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THE AT5(J US, Fill DAT, DECEMBER 15, 18.K?.
I. 0 Hl; of afl in IviDgPowerLutU.S Gov't Report. ARSCUUTEKf P3C32 . THE ARGUS. i - rnhli.Hl TttVy an Wa! M MM Imri Awu. Mnrh 1Imh1 in. J. W. TTTr.U. - - PCBUSIIKK. TtNM Ua;l, laasrata par wwr. Weekly. if ,aaaro( la adraeettJ.M All ft mmankMlnnf crlilfal or Mamtf tire ilitrk.fr. p- lltlral a( re!liaaa, taaal bar real tiamr alUrltrd for aaMieitloa. So rack art rlrt will a; j.rinf enr t-tttliasairaalarrs I'nrrrat'iMHlrfirr rolleit4 fruta irr twaablp la Hvrh laiMl ant IKIHAT. InxKMRKR 16. 1993. ttii.tT a pity tbat awful explosion in thr harbor o( fantandor, Spain, coul.lti't nave occurred in the hartur of Kio lntad. It would have saved the HraclHua people no end of tiroo and money, whichever oao of tho warring factious happened to bo niixed up in it Momk of the Jtwart arc trying ti pet a ahar if tho million left by A. T. Stewart and o ahljr accepted by Judtfa llillotv While tho subject I Rot one of public concern there is on iutemat not unnatural ia flndinjf out horn Hilton manured to make him self no a!"orbi-nt Ho could (Iro lcons to a Kpenga. eg,. .... j TnK Eng-tUb. lord chamberlain haa upprrafd a burlesque because it caricatured tho aultaa o( Turkey and thereby hlfffcly offended tho TurkUh Milimnalor t M James. Tlia UritUU lion can become tho Vor iot shrinking cur when It like, and at present it aeaiu tho unspeakable Tuik holds tho whip band. Tiir (lornian court ia to have a new uanco thla winter, to be called tho -gavotte landers." Eight mem ber of tho Jtoval vlayhoue com fiany pave a private performance of the new quadrille before tho emperor rccotly and ho at once pare order for it adoption by the court la place of the court quadrlllo. Li r-a Aji old law, which haa been forgot ten, roqntre ail ahlp leaving- tho port of Nrw York to carry a small cannon, two projoctllos and 6- J yard of line, ao that In caao the ahlp ah mi Id bo beached the crew would bo able to communicate with the ehoro. All sailing master hare recelred no tico to comply with tho law. Tin prowl of tho English sporting pafmra that English fighter aent over here are shabbily treated doe not at-om well founded. In the firat place the fighter have been per nifitod to land. a conreaaion for which they should bn grateful, and compar atively few of them have been no lestod under tho vagrancy act t'wis tho approach of winter the tramp who infest the country town are becoming a source of terror. A it jrrow more and more difficult for them to get food without working for it their acts become more and more duipcratn. Hut the profes sional tramp wilt roach the very limit of tloapnratlon buforo ho will go to work. A Wrwojuis newspaper Is calloj on to answer a charge of criminal libnl against a town, Tho paper. Whirl, la published at Superior, said there were li case of diphtheria In Iron Klvor. and that tho town should bo quarantined. There wore ao such raae there, and tho city attorney and hoalth commissioner have, en tered a proaocntion. A unci. fc by Jamo Ruoaeli Lowell continue to appear. Mr. Lowell was never a proline writer, and article from hi pen hate appeared much tore frequently lnc hie death than during hin life. Mr. Lowell waa always more or lea distrustful of his own abilities, ami oo a permitted muoh excellent work of hi toromala