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THE SEDATJA WEEKLY BAZOO TUESDAY, JUKE 26, 1883
3 AN MB1AL ACCIDENT, Resulting in the Drowning of E. L. Stewart, &n Amateur iEronaut. The press dispatches have already chron icled the drowning of a young man by the name of E. L. Stewart while making a balloon ascension under the auspices of Prof. I. N. Fisk, at Fayette, last Monday. Prof. Fisk was in the city yesterday, and during a call at the Bazoo office re lated some additional particulars of the sad affair. The professor ssys that he met young Stewart at Clinton just before going to Fayette, and upon the representation f that gentleman that Jie possessed some ex perience as aa aeronaut, employed him. Together they went to Fayette. Stewart being very anxious to make an :erial voyage, it was agreed that he should lake Prof. Fisk's place in the ascension ar ranged for Monday. The weather was most auspicious, a dead calm prevailing. The balloon vas inflated, all of the arrangements were com pleted, and after receiving full and minute instructions from Prof. Fisk, the daring aeronaut started up n his journey to the clouds. A few minutes past five o'clock, the moorings of the air ship were cast ofil and propelled by a gentle breeze from the west, it moved off gracefully in an eastern direc tion. After reaching an altitude of ten or twelve hundred feet, the" balloon began to slowly descend, A party of men on horse back had followed the aeronaut but only one or two succeeded in getting near enough to witness the descent. A colored man,who saw the balloon as it came down over the tree tops on the banks of Bonne Femme creek, says that Stewart when within fifteen or twenty feet of the water, assumed au upright position upon Hie bar, and loosening himself from the life lines, sprang forward into the water, alighting upon his face. He sank out of sight, but soon rose to the top and called for help several times. Being un ble to swim, the colored man could not ge to young Stewart's assistance. A gentleman by the name of Pierce rode up to the bank, and seeing the young man's peril, attempted to reach a plank to him, but before he could get tire board out into the stream the young man threw up his hands and exclaimed 4Oh, God, I am gone!" and sank in eight feet of water. Prof. Fisk at once instituted an active search for the body, offering a rewatd for its recovery, and he himself leading in the search, plunging into the water and there remain ing until the corpse of the unfortunate man was recovered, about 9:30 o clock that evening. J he conduct 01 the piot.ssfr-va very highly commended by the citizens of Fayette, whose unanimous verdict was that he is possessed of all the characteris tics going to make up a brave, noble and generous hearted man. The relitives of Stewart were telegraphed the sad intelli gence, but after waitiug some time for them to take charge of the body, Professor Fisk had it decently interred at his own expense, assisted by contributions from some of the generous young men of Fay ette. A special to the Globe-Dniocrat from Fayette dated the 19th, giving a brief ac count of the accident, states that the bal loon was old and of poor construction, was inflated with hot air and had a rent in its side fnlly six feet long, which let the air out with a rush. This statement, Prof. Fisk claims, does him great injustice, and is absolutely false, without any foundation in fact. The baloon was of recent con struction, of the very bet material proper ly inflated, and every possible precaution taken to guard against accidents. Prof. Fisk will make his next ascension from Clinton on the Fourth of July. Mother Swan's Worm Syrup. Infal liable, tasteless, harmless, cataric ; feverishness, restlessness, worms, cons tip a- tion. 25c. ODESSA, MO. Of all the'thriving and ambitious litile towns in Cential Missouri, there is none more deserving than Odessa, Lafayette county. The place is not over Jour years old and is a marvel of growth and enter prise, eighteen new buildings having been erected this year. Nofhing but the thrift of the people and the extraordinary fine agricultural legion around it has built the place. Churches, newspapers, schools, ele vators, mills, hotels, etc , all of which go to make a town desirable are theirs in pro lusion and managed with an eye single to the wants of the people. A few days ago it was the good fortune of a representative of the Bazoo to be present at Odessa at a meeting of gentle men, mostly farmers, to organize the sec ond Dank of the town. Twenty good and sturdy men with heads for business met, and in an hour organized a bank of $40, 000 capital, elected directors and com menced to get ready to do a banking