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WILL MR. FULLER ACCEPT?
Some Beasoms why the Chicagoan May Not
Want the Chief Justceaship.
WAsHINGTON, May 6.-There is a rumor
current among those intimate with the
President that it is possible Mr. Melville
W Fuller will not accept the position of
,Chief Justice of the United States. It will
be remembered that when the President
offered Mr. Fuller four other appointments
he declined any office for reasons obvious
to those who knew that he was dependent
upon his practice for the support of his
family. In this instance the President felt
certain that Mr. Fuller would accept, and
did not deem it necessary to ask if he
After his name was sent to the Senate on
Monday last and the nomination was known
throughout the country, it was naturally
expected at the White House that some re
cognition would come from Mr. Fuller of
the great honor conferred upon him. The
day passed without the slightest acknowl
edgement of that honor.
The Presiaent, supposing Mr. Fullerwas
observing to the extreme all the proprieties
it was possible toinvent. met him half way,
and at once addressed Mr. Fuller a letter
informing him of the compliment that day
bestowed by naming him for the most ex
alted judicial office in his gift. A reply
came promptly, recognizing in the most
befitting manner the President's act, but it
was wholly silent about whether he would
accept or not.
Reasons for this were at once asked of
those who knew Mr. Fuller. The only
one that appeared reasonable was that a
gentleman with seven daughters, accus
tomed to all the refinements and conveni
ences of cultured society, would still need
thelarge income of their father's profession
to maintain their social status wherever
they might live.
The salary of Chief Justice is only
$10,500 per annum. To accept the office
would make him dependent upon that
salary and such income as he might derive
from his Chicago property. Whether the
total would then be enough to maintain in
Wason the same social standing that
Mr. er's family has enjoyed for many
in Chicago is a question that the
t's advisers were enabled from
years of experience in Washington to
answer in the negative.
It was not alone a question of judicial
honor, but of, honor with an assured
enjoyment of all that is necessary to main
tain it through the remaining years of his
life without, in the end, having the story
of Chief Justice Waite's fifteen years on
the bench repeated at his death-that he
died poorer than when he came to Wash
A stated income of $80,000 a year would
not, it is said, more than enable Mr. Fuller
to maintain his home in Washington as he
would want to live.
A personal friend of Mr. Fuller says
that be believes he will accept the place
and make whatever sacrifices may be neces
aary to bring his expenses within his per
sonal and official income, but will leave
the formal acceptance of the honor until
the President is able to hand him the only
evidence that would be acceptable, viz.
his enmmiaton as Chief Justice.
Trata Bobbery in Ohio.
MXnamizr, 0., May 6.-A bold, but
b mufng empt to rob the Limited Ex
poeo. 6, on the Baltimore and Ohio at
about I o'clock this morning was frustrated
by the train crew and passengers. At the
bouruamed, the train being at this station,
a man entere't the smoking car, where most
of the p a rs were dozing, and at
tempted to snatch the watches of three of
them in succssion He had succeeded in
obtning one'watch when the occupantsof
the car became aroused and the thief made
arusfor the rear'door, only to be met by
Conductor Corwin, who, taking in the sit
uation at a glance, dealt tne scoundrel a
trmnosblow over the head with his
lantern, bringing him to the floor enseless
* A crporal of Company G, Fifth In
fantry, who was conveying an insane sol
dier from Fort Keough, Mont., to the
Natinnal Asylum, quickly produced a pair
'of handenB, and when the prostrate bandit
regained -nniun he found himself
mmnaded and amon a crowd of passen
gea, -who talked excitedly of the bell cord
ad the nearest ~hpole.
The thief 'ptosyfor his life,
and after he been searched and no
waosfound on his person, and there
bennpniceamman within call, the crowd
yile othe councils of Conductor Cor
win. The rascal, after receiving a severe
thahing was allowed to go, and the train
poeddon Its way. Two companions
ofthe scoundrel, who were stationed on
the side of the train opposite the depot,
took to their heels on the first alarm The
stogawatch was returned to its owner.
Two M-----r. Conuie.
N ~1onworK; Va., May 7.-The British
steamer Benizon, Capt. Aikenhead, from
Matarisma to Philadelphia, was towed here
today in distress, and reports being In col
liaion yesterday afternoon shortly after 12
o'clock, during a dense fog, with the En
reka, Captain Quick, from New York to
New Orleans. When the fog lifted about
an hour later, the Eureka was nowhere in
sihand it is feared she was sunk. After
the comliin there was the sound of escap
*ing steam and one whistle. The Benizon's
-bow was badly stove, and she would have
sunk but for her water light compart
ments. The collision occurred 168 miles
southeastof Cape Henlopen. The Benizon
struck the Eureka suare midship. The
Bureka was a freight botand carried no
Her crew, all told, numbers
thryeight persons. Not a word was
pamdbetween persons on either of the
stamers during the collision.
