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A JMUULIAlVr CAMEEK.
Sketch f the Buy sLIfe f the
However men may differ as to the
calibre of John A. Logan's states
manship, no one will deny that he
was one of the most remarkable men
in public life, with a remarkable
career behind him and a remarkable
bold upon the masses of people.
Logan was developed by the war.
The cavalry bugler eouuded the fcey
' note of his character, and in an at
mosphere of dust and powder he
grew great. A country lawyer, who
found his highest ambition in stirring
the languid blood of the criminal
jury, sprang suddenly to the head of
an army, without previous military
education, by the mere force of his
courage and his martial instincts.
He was the representative of the
loyal millions, the beau ideal of the
volunteer soldier, and as such fu his
tory will he livo.
The story that he has Italian blood
in hJ8 veins is a myth, founded upon
the color of his skin and hair, and Is
totally untrue. His father was a
physician, John Logan by name, and
came to America from Ireland only
three years before the senator was
born. His mother was Elizabeth
Jenkins, and her family lived in
Tennessee. Logan was born in
Murphysboro, a little town among
the hills that hem in the Mississippi
river, and was the eldest of eleven
children. His early education was
such only as the frontier afforded,
and was gained at his mother's knee
aud in the log school house where an
itinerant teacLor at intervals pre
sided. When be was 18 years old he
was eent to the nearest school, called
Shiloh academy, under the jurisdic
tion of the Methodist church, nnd
graduated from it into the Mexican
war. He joiucd the First Illinois
reginn-ni si '. private, but the mil
itary instinct developed, aud he after
wards became a lieu tenant, aud served
both f.e adjutant and quartermaster
of his regiment. At the close of the
war he went into the law office of his
uncle, Alexander Jenkins, who was
a great man in southern Illinois, a
Jacksoftiati Democrat, and at one
time lieutenant governor of his
It was the lovu of contest that took
. him at once into politics, aud in 1S51
he was elected clerk of Jackson
county. By means of the revenues of
this office he web enabled to carry on
his law studies and took a ccut6e ot
lectures ut Louisville during the fol
lowiiit; year, which constituted and
completed hin legal education. At
once upon his re turn from Louis
ville, iti 1852, lie was elected prose
cuting attorney of Jucksou county,
and went to the state legislature in
the following year; being re-elected
and gaining a local leadership in the
Democratic party, which was recog
nized by Lit appointment as presi
dential elector 0:1 the Buchanan ticket
At this point he begun his career as
a. stump orator, and his speeches
wero considered remarkable ex
amples of eloquence, giving him a
reputation that tent him to congress
in 1S5S. He was an earnest Doug
lass mau, and, being icnomiualed to
congress in 1800, stumped the state
with great success.
Might hero came a critical period
in his career, and although there are
men who still as;ert that his sym
pathy was with the secessionists
thero is plenty ot evidence that the
south had no claim upon him ; that,
whatever his original sentiments may
have been, hi public utterauces were
always loyal, and that when the
crisis cumo he wad on the right side.
The country he liod in was full of
southern sympathizers, his mother's
family were secessionists, and his
surroundings made loyalty unpop
ular. The story that he tendered bis
services to Jefferson Davis, is con
tradicted by that gentleman, who
says he never heard of Logan until
more than a year after the war begun.
There are several witnesses
to the fact that in Novem
ber, 18G0, when Liucoln's election
was assured aud threats were freely
made that he should not be inaugur
ated, Logan publicly declared that he
would shoulder a Rail-Splitter to the
While he was in Washington at
tending the called session of congress
in the summer of 1861, he went to the
front, as many representatives did, to
visit the army in Virginia, and being
the guest of Col. Richardson when
the battle of Bull Run took place, be
was given a musket and fought
through that eveutful July day as a
private in the ranks.
When congress adjourned in Aug
ust he went home and at once raised
a regiment (the thirty-first Illinois)
which went into battle at Belmont
two months after they were mustered
into the army. In the siege of Fort
Donelson Logan actively engaged,
and was badly wounded in the left
arm. Hi6 gallantry here and at Bel
mont made him a brigadier-general,
and from this time his star rose rap
idly. He wa6 given command of a
division in McPherson's corps, and
made a major-general before he had
been a year in the army.
In 1SG2 he declined a renomination
for congress, believing that be could
serve bis country best in the field.
