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FACTS AMI FAStlKS.
G. T. HUGHES.
Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law.
iflreon Wpst Main Street, formerly occupied by
Tboma AHaruelt. junenwrn
WALKER GREEN. H. 8. THOMPSON.
GREEN & THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law,
0 lprnriiro in nt! the various courts of Manry
nrl mijoiriiiiir counties. K4.Sk-cihI attention fiv-
u to ci'Ji iinn(. Jums 16-76-iy
J. 13. 150IVI,
Attorney at Law,
Will jira tiro in Maury and adjoining counticB.
C. W. WITHERSPQON,
Attorney at Law,
H"iU Attend witli promptness to all Lecul Businowi
ntruHtl to hit rnn in Maury arid H(iji.iniHK c itui
t . Mrirt aUejition to collection sud settlement
of nil kfri'iK.
W-iKWre Whitthorne Block. jan.2-.y.
P. H. SOUTHALL, JR.,
Attorney at Law,
aaSwrinl "ttcnlion civen to collection.. Office
l iiittliorm Mock. tune 30, l,7i.
A. M . WHISKY.
W. J. S-YKEr-.
LOONEY & SYKES,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancey,
V. P. HOWELL,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chaneery,
Special attention ffiven to the collection of claim.
Clluf : W hi tt tun he Block. junWy
W. C. TAYLOR.
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
OKFU'K : With McDowell Ji Wetter. Whit
thorne irl.K'k. U'ec. Ist-f.it.
;eokge c. ta yi.ok.
11. H. SANbOM.
TAYLOR & SANSOM,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
ill practice in Maury and Hfljniiiin? counties,
and lit the Supreme and r'eileral Vurts lit Nashville,
hpecial attention given to t he collection of clHimn.
T"Olni e: North Main street, m-coml iloor from
Nelson llonse." jan. 2ili-IS7fi.
JNO. V. WKIUHT.
J. V. DEW.
WRIGHT & DEW,
Attorney at Law,
Solicitor in Chancery.
H)Oftice Whitthorne lllock up stairs.
May ft l7i.
A.M. IIP 6 II ES.
A. M. Hl'GIIKS.Jn.
A.M. HUGHES & SON.,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
Will practice in the Court of Maury and adjoining
roimti'-x. and Supreme and Federal Courtn at Naxli
ville. Tne strident attention will I, riven to all
IiiimIbcsn entrusted to tlieir chic. Itttice South Hide
Went Main Street, 1M door from the Sutiarc
J. VV. M'KISSACK,
ATTORNEY AD (OlMLLOll AT LAW,
Office : lp tair. ahnvo Post oflicc.
Will kItc Ktrli l attention to all tumiics entrusted
to him. in any of Die courts of Maury, W illiamson
and adjoining count ieu.
I ...'. n. .ii and -cit lenient of all kinds, attended to
ill hold an ottic at Spring Hill every Saturday
may l-th 17e.
JOHN T. Tl'CK KI5.
W. V. TltKKK.
J. T. & W. F. TUCKER,
AVhoselale and Retail
A X I
Northeast Corner Public Square,
COLUMBIA, : : : TENNESSEE.
jPealern in Cotton and all kilids of
produce. Liberal advances made on poods
in store. nov.l!)-1875-ly.
Gentlemen who visit this establishment,
will always find the best artists in Columbia.
Hair Cutting, Sharing and Slianipooning
dene in elegant style. All the Proprietor
asks is a trial.
Transient rate reduces trom
S4.00 TO 3.00 PER DAT.
(Small rooms $2 50 a day when called for.
Han removed from New York to ('oliimlua, Ten
noMer, where he will, in the fntute, praoti.e his
profeahinn. He can be seen at all hour, when not
prnlewlonall.T eiiKaR.'d, at the ottice of Ir. Towler,
North Main street, Columbia, Tenn. Not. 17-76-ly
PURE BRED POULTRY.
I 'Mrti-itlo Cochins,
The gnderiC!!'d offers fer aale a few Terr fin
Cockerels of t heabov. varieties. Stockdirectly from
W. H TODD, Also a few very gisid liRht and
dark HrahnTa ockerels. lvKirX"r hatching in sea
sou, trom all of the alove varieties. My Kow Is are
ln-pt iu separate Tards.alifl hred pure. Prices rHS
oiialde and satisfaction guaranteed.
A. A. I.IPMDJIB,
sept,.T-ljr. Columbia, Tenn.
I. N. BARNETT.
By ALFRED S. HORSLEY,
Judgment cu the Peoule.
During the pat eight years the public have care
fully otracrved the wondertul cures accomplished
by Allen's Strengthening i'onlittl.
jrrom its use many an afflicted suilerer has been
restored to perfect health after having expended a
small foitune in procuring medical advice and ob
taining poisonous mineral medicines.
Its medical properties are alterative, tonic, solvent
and diuretic. Tliere Is no disease of the human
system for wnich Allen's Strenathenina
t'orttinl cannot be used with perfect safety.
Albs Strengthening Cordis
It will eradicate from the system every taint of
Scrofula and crsfulous Humor. It has permanently
cured thousands of helpless cases where all other
known remedies failed.
Allen's Strengthening Cordial
Is the great blood purifier, crres Pyphilis, and re
moves Inn pies and Humors on the face
Ueason should teach us that a ulotcny, rouzn or
pimpled skiD depends entirely upon an internal
cause, and no outward application can ever cure the
Tumors, Ulcers, or Old Sores
ArecaHsed by an impure state of the blood: cleanse
the blood thoroughly with Alten'H St remit li-
ening Vorttial and the complaints will Uisap
ir. Allen's Strenathenina Cortlial cares
Constipation, Dyspepsia, Kaintness of stomach. It
Is not a stimulating bitters which creates a fictitious
appetite, but a gentle Tonic, which assists nature to
restore tne stomach to a healthy action. do person
suttering with Sour Stomach, Headache, Costiveness,
Palpitation of the Heart, Indigestion, Low Spirits,
etc., can iaae taree aoses without rciici.
Allen' h Strenathenina Cortlial cures
reuiaie weakness ; it acts airectiy upon tne causes ol
these complaints, invigorates and strengthens the
wnoie system, acts upon tne secretive oreans and
Allen's Strenathenina Corilial has
never failed to cure mercurial diseases, pain in the
bones, as it removes from the system the producinz
cause, fruit Kheum and Scald Head readily yield to
.toe great alterative enects 01 mis ineaicine.
Allen's Strenathenina Cortlial has
never iieen known to tail in giving immediate relief
in all dUeases of the Kidneys ana Urinary organs.
This medicine challenges the most profound atten
tion oi tne medical faculty, many ot whom are pre-
acriDing it to lueir pauents.
