Newspaper Page Text
V(KL VIII. BENTON, MONTANA SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1883.
_ --r 'ir A 4rLQ , [T. VF .. . PTTPIT,_ I a ovnint. the rnone. Pantinm. and evidently 1 A VERY SAD FRIDAY. . iudment in favor of tha naintr n A YT r
An 'Orrible Tale.
Miss Em'ly she was handsome
Mliss Emn'ly she was fair,
the waore a number eleven shoe,
She banged her auburn hair.
And the ease and grace with which the charming
girl would manipulate a chunk of spruce gum was
Away beyond compare.
Young ( harley was slim and straight
Young Charley he was tall.
lie hadi a mellow, silvery voice,
Biut never hired a hall
Ash e w is sorsmetimes requested to do when persons
gi. wevari of his mellifluous tones. It was a
colld Ity--we might .. well mention here-when
tli- ta'c tl y outh got left, when
DI)ncig at a ball.
Mi:s Emily loved young Charley,
Y .un, Charley hejoved she;
S:, i l:affection of these young people
vis most amazing for to see.
, hP . if it wasn't giving 'imk away, we should tell
:, E:mily's kissing this fond lover one evening
in tl:'e iiit!:, before the lamps were lighted and
'hi It Ie :he
a\'A ssitting on lis knee.
i:t a very foolish incident
Dc.stroved their lve and bliss,
A ni tore their lovi ng hearts apart
An id ite w.ay it uC,;lrred was this:
We s,.e we shall have to tell it aniy'how, bec ise the
rw, resuhiicd directly from
'It aibOve referredI to kiss.
Up ,' 3iii s Emi:.a 's rosebald lips
Shie', I ut sosme gyeereen,
'To keep them soft and mnoii-t and red,
And lovely to be sven.
In a word, to keep off the chlaps, but as for this
particular chap., C)harley, she did not care about
keel ing uoni l, hlie
WVan't so awful mean.
lTh'i s ighit an oustache of ('hlrley,
With nitre w as spread o'er
l' 2 thl-rse wi. iha ii rm determination
T', iqiti it gtV5 some mnore.
Becan,' w.. )only a small, this-kind-twc-for-a
quarter mloustache. as
W\e shlould have sati before.
Sot,'V :wen lie stole the kiss
Thoiuhl surely 'twas no sin,
The meeting of those burning lips
And oht Lord such a time! It blew off-the end of
her nose, and extracted her teeth, and bunged her
eyes, lnd a, for C'harley itreduced him t(, a con
Most awful to be seen.
A.:d ths is is how the thing occurred
Which their true love did end,
Young Chlirley to Miss Em'ly now
is "nothin libut a friend."
And not such anl infernally dear friend either.
And here concludes this mnournful tale which we
So tearfully have penned,
Late Army News.
A board oIf ofiiers, consisting of Lieut.
Col. M. M. Blount, Twenty-fifth infan
.Tr. Capt. Frank G. uSmith, Fourth artil
,.v.. : ('.t1. S. E. Blunt, ordin2:ace depart
tin.it : First Lieut. John A. Lundeen,
Four th artillery; has been ordered to as- j
elnible at Fort Snelling, Minn., on the
15th of March, 18S3, for the purpose of ex- 1li
aninuing such meritorious non-comnis
sioned officers as may be duly recommend
cid for promotion in the army, and order
ed by the department commander to ap
pear before it.
Capt. D. D). Wheeler, assistant quarter
master, U. S. A., has returned from St.
Louis, Mo., where he has been perform
ing duty as a member of the board of of- _
licers al)pointed to purchase horses for the
use of the cavalry in the department of
)lakota. lie reports that seventy-five of
the 200 required have been secured, and
that to secure the balance it will be neces
sary for the board to visit Kentucky and
In consequence of the promotion ofCapt"
V. W. Benteen, Seventh eavalry, to a ma
jority, and his relief from duty with the
general recruiting service, Lieut, W. S.
Edgerly, Seventh cavalry, has secured the g
detail and the recruiting rendezvous at
Cincinnati, Ohio, has been placed under
his charge until autumn, when he is likely
to be transferred to Boston.
A general court-martial has been order
ed to convene at Fort A. Lincoln. r
There is considerable speculation in o
army circles in regard to the selection of o:
an oftticer to fill the vacancy in the quarter- 13
master'. department caused by the death b
pf Maj. E. D. Baker, and the consequent at
promotion of Capt. Scully to be major at
and quartermaster. Lieut. F. B. Jones, tl
Third infantry, who has for many years S
been regimental quartermaster, is strong- b
ly urged and many think he willsecure the
Au Revoir, Rosebiud.
