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Reporter and farmer.
J. C. ADAMB, Publisher.
A New York dinner prepared for
twenty-five guests was enjoyed by two
at the time of the blizzard.
A brass dock 140 years old is own
ed at York, Pa. It has not stop
ped for fifty years, and it keeps good
At the great ball recently given by
President Carnot in Paris, dressmak
ers were on duty near the ballroom
doors to mend skirts that had been
torn in the crash.
In order to cure whooping cough in
Warwickshire village, Eng., they cut a
piece of hair from the nape o! the
child’s neck, chop it very fine, and
spread it on a piece of bread and give
it to a dog.
The London times epeaks of the
Prince of Wales and future king of
England as having “an unfortunate
weakness, which has led him to pat
ronize American cattle-drovers and
When the daughter of Sir Donald
Smith of the Canadian Pacific Hail
road Company, was married in Mon
treal recently, her father testified his
approval by presenting her with a
check for $2,000,000.
A funeral without a corpse occurred
in Indiana. David Hampton, of Rich
mond, was blown to atoms by a dy
namite explosion, and all that was
found of him was csmall partofoneof
bis heels on which there was a pie:e of
a sock, and a fr action of a rib.
The oldest man in Germany, and
probably <n the' world, is named
Wapniarek. He lives in the Village of
Hutta, near Gneeen, in the Province
of Poeen. He was born in 1764. He
is therefore 124 years old, and still
shows no sign of being in any hurry
to die.
John L. Sullivan once drove a street
car in Boston for the paltry sum of
$2 per day. It was while engaged in
this occupation that he was discovered
by John B. McCormick, then sporting
editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, by
whom be was introduced to the pugil
istic world.
The “advance trick” is a new thing
in Paris. A hotelkeeper is notified to
prepare apartments for Mr.—then to
receive parcels for him, and the third
feature is for boys to bring false par
cels and be paid for them on delivery,
presumably to await the arrival of
the fictitious owner.
Rider Haggard, in a note in the
March number of the Young Man,
says; “I write my books in the same
way that people do any other work—
namely, by sticking at them. Making
books, like everything else, becomes a
question of taking pains and assidu
ous, unsparing labor.”
Phil Arnrteur, the great pork m.in,
has made it a practice for several
years past to have the heads of de
jiartments of his various interests to
dine with him several times a we>k.
He finds that the dinner hour is the
beet time to “get at” his men, and it
is the most convenient way to br ng
them together.
It was announced in the Devises
paper in Wiltshire, England, that the
eclipse of the moon would be visible
from that town. Just before the ho nr
at which the shadow would strike the
face of our satellite a farmer, accom
panied by his wife and family, drove
into Devizes from his homestead. On
being ask jd why he came at ttat
hour, he said he came with “misses”
so as to be in time to see the eclipse.
Two independent little maiden ladies
who live on a farm down in Georgia
determined to build a fence about
their grounds and secured a lot of
rails for that purpose. Unknown
parties came at night, gathered up the
rails which lay near at band, built
the fence by the light of the moon,
and left the occupants of the farm in
blissful ignorance as to who had per
formed the kind act.
The birds were among the sufferers
of the New York blizzard. A grocery
boy’s basket, which was placed on the
sidewalk while the boyswung his arms
for warmth, was attacked by a flock
of ravenous sparrows. The boy aas
amused at first, but he soon became
convinced that the contents of ni»
basket were in danger, and he drove
off the sparrows and hurried away,
being followed by the flock of chatter
ing birds.
The paper doors now coming into
use are claimed to possess the advan
tage over wood of neither shrinking,
swelling, cracking, nor warping.
They are formed of two thick pajier
boards, stamped and moulded into
panels, and glazed together with glue
and potash, and then rolled thro-igh
heavy rollers. After being covered
with a waterproof coating, and then
one that is fireproof, they are paint
ed, varnished, and hung in the us t ai
Mr. Pridgins, an old preacher at
High Shoals, Ga., has decided to
preach his own funeral sermon, and
has set the day the second Sunday in
April. He has ordered his son to
make him a coflin, which he directs
must be perfectly plain and locked
with a padlock. The coffin will be
placed by his side in the church,
and there in the presence of friends
and family,who are requested to wear
mourning, be will tell of bis life and
pay suitable tributes to his own mem
Several weeks ago a y >nng lady and
her mother went to Findlay, 0., from
Michigan to visit friends. There the
young woman met a young man who
pleased her, and soon they were engaged
to be married. Her lover begged to
ac immediate marriage, the girl con
seated and a day was set, but a
friend of the girl stepped in at the last
hour and proved that the groom was
a burglar, liable to arrest at any time
and imprisonment in the penitentiary.
There was an exciting scene and the
wedding party broke up,
News from
W. 8. Sherman, clerk at the Minnesota
dairy commission, is in Washington oa
business connected with dairy interests.
He has visited the agricultural depart
ment and conferred with Prof. Riley c.i
seieutiHc matters in which he is interested.
I! Senator Blair’s educational bill
should be smothered in the house of Rep
resentatives. an effort will be made to get
some kind of a bill though as a substitute,
which will look toan encouragement of
Sunday school instructions. The details
of the bill are not yet fully mapped out,
but the main features will commend them
selves to Christians of all denominations
and phiianthrophieta of every kind.
Mr. Lind has introduosd a bill in con
gress to pay the unsettled claims of settlers
who lost their property through the In
dian depredations of 1862. These claims
were not acted upon by the commission
ere, and if the evidence and proof are suffi
cient the claims will be allowed, as the sec
retary of the interior admits the propriety
of reimbursing the |>ersone who lost their
property in that terribis outbreak.
Carl Dreier, of Chicago, in his examina
tion before the house committee on agri
culture, was asked whether pork p ckers
mixed unwashed guts with lard. The wit
ness replied that when the manufacture of
lard was done in a slip-shod fashion these
objectionable parts would slip in. He
had seen unsufficiently washed guts mixed
with lard. Mr. Funston called upon the
wi'-ness to give the names of the packers
whom he had seen doing this. The witness
declined to answer.
President Cleveland transmits to con
cress a report from Minister Pendleton at
Berlin.from which it appears that triehini
ssis prevails in certain parts of Germany,
and that a number of persons have died
from the effects of eating the meat of dis
eased hogs grown in that county. He also
transmitted a report from the consul at
Marseilles, representing that a highly con
tagious disease,similar to hog cholera,pre
vails among the swine of a large section of
France. The president recommends a
stringent law to prevent importation of
swine or pork products from Germany or
Items About People.
Gen. Charles A. Stetson, for nearly forty
year* proprietor ot the Astor house, New
York, died at Reading, Pa.. ot kidney and
heart trouble, aged seventy-seven years.
Newton J. Wilson, treasurer ol Scott
county, Tex., fortnanyyeare, died in Louis
ville. In 1883 he fled from Texas with
nearly SIOO,OOO. He was never prosecut
Reuben Butters, one of the early settlers
ot Minnesota and the founder ot Kasota,
died at his home in that place of pneu
monia. Mr. Butters was for several
years the Le Sueur county representative,
and has since occupied several important
state offices.
Ex-Lieut. Gov. William Doreheimer, the
publisher ot the New York Star, died at
Savannah, Ga. He left New York March
15 in perfect health. He caught cold on
his way South and stopped at Savannah,
where his malady developed into pneu
monia. He died after only four days' ill
Jay Gould says ho is anxious tor a legis
lative inquiry into the affairs in which he
is involved. He says: It would seem
that the time is rapidly approaching when
the legislative inquiry ot which I hare
spoken should be taken up. It would be
well lor the people of this city to have a
little light thrown upon political affairs
here. The people <J! the state would enjoy
it. and so would the whole country. It
might lie well to see how far we are con
trolled here by a single shrewd politician.
