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VOL. IV. AME1UCAX FORK, UTAH, SATURDAY, DKCKMRKR, 20, THE LATEMR.RUilLLR I TW'J I AMOU; Mntiig WISCONSIN EDITOR WAS A DISTINGUISHED DIPLOMAT. of 1'olltlral Thougjt Vo; Tears. In niuvutli for oiiace nrnLEK. the distinguished editor of the Mil- HORACE RURLEE. letter he became editorial writer of the State Journal, and was afterward part owner of that paper. It was while at the head of the State Journal that he rose rapidly In politics. He was an able mid forceful writer and a gua Horace thorough et u dent of politics. llublee was distinctively a journalist. Able as he might hare been as a politician he was never what has been called a boss, better call him an his chief power in the world around him ran through the channel of the newspapers he directed. His instinct ss a mere youth urged him to the adoption of journalism as a profession, and he was right in his choice. Imperturbable In character, he had all the force that goes with Imperturbability. This force manifested Itself in a masterly style, charged with a causticity of ridicule and a veritable weight of Invective that struck deep and won many a battle for him. As an editor he was great, and as a director he was able. He was finely educated and never spared himself In study. er Not to Il rieaiMd. bank in Edinburgh In a well-knothe clerks are presided over by a rather Impetuous manager, whose violent fits of temper very often dominate his reason. For Instance, the other day he was wigging one of them about his bad Look here, Jones, he thunwork. dered, this wont do! These figures are a perfect disgrace to a clerk! I could get an office boy to make better figures than those, and I tell you I wont have It! Now. look at that 5. It looks just like a 3. What do you mean, sir, by making such beastly figures? "I er I beg pardon, sir, Explain! clerk, his suggested the trembling heart fluttering terribly; but er A 8? well, you see, sir, It is a 3. roared the manager. "Why, you Idiot, it looks just like a 5! And then the subject was dropped for an indefinite period. Queer OF CRAPS. tile Lite ef Lurk-lie- MORE THAN A Her friendship with George Eliot was ORIGINATED HUNDRED YEARS AGO. one that greatly enlisted Mrs. Stowe's sympathies and enriched her life, says Mrs. James T. Fields in the San FranFnneluntlona Peculiarly African Method cisco Chronicle. Her interest in of Uaoibltng That Is Not Without Its any woman who was Now Prohibited la ths Intrlravleu supjiorling herself, and especially in any one who found Crascrut City, aud Many Other Flam. a daily taskmaster in the pen, and above all, when, as in this case, the F there Is one woman was one possessed of great trhlch the 8me moral aspiration, In Its wml T Savannah negro Is action by finding itself In an anomaldevoted above all ous and (to the world in general) utUL2nYi others, It Is craps, terly Incomprehensible position, such a woman was like a magnet to Mrs. City or country. It flt, Is all alike, says Stowe. She inherited from her father Savannah the a faith in the divine power of sympathy News. which only waxed greater with years On Sundays ths and experience. Wherever she found negroes country a fellow-mortsuffering trouble or gather In little dishonor, in spite of hindrance her feet were turned that way. The genius groups In the shade of (he trees, out of sight of the big house, and play all of George Eliot and the contrasting elements of her life and character drew day long, or until the wages which Mre. Stowe to her side in sisterly solithey received on Saturday nlghit are citude. Her attitude, her sweetness, gone. In the cities they gather on the her sincerity could not fall to win the wharves, in the corners of warehouses, heart of George Eliot. They became or any favorable spot out of sight of the cop" and play for any amount loving friends. It wee the same inborn sense of fraternity which led her, they may possess, from coppers to dolwhen a child, on hearing of the death lars. The Savannah bootblacks and newsof Lord Dyron, to go out into the fields and fling herself weeping on the boys, like those of any other city, mounded hay, where she might pray gamble away their earnings, and many alone for his forgiveness and salvation. a game la carried on in the lanes, the It Is wonderful to record the Influence players often becoming so Interested of Byron upon that generation. It Is that they lose all thought of the poon record that when Tennyson, a boy liceman until that worthy appears In their midst and nabs a couple of the of 15, heard them say Byron la dead, he thought the whole world at an end. players. White hoys play the game, I thought, he said one day, "everytoo, but negroes of all ages and sizes thing was over and finished for every "shoot craps There is only one other one; that nothing else mattered. I game which equals craps in fascination remember that I went out alone and for them, and that Is policy, and as polcarved Byron Is dead into the icy Is more likely to be