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VOLUME 36. LR N V., A I ' K I L S O . iSSs NO. 27. JACOB SHARP'S HOME LIFE, THE ROMANCE WHICH BEGAN IN A LOG CABIN. A V«ni»!iii'i Sweet l « - v u t i o n to Her Tins- l u : i i l \Vliic!i Xevi-r Wjiverml from tlie D a j s «.T I ' o i e r t y T h r o u g h tho Time of An;tMiee anil on to t l i e IJittor Kncl. Jacob Sharp, the btivct railway magnate, died at In ni'--in h.s bod, watched and eared for by 1'is f i i r h f u l wife, :uid not in prison watched I ·. ke-pers and tended by nurses in the slate's ··mpl«.'.. Tho devotion of Mrs. Sharp to her husband was fcomothin : quite lunching and sweet, and their demotic life, if wo may believe those who know the family well, was a true home romance. "to do a thing, ho WM going to succeed «oru. day. How it all ended wo know. "Mrs. Sharp's first child was born in a log cabin: her third in a bouse, worth $"0,000. Their two daughters live, but their only son died some four years ago, which was a great grief to both parents. Ho left a. son George, ·who is the one who was so devoted to his grandfather during the famous boodlo trial. The elder daughter is still in Rome, is married to a man named Stephens, and has several THE TATE B. H? BREWSTER. BASKIULL PROSPECTS. AiiP-lnton of the Brilliant Lawyer Who ·\Vn» Artlmr's Att-i-m-y One-nil, j Benjamin H. Brewster, attorney general in ' President Arthur's cabinet, died recently a t , his homo in Philadelphia. He was liorn in fcxilcmi county, N. J., in 1S10. When lie was a child a carelss nurso dropped him into a , fireplace, nnd his face was severely burned. | Kotv.-ithsuuiding tho efforts that were made TEAMS OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE GREATLY STRENGTHENED. children. Tlie other daughter is .Mrs. Selmes; | to p rovcn t ((, e sour that follow oil, it remained a-, "long as lie lived. Once after lie luid bo-, eoino an eminent lawyer he was trying a case in Philadelphia, lie was opposed by a young attorney who had I ho execrably taste In she has two pretty young daughters. One of them shows considerable literary ability. "After tlK-ir life of hard and unremitting toil was ov./r both Mr. and Mrs. Sharp touk ^ __ to study to repair their lack of early cdtica- refer to Mr. r.rowster'.s disfigurement, in Mieu-- t ion, a ml us Mr. Sharp became immersed in i i u g tc-nm. Vv'hoii it came iirt."v\!-!r's turn to IjusJ-K^s and age crept upon them, and t h e i r ] children wcro gi-owu, Mrs. Sharp took to j pain', in'.:, simply for recreation, and beeaus-- i she fdt sh. ' "" ' '"· ·'* -'·' ,,,!,....,, ho arose calmly and bi^au bis uddrc-ys: "May it please the court, 1 ' said he, "and gi: tic-men of tho jury. A good nrmy years n. --never niind how long since--there was could do it if she tried. Her whole h'Hise is filled with oil paintings, some bri ., ht looking and beautiful boy child j of them quite creditable under all the ci-rcura- i (/ar " r ;,, ( i about in my father's house over in i stances. j ~ew Jersev. Is may seem The Managers of t l i o CliIcaR" »"«' X o w York Clubs Ur«aUy in Puvor «if Yi.unu' Blood--Th« Association Niurs--A I'.rill- imit Sca«n rr«'di«'t«u. Tlio season of 1S?S promises to to n very busy one for tho National league, and it is Siifo to predict, that at least six of the eight clubs will niako ono of tho most stubborn fights ever witnessed for tho much coveted pemiant. Tho club that is fortunate enough to win the emblem w ill deserve all praise, for it will havo to do extraordinarily good play- iuc; from s,turt to iinish. strange to you, | ! '-fc-he is tho kindest and simplest person | ^t i t j s truo, thnt I was that sweet faced i n - ; imaginable, and beyond measure tho most j f a l l t _ QUO day tho inattentive, and careless | unselfish. She is a "member of tha Baptist uu ,. scm uid dropped that child into tho midst his lier z - 1 JACOB SHARP'S l.r.G CABIN'. i The f-illov.