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8SMAURCK PROPOSES TO CRIPPLE ENG
LAND IN THE EAST, Ft
And Prev-nt a drench War of Revenge on Ger
many-The Ejection of the British from Eylpt
a Part of the Plan-Parnell's Friend* Aroused
by Irish Evietions.
Special Cable Disrata t the ,. Y. Star. PC
LONDON. September Mr Parnell's k
letter to Mr. Fitzgerald. President of the '
league in America, is hotly assailed by
some of the leading government arznns.
The main Tory argument is that cvietions 01
are not general and are diminishing. Th
Parnellites are charged with trumping up (
imaginary cases of eviction and represent- 1b
Ing a state of affairs that has no foundation
in fact. The landlords. on the other Na..
are heid up to public admiration as lenient
and forbearing under circumstances of ex
treme provocation. They are described e,
as reduced to the verge of ruin by the re- to
fusal of their tenants to pay the rents justly i
due. Finally. the statement that evictions- th
instead of being general. are rapidly dimin- I
ishing, is capped by the bold assertion that o
it would be next to impossible for Mr. Par
nell to point out in these days a really D
harsh eviction. R
A singular illustration of the value of e'
these declarations is furnished in the col- fe
umns of the Sttndard itself, the most in- al
fluential Tory daily in the kingdom. Here C
we find a matter of fact report of a case of t
eviction, which for cold-blooded cruelty it
would be difficult to beat. In the instance t1
referred to, one of the menibers of the in
family to be evicted wts a dying woman. it
The linowledge that she was at the rnoint w
of death had no weight with the evictors. 11
The scene that ensued caused keen distress a
among the onlookers, who were powerless i
to interfere without bringing on themselves a
serious consequences. There have been
many well authenticated cases of eviction T
of persons whose removal was almost cer- u.
tain death; but the Tory papers ignore a
them in their attacks on the ease made out I
by the Parnellites. A reference to the h,
latest published returns of the Irish land 0
commission falls to bear out the a;sertions
of the champions of eviction, and fully sus
tains the allegations of the Parnellites. A
reduction of the number of evictions is ,
shown in certain localities, but over the 1,
whole country the number is increased. ri
The Tories appear to have taken the soli- 1
tary cases of reduction and applied them f
to the country at large. The Liberal press b
generally, except the extreme Unionist g
press, favorably notice Mr. Parnell's letter. n
Reports current to-night at the clubs d,
point to an extraordinary attempt on the
pan of Bismarck to cripple British influ- h
ence in the present crisis in European af- B
fairs, and the center of interest again shifts Ii
from Bulgaria to Eg-pt. Bismarck, with (,
the view of inducing France to enter into a r
friendly understanding with Germany, and t
abandon her schemes of a "war of revenge." 7
has undertaken, according to the reports b
mentioned, to direct the attention of French h
statesmen to a scheme of foreign conquest,
the main object of which is the ejection of
the British from Egypt, and the annexa
tion of that country to the French empire. 0
Bismarck's Journal d' Alsace openly ad
vises the French to prepare for a campaign a!
to drive the English out of Egypt and seize
the short cut to India. An emissary sent
by Bismarck to Paris has been preaching
the same doctrine to M. de Freycinet, with e
whom he had three interviews before he b
returned to Germany. TheDebats frankly it
adopts the suggestion, and judging from n
French susceptibility on the Egyptian u
q uestion, the seed is sown in fruitful soil. u
In the meantime, Sir Drummond Wolff, t
working hard against French and Turkish g
intrigues, has unquestionably improved the T
English position at Cairo. Russia is also
suspected of playing into the hands of t
France, in order to divert English attention
Matters in the Balkans are unchangcd.
