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A NORTH CAgOLLa1.A CLAIMS TIE
ROSOR ACCORDED To MOUSE.
JWnios Lynch Clemmons A"serts that he
Discovered the Principle and Demon!
strated its Application---His Reasons for
his Very Long Silence.
(Correepondence of the Charlotte Observer.)
WA3EINGTON, 1). C., February 26.
"W,.ald oa object to giving ine a
briet ,ket ch of %our hiutry, a:iat
pecially of the hi-tory ot your coil
necion with the invention of the
electric teltgraph." So said the
Observer correspondent this morigntg
to Mr. Junia- Lvnch Ulentmon.
"Not at all," was the reply. "I was
boirn it the village ot CteutilonNVille,
Rowan (now Davidson) c. uat
North Carolina, on the first day 1)e
cember, 1813, an I atn now sevetity-tno Q
-tear, of oge. I am now an old wan
but very well preserved, as you can
see. For te last year or two I have
been troubled with a shght dyspcosia,
but apart from that may health has
always been good. Indeed, I can say
what very few can say that. tor fifty
five consecutive %ears I never lost a
meal's victuals b% sickness. I atn sat
isfied that, in all my life, I was never
contined to my bed so mnuch as ten
days by' sickness. I begin, however,
to feel the effects of ae and know that
the end is not far di.tanit.
"Mv tather was a merchant, anid
my boy hood days were spent for the
most part behind the counter. At
the age of eighteen 1 was sent to
Randolph Macon College, in Virginia.
After spending a year and a half in
the preparatory department I enter
ed college, and after passing throuirh
the regular coarse, graduated in 1837.
"tIn the year 1833. when about the
age of twenty %ears, I commenced
attending lectures on chemistry, and
was forcibly struck with the powers
of'the galvaic battery, and its coi
nection with electrical c urrer.ts. In
thinking over the matter I ..t con
vinced that electricity could be prac
tically used in conveying intelligence
;between di-tant points on insulated
wires. I announced this belief to my
claasemates and to illustrate my idea
drew a diagrarnsround the walls of
my room, exhibiting a wire support
ed- by glass brackets on upriaht poles
such as are now in use, with a bat
ter at each end and an independent.
clock work on which to receive mes
"I attempted fre:eently to explain
this to my con. , but was only
laughed at for m., gains. I was re
grded aa a visionary, and my pro
ject as a dream. I contended that it
would work and prophesied that in
the near future a man would be sit
ting in his chamber in New York
conversing with his brother in New
Orleans as familiarly as it they were
seated at his own fireside. Yea, more
that tue President of the United
t4taes rtould in the same manner con
verse with the Emporor ot Russia in
an-instant of time. This of course
was reguded by all as the extreine of
fanaticism. Only one of my class
mates would listen to me with any
degree of creaulity and that was a
young man from North Carolina by
the name of Baxer Cligg, who after
wards became somewhat prominent as
4 Methodist preacher.
S"In ater years a number of m
schdolmaaes. catme out with volunztary
comanication- to'different ntewsp.ape-rs
~ing to what I have above stated.
ninenit amontg them was J. W.
Canterou, at one time editor of a
-pipe published at WVadesboro, N. C.
"Being yoang and somewhat diffi
dent, I did not press nmy suggestions
upon the public attenttiotn; bat hearin~g
that a gentleman by te iname of
Page, in Washington City, had becomne
qnste emiment as ant electrician, I re
talved to commuanicate to him my
ideas on the subject of telegratphy by
~the.eiecfric current, and to obtain his
vie~ws on the subject. I therefore
*rote to him explaining in detail my
fewe, accompanying the same with
diagramns, etc., and a.king him for his
bputzion. To this request I received
n O a'iswer. This failiure to answer
'as raier ada'nur +
u~5t ~ I thogh ~it
probably-my theory (\tical
or itsamerics would hi~.-. ]7appre
ciated-by a man eminent in electrical
4terefore dropped the matter and
devoted my self to my studies, saying
bnttittle more about the telegraph.
I wa.;preparing myself by a collegiate
literary course Ior entering upont tmy
profession as a lawyer and devoted tmy
self ex::lusively to that purpose.
