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rLAaTSMOUTn WEEKLY HERALD, THURSDAY, JUNE 1ft, 1887.
Vibni Our IU'KuUr Correionlii
"Wakiiinotox, Juue 8, 18S7.
Tho annuiil fhioii of tlio association
of MccliHiiical Engineers 1m cu held
hero this week. Thin wrgstn'. it ion nuui
lcrH over seven hundred members. All
of tlicni uro not present at thin esion,
however, but rcjuHcntfttives from nil purl
of the Union nre. On Wednesday eTtn
Jnjj they were given a reception at the
beautiful residence of cx-CoinmiiMner
Dent. This housa is) one of the handso
mest iu the city, in regard to vieT and
fcituiitioii it i.s undoubtedly one of the lin
os in the I )istriet. On Oeorgtown I Ieights
iu u park of noble old oak trees, the broad
house with its wide hull und windows,
has an air of solidit,' , . , nnanencc not
often to be mot wit i u A ncrican house.
J'he reception was largely attended by
many prominent persons, residents and
visitors, and tlio members of the associa
tion, w ith tlio ladies accompanying them,
must take away with them the pleasantest
impressions of Washington, as indeed any
visitor hero during the month of May
must be sure to do.
The President und Sirs. Cleveland still
remain in the Adirondack woods, where
the President, if the catch of fish may not
always come up to his wishes, can find iu
perfection that immunity from the public
Uaze so dear to hi heart.
The count of the cash in the Treasury
prior to the transfer of the office of Treas
urer from Ir. Jordan ta Mr. James W.
Hyatt1 of Nonvalk, Conn,.has begun and
will continue indelinitly. The National
Hank Notes, the Legal Tenders, and sil
ver Certificates, were counted in two days,
but when it couies to silver dollars piled
stack upon stack in the vaults it is another
matter. If the men who succeeded in
forcing the making of a law to purchase
tv million of silver bullion a month (2,
500,000 btandered silver dollars) could
witness this count, they might probably
realize the enormity of their offense. Each
thousand dollars weigh sixty pounds, and
is tied in a separate bag. The bags are
passed one by one down a line of from
eight to twenty men according to the dis
tance to be traversed from one vault to
another, each bag is weighed in the pres
ence of a committee, and piled up again
in vaults that have to be braced up by
strong beams on tho outside to prevent
silycr from bursting the walls. Every
available space" .n thc Treasury isnowoc
cupied by these bags of meiu!, an 8ome
idea of the magnitude of the subject may
be reached and brought nearer a practic
able conception, when it is understood
it this store is added to each month by
fifteen thousand pounds of silver in five
thousand bags. Where will it end?
When w ill it stop? Washington will be
come a second Pompeii, and be buried,
not in ashes, but in silver.
The fleeting characterj of Washington
life was most sadly exemplified the other
day, when it was desired to give Sir Ed
ward Thorton, the former minister of
Great Brilian to the United States, a
dinner. Sir Edward was requested to
make out a list of his former friends here
lio would liko to meet again. He did so,
and of all that list, numbering men once
active and prominent in political and
social life, but one could be found in the
town, The others, where? Dead or for
gotten in the oblivion of soma distant
You cannot afford to waste time in ex
perimenting when your lungs are in dan
ger. Consumption always seems, at first,
only a cold. Do not permit any dealer
to impo-i; n:n you with some cheap imi
tation i t J)r. King's New Discovery for
Consumption, Coughs and Colds, but be
euro you get the genuine. Because he
can make more profit he may tell you he
has something just as g.xd, or just the
same. D :i't oo deceived, but insist
upon getting Dr. King's New Discovery,
which is guaranteed to give relief in all
Throat ailing and Chest affections. Tri
ixl bottles free at F. Q. Fricke & Co.'s
drug store. (6)
A rciu.irkablo accident happened
recently to a young girl of New Lisbon,
O. While disrobing for tho night she
had souio difficulty in drawing off her
stockings, her feet being damp. As she
was pulling it the stocking unexpectedly
- came off, her hand was released with such
sudden force that it struck her under the
chin and caused her to bite her tongue
nearly in two. This incident ought to be
sufficient, one would thiuk, to start the
fashion among the ladies of going to
bed with their stockirjg3 on. Thus, in
summer, tho danger of tongue biting
would be done away with, and in winter
life would become more endurable to
poor and wretched husbands who hereto
fore have grown thin and hollow-eyed
wrestling with the cold feet and long toe
nail problems. Ex.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve
Tho Best Salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Ilands, Chilblains,
Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi
tively cures Piles, or no pay required.
