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By the Flood Sapping a Building
Ten Lives Are Lost.
The Work of Relief Better Organized
Than at any Previous Time.
A Number of Very Nan-ow Escapeg-The Peo
pie, as One Man, Impelled to
Cixcin-xati, Feb. 15.—The building that
fell this morning were occupied as boarding
bouses by Robert Kyle and Geo. Chester.
There were about thirty-flive people in the
building at the time. The following are
known to have been killed, either by falling
Imber or drowning:
Jno. W: Kyle, son at the proprietor
Mary E. Colter.
Maud Ellis.
James Ogden.
Barnev Winkler.
Mrs. Winkler.
Thomas Burke.
Mrs. Lena Burke and two children.
' Wm. and Louis Burke, making ten lives so
!ar known to have been lost.
The rescued women were conveyed in the
patrol wagon to the fire engine house in tlie
ficinity, and were made comfortable by the
fire. Mrs. Kyle, whose son was lost in the
ruins, was inconsolable. She imagined her
boy was aiive and struggling for his freedom,
then she gave him up for lost, and her agony
was heart rendering. Mrs. Webb, who occu
pied a room in the part that fell, says, she
could not slip for the cracking of the walls.
She thought first that it was the paper that
was effected by the water, but afterwards sup
posed it to be something worse. I got up at
fast, she said, and wakened Mary Colter, and
told her we must get out, as something was
going to happen. I went to the door of the
Oext room, where Maud Ellis was sleeping,
a-nd tried to awaken her. Then I called Mary
Colter again to hurry. She was sitting in bed.
t was near the door, and I felt the house going
I could have stepped through the door to
the front part, but I turned to get Mary. I
oouldn't see, and I felt all around for her,
and then we all went down together. I do
tuA know how I escaped, but I crawled out
Und scsreained. This was told between gobs,
as the poor woman bemoaned her room mate.
Mary Colter, and the girl Maud Ellis, occu
pants of the house, say they called the atten
tion of the owner last summer to the weak
ness of the rear wall, but it was not repaiied.
One of them thinks the wooden lintel over
the rear cellar door broke by
the effect of the water and so
Jet the rear wall down. The body of Thos.
Burke was recovered shortly before noon. It
was crushed fearfully. The accident has
spread terror amongthe occupants of similar
old buildings in the flooded district. Many
who can do so are getting safer quarters.
By a confusion of names the report was
current that two additional bodies had been
found, making the total number of victims
twelve. It was afterwurds learned that two
people hitherto called Winkler in the reports,
were Mr. and Mrs. Woenker. This leaves
the total number of victims so far as known
at ten. The body of Maude Ellis is also re
covered. The body of another woman was
found fast under the partition wall, but
owinp-to the danger of the other walls falling
a fui-#.-r search was abandoned till the water
A conference was hold this morning be
tween Gen. Beekwith, Charles W. Constan
line, chairman of the Ohio relief commission,
and the Cincinnati commerce relief com
mittee. It was decided to send out as soon
as can be a loaded steamer, the Granite
State, for points above Cincinnati, bearing
the relief. The government, state cf Ohio,
and chamber of commerce committee will
distribute in harmony, so as not to have con
ftision. The government will put aboard
supplies worth §10,000, the state commission
$15,000, and the chamber of commerce com
mittee as much as it can get ready.
Pajhtcah, Ky., Feb. 15.—While John Beat
tie was attempting to convey his wife and
three ehildren and two young ladies named
Weatherford, across the backwater near New
burg, ou the Tennessee river, the skiff was
'-lushed against a tree by the current and Mrs.
Beattie, all the children and one of the young
ladies were drowned.
The press relief boat Iron City, has been in
the neighborhood of Steubenville, Ohio, but
the people with few exceptions do not ask
At Louisville, Ky., the river is at a stand
al -If'.V feet
The river at Louisville was stationary all
\ e-aerda y.
The government relief boat left Pittsburg
yesterday with 300 tons of supplies for Iron
At Wheeling, W. Va., the river is rising
At Cairo the river is rising very slowly,
am; slums 49 feet 4 inches. It is not thought
thai it will reach the height of last year by a
Cleveland has already contributed $20,000
forthe relief fund, and the work of collect
ing still goes bravely on.
Boston has given $35,000 to the sufferers
by the floods, and the wool merchants have
farwarded $3,000 in cash and $1,200 worth
uf blankets.
From Louisville, Ky., the report is that far
more damage has been done this year than
lest, and in the smaller towns in that region
the hcu;es in many eases have toppled over,
and many more are likely to.
Richmond, Va., is bestowing itself and
sending relief to the flood sufferers.
The position of parties at Shawneetown is
very perilous. The current on the streets is
so swift that skiffs or rowboats have difficulty
it stemming the current. The Park house,
especially, is in danger, and twelve or more
families have taken refuge in it.
At Wheeling, W. Va., some 5,000 people
are'in distress, but the city is determined to
take care of them, and will accept no relief
as y3t.
The people at many points on the Ohio de
serve the greatest praise, as the wealthy are
giving freely to aid their more unfortunate
neighhors, and ask for no outside help.
The ice which went out in the Hudson on
Thursday gorged yesterday just below Albany,
N. Y., and many of the lower streets are
flooded. The lumber districts are under
All along the river reports come that the
late wind storm did an incalculable amount
of damage.
The state commissioners, Ohio, are taking
the management of the supplies coming
from all parts of the state, and the distribu
tion is most satisfactory.
The great problem now, is a supply of fuel,
Hie weather has suddenly become cold,aud
no calculation was made for such. The coal
.nd wood, or what is left of it, is under
pter, and a new supply is hard to obtain.