Allen's Strenathenina Cortlial nets
as deligbtluily on tne tender bane, the most delicate
lad y, aud inbriu old age, as en the&Lioiig man ; im
parting health and vigor to the nerves and brain
blood-vessels, heart and liver. When taken you
can feel its life-giving power course through every
artery, destroying all diseases in the blood and giv
ing health, elasticity and strength to the whole or
Allen's Strenathenina Cortlial is ac
knowledged by all (lasses of people to be the best
and most reliable blood purifier in the world. It is
a never fallinremedy and can be relied upon. How
many thousands uiou thousands have been snatched
as it were from the brink nt the grave by its miracu
lous power. Who will sufler from Liver Complaints,
lyspepsia, Disease of the Stomach, Kidneys, Bowels,
or Itiadder when such a great remedy is within reach.
Volumes might be filled with proof from all parts
of the civilized world to prove that no remedy has
ever been discovered in the whole history of medi
cine that acts so promptly. Even in the worst cases
of Scrofula a good appetite, complete digestion,
sirength and a disposition for exercise, are sure to
follow its use. If the bowels are costive, or head- I
ache accompanies the disease, the use of Allen's
Liver l'ills will remove it. Over eight years' experi- '
ence and the increasing popularity of Allen's medi
cines are conclusive proof.
Price $1.00 per bottle, or six bottles for S5.0O. If
your druggist or store-keeper does not have it, we
will forward half a dozen to any address on receipt
of the price.
I'repared only by
AMERICAN MEDICINE CO.,
St. Joseph, Mo.
For sale by all Druggists.
THE (tRMGIXAL AXI CEXVIXE
ritEPA It A TIOX.
The reputation of this Medicine is now so well es
tablished that liberal minded men In the medical
profession throughout the Union recommend it to
their patients as the very best of all remedies for
lllce. Hundreds of the noit painful cases of J'iles
havn been cured by its use in a very short time.
No medicine has ever obtained a higher or mora
deserving reputation than Allen's I'ile Ointment.
Allen's file Ointmenf is a remedy of universal
usefulness whenever an eil cerate salve ointment or
embrocation is required, in cases of Burns, S-alds,
Klisters, Sprains, bruises, Abrasions. Cuts, Uh'ers,
Salt Kheum, Tetter, f czema. King Worm, Karber's
Itch, Frosty Limbs, Chilblains, Chapped Skin,
Fever Klisters, Bed Si ev. Sore Feet, Bunions,
Vegetable Poisoning, Bites of Iusects, etc.
Tliere is no known remedy that gives such lasting
relief as Allen's Pile Ointment. It is a new, de
lightful and wonderful remedy, designed and war
ranted to supersede all other Ointments yet dis-
A lien's Pile Ointment is entirely different from
any other Olutinent la the whole world perfectly
harmless for the inf tnt or aged ; it is cooling and
grateful to the burning brow, throbbing temples and
fever-parched system ; it will banish pain and allay
inflammation more rapidlv than any curative com
pound in this or in any other country.
Price 80 cents a box, or six boxes for 12 00. If
your druggist or store-keejier doei not have it, we
will forward half a dozen to any address on receipt
Prepared only by
AMERICAN MEDICINE GO.,
St. Joseph, Mo.
For sale by all Druggists.
Allen's Liver Pills.
reifectly tasteless, elegantly coated. For the
cure ot all disorders of the Stomach, Liver, Bowels,
Kidneys, Bladder, Nervous Iliseases. Headache,
Constipation, Costiveness, Indigestion. Dyspepsia,
and all Bilious Diseases, such as Constipa'tiou, In
ward Piles, Ful.ut-ss ol Blood to the Head, acidity
of the Stomach, Nausea, Heartburn, Disgust for
Food. F'ullness or Weight in the Stomach, liour
Eructations, Sinking or Fluttering at the Pit of the
Stomach, Swimming of the Head, Hurried and Dif
ficult Breathing, Fluttering at the Heart, Choking
or SuQbeating Sensations when in a lying posture,
Dimnosof Vision, Dots or Webs ttefore the Sight,
Fever or dull pain in the Head, Difficulty of Per
spiration, Yellowness of the Skin and Eyes, Pain in
the Side, Chest, Limbs, and Sudden "Flushes ef
Heat. Burning of the Flesh, etc.
Allen's Lirer Fillsmxj always be relied
on as a sa'e and eliectual remedy, and may be taken
by both sexes at all times with beneficial results.
By their use the weak are msde strong distress
after eating. Inward Weakness, Laneuor, Want of
a ppetite, are at once removed by a dose or two of
these Pills. Thousands of pehsons who have used
these Pills we have yet to hear the first complaint
from one who has tried them. Tbey always give
ALLEN'S LIVER PILLS
Regulate the organs of the system, restoring func
tional harmony and securing the secretion ot the
proper eonstituentsof each organ. By their action
the liver secret its allotted proportion of bile the
lungs carbon, the skin sweat, the kidneys urine,
etc., and are always reliable as a purgative.
The aged, and persons subjected to ConstipsUon,
Paralysis, and Weakness of the Bowels, Kidneys
and Bladder, etc., that have to resort to Injections,
by takimtwo or three of Allen't Liver Pills, will
enjoy natural diacbai-Kes. and by the occasional ue
of them have regular operations, in the-e cases
their strengthening and nutritious principles are
exhibited ; every dose will add cew strength to the
Bowels, Liver, Kidneys, etc, that may be worn or
depleted by age.
In these Pills, a want that science has ever failed
to supply is secured, and this is a thorough purga
tive that can be given in safety in cases of eruptive
fevers, as Small-pox, Erysipelas, Yellow Fever,
Scarlet and Typhoid Fevers. When the Mucous
Membrane becomes ulcerated, these Pills act thor
oughly, yet heal ulcerated and excoriated part.
They "are "made from extiacts from new ingredients
entirely vegetable, superior in every res tec t to the
ordinary powders and substances of the common
advertised Pills, and have a safe, certain and uni
Price 25 cents a box, or six boxes for (1.25. If
your druKfrist or store-keeper does not have them,
we will forward half a do7eu boxes to any address
on receipt of the price. Prepared only by
AMERICAN MEDICINE CO.
St. Joseph, Mo.
F0BTT IE1US EEF0B8 THE PCBLIC.
DR. C. M9LANFS
SYMPTOMS OF WORMS.
THE countenance is paleand leaden-
A colored, with occasional flushes, or
a circumscribed spot on one or both
cheeks ; the eyes become dull ; the pu
pils dilate ; an azure semicircle runs
along the lower eyelid ; the nose is ir
ritated, swells, and sometimesbleed ;
a swellingof the upper lip ; occasional
headache, with humming or throb
bing of the ears ; an unusual secretion
of saliva; slimy or furred tongue;
breath very foul, particularly in the
morning; appetite variable, some
times voracious, with a gnawing sen
sation of the stomach, at others, entire
lygone ;fleetingpainsinthestomach ;
occasional nausea and vomiting ; vio
lent pains throughout the abdomen ;
bowels irregular, at times costive ;
stools slimy ; not unfrequently tinged
with blood ; belly swollen and hard ;
urine turbid ; respiration occasionally
difficult, and accompanied by hic
cough; cough sometimes dry and con
vulsive; uneasy and disturbed sleep,
with grinding of the teeth ; temper
variable, but generally irritable, clc.
Whenever the above symptoms
are found to exist,
DR. C.MV LANE'S VERMIFUGE
will certainly effect a cure.