business Harmony prevailed in the meet ing all worked as one man to the end for the common good. The town is on the Chicago & Alton railroad which gives the people excellent freight and passenger ac commodations. Being only thirty-nine miles from Kansas City the road runs trains in such a way that the inhabitants can go to the city early in the morning and return by a little after dark. The Bazoo shouts and blows for Odessa. vIt deserves well and will be kindly thought of by the entire populace of Central and Western Missouri. How Krum Appears. Poet-Dispatch. The high spirit and calm dignity of the Chester Krum of former years are gone. There is unrest in his eyes and care seems to have sat heavy on his mind. His proud forehead is like a temple from which the weather has beaten the polish and ruined the glory of its outline. Despite his luxu riant and now dark side whiskers, to which has been added a rather heavy mustache, shades of anxiety are discernable in his features, and it is safe to say that his eight weeks' absence have added at least ten years to his age, as far as personal appear ance goes. Subdued in demeanor, and seemingly resigned in his speech to the re flections and gossip that his hasty depart ure nd long absence have subjected him to, this popular gentleman, for whom rela- tives, friends and detectives employed by relatives, have looked anxiously for two months, sat in his father's house listening calmly to and quietly answering the inter viewer's questions, and to the interviewer it looked as if the ordeal was a blessed re lief from the strain that must have been experienced in his wanderings. Torento, Sept. 14. Hop Bitters Co. : I have been sick for the past six years, suffering from dyspepsia and general weak ness. 1 have used three bottles of Hop Bitters, and they have done wonders for me. I am well and ab'e to work, and eat and sleep well. I cannot say too much for Hop Bitters. Simon Bobbins. The Young Man Who Showed Off. From a Detroit Letter. The other day a young man about twenty years of age, accompanied by a girl two or three years younger, reached the city by a Bay City train,and after looking around Jor a few hours returned to the depot and bought sandwiches for lunch. The fellow was braggiug a good deal as to what he had done and could d, and cities he had visit ed, md by-and-by he walked up to 'he dpot policeman and handed him four five cent cigars and said : ''That's my girl in there." 'Yes?" "She just thinks her eyes of me." "So ?" "I've never had a chance to show her how I'd die for her if necessary, and it seems to me we might put up a little job right here." "How?" "Well, Fuppose me and her walk out to see tne river. I leave her for a moment. Some chap comes along and begins to chiu her. I ru-sh back and knock him into the middle of next week. She'd want to marrv me within a week. Girls of dote on heroes, you know." age just " Yes. they do." "Well, you help me. You pick out some chap .round Jiere and tell him what I'm up to, and I won't mind, -standing treat lor all hands. When I rush in on him he'd better run." Five minutes later the girl stood on the wharf alone. A fellow big enough to pitch a barrel of flour over a ireight car ap proached in a careless way, aud observed : "Fine dav, miss ?!' "Yes, sir." "Nice view of the Canada shore?" "Yes, indeed " "May 1 offer you some peppermint loz " Just then the young man came rushing down. When he came within ten feet of the pair he cried out : "Villain, take your leave or I'll toss you into the river !" ' Oh, I guess not," carelessly replied the other. "Rase scoundrel! I am Vr to retcae this young giil rroui your clu dies!" 'Don't bust any buttons off, my young cub !" The young man made a dash. He had to oi wilt, lie rushed at the big ch:p with his arm upraised and heroism in his eyes, and the next minute he was picked up and tossed over among a lot of green hides as carefully as if he had been glass. Then the big man raised his cap to the girl, smiled sweetly as he bowed and scraped his foot, and was out of sight before the young mau recovered sufficiently Lo call out : "Minnie, did I kill him?" "No, Henry." "Thank heaven that I am not guilt of murder I Let him beware, however!" An other time I mav not be able to restrain A LIFE SAViUD Marsh's Golden Balsam is a markble Cough Remedy. Re- "Ther is one medicine in this world that has true merit. I shall never cease to praise it, for it saved my life. That medi cine is Marsh's Goi den Balsam for the Throat and Lungs" Wm. E. Collins, Moberly, Mo. "Maksh's Golden Balsam for the Throat and Lungs, is having a large sale, and giving excellent satisfaction, in this city. McPike & Fox, our well known druggists, are giving