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THE EVENING GAZETTE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1880. Evenins: Gazette. 'il« fl. ft E. L. JOHN, 'n and Proprietors. TXBHBt W««k..lOeta.l OWT.IT»R»D BT w l»ttir, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2!), 18S9. In tmi Itarbrick po!-'om:i£ c;i'-'\ ID Liverpool, there ecems to hivvo !«?"!! doubt enough of tho guilt of the womnn t» hara saved her from tho gnllowf". Whore thi>re is any doubt nt nil in such n case, that doubt should bo set down to the benefit of tho accused. The -mo thing that was proved was that Mrs. Maybrick was a woman \vhov« private reputation was not good. But if all people whoso privato character is n little off color were hanged, the population of the world would be considerably thinned out. National Ij»bor Day. In 18S3 Mr. P. J. McQuiro, of New York, originated tho idea of an annual celebration in all the Union by members of tho various trades and labor organizations. Further, tho time to be fixed for this should lie the first Monday In September. Messrs. P. J. McOuire, Samuel Gomperg and Robert Blissert were the principal Cramers of tho piap adopted, and these gentlemen, prominent workers In the labor cause, first gave it publicity. The day was to be a grand holiday, like the Fourth of July or Christmas. It was to be celebrated by music, festivals, speaking and great processions of the labor organizations, The parades were to be a leading feature. Members of all the Industrial trades, formed in battalions and' divisions, were to march through the streets, with music playing and banners flying. Upon tho banners were to be inscribed terso words, showing tho mottoes and aims of the great labor unions. Among such were the following: "Compulsory Education, 1 ' "No Child Labor," "Sanitary Inspection of Factories," "Eight Hours a Day." The Idea caught tho public favor at once. That first year and every year since Labor day has been celebrated. It grows in favor, and its observance becomes annually moro Imposing. No more Instructive or interesting sight is witnessed than these long battalions of faithful workers. Some of the bands arc white faced and stooped from long hours of bending over indoor tasks. Others are ruddy and strong and erect. Far too many, as they march, show the cramping, stiffening effect of years of toil on their muscles. Labor day ia now a legal holiday in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut. Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio. Michigan, Colorado, California and several other states. It should bo act apart In all tho states as tho day belonging to those who make tho nation's wealth. Our British brothers can no longer talk to Americans about raco prejudices and a race war. They have a race war of their own on their hands, and one of Large proportions, too, although there has been little open violence as yet. It is not easy to foresee how and when the trouble will end. It is the dissension, between tho English and French Canadians. A difference of blood. hui^uiiso. religion even, enters into the quarrel. At present French Canadians are migrating to the United States in largo numbers. Dr.'Hammond cautions physicians on the careless UBO of liruwn-Sequard's elixir or they may kill more than they cure. In a very short time it turn* putrid, and then if used, would cause death from blood poisoning. Within half an hour's time after the lamb hit* been killed tho fluid should be_ injected into tho patient's veins. Tho water em ployed in the solution must be distilled and the whole mixture must be fret- from microbes. The mortar in which the components are reduced, as well a:the hypodermic syringe, must bo care fully cleansed with carbolic acid and dis tilled water before using. The fact that it is necessary to prepare, the elixir fivtih everv time will prevent any patent medicine quack from utilizing this dis covery if Micro is anything in it. .By Rail to Europe. Mr. John Muir, who has been making Bunreya in Behring's strait, says he feels certain that sooner or .later that passage will be girdled by a railroad bridge between Alaska and Asia. It is a stupendous thought, but Mr. Muir says there is really no unconquerable obstacle.,' The strait is sixty miles wide In the narrowest part, and along this part aro three islands, which could be utilized in building the bridge, Tho water along the route is very shallow, in some places no 'more than twenty feet deep. Tho most serious trouble would bo from floating Icebergs.