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It is the Fourth of July orator who about
this time finds a lively interest in newspaper
M. De Lesseps’ Panama canal seems about
to prove his last ditch, and an unfinished
one ,t that.
The suspended charge of the Light Brig #
age upon the Georgia Code, begins again
to-day. The General Assembly is in session.
In Omaha there 1 are no longer any open
gambling housi>s. This is the very best evi
dence of the progress of civilization in the
It is rumored that a guano hill pending in
tho General Assembly may lead to a duel
between two members of that body. The
honorable gentlemen ought to select some
thing not quite so prosaic to fight about.
At a church sociable on Saturday night
last in Amboy, 0., 2<X people were poisoned
by ice cream. The fact will cause many a
young man to sigh and wonder why tho ire
cream sold in the saloons never poisons any
/In a few days unrecognizable pictures of
members of the General Assembly, with nu
merous flattering adjectives appended, will
begin to appear in the Atlanta papers. This
is one of the holes into which the lawma
kers drop their salaries. Picture* und flat
tery come high.
A merchant in Nashville, Tenti., adver
tises “thirty-eight dozens Lotta and Lang
try wire bustles at 10c.” This is another
illustration of the jiowor of the press. As
bustles the Nashville papers are without
equals, and the price, therefore, has to come
down on all other kinds.
Senator Morgan, of Alabama, doesn't
seem to be afraid of the few protectionists
that make such a fuss in the mineral region
of his State. AU attempts to silence him
by calling him “one of the free trade fel
lows" will fail. Senator Morgan has the
courage of his convictions.
This is the only country in which tho
affairs of all the outside world play au im
port tut part in elections Immigration has
brought together in the United States a
population from a’l climes, each immigrant
being more or less strongly tied to hi- native
country. It isn't safe to abuse anybody but
Twenty thousand people visited Asbury
Park, N. J., on Sunday last. A few negroes
were among the number, but the police
kept them “moving on.” It will lie remem
bered that Asbury Park is the place where
social equality Viet ween the races is not
recognized, except as a theory to be prac
ticed nt tlie South.
Public school teachers frequently express
regret that jiarents take little or no interest
in the schools and rarely visit them. If par- |
ente would tnke more interest in the school •
work of their children it would help both
teachers and pupils. Experienced teachers j
sty that visits to the school room by parents
always encourage those who arc receiving
Commenting on a paragraph which re
cently appeared in the Morning News, the
Chattanooga Times alludes to those who op
pose the protective tariff os “free trade
numbskulls.” It is tho use of such epithets
as this by the advocate* of protection that
convinces the unprejudiced voters of tho
country that the free traders have the best
of the argument. j
At Kansas City. Mo., the other day. a
young, pretty and tastefully dressed woman
walked up to the bar of a hotel with a party
of gentlemon and absorbed a cocktail
through a straw with groat relish. Hhe was
the tjcnorita Guadalup Buinago, of the City
of Mexico. Perhaps absorbing cocktails
through straws is what causes the “warm
blood” every Mexican senorita is said to
On the question of protecting the terrapin
a correspondent writes to the Morning
News suggesting that a tax be levied on boats
of all kinds and seines. The correspondent tx
lievos that this would prevent irresponsible
parties who pay no revenue from stealing
the terrapin and destroying oyster beds. It
would he well for the Chatham county
representatives in the General Assembly to
look into this matter.
The Summer Session.
The adjourned session of the I/egislature
of this State meets to-day. It is not a pleas
ant time of the year for legislative work.
The weather is warm, and it is not reason
able to expect that the members will devote
themselves as closely to their duties as they
do when the weather is cooler.
There is a great deal of work to be done.
Many bills introduced at the regular session
were not acted upon. Some of thorn were
reported bock to the House or the Senate,
while others are still in the hands of the
committees to which they were referred.
Some of the bills are quite important, but
there is none of them which ought to take
up a great deal of the time of either house.
Although the numbor of bills that are
waiting to bo acted upon is large a great,
many more from present indications will be
introduced. This county has several new
ones and doubtless the same is trim with re
gard to a great, many other counties. Of
course it will be impossible to act upon all
of them unless the Legislature remains in
session during the remainder of the year,
and there to no probability that it will do
anything of that kind.
Would it not lie advisable to appoint a
joint committee of the House and Senate to
select hills to be first considered! Of course
the committee would select the most impor
tant ones. If these arc passes! upon before
the time determined upon for adjournment
is reached, then the less important ones can
lie taken up.
A great many bills are introduced which
have no merit, and occupy the time
which ought to be given to really important
measures, but there dofesnt appear to lie any
way, except the regular one, to get rid of
them. There is one thing which the Legis
lature might do witli lienefit t i itself ami tho
entire State. It might pass a few gen era]
law's which would enable County Cominis
sioners and City Councils to do many things
for which legislation is now needed. A
great many of these local measures are not
understood except, by the members who
represent tho localities from which they
come, and frequently they know nothing
about them. If they are of much interest
they are always supp >rtol by a lobby. Why
not open the way for having these matters
disposed of in the jwns and counties where
they are understood, even if a constitutional
amendment is necessary for that purpose ?
