Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 16, 1879)
THE RED CLOtll) CHIEF,
nilK A NrHIMUKII, Ms. -n rri.
RKI) CI.OUD, KKHKAHKA
On tho 1st .Tnnunry, tlmro km a
roln balance In tlm United Stales Trcns
nry of nlxmt (l.WO.OOO, nlnml ,10..
of which was silver coin. Tim ilt'innml
for silver Is Hinted to bo rapidly In
creasing. Orders for tho standard sil
ver dollars nrn rupi'i'lnlly on llm In
crease, and tlio Socretnry of tlm Troas-
liry say tlmy shall go I'd" circulation,
nml not remain piled In tlm Treasury
At a meeting of tlm njMolfl commit
tee, of tlm Sennto appointed under tlm
tllnlno resolution to Investigate tlm Hi
leged election frauds, Imhl In Washing
ion, Deo. .SOth, tlm chnlrntnn, Trllnr,
and Messrs. Cameron, Klrkwood, Ilnl -Icy
and Gnrlnnd, members of tlm com
mittee, went cowdltuted a sob commit"
tee to visit Now Orleans, Charleston,
nml micli otlmr points as tlmy.mlght
deem nrcossnrj'. to tnko testimony.
Tlmy stnrted Jnnunry M, nml will ro
turn nml report to tlm Soiinto n noon
A remarknblo case of similarity of
physical construction nntl nppnnrnnen
Is Hint of tlm twin brothers named Sam
uel nml dames Wilkin, living in Oak
Inntl county, Mlchlgnn. Tliuy nrn now
nighty ynnrs of ngn, hale, hearty nml
robust. Tlmy no imnrly resemble onnh
otlmr thnl llmlr neighbor eatmol ilU
llngtilsh tlmm npnrt. Tlmy married
alslcm on tltn same day. When one In
nick with nny disease, its of fever, tlm
otlmr In taken nbont tlm same tlnm
with tlm snmo roiuplnlnt, although ncl
tlmr limy bu nwnro of tlm other's slok
noss. lloth nrn farmers living near
In bin minium on Knmlny, December
201 It, lUtv, II. V. Hooehor took occasion
to denounce tlm policy of tlm United
States townrd tlm Indian. Although
wo send to them tlm gospel nml
tnnkn trinities with tlmm, Im claimed
thnl wo violate uvnry principle of tlm
gospel In our tnmtumut of tlmm, nml
fnll to observe our treaty NtlpulntloiiN.
Thoy wcro given ovorlo whit Im termed
tho "hummer of civilisation," who
provoked quarrels with them, nml then
wo send armies to whip tlmm Into nub
mission. Ho nrrnlgtmd no ono pnrty,
but thought tlm nation httd shown Itself
utterly unnblo to innnngu tlm IudlntiN,
although ho win ashamed to nny no,
Tlm true policy waa to denl Justly with
Although tlm eleetlon of governor In
Ohio dor not tnko plnoo until In Octo
ber next, considerable Interest a to
candidate In alrundy being manifested
in thnt Stnto, as well a nmong polltl
elan cls'jwhoro. Among Republican
whoso name hnvo been liieutloned nro
Garllold, Foster, nnd Seeretnry Slier
ninu. Tho laftUnnmud, It U ittnted,
would prefer to romnln In tlm cnbtnet
until tlm close of tlm prenent udiululn
trntlon, but nhould tho ritpublleniiH of
his Stnto rco lit to noniitinto 1dm ho
will feel Inulltmd to defer to their
wlnhim. Senntor Thurmnn low been
most prominently mentioned m tho
lKnnoorntlo okiidldnto, but It In tpilto
likely thnt hi Milrntlon nro higher.
There n, however, plenty of time yet,
but polltlcinui UNUnlly look n long wny
Oregon hwi n cmo of tlnnnclnl Inve.i
Ugntlon. Tho liut IgUlnturo of thnt
Bute appointed a ooiuuiImIou to Inven
tlgato the iKMjk and pnpora of tho Htuto
IKpartmenU Thoy hnvo been engaged
for some two months, and hnvo iub
mlttod their report, nhowlng thnt about
997,000 havo cither been uunceounted
for, or paid out without authority of
law. Among tho Item eonitltutlng
tho nmount nnmed nro tlm following:
Swamp I nnd fund unaccounted for,
$27,875; Illegal Iihm paid foriHinveylng
convict nnd iimnnn penton to place of
oonfliUMuent, $:l7,lW'i; tpinrtermnfiter
store In tho Modou war uunceounted
for, f m,200; overpaid to SeortMnry of
Stnto, .1,WX), umt to hi tiMiitnnt, 41,.
800, and cIum)1 and nehool bind fund-,
doflcionoy about P.POO.
Hlplnir la HrrlVWH.