IT DOES NOT CONTAIN MERCURY
n any form ; it is an innocent prepara
tion, ?iot capable of doing the slight
est injury to the most tender infant.
The genuine Dr. MV Lane's Ver
mifuge bears the signatures of C.
MFLane and Fleming Bros, on the
wrapper. : o :
' DR. C. M PLANE'S
These Pills are not recommended
asaremedy"5orall the ills that flo?h
is heir to, but in affections of the
liver, and in all 3ilious Complaints,
Dyspepsia, and Sick Headache, or
diseases of that character, they stand
without a rival.
AGUE AND FEVER.
No better cathartic can bo usod pre
paratory to, dv after taking Quinine.
As a simple purgative they are un
cqualed. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
Thegenuine are neverBugar coated.
Eacli box has a red wax seal on the
lid, with tho impression Da. M.V
Lane's Liver Pills. q
Each wrapper bears the signatures
of C. MVLane and Fleming Bros.
Sold by all respectable druggist
and country, storekeepers generally.
We have in stock a first-class assortment of
Also Harness from
$1.0 to SfjtlOO.OO
Our work is first-class; the prices lower
than the same kind of work can be bought
north of Columbia.
June 20. 87-ly. KUIIN & TTJltPIN
JS I' " " . Ul 'T. . " I
MONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONES,
All of the boat Italian JUarble.
AIho. I have the latest styles) of Docigna.
All work an cheap as can he done else
vhere. Manufactory on West Main street,
lear the Instut'ie. mh28yl
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
Caoital : : : S 100,000
Does a General Banking and
X. W. HEESCG, rmldrDt.
LUCK'S FK1EKS0N. Cashier.
South main Street,
GO LU ML! A TEXXESSEK
Board. . 5er Imj.
"aHagiw. busgios or saddle borees farzusfaeu oc
application to tbe proprietor,
JAMES TL. GUEST.
. EUGINE R. SMITH, M. Dc(j
Office at Masonic Hall. Office hoars:
Frcra 8 to 9 am.; and from 1 to 3 p. m., and
7 p. rn. sept 15 "6.
L. C M'DOWELL.
IYI DOWELL & WEBSTER,
Attorneys at Law,
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY,
JL 07 T .
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as well as a suramarr of the triumphs of fence ana
art. The wars likely te convulse all Europe will
form to ics for discussion, that will be treated with
a thoroughnesH and ability nowhere elne to be found.
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aud nkfttrhes of the highest literary merit.
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PORTER BRYAN & ALFORD,
Wholesale Dealers in
TOBACCO and CIGARS
Proprietors af th. Celebrated
PORTER RIFLE" CIGAR,
june 2nd 76-lr.
The Tornadoes or tne Idtst Iterade-The
Orest Storm, of tne Past.
The occurrence of great and destructi ve
storms is frequently marked in history.
I'ernapj the mon terrible one on record
is what ia known as the ereat storm of
xsovemDer 2b-27. 103, in inclanu and
throughout Europe. In that frightful
tempest, lasting throughout the greater
part ot two davf, the number of persons
drowned in the Thames and Severn, and
lost on the coast in ships blown from their
moorings and never heard ot afterward,
was estimated at pight thousannd souls.
Thb loss of property sustained in London
alone, by wind and flood, was estimated
at the enormous sum of 3,000,000 pounds
sterling. In the county of Kent a great
number ot trees were torn up by their
roots, the great Eddystone lighthouse
was completely destroyed, and immense
numbers of cattle wert killed and drowned.
In the West Indies, from the 3d to the
18th of October, 1780, terrible hurricanes
devastated the whole country. At Uar-
badoes over 4,000 inhabitants lost their
lives in this tempest, and the destruction
of British and ether vessels in West In
dia harbors was frightful. Another ter
rible hurricane visited the Island of Bar
badoes. August 10, 1831. In this tem
pest over 2,500 inhabitants were killed
and over 5,000 wounded.
Many of our readers will remember the
fearful hurricane which swept over Ohio
and states lying to. the westward aa far
as Iowa in June, of the year 1860. The
violence of the wind which attended this
great storm, was declared by many to
have been without a parallel. Great
destruction to trees, crops, roofs and ves
sels, and some ljss of life were the results
along the broad tract of this tempest,
reaching in width for many miles.
In the year lebb, tremendous gaies
swept across the American lakes and the
Atlantic coast, from the 0th to the 11th
of January. The same hurricane reached
Europe, and the steamer Amelia went
down with a cargo valued at $1,000,000.
Many wrecks and great loss of life were
reported in various countries, showing
that an unusual atmospheric perturbation
pervaded the globe at the same time. ,
A frightful destructive storm was the
tropical hurricane which struct the
coast of Nova Scotia with terrible fury
on the 24th and 25th of August, 1873.
The loss of me was IrighttuI, and that or
property was estimated at the time from
four to rive million of dollars. About
nine hundred houses were destroyed, the
damage done to warves ana crops could
carceiv be calculated ana the num
ber of vessels known to have been de
stroyed during the 24th and 25th of Au
gust was 1,032. In the neighborhood ot
the gulf ot ttt. Liawrence ana tne Atlan
tic shores of Nova Scotia and Newfound
land the loss of life was not proportion
ately large, being estimated at less than
five hundred in all.
It is notable that the month of June)
1871, was prolific in thunder and rain
storms, especially in the western states.
The 16th of June there was an awful tor
nado at Eldorado, Kansas, that nearly
destroyed the whole town. On the 18th,
at several points in Wisconsin, violent
and destructive tornadoes were reported.
The same day a terrific hurricane at
Scranton, Iowa, demolished houses and
carried light buildings ten rodst killing
the inmates. The same day Westerville,
Iowa, reported a terrible tornado, nd
the vicinity of Springfield, Illinois, was
vii-ited by an awful cyclone, pulling up
trees and whirling lences in tne air. un
the 19th of June the same year, (1871),
there was a terrific thunder and rain
storm, flooding the country iu Kansas
and Minnesota, and on the 20th of the
same month there was a great storm on
Lake Superior, attended with furious
winds from all points of the compas
(whirlwinds), twirling the waves into
spires, or water-spouts, and attended by a
destructive tidal wave at Duluth, Min
nesota. On the 9th of July, 1871, Dayton,
Ohio, was visited by a violent ternado,
in the path of which many houses were
demolished and churches and bridges
blown down, several persons being killed,
and the total damage to property in tho
city and country estimated at at least one
million dollars. Cincinnati Commercial.
Spirit of the Agricultural Press.
It is a mistaken notion that book
knowledge is opposed to the practical.
There is much practical knowledge that
cannot be obtained outside of books or
their equivalent. The captain of a ves
tal is a practical sailor; to is the man be
fore the mast. But while both can reef
a Bail equally well, the latter would run
the vessel to destruction, perhaps, if
placed in command. There is a science
in navigation that cannot be learned by
simply performing the duties of a com
mon sailor. It murt be obtained from
books, and the men who safely conduct
the thousands of vessels from one port
to another, across the boundless ocean,
demonstrate how eminently practical
this book knowledge is. It is just so in
farming. Holding the plow, driving the
machine, pitching hay, sowing grain and
making cider, is all practical work, that
must be learned just as a sailor must
serve his time before the mast ere he can
aspire te the command of the vessel.
