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Startling Peculations of a New
York Law Clerk.
By Cunning Methods J. E, Bedell
James E. Bedell, a lawyer of 296}^ Lafayette
avenne, Brooklyn, who had charge, at
a salary of $7500 per annum, of the real estate
business of the law firm of Shipman,
Barlow, Larocque & Choate, of 35 William
street, 2few York city, is a prisoner, having
been arrested for defrauding numbers of his
employers' clients out of large sums of money.
The entire cheat was in forged mortgages,
and the first one that was verided in four
years at the Register s office revealed the entire
The denouement came about in this way.
Herman Koop of the firm of Herman Koop
& Co., merchants at 23 William street, was
notified last month by Bedell, with whom he
had had other transactions, that if he wanted
to invest any spare capital there was a good
chance to get a mortgage on property in
West One Hundred and Twenty-sixth street.
Mr. Koop jumped at the offer, and the remit
was that he parted with ?10,000 and received
a mortgage. As do many prosperous
business men he put the
mortgage in a drawer to make money
fnr him whilA ha sleDt. But he decided on
going to Europe, and looked over his private
papers carefully. Among them was this
mortgage. He looked it over carefully at
first, but a seal on it appeared imperfect, and
a more careful scrutiny impelled him to the
belief that business in the Registrar's office,
so far as its authentications went, svas done
in a very slipshod manner. He presented the
document at the Registrar's office, the clerk
looked at it, consulted records, and announced
that no such mortgage had been
filed, and that all the authentications were
A few minutes after Mr. Koop had talked
with a member of the firm there was consternation
and consultation. Mr. Bedell was
sent for. He came, bland and unctuous, to
collapse and pale when confronted with the
mortgage he had given Mr. Koop. His confession
that be had manufactured the document
followed. Chief Detective Byrnes was
sent for, and he, to avoid premature publicity,
which might be a bar to the discovery of
the extent of Bedell's villainies, arranged
that Captain William McLaughlin of the
First Precinct should arrest the forger. This
done, he was taken before Justice White,
at the Tombs Police Court, where an affidavit
charging a forgery involving $10,000 was
drawn up and signed by the representative
of the law firm. Bedell was then committed
to the care of the chief detective.
At Police Headquarters Bedell was secreted
so that access to him was had solely
tnrougn .air. cyrnes, who caa a coat wim
him several times a day. Bedell concealed
nothing, and his chief anxiety appeared to
be to clear up his iniquities for the benefit of
his late employers, He is 45 years old, of the
type of a bon vivaut, well educated, bright,
and quick witted. He said he began life as
lawyer's clerk at Foughkeepsie, and twelve
years ago entered the service of Shipman,
Barlow, Larouue & Choate. He rapiJly
obtained, or rather compelled, absolute
confidence, and as rapidly the whole of
the firm's vast real estate business came
under his complete control. For eight years,
be says, his trust was kept unsullied by
rascality, but he had an uncontrollable inclination
to play at policy. and a weakness for
farming and fancy cattlo. He had a few
thousand dollars when he entered the service
of the firm, but that money and his salary
were so preyed upon by his gambling and
bucolic instincts that he became vile and hit
upon a nefarious plan to make money. JSo
?lie in the United States knew the minutiao
of real estate business better thau he, but he
was astonished in spite of himself at the ease
with which he aispossd of the first forged
mortgage, a cheat in every respect, which
netted him the snug sum of S
After this all was plain sailing. The scheme
was a very simple one. All questions as to
investments by clients who had surplus and
non-earning money were referred to him.
The result was that he was literally besieger!
by seekers after interest for their hoards,and
he could choose the customers on wnom to
palm mortgages as worthless as the
paper wrapped around a grocery purchase.
All he had to do was to select a
victim, notify him that he had a neat thing
in real estate, and recommend an investment.
The victim generally seized on the opportunity
without delay and clinched the transac f
tion by sending a check which covered
the amount of the "investment" and
the firm's law charges. The check
was invariably drawn to the order of
the firm. Bedell's mill ground out the mortgage;
in due time the client received it, and
Bedell had the confidence of his employers to
such an extent that he received the check of
Shipman, Barlow, Larocque & Choate for
the exact amount of the mortgage.
Bedell went over his transactions as well
as his memory and his books would permit,
?nd the law firm's clerks were busy in digging
out the rascalities, and the total of the
iteal was announced at ?ti04,wl), most of
: , which was gambled away in policy shops.
11 1 PROMINENT PEOPLE.
Patti netted $175,000 on her tour through j
' South America.
Jay Gould says he is living now to take '
care of his health.
Bret Haute has decided to spend the re- j
mainder of his days in London.
Emperor Willia,m of Germany is show- i
ing an unhappy p-nchant for sham battles.
rwilkie Collins, the novelist, is looking
old, and his hard work has left its mark on |
It is forty years since Pasteur was appointed
Professor of Physics at the Faculty
of Science-?, Strasburg.
The Shah of Persia is to make another tour
of Europe. It will be his third, and Europe
is likely to get tired of him.
Chief-Justice Fuller's gown has been
made by a Cliicaero tailor, and is said to contain
i?100 worth of gross grain silk.
The King of Portugal is very literary in
his tastes and has translated a number of
Shakespeare's plays into Portuguese*.
William Kingston, who is erecting a I
oiatuc vi i n iivojjcai c ui jl ui id, io an ;nat. u"ii,
with literary aspirations anl lots of money.
Andrew Carnegie's income is SI,-"00,000
a year, $125,00.) a month. .*2^,000 a week,
f ll~0 a day, ?y4'!.40 a minute, and $'J5 a
The three sons of the Duke of Aosta have
presented their stepmother, the .Princess
Letitia Boun parte, with a pearl necklace
which cost $00,0. :0.
Russell Rage, the Wall street operator,
is at least fifteen years older than Jay Gould,
but he has not a wrinkle in his face and is as
well preserved as a man of fifty.
' * Lord Wolseley is as lucky as he is
plucky. Queen Victoria has just presented
to him for his lifetime the house ana grounds
of the Ranger of Greenwich Park.
The Hon. D. H. Goodell, the Republican
, nominee for the New Hampshire governorship,
is the inventor of that fascinating and
(- _ useful article, the "lightning apple parer."
Secretary BaYard is said to have a vein
of Swedish blood in his veins. His mother
is buried in the churchyard of the first
Swedish church in America?that at Wi'mington,
George w. Childs, of the Philadelphia
Ledger, has three residences, all of which are
kept in perfect readiness for oecuDanoy, and
he may drop in at either whenever the fancy
seizes him, and order a dinner of the best tha
"W. D. Howells, the author, was once a
compositor-on a country newspaper in Ohio.
