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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29. 1887.
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There seems to be a probability that Jake
Sharp, like Boss Tweed, will die in jail.
The man who consoles himself with the
reflection that in two months more the
backbone of summer will be broken is a
It is announced that the “typical Ameri
can novel” is in press and that its author is
a young lady of the South. Everybody
will be anxious to know her name.
Henry George likens Pope Leo and Cardi
nal Simeoni to an organ grinder and his
monkey. Such talk is not likely to help the
cause of Dr. McGlynn, George’s friend.
The country wonders why the Chicago
beodlers should be punished more promptly
than the Chicago Anarchists. Does Chicago
value money more highly than human life?
Salvation Army converts have been bap
tized in Columbus, Macon, and Atlanta, and
preparations are being made for a similar
ceremony in Augusta. Col. Light is the
•hief illuminator upon such occasions.
If it be true that when people travel it is
evidence that they have money then a large
number of Georgians are well provided with
funds. It is stated that more Georgians are
traveling in this country and abroad than
As an illustration of the transitory nature
of fame, a New York paper notes that a
college graduate alluded in his commence
ment oration to “Gen. Boulanger, whoso
capture by the Germans almost caused war
some time ago.”
Some of the Georgia papers are charging
the managtment of the State fair with in
competency. It certainly appears to be
difficult to obtain any reliable information
about the management’s plans. Perhaps a
little new blood is needed.
At the meeting of the McGlynn-George
Anti-Poverty Society in New York on Sun
day night Henry George said: “We cannot
too carefully keep out the Chinese from this
country.” So it seems that there is at least
one class of human beings for whom George
does not weep sympathetic tears.
Since the arrest of E. L. Harper, the
Cincinnati banker, all sorts of charges have
been made against him. All his friends
have deserted him. The only being who
seems to care anything for him is his wife.
It is hardly probable that Harper will ever
again think of the word “wheat” with
An old soldier says that when the gradu
ates of West Point Military Academy are
first assigned to duty but few of them know
anything about tactics. It seems that less
attention is paid to military science at West
Point than to any other subject. This is
strange, considering that the academy was
established in order that the art of war
might be taught.
Haskell Institute for Indians at Law
rence, Kan., has conferred the degree “In
dianorum Amicus Magnus" on Chancellor
Lippencott anil George Innis, of Lawrence,
and Rev. Dr. Marion and Commissioner At
kins, of Washington. The degree is anew
one. Considering the attentions shown the
Indians of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in Lon
don, it is strange that it was not conferred
pn a few thousands of Englishmen.
In the course of a sermon on (Sunday last,
Dr. Parker, of the City Temple, London,
txpressod astonishment at the interest
Ihown by Americans in the Queen. He
la i<l that he knew of one Amer
ican who had offered $2,500 for
I ticket of admission to Westminster
Abbey on the occasion of the jubilee ser
vices. It would be interesting to know if
the American in question ever contributed
to tlie Grant monument fund, and, if so,
Near Yalto Centre, Kan., the other day,
a north bound Missouri Pacific train was
caught in a terrific hail storm. All the
glass in the wiudows on one side was broken.
Pullman plate-glass windows were riddled,
wid large dents were made in the sides of
mfl r<a ea fPI t . .
o' —iu i,ue siaes ui
he cars. The engineer stopped the train
vnd sought safety under his engine. The
‘tones were as large as hen’s eggs, and cov
irert the ground to a depth of 14 inches.
A* Joe Mulhatton was in Louisville on the
oyofthe storm, it is probable that the
the stones was not exaggerated.
A letter in Posit,
from Shelby, N. C., iltsWw s ! ,i
ble length and very intelligently the sub
ject of agriculture in the South. The con
clusion reached is that the Southern farmer,
although prospering in some localities, is,
as a general rule, growing poorer. It is
probable that this conclusion is too sweep
ing, and that the impressions of the writer
of the letter are gained from the condition
of the farmers in his immediate locality.
But, be that as it may, it is no doubt true
that. Southern farmers are not making very
encouraging progress, and, as about seven
tenths of the Southern people are engaged
in agriculture in one way and another, it
follows that much of the business depres
sion, of which complaint has been made in
all the Southern States within the last year
or two, is due to their lack of prosperity.
Of course there has been great progress in
the South since the war. Minos have been
ojiened, manufacturing industries have been
established and several kinds of business
have attained such proportions as to attract
wide attention—for instance, the lum
ber and fertilizer business—and all
have enjoyed a reasonable amount
of prosperity. The farmer, however,
has not made the advance that he ought.
Both climate and soil are in his favor, and
so many railroads have lieen built that he
is reasonably near to market. What, then,
is the reason that his material condition is
not better! The writer of the Shelby letter
in the Post gives several reasons, all of
which are good ones.
The Southern farmer cultivates too much
land. Ho lias not yet got rid of the notion
that success in farming is indicated by the
number of acres cultivated rather than the
value per acre of the crop raised. By culti
vating half as many acres well he would
realize much better results. He can’t some
how get hold of the idea that the kind of
farming that pays is intensive farming.
