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South Haven Sentinel (Newspaper) - April 22, 1876, South Haven, MichiganCurrent paragraphs. Henry c. Bowen has withdrawn from the congregational Union. Tam California democratic state convention is to be held on the 24th of May. Epitome of the week. Condensed tele8jmpnic news. The old Greeley mansion a Chappaqua n. was destroyed by fire a few evenings ago. The Bill providing for the Tarae of Silver Coin in place of fractional currency a been signed by the president. President Grant has vetoed the Bill reducing the salary of the president to $25,000 after the 4th of March 18�?o. The emperor of Brasil Ami his suite left new York on the evening of the 17th, for san Francisco. The Empress re a meted at new York. The ship Victory from Shields eng., for san Francisco sunk with All inboard off the British coast a Lew Days ago. Twenty five persons perished. It is stated that the Irish Rifle team has concluded to shoot with the american team in a gust next. About the first of that Mouth they will sail for this country. A new Yore Telegram of a recent Date announces that Tyty pooling arrangement a Between the trunk line Shad fallen through and that a new Railroad War was Immi neat. The Viiginia delegation to the Republican National convention Are said to be unanimously in favor of Blaine for president. Those from South Carolina Are uninstructed but Bristow is reported to be their first and Blaine their second Choice. The grand jury of the District of Columbia have found an indictment against Gen. Babcock for alleged complicity in the Safe burglary conspiracy. Richard Harrington Hiram c. War Italy Chat xxx Nettleship t. P. Somerville Geo. E. Miles and Walter Brown were Aleo indicted As co conspirators. Schore far daughter of a i German widow of w Arrick c Mountj Indiana in attempting to fill a Coal Oil lamp the other night upset the can a i the stove. An explosion followed and the girl and her Mother wer badly burned. The girl died the next my Raing and the Mother would probably not recover. The House was partially burned. Gen. Join Mcdonalds sex United states collector of internal Revenue convicted at St. Louis of conspiracy to defraud the Revenue has been sentenced to three years in the Penitentiary and to pay a find of $5,000 and w. O. Avery late chief clerk in the Revenue Bureau at Washington was sentenced to two years in the Penitentiary and fined $1,000. It was recently reported Fri Waali a Nartea that the Treen in depot wet had purchased two months Supply of Silver Bullion at the Low rates which prevailed a few weeks ago the average Price paid having been about three cents per ounce less than the present Market rate. This Stock together with the Bullion fund will it is believed be sufficient for the coinage until the annual statements of the mints Winch will be made in june. _ the Athens Greece High court of Justice has sentenced m. Balass Poulous a former minister of ecclesiastical affy in it to one years imprisonment deprivation of political rights for three years and to give the $10,000 he received As a bribe Tor the Bestowal of appointments to the poor. M. Nikolopoulou former minister of Justice has been sentenced to ten month imprisonment the archbishop of Civ pm amp Lonia was fined $10,000 the archbishop of Patros $4,400, and the archbishop of Masene $4,000, being double the amounts they received As bribes. All were impeached for briber 7 and corruption. By the provisions of the will of the late a. To Stewart All his property and estate is bequeathed to his w Ife and her heirs forever and judge Hebry Hilton who is made administrator receives $1,000,000. His executors Are directed to distribute gifts in sums of $5,000 to $20,000 to certain employees who served him Long and faithfully and in smaller sums to the servants of his household. Bequests Are also made to old friends and to the relatives of his wife. He leaves a letter to his wife asking her to Complete his various plans for the welfare of his fellow beings and also requests her to give a sum of Money to each employee who has been in his service a number of years. A rk4e Isle a Cut. The Providence press describes an exciting adventure thus a a Clam of the Large hard a hell apr Ete taken at the Beach with a grip like a vice had been left lying Loose and had by at Outh wide fur a Breeh of air and gone to sleep who to open when a Grimm Kite chanced to pass that Way Ami inhaling descent of the delicious morsel forthwith commenced s search which revealed the whereabouts of the Bivalve. Pu7 we bound to possess the Clam. Cautiously wet earnestly she went to work. First she walked round and round it eyeing it on every Side. Then site poked it with her Paw turning it round and round. The Clam by this time had got its Eye open. It curiosity was aroused to what the cat would do. Next Pussy tend to insert its nose Between the shells. The Clam knew she do it and he Lay there and laughed i his sleeve. Next Pussy inserted one of her paws Between the a Ells and rapidly withdrew it wage ing its effect on tote objective Point. Not a muscle however did his clams hip move not so much is in Eye Winker emboldened by this puss put hex Paw full upon the coveted carcass of the Bivalve. The latter Wink cd with one Eye a push As to say a now 0i4 lady in be got yen and bringing those two jews it was reported from Washington on the 13th, that l. K. Ii Pincott late chief clerk in the general land office had been indicted for fraudulent transactions in connection with Chippewa lands and Nad fled before he could be arrested. He was thought to have gone to some foreign country. The funeral of the late a. T. Stewart took place in new York on the 13th, at his Home and at St. Marks Church Bishop Potter officiating. A recent fort Laramie by Telegram states the a Man named Row see had just arrived there Ted reported that he and Hie party of five men were attacked by indians just North of the Cheyenne River on the 7th, when returning from Custer City. One of the party Norman storms of Iowa was shot through the body and killed. Row see was shot through the shoulder but not seriously. The indians were very numerous in that Section. A great Deal of Stock Lead been run off. On the 13th and 14th a heavy snowstorm prevailed throughout France. In Bordeaux and Marseilles the Snow was unusually deep and it was thought the grape vines in the Bordeaux District bad been permanently injured. No such win a Wetther had been known in pans at this season for fifty years. The statue of Abraham Lincoln erected by the coloured people of the