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SATI03TAL BEKEFIT AKD
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,
flfcisociation is mutualnd provides weekly benefits in sickness to both
nafcaid females from five to fifteen dollars Per week, certificates written up
from five hundred dollars to five thousand, application fee, four dollars ner
$ 1,000. pvingo per week benefits. All certificates in thisAssociation after five
rears previous become incontestable after death; from any cause whatever
This is the only benefit association in the States doing this special business
tb pivmg the beneficiaries full assurance of a benefit when the provider is
dcail and gone no meetings to attend of any kind. Richard T. Greener Esq
FreMdent ; Robert E. Boston, Yice President ; Joseph Brooks, Esq Treasurer
lifted Barlow, Secretary. ' x ' xiedurer .
obertE. Boston, Esq.,
lessee Bumbry, Esq.,
Albert Mcintosh. Esq.,
Bishop T. M. D. Ward, Rev. R. J. Daniels,
John M. Brown, Dr. Jolly, cor. of 3d and D, X. W.,
Rev. Edward "Willis, Dr. Purvis, surg., charge of Freedman's Hospital
Rev. Madison M. Gaskins, Dr. Marsteller, 229 D Street. N " V
Rev. Robert Johnson, Dr. Julius F. Reinhardt, 728 8th Street, S. E
Genuine Mark-Down Sale
AT THE -
LONDON MISFIT STORE,
912 F STREET,
OPPOSITE MAS02STC TEMPLE.
At Forty Gents on the Dollar.
10 suits reduced to $4. $12 suits reduced to 5. $14 suits reduced to $6
$lfi suits reducedto 7.
3 suits reduced to 1.25. $4 suits reduced to 1.75. 6 suits reduced
io $2.50. 7 suits reduced to 3.00. 12 suits reduced to 5.00
Seersucker and Linen Suits at jour own prices. White Vests, Linen Duck
and Marseilles, 48 cents. Men's Dress Pants reduced to 1.50, 1.75 and' 2 00
Men's "Working Pants reduced to 55 and 65 cents.
THIS SALE FOR TEX DAYS OtfLY.
912 F Street, 6 Doors from 9th Street.
Dr. C. J. IVills, late one of the medi
cal ollicers of her majesty's telegraph
depa -tii ent in Pe sia, in his volume
mi "Modern Persia" ays that he had
heard from a Swedish physician at
Sh!raz that scorpions, when they see
no chance of escaping capture, com
m t suicide: He told me, that when one
was surrounded by a cii cle of live coals,
it lan lound three timea and then
stung itself to death. I did not credit
this, supposing that the insect was
probably scorched, and so died. I hap
pened one day to catch an enormous
scorpion (if the black variety. In Per
sia they r.rc of two kinds, black and
lit green, or greenish yellow; the
Wack variety being supposed to be
much th more venomous. The full
grown scorpions generally are from
two to three inches long; I have seen
one live inches when extended from
the tip of the claws to the sting, but
he was phenomenal. The one I caught
was very large, and to try the accuracy
01 what I supposed to be a popular su
perstition, I prepared in my courtyard
a circle of live charcoal a yard in di
ametT. 1 cooled the'bricks with water,
so that the scorpion could not be
scorchel, and tilted him from the
finger-glass in which he was impris
on 1 unhurt into the center of the
open space; he stood still for a mo
ment, then, to my astonishment, ran
tap dly round the circle three fr.mes,
cau.e back to the center, turned up his
ta 1 1 where the sting is), and deLber
aitly, by three blows, stabbed or stung
himself in the head; he was dead in
an instant. Of this curious scene I
was an eye-witness, anl I have seen it
rcpeatid by a friend in exactly the
same way s.nce, and with exactly the
same result. For the truth of this
statement I am prepared to vouch.
The Pennsylvania railroad owns
toore than 365 locomotives.