Tlie Legislature would then be relieved of a
heavy burden, the State of a heavy expense
and the people would be better satisfied.
One of the questions which the Legisln
ture will have to deal with is that relating
to the convicts. There is quite a strong
feeling with regard to it throughout the
State. It is not one that can be deult with
hastily. If there were any other system
that had proved to be wholly satisfactory it
would not lie so diffi nlt to handle the ques
tion, but there isn't. Whatever is done will
have to lie done on anew line. The Gov
ernor has made some suggest ions, and mem
bers of the Legislature have advanced some
views pertinent to the subject. If no new
system is adopted it is probable that the
present one will be so modified as to make it
While there will lie a strong pressure on
the legislature in favor of this or that bill,
it should not be forgotten that the people
wantonly carefully considered laws enacted.
Hasty legislation is generally the source of
troubles and evils.
Blaine Boosting Hie Boom.
It is doubtful if there is much truth in the
story cabled to the Boston Herald from
London that Mr. Gladstone has been in
fluenced by Mr. Blaine to visit this country
iu the interest of the Irish cause. Mr.
Blaine doubtless would like to have the
credit of hnviug persuaded the great Litieral
statesman to come to this country upon such
a mission, but it is hardly probable that he
is to have that satisfaction. Mr. Gladstone
is a very old man, and much as he would
like to see success crown his present politi
cal efforts he is not likely to take so long a
voyage in behaif of the Irish, or any other
cause. Indeed, he stated very lately that he
has given up all expectation of visiting
His presence would undoubtedly increase
the sympathy for Ireland in this country,
and help to raise contributions for tiie par
liamentary struggle in which Ireland is en
gaged. A speech from him in each of the
principal cities of the country would have
the effect of arousing Ireland's friends to
make greater exertions for their cause, but
it is a question whether it would bo wise for
him to undertake so long a journey and to
endure the futigue which speech making
and receptions would impose upon him.
The dnnger of the voyage across the ocean
would not, of course, be worth considering,
but the strain of the entire visit might be
more than lie could bear.
Tlie story, however, looks like an effort to
give a Imrait to Mr. Blaine’s political aspira
tions. Aw far ns he is coneermxl the next
best thing to getting Mr. Gladstone to come
to this country is to create the impression
that he tried to get him to come. This sort
of an impression can hardly fail to increase
his popularity with Iri.ffi-Anierieans.
There is no doubt that Mr. Blaine is a very
shrewd politician. He improves every op
portunity to advance his political fortunes,
and leaves as little as possible to chance.
He is already quite a favorite with many
Irishmen in this country, and ho would
like to have the support of all of them.
He prolmbly thinks that the Irish voters
hold the balance of power, and that with
their help he would stand a pretty fair
chance of being elected if he were a Presi
dential candidate again. He is making no
speechi-s in Kuglund and sal’s he has no in
tention of making any, but if such stories
iu-e cabled to this country as that in the Bos
ton Herald they will do more to improve
his Presidential prospects than he could do
When Bam Jones, the evangelist, held re
vival meetings in Baltimore a year ago his
audience* were tremendous Tho assem
blages often numbered 5,00.) and ti.OOO peo
ple, and more than 2,000 were turned nway
at n time for lack of Boom. He lectured
th n re the other night, an admission fee of
50c. being charged. Less than a hundred
p *ople attended. When he walked on the
stage he exclaimed: "Good Lord! How a
60c. admission thins them out!” It is said
that the emotional wave which the evan
gelist and his aid, Sam Small, started a
year ago has almost entirely disappeared.
A canal boat florae at Schenectady, N. Y.,
has between its left ear and eye a horn about
three inches long, ringed and riblted, nnd re
sembling the horn of Durham cattle. There
are a good many kinds of horns, but this
apjienrs to he about the first horse horn ever
Will that Florida weatlior prophet please
prediet a few itays of dry weather! Every
body admits his suocrau hi prophesying wet
THE MORNING NEWS; WEDNESDAY. JULY 6, 1887.
It would not lie surprising if the defalca
tion of the late Levi Bacon, financial clerk
of the Patent Office should be brought to the
notice of Congress nnd attract much more
attention than it has yet attracted for two
reasons. First there is good reasons for
thinking that a jiortion of the shortage was
used for political purposes liy the Republi
cans during the Garfield campaign, and,
second, because no examination of Bacon’s
accounts had been made for a long time
previous to his death.
It is stated that the defalcation is much
larger than was originally supposed. Tlie
amount of it is now claimed to lie $!K!,OClO,
nnd it nmy be found to be much larger
when the whole truth is known. Tlie evi
dence that much of the money was paid
over to Jay Hubbell, to be used to assist in
electing Garfield, upipeurs to lie pretty
strong. The Republican managers were in
great need of money during that campaign,
and Garfield himself is on record in the
shape of a note asking Hubbell about the
]>olitical assessments of the clerks of tho de
partments. It is not improbable that
Bacon turned quite a large sum of money
over to Hubbell with the expectation of col
lecting it from the clerks, and failed to do
so. There is no doubt thut the practice of
levying political assessments for party pur
poses was the source of corruption, and it is
gratifying that it does not exist under the
present administration. The civil service
reform law has put an end to it, and public
sentiment will never consent to its revival.
