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Boots id Sloes,
THE NATIONAL GAME, k
The Bold Scheme of President
Spalding and Captain
They May Tako Two Teams to Aus
tralia Next Fall at a Cost
The biggest pieco of news that baa been
prang in base ball circles for tome time past
has just made its appear an oe, and, it ia safe
to say, will form tbe principal theme for
discussion and speca ation among ball player
and lovers of the came everywhere for some
months to coma
President A. G. Spalding, associated with
Captain Anaon and one other gentleman, will
next fall take to tbe antipodes two crack ball
teams, not so much through any expectation
oJLuakiag money out ot Ute enterprise itself,
bnt for the purpose of showing the Aus
tralian people the beauties of the American
game in order that it may become established
there upon the same basis of public favor
that it has enjoyod in this country for years
ine mea is not the outgrowth or impulse
with Presidont BDaldin?. but is the result
of some months of thought and careful in
quiry. "In my judgment " said he to your
correspondent, "such a trip would prove a
losing venture to any man who undertook
the journey with any expectation of making
money out 01 ine gate receipts or nis games.
In undertaking such a trip I do so ruoro for
the purpose wf extending my sporting goods
business to that quarter of the globe and
creating a market for goods there, rather
man with any idea of realizing any pront
from the work of tbe teams I take with mo.
We have shipped a few goods to Australia
during tho past three years, and the trade
from there has been growing so steadily that
1 feel confident of being alio to build up a
business thore, as the result of my contem
plated venture, that will, in the end, repay
Do you realize." said I. "tbat Australia is
11, OCX) miles from Chicago, and that it will
cost a barrel of money to take twenty-two
men out merer"
Yes. sir. I realize all that fuliv. It will
take, at the correct calculation, S3J,000, and
that amount of money will be deposited In
bank for expenses before we leave here."
Tell me your plans," said I finally, when I
had begun to graep the importance of the un
dertaking. "Very well. 1 am honest with you when 1
tell you that I have littlo if any expectation
of paying our exponses by means of our ex
hibition games on Australian soil I have
tried to introduce tbe game upon foreign soil
in years past" (Mr. Spalding referred to his
trip to England), "ana l Know sometntug or mo
difliculties to be surmounted. As it is, how
ever, I shall be perfectly williug for my
judgment tells me tbat I can easily afford it
to spend a few thousand dollars to the eud of
establishing branch houses in Sydney aud
Melbourne, ana that la principally what tanos
me there. Throe months ago I met a theatri
cal man who has boon around the world sev
eral times, and who has managed some of the
leading dramatio stars of this country and
England, naving taken two or three or thorn
to Australia. He has a largo and influential
acquaintance throughout the principal cities
apon tms continent, and is just me man i
wished to secure in tho interests of this en
terprine. He left 'Frisco last month to secure
the most advantageously located grounds at
every point we shall visit, and to make other
arrangements for our reception anl stay in
This gentleman your correspondent saw ten
days before ho sailod for Australia, and
learned irom mm me plans or ine projected
trip. lie is a thorough mm of the world,
peaks several language, knows every square
mile of tho inhabited section of Australia,
and has a wide acquaintance among lunuontial
pooplo in each of tho principal cities there.
"1 presume." I sngoited, "that the teams
will indulge in a farewell trip through this
"ios, DViiono point east or isiiicago. in
the first place, understand that this enterprise
will be conducted upon the broadoit possible
gauge. We want to let the Australian people
know in good time that we are coming, and
we shall make noise enough in this country
o that they will bavj do difficulty in hearing
of us long before wo reach their shores."
'Have you decidod as to the make-up of
your teams yet?"
"OdIv in a goneral way. We have decided.
however, that every player we take with us
must be not only a ball player, but a gentie-
Full dress suits will, I fancy, be almost as re
quisite to each player as his base-ball uniform
will lo, for I intend to haveour party received
in royal style at ryuney ana ai jueiuourne,
&nd thAv will doubtless be cenerouslv enter
tained by many people of high social and
official position during our stay. -What
route have you decided upon?"
W-ll f n n.nnt nlini ra tint B.ltarA1
we shall leave Chicago as soon after the cham
pionship season as possible probably about
Oct 15. We will play the first of our series
of farewell eames nnon the Chicago trounda.