Lightning recently struck a tele
graph pole and ran along into the office
at Coatesville, Ind., when the operator
seated at the instrument excitedly
telegraphed baok: "Don't send so
fast ? Springfield SepublicaJh
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iPXAJSTOS -AJSTD ORG-ANS
For Sale at Reasonable Prices, on Easy Terms,
Tailing, Repairing and Moving promptly attended to. Cornets, Violins, Flutes
Guitars, and everything in the music- line for
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THE LAWS OF THE
AT WASHINGTON, D. C.
Joseph Brooks, Esq.,
Alfred Barlow. Eso..
Jas. A. Mathews, Esq
TT-tra-r-ir -FmiymIv should be sunnlied
1 vith books and each houstil.o'.d should,
is far as tne r aouuy win u.uw, u- -jure
a family library. There is no
timating the value of a few well
lelected books. Children should be
ndmed to begin early toimprjve their
ninds, and nothing draws them more
;o study than gooJ, sound periodical
iterature, and wcll-sele.ted books
)ooks adapted to th -ir age and pro
gress and their elucaton. Money
jannot be better expended Instead
)f toy? and perisha" le gifts, purchase
Dooks for your children. Every few
nonths add something new to the
ibrary, andbe sure t) preserve the o d
works. Let there ba in the house a
Dookcase, shelves, some p'.aze where
;he books and papers are deposit? t
nave them carelully preserved and
joon a liitla HanJiul will swell into
irmfu'.s, and the minds of the children
ill expand with the increase of the
ibrary until a good store will be found
;n the house, and much knowledge
will be gained by the growing children.
Good books, a taste for reading, will
seen the children at home and makj
;hem happy in the family circle, whe-j
otherwise they will be straying off
hunting society, looking for something
to encase the in nd and satisfy the
ravines of a hung w intellect. Game)
and worldly am.-S3rnents are sub
statute for bo.ks, and intellectual
eulture, where there is no librarv at
aome, no food f ouul for the pairing
mind. Let parents think cf these
things. 3Iuch, very much depends on
the early training of the child in
regard to study, as well as other fcnags.
Jfchnrch and Home-.
WORDS OP "WISDOM.
Top much reserve makes us miser-
abj?leasant ttnghts make pleasant
lives. . , n
He that doeth no injury fears no
Sveof money Is a great enemy
to honestf. .
The first great work is that ourself
may to yourself oe true.
TM us not in mournful numbers
That this life is but a dream,
When a girl that weighs one hundred
Gels outside a quart of cream
And then wants more.
L;fe is real, life is earnes1,
Anl tbegirlB know what they need,
But on cream thsy are the bi?go3t
Set ta show their grit and greed.
New York Times.
Be not like dumb, driven oattle,
Be a hero in the strife;
Never with her molher battle,
Save the ice cream for your wife.
Let ue, then, be up and doing,
"With a heart for any fate;
But never let us go a-wooing
Girls that want another plate.
Lives of such girls all remind us,
Aswe floatadown the stream,
That the boj's who come behind us
Will have to pay for lots of cream.
And. departing, leave another
Bill for unpaid plates of cream,
Which, perhaps, some forlorn brother,
Seeing, may take heart again,
And get trust also.
New YorkE. It. Journal.
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to treat, though cash wo borrow,
Deserted when Ave cease to pay.
Trust no girl, however pleasant,
With one plate to be content;
She'll eat until her lover hasn't
To his name another cent.
And then shake him.
Ice cream flies when girls are eating,
And our hearts, though brave and stout,
Still like drums with fear keep beating
That our money will give out.
:Tvas ever thus.
New York World.
Capturing a Desperado.
In the far West the newly-arrived
settler often Gnds that he. has strange
neighbors not only Indians, but
white deperadoes, who are more to be
feared than even Utes and Apaches.
Two young friends of mine steady
young men were so unfortunate as to
buy land in the vicinity of an esDe-
nctiijr vigij uiviuuu
These young men had been brought
up to obey the law, and to respect the
property and rights of their neighbors.