country was unveiled at Washington on the 14th, the eleventh anniversary of his assassination. President Grant unveiled the statue in the presence of a targe concourse of people including Cabinet officers justices of the supreme court senators representatives Etc the coloured people were out in full Force a poem was read composed by miss Caroline Ray a closed of new York. Frederick Douglass was the orator of he Day. A report was received at Alexandria Egypt on the 16th, from the army in Abyssinia to the effect that it was a surrounded by the natives and in hmm spent danger of being Cut to pieces. Abyssinia had demanded indemnity for All her expenses in the. War As a condition precedent to the withdrawal of her forces. The Steamer Sevelius having on Board the emperor and Empress of Brazil arrived at new York. On the 15th. Secretary fish and other distinguished gentlemen met the emperors Steamer on its arrival and received the Royal party who were tendered the Hospital ties of the City Secretary fish made a Brief address of up iconic one of the directors of the Central Bank of Antwerp Belgium a. Jug Nohle committed suicide a few Days ago. The town Board of South Chicago held a meeting on the 15th, at which action was taken in the cases of the Par Tiwi Bra elect of the recent town election and it was anally decided by a vote of six to three that such election was void lit cause of fraud and new officers were appointed to till the vacancies declared to exist in the offices of assessor town clerk and collector. Ryan declared elected As supervisor had previously tendered his resignation which was accepted and a successor was appointed. Thor ousted officials say that they Willox test the action of the Board. There was a Large demonstration in Byde Park London on the 17th, to demand the liberation of the Tichborne claimant. The meeting numbered about 12,000 souls. In a fight which occurred in the streets of Limerick Ireland on the 17th, Between the nationalists and Home rulers Over 100 persons were wounded forty seriously and six fatally. The disturbance was quelled by the police with great difficulty. A Rome Italy dispatch of the i7tli says negotiations Between Spain and the Vatican had been suspended. Spain had a announced that it would adhere to the concordat of 1851, except the clause decreeing religious Unity and the Vatican demanded adherence to the concordat in its entirety. A National labor convention composed of delegates from different labor organisations throughout the United states met at plot Burgh on the 17fh, and effected a permanent organization. News was received at \ Ienna on the 18th of bloody engagements near tre by use Between the turks and the insurgents both parties claiming to be successful. The City election in Chicago was held on the 18ul Thomas Hoyney non partisan candidate for mayor received 35,163 votes out of a total of a Little Over 50,000. Clinton Briggs dem was elected City treasurer majority Over 5,000 r. 8. Tuthill rep was chosen City attorney by nearly 6,000 majority for City clerk Bute rep has a majority of Over 5,000, and Best rep 1 elected clerk of police court by Over 6jd00 majority. A majority of the aldermen chosen Are Republican. The by levee on the Mississippi River broke Thiee Miles above Quincy 111., on the 17th, because of the High water and a Large portion of the Bottom lands on the Illinois Side opposite Hannibal mo., was flooded. Houses and barns were rioted away. The entire population of the Bottom fled to the Bluffs in Many Ceca leaving everything behind them. Over two mites of toe track of the Quincy Alton amp 8t Louis Railroad were inundated and the roadbed my carried away in several places. The damage to property is in mensa. On the same Day the Tow boat dictator was wrecked while attempting to pass through the draw of the Bridge across the Mississippi pm Nibal mo., and soak instantly. Ten u ves were lost sad great damage was done to the Bridge. Dietary committee to inquire into the in Drom Collir the flu Arel Nat tee credit me by Ferand other. The deficiency appropriation Hill was passed. Thursday april were passed la the Senate providing for the imprisonment end trea Effrof United state prisoner providing for the Tepe Rete entry of packages contained Importe lion. The House deflate nov apr Prieu n Bill wee referred. 1 he Senate Bill �1 10 Amend tee lews relating to the recommitted. Adjourned to the were passed in the hooey Yentho Dirleg Al. An even numbered Section Jan Twenty mile limit of tee Northern pact a a a roed to Mike proof end Perment for it the minimum Rete of $1 an restoration to Market of the Unruh Indian re creation in Utah respecting the reservation for town Itee on the Public Domain Senate Bill to confirm pre empt Fot and Home to it Tea a entire of Public land within the limit of Railroad Grant in Case where such a Strle hate been made under the regulation of the a Jed Merit. The Bill to Transfer the India Bureau to the War department mad itt of nation Bill were considered in committee of the whole. Adjourned to the Isth. Saturday april 15.�?Senate not in session. In the Honee the see arte Bill to provide for the adm of nutrition of agent trials wee passed. Considerable debate ensued on Resolution reported from tee Wudl Ciary com trittes the Resolution direct in the sergeant at Arm to make careful return to the writ setting out the cause of the detention of the j�7.� to till keep him in cd Todd. End not produce i before we or court without of the House. No vote Era had on the Resolution. Monday april 17.-thc House deficiency appropriation Bill was reported in the Senate with amendment. Various and memorial were presented. At hair past twelve of cock the Senate resolved itself into a High court of impeachment and the house1 was notified of such action. Sex Secretary Belknap soon after entered accompanied by Al Conn a a after the impeachment managers and member of the House had apr it eared and the formal open ing of the court or. Carpenter Tor the Defene read and lad filed a idea denying the jurisdiction of the Senate to try or. Belknap As he was not an officer of the government at the time the Cruces of impeachment were found and r�1?� the Senate and that he then was and has since been a private citizen. The court then adjourned to the 19th, Toffic the manager time to prepare in the House Alent thy an answer to the plea a a or a a debate a had on the Kilbourne Case and a Resolution was finally adopted Ltd to .5�?uirect-ing the sergeant at arms to make return to the writ of Haber Corpus and to produce nil Bourne before the court a Resolution was adopted that. In the further proceedings in the Case the House should appear in the Senate Only by its manager. Tuesday april 18.