He is remembered as one who had few companions
and rarely took part in the sports
and jests of the composing-room.
Mrs. Cleveland writes to a lady in Allegheny,
Penn., who had named a baby for
her: "I ought, perhaps, to tell you that I'm
never called 'Frankie,' although my intimate
,friends sometimes call me Frank."
King Oscar II., of Sweden, has appointed
the Emperor William IL, of Germany, an
Admiral in the Swedish navy. The Emjeror
Wiiliam has re:aliat9d by making King
Oscar II. an Admiral in the German navy.
Enoch Pratt, who gave the city of Baltimore
above a million dollars for a library,
and pays $.;,0,<w0 a year to maintain it, has
: * just celebrated his eighty-first birthday,amid
the congratulations and good wishes of a
Lord Tkxnyson, though he denies that he ,
is to write a poem outlining the changes of j
religious faith through which he has passed, j
t. knowledges that he is at work on a philo- i
s phicai work in verse which will touch j
more or less upon questions of religion.
THE NEWS EPITOMIZED.
and Middle States.
Patrick Tracey, baggage master ai
Hyde Park, Mass., was struck and instant!}
killed by a train while attempting to sav<
the life of Mrs. Young, aged sixty^nine, oi
Sharon, who had fallen upon the track. H?
had partially succeeded in pulling her front
the track when he was struck by the ongina
Mrs. Young's left foot was cut off, and hei
left arm broken, and she was fatally injured.
The Delaware Republican Convention ai
Dover nominated Henry Bupont, Joseph R
Whittaker and Joshua Marvel for Presi
dential electors, and Charles H. Treet for
C'ongre s. The resolutions indorse the Chicago
& William Warren, the veteran actor,
died at bis home in Boston. He was seventy
years old, and had been one of the foremost
?oinedians on the American stage for over
The President has signed the Fortification
and Army bills, and approved the act for the
construction of a revenue cutter for Newocrnc,
Miss Mathilda Roy and Jules Granglande
were drowned in Nortli River, New
W.wlr Ktr oancivinff nf *1 rn\V-hnRfc ill
which they were taking a pleasure sail.
A fire in Henry Elias's brewery, New
STork city, did about $200,000 damage.
Congressman McAdoo has been renominated
for that position by the Democrats of
Hudson county, New Jersey.
Milton Weston, the Chicago millionaire,
sentenced four years ago to ten years imprisDnment
in the Pennsylvania penitentiary for
contributory murder, has been pardoned.
Charles Dodge, cashier of Shipman. Earlow,
Larocque & Choate, the New York law
firm, has committed suicide at his home in
3ftp!eton, Staten Island. His death followng
so closely on the exposure of Bedell's
forgeries, who recently stole $2fi4,000 from
;he same firm, led to many inquiries regardug
his books, which were found to be correct.
South and West.
C. H. Crosswaithk, a miner at Ouray,
Sal., shot and killed Johnson, his partner, because
the latter had given some strangers the
orivilege of entering Crosswaithe's cabin.
Captain Richard Dawson, one of the
>est known navigators on the lakes, committed
suicide at Toledo, Ohio, by hanging
Mrs. Mary Pecoxgo, widow of Charles
Pecongo, the last chief of the Miami Indians,
las died at the Indian Reservation, northeast
>f Marion, Ind., aged sixty years.
James Steller was instantly billed,
Dorsey Miller mortally wounded, and
:wo others slightly hurt in a fight with
Arthur Moore a few miles from Berkeley
Springs, W. Va.
Jackson' Hunter, of Muncie, Ind., called
apon his tenaut named Fleming and ordered
aim to vacate. They engaged in a quarrel,
ind Fleming struck Hunter with an axe.
Hunter then fired at Fleming, but missed
lim and killed his own Ron.
A coloreo man named Pinckney Shell,
dviDg in Anderson county, S. C., beat his
two-year-old stepchild so cruelly that it died
fifteen minutes later.
Louis Davis, a large land proprietor, who
nurdered D^vid Miller, a neighbor, last
January, was taken from jail at Steelesville.
Ma, and lynched.
Victor Seiiree, a United States Revenue
officer shot and killed Catriuo E. Garza, a
Mexican editor, at Hio Grande City, Texas,
fie was plated in jail and the Mexicans attempted
to lynch him. The sheriff placed
him under the protection of the United States
jarrison at hort Kinggold and Governor
Koss sent several troops of Hangers to quell
Antony Carney, of Chicago, fatally shot
his wife ami then committed suicide while
Mrs. Eva Gately, a widow, with her two
children, was killed by a train at Versailles,
TfiE "Lone Highwayman," who has for
the last two years been a teiror to travelers
in the vicinity of Keri ville, Texas, has been
killed. He was shot with a needle gun by
Xirs. Lizzie Hay, at her home on the head
waters of Rio Sabinal, Bandera County.
The Georgia cotton crop has been damaged
nineteen per cent, and the corn crop thirteen
Town Marshal Woolwine, of Jellico,
Tenn., attempted to arrest William Lyons,
Both drew revolvers and fired and both were
instantly killed. E. A. Delfunian. a third
party, was fatally injured.
Lovbza Amador, captain of the Contras
Guards of Mexico, and Granciuna Cantu, a
State ranger, settled a long standing difficulty
at San Felipe de Sabinas. Texas, by a
pistol fight, in which both were killed.
H. 5. Ives and George H. Stayner, the famous
Wall street operators in railway securities,
wore acquitted of embezzlement and
larceny at Cincinnati.
The President has nominated J. G. Farkhur?t,
<>f Michigan, to be Minister to Bel
gium, Walter C. Newberry postmaster at
Chicago, and Captain H. W. Lawtou to be
Inspector-General of the Army.
Mils. Cleveland and Mrs. Folsom have
left Washington for a short stay at Saranac
Inn in tho Adirondacks. They were accompanied
by Dr. Ward, of Albany, who had
Uecn a guest for some days at Oak View.
PitKsiDENT Cleveland and Private Secretary
1 *amont spent Saturday aud Sunday
with Editor Singerly, of the Philadelphia
I,Word, at his farm near Gwynedd, Peun.,
returnins to Washington on Monday.
President Cleveland has vetoed House
bill K'ilo, providing for the disposal of a part
of Port Wallace military reservation to the
Union Pacific Railroad Company at the rule
of $30 per acre.