MIm Mary Audernon, talking to a ri
portorof tho Iioulsvlllu t)Hrifr-i;r.
nal tho other day, nld of Sarah Ucru.
hard, that "bo Hlept In ncotlln cuntin
ually lor three years. She doo, not do
ao now. 1 anked her why ho gave up
tho habit. She aald'uho had grown
tired of It, aa tho coffin was uncomfor
table. ho said iiho wished to familiar-
iio bereelf with tho thought of death.
I saw Iwr boudoir. The carpet was of
black velvet, with (lower In silver, tho
furniture covered with black velvet,
and tho walls curiously decorated in
tho samo f ashiou. A skeleton of a mnn
who she said had died of love, In Man
tua hung before tho mirror, with linger
pointing at Its own rellectlon, In larp;
bowls alMiut tho room rono lenvei were
heaped, tbu fragrnuco thnt nnuu iH.iug
ovt:r)owcrlng. I could not remain in
tho room, It was so t.uggctlvo of hor
IT IN WORTH A THIAI..
"I was troutiM for rnsny rrrlth KMnrjr
CoHiplslnt. Ortc), etc ; wt Itlixxt iK-came tutu ;
I wt dull and Iuic'Itc; couM banlly crswi
about, and could gel rolhlns to help mo.uutlt
' tot Hpj Utters, and now I aai a boy axnUtt,
lly blood and kMnrys are all right, tad 1 ant
aa actttrfl as a sua o) 80, alUiuujjti 1 am ?J,nJ
1 iMfa e deabt It will do well for oibm of
itiaweruuM wai." iraurr.)
Thf llemsnr1 ef the Krmalnt of ClaMlral
To tlm mcrrt accidents hnto wo Imtii
Indebted for tlm preservation of vul
umc which are Jtttly counldered lo
rnnk nmong tlm tnont precious relln of
lltomtum nml not Irm remnrknhlo thnn
tlm ilUroviirles tkemelve III Urn fact
thnt tlmy have often been mndo nt n
time when further delay would have
Hindu them Imp slbbt, I'lil Imi been
pnrtlculnrly notlcnnbbi In regnrd to tlm
remnlim of elulcnl llternture. In it
dungeon nt tlm monastery of tiu Onll.
I'ogglo found, corroded with dnuipnnil
covered with lllth, tlm grent work of
Uuliitllinii. In Vclphnlln n monk
stumbled nccidentnlly on tlm only mnn
lucrlplof Tncltu, ami to thnl ncciditiit
wn own tlm writing of no hUtorinti
who tins morn Inlltmuco. imrhnp. on
miNlern pronn llternturn thnn nny nit
clent writer, with Dm solitary nxcpil(,n
of Cicero. Tlm poum of rropertlus,
oim of tlm moit vigorous and orlglnnl
of tlm Horn so pocto, were found under
tlm onftV In a wltm cellnr. In n few
months tlm mnntiscrlpt would hnvo
cilimbled lootecesor become complete
ly llluglhln. I'srti of Homer haro como
to light In Ihn most oxtrnordlunry way
A considerable portion of tlm "Illml"
for lustnncn, wns found In the hand of
a mummy. Tlm best of llm (Irmtk ro
mnnces, tlm "Klhlople" of llellodonis
wltloh was stiuh n favorlto with Mr
drowning, was readied by n common
soldier, who found It kicking about the
streets of n town In Hungary, To turn,
however, to more modern times - ev
erybody knows how Kir Itobert Hottou
rescued llm orlglunl mnuuserlplol Mag
un Clint In from tlm hnmls of a common
t allot, who wns nutting It up for umiwi.
lire. Tho valuable Thurloo Stnto pa
pers went brought lo light by Ihn tum
bling Inof tlm celling of Rome chain
hers In Mncoln' Inn. Tlm charming
letters of l,ady Mary Moittngiitt, wlilch
liavn bmif taken tlmlr idaco nmouu Kit
glish classics, went found In llm fnlxe
iMtttom of nu old trunk, nml In the se
cret drawer of a clusillm euilous mail
umtripts of Dr. Den lurked iiiiMiixprnted
Tlm Itlse or t.e Doer.
It Is it mint siiriirMug thing to sen a
dear get up on Its legi, -nt home, I
mean, ami when Im would prefer to be
alonu. Watch u cow nt tlm samo opera
tion. Laborious elevation of one end,
then llm other ; then a great yawn, nnd
a craeklui' of joints, nml n Inr.y twlxt
of the tall nnd a mighty snort of
bovlim satisfaction ami she Is ready to
go to tlm pall or pasturn. Hut shtt
don't budge, mind, without tlm regular
formula. How tloes a buck start for
pasture when vou drive him up In tlm
morning P Why, Im lie with Ills four
feel umler him, nml when ho Is ready
to go it Is like Jack getting out of tlm
box Tim tremendous extensor nun
cios contract with nil llm power nml
facility rest nml warmth hnvo given
them, nml tlm plump body, like a well
Inllnled rubber ball propelled br a vig
orous kick, llles lightly Into tlm air.
