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Devoted to the Interests of the Chcrokccs. ChoctawHChlcUasaws, Seminole. Creek, anil all Other Indian ef Iho Indian Territory.
VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1884.
VOL. ni. NO. 4.
CHIEFTAIN PUBLISHING CO.
Defective sidewalks have cost Des
Hob i24,O0O in fonr years through
damage to pedestrians.
Tbe British gave to Jlcte Eingi a
w3kryfieral because, as a New Zea
land chief, be had afforded valuable
support to the Government at a critical
jtutcttHe la the history of its rule ,
Tor dioramas are popular in Paris.
They consist of microscopic vicw3 pbo
.tcgnped on tiny magnifying lenses.
These are set in. a handsome decorated
card, ad are- comparatively iacsicn
sire. AltagrG vegetable -petrifactions from
Arizona, are moss agates in which the
.field 3s colorless crvstal and the impris
oaed EaaKer brilliant led, green, gray
and brows. They are found in large
Lstelugust and systematic attention
to physical culture in colleges, instead
of permitting the students to continue
their sports in an discriminate man
ner, as advocated by Ircsidcnt Robinson
of Brows University.
It is proposed by some English engin
eers and capitalists to connect the Baltic
a-d Slack Seas by means of a canal
from the DaBube near Vienna to the
Oder Bear Brcslatt. The distance is
sheet two haadred miles.
Is ssWal of the coaatics. of England
the scarry have moved racccssfully
agahut the liceaing of liquor booths at
horse races, and the ramsellers have re
taliated by killing off all the faxes, so
that the sport of hunting is spoiled.
A. locomotive oa the Hunstanton
Xailway is Esglani being lifted, a la
borer ineaBtieusly removed one of the
props, when, the whole weight of forty
toes fell oa him. Bet he was rescued
alive. He had been embedded in the
Js regard to tlie discovery of silver
-ore iaXew York and other Atlantic
Slates, Prof. Jfcwbcrry ?sscrts thatsil
Tcris BOt aacammon along the Appala
chian raegc. bat seldom occurs in pay
Jac asrssjortions. Xiac-tesths of the
taesc districts xau.
.report of the visit of a
(town sear Xcvr York is given
by tfce MhjsWi'gn Adrocaic ilany pro
of jsitgioa "went wiUrtlio annt-
ste evil," and the emypjcasant
1mt ts awte I that "the show was of an
inferior. ofer. givik a great deal of
As eW soldier declares that the gal
lant Sheridan, whea on duty thirty
years ago ia Texas, was the best singer
of Irish eoags and dancer of jigs known
ia the whole regular army. "He was
no bigger than he is now this inform
ant emphatically asserts, "but he was
Evelicrr I gness, and I never go into a
Taricty theater that I don't see worse
jmt-ter and trot (singing and dancing)
thea Phil Sheridan nsed to give us."
The New England Historic Genea
logical Society has received a complete
set or tho Acs? JSfeiKpxftirs Jicsfrtcr from
its first number ia 1772. The collection
was made br John Wentworth. of
Chicago, who intended them for the
Jtcw Hampshire State Library, but the
trustees did not respond to his sugges
tion, and he changed the destination of
Ws" gilt. There are only five complete
sets of the Eeqislcr, on of which is
going to London, one to Paris, and one
Is In Qhicago.
Tee late Duke of Wellington, was
vcrr fond of animals and at the park
at Strathncldsayc he kept a herd of An
gora, goats, whxh he imported frcm
the East about ten years ago. They
have been shorn every -season, and the
-wool was used for the Duke' coats and
waistcoats. He also possessed a nnm
hcrof very fine mules, several llamas,
and-a fiockof the small Ardennes sheep,
which produce the finest nrtton ia the
world. The Duke also carried on the
culture of trout.
A Boston lawyer has rooms in a
building on a corner. His professional
cards give the scmber on the main
street, and if you call in the daytime
you find him in a law office. His private
card gives the side number of the same
"bnilding, and if you call in the evening
vou go .up a different stairway to tho
identical room; but it is now a bache
lors parlor. Tho furaitarv. is specially
adapted to the transformation. The
desk becomes a sideboard, a lounge is
covered with a luxurious leopard skin,
and handsome hangings and lisclocd.
"That's what I call a confidence game,
air, an out and out swindle," said a
client, and at once withdrew his case.
GcrEJtAL ILxxcock. lately on aWcst
crn tour, is said to have received a Ict
terasscrtinrr that the writer had lcrt
various sums of money to his nephew,
lientecant Frank Hancock, out on the
plain. Frank died not long ago, and
the General hail und-rtaken to adminis
ter upon his estate. Xie latter intima
ted that there were good reasons why
this claim ought to bs quietly satisfied.
Hancock declined to be agitated by this
easlant. Again the fellow wrote of
chumship with lbs dead Lieutenant in
be far Southeast, described himself as a
rallant adventurer into Eastern civfliza
fL. -- friend advised the General to
,i,i hv tnkinz the insignifi-
!, CTm of $30 out of his own wallet.
rZ ic General replied that the dc
' S would never be met unless clear
of of ita justness was snpphed. The
ScanUrnsout to be a confidence
ScSxtewivecxrcrience. Hh Iter
"TLorf shows him a? as a swadler of
?" Aa official communica
55. Secretary of a lodge .J
Jo ss kin Cartb as a profession
1HE MOULD'S D01KGS
A SHBarr ef the Dally Xcvrt
roiaircai. jlxo rEiaox.vi.
JJt Knuc, the new Japanese Minister to
the United States, arris ed nt San Francisco
recently on the sti-omrr City of Fefcin.
Jons H. FtvjtS, Master Mechanic of tho
Western & Atlantic Rood and President of
the American Association of Master Me
chanics. died at Atlanta, Ga October 1.
The Date ot Camtaidgo is poin to vbit
Ireland for U3 purpose of. inipeciins tiro
trooiw stationed thers. Great precaution
will be taken to insure Iho atety of tho
Doke In the "enemy's countrr."
Gcohial IViixiAii A. Tnnoop, a. well
known citiirn of Detroit, sboi himself
fatallr oa Octobsr 1st.
SmEaAsaus IVruo x, so. eminent Brit
ish doctor who died recently, bequeathed
SI,0X),a to the Koyal Collie of Surgeons
London. Ths interwt oa this sum Is to be
devoted to the education of youns men in
Mart Axnrxsos, the American actres.
recently had to cancel several dates at the
Ljcrum Theatre In London, owing to ill
health, caused, by over-work.
It isannccnettl that Tennyson Isab3St
to publish a new dramatic ponn. The sao
jeet Is "Thomas a Eociet."
It Is reported that Mr. UuTseU Yorms,
the American Minister to China, lias been
tryinj; to rcOtIate a peace between China
and France, Let without success. It is
stated that Mr. Young-acted entirely on bis
on responsibility, and was not requested
to act by either Tower.
Basczorr, the erect historian, lately
celebrated his eightieth birthday at Sew
port, Conn. ConTatclatIons came to him
frcm alt quarters of the globe, and the eel
bratian pleased Mr. Bancrctt very much.
TlTtM' adTiees from TTashington
are to the effect that it Is probable
the court martial In the case of
General Ewaim will decide that the
charg? against him have not been sus
tained, and will recommend that he be re
stored to his rant: in the army.