A sharp contest is going on between the L
Kambars party and the gency, and in A
spite of reports of seeming weakening of I
the Alexander party the latter, backed by I
England, have not yet yielded on any ma- a
terial point' to the Russian representative. d
THOoAs POWER O'Coxxon, 31. P. d
The proverb, "There is nothing new
under the sun," is a very old one, and
would seem to point to the existence o' .he TI
chestnut far away in the dim pas . 'f S
late, ridicule, if not opprobrium, has been u
the lot of the chestnut, and yet chestnuts a
are not wholly undeserving consideration. ti
Homer is a chestnut; Shakespeare is a a]
chestnut;,the ocean is a chestnut; the moon al
is a chestnut; the Declaration of Indepen- e,
dence is a chestnut. The best fiights of b
humor that divert the world are chestnuts.
Plots of plays and of novels are chestnuts.
All sermons are chestnuts. There is noth
ing new under the sun. No sooner is a 2
fresh discovery made than it is found to be f
a chestnut. Every new invention is traced
to a chestnutty origin. Why, then, should
the chestnut have fallen into such discredit?
Whby should not the man who has heard a
a good story for the first time be permitted
to tell it to a company of friends in order .
to afford them the same diversion it has af- fc
forded him, without beintit reproached as a at
purveyor of chestnuts? Ifis intentions are
of the best. He does not deserve the sneers Si
of the man who has had the good or the R
bad fortune to hear it before. Hie does not bl
deserve to be terrified from making himself
entertaining according to the best means TI
known to him, in the tear of insult because R
somebody else may have already told what
he has to teUl. Then, too, the man over d:
ready to shout "chestnut" is an offensive
egotist, who considers that what he hits b:
heard and enjoyed should not be heard ana C
enjoyed by others who may be present
when the unhappy story-teller attempts to ot
be entertaining. It it better to be a teller Ri
of thrice-told tales, over and over again,
than to be an impolite and aggressive boor. L.
There is no merit in having heard a story. H
There may be much merit in the telling of
even a "chestnut" in a brigtht and effective si
manner. Besides, too, nablesse obltige. To R
wound a man's feelings wantonly for no
greater cause than his effort to amuse to ti
the best of his ability is not the act of a J.
gentleman. To shout '"chestnut" requires
no wit in the utterer; and finally, this de- b<
nunciation of chestnuts is becoming as R
much of a chestnut as is the stalest chest
nut it is intended to extinguish. s
The Anderson Wife Murderdr.
Jap. Davis, the white man who shot and B
killed his wife in the Slabtown neighbor- F
hood of Anderson, surrendered on Monday
to a nephe~w of his and was carried to B
Anderson and lodged in the county jail. C<
His victim was buried on Sunday from
Pisgah church. She was the daughter of io
Alexander Moore, a worthy and substantial oi
farmer, and leaves five children, the eldest,
a daughter, being fifteen years old. .At S
the time she was shot she was walking p
with her daughter and a son, one of them
a short distance before her, the other fol B
lowing behind. The gun used by Davis y<
was loaded with eight penny naiL' and shot
and the load took terrible effect. both' the
unfortunate woman 's eyes being~ shot out.
Davis has been living on Mrs. Martha
Bryant's plantation where he was a renter. a
He is said to be a lazy, shiftless man, fre- C
quently removing from one place to an- nl
other, but ther-e seems to be no reason to h:
doubt thait he is insane with suicidal and a
homicidal tendiency. g
His son says lie ~attempted to shoot Mrs. 10
Davis fifteen months aio and was induced pi
to desist with much ditliculty. Dr. Frank -
Smith says Davis called on him some time o
~~o and asked for medicine with which to a
kill himself, and on being given a narcotic .0
with she assurance that it w.as deadly poison ii
took it at a ulp--reenville Ka.