And betore the farmer can take the
higher position of a commander, he must
learn something of the science of agri
culture, and this can no more be learned
by holding the plow than the science of
navigation can be by reefing sails. Ohio
The New York Graphic is excited
over the banishment of the ladies' boot
and the reappearance ol the slipper. And
yet there is no convenience for a lady
who is the mother of a large family like
a pliant and well hung flipper.
THE MAHYJIPtP MINISTER.
A pastor wanted one to please the people ;
Our church, expensive and designed with skill
Embellished with a mortgage and a Gothic steeple
Has pulpit, pews, and treasury to fill.
A modern Samson, kept in strength by practice,
A mental giant so to speak we ask.
Who shall our burdens lighten lor the lact is,
To lift a mortgage is no weak man's taok.
A man to 41 draw "an artlst(e), piainei speaking
Who frames with skill bis soft toned modern riews
To please the taste ol those wfau, pleasure seeking,
Eest for a little in our cushioned pews.
AUolman Hunt in style; not harsii (Uke?) i
1 urner :
With flame-hued tints and daubs of colors parish
no aazsung iignts; a souiy suBuea Darner
Best suits tho taste of our aesthetic parish.
No clank of chains, no brimstone f un sa for sinners.
Ho rugged pathway over mils uneven.
No wear,) race where but the few ars winners,
Tbe road is easier, nowadays, to Uoaren ;
For, frtm a depot planned by modern science
We take our palace or our sleeping-cars
To paradise direct in calm, supreme defiance
Uf old-time stages (with their jolts and jars)
And o!d-fa9hioned laws.
Such must our pastor be, and such, in brief, his
read iu Heeel, Fieuier, Kenan and Strauss.
j-ie cannot rail to p lease, anu 11 uis leacnrag
A hint of Brahma or of Buddha shows,
Tbst'a better still men will not weary of it.
For doctrines new, whether of priest or sae
Are indications of a coining Profit
Foretelling for our church a golden age.
THE GKEAT INSURRECTION.
Comments, SuKKealions, Prophecies, Msr
alialnr and DlnaTnosinv ojr IhsPren
of the 4'onntry on the Reign
I Brooklyn Lagle. "
A QTJF.STION OF FORCE AGAINST FORCE.
It is not a question now either of right
or wrong, it will become that hereafter.
It is now a question of force against
force, uapitaf has called on authority,
Law has been invoked by business, to
display its thunderc. The organized
military has been set against the organ
ized strikers. A new vocation has been
created the one of dttressing mutinous
labor. If the case of the strikers was a
hard one, there is evidence enough that
theie were hundreds or thousands in
harder lot. lhe places they threw up
because they were earning little, are
sought for, tea seekers to one place, by
those who were earning nothing. It is
against the most distressed of their
brethren in straits that the strikers fee!
more anger now than anybody else. The
men who have thrown up work for poor
pay do not want to kill the men who paid
them so little, as their think, half so
eagerly as they want to kill them who
are glad to get work at any price. Their
hrst Quarrel was against camtal. Uhev
are now warring on aa much of pauper
ism as sees a chance to get a Jiving by
labor. The rest of Dauoerism. esrieciallv
the vicious part of it, is allying itself
with the crime that is meditating raids
on society in its dive.3, its gutters find
AN INSURRECTION, NOT A STRIKE.
(New York Herald.)
The men who are blockading roads,
burning cars, attacking troops, breaking
open and sacking shops, throwing stones
into moving trains, are fcot strikers) thejr
are rioters; it is not a strike, btic art in
surrection, and it has not a hope of suc
cess. It may still farther cripple the
railroad companies and disable them
from paying fair wages; it may put the
public to great inconvenience, loss and
expense; but it will be crushed out; and
when tne end-eonics, after all thedisjrraee
such anarchical attempts bring upotl
the country and upon the workmen,
what good will have been accomplished;
A QUEER SHARING OF GOODS.
(New York World.)
I!?ave in the matter of light and fire.
which just at the present are not trying
necessities withthe poor of Pittsburg, it
is difficult to see how the wholesale burn
ing of Droriertv can be looked upon as a
sharing of tbe goods of the rich with the
tiodr. It is only a man who Deneves
with Jack Cade that the Hhree hoeped
pot should have seven hoops" who can
be brought to suppose tnat destruction is
distribution, as to these distinguished but
annoymona Internationalists it seems
THE STRIKERS PLAYING WITH FIRE.
This violence and riot brings the com
munity and the rioters face to face. If
the spirit which is now rampant among
railroad employes shall win a victory, it
will be at the expense of the prosperity
of the country. No country can thrive
when nronertv is at the mercv ot lawless
ness and mob violence. Such acts as
disgrace the country to-day are the same
in epirH and character as those which
make Mexico and South American re
publics so contemptibly weak. It makes
no difference to property owners, or those
who are ambitious to own property,
whether their property is liable to
destruction at the hands of revolutionary
politicians or revolutionary labor leagues.
All countries where property is at the
mercy of mob law go down into the gulf
of destruction, and there is no help lor
them If reckless men can thus imperil
railroad property at a moment's warnirg,
they are fast bringing the country to rt
condition where people will not build
and run railroads, or will do it under a
despotic, arbitrary government that will
make short work with such anarchy.
That will mean a different sort of country
and government from what wa have at
present. It Will mean some sort ot gov
ernment that docs not depend upon the
Votes ol the mass ot people cut of wnicn
such mob3 are engendered. This means
a separation of society into classes, tbe
degradation of tbe laboring classes, and a
deprivation of opportunities to rise iu
the social scale. It means, in ihort, a
conversion of the America which is the
favored home of the working classes into
an America which will no longer enjoy
that distinction. These strikers are
playing with fire, and sooner or later
they will burn the roofs over their own
heads unless they bio out theif torches.
(Cleveland Herald )
As for the men who defy the law, re
sist its officers, wantonly burn and destroy
property, and to threats and violence add
arson, robbery and murder, they are
simply outlaws, and should be treated as
such. It is monstrous that the business
of the whole country should be paralyzed,
travel stopped, the mails ihipeded, cities
given over to a reckless and murderous
rabble, and the power of half a dozen
states and of the national government de
fied by a mob of rioters. The nation is
disgraced bv such proceedings as thoseat
Pittsburg, lleadinsr, Baltimore and other
places where the mob have had theif
sway. Society will be in peril unless
such lawlessness is supt repsed promptly
and those inciting and participating in it
are severely punished. It is not now a
question of wages, but of the common
safety. It is not an issue between rail
road companies and employes, but be
tween order and anarchy.
THE VICIOUS ELEMENT ON TOP.
(Cincinnati Garette )
Ajs it is here, so everywhere ; the idle,
vicious and criminal elements are on top
They have subdued the workingmen.