�?Bills were passed in the Senate authorizing the Sale of the congressional record and other Public do Cilente to members of cont arts accost cent additional the How a deficiency appropriation Hill with amendment. In the Lions a unanimous report was made in the Alaba Macon tested election Case of Bromberg , declaring the fit tog Mem by Fth Wal in t de to the seat and the report was agreed to in the Florida election Cue a majority report was made that Walls the sitting member that Finlay the contestant was entitled to the seat. A a its his or. D. Comes Home from his Days work Wear and hungry and therefore he thinks it is therefore Cross. He makes himself specially unpleasant to the Little family which he ought to brighten and bless by words of cheer and love. But a this a avs arc not ways of pleasantness. And so it comes to pass that his paths Are not the paths of peace. For As Iron Sharp Eneth Iron so one Cross Man in the House crosses All the rest and he gets As Good As he gives. Like begets Tittl the savor of his presence while the mood is on him spreads a pall in the spirits of the household coldness petulance and general discomfort reign. Over the evening meal he thaws and melt and the better notate Tours toe potato ire a a a Sec toe returning tide and begin to play in it the Man is himself again and the Bouse is glad. It is a this Way to be out of sorts when he comes Home. And it is a bad Way a mean Way a wicked Way and he ought to repent of it and be re formed. I never Beard or. E. A Man whose company i am often in speak veil of anybody but i Mart. His Rule is r if you can to say something ill of a Man say nothing. That a his w a. He goes on the principle that if a cause is Good or a Man is Good or a woman is All right there is no need of talking about it him or her but if there is a screw Loose or room for improvement or danger of going wrong it is Best to say so and so make it belter. And on this ground he finds fault with everything. Lie is a Pessimist. The worst Side of everybody is before his eyes. The spots on tue Sun fix his attention. Dio Sermon Ever satisfied Are mind or escaped Hiscuit rcom. The newspaper he enjoys in exact proportion to the number of mistakes he finds in it. Society is out of joint in his judgment. Nobody knows How to do anything As it ought to be done. If they would Only let him run things for a while he would show them How to do it. He is disgusted generally and takes pains to say so. This is his Way. And it is just about the most disagreeable Way a Man can have. He forgets that other people Are annoyed by his incessant grumbling that most people love to try cheerful views of things to look on the Bright Side to Hope for the Best to find Good even in the midst of evil and to try to improve what can be mended and not to fret about what can to be helped. Or. E. Often comes into my office and wants me to a a come Down on a this Man and that society and cause Ana he thinks Lan. Timid and time serving because 1 will not let him swing his whip Over the backs of All the saints and Reform them As he thinks into necessary righteousness. He is the most Ansac stifled Friend i have and yet he thinks All the Reat wrong and himself about right. I have no fear of offending him by saying this for his self righteousness renders him All unconscious of his sinful infirmity and tire first time i Nee Hill he will thank me for giving it to those everlasting a air amp Btu Quot i n. T. Observer. A i Chigas state hews. Do. H. B. Bake of Lansing k toe writer of a article a toe Herald of Smith to which a very Date Reetta analysis k made from the statistics of the death Rete of Michigan. A 1666 it was 114 a 1080 it was to sad in 1870 it was 04 per cent a a these a says the doctor a a seem to be very in signify sent figures having Only minute differed yes but if they Are True and not due to differences in age of inhabitants they imply an amount of Huiqun suffering Aad a amount of loss or prevention of Loes of Money which u worthy of serious consideration by the if the death rate had been thl same in 1870 that it a in 1850, the deaths would have numbered 18,496, instead of 11,-181, As returned. The saving of human Uvea waa thus 2,817 in a single year. Estimating the number of cases of Aero is sickness to every death at Twenty the saving la sickness was 48,840 Case. At the very Tew estimate of 840 for medical attendance medicines nursing loss of time etc., in each rims of sickness and of 620 for funeral expenses it each cafe of Danto to no Kwh amounted to 81,90s,000 for expenses in sick new and $48,340 for funeral expenses making a total of $1,899,040 saved in one year because of a death rate reduced from 114 to a a per cent these figures show the immense pecuniary value of Public health. Prof. Baird commissioner of fisheries in s recent communication to the National House of representatives says he has distributed fish in Michigan As follows Shad a Detroit River 100,000 grand River 80,000 Salmon lords Lake 500 Orchard Lake 500 Walls Lake 500 Whitmore a Lake 500 gun Lake 500 Barrier Lake 500 Diamond Lake 1,000 Barren Lake 500 Lake near Marshall 500 headwaters St Joe River 500 North Branch St Joe River 2,000 tributaries St. Joe River 1,500 Kalamazoo River 500 grand River 500 Muskegon River 1,500 Manistee River 1,500 usable River 17,000 Pine River 40,000 Salmon Creek 40,000 Higgins Lake 32,000 Dowagiac River 5,000 California Salmon Gull Lake 3,000 Kalamazoo River 25,000 Butternut St Reck 6,000 Sandstone Creek 24,000 crouches Creek 6,000 grand River 12,000 Sand Creek 9,000. The storms of the 11th, 12th and 13th have caused freshest in Many of the Rivers in the lumber districts and thers has been considerable loss of property. The Iet having disappeared from the Mouth of the Saginaw River the several fisheries in that Vicinity have been manned and Are in full operation. The catch is mostly Pickerel and is not very heavy is yet but la steadily on the increase. There arc four or five fisheries each having three gangs ten men to a gang employing nearly 150 men. Mrs. H. D. Stickles recently arrested to Bedford on the charge of having poisoned her husband in january in Winneshiek county lows has been discharged there being no evidence against her. Samuel t. Vine a resident of Edna Ros coition county White passing near the head of a horse recently received a severe bite in the Back. His coat and suspenders were literally torn from i body a Long rent made in his two