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The Chatham Republican. (Chatham, Columbia County, N.Y.) 1886-1918, April 10, 1888, Image 2

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.The Prison .Tawnca* far Him in Vain — He Succtunlis to a Complication of Diseases. Sketch of a 'life History That Beads like a Romance. Mr ■ - mi; WM-j- m ... W- P ‘ mi : JACOB SHABP. N ew TT obk , . April 6. — Jalcob Sharp died at 3us residence, 857 West Tv^enty-third street, last night, at 9:20 o'clock. All of his family .there at his bedside, except . Mrs. Sharp, who > ; /was prostrated by grief and lay in a back xoom. At 3 o ’ clock yesterday morning Sharp dis- j3ay®d such signs of feebleness that a carriage was dispatched to the residence of Dr. Loomis, a£>8 East Thirty-fourth street. When he ar ­ rived Sharp was in a comatose state arid showed scarcely any signs of animation. . Brandy was given him, tod. every means known to medicine used to revive him.* jDr. Jjopmis called again at 9 o ’ clock in the morning. Sharp was delicious. The doctor worked with him and succeeded in getting him into a quieter state of mind. He did hot seem to know his wife and daughters. Fro- feeeor Alfred Loomis, M. D., thri father of Dc. Xoomis, was summoned at noon by a messenger. He saw immediately that medi- skill was unavailing. At 9 o ’ clock last night he was seized with a £t of coughing and vomiting. He tossed ahont his bed, tod now and then shouted ; delirious threats at Judge Barrett and Ck)L iaiows. Then he would ^ow quieter turd say: : .' **But Mr. CJockran will pull me through all .sight. I know he wilL ” At 9:10 he was in a state of coma At 9:15 he was seized with another fit of coughing. George Sharp, who was at his bedside, heard the front door open and rushed down stairs. •33r. H. P. Loomis was in the hallway taking oShis coat. . , . . “ For God ’ s sake, hurry up, ” cried young Sharp, “grandfather is dying. ” 1 Dr. Loomis rushed up .stairs. He saw in a mo- rinent that Sharp was breathing his last. He attempted •to a dminis ter medi- jdne and nourish ­ ment to the dying -man. • The attempt was futile. Sharp was slightly deliri ­ ous. He did not recognize any of his -weeping relatives. Aiew minutes before he died he called out loudly in his delirium, “ Mabel, Mabel ” This overpowered Mrs. Sharp, and she would have fallen to the floor had not Mr. Selmes caught her. She was removed to the , 'back room, where she lay in an exhausted condition while her beloved husband was pass ­ ing away. ^ Dr. Loomis made another attempt to force nourishment down the throat of the dying .. man. Some milk was poured into his mouth, but he immediately began to gasp for breath. • “ Give me some brandy, ” shouted Dr. Loomis. Mrs. Selmes ran to a table. Before a stimulant could be administered Sharp ’ s weakened heart failed to beat, and the ex- king of boodlers had gone to an account be ­ yond the reach of judges and district attor ­ ney?. The venue had been changed to the highest of courts. After Sharp left Ludlow street jail last De ­ cember he improved in health. His time was divided between his residence at -354 West Twenty-third street, directly opposite Mrs. . Xangfjry ’ s home, and his country seat near Home. He caught a cold during blizzard week at Rome. His age, heart disease and kidney affection, with the strain undergone in court and jail, had weakened his constitu- ison and exhausted his vitality. The conges- tion of his lungs, which resulted from his bliz ­ zard expeAerice, was the little incident which •turned the tide of life against him He grew worse daily, and two weeks ago his life was despaired of. His extraordinary physical power brought him safely through this crisis. His strength increased with each day for over a week. Monday there came a relapse. Hr. Henry P. Loomis had been paying visits ? to his house every afternoon. On Tuesday night a messenger called him to the Sharp mansion at 10 o ’ clock. Sharp ’ s delirium had alarmed his daughter, Mrs. Selmes. . Dr. ' Loomis found him in