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JAS. BOBELETETER, Proprietor.
2JEW ULM MINNESOTA
CURRENT TOPICS,
John McCullough was at one time play
ing Virgmius in Syracuse, N. Y. In the
drama occurs the line, "There is no pub
lic virtue left in Syracuse." Scarcely had
the tragedian sounded the words, when ft
snan in the parquette sprang to his feet
exclaiming "No, by jingo, nor in Utiky
cither."
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As an indication of the rapidity with
"which Christianity is making its way in
Japan, it is stated that one of the leading
printing offices in Takio has begun the
publication of a paper in the interests of
ike Christian religion as a matter of en
terprise. II is solely a native [undertaking,
none of the missionaries having anything
to do with it.
The criminal classes in somo of the
Western States are imitating the Mollie
Maguires by "putting out of the way"
the men Who are most active in suppress
ing lawlessness. The last victim is Dr.
Daniel Pierson, an Illinois physician of
frigh standing, who was murdered by
some one whoin he, as a member of a
Board of Town Trustees, had assisted to
punish.
Tt was found recently in Cincinnati
hat while there were at least 10,000 men
In the numerous saloons and beer-gai
dens of the city Sunday night, only 13,-
487 persons attended all the Protestant
churches of the city Sunday morning,
though the Catholic churches made a
better showing. Of the 12,487, the Meth
odist churches had 2,575, the Presbyterian
2,211, the Baptist 1,108, and the Protest
ant Episcopal 1,116.
The London Lancet says that ague is
now such a rare disease in England that
researches into its pathology and etiology
iave been little prosecuted of late. The
majority of medical writers hold that the
sole cause of fever and ague is the pre
valence of marshes, but there is strong
evidence to prove that water has much to
do with it. The Lancet points to the
prevalence of the malady at Cyprus as of
fering an excellant opportunity for a
careful inquiry at the instance of the
Government. The sick list there has not
decreased.
Statistics of Bible societies indicate no
diminution in the vigor with which the
scriptures are circulated. The New York
society last year distributed 89,854 copies,
of which 4,233 were given to hotels and
public institutions, 40,698 to seafaring
men, and 32,433 to immigrants who
arrived at Castle Garden, New York
T?rom Philadelphia, since January, over
0.000 Bibles have been sent to Australia
and the Antipodes. At the Paris Ex
hibition the number given away largely
exceeds a million.
4
Mrs. Hayes recently received at the
"White House the seventy-three female
delegates to the Women's National
Christian Temperance Union. Two of
the ladies made speeches and the Presi
dent cordially responded, saying that
Mrs. Hayes would show the company the
itouse, that they might see what kind of
a housekeeper she was. Accordingly
Mrs. Hayes escorted them through the
mansion, presenting flowers to the two
speakers. One of the glass globes of the
chandeliers happening to fall during the
reception, each lady carried off a piece as
& souvenir.
The world owes, in the form of bonded
debts about 23,000 millions of dollars.
The best estimates of the amount of gold
a the world gives it at 10,000 million of
dollars. Yet the world is asked to do
all its business and to pay all its debts in
gold. A few banking houses in Europe
own most of this gold and own most of
the mines that produce gold. The figures
and the fact tell the storythese few
owners have the business of the world at
their mercy, and can make a panic like
that of 1873 whenever ey want to do it.
About the only hope there is for the pay
ment of this enormous debt is through
the Millerites.
Miss Clara Louise Kellogg, when show
ing her jewels to a Chicago reporter the
other day, is quoted as relating this story
concerning one of her bracelets: "Years
ago when I was in England with my
father and mother, the Duchess of Somer
set showed us a great deal of attention,
and among other guests we were invited
to meet were the Duke and Duchess of
^Newcastle. They, of course, entertained
.a great deal, and during the races at
Brighton filled their house with guests.
The first day or two of the races the Duke,
who had bet heavily and lost immense
sums, and being a little superstitious,
telegraphed an invitation to my parents
and self to come down, believing, he add
ed, that I would bring him 'luck.' We
-went, and funny enough, the day after I
arrived he won $50,000, and on the eve
of my departure for America, sent me this
souvenir, with a graceful note."
I NEWS OF THE WEEK
CRIMES ANIt CRIMINALS.
Bowen, under sentence to be hung at
Montreal, has escaped from jail.
Mrs. Ettie Wallace committed suicid
atDeadwood, D. T., lately,by taking morphine
Mental suffering is assigned as the cause.
