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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA.
IMI. H. WISlTBK,
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA' S"HUSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1875. NUMBER 8.
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Mo.st rr the inillh at Fall Kivcr, Mass.,
resumed cprrntirms on the 27t! of Scp
tenilMjr. I). K. Farwcil, a cinductor extensively
known amorg railroud men, was killed
by an accident to his train at Winthrop,
Missouri, September 25th.
A. W. IIowcU, tclcgiaph operator, and
railroad agent at Fillmore, Ky., opposite
Cairo, was run over and killed while
coupling cart, Septemtar 25th.
The axle foundry of Aikina & Diutn
mond at Louitvllle, waB damaged by file
to the amount of $9,000, September 22th.
Clark & Webbing' tool manufactory
with their MiMon factory, at Hntuiiton,
.Conn., were burned on the 27Th orSep-
teaiber. Losp, $80,000; insurance, $37,-
The Prcsideut has ap.on'ed Ah xan
der O. Irvine, of Illinob, rgent for the
Indians of the Nav.ijo Agency in Ncvr
Rev. Father P. Btde O'UoLiicr, Vicar
General of the rtuxeae of Vicccqncs,
Catholic church, diid at Tena HuUe of
congestion of tic Eton ach, September
Jacob Hitter, a laljrer at New Al
bany Ind., while undir the effects of
liquor, September 2Ud, crushed his
.wife's skull with a Lamincr, and then
cut his own throat.
Thousands of drowned cattle are
strewn over the j.ruiries south of Indian
ola, Texas, and tevcral light coasting
steamers are lying in the same direction,
from six to ten miles inland.
Mrs. Hogan of Baltimore has recover
ed $8,000 damages tigainst the Cumber
land & Pennsylvania 1L R. for the loss
or hrr huiband by a locomotive explo
sion. She brought suit for $20,000.
To thirds of the Rockland print
works at Haverstow, N. Y., were burned,
September 20th. Peter Penman, fore
man ol the printing room, was killed.
Li, $250,000 to $::! ,W-0. li.stmd.
Samuel T. Set 1 , ol Sulalia, Missouri,
killed hinti-clf in his bed room atahotel
m Louibvillc, KyM September 24th, by
shooiing himself through the brain. He
was on Lis way home, and suffering from
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a imx'vi j'Litaawi nw11 mm" u.imlh wwwi
Garden for the winter for Moody and
Sankey to hold a series of revival meet
iucs. Tho meetings are to begin No-
v ruber It t, and continue through the
Dr. C. Chiuey, formerly ot Kansas
'City, was killed at C-tlumbus, Kansas,
on tl c night of September 24th oy a
man Mipptscd to be James T. McCor
miVk. The dtctor had corralled some
cattle belonging b McCormicK for
ti(ypabii'g,ar.d it isupposcd that this
led to the murder.
McCoimick is miss-
Caroline Pells, a joung German wo
man, recently attempted to swindle the
Nassau, N. Y., bank out of $19,400 on
tho forged check of Warder, Mitchell &
Co ;of Springfield, Ohio. She was con
victtd and sentenced to two and a half
years in the penitentiary.
About 300 men attacked the jail at
.Bcllerontain, Ohio, on the night of Sep
tember 23d, battered down the doors,
aud dragged out a man named James
Schell and hung him to a tree. He had
been arrested for the murder and at
tempted rape of Miss Loughlin.
Glass, Neely & Co., of Pittsbu'g,
closed their iron works September 24th.
lluir liabilities are btated to be $310,
000, with assets amounting to $350,000.
The assets consist of mill property not
available at tho present time. About
300 hand are thrown out of employ-
The boiler of a portable engine at
tached to a thrcshtag machine near, De
fiance, Ohio, exploded on the 22d of
September, instantly killing A. Ward
Lawrence, engineer; Geo. Lawrence, fire
man, and Adam Gilgy, and Injuring
Orrille Cassill, mortally, Michael Schlutt
seriously, and M. Howell slightly. The
head of the boiler was blown through
the tide of the house, and through the
""kitchen into the sitting room. Th"e
bodr of the boiltr was blown through
I the brn,demolihg the thresher. Tbe
cause is Eupposei -to have been a defect
ia the flues of the boiler.
