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STORMS AND FLOOS.
DAMAGE DONE IN NEW JERSEY BY
THE BURSTING OF DArS.
Hundreds of People Driven From Their
Houses by the Rushing Waters-Por
tions of Bloomfield and Plainfield Sub
merged-Many Bridges Washed Away.
NEWAK, N. J., July 31.-Reports
from all over Essex County indicate
that damage by the storm, which is
still raging, will be much greater than
was thought last night. Bloomfield
sutfered most severely by the breakin
of Fritz' dcam. Fifty families wOr:
driven from their houses, but no live.
Jost, or injury inflicted. The water i
subsiding this morning and the peobiplt
are returning to their houses.
The dam across the river at Belle
ville broke last night and flooded Mills
street and did considerable damage to
property in the low section of the town.
in the Oranges the water is subsiding.
A confectioner from this city named
Monchild was driving across a bridge a
Maplewood last night when the strur
ture was carried away. lie was carried
down with the torrent, together with hi
horse and wagon, and was finally res
cued by a crowd of men from South
Trains on the Morris and Essex road
are moving slowly through the Oranges.
The greatest apprehension is felt at
Nillbnrn. A watch has been placed on
tbe dam of the Orange reservoir, tw.
and of e half miles from town and 260
feet above it. People are prepared to
move at a monent's notice.
PLATmLD. N. J., July 31.-The dam
age by the flood is greater than at first
supposed. Eight dams in all wer
washed away near here. The water
rushing through the break in Feltville
dam carried away and completely oblite
rated two smaller dams below Seely'
paper mill and Scotch Plains. The loss
is $10,000. Scotch Plains is entirely
submerged, but the loss is small.
The damage in the business portions
of Plainfiekl caused by the breaking of
Tier's dam is not less than $30,000. Fif
teen large brick buildings are under
mtined and in a dangerous condition.
Somerset street is impassable, being
washedaway in great gaps. Every bridg&
in Plaintifield, Fanwood and Warren
Town is washed away. The loss to the
Counties will reach $;0,000 for bridges
The Brooklyn dam was swept away.
Uitfle damage was done, because it is
an open country. No lives were lost
and no one wag hurt. Had the break
occurred at night instead of in the after
noon, a different story would have to be
It is believed that the loss in and near
Plainfield by this storm will reach $150,
000. The water has entirely subsided
and repairs are being rapidly made.
NEWARK, N. J., July 31.-The dam at
Van Syckel's millpond at Millburn broke
early this morning, and the escaping
water drove hundreds of people trot]
thei; .homes. Household goods and
ter property were carried away. The
people fled in terror. It is impossible
to drive over the thoroughfares.
Heavy Floods in Virginia.
DAVILLE, Va., July 31.-There liad
been an unprecedented summer rainfall
in this section. The Dan River is up to
highwater mark and is still rising. Thi
bridge at Cascade on the Danville and
New Rliver road has been washed away.
and also the bridges over Sandy Creek.
The Atlantic and Danville track is sub
merged for several miles and much dam
age has been done. Several washout.,
are reported on the Virginia Midland
road between D~anville anid Lynehburg.
and trains have been stopped. Trains
for Washington are running by wiay of
Richmond and thence by th . it
~ au,,~ . ~ ed and
Disastrous Storm in Missouri.
ST.-Louis, July 31.-A very violen1
storm passed over New Madrid, M.
and vicinity 31onday evening, doing
great damage to cotton and corn crops.
Two little steamboats, the Arkansas City
and the Carl Schurz, lying at New Ma
dr-id; were totally destroyed; loss $14,
000. Warehouses at Tiptonville and Lu
-~.zlle landing were blown down.
Damage by the Storm in Arkansas.
LrrnE RoeK, July 30.-The dlamage by
the storm already heard from in John
son County alone is over $500,000 in
'' houses, fences, bridges and lumibei
washed-away. At D~ardanelle the rivri
h as risen ten feet in four hours, andl i
Boston's Woman Barber.
Jonnte L. Dodge, a New Hamoshnre
girl, has the reputation at presht of be
ing the only woman barber in Boston.