Helena, Ark., is appealing for aid, as the
A-ashouts have caused much damage and suf
At Memphis the river is still five inches
l#low the danger line, It is expected that
many plantations below there will be over
The water is falling at Cincinnati at the
rate of one inch and a half an hour.
The Red River is rising rapidly, and the
people are fleeing for their lives. Mules and
Battle, have been floating down for a day or
Newcastle, Pa., Feb. 15.—A chandelier in
;he residence of Sewell Fulkerson, fell dur
ing the night, after the family retired. Ful
kersoh struck a match early this mornin°
and a terrible explosion followed, shattering
slas3, tearing off hinges, and burning Ful
ierson badly.
Willing: to Testify.
[Special Telegram to the Globe,]
Bismarck, Feb. 15.—A special having
>een published to the effect that a number of
Jigmarck citizens would be 6ubpeoned be
(ore_tbe United States grand jury at Fargo to
testify in an investigation of the removal oj
the capitol, the Tribune pf this city to-day
Interviewed a number of the persons men
tioned and each expressed an anxiety to be j
summoned. All said they would leave for
Fargo on the first train after being notified by
mall or telegraph that they were wanted.
Loxdox, Feb. 15.—The Berlin correspon
dent of the Times, says: Prince Bismarck
has returned to Herr Von Eisendscher, the
German minister at Washington, the reso
olution of condolence on Herr Lasker's death,
passed by congress, with a counter request
to return "the resolution to the house of repre
sentatives, as the position of Lasker, in Ger
many, was not such as to justify the resolu
tion." The Times adds, "Although the above
appears incredible, the fact is, the relations
between Washington and Berlin are in a
state of great tension, chiefly owing to the
pig flesh question." Tlie Times concludes,
"One thing is certain. We have not heard
the last of the Lasker incident. The Ameri
cans are much too proud, too sensitive and
too independent for that."
Advices from Pekin assert that the coun
sel blame Gen. Tang for not having sup
ported the Blackflags at Sontay. The coun
cil has decided to defend Bac Ninh to the ut
Germany has three times insisted that
England should proclaim a protectorate over
Egypt, but England appears to be afraid of
irritating France.
The following telegram has been received
from Gen. Gordon: "I am sending down
the river many women and children from
Karasco. Send some kind hearted Euro
pean to meet them."
England refuses to allow her troops to go
outside of Egypt proper to relieve Tokar, but
allows her officers to go in command of
Egyptian troops to be butchered.
Russia has received the submission of the
tribes of Merv, which places her one point
nearer to India on which she looks with
wistful eye.
The brigands have captured a judge and
other officials ou the Albanian frontier.
The debate yesterday in the commons was
very tame on Northcote's motion con
demning the government for their Egyptian
Even- means Is being taken to suppress
the slave trade on the west coast of Africa.
The pope, commenting on the hostilities
in Tonquin and the Soudoun, exclaimed:
"The church has small cause to thank the
great western powers for their services in be
half of religion and civilization. When
Africa and Tonquin are pacified, we shall be
at the point we were half a century ago.
Osman Digna through spies is aware of
the British troops coming. He says he will
make a desperate attack on Tokar and cap
ture it, and then get back and capture Suakin
before the Baitish can arrive.
The Porte has resolved to protest against
the abandonment of the Soudan.
The approaches to Bacninh is guarded with
There is a hopeful feeling at Suakim, and
Admiral Hewitt has put the town in man-of
war order, giving equal justice to all. From
the great preparations made it seems proba
ble that greater measures are contemplated
than the relief of Tokar.
At the circus at Cairo, there was almost a
riot through an Italian acrobat waving an
Italian flag. First an English soldier and
then a Frenchman took it up, and a regular
quarrel ensued. Peace was with difficulty
The French minister of war has dismissed
a number of forts that the French were sec
retly building near the German frontier, as
the workmen had given information Of the
work going on. The Berlin Post published
details of the works going on near Nancy.
Gladstone stated in the house of commons
that England would defray the expenses of
the British expedition to the Soudan.
The German government have renewed
the proscription of Cardinal Hednchowlki,
archibishop of Posen, in 1879, and the action
causes great excitement amongthe Catholics.
It is believed that Osman Dignas forces are
preparing for a despeate attaek on Tokar, and
it is feared the garrison is neaaly out of am
At Berber, Gen. Gordon has formed a com
mittee of defense with well to do families,
and says that precipitate action may throw
them into the arms of the enemy. Patience
alone is requisite.
Yemen, Arabia, is in revolt.
The rebels killed 200 women and children
after taking Senkat.
Isaac Pauly and another man occupied
cell 3 in the calaboose last night for fighting
about a woman at Harmonia hall, for which
they were arrested by Officer Jam es Smith.
Pauly says the woman is his wife and that
his cellmate was addressing her too intim
ately, hrnce the fight.
Last evening as two young ladies named
Ella Gustafson and Hattie Smith were walk
ing along Second street north they were met
by a young man named William Foley who
accosted them in an insulting manner. Miss
Smith sharply said he was no gentleman,
wken the scamp struck her heavily in
the face, knocking her on the sidewalk. The
lady screamed at the top of her voice. Offi
cer Quinlan was soon on the spot. He found
the man in Dick's saloon, where he had
sought refuge, and where he was arrested
and brought to the lockup to give an account
of his blackguardism this morning.
The city council committee on police, re
newed its investigation into the cause of the
reported absenteeism in the police force, etc.