Only five of the three hundred houses
ia Indian da, Texas, were left standing
fter the flood. Whn, the storm was at
its hsiffht the waler iin the city rose over
six feet ia two hoars. The wind was
blowias at the rate of 88 miles aa hoar,
dr. via the water and breakers through
ui tha citT at the rate of fifteea miles aa
hoar, sweeaiag eTerythiag In its way.
Several ssmall settlciseats. Baasbenag a
total popalatioa of 150, were also swept
away, saakiag, with the 350 lo,t at Ia
diaaola, a total of 400 Uvea lost. Terri
ble accoaats are given of the destitution
r f k Mrvivor. Tke MfTiuaas robbed
the bedies washed to the plain, fro four
iiria:x:maes bade of the city, cuttle; the
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w -S- ZIZ. A nhtaia fcir icwelrv. As SOOU
ta this was heard ef ia the city, a Bsrty
went oat aaa nuea are mu-
caat at at the oevmsa
The r.-coj.t raina havn been
damaging to tin: English hop ctop.
It is reported that the Ctrlists have
fired several times at a IJjitiih man ot
war neir Matrieo.
Privite telegrams report that the Der
vibh Pasha has been surprised near Rav
no, and lost 200 men killed.
The damage by the great storm of
S.'pt. 27th, in Liverpool, is immense.
Nearly every building in the city tuffercd
some injury. Several fatal casualties arc
A special from Berlin says Dean
Susczinsky has joined, the Old Catholics
arid married. The Old Catholics were
thUBblit;cd to decide the question of
priests marryirg, and thry decided i
The American ship Ellen Southard,
wa9 lost in a gale, Sept. 27th, on the
Lancestcr coist, 20 miles from Liverpool.
Nine of the crew were drowned, and the
cargo is a total loss.
Dispatches from the Swedish aretic
expedition report its arrival at Ham
mcrsfest, Norway. All the officers and
men are well. Important maps and
scientific collections have been made.
On the 21th of September a large
meeting of manufacturers was held in
Paris lo consider the matter of- partici
pation in the Philadelphia exhibition.
A resolution was unanimously adopted
declaring that the representation of the
French manufacturers at Philadelphia
is to the interests of the French in a
patriotic as well as an economic senso,
and the meeting pledged itself to do all
in its power to attain this object.
Pokonoua Coloring Materials.
Dr. Hirt, of Breslau, has recently
called attention to the increasing use in
trade of poisonous coloring matters, es
pecially those containing arsenic and
lead. He detected arsenic in the com
position used for painting over sugar
plums, and also in the green paper cm
ployed for wrappi ngr tides of food, for
covering toys, and for lamp shades. It
was also found in the paints in children's
paint boxes. Lead wa8 found In the
coloring matter of articles of fooJ, in
colored tupcrs, used for packing fcub-
latwcea of food, and the coveiing. of .toys,
wafers and hair-dyes. A brick colored
paper, containing red lead, is very exten
sively used for packing chocolate-tablets
and bonbons; and each sheet was found
to contain about 28 grains of lead, rep
resenting about 29 grains of oxide, or
51 grains of sugar of lead. Each sheet is
sufficient for packing sixteen chocolate
tablets, or from thirty -two to thirty-six
bonbons; consequently, with each tablet
there are three grains of sugar of lead,
and with each bonbon 1 grains. The
sugar used in bonbons has a tendency to
unito with the lead and form a sacchar
ate,and thus to render soluble the per
haps otherwise insoluble lead com
pounds. Tho boxes containing choco
late-tablets and bonbons are often damp,
and the wrapping-paper is soft and per
vious to moisture; and there can be no
doubt that toe materials contained in the
papers must come into contact with the
lead and become impregnated with the
Persons sometimes feil remarkably
well the appetite is vigorous, eating is
a joy, digestion vigorous, sleep sound,
with an alacrity of body and an exhila
ration of spirits which altogether throw
a charm over life that makes us pleased
with everybody and everything. Next
week, to-morrow, in an hour, a marvel
ous change comes over the spirit of the
dream; the sunshine has gone, clouds
portend, darkness covers the face of the
great deep, and the whole man, body
and soul, wilts away like a flower without
water in midsummer.