Tlm simlln Is borne out as ll seems
about to descend ; light n thistledown
It nears tlm earth ; another giant tin
puUo from an unseen power- cratft
nml again it dexcribes Its light para
bola; rrucJtfiiimi- Ihuil -thuil-lhuil
enoh time fainter thnn tlm Inst, nnd
your surprise Is nil thnt romnln.
Origin or the Turkey,
All that seems lo bo known about
tlm origin of the turkey 1 that It i a
native of America, mid wifs Introduced
Into Knglnnd In tlm limes of Henry tlm
Highlit, by William Strickland, lieu
tenant lo Sebastian Cabot. Itenjamlii
Franklin, ouctt upon a time, Is said to
hao remarked thnt the wild turkey,
luslend ot tho eagle, should havo been
made tho emblem of tlm United States,
a tho log cabin of tlm pioneer In Ills
ilny was surrounded Wy these birds.
Tho llrst turkey seen In Franco was
served ui nt tho wedding fenst of
Chnrles IX, l-'tH. Since that day tur
keys havo been tlm nucleus for wedding
feasts ami Thanksgiving dinners, and
that Is all wo know about tho bird, un
less wo repeat what Is already two well
known, thnt newspaper men have al
ways hold that a cut from tho forward
jtnrt of a turkey's carcass, smothered
In gravy and surrounded by about a
pound nnd a half ot nrlltlclnnntestlnes,
Is a dish not In tho least detrimental to
health, ami ono wlilch no newspaper
man over hesitates to tackle when a
favorable opportunity Is afforded.
How Lincoln (let Ills l'ass Krnrwed.
Kent's a souvenir of tlm ureal Abrn.
ham Lincoln. It I a true copy of a
letter on Hie among tho archives of the
Chicago nml Alton ntstl, nt tho super
iutemlent's olllco In Uloomlitgtou. It
Is a modest request for tho renewal of
a season pnon the Alton road:
Si'itiMiriKUt, Fob. Ut, 18A8. A". '.
.Vorjuu, .Smij. C.v.1. '. II. . Dn. Snu
Says Sam to John, "hero's your old rot
ton wheelbarrow. I've broke It usln'
on It. I wish vou would take It and
mend It, case I shall want to borrow
ll this nfternoon." Acting on this a
a precedent, hero's your old "chalked
hat." I wish you would take It and
send mo a now one, cause I shall want
to uso it the llrst of March. Yours
truly, A. l.tNOot.K.
Old lUnklac Times,
It modern bankers cant to learn bow
the business wa done In this city be
fore oven Washington was Inaugurated,
the facta may be given as follows: Tho
entire working force of the Hank of
New York was seven, embracing tho
cashier, book-keepers, discount clerks,
two tellers, a messenger and iortor.
Hutncs hours wore Fnm ten o'clock
to tlvo o'clock, with an hour's IntenuN
slon for dinner. Tho rate of Interest
wns slv per cent,, and discount wss
limited to fotty-llvd d.tv Such wis
banking In tho time wlieit Now York-
had a population t lft.000. nml when a
tvin worth 2t),000 was of as much Im-
jtortnnco as a millionaire at the present
day. 7THiif," 2'nv lmtj.
On heavy loams or clay, clover roots
ttenetratu tho suWoil nml open It to tho
fertllUIng Intluetuvs of light ami air
it Is rich, too, In nitrogen, and In tho
decay of Its leaves nml roots, it gives
the soil Just what Is wanted to grow a
maximum crop of any kind of grain.
The Nebraska Ix-gUl.iture eon cried
Caleb Cuhlng tiled at Newbtirypoft,
Man., Jiurjr !.
Four retnll clothing bonnes In St.
iil lti fnllol (Inrn, Nor. 1L
(toper's brick bliMik, I'nrls. Mo,,
l-illlicl !) 31. t. !, M),u).
A lire nt Klgln, III., Jan. Vnd, caused
a tout iw of IU),s))i liiaurf nrr, !.,'"
Tlm banking hotmoof llennetl A Co.,
Vl)krtnrrr, l' , lu Itixlr- an Ml((tilfiflit.
Hughes Si Co.'s (louring mill, Hniu
Hum, (Itilo, nrtUllj tMiinr Jn 4tt. !,
The I'ubllo Library nml rostolllce,
wllli ronlriit, at lllnKlum, ( , litjrtmt on
A tiro nt Helena, Ark,, Deo. Hist,
ratitril u KKfrifite l of tW,(")', liltlir
Tlm funded dtdit of tlm Stnto of Mats
Rcliinrtu In .'CI,(fJ0,4rti, Tin re It now no inn.
Judge Sheriunii) brother of General
ami fWrrUry Hticrniaii, illnt at ClirrUnil, O ,
a few itJ K".
Jnums Young, aged 11, full in n coal
liaft, IMlfrrt, Itrr, ,'lltt, at UH.IIr, lit., ami
A lire nt Fnrumrsvttle, La., Jnnunry
Ud.ilrttrotrd four lnillilliiK. l', II0,UI;
At Wnlpole, Miins., Jnnunry tth. tlm
lioiir ot IIpuJiiiiIii Nral tiiirnril, IlU wlff er
UliliiK In tlit- lUinr.
