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As was to be expected, .the President
denies that he will shortly transmit to Con
gress another message on the tariff.
Slugger Sullivan is reported to have been
asked to contribute an article to an English
magazine. Although Mr. Sullivan ponies
Irotn Boston, it has never been thought
that he possessed unusual literary talents.
The English magazine is probably trying to
get the benefit of his fame rather than of
Miss Anna E. Dickinson, whose health is
much broken, and who is reported on the
■eve of visiting Florida, has, it is said, parted
■with considerable sums of money since the
unfortunate desire to becomo an actress
seized upon her. Asa lecturer she acquired
both reputation and money, and left the
platform in the midst of much popularity,
fihe is a brilliant woman, but on the stage
Jier brilliancy did not serve her to much
A number of charitable women of Cov
ington, Ky., have hit upon what they' con
aider a satisfactory plan for disposing of the
Treasury surplus. It is to distribute it
•unong the sufferers in China from the re
tent floods along the Yellow river. If the
■women had the disposal of it, some such
scheme might be put into execution, but the
Chinese do not seem to be very popular with
American statesmen. The surplus will re
tnain in Washington a while longer.
The Democrats of Washington are very
anxious for the Prasident to place a District
bian in the post office there, but Mr. Johu
J. Enright, of Michigan, is making a strong
pull for the position, and as he is from the
same State as the new Postmaster General,
and is one of Mr. Dickinson's special friends,
he may be successful. It is reported at the
•Post Office Department that the appointee
has been decided upon, but the matter is
khrouded in mystery, and no one can say
just who will fill Mr. Conger’s shoes.
ft has been discovered that the coffee
given to prisoners in the Rhode Island peni
tentiary is a mixture of burned rye, burned
brown bread, molasses and water. This
shocking discovery will make many people
ahudder as they sip their tea or chocolate,
and it will also make them think certain
papers and politicians had better let the
Georgia penitentiary system alone ami give
their attention to other systems nearer
Lome. The Georgia system is not perfect,
but it doesn’t admit of the passing off of
any such villainous compound for coffee.
The report was circulated a day or two
ego that Senator Joe Blackburn, of
Kentucky, was threatened with cancer of
the stomach. Relating to so eminent and
popular a public man, the rumor very na
turally caused wide comment aud consider
able consternation. It has, however, been
found to be an erroneous one. The Senator
was not in Washington to deny it, but Mrs.
Blackburn and his private secretary gave it
a flat contradiction. Senator Blackburn
attended a banquet at Eminence, Ky., a
few nights ago, and seemed in his usual
health. The different viands before him
disappeared in a manner to dispel any idea
that he was a sick man.
Mr. Henry Smith, of the Milwaukee dis
trict, is called by his brother Congressmen
the “Anarchist member,” because ho was
elected by the Independent Labor vote. Mr.
Smith refuses to go into the eaucusses of
either party in the House, and reports say
he promises to be a useful meml>er. In one
resjiect he has set an example worthy of
emulation. While he would naturally,
having been all his life a carpenter, con
tractor and builder, prefer to be on the
Committee on Public Buildings an 1 Grounds,
he refuses to importune Speaker Carlisle for
furb an appointment, and says he will do
the best, work he can anywhere he is as
signed. If there were more members like
J!”. Smith the Speaker would have an
nounced the committees some time ago.
Guarding- Their Graves.
announcement that a guard has hern
1 over the tomb of the late Mrs. John
h Astor directs attention to the fear
iig very rich or prominent families for
• safe-keeping of their dead. Up to ten
*' twelve years ago grave-robbing was eon
d.'ied to obscure subjects for the dissecting
table, but in INTO human ghouls fronted a
tremendous sensation throughout the coun
try by attempt ing to steal the embalmed
body of President Lincoln, for the
purpose of extorting a ransom for its re
turn. Election day was selected as the
time for the robbery, as the conspirators
thought police vigilance would he relaxed
then. The attempt was frustrated and the
men subsequently captured and sent to the
penitentiary. Two years later the body of
A. T. Stewait was actually stolen from the
vault in St. Mark’s church, Now York, and
though the negotiations for its recovery
have been as far as possible kept from the
public, it isunderstood that Judge Hilton pri
vately secured its return by paying a heavy
ransom. Since that time it lias been deemed
prudent to pla<-c guards over the graves of
people whose wealth or greatness in life
might tempt ghouls to perpetrate their
After the body of President Garfield had
been placed in the vault, guards were kept
on duty for some time, and in like manner
Gen. Grant’s body was protected from theft
for nearly a year after its interment. A de
tachment. of Pinkerton’s defectives was em
ployed to keep watch over the vault hold
ing the body of William H. Vanderbilt
until a now tomb,constructed with a special
view to security, had boon built.
The surviving relatives of Mrs. Astor and
Mr. Vanderbilt say the graves of these per
sons are guarded merely ns a matter of pre
caution, and not because any special fear is
or has been entertained that they would lie
robbed of their dead; hut since the attempt
to obtain Mr. Lincoln’s remains, and the
successful stealing of those of Mr. Stewart,
the necessity for such precaution among
very rich or prominent people is obvious.