These every where stand impotently by
and see the subsistence of their families
taken from them. All over the country
there is a stoppage of movement which
will bring immediate distress for food
on the whole population, besides the
monetary disturbance which will greatly
increase the distress of business men and
of all classes. As soon aa reflection and
the realization of all this weak sacrifice
shall come, the workingmen will be
ashamed of their folly that accepted their
worst enemies as leaders, and of their
weakness that stood by as helpless as
sheep, and let a few roughs drive them
from their subsistence.
HOW IT HAPPENED.
Given the presence of a curious crowd,
a parcel of half-grown young miscreants,
the cover of darkness, and a body of men
AUGUST 10, 1877.
in uniform as a convenient mark for the
missiles most pavements afford, there is
nothing, to hinder a street conflict, at
tended witn more or less serious results.
From all accounts yet received the Balti
more riot was an affair of this unpremed
itated description. The pity of it is that
when the military are goaded into using
their arms, the victims are nearly
always persons who had no quarrels with
the troops, and merely kept with the
crowd to see what would happen next.
But their presence helped to swell the
mob and encourage the real rioters. Such
victims die as the fool dieth. Their fate
suggests only this question What
brought them there? .
BOTH WERE WRONG.
The reduction of wages was made with
out consulting the workmen, and the
strike without consulting the officers of
the roads. Both were wrong. Nor can
matters be set right by the strikers de
claring that property shall not be moved
till their demands are met, any more
than under the demand of the railroad
officials that there shall be absolute sub-
missson to their demands. We are not,
in this, discussing the right or wrong of
either party that is a matter by ltselr,
to be hereafter considered. Now, the
community wants peace. It has a right
te demand it. Neither party can stand
in the way of this demand. If the strikers
continue their course, public opprobrium
will tail on them, and so or the others.
We must have peace at all hazards,
" MUST BE QUELLEO AT WHATEVER
(Philadelphia North American.)
Such violence must be met by the logic
of force; must bt quelled at whatever
price. When this organized revolt has
been so quelled, as it will be : when the
law has been vindicated ; when the pro
moters ot neeedlens sutlenng have been
made to snare that sullenng, and busf
ne3s revives from an attack long assured,
every activity will awaken and the
country will make a great advance. All
the discussions which view the railway
riots to-aav as ordinary disturbances over
look an important and the gravest factor.
There may be sympathy lor those who
are misled and those who are Killed
under mistaken ideas participating in a
great wrong. That sympathy is first
challenged lor the nation, whose indus
tries are nipped while in the flower ; for
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hood is lessened or destroved. and for
1 11 c uuuuicua ui tuuuaauua iriiuee liveli
tbe good which being in hand, assured and
great, is being sacrificed to a spirit like
that which hurt t ranee more than the
war with Cfermanv. and bv methods
which unquelled make Republican gov
erntnent a farce.
LITTLE SYMPATHY FOB THE RAILROADS.
The merchants of the country owe but
little sympathy to the great railroad cor
porations now wrestling with the poor
aboring men, rendered desperate by their
necessities, ineir a discs poverty auu me
r .1 ' ; LIU I 1
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criPS Ol tneir starving cunureu lor uieau.
Whon theif frttutll the frpouent fluctua
tions ii freights, the delays and want of
accommodation they will not be apt to
shed many tears over losses that are the
legitimate lruits or bad management
and a domineering spirit of ownership
which asserts itself as the men who
labor for them, as in the case
of Vanderbilts "my" laborers.
(Mobile Reglst -r )
SYMPATHY AT MOBILE.
When the industrious plebeians of the
north, freed from the soul slavery in
whieh their masters have so long debased
them, will feels in the rich and hospitable
clime of the jmtb. a pla?e ef rest and
plentv, let them be welcome amongst U9
as suffering brothers escaped from their
persecution as our own slaves, when
fleeing from our mild rule, sought but
sought in vain a hflaven f peace
' RICH CORPORATIONS."
(Vicksbnrg Herald )
It is hard to get up a feeling for the
ch corporations who pay their presi
dents, vice-presidents, manager?, super
intendents, etc., immense salaries, and
who attempt to cut down the already
pitiful amount paid to the laborers to a
still smaller sum. Some of the officials
on these railroads get as much as fifty
thousands dollars avear, and all of the
higher officials get salaries out of all
proportion to the wages paid those who
do all the hard work.
THE BOYS IN GRAY READY.
Let the president issue his call, and
promptly the grajr will tnd shoulder to
shoulder with the blue, an impenetrable
bulwark against which mob violence and
communism will dash in vain. He will
find that the veteran of Manassas and
n.11 t .Ml 1. - t . . U n 4tWot
duty of a soldier is
to orders." W ltn sucn men tneir personal
prejudice will weigh as nothing against
the word of command. Fiiends and
foes must suffer alike from their bullets
or bayonets If the emergency so requires.
We at; first gave to the strikers on the
Baltimore and Ohio a warm sympathy.
They have suffered grievously. But the
reparation and relief thy seek can never
come through sacked cities and whole
sa'e murder. When a strike takes on
the proportions of communism then it is
that the order-loving element north and
south unite in a common cause, declaring
that the law of the statute books and the
law of humanity must ttnd shall be re
spected. Onr Railroad System.
The railway system of the United
States was one of the objects of which
the engineers of Russia, Germany, Aus
tria, Australia, and many other govern
ments made a particular study last year,
during the exhibition. It appeals from
a report made by Mr. Morris, the com-mir-siener
from New South Wales, that
the engineers generally concurred in an
unqualified admiration of American
railways and railway materials, the
superiority of which, in many respects,
they ad mitted. Instituting a comparison
with England, Mr. Morris explains in
part, why this country is so far ahead as
to railways, by saying : " Some improve
ment is being made every day in Amer
ica ; and when it is remembered that
there are in the States and Canada more
than eighty thousand miles oi railroad,
it is not surprising that ths engineers,
many of whom are English, on so many
miles, should be in seme things in ad
vance of theirEnglish brethren, who have
only seventeen thousand miles of railroad
to design for." Mr. Morris recommends
tVin o-pnpral use of our engines, our
switches, etc., in Australia, and remarks
" I would av
for all, in recom-..
mending trials of American railway
plant, I am actuated solely by a desire
to save the colony money, and to provide,
al the same time, superior material to
that hitherto imported.
IT hat a Rhinoceros Looks Like.
This is what a Carson Appeal says of
Montgomery Queen's rhinoceios: We
have all along been assuring our reader
that the two-harned rhinoceros was a
fact. And it is a fact. He is a very
periect specimen ; a very singular and
interesting creature. His head is shaped
like a mansard roof covered with asphal
turn. His front tooth seems to have
grown up through his nose, and his wisdom-tooth
has come out through hi3 eye
brow. His eye is located in his upper lip.
He s?enis to be a cross between a deformed
elephant aud the debris of an old India
rubber over-hoe manufactory. If his an
cestor were with Noah in the ark, that
earlv navigator must have consigned
him'to the steerage, or else it wa just an
emigrant ship where they made no pre
tense of tone, styls or anything first class
in the passenger carrying way.
THE UREA.T SEA-Tf AYE.
Bfelentlflo Explanations) of the
lpheaTal tn the Paeine.
