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MRS. FRANK LESLIE.
THE wITCHLING WIDOWS -
How a Pretty Young Widow Striftl and
Toiled and Arhiecd a xrun
Frkuom the New Yor. Jjurnalist.
It has so often been' sated jiat
.,women know notingpbi Vo businezs,
that it has come to /hcepted as a
truism by unthinly people. Yet
hundreds of bus-p men owe not a
little of t eir >.-css to cool-headed,
saacious -s. A frequent moditi
. ,.e fist statement is that
cation f el i silai! economcs, but
e to orap large business
- are uttl t' (1
are unes," or it thley do LTe beCcomeC
enter or lose thtbrcious
manity which is the principal
tin of'wornan. The utter talbitv of
statements is rnowhere more
Arikingly shown than in the case of
.,Mrs. Prank Leslie. With executive
ability, capacity for work and news
paper genius possessed by few men,
s'e preserves all the charm of her
womanhood id is as popular in the
social as in thc business world. Through
the force of her own personality, she
is at once ene of the most attractive as
well as nit important figures in the
profession of journali-zm. For Mrs.
Leslie n-ts a journalist, and a good
one toe, before she became the head of
the great publishing housg which bears
her rname. in the manaenient of her
ten 1lnblications, employing :300 edi
tors, artists, engravers, printers and
others, Mrs. Leslie has displayed the
very highest business u(tialities. An
antiring worker, she is found in her
office every day, from nine to four
o'clock. She signs all the checke and
money orders, makes all contracts for
supplies of every sort, lopks over
proofs of all articles before they are
published, and approves the make-up
of every periodical before it is sent to
press. She is the head of the whole
establishment. No woman in Araer
ica has ilustrated higher and grander
qualities-a broader capacity, a loftier
courage, or a more indomitable per
severance under the storm and pres
sure of heavy difficulties and burdens
The story of her life reads like a
romance. Miriam Florence Follin
was born in the French quarter of
New Orleans. She began early to
write for the magazines, her first ap
pearance in print being at the age of
tLirteen. She was a hard student and
an accomplished linguist. She trav
'. extensively anid published several
in -esting volumes 'E c aS
of h '- g.Her literary
work was crisp, flesh and evideneing
that editorial faculty for getting at the
root of things which has been so re
markably developed in her later work.
From the date of her marriage to Mr.
Leslie she became his most valued ad
viser and most efficient coadjutor in
all matters affecting the make-up of
him many publications. She assumed at
once the editorship of the Ladis
Magazine, and maintained a general
and careful suporvision over the con
tents of all the fther periodicals. To
rare literary ability, 'Mrs. Leslie added
unusual business ctpacity, and her
husband soon found her advice no less
valuable regarding the mechanical and
business departments of his establish
ments than concerning the let ter-press
of his publications. When Mr. Leslie
died in 1880) there was no time left for
the beautiful young wvidowv to mourn.
She was and 'is as'dlainty and refined
as the most tenderly cherished lady
alive, yet there were before her stern,
nupleasant duties which demanded
the heroic strength that often fails a
powerful man. The Frank Leslie
business afl'airs seemed almost hope
lessly entangled. The high credit, the
existence itself of the house, were
imperilled. A great sumi of money
was needed, and needed at once.
By a legal process : nd in response
to her husband's w1h, MIrs. Leslie
abandoned her Christian name of
MLariam Florence and became in the
law and to the world "Frank" Leslie.
-To the business world she became
even more than Frank Leslie. When
the slender, swecet-faced, gentle-voiced
woman wailked inzto ter husband's
office, and putting back the sad an
noneing folds of her crepec veil,
announced she had come to stay, her
gentle, gracious femininity won the
sympathy of those about her. But
wvhen she came the next day as ear-ly
as the earliest clerks, and the next day
and the next, something mor-e than
respect and sympathy for the brave
little woman came into their regard
She sat at her desk like a Napoleon
over his war- maps. She dcyceloped a
remarkable faculty of know in g news,
for seizing upon the very things that
caught and charmed the puLblic mind.
A thousand and one things in the
history of ilitustrated newspapers
originated in her brain, and were
exectuted for her lfppers. All day iong
she bent to her desk, and was her- own
wise counsellor-. The best of it all was,
that Frank Leslic was not afraid.
Big contracts did not frighten her-,
ntotes to pay did not cause her to get
nervous, reading inter-mi nable pages
of proof did not fret her, thinking out
new features for- her paper did not
per~plex her-. Always cheery in her
speech, and with considerate and hope
ful words for her emnployas, it is no
wonder that both men and women fell
in love with the nev. Frank Leslie and
gave her the best work of which they
were capable. The dying w~ishies of
Frank Leslie have beeni carried out,
but only after his widow has encoutn
tred and triumplhed over one long
succession of difieultics andl obstacles.
