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VOL IX. BENTON, MONTANA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 1883. NO. 16
POETRY.
YIRS. HOWE'S POEM.
Editor Tribune: I wa.s much interested in your
reporter's accot.nt of a conversation with Julia
Ward Howe and eepecialIy in her reminiscence of
the genesis of that noble contribution to itera
tui e, her "'Battle hymn." Will you not reproduce
the line,, if only to jog th. memory of ageneration
th it is fast forgetting the trial hour of the nation?
R.
TIHE BATTLE HYMN.
i ne eyes have seen the glory of the coming of
the Lordi;
Ile is tramping out the vintage where the grapes
of wrath are tored;
lie bath lUeed the fateful lightning of His terrible
swift sword
Hiis T uth is marching on.
I hae seen Him in the watch-fires of an hundred
circling camps;
1 can read His righteous sentence in the dim and
flaring lamps.
His day is marching on.
I have read a fiery gospel, writ in burnished rows
of steel;
A s ye deal, with My contemners, so My grace
with you shall deal;
Let the here born of woman crush the serpent
with his heel,
since God is marchingon.
lie hath sounded forth the trumpet that shall nev
er call retreat;
lIe is sifting out the hearts of men before His
judgement seat;
0, be swift, '.iy soul, to answer and be jubilant,
my feet!
Our G~id is marching on."
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across
the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you
and me;
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make
men free,
While God is marching on.
JUDGE LYNCH.
When a Community Feels That
Legal Punishment does Not
Always Punish.
A Silent Body of Men with Tightened
Lips ansd Close-Shut Teeth and a
Iody Swinging To and Fro.
From the Detroit.Free Press.
You may have seen a street riot. That
is simply the outer circles of a whirlpool.
A shower of brick-bats-a surge up and
down-broken heads-a cry of "polfce!"
and your crowd scatters like sheep, and
slink away like curs.
A mob sets out to resist the authorities.
Nine out of every ten men in it are cow
ards. They boast and brag and encourage,
but they keep their own bodies in the
back-ground. They want to see some one
hurt, they know that law will triumph,
and they want to be. able to prove that
they are simply lookers on. One brave
man will walk into a mob and defy and
over-awe it.
A brutal outrage has been committed
It is an affair that stirs the blood of sons
and brothers and brings a dangerous light
to the eyes of husbands and fatie'rs. There
is no boasting or shouting. Knots of men
gather here and there, and they speak
with fierce earnestness, but in low voices.
No mob surges up and down-no wild
yells rend the air-no crowds furnishes
drink to excile young men to foolish
deeds.
"Lynch him !"
It is not shouted. but spoken in whispers
or read in each other's eyes. Every man
has obeyed the laws-every man would
peril his life in aiding to enforce them, but
there is a feeling that legal punishment
,does not always punish sufficiently.
"Lynch him!"
When men who never partake of a meal
without bowing the head in prayer whis
per those words, look out! The heart
burns and thrills. For the time being law
is nothing. Fathers whisper it to sons,
brothers whisper it to each other, mer
chants to mechanics. Lips tighten and
grow pale, teeth shut close, eyes flash as
you never saw them before.
The knots of men gather into groups
the groups consolidate into a crowd. The
leader takes his place,and instinctively the
crowd realizes that he is the proper per
son. Speeches and orations are not in or
der-ropes are !
See now ! Teeth shut tighter as the crowd
moves. Not a man would turn back from
a loaded cannon. It moves ahead, but it
swirls and hisses and gurgles like a river
vexed by rocks. It is the whispers, the
quick answers, the pale faces which tell
you what danger lurks in the crowd-a
noisy crowd can be scattered. It will fall
to pieces itself. A silent body of men will
take your life if every man has to peril his
own.
It is the jail. Key or no key, the pris
oner must come out. The crowd would a
have him if a score of grated doors had to ii
be battered down. Ile does not plead for s4
mercy. One look around him tells him e]
that his life is hungered for with such in- P
tensity that prayers would be mockery.