A few evenings since a Herald writer
climbed np a short fight of stairs into
-the cosyhittle room of the teminine hair.
dresser. Miss Dodge has been in the
barber business since 1883. Miss Dodge,
or "Jennie,".s she is called by nearly
all her regular customers, has had more
than ordinary success in her occupation,
and averages $22 per week, a very tid
sum it must be admitted. Her shop is
-neatness personified. There are pictures
on the wall, .bric-a-brac on the mantei
and, side shelves, and books and papers
on the table. She has only one chair
and does all the work herself. Jennie
is a rapid workwoman, and would
(ertainly make it quite interesting for
some of her, speedy male fellow-memi
bers of the profession were she to enter
a competitive test. Jennie does not
have any nonsense with "fresh" new
cotners. She is a tall,.muscular woman,
with a strong, positive countenauce, and
a voice far from being kittenish. Yv~ nen
ever a forward fellow undertakes to act
'too smart she gives him .a look the first
time, and if the offense is repeated she
points to the' door; and in a tone that
-mieaun~ "isi -Cs, invites him to get
out.. They go. A well-known man
who has had women assistants, in an
swer to a question, said the reason there
are not so. many fe-nale barbers now
adays was because the men got so - they
did not dare go into the shops kept by
these women hairdressers on account of
the runapus which their wives kicked up.
On one Saturday night, he added, there
was the dickens to pay in his place. The
wife of one of his best customers came
into the shop, and, seeing a lady barber
smoothing the face of her husband,
snatched a bottle of hair preparation,
and struck the pretty little shaver on
*the side of the cheek, inflicting a horrid
cut. The p'iaee became a very hot one
in a short 'une, but mnasculine hands
soninterfered, and the war soon camne
A Little Boy Drowned.
A very sad accident took place at
Camipton last Monday. Squire William
Camp went out on the (-reek to loo0k at
the cron. his lhttle graud~son Tommie,.
i,on of Mr. Thomas Camp. went with
7him. He waIs about three year-s old.
TWishing to go over some ground whiei e
the little hav could not well get along,
he said to him to wait there until he
came back. After an ab:-enee of f if
teen to thirty mi-mtes he retne-rred hut
the little boy could not be .een. hhi.
fears we-re arou. ed and he began to ex
amine the little streaw. lIe soon1 found
the little fel'ow drowned. H~e had gone
. to the bank of the creek and had fallen
-in a place too de-ep for him. it was a
most. sorr-owiul s-ght to see the grand
faither bearing tbe dead child in his
nrms to the honec--(aroliaut Spi-rtaa
The Southern Girl.
1er dimpled cheeks are pale:
She's a lily of the vale,
Not a rose.
In a muslin or a lawn
She is fairer than the dawn,
tier boots are thin and neat,
She as vain about her feet,
It is srid.
Sh aputates her r's,
liut her eyes are l'ke the stars
On a balcony at night,
With a tleecy cloud of white
hnmd her hair.
ter grace. al, who could paint?
See w'n!d tascinate a saint,
Tis a matter of regret,
She's a bit of a Coquette,
\ eom I siug.
On her cruel path she goes,
With a half a dozen beaux
('cn her string.
But let that all pass by.
A ',d h.r miildeni imonents fly,
\W ten she matnies, on my life,
She \ ii nma:ike 'li1 dearest wife
In the world.
11fit~/niiry A dertt'cr.
FARMERS' ALLIANCE FICWANGE.
The all Text of the Plan For the Same
Adopted by the State Alliance-A Con
temporary's Errors Corrected.