President Arthur and Vice-President Hon
drioks’ bodies have remained unmolested,
probably for the reason that these men did
not die rich enough, or were not thought
prominent enough, to bring a ransom that
would tempt the vicious to run a very great
\i\ future, it may be found necessary for
extremely rich men to make provision in
their wills for a fund to be used in protect
ing their bodies from theft after burial.
Why Riddleborg-er is Happy.
For some time prior to tho present session
of Congress, Senator Riddleberger, of Vir
ginia, was ostracised by his brother Repub
licans in the Senate, but lately a rather re
maskable change has tnkeu place in their
conduct toward him, and from being a sort
of social outcast he has become something
of a social favorite. There have been vari
ous conjectures as to the cause of t his change
in his social position. The Republican
Senators furnish an explanation that is
rathe.' creditable to them. Mr. Rid
dleborger, they say, has been the
principal in as many painful scenes in the
Senate as any other mail who was ever a
member of that body. These scenes, it is
charged in some quarters, were mainly due
to the fact that ho took his “cold tea” too
early in the day. It is or ought to be, gen
erally known that too liberal potations of
cold tea, taken before the morning dews have
had a good chance to disappear will lie more
than likely to cause trouble before night.
The concoction, it is said, had an unusu
ally had effect on Senator Riddleberger,
ami led him to the enactment of scenes that
made him the laughing stock of the other
Senators and an object of derision to the
country. But, say tho Republican Senators,
he lias mended his ways, repudiated cold
tea, is looking neater and better than lie
ever did, and is assiduously endeavoring to
wipe out by good conduct the reproach that
has been east on his name; and in order to
help him in his efforts they are taking him
l>y the hand and bestowing upon him bene
dictions and words of encouragement. This
picture is one that is very creditable to
them, hut is it a true one?
There is a suspicion that the Republican
statesmen have brought about a political
love-feast because they need Mr. ltidilleber
ger’s vote. Tho world is rather cynical,
and, doubtless, will fail to give the kind
hearted Republicans the credit to which
they pretend they are entitled.
Blind Tom’s Future.
The wonderful musical performances of
"Blind Tom” have not (‘harmed the public
ear lately. Tne musically gifted idiot re
tains the strange power that has made his
name a household word, but legal compli
cations have prevented his appearance be
fore the public in a professional capacity.
Last August, after a legal light last
ing nearly two years, he was
given in charge of Mrs. Eliza Be
thune, a daughter-in-law of his former
owner, but Mrs. Betliune’s authority did not
extend beyond the care of whatever estate
he may have hud, and consequently she
was unable, without the special authoriza
tion of the court, to make money out of his
talent. Hhe is now, however, taking steps
in one of the New York courts looking to
the appointment of a trustee for the special
purpose of managing the "Blind Tom Con
certs,” the profits to bo deposited in a trust
company to his credit and that of the com
mittee in charge of him.
Mrs. Bethune's attorney will this week,
he says, move in the United States Court
at Frankfort, Ky., that Tom's mother, as
next of kin, be allowed to bring suit against
the estate of John G. Bethune for the re
covery of $19,000, which he hopes to show
the court ought to be turned over to Tom s
estate. He has already obtained judgment
against the elder Bethune for $7,500, and
there is another suit pending for $200,090,
estimated profit due Tom since he was freed
and jput upon the stage. The attorney
claims that Tom has been very meager ly
compensated, but Gen. Bethune always
maintained that if anything tho gifted idiot
was indebted to him for mnint *nanee and
care. It is not probable that the $200,000 or
any part thereof will be recovered, but the
chances are that the $19,000 will be, and
this sum, added to the $7,500 for which
judgment lias already boon obtained, would
place Torn beyond want, and if he returns
to the stage and lives ten years longer he
will bo one of the wealthiest men of his
A New Orleans paper says that the com
mission recently appointed in New York to
inaugurate a reform in the method of exe
cuting criminals does not mark the login
ning of the agitation in favor of abolishing
the gallows. In his last message to the
Legislature, Gov. McEnery, of Louisiana,
called attention to the barbarity of the
present mode of executing criminals, and
suggested the adoption of some more
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 2,188 k.
The Court House Sales.
An old citizen enters a complaint against
the auction sales in front of the court house
on the first Tuesday in every month. The
substance of his complaint is that the ar
ticles which are offered at these sales em
brace almut. everything from a suspender
button to a lame mule, and that they make
a collection which is far from attractive,
and which occupies a large part of the
space in front of the court house.
The sales call together a crowd of people
who obstruct the entrance to the court
house, and who sometimes interfere proba
bly with tho transaction of business in the
courts. It is also complained that the
articles and the crowd, taken together, do
not present a picture that adds to the at
tractions of Bull street. •
There is no doubt some reason for the
a I sive complaint, and, perhaps, when tho
county builds anew court house provision
will be made for the monthly auction sales
at some other place than under the shallow
of its walls. The custom which sanctions
thee sales in front of the court house is a
verjuold one. and an effort to abolish it
would dou litless he objected to quite strongly.
There are other localities, however,
where the sales could lie con
ducted as satisfactorily as they
are at present, anil if n movement was in
augurated to prevent them from being held
in front of the court house the probabilities
are tout it would lie successful. If the
Judges of the courts should express a desire
for their removal their wishes would doubt
less receive prompt attention.