Maj. Gen. Alfred H. Terry, as already
reported, states that be wishes to be plac
ed on the retired list. He is now on sick
leave at St. Angustine, Fla., but hie time
expires April Ist, and he will be obliged
to return to duty unless an extension is
granted. He is sixty-one years old, and
therefore not eligible for retirement until
1891, and not having served thirty years
cannot apply for retirement on that
ground. Gen. Cook comes next in order
of promotion, but the friends of Gen.
Miles will make an energetic effort for his
Crimes and Criminals.
San Francisco customs officers have been
caught in an extensive coinpiracy by which
thousands ot Chinese have been allowed to
enter the country upon false certificates.
William C. Poole, lately chief deputy
United States marshal at Boston, was in
dicted by the grand jury on the charge ot
embezzlement and rendering false ac
Albert Murrish. a farmer ot Nebraska,
shot and instantly killed his wife and fa
tally wounded Wiiliain Patterson, a farm
hand. Murrish found the couple in a com
promising position. He gave himself up
to the sheriff.
Thomas B. Clark, superintendent of
telegraph construction for the Atchison,
Topeka <fc Santa Fe Railway company,
has beer arrested, charged with embez
zling the company’s funds. A shortage of
$5,000 is said to have been disclosed.
District Attorney Fellows of New York
has decided to retry Jacob Sharp for brib
ing the board of aldermen of 1884, in the
Broadway railroad franchise matter, dur
ing the April term of the court of oyer and
terminer. Sharp's counsel tiave moved
for a change of venue to another county.
The Tate impeachment trial was con
cluded at Frankfort, Kentucky. Auditor
Hewitt, in his testimony, stated that as
well as he was able to judge at the present
time the defalcation would amount to
$204,000. A verdict of guilty against the
absconding treasurer of Kentucky and his
removal from office was rendered.
Foreign News Nuggets.
The Dominion government has declined
to interfere with the prohibitory liquor
lawinlhe Northwest terr.lories beyond
giving permission for the licensing of the
brewing and sale ot malt bev. rages.
The czar has presented toCbarlesWynd
ham. the actor, a handsome ring, set
with rubies and diamonds, and to Mies
Mary Moore, a member of the Wyndham
company, a brooch with a double circle of
A diamond necklace. bracelets and a
large number of unset stones have just
lieen found in Montreal in an old safe
which was bought eight years ago of a
second-hand dealer. The safe is supposed
to have been the property of 11. Mel or, an
extensive diamond dealer, who suddenly
disappeared twelve years ago in the com
pany of a nortorious woman.
The Abyssinian war is assuming a dan
gerous shape. The Abyssinian* are already
surrounding the Italians, and it is expect
ed that they will concentrate at Dongalo
cutting oH communication by road and
telegraph. The Italian ministry has im
parted to the public no news from Mssho
wah, and the consequent anxiety is in
tense. Fifteen thousand troops are in Na
ples in readiness to embark for Abyssinia.
Premier Greenway and Attorney General
Martin left Ottawa for Winnipeg via Chi
cago and Sr. Paul. Greenway bears with
him a document by which the government
binds itself to secure the total abrogation
of the monopoly clause of the Canadian
Pacifice railway, which embraces the whole
Northwest. No conditions are attached
to this engagement, and Premier Greenway
has absolutely refused to purchase the
Emerson branch, preferring to build the
Red River Valley road.
The French minister of the interior has
obtained possession ot certain telegrams
emanating from Boulanger and written in
cipher.wbich bebas had deciphered and has
submitted to the committee of inquiry
which are investigating the Boulangist agi
tation. These dispatches, it is said, dear
ly prove that Boulanger has been intimate
ly associated with conspiracies against
the safety ot the republic. The general
himself keeps up his vehement protesta
tions of innocence and stoutly denies that
his removal from the army was due to
anything more than political work on the
part of his enemies. His notion of his
own importance is not a whit lessened by
his punishment.
It is reported on excellent authority
thatthe dominion government does not pro
pose relinguishing the disallowance policy
while wiping oujt monopoly. They will
propose to the Manitoba delegates that
they apply to the dominion parliament
for a charter to build the Red River Val
ley road, and will propose that all char
ters come through ths dominion parlia
ment. The delegatee say that such a prop
osition would never be accepted, as it is
most absurd ami would never remove the
seat of the trouble. It is believed Sir John
is keeping the Manitoba premier at Ottawa
i to use nc a lever against the Canadian
' Pacific, so powerful is that company's in
fluence with the government.
Record of Casualties.
All hopes ot the safety of the missing
pilot boats Enchantress and Phantom are
now finally abandoned.
A large quantity ot powder exploded in
Stickney s powder factory near Ashlord,
New York. At the spot where the
mills stood there is now a hole big enough
to bury a house. Two workmen were
blown to atoms* They were the only men
in or near the grorks. Ths ehsck of the
explosion was jhlt throughout Westches
tercounty. A
An Indian Wie.. about
Christmas to spend the winter with rela
tives near Black River Falls, and lately
his body was found in a swamp near Tre
mont. He bad evidently become lost and
wandered into the swamp before he was
froxen, as he was found froxen in ice above
his knees. His pony was a few feet from
him, also froxen in the ice
Miscellaneous News Notes.
The bill conferring municipal sufirage on
women, on final passage in the senate of
New York, was killed by a vote of 5 to 15.
Peter Bribers, a saloonkeeper, of EaU
Ciairs, Wis., became insane from drink and
attempted to kill bis children. He Was
The will Of the late vice President Wheel
er is being contested at Malone, N. Y. He
left $35,000 to charities and SIO,OOO to
relatives, who are the contestants.
’Hie Republicans will hold a territorial
convention at Jnmestowu May 16. and
the Democrats at Watertown May 2, to
elect delegates to their respective national
The fifth annual report of the Chicago,
Milwaukee -k St. Paul company shows the
gross earnings during 1887 were $35,366,-
123, net earnings, slo,lsß,l3t>—a do
crease of $118,708.
Mrs. Charles S. Steele has commenced
an action against th • Bt. Paul street rail
way company for fifty thousand dollars
for damages sustainwi in the cable car
accident, in which Mrs. Steele had her
nose broken and sustained other severe
An important meeting of anthracite
managers was held in Philadelphia. It
was decided unanimously to maintain the
prices for anthracite during the season of
1888-'J, beginning April 1. and to regulate
the output of coni so that the market shall
not be burdened by an over-production
this year.
In the Vnitel States circuit court nt
Detroit JudgeTfrown ordered the sale o!
the Chicago <t Canadian Southern railroad
under forecloeure unless the past interest
on the first mortgage bonds, amounting to
$3,'.»31,0«0.<>7 is paid on or before Aug.
Bof thia year. Among other conditions it
is provided that the road shall not besold
for less than *500.000. The sale will take
plaee in that city. a
The decision recently’ rendered in the
case of the Bohn Manufacturing company
vs. Jameson et al. by Judge Wilkins o! St.
Paul, is of vast importance to the work
ingmen of the state, deciding, as it does,
the mechanic's lien law of 1887 to be un
constitutional. The only question argued
was the constitutionality of the new law,
and Judge Wilkin decided to be unconstitu
tional, giving no reasons therefor.
There has been for several days an
agent at Austin. Minn., lor fancy oats,
charging sls a bushel for the seed, and
then making a contract for buying back in
the fall at the rate of $lO a
bushel. It is stated that one substantial
farmer from Freeborn county gave his se
cured note for S6OO for forty bushels and
holds a contract to sell back eighty bush
els for $lO a bushel to the agent after
harvest. .
The Manitoba is about to equip its line
between St. Paul and Minneapolis with
the Palmer torpedo railway signal, an ap
pliance which is a combination of visual
and non-visual signals for preventing acci
dents. It is a combination of semaphore and
torpedo signal. Whatever the semaphore
is set at “danger,” a torpedo is automat
ically placed in such position beside the
rail that the first wheal explodes it. It
can be manipulated either from a tower,
as an ordinary switch, or automatically.