The Treasury Department sent to Con
gross an estimito of $'J00U to pay the messengers
bringing the Presidential electoral vote
to the Capital. They receive mileage of
twenty-live cents for one way. The messenger
from Annapolis receives the smallest
amount, $10.?0. and the one from Salem,
Oregon, th .- largest, *! *>>.
Uv to 'ate date the total number of yellow
fever cases at .Jacksonville, Pla., was 2lo4;
total deaths, '.221.
Tim Spnnte has nas^ed a bill crantiiltc a
pension of a year to the widow of Gen
eral Philip H. Sheridan.
Cat.vert Brothers, woolen factors of
H:tiifax, England, have failed for ?1,000,000.
The linn bought on credit and sold for cast
.it a sacriiice. John Calvert has absconded.
Hundreds of lives have been lost by floods
Another horrible murder of a woman has
occurred at Gotheshead, England, similar tc
tho four preceding brutal murders of women
in tho White Chapel district of London.
The publication of Emperor Frederick's
diary has caused ft great sensation throughout
Five prominent merchants of Brockville,
Canada, were drowned at that place by the
sinking of a sailing yacht in midchannel.
Seventeen peasants were sentenced to be
hanged in Russia for the killing of thre
Thr remains of General Bazaine were interred
in the San Justo Cemetery, Madrid,
Spain. The funeral was attended by the sons
of the deceased and a few friends.
A eunuch in the Sultan's palace at Constantinople
was hanged for killing a comrade.
The chief eunuch and eight other eunuchs
have been exiled for having neglected theii
Joseph Barberir. son of Hon. J. C.
Barberie, George Edward, and Lawrencc
McHugh, an orphan lad. were drowned otl
Palhousie, New Brunswick, by the upsettiug
of their boat.
A conflict arose between German resi
dents and coast tribes at bagomoyo, Zanzi
bar, Africa. The German Admiral landed
with a force from the Leipsic to assist the
Germans, and killed 100 men without suffer
ing a single casualty.
A forck under Colonel Graham has totally
defeated the insurgent Thibetans at Jolooha
Pass, capturing their camp. Four hundred
Thibetans were killed or wounded. Colonel
Bromhertl lost his right arm and nine Sepoys
were wounded. Colonel Graham is advancing
into Thibetan territory.
The most malignant type of typhoid fevei
is prevalent at Kingston, Canada. One hundred
and forty persons are reported to be
prostrated with tho disease.
TfiBEE small boys were playing "killing
pigs" at Cowbay, Nova Scotia. A six-year
old son of Mrs. Anderson, who keeps tho village
hotel, was bound hand and foot by hia
two little companions, who then cut his
throat with an old rusty knife, from the ef
tict? ot which he died.
k An Atinmni tn TCnh a Snnt.liftrn
j Pacific Train Frustrated.
The Engineer Killed and Severa]
1 A few minutes before 8 o'clock the othes
' evening the east-bound passenger train, No,
14, on the Southern Pacific Railroad, wai
stopped by bandits ten miles east of Har
| wood, Texas, and in the fight that followed
; Dan Toomey, the engineer, was fatally shol
' and two of the robbers wounded. Th(
authorities were aware that an at
1 tempt would be made to rob th(
1 train and had provided for it by placing ic
the mail and express cars a body of armed
men. The train was rushing on its waj
enstward when, in a lonely spot, between
Har wood and Schulenbure, the engineer observed
a red light on the track. He was signalled
to stop, and when the engine came tc
a standstill: two men jumped intc
the cab and covered Engineer Toomej
| and his fireman |,with their reI
volvers. Three others boarded the pas
senger coaches and made Conductor Shackle'
ford a prisoner. A panic seized the passengers,
some jumping from the train and
hurrying into the wooas. One of the robbers
turned to the passengers and said: "Keep
quiet and you will be ail right We don*!
want you; we want the express." This had
a powerful effect, but many were sceptical
and began hiding their valuables in all sorts
Immediately in rear of the engine was
the mail-car, a portion of which was used for
baggage. In this car were a clerk and two
officers, "Bud" West and J. P. McNeill, all
thoroughly armed. In the express-car,
the next one to the mail-car, were
nearly a half-dozen officers, waiting
for a chance to shoot. The robbers, all
unconscious of the reception that awaited
them, marched Conductor Shackleford up to
the matl-car and ordered him to uncouple it
from the express-car. He obeyed, and all
the bandits then boarded the engine and mailcar.
The engineer was ordered to run down
the road for two miles.
The thieves were under the impression thai
they bad the express-car, and when the second
stop was made they proceeded to attack
it. The engineer was placed in
front and the robbers opened fire on
the car. The side door was thrown open
from the inside, and the unfortunate engineer
still used as a protection against the
men in the car, was pushed up to the door.
The'men inside did not recognize the engineer
in the darkness, and fired a volley when the
bandits, with their Victim in the van, ap
peared. The engineer and one robber fell at
the first fire.
Then a regular battle ensued, during which
another robber fell. The bandits, learning
that they had been trapped, picked up their
wounded and mounting their horses, which
were tied in the timber, rode away. Tooraey's
hotly was the only one that remained on
the battle ground, and it was found that he
had been shot twice in the breast, and that
the wounds were mortal.
Meanwhile the armed party left behind in
the express car were not ldla "When the engine
and mail car pulled out, they surmised
that the run would be short. Leaping from
the express car, they gave pursuit on foot,
and had just covered half the distance when
the reports of - the guns proclaimed
the battle. The bandits had disappeared
when they reached the scene. Blood
was all over the ground, and the offices are
certain that two of the robbers are hard hit.
The engine and car were run back to the
train and some of the officers remained on
the battle ground until the rest went after
bloodhounds to trail the robbers.
FROM THE_SOUTH SEAS.
Fearful Slaughter for Possession of
the Marquesa Group.
News received from the South Seas shows
that there was savage fighting on the Marquesa
Group before the natives allowed the
French to hoist their flag and take possession
oi the islands. Two hundred French marines
and several thousand natives were killed.
The natives retired into the mountains,
where it was difficult to dislodge them. Much
indignation is expressed in Tahiti over the
seizure of Easter island by Chile, which proposes
to establish there a penal colony. Th s
is the island famous for its grand stone statues
standing on huge pedestals. The seizure
was made by Captain Toro, of the Chilean
There are about 2-500 female physicians.
Brigands are giving trouble in Bulgaria.
Carl Cotta,the famous Munich publisher,
California uses 33,000,000 burlap bags
Every year in Brooklyn 2000 persons die
This country consumes yearly 100,000,00C
paper flour sacks.