It is stated as a novelty that a plumber p]
has failed in a Western town. In a great v<
many Western towns there is so little call I
for water that a plumber wounld not only T
fail, but starve, hi
BXPLObION IN A POWDER FACTORY.
agments of Human Bodies Picked Up Halt a ]
Mile from the SEcene.
i1ARToW, N. Y.. September 30.-A ter
ex1,losion occurred at the Ditmar
'wder 'Works at Bavchester, on the liar
:n river branch of the New York and
w Haven railroad, about 10 o'clook this
Mrn-. resulting in the instant death of
,,r mn employed in the factory. The
plosion vccurrei in the packing house, a
e-storv frnaine building 20x30 feet. in the
.iter of the grounds and about two h
ed vards from the mnain factory, a large
iiidh near the water, where the bulk of
giant powder and nitro-glycerine used:
le acq' ueduct works is manufactured. i
The nei were hard at wot k putting up
ti packing e:.rtridges. when suienly :m
lo ctrred, shattering the buihiinig
Spinters and blowitng1 four men to frag
eans. The exploding powder, of which t
e:re was a large quantity, siot up in the
r to a height of fifty feet, and the splinters I
he build:ng were blown a mile away. I
The nares of the victims were Ernuet
ralen, John Rusch. Max Shafhbolt and
einhart. Nothing was left of them ex
pt fragments of their bodics. Hands.
et, legs, arms, pieces of skuls, backbones
id charred -its of flesh were scautered in
erv dirction from ) to 600 feet from
e packing house
21ax Crager, foreman of the works, says
e explosion was caused by two men shoot
into the building,. le was in the pack
house, and on going out saw two men
bo said they were shocting at squirrels.
e says he threatened them with arrest,
id they became impudent. As the explo
on occurred the men were seen hurrying
It. H1. Stansfield. Superintendent of the
heorte Powder Company near by, picked
p a box full of fragments of the dead
en. A numnber of others assisted in the
ork, and the remains were all put in a
sa to await the action of the Coroner.
ne man had a family in Gernaay, and i
others were said to be single. Their I
nt hing was burned to shreds.
The main factory of the Ditmar works
as nearly wrecked, one of the buildings
sing blown to pieces, exposing the iate
or. After the explosion the lower tim
rs of the building took fire and burned
-rcely. A large tree near by was torn up
F the roots, and a number of other trees
ere blown away. The ground for half a
ile was strewn with fragments of the
2::d, splinters, packing paper, &c.
The violtnce of the explosion shook
)uzes in Bariow, across the creek from I
archester. Many windows in John El
ot's Bay View Hlotel at Pelham bridge,
er a mile away, were shattered. Thos. j
inwoolie's blacksmith shop at Westehes- i
,r was shaken violently, and windows in
taw houses in the same village were
roken. This is the second explosion that
as occurred in these works this year.
While Tit re is Life There is Hope.
3any of the diseases of this season
f the vear can be averted by a small
ount of care and at little cost, by
ie timelv use of EWBA.NK'S TOPAZ
R cures Diarrhces, Dysentery, Chol.
ra Me'-us and like complaints. No
-areler should be without a bottle, as
will prevent any disease that would
o doubt arise from the change of
-ater, food and climate, without its
se. The most valuable medicine in
ie world, contains all the best and
kost curative properties of all other
onics, Bitters, etc., etc., being the
reatest Blood Purifier, Liver Regula
>r and Life and llealth-Restoring
gcnt in existence. For Malaria,
ever and Ague, Chills and Fever,
yspepsia, Indigestion, Sick Head
:he, Nervous Headache, Chronic
heumratismn, etc., etc.,.t is truly a1
terculean Remedy. It gives new life
ad vigor to the aged. For ladies in
elicate health, weak and sickly chil
reu:, nursing mothers. See circulars
'rapped with bottle.
CH ARLEsTON, S. C., Sept. 1, 1885.
Ii. B. EwBANK, Esq., President of
he Topaz Cinchona Cordial Co.,<
partanburg, S. C.: Dear Sir-I have i
sed a case of your Topaz Cordial in
iy family, and as a Tonic and Appe
zer I can cheerfully recommend i-; to I
L who are suffering from Debility
ad lack of appetite. My children,
pecially, have been much benefitted
y its use. Respectfully,
Ask your druggist for EWBANK's I
oAZ CINCHONA CORIAI, and take
'HE TOPAZ CINCHoNA CORDIAL. Co.,
* Spartanburg, S. C., U. S. A.
Fun at the White Saphanr.
