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SUBSCRIPTION, FIVE DOLLARS per YEAR.
W. H. BUCK, Editor and Proprietor.
A late dispatch from Sumpter, S. C., re
ports the shooting of a negro for outraging
a white girl. Not satisfied with killing
the man the infuriated citizens pounded
his dead body until it assumed the con
sistency of pulp.
Railway schemes are growing so numer
ous that the average reader must be
struck with the idea that the combined in
tellect of all the schemers in the country
is at work upon this subject alone. Sche
mers and railways are different things,
A syndicate in Galveston proposes to
build wharves out to deep water in the
Gulf of Mexico. To do this they will try
to borrow $5,000,000 of the State's sur
plus, which will exceed $5,000,000 two
years hence, and will be $10,000,000 with
in five years if the State sells the school
The reported shooting of Parnell is
causing great excitement among the Feni
ans and Land Leaguers in New York city.
It is supposed that this affair will hasten
operations which have been pending for
some time, and that a decided move will
soon be made in all the Irish secret so
A sham duke has been courting all the
marriageable ladies at Long Branch. His
lordship represented himself as the Duke
of Newcastle and made arrangements to
marry three of the most prominent belles,
but was recognized by a detective as a no
torious forger and confidence man and is
now awaiting trial in a Jersey jail.
At a banquet given in honor of ex-Post
master General James and ex-Mayor
Grace of New York, at the Hotel Con
tinental, London, on the 22d, under the
auspices of Mr. Gillig, Mr. James made a
speech which attracted much attention.
He advocated a daily mail service between
London and New York, a reduction of the
fees. for money orders and registration, the
extension of the facilities for the parcel
post and the reduction of postage between
the two countries to one penny for every
A writer for the New York Sun, to
whom reference has been made before in
these columns, is continually going for the
Norttern Pacific road. Uncle Rufus Hatch
is now going for the writer in question-a
man whose non de plume is "Rigolo."
Uncle Rufus says that Rigolo owes him
$15,000 and he is going to Dana of the Sun
"to see if this man can 'tell 15,000 lies to
The Sun to my one little truth. I think ]
can bring this dirty fellow to himself if he
is not a stronger man than I am. He is at
ungrateful dog-a yellow dog at that
and I will brand him as the vile felloi
that he is as soon as I arrive in Nem
The article published on the local page
of this paper yesterday in reference to the
fund for the completion of the Sisters
hospital was written with a view to stir.
ring up the people of this vicinity, anc
urging upon them the importance of lend.
ing such aid as lies in their power to the
good work in hand. THE RECORD is happ_
to say that the directors feel sure the peoe
pie of neighboring districts will responc
cheerfully to the appeal and that the re
quisit fund will be secured without tron
ble. The Sisters' hospital is not a purel]
local institution-It is built for the good o
all-and there should be no hanging badc
nor penuriousness exhibited in any sectios
of northern Montana. Any man can at:
ford to divide his last dollar with such ar
enterprise, for accidents are not unfre
quent nor disease scarce, and none can tel
when his turn may come to ask the as
sistance of the noble sisters who will con
trol the new hospital.
The comet discovered by Prof. Brooks
of Phelps, N. Y., September 3, promises
to be of greater interest to astronomers
than any observed in recent years. It will
also have more than usual interest to ev
ery one from the fact that it now promises
a period of unusual brilliancy. As seen
at Harvard university observatory Sunday,
it rose and fell from brilliant intensity to a
comparative state-like brightness. It is
in the constellation of Draco, or the
Dragon, about midway between the
Dragon's eyes and the guardians of the
Pole; the latter are two bright stars
which continually circle around the pole
star; their position at 9 o'clock Sunday
evening was directly west of the pole star.