The great sea-wave ; which after the
recent earthquake at Peru, swept across
tne racihc to the bandwicn islands, af
fords fresh illustration of the vital energy
which still pervades the frame of our
earth, it those theories be sound accord
mg to which each planet during its ex
treme youth is as a sun glowing with
fiery heat, and in extreme old age is, like
our moon) cold (save where the sun's rays
pour upon it), even to its very centre.
we should regard the various portions of
the middle age ot a planet as indicating
more or less ot vitality according as the
signs of internal heat and activity were
greater or less. Assuredly, thus viewing
our earth, we have no reason to accept
tbe melancholy doctrine that she is ap
proaching the stage of planetary decrep
itude. She still shows signs of intense
vitality, not, indeed, that all parts other
surface are moved at this present time by
what Humboldt called "the reaction of
ber interior." In this respect, doubtless,
changes slowly take place, the region of
disturbance becoming after many centu
rtes a region or rest, and vice versa,
But regarding the earth as a whole, we
find reason for believing that she still has
abundant life in her. lhe astronomer
who should perceive, even with the aid
of the most powerful telescotie. the s-icrna
of anv change in another planet (Mars,
... . t
tor example, our nearest neighbor among
the suoerior planets), the progress of the
change being actually discernible as he
watched, would certainly conclude that
that planet was moved by mighty inter
nal forces. Now, it is not too much to
say, though at first it may perhaps seem
that the mighty sea-wave which, on
Mav 10, rushed in upon the shores of the
(VfYtiin af KflnHarinli lalanlo n'fin 1 1 liava
been discernible from Venus, supposing
hu tiuserver iur uuu ueeu waicmug tne
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earth with a telescope as powerful as the
best yet made on this earth, lhe wave
was caused, as we know, by a tremendous
disturbance in feru a few hours earlier.
Here, at least, was the centre of subter
ranean action, for a land wave also travel
ed from that region along the Pacific
coast of Mexico, and was felt in tbe Sand
wich isles, where the Kilanea volcano was
set in motion almost at the same time
that the sea-wave came in. But there
can be no doubt whatever that, as in the
case of the great Peruvian earthquake of
August, lobs, the sea-wave had its origin
not in the local subterranean disturb
ances, but in the great upheaval by which
lauiciue and other places were destroyed
We shall, no doubt, hear before long, as
in that case, ef the arrival of the great
wave at the Samoa isles, at the Japanese
archipelago, on the shores of N ew Zea
land, Australia, and so forth. Now, the
great circular wave which spread on May
10th last from the 1'eruvian shore as a
centre, athwart the entire Pacific, was
probably not felt bv a single ehin in the
open sea. anv more man tue sun vaster
wave of the 13th and 14th of August,
1868, and for the same reason. With a
height of seme fifteen feet (or thirty feet
vertical difference between crest and hol
low), the ware had yet so gentle a slope
that, though it rushed at the rate ot three
or four hundred miles an hour across the
Pacific, the rise and fall of a ship upon its
sunace wouia oe aitogetner impercep
tible. The great sea-wave, as Mallett
tn II 1 . Vi 1 1 f . .
long since pointed out, consists, in the
deep ocean of " a long, low swell of enor
mous volume, having an equal slope
before and behind, and that so gentle
that it might pass under a ship without
being noticed." And we are told, irt fact,
by modern writers that during the rush
of the great sea-wave across the Pacific on
Aug. 13, 14, 1858, though where the
wave reached island rhores it seemed as
though the land were first sinking bodily
into the ocean and then rising bodily out
of it, " there was not one among the
hundreds of vessels which were sailing
upon the Pacific when it was traversed
bv the sea wave in which any unusual
motion was perceived."
How, then, it may be asKea, can we
suppose that a wave which was not per
ceived by those actually sailing upon the
ocean traversed by it. could have been
visible with suitable telescopic power
from a distant planet? The very circum
stance which rendered the rise and fall of
ships upon the sea-waves of 1868 and of
last May imperceptible, assures us that
the progress of the wave would so have
been visible. Besides itsenormous range
in lencth. for when it struck the Sand
wich isles its crest must have formed the
arc of a great curve, having for radius
thedistance of sixty-three hundred miles,
separating that group from Teru, the
wave haa great breadth, otherwise, its
height being about thirty feet, the rapid
advance of the wave would bare caused a
rapid rise and fall, instead of a slow mo-
- ai,.nm t,iw niuiarniriiu u , ,, i, i iik hihiiit.
,.- . 1 J. III. . I
lines. Probably the distance from val
ley to valley, on either side of the mighty
crest of the wave, was not less than two
hundred miles in the open sea. So far
as mere dimensions, then, are concerned,
the great wave would certainly have
been visible from a Planet placed as
Venus is When most favorably situated
for observing the earth. To show this, it
is only necessary to point out that Venus
is then much nearer to us than Mars ever
is. that the entire diameter of Mars isbut
about forty-five hundred miles, while the
radius ot tbe great wave, when it reacnea
the Sandwich isles, was fully six thou
snnd miles, and that its probable breadth
Of two hundred miles very far exceeds the
breadth Of many of the well-known
markings upon the planet Mars.
But it mav be asked how the wave
would become discernible at all viewed
m it were, from above, new siiguio an
observer in Venus know that the highest
part of the wave was thirty leet or so near
er to him than the hollow of the valleys on
either side ot it? The way in which the
wave would become visible corresponds
in some degree to the way in which those
strong radiations which extend from sev
eral of the lunar craters are visiuie,
though they have very little elevation,
cast no perceptible shadows, and are
many of them undiscernible when other
lunar features are clearly seen, and be
come discernible only when those other
features arc scarcely visible at all. Un
der the sun's rays, "the two opposite fces
of the advancing waves would be differ
entlr illuminated. One face, a hundred
broad, be it remembered, would
riitrh th6 lisht more fully than the ocean
as yet undisturbed, while the other
wrmld patch th light less fully. Ihus
the, mighty arc of the wave would appear
hie arc. one-half of its breadth
1 : v..:t, tV,a ntlior ( relativpl dark.
trciiiK vugub, Jly Z
)ivimi feature of tho
We QW HOI' BO mix " ' .
earth's disc as seen from Venus, but that
w wnulrl hfl discernible under the same
which tbe HTchels,
Lassel, Rosse, and others have applied to
peVt5al nbiects as seen from the
rt.h' due. we have little doubt. If so,
aince not only would it be perceived as a
n.is fPBtnrp but also its motion across
). Pacific be traceable, aud the tran
sience of the phenomenon quickly recog
nized, it would afford observers on that
planet the clearest evidence of the ac
tivity ot subterranean forces within ur
earth. Those among the observers liv
ing on Venus who were not contei t
merely to observe, but exercised aleo
their reaboning faculties to determine the
meaning of what they saw, would per
ceive that on or about Aug. 13-14, 186S,
and again on May 10 latt. tremendous
throes had shaken some portion of tbe
southern half or' that long double conti
nent lvine north and south which they
have long since recognized on our globe;
that the waters of the. ocean bad thus
been mightily disturbed; and that a great
wave, or rather a succession of great
waves, had swept across the largest -f the
VOL. XXIII. NO. 4,
errestrial oceans. They would bo able
even, by noting the velocity and varia
tions of velocity of the great wave, to
determine the depth ot the Pacific ocean.