He may look up at the harvest moon and k
the star-studded heavens, but he sees noth- cl
ing. He is dazed and awed by the grim C
silence of the band. to
"Halt!" n
No voice commands, but here is the tree. a
The whirlpool stands still for a moment. a
Faces grow a little whiter, but t0he eyes of tl
every man show a dogged determination Si
that would blaze into desperation if oppos- |
ed, The noose is rapidly adjusted, there t
is a falling back, and with a groan of ter- |
ror and despair trembling on his lips the T
guilty wretch swings in the air. The. e
creak of a limb, the calls of a night bird, [
the deep breathing of men are plainly D
heard as the body swings to an fro turns sla
round and round as the death struggle goes V(
on.
* * * * a (
It is morning. Merchants are behind vt
their counters, mechanics at the bench, fI
sons at school. There is no sign that last
night was not one of tranquility and
peace. Men speak women and children
laugh as they walk around-the cyclone
has passed. The jail doors are being re
paired, the tree no longer holds a corpse,
and a stranger would look upon this face
and that and whisper to himself: "What
good nature I see in every line of their
countenances! They are obedient to lay
and enforce the best of order."
Riots are the work of demagogues and
boasters. Mobs are created by cowards.
When men turn out with whispered voices
and shut teeth to take the law into their
own hands, Judge Lynch has opened court
and sentenced a man to die.
GEN. NELSON A. MILES
A Pleasant Chat with the Veteran
Indians Fightrr on Politics and
the Future of the Northwest.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles. now command
ing the department of the Columbia, ar
rived in St. Paul with his family yesterday
morning, direct from Boston, where he
has been sojourning for the past few weeks.
He is the living embodiment of health,
and to a Pioneer Press reporter he stated
that his visit home had been in all respects
a very pleasant one. Gen. Miles is to
some extent interested in the'politicalout
look. Referring to the prominent candl
dates for the presidential nomination, he
stated in regard to Mr. Tilden that the old
gentleman is in some respects physically
helpless, which would seem to negative
Henry Waterson's Tilden boom letter pub
lished in the Courier-Journal last summer.
Gen. Miles had passed some time of late
near Yonkers, N. Y., contiguous to Mr.
Tilden's summ:er residence, Greystone.
He stated tha-' Uncle Samuel never goes
out without an attendent, and it is almost
impossible for him to raise his hands to
his face. The :New York Sun, while boom
ing Holman, has overlooked no opportuni
ty to testify to the almost painfully rugged
health of the philosopher of Greystone.
Mr. Arthur was a living example of the
truth of the proposition that any respecta
ble gentleman of respectable attainments
is capable of fulfilling the duties of the
executive. Mr. Arthur has done very well
under the circumstances; his appointments
having been good ones, and his admin
istration very good, without brilliant
features. He doubted, however, whether
Mr, Arthur had any chance of securing
the nomination for the presidency.
As to Gen. Butler. Well, Gen. Butler
has the ability-and a smile suggested the
rest. He considered it a striking instance
of Gen. Butler's ability and determination
that notwithstanding the hostility of the
leading people; and the condemnation of
the leading journals of Massachusetts, he
had come to be governor of that great com
monwealth.
THE NOYRTHERN PACIFIC.
Gen. Miles came east on the first through
train over the Northern Pacific from Port
land. He believed the road had a great
future before it, and as to material advan
tages and -resources, he believed them
greater than those of the Central and
Southern Pacific railways combined. The
lumber interests of Oregon, especially on
Puget sound, are greater than the uninitia
ted have any knowledge of, the salmon
canning industry has grown to immense
proportions; and Portland has already
come to be the third city of its size in
wealth and importance on the continent.
The route through which the Northern
Pacific passes is rich in material resources;
its minerals, its wheat, its lumber and its
cattle-raising industry are four great inter
ests which combined, are sure to stamp
this great transcontinental highway in
time as one of the most important if not
greatest, in the world. A large immigra
tion is already flocking to the North
Pacific coast from South and East. What
will it grow to in the near future is beyond
the power of any one to estimate. Gen.
Miles is very much pleased with his Pa
cific coast station, and finds Portland and
vicinity very agreeable. Referring to St.
Paul, the general took occasion to testify
his appreciation ot its rapid growth. He
predicts that in fifteen years the two cities
of Minneapolis and St. Paul will contain as
many inhabitants as are now contained in
Chicago, namely, about 600,000. "St.
Paul," he said, "has got a splendid start
and is full of vigor. I think it has the as
surance of a grand future." Relative to
army changes the general was painfully
reticent.
