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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, July 11, 1896
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lotio Gray's CORNER. ••Da tbe following Items: All kinds of warm weather dress f»ods; all kinds of gauze underwear .: for ladles, gents and children; all kinds tf gold, silk and leather belts; all kinds •f laces and-trlmmiugs and all other kind* of goods. ireatest Discovery oT t&e 19th Century. XKW RSMXDY Medicated Air fat the Cure ot CtttHrrh, Asthma and all Polmonnrj Disease*, It hiis no equal tor 9k* and NerTooa Ht«o> hCH«i, 1,000.000 people a 10 nnnuHllj tram the above named diseases. Wuy »nfl«r and die, wnrti. Medicated Air la isnuranteed to core f ou. •odleatod Air »nd Drag Co., Richmond, IDI!., U. S. A. II It the best remedy on earth for La i.,.ppe. It will give Immediate relief ••i will Affect tt care where all other •Mdlei fall. •old by B. F. Keesllng. KROEGER & STRAIN, Undertakers & Embalmers, CIO BROADWAY. ^^^^^^^^ H ^ H ^^ HH ^^ BM ^ H ^HHOHHMM^^B^M DAILY JOURNAL, Publlehed everyday In the week (except Monday) b^ the Logransport Jour- ji»l Company. W. B. WRIGHT • ™..President A. HARDY Vice President C. W. GRAVES Secretary m. B.. BOYER ...Treasurer IMce per Annum W ''Price per Month <0 / • —^ Official Paper of City and County. (Entered as gecond-cla»s mail-matter »t tlw Logansport Post Office, February S. SATURDAY, JULY 11, J89C. REPUBLICAN TICKET. For Prenlileiit. WtLUAM McKlNlKY JB. of Otilo. For Vlce-Pre»l<lent, GAKRKTT A. HOHABT of JTcw Jemey. J'or Governor, JAHES A. MOUNT of Blontcomery county For Lieutenant Governor, W. 8. HAOGAUO cf Tlppecunoe County, J'or Secretory of State, 1VIIAIAM B. OWKM of C»»» County. For Auditor of StJlte, AXKRICITS V. 1>A1LKV of IJoone connty, For Treanurer of State, VltKDJ. SCHOI.Z of Vnnrterberg county. For Attorney General, .WIU.IAM A.KETCHAM of Marlon county For Beporter of Supreme Court, CHAKXiKBF.RKMY of lliirtholomew Wm Superlntemlcnt of FnWlo Inntructlon, D. M. GUKTINO of Harrison county For State Statlntluin, 8. J. THOMPSOS of Shelby county. For Judge* of the Appellute Court, J-lrnt District, •WOOUFOKDBOBINSOJf of OIl)«on county .Second Dl<itrl<!t, W E. ITKNMST of Buiih county. Third Dliitrlct, D. W. COMSTOCK of Wayne county Fourth Dliitrlct, JAMES B. BI.ACK, of Marlon connty, Fifth DlBtrlct, U. Z. WILEY of B«-nton county. Elector* at Large, H. O. TUA YEB, C«AS. F. JONKS. FOB CONGRESS, GKO11GK W. STEKLJ3, ( For Joint Heprenentatlve, WILLIAM T. WILSON of CM* county. .ForBepreBentBtlve-CIlABLESB. LONG- WXLL. WOT Proiiecutor-CHABLES X, HAIK. For Clerk-JOS£PH G. OKACK. Wat Treanurer-BENJAMIN F.KEESLING WOT Sherlft*—!. A. ADAMS, •TorSurveyor—A. B. DODD WOT Coroner—DB. J. A. DOWXEY. WOT A»»e»»or--JOSEI'H BAKU. For Cominlmilon«r, Flint Dlittrlct-JOHN OKBRABD. for Cornmlmloner, Third Dl»trlct— ABRAHAM .SllJDELBK. THE NOMINEE.. The Democratic National convention, after cutting loose from all party prece dents and party leaders, lias noraiiwted •William 3. Bryan of XebnisKa for President. The result was brought about by the action of the.South in cutting loose from all Northern domination and asserting Southern supremacy.- Samuel J. Tilden predicted this and his obser ration has been shown to be accurate. The platform Is one no intelligent man can stand upon. Free silver has always been upon the commercial ratio. Tlie great production of silver In recent years has'depreciated that commodity until it bears the ratio of 32 to 1 In the markets of tlie world. When silver was free the ratio was 10 to i, the relative values of silver nnd gold. Then the production of-silver was comparn tlvely small. Now It Is great; and .Its value has decreased ^correspondingly The proposition- us now asserted .means that the United/States by decree, with- but a promise of redemption In gold l declare tlie relative value 1C to 1, Ulwtiindlnjj the fact that no sane nan will accept silver at that ratio.