When the weather is cool and clear
and bracing, the atmosphere is full ot
electricity; when it is sultry and moist
and without sunshine, it holds but a
small amount of electricity, compara
tively speaking, and we have to give up
what little we have, moisture being a
good conductor; thus, In giving up in
stead of receiving more, as we would
from the cool, pure air, the change is
too great, and tlie whole man languishes.
Many become uneasy under these cir
cumstances; "they can't account for it;"
hey imagine that evil is impending and
resort at once to tonics and stimulants.
The tonics only increase the appetite
without imparting any additional power
to work up the additional food, thus
giving the system more work to do, in
stead of less. Stimulants seem to give
saore strength; tbey wake up the circu
lation, but it is only temporarily, aad
unless a new supply is sooa taken, the
system raas further down than it would
hare done without the stimulate Leace
it is ia a worse coadititioa than if mean
had been taken. The better coarse would
be to rest, take aothlag bat cooling
traits aad berris aad meloaa, aad tome
acid drink when thirsty, adding ,af de
aired, some cold bread aid batter; the
recy aext moraine will bristt welcome
change. BeiTs sumat ef ifes.
Ity I'm. Ianlrl Klrwood or Itloomlnc
IngtoN, Incl. I'hraomcB to 1ms Obarrv!
In lb Heavens Muring the Next Twenty
To the amateur astronomer a brief
enumeration of the principal phenom
ena to occur in the near future will not
be without interest. The following list
includis the total eclipses of the sun
and moon, the transits of Mercury and
Venus, occultatiom of fixed stars by the
moon, the return of periodic comets the
probable dute of meteoric showers, and
the epochs of maxim i and minima of
solar spo's, from the present time" till
the close of the nineteenth century!
1875. On the morning of Nov. 23,
Spiea Yirginit, a well knewn ttar of the
first magnitude, will be occulted by the
moon. The immersion behind the
moon's bright limb will occur about 20
minutes before 2 o'clock, or a few min
utes after the moon shall have risen. The
occulation will continue about 1 hour
and 12 minntes.
1870. Three occulatioas of the Pleiades
will take place in the last three mouths
of the year, viz: On Oct. 0, Nov. 30,
and Dec. 28. The phouomeha may be
well observed with a small te!c:Cope.
1877. D'Arretfs comet will return to
perihelion in January of this year. A
total icliptc of the moon, invisible in
this country, will take place on the 27th
of February. Another will occur on the
23.1 of August, partly visible In the
1878. This will be the next year of
sun-spot minima. On Blay 0 Mercury
will pass over the sun's disk, the transit
occupying 7h. 47ra. This, with a single
exception, is the longest duration of a
transit on record. On the 28th of July
there will be an eclipse of the Eun, total
in Colorado and also in the Island of
Cuba. No other opportunity of witness
ing a total solar eclipse in our own
country will occur till after the close of
the present cuntury. Encke'i comet
and the second comet of 18C7 will both
return to perihelion in August
1870. Broiscn'a comet of short period
will pass its perihelion about the last of
1880. Winnccke's comet (period 5y.
7m.) will return about midsummer. The
moon will be totally eclipsed on Dec.
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7. Fave's comet may .be looked for in
January, and Encke's in November.
1882. The sun will be totally eclipsed
May 17; the phenomenon being visible
in Egypt and Pcrs'a. The great astro
nomical tvent ot the year will be the
transit of VenU9 on the Gth of Decem
ber, which will be visible in tho United
1883. A maximum of sun-spots is to
be expected this year. Tho comet of
1812, whose period was estimated at
seventy years and eight month, may le
expected some' time during the year.