In Grant's winter campaign in
Mississippi and in the siege of Vicks
burg Logan bore a conspicious part,
and bi6 bravery as a leader was pro
verbial. In the battle of Champion
Hill Gen. Grant eent an aide 10 in
quire whether Logan could not posh
bis men forward a little. Logan's
profane' but characteristic reply was:
"Tell Gen. Grant my division can
whip all the rebels this side of h 1,
and will push forward till he gives ns
orders to bait."
When Grant was sent to the Army
of the Fotonae and yielded to Sber
aaa the command of Aha division of
Ue Mississippi Logan sacceeded the
latter as commander of the famous
Fifteenth Army Corps, and followed
Sherman in the march to the sea. In
he desperate assault made npon
Hood at Atlanta Logan fought as he
never fonght before, and when Mc
Pherson fell he took command of the
Army of the Tennessee, and with re
sistless fury avenged the death of tbo
The displacement of Logan from a
position which be had earned and the
promotion of Howard to McPher
ton's place was a blow from which
the general never did recover. It
came very near depriving; the army
of one of its ncost gallant and valua
ble officers. He considered' it a cruel
and uncalled for humiliation, and but
for the entreaties of friends would
bavo endcred bis resignation. But
be remained with the army until the
evacuation of Atlanta, when he went
to Illinois to'eturap the stateYor Lin
coin. After the election he returned
to camp, and Ijedihis corps in the re
markable campaign through' the Car
olinas. After tbe surrender of John
son he'marchcdihis men to Alexan
der and rode at their head in the
grand review at Washington.
After being mustered out of the
army be was tendered the Mexican
mission byPresident Johnson, but
declined it, and, covered with glory,
returned to his home in Illinois,
where his political career was resum
ed. He was nominated aud elected
as a congressmau-at-large from Illi
nois, and served as such until bis el
ection to the senate to fill the seat of
Richard Yates in 1870 During his
service in the hnu-e he was an active
participant of the debates and took
strong grounds in favor of the radi
cal reconstruction policy in Tiiad
deus Stpvons. In 1869 ho was one of
the Kiausjforr on the part o; the boupp
in the Johnson impeachment trill.
His first tpim as senator of the
United States expired in 1877, when
he was defeMedj for re-election by
disaffected members of his own
party in the legislation of Il!i;ioi-,
and David David was chosen in ids
stead. The republicans had but two
majority on joint ballot in this legis
lation, and there were three represen
tatives from the city of Chicago who
voted with'lhn democrats for David
Davi-. Iu 1878, however, he was
more successful, and Hicreoderi to the
seat of Richard J. Oglesby.
Gen. Logau has always been an
active man at .-.II military reunions
and was one of the founder of the
Grand Army of IhcRcpubHc.which or
iginated at Decutur, III. He was tin
first national commander of that or
ganization, and as such issued he or
der iu 1868 fur the decoration of the
graves of Union soldiers the 30.' h of
Until recently Gen. Logan's resi
dence in Washington was in a board
ing bouse, in which he occupied two
modest rcoais for moro than twelve
years. Aearagohe moved into a
residence a house of bis own
known as the 'Calumet," where he
livrd'in morecouifort than before.
Gen. Logan was always a leader in
securing pent-ion legislation ; was on
of the most urgent advocates -of the
arrears of pensionbill, and has never
failed al each meeting ot congress to
p-cseut a bill for the equalization o'
bounties, lie had'matured a meas
ure to pension every man who saw
activo service in tbe war. He wa-i
radical on tbe subject of internal im
provements, always voted for libe-a!
appropriations fo rivers andharbors
and gave his support to railroad
land-grant .measuiesHis personal
honesty, however, was never doubted,
and bis poverty was the best evidence
of his integrity. Having been in
public life almost since he reached
his majority, and having given bis
entire time to politics, be had no time
to engage in lucrative employment,
and his entire property consisted of a
rcsideuce on Calumet avenue, in
Chicago, which is worth from 125,000
to $30,000, and a farm at histoid home
in southern Illinois, besides a bouse
No ono whose intimacy with tbe
Logan family has given him a knowl
edge of its past will deny to Mrs.
Logan tbe credit of being her bos
band's most energetic advocate and
judicious adviser, and at the same
time a devoted mother. She has
two children a daughter, who is the
wife of Paymaster Tucker of the
army, now stationed at Santa Fe, and
a son, Manning, who was for a time
a cadet at West s Point, having in
herited his father's military ambition.