It is probable that the appliance will also
be adopted on the Northern Pacific.
A convention to ta'e action against
trusts and monopolies was held at
Fargo, D. T. The at tendance was light, but
farmer agitators from North Dakota and
Clay county, Minn., were present. Smith
Stiunnel was made temporary chairman,
and in taking the chair said that he be
lieved the farmers should combine and
hold their wheat until the millers must
have it. He did not think the protective
tariff had anything to do with tlieiarmers’
troubles. England had free trade, and her
farmers were in a worse condition than
those of this country, and trusts originated
in England. Lyman Loring of Minnesota,
thought the tariff was the farmers’ bane,
and after further discussion Messrs. Stiin
tnel, Jamon Hales and Loring were appoint
ed a committee to correspond with the
Kansas farmers anti-trust monopoly. The
permanent organization is as follows..
Smith Stlmmel. president; E. A. Webb,
secretary; Jamss Hales, treasurer.
The Could Sensation.
The sensation which Jay Gould sprung
is still agitating New York, and the papers
are full of rumors in relation to prominent
Kreons involved. Chargee of bribery are
ing made on both sides, and hints are
thrown out that a great national s andal
is impending. The counsel for the prose
cution charged that Mr. Gould and his son
offered money to atop the proceed
ings in the Oould-Sa.ee case. and
the Goulds come back with the charge of
blackmail. George Gould, in an interview,
denied point blank the statements that he
(George Gould) had tried on several occa
sions to settle the case out of the courts.
On the contrary, be says that Andrews
went to him on three different occasions
and offered to fix the matter with
the district attorney. Before the matter
had been laid before the grand jury Mr.
Andrews asked for $500,000 to stop the
proceedings. After the presentation of the
case Mr. Andrews raised ths ante to
$600,000, but Mr. Gould, Jr., says he de
clined to consider any of these proposi
tions; finally Mr. Andrews offered to stop
the whole business for SIOO,OOO. hut no
attention was paid to him. Speaking of
the threat that the attorney general
should be called in as the next resort in
pushing the Gould-Bage trust inquiry, Mr.
Gould said blandly:
I would go further than that myself, and
would suggest legislative inquiry into this
whole matter. Then, perhaps, we would
learn whether this persecution has its be
all and end-all in the city and county ol
New York, or whether its motive power
comes from Washington and reaches to
Mr. Gould said that he went to a promi
nent politician, who holds one of the high
est offices in the state, and spoke to him
about the case. Thia gentleman sent to
one of the city officials interested in the
prosecution and asked about the case.
The latter said that it would tie a big
thing from a political standpoint to put
Mr. Gould on the rack. The prominent
officeholder, who is supposed by some to
be Mayor Hewitt, denounced this as infa
mous and declared that it must be stop
ped at once.
Rivers and Harbors.
The house committee on rivers and har
bors has completed its work, and has pre
sented to the house a bill which proposes to
approriate $12,432,783 for river and har
bor improvements. Thia is the largest bill
ever reported in any congress. The aggie
gate will, of course, attract much attention,
and will excite apprehension of a veto. The
last, river and harbor bill was vetoed by the
president largely because of the magnitude
of the appropriation, yet the total of that
bill was very much less than the footings
of the present bill. It will be claimed for
the bill that the United States is a very
large country, that its internal commerce
is rapidly increasing, and that the de
mands for internal improvements keep
pace with the development of the country;
that every item in this long bill has been
considered with the utmost care,
and that the percentage of the amount
appropriated to the amount of the esti
mates which have been made by the engi
neer officers of the government is very
small. The final allowance made by the
committee is. in fact, less than half the to
tal amounts called lor by the estimates.
The total bill is $19,438,783; the amount
of the estimates is $40,041,998. and the
engineer officers are considered to be
among the most efficient, skillfull and con
scientious officers in ths government's
service. Of the sura agreed upon,
the northwest gets the following sum.
Red river of the North, $20,000.
Mississippi River—Reservoirs «*t the
headwaters, $12,000; snag boat on up
per Mississippi river, $25,000; river from
St. Paul to Des Moines rapids, $650,000;
at Des Moines rapids, to complete, $35,-
000; dry docks at Des Moines rapids, to
complete, $16,250; river from Des Moines
rapids to mouth of Illinois river, $150,-
000; river from mouth of Illinois
river to mouth of Ohio river. $300,-
000; river from Cairo to head passes, in
cluding Red river at and below head of
Acchafalaye, $2,300,000; river above St.
Anthony Falls, $100,000; survey of Mis
sissippi river between head passes and
head waters, etc., $75,000; to remove ob
structions,etc., SIOO,OOO.
Missouri River—River from its mouth to
Sioux City, $550,000; from Sioux City to
Ft. Benton, $75,000; removing obstruc
tions, etc., $44,000; survey and examina
tion, $25,000.
A Sabbath school convention at
Mankato effected a pernament organ
ization by electing Prof. W. F. Roche
lew, of the normal school, president,
and R. D. W. Morgan of Detroit, vice
president, and Mrs. Arthur G. Lewis
of Mankato, secretary. Plans are to
be perfected to carry on a thorough
system of Sunday school institutes in
all that part of the state. The Clay
County association are to hold tbeir
next convention at Barnesville in
Jefferson Davie of Montana died on
the train at Albert Ijeeof consump
tion while on his way home from
Georgia, where he bad been in the
hope of benefiting bis health.
A Crest Gathering of Ladles In
Washington Where Many Topics
are Discussed and Considered.
Th* international council ol women was
held 11 Washington, Mrs- Elizabeth Cady
Stanton presiding.
Among the most prominent ol the I r
eign Visitors was Mrs. Alice Scat-cherd, ot
the Edinburgh National Society lor Wom
an Suffrage and the Darlington, Yorkshire
and Southport Women’s Liberal associa
tion. Mrs. Ashton Diike, n radical wom
an suffragist o! Franco was represented
by Mme. Isabelle Bogelot, director ot the
work for the women of St. Laxare for the
last six years: lull-faced and florid, and
straight French features, dark gray fluffy
hair, modestly arranged, a striking figure.
She e|ieaks no English, but her native
tongue is used with fluency and eloquence.
Finland sends an interesting delegate in
the person ot Baroness Alexandria
Gripenburg ol Helsingfors, delegate
ot the Finnish Women’s asasociation. She
is an authoress ot considerable note, hav
ing written several novels, and is also an
editor of a children's magazine.
Near her sat Madame Groth, the wits of
a Norweigan professor of philosophy, who
has come to thia country to study Ameri
can institutions. With her black hair,
dark brilliant eyes, tail and straight as an
arrow, and of commanding beauty, she
looks like a Norse goddess. She wore
a black silk dress, with yelleow satin
waist. She represents the Norwegian
Women’s Suffrage society. In the audi
ence sat one of the most interesting of the
visiting delegates, the dark-featured and
unassuming Pundita Rambai, a high caste
Hindoo woman. Her father was an edu
cated Hindoo, one of the few who looked
upon his wife as an equal. She is a convert
to Christianity.
The committee on permanent organiza
tion reported the following committee to
arrange for a national and international
council of women, chosen from the dele
gatee of the council alone:
Clara Barton, Francis Willard, Rachel
Foster, M. Louise Thomas, AdaC. Bowles,
Mrs. Barry of New Orleans, Mary F. East
man, Mrs. C. C. Hoffman of Missouri, May
Wright Sewell.
To these are to lie added the names of
the foreign delegatee. The expenses of the
council were assumed by Miss Anthony,
who used the money willed to her by Mrs.