"LYeareretted by and I had almost
forgotten the telegraph matter, winena
in the year 1844 I opened the Wash
ington Globe one morning, and the
fhst. paragraph that attracted my at
teptioun was atn account of the formna
tion of a partnership between Page,
Morse, Amos Kin~dall & Smith, to
erect an experimtental telegraph wire
betweent Baltimorie and Washington
City ,and~au application to Congress
for pecuniary aid.
"The miomenit I saw the combina
tion the convictiont fiashed upon my
mind that Page had used my sugges
tiotns to him made eleven y ears before
Sihthelrarthrantce of the Morse pro
jit. and -whean [learned that at the
~aie~l wrote to P.age int 1833, and for
some 'ears afterward-, he was oin ex
aminier in the patent * flce, aud for
bidider b'y law to take out a patetnt ini
bia ewn name, my contvictionts were
confirmed. Inadeed, I was so positive
orthe fact that I wrote a comimunuica
tionm to the Washinigton G/obe, publicly
charinn Pnee with having availed
himself of tn y saggestioms.
"Be-ing ihue publicly chatrged with
appropriating my suggestiuons he was
com'pelledl to reply to my cotmnutt
cation, and did so by admitting that
he had eleven years before teceived
my letter and diagramts, but excused
himseit for tnot attswering it on te
ground that he thena thought there was
nt intg inl it
"In the tmeantime Morse, Page &
Co., having received Congressiontal
aid, proceededto erect their line be
tweeni B~aaianore atnd Washinaton,
which provetd a success and -o liuked
Morse's name with the [project as to
givq~him. the boom over every body
TNotwithstanding," continued Mr.
Clewuous, "to place may reputation
for veracity in the crucible of public
crit'csm, and caring very little about
the matter anyway, I remained silet
-2" should say that the alphabet
-whieh4: suggested to Mr. Page was
-reciself the same as that which was'
used by Morse, and I believe is still
used.. I have long s:n1ce ceased to
give apy ttention to melegraphy, but
~4fr granted that it is now a
M'~i~ wa~rnrthing from what it was
Iu the begining, on acconut of tho
numerous improvemenms resulting
ft omt experbice.
61L is, int tact, hardly proper to
say that the el-ier telegraph was
aIns itivintiont, or that it origiinated
with any tite man. It was a grow.h.
not aln inventioin. It cowunencel W h
Valto anid Galvani, a hundrt-d years
ago, and has graltually grown Lip to
it, present stature. in the years of
1835, '36, '37, much atteition was
u:ven to the tutj -et, D'Al in Europe
atid Americ . Sienti-ts in Enla:.e,
Fniatcv, Germany ami the Un' ed
tate. were up'on. tu1 probli ii. those
years. Dr. Jackon in Bostou; Joseph
Hemev. at Washigton; aint ettls
were.tudin the suojen, m4ine ex
perimeuts in a -.m11d1 way. Doutbtiss
thae idea of telegrapoingx b, the elect aii
curtrent, was oriainal with several dit
Terenit per~ons, a, weii as mysel. It
practicid intr oducotiuon, however, wat
due to Marse, and he is entitled to the
ci edit of having first proved ift utiity.
I think he is entitled to the greater
honor, for while with others it wa
were theory, he put it into practice
and conterred thereby its blessings
upon the world. I would not pluck a
single leaf from the laurel that circled
his brow, or drop a word that would
reflect upon his memory."
POLITICS OF THE WAR.
Curious Story of an Attempt to Form a
The discussion of the political fea
tures of the terms firs.t offered to Gen.
Johnston's army and overruled 'at
Washington- is likely to lead to ttie
development of some facts which are
new. An ex-officer of the volunteer
forces, was at Raieigh with Gen. Sher
man's army, tells an interesting stor.
of some private discussions among
prominent officers, which were mainl%
confined to those who cotmmanded
armies or corps. lie says that when
the troops of Gen. zherman formed a
junction with Gen. Schofield's army at
Goldsboro, a plan for a National Con
servative party, which was said to
have origiiated in Washington, was
laid before most of tne leading officers.