The constellation of the Dragon is a long
narrow one, the tall extending down be
tween the Little and Great Bears, the
principal stars 6f t latter forming the
Dipper, and the Pole star being in the tail
ot the former. The Dragon's head at 9
o'clock in the evening is now raised well
up toward the zenith with the eyes look
France is growing uneasy, saysthe *
neer Press, and begins to think that ,pea'
haps, after all, that little Tonquin trouble
had better be settled bb arbitrati th
by fighting. In fact, she doesn't want tr
have any war just at:preeent, partionlarl
in such a far-off place as ARnana. The
moving cause of thi change of heat t
44stlhSe iee, Lraink sh e doe n
quaptity of trouble nearer bose in s e
she praslts In her proesat poay. S
canpot shake off the ever esent
mare of fear of- Germany; and !*
archy. Then, too, foreign powers
whose subjects residing in China are en
dangered by the prospect of a war,have in
timated that unless a settlement is speed
ily arrived at they may have to interfere
But not the least moving reason of all i
the attitude of China herself. From the
first the Chinese have conducted them
selves in a manner that has commandet
the respect of the world, and have shows
themselves capable of making a resistant,
on an unexpectedly large scale. In fact
France has discovered, to her surprise anm
chagrin, that if a war is ever begun it wil
- be one necessitating hard fighting and
large army. Considering all these facts,
decided sentiment for peace is growing u]
and already the clamor for peace is grow
e ing loud and imperative. On the whole
it is probable that matters will be amica
V bly settled ere any serious outbreak oc
o The much talked of mail route fron
e Maiden to Pine Coulee, to connect wit]
y the Benton and Billings stage road seem
to be in a fair way to be established. i
o representative of THE RECORD was in
formed a few days ago that there were ove
1 1,000 signers on the petition already, an
that it was but a question of a month'
time for the service to be ordered. Th
residents of Maiden are enterprising an
have lots of go ahead about them, an
when anything occurs that effects the in
" trests of their thriving town they act im
r mediately and are generally successful i
their efforts. The importance of this rout
to Benton is considerable. The presen
mail service is not only round-about, be
e tedious and unnecessary delays occur
a Mail leaving Benton Monday mornin,
e rerches Maiden Saturday night, seve,
o days in transit. The distance will not el
ceed one hundred and seventy-five miler
Mail from New York City reaches ther
s in five days-rather a discouraging com
parison. All the feeders to the Bento
and Billings stage line very materially ef
fect the interests of Benton's businee
r men, the Maiden line in particular, as i
- runs through a well settled, thriving cour
e try and gives the settlers direct communi
a cation with Benton.
Another Two Cent Paper.
e NEW YORK, Sept 26.--The Herald thi
l1 morning without flourish er editorial cons
ment, put the words, "Two Cents" on ii
margin, where hitherto have been th
words "Three Cents." The World ar
nounces that on account of the pressure c
o advertising it will hereafter print eigl
acolumns more than the Herald. Th
e World claims that its own example an
h success as a two cent paper has compelle
a a drop in rates among its contemporaries
A Little Story of the Great War.
o The lodge of Masons in which Georg
i Washington was "initiated, passed an
e raised," Fredericksburg, No. 4, was pi:
n laged in 1862; when that town *was al
_ tacked by hostile soldiery, the lodge sal
w blown open and the records, regalib
jewels, etc., carried off. Among theal
tidces taken was an old jewel of solid si
ver in the form of a "level," highl
e prized by the lodge for its antiquity. Tl
e old relic was recently discovered by th
J' secretary of Integrity Lodge, No. 158, A
- F. & A. M., of Philadelphia, in the safe (
d that lodge, where it had been deposited fc
- safe keeping during the war by a form,
e member of Integrity lodge, who had rt
y covered it from the soldier who acknow
- edged having taken it from the lodge rool
d of No. 4. A note tacked to the jewel re
Squired its delivery to No. 4, "when thi
1- state of Virginia should cease to be -
Y open rebellion against the authority of ti:
f government of the United States." Tih
jewel was returned recently to lodge
An English Swindler.
MONTREAL, Sept. 27.-In August last an
Englishman named C. H. Dewry came
here from Liverpool and began business as
- a produce shipper to England. He show
ed a letter from the best houses all over
* England and got all he wanted. He rais
ed $25,000 from Molson's bank on the
strength of bills of lading, and the drafts
1 were duly honored when presented in
Liverpool. The next shipment was on the
8th, and he got advances from the same
bank for $3,000, also on bills of lading. It
is now discovered that Dewry has passed
forged bills of lading in Boston and New
York for advances to a large amount. One
bank in Boston is taken in to the extent of
$30,000, and agents of a Bristol produce
house in New York for over $20,000. A
produce merchant of London, Ont., was
also defrauded out of 10,000 boxes of
cheese, for which he holds forged securi
ties on New York., The total amount of
the absconder's fraud is at least $100,006.
Detectives are after him. A large reward
if offered for his arrest. He is supposed
to be in the eastern states.
Don't Want the Mine.
Bosrox, Sept, 26.--. A, Herrit, agent
brought suit against Utlton Lowell and
others. Itlis amed lneagi i eement that
he entered into with the defendants in
February to purethasthe aD-dwood mine
In Arlsona for500; t otthprop
Who decined to aseptIt. The ailt a to
-'defends 10- fu-il the is +
A ratIs xmbeteres.
th eyOw steablbet to t the parish
: ASTONISHING THE NATIVE
Exhibition of Northern Products 4
New York State Fair.