There are about six thousand voting pre
cincts in Indiana.
Forty counties in Arkansas have voted
against liquor license.
The dentil of Stanley, the African explorer,
is regarded as certain.
A lieutenant in the German army ii
examining our coast defences.
The California grape crop has beer
seriously injured by hot weather.
Tiie population of St- Petersburg has di
minished by ,S.">,( 0J in the last seven years.
Admiral Luce says that the only way tc
kill yellow-fever microbes is to freeze them
A Clydesdale colt has been sold for $15,00'.),
the highest price ever paid for a draughl
On account of the short crop it is proba
j ble that Franco will abolish duties on foreigr
Mn. William H. Smith, First Lord of th<
Treasury, has been raised to the Feerage ol
A korty-kioht inch vein of coal has beer
found at Spickardsville, Mo. The coal is oJ
Bup. rior grade.
There are 1505 convicts in the Geortrij
penitentiary, of which number 20> are undei
sentence for life.
Europe and America are now connected
I by nine cables. There are thus 113,0'JD mile!
of cable employed.
A pure Arab mare, the first and only oni
in this country, has .just teen imported by i
New York gentleman.
Ax officer in Krupp's Essen gun-works
; has been arresto 1 for o:fering to sell drawings
to an English firm
( The 250th anniversary of the first settle
, ment of the Swedes in America has beer
celebrated at Minneapolis.
A young squaw, accused of preaching
witchcraft, has been burned to doath by the
Mojavo Indians in California.
1 A reward of has been offered fo:
William B. Tascott, the alleged murderer o
millionoire Snell, of Chicago.
The honey season in the United State!
; proves to be nearest to a failure of any seasoi
in some time, except last year.
Two men have been arrested in Jersey foi
tho murder of Elias Trauger, a Doput]
) Marshal, which occurred twenty-six year
; Tn k Mormons have recently sent a mission
ary from Salt Lake to thi Saraoan Island!
. tn preach the gospel and drum up recruit!
. among th9 natives.
I | In France there are 2^,^-51:1 national school
s for girls and o7.il~4 for boys. The firs
nancid are conducted by female teachers an<
the last by males.
. Caitaix Van Gkle, who has just returnei
to Belgium from the Congo country, says h<
[ is the man who has been described as th
"White Fasha" of Central Africa,
i School Superintendent Jasper say
that in eight vvarls of New York city then
are 15,(WO childreu for whom there is no ac
. commodation in the public schools.
A natural gas well has been drilled ii
i La Fontaine, ten miles south of Wabash
Ind. Two fiaines burn 100 feet high fron
, the three-inch casing. The well is perfectly
' j dry.
. ) W.m. II. Howard, a wealthy cotton mer
i chant at Augusta, Ga., ago eighty-two, ha
i j married Mrs. Geo. heindel, a widow, agi
i1 i thirty. Her wedding present was a checl
' for $60,000.
The General "Who Surrendered Metz
^ Empires in Madrid.
Frai."ois Acbille Bazain, ex-Marshal of
France, has just died at Madrid, Spain. The
cause of his death was heart disease.
i j iuarsnai nazaine was seventy-seven years
old. He greatly distinguished himself in the
French campaign in Mexico, and was appointed
a Marshal of France in 1804. In the
, early part of tho war between France and
Germany he was very prominent, but he incurred
She lasting ill will and contempt of
3 his countrymen by his surrender of Metz
. and 180,000 soldiers to Prince Frederick
, Charles after the German forces had
1 besieged the strongly fortified city for seven
6 weeks. The German force was hardly larger
than that commanded by Bazaine. The
nation believed him a traitor, and, in fear of
his life, he fled to England right after he had
sun-ended Metz, and remained there until he
was summoned to Versailles by the Military
Commission in 1971.
He was tried and sentenced to degradation
and death, but his sentence was commuted
to twenty years' imprisonment on the Isle of
Marguerite in the Mediterranean. From
here he escaped in a row boat
He was put ashore in Italy, traveled
through Switzerland and Germany to England,
and late in November, 1874, he went to
Madrid, where he resided until his death.
His exile has been spent for the most part
in a condition bordering upon squalor, and
the little money which came to him from
time to time was contributed by some of the
few persons who adhered to the belief that
' he was the victim of circumstances and the
ingratitude of the country he served faith|
fully and welL
! A SHOTGUN QUARANTINE,
Passenirers Not Allowed to Ap- I
proach Many Southern Cities.
! The excitement at Memphis, Tenn., over
i the outbreak of the yellow fever at Jackson,
i Miss., has calmed in a measure since the
f city authorities resolved to stop passenger
[ travel on the railroads east of the Mississippi
1 River. This includes the Chesapeake and
Ohio, Louisville and Nashville, Memphis and
Charleston, Tennessee and Midiand, Memphis
. and Birmingham, Illinois Central and Louis'
ville, New Orleans and Texas. No train will
1 be allowed to come nearer the city than ten
' I miles, and a cordon of armed pickets will
1 ! guard the dirt roads leading into Memphis,
1 and no one will be allowed to enter.
The Bentiment here, says a dispatch, is
that Memphis can better afford to spend
1 $100,000 to keep the city free of iufected per,
sons than to have even "one case of fever, and
this is the feeling throughout Louisiana,
1 Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and every
part of Kentucky. Every town and city in
' the States named, from Cairo, 111., south to
New Orleans, have establishsd strict quaran\
tine against the infected points, and in many
; instances against the world. Shotgun quarantine
prevails along the line of the Illinois
: I Central, all the %vay from New Orleans to
) Fulton, Ky., and trains are not allowed
j to stop at any of the stations between Cairo,
1 j, 111., and Canton, Miss. A regular panic
| seems to have seized the people, especially in
J the smaller interior towns, where non mter
: course is the watchword, and armed men
guard the roads.
AN EAGLE'S VICTIM.
The Terrible Fate of an Infant in
i William Beattie lives in Seward County,
i Kan., with a child, six years of age, and a
baby a few weeks old, their mother having
died a few weeks ago. The other afternoon,
while he was at work in the field, a large
eagle swooped down upon his sod house and
carried away the baby, which wa3 lying
upon a blanket before the door. The little
girl ran into the field and told her father
i that "Dot," the baby, had "flyed away." He
gathered his neighbors and they searched
-it ? - ?l-* Hi/a Mwiorno
ail IUgUblUr 1*11X3 ^llliu, OLII& J.V/W41JU. vuy i
next morning. The eagle, sitting near by.
was fired at by one of the men and struck in
the wing, but attacked them before it was dispatched.
