Millheim Journal. (Millheim, Pa.) 1876-1984, August 28, 1884, Image 1
THE MILLHEIM JOIIBNAL, TOBLTSIIED EVERY THURSDAY BY R. A. BUMILLER. Office in the New Journal Building, Penn St., near Hart man's foundry. 81.00 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE, OB $1.26 IF NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. Acceptable Correspondence Solicited Address letters to MILLHEIM JOURNAL. B USLNESSCARDS. II ARTE 11, Auctioneer, MILLHEIM, PA. DR. JOH P. HARTER. Practical Dentist, Offlco opposite the Methodist Church. MAIN STREET, MILLHEIM PA. GEO. S. FRANK, Physician & Surgeon, REBERSBURG, PA.; Office opposite the hotel. Professional calls promptly answered at all hours. D. 11. MINGLE, Physician & Surgeon Offllce on Maui Street. MILLHEIM, PA J. SPRINGER, fashionable Barber, Shop 2 doors west Millheim Banking House, MAIN STREET, MILLHEIM, PA. D. H. Hastings.. W. F. Reeder JJASTINGS& REEDER, Attornejs-at-Law, BKLHEFONTE, PA. Office on Allegheny Street, two doors east of the office ocupied by the late firm of Yocum A Hastings. C. T. Alexander. C. M. Bower. Attorneys-at-Law, BELLKFONTE, PA. Office in Garman's new building. Physician & Surgeon, MADISONBURG, PA. Office opposite the Lutheran Church. C HEINLE, Attorney-at-Law BELLKFONTE, PA. Practices in all the courts of Centre county. Special attentiou to Collections. Consultations n German or English. J. A. Beaver. •*. W. Gephart JGEAVER & GEPHART, Attorneys-at-Law, BELLEFONTE, PA. Office on Alleghany Street, North of High Street HOUSE, ALLEGHENY ST., BELLEFONTE, PA. 0. G. MCMILLEN, PROPRIETOR. Good Sample Room on First Floor. Free Buss to and from all trains. Special rates to witnesses and jurors. OUMMINS HOUSE, BISHOP STREET, BELLEFONTE, PA., EMANUEL BROWN, PROPRIETOR. House newly refitted and refurnished. Ev erything done to make guests comfortable. Rates moderate. Patronage respectfully solici ted. M y JRVIN HOUSE, (Most Central Hotel in the city.) CORNER OF MAIN AND JAY STREETS, LOCK HAVEN, PA. S.WOODS CALDWELL PROPRIETOR. Good Sample Rooms for Commercial Travel ers on first floor. QT. ELMO HOTEL, Sos. 317 & 319 ABCH ST., PHILADELPHIA. RATES REDUCED TO $2,00 PER DAT. The traveling public will still find at this Hotel the same liberal provision for their com fort. It is located in the immediate centres of business and places of amusement and the dif ferent Rail-Road depots, as well as all parts of the city, are easily accessible by Street Cars constantly passing the doors. It offers special Inducements to those visiting the city for busi ness or pleasure. Your patronage respectfully solicited. Jos. M. Peger. Proprietor. "OEABODY HOTEL, 9thSt. South of Chestnut, PHILADELPHIA. One Square South of the New Post Office, one half Square from Walnut St. Theatre and in the very business centre of the city. On the American and European plans. Good rooms from 50cts to $3.00 per day. Remodel ed and newly furnished. W PAINE, M. D., 46-ly Owner & Proprietor. R. A. BUMILLER, Editor. VOL. 58. Gov. Cleveland's Letter. Honest Government for the People. St.raip h tforward Doclarationo, with But One Meaning, Which Ev erybody Can Understand. The Rights of Labor and of the Individual Cit izen—Civil Ser vice Reform. ALBANY, August 19. The following was received to-day by Colonel Lament, secretary to Govern or Cleveland, who is at Upper Saranae Lake with instructions to make it pub ic ou its receipt: ALBANY, N. Y., August 18,1884. GENTLEMEN : I have received your communication, dated July 28. ISB4, informing me of my nomination to the office of President of the United States by the National Democratic Conven tion lately assembled at Chicago. I ac cept the nomination with a grateful appreciation of the supreme honor con ferred and a solemn sense of the re sponsibility which in its acceptance I assume. I have carefully considered the platform adopted by Ihe convention and cordially approve the same. So plain a statement of Democratic faith and the principles upon which that par ty appeals to the suffrages of the people needs no supplement or explanation. It should be remembered that the of fice of President is essentially executive iu its nature, The laws enacted by the legislative branch of tho government the Chief Executive is bound faithfully to enforce.and when the wisdom of the political party which selects one of its members as a nominee for that office has outlined its policy and declared its principles, it seeuos to me that nothing in the character of the ofliee or the ne cessities of the case requires more from the candidate accepting such nomina tion than the suggestion of certain well known truths, so absolutely vital to the safety and welfare of the nation that they cannot be too often recalled or too seriously enforced. WNEN THE PEOPLE GOVERN. We proudly call ours a government by the people. It is not such when a class is tolerated which arrogates to it self the management of public affairs, seeking to control the people instead of representing them. Parties are the necessary outgrowth of our institu tions ; but a government is not by the people when one party fastens its con trol upon the country and perpetuates power by cajoling and betraying the people instead of serving them. A govervraent is not by the people when a result which should represent the in telligent will of free aud thinking men is, or can be, determined by the shame less corruption of their suffrages. When an election to office shall lie the selection by the voters of one of their number to assume for a time a public trust, instead of his dedication to the profession of politics, when the holders of the ballot, quickened by a sense of duty, shall avenge truth le trayed and pledges broken, and when the suffrages shall be altogether free and uncorrupted, the full realization of a government by the people will be at hand. And of the means to this end not one would, in my judgement, be more effective than an amendment to tbe Constitution disqualifying the Pres ident from re-election. When wo con sider the patronage of this great office, the allurements of power, the tempta tion to retain public places once gained and, more than all, the availability a party fiuds in an incubeut whom a horde of office holders, with a zeal born of benefits received and fostered by the hope of favors yet to come, stand ready to aid with money and trained political services, we recgnize iu the eligibility of the President for re-election a most serious danger to that calm, deliberate and intelligent political action which must characterize a goyernniem by thy people. THE INTERESTS OF LABOR. A true American sentiment recog nizes the dignity of laboi, and the fact that honor lies in honest, contented la bor is an element of national prosperi ty. Ability to work constitutes the capital and the wage of labor, tbe in come of a vast number of our popula tion, and this interest should be jeal ously protected. Our workingmen are not asking unreasonable indulgence ; but, as intelligent and manly citizens, they seek the same consideration which those demand who have other interests at stake. They should receive their full shars of the care and attention of those who make and execute the laws, to the end that the wants and needs of the employers and the employed shall alike be subserved and tiie prosperity of the country, the common heritage of both, be advanced. As related to this subject,whila we should not discourage the immigration of those who come to MILLHEIM, PA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 28., 1884. A**' * acknowledge allegiance to our govern ment and add to our citizen population, yet as a means of protection to our workingmen a different rule should prevail concerning those who, if they come or are brought to our land, do not intend to become American citi zens, but will injuriously compete with those justly entitled to our tield of labor. PROTECTION FOR LABOR. In a letter accepting the nomination to the office of Governor, nearly two years ago, I macle the following state ment, to which I have steadily adher ed : "The laboring classes constitute the main part of our population. They should be protected in their efforts peaceably to assert tlieir rights when endangered by aggregated capital, and afl statutes on this subject should rec ognize the care of the State for honest toil and be framed with a view of im proving the condition of the working man. A proper regard for the welfare of the workingman being inseparably connected with the integrity of our in stitution, none ot our citizens are more interested thau they in guarding a gainst any corrupting influences which seek to pervert the beueficient purpos es of our government, and none should be more watchful of the artful machin ations of those who allure them to self inflicted injury." r.ionTS OF TnE INDIVIDUAL. In a free country thb curtailment of the absolute rights of tho individual should only be such as is essential to the peace and good order of the com munity. The limit between the prop er subjects of governmental control and those which can be more fittingly left to the moral sense and 3elf-iraposed restraint of the citizen should be care fully kept in view. Thushws unnec essarily interferring with the habits and customs of any of our people which are not offensive to the moral sentiments of the civilized world and which are consistent with good citizen ship and the public welfare, are unwise aud vexatious. The commerce of a nation to a groat extent determines its supremacy. Cheap and easy transportation should thereby be liberally fostered. Within the limits of the Constitutions the Gen eral Government should so improve and protect its natural waterways as will enable the producers of the coun try to reach a profitable market. THE CIVIL SERVICE. The people pay the wages of the pub lic employes and they are entitled to the fair and honest work which the money thus paid should command. D is the duty of those intrusted with the management of their affairs to see that such public service is forthcoming. The selection and retention of subor