shirts and a flesh wound of considerable size inflicted upon his Back or. Vine describes the action on the part of the horse As being the work of a second and the next moment the vicious creature gazed at him a innocently As a Day old Colt. Birds of Spring. Beads what wond Soos sons you sing ii Day Long in the old Eha tree la Earth with Melody Birds of up Flag j Bant of song that a Mes sly As gift you Rise of the Wing. Tyke old Bard who thrilled the North with their Lay in times of Yore orned from Bird their Mystic lore. By the froth i Mountain streams they heard it marvels by each Bird babbled Forth. _ the Southland Monarch sate Anctil throned with dire fear next i the soothsayer perplexed. Portent great it they from the Birds that flew Hoad from them they Drew words of Fate. That rapture beat and blend Meeth those Wing of Gold 1 he the Ever of old comprehend pm pop Good. The Christ Upo the Rood stretch Eden pain. Delta that roles above the wild wastes of sea and flame. To Mea s Eye revealed became a a Dove. Teaching in that gentle gibe grandest strength but signifies tenderest love. Hark a i hear a mystery-11 at through All life a a meaning fhri1 love the breath that swell and trills from your Throat. By the poet son is Best. The divine Sweet Riddle guessed of those note. N poet Bird of a Pring in sooth. All the seasons Are your Spring All your Ong Are presaging of the truth of the Beauty that shall Bloom when thl world shall reads ump its lost youth. A Constantina e. Brooks in Home journal. The late a. Y. Act wary. S2t�ort���mt��321 have Dooe Fer nor to a circus pen Buster. 8ka aet Nuy Yte to Ytoll a tote Fata eel we in Bat Thel in Betica of tool to Tea id tool of a eco we Kim oud i pea. Ink of ainu nay be Nami is Book. Or a a a a Ltd a of Lotty of exalted Teu eme of we Pat. Farrr of with a Svikss. Wid Sudit Bill Wmk la a in Tafs rid is that too to prevent la ales had glee elasticity a Legal Eer Reney with my Ufi Eitts it or to to Eitt inns of Toi the Taevee i Sizer Pete Bim were Elev Fri to wee a tote the me Essetta a is time tents Ettelt the toting Man bar is entitled to it seat. A Rasoi etim Quot was so opted a Strettle the in Cre Matiea a Faure la Eaf Tea. Have not heard much lately of the Ings of the cremation Sta. By the a a a the late lady Amberley was an ardent advocate of cremation and neither she Norg piss a Lher husband waa committed to the Earth go with a a Christian but the Lon a mls Don cremation society which was Stab g Ohhi lashed two years ago has just issued its >3fev fit report. The report recapitulates the be Forte made by the Council to promote the object of the society. Theae efforts 3b�9�flhave not been very successful. They Firsti a Tei fought to ascertain whether cremation Legal and the counsel whom they consulted decided that a the performance by goof the process of cremation was Perte cuyp Klov illegal. Provided that it involved to Cotile i .��?~1 q hence which could be con attuned by any done As a it then became Nec-1 Pessary to devise a machine by which a could be burned without causing a nuisance and Patent re Railroad we negative Gas Fra aces waa a decked a i a a a a ass Cru Al and it could not be Raland. Finally the Olney Hatch cemetery pop Spany came to the rearae and offered to Anil Ai Nart of their ground at a Low figure it a toe purpose. The offer waa accepted and the machine was about to be Pul up when some one Ami Embred to atthe Gro Madhad been consecrated and Teal might get into trouble if them. Ilia to be used Tor Nacona crated a. A i Wrout to to get biihopo1 a six Rusc Dao teb of a of Date pot a of we Bodiee of the do. Lie Eadry a a Eser Ead the society Dow Jojo Jjo a i Colre a self and return nil Lions that have been sent to Cor. N r graphic. §#3 in 1865, has been added to toe state Library which completes the series of Quot All the governors of Michigan. Isaiah rovers dealer a furnishing goods at grand rapids has failed lately. The Michigan masonic Mutual Benefit society has elected l. H. Baily of South Haven president j. B. H. Bradshaw of Detroit treasurer and l. C. Prosser of Detroit Secretary. Over fifty Lodge arc now in the association which is prosperous. George Atkins a resident of Clare was recently killed at Loomis 8tation, on the Flint amp Pere Marquette Railroad while attempting to Board a train. Michigan has sent 1,100 varieties of Wood and 2,000 varieties of shrubs to the Centennial. Tawas River Boom broke on the 15th and All the logs gathered there were swept out into the Lake. C. H. Whittimore of Bay City alone lost 900,000 feet valued at $8,000. The suggestion of gov. Bagley to Plant Centennial Trees throughout the 8tate, on the 15th, was very generally complied with. During the month of March seven boys were received at the Reform school and twelve discharged and the total Noti Flor in the school april 4 was ri224. Only one boy has required Hospital treatment in the Hospital since sept. 29, and Only one attempt to escape has been Mads in the past nine months. The members of a Well known firm of grocers in grand rapids have arrested for Selling gasoline contrary to the Law of the slate. The Northwestern Branch of tha woman a foreign missionary society in session in Detroit had its annual election on the afternoon of the 15th, making the Choice of mrs. J. L. Beveridge of Illinois As president mrs. J. F. Welling corresponding Secretary mrs. Rev. J. N. Danforth recording Secretary and mrs. E. H. Miller treasurer. These officers Are All of Illinois. The state secretaries elected for Illinois Are mrs. I. R. Hitt and mrs. A. E. Lanford for Michigan mrs. M. Lathrop and mrs. F. D. York for Indiana miss Kate Sample and mrs. Or. Wood and for Wisconsin mrs. Or. Steel and mrs. J. Hauser. The latest reports from Detroit give the following a the current prices for leading a Tapies i Barley no. 2, per Cental $l7s# 1.80 butter per la 28�28c cheese per la 12jt�13c Corn per by dressed hogs per Cental $8.00 80.25 flour White Winter 66.00ty6.60 Amber $5.50@5.75 Rye $4.50@5.75cattle, per Cental $3.75@5.00 hogs,�7.3q@7.8p sheep 65.25 36.20 Oates mixed per a amp 80�26>4c White 404mo 4c pork per Bra $22.6234 0 22-87 4 Rye by >c72c wheat no. 2 White per by 61.2i#1.2i amt a 61.20 my her the did she tyl.27. A the nude ring fall. .7 iter i Vetae a recent Chattanooga Tenn special Gays at 3 80 p. M. To Day a Large por Ilion of toe Rock at Braggs Bluff Lookout a Mountain which has been moving from the Parent ledge for two weeks weighing about 2,000 tons was forced Down falling fully forty feel sad striking toe Mountain i Road at the Edge of toe Bluff. Here it was