Eddy of Providence, IL 1., to be used at
her discretion for the suffrage cause. Miss
Anthony pays the hotel expenses ot all
delegates and speakers to the council, and
also the traveling expenses ot the foreign
delegates. Th* receipts from season and
other tickets have been very great, and it
is believed that Miss Anthony will be reim
Judge Waite's Funeral.
The funeral sevlees of the late Chief
Justice Waite were simp'e and impressive.
The great hall of the house of representa
tives had been arranged to seat as many
as possible, and into that chamber came
the senate, the associate justices, the pres
ident and his cabinet, the diplomatic
corps, the judiciary and the bar of the dis
trict and t he chief officers of thego vernment;
and In all that vast assembly there was
not one who did not come to honor tie
dead. The remains were removed from
the family residence on I street to the Cap
itol at 11:30 o’clock. They were accom
panied by hie relatives, the associate
justices and their families, the officiating
clergymen, seven in number, officers of the
supreme court, representatives of different
bodies of which the decensed wiw a mem
ber and numerous friends. There were no
services at the house. The cortege then
proceeded to the capitol. The grand stair
way and the rotunda at the east front ol
the capitol bad been cleared of every one
except policemen.
Early in the morning the galleries of the
house were crowded with spectators. Over
every doorway wore drafieriee of black,
and the folds of the American flag which
hangs over the speaker's chair were taste
fully caught up with the same emblems.
In the space in front of the clerk's desk
were ranged heavy leather-covered chairs
for the accommodation of relatives
and friends of the deceased, the
president and his cabinet, the justices of
the supreme court and the funeral commit
tees of both houses of congress. The front
rows of the desks ol members were reserv
ed for senators while in the back of the
hall the space was filled with chairs forthe
accommodation of the invited friends and
members, including many ladies. At
11:50 the speaker called the house
to order. Prayer was offered by Rev.
Dr. Cuthbert. The business ol the house
was then suspended, while its officials car
ried in the bier and placed it in front of
the clerk's desk. At 11:40 the senate was
announced, and all the members remained
standing while the senators took their
places, Senatorlngallsoicupyinga chair to
theright ofSpeaker Carlisle. The regents of
the dmithaonian institution, the judges ol
the court of claims and of the supreme
court of the District of Columbia, the dis
trict commissioners, the members of the
iiplomatic corps, the officers of the United
States supreme court and of the depart
ment of justice, and many members of thn
bar of the supreme court entered unan
nounced, and were escorted to seats upon
the floor.
A few minutes before noon Mrs. Cleve
land, accompanied by Miss Bayard, enter
si the executive gallery of the house, both
ladies being dressed in black. At 11:55
the president and hie cabinet were an
nounced, and the people rose in respectful
attention as the distinguished guests were
escorted to their seats. Every mem
ber of the cabinet wns present
and with them entered Gen. Sheri
dan, who was clad in full uniform. In a
lew minutes afterward the congressional
eominitte entered, followed by theofficiat
ing Episcopal clergyman, Bishop Paret,
reading “The Lord hath given and the
Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name
of the Lord," as the casket was borne into
the chamber and placed upon the bier. The
bearers of the casket were all employes of
the supreme court and behind them attired
in the robes of office came the honorary
pall bearer, the justices of the court. The
members of the congressional committee
wore white sashes fastener! to the shoul
der with black and white rosettes. The im
pressive burial service of tbs Epis
copal church was read by Bish
op Paret, the music being ren
dered by a choir of eighteen voices to an
orgau accompaniment. As Bishop Paret
read the Apostle's creed,the vast audience
rose as of one accord, and joined in the
recitation of faith. At the conclusion of
the services, the casket was borne from
the chamber and the ceremonies in the
house wore closed. The house then, at
12:45 adjourned, and the senate repai red
to its chamber and immediately ad
Big, Bad Indiana.
Reports have reached the officials of
Sonora. Mex., that the Serie Indians, who
inhabit the Tibwren islands in the Gulf of
California, have recently crossed the
straits to the main land in Senora. They
are raiding ranches and committing other
depredations, striking terror to the peace
able Mexican settlers. While the country
thereabouts is sparsely settled there are a
sufficient number of ranches in that
section to afford them abundant oppor
tunities for Indulging in tbs destruction of
life and property. The Serls number
about three hundred, and are one of the
tallest races on the continent, nearly all
measuring six feet four inches. It is claim
ed by sonic that they are cannibals. They
are the only Indians in North Amnrioa
using poisoned arrows, and they prefer
raw, decomposed meet to meat that has
been cooked, and, in fact, live entirely
upon raw food. In stature, looks,
language and manners, they are dif
ferent from any of the Indians in America.
A few years ago a Turk visited their island,
and he claimM they spoke his tongue. In
appearance they resemble the Malayans.
They have never before been known to
leave ths island upon depredating excur
sions, and the present raid Is a complete
surprise.rThey have often been known to
cross ove in Sonora in trading expedi
tions, but they came in small parties and
manifested nodesire to commit depreda
tions. Acting Governor Carrot will send
troops to check their ad vanees.
The latest pensions issued to Northwest
ern ex-soldiers are these:
Minnesota—Original, invalid. James Me
laughlin, Minneapolis. Increase, William
8. Ingalls, Spring Valley; Charles D. Miller,
Hopkins; Samuel Smith, Money Creek;
Charles D'lta, Alliert Lea. Original widows
etc., Margaret,widow of Sylvester M. Sweet,
l.e Roy. Mexican survivor, Howard Shad
inger. Glencoe.
Dakota—Original, widows, etc., minor of
Daniel B. Ross, Frederick (ended Feb. 7,
1878, one in Kansas, two in Illinois, one
in Dakota).
Wisconsin—Original, invalid, Sylvester
Pease,Wilcox; James Hefferon.Omro; John
Miles.Hoaz: Gregory Schneider.alias Frank
Blement, Wilton; Valentine Rath, Shey
boygan; William W. Davis. Platteville;
John Melody, Morrison; Anton Huber,
National Military Home; Christopher Al
bertson, Darlington. Restoration and
reissue, Wales E’errington, Jr.,Ft. Howard.
Increase. William H. Chase. Need ah;
Charles Pfotenhonr, Green Bay; William
Helmhols, Salona. Reissue and increase,
George B. McMillan, Pine River. Reissue,
George B. Hazsn. Madison. Original wid
ows, etc., Nancy M„ widow of Phillip
Davenport, Soldiers Grove; Susan M.,
widow of John Potter. Jr., Menasha.
Mexican survivors. James Law, Madison;
lames Phelan, Fond du Lac.
The House passed the Senate bill in
creasing the pension of the widow of Gen.
Francis P. Blair.
An old gentleman about 96 years
old died in the Yankton poor-house.
He was crazy and did not know his
own name, and no one seemed to be
Informed as to who he was Or where
he came from.
The roller mills company of Man
dan is offering a prize of SIOO for the
best 100 bushels of wheat of the nop
of 1888, to be delivered at theireleva
tor next fall or winter.
Truman Thayer Post G. A. R. have
completed their new hall at Water
The county jail at Sioux Falls will
be fenced in by a twelve-foot high
tight board fence.
The Scandinavians of Sioux Falls
propose to celebrate May 17, the Nor,
wegian Fourth of July, in bang-up
The free delivery system has proved
such a success in Eargo that an addi
tional carrier is to be put on April 1.
The Salem saloons will all close and
the keepers thereof announce their in
tention of helping to enfore the law.
A stock company will build a new
opera-house at Dell Rapids.
There are in use in the Black Hills
circuit 240 telephone instruments.
Don C- Needham plucked a dry and
withered peach blossom from off a
peach tree nine miles south of Mitch
ell a few weeks ago. He is very proud
of the rarity and has had several
photographs taken of it to send to
eastern friends.
E. W. Wickensham, a wealthy
speculator of Fargo, at the instance
of one Alexander Miller, was arrested,
charged with malicious prosecution.