-ii"; recital of that; rociance. sent j from V.v York by a special correspondent | of this paper, will not be uninteresting at ! this time: * '·A 1iuy log cibin with ono room was Jacob K'larp's first home, and this h" hewed and built with hi; o\vn litrids from log's cut from the vii-L'in forest 0:1 his farm on what is now a part of the cil" of Rome, N". Y. Ho was then V.I years c.1.1, end c.liuo from a stock of sturdy lioiu-st fanners v. ho lived not far from buffalo. Ho was so hard and in- de f at ig.-'.l ·!,"· a worker that everybody regarded him a s a ' i i k e ' y young chap' before be had reached his ]Sh year, though he -Has considered 'odd e:ious"u to be a genius,' and was very silent and fond of being alone and always tinkering about with tools. "\Vhen he was 18 he became ncqr.ni'ifwi with tho young woman who later became his wife, and they were married when ho was I 1 -) and she 14; but before he asked her to share his life lie had cleared threo acres of this farm and built this cabiu, besides planting his firit crops. "The cabin was about; twenty feet square and bad a large chimney on one side, only one window and a. front and bat,'-: door. Too poor to buy furniture for this little, home, Sharp made four wooden chairs, a table, a dresser, a rush bottomed rocking chair and a bedstead with his own hands. That bedstead holds its position todaj- in the splendid home in New York, though the posts and tenting have been removed. The headboard is higu and is carved with a sheaf of wheat and other agricultural devices, and fruit and foliage in quite high relief out of solid black walnut, and the carving was done with uo otht-r tools than a jackknife and a gouge. "When this little homo was completed as far as a mail's hands could do it, he brought his young wife home, where she did the rest. Rhe had a loom set in a 'lean to' after the first year, and she spun and wove wool for the neighboring farmers' wives, and did much 'plain needla work,' while her husband 'hired himself out' to a farmer for So a month for thr.-e years, to clear laud, and she inado their own clothes also. ''Early mornings, and alter dark, and sometimes Sundays, this young husband worked at his own farm, and planted and harvested, besides clearing an acre a, year at such odd times. "Poverty reigned, and the strictest; economy was necess-ury to enable them to live. Young as th"y were they both put their shoulders bravely to the wheel. When their sou was born they were doubly happy, but they found themselves obliged to work still harder. Mrs. Sharp took her baby in her arms and walked a milo and sometimes more to different farm houses, where she spun, wove or sewed for tho farmers' wives for from fifty to seventy-live cents a day, and walked back at night to meet her husband as tie returned from bis work. They entered their little abode, and he held tho baby while sho got suppe. ready. She earned enough money to buy a good cow, and then he for bade her goiug out to work any more. denomination, though Hharp severed church connection years ago, much to regret. "The home in Rome is the family's summer residence, and whenever Sharp had ono of his attacks of heart trouble, they used to go j 'home,' where ho used to pick up again at j once. Th-y always kept that home ready for , i instant occupancy. I i "Tho purify and refinement of Sharp's j home life was something remarkable in the-'-j i degenerate days. The whole hou-,o was made to seem like a shrmo for tho worship ol , j 'father,' and all the inmates, from his wife to | the servants, wcro his devoted slaves. They | havo had the sainu cook, a colored man, for | | vears, and tl-e same ma id servants and coach- j i men, and every movement in that domestic | j circle revolved about 'father.' \ | ":,Irs. Sharp is about 5 feet r, in height, j with pleasant bluo cys, wavy gray hair, a : compir-t build, and wi;h :i most , bar. At (ho outset ho promise of which was never ( se.iljsi^: ut' her | piuinp. gentle, motherly expression, so market! .".s when she was . hus.ba-.id. She hns very beautiful je,u-ls nud fine g.irnifnt:-. 