By direction of the President, Super
vising Architect Hill has been suspended from
office, during the present indictment found
agaist him at Chicago.
Another bloody fight has occurred,
growing out of the late Jackson, Ky. dis
turbances, in which four men were killed.
This last fight took place twenty miles from
Jackson.
J. R. Haines, a respected engineer on
the Chicago, Bock Island & Pacific railroad,
shot himself at Chicago, fatally, through the
head, on the 8th, inst. Cause, depression of
spirits.
John Connor, ex-member of the Ohio
legislature, was convicted in the United States
court at Cincinnati of perjury, in swearing to
false affidavits, for the purpose of procuring
a pension from the government.
John Mullen, formerly owner of the
rolling mills in Pittsburg, Pa., was arrested in
Sf. Louis, on the 7th inst., by United States
Denuty Marshall Soest, on a charge of con
cealing his assets of assigns in bankruptcy.
He will be taken to Pittsburg for trial.
A YanKton dispatch says the grand
jury have found forty-four indictments against
Livingston and other Indian agents, govern
ment employes, and timber thieves. Livings
tone, LeClaire, Richardson and Russell have
been arraingned on one joint indictment and
will plead on the 23d.
Advices from Breathitt county, Ky.,
indicate that auiet has been again restored
Notwithstanding the desperate effort on the
pait of the friends of Jason Little, the mur
derer, to release him, Sheriff Higgings suc
ceeded in delivering him to the jailor of Mad
ison county, where he wa& ordered for safe
keeping by Judge Randall. Gov. McCleary
has issued instructions for a special termjof
court in Jackson as soon as practicable to in
dict and punish all parties who parcipated in
the late distuibances, and has also oidered
the McCleary guards to be ready to march to
aid the court if necessary.
PERSONA!, AND FI/JJIITCAL.
Secretaiy Schurz opposes the transfer
of the Indian bureau from the interior to ^the
War department.
Eev. James Challen, of Cincinnati, a
leading Disciple clergyman, editor of the
Christian Annual, is dead.
Col. B. Hammer has been elected
President and Dr. Ewelti Vice President of the
Swiss Conflation for 1879.
Gov. Pillsbury, of Minnesota, has par
doned 18 convicts out of the Minnesota peni
tentiary, during the current year.
Intelligence has been received that the
family of the Ameer of Afghanistan, have
taken lefuge in Russian Turkistan*.
A private cable dispatch, states Henry
Wells, of the Wells, Fargo & Co.'s express, is
lying at the point of death at Glasgow.
Preparation is being made by those
implicated in the cipher dispatches to make a
defence before the Potter committee.
The Potter sub-committee will con
tinue investigations in Louisiana if Congress
will grant money to pay the expenses.
Mr. Wiiitbread, liberal, has given
notice in the English Parliament that he will
offer a resolution disapproving of the Afghan
war.
It is reported that Bismarck will only
grant amnesty to those German ecclesiastics
who specially apply for it and make submis
sion to the May laws.
At the election for Mayor in Worces
ter, Mass., Pratt, citizens candidate, receiv
ed 3,216 \otes to 1,947 for Dickinson, nomin
ated by the Butler club.
Postmaster General Key will recom
mend to Congress the discontinuance of the
postal card service, unless larger appropria
tions are made to sustain it.
A cable dispatch states President
Aleantera, chief magistrate of Venezuela, died
November 30th, and that J. Gulierrez, chief
justice of the high federal court, was acting
president.
Tne President has recognized Bichard
Eeade consul of her Brittannic Majesty for
the States of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana,
Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, to
reside in Philadelphia.
Secretary Sherman was before the
Ways and Means committee of the House,
Dec. 10, giving his views on financial matters
and also in reference to the funding bill in
troduced by Mr. Wood.
3 In the English house of commons,
Dec. 10*h the under secretary for India said
the council of India intended to increase the
native army 15,000 men. They are not send
ing fresh soldiers from England.
Alexander H. Stephens, a few days ago,
while ascending the stone steps leading to
the House, on crutches, slipped and fell caus
ing a painful wrench of his knee, which will
probably confine him to his room for some
time.
Mahomed Darned Pasha has been
summoned to the the place at Constantinople,
and appointed Governor of Tripoli, in Barbary.
He left for his post immediately without re
turning home. This is eqaivalent to banish
ment.
A grand ovation was given at Ottawa
to the new Governor General of Canada and
the Princess Louise, the grandest ever given
at the capital. The illumination was some
thing wonderful. The city was a perfect
blaze of light.