(oai Blood Balm.)
The great Blood Pnrifler and Tonic.
It enres Sarofula, Kidney Troubles,
Ostirrh, Skin Humors, Bhenmatism,
Eraptions, Boils, etc., and is a wonder
(Botanic .Btood Balm.)
The great Blood Purifier and Tonic.
It cures Barofula, Kidney Troubles,
(Jainwrh, Skin Humors, Bheanatism,
Eruptions, Boils, etc., and is a wonder
A-Pauper Dis with Gold in Her Poekets.
Eliza Maxwell, an old colored woman,
who has been sheltered at the expense of
the county, at the poor house, three months
pat, died in that institution a day or two
ago. After her death her dress was picked
uby an attendant who remarked that it
fetlike It was loaded with rocks. An in
' was made and the cause of the
was developed, when a pocket
book, containing $40 in gold, was drawn
froma pocket inthe dress. Mr. Alexander,
the superintendent. turned the money over
to the county treasurer and It has been ap
ulet te ghenealfund of the county.
Da Mn. Enzro:-Won't you p lease
tell your miale raders that $S will buy a
fine, strong and servioeable ~ of
ms iade to orderby the N. . tan
Pants Co., of 66 UJniversity Place,
New York city? By sending 6 oents in
posiage stamps to the above firm, they
wlfluundto any address 25 samples of~
loth to choose from, a fine linen tape
masmre, a full1set of scientific measure
ment blanks and other valuable informa
tion. All goods are delivered by them
through the U. B. Mals. A novel and
ractical idea. Advise your renaer to
.rytefirm,.~? are thoroughly re
libe Yours , mRRBLT
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Iems of :Interest Gathered from Various
Dom Pedro is now considered out of
The flood in the Mississippi River is
assuming alarming proportions.
Lord Stanley, of Preston, is gazetted as
Governor General of Canada.
Three thousand persons were drowned
by the recent flood in the Canton River.
A train of empty "Q" cars was set on
fire Sunday at Chicago by strikers and
nearly consumed. ]
The Delaware Democratic Convention
endorse Cleveland and favors the Mills
The Emperor of Brazil is suffering from
pleurisy. Physicians attending him say <
that his condition is serious.
The State mineralogist reports that Cali- l
forna last year produced $13,063,928 in
ores and bullion.
A fire in Georgetown, S. C., yesterday
morning, destroyed property to the value
Lightning struck a schoolhouse Wednes
day at Dayton, 0., and two little girls were
The President has nominated Robert B. 1
Roosevelt, of New York, to be minister
resident of the United States to the Neth
The Brazilian Government has announced
its intention to submit to the Legislature a
project for the abolition of slavery in Bra
The President contributed $100 Wednes
day towards the building of an orphan
asylum for colored children at Lynchburg,
Forty-six thoroughbred yearlings were
sold at Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday, for 1
$23,410, an average of $487.
The Kansas Republican State Conven
tion paesed resolutions endorsing Plumb
and Ingalls. The sentiment of the conven
tion was decidedly in favor of Blaine.
The Vatican has received a dispatch from
the Papal Nuncio at Paris stating that the
disputes between France and the Vatican
have been satisfactorily settled.
The schooner t idgewood, loaded with
lumber, was burned Wednesday below
Jacksonville. Fla. Loss on vessel and
Commodore Norman Wilson, one of the
wealthiest men in the Northwest, died sud
denly yesterday evening on the train en
route for his home in Minneapolis.
Geo. F. Montgomery, of Vincennes,
Ind., lumber dealer dealer, who has been
buying extensively in the South, has con
fessed judgment in the sum of $28,800.
The expenses of living in the city of
New York may be conjectured from a re- 1
mark in the Mail and Express that a man
on an income this side of $5,000 finds the
country healthier than the city.
The Republican newspapers North are
diligently searching for something damag
ing to Mr. Melville W. Fuller. They say
they have discovered he was a member of
the famous "Peace Legislature" of Illinois.
Dennis McLaughlin, of New Haven,
aged 50, hung himself in his barn yester
day. He owned considerable property.
Disappointment at losing a situation in the
Derby railroad shops is the supposed cause.
Wm. Hopkins, who was to have been I
hanged in 4abun, Ga., has been respited
by Governor Gordon. Hopkins is the man
who stoned a stranger to death at a country
church because he wore a "biled shirt."
The National Bureau of Engraving and
Printing is engaged night and day in print
ing one and two dollar silver certificates
and to date has finished $26,000,0u0 of ones
and $17,000,000 of twos.