a high fever, and there were symptoms of heart failure.. He made a call at 9 o ’ clock Wednesday morning, ’ and again at 10 o ’ clock. There ’ was no change, but it was evident that his strength was gradually ebbing. Jacob Sharp was bom in Montgomery country, N. Y., July G, 1817. School advan ­ tages in those days were limited and Jacob hadfew. The family, was poor and he passed his early life around Troy, N. TT., and neighboring places. Before he was of age bis father died, and young Jacob came to this city to seek his fortune. He began business in a modest way by con­ tracting to furnish , timber and logs to build 1 jers, and soon proceeded to deal on his own ' account. As he traded he prospered. The building, of piers arid bulkheads along East, and North rivers laid the foundation of his wealth, tod he was not slow in reaching out into speculative improvement ventures. His first successful venture in street rail ­ roading, with which he has been identified.all his life since, . was the construction of the Hast River tod Dry Dock railroad. This was followed with the Christopher arid Tenth street, the Bleecker Street, the Twenty-third Hfcreet, the]£Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and finally his pet scheme of thirty years, and the source of his misery, the Broadway Surface railroad. It was away, hack in the fifties that Jacob Sharp first contemplated the grabbing of Hriadway. ' Again and again he secured his daianchiso from the legislature and aldermen, which invariably was vetoed by the mayors then in office. ' The Broadway franchise of 2852, procured from that, hoard of aldermen known as the “ Forty Thieves,” hung in the courts for years. Its. validity' was never affirmed. In 1853 the court of appeals roade the' injunction against the franchise of 1852 perpetual. An effort.to procure a new char- -teriri 1866 was defeated. Other attempts in the same directiori were vetoed by Governors Cornell and Cleveland. At last a bill was aidoptediri 1884 tod signed by;the governor. This bill transferred Sham ’ s struggle for the covctedfranchisefrom Albany: to thiseity. ' Sharpiapproaehed the now notorious board Of •^boodle ” 'aldehrien in 1884. / Iff . May of that jear ’ eight members held a caucus tod Agreed, for a heavy consideration^ to grant the franchise and to find thirteen members to override the. major ’ s veto.. The. franchise' passed; according, : to agreepient. On 519,1885, Jacob Sharp. rode down Broad- ~ ''Year. Then #nne . ^ . ... . way to theHattery on, the .first, car. Then Ibere airdse a puttie outcry. ‘ Rumors of cor- ja^laori were rife tod a lease of the Broad ­ way line to the Seventh Avenue ! railrOad for 3®9 years perfcipitated legal inqunry. ’ An investigationcommittee^with Mr. H. R. - inted by the ! were hauled .most ■damaging report against, the conspirators by .- .i&ecommittee The famous trial for bribery, Sharp ’ s con- ' vsetion and sentence to four years ’ imprison ­ ment by Judge Barrett, and the legal contest 7 which resulted in a stay of proceedings, are matters of such recent occurrence ar to need ^ do mention at this time. The Police Swoop Down Upon the As ­ sembled Crowds arid Disperse Them. Charged Upon with Bayonets in .County Clare, and Many People 'Wounded , 7 ’ pprajit, April; 9, — At Hfirush, County ; Clare, yesterday afternoon, 6,000 persons as- ’ sembled to participate iff the proclaimed meeting of the National league that was . ap ­ pointed to be held there. They ’ all belonged to various branches of the league in this dis ­ trict. . Almost as soon as thqy had assembled the police, who had been awaiting their movements, charged upon them tod injured a nuiriber of theta. They also demolished the triumphal arches that had been erected, arid treated the crowd in a very rough manner. A riot , seemed imutoent, and a Berkshire regiment, which had been : sent there for tho occasion, with bayonets fixed, charged upon: the crowd, wounding, many of them. ; ■ They succeeded in restoring order, and finally the people dispersed. .k