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Morning Star and Catnoile Messen*er
Misw O lAlll,. SXDAT,. JIBavAaY s, ib'1.
GEN HBRl IBWB ITEMBS.
E ramlnatlon of 8000 grammar schbool pupils
at Boston shows that about 5 per Oent of the
boys are color blind, and only about one-hall
of 1 per oent of the girls.
Prof. Balrd, of the Smithsooian Institution,
is about establishlng s numberof flah-breeding
stations in the rivers of Tenneeses, for the
protecotion of whioh a State appropriation is
to be made.
Fity-three per ent of the population of
FraPes are eageted in agricalture, 26 per sent
in manfaocturlng and other industries, 14 per
eeat in trade and 4 per oent in the liberal pro
semitons, the remainder being returned as of no
. TheGeographical Sooietp of Paris has taken
the initiatory steps toward forming an emigre.
tion sooiety, whoeb will give information to
those desiring to emigrate regarding all see.
lions of the elvilisod world. It will describe
the advantafge and diasdvantages of emigra.
tlon in detail.
Of the 178.660 men in the ranke of the British
army, not quite 40,000, or about 22 per eent,
are Irish. Aoording to the ratio of population
Ireland should oontribnte aboot 17 per sent.
Bootland oontributes about 7 per nent; her pro
portion should be neasly 10. The strength of
the Irish contingent is In the lnfantry of the
line, but about 82 per cent of tthe mounted
soldiers are Englishmen.
Three months ago the distriot magistrate at
Sorel, Quebeo, was dismissed; nevertheless be
has continued to hold court, having passed
upon fifteen felonies and thirty six misdemeap
ors, and now be has applied for his quarter's
salary. This, however, is not equal to the
case of tbe Chicago magirate, who held
place two years after his lioe was abolished
by the Legislatute, marrying people and issu
ing warrants and executions and boldly over
ruling decisions of the State Supreme Court,
Earoll' the serpent tamer who is creating a
sensation in Paris, was at London some years
ago. when his father suddenly out off sopplies.
At that time the famous Batty, with his liobs,
was all the rage. Karoli thought he would do
as Batty did. Sincs then he has subjected all
the beasts in creation. In 1873 his tigers had
an immense success in London. Later on he
took to taming caimans and pythons. The
three caimans, the Javan python, and the boa
constrictor which Caroii has at the Ohatelet
have been known to him but a few weeks.
It is beooming common to stod children by
express, and a number of boys and girls in dif
ferent parts of the country have been trans.
ferred safely in this way. The express agents
care for their human freight, giving them
meals at hotels along the road and so
commodations in the express oar. When a
transfer is made from one line to another, the
lad or lassie, properly billed, is banded over
to the expressman of that line. A girl was last
week thusee transferred from St. Paul to a village
in northern Michigsn, and she made the trip
When Captain E. B. Ward, the Detroit mil.
ionosire, died, an inventory of his aroperty
was taken and its value placed at $5.377,454 36,
the debts of the estate being scheduled at
$1,440,473 During the three years that have
since elapsed the management of the estate
have bee the ands of men of character
and abilit oess of bringing down
to hard ph '/ ted the assets that they
only am cta ,$50,014 40 as against liabili
ties of $6408,i 56t. Instead of learing $4.000,000
Captain Ward was $290.000 behind. Iron and
mining stocks to the amount of $750,000 are
sobeduled as fit only for the junk dealer.
The Germtn army horses are now fed on
biotuits of three parts each lot rye flor, oat
floor and dextrinated pea floor and one part of
linseed four. The biscuits are made with a
hole in the middle of each, so they can be
strung on sctring and hung to the saddle-bow
or be carried by the trooper around his waist.
Rash biscuit weighs, when baked and dry,
about two ounces. Seven biscuits are broken
up and given to the horse in the morning,
moistened with water, if convenient. other. ise
dry; twelve at noon and seven at night. After
eareful ~xperiment in oamp, on the march and
campaigning, they are repotted by all the
cavalry and artillery e Moore better than oats.
A trooper can easily carry thirty pounds of
these bisonits, which will furnish Lie horse
with full rations for eight days, or will serve,
with forage, for twenty days hard matching.
Freneh scientists continue their experiments
with blue and other colored glass., to asertain
its effect upon animal life. M. Borcard finds
that fly-eggs batch more rapidly under the in
flunene of the blue and violet rays than under
the green. M. Young has been experimenting
with the eggs and young or frogs and trout.
He finds uniformly that violet light hastens
the hatching in a very remarkable man
aer, blue, yellow and all white coming next,
and the red and green rays being injurious;
also, that darkness does not prevent develop
ment, though it delays it considerably ; that
tadpoles deprived of all nourishment die
much qgicker of inanition in the violet and
blue rays than the others, because they con
anms more rapidly their soaumulated ali
mentary stores, and that the mortality up.
pears greater in the colored lights than in
The amount of counterfeit coin in aeonla
tion in the United Stutus Is said to be $2 000,.