'K-.Uier gave mo i ins pin last birthday.' the -vould sny. .and s, o.i, every nnrticnf. r t h i n g has its particular association. 51 r^. Kharp Las a fine cabinet of curiosities, and it i-; a i-oinan"o to K-ir her U-ll of tho diii'crent objects. Tather' iot I b i s here, or thai there, or fomowhere else, nil tho way through, and one would listen and wonder if this were not some new made wife, with the glamor of her girl love over h--r yet. "The dining room is a picture of comfort and homo like pleasantness, and simple, yet everything is of tho best quality, and their table was a model of abundance and good cooking. The parlors are exquisitely ur- nishefCand filled with paintings and b»iuti- Of the wide nnd" half flaming lirepliu-i.-, »,v. , when tho boy was snatched from the fire his face was as black as tho heart of tho man who has just addressed you."' Sir. Browster was graduated from Princeton college at the age of IS, and in 1SS3 was admitted to the j very I gave ' a dis- j lins'ui'-liod career, i In 1M(J, at tho ago | of :i, ho was ap- i pointed by 1'rcoi j dent Polk to ad- ! jndicnte claims of tho Cherokee Indians against the United States government", lie held tho ofiV-o of attorney f,eiioial for ihr- state of I'ennsylvani.i for VAO years. In It-tr IMS IK-HID was jr« «'nied fi.r nomination as district attorney oil the i! i ticker, but ho did IH..L secure- th" p If. BllEWSTKR. Tlio W H E R E 8HAR1" DIED. ful objects. The large garden at the b.nck of the house grows such old flowers as they loved in the'r youth, and they both used to nort.'r ,il····!. among tho pwect wdliiims and ra?-".ed robins, j, ilinny jnmpups ;;nd lioily- hoe:--, nnd t'nev nso.l to sit on r h ^ b a f k ]joreh in t w o big re, -;;i;i,- ( hairs while they talked. It was b i - a n t ' i ' U to see 1 h'-in. ' · T l i e l i e l j-o i:-i i-i porhi)rs Vne ;no,. clinr- ai-teristir ro.iin in the !iou-.e. !l is the scci :id story front an-1 extends liie v.-'noic- ^ i d t l : . the ho-,i..., Hie hiillbeiut: ser, f:ir back. T, i = room i- ihi:-. f u l l y tw;-ntvfcct wr.iarc w i t h :u ale cut d Icovc, in whu-h^.inds ihcold b' r'.-te-id--now j at d-iwij--which t!u impatient hand.-; of the { of his state considered hi'" ariong j i otTier candidates m l^Sl lor tho Uuued j i Stal-'s senf.to. i j A V h r u IVi'sidont Oarfiehl wns dr.bl.--l by j i Gn'trail's sh^t the qint ion CTrno up r.s to llio j pcrt'.-n-manre of tho presidential duties by the ' vice pr' ^ulent. All the iiromin-nt .tinf's and atloru'ys in the country, e:;ccpl ^Ir. Brewst.".-, interpreted tho C'onstituiiou to mean that the vi"o president dil not succeed to the oflico under the circuuibtuiiee'-. Mr. Brow ster held firmly to the cont r-iry. AVheii Garlield died, and the vice pr^.-idcnt, ilr. Arthur, became president, Mr. r,ro«sti.r was retained for tho government in tlio star route cases. On Jlr. 31ucVcagh's resignation from tho attorney generalship shortly after, Mr. ..rewyter was nominated and confirmed to the position. He was twice married. His first v.ife was EliKibfth Von Meyerbach de Remfeldts. They did not live happily together .and sepaVated, In lSo8 she died under the care of the Sisters of St. Francis, ot Philadelphia, and Mr. Browster followed her to the grave in ono of tho close carriages of the funeral train. Every year afterward, as long us the good Sisters of St. Francis needed tho aid, the great lawyer gave a lecture for their benefit, and filled the Academy of JUisic with the rich society people of Vlnlade'mhia to bear him speak in behalf of tho Kindly women who bad soothed tho last, hours of his wife. His second wife, to whom ho was married in 1S70, was the daughter of Robert J. "Walker, secretary of the treasury under President Polk. She was an accomplished and fascinat ing woman and an acknowledged leader of hOciety. "While Mr. Brewster was attorney general she was one of the most brilliant ornaments of the "White House receptions aid was popular, not only on account nf her beauty and attainments, but for her t r u e womanly qualities. She died | about vighteeii months ago, leaving one j child. ! ?Ir. I'.fwMer was not regarded a man of I a m i ) b i o di.