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AND THE 9BUWABE STATE JOURNAL.

iiMlÄGföNi DBLiii tUURgDAY, JtJNÊ 14, 1877,
VOLUME XI.
NUMBER 544.
Ü
nur Lorm.
TUae rales us olL And Ufa. Indeed, la i
The t aus we p l se a e d it eût ere hope
I ten we <
Kueh matt he berae whleh It le hard to hear,
Mnrikgtrsn away whleh it were sweet to
L-*hoSpasall! wh
sl jtt I know
?
the Shepherd levee His
R r'Î^TSTÂà
know,
a.,
cod go.
1<
mo,004 rlw'
I here heea—ok! what, X darn not
riinsA ekenseS. 0*4 JeSgee for us best
'âtetras»- eg
na
st tUnee, sad >ewe too gey sad
llfkt:
Wmtê itiS£, t9MW 4Mp '
Who knows tbs post I sad who mb Judgs
wosssNksrd
wrlgktt
Ak! wee* wa lodged by wkat we might have
i âpâiïtuïü
are a r e ' tee opt to fout
etosps mod smiles bet an
la Heaves ws
—Joua YTabd Howe.
BARBARA'S DIFFICULTY.

Hawkins owed a good deal
to her etep-aaother
could not have oooesaied from herself if
aa
a
to
of
a fact that she
■or father** house had been a very
tens o* discomfort during the dull interim
between her own mother's death and the
Boirai o i te youthful and winning stran
ger who had been somehow persuaded by
! 'r'-f- Hawkins to "come and take keer
toe tittle darter."
The hittory of the next five years, in
id grown from girl
included all the gen
uine sunshine of Barbara's life, and she
*ew to whom that change and a good
tf»ny othgr excellent things were due.
_ '^oe the 'Squire had been gath
4 toTtii" father's, what a notable mana
bad Widow Hawkins proved herself
.«#t he very moderate property he had
It was jurt there that the difficulty was
bow c o min g in, for that which, with such
good m a n age m ent, had kept the two
women very nicely so long as they 1'ved
**q**h«r, could continue to do so only
'"** tuet that state of affairs. ~
S if set apart by itself, would
r name for poverty. True,
ai tor, or at least whioh
the two nearest to a proper condition
•ttstibn, would oare to "marry a
iSn»w," and a step-mother at that,
A-euSsawifo?
"And she understands it," said Barbara
to herself that September afternoon, "as
well as I do. She's as polite to both of
them aa if they were courting her
I must say it's
been very convenient onoe or twice, for
they both like her. In fact, every body likes
her, and that's what makes my position so
very peculiar."
The
A very pretty girl waa Barbara Hawkins;
prattler than her stepmother, and
something; in spite of the
years.
A bit of a belle, too, was the
"heiram" in that unambitious r
means without
characteristics which put the village
goarip a , at times, in mmd of " 'Squire
Hawkins' feet wife."
At the present juncture, however, the
publie Opinion of the Dorcas Society
more'than usually perplexed. The best
ledges of such matters
" guem BO! Emmons is a leetle ahead,"
although this was sure to be followed by
Iff* Murk, " But then, you know, Dan
Gsotart
he's am
ta£*.
widows'
»unity, and by
at
a
.
in
to
inclined to
ten dollar« to Bill's
eight etiddier."
in a worse quandary
about it than the Dorcas Society knew
how to be, for at timee ahe almost
petted her heart of threatening an imper
tinent interference before her head pould
have a fair ohanoe.
"She'd be
ï not
ighty
, and
titled to a third, I sup
pooa." arifioquized the fair maiden, " and
■Wen wonderful hand with her needle.
There's no danger
lota of folka'd
have has
And Barbara did not know it, but a
train of thought very nearly related to
hear own waa at that moment passing
through the mind of the widow, as ahe
■lapped lightly to and fro among the
household duties of which she so kindly
relieved her etep daughter.
"I don't hear the piano," murmured
the soft, low voioe of the widow, "and
ytt I know ahe wanted to practice that
new piece. Young Emmons'll be here
this evening. 1 ought not to say a word
in such a matter. She's old enough to
decide for herself, but why
that Dan Grover's worth five hundred of
him? not to mention hie big form, and
that's something nowadays. I wouldn't
put that in her head, however—not for
ihe world. I've paid dearly enough for
just that sort of a mistake. Better have
rone out to servira or taken in sewing.
That's what I may have to do when
Barbara's married."
Tha nett, tidy figure paused in the
kitchen doorway as she said that, and a
■hade of radneos swept acroes her face.
"live in the house, with Bill Emmons
for the master of it?" "Not I, indeed!
She won't have sense enough to settle on
Dan Grover, I'm afraid. Would I stay,
then, if she did? Not so long aa I oould
earn at beg any other shelter!"
The last exolamation came out with un
neraeeary en er g y , and the widow caught
up a broom and mpde an immediate as
soit on te kitchen floor.
The sweeping
of her starving,
be glad enough to
with them."
and live
of
't she
it
Barbara's morning walk had carried her
prat te fine old homestead of the ,
O rorare, now the rale property of the
promut fondly representative, and «b* ^
noted only too pcecttely the renovating
and be autif y in g process on which Dan
the proceeds of that !
j
very unnecessary in
Barbara had clearly misunderstood her
*top-mote * ,and te widow bad also failed
to penetrate te mind of the 'Squire's
pr e tty and sensible representative.
only too good a reason why
the sheet of musio forwarded by Mr.
Emmons had r«waived so little attention
There
that afternoon.
year's
wheat crop.
n arms, 'she
know, about te extravagant waste with
whi ch te old-fashioned interior was
transforming.
Mor* than one village critic had added
to ktt other valuable thoughts the surmise,
"Looks kinder bad for Bill Emmons;" and
Barbara henetf oould have assured
of their reasoning,
too kind-hearted, however, not
too add to herself : "Bo much the better,
too, for Mrs. Hawkins. Neither Dan nor
1 would object to her living at the old
ptaoa till we oould find a buyer. I only .
wish aha oould mbs the money and bay it
heraelf."