A telegram has been received from
Lieut. Col. Guido l1ges, Eighteenth Infan
try, commanding, at Fort Assinnaboine, tl
under date of the 8th inst., which states
that couriers have come in from Lieut.
HIardin, who has been scouting in the Milk
river country, bringing the intelligence
that on Feb. 3 he struck and captured a
camp of forty-four lodges of Canadian In
dians belonging to Rosebud's band, on
Woody Island creek, near Fall's timber. s
The Indians were ordered to pack up,
their tepees were taken down and the
whole camp was started across the boun
d4rv line. The troops dic} pot accompany
them to the border on accountof the deep
snow. There are no buffalo at present in
the Milk river country, the heavy euow,,
fall which still covers the ground to a o-n
siderable depth having driven them else.
where. The white hunters have left the
country. The cold has been extreme, the
thermometer registering more than 40 deg.
below zero: many of the men are frozen,
but none of them seriously. Lieut. Har
din's detachment was expected to arrive at
the fort on the night of the 9th.-=Pioneer
The lumber firm of Forbes, Barstow &
Co. of Cleveland, after lositg $8(;000
worth of stock in the late flooda, he sti 1
an assignmenttoEdwardP. 8l na, t 1
bond being tlxe4 at $$I. 1
JERl MACE'S CLEVER PUPIL.
la(de, the Maori, Makes Warmn
Work for the Doughty Vete
& Big Mali but a Nimble one, Who
Breathes Comfortably between
Heavy Rounds, and who Uses
his Left Hand and his
Right wvith Eqal Fa.
"Mr. Herbert A. Slade of Australia,
who appei:rs for the 'first time before a
New York audience," shouted Mr. Whit
taker, and the Maori stood up and bowed,
while the great concourse of spectators
cheered lustily. Then, with the voice of
seven heralds making proclamation in the
lists Mr. Whittaker continued: "Permit.
me to impress one thing upon your minds
Particularly. Messrs. Slade and Mace are
here to-night for the purpose of having a
friendly set-to-not any slugging, or an y
thing of that king. Therefore we beg of
you not 1o be disappointed if vou do not
see any sluggig... And now, gentlemen,
(turninlg to the glove( ;intagoniists), do I
all yon to timie.
Both men sparred warily.in the opening
of the round, and it was but a few seconts
befo're Slade astonished all by the remark
celerity and grace with which he moved
his great body. IIis backward springs
were executed with the agility of a lynx.
Mace contented hiniself with his sparring
with hi;- hands IIand:l his ptculiarly artfu!
dodging, with less change of positionl than
was his foirmer \\ont, but in his sparring.
the lighttniig-like delivery of his left, arti
his st(opp)l)ing or eyading blows his (old-time
skill seemed not to lav.e sut.'eod, Slade
was the first to lead off with the lft hand
at Mace's nose, was cleverly stopped, and
got away handsomely from a counter.
Then Mace led in returni, andl was stopped.
Slade got ill on Mace's nose, and received
a blow upon his own in return. Mace
made a very pretty stop, led almost in
;tautly with his left, landing on Slade's
chin, and rccetvedi 4 gy,!lter full on the
nose. Slade got in another goo4 blow on
Mace's nose, and a rapid exchange followed
in which each man received two square
left-handers fairly on nose andl month.
After a littiefeinting, Siade again led off
and landed his left on Mace's nose, which
closed the round. Throughout this first
round all the fighting was done with the
left hand by botiih ;el. and the blows
were clean, straight, ad well deJlivere~l
from the shoulder. The general inptees
,ion seemed to be that Siade had the best
>f it. Certainly his youth, agility, and
ength of reach were powerftul advatiiaa es
hat madek his really brilliant sparring ap
,ear even lor'e efCt.,tive than it was, espe
ai:dly to those who eonsiderelj against
cvhom he was im:tched.
In the interval between this and the sue
,eeding round Mr. Wittaker, in the name
)f M. 'I'Thnnas Earliey, of Boston, the
entltlema:tn who first brought Sullivan into
.otoriety; presented to James Mace a
iandsome gold-headed ebony cane, in re
ýeiving which Mace said, hesitatingly and
,ashfully.. "I thank you very kindly, Mr.
Earley, for this present. I'm not much of
Sspokesman--" and sat down. The as
tembly cheered him.