We may then go to Milwaukee, and after that
may ton oh in the order named, at c l aui,
Minneapolis. Des Moino. Omaha. Kansas
Springs, Cheyenne, Hilt Lke, Bacramento
and San Francisco. On tbU trip, you may
rest assurod, that tho arrival and departure
of our parly at eacn point i nave namoa wm
be a not-to-be-forcotton event, while the se
ries of games we shall p!ay in 'Frisco, lust
before leaving, i anticipate, win oe me oig
eest evonts in base-ball that have yet taken
place on the Slope. We shall nail from 'Frisoo
about Nev. 10 or 12.' The line -of steamers
now running from that point to Sydney is a
splendidly equipped one; tiie Pacific Ocean is as
smooth as amiil-pond, and the voyage cannot
be other than a delightful one for each mem
ber of our party. We shall rig up some kind
of an arrangement on shipboard so that our
batteries can keep in condition, and so that
the teams may also practice' a little cricket,
for we intend to show the Australians that
base-ball La not the onl v game Americans can
play. There are always a greater or less
nuniDer or pleasant anu weaiiny peopie going
across, so tho boys may rest assured tbat
time will not bang heavily upon their bands
during the voyage. It is just 8,200 miles
from 'Frisco to Sydney, aud our first stop
will ba at Honolulu, the capital of tbe Sand
wioh Islands. We stop thore from twelve to
fifteen hours, and during our stay will man
age to call upon King Kaiakaua and his court,
and see a good bit of the country and its
famous sugar plantations. Leaving Hono
lulu we take a southerly course, passing
many beautiful islands in the South Paciflo
Oceaa Tbe boys will have all the time
ther will want to take in the ooean scenery.
as we shall be just twonty-six days in all at
"We shall stop but a few hours In Sydney,
Melbourne being our objective point Wheth
er we will make tho journey from Sydney to
Melbourne overland or by steamer I do not
know yet, but in either case wo shall be given
a royal welcome at the Mot bourne end of the
route, i can eaieiy assure ine ooys or mil
Thev may antic, pate for 1 shall reach Mel
bourne a month ahead of them a banquet at
tbe hands or me AUMranau uricaet uiuoa,
say the second night after thoir arrival there.
Thev mav also auticmate a roception of some
kind at the bands of the American Consul,
and If he is the same who was there when I
1 made my last trip to Anstralia be will enter
tain onr party in great style, i lie principal
theater in Melbourne, the lloyal, is owned
and controlled by an American, a warm per
sonal friend of mine, and you can rest as
sured that when tie throws open his bouse to
our party, probably upon the third or fourth
night after our arrival, it will be decorated
from pit to dome with American flags, for
Jimmy (my friend) is a patriotic American,
and 1 know will nut be able to do enough for
us under such circumstances. We shall un
doubtedly have all flat invitations we can fill
at the hands of the sportsmen's clubs in the
different cities we shall visit, and the boys
I will be able to tire themselves out, if they
choose, at kangaroo shooting.
"Well, we shall probably remain in Mel-
UK 111 il3 m lUlwiKiii. .iNivruu wi wu,v.a "
win depart for Adelaide, going thence to Bn
rabura, Oelong, Dalart, Sandhurst, Wags.
Orange, Dathurit, Sydney, flow Castle and
,T XJ S
Brisbane, all of which are populous, thriving
cities. We shall then return to Melbourne
and probably play a match game of crioket
with picked Australian eleven. We shall
then leave for Tasmania, where we shall play
in Lanceaton and Hobartown. Then we sail
for New Zealand, and play at Aukland,
Thames.IIokatilka, Christ's Church, Welling
ton and Dunedin. Leaving New Zealand we
finally return to Melbourne, and before de
parting for Sydney to take our steamer for
Ban Francisco, will probably play a return
game of cricket with the picked eleven we
played upon our previous stop there.
"From what you bare seen of Australia and
its people, how do yon think they will take
to the game of base-b&ll?"
"Like a duck to water. Australians have aU
of that love for outdoor sports and athletics
which characterizes the English people,
coupled with the push and enterprise of the
Americans. They have many beautiful citloe
there, Melbourne especially being one of the
most magnificently built towns I ever saw.
They are, as a people, rich and prosperous;
society is as refined and elegant as In the
large cities of our own country, and the av
erage Australian would walk five miles to see
a sporting event of any kind, I believe that
they will fall in love with base-ball once they
see It played as we play it here. Walt and see
if my judgment is not right in this matter."
- What I nave written here is merely aa out
line of the plans laid by Mr. Spalding for the
carrying out of this enterprise. He has for
gotten nothing, has thought of everything,
and when the farewell game is played in
Chicago and the great journey commenced, it
is dollars to cents that the enterprise will go
through as smoothly as does everything
undertaken by Mr. Spalding.
I wish I might say definitely who the men
are whom Mr. Spalding will ask to go with
him. I do not think, however, that any list
has as yet been considered, for Mr. Spalding
baa his own ideas of the class of men he
wants, and will douotless be able to select,
when the proper time arrives, two repre
sentative ball teams composed of American
gentlemen who will prove a credit to the
game, to themselves aud to the party.