It vu, therefore, m the mis t res s of the
renovated mansion behind the maples at
the tom of the road that Barbara Hawkins
was considering herself when tea time
ras quite willing to hurry
parlor while her ready»
tded stepmother supervised their
tu^^ 1 help " in putting sway the
baok into the
By the time poor Bill
■ _ __long
drudge» in the one taw offioe of the village
where he waa the Junior, and therefore
befhvie the
time Barbara
, ci Till,
hin. to Trick ha Wcttkt bctli^ot
MtiUdcMBU "frciT. him la
M mach better stylo." And jet thot nicht,
of .O nigh to, the youno kajer hod modo
mind to pot htt Mo to the tart
eeiTed
up me ml
"end win
mom than eme mffeotad h— iknirrlnghr
eonrantafft waa tha tanaltaa at tha How
lift tha
te
whaiiaffataafetahttaljhaantifal.
Bid war the trtal to hit iamataant ftd
when all the ekxraenoa of
whleh he was matt e r —and ha had long
considered himself master of the situation
in
as weB—only resulted in obtaining for
him a promue from Barbara that ahe
ouM OMtttalt nef irtep»m other/
"W
ich a change ft would make for her
I should leare her I" 'sighed Barbara.
"Not at all, not at all," eagerly axohumed
IL "She could live With us. you know.
■ "Such
if Ish
BilL "She could live With us, you know-.
erybody likes ter. rill efife I do.
She wouldn't be in the way at all.''
But vain waa all be could say or do,
except that Barbara's vision of the Grover
farm and house may haVe receded some
what aa ehe listened to the pleading of her
sailor. She aim oat hoped Dan might not
come that evening, for not only the pres
ent situation had ita charms, te it might
have its perils as weU. Dan Grover was
not a man to be trifled with, she knew, for
all his quiet, self-contained ways.
And so it was with something of a feel»
ing of relief that Barbara listened, at last,
to the bar of the big kitchen clockstriking
nine.
It was at the same instant that the
shadow* of two who were walking side by
side in the moonlight feH on the gate in a
singularly unified manner ; and then, as
the gate opened, Barbara sprang to her
feet with a slight exolamation. She bad
been sitting close to the low window-seat,
and she had not seen fit, or hsd forgotten,
to light a lamp.
There may or there may not have been
any cause for surprise, but the way of it
had been this : N
things out of the way than Mrs Hawkins
remembered an errand she had in the vil
lage, and had slipped quietly out to per
form It. Nor would no simple matter
have taken two long hours, but that, just
aa the widow was stopping across the little
footbridge at the brook, the form of a tall,
broad-shouldered, vigorous man of, say,
thirty-five summers, stood before her, and
a deep voice remarked :
"Bight about face, please. I want a
bit of a talk with you, and there'd be no
chance for it at the house."
Not a word said the widow, as Dan
Grover drew her arm in his, but ehe
thought, "If h# wants to
Barbara, he's right, for Bill
must be there by this time ! What a fool
she is ! He don't begin to compare with
Dan.'
It must be confessed, however ,that it
seemed wonderfully pleasant,
Dan turned up the shadowy lane toward
the grove, and when he seemed disposed
to put off his express business and to talk
of the farm and the house, and lastly of
himself.
"I have
£v
the tea
o sooner
of
mono
when
around me fixed
as I oould ask for," he remarked,
at length; "bnt I grow lonesome every
day. The tact to, I've determined to have
a wife, if I can get the one I want ; but
there's only one in all the wide world.
I'd be lonelier »than I am now with any
other." »
. "Why don't you speak to her then?"
eaid the widow, with a half-choked feeling
in her throat She's a very sensible girl,
but I don't think it would be right for
to try to influence her. I believe a
woman has no right to marry without
loving."
Quick as lightning—very different from
Dan's ordinary calm, slow style—was his
responsive query: "Have you always
been of that opinion ? Have you acted
it?"
The
his arm was
jerked away
instant, and Barabara'a
step-mother was almost sobbing with angry
ana wounded feelings, m she stepped back
from him, exclaiming, "How dare you!
What have you to do with that? Ask
Barabara for her secrets, if you wilL
Mine are my own."
"Exactly," responded the steady-minded
Dan, but his voice was shaken now in spite
of his self-control "You have told me
part of your secret, Marian Hawkins,
whether you meant to or not I knew you
could never have loved him. Now I will
woman
tell you mine. Yen
without whom I must forever be lonely.
You have been only too faithful to
Barbara,
before."
Rapid, earnest, passionate, grew the
strong man's words as he uttered them,
e closed with a sudden forward
movement. Before the widow knew it,
Dan's
tears betrayed her.
It was too late for
Dan have his
fellow he was too. And when at last the
going homeward, their
the
you would hpve Been it
around her, and even her
ny thing but to let
Such a willful
way
widow insisted
arrival at the gate was signalized by just
such another theft as he nad perpetrated
twenty timee already, for Barbaras excla
mation had been simply, "Kissed her !"
Never was a lamp lit so quickly in all
the world before ; but, between the find
ing and the scratching of the match, Bill
Emmons managed to my—for he was a
fellow of excellent mind—"Perhaps, Bar
bara, that may remove some of
culties."
And Barbara made no reply ; but when
Dan and the widow came into the parlor,
it was not easy to say which of the two
women was blushing most violently.
"It's all right, Bill," remarked
, "I don't know that any explanations
are required. You have
consent."