and the manner according to which the
depth varies in the neighborhood of dif
ferent island groups. It is net altogether
impossioie, indeed, that what we have
here described may actually haveoc-
cured though on neither of the oc
caaions when the Pacific has of late been
A 1 -m r
swept Dy a sea-wave was venus verv
suitably placed lor- observing our planet,
Apart from thoughts such as those.
there is much in a phenomenon like
this great sea-Wave well worth con
sidering. When we lecognize in the sub
terranean rorces I our earth an energy
competent to disturb the entire surface
of the Pacific, we perceive how vain are
the fears ot those who imagine that the
earth's Vulcanian energies are nearly ex
hausted. There is nothing to shew
that at any time of which geologv affords
evidence throes more mrghty than these
which have shaken Peru and Chili within
the last half century have disturbed any
portion of the earth's frame. In former
times indeed, when geologists were &c-
customed to regard the processes of an
entire era as completed in a single throe,
men might as well believe that the earth
had sunk into relative quiescence. But
now that close study has enabled them
to separate the effects of one process from
those of another, to recognize not in full,
perhaps, but in great degree the innu
ence ot time as an important lactor in
geological development, they are able to
make a juste r comparison between past
and present disturbances. The result is
that, although we cannot doubt that the
earth is parting with the heat which is
the source of its Vulcanian energies, we
find every reason to believe that the I033
or energy is taking place so slowly that
at 1 - 1 . .
tne uimiuution uuriug muuy geucruLions
is altogether imperceptible. As a modern
I writer hna rpmnrtprl whorl WP By 1 h n T.
writer has remarked, when we see that
while mountain ranges were being up
heaved or valleys depressed to their pres
ent position, race after race and type
after type lived out on the earth the long
lives which belong to races and to types,
we recognize the great work which the
earth's subterranean forces are still en
gaged upon. Even now continents are
being slowly depressed or upheaved, and
now mountain ranges are being raised to
a dirlerent level, tabie-ianas are ieing
formed, great valleys are being
gradually tcooped out, old shore-lines
shift their place, old soundings vary, the
sea advances in one place and retires in
another; on every side nature's plastic
hand is still at work, modeling and re
modeling the earth and making it con-
stantiy a nt auuue iur uiuhj kuu um-11
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A COAL-MIXE HORROR.
Partlealart o f lhe';ni.ler near (tharon
Pa., by whirls Six Men Ie their
About two weeks ago the Brook field
Coal company completed a tunnel to
their mines. Previous to this the com
pany had hauled out their coal by mule-
power, when tne tunnel was in reaui
ness a small locomotive was introduced,
but it did not work well with soft coal
or coke, and anthracite coal was tried as
an experiment. For three trips it proved
successful. Then it was observable that
the tunnel was filling with sulphuric
gas. At the fourth trip the brakemen
wereoxercome bv the noxious gas, sua
fell to the ground insensible. The en
gineer managed to get the locomotive
riif orifl travn t.fiA alarm A lurtrfl nil m -
Kpr'nf ,,. instantlv rushed in to rescue
the miners. All were affected and fell
uncon8ciou8. This state of affairs con-
tinued until twenty-three men had en-
tered the tunnel. Squads of four were
then formed. They entered the tunnel,
caught up a miner and carried him out of
the bank, and- turned him over to the
physicians present, who did all in their
power to resuscitate the men. In this
way the work went on till thirty uncon
scious and six dead miners were brought
out. The excitement spread to the Cleve
land shaft and Wood's bank, adjoining.
Eight men fiem these two mines, labor
ing under the impression that other mi
ners were in the tunnel, rushed in, and
all succumbed to the deadly gas. f
these, five were shortly afterwards
brought out insensible and the three
others dead. Among the first to enter
the tunnel to save his comrades was John
Jones, the mine boss. He had proceeded
about a quarter of a mile when he fell,
and an hour later was taken out dead.
He was J0 years old, and leaves a wife
and large family.
The scenes that took place as the dead
and dying miners were being brought
out were agonizing, .nioiners ana wives,
sisters and brothers ot the miners ran
around distracted, crying and wringing
their hands over the dead bodies of their
dear ones. One woman lost her husband
and two grown-up sons. Her griet gave
vent in shriek after shriek, as she alter
nately embraced her dend. It was a
scene that never could be forgotten. The
excitement seized upon the crowd, and
fnr the time many acted like lunatics.
Grim, coal-black miners huddled together
like so many sheep, completely panic
stricken. The engineer of tne locomotive, after
he had given the alarm, threw up nis
arms, staggered wildly, and, uttering in
coherent words, became insinsible.
A grief-stricken wife threw nersen on
t.h dend body of her husband, rolling
over with the corpso tightly clasped in
her arms, all the time crying hysterically,
and cursing God and every living human
being. . ,
Three sisters surrounoea tne ixxiy oi a
holnirerl lirot.hpr. and refused to allow the
physicians to strip the body, to afford
greater facility in their endeavors to re
vive the sparic 01 me.
Aauaiority ot the sunerers were men
with Tamilies, and their untimely death
falls with double force upon their poor
wives and children. The manner in
which most of the victims encountered
death, trying to save the lives of their
imperiled comrades, speaks volumes in
praise of the heroism of the miners.
Sharon (Pn.) Cor. Chihago Timet.
The reports of the gross earnings of
twenty-tbree railroads from January 1 to
June 30, 1877, show a loss compared
with the same period of 1876 of ?2,22 1,
366, or about 6 per cent. But an analy
sis of the reports shows that fourteen
roads, earning $28,337,900 in 1876, have
lost $2,806,099, or about 10 per cent.,
while nine roads which in 1876 earned
$7,633,400, have .gained $581,233. Ol
thirteen roads whose -earnings are only
reported up to May 31, nine have lost
$1,803,462 and four have gained . 171,
325. It is a noticeable fact that the
roads reporting again are principally
those in the southwest; the prominent
rnnt.inn the Canada Southern. Those
showing a loss include Lake Shore, I'enn
sylvania, Philadelphia and Erie, Chicag'
nnd Alton and Chicago Mil waukee am
and Alton and Chicago am waukee ana
St. Paul. If to this list could be. aaoea
the reports of such railroads as the Cen
tral and Hudson, Michigan Central,
Northwestern. Rock Inland etc, it can
not he doubted that the losses would
swell to more than double the sum re
ported. On this subject tbe New Yerk
Tribune savs:"ith the information
before us, notwithstanding semi official
denials, we are constrained to believe
that never in the history of railroads in
this country has there been less confi
dence existing between the managements
than to-dav. Crimination and recrim
ination are frequent. Charges of bai
r.;h arah.nriiori about. Yet the condi
tion ct all the companies is so desperate
that atrenuous efforts are making
will be made to keep the true
affairs from the public."
Hither, Bleep ! A mother wants thee.