" From the N. Y. Democrat.
is A novelty in the exhibits of the Ne
1e York State Fair has this year been intr,
1- duced by the Northern Pacific Railw:
d Company. The exhibit, which occupies
n large space on both sides of the entran
,e to Florida Hall, consists of specimens
t, the cereals, grasses,vegetables, etc., grov
d in the great Northwest. Different kin
1I of wheat from Minnesota, north Dakot
a Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregi
a are exhibited and prove a surprise to i
p the farmers that examine them. Some
v- the oats exhibited are six feet high, al
e, are of unusual weight. The grasses pc
I- sessing superior nutritive qualities a
shown in great varieties and of luxuria
growth. It is useless to undertake to d
scribe the many varieties of grain inclu
ed in this exhibit, and they should be see
by every farmer that visits the ft
grounds. The show of vegetables is sir
ply wonderful, and though most of t
A samples were shipped before they reach
their full maturity and ripeness. Notwit
r standing this fact the samples shown a
Id astonishing. The samples of potatoes a
s particularly fine and include many difft'
ent varieties. Turnips, cabbage, onior
id beets, cucumbers, etc., are shown whi<
id exceed in size the same varieties grown
this country. Great interest was mat
fested in the display of hard spring whe
from North Dakota. This wheat has i
come famous in the markets for qualiti
which make the best flour and for bell
it specially adapted to the manufacture
r. flour by the patent process in vogue at t
roller mills. The specimens were frc
g northern Minnesota and from the counti
of Cass, Barnes, Stutsman, Kidder, Bt
S leigh, Morton, Stark, Ransom and oth(
in North Dakota. The wheat from Mo
_ tana, Washington and Oregon was great
From the Rochester, N. Y. Herald:
Herald reporter visited floral hall at t
it State fair grounds for the purpose of noti:
more specifically an exhibit made by t
Northern Pacific Railroad Company
products from the region traversed
their newly completed transcontinen
line. The exhibition elicited admiri
comments from all who examined it. T
ts samples of grains, grasses and vegetab:
a- from the crop of 1883 were exceptionas
ts fine. There were specimens of hard spri
ie wheat from Cass, Barnes, Ransom, Kiddi
1- Stutsman, Burleigh and Stark countil
of North Dakota, and from northern Mint
ht sota. This variety of spring wheat is ce
ie brated as being that from which the fins
id flour is manufactured by the patent rol:
d process. There were wonderfully fi
8. samples of wheat from Montana, Wat
ington and Oregon. Grasses were shoi
of the highly nutritious varieties comm
to the western Territories. They are
id luxuriant growth. The vegetables w
of immense size and superior quality. T
exhibit was a great surprise as it was I
fe tiractive, it having been brought from su
a distance. The farmers who inspect
the exhibition commented upon it in i
ii highest terms of praise. It occupies a spa
of 80feet of the hall and is arranged it
e Contemporary Fun.
f New York Newos: Ax-helves are nol
ing but chop-sticks.
Philadelphia Herald: Politicians go
the ladder of fame by the rounds of drini
m Burlington Free Press: A lot of st
e- wire spring beds have been shipped
e New Zealand. The natives are tired
n frying missionaries on forked sticks.
e School Book: The condor of the An(
he is the largest bird that flies. Boston Stc
e This was written before the United Stal
absconder came into vogue.
Louisville Courier-Journal : "Keep ye
eye on Smith," says the Newo York WT~or
n The World is evidently addressing sol
e gentleman whose eye can take in a crom
Philadelphia Record: An English ne
- paper gives as a simple recipe for cleari
'er drains and wastepipesof grease, by i
s- pouring of lye into them. Apparently I
he same result might be obtained by letti
SVennoror Eli Perkins use the pipes a
in speaking tube.
e R.ochetser Pos~t-Express : The man w
e was observed on State street this morni
with a 3-cent stamp on his left year, 4
deavoring to climb into a letter box a
clamoring for them to "fesh on their pot
Sofltahes, 'cosh he wash so drunk he could
gw LouCE, la ur&VUrU Uv LUvi ULU LJV bUVULy.
that the office should seek the man, and
not the man the office.
I Inhabitants of Arkansas Woods.