The. few who have adopted that method
have succeeded even beyond their own ex
pectations, but for some reason or other
their success has not caused many to follow
Notwithstanding the constant efforts
which have been made in that direction the
Southern farmer will not adopt the diver
sified system. He sticks to the one crop sys
tem because he can turn his crop into cash
quickly. Tlio fact that his expenses exceed
his crop receipts does not convince him that
he is making a mistake. He still goes ahead
buying his supplias at ruinous prices on
credit, and constantly getting deeper into
debt. All of the returns from his cash crop
have disappeared before he has finished pay
ing for what has been consumed by his
family and his stock. If he raised his own
supplies his cash crop would furnish him a
surplus with which to make improvements
or to rid himself of debt.
But that which makes the greatest drain
upon him is the commercial fertilizer. Not
producingdivorsifledcrops, and, consequent
ly, having little in the way of hay, straw
and stalks for fodder, he makes no effort to
collect home fertilizers. He depends wholly
upon phosphates. Unlike the manures col
lected on the farm, commercial feritilzers
do good for only one year. They must be
purchased for every crop. The home-made
fertilizers show bettor results the second
than the first year, and evidences of their
power are noticeable for several years.
The commercial fertilizers can be obtained
so readily, however, that less and less trou
ble is taken to collect home fertilizers.
What is the outcome of this condition of
affairs? Mortgages, of course. No farmer
can prosper who pays high prices for his
supplies, buys his fertilizers and is burdened
with either chattel or real estate mortgages
on which a heavy rate of interest is con
stantly accumulating. The Southern farmer
to be prosperous must change his
whole system of farming. He
must save all the odds and
ends and raise wbat lie needs for his table
and for his stock. He must collect all the
waste stuff about his farm for manure, and
he must make his land, as near as possible,
self-supporting. When the slave system of
labor was destroyed there was an end to
successful farming under the old plantation
system. The small farms require a different
system, and when the Southern farmer
adopts a system fitted to the changed condi
tions it will no longer be said that Southom
agriculture is making no progress.
A young man who is very well educated,
but who has never seemed to care to put his
knowledge to practical use, complains that
many men not as well informed as himself
do not find it difficult to earn money. The
trouble with him is that he has never tried
to be practical. His education is merely an
ornament. He doesn’t know how to apply
it so as to make it valuable, and the result is
that he is no better off than an ignorant day
An incident which occurred at Mont Alto,
Pa., the other day, aptly illustrates the value
of practical knowledge. A party of men were
telling funny stories, and one of them
laughed so heartily that he dislocated his
jaw. A quack living near by was sent for,
and he immediately pronounced the man’s
predicament a case of lock-jaw. lie put a
big mustard poultice on the man’s jaw,
plastered a fly-blister on the back of his
neck, plunged his bare feet in boiling water,
and then told him if he had anything to
say it would be well for him to
say it at once, as he would never recover—he
was bound to die. A preacher on his way
to the man’s house to offer spiritual conso
lation met a medical student, who turned
and went with him. When they entered tho
houfiu they found the man incased in plas
ters, his legs bully scalded to the knees, and
his head wrapped in a blanket. The stu
dent wished to make an examination, but
tho weeping bystanders explained
that it would be useless, that the
man was going to die, and that
nobody could do him any good. In answer
to a question the student was informed that
tho man’s jaw had become locked while
ho was laughing. In spite of protests the
student removed the blanket, held up the
man’s heud, thrust his fingers into his mouth
and struck him lightly on the jnw. It
swung back into place, and the man was
soon ns well as ever.
The student knew how to use his knowl
edge. W hen he begins to practice, it is alto
gether prolmble that he will be in demand,
and he will not find it difficult to earn
money. It is so with nearly every other
man who makes practical use of what he
learns in the schools. The complaining
young man should take heed and profit.
The statement is made that in Portland,
Me., there is a man with a false nose, a gla>s
eye, but three fingers and one thumb, one
ear, false teeth, false hair, and a cork leg.
Considering that he has been married three
times, his dilapidated condition is not to be
Tiie morning news : Wednesday, june 20, 1887.
Making Political Capital.
It seems to be understood at Washington
that the Republican loaders are preparing
to use the battle flags incident for all that it
is worth. An edition of the National
Tribune, a weekly sheet owned and pub
lished by a pension claim agent at Washing
ton, is to lie published containing an account
of the circumstances connected with the
proposed return of the flags. The edition
will contain 250,000 copies, and it will be
sent to all the Grand Army posts for dis
tribution among the ex-soldiers.
The National Tribune claims to be non
partisan, but there is no basis for the claim.