Blakely Hale telegraphs to the New
York Sun from Berlin that "it is not to be
wondered at that his Majesty has deterio
rated in health at Charlottenburg. The
place is little more than a swamp.
The golden rose sent by Pope Leo to
Miss Caldwell will be ceremoniously pre
sented to that lady at the laying of the
corner stone of the Catholic University in
Washington, D. C., on the 24th instant.
One thousand miners declined to renew
their working contract at Pratt mines,
at Birmingham, Ala., Monday, according
to the company's figures, and are now out,
A riot occurred at Dnnimany, Ireland, <
yesterday, as the police were removmng a
number of prisoners to Cork. The pohice
charged upon the rioters, and used their
W. C. Chamberlain, of Texas, who wenti
to Paris to be treated by Pasteur for wolf1
bite, returned to New York on the La Gas-i
cogne Sunday, though a man bitten by]
the same wolf has siace died.
Sunday afternoon at North Bend, 0.,
during a quarrel over a game of cards, in<
which Lewis Brown, Joe Howard and
Harrison Stapleton were engsged, the lat-]
ter stabbed Brown in the heart, killing him
After a one hundred and ninety days
voyage the schooner Edward E, Webster
arrived at San Francisco from Gloucester,
Mas., with her crew disabled with a
strange disease, and no provisions on board
but musty flour.
Nathaniel Watts, the last of the "old
defenders" who defended Baltimore from
the British invasion in 1814, is dying at
the residence of his daughter in Baltimore.
He is 94 years of age.
A terrible dynamite explosion- occurred
Tuesday morning at Colly mine, Bessemer,
Mich., instantly killing Frank Robatsky
and fatally injuring three others. The en
house was burned to the ground.
Three burglars entered the house of Mrs.
Mary E. Reynolds, at Gresham, Pa., on
Monday night. She was alone, but she
kept the robbers at bay with a hatchet.
One of them attempted to seize her arm,
whereupon she knocked him senseless to
The Missouri Supreme Court has re-1
yersed Judge Noonan's decision upon the
law of 1857 (Sunday law). It holds that
the city government of St. Louis never had
authority to grant permission for the sale
of wine or beer on Sunday.
Twenty-two editions of the May number
of the North American Review have been
issued. It was Mr. Gladstoue's article on
Col. Ingersoll's ideas that caused this un
Between four and five hundred people
were at Fort Hill, S. C., yesterday for the
Clemson sale and were disappointed when
there was nothing of value for sale except
the live stock, all the furniture being left<
by Mr. Clemson to the State.t
Of the 650 reserved cases called by Jus
tice Truax in the New York Superior
Court, special term, during last week, sev
eral had been on the calendar over twenty.
five years. About 400 cases were disposed
The steamer Iowa, at Boston, on her last
trans-Atlantic trip, was surrounded by a
school of whales, which indulged in all
sorts of capers, until finally one of the
bolder of the monsters unwisely attempted 1
to cross the vessel's bow. It was complete- I
ly cut in two.
William Watts, a farmer near Delaware,
0., was struck by lightning Wednesday I
and killed. The bolt struck him on the I
neck, ran down the left side and tore a holeC
in his heart, then ran down his leg and
tore his boot off.
The Supreme Court of Illinois has
affmed the decision of the lower courts
in the boodle county commissioners' cases,-r
and thedefendants will all have to servec
their terms of sentence in the State peni- 1
The United States fish commission car
eached Atlanta yesterday. A change of
water was found necessary and Artesian
water was supplied. Inside of an hour
15,000 young fish were dead and nearly
x,000,000 eggs are supposed to be killed.
Davidson College experienced a severe
lectrical disturbance on Sunday night. A
lestructive fire was caused by lightning
triking the warehouse of John Caldwell.
'he structure, contents and nine bales of
otton were consumed. Caldwell's loss is
stimated at $12,000.
The Sound View Farm stables of Rich
rd Conkling, who raised the great trotters
Rarus, Wedgewood, King Wilkes and
nany others, were destroyed by fire Mon
lay morning, together with several valua
>le horses. Loss $50,000. Insured.
The Senate public buildings and grounds
:ommittee Monday acted favorably upon
)ills for public buildings at the following
)laces: Vicksburg, Miss., $100,000; Jack
ion, Miss., (eniaruement), $6,000; Colum
us. Ga., $100,000; Charleston, S. C.,
W. Bayard Cutting, under decree of the
United States Court, Monday bought for
6125,000 the balance of the T. R. & N. R.
Railroad system, consisting of the Florida
'ransit, Transit, Tropical and Plant City
Extension. He controls the majority of
bonds, and now has the whole property.
After four days' discussion the General
onference of the Methodist Church, at
Kew York, Monday afternoon, by a ma
jority of 39 votes, refused to admit women
is delegates. The ministerial vote was 159
iyes against 122 nays, and the lay vote 78
iyes against 76 nays.