Mace opened the secol round by plant- I
ina two body blows on Slade, and Slade I
returned Ihe4vily, onee on Mace's nose and
forehe:a. Up to this point all the work
had been dothe with thit left lpant} on both To
sides. Now Slade made a little change in
his tactics, as if to show that he was as as
good on one side as the other, leading out he
with his right and catching Mace on the er
nose, but 'neeiviilg a solid counter from lo.
lace'a il.:'t on his ear. A very heavly
blow ailn. d by Si lde at IMace's nose w as th
lodged just enongi for it to shoot by and
redden his ear, Mace's counter was stop- y
ped handsoniely by Slade, who landed well
on Mace's forehead. Mace went to work th
on Slade'sbody, and got in once effective- M
ly, but not without getting a counter th
blow on his own breast. Seyeral rapid fu
and heavy exchanges of blow" on b6dy Cj
and forehcad cnsued, and then, after a lit
t1e sparring for wind, Mace landed on bl
Slade's ear with his right, one of the best
blows he got id during the round. That
effort seemed to be about all the doughty
old champion could stand for the time be cil
ing, and he wheeled to his corner, drop
ped upon !a phmir, and panted Slade
stro led over to hie corner, seated himself,
and abstractedly kept his feet going in a
little dance, during the ,ather long wait c
that ensued, as if keeping time to some oil
air that was running through his mind,
He didn't pant or seem to have any con- t1
sciousness of fatigue.
In the third round Slade landed a good
sound rap on the top of Mace's head, and
several quick attacks were made on both at
sides. They were as neatly stopped by T
one man as by the other, and the counters
in like mariner were stopped, all as rapidly a
as rays of sunshine glint through the
sppkesof a swifmly-regolving wheel. Then c
Mace planted e Sound blow qun lade's
m~outh with his le~f. Sturdy blows on the
cheeks were placed by each iUan, aqd then
Slade won special applause by the beauty
of a stop he made. Mace struek with hl it
right Slade's body, and Slade poqnt.reed
on the back of Mace's head as he tpied to
dodge. Then two blows were given and
received simultatlaooly, Mae receiving
his on the mouth andF lade's left ear suf- s u
fering. .lade pow seemed 9to be;iaing ri
up to bli work and tIutiung better and
quicker thaniubefore. la q~ck ueak 4os P
he made good A:pon M ~ s a ie and mouth
and then, after a little rally, in which he
took one aoupte of the neck, landed four .
in s ieco on on face' ,nome, fI*
igpthe rotund with a sh hit faull
4m~kifi , 4
gainst the ropes. Panting, and evidently
eary as he was, Mace manifestly was in
o condition to stand the rush of such a I
uientific giant, but it was apparent that
e took as much pride and pleasure in this
isplly of the skill and prowess of his pu- a
ii and protege as if he himself had won the
pplause that now shook the building.
'ie spectators hurrahed, clapped hands,
eat upon the floor with their canes,
aitped, and cheered themse lves hoarse.
'here had been great applause at the con
lusion of each of the other rounds, but
othing like this. It continued while both
lace and Slade threw overcoats about
iem and lelt the platform, lasted until t
hey had disappeared, and seemed even to
ain in vigor as, in response to the over- C
vhelming demonstration, they reascended
he platform, threw off their wraps, and
laced themselves in position for a fourth
nd tilal round. e
Siade opened the final round with a I
low in oil Mace, lauding it on the nose,
nd very prettily stopping Mace's counter. a
late put one light tap on Slade's cheek,
fd Slade in return landed one upon the
use. Then Mace returned to his favorite
id ganie of body-fighting, and planted
wo good blows, getting in return a suc
es-ion of three sturdy raps on mouth, u
lose, and chinti. After a li:tle sparring,
lade driving him and- forcing the i ork, t
lace haI o t take another very heavy blow a
i the nose thlai s:aggcered hilur backw':rd. i
lad he been further away ti'om the ropes
e would doubtless have fallen. It was e
videnttly much more severe blow than a
ig iai'de had intended to deal hli-i-just
ie .i those ces-.tsion-compellers that the
'Imori is ct'p:tible of deilvelring when he a
::ppens to let himself out. Hie himself a
ecilne(i slightly staggered, and dropped `t
is hands as lie .aw the effect. The next a;
, tant M[ace ljad grasped h$a land in a
riendly clasp, a \varnl shake was ex- t
hanged between them, and amid a roar of o.
pplausd they left the pllaform:,
The entertainment ooucluded with a
vely and amusing set-to of four rounds to
etween Jerry Murphy and Jimmy Kelly. I
'hen, as the spectators slowly made their
Iay to the street, Pop Whittaker came
own among Lie reporters to show the
elts! fpn)1ling and caressing them, particu- 0
irly the gold one, rtnd parodied
Twelve times he's fought for that big belt,
Twilve times sustained his prestige high, ii
And ah I to see that trophy bri gast,
Brings fire to every slugger's eyel
"Sing that to the tune of 'Our Flag is t<
'here,' boys." said he. I
Mace and Slade were presented to the sl
peetapor· In Uarry l ill's Variety Theatre h
1 the afternoon, and bowed their acknowl- el
1gements of the applause that greeted ol
lem. Gus Lambert and Pete McCoy had ti
iree rattling rounds with the gloves.