Chief Berry was examined, and explained
the manner in which excuses are granted
patrolmen, and the causes upon
whieh they may be obtained. The
committee have decided upon a report whieh
will be submitted to the meeting of the city
council, but which has not yet been made
public. Last evening Mayor Ames ad
dressed a communication to Aid. Glenn, as
chairman of the committee, asking that, in
asmuch as the city charter constituted him
the head of the police department
that he be granted the privilege of appearing
before the committee to make certain expla
nations, which no other city official would
be able to make. The letter concludes: "I
might have been able to explain the
orders, details and excuses which
my position as mayor did
not require to ever mention to my subordi
nates. If you desire to be just to the police
force, as well as the people of this city, I re
quest that you allow me to go before your
honorable committee, and state the facts, in
order that no injury may be done any
worthy officer."
That terrible scourge to humanity "Trich
inae" has resulted iu the death of one mem
ber of a family in this city, and of the dan
gerous illness of another, while two more
are suffering the excrutiating pains incident
to the disease. On Wednesday the
family of Albert Hammerling, a
German who came to this country a year ago,
and who lives at the corner of Eighth avenue
north and Second street, ate a quantity of
smoked ham. On Wednesday the entire
family, consisting of Mr. Hammerling, his
wife, son and sister-in-law, were attacked by
the dreaded disease. The adults were so se
riously afflicted that they were removed
to the College hospital, where Mrs.
Hammerling died in terrible agony. The
husband is improving, but his sister-in-law
is still in a critical concition, while the boy
is considered out of danger. So much has
been published respecting the disease, that
all know, not only the symptoms but its
fatality, and it is even fortunate that the
whole family did not die.
A Northern Pacific Agent Arrested.
[Special telegram to the Globe.]
Bismarck, D. T., Feb. 15.—Halliday, cash
ier of the Northern Pacific railroad of this
station, was arrested to-day, charged with be
ing short in his accounts about $800. He
promptly gave bail. Experts have been in
vestigating his accounts, and the arrest was
the result of their report. Mr. Halliday has
the full confidence of every one here, and it
is confidently predicted that he can satisfac
torily explain the alleged shortage. Confi
dence in his honesty is unshaken and his
bondsmen are amoung our most prominent
business men.
At Macon, Miss., the building and stock of
Jacob Holberg was burned yesterday. Loss,
$50,000; insurance, $25,000.
A Cook Carved and Killed With
a Carving Knife.
He Suicides Because he Knows Far
Too Much.
Firing at a Train—Guilty of Murder—A
Women Shot—A Desperate Affray-
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
New York, Feb. 15.—James Quigg, of
204 East Fourth street, who tried to kill him
self with oxalic acid on Sunday, but swal
lowed too much, had been allowed to re
main at his bouse under guard of poliee
man Michael Flinn until he should get weU
enough to be arraigned in court. Flinn al
lowed Quigg to go out of his sight to-day.
Mrs. Quigg was the first to miss her hus
band. In the basement wareroom she found
him lying dead with his throatout. A carv
ing knife was in his right hand.
Quigg was fifty years old and an undertaker
by trade. For thirteen years and until five
years ago, he was sexton of Trinity church.
The story is that Quigg was compelled to re
sign his position as sexton because he knew
too much of the recent scandal in which Dr.
Tyng, Jr., was involved. This is said to
have preyed upon his mind until he was in
dueed to commit suicide. Quigg's successor,
said Quigg Was forced to resign.
St. Louis, Feb. 15.—Otto Dierberger was
found guilty of murder in the first degree by
the jury this morning, for the killing of John
Home, in a street car last May. A row oc
curred in the car,when Dierberger interfered,
and in the fight drew a revolver, firing and
killing Home. A motion for a new trial was
immediately filed, but bail was refused.
Keokuk, Iowa, Feb. 15.—Train No. 2, of
the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific road, wae
fired into at apoint between Belfast and Sand
Prairie yesterday afternoon, while the train
was passing a high bleff. Buckshot was
used, one charge of which struck the bag
gage car and the other charge shattered
three windows in a coach. No one was in
jured. The train was stopped, but the search
for the miscreants was without result.
Deadwood, D. T., Feb. 15.—Information
was received here a few days ago that an at
tempt would be made by cowboys to rescue
Jesse Pruden, arrested for horse stealing at
Miles city, and en route for Deadwood. A
posse left Spearfisn to assist the officers. On
arriving at Stoneville,seventy-five miles north
of Deadwood, yesterday, the posse was at
tacked by the cowboys.' A man named
O'Hara was killed and Fred Willard was
wounded. One cowboy, named Cunning
ham was killed, and another wounded and
captured, and the cowboys then fled. A
party is now organizing at Spearfish to pur
sue the outlaws.
Galveston, Texas, Feb. 15.—Advices from
Hempsted, Tex., give meager details of a
fearful encounter, in which one man was
killed and two others mortally wounded. For
some reason or other Will Wheeler and John
Ellison, late city marshal, commenced shoot
ing at each other in Hewes' bar-room last
night. Capt. James T. Browning, who was
present at the time, interfered and tried to
make peace. When the firing ceased it was
discovered that Browning was shot dead, and
Wheeler and Ellison in such condition that
they will probably die. Browning was a can
didate for city marshal in the election to be
held next Monday, and it is said
he was' a law abiding citizen.
Washington, Feb. 15. —This morning
Edward Brice, a waiter in the service of the
restaurant of the Balimore & Potomac depot,
cut Peter Washington, the cook, across the
abdomen with a carving knife killing him al
most instantly. Brice was arrested.
Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 15.—Last night,
in Greene county, the wife of James Hunter
was instantly killed by some one who fired a
gun from the outside. Hunter and his wife
and other members of the household were sit
ting around the fire at the time. Hunter is
a wealthy farmer, and had just received a
large amount of money. Two brothers,
named Moore, are arrested.
The Copiali County Race Troubles
Being Ventilated at New
The Evidence So Far Shows Most Law
less Proceeding's at Last
New Orleans, Feb. 15.—The sub-commit
tee of the senate committee on privileges
and elections met in the custom house.