Her pluck and genuine'ability has won
for the hearty sympathy and kindly
fece'ng of the newspaper press. The
averag e journalist is a genmleman, andi
if there is one thing which he adimires
more thai another- it is "'grit." A bil
ity he iespects, but courage, esp~ecially
in a beautiful wonmn, he enthusiasti
cally admires. 31rs. Leslie said the
-other day that she had never been
attacked, but had always received the
kindest treatment at the hands of the
gentlemen of theC press. It is but just
to add that she has deserved every
word of praise which has been~ bestow
ed tipon her. The s'ory of the way
she wor-ked tup the nmurder of Presmdent
Garfield abundantly ju-tities her rank
among the foremiost editors on tile
.It was only a short time alter she
came into possession of the property
that Gartield was assamiated. The
first r-umor-s of the event rea :hed her
about half-past nine on Sat urday
imrning, July 2. Within an houre t wo
artists were on their way to Washing
ton, and before sunsct were diligently
at work sketching the scenes of the
tr-agedy. One of them returned to
New York by the midnight train with
their united sketches. The whole
stair had be n ordered to report for
dutyeamr Sunday morninm,.-and, by
diligent work that day, the following
night, and through the fourth of July,
the paper was able to come out on
Te.sday morning with full illustra
tions of the chief events and person
acs The following Friday an extra
tIum:ber was issued, and on the next
Truesday the regular edition, with
three illustrated papers published in a
single week, an achievement without
parallel in newspaper history. The
death of Garfield made :t still severer
demand on MNrs. Leslie's ability to
grapple with a crisis. It occurred Iate
on Monday evening, September 19, and
t:e "Illustrated" newspaper ha'd gone
to press when the newi arrived. Sit
immunediate!v ordered the presses stop
ped. destro'ved the part of the edition
already puilished, set the whole force
of the establislmnt at work preparmyii
a new edition with engravings of the
sketches sent in over early Tnesday
mnorning by the artists at Elberon, and
before 'Wecdnesday night had on sale a
paper full of illustrations of the dcath
bed scenes. A week later she seized
another opportunity. The body of
the dead President Garfield was to
be conveyed to Washington on the
Wediesday after his death, :uid funeral
cervices to be held in the Capitol on
Friday, before the removal of the
revn- Z for Cleveland for the final
cerema.ldes. Mrs. Leslie resolved to
anticipate the usual day of publication
the following week, and deposit in
Cleveland papers containing full illus
trations o the scenes at Washington
on iMonday morning. She sent for the
President of the American News Coini
pany, and communicated her purpose.
Ile was incredulous and doubtful; she
iisisted it could be done and should
be done, and it was. Not less than
30,000 copies of the "Weekly" were
sent to Cleveland, where they sold so
readily that it is believed as many
more could have been easily disposed
Such achievements as these soon
vindicated M1rs. Leslie's claim to suc
ceed the founder of the great publishing
house. The expen.ses were necessa
rily enormous, but the outlay was
more than returned in a circulation
higher than the paper had ever before
reached, and in the establishment of
public confidence in the new pub
lisher. There is nobody in the busi
ness who possesses more thoroughly
the confidence of the heads of the
great news companies with whom
publishers of illustrated papers mu111t
have the most intimate relations. The
money got from the englrin91us sale of
the week at tlk .J of the Garliein
A OTZ19was that. which largely
repaid the loan from Mrs. Smith and
put tile great house upon its feet
:igain. It is now a splendid property,
worth nearly or quitc a million dollars
and this lady is the owner and head of
Personally Mrs. Leslie is a most
charming woman, a petite, graceful
fligure, a shapely, well poised head,
set urson perfect neck and shoulders,
and crowned with mass of golden
brown hair, "a head full of first qual
ity brains," as an enthusiastic writer
recelr remarked. She has a clear,
bright~ complexion, and the mio-t glo
rious great grey eye. imnalinable.
Eves full of sympathy, of kindliness,
of laughter. lier kindness toward
young writers is well known. She is
ever Ieadv with advice, and oftentimnes
unostentatious vet substantial assist
ance. It is difficult to indicate in cold
tpe the charmi of a thoroughly woman
iv womanhood like M1rs. Leslie's.
There is that subtle magnetism which
words cannot express. 11er voice is
sinularly sweet and pleasing and in
peech she is winning and direct. She
:resses with exquisite taste. In her.
fice in plain business-like black, bat
t the oper-a and receptionls she is
splendid in diamonds and laces that
erec ear-ned by thle resour-ces of her
>w n strong brain. She has many
~vamn friends among the best known
iteary and artistiC people of the day,
n this country and in Europe.
While There is Life There is Hope.
Stant of thc diseases of this season
f the'rear- can be aver-ted by a sinall
mount of car-e and at little cost, by
he timely use of Ewv Atxx's Tor-Az
It cures Diar-rhw-a, Dysentery, Chol
ra Mlorbus and like complaints. 2So
ra celcr should be without a bottle, as
t will prevent any disease that would
110 doubt arise fr-omn the change of
ater, food and climate, without its
se. The most valuable medicine in
the wor-ld, contains all the best and
ost curative pr-operties of all otheri
onics, Bitters, etc., etc., being the
gre.test lUiood Pur-itier, Liver- legulan
tor and Life and .llealth-IRestor-ing
Agent in existence. F"or 31~alaia,
Fever and Agoue, Chills and Fever,
Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Sick htead
che, Ner-vous Headache, Chrnon ic
iematism, etc., etc., it is truly a
tierculean IRemedy. It gives new life
nd vigor to the aged. For ladies mn
.elicate health, weak and sickly- chil
3renI, nursiin mthers-. See circulars
iapecd with bottle.