The virions of te newlv-painted house
had fainted from the mind of Barbara
! Hawkins, but ft wra Dan's remark that
j called her attention to te maimer hi
diffl
Dan.
entire
Emmons. The latter was equal
oooaaion, however, for he replied :
" Well, so long as I've got Barbara's I
don't mind having yours and then he
added quickly, "I say, Dan, you and I
are two fellow* of remarkably good
setae. "
Bo Barbara's difficulty about her etop
mother'« future ae well as her own was
removed from her entirely, and curiously
enough. Dan Grover spent the remainder
of htt natural life in tho unbroken assur
anoe that neither he nor htt «dmji nfrU
. wife had ever known but one lorn
PHILADELPHIAN LETTER.
MMTiMw cmomnrawr Tonern ow
kiMttta and fttaV
Oeertiathe
ties» AS.
Pnuimnu, Sw» 8.—Th. pmJwWI
OMÉon Hou» iav«Uatfka I«
whioh vUi
mh
lag to pepaUf «m ura in tkc
wider flenee, and thew f ee r not oaming
ander the bend of wn m tton o Hem , ie jet
of th. trueot internet, tt »ttwite Ike
a ttanH o n of tko inner oiooa, of tke _
** ' moke opinion, and ita affoota will
eittmotol/ be folt in ofc , wi<tar Ikon the
StaStata iaolimu inTolrad. Il ta n
S n of reform ud k o n ealp iff »K
and il ffutaïba
community will in tiai# fett
M Malta tMtatket conao i omfr or
not TktattUUtargetUrt.tiiMtfm
mût« importent thmt the primeiy relief
given to Importen sod othersJmvte htt
nev with tb<Ouetom House.*! teewttd
that
impression of any
great corruption in thisdepartmendf
there are abuses whioh it is hardly possible
to term less roughly. Wholesale smug
gling at this port, such as has been provad
against the Custom Houses of Hew Tack
but
and Boston, we 4 may gladly believe
tÔ be ÜiiknöWn, but some peotfla think
there ie no fast difference between euch
1 the saddling of a lot Of bto
and
tended workers on Uncle
list, then tfifee tinfy kite
month oonsiste in « gnl"g |
certain dollars for uneArned wages. " This
is bad enough but my original remark
good still, for this sinecure businei
the benefit of partisans on the winning
side is the outgrowth of a tradition and
practice as old
ment and has been until recently
a sort of political higher law, outranking
whatever acta of oongrev there may be on
the subject Men of ordinary, easygoing
hone# have taken the inapeotonhij
without ever intending to inspect Any
thing and clerkships without ever antici
pating to do any such clerking, have
taken them with aoomfortable conscience,
orat most with only a few qnalme, easily
anieted by the reflection that ever ainee
the days of *'01d Hickory," to go no
further bock* men aa good as themselves
had been doing the same thing.
The chief wrong was In the svs
of high personal honor would
such a puce, but
'a
the
pi to*
tha Govern*
tern, a man
notaooept
very few men, compara
tively, have this severe sense of rectitude.
However, a time of blessed change has
come, and assuredly it has its lemon, one
full of promise for the wholesome life of
the Republic. This matter of make-beUevs
political appointments will be the princi
pal point in the investigation, but there
are other important questions relating to
the administration of the Custom House,
the delays visit# upon shippers Ac., whioh
hopelemly de
have long and until
mended inquiry.
PXBMANENT EXHIBITION QUEUE*.
What is to be done to make the Perma
nent Exhibition largely popular f Wo All
admit that it ia a great show, that the ad*
it ev
erv way deserves to soooeed, yet it
■ impossible to get up any grata in
terest in it The truth ia about perceived
that the exhihite in themselves, end won
derful as they are in l! ' _ "
are not a sufficient
show is open every day and people
take their leisure, nor do they feel that
they have to pay as many visits as they
did to the Centennial The present ran
of visitors would crowd the Academy of
Music, and oould not be squeezed into
other building in the oity, but »»ta
slim showing in the huge
ling* Very likely the Exhfbi
For the
Main
tion to
doing as well as possible, yet the result to
depressing. To answer my own question
I should say there are (leaving Sunday
' >g out of the discussion for the
t) but two things to be done:
organize frequent excursions
from surrounding parts, and 2d, to
enlarge the entertainments given.
mmmu
!. To
points are vitaL As to the Aral, some
thing has been already done, and word to
given of other work in the
direction;
the great receipts must oomt that way if
at aU. The second point is more difflîml»
The building to not
suited for theatricals ; instrumental music
by itself is not sufficient, and
vocal musio (except chorus singing)
is out of plaoe. There might be floors for
danoing, though that might offend some
people. Or
to manage.
l
might be tableaux oh a
barred by natural limitation, but things of
the kind mentioned might be attempted.
The risk of fireworks would be too great,
besides which the building would have
to be darkened, and that would not
be the thing for various reasons. If
prejudice could be overborne
would be one of the surest of schemes,for
in that the performance would be given
by the public itself, and experience
teaches that men like the thing« beet
which they have an individual h^ml in.
To make the Main Building popular in
this way, and select at the
would be to make the fortune of te exhi
bition. On these two points however, of
excursion parties and enlarged amuse
ments, depends the success of te
enterprise.
MULLEN OOUBT.
somehow here, whimsically re
minded of the William J. Mullen court in
the exhibition. I do not pretend to report
for you the attractions and beauties of the
big show in detail, but from time to tfa— I
hope to revert to some of its features. I
no appreciative citizen of Wil
will fail to note with admiration
I
mington
Mr. Mullen's contribution to the general
hilarity. Mullen tt one of the beet
of men, but also
vainest. He tt the
prison agent, and he has oollectad in htt
oourt, in te vicinity of the scarcely leas
attractive Art Gallery of the Exhibition, all
the various tributes which have been paid
him in the character of Philanthropist
during a long term of years. We nave
Mullen setting tho prisoner free, in all
manner of shape«—monument, statue,
bust, and laurel wreathed portrait. People
who enjoy the study of personality,
must by no means miss this display,
for ft tt unique. There was another public
character onoe, with a name somewhat
of the
well-known "
similar to Mr. Mullen's,—an actor named
Mullet, who constituted in blw»««if the
* i strength of his dramatic troupe,
who was consequently a rtar of the
first magnitude. I used to know htt Bill
by heart but ean now remember only a
few odds and ends of ft ; ft was all of a
peiee however; it ran something in this
way: Highlander's Broad-sword Combat—
Highlander, Mr. Mulfott;
"Laughing
Hyena," laughing Hyena, Mr. MuUett.
