEST SHCW 0£T EARTH.
Do net f»a to attend the
Minneapolis Exposition,
Kora to saa. UOTe to learn, more to think about tfcma can he ftmnd a yearn bevel si
finest Art Gallery in the West, 2,000 plantings and atatoes Cor 10c.
SLICKER
Pfleailijasaaii sssisasfWWasis
Is abaolatair mn- and rs rseer. asd Win hasp
.• i• FTrnr aaASsnmasalalaaai
raeelvlag aswa^Q
3Utn BAOLBT, ssMlea siiass C. it HIlL.
Wlakte, Ohls, bad astslsft
ever aysar. SisnMiifttaaaaa*peak
I— SssJs of iTStSMflllll sated Ma. UlslsHIS
be quickly cur* by aa*
fbr
Tkie*S****
saaalvaysb*
Sir
Arsgilst for Athlepfeana. It yea
eat try somctMat tis*. tatsNtr ateaesftaa
Sta4 it depress raid ea mSiletrlss, gl.OOfsrl
ATEL0P20R0S C«.,lll Wall StTVew
ef AtfclspSsiss. AJk
eaaaet (etitefMa
a aa. WawSI
JONES
Iris Levers, 8te*l Burlm aM*
l«a u4 leu Bm fer
Iwi Nt wll»
utiw Ul« pMir aWM
BINGHAM YON, fCfJ
TIE
S'„?ea?IS48B
rem
Farmers!
Furnishing Gooda, Mats. Cans, Pur CaaSa, Far Ltasi
Coats. ReSea, BtokstaMadriaawe. Al|tss,lsla
boots, lux,
be.,
to Immense. With Prices the UiM
•varythlagweaeU Isgnaranteed in
SILIJI
safest,
who cannot visit ns ssad tor rules tar
THE MYSTERY EXPLAINED.
DR. LTBB1Q*8 «UXDB TO
•aefth and eiplaaaleii diagase
ttdaa sent (scaled) free, gMs
caaaw
get eared
weakasss^lgm af •aahnnd,_
oaaataial
from the syatn, and all out
reenltingtraai youthful feUy.a
aad ex ceases or maturity, arl
treated esm of a sai fsl asi
Can or address 1X1 BIO DlSPENSARTaa dlsi
of men. MO Geary st Ban Praadsea, CaL
N. W. N. U.
E8TA BTJSHED 1879.
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