('lutrlcs Smith's saw ami grist mill,
Duvlmn, Mich., Imniril lire, illnt, Ii, H'J,
The city delil of Hrodkiyn, N. Y.,
sriMiuiil to '.'7,47.MIS, an liirrt'sm wtlliln lUn
A tlm lu tlm general olllcn of the
Mlrlilan Central lltllroait, Dctnill, Jan. tlh,
rniiieit a hx ot f.(ioil.
Tho Avenue Hotel ami four other
luilMIng were toirtird In HiiiilliiKton, Writ
VlrKlnla, Jan. Illi. Iwn, flll.dOO.
Tlm Hit (ieuernl Assembly of Ten
nrt (irtfanlint Jan Itlli. Tlm UiuUlana
l.i'lilnUtuieorKaiiUi'il llir amap iy.
Two brakemeii on freight trains on
Ihn (Vntrsl New Jcraoy nml North IViiiikjI
vsuls roatt, In to to tlcntti, January .'1 1.
Tim Academy of Holy Angels at Huf
falo, N. Y., wit litirneil Jan. 4th. Tin thll
itrrn wi'te rrinovt-il. l, f (Vl.lSSl ; limursmi'
The Nevada Leglilnturo cotnenetl
Jan, Itlh, ami t ITrctfil a rrinaiirnl orKaitUs
Him Ity rlrctlliK the ltiiltillcati raiicua liom
Itlrca In Ixith llnunrn.
Dempster Hall at Kvnnston, III., was
tiiirnril to the Knimiil January '.'ml, I.o,
U.lMii; Instiraiire, :t,(X). It waa a branch
of the Kvamlim I'lilrrralty.
Justice Hunt, of tlm United States
Hiipn-me Court, was tilckrn wllh paralyala at
hi rralileneri In NVaahliiKton, a few daya uluce,
and lil recovery la deapalred of.
It Is reported that 1 ,1,000 Meuuoiiltes
will arrive In UiImm. unity fnttti Uumla hy May
tint. Tltla la the lat year of thelrixeuitlou
from military arrvlco In that country.
Tho Second Haptlst Church, Si
l,otit, tiurncil January '.'ml. It cewt alxmt
f 17.0XI, tielnK one of the Illicit and moot Im
xMliigellllrralu therlty. luvuram-c, f KIO.UX).
A team crossing on tho Ice itonrHlch
inon.l, tint., Dec. Mint, broke, throMKh, and
were carried under ly the rapid current, Tlio
(vrtijianta, two nit'it and a woman, were
Three men went killed by tho oxpht
alonof ttltroKljeerlite works near H'atemos,
N J., Uecetttber !Wtt, All were men with
famlllea, Hotiaea were aliaken aa If tiy an
An explosion of llin-o Itollers in a
larRe dUtlllery at Terre Haute, tint., occurred
January Snd. A colored flreman and a tmy
were Inntantly kllletl. Dainaca to property
Tho Miners' Savings Hank at Wilkes
barer, l'a,, waa utijected to a run cauacd tiy
the failure of llenttvitc, I'hetpa A Co., which
waa atopped hy the enforcement of the atxty
daya regulation terttta.
Tlm employes of tho Heoohwood col
llrry, near IVttarllle, l'a., who attuck for their
wK'. were paid Jan, nih, and ontera wire
Klveti to eliwe the colliery. Tlila thrtota ,'XX)
men and Una out of employment.
A tiro in tho Cochcco Print works, nt
Dover, N. II , Dec. ifrth, damaRe.1 the tmlld
Iiir and eontenta 7Cl. On the Mine day,
the Kmentt Piano Co.' factor) lutrned, anil
clghtjMUo men were thttt out of employ
ment. Chnrles I,ongloy, of NlchoNvllle, Ky.,
attempted to lUlit a tire with a coal oil lamp.
The lamp expVted. fatally hurtling Lotujley
and a child, and aerloutly Injuring another
child. The houao caught Ore and waa entirely
The new First Presbj tcrlau chun'h of
Qulncy, 111., waa totally destroyed by lire Jan
uary 'Jnd. Lo, n(XU; Iniurance, ".(K1;
Die fire caught frm the heattuR apvaratu.
Tha cttvirch waa tti hate leen dedicated Jan
Dr. S, F. Hrooks was found dead In
ltl noni, at (IrcettTllle, III,, Jantury 3J, with
hli hand frxated and a hole turnrt In the
flvr. Ttiere wero Indication of the explosion
of a lamp, lut the tire bad gone out for the
waul ot atr.
Ky the burnt jg of a barn nt Kast Or
al r, N. Y., December 'Jtb, taoyottnf men
wereburued to death. On the same day an
o'd lady, and the watchman, hut tl,lr lUea by
the bunting nt a mull houxt attached to lr
vlni; Home, at New UmhIoo, Ct.