000, besides the great tunber of genuine
pieces made frandulrut by the removst f part
of the metal. Woolly spurious coins are al
most always lighter theu the gtod notes hbt
an exception, deearibed by the ~Cieutiie fc Ami
ean, is a $5 piece made of gold and silver, and
really costing the counterfeiter $~: 40 eaoh,
Varioce ingenious modes are used iu astealinu
gold from the coioe. The most conrmmon il
s'weating,' which ma done by using tl:e corn no
the anode in an electru-plating bath, the gold
being ibstraoted from it and deposited on, anr
other eonrface. As unoch as two dollars' wirthl
of gold orn be token in that way from a donhhr
eagle, without making a difference tri, is
readily detected except by weight. A lerr
scientitlo plan is to lile the smooth parts of t;.
torfaco, arid relhnrninb the spote. lThe rurl
extensive fraud is spittiru.g." The operator
as a thbe coin through ueatly, gouges out te
centre rntill only a thin rhell is left, aubbtt
totes a base metal, and jolns the parts skein
The rirg of the coin is destroyed uand the
weight lessened. Sometimes holes are bored
into the edge, and plogs of lead put in.
Ocr Tenure of Life
Depenods in a great measure upon our regard
hrorsenglect of the laws of health. If we rl late
t-m we eannot expect to "make old bones." Bu
that the sps of exzetteoe allotted to a eaturslll
4leats esonesitation, or one which ha been shabs
by dissss may be materially lengtlhened, i s fact o
whIt we have · aily proof. Thre viviying and restor
vthstlaesee of Hoeststtr's Stomush futers upon.
ag physiaque afftrds a striktng illustration of thi
oel~oneiour h oedioate.on to satresgthe the heol
b y tea eyd ditrerlin, eol arnt g ssmiieaion
ared •ppetIte. souns raes. thes cr at brmon b.
os alserred upons tei dethltted by thet suprem
55at5es5. Wgih aohrtenloot esrlehed. a mofre lei
etsds u4 a ervousre sretem trenqnitssd. the oivlid,
ctaraOnsOf thbe itteu, feels that hlr lte-teos
baa lesgr the preeartsuu thiae thee it wss--tJht he
EorlclrO Mti5Xrf[ &LBUtM. - Mr. Philil
Weriet, 1iS O(*ld street, sends us the arst number o
Ms masiest album which hsJasst bean poblLehod. I
* eostess forty pges. prutsS ken fl cfls sheet mush,
plates, giving tbhrte of tbh latest crd most popula
atdiee&s 1ly prehbaslal as4y e thi, album. f4 5
wetrk efnasl o mcmie rq krtbh small sum of .
re ISI sum ,flew.
Dublin atetln,. Ja. II.
The death is announced of Rev. Tha. Kleb
ran, P. P., Swords. On Sunday morning as he I
was about to leave his bouse to celebrate Mam 1
Is h was strioken with apopley. Decased was 1
e about 75 year ef age and bad devoted 50 years
If to the doties of hi asacred ministry, forty of
which he passed in thaeworde parish.
The Kiokham testimonial committee bare
resolved to appeal for aid ontside Ireland. At '
a their last meting anso address t3 the Irish peso
pie of Amerloa was adopted asking them to e
bear a part In the good work of preventing a
man of subch "varied talents, taales integ- a
rity, and great moral worth," as Obarles "
Kictkman from being overwhelmed by adverse c
The death-rate in Dublin last week has ex
1 cited general alarm. It was 51 per thousand, p
while the highest rate in England was only 37.
Three hundred and six deaths were registered
altogether, of which 104 were from diseases of l
5 the respiratory organs and 563 from pymotio
diseases. The deaths from small-pox alone
numbered 22, and we may add that the num
her of new oases admitted to the hospitals In
creased to 72. Thus this terrible disease is
once more epidemio in the oity. d
The Irish Association for the Prevention of o
Intemperance presents this week a report r
which has some noteworthby features. Lord t
I O'fagan, it is announced, has accepted the t
presidency of the asesoiation, and the Duabin al
memorial in favor of the Saturday night early h
closing bill has been signed by 56 Ostholio and
90 Protestant clergymen, 112 doctors, 50 mag
istrates, and 44 town counoillors and poor law c
guardiana. No doubt, many more sigoatures T
will be added before the canvass is completed. t
As to the working of the Sunday closing sot, f
the most satisfaotory reports continue to come ,
to hand. Mr. Lefroy, Q. C., County Coart j
judge of Armagh, presiding at the Ballybot b
qoarter esesions, and Mr. Ferguson, Q.C., pre
radiogiat Maoroom, simnltaneously aunonnoed
few days ago that the Aot had produced the D
TIik DULIN POLICE AND THIS "NEW DEPAST- it
We understand that a considerable amount O
of discontent at present exists in the Metropo. N
litan Police Force. It arises out of two causes w
-a tart and stringent system of floes and an B
onerous increase of duties. The grievance will w
be beat illustrated by an example. It appears nI
that a placard was lately posted about the e
city having the nature of a pronounoement w
from Irish Nationalists in reference to "the new vi
departure." This publioation, when it was a
brought nuder the notice of the authorities, a,
was by them classifed as "seditions." It was of
asoertained where and in bow many places the
placard wasee stook up, and every policeman on
theep "beats"was fined for not tearing it down. tt
Nor was the fine a merely nominal one. It o,