unpublished. Ill poathumou writ in? have Increased hia reputatioa. A Kkt!trv eottor baThaea pole nned by eatlag tnadstoola It la more than likely that this same Ken tucky editor haa printed column after column of 'woman's depart ment, n In which time and agala hae appeared warning that woold have saved his life. And all thi goes to ahow that, although tho Up of tho wlao desplae knowledge. th toague of tho wio" does not alway It arljrht" Am nnexpeeted Item of aew which ' aa just transpired will delight taw heart of every philatelist Taw king of king, tho ueeeaeor of Elag Solo oo, haa wrtttea to tho 1'nlveraal oetal asooiatlon at Bora an no no lag hia Intention to eater tho postal aaloa ' Wo shall eoaaeqaently have Abyoalalaa postage stamps, for too klag of klnga I none other than ICiag Meaolek of Abyssinia. Many thlnj will doubUeo happen oa tbo baa am I tb kilo before tho first pontoffioa i la Abyssinia. But wo live la i time, whoa oarage are , bo- toillaod aad oivUbjod aav avagoa. 1H GIFT DIVINE. ' A lngte trtf ny praapaut fa. , . , W ail the Uvtali Kreanneaa That amrarr yklda, I have but tide IA tdMk A M. l BemCMd In by waila of brick and TUIa ooe crron oat look la my owa. T.nl ttrsadtb of land and sweep of i Mara failed of aorb attraction. And blanmjr OBnleaa Rranted aw Lna sinple aaturartinn. I raa thankful ncii-p tif happlnrr- t .m i now in one irec I c!aalln-.dkltUn(aiawan ' . 1 1 leaaani thlncs mhanccs; i. i.lla Ike mii nre dar b day W It tt aumtr r'a mrertrat f anciras Rrnoka haMitr. wild nowrra smile for m And fomta murmur in mjr tree. THrdstm.anl Lultrrfllcaaiul arcs Thnwie In It enmpasa aarrwut A rhoir of rlppllr.a kannonlea I hmr la one browa spamnrt A rlinl of amldea annalilne briaoa Vbe dream of anany rolorrd wloes. Ah, Rift divine! wliat anrrarr rnrha, W hat Utter (ate ran float yaul C'ttcr wltli o.t a Dial of herb Titan ibe stalled ra without yon: nr evra that ynn anoint ran nw All noiarr'a tcaoty In on- tree. fonday hebaol Timoa. OLD. HORXUS. A nitiKlo Fn u h rrgtmeut. nti an nn-shclli-reil railrood Iwnk. stooil like a tar get for tho rrnKlnn army, massed in the wnrals sji r0 yanU away. As tho lmllfe foil thit-k alont them, tho FrrtM'h nfti:-? enh n l tln ir men to lio down. l.nt r4 wonl.1 d-y. All . n.niietl proudly ataodiug al oat their llo. In tliat l."iil cxpanso of preen m tarrj md waving rtr.:fi( Mi illnminod try tho netting sow. tbnt laxly of tor tneaU U men. mveliqiecl in a eh aid of sum h-. Iakil like a flock wrj'rifl in thj open fk Id by tho first gnat of a terrihlo tempmt. It did indeed rain lend on that hillxidei Kolhing rotild 1m lieard Imt the cracklin-x diiM-harpo of mnMketry. the Iienvy mnil.linjr of shells nnl the renat'lcan vibration tf 11U all ovrr the iNittlefiVid. Agaiu r.ml opiin tho flng fill, but every tiino n cl'-nr. Ind.i voiro tang oat alsro th- din of tho lumiketry, tho oaths of tho vroruW. tho tk-ath rattlo of the dying: "To tbo flog, burst To too flat;:- An-I instantly, Lfco n xaao nhn.low in that fiery fK. an ofilet r woald Kpritig forwunl, and tho dauntless etwign, as if restored to l.fc. would look down aptirf npou tho lttlo. Twenty-two timi It fell. Twcntv two timvs its staff, iill warm as it tdtp pel from a dying lis.nl. wa caught and raised again, mid v. bi n at annm-t the retiiunnt of tho regiuit lit, n littlo lutnd- fnl of men, slowly retreated