Tliis battle flag affair will, it is said, be writ
ten with great care, not for the pur
pose of conveying an unbiased impression
with regard to it, but to arouse hostiliy to
the President while seeming to be fair. The
Republican leaders expect that Mr. Cleve
land will be the Presidential candidate of
tho Democrats and they propose toYirray as
much of the soldier vote against his as they
It is also reported that as soon as Con
gress meets one of tho leading Republicans
of the House will undertake to have tho
flags displayed in someone of the public
buildings with the view of making them aid
further still in bringing about Republican
success in tho next national election. The
Republicans are shrewd and will not per
mit any opportunity, which offers a chance
to advance the interests of their party, to
pass unimproved. Indeed, it would not lie
at all surprising if they should attempt to
get up an exciting debate in Congress- over
It is a pity that the people are not always
told the simple truth. It Is tune that they
And it out sooner or later, but it would be
much better for them if they could get it
without first having so much falsehood im
posed upon them. The Republicans intend
to do their utmost to mislead the public
with regard to the battle flags episode. It
is doubtful, however, if they will succeed in
doing Mr. Cleveland any harm. Every one
will hear the truth before the national cam
paign begins, and, besides, it will not be an
easy matter to arouse a very strong feel
ing against him. He has made a
reputation for watching the interests of the
people and doing what he believes to be
right that cannot be easily damaged. If he
were more of a politician the Republican
leaders would stand a better chance of gain
ing some advantage out of the affair of the
A special from Atlanta to the Now York
Herald tells a story that will doubtless be
the text of many lucubrations upon the part
of Republican newspapers. Ij. is to the
effect that a merchant, the owner of a cross
roads store in Gilmer county, sent to Mr. A.
McD. Wilson, of Atlanta, a note offering as
security for a small debt a mortgage “on
one negro man.” The negro, so the special
says, was fully described. His name was
given as Joe Addison, his age put at (55
years, and the description closed with these
words: “He came to me by my father, and
has been my property for twenty years.”
The story is incredible. Gilmer county is
not so far out of the world that the results
of tho war are unknown there, for the
county gave many of her citizen* to the
service of the Confederacy. If the truth
were known it would be developed that
there is a newspaper correspondent in At
lanta who doesn’t find it difficult to make a
sensation out of nothing.
The Washington correspondent of the
New York Star has made a curious dis
covery. He says that among the graduates
who received diplomas at the recent com
mencement exercises of the National Uni
versity were two who held toward each
other the relation of stepfather and stepson.
The stepfather is a young man of 28, and is
a clerk in the Land Office. Three years ago
he became engaged to a widow in whose
house he was boarding, sho being 44 years
old and having’ a largo family. Last
November they were married, and not
withstanding the disparity in their ages,
have gotten along well together. By his
marriage the young man became the step
father of three boys, aged respectively 24,
17 and 14, and of two girls. The stepfather
is a 81,400 clerk in tho Land Office, while
his eldest stepson is a 81,600 clerk in the
Patent Office, and the two graduated in
the same law school, in the same class, and
at the same time.
It is announced that when tho Grand
Army of the Republic meets in St. Louis in
the fall at least 500 resolutions will be offered
condemning tho President for vetoing the
pauper pension bill and for his connection
with the captured flags episode. There are
a few Democrats in the Grand Army of the
Repnblic, and it is likely that the resolutions
will cause some lively debates. It is worthy
of note that the announcement concerning
tho condemnatory resolutions confirms tho
charge that a fow ambitious Republican
leaders are trying to make the Grand Anny
of tho Republic a huge political machine.
Of the whole nundx'r of Justices of the
Supreme Court of the United States ap
pointed since the foundation of the govern
ment down to the proaent, only throe were
past the ago of (50 at the time of their ap
pointment. These were Strong, Hunt and
Blatehford. John Jay, tho first Chief
Justice, was 44 when appointed, Marshall
was 45, Joseph Story, when appointed
Associate Justice, was 32, William Johnson
was 33, Bushrod Washington 36, and Ire
dell, one of the most learned Justices that
ever sat on the bench, was ,18. Harlan is
the youngest Justice now on the bench.
New Orleans seems determined to have
brass band music, and, at the same time, to
let the people outside of the city enjoy it
without having to leave their homes. Once
a week the band of the Continental Guards
gives a concert in Lafayette Square, Mr.
Frank T. Howard, a wealthy citizen, pay
ing the expenses. On these occasions the
square is crowded with women and children,
and by a system of telephones the music is
heard on the plantations up and dowu the
Mississippi river for several hundred miles
During his lecture iu Chicago on Sunday
night, Dr. McGlynn said that Henry George
was elected Mayor of New York at the time
ho ran against Mayor Hewitt, hut that he
was kept out of office because ho
was robbed of votes. This will be news not
only to Mayor Hewitt, but to everybody
else in Now York.
Queen Victoria and the royal family of
England seem to have drawn the color line
with a vengeance. Queen Kapiolani, Prince
Komatsu, of Japan, and a number of Indian
Princes were not invited to the feasts given
to the white-skinned potentate, but will
soon be entertained in a bunch at Windsor.
Mr. Lawrence, an American who lias been
endeavoring to establish a claim upon the
estates of Lord Norroys, lias been non
suited in London.
Women and Anti-Poverty Societies.
From the New York Herald (/ad.)