There is a strong disposition to cling to
olil customs everywhere, and especially in
places where the spirit of conservatism is as
marked as it is in this city. The spirit of
progress gets the upper hand in the long
run as it doubtless will in the present case.
Germs of Fever in Ice.
For some time past a number of physi
cians anil specialists of New York have been
trying to discover the cause of tjphoid fever
in that city, and one of them, Dr. T. Mitchell
Frudden, who has been and is still conduct
ing chemical investigations with ice, is of
the opinion that many cases may be traced
to ice cut from the Hudson river. Ilis
investigations are of widespread interest
and importance. They cover more than
270 samples, taken from different blocks
of ice at the same time. Dr.
Prudden lias established to his own satis
faction that this ice contains tho germs of
disease. In an ordinary drinking glass
holding half a pint of melted average ice ho
found about half a million bacteria of vari
ous kinds. By far the greater number of
bacteria are harmless, so faras is yet known,
but it is claimed to be clearly established
that a largo number of them pro
duce deadly diseases, and may even
promote epidemics of cholera. The popular
belief that freezing kills the bacteria is
shown,to be an erroneous one, as Dr. Prud
den kept them frozen 103 continuous days,
and at the end of that time found that a
formidable percentage survived. Water
polluted by sewage is claimed to contain a
greater number of bacteria than any other,
and along the banks of the Hudson are a
number of populous cities that empty into
that stream their sewage. Poughkeepsie is
one of these cities; Troy, with 50,000, and
Albany, with 90,000 inhabitants, are others.
The ice is gathered indiscriminately as near
as two or three, and as far as sixty, miles
from the ice houses, and it is evident that
the w ater cannot purify its If within the
localities where the ice is cut.
It is possible that Dr. Prudden has made a
very inqiortnnt discovery. It lias not been
ascertained with absolute certainty that
typhoid fever is produced by the bacteria
in the ice from these regions, but it is
not only possible, but highly probable, that
it is, and his suggestion that the New York
Board of Health, or some other authorized
body, be given full control of the ice-har
vesting fields, and establish a system of
thorough inspection of them, is one that
ought to be carefully considered.
The two most sensational events in the
life of the late Gov. Marmnduke, of Mis
souri, are said to lie his duel with Gen.
Marsh Walker in IStixJ, and his capture the
following year by a Federal private. Gen.
Walker was a gallant Confederate officer, as
was also Gov. Marmailuko. Walker’s com
mand was moved to a place where
Marmaduke's was already stationed,
ami ns botli officers held the same rank,
a dispute arose as to which should be rec
ognized as commanding tlio united force.
The dispute became very animated, and
finally Walker ordered Marmaduke under
arrest, and Marmaduke retorted by round
ly denouncing Walker, who felt bound to
notice the insult offered, ami a hostile meet
ing was arranged, resulting in Walker’s
death. Gen. Marmaduke is said to have so
suffered from remorse afterward, as to be
come desperate, and his associates tell many
st,dries of his reckless daring. His hardi
hood seemed to forsake him one day, how
ever, when, mistaking a Federal cavalry
man for a Confederate, he unwittingly al
lowed the latter to aim a carbine at his
breast, and surrendered himself without re
The commission appointed in New York
to investigate the subject of disposing of
murderers lias reported that condomncd
men can lie instantaneously killed by an
electric shot. Of course everybody knew
this before the commission made its report.
They can esoa;>e the horrors of hanging in
other ways, such as taking a dose of laud
anum that will put them in a dreamless
sleep from which they will never wake, hut
the law has not provided for such methods,
holding the one now in vogue good enough.
It seems, however, that the fact of giving
up one's existence as an atonement for a
crime committed is the essence of the law’s
vindication, and if any more humane method
of extinguishing life can be made available
it ought to he adopted. Sheriffs would no
doubt welcome the change.
One of the Boston papers stated this week
that Boston is overrun with sneak thieves,
pickpockets and burglars, and that there
was a carnival of crime there. The other
city papers are making matters particularly
warm for that journal, and accuse it of act
ing frctu malice. It is hard to conceive
how it can be actuated by such a motive,
yet harder to explain how a city of so much
learning can contain such a numerous law
less element. The home of Longfellow,
Holmes and Su livarh opt. ears to be degen
In the person of Miss Woodward, of Lon
don, another name has been added to the list
of fushion’s victims. Miss Woodward was
fou ml by her sister lying on tho floor of her
room. A doctor arrived just in time to see
her die, and pronounced it a case of tight
lacing. The cigarette and tight lacing
habits are two things thnt, in many in
s'a ices, nothing but death cwn check.
A Bad BeginDin*.
From the Philadelphia Press (Pep.)
A luckless strike is a bad beginning for a New
Year. Tim strike and the hist nay of I*B7 should
lx? struck off the calendar together.
Where Protection is Needed.
from the. New York Press ( Rep.)
Put up the bars, Messrs. Congressmen. Oer
many is going to send her Anarchists out of the
country, and we do not want them dumped Into
Able to Hold Out One Day.
from the Baltimore American (Hep.)
For t hose who swore off it was very fortunate
that the drat day of the new year was Sunday.
They were able to keep the vow for cue day, at
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Hard to Explain.
From the. New York World (Dem.)