They could be brave enough in the de
fense of any just cause, yet they
dr.eaded and shrank from the use of
deadly weapons against a fellow-being,
from a keen sense of the sacredness of
human life and the criminality in
volved in such acts.
such were (TiiDert ana unaries
Small. Plain, farm-bred boys, they
had, by steady labor and economy,
saved up a capital of seventeen hun
dred dollars. With this they had emi
grated to Colorado and started a small
stock farm, fifteen miles from Alamosa.
By availing themselves of the home
stead a:tand the pre-emption law they
secured a tract of three hundred and
twenty acres of land, lying upon a
creek, with a range extending back
over the h.lls, which was not likely be
taken bv other settlers.
At a point a short distance below,
where a mining trail passed, and
where they judged there would in
Hmfl bfi n rnilroad. thev built a frame
house, which they opened as a hotel,
and in which they also kept a stock of
groceries. Tor, like many other en
terprising young emigrants, they had
an ambition to found a town and grow
up with it.
Some eight or ten miles from them
lived a man name I Peter Hergit, who
professedly wrorued a mine, but whose
place really was a kind of rendezvous
for desperate characters of the Jesse
James type. It was intimated that
several daring train-robberies had here
been planned, and also that " Clate
Walker" made it one of his stopping
places. This Walker was a notorious gam
bler and dead-shot. He was supposed
to be the leader of a band of train
robbers, and was said to have killed
not less than ten men in various af
frays. It was said, too, that occa-ion-allv,
when times became too monoto
nous because of the lack of excitement,
he would kill a man " for fun," just to
beep his hand in. He had a habit, also,
of riding through small towns and
ramus, shootine promiscuously at
everybody he saw; to keep up the
terror of his name, a matter he appears
to have been vain of.
It will seem well-nigh incredible to
people in the East that such a man
should be allowed to escape justice and
to run at large. Such is tne ugly fact,
however, in scores of cases, owing
vmhlv to the circumstance that no
! officer likes to attempt the arrest of
i these desperado's, who generally carry
two and sometimes turee neavy ie
volvers, and are marvelously quick
and sure of aim.
As an example of the wonderfully
rapid and accurate shooting of some
of these frontiersmen, the writer re
members seeing a "cowboy" at Eaton,
New Mexico, ride his horse at full gal
lop past a teiegraph pole, to which was
pinned the round white cover of a
paper-collar box, and lodge tour balls
from his Colt's pistol in this small
mark while passing. Afterward he
entertained us by throwing into the
air one after another, a handful of pig
nuts, and cracking each as it f ell with
a single bullet Then he did the same
thing again, tossing the nuts up rapid
ly and twirling the revolver round his
forefinger after every shot. Pinally,
throwing the nuts up more slowly, he
0M SATUKDAV, AUGUST 23,
replaced his pistol in its sheath after
every shot, drawing for each succeed
ing nut, and did not miss one out of
This shows tha accuracy and quick
ness of aim of many of these lawless
fellows, and such a marksman was
Clate Walker, who a.ded to this repu
tation, moreover, the more murderous
one of being a " killer," which in the
phrase of this section means a des
perado who will shoot a man upon the
Our two young stockmen had heard
of this boror monster, but their first
actual acquaintance with him began
the week after putting up their sign
of "Small Bros., Hotel and Grocery."
Walker chanced to pas3 one morn
ing, and seeing the hew sign reined in
his horse, and by way of calling the
attention of the landi&rff to' his arri
val drewr his revolver r?,d opened fire
on the sign, shooting the first letter S
to pieces. Then dismounting, he kicked
the door open, and vvalkimr in de
manded a " cocktail."
Gilbert, who chanced to be inside at
the time, told him civilly that there
was no bar connected with the house;
for, true to their home principles, the
young men hal determined to keep a
"temperance house" a greater anom
aly in the West than many may at first
"A temp?rance house I" shouted
Walker, and he vented his astonish
ment and disgust in a burst of oaths
and revilings. "No man shall keep a
hotel with nothing to drink in it in
these parts !" he said. "If you don't
have liquor, and good liquor, too, the
next time I call, I won't leave a whole
dish or a whole bone here !" And as a
foretaste of what he would do next
tima he kicked over the table and
smashed three or four chairs, by way
With such a customer on their
hands it is little wonder" that our two
young friends felt very ill at ease. Still,
they were bold men, and were de
termined not to be bullied into keeping
rum; so they went about their business
Nothing further was seen of Walker
for a fortnight,,, when I13 again ap
peared eirly one mo-ning while Charles
was getting breakfast Gilbert having
gone out to look a'ter the cattle. The
first hint that Charles had of his visitor
was another volley of shots into their
This time Clate had shot the second
letter to p'eces. It was apparently his
way of knocking. Immediately he
kicked the door opm as before.