away hundreds of small trial bottles of this remarkable cough remedy. Persons desiring a good JLung medicine, should procure Marsh's Golden Balsam.5' Atchison, Kas., Cham pion. Mabsh's Golden Balsam, the famous Cough remedy, and Marsh's Golden Blood and Liver Tonic, the great Blood and Liver purifier, are for sale at Thos. J. Fletcher s Gem drugstore, Sedalia. Large bottles 50 cents and $1. Not His Equal. Aiiansaw Traveler. "I shall not resent your insulting lan guage," said an Arkansas colonel to a m:n who called him a liar. "You are not un equal in social standing, and I shall pav no attention to you." The man slapped the colonel's face. "I shall not re sent any of your slaps, for I cannot lower myself to your level " ""You won?t fight me, eh ?" "Xosir." "You don't challenge me because it would reflect discredit on you to meet me on the field?" uYou are correct." "Let's take a drink, then." "All right Pm your man. Give me a mint toddy." THE REV. GEO. H. THAYER, of Bourben, Ind., says: "Both myself and wife owe our lives to SHILOH'S CON SUMPTION CURE." For sale by Bard & Miller. Two counterfeiters, C. C. Roberts and James Harris by name, were brought into Little Rock on Mondav eveninsr. Thev are a portion of the gang which was cap tured recently. Five doctors ; no end of medicine ; no relief. Dr. Benson's Skin Cure has driven away all eruptions and Pm nearly .well." Ida C. Young, Hamilton, Ills. WHY WILL YOU lob's Cure will give Price 10 cents, 40 cents by Bard & Miller. cough when Shi immediate . relief, and $1. For sale MOLLIE'S MARRIAGE Produced No Small Sensation in tne Thriving City of Rich Hill. She Eloped With a Barber and Was Joined in Wedlock at Fort Scott. A Budget of Other Interesting Happenings from the Bazoo's Correspondent. Correspondence of the Bazoo. Rich Hill, Mo., June 19. The surveyors on the proposed branch of the C. & A. passed through the city yts terday on their way to Hume, from which point they will continue their survey. Dr Adams, late from Ohio, is erecting a buiness house on Sixth street, between Walnut and Olive, to be used as a drug store. Dr. A. will also engage in the prac tice of medicine. Quite a rain storm visited us again Sunday evening cloud came from auout o clock. The the southwest, and was very threatening, aud a heavy storm was expected. The cloud separated and passed north aud south of us. Very little wind accompanied the rain. The water works are booming. The ditching on Park avenue is completed from East Park to Sixth streets and from Park avenue to Walnut street. The pip lavcrs are following close upon the ditchers and the work is progressing rapidly. About forty men are engaged 'in ditching and lay ing piping. MATRIMONIAL EOMS. Married. Lamar Young. This even ing, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. K. T. Young, Mr. Samuel Lamar and Miss Mary Young were united in the bonds of holy wedlock, by Elder O. Spencer, of the Christian church. The happy pair left on the 7:17 express for Warrensburg, Mo., where they will visit a few .days and then return to Rich Hill, their future home. Mr. Lamar is formerly from War rensburg, out for some time has been head miller in the Rich Hill mills of R. T. and J. C. Young. Miss Young is from Logan county, Kentucky. We wish the couple, now made one, a happy voyage across the sea of wedded life. ELOPED "WITH a barber. Quite a little sensation was produced yesterday by the report that an elopement had occurred Sunday evening. By noou all the facts were known, which are as fol lows.: Sunday evening Miss Mar Xigker- son. whose mother keeps a millinery store on Walnut street, went out walking with several other young ladies. She did not return, which occasioned no alarm, as it was supposed she had remained with one of the young ladies, as quite a rain storm came up soon after they had left. As she did not return Monday morning, they made some inquiries, when it was learned she had left on the 9:3G express for Fort Scott with Gtorge Anderson, a barber, working for Fted. Reed, in the Talmage house barber shop. Mr. Xickerson, the young lady's father, business manager in the lumber firm of R. J. Hurley & Co , of this place, learned of the fact by noon, and immediately telegraphed to the city mar shal at Fort Scott to apprehend the couple, arrest them, and if possible prevent the marriage. An answer was soon received that they were mar ried and had left on the noon train for Rich Hiil. They arrived here last night on the 7:17 express, but did not go to the young lady's home The af fair is greatly deplored by the family and it is not known yet what action will be taken by them. BRIEF INDIVIDUALITIES. Dug. Hite went to Hume to-day. L Johannas went to Kansas City