Results of Municipal and Town
ship Elections in Various
Women at the Polls in Kansas Strik
ing Engineers Made Alder
A condensed summary of the spring local
elections in various parts of the West will
bo found below:
Illinois. In Chicago the Renublican swent
the hold, electing ad their caudidates tor
town offices witu one exception and captur
ing eighteen of the thirty new Aldermen. The
new City Council will bj composed of 3J lie-
puuucans, w uuinouraw aud a indepen
dents. Tho Labor party pol'od tt,UT7
votos, aud tho Prohibition party &J
vote, iho Republicans earned Spring
fiold, electing six of the seven Aldermen, 'l'bo
Prohibition vote was larger than a
year ago. In Jo Daviess County tbe llcpub-
cans elected i or me o cupervntors. ine
Republicans also carried the following cities
aud towns: llock Island, Moline, Yandalio,
bterung, cerro uordo, Princeton, UraidwooJ,
Champaign, Pari", Sycamore, Moumoutu,
jvaukanoe, luncoia, uucatur, iloomiugtou,
Warren, Tolorio. Caurou. Piano. Chat
ham, llliopoliH, Charleston, and Geueseo.
ino Udinocrau were 8ucwsrul in the fol
lowing cities and towns: FreeuorL Uninc.
Elgin, Urbaua, Waukegan, Areola, Belle-
v.iio, Joaet, ensnoa, Bhelybvilie, Au
burn, Honuepiu, Jeiseyvillo and Minonk.
Independent or mixed tickets were victorioui
in Litchfield, Ceutralia, Morrii, Est Si
AAjuio, uiu u uouatwt, ijicenise uc ae is car
ried the day at Galesburg, Salem and Har
vard, while the anti-license peoule were suc
cessful in Wheaton, Mount Carroll and Can
ton, xn uaiesDurg two striking engineers
on the Chicago. Burlington and Uuincy Bail-
road were elected Aldermen with a whoop.
ir mvdowi. iy iudiuu llCKei, BUppurwu
by Democrats and Republicans, was elected
in Milwaukee by about bUU majority over the
candidates of the Labor party. Ten Fuftion-
isti and ii ino Labor men were elected to tho
City Council. 1 he new election law resulted
in the quietest election ever held in Milwau
kee, 'iiioinaa 1L Brown is the Mavor elect
In IUciue, M, M. Sccor, Democratic
nominee, was chosen Mayor. At
Fond du Lac, Alexander McDonald, the Peo
ple's candidate, was elected over Hoskins,
Democratio nomineo. A Republican Mayor
and a licjnse Coauoil were chosen in Rich
land Center. The Republicans carried Itipon,
.iiouominoe, xuianorn, janesvuie, Manitowoc,
Fort Atkinson. Belolt and Dalavan. The
Democratio tickets were successful in Osh-
kosh, Watertown, Madison, Appleton, Keno
sha and Prairio du Chien.
AuiuM iub leaiure or vue local elections
in Kansas was the part played by the women,
many of whom appeared at the polls and voted
and electioneered for the tickets of their
choice. At Oskaloosa a city ticket composed
of women for the Council and a woman for
Mayor was elected by (SO majority. They are
representative ladies, and a reform adminis
tration is looked for. W. C. McClung was
elected Mayor of Jewell chiefly bv the influ
ence of the women, who worked for him at
tbe polls all day. Jus election means no
saloons. At Abilene City, 100 women ballots
were cast ror municipal and school officers
and decided the contest in favor of the ReDub-
iican nominees. Atijeavenworin me democrats
elected three Councilmen, tbe Republicans
two, and the Union Labor party one. The
rest of the tickot is evenly divided between
the Republicans and Democrats. Thore were
about 5'J0 votes cast by women, and they
were nearly evenly divided. The women
were a factor controlling the result of the
balloting in many of the towns.
lorra. The city election at Dubuque re
sulted in a victory for the fusion ticket
by majorities ranging from 253 to KMX The
Knights of Labor, who put up a straight
ticket, were completely routed!
Ohio. 'Ihe municipal election at Cincinnat
tl was unprecedentedly quiet The vote cast
was only about 88,000. The Republican city
candidates were elected by an average major
ity of about 5,000 each. Tho entire Board of
thirty Aldermen, for the first time in its his
tory, is Republican. Tbe Republicans
carried Cleveland by 2 000 majority. andus
ky also went Republican. In the judicial
district embracing Columbus and Franklin
County, D. Y. Pugh, Republican, was elect
ed Judge by from 400 to 000. Martin, Demo
crat, is elected Justice by 1,600. Pugh pre
sided in the recent tally-shoot prosecution,
and- Martin was a prominent witness for the
State. Twelve saloon keepers were arrested
at Cincinnati for keeping saloons open during
election hours. The penalty for this offense
heretofore has been a light fine. Under the
present law the penalty is f 20J fine and ten
days' imprisonment The authorities have
determined to tost the law,
Ifirhiffa, In Orand Rapids Ira A. Weston,
tho Michigan member of the Democratio Na
tional Committer vm elected Mayor by three
votes. The citizens fusel with the Republicans
on Mayor of Cold water, ami B. II. Calkins,
Republican, was elocted by W4 majority over
it O. Chaudjer, Prohibitionist The Demo
cratio tickets wero elected at East Saginaw,
Jackson, and St. Joseph. Mixed tickets were
chosen at Adrian and Grand Haven, while the
Republican tickets were successful at Battle
Creek, Muskegon, Big Rapids, Reed City.