dashed into pieces and hundreds of these Many Tea feet or More in to Hicks a a were hurled Down toe aide of the Mountain where the incline k some fifty decrees. The crash was terrific Aad As the merge Meares went rolling Down the Mountain aide the Tope of bereft Trees were twisted together their trunks were snapped like Law a Ayala amps raised and the Earth Yew align a a great distance around. The a violently Felt Brno a a Quarter of a a Distant. The Etysel owned a a Fly Fig Limity of a Thunder storm and to of an earthquake. Tje Arfel Laden with Mist As u did def Obj Francos who of purred Tom film years ago. The rest of the ledge Latex ceded to tall Ere tet if Young Man cannot lire a h s i own salary toe Uvyn a a Bye on the salary of atone one Dae. H it was soon after the terrible epidemic of yellow fever that he established himself As a dry goods merchant in the Frame building at Broadway and Chambers Street. His Cah capital was Between $1,800 and $1,500. His store was Small i it eing Only Twenty two feet wide by thirty deep and was next door to the establishment of the then famous Bonfonti who kept the most frequented variety store of the Day. It was at this time that he married miss Cornelia Clinch who survives him. The Young couple lived in one Small room Over the store and the wife took care of the Domestic arrangements while the husband attended to his bus Ness below. Without mercantile experience and possessing no advantage but his own unaided determination to succeed or. Stewart started boldly on what proved the Road to Fortune. No Young merchant Ever worked harder than he. From fourteen to eighteen hours every Day he gave to his business he was his own boo keeper Salesman and Porter. He kept a Small Stock of goods which lie purchased for Cash chiefly. Or. Stewart was a regular attendant at auction sales and his purchases were invariably Sample lots. He had these goods taken to his store and after the business of the Day was Over he and his wife carefully assorted the Sample lots and brought order out of confusion. Every article was carefully examined gloves were redressed to anrrri1 out laces preened free from toe creases that careless bidders had twisted them into and Hose were made to j ook As fresh As though they had never been handled. Every article was thus restored to its original excellence. The goods were then arranged in their proper places on the shelves of the store and being offered at a lower Price than that charged by other retail dealers in the City they Nad a ready Sale. Even at the Low Price the profit was great As the gtd Els had been purchased for a Mere trifle. For six years sir. Stewart continued his business in this Way acquiring every Day a Arger and More profitable Trade. It is said that when upon his business be knew so Little of its details that he waa sometimes sorely embarrassed by trifles. Once it is said he accosted the late William Beecher from whom he bought Many goods As follows a emr. Beecher a lady came into store to Day mid asked me to show some Hose. I did not know what goods were and i told her that i not keep the article. What did want a. Or. Beecher laughingly showed him a pair of stockings and toe Young merchant was Eon ruled with merriment. While yet in his first struggles in. His Little store or. Stewart found himself called upon to make arrangements to pay a note that would soon become due. He had neither the Money nor the friends from whom he wished to borrow it he marked Down every article in his store far below the wholesale Price. This done he had a Large Quantity of handbills printed in bouncing the Sale of his entire Stock of Good to be effected within a Given Timu. He scattered Ttoe Bills throughout the City and it was not Long before purchasers began to Filpek to his store. They found the Best goods in the Market at a lower Price than they had Ever before been offered for in new York and every one sent his friends to Avail themselves of the Opportunity. The Little Broadway store was filled All Day and Long before toe expiration of the period fixed upon for the duration of the sales or. Stewart shelves were empty aim i Treasury was fell. He Enid i note and Laid in a fresh Stock of goods. He waa fortunate in his Pur Chreese at this time. The Market was extremely Dull and Money was scarce. The is amp a stayed a these first year Tonia commercial life yielded their sure Reward and in 1828 his Little store was no longer Large enough for the Large and fashionable Trade that had come to him. A a three new stores had just been Erec de in Broadway Between Chambers and Warren streets and he leased toe smallest of them and moved into it. It was a modest Structure three stories in height and thirty feet deep but in it he was Able to keep a larger and More attractive Stock of goods and his business waa greatly benefited by the change. After tour Yean in this store he moved in 1832,Pia two Story store in Broadway bet ten Murray and Warren streets. Boon after Oceo Piir i a �"s�l52�� growth d his business to add Twenty Leet to the depth of the store and to add another Story. A year or two later a fourth Story was added and in 1837 a fifth Story. His made waa now with the wealthy and Frd Donabie class of tip City and he had surmounted All his Early and Laid the foundation of a magnificent Fortune. A it the great crisis of 1887 food other men were becoming 5 was of Sihter Money. I always watched the Laertis ,ae2hs6 he Aal Fht profit by any Sadden chm in it he marked Down aft he go a apr As possible and began log Hafl Stcoeur everybody complained of had time to a were fled to Avail themselves of a Utke warts i v . a Quot com Fatm Toimi or a of w woe Low the tens Ati three he rapidly a ski ree Llxie a a Ere rage . A us aft Shepar chased $50,000 Worth of Silks in this Way and sold the whole lot within a few Days making $20,000 on the transaction. He made a Fortune in that crisis. Or. Stewart was strictly just but not a generous Man in his dealings. He always kept his own Ward scrupulously and required others to do the same. If he promised to pay a Dollar he paid a Dollar and if a Man promised him a Dollar nothing less than the Dollar would satisfy him. Hence he got the reputation of being hard and exacting Ana consequently was rather unpopular. He was also a strictly truthful Man. He never told lies nor asked anybody in his employ to Tell them. The foundation of his business Success was the reputation which his establishment gained at an Early Day for describing goods exactly As they were offering them at the lowest Price intended to be taken and then making