Present, Hoar, Cameron, Frye, Saulsbury and
Leon H. Matthews, a brother of I. P.
Matthews, killed at Hazelhurst, Copiah
count}-, Miss., said he lived there all his life, -
and was a candidate at the election on Nov.
7. He considered the voting population as
to color about equal, but thought the colored
people had a small majority. He believed
the independents had fifty majority in the
county, but the Democrats carried the
election. The respective parties canvassed
the counties together. There were some
slight disturbances after the canvass, and
clubs were organized by Democrats, who
went armed and mounted. They murdered
some, whipped others, and put ropes around
the necks of still others, but did not hang
them. On the day before the election he
saw an armed mob at Hazelhurst. They
sent a message to his brother, warning him
not to vote there. A few days before the
election the colored church was burned. The
independents attempted to organize a club
there. A mob carried a cannon all over the
county, and fired it occasionally.
Armed bands notified the Matthews
family, that if trouble occurred later he
would be held responsible. Some men in
the mob owed him and his brother for goods,
and had run away to avoid payment. As
soon as the polls opened on November 7, J.
P. Matthews went to vote, and was shot
down by Wheeler, just as his name was
checked on the poll list. The witness learned
this from the election officers. An armed
mob was riding over the county before the
election, and declared they would carry the
election with shot guns, if necessary, or
with the knife. The witness gave the names
of a number of persons, in the armed mob,
among them J. L. Mead, chairman of the
Democratic committee, Copiah county, The
witness mentioned the killing of Frank Sage,
and the shooting of his wife, the whipping of
Henry Potter, assaults on David Bill and
Solomon Smith, and other assaults on color
ed meu, by the armed mob. Some few col
ored people voted on election day, others
went to the polls, but feared to vote. Only
three or four colored men in the
county are thought to be Demo
crats. The witness made a statement
concerning the efforts of his brother, him
self, and other political friends, to have the
county officials take some action to check the
outrages, and finally applied to the govern
or, but nothing was done.
A. W. Burnet, chairman of the independ
ant executive committee of Copiah c#unty,
testified substantially confirming the testi
many of the witness as to the outrage, and
efforts made by officials to stop them. All
the witnesses testified that nothing has been
done with Wheeler for killing Matthews,
nor to Hayes for shooting Burnet,
An Hlinois philanthropist wishes to benefit
the poor by teaching them to eat their bread and
butter with the butter side down. He says
that the sense of taste is most acute on the
tongue, and that a very small amount of but
ter is satisfactory if put in the obviously right
Why the Czar Befriended the North During
the Rebellioti — A Letter from
Cassius M. Clay.
Gen. Cassius M. Clay writes from White
Hall, Ky., to the Cincinnati Commercial-
Gazette : In your journal of the 29th of Jan
! uary is an editorial in which you unconscious
ly modify into insignificance an incident
which I now hear of for the first time, and
which is not based upon a3 much truth as the
fight of the Monitor. "As to what the influ
ence was that prevented the formal recogni
tion of the southern confederacy by England
and France, we may say that it was the
friendship for the northern states of
that great emancipator, the emperor
of Russia, whose murder some time
ago was greeted by the acclamations of the
cranks and fools all the world over: and in
formation as to the actual state of affairs in
this country sent by Charles Francis Adam*,
minister to England, to Bayard Taylor, secre
tary of legation at St. Petersburg, and by
him communicated through Prince Gortc-ha
koff to the emperor, was much more impor
tant than the bumping of two clumsy boats
in Hampton roads. '-Nothing is so false as
history," is an old apothegm. What are the
facts? I was minister plenipotentiary to the
Russian court more than a year before I was
recalled by Seward, under a false representa
tion made by him to Lincoln that liI wished to
return." [See Lincoln's letter to me
in ''Men of Progress, New York,
1869-70.] I was recalled in
the fall of 1862, and was sent back to St.
Petersburg again in the spring of 1863 by
Lincoln, In spite of Seward's opposition.
Seward hated me, as he did all those who op
posed his presidential ambition in the Chica
go convention in 1860. He opposed me
from the start, and to the end of his banish
ment from power, condemned by all parties,
I never got any favor from him. Having
persuaded Lincoln not to make me secretary
of war, as he had promised me by letter, he
still opposed me after I refused the ministry
to Spain, as envoy to Russia, but Lincoln ap
pointed me of his own notion. So I was
minister at St. Petersburg nearly two years
before Bayard Taylor was made charge
d'affairs under Cameron. I don't know
what Adams wrote in regard to the "actual
state of affairs in this country," but I do
know that the emperor was fully our friend
before he ever saw or beard of Bayard Taylor.
Seward published without my authority my
letter to the state department giving a minute
account of my reception by tbe czar, but it is
before the public, and from that it can be
seen that the emperor was lavish of
more than the conventional civilities usual
on such occasions, and I reported him close,
ly that our government might form some
forecast of his possible course toward
us. Prince Oortchakoff was outspoken
and frank in hi3 avowels to me of his
ardent wishes for the continued union
of the states, not because he loved the north
more than the south, but because he wished
us to continue in rival naval power against
their hereditary enemy—England. In a con
versation with the czar himself he broke
through his usual reserve. In speaking of
the common movement of France and Eng
land in an unfriendly attitude toward Amer
ica, I said that the professions of the emperor
of the French, while acting in accord with
"perfidious Albion," were to be received
with caution, however apparently friendly to
his majesty. The czar replied with some
warmth: '-He is not to be trusted."