dinates in government employment should depend upon their ascertained fitness and the value of their work, and they should be neither expected nor al lowed to do questionable party service. The iuterests of the people will be bet ter protected ; the estimate of public labor and duty will be immensely im proved ; public employment will be o pen to all who can demonstrate their fitness to enter it; the unseemly scram ble for place uuder the governmeut, with the consequent importunity which embitters official life, will cease, and the public departments will not be filled with those who conceive it to bo their first duty to aid the party to which they owe their places instead, of rendering patient and houest return to the people. HONEST ADMINISTRATION WANTED. I believe that the public temper is.! such that the voters of tho land are: ; prepared to support tiie paity which ' gives the best promise of administering , the government in the honest, simphej and plain manner which is consister it with its character and purposes. Tin iy have learned that mystery and concea .}- ment in the management of their i tf fairs coyer tricks and betrayal. The statesmanship they require consists in honesty and frugality, a prompt re sponse to the needs of the people as they arise and the vigilant protec Lion of all their varied interests. If I should be called to the Chief PA PER FOR TIII3 HOME CIHCIJK. Cleveland and Hendricks Democratic CamMes FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT. Magistracy of the nation by the suffra ges of my fellow-citizens, I will assume the duties of that high office with a sol emn determination to dedicate every effort to the country's good and with an humble reliance upon the favor and support of the Supreme being, who I believe will always bles3 honest human endeaver in tho concientious discharge of public duty. GROVEK CLEVELAND. To Colonel William F. Yilas, chair man, and D. P. Bestor and others, members of the notification commit tee of the Democratic National Con vention. Mr. Hendrick's Short Letter. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., August 20. The following is a copy of Ex-Gov ernor Hendrick's letter of acceptance of the Demecratic nomination for the Vice Presidency : j INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.,August 20, ISS4. GENTLEMEN : 1 have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your com munication notifying me of my nomin ation by the Democratic Convention at Chicago as candidate for Vice Presi dent of the United States. May I re peat what I s lid on another occasion that it is a nomination which I had neither expected nor desired, and yet I recoguizo and appreciate the high hon or done me by tho convention. The choice of such a body, pronounced with such unusual unanimity and accom panied with so generous expression of esteem and confidence, ought to out weigh any merely personal desires and preferences of my own. It is with this feeling, and I trust it is so from a deep sense of public duty, that I now accept the nomination aud shall abide the judgement of my countrymen. I have examined with care the declara tion of principles adopted by the con- copy of which you submitted to me, and in their sum and substance I heartily indorse aud approve the same. I am, geutlemen, your obedient ser yant, Tiios. A. HENDRICKS. To the Hon. William F. Yilas, chair man ; ."Nicholas M. Bell, secretary, and othf ?rs of the committee of the Nation; il Democratic Convention. Gr- A. H. Encampment at Belle- fonte. Clippings from tho Philadelphia TIMES Dispatches. BELLEFONTE, Aug. 1611i,1854. CAMP CUIiTIN. "Nestling down between two pine-clad hills Is a little valley which since yester day lias been dotted with lints of white tents, which stretch away upon Ilalf- Mcon hill, andthis4n honor of the War Governor, the boys have named Camp Cur tin. The members of Gregg Post, 95, of this place,haye erected their;huge canvas, which once seryed as a circus tent, and in this group of the soldiers seek shade and genial companionship. T!he road leading to the camp is lined witt i booths of peanut venders, pink leiiK made merchants and musicians who perform upon squeaky violins, while the man with the mystic wheel of fortune offers extra inducements for anj extra dimes the visitor may chance to have about him. It Is estimated tha.t 10,000 people have been in town to daj •, surpassing in number the largest attendance at county fairs. The Phil ad elphians J were accompanied by the W-eccacoe Band, while there are eight bands with.visiting posts present. The parade this eyening was quite imposing. After marching through the principal itreets the men were drawn up in tht Diamond. WELCOMED BY THE WAR GOVERNOR. Governor Cuitin was introduced by Colonel Wilkiison, of the National Guard. When the burst of applause which greeted lis appearance had sub sided he said : I am assignel the very agreeable du ty ot weicomiig you to Bellefonte. I welcome you for Centre county, I wel come you for Pennsylvania, 1 welcome you. veterans <f the war, for the great government ybu lniye saved to liberty and equality t>r all humanity .Veterans of war,we liavJ met before some twenty years since. J gave you the blue uui- IN, WiiU 111? iiwl 'Mi form and the classic eagle of liberty. I banded the regiments of Pennsylvania the flag of the State and sent you to service to serve liberty to humanity in this country and teach liberty to all the worid. Early in the war the gov ernment of Pennsylvania determined that the flag should have the coat-of arms of this great loyal State in the field and surrounded bv stars and the thirteen stripes of theNatiopal Govern ment. I gave that flag to' over three hundred thousand men myself. Two hundred and seventeen flags and only two were lost in the struggle, for the flag of the nation was taken and borne by strong, stalwart and patriotic men of Pennsylvania,who preserved the llag of this great State, brought it back and it remains in the archievesof this State at Ilarrisburg now. I saw you all once before you saw me. I gave you the llag, the emblem cf our nationality and power and liberty,and thanks be to God it was neyer stained by cowardice. [Cheers and applause.] And when Pennsylvania decided that the orphans of the soldier should be maintained and educated my heart went out, in thanks for tiie great benevolence. [Cheers.] Commander Dyer replied to the Gov ernor's welcome in a neat speech. Two accidents have happened to mar the general pleasure of the day. Ticket A gent Bamberger, at Unionville, was struck by a passing excursion train and fatally injured. A carriage containing George Stewart, aG. A. It. man, and his wife, was overturned. Mr. Stew art was injured slightly and his wife seriously. BELLEFONTE, Pa., Aug. 17. The scenes in camp to-day have been very lively. The roads leading to camp have been lined with a constant stream of vehicles of all descriptions, from those whose antiquated appearance sug gested the days of the wonderful "one boss shay" to the most modern. Des pite the great crowds the best order has prevailed in camp and citizens express themselves as highly delighted -at the behavior of the boys and tho livening ui> their presence has given the place. Religious services were held in the large circus tent at 10 o'clock. Printed slips containing the hymns "Rock of Agos," "Jesus Lover of My Soul," "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," " Tenting on the Old Camp Ground" and "America" were distributed, and as the multitude of voices, accompanied by the band, a rose many hearts were deeply touched in away that all regulation church mu sic would fail to accomplish. The ser mon of Department Chaplain ltey.John W.Sayers was full of a direct eloquence which held the undivided attention of his listeners. At 2p. m. quite a num ber of the comrades met in the tent to discuss the Berean Sunday school leaf. The boys spent the balance of the day lying m the shade of their tents, singing hymns or listening to and re peating reminiscences of their soldier days. THE DRESS PARADE. Fully ten thousand people witnessed the dress parade this evening. Half Moon 11 ill being literally covered with gayly-dressed women and children,with here and there a blue-coat who had failed to fall into line, while the valley was filled with the boys, who, with guidons, post colors and national flags flying, stepped off in good time to the oid familiar tunes, which awaaened memories of twenty years ago. The whole, lit up by the last rays of the fast setting sun, presented a scene of unpa ralleledjpicturesqueness in this section. There were fifteen hundred men in line. Governor Curtin and Colonel Hast ings, commander of the fifth Regiment, N.G.reviewed the line with the depart ment oilicerc. BELLEFONTE, August 18. The morning and early afternoon hours in camp were exceedingly quiet, owing to the absence of many and the extreme heat. The Weccacoe Band gave an early open-air concert and oth er bands broke tbe monotony by strik ing up lively airs in different parts of the camp. GOVERNOR CUITTIN'S POPULARITY. The love and enthusiasm for Govern or Curtin must be highly gratifying to the old soldier. From half-past six this morning until lie left for camp to witness the dress parade he was kept busy shaking hands with soldier callers and making speeches for numerous sere, nudes. His appearance in camp is a signal for an impromptu reception. Early this morning about three hun dred of the meu, under the guidance of the Lambs and Razors .started in hacks for the Penn's Yalley caves. These cayes are a peculiar freak of nature. They are entered by boats from a creek, Terms, SI,OO per Year, in Advance. which flows through the main cave for a distance of half a mile. The water at the upper end of the cave contains a number of heavy logs and other debris, which have unaccountably gotten there. Opening from this are numerous dry rooms depending from the roofing and sides of which are beautiful stalactiles. While the ride was through Bonn's Val ley, justly celebrated for the beauty of