Two years ago Miller and Wicken
sham quarrelled over a yearly settle
ment and Wickensham sued Miller for
selling mortgaged property. He was
acquitted. Hence the suit for mali
cious prosecution.
Rich gold placers have been struck
in Marshall's pass and a stampede of
prospectors from Deadwood is threat
A Fargo authority is responsible
for the statement that the Northern
Pacific Elevator company pays the
largest dividends of any stock com
pany in .Dakota. G. S. Barnes owns
$150,000 of stock in this company,
and his dividends last year amounted
to $60,000. A farmers’ elevator trust
would save some oi these margins.
Pierre was honored by the presence
of White Buffalo, son of Sitting Bull,
and a number of other prominent
chiefs of the Sioux nation. Their sur
prise was great when informed that
the Sioux reservation bill had passed
the house. They said the Indians
would gladly ratify the treaty, and
wanted to live like white men, have
homes and educate their children.
Rudolph Uhlman, a homesteader of
New Salem, after seeding his place in
1887, went to Montana. Having
earned considerable he started home
in company with a stranger and as
he never reached New Salem and no
news of his whereabouts has been re
ceived foul play is suspected. His
homestead entry is now being con
tested for abandonment.
The Southeastern Dakota farmers’
institute convened at Gary, at which
H. L. Lanks, president of the Dakota
Farmers’ alliance, addressed a large
assemblage of farmers and others. Ho
urged upon farmers the necessity of
building elevators and handling their
own grain. He was followed by Capt.
A. Harkins, who spoke on farming in
At a people’s mass meeting at Bis
marck the following nominations were
made unanimously: Mayor, Dr. Willi
iam A. Bently;treasurer,W. M. Tushy
City clerk,Edward H. Barrett; justice,
Joseph Hare. Of these, Bently, Bar
rett and Hare are present incumbents
o 1 the offices named.
The board of trustees of the insane
hospital met at Yankton and opened
the bids for the building of two wings
for the building. All the time was
consumed in opened the bids, and
nothing toward awarding the con
tracts was accomplished.
Right Rev. Bishop Marty, bishop of
the Catholic church of South Dakota
has been requested by prominent
Dakotans to lend his influence in se
curing the signatures of the Sioux In
dians to the bill opening the reserva
tion. He has granted the request,
thinking that an influx of white peo
ple will have a good effect upon his
Mr. Kilgor, from the congressional
committee on territories, reported the
omnibus bill for the appointment of ad
ditional judges in the territories. The
bill provides two judges for Dakota,
and reads that no justice shall sit upon
the supreme bench in any case over
which he has presided while holding
his district court. This, the commit
tee says in its report, will do away
with a great cause of complaint now
existing in the territories. It pro
vides that no less than three justices
shall hold a supreme court session.
A special meeting of the Fargo
board of trade consider the local
freight question. There was quite a
number of business men besides
board members present. It was urged
that a bureau be appointed to man
age the freight shipments, and all
merchants should agree to ship ac
cording to the instruction of the bu
reau. Others urged that a committee
be appointed to present the question
of local shipments out of Fargo to
the various companies before sum
mary action should be taken. This
was agreed to, and Chairman Ra
worth asked for time to appoint the
A tall, fine-looking man, with neat
ly trimmed whiskers and moustache,
dark hair and glaring eyes, was found
wandering in the streets of Chicago
without any hat, muttering to him
self. To all appearances he was insane,
and was taken in by a patrolman.
Dr. H. D. Valin of Fargo, Dak., but
formerly of Chicago, was the name he
gave. His wife and two children, he
said, are visiting in Milwaukee. It is
supposed he was intending to join
them when he became demented.
An express messenger between Huron
and Pierre exhibited a bottle full o'
grasshoppers to the people of Huron
which he had captured on the bluffs
overlooking the Missouri.
Some weeks ago the internal revenue
officers closed the pop bottling works
of Mr. Plock in Huron because he had
something in it that looked like a
worm. Later they offered a release if
he would pay SSOO, which he refused.
Plock will sue the officers for closing
him up, after he had written authors
ty from an officer to do as h» did.
The opening of the great Sioux res
ervation will have a tendency to hur
ry up immigration to Dakota, but
this will likely lead to disappoint ment
on the part of landseekers. It will be
well for those who intend to take up
homesteads on the reservation to re
member that the land is not yet sur
veyed, nor is it likely to be until after
the commissioners, who are yet to be
appointed, have completed their work
of getting the consent of the Indian to
the proposed cession of lands. Set
tlers may be allowed to squat on the
land, but this will be unsatisfactory
and may lead to endless dispute and
much trouble.
How Aunt Ellon Was Punished lor
Neglecting a Promise.
Daisy Gordon was fond of procras
tination, and her Aunt Ellen, in order
to cure her of it, told her how she her'
self had received a bitter lesson with
regard to the same bad habit in her
girlhood. She said:
“I was eighteen then, Daisy, as hap
py and careless as you are to-day, as
apt to procrastinate or to find pleas
ure more attractive than duty. But
during that year there came to Easton
a new elegy man—Ray Halford—a sec
ond cousin of my mother's, who nat
urally visited frequently and upon the
most cordial terms at our house.
•‘He was a young man, twenty-six
or seven, and very handsome; a thor
ough Christian gentleman, whose heart
was in his work. Little by little, by
gentle counsel and mild exhortations,
he roused me from girlish frivolties to
take a more active interst in the du
dies of life, the duties that I, the
daughter of a man of wealth, with am
ple means and leisure at my disposal,
owed to the poor around me, and to
the neighbors on all sides.
After trying various self-imposed
plans for doing some good in the
world, I finally concentrated my ener
gies upon the hospital, and became
quite skilled in the preparation Of
strengthening broths and appetizing
custards, jellies and other dainties.
••I thought, dear, that my heart was
in my work, not realizing how much
of my devotion was caused by the de
sire to win my cousin Ray Halford’s
smile ot approbation, or word of gen
tle encouragement. Prasie he seldom
gave, regarding all self-denial as a
positive duty.
"One of my favorite contributions
to the hospital was a basket of choice
fruit, for at that time we had the only
hot house, as well as the largest or
chard, in Easton, and I was allowed
perfect freedom in selecting and pluck
ing what I wanted for my favorite
•'For I made that mistake from the
first, Daisy. I had favorites who had
the choice of my contribution s, while
I forgot that suffering gave to each
and all an equal right.
“One of those who did not hold a
special place in my favor was Mari
anne Doyle, who had been injured in
the machinery of one ot the factories,
and lay in a crowded ward, growing
slowly but surely worse every day.
Her injuries had disfigured her shock
ingly, and I, in my heartless love of
beauty, avoided the sight of her lace
as something loathsome, and was in
the habit of hurrying past Marianne’s
cot, though I often saw her sad, pa
tient eyes follow my basket longingly.
“One day, early in the fall, I was
carrying the first ripe grapes from the
hot-house to the hospital, when I met
Ray Halford, who turned to join me.
'“I was going this afternoon,’he
said, pleasantly, ‘but I can as well go
"He admired my grapes, arranged
in a shallow basket upon fresh green
leaves, but would not be persuaded to
touch one.
'"They will refresh so many fevered
lips,’ he said, ‘that I should hate to
take even one, but 1 will call to-mor
row, if nothing prevents, and gather
some for myself.’
“I think he knew I was glad to hear
this,for we were something more than
friends at that time, although there
had been no spoken word of love
between us.
“At the hospital my basket was
soon emptied, and I lingered by the
cots, reading to one, chatting with
another, jotting down wants to be
supplied; busy and happy, though full
of sympathy, when Ray, who had
graver and more painful duties to
perform, joined me.
"‘I am soiry your grapes are all
gone,' said he, as he glanced at my
empty basket. ‘I wanted one bunch
for a patient whose needs will be very
few in this life she is fast leaving.’
“ ‘Who is it?’ I asked.