Both of them were educated by Mrs.
Logan, or under her personal super
vision ; both were constantly at her
side; in tbe camp, during war tim,e,
and in the most exciting political
campaigns, she never for a moment
neglected the duties of her house
hold or forgot ber children's claims.
Gen. Logan's popularity was with
the masse b. In the country, among
the farmers, and particularly with
tbe veterans of tbe war, be was very
Logan had tbe reputation of being
a chronic growler, and Gen. Grant
once said that be "was never at peace
except in war." He throve on op
position and was never so cool or
so good natured as 1 en he was in
the midst of an exciting contest.
Gen. Grant, when be was in tbe
White House, once described bis
characteristics by comparing him
with the lafe Oliver P. Morton.
"Morton will come to me," said
Grant, "with two requests. I will
grant one of them and he will go
away boasting of his influence with
the administration. Logan will come
with thirteen requests. I will grant
twelve or tbem. and he will go away
swearing that his wishes are never
Itch, Prairie Mange, and Scratches
of every kind cured in 30 minutes by
Woolford's Sanitary Lotion. Use no
other. This never falls
Sold by I
0. B. Stillman, druggist Columbus.
The deaerml Book.
New York. Dee. 28.The pnb
lishers of General Logaa'sbook, "The
Great Conspiracy," have received a
letter from W. B. Taylor, private
secretary of General Logan, ia which
he says that tbe receipts -from tbe
sale of that book will he about the
only legacy left to Mrs. Logan, and
suggesting that if this fact should be
made known to the public, "tbe pa
triotic impulses of a grateful people
might, through this channel, place
ber beyond want. Knowing Mrs.
Logan's circumstances as well as I
do," adds the general's secretary, "I
beg of you to take immediate step?
to place this matter before the public."
Washington. Dec. 28.---Special
Telegram to tbe Bee Mrs. Logan is
already receiving a great many sug
gestions as to herfuture, and among
others oue that she write her reminis
cences of tbe 'war. She has often
thought of doing so and the book
would have a very large sale. Her
ife has been full of adventures in
war and politics that few women in
any couutry have experienced and
she can relate tbem in a most graphic
way, as all who know her are aware.
Youno man, if yon have a sort of
"hankering""" after a girl, don't be
afraid to tell her so. Many a young
fellow has lost the opportunity of
his life because he didn't have the
courage to walk right up to head
quarters and say what he thought.
There are two things in particular
which yon can trust no other person
on earth to do for you, and these are,
tc eat your dinner and spark your
girl. We have known young men
who dared walk right up to a bass
drum when it was going, hut when it
came to shown.g a little "mellow
lu-as" towaid & girl either left it nn-doi.e-or
employed, a substitute. Fr
instance, a young man in Schuyler
last week, bought a fine Christina
present for a "friend," and prevailed
upon another young uisu to deliver
it. The other youug man did as re
quested, but neglected to mention the
party who sent tho present and al
lowed a large bunch of than to b
showered upou himself. Moral
don't be a coward especially upon
some occasions. Schuyler Herald.
Mb. F. H. Goodrich, a St. Louis
Traveling Mau, representing the
Graham Paper Co., contributes the
iollowlng, it may be ol value to you :
4I have been troubled wl'h cold an :
Koreuues of the breast tho pi9f yea
and find great relief in Cbmnberlain'
Cough Remedy. 1 cheerfully recom
meud it to any one troubled with
coughs or colds, give it a trial." L.
Harry, a merchant of Sweet Home.
Mo., has also used It for several
years aod knows its value; ho say
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy never
tails to (iive quick relief, and that he
always keeps it In the house and
would not be without it lor five
times Its oost. Sold by Dowty &
An Iowa lariner says it will take
all the corn in Iowa to feed its 6tock.
If Jay Gould owned that stock he
would water it and sell tbe corn.
W. D. Hoyt & Co., wholesale and
retail druggists of Rome, Ga., says:
We have been seliiug Dr. King"
New Discovery, Electric Bitters and
Bucklen's Arnica salve for two years.
Havo neverj handled remedies tha
sell as well, or give such universal
satisfaction. TherehaveJ.'been some
wonderful cures effected by these
medicines it this city. Several cases
of pronounced Consumption have
been entirely cured by use of a few
bottles of Dr. King's New Discovery,
taken in connection with Electric
Bitters. Wetguarantee'them alway.