At Macroom, County Coifk, Dr. Tanner,; M. P. , attempted . to hold a meeting of the league, which has been prcclauned, but he: was ejected by the police, afid the meeting : broken rip. Dr^ Taring burri^ a copy qf the,government proclamation early in the: morning at Macroom. ^ . Messrs. Davitt and John O ’ Connor, with : Rev. Father Corry and other league leaders, ; left Carmbdy ’ s hotel at Ennis yesterday afternoon, tod drove ten miles into the country. They were closely followed by a company of eighty hussars under ’ . CoL ; Turner. Commoner Condon remained in Enins by a preconcerted airangeriient, .and attempted to hold a meeting there. The police, however, had been advised of the Nationalists ’ plans, and raided the. meeting place, injuring some of the people in their attack Fifty arrests were made. At Loughrea Mr. O ’ Brien tried to hold a meeting. He attempted to speak to a crowd numbering 4,000 persons, who had assembled on the outskirts of the town. As they pro ­ ceeded to the place of meeting the police and military forces .obstructed the way and would not allow them to pass. Mr. O ’ Brien addressed the authorities, and said that he alone was responsible for the meeting, and in ­ sisted upon his right to address his fellow citizens. The police, however, raided the ad ­ vancing crowd, which was headed by Father Meagher. The latter counseled the people not to resist the police, but ; to be quiet, and the field was soon cleared. Mr. O ’ Brien con ­ tinued to speak while the police were dis- persirig the crowd. He denounced the officers as cowards for not arresting him instead of maltreating the people. At Kanturk a meeting was held two miles outside of the town. At Macroom, late in the aftemoou, Messrs. Tanner and O ’ Shea evaded the police, and succeeded in addressing the people. All was quiet last night in the places where the rows occurred during the day. The Ramsgrange meeting, was postponed. Boulanger ‘ Will be a Deputy. P abis , April 9. — A tumultuous meeting, attended by 2,500 electors, was held at Valenciennes yesterday. Laguerre was fre ­ quently interrupted and Fouchard was un ­ able to obtain a hearing. The meeting ter ­ minated in disorder. A crowd followed Laguerre to his hotel, shouting “ Vive Boulanger! ” Doumer is elected in the Aisne district Boulanger ’ s return for Dordogrie is assured. Ferroul is returned for the Aude district, receiving 21,515 votes. In this dis ­ trict Boulanger received 7,151 votes, although he-was not nominated. The Royal Marriage Controversy. B erlin , April 9. — A report whibh is confirmed in ministerial circles says that the differences between the emperor and Prince B i sm ar ck terminated on Friday, when the matters under .discussjon were .settled. The Cologne Gazette states that the affairs were settled according to the views of Bismarck, while other accounts, equally trustworthy, declare that the marriage project is by rio means abandoned. . Preached His Own Funeral Sermon. A thens , Ga., April 9. — Two thousand people yesterday witnessed an event never before heard of in the history of Clark county. Rev. Dr. Pridgeon, 84 years old, preached his own funeral sermon in a grnnii country church, six miles from hera He had his grave dug tod a coffin made for the occa ­ sion. He and his assistants sang the first' hymn, “ Shall We Gladly Meet. ” He then gave his text, from Corinthians, ii, 8, and gave the large crowd a short talk in a very, fatherly manner. TRADE BULLETIN. Market New York Money and Produce Quotations. N ew Y ork , April 7. — Money closed at per cent., the lowest rate for the day. The high ­ est rate for the day was 2 -per, cent. Exchange closed steady; posted rates, 4.86@4.88 ; actual rates, 4.85 ’ 4@4.85%-for sixty days and 4.87J£@ 4.87M for demand. Governments closed steady; currency 6s, 120 bid; 4s coup., 124 bid; 4J4s do., 10<% bid. The stock market this morning was very ir ­ regular. In the opening hour there was. some pressure to sell and prices declihed H to % per cent.; hut the; market steadied under the influ ­ ence of supporting orders by 12 o ’ clock, and prices closed at about yesterday ’ s final figures. The sales for the morning amounted to 149,604 shares. Prices closed as follows: West. Union Tel. a, c.,c. & i.... N. J. Central:... . Chicago & Alton. ■ 74% DeL & Hud...... .135 Del., L. & W ....... • 71% Denver. . . ........... . , 46 Erie........... , ' -- Kansas & -Texas - 78%. Lake Shore ......... 