Under the circumstances it is not
very strange that Charles stepped out
of a back door at about this time, and
he heard" Walker IfiSSg rlfme3ffjffi
makTng a great smashing inside.
When at length the desperado had
taken his departure, it was found that
he had made a complete wreck of the
crockery an I furniture; and in the
grocery-room he had helped himself to
tobacco, and emptied his revolver at
the kerosene barrel, which, tapped in
half a dozen places, was deluging the
I shall not undertake to say what
the duty of my young friends was
whether they should have resisted out
r tge and defended their property at
the risk of their lives, or moved away
from so dangerous a neighbor. What
they did was to get out of s'trht when
ever they saw Walker coming, and let
him do his worst.
It chanced that after a time a second
cousin of my young friends' came West
to see them. His name was Forney,
and he was then a stu ent at the mili
tary academy at West Point. I am not
sure, however, but he had just gradu
ated, .though that does not matter.
He dropped in upon the SmaU
brothers quite unexpectedly one after
noon, and it is needless to say that
they were glad to see him, and that
thev nassed a very pleasant evening
Nothing was said about Walker, for
Gilbert and Charles, having an honest
pride in their ranch, were loth to let
Lieutenant Gerald know how badly
they were off in respect to neighbors.
The desperado happened to come
along, however, the very next morn
ing. Charles and Gerald were sitting
inthe dining-room, when Gilbert, who
had seen the gammer coming np tne
road, suddenly rushed in.
"Old Clate Walker's coming!" he
exclaimed. "?ut out at the back
Charles leaped to his feet, but our
young West Pointer arose more
leisurely. " Who the dickens is ' Old
Clate Walker?'" he asked.
" A regular border terror ! A des
perado!0 A 'killer 1'" exclaimed
Gilbert. " He' likely to shoot any of
us at sight ! Come on after us 1"
"What! run out of your own
hou'el" said Forney, surprised.
"Why, what hold has this fellow on
you?"' ,. , ,
"No hold whatever, but he's a dead
shot und a double-dyed murderer!"
cried Charles. "You don't Know mm
as we do. Come along with us and
get out or ma yyoj .
u-vTnf. Ti" evclaimed Forney,
perhaps felt that his military reputa
f. i t. fL-o "TalrA vnnr two
t.inn was at stase
Kintf.mins and stand
kitchen. I'll stop nere ana see jur.
Walker 1" and he hurriedly took his
revolver from his overcoat pocket, then
stepped to the window behind the
desk on the counter.
With his customary oath the gambler
and dead-shot kicked open the door
and strode in. The voung lieutenant
at on the high stool behind the desk,
apparently reading the newspaper.
He did nDt look up. ,WolVor
"Hello you sneak !" shouted Walker.
"Where 'are the tender kids what
keeps this blasted temperance hotel?;;
"I think they've gone out to hide,
said Forney, carelessly turning his
paper- "Thev said there was a man
eater 'a regular anthropophagus, com
ing, and they were going to hide some-
WWalier stared. 4,i1.wSh?
ripped out, "If you ain't the freshest
kid I've struck in, ten years! Right
fresh' from the East, aren't ye, youns
" l'e3," said Forney, moving the
paper, "I'm from the Fast, and Im
pretty fresh, I suppose. I'm a young
fellow, but I'm a pretty nice one."
"Don'tgiv. me any of your lip!"
thundered Wa'ker. "Do you know
who I amr"
"How should IV" said Forney.