Captain Martin Moore, of the steamer
Benton, running between Memphis, Tenn.,
ind Jackson Mound Park, was murdered
n board his steamer at 8 o'clock Suuday
night, during a disagreement between
hose who chartered the steamer and him
;elf. Eph Reeves and W. J. McCowan
are charged with the murder.
Judge Tuley, of Illinois, has rendered a
preliminary decision in a contestea will
case which is of considerable importance
to all children born in slavery and to many
Af the descendants of such children. He
pronounces such children illegitimate, and
holds that they cannot inherit property
from the father.
The Georgia State Temperance Conven
tion, before adjourning, passed resolutions
to make a general prohibition contest in
the elections for the Legislature this fall.
Prohibition candidates will be nominated
in every county pledged to vote for a statu
tory prohibitory law instead of leaving the
luestion to the vote of the people.
A Dublin dispatch says: James Quinn,
a boy ranger. who lived in the village of
oughrea, County Cork, was found mur
lered yesterday. Three bullet wounds
were discovered on his body. He had
been threatened by moonlighters with death
anless he abandoned the farm he occupied.
uinn's family live in America.
Mrs. Annie Flsenbarth, residing at 3,725
organ street, St. Louis, was walking
through her residence Sunday morning
when she suddenly fell to the floor and ex
pired. Her sister, who lived near, was
summoned. On arriving at the house she
went to the room where the dead woman
lay and fell dead beside her. Both ladies
were supposed to be in the best of health.
During a heavy rain and thunder storm
Fuesday the towboat Future City and three
barges from St. Louis came in contact with
United States war vessels at anchor in front
>f New Orleans. Two of the barges were
unk. One contained 51,000 bushels of
bulk wheat and the other a full cargo of
freight. The barges are valued at $9,000
ach and their cargoes at $70,000.
United States Revenue Officer A. H.
Williams on Tuesday arrested Geo. Hale,
noonshiner, at Rocky Mount, Franklin
nounty, VA., while peddling illicit whisky
rom an ox cart. While on the way to jail
:h guards were overpowered by a crowd
>f 150 men and the prisoner released. The
rescued prisoner was carried to the moun
:ains amid wild shouts. No pursuit was
Henry Miller and Win. L. Aderholt, two
armers living near Beecher City, Ill., had
Slaw suit Wednesday over a trivial matter.
aerholt won the suit, and Miller became
o enraged he went home, seized his gun,
narched to Aderholt's house and shot him
lead. He also went to the house of a man
iamed McKenzy, who sided with Ader
iolt, and shot him, but McKenzy will re
Early Monday morning a cloud burst
ear Maize, fifteen miles west of Wichita,
[an. Rain had been falling all night and
when the cloud broke there was an awful
oar which frightened the people out of
heir houses. Many buildings were de
nolished. The house of a family named
Rockby was swept into the Arkansas river
where it sank. Rockby, his wife and two
:hildren were drowned. Many horses and
:ows were lost in the flood.
The Common Council of Lansing, Mich.,
ad a deadlock session of twenty-two
iours, which ended Tuesday evening in
:he election of Democrats to all city offices.
he vote of all members was required to
nae an election legal, and Mr sn a
Republican, was purposely kept hidden.
Be was found at last and forced to vote,
mnd as the count was a tie, the Mayor's
rote (Democratic) settled the contest.
The barn and stables of William Smith,
who lives about ten miles west of Ander
on, were destroyed by the torch of an in
:endiary on Saturday night, about 10
'clock. The buildings contained forty
bushels of corn, seven hundred bundles of
Eodder and two fine mules. Nothing was
javed. Mr. Smith knew nothing of the
ire till aroused from his slumbers by one
>f his neighbors who lived near. There is
o clue yet to the incendiary.
A strange atmospheric phenomenon was
een at Maize, Kansas, on Sunday. A
torm cloud burst and extended over a
ipace, parallelogram in form, about 500
ards wide and one mile in length. For
alf an hour the rain came down in tor
rents. The heavens were black, and dark
ess almost equal to that of night covered
;he entire area. The people ran affrighted
rom their homes, many crying that the
and of the world had come. The loss of
roperty will be heavy. .
Trying to Murder by Wholesale.
An arrest at Toledo, O., Tuesday diR
losed a fiendish attempt at poisoning that
night have resulted in the death of hun
reds. Hiram Fields, a prominent grape
grower and wine merchant, reproved his
iired man for drunkenness. The hired man
~eplied, "I'l1 fix you !" Later Mr. Fields
ound that his wine casks had been tam
iered with. A closer examination revealed
~rystals of blue vitriol not dissolved in
he wine. Dozens of casks containing
housands of gallons were found to have
yeen thus poisoned. The man was ar
ested. There is great excitement and
reats of lynching.