Acorns From Which These Oaks.
A reporter with an heraldic turn of mind
has been searching the dim records of the
past as to the quondam occupations of the
atrical people who have grown prominent
in their professions. The result of his re
searches are as follows, the names in par
enthesis being the alleged real ones of the
parties who have changed their designa
tions:
Adelaide Neilson, barmaid; F. F. Mac
kay, schoolmaster; Tony Pastor, circus
clown; Frank Mordaunt (Markham), bar
tender; Joseph Emmet, bootblack; George
Clark (Peter O'Neil), savings bank jani
tor; Ada Rehan (Sarah O'Neil), school
marm; Walden Ramsey (Wm. Remsen),
salesman of hardware; Gerald ,Eyre (Stew
art), professional cricketerl ojl, Stevens
(Tim Mahoney), painter and tlaa'er; Ar
thur Bell, architect; Cyril Searle (Joseph
'Searle), typographer; Berthy Welby
(Martha O'Rielly Cutter) domestic; Vic
tor Caporil, barber; Frank Bangs, attor
ney; Willie ;Edouin (B vºer), hostler;
William Carleton (Standing), hotel clerk;
Tom Keene (O'Reilly or Eagleson), butch
er; Ed Buckley, boxer; John Howson,
violinist; Billy Florence, (Conlon), ne s
boy and super; Oliver DavlidBy r b'o*i
David, no Byron), call boy; Charule -
Ian, medical student; Lawrence tBarre
(Brannigan), restaantat waiter; ei~ta
Vinton, artist's model; ChareW nham
(Culverwell)ý u ; W.'
son, street laot;o o
merle, drug. elrk:is john p ulough,
fonndryman
Jeff Davis at His Throat.
Elisha Kisner, a modest, unpretending
gentleman of this town, says the Watson
ton (Pa.) Record, was a member of the
Third Pennsylvania heavy artillery which
was stationed at Fortress Monroe, when
Jefferson Davis was taken there, soon af
ter his capture. Mr. Kisner was detailed,
among others, to stand guard over the
rebel chief. In an interview with Mr. Kis
uer the other evening, he gave an interest
ing account of what occurred during this
period of nearly a year.
"Did I never tell you how old Jeff took
me by the throat?" he asked, while he
shook all over with laughter. "-Weil, it
was something in this way: There were
two sentries in Jeff's room, and this night
I happened to be on duty. Davis was ly
ing on his bed, apparently trying to get a
nap, and our orders were to pace his room
constantly, but under no consideration to
speak or to enter into conversation with
him. My shoes, which were then new,
screeched as I passed his bed, and this
seemed to annoy him. Once as I passed
him he turned to me and growled out: "1
wish you'd make less noise." I replied:
"'I wish you'd keep quiet." Then he turn
ed over with his face to the wall, and I
kept walking on, back and forward, past
his bed. In a minute or two he growled
again : 'Can't you keep quiet ?' To this I
1eplied; 'Can't you hold your jaw ?' Then
he got up and commenced to walk the
floor, mad as a caged lion. I passed him
and turned to go back, when 1 met him
about the middle of the room. Just as I
was about to repass him he suddenly
sprang at me, and with his left hand
caught me by the throat. I struggled to
loose, but he held me as though I had been
in a vice. I could not use my gun, as he
held me close to him. I struggled for
breath, but he had shut off my wind. The
scuffle drew the attention of the other
guard in a moment and also the officer
outside, when he rattled his sword against
the iron-grated door, and then old Jeff let
loose of me and went back to his bed. I
tell you I wad weak in the -knees when he
did let go, and though he only held me a
moment or soit seemed like an hour.
"Before this occurred an old reb outside,
who had the privilege of bringing Jeff his
meals, used to bring in lots of tried and
stewed oysters, and many other things we
soldiers couldn't get. He nearly always
brought more than old Jeff could eat, and
Jeff used to give us lots of good things,
but after this fuss he'd always throw ev
erything that was left out of the window,
and wouldn't even give us a smell to save
our lives. He was a spunky old cuss, I tell
you."
Woman's Pluck and Man's
Cowardice.