Although the main features of the
plan for an "Alliance Exchange" adop
t d by the State Farmers' Alliance at
its recent meeting were published in
THE: REGts1ER at the time, it has be -n
tl ought best to present the full text of
the p!an adopted, which is therefore
This is the more necessary as an er
roneous impression of the same might
naturalfy be made by the publication of
what purported to be "substantially the
plan" in a Charl ston paper,- the fact
beig that the p an then published was
not that adopted, but the report sub
litted by the executive committee,
which was materially changed by alter
atiens, additions of four entirely new
sections, extensive amendments of
others, etc., befoie adopted. A printed
copy of the report in some way coming
into the possession of the correspondent
of the paper referred to, in his anxiety
to distance competitors he made the
mistake of publishing a document
which was not adopted. A comparison
w:lI illustrate the truth of the fact above
Plan for an Alliance Exchange for
the Ferners' Allia.we of South Caro
ARTICLE 1. The name of the corpora
tion shall be the "Farmers' Alliance
Exchan-e of South Carolina, Limited,"
and by that name it shall have power
and authority to exist and enjoy succes
sion for the full term of ninety-nine
A1T. 2. The domicil of the corpora
tion shall be in a city or tou.a in the
State of South Carolina to be hereafter
chosen and appointed by the corporators
of said exchange; and all citations or
other legal processes shall be served
upon the president of said corporation,
or in case of his absence or inalility to
act upon the vice-president, and in case
of the absence of both, upon the secre
ART. 3. The purposes for which this
co:poration is organ'-ed are to tonduet
a geieral mercantile and brokerage
busiees, and to act as agent for the
pt' .chase and sale of all kinds of farm
sulliics and products, and to do all that
app'ertains to the receiving, handling,
for warding and marketing of said pro
ducts, anid the purchase of supplies; to
erect, manage and oper.ite warehouses,
stock yards, grain elevators and packing
establishments; to manufacture guano
or other fertilizers, and all other such
enitetlprises as may be foutnd necessary
or adlvisable to their profit and better
-AnT. 4. The capital stock of this cor
poration is l hero io at
mn o one thoustad (1,000) shares of fifty
dollars ($50) each, with liberty to begir
ibusiness whenever $5,000 of the capital
stock shall have been subscribed. No
subordinate alliance holding stock shalh
ever be held liable or responsible for the
contracts or faults of this corporation
in any further sum than the unpaid
balance duec on the shares of stock he
by it, nor shall any mere informality in:
organization have the effect of render
ing this charter null, or of exposinga
suhordinate alliance holding stock to
any liability beyond the amount of its
ART. 5. This capital stock shall bea
sacred trust fund to be used only for the
putrchase of goods. it shall not be used
to pay salaries or for any other purpose.
All orders fronm individuals must go
through the sub-trustee, and from him
tlyongh the County trustee to the State
ART. 6. Subscriptions to shares of
capital stock shall be made in the namec
of subordinate alliances and not iu. the
name of iadtvidual members thereof.
Aplicatins for s .ares of stock must he
ar-eompanlied by t wenty-five per cent. in
cash of the amount of stock subscribed:
the balance to be paid when called for:
when certificate of stock shall be issued
as soon as the full amount subscribed
for shall be paid for.
ART. 7. It is hereby understood and
agreed that eerh sub-alliance adopting
this exchange system and thereby ratify
ing this plan, is firmly bound to subscribe
for and make settlement on stock, as
above 5pecified, to the number of shares
due from it, under the following sched
ule of ability. i. #e., those having less
rhan thirty-tive (35) memubers shall be
appout~onedI one share: thirty-five to
. 'xy-ie mnembers, two shares; sixty
five :onin'ety-five miembe-~s, three shares;
al over ninet y-five members, font
shav s P orbed. T>:s shall not prevent
any all ince from taking as many shares
as it chooses.
Ar. 8. Each sub-alliance taking
1ec in tis corporiiLon shall be entitled
to one tr ustee stockholder, wvho shall'be
elected annually ai; the time of the regu
hr election of otticers. The fit.~t trustee
stockholder shall be elected by each sub
a iance when l' decides to subscribe for
.toek, and shall serve until time next an
nual election. W nen three trustee stock
holders have been selece d they may pro
ceed to organize. and elect a County
trustee stcazkholder. lie shall represent
his alliance in the meeting~s of trustee
stockholde-:s from anid for all
the sub-alliances in that County, and
shtll be entitled to as many votes as he
represents shares of stock. The County
convention of trustee stockholders shall,
at a regular annual mee iog, to be held
after tae County maetirg in July and
before the $taie meeting, elect from
their ntumber one dIelegaLte, who shall be
known as County trusti e stockholder,
and who shall be authorized to represent
the stock held in that County in State
meeiaigs of thme trustce stockholders of
be coleorat ion, and shall lbe emiiitled to
s mnyi votes :s lie rereen shares (of
stock Lr. -us-ee stockho~der shall
be- the represe oalive of the exchange in
hi i ao. l shall give bond im; the
.mm mf .:. 4 fo r lie fai 'iul pe fortranee
Mr. I. The County trustee stock
.iders shal hohl a nddn annual mneetinmg at
he' sanme time and place as the Farmers'
Sutet& Alliance of South Carolina: Pro
ridhed, That the board of dlireictors shall
have the power to call a meeting when
ever, in their judgment, it is necessary.