Cn.r.Es-ros, S. C., Sept. 1, 1SN5.
IL. U. EwBAtNK, Esq., Priesident of
The Topaz Cinchona Cordial Co.,
Spatanbur-g, S. C.: Dear Sir-I have
used a case of your Topaz Corndial in
:nr faimilv, and its a Tonic and Appe
tizer 1 cani cheerfuliv recommend i-. to
all who ar-e suffering frm D~ebilitv
nd lack of appetite. M1y children,
'pe1cilly , have been much benefitted
y its use. lRespectfully,
- IILTSoN LEE.
Ask your- dr-uggist for EWn1ANK's
foraz CIxcu~oNA Cornnut. and take
Tm-: Tor-az CixeroxAx Comnlm~. Co.,
Spartanbur-g, S. C., U. S. A.
Commi-ee of Mont hi Ca roli:mr.
3uIr. L. A. R~a:som,. who was appointed
ivteChief of thd~ Bureau of Statismics of
ie lnited tates Treasury. D epartmn:t to
-Iepare rellort on the: in:ternal (0ommer1ce
.f~ Sou Carolina. has comnpletd the work
, ri forwarde1 d the report to Was:Ihingtion.
[D iintins a sketc the i-ilwayv -and
iieean manufacture I r01h - n. n
trie ou t the tt freh 1's fro
the- '.tatO. abl eporvint f the rodulcon
d bus'-ines of theL principal cities of1 S'uthi
roina. wih special reports (In thet mlines
,( V.cle wil ublished by the United
tates T reasury Dehpartmeut.
One. ti. on the 20th of 3larebi is reprec
enited br .300 on the 24th (If April; hr :300
imes 300O. canaling 9i0000, on the 25th ot
Mar: hy :7.UO00,t400 on the :ud of July, and
8~ S~.t1.(0.00 on the 8thi of August.
e d' kI~nd,o 2Ja.q. We will lend a~
hand in killing that fly on the 20th of
W.I1.INGU U.N LET I M:t.
WiNuITOrox. ). C.. July 16.-It looks
now as if Congress will not inislh 'work
:uit 0.o ho(wimre beor .uut. A' letast the
(: >nst over , w velo ' tenlii Itii' ntI
Ithe situaitll of ite apprpri::tin bills i:1
both, ends of thet Capit'll to setedownI to
Ite ido of sui ai fate. The prspect -isf
sitting three ct'ks Vet. :111d possibly ger.
lhas a rather tptinglZ e'etI upo'n mot Of
Tt. Tebvi'uw w , im'prie ty, of resort
li- to their shirt sleeves r of tain-_ off
their colil'rs :mdA entit's wlhen they tilld it
neerTtSSary1 lo make ::c pech.ll :nakes. a !lon
are in t'he h:i i 1 e i thicrt
A ' ilmer W'se lsis ll ets away
Gu. eetig lannin wi !ath colh1er1.
The: Spl' Ie~ clr rpin down"
oneaftr~m~hr,:~dknowvS t the me-m
len will snTwo or' t-he
week of hlt wealrt. :~ari m ,ore thani h:dlf
Ihie lo)use b::s i:,, -d So t::t ther: Ilice is uot
a quorumll preV:em. Tile fot-orhCON
,ress re'ind in !ses:ion. I remember.
'until the 15th o!f .\uist. iiTheeocalts
E::kl rotton theInane fr til' tir:, ,te
::tfter the war', anid the impeachm'nt of
I tlkn:i and otsi her natters ke't thini here.
tut they h:al ' htir e et t "lia'n a1: qu1rum.
hle iembers hwvi to be sevnt for :nai coma
I .eled 1t aCttend! ii' essian
De:ath hts beenI husy1. inl Conguress since
thle pent Adiniltzration e"Iune int-o
power. 111C lIe haI nlt respecticd parties. and
both sides. :nd both bnmhes of Congress:
ha;ve jull'ered. Vice-Prei(dents', Ierdicks
:md Se1ito Aliller. of Califor"nia1, have
passed aw:ty fromi tie 'einate Chambr.
while froll tle Ho'use wIrt clld IC,1e -
Senta1Ztives; Evzms. lRankin. Elwood, Dun
(,:ml. Ilizhn and coile. ThIs is proimly as
logadahrol!" any pre'.ious ssin
Tiert has bei mauch :xciing tilscussion
in Congress s ove' thte vetoed pension Ihills.
During one of the stOrm1iei sessions of the
I louse, one lepuh!!can icnher :fter
tnother had arraignet'd the President in
im.i',uget' mire posit i ve than parli (inientary.
Gov. Curtin, of P(-Ilsylvallia. poured oil
upon the trouled waters bv qiuotting an
ncit rlhymie. lie P'rt hesptoke the I'r's
idet el ut, reSpe :m01d a!Lccnt* -peeCh,
Said it did not know what the pending bill
was alot, but ite I loUs hid rest olved
itel into a politicall meting". "Sup1pose
th-at members quit quwarreling,. and turn
their attentioln t public btusiess. Let
them remember that their nothers taugt
Let dogs dcliglht to hirk and ite
For God ha-s mlade. thiem s.