Why is it that it has been an easy matter to
raise a handsome fund for the Beecher memorial
and an impossibility to raise even a decent one
for (Jeneral ( fraut Y Yet each was a magnificent
type of his class.
From the Philadelphia Record (Dem )
Our esteemed subsidized contemporary the
Press has n t a together lost its self-respect.
It winces a little at the mention of the $20,000
paid to it for the dissemination of its protec
tionist opinions. No newspaper making claim
to thorough independence cun afford to be as
sisted iti that way. Its readers never can after
ward tell whether its opinions rest upon a basis
of conviction or of cash: ami pers ns whom it
assails may doubt whether its criticisms are the
offspring of its mind or or its pocket.
Fait.l'RE in the Yarn Trade—Writing unsuc
cessful novels.— Omaha lice.
Son— Papa, how do they catch lunatics?
Cynical father—With diamond necklaces,
doeolette dresses and fourteen button gloves,
my boy.— Exchange.
Teller (turning to the President, solemnly)—
I do not sec the cashier this morning.
President (dry and solemn)—And I do not see
any cash here, either Drift.
The man whose step-ladder collapsed when he
was hanging his father's portrait, bringing the
picture down on the top of his head, says it is a
striking likeness of the old man.— Boston Com
Robbif Mamma, doesn't it make your hands
warm to spank me?
Mamma Why. yes. Robbie, it does.
Robbie Wouldn't It do just ns well, then,
mamma, to go and hold 'em over the register?
“Oh, yes," said a grumbling beggar, “folks
always helps them as don't need any help. Why,
there's lightnin'; it can git down ti the ground
fast enough all by iLself, and yit folks is all the
time a puttin'up rods for it to slide down on."
Bobby (looking at the new moon)—Ma, is there
really a man in the moon?
Mother That is a popular superstition,Bobby.
Bobby Well, I should think that living in a
moon like that would make him bowlegged.—
New York Sun.
“What's that?" asked a country gentleman
in a music store.
“That ? O. that is used on violins. It is called
a chin rest."
“Chin rest, is it? Well, gimme one. It's just
the sort of thing 1 want fora New Year’s pres
ent for my wife."— Texas Sift inq.i.
Wife (to husband, who has been to New York)
You murmured in your sleep last night, John,
about seeing the elephant in New York.
Husband Er-um did I, my dear?
Wife- Yes, and from the appearance of your
rocketliook, which you left on the manllepiece,
think the elephant must have stepped on it.—
New York Sun.
Me. Porcine (of Chicago)— I That's a fine pic
Picture Dealer—Yes, sir, its a Raphael.
Mr. Porcine How much might it be worth? ,
Picture Dealer—lt is already sold, sir.
Mr. Porcine—Sold? Well you see this man
Raphael, and if he wants to get one like it up for
me he can name his price. — Epoch.
English tot-rist (to citizen, passing White
House grounds: Washington monument in the
distance)- On ei\ I say, y know, what is that
bloomink tall <>lelisk there?
Citizen (politely)—< me of Cleopatra’s needles,
sir. They grow to that size when transplanted
to this soil.
English tourist makes a note of it.— Texas
A porti.y lady endeavored to skate on the ice
at Central Park, but she suddenly sat down,
making a nois<* like an iron safe dropping from
a sixth story window.
A gentleman rap to her assistance and as he
helped her to her f<et, he remarked:
“l presume you are skating for the first time.”
“No, for the lust time," replied the disgusted
female.— Texas Sif 1 1 n<js.
Man (to colored washerwoman >— Look here.
Aunt Millie, l gave you ten white shills, but
you have only brought back eight.
Aunt Millie Rat so, honey ? W’y, how come
Man—You are the one to give the explana
Aunt Millie—Yas, an' it’ plain ernuff, too,
sah. I washed and shirts dis week in raiu water.
Man—But why should the rain water cause
two shirts to be missing?
Aunt MilUe -W'y, de shirts shrunk; dat's w hy.
Georok A. Stewart, yachting editor of the
Boston Globe , has become a partner of Edward
Burgess, the famous yacht designer. They will
make a centre-board combination as a yacht
1). R. Locke, of the Toledo Blade , who has
attained notoriety under the pen name of “Pe
troleum V. Nasby," suffers terribly from dys
pepsia. He is about 60 years of age, and is said
to be worth $500,000, which doesn't make
amends for his dyspepsia torments.
Speaking of the Rev. C. A. Berry's declination
of the call to Plymouth Church. Henry Labou
chore, of London Truth , remarks: “Brooklyn's
loss is our gain. Mr. Berry is an able advocate
of the Gladstone Irish policy, and it would have
been a pity if he had betaken himself to
History repeats itself. President Orevy lost
his position in France because he defended his
son in-law, and now King Kalakaua'scrown is in
danger because the Hawaiian monar h is stick
ing by life brother-in-law. He is the wise ruler
who places his relations to the people above h.s
relations by marriage.
S. S Crandkll, of Ballston. IN. Y.. it will lx?
remembered, recently killed his mother-in-law
and step daughter, seriously wounded his w ife
and then committed suicide. Mrs. C'randell has
had a hard fight for life but will probably recov
er. Her escape fr>m death is considei ed . y phy
ciciaus almost miraculous.