Two of the searching party were
badly torn and lacerated by the eagle's
THE LABOR WORLD,
A firm in Connecticut makes eighty-one
different styles of axes.
A sthike of bakers in France has been
followed by bread riots.
The total labor cost in a ton of American
steal rails is about $5.50.
The florists of Richmond, Va., have organized
a protective society.
A Cincinnati brass firm has ordered its
men to work sixty hours per week.
The 45,000 convict laborers of the United
States a . erage about twenty-five cents per
The striking cotton operatives at UoltoD,
1 England, have resumed work on the masters'
1 Nearly 600,000 female* are agricultural
laborers, mainly in the cotton fields of the
The Stark Mills Corporation of Manches>
ter, N. H., lately shipped 100(j bales of drilling
I About 2U0 elevators will be built during
the next twelve months for the farmers of
Statistics show that France employs over
, five thousand women in her civil service,
telephone and telegraph officers.
! The average wages paid for farm labor in
the United States is SlS.21 without board,
and $12/24 with board per month.
There is a strike threatened by the workmen
on the l<ig 1000 foot EilTel Tower at
* Paris unless their wages pre raised.
The largest flour mill in Minneapolis runs
on the prolit-share system, and has just
rfiviilwl S40.o00 amonrr the eniDloves.
American* locomotives are superior to the
German, except as to length of ssrvice?the
latter lasting twelve years and a half.
Some Ell;ton, Md,, stonecutters, have
struck against the employment of men who
have not paid their dues to the union.
In* Poland the laborers work from 5 in the
morning to .S and ' > o'clock at night. Women
are employed in ail kinds of hard work.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
in Atlanta,Ga., has formally approved
of federation with the engineers and switchmen.
Four hundred Irish stevedores employed
in Glasgow (Scotland) harbor, have been dismissed.
They will Le replaced by Protestants
5 Eastern towns manufacture $20,000,000
' worth of collars, cuffs and shirts yearly, the
annual output of Troy, N. Y., amounting to
i* no less than $7,000,000.
There are 11,339 industrial establishmenis
in the city of New York, which give
employment to 227,;J52 persons, and the valuo
? of the output is SWT,'.150,437.
Martin Irons, who led the great railroad
strike of 18;6, and was a bigeer man in the
> West than Jay Gould, is driving a bobtailed
streetcar in .St. Lou;sat present.
p The displacement of muscular labor by
f labor saving .machinery in the past fifty
years has been enormous. Some learned pos
litical economists reckon it to be more than
i 500 per cent.
The North Carolina Farmers' Alliance repr
resenting 40,0uiJ farmers, in convention a
7 short time ago, demanded the discontinuance
3 of the practice of making convicts work for
railroads and corporations for no pay.
The Brcok:yn City lluilroad bos dis5
ch irged twenty eight mon,reduced the work3
jng lime of its force five minutes per man
and called in several ears, on account of ms
creased loss of patronage through the eiet
i The Watson Car Company, Springfield,
Ohio, has received an order for a first-class
I passenger coach for the royal railway of
9 Portugal, to be finished and shipped with the
a drawing room car which the company have
been building for the same road.
s ~ In lS0:i the foreigners engaged in New York
a cigar factories were from live to ten per
cent. Now the percentage is owr ninety.
About fifty per cent, are females. The forj
ei^n element is made up of Hungarians, Bohemians,
Poles, Russians and Slavs,
l An experienced mach nisfc in a recent
f article advises all mechanics to make their
own hammer handles, seecting good, strong
wood, and fittinc them with care. H indies
s may be bought for ten cents, but they are
9 frequently unsafe,and it takes about a3 much
? j time to fit them a3 it would to make a new
' SUMMARY OF CONGRESS,
180th Day.?The conference report on 1
Sundry Civil Appropriation bill was agn
to. .. A bill regulating the presentation
bills and joint resolutions to the President
the United States, after a brief discussit
was referred.... Mr. Edmunds presented
petition against admitting Utah as a Sto
and placing: a dishonored star on the field
blue?...The House bill to create a Depa
nient of Agriculture was passed without t
Weather Bureau section.... Mr. Chand
introduced a bill to pay $50 to the Con
Emigration Company for each colored m
who desires to emigrate to any free State
181st Day.?The General Deficiency A
propriation bill was passed. Among t
amendments was one appropriating $8745
pay to the widow of the late Chief J usti
Waito the balance of hi9 year's salary..
A bill was passed appropriating $10,C
for the completion of the monument coi
memorating the surrender of Burgoyne
Saratoga, N. Y A bill was introduced
prohibit the immigration of Chinese labore
"... Mr. Call introduced a bill directing t
President to appoint a Commission of sev
physicians of the different schools of m?
cine as far as practicable who shall obser
and view and make a report of all the fa<
on the yellow fever in Jacksonville so far
182d Day.?Mr. Edmunds introduced
resolution to bring out the special cor:
spondence relating to the Chinese Restr
tion bill.... The Senate went into Executi
session to discuss the condition of the Chim
treaty and the relations ot the two Gover
ments.... Mr. Sherman's resolution for an
quiry into the state of the relations betwe
the United States and Great Britain a
Canada was taken up, and Mr. Morgan d
cussed it.... The joint resolution to contin
the provisions of existing law providing I
the expenditures of the Government up
and including October 10 was passed....i
the private pension bills on the calendar, 1
in number, were passed in forty-five minut
including the bill granting a pension to t
widow of General Sheridan.
183d Day.?Mr. Daniels continued the <
bate on the President's message The S<
ate passed the bill approving the new line
demarcation between the waters of Rhc
Island and Connecticut.
219th Day.?In the House Mr. Morn
offered a resolution providing for the imn
diate transmission to the President of <
rolled bills,...The conference report on t
Sundry Civil Appropriation bill was agre
to, but no decision was reached on the C<
gressional Library Building feature. A fi
ther conference was ordered.. ..A resoluti
extending appropriations for certain Govei
ment bureaus till October 15 was passed.,
Mr. Crain again called up his resolution
suppress trusts, and the measure was <]
cussed but no action taken.
220th Day. ?Tho House passed the bills 1
a commission to attend the Geodetic C<
ferenre at Brussels, and also to encourage >
in riutTV TIlO ioitlt. rACtnlllf.i
IiailliCUU IU VUO UtATJ *MV JVIMV ?
to provide for an international commissi
to determine Mexican boundary questic
was passed.... The bill to regulate the cou
at the Naval Academy was considered, a
an amendment providing that after Mai
4,1889, the minimum age for the admissi
of a cadet to the academy shall be slxfc
years, and the maximum twenty-one yea
221st Day.?The House passed, without i
bate, a bill forfeiting all the lands granted
the Northern Pacific Railroad Company
the Act of July 2, 18G4, except such as i
adjacent to and coterminous with road ei
structed prior to July 4, 1879, with the rif
of way through the remainder of the rou
Pittsburg has been shut out thirteen tii
Dalkymple and Cleveland have been
leased by Pitts: urg.