-;'..siUon. Ho and his brotiuar ! wore not on spuAing terms for twenty-five years. Mr. Brcwster's peculiarities of personal recently described by a KELT/r. CLARKSOX. During the latter half of the season of lb"S7 the managers of the different clubs found tho weak Flints of their respective teams and at once ret to work to spend time and energy and money lo secure players who, in their eyes, would "fill the lon^ felt want." League niunap-rs swooped down upon the minor club«, nnd whenever a player of note could he di.M-overcd h.- was grabbed up. Tho greatest hustling for young blood was done by tho managers of the New V'irk and tho Chicago clubs "'and they o-uve.1 the star players. "Whether thc-o i.cw ].; 'yerd will conic u p to tins expectations nf t'.se clubs remnins to bo Keen. U ~ h a s been the experience of the past t h a t vcrv often tho new i:ira do not hold l : icir · iwii in company with tho veteran-, and then make the admirers of the C-iuni feol at all uneasy is that tho management lacks the push which characterizes tho Chicago and I'liiladelphins. In tho ".'.! mat ion of sotno of t!o shrewdest exports tho Philadelphia* and the I)e- troits w i l l p.-f'VPt tho two stimigi-st t«-!ii:H ill tho Longui'. They have added players to their list-,, but, they «'d prei-ent the same nines they had last season. T l . e i v w i l l lie Olio advantage! in this at leiust for tho early part of tho season, tliat the men are thoroughly acquainted with ono aii"!hcrV htrong and weak points, nnd t h i s is e v e r y t h i n g in making a good start. Under (he i.hiv- strike rule B a l d w i n find Conwuy, «t tho Detroits, will recover their efl'cetivene.-.,. lei /.cm actually did nil the p i t c h i n g last e-ir. a.s the four str.ko rule handicapped the other pitchers. Ihmlap will not be greatly mi-^ed, a.-., to the minds of tho director-., Kiehards.m's work w-is far hiiperii r tu DunhpX The Quaker City team is stron- in every position. Its pitchers arc excellent, and bo! h theiuiiold mid tho outfield are as stnmg as could bo desired. The team, being a very light batting one, depends mostly on base running, and it was this that land'-d them second in tho lUht for tho pennant last jetir. From present indications tho u inner of tho League championship will havo to be looked for among the Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York clubs, the t*-.ims being 'fancied in tho order named. 1'iltsburg i alid Hot-ton, however, uro by no means out of the race, but they arc not as strung in 1 pitchers as tho four clubs named. The 1'itt.s- burg management in particular has spout con-idcraW" nuipey in securing playeix Tho i great I M m h i p » i H f.iivn,4lh' :i the team at i second Las.", ainl Maul and ll"iider=iu might i suprl-e many w i t h their w o r k in tho box. i The m::o has m» regular fiivt basemnn, and, ! of course, this is a hard iio.ition to havo properly covt ix-d. Then a;_;:'.in tho outfield is a tn;l' weak compared to th-- other clubs, mid w h i l e tho team ranks h i g h in fielding it r:and-: h m m batting. The Bo^.m Kliie, hi.e the Xew V.rk=s, aro Blow iii gr:i -pin ^an oppurtumly « iit-nolR-red to « in a ·; UIH'. The;, havo more c:\eolk-ut material, l - u t r-i -y do nob teem tu be r.Mo to play ti 0 etli(.r to to tho iulk-ht ad\ aiiiagc. COL. BOGAN Th«» CASH. l l n u l l u i ' l i - i t UMl i - i l s o u t h ( i H i s I . l f o I l i - t o r y . Col. E. U. C Ca«li, who died at his home ne.-ir Chfniw, S. C., iwiMitly, was t h e notorious clucli-.r. u h o killed Col. U'd,..