Montgomery Blair was represented as
the leading spirit at the National Cap
According to the views which were
presented for him through his brother,
Gen. Frank Blair, and others, there
was a very general dissatisfaction at
the North with the radical views held
by secretary Stanton, Secretary Chase,
Ben Wade, Zachariah Chaudlier, Chas.
Sumner and others. As to Mr. Lill
coln, it was etill a question whether lie
would finally side with the Radicals or
fsvor a conservative reconatruction.
it was therefore proposed tit the
prominent officers of the army should
unite in an effort to influence the sol
diers to favor, so soon as the war ended
and the question of reconstruction
catte up, the organization of a National
Conservative party which should ig
nore all the Radical leaders named
and others of their class; which should
also exclude the Northern Copper
heads as a necessary condition to -ol
diers' support; which should be made
up of war Democrats and Southern
politicians and officers, and provide
prominent places for all Northern
officers who would join the movement.
This proposition was receiving much
attention at the various headquarters
about Goldsboro when the news came
of the surrender of Lee. A number
of leading officers favored it, and sey
eral were toutd. upon sounding them,
to be much opposed. It is believed to
have prompted the liberal spirit with
which Ge::. Sherman acted wh etn mak
ng his termis with Gjen. Johniston.
The exciteument at the North attending
the assassination of President Lintcohn,
a.d the interpre-tationi gut upon ,the
Sherman terms by Secretary Stanaton
made it impossible to pursue the plait
furher at that time.
Accordinag to the same authority,
later in the same year Montgomery
B~air and those working with him in
the matter revived his scheme, and
agents wet e dispat ched to various muil
itary headquarters to unfold it. Ttie
break of President Johnson with hi.
party was the result, and 't the Arm
in-Arm Covmo l a
Augus.t, 1866, e ne w party was
ogaittzed 0PJ the identical proposi
*Ot * 44~ y sent down to North
carew' or army discussion. It will
be remembered that at that Convetn
ton Fernaa -do Wood and Vallanadig
im were both compelled to with
The New Navy.
The bill prepared by the naval affairs
cmmittee of the [House for the COnt
trutionl of a navy provides for two
sea-gointg vessels of six thousand tonls.
with a torpedo outfit, to cost $2,500,000
each; three protected, double-tbottomt
ed erti-ers of between 3,500 andI 5,000
tons' displacement, to have great
speed to co-.t $1,.500,000 each ; f -ur
fl-st-class torpedo boats, costing in the
aggregate $400,000; one torpedo
cruiser of 800 tons, to cost not more
hana $300,000;t $2,000,000 is appropri
ated towards the cotupletion of the
nmnitors. One of the cruisers is to be
built and one of the monitors comprt
ed in the navy yards. The rest are to
be given out 'by contract if suitable
contracts can be made, otherwise the-y
too are to be built by the Governmet
int the yards. Armuor plates and part
of the machine~ry may be bought
abroad. One million dollars is appro
priated for ordnance, to be constructed
in the navy yard-<, and provisions are
maade for the purchase of necessary
plants and tools. The b 1I is about
ready to be reported, but it is still
liable to further amnendment.
Was it Cancer ?
I have been taing B. B. B. for six or
seven weeks for something like cancer on
my neck, aind I would not take ONE THoU
s&s D DLLis for the benefit received.
I had previously tried various- so-called
blood remedies, but B. B. B. is the best,
the quickest and the cheapest blood purl
~fier1I ever used. I refer to any merchant
of (.riffin, Ga. J. II. BA RNES,
G iffin, Ga,
Were we so disposed, we conld make a
great case of cancer cure of the above,
but as we do not think that genuine can
crs are ever cured, we do not propose to
hu.bugthe publhic. The above is perhaps
only a case of scrofutous ulcer, which
B. B. B. cures more speedily than any
remedy. It wihi cure any so-called canicers
in one half the time and one third the
money required by any boasted remedy.
BL(OD BA LM CU.,
9 Atlanta, Ga
Famlag One Hundred and FIfty Feet.