-The will not accept it for his wheat, tlio woi-UiiiKiuaii -will .not accept It for lila wnges, the creditor will not accept it for his ilobt, aiid the only'hope ot its advocates is to mafco It acceptable by penal enactment.' It Is possible that tt-iU vote for tlie projwaition in tl>tf hope that some one else will have .w accept it as lugal tender, imt that is a vain hope. The only class to be benefited Is tlie silver mine owners who will have no bullion to sell, but who will coin freely and attempt rlie circulation of the coin on a parity, with gold. If they are successful they will have the value of the product of their mines doubled. If they are not, free coinage will be a failure and the Government will be accused of attempting to repudiate Its honest obligations. William .T. Bryan Is a gifted orator, and. us Is characteristic of that class, Is wanting'in executive ability, ,1uOg- moiit and moderation. He Is a young man and has the enthusiasm of youth. He is mistaken In 1'is views but flint is a minor consideration with .him. Earnestness Is tlie only power he recognizes. It Is a ease of. "Might makes right." . •' , The sectionalism, of the South may find a consort in the sectionalism o? the West, but It Is a morganatic case. It cannot be forgotten that the "Nebraska bill" was the result of a violation on thn part of the South of the Missouri-Compromise, a compromise In which It was fully agreed that- the question of slavery in the territories should be fully settled, Nebraska,.as tlien constituted, Included most.of the territory of. tlie middle and North west and the-settlors wlio rushed In utter Hie passage of the Nebraska bill were the sous of the loyal North, The grandsons today cnnnot and will not forget history. The South, unfaithful to Its obligation then, cannot be trusted now. .' The convention was led by Tlllomm of South Carolina, who, in his speech, boasted that he came from vhe home of secession. He was seconded by Altgcld, who stands as the representative of anarchy. Behind these leaders the West Is asked to march. It As not surprising that, the East revolted, uor will It be surprising If the West repudiates the unholy alliance. As for Indiana, It leaned to secession. Surely It will not lean to anarchy apd secession. Since 1SCO it has become the home of the factory, n leader in education, progressive in agriculture, advanced In intelligence nnd patriotism. Indiana should roll up 50,000 majority against this sectionalism and it will. It Is none of The Journal's funeral of course but The Journal cannot refrain from offering a good suggestion to Its very anuch perturbed -'contemporary lu its hour of trouble. The sound money Democrats, of course, will put a sound money Democratic ticket In the field, and the Pharos can be consistent and show Its gratitude to Cleveland by.?up- portlng it. It is not wise therefore to be too hasty In indorsing the Chicago miscarriage and tbe Pharos should put its flop on Ice to keep until it becomes absolutely necessary to use It to keep;it from spoiling. It should not be forgotten that no nation In modern times has attempted to Maintain' bimetallism except on the commercial ratio of bullion used as coin. The Democratic proposition to depart from this means that the Government shall legislate a value for an article of commerce double that it holds in Uio markets of the world. By this but one class can be benefited, those who Iiave that commodity for sale. . v As a scheme to make the rich richer and the poor'poorer free coinage is a Jim Dandy The owner of u silver mine can take $1,000 worth of silver buU'lon to the mint and-have It coined Into 2,0bp silver dollars. Then he can pay his em- ployes their ?1.00 per day. with the silver that will purchase -only lialf as much as the sound dollar.;' The millionaire mine-owners of .the West have succeeded In'mrranglng the forces opposed to wealth' under their banners in an