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Dally, per month •• • • 5 2 I
Daily nii.i Sunday, per calendar month.. OPJ
Buuday, one year - uo I
Dally, without Sunday, ono year S3 00 I
Daily, without Sunday, throe months... 8 -■• ■
Sunday, one year 3 00 I
Daily and Sunday, three months -' ■" I
Tri-Weekly, one year * ]>•* {■
Weekly, one year l 00 I
|y Correspondence containing Important new* I
»oliritcd from every point. Uojected coiumunic.v- IM
tiono cannot be preserved. '^^H
Address all letter* anil telegrams to !^^H
TliK Ul.i'KK, id I'AII.. MIVV. jH
rr" Tin- Washington* drricK or the <;i.ob* ■
j»o. 11 timxs 8111-DINO.
13?- the Minneapolis ornrr. or thb glokk ■
IhAT no. sm nan avim BOOTH.
AT JI4HI Boots main r. ■
The „> .■.,. [« on -:i ; • «* U> ' National Hotel H
Washington, and :«t Coo. B, YVliurtmia, No. a ■
Carondclut street New OrloantJ
The Daily and SCKDA* (;ia>ue is for sale iv I
Raytuer't old book n;ul now* store. 2'M Third uvi- ■
Dili' IMJUth, Minneapolis. v H
Office of Chief Sioxal Omen. Wash- ■
WQTOK, C, March IS, 10 p. m.— Ob« I
tions taken at the same moiuout of timo at ■
■11 stations: ■ .1
Stations, i i wih'i- Stations. ? W'th'r I
1 • I i _^ i^J
Duliith : l. r »|L*tB'W!|SwiltCur't :;t Cloudy j^H
Bt. Paul.. i 25 Pair Battteford. IS cujiuly |^H
La CroB3e..| 35 l.'i s'w||Edmonton. 28 I.'i >'\> - I
Huron.... I.'. Fair Albany — ">■> Clou.ly
Moorhead. SlClear | Sew York. 40 Cloudy
St. Vincent 3 Cloudy Chleajro. 3s. Cloudy I
liismari-k . :.'-' L't s'w .Cincinnati, ys Cloudy >^B
Ft. liui'ofd 32 Cloudy Cleveland^ 83 Cloudy j^H
Ft . Assii '< ■ Fair iHoston «s, Cloudy H
Ft Ouster.. l 41 1 Fair 'tJalveston. r.C.Thr'iiK' <^M
Helen d 42 L*« r'n] Memphis."; 4ii Cl«»ar ■
Ft.Garry.. 0 Fair S. Orleans. .">; clou.ly ■
Mlnnedosal S Clear (veport 63 Clear
Q'Appi-lli".. L'liU'loinly St. : iOUIh. ■ 40 Fair ■
Mod. Hat.; ■■• Cloudy Vicksburg #7 Fair |^H
Calgarry . . |JU |<^]±>_ \ ! |H
Barometer. S9.RVII: thermometer. 23.C: roln- H
tivo humidity, 89.3; wind, southeast to north- I
west; weather variable; amount of molted I
snow, .US; maximum thermometer, ;>7.T: ■
minlatuin thermometer, 18.W: daily ran^i-. I
18.8; Hlvcr — Frozen. Note— Barometer cor- ■
reeled lor temperature and elevation.
r. F. Lyons, Signal Corps, U. S. A. jH
indications. n^M
WASHINGTON. March 13. la. m.— For the I
upper lake regions: Southerly wind*, veer- ■
Ing to colder westerly, enow, followed by fair ■
weather. For the upper Mississippi and Mil H
Bourl valleys: Colder, followed by wuriner ■
fair oath or. variable winds. H
QbavdOpbba Uousi (WabasfaA, between H
Third and Fourth)— Robson i Crane, la the I
•'(.'ouiedy of Errors." H
OLrMi'iOTmtiTßM (Seventh, near Jackson) I
— Wellesley & Bterllng' t s company in "The H
Danltes." H
Pauk The ateu (Minnesota, between Fifth ;H
r t\n.i Sixth)— Variety show and Bpaninir txhi- I
l>iti. : |H
Dime Museum, Saekett &\Vlj.'uii!s (!)t to 9C I
East Seventh street) — Tho pin machine and jl
fctajre entertainment, 1 to 10 p. in. iH
Dun Museum, John X. Davidson (Fourth, I
Tjotween Wabasha and St. Peter) — Novelties |H
and stage performances, 1 to 10 p. m. H
Grand Opera House (Sixth street and I
NtooDet avenue)— Duff Opera Company in the |H
•'Mikndo." ■
Theatre Comique (First avenue south. H
near Washington avenue) Lang's Comedy I
i'mniques. H
Dime Museum, Saekott& WlawJna, Ilenno- ■
pin and Washington avenues) Curiosities !■
and stage performances. 1 to 10 p. in. lH
Washington Rixu— Six-day bicycle race, H
Shcock vs. Woodside. I
Grand Opera House, St. Robson I
&"('ranf» in "Comedy of Errors." jl
Grand Ope;<a House, Minneapolla— Duff II
Opera Company In the "Mikado." I
Tho stock market Iliimlciii yesterday to II
Show more activity, but it was a dismal fad- H
me. A heroic effort was made in the after- I
noon to infuse a little activity, bnt it was not H
successful. The most notable feature of the jl
market was the activity and weakness of I
Western Union, which wont up and down, I
and closed with a net loss of 3%, after sales II
of 88,000 shares. Chicago wheat closed J«c I
lower. Pork was dull and heavy. I
As the time Cor wheat sowing is at band, I
our western fanners naturally turn I
their attention to (be subject. The first I
thing to arrest their attention is the matter I
of selecting seed wheat. Experiments I
made in England and also tried by farmers I
in [owa and Illinois, demonstrate that it I
liuys to separata carefully the small and I
imperfect grains, and sow tho largest and II
most perfect berries. This insures a larger I
yield and better quality. Tests have been I
made where fields, sido by side, were I
planted three years in succession and both I
lields treated precisely the same, except In I
the seed, and the result has been that the I
lield sowed with seed carefully selected in I
the way we have Indicated, invariably I
yielded from threo to eight bushels more I
■wheat than the other. It will therefore I
pay the farmer to take the time and trouble I
to cull his seed wheat. I
Smut is getting to be the most serious I
matter with the wheat growers of the I
Northwest. The loss resulting from smutty I
•wheat to farmers in this section amounts to I
millions of dollars annually. A very sim- I
ple remedy is used in California to stamp I
out the smut and it has been found to bo I
successful. It requires very little trouble I
and but small expense and in the thousands I
of cases where it has been tried has never I
failed. The remedy for killing the smut is I
simply to wet thoroughly each grain of seed I
wheat in strong solution of blue vitriol, or I
as some call it, blue stone. Hon. Horace I
Davis, a member of congress from the I
Ban Francisco district, and tho largest I
miller on the Pacific slope, says it is an in- I
fallible remedy for smut and suggests the I
following method of preparation: Dissolve I
one or two pounds of blue vitriol to one I
gallon of water. There is no danger of
getting It too strong. One gallon of the
solution will wet four bushels of seed. Tut
the ">eed wheat into coarse bags about
fifty or sixty pounds to the bag;
tie them at the top so the wheat
will lie loosely in them; immerse them in
this pickle and let them remain for live or
ten minutes, turning the bags over a few
times to bo sure that the wheat has become
thoroughly wet. Then lift them out and
let the pickle drain back into the vessel that
contains the solution. It does not require
that the wheat shall be spread out to dry,
as it will absorb the moisture very quickly.