)f Kansas City Times: It is the natives
*. themselves that more especially attract the
d stranger's attention. There's the head of
d the family, prodigiously tall and ungainly
-quite interesting objects they are, too,
with their thousand and one mental and
physicial peculiarities. The children also,
t always 12 or 15 of them, ragged, sorrow
d ful-looking urchins, of all sizes and shapes
t And the dogs--bless me, caine near for
getting the dogs-great they are in num
i bers, and sothin and bony that It is little
wo rderth greaterportio.-of their exis
tence is spent In lyingbefore the old Afle
dplace, naeer changing their position except
Swhen mpeiU to do so. A strikl4
sens of inIness seems to overshadow
theholdup as thq' at about the
dingy room in all Ia gilble attitues,
quOh wrtypedap t the nýaimw, conlnes
, ofhils own Rttle selfand the quid a4
f baooo. 'fobacco is their only
.:,hoaae-a I it is, to, .
h Wist Buffto beIthere in
~h& *enough .
S. come weary after a long term of service
the art of mastication; chewing requii
too much exercise for their indolent i
tures to withstand. Something must
done to relieve these overworked membi
sw of the human organism, and the chari
o- teristic pipe is at once brought forth fr
ay its hiding place in the chimney. A
a such pipes-great, black, filthy thin;
ce strong enough to wreck the constitution
of a 5th ward politician. A man who c
vn stand before one of those when it is in f
ds blast is proof against anything. He wot
ta, certainly need no life insurance.
on The diet of these people is a remarkal
all thing in its way, not only in quality i
of also in quality Corn bread and bac
nd constitute the bill of fare, and in the mi
)s- gre compass of its life-sustaining qualit
ire it combines all-and the only delicacy
,nt the season, never out of season. It's cc
le- bread and bacon for breakfast, corn brc
Id- and bacon for dinner, corn bread and 1
en con for supper; that is all the year aroul
sir To moralize upon the ingredients of tl
i- corn bread would be as hazardous as to
he tempt to solve the mysteries that clus
ed around that world-famous dish, boardi
:h- house hash. I know it is a horrible m
ire tureofcorn meal and water, but I am
ire nocent of anything else it my contain-
;r- terly devoid of salt, saleratus or soi
Is, This is poured into a small, rusty ii
ch pot, half buried in the ashes, whert
in bakes and dries until it becomes h,
Ai- enough to knock a hole through a bra
wat wall, provided the aforesaid wall is
)e- more than 10 feet thick. While the baki
ies process is going on the family sqi
ng around the fire in languid listlessness a
of fire random shots of tobacco juice at 1
>m The bacon, too, is an article worthy
ies comment, inasmuch as it imparts a sort
ir- flavor to the corn bread, and thereby re,
!rs ers it the more palatable. You first i
m- cover it in huge slabs of fat, with little
tly no lean in its composition, and alm
completely incrusted in the accumula
A filth of weeks and months. One glance
he it would make a health officer sick; but
ng eat it! Oh, horrors! The corn bread,
he ing baked to the proper extent, is plat
of upon a stump outside the door to cc
by while the dogs form a circle about, I
tal their chops in silent hunger, and best
ng wistful glances upon the, to them deli
'he ous morsel. Slices of bacon are then plai
les in the great iron pot, where they sit
Ily and splutter until finally resolved int(
ng number of little dried-up chips float
er, about upon a miniature sea of slimy grea
es, This horrible mess--grease and all
se- conjunction with the corn bread, is eag
le- ly devoured by these rapacious natii
est and on this meagre diet, strange to s
ler but nevertheless true, they manage sor
[ne how to keep the sands of life in moti
ih- Truly, one-half of the world knows
wn how the other half lives.
of Aristocratic Denistry.
,re New York Sun,
'he Mrs. Bancroft, the actress, visited
at- cently one of the most celebrated dent
ich in London, who seldom handles anyth
:ed but aristocratic jaws, to have her teeth
the amined and operated on. Knowing
tee weakness of the expert, she asked what
Sa charge was, but he refused to say until
had completed what was but an inspect
and some cleaning. This done, he s
his charge was $250. The actress protest
and offered $100, which, she said, was
th- the money she had with her. She tadi
that she had brought so much because
up was told the charge would be exorbits
ks. and provided herself with a sum expec
eel to meet the highest figure. She decl
to that the fashionable dentist took the $1
of and clapping his back to 'the door, we
not allow her to leave until she had sigi
les a note for the rest. The case is to be heard
r: in court.