Live Injun on te Black Wire—live Injun
Mr. Mullett. Mullen and Multttt-I pro
test they have many pointa of resemblance.
Yet you muet rightly understand
Mollen has done a great deal of eolid good
ae prison agent; he is funny, but wo often
lough over thing* we like te boat.
me: Mr.
iniver.
much
boon written latterly
publie intimation was
nmrsanonilmfli. Although
been feweamd hTSTS
tes te aellett now taka
netted to soon. Uwes not beU
teas of mtà foil estlid
, but of w!
the
this
eved the
be or*
hatte, btt
Jv 'ruiAfcnfl
or XTommors
âortttt and the
; fe
Prof.
Ohio, hM bMO
to ibo Chafe of
ragnar rnin SfU join onrrimlnm, Of
whioh IkoTa fallj written, will ho panned
hart ik<fr opalin inthomottarof
Tbnetk*
«3!
r
Tha <«j lathoritaaa
of
ivy amdasa
the high rued
whioh
for it
i aooUty can be made to enfler
vitiates the only food of a very large
popolattoB. Oommon sense
class of the
the beet
that tapue
ttitetef cdttsebf
4U othc
unduly wai
hälfet m
ruhout
legal intervention
lite&loM. " * wt* ta**# of the
ipeaktag of tk# ohildren, it ia pleasant
tote that the free excursions will soon
bo oommenood again,—probably next
week if the weather continues
charity if there eft* WA# one ! It
refreshes the
A
true
heart to think of auch
goodness.
Index.
#01 £iVf| MMMTCMÆM,
Qrigbam had made considerable money,
4 eared ft too, so he retired from the
oduea business and invested in six per
oenta.
Then he took a notion that he'd like to
to tiie Legislature.—"it would be so
noruble vou know''—but as he had
in politioe—in
for years,—he
how to so about it
a noticed candidate«'
cards in the papers, announcing them
•dree for offloe, and ho oonoluded
would be about the beat way to start the
spatter, aa it would probably bring
of tha party workers around, and then
everything was plain sailing, as he had
made up Me mind to throw the cash
find uvttÿt
Bah#putsoaid in the mörnlng papers
annomndng himself for the Legalst ore,
"at the urgent .solicitation of many
votera," awl sure enough that afternoon,
t house add to boob as Grignam
7 :
never taken an active part
voted
fact had not
didn't know ex*
Hoe r o oai s he had
that
afo
three
towards him a* if he had known him all
his Ufa, and, Grigham's
jivety^manntr, assured him that he rv
-- better, and asked after the healtii
qf the family generally. Grigham was
wondering when he had seen the fellow
before, when he turned to his comrades
and introduced them by name, stating
that they were the oOoecs of the execu
tive oo mm i tt ee of the party, and had
been looking around for some time for
available candidate to plaoe in nomination
for the LoftoleAuto, and the evening be
fore at their meeting, the oommittee had
settled oh Grigham, and sent them around
If ha would aooept
Now hose was just what Grigham
craving, and for a few
completely overwhelmed with the great
ness that was being —*
Then he fold the elEitne
mitttee wanted him on tha ticket he
perfectly willing to ram. Bo they all again
■hook Grigham weemly by the hand, and
told him be needn't bother Umaelf about
the matter any further, ae he would reoeive
was
be
that if the oom
te nomination aura, and that, with their
party, waa equivalent to election. Then
the^f remarked that te —semant was
for the campaign, and they were
ready to receipt for it. Grigham thought
ft wouldn't do to appear "ctoae" with the
party worker«, so be got te writing
material rea# and told them to make the
rooeipt a
no doubt they oould plaoe this
bttanoe where ft would do good
eervira. The chap' told him that
mme knew how to "get their work in"
better than they, ana declared that
Grigham ought to boa Congre— man, and
they'd do all in their power to make him
one. Then one of the chape slid toe two
hundred dollars into a side pocket,
te llin g Gridtam to be sure and oome
around to the next meeting of te oom
mittee, of whioh he would reoeive notice,
ter left.
Twenty-four hours later the loot linger
ing doubt was dispelled from Grigham'«
mind, by a neighboring politician to whom
he had confided, that the three epruoe
l oo kin g ohape with te elaborate breast
pins, were "strikers" from a neighboring
oity, who made a business or flooring just
euch ambitious individual* aa te
# 200 ,
he had
and
ex
produce dealer.
And Grigham, now thoroughly disgusted
politics, spends moot of his time
running htt hands
wond eri n g
With
thro
his front hair,
how those
knew he
rated to go to te Logisiatara.
But he forgets "the nttie card."
Addison Dunoon, of Luray, Va., te for
te Washington, Cin
cinnati and 84. Louie Narrow Gauge rail
road, accidentally shot and killedhimeelf
at 1 e'etock yratardoy afternoon along te
Une of te road, 10 mitte west of Harrtton
ville, Va. It
an that Mr. Duncan
a forge number of oon
gaged in constructing
the road ; that a guu used by one of the
guards waa lying upon an embankment.
Mr. Duncan took te gun by the muzzled
and drawing ft toward him the hammer
caught on a twig, causing the gun to dia
eharg* te eontants. Twelve forge buck
shots entered Mr. Duncan's breast imme
diately above te heart, killing him in
■tantiy. The deo ta aed had long been a
f ridro t of Luray, and Is related to the
mort influential aid wealthy famille* of the
valley *f Vttgtafe He was shout 46 years
of ago.
viele who
Fio n a Ughtalag
Thursday's Evert Evhnzno and Com
mercial stated that a man William
Louder had Wea struck by Ityhtning and
wan «Bed wh# teftarttp, with several
otenL ta a abed in a atrawbenp field throe
mitt e . frt ta Dover. Tfomah none of the
ured, nearly all
of oettio wore
were rtunned.
atejjflCl
Two
GREAT LOSSES BT FIRE.