et-tos between Fatty Rush anil Charles
'isher, Jim Murray and John! McCann,
teve Taylor ai1d Johnny Reilyt Daisy ir
laly and Tom GQerrity, and "4inmmy Kelly
lid Jerry Murphy followed. The two
lidgets Thomas McShane and U. S. Grant
Vilson (colored) wound up with a set-to in
hich McShane had the better of it. Z
View From the Washingto In Moun.
A reporter of Che Washilgton @far gives
the following description of a View from
the top of the unfinished monument:
-'The city looks a trifle different when
viewed almost from the realms of the
cloud-, and a realization of what it must be
to go balloon-voyaging dawns on you.
The public bqildings toward the north, the
Treasury, Mtate, Wa.r and Navy Depart
ments and the White House look like doll
houses. Sqtuares are as blocks on a check
er-board, andIl streets but hairlines. Trees
lose their individuality, and the woods are
exaggerated clumps. The river toward
the south is only a pond, but still you can
trace itP silvery line for miles. . Mount
Vernon can be seen on clear days with a
field glass, and many well-known places in
the neighboring hills of Virginia and
Maryland can be easily picked out. It is
thought when thle monument reaches its
full heigl~t that yesspl can be seen on
Chesapeake Bay. The boats on the river
excite more attention by their puffing and
blowing than they do by their size. Every
where you turn the view is pleasing. The
tiny leave of green crowning the heights
and the river washing its shores fraiie the
city like a picture. visitors gre always
itapresseti with the safety=net around the
niontln.ent, but none have exhibited any
prankls that would expose them to being
caught in its meshes. The workmen
get so used to their eelvated position as to
sit on the edge with their feet hanging over
while they eat their lunch. They know
thb security afforded by the net, and can
be a little risky. The average visitor
keeps within a respectful distance of both
outer and inner edges of the wall, and feels
all the time as if he were treading on air.
The wind blows, too, with a business ve
locity, and a very windy day takes up ogqe
siderable atten!ion. '.ne win has blowl
one wqrkja4n 4q17 his fept, lqt he was
caught in the safetynuet. The only cases
of bravad" pxhit!ted' yet were by a young
woman, who got out nto the lsaetyeety
just to see how it Would fol, an4 a Cat,
who risjgd Goe o$ his nine lives in jump
ing from the $op, bqt with no serious re,
sults. The descent peanme ade either by
theelevatoor or by th stakr s. Most pre
hr the known terror of the former to the
nndtcvered btorrors of the la$ter.The
iron frame work of the Wrcase ita all
right, but ily .temporary tep r~ar in
plite. Th* are oisers aalla day
,arrow pbsts for: aep..'
r -.t+ ansked what became of all, the
o utsells, feat tha' l
A VERY SAD FRIDAY.
A Frightful Boiler Explosion in
Sixren Killed and Aother Mortally
Woueided-A Pnget Sound Steamer
Burned, With Fatal Results..
Freight Wreck at W acouta..
The Ohio Floods--Other
PANA, lii,, Feb. 9.-Peter New, a for
mner resident Vf Pana, was killed, together
with live other men, at 7 o'clock this morn
ing by a boiler explosion in the file fac
tory at Taylorvile, Illinoise, and Henry
New, a nephew of Peter, is in a dying
A PUGET SOUND STEAMBOAT IIHORROIR.
SEATTLE, Wash. T., Feb. ).--The steam
i' (Gem left this city yesterday morning
loaded with hay and other freights for
Port Gamble, Seabreak and Union City,
and four passengers. She called at Port
M-,ltison and in the afternoon started for
Port Gamble. When fiveorslx miles out
-moke was observed coming from the hay.
They headed the boat for shore, lashed the
wheel, got the lifeboat into the water, but
in three minutes it went adrift, All but
the extreme forward part of the boat was
then a mass of flames. The cook, who was
a Chlinaman, and two deck hands shoved
the remaining boat into the water, jumped
for it, fell il)to th(, water alnd wer'e drown
ed. F. C. Vickery, a passenger, teacher
at the Shohomesh Indian Reservation,
cried to his wife to follow hint and he
would save her, plunged into the sound
and was drowned. His wife followed him
and sank In a moment. The deck hands
lust were George Gowan and E. Rayback,
and they with Vickery and his wifp and
the :hlnese cook completed the list of t
those drowned. Capt. Williamson anch
ored and kept the craft head to wind. IIe
and his crew kept the bow free fromn fire
:lad thplrselves saved until they were
taken off by boats from the shore, two
niles distant. The Gem was a stern
wheeler of 58 tons, belonged to John Mc
Creery & Co. of Union City, and was
valued at $6,000. No insurance on vessel
FATAL FREIGHT SMASH AT WACOURA.