Campau is doing the best base-running
far for the Detroits.
O.v Ewing's off days Richardson capta
the New York team.
Indianapolis has lost twenty-one gar
this season by a single run.
The Roehesters are the "champion-kille
of the International Association.
A muff that lost a game for Toronto
Rochester caused Hearns a fine of $100.
The Syracuse-Toronto series is finish
I Tka /iliiho inif aimn uortVi minninrv aiffVif
The two Chinese teams organized in Chi
go are going on a tour through Indiana.
Pittsburg has hop?s of haviug Pitcl
McCormack again in harness next season.
The Eastern Internationa! League penni
has been awarded to the Kingston Club.
Clevelandkrs consiJer Goodfeliow i
best general utility player in the Americ
Bio pitchers are Anson's hobby, and wl
it comes to a choice big men always have
call with him.
Gillespie, who was once the New Yoi
famous left fielder, is working in the mi
of Carbondale, Penn.
Glasscock, of Indianopolis, is very
popular in every LeagU9city but Indianap
and possibly Philadelphia.
The Chicago Club now has seven pitch
?Baldwin, Kroclc, Tener, Van Haltr
Ryan, Dwyer auil Gumbert.
Sam Thompson, of the Detroits, is n
giving his arm electrical treatment,
won't be able to play again this season.
A.vson is of opinion that but for app
ently unconquerab.e nervousness, Krock i
Baldwin would be the best pitchers in
Captain Morrill, of Boston, has accep
more chances than any member of the i
tional League. He has retired 1121 in
Hardie Richardsox has returned to
home at Utiea and will p'ay no more ball
the Detroits, as his injured ankle will
stand the strain.
It is reported that Washington has refu
to sell Hoy to Pittsburg, on the ground t
they hail n standing offer of $4001) for
man from New Yorlt
A Mosr beautiful record has been made
Wise, of the iJo-ton> in his last twogai
against the Detroits! He made sevent
plays without an error in one day.
Qcinx, in addition to being a heavy bat
and good Holder, is an excellent coacher.
the latter ho exceeds all the old members
i-1. . D?..k -1..U . 1 .. 1 ^i?. *.
IfUU J3U."S t L'lL'lllU it Hi ui::> it iUtlg i t"l o wuitu.
The Rev. E. Cory, pastor of the Congre
tional Church of V. ash burn, Wis., is
catcher for the loral team. If is pre-ence
the field has a remarkable influence over
ether players, and profanity is never ha
j while ho js playing.
As Chicago now has four men who <
play short field, and Burns has not come
to his usual standard oa third, it is lik
the latter will be released, Williamson pla
at the bag, and either Van Haltren or Du
j sent between the bases.
Morris, of Pittsburg, thinks that the r
compelling the pitcher to hold the 1
momentarily iu full view of the batter sho
be done away with, and that the twii
should ba allowed to start the hall iroin i
position. As to moving tha pitcher's 1
back five feet, he is totally indifferent.
James, otherwise known as "Deac<
White, has played on six champion teai
In 1873 he caught for tho Bostons. The t
following years the same team %von, i
White played first bas9 and catcher.
ISTti he was with the Chicagos when tl
captured the honors. He went back
Boston the following season, and the penni
was again woe by the bean players. L
year he was with tho Detroit*.
national lhsaook record.
Kameor Club. "j!*- ^
New York \
Detroit x* i
Washington * ? '
AMBitlCAX AaS /CIATIU.< RECORD.
St. Louis p*> ?
Brooklyn 'l> ^
Athletic 72 j
Baltimore " <
Cleveland 47 C
Louisville 4- ">
Kansas City 40 1
Work will soon commence on the Wi
Lake, Wis., canal. The canal will rest<
| $(i0 >,000 worth of valuab.e land in Unci
county, or 15,000 p.cres. It will be thirtc
Over 7^6,00t) acres were devoted to ]
raising this year in the Province of Or.t:ii
Canada. The average yield was sixt
bushels to tho acre, 1~, 173,iJ;VJ bushels in
' FROM FAR AND NEAR.
he ~"" ~ ' .
(ed ! Some Matters of Moment in Tariff
ous Quarters of the Globe.
Terrific Battle Between Tramps
rt- and Mexicans in Colorado,
go A terrible battle in a Denver and Rio
Grande box-car between tramps, resulting
0 in tbe killing of three Mexicans, together
p. with the capture of Billy Cornelius, known
he as "Billy the Kid," who heads a notorious
band of horse thieves, made up Colorado's
calendar a few days since.
100 Three Mexicans, Selidon Vijil, J. A Annoya
and Joan A Arelland, and a half a
t0 dozen tramps boarded a box-car at Pueblo,
irs CoL, and afterward Vijil was discovered
he dying in the car, shot through the bowels,
f j1 and the other two were found dead twontyfive
feet apart near a bridge, Annoya being
shot in the back with a forty-five calibre and
" ? Arelland clubbed on the bead until dead.
When questioned as to the cause Vijil said
.v- i 1- - J j tj u:?
me uuysumi uuue iu uc aiiu uio
a fight and were whipped, he said. Before
telling more he died.
" It seems that the three Mexicans and the
other tramps quarreled, drew their weapons,
and one of the bloodiest battles in the West
r" was fought. It was a terrible encounter be"
tween nearly a dozen men huddled in a box,
d stealing their way and fighting in the night
. time The inside of the car was riddled with
Further developments may show that other
lives were lost and thft bodies concealed.
Since last Friday thirty-two men have
been chasing "Billy the Kid," a noted desperado,
rivaling in some respects his nameTl
sake. At the head of desperate men he ha*
been terrorizing Southeastern Colorado and
j is supposed to have participated in some of
the terrible crimes in Oklahoma, the neutral
1 land strip, and the Pan Handle country.
A large and well-chosen posse of men have
been hot on his trail for several days, and
last Friday came upon the desperado in the
night-time. Billy was too quiak for them,
. and, mounting a magnificent horse, started
. an a wild, mad dash over the plains and esaiped.
l Two or three days later he was captured
' j by a farmer, who was passing a ranch known
j_ to be vacant. Seeing a light, he looked in
" and recognized "Billy the Kid," cooking his
^ The desperado had sworn that he would
never be taken alive, but the farmer entered
the cabin, covered Billy with a double-barrel,
[jg. shotgun, and he threw up his hands. He is
now in jail in Trinidad, Col.