Niles, Kalamazoo, Hollaud, Paw 1'aW, and
MiourllL C Ktimpf, Republican, was
elected Mayor of Kansas City by a small ma
jority. The other offices are divided between
the Democrats and the Law-and-Order party.
Republicans carried St Joseph by majorities
Nebraka.Th city election in Lincoln was
hotly contested. Tbe Prohibitionists and Dem
ocrats united azainst the Republicans. The
latter carried the day by a good majority.
Over 5,000 votes wero polled.
Indiana. Elections were held throughout
Indiana for township officers. Returns from
one-half of tho counties of the State show that
the Democrats have gained thirty-five trus
tees. There are about 1,000 in the Bute.
Five hundred and fiftoen were Republican iu
1KJ and 475 Democratio. The vote was liht
The Republicans carried Indianapolis (and
Marlon County bj about 1,500 majority.
TI O JU AND RIGHT.
The Etslfcrnatlon of Isaae Bell, Mlm-
lster Resident at the Hagne,
The resignation of Isaac Bell, Minister
Resident lo tbe Netherlands, has been ac
cepted. It will take effect on the 4th of
May. Mr. Bell will return home on ac
count of ft pressure of (private business.
Mr. Hell, who is about or years ot
age, is the son of Isaac Bell, a public
spirited citizen of New York. lie married
a sister of James Gordon Bennett, owner
of the New York Herald. Up to 1877 hs
followed the business of cotton broker,
lie then retired to Newport, It. I., where
ha owns ft handsome villa. His wife and
he are leaders in the society of that resort.
UNCLE SAM'S CASH.
Monthly Debt Statement A De
crease During March of
Following is the regular monthly debt
Bonds at 4 per cent I
Bonds at 4 per cent.
Kef u tiding certificates at 4 percent
Navy pension fuud at 3 per cent...
Paclfio railroad bonds at tt per cent
64, 623,5 li
DEBT ON WHICH IKTEltKST BAB CXASEO HKCE
Total 1 2,850,351
DEBT BEABIMQ NO 1NTEBE8T.
Old demand and legal-tender notes.! 340,737,956
Certificates of deposit f""'2?!
finM ..riiiiMU. 91.953.9 49
Hilver certificates 191.520,445
Fractional currenoy (less $8,375,934
estimated as lost or destroyed;.. fl,94i,oai
Principal I 640,074,411
Interest. . . .
Less cash items available for re
duction of the debt $ 300,455.355
T ... V.. 1.4 n ...l.mtitlnn
of U. H. notes 100,000.000
Total I 400,45.,3j5
Total debt less available cash items $1,295,4 12,083
Vet cash in the Treasury 104.573.93J
Ttti l.i. oa.Vi In Tnunrr Anrll 1-
Debt less cash in Treasury March 1, .... .
Decrease of debt during month.! 11,C8,5."9
Decrease of debt since June S, 1837. B8.&0O.6B1
CASH IN THE TBEASCBT AVAILABLE FOB THE
REDUCTION OF THE PUBLIC DEBT.
flold held for cold certificates actu
ally outstanding ! 91,953,919
Silver held for silver certificates
actually outstanding 191,521,443
U. 8. notes held for certificates of
deposit actually outstanding 6,915,000
ruh held (or matured debt aud In
terest unpaid 14,058,977
Fractional currenoy raJ
Total available for reduction of
debt ! 806,451,354
Held for redemt-tion of U. 8. notes.
acta Jan, 14, 1875, and July 12, 188-i $100,000,000
Unavailable for reduction of the Tie bt
Fractional silver coin $25.5079
Minor coin 180,548
Certificates held as cash.
Net cash on hand
Total cash in Treasury, as shown
by the Treasurer's een'l account. $586,454,002
HYDROPHOBIA EPIDE MIC.
Thousands of Dollars' Worm of Cattle
Killed by a Mad Dog.
IParkersburg (W. Va.) telegram,
In Jackson County, W. Va., an epidemic
of hydrophobia among rattle of all kinds
i has broken out, and the farmers nave lost
thousands of dollars' worth of fine stock.
! A dog owned by a man named Huffman
i went mad, and before he was killed at
tacked a number of other dogs, cattle,
sheep, swine, and poultry dn several
farms. These animals nearly all went
' mad and have since died. There is
I scarcely a farm in the upper part of the
county upon which some animal has not
' been bitten. The dog wben it reached
home attacked its master, who felled it to
! the ground and chained it till it died.