effort.to legislate a double value for their commodity by which alone they will be benefited. The .situation would be absurd were Jt not so serious. Money cannot be legislated Mo cJrcu : latlon. No parry can put it Into motion by resolving that It must move. The coin cannot bo secured without something, labor or product, to'exchange-for It. When tlie people are trading and receiving money for honest toil, the money circulates as 1t should. The Republican party stands for,the present and existing money standard. It Is the Democratic party that de clares for n change to a system that has proved disastrous wherever tried. The gas belt .cities are talking, up a celebration to mark the tenth, anniversary of'the.finding of natural gai-iii Indiana. G.ON'VENMON- ECHOES; ..... -. Over one thousand telegrams passed over the Logausport wires yesterday isklng Senator Ml to call another con. vent ion. * • • , When the no'ibtriation:-, was ^announced not a cheer-came from tho^riiaros office. The Journal •';cj<<y.vci 'took pity on"' the irowd across Tlie street n ml gave clifer after cheer. • ..... ...•••• * * * The crowd In front of The Journal bllice was double that lu front of -1'he Pharos office all day yesterday. '.. The Republicans were more interested In the result tlinn the Democrats— for gp.od reasons. •",. .•:•; ;'.,';• •••-••• '. ,' »**..-,'. - :•• • ,'. ' . -J '• "Have you cheered for 'Bryan yet?" asked one of the Pharos proprietors of a prominent Democrat physician,;, on Broadway last evening. "$o, nncVL'ara not going to," was the reply, ; ; "Mc^in- ley is good enough for irie. Tarn 'not going to Indorse secession and anarchy. I want good-wages and good tlinps." "Is It 'Kid' O'Brleu.'the catchcr,,.who was nominated?" asked one Democrat "yesterday. -And another thought It was "Denny" O'Brien, who used to live here but when la«r"heard of was on the police foree'at Omaha. ,..-••' ' ">• • 'It was a remarkable circumstance that the DemocratlCijparty, with all Its governors, cx-'gbv^rtprs, senators .and ex-senators, sbould-select an overgrown boy, from a Populist state In tbc fnr SVcst, as its candidate for President of the United Strifes.' * * • • The ratio of 16 to. 1 was the.. coinage ratio when sixteen ["ounces of silver were worth one ounce of gold. That Is what 'JG to 1 means. Now the ratio or actual value Is_--S2i'to l;-that Is:- thirty two ounces of silver is worth .one ounce of gold. The Democratic platform disregards this commercial,, value in the markets of the world, and declares in favor of free coining sliver at the ratio of 1C to 1 anyhow. It is an Impossibility, and unjust to the workingman, if possible. * * * Tbe convention dishonored Cleveland, the only president die party has elected in thirty-five year's^r'epn'dlated the party platform bit four years ago, disregarded the principles of Jefferson and Jackson, and gave itself 'over to rioting, .secession and anarchy. And yet there 'are Democrats in Cass county who fav- ,r indorsing its action! '" ELECTBICITY IN PRACTICE. A private wire from the city electric : plant has been put Into the office ot Drs. Shultz & Hetherington. The cur- ii-ent can be controlled nicely and Vlll no doubt prove to be a valuable improvement. This Is the first apparatus of the kind' In the city. ., An out building on tlie farm of William Berry near Lake Cicott was struck by lightning one nigbt recently, and burned 'to the ground. A number of Buildings in the neighborhood were .saved. Martin Walnlck had his hand caught ,in the rigging while manipulating a hay fork recently..; and sustained a serious fall. His lnj'uEies_jiJ4 not dangerous. , ,,, UNIQUE UPHOLSTERING. Tretty. Covers May B« Mude of Awning . ; .' Cloth Bmbelltohed-ln Vsn'lous'/,'n>3 p s$ Awning 'cloth,, *)iat stajM,' sturdy 'stuff which we have been wont to regard only as a protection from theBun'a too fierce rays, la capable of many things, and, once rescued, has a future of