-but Mr. Muir says that drawbridge sections could let theso pass through and go their way. though it is not quite easy for an outsider to see ' how. But there is a fascination in the idea of all rail connection between the United States mid Europe, The explorer .says hu has seen with his own eyes in Alaska hundreds of remains similar to those of the hairy elephant once found in Siberia. Elephant re. main? are all through the valley of the Yukon. > The Unitarian Church. A curious change has been taking place among followers of the Unitarian faith. The fact to be met in the begin ning is that there are not more than hall .as many members of that church as there were thirty-live years ago. In 1858 a creed for Ui)iUiriaiis_was_formulated _ expressing faith,in the supernatural ori gin of Christianity. A schism as violent as anything can he and bo connected with tho Unitarians, followed this dccla tion. Theodore Parker refused to ac cept the creed, and withdrew from the church. The two divisions inside the church that followed this were some times called "the right and left wings' of Unitarianium The difference has gone on working to this day. Hundred* of the younger Unitarians drifted into agnosticism und ethical Christianity, and belong to no denomination. Of the more orthodox many havo entered the fold of the Episcopal church. Henco it is that in numbers tho scholarly Unitarian church is not holding its own. The Paris exposition la open on Sundays. The English and Americans, of course, do not give in to this arrangement, and their exhibits aro not uncovered on that day. But Sunday ia the great time for tho Parisian common people to visit their great show,- which they do in such numbers that sometimes £50,000 attend. Ualn Walks. "A bad summer" will bo the verdict of those who have spent it at fashionable resorts, also of many who havo staid at home. Tho truth is, we have had much such a 8ummer~as the inhabitants of some parts of Scotland and England enjoy every year of their lives. There are fipola in that bonniu island where the natives confess-it rains a third of the time, by the clock. Yet in thoso very places where tho skies weep most copiously the graas is tho greenest, the strawberries are the largest and most luscious, and the lasses' complexions the most dazzliugly brilliant of anywhere on the globe. Those who havo watched the face of nature here this rain year have observed that our hillsides aro not baked dry and brown this summer, •' as is usual in August. • The beautiful verdure of the turf and trees is like that of May. Our belles, too, who love outdoor life —and every right minded hello does love outdoor lifo—will find that this summer their complexions escape the shriveling, drying process from the usual blistering heat. Tho skin grows plump and bloom- Ing amid tho shade and moisture, and the leathery, tan brown furrows of the face smooth out. Walks in the rain are really delightful when one goes out with the intention of taking them. Properly clad, with no fear on the mind of spoiling one's clothing, a rain walk of several miles may bo compassed in a thoroughly cheerful, jolly spirit. Such walks are good for one. Damp does not hurt when you are used to it, and even rheumatic joints hide their diminished heads sometimes when wo make up our minds not to give up to them. pqu.