Tho comet of D'Arrcst may cUo be
looked for in June or July.
1884. The second comet of 180 will
pass its perihelion in April. A consid
erable display of the meteors of April
20 may jlc cxpccUd with some proba
bility. The period of this cluster is
supposed to be about 27 years. A fotal
eclipse of the moon will occur on the
4th of October.
1885. The comttof Broiscu will be
nearest the sun in January; those of
Enckc and Tattle, in March.
1880. Winnecke's comet will return
in February. The sun will be totally
eclipsed August 20. Visible in Grenada
and on the Atlantic. That part of tbe
stream of November meteors which pro
duced the showers. of 1787 and 1820
may be expected to return between 1885
1897. Total eclipse of the sun, Aug.
19, visible in Asia and Eastern Europe.
The comet of 1815. according to Bessel's
calculations, will Iks in perihelion in
1S88. The moon will l-e totally
eclipsed Jan. 28. Encke's ana Fayes
comets will return about midsummer.
18S9. D'Arrcst's comet will return n
November, and the second comet of 1867
in December. A minimum of sun-spots
1890. Brorscn's comet will be nearest
the sun in August.
1891. A return of Winnecke's' come
in September, and of Encke's in October.
A transit of Mercury May 9.
1893. A display of meteors derived
from Biela's comet may be cxp.-cted
about Nov. 24.
1894. A sun-spot maximum. A transit
of Mercury Nov. 10.
1895. Eacke's comet will become
visible in January; the fecond of 1867,
in August; and Fave's ia December.
The moon will be totally eclipsed on
the night of March 25.
1896. Perihelion passage of Broraen's
comet in February, aad of d'Arrest's ia
March. A total eclipse ot the fub will
occur oa the moraine; of Aug. 19. Vis
ible ia Lapland aad high aorthera lati
.tades. 187". Wianecke's comet will be dae
1M8. Eacke's comet will retam ia
May, aad Tattle's ia October. The
moon will bejtofetly cclipwd oa the
night of Dec. J7. "
1S99. The maximum display of
Leopidf, or NcWiiibcr meteors, may be
expected this carj' on the morning ot
the 15th or tli jjtj5tonidcrable
showers, howeTCT.lnU p&lHy I wit
nessed each year rom 1807 to IfOI.
Tcmpel's comet, wllch is connected with
those meteors, and which preceded them
in 18GC, will prub&Jrfy ps its perihelion
in March. i
1900. A total
jpie-of the-.sun will
be visible in Virgi
May27. The first
comet of 1887,
three yean and
Initio summer of 1900. The solar-spot
minimum will also occur in the last
year of the century.
T.ie foregoing list makes no claim to
completeness. None but total eclipses
have been poii.tcd out, and even some of
these may perhaps have been overlooked.
The most important celestial phenom
ena, however, and especially such .as
may be observed in our country, have
been briefly designated.
The late Edward King, ot Newport,
left $5,000,000, besides the rest of the
Robert Dale Owen has nearly rt cover
ed. That's about the best news the
country has heard in a long time.
Mr. Ralston, having been about four
millions short; it's no wonder his friends
propose to got up a memorial owe
vation. Charles Nordoff is the son of a Prus
sian soldier who fought under Blucher
at Waterloo. He is a square built man
with a massive countenance.
Florence Tilton has resigned her po
sition as a school teacher in Brooklyn,
and f pends much time with her father,
who seems to love her very much.
Vanderbiltis going to build a college
at Nashville. Il gossip does not take a
liberty with facta, Cornelius has some
domestic biifincss that will keep him
Gen. Johnston denies that he has been
offered the command of the Khedive's
army. The question, Where do the pins
go? is far less important than the query,
Who starts tho newaqpeijhis?
eTTIans Ifeslian 'Anderson
would have married if he could without
breaking the hearts ot the hundreds ot
other women who were in love with him.