decorative worth. In the old-fashioned bright reds and broken stripes it. was not a desirable itKingr.'and was le^to,.the severely utilitarian, uses it-Spuld'strve. But today, In common with other things, it shows evidence of £OOd design and that, Improved color w.hich ',is"*o excellent 'a'thing. : '" ' . '»'• -The couches nnd the divans that are ;so popular nnd' sSCaaiglitfiil are ex-. oeJIent. when upholstered with thi* simple'stuff, nnd ouUloor.pillows and cushions are simply perfect when cov- .ered with its broad stripes-and'rich, warm blues. •'•••' : ' •">' '••'• The fact of its being cool of texture, a» well as strong. ..inakcs the cloth peculiarly desirable ''for" the summer, months, and many arc the delightful jesiUta that can be obtained by its'use. Window seats upholstered .with ,the broad blue nud white, or.brown-, and white, stripes a.re both,:handsome and, serviceable. The mnierial that.was designed for awnings is necessarily strong, and durable, so that <iven the scramble of the little people .i'nd"such'constant use as the favorite window is.sure to get will do noiarm. The colors will 1 riot fade, the cloth will not easily soft, and" withal, Ibe seat will be quite as .hjin'dsonie as though, the cost had been, double, or even more:'..';' .! . ; For. hammock pUlowg " aiid , piazza eiishicms it is.ftimply all that need be naked and its varying: color heeds »o decoration outelde Itself, ;sotha* busy women , may well be. glad ; to .bftil'itj •coming.' .TJw peculiar .stanchJieiB,.and durability of the'dotfc is,,of course,.tho .same, let tie co n lbr>tje.*hat.i,t'will, and when really good,' : wotrn 'tones are added,it. is Indeed ; ail excellent^ thing: '.—Chicago Journal..i-' .•',;"'. "• :' '.••'." l*n»» on th« t-'ft 8Jd«... • ., 'Eighty-five, per •cc^/'of''the'people who are- lame ero-^aOected on the) ter* •ide. CREATES A NEW OUTBURST. Czar of Uu»«l« Dccoratoi Prince Ilt'irry The excitement which prevailed throughout 1he south German states over .the incidtnt at the banquet of the Deutsche Verein in Moscow, upon the occasion oC the cznr's coronation, when tbe preside'nt-of the banquet alluded to the German-princes as members of the suite of Prince Henry of Prussia, was •ubsiding- rapidly,, but it has now re- •eived £. fresh impulse by the bestowal of the order of the Red Eu'gle by the emperor upon the chairman whose words evoked protest from Prinie Ludwig, of Bavaria; who resented the president's words by indignantly declaring that the princes alluded to were neither members -of Prince Henry's suite nor vassals p'f the German empire. . The Bavarian press in commenting upon the act'of the emperor in'decorating', the president of the banquet, interpret it as a new act of provocation on the part of. Prussia,-although it is n clearly customary action toward an official receiving a representative of the kaiser, in which capacity Prince Henry went to Moscow. Prince Lnitpold, regent of Bavaria,' has sought to hush up the uproar caused by the words of the president of Vhe banquet and the resentful epeeoh"of his son and the heir to the Bavarian throne, Prince Ludwig, but popular feeling has been too strong as was skbwn in the enthusiastic demonstration' n't the closing of the session of the Bavarian landtag in Munich when Prince von Waltber thanked the royal house for watching and jealously preserving ;.the independence of Bavaria nnd her guaranteed treaties. This expression was received with cheers which were prolonged many minutes. In addition to this, the patriotic associations in all parts of south Germany are sending congratulatory mcssQges nnd addresses to Prince Luclwig- in great profusion. ' " • • WARrTlNG TO LOVERS. Tonne Mi»" Strnclc Ocnd After • Conciliatory Kl.ii. With the "imprint of his sweetheart's Itiss \vann upon his forehead Charles Vulantc, of New York, was sent swiftly to eternity the other clay. The girl had scarcely given him tbe caress when a bo!t