no deviations. When he first opened his store it waa the custom of Sellers and buyers to Chaffer Over their transactions. The dealer asked More than he intended to take and a Long debate followed. The result was that timid i a a us talk thl Reiher Tooh look at goods ask prices and then have nothing More to do than to make up their minds whether to Tike them or leave them. Or. Stewart also had the reputation of paving the lowest Market rate of salaries to Liis clerks. This was partly owing to his shrewdness and partly owing to the fact that he was constantly overwhelmed with applications Cor situations. Having Only to pick from a great number who offered themselves and who were anxious for employment on any terms he found it easy to secure clerks at salaries far below those that Many other employers were compelled to pay. But whatever he promised to pay was paid a uncut any and fully. And in the course of his Long career it has never beep alleged against him that he Ever defrauded Man woman or child of a cent. At the same time he required of ail the fullest a Ordonnance of the duties that they undertook and a very slight failure was in his eyes sufficient cause for dismissal. As an i stration of his business tact it is mentioned that on opening his creat retail store he instructed Bis clerks to pay particular attention to the poor women who entered at the fourth Avenue doors his object being to break up the bowery Trade. And he did ineffectually. Or. Stewarts great peculiarity As a business Man was his familiarity with the minutest details of his own Ait airs. He carried everything in his own head Down to the Petty articles in the Yankee notions department. He knew How much Stock he had of every kind of goods just what each Cost and where it Lay in his warehouse. He rarely consulted any one in regard to his transactions. He would obtain such facts As he needed from his bookkeepers and think out his plan of operations by himself. Having once made up his mind he was decided and vigorous in execution. If he foresaw a loss he hastened to sell As soon As possible and often while people were hesitating he had his Money in hand and when a i Uther fall came he replaced his goods at much less than he sold them for. It was much the same when buying for a Rise. He did not wait for the highest Price to be reached before purchasing but took the tide at its turn. Or. Stewarts property is variously estimated at $20,000,000 to $40,000,000. The opinion of the Best judges is that it was not far from $25,000,000. Or. Stewart usually breakfasted at eight of clock his meal ordinarily consisting of Plain bread a bit of fish an egg and some Oatmeal porridge. Then he was driven Down to Iris retail establishment where he spent two or Tiree hours walking through every part of it asking the salesmen the prices of goods in order to ascertain whether they were up in their duties and observing how7 affairs were carried on. Then he went Down in Bis Carriage to his wholesale store. There he read his letters and transacted business until six of clock. For Many years he was accustomed to Dine at Delmonico son the opposite Side of Broadway but latterly he dined at Home. Getting an interview with him was very much like get tin let Access to the prime minister of in gland. He was to be seen Only at the Down teen store and on the visitor s in Taring the floor Walker near the door would first inquire that visitors business. 11 he said that he wanted to see or. Stewart he was asked what he wanted of him and if it was anything that a subordinate could attend to he was turned Over to him. If he still insisted upon seeing the great Man himself he was allowed to go As tar As the foot of the stairs where another Garbera was in waiting and unless he could be satisfied that it was Korju while disturbing of. Stewart the visitor was turned Back often a message came Down Whitti would enable the business to be settled by a simple yes or no. If not the visitor was allowed to go up the stairs and wait again within Ign to of the glazed enclosure where or. Stewart sat Anu in due time was summoned into his presence. Though courteous in manner or. Stewart wasted no words and anything like a bore was summarily dismissed. And in no other Way could he have got through with the immense number of Calls that were daily made upon him. Or. Stewart was in the True Send a philanthropist. At the time of the great famine in Ireland he sent to his suffering countrymen a ship Load of provisions in this he took a course unique and perfect in itself and illustrating one of the pow Erfel characteristics of the Man. First he sought for a ship to charter. A British Veasel waa offered and refused. He wanted a ship of his own country an american ship Tiuch a ship was found new in Fine order with an american Captain and an american Crew Ana was at once chartered. He then ascertained the amount of the Fortune he brought from Ireland and added the interest thereto and there was a very considerable sum which in Hia View he owed to Ireland and he resolved to pay he debt. The vessel was Laden entirely with both necessary and costly provisions and with the american Flag floating at the foremast she entered the Harbor of Belfast it was one of americans contributions to Ireland and was so intended by the giver. The arrival of that vessel and the distribution of the valuable cargo among the suffering poor produced a profound impression. But the Enterprise was not yet Complete. The agent in Bel fast waa directed to advertise for Young men Aad women who desired to go to America and a free passage was Given to As Manv As the vessel could carry the Only requirement being that fee soul be of Good Manl character and a ble to read and write. Act Cular was issued by or. Ste wait himself and sent the his numerous Orienda mating fee fact that be expected a Large number of Young Ersk Pic Lofft every one of the new emigrants. Set after 4e rom or deafen War he it the bark Hunter. ,83 barrels of flour at a gift people. Hia gift 0$ $w�000 to Chicago us he subsequent gift of another $50.w0 Are Freeh in a memory. In 1867 or flt Ewart went to Phr a a one of the repress native from the United state a Tothy met world1� exhibit ton he was president of the honorary commission apr sated by the government 1 he j----1.