117% Northwest ........... 21 Do. pref.';.......... . 45 Pacific Mail ......... 29% Reading.......... ■ 75% St. Paul ......... '..., . 23 Wabash ............... .35 Bur. ’ & Quincy. .. - 50% Ore. R ’ y & Nav. . , 59, Ore. Trans .......... .135 West Shore. ... ., -.106^ 13% 80 • 71% . 13 . 121 % General Markets. N ew Y ork , April 7. — FLOUR — Dull, hut -steady ; fine, , $ 2.05@2.65 ; superfine, $2.35@3; Minnesota, extra, 2.85@4.85 . : 'V:,: WHEAT — Quiet; receipts, 5,600 bushels; ship ­ ments, 49,636 bushels; No. i red state, 93c. ; No. 2 do., 91%e.; No. 2 red winter. May* 89%c. bid; do., June, 87%c. hid. CORN — Dull; receipts, 10,000 bushels; ship ­ ments, . 1,000 bushels; No. 2_mixed,- cash, . 66%c. ; do., May, 6i%c. ; do., June, 59%c. OATS — Steady; receipts, SS.OOO bushels; shite merits, 148 'bushels; No. 1 white state, :43c. ; iNo. 2 dp., 40<i^K)%& 7 NOi 2 mixed, April, 37%c. RYEv-Dull and unchanged. BARLEY — Nominal. PORK — Drill; $1400.{gil4.50 for [one year old mess: • , • - :/J LARD — Steady;, April, $7.80; : May; $7;86. MOLASSES — Steady, at 19c: f6r 50; test boilteg TURPENTINE — Steady at 89J4@39%c. ROSIN — Dull ; strained to good, $1.20%@1.22%c. PETROLEUM — Dull; refined in cases, 9%c. FREIGHTS — Quiet arid unchanged. BUTTER — Steady ; western Creamery, 22@29e, CHE38E — Steady; Ohio factory, 12c: EGGS-Quiet; state, 21%c.; western, 21@ zxyftc, - ' •. .r. RICE — Nominal. NEWS I N A NU TSHELJL. Brief Reference -to Current Events' of Gerieriat; Interest. ; daus Spreckels s&d' that he woold award contracLfpr thet Jbailding of the new.re-- fii fy, to be located ia Philadelphia, . within a few days. The building, without machin ­ ery, will ; cost about ^1,500;000;'tod from 700 to 1,000 hands will be employed. Two men were, steffck by the South Shore express while walking on the track near Weymouth, Mass. One was killed outright and tee oteer, whote .nanio : Is Edward C. Mann, , was taken to tee hospital badly injured. The dead manjis imknpwff. Seven hundred million feet of logs and timber have been cut during the season just closed in the Ottawa valley. The Iowa house . of . representatives has pasted a bill providing for a two cent per mile passenger fare on all railroads in the state. '' ’ ■ i ’ '''■ '' ’ The son of Senor Alentado, a rich sugar planter, has been kidnaped by btodits forty miles from Havana, and is held for $6,000 ransom. . , Fifty persons have committed suicide at Monte Carlo during the last quarter. Benson Willis, who : was arrested on an Ohio, river steanihoat near Parkersburg, W. Va. , charged with murder, has confessed to killing his father-iri-law a few Weeks ago, and also to theinurder of Mr. and Mrs. Jen ­ nings some months before. ‘ / The ci^y hall at Waterbury, Conn., was entered by burglars, who stole $540 from the town clerk ’ s office. According to an expression of opinion ob tained froiri about 200 prominent Minnesota Republicans the workings of the high license law, which has been in effect in that state about eight months, are regarded as satis ­ factory. ■ J. Howe, a laborer, murdered his wife at Fort Collins, Colo., and a mob hanged him. . William Layton, of Milwaukee, has pre ­ sented to that city an art -gallery,, with pict ­ ures, worth $150,000 and an endowment of $ 100 , 000 . Charles Bassett, a very wealthy ranchman of Phoenix, A. T., was fatally hurt by the collapse of his adobe house. He has no known relatives.' ’ ~' While dancing at a ball in Odd Fellows hall, Cambridgeport, Mass., John W. Bate ­ man, aged 21, exclaimed, “ I feel very dizzy, ” and fell dead of heart disease. Up to tliat morrient he had apparently been in