amounted in the ases of inferior constables to a
30a. and it ranged up to 40s. ye
Now, In the first place, a very nice distinc-. t
tion is possible between that whobh is "sedi
tious" and that which borders on sedition, bat
is not actually within the range of the law. If dl
a constablpor any other man poll down a
poster that is legitimate within a certain space d
of time he sulajcta himself to a penalty under a
the common law. But here we have an ordi- ht
nary policeman supposed to have the seamen a
of a practiced lawyer, and to be able to pro- ti
nounce upon matters regarding which a Chief A
Secretary of State was considered at no very
distant period by a learned Judge to have vio
lated the constitution. As a matter of foot,
about forty sergeants and constablea are seb-n h
jected to a duly regulated deduction from their
weekly pay by this tsival omissioo, or rather ft
mistake, and, to boot, it scores against them a 2¬
black mark. telling to their detriment when tt
their promotion comes to be considered. hi
THE EVICTION AT DOWTH. g1
The Drogheda correspondent of the Freeoas, n
writing January 4th. says: p
At long last, and notwithstanding the many al
efforts of praests and people, the Dowtb evio- ti
tion has taken place, and Mr. Thomas Eloock
has been turned out of the house and property el
where for forty years he and his family had re
resided. To day the law took its course, and b
another chapter is added to the bekd roll of t1
evictions connected with the land laws of Ire- a
land. At early dawn this day the signs of e
the draws about to be enacted were displayed. f
Bodies of armed police pasled through the a
town en rokef to the scene of action, and 'he v
wondering people were not long in guesslng ti
the cause of the hasty arrival and departure of ft
these armed men. Toe day was bitterly cold, P
and the crisp frostlay heavilyon road and tield. P
I The air was keen and nipping, and a sharp Il
wind blew from the northwest. After ssetting u
out from Drogheda for the place of eviction as n
Dowtb. some five miles distant, I passed a ft
large body of armed police marching in the e
On arriving at Dowth, another large body of
armed police were drawn up on the roadway
e and resting on their arms. Inside Mr. Elooek's o
d yard, fronting the dwellioghouse, was another
body of polile. In fact, there were as many
I armed police present as would have guarded
the Khyber Pass. The police were drafted f
n from nearly all stations in Meath, and were ii
under the command of BoSub-Inspeotors Purcell, b
of Navan, and Roleigb, of Slane, the Hon. Cap
taie Plackett, R M., being present in lchiefr
e co L masd. A large crowd of the people of the
t district were present, but their demeanour
throughout was most respectful and orderly,
and entirely at variance with the frightened
ideas of those who imagined that there would I
d be riot and bloodshed, and therefore had the t
1. large army of police on the ground. The sub
Ssh'erff of Meath, Mr. Harcourt Lightburne, a
is was. as a matter of course. present with a large
, followvug of "his men." Mr Eloook, who is in
d a very sickly state, was attended on that
,moruing by his physician, Dr. Kelly, of Dreg
i, bId:, aid he gave directions, owing to the
eroasro nature of Mr. Eooek's illness, that his
i ;rital adviser, the 1Rv. P. Callsry, P P.. of
. iie, shabould remain with himnt, as he (Dr. 1
K. Cll ) feared that the exoitatunt attending
roe evictlon might exercise a fatal fiVct on his
,r patient, who might therefore requaire the last
Srate, of his Churhob from his priest. According
Sly Fther Ceallary rematined, and with him hise
. curate, the Rov. Mr. Woods. At half-past
* twelve o'clock the sheriff formally demanded
d possession, and then his bailiffs set briskly to
work in order to remove the furniture from
the dwelling house. Chairs, tables, presses,
sofas, beds, bedding, mirrors, olooks, piotures
-the Chtrisetmes holly and ivy being yet
d wreathed about them-every article which the
Lo house contained-rwere carried out by the
It bailiffs and plied in heapt on the roadside. The
ly police and the people calmly looked on during
a all the time. A little dog, whioh sat beside
orthe door doring the removal of the furniture,
whined and cried esif the poor brats with his
animal instiaot knew that the home of his
Sgood old master was being broken up for ever,
The fires in the kitohen and parlor were then
Spot out and quenched,lnd it only remained to
Seject the owner and proprietor. In the out
Shouses were stored hay,orn, turnipes, potatoes,
r- oattle, and large bales of wool, Mr. Eleocok, i
. addition to his agrioultural pursuits, being
largely egltged in the wool trade. At 1
the reqluest of Father Callary and Mr. G.
H. Kirk, M. P., the sheriff oonosented to delay
, taking possession of the out-ctfoes, as they
or oond not be oleared out in one day, until
Monday, 13th inst., on which day at twelve
t o'olock it was solemnly agreed upon by these
Sgentlemen and by Mr. Eloootk that peaceable
hr possession of them woold be givee ap to the
so sheriff by Mr. Eloock, everythnlog meantime to
ss be removed by him off the land and promise.