A R. 10. That each b~oard of County
t ut tockihlers shall elect a business
ager;. 'I ne trustee stockholdlers in each
('oeniv shall, at the re tilar annual
irmeri'., elect a boatrd of directors of
not imore than seven from their number
to serve for one year. wvho shall super
the amount of pay he is to receive and
of the bond he is to furnish for the pro
per discharge of his duty.
ART..11. The County trustee stock
holders shall elect annually nine (9) from
their number as a State board of direct
ors, one from each Congressional dis
trict and two from the State at large,
five (5) of whom shall constitute a
quorum for the transaction of business.
The State board of directors shall elect
from their number a president, vice
president and secretary and treasurer,
They may emplo; and discharge such
assistants as they deem necessary, fixing
the amounts of their remuneration and
of their bonds; they sha'l enact such by
laws and regulations as they deem requi
site for the proper management of the
b usiness of the corporation, subject to
approval by the next meeting of the
.oekhohlers: Procided, All such by-laws
and regulations shall have full force of
law until said meeting.
ART. 12. No profits shall be made
other than sufficient to pay the running
ART. 13. This Act of incorporation
may be modified, changed or altered, or
said corporation may be dissolved with
the consent of three-fourths of the stock
represented, and a majority of the
a-nount thereof issued, at any general
mect~ig of the stockholders of said cor
poration. convened for such purpose.
after thirty days' notice of such meeting
shall have been given in two daily papers'
published in the State and in the State
AnRT. 14. Whenever this corporation
may be dissolved, either by limitation of
its charter or from any other cause, the
stock shall be returned through the
County and sub-t-ustee stockholders to
the original contributors.
ART. 15. The compensation for sub
ordinate and County trustee stock
holders shall be fixed by the subordinate
aid country alliances.
ART. 16. The capital stock of this
corooration may at any time be in
creased by a two-thirds vote of the
stockholders to any amount not exceed
TO REPRESENT SOUTH CAROLINA.
Delegates to the Inter-State Farmers'
Association Which Will Meet at Mont
gomery Ala., on August 20th.
The Inter-State Farmers' Association
is composed of delegates from all of the
cotton States, each Congressional dis
trict in these States being entitled to
five votes. It was organized at
Atlanta in 1887, and met last
year at Raleigh, N. C. It will
meet this year at Montgomery, Ala.,
August 20th. A subject of discussion
is assigned to each State included in the
Association. "Agricultural Depression,
Causes and Remedy," is the subject
assigned to South Carolina. Mr. T. N.
Rainsford of Trenton has consented to
make the opening address on this sub
The railroads have promised to give a
special rate of about four cents per
mnile for the round trip. A large and,
interesting meeting is expected. The
delegates are appointed by the vice pres
ident for each State. Col. E. R. Mc
Iver, the vice president for South Caro
lina, has appointed the following list of
delegates and alternates:
First Congressional District-Dele
gates: A.. H. DuPre, McClellanville;
Dr. E. N. Royal, Mt. Pleasant; Dr. J.
W. Sumnuers, Haigler; Dr. 1). J. Knotts,
Pine Plains; B. Stokes, Walterboro. Al
ternates: H. F. W.Bruer, Charleston;
Jias. C. Doar, McClellanville; Dr. -O. H.
Ott, isranchville; H. J. &ibels, Sandy
Run; L. A. Harper, St. George's.
Second District -Delegates: T. N.