-.m M. Shannon, a prominent lawyer and mi · veoilingly" popular gentleman, m J u l v , l v - i Tin-difficult.}' grew on', of Cnl. f'-i-h ta',vin_- :i eonfes- sion of j u d g i m - n t in his « i f 's n n t i i c fro m her brother, w h o was about to b.: n to- r old rot.. CASH. a -- a u l t i i i g an and h i g h l y ro- ·le-l c i t l / C ' l i c 'f i , , , . m : y . H.-1 j u d g IH-, MstT, -h. to do- r-e,,vcry C - O t l f ' S l l l f ' t i t !' .MI-. : feat t l of d.uiia,;^ which. were I,.'.!'.- -lied for, m di.btto.Mrs. Cash, W H S UI'n'e'1 tO (1'J t h i s by in r husband w i r h o u t her knowledge or consent, in order to s.. ( uro her against loss. Allegatiom of fi-i'id -u the part of Mrs. Cash were nmdo, ;uid in order to "defend his witVs good naim.-" Col. C'ash brought about tho dm.-l which ri'siilu-d m ther death of his antagonist. Their duel was the last one fo.i^l.t in th« st;»ti-f South Caivima. It having j,rod need the seven C eondemnarion on tin- par; of tho people of the state, tho li-gisl.itiu - -hortly afler.vard p.i«sed tho anti-dm l i n g law, placing tlie d i i ' l i s t o n the siiiiiu! f i x j t i n g »Mth an onliiuiiy murderer. C.il. I ' a s h u a - , (in r-xtensivo planter, owning a plantation Hinging t-n mill s along tlie 1^ 1 )i-e riv. i r, and before thu war b-' owned Oi)U;.lav. x At tno breaking out of the war lu: led into the firld one i f ri r i i i i ' nts, c m i i m im'.m r Curohna at th-- lir-,t Ma ,111. ina's tlai.-v uro gradu illy reie-isi'd, at considerable ex]ic:i-o to tho clu'is. S; ill c::;ii'riments havo to be made and f".i, successful ouo makes up for a number of failures. The directors in the Cliioago club to a man favor youn^ blood, and this year the club h;-.s been very fortunate in signing pome highlvpromi'-mg young players. The credit fnr this is solely duo to Capt. Anson. Ne.i! lv evrry season tho CluVagos "art with some of tl-.uir old material 111 tho way of star ·ilavers. And vet the-^o men arc very seldom missed, as their places arn i-apidly filled with new ]ierformers. L-isb "inter tho AVhite Stocking management parted with Sunday, its fleet footed right lielder, and has now lost tho services of itskiiig pitcher, Clarkson. Theque«'ion has been frequently oskcd of late, Vv'ill the ex-champions bo weakened by losing these men? Anson states that his nino would win the championship hands down with Clarkson, but if the club should havo to do without him, it would win uny way. In Van Halti-on and Baldwin he has a pair of tried pitchers, and with tho four new men, Krock, Sprnguc, Hryuan and Clarke to support them, ho thinks that he is as well equipped as any other club in tho country. The nine has also been greatly strengthened behind the bat, and Flint and Daly will not bo called upon to do all tho catching, as two now back stops havo been secured, who, though In-longing to minor clubs, last year were considered tho coming catchers. They ara Farrell and Hoover. Two addi- bov lover carved. Mrs. Sharp Kn es this old | bedst-ad and will never part with it nor I appearance were bec - the band-! Philadelphia paper: "He was one of the ' most familiar and the most conspicuous figures or. Chestnut street. His scarred features, peculiarity of dress and stately bearing THE CAUVED BEDSTEAD. "During these three struggling years he had been working at spare moments at some mysterious thing; which he was hammering and pounding at, nb a little forge which he had built out back of the house, and flt last ono day the young husband came in and laid a finished horseshoe in tis wife's hands, say- "iShc.. understand until noexpiamea that he had made some wonderful improvement in horseshoes, and then it needed two more whole years of toil and self denial before he obtained his patent, and a year or so more before he realized great results from it, By the time, another child, a daughter, was boni to them, they were