>n- Headlong to Death.
Jn" A thrilling and appalling spectacle was
:?n witnessed in connection with a balloon asl0n
cension at the Ottawa (Canada) Industrial
'ns Exhibition. About 5 o'clock in the afternoon
a balloon which was in process of inflation
"r was surrounded by a number of young men.
Suddenly a cry of horror was raised as it
broke from its moorings and shot into
the air carrying with it a young man
rs> named Thomas \V ensley, who had been eare.
lessly holding on by a small rop9 attached to
5" the balloon. Higher and higher he sped in
j his fatal fl:'ght, simply olinjin;; by his hiuJs
and suspended in full view of thousands of
spectators, his axed father being one of the
number, but fortunately unaware that his
only son was the object of his gaze.
When about one thousand feet from the
ground he made a desperate struggle as
though endeavoring to retain bis grasp, but
the effort was vain and poor Wensley fell
ne< headlong to the earth. It was noticed, that
when be had descended apparently about a
hundred feet his body turned and contorted
! as if in a dying struggle, after which his descent
was like that of a lifeless mass,
by The grief stricken father is almost wild
with frenzy. He cannot be restrained from
ins walking the streets as he gives vent to his
feelings over the result of the dreadful speone3
tacle which ho witnessed with apparent composure.
Wensley was about twenty-three
? years of age.
at Killed Himself 011 His Wedding Day.
I Three hours before the time set for the
. wedding of William B. Van Derwort, a son
ecL of ex-Judge Van Derwort, of Chaumont, St.
Lawrence County, N. Y., to Miss Frankie
ca- C. Matteson, of Sandy Creek, he sent
! a bullet from a revolver through
her I his heart and expired iastantly.
| The tragedy has caused a profound sensation
| in the little village of Sanay ureeit, wnere it
j was enacted. The deceased was only twenty,
i two years of age, a college graduate and a
tfie I law student in his father's office in Chau:aQ
Van Derwort had contracted a debt at
ion Sargent's store in the village and on the wedthe
ding morning 8argent asked for his pay. Saying
that he would go and get the money, Van
k's Derwort started out of town on foot. An offines
cer started after him and came up to him
in a piece of wood, but before he could make
an arrest the young man drew a revolver
j" i and shot himself through the heart Miss
' Matteson, when she heard what her intended [
I husband had done, was prostrated and aliers
i most driven insane,
Destructive Prairie Fires in Dakota.
2^ One of the most destructive prairie fire*
: that ever visited Dakota has just occurred.
; All of the western part of Lamoure
,ai"* county and much of the southern
in(J j and western part of Stutsman county, were
the burned over. Instances of where lire ran
I c?a.? g?H macron nrs narrated.
ity)ici (/Han iiv? ?a,O M-nv*. .. _
ted Many farmers will lose everything and much
Na- distress will be experience.! The fire was
105 extinguished in 9ome places, but was still
raging fiercely in many directions. Pass<;nhis
Bers 0111'10 James Kiver Valley train say the
for prairie from Lamoure to within a few miles
uot ' ?f Jamestown, fifty miles, was all ablaze.
They could see the burning barns, dwellings
^ and grain-stacks from the car windows.
^ Rebels Repulsed.
The rebels made an attack upon the water
fort at Suakim. They were repulsed with
by severe loss by the heavy artillery fire of the
ne? British. One British gunner was killed. The
eea i gunboats continued firing into the rebel
j camp. Deserters report that there is much
Iter | siclcncs* in the camp. Cholera has broken
In out in Khartoum.
j of ?
Charles A. Percy made a successful
ga- trip through the whirlpool rapids at Niagara
the i Falls in a lifeboat of his own construction.
on j __ .
aS THE MARKETS.
;an 39 new yokk.
UP i Beef. City Pressed 7 <S> 9>?
e'y i Calves, common to priuio? 9 @ Hi*
i Sheep 1%
ltfy J Lambs 9^^ ,> -V'*
Hogs?Live 6 40 b o
ule Dressed _ 9'?
tall I Flour?City Mill Extra. 4 90 <g) 5 10
u!d | Patents 5 50 @ <i -5
ler j Wheat-No. 2 Red 1 OUjs <& 1 Ultf
tny i Rye?State 03 (41 Wj
jox ; Barley?State 82 & fe5J-?
Corn?Ungraded Mixed.... 4.1 &
,?i' Oats?White state -0 (H ? >
Mixed Western 20 @ 31
" n Hay?No. I Now 80 & W
!nii Straw?Lone Rye ? @70
t Lard?City Steam ? @l-'.50c
Butter?State Creamery.... 23 & 24
lll Dairy 19 (<5 22
,nt. West Irn. Creamery l'? & 17
a!it Factorv 13 14
Skims 6>2@ 7
Western 7 ?
Eggs?State and Penn ~0
jg Steers?Western 3 25 @ 4 00
fi Sheep?Me.iiumto Good.... 4 00 @ 4 3>
jjj | Lambs?:?'air to' ?oo 4 50 (fl? ."> lii)
| Hogs?Good to Choice Y orks t? l"? @ <> 25
y J Flour?Family 5 "0 (<$ 5 25 !
>; | Wli.iat?No. ~i lie I I < '" ($ 1 01
Corn?No. 2. Yellow 5 > (<? 5!>jy |
Oats?No. 2. U'.iite 31 Jy $ " l,\l
JI'* I Barley?State bS (& 91 |
^ Flour?Spring Whoat pat's.. 5 5."> @ 6 25
;i Corn?Steamer Yellow. 57J.i((4
ri Oats?NVi. - White
U) Rye? State 60 (2} 05
J WATERTOWN (MASS.) CATTLB MABKBC
'S Beet- Dressed weight 6 @ S
Sheep?Live weight 3 (<$ 4Jj
ind Lamb* 4 ?>'/
jre Hogs?Northorn 7%<(g
"-'n Flour?Penn. family 4 25 @4 50
Wheat?No. 2, Red O- r ... l oo @1 (>0J?