Last Thursday Alexander Rose, an
employe of the Detroit electric light
company, ascended the tower at the
corner of Gratiot avenue and Mack
street to replace the burned-out car
bons. He had ju~t reached the pilat
form at the top when he suddenly fe-ll
over the railinig and camne down headi
foremost to the ground, a distance of
150 feet. His bo'dv was horribly
magled, and he lived but a short time
8 OME ODD SOUTILERASMS.
A FEW FXAMPLES OF QU!AINT SAYDiGS
Our Ridiculous Figures of Speech and how
they Look in Print--Some of the Idle
Faucies of a Philogogist.
(.,5. .Puniee i "DAixie."
Some years ago Itichard GranL White
wrote a deligtfituilV interCtjzing book
on Amerizaoiuim. Ile idgit well
thave dividet- ihe subject 1n1 IWO
parts: Yankeeisms atd souu1ierzismwe.
Ausolute corrvClne..-' ii pronunciati-*n,
Ui ill tle tol liiIal :n ot tielse ai,la a
110 !-L d*ftid'ntaL igi- ll!t alid
ther-e be, eit her North or South, wi
tiave reached suc: a degree o perfection
that no1 exceXptiolis canl be taken by
"carping etitics" to their utterance.
la the matter of pronuicialion, the
times are chan-ing, and one canl -carce
ly kee-p pace wita tile imiuovatiols
being introduced by the leading orthe
The purpose of this paper is, how
ever, to present, in a succinct way, a
few ot the quaintne-ses of pronuncia
tion and construction held to by the
Southern people as a class. Among
theae the first thrt coies to muiind is
the cu.l-toi of omitting the lasL two
letters in such words as xmor.,'
"lotir,''"-tore'--w hient are lproilounided
"moly," "o," and ",to." "Wilat
o'clock is it?" you ask the Carolinian,
and tell to one he tells % ou it is "half
pas' flo'," if that happen to be the hour.
Another commoun Southerliisin is tht
use of "like as it," or "like" for the
words "as it." "She looked like sht
knew me" is a colilloll expreszioi, or
"she looked like as if she'd die." This
is very common in Waslhiiigton, and
ill all the states south of Mazon and
Tne word "funny" is frequently
used instead of straiige, and some
times with -trtling effects. A young
southern girl was visitinig us once,
and a caller was telling of tile death Wl
tier mother through f allowing a fit.
bone. "O1! wasn't it fanny?" ex
claimed our visitor at the close of the
narrative. "I think you mean st range,'
.aid the caler, as soon as she recover
ea from the astonsmient. Our girl
friend has never used tne word "Zut
If you happen to hear anybody say
"rye cheer" you may know it is in
teinted to mieaii "right here." F i
instance: A Siuth Carolinian will sav:
"Wnere was he at last nigh. ?" and tii
tellow-citizen will say, 'Ile staid rye
crieer with mue." Djcar pronouncet
LI one svllable-iz not a Russian word
as might tie supposed; it means "du
von hear?" and is ustiallv addrezsed it
servan;s in this form: "You, Jimn!
Being in that wood, jear?"
"To get to go" is etentially a Geor
gia expre,-sioin. They say, ")o, don't
tail to coume to-night," and the reply
is, "I've tried to get to go three weeks,
now, so I reckon I'll be there t'night.'
rue expressionl "Do don't" is heard il
Georgia and South Carolina, but rare
lV elsewhere. One of the most laugh
able things you ever heard is the pe
culiar pronunciation of the word
"about." IL is impossible to express
the South Carolitiian's pronunciation,
phonetically. It sounds like abuout
pronounced very quickly in three syl
lables- "Quare," tor "qu -er," is
anot her word. The use of "r- c 0 .'
ror "p~resumne" is said to have beet.
derived from the Yankees, as was inhc
expression "right smart" for the word
"Ini imitation of English, perhaps, ih
the customi of sayinig "I've got it" tot
"I have it," and the getneral utse of thi
wvord "got" where it is quite unneces
sary. AI-o Englisth is the use ot
"obliged," a, "['mi obliged to do it'
for "I must do it ;""lie is obiliged t(
go," for "tie must go." Atmbiguity _o:
expression is too prevalent in inxie.