the best of health and spirits. The Democratic state convention will be held in New York city May 15. Australia is moving for a total suppression of Chinese immigration. George Washington, a negro, beat William and Wood Hclney to death at Aberdeen, Miss. Charles Lacour is in jail at Shreveport, La., charged with murder and arson, in hay ­ ing set fire to a house in which Alice Wise (colored) was asleep. The woman was burned to death. Jealousy caused the crime. Frank Bundy, Isaac Lanstrom, Frank Rhames and Andrew Goldbey were drowned in crossing the swollen Cedar river at Stens- gar, la. The defendant in a breach of promise suit just begun in Philadelphia is 80, years. Mrs. Mary Sharp wag making whisky at Wanemic, Pa. , when the pot containing it tipped over. Her dress caught fire, and she was burned to death. Three children who tried to save her were also fatally burned. A young woman in West Virginia .electri ­ fied the Mason county court by\ her. elo ­ quence tod defeated her father ’ s application for a liquor license. Hereafter, Mr. Powderly . declares, the Kmghts of Labor and Brotherhood of Loco motive Engineers will make commpn cause for the adjustment of all labor difficulties. The Iowa house passed a resolution provid ­ ing fop a constitutiorial amendriieht giving suffrage to women. The Massachusetts board of health declares oleomargarine to be good arid wholesome food, and preferable to low grade butter. Charles Lacour, in jail at New Orleans, is charged with setting fire to a house in which Alice Wise, colored, was asleep. She was burned to death. Jealousy was the motive. William T. Kellogg, proprietor of the Bas ­ sett house, Birmingham, Conn., is dead. When The New York Tribune was friunded he was one of the first corps of compositors. The tug Leader struck the wreck of a sunken schooner in the Delaware ’ river. The. crew clung to the wreck until rescued. A beautiful Nihilist daughter of a Russian army officer, who was pursued by the police, jumped from a hotel window in Mbscow and was mortally injured. C. M. Schayer, wholesale liquor dealer, of Denver, Colo., made an assignment. Liabili ­ ties, $67,000. A private : cable despatch announces the death, in Paris, of Col. Jaines Mackaye, the father of Steele Mackaye. The Boston-Montreal express fell through a culvert, killing the engineer and. fireman and injuring five passengers. Floods in Massachusetts are causing con­ siderable damage to property. An attempt to evict a farmer on the Des Moines river lands was defeated by armed men, who drove the marshal and the incom- ing tenant away with shot gun arguments. Editor Dilley, of Wilkesbarre, Pa., who disappeared in New York city on March 27, is still missing. “ Piggy ” North^ of Dr. Wickham fame, was sentenced to ten years imprisonment in Sing Sing by Judge Moore, of Brooklyn. The officials in Havana say that the notori ­ ous bandit Morrijon has been ' killed . at Ma- . curijes. Advices from Looloo say that fighting re ­ cently broke out between the Spanish garri ­ son and the natives, and that ten Spaniards tod 200 natives were killed and seventy Span ­ iards wounded. Mary McGreavy, a 17-year-old girl, was held for trial in Chicago on fourteen charges of larceny. J. H. Draper, a new night, operator at-Hor- ' ace; Kan. , stole $2,000 from the Pacific Ex ­ press office. ; \ : Owen Johnson, of Atlanta, committed sui ­ cide at Glasgow, Kyi He had been drunk for a week. . - Frank L. Wilson, a trusted clerk in the Bos ­ ton and Providence freight office at Boston, has confessed; the embezzlementof several ; thousand dollars. - Kflights of Labor hayq sent to congress an j immense^ volume of petitions in fayor of a government telegraph systeni. - A mutiny ori the ship Vancouver, at St. John,' N; B. , was quickly subdued with belay- : ing pins. 7. 