Sold by Dowty & Heltkemper.
Dean Hart or Denver says that
tbe scripture, properly interpreted.
reads, "Peace on earth to men or go'.d
Not a few of the citizens of Colum
bus bave recently become greatly
excited over the astounding facts,
that several of their friends who had
been pronounced by their physicians
as incurable and beyond all hope
suffering that dreaded monster Con
sumption bave been completely
cured by Dr. King's New Discovery
for Consumption, tbe only remedy
that does positively cure all throat
and lung diseases, Coughs, Colds,
Asthma and Bronchitis. Trial bottle
free at .Dowty & Heitkeraper's Drug
Store, large bottles $1.
Truth is a unit, and therefore
truthfil propositions are always
consistent with themselves.
As well as the handsomest, and othen
are invited to call on Or. A. Heintz and
gel free a trial bottle of Kemp's Balsam
for the Throat and Lungs, a remedy that
is telling entirely upon its merits and is
guaranteed to cure and relieve all
Chronic and Acute Coughs, Asthma,
Bronchitis and Consumption. Price 50
cents and $1. Tec22-86
As attempt was made tbe other
night to rob tbe poetoffice at Omah .
Tbe thief was so closely watched and
penned that be failed to succeed with
hia robbery, and bearly had time
to make good hii escape from the
Soase FUa People
Allow a cough to run until it gets beyond
the reach of medicine. They often say.
Oh, it will wear away, but in most cases
It wears them away. Could tbey be In
duced to try the successful medicine
called Kemp's Balsam, which we sell on
a positive guarantee to cure, they would
Immediately see tbe excellent effect after
talcing the f rst dose. Price Me and $1.00.
Trial tie fret. Dr. A. Heintz.
Tbk earth is not quite round,
neither Is any man perfect.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy sever fails aad Is
pleasaat and safe. Sold-by Dowty 3c
-WAYS OP NOTED MEN.
Freaks Which In Some Would Have geessv
d Like Insanity.
Augustus' Hare, one of the cleverest
divines in the English Church, when he
had ended a train of hard thinking,
would rise from tbe desk aud spin
around on bis heel a few seconds and
then resume bis studies.
Dr. Johnstone would never enter a
certain lane in London without going
between two particular posts of which
there were four.
Frederick the Great in bis youth was
noted for his stubbornness and bashful
ncss, and, we are told, showed this at
bis sister's marriage. Instead of appear
ing at the ceremony in court attire be
came with the servants dressed as one
of their number.
Neander, the famous church histor
ian, was unable to lecture to his stud
ents unless he had iu his baud a quill
pen. which be tore to nieces while he
talked and it was always necessary to
supply him with a second when the
first bad been entirely wasted.
Charles II. of England was very fond
of hunting insects, aud it is related by
certain historians that he was hunting
a moth in tbe supper-room at Whitebait
when the Dutch fleet sailed up the
Thames and burned Sheeruess.
Charles Dickens, the famous novelist,
was a most untiring walker; he consid
ered it but a trifle to pass over forty or
even sixty miles of country. Should a
friend visit him a walk was his (Dick
ens') first proposition. Tradition says
in the long run he had few friends
spending a whole day with him.
Archbishop Whately was one of tbe
most philanthropic of men. and yet,
when dying, he is reported to have said:
I rejoice to think that never in my life
have I given a copper to a beggar with
whose antecedents I was a stranger."
The Earl of Chatham was most pecu
liar in his habits; these, no doubt, were
engendered by his hypochondriac na
ture. On one occasion, in midsummer,
he wished to have snow, and adopted
the following rather curious method of
having his wish realized: Tho servants
were ordered to have large fires in every
room, the walks outside were covered
with salt to make things have a wintry
appearance, and doors aud window's
were kept shut to keep out the bitter
cold. How long this whim lasted the
historian does not record.
William Wilberforce became so ab
sorbed in conversation in evening com
panies as wholly to forget himself. He
would lift himself from his chair in his
earnestness, move forward a little, aud
gradually approach perilously near the
edge. I was a tradition iu fashionable
EugliBh circles that he had fallen sever
al limes to the floor; but in families
where he was loved' it was the custom
to station one of the older children be
hind his chair to move it forward as he
moved and guard him against peril.