and too many people sacrifice sense
Low-country people and the resi
dents of middle South Cargr~ ia
"gee-arden" for "ga ' i, 'and "gee
arud" for.?,-- a"-with the hart
oonIf "g." So, too, with suet
words as "card," "car" and "cart"
ito which is introduced the sound o
"k-ee," to take the place of the firs1
consonant, thus: "kee-ard," "kee-ari,'
The use of delightful for delicious
in such a sentence as: "rThe ice cr-eatn
is delightful ," is very common. -'Pret
ty" is a wormd rery often minsused, fot
instanice: "Isn't this a pretty day ?
and this error is a very genieral one
North Carolinians say the scenery n
"pretty"-mleaniig picturesqueC; tht
day is "pretty"-meaing fine: n
that a person's malniers are "pretty'
"You all," or, as it is abbreviatec
"-y'all," is one of the m .st ridicul.'u
of all the Southerniems I can call tt
imind. It tusually means two or morm
personiS, but is sometimnes used whet
only One person is meant. For in.
stance a caller on Irking her departurt
says: "Y 'all must coine to see us.'
Sine means the lady, upon whom she it
calling, and hetr hiusbatnd tmay call.
The Yatnkees have quite as mnana
ridiculous figures of -pe-ech as those:
have mentioned as peculiarly Sontheri
anid it wili be reserved for anoittheit
paper to present the oddities ot Yanikt
coniversaltiOnl. In the meantime evern
true-hearted So uthernier who read:
these lines will declare that he neCve:
used aiiy of these Southzernsms, an<i
w ill be lust as honiest in his belief o:
the Charlestonian whien he vows tha
lie never say-s "dira-way" for "thi.
way" anld "dut-a-way" for "that way.'
Dr. B'-ninge * Case.
The case against Dr. Amos N. Bei
igter, for the murder of Stephney
Ril-y. a pro.minent colored Democra'
lst fall, was called atid continuec
umril the June term of court, on motior
of thet State's attuorney, on the groun(
of the absence of tmaterial witnuesses
far the jprose-cutio n. Dr. Bellinge-r's
counsel made a strong fight for immeii
diate trial, evetn Consentimg to accept
the evidence of absent wvitnesses Uponl
the Solicitor's statement, but th<
motion for contziuance was gratnted
an-I Bellinger was released otn bail.
The Cabinet and the Chinese.
At-a Cabinet meeting last week the
nest ion of making somle re-parationi tc
Ciinese r-esidents of Rock Sprimgs
W) oming, for losses sustaiined by
them in the riots there last fall was
again considered, and it is probable
that the matter will be brought to the
attention of Congr-ess with a recoin
medatiou that the suff'erers be recom
pensed for- thieir los-es.
ADvICE To MOTH EfS.
Mr.s. wWN'SLw's SOOTNING S~ac? should at
ways be ustea for cilirex. teet.hmig. It soothes
te child. softens the' gurns, allays all paln
cures wind colic, and 18 tb.he bst remedy for
4!arrhma. Twenty-flve cents a bottle.
GFN'ERAL NEWS ITPE-3
Facts of Interest, Gathered from VarioUs
-Don Carlo, is planing a new revo
lution in1 spain.
-A sui.-ide mania i. pr vailing
tiroighout the North and West.
-Tne P pe had a faimting fit lat
week, the revult of overwork.
-A moniu:ment to George Peabody
is being talked ab-nit. He deserves it.
-Fank 0. Da-ce. whto died in Bos
t11 !-,1 e%%eck, had a life ilsuranice of
-Two city offihcials of Cincinnati
who wer Fiund guilty elf tua, Iasan~er
inl office have disappeared.
-Trhe Lewis county Court llouse,
Va., Was d-stroyed 6) ait iiceidiary
fire. All tle records were saved.
-During a race between ice boats
onl tle Iltiison River a few daysago, a
mile a mintute was reached.
-The gas conpanv war bet ween the
old and the prospective coipany is
still beiig wnged in Augusta.
-Fritz Brar, of Davenport, Ohio,
was so affected by the death of his
wife that. he committed suicide.