It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac
tion, or money refunded- Price, 25 cents
per box. For sale by
SUTy F. G. Fbickk & CD.
Democratic organs in Iowa are ad
miringly quoting the following declar
ation from a recent interview with Presi
dent Cleveland: "I drink beer and light
wines, and I think I feel all the better for
them, but I do not recommend their use
to others, because I believe that every
man should bu a law unto himself in this
matter." In an interyiew with a stuff
correspondent of the New York World
the other day, Blaine mid: "I do not
smoke or use tobacco in any form; in
fact, I never had a pi-co of tobacco in my
mouth. I never took stimulants. Never
was in the habit of taking a glass of
liquor, even occasionally. I don't know
the taste of ruin, whisky, brandy or gin.
That seems strange to you, doesn't ti I
dare say yeu could tell me a good deal
about liquors that I never expect to ex
perience Sioux C'ttu Journal.
Sixty duys iu a military uniform, whose
sightless eyes were blind to the sunlight
which trickled through the leaves of the
trees above their heads, unci who could
not recognize the faces of the friends and
kinsmen who surrounded them, marched
and drilled yesterday in the grounds of
the Pennsylvania institution for the in
struction of the blind, with the precision
of veterans, according to a recent account
in the Philadelphia Press.
The drilling of the cadets is a feature
of this institution and it is an original
fcaturo, too, which there is none similar
in the country. The patience, the study
and time ppent upon this branch of in
struction presents a reward in the im
proved bearing of the little sodiers, and
tho health which the exercise gives them.
When the cadets marched from the
gymnasium to the playground it w as al
most impossible to believe the miniature
militiamen were blind. Thc;r shoulders
were squared, their heads erred and their
step was fiirm and regular. The muzzles
of their muskets made an unwavering
line of light, and the red stripes on their
bluo trouser legs roue and fell with the
regularity of a machine. It was the final
full-dress drill of the cadets, and all of
their friends and relations and the friends
of the institution were gathered around
the walls of the playground.
But the applause which saluted the ca
dets as they filed past was the only
knowledge they had of tho near presence
of hundreds of spectators. The left hand
of each boy rested, as he marched, on the
left shoulder of the one preceding him.
The first !?"v ia cac'1 Company could see.
Cominandant-Maj. Harry '
directed the company to "ground arms,"
and at the word every gun touched the
ground at the same moment. The cadets
separated and stood at two yards dis
tance. Then, at the spoken command,
they went through a calisthenic drill,
clapping their hands, raising their arms
and swinging them like so many auto
mations, workod by the same piece of
It was only when the boys bent over to
touch the ground with their finger tips
that there was any irregula-ity; then the
difference in height of the cadets made it
impossible for the long-limbed boys to
recover themselves as quick as did their
younger companions. The guns were
picked up and the command was given,
Twos, threes and fours forward." The
ranks broke and there was a scattered
movement to the right, the right hands
and arms of the cadets held their muskets
firm and the left hands moved anxiously
in search of a companion's shoulder. By
some instinct finer than sight itself the
moment the wandering fingers of a cadet
touched the person of a comrade he
seenied to know instantly that it was the
man lie sought.
In a few seconds the batalion was
formed in close ranks of two. As the
ranks marched and countermarched,
broke and reformed, the other inmates of
the institution sat and stood in grouts
around the walls, guessing from the
words of command what their compan
ions were doing. Among them was a
large, heavly built man who sat with one
hand over his sightless eyes and with the
other clasped in both of those of a little
girl. She called-him father, and as the
drill went on told liim as gaphicaUy as a
child could what her black pretty eyes
saw before her, and how and what the
cadets were doing.