The olosing scene was then enascted as Mr. El.
ooek sad his wife wenr about to 'lave tr
bose and home. A covered ear was In waitl
lug ln the yard opposite the eoer. The old s
le n man bore himself with great fortitude and re
he egnation, although m bap, his heart was
s breaking at being for from the home of bie
as boyhood. He tottered rther then walked
ms from the house, leaning on the sem of the good
of ld "Aeorarth rn,"br a rived
at the front doo be g t00 loon lstl n
ering look aroanA. The seembled people weg
e o speotflly took of their hats in salute. There
A was then many a moistened eye, and many a
o- eheek paled, while men drew their batb and I
t o mpressed their lips to keep down the eball- o
ition of feeling whioh the scene oould not but f
Scall forth. Even the polleemen were not on- p
moved spectators. Mr. Mleook and his wife
entered the vehicle, the door of whioh was
olosed by the good priest, and then drove
away. Bout where I Colonel J. Maguire, J.P.,
of Ballinacrad, a neighboring gentleman, a
Id plaoed his house at the disposal of Mr. Eliook e
id in the kindest and most generous manner, and fi
to this hospitable abode Mr. E'oook now wend- n
ofed his way. The shebl's men nailed up and o
oe looked the doors of the dwelling of the ejected b
Stenant, and the sheril now asked to whom
o was he to give posseeion. None of the true
tees appeared, not even their solicitor, Mr. '
is Thompson, but instead two gentlemeun, who
said that they were their representatives, if
drove up on a oar to receive poesession. One C
of them from the ofae of Mr. W. G. Thompson, 8I
of solioitor to the trustees, said be came there to it
rd receive poession, and that his ecmrade was
to remain an the earetaker. The sheriff went,
to the residenoe of Mr. Riobhard Gradwell, a
in short distance off, in order to know to whom
'7 he was to give up possession of the keys of the
Id plaes, uot Mr. Gradwell, he was informed,
9 was not at home. The sheriff then brought d
off the keys in his pocket, and returoed to II
Trim. The police were then marohed away, b
the people scattered, and thus ended the mem- b
orable Dowth eviotion. The furniture on the '[
Sroadside was removed on earts belonging to j
Mr. Eloook in the course of the evening, and
ot brought away to a place of safety.
S Ennis has just lost by death the Very Rev.
e Dean Kenny, who had reaohed his 8ith year. P
He was 64 years in holy orders, and no less w
than 60 in charge of parishes. We get some d
T- Idea of his wonderful life when we learn that 01
he was largely instrumental in returning a
at O'Connell for Clare in 128. He remembered the
0o Most Rev. Dr. MaeManou. Bishop of Kilialoe, i
° who was grand-nnole to Marshal MaoMahon.
n He was taking part in a clerical conference
.11 when news arrived of Waterloo. In May- d
r nooth he was a olaeefellow of the now renown- di
ne ed Arohbishop of Team. During all his life he A
was learned and studious, and he amassed a pi
w vast amount of knowledge, but his activity as i
bs a priest disinolined him to put it in writing.
a+ and the grave closes over a priceless collection
Y of antiquarian and eooleelaetical lore.
Z An old man named Maurioe Irving, was in- to
. terred atBallingaddy ohurohyard, Kilmallock, "
on December 30th. He had lived ru the putri- w
10 arohal age of 103. He was in America five p
years ago, remaining here one month, and re- d
oc turned to dieat home.
Mrs. Bridget Dillon, Lasmagh, Baaagher. h
died on December 30th, at the very advanced D
age of 106 years. Up to the moment cf her
7 demise the deceased retained all'her faculties Ci
Sunimpaired. he was a ouonstant attendant at ti
her daily devotions, and on Cbri.tmas Dsy last ti
i attended Mass. Mrs. Dillon was grandmother t(
n to the Very Rev. Arohdeacon Dillon, Buenos
Ayres, South America
The London correspondent of the Cork Ex
b. amiser telegraphs: C
ir The London Home Role Club is now ready B
or for inauguration, and will be opened on the
a 25th instant. Mr. A M. Sullivan will deliver t
in the inaugoral address, in the course of which a
he will review the present condition of Irish
influence in England, and set forth the
groundson whoich the nltsmate attainment of h
U, national rspirations may be confidently anti.
olpated. Toe club will be literary aa well as at
politiosl,and numbers already between three a
my and four hundred members. including most of 13
o. the prominent Irishmen In London. it
k A econd mooring of the Home Role Confed h
ty eration was held this evening, aeoording to ar
td rangement, to consider the- letter of the Aroh
od bishop of Team and take action in reference
of thereto. A resolution was proposed by Mr.
e- Goulding, seconded by Mr. O'Donnell, and on- B
of noimously adopted, thanking the Archbishop
d. f.r coming to the reone of tie national cause ]
be and identifying himself with the principle of p
he vigorous action. A second resolution,agreeing C
og that hie Grace's reoommendation be practically
of followed up, was adopted, and the meeting f
d, proceeded to disonsi the future policy of the
.. party. It is intended to itsue an address to
rp the Home Rulers in Great Britain and Ireland II
ng urging prresure on toe leaders of the move- ti
at ment, so that it may be forced into working b
a form ont of the confasel and inoperative a
he shape it at present wears,
of AroLbishop MoalIe's letter and a sketch of d
ay Dr. McDevitt, Bisho, of Raphoe, recently de- I
i's oeased, will be found on oneofour inside pages.
d It often happens that children have their E
ed teat deformed by wering ill-fltting shoes, thus, c
re through constant sofferlng., earning the reward of at
i11, badly.shaped foot for life. This is the fault of parents t
I who. through carelessnes or indifference, do not pay
he eufileient attention to the comfort of their Ulittle ones.