Come with velvet armn
Fold the bahy that ahe granU the
To thy own soft charms.
Close his eyes with gentla fingers ;
Cross his hands of snow.
Tell the angels where bo lingers
They must whisper low.
Besr him Into Dreamland lightly
Give him sight of flowers ;
Do not bring him back till brightly
Break the morning hours.
You can't sell a Tweed suit of clothin
in Detroit, even though the wilesman de
clares it a Bos suit.
The popular road to a suffering people
heart in this red-hot weather leads
through a fifteen-minute sermon.
No man can see a fashionable lady
make a wild dive for the bottom of her
dress without fearing for the moment
that she is going to use her train to knock
a nv on her bonnet.
Young People, this is a pood time to
get married. A new kind of bracket is
made out of paper, looks exactly like
walnut, and only costs fl.KO a dozen.
And you don't need anything beside a
good assortment of brackets to go to
It was at a party, -and another fellow
bad marched triumphantly off with his
girl. "That's the way," said he sadly;
it isn t merit that wins in the world
it s brass watch-chains and paste dia
monds and dyed moustaches." And he
swallowed down his Adam's applo fully
three times before it would stay ; such
was his grief.
"My dear," said an affectionate wifo
to her husband, as she looked out of the
window, "do you notice how green and
beautiful tbe grass looks on the neigh
boring hills ?'5 "Well," was the un
poetic response, "what other color would
you have it at this time of year?"
A pleasant item for persons who
don't like smokers is published in Paris.
Of twins, one was given a pipe and
taught to smoke in infancy. It kept up
the vice to the age of manhood. Its
brother, on the other hand, acquired the
tobacco habit. The unfortunate smoker
now has the appearance of a puny child,
and is stunted lxth in mind and body,
while the uncontaminated twi: is a
large, strong, healthy man.
The safety -board of the town of Ca-
naan, Conn., in it, sentenced iiannan
Capron to be publicly whipped ; 2l lashes
on the naked body, to be branded on
her forehead, wear a rope around her
neck during life ; and to be whipped 20
lashes every time she was seen with the
rope off, because she had left her husband
and taken up with Joseph Lincoln. The
safety-board of the town of Canaan did
nothing whatever to Joseph Lincoln.
New York Mail: Sunday morning
Mis May Murphy, after preparing her
self for church, called to ber father to
accompany her. Scarcely were the words
out of her mouth when she dropped to
the floor in a fainting ht, and in less
than a quarter of an hour she was a
corpse. J'hysicians were summoned, our,
their services proved useiefs, anu iinss
Murphy's death resulted from heart dis
ease, superinduced by tight lacing.
Tue rainfall is measured by means of
an instrument called a rain-guage, which
consists generally of a funnel opening
for collecting the rain as it fall", and a
smaller tube below, into which the co
lected water runs. Supjiose tho funnel
opening be ten inches diameter, then,
because the areas ei ci rcies are proportional
to the squares of their diameters, tho
one-hundredth part of an inch of rainfall
would fill the tube to the depth of one
inch, and a very small quantity ol rain
could be measured accurately. In prac
tice the ratio between tb dimeimions
is not generally so great as abovn stated,
but the principle is the same. The rain
is collected into it smaller area of base
than the area on which it falls, and this
arrangement has the double advantage of
permitting accurate measurement and
having a email surface from which the
water can be lost by evaporation. The
rain-gauge should not, be placed 111 a
sheltered locality, and its height above
the ground should be 110 greater than
sufficient for due exposure and safety.
trictlv sneaking, tho average rainlall
of a whole county will seldom lie exactly
equal to that of any one spot in the
county; but unlets the location of tho
rain-gauge lie improperly chosen, the dif
ference will be small. The gauge is
usually examined at the same hour every
dav. and the water emptied out alter
having been measured.
THE DANCE OF DEATH.
Poor but loud toons; woman aianc.
Insianfl Wing-ins in a Variety Sthow.
to Support a "o AitsiibI"
llnilmuil. while ber Mirk
New York World : Those who go to
Harry Hill's perhaps not niHny who
read this pajer will have noticed a fa
vorite performer there who sang songs in
high falsetto voice, and who accompanied
herself on the drum. She was sure of
the recall, and, most times, two or three.
Her song-and-drum solo of Saturday
night was not less well received than
Ufual, but she did not resoiid to tho
clapping of hands and the stamping of
feet that gathered in force as she still
failed to appear ; and it was only by a
ruse that tbe manager was enabled at
last to divert his motley audience's atten
tion from their insistent demand. But,
whether or not. the manager had suc
ceeded, this little actress could not, for
the life of her, have faced the crowd that
night. Mile. Claire, to ber name was
on the bills, though that is not what tthe
is called at her now cheerless home, is
married to a shiftless person, nnd sup
ports husband and child on the pittance
that she got for her stape work. This
evening she left tbe little girl, bnrt ly ten
months old, in her garret-room, hick una
feverish. It needed, above all things,
a mother's care ; but variety performers.
no 1ph than seamstresses and shop girls,
and such worthless folk, have no right to
indulge in the finer feelings when em
ployers need their work. So she left the
child in its father's charge and went to
the theater. Close following her depar
ture came a relapse, a convulsion, and
what little life the child had was gone
out to its Maker. The husband sought
the show-bouse. "How is the child?"
was ber first inquiry, and while his Hps
declared to her that it was still sleeping'
his manner lielied his words. He dared
not tell all, lest her stage-work be imper
riled. But to tbe other " ladies " of the
troupe he mentioned the fact of the dead
child at home; with strict injunctions
that they were " not to tell her a word of
it yet.'' Their faces and whispered
words fanned the suspicion which was
growing on her mind, but just then the
stage-manager shouted, " Miss Claire will
favor us with a song and drum chorus,"
and the drummer-girl stepped out belora
the foot-lights with a curtsy, a salute,
and a mirthless smile. She rattled off
her part, and ruhhed back to the little
dressing-room just in time to catch a
half sentence, which told the truth.
With a faint cry she dropped to the floor,
the sticks falling from her pulseless band,
her jaunty hat and leather rolling away
beneath the heels of her hurrying sisters.
The house meanwhile clamored for an
encore. The stage-manager was beside
himself, shouted to the orchestra for a
clog-dance, and the crowd was satisfied.
But behind the scenes the woman lay in
her insensibility. Then she was taKen to
her dead child, the shouts and stamping
of the heedless throng following her m
she stumbled out the door. Harry Hill
had one drama of which the gaudy pou
ters gave no hint.
Snake and Insect Rites.
If stung or bitten by an insect, snake
or animal, apply spirit ef hartshorn very
freely with a solt rag, because it is one of
the strongest alkalis, and is familiar to
most persons. The substance which
causes the so-called poison from bites or
stings is, as far as is ascertained, gene
rally acid. Hence the hartshorn antag
onizes it in proportion to the promptituda
with which it is applied. If no hartshorn
is at hand, pour a cup of hot water on a
cup of cooking soda or saleratus, or evaa
the ashes of wood just trom the stove or
fire-place, because all these are stronj; al
kalis, and hartshorn is only best becaus
it is the strongest.