From the Richmond.Dispatch we take the
flowing list of entries for the mule race
the White Sulphur:
W. J. W.-Bay mule Sibuate, out of
hool, by Toleration: dam, Dam Fresh.
ider, R. T. W., Jr.; colors, white and 1
G. A. G.-Bay mule Lightning, by I
hunder, out of Electricity; dam, Quick. <
ider, E. T. M1.: color, blue.<
E. T. ML-Bay mule Cocktail, by Bran
7, out of Glass; dam, Lively.
J. L.-3iorning Germnain, out of Time,
r Gracious; dam, Warm. Rider, W. S.]
W. S. C.-Bay mule Group, by Conceit,1
it of Admiration; dam, Disappointment.
ider, J. D.; colors, pink.
S. C.-Bay mule 31atch, out of Lover's
cap, by Sulphur: dam, Risky. Rider, P.
. ., Jr.; colors, white.
P. Hi. H.-Bay mule Chaperon, by Gos
p ont of Flirtation: dam, Nuisance.
ider. S. C.; colors, red.
W. E. S.-Bay mule Mfilk, by Adultera
m, out of Economy; dam, Water. Rider.
S. W.: colors, lavender.
J. S. W.-Bay mule 3Mule, out of Stub
runess. by Stupidity; dam. Lookout.
ider, WV. E. S.: colors, red and white.
The second race, open to all mules, irre
>ective of size, age, color or previous con
tion. Prize, bottle of sulphur water.
The following were the entries:
W. S. C.-Bay mule White Sultihur
lle, out of City, by Inclination; dlam,
ascinating; colors, orange.
R. T W.-Bay mule White Sulphur
eau, out of Funds, by Tiger; dam, Broke;
>lors, white and blue.<
S. C.-Bay mule Saratoga, out of Fash
, by. White Sulphur; damn, Jealous; col- 1
J. L. -Bay mule Sulphur Water, out of
ring, by Dipping; dam, Smell; colors,<
G. A. G.-Bay mule Mtint Julep, out of
ar-Room, by Order; dam, Good; colors,
Accounts of the massacre of Catholict
isstuaries and converts in southern
hin show that the race of martyrs is by 1
> mans extinct. Father Terrace, who
id lived for nine years in Yunnab, when<
mob surroundedl his hounse at night,
thered his followers in the chapel, gave
e le-1 absolution, went to the door, and,
eseting himself to the rabble, said:
Here am I to answer for all." lHe was at
Ie cut dlown by sabres. Father Bechet,1
you:;g priest it~ Tongking, saw a number
his '-onverts b~eh~edd and thcn, refus-]
~to be hound or blindf'olded, oifered his
ek to the executioner without a tremor.
ther Chatelet, ordered to descend to the 4
ee of execution, as hundreds of his con
ris hand done, said: "I shall not go so far. I
you want my head come and get it."
he swords made short work of him where
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
acts of lnterest Gathered from Various
-eort ryPayard has gone to Boston on
Earthquake shocks were feit at Smith
Eile, N. C., Monday night.
There was an caithquake shock in Au
Usta, Ga., Mouday aifternocn.
Oliver Ani-, was nominated for Gov
rnor by the Republicans of the Bay State.
The Columbus Knichts of Labor have
>ut a ticket in the iehd for both city and
W. G. Allen. of South Carolina, has
m-en appointed United States Consul at
'iedras Negra;, NeL-xico.
The latest French operations in New Ile
rides indicate the permanent occupaion of
Three men are entombed in Winthrop
nine, 31ie., and it is not believed they can
e rescued alive.
China intends to issue a loan for fifty
nillion doll-rs, for the construction of rail
as in the emipire.
John Esten Cork, the well known Vir
;iuia author and book maker, died 3on
ly in Clark county, Virginia.
The cattle plague is proving most disas
rous out West. Several tlhousands have
)eeu killed in order to stop the spread.
Mr. Blaine and Mr. Carlisle agree upon
ine thing, the continuation of the internal
evenue tax on whisky and tobacco.