Mabt E. Baneows and Oscar E. Blaney
haT been tenteaced to be banged the
third Friday In December 1S33, for the mur
der of Thomas Barrows the woman'- hus
band. Ox October 1st, at Chicago the Funeral
Directors' Association of the United States
commenced its third annual convention in
Axtoxio Mxtsoxaso recently enticed
Sestera Bamirrz from her home in San
Antonio, Texas, and outraged her. Ee
was forced to marry her the next day.
Kestera is jast eleven years old.
Tax 5ew York Chamber of Commerce
met on October 21 and passed resolutions
urging the Tresident to co-operate with
other nations for tho purpose f bringing
to a close tbe Franco-Chinese war which is
creaily damaging the commerce of the
United States -wiVx China.
Mb. H-Jtarsoros, Secretary of the Irish
National League, complains of tho falling
off of the receipts from the Irish in Amer
ica. Ir was recently proposed by tbe Italian
soldiers to subscribe for a sword of honor
turning Ilainbert In recognition of Lis
heroism, la going among the cholera
patients at Naples to minister to their
M,ngg"AT- Swastz IVruiEn. the leading
criminal lawyer of Allegheny County, I'a
lately died of congestion of the brain.
Tor estimated amount required fr tbe
rapport of Indians tor tho next fiscal year
is $72f33. The present appropriation Is
At. Lost Creek, Fa Abram and Dan
Binkle, brother?:, were killed by an ex
plosion of the sulphur-packer at Ho. 2 col
liery, a few days ago.
Beicx PoixcEOT, who Is now publishing
tha United Slates Democrat in Sew York,
and who formerly resided in Denver, was
Indicted for perjury at the latter plaa a
few days ago. He has also leen charged
with swindling and obtaining money under
false pretense. Requisition papers havo
been issued for bis arrest.
Bux Surra, colored, Iatly assaulted a
oJored girl In Franklin County, Missis
sippi. He was takra fros a Magistrate by
a party of men and banged.
Srw Interrogatories were filed by tbe
Indianapolis Sentinel on October SI lur
Mr. Blaine to answer, relative to his mar
riage 1 Kentucky.
P-tzicx Mrxsir, who is proprietor of a
hotel at Ccurtiand, Abu, was recently xnur-
I dered in a mysterious manner
Tur French Government lately decided
to Impose a small pall tax on evsry person
Landing at Calais or Boulogne, the msney
to be rued In improving the harbors on the
north coat t.
A PAKTT of. fifty 0age children will
attend the school at Carlisle, Pa-, where
the tribe will pay 5,000 for one year's
instruction fur Uu.ru.
IT was recently estimated by The HaR
trey Jj that 2,553 miles of track bare
been laid in the United States since Jan
Jou. Blaic c Deputy Sheriff of Gray
son County, Tt x accidentally shot and
killed Iiinuelf not long rgo, at AValdron.
Scott County, Art-, wheaca he bad gene
to rapture a horse thief.
The large jrwelry commission bouse of
C B. AVanlcll & Co., at Indianapolis, was
lately entenrd in bread day light by
thieves who stole between seventy and
igbt very fine watches. The proprietor
bad merely stepped out for a few mo
ments. WrULUOi A. Wnrrx lately caught George
L&r,achicke2 thief, ia faisbenbouseat Dan
ville, Va. Lee broke loose to run away,
whan TVtite shot and killed hitc His
f action is commended.
A QCADCurix murder recently occurred
near Fullerton, In Xance County, Nebraska.
In addition ts the four persons found dead
two farmers, a child and woman it is
believe 1 that other farmer", who bave
lately disappeared, wr murdered. There
is no due to the murderer, bat tbe general
belief ts that it was done far purposes of
Twcan-nvg leading stockholders of the
LuuUville & IfathvUle road met not lenc
ao in the fiinaer city and nneniraeusly
adopted a resolution to issue XofXMfrA in
additional binds, or sll 53,8J shares or
unlUtod ttsck. tbo proceeds to 1 ul in
dischlrging a n atihg debt of H.7S,V.
Hot long bzo a highwayman at Indian
apolis stopped a street carat eleven o'clock
at .night and demanded tbe driver's eah,
which was refused. He then pulled bis re
volver, fired two shots and kfllnl Albert
Mullinan, tho only passenger on tbe car at
the time. Tbe murderer is unknown.
IV but to tbe amount of 1,099 tons was
not long since shipped from San Fraacin-o
to Kew Orleans, over the Southern Pacific
route, detined to LiverposL
A KtoisTsrrD 'letter containing IIO.SM
In bonds was recsatly stolen from th mail
between New York end East Hampton,
Tnc Sew Orleans 'Longshoremen's Asso
ciation lately notified tho various foreign
shipping agents, steamship Hsc, barge
owners, and others, that members ot the
asscciation would cot work en vessels
where non-union men were employed.
There will no donbt bo a strike soon. The
dissatisfied freight-handlers. It is said, will
join issues with the longshoremen and
make an effort to force their demands for
an increase of pay.
The Government Light-house Board re
cently Issued crders for tbo building of a
large'light-hoaso and keepers's dwelling at
Grand Maries, on tbe northern shore of
Lake Superior, and also for the erection of
two keepers' dwellings at Point Bays, on
tbe coast of California.
Tax will of tbe bate E. C Lamed, of Chi
cago, was probated recently. It disposes
of $S,003 worth of property, which ii. fl
to his three ch'ldren in equal shares. Scots
small bequests aro made to relatives and
Du. P F. McSwstmt, of Jfotre Dame
University, Indiana, who is supposed to
.. ,,. r-
1 Insane, reccnuy maae uppuca-iu
emploxmentntEne, Pa., effering to engage L
otiiers be oCercd to saw and split wood,
mawiae raop'' ,.; j
teach Latin and Greet, or "tond oar."
A gaxo of man called at Dennis Jc
GraU's bouse in Provivence, It. L, one
night net long since, inviting him to ac
company them into tho wool. Tbe next
marring McGrath's body was found In tbt
river. His temple was titove in, and every
thing indicated thathe had been murdered.
A nnmUer of arrests bave been made.
Gscar activity is mmifestett by the
naval officials of Germany. AU tbe dock
yards of tbo country are now fully
manned, and tbe work of building new
war vessel and repairlngand reoeestruct
Ing others is being pushed with energy.
Ox October 4th there were 321 new cases
of cholera and 171 deaths in Italy. There
irera twentv-flve deaths In Genoa and fifty
n VT1- '
Tnc charcoal sheds attached to George
P. IThittaker's Iron Works at Prindplo,
Mi.TecenUy took fire. About 109,W tons
nf f-bnrraal were consumed.
,r :.i ... Mr. Vimrm'i statistical i
reiwrt on foreign commerce will shew that , Uie opinuw mat tue mRnutaeturer wim. ny
report on lereigncoaiai , of y dcprrss0ll coikIHIoti ot bysi-
tbe entire exports o. nfc'ul.p.ro; , ns has been compelled to make an as
ductsfrem England to all other countries , llgmaft for lhe . of h ano
ds not equal tie internal eommercs ot tue i m cot fimj re(,r fe Ul(J 3f,itatton of y,at
United Stotes In like products. ' question, nor will tbe n'erace farmer be-
Ja2es Love, a cslored desparailo ot nihQ ven- eGtliasiastie over its discussion,
Denver, was lately sentenced- to fifteen xvitb his wheat not wrnlh as much in tlie
years imprisonment. The crime for which bin a? it cct him to produce it. The
he was sent up was tho stabbing of Tom , amount received by the Gorernmeat for
tnn,- Ire wa a membsT of an -Uncle dalles on imports U less than 5206.000,000
u u ftmiA ..m. ... -- t
Tom's Cabin" Company.