Tho Harmony Cotton MI1U, Caluxts,
N. Y., employing 3,S00 hands hare rclucett
working time to three dsya a week. The op
eratives of the Newburvh ateam cotton mill
hare alo txn placed on half time. Tha low
price ot manufactured gvxd Is frlvtu aa the
The SsXttttary of tha Treasury has U-
turd the rtrotyllth rail for tha rrdemptton
ot nte iwriiiy wrii oi iwi, ami crnaoia or
Ir07 Ttir rail It fur ten mlllloes lt milium
rmiin and fimr million retct'trrrd Umdi.
The principal and lutrrctt will jM on and
afti-r April I, Isitf
From nil parts of tlm country come
report of tin- ex t'nne roldocx of lha drat
daya of hr new yr r In many tyUct nw
tonr prcvailrd ciiilni a auipenilott of
tratrrl on thr rallion't, dally In I ho Katt
7hete Mrre many cairsof froirn llntha, and
tuitiif. Inataurr of frculni? to deaUi.
January .'Id, n lire In I'orttind, Maine,
rautrda lia of .TD,UX On the lair.r day a
tn In Heftwdcrafl, Vtlrhl((n, ilmlroynl lle
tore 5 lna.1, ll.'i.UK), On th aa'ne day the
llaukln llcuir, Coltimliii, (it-nrgta, with or
eral alnrv In thr fame l.lix-k, hurtmll liwa,
70,(lfS). On the aame day four dwrltlnx
liouwa burned In Otccol. Wl., loaa, ll'J.di).
An old mnn named Jntiics Arthur wns
found frt en to dvath In a mow bank In 1'hll
a.telphla, Jan. till At AH.any, N Y , the
aiiM day, Jaeoti VanheUfrn, rl (!, was
found frt'trit to death. Knur peraoua wrrc
frnri-n lo death at OUfCow Junction, Kf., on
the nlnlit of Jan. M. The tame nlf ht an In
fant child of Mr. Kenny, at llriMiklyu, Tenn ,
froifl lo death be able Ita mother III ltd.
Tlm following Is tlm United States
currency outatandltiK at date of Derember
Old deuianil uotr
IK'1 temlrr nolra, all luilra.
One yrarnolea, 'IV'I
Two year luitea, 'I'A
Two year coupon note of '(VI
CotntMiund Itlteieit notea
Kiactlonat currency, all laatic
. 'J07 7iV)
Tlm large cotton press nml wnrehotiHo
of the Union Cotton I'reca Co. waa dealrojed
by tire Jan. '.'ml, together with Ilu.(r.'t bate of
cotton. Thr bullillliKa Slid preatea were val
id d at alxmt IOO,(mi), and the cotton at 17.,
(); the Imoiranee on the lttill.lt n I .',
and on the cotton 117,'iV). N-veial frame
billlilliiKs In tlieiirlKhtxirhiNHl wire damaged
to Inn extent of about s,(i), miwlly entered
bylimurauce. Tlm tire waa the xetk of an
A ilestructlvo lint itccurred in Chicago
on the afternoon of Jan. 4th, Honoro block,
oettlpled by the Ktot11re, and as olllrea for
varlotia other itiirjKxrn, took lire In the lme
meiit, the ll tinea rtithtiig up the hatchway to
Ihn nwif. The mall matter lit the poatnltlcp
wa taken out ot dancer lit a rhurt time, the
only lo to the Miaiolllri In-lng the destruc
tion of about fl.(X0 worth of atsinK'd etitiil
open. The building, whlrh waa owned by the
Counectlrut Mutual Iiiiirmite Company, waa
damaged to an amount varlotoly eallinaled at
from IlllO.ISa) to tlM.OOi). The total ImllTld
nal loaaea are eatlmated at from f 10,ou to
'J.(NI. 'I he damagi weru mostly conllnel
to tho three uimt atorle ot tlm bulldliiK.
(innluer Tiugley, of Kast AltlelKtro,
Mwi,, Jantisry 4tlt, klllesl his wife ami then
Win. K. Merrick, convicted for the
murder of his wife at Indlanaolllat8cptem
bcr, haalieeuaeutencedtobetiungon Wedltea
day, January 'AHU.
F.dwnrd Nugent, who killed his wife
two yearn ago, will be hanged In 8t. Loula,
February tlio 14th. Tho miiw day Henry J.
Kdcincrr Is under sentence to lie hanged.
At South Hytiohl, Mass., on the night
of December !lth, John 11. Caldwell, while
kueelliiK lit family prayer, wai Inatatitly killed
by hi Insano wife, Mhoapllt hi head ohmi
with an ate.