“ ‘Marianne Doyle, the most patient
of sufferers; whose lips make no com
plaint over the greatest agony.’
“I was ashamed to linger as he
moved toward the bed evidently. ex
pecting me to follow him. The poorgirl
looked surprised to see me voluntarily
coming toward her; but I spoke gen
tly. _
“ ‘I am sorry that my grapes are all
gone,’ 1 said; ‘but I can bring you
some, if you would like them this aft
“Her poor, patient eyes brightened
with feverish longing.
" ‘You are so kind,’ she said, 'I
should like some so much.’
“ ‘You shall have them this after
noon,’ I said, and after a few more
words I left her.
“Ray walked home with me, and
never had he been so gentle and ten
der, never had 1 seen the love of his
heart in his eyes so clearly as I saw it
that duy, for the last time. We part
ed at the door, and I had just time to
lay aside my hat, when I was sum
moned to dinner.
“It was an oppressively waun day,
and I had been twice over the half
mile lying between the hospital and
my home. So after dinner I took a
nap, waking refreshed and cool, more
ready for a fresh dress and some trifle
of sewing than a second long hot walk
to the hospital.
“I dressed slowly, debating the
point with myself, for my prom
ise weighed upon my conscience,
though I tried to think
of it lightly. I wai tired, I argued
with myself, and the grapes would do
just as well the next day; so I spent
my afternoon in embroidering a
dress, and the evening in receiving
some callers.
“My broken promise troubled me
but little, yet in the morning I did re
solve to make amends to Marianne
“I took a small basket into the gar
den, and made a beautiful border of
leaves and late flowers, filling the cen
ter with both purple and white grapes,
with one large, yellow pear m the mid
dle. It was very tasteful and tempt
ing, and I was well pleased with my
work as it stood upon my bureau,
while I dressed for my long, hot walk
over the dusty roads. I could have
had the carriage at any time, but I
liked to fancy my offerings were more
acceptable charities if they involved
some personal sacrifice and inconven
“It was quite late in the forenoon
when I took up my dainty basket
and started upon my walk. As it was
not my regular visiting day, I had on
ly Marianne Doyle’s grapes to carry.
I walked along very leisurely, think
ing far more of my unfinished em
broidery than of the suffering girl I
was going to visit. In the vestibule of
the hospital I met the matron, who
detained me to ask for some old linen
for two new cases in the accident
ward, and then hurried on to prepare
the operating room for the doctors.
“I went to the long ward with my
basket, and at the door I met Ray
Halford. There was no smile upon
his lips as he saw me; no pleasure in
his eyes as he glanced at my basket.
Never had I seen his face so stern; nev
er had I heard his voice so cold as he
“You are too late. Marianne Doyle
died half an hour ago. She expected
you yesterday.’
“I think then that he pitied me, for
I grew dizzy and faint with thesudden
shock, and would have fallen but for
his arm. He led, or, rather, half car
ried me to the waitmg-room, and fan
ned me until I felt mv strength com
ing back.
*’ ‘I had no idea she was so ill,’ I
" ‘No; I understand she was notone
of your favorites,’ he answered, witk
a stern emphasis upon the last word:
‘but she was a gentle; sweet girl, puri
fied by suffering, and has gone, I nope
and believe, to a happier world than
this hard one has been to her.’
"He left me then, to attend to mon
pressing duty than my comfort, and 1
went home saddened and crushed,
knowing I bad lost the re
spect of the man I loved,
and who had loved me. It was part
of my punishment the next time I vis
ited the hospital to hear from the ma
tron how the dying girl had watched
for me,the grapes seeming like life-giv
ing refreshment to her fevered longing.
And even when it was dark and the
gates closed for the night, she made
the matron promise to give orders for
mv admission, saying:
" ‘She has been detained, but she
will be sure to come because she prom
"But my worst punishment lay in
Ray’s utter withdrawal of all confi
dence. He was always gentle and kind
but never loving again. He left us be
fore another spring for the West,
where he died some ten years later.
When he knew I hat his hold upon lite
was loosening fast, he wrote to me
a tender loving letter, begging I would
forgive him if be judged me too harsh
‘“J left Easton,’ he wrote, ‘because
it was torture to me to be near you,
and not to tell you how 1 loved you.
For, I did love you, my darling, and
I love you still, only I dared not ask
you to share my sacred duties after
you had broken a promise to a dying
woman. I might have been too harsh,
and ask you to forgive me now, but I
was afraid to trust the many cares of
a conscientious minister’s wife, into
careless or thoughtless keeping.’
“And so, Daisy, through bitter re
morse, through years of loneliness
and unavailing regret, I have had
stamped upon my heart for life the
proverb: ‘Never put off till to-mor
row what you can do to-day.’ ”
"And I,” said Daisy quickly, "will
learn from your experience and your
lips, and hold it precious in my mem
ory, too.”
Life at West Point.
“It is impossible to judge of a person’s
military ability by his standing at
West Point,’’ said an old cadet recent
ly. “If a young fellow is a trifle care
less and forgets to invert his wash
bowl a few dozen times a year, and
goes to parade with a spot on his
trousers, or with his boots unblacked
he may pile up demerits that will give
him a poor place in his class, though
he may have a good standing in his
studies. The boys who avoid arty
kind of fun that may lead to black
marks are far from favorites at West
“One cadet, who spent the last two
months of his cadet life in light prison
was found at graduation to have more
than one hundred demerits for the
preceding six months. He passed his
examination in studies, but his defi
ciencies in discipline caused his dis
charge. Had it not been for them he
would have stood second in a class of
sixty. He managed toget an appoint
ment in the army from civil hfe, and
is now a lieutenant of infantry.
“The opportunities for being report
ed for breaches of discipline at West
Point are very numerous. There are
a dozen chances during the day for
him to get a bad mark for being late.
At the inspection of quarters the ca
det gets demerits if he is found in his
room coatless, if the floor is dirty, if
his overcoat hangs on the second nail
in the alcove, or if the shell jacket has
changed places with the night shirt.
The wash bowl must be bottom up, the
soap dish clean, the water pad full,
and towels immaculate.
“My room-mateand I once smuggled
into the barracks a basket of fruit
which a friend had sent to us. We
placed the basket upon a board wedged
tar up the chimney, where it was
to remain until we had a chance to in
vite a few friends to the feast. My
chum was at the section-room and I
working at my mathematics, when a
little flaxen-haired lieutenant of caval
ry came in and I stood at attention
during his insjiection. He found noth
ing out of the way and started to
leave, when suddenly he stopped,
sniffed a little, and said;
“There is fruit in this room, is there
“’’l decline to answer sir,’ said I.
My refusal to criminate myself, a
right that I was at perfect liberty to
exercise, made him angry. He turned
everything in the room upsidedown,
until his attention was directed to
the chimney where the fruit was found.
He ordered it turned into the guard
house, and the next day, being called
to the commandant’s office on busi
ness. 1 saw the last of the fruit disap
pearing down the throat of the officer
tn charge.’’—New York Sun.
A Murderous Empress.
Philadelphia Times: The perform
ing elephant Empress, who killed Rob
ert A. White, one of the watchmen at
the winter quarters of the Forepaugh
circus has been exonerated by
both her owner and trainer and she
will not be shot. Harry Cooley, her
trainer, was by her side constantly
as he had been since the ac
cident. Some one told him in the
morning that the animal was to be
killed, and he declared that if she was
killed he would die with her, and, as if
afraid his pet would be harmed if he
left her side, he did not leave her for
a moment. He had been awake all
night, coaxing the Empress into a
good temper. In this he was only
partly successful. She still haa a sav
age glare in her eyes, and with the
blood-stains of her last victim yet on
her short tusk she looked like one who
was conscious of a past murder and
was willing to commit another.