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The fifty-fourth rni-annual f"n
ot the Mormon Church recently Opened at
Salt Lake Cttv. President Taylor made a
congratnlary address, and Apostle TCood
son followed. In the afternoon Apostle to
renso Smith complimented the congrega
tion oa tbo number of babies present, and
boasted that the opposition of tbe whole
nation could not prevail against fruitful
use. 4The Lord," Apostle ArastU't Snow
said, had given m the earth, and wo must
multiply and replenish It." Tbe Taberna
cle was about half filled.
Dn. J. TT. Maetxx, of Little Bock, was
recently pursued by a mob, who charged
him with the commiuian ot an outrage on
the person ot Miss Hattie Lecherer, who
belongs to a very estimable family.
George i-.tevkss recently kidnapped bis
three-year-old little girl at Pittsburgh,
Fa. As the kidnapper was led Into the
police station the little guH constaaally
cried for "raamma."
DCEISO the week ended Oeteber 3rd
there were VM business failures in tbe
United Stotes and 23 in Canada a total ot
217 against 213 the previcu week. The
failures in the Southern States were more
numerous than usnab
A nORCicaxE recently swept over Ice
land, nineteen trading vessels and sixty
fishing boats were wrecked cfl" the coast,
and thirty-two vessels were disabled. The
less ot life was appalling, though tbe par
ticulars were a long timo -eming to light.
Tux Centennial Hotel at Beebe, Ark-,
burned, a few days ago. Tbe loss was
SEVEnar, penww- were seriously injured
not long ago at North Law. Oat., by tho
tall of a balcony. Tbe accident occurred
at aa agricultural fair, and was caased by
oven o wiling.
Ts. steamer Faraday, sr lone engaged
on tbe MackeyBennett cable, has been
lately delayed considerably by heavy
gales. The work Is progressing very
A v att named Frank Edwards was lately
found dead baruing from one nf the
bowlders ol tbe trestle work near Dallas,
Tex. A note found on him said ho was
hanged for stealing, but It is tfaought that
tbo note was a more ruse.
Two of the Gould Atlantic cable have
been broken about TOO miles eft Nova
Scotia. Sems parties sty the breaking Is
due to the stearaT Faraday's grappling
fer tho ".Bennstt-Mackay cable in that vi
Fhaxcis B. Hatts, whodie-1 reotntly r.t
Bastes, loft an estate valued tt $1 1.000,000
to his only son. He left in all S,W"J for
public purposes and ;23)J in private bo
A. C TTrurcn, of Kalamazoo, Mich.,
was recently caught in ono of th saws of
lVatkias & Stimsen's miM rod so horribly
mangled that he died a few minute after
wards. Two Danes, named Peter Mueller and 7.
Petersen, lately arrived at Victoria, B. C
having eome from tbe island of Kodiae, a
distance of !,"$ miles in a light canoe.
They were on tbeir way to San Francisco.
The canee weighed only seventy-fivo
ITTixTaeor S. Giuiat, a prominent ban
kerof New York, died a few day age.
He was bom at Marietta. U.. in 1SJ7.
Joux Goonwis, employed in Dlehl &
Johnson's fireworks manufactory at Cin
eianati, was net long ago blown to shreds
by the ignition of an esplosiva substance
which bs was mixing.
IV. F. IUcuakb. paymaster at Clarks
burg, W. Va., ami editor ot the UWlilf
Tettfrapi, was sot recently by A. C Os
borne. There was a woman in the casr.
At Xesva Ltrede, Mexico, tbsre has
lately been a reiga of terror over tbe mur
der of a Judge by E1 Coyote, ths Wolf,"
sne ot the rnot noton-ws riitlmn 7of 11
Mexiee. UuBdradsof citiaifl-lonbeir-ingtbatEl
Cyot hat gatberat 1.0 fol
lowers fer the purpose of cttaeking tbe
Tree recent failure of tbe large Jewelry
firm of Emil, Dshlbebner & Co., ot Cin
cinnati, eauted mueh excitement among
manufacturing jewelers iu Battleboro, Vt.
Several firms lost as mueh as rSJ.Wt
Tnc Centennial Hotel at Bebe, Ark.,
was recently burned. Less, iBWO; issur
Da. Rot B. Scon, a prominent citizen of
Dallas, was killed a few days ago by being
thrown from bis berse.
Jaxes Ellis, who s'uet and killed John
White not long ago, got twenty-one years
in tbe penitentiary at Louisville, Ky.
At Marquette, Mich., a coal mine re
cently took fire 1,103 feet liencath tbe sur
face. Great damage was done the mine,
and three men lost their lives. Tbo fire
broVe ont amenz tbe timLri.
' Br recent reports, tbe cfScers of the 2 e w-
I comb-Buchanan estate, at Louis rflle, Ky.,
were in a lacch worse condition than at
' first reported. lnvesUgat'n shows .mora
j fraud and a more desperate condition ot I
Sffalrs than was at fits t reported. 1
G0VERS0R ST. JOIIX.
fl.o Prohibition Numtneo for Trestdent
Isttif Ills Formal Letter or Arcrpl
Cuicago, October 1. The following ii
Me. St. John's letter of Ecccptance:
OL-s-Tiin, K.VX, September 20, 1SS1.
ITon. Samuel Dickie. Chairman of the Com-
My Deah Sin: In formally aiceptlnjr
tbe nomination for Ire?ident, tendered to
me br tbe National Inhibition Convention
at inttbtircli. la, July 2S, 18M. I take the
opportunity to state that while tbe honor
.! . , i
was neither sou-m nor
mbte.1. ')!Z?'!!' L'"ny,?,f
it is sreatlr annroriati
as it was, by a contention com
posed of delegates who in point of moral
orth and mental ability were fully cjaal
if not suprrior to any political comentlon
thatcer asseniblcd in this country. Tbe
war for tbr Vhion Is oer; tlie rebellion lias
,, j,i. fri-in siwr s'nliuwl-
. panseil away. asnl with thera
siiowu go oa prejuuiccsanusccisoiiaisuiiR
1 onlay the proiurts of Uie -North and boutu
Boat in friendly relations in the same chan
nels, tinder the same liar, ereiy section of
the country acknonlnlrinsa'IeAiice U the
same Government. There ite"cr wa a time
when onr icople could better atTurd to, and
when it was more important that
they should stop and think than now. j
AVitli luannfaeUiries sbuttin? down,
banks breaking merchants fail-1
ini; in business secuntici untttled,
Vt?4em wheat ceiling at the Iiorsc market j
for forty cent, per Imoliei, and bmiuredi ot
thousands of iudusirions meciianies and
Inlwrto; men who are wilting to work, but
can get nothing to do, it seems to inc flat
tlw time has come for the people, who are
the source of all political power, to call a
halt, ami stop and think, for there must be
a reason for this condition ot thins. The j
little time and frocc the old parties can ,
sarc after dealing out tbe full measure ot
personal abuse and vmficatkKi that each
seem to think tlie other merits, is mainly
devoted to discussion of the tariff question,
ignoring all matters that relate to the
moral elevation of tbe iminle. 1 am ot
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qitntiitlf 1 avw r ilwjTf lTTi ft-On rs-til
ueaiors or lntoxica'inc liquors in the I jilcd
gutes, tdi of whom pays to our (tovem-
wrat m jjjentMn, of wjlicll sam j
they arc )cmi!ttl to carry on their business
for a term of t'.velve months. When we
add to this the amount paid by (lbtlllen;
brewer and wholesale dealers, we End that
the interest of the Government tn tlie mas
nfartnre ami ale of iutoSKalins liquor is
about ebn.noo.coo annually, this tn-lue.