The Prohibitionists and Knihts of Labor
a Atlanta have united on a ticket for the
2egislature, called "The Law and Order
St-cretary Manning will resume his duties
Ls head of the Treasury Department as
con as cool weather sets in.
Cluverius is fond of'llowers, and female
vmtn!):ahizers are found to gratify his taste
n t'at respect, while weeds are rank. per
Hips, on Lilian Madison's grave.
J. Frank Burden was shot and killcd by
aleb jones Tuesday in Metropolis, Ill.
3urdcn had recently married Jones's di
The Democrats of New Jersey in con
rention yesterday nominated Robert Green
or Governor on the firlt bnalot over six
A three-vear-old son of J. M. Robinson,
)f Fishing Creek Factory, fell from an
ipper story window, Wednesday, and was
It is said that between 500 and 1,000
ricklayers and plasterers can secure work
n Charlestor. during the coming winter
mn'd spring at $4 per day.
The Hartford Courant says: "Nothing
.vill keep Wiggins from prophesying as
ong tis the newspapers will continue to
;care people by printing his bosh."
It is said that bleeding a partialiy blind
iorse at the nose will restore hin to sight.
o much for the horse. To open a tr.an's
yes you must bleed him in the pocket.
The Louisville Courier-Journal in de
ouncing corsets tells of a post mortem
vhich revealed a woman's liver actually
ut in two by tight lacing.
A band of discharged Chinese soldiers
nade a descent on a leading pawn shop in
uclhong on August 13, and murdered the
>roprietor and 46 of his employees.
The cholera is still raging throughout
apan. Between August 2S and Septem
>er 3 inclusive, nine days, 13,348 new cases
vere reported. Over 03 per cent. of those
Superintendent Larkin, who has charge
if the hoisting and setting of the granite
in the capital building at Atlanta was killed
ast Monday by a piece of stone weighing a
on falling from the third story on him.
Tuesday night James Doherty. of Brook
yn, N. Y., pounded his wife till she tled,
eaving her children. The father theni set
ire to the house, locked the door on his
hildren and went away. The children
MIr. Bartholomew. the Hartford default
*r, was a man of very simple habits. He
ived modestly and economically. nnd never
moked or drank, Ile also wore shabby
:lothes, pretended to be stingy and was a
A Galveston dispatch, dated the 29th,
ays: At noon there are no signs of Wig
ins's predicted disturbance in this section.
'he weather which has been rainy and dis
greeable for several days. to-day broke
lear and continues pleasant.
Talk as he may, nothing pleases a man
o much when he enters a hotel as to have
he clerk behind the desk address him fa
niliarly and anxiously inquire after his
iealth. it tickles his vanity and makes
tim believe that he is a bigger man than he
Some days ago the managters of the Au
usta Factory sent a special agent to New
ersey to employ operatives, paying their
ay to Augusta. Saturday morning twen
ytive of the new men arrived, but they im
nediately joined the strikers and refused to
o to work in the mill at all.
The Chicago 2Ymca closes an article on
he apathy oif that city in respect to the
urering :at Charleston as follows. "The
tog is a prominent element in the business
>f Chicago, and appears to be securing an
qualy prominent position in the nature of
nany of its people."
In the Belgian mines workmen are paid
S cents a day; in the quarries 50 cents
n the weaving industries full-grown men
arned but $2 a week, though at Chent,
> orzanization and strikes, costing some
15,00, they had succeded in getting
vages raised to $3 a week.
Geronimo cliims that, about four months
go, lhe captured General Crook, and only
leased him upon obtaining a guarantee
hat, after indulging in one more raid, the
ipachecs might return to their reservation
:umolested. The story has given rise to a
~ood deald of gossip in army circles.
It now transpires that George Bartholo
new, the 70 years old dlefaulter, of Hart
ord, has made away with two millions of
lollars. He hats been systematically rob
>ig every corporation with which he had
.ny connection. Many failures are ex
ected in Hartford on account of the pecu
ations of this hoary old rascal.