"It's none of my business. I'm only
here on a visit. I don't care who you
The bully flushed, stung by the care
less contempt in Forney's tone. " Sup
pose,", ho muttered, taking a step to
ward the counter, while a murderous
gleam crept into his eye, "suppose I
were to tickle your Adam's apple with
my dirk, what then:"
"Then I'd shoot you dead for the
scoundrelly hound th&t 3011 are !" ex
claimed the young cadet, suddenly pre
senting his cocked revolver full in
Walker's fae. "Move stir a hand,
and I'll shoot you like a dog !"
"The first man that ever got the
drop on me!" gasped Walker; "ana
you a little whipper-snapper from the
"No matter what I am," said For
ney, sternly. (,If you move a hand
I'll shoot you! Gilbert! Charlie!"
T:ho two brothers who, from the
kitchen, had heard the above dialogue,
and were several times on the point of
taking to thnr heels out at the back
door, now entered, guns in hand.
"Cover him, Gilbert," said Forney.
" If he stirs a hand put a load of buck
shot through him ! Now, Charles,
come and take his pistols and his
A deep-red flush mounted to Walker's
face. But he knew that the slightest
movement on his part would send two
charges of c Id lea I through lis body.
He gritted his teeth, but stood motion
less. They disarmed him, then marched
him out of the door and round the
house into the cattle corral in the rear
of it. This corral was built of adobe
bricks, the wall being from seven to
eight feet high and inclosing a space
about eighty feet square.
They gave him no chance to get the
start, but kept him covered with both
gun and pistol constantly. They gave
him a chair to sit on, however, and
there he sat all day, watching the cadet
and Gilbert, and they him, while Charles
rode post-haste to Alamosa to swear
out a warrant for his arrest and sum
mon the sheriff and his posse to take
The officers, hearing that so danger
ous a ruffian was really waiting their
dispos;U, were not slow in responding
to Charlie Small's summons; and by 3
tenant liact lefiaBrtooWEeUfllb
the " border terror " taken into legal
custody and marched off to Jail.
But as is too often the case in the
far West, the prisoner was lynched in
stead of being fairly tried and convict
e 1 of his crimes. He was taken forci
bly from ja'l by a masked party from
i 1.1. .. H'..UhAtiinfw Trt 1 n l TI TYl YG
one of the neighboring mining camps,
the third night after leing lodged
there, and hanged, without any form
of trial, to the nearest tree. Youth's
The Wild Mau of Camas.
The celebrated wild man of the
Camas prairie was killed - recently by
some parties travebng through the
prairie. While the travelers were
camped in the foot hills on the edge
of the prairie one of them, named
Micklehaney, went a few hundred
yards from camp to kill some ducks,
taking with him a shotgun loaded
with large shot. When only a couple
of hundred vards from the camp the
"Wild Man of Camas" jumped up
from his hiding-place, and, running a
short distance, stopped and looked at
Micklehaney through his large, clear
eyes for a moment, then, with a shriek
that struck terror to tne nunter ana (
caused him to shudder as the echo re- j
sounded through the forest, the man, I
with the ferocity of a savage beast of
the jungle, made for Micklehaney so
fiercely that in order to insure his own
safety he emptied both barrels of the
gun into him, when he fell, apparently
( ead. Micklehaney went to mm, wueu
the stranae being began to revive, and
he put his foot on the man's neck and
called to his comrades to bring an ax,
which they did with all possible haste.
The man escaped just as they arrived,
and with a pitiful moan regained his
feet and started to run. The ax was
thrown at him, and as he turned his
head to look back it struck him in the
center of the forehead, and he dropped
lifeless to the ground.