above want, and this left him free to invent other things, chiefly relating to horses and wagons, objects with which he was most familiar. "The little farm was cleared and improved and a better house was built, and then at last, in 1850, this young couple went to New York, when* Sharp, now moderately rich, bought their old residence, »t 820 West Twenty-third street, for *50,000, paying 0Mb. relegate it to a garret in. favor of sotnest bedstead ever made, and OH it she will j die. ! "There was a largo open fire in this room always when tho air was chill, nnd soft easy chairs stood near it, and a soft old fashionc-1 lounge, piled high with pillows whoso feathers were picked from her own gee^o by her own hands long rgo, was drawn before the fire for father, always ready. Ho would never use any other pillows. The characteristic of this room is of utter comfort, repose and peace rather than disp.lay. it, is a matter OL proiouna regret tnat tin., man, who was so admirable a husband and father, could not have kept himself unspotted before the world in his business relations. But iu forming an estimate of his life one should not forget that the great city of New York has always been cursed by authorities whose constant cry has been "Give! give!" to all who would effect improvements of any kind whatsoever. And while there is no reason to doubt the truth of the allegation that "Jake" Sharp did bribe tho aldermen of the metropolis to grant the franchise of the Broadway surface railroad, ho was not the only briber, nor could ho have bribed had there not been gaping pockets waiting, hungry for his gold. Just how to put a stop to the wholesale corruption of municipal affairs in tho metropolis--and, indeed, in most other cities of the United States--is ono of the gravest problems of the present day. The Latest Mine Explosion. Wo give with this a cut of Mine No. 6, at Rich Hill. Mo., the scene of the recent firedamp explosion. Many lives were lost by this disaster, which wa» fully described at the time in the newspapers. · ·ketch. The cut is from attracted attention wherever bo went. He was almost invariably attired in a light brown or gray coat, low cut velvet waistcoat exposing a ruffled cambric blurt front of immaculate whiteness. Light colored, perfectly cut trousers gracefully fell over whito cloth gaiters which topped a pair of bright patent leather shoes of the neatest fit. From the wrists of his coat sleeves peeped tiny cambric ruffles snugly fastened by plain gold buttons. A broad brimmed, bell crowned ·white beaver hat always surmounted his head. Peculiar as the dress was there was always an air of elegance about it, and no one ever thought of calling Mr. Brewster anything but well dressed. No dandy was ever inoro particular about tho cut and quality of his wearing apparel, and from tho fancy silk hosiery to the high hat every article was expressly manufactured for the wearer and imported from Europe. There are many stories told about the cause of Mr. Brewster's eccentricity in dress, but Iiis own reason for it is that ho had become accustomed to it and could never mako up his mind to change the style." Mr. Crewster was so intellectual and such a charming conversationist that despite his marred countenance ho was a great favorite with the ladies. He was a scholar, a connoisseur in art and possessed a collection | of rare engravings and etchings. Ho was at j one time quite wealthy, but during tho past few years he met some heavy losses. His law library was ono of tho finest private libraries in tho country. Last fall he sold it to the University of Pennsylvania. Ho was the most relentless of all the attorney generals of the United States, and it is not recorded that he over recommended the pardon of a convict, no matter how moving tlio plea put forth by friends. Give U* * Ii«-st. This declining has become monotonous. EDWARD CJIA^E. JOHN* M. WARD. DANIEL