The entente cordial^ between Russia and
America was noticed in diplomatic circles,
and the viceroy of Poland, Count Mouravieff,
said to a distinguished traveler, when giving
him a letter of introduction to me, that I,
"had more influence with the czar than any
foreigner in St. Petersburg. " So that the
whole power of Russia was enlisted in our
cause long before Bayard Taylor had reached
St. Petersburg. Gortchakoff entertained the
greatest contempt for Seward; and when I
was instructed to urge the blackmailing
claim of Perkins against Russia by Seward's
especial plea written by himself, as as he was
informed of my belief that it was a swindle
which I could not and would not defend,
I laid the paper before the
prince without comment. When he had
read it through, he rose to his feet and with
great emphasis said: "He would go to war
before he would pay a single copec." And
Grant had no better success under the pon
derous dignity of the immortal Fish. For
though Catacazy, the Russian minister, was
driven from Washington, to the disgrace of
the American people, the Perkins swindle re
mains without the reception of a "copec."
And why should Charles Francis Adams have
more influence with the czar than he had
with the British queen? For, of all the gov
ernments of the world, England, in spite of
his vaunted diplomacy, was our most bitter
enemy. And what could these cute gen
tlemen communicate which the czar did
not know? \Vhat did Seward say or do to
back up an ally in coming to our help in
such grave events? Did he win Russia to
our cause by avowing in the senate that he
was for the Union with or without slavery?
Did he back up his friends by his cowardly
policy and cry that peace would be made in
ninety days, when the south was in flagrant
rebellion i Did he back his allies abroad,
when he allowed England, in consequence
of his absurd idea of a blockade in time of
peace, to take from us our open enemies,
Mason and Slidell? When, by her example
during the Fenian war in cutting out an
American ship from our own ports, we would
have been justified in taking our ene
mies wherever found ? Could all |these,
and especially the allowing Semmes to be
taken, after defeat, on the high seas, by the
British ship waiting for the purpose, and can
ried safely into British ports, timid, not to
say cowardly acts, encourage the czar or any
other man of sense to come to his aid in a
life struggle 1 Or would not my position that
slavery must perish, or we would go down
with "liberty and union," be more apt to in
spire sympathy with a monarch, who had lost
his life in the same cause in which
I had spent my life ? Did not the
events all along to this time prove
that I knew more about the nation
and the south than all those
men together? But what's the use? The
man who stands for the liberties of his
country, before allegence to his party, has no
defenders in these United States. Here, at
least "virtue is its own reward," and gets no
other. When I think of our noble friend,
Alexander, the liberator, his undeserved fate,
and the utterances of the American press of
all parties, I doubt the reality of justice in
the world. No party, no cause, no govern
ment, ought to or can stand upon the basis
of assassination.
Nihilism —Human language has not in
vented a term of greater infamy. Murder is
terrible enough: war sufficiently horrible; but
what shall be said of those who reduce crime
to a system which perpetuates revenge, car
ries the evils of war from the military tent
into every household, and makes the blood
shed and destruction of the passing battle
field an eternal woe to every living soul? We
are sowing dragons' teeth, and soon they
will spring up into legions of armed men.
This is that fatal disease, under various
symptoms and many names—faction ostra
cism, treason, Jacobinism, anarchy, revolu
tion, Caesarism, —which comes at last to
every nation, which if not sternly and hero
ically resisted, ends in death.
C. M. Clay.
The quantity of quinine annually manu
factured is estimated to be 4,250,000 ounces;
1,700,000 ounces are annually consumed in
this country, of which about half are manu
factured here.
ftfMS A lYasgith CJiapiata.
[Chicago Herald.]
The chaplain of the New Jersey assembly,
Rev. John DeWitt Miller, is something of a
wag. At the opening of the legislature he
expressed the hope in a prayer that no mem
ber would get rich on a salary of $500, and
. now he has sent a circular to the members
urging them to return their railroad passes
and attend to business. In cl osing he refers
them to Johah L, S, which reads: "And he
found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid
the fare thereof."
CelluIoiC Type.
Celluloid, when used as a substitute for
wood in the production of large printing type
is found to be much preferable to wood. It
has a fine surface, possesses great durability,
can be readily worked, is light and can stand
all the rough usage of the job press.
Chicago News: Foreign land-holdere are
said to own land in the United States to the
amount of 20,717,000 acres, which is about
he area of the state of ludiana. _ . - -
Physical Inertia the Baae or tfte
Family—How Charles Gave Way
to .Laziness.
[New York Cor. Washington Star.J
The trouble with the famous restaurateur
has been an unconquerable aversion to exer
j cise. The same inertia has been the bane of
I all the Delmonicos. Siro, who died a year or
I so ajo, was for a long while a curiosity. Men
used to look at him with positive amazement.
; He had a room on the top floor of the
■ Twenty-sixth street house, but spent most of
! his time in the restaurant He was known
, as the man who never slept but always
; smoked. He took breakfast in the restaurant
j about 9 o'clock. Then he sat down and read
the papers and smoked until lunch time. He
was occasionally interrupted by minor
affairs connected with the buginess, but
seldom left his seat. After lunch he
would sit and smoke until 4 o'clock in the
afternoon, when he would leisurely climb
into a hack and visit the down-town Del
monico places. By half-past 5 he would be
back in the restaurant again and sit and talk
to his cronies until 8 o'clock. Then he ate a
very heavy dinner. From that time until
half-past 1 he scarcely moved from his chair.