Bacon’s accounts were never looked into
apparently while the Republicans were in
power, and the facts indicate that he has not
been bothered by any examining officer
since the Democrats came intoeoutrol of af
fairs. His defalcation shows how important
it is tlmt a thorough oversight shall be kep>t
of the official affairs of every officer of the
government who has the handling of public
moneys. While no part of Bacon’s shortage
may have occurred since the Democrats
came into jiower, yet, if the law with re
gard to the examination of accounts had
been faithfully enforced, the defalcation
would have l*en discovered long ago.
A day or two ago it was intimated that
the government would be out only a few
hundred dollars because the defaulter's bond,
together with what could be collected from
those whose due bills were found in Bacon's
safe, would about cover the whole amount.
It to now believed, however, that the gov
ernment will be a very considerable loser.
The defalcation is double what it was
originally supposed to be, and there are
grave doubts whether the defaulter’s bond
can be collected. The bondsmen are able to
pay but they object to doing so on
the ground that the government neglected
its duty in not making regular examinations
of Bacon’s accounts, and thus opened the
way for a much larger shortage than there
would otherwise have been. The defalca
tion of a (lost office official a year or so ago
was a warning to the government which it
ought to have heeded. Its failure to do so
has been a rather expensive one.
The Interstate Commission.
The railroads appear to be adjusting
themselves to the interstate commerce law.
Just how much friction there is in the work
ings of the law it to, of course, impossible to
say, since there does not appear to be much
disposition on the part of the poods to dis
cuss it at present. It may be that they are
trying sincerely to find out just what there
is in it that is objectionable and what that
is satisfactory, with the view of asking for
some modifications of it as soon as Congress
As yet there are no noteworthy indica
tions of a disposition to demand its repeal.
Indeed, there to every reason to think that
it has come to stay. That it will lie changed
in some important particulars is very prob
able. By lioth the people and the railroads
it to still looked upon as an experi
ment, but as an experiment that
will ultimately prove to be successful.
With referenco to it Senator Manlcrson
said the other day that it was probable that
the commission would be enlarged, or that
several sub-corn missions would be
creatod. He thinks that tho com
mission has too much to do to be of
much practical benefit. It may be that the
commission is overburdened now, but it is
impossible to toll as yet how great its bur
dens will lie in the near future. Tlius far it
has had more work thrust upon it than it
could attend to, but when it gets wholly rid
of the questions relating to the proper con
struction to bo placed upon the different pro
visions of the law it may not find its duties
greater than it can attend to. However,
that can lie determined only by time. When
Congress inlets there will no doubt l>e a
very thorough inquiry respecting the work
ings of the law, and the ability of the com
mission to respond to all demands upon it.
At the meeting of tho McGlynn-George
Anti Poverty Society in New York on
Sunday night, the question of Dr. Me-
Glynn’s excommunication was discussed.
Michael Clarke, tho secretary, said that if
Dr. MeGlvnn were excommunicated mil
lions of Catholics would lie excommuni
cated with him. They would never yield
tip to Pope, Propaganda or Bishop one jot
or tittle of their rights as American
citizens. A large uudienco was present,
and the secretary's words were almost
unanimously indorsed. It is claimed bv Dr.
McGlynn’s friends that his excommunica
tion will lead to a serious division in tho
Catholic church in New York. Well, ho is
going to lie excommunicated, and it re
mains to be seen whether his friends nre
well infoi mod or not, The ebaneos are that
the number who will follow him will not be
The 'Washington Post says there to no
doubt that tho Anarchistic, anti-patriotic
fooling has lieen steadily growing among the
Knights of Labor in that city. Of District
Assembly No. 0(1, the Post says; “Some of
the speeches which have boon delivered in
this city, literally under th > shadow of tho
dome of the capitol, but within tho locked
doors of the assembly’s place of meeting,
have been such as to rouse the indignation of
tho loyal Knights who have heard them.
Up to the present time, however, owing to
the strict secrecy enforced, only the faintest
rumors of the true state of affairs have been
current." Congressmen with a wholesome
fonr of dynamite would do well to stay away
The Knights of Labor in Philadelphia will
lose three local assemblies, containing 1,000
members, because of objections to the tem
perance clause in tho new constitution of
tho order. Most of the seceding mmeliers
are brewers, drivers of beer wagons, coopers
and firemen. The disintegration of tho
Knights appear* to lie progressing.
Evansville, lad., celebrated the Fourth of
July with a Spumsh bull fight. An Amer
ican bull fight would have beeu more appro
Trying to Eeat tho Thermomstrical
From the Galveston News( Pern.)
The usual annual closing of the glass works
special pets of protectionism bv pre-arrange
ment. is observed. For a few weeks or months
the protected barons will be watching the scale
of prices trying to beat tha theriuometrica!