to day. V. W. Brooks went west on the Gulf to-day. J. L. Pace, of Butler, was in the city Monday. Charley Beaslev returned to the city yesterday. O. E. Baker, of Fort Scojt, was here on business Monday. R. A Long returned Saturday night trom Heiirv county. W. H. Baker, of Fort Scott, was at the Talmage yesterday. I. Moon and wife, of Pleasanton were at the Talmage yesterday. OSCEOLA NEWS. Correspondence to the Bazzo. Osceola, Mo., June IS. A. E. Ros-s is visiting friends in Au drain county. Miss .Addie Bor.ker returned lrom a visit to her childhood home, in Iowa. Deputy Cirucit Clerk Pugh and wife anu iurs. .ros?y are visiting menus in Henry county Frnz P. Daniel left Saturday morn ing for Chicago on a two weeks' visit. He will stop in St. Louis on his return to buy goods. Mr. Scott Nesbit and family, who have been sojourning in iSew lork and Penn sylvania for the past month, returned home Saturday evening. we oeiieve in advertising, out wnen a firm signs a subscription to the 4th of July celebration of $2, payable in hard ware, it is the reverse of beneficial. It is our opinion, if the clerk of pro bate could have talked to the young lady for a few moments, he would have tried to prevent any appointment of a guardian. He was struck. A young man, accompanied by a beautiful young lady, came into town in a buggy, late Saturday evening last, and im mediately proceeded to the court house. The crowds of men and boys that followed them indicated that the boys expected a speedy wedding,. before the old folks ar rived. Ot course the paper published for the people now on earth was represented, but the crowd was disappointed when Re corder Morgan informed them there would be no wedding there, and each one dis- j persed, except your reporter, who ascer- tained that the couple were from Lowery City. The young lady was Miss Rora Chadwell, an orphan and only sixteen years of age. Being unable to procure a marriage license, they found a mutual friend and then they stepped into the pro bate office, and before the handsome and dignified clerk of probate asked the ap pointment of a guardian for Miss Rosa. The request was granted, and Mr. G. Cott rell was appointed, and immediately fried his bond, and then took the bond into Re corder Morgan and the guardian also signing a written consent to his ward's marriage, the license was then issued to Jefferson D. Arnold and Miss Rosa Chad well and we hope ere this reaches them, the will be as one, and their shadows never grow less. RELIGIOUS NOTES. Rev. J. T. Watkins preached at the brick church Sunday morning and even ing. The colored people organized a Sun day school at the school house Sunday af ternoon. The colored population have com menced building their church. Judge W. P. Johnson gave them a lot in Cole's addi tion. Preparations are being made by the ladres of the M. E church to give a vocal ami ins'rumenti) concert for the benefit of their church building. Revs. Williams and N.'d. Walton held forth an hour and a half at the court house Sunday morning aud evening. The former also talked in the evening. Rev. Wm. M. Love, the Baptist di vine, gave his hearers the benefit of an able two hours' sermon at the white church sunday morniug and evening. Rev. Proctor delivered his farewell sermou last Sunday as pastor of the M. E. church, south. An ill-feeling among the members, because of the parson's fees, was the reason of his suspending operations. CHICAGO'S EXPOSITION. An Interesting Letter from Ex- Interesting Letter from Ex Master Mechanic Q. W. Walshe. Correspondence of the Bazoo. CurcAGO, June 17. It would be an utter impossibility to give anything like an adequate description of the many really wonderful inventions in the way of mechanical appliances to be seen at the great Kailway exposition now being had in this city, and the beholder at the first, glance is more overcome with amazement as its magnitude thau any thing else. Here may be seen all that per tains to the railway and manufacturing in terests of the entire country. The exposition building itself is espe cially adapted to the purpose for which it was designed. The main building, S00 feet in length by 200 in width, has a com modious gallery, one-third of a mile in length, and is provided with an abundance of steam power for operating machinery. RAILWAY TRACKS have been laid in this building for the accommodations of cars and locomotives, and for use in making tests, which are con nected with the tracks of the Baltimore & Ohio. Illinois Central and Michican Cen tral roads, running within a few feet of its eastern wall. The exhibits are classified, and embrace hundreds upon hundreds of articles novel and interesting. Brakes of many new de- signs, car wheels, car couplers, forges, (7 s m W J lathes, metallic shingles and siding, loco- i , motive springs, improved cattle cars, hand cars, heating, refrigerating and cooling ireight cars, large mogul car sill and tim- oer dressing niacmne, engines with im provements of every imaginable yarietv. and, in lact, everything in the way ot RAILWAY EQUIPMENTS which human ingenuity could or evolute from a crude Here also may be seen the FIRST ENGINE, conceive of beginnic er built by George Stephenson, at Newcastle, England, in 1S25. It commenced being put to practical use on the Stockton & Darling- ine railway, September 27. 