es Daniel Boone's Cabin a Chicken
Id. The average western American has lit
ne tie respect for anything which does not
rd. possess a distinct mark of utility. Age
and associations do not command from him
s- the distinguished regard that is thought
ng their due in some parts of the country. I
he had occasion recently to pass through the
wild and picturesque region, where Dan
ng iel Boone pitched his tent and built his
Sa rude log cabin. The cabin is still stand
ing, and is pointed out to strangers Ias the
ho original hut of the famous pioneer. One
ag would think that as an interesting link
-n-. that connects the present with the past,
nd and as a historic reminder of the early days
h- in Missouri, the rude building would be
''t safely guarded and protected, but instead
ry of this it has been put to the bases uses.
nd At present it is used as a chicken coop;
the feathered occupants roost where the
trusty rifle and simple accoutrements of
Daniel hung in times past. The cabin is
a fast falling into pieces, and probably the
he only consideration that would cause its
of present occupants to take any care of it
would be the possibility of charging an
admission fee to seeit.
nd :, ýriminall Notes,
w- New York: John B. Carroll, for two
es years preceding March clerk In. the bu
or- reau of arrears, was arrested on the charge
m- of forgery. It iB alleged he appropriated
Nashville: Wmn. Boyd, indicted for the
m nrder of Berdle Patterson, his mstress,
Sin this tcity July bh last, was to-day found
guilty ad sentence fixed at 12 years in
Braeelet: The tgry to-day rendered a
verdict of n the easof tgetj -
at' rahad ontr. P t `was
fixed at g yea it, the penft ary.
I 'iltain Tex Z this morning
n thre bu$agrs eroded the bank Opdt,
bu; ig, wets b
a# c a I urd ;
this d l V I the
Sin HACK FARES.
na- Swindling Charges that the Law
)ers Detroit Free Press.
-ac- "Vos you engaged?" inquired a S
.o, uel-of-Posen-looking drummer of a hi
end man in front of the Michigan Central
igs, pot yesterday.
i of "Naw !" answered the hackman.
can "Veil, I vould like to gone up py n
full house, No. - Voodvort avenue.
uld you took me dare vonce?"
"Why; av course, get in," respon
able the hackman.
but The drummer stepped lightly into
con hack, the driver cracked his whip
tea- away went the horses. At M. S. Smit
ties Co.'s corner the drummer looked up at
of big clock and asked the driver to stop
orn til he could set his watch. The dri
cad complied, and when passing the city
ba- the drummer discovered that the clot
nd. the tower was a trifle faster than his wa
hat He again requested the hackman to I
at- long enough to enable him to manipu
ster the minute hand of his watch so as to n
ing it correspond with city hail time.
ux- The drummer suddenly concluded 1
in- he would go back to the train and orde
-ut- a turn about. At Larned street he shout
)da. "Heah, drhiva, stop me py Tom S'
*e it "H'all right," responded the hackn
ard as he drew up in front ot Swan's.
ick "Come ahead een und haff a dreenk
sn't me," seductively remarked the drums
ing "You bet," was the ready reply of
ut hackman, as he flung out a quid of
the After refreshing themselves they
turned to thqghack, and on arriving al
of depot the drummer tendered the usual
t -50 cents.
nd- "Here, what'r you a-given me, so
dis- said the hackman, insolently.
or "I geef you foofty cents; vhy, vat
ited "Well, I should say not. Jest see I
at dallah 'n a half more; d'ye heah ?"
Sto Vat for? vat for? Say? Vat for? shi
be- ed the excited drummer.
"What for? Why, for stoppin' t:
times, dat's what for."
S "Vat! You sharge me foofty cents e'
time dot I vind my vatches by Smit's
tow der city hall?"
lici- "To be cert. The law allows it and d
Iced you forget it."
zzle "Vat vas that odder foofty cents ft
;o a enquired the incredulous drummer.
"For? Why, for de time you asket
ting in to Tom Swan's to take a drink."
ase. "Vat! did you mean to say dot
-in sharge me hel-luf a toller for drea
"Yas-takes time there s'well's
ves, where else."
say, "Veil," ejaculated the sad-eyed dr
me- mer, "here is $2 for you. I vill puy s
ion. shtock in your -- hack der next di
dot I ride mit you and haff der gone
not ling eenterest. Vot a country! Vot a I
Oh, vot a hackmans!"
Lobs of Life on the Lakes.
Bre- BUFFALO, N. Y., Sept. 25.-A fed
tists gale set in last night and raged furio
ling from the southwest. A number of vet
ex- have suffered more or less severely,
the being dismasted, and the schooner I
this State went down with all hands a
1 he miles from the harbor. Her crew con
tion ed of Capt. Hayes and six men, and
said cargo was 16,000 bushels of wheat, s
ted, ped from Toledo. She was with the 1
s all steam barge Buckeye, and the heavy
Ided caused their line to part. At the tim
she the accident the wind was blowing at
;ant, rate of fifty-nine miles an hour.
cted schooner E. Fitzgerald, which art
ares about daylight from Toledo, had a
100 hard time. During the height of the
uld her bulwarks were washed out and
ned foresail split and blown to shreds.
sard thought that other disasters will be rel
en. Vesslemen say the gale was one o
most terrific ever encountered on i
ken Erie. The sea rolled heavily and sa
over the docks, submerging them and
lit- lower part of the city several feet.
not railway yards were under water.