Prof. UiuLAJiD of the California Unl-
Tersity of Agriculture writes: "As regards
the blue-stoning of seed wheat, the solu
tion used is as strong as it can be made at
ordinary temperature. Such a solution j
contains about three pounds of vitriol to five
quarts of water. The time of Immersion
varies somewhat; the most definite pre
scription given is that a half sack should re
main In the saturated solution at least three
minutes, and that it should be turned about |
several times during the Interval to make
6ure of wetting thoroughly. There Is no
drying done unless it be used in a seed
drill. It will not werk perfectly with \
the centrifugal sower without drying. ;
Then scorns to bo little dancer tol
the vitality of tho seed from the bluoH
stone. A held that has been veryH
smutty during the previous season will bcH
upt to show some, on the grain of tho nextM
one despite blue stoning, but persistence iuH
the practice will bo more sure to put an cndH
to the fungus germs, save so far as they!
may be furnished by kind neighbor* abovoM
tint wind/ The fact that such :i largoM
quantity of spring wheat, particularly ofH
the soli varieties, is placed in the rejected I
grade and selling at from 10 to -2,:> pen is perl
bushel lower on account of the damage I>\ I
smut, and that this can bo remedied by suchH
a simple process, ought to induce our larm-H
en to five the blue-stone treatment a trial. ■
Merchants and others, who are prepared tl 'l
furnish laiiucrs with tho blue vitriol ml
quantities at reduced prices, should makel
that fact known by advertising in the!
Globe, where it will bo read by the farm-l
en of the Northwest."
The latest legal complication arising from I
the EtlOH tragedy is that Tin mule. whoH
was Mrs. Rich's bet husband, sets up ;<l
claim to her property, on the ground thatl
her divorce from him was illegal. lleH
alleges that ho was never served with!
process, and that the afiidavit which set!
forth the fact thatnotice had been served on^B
him was falsely sworn to. The Brooklyn
Eagle is authority for the statement that^H
Thimbu has lined counsel to bring suitH
to set aside the divorce proceedings, and inH
ease lie is successful, will come in to ciuiml
Mrs. Ki< us estate. In the meantime, thoH
1... ii and Smith heirs are at loggei heads^H
as to which If entitled to the estate — tlieH
whole question hinging on which died ur»t,H
lticu or his wife.
The war of the roses with its suecession^H
of bloodless battles still continues in tliel
senate. One of the best points that his^H
been made was scored yesterday by Senator^H
Kinna in his hard, common-sense way (>I H
presentlns ■ ease when be accused the sen-^B
ate of being possessed of the hogcish di»po-P^B
ion to monopolize the star chamber Imsi-M
ness. The senators do not want the. presl-M
dents private papers for public uso, for asH
Mr. Kkxxa says, if the president was toH
deliver them to the senate the Bret thlngH
that body would do would bo shut the puh-H
lie out and inside barred doors proceed toH
examine the papers.
To the Editor of the Globo: H
Would the Ci.oi'.k pleaee inform an l>;nor-^H
nut reader DC th« meaning 1 of tho terinM
•'watered stock," as applied to railroad- oi-H
other property in the head* of corporations?^^
What is in object and effect in this state.
KELB P. Nelsos. H
East G ranito Falls, Minn., March 10. ■
If our correspondent knows uuythingH
about watering milk be can grasp tho inean-H
ins of watered corporation stock. When ;il
company of gentlemen organize thems»'lve-^B
into a corporation with a cash capital sayH
of 5i. 000. 000 and they a^ree among thorn
selves that certificates of stock shall 'l
issued to '.he amount of £3,000.000 then theH
52,0 00,000 which baa no cash basis is called M
watered stock. It is a slick way of gcttingH
>:; for SI, and the object is to make money M
at other people's expense. I
Striking seems to be ■ mania just at I
present. Even the government eraplovesH
have become infected with it. The latest
move in this direction la an organization ol I
the postal clerks on all the fast mail lines, H
who have appointed a committee with iu-H
structions to notify the postmaster general H
that unless be gives them a personal guar-M
anteo thai they are to retain their positionsH
permanently they will quit work in al
body. This is done in expectation thalH
the apprehended demoralization result- 1
Ing to tin*, mall service from suchH
a course, will frighten the post- 1
I master general into yielding to their de-H
I mauds and securing them in their softH
I places. If these poor duluded postal clerksH
I only knew how many thousand bright. ac-H
I the young men were standing hat in hand, l
I ready to board the trains at the first signal I
I of the bell, and engage in tho work of as- 1
I sorting the mails, they wouldn't have becnH
Iso bold in their demands. The next thingl
I will be that the postmasters will inauguratol
I a boycott against tho government and re- 1
I fuse to buy its postage stamps unless they!
I are assured of being continued in office. I
I The theory held by the Indian affairs!
I committee that the true solution of the In- 1
I dan question is to be found in- the estab-l
H lishment of schools for the children of the I
I red men has many good reasons underlying I
I it. So far as the experiment has been tried I
lit has met with flattering success. Thel
I trouble is, however, that it does not go farl
I enough. Not enough children are edu-l
I Bated in civilized ways and returned I
Ito their tribes to leaven the un-l
I righteousness of the remaining savages. If I
I the scheme is to be adopted at all it shouldl
Ibo In its entirety. Tho education should be I
H made compulsory and to include every In-
I dian child above a certain ago. In this
I way tliu rising generation would soon be
I weaned from the paint and feathers of
I savagery to the plumes and finery of civili-
I zation. A youthful brave attired in a dudo
I collar and the usual accompaniments, and
I possessing a good working knowledge of
I English, might not come up to the ideal of
I the noble red man, as established by a cer-
I tain Mr. Cooper, but ho would be
I worth more for purposes of practical citi-
I aeoahip. Once initiated Into the delights
I of the ward meeting and made acquainted
I with the subtle delights which are to be
I found in the neighborhood of the polls on
I election day, ho would no longer long for
I the freedom of the prairie. Should ho be
I overcome by his innate hankering after
I scalps, ho would find a safe vent for his
I overwrought feelings by gratifying his nat-
I ural inclination at party caucuses and con-
I ventions. There is little doubt that by this
I educational plan one gencratiou would see
■ the last of the nomadic lazy, government-
I fed Indians, as we know them now. Those
I who would take their place might not be
I very useful members of society, but they
I could at least be made self-supporting and
I harmless. The question Is one of consider-
I able Importance. The proposed solution Is
I worth trying.