He thoucht of tho other beards that
would ache, simple soul 1
Mm. Tlocfi Marv Cnwshav
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that her ,lan of "lady domestics
dead failure. There's rue for vou,
Mary. That's for remembrance ofls
scheme which meant well, but which
satirized society too keenly.
E. A. Proctor, the astronomer, begins
hi new tour in this country with a course
of twelve lectures before the Lowell In
stitute in Boston. He will go as far
West a3 San Francisco, South to New
Orleans, and North to .Quebec.
Captain Richard King, the Texas
"Cattle King," has 1 ccn visiting at nar-
rodsburg, Ky. At his ranch in Texas
Captain King has one field of 60,000
acres within one fence. He recently
filled an order by telegraph for 26,000
"The Prince of Wales takes a zoolo
gist and a botanist in his train to India,"
says an exchange. Knowing the scien
tific attainments of tbe Prince, it is in
ferred the zoologist will have charge of
the dogs while the botanist gathers the
John Bullock, of Bristol, R. I., is 106
years old, and probably the oldest man
in New England. He held George
Washington's horse during one of his
visits to the State, voted for him for
President for his second term, and has
voted at every Presidential election since
General Myer ("Old Probabilities"),
who is at the head of the United States
Signal Service at Washington, is de
scribed as "a large framed, muscular
man, with a sensitive face, and a voice
a) soft and low as a woman's." We have
heard some women's voices which were
far from being either as soft as a zephyr
or ss low ss a fairy's whisper.
Liber tbe Manatees ef Lire.
It is wonderful to what an extent pet
pie believe happiness depends oa not be
ing obliged to labor. Honest, hearty,
contented labor is the only source of
happiness, as well as the only guarantee
of life. The gloom of misanthropy is
not only a great destroyer of hsppiaass
we might have, but it tends to destroy
lite itself. Idleaess and luxury arodace
premature decay much faster than many
trades regarded as the most exbeaetrre
and fatal to longevity. Labor ia gen
eral, instead of shortening the term of
life, actually increases it. It is the lack
ot occupation that aaaaslly destroys aa
auay of the wealthy, who, having; ach
ing to do, play the part of dreaea, aad
liketbamataka a speedy exit, while aba
busy bee f Us oat its day ia asefalaee
British Ballway UtaUttie.
The statistical abstract of the United
Kiagdom for 1874 supplies a series of
tables shoving the growth of the rail
way system ia Eoglsad and Wales, in
Scotland and Ireland, aad in thnMHed
Kisgdom as a whale, from 1860 to 1874.
The length of the Mae open ia England
and Wales at tbe end f 1874..wai 11,
622 miles, an increase of sPft 4,000
mites ia the fourteen years; the totalj
paid up capital was 508,790,097, an in
crease of 230,028,486; the total number
of .passengers conveyed during th year,
423,522,4647inore than three times the
number carried in I860; tbe traffic re
ceipt were 48,144,747, as compared
with 23.472,946 in I860; the working
expenses were 27,538,720, as against
11,258,104, leaving the net traffic re
ceipts of passengers and goods at 23,
673.271 for 1874. an increase of 10.-
458,879 in the fourteen years. The
length of new line opened each year has
varied considerably since 1860, but the
average has beeu 288 miles a year. The
total paid up capital has increased an
nually at the rate of upward ot 15,000,
000 a year, but in this also there has
been a great fluctuation, and last year
the increase was eighteen millions. The
annual rise in the number of passengers
has equaled twenty and a half millions,
but in this tbe variation has been con
siderable, the increase in 1872 being
44 millions, whereas last year it was
only 22 millions. The increase in the
total traffic receipts, which in 1872 and
1873 had ranged between three and four
millions, was ouly a little more than a
million last year. In the nci traffic re
ceipts there was a decrease last, year of
370,000 as compared with the preceding
twelve months. In Scotland the total
length of line open in 1874 was 2,699
miles, the ajinual increase of line being
in about the same proportion as in Eng
land. The total paid up capital in North
Britain in 1874 was 71,327,149 as com
pared with 38,838,741 in 1860. The
number of passengers was 38,240,011,
an increase of nearly 22,000,000 in the
14 years. The gross traffic receipts were
6,234,495, more than double thoc of
I860, while the working expenses had
.risen from 1,306,128 in 1860 to 3,034,
from JC1,19,101 to 3,845,906. Ireland
has tbe smallest length of lino among
the three divisions of the United King
dom, and the annual increase of new
line is also in a smaller proportion.