sanctioned as it is by the laws of onr cun- i State during the year. Including the rail
frv, costs the people at tlie lowest estimate ' mail claims, I.GtatdS acre. In Wisconsin
Sl.000.000 a year, not to speak of the de- I the total was 30.010 acre. 180.000 being by
Proved homes, debauched manhood, heart-! purchase, and 133.000 hv homestead entries
ache, crime and corruption it produces, j the "final homestead" amouBttac to JC,000
ThU ebgraeeful ousints should be sup- ; acre. It i c curious fart that i.iwl was
pressed : ml tbe enormous sum of , diapered of Jh rmlos than iwenlyevclt of
money that under the present systcill tbe forty-feVeh Slates ahdTerritoriesdmin
is worse tlmn thrown nwsy, saved ' the past jeaf. It will be a sur
l tbe people, and thus a prufedlan ! prise. tUwWti-s. to many person to know
wcmbl be gi"n to the iielnMrlei of this that any Gnrrmmfcht lands still remain
.tmntrr tliat wimhl chtble as sUccessfnlly to subject to purchase or Itomestcart rfi slieB
throw ouMioors ien wide to the coiapctl- oW States as Indrana. Illinois Iova, Mi
tioii of the worliL Ibe Republican and J snurl Arkansas. IxiuLslana. Alabama and
Democratic parties favor a continuance of Florida, yet it 1 a fact that lamb were
the manufacture and sale or intoxicating liomcteaded in every one of thee State
lienors as a beterage, while tbe Prohibition ilBrinc the pa't year, and that there wa one
party demand that the same shall be for-1 sale of Government lands In Ohio durin?
ever suppressed. Tints an Issue L presentec i the vpsr. Tiiere Vra an original homestead
to ibe iieople in which is invert e lhe pro- entry of forty acres in Indiana: one of 1S4
tectioii of oerr bntae th tlie lamL It is J acres in Illinois while in Iowa there wa
not n mere lecal fesue, either, but it is a na-1 over six thousand acre ot GoTcrnment land
tamal as wril as a practical question, upon dlioetl of dnring the year, and In the
which a1 large hly of citizens. acainO States bordering on tbe Gulf of Mexico
whose conviccioiis party discipline fa
powerless bave derided to vote, and they
will not lie found hailing between twe
ojMiiiiins imK-hhic this matter, bet will wort- bCi getieraliy rerosniwil lhai there are ev
and pra) and tote B?aiit lllte great evil i eral million acres of html in the Southern
until it is driven floni our land never to re- States yet belonginz to tin: Government,
turn. A Grverniiient is simply a ndlex ol I though the qnantity in some of thera ba
the imlivids.1 rnmimsing it. If we want been materially rolucc-1 by tlie elalni of
an honest, swier, Government, we must have
an bnnest, sober peeile, but we can never
have au honest, sober people a iomt bs tl"
trtiverHinent wmrtion tliat tUkrh nlaxes rts
eittrens i!WHnci, drunken and eoirupi
The (ceatration of 'irinciiiics wliich
I heartily rmloree, as set forth
ht the platform of the lrobi-
bitloR natty is entitled to the tboaglitfel
"nrmiileniUon and earnest jmpptirt of nil
xood citizens without regard to locality at
former inimical afiliatlens Our coentty
deed an ailiutnistnitioii that will tee above
mere partisan cwteWerslioas and in tbe
selection of lWie officials maKe
Bonesty, wibriety and cfticieiicy ami
not seryiee to tnrty, a test. It
should tie romlueteil not iu the Interests ot
sny particular section, party, race, or
Nttor, but b the lnteie.t of tbe whole peo
ple. Tft accomplish this all good citizens
should pnu4ly step to the front and b.
enuHtiil for tbe right. Tills Ia 110 time fer
dodging. Moral cowardice will never win
and surely never deserves a victory. Then
let us look to God for bis guidance, awl
fvaricssly and faitlitHlly do onr whole duty.
never donlitiug that lie will take care of
Very truly, jour friend.
Joiix I'.Sr. Jolts.
A Bold RoUm.
Nkw York, Scilcmbcr 2?. At noon a
well dressed man entered lh btiliroii oflleo
if Martin Sz IbiHyun, In ll'r basement of
Xo. 102 llnudtvo-. ami asked Mr. K. 1L
Young some leesttoas aliont tbe bars ot
gold which n ere exhibited in tbe shew win
dow. Tile bars have the fiene- and value
staiLpcd on them, and jieoo'ie often step in
and ask iueslious ab-tut fbeiu. Mr.
Voohc; pictel up one of the bm, whleli
was worth $59?, aiHl held It in his
bands while ae Icantil on tbe aiiler
and cxidalucd its marks. SuAIeLly tbe
tranger .snatched the bar and ran nut of
the dour Into tlie crowd which mw panting
mi tho sidewalk. Mr. Young leaped over
the couutcr ami followed shoHtbig "Mop
thief r Tlie thief ran up the steps of No.
100 Ilroxlway ami darted up tlie Malrs. He
ascended to the fifth floor and entered CoHt
slock' law oflkv. He fornid Mr. Comstoek
then; and told him very ik-tl that he wat
1 'eJesrraph lineman ami that be wished tc
io utit ou tbe tire escape ami fix J wire. He
jj-eBi-d a window, dtweiiriVd to the roof:
')ew. and went through the scuttle of an
Jirr liuilding to the street.
The largest dredging rmvh'ne In
tlie wrhi ho leen finhbeil and will be
ned in the t.acrainentn ami San Joa
iiiu swamp lauds iu California. Slio
lias been named Thor, and inoileied
after the best drudge now in use on
tbr Istliniii Canal, cutting nut a chan
nel and building a levee at the same
same time. The Thor i lol feot lonjj,
aud 61 feet wide, and ha .11 iron buck.
os witli a eapacity of ii cubic yardi
each, which can be fillet! and emptied
fourteen Uuies per minute.
A Jlinneapolis artist who lias been
doing Alaska during his smnnior vaca
tion says that all the members of Irs
party, and there wore seventv-five of
them, agreed that tho (Jruek Church at
Sitka is the liuost chureh in America.
It it built on tbe plan of a Grcekerus.
and the interior is u mass of uld aud
silver, of the ruagniliccncu of which
tlie writer says he can give no idea.
Who would have thought of going to
Alaska for an architectural masterpiece?
A police officer in Hartford bad hU
nose bitten ofT by a man be attempted
to arrest. Vartford FosL
Americans and Russians are coa
tidered the mess elegant dancers.
THE FCBLie DOXJrCi'.
Sales ot Public I.and Daring the Yaar
Dakota Urmila iic Column.