More than fifty dogs have been killed and
! numbers pre yet about the country.
Deaths among the cattle are increasing.
Cattle that have died from hydrophobia
are lying in the fields, aud persons are
afraid to eat any meat from that section.
JUSTICE WAITE'S ESTATE.
Civil-Service Commissioner Kdgerton
Shocked by the Bleddllng of Dusybodles.
Civil-Service Commissioner Edgerton is
very indignant over the published report
that the family of the late Chief Justice
Wait is in great financial distress. The
Post publishes an interview with him on
the subject in which he says that while
the reports are absurd he fears that they
may be believed by unthinking people. lie
says that Jdge W site's sons are both well-to-do,
and whatever their father's estate
may have been, the family is not likely to
want for anything. What displeased Mr.
Edgerton most is that the subject should be
discussed at all. Such an interference in
the private affairs of the family in the
midst of Mrs. Waite's graat distress he re
gards as unwarrantable and indecent.
The Supreme Court Refuses te Allow
Further Legal Quibbling la tbe Chloro
The Supreme Court has denied tho mo
tion for ft rehearing of the Maxwell
Preller murder case.
8t Louis speclall
The refund of the United States Su
preme Court to reconsider their action in
the Maxwell case leaves the little English
chloroformer with only one hope namely,
a commutation of sentence from Governor
APRIL 12, 1888.
A WOMAN FOR MAYOR.
The Entire City Government of Oikt
loosa, Kan., in the Hands of
the Fair Sex.
Her Honor the Mayoress Pots Her
Bangs In Paper rutting the
Baby to Bed.
Oskaloosa (Kansas) special
The result of the election in this city, in
whioh the Mayor and five members of the
City Council, ail consisting of women,
were elected, seems to have attracted at
tention all over the country, as telegrams
are coming in from all quarters asking for
particulars. The reasons. for the some
what remarkable action can be stated in ft
few words. There has been ft vigorous kick
from the law and order element in the city
on account of the lax manner in which
former administrations have managed mu
nicipal affairs, especially in regard to the
enforcement of the prohibitory law, and
so advantage was taken of tho State law
permitting women to vote and hold office
in cities of the first, second, and third class,
and a ticket put in the field and triumph
antly elected composed of representatives
of the gentler sex. Mrs. Mary D. Lowman
was chosen as Mayor, and the following
ladies were elected as members of the City
Ilannah A. Mono, Sarah E. Balsley,
Kmma Hamilton, Carrie L, Johnson,
As stated, these are representative
women, tbe wives of well-known citizens
who aie prominent in business and pro
fessional circles. The experiment is not
looked upon in the nature of ft joke,
though ther was hilarious serenade
given to all the candidates the night of the
election, but as the new Mayor had her
bangs put up in papers she was unable to
appear "longer than to bow her thanks,
and, therefore, her speech of thanks for
the honor will not go thundering down the
Another newly elected Councilwoman
sent her apologies for not appearing, be
cause she was putting tbe baby to bed and
did not feel like intrusting such duties to
her husband until she had drilled him ft
little more. In fact, the new honors seem-,
ed to rest rather heavily upon all the
ladies, so that none of them were able to
made speeches of any length in reply to
It is predicted that there will be many
reforms instituted, and it is intimated that
a City Marshal will be selected from among
the ranks of the women. Seriously, how
ever, it can be said that the ladies manifest
a perfect willingness to assume their novel
duties, and they will not only have abund
ant encouragement, bnt it is believed .the
experiment tried for the first time in this
county will bo entirely satisfactory.
Feminine Quarrels at the Polls.
I Wichita (Kansas) special j
At Valley Center every woman bnt one
voted, and took far more interest in the
election than the men. They had their
(eams,and electioneered with great energy.
The men, in fact, stood back and watched
them out of curiosity. Several feminine
quanela occurred, and two cases of hair
pulling and womanly wrangling at the polls
are reported. There were two candidates,
one Prohibitionist and the other Antt-Prohibitionist.
Two-thirds of the woman's
votes went for the former, the remainder
for the latter.
Wellington (Kansas) special.
Only about 20 per cent of the women of
Wellington voted, bnt these were solidly
for one candidate or the other, and con
trolled the result in several instances.
HORROR AT A BULL FIGHT.
Fire Set by aa Incendiary Causes the
Death of Eighteen Women
The Enraged Animals Kill Many of tbe
Victims Persons Become In
sane from Terror.
Celaya (Mexico) telegram.