Last year the total length open was 2,"
17, being an increase of about 800
ssiles in the 14 years. Tbe capital, which
At twenty and a half miliioasla
bear to nearly thirty millions;
tlm. total number of passengers conveyed
in 1874 stood at' 16,554,226, having rhen
at the rate of nearly half a million an
nually during the 14 years. The total
traflio receipts for 1874, were 2,522,039
as compared with 1,368,447 in I860;
tbe working expenses had risen frm
628,126 to 1,443,020, and the net
traffic receipts from 745,311 to 1.121,
773. Looking at the tables for the
whole of the United Kingdom we find
that the total length of line open at the
close of last year was 16,448 miles, an
increase of about 6.000 miles in 14 years.
The total paid up capital amounted to
609,949,919, an increase of 314,833,
12li in the 14 years. The total number
of passengers had risen from 161,483,
572 in 1860 to 478,316,701 in 1874, or
from 15,669 per mile in 1860 to 29,081
per mile in 1874. The total traffic re
ceipts for the whole kingdom, which in
1860 stood at 27,726,622, had risen in
1874 to 56,901,281, while the Incresse
in the traffic receipts per mile had risen
from 2,661 in 1 860 to 3, in 1874
Tbe total working expenses last year
were 32,616,098, as compared with
13,187,368 in 1860. In addition to tbe
actual receipts tor traffic on the lines
there were receipts in 1874 from steam
boats, rents, and other miscellaneous
sources au.ouaiiee; to 2,356.217.
Chemistry hss got the advantage of
the sugar grower :n the matter of man
ufacturing syrups, and now patronize tbe
wheat and potato raiser. A chemist has
found this out. His attention was di
rected to a substetice sold largely by
dealers under tbe name of sugar drips,
and afterward retailed as goldtn syrup
which on examination is found to be n
triumph of science over nature. It does
aot contain n particle ot sugar, but is
produced by tbe destructive action of
sulphuric add (oH of vitriol) upon
starch. He gives the following as w
aseaaa of determining the character of n
syrap: Dissolve a Uaspooafal it tbe
"golden syrup" in a wine-glass of rain
water; then add a few grain of tannic
acid, when it will tarn as black as iak
if the article ia spurious. If aot con
Teaieat te procure, snake a cup of strong
sea (which contains tannin) and add a
teaapooafel of the "goldcnV'-aad a fair
naeatity of iak will appear. Tbe pane
cane syrap wiU mix with the laid wiab
oat nendadeg any chemical changes
the additooa ef the tannic add Adal
maamasi Is everywhere, aad aft the rate
we drifting new, itadllajet he loaf
befefe k willbe
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eeanaaea aw wa Bare
Lig htalar end MffctalafReav
Mr,. John M. Mott recently rest!, Iw
fore the Franklin Institute of Philadel
phia, an essay ou the subject Indicated
at the bead of this article. He con
cluded with the lollowiag summary of
his coacliuioaa: ,
1st. Lightning rods, as usually erected,
do noWflord much protection.
3d. Insulators, glasses at the points
ef support, are of no use in any caie;
they aeitroy the most valuable iaieeace
of the rod, aad may, aader certala dx
34. The conductraf power of light
ning rods is proportional to their solid
cententt, or sectional area, with wmller
metals of equal lengths, and not to their
4th. A lightning-rod should have the
conducting power of a copper rod one
half inch square, and perfect metallic
union of all its parts. A rod made ex
clusively from copper wires, If of suffi
cicnt size, constitutes one which is jur
ied in theory.