its scenery, it was very tiresome, being up hill and over the roughest roads, a distance of fourteen miles , stopping at Centre Ilall for refreshments. The vet erans gave the place a touch of the G. A. It. regulation yell. FROLICS OF THE CAMP. Just as the l'ne had formed for dress parade the most motley crowd came whirling in, to the tune of "Johnny Comes Marching Home," that ever greeted t}ie eyes of superior officers at such a critical moment. Leading the procession, clad in blue trousers, a hat minus a brim and a greater display of a flannel shirt—which had once been white—than the regulations of good so ciety acquire, came City Solicitor Har- bearing with tenderest care a young pig, which he tried to initiate in the order by ramming it into the mouth of a cannon. Following him came Quartermaster General John Tay lor, Colonel E. Sellers and Junior Vice commander Daniel Caldwell, Comrades Shield, Gorman, Morgan, Long and others of the Lambs and Razors, bear ing spring chickens which had been given an emphatic twist of the neck that had forever silenced any warning cackle of their sudden taking o ff;young corn by the dozen ears, mirrors and other nondescript articles which they had picked up by the wayside. As Harry Taylor got within a few hundred yards of the line of review some roguish comrade cut the sack,and* the pig, with a proper appreciation of the occasion, started down in front of the line, giving loud, shrill squeaks, which, together with the crowds of boys and men who started in pursuit, the bursts of laughter and applause from the hundreds of spectators on the hillside, completely nonplussed Com mander Dyer and Adjutant General Stewart. The parade was witnessed by about three thousand people, which was increased to about six thousand as the hour for the ball masquerade drew near. To-day has been the greatest day Bellefoute ever saw. From three o 'clock crowds have been arriving from every direction and at six p. m. the question, "Where do all these people come from V' was beard again and a gain. There was cause for wonder. The entire camp ground was massed with people; crowds covered the hills adjacent and the roads leading to the grounds were so crowded with vehicles and pedestrians that it was impossible to drive faster than a walk, while every avai'able spot near the grounds where a team could be hitched was occupied. The dim and rush of the people in the town was must confusing. People had driven from all partsof the country and even from Huntingdon county, many coming distances of twenty-five to thirty miles. The parade was a most creditable affair. At an early hour this morning a traiu of seven cais, crowded with sol diers and citizens,started forSnowshoe, which, after two hours of tortuous windings up and through spurs of the Alleghenies,was readied. Here, at the elevation of 2, 500 feet above the level of the ocean, the excursionists spent a pleasant day. A country dance was gotten up in a grove near the village for the benefit of the Lambs, whose fame had preceeded thorn. The figures, as called off by the master of ceremon ies, were in vernacular peculiar to the country and, for the first time siuce their existence,the Lambs were beaten. After listening until one set had been gone through with they gave a plain tive bleat and sank to rest at the base of sheltering trees. The little yillage of Snowshoe was profusely decorated and Citizen Samuel Boyer won the whole band of Lambs by his kindness to them. Tho Millheim Band accom panied them. The sham battle, which began at 9 o'clock, was a complete success, arous ing a great deal of enthusiasm on the part of the citizens, as it was new to them. The attacking forces were un der the command of Colonel E. G. Sell ers. Colonel H. G.Williams command ed the redoubts upon the hillside, while Colonel John Taj lor held the reseryes in control. After several desperate charges upon the breastworks, behind which the cannons lay, Colonel Sellers succeeded 111 capturing the gun and gunners. The cannons used were three six-pounders, owned by Posts 61, of Philadelphia, G4, of Williamsport, and 134, of Mifflintown. Besides these, 1,500 of the largest size cannon-crackers helped add to the illusion that a real battle was in progress. The display of fire works put off later, consisting of rockets, Roman candles, and balloons wi h pyrotechnic attachments was very iiue. Over 12,000 people witnessed the battle. NO. 34. Bellefonte, August 19. THE LAMBS BEATEN. TIIE SHAM BATTLE. NEWSPAPER LAWS Tf subscribers order the <UwoiitiDU.ition, of nf - newspaper*. tif punllshw may continue to send them until all arrearages re t>ai<l. J f siihserit>ers refuse or nejilect totaketneif newspapers from Uie office t< which they are sent they are h<?id rcspoositiie until tln-y bavosetUed the bills and orH<*rh<l thetn ifltfdoptliuiwl. if subscriber# roovo toother places without hi" forming the publisher, and the newspopei-s are sect to the former place, they are resmitiblble. ADV*BRTIBINC* cAte.~" 1 wk. 1 nu>. 3 mos. fimos. 