*
Ä
rmuonow or rr rwAwn tmot
MMTT TMtTMJ
Raw
Th.
tit ftrta
it «
in
IT S IVXBf
dtc
•ttiona Are, if we take MIS S ' Aha
lorn of &>e, nag anarienood in Bielge
Imt, Mearred ojehMt midnight Than.
dlaeorared n light in thé !tSttOM okw 1 of
Ô Sorer, Sonferd & Som'l footorj. An
alarm woo immediotajj aonndad and tha
whole Am department rwpanded.
rtoiiU tbeeeneu Brid
As is
»
ihe. etroet mate, the
ÏM&.XfSS
Is. but in .the aesntee the
lire
It appears to have originated If* the
dyeing or
mixing room, in the northwest
the third story of the main,
ut that
building, and ran along
reached the dummy, fry
floor until it
means of whioh
the tft&fies
the Are
below. The main building waa 280 feet
long, 00 feet wide, and 4| stories high. To
the top of a high basement the brick
walle w
came à
communicated to
[note thick, but above that
II fee I;, an a two others 10
t high: surmounted bf fe Attic,- all
ported by 12-iqch walls, the windows
48,inohes wide, fed the columns
tern tt# febchs.
It will be seen that tue "e Httle
probability of the walls standing. It is in
oonsequenoe of this fact that the loss of
life occurred while volunteers were
engaged in feinotiag goods from the
building. An entrance was effected in the
office, a one-story building at the north
east corner of the factory, and a dozen or
twenty men rushed in and commenced to
get out the aafe, oo unter end other appur
tenance«. when suddenly mid without
warning to thttee ftlSide the b#ok wall and
then the front wall fell hut: leafing the
two highest walls unsupported. The one
adjoining the offloe leaned outward and as
a shriek went up from hundreds of spec
tators, feU upon the roof of the .office,
crushing through to the basement and
burying in the ruins those who had been
engaged in the re&tiö.
One man who escaped with à gash
his forehead, when interrogated as to
whether anyone remained inside, replied
that there were a dozen in there, whioh
number proves to have been nearly cor
rect, eleven bodies having been recovered,
nearly all of them being fearfully crushed
less burned. At the
time the east end wall also fell, carrying
fire into a wing 110 feet long and 50 feet
wide. This Was also completely des
troyed, together tHth the engine and
boiler rooms adjoining. Tne walls fall
about 12.30,and as soon as possible search
for the missing was commenced, but it
5 o'clock before the first body
recovered. During the next hour eight
found, and by 10.30 two others
taken frotn the ruins. The
lfl
feet
and
had been
names of those recovered are as follows:
O. J. Acker, aged 50 years.
r pd in directing the removal of the
and was found head downward with
limbs burned off to the knees. He leaves
a wife and two children.
George Acker, son of 0. J. Acker, 20
years, crushed, but not badly disfigured.
John Gallagher, 35 years. He leaves a
wife and two children.
Edward O'Toole, SB yean, body
fdderably mangled. He leaves a wifi
children.
Charles F. Dart, 8« yean, badly
and arm and leg burned off. He
wife and four children.
Hugh Smith, 26 years. He leaves a
wife and two children. His remains are
not much burned.
John Maloney, 28 years, hand gone.
William McIntyre,aged 22 years,had his
head completely severed from the body,
identifiai by oards in his pocket.
John Tomlin, 39 years, was burned be
yond recognition, but was recognized by
a watch and ring on his person.
Two other bodies prove to be those of
James Coyne, aged 84, unmarried, and
John Killingbeck. The latter was only
recognizable by his hand, from whioh he
had previously lost fingers, and a truss
his body. This oompletes the list
of killed, II in all. The original building
was erected at a cost of #110,000.
Sanfords have since made extensive addi
tions. Their loss on building, machinery
and stock will reach about #250,000, ou
whioh there is an insurance of #150,000.
about 15,000 hats nearly ready
for shipment, most of which
troyed.
The hat shop at this time gave employ
ment to 250 hands, but
He was
oon
e and
crashed
leaves a
He
-
The
There
des
to have started
with a full forra. The Sanfords say
they will sell or lease, rather than put up
factory, without better facilities for
uishing a fire. The bad hose
every floor, but no water could be had.
The coroner's jury were in session all
e afternoon, and after an exhaustive
amination rendered the following unani
mous verdict:
extin
the
The jury find that 11 persons came to
their deaths by the falling of tho east
wall of Glover, Sanford A Son's factory,
oaused by the burning of the building.
They further find that the supply of
water from the hydrants was wholly inade
â uate. Had there been sufficient water
ie fire department would have stopped
the conflagration whioh caused the falling
of tho walls.
THB GREAT OALVS8TOM FIRE.
At 3.30 o'clock yesterday morning a fire
broke out in the kitchen of the New York
restaurant, on Market street, near Twenty
second street Galveston, Texas, and spread
ing north and east was not extinguished
until it hsd destroyed nearly all the build
ings between Market street and the bay
and Twenty-first and Twenty-second
streets. After consuming a number of
shops and retail stores
the fire crossed an alley and attacked the
Grand Southern Hotel, Murphy A Brockle
man's hardware establishment and several
frame buildingB
Mechanic ^street, J the
ington Hotel, Odd Fell
Market street
tho south side of
old Wash
' Hall,(8eelig
■on's Bank, the First National Bank, Marx
A Kempner's wholesale grocery house,
Jaoobs A Beckhardt's wholesale clothing
house, T. C. Thompson A Co.'s wholesale
drug house, J. 8. Brown A Co.'s whole
sale hardware house, Bartlett A Ce.'s ship
■tores, George Schneider A Co. 's wholesale
grooery house. AH on te south ride of
te strand wen destroyed.