,r or, from a mistaken notlon of economy, purchase
ready-made shoes which very seldom can to found [
to fit. If parents underattod the duties of their
ld pesitlon better. if they were more thoughtfal of
be the interests of their children, they would appreciate
ib- the cruelty of this con:se, and only dire necessity won'd
0e, compel them to permit the use of Northern made sboes.
gO But this necessity does not exist, for several of our
factoriers. among them that of our friend J. D. Cras
sttons. EPe1, 26 Frenchmen street, are iaking good, h
the s"tdootial shoes to order at as low pries sa the ready
his made goodes are so!d. Mr. Crasos, faminlarly known
of as Mr. Joe, bhas been in the busineos thlrty 3ears and1 l
r. noows it in all its deall. ' he perfectl sat ecton hbe i
g gives to all oh, call on him is p: oPvel, byhis ev,.r in
his creasict trade lelol frosts all ports cf the City mak
Sit Ine the iime nocresary to cl at his store, which is only
i one LII aefom1 t: Mint. ItpaisstLem well to do so.
led Specisl bargainu at Braeclman's. Advertisoe
to meant on ifth page gives the details.
os, As will be seen by his card on our flift, page,
res our well-known fellow citisen, B. B. Mitchell, has con
yet stantly on band a Alne stock of cisterns f from 100) to
the o,(0 gallons capacity, sr also a lot of clsterns for
' sugar houses. Mr. Mitchell is prepared to make cii.
Sterns to onder at short noties, and will attend tojob
ide carpentoring work with dispatch. Ibeiog a man ef
Smoderate iews. hlia charges srs always resonablse, as
his our resdors will and upon visiting his steam fatary,
bhis I and its5 Nagssinsstreet.
The special attentLion of our readers is called
nt- to the card of M. H. Applegits, aq , which sppears on
Mthe 5th page of tol-day's Moamona trA. Mr. Applegate
in s one of the beet known and meost relib:s gas lters
og and plumnbers ia this city, orders given him always
At beiong filed promptly and to the stisfeotiou of his
0. patrons, both as regards workmanship and charges.
lay Our readers abshould bear in mind that Mr. Applegate
hey h, as oplendid stock of gas Sotures end plumbing
tre material. bought direct from first hbands and, oune
Squently, offtsle at very moderate prices.
the Daring the next thirty days, MHeasre. M. L,
a to IBrnoe & Co., 163 Canal street, will make a srpeeal
se. e le is all winter goods, in order to make room for
El. their spring stock. They guasrantee ausmal kargats.
r Ywoel FZP 8.D POLITIOb.
I DB. LVU BLACZBUR' CANVAaS PNOR GOV
20o01 oP WsaTUCKr.
"A VerZ iagular s~ lto a Praetieal Jok-
Hoew te Late u, mu e Nems Likely
to Mak a ovsser.
It has been forty years or mete since
Dick Menefeo, called "the silver-tongued,"
and the late Judge Robertson were oppos
Slog esandidates for Congress in the distriot
now represented by Joe Blackburn. Mene
I fee was especially popular with the young
people. Young himself and hansoome,
with a voice that afterwards obarmed Con
greet, and a great crowd of visitors to .lie.
tan to him through a speech that lasted
all one afternoon and far into the night, he I
expected to get the vote of every yoang i
fellow that had a sweetheart and every I
married man whose wife hadyet Influenoe I
over him. So be tarried long in Lexington
before taking the stamp against his rather
elderly competitor. But when at last he
went up into the bills, he was amazed to
find that the Judge had developod a popa
larity that bade fair to carry him into
Congress with a rusb. Even the girls were I
throwing all the weight of their influence
in favor of the gray-haired lawyer.
Menefee couldn't make it all out. RBob
ertson didn't seem to be making any
speeches, and the voters could not or would I
not give reason for their change of faith. I
Menefee made ringing speeches in half a I
dozen sohool bouses and from a score of
improvised stands; the people came to I
bear him, listened with great attention,
but wouldn't promise him their votes. i
Then the young orator interviewed the
Judge himself: "And how the devil do you I
manage. it, Robertson t" said he; but the 1
Judge only laughed at him.
That night Menefee was bidden to a 4
party in the nighborhood, and went. He t
was a little late, and, as he entered the I
door, there was Judge Robertson, perched t
on the back of a chair, fiddling away like I
mad, with the lads and lassies dancing t
merrily to the music over the sanded floor. I
The secret was out. ]
But Dick was equal to the occasion. He 1
didn't know how to fiddle, but he could I
dance with the best foot in Kentucky. i
After his first reel-and he picked oat the I
prettiest girl in the room-he sat down be- I
side his partner, where they had a good t
view of the Judge, still fiddling for the J
next set. The Judge was left-handed. 1
"Robertson does fiddle well, and no mis- c
take," said Dick to his fair companion; a
"but you ought to hear him when he fiddles I
with his right hand. Now up here, I sup- I
pose, he thlnks that left handed music will c
do; but down in Lexington he wouldn't I
think of such a thing as playing with his I
left hand." Between Lexington and the e
hill counties there was great jealousy, and s
Dick's poisoned arrow struck home. Of I
course the story spread, not only through a
that neighborhood but to every precinct in c
the hill counties, and Dick was elected
to Congress by a great majority.
This old story illustrates what success' r
in Kentucky politics most often is-a mat- a
ter of sentiment, the enjoyment of a joke,
the faculty of telling a good story. In Owen i
County they are still voting for John C.
Breckinridge for President, because that a
gentleman named a son "Owen," after the I
county had given him the majority that
secured his first election to Congress. Even I
if Proctor Knott were not an able lawyer, I
his Duluth speech will send him back to c
Washington as often as he wants to go; I
and Albert Willis was returned from this'
metropolitan district last November main- u
ly because the people thought his compet- a
itor et.tt.d unfairly to Willis in announcing
himnelf ~a a candidate and beginning an i
active canvass while Willis was still in
Washington, and was thus unable to get an 1
"even start." In politics, as in horse racing, I
Kentucky demands fair play.