It is a funny rumor that is flying arou* and now'
in literary circles, to wit: that* there is a matri
monial engagement between Mrs. Frank Leslie
and Marshall P. Wilder, the humorist. It is
known that they have beeu attached friends for
several years and have more than once voyaged
in the same vessel to England and return.
Senator Palmer's big house on McPherson
square, Washington, is the eheerisbed of all the
large West End mansions at night, as it rarely
happen* there is a front room unlighted. The
light from the ball jet streams down the path
way. and from the billiard-room in the base
ment to the kitchen on top the floor, it is all
gay with lights. Senator ana Mrs. Palmer are
rarely without guests, and for the Senator's
gentlemen friends his billiard parties are a
Maj. Rathbone. United States Consul General
at Paris, has gained great popularity at the
French capital. By a strange coincidence he
and United States Minister McLane are both
graduates of West Point, mitered the same regi
ment after graduation and now find themselves,
after twenty years of separation, colleagues in
Paris. They both married Southern women.
Mai. Rat hi tone entertains handsomely in Paris
and has shown a great deal of social tact since
he bejian bis Consulship.
Blowitz. the famous Continental correspon
dent of the London limes, has been in low
spirits of late, owing to the death of a favorite
dog The dog was iiLs companion for years and
was. says Blowitz, a source of literary inspira
tion to me." There are those who say, however,
that it would he a much greater loss to Blowitz's
literary fertility should* he be deprived of the
services of Alger, his private secretary. Alger
is a short, thin, red-haired man, possessed of
remarkable energy It has been whispered that
without Alger, Blowitz would nave difficulty in
maintaining his present reputation.
It has just leaked out that the dinner which
Dr. Evans, the famous American dentist, gave
to Mr. Blaine and Minister McLane at liis Paris
ian home recently was the cause of an unpleas
ant episode. Mr. Blaine was placed at the right
band of the host , while Mr. McLane was on the
left. The Minister felt that his position as the
representative of the United States government
entitled him to the seat of honor. Tie left the
house as soon as the dinner was ended. The
following < lay Dr. Evans received a note from
Mr. McLane, in which the writer said that he
did not atteud the dinner “to be insulted.''
BEAUTIFUL FOR SIX MONTHS.
How the Operation of Enamelling a
Woman’B Face is Performed.
Describing the operation of enamelling a
lady* face, a writer in Sanitary Scienre say*:
All the materials for the operation being at
hand, the operator begins to overlay the skin of
his patient with a skin of his own composing.
Me applies the enamel to her face and then to
her bust. This euarnel consists chiefly of white
lead or arsenic, made into a semi-liquid paste.
It requires a good deal of skill to lay it on so
that it shall I>e smooth and not wrinkled, and
two or three hours, and sometimes a much
longer time, are consumed in making a good
job of it. This being done, there yet remains
f he finishing touches and adjuncts of head and
So down she sits again, and he, with his pig
merit of India ink and pencil of camel hair,
paints her eyebrows divinely. Then her cheeks
are inlaid with ‘•plumpers,” which she brings
with her, and wnlch cost her 425. Tbev are
made into pads, and composed of a hard sub
stance, which combines various chemical ma
terials. After the cheeks are thus made to look
like a girl s cheek they are carmined with a
vegetable liquid rouge, laid on with a hare’s
foot. The finale of the make-up is the adjust
ment of the teeth, which, when properly set.
give the mouth a lustre as of opals. The lady
then goes away with a chuckle of deep satisfac
tion as she thinks of the conquests she will
make in the evening in the glare of the lamps,
wax candles and gas. She has a bust as white
as alabaster with shoulders and arms to match,
and warranted to “stand” for six months.
Strange facts these, but such fantastic tricks,
thank beaten, are not at all oointnon in En
gland,how ever t hey may obtain among the ladies
of America. At the same time we fear that our
women are not wholly sans reproche in the
An Old Claim.
From the New York Timex.
W. (\ Reed, of San Francisco, a government
claimant, tells the following story in a jietifion
presented to Congress last week, and just
printed by order of the Senate-
In the year 1885 he chartered a vessel, loaded
it with marine stores, investing his entire for
tune in the enterprise, and set sail forSimoda,
Japan, to establish himself in business in ac
cordance with the treaty negotiated by Com.
Perry. He carried the necessary passport and
papers; but despite treaty, passport and papers,
permission to land was refused nirn. He called
on Com. Rodgers, commanding the American
naval forces, who assured him of his right to do
as he had contemplated, and who lent
his best efforts to secure him in
the right. After several months of diplo
macy the Emperor made a positive re
fusnl to permit the landing, and he turned
homeward. Com. Rodgers wrote him officially
as follows: “I have sufficient forces at my
command to enforce your rights, hut I am not
commissioned to declare w ar with the Japanese
government. I must therefore ask you to w;ith
draw- and return home I report your cast* to
my government, to whom I refer you. Rut in
doing so I am American enough to believe that
it will fully indemnify you against your great
loss.” Reed returned to find himself SBO,OOO in
debt, for his ve >sel, with no market for the stores
he had on hoard. He therefore sent the ship to
the Okhotsk sea to find a market, but she
foundered on the way, a*id he lost everything.