A mall pouch, containing 'J0O letters,
made up tit HprlliKlleld, for Chicago, waa ato
leu from the transfer wagon In tho former
city, January lid, while the meenger was mo
Tho grand Jury of Hntoklyn, N. Y.,
ha Indicted tho cotumlMlnncrs ot city work,
and two auboidluatc otttrcrs, for conspiracy
to defraud the city out of V1,000 through
The grand Jury, In Chicago, after
considering the chanjea of embeaalement
agalnal Henry (Ireeiibaum, ei-I'reMilcut of
the Oentian Having Hank, refund to bring
In an Indictment against him.
On tho night of December 30th,
Thomaa Croaaly, a shoemaker In Han Franc Is
cit, shot and fatally wounded hla wife, and
then cut hla own throat with a shoe knife,
causing Instant death. Mrs. Crosaly refused
to state the cause of the tragedy.
In Stanbtluas county, Cab, Deo. '.Mth,
John Keynolda, JO years of age, and of slight
ly unsound mind, shot and killed a young man
named Cha.'le liookotit. KeynoM In trtt
wasahot m title attempting to escape, by Win.
tlonit, and protubly fatally woundol There
waa no known cause for Heynolda' action.
On the night of Jan. Mb nt Carlton,
Wyoming, twenty rlrj or thirty masked men
broke open a baggage car, took out and nunc
to a telegraph le Dutch Charlie, who wa
eimmte to lltwlln for trial, charged with par
ticipation In the Wlddow lleld murder last fall.
He was a notorious character, and had been
Identified with a number ot stage robberies.
Oltvc.Oreen, Baldwin, and six others,
charged with the murder ot Mitchell and
Ketchunt, who were bunted at a stake north
of Kearney a few week lnce, have been ar
rested at 1'lum Creek, Nebraska. Two broth
ers ot Ketchunt were among the captor. No
resistance wa made, and the party waa taken
to Kearney and lodged In jail to await trial.
A Cincinnati dispatch of January 4th,
say a ssjuad of fifty revenue men, under Cap
tain Httrtislde, hare Jus relumvd front a raid
upon moonshiner In the bonier counties of
Kentucky and Tennesaee. They report the de
struction of over fifty distilleries, and the cap
ture of a large number 'ot distillers. It is
thoittht the budncjs ts pretty well broken up
In that region.
Geo. F.n.slg, of York, P.O., owing to
drink, ha been separated from ht wife. He
catted upon her on the evening ot January 2d
at the hoot of her father, Andrew Oehrltig.
Upon her refusing to live with htm, he cut her
throat. She died soon afterward. Knslg was
seized by Oehting, who carried an Infant chltd
of the former In hU arms, but the murderer
rut both In the face and head, and then fled.
He waa subsequently arrested.
I On the 2nd day of January, between
I 11 an J 1 9'elnek. a thlf rattrA th f)ara
maat PrUUn 0a ta Waahlaftoa a4
wslthlng hi otortuBlty, lrk from tli afa
of the dtil.urilog clerk a package of curreocy
rontalrdng IIO.CX), Intended for tjl'g oS
the rtnplojea arid for the purchase of walerlal,
and mad his esrape wllhoutobrvatlon De
tllr wrretmmrtllttely pJt li wwk, and It
U tkotisht the money will kxjii te rrcoterctj
Two burglars canin to grief at Oak
town, forty nillei sou'b of Terre Haute, Ind.,
m the night of Jsnmry 3.1. They hl mvle
arrangement tit burg'arlra a store, but the
rltlreo had reei-ited Information ot tnelr In
tended visit, and a party were In waiting for
them. Pon after midnight they apfiearnl.
The citizen oineil fire. One burglar nmed
William wa killed, and another named (lain
ey, wa tsuundrit, .d isllt probably die One
cttUni wa slightly wounded by the thtetrs.
With the roMier were raptured acomplrte s
of burgltrs' Uxds,
A corresH)iidunt with theQuclla col
uinn report that the Afghani have flooded tl?
country around Candahar, and that all non
combatant are leaving that city. A Haglr I'lr
dlspaleh ays (Jen Itobrrta, lth a large force,
ha entered the district of Khoat, which he
Intend to occupy to the Adenine mountain.
No oppoaltlon I expected.
A dispatch from Lahore says thnt a
strong force ot mountaineer have itopped
all IrafTlc through Khyhcr l'a andcutthn tel
egraph wire. Ihrencnmpanleaof troop with
two gun have Ijeett sent to clear the Pas.
At Haiar I'lr four mountaineer were publicly
hanged for murdering the ramp follower of
the Klruiii column, and two other were flog,
gtd for plundering.
The Viceroy of India telegraphs the
details of the Ameer withdrawal from Ca
bill. At a council held at Durbon on the 10th
tilt. It waa resolved thai after tho defeat of
All Mtisjld at I'lewar no further rtiltatuo
could be placetl on hla troop or resistance
offered. The Ameer therefore concluded to
seek Hioslsii protection and place lit esse
tiefore a Kuropeaii congress, leaving Yakooh
Khan, hi sou, In charge. Yakoob waa re
leased the aame day, and an oath wa adintii
tstered that ho should do aa the Atneer di
rected. Ttie Aliier left Cabtil Decemlier 11.