- bum of tip it is Well known that or. Stewart was extremely superstitious. The slightest incidents or accidents became to him impressive omens. The fact that he caused an Apple woman who for Many years a ended her edibles on the sidewalk m front of his wholesale store to be removed stand and All to his up town store under the impression that her presence insured his Prosperity is Well authenticated. A lady whose acquaintance lie made just previous to the opening of his new store warned him not to sell anything there until she had first purchased something in the store and on the opening Day Early in the morning she called and bought nearly $200 Worth of goods principally Irish laces. Ears afterwards when or. Stewart was in a foreign land he Learned that she was living there in reduced circumstances. Her husband had squandered her Fortune. Or. Bacn Art sought her out and gave her an elegant suite of apartments and afterwards settled upon her a handsome annuity. He sup ported her during her life in comparative luxury because he believed her Early Purchase in his next store had brought him the first Money earned by or. Stewart in this country is said to have been paid to him by Isaac f. Bragg who had a school in Roosevelt Street in 1821 or 1822, and who employed or. Stewart As his assistant. Or. Bragg still has in his Possession or. Stewarts receipt Tor $50 earn i As assistant teacher. Or. Bragg who is nearly 90 years old says that or. Stewart abandoned his school because he was offended at being asked to make collections for his employer after school hours. Or. Bragg gave him a recommendation to a paper if ouse but before or. Stewart began his clerkship he received intelligence from Belfast of the death of a relative who had bequeathed to him a Stock of dry goods. The Young merchant went to Ireland to look after Iris Windfall and viewing new York As the Best Market he brought his goods to this cite and opened his first Small . Y. Tun. / who should Bow first who has not heard ladies express mild Surprise because some Man who jihad been presented to them had not Bojt Elt i to them on meeting them on the Street at the theater or in the drawing room if you ask them a did you recognize him a they will be Apt to reply a ooh no of course not. He should have spoken being reminded of the Well defined etiquette bearing in the Quot subject they Are Likely to add a a i know that very Well but to woman wants Totake the initiative. Men should do that its their business it does no to belong to us. No one expects us to make ourselves so the truth is the majority of women Are naturally so accustomed to Man paying court to them to his rank bag the tryst Ady amp nce in that they and to find it in their sexual sensitiveness 4in their severely conventional selves to obey a mandate they originally issued and still insist on perpetuating. Not one woman in 10,000 has any fault to find yith the Rule in fact we have never known a woman to object to it. Nevertheless shot Seldom follows it in her own Case. Some tines a woman says a a sort of self a bup Boeing i should speak to a May on meeting him after an introduction and he should not remember me How awkward i should appear a few overwhelmed i Skold be with shame to observe that he did not 1<x>�uu� me. 1 eau t afford to place myself in a position to seem to be Cut by any if any number of women feel thus the Point of etiquette should be changed in order to save their sensibilities. In truth however the objection is not Well made. There is not the smallest danger that any Man pre suming him of necessity of be a gentleman at least in respect to his observing the Ordinary forms of Courtesy would refuse or hesitate to return the acknowledgement of a woman even though he might not have the remotest recollection of Ever having seen her before or though he were convinced she had confounded him with somebody else. And the fact that he had been recognized by a woman would be the strongest presumptive evidence that he had been present d to her. Men Are not Likely either to forget their feminine acquaintances or to mistake mrs. Thompson for mrs. Robinson or miss Blank for miss dash a Appleton s journal. _ Cheeks. Flt trs and figures. Sixteen of the forty sew states and territories have no Laws regulating the rate of interest. The 20,000,000,000 matches manufactured in the United states annually require 8$0,000 cubic feet of the Best Pine Lumben--4fr. Marik. The salaries of the Buffalo employees o the Erie railway company aggregate about $100,000 a month or nearly $1,250,� 000 per year. Nearly one third of Fhi amount is paid oat to the attaches of the ttys work shops. A judging from the reports in circulation All Over the country that the fruit buds have been totally destroyed there m every reason to believe that the coming season will be an excellent one for aft kinds of . A Matrimony is on the decline in maty land. The Baltimore Gazette notes w Ith sadness the fact that the past Quarter shows a record of Only 566 marriage licenses issued in the City while the corresponding record of last year showed a total of 599. 1 he Experiment has been tried in London of establishing Penny Banks in connection with the Public schools and with eminent Success. In a few months 5,266 children had deposited nole9s than �1,124. A familar Experiment has been tried with like Success at Norwich and Carmarthen. In 1850 the value of tue Pine packing boxes made in the United states was $1,-000,000, and in 1870 they were valued at $8,200,000. The value of the material made into Woodenware in the United states increased from $436,000 in 1850 to $1,600,000 in 1870. The a Lue of the material converted into agricultural implements in the United states in 18-50 waa Only $8,000,000, while a 1870 it had reached the enormous sum of $73,000,000, of which the forests must have furnished $20,000,000 Worth. The Lumberman of april 8 contains an exhaustive review of the lumber product of the Northwest for the season of 1875, showing also the Quantity of logs and lumber on hand at the beginning of the present Yem the production and Supply left Over Are shown to be As follows u soft. Lumber no. It. Lumber sawed in 187v Michigan 8,74ft,,l84 wisconsin.1,036,57 >,10 Minnesota. 342.hs8,171 Mississippi River. 91,487.c0j and logs on hand Jan. 1. 