of' lightning robbed her of her betrothed and' threw her headlong- across u'is lifeless' body. ' A few minutes before the two had become reconciled after months of separation, and they had gone out on a country road to celebrate their reunion. The lover lay dead in the basement of the King's bridg-e police station. The young woman was in Tordham hospital paralyzed and suflering'fromthe.great- eat-.mental anguish. The girl who was with.him nt his death was LouiseCos- U-lln, also of New York. Vnle'nte and Miss Costella became engaged a.bout a year ago. They quarreled four months ago, nnd so serious appeared the difference that they did not speak.. After church the other Sunday the couple spoke and became reconciled. -In spite-of'the storm which was rapidly coming up they determined ,to take a short walk and talk over'their reunion. . On the Fordham road they came to 6. fence which the young man quickly vaulted. He reached back to help 't'hj. young woman over and, impelled by an impulse of affection, stooped and kissed her. She kissed him in return nn3 at thnt instant came a blinding flash and {he young man was dead. A policeman who was'iieiir at hand was a witness of the tragic episode. ; ' Frtfervlag Egg* '' A Frenchman has taken out a patent for preserving eggs by dipping them In a solution- of sodium silicate, 100 parte in,boiling water, 1,000 parts carrying 1 three.per cent, of carbonate of inngTiosia'in suspension. Half A DOLLARS , , To be Given Away in Article* of Reaf Value to the User* of Mail Pouch "Chewing and Smoking (Tho OnlrANTI-NEflVOUS and ANTI-DYSPEPTIC) TOBACCO. 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I've been starved till I'm. er. thin ez a, razor an— " Lady of the House— "Well,. then, cut!"— X. Y. .Tress. —•'And you will : uevcr forget me?'' asked the girl of her lover, n grocer's assistant. "Never," he said, .absently. "Is there anything more to-day ?"— Tit- Bite. —Customs Reversed,— "The Chinese always brenk a plate before they take the onth." "How droll ; when we break (i plate the oath comes nfterwnrd."— Chicago Record. •^-Hopkins— "That mail a prise fighter! Why, I don't believe there is a bit tif fight in him." Thrilmere— "What! I guess yon never heard him talk!" — Philadelphia North American. —Utilized.— "Wasn't It horrible? A man who was walking across the unl- •versity campus fell in a fit of delirium Iremens!" "Yea, it was dreadful. But liis raviDgs furnished the students with. n new college yell."— Chicago Tribune. —Aunt Susan— "He was a bad man, nnd I'm afraid he has gone to the hot place." Nephew George— "Oh, well, runt, he won't mind it; he's used to torching, you know." — Boston Transcript. — Caskets are now so low in Topeka that the boarding-houses are giving i way a coffin with every meal.— Wichita (Kan.) Eagle. People who have boartl- rd in Kansas will see nothing fumy In this. — Cleveland Plain Dealer. —"No," sighed the Evil One, "we can't do a thing with actors. The minute we try to make it hot for them they get ap a benefit performance, and, of lourse, you know that means a frost." Even the supernatural, it seemed, had occasionally to meet up with limitations.— Detroit Tribune. —Two Trains of Thought.— "What do you think of. Cleveland?" inquired the roan who thinks of nothing but politics. "Great." "Some of the senators don't think BO." "Oh, well; you can't blame 'em for that. The senators put up a good game early in the season; but Cleveland's got a nine that's going to come mighty closo to winning the pennant this year." And the conversation nbruptly ceased.— Washington Star. —A Woman's Heart — Myers — "Do you think Angie loves me?" Tomson— "W.ell, I'll tell you how you can find cut. You go across the room and be- p-in to flirt with Miss Purplebloom. If •\ngie gets mad 'and looks daggers at you, you might as well bang up your f] <3<jleL_lt ( B all on the surface; but if she appears. as ralxn as a June morning und smiles like an angel, her heart is yc-urs. Try it and I'll watch."