Halstead’s Last Opportunity.
From the Missouri Republican i Oem.)
Gen. Tuttle, the lowa warrior, is drawing a
pension for an injury in the lack, sustained
while failing off a l eg in the service of his coun
try. If Field Marshal Halstead hud been origi
nal enough to conceive this idea of fighting, he
might have been martial in war as he is in
The Gettysburg Reunion.
Front the Neto York Star (Dent.)
The fraternization between tlie Union veter
ans from Philadelphia and the survivors of
Pickett's gallant command was hearty and
heartfelt. The occasion proves that none are
so truly brothers in patriotism as reconciled
fellow countrymen who have tested each other's
valor as foes. Tlie speeches of the veterans who
spoke for the North and for the South are paeans
of congratulation over the prosperity and glory
of a reunited country.
His Childish Insanity.
From the Philadelphia Record (Dem).
Sometimes an advocate of tariff robber) 1 be
trays u timidity in making iiis assertions that is
in strong contrast with the nature of his cause.
For example, one of them says: "The free
traders cannot get away from the fact that all
imported articles are vastly cheaper than when
there was no tariff.“ Now. if his courage laid
been equal to his willingness to deceive he wouid
have boldly said that tlie tariff has done more
to cheapen commodities than Watt's steam en
gine. Arkwright's spinning-jenny, Whitney's
cotton gin and ail the other multitudinous in
ventions of humau genius and skill for dimin
ishing the cost of production. That was what
he wanted to say. but his courage failed him,
and be fell into a childish insanity.
It is mean to hit a man who is down in the
mouth.— Youngstown Telegram.
A man may be a bad egg, but he's all right till
he gets "broke."— Dasort; Blizzard
The balance of trade often gives the pur
chaser only about fourteen ounces to the pound.
A Decatur man hitches up a goat and makes
him run a lawn mower. This is putting butter
to anew use.— Netenan Independent.
There are Craig Tollivers in Texas in every
thing but courage. Instead of shooting they
throw eggs - Fort Worth i Tex.) Gazette.
What could the woman have meant who,
when the doctor told her that her husband was
dying and that she had better send for a minus
ter. asked: "Will one be enough, doctor, or
would you advise a consultation?”— Rochester
At the boot-black stand in the Windsor Hotel
in Lincoln the following notice may be read:
Artistically Illuminated and Lubricated
Infinitesimal Compensation of lOc.per Operation.
In a book entitled 'The Beer of the Bible,' the
author undertakes to prove that the leaven
which the Israelites carried out of Egypt with
them was an Egyptian beer, called “booza "
This discovery is more important than at first
thought it appears to be. for now it is easily un
derstood why the Egyptian hosts took to water.
The Israelites had run off with all the beer.
Said Anna Snapp. of la,
To an artist in Savannah;
“Can you take a photograph on such a dark and
Said the artist of Savannah;
“I can take ya:
But before I take the picture you must guaran
tee the pay."
There is something in dreams after all. A
man in Barrington,.Pa , dreamed three nights
in succession that there was a box of gold coin
buried beneath an oak tree on his farm, and
then he concluded to make a search. While
digging with a pick he struck his left foot and
nearly amputated his great toe. Then he limped
home and resolved m dream no more about gold
being found under an oak tree.— Norristown
“Mr. Doppenheimer, I want to introduce a
burglar alarm into your house. It will indicate
at which door or window—”
"I don' want non- of dose tings. I don’ bod
der me mit burglars."
“Once you have tried them, Mr. Doppen
“Lx>k here, meester. If you wash got a con
drivance what keeps mine wife from goin’ dru
mine pockets when I wash ashleep. den I talks
mit you a leedle bit."— Harper's Bazar.
“Some people want the earth, and if they got
it I believe they would kick because it is a little
fiat at the poles," remarked a builder and con
"What's the matter?” inquired his com
"Do you sec that row of houses?"
“Well, I'm building them, and I got a paper
hanger to paper the entire biock and take in
consideration therefor one of the houses in lieu
of cash. I endeavored to make the same bar
gain with a plumiier, and. wouid you think it.
he declined. He wanted the remainder of the
row."— Philadelphia Call.
Emperor Dom Pedro has sailed for Europe on
the steamer Gironde.
George Dougherty, of Gettysburg, Pa., is 84
years old, and is still cutting teeth.
John T. Ford, of Baltimore has been a theat
rical manager for thirty-three years.
AcnMED Ben A mar, the Algerian lion slayer
has killed over 2tX) of the king of leasts, ’
President Cleveland writes of Henry Ward
Beecher as his "loved and honored friend."
George Gould has bought the titieof "Prince
of St. Louis” from the Italian government.
John Boyle O'Reilly intends to make some
canoe trips on the Penobscot and other rivers of
Maine next month.
Canon Wilberforce is a vehement opnonent
of vivsection. which, ho declares, has never re
sulted in a single discovery of importance.