Let bears :unt Ilins growl and fight
For 'tis the'ir naturt'. too:
But little, lcdklhrp'ttle bas were
:. e ts scraitc eacih 011hr's eyes t111
et." When tihe 1ltuihter hadi suisidet Mir.
Allen. o' .ississippi, spoke. Ile said he
hought. lie ought to apoloize for discussing
p'itsiton atnnter-. as le had heen a Conf'.td
cr.te private. It was sliid that C(onfede'r
tes ouglt to have hought of this mtiiiter of
penions twventy-iV yclrs ago. lie
ackniowlelgted thiat, at the beginntiI-s of the
war, he liatd not given the mlatter that dlie
considerat ion to which it had probabkily bee~n
cititled. (Laughte) Ilie hai been quite a
voung boy then, hut along ah.u: the third
ear of the war lie iegan to liithd seriously
of it, andi so mu11ch had lie beel im-pressed
w ith the l':ict that the c"siSe he was pur
uing would bankrup, the LUiited States
Gov'ernmet in pesilnig t' widows of
il soltlirs lie was kilingi' that imily, gun
in hand, he retetettd' lit';ts ac s Ve or SIX
State'. witi the enemy in his front rather
than1 slavx a who tlie armyl .
The suiimier social seaso has cloe.cd wili
tirs. Clevelani's hat nid-day reption,
which was held on Fr'l~ti'. She ld six
otf these in all. and sonie regrret was ex
presse(d that tihe'y were' ts he disctntinuedi.
D urin:: her bi nef sitjournt - lt the W\hite
House'the news' lad:' has.' ena ILflir ev.idenlce
of real life hiere, atit a ''reit tdeal of its hioi
low gli~ter. tSomes ofti he l e'xp!'rit'nces of
those who attende het itr he-t retception were
w..heni the dotorkeeper' reachet.d hlis hamd for'
that diplomiatle pi'ce of card-iboard they
oulid nit have been nmttie aLstiheid than
f he had :isked them to ptI'aii: admiiissionh
ee. A fe. of tihe wise tnes wtent (tit to
the nearest stltioner'l. ,nd prov.itded' them-li
lstc with hslaik ca:rds, usiing the Whlite
louse pe ad iak ftor the iscrjiptin.
Tlwt mn who camne ttgtht'r hatd one t'ard,.
un11( one of thiem thou.igbt lie !hadt solved the
riddle hiv wr.'iting on it. "3!r'. Blank antd
rientd."' A vounagi lhi'rcane with two half
rown girls. 11ml5 they picked up thire
ieces of white ptaper. Ona one they. wrote
hir namles and iiemd~ed it antd the two
lin sc'raps to thle tushier. This mnotley.
o'ltlection of calrtds w'.as kept for 3Mrs. Clevet.
ad to look over.
A Bas~e rkII Dig.
Tht' rival nines ws.ere made up11 of btoys
mderl'I 131, ar.d 31ajior. As I r'eachied the
rr'oundt it wats his inninir, and~t his mlaster,
wsho claimedt the pi'iviiege of str'iking~ fur
hIm, was att the bat. The do'' w'as ri'ghit
Ishind with one paws. ini ~dvane,' ail his
ves 0on the striker. Ini t':me the tw'wistrs.
anti 3Iajori matde severail false' ta'rts; but
iimily,' as the btall went tmudini froml tihe
>t, oItT he ruishedl for irst bite ht~is ear's
lapping,. his Iplumelike tail t ' tria i::t Ibe
dudat. But thie short-sitp wa'..s too itnimblet
or the cdog, aid ju:>t before lie re"chied thet
hse the imll arrived the~re, :mId lit'camet
lowly back. his til' h~ingi~ low. al a
'.'ry iournful exp'rss~ion in his irealt (y.'.
"3!taje's oui' de t ut!" cii'd lie 1boys,
ad immentdialtely t cciv itn'.mthod~c by'.
w.hichi lie ctould re"triev'.e this dhisaster, the
die seetmedh to reatiin his siits. daished
lto the tIlI. andish si-. eedilt.y in. his m
ni i t a tf l eft tier btefre anyil of the othiers
mdlt 1 '-lt'w. thait tilt halhs timt. we'Cre thirttwn.