TV-vsmsnTox, October 2. One hundred
and fifty thousand new and happy Immcs is
tbe reconl of tbe Land Ofllee in the year
JnUeiTiled. Vnelc Sam seems to continue
-rich enough to give us all a farm"' in spite
of the cry that we liave been hearing for
leant that tlie public Iamb, are nearly ex-
; hansted, Tlie lands dliposnl of hi tlie
years ended June 30, ISSt, amounted to
over twenty-six million acres, or allowing
a quarter of a section tu carii farm, over
160.000 farms. Nearly eish
Nearly eight millioa acres 1
road cranls) are but eighty acres, it is afe
to say that 73.030 of these have been given
away to thos? who now occupy tlicm. Dakota
lias bull tbe great attraction to ttuxj
seckinc new homes tliis vrar. Over eleven
I inHHon acres liae been dlsixned of in tills j sorb at clgbty-threc cents or more, as an
, way in that Territory alone in the past year, i ticipatcd, only 3ii amved. October
while Iu no other State or Territory does the
amount reach one-third of tliat total. Tlie
next in amount ot land disposed of is Ne
braska. Thrre tho total U 3,000,000,000
acres. Ot the 1 1.000.009,000 acres disposed
ot in Dakota. 3.000.000.000 wcic in home
steads, 2.000,000.000 more by cash sales
nearly 2,000,000.000 more by the "timber
culture act" and .i.000.000,000 set aside by
seioction of tbe railroad ct-mpanics. This
does not, however, mean that thU quantity
has been granted lhe conipanic. On the
contrary, they pet none of it until the ques
tion of their nrht to it las been settled by
Onzressor tbe courts. Iho lands which
they select, however, are set aside by the
I-ind Ofllee, withdrawn from settlement or
tlie right of purriiase or homestead until
this question is settled. If tlie decisions aro
averse to the railroad companies tbe lands
will then be thrown open tn settlement un
der the howestead and oilier laws. Tlie
amount of bind "selected by the railroad
coinnanies during the pat year, which they
claim to be due them under tlie acts grant
ing IheHi land to aid in the construction ot
mads. Is over 8.800.000 seres. Of this,
however, only ("47.122 acres were ii
hnteiV'or absolutely ennted to tlie rail
ways claiming it. ami this amonnt was to
roads where there was no d-lta that they
bail failed fally to eomHr with tlie require
ments of the Original act, which granted
them lhe land. Th lrge proportion of
the lands thus claimed in the past ear by
liaving been -Sdcctmr by tho repre
enutires of tlie companies are In
Dakota, whero orcr .'.OOO-OOO acres
were so selected and are et aside to awail
the action ot Consress or the courts.
n patented to
jUs ended. In
not a siuclc acre in the Territory, bavin;
the railroad tn the year
Minnesota the cash sales
amounted, in tlie year to SOT,?! acre, the
original homesteads to 441. i., entries to
05.333. and "Biiscellancnus' which is
moitly matlc tip of
the n.vnjtoAD sr.t.rrnoxs
to TOS.oO-2, making a total amount ot land
withdrawn from the public domain
I over liirec million aejp. inelmllng some
pretty large claim bvra.Mioads In LnUNintia
' not yet rertrrRiieiL II is a fact ptt?!b!T
There Ihw been !
rush for lancbt in I
i Ix'i""ian by rsiiwav inat craitn M
hav rfclit to certain grant made rear ago ,
J and tlie terms recently crnplicl with. .
I Vbether their claim will be reeegni-rI is I
j tcerriiln. Thev have, howvver, made a j
, tremendous zTak filing on cverv available ,
I acre of land in tho State. o that instead of
i the:r bdntr nearly two millkm rcres of lanil
hi Lntikiana bic't to ile-rmilnii or ItoraC"-1
4fe4ig there is now none, tlie claim uion
the html by the railwav couipanle reiinir- 1
az their witlHlrawal from the market until I
the valltHtv of the demand i deckled niion. '
Tliere are tone fart about the "public do-
ntiiln not generally urnlerJroil. vit
'"!rS"""KYTirilhr theatre When the bill dleg Tras
for histanec. that .i hact nu.ro than hss
been re-ilbed f..r It. Yet sneh I the
ftct. The jurlitlp i!tmtiln rOi,mIn In 1
rottml tthmrirrs i.tHl.o60.WK acres ami has ;
eot $3SH,WH.0O0. r about nuM-leen cents .
per acre. There has Iwn dltl of In j
varMH wats hteMou.Hwi acres, lira iouu
of eST.b00.0M. Sn that the ru-t Itas Uvu
oter enebarxlred rsillims of dollar n.orc
1 than the receipts fur rani sold tint far. It
s ata a common etim tb.t Uie lwlk ot
tho iblfe lands hatre been tli-;fil r.U
The feet h thai RU.0Sfl.uOU acres out of
1408,000.090 aeres have licen di-pnetl of.
tbtrtigh tn this opcrs&m the liost land have
lice! selecte.1. Init little purely agricnJlHral
lamU retneining hi the hand of the T5ov
ermnent. Over four humlrnl million acres
of that remaining i counted "desert lanrts"
thoucJi it I probable that much ot it will be
cultivated a orntery hence.
iHilnHi.hlni; X frirne Meridian.
V.HiXfK, October 2. The Intema
Uenal Prime Mcrbltaii Conference began a
em jr-terda; . Forty delegates were
present, represeetin.; tWcnty-Uilre CouIt
tries Seeretary Preilnslinyen weJcomeit
the tlehsales ami suercstt-J that Count
I-nvithaatr. the SwnliMi Minister dlld
Demi of liptHWtIc Corp be irfe tern-,
porary rlMirman. On taking trie ciiatr
Count LewetthaHpt cczeted the Admiral
C. 1L I. Itozers ehalrmalt or lh
. ....su. ... , .,,,1,. .uimtniMtr
ctainaaiit. Admiral Ilogers on aumiiig ,
the chair, drfined the object of the enn-
ventwn to lie the iabirsh;ng of a pnme
Hv-rMiaH. and be hepeii tbere would lie wry
little trotfWc m csTcrtitrg stidi a result
.V -t amrr Nwnk.
C.vtKti. Iu-, IVbibec a. The stearaci
MrtmiialK the rvgutar packet between I'a
dtteah ami MtfsnH-o".. wa swaMpetl WWIt
tryittc to Uud, amW the terribte storm whieli
(auenl over this seetkm at five p. m. day be
fore ytatiTihiy, near Breoklyiu Tbe waves
ran rttuiely over the bnat, fillfag tbe ojien
hull, h. rhrh Ibe maehimr? waslocatnl,
arl tamiuc her over hi efeht fi-ct of wati-
Her mier wrks were latlly wrecked. No
live.-, were Inst The vessel ws Tallied at
Drt. ami way be saved if the water il"C
not rise to fot. Xo irisuranrc is rerorteib
Gentgn Cowling awl Kichanl Anstln. ot
MetropolK are the owners The boat was
Hgbt at th time.
A Xsrrow Kea".
WlLMlXGTOX, Dcu, October 3. A
-rveial fnmi Klfctuu, McL. says: lr-elligcnre
ha rracfaed here that ealssou No. 9 ot the
Baltimore & Ohio bridge, over tlie Sustuie
La ma River at Freuehtown sunk at eight
o'doci csterday uiomuig. The caisson
wa.- finally hoatetl with alt pressure and
the rater pumped out of tlie first chamber.