Interfered with by the police, craps has all the advan- Collection. A collection of 20,001) buttons. Including specimens of those worn on all the uniforms in the world, has been left by a rich Englishman named Hamilton, who died recently In Vienna. He had also brought together 352 fans which kad each belonged to beautiful women. ' al SWINDLING SHOPKEEPERS New and Ingenious Itevlcea Practiced by Krutlca-Mof the Capital. A fashionably dressed Parisian the other day entered a tobacconist's shop in the Rue St. Honore, in which several persons were being served. He selected s cigar, which he lighted, and stood for s few moments as If waiting for something. He then turned to the shop girl and asked for his change out of the piece he hud given. The g!ri denied :Lat ihe had received any, at which he appeared very Indignant and laid that if she looked in the till she would doubtless find, It. adding that It had a certain mark on it. The girl, to satisfy him. looked and found a piiv-marked us described, ami, apologizing for her mistake, was nlmut to give l:i in the change when twu gendarmes, who happened to havo observed his maneuvers from the outside, entered and took him Into custody. He was taken to the commla-sur- y of police, where he was recognized as a skillful practitioner of the description of thief called rendez-mo- i. His plan was to send someone into the shop, some little time before him to purchnsc a trifling article with a marked piece, and then tc enter himself and act aa described, by which process he mannged to get from 4(1 to 50 shillings per day. ul AUGUST VENUS OF MILO. Marled in an Oak franco-I'ruada- u ed SliUtilH-1- , waukee who died recently, was one of the foremost citizens of state and city. FVr a decade he was chairman of the state central republican committee, and the influence of his vigorous mind was felt In all the councils of the party for that length of time prior to his departure for Europe. In 1869 he was appointed minister to Switzerland, lie occupied that post In the diplomatic service until 1877, and on his return to Wisconsin he resumed his old place at the head of the committee and remained in it until he went to Boston in 1879 to become the editor of the Advertiser. In ISSd he returned to Milwaukee and started a paper in opposition to the Sentinel, but two years later the two were consolidated, and from that time on he was the commanding spirit of the newspaper. During the Hayes campaign his influence was felt keenly in political affairs, and it was owing to his efforts that the state went republican by 10,000 plurality. This meant a change of 23,000 votes within flour years. Mr. Rublce was born in Vermont In 1829, and came west to set-tl- e In Sheboygan when 11 years old. In 1849 he entered the small academy that is now the university of Wisconsin. 'He paid for his education with the earnings he made at the printers "case and began his career in journalism as a reporter for the Madison Ar- - Ida HISTORY Ikilli. Mrrvril im Auirrlntu MiuUlcrtu Kwiizer- -. Uuil from lHiltt to INTO A , i AUThC R9 HERMANN. President of the Municipal Improvement Society. August Hermann, the newly elected president of the American Society .'or Municipal Improvements, was born In years Cincinnati, Ohio, thirty-seve- n ago, and haa lived there ever since. For six years he has been a member of the city board of administration, haring charge of eleven municipal departments. He Is also s member of tb board of water commissioners, and has been s member of the board of educaman. Early tion. He Is a self-maIn life he became a printer, and worked for several years as s compositor on the Cincinnati Enquirer. He gained recognition and prominence as s citizen by the Interest he manifested In public affairs. He Is active In politics Nmv tage. There are fascinations u Us SOME STRANGE. QUEER AND CURIOUS PHASES OF LIFE. A llallail that of My IIoiiix Cugut, Wrap anil Tie tlaclilliea llumllra with a I'ortralt - Hunting ths lolar Hear. In spile of whai Las been written about It, tho Polar bear is not. In ordinary circunistauccs, a very ferocious animal. As a general rule, it is quits content to leave man alone so long as It Is not Interfered with. It will even at times seek safety in flight rather than in fight. lint should the hear be emboldened by hunger, or engragei beyond endur- -; snee, it will often turn on Its pursuers and attack them most desperately, Then the hunter frequently becomes the hunted, with occasionally far from satisfactory results to him. Europeans carrying firearms are, of course. In comparatively little danger, but with a young and iinpractieed Eskimo, th case is very different. If he succeeds In doubling on the bear and plunging bis lance into tho vital spot the left sldfr below the shoulder well and good. But sometimes the thrust does not go quits home and the hunter has to leave tbs spear In the bear's side and run foy bis life. Then, unless he Is well aided by his dogs, his poaltlun becomes perilous In the extreme. lle