tho flag was Imt a tatvred rag in the hands of fiergi ant ilonms the twenty-third en sign of the duy. TliU Hergt niit Ilcruas, sn old fellow who conld oratcely ;igii his naiae, bad liecn SO yearn in guiuing the rank of a rtanr-ommiRsioiicd 'fficer. Tho mis cries of the f.mudling and thelimtality of tho ImrmriM luol left their impress in LU low, o'.:inate lirow, hU lack Uut l y the knnpsncl: end that nnwrnpn Ions air of the tnxit r in tho ranks. Ho staiumem 1 n little, too, Imt eloqnruco Lt not fsiential in nn rtuign. That mtiio tTening of the l-nttlo hia cidunel aid to him. "Yon linre tho flog, my gallant felbrw- well, keep it." Ar.d on but ahaliby anuy coat, worn ami fmUil by ruin and powder, tho nut l"T Lwinl nt rrirc the golden lawlgo of tho eiwin. This was the one glory of hia lif'j. From this time th. old troj. cr bll Ids hemL The j r soul, wlio brretitforo had rralknl with lxnt lck ami dowiu-OKt gUnrr, henceforth tiHal proorilr erect, with cTeo erer lifted to watrh that scrap of loth flut tering in tbelifvcxc, and to hold it very high, rrry nptight, aboro dTnth, de feat nnd treweh-ry. Never was .tliero a nicu ro happy aa fToranM when h ) stimd m th liattk firfal. hi hnailit rhviped about bit flag staff in its leathern shenth. Jiilmt, anotinkH, grave ea a lriesj. one woold hare said that he was holding some thing sacred.. His wholo life, hia whole Icing, centered In the fingers gripted almut the bmratifnl gidihti rag npon which tho bnlla eotned t j hnrl tbetn selves, and hia ilefkitit cyra hadced the Prnasian atrnight in the face aa If to say." Just try bow to take it from met' No ono did try not oven death. After those deadly laUthw of Horny and Urarelottn. the flag left tho field cat to piecca, literally riddled with Imllet hiden, hat tt was still old Ha-nna who torn it. Then came Beptembcr, the anuy at Mrtx. the siege, and that long encampment in tbo mod till the cannon mated, and tho finest troops ia tho world, demoralised lijr inaction, by lack of provisiiios and of news, died In the trenches of fercr and despair and deadly wcaihieos. Lenders and men alike lout confidence. UornaaalonoaUll had faith, Hm tricolor rag was all tho world to him. and aa long as he kept that tt aeend to him that nothing was Unfortunately, a there was no more fighting, the colonel kept the flag at bis quarters la one of tho so barbs of Metx. and honest Hornna was rory like a nwther whose child is oat at nnrse. He thooght of It contbraally, and whoa kd Inaging for it became nnendnrablo he woold matt off to thatdonel ahoaaa. ao aeroalghtof Ida nag. twnV tranqwJlly ia its place against th walU woold mm mm Uk-k wiva coar age renewed, to dream under hia aoak Ing t?ut of marches, of tattles, of tht flat; floating gayly. down there on the Prwsiaa treiK-bes. An order of Uanhal Bazainc destroy ed these illnoionri. One morning Hor noa awoko to find the camp in an np rosr, tho aoldkra in excited Rronpa ahonting aad talking angrily and gt-s-thmlating toward ono pert of tho town. "Off with hi in! Shoot him !" they cried, and the officers, walking apart1 with heed bowed in shame before the men. let them talk on anheedod. It was indeed shamclnl ! To lW.COO Well armed, abtebodiod men had jut been read aa order surrendering them t tho enemy without a blow. And the aas" demanded Hornns. "Tho flags wero surrendered with the rrst the gus, tbo ' remains of the wagon t rnim - -e-cr-thir:. ' ' Th-th-thnnilerf'fitamrocred the poor (cllow. "they rhon t keep mine." And lw set oft on tho ran toward that ride of tho town.