tt him directly' we're' quite as sw.'ift sf thtose
d'livet'ed fromi l b ts to base': I:md in juistice
:ts hitm, I neve.'r saw.. im ''mufft."' Wht'n a
!rto~pted his grreat lowe'r jaw. inito w..huich
hit pro~jcitile seetiied ts slit: then, ws.ithi tail
itnt with Isow balls. ther- ctclthinig them
ia his muoth, or (t s'tppilng them-t with his
O:tl onet. When lie caugh'il ta hallihe carriedl
i at full speed tso te neare1ist thrwer, atnd
not5 a few.. phrtyers were put tiut byv his quick
Drts. 1 lot kan lalustak otf G;ahesion. Tex.,
a Frii' r'emiovedl :mi ''arian tumlr wt ..eigh-u
nliitee'n p1 s'i5 fro thsllIle to-yearl' li
tlauchter tsf it. HI. ilulret of I ebha. Fori thet
(sixmonhs he hih ha be.n treaitedl
or ktroy, witttnos.gn ofpi callovem'nt,
-ad ien head ha roi:: hirger.~ sayhe
towethe th now conier d tio be in wtfark
well or neov. The rt; eratl ons known
ity Mivnr, s..' Thecw 'nlyo .Biitrcse
'ekentire in itn-ie (trksl toa of chtil
ci's. old upo whom Xi.,oordatw,
p iterom ti y cioienerW llsineLdn
The know w/dt epl alfr
mathe -erwa hi ptossya
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
Facts of Interest Gathered from Various
A terrible storm prevailed on the 15th at
Th-re is a Zenuine smallpox scare in the
Eastern l)idtriet of Brooklyn.
S.iturdar epresentative Morrison made
an infavorale report on the tariff bill.
Iluh W. Brooks, alle. Maxwell. has
been sentenced to be hanged on the 25th of
Terribly destructive storms passed through
the Kankakee, Ill., section Friday and Sun
Farms were laid waste, buildings un
roofed and crops scattered to the winds by
storms in Illinois, Wednesday.
The rugt weavers who have been on a
strike at Philadelphia, have returned to
work under protest.
One hundred houses have been destrovcd
by fire in Koden. Poland, turning :300 fami
lies out of homes.
The strike at the Knights' cotton mills at
Natic. IL I., extended from 175 weavers to
Q0 other hands Tuesday.
At a Chicago hoarding house fire Tuesday
several pcople were injured by jumping
from second story windows.
The Sultan has declared for peace, and
hais ordered that the army and naval re
Gallo, the man who fired a revolver in
the Bourse severd months ago. has been
sentenced to twenty years' penal servitude.
It is again reported that Sartoris and his
family are shaiefully treating Nellie. Cen.
Gnt's cup of sorrow was full when he
One hundred and twenty convicts, in
I)ade coal mines. Ga., have barricaded
themselves in a building and defy the au
Sterious rioting broke out in Belfast, July
i:3, between Catholics and Protestants.
3any persons were injured and sent to hos
The Victoria election returns indicate
that the members of the new Parliament
are, with two or three exceptions, Govern
The report that the Czar, the Emperor
Williim and Emperor Frances Joseph will
nieet during the coming autumn at Konigs
berg or Kiel has been revived.
Rumor has it that Gen. Gordon would
have been favorably considered for the
Cabinet, but was "too near Wall street."
How about Manning and Jordanw
About 12 miles from Elmira, New York,
in Wvnkoop Creek section, the farmers
were exhausted Wednesday night, having
been fighting forest lires since Friday.
0)pt1inPoter Van Pelt 3onday ended
with his own h:ind a g.reer of useful
ness and not a little distincion'ta3nWs
reporter for the News York Jlerald.
The citizens of Augusta have sent to the
Rev. Dr. O'Reilly, Treasurer, $500 for the
Parliamentary fund. Augusta sent in Jan
uary a'0out $600 for the same purpose.
Ex-Sheriff John Renoc, of Sumter
County, Tenn., was taken from jail at
Livingston on Tuesday by a mob and
hanged, for the attempted murder of his
Mrs. Caroline Benedict, a well-known
woman, who for many years has resided in
the little village of Mottville, in the town
of Skaneateles, N. Y., died recently after a
fast extending 53 days.
One of the deputies at the Lake Shore
yards, Chicago, Tuesday shot and tried to
kill a man who remarked that his gun
looked as if it had come from a pawn shop.
Trouble was narrowly averted.
An epideiie of typhoid fever has visited
the little village of Waterford, situated in
lie Northwest corner of Racine County,
Wis., remote from railroads and entirely
Small pox of a very malignant type has
broken out at Santiago, Chili. The dis
ease, which is epidemic and becoming
worse every day, proves fatail in 70 per cent
of the tersons attacked.
The Londsdale (Company's cotton mill,
at Ashton, Ri. I., shut down Tuesday in
consequenCe of a strike-28 spinners lock
ing ute mployees. Cause-insufflie~nt
ayndtedischarge of an overseerfo
M(rs. Mary J. O'Brien, the wife of John
.J. O'Brien,~ehief of the Bureau of Elec
tions. died of blood poisoning after a pain.
futl illness lasting over ten weeks, at her
home, N. Y.
The grand jury have indicted Bernard
P. Verlie and William Hlogarty on the
charge of keeping their barber's shops open
in viohationa of the Sunday law, in Boston.
These will be test cases.
The reported purchase by C'hina of 1,600
tons of German steel rails has caused many
coleting rumors in England regardling
the intentions of the Chinese to immedj,
ately construct systems of railways.
On Saturday last a p~umn, which has been
infesting the neighborhood of Pilot Grove,
Texas, for several weeks, tore to pieces and
devoured the one year old child of a farmer
lvng on Burns's tract,
The old sugar commission house of J. dle
Rivrs & Co. has suspended, and Henry C.
le Rtivers. the head of the firnm, is mlissin:.