Sunday, afternoon, about 4:45 o'clock,
the bull-ring here was crowded with spec
tators of the great national sport. The
company of bull-fighters from Leon were
still playing with the first bull, when a fire
suddenly broke out on the sunny side of
the plaza. A panic seized upon the vast
assemblage and a frightful spectacle was
the result. Tbe plaza was constructed of
wooden masts, reeds, etc., and it was due
to this fact that the majority of the people
escaped without injury, being able to force
an opening permitting an exit at different
ro nts, but many women ana children
lumped from the top, a distance of from
two hundred to three hundred feet, and
over one hundred of them were seri
ously wounded. Eighteen lives were
lost. The sides of the plaza being
lined with matting as dry as tinder.
and there being a slight wind blowing, the
amphitheater was in a blaze in ft lew sec
onds. Nine dead bodies, in some cases so
! charred as to be unrecognizable, have so far
been taken from the smoking ruins. Nine
; persons were so badly burned that they
died next day, making eighteen deaths
in all Sixty-eight persons were very
badly burned, and, thongh they still
live, at least ten of them will die
. this week. 1 if ty persons in escaping were
knocked down and trampled upon by the
nanic-Btricken throne, and are very sen
ously, but not fatally, injured. The bulls,
1UBUUOUOU UJ uv .VMLUg V
broke loose from their stalls and rushed
wildly through the surging mass of human
ity, tossing aloft and knocking over all who
stood in their way.
Among the eighteen dead were two
women who were first gored to death by
the bulls and their bodies afterward burned.
The scones in the neighborhood of the)
. bull-rinff were sickening beyond descrip
tion. Women and children, divested of
their clothing, and suffering from their
burns, ran aimlessly through the streets
and could scarcely be overtaken or collected
by their friends. Several persons lost
their reason from the severe mental shocks
to which they were subjected.
Celaya is mourning now. On every
side is 1 sard the sound of the walling for
the loved ones, mourning for those doomed
to die of suffering, by those whose wounds
will not prove fatal. It is the saddest
tragedy that has ever occurred in the three
centuries of tbe city s history.
If yon want knowledge, yon must toil
for it; if food, yon must toil for it: and if
deasure, yon must toil for it. Toil is tho
aw. rieaaurs comes through toil, and
not by self-indulgence and Indolence.
When one gets to love work, his life ia a
Tn longer winter lasts the greater the
necessity of supplying animal and vegeta
ble food, to carry hens through their lay
ing, which is too heavy strain on them if
not well supported by liberal feeding.-
Curat Acm- 1 or ker.
Tapxrtby curtains are coming into
favor They art of cbmtc or dimity.
Publisher and Proprietor.
Work of Um Sonata) and tho ZZouso
The tariff bill, with some amendments, was
presented to the House on the 3d insc by Mr.
Mills, Chairman of the Committee on Ways
and Means, and referred to the committee of
the whole, the intention being to call It up for
consideration in two weeks. The amend
ments slightly increase tbe duty on sugar, so
as to make the net reduction 20 per cent,
below existing duties, and authorise the
classification of worsted oloths as wooUns.
Tbe report of tbe minority of the Ways and
Means Committee was prepared by Mr. Mo Kin
ley and Is signed by all the Republican mem
bers of tbe committee. It denounces the re
fusal of the majorltyto receive and oonslder
the views ot manufacturers an1 others affected
by tbe reductions, and charge the Democrat
io majority with favoritism toward the bouth in
that it lowers the tariff on but two articles
of bomkern production sugar and rice while
neaw reductions are maae on evervtnins-
produeed in tbe Korth and Northwest. The
Craln amendment changing the beginning of
lb. tAIUyniliUUN WlUi l.UAU WMWU W WWM. A.
and changing inauguration day from March 4
to April 80 was defeated In the House. Tbe
Bond bill was further discussed by the Senate
without reaching a vote. The Memphis Bridge
bill was passed, with an amendment requiring
tha bridae to be so constructed as to allow of
the passage of wagons and pedestrians as well
as railway wains.
Tee bond-purchase bill occupied a large
share of the time ot the Senate on the 3d Inst.
The measure was dlsoussed and amended, but
final action was deferred. Mr. Biddleberger
ealled uo his motion to eoasiist the fisheries
treaty In oten session, and It was referred to
the Committee on Foreign Kelatlons. There
.was a struggle for precedence In the House be
tween the henate direct-tax bill and the pen-
jslons-approprlatlon bill, but the former finally
won, ana toe rtouse went into committee oi tue
wnolefor its consideration. Amons the bills
passed by tbe House was the one for the re
tirement oi Aiirea icuuuiuu witu tue ramt
Bt a vote of 87 yeas to 13 nays the Senate, on
the 4th Inst, adopted Mr. Beck's amendment to
the bond-purchase bill providing for the coin
age ot silver in excess of the present monthly
limitation to take the place of national bank
notes withdrawn from circulation. Mr. Lawler's
bill to establish 100 schools to test the sclenoe
of impelling was Introduced In the Senate
by Mr. I'aliner 'ine House niiDusterea
11 day and all night over the
direct tax bill The climax of obstruction was
reached when, after a motion for a raoess bad
been made and was pendibR. Mr. Breckinridge,
of Arkansas, moved that Mr. McMlllin, of Ten
nessee, be excused from voting. In ruling upon
the point of order raised by Mr. Reed, ot Maine,
tbe Speaker ruled that the motion to exense
(from voting was in order under tbe rules of the
House. This being tbe case ine question was
raised as to what limitation could be placed
upon this form of filibustering. Mr. Urosvenor,
of Ohio, drew attention to tbe curi
ous fact that after one hundred years of ex
perience in legislation and parliamentary prac
tice the House had for the first time made the
discovery tbat It was possible to delay legisla
tion for an indefinite period. There are 825
members of the House, and witn a separate
motion to excuse each one. and a separate mo
tion to reconsider the vote lust taken, the ob
structionists may obtain 650 roll calls on any
When the Senate took up the bond-purchase
bill, on the 5th inst , Mr. McPherson withdrew
the amendment offered by him the day prev
ious. Then the substitute as amended by Mr.