Fire broke out at 1.31) o'clock Sunday
norning in Deland, Volusia county, Fla.,
nd destroyed thirty buildings in the busi
tess part of the town. It began in Wilcox's
aloon, and is thought to have been of in
endiary origin. T~he loss is estimated at
72000. The insurance cannot be stated
>ecause the records are burned.
At Canton, on August 27, a Chinese girl,
gd 18 years, underwent the "Ling Chi"
xeution, which is that one piece after
nother of the victim's body is cut away
itil the body is divided up into exactly
ine thousand pieces. The victim, as in
his ease, always dies from loss of blood
>efore the horror is completed. The wo
nan here mentioned was charged with hay
ng poisoned her husband and three rea
ives. Although it was shown, on exami
intion, that she was innocent of the crime,
he pe-ople of the district insisted on her
xeut ion, which the viceroy tinally
A Pennsylvania Town sh~aken Up.
PnILADELPI'IA, Se'ptembe~r 29.- A
pei from Lancaster. Pa., says: The
epe of the borough of Elizabesthtown
vere badly frightened last night. About
1 o'clock two dis'inct s-hocks of earth
uke were felt. The shocks followedl in
nuick sucession, and sc-arc'ely had thle sound
ied away when the buildings swayed
ulnciently to cause doers and windows to
Love is blind, but matrimony is a great
"Why, child," said ma, "you startle me
To see vou sit so near that boy;
In all your actions you're too free
Which don't become a maiden coy."
"A boy I always wished to be,
"Dear ma, and I'll pursue this plan;
For as that can't be," said she, t
"I'll get as near as I can." f
Always in debt-The letter B.
A bad sign-A forged signature.
Too much beer Is apt to put men at lager
Ignorance has no light; error follows a
The man who has no cheek seldom has
Y'an proposes, God disposes, and the gos
Fill a man with enthusiasm and no room (
is left for doubt.
The sweetest rest a man ever had is the
rest he finds in activity.
Ultra fashionable young men In some
cities affect light colored gaiters.
It is only natural that young ladies
should pine for a spruce young man.
Out of Italv's 29,000,000 inhabitants
only 1,000,000 gubscribe to newspapers.
The mercury is respectfully informed
that there is more room at the bottom now.
The heyd'ey of life-When a man be
P. J. Rucker sells young Hyson tea at
30cts. per pound. Sold 50 pound yesterday.
The most'successful "anti-saloon" man
is the man who doesn't drink.
There is one good thing about a dumb
waiter. It never expects a fee.
Bilwer was right; there's no such word
as fail. It is mollified into assignment.
Would it be just to say that all physi
cians partially get their'living by pill-age?
People who have nothing to do soon be
come tired of their own company.
Never borrow trouble. The Interest you
have to pay for the accommodation is ex
Porfumers motto: "Take care of the
cents and the dollars will take care of them
Always speak kindly and politely to your
help, if you would have them do the same
Keep thy temper, keep thy purse, and
keel) thy tongue, if thou wouldat be health
ly, wealthly and wise.
"Kisses by mall," says an exchange.
Not any for us. We want all our kisses
to come by female.
When death, the great reconciler, has
come, it is never our tenderness that we
repent of, but our severity.
The reason why so many young men are
so fresh is because they do not earn their
You cannot expect a girl of the period to
stand fire because she Is accustomed to face
We presume Cain's father-in-law was an
Nod fellow, as he got his wife from the
land of Nod.
City, State and county tax make a man
groan, but carpet tacks will make him
Some women swallow flattery as babies
swallow buttons, without any idea of the
trouble that may follow.
Say that your frock was "built," not
mode, if you wish to be In the latest fash
A new story is entitled -The Editor's
Wallet." We have not read it, but we
know it must be very flat.
It takes a pretty smart phrenologist to
tell what is in a barrel by examinfg its
"Miss Florence, do you love beasts?"
"Am I to consider that as a proposal, sir?"
was the lady's quick retort.