The Bell telephone case will be tried at
I Columbus, and the bill which the govern-
I ment has prepared is completed and will bo
I tiled by Judge Tuciimax next week. The
I bill is a lengthy document, covering fifty
I pages of legal cap closely printed in small
I typo The suit is brought under section 8,
I article 1 ot the constitution, and the acts
I of congress passed in pursuance thereof by
I which the United States is authorized under
I certain conditions to restrain all persons
I within its jurisdiction from exercising
I their natural rights to employ their
I industry, ingenuity and means in
I making, vending, operating or using
H certain arts, machines, manufactures or
■ composition of matter. The bid charges
I that the letters-patent issued to Alkxan-
I pER (ii'.AUAM Bell for a telephone instru-
I ment were illegally and improperly pro-
I cured. Prof. Bell is plainly charged with
■ not only failing to meet tiie requirements
I of tlie law, but with misleading and deceir-
I ing the examining officials of the patent
I oflice. The bill also charges that Bell
I was anticipated in the discovery of the
I electrical speaking telephone by I'uiLLH*
■ Heis, Chomwell, Fleetwuod y.uh.i.y.
I Antonio Mil it i. i.i.i-i: a > .kav, Thomas
H A. Edison and Asoiiel K. Eaton and
I many nt.hHia It is alleged In the bill that
t lie valuable telephone discovery is cither
the property of some one of these pi iorH
discoverers or, having been abandoned by I
the original discoverer, Is now free to I
used by the pimple of the United State*. I
It is alleged that the telephone is of great ■
public Interest and importance to the peo- I
pie of the United States, and that the Hell ■
Telephone company has no right to oppress I
the people by charging large stun-* of money ■
for the use of telephones alleged to be I
covered by its patents.
It Is remarkable what an amount of I
superstition there Is in human nature. I
Neither culture nor conservatism which H
comes of ago will wholly eradicate the be- 1
lief in the supernatural which Impressed H
Itself on the mind of childhood. The fact I
that credence It given to the story that a
specter keeps watch over the old Wlusiowß
bouse in Minneapolis which is now being H
torn down to cive room to the Ml exposl- I
tlon building may not bo such a surprising H
thing in the new West, but It Is singular to ■
lad a community in staid old Con- 1
nectlcut all torn up because of the H
presence of a nightly visitor, whose myste.- I
rlou.s actions have paralyzed a whole town- H
ship with terror. Near Killlngworth. in I
Middlesex county, stands an ancient farm- H
house, situated on a hill overlooking Long I
Island sound. Notwithstanding it occupies H
the most attractive dwelling site in all the I
county, this venerable mansion has been H
teuantless for years and years until a Bos- I
ton family occupied it last tall. Just 100 I
years ago, according to local tradition, a H
horrible tragedy was enacted here. The I
house was occupied by Uohace Hi<.-H
(.ins, his wife and thrcu children. I
The husband was an amiable, mild- H
mannered man, while the wife I
was a virago. A more than usually violent H
exhibition of her temper one day tried his I
quiet disposition beyond endurance and ho H
slapped her jaws. Wild with EMI the H
irascible spouse lushed into the chamber ■
where her children were playing and with H
a common case knife cut the throats of all I
three of them and It was only after I ter- H
rible struggle the husband prevented her I
from cutting her own. The woman was H
adjudged to be Insane and m conMned un- I
til the day of her death in a rear room «ll
the house where the windows overlooked I
the churchyard, where were to be seen the I
grassless graves of her murdered children. I
As the hour of noon and midnight ap- I
proached the woman would always be seen H
standing at the window looking toward the I
clock on the church tower muttering to her- H
self. "When those pointers come together I
at li my sins will be pardoned." I
After the Higoixs family died off theß
house remained unoccupied because of the I
prevailing opinion in the neighborhood that I
the old mansion was haunted. Lost fall a I
wealthy Boston gentleman by the name of I
Ray. having occasion to pass through I
Killiugworth, was so struck by the beautl- 1
ful location of the lliggixs house that he I
bought it. lie repaired It and recently H
removed his family there. The family have I
had such an uncomfortable experience H
that they have been compelled to I
aoandon the place and go back to Boston. H
According to the statements made by the I
family during the first night's occupancy I
Mr. Kay was awakened by screams coming M
from the servants' chamber. Hastily dress- 1
ing he proceeded to investigate the cause of I
the disturbance, He found the two servant I
girls cowering under the blankets in a state H
of mortal fright They declared that ju.->tH
as the little clock on it •■ mantel struck li a H
woman entered the door and. proceeding to I
the window overlooking the churchyard, H
muttered something. mournfully shook her I
head, and then glided out of the door again. I
Mr. Kay laughed at their story and ex- H
pressed a determination to occupy the room I
himself the next night. Accord i he and H
Mrs. Ray occupied the haunted room the I
following night They retired and dropped I
oil to sleep when the husband awoke sud-.M
denly. Looking toward the window he I
saw the apparition of the previous night. I
Hardly certain whether lie was awake or I
dreaming he nudged his wife and asked her I
to look in the direction of the window. The I
specter they saw had the appearance of a I
common-looking lady whoso eyes were fixed I
lon the churchyard, which could be dis- I
I tinctly seen in the moonlight. Together I
I they gazed at the figure until the little dock I
I chimed the hour of IS, when the ghost I
I wrung Its hands and muttered: "When I
I the pointers come together my sins will be I
I pardoned," and disappeared. Neighbors I
I were Invited to come in and occupy the I
I room, but night after night the same sight I
I was seen. Mr. Ray and his family have I
I gone back to Boston, the house is again I
I tenautless, except by its ghostly visitor. I
I and the conservative people of that part of I
I staid old Connecticut are all broken up be- 1
I cause they can't give an explanation of tlie I
I mystery. _ I
I There is something almost pitiful about I
I the position in which ex-President Aktiii it I
I now finds himself. hiving in the chief I
I city of the country, among hundreds of I
I people by whom he was formerly familiarly I
I greeted, he is now almost as much alone as
H though ho were living in a wilderness.