If some of our wage earners who want the
earth would discuss the proper method of get
ting more wages and saving a port of them with
their wives, we might get, a real revelation on
this subject. Women have good ideas about an
A Nuisance and a Menace.
From the Missouri Republican (Dem.)
Organizations of vteran soldiers are harmless
until they liegin to attempt to dictate the poli
tics, tocontrol.the policy-and to shape the laws
of the country in their own interest. When
they reach thnt point in their history—and they
seldom stop short of it—they become at once a
nuisance and a menace.
Backward, Not Forward.
From the Washington Post (Dem.)
It is confidently asserted by adherents of the
high tariff policy of Kelley, Randall & Cos., that
converts to their faith are being made rapidly
in Alabama. There is no tangible evidence of
it. These people had one ri-presentative from
Alabama in the last Congress and one in the
Forty-eighth Congress, but have none in this
Congress. High tariff reform seems to be
marching backward, not forward, in Alabama.
Mr. Davis and the Captured Flags.
From the New York World (Dem.)
Jefferson Davis pronounces tho ‘-flag’’ letter
purporting to have been written by him a for
gery. Indeed, his views are precisely the reverse
of those expressed in the spurious letter. The
Union troops, lie says, were all mustered into
the Federal service; the States, as such, had no
troops in the war, and consequently all military
stores and trophies captured became the\ prop
erty of the general government and subject to
the control of Congress only. Mr. Davis does
not seem to care a Confederate dollar whether
the flags go back to the South or are retained in
Few men ever injured themselves in their
efforts to get away from an office that was seek
ing them. —Poston Courier.
“And how are you getting along with your
vocal studies, Miss Mabel?"
"Very well, I think my future success is as
sured." t „ j
“And what leads think so?”
“The papers alluded to me as ‘the gifted
young soprano.’ " — Boston Courier.
A true word spoken in jest: “Yes, madam,"
said the tramp, “in better days I used to prac
tice at the bur.”
“And now,” responded the lady, “I suppose
you are satisfied to work the growler."
But the tramp considered it no subject for jest
and passed along.— Pittsburg Dispatch.
“I am sorry to disappoint you.” wrote a lady
in another State to the Lewiston School Bonn!
several months ago regarding her acceptance of
a nroffered situation in a Lewiston school, "hut
i bave found a situation which I trust will be
more congenial to my taste." The other day.
in glancing over a newspaper, one of the board
read, with a pleasant surprise, the announce
ment of the young lady's marriage.— Lewiston
Omaha Mam—Are those pug dogs intelligent?
Omaha lady (proud owner of a pug)—Oh,
their intelligence is almost, human.
“I am surprised to hear that.”
“I can’t begin to tell you how much the dear
little fellows know. Mercy me! Jane! Jane!
Where are you?”
Jane (a servant)—Here. mum.
“Run out as fast as you can and bring the
dog in. It’s raining.”— Omaha World.
Two’s Company.— Mr. Gray (who has brought
Miss Deane to the ball) —I am awfully sorry to
say, Miss Deane, that it is raining quite hard
now. I have tried in vain to get a carriage, and
am afraid that we shall have to do the best we
can with a small umbrella.
Miss Deane—What,! both of us under one little
umbrella! Ob. what fun! (To other man) Don’t
you think so Mr. Brow-n:
I |Mr. Brown, (somewhat sadly)—Yes, fun for
you two.” — Harper's Bazar.
James T. Fields was a noted teller of stories.
In the “authors’ parlor” of the old store of
Ticknor & Fields he was sure of congenial
bearers, and almost equally sure that any clever
thing would be Hate of wideand speedy circula
tion. It may lie. therefore, that the following
story- has appeared in print, hut if it has. it is
good enough to be told over again. A young
American, Mr. Fields used to say, w-ho imbibed
Anglomania while in London, reached Boston
on the night of July 3. His sleep was disturbed
by the sounds common on the night before tiie
Fourth, and he came down to the family break
fast table in n state of very English irritation.
“Maivthah,” he asked, “why the precipitate
explosion of pyrotechnics in the night, this
most deucedly inharmonious sounding of horns
and that sort of thing? Those blahsted bells
jangled so that I couldn’t sleep at all, don’t
“Why, John, it’s the Fourth of July.”
“The aw—Fourth of July? Yaas, lam aware
that it’s the fourth day of the current month,
Mawthah! but—aw- what of that;”—Boston
The editor of the Sherman (Tex.) Register
bears the remarkably cheerful name of Cash
Probably the smallest man in the country is
Rees Wittier, of Plymouth, Pa. He is 34 s ears,
weighs fifty-eight pounds and is three feet high.
President Oilman, of Johns Hopkins Uni
versity, will this summer revisit his old home in
California, and probably go up to Alaska for a
Dr. Swan M. Burnett, the husband of Frances
Hodgson Burnett, is keeping bachelor's hall in
Washington, Dr. Burnett is a native of Ten
nessee, a man of ability and artistic tastes.
The wives of Secretary Whitney and Post
master General Vilas have left the national capi
tal for the season. Mrs. Whitney will go to
Lenox; Mrs. Vilas to her home in Wisconsin.