RED WisN, Feb. D.-At ;15 this morn
ing freight train No. 20, while standing at
Wacouta, was run into by another fre;ght
train, utterly demolishing and setting fird
to the caboose. A passenger named C.
Howe, a printer from Winona, who was
sleeping in the caboose, was crushed in a
horrlb!e manner, T.'itn" . .u was under ,
charge of Conductor lHopkins, The body
of Howe will remain in the vault here un.
til sent for by relatives or friends.
THE SAW MILL ROUTE.
DETROIT, Feb. 9.--B. J. Grier's saw mill 1
at Charlote, Mich., blow up this morning,
instantly killing the proprietor and Wil
ian' Gordon, the engineer.
BLAUGHI.R IN A FOREIGN TUNNEL.
LoNDoN, Feb. 9.-In the shaft of the
Zarin tunnel works, to-day, four men
were killed outright, and several so seri
ously mangled that they are expected to
The laws of Arkansas may not differ
materially from the Legislative enactments
of other States, but legal construction and
the extent of wayward range granted to
Judges in this State, viewed from the
rigorous standpoint of an old common law
Judge, would seem to possess such points
of grave difference, if not directly conflict
ing features when compared with deci
sions rendered in the East.
An Aarkansaw gentleman, being with
out money, attempted to travel on a rail
road train without price. When the con
ductor called for his ticket, the gentleman
"I have no ticket, in fact I belong to that
class of American gentleman who don't
haye to have tickets."
Then the conductor insisted upon re
ceiving money. "I have no money," the
man declared. "I belong to that class of
citizens that don't handle very much reve
"Iq'll have to put you off," said the con
ductor, and he pulled the bell rope.
"'] greatly desire to travelbon this train"
pleaded the American gentleman. "I have
been frank enough to make the humiliat
ing confession that I have n'o money.
Many a man would not have made so gen
erous az acknowledgement, and I think
that a courteous interchange of frankness
and commendable openness of declaration
demand that you should let me ride on this
This piece of logic, though delivered
with warmth, and with some evidence of
elocutionary training, failed in its intend
ed effect, and the gentleman was ejected
from the car. Shortly afterwards he
trought suit for damages, and after a long
and interesting hearing of the cause, the
Judge delivered the following charge to
"The plailff boarded the train for the
purpose of traveling a short distance. He
Shd no money, a tact which he frankly
confeased, There was plenty of room in
the eaj, so the plaintiff was in no one's
way. The train isin the habit of traveling
the road, in fact,ithas to go along there.
eThe train wouald have arrived at its desti
i natonjustm as on A if the plantif had
been on boar. The machinery *ood not'
have bee worn any more by haulung the
Splaintiff. he PreBia;t .of the road would
no have beeni the least oinjured, And
e tr had&toi go an gay; that ther; was
ii trata.would p have been Ejtle ,'th
judgment in favor of the plaintiff, and.that
as a healthful example-to all parties con
cerned, the conductor be sent to jail for
six months, and also that the clerk of this
court furnish the President of the road
with an account of these proceedings to
gether with an opinion thtt he, the Presi
dent, don't live far enough up the creek to
tramp on the coat-tails of this court."
Arkansau Traveler. re
THRUST AND PARRY.
Mile. X, who plays a travesty at the cl
theatre, is changing her clothes for a mas- cl
•uline suit. Her little niece enters the S.
room and cries: "Oh, my! Aunty is go- al
going to become my uncle !" s
A peasant in Sweden never passes a fel b'
low-peasant without a polite lifting of the w
bat. This explains why so mart Swedes W
come to this country. They come to avoid R
atching cold in the head.
Visitor (endeavoring to impart informaW
tion to a young mind)--"The little bird in
the cage belongs to the Finch family,fand to
-" Three-year-old listener-"No it
ion't. It belongs to me." ce
"Pa, is it right to call a man born in Po- Ic
and a Pole ?" "Of course, my child."