Rainsford, Trenton; lion. L. W. You
mans, Sanders; lHon. A. P. Butler, Co
lumnbia; Lewis Bradwell, Aiken; C. J. C.
Hutson. Yemassee. Alternates: L B.
Mays, Edgefleld; Pinckney Brown, Mar
tin's; M.,T. Holley, Aiken; J. M. Pen
Third District-Delegates: Dr. G. H.
Waddell, Coronaea; J. Belton Watson,
Anderson; J. R. Davidson, Newberry;
0. H. Schumacher, Walhalla; J. W.
Brunson, Easley. Alternates: J. N.
King, Ninety-Six; W. A. Neal, Ander
son; Hon. W. D). Hardy, Shelton; Dr-.
J. L. M. Curry, Fair Play; W, T. Bowen,
Fourth District-Deleaates: Hion. M.
L. D~onaldson, Greenville~; F. L. Ander
son, Reidi'ille; J. T. Douglass. Cold
Well; Aaron Cannon, Goodgion's: T. P.
Mitchell, Woodward's. Alternates: H.
B. Buist, Greennile; Geo. W. Turner,
Spartanburg; S. S. Walker, Sunnyside;
J. H. Wharton, Waterloo; L. T. Wilds,
Fifth District-Delegates: R. A.
Love, Chester; .A. H. White. Rock Hill;
W. . K. Thompson, Liberty Hill; W.
J. Mcllwane, Lancaster; D. T. Red
fearn, Chesterfield. Alternates: 0. A.
Wylie, Richburg; Heniy Massey,
Tirzah; S. L. Long, Camden; J. R.
Massey, Lancaster; G.' W. Spencer,
Sixth District- Delegates: Jas. Man
ning, Little Rock; E. M. Williamson,
Djar*egton; F. M. Rogers, Jr-., Florence;
C. F. Moore, Bennettsville; E. W. Plow
den, Foreston. Alternates: T. WV. Beatty,
Port Harrelson; J. C. Clements, Lydia;
B. B. McWhite, Bostick's; William B.
Drake. Bennettsville; J. J. Ingraham,
Seventh District-Delegates: Wil
liam Miles H-tzzard, Georgetown; Dr. A.
E. Heightway, Ik.aufort; Hon. W. 0.
Cain, Ramnsay, J. C. F. Sims, Columbia;
G. S. Cooper, Indiantown. Alternates:
T. W. D~oar, Georgetown; Dr. T. S.
Waring, Yonng's Island; R. M. Cooper,
Mayesville; E. R. Wialters, Orangeburg;
John T. Townsend, Edisto Islnd. -
Flood Damage Suits.
A test suit. against the SouTh Fork
Fishing Chibfor dlamagcs resulting from
the breaking of fhe dam at Johnstowii
has been begun at Pittsburg: It is
claimed on the one hand that the (lain
was of faulty construction, and that the
club had been recpeatedly notified of the
fact; on the other, it is asserted that the
dain had been examined by competent
engineers andl pronJouned~ safe. The
jury may, however, take the view that
the dam should not have been coni
structed at all in view ot the interests in
in life and property which miight be con
sidered as~ being always more or less in
danger so long as the immense body of
water wa.s retained at the head of the
valley. As the members of the fishing
cluib arc all large capitalists they would
probably be able to reimburse all the
survivors for their losses andl still have
something left for themselves.
The latest story of Kansas productive
nes conies from Ford County, where
a Mr. Sternberg planted twenty acres of
melons and sold the seeds to an Eastern
seed house for $400. Froii the melons
le manufactured 1,000 bari-els of vine
ar, which he values at $10) per barrel.
This melon vinegar he claims to b~e fullyv
e -al ho, if not bettei- than, the cider
vmegtar-. If this story is true this State
will be principally devoted to the pro
duction of watermelons in a short space
of time. Just thinik of it! $10,400 for
the p~rodumct of twenty acres of land.
Eporia ( Kan.) D)emocrat.
Strike of Pennsylvania Coke Workers.