Inspector General Baird and Col. Hasbrook,
commandant Of carets at West Point, have
been detailed to visit; France in September for
the purpose of witnessing the fall manoeuvres
of the French army.
James R. Randall, of the Anniston Hot
Blent, thinks Appomattox has lieen avenged be
cause a half dozen Virginians have recently in
vaded the matrimonial North and carried off
rich heiresses for brides.
John Boyle O’Reilly, the poet, has a beau
tiful wife. A plaster bust, life size, by John
Donoghue, the Boston sculptor, and sent to New
York for (lerpetuation in bronze, has been ex
hibited to a favored few.
A mono the graduates at the Academy of the
Visitation, Washington, on whom diplomas were
conferred by Cardinal Gibbous, were a daughter
of Senator Ingalls, of Kansas, and one of Con
gressman Randall, of Philadelphia.
The late Gen. A. C. Gordon, of Alabama, was
in his boyhood captured by Indians and held a
prisoner for several months. During that time
he learned their language, and in after years
made good u.so of this knowledge in trading
It is said in Cincinnati that the financial col
lapse of E. L. Harper, of the Fidelity Bank, is
the outcome of a plan for revenge made by Phil
Armour, of Chicago, who was severely injured
some years ago in a "deal” in which Harper dis
played great treachery.
Joseph Hoeino Kastle, of Lexington, Kv.,
who won the scholorship at Johns Hopkins
University last year in chemistry, lias this year
taken the fellowship in the same study, which
carries with it an award of SSOO in gold, with
fees paid for next year.
Queen Isabella of Spain was recently told
that her younger sister, the Duchess of Mont
ponsier, looked older than her majesty, where
upon she exclaimed: "Then she ought to he
happy, for she has wanted to be the eider sister
her whole life long, and now, at least, she ap
pears to lie so."
It was an interesting circumstance that while
the mob outside was clamoring for his blood,
the Rev. Dr. Courtney, chief speaker at the
jubilee banquet in Faneuil Hall, Boston, was
eloquently pleading the very cause the rioters
professed attachment to. Tlte Pilot declares
that it was "the address of a gentleman and a
conscientious mail. With large and noble
patriotism toward England, he rcmeinliered t he
afflictions of Ireland and the dreadful exaspera
tions of her people.”
Gen. Albert Pike, poet, soldier and Grand
Commander of the Southernjurlsdlctionof Free
Masons, lives, at the age of 77, in retirement at
Washington. I). C. He Is tall, robust and hand
some. lie spends ills time in his library trails
lating the Sanscrit hooks of Veda. Gen. Pike
lias translated seventeen volumes of a thousand
pages each. None of them have yet been
printed. The General Is an accomplished lin
guist and as well acquainted with modern lan
guages as with ancient.
Lord Mayor Him.livan, of Dublin, declined an
invitation to attend the Queen’s Jubilee, beeause
he preferred to be somewhere else. The some
where else was in the presiding officer s chair at
a meeting of the Irish Leagueln Dublin, and .in
his speech the Lord Mayor said: “Oil Jubilee
day, at this crisis and this moment, we pledge
ourselves anew to the Irish natioual cause and
declare our readiness and determination to
stand by that cause, despite whatever this
tyrannical Tory government tuuy have In store
A $40,000 JOKE.
A Little Transaction in Options That
a Jury Couldn’t See..
The New York Herald has tho following dis
patch from Richmond, Va.: “Sam Rosenbaum's
joke was a pretty good one on Tom Seddon.”
This was the current comment on the result
of a suit in the Circuit Court among the stock
brokers here yesterday. Samuel Rosenhaum
and Thomas A. Seddon, of this city, on their
way to New York, March 11, 1886, had achat
about Richmond and Danville railroad stock.
Seddon was of the. opinion that the stock,
which was then selling at 80, would go to 250
Rosenbaum said: “You won’t bet money on
Then there was a proposition made, which,
being something in the nature of a bet and
illegal, was declared off. Both the gentlemen
were ready to back their opinions with cash,
and Seddon then proposed, and it was stipulated,
that Rosenbaum should sell him (Seddon) 250
shares of Richmond and Danville stock at 96 tier
share at any time within three years, at Sed
A note of the agreement was made by both
gentlemen, and two others who were with them
on the train, and it was fully understood that
Rosenbaum was to deliver to Seddon 250 shares
of the stock at 90 at any time he might call
for it within the specified period,
During the following month of July, Yvhen the
Richmond and Danville stock had reached the
figure of about 150 per share, Seddon tendered
Rosenbaum $24,000, the value of 250 shares at
the stipulated price.
Rosenbaum refused to deliver, and said it was
all a joke. Seddon, who couldn't see the joke,
brought suit in the Circuit Court for $40,000
damages for breach of contract. The case was
heard by a jury, which agreed with Rosenbaum
that it was a joke, aud rendered a decision in his
Seddon will now appeal.
What Will Reach Mr. Cleveland from
From the Kansas City Journal.