-ifly, tt'idwui. M;ij. T,--n'i will) tttlnfk th'r IOV...T i-n'I of tlio Indi'in villnK". whiln ho chm-Red nt tho upitm- ™d. Th? Sioux all npret> in their st,nt"nients to Dr. Me- Uillicii'ldy thru tli-iir surprise was comiilnto. Tlii'V WITO engngeJ in repelling Reno at one end, when tha bugles at tho other end gave them their flrst warning of Cufitor's presence. They were disconcerted, and wore on the point of giving w&y for a general retreat when Reno, to their astonishment, drew off. This permitted them to turn their whole, attention to Caster, "the white chief with the yellow hair." They told how they maiiHged to make tho massacre complete. The ground TYOS broken and Custer was unable to handle his men in cavalry formation. He dismounted them, leaving every fourth man to hold tho horses. The Indiana throw themselves first on the. men with tho homes, shot them down and stampeded tho horses. They did this, they said, because they knew that tho bulk of the ammunition which the soldiers carried was ou the horsus. This done, the rest was easy. It was only tho question of a few minutes till the cartridges in the belts of the soldiers gave out, and then there was no more, ammunition. "I soo," said Dr. McGilllcuddy, "thatevery uow and then some- man announces himself, In tho east, as the solo survivor of tho Custer massacre. You cau always put him down as an impostor. There was one man who might have escaped, lie was a young surgeon uamed Lord. His body was not found until long afterwards, and it was at first supposed ho was a captive. Tho Indiaus told me a Btrojnge story about Lord's death. They said that when be saw how things were going ho itorted off. Several young bucks followed him, but he had a good horso and kept ahead of them. .Just as they were going to give up tho chaso and Intending to lot Lord escape, he drew a pistol and shot himself dead. I suppose he was crazed at the thought of becoming a prisoner. The only person with Custor who survived waa a Crow scout. When ho saw that the flght hod gono against the cavalry he drew his blanket over his head so that tho Sioux might not recognize him as a Crew, jumped about among them and Howled and gradually edged his way out of the flght and made off. I believe ho Is still about the Crow Indian agency." — Sioux Falls letter. ___ Alf Pearsall is regarded by his friends on the Produce Exchange as the best story teller In the wheat crowd. Ho resides nt West- Beld, N. J., and this is what he said of a neighbor: "One of Westfield's citizens hitched his horso ou tho main street, shopped around, talked with tho boys and went home. Ho retired early— but not to sleep. What had ho forgotten? Surely not to take his boots off— no; they were safely distributed in their usual places. There hung his garments BO recently and cheerfully exchanged for the peaceful white costume of the night. :'Midulght was proclaimed by the sweet toned bell of the town clock. One o'clock, two o'clock. Still no Bleep, Surely the citizen Imd forgotten something. Ho eould not sleep. Ho made tip his mind that ho would go out to the stable and see how the horse was getting on. Hellol. Somebody had sto- | ou iiia - . No, not as bad as that. The thing he had forgotten was his horso, and tho poor animal was hitched to a post on the main street. Verily, iu> artificial memory system would bo a godsend to some one. "— New York Telegram. MTKRARY FOLLOWING THE article on the late Miss Laura i'tidgmnn, in the August St. Nicholas, the number for Septetn- j ber contains a full account of "Helen Keller, si youn^ girl who, also, Is deaf, dumb and blind. Mary Hallock Foote tolls the aad story of "The Lamb that couldn't'Keep Up,'" and a beautiful drawing illustrating th> little story forms the frontispiece of the number. Lieutenant Hamilton gives a bright and timely sketch of the modern method of defending coasts or harbors. Eleanor 0. Lewis contributes a short illustrated accnunt;of Dante's Beatrice, illustrated by an engraving from the Florentine portrait, and alao by two portraits by Dante. Treadwell Walden tells In a brisk style some Adirondack adventures. Fannie W. Marshall contributes a keenly humorous little study of boyish character—"A Day Among the Blackberries." Another very strong, humorous story is by Thomas A. Janvier ("Ivory Black") It explains why "W. Jenks'a Express," though a great success, was abruptly discontinued. F. II. Lungren has drawn two pictures for the number, and E. W. Kemble has a very humorous sketch of a negro sportsman, it la certainly a number presenting a wide variety of excellent