PIANOS AND ORGANS.
We are prepared to sell Pianos and
)rgans of the best make at factory
aries for Cash or easy Instalments.
?ianos from $210 up; Organs from $24
ap. The verdict of the people is that
hey can save the freight and twenty-five'
er cent. by buying of us. Instruments
elivered to any depot on fifteen days'
rial. We pay freight both ways if not
atisfactory. Order and test in your
>wn homes. Bespectfully,
N. W. TBUMP,
* Columbia, 8. 0.
Flattery is often a traffic of mutal mean
less, where, although both parties intend
eception, neither are deceived, since words
hat cost~little are exchanged for hopes that
WEDDINGS IN PARIS.
The Great Resort for Parties of the
Bride and Groom Go Hand-in-Hand to
Church, Their Friends Grouped
Around Thom-Description of
a Double Marriage.
The Bois de Vincennes is a great resort
for wedding parties anong the middle class,
as there is a restaurant there where they can
dance and have an entertainment, writes a
Paris correspondent to the Baltimore sun.
We saw two parties on a previous visit. In
one instance the bride and groom were walk
ing hand-in-hand, with a group of friends
around them, and a boy was playing a fiddle.
The other party were playing some sort of
game chasing each other in a circle. Both
brides were dressed in white, with nothing
on their heads but orange blossoms, though
the weather was quite cold. I attended the
wedding of my French landlady's nephew
on Saturday last. He is a very nice-looking
young man with very little to say, especially
if you do not speak French. Each of the
guests of the hotel was furnished with an
invitation nearly as large as a sheet of fools
cap, in an envelope to suit.
There was a monogram of the initials of
the bride and groom at the top of the paper,
and on one page a request from the father
and mother of the bride that you would
honor them with your company at the mar
riage of their daughter, while the opposite
page contained a similar invitation from our
landlady with respect to her nephew. At
the bottom of the sheet there was a state
ment to the effect that the wedding would
take place at midday precisely in the Church
of St. Merri, in the Rue St. Martin. It was
a few minutes after twelve when I arrived
at the church, and the wedding was in
progress. It is not fashionable to be late at
a wedding in Paris, as it is with us in Balti
-more. The Church of St. Merri, formerly
St. Mederic, is a Gothic structure, with a
beautiful portal in the Flamboyant school
The Roman Catholic churches of Paris
are all built on the same general principles.
There is a high vaulted roof over the main
building, supported by several rows of col
umns. Behind these columns or pillars are
recesses built in the side of the church,
which are known as chapels. There are
usually paintings on the walls of the chap
els; and they are furnished with altars and
candles. The pulpit is commonly in the
middle of the church and the organ over the
entrance. There are no pews, chairs tak
ing their places. I found the wedding party
in one of the chapels. The bride was
dressed in white satin, with a long white
veil, while the groom wore a dress suit.
They were seated in chairs near the altar,
and behind them was a bridesmaid dressed
in a short blue dress and a dark red hat.
The groomsman was dressed like the
groom. Our landlady was there, dressed
very elegantly in black silk, and there were
some thirty or forty relations and people
from the hotel in attendance. A priest, in a
white satin surplice, embroidered with gold,
and an altar boy in red, with white surplice,
were performing the ceremony. A large
man in a cocked hat, with silver lace, and a
uniform similar to that worn by our police,
was standing in the aisle holding a baton
with a silver knob on the end in his hand.
I was told he was a beadle.
After awhile he went away, and was sue.
ceeded by a smaller man with a large silver
chain round his neck. When the bride
arose from her knees the beadle would care.
fully arrange her veil on a chair behind her
kept vacant for that purpose. All at once
the bridesmaid left her seat, and accom
panied by the groomsman, walked about
among the people taking up a collection in a
blue bag she held in her hand. After she
returned to her seat the deputy beadle
struck his cane on the pavement and led the
way out of the chapel to a room where the
register is kept and the names were duly
inscribed. Thea congratulations were in
order, and nearlyeveryone kissed the bride.
first on one cheek and then on the other. ]
shook hands with the bride but did not kiss
her. I never care to kiss another man's
wife when he is standing by looking at me.
Besides, as a native of North Carolina
once remarked to me: "I never did believe
in this here promiscuous kissin'." There
were a number of poor old women watch
ing the ceremony in the church with great
interest, and when the bridal party stepped
into their carriages several women, with
babies in their arms, offered flowers for
sale. After the bride and groom had left]I
retarned to the interior of the church to
have a look at it, and discovered two other
weddings in progress in different chapels.