Age wind drove the water up in great vol
and cha Inow avill rrwarnklnk h rnaev
;ht In the city destruction of trees was very
the * LITTLE OF EVERYTHING.
his .Four thousand Italians fish for coral.
the In the three fan districts of Japan 100,
)ne 000 persons make fans.
ink The drought has effected the cranberry
ast, crop to such an extent thiat cranberries
ays may be scarce.
be A Scotchman says that the average pe
eyd destrian in Europe does not reach the
les. standard of 30 miles a day.
DP; M. Pivion, favoring cremation, says that
the those poisons which can be detected in a
of decaying body can, with few exceptions,
a is be found in the ashes which remain in the
Its If we may believe the London World,
ithe Polish countess who was always a
an transparent fraud, never very seriously
believed in, is superseded by the more
risky siren, the American adventuress and
heiress whose money "peters", out.
two Few English girls at the watering
bu- places, says the London Truth, appear to
rge know how to swim. That journal ascribes
ted the fact to the prejudice which decrees
that no lady shall bathe with -any man,
the even her own father, brother or husband.
5s, Caleb Stockwell of odon, Ont., was
xd exceedingly surprised the other morning
sin when Mrs. toXtwell presented m r with
two sons and tw ndaguhters, all g . Sub.
l a seluently when asked what he'd got he
fi. worowftlly said, "Only two 8ili1 pair."
e, The little ones are thiving.
was An Albany r have utllizedtia bcrps.
They make ougbt plt tl f
lug stove l adpt$z to aiz to eight;
the ri sad al p
by .Us B are r by
acres. To inclose his lands 220 mile
fence is required. He has 40,000 catt
Al- The story comes from North Caroli
a dog that climbs trees after opossumi
coons. He doesn't stick his toe nail
am- like a cat, but climbs like a boy. Reci
ack- he shinned up a big elm and caugh
I de- immense coon. During the fight that
sued they both fell to the ground, bu
dog had the best of the fall and won
The trustees of the James Lick eo
ided prodded by the California pioneers
port that they have $12,000 worth 4
the struments on Mount Hamilton; that
and cannot make any progress until they:
th & the focal length of the great telescope
tthe they propose to erect, and that they
to complete the great instrument with
the $700,000 that Lick devised.
hall The returns which have been publi
*k in of the numberof divisions in which
itch. member of the House of Commons
stop taken part during the past session are
ilate without interest. There were 340
cake sions in the House exclusive ot 105
sions in the grand committce. Of the:
that related to Scotland and 42 to Ire
ered while no fewer than 40 divisions
ted: taken over the English Agricultural I
wan ings bill, and 63 on that bearing on col
A Story of President Linec
the The origin of Lincoln's intimacy
to- Joshua E. Speed is thus related:
Speed began his business life as a
re- chant in Springfield, Illinois, whe
,t the was settled when Mr. Lincoln came
fare to open a law office. One day he wa
ting in his store in an interval of lei
)y?" Mr. Lincoln, whose inward awkwarc
was then aggravated by youth, cam
is it to his counter, and accosted him
visible embarrassment. 'I want to ki
me a Speed,' he said, 'the cost of a beds
and bed,' adding a rough descri
riek- which indicated the cheapest kind of
'What you want,' answered Mr. S
.hlee 'will cost you about $17.' At this Linr
jaw dropped, and a painful expressi(
very sadness and perplexity spread ove:
und countenance. Mr. Speed, noticing
look, and rightly interpreting it to sil
lon't that the price exceeded Lincoln's m
quickly added: "Mr. Lincoln, I h
proposition to make you. My partne
d me just got married, and his bed in my
up stairs is vacant. If you are willi
you occupy it, and share my room with
Mting you are more than welcome.' The pa
any- expression instantly vanished from
Lincoln's face, as, with a few simple i
rum- of thanks, he accepted the offer, anm
ome appeared. In a short time he reapp.