contributions, and no child could well read It without learning much and Insensibly profiting more. "GUESS." Thore Is a certain Yritikpo phra.'W I ahvnya bayn revcri 1 '!. Yet ponnr'tow In thc^e modern daya It's nhnost f7/np]Vare<i; It wns the u^wro years atro, But nowmW-n It'fl got To b" r**parUntl ccmr*o anil low To answer: •'! piess not:" The heleht of fnKhlon rnlleJ t!v, pink Affects a llrltWi craze- Prefers "I fancy," or "I think," To that tlmo honored jihrape; But hero's a Yankee, If you please, That brands tuo fn^lilon rot. And to all heresies Ilkn thcr.n He answers: "I—guess— not!" Wlien Chaucer, \VycHIT ami the rest Express their meaning (hu\ I Riiees, If not the very tiest, It's good enough for us! •Why, shall the Idioms of our speech Be banished and forgot For this vain trash which niodiTtia toach? Well, no, sir; I gnoaa ifot! There's meaning in (hot honiely pliraso *'o other words exjirt-'Sfl— No substitute therefor convey* Buch unobtrusive KtreM-s, True Anglo-Saxon K]x>ech. It ROCS Directly to tliohpot. And he who hears It always knows The worth of "I—£ucss—not!" —Chicago News. An Kpltnph.. Hero is an epitaph which may niuuso your readers. I remember to havo lieartl It many years ago when I live*l in York siute: , Here llea Johnnie Weller, Who was taken sick after eatiii' tho yellor Off 'm his jurnpin' jack: Gone to meet lite slst«r Mary, Ilo.sleepn In Greenwood cemrtary, And we don't t-xpect him bflck. —Chicago News. Boston felicitates itself on being the only city in the Union which the practice. of tipping baa not invaded. Happy Boston I But when it comes to tlifl practice of tippling, Boston ia etill abli to hold her own with the best. For the mouth of July the earnings of 139 railroads of the country were 8.7 per cent greater than for the game month last year. There can be no sorer index to the general prosperity than thia. __' Tha Montana constitutional convention has made a notable departure from tradition in one respect It leaves to the legislature to decide whether church property shall be taxed. Rnlistlng Soldiers. It is not so easy by half to enlist in the United States army as it is supposed to bo. A young man who is no good anywhere else would bo no good in the array; and Undo Sara will not have liim- In our large cities there are recruiting offices constantly open for all branches of the service, but only about one in six of those who apply is accepted by the examining officer. Thus the regiments of the regular array are never full. In general, the man jvho is admitted into tho service must bo 21 yeara old or over, and have no one dependent on him for support. ' He must tell the officer where he was born und who his parents were. He must not be under 6 feet 4' Inches in height, and must be able to swell up his chest to a given figure to indicate his wind power, to be ready, if in the course of his warlike career he should ever be called on to run and that suddenly. Bad teeth rule the applicant out ' He is made to read a Dumber of letters and words across a room, that it may be ascertained whether ho is short sighted. Then he is undressed and examined for marks of disease or accident,- He is asked particularly if he has ever been in a jail or penitentiary. The young man who goes on a tear and then thinks to make his family feel bad by " 'listing into the army" is not accepted if the recruiting officer detects the slightest trace of liquor on him. A man who desires to enlist while drunk is not permitted to do so, more particularly as he generally desires to back out of it as soon as he is sober. In brief, the men Uncle 8am wants are exactly the men wanted everywhere else—those who are steady, temperate, honest, intelligent and in perfect good health and sound of wind and limb. It is cheerful to know, too, that there 'are no regulations requiring a private to perform menial service for an officer, and he may decline to Jo such service. THE CUSTER MASSACRE. - Ruin und Mint. An average of flve foot of water la estimated to fall.annually over tho whole earth, and, assuming that condensation takes place at au average height of 8,000 foot, scientists conclude that tho force of evaporation to supply such rainfall must equal tho lifting of 322,000,000 pounds of water 8,000 fuot lu every minute, or about ^00,000,000,000 horse power constantly exerted. Of this prodigious amount of energy thus created a very small proportion is transferred to "the waters that ruu back through rivers to th« sea, and B still smaller fraction is utilized by man; the remainder Is dissipated in space.