7 : ;7:. ;7' : Thomas : C. Biffff, faeasurer of the Balti- ; - more countv school board, has - been missing 1 from home.in -Towson/Md., .since Thursday, j An examination of: his books was made' and ; some irregularities were discovered; No one knows his whereabouts; He has been treas- i: nrer for fourteen years. . Thieves entered the postpffice, depot and ; nearly every store in Falmouth, Mass., on ‘ Saturday night . Considerable booty .was 7 taken, but the robbers secured very little ’ money. The summer residence of Miss -A; M. Fay was also entered. A horse and; ex ­ press wagon belonging to H. V. Lawrence : were stolen, and have been traced, to Ware- bam. 1 , Holy Mendicants of Persia — Loathsome Beggars^of India and China., ... The.bqrist iriterosting:cM?qofi : meiidictote in Persia; tod probably in the whole world, are the dervishes. These wrirtf. members of the mendicant firaterriify are met with all over 'Feirsiaj oh the roads, in the villages tod the cities. Their usual dress is the skin of some wild animal, preferably a tiger skin, thrown carelessly about their shoulders, and a pair of..white rottonpantalettes. If thedeiwish cannot obtain a tiger skin, he will, as the next best choice, secure the skin of a leopard or panther, or even the hide of a deer or an ­ telope. In addition to this striking make up he carries a huge' spiked club or small battle ax, tod an alms holder made from an oblong gourd shell pr the outer shell of a cocoanut. Thus fantastically and even ferociously ar ­ rayed,the dervish stalks through the thr onged bazars of a Persian city, shouting out, “ Hakk, yah hokkl ” tod thrusting his alnri holder right and left among the people. The dervishes are regarded as holy mendi ­ cants by the common people, and spend the greater portion of their lives in wandering about from one distant Central Asian city to another. They might, perhaps, aptly be compared to the. wandering; friars of Eng ­ land arid Europe SOOyeate ago. ’ Everybody regards it as lucky, as well as meritorious, to give alins to the dervishes. The average Persian gives a tenth part of his Income away in alms to beggars, the greater part of which.goes to able bodied men and dervishes who are; well able to work for their own living, v ’ ’ _ T 7 :' “ In India begging is discouraged as far as possible by the British authorities, and meas ­ ures of relief similar to those in vogue axhorig western nations have been introduced. Among a teeming population of 200,000,000 Orientals, however, any sweeping change in such a time honored profession as mendicancy is a question of time, and not to be easily ef­ fected. Beggary is far from being so com­ mon as it is either in Turkey or Persia. There is a recognized mendicant caste in.India, known as faquirs. The faquirs are regarded as eminently holy, and subsist upon the char ­ ity of the people. Like the Persian der ­ vishes,-they wander about all over the coun ­ try, spending: most of their lives making long pilgrimages to various holy shrines. The Indian faquir is a loathsoriie looking creat ­ ure, with long black hair matted about his head tod shoulders with to accumulation of filth, and he generally plasters his body with mud. His sole raiment is a calico waist clout, and his face is fantastically streaked with red paint. As might be expected, the most abominable specimens of the mendicant fraternity are to be found in China. The loathsome appear ­ ance of the Chinese professional beggar is heyorid the powers, of description. All sorts of horrible deformities are voluntarily en ­ dured to work upon the sympathy of the people. Eyes are blinded, faces mutilated, tod-limbs twisted. All that is done in the way of mutilation by the authorities of Per ­ sia in the punishment of criminals is inflicted by Chinese mendicants upon their own off ­ spring as tricks of their profession. Horribly misshaped victims of this atrocious custom are encountered at the gates of Chinese cities and in the streets. — Thomas Stevens in Inter Ocean. Anecdote of the . Crown Prince. ; An old . soldier contributes to The Pots- damer Zeitung this story: “ One morning in May, 1859, 1, then serving in the First Regi ­ ment of Foot Guards, was marching with my comrades along the road between Sans Souci and the