New London Day: "No," said the den
tist. "I never tell women anything but
the truth. If I tell a man an operation
may be painful he is apt to find some ex
cuse for delaying it, or even dodging it al
together. But a woman would deliberate
ly walk to the chair if she thought her
head were to be yanked off. Give me a
woman for cool pluck every time."
*'But children ?"j
"It is both wrong and foolish to deceive
a child about such things. If he is told he
is not to be hurt, and then is hurt, he will
never take your word again, and will hate
you, and resort to almost any means to
keep away from a dental office afterward.
I always tell a child the operation hurts a
little, but that I will be careful. I can
usually play on a child's pride and make
him. very brave. If he is handled proper
ly he will train his pluck for the most pain
ful operation, and usually when he is dis
missed from the chair he is surprised that
the pain has been no more severe. You
know the extent of pain, or, indeed, of
everything, is not to be measured by com
parison with one's expectation of what is
to be done."
"You have to deceive men, do you ?"
"Yes, generally. They are consummate
cowards. Yesterday I had one of my
friends pull his own tooth."
"Hlow ?"
"He wished me to look at his teeth and
tell him What they required, and was very
careful to instruct me to do nothing more
than look at them. I found one that could
not be saved, and should be extracted at
once. I knew if I told him he would not
let me take it out, so I slipped some for
ceps in my pocket when be was not look
ing and went on fumbling with his face,
occasionally putting a finger into his eye.
until he concluded it would be safer to
keep his ptepers closed. By quick and
precise work I had hold of the tooth with
the forceps before he knew what was up,
but as soon as he felt the pain he grabbed
my hand and pushed it away so frantically
as to throw forceps, tooth and all through
the window in front of him.';
Odd Things the Deaf and Dumb
Learn.
Post Dispatch.
A very curious thing about deaf mutes
is the rapidity with which they learn the
meaning-and the use of slang words and
phrases. The ordinary street language of
the day seems to be every bit as familiar to
them as it is to the people whose organs of
hearing are not impaired, and they will
say, in their own way, Wit t iet. your
boots '" or, "You bet your eet life.!"
with as munh ease and grace as if they
had it at their tongue's end all their lives,
One of the afflicted young men whom I
asked for an explanatieg this .. Ak
able fact said the deajd~ iutes got their
Sthey were great rtrs otf te papers,
ad npoid uie bhrae or ord just
the moment it made its a . They
n ~op t on igit Mifft "bt also oI
TELEG APRI
A SINGULAR EXPERIENCE.
Was It a Spirit! Was It a Ghost! Was
It Hallucination.
OAKFIELD, Wis., Oct. 25.-The "spook"
story from this town which recently ap
peared in the columns of the Tribune, and
which produced comet ing of a sensation
in neighboring cities oad villages, particu
larly when our beautiful and peaceful lo
cality is known, ibut one of a number of
singular experieies by several well
known citizens dairing the past two or
three years. Anything that touches upon
the supern atural has a wonderful interest,
and we read these stories in print, or listen
to their recital with the keenest relish,
however, much we may scoff and sneer at
spirits or spiritual life and man'ifestations.
The singular circumstance I am about to
relate is not one of the character usually
attributed to spirit; hence believers in
spiritual intelligenee and manifestations
will find difticulty-in explaining them.
There is not a person living who has ar
rived at the age of 4 years, but has had
some sort of singularaexperience, has met
with something that was and is to them
unexplainable, and Caused uneasiness of
mind at the time. Therefore it will not
do for us when we hear or read of one of
them to say it is a---lie, no matter how
high and reliable the character of the in
dividual or how recent the occurrence. If
we cannot
FATHOM THE MYSTEY
we can only lay it by the side of others of
life's experiuce, including our own, and
await developments which a superior in
telligence may to bring us when we cross
to the other shore of the dark river.
It is well known to residents of this
town the past 10 or 12 years, that on a cer
tain road not very far from this village,
singular scenes have been witnessed and
noises heard. On this same road some
two months ago a well-kno wn physician
was passing along at about 11 a. m., ac
companied in his buggy by a young male
friend. Approaching the house of a well
known resident, and while yet some dis
tance from it, the physician remarked that
he would have to. stop at the house on
business, but a few moments later both
gentleman saw the man coming toward
them in the road and congratulated them
selves that they would be obliged to stop
but for a moment. But coming'to where
they should have met the man
HE COULD JT90 BE SEEN,
or found, and inquiry At his house reveal
ed the fact he was in Fun du Lac, and he
did not return until toward evening. But
now comes the most singular part of the
story. The man saw the physician and
his friend, though nine miles away, arrang
ed the business as the physician had in
tended, and paid some money for him in
pursuance thereof, before his return home.