cannot expect to escape by superior speed on level ground, for the polar bear, In spits of Us appnrent unwleldlness, can run st least us fast as any ordinary man. His only hope, therefore, is to scramble down among the icebergs to places where his pursuer rannot follow. We can well imagine the perils of that climb. Sliding, stumbling, falling from one slippery ledge to another, grasping desperately at each projection to steady himself, with the knowledge that to lose his footing means certain death, and with the grim visage of his foe above him to hasten his movements. the young hunter has need of all his coolness and nerve. Should be be caught, his chances of escape from the bears teeth for the Polar bear, unlike the grizzly, does not bug, but bites Is slight Indeed. Foil la Intf Drawn by Thumbnail. So hear my song, oft sung before Thy heart, di&r love, is home to me. In darkest moments, when I stand With feet most weary, heart most ere, Thoughts often come In merry band. True, tender dreams, from memory's store, Of long days when your clear eyes wore The hue of skies and distant sea. God left me then no boon to im- ! plore Your heart, dear love, was home to me. Why heed the Ills from fate's stern hand, Those woes that she doth on us pour? Life's but so Inn; we, guests trepanned To pay an austere landlord's score. I pay It bravely, and ignore The road's mishaps; It leHils to thne, And there, V all true poet's lore. Thy heart, dear love. Is home to me about the game peculiarly African. It la not 132L (Envoy.) . without Us intricacies. The ordinary t So bide we, then, a short while more, come seven, come eleven plan of the MANY YEARS OF PREDICTION. Till death shall turn the key. gentle game is simple enough, but if there is a crowll around the players there may foaepb C. H. Swan, ths Mags of W'lUta Swing wide at last the welcoming door. And your dear heart he home to me. be a half-dozInterested In the game Water, a rreblo Old Maa. and a dozen side bets How they manJoseph C. H. Swan, the sage of Msrulttra that Count. Wrap end Tie. White Water (Kansas), to in s feeble age to keep run of the game Is a mysTwo of the most wonderful automata tery to the ordinary observer, but they .condition and his services to the farmdo so with unerring accuracy. Fights ing communities. of the west have not now working within the limits of the United Stales, remarks the Argosy, are made him a rick man. Weather foreover crap games are rare. The expressions common to ihe gome cast lug is fern a profitable business and those used by the governmont for are amusing. New dress for de baby,' the old man Is now traveling about the counting and tying postal cards Into email bundles. These machines are country selling bis hook for a living exclaims one. See my gal Sunday In rnnneelleur, and the two are mnile Old Probe was Swan born in night, exclaims another. "Dh little Wayne county, Ind., where the city of cnpable of couming the prodigious number 2," says cne, as that unlucky of SiiO.tiin) sum ranis In ten number shows up. I eight you, Bays Richmond now stands on July 3, 1821. number and He came to Kansas In 1875. Mr. Swan hours, wrapping and tying the another, meaning that he bets that that received same In parknee of twenty-liv- e each. or no little and education, th;r number will not. turn up again before In this 0eraiiii llie paper is pulled fact made a weather prophet of him. the lucky seven." And so It goes. He began to make dally records of the off a drum by two long lingers which The city council of New Orleans has weather and finally discovered that it come up from below, and another lin-- g just passed a law making the game of moved in cycles of twenty years. The r dips into h vui of mucilage and apcrai-- s illegal. It does not matter where of a severe frost lu his plies itself to the wrap;iing paper in repetition it Is played, whether In the streets, in twenty-seve- n exaetly the right spot. Other parts or years of daily observathe club or at home, craps is especially tion led him to go over his data, and the machine twine the paper aro'ind singled out as the most depraved of to his surprise he learned that he was the pack of ranis, a thumb presses gambling games, not to be tolerated over the murilage spot nnd the paek-ng- e repeating or duplicating his past recanyw'here. The game, according to a ords. Making this discovery in SepIs thrown uimn a delivery belt modern writer, Is of New Orleans oritember, 1863, the following January be ready for delivery. gin and over 100 yearB old Bearnard de wrote a brief forecast to cover the next Marigny who entertained Louis Philfour years. After comiug to Kansas he Ffaslurva Drawn hjr Tliumlinull. ippe when he came to Louisiana, and wrote an article or two for the press In collections, ciimirb'S old. to lie who stood seventy years Bgo as the and began to write for the Kansas farin both China and Japan, are sen head of the creole colony of the state, mer. Ills readers began to call for. the specimens of I lie