-Railroad rates between Chicago
and Francisco are being still farther
-The Armonv Rink in Buffalo,
N. Y., with two adjacent blockz, was
burnit o Moqndar.
-Mr. A. Pope has been appointed
General Freight Agent of the -Norfolk
and Western Railroad.
-In Wilke.; coutnty, Ga., a little
daughrer of Mr. Thoias Sisson fell in
a spring and was drowned.
- Ienry Watterson's condition con
tinues to improve, and he is on his
way to recovery.
-Several marine disasters have re
cently occurred in the South Pacific,
antd a number of lives are reported
-Three vessels loaded with coal
have been lost between Charleston and
Pniiladelphia during the past two
-The strike in the Pennsylvania
coke region is virtually over and the
Illungtarians organization has gione.to
-The corner-stone of a Confederate
monument was laid at Baton Rouge,
La., ott Monday, with imposing cere
-Clarence J. Sears, aged 80, near
Ottawa, Ill., had troulle with his wife
about religion and killed her with a
-Tie Cigar-makers' International
Union are taking step- to do away
with the manutacture of cabbage leat
aid sawdust cigars.
-Elijah Pate, of Dooly county, Ga.,
a pro-perous farmer. aged 74 years,
married Miss Bailey, a maiden of 15.
-Jmes McCoy, a desperate moon
shiner, nas been arrested in Georgia,
charued with killing Deputy U. 6.
-Dr. Meade Kemper, a prominent
young physician of Norfolk, Va., and
son of ex Governor Kemper, died sud
denly la .t week.
-DeLesseps met with a cordial re
ception at Panama last week,thousands
of persons of all nationalities turning
out. to greet the great caial projector.
-The Western boys are making the
Chinamen "go." * Stinday iighi last
a party of Celestials wetre escor-ted out
of the towni of Oregotn City by ku-klux.
-A fire in Yokhamta, Japan, de
sttr(y-d the Wittlsor Hotel and -everat
other- bnildintgs. Loss $100,000; in
-$62.50 is the cost of a first-class
passeanger ticket from New Yotrk to
Sani Franceisco, at the present "cut"
-There are various and conflicting
stories coneer-ning the whereabouts of'
the missing ex-S*C widisomi,'4f
-Thte Gratnd Army of the Riepublic,
depar-ttment of Tenntessee, A labaima
and Georgia, held its annual encamp
ment int Atlantta last week.
Ten thousantd nlicensed,
have deen3 desttroved itn Lontdon at the
Dogs' Home alotte since the hydro
phtobia scare begatn, a few wvee-ks azo.
-Three thousand -trikers at Liatt
beris, Wales, have r-esumied work ont
employers' terms. They have beetn
idleC ninteteen weeks antd are in ter
-WVesley Elliott, a temperance ad
vocate in Shelbyville, ill., has been
arrested for enterinig a saloon, turtning
the faucets of batrrels and allowing the
liquor to runt out.
-Gen. Delgado and his friends, cap
tured on the steamer City oif Mexico
as sup~posedl tilibutster, are detaitned as
pr-isotners of wvar and not allowed to
confler with legal adv'isers.
-Several thtousand Scotch women
havt, beent thrownt out of cmnploymett
bv the collapse of the skitt atnd ruch
inks intdustry, due to thte American
itncrea-e of duty on goods of that class.
-A Fr-etnch woman who has gone
to 722 batlls in order to catch a bushid,
hai canaht instead bronchtitis nxineteen
times,pleurisy- thrniceanid 120 colds in the
-head. And still shte is ttot discour-aged.
-The loss by the fire in Wilmingu
'otn, N. C., on Sunday last, it is now
thouaht will niot exceed $500,000,
-arnout thi-ee-fourths covered by ins.ur
anice. The trailroads are all in rui~ninig
-Smallpox having been declat-ed
-epidetmic in For-t Worth, Texas, the
mavor of Dalfas issued a proclamation
quaranitining againtst that city, atnd all
the townus itn North Te-xas will issue
similar prtoclatr ations.