Mr. George R. Barse, the artist who has been
entrusted with the preparation of the Cleveland
invitation, has been making studies during the
past week of the various allegorical figures
which will be drawn to accompany the invita
tion. Enough has already been said to give a
fair idea of what the invitation will be. Mr.
Barse has now selected the composition af illus
trations for Kansas City, the Indian Territory,
Colorado, Texas and Nehraska. The figure for
New Mexico has not yet been fully conceived,
though Mr. Barse has an idea in his mind which
he will doubtless develop and accept as the final
figure. Missouri has been t hought of, but that,
too, is not settled upon definitely. The concep
tion of the figure for the Indian Territory is
particularly fine and wholly original and ideal
istic. An Indian maiden is shown reclining, tier
head resting upon the bosom of a nurse, who,
half poised, supports the maiden with one hand,
while the other hand bolds a laurel wreath.
The nurse whispers in the Indian maiden’s ear
of what the future holds in store for her when
she shall have become civilized. The figure for
Kansas City represents a muse sitting on a
hemisphere. The States of the Union are seen,
and the muse, with the finger pointing to Kan
sas City as the centre of the hemisphere. The
picture for Texas represents a maiden leaning
against the State's seal. Her left hand shades
her eyes as she looks Eastward toward Kansas
City, and a single star, emblematic of the State,
flashes on her forhead. The picture for Colo
rado represents Vulcan sitting on an anvil, his
hand resting on a hammer. Minerals are scat
tered about. The figure representing Kansas,
the Sunflower State, is the goddess Ceres. Upon
her right arm she holds a sheaf of golden
wheat; her right hand holds uplifted a sun
flower. These, as yet, are but studies. Mr.
Barse will begin this week the final composition
for the water colors that are to accompany the
invitation. After all these pictures will be fin
ished, the invitation will be left in Barse’s art
store for a few days, to be looked at. The com
mittee having in charge the securing of sfigna
tures have met with much success. The num
ber of signatures already secured are nearly 15,-
Two Labor Stories.
From the Milwaukee Sentinel.
Carroll D. Wright, the chief of the National
Bureau, is looked up to as a mentor by all the
others, and was again chosen president. His
experience during a perils 1 of sixteen years in
the statistical field of Massachusetts has gained
for him more than a national reputation, and
his reports are found upon the desks of every
industrial establishment of Massachusetts. He
is now a man of 45, of splendid physique, and
delights in listening to and telling good jokes.
His latest is how an impending strike in a shoe
factory of Lynn, Mass., was averted. A laster
was discharged for incompetency; the union
would not allow it. The employer had to yield,
but he did it in his own way. He inserted an
advertisement in the paper for a Knight of La
“Are you a good laster?”
“Can you unlast too?”
“Of course, sir,” said the astonished applicant.
“Then, go to work,” said the employer, “at
unlasting every pair of boots this man here is
Another story Mr. Wright delights in is this:
A certain manufacturer, employing no more
than a dozen men, who happened to be all
Englishmen, one day hired an Irishman, who
was a first-class hand at the work. The English
men felt sore and appointed one of their num
ber as a "kicking committee.” Said the em
“ Why is it that you fellows don’t kick against
“Oh, well, that is different,” said the com
“Well, then,” said the manufacturer, “I shall
take the Irishman into partnership to-morrow.”
A Queer Bathing Suit.
From the Carson (Nev.) Appeal.
A few evenings since Mr. Jellerson, who keeps
the saloon at Glenbrook, was out bathing in the
lake, when, suddenly, something wrapped about
him like a wet blanket. He was close to shore
and got there pretty lively. When he climbed
up the wharf the blanket, as it appeared to be,
was all wrapped about him in a queer way. He
rushed into the rear of the saloon, where there
was a light, and was horrified to discover that
the thing which was wrapped around him was
alive. It held on with a terrible suction and re
quired several men to get it off.
A scientist who was stopping at the hotel pro
nounced it an Elactys cacynthius, or what is
vulgarly known as the blanket fish. It frequents
the waters of the polar seas, and is only occa
sionally found in fresh water, except deep, cold
lakes, and generally stays near the bottom. It
is sometimes found in the Pacific Ocean as low
as the 35th parallel. It wraps around its victim,
and. bv impeding the motions of its limbs'
causes it to drown.
It is dark brown in color, with block specks,
and weighs nliout twenty-five pounds. When
stretched out upon the wharf it was about 6 feet
long by 5 broad, aud not over 1 inch thick. It
was an object of curiosity all day and is now on
exhibition in the saloon.
Mr. Emery, the stage driver, says he saw Jel
lerson when he came out or the water, and
thought, he was wrapped up in a blanket. This
is the first ever caught in this section of tho
From the New York Sun.
I cannot tell, I do not knOYv,
Alt ho’ for hours I often ponder
Whether ’tis bliss, or whether woe?
This mystic, subtle, foreign wonder
That haunts my soul, and tills my mind,
My sacred moments e’en invading;
Its ev'ry thought or wisn entwined
It seems immutable, uufading.