I Alieniated by his coolness while in the
H White house., the former political friends,
Iby whom ho was once regarded as tho
I soul of good-fellowship, now pass him
I coldly by. Estranged .by his course
I during the subsequent political cam-
I paign, his newer and more influential
I friends regard him as little less
I than a traitor, and will have nothing soci-
I ally to do with him. Defeated in his am-
I bltion to be re-elected to the presidency,
I and then to the senate, his public care is
B closed. With but a modest competence,
I nothing is left him but, to live in dignified
I seclusion in his wifeless home, the only
I bright spot in which is his charming daugn-
I ter, just budding into womanhood. The
I lot of ex-presidents. hampered as they are
Iby the necessity for maintaining
H something of the former dignity which
I surrounded them, and more often
I than not, with cherished friendships
I destroyed by unfortunate political couipll-
I cations, is far from au enviable one. The
I law of compensations is Inexorable in its
I working. It applies to ex-presidents as of-
I fectually M to the humblest citizen. In
I the case of Mr. Ait rut it would seem that
I the cross which he is now bearing is hardly
I worth the crown worn for so brief a sea-
I .son. Eminence so dearly won is hardly
I worth the price.
It n.F.A^Es tho Gumr. to observe that with
I th* awakening of new Ufa which the srlod-
I some sprluf-tlme Inspires, its Third struct
H contemporary has caught Eomothlnj of hi-
B spirit of the enterprise. Tho Guobb pub-
H lshed on Thursday an account of
I a robbery at Duluth, the Plooccr,
I with a tacit rebuke for the Globes
I uuUue baste, followed with the sumo news
I yesterday. TlieGbOKßof yesterday bad an
H extended and exclusive account of a notable
I railway undertaking in which local capitalists
H are Interested; the Pioneer, with commend-
I able deliberation and after a careful reading:
H of the Gix)be, will probably preteut the same
I information to its readers very soon. The
I Glode is a newspaper; it is always triad to
I havo its contemporaries avail themselves of
I its columns.
H It isn't often they ban? a man in New Or-
I leans according to tbe forms of law, but
I when they do it is done In an extravagant
■ way. The report detailing the banging of
I Fono and MtRPiiT yesterday, while in an un
■ conscious state fiom the effects of bclladona,
I says that when the trap was sprung "tho
I bodies were launched into eternity." The
I usual way has been to send tho ixiuU Into
I eternity and bury the bodies.
StiRVETOR General Demert of Utah has
■ finally been confirmed, but he bad a narrow
squeak of It. The next time bo will bo care
ful about denying reddens interviews wben
half a dozen reputable newspaper men have
Terbatiin notes to produce against him. Per
baps the best plan fur htm would be to loam
something from ciporienco and not again be
oome a party to an interview wbioh is not
fiupportod by a bard-rock foundation of
truth. '
Sex ATon Wilson tried to do the sky-rock
eting to Senator Edmunds' remarks In reply
to the president, but about both speeches
tbero seems to bare b<* m n more flu than brill
iancy. It Is quite supposablo that the "proto
plasmic presence," to which the former gen
tleman objects, tills the presidential chair
with altogether too much vitality for the
average Republican politician.
If, despite the distrust which long resl
doneo In Washington Is apt to engender, the
senators, when they look Into the open coun
tenance- of W. M. Cami-uki.i. and tccl the
grasp of his cordial band, do not pass by as
Idle the charges which be has (rone on to re
fute, they will do themselves but little credit
as judges of human nature.
Tun kind of reciprocity which involves the
co-operation of Minnesota and Canadian rail
way magnates in the building of a new rood
which will develop a great deal of territory
will meet the approval of every one. With
Its usual enterprise the-GLOiiE was Uio first
newspaper to inform the public of the
The senate committee on commerce bos the
Bad's ship railway bill under consideration,
and out bent in Minnesota there is a burning
curiosity as to whether ex-Senator Wisdom.
president of tho Ship Hallway company, is
giving any cozy and persuasive little, dinners
in Washington Ju3t at present.
The Indian affairs committee, believes that
Indian schools should bo established to civil
ize the Indians ami too lands should bo al
lotteJ In severally. A eourso at a medical
school, for instance, would enablo tho Apa
ches to remove scalps with much greater
neatness and dispatch.
It will bo a strange thing If after so
many years tho negro leader of the Sioux
massacre in IH&i is brought to justice. And
there is no doubt that, if the man by whom
the chief of pollen has been informed Is ac
tually the culurif. summary punishment will
bo dealt out to him.
It is reliably stated that the proposed
highly moral newspaper which tho Minneap
olis ministers thought of starting camo to an
untimely death by so much sermon "copy"
being furnished by tho projectors that It was
found no news could be printed for several
years to come.
Senator Evarts is trying to push Senator
Loo an very hard in the presidential race, but
until he grows a mustache as luxuriant M
Black Jack's the advantage in wind which
bo undoubtedly has over Ma somewhat more
obese and unlettered opponent will count for
A strike among government postal clerks
would certainly bo a novel affair. The gov
ernment is not very likely to be embarrassed
by want of meu to take such positions, and
the clerks who have disclaimed sympathy
with the movement aro clever enough to sco It.
A committee of seven from each house of
congress will be appointed to accompany the
remains of Senator Miller to California, and
what should be a decorous and reverential
occasion will probably be turned Into a junk
etiug tour, in all that the name implies.
The farmers of Michigan will unite- with
the Knights of Labor and adopt tho platform
or the latter. It will bo difficult to secure
adhesion to the "eight-hour labor" plank,
however. To the average farmer that would
seem luxurious Idleness.
It matters but little that the New Orleans
murderers. Ford and Murphy, almost sue
ccedfd j.i avoiding the hangman's noose by
taking poison. They paid the penalty foe
their dastardly crime with their lives, am
ju-lice 13 vindicated.
Kansas City Is already .finning to l>(
H hemmed in from the outer world by her bul
I wark of spring mud. Sim will have outside
H communication, however, as soon as the St
I Paul extension comes to the rescue.
H It is unfortunate that the receiver of tn(
H Texas & Pacific railroad refused to arl.it
I with the Knights of Labor. It Is feared
I that his refusal may lead to oven gruvt-i
H troubles.
H Office-sef.kf.rs In Washington who an
I stiil uniting the "outs" find themselves since
H tho coming of Lent quito In tho fashion ii
I their enforced habit of fasting.