most remarkable as its wealthiest and most prominent publication of his predictions and In drawings In the world, pictures of all 1880 he printed a volume of prognosticitizen he was entitled to call himnrflf The kinds drawn with the thumb-nai- l. Marquis in French was (he inventor cations covering forty-si- x years. lie nails of the thumb on the left hand or father of craps, and brought it Into claims that all his predictions have of the artists of these are allowed lo come true. Between his weather rechigh favor as the fashionable gambling to an enormous length, sometimes ords and bis experiments he is believed grow of the day. When he laid off his planto a foot or eighteen Inches, and are be to man best as the posted tation, just below the then city of by many down lo a point.. to farming now living, lie does his then pared New Orleans It to now the Third disthis oddly constructed pen in Dipping from cenforecasting history, covering o trict, but was then the Faubourg Marbeautiful vermillion or Ink, turies of the past In addition to the the igny and divided it into lots, he named kinds of ink used In these only proof of his records. He has looked up sacred thumb-na- il one of the principal streets Crops, drawings, the artist statistics and meteorological reports as and explained that he did so because outlines his work. gracefully as can be found In America. far back be had lost the money he received from the bold touches from the the lots on that street In this favorite He refused an appointment in the studio of a master In this department weather department some years ago, of high art are life size, and are game of his. here sketched preferring a few sweoiia of the artIt remained Craps street until a few and he to remain atHehishashome aa hon- - ist's arm.by Like other IndependenL pictures and years ago, when a protest wm raised sketches of the Orient, these sacred against such a disreputable name for thumb-na- il a very quiet and respectable street, espictures are mounted and rolled up like scrolls. pecially given to churches The Craps Street Methodist Church sounded particularly bad. After Bernard Marig-ny- s A Frrullar Legacy. death craps as s gambling game A lady pnlleni of a Manchester surdescended In the social scale and was geon repaid his professional attention finally mainly monopolized by by bequeathing him 25,01)0, tho liberal negroes and street gamins. Some five legacy bring clogged with the condition or six years ago, however, some Chithat he should have her body emcagoans w'ho happened to be on ths balmed In the most perfect manner levee in New Orleans were struck by possible; nnd that once a year he the game as offerfhg novelties to the should look upon her face In the presand took. It ence of two witnesses. The surgeon jaded taste of home with them. accepted the legacy and the condition, It crept Into favor at once In the embalmed his whimsical benefactress, and put her for safe keeping In an orwest, and craps now ranges from the English clock-cas- e. Mississippi to the Pacific, and no dinary glass-face- d gambling-hous- e is without a Upon his death, his representatives considered there was an end to one "craps room." But, while It has flourside of the bargain, and the lady Is ished elsewhere, st has been tabooed in O JOSEPH C. H. SWAN. THE SAGE. Its birthplace. And now, not content suspected to have figured long afterwith the ordlnvy laws against all ored record In the army and Is a man ward as a mummy in the Manchester noted for his scholarship as well as bis museum. gambling game, the council has declared craps especially prohibited, and moral life and character. not to be playej for money even in Fell la Love with a Iortralt. Worth of a Carlo. ones back bedroom with the blinds Is s curious und romantic hisThere A lady who was looking abodt in a pulled down In front of one of the eurllcat exhibits of tory bric-a-brwith a view to pur- Mr. G. F. shop Watts, K. A. The picture A Q..4 Knisaa, chasing something old noticed a quaint wss a portrait of Miss Virginia Pottle, Can any of you tell me why Lazarfigure, the head and shoulders of which dius was s beggar?" asked the female appeared shove the counter. What Is the lovely daughter of one of the Old East India Company, the of rectors teacher. Why was Lazarus a begthat Japanese Idol over there worth?" attention at Burattracted she Inquired. The salesman replied In and It House. great those who were Please, gar? she repeated sternly. Among lington s ma'am, replied siqall boy whose a sttbdued tone; "Worth shout 19,000. it rook with Its beauty wan Earl Somfather was a merchant, because ' he nulia: It's ths proprietor. an. st tkit time Viscount HsMimi. lie didn't advertise." Chicago Chronicle. en - pen-shap- ed aky-hlu- Ocra-sicnal- well-regulat- ed American Society of Municipal Improvements was organized. The society met st Cincinnati last year, when he was honored by being elected first vice president. He Is married and has one daughter. During War. is ripurNil to have