It wae a. jke that is said to have given 1
Doctor Luke P. Blackburn, brother of the I
present Congressman from the Ashland 1
District. his tirst idea of becoming Gover- I
nor of Kentucky. The Doctor is a great
framed, generous, wholehearted gentle- 1
man, who likes, above all things, to get the t
laugh on his friends, and he has mannerisms a
that gave them ample chance to laugh at I
him in return. Thl ee years ago there was I
a bitter contest for the gubernatorial nom-.
ination by three very equally matched can
I didates. On the day that the Convention I
met it was thought very likely that all
three would be dropped in the interest of I
harmony and an entirely new man taken 1
up and put through. About noon that day,
Basil Duke, who was John Morgan's chief
of staff, Col. Jilson, Johnston, Henry Wat.
" terson, editor of the Courier Journal, Dick I
" Wintersmith-whom everybody knows- I
V and half a dozen other gentlemen who i
a knew the Doctor well and perhaps had all
° been the victims of his practical joking,
a met, as if by accident, in the Galt Honee
and gathered around the particular chair
in the rotunda which he affected. A few
° minutes later a messenger handed a tele
gram to Col. Johnston.
h"By Jove, Lake," said he, "look at
The despatch was dated Frankfort, and
To Jilson P Johnston, Proprietor Gait House:
M bicCreCory ha, been dropped, end hase people
l have given their solid voto to Luke P. Black
Sburn, the hero of Memphis.
"Oh, nonsense," said the D~ctor "I'm
no politician-" but the Iparty was near
the room where K-ntncky's chief product
is dealt in, and they gave the Doctor
cheery congratulations on the honor done
himi. They had retorned to brir snerats but
amoment when Col. Johneton was handed
another telegram :
. "Ten of Williams' men have gone over to
Blackburn. There isa peufect furor for him.
or if this goes on he'll be nominated with a rush."
SA few minutes later this telegram came:
SWilliame has withdrawn In ifavor of Black
oburn. He'll get It on the next ballot.
'e Then this:
He has been nominated by acclamation.
Telegraph us his aoeptanoe. Don't let him
n Of course there was more rejoicing, and
o, theDoctor, after much peruasoion,thought,
Sif his wife didn't object, be might authorize
hbls friends to consent. Bat he wanted an
, hour to think about it.
Somehow, these friends melted away out
Sof the Gailt Honseealmost before the Doctor
had reached the foot of the stairs, and when
, he came down half an hour later, not one
of them was to be found. The situation
began to dw an on him. It is said that Col.
, Johbbaton had to vacate his hotel for three
ls days and go to Nashville, and that the
ror other gentlemen were missed about town
,.. for not less than a week afterward.
However all tbs nay be, and whethet
the joke did paut the idea into the Doctor's
h ad or not, I am folly of the opinion that
D tee Lake P. Blelbmurn,. "the hero of
M mphis," and herd likewise of half a
so re of other terrible yellow fever. epi
d ice, will, it he lives, be inaugurated
th next Governor of Kentucky. At the
D mocrstic Convention of this euntty,
h d in this city last week, the following
p amble and resolution were adoated by
rea , The people of the County of Jeffer
so have never urged the claims of any citizsen
fo sany State eaoe, and there exists through
on the country an namistakable disposition
to oor our esteemed fellow-oltisn, Dr. Lnke
P. Blackbran, with substantial evidence of
their appreciation by seleeting him as the
standard bearer of the Demoeratle party for
the ofice of Governor of the State of Ken
tuqky, to be elected at the approaobhing An*
gott electiom; and whereas, we recognise the
eminent qalifosations and fitness of Dr. Black
burn to asobharge the duties of the oflioe of
overnor ; therefore be it 4
osroted;'That oar delegates to the State- a
nominating Democratio Convention, to be held I
in the city of Lonulville on the let day of May I
next, be, and are hereby instructed to vote I
for and use all honorable means to secure the
nomination of Dr. Lake P. Blackburn as the I
Democratic nominee of that convention for she I
eMoa of Governor.
County conventions in all parts of Ken
tacky have taken slmilar action, and the
Doctor will be likely to find himself, in the
terms of the spuriotu telegram of three t
years before, put through the cotalog 8tate a
Convention indeed "with a rush."
The old Doctor, before his recent prom- I
ineoce in the yellow fever outbreak of last I
summer, was chiefly, and people thinak
here, unfairly known to the people of the
North through his supposed connection
with the rumored plot to introduce infected
clothing into Northern cities in the time i
of the war. Probably such an atrocious
idea never entered the head of any South
ern man of note; but the matter had o n
investigation by a Congressional committee
at the time, and the Rev. Dr. Stuart Rob
inson, the famous Presbyterian divine of
Louisville, was charged with being at the
head of the scheme. After the war, two
newspapers, one in Chicago and one in
St. Louis, gave renewed currency to the
accuastion. Dr. Robinson promptly
brought suit for libel against both. Prom t
the Chicago paper he got damages for
$25,000. I think, and from that in St.