- There, too, all was confusion. Kctionnl guards, civilians and gardes mobiles wero walking about. Depntationo pnssetl.' trembling, rci their way to tho marshal's house. Honina saw nothing, hoard nothing. Ho Lnrried tip tho btrvot, muttering to hiniftelf : "To take rny flag from tee! Como now, fun this lw pewilde? Let him giro the Prussian what ia his own his silver plato and his fdlded coaches but thia is mine. It U my honor. I forbid auy one to touch it." Ilia oeiitences wero broken up hy hia hurried ioo and liis Ktammering tontme: but, after nil, tho old fellow had n plan, a clear and fixed purpose to take his flag, to carry it into the midst of tho regiment, end with any who would follow him to fall upon the Prus siaai end diwtroy them utterly. When ho reached tho colonel's bonne, ho was n t ven allowed to enter. Tho colonel too, was furious owl would admit no ore. Imt Hornna did net understand thi:u He wex't. ho cwrc, ho tried to push ort tlm o.ilerlv. "My fliH,-! 1 v.-sat c:y aag!M ho shunted. Finally n rriiulorr wrs thrown open. "It id yon. HorunsV' "Yes. colonel --l" "All tho flags nrc tt tho nracnal. Yoa have only to go thorn for n re ceipt." "A rect ipt for what?- " It is the mnTfthal's order." "Dut, .l.oel" "fi is peace!" tad dowa went tho window. Old Hornns staggered liko a drn::Vrn man. "A receipt. A receipt," he rrppated mcchKiieally. Finally ho went off with t ut ono deer idea in his head that his flag was at tho arsenal nnd thnt, como whet would, ho must see it apiin. Th? crscnal gates were opened wide for the iMuwae of tho Prussian wagons which were rungedin the yard. A chill paxsml over Hornns oa he entered. All the oilier ensigea were there and 50 or fio officers, silent , and heartbroken. Tith tho somber wagons stunding in tho rain and tho gnmiw of men with bared hemlH, it was like a funcraL All tho flags of Bazaiue'a army wero lying in a heap on ono corner i-f the muddy pavement. Nothing could be saddtT tlian thoso rtrips of Lright hu?xl silk, that debrid of golden fringe and carv. d sticks, all that glorious paraphernalia thrown on the crouud, soiled with mud and rain. ' An officer piehed them up, oao 1y one, nnd as his regiment was called each ensign went forward to fret a re- ceipt. Hard and unsympathetic, two Prussian officers watched tho registra tion. ",And you arc going away thus! O, sacred, glorious tatters dixplayiag your rents, trailing sadly over the iave- mont, like birds with broken wings! Yoa ore going away with tho shame of bountiful things soiled, and each of you will carry awuy a littlo of France. In your worn folda the sunshine of. the long marches till lingers. In your bullet holes you fwesorvo'tho memory of the unknown dead, fallen perchance beneath the humor, struck .' . Hornns, yoa-tnfv are calling von. Oo get your receipt.'