On the 14th inst., the President sent
to the Senate a large number of nominations,
most of them being for confirmation, and
among them the following: Albert E. Paine,
Wisconsin, commissoner of patents Lewis
Wallace, Indiana, Governor of Mexico, and
Algernon S. Battinger, postmaster of New
Orleans.
A bill was introduced in the house by
Mr. Finley proposing to prohibit the Union
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Pacific Railroad company, under penalty of
heaw fines, from charging an additional sum
for transportation of freight or passengers
over the bridge at Omaha in excess of the
amount now allowed by law for all similar
transportation over any other portion of the
road.
The Senate committee on finance have
agreed to report favorably on the nomination
of Hillhouse to be assistant treasurer at New
York city. Gen. Lyon, of the purchasing com
mittee of the Indian commissioners, and Bar
clay White, representing the society of
Friends at the Winnebago agency have taken
stand against the transfer of the Indian bureau
to the war department.
MISCELLANEOUS.
A $200,000 fire occurred in New York
city Dec. 4th, all insured.
The child at Tpwanda, Pa., proves not
to be the long lost Charlie Ross.
Heavy failures in Stockholm are
announced caused by the fall in the price
iron.
A livery stable at Petersburg, 111., has
been burned with horses and entire stock.
Loss $25,000.
A cotton mill at Ballston, N. Y., has
been destroyed by fire. Loss $60,000, Insur
ance $30,000.
Advices have been received from
Magador stating that a terrible famine pre
vails there. Deaths 25 a day.
The Vandalia and the Ohio & Missis
sippi railroad have reduced passenger fare
from St. Louis to Cincinnati, from $9.50 to
$7.00.
At Cumberland river shoals, near
Somerset, Ky., by a premature blast explosion
in a quarry, two men were fatally injuried,
,ind one man seriously.
The loss by fire in Reynor Bros, whole
sale confectionary establishment, at Pitts
burg, Pa., will reach $35,000. A large part,
of the loss was caused by water.
Gen. Meacham, of the army, testifying
before the Indian bureau transfer commission
gave as his opinion that the savage must be
civilized, and that this cannot be done by the
.army
A heavy snow storm occurred in Kansas
City, and other portions of the South on
December 8, at which place it measured ten
inches deep. The storm extended from St.
Louis, Missouri, to Abilene, Kansas.
A London Telegram says, the Chatter
ly Iron company has refused the offer of 900
men to resume work at a reduction of 5 per
cent. Extensive discharges of workmen in
the neighborhood are impending.
A bank at Montreal has received a
cable dispatch announcing the suspension of
the West of England bank, headquaters at
Bristol. Capital stock 1,000,000, and it has
forty-nine agencies. Trouble caused by loss
of the iron trade.
The funding board of Louisiana are
trying to make such arrangements as will
enable the State to pay the January interest
on consuls. It is believed that at least 200,-
000 in addition to the interest fund then on
hand will be required.
The Evening Dispatch of St. Louis, in
cluding all property and franchises, has been
sold at auction under a second mortgage for
$2,500, subject to a first mortgage of $15,000.
All the presses, material and other properties
of the morning Journal, which suspended
publication a month ago, were sold at the
same time, subject to the same mortgage.
An extensive and destructive prairie
fire below Crook City, D. T., has swept in an
easterly direction, burning up hay which had
been cut and stacked for the military posts a
Bear Butte. The military quarters narrowly
escaped destruction. Many ranches were
burned to 'the ground. Sturgis City, which
lay in the path of the flames, was'saved by at
slight rainfall, which stopped the fire's prog
ress.
At Youngstown, Ohio, a terrible ex
plosion occurred on the 6th inst., at the upper
Brierhill furnace. The furnace men were in
the act of turning on a blast when the ex
plosion occurred, throwing the hot blast in
every direction and covering the men.
Robert Lowe, of Newcastle, thigh broken
and otherwise seriously injured recovery
doubtful. Georsre Anderson, legs and head
badly cut Patrick Saunders, head and body
badly c,ut. The boss had a leg broken and
was otherwise seriously injared. Cause of
the explosion net known.
i The sugar traders at a meeting in New
York city, pronounced emphatically against
Secretary Sherman's proposed change in the
mode of collecting duties on that article as
in the highest degree unjust and impracti
cable. Instead of decreasing the temptation
to defraud, they believe it will have just a con
trary effect, and if any changes at all are to be
made in the tariff they think it should be
so framed as to avoid discrimination against
qualities of raw sugar,whether of high or low
grade, and that will conform as near as prac
ticable to ad valorem duty.