It is thought that his mind is unsettled anid
that he w:tndered( away, not knowing where
ie was .iag.
A .solier attempteid suicide in Rome
Sunday, and among his effects was found a
paper dhecharing that he hiad been designated
by a secret society to kill the King, but that
ie nreferredi death rather than do as in
structedl. lie would not betray the society,
.Jutdson (C. ('lements is the first ('ongress
man front Georgia to secure a renomina
tioni. Eight years ago .Judson ('lements
defealtd Dr. Felton, the famous Indlepend
et, who had wrestled the( Seventh District
from tile Demaocracy.
The :zed mother of Congressman ('ole
was informe~d of her son's death in Balti
more on Friday last. The shock completely
prostated 1her. alnd she (lied Sunday after
non, a couple of hours before the funeral
of her son took place.
The sr'nsational reports put into circula
tioni as to dlithiieuties bettweenI Russia and
the powers regarding Batoum have be'en
charaterizeda in otlitcial (quarters a< non
snse, possibtly origitnating in stoc-k ex
The b oiler of a piortable engine e'xplodled
at Alton, Illinois, Tuesdlay and injured five
mni, t hre' fataitlv. Besides the wrecking
o' the thirreshiing 'machine and the burniing
f all the whieat adjacent, three or four
horses were killed.
MIr. Cyrus W. Field is endeavoring to
serve ai p~rocess onl Jaimes Gordlon Bennett
in a suit for- libel. Thus far the effort haxs
provedt unsuccessful, lie difficulty being
he f:'t: that the defendant resides ini Paris,
is often in Amnericai, and has no residence
Dr. lRob'rt Taylor. fornmerly associated
with Dr. L. A. Sayre, of New York, re
prius the cure of a case of tratumatie teta
nis. or' lock ja1w, resultant fronm a woutnd,
which- is salid to be the only instance in
which a fatad cioncluiton to such an attack
as beea ive'rted.
Shortly hefo~tre midnight of 31onday the
Illinois Mlalleable Iron Works, situated near
he Northern limits of Chicago, took fire
aed the buildings were burned to the
nrond. Lo ss on' building, stock and ma
hinery e''iiated at $411,tl00. Only $5,000)
worth of insurance known.
ls. I uth A. Mudgett's boarding lhouse
in Chiicago wa-s burnt MIonday mor'ning,
andl the inmlates only escaiped tdeath by
jumping from a second-story window. Onea
of the persons thuns escaping was Ir
ert, whose face wais badlly bi rt, and
jijs.,;-tjrtnot iter n tioj
The French are playing "eek-a-Boo"
with the Germans. Sixty thous:and repeat
ing rifles will be distributed to that portion
of her atmy on the Alsace-Loraine front by
August. Gerian forces confroting iemt
have recently been armed with sinilar
A number of Berlin ji urnalists have
been ind(cted for a breich of the press laws,
in pui h ing doelllents relating to tiht
case of Captain Sarauw. recently conviced
of selling information to France reLarding
German fortifications, while the cie was
under consideration by the courts.
Many large towns in ulisin have no pe
riodicals at all only bc'ause there were no
parties who could suit ile local gverior
in the capacity of citors. As regarids leln
oflicial matters the governor lrforms the
role of a censor. Thus, for irstance, thw
session of the loc:a reprc-ntativ-u. ti:ough
open. cannot be ds-ihed in le tewspapers
without the governor' periii:sion.
After a week's investittion of the vari
ous rumors which iinve been floating :! t,
there is good autority for stating that :n
extradition treaty between the United States
and Great Britain has been signed. sanys the
New York Star, and that the coaven'ion
provides. in addition to the customary
clauses, for the surrender of dynamite mis
Statements prepared at the Treaury D
partmient show- that tile receipts of the
government so far this month are decidedlyi
less than the expenditures. :at undi s an
improvement occurs before the end of IiL
month the public debt statement to he i
sued on Autguast 1 will show little, if any.
decrease. Payments have been unusually
heavy. over .1s.000,000 having been paid
out this week oa pensions alone.
A largely attenled mIass i meeting was
held Monday evening at St. George'.; 1T:0,
in pursuance of a call upon "al] English.
Scotch and Welsh residents of P'biladelpia
to show Mr. Gladstone and their co untr
men 'aeross the sea' tit in America. a- in,
Great Britain, there is a responsive throb to
the appeal for justice to Ireland." The
following cablegram was ordt-red to be for
warded to Mr. Gladstore: "The Engllih.
Scotch and Welsh residents of Philade
phia,. in mass meeting assembled. extend to
you their sympathies in the struggle for
justice to Ireland, and ask you to persevere
in the ifght to the enld."
San Francisco dispatches, of July 12,
give further details of the earthqutake in
New Zealand. The severity of the shoeks
caused the inhabitants to rush in all direce
tions. The second shock produied a vol
eino, mgntiieentlv and awfully grand.
which illuminated the country for sixty
miles. The escaped natives. gathered in
groups on the hill sides, the smoke, and
huge masses of lire resemling meteors,
presented a panoramic view in all its real
istic horrors which human nature desires
not to witness, at least again. and tlhe seers
of the forest not at all.