'Well, then, if a man is born in Holland
ie is a Hole ?" "Tut, tut, I'll answer no i
nore of your silly questions." of
Human bones haye leeu found in the $3
lebris of tho old postoffice in New York. th
rhey are supposed to be the remains of lal
eople.who were reckless enough to bother th.
he stamp clerk while he was reading the au
ast novel. bo
Two great ocean steamers, driving ahead co
Sa fog without signals, civa4i together, lh
nd it ;s called a lamentable accident. to
'wo vehicles which collide in a street at fal
light make up a newspaper item called GI
'culpable carelessness." ha
Calling On tho Qoyernor.
Mr. J. M. D. Kelly, Clerk, and Jim
:Itwitt, Sheriff of Carroll county, came to
Atlanta and determined to call on Govern
Ir Stephens. The hall door of the mansion ge
vas open, and the visitors noticing two let
men at the other end of the hall, walked ba
n. As they ppssse the threshold, they lt
)owed and touched their hats gracefully. do
'he men at the lower end of the hall did ho
he same. its
"They motioned us to go into this par- to'
or," said Kelly, turning to the right and ofi
valking in. After sitting there ,\yhie Ca
Iewitt said; ke
`'Agie you Sule that fellow told us to frc
ome in here?" wl
"Yes, said Kelly, "but I'll go and ask stE
im again." is1
As Kelly walked out of the parlor door do
ie saw a nian walk otlt of a door on the an
,me side, and at the other end of the hall. fri
'iD id you say go in there?" Kelly asked, tol
eclkoning back into the parlor. Instantly to]
he man at the other end beckoned back to an
he parlor and Kelly re-entered it. bb
"lie says right in here, Jim. I saw him ke
Another long wait. Atlast both visitors hi
,ot uneasy, and deteprmined to try it again. al
Xs they walked out into the hall, two men th
mnterea it again from the same side lower
own. Hewitt and Kelly again motioned
oward the parlor. Both the strange men
ointed to the parlor. They started back,
rhen Kelly stopped suddenly, ga.ed intent.
y at the two men, and then shook his
lead, The bald-headed man down the
all did the same thing. He then lifted na
is leg and the bald-headed man below did
he same thing.
"Look here, Jim," said he, 'I'll be
wamped if we ain't been talking to our- R
elves all the time. That end of the house st
sa looking-glass."-Atlanta Constitution. lo
The OQld Republi.is Senators cr
The Qld Republiqi Senators D
W.4SHINGTTQN, Feb. 5.-Windom's fall s
and Ferry's impending defeat, along with t
the Colorado and Nebraska Senatorial a
elections, constitute a subject of conversa- t
tion among Senators, to whom these re- I
sults are suggestive of what may be in t
store for themselves. t
"Gone to keep company with Conkling," t
was the exolamation of a Republican Sen
ator with four years to serve. Tile men- (
tion of Conkling's name brought forth tne t
opinion that of all of those who had gone
into retirement, he was the only one whose t
return might be expected. Conkling had €
a prospect quite different from Blamine's. I
He had a reputation that needed no de- t
fence, and was a safe thing to stand on.
How different was it with Blaine, whose I
record perpetually stared him in the face, I
and operated as a bar to his further pro
Then Windom's fall was referred to and I
Ferry's impending defeat and enforced i
retirement was mentioned without regret. 4
When John Sherman reaches the end of
his term he will have run his race, for the i
reason that he will be about on a par with
Blaine. The logic of merit is against
Cameron, Logan, Hawley, Harrison, and 1
the time is probably nigh when none of
the old Republican lealers in Congress 1
will be on the stage of action.
That Arthur ihas a future UWidn4 his
term no one supposes.
Of all the met now out of public life,
and at any tiime holding ;hig station,
Conkling is consideird the only one whose
return is believed to beanywise possible.
In public life he has presrvede b.l name
unsutlied All the greater is his strength
as one after another of the publI.c
his period goe0 Ooýt h r ofa .c18
wIthoe$ a tposep e
lkeaa, W4 s adt is ,
adc onemte dso
A MILWAUKEE MAN IN LUCK
He Falls Heir to $300,000 and
Expects to Get $3,000,000
More Before He ,Gets t
MILWA1'KE1E, Feb. 7.-Mayor Stowell
read a letter to-day from a lady in county it
Managhin, Ireland, named Margaret Ir
win, asking for information regarding aA
man named John Clements Ralston. She
claimed that he was her oldest brother's
child who had fallen heir to about $300,000
She offered a reward for information and Iii
asked the mayor to write her whether $6
such a man lived here. She said she had
been informed that Ralston camne to Mil- Y
waukee three years ago. The directory bi
was] consulted and the name "'John C.
Ralston" found. He is foreman of B. J. re
Tohnson's soap and candle works on West ha
Water street. A reporter found him at
work there. He is a gentlemanly and in
;elligent appearing man, 45 years of age.