At half-past 1 he would go down and look
about the kitchen, go up to his room on the
top floor, and sleep for an hour. He was
called again. Half-past 3 found him in the
markets along the river-front buying food
for the daily consumption of his numerous
restaurants. This task generally took him
two or three hours. It was usually 6 o'clock
! before he came back to the restaurant again.
and after another short nap and a bath, he
was ready for his breakfast as usual at 9
• This was his daily programme, Sunday in
cluded. He smoked very strong cigars, and
had one in his mouth as long as he was
awako, unless he was eating. During the
day he was usually sleepy and stupid, and
lounged lazily in his chair with his head on
his breast. This was nataral considering the
small amount of sleep he had. When he
died, nicotine was said to be the most potent
cause of his death. Charles Delmonico in
herited the vast business. The immense for
tune which came to him was the immediate
cause of his ruin. He conceived the idea of
boing a great millionaire. He had a fortune
of several millions to start with, and ho was
thoroughly couversaut with Wall stn.-et af
fairs. He was jolly, wide awako, and enter
prising at first, but hs gave way to the beset
ting sin of the Delmonico family, and before
long became as lymphatic and luzy as any
of his famous uacies. He sat with a stupid
and loggy expression in his restaurant for
hours and hours at a time. He grew cross,
morose and sullen. Men who had known him
for years, and known him intimately, were
rebuffed when they approached his chair, and
he was a terror to everybody whom he em
But it is a singular fact that through all
his illness and subsequent dementia ho never
relaxed his vigilant care of his restaurant.
Delmonico's to-day is even a more perfect es
tablishment than it was five years ago. When
Charlie Delmonico became a pronounced
lunatic (about a year ago), people who had
formerly made it a point to go and speak to
him every day and try and keep up their so
cial relations with him looked askance aud
gave him a wide berth. He sat staring mood
ily at the floor for hours at a time. He grew
very stout, and, like Siro, his chin was de
pressed. His eyes grew heavy and loggy,
and without tho faintest spark of animation.
He is the last of the Delmonicos. The busi
ness will probably go to his nephew, whose
name is Crist.
jjjatfl Two Rich .lien's Habits. ■
[New York Times.]
Somehow very rich men never seem to
have merry hearts. I saw Vannerbilt tho
other day at "Johnny Barry's," the well
known roadside house near Macomb's Dam
bridge. He was sitting gloomily in a corner
surrounded by his toadies, who giggled and
cackled at every sad joke he essayed and ap
plauded every horsey dictum that fell from
his lips. The dingy room, the vulgar sur
roundings, and the prevailing spirit of sor
didness made the^ group a very suggestive
one. Fortunately for the great millionaire,
he has one substantial pleasure. Though a
picture-buyer, he knows and cares lrttle for
art. Books have no charms for him, and for
what is called society he has a distinct and
positive aversion. But in everything that
pertains to tho horse he takes delight. Some
of the sporting newspapers refer to him
questions to answer, which, with correctness,
involves much horse lore. His solutions aro
carefully written out, and it is evident that
he has spent time and thought in their prepa
ration. To be sure, horse fancying, pure and
simple, is not an enobling amusement: but a
rich man who has this means of diversion
may be said to be more fortunate than those
who have no pleasure in life but in piling up
Jay Gould, on the other hand, has .taken
the pains to tell people long slnc6 ' that ho
played at money-making for the mere pleas
ure of the thing. But Gould is a man famil
iar with books, and has a very good educa
tion. Ho is said to have a good library,
many of his books being rare, scurce and val
uable. As he is what is known as a "domes
tic man," I presume that his private life is
far happier than that ""of any other of our
millionaires. The sages say that riches
harden a man's heart. l^vertheless, if I
were expecting a great public benefaction in
the interests of the liberal arts from a mill
ionaire, I would bet on Jay Gould rather
than on W. H. Vanderbilt.
30U ! The If asic or the Future.
[Chicago Herald.]
Your wife has arranged a party or a re
ception, and the music, Vvhich ha3 been an
expensive item in the past, dwindles down to
a mere bagatelle. It is not necessary any
longer to feed a dozen musicians and quench
their insatiable thirst, besides paying them
$5 apiece, and double that amount to the
leader. All you have to do is to request your
music dealer: "Send me a couple of over
tures, a half a dozen waltzes, a few old Vir
ginia reels and some old-fashioned tunes for
the dinner table. Please have goods de
livered at the rear door." You receive your
barrel or box of music, perhaps in tho shape
of pumpkins, whose stem is the crank, by the
torn of which you grind out the music.
After the party you have the music shipped
back, pay the rent, and are done. There are
no more carpets spoiled by the greasy boots
of the musicians, and you have no longer to
witness the'disgraceful performance of seeing
them mistake the finger-bowl for a drinking
cup at the dinner-table, and sputter the
orange water over the sdk dresses of your lady
guests like a generous shower of rain in early
spring. The presence of one or more players
at such occasions is very annoying. You can
not treat them as servants and send them off
to the kitchen regions at meal time, because
they are "touched by the genius of art," and
you don't want to treat them as your equals,
because they have really revolting habits at
the table, such as drinking sherry out of a
water tumbler, cleaning their plates with the
tongue, cutting fish with the knife or tying
the napkins around the neck in mules' ears
fashion. Then they are wont to smack their
lips after a particularly delicious morsel, and
wipe their mouths on the back of their hand
when they get up. All this is avoided by
renting a quantity of the music of the future,
which you can have carried down to the coal
cellar after it has done its share in entertain
ing the guests.
Something Xew in Railroad Tickets.
A new kind of a railway ticket is coming
to the front. It is best explained by taking
the Grand Trunk as an example. That road
prints a book of tickets containing 1,000 or
500 or 100 or 50 tickets, on a page, each ticket
good for one mile. These little tickets are
smaller than postage stamps, twenty on a
sheet, and perforated. You can buy two
twenty or a thousand of them at a. fixed
rate, and the company on its part
is bound to accept one of them for every
mile you travel. You will not be required to
tell the ticketseller where you want to go; you
will say give me a hundred miles, or twenty
miles, or a thousand miles and get on board
and give the conductor enough of the little
squares to carry you to your destination.