Once and a while some man has courage
enoL.rh to marry a Vassar graduate. but as
a rule the gnE 'c M I. ? very wll.
Out of nearly 700 graduates, only about 20(p
have been drawn in the nuptail noose. The
full blown buds left have taken ip various
callings. There are 17 physicians. 10 book
keepers, 2 organists, 5 chemists. 15 school
principals, 2 fiarmers, 1 census clerk, 2 in
surance agents. 2:30 teachers, 6 artists, I
law clerk, 5 librarian., 1 copyist, 12 music
teachers, 3 astrononiical assistants, 2 jour
nalists, 3 giymnastic teachers, 2 missiena
ries. 3 public readers and 4 authors. Yet
they say women have no chance.
A special dispatch from Grape Creek.
Illinois, says: "There is prospect of a riot
over the itnportation of negroes by the
Grape Creek Coal Company, to take the
places of the striking ineiilrs. The striokrs
declare the new men can't work under an v
circumstances. and that they will resik
force with force. The Sheriff of Vermil.
lion County has forty special cielmites on
the ground, and will do all in his power to
maintain order if the ne-groes conclude to
go to work. There were over a.thouadl
strikers when the present strike btegan. but
the number is now reduced to se'veni or
It is rumored that the commercial rela
tions of the United States with South
America are to be still further stretngthened
by the laying of a direct cable ftrom this
:ountry to Btrazil and the Argcntiue ('on
federation. It is probable that the cable
ill be in operation by .Jantury 1, with
he inmnediate result of raducing tihe rate
per word from $2.91, the present tarilt, to
$l. Unuder the present system eleven "r
pc-ts" are requisite between here, and Rio.
;hile wvith a direct cable the message couldi
e sent with only three "repeats." Uy using
cable code, and paving only $1 a word
for transmission. ta merchatnt can .send a
ong dispatch to South America for atn in
Punishmient" in Old Times.
The following brief record is reprinted
rom the Ibiartford, ('onn., u'aant, under
latcof Sept, 7, 1701:
H ARITFORD,) Sept. 7-Iast week, Davhd
sampbell and Alexiader Pettigrew~ were
ndicted before the Superior ('ourt. sitting
n this town, for breaking openi aitd rob
ing the house of MIr. Abiel Abbot, of
Winsor, of two watches, to which indict
nent they both plead guilty, atnd were'
entenced eac oi(f them to) receive tifteen
~tries. to have their right eairs cut off. and
o be br'anded with a capital letter B3 on~
heir foreheads: which punishmnent wvas in
ited otn them luset Friday'. Pettigre.w
led so aineh fro'm the amputattionm of his~
2ar that his life wa.s ill d ttger.
FOR COUOHS AND CROUP USA
g EET 09
'Tbe sweet gu, as gathered from a tree ofthe sama~name,
grwing along she small streams In the 8,nthern Statem,
contains a stinltng eipeciorant principle that loosens
he phlegm producing the early morning cough, and stimu
ats the child to throw o~ff '.he Ta<e membrane In croup and
whoopig-congh. When combined with the heating mnci
laginos prInciple in the mulltin plant of the old fielde, pro'
ets in TAYLOoR's CesaoxuR RE-EDT ow Swrr orsf An
Mer.i.erY the fnest known remeedy for Conch,, Crang,
Woopit-Cough and Consumption; and so pr.1mable. any
chid is ptie.ed to to'e it, Ant roar dirzirgst for it. Price,
25o. andi $1. WL TE A. TAYLOR, Atlanta, Ga.
Use. DR. BtoGERs' HeCKLE'oRRiY CoRDIAL fort
D ,a ysentery7 and Children Te'.hing. For sale h2
L. E ASPECIALTY.
in ... --wa-I,', no ratiun; eb-aus it reaIy for mai rha.
THRESHING ENGINE S adHOS
1,w NZiills. andi Ntatndard Implnemnts gen
A. B.FAR QUHAR,
PeinnlnS Agrieniturol Works. TORK. Pa.
alA!T iorR.COTT'S 'ei:
Na rtt ui-ales. Tr'rrt--? givenf.
DR. SCOTT, a42 Brog~way. NEW YORK
m ihl xLADY aetivei andt
A QUESTION ABOUT
Bro C' IS fron
ANS TVER ED.
T*, rn-tion has nrobaObly been 'a3kod thersands
:t How can 1;rc.wn's fron Bitters cure ever
thin;:'" Well. it do-t. !-it it doescarey ditU
fo ~ich a reputable phy:-ician wo)ud pascrib" 11.11
PhiyAiciansi rect;:niz.. Irn as the t-r,fe*orgt
ngot known to th' pro'es-.on. and inquiry n: :ny
- chmical :rm wil subvt.:Aro t;a.a 4rtion
t-.t t.ro are moro pripnrations of iron tian of aLy
other si' bstanco use.d in medicino This sho*s can
c1,iely that iron is zaoled r, to the n:,t
iznprtut fact ,rin 13::ecc , --nlp.etico. it is,
: r. rek fact. that pri.r to t-e disex
Itr~ I' .- 1? 1N tiT TER,*nonn r
-r ironc2:nn'ratioadn h.ar. ento:::
h 0ad-che. o' prcduce corSti.tItn-nil ot l ir o:
n:iNCi::esden.J'AZWN-SI MON TTEiL
Ispetniq Malaria, (llills ' :ul Fever-:,
Tired Feeling.(en-ral De. Vry:an i
ride, P.nek or Li:nbs U e:c aml Neur -
;-a--fr all these -ilm.nnts Ir i is prescribed d::.