On examination he was found to be
rather tall, with full, clear eyes, and
an extraordinarily large head; ap
peared to be about forty-five years of
age, although not a gray hair could
be seen. Tne wavy DlacK nair or ms
head hung low down onto his body,
and his bushy beard was about two
and a half feet long. The body was
also covered with a thick growth of
hair about two inches in length. This
was also black, and very fine. The
finger and toenails were two inches
long, and resembled claws more than
nails. He was wrapped in along robe
made of rabbit skins. The skins were
sTO-pd together by sinews,
1 4-u Jnna frnm whinh hfi mndp. his
appearance it was found that he had a ington, and chaplain ;of the House of Bepre
a?"rw.i,n,T Vhmfi scntatives, Rev. J. O. Miller, D. D., of the
;nri". wirnf wip-hnish. Tt was
under Z overhanging rock, and well
unaer cuiu & fa
nmfaofori from the wind. jSear the
bed were two rabl its, which had most
likplv been killed by sttnes.
About ten years ago an insane stage '
driver left Boise City, and has never
since been heard of. Th3 " Wild Man
of Camas ' may be the same, having j
taken up his abode in the then desolate 1
prairie, but seldom visited by white j
men. The ""Wild Man of Camas" 1
hn since first seen in 1873, been 1
dreaded by the lonely traveler and
prospector, who will be relieved to
know that he is dead. Bellevue
j (Idaho) Sun. ,
LA rKST NEWS.
Ijo:dox, Au. 22. In the House of Com
mons yesterday Mr. Gladstone said he re
gretted thnt the House of Lords had rejected
the Irish Registration bill. He further said
I that he would introduce a larger measure on
the subject at the next session of Purlia.
Haiduong, in Tonquin, has been captured
.by the French.
The North German Gazette saya France
threatens the peace of Europe.
An ntacho of the Chineso legation at Paris
has started for China with important dis
patches. The sfatemont of theProgreso, of Madrid
that France had received a collective note,
signed by Germany, Austria and Russia, in
j regard to the conduct of France, is denied
by ttie official journals of Madrid.
'-An execution of Ah Yung, a Chinaman, in
the jail yard at Missoula, Mont., took place
for the murder of another Chinaman. He
protested his innocence to the last, but met
his fate without flinching..
The Empire Oil "Works at Long Islanc
City, N. Y., have been completely destroyed
by lire. The loss is estimated at $200,000
The steam engines throwing water upon the
fire had no power of putting out the tire.
j.vtO passenger coaches and the baggage
car of a train ou the Memphis and Little
Eock Eaiiroad broke through 0 trestle near
Forest City, Ark., killing J. B. Salinger and
Harry Foldberg, of Cotton Plant, Ark., and
John Adair, James White had his leg broken
and several other passengers were slightly
Mrs. Josephine Bochere was arrested at
Buffalo, N. Y., Tuesday night, charged jwitli
attempting to procure pohon with which to
kill her husband. The woman was given a
harmless mixture by the druggist. M ,
Bochere has on several occasions been taken
ill, and believes that" his- sickness was causl
by poison being placed in his food.
The adulteration of lard in Ohicago has
heen laid to the firm of Fowler Bros. An
investigation into the matter has developed
Two Irish families and three Gorman pau
pers, all assisted immigrants, returned to
iheir native countries by the authorities of
Erie county, New York.
A large barn eagle attacked the sheep ol
Mr. Caleb Burns, Jefferson county, "W. Va.
a few days ago. and succeeded in killing sev
eral of the flock before it was driven off.
Mount Vesuvius is in a state of remark
able activity. The continuous trembling of
the soil haa resulted in considerable injury to
.he buildings ar'l o the railway running up
Near Salisbnry. Mil-, a horso has been
slung to death by bees. Ho was hitched to a
when the angry bees attacked him and stang
him to death.
A terrible cyclone in Minnesota wreckeJl
the town of K jchestor, killingahd wound
ing a large number of persons. Between
-Rochester and Zumbrota a train was blown
from the track, many passengers killed and
all more or less injured.
A charter was granted at Harrisburg, Pa.,
yesterday to the Philadelphia Traction Com
pany, of Philadelphia, with a capital of
.;5,ooo,ooo. The object of the company is
the construction of cable motors and other
appliances for a .xction passenger railway.
London, August 21. It is reported that
Haidoung in Tonquin, wa3 attacked by the
French on the 19th. l
A dinner was given ex-Secretary Windoin
Spain has addressed a note of remon
strance to France.