1825. and at- tained the then considered wonderful speed of fifteen miles per hour. On the trial trip it conveved 450 passen- gers and 100 tons of coal and merchandise. its wei hi is nine tons and it is said to be the OLDEST ENGINE IN. THE "WORLD- It is interesting, inasmuch as it clearlv demonstrates the peculiar advance of painstaking thought, coupled with a dis tinct desire to achieve perfection. In ad dition to the above, the two first engines to Mir w i ws in . me united States t t eJ. They were built by Dvida Mathews at the West Point foundry, in the city of New York, for the Charleston & Hamburgh rail wav. in South Carnlina. Mr Af?tVicwQ s jiere jn attendance at the exposition and bears his years remarkably well. He is at present superintendent of the water works in San Francisco, Cal. The writer of this remembers him well as a earlier years, and was glad friend of his to nuet him once more. The city is filled with railroad officials from every point in the United States, end i . .. ... tne crowd in attendance at tne exposition and Master Car Builders' convention is simply immense. Among those in attend ance at the convention may be mentioned Mr J. C. Barber, of Sedalia. In conclusion it may not be invidious to to mention the stupendous growth and al most unequalled energy winch this great LAKESIDE CITY OF CHICAGO. presents to the "stranger within her gates," adjusted in its application as to prevent and one feels like exclaiming, as it was unequal burdens and encourage just com wont to do with the Parisian capital "See. pensation to labor, but to create or foster inicago and die," or ratner don't die until you have seen Chicago. G. W. W. doubtful friend is worse man a certain enemy, " and vice versa a certain "uu is juuuucij ucn uinu a uouDiiui . r. :AMIvl kntl.. U J 1 i I enemy. Thus Kidney-Wort is an incom- paraoiy oetter iriena to me naman race man wnoie catalogues iuu oi doubtful nostrums. It is an unfailing remtdy for m lormenilDC disease piles. It mnvM the bowels gently and freely, and thus re- moves the cause Do not fail to trv it faithfully either in dry or liquid form. OHIO DEMOCRATS. The Largest Convention Ever Held in Columbus Now in Session There. George Hoadley Nominated Late Yesterday Afternoon for Governor. Columbus, June 21. The Democratic Slate convention convened to-day at 10 a. m. It is the largest crowd ever seen here on a similar occasion. Not more than half of the people could be accommodated in the opera houe. The sultry weather and rain made everything disagreeable. The contest between Ward and Hoadley waged fiercely during the morning hour. The convention was called to order by Clark Irwine, chairman of the central committee and the reports of the commit tees appointed last night heard. All pre liminaries were disper.s d with and Hon. Jno. McSweeney, of AVooster, was intro duced as permanent chairman and re ceived with much enthusiasm. He spoke briefly on a Hue of exhortation and pre dicting a democratic victory, but touched no issue. The floor of the hall was so overrun with spectators that business was suspended and a sergeant-at-arms from each district ap pointed to get delegates seats. About half an hour before work was re sumed, the committee on resolutions not being ready to report, the convention pro ceeded to to the nomination of a candidate for governor. There was great delay in pre. enting names. Efforts were made to proceed with the ballot without the names, but after a long wait, Senator Thurman crowded on the stage amid the wildest en thusiasm. He followed T. E. Powell and stC' nded the nomination of Gen. Durbin Ward. He made an able plea for the rec ognition of the services of Gen. Ward ; he w:inifd thf r.nnvpntinn ribnnt tifincr them. that the party had always been arrayed against sumptuary legislation aud should continue in that way. The names of Hon d ley and Giddes were presented in order. HOADLEY NOMINATED. Columbus, Ohio, Juue 21. Trouble was reached on the first ballot when Butler county was called, which had divided the delegation, resulted in the call of counties to do away with