Beck, providing for additional coinage, to take
the place of surrendered national bank oircu
latlon. was agreed to without discussion and
tbe Mil was read tne tntra time ana passea.
Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, addressed the Senate on
the subject of the President's Mesaage. The
House spent tne nay in niiDUSterins over tne
bill to refund tbe direct taxes, the time being
consumed In roll-calls. During the interval In
the voting Mr. Hatch Introduced a resolution,
which was referred to the Committee on Com
merce, instructing the Intr-Htate Commeroe
Commission to consider what can be done to
prevent the loss of life and limb In coupling
and uncoupling cars, ana report to tne xiouse
tbe result of their inquiries.
The bill creating a bureau of animal indus
try to facilitate the exportation of live stock
and its products and to extirpate contagious
pleuro-pneumonla. was discussed by tbe Sen
ate on the 6th inst, but no action was reached.
Tbe Senate passed bills for a publio building at
Texarkana. Ark., and to prevent obstructive de
posits in New York harbor. A resolu
tion was Introduced by Mr. Riddleber-
cer calling on the President lor copies
of letters, etc., bearing on the recent
acquisition of territory in Venezuela by Great
Hritain. Among tne one nunurea ana twenty
seven private pension bills passed by the Sen
ate inside of ninety minutes was one granting
tii a month to Dr. Mary E. Walker, at one time
Assistant Surgeon in the army. The widows
ot General Juuson Kilpatrick, the famous cav-
ahrv leader, and General Robert Anderson, tne
hero of Port Sumter, receive $100 each per
month. The House spent anotner day filibus
tering on thJ direct-tax bin.
The Bors and the Bet-Gam.
One of onr most DODtdar preachers
tells a -ricn one" on some oi tne dots
who. "wore the era v." "one of whom no
was which While quartered in North
Mississippi ther attempted to open no-
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gotiauons witu sungy iirmer lur tne
purchase of a bee-gum. lie refused to
sell the honey, whereupon the boys in
formed him in a chivalrous and sol
dierly way that thej were going to
have the bee-gum anyway, but pre
fprrfld to nav for it lie still refused
and defied them to show their heads
about the premises at night The
bnvs. bent on having the honey despite
the threats of the old "tight-fist," went
back in the night, and following the
direction of their leader, took the
heaviest gum they could find in the
yard, having to carry it "turn about"
and wade a creek before they reaohed
the distributing point, and just aa they
were huddling around in breathless
suspense, anxiously awaiting with
watery mouths their midnight repast
on tamson's favorite dish, what was
their chagrin on the one hand and sup
pressed laughter on the ether, as one
of their number "struck a light" and
they beheld before them a large gum
of ashes, which they had mistaken for
a bee-gum. - Walker County (Go.)
In an aggregate population of 100,
000,000 in ltussia, according to Dr.
BubnofT, there are only about 5,000
medical men, while no working sani
tary system can bo said to exist in the
empire. In some district the death
rate ranges from GO to bO per 1,000,
and in spite of a high birth-rate the
population of the country is increasing
only at the rate of 1 per cent That a
frightful penalty in human livea is paid
for neglect of publio health is shown
by the fact that of the total of some
2,800,000 yearly deaths something like
1,000,000 may fairly be traced to pre
ventablo cauBOs. Arkansaw Traveler.
For the nonce, needle embroidery fails
to charm. Tbe new silk-cord work out
lined with Japanese gold thread is csed on
head-rolle,slumber blankets, and sofa cush
ions, and may bo applied to the almost
endless array of fancy articles made of
plush, brocade, bolting cloth, satin and
"Wk hare decided to change the
amount of your salary," said tne junior
partner to his head clerk. "liaise it?"
lYen, raze it" "Ah I ITml Well,
that's all right as long aa you don't
take me in as a partner. Anything but
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Escanaba will probably soon have a
The freight depot at L'Anse was burn-;
d recently. Nothing was saved. It was
Nearly every wool buyer in Adrian, it
is claimed, lost money on last season's in
vestments. The subscription to the stock of the
Jackson Base-ball Association now
amounts to $3,625, representing 115 shares.