H With Mary Anderson, the "Mikado" am
H the Boston Ideals all coming to St. Paul, th
I Lenten resolutions of the average maiden an
I beginning to waver Badly.
American (.iris 1 Voices.
H Paris Morning Xews.
A London lady asked a visitor from th
H United States if all American girls did no
I have fine voices. That depends. When thej
H whisper "Ask papa," ft 1- remarked that the:
I have a voice more enchanting than tin
■ sirens of the iEircan Isles, but when they an
I swer, "I hope we shall always bo friends," 1
I is remarked that their voices havoabarsl
I and repelling tone.
H I In- 1 armers Will be There.
I Princeton Union.
H The farmers are organizing and propose t<
I "run" things themselves next fall. It look
H now as if party lines would le obliterated a
I far as state politics are concerned. Cn
■ doubtedly. if the farmers are united, the
I can elect their men from governor down t
■ pathmastcr.
H Indorsed by All.
H Butler County (la.) Recorder.
Fora flrst-class newspaper, wo know o
H none better than tho .St. Paul fW.oin: Unde
I tho present management it Is fast '-'ainini
I popularity, and is heartily ir.ilorscd in al
I parts of the country as the best paper In tb
I grout Northwest.
No .flUMir In lIIm >oul.
H Pittsburg Contmercial-Gazctte.
Davenport, la., has a family of muslca
H prodlgios. 5 to 12 years of age, who perform
lon stringed instruments If Davenport wl
I keep her prodigies at home then* will bo n
further objections east of the Mississippi t
I blizzards.
H *
And Probably Succeeded.
H Cincinnati Enquirer.
When President Cleveland interjected th
H words "innocuous desuctudo" into the bow
I els of bis me&saiie to the senate he probabl
H intended to nip the formation of the nci
I Volapuk in the bud.
I Ami Wliy.Vot)
I St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
H Wncn Minneapolis opens her exposition eh
I will admit pcoplo from St. Paul at half price
H The area bell It rin^s all day,
I And in a most distracting way;
■ It jars upon the train of thought,
With which mv poet brain is fraught,
I And tills me with a mad dismay.
I Its summons Bridget doth obey,
H Anil to '.he door she goes stralirhtway,
She is considered — as she ought —
. The area belle.
I Then back to work she hies so gay,
And sings of Erin many a lay.
In vain Is ellonco then besought;
Sho thinks her song with skill is wi ought.
■ She thinks the is. I've heard her say,
The aria belle.
■ —Chicago Rambler.
SICSICS wo^ouoispowEß.
It wan a tiny little bird
H Th in vat upon a tree
And warbled from her throbbing throat
Her trilling minstrelsy.
H A crouching, creeping Thomas-cat
Oazed at tier from below;
H Dut sho sang on and paid no heed
Unto her cruel foe.
Ana uearvr crept the Thomas-cat,
And then ho made a spring:
Tho hapless bird was In bis mouth,
H lint ceased not yet to sing.
O, then cbasto Music's holy charm
■ Itself made felt ere long;
Th* cat released the singer, which
Still chanted its clear *>mr.
H Ah, batMed cat: ah, happy bird!
Ah. Mucic's wendrous power!
■ The bird, though, was a pretty tor,
Which, wound up, sang an hour!
—Boston Gazette.
I don't know that an early spring and bush
fu!. molest Republican ofliee-B«okers have
an>thin« to do with
each other, but tbo
fACt remains that
tlio early breaking
up of the present
winter and the
threatened coming
*r spring witness an
ipparcnt modesty
I m tho part of two
or tho most promt*
nent aspirants for
gubernatorial hon
ors. They want tho
nomination and ov
orybodr knows that
they want It; and
yet they appear un
willing tO commit
themselves. As they gay down la ludlaua, ■■
"They can't trot their own consent to no-H
knowledge their candidacy." H
I refeMotho coy Lieut. Gov. Charles A -l
Gllman of St. Cloud and the retiring t'\-H
Speaker John L. Uibbs of Geneva. IlitlierH
of them would sooner occupy the nxeoutlvoHM
oillce ia the capitol for a single term UmnHJ
pos>e*s wiitfis In tbo world to come. The umnH
who ever heard eltner of I'iPtn refuse a, pub-H
lie office never lived In Minnesota. Vet ihcyH
would make It appear that they have nolH
fully decided to serve tho Republican purtvH
us ltd standard-bearer in tbo coming stuteHJ
contest. H
Got. Oilman represents that his tiusinessH
Interests are such thai he Is not quite suroHJ
that he could neglect them to make tho raceH
tor the nomination, or to serve tli» people asH
governor If cle.-tcd. In a month's time, huHJ
irives it out, that his business affairs will >"'H
in such a shape that be will be able to rcachH
a decision. Ills business inf-rests include 11H
saw mill, lumber and a farm. His i'anu.H
Just now, has new attractions for him, umlH
he fairly floats over tho announcement ur l
bis numerous cows. Such talk sounds well^B
out lv the country, and no one knows it l>ot-HJ
ter than this same coy presiding officer of thoH
state senate. Asking him to accept the noin-HJ
luation would be liko unto asking a duck toH
take a swim.
Kx-Spcaker Gibbs pretends that ho id iuH
Ex-Speaker Oibbs pretends that he is '"H
the hands of In- friends and may or may notH
have his name presented at the coming state ■
convention. Ho is playing 1 the farmer act,H
and wrings in the names of his pet cows iuHJ
a conversation with 11 voter, however hricfß
the confab may be. He denies that there isHJ
any truth in the current rumor that he tuulH
Gov. (iilinau bavo an undtrstandlng, umlH
that, as a result of that understanding, heHJ
will take second place on the ReuublicauHJ
ticket and Oilman will take the lead. MrflJ
Uibbs would desort every cow on his farm,H
and he pretends at this season of tho caui-HJ
paign to be very fond ot his bovine pets.l
if he rould only secure the nomination anuHJ
election as Minnesota's chief magistrate.