These facts were developed next day in
an interview between the parties. Where
and when the meeting took place, and
how the man learned that the payment of
the money was just the business the doctor
wanted to see him about, is one of the
things no fellow can find out.
But, as before stated, this town has
been prolific in similar singular doings.
Kaukux Sentenced.
ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 27.-In the Banks
county kuklux case eight prisoners were
found guilty on every charge in the indict
ment. They will be sentenced on Mon
day. Judge McCoy in his charge was
very severe in his condemnation of the so
called kuklux crimes. He said it was
strange that men should so forget their
manhood, and so forget their God and the
laws of their country as to permit them
selves to do such thingson the poor help
less negro. It is a disgrace to humanity
and to society, and I say as a citizen of the
United States and as an observer, nothing
has tended so much to bring this southern
country into disgrace, nothing has tended
so much to put the balance of the United
States against us as this kind of outrage.
They are mean, they are disgraceful, they
are horrible, they are things with which
people out of this country cannot compre
hend or understand. The convicton created
a sensation, as the ringleaders are men
of considerable property and members of a
large family In Banks county named Yar
borough. Four of the family--Jasper,
James, Ditmus and Neal--were tried and
convicted. Lorick Streetman,E. H. Green,
Bold Emory and Stalry Lademan were the
others. Jasper Yarborough was leader of
the gang. The charges against him was
that he had committedjoutrages on negroes
because the negroes voted for Hon. Emory
Speer for congress. Speer was defeated
and appointed United States district at
torney so it fell to his lot to prosecute the
kuklux. The charge of Judge McCoy was
'so liberal for the defense that acquittal was
considered certain. When the verdict was
read, convicting the entire gang, several
broke down and sobbed audibly. The
prisoners were handcuffed and taken to
jail. Their counsel will make an effort to
secure a new trial. The penalty is from
one to six years in prison. This is the first
conviction of kukih x in Georgia.
Thoe Dy saite Prisoners.
H.Arax, Oct. 27.--The examination of
the- ynamDite prl*. iottrb J cken and
Holmes, was resumed to-day. Connel
r t pr;oseqton 1 that they
fp ofor r for e
the ground of their being no Canadian law
under which the warrant could detain
them. The prosecution responded citing
English precedents for committal to trial
in similar cases. The court adjourned un
til Tuesday to consider the matter.
Lawrence Barretts Nine Weeks, En.
gagement.
NEW YORK, Oct. 27.-Lawrence Barrett
brought to a close to-night at the Star
Theater an engagement of nine weeks.
Its manager says the average receipts
each night were $1200. As Mr. Barrett
receives 50 per cent. of this sum his earn
ings must be on the border of $40,000. At
the close of the scen.e on the Grand square
of Rimini, Barrett acknowledged the many
calls and came before the curtain-or,
rather, the curtain was raised for him.
When the applause welcoming him ceased,
Barrett said this venture was entirely his
own; that Mr. Lester Wallack, a brother
actor, had done for him and the play much
more than he (Wallack) had promised.
speaking of the press, people and himself,
Barrett said.
To all I return an artist's thanks-an
artist who has labored, perhaps unsuccess
fully, to make himself prominent in assi t
ing and forwarding the literature of his
country, and is proud of being an Ameri
can in every sense of the word. Before I
shall have the happiness of coming before
you again, I shall appear before a foreign
audience. What the result may be no one
can tell; but I feel full of hope. I trust, in
connection with this, you will pardon me
if I make a few remarks concerning my
friend Henry Irving, England's distin
guished artist, supported by eminent artists
from the Lyceum Theatre cempany.
While our own Mart Anderson is playing
on his stage with great sucess, I trust he
will meet with the liberal and cordial sup
port due to his merit as an artist, and in
recognition of what he did for the art of
which I have the honor to be a member,
and that you will receive and extend to
him a liberal support due to an artist of
such celebrity and distinction.