U'Biien, the foreman, descended and opened
the door where tha men were found, six In
a-'L t. an exhausted condition. As soon as
0"Bi n signaled c:i that the men wens
alive, tot:d cheers were given. Tlie depth
of water where thtj raU-son sunk was sixty
five feet. '
TILE SHORTS SQUELZEU.
Clnf ot the Sptmler Corn Corner A
Cicantlc Deal HyAVhleh 91100,000 TV
'ritrd Tho Ir Domerelfally Cored
br Ibe Balls J-y Conld llehlnd the
CllnaoWllhsaoO.OOOto rrol ret Them.
Cnieico, IU-. September 30.
To-day winds up the September corn
deal. At opening this morning numer
ous pairs of "Short" eyes were glued to
tbe commission office bulletin boards,
and as the suspense ol their owners grew
more and more difficult to disgu!c, tha
many attitudes sccaied to illustrate an
inward prayer for "JLucucr or rnt,"
The only Blucher hoped for seemed to be
iuM Iently large receipt to break the
corner's back. But B ucacr tarrit d oa
tbe way. Instead ot the two thousand
car-load of corn for the corner to a!-
com opened at 57 1-tc.: hut lor ten or
fl.lecn minutes there Wa"s no tiding ot
September. Finally the tickers Ciickcd
off eighty five for tbe deal. Taca tt wa
r ported that Mcilcury for Uie corner
wjs offering to buy or sell at that figure
g viug j-horu an opportunity to step up
and settle at thatflzure.
One of the most exciting Keaes ever
known on the Board of Trade occurred at
the one o'clock close. Matty cent bids
were made for halt mil ioa lots ut Sc
umbcrcorn br tbe clique, while actual
sa.es were niidc as high as clghty-stven
on bicallcr.ut. Pandcmonlau prevailed,
and the din of voices was terrible. It is
reported that eiabt cars so d at ninetr
cents dci.vcrru at me :p.m. session, anu
cb c car Were sold about the same Urn.
en the other side of the pitat cijhty three
Cent-. Cash corn sold low a flay -eight
cents on one side of the p t, while on the
other frigbtenid shorts were bidding a
high as clghty-ltrcc cents. Soms heavy "
laLurcs are looked for before the day
The -Eren fny Jafl says P. BAVcsre uas the
bead broker ol tbe ScpteraLcr corn deal,
and '.. W. SImra -us, x-l'tc-Idcntof the
Northwestern Teleitajih tVmp uy, the
juwer chind the thro c. La-t night ai
re the director ol ths Board ot Trade
had fixed the margloa prici ol corn at
flitt fire cents, Simmons, Wciro and
others of the clique hc.d a contereaca to
consider what should be done In cse
they ' ere caJcd upon for margins b-yond
their power to put up. The resu t wj
Slmmo:.3 wired Gould fir fa d. an I the
latter responded insnerd r npoa h
strongest bank in Chicago to alow tb:
cllnue to draw on t Is accounts. 2 0,00 J.
As tt happened, however, margins were
not called. It Is understood that the
c Iqirs rea ItrtlS 1.500,0) nit, and tba
U dea. will be tarried Into October, on
wUch dealers arc already ivcral ml lion
Lu:htf s shor.
TUE EIGHTY TALLES.
Kent! anil rhyleal Ollap r Jhn SIo
Coliousli, the Grent Tracedlnn All En
saxemrnU Canceled and the Company
Chicago. Iu. Octoler t.
Hn drrfa w ruled lit Ir wayt-jMcVicfc.
er's Theater iast night for ths purp c ol
witnessing J. hn McCullougb's impersoa
llon of the Gladiator, only to find the
Joors ! eked and tb- theater In darkness.
Te"crday aftcrnooa J essfs. Brooks,
MeCulluugh'o ma s g r, and Pr cc, his
press ag nt, waited upon 1'r. McVleker
for the purpose of euzgesting thit the
engagement be cancelled. They found
tae vttcran manager 111 ISe sani frame
ol mind and In a few moments It wis
decided to cancel all atcs nd
send 'be company to Xiw
York. Notice were accorm-giy
i ,.n, ,, oncs . the thra'ers Interesteil
;,. th. rlnters. newspapers and bill
posters. All this wasdjue wiiumt con
suit twin with McCeTotlja, and It was !
1 d.cidcd not to br as the news too sa i
a n!v to him. An hour or two at r, ;
Mr. Keene, the tragrdian who had oeen
taken into the conflil tice 01 .Messrs.
Br oks and lYcc, met Hr. Mcuul onjn
01 the corner ot tatc and Mo tjc
streets -tanJln? la the static ider a
big uriibrc la and seemingly having uo
purpose In v ew. There wa no raia
tor lgn of any. Tbe couple gr.eted
each oth- r conllally. SIc uilou;h said
be was gol g to rebcarsrf; that he btd
nrn'c a terrt de break the night beloret
thath-: wr-s Inb rnal ertou, and that
evervbody was hounding hint.
"Thry say I'm a dying man," he said
bltttrlv. "Bab! why don't they let me
Mr. Kene tr'cd to soothe him, an
1 .orlltvj- arm . the two P
oc tflcH towani
"..I'wSL ZZ- tt ,'2
! MiuS at lhey wcrc Sln- tha wroBS
"iTou're going trrtrard tiw dives,'
Yes," rep led McCullougb, blttcrlr
"It -rcms t mc that a dive Is just where
I ought to make for."
Fbi 1 y c wa p r utded 1 1 entsr fe
t catc-. and the rehearsal commenced. It
was soon .c u th t th act r was tatally
an q al t lite r le o! lhe Gl dlttor.
then Kicheli u was trie ', Willi the se
rrsti t. At this point J'r- McVleker Catoe
on the stage id with Mr. Brooks dell
cate y announced to Mr. McCuJIough the
deter (nation which had been arrived a:
To their surrrlo he hea oil a sigh, ami
szil I he was uot wed enough to plar, awl
that nolnHly com cruetl sh mid lose cent
I h could prevent it. Tfcey went to th
!n-te and Mr. MCC11I0U3I1 allowed bim
se f io he put to bed. Maiiyof lllsfrleH s
fav tint thos who saw biHi on the
stage Momlav nigh had the last Io. k
at Jrbn McCuleajh a an aetor. Mr.
Kccnc siy tliat to hare cent uued V e
ea n would have been to thre iten hi
sanity iud his life. It U admitted ly
th attending phrsic ans and a ew ln
tlma'c friend, a" though the latter 01! v
breatl- It In a whisper, ttat h I su'
lag from paresis 1 progresslv para y
sl, (the amr a'li Hon which ba "Vt-r-tskrn
Mr. S orcy, ot th Chicago 7tat,)
and that the p asibilltla of uccel.
tr atment arc reudo cd th nl -re difileal
by h s jlf-wil , and his ujierminaitou vw
ful.ow indidgen e which caa only ag--.
ravat- thecomp a nt.
The 3Iiincillaii Mnoii I"eat.
Kirsr Yohx, feresabtrJO.
On Tborsusy every Chlnanun tvh
gets a cbaacc tv.ll rjxj at lhe moon fer
an instant and then ce'ehrat tbe event
by as many fcstlvit'es as hi pock t-btok
tvll ptrrnit. The chief festivity Is lhe
makius and esUiug of caks Tbse re
semble London por-pie, but arc cats
tli c.l with a mixiu e of waurHrelon-sced,
almoi.ils, wainuu and a Chiueso nut
cawed g -sma, alt made into a thick paste
tvtth quti ce jetlv. Moon feast will be
given on Thur.day eveulng br tho icad-"t-
merchants aad traders tu Molt street.
htcent by Mre.