-T. S. Sandford, CO years of age, and
an old resident of Ann Arbor, was re
cently found dead in bed. Cause, heart
Two boys named Demarra and
Gravier got into a fight while crossing
uu ok. viair vu ui sun, vivmw&
through, both were drowned.
-Rev. George It Holt, who for eight
years has been pastor of the Free-will Bap
tist Church in Jackson, has dissolved his
connection with that society.
The receipts of the Kalamazoo Post-
office for the fiscal year were $11,000, an
increase over the previous year of $ 5,000 '
and making it a first-class office.
Adrian, Albion, Hillsdale, and the
Agricultural College have united in organ
izing an inter-collegiate base-ball associa
tion. Each team will play two games with
each of the other colleges in the associa
tion. Spencer Loud, of Chicago, expects to
set out twenty-five or thirty acres of celery
on his farm in Summit, known as the
Buncker farm, this season. Patrick Kai
ser, of Tecumseh, will have charge of the
The Ilurd House at Jackson has
changed hands, Townsend Brothers retir
ing. The new landlord is B. G. Phillips,
formerly proprietor of the British Ameri
can Hotel, Windsor, Ont The price paid ,
for the furniture and lease was f 9,500.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dickerson, near
Hawsonviiie, were recently visited without
notice by about eighty of their old friends
and neighbors bearing golden gifts in com
memoration'of the fact that Mr. and Mrs.
D. had reached the fiftieth year of their
All the lumber camps of the D. M. Co.
on the west branches of the Ontonagon
River have broken up. The camps on the
east branch and Baltimore are yet to work,
and as the company have bought some ad
ditional pine tracts, lumbering will be car
ried on there until the drive commences. '
At Jay Conderman's shingle mill in
Bay City, ft new Perkins machine has been
put In, as well as two new boilers, making
a total outlay of about f 1,500. Besides
the Perkins there are two Hall machines
in this mill, and it is expected that the ca
pacity the coming summer will be 100,000
shingles per day. Last season the average
was about 60,0 00 or 65,000.
The veterans of the Soldiers' Home
enjoy the pleasant spring weather, and on
fine mornings they sit out on the sunny
side of the building and take it all in. As
soon as the frost is out of the ground work
will bo commenced in the garden and on
the grounds. It is proposed to make ex
tensive improvements on the grounds the
coming year in the way of laying out walks,
planting trees, and building terraces.
As soon as the ground thaws suf
ficiently to admit investigations of Brook
lyn's oil well will be made, and it is be
lieved by men of experience that investi
gations will not prove fruitless. Should
oil be struck, then Brooklyn will boom in
good earnest. If the well should prove ft
failure, there will be a few "sadder and
wiser" men in the corporation limits of the
village, and Brooklyn will follow the same
old rut it has followed for the past forty
The maple sugar season is open, and
the saccharine sap drips, drips slowly
from the mangled maple into the sus
pended sap-bucket Those who profess
personal experience and knowledge on the
subject cfaim that health is promoted and
preserved by use of maple sugar properly
made. Certain it is that a great deal of it
is eaten during the season. No one is in
entire harmony with the spring unless he
has eaten his share of genuine maple
Wm. Gilbert, of Springport the
owner of the Baboock farm, in Lee Town
ship, on which such strong evidences of
the existence of a large vein of coal were
found while drilling a well last fall, has
declared his intention of drilling deeper
within a few weeks and finding ont to an
absolute certainty whether the coal find is
extensive enough to pay for mining it If,
after thorough investigation, Mr. Gilbert
finds that there is either coal or gas, or
both, enough to warrant the outlay, he will
form ft . stock company, with a paid-in
capital of $20,000, taking half of the
stock himself, and proceed to business.
William G. Waldby, of Adrian, has
returned home from Florida to recover
from tbe effects of trvina sdventure. Mr.
Waldby went on yachting expedition re
cently along the 'coast of the Gulf of
Mexico. During the storm tbe party were
cast on the rocks of a small, uninhabited
island about two miles from the main land.
Their boat was wrecked, and after three
days they began to give up all hope of
rescue, no boats passing near the island.
There grew some wild berries on the island
and these served to prevent starvation. Mr.
Waldby bad a bottle of quinine, and the
fifth day he decided to make a try for the
main land by swimming, first taking the
contents of the bottle to give him strength.
After being hours in the water he reached
the shore at a point several miles from any
habitation. Waldby was nearly naked
and had to walk along the flinty coast for
six miles before he saw a human being, to
whom he related his story. He was taken
in charge, and after several hours ft boat
was found to bring off tbe other man, who
bad by this time given Waldby up for dead
and resign himself to his fate.