the unit rule, which was carried amid great confusion, and showed the strength of the leading candidates to he about even. The ballot was not com pleted until 1:30 o'clock, and was as fol lows : Hoadley, 290 : Ward, 261 : Geddes 77 ; Denver, 4. Second ballot, Ward, 279 ; Hoadlev, 304. The second ballot proceeded until Buier county wes reached again, and the same trouble ensued. After the call had been concluded, some changes began for Hoad ley, and great excitement prevailed. Be- iom the result of the ballot could be an nounced, a motion to nominate Hoadley by acclamation was carried, lie bad some where in the neighborhood of 350 votes 319 votes beiug necessary for a choice. Judge Hoadley soon appeared and ac cepted the nomination in a ten-minutes speech, during which he reviewed his con nection with the party, and although he had wandered at one time with the repub licans to hgbt the battles ot the colored race, the democracy was broad enough to receive him again He esteemed it great compliment to be ncminaied over more worthy candidate, and beJieved thev could win on the platform whose leading principals were personal fibertv, self-con trol m temperance matters, and a license system. The convention proceeded to the nomi nation of lieutenant-governor, and John G Warwick, of .Stark county, was elected by 1 . 1 .1 r 1 acclamation oeiore tne Danot was con cluded. Dewitt Coleman, of Portage county, the other candidate, was with drawn. The work of nomination was frequently interrupted and delayed and in the meet ing General Ward was brought in and made a speech in which he severely re buked the party for failing to recognize his thirty years' services. Though not to be daunted, he announced himself publicly as a candidate for United States senate. The speech by Judge ueddess was in a some- what different vein, though both nledeed inemseives 10 ine party Deiore otner nom- I i . .1 , i r . maiions. uaue, oi ine committee on re solutions, submitted the following, which was adopted: PLATFORM. The democracy of Ohio, in convention. assembled, hereby reaffirm the principle of the party, as expressed in primaries. The state ai-d national platform, in regard to personal lioerty, the true functions of the g.v rnnient, and as embraced in the politi cal creed expended by the great founder of tne democratic partv Thomas Jefferson. The application of these principals, to our present condition demands the purification of tne public service, the punishment of the robbers of the public treasury, .the equalization of all public burdens, the ar rest of profligacy and extravagance that corrupts the administration of public anairs, and a total change in the policy that has so long been pursued by the republican party favoring indivi dual and class interest at the expense of the laioring and wealth-producing people oi the country. We renounce our previous declarations for stable money. The gradual extinction of the public debt and the pay ment of pensions to diaabled soldiers, the widows and orpnans. 'Second We favor a tariff for revenue i? i i i ... iimuea to me necessities oi tne govern ment so economically administered and so monopolies. Third The act of the republican con gress reducing the tariff on wool, while at tne same time increasing it on woolen goods already highly protected, was iniqui- a.- t Jf ; i- r e wo us legislation uiscrim mating in iavor OI monopoly ana against me agricultural in- t J . .1 - 1 . I terests of the counUy, and ought to becor- rected, and we heartily approve the action of the democratic members of the Ohio delegation in congress in voting against that increase. Fourth The democratic party is and always has been onnosed to sumptuary legislation and une- qual taxation in any form, and is in favor of the largest liberty of pri vate conduct, consistent with the public welfare and the rights of others, and of the regulation of the liquor traffic, and pro viding against the evil resulting therefrom by a judicious and properly graded license system. Fifth The aouse of the present contract system in our state penitentiary, by which the products of the labor of convicts are brought into competition with the products of the honest laborer to the great detriment of the latter, are injurious and unwise, and ought to be corrected, and the promises of the republ can party to abolish this sys tem are shown to be false and hypocritical by its failure to do so while it has had the power. Sixth The production of the govern ment is due to all American citizens, na tive and foreign, abroad as well as at home. Seventh We re-affirm the resolution of the state convention in Ohio in 1SS0, 1881 and 1SS2, and of the democratic national convention of 1872, 1876 