Some who afterwards became leaders to
English society retained among the
pleasan test' memories of their childhood
the recollection of the services rendered
to this brilliant and eloquent convcrser.
Rossini, the composer of "The Bar
ber," when engaged with any great
composition, invariably shaved 'himself
iu a most fantastic way to urevent his
going out of floors.
George IV., King of England, was
very feminine in his habits; he possess
ed scores of embroidered shirts, which
wero considered by him to be tho best
department of his wardrobe, and were
accordingly displayed with great pomp
to auy particular fricud of his Majesty.
Napoleon habitually watched a cer
tain star, which he declared was his,
for it never abandoned him, but was al
ways iu sight commaudmg him to go
forward, giving as a reason for his suc
cess its own appearance.
Origin of Mrs. Partington.
The way iu which the first Partington
Saragraph was written was singular,
inc cveniug the uews came to the Post
newspaper ofliee that flour was seliiug
at verv high prices at the Magdalen
Islamic, ip the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Said Georgo Baily. one of Shillaber's
fellow-compositors: "i don't care a
what the price is iu the .Magdalen Is
lands. I always have to give just so
much for half a dollar's worth." Tho
idea struck Shillaber us odd. and he
immediately set up the lines: "Mrs.
Partington says she always uoticed that,
wbethor flour was dear or cheap, she
had invariably to pay the same money
for half a dollar's worth." The para
graph was generally copied by other
newspapers the next day, aud a second
paragraph published the following day
was equally well received. Encouraged
by these successes aud the Colonel's
commendation, Mr. Shillaber continued
to wri.e such quaint paragraphs and
other mailer as have since made him
famous. Doston Globe.
Origin of a Common Expression.
Tbe funny mau of the Texas Silings
perpetrates the following:
"Wilson Barrett (called out after the
earthquake scene in HJlaudian') What
do you there, catiff? Surrender that
boquet, or by aii tbe gods
"Stage carpenter No, you don't
sully; Fgot up that earthquake, and this
aall is for me."
This stage carpenter met with more
appreciation than did the bad play
wright, John Dennis, to whom the
language is indebted for a piquant ex
pression. Dennis invented for his play.
I "Appius aud Virginia," a new variety
of stage thunder which has been used
ever since. Hearing it used in "Mac
beth" after tbe failure of his own drama
be arose indignantly from his seat in
the pit and exclaimed: "They will not
let my play run; and yet they steal my
thunder." Buffalo Courier.
m 1 1
Mrs, Mary Shreve Ransom of Ken
tucky is said to be on her way to En
gland to get her share of the Shreve es
tate, which is a trifle of $100,000;000.
This mythical money is reported by
Mrs. Ransom's friends to be in the Bank
of England, awaiting distribution to the
rightful heirs. We hope that Mrs. Ran
som will get her 6hart which is said to
be $4,145,883, but if ahe is not more
fortunate than Mrs. Sidney T. Brown,
of Bagdad, N. Y.. to whom a share of
$40,000,000 in the Cuasc-Towueley estate
was assigned a year or two ago, she will
have ber journey for her pains. Wo
win remind ber that tbe Bank of En
gland has announced that it "is in no
way custodian of any real property
whatsoever, nor has it any knowledge
of any of the properly of persons dying
intestate, nor of the proceeds of estates
in chancery, nor of unclaimed dividends
on estates in bankruptcy."
Clergyman-rGood morning, good
morning, Mr. Biggs! How bright nd
smiliug you look this moruiug! Things
bave been going well with you, I judge.
Prosperous Parishioner Yes. Mr. Sur
plice, I do feel well contented. I havo
ever since yesterday morning. It was
the sermon, I think, that did me good.
I Clergyman Ah, Mr. Biggs. I
am indeed gratified to bear it. I am
really gratified. I try to do a little
good in my bumble way. Prosperous
Parishioner Yes. I was just Groin? to
say that I went into the city yesterday
to hear Phillips Brooks. A wonderful
preacher. Mr. Surplice, a wonderful
preacher. Really. I bave been quite a
different man .since 1 beard him speak.
m 1 i
Another large ostrich farm is to be
established in Cabfornia, this time at
Coronado beach, San Diego county.
Justice Mansfield, of Vernona, N. Y.,
is tbe oldest justice of tbe peace In tbe
United States, being 91 years old.