It is stated bv a Waukon paper, on
what is asserted to be reliable authoiity, that
the Waukon & Mississippi nanow gauge rail
road, recently purchased by the leading stock
holders in the Dnbuque & Minnesota road, is
to be transformed into a standard guage road,
and the work of extension up through Minne
sota commenced early next spring with a
viewto reaching St. Paul. The line willprob
ably pass through Preston, High Forrest,
Kasson, and so on through Dodge, Goodhue
and Dakota counties, and wili thus prove a
competing through line between St. Paul and
Chicago.
As an argument against transferring
the Indian bureau to the military department,
Secretary Schurz alleges alack of due econo
my in the habits of the military. He says sol
diers never think of the cost of a thing if it is
thought to be necessary. As an instance he
mentions that at the close of the Sioux war
there were about 2,000 horses, ponies, and
mules taken from the Indians for which cows
were to be given them, and it turned out that
these ponies and mules cost $19,400 besides
the cows, and that to sell them cost $5,683 ad
ditional. This was an instance of tho cav
alier way which was not found in the interior
department.
The excitement still continues in Chi
cago, in consequence of"the corner" in wheat.
It was an open secret that the ring which was
making such a bold dash to control the wheat
trade had endeavored to borrow from Chicago
banks $1,500,000 with which to complete their
operations. This Bcheme, however, appar
ently fell through, and things became so pre
ternaturally quiet that "the boys" were thrown
completely off the track, and came to the con
clusion that the New York men who had the
thing in hand had de'spaired of |success, and
concluded to "lay down" and meet their loss
es with as good a grace as possible.
The English Parliament convened Dec*
5th. The queen's speech, read in the house
of lords, was unusually short. Her majesty
regrets being compelled to summon parlia
ment earlier than usuai, but the action of the
ameer of Afghanistan compelled the sending
of an expedition into his territory, and the
earliest opportunity has been taken to call the
parliament together and make to it the com
munication required by law. Papers on the
subject will be laid before parliament. As
surances from all foreign powers are friendly
and there is every reason to believe the ar
rangements for the pacification of Europe
made by the treaty of Berlin will be satisfac
torily carried out. Estimatesjor the ensuing
year will in due time be submitted to the
house of commons. After full deliberation
upon the matters which have led to the early
meeting of parliament, and after a suitable re
cess, parliament should proceed to the con
sideration of measures for the public benefit,
which will then be laid befoie it.
FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS.
SENATE, December 3.A large num
ber of appointments made during the recess
including the New YorK custom house ap
pointments were submitted, Senator Pad
dock introduced a resolution in reference lo
the trade dollar. Senator Morrill introduced
a resolution for the issue of small bonds to be
exchanged for U. S. notes or coin certificates.
Senator BGek introduced a resolution calling
on the Secretary of the treasury for informa
tion in reference to silver coin. Senator
Matthews called up the Pacific railroad bill
and spoke in favor of it.
HOUSE, December 2.Bills were in
troduced for recoming silver trade dollars into
standard silver dollars, for the repeal of the
resumption act, apprientment of a committee
on the yellow fever epidemic. The military
academy and fortification appropriation bills
were passed the former appropriates $276,-
047, or $16,000 below the appropriation of the
current year.
SENATE, December 4.Senator Sauls
bury introduced a bill amendatory to the re
sumption act. Senator Eustis introduced a
bill appropriating $5,000,000 for constructing,
repairing and rebuilding Mississippi river
levees. Senator Davis, of West Va., introduc
ed a resolution on agriculture. Senator Harris'
motion in regard to epidemics was agreed to.
The motion of Senator Matthews to take up the
Texas Pacific railroad bill was rejected, 19
yeas 22 nays. Senator Edmunds gave notice
that he would call up his bill relating to Pies
idential elections, and the counting of votes.
HOUSE, Deceber 4.A resolution was
introduced calling on the President for infor
mation in regard to Mexican affairs. A reso
lution was intioduced to restoie Hot Spiings
appropriation omitted in the enrollment from
the civil sundry appropiiation bill of last ses
sion. Mr. Kelley offered a resolution calling
on the Secietary of the Tieasuiy for informa
tion in regard to the deposit of government
money in national, state or private banks. A
lesolulion was introduccdin regard to the silv
dollar, but its consideration was rejected.