“The Empress has two other men
marked, and she’ll get ’em, too, in
time,” remarked one of the attaches
of the circus, and he had hardly fin
ished the sentence when the brute
made a savage lun£e at a laborer
called "Dutchy,” who went too near
in a thoughtless moment.
“Ixiok out for her"’ cried an em
ploye, and the dozen people who were
watching her, including two police of
ficers, made a break for safety. A
word ot command from Cooley stopped
the mad brute, and lowering her trunk
she stepped back into her place.
“She is perfectly harmless,” said her
trainer, “unless some one whom she
has a spite against goes too near her.
She don’t like Dutchy, and has twice
tried to get even with him. She would
not have killed White if she had not
been mad at him. He knew she was
after him, and I had often warned
him to keep away from her. ’Twas
his own fault that he was killed.”
John Lundy, an old man, was fixing
the large saddle which belongs to Em
press. The moment he touched the
saddle the animal showed signs of
anger, and the old man nervously hur
ried through his work. One of his
hands is almost useless from an injury
he received from the elephant several
weeks ago. He says he knows the
animal is awaiting an opportunity to
kill him. A short time ago Cooley,
her trainer, went into Empress’ stall.
It was dark and he thinks the ele
phant did not recognize him. She
struck him with her trunk, but, luckily
for him, he was not close enough to
be badly hurt. He got out of her way
before the attack could be repeated.
The circus people say that the Em
press is all right when she is herself,
but that she has spells, and when
these are on her she would kill any
Chairman Mills is very much better and
his friends now consider him out of dan
ger. Since he has begun to improve they
are willing to concede the fact that he haa
been critically ill. and for a time it was
feared that his great labor in the prepara
tion of the tariff bill would prove too
much for hie rugged constitution.
The fire upon the hearth is low,
And t- *r* iaatillneaa everywhere—
Like troubled spirits, here and there
The firelight ehadowe fluttering go.
And aa the shadows round me creep,
A childish treble breaka the gloom,
And softly from a further room
Cornea: “Now I lay me down to aleep.
And, somehow, with that little pray'r
And that sweet treble in my ears.
My thought goes back to distant years
And lingers with a dear one there;
And as I hear the child's amen.
My mother's faith comes back to me—
Crouched at her aide I seem to be,
And mother holds my hands again.
Oh. for an hour in that dear place—
Oh. for the peace of that dear time—
Oh. for that childish trust sublime—
Oh, for the glimpse of mother a face!
Yet. as the shadows roi.;.J me creep,
I do not seem to lie alone —
Sweet magic of that treble tone
And “Now I lay me down to sleep!'’
—Evo enk Field.
"She makes a perfect picture, out
there in that tropical sunshine,” said
Mr. Villars. “Look at her, with that
scarlet ribbon at her neck, and those
coils of hair waving blue-black in the
intense light! It is like a dream o)
“Yes,” said Mrs. Leeds, “she is very
pretty, but that don’t signify so much.
She’s a good, smart girl, and don’t
loose any time looking at herself in
the glass, like some I’ve had.”
"Where did you pick her up?” asked
the young clergyman, carelessly draw
ing the newspaper from his pocket as
he sat down on the carpet of pine
needles under the big ever-green tree.
“Didn’t pick her up anywhere,” said
Mrs. Leeds tartly (for this was a part
of the transaction that had never been
quite satisfactory to her business like
soul). “She came along.”
“Came along?” (with a slight accent
of surprise).
“Yes—lookingfor work.”
Mr. Villars lifted his eyebrows.
“Then how do you know who she is?”
he asked.
“I don’t know!’’retorted Mrs. Ijeeds.
unconsciously betraying her weak
point by this irritability of manner
“but I know what she is, and that’s
more to the purpose. She’s the best
washer that ever crossed my thresh
old; as docile as a kitten, and as smart
as a cricket; does twice the work o!
anyone else that I ever had; and il
she’s ever tired, she don’t say so.”
Mrs. Leeds bustled off to interview
Farmer Parks for more Alderney
cream for the summer boarders, now
the house was beginning to fill up.
Mr. Villars improvised a pillow out
of his coat, folding it cylinderwise and
placed under his head, and closed his
eyes in a sort of summer dream among
the pine boughs and butterflies.
And Eliza spreading out blacklier
ries to dry on the board platform t hat
had been erected along the garden
fence, began to sing softly to herself.
She was very silent ordinarily, but
somehow it seemed as if the sunshine
had thawed out her very heart to-day.
Mr. Villars had been right. There
was something of the atmosphere ol
Italy about Eliza—her eyes were so
deep and dark, her hair soglossily
black, her cheek stained with such a
rich olive.
Moreover, she did not move like the
girls of rock-bound New England.
There was a subtle, gliding motion—
a languor of gracefulness in her gait
—which was foreign to all her sur
The girls of the vicinage did not fra
ternize with Eliza when, at rare inter
vals, she accompanied Mrs. Leeds to
church, sewing circle or village gather
ing for in Stapleville theemployer and
employe occupied one all-comprehen
sive social platform.
They said she was “odd;” they look
ed at her askance; and Eliza always
very quiet in her ways made no effort
to insinuate herself into their good
Why should she? What did it sig
nify, one way or the other, whether
Deborah Smart, and Keziah Hayes,
and Abby .lane Clark liked her or not,
as long as Mrs. Leeds was pleased with
But the villagegirls made one error
in their calculat ions. They had not
intended, as the time crept on, to
emphasize their antipathy to Mrs.
Ijeeds’ Eliza so strongly as to awake
a partisan feeling in Mr. Villars’ breast;
but they did so, unconsciously to
“Why do they neglect that girl so?”
the young clergyman asked himself.
“Can they not see how infinitely su
perior she is to them? It’s a shame!”
And so Abby Jane Clark, and Deb
orah Smart, and Keziah Hayes seal
ed their own doom, so far as Mr. Vil
lars was concerned.
There was not one of them but
would have been delighted to win a
smile, a glance, a pleasant word from
the young man who was summering at
the Leeds farm house.
But, alas! like the priest and the
Levite, he passed by on theotherside;
and when the village girls, in their
afternoon muslins and ribbons, sat at
their windows and wondered why “he
came not,” he was, in nine cases out
of ten, helping Eliza to gather peaches
for tea; standing beside the brook,
wnue sne spreao out towels ano
pocket ha ndkereh iefs t o bleach, or even
explaining to her the difference be
tween the notes of the thrush and the
woodlark, the speckled eggs of the
robin and the pearl gray treasure of
the whip-poor-will.
“He seems to be taking a notion to
her,” said Mrs. Leeds to herself, as
she eyed the pair shrewdly from her
milkroom window. “Well, why
shouldn’t he? It’struehe’s a minister,
and my own nephew; but in my mind
Eliza is good enough for any man.
My sakes! won’t Abby Jane Clark be
mad? If ever a girl wanted to be a par
son s wile, Aooy aane aoes:
Thus things were progressing, when
one day a smart young tradesman
from an adjoining town ce.me to board
out his fortnight’s vacation at Dea
con Clark’s.
The Clarks were a well-to-do family;
but the deacon was a little close in his
financial administration, and Mis.
Clark and Abby Jane were not averse
to earning a new dress now and then
out of the rent of their bigspare-room.
And Mr. Trudkins brought a letter of
recommendation from a friend in
Packerton, and hedressedinthelatest
fashion, and had a big black mustache
that overshadowed his upper lip like
a pent-house. 1
“Oh, ma, how very genteel he is!”
said Abby Jane, all in a flutter of ad
"A very nice young man, indeed,”
responded the deacon’s wife.
And the very next week Abby Jane
came down to the Ijeeds’ farm house.
“Have you heard this news about
your Eliza?” she asked of the farmer’s
wife in a mysterious whisper.
“Eh?” said Mrs. Leeds.