RICHARDSON. M. .T. SLATTERY. tional infieldershave also been signed, Tebeau and Duffy. Tho outfield will remain the samo as fast year, consisting of Sullivan, Ryan and Petti t. Altogether, the Chicagos have twenty players under contract, eight of whom are new men, and they aro as equipped for the coming fray as | nnst ardent admirers could wish ] uiiiiougli these men, in their respecti positions, will strengthen tho team wonderfully, many of New York's admirers think j that the club will be weak in third basemen. | Cleveland and Hatfleld are both third base- | men, but tho former is a very big man, while the latter is evidently too light for tho posi- KARTUXI,. 1- F. TKBEAtT. HUGH TlUFFT. R. IF. CLARK. though they may chnugo materially for the better, now that Clarkson has been added to the team. C'larkson and Kelly are known as the £20,000 battery now, arid have called out unbounded enthusiasm at each appearance so far. Snowden, also a new recruit, is a pitcher of no mean ability. The two clubs that are evidently destined to bring up the rear are tho Indianapolis and AVa-Miin-jton nines. Tho managers of the latter havo done very htrlo in the way of strengthening their forces. In fact they have weakened themselves by releasing Paul Hines, their heaviest batter. Tho Indianapolis people have made one good move in securing lirbt of all a, manager who has deservedly earned a, very wide reputation. This is Mr. (r. Spenco, and he will in timo collect together a goad tuaiu that will do credit to Hoosiervillo. In tho American association the race for tho ppnnant will bo exceedingly hot, now that all the clubs have been strengthened considerably over last season. In Brooklyn the homo te;im is looked ui-on as a sure, winner, but Cincinnati and Baltimore are, to all intents and purposes, equally strong with the Brooklyn--;, and so far as the St. Louis, Louisvilles, Athletics and Cleveland.-) are concerned there is very little, to choose between them. Tho Kansas Citys will probably bring up the rear, but all the teams are so very strong that it is more than hazardous to pick the winner, and hence the prospects are that it will be iiip and tuck for the part of the season. C. V. THE WOMAN IN THE CASE. i n ' iT eoti- I t is i :i ono he tried, COIidom 11 e d a n d scntenred f i v e ne- groes to lie hanged at on, i t ime, had the noo^e arlju-te and was about tu let thn drop fall, when n brother-in-law whom IK; had cun.-o tc fear d n n o up find put, an '-nd to t'.'.e i'erfurrn- ancp by threalening t-i hung Co] Cash him- sc-lf if he did not di-sist. Ueforo the \vnr he repre"'iit.d (,'besterlV'ld county one t i i in in tho state l.-viMutiir,-, and in ISb^ hi) w:u- iiominatMl by the Independent Greenback party for congress from t h e Fifth dibtrict of Hmitli Carolina, and wius d-feated. 1'rior u t h i s campaign ho had been an un- oonipromiMngl'emocrat, and, to indicate his jwirty ?."nl tu;d enthusiasm, the fact is re- :illefl t'nat lie liis fiitiru estate, 7,000 or s.(N)l) acres, free of rent to the negroes, in consideration of their nipportiuij the Democratic rickot. IT'S cash contributions to tho party treasury were al.-,o exceedingly generous, and on ono occasion b" chartered a ta-aiii to carry voters lo the different precincts along tho line cf road. LTZZIE li.VNUS. Str». A. I.. Ifoplcind, of rlilonjjo, 1'ormorly ELMEB CLEVELAND. ELMER FOSTRB, nOGEB CONNOR. GILBERT HATFIELD. tion. Then there is Foster, who, according to Mutrie, can play any position, either in or Childs, liluine, Lincoln, Gen. Sherman and j outfield. It is very likely that the men for · tJw now Don Cameron. To vary the monotony j ^i« P-ition wiH^^c^dwJii.e tho team let us suggest to our Republican friends to res«rv» taeir declinations-until they havo been nominated. Under those circumstances a declination would bo a sen* It is supposed, and generally conceded, that , the "woman in tho case" referrrd to by Jay · iu