dsol- with a pair of old-fashioned saddle ba
law! his arm, and, directed by his new fr
shambled up stairs to the designated I
A minute had scarcely passed befo
shambled down again, and as he re:
the shop room, cried out, his face bea
arful with jocund content: "Well, Speed,
)USIV mnvprld TTPnfnrwwnrr n ntil rdeafth
sels coin and Speed were bosom friends."
rork What Rum Will Do.
gist- A minister of the gospel told me one
her of the most thrilling incidents I have heard
dip- in my life. A member of his congregation
ittle came home, for the first time intoxicated,
gale and his boy met him upon the doorstep,
e of clapping his hands and exclaiming, '.Papa
the has come home!' He seized the boy by
The the shoulder, swung him around, stagger
ived ed, and fell in the hall. That minister
very said to me. 'I spent the night in that
gale house. I went out, bared my brow that the
her night dew might fall upon it and cool it.
It is1 walked up and down. the hill. There
port- was his child dead ! There was his wife in
'the convulsions, and he asleep. A man about
ake thirty years of age asleep, with a dead
vept child in the house, having a blue mark
the upon the temple, where the corner of the
The marble steps had come in contact lth the
The head as he swung him around, and his
ume wife on the brink of the grave ! Mr. Gough,'
eat. said my friend. 'I cursed the drink. He
very had told me that I must stay until he
woke, he passed his hand over his face and
exclaimed, what is the matter? Where is
my boy?' 'You cannot s:e him.' 'Stand
out of my way ! I will see my boy.' To
prevent confusion I took him to the child's
.O bed, and as I turned down the sheet and
showed him the. corpse, he uttered a wild
erry shriek, 'Ah, my child!' That minister
rries said further to me: 'One year after he was
brought from the lunatic asylum to lie
pe- side by side with his wife in one grave,
the and I attentled the funeral.' The minister
of the gospel who told me the fact is to
that day adrunken hostler in a stable in the city
in a of Boston. Now tell me what rum willdo.
ons, It will debase, degrade, imbrute and damn
the everything that is noble, bright and glori
ous and God-like in a human being. There
is nothing drink will not do that is vile,dast
ardly, cowardly and hellish. When are
sty we not to fight it till the day of our death.
nore A Crazy Father.
NEw YoRK, Sept. 24.-Winm. Walsh, a
ring laborer residing in Brooklyn, suffering
Sto from some affection of the brain, this
ibes morning became violent and his wife went
rees for a physician. On her return with the
nan doctor they were hornified to see Walsh
and. holding his YOungest child, 18 months old,
by the legs and dashing her head on the
floor. The ithriated man was overpow
ered. The child will die.
Sub- The :a mbler urder.
air." Baeaor ona., Sept. 27.-At the
Rose Ambleor m ter inquiry to-day Prof.
p Whi, of the ale medical sool, terEti
for led tth iade a icroscople examina
ght of the carriage cushions belonging to
pm..,14 7 I Sound nothg to indi;ate the
,pres e blood. The hr fbund under
dby a 'p neri lwas la V mtan hair,
*u.i s as a thea e) of the buma or
es of A DIABOLICAL CREATURE.
na of An Arizona Monster that is as Savage
s and as a Bull Dog, and Fights
Like a Viper.
es in Virginia City Enterprise,
ently ,William Blackheath, when he returned
it an from a six month's sojourn in. Arizona,
t en- brought to the Comestock, Nev., the skin
t the of what he, for want of a better name, calls
Sthe a Gila monster, but which is evidently that
of a saurian of a different species. The
state, skin now measures seven feet from tip to
I, re- tip, and it has evidently shrunk some inch
of in- es in drying. Though about the color of
they an ordinary Gila monster, the reptile is
learn evidently a kind of an inland crocodile,
that or, more properly, cayman, as it had not
hope the webbed feet of the crocodile.
Ihalf The strange saurian was found in a
small valley in the Wheatstone mountains.
ished When alive it stood two feet high, and its
each body just back of its forelegs was over
has three feet in circumference. The creature
not was as savage as a bull dog, and as full of
divi- fight as a viper. It was found by the dogs
divi- of Mr. Blackheath and partner. When the
,e 16 men arrived at the haunt of the reptile-to
land, which they were attracted by the fierce
were and peculiar barking of their dogs, three
told- in number-they found that one dog had
rrupt already been killed and the others were
badly cut up and covered with blood. The
creature displayed such activity, and was
)ln's so diabolically vicious, that the two pros
pectors feared to go near it, being armed
with nothing better than a prospecting
with pick and a shovel with a small handle.