1 year 1 square |2 on 14 00 $5 oo |C 0 $8 00 X " 700 10 00 15 00 30 00 40 00 1 M 10 00 15 00 '.55 00 45 00 75 00 One Inch makes a square. Administrators and Executors' Notices fSAO. Transient ftdver (isements and locate 10 cents per Une for first insertion and n cents pur Una for each addition al Insertion. Her First Railway Journey. Miss Prudence Pettingill at the ma-1 tare age of sixty-one made up her mind to visit New York for the first, time in her life. She had never seen a railroad, as such things had been un - known In Aaroostook Qounty until this summer, and the ancient farm house in which she lived was seven miles from the station. So she sits calmly upon a seat placed on the great wooden platform which surrounds the country depot, and gazes with amaze* meat upon the train which arrives, pauses a few moments to take on pas sengers, and then proceeds upon its journey. The stationmaster interro gates the old lady, who sits placidly watching the departing train. "Why did you not get on, if you wished to go to New York ?" " Git on !" says the old lady—"git on ! I thought this whole consarn went I" Having explained to her that the platform was stationary, the man kind ly advises her to wait for the express train,into which he escorts the maiden, and finds for her a seat by the side of a benevolent oldTgentleinen. Clutching fast hold of the seat in front of her,she is at first very much alarmed at the speed at which they are going, but gradually becomes calm, and much in terested in the novelty of her surround ings. The old gentleman answers , her many inquiries very civilly, and, a mong other things, tries to explain the use of the telegraph wires, and tells her that messages are sent over them at a much greater rate of speed than they are traveling. "Wa'al, wb'hl, 1 " says the old lady, "you don't ketch me a ridin' on 'em, for this is as fast as I want to go,anyhow." She has seen so wonderful things that she makes many up her mind at last not to be astonished at anything ; and when the train dash es into the one which had preceded it, owing to a misplaced switch, and the poor old lady is thrown to the end of the car among a heap of broken seats, she supposes it to be the ordinary man ner of stooping, and quietly remarks, "You fetch up rather sudden, don't ye ?" Being provided with a seat in the forward car, which was uninjured, she arrives without farther accident at her journey's end,and is surrounded by an eager crowd of hack men,and listens in wonder to the oft-repeated call of "Hack ! hack !" Grasping her um brella in one hand aud her bandbox in the other, she looks down into the face of the loudest driver with the compas sionate inquiry, "Air you iu pain ?" From the consequeuces of his wrath she is rescued and carried safely home by her nephew, who has come to the depot to look for her. A House in a Tree. Mention has frequently been made in the press of the peculiar places of abode of two of the quondam residents of Washington. Joaquin Miller's log hut attracts hundreds of visitors, and is a source of wonder and astonishment to those who never saw a backwoods clearing. But perhaps the queerest freak in the matter of dwellings is that of a pension office clerk, who has a horse in the top of a walnut tree on Mount Pleasant, which is a suburb of Washington. This tree house was first discovered about a year ago. It was then built in the boughs of a giant ma ple. Recently the occupant concluded to change his residence to a site more exalted, and he chose a tree farther up the hill. The house itself is built on a large piriform constructed around the trunk, thirty feet above the ground, and supported upon four heavy tim bers. It is hexagonal in shape and a bout ten by fourteen feet inside. It is built of matched piue to a height of six feet, and the roof is composed of canvass awniug9, so arranged as to ad mit of being raised or lowered at the will of the strange occupant of the hut. That Hay ward is a man of taste, in spite of his strange abode, is evident from his personal appearance and the adornment of his home. He is a man of middle age, of fine appearance, and is devoted to literature. His house is handsomely furnished, and contains a very good library 'of standard works. The platform surrounding the hut serves as a sort of garden, and abounds with easy chairs, hammocks and other contrivances for comfort. The en trance is effected by the aid of stairs, which reach down to within six feet of the ground, and a step ladder, which is drawn up the platform when not in use. Hay ward gives as his reason for imitating the islanders of the Indian Ocean in the selection of a dwelling # site that he believes the. sanitary con ditions of the altitude are better than on the ground floor, and that it is more "exclusive." He had been classed as a "crank" because of his love for rare fied air, but as he is of a sociable turn and is said to be au excellent clerk, there is no other reason to accuse him of unsoundness of mind, except it be that he occasionally "drops into poe try."