He now sets forth that for ’ thirty
years he has been a petitioner for the re
dress assured him by Com. Rodgers. lie
says the Department of State has declared
his claim valid, and once it has been
passed upon favorably by the Senate and once
bv the House, but never by 'both during the
same Congress. He is informed that there is a
fund of more than $1,000,000 in the possession of
the State Department leing accrued interest on
the Japanese indemnity fund which no one
claims. “Khali 1.” he concludes, “an old man
now in want, fail of my rights because too poor
and too feeble to vigorously urge my claim?
May I not w ith hope and propriety ask of Con
gross to adjust my claim, take prompt action,
and cause to be refunded the money so wrong
fully w rested from me? lam the sole survivor
of the expedition. Both of my Captains are
dead. Com. Rodgers is dead. My jiartner T.
T. Dougherty, is also dead."
The President’s Advice
From the Philadelphia Times.
Jim Chenoweth, of Texas, is one of the men
the new administration brought into power. He
is an Auditor of the Treasury, and wants to be
Land Commissioner in place of the late and not
lamented Sparks. He will hardly have his am
bition satisfied, for when young Congressman
Crane spoke to the President about the mattera
day or two ago, Mr. Cleveland intimated that
the distinguished Texan had better be content
where he is. Jim was in the Texas Legislature
a couple of terms, and was distinguished for the
ferocity with which he attacked the railroads.
He wanted freight carried for nothing, and pas
sengers to be pair! for riding in palace cars. He
thought he could beat old Dave Culberson for
the Congressional nomination up in North Texas,
an*i he stumped the district for six months prior
to the convention. Dave is admitted to be the
laziest mau in Congress, and one of the ablest.
He paid no attention to Chenoweth, but when
the convention met he went up to Jefferson,
w here the convention was held, and made one
speech. The vote was taken, but not a single
ballot was cast for Jim. But Mr. Culberson
wanted him out of the way, and so he got him a
place iu Washington, and as soon as he arrived
there started to make a rumpus. He posed as a
great reformer, and began to get his name in
the papers in a way that marked him out as a
sort of crank. He grew-tired of the notoriety,
gave up his purpose of perfecting the entire
Treasury Department, and has proved a most
sensible and competent officer ever since.
From the Independent.
Friend of ray many years
When the great silence falls at last on me,
Let me not leave to pain and sadden thee
A memory of tears,
But pleasant thoughts alone
Of one who was thy friendship’s honored guest
And drank the wine of consolation pressed
From sorrows of thy own.
I leave with thee a sense
Of hands upheld and trials rendered less—
The unselfish joy which is to helpfulness
Its own great recompense;
The knowledge that from thine,
As from the garments of the Master, stole
Calmness and strength, the virtue which makes
And heals without a sign;
Yea. more, the assurance strong
That love which fails of perfect utterance here,
Lives on to fill the heavenly atmosphere
With its immortal song.
—John ti. Whittier.
Oak Knoll. Dan vers. Mass.
An Italian Bride’s Strange Dressing
From the San Francisco Alla.
A remarkably strange scene was enacled at
the depot opposite the broad gauge ticket win
dow yesterday. A party of Italians, consisting
of four women, one of w hom was a pretty young
woman of 30 years, had come off the boat. It
was a wedding party, or rather the damsel had
come from the country to meet her lover and tie
married. Dusty and travel stained as she was.
she could not possibly meet her intended hus
band. Accordingly the party slipped out of the
stream pouring from the ferry, and gathering
against the bulkhead the young lady com
menced to undress herself.
Regardless of the crowd which soon collected,
she proceeded to strip herself until she was
stauding in a state of almost Eve-like simplicity.
Then stir commenced to don her wedding trous
seau. This was soon accomplished, ana when
the young lady found herself completely ar
rayed for her nuptials she w-alked off with her
party through the laughing crowd, unmindful
both of the laughter she excited or that she had
done anything immodest.
Mrs. Berry Wall in London Society.
London Special to the .Veto York World.
Much gossip is occasioned here by the news of
Berry Wall’s runaway match' with Miss
Melbourne a few days ago. Miss Melbourne is
well known by the American colony. Accom
panied by her sister she came to London during
the season of INB6, and occupied fashionable
apartments at No. 112 Piccadilly, facing Green
Park. Being both beautiful und interesting, the
Misses Melbourne soon got into the swim of
society. Mr. Sattoris, the husband of Nellie
Grant, was their introducer, and soon Mrs.
Cavendish Bentinck adopted them as her par
ticular proteges. In a few weeks the engage
ment of the present Mrs. Berry Wall to Ohas.
Phelps, son of the Minister and second Secre
tary to the American legation here, was an
nounced. The match was sternly opposed by
Minister Phelps and soon was broken orf. The
Misses Melbourne then faded from the social
Agreeable Way to Make Money.
From the iVeto Orleans Picayune.
More than one woman In New Orleans is said
to have "gone to Europe on her camellia bush,"
for a number of up-town ladies are known to
cultivate and sell camellias at a very good profit.
But raising artichokes is still more lucrative
and far less trouble than growing camellias,
and any woman with a strip of ground can in a
short time earn a snug little sum thereby. Arti
chokes require ns little attention ns potatoes,
and grow as easily, and may he sola at $1 a
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Nor vis Green says that J*y Gould could
se‘ tie up and have SOO,OUO,COJ.
Nine cables connect Europe and America.