-T. R. Hludd, Democrat, of Green
Bay, has beeni elected Congressmant
from the fifth Congressiontal district of
Wisconsiti, to succeed Joseph Rainkin,
-A yotung man named Mulligsn
froze to death in Catawba county,
N. C., during the recentt cold snap
while riding~ along the road on horse
back. His face and neck burst and
his feet came off.
-Betweett New York and the Gulf
of Mexico there only four nat ural ent
trnces to harbuts wheire the depth at
mean low water is ovet- 16 feet, while
the largest ships can draw from 26 10
-Judge James L. Mitchell, of Ne
braska, while addressing a conventitotn
of ear-ly Iowa lawtmak-ers in Des
M.ines,'Iowa, last Thutsday afternoon
dropped dead oti the flour of the opera
--Two of the sona of Geo. Q. Catn
noni, the Mormton Elder recetlyi con
vicedl, called Judge Powers to the
door of his hotel itn Salt Lake City
atd assaulted him. -They were arr-est
ed, but ne, o them eonaed.
-John Graham, Jr., the Insane
negro who was first st#,lected of beingK
the murderer of the tev little Beaton
boyb, has bei c tnimitiC to jail b%
tie or-dinary. Graham was brougit
into Savannah by his father.
-There are said to be less than
$1,000,000,0OU worth of diamonds ine
Americaii, to-day. The most cot-Ilv one
is that behmrgiiig to the widow of Guv.
E. D. Morgai, of -New York. It has
been off,-red for $51,00, and is a twen
v-; wo ~carat srtn.
- hs iy i\1r. Piatrnell t.,
Capt. Othea tO repi-es;-i tle Galwat
Conl-titieer sem t; iave be.-n atmr
take. lie tnet w it b a chiiling recepr iti
inl tile ouse of Cu:n.nraonr-. .11e. i
g'r is dited aund ite bleach in the
.Nationialist rnka has widened.
-Binarck is driviing the Polers on
of Gertnan1, and Austria is receivir.g
them with open arms. If this p l.
i- kept up Ionga on bot h sidei, Au-t ria
wil: before low-, be readv to retrieve
the di-zrace of Sadowa.
-Ttie ,ffi--ial retu.n us of th-e Mon
treal health office for the vear 1885
have just been issued. the tota:
number of deaths was 7,825, as againe
4,358 in 1885. There were 3,164 deaths
from suallpor. Of those who ditd
5,876 were children.
- B;rminham, Engiland, still mak-s
flint-lock rruske:s for us in the inte
rior of Africa, where percu-sion C;p,
or any form 'of fixed amnirunlitioln
would oftein he impo,sib!e to obtain,
while powder can alwa% s be made aid
flints picked up in the desert.
-Ilenrv Joht-.'on, a miserly baca
elor arid herwit, died in Ea-t Perkio
meni, Pa., receitly, frotn the effects of
the cold, as lie would not allow him
self the rcessaries of life. Ilis feet
were so badly frozen that the soles
Iortf ied anid tell off.
-While a clerk was in the act of
weighing somnte gunrpowder iii a store
in Wincheter, Ky., a mai tanldiifg
iear struck a mitch to liirht a cigar,
causing a terrile explosion. Th
hou-e was wrecked aid eight personr
badly injured, two of them atally.
-A burglar entered the residence of
Dr. Doughty, Augtiusta, Ga., ot
Wednesday night. He was frightened
h the screams of tie ladies, and escap
ed through the windows ont to the
roof arid evaded the police who were
-Receitly nearly 1,000 fihermen,
with their horses arid carts, were car
ried out to sea otn the ice, which sud
denly became detached from the shore
at tlre small oort of Taganrong, Ode.,sa.
Although many of these utntertunlates
were saved the next day, it is leared
that mianay peri-ihed.
-At a fair itt Aubany, Fratnce, last
week, a herd of bullocks worked by a
gang of thieves broke loose aid charg
ed into the crowd of spectators, killitnt
three pe!raois and wouttdiig 140 of hers.