At the conclusion of tho drill acting
principal Frank Battles called from the
ranks those of the boys who had won the
nine gold and bronze medals which
different friends of the institution have
awarded annually to the best soldiers of
the batallion. It was a pretty and pa
thetic picture the young soldiers made
as they stepped forward with their faces
flushed with pleasure and saluted while
the medals were pinned upon their breasts.
And it was still more pathetic t see them
when they had been led back to the
ranks, nervously finger the new decora
tions to read, if possible, their beauty
through their finger-t-ps. Ex.
In the decline of life, infirmities be
set us to which our youth and maturity
were strangers, our kidneys and liver are
subject to derangement, but nothing
equals Dr. J. IL McLean's Liver and Kid
ney Balm as a regulator of these organs.
Of XVoplo Whom the World LIU to
i:ettl Something About.
Clans fSjjrwkela, tho San I'ranelseo sugar
kin;;, inten.lj to purchase a lot and liulM a
villa in l'urla.
Mayor Howitt, of JJow York, want tho
city to receive a royalty of one cent ior pos
wniir from tho&treot railways that adopt tho
KU'i.huii V. Varacy thinks tlio southwest
tho "corning" noetioti of tho country, alike for
its natural resourced wi'l tho hcalthfulucss of
Irving Fishor, a Yalo student, has Invented
mi n) 'i n rutin for n-cordinn tho length and
htreiigtli of tho stroke ullcl ly each im-uilier
of a rowing crew. It is already in uso.
Nato Salisbury, who is liufnilo Bill's part
ner, pro tow to intrMlu' o pojtoorn in London
this MinntiiT. Ho hiw ordered 100 bushels of
tho uniHijed vegetable from a Mew York
Hiss Emma Abbott Fays she Is tho only
prima donna in tho world who sings publicly
seven nights a week, and sho can sing throo
notes higher than any other excepting Soin
brich. J. 15. Hargpnt, tho woll known manufac
turer, has left his homo in Now Haven for a
trip round tho world. Iloforo ho left hosjient
a wholo day in shaking bunds with each one
of his 2,000 employes.
When Jacob Kchaelkopf, tho millionaire
tanner of Buffalo, took his wifo around to
look at a $500,00:.) residence which ho roeently
bought, her only criticism wns that nh was
ufraid if sho lived there nhe "would Imveto
keep a girl."
Hir John Millais, in distributing tho prizes
at tho Kheflield School of Art recently, highly
praised tho work of "an American named Ab
bey," whosft Illustrations of "Sally iu Our Al
ley" lie regarded as tho most beautiful ho had
seen for many years.
Senator Leland Stanford has presented to
bis brother, Josiah Stanford, tho celebrated
Warm Springs ranch in southern Alumonda
county, Cal. Tlio property is vnluod at
$:?r0,ooi, and was once one of tho most noted
health resorts in tho state.
Mrs. Langtry's admirers havo lately noticed
a sad falling olF in her looks as she rolls patt
tfieni in her victoria. Hor pallor and her
languid nir havo something to do with tho
ehnugo, but Homo other reason hail to bo ad
duced for tho very marked diirorvnee in her
nppearanco. It now turns out that the Jersey
Ijily has had her hair cut iu boy fashion. The
experiment, in tho opinion of connoisseurs,
hiiu not proven a success.
A Very Krmiirhitblo Ilonqtittt.
. The king of Holland received, on his seven
tieth birtlida3, a very remarkable gift from
tlio queen. Ilor majesty, upon congratulat
ing tho king, told him that sho had a largo
bouquet of flowers for him, but it was so
heavy that sho had asked tho ladies in waiting
to bring it in. Tho door was opened, and
several ladies entered, carrying an immense
bouquet, which they placed before tho king.