There is a little more night just now than
day. The little difference will continue to
grow during the fall and winter.
In Biblical days the foolish virgins ne
glectedl to put oil In their lamps. In our
times the foolish virgins put oil on the fire.
WVhen in the enjoyment of perfect physi
cal health few of us really suffer from en
The quickest way for a young man to
become a millionaire is to marry a million
Trichinosis finds newivictims In the Ger
man Empire, despite the exclusion of the
It is not what you have in your chest,
but what you hare in your heart, that
makes you rich.
The world has beencalled a bubble.
This is probably because~it takes a good
deal of soap to run it.
A cook-book describes 'ai dish called
-"Surprise eggs." These eggs turn out to
be good in hot weather.1
Short sleeves never made pretty arms,
but it is more than probable that pretty
arms made short sleev'es fashionable.
The house-fly is very slow in its move
ments when you want It to go out of doors;
but quicker than quickness when It wants
to come in.
An Oaklanl obituary notice referred to at
deceased citizen as having "gone to a hap
pier home." The widow is about bringing
a libel suit.
"Which is right, Edward, 'The wages of
sin is death,' or 'The wages of sin are
death?~" "Neither, Annabel; the wages of
sin is wealth."
Scene in hotel 25 years hence: Guest to
porter-Can you tell me what time it Is?3
Porter-Yes, sir; that'il cost you 50 cents,
Professor-"Does my question embar
rass you?" "Not at all, sir," replied the
studeut: "it is quite clear. It is the answer
that bothers me."
Nothing is easier than fault-finding. No
talent, no self-denial, no character, are re
quired to set up In the grumbling business. -
A physician in New York has written J
an article in which he states that a person's
disease may be detected by his or her hand
A Texan editor in trying to kill one man
killed three. This proves that a man is I
never able to tell what he can do until he
A man named Cannon, employed in a
foundery, went off the other day loaded to
the muzzle, and on his return was prompt
Pope spoke of the tongue as a valuable1I
weapon; yet we have never heard of thee
arrest of a woman for carrying a concealeda
More than four thousand devices for
coupling have been patented, and yet thous- -
ands of bachelors and maidens go it alone
in this country.
"What is afoot now?" asked an acquaint
ance of a reporter who was rushing for the
oilace hTelve inches still," said the_
scribe, aheshot out of sight.
"And now, my dear brethren, what shall
I say more?" thundered the long-winded
minister. "Amen!" came in sepulchral
' ones from the absent-minded deacon in the
back of the church.
A census of the occupations of Wash
inlLtonl citizens shows that the principal
brinches of industry there are holding
oice and keeping boarding-house.
It has been observed that people are more
qularrelsome in extremely hot weather than
at other times. This is probably owing to
their dlesire to enjoy a little breeze.
It looks as though woman would succeed
ia asserting her rights after a while. A
Connecticut factory is turning out four
thousand rollinge-pins a day.
Those Good Old Times.
We came across a journal the other day
sed by Wm. P. Younge & Co., at Thom
ston, Ga., in the year 1S;33. On the back
dge of the book was the name of the firm
ai guilt letters. Its covers were very much
ike those now in use, except that the cur
ers were of white sheepskin. We found
he following articles charged to dif
erent parties at the prices named. The
ight hand column shows the prices of the
ame goods now:
)ne bandbox......... 62 $....
)ne washpot.............. 8 00 2 00
)ne bushel salt........... 1 50 10
light lbs. coffee......... 2 00 1 00
falf pound tea .......... 87 0
)nc spool thread ......... 311
)ne pair socks............ .50 25
)ne pound salts........... 12 3
lalf pound powder ....... 62k 2)
)ne pound nails........... 25 5
ight yards calico......... 4 00 4S
[wo and a half yds. home
spun .................. 75 17
)ne yard muslin.......... 1 2.5 6
)ne bottle castor oil....... I 5 15
)ne pair brogan shoes..... 2 25 1 50
)ne pair suspenders....... 2 00
[hree yards linsey......... 2 25 4.3
)ne set tumblers ......... . 87 23
ix and three-quarter lbs.
sugar .................. 1 68 5 0
ive yards bagging, twine
furnished............ 1 50 63
This brin sold during the month of D3
ember $2,980.311, according to this jour
ial, and they paid three cents per pound
or cotton in the seed-equivalent to niue
ents ginned. A striking feature in their
node of doing business was sticking to the
ractions, 16j, 121, 16 , etc. That was a
ime when the maxim, "Many a mickle
makes a muckle," was rigidly followed.