Gen. Albert Pike says be has little time for
reading "She" and “King Solomon's Mines"
are the only new books iie has read for ever so
Tnn Marquis and Marchioness of Stafford aro
exploring the Yosemito valley. The Marquis is
the heir of *ho Duke of Devonshire, the largest
landholder in England.
The wife of the High Sheriff of Galway, Ire
land l as Invented and patented a jubilee brooch
and a jubilee bangle, both of which the Queen
has examined ami commended.
Sam Jones has invented anew and captivating
title for tlie reporter who doesn't report ids see
metis exactly to suit tlie nuthetlc preacher. Ho
calls him a pestiferous skunk."
Lord Tennyson is deriving great lienefit from
iiis yachting cruise along the English coast witli
ids son and Mrs. lldlain Tennyson. The
baroness did not accompany her husband,
Bret Hartk was a book agent in IN4O-'5O,
and a good one when lie w ould work, which was
seldom. In U'Gi lie was writing "condensed
novels' for the San Francisco Gulden Era at 35
Sin Dinshaw Manoi-kjek Petit, the Parsec
Sheriff of Bombay, has given mure than $750,
ntri for educational and other philanthropic pur
poses in that e,tv. Ids latest gitt being $,5,000 to
a women’s college.
While Lord Aberdeen was In San Francisco
lie was the recipient of many tagging letters,
ami lie left ivWniib him a considerable sum of
money in tho hands of a local society for tho re
lief of the deserving jko ir.
The only Anieiiiui now living who was pres
ent at tiie coronation of Queen Victoria fifty
years ago was tlie Hon. Richard Vaux, of Phila
delphia. who was at that time a member of the
legation to the Court of St. James.
Vii.le Beaumont, an exiled French Count,
who claims to lie .idle to trace his lineage bacn
to the time of William the Conqueror, is now
enniiug an honest living in the office of a Pitts
burg areniteot, where lie has tho reputation of
possessing rare ability.
The Duchess d'Alene. >n. who has recently be.
come insane, used to be as accomplished an
equestrian as her sister, the Empress of Austria.
She has never rallied from the si,ock caused by
the guiei li of King Louis of Bavaria, to whom
sin l bed Iven liet INC In*.l, ,md at mu l time she had
to Is- closely guarded to keep her from imitating
his tragic example.
II A P. Car eh, the Hawaiian Minister at
Washington, who denies that nuy considerable
quantity of arms has been recent!) shipped to
the Sandwich Islands, is said by the San Fran
cisco Post to be a member of tlie firm of C.
Brewer A Cos.. of Honolulu, to which part of the
arms were shipped, and lienee boa an interest in
manipulating the facta.
THE LONELY LITTLE GRAVE.
A Sad Story From the Plains of the
Wild, Untamed West.
From the Dakota Brit.
Did you ever come suddenly upon a crave off
on the prairie, tar from any human habitation?
Nothing can seem more sad ami lonely than
such a grave, with the summer wind bending
and waving the tall grass with a low murmur
ing harmony, which yon can just hear if you
listen closely, like fnr-off music
I remember finding such a grave—a little one
-a number of years ago, in a then almost un
settled portion of Dakota. It was ten miles to
the nearest house, Hut there was a board at
the head and foot—it was less than three feet
long—and an attempt at a feuee around it. It
was not an old grave and there was a little wild
rose bush growing on it. but the soil was so dry
that it was not flourishing, and it hail but one
little, withered bud. while on the surrounding
prairie the roses w ere all in bloom, making it
almost like a garden.
I rode twenty miles before I came to a house.
Here a man was working near a little new
board “shook.” I got into conversation with
him and asked him if he knew about the little
“About fifteen miles this side o' where tho
town is started now, and near a little mound'''
“Our little boy is buried there—the only child
we had. He died there when we were movin'
into the country a month ago. an' I buried him
there with my own hands, an' nobody with me
'oept my wife—and the bosses, the bosses looked
on—an'we come away an'left him I'm goin'
back after him soon, an' we’ll make him a little
grave here near our new home, where it won't
be so lonesome for the little feller.”
“Was he sick long?"
“!,oss'n a w eek. He was took sick one after
noon and tho next day it hurt him to ride in the
wagon, an’ so we stopped there with him. He
grew worse, an' nothing my wife or me could do
seemed to help him any, so I took one of the
hosses an' rode fit'tv miles to the nearest town.
The doctor couldn't go out, but he sent some
medicine, an' I went back as fast as I could.
My wife was all alone there on the prairie in the
covered wagon, an' tlie little feller kept grovvin'
worse. He seemed to know lie was goin' to die,
an' all day lie kop' askin' when papa was
coinin'. My wife set an' held his head in her
lap an’ kep' tellin' him that papa would come
pretty soon. Sometimes he would drop into a
feverish sleep, an’ then he would start up an’
say: ‘Mamma, ain't papa turn yet? I want to
see him.’ An'she soothed him" tha best she
could an' tried to hide her tears.