PrrIrsRUncu, P'a., August 1.-Private
dispatches rcceivedl from the Conuells
ville coke region this morning state that
the great strike of 62,000 coke workers,
which was to take place to-day, is not
eneral. About one-third of the miiners
re said to be out, the majority of the
s..nmLeng mloyeesu of Frick & Co.1
REVIVAL OF A CURIOUS METHOD
OF DISPOSING OF THE DEAD.
Dessication May Prove to Be More Popu
lar Than Cremation-Drying Out Human
Bodies in Hot-Air Chambers and Pre
serving Them Intact.
A new method of disposing of the dead
is now advocated, and an organization
has been formed to put it into practice.
Nine out of eveiy ten people have a
borror of being buried in the earth, but
not one of the nine has the courage to
give directions that he be cremated.
The new system proposes to dispose of
dead bodies'by dessication, which, in
plainer English, means to dry them out
like so much dried beef.
The plan is not a new one by any
means, for it is a known fact that the
Tartars and Colchians practiced this
method in primitive style centuries ago.
Their way was to hang their dead up in
trees and leave them there to be dried
by the air and sun. The advocates of
the new method propose to erect large
buildings to carry out their plan of des
sication. These buildings are to be di
vided into many rooms of different
sizes. In each of these rooms there will
be built sepulebres of concrete large
enough to admit the body of any ordi
nary sized individual. There will be
two openir.gs in these sepulchres or box
like arrangements. This will be con
nected with a system of conduits, each
sepulchre, however, having a separate
The body will be placed in the sepul
chre in an open lattice-work casket, and
through one conduit will be forced hot,
dry air. This air, it is claimed, will
circulate around the body, accumulate a
certain portion of liquid and gases from
the corpse and pass through the rear
conduit down to a furnace, where it
will be purified once more by fire.
It is claimed that this dry air has a
greater affinity for moisture than a
sponge has for water, and that all the
moisture will gradually be drawn from
the body and leave it in a sort of a dried
apple state. This will take about four
or nye months, and then the sepulchre
will be hermetically sealed and the body
will remain in its dried-up state for
ever. The projectors of this scheme say
they have for precedents the doings of
the Tartars and Colehians in olden
times, already referred to. Also, they
assert that in the Western part of this
continent, where the air is extremely
rare and dry, men can be hung up and
dried in the hot sun without fear of pu
trefaction. They claim that a human
body can be dried the same as a pear
or an apple. The ancient Peruvians.
the Dooshais of India and the Amo
aborigines in Japan also practice dessi
cation. In the well-known catacombs
of the Capuchin monks, near Palermo,
the bodies are dried first in an oven and
are then hung up in niches.
It is said that the dessicated body of a
Sicilian sovereign, who had lain in his
tomb for over four hundred years, was
found upon inspection a short time ago
to be as good as new. But all these
attempts at dessication were rude, and
it-is now proposed to bring scientific
principles into play.
It will be remembered that the body
of the renowned explorer, Livingston,
who died in Africa, was dessicated by
the natives of that country before re
moval to England.
This method of disposing of the dead
seems to be very feasible. It would cer
tainly be more pleasant, if such a thing
could be, than being lowered into a hole
six feet deep. The general health of
every one would be improved, for it is
known that the -burying of dead bodies
in the earth is a menace to thie health
of those living in the viecinity of a bury
nection with the dlessication method is
that the features of the dried corpse
preserv-e a life-like appearance that is
remarkable. Should any question arise
in the courts as to the identity of a dead
man a visit could be paid to the sepul
chre and all doubts be set at rest in a
way that would admit of no dispute.
Eight months ago experiments were
made on a man weighing 164 pounds.
At the present time it is said that the
body is perfectly dessicated. The skin
has not become discolored, but instead
has become hard, feeling like leather to
Another thing which will tend to
make the sysiem popular is that thcre
can be no chance of being buried alive.
- There could be no grave.- robbing uni
der the new system either. It is emi
nently sanitary, for all the gases are
conveyved to a furnace and made in
It appears to be very rational, clean
and rather a ple -ant system of burial,
and it is said it ~.ill soon be put into
Supported by Faith.
A dispatch from Asbury Park, N. J.,
says: "There is consternation among
sme of the faith-cure people in Ocean
Grove because the officials of the asso
iation have ordered that the boarding
house managed by Miss Mary E.