His majesty was greatly surprised when sud
denly tho top of tho bouquet opened, and the
head of his infant daughter peeped through
tlio flowei'S. Tho king was delighted with
this pretty surprise, which wo should think
has not been equaled since tho days of tho
"four and twenty blackbirds." Homo
A Porter's Velocipede.
A Washington negro of an iuvontivo turn
of minu .'" invented a porter's velocipede a
sort of Quadi icyele carryall. It is about half
the size of a street car, with room for four
"fares" and a trunk besides the locomotor,
who elta somewhere near the center and
plunges away at the podals, which turn he
hind wheels. So far ho ha3 ventured oub
with his great invention only aftr night, but
ho hopes to be ready to come out in the broad
glare of day and pour his devoted perspira
tion over tho streets of tho natioual capital
before tho July sun 6hall celebrate the glori
A Weld Without Flro.
Relative to making a perfect weld of steel
without fire or borax, a blacksmith writes:
"A job came to iny shop a few days ago in
tho shapo of two pieces of three-quarter inch
round steel, welded together end to end. A
taper plug of steel was in ono end of a shaft
on which a corn burr was running. The plug
of steel was bearing against a like piece of
steel in tho frame,' the object of this being to
tighten the burrs. Owing to a loose box on
tho shaft, the shaft got to jumping, giving a
siilo motion and creating friction enough to
weld tho two piocesof steol together as stated.
Tho two pieces of steel were hardened."
Three Omaha Indians, one of whom id a
returned student, havo clubbed together and
bought a seeding machine. Ono of theso men
was ablo by its use to put in forty acres of
wheat in ono day. The three Indians have
planted on their farms over 100 acres of
wheat. They are now renting out the ma
chine to the white farmers in their neighbor
luxxl at ten cents per acre planted. Work
end thrift bring good fellowship everywhere.
Carlisle (Pa.) Indian School Star.
Holies from th Bad Lands.
The Smithsonian institution has received
from Col. J. II. Wood, of St. Paul, the bodies
of five persons a man, woman and three
chiflren taken from a cave in the Bad
Lands of Dakota by a miner. The bodies
aro simply dried up, and are not petrified,
but aro in a remarkable state of preserva
tion. Scientific men who havo seen them say
they belong to a race which existed 2,000
years ago. Scientific American.
Lovers In Fiction.
Liszt gave an amusing account of the man
ner in which George Sand used her lovers in
fiction after she had done with them in fact.
"First, she limes her butterflies," he said;
'then she foods them in her box with grasses
and flowers; this is the love period. After a
time she sticks a pin into them; they struggle
hi their pain; but she has had enough of
them and is now bent on vivisection. In the
end they will be preserved as dried specimens."
New York Tribune.
A Once Famous Cow.
The famous cow Electa, for which her
owner, A. J. Cowan, of enango county, Fa.,
once refused $10,000, was sold by him to nn
Oil City butcher the other day for $50, she
having been ruined by overfeeding. Although
tlds cow stood at the head of all milk pro
ducers iii this country a few years ago, her
pedigree was never known. She came to
Cowan's farm as an estray. She was a
famous prize winner. Boston Budget.
The Two Johns.
In Biddeford, lie., are two brothers, each
named J ohn esley. The elder, when a boy,
was stolen by Indians, and after a time given
up for dead and a tombstone was set up to
his memory. In the mean time another son was
born to the family and named after tho first
John, wiio some years after was returned to
his family. The two Johns are known in tfee
family aj "Qux John" and "Indian John."
WHAT THE PAPER3 SAY
CLIPPINGS OF INTEREST.
A noted Washington mesmerist, writing to
a frivnd in that city from tho city of Mexlv,
ay that on April b ha bad a $.r,00 houso ia
the city of Muxlco, but iui tlio lnterprutr got
frightened und did not adequately usplnin
things, the superstitious and ignorant uudiunce
howled for their money tiuCk and 'JireaUined
arrest, and tho meamurist left next morning
for 4,tho state."