"Mr. Finally the thing got one of the dogs by
mer- the fore leg, and finding that it held on
re he like a terrier, with no signs of loosing its
there hold, Mr. Blackheath ran forward and
a sit- stuck his pick into its head. Even then
sure. the reptile held on, and it was not until it
ness had been struck several blows with the
ie up pole of the pick, that its jaws relaxed and
with it gave up the ghost. When the dog was
now, released it was found that his fore leg had
stead been broken at a point about two inches
ption above the knee.
both. Mr. Blackheath says that he has met
peed, with several of the creatures known as
:oln's Gila monsters that were two and a half
)n of feet in length, but lever, before or since,
r his saw, or even suspected the existence of one
the so large as that whose skin he possesses.
gnify It was a surprise to all white men in that
eans, section, but some of the Indians asserted
ave a that far to the south in the Sierra Madre
r has mountains they had seen some that were
room as large or larger.
ng to Unfortunately, in flaying the saurian,
me, Mr. Blackheath's only idea was to have
sinful the hide tanned and made into boots and
Mr. gaiters, therefore he did not preserve the
words feet, otherwise the skin might be stuffed
c1 dis- and mounted by a taxidermist. lHe says
eared the teeth of the creature were over an
.es on inch in length, were sharp as needles, and
lend, in shape resembles the teeth of a shark.
oom. Brudder Gardner on Dreams.
.ched Detroit Free Press:
ming "De odder mornin' ole Uncle Jerry
I've Blossom rushed into my cabin with his
Lin- eyes as big as sassers," said Brother Gard
ner, as a hush came o'er the. hall, and
Samuel Shin threw his last appel core at
the bald head of Elder Toots. "I reckon
ed. dat he had struck $7 in policy, or dat
one his ole woman was sick, or dat his boy,
leard Moses, had fallen off the roof, but I was
ation mistaken. De ole man had galloped ober
ated, to tell me his dream. He had dreamed of
step, seein' a dun-cull'd mule chase a cream
Papa cull'd hoss aroun' a yaller-cull'd ba'n, an'
>y by he couldn' make out whether' he was to
gger- come widin one of hitting $500 in a lottery,
ister or his ole woman was to break her leg.
that "Now, gem'len, I had a few remarks
.t the to get off some two y'ars ago on the sub
ol it. jick of dreams, and desiah to express a
rhere few mo'. I am giben to understan' dat
ife in some of our moas' prominent members be
tbout lieve in dreams an' shape deir course
dead accordin'. Ize an' ole man, an' Ize had a
mark millyon dreams since I began bizness.
f the Dar's sunthin' in 'em, but not much.
h the "To dream that you are crossin' a
1 his muddy stream to steal turnips signifies dat
ugh,' you had better go to work an' airn some
ii he "To dream dat you are trabblin' long a
e and dusty highway an' lookin' fur a lost pock
ere is etbook wid $50, it signifies dat you am
3tand much mo' sartin' to be trowed ,: er de
To house fur non-payment of rent dan 3 uu am
iild's to pick up a single nickel.
t and "To dream dat you am ridin' a white
wild hose past a-e. i'n, and data gray-man
lister comes out and pints a blue umblella at
e was you signifies dat de flour bar'l am empty,
;o lie and dat you had better hunt for work.
:rave, "To dream dat you sot on de fence an'
sister saw a funeral purceshun go past, and dat
is to- de man who driv de herse had a glass eye,
e city signifies dat you owe de grocer $3.75, an'
illdo. have bin dodgin' him fur de las' three
glori- "To dream of seein' a woman walkin'
Chere ober a creek on a suspenshun bridge signi
,dast- fies dat your ole woman can't go to church
a are fur de want of shoes.
"ath. '"Dar' am lots of odder fings, but dese
am fa'r samples of de lot. If dar am any
body in dis hall idiot 'nuff to believe dat
sh, he kin lay on his back on an ole straw bed
wring an' groan an' grunt an' dream six weeks
this inter de fucher, now am de time fur him
went to pick up his hat an' bid us good-by !
I the "An' one fing mo': I understan' dat
Faleh sartin members of dis club am in de habit
Sold of seein' ghosts. I doan' specify any
a te names, but I wish to say to the hull con
venshun dat de werry fust one of you who
sees aghost or cotches sight of a spook will
be cantered outer dis club so fast dat de
track left behind you on de star's will be
smokin' hot. We will now pick up the
Lt the reg'Iar programy of de evenin' an' rush
The religous editor of the Mineral Argus
of ]Maideea4 Montana, remarks: "Charlie
S Feil of t"ji paper'will hiave his wife out
from Ameri jf ina afew weeks and the
Swill htm from among them. Let
~ the igh herd ubourn."