A WILDCAT IN THE CELLAR,
Mr. Tobln-i 1 Exciting bperienca with
Ou Sunday evening Cyrus Tobin of
Cherry Tree. Pa., took a lamp and went
down cellar to draw a pitcher of cider,
savs a corresnondent of the New York
Suit. In one corner of tbe cellar ranks
of kindling-wood are piled. As Tobin
went down the steps he heard some
thing jump on the wood, and several
sticks tumbled down to the cellar floor.
Tobin thought a man bad got into tbe
cellar and was prowling there to rob
the house. Ho held the lamp up to let
the light fall on the wood-pile, when he
was startled to see an enormous wild
cat crouching there. In his oxcitement
Tobin throw tho pitcher he had in his
hand at the wildcat. The pitcher struck
the wall above the animal's head, and
fragments of crockery fell back upon it
The wildcat sprang clear across tho
cellar, and after leaping from one place
to another vaulted to a swinging-shelf
about teu feet from where 'lobin was
Tobin ran back up stairs and got bis
revolver, and, returning to the cellar,
blazed away at the wildcat. The con
cussion put'tlie light out. and then tbe
eyes of the wild-cat could be so plainly
seen glaring at its enemy in tbe dark
that the latter was afraid to tire again
without a light and hurried back up
stairs to relight the lamp. There was
no one iu the bouse besides Tobin ex
cept his wife and daughter. When he
came up the first time and got the pistol
be was in such a hurry that he did not
tell them what he had seen in the cel
lar, and before they could follow him
the shot bad been fired that extinguished
Mrs. Tobin and iier daughter ran to
tbe cellar step3, and, seeing that it was
all dark at the bottom, thought Tobin
had shot himself, and ran screaming to
a neighbor's. Tobin. in his determina
tion to kill the wildcat paid no atten
tion to the running away of his family,
but relighted his lamp and returned to
the cellar. It was evident that his first
shot had not hit the mark, for the wild
cat remained ou the swinging shelf,
crouching down. The animal seemed
bewildered by its strange surroundings.
Tobin tired again, and again the.lamp
went out. The wildcat was probably
bit, for it leaped from tho shelf and
leaped about the cellar among barrels
and boxes, making a racket that drove
Tobin hullcr-skeiter back up the stairs
As he was relighting bis lamp his
wife and daughter, accompanied by Mr.
and Mrs. Giles, neighbors, came rush
ing into the house, and as Mrs. Tobin
saw her husband standing in the room
she fainted. In the excitement that
followed Tobin gave no explanation of
his shots in the cellar, but when Mrs.
Tobin was restored he told about tbe
wildcat Tobin and Giles re-entered
the cellar, Giles carrying the lamp and
Tobin handling tho revolver. The
wildcat was nowhere to be Been at first,
but was finally discovered behind some
barrels of apples under the cellar steps.
Tobiu fired another shot at if, and the
animal leaped out, and, rushing by the
two men, ran up the cellar steps to the
room where tho three excited women
were. Their screams added to the ap
parent bewilderment of the wildcat, aud
it tried to jump through a window.
Tobiu aud Giles hurried up-stairs,
aud found the women huddled together
in oue coruer of the room, almost rais
ing the ceiling with their shrieks, while
tbe wildcat was on the other side of the
room trying to find a place to escape
from the house. Tobiu tired agaiu, and
the wildcat leaped to the top of a bureau,
sweepiug everything to the lloor that
was ou it, and then sprang past the
men aud returned to the cellar.' Tobin
and (tiles followed ir, but it was no
where to be found.
A small cellar window was found to
be open, and by that it had evidently
come iuto the cellar in the first place,
and also escaped through it Traces of
blood were in the room, on the cellar
steps, and ou the cellar window-ledge,
showing that the animal bad been nit
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CAJOLED BY A WOMAN.