There will then be no such thing as lay
over tickets, or trouble of getting tickets
changed, or loss through tickets not used—
these little tickets will be as good as money,
and always current. The road on its part
will be duly protected from scalpers and the
like. The new system has received the in
dorsement of the better class of passengers,
o0Ant« an t-patralarn anil haa Iwan bi!a«uJ .»»
Prussia is still negotiating with the Pope.
Organ grinders have been banished from
! Paris.
Forty students of the Texas University are
j women.
Thomas Chenery, editor of the London
! Times is dead.
A wholesale slaughter of Christiana in Ton
quin is reported.
The Modoc tribe of Indians now number
but 26 families of 106 persons.
Seven furnaces in Reading, Pa., have
started up after two months idleness.
The steamer Nottingill, lost at sea, was
valued $400,000 and had a cargo worth #152,
The Australia parliament is threatened
with dissolution, unless it re-enacts the so
cialist law.
North Carolina militi willa hereafter be
clothed in the regulation uniform of the
United States.
L. It. Peters, seven years employed in the
postoffice at Marshall, Missouri has been ar
rested for robbing the mails.
The highest postage rate taains from the
United States is to Patagonia and [the Island
of St. Helena—27 cents per half-ounce.
A New York electrician claims that impos
sible, as Edison called it, that is, the storage
of electricity has been accomplished by Brash.
It is claimed that the first place of business
erected by the New Hovcn, Ct, colonists
dating back to 1602, is still standing in ac
tive use,
Mike McDonald and Ed. Carey were
burned to death in the jail at Wausau, Wis.
which was consumed by tire ou the evening
of Feb. the 11th.
A Londoner writes to the Pall Mall Ga
zette, that American convicts spend their
time reading novels, eating *big dinners,
smoking cigars and drinking gin-slings.
The Ai:g!o-Friuch commission engaged in
fixing the boundaries iu West Africa has en
countered a serious resiotanee from the
natives. French troops wire landed for pro
The exploit of soma burglars at Bmla-
Pcsth, Hungary, who, instead of tewktng
op D a safe, carried it off with all that was i:i
it. is recorded as something new in the bur
glary line.
Xtw York State expended $1,925,671 on
its public schools during 1883, ol which
amounts $1,006,341 was expended in the
eiiies. TttdOgtl the returns show the num
ber of children of school age to be 1,085,100,
but 1,041,000 attended.
Mr. Henry James' latest work, "Portraits
of Places,"' is to contain his lirst impressions
of Venice, Paris, Normandy, England, Lon
don and his reflection on an English New-
Year and an Euglifch w inter watering place,
with some thoughts on New York, Saratoga,
Quebec and Niagara.
The classes in carpentering which were re
cently established in a Cleveland public
school have proved not to interfere with the
regular studies, aud the boys have not only
developed a taste for hard work, but by their
standing show that training the bauds is au
actual help in other school work.
The first historic novel in Icelandic has
been published in Canada, by a lady bearing
the euphonious name of Torfhildur Thorus
teiudottir Holm. The title of the novel is
easier to pronounce; it is "Bryujolfur Sveius
son," and the plot is laid in Iceland in the
middle of the seventeenth Century.
Mrs. Bray, the English novelist, who died
last year at the age of 94 years, wrote her
autobiography, and it will shortly be pub
lished. Mrs. Bray was a friend of Robert
Southey, and knew and corresponded with
most of the leading authors aud artists of the
earlier part and middle of the century.
Books relating to India multiply. One "f
the notable ones is Sir Richard Temple's,
"Oriental Experiences," and another i
"The Religious Thought and Life in India."
This latter is by Professor Monier Williams,
and is a life study of the Indian people. The
lirst volumes deals with the history of Vcdism,
Brabmanism and Hiudooism.
Of the 160 members of the New York leg
islature, eighty-three were born iu the coun
ties they represent, forty-four in other coun
ties, twelve in other .states, and twenty-one
in other countries. The oldest man is Sen-
McCarthy, 70, and the youngest Assembly
man Hiisbrouek, 24. There are twenty-six
ex-soldlcrs iu the list, against fourteen last
The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
says there is now living in Penn Yan, N. Y.
a man, who, for two years has had a bullet
imbedded in his brain. Before receiving tlie
shot he was dissolute, morose and quarrel
sonic, but has now become a peaceable,
sober and industrious citizen. The records
Bhow analogous cases, but few that arc so
well marked.
An invalid lady residing at San Rafael,
Cal., who was directed by her physician to
take a daily sun bath of several hours' dura
tion on the lawn, has diverted herself by
patient and ingenious effort to tame a couple
of humming birds. After two or three
months of acquaintance the little creatures
are now so trustful as to sip honey from a
spoon held in her hands.
The turf scandals grow thicker in England.
Charles Wood, one of the foremost jockeys,
although he has received his license again,
will not get many mounts, for he has become
a doubtful character. Even Archer is looked
upon with suspicion. "It is his case that
"Plunger Walton means when he says that
"those fellers" had better leave him alone or
he will make extremely unpleasant for them.
A suit begun by Lady Stamford against Sir
Frederick Johnson and Lord Arlington was
based on an allegation of turf frauds, also
involving the Prince of Wales.
The custom of having lackeys announce
the names of arriving and departing guests
in Washington (as elsewhere) leads at times
to many amusing mistakes. The other night,
while a crowd of departing guests were wait
ing under the canopy, the men were shout
ing away for the, ""Russian" minister's car
riage !" "The German minister's carriage!"
"The British minister's carriage!" and
some wag passing along the street yelled out:
"The Irish minister's carriage!" Promptly
the coachmen took it up like so many par
rots, and from box to box the shout was
passed for the Irish minister's vehicle.