One party were attired exactly like those I
have just described, bridesmaids and all,
while the other bride was in a dark dress
with a short lace veil, and her bridesmaid
wore a bonnet and brown dress.
This bride looked past thirty, while the
groom had evidently not had the hair on top
of his head cut for some time, for the reason
that there was none there. When I returned
to the hotel, about four in the afternoon, I
walked into the dining-room for a glass of
water and found our wedding party seated
around the table with a look of expectation,
while the stout French landlady was
bustling about with the keys of the side
board. I felt that this was notime todrink
water, so beat a hasty retreat, just catching
a glimpse of the blue bridesmaid as I went
out. I have noticed several marriage ad
vertisements in the papers here. One reads:
"Bare opportunity; pretty orphan, twenty
one years, 500,000 francs." Another: "Great
choice of misses, and a widow of forty, with
What Mr. Cleveland Wrote in a Lady's
Says a Washington special to the Pitts
burgh Pres: A lady went to the White
House recently to obtain the President's
autograph. Handing Mr. Pruden, the Ex
ecutive clerk, a bright, clean sheet of tinted
note paper with her monogram upon it, she
requested that gentleman to ask Mr. Cleve
land to inscribe his name thereon. Mr.
Pruden, always obliging, wvent to the Presi
dent's private $lce to secure the favor for
the lady. Returning in ,a few moments ho
said: "The Presidentsefds his compliments,
and says that if you will bring your auto
graph album he wiil be glad to write his
name in it, but he never puts his signature
upon a blank sheet of paper."
The lady was rather taken aback, but,
thanking Mr. Pruden for his kindness, re
turned home to bring her album. The book
being a trifle dingy in appearance, and also
quite full of autographs, she determined to
purchase a new one and have the Presi
dent's signature to "start it." Proceeding
to a book store, she bought a new and hand
some album, and repaired to the White
House, arriving there within twenty min
utes from the time she had left. Mr. Pruden,
miling, took the book and repaired to the
President to obtain his autograph tor the
persevering lady. Returning, he gave the
book to the lady, who, thanking hun, left
for her home. Upon arriving there she
opened the album to gaze on the valued in
scription and found the following:
Woman's name-hers but to give away!
A man's. his all; it should not go astray.
It is idle to say that any man get ahead
n life. He can if he has the will in him,
therwise he can't. There are tunes a plenty
in the piano, but one has to know how be
fore he can pick them out.
There will be a marked change in the
endency of things, or stylish young ladies
will get to wearing their hats so far back
hat they will have to lif t them when they
The economical country housewives are
ow airing their husk mattresses for sum
Singularly enough, there is a great deal
f fire in a hot base ball that comes from a
Luck of a Prospector Who Met a Dancing
Dervish of the Desert.
"Out in Nevada," said Joseph Grandle
meyer, a mining man from White Pine, to
a New York Sum correspondent, " we have
the sublimest dance that any ma:n ever
saw. We call it the dance of the giants.
Great cylinders of sand, from eight to
twenty feet in diameter, and sometimes
immensely tall, come carcering across the
desert with a whirling, waltzing motion
that is very graceful. I have often seen
them when they must have been two or
three miles high, for their tops reached up
into the clouds. But oftener there will be
one big column, with a lot of little columns
attending it, all waltzing along together.
The effect is the strangest thing imagin
able. It inspires you with awe, and at the
same time fills you with the desire to laugh
at the odd performance. And, if the man
is superstitious, the weird, fantastic sight
can make him feel mighty uncomfortable.
They arc never seen except in the summer
time, and are most frequent in July. They
have their beginning in some little, incip
ient whirlwind, which snatches up a hand
ful of sand while the surrounding air is
still, and then they keep on growing and
"They are not like the cyclones further
east, for they move with very little noise,
and, instead of being funnel-shaped, are
of the same size from top to bottom. The
motion is the same, being both circular
and advancing. They draw up into the cyl
inder fabulous quantiLics of sand, tons of
sage brush, and sometimes good-sized
stones. How far they travel nobody can
tell. The very big ones must have waltzed
along in their silent majesty over the lonely
deserts for a long distance. They must
travel the whole distance of the White Pine
valley, three hundred and fifty miles, and
sometimes they conie downa through Spring
valley from Idaho to the Perannegat valley.
"Joe McCann, one of the pioneers of
White Pine, solemnly declares that he owes
his richest strike to one of these waltzing
gianfts. He was plodding along through the
valley, leading a pack mule laden with his
prospecting outfit, when half a dozen sand
columns came dancing silently along. Joe
tried to dodge one of them, and got right in
the way of the biggest one of the whole
gang. It picked up him and the mule as
though they were feathers and pacled
them across the valley in the liveliest
waltz Joe ever shook a leg in. He
got so dizzy that he couldn't tell where he
was going, and he had just made up his
mind to be smothered in sand and carried
to Heaven by this daneng dervish of the
desert, when his feet $truck solid ground,
and after whirling about a few times he fell
into the bed of a creek that was almost dry.