Mhe reporter told him about the letter re- do
eived by the mayor. HIe at once admited
hat he was the person referred to in the
etter. In answer to questions he said it Lc
vas true he expected to become, in cotn- T1
any with the aunt who had written to the Po
nayor, the happy possessor of the fortune
flhis supposed relative valued at about WE
3,000,000. lie says that he is positive at
hat in the course of time the family lr- in
ationship will be fully estnbllshed and
he property fall into his own and his gii
.unt's hands, Mr. Ralston said he was of
ordl in Newry, Ireland, and came to this Yc
ountry 15.years ago. lie got married and
ived at various places, wherever fcrtune fro
ook him, and finally came 1here from Buf- Th
alo. The estate ias bhen i; the courta of 181
ilasglogy for 1¬1 years. It has been well
-.ncled by oficials, and has constantly
ncreased in value. ho
)enator Cameron's Dog a Nuis- ga
Don Cameron has a dog. It is the big, $16
test, fiercest, ugliest dog in town, says a ink
,tter to the New York World. It can
ark louder and oftener and more contin- Pe
ously than any canine since old Grimes' ph
og. Don keeps it chained in front of his th(
ouse on Scott Circle, and when it begins,
s mighty howl can be heard from George.
awn to the capitol, 'T'here is also a post- Bli
flice box n thit lamp in front of Don
,ameron's house. The dog thinks he is
-ept there to frighten iatraders away
rom the letter-box, ard that the people of
vho put letters in the box are trying to col
teal the lamp post. To go near after dark ac(
like entering a wild beast's den. The
og howls and yowls and rattles his chain ch,
nd grinds his teeth and utters the most Ca
rightful yelps, and keeps Senator Pendle- as:
on-next door-awake, and affects Sena
or Windom's nerves-across the way- leg
nd puts Mr. Robeson, at the other end of bei
lock, in a pertect fury.-- nd still the dog sea
:ecps it up. Perhaps Mr. Cameron is bal
*fraid that some of his neighbors will steal
is port cochere, which he regards with EY
ffectionate pride. At all events I wish do,
hat dog was in the dog heaven. tai
EVENTS IN MIANITOBA. ba
r EVENTS IN MANITOBA.
A lt9g Rilled in a Well-A Mlysterious
Double Murder-Other News.
e WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb. 9.-A man
d named Sexsmith, supposed to be from Mt.
d Forest, Ont., lost his life yesterday while
working in a well on the farm of John
e Barton, six miles west of Wolseley, near
Regina. At 95 feet from the surface he
e struck gas, and before a rope could be
lowered he became powerless, owing to
the gas. His body has not yet been recoy
Hanlan has offered to challenge Wallace
Ross for a race on the Red river here next
11 summer for $1000 a side, if the people of
h the city are willing to put up an addition
1l al purse of $4000. Those interested state
L- that if all who subscribed to the race fund
last summer, but were not called upon.for
n the contributions, will pay their subscrip
tions, there will be quite sufficient to raise
the $4000 required.
1- General Superintendent Egan of the
1- Canadian Pacific Railroad has assumed
ie the superintendency of the Manitoba
te Southwestern in addition to his other du
;e ties, having been appointed by Hammond
d and Hill, directors, to the posirion. Trains
s. now run three times a week each way on
the fifty miles of constructed road.
2. A foul, double murder is supposed to
ie have been committed last night. rThis
e, morning the victims, two infants, twins,
>- were found in a hole in the Red river by a
man atamed Win. Peterson, a waterman.
Ed He states that last: night he cutra hole in
d the ice to dip water. This morning at 8
t. o'clock he went to the hole in the ice to
of get a supply, and floating in the hole were
ie the bodies of two little babies, both naked.
h The bodies were tied together in an old
it cardboard box, one end of which was out,
id but Peterson left the bodies in the water
of and went straight to the police station and
as made a report to the inspector. The police
went down to the river, and -there at the
rli foot of Postoffice street were the bopdies,
which were carried to the police apstion.
Dr. Benson held an inquest this afternoon.
A clue is said to aye een tlae to $n
Icelandic woman. The inquest adjourned
tt Ode oof .Speat'sband °of-Creeks in the
Indian Territory, who received his orphan
Roey, a s oi'f ,0 last week, went
y _y over tls luk and shot two of hie
rade through the head wiiei they
Swerieep in } I the`t e-`St to captur4
thelnn* ahe t` r I , i
we w yto
THE NEWS AFTERMA.TH.
From the Pioneer Press.
The last surviving son of Wordswortlh
the poet, (lied Saturday in London.