aud 1S80, de man ling a thorough reform and purifica tion of civil services, and the republican party has violated every pledge it has heretofore given for tbe reform thereof, and has failed during its long administra tion of the government to correct even the most crying abuses, and we demand, there fore, a change in the executive administra tion of the government itself. The reform first of all necessary, as made still more manifest by the recent star route trials, thereby ousting corruptions confederated to protect crime and prevent the punishment of criminals, and by so doing to make it possible again to punish fraud and theft in the public service. LOTTA'S LOVERS. Various Swains Taken Up by Her Only to be Discarded. Philadelphia Special to the Chicago Times. There is a story now in circulation, which comes from New York, purporting togive the reason why Lotta Crabtree has been so sad for the past ten years. It rep resents her as still pining for her first love, a young gentleman of this city, to whom she was engaged in 1873. Temptation was too strong for the young man, and one night, while she was playing in Niblo's Garden in New York, he took $6,000 of her money and gambled it away. That broke off tbe match. The disconsolate lover went to drinking, died, and was buried in this city. This young man was Barton Hulmes, of this city, and she has once or twice visited his grave. Two years ago she was reported to be engaged to Haller Gnss, of this city, but engagement was also broken, also by her, if there was any serious engagement at all. She was once much infatuated with Harry Bradley, who was her leading man for several years, but when he closed bis last season in her company, she seemed to forget him entirely, and his intimate friends say he mourns over her coquetry to this day. Then Clement Bainbridge, another one of the actors, was bewitched by her, and matters began to look as though she might become Mrs. Bainbridge before that season was over. He is a popular gentleman, of unexceptionally handsome face and figure, but even his manly qualifications were not sufficient to win the consent of Mrs. Crab tree, who is reported to have made a re markable quiet trip from Troy to Albany just in time to interrupt what she heard was to be a quiet little ceremony during her absence. Her latest suitor was the very awkward young man who met her in London and came to the United States as a member of her company on trial. He brought the pretty name of Cecil Raine along with him. She became violently fond of him, it is whispered, but a few weeks back they had a quarrel, and he was removed from the cast in New York for a week. They were to have gone to Europe together, but Lotta left on the City of Berlin two weeks ago. Cecil waited until last Wednesday, when he went to Southampton on the Elbe. Lotta has gone to Dieppe. Those who know the little actress best say tnat mere was one man to whom she was truly and tenderly attached. He met her in the earlier davs of her staee life. when she was struggling hard against dis couragement to reach the position she has since attained. "But," said the old actor who recited the most of these facts to the reporter to-d3y, "poor Bob Craig had a wife. Had he been a single man I believe he would have been her husband. His picture hangs there over the mantel under that ot Edwin Adams, with the bit of crape around it. He was the man for Lotta, and I'll bet she thinks so to this day." If you are a frequenter or a resident oi a miasmatic district, barricade your system against the scourge of all new coun tries ague, biliotts and intermittent fevers by the use of Hop Bitters. Ludington, Mich., Feb. 2, 1880. I have sold Hop Bitters for four years and there is no medicine that sunasaes hem for bilious attacks, kidney complaints and many diseases incident to this malarial climate. H. T. Alexakdnb. A letter from a distinguished Roches ter journalist says : "Lanigan, who came, up to take charge of the Post-Express, has fallen quite fiat. His trousers have been locked up two days." They don't exactly say so, but botft General Grant and Governor Foster talk as if they thought Dorsey should be reinstated as secretary of the national republican committee. Rev. Henry Ward Beecher affords an illustration of the easy come easy go habit. He earns more than $30,000 a year and yet never has any money. Raphael Semmes, of Alabama fame, is to have a monument. An English ship builder has started a subscription with a gift of $100 When J. E. Nixon, a St. Louis com mercial traveler, went to bed in the Wash ington house, in Galveston, Texat, he left his door open to get air, not to admit a, thief, who robbed him of his watch and i $42 in meaey.