When he picked himself up there was the
mule kicking solemnly and methodically at
a shower of sand that was falling around
him. The waltzing column had struck a
side hill and collapsed, as they often do, and
the upper part of the column was just com
ing down. Where the foot of the column
struck the bed of the creek it had torn up
the gravel to a depth of three or four feet
and exposed some of the richest pockets of
small nuggets that ;oe ever saw. He stayed
with the claim about two months, and
cleaned up nearly 160,000. Then he started
to go back to the States, and blew in the
whole pile at a faro bank in Pioche. Joe
has wandered through those Nevada val
leys for years since then, but hasn't had the
luck to be picked out for a partner by an
other waltzing giant."
An Englishman Who Has Worn One for
Fully six Years.
A case in which the operation of tracheot
omy proved strikingly successful has just
cone under our notice, says the Pall Hall
Gazette. It is that of a man, formerly a sol
dier, who had the incision into the wind
pipe made six years ago, and who wears
the tracheotomy tube at the present mo
ment He was a private in the Royal En
gineers, and took part in the Egyptian cam
paign of 1881, being present at Tel-el-Kebir.
While in Egypt he drank some bad water,
and this induced a blood poisoning, which
ultimately took the form of deep-seated ab
scasses in the neck. He returned from
Egypt, arriving in this country some time
in October, 1852, and at once became a pa
tient at the Royal Military Hospital, South
ampton. The man describes the operation
as being only a little painful. The previous
difficulty in breathing had been so great
that if the incision into the windpipe had
caused much pain that pain was over
whelmed by the great relief which followed
the operation. He remained in the hospi
tal for some months, but finally left quite
He finds but little discomfort or incon
venience in wearing the tracheotomy tube.
He can not speak without first putting his
finger to his neck to close the orifice of the
tube. Trhe reason for this is obvious. Voice
is caused by the vibration of the vocal
chords in the larynx, and to set them vibra
ting a current of air from the lungs is re
quired. The incision of tracheotomy being
made in the windpipe below the larynx,
enough air to vibrate the vocal chords can
not be obtained until the orifice is closed.
The closing is, in most tracheotomy tubes,
effected by an automatic valve, but the
soldier now in question will have none of
them. He wore the automatic valve for a
short time, it is true, but when he was com
ing down Regent street one day it flew off
and was lost, and he has done very well
without it since. He can also talk by put
ting his head down, in which ease the orife
is closed by his chin instead of by his finger.
He possesses a duplicate tube for use in case
A brief description of the tube may be
found interesting. It ila made of silver, that
being the metal least likely to be acted upon
by any fluids to be found in the windpipe or
by the condensed aqueous vapor of the
breath. It is in reality no more than the
name implies-that is, a tube. Itis bent into
the form of a quadrant, and the outer por
tion has a shield, which presses against the
flesh of the neck. To the shield are attached
tapes, which pass around the neck and are
tied. These serve to keep the tube securely
in position. T'he instrument is further sup
plied with a smaller inner tube and 'guide.
The former can easily be removed and re
placed for the purpose of cleaning, which,
however, is not necessary more than once a
day, unless the weather be very foggy. But
the inner tube is not an essential, and the
soldier of whom we write never wears it.
He removes the tube itself, the tissues
around it having become so hardened that
for a short time they answver all the purposes
of the tracheotomy tube itself. The person
who is compelled to use a tracheotomy tube
generally wears a high collar, and all that is
seen is a small hole.
At a recent meeting of the Society de
Biologie a woman was exhibited from whom
E. Fere could under certain circumstances
disengage at the surface of the body
luminous electric tufts, one centimeter long
-more than a third of an inch. The son of
this woman presented the same peculiarity.
In both the skin was remarkably dry.
These phenomena could be easily augment
ed by exciting the sensations. Such phe
nomena are known more commonly in cer
tain hot and dry tropical climates.
Every day we hear people complaining
of spring's detestable weather; but they are,
all the same, willing to bear with it rather
than be beyond the reach of climatic dis
One of the colors in spring dress goods
is "apple green." Green apples present
many shades of green, and sometimes pro
duce a little yeller.
It is hard work to believe in the mental
superiority of women, particularly when
we see what miserable specimens of human
ity they are willing to marry.
No sweetness of perfume comes from the
life of a mean man. It is partly because
such a man hates to give up a scent for any
MELVILLE WESTON FULLER.
Illinois Furnishes a Successor to the La
iented Chief Jutice Waite.