Qruacc. Cax., Septembcra).
Early this morr.bg the declared
itse f in tbe borough of Louisa VHIe.
situated about fi ty miles Srom Montreal,
and at la.t accounts over iwcnty hnutcs
had been destroved aad the fire wis still
ran ng. Ass!:auce had been tclrgraph-tl
for to Three Biters Th tire l supjKned
tu have origluated la the vlclmtv ot tho
i ubllc market, and tha building being
ucarly all wooJen, with shlngte roots, It
spread rapidly. There was a strong
wind blowing, whbh fanned the fire,
aod ttules It fUbsUed down there wat
.nOiintf ciplrt save lhe whole town fxoor
-j belsg laid la aA
The Indianapolis SJrnilnrl Demands that
air. Ulalne Answer TwelTe 2Xure Qars
iMHAS.vroias Octobers. Iu the United
District Court yesterday in tlie Blalne-Scnff-ntl
libel suit, the attorneys for the Sentinel
filed a bill ot dbcorcry and twelve interrog
atories The bill begins by stating that
Blaine pretends to have been secretly mar
ried to Harriet Stanwood at Mlllsburg, Ky.
June 30, ISoO, which claim ts wholly denied
by the orators The bill further alleges
tltat Mr. Blaine was lawfully married for
the first and only time to Harriet Stanwood
in Pittsburgh. March 2t, lt, and that said
marriage was not one of love and affection oa
tbe part of Blaine, but compulsory, as
charged iu tbe original bill. Tho bill then
stales that full information concerning a neighbor who had once owned alawn.
Ihcoo matters is in possesion ot Mr. Blaine. but had inadvertently lost it by giving;
and the discovery of such evidence b ncc- 1 it a heavy top-dressfn'j of rsortgage
c?3ry to enable the orators to make good j Though cruel fate anu the shert dnsd
the Issues upon their part, and the mat erof
the bill is that Mr. Maine be ordered to an
swer tositivcly. under oath ami without
evasion, the following interrogatories:
First State whether or no a rcairiage. If (
any, in any manner or lorni. toot place be
tween you and Miss Harriet Stanwood on
the roth day of June, 1M0, If so, declare
upon oalli in what building, house, apart
ment or residence said marriase took place,
at what hour ot that day or night, and the
names of all persons inr-luiling the niroe
of the judge, minister, magistrate or (other
officer or person who perforated tho crro
mony of snch mrrriage If any such officer or
person were present.
Second Declare upon oath whether or no
there was any magistrate, minister. Judge
or officer present on such occasion, and It
so what person there present said or pro
nouacul tlie words of the marriage con
tract. Third State whether or no any words
terms or lsngiraro concerning a marriage
contract were said or uttered by any one in
your presence or by ourseiror by Miss
Stanwood on that occasion, and if so state
the words so said or uttered, or give the
snb-viance of the same and the name of tbe
person or persons by whom they were said
Fourth Stale whether or no you were
acquiinical. nu the SOth of June, 1ST), with
S. L. or Samuel L. Blaine; if you were w bat
rolat-on be was to yourself, where be re
sides: at that time, what was hi business or
occupation, whether or not be Is livbig,
and If be be dead, where and whrii did lie
Fifth State whether or no yon were ac
quainted .ni the sotii of June. IS.0, with
I she was to Harriet Stanwood: where she !
sarah CSlanwood: II yea, what relation
resh'ed at that time, and what was her j
business or occupation; whether or not she
Is tiring: If she be dead, when and where
did i.be die.
SHth Slate what your age was on the
SOtbday of June. 1S30, and state also If
you know what was the age of Harriet
Stanwood on tlie same day.
Seventh State whether ornoyonaccom
pan'ed be person whom you married there
to nttsbunr. Pa, In March. 1S31. If yes
state what other person besides yourself
Slate i. utuci jrrvu ueaiucs juiu
accAmpanled heron tlie Journey thither or
an narttlirrmf. Give the name of sceh i
person If any and the rclstiun such person
. .: . z .
bore to the person whom you married, or
Llglitb Declare upon oath particularly
frOctn hut point or place you accompanied
the- person ycu married at Pittsburg
In March, 1S31. on her Journey to that
city, and state urtlcularly at wliat point or
sakl journey you jolnctl ber. or ,
ler party and comranioas if any ,
lie and ber
on the way to said citv.
Ninth Slate particularly what tecamo ot
ber comraniiius or the persons wlio accom
panied her. if any, after the marriage cere
mony had been iierforuied at the city of
Pittsburgh a fore-aid; how soou she lett
littsburgh after marriage: where she went
to thence; wbo arccrapanled her, if any one
Ihl, on her journey.
TiHj State whetlier or not you left the
rf f rtt,jnin,i. .r.r Toar oarriaire in
ivsi. as aforesaiiL Iftrslww soon after
1 aid marriage did yon leave said city, ami
! to what point or place did 3 ou go tl.erefrnm.
I Eleventh State whetberornojoudidnot
I immediately after your marriage at Pitts-
burgh. In Merch. 1S3I. leave sakl city of
Pittsburgh ami go thence to Drennon
Spnugs K;, and if yea. state bow long
you stayed or rcmarnetl at sai-l urennor:
, Springs, and whctlicr or no during yonrstay
' or rcs-lence at said last named pbire you
did not pass yourself off ami liold yourself
1 frth in scciety tliere and on your way
1 thither as an unmarried man, and whether
I or no you did not pay attentions and con
( doct one or more courtship witlt joung nn
1 married ladles as a vbitor to them at that
1 Twelfth Declare upon oath about what
! time yott left Drennon Springs and how
', sonn thereafter ami where you rejoined your
I wile, and where you were ami in what bttsi
, ncss or calling you were engaged during the
tvriod between the time you left Drennon
' Springs, ami that in which you rejoined
jour wife to Hve with ber. if you did so join
' The orator ask if thec interrogatories
! are not answered fully ami truly, that
further proceedings in the case be rerpc
rartienlara ot the Rtrrnt ItayQclJ
tlrnt Nearly al! Kiltrtl.
Sr. l'.rx. Mi.x October !. Froru the
local effieos of tlie Oraalia read and sociali
tbe following additional particulars of tin
railway accttlent near Ilaylielii are learned
The train consisted of three ttat. ami had 1
crew of twenty-two men, who were all rid
ing on th engine and tender. The engine
plunged into a w-shout, the boiler waj
staved in antl escaping steam added
to tbo horror of the disaster. Every
man, Ini one. wa -killed or Injured,
two. Johnon antl MeCoruMdl, were billed
otttricht. and nine others badly scalded. Tn
womttbtl were remoteil to Ashland where
four more died betnre morning, a follows:
J. McCov. conductor. Emy: J. A. Babo
htwi. engineer. Altonna: T. Kills fire
HMR.amlJ. MeCarth. It is belieted that
ftree tuore wHI die from seablinz. Ten
eodioswere ordercil fnmi St. Paul this
HHinthtg. which indicates that the number
of tlcUuisUeveii greater.
HrMiotat St. John.
Sri ijvax. Ino. October 3- Some vll-
laiu Ural into the car in which Governor St.