HI authority had almost disappeared In Ca'itlt.
A Chief has written (len. Hotiert ofTcrlng
hi servlc, and say that the Ameer tiMgoue
to Ht. Petersburg.
Tlio distress nmong the populaco
seem to tin alxiut stationary at the great in
dustrial renters, Ttm Utrd Mayor ot London
nrltea that tin cousldeia It advlssble to atart
a central fund for liudon, aa he gather ttiat
thn distress Is not at present so exceptionally
heavy aa to nveriowcr the local relief organi
sations. The Mayor of Manchester, Preston,
Hhellleld and lllackburn, In replying to official
lniUlrlea, state that the local resource are
sullU'lent to meet the distress. The report,
however, haa provoked the indignation of
HUrkhtirit, where 14,000 men are unemployed.
The strike still continue, and thn ilMresa la
greatly augmented by them. The miner's
lodge of South Yorkshire and North Derby
shire are unanimous for resistance tn the pro
Ksed reduction of wagea. West Yorkshire
miner will support thurcitaocc. ThnAtnsl
gamatiit Society of Knglueera, which opNsea
any Increase of thn hour of latmr, has, ac
cording to the last annual report, a quarter
of a million of pounds sterling on hand. This
Union, numeilcally and financially, leads Ul
Uic other trade-utilou of the Kingdom.
The French Mlnlcler of Foreign Af
fair has proposed to tho Cabinet to denounce
the treaties of commerce with Kngland and
A dispatch (mm l'aris says that
though the coming election do not endanger
the cabinet, tho Minister have jercelvcd that
they ottirht to ask a kind of reinstatement for
tho new majority lu the Senate, and have
agreed upon a programme which will lie sub
mitted at the opening cslon, and which will
Insist that no reform shall be adopted without
The Senatorial election, J mnary fith.
Is rrgarded a a mulling IiIoh i . h lion
partlsta. At latest report the i.u i,.rof Re
publican elected to the Senate waa sUty-sfx.
The French (lovernment haa given one year
notice nt the termination of all her treaties of
commerce. Thl Is simply a precautionary
measure to leave the hand of France freo In
view of bismarrk's new economic sllcy and
the dllllculty In concluding a new treaty with
l'rlncess Caroline, wife of Prince
Henry of Hesse, died January flth.
A Berlin dispatch says: The Gov
ernment ha to give notice of termination of
all treatise of commerce bjr the end of the
The Socialists havo lately carried
most of their municipal candidates arounl
!.lptr. A Socialist will stand fer llrcslau at
the election for theKelchstag.
Tho Russians will evacuata Dobrudjn,
Janttaiy l'.'th. It I seml-olllclally reportrvl tn
Vienna that Russia has promised to evacuate
llulgirla ami Koumella, April 1st.
A grand national exhibition will be
held tn Moscow In 1N0, which will probably tc
accompanied by great festivities, a It will be
the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Kmperor's
accession to the throne.
A Vienna dispatch reports that very
alarming new cornea from Coastantlnopla of
nocturnal arresta, general deatltution and ap
prehended riots. The correspondent be'leve
that the cry of alarm haa been raised by a sec
tion ot the official class which think It Inter
wta arc thKtued or Injured by the present
After a long cabinet council, the King
reluctantly signed the death warrant ot Men
cast, and the rtecntioo was fixed for Saturday,
A M ' lrl' dlf patch of Dee. 31st, says:
Moncasi'a counsel, ht wife and child were
given audience by tha King that day. They
have presented to the Minister of Justice a
tvlitioa signed by 7,000 persons, Including two
Bishop. Furthermore, Seeor Latest aad
Gaaular have Interceded with Scoor Cascvaa
U1 CaatUlo U WhaU ot Moacaat
The German and Turkish frontier
commUtiooer will carry, on thHr neguttatlon
at Athens. Thr Orind'Yixler slates that he
aecrpt the princl4e of the rrctllratloii of the
frontier uton the coodlUoo of Turkey retain
ing a strategical line, and the l'orr engg
Ingtoobserve neutrality In ISeevent of (Ireece
raising any further claims or attempting In
vaton. A correspondent any: Intelligence
has been r .'retted fnim Scutari that thelnhab
Itanta of I'olgaritxt hare lately telegraphed
the Sultan their detrrmliialloo hot to submit,
In any cae, to the enforcement of the Berlin
treaty Simultaneously with thl notice the
authorities of I'odgarllxa demolished the
dwellings of Ibo-r Inhabitants of Shuie wo
hal gone to tender submission to Montenegro.
A london Tlm' Vienna dispatch slate that
Prince Dandakofi Kalaachofl has made special
report to the Cisr, asking hi intervention
In leh!f of the llulgarian in Macedonia,
who declare that 130 of their village have
been burned, and 6,000 erion maucretl
during the suppression of the insurrection.