—-Now Or loans Picayune. THE SEPTEMBER CEKTUUY contains a paper on Napoleon Bonaparte of unusual interest and importance. The Lincoln installment is crowded with absolutely new material, and has to do mainly with Lincoln's triumphal reelection. An article appropriate to the season Is Mr. Hamilton Glb&on's ingenious and original study of butterfly and plant life, accompanied with illustrations by the author, entitled "Wing ed Botanists." The American artist, Mr. Wores, writes appreciatlngly and most interestingly of Japanese things; and the text is illuminated by reproductions of a number of his oil paintings. Mr. Paine presents an illustrated study of the identity of "The Pharaoh of'the Exodus and his Son." 1 George Kennan closes his account of "The Kara Political Prison," In un article devoted to the tragic history of the institution. Another illustrated article is Emmet O'Brien's account of "Telegraphy in Battle" during tho civil war. In (lotion there la the second installment of Joel Chandler Harris's "The Old Ba's- com Place;" a striking story by Cable, "Attalie lirouillard;" and a story by Mrs. Eichberg 'King, ''Jufrow Van Steen," illustrated by Edwards. James Jeffrey lloche has a poem on "Albe- marls' Cushing," and there are other poems by Charlotte Flake Hates, Langdon Elwyn Mitchell, Louise Morgan- .Smith, Nathan Haskoll Dole, and Richard E, Burton. "Ballot Ileform Progress" and "Eight Hours a Dny" are treated editorially. Itrnught UIMTU tlic IIoUHf*. Miss Liinplsouuot—What di> you eonsulor your strongest piece of prosu writing, Me- Blnnkvers/ i ' Mr. Blnnkvcrs—A sixty day note, my dear; it carried away nearly all my furniture and drove^no out of the stain until it was outlawed. 'I didn't consider myself vnfu wittilii Its reach. — Imrdettn ill llrtiuUlyn IJ.i^li' Fralt Diuiet'r.i and UomcdifH. An excessive amount of fruit, or, if eaten either in tho unripe or over ripe state, produces various disturbances in the system) chiefly so because of its tendency to ferment and decompose within tho digestive tract, nml to produce Btom- acli and bowel disorders. If thoso disturbances aro not too great, or too prolonged, they need occasion no special anxiety. A doso of castor oil, to which a" few drops"~of r huulamiu.i ' have"boon added, is usually fiuilU.jVnt to clean out the irritating "debris," und In a day or two the natural equilibrium is restored. If there" is much griping mid pain wilh the movements, iintl become UK! numerous to bo comfortable, tho dose of oil should bo followed by curtailing activity—by quiet and repose—by u diet of meat broths, containing rice, barley or sago; by rico and milk, inilk toast, etc.— Medical Classics. ATI t-\t i';i< >n!i?r,irv iri^t'inrn of lon^ hours of labor rumi'to li-.;ht through tiio swatinir commit tee nf lh» hr>n"" of lords. A Roumanian Jew, about Z~>. (small ami of poor physique, was examined through [ui interpreter in a mixture of Hebrew iiiul (Jermaii. Ho arrived in Hull via Hamburg, intt.'iiiling to proceed to America, but nut having monc-y enough (o pay his fare ho was sent to Manchester. There 1m works from 0 o'clock in tho morning until 12 at night, and sometimes until 1 or 2 in tin; morning, making an average of twenty hours n day fur six days in tho week, leaving only four hours for sleep. He earned 3 shillings i>. day during tlio busy time, lasting nlxmt ten weeks, and from 0 to-S shillings per week in the slack season, and on this he had to support a wife and six children. Ilo used .to work in liounm- nia fourteen hours a day for 20 francs a week, so that ho was Wtter oil in Rou- mauia than in England, but he hud not Eiillieient means to return. Ho had written to dissuade bin countrymen against coining to England.