SENATE, December 5The Vice Presi
dent announced the committee on the yellow
fever epidemic. Senator Morril submitted a
resolution of inquirv in regard to the Eieed
man's Saving and Trast Com- any. Senator
Cameron (Wis., presented a .-eior relative
to the claim of David T. Corii of South Car
olina to a seat in the Senate Senator Ferry
introduced a resolution calling on the Presi
dent for information concerning posial and
commercial intercourse between the United
States and South American countries. Several
changes weiomade in standing committees
by unanimous consent.
HOUSE, December 5.Mr. Singleton re
ported the consular and diplomatic appropri
ation bill. Mr. Clymer reported the navy
appropriation bill. Mr. Brentaro asked for a
committee to investigate a charge of the
Washington Post, that he had taken $25,000
bribe to influence his legislative action. Mr.
Cox submitted a resolution of enquiry relative
to the expulsion from the German Empire of
Julius Baumer a citizen of Chicago. Mr.
Garfield reported a concurrent resolution for
the appointment of a yellow fever com
mision. Adopted. Adjourned till Monday.
SENATE. December 9Senator Win
dom introduced a resolution setting forth that
the patent office had become an institution of
oppression. Submitted a resolution request
ing the Piesident to produce correspondence
with U. S. Marshals, in reference to the late
elections in South Carolina and Louisiana.
A message was received from the House an
nouncing the passage of a bill to correct the
omission in the sundiy civil appropriation
bill regaiding the Hot Springs appropriation
The bill to change the mode of counting
votes in Presidential elections was taken up
and Senator Edmunds spoke in favor of the
bill.
HOUSE. December, 9 th.Bills were in
troduced in reference to the silver standard
dollar, touching national banking associations
and to enforce the fourteenth and fifteenth
amends to the constitutian, having reference
to the late elections in Seuth Carolina. Mr.
Sayler introduced a resolution calling on the
treasurers department for certain information
in regard to gold and silver bullion. Objection
being made the resolutiou was not recuid.
Mr. Burchard introduced a resolution for a
holiday recess from December 21st to January
6. Referred.
SENATE, December 10.Senator Wal
lace introduced a bill to authorize the ex
change of subsidiary coin for trade dollars.
Referred. A special bill was passed author
ising the appointment of Dr. James Powell,
ex-confederate, to be assistant surgeon in the
U. S. A., by a vote of 39^0 21.' Senator Allison
from the committee to inquire into charges
against Stanley Matthews/submmitted a reso
lution requesting the House to transmit to
the Senate the testimony of James B. Ander
son, relating to Matthews. Agreed to. The
consideration of the bill relating to Presiden
tial elections was resumed.
HOUSE, December 10.The speaker an
nounced the committee on the yellow fever
epidemic. The conbular appropriation bill
was taken up, considered and passed. The
naval appropriation bill was passed, reducing
the amount asked for by $1,331,342. The re
quest of the Senate to furnish Anderson's tes
timony was complied with. A resolution was
passed to pay the widow of the late represen
tative from Nebraska, Mr. Welch, the pay of a
member to the end of jthe Congress.
"Prisoner, do you wish to say anything
in your defense?" "Nothing, your Hon
or, except thislemme off light this is
the eighth time I've been up before you.
We're old copardeners, aa it were.
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ANOTHER MILL EXPLOSION.
The Anchor Mai of Pillsbury & Co.,
at Minneapolis Destroyed,
On the evening of the 9th inst., anoth
er disaster occurred at Minneapolis winch
resulted in the destruction of the Anchor
mill, C. H. Pillsbury & Co., proprietors.
About 8 o'clock Nels Munson, one of the
millers, discovered that one of the eleva
tors which conducts the flour from the
lower basement to the middlings
purifiers in the upper story
of tie mill was clogged. He
took a lantern and proceeded to the base
ment for the purpose of removing the
obstruction. Arrived in the basement, he
took the precaution to place his lantern
some fifteen feet removed from the ele
vator, where the difficulty was, but placed
it directly in front of the door opening
into the elevator. Removing the
obstruction he started the ele
vator once more, when a great
puff of flour dust came out of the open
elevator door, reaching to the lantern,
when "whiff" and there was at once an
explosion similar to the great one last
spring, only smaller and unaccompanied
with its disastrous effect. Munson was
badly burned about the head, hands and
face, but not dangerously. He immediate
ly stopped the mill and he, together with
Theo. Barthoff and W. W. Smith, immedi
ately turned on the water and tried to put
the flames out with the hose. It was no
use however. The flame3 ran up all the
elevators and then the entire interior of
the mill was soon on fire. The alarm was
immediately sounded and the entire fire
department of the city were on the
ground with all speed, but with all their
efforts it was impossible to stay the
flames.