Altogether there are now in use 113,000 nautical
miles of cable.
Rafael Li na and IVtra Negrete were lately
married in Guanajuato. Mexico. The bride is 'JS
and the groom 99 years old.
"The great American deer stalker," Sir. Win
ans, now controls 219,00.) acres of deer forest
and employs several hundred keepers.
Two East Jordan, Mich., hunters followed a
deer track for six miles a few days ago and than
found that it had been made by a pig.
Ax immense hunting expedition is about to
stai-t for Masai land, the ground of Ryder Hag
gard’s last novel, "Allan Quartermaiu.’
The State Line Coal Company of East Pales
tine, 0., has received a wire rope two miles
long from Liverpool, Eng., to be used in its
An old woman at Phillipsburg, 0., who
owned plenty of real estate and was quite
wealthy, killed herself with poison because she
was afraid she could not pay her taxes.
A scientist states that paralysis among rail
road engineers is increasing, on account of the
rapidity with which trains are rim nowadays,
the constant motion and nervous strain break
ing a man down.
A yocno woman of Bangor. Me., who had
been forbidden by a jealous suitor to go to a
dance with a rival, had the jealous swain ar
rested and lodged in a cell, and she Vent to the
dance with the other fellow.
It is said that scales for weighing diamonds
are brought nearly to that delicacy of balance
which would enable dealers to detect flaw-sin
the stones by minute variation! in weight. They
weigh accurately the G4oth part of a carat.
The latest financial notion in London is an
“exchange” for disposing of superfluous wed
ding presents. At last accounts it was believed
the exchange bad 105,672,480 silver-plated but
ter knives and 702,528,611 pickle dishes on hand.
In Harrisburg, Pa., the other day a goose
escaped from a farmer’s wagon, flew- down the
street and alighted on an electric arc light w ire
The current was on and the goose dropped to
the ground dead. It weighed eighteen pounds.
Turkeys pay in Vermont—when everything
goes well. A Green Mountain farmer made a
net profit of S4O 50 from a single hen turkey
during the past season. That's belter than
raising wheat or cattle —if you have enough
A rich vein of pure Galena lead ore has been
discovered near Monroe, Wis Ten thousand
pounds of ore were taker, out in three days, in
eluding one chunk that weighed 1,500 pounds.
A vast amount of ore is in sight, all of the very
Work on the Potomac flats is progressing.
About 508 acres have lieen reclaimed from the
overflow of the ordinary high tide, and about
6,150,000 cubic yards of the 12,000.000 yards re
quired to fill the flats to the required height have
Another inventor conies to the front w ith a
patent photograph holder to he attached to
tombstones. It is intended to hold the pictures
of the subjects of the memorial tablets, and is
fitted with a sliding cover to protect the photo
graphs from the elements.
A Detroit woman, seeing a thief making
away with her clothes-lines and the clothes
thereon, got hold of the fellow by the throat
and held on till a policeman captured him.
A plucky w oman sometimes does better execu
tion tbau a big man with a revolver.
Fifty-nine survivors of Balaklavi attended
the annual dinner in London, a few- days ago, on
the thirty-third anniversary of the charge; and
in other places on the same day there were ath
letic games, sword contests, sham contests, and
other celebrations of the day by other surviv
Turkey has joined the other European powers
in trying to make this country the dumping
gronnd for its pauper population. One hun
dred Turks landed At Castle Garden Saturday
in a filthy and destitute condition, but they were
detained awaiting the action of the Collector of
Five negro forgers were arrested in I.an
caster, and when brought together began quar
reling violently, accusing one another of treach
ery. This suggested a mode of punishment,
and each was provided with a whalebone whip
and compelled to inflict twenty lashes upon
every one of the others.
Half a do7.kn book agents were arraigned
before a Pennsylvania Judge for obtaining
money through false pretenses. The Judge
field that they had done no more than to tell
falsehoods in order to sell their goods, and that
the law- would not warrant him in imprisoning
them for plain, ordinary lying.
George Riebald, an Idaho pioneer and mine
owner, says that Joaquin Miller named the Ter
ritory “Idaho," being a pure Bannock word,
meaning “Gem of the Mountains." Miller him
self says that the word should lx* pronounced
with the accent on the second syllable, Ida ho,
the “a" having a broad sound.
The sloop Favorite, which recently foundered
near Orient, L. 1., was wrecked by a beach wea
sel which was loaded into the vessel when she
took on a cargo of seaweed. Finding higiself
confined in the hold, the weasel gnawed a hole
in the side of the sloop below the water line, and
the result was that the Favorite foundered.
A distillery in Rappahannock county, Vir
ginia, has tempted twelve stands of bees from
the path of honey and wax and made confirmed
inebriates of them. Before the distillery was
started, their owner, a woman, found the bees
very profitable, but their periodical visits to the
still have made them comparatively worthless.
A oirl who is but 10 years old has been
noticed practicing the arts of the highwayman
upon the streets of Monroe, Mich., lately. The
child confines her attention to children, of
course, and lays particularly for little ones who
have been sent on errands, often robbing them
of considerable sums in cash or quite valuable
bundles of goods.