Coru?No. 2, Mixed... 52i*j<g 5i
3?a Oats? 'ngraded White 3? (ft 35
rI?. Rye?No. 2 ? @ 57
Butter?Creamery Extra... ? & 23
^ Cheese?N. Y. Full Cream.. 9 @ 9#
;r i : 1 l * * 'LATEB
Mrs. Oliver Kamerer has died at H
neva, Penn., under peculiar circumstanced
A month ago her cousin, Mrs. Joseph Becltr
of Chicago, was buried from Mrs. Kamerer'#"home
and she handled a bouquet brought in H
the casket from that city. From it her blood H
became poisoned and the fatal illness w&fc- H
contracted. .. -I&jH
A heavy northeast gale, with rain, pr?*'
vailed generally over New England. Telegraph
wires were wrecked and trees blown
down. At Gloucester and Rockport the gate/
was terrific, and the rain was a deluge, coifc?
verting the streets into rivers. The sea row -V
higher thaa was ever known before, and \
pray was thrown hundreds of feet inland. ,,n)
Fifty men were buried by a cave-In wfail#
digging a trench at Little Rock, Ark. Threfc y
were taken out dead.
Five convicts, leased to the Missouri Pa*
ciflc Railway Company, made a break for '
liberty while working near Dallas, Texai^
under an armed guard. He fired upon them,.
killing John Davis and Chris Wells. Two*
swam Trinity River and escaped. " i
Desperado Bill Whitely, for years a ...
terror to Texas, was killed by a deputy ;*
United States Marshal at Floresville, Texaa
General Stanley, commanding United
States troops in Texas, has issued an order
to the Fort Ringgold officers, telling them to
use the United States regulars in enforcing .
order at Rio Grande City, where the Mexican*/
have been threatening to murder theAmeri- ?|
Some cattle were being.transferred acrow
the Missouri river in a flatboat at Glasgow,
Mo., when they stampeded and the boat wa*- 'r
swamped. There were seven men on board,
and three were drowned.
. f r ?'
The President has sent the following nomi- .u
nations to the Senate: John H. Oberly, of >
Illinois, to be Commissioner of Indian Af- 'J.f
fairs, vice John D. Atkins, resigned; Samual
H. Albro, of New York, to be Superintend
entof Indian Schools; Van Court C. Yantls, " '
of Missouri, to be Assayer in charge of the^ ?.
United States Assay Office at St Louis. - "
The kingdom of Tonga has exchanged rati- ;
flcations with the United States on a treaty >
of commerce and navigation, and the Presi- 1
dent has proclaimed the fact .' d
President Cleveland gave a special . i
reception at noon to Buffalo Bill and themembers
of his Wild West troupe, including
the Indians, who appeared in their mo9t brilliant
The publication of further extracts front ^
" 5' * !-? ? fmnowp ?rar)api(*]r
one diary ul tuu iaw - - ?? ?? ,
been forbidden by the German government. ^
a CHILEAN CALAMITY.
Fifty-seven Lives Lost By the Bursting
ol' a Dam.
An artiflcial pond 800 feet above the level ;
of Valptiraiso, Chile, burst, flooding the ;."-1
Valley Yungal and several streets. The flood
came down in an irresistible torrent,sweeping
everything before it and bringing down rock* ?
and trunks of trees with it The stream came *\
rushing through the street San Juan de Dio* ,
in a wave twelve feet high. Shops wem '?
deluged and the contents destroyed. Houses , *
were swept away and' their inhabitants
drowned or bruised to death.
Fifty-seven _persons were killed by.
the disaster. The sum of $300,000 has
been voted by the Congress in Santiago
to relieve the sufferers. A tailor named Torres
lost his house, his shop and its contents,
his wife and four children. The streets four %
nra??a imnoMol.lfl Tift '
UOJO OllUI ncu'J "CiO iiupugouvtuf uv (
cars could run, nor coaches, through ,'j
the ordinary thoroughfares. The Are
companies, police, seamen from ships of war,
custom house porters and soldiers labored
to remove the sand and debris from the *
The loss of the property will be prob- I
ably a $1,000,090 at leasi. Some
people were rescued from the flood.
with fractured limbs, half drowned and '
otherwise injured. The pond belonged to a ;J
brewer named Nicholas llena.
i YELLOW FEVER CUBE. >
Heavy Reward Offered for One in ?
a United Stales Senate Bill.
[ Senator Plumb has introduced in the United
i States Senate a bill offering a reward of
$100,00-3 for the discovery of the cause, rem- ,
edy and treatment of yollow fever. The
bill requests all persons who recover from
yellow "fever after treatment by some copyrighted
method to notify the Surgeon-General
of their recovery, and that all physicians
who have under treatment by any copyrighted
method any person who may die -4
from yellow fever shall notify the SurgeonGeneral
of the death and the method of
treatment, and when a record shall have .
been had of some remedy which shall have
cured V81 of 1000 cases treated, then the inventor
or discoverer of that method shall be
paid the reward of $100.i'(H). Under the
terms of the bill all remedies entered for this ^
competition shall have been copyrighted with
the Librarian of Congress.
IN HER OWN TMP. /
A Treacherous Wife Meets a Just &
Punishment For Her Crimea
Jacques Boivin, of Lake Tenrscamingue ;2
in Canada, complained of feeling unwell.
His wife suggested a dose of epsom salts, but
instead prepared a doze of strychnine. The
husband wassuspicious of the mixture and refused
to take it. To satisfy his scruples the
woman took a spoonful herself. This induced
the husband to cake tbe full dose. But the
woman evidently miscalculated the strength
of the pobon, thinking that a spoonful would
not hurt her. Wh?n a neighbor called nexf
day he fourd both dead.
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Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes is i
79 years old. Once upon a time h?
wrote: "At thirty we are all trying to
cut our names in big letters upon tha ;j.
walls of this tenement of life; twenty
years later we have carved it or shut
up our jack-knives. Then we are
ready to help others and care less to
hinder any, because nobody's elbows
are in our way."
The fugitive President of Hayti, ;;1
Gen. Louis E. F. Salomon, is six feet
four inches high, weighs 300 pounds,
and is perfectly proportioned. He is
of pure African blood, and his skin is
almost jet black, while his hair is
white with age. He is finely educated,
and is noted for his charm of mannei
and brilliancy of conversation.
Robert Montgomery, wno was recently
adjudged insane at Washington,
j imagined that he had just returned
from a trip to the planet Venus, where
he established telephone communication
with the earth. While on his trip
he saw Clay, Calhoun, "Webster, and
other famous men.
I Paper is now manufactured fronj
| sea weed, according to a process re*
ccntly invented in Japan. The article
made in this way is said to be so strong
as to be almost untearable, is sufficient*
ly transparent to admit of its being
used as window glass, and takes aU
colors about equally well.
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