During tle paiic which ensued the
thieves devoted themselves to picking
-John N. King, master car builder
of the ChesapeaKe and Ohio Railroad,
while crossing the track at the com
pat'n's shops last week was struck by
a hiftinlg enrgine, run over and in
stantlv killed. He was 94 years old,
aid had been eflplo ed orn railroads
-In the Virginia Senrate last week
the resolution, itrt-oduc-d ty Senator
Wirgield, to remove Rai road Com
mio-ioier Moffett froto office, because
of inicompretency, was discussed aind
finally rejected by a vote of :30 to 1,
the onl y Senator favorinig its adopitionl
beitrg the author of the resolutlin.
-The chain pionship pennanrt WOnl
by thre Atlatnta Base Ball Club wa
receiv'ed ont Tuesday I r'om (hicago.
It is a blue field, with wht border,
atd "Champions, 1886," ina white let:
tet's in the centre. It is 25 iEdni
length anrd 1.5 in wfrthe staff,
anid lareto t.ioe ''eet. The pennant
-Fatther Khute, of the German Cathr
olie Chrurebt, excommunfttticated twor
membhern cf his conrgr'egftiont ini Youngsr(
townI, Ohio, first consifl5, for getunig
mrarriedi. lIe had previouly warrned
thlemn of the imnproprriety of tire step
antd refu,.ed to nnrite themn, but tihey
obtai nd tire servie's ofa Pennsy tvaniant
awil were married.
-It took onhl thrirteen minutes at
alt Lake oin Sat urday to convrict two
Miormons charged with unlawful co
habitationi, antd the record of tire week
showed tifteen; of the Saints sent to tire
State prison. At this rate it will niot
take lonrg to thin out the Saints who
insist upotn enjoying the ministraTions
of more than (one spouse.
--Two brotherN from Pittsfield,
Mass., named W. E. arid HI. F. [Her
mance, aged respectively twenty-three
and eighteen y eatrs, arrived in New
Orleanas la.. week fro'm Livingston,
Maontana. harvingt traveled the d istance
of 4,506~ miles in an open light ennoe
since July 4. 1885. The trip was made
purely for love of adventure.
-Mrs. Mattie Thor'nton, a chamber
maid at the Kimball Hlouse, was out
rage'ousl': assaulIted on Mit chell street
by two naegr.) men about 1 o'claock on
Wedesday morninr, ini Atlanth. The
negroes0, unmed Redant arid DeL' on,
have hee-n arre.,edi. Mrs. Thro~rntaon
has idenitified both the darkers paosi
tivelv since their arrest, and one of
thetm has ackntowiedged his guillt.
-A man carn tmake a comnpetence at
awirg wond as well a; itn any other
businiess if he saws it well anid saws
enough of it. Thne Derear, Maine,
Gaztte telle of a man in Pittsfield
w ho ha; ac'qti red several t honrand
dollars with his buck-saw. He is in
teigent anrd liberal, recently gave
$100 in a lutmp to a publlic entterprice,
ha; repr'esented the town in the Legis
lature, is air active politician, arnd,
ttoughi he ic over ;ixtv yyears old, has
sawed nearly :100 cords of wood the
-A short time ago Philihert Caron,
Mntreal, had a new-born child bap
tized and the rpriest asked hni.n to sign
a atism register in blanrk. Tire man
peclined, saying lhe thoutght it impru
dent to si-rn anv blantk formr. The
priet, feeling thrat he had been in
sutedi. said it wouldt he better' if Craron
was lesc lacking in coufidenee in his
pastor. would do hi; Earster dutiet,
and do helter genrerallr. Caron sued
him for $100 damage;, anda thre Honr.
Jutice Paninrean conademined the cure
to nar $25 damages and costs.
-Jonatban Revrold;. of Pembroke,
Me., is an aged maur who has always
gloried in being called] air inifidel.
Last Sunday he *caused 'o he read im
the Methodist pulpit irn Pembroke a
declaretion signed by hritn, in which
he said: "I desire now t o counternet
the evil that I may have caused. I
believe for a person to live and die
happy they mut believe in the Lord
Jesus Christ as recorded in the Scrip
ture." Years, in most cases, when
they don't take a mani's senses away,
brin' a man to his senses.
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Emering from a sevcre and lons spell
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