Orangegebaude : toward the village of Eiche. We had . just arrived at the broad avenue which leads from tho new palace into the road, when the crown prince tod his family appeared in sight; little Prince Wilhelm in a panier on a donkey, led by a nurse, the crown pfince and princess arm in arm, about twenty yards behind him When the crown prince perceived us. he called out ‘ Liebanau, let your company halt a moment. ’ Then he stepped up to the don ­ key, lifted the little prince put of his panier, and came toward us. ‘ Good morning, kin ­ der, ’ said the cnwpn prince to us, and we shouted back in unison, ‘ Good morning, your, royal highness. ’ ‘ I want just to show you my little son, ’ tod he made the little prince shake ’ hands with his tiny fist with . every grenadier. ■ “ The crown princess stood by, smilingly watching the scene. When we had all been shaken hands with the crown prince again wished us ‘ good morning, ’ and continued his walk; we went on in capital spirits to our field duties. Second Lieut. vori Lieberiau, who was then in command of our coinpany, is now well known as court Chamberlain to Prince: Wilhelm. Only a man, who, in his soldier days, has been an actor in a scene like that, cto feel how a bond is formed thereby between prince and people which nothing but death can break. ” — New York Tribune. One of Gordon ’ s Men. “ Gordon, ” said Plunkett, after a short pause, “ had er fellow in his old brigade that I haven ’ t heard of since the war, and I ’ d like mighty well to know what became of him. ‘ Gordon ’ s Bull, ’ he was called. “ I think he belonged to the Thirteenth Georgia regiment, and if I were to tell you how that man could holler you ’ d riot believe it; but you know it is seven miles ercross to the East Tennessee railroad, , and I ’ ll bet you might put Gordon ’ s Bull over there and let one of the big engines blow its whistle, tod let him holler, and you could hear Ms voice above the locomotive. ” o ‘ . ‘ I ’ ve heard of that fellow, ’ ’ said Brown, speaking for the first time, “and he was red ­ headed, ” “ Yes, ” continued Plunkett, taking no notice of Brown ’ s interruption, “you could always fell where Gordon ’ s brigade was by that fellow ’ s holler, and I think that after Gordon got up higher he exempted him from duty, just on account of his voice. Ho could call the brigade together any time when they ’ d got scattered,-and it was always a joyful- sound to the broken down straggler that had fallen behind ddring the day arid, overtaken by darkness, footsore and hungry, found his way to camp by the guidance of this wonder- ful-man ’ s voice. ” — “ Sarge ” in Atlanta Con ­ stitution; ; - . 4 Studying to Be Veterinarians. Throughout the United States at the present time there are probably 500 persons studying to be veterinarians; fifteen years ago there were riot twenty students in the whole epunteyr tod.there was-but. one college, s There are a few meff who bave ’ nbt graduated : from any college who are competent veterin ­ arians. They have read) Studied and'prac ­ ticed until they are quite competent; just the same as in.thp early days of ; this country- a certain number of \men studied medicine by themselves and bec ame good physicians without the aid of a collegiate training. . But there are very feus competent, veterinarians ; who are not graduates of some veteririary college. — !). C. Comstock, .M., D., ; 7in. .The, Epoch. ■ ' ‘ ' Possibilities of the Schoolma ’ am. A we^mschpohna ’ amhasbecomo fan by- getting all her pupils out of the school house while ’ a blizzard was in progress. 1st. It is superior to toy article ever off-; ered to the public for diseases of cattle horses, hogs, sheep and poultry. 2d. If cattle are out of heallh or coridi- tiou, it will correct . the trouble in less lime than any other articlb, 3d. If fed to milch cows it will increase the daily amount of milk, from 10 to 20 per cent, in less than two weeks. 4th, It is the only article known that Will eradicate and prevent hog cholera and the hog plague!. n ; ; 7 : ' 7 ■ . ; 5th. It is worth us weight in gold for horses overworked or out of condition! 