Joliii sat on hi way from Carlisle to Terre
Haute night before ht. The hall passed
tkrrmah the window out tlie opposite side
making a dean bole and lodging iu the side
on which St. Jubu sat and a little iu front
of him. Tlie train was just slowing up
south of here when the shot was fireiL 11 be
ing exactly eight o'clock. The Governor
took the matter coolly and no iCsrurbance
was made. Man ou the train were not
aware of tho occurrence. There is no due
to the motive or Identity of tbe person wbc
fired the snob
A llollrr Ksplo-ion.
Fhedbricxsiivbii. TnsAs, OatoberS. A
large toller in the mill and cottrei gin ot
Edward MaUr exploded w.lh terrific
force. John UccKer. tae loreuan, was
instantly killed, George Gcndes a work
man, was fatally scaliicd. A boy naraed
Knapp to fearfully scatucd tml will die.
Edward Maler, proprietor, was seriously
raided about tlie bead, and two or three
-mnTovws were slightly Injured, Both the
mill aad gm were completely wrecked.
The work of clearing away the debns and
searching for other possible victims was
continued late at nhjbt. Tbe !os is esti
mated at 20,000.
My physician, who recently CHed y
system full of quinine and nux-vomica.
and similar health-food, and got my
liver to a:jata take up it works where it
had left o J, aad restored me in a toler
ably healthy condition to my friends,
several of whom; fearing; aa assessment
for funeral expenses, had been much
concerned about my recovery, said that
I must take more outdoor exercise. Ho
advised me to play a little solo once or
twice a day at my wood-pile, using; a
sharp saw. and to dally for an hour or
two of the pIoaant summer afternoons
with the pay and tuneful lawn-mower.
I am a person who will take advice,
especially when 1 have to pay for it at
full rates whether I take it or not: so I
added a wood-saw to my personal ef-
fiw. and hnrmtrnl als.wn-mower from.
snatched awav his lawn, no nao. neiu o&
to his lawn-mower as a sort of faratr
heirloom, which he wanted to hand
down to his posterity, not necessarily
for publication, bntasan evidence that
he had on?e rcwned a lawn.
Thb year my neighbor had all hU
available real estate under a chicken
coop, and he said I could use tha lawn
mower all summer if I would be kind
to itand not leave itoutof nigaUto fall
into tho hands of some person wai
would forcct to btiaz it back in tlitf
morning, l assured htm that whtlo tn
my charge hb lawn-mower should not
get into bad company.
I think I feel a great deal bolter for
the exercise I havo been taking. I
would not havo believed, had I not
tested tho matter to my own satisfac
tion, that outdoor exercise would have
so thoroughly agreed with me.
I began by sawing a cord of oak
wood into stove lengths. That is. I
sawed all of the cord'savo that which
a tramp sawed under my personal di
rection. 1 had just got a stick on tho
horse, and had hung my coat oa tha
willow, as the poet remarks. when the
tramp came along' and said ho hail
had nothing to esi since the middle ot
tho week before aad wa3 hungry, and
would saw awhile for me for soma
breakfast. A person who is hungry or
dry always touches my deeper sym
pathies and besides, I had long had a
great desire to see a tramp atworic.
After he had appeased his appetite I
mvc him tbr- saw, anu tnca sax unasr
a tree and i -ched him throw all tho
vigor anit entluuiasm ot nu nature mis
the rorir. itwa ino moss cuiuyauiu
outdoor exercise I ever had, and I ca
tered into tho spirit of it with great eclat.
llcfore tea o'clock I was feeling like a
new man, at clcrcn I believe 1 had
gained a pound, and at twelve I had an
appetite like a thrashing-machine.
Then the tramp said if I would give
htm hb dinner and a dollar ho would
tinbh the wood pile, aad laccepte.ltho
....w-. - .- - g r r S i r
proposition at once, though! feared, J.
was excecdinsrlhe oroper allotvacc- of
. a ..- .
exercise as prscrioca oy my no et .
cellent physician. But I wseraed fm
stond it so wettthieoaM Wir!sr
anv ill results.ssfipt-
The following day I brought hv,
the lawn-mower. Every person who -has
run a lawn-mower for any length
of Umc Lknows what a joy foreverkis.
But I should feel more fneadly ts hws-
cold weather rather thH I the keii tat
summer, aney come xa. matntt as
time when they do not till me wtflt as
much delight as a claret-punch with
two straws in it, and I do noCthtnk at
this writing that the habit of running a
lawn-mower would, under any circum
stance, grow upon me until I could not
shake it otT. I feel that I could turn
awav from the wiles of the lawn-mower
at anv moment without dccp-scatcd re
gret." I may be mistaken, but I am
willing to put myself on record to that
I ran my adopted lawn-mower until
I acquired a blister on each hand about
the sizo and shape of an adult almond,
and then I hired a man to run it whita
I sat in the shade of the porch and
directed his conrse. After that tbe
exercise was extremely pleasurable. I
enjoyed it very much and I felt that it
was doing me great good. I don't
think there is any more healthful or
pleasant outdoor exercise than that af
forded by sitting in the shade and di
recting the campaign of a gay and
tuneful lawn-mower, which, staging
merrily as it goes, in the hands of the
hired man. trim off your lawn till it
looks a if it were covered with green
velvet carpet worth seven and a-hall
dollars a yard.
j When the doctor came ont next time
to look at my tonguo and charge np
another Tisit, he sa;d he had never seen
a convalescent pick upin flesh aad take
oa a healthy color as rapidly as I
seemed to be doim. He then advised
me to be careful and not overtax mj
strength: after whicn r.e ten a-utu oi
SG7.50 and tore himself rather rclua
P. S. Since the above was written 1
have again sat on my porch and mowed
my lawn, and I think I enjoyed tb
exercise even more than at tho first
performance, ilr proxy, who fol
lowed tha lawn mower around as I
linvf rat. sars he never saw- a man toil
with n much zeal and enthusiasm as 1
do when I get in earnest about it and
become thoroughly warmed up at my
31 v health is improving very rapidly.
I called for a third piece or pie to-day
at dinner. And just here, while I think
about it, I want to w that it seems to
me that pies are cut much lower in the
neck and shorter m the sleeves this
seaon than formerly. This Is a fashion
1 do not like, and some day, when my
time is not taken up so much br out
door exercise as it is just now, I desire
to use ten or eleven columns of Puci
ia calling for reform in the growing
tendency of the American people to cut
pies in fourteen or fifteen pieces Srofi
ll'ay, m 1 'tffJfc.
A traveler in South America de
scribes a very unpleasant spider that
lives there: hea a person passe near
one it starts up atd gives chase, and
will often follow for a distance of thirty
or forty yards. I came once vert near
ly bcing'bittcn by one of these savage
creatures Hiding at an easy trot over
the dry grass 1 suddenly observed a spi
der pursuing me. leaping swiftly along
and keening up with my beast- I aimed
a blow with my whip, and the point ot
the lash struck ths ground close to it
when it insisatlr leaped upon aad raa
up the lasb. and was actually within
three or four inches of my bind wfaea
I flung tho whip from me.
When It rains ia Mexico It pours.
At PaehucA a number of men wera
nassin? a bridce wbe a storm bezas.
j.. .f tliMHis-iujlu. Ik KrTil m frr
shelter. Thrirr r so quickly that
, . , j -rt jrf. WM swept
down the ctvMM, raaay saihu, beiu.7
torn to pisses' ea the trees ad stoai.