We found an item of one broken fine
omb 31 cents, but were unable to
ind where they had charged a whole
me, as our curiosity was aroused to
see what they would charge for it. These
ere the "good old days" of which we
iave heard so much. From such days de
In visiting business offices one meets a
reat variety of persons. Most are kind,
:ourteous, and accommodating; others are
air to medium in thece respects; another
:lass-fortunately very small-are ir ill
umor nearly all the time, full of gruf:
ess. and cranky, having much of the na
ture of such unpleasant and fretful animals
is bears and porcupines; a fourth class are
languid and indifferent in their replies to
civil questions, and are apt to be tinctured
more or less with a sort of superciliousness
ind a well-developed self-importance.
These persons appear to think that if they
would unbend, throw off their awful dig
nity, and try to be accommodating, they
would not be estimated at their true worth
and importance. This class is generally
composed of young men who have more
conceit than good sense, and requires a
good many years for some of them to get
cured, the time required for a cure depend
ing upon the vigor of their mental constitO
tion. The newspaper man has met all
Lhese characters and "sized them up," and
can pigeon-hole them as rapidly as a postal
clerk can pigeon-hole letters.
A Great btorm in Texas.
ST. Louis, September 29.-Advices from
the southwestern coast of Texas, particu
larly in the region south of the Rio Grande,
and from some interior points. give ac
counts of a great rain storm and much de
struction of property duiing the past week.
From September 21 to 23 a tremendous
rain storm and hurricane swept over the
vicinity of Brownsville, Texas, including
Matamoras. Twenty-six inches of rain feli
up to the night of the 23d. and the wind is
aid to have reached a velocity of nearly
one hundred miles per hour.
Over two hundred houses in Brownsville
were blown down and a large number
damaged, rendering homeless some three
hundred families. In Matamoras over
three hundred houses were levelled and
many Injured. The entire rear part of the
city, embracing over thirty blocks, was
flooded to a depth of from three to eight
feet, and the people living there were res
cued only with the greatest difficulty.
Marrlage of'a Hebrew and Gentile.
NEw HAVEN, Sept. 26.-Mudh sdrprise
was occasioned among the Hebrews in this
city to-day when it was learned that David
Bretzfelder, a young gentleman prominent
among the adherents of that faith, had
married Miss Kittie Canaca, of Broad
treet, a member of a strictly Roman Cath
>ic family. Bretzfeider, who is an em
ploye of the post ofice, has been acquainted
with Miss Cannon for several years. Rev.
'ather Maloney, of St. John's church,
erformed the ceremony in the presence of
ifew friends of the contracting parties.
bone of Betzfelder's relatives knew that
le was to be married. His best man was
ohn Moran, and the bridesmaid was Yliss
ittie Moran. it is said that Bretzfelder
ome time ago went to Father Maloney
md told him that lie was ready to denounce
is faith and adopt Catholicity, and it is
nderstood that he did so. Hie belongs to
highly respectable Hebrew family, but
vas willing to sacrifice everything in order
o win pretty Miss Cannon.
Csa BE HAD rF WMTED~.-"Have you
ky malaria here?" asked a lady who
as looking at a rural boarding place for
mer family. "Well," said the landlady,
'we hain't got none just now; folks
taven't asked for it; but we'll get it for
rour family if you want it." Most folks
ret malaria witout wanting it. To ge
id of its noxious effects, use Brown's
ron Bitters. Mrs. S. R. MacDonald,
few Haven, Conn., says: "I suffered
rm malaria for nearly six years.
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