The Bulgarian fugitives have jietltlotied for
eign ambassador for deliverance from Turk
A dispatch from l'aris says it is re
ported that the wound received bySlgnor Cab
roll, the Italian ex-l'rlme Minister, at the
hands of the would-be assassin of King Hum
trt, Is festering, and that f Is about to un
dergo a iurglca) o-eratton.
A dispatch from Copenhagen sas:
The stuck of the semi otllclal Prussian pro
threaten to cause a diplomatic rupture bet
ween Germany and Dentnat k.
IJKUMANY A.Mr AMKHK'A.
The iMts-rs-lrr lthtctt I lie- Ijilr
HiiyMi-st Tnylor Hud Wllh the
Wasiiiniiton, December 2.1. In thn
diplomatic correspondence out to-day
there is an interesting dispatch from
Hayard Taj lor, the Into Minister lo Mer
lin, giving nu account of Gen. Grant's
reception by tho Crown Prince. Tho
Hmperor. it will bo remembered, was
too III nt tlm time to receive any visit
ors. In the course of tlm account of
tho reception by tlio Crown 1'rlnce, Mr.
I accompanied General Grant to the
palace of thn Crown Princn, where ho
was llrst received by all tho adjutants
and the court ofliclals of ttm latter nnd
conducted to tho audience-room. The
Crown Prince then entered, In his uni
form of tluld-mnrahal, greeted General
Grant most cordially, and conversed
with him forthreo-iiuartcrs of nu hour.
At tho close of tlm interview Im Invited
him and Mrs. Grant, together with my
self, to dine at tho Nuw Palnco in Pots
dam tho noxt evening. On returning
homo I was surprised to lltul a letter
from Count Nosselrode, Court Marshal
of the Empress, informing me that Her
MaJsMty would receive mo on Friday
aftcraoon. From tlm absence of cer
tain customary formnlitics on reaching
tho palaoo and tho tpttet manner of my
receptioa I suspect thattt was meant
to be private quite as much as official.
Tlm Empress took occasion to express
to me tho Kmperor's Interest in Gen.
Grant's history, his dealro to meet him
personally, nml his (Treat regret thnt
this was now impossible. Iior wonls
ami manner Implied an authorization
that I should repeal these axprMtloaa "V
to General Grant. She then smk,wryliw f P
i i 1 1 .Jiiumj m .iiuiiiniunmiict's
occasioned by tlm distress of tho labor
ing classes, declared her belief that a
period of peace would be the best retr.
edy, and finally said: "i'Iio Kmpcror
knew that I should see j'ou to-day. Ho
has the peace of tho world at heart, ami
ho desires nothing so much as the es
tablishment of friendship between tin
tlous. 1 ask you to make it your task
to promote the existing friendship be
tween your country ami ours. You
cannot do a better work, and wo shall
most heartily ttnlto with you In doing
it. This Is tlm Kmperor's messago to
you, and ho nskod me to give It to you
in his name ns well its my own," She
bowed and left me. Tho deep, earnest,
pathetic tones of her voice impressed
me profoundly. I kept her words care
fully In my memory, and have repeated
them wllh only such changes as tho
translation mages necessary.
The Decimal System or Notation.
Ten Is, theoretically, ill suited for
tho radix of a tystem of notation, for It
penults of only one bisection. Tho half
of it is live, an odd number. It also is
incapable of nny other division. On
account of these "defects tho system Is
ill adapted to tho operations of tlm shop
and market Although our calcula
tions are universally made In tho deci
mal system, none of our tables of weights
ami measures are decimal in anv ono
of their inibdivtslons. In all depart
ments of trade tho current prices have
been di rived from a process of succes
sive halvings. Tho shopman reckons
by halves, quarters, eighths, sixteenths
and thirty-seconds, and not by tlfths
and tenths. Tho j-ard-stick is divided
In Its practical nso Into halves, otmr
ters, eighths, etc, by successive bisec
tions. Kven tho sixteenth of a unit is
more commonly used In trado than tho
tenth. In tho stock-exchange, shares
change In price by eighths of a dollar,
not by tenths. Kven with our decimal
system of money, we reoulro coins for
half and quarter of a dollar for practi
cal use lo trading. Almost the entire
price-list of our stores advances and re
cedes by thco fractions of a unit
formed by successive bisections.
The attempt by the French to com
pel the use of the decimal system shows
tho difficulty of such an undertaking.
Popular necessities compelled tho In
troduction of blnal divisions. Tho prices
of their money and stck markets aro
still frequently quoted In quarters and
eighths. The attempt -. ,.vido thnn
t'Ii i"rwu(t nre. After trying
:ogveto telr decimal metrology a
universal application, they have been
compelled to modify it in many of their
weights and measures. From the In
herent defects of a ten scale all at
tempts to introduce an International
decimal system of weights and Beast
urea have met with strong opposition.
Fcpulor Scitne Montklf.
aljjiivyyM iMWM1''1''''' 1
l i.1, K '
Powered by Open ONI