■trana LAE Blum's
Crossing te
wholesale dry goods house, A. C.
Crawford A Ban's crockery house, G.
SoeUguoa A Co.'s grocer y house, Friburg,
Klein, A Oo.'s liquor store, D. T. Ayre's
p ooeey , te Cotton Exchange and other
buildings were destroyed. The total num
ber of buildiug* destroyed tt 26. Eastern
and Northern insurance companies lose
heavily. L. A H. Blum lose on stock
#600,000, and on building about #150,000;
insurance about #660,000. Man à
Wompner'e lose en etoc* iS é*m #107.000,
fed on buildig g_#32,00Q ; fuHy M M Ui i A f
m , ' Jte: Mto
tmMin*. »fitol* inüÜïiiMni
«.£3rä£Sttm
het wll not, H is thought, exceed #*0,000.
Tile
the
ml tan*
tarsus
it
delei, 8t Obvie*. Philip sod First «tenta,
wan burned yeeterday. Lov vttaoatsd
*
M $>0,000.
vtootmJ» MMrmMxtor.
■.laMM-kMtttttaf hltrirm' i
Jm (»«• a* Soon
oven Oot-* tio"
The
tow«,
Wodneedaj mornlffffj
At 10.80 o'efeok So
for tke pert
fti
At È cfm
ddfevs! eW
pects of the —, ...
several oflloisl duties psffSttsed
oonrse of the past year. He B
the diocese healthy and prom
the
,ef
Of
ylteiB
the eon
vention proceeded to the Sleottte
clerical and 8 lay depute to the
Convention, appointed to mdeft Jn Boston
in October next. The balloting waa eott
■ " 4 * o'clock, resumed at 7.S0
fed p e te tad in entU t o'alook
y morning, idken ftp Again ttmrtly
after 9 o'olook. and dobed at ll o'dOok,
Witt* the föDbwihgfestdt :
Clerical debifle#/ Ejtfo: L JL B.
Brooks, of Seaford, Benjanufl #. tkwigtta.
of Georgetown, J. Leighton MoKtn n, of
Milford, T. G. LttteU, of Wilmington.
Lsy Depute i Meows. 8. M. Ouvtts, W.
J. FeU, GeÔéft*t
af that
General
it
P.,
Thu
T.
Ma
P.
H.
H.
The
- --, pro
to the election of (he
committee and on tha flnt
ceeded
following were choeen: Revs.
Spenoer, L. W. Gibson, J. A. mono
—, öTifee Laity, 8. M. Curtis, Dr.
Hontoe Wit.'
ballot
C. 8.
and;
customary cTHJ^totTf jfftoterwaa
i Tuesday evening, the Kef. WnBam
addressing the children and
the Rev. Dr. Frost the t each er e. On
The
held
D. Hanson
Thursday evening the annual mission ory
meeting, displaoed from Wed
ing bÿ the ÿlfofehff btohiesi
vention, was held id 0L rf
Admirable and
made by the Rev
the Rev. Dr. Frost, of Wilmington,
the Bishop who closed the serrioes
d the apoetalio benediction.
fc
of
etiitpg ad dr ess ee were
. L. W. Gibson,of Dover.
with
prayer
Anne* i o coRAMMromMjm,
Useful Uinta I« Those Who Write tor
Tko 1**00*.
Tsa
Bir
The Burlington Hé * ttq
eellent advice to correapon
Never write with pen or
gether too plain,and doesn't hold the mind
of the editor and printers closely enough
to their work.
iras this ex*
af
te
' you are oompttlad to use ink, never
that vulgarity knöTü ft# teUetting
If you drop a blot of ihi fltt tta
If
be
pad.
paper, lick it off. The intelligent
pod tor loves nothing so dearly m to road
through the smear this will make across
80 words. We have seen him hang
20
over such a piece of copy
swearing like a pirate all the
that good.
Don't punctuate.
S unctuate all manuscript sent
m't use capitals. Then we can punctuate
and capitalize to snH ourselves, and your
it in print, will
does not please you. this
8
We prefer to
artiole, when
astonish
Don't try to write too pb
sign of plebeian origin and
breeding. Poor writing to
of genius. It's about tne o
of genius that a great many men pome—.
Scrawl your article with eves saut and
make every word as illegible i
We get the same prioe for it from the rag
man as though it were covered with
copper-p
Avoid
i/it
g
. It to a
Mr.
ae you
late sentences.
painstaking
names. We know the full
, woman, and child in the
States, and the merest hint to a
sufficient. For instance, if you write a
character something like a drunken figure
"8," and then draw a wavy line, and the
letter M and another waving line, we will
know at onoe that you mean Maine!
Merrison, even though you may think you
mean "Lemuel Messenger." It to â ntt
mistake that proper names should bo
written plainly,
Always write on both sides of the paper,
and when you have filled both sides of
every paper, trail a line up and down
every margin, and back to the
first page, closing your artiole by writing
the signature just above the data. How
do love to get hold of the man who
sends them. Just for 19 minutes. Alone,
in the woods, with a cannon in our kip
pocket. Revenge is sweet; yum, yum,
yum.
Lay your pape» on the ground when
write—the rougher the ground th*
aU
proper
of every
United
te
be
rion
name
* is
Of
top of te
had
tter.
Coarse brown wra
best for writing your
tear down an old circus pooler and
side of it with a pan
pping-paper tt the
artiriee oo. If you
write on the pasty
stick, it will do still better.
When your article tt completed, crunch
your paper in
three
This rubs off the superfluous
vour pocket, and carry ft
days before
all
to
fu
two
ft in.
and makes it lighter to handle.
If you can think of ft, lose ana
of the middle of your article,
easily supply
love to do it. We hav* nothing else ta do!