." -, There was tht-ag. before him: . It was really his, .the most beautiful tho most mutilated of them nil. and eeeing it once more he seemed to be standing agnin on tho railroad Lank.' Ho beard the balls sing, the chells Irarst and. the colonel's voice, i!.To tho flng, boys:'.' llis comrades lay there on the ground, and lKy nio' twenty-third, was rpringing firwrd in Ids turn to seize it. to lift tlie poor flag, tottering for want of a snstatiiing nna. Ah! be swore that day to defend it. to guard it till death. Ami now the thought of all this sent every drop of blood in his body to bis bead. Maddened, d.perak he sprang Clam tlw Pruwdan oflieer, tore from his grasp hin brfcrred ensign and tried to lift it very high, very utiright, crying. "To tho fi" Imt his voice died in his throat. The staff trembled and slipped from his fingers. In that weary air. that deadly air that weighed so heavily on the snrrendcred town, no flag could wave, no pride conld live, and old Hoc- mis fell, crushed. Ahjbonse Ds.ud.-t. Aa All Arnai TV aaa'a Clab. Tbo Dcs Hoiaea Woman' clnh' ex hibited at Chicago in the section net apart for tho federated women's dabs nuineroasly handsomely bound volumes, ontaining clnb history and memora bilia; the photograph of each president. with the corresponding year book set into the page oripuaite; the dab station ery and last, but not least, a certificate of tbo dab stock. . Tho third volume was of folio type and contained Tt of ibe papers read before the society. Each bad been prepared ia permanent form. under the author' direction, and the artistio decorations carried oat the themo and treatment with the rarest originality. Thuso addresses ranged over a field of inquiry that swept from oU pottery and vkUns to tho sOvor ques tion and school 6f philosophy. . Visa Hartiette J. Cooke, who has been studying methods of cit7 evangelization la England, will spend a year in theEp worth Lragno bouse in Boston, in tbo employ of the Doston Missionary and Church Extension society. Hiss Cooko was last rear superintendent of the Vic toria Park mission, an important branch of too Mildmny work, of which herTe cent work, "Mildmay," is an account. Praveatiea h Binsr Than cure, and those who arc subject to rhetim&tint, can prevent attacks by kcerdagv the blood pure and free from tho acid which causes the dis ease. Yon can rey upon Hood's Sarsaparilla as a remedy for rheuma tism and catarrh, alo for every form of scrofula, salt rheum, boils and other ' diseases caused by impure blood. It tones and vitalizes the whole svstcm. Hood's Pills are oasv and fen tie in effect. ARGUS CUSIHESS DIRECTORY BOOKS, WALL TAPER, ETC. 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MEAT MAJCKKT. Schrord.r nana, Sll Twen!lcUi str d. TrMty racklar and Proviron Co,4ti and tOtfa. JEWELER AND OITICIAN. Bj bmpt. 1 A Son, ItttT S owd iimt. MILLINERY. Blackburn A Cr, IT S SrconI rnna. BOOTS AND SHOES. Eoatoa Shoe tit te, 10. 3 Second avi nna REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE. Ilarr a. V'K W D. S3 Sev. nteenft Airiuscments. H arper's Theatre, J. E- Montrose, Manager. Monday, Dec 18th. Sweet Singer" Chns. Ao Gardner, ("KAIIL") In nil Near Comedy tir ml. By Jas R. Garey and Dr. "E. A. Wood New Sonps! New Scenery! New Costumes! fi-ENUINE TYROLEAN SINGEKS-5 at every performance Pale of arat at BUrpi r Hou'e pbartnr cr Tht lltb. PrleM 73. H) at d 360. THE ASCADE. - Ciirar Store and Billiard Parlor. , Aravyaaa hand that Vmad of doaMstk aad tarparttd ciaara. All braada it tobswo. TWaeoraaf aQ tka ball gaawa -Pl ba raocrrad tall. L. GLOCKIIOFF, Prop mseeoad Avaaae. Complete iVlanhood . and bow to Kttata tt. At lst a BMkeal work that tons tSa sacrlba OM off , autats the raawSy. TM ts actsail leali UM aaast rataabla. ank'ea:i U -t a atlfal siaiHcal book that haaaa paaad Air vaarsjttpatM ever pfi bearla( a b .K Iom lllaarraiioo In tktu. So-aa oft bj.cts tiaalud at Karvoa Debility, Imao aracy. SU.IIIty. OavalspaaMat Varicoesle, Tas Haaba U Th intaadlaa Macrljc.ete. tvaqr ana wan wooM kaoth i grind iratar. On a'ala ttru, Om o'd ae.