A Saline Aperient, ■
Asreeal)l8 to Tate, I
Secure the genuine and avoid disap
Pzxdixo legal measures to restrain the use of
our name in connection with a so-called Malt
Extract, purporting to be made hy a party who
has assumed the namcof Johann Hoff, physicians
and consnmers arc cautioned against fraudulent
imitations of our goods, and Are informed that all
for whieh wo aro and have been the 80LE
AGENTS and IMPORTERS since I860, an* upon
which they reputation of fljis article 1» ba«ert, is
sold only in ocr SPECIAL BOTTLE, and bears
upon its label the nume ot
278 Greenwich street, New York,
Established 1834.
Sole agents for the sale of tho &EXBOT Joiiasn
four's ¥alt Exthact for the Upitad States and
ritish Provipueg ol $fl[rtH AjBfftiea.
y Seooaradv c ruiialait fo tnU payor.
[a triumph of SKILL
Prepared from Select Fruits
that yield the finest Flavors,
Have been used for years. Be
come The Standard Flavoring
Extracts, ITone of Greatet
Strength. Xoue of such Perfect
Purity. Always certain to im
part to Cakes, Puddings, Saucest
the natural Flavor of the Fruit,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
■ aitr» of Lnpulla V -it QeiH. Dr. Prlw'i Crran Biklaa
f »i?d«r. u<! Ur. Prkt's I'aitu* PirtkMi. ~
A spcclile cure for ail diseases of tha Wood. LlTer
Stomach. Bowel*and Kidneys. Thismedicine Is abio
lutcly vegetable. It h the prescription of an emlneni
phyilclan, u no has us, d lt la Ms special prac;
thirty years. For all disease* originating In impair
ment of Om Mood, iu Ann:r.ia, Sick Ilcadac:.
voutness, FcmUe Waakaesaea, Uvw Complaint, Dis
pepsta. Jaundice, Biliousness, and Kidney Diseases, this
medicine U absolutely sure, lt dues not contain any
mineral, Is abaohitely vegetable, r> si.iroi the blond
to a healthy condition, regulating excesses, supply
ing dettcicuelej, aud preventing disease.
Does not contain drugs or oheinlcals. Is a harmless
vegetable syrup, very delicious to the taste, and cures
Immediately that distressing affection-Whooplr.g
Cough. It acts promptly upon Infants, also upon adults.
Destroys the animalcule which cause those unsightly
lrrltahle and painful affections, and produces a deal
lie.ilthy skin. It rellevcb the oala of t j-iads or bum*.
allays Inflammation, prevents accumulation el mattei
and penults free breathing. It relieves this malady M
thoroughly, that lt Is a pleasure to use.
Sold In this city. Price (1.(4 per bottle, six for gs 00
Directions In ten languages accompany every botUa.
For -ale by ltd. II. Blgga, KeMeetere *(iettp,
B. & E. Zimmerman, A. P. Wilkes and Clark S
Who want glossy, luxuriant
and wavy tresses of abundant,
beaut if ul M air must use
elegant, cheap article always
makes the Hair grow freely
and fast, keeps it from falling
ont, arrests and cures gray
ness, removes dandruff and
itching, makes the Hair
strong, giving it a curling
tendency ana keeping it in
any desired position. Beau
tiful, healthy Hair is the sure
result of using Kathairon.
Tl tlie Paic!
We will fnroi«h Materiul and Lahor from tfcli
date, an we are called on to <lo all repair*: and ul)
material we will put In at half the li-r cott, uni
furnish a man and helper for .*.">.00 a day. I'l-u*
come and he treated right, no underhand wo/
with architect-.
Ii» & 122 VtVst Ihi .1 St.. St. I'aul. Sinn
- ' I ■ I I "
Oiticb oy the City Hall, j
St. Paul, February 8, 18«4. J
The special commission appoiuted and acting
under the act of Ma*ch 8th, 1881, heintf chapter
37ti of Special Law! of 1881, and tho act of FoV
ruary «6th, 1883. being chapter 103 of tbe Special
Laws of 1883, will be glad to receive from ruch
architects as may desire to submit thorn, pUQS
and estimates for tbe City Hall and County
Court Bbme contemplated in eaid acta, on the
first day of May, 1884, at ten o'clock in tho foro
noon, at the ofllce of the County Auditor tSf thh
county,Jbut with the distinct understanding that
no compensation will he made far any such plan
or estimate unless adopted.
By order of the Commission.
3. 3. MrC'AKDY, Secretary.
Fire .Department City of St.M
Office Board op Fire CoMMisMomtM, j
Corner Eighth and Minncota s>treot«, >
St. Patl, Minn., February 15, 1884. J
Horses Med!
Good pound horses, from five to eight yearn old,
weight from 1,450 to 1,000 pounds, suitable for
Fire Department lervfce. Piraonx offering
hor«e* under this advertisement will call on Vete
rinary Surpeon C. C. Berhmau, corner Sixth and
Cedar streets.
By order of the Board.
F. H. JDKLANO, President.
W. O'Gormax, Secretary. 47-07
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Contract Work.
Proposals will be received at llM efflre ol tfe«
Board of Water OWMBlsstoaeM (91 Efwt Yittk
street), until 14 m., March 18th, 1884, for fur
nishiiig ths city of Saint Paul with pampin|
engine*, in accordance with .-pcciflca.'ioas on ttk
in the offl--" of the Enjrineer of said Uo«rd, copiei
of which will he furnUiicd on application.
Each bid mimt be a^-ompunied with % bond ol
twenty percent, of the amount bit*. T'je Beard
reserve the right to ic.jeet uny anil all bid*.
!.. \T. nysi>LB' ,nT,
Engineer el Board of Water OosnoiarffeMMi

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