— Harlem Life. . _ _ ESKIMOS THROWING STICKS. Died to DUcharire Arrows »n<l Spe»rs In Iho Hunt* In tbc first place, a "throwing stick/j "throwing bo:ird," or "spear thrower," BS It is uometines called, is a contrivance for casting a javelin or harpoon, which is employed by various savage races, such as the Australians, some South American tribes, and especially by the Eskimo?, among whom its use is almost universal. Roughly speaking, it Is a narrow grooved board a ?oot or BO long, with one end cut into, n handle and th* other provided with, a stud or spur for the butt of the spear to rest against. It is used thus: Grasping the handle an he would a sword, the man fit* the shaft of the npe*r into the groove, with the butt resting against the stud, steadying the spear with the finger. Then, extending his arm and bending back his hand till the spear lies horizontal, he aims at the mark and propels the weapon by a quick forward jerk of tbe stick. . In this way I have seen, the Eskimo boys casting their forked javelins at wounded •waterfowl. There is a very large number of t»- kimo throwing sticks in the National museum at Washington, collected from all the different brunches of the race. These have been carefully studied by Prof. Otis T. Mason, one of the curt-tors of the museum, and he has found that these implements differ greatly from each other-ill their details, while all are made on the same general plan. For instance, one kind will have a plain handle, while another will have projecting pegs, or holes or sockets, to give a firmer hold f'_r the fingers, and so on. —John Murdoch, In Appleton's Popular Science Monthly. _ __ • A flloycU Wedding A most original marriage .ceremony took place .nc Harwich, England, re- •cently. The curate of the church received n visit from the bridegroom, who apologized for asking him to perform the ceremony instead of the vicar of the parish. "The fact :s, you are a keen wheelman, I am told." "Yes," said the curate (a muscular Christian), much amused ; "I don't know how I should get :on without ray bicycle." "Well, that is why I came to you. To tell the truth. .we want to -have:some fun out of the weddmg.ond we mean to have a cycle one!" Accordingly, on the appointed, day the wedding party, consisting of. bride and -bridegroom and about 30 'guests, rode down to the church, at-. tired in regulation cycling costumes— 'the bride in B neat tailor-made gown, the bridegroom and groomsman in kniukerbocker* and cap*. — Chicago '" , • -... i for Rain•';' Eemaritabls scene*, the like of which iiave not been i witnessed for hundred* of years, took place a few days ago in Madrid in the shape of a religious procession praying for rain. No fewer than 800 priests with lighted taper* and thousands of members of religious congregations, also - carrying lighted tapers and 500 sacre* banners, took part. The chief feature of -the procession wag, however, the body of St. Isidro, the patron saint of Madrid, who flourished in ' the 13tb century, and whose body; incased in a magnificent silver fillg»e» urn of the ICth century, was caMied by pries U in a portable altar.— Chicago Journal. UNCLE SAM'S WASTED MONEY. JkTlne Hoiplt»l «t Kew Orle»n», CoctUK •eOO.OOO, Sold for »2S.70O. After trying 'for years to do so, the federal government bos finally sold to the city of New Orleans the old Marine hospital for the modest sum of $25,700. The hospital represents one of those pieces of federal extravagance, frequent apparently in ante-bellmm days as well as to-doy. It is a substantial building, and one of the largest in the city, built of brick, iron, and lead, on a square covering six acres of. ground. The hospital and ground represent a cost of some $600,000 or $700,000 to the United EtatcB, but it wtt» never used. Alter it was finished, it was discovered .that the location was thoroughly bad in all respects. It was as