-r ta, aaj aw aew diaoovHtlaaef atrl'eal aeane aa ajatad to arantAlfa, hw allam tfnmt folUaa ana inM nrtar aHfalU aboald wr'la torUib) watdartal "Ht'a bwak. It win tw as traa aMHwa1.IMSs, . THE PRIZE mm UI3E3 IX. &&1TE, Xaaarr ef Vdhli Celcorctol Domed T da. titn&ui BanJani Crdiartra. Dr. JtUtm Mtrdical C, Hkkart, Tnd. Yon win retnemuer tlio condition I was t-i flvo yrarx apn. wnen t v.i ninirten nun a onablna umi of licax. and ii.t ni-ht ;horetraa mcl roa wc I tried ail ktu1-tl imsnloincn.and mMtca tj eminent pLvfio;ai r. Hy itero-ierepntrtct. proaucina' diaziiic-y. Iiv.:rt tr..tillckiid mil lac Ills sAal ciaks lite mjcu.bl. I eoiiiiK-noed. to tuka DR. MILES' NERVINE and In throe month t w. prarrervr cuaca. o( cayucal wreck!.. aunurloK frnia nervous trus m m gm tnttton. taking ptvwnptlons iroia Ba t W I. iml pbrrlrianii woo have no knowl s r edec thelrca-c and whose deatk at ceruun, I hxl use coins to um and saying, cr Da. Mi ix a' Ntaviac aao as cimfo.- la tny )toIw4ou, gtm m aw anero there areaomanvra ftTI I K E. LJ Berers front ovenvDrk.nien a laaar t&l ptntra inu a;ia neivons rminnwa. DToasut on or ma ebarurwr of taa tiuiin-ii cagucd in, 1 would THOUSANDS naauiocaicfctaa suffering fmta thqc causal. 41121 A. WAITS. Sold oa a PnaiUvw Goaraatee. Da. MILCS' PILLS 60 Dobc25Ctb Rasmussen's Holiday Offer. ' WE PROPOSE to lioom our trade from now until Christmas bv offering unusual inducements, via: With every order for a dozen cabinet photos we shall five an extra photo in the new Vienna panel size, and in addi tion vonr choice of three beauti ful souvenirs. In crayon work wc are offerinp; an exceptional bargain a 16xi;) crayon portrait in a beautiful gold frame at 14.00, regular price 5.50. Visitors arc alwnys welcome. EASinJSSEH, 1725 Second Ave. IaOuzs EraGiain, (Saecassor la IL WEXDTJ t-:-Tailor, 1!9 EifehttiiiiU Street. aBaKit and i Workmanship Guar anteed the Best ' 0 eat ing atd. Repairing Done. PAiiKERS' JTasbes ervertthins from a fits rllk handkurcliier to a drcac ut; Lace cartaioa a specialty. No. 17S4 1HI&D AVB Talephoi. So. lHl Of o I S ! O I Merchsui M ftinnrv M RESERVED. King, Hasten Schwentsar Dry Goods Co. 217-217 W. Second St., Dave: .pJKT The Battle Above the Clouds. I have a large consignment of Napkin Rings, Ink Wells, Pen Racks, call bills etc.. made of materials taken from Lookout Mountain; they will make presents which the Old Settlers will prize very highly.. We have them on sale for a few days only. ARE A car load of handsome, bed room suits going at the following prices. . Suits worth 15 00 go at 2D 00 25 00 27 60 80 00 So 00 40 00 Remember we have only one car load to dis pose of at the above manufacturer's prices. GLEC.1AMPJ a SALZMAIM 1625 and 1527 Second Avenue SPACE Geo. H. Kingsbury, PAIR AND ART STOKE. BARGAINS. 12 .VI l.S i'.' 1 HO 2' .'7 .Vi - 3 1 K 1?4 126 and V2i - Sixteenth Street Cloaks And Millinery At Hairi'rifc. . Now is the time to buy your Christmas presents. BEEHIVE, il4W.SecoDdSt,DaveDp)rt