Speaking again of himself, Mr. Barrett
said :
I have been your servant for a quarter
of a century and have been associated
with the drama since the first appearance of
America's greatest actor-one of the great
est actors in the world--Mr. Booth. Were
I to attempt to tell you all I feel on this
present occasion I should be unmdertakirig
a task which I could not fulfil, and which
you have not probably the patience to hear.
When my foreign engagement is conclud
ed I shall return to you with anxiety and
and happiness for this to be my home.
MARY ANDERSON'S SUCCESS.
London, Oct. 27.- Mary Anderson ap
peared to-night in the "Lady of Lyons"
before a crowded and enthusiastic house.
She was recalled several times and renew
ed the success she achieved in "Ingomar."
The Prince of Wales witnessed the per
formance.
HENRY IRVING.
NEW YORK, Oct, 27.-At the dinner
in honor of Henry Irving, the distinguish
ed English actor, given by the Lotus Club
this evening, covers were laid for nearly
two hundred guests. Every seat'was oc
cupied. Whitelaw Reid, editor of the Tri
bune and president of the club, had his on
right the distinguished guest of the eve
ning. The other special guests were Chief
Justice Noah Davis, Hon. William Henry
Smith, Joseph Jefferson and E. Randolph
Robinson.
A Shocking Deed.
NEWCASTLE, Pa., Oct. 27.-This morn
ing James Hogan, aged 18 years, deliber
ately placed a revolver to the head of a
little 6-year-old boy named Willie Harris
and pulled the trigger. The ball entered
the head at the left temple and lodged at
the base of the brain. Young Harris is
still living, but death is only a question of
a few hours. Hogan, who has been ar
rested, claims he did not know it was
loaded.
A Brave Woman and Boy.
LONE LADY, Tex., Oct. 27.-To-night
two drunken roughs named Stanley and
Turner stopped at the house of Mr. Mort
zinger, and Stanley called him oat and cut
him to pieces before his wife and child.
Mrs. Mortzinger armed herself with .an
axe handle and attacked them, while the
little son brought out his father's gun and
attempted to shoot. The gun was wrench
ed from his hands by Stanley, and threat
ening to kill the woman and child if they
raised an alarm, the pair departed. An
alarm, however, [was given and a posse
was soon raised. If they are caught they
will be lynched.
Counterfeits.
BosToN, Oct. ,27.-A man giving the
name of Charles Bertiene, a native of
Dublin, was arrested for attempting to ex
change five £10 notes on the Provincial
Bank of Ireland for American money.
The notes were alleged to be counterfeits.
Five others were found concealed on his
person. Bertlene claims to have arrived
in the city to-day and that he received the
notes in a trade in IrelAnd, supposing
them to be genuine.
-Shoif ts fatherts Murderer.
Naw OtziANs, Oct. 27.-While Alfred
Geuiet, colored, was on his way to the
criminal court in chargef OfOIi Domi
nick this morning to recive ,a life sen
tence for the ~iiMr oft.:o.iie su John
Cofery ast April, the idest so of Cof
who was iMi dc b ampart and
Ooatlstreet, and asu m in thesd.
BRIEFLETS.
Cincinnati has a railway club.
New York had 572 deaths last week.
Texas has 20,000 miles of coal fields.
Cincinnati's college of music is full of
pupils.
Fall sowing is about done in Northern
Illinos.
Buncombe county, N. C., is overrun
with wolves.
Last week 5,780 immigrants landed in
New York.
Watermelon sugar is a budding Georgia
industry.
Wheat proves to have been badly rusted
in Ontario.
Hannah Day, Troy's colored centena
rian, is dead.
Mormon missionaries are at Work in
Chattanooga.
Seventy-one counties in Georgia prohibit
liquor selling.
The Ohio river is very low, and boats
are nearly laid up.
There are 12,800 cart and wagon licenses
in New York.
Cincinnati makes two-thirds of the cof
finse used in the South.
Cincinnati is inclined to make heavy
contracts for granite pavements.
Cincinnati's clearing house exchanges
last week were $10,103,000.
New York has three grand lodges of
Masons, and a big split is feared.
A maniac, living in a den in the woods,
has startled Troy, N. Y.
The steamer Massdam, from Rotterdam
arrived in New York last week.