A painful, sense,
It came os if i^Mspiration,
And as it lines intense
Like see saw i lien despair—
Perturb my Joy or cure,
And Yvould I, if remove
This strange, inexplicable |Mission?
I cannot answer, till 1 prove
The problem I but my brain cloth fashion;
And. tho’ forever I should ponder—
Whether ’tis bliss, or whether woe—
Until my senses reel nnd wander,
I cannot tell, I do not knotv.
From the Boston Transcript.
The Listener has heard from the lips of an
esteemed friend, who is the head of an import
ant Boston firm, and a inan who cannot tell a
lie, this story of u cat's Intelligence. which
rather surpasses anything of the kind he has
heard lately: .
"You are acquainted with our cat Dick? Yes?
A big fellow, you know, whose size and dignity
attract people's attention. Ho is always at the
atore, up stairs or down. Well, the other dny a
friend was In, anil its we were conversing, about
midway of the basement, where the scales stand,
the cat passed along, 'well, well: what a eat!’
my friend exclaimed, ‘how much does he
weigh?’ ‘l’m sure I don't know,’said I Dick
looked up at this, paused an instant, and then
delilierately walked over to the scales und
mounted the platform. We Meat over und
weighed him. Both of us thought that the per
formance was accidental; but to make sure, after
the cat hail gone to tiie further end of the store,
I called out to him: 'Dick, come and get on the
scales und Is- weighed.' Whereupon Dick trav
eled solemnly buck, mounted the scales, and
waited to be weighed. He under an od that first
remark, and the second, too, m well us we did,"
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Seventy years ago Henry Gildemeister, a
German, enlisted as a volunteer in the Hanseatic
Legion, a free corps of 3,000 men attached to
the Northern army under the command of tho
Crown Prince of SYveden. Gildemeister now
lives in Bunker Hill. 111., and is 93 years old, and
recent news from his native country leads him
to think that he is the only survivor of the fa
A man in Salt Lake City took some clothes
that had been used about a patient afflicted with
diptberia and threYV them over a chicken coop
the other evening to air. When the family came
to look into the coop the next morning all of its
inmates were found dead. Tne dead fowls had
black marks on their throats in each instance.
And a whole brood of young chicks perished in
the same way.
In the strawberry regions of Now Jersey a
cigar box is nailed on a tree close to the road
side in front of every farmhouse. It is placed
there to receive tho latest quotations for fruit.
These quotations are telegraphed from the lead
ing cities three times a day. and are distributed
by messengers mounted on bicycles. The fruit
grower determines by the quotations whether
e will ship his day’s picking.
A chicken thief has recently been arrested
at Xenia, 0., who seems to be at the head of his
profession. He operated with a two-horse cov
ered spring wagon, and Yvas always careful to
do his stealing out of his county. It is known
that his profits ran as high as SIOO per week for
several months. He would drive to the scene of
his depredations in the night, and would some
times capture as many as 300 fOYvl.
Experiments are believed to show that
aseptol, or orthopenot-sulphate, is destined to
take the place of carbolic acid as a disinfectant
and antiseptic. It is a syrupy, brown fluid of
aromatic odor, and soluble in alcohol, glycerine
and water, and is not irritating in as strong as
10 per cent, solution. As an ant iseptic it is said
to equal earbolic acid, Yvhile possessing also the
advantage of pleasanter odor, more solubility,
This remarkably pleasing horse story comes
from Inyo, Cal.: A load of hay was put in a
yard near a stable. A horse vvas loose in the
yard, two others being tied in the stable, the
door of Yvhich was open. After eating a few
bites of the hay the loose horse appeared to re
member that his companions were debarred
from the feast. He took large mouthfuls,
carried it into the stable and placed it before tho
Paper doors are coming into use, and, as
compared with those of wood, possess the ad
vantage of neither shrinking, swelling, cracktog
or warping. It is formed of two thick paper
boards, stamped and moulded into panels, and
glazed together with glue and potash, and then
rolled through heavy rollings. After being
covered with a waterproof coating and then
with one that is fireproof, it is painted, varnish
ed, and hung in the usual way.
A charming and unique friendship is said to
have sprung up between a young German and a
young Frenchman in South Holyoke, Mass.
Neither gan speak the language of the other,
and both are ignorant of the English language.
Under ordinary circumstances these young men
would be life-long strangers, but fate has thrown
them together as roommates in a boarding
house, and. although unable to converse other
than by gestures, there has sprung up between
them a friendship of more than ordinary
That wing of the Dunkard Church known as
the Old Order has been holding its annual ses
sion in Canton, O. The adherents of this wing
are \'ery conservative, and their piode of wor
ship is exceedingly crude. They eat what is
known as the Passover, Yvhich is composed of
soup made of beef. They have large bowls, out
of which six or eight will eat at once. After the
feast these Dunkards indulge in what they term
the holy kiss—man kissing man and woman
kissing woman. Then the men wash one
another's feet and the women go through the
same ceremony among themselves, after which
preaching goes on.