There Is a lingering suspicion In the iuind^H
of tbs knowing politicians that Messrs. GiIHJ
man and Olbbs will come to an understanding^^
within the next month, and that, at tho ciulHJ
of that period, the former will announce lii<*H
determination to make tbe canvass for thoHJ
nomination, while tbe latter will be accordedH
the nomination for nontenant governor. TbeHJ
coy Mr. Gil man Is the most accomplished™
wire miller in the state, and he Is very fondHJ
of political combination. During his visit tnHJ
St. Paul yesterday he and ex-Go v. C. K.H
Davis bad a long and apparently interesting^
conversation in tbo Merchants hotel. AnothcrH
onlooker of the two men suggested that per-Hj
haps another combination was being formedH
that would place Mr. Oilman lv tho caDltolHJ
and ox-Gor. Davis in tbe United StatcaHJ
benato. H
The Republican* of St. Paul and of Ramsey I
county aro not particularly anxious for a re-HJ
apportionment or the state; in fact they wereH
rather glad than otherwise that Gov. Hub-H
bard refused to cull au extra session of thoH
legislature during the past winter. knowlngH
that such a meeting included a redlstributlonH
of the assembly districts. They feared thatH
their representation In tho legislature wouldH
remain about tbo same, the county bcingH
Democratic, and the additional represcnta-H
lives on account of the increased populatlonH
would be enjoyed by the Democrats. ThcyH
knew that the Minneapolis Republicans wouidH
be benefited by such reapportlonmcnt, asH
nennepin county being strongly RopublicanH
lv increased representatives would be of thatH
faith. The St. Paul Republicans thereforeH
see a fading away of their numbers in tboH
legislature and an Increase of tho Minneup-H
oils delegation . They are saddest when theyH
think of reapportionment. I
The Onlooker. I
Downfall of the Dude King. I
New York letter to Boston Herald. I
Barry Wall has at last sunk to the level
of common clay, aiut is bclns sued by hisl
tailor. Not M U<\£ ago Mr. Wall was re-l
gardeil as the flower of New York bloodedl
life He was surrounded by a choice
coterie of underdone chappies, and ho was
looked upon far ami near as the "kini: of
the dudes." Mr. Wall enjoyed tho distinc
tion so much that he blew in bis fortune as
fast as lie knew how, and it is to bo ad
mitted that he knew how pretty well. It
only took him a couple of years to get rid
of something over $300,000. and the youth
who can co at that rate, as a regular thing,
you wouldn't call M very, very slow.
It was the yoiunc man's pride that sports-
Hmen called him "game," which they werel
H quite willing to do as long us his money ■
Htlonetl into their pockets. Some of the!
H larks of young Wall and his immediate fol-l
lowers were extremely amusing — to them- 1
H selves. At the same time they were ex- 1
I pensive. For instance, one night, after al
I long evening at the Brunswick, eight or ten
I of them started tor Jerome park so as to be
I there early in the morning to see one of
H Wall's horses put through his exercise.
I They went up in a coti]>e and a hansom
Hcnb. The coupe had four people inside and
I two sitting outside on the roof. The ban-
H>i>m had three inside and one on the roof.
I Partway up Fifth avenue all hands stopped
I and waited for one of the crowd to go into
H his house and get an overcoat. He was gone
I some time, and the people aboard the
HJ coupe, including the driver, went to sleep,
I Then it occurred to Mr. Wall and his
I friends in the hansom that it would be a
I good scheme to play a joke on the other
I fellows. So they climbed out, and by all
I getting hold of ono side of the coupe they
succeeded in tipping it over into the gutter.
H For a wonder, the horse did not run away,
I but tbe damage to the coupe amounted
close upon $300. and all the'occupants were
I bruised to a greater or less extent. Wall,
I who had susrtcested this pleasant little joke.
I footed the bill, and the young men did not
I go to Jerome park that morning.
H The young chap is now living. I believe,
lon an Income furnished him by his mother,
H who is still rich.
H Vndrct* the Oporn.
In. V. Letter to Boston Saturday Gazotto.
H A favorite costume at the opera and balls
lls a waist withou: neck or sleeves, ana in
Hsome tustauces not even shoulder-straps. If
I you can imagine a woman with no other
H waist than her corsets you can get a good
I idea of this new cut. Some ladies, whose
Hinodc»ty will not allow them to go tho whole
H length of tills fashion, wear feathers instead
lot shoulder-straps. I heard of on • 1 dv, the
HJ other day, whose niiHle>ty forbade her
I wearing one of these waists, but who hated
Ito be thought unfashionable, and who. as a
I com promise with her conscience, wore flesh
colored chamois »kin ilia* litteil her so
I tightly the very elect could not tell which
HJwns the -kin of the chamois and which was
■ the skin of the lady. It is unfortunate that
I these ladies of fashion should have any
modest compunctions, for it soiiefunes
I makes them feel a little uncoinfo:uibo in
■ their evening undress; but It seldom inter
■ feres with their adopting the costume of
■ the day. The man who said that he was
HJ inclined to leave the opera house br cause
■he felt that ho was playing the role of
HJ Peeping Tom and looking at the ladies in
■ their bath-tubs, just about described the
HI effect produced by some of these costumes.
HThe worst of i: Is that the more that is
■ written and the more that is said on the
■ vubjeet only drives these ladies to further
■ lengths.
The House Smelling Oommittee Begins Its
Investigation of the Famous Tele-*
phone Affair.
Editor Pulitaer Says He Held Hia Sensa
tional Reports Three Months Be
fore Publication.
He Regards Garland's Action as Not
Venal or Corrupt, but of Ques
tionable Taste.
Rogers, the Inventor, Gave betters to
the Tress to Vlndleute Himself
and Father.
Ilacy Pmi-I. leciric Teitlraonv.
Washington, March 12. — The house
telephone committee began its investiga
tions to-day. Mr. Joseph Pulitzer of the
Now York World took the stand, lie
My name has been counocted with the pub
lications touching certain telephone stoeka.
1 SSeoBMd the ro->p«ni->ibility for those facts.
1, and 1 alone, solely am reapOßaUlM aud no
one else No liumaii being tuis tried to influ
ence me in any manner whatever. Ido MM
know a human bang to-<luy, bo far as 1 uni
aware, who is a stockholder or interested In
the Bell Telephone company. 1 have no mo
tive other tnan that UISUIC from the Feeling
that the publication of theso (actS wero In
the nature of news, and In the nature of a
purillc servioo. All my boots and papers,
private and otherwise, are at the disposal of
the- committee. The publication, Instead of
being hastily and eurele— -ly rentured upon,
was very carefully considered. 1 hod tlio
manuscript for threu months In mv DlgeOtt
holei before publishing it. My oorrespood
ent at Washington, who furnished the m»tu
stiipt, was Instructed frequently during that
time to ateertaia whether the aurtiars tharsla
Ktau-d were truo or not. Only alter 1 had as
certained from tho correspondent that he had
made every effort to verify the OOrraotnOM of
the statement; only after repcadedly einpha
slalag that deatre on aie part to make sure
that everything was correct, anil only when
the hope 1 entertained that certain gentlemen
— more
might rid himself of tho possession of tho
stock, which, while not involving any renal"
ltyat all. did seem to me an aot of Impropri
ety or of public Indi-oretiou; only when that
hope, entertained three months, had boeu dis
appointed and 1 Ball saw rod that the matters
were correct, only then did 1 publish these
reports, as thoy might be termed.