BROWN'SIRON BiTTERS jtc
:innato. Like a!l other tho:-mach medicines. it acts
r: '!vy. When taken by no tbi fir-t symptom of
hrerit i% renew-)d enerrr. Th inaselasc hon heer.-i
tirmer. the dige'stian improvi. t!he bowels are ac.iv--.
In ,,.n-n the e:fect is usnally more rapid and nr.rka'w..
The eyns begin at one t:, hrdtten: tbe skin cl-A:-e
rp: healthy colr cr es to thv, cheeks: trousne..
.:sppeaars: functional darna';o-ments !,c'rmFe ren
j.r. and if a :anrsin r m.th-r. ar-undant Instene
is :mp;lied fo:- the child. Remember Dran's Tr..n
-tc-r- i -the ONLY iron nieicne that is not in
Thl: Gntir h-A Trad,- ar!k nnI erse:1 red lincs
oe swtpper. TAXE NO OITIEIR.
Most of the diseases which affliet mankind are origin
ally caused by a diSordered condition of the L IV E R.
For all conplaints of this kind. such as Torpidity of
the Liver. Biliousness. Nervonrs Dyspepsia. Indiges
tion. irregularity of the Bowele. Constipation. Flatu.
lency. Eructations and Barning of the Stomach
(sometimes called Heartburn). Miasma, Malaria,
Bloody Flux. Chills and Fever, Breakbone Fever.
Exhanstion before or after FeverA. Chronic Diar
rhoa. Loss of Appetite. Headache, Foul Breath.
Irregulsarities incidental to Females. Bearing-down
ain T;.&c STADIGER'S AURANTII
is Invaluable. It is not a panacea for all disease",
but all diseasesoftbe LIVER,
will URSTOMA CH and BOW ELS.
It changes the complexion from a waxy, yellow
tinge. to a ruddy. healthy color. It entirely removes
lo. gloomy spirits. It is one of the BEST AL
TERATIVES and PURIFIERS OF THE
.BLOD, and Is A VALUABLE TONIC.
For sale byallDrcggists. PrIcaSI.Co perbottle,
C. F. STADICER, Proprietor,
14 SO. FRONT ST., Philadclrhia, Paz
- _ -Z - -
The Best WOR"
AND) FOR A
mCommercial College Lexington, Ky.
Highest Honor and Geld Medal over all other colle;;a:.
nt te~ lWorld ixposition, mor systemn of !look-keeping anal
Generaltiuunine-.Ednaeation. Couo) traduat..in Bu.I.
ne.'. :,o Teachers empoyed. Costtef Full iduosieaCourne,
lracludtnr Tition. sitiony and Board, about $90. Short
Sland, Tytpe-Writing and Telegraphy specialtics. Nto Va.
eation. Enter New. Graduate. Gjuaranteed Sueress. For
circiIrs adress W.EH. t.3UTH. Preset, Lexington,Eg1.
Ge-otlemen-It bc ritt o t'o 'ar thalt I tin
ak: win- e t~wil-.. I i. 'iav hei troutbledu
At te. te.na: of co :de:e a't fal it i
cur or n .k:::: tut < I.m :::!a. thr.:e year
:TraLi ou Ulta. and Shi:n Diseas~es miailo
The etbh.-Gulanoisa-hightly concenltrated
(radie Fetilizer lotri all crpS.
ASIIJLET CoTTON AND CORNY COMP(
two erops anti also largely used by the Truekt
A'SII LEY ASII ELEMENT.-A very ch~al
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These pills were a wondcrful discovery. No others
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box of pilis. Find out
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nothing harmful, are
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cause no inconven
the marvelous power of theso pills, they would walk
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h a nro-mnn onss e nahnl T S J.T6HSON &
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I. p n: t r :: for it 1!w; er: ' r l
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amio i.1n' lie
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Wonian, mailed free, which gives all par
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PIANOS alA OR(*ANS
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THE BEST MAKES OF
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FACTORY PRICES FOR CASH
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k I am entire y well rf eczema after having
-It : ery litl mn my face sincC last, prmn.
adc a MlSlLh appearanice, biut wer.: away and
~at le:L-t it pu:t my ,'ys:cm' m oo com:i:oni
mn ca'wfo sick headache, ia::c rnade a pre
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prtrhilrc C.., Drawe'r .. .Axlan. Ga.
tAmmnoniated Guano, a complete High
UND.-A complete Fertilizer for ihu'-.
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>and excellent Non-Anmmoniaied Fer
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ACID PilOSPIIATE, of very Big
>r the various attractive tand instructi
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do more to purify the
ictu health than $5
worth of any other
r'emedy yet discov
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