"I got there jest fore sunrise. The sky was
ail re-1 an' mighty fine lookin', an' the wind was
still, an' the grass an' little spring flowers ail
wet with dew. My wife heai-d me outside, an' I
heard her say that papa had come. An' I
stepped up an'crawled into the front of the
wagon, an' he raised up his head a little, an’ his
great big eyes were open awful wide, an' he held
out his hands to me an' said: Tse been waitin'
for no, papa, on was gone awful long!' An'l
knelt by his side where his mother was boldin'
his head in her lap. an' his eyes wandered an'
looked out the front of the wagon at the booti
ful red sky. an' once he stretched out his arms a
little an'then the sun come up an'he shut his
eyes an' my wife took holt o my hand an' we
both knowed he was gone, jes' as the sun come
“We did the best we could, burying him there
in a rough box I made, 'cause I didn't know how
fur we might go, an' as I told you. I'm going
back pretty soon an' bring him here, where it
wont be so lonesome for the poor little feller.”
Queer Questions Which Intervene Be
fore the Knot Is Tied.
From the Manchester Courier.
A clergyman, the vicar pf Fitsmoor. has been
speaking oa the modes of marriage in and near
Sheffield. He states that people are there mar
ried in b,italics; that the bridegrooms almost in
variably get the rings too small, and have at
times to lick the lady's delicate little finger to
induce the stubborn ringto naove on. It seems
to be no uncommon thing to find that the ring
is the difficulty through its presence or absence.
"Then, again," says the vicar, "when they
come to that important part of the marriage
service where the minister asks the man if he
will have this woman to he his wedded wife, the
man will not unfrequently turn to the woman
and say: Wilt tha’ black my boots" aud the
woman will invariably say: 'I will;' and the
man then rejoins: 'Now, tha'st said it.' and he
holds her to her word. Such are Yorkshire
A reverend canon of the church relates that
on one occasion it fell to his lot to marry his
footman to his cook. The footman wouid’per
sist throughout the service in putting his finger
to his forehead every time his master addressed
him, in accordance with custom. The reverend
gentleman remonstrated in an undertone,
‘‘Don't touch your forehead. John, but sav the
words after me." Then aloud: ‘Wilt thou take
this woman" etc. John, bearing in mind the
vicar's hint, replied, "After you, sir.” and the
assembled friends burst into laughter.
Cyrus W. Field.
FYom the New York World.
To lose a fortune is no more of a novelty to
Cyrus W. Field than to make one. The son of a
Connecticut clergyman, he began his business
life as a clerk in A. T. Stewart's dry goods
store. He must have been very popular with
th,-other employees, for when he left Stewart s
they gave him an oyster supper and presented
him with a gold scarf-pin adorned with a small
ruby, and the salaries of Stewart's clerks were
never large enough to make nester suppers and
ruby pins common Mr. Field went into the
paper trade and became rich, but while he
was travelling through the country to
solicit orders he was ruined by his
partner's folly. Again he built up
a magnificent paper business, paid all
his partner's debts and retired with a compe
tency. This he risked and apparently lost in
the first Atlantic Cable Company, but. like
bread upon the waters, it returned to him after
many days He bought the Mail when it was a
financial failure, and annexed to it the Repress,
which even the treasures of John Kelley and
Tammany Hall were insufficient to sustain, and
out of these two losing concerns he has made a
financial and journalistic success of tlie Mail-
Express. Such a man can no more be kept
down than a cork. Having once been bounced
out of the Elevated stogk by Samuel J. Tilden
and again by Gould ami sage, it is expected that
Mr. Field will undermine iiis persecutors by
doing for the Underground railway what he did
for the ocean cables. If he should break out
afresh in that direction the Elevated managers
might as well begin to take down their stilts and
give New York its streets once more.
Oh! sleep is a fair little maid.
With a step that is soft anil light,
And she waiteth on all the world
At the wonderful banquet of life.
Tis "Oblivion wine" she bears
Fresh from the'winepress of night,
Which she pours into empty cups
From her mystical tankard bright.
She passes a rollicking crowd
And offers her soothing draught;
Their life is too Joyous for sleep.
So they’bid her "Begone!" with a laugh.
But sooner or late she is bailed.
For "oblivion wine" they plead,
Alas! their cups are so full of sin
She can give them but half they need.
Then gladly she g*s-s to u weary child
Ana touches the wine to his lips;
He smiles up into her dreamy face.
His blue eyes dose while he sips.
So on and on through tlie motley throng
Moves the heaven sent little niaid;
There, giving an old man rest from care;
Here hushing the nman of a Irnhe.
But u drop can she give to the drunkard,
Though tie holds out his reeking cup.
While the tear stained cup of a woman
She pitifully fllletb up.
Ah! Sleep is a loved little maid.
For she stiUeth the noise and strifo
As she waits on tlie restless world
At th wearying banquet of life.
Nuui , l Roulomse.
+ Clour Gilt;*
From the St. Stephen* Renew.