He expressed a willingness to answer
upon cross-examination. Mr. Pulitzer said
he did not know a stockholder in the Uell
or any of the rival companies to the Pan-
Electric. He desired even more than the
committee to ascertain whether any pum
had been improperly intluenced. Mr.
Kanney asked if Mr. Pulitzer know any
offidalwho held any of the Pan-Electric
stock. Mr. Pulitzer replied that he did.
Mr. Kanney — Any one connected with
either house of congress?
Mr. Pulitzer — I know Senator Vest, who
himself stated that he held some of the stock,
not donated but bought. I have boon barfly
Introduced to Senator Harris, and know Mr.
Garland and personally liked him very much.
Outside of these gentlemen named In tho pub
lications. Ido uot know any persons in eon
who had any interest in tho I'an-Klee
trlc company, and 1 do not think tin re are
any. Tho committee know everything 1 know
about that.
Mr. Rannoy — You do not own any Roll Tel
ephone stock?
Mr. Pul.czer— I do not own a single share
of telephoue stock or any speculative stock
of any kind. I have made it my rule and
principle to eschew any speculation whatever.
I not only do not own any Bell stock, but I do
not know anybody holding any interest in
the company. I never thought or sail that
there was any evidence of ariy venality or
corruption. 1 never regarded it in that tight,
but only as a matter of otl cial impropriety or
indiscretion— of questionable taste. In the
publication of the letters 1 printed every
thing that I felt Justified in printing from a
public standpoint. Everything else I tried to
A motion was made to put Mr. Casey
Young upon the stand, but he protested
•jjgJaeJ the proposition, as it would require
him to refute charges before he knew what
he was charged with. The committee
finally decided to hear J. 11. Rogers, the
inventor, nd he took the stand. He said —
Ho had Invested a nuintier of electrical de
vices which had been transferred to the Pan-
Electric company. He gave a hHtorv of the
organization of the company, with Gen. Jo
seph K. Johnston. Gen. Atkins and Senators
Harris and Garland as iueorporators, who
for their interest; Gov. nrown of Missouri
came Into the company on the samo terms.
Some other parties embarked In the enter*
prise, but pa d ror their stock. The company
sold state rig us usually for from fS,K • to
110.000, a royalty on the instruments and
certain proportion or the local stock. The
aggregate of the dividends paid out by the
company was between foO.OUJ and $50,000.
Witness believed that the stock ho had been
.■selllnir was of value, depending: in part on
the correctness of Garland's opinion as a
lawyer. He had depended not only on Gar
land's opinion, but on tho fact that the I'an-
Electric instrument was superior to th 8 Hell
instrument, and on tho possibility of selling
it to the Rel l company. The suit brooght by
the government last summer against tho 801 l
company was the next subject of investiga
t'on, and the witness said that ttio only con
f ronee be had with any of his associates
prior to the bringing of the suit had been
with Mr. Young some time lv July. His
fatherwas also present. The conversation
was held at witness' house, Xbung OaSM
there and informed them that thegorera
mont would brim? suit. Rogers, Sr.,
a.-kt J whether
to bring suit. Young replied. ••Yes." Rogers,
Sr., said. "If Garland has promised, bo will
do it." Young said that Garland bad a deli
cacy about conducting the suit himself, and
everything would be loft to Goodo. Rogers,
Sr., asked whether Goode would act if the I
matter were left with him. Young said that |
was all right. Goode was our friend, and |
friendly to vs — not our enemy— and ho
(Young) believed he would rather have Goodo
thin Garland. The suit was Instituted about
one or two months after that conversation.
Witness had no conversation with Mr. Goodo
In regard to the suit. Honors. Sr., had asked
Senator Harris whether, in the event of
postal telegraph legislation, he would have
any delicacy In owning Pan-Electric stock.
Harris had replied that he would not la the
least; that ho would rise in the senate and
state that he was interested In the bill. [The
witness went on to detail the reasons which
impelled him to turn over his letters to the
New York World. Tho substance of his
statement was that both his father and him
self had been bitterly attacked In tho papers
concerning their connection with the Pan-
Electrlo company, and that their associates
In the concern refused to defend them. Con
sequently the letters were Riven up for their
own ▼indication.)
Adjourned until to-morrow.
Arguments in Favor of Their Estab
Washington. March 13.— BOOM
committee on postoflices and postroads gave
a hearing this morning to a number of peo
ple who appeared to advocate the passage
of the measures which have been introduced
providiug for the establishment of postal
savings banks. The commit was called
to order at 11 o'clock. There was not a
quorum present at that time, but it was de
cided to go on with the hearing. Assistant
Secretary Fairehild, speaking In behalf of
the State Charities association of New
York, addressed the committee briefly. He
made a forcible argument in favor of the
measure. Tlio government, he said, had !
the machinery which, with but very little i
additional expense, could take the savings
of the poor and give absolute security.
President Oilman of Johns Hopkins univer
sity spoke as the representative of the Char
it v Organizations society of Baltimore.
Representative McComas of Maryland, the
author of the house postal savings bill,
briefly but earnestly defended and
explained his measure. Mr. Willis S.
Payne of New York opposed the establish
ment of postal savings banks on the ground
that it would injure private savings banks.
A l.lßoh l'..tui:sT.
Kcditction in the Tariff Cautei Re-
<1 lift ion 111 Wugos.
Washington, March 12. — The house
committee on ways and moans gave a hear
ing to-day to representatives of the Amal
gamated Association of Iron and Steel
Workers. Mr. Weihe bf Ptttaburfc presi
dent of the association, said that tho agita
tion ot the reduction in the iron and steel
schedule had created great alarm among the
workers in these materials throughout the
country. If the iron and steel which was
Imported during the past year had been
made in this country there would not have
been so many idle hands around the mills,,
and a reduction in the rate of duty would
only Increase the number of idle hands. For
this reason, the Amalgamated association,
which represented between 70,000 and
80,000 men, desired to enter its protest
against the proposed legislation. William
Martin of Pittsburg read a protest prepared
by a committee of the association, in which
the association says it is unalterably opposed
to any revision of the tariff except in the
direction of higher duties. The labor or
ganizations of this country had not as yet
taken part in politics, but if the tendency of
congress was towards a revision of the tariff
in the direction of reduction, these organiza
tions would be forced to take political ac
tion. W. F. Stewart, who had had thirty
years' experience as an iron worker, gave it
as his opinion that a general ,
i nvarlably followed a general reductlrfn of
tariff duties. Mr. Stewart (referring to a
remark made by Mr. in ridge of Ar
kansas relative to the condition of China
under the policy of shutting itself out from
foreign intercourse) said that when the
American workmen came down to the Chi
nese policy and carried everything on their
heads the wages would come down to the
MUM rate as Chinese wages. The American
workmen had genius. The Chinaman had
not. Mr. Breckinridge of Kentucky in
quired in regard to the general condition of
labor in this country; whether it was in
good relations with the employers. Mr.