The new Chief Justice could scarcely
have been anything but a lawyer. His
father and his father's brothers were
lawyers. One of his grandfathers was a
lawyer and a Judge of Probate. His
mother's brother was a lawyer. His 7
maternal grandfather was Chief Justice
of the Court of Common Pleas of
Middle District of Maine: and after the F
separation of Maine from Massachusetts
was appointed one of the Judges of the c
Supreme Court of the State of Maine,
and he afterwards became the Chief
Justice of that Court. Nature gave s
Melville Weston Fuller a good start on t
the road to distinction in his profession.
The choice of Mr. Cleveland for the '
highest place in his gift was born in
Augusta, Maine, on Febuary 11, 1833.
He received his collegiate education at
Bowdoin, where he was a classmate of
Minister Phelps, and was graduated in
1853. Mr. Fuller pursued the study of
law at Bangor, and also attended lectures
at the law department of Harvard Uni
versity. In 1855 he began to practice in
his native city, but devoted himself
chieflyto editorialduties. Thefollowing
year he was elected a member of the
Augusta common council, and was made
president of that body. In addition to -
this he was city solicitor, but he resigned
both offices, and went to Chicago. He
at once established a lucrative practice,
and made a reputation as an able lawyer.
At an early period he took an active
part in politic:. He worked hard in the
Presidential campaign of 1856, support
ing the Democratic candidate. Five
years later he and "Long John" Went
worth were elected delegates to the State
Constitutional Convention, where his
legal abilities came into play, and he
rendered a distinct service in the revision
of the Constitution. In 1862 Mr.
Fuller was sent to the Legislature from
a usually Republicrn stronghold. He
has continued to be actively engaged in
politics, and was a delegate to the Nat
ional Conventions for several years, tak
ing part in those held in 1864, 1872, 1876
and 1880. His record in the Legislature
was one of efficient service. It was in
1863 that he was at Springfield, and he
was the recognized leader of his party
during those stormy days. Among the
numerous public addresses which he de
livered the one at Michigan City in 1860,
in welcoming Stephen A. Douglas, is
mentioned as especially noteworthy for
its eloquence. He it was, also, who de
livered the address a year later when that
celebrated statesman died. In the mean
time he had been rising in his profession.
He was notably connected with some
celebrated cases before the State
Supreme Court arising out of the proro
gation of the Legislature by Governor
Yates in that year. In 1869, when
Bishop Whitehouse attempted to discip
line the now Bishop Cheney before an
ecclesiastical tribunal for leaving "rege
nerate" out of the office of infant babtism,
the offender was advised and defended
all through the years of tedious litigation
by Mr. Fuller, who exhibited a profound
research and knowledge of ecclesiastical
law. The Reformed Episcopal Church,
of Chicago, of which Cheney is Bishop,
largely owes its existence to the prosecu
tion thus instituted. Mr. Fuller has
often appeared before the Supreme
Court of the United States, and his rep
utation is that of a learned and sound
lawyer and a man of very superior culti
vation and attainments.
He was married in Chicago in 1858,
but soon lost his wife. In 1866 he was
married a second time. Mrs. Fuller is a
little woman, blonde, with a sympathetic
face, a winning manner and a ready
tongue. She has five daughters and a
little son. The young ladies of the family
are remarkable for their cultivation and
originality. One of thenm attracted a
great deal of attention two seasons ago
in Washington. There is no doubt that
they will be belles in the society of the
In personal appearance Mr. Fuller is
unusully handsome; his hair and mustche
are silvery and his features clear-cut and
intelligent. He is short in stature and
of slight build. His membership in the
Democratic party has been continuous.
While holing advanced views of State
rights, he was loyal to the Union cause
during the war. He is a member of the
Protestant Episcopal Church, and has
been prominently identified with that
The Mysterious Package.
WASHINGTON, May 7.--The Treasury
Department has no further information as a
to the circumstances under which a pack
of brown paper was substituted for $41,000
of currency scat in for redemption by the
American Exchange ~National Bank of
New York. Treasurer Hyatt said this
morning that the matter was not one in
which the department could take action.
Upon the presentation of the bogus pack
age the Treasurer had refused to receive it,
and had thus escaped all responsibility and
connection with the matter. The investi
gation and location of the responsibility
lies between the bank and the express com
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~IARLOTTE FEMALE INSTI [UTE.
The current session of this Institute
loses January 21st, 1888, when the
p~ring Session begins, which ends June
The present session is one of the most
>rosperous in the history of the Insti
ute. There is room for only a few more
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riere in the South. The first of January
Sa very convenient time for entering.
'upils are charged only from date of
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ON THE FIRST OF OCTOEER, th~a
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i Charleston, for the accommodation of
oth Transient and Permanent Boarders.
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