The 12th of March is fixed for the re
turn of Princess Louise td Ottawa.
A prohibition amendment resolution was
introduced in the Illinois house recently.
Bird's-eye maple is used for firewooxd ia
Michigan and sold for $16o a thous:md in
Munro, the dime novel publisher and
literary pirate, is preparing to build a
$600,000 block in New York.
Gen. James Watson Webb, the Ntw
York journalist, celebrated his eighty-flftli
birth-day last Thursday.
The Connecticut fish commissioners
report that the star fish is committing great
havoc in the local oyster beds.
Prof. Wiggins has come out with an al
manac, and it is suspected that his great
predicted storm was only an advertising
A war between p'assenger lines between
Louisville and Chicago has broken out.
The cut is now down to $5 between those
Robert Wilson, a brakeman on the North
western, was crushed between two engines
at Carroll, Iowa, recently. his home is
The New York Seventh regiment has
given $500 towards building the pedestal
of the Bartholdi statue of liberty in New
SA total number of eases of shoes shipped
frotm Iynn, Mass., in 1882 is 310,51)0
This shows a gain of more than 25,00Q over
A wild man who lives on the carcasses of
dead animals and clothes himself in a
horse hide is one of the mysteries of Mor
Fay & Conkey, the failing Chicago gro
cers, slmw outstanding accounts valued at
$180,000. The stock, worth $80,000, is be
ing sold at auction.
A resolution to remove the capital of
Pennsylvania from Harrisburg to Philadel
phia is receiving serious consideration in
the legislature of that State.
Indian Territory dispatches report the
small pox epidemic on Grand river and
Bird creek effectually checked. There
were forty-five deaths out of 209 cases.
Mrs. Jane Smith has secured a verdici
of $9,000 against the Chicago Gas and Coke
company for injuries resulting from an
accidental explosion of gas in 1878.
Capt. Grant of Chicago has issued a
challenge to shoot either Dr. Carver or
Capt. Bogardus, or both, for $5,000 or less
a side, at 200 yards with rifles.
lion,. J. T. McDonald, member of the
legislative council of Nova Scotia, has
been disqualified and forced to vacate his
seat in the council, he having become a
William E, Cramer, of the Milwaukee
Evening , Wisconsin, has been at death's
door for two days, but yesterday he had
taken a turn for the better, and will pro
At an auction sale of unoalled-for pack
ages in the exDress oflrl~nt aI),,-~^n '^
At an auction sale of unoalled-for pack
ages in the express ofilke at Pueblo, Col
James Thompson risked $1 on a box which
he found contained two gold bricks,
worth over $11,000.
The postmaster at Denver is receiving a
large number of letters from persons in
the South, inquiring about the Carbonate
Gold and Silver Company, which he says
is a fraud.
Eight more sophmlores have been order
ed to leave Bowdoin college inmmediately
on account of connection with hazing.
This makes twelve who have been obliged
to leave within a three weeks.
The celebra tion of tsqui-centennial
oft the settlement of Georgia by Gen. James
Oglethorp and colonists began at Savannah
yesterday. There was a military parade
and Gov. Stephens spoke.
The next of kin of the late Mrs. Mtllard
Fillmore are trying to break her will, by
which about $200,000 is given to varion~
charitable societies. The attack Is made
by three first cousins of Mrs. Fillmore.
The United States made last year 4,023,
323 tons of pig iron--almost 500,000 tons
more than ever made in one year in this
country, The stock unsold by the makers
at the close of 1882 was 383,655 tons.
There is nothing to indicate the denom
ination of the new 5-cent pieces except
their color. On one side is a head of the.
Goddess of Liberty, and on the other a let
ter V. Gold'plated they would pass for
$5 gold pieces.
The Alabama Legislature has passed a
bill to allow five counties negotiating with
holders of bonds an extension of time to
pay taxes to the State. This relief will en
able the distressed countiea to compromise
on a cash basis.
The tradeo of thiacoutry with China last
year amounted to $,76,3,&t1. Our exports
consiatecd of gold and sliver coin-bullion,
gold-dust, wheat, sour, etc. The impor
tations from China consisted chiefly of tea,
raw silk and cocoons.
The remains of the late Charles It,
Thorne, actor, were interred in Woodlawa
cemetery, New York,' yesterday, with no.
religious services at the hoaus or- grave,
in accordance with his last waes. Only
a few personal frlent present.
Three employea o$ te, s a m r of
iurorrin New York and a l !rWbae.
been arrested fr ' systematies: -ljeavi
th names of certain citizens an tr c
ists, byr which the sum of PO1 e ev
r Iab.ei u to have been rease
p lea~es o