O'Donnell, who killed Jas. Carey, is to be
sent to England for trial.
A statue of Lafayette is to be unveiled
Sept. G, in Le Pay, France.
French proceedings in Madagascar fonred
the subject of debate in the House of Com
El Pueblo (Lima. Peru,) states that the
Chilian army will probably evacuate Lima,
Sept., 15., and concentrate in Callo, Tacna
or Pisco. Yglesias has troops ready to pro
claim his government. It is stated that the
Chilian government has arranged with a
French steamship company for the convey
ance of immigrants from Enrope. Three
hundred are expected to arrive in October.
The Southern railroad systems nave re
daced passenger rates to and from Baltimore
during Oriole week.
Kirkland M. Fitch, the defaulting casmer
of the Second National Bank of Warren,
Ohio, has arrived in Boston and surrendered
to the police, confessing the crime. His
embezzlement amounts to $80,CC9, which lie
lost in stock speculations in New York.
S. G. Haynes & Brother, of Savannah, Ga.,
have suspended payment, with liabilities of
$200,000. It is thought that the assets will
prove sufficient to pay all the liabilities. The
firm has long been recognized a3 one of the
largest dealers tn flour, bacon and grain in
The funeral of Judge Black was the largest
ever known in this community. Never be
fore have so many distinguished visitor?
been assembled in York at one time. The
funeral services atBrockie, the late residence
of the deceased, commenced at 5 P. M., and
were very impre33ive, though brief, consum
ing lesu than half an hour, and were con
ducted by Rev. Frederick D. Power, pastor
of Vermont Avenue Christian Church, "Wash-
, Reformed Church, York, and Rev. Arthur
Powell, of the P. E. Church of York
remains were viewed bv thousands of
London. August 20. The Alexandria cor
respondent of the London Times says that
tua presence of the British troops i3 the
only guarantee of civil order inEgypt.
There wexe 182 deaths from cholera . in
Egypt Sunday. . '
The Pope has in official letters denied that
the church is hostile to Italian progress
Second ballots in the French elections
show a further Republican gain of 16
A demand is made in Spain for an aUiance
with Germany to check the spread of French
There has been serious rioting between)
Orangemen and Catholics in Lanark county;
Violont demonstrations are made against
Francis Carey, a brother of Ihe dead in
former, James Carey.
The Zulu King Cetswayo has appealed to 1
Qneen Victoria to have an inquiry made
into the way ho has been treated.
It is stated th t the Beading Railroad Com- '
p.myis preparing to operate its telegraph
lines in connection with those of the Baiti-
t moro and Ohio system.
j Ihe National Telegraph Company was in-
; corporated at Albany, N. Y., yesterday. Tho
capital stock is fixed at 25,ooo, with the-
provision that it may be increased toi
The Charleston (S. C.) News and Courier,
publishes reports showing great injury to
cotton by the drouth, and stating that!
greater injury is threatened. The uplands
crop is estimatedat three-fourths of an aver
age crop and the Sea Island crpp at less;
Thashenir of JNortnampton county, Pa.,,
frns levied on the personal property of the
Pennsylvania, Slatington and New England1
Kailroad. between Wind Gap and Walnut
port, for twsnfy-two esacunona- lor-Trngwi
ine to laborers. The property seized con
sists of ioco.notives, steel rails, ties, cars, &a
TI10 telegraphers' strike in Canada is a
complete failure Many of the strikers ap
ying for reinstatement have been taken'
ack. In New York about one hundred per
sons have been taken back since the end of
si e strike. Sixty ladies went out on strike,
ind of that number only twenty have been
At Chautauqua, N. Y,, Dr. J. S. Jewell, of
Chicago, lectured on the structure andl'
modes of action of the nervous system. In
an. wor to a que t'.on, the Doctor said that in
uineLy-nine cases out of a hundred alcoholi
roveainjnrious a? a medicine, and in nine
v'-asas out o ten its use should be omitted.