A man iu a car on a Maine railroad thought
that ho felt a bii crawling on hi neck, and
Kruhttod for it. Then thero was a scream, and
tho man found himself clutching tho hack
hair of a woman who had been bitting ln-hind
him with her buck to his.
A circus ticket seller earned hl9 "salt" in
Philadelphia tho other evening by selling
seats to 10,000 tersous in fifty minutes, a feat
which involved tho bundling of 200 tickets or
$100 a minute.
Speckled trout served cold with lettuce and
Mayonnaise dressing is said by a Uoton man
to bo worthy tho attention of those who know
agoxl thing when they taste it. ThisdiMi is
particularly.palutublo along about midnight.
A Haverstraw woman, who believed there
was "good luck" in having a bird fly in a
houso, chased a canary bird in, ami In doing
so upset and broke a ten dollar hxtking glass.
It is reported that a quarry of tho famous
"giallo antico," or yellow marble, used so
much by tho ancient Romans, has been dis
covered near St. Oonovievo, Mo.
Tho late John T. Raymond was nn indefat
igable collector of coins. His collection is
valuable, and will soon le Hold at auction iu
A bald hea led Italian and a red headed no
irro were among tho curiosities in an Albany
police court a few days ago.
Tho first fchcet of tin plate over mado in
this country was successfully manufactured
at Youngstown, O., last week.
Put into plain English, Kapiolani's name
signilies, "The dropping of tho clouds from
Over 1H0 natural gas ami oil companies
have been organized in tlio state of Ohio dur
ing tho past sixteen months.
The Baltimore park commissioners have
just prohibited kissiug iu the public park un
der penalty of 10.
New York ts talking about an angry son
who weurs mourning because his mother hu
At u White IIoiimo Kcccptlon.
Oneo at a White nouse public reception,
when tho crowd was immense, Sir Edward
Thornton and Lord George Montague, tho
last a son of tho Duke of Manchester, tried to
make their way into the blue room along
with the general crowd. The policeman on
duty waved them back.
"Do you know, sir," said Sir Edward, in hi
most important manner, "that I am Sir Ed
"And I," suit! Lord George, who was a
meek, inoffensive little fellow, UI am Lord
"Uo 'way," responded tho policeman ; "don't
tell me two such little grasshoppers as you
aro Sir Edward Thornton and Lord Georgo
Montague." Washington Letter.
Tho Iicauty by Daylight.
It was stated that Mrs. Langtry had had
her hair cut in boy fashion, preliminary to
adopting a course of treatment that would
Impart a uniform color to it. In daylight her
admirers noticed that there were strands of a
dark gold hue intermingled with tresses that
were almost raven black, and the knowledge
appeared to make some of them wavor in
their allogianco to tho English woman. An
acquaintance thinks that Mrs. Langtry has
shown herself before gaslights altogether too
indiscriminately of late, and swears that on
one occasion the tiny breaks in what ap
peared to be enamel were quite noticeable.
New lork bun.
Noted for Ills Agility.
Mr. John Ripple, who died in Ogle, Ta..
recently, at the ago of 87 years, was a noted
citizen of the place, whero he was best known
as "Old Johnny Ripple." Large stories are
told of his strength and agility. It is said
that when he was in his prime ho eould kick
tinware from a store ceiling eleven feet above
the floor. Once, when rafting on tho Monon
gahela river, the raft was wrecked, and he
eseuped by jumping over twenty feet to a
rock, from which he was rescued. He would
place four and five hogsheads in a row, jump
out of tho first into the second, and so on to
the last, then jump bsckward to tho first,
with apparent ease, New York Sun,
In Too Big a Hurry.
A veteran Boston fireman, in Lis anxiety to
make a record thrtthcr night, mounted his
carriage upon hearing an alarm and drove to
tho fire, utterly ignorant of the fact that In
his haste ho had forgotten to put on either
oantaloons or boots. As his carriage flew
along the street a wag shouted: ''Save me,
mother, tho Indians are after me," but still he
drove on. Upon arriving at the fire, says
The Herald, it was laughable to see the way
ho clung to his carriage, wrapped in his
blanket, and it will be a long while before he
hears the last of it from his fellow firemen.