5th. Sharp points for the upper ter
minution of rods are necessary. Rods
are but of little value without them.
Points should be plated to prevent oxi
dation. They are also of value when
used at the lower terminus of the rod.
6th. It is necessary to place a point
at each gable, chimney and ventilator;
to connect all together; to connect the
rod with metallic roofs, gutters, valleys,
steam pipes, gas pipes, water pipes,
speaking tubes, and other permanent
metallic bodies about buildings, and tbe
more numerous the connections with the
earth the better.
7th. The rod must be attached di
rectly to the building, the closer the
better. It must not be insulated by
being passed through or over ring! of
glass, horn, or other non-conductlug sub
stances nor be placed at a destancu from
the object to be protected.
8th. Ground rod must have two or
more branches penetrating tho earth to
permanent moisture; must extend below
the foundation walls or the Ixittoru of
the cellar. In some instances, where it is
difficult to reach moist earth, they must
be imbedded In charcoal.
feietVUrli Iccoi daace with the foregoing
principles, will afford fall protection in
the hour of danger, and their use is
strongly urged as a necessary means of
Only aa Editor.
President Grant has not only a alee
appreciation of huaur, but oa occasion
is apt at repartee. During his recent
vacation to Long Branch he was railed
to Wahhington on important business,
and while there was handed for signature
Bcvcral commissions for postmasters.
There wire also presented to him a num
ber of petitions, among them one from
citizens of Vineland, N. J., for the re
moval of Mr. Laodis from tbe pot mas
tership. Mr. Landis, it will be remem
beied, is the gtntleman who in an In
formal and impromtu manner "promo
?d" a t-mall globe of lead into the
brain of Mr. Cairuth, the editor of the
Vineland paper. The president asked:
"Is there any irregularity in Mr. Lan
"Not any," replied the plessant voiced
"Is the office well conducted?"
"No complaint on thst score."
"Intemperate habits t"
"Nothing of that kind charged."
"What is the objection?"
"The petitioners say he is rather ob
noxious, and that a change would be
"Well," replied the president, with
the slightest possible twinkle at tbe P.
M. G., "he doesn't appear to have done
anything but shoot an editor, and I don't
see bow I can remove bias oa tnat."
Tbe papers remain on the file in the
archives of the republic." Harper $
Diseased Cattle aad Sheep.
We learn, says.a cotemporary, Irom
oarXoglish exchanges that the inspec
tion committee whose duty it is to turn
back diseased cattle aad sheep from the
ports of entry are doing much to raise
tbe price of mest ia the English market.
It is reported that when n single aaiaul
s found infected, tbe whole shipment is
turned back for slaughter at seme oat
side station, aad their value becomes
much reduced in coaeeaaeace. Tee im
porters claim that only diseased individ
uals should be throwa eat, aad tbe
others psased. Aa instance is aaeatioaed
where eight hundred sheep were pre
sented for entry, and all were peased to
tbe fevea hundred aad ainety-aiath
Tat last one had a sere foot, aad the
whole eight hundred wer rejected. The
import as have protauni aad Mjabaw
will not supply 'aYe lag fish market aa
feafaa this style of iaapectiea prevails,
Tberasalt la a tarry -ia the market for
fresh meet, aad a preaf ect that tbevaiac
may reach fsmiar prices. The pace ef
amuc baa a direct iaieeace aaaa aba
price of ri aad perhaps while the
cattle importers tarry aw aaa slip at an
natality ox ear large taaaa of.
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THE HEIR'S RKTURX.
A ISIafttae: TMII TnN l It
Attw rijr Vm I JttrU.
Nearly tweaty years a a yoath of
roviBg turn ol mind aad decidedly f.iad
of adventure, took Mtm?
his parental residence lVtljK oa'the
South Side, and pushed pit o,hi own
account into the broad am! asU'icd world
to seek his fate ami fortune. He bad
bcrn raised most tenderly; bif nnvuJy
son of wtalthy parents, hi every wW.
were. grsJlnsdand , nefrHt..
aor means wsre spared to property
educate bun for the better walks of life,
but still he ws not happy or conlratcd.