An Incident la the Experience of a Secret
In the summer of 1864 complaints
were made to our bureau that some one
was "shoving" bogus sbinplasters in
the neighborhood of Green Bay. A
good many hundred dollars' worth of
the currency was let loose all at once,
and I was detailed to proceed to Wis
consin and work up the case. It was
settled before I started that the "stuff"
bad been printed from plates made by
an engraver known to us as "Slick
Sam." His right namo was, I believe,
George Disston, and he was then in
State prison on a long sentence, it was
pretty certain that the plates had fallen
into tbe bands of some of bis pals, and
were being made use of in a lively man
ner. It was probable that the printing
was being done in Chicago, and that an
"agent" had struck Green Bay to un
load. Upon reaching the pin" mentioned I
fouud that almost every branch of trade
had suffered, and pretty soon I was able
to show that most of the bogus money
had been passed upon them during one
week. Theu they began to hunt up
sales and remember buyers, and it was
settled that the "shover" was an old
grayhaired man named Newell, who
lived on a farm a few miles away. Ho
bad purchased dry goods, notions, hard
ware, drugs, and almost everything
else, paying shinplasters which ap
peared almost new. It was plain to me.
after "ettin? thus far. that be had
bought bis bogus money outright of
some agent, or uau seui 10 parties in
some city for it
I swore out a warrant for him, took
the cars to within four miles of his
house, and accomplished tho rest of the
way on foot He lived in tbe woods, in
a log house, and bad but a few acres
cleared. Evidences of poverty and
shiftlessness could be found ou every
band. I was quije certain that I saw
him about the door of the house while J
was yet some- ways off. but when I
reached it tbe door was shut and no
one was in sight. However, after I had
done some lively rappiug a muscular
woman about 30 years old opened the
door and inquired my business. I re
plied that I was an agent from Chicago
aud desired' to see her husband. She
invited me in, believing, as I meant her
to believe, that I had come as tho agent
of the counterfeiters. She stated that
her husband was off bunting, but would
be home soon.
After we had talked for half an hour
or more the womau's demeanor suddenly
changed. What aroused ber suspicion
I can t say, but I saw that she looked on
me with distrust Thinking that the
plain way was the best way I told her
who I was aud my errand.
"So you are a detective, come to arrest
my husband!" she called in a loud
I sought to calm her. and had instant
success. She settled dowu in her chair
and aaid she bad been expecting it for
weeks, and that her husband must make
the best of tho situation. She shed tears
and seemed much affected, and as tbe
time passed and I wanted to go out and
bunt up Newell she excused his con
tiued absence and kept me seated on
the plea that he must soon show up. I
had beeu there two hours when we
beard a voice shouting for help. While
I ran out doors she nisli.d into the
other room. I passed half-way -around
the house to find the old man 'hanging
bead downward, bands on thtr grouuti
and feet in a small window four or live
feet up. After I had released him and
taken him into custody I found that be
bad run into tbe room when he saw me
approaching the bouse. When the wife
raiseu ner voice it was to warn uim wno
WJl9 hM wbat brouht me thare He
climbed oat of the window to escape,
but in hw descent bis trousers caught
on a nail and held him fast The wife
was detaining me in order to give him a
good start, but it turned out that ahe
was only prolonging his sufferings. He
stood it until he could bear it no more,
aud then called out The case against
him was so stroug that be made uo de
fense, and received a sentence of six
years. Detroit Free Press.
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The Projcresslve Race.
Obviously, tho African is progressive
or nothing. His imitative qualities
stand out like' gems of purest ray serene
upon tbe escutcheou of his nationality.
The other day I wanted to buy a small
jag of wood for kindling purposes and
accosted a sablo sou of Afric's sunny
"Fo' shuali. boss, I got fine wood fo'
kindlin' pu'poscs fust-rate wood fo'
"What is your figure for a small jag?"
"Well; I reckou 'bout seventy-five
cents am de propah 'mount."
"All right; bring around your jag of
wood in the morning aud 1 will take
it, provided it is of good quality aud
Bright and early the next morning a
slab-sided beast o'f the renus mule halt
ed before my door. A poor abject creat
ure with a white, skin' held .the reins.
Tbe negro with whom I had talked the
day before came to my door aud told me
that tbe wood was there. I examined
the jag and commenced to cliuch the
bargain with the colored man.
"See yar, boss, de white man am sell
in' dis wood. Yo' can talk wid him."
"He does the talkin'. I hire him, 1
does, toe do the talkin'.- I reckon I am
de boss, but be be am my hired help,
he am. Go 'long, bosj, an' make yo'
bargain wid de white, hired trash."
That was easily done. 1 bought the
wood from the poor white man aud
cave him seventy-five cents for the jag.
The next movement on the part of the
colored mau was a stunner.
Here, yo' .poo', onuery, low-down
white man, hero am twenty-live cents
mo. Dat makes tho one dollah I prom
ised yo' fo' doin1 tie job."