The acting assistant adjutant-general of
the department of Texas has issued an order
requiring paymasters to report to the adjutant-general
of the department every case in
winch officers' accounts, presented to them
for payment, have been transferred in viola
tion of any regulations. Post traders are
prohibited by the order trom cashing or re
ceiving in payment officers' pay accounts not
entirely due at the date of transaction.
The acting Secretary of the Treasury has
addressed a letter to the Secretary of State
in regard to the foot-and-mouth disease in
c ittle, in which ho replies to some remarks
attributed to Mr. Dodson in the House of
Commons recently. Mr. Dodson was quoted
oy the dispatches assaying that the foot-and-mouth
disease in cattle had been carried
from England to America, and that the
American quarantine system with regard to
cattle was imperfect. Too acting secretary
lefeuds the American quarantine cattle sys
tem, and denies that tho foot-and-mouth '
Jiseasi oxists among cattle in the TJnitedl
plar at San Francisco. Four thousand'
knights wore in the procession. The streets
along tho line of march were richly deco
rated, and thesidewalks and all available
points were thronged with spectators. Seve
ral accidents occurred. Three standard
bearers fainted from exhaustion, and Sir
Alexander Meed, aid to the grand com
mander of California, was thrown from his
horse and had both leg3 broken.
Moses Bozcll, of Downsville, Md., was en-
ticed from his home under tho pretense that
Ids mother was sick and dosired to seo him;
On the road ho was asked to ride. Shortly
after they met two men, who also got into
the wagon, and in a thick-wooded part of
tho country Bozoll was struck with a club
and rendered senseless. When he came to,
he found htmself chained to a tree and the
woods on iiro. He extricated himself and
reached a settlement and gave tho alarm.
Ho is now at his home in a critical condition.
Tho motive is supposed to have been to get
him out of the way to secure a largo interest
in an estate attmt to bo divided.
London, August 19.- There wa3 anothei
stormy scene in the British House of Com
mons Saturday, and several of the Irish
membora wero called to order by the chair
man. Tho government notified Mr. Pamell
that only 50,000 would bo dovoted to immi
Fresh anti-Jewish outbreaks are reported!
There wero 310 deaths from cholera, ini
Tho King of Spain is visiting the larger
cities of his kingdom.
It is reported that the French began the'
bombardment of Hue on Saturday.
Casamicciola, which was overthrown by
the earthquake, is being rapidly rebuilt.
The cremation of the &ody or Cnarles
Altman, of Washington, D. 0., took place in
the Lemoyno crematory at Washington, Pa.tj
Sato r day evening. The remains were accom
panied by a son of tho deceased, who re
turned to Washington a3 soon as the body
had been placed in the retort. The ashes
will be sent to the son to-day Mr. Altman
was of German birth, and a clerk in the
Capt. Rhodes, of Buffalo, M. Y.. says ho
will swim the rapids at Niagara, but statedt
that no one except his wife and brother
should know tho date when the attempt',
would be made. He stated that his main ob
ject was to obtain the government prize of
5o,ooo, and that if he wero successful in the
attempt, he would build a monument to
Capt. Webb's memory to cost 5,ooo, and;
that the widow of Capt. Webb should have
an equal amount.
Tho Raleigh (N. C.) News and Observer
publishes a card from ex-Governor William
W.HoIden, withdrawing from the Republi
can party, and stating that he is not a mem
ber of the liberal party. Ex-Gov. Holder)
was provisional Governor of North Carolina,,
and was then elected to the same office;
Being impeached, he left the State, and be
came one of the editors of the Chronicle, at
Washington, D. C. For tho past ten year?
1ms has lived at Baleigh.
An unknown schooner is reported to have
smi off Beach Haven, Long Beach, N. J,
Friday evening. She was of about So tons
burden, and i3 said to have been pursuedi by
a steamer. Keport say3 that both vessels
were putting on shore under full sail and
steam, and when about five miles out the
?chooner suddenly sank, and. all on board ?
were supposed to be lost The steamer re- '
mained at the spot where the schooner sank
about a half hour, and then steamed away to
the eastward and to sea. The schooner ig
said to have carried a black flasr.
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