Louis, $5,000. He remitted both judgments
only stipulating that a fell retraction
should be printed editorially by both jour
nals, which was done. It seems no more
preposterous that a clergyman who was
one of the most prominent figures at the i
Evangelical Alliance, and more lately at
the creat Edinburgh Conference of last
summer, a man honored greatly at home
and abroad for his learning and admirable
personal character, should be guilty of
such a crime, than that this genial physi
clan should be guilty of it-a physician
who bas risked his life over and over again t
in yellow fever epidemics, leaving a lnxu
rious home in a far-or city to go down
among the stricken, without reward of any
sort Et cept the conscionsness of a self
imvired duty that was well performed.
When he was hardly twenty years old,
and just graduated from the Medical Cot
lege, the great cholera epidemic of 1836
was ravaging Kentucky. Villages were
almost depopulated by it. In Versailles ,
three of the five physicians fled, and the'
other two died the same night. Young Dr t
Blackburn volunteered his services and
worked faithfully until the last ease had i
disappeared front the town. There were
several like instances of self-sacrificing
devotion during the next thirty years of e
his life; but the doctor talksilittle of these t
deeds. In the interval before the war
broke out, he had given up his profession,
had married a Southern heiress, and had
settled down on a Mtississippi plantation. i
I think he was attached to one of the Con
federate regiments during the war, but in t
1864, when yellow fever broke out in Ber
muda, he volunteered to go there. He
remained until the end and was rewarded
by a special recognition from Queen Vic
torsa, a medal from Parliament, and ad
dresses from a number of British associa
tions. It was at the time of this epidemic
that the charge above referred to was imade
In 1867 yellow fever appeared in Mem
phis. The doctor was down from Louie
ville before the news had fairly been pro
malgated, and nursed the infected until
the disease had disappeared. In the epi
demic of 1873 he was again prompt to offer
ing his services, and you will remember
the picture that was printed in Harpers'
at the time, of the old doctor seated by a
patient's cot, holding the thin bhand in his
and bending over to catch the dying word.
I don't know how good a physician he is;
Ibut I fancy the secret of his cures rests as
much in his unfailing cheerfulness as in the
medicines he gives.
When Memphis was again stricken last
summer the Doctor hastened- to his old
poet. But the disease spread into southern
Kentucky, and the Doctor came back into
his own State. The stranger coming here
from the North will be struck with this
intense State feeling, and will then under
stand why this son of Kentucky felt com
pelled to give up his patients in Tennessee
to succor those beyond the border. At any
rate he went to Hickman, and was almost
the only physician living there at the end.
How he has escaped 1hren ro many of his
profession have fallen at h:b side, he doe.
not know; but I am very sure that the old
man would not abate a particle of his eno
thusiasm at tie next epidemic, if be felt
that the fever would then at last claim
him as its own. He came back from Hick
man after the frosts, and on the evening
that he reached the city was summoned to
the parlors of the Galt House. There was
a brilliant company of ladies and gentle
men. One Memphis gentleman stepped
forward and presented the decter a hand
some gold medal studded with diamonds,
and thus inscribed :
ai To Do Lcte P. Bo rsIlue ,n
lS8--Testimonl, of Loves nd
SGrUtnds i from Soeuhirn BlefaSee-1878..
The ladies handed him a sailver ship filled
with fl3wers, he reat I asm told the good
old man's eyes filled with tears. "We
meet with joy to-night," said the address,
"again to hail you in full health, and we
call upon the benignant Father above,
whose mercy and kindness send philan
4 thropic hetoes, seach as you, to lighten the
burden of human woes, to bestow upon
you many, many years of happiness. And
Swhen the history of this great pestilence
Sshall be written and the miseries and sn
Sferinge shall be recounted, when the record
shall be made of the immortal heroes who
Maed life ta b life, risked al for
love of humanity, whlt. the etll of dnty
and 'obeyed, gd who truly loved teir
fellow beings at themselves-om that hia.
tory's brightest pageU-wi appear the same
of L. P. Blackburn. For ages oenment -.
have been reared to eroees, but you, sir,
have yourself reared one whone splendor
and excellence outrival thdse of the Isa.
whose endurance will exceed the power o
effacing time. Its column, gratitude; its
base, your countrymen's hearts; its n
scription, 'His mission was acoomptlabed; .
his duties were flfilled; he acme to alle.
viate the sufferings of mankind". -
I wish I might quote to you the Doctor's
speech in full, so manly was it and modest.
He disclaimed credit for himself, baut took
eoasion to tell in glelog terms the stories
of his brother physicians end of the heroic
clergy. You will read with Interest that
aragraph in it which referred to Father
iya, of Chattanooga
I saw the pmre Christian, FPbher Ryat, of
Chattanooga, while his fever was highest,
and aster she fatal symptom hbad:oper e,.
He, from the drat introduntion of the diemu
in that city, had gone from sick **sie@b
had buried the dead and oomforte the silo.
and the bereaved; everyone spoke his praie
in tones of soft and tender afeetioo. He had
been told by his attending physioian that his
attsek was severe and dangerous. He asked
me his condition. I looked into his kind,
intelligenot, benevolent face. I could not de
eive him. I told him there was ittle it any
hope of his recovery. He did not shrink from
the announcement, but seemed to put his hope .
upon that tSavior he had so faithfily served,
and his faith in the bloodstained oroms of his
Redeemer. In the twilight of the moon his
pure spirit passed to its reward in a brighter
and better world. Father Ryan died. I
roold have given this arm to have eared him.