A rrlfhteari Town
of
On Wednesday evening, a singular look
ing and disguised tramp visited tke town
of New London. His ways and talk were
peculiar enough to raise suspicion. An
attempt was made to arrest him, but not
carried out. Two other*
iug around. The tramp
bar room and guarded by men. At a late
to
on.
was looked in te
in
of
hour peculiar noieee were heard, he ten
wanting out to go to the barn and sleep.
The store window of L F. Iredell had
been disturbed, arousing the family they
went to see, but the soamps oould not be
seen. The town was soon aroused by
revolver shots, bells ringing, Ae., even
of the female sex guarded themselves
with pitch forks, knives, Ac. It appeal
they kept better guard tea te aa In
the morning the tramp
others have not been
of
.»r.Aynv.
The Russian Oourt invited Dr. Ayer and
his family to the Archduke's wedding in
the Royal Palaoe. This distinction wm
arded him not only I tins ns« he wan an
American, but also because htt
— — as a
physician had become fovenabty known in
Rueria, on ita pai ge 'round te wucld.

SC
I el BMW
Without
hating
r which
«MMspIttedsnyef the
it
tt
S*e
in May is
CTSf wfte BsH i b I Hbekley in tensed
toredTOiril w I SMS. Tfe
* JH« *> ■ Be» tmt far omdt
ZSK
«tub. dwiiMwi
m
moke os effort to toko
of the hand , of eooh men na
HttLittfST
number of
repr
■ran *f tha different mllrentie^n
tai|ram> ttnffe were alto p r êt an t.
Dr.
wus opened wifhansddrsv
of Philsdelphis, who
fe;
-a^jw -d"Ä53
0 vid could be dOB*
ter 4* oants s ton.
Th*
«■a, M he could
*SE
York.
ainutts of tha last masting
weft adopted, Ihe repost of the oommitte*
,ef ttflavfttfettmB, who bad the subject
Of * safeattcc af teght given them at last
"ltoa.V t^Eni ititil t*irt tin urn
VMvhadmtt Mr. Hiuddey la hieottoe
it was avvd that the committee would
adjourfl to a fatum day, whan oflttials
from aO the grand tronk raUroada
A sub-oommff#e* ad flvewao
they met thelfdftowing
__ ne 6th, in Mr. Hinckley's
otBeei Isaac Hinckley, President
P., V, A B. B. R., A. i. Oaeeett,
H. Ï. t n. it
Freight Agent Feataeylvantt ' railroad ;
Chartes E. Pugh, General Agent Pennsyl
vania railroad ; Charles Bock well, General
it Agent N. Y. A H. H. AH. railroad;
Freight Agent
railroad ï F. Thompson.
Gendfil Manager PenhsyHrnu* railroad;
T. K Btufod, a A O. nUroffd j W. T.
BÎoak, P. A R. milrad ; Ohâriea K. Id.,
Ma ta Ham artotk F.,W. A a nil
Mfct A Off ta ttff iMtwMn Ml thm
P. Otaris Genen#
Manager
Griffith,
W, T.
I
General
and the
oom
bom The result
not
the oommtftfer tftrt Mr. Hinckley,
k hie matter of transportation, in
I Mr. Biggs,
by Utter, what attkm
Arrange
fc
mente were
stated to have been completed to ran
e* ears to any point in the West
flittttii, and a réduction or on per
made id Aft potato West of the Ohio
river.
The
report of the oommittee being fln
a l e tt er from Charles K. Ida waa
give in full :
Pam&MtLPBZA, June 6th, 1677.
Hoh. B. T. Biooa, Chairman Oommet
Tsa Peach Growers' Convention. —Dear
Bir :—Aftof cons ul ta ti on with the ofloers
af tha Femmtlttnta Railroad Company,
tttipmente of
ÎÂ
te
have
to the currant
i The rates to all
Wattm potato to be red tided M per
fraoa Ihie* ta fore* in 1871, andre
be named to all principal potato on the
ltaa af te Pennsylvania railroad, its
hnsÉMi tel sennieHoeis based on the
Anpty hatatstt ratarned MfoUowa : For
sc
thee* hi foiet hi
Empty baskets returned at 2 oenta each
te Jersey Oity. It to understood in
this oo nn e o tio n that the chartered oar
a ffistanoe of 100 to 199
a distance of 800 to 499 miles,
8 omatt; for a dtotanoe of 500 to 1,000
atitto, 4 oenta. Rates to Jersey City and
1676.
g ttent^Jje ealqfora in fofee, will be
and that the basis erf oalouta
ba tor oarloada of 16,000 pounds.
Charles K. Id*.
Master of Transportation.
Gov. Gasten moved that the report be
sustained by
rejected, and the motion waa
Mr. Samuel Townsend. As this was the
main question ft was opened for lengthy
Mr. Townsend mid the oommittee had
■fully by te railroad
offloiale. and he hoped their attempt to do
away with the present manner of procur
would be discountenanced.
R. B. Griffith eaid he did not want
te proposition rejected precipitately. He
oould see the object of it to be to do away
with te return of empties, which would
be to aU growe r * a great advantage, as
they oould pel a reduction from commis
rion men and carters if empty basket«
"K
wen not to be returned. Who ever heard
Of empty ooffee boxes being returned or
or date boxeB being
empty
expeoted. The present system
tueiuy be done sway with and
pty orange,
it book ? No
had
would even
why not now. Cheap baskets could be
secured.
Mr. Townsend raid that though baskets
were now 7 rants each, adopt that propo
sition and they would soon be up to 15
cents.
I
8. 8. Hoff stated that a manufacturer
had informed him that a basket strong
shipment could be fur
for 5 rants m any quantity, and
that he believed that sum oould be raved
through cartage and commission.
An extended dtteusrion followed, par
ticipated in by Maare. Townsend, Biggs,
Hon, Mills, Smith, Cochran and others.
enough
ntthed
tor one
lengthy, and often tedious, that
all interest in Gov. Cochran's motion aub
Gov. Cochran finally withdrew
motion, and a resolution
retaining the committee, with instruction*
to seek further proposition« and especially
fu rt her reduction of rata*.