Without making any preparation for a
dlstaat aad protoeg rd journey, or in
forming either tries) or rcUtiomofhU
intention?, he quietly left his home,
somewhat unintentionally prtformisg a
rnystenoui dUappcarauco. IHy rolled
away Into rcks,cck into month and
month into years, and thecrunhed heart
of the part-tits were not relieved by u
gladsome tidings from their loy. They
early gave way to drsiHindcaoy, and,
while sct'liug dowu to the belief that he
wai dead and never more would return.
still hopinjc against hope, they used all
enertions to learn something of him aad
his whcrcalout, but all to no avail. No
word, no new, no letter, no answer to
their addressed inquiries to all part of
the world, came to ol?e the mystery
which so Imnleacd their hearts. A tew
years ago the father passed away In
death, and the recollection of his way
ward son was with him to the tinat mo
ment of departure. Something inwardly
told the good old man that bis boy was
yet in this world, and tho priceless leg
acy of a father's blessing he lelt for him.
The mother, likewbe hopeful, survived
the partner of her Joya and sorrows only
a few years, and with her last breath be
queathed to Alexander the precious gift
of hvr maternal twnison. And thus they
THiring thi long and fretful sunpenitn
of the loving and distressed parents, the
sou was living the life of a wanderer, far
off among the rugged gold hills of Aiu
trails, msking his livelihood In the wil
derness of a new humanity to him. He
and mJorntta-hisokl hi
rneart often returned to the dear old
coaple whose roof and protection he hsd
so singularly abandoned. Ha was Hot
losg permanently domiciled la his new
home till lie wrote back to his parents,
cxplsiniog his absence and telling them
all about his romantic trial and thrill
ing experiences in his journey to lands
so far away fsom the old hearthstone.
That letter never came back to check the
doubts and misgivings of his friends or
assuage the hallowed grief of the father
and mother. He awaited in vain for aa
answering echo to his racMRge of una
bated lore and filial duty. No word
reached him, and again ho wrote home,
and fearing the reliability of the mail he
intrusted the missive to a comrade who
was coming hither. That letter wta never
received; the courier never was heerd
from. After this, Alexander magnified
his otTeBe into grave projonioH. ami
and felt that he was unforgiven the trans
gression and wantonly torgotton. Ho
rote no more, and in his dreams the
old folks evnr appeared, bet no good
guardian angel ever whispered throagh
them how two old gray heads, bowed in
grief, implored the bleating of God
upon him, or how two loving hearts beat
in prayerful anxiety and suspense in his
behalf. He married, aad soon three rosy
cheeked children clambered upon hi
knee, and in them and bis wife he found
objects to divert his mind away from the
old home and incentives to make a new
and happy one for Limielf. Hit wife
sickened and died, and his grief was
made all the greater on receiving by post
the cold, legal announcement that tie
was left tbe heir to a large estate by the
death ot both his parents. The lawyers
hsd discovered his address, even though
the sfforte of others in the seme direction
hsd failed n thousand times.
The last will aad tests meat of the
father left all his .estate to his wife, the
ssotaer, to be held tor use darine; life,
aad to pas to tbe son, provided he ap
peared inside of tea years after her death
to claim tbe possessions. If Alexander
did not appear ia the allotted time, alt
war to revert to St. Peal's Rwu Catho
lic Orphan Asylam, aad designated char
itable iastitutJoas aad purposes. The
estate is worth flea,, aad coasfete ot
luburbaa and city property, boade, etc
Oa Saturday last tbe heir to alt. tbe
loaf-nbseat tea. Alexander, arrived Sa
oar city, aad sought oat tie frieasieaf
hk boyhood. Need we attempt to par
tray the feelings ef tbe now nabdaed aad
settled maa as he ace mare sltsatthe
eld beside aad resects ea the Iristory of
bat an a;aaw, ,rf the mighty
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