exclaimed aloud I must know that in i lie gallery, woman!" By ihn merest accident tin two met on the following day and a few months later were married. One of their daughters is Lady Henry IN TI1K ODD LMiXKR. The de at It e,f M. lleuri Brest, whose name celebrated many years ago in connect ion with the atalue of Venus, now one of the great treasures In the Louvre museum. hi lugs to mind some Interesting souvenirs connected with that statue, says an exchange. It was indeed M. Henri Brest who discovered the wonderful statue which had been unearthed by a peasant in the Island of Milo and who bought it of him for a mere song in 1820. He soon sold it to M. de Murcellus, through whom U reached the Louvre. .The wonderful statue remained undisturbed In the gallery of the Louvre, of which it was the principal ornament, till the Franco-Prussia- n war. in 1870, when the means of preserving it against the possible pillage of the Germans caused great anxiety to the curators. Few Englishmen are probably aware that the Venus do Milo was on that occasion placed in an Immense sort of padded oak coffin nnd buried mysteriously in n great trench made to receive It In the court-ynr- d of the prefecture of police. This was done In the middle of the night, in the presence of very few witnesses, with the object of keeping the hiding place of the statue perfectly secret. It was thought by the officials of the Louvre that the statue was in perfect safety there; but their anxiety for the fate of the treasure was revived, after the signature of peace, by the outbreak of the commune and the setting fire to the prefecture of police and to the Palais de Justice opposite. Fortunately, however, when that insurrection had been put down the curators of the Louvre on once more unearthing the statue; found It had suffered no deterioration. The inscription on the pedestal of the Itatue in the Louvre does not even mention the name of M. Henri BresL It relates ylniply that It was bought by M. de Miircellus for the Marquis de Riviere, the French ambassador, who presented It to King Louis XV11L In dice-playe- rs and was twice president of the Toung Men's Blaine Club of Cincinnati He Induced a strong delegation of Cincinnati officials to attend the meeting In Buffalo two years ago. at which the t'ulllu NO. a. . ac ly Digging fur Jewelry. Big&mg fur Jewelry seems rather an odd occupation, but in Central Ameri- i j ca it bus been carried on for a long time with success and profit. Along the coast of Costa Rica are vast cemeteries in which the original Inhabitants of long ago were buried. With them were interred great quantities of that metal being gold ornaments, found abundantly in that region. Many of the graves have been opened, and from them gold bn been taken to the value of at least f2m,iMiO. The first dls- reveries of this treasure trove caused a rush for the field of exploration which promised to rival that of 1849 to California. Thousands of the graves still remain, unopened, and it is a common practice for visitors in search of curiosities to rob them. A (ins the gns companies in the United States have adopted the slot machine in regulating the supply of gas to kitchens for rooking. A twenty-five-cr- nl piece Is dropped Into the machine attached to the meter. When rents' worth of gas is used twtnty-flv- e no more can he obtained from the meter cents fto until another twenty-fiv- e dropped in. This insures prompt payment of bills, and prevents disputes ss to gns bills. Tlijs method was adopted in London. The result has been to arouse public protests from the chlm-ney- -s weeps; the small dealers In eoal and wood claim that their business Is being destroyed. There are 37,000 gas stoves connected with the slot machine meters used In London. Some of I Size and Speed of Wans. Many different answers have been given to the question How high are the greatest ocean waves? M. Dibos, a marine engineer and laureate of tho Institute of France, has lately mafie some personal observations on this subject. He describes waves encountered in the North Atlantic which bad a feet. height of at least forty-fiv- e Driven before a heavy wind waves may advance at the rate of from thirty-fiv- e to forty miles an hour, and such undulations of the ocean may travel more than 500 miles from the point where the wind created them,' without being accompanied by any disturbance In the atmosphere. Water Cycles. There seems to be s probability that' cycles muy become as popular on the rivers as they are on the roads. At Kingston-on-ThameEng., a machine of this kind has this season been attracting much attention both on account of the high rate of speed which it attains and the ease with which it can be propelled, crating no more strain in the muscles, it is said, than an ordinary birycle. It Is propelled by throe men, who manipulate It with the greatest esse; It makes no appreciable wash," and seems to be perfectly safe In uba s. Throe new novels are Issued dolly on sn average ,by London publishers.