Altar
other small matters were
■staled, te meeting adjourned to meet
■gain oo June 23d, in Middletown.
On* thousand shingles fold four inchee
to te weather will oover
hun
dred square feet of eurfooe, and five
pounds of shingle nails will fasten them
on.
One fifth more riding and flooring is
needed than te number of square feet of
surface to be covered, because of the fop
in te riding and matching of te floor
One thousand lathes will oover 70 yi
of eurfooe, and 11 pounds of lath-nails will
yards
light bnehsls of good lime, 16 bushels
of sand, and one bushel of hair will make
A aoid of rtono, 8 bushels *of lime, and
eonbée yard of nad will lay 100 cubic
_of brick wiU lay 1 foot in
hatahth on a ohiamey, 6 bricks in a
wilT make a fee 8 inches wide i__
taahee long, and 8 bricks in a oouree will
make a flue # tehee wide and 16 inches
Mr. Water, of te London Timet, eayi
that American lager can ba drunk freely
■ te c at injurious ^eci.
HERE AND THERE.
it on.
as mach aawe
popnaman.
**#•00,660 worth of water
Hai«nrba«taMB»Mi> Iktbwl.
»W* S*
tarn out
Phjtto, far the moat pmt, in'n enhetttate
itai
k's
The N. T. holla'll
* Inn
•mrw, . .myae^ i feofeStS.
i CESSÂT"
tt M fest
The avenge length of lift of Am ettt a n
presidents has been 79 years.
Every moment deprlvv us of a portion
of Mfs. [Gloomy exohamge.J
We take Japan's whole he erop ytt aha
buys oompanttotty Utfe of no.
Boston will eafety and thriftily ohorrve
the Fourth without pyrodtehuioj
Juliets, ie played at Booth's, H. T.
Qakey Hall, much broken, tott
leaaly around the London gardens.
Ceorgl # a fugitive tnm juste ia
o hate "m ina i htt was hing "
la
It ia fourni tt# a wnwaea, urn,
"strychained te deptated'e eo ff se."
A Carolina débatte
the foreign war is no good to I ta n te
A good suggestion is Ilka a eryfof baby
a oonoert; it ought to be carried out.
Carlyle says young men r ea ch the max~ *
imum of detoetobflHy about the age of 25.
iavd# 1 *®*
Fred Doeglam for not kttping thei* cauta,
The
rear," ia a ttgn on Gantt ta rn t, Mew York. *
A young-!-11^ T-!_1
spring telegraphs borna r " Fatted ealf for
one.''
The mason to «wap spruoe gum over
the front gale has arrived.— IFMtdAnR
Tin mc.
backed and low-mated, tt a dr aaa tag -rpoa»
nOTeltj. '
Alexander H. Stephens And# hie obit«
ties a great help in writing
Mography.
etojptome a raÿ ww »
eluttve
and delusive cota.
There is to be a etyU of bate this
mar on the Turkish plan; whleh ought to
be rather fes-tiv*.
Deep square collars of white and bin#
td ptak Torchon
tnettttU
laoa are mueh in vogue
for
of te peat
We didn't know that tha gratia, maairtt
mosquito was tt aff inclined to drink, yet
we me people putting *P tee for them.—
Hercuiaa wool knit
in at short Interval—the peettiett bring of
Boms of te beet ttdtoe of Japan have
for wonyn in the Orient.
▲ novelty in brnttkerahiefe
te ce n tra of white l inen, with
EX
l n high
much fea
to h a t ed for many
pews round she might not fool so vain.
knew how
The ooming man in short troaosn, with
marbles, prom to— to add novelty and
variety to the record of etrott a—idnnte.
The streets in front of employ—ant
d obetructed
offices in San Francisco are so
ten seeking
petitioned
lately
nkoaieke.
hen raked i
Thera
what was
waa an old doctor who, w!
good for mosquitoes, wrote bask :
do you suppose I ran tell unira#
the mosquito?"
fashionable hose forehlldrea
"How
what alls
The
are te French, ribbed with plaide f cen se d
by a loop stitch of colored rawing talk,
about midway of the «tacking. Thera
bora are in te paient sh odea.
The Philadelphia police are to carry
rattan canes this summer, and ft tt a auery
with them how they are tt» knock dow n
cripple etrangers for life
te Hew York police.
neatly as do
"Ah," he raid, "another circus in town
sec the white tent in te diet sura." He
near-righted, however, and ft proved
Gilt and silver buttons are very ranch
worn now, to match the tinsel braids eo
much need to trim jnnlonaiera
effect tt particularly briluata at ntabt, te
gilt looking well lrith cardinal tnmmlng
and te rilver with blue.
A woman may give intellect, geni
virtue to a p ro f rario n and fall t
patronage; but if te earn# woman w
put on ughta and stag a oomio eon«
citizens of our g reat republic would fill
house, and applaud unt &tey
—Danbury Iftton.
A girl who
The
us and
to find
to
the
the
«an put a
pantatnmie
a pafar of
who
but she ia of more real
yellow ground, i
value m the
Bulk**.
One of the very ptae tree riilDiage which
ka up the bridal dower—hee
weight in silver—of Mrs. Chief Juetio*
Bewail, of Ms eaohhartta, has lately been
plaeed in the old Month Exhibition. Th*
Bewail family hav* «arafufly preserved it
oommunity. —NorwicA
bel
to
for two ceaturtta.
A complaint is made against the in.
creaeed expense of ftiaw a tt One reason
of this oerttt that oonraay friande want to
Danbury JFmn.
The
n deoe iv ed port to warble
thnety:
A'd l took all br ■ id «Miede« off,
A 2 i°,v!OT«S 5 tttyr k
By dees rads all day. a'd toted,
A'd b ed t riée d*d*t ta ady eood :
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