Mrs. Irving Barker of Corning, N. Y.,
has a week-old baby with eight teeth.
The Chicago Prisoners' Aid society asks
for a tund to co ntinue its work.
Vennor announces the first cold snap
the 3d, 4th and 5th of November.
Since the Canadian cotton mills shut
down 2,000 hands have been out of work.
New York Irishmen will meet at Syra
cuse Nov. 21 to organize a State league.
Private clubs in Chicago cannot be taxed
for selling liquor to their members.
Chicago offers to take the Boston exhibi
tion after it closes in the latter city.
Mapleson's injunction against Del
Puente's singing for Abbey has been dis
solved.
The new Coliseum is Cincinnati's finest
theatre, but the people do not like the
name.
Lewis, Rose Ambler's lover, is offered
$600 to clerk two months in a New Haven
hat store.
A Toledo brewer claims to own 134 sa
loons, and control the vote of their nomin
al proprietors.
At a secret meeting in Cleveland $10,
000 was pledged to wage an agitation
against Mormonism.
Baltimore oyster men want to lengthen
the period of rest for the oyster beds from
April to October.
Toledo is to have a new evening daily,
the Bee staff having arranged to quit, and
go in for themselves.
The Anchor line will take off their Live
pool line during the winter. The city of
Rome will be laid up.
The total number of names registered in
New York city this fall is 182,144. This is
14,000 less than in 1882.
At a recent election of trustees in Mr.
Talmage's church a ticket hostile to him
appeared, but was overwhemingly beaten.
The proposed park at Niagara falls is to
include 118 acres, thirty-seven of which
are on the mainland and the rest on Islands.
The men arrested for tarring and feath
ering Houston at Trumbull, Conn., were
discharged, the complaining witnesses not
appearing.
Two Polish Jew ministers, one from
Mobile and one from Kansas City, were
married simultaneously at Coshocton,
Ohio, Sunday.
S. Walsh of Hamilton, Ont., has begun a
suit for $5,000 damages for breach of prom
ise against Mrs. Rice of Duncas, formerly
Miss Booth,
Miss Ringler drank a glass of Reading
(Pa.) hydrant water in the dark. Bones
of fishes that had died in the pipes nearly
strangled her.
Miss King whose large nose' got into
the Nashville American unfavorably, will
carry her libel suit to .he supreme court
of the United States.
The Seventh regiment armory in New
York is used by the Lawn Tennis associa
tion. It affords room for forty-eight play
ers, twelve courts in all.
When David Adams' body was found at
Center White Creek, N. Y., $35,000 in se
curities were found in the house. He had
starved himself to death.
The "Russian Leather" Secret.
Chicago Times.
"I think that is a mistake," said Mr.
Pliny Jewell, of Jewell & Sons, when
shown a published statement to the effect
that American tanners have never been
able to closely imitate the beauty and odor
of the celebrated Russia leather. "I be
lieve Russia leather is now made at or
near Newark. I know my brother, when
minister at St Pgtersburg, discovered the
secret. You have heard the manner of
the discovery, have you not ?"
6.0i ar . ta r versions ofeth."
i"WellJ tell;", the true version.
Over in a they didn't thlink he had
any praCeicl knol#ge of pchbanics
thq z n be Jut helpless
h they. O€ealhe was glg throuh
a tannery wi& some of the al*l
$eachis g ewy he notid a
e & . dn't sweetase
p.·
4i
its character, and thrust his fingers in
several times as a sort of investigation.
There was no handy washing-room, so he
completed the tour with his soiled hands,
but as soon as he reached his room he
washed up. In passing the right hand
over his face-as all men will you know-
he crught his nose between his thumb
and finger. There, most certainly, was
the odor of Russia leather. 'Russian
leather to be sure,' he exclaimed In ec
stacy. He repeated the operation and
found the same odor. The secret was out.
He didn't know what the agents used,
but it proved they were employed, not to
produce the fragrance, but because they
were cheap. The general immediately
wrote to Mr. Schultz, of The Shoe and
Leather Reporter, and the process was
tried in this country. The base of it was
asafaetida, which is also, as you may
know, the base of Worcestershire sauce.