To the Catholics of Ameriae end the world I
rould say, when Father Ryan fell then fell
one of the purest jewels that ever sparkled in
the diadem of your Chureb.
It is not known who first suggested the
name of Dr. Blackburn sq a eandidate for
Governor, but the suggestion ones made
it was hailed from end to end of the State
with immense enthusiasm. One aewspa
persaid: New Orleans made General Jack
son President, Cerro Gorda sent John 8.
Williams to the United Statee Senate and
Hickman and a hundred thousand Ken
tackians will make old Luke Blackburn
Governor." This time the Doctor took
the nomination in earnest. Perhaps he
means to teach the jokers of three years
ago a lesson; but he has been called to
make speeches in every town in the State ;
and uncommonly good speeches they are
said to be. In one Southern Kentucky village
the people-as many ladies as there were
men-came out in force to meet him as he
drove over from a neighboring town, took
ouat the horses, and dragged the carriage
in with shouts. At the hotel they made
Mrs. Blackburn come out on the balcony
and make a speech.
The convention is not to meet until next
May, and I asked an influential Blue
Grass farmer, the other day, if by that
time a reaction would not set in, and the
Doctor lose by the present enthusiasm.
'•No, sir," said be, "people in the cities
may forget, but we farmers have long
As the farmers make up the great body
of the rote in Kentucky it is likely that
Dr. Blackburn will go in by a rousing
majority., "I will be a just Governor if
elected," he said, after the passage of the
Jefferson County resolutions, above given,
'"and not use that office as a stepping-stone
to another. I will use my best efforts to
promote the interests of the common
schools, to improve the rivers and develop
the resources of this grand old Common
wealth." He said that he might err in his
administration of afaire, but it would not
be intentionally, end if he thought that his'
administration should cost him anything
in the esteem of his fellow-citizens he
would, even at the very moment of prom
ised success, reject the office. The Doctor
would rather be Governor of Kentucky
than President of the United States.
THE WORK OFsLIFE.
Take hold of the work of life. my boy,
In as heaes;, earnest way
Tbongb all begin at the oot the bill.
The constant heart and the steadfast will.,
At its top hold regal sway.
Keep time with the Isrob of labor, boy ;
Give your strog right arm full play;
For labor is sweet, and you coin, each hour,
Health. strength and wealth-a three-fold power
In the battle of life to-day.
There Is room in life's columns for all, my boy,
For each a ioed given place ;
Join hands with the bravest and still press on.
And work your way up ere the day be gone,
And gone your unance in the race.
Go, scatter the grain whle yon m, my boy,
Sow the seeds of Honor ad 1iuthId
For lite's selds are crowded with eager leet.
And the blossoming time is esoeedlngly deet,
And fleet are the days of thy youth.
True manliness then will be youts. my boy,
A harvest of bountllul wheat;
And the crown of old-age, an upright soul.
That bas valiently striven to real h the goa',
Will make your earth-life omplete..
Attractive as has always been Mr. G. T.
schi!llig's Millnery Emporium, Bair Work and Fancy
Goods Bausar, to the ladles, It muat prove much more
so now by reason of the many new and teautifult rti
cles that have recently beean gathered within ite walls
from all quarters of the wolid. His assortment
comprises the very latest stysh in milinery materials,
bate and bonnets, a'r goods of every derecriptleLan
the best and meat exl.qisite selections in Jewelry,
combs, fans, b, uhee, ornaments and prf'umery. Fine
shell, Ivory, and pearl jet toodasare made ,pecia.tlcsef.
and hair ic worked into chsins and other ornaments In
the most del:cate manner and w-th exoellenut taste.
Tbe abseoce of good booke in even the poor- -
eat house; wl.l henceforth be inexcusaoblo since the
Vatican Lirard series lfurishes choice books as low as
live rents a volume! And among petiodioca'e.s, wht
can be obesper than the besauitful Are Maria, a twenty
parte weekly pamphlet, at less than tive cents a copy !
Well knowing Jbnt the taste for reading growls sit is
enoournaged, we honestly hope that every reder of th 5
ET5a will look over Mr. Elder's card In this paper and
hasten to avail himself ef the cboke lltsrstare hs is
prepared to supply.
Mr. Braselmsn's advertsleement this week
demands speolIal conesideration from our lady friendas
he offers bargains suoh s seldom can be fannd4 For
instance, In rish Linens he ha 100 plees, 4-4 hetvy,
S4 yards, which he will sell et (S 00; 100 pieces 4-4, se,
at I7 00, and 100 pieee, 4-i4 extra-sne, at 5800. Bsaldes
thease he faers, at hotf-price, 1000 temanantIs of super-.
Sn Iinesa, in outs eof from one to ten yards. It wit be' .
observed also that Mr. Braselmean basJust rseeived a
faull stock of Dr. War'ers Health Corsets, which are
now so Justly popular.
Our country friends would*' osoilt their
Sbest lnteress by communlocatlng wlth thebhounes
L. Btrne & Co., 163 Canal street., with refersence tthe
special sale of dry goods, whibch will take place daring
the next thirty days. sesrs. Byrne AC'o., enJoy a
widely exten4e4 repnatles for the.6ellty esd pres)
titnde-with which they all edtders, a the vry Io 4
rIees st wtoeh they semall thr geds. :