6th. It is-a,positive cure and •preventa ­ tive for pifik-eye in horses. 7lh. It is unequaled for. sheep and lambs. 8th. It is a positive eradicator of dis ­ eases common to poultrj ’ . ' . 9th. When fed to hens they will pro ­ duce more eggs than by the use of any egg- food known . and at less than one-quarter the expense. : 10th. It. ie sold at so low a price that every person having cattle,, hogs, horses, sheep and poultry can afford to have it. Throe-pound boxes, 50c. ; large boxes $1 — 20-pound pails, iff bulk, 15c. per lb., with full directions for use. Ask your druggist or merchant for it. For sale by W. H. BARNES, Chatham, N. Y. ' Interested People. Advertising a patent medicine in the peculiar way in which the proprietor of Kemp ’ s Balsam., for- Coughs and Colds, does it is indeed wonderful. He authorizes all druggists to give those who call for it a sample bottle/ree, that they may try it be ­ fore purchasing. The large bottles are 50c and $1.00. We certainly would advise a trial. It may save you from consumption^ NICHOLS’ BARK AND IROI For Thirty Years this valuable combi­ nation has , ‘ been used a specific for AGUE and MALARIAL FEVERS, DYSPEPSIA, INDIGESTION, and all NERVOUS DIS ­ EASES, such as NEURALGIA, SLEEP ­ LESSNESS and PROSTRATION. Itss AN UNRIVALLED TONIC, restoring tone to the debilitated System. MI CHOIS ’ for overworked men and women, invalids and children is recommended toy Physi ­ cians; Where other Tonics have failed this has made a conspicuous success. ’ Nichols Bark and Iron can be obtained! at all Druggists. BILLINGS, CLAPP & CO., Proprietors, Boston, Mass. E P P S GRATEFUL-COMFORTING. Wholly unlike artificial systems. Any book learned in one'reatling, 1 , : Classes 1087, at Baltimore,' 1005 at Detroit. 1500 at Philadelphia, large classes of Columbia Law students, at Yale, Wellesley, Oherlin, Uni ­ versity, Chautauqua, &c.. &c. Endorsed by R ich X kd P roctor , the Scientist. H ods . W. B. A btor , J udah P. B enjamin , Judge G ibson , D r . B rown , E. H. C ook , Principal N. Y. State Normal College, &e.. Toe system is perfectly taught by correspondence. Prospectus post free from PROF. LOI3ETTE, 237 Fifth Xve.,New York. Gluten Flour arid Sp eclal Diabetic Food are irivalnabl Diabetc Bran, usccnc for Patent Food ______ sold tifere, write us ter free samples. , FARWEIfL Breakfast, Tea and Flours for D yspepsia. Cbildr•n ’ s'kood. .No starch. | For j all family ‘ Healtbllfionr.^ Send __Asr Groters for our; ,» anew, ipirival^d Cereal gertNjlf not & RHIhiES, Proprietors, Watertown; N;Y. empire wellauger C6„ I thaca ,N.Y. You will Save Money, Time, Pain, Trouble, AND WILD CURE CATAASH By ’ Using' ELY ’ S CHE W MLH HAY-EEVER A particle is applied into each nostril and is agreeable. Price 50 cents at Druggists: by mail .-registered, 60 cents. ELY. BROTHERS, 235,Grefenwieh St., New York. SAMPLE TREATMENT jfjygg W e mail-enough toconvinee; y H..S. L auderbach & Co., 773,Bi ’ oad St., New- ark, N. J. \ ■ • •\' ' ■) HaTBj , AstEmo, Indigestion I Use _ ____ __________ . ONiC without delay.- It: ---- - 1 many or t£p worst caKS aod Is the bestremedy ' for, all affections ;Of .the) throat and lungs,- ahd dlseasea s' blood and exhaustion^ 'The feeble INVALUABLE FOR DYSPEPSIA. An Effipient Tonic for Invalids. ; ^ . Instantaneous Beef Tea., .Aleo for flavoring Soups, Sauces and Made Dishes. • m pigg JS§ .. ■v 'jj - a • Prior to taking annual inven ­ tory,. March 1st, you can bny • ■ rBMts.&c,, if COST FOR CASH. At ’ Special Reduced Prices, The newest Thing in Head-wear now is the HARVARD GAP. GALL AND LOOK AT THEM. Main Street, Chatham, N. Y. H. C. MHill'S GRAM JEST READY. A CARLOAD OF Ash and Painted in the Latest Styles- > We propose to sell these Suits vl It will pay housekeepers to ihr speetthem. They should fee seen without delay, for they will not remhih on onr h^tids very long. ■-y:r , > V-'. e;;#-; ( H. C. HAMM

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