what ho terms a blackmail suit, pending against him in !New York, is Mrs. A. L. Hopkins, formerly iliss Minnie Dunlap, of C h i ca g o. Mrs. Hopkins is t b o daughter of (leorge L. Dunlap, an extremely p o p u l a r man of the Garden City, and a railroad magnate and g r a i n -'evator owner. G e o r g e Dunlap is one of h o best known I men in Chicago. lie is a self made MRS. A. L. HOPKINS. ma n, having begun life as train boy and speedily rJMing through tho different grades to president, and, what is better still, bondholder. Ho has always been what is termed a gay liver, and no man is moro fond of a good joke or a good time than ho. His daughter was ono of Chicago's most brilliant society young ladies until sho married Mr. Hopkins, a dozen years ago, then a rising young railroad man. Ho took her first to Toledo, and then to New York, where ho became interested with. Jay Gould. At New York Mrs. Hopkins met with two important events in her career. She was divorced from her husband and became antagonized to Jay Gould. "\Vhat is tho trouble between Jay grass widow does yet appear, but if report speaks truly in naming her as tho person referred to ' ' T -~ THE: BANGS SISTERS. The Two liounoiiij; M e d i u m - , of UK; City Almost simultaneously w i t h tin- Marsh- Diss De-Bar spirit picture sensation m Xew York, th-y havo bad th Jestrain ii-uigs sisters sensation in Chicago. Jet-tram i-, a photographer, and ho has l»vu so v. n m ^ h t upon by the Bangs sisters that In* has I .···ome insane. The method by which, the.' 1 women robbed Jc,tram of his aws w.i-, lit,--late writing c " i-i m r n uir.cng --pn 11 u al by the pr« · ··- i-no «-\i-mng i'i -t public Ncaiici 1 . and ati):ico became i:i:."ivted. in spirit u a 1 is m , and t'«,k t read- i n ^ spintuali-'titf literature. He also began a regular at- tendanc' 1 o n t h a stances. At these meetings Jrtra.m paid for communications from absent friends in good, money, and undoubtedly got bo:;us communications. Two slates were put together with ushiti- pencil between, as is ··· minion in such CMM-S and tho spirit,^ "t Jcstr:im'» two children, who died aged rv-]»-ctively 4 months and ~ t hours, wmti- h i m ing mes.-.,i|(i'S. Considering" th.-ir death, their education must haw been ^'iveil them entirely iu the spirit w o i l d August Spies also consented to send a m~-age. Mr. Jestrain knew those communication?- were genuine, for ho held thu slates in hi-, h-inds and heard tho pencil when it Ix-gan to write. Unfortunately the convert was .-·ued « i t h a de.-ire common to converts, that i-. to convert every one el;*'. But his friends would have- none of his new found treasure, anil laughed him tu scorn. This ridicule of that whieh he held sacred, it is said, drove him cra/y. Jsow conies the denouement. At a recent seance given by Uie Bangs sisters t«o policemen placed themselves in a convenient position,and, w h e n the alleged spirit of a Russian princess \VCik l 7" I appeared, sprang forward to tho caViinet and clutched the spirit with material hands. It proved to be Miss May Bangs clad in royal robe* The officers had to draw their revolvers to keep the friends and believers at bay until a patrol wagon arrived. The sistors wore takott to the police station and locked up. They were charged with running a show without a license, and obtaining money under fals» pretenses, _ lov- at MAY Ii. \XttS. Mtion. Herald. Now it is a bore!--New York improved wonderfully in hi second base over lost yew, and Ward and Conner are too well known to need special comment. The only thing that iceini to Above all things we deMre to sec the Democracy united.--New York Star. Tlie Miniature Republican IMlcinma. The attitude of the Iowa Republicans i» a most interesting study because it is * miniature portrayal of the % H x " me national Republican is in.--St. Paul Glob*. EWSPAPER EWSPAPERl

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