“She’s nothing but a play actress!”
said Abbey Jane, nodding her head
until the stuffed blue bird on her hat
quivered as if it were alive. “Mr Al
phonso Trudkins saw her himself in
the Great New York Combination
troupe. Bhe was acting a woman
who was married to a Cuban, and lost
her pockethandkerchief, and was af
terwa rd choked with the pillows off
the best lied. Desdemonia her name
was, I think.”
5V ell, and suppose she was?” said
Mrs. Leeds, who was too good a Gen
era! to let the enemy see what havoc
had been carried into her camp.
“What then?”
echoed Abb y Jan**.
Well, I do declare, Mrs. Leeds, I am
"I don’t believe a word of it!” said
Mrs. Leeds, defiantly.
“But Mr. Trudkios saw her with hi*
own eyes'" e led Abbey Jane. ;
scarlet with indignation. He
her the minute he looked at herjMfe J
te-day in . min h. E ,/a> •-t h EliesnjM|fe|
her name was. he -ays. in the adtiMtaM
tisements and she danced
with a yellow scarf ami a lot of
betw.en • !.•• pie. making herself
to be n Spanish mandoline
It s enough to imike one's hair Stajß'?'.
on end to hear Mr. Trudkins
about it.”
“It don't do to believe all
hears,“ said Mrs Neds losing
count of •he ( s-js shf was
to a ( bins bow', in her const
\n . Si a pie-, does bear ; ( , r
■Well, you cm ask her yourself,
see if she dares deny it!" said Aj3BKp
Jane, exultantly. ' Here she
now. Ask her -only ask her!’’
And Eliza came into the
with the spice-box in her hand.
Villar-followed do- I..bind,
himself with a straw hat.
‘1 have come from the men in
hay field. " said lie. "They want
other jug of cool ginger and
with plenty of molasses stirred
Aunt Leeds. Good morning,
Clark' 1 hope the deacon is
this morning?"
Abby Jam; turned pink, and
her most seductive smile.
‘•Oh. quite so.'' she simpered.
only came on—"
“Is it true. Eliza?” Mrs.
asked, sharply. Have you been ‘
reiving me? -Are yon a ’
all this time?"
Eliza's large ey< - r urned slowly
to one, then to another of the
group. She did not blush—it was
her way -but tie- <<..<>! ebbed
away from ■ . <m pale . heek. fllgg
“I have been deceiving
said she. “I am not an aetresn
I have been one. But I did not
the life, ami so I left it. If any
had asked me, I should have
them about it long ago.” MU
Mr. Villars came forward and
at the girl's side, as he saw his
shi ink away.
‘ Wi ll,” he said “even taking it
for granted, where is the harm?”
"( harles' Charles!." <-ri< <1 Mrs. Leed^Bfc ;
putting up her hands with a
ture of warning. "Remember
Alice!” BE-C
“It is because I remember her
-,speak thus." said Mr. Villars,
II had an elder sister once. '
turning to Ab y Jane I 'la rk. “who e
away from home and became an aaßfc-'
tress. She ha-i ' abuts far above
average but my parents were
fashioned people, an 1 • heir ideas ragMpf
in narrow grooves. They
of the stage, so Alice left us.
she is dead or living we know not,
wherever she is, 1 am sure that -
can not but be good and true and
pure.” E-
Abby Jane's eyes f,.|] under his eaigHLt
glance. She was a little sorry
she had chosen to come hither anißjW' ;
bear the news herself.
Somehow, Mr. Villars had taken it Jy
in a different spirit from what shehad
anticipated. And Eliza's soft,
gutdly-modulated voice broke on
constrained silence like drops of silver
dew. S >
"I have been an actress, andper-B?'’
haps I should still ha we been on the
stage," she said, “had it not been
circumstances. My father dealt in BIH
stage properties, and I was brought
up to the business, but still I never
liked it. But one can not easily itep
out of the path where one's feet
been p! n • -p--. if <-i.cis a worn- BN
an. Be
"However, the turning jioint came
at last. Our leading lady fell sick of
a contagious fever. in a lonely viilageß
where we had stopped to play one®*--
night. The manager packed up ’
thing in a panic, and bad us all to beß
ready to go. I told him I could not
leave Mrs. Montague alone. He said w 1
that if I left the company thus, I B '
should never return to it.” B
"Well, what could I do? The stage
was my living, it is true, but our lead-'®" *
ing lady had no friends. It
have been inhuman to desert her,
stayed behind and took care ofher.®"-
She died, poor thing, audit
ed up all my earnings to bury hetß
■ And then I tried here and thereto®/',
earn my living as best I i ould. I
not always successful. More than Bp.
once I nave bet n Hungry ana
less; but heaven be prai.-ed I have 01-®/ ’
ways found friends before the
came to the worst. Now. you
all." siie concluded quietly, ieaninfßL/
up against the door where the swing-
ing scarlet beans made a
background for her face. Nr
Mr. Villars l ad advanced a stepatJß?'''
two toward Eliza as sue spoke;
gaze had grown intent.
■ This—this leading lady of whoaßH
you mention." said he. with an effort. IB
"I»o you remember h-r name?” Het
real name I mean?” JE®
“They called her Katharine Mon- W"’
tague on the bills." said Eliza.
she bed any other name, she nevwjM?
told me what it was. 1 say if. liecMMUKp
—because— Oh. Mr. Villars. I never ME’'
quite nnd< r--ood it 1,-fore. but tlieteJß
is a look in your eyes that
me of her! 1 have been startled
the familmr expre-'ioii many a tiroe.Mg'
but I never could convince mysHl Jgp
where the link associat i<>n
And— and I still keep a little
graph of !.> r t: at I found in her Bible MB
after she was dead. I kept them
both. Wait, and I will liring them
Mr. A'illars gazed at the picture
•silence. Mrs. T, v e<is ufterid a
cry of recognition. jig
"Heaven be good to us” she
it is our Alice, sure enough."
For the leading lady in Mr.
Applegate’s Great CombinatioMjK
Troujie. the poor soul who had
and been buried away from all herßg
friends, had been Alice Villars.
The sequel of this little life idyl
simple enough. Any one may
Charles Villars married Eliza. Andflß
even the mo-" fastidious "sisters”
her husband - flock can nt ter no
of reproach against the
wile opgi. .-i;,- make- r,o -ccret
t iie ■' let - hat she was o-,u e an
And poor Abby Jane Clark is
ing t he bit ter iiu-k-
Foreven Mr Trndkins has gone
to Back, r.oii w• 1 ;• ■'.bluing
“There's no dvp.-ndvnee to Be putWS
upon men," says Abby Jane
solately. flj
Phosphorescent Salvation,
The author of “Living Lights:
Popular Account >■: I
Animals ami Vegetables," appears
be suffering under a
mama. He leads off with the
extravagant statem- • Among th«B|g
revelations of mod - science
have a more absoi l interest
those relating to tn ...amination
the deep sea.’’ He is. moreover, aSE
genuim* enthusias', and. ake all
sees the salvation of his race in
own hobby, for he gives it as
opinion p. 41; that “the discovery
the street o: phosphorus.-.mee, and
practi< al application to the wants
mankind, would result in revoliwMß
Lionizing present systems; a
inexpensive, inextinguishable ligbJM|g
being the perfection of possibilities
this direction.” |JH
Ozone as a Germicide. joB
In some exjiei iments with ozone
a curative agent, an English lady, •‘OMIS
far advanced m consumption
her ease speared hopeless, has
treated with inhalations of this gasMga
with results described as
After a month’s treatment, the afßMig
petite was regained, the sleep ealaM||
ami refreshing, and there was a
good prospec t of recovery. The ozotHß|j|
was prepared by parsing a stream
oxygen through the current of an
duct ion coil, and was ad
with atmospheric air in the
tion of 1 in 5. The experimenter
reached the rom-lii-ion that t he ozorte«|S
treatment is specially applicable
all germ diseases. MS
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