Iny’ENTor John W. Keelv, who has been giv
ing exhibitions of what, he calls his sympathetic
etheric motor during the past Yveek in Philadel
phia, has been so bothered by the questions of
puzzled spectators that be has prepared a
printed statement, in which he says that he is
now graduating his engine, and Is at work on
the fifth octaY'e. His system, he says, is founder
on sympathetic vibration, in w r hich there is
neither pressure nor exhaustion, and all the
power Is generated, the engines run and the can
non fired through a mine. When the present
process of adjustment shall tie completed, and
Yvhen he shall be protected by patents, Keelv
says that he will give an explanation of his
power, a knowledge of Yvhich can be more easily
acquired than that necessary for the operation
of a steam engine.
Poor Daniel Pratt! What a solemnly and un
consciously funny man he was as he slung his
incomprehensible words and ideas at the heads
of the irreverent college hoys. Much he stood
from these same boys, but once in a while he
resented their chaffing with a dignity that yvos
almost pathetic. The Waterbury American
tells how some Yale boys once got him into a
student’s room to “have fun” with him, and
while he speechified they all smoked, blowing
out as heavy clouds as they were able until the
room Yvas thick. The old man struggled man
fully to go on, but his voice grew husky, he
choked and coughed a little as the smoke pene
trated his throat, and then drawing himself up
with mildly resentful dignity be said: "Gentle
men, your orator is not a ham,” and fled to the
If King Kalakaua were to interview the editors
who are talking about disturbances in the Sand
wich Islands he Yvould very likely ask them to
what part of the world they referred. When
the King was in this country a few years ago
the Mayor of Chicago, in a moment of aberra
tion, introduced him to the. Board of Trate as
the King of the Cannibal Islands. Kalakaua
thought this was a tolerably good joke, but any
attempts to make him known as the King of the
Sandwich Islands always tended to ruffle the
royal temper. When Capt. Cook discovered the
Hawaiian group he attached to it the name of
an English peer. A number of the names Cook
gave to islands he discovered have been re
placed on the maps by the prettier and more
appropriate native names. Hawaii takes its
name from the largest island in the group. The
natives recognize no other name for the group,
and Kalakaua is officially known to other
governments only as the King of Hawaii.
Prof. Baynes was conversing with one of his
oldest and most intimate friends only tYvo days
before his sudden death, when he happened to
remark that he had made complete arrange
ments, both as to subjects and writers, to the
last word of the “Encyclopedia,” and that down
to the letter S was noYv in print, and on the eve
of publication. He accepted the editorship of
the new “Encyclopaedia Britannica” fourteen
years ago, and it was a work of immense labor
and anxiety. He laid down the “lines” of the
new edition, selected the subjects for fresh
treatment, and the special writers on science,
art, literature, philosophy, etc.; and the fact
that the new edition lias been a brilliant success
is the best testimony to the editor’s wide knowl
edge, rare discernment, comprehensive sympa
thy, and, above all, his tact and temper. There
was a vast amount of correspondence day by
day, and during his annual visits to l/indon, he
was much occupied in personal interviews with
the new contributors. By the time the under
taking was fairly on its legs the health of tho
professor again broke down, and he then found
a most capable assistant in Prof. Robertson
Smith, who had previously written the article
"Bible” at the invitation of the editor.
A new story is told of Ouida, the novelist, in
connection with her visit to London recently.
She, as every one knoYvs, is very eccentric, aud
has as many whims as an opera singer. She has
been in the habit of stopping at the langhum
Hotel when in Isinflon, and went there upon her
last visit. She stayed along for some time, her
bill being presented weekly, as is the custom
here. She paid no attention to It, and it finally
reached the amount of £250. One day she took
her maid and pet dog and went for a walk.
When she came in she found her room locked
and tho key gone. She flew to the office in a
great temper and demanded of tho clerk the rea
son of the Insult. There were a number of men
standing about, but she jiaki no attention to
them. The clerk quietly told her that her bill
had been presented several times and they did
not feel like allowing it to get anv larger. If she
paid her bill her room would be unlocked. At
this Ouida went into a perfect passion, saying
she did not know why she ever si aved at that
hotel. They were the most Inartistic people
she had ever heard of. She had no business in
stopping at a hotel the proprietor of which
would allow such a looking church as the one
opposite to stand facing him for so many years
She continued this style of criticism for soimi
time, nnd then asked the clerk to call a cab t hat
she might lea\-o the house forever. She then
discovered she had no change to pay a cabman
so she passed a £6O note over to the clerk, say
ing she wished he would change it so that she
could pay her cabman when she should dismiss
him. The clerk calmly took the note aud placed
It in a drawer in his desk and locked it up. This
left Ouida without a jjeuny. Then she again
Is-gan discussing the inartistic spirit ofthe
proprietor, also saying that it was a great ad
vantage to the hotel to have a lady of her posi
tion iu it, but she failed to impress the clerk
and she finally took her maid and dog and
walked off, aud ielt Lomluu vvituin a day or
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