An orator who recently addressed the Louis
iana Sugar Planters’ Association on the “Great
American Mule" began his effort with these
words: "I do not propose to enter into the his
tory of the mule; he is with us and has come to
stay. Neither horse nor donkey, he is the mug
wump of the animal kingdom—by nature a
kicker and never a swayback."
Alabama is going ahead fast, according to the
reports of a correspondent, who writes that in
ten years the State has increased her taxable
proirarty from $125,030,000 to $215,000,000; and
in the past year Jefferson county, of which Bir
mingham is the county seat, has increased $26,-
000,000 in tax value. The total increase in the
State for the year was $41,091,703.
There has always been suffering in Nebraska
and Kansas in winter, and but few years have
passed without the ice king claiming some vic
tims. The present has been worse than usual,
because the population lias been moving farther
West, and thousands of people have settled in a
new country as yet ill-provided with railroads
and other means of communication.
An old sea captain thinks he has a good
answer for the question: "Where do sea birds
obtain fresh drinking water*” He says that he
has often seen birds far from land that could
furnish water Ilyins around and under storm
clouds, drinking the drops of water as they fell
and chattering like ducks in a pond on a hot
day. They will smell a rain squall 100 miles
away and fly for it with tremendous speed.
Some years aoo a life-convict in State prison
at Jackson, Mich., contributed his entire for
tune to a proposed fundtoestabblisba home for
convicts who have served their time. The fund
has been growing for several years, and enough
has been raised in small subscript ions to war
rant the establishing of a home in the city of
Detroit. Several wealthy persons of that city
have said they would sec that the home is sus
The Nevada City Transcript says: “A gentle
man of this city had the misfortune a few weeks
ago to lose by death his wife. A few days ago
he visited a bank on business and was told by
the cashier that at the time of flic dim! h of hi's
wife she had accumulated and had on deposit in
the institution in her name the sum of ‘jii.ooil
Tlie widower was thunderstruck and could hard
ly believe what the cashier told him. Ho soon
idealized the fact, however, when the oasM r
gave him a certificate of deposit for ti.ut
"You can get a music-box," said a dealer,
"for 50c., and we have some that would cost
you $3,000. The cheap kind will give just one
tune, and only then by turning a erauk. The
$3,000 instrument is a handsomely carved choitv
or mahogany cabinet. In the box is what wo
call a full orchestra. It, consists ur diiuns
cymbals, castanets and flutes, in additnju p, in,’,
ordinary comb. It plays forty-eight tmras
having eight, interchangeable cylinders. Kadi
cylinder plays six tunes; extra cylinders can Ira
purchased at any time, and any piece of music
arranged on the cylinder. The cylinders \ a-v
in price from S2O to S6O each. ‘ 1
Its superior excellence proven in millions of
'lomesfor more than a quarter of a century. It 11
ised by the United States Government. Tn
iorsed by the heads of the Great Universities as
he Strongest- Purest and most Healthful. l)n
’rice’s the only Baking Powder that does not
■ontain Ammonia, Lime or Alum. Sold only in
a “ A PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.
KV VORK. CHICAGO. ST. LOpt*.
A. R. ALTMAYER * CO.
3-Buttoa Tan -99 c.
5-Button Tan $1 2.1
5-Button Black SI 59.
A. R. ALTMAYER & CO.
will close out this week in one
GRAND SALE all the Rem
nants that have accumulated
in the past six months, consist
ing of Remnants of
Laces, Embroideries, Ribbons, Etc.,
Remnants of Black and Colored
Remnants of Black and Colored
SILKS and SATINS
Domestics, Linens, Etc.
The Remnants will be dis
played. on the Bargain Coun
ter in centre aisle ami marked
in plain figures, and we guar
antee that the price asked is
GO percent, less than first cost.
Sale will commence at 8 a. m.
Wishing you all the compli
ments of the season, we remain
, Respectfully Yours,
L B. jjgagr t Cos.
ZOS WEISS CREAM.
FOR THE TEETH
t* made from Nett Material*, contains no Acid9 t
Mlard Grit , or injurious matter
It is Pubi, Refined* Perfect.
Nothing Like It Ever Known.
From Senator Cocufihnll*i takftplM*-
nrp in recommending Zonwcigs on account of lu
efficacy and purity.”
From Mrs, (Jmi. T.ofran’n Dentist, Dr.
F. H. Carroll, Washington, 1). C.—"l have had
ZonwelM analyzed. If Is the moat perfect denti
frice I have ever eeen.”
Ffom Hon. Clian. P. Johnson. Fx. U.
Coy. of Mo.- “ZonweUit cleanses the teeth tlior
pcgnly. Is delicate, convenient, very pleasant, and
loaves no after taste. bou> bt all Diueoiaxa.
Price, 35 cents.
Johnson & Johnson, 23 Cedar 6t., N.T.
For sale by LIPPMAN BROS., Lippmon’i
WATCHES AM) JXWELBT*
X M AS
Is fast approach and e verybody is on the
<jni vive to ouy and to receive
X T OW is the time to make selections. I would,
therefore, extend a cordial invitation to
niv friends and the public to call early and ex
amine my very large and well assorted stock of
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Solid
Silver and Plated Ware,
Which for variety, design, quality and pries*
cannot be surpassed anywhere. All gooaE soIJ
warranted as represented.
(Lyons' 810.-iO, 22U Whitaker
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