far nway from the shipping as possible, at the \ery other ead of the city, and it was located in a malodorous and unhealthful swamp. It was decided, therefore, that it would never do for a hospital. For 30 years tbe building, one of the first things that loom up before the visitor to New Orleans, has been an elephant on the hands of the government. Marauders have torn oft as much. -of the lead roof as -they could get, and a colony of negro squatters settled in the hospital, to the number of several hundred, and have made it a nuisance to tbe neighborhood. Congress decided to establish a new Marine hospital a few years ago, and at a very moderate cost erected a cool, comfortable building on the river front. It baa been trying- to sell the old building, bat could sever get more than $12,200 offered for it as junk. New Orlean»now steps in and offers Rome four per cent, on.the original cost of the building. In the mean time the swamps in the rear of New Orleans have been cleaned, the Marine hospital is now thoroughly, healthful, and with a little' money. ex-'- pende'd on it can be made to occonuno- date all the dependent persons in New Orleans. • MONGOLIAN MERCHANTS SAD. For Lev* of the Late Dowarer Kmpreat Chinamen Neglect Their Toilet. Barbers in Chicago Chinatown have run plump into u, boycott. It has been ordered on for a month, and for the next 30 days Mongolian tonsorial artists can braid their own cues to keep in practice. la China, when the -emperor dies, all the business- roenJn tfa* empire are chief mourners. To show that they are loyol each one has to forego for 30 days the pleasure of having his scalp shaved. Just now the yellow race is mourning good Tsou Hsi, thft 3owager empress of China, who ha* just died. . ' -.. Chicago has a goodly 6ized ." nd healthy colony of celestials, and they all wore their mourning looks aacTfu* iieral clothes. That is, tbo merchant* uid. Common laborers are humiliated. They must shave their heads; -and. ore not tolerated among* the mournem King Far Lo restaurant, just south of Van Buren street, is a rendezvous for celestials with unspeakable names and long braids. They were, all there, in force, and their concord of woird wailings made the skylight shiver and rattled the dishes on the little round tabte. Wing L«e, Sum Moi, Cuing Ling, Lee Ching and Wah Chang Jan coutimwdto 1 mourn, the departed spirit, and would not OCQSC in their sad devotions long enough to explain whether they were -, playing jxjkcr or singing the "Mikado" in true, oriental style, with Chinese .nmemlineiitB to the Japanese dialogue. LIGHTNING STROKE NOT FATAL. low* Phyilctan Prove* Xhmt • Vlttlm M»T B* R«»oiclt»t*d. A homeopathic physician of Dubuque,la., the other day vindicated his theory that electricity would resuscitate aman struck, by lightning. His patient was a man named Benjamin Pern, who re-. ceivcd a stroke during, a terrific storm. The hair was burned off his head and:' face and his shoes split. After lying : unconscious 20 minute's he receWed a cliarg-e from a galvanic battery and came to his senses. _ . . . Aoos. It .is beepinl,rig^noie',an<f jriore fashionable to .eachew5.tablecloths, :at: any 1 ' rate for pojished..taWeB. In .modish hous««>cloths v are quite the' exception. For the wxjfkddtt'y rooin or shabby 'table,, however," there must be > cloth, and the best is made/of-art serge, »imply ; edged with basket stltcb done in crew- : els, turned over and'herrlng-boned (the hem turned-up on the side that «h'ow»), \ or with * band of pJu«hette.-^nltrftd at the corners. . The l»tdeyice i» the most; difficult .and,.eJtpen«jve; 'the flrrt two^ look very well and- c6«t little. The best wearing color 'is 'willowr 'green; - It i* 4 •J*o & good hue for reader* or needlewomen to sit abor*.-N. Y. Mercury i —in a bone cave in south, England I there was found 1867 the- foatQ iknll . of a bulldog. I ~"— **»** *

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