After the white man pocketed his one
dollar aud disappeared 1 asked the
I uu-iu, -nuw vuu )uu auorn 10 give
away me woou anu pav a quarter De
sides?" "Hush-sh! Doan' say uufiin. Da
wood am stole, an' well, boss, I pay
jess twenty-five tents to see how't feels
toe be boss ouce." Judge.
The Hoosler Maintained Hid Rights.
A few years ago the iiabit of convey
ing food to the mouth with a knife was
voted a grave offence by Germans at
Heidelberg, and during the year sev
eral duels wero fought on tho strength
of it. On ouu occasion a young man
mortally offended a number of his best
friends by inadvertently placing his
knife to his lips while eating at his own
table. His guests all withdrew, and the
next day he was surprised to receive a'
challenge from each one. He was in
honor bound to accept them, as they
were in proper form. Afier tirhtiu2
three or four of theih to' the bloody
point the authorities arrested the whole
lot, and imprisoned them until they
promised to drop it
Au American, hailing from Indiana,
stepped into a restaurant in Vienna one
day to gel his dinner. Seated at the
other table were a number of German
bloods, some of whom were noisy aud,
to the American, quite vulgar in their
manners. He paid littlu atteution to
this, thinking it was the way they were
He bad no sooner begun his meal,
after the Indiana fashion, using his
knife and fork as he had done at home,
than a big spectacled and titled Ger
man arose aud declared that he had
been grossly insulted by this man eating
with bis knife. Then the whole crowd
gathered around him and threatened all
sorts of damage to bis person, finally
tbe big chap who had been the first in
sulted slapped the Hoosier in tho face.
The next instant tbe offended gentle
man was going down the back stairway
head first and iu less than two min
utes tbe American was monarch of the
cafe, and proceeded to eat his dinner
as any Indiana gentleman would.
The Road to Prosperity.
The history of the last fifty years of
business in the United States teems with
the same lessons. There is no royal road
to prosperity. The heights of pefmanen1
success can""be attained only by steady
climbing, step by step, over toilsome and
often very rugged paths. Tbere are
very few strong business concerns in
this country that began on a large
scale! Nearly all started with but little
capital and worked their way to their
present dimensions and power by
thrift, industry, and perseverance. 'In
tbe days of their weakness the founder?
of these houses were taught by experi
ence how to overcome the difficulties
they encountered. Even the few enter
prises that started in a large way that
have proved successful have been found
ed and managed by men who gained
their wisdom and skill by long service in
building up similar undertakings from
very small beginnings. As a rule men
of this kind succeed in wbat they under
take, because they combine prudence
with enterprise, and never venture be
yond their depth. From the Manu
An Edinburgh Presbyterian minister,
on one occasion happening to visit a
resident of his parish, asked what
church he was in the habit of attend
ing. The man answered that he had
belonged to a certain congregation, but
that he and others would not assent to
certain views which were accepted by
the majority, and they bad, therefore,
formed a secession, 'lhcn you worship
with those friends?" "Well, no; the fact
is I found there were certain points on
which I could not conform, so I seced
ed." 4Oh, then I suppose you and your
wife eugage in devotion" together at
home?" "Well, not precisely. Our views
are not quite in accord, so she worships
in mat corner ot tbe room, and 1 in this. '
A correspondent who passed his va
cation in a New Hampshire town says
he went early to church one Sunday
anu tounu the janitor or scxtob busily
at work sweepiug and dusting.. He
took a seat in oue of the. pews, and
soon the congregation came in, mak
ing about one hundred present at the
hour for service. Whcu'tbe sexton had
finished tolling the bell he walked into
the pulpit, and said the pastor . was
away on vacation, and hence an extra
duty devolved on him; aud, without
further, apology or explanation, the sex
ton proceededwith the service, conduct
ing it to the erideut satisfaction of the
A Michigan woman broke into a
gambling-house, fired her revolver
among tbe inmates, scared them off
frabbed tbe stakes and escorted ber
usband borne. ' A Manitoba young
girl wanted to marry a Dakota young
man. The family objected. She stood
on the Manitoba side, her lover stood
in Dakota, and a preacher, with one
foot on British soil and oue foot in tho
United States, married them. A St
Louis girl found a. strange man in the
boose. She compelled him to sit down
and wait until she called an officer to
take him to the polios station. And
yet men talk about the infirmity ol
woman. Baltimore American.
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