Asa young officer doing duty with a Madras
cavalry regiment. Sir Edward Bradford was a
keen siiortsman. One day when tiger shooting
lie “missed liis mark," and soon found himself
in a tiger's clutches. It wan an anxious moment,
few of his friends being at hand. Asa sports
man of experience. Sir Edward knew well that
his licit course WHS to lie nnletiv and shim
death. Tlie tigor surveyed liis prev. looked
around, and thinking all was safe, set steadily
to work to make its meal Taking the voting
officer's hand in Ins month it was steadily dis
posed of. and the arm eaten to the elbow l. foro
Sir Edward's companions rune up and released
him. The cool resolution of tiie man in feigning
death had been the means of saving what has
since i,roved to Is- a piost valuable life, for ns
Sir Edward says w hen telling the storv. hid lm
moved, or iift -re l even a groan, the rigor would
have put an end to ids existence before golug on
witli liis repast.
Of course the shattered arm had to he re
moved from ihe shoulder. It may be Imagined
what tlie suffering was which the victim enlttired
while lying, quite conscious, in the power of a
veracious "man eater"
In rheumatism, to rub with, the genuine
Brown's Ginger Frederick Brown. Philadel
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ITEMS 05' INTEREST.
Over $617,000 in gold and silver was paid in
annuities to the Omaha Indians last week, and
there is now a strong demand among the sav
ages for firewater.
I* proportion to the number of soldiers each
State sent to the civil war, Kansas is said to
have lost the most—one in every five from that
State having either been killed in battle or died
of diseases contracted in the sendee.
According to Hufeland, the man who is des
tined to long life is of the middle size, and
somewhat thickly set. His complexion is not
too florid this head not too big: his shoulders are
round rath-: than flat: his tieck is not too long.
Teusoeath Manager S. W, Janes, of Jack
sonville, 111., raised a potato on his farm which
has a big tooth, whether it once belonged to a
man or some other animal or not is unknown.
At anv rate the potato was dug out of the
ground with a four-Dronged molar sticking to
A New You a gentleman, 94 years of age,
was asked tile other day by his grandchild to
bless her. Happening at that moment to have
a ten-dollar bill in his hand, he said: “No: I
will not bless you with the devil in my hand."
He then gave the money to an attendant, raised
his hands above his grandchild's bead, and saW
A carat of gold received its name from the
carat seed or the seed of the Abyssinian coral
flower. This was at one period made useful
when gems of gold were to be weighed and so
came about the peculiar and now general use of
the word. Twenty-two carats fine means that
out of twenty-four parts twenty-two are gold
and all the rust alloy.
A mare with a moustache was hitched to the
chain in front of the Mount Vernon (111.) court
house one day last week. The animal was a
gray, and the moustache was a light blonde
and extended entirely across the mare's upper
lip, and grew out at each corner to the length of
about itu or 8 inches. ' Each corner curled nice
ly, and the moustache was quite becoming.
The effect of the intense heat on the infant
population of New York may be noted by sim
ply walking through the down-town tenement
houses. Crape may be seen hanging at front
doors in almost everv block. In some places it
is long and new. with handsome rosettes, but in
a majority of cases it is old and faded, and on
many doors merely a scanty, well-worn ribbon.
The schooner Hattie Ellen, of Fail River,
Mass., engaged in swordfishing, struck a fish off
Brentons Reef lightship, and a man went out
in a small boat to secure the catch. The fish
thrast his sword through the bottom of the
boat and nearly swamped it. The fistierman.
after his fright had subsided, cast a line over
the protruding weapon and held fast until the
schooner came to his assistance, when the prize
was secured. It weighed 250 pounds.
As ancient Spanish spur, along with some
pieces of ancient crockery aud portions of a ho*
man skeleton, were plowed up by a farm laborer
near Austin, Tex., the other day. The spur,
rust eaten, ;s unlike anything else in this age.
au i is stated by antiquarians to helnng to the
Spanish era of three centuries ago. It is a foot
from tip to tip. and the rowel is a half foot in
diameter. The spur is supposed to have been
worn by the man portions of whose bones were
found with it.
Violinists will be interested to learn that
Wieniawskv's diabolically difficult “Romances
Russes'" have at last been played to a London
audience, and that, too, by a young and com
paratively unknown artist. Mr Seiffert, the
gentleman in questi on, achieved the feat with
out perceptible effort or anxiety, manipulating
a fine Amati violin WD h considerable power and
mastery. The florid interspersed harmonics
which make the piece so perilous seemed to pre
sent no special difficulty to him.
The Prince of Wales originated the idea of the
jubilee jugs which to the number of 35,000 w’ere
distributed to the children in Hyde Park last
week. His royal highness was much struck by
the distribution of rough brown cups bearing
the imperial cipher in relief, with which the Czar
commemorated the marriage of the Czarevitch;
and the productions of Messrs. lioulton, which
cyst nearly sixpence each, are great improve
ments on the original. The ground is of polished
cream colored earthenw are, and the two por
traits of the Queen (1031 and 188. ) are artisti
cally executed in neutral tints.