The fire WPS confined to the mill which
was completely destroyed on the inside.
The mill was worth $75,000 and the
wheat and flour on hand $12,000 more.
There was an insurance of $49,000 on the
mill and stock, Mr. Pillsbury says the
mill will be immediately rebuilt.
Views of Prominent Bankers of Mw
York on Eesnmption.
[New York Special to Chicago Tribune.
A prominent banker in Wall street, in con
versation this morning, gave his views in re
gard to the rumor that a movement was on foot
among the banks to hoard gold and thu6 hinder
resumption. The banker said he did not think
any such movement was in progress. The rise
in the gold premium was simply owing to a
stock-gambling operation, intended to de
press stocks. It would only take a
small amount of money to lock up a million
of gold. If, by doing this, stocks could be de
pressed aboutfivepoints, a large profit would
accrue to brokers. The action of the clearing
house, the banker thought, would soon be re
versed. Many banks in the late meeting are
already regretting their course. The Clearing
House association has no ill-feeling toward the
people, and, i they found the best interests of
the country demanded it, they would reverse
their action. The banker thought resumption
would be accomplished in January without
any difficulty. Although, perhaps, detrimental
to himself personally, he was free to admit that
resumption was best for the country. He had
heard, from what he thought a trust
worthy and official source, that, upon the reas
sembling of. Congress, a bill would be intro
duced making legal-tenders at once redeem
able in gold or silver. This, if passed, would
bring about resumption immediately.
Another equally well-known financier thinks
the action p the Clearing-House association
more dehbeiate than many suppose. They
were nothing but a set of speculators, having
view only their own interests. They pre
tended they \i ant to sustain the government.
It this was their intention, they should have
acted in the opposite manner. They should
rather have turned a cold shoulder upon
gold coin. The United States has de
clared that the silver dollar of 412^
grains shall be the equal of the gold
dollar. If not jet, it would be the duty of
banks, as true representatives of the people
and the trade of the country, to do all in their
power *o make silver worth as much as the
gold dollar. By enhancing the premium on
gold the people are made to suffer, encourage
ment is given to stock-gambling, and the re
vival of business prosperity is seriously inter
ferred with. Instead of ading the government,
the banks are weakening it. If they want to
be patriotic they will recede from their false,
damaging position, and make a clean breast of
it by declaring themselves ready to assist the
government.
Jo Emmett's Donkey.
New York Star. I
"Now I vas happiness," cried Jo Emmet in
front of an up-town theater the other day
when a curious looking little gray donkey
appeared around the corner. FTi donkey
ship was arrayed in a red blanket with yel
low trimmings, upon which was embroided
in large letters, "The New Fritz," and was
drawing after him a miljp-can perched on
wheels.
"Hahlo, Fritzie," sang out Emmet, and
"he-haw, he-e-haw" responded the donkey,
with great cordiality.
"Dodt's a don-gry, aindt it? queried the
comedian in his inimitable patois. "Veil,
dodt feller is der most oxperienced actor of
his nationality vot you hef efer seen. He's
a full-plooded Irishman yust like me!" and
he scratched the donkey's ears.
The donkey seemed to appreciate the ca
ress, hee-hawed again, and tried to bite Jo's
hand. De fust dime I ever bring dat don
key on der stage he was frighdtened like
efferyding, nnd laid down nnd just cried.
Couldn't do someding at all mit der rascal.
I sendt dot feller by der depot in an oxpress
wagons. Dem pig loafers of smash-bag
gagers was standing aroundt und Trmfcing
fun by dot poor leedle donkey, which was
carrying on just like gracious. Veil, after
avhile he goncluded dot it vasn't some use
off he act dot vay, undt now he's got to like
der pusiness. Efery night ven I says to
him, Dere read your book undt improve
your mindt, he takes der cue undt says hee
haw hee-haw.
Jo did the donkey language very well.
Then he related another experience with the
"feller:" "Von fine morning in Baltimore
Cidy," said Jo, "he kicked ub his heeels and
avay vent dodt millik gan undt nb der streedt
he vent ligke ter tnyvel vas after him. So
help me g-r-racious, der bolice arrested der
donkey, undt I had to go to der staation
houses undt pail him oudt," and Joe smiled
and muttered something which sounded
like "Have a pier?" -i
5
"Youh never can tell by the looks f
ft mule's ears 'ow far he can kick."
f*r~*v

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