187h. 1 ,>,77.490 51,3l4.un 217.03.000 12,711,000 Rani Matlow to Tbs office of Secretary m Tito refusal of Cor Junbih to ites Tito Law m that be might a a file office it Titan a air Tiff a i a number of gentlewoman were recently discussing revival matters when one of them expressed a Good Deai of curiosity to Kow How messes. Moody it pc Sankey managed to live and support the persons dependent upon them. She had understood As her companions had that the evangelists receive no pay for their services and naturally enough Felt puzzled Over their problem of ways Aud Means. Light came from an elderly lady present who said a ooh do you not know How they manage they receive no Money of course but i i understand they Are living upon the vagueness of the old lady s financial notions was not greater than that of an unworldly Clergyman who lived not Many years ago in Eastern Virginia. Parson j was innocent of guile As everybody knew else the vague inaccuracy of his views upon banking and currency might upon one occasion have made him liable to suspicion. Going to Richmond for the purpose of purchasing a years Supply of provisions and other necessary articles for his Little Plantation he Drew nearly a dozen checks upon the old Farmers Bank in payment of Bis Bills. When uis merchants sought Tom that evening and complained that his Cheeks were refused at the Bank upon the plea that he had no Money there he replied a a no Money there of course i have none. If i had i should not have drawn checks i should have got the Money and paid you. I thought that waa what Banks were of. What is the use of checks if you must put the Money in Bank checks of a different sort have puzzled Wiser Heads than his upon occasion. Or. John Hayes Bero Jim Bludson a passed in his checks a As we fall know non a certain memorable occasion and a distinguished professor who had not read Gen. A Chenck a treatise in a Book about americanisms gravely explained that the expression had reference to the custom which prevails in the West of wearing shirts made of a a checked fabric these garments he said Are commonly called a checks a and hence the figure erf speech by which dying is called a passing in ones this explanation is perhaps the Foniest thing m literati re but a new Vork editor a feta Vears ago prevented the appearance a print of something equally ludicrous. A Clergyman submitted a manuscript to the editor referred to which began somewhat in this wires ,. A a newspaper writer has said that a there a Consolation for homely Girla in the thought that every ugly you woman will become a pretty old one if she lives Long enough a and by this he meant doubtless that the Lack of Beauty in youth prompts the cultivation of those beauties of heart and my which a Ete the manuscript was rewritten at the editor1� Sug Gretton with a different text but its write could never be made to a a slut profound moral reflect ont a a Jsam ing pod. A t b a the water in the Worcester Reservoir was Only keeping up with the Papiri total.4,417,553,55 2.273,411499 the a Reluct of the season of 1874 waa 4,229,139,683 feet and the Supply of lumber and logs on hand Jan. 1, 1875, was 2,187,624,279 feet. The new York world furnishes some interesting and instructive figures concerning the comparative outlay for postage in several named cities. Taking an average of Twenty two cities with the highest postal receipts it finds that the citizens pay an annual per capita of $2.01 for pos Boston pays the largest sum amounting to $951,284 Gross or $3.80 per head. % a Civ York pays $3.16 and Chicago $3.03. The Brooklyn per capita is Only forty two cents out an average of the population and the postal receipts of Brooklyn and new York show that the per capita is $3.34 for the entire population. This is less than that of san Francisco $2.83 Indianapolis $2.81, and Pittsburgh $2.52 but it a greater than the receipts at Albany $1.91 Rochester $1.90 Providence $1.79, and Cincinnati $1.85. The More Southern cities do not patronize the Post office to the same extent. Baltimore pays $1.28 per capita Washington $1.56 Louisville $1.50 Philadelphia $1.43 St. Louis $1.43 Kansas cite $1.26, and new Orleans $1.06, being the lowest average. The Detroit office receives $2.34 per capita Cleveland $2, and Milwaukee $1.91. / recent discoveries in Switzerland. A report drawn up by the chief local Antiquaries on the remarkable discovery of the place of the be culture near neuf Chancl of the Lake dwelling Swiss race gives the following results the tombs found May be classed As of the Stone Cist variety Al lied in character to the Dolmen but differing from it in having been formed from the first beneath the natural surface of the Earth after the custom of our Graves. They were not quite Lofing enough to receive the bodies of adults stretched out and it is probable that these were interred in the string posture much Pray tired elsewhere in pre historic Days and propped by the Large pebbles which were found in numbers in the cavities. The height of the adults was. If anything rather below that of the Swiss of the present Day and the skulls present no real typical difference of form from those of the latter sex Cep that the forehead is More contracted or As it might be More correctly said less developed. The actual discovery of the in these tombs among the same set of remains or bronzed ornaments with those of the pierced Teeth of Carnivora generally assigned to the age of Stone has a double importance. It proves conclusively that the notion of some Antiquaries that cremation was everywhere a characteristic of the Bronze age As opposed to the simpler interment used in that of Stone is not universally True. It also establishes the fact of the gradual passage in Swit Zerland at any rate from the one Era to the other and so makes it doubtful whether a hard and fast line can really be drawn Between the two anywhere. A.8 a Young Sliver of five or Nix years was Reading at school one Day he came upon the passage a a keep thy Tongue from evil and thy tips from master hopeful of raw led out a a keep thy Tongue a from a evil a and thy lips a from girls a or. Gumming the distinguished millenarian divine 01 London has discovered that before september 1870, the sure word of prophecy will be fulfil led the euphrates will dry up the jews will go Back to Zion and the heavens and Earth will be removed a the Rhode Island legislature has passed a Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution extending the right of suffrage to honorable discharged soldiers and sailors of foreign birth. The Milr kerb new York. Liy Stock cattle. Sheep. A flour Good to Cholee. Wheat no. T chips to. Corny Western mixed. Oats Western mixed. April 18. 1876. $9 00 ta$11z5 6.124 amp pork Mees. Larby stash. Cheese. Wool Domestic fleece. Chicago. Beeves Choice. Good. Median. Boylr Fht. Heavy. Sheep Good. Choice. Butor Chou yellow. Goad. Eggs Freeh. Flour Choice Winter. Cho be Spring. Patent. Grain cheats a pore Beta . A. M Salty be. A. A or Penc gym shag be. A a lath. Bast i. To too recent Date to j the age id Retog Aurga held of a a it regain Aroln a tar Inore

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