Au Assessor's Calculation.
There is a certain township assessor who
valued a truct of ten acres for taxation at
$1,000. The valuation had not been changed
for a score of years. At length one acre was
sold to a stranger for $1,000. The following
year the assessor valued the single aero at
$1,000 and the nine acres which remained in
the original holder's possession were valued
at $000, The assessor claimed that the one
aero plot being then sold for $1,000 he was
required to value it at that sum, but that the
nine acre plot having been diminished by
one-tenth should bo valued at one-tenth less.
The Pitcher on the Post.
More than thirty yeara ago a young girl
was in tho act of placing a pitcher on a post
which stands near tho South Carolina rail
way, five miles from Aiken, when she was
struck dead by lightning. Ever since this
tragic occurrence the pitcher has remained
on the post, safe by superstition from the
touch of negroes, who believe that the arm
which touches it will be paralyzed. Storms
and cyclones and earthquakes have not di:
placed it, although the post which holds it is
fast crumbling with decay. Chicago limes.
A Cool Demand.
A Yankee lawyer has written to the regis
ter of deeds of Chowan county that a client
of his has the record book of equity of that
county for the period between 17&8 and 1795;
that it had been taken from the office during
the late war, and that he will restore it for
$100. What ought to be done with such a
fellow? Raleigh (N. C.) New.
Waiting for the Steamers.
Sixty-five thousand persons, now residents
of Europe, hold tickets for America, and ore
only watting for the steamers to bring them
over. Europe has many great statesmen, but
they don't appear to know how to make life
worth living for their fellow countrymen.
Boston Globe. j , -
E. G. DQVEY & SON.
We want to call your attention to the fact that we cau
show you in our new ntock for
A superb line of everything carried in a firnt
class line of
1 Dry Goods,
u8!isware and Groceries.
AVe have the handsomest Line of Kinbroiderie.s, loth
in Narrow and wide, ever brought to the City.
Our Stock of Dress CJoods, both in
Wool and Wash Goods; also
in White (ioods is
UNSURPASSED BY ANY OTHER LINE IN THE CO.
Our lino ot T;ille Linen, N.'ipkiii, Crushes, Towel, IViiiU,
Gino-limns ;ind Muslin i.s well worth looking over.
Kspeciiil attention is culled to our
Which is fuller iind more eomp'ete tlinn usiml, ut prices that will
satisfy )'ii. In our
AVe have Good Values to oil'.T and want to keep up our rep
utation by Helling none hut Good Goodri. "Vre take consider
able pride in our
-:- QUEENS WARE -:- DEPARTMENT-:-
And can show the iinest line of this Class of Goods handled by
nliy iirm in the city. We invite inspection ot our differ
ent Departments, assuring all that we oll'er our Gooda
AT LOWEST ritlCES.
E.G. DQVEY & SON
JUST SHEia'WOOX) BLOCK
Jiikt opened with
Books, Fancy Goods, Ladies' Stationery,
FIFTH STREET, ONE DOOR FROM MAIN.
E GU All AN TEE our
and give better satisfaction than the best Lead and
Oil, aud will torfeit the value ot the paint and cost of applying
it not tound as represented. Can you ask any better Guar
antee? "We have sold these paints tor two years, and every,
one who has used them pronounce them
TO -:- -:- TIJE -:- BEST.
They will cover one-third more surface than Lead and '
Oil and will wear longer and look better. Don't buy paints
until yoa Eee our samples.
Will J. Wqi'i'iobj.
X. JJ.: "We make bottom prices on Lead, Oil, "Wall Paper,
Varnish, Ivalsomine, Brushes, &c.
J. F. BAUMEISTER,
FEED, FLOUR AND PROVISIONS
Highest Cash Price Paid For
jB"U-tter a-rxci Eggs.
n unexcelbed line of FLOUR always in stock. Neville Block, North 6th St
a complete lln of
Mixed Taints to do better work
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