—English News Tho Smlfl Ftuintltinn. The publicbave little conception of ihe nmoimt of soda fountain InisinesB transacted ill a city of tho cize of St. Louis. I don't know whether it is the spread of temperance principles or (simply a nen- sible appreciation of a good thing, but the demand increases much more rapidly than does tho population. -And there is no limit to tho number of new flavors that aro produced every year, although many hundred still stick to tho old time vanilla, • pineapple and lemon. The. amount of medicine, that is dispensed through tho agency of tho fountain is almost fabulous, and men go through a whole cour.-.'o of tonics mid enjoy the pro- when they couldn't bo persuaded or frightened into lal;in;j a single dose in any other way. .Some old topers patron- ise certain llavors and mixtures and claim that they make an agreeable and palatable "pick-me-up." — (St. •• Louis Globe-Democrat. JOS. EM C(UK, if" s t. K. O. Cnt.l;.) MILWAUKEE BEER. 'SclccA." "Export" "Bohemian" and "Larfcr IJrrr." (Aluo tho "Best" Tonic extract of malt and hops) WAUKEGAN ALE AND PORTER, in kegs and cases. Opposite 0. I!. & Q. Depot, .nrtixt Htreet, NEW AND SECOND HAND. 'O. A. Oliver. r_,irviE. PUNNING THREE WAGONS. Jili A]'Ke-ods promptly delivered to any p.irt of the crty. Specialty ot removing household Roods and pianos, [inhiayl) K. II. WILDAHIN. AYER'S JAYNE'S IlERRICK'S WARNER'S CARTER'S WRIGHT'S &c.. STRICKLEFTS. MORSE'S TUTT'S PINKHA/M'S RA.DWAY'3 SCIIENCK'S PIERCE'S &c. See Co.. the new ad'of N. Carpenter & Always to be fdund at the N E W YORK STORE. tar Our Motto is to see ILW Cheap we can sell Goods; Not How Much we can Make on Them. JSJ Ffom September 1st MR. AIDEN BENEDICT, •» Supported ly ' . MISS FRANCES FIELD. and a strong caste in the beautiful Spectacular Melo-Drama, in Six Tableaux. New to any stage, K\'T1TL,UI» Fabio Romani; OR STORY OF THE DEAD. Fine Scenerj', I^ine Oostximes. Tlie Ki-iVbrion of" JVtt. Venn- " vius. Tlie Great JSartli- qxialze Ss»cenej " showing- tlie eruption oi i-etl not lava, streams falling- or tlie H.oma,n Ca.tlied.ral, And then tho water rushes In and covers everything out ot alKlit before tho eyes of the audience. Reserved Heats at regular prices, 50 and 75o Next door to the 1*, ito. 0. All Summer Goods will be Slaughtered Regardless of Cost or Value; Everything in the wav of Summer Silks, Challles, Sateens, Seersuckers, White Goods, Lawns, 'Black Lace Flounc- • ings, White Swiss Embroideries, Ladies' and Children's Jersey (Ribbed Vests to be closed out at (Rediculously Low Prices, The Greatest Bargain Ever Offered in Dress Goods! Silk Finish, Extra Weight 40 in. Henrietta, SUPERIOR TO ANYTHING HERETOFORE SOLD AT THAT PRICE- It la a curioua fact that California lisa no Sunday taw. There wa» one formally but U was repwtlad. aad sioce its repijal fctaxi&j laolswrfBii quite *» gtrlcU/ as it Mr. h&o fcs the Ui Epaf la i* Sw b» d*i>' One Hun E«c»p*J, mu] H« Htow Hi* Brmlx Out lu AvuUt CajHura. In nU long service as Indian ngeut Ilr. Mc- 31Uloiulily lottriitxl from tho 8l</ux oumy In- ftu't* atvut tho Cuutfr rnniiaiaii'm- car» a.ttor Itist twriUo affair tfce par u U wera vary U>th U. t-Uk uf It fe> , but «a '.ha u;«ur, ^I'A-liuHy gsiuod Slkoir (McuUloctco tkuy Uiul him, littwliy liiU", til* »li<>to *Ujrv. kUttttij Uuil b«a S,*,*.*) vior rSur» 'su Uiitt "iv*sioii. T&»t Is laltl {,» LAVS Just Received I Our Fall Importation of Black and Colored Silk Finished All Wool Henriettas, and we place on today 40 pieces of Black and Colored Silk Finish Henriettai", actually worth 75, at 46c per yard. Ouxr OtLR OOc. We are the sole agents for this Unoqimled Brand and cannot be found elsewhere in Sterling, our price is 50c per yard, a saving of $2 00 to $2.50 on a Dress pattern.' Remember Of Ladiea' Muslin Underwear still continues. NEW YORK STORE. •fS Of L»u> of Bteole, New Fringes, G-iinps and Trimmings, New Prints, New Penangs, New Corsets, New Hosiery, New Ruchings, New Fischus, New Stamped Linens, New Pillow Shams, New Aprons, • New Dresser, Commode and Sideboard Scarfs, by the yard. BUTTERiCK'S FALL PATTERNS. N. CARPEMTER & CO

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