Stewart replied that the relations were
satisfactory, and that was the cause of the
organization of so many labor associations.
The workingmen recognized that the laws
of the United States were not made in the
interest of labor, but of capital. They were
going to give congress a chance to help
them. If this was not done a movement
would be set on foot which would enable
them to help themselves through the ballot
box. Mr. Breckinridge Inquired whether
there were not other causes of complaint
among workingmen growing out of the re
duction of the tariff. Mr. Stewart replied
that the reduction of the tariff was the sole
originator of the whole movement of labor
Is the Value Set on Chicago Chris*
tians by Sam Jones.
Special to the Globe.
Chicaoo, March 11.— When Sam Small
concluded his sermon at the Farwell hall
noonday prayer meeting to-day. Sam Jones
arose and said he wished to make a few re
marks before the meeting closed. He said:
I was reading in tbe Doily News last even
evening that yesterday was tbe nineteenth
prayer meeting', that Mr. Small pi cached very
elo juently, and it was learned that 2 cents a
bead was tbe rate contributed by those who
attended the— meetings. Now, I'm a great
baud to drive down pegs. I believe it is
pretty near time to take our bearings. Where
are we anyhow? What have we been doing?
If all we have done Is included in the report
you had better receive the benediction and
get out. You know that once or twice a year
every merchant takes stock, and when he grot a
through ho puts all the odds and ends on the
five-cent counter. If we did that here I fear
a good many of you would have to go on that
counter, and you wouldn't be worth 5 cents a
head either, but 5 cents a bunch. Now, I
want all of you who are with our fight and
bavo arrayed yourselves on God's Bide to
stand up.
Two thirds of the audience stood up, and
Mr. Jones continued:
That's good. Now those who have not
quite come over, or are not quite solid,
but who are whooping it up for the landing,
get up.
Thirty or forty people in different parts of
the hall obeyed this time and Mr. Jones
said that the outlook was promising. He
I want you to pray to-night for our meet
ings, not for Jones. Ho doesn't need it so
much. Ho can take care of himself pretty
well, but pray for the conversion of more
souls. I don't care for popularity myself.
I have had too much of it, and I don't want
your good opinion or the praise of the press
unless sinners are saved.
— —^»—
Strange .llatriniouial Complication*
Special to the Globe.
New Orleans, La., March 12. — A suit
filed in the state district court here to-day
developed a very extraordinary Enoch Ar
den case. It is brought by Kate McCaffrey
against her husband, John Benson, for a
marital separation and division of the com
munity property. she being entitled to half of
it under the laws of Louisiana. Kate and
John were married in New Orleans in 1850,
she being then a widow. A few years after
her marriage she discovered that her former
H husband. Kit Anthony, was still alive, and
I that her marriage to Benson was no mar-
H riage at all. They at once separated and
I lived apart. In IS6S came the news tha
I No. 1. Anthony, was dead. Kate and John,
I who had separated, but still loved each
I other, came together and again were mar-
Hi'K'ii. Their second married life was not as
I happy as the first, and they now separate,
I while the second marriage proves to be as
void as the first. Mr. Benson declares the
I news of Anthony's death was false. Kate
H thus twice married John Benson, yet was
I never his wife.
H A mil em Genius.
H Atlanta Const itution .
■ While visiting the beautiful little town of
HlUieiui Vista, some time ago, I tumbled on
Hsome reminiscences of the brilliant genius
I who wrote, "Ail Quiet Along the Potomac
■ To-Night." Poor Thad Oliver! Bright,
H fascinating, brilliant and dissipated. He
H could make the finest speech of any man at
I the bar. lie was better half drunk than
Hhisbreathern were in their coolest moments.
H His puns, his epigrams and jokes, to say
nothing of his sweet little poems, were '
H quoted by a large circle of enthusiastic
H friends. But he lived out his days before
I lie had time to fulfill the promise of his
H youth.
■ 1 can well imagine how that sensitive soul
I was moved to formulate that great poem,
las be stood picket at some lonely post be-
Bsicle the dark Potomac River, while—
H'l'ii'.' stars up above with their glittering eyes
limvii guard, for the army is sleeping.
lie had no accurate notion of the value of
I his work, and the scrawl was passed from
Hone to another of his comrades, and around
I the camp-tire they read and commented
I upon it. They were, true critics. One of
Bins comrades told me that he had been
I moved to tears by the lines:
I'l'liere is only the sound of the lone sentry's
As he tramps from the rock to tbo fountain,
H And lie thinks of the two on the trundle bud,
la the cot far away on the mountain. ■
And when the battle was over, when
I poor Thad had been roughly saluted by the
I grim messenger, and lay in an unknown
grave on the battle-scarred slope among tho
I Virginia hills, then the literati read and
H wondered. First one and then another of
I the sweet singers of the earth were credited
I with this masterpiece of poetry. And there
I lay the author, unheeding the wrangling and
Bill-.- conflicting criticisms of those who wise-
Hly sat themselves in the seat of judgment.
I Hark! Was it tho night wind that rushed
through the trees?
H Wast the moonbeams so wondrously tlush
■ ing?
■it looked like a musket. "Ha! Mary, good
■ byl"
And tbe lifeblood was ebbing and splashing.
H All quiet along the Potomao to-night;
No sound save the rush of the river: •
■ While soft tails tho dew on tho ace of the dead,
The picket's oil duty forever 1
I Actresses and Their Costumes.
I New York Letter in the Boston Globe.
I One of our most prominent actresses sayi
I that by special arrangement with her mod-
I iste she never pays for a dress if the play
I she wears It in is a success. In that event
I tho advertisement it gets from night to night
I is certain to brine the dressmaker orders
I enough for duplicates of the costume to com-
I pensate her for the first investment. It used
Ito be said, with what truth 1 know not,
that Harry Montague paid only half price
I for his clothes, the advertising his wearing
■ gave them offsetting the other naif.
I Garland no doubt expected great results
■ from his Pan-Electric stock, but he cer-
I tainly did not expect it to pan out in such a
B -surprising manner.— Pittsburg Chronicle
■ Telegram.

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