Do 1 think the beauty of Russia leather
has ever been reproduced here ? Oh, yes,
I belieye it has; but the color is all there is
to it. You find Russia leathe~pocket
books for 50 cents, do you not? T'he odor
is genuine, isn't it? Well, that's not the
imported material, but the leather suc
cessfully tanned' here by the Russian
method."
He Thinks She Will Live to Rue It
Mt. Morris Letter in New York' Sun.
About a month ago a man giving his
name as Edwin Kindmark, accompanied
by his wife, a har.dsome young woman,
came to Mount Morris. Kindmark was a
photographer. lie bought out a gallery in
this place. A few days since Roland
Smith, aged 55, of Coldwater, Mich., put
in an appearance. He clainec KLnd dmark's
alleged wife as his wife, Betsey Smith.
Early last month, he said, he had given his
wife $500 to buy some articles she wanted.
He hadn't seen her since until he found
her with Kindinark in Mount Morris.
"I suppose you have spent my money,"
said the Michigan husband to his wife on
meeting her, "and that ends that. All I
came on here for was to see whether this
man could give you a good living, and if
he could I intended to take you away from
him. After looking him over, I see that
he'll have pretty hard scratching to get
you enough to eat and wear, and so I'll
leave you with him, because it will serve
you right."
And with these stolical remarks the old
gentleman took the next train on his way
back to Michigan. Smith is a wealthy
Englishman.
Miss Field's Missionary Work.
Minneapolis Tribune.
Miss Field, the well known missionary
to China, laboring under the auspices of
the Minnesota Baptists, addressed the con
gregation of the First Baptist church last
evening. The feature of her address con
sisted of a written statement of a Chinese
woman who had been converted to Chris
tianity. It detailed the moral and physi
cal degredation in which the woman had
been sunk before her eyes were happily
opened, and pictured only as one who had
undergone the horrors of lower Chinese
life could depict them, and was decidedly
the most graphic portrayal ever submitted
to a Christian congregation in Minnesota.
Miss Field regretted that the physical ex
haustion consequent upon her protracted
labors and the fatigues of travel precluded
the possibility of her devoting as much
time as she could wish to Minnesota on
this visit. Her time was limited, and her
engagements many and exacting. People
had asked her in the East, after her re
turn to America, how it 'happened that
she, a New Yorker, had become a mis
sionary of the Minnesota Baptists. She
could only answer that she had learned to
love the Minnesota Baptists after they had
shown their love for her, and she delight
ed in being their representative. After the
address Miss Field visited the Lovedish
chapel at Mt. Airy and addressed the con
gregation. An informal reception in her
honor will be held at the residence of Rev.
R. R. Riddell, 249 East Tenth street, from
3 to 5 this afternoon.
Ups and Downs of Lawn Tennis.
Whitehall Times.
It is seldom that anything of eventful
importance arises from the playing of lawn
tennis. However, a young fellow has just
been beaten out of $100,000 by it, and it
happened in this way. He was playing
lawn tennis with his sweetheart; her
mamma--a widow lady-was seated under
the greenwood tree, conversing with an
admirer of hers, one she hoped to bring to
the front in the near future. He was just
telling her that she was looking as youth
ful as her daughter-a standing assertion
-and she softly acknowledged the sweet
impeachment. Just then her daughter's
lover raised his snow-shoe to send the ball
over into the next county, when the in
fernal implement flew from his hand,
made a tangent on tihe tree, whacked the
old lady over the head and knocked off her
beautiful wig; it then performed a semi
circle on ma's jaw, and sent a shower of
teeth into her lap; all disclosing to the as
tonished old admirer a poor, bald-headed,
slippery-lipped,wagging-jawed female. He
bid her a hasty good evening and took his
departhre. The young man who was the
cause of this fateful calamity poured forth
profuse apologies, but all to no avail. The
old lady said she would not allow her
daughter to marry a man who so easily
lost his grip. He went with tears in his
eyes.
Was it Mlary Churchilli
TEBBE HAUTE, Ind., Oct. 30.-Dr. Robt.
Van Valzah, a dentist of this city and a
cousin of Mary Churchill, the missing St.
Louis girl, was Visited yesterday evening
about dusk by a young weman. Being
busy all the ti d about to leave his
o1fce, he only asw hfr for a ftw nea)nEn.
ofMe n sinc.

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