Of the twenty-two Aldermen concerned in
giving Broadway to Mr. Sharp. Jaehne, Mc-
Quade and O'Neil are in Sing Sing: Sayles,
DeLacy and Dempsey are fugitives in Canada;
Rothman is a fugitive in Germany; Kenny and
McLoughlin are dead; McCabe is insane": Kill
grail. Waite and Duffy have turned witnesses
tor the State: and Sheils, Finch. Farley, Cleary.
Wendel, Pearson, Reilly. Miller and Kirk are
under bail awaiting trial. The remaining two
of the Aldermen of 1881, who voted against the
Broadway scheme, are Hugh J. Grant, at pres
ent Sheriff of the city and county of New York,
and John Christopher O'Connor. With Sayles.
DeLacy and Dempsey in Canada, and also fugi
tives. are John Keenan, understood to have
tieen the agent who paid the bribes, and William
Moloney, a go-between.
A Hartford man writes to the New York
Evening Post sharply criticising the new Na
than Hale statue in the Connecticut eapitol.
He says: "The nose is out of proportion (it is
of a German rather than a Yankee cast), the
width of the face is improperly graded, and the
back of the head has no development at all,
much less the fine expression that any artist fa
miliar with the facts of the artist's life would
have given it. The chest is too narrow, the
shoulders not properly nut on, the neck ungain
ly. the facial features those of one aged 49 rath
er than 21. and without classical lines. The
thighs are not heavy enough: the legs have no
shapeliness; the muscles of the calves are mis-
f dared; the ankles are of improper size; flesh
ine of the heel runs outside of the shoe coun
ters The arms and hands are extended in an
unnatural manner; the right foot seems to toe
The Boston Budget Saunterer tells this story;
A couple of Boston ladies in an art store were
gazing upon an engraving of Millais' famous
picture, "The Angelas,'' and as they closely
scanned the two figures in the foreground oneof
them remarked: "I suppose he is just propose
ing to her; at least, they both appear so bash
ful like 1 should judge that was what the artist
intended to portray." "More like," said her less
romantic companion, "they are talking about
the crops, an !. with eyes turned toward the
ground, are looking for the first indications of
that fruitfulness that shall repay their toil"
Neither of the observers took the trouble to look
at the legend at the bottom of ibe picture, or if
they did, the title had no significance to their
worldly minds. Tills, one of the happiest of
artistic creations, dealing with the simple and
prayerful devotion of “The Angelus," could not
touch the heart of ’hose to whom simple piety
was an unknown quantity.
There is now being built in the Mother mar
ket, Stratford-on-Avon, a lofty, spire like struc
ture, to combine within itself drinking foun
tains for men. cattle and doits, and a four
dialled, illuminated clock with chimes, the
whole lieiiiT presented by Mr. George W.
Childs, of Philadelphia, as a jubilee gift to
Stratford on-Avon. The monument will he
about fifty feet high to the summit of the gilt
vane, in the base are the troughs and basil a
of the four.'aiu. ail of polished Peterhead gran
ite. Over these, on tie'four sides, are pointed
ID' ’lltl'si arches, on columns, with carved capi
tals, In the second story are arcades of three
arches, with circular turrets at the corners, and
in the upper story the four dials of the clock,
under enriched gables, with finals representing
mustard I. cobweb, inch, pea-blossom. The
liiittre •; of tlie lower story terminate in lions
and igl—' alternately, b ■ ii'ing shields, with the
anus of Great Britain, mid with die stars and
stripes of ihe United States With the excep
tion of the granite basins, steps and plinth, tho
whole Is to be erect'd in a fine-grained, very
hard and durable at.mu l . of u delicate grav tint,
from Boitonwood, in Yorkshire.
Albert uk Mrs, the great orator of the Cleri
cal party in the French Chamber, made an im
pressive speech on the nnny bill. He paid a
plowing tribute to the memory of the old army
which had acquitted itself so brilliantly in
Africa, the Crimen and Italy, and went on to
su.v: "Yes: 1 render a supreme homage to that
urmv which fought so valiantly at Grsvelotte
at". Rezotiville. at W' issenhurg and Reielishof
feu; to the army which mode (tint charge at Be
dan. of which 1 cannot speak without u rising
lii my throat, for half the regiment of Chasseurs
d'Afriqne, in which t first fought, remained on
the field that charge which drew from the
King of Prussia a cry. like that of William of
Orange at Serwinde. ‘Oh, those gallant fel
lows. h" cried, us the other had exclaimed
'les Insolent*'"' The entire House partook of
notion of the speaker. There wen- few
dry rvi - union, lhe members, whether they sat
on the right or the l"(t of the President. I oldies
ill the tribunes went aloud. Then suddenly, the
first thrill of emotion past, a loud rhe -r arose
from all the I- riches, only to be repeated again
and again. The speetnlors would have joined
hot! the regulations permitted, for they shared
the general enthusiasm And in the tribune,
pile witli emotion. liis arms crossed on big slab
wan breast. Rtood one of the heroes of the fray
It was long since such a chord had lieeii struck;
for the Simple, sinr-re; inntily language of tins
soldier-denot v sang deep Into all hsa>U
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