Mosmer,. a well known disciple of the
faith order, be closed. This establish
ment has been conducted there for
several years, and was supported by
what Miss Mosmer calls faith. That is
to say, the boarders who were not
taken for a longer time than a week
paid only what price they thought
was dictated by Divine influence.
Some paid as low as $1
a week, but the majority, who were un
believers in faith cure, paid up so hand
somely that the mistress was always able
to settle up with her tradesmen. In
fact she and the faith cure home rlour
ished. if a boarder was unable to pay
anything, his or her baggage was never
held for arrears. The house on Embery
avenue is decorated with all sorts of
Scriptural mottoes, and before any
boarders are takenx they are put
through a course of questioning as to
their religious beliefs. Then there
were mneetingsi being constantly held
for spiritual improvement and the
broadening of theiir creed. Besides
this, certain mottoes were posted about
the house representing stations for
prayers. The cottage was well pa
tronized by religious extremists of all
sorts, and their conduct in and
about the place was so eccentric as to
attract notice to the place. It is under
stood that the immates at once ap
peaiedl their ease to the highest tribunal,
and will not close up tbe home until
the ease is settled by faith, whether the
Ocean Grove authorities are agreeable
or not. The faith disciples claim that
the association is actuated by an unholy
jealousy of the sneces of the faith cure
people, but the association folks whisper
that these people are objectionable citi
zens. The association, under their char
ter, have absolute and arbitrary powers,
and can order any objectionable person
out of thb~ place."
The Federal Finances.
WAsuINGTON, August 1.-The debt
statement issued to-day shows the in
crease of the debt during the month of
July to be $1,017,311.52; total interest
bearing debt, :$895,391,886.90; total
debt of all kinds, $1,046,777,309.91;
total dlebt, less available credits,
$1,077,63,932.90; legal tender notes
outstanding, $346,681,016; certificates of
deposit outstanding, $17, 575,000; gold
certificates outstanding, 118,541,409;
silver certificates, $259,55 i,125; frac
tional currency, $6,916,690.47; total
FROM THE UNITED STATES TO EUROPE.
A Railroad from Washington Territory
Through British Columbia and Alaskr.
It is highly probable that a' railway
from Spokane Falls to Alaska will be
constructed within the next few years,
said Mr. H. A. Johnston. I am on my
way home from a business trip to Wash
ington Territory, and while out there
my attention was called to this project,
and I spent considerable time looking
in.o it. The movement is in its infancy,
but it has the backing of the wealthy
men of the Northwest and of the people
of British Colnmbia, and I believe the
road will be built. The idea looks
strange and impracticable at the first
glance, but as a matter of fact the ob
stacles to be encountered in the con
so-uction of such a line would 'not be as
g:eat as were met with by the Central
Pacific and the Northern Pacific. It is
proposed to begin the railroad at Spo
kane Falls, mak'ng that city the South
ern and Eastern terminus. Competent
engineers piace tl-e total cost at $130,
000,000. Mr. Walter Moberly, eng'neer
for the government of British Columbia.,
has examined the proposed route, and
believes the route could be built for less
money per mile than the Canadian Pa
cific, and would prove profitable.
As to the route projected, it is neces
sary to explain the physical conditions
of the counsry so that the feasibility of
the plan may be seen. The Rocky
Mountains enter Britisa Columbia in
about the longitude o: Salt Lake City,
and tend Westward until-they join the
Alaska coast range, breaking in the
Northern part of British Columbia into
three parallel ranges. The Eastern
range is the Rockies proper, the middle
range is the Selkirks, and the Western
the Columbian range. The Columbia
River rises in the valley betweea the
Rockies and the Selkirks, and flows
North until it reaches the extremity of
the 'atter range, around. which it turns
and flows back South between the Sel
kirks and Columbian ranges into Wash
ington Territory. At the point where
the Columbia turns the North end of
the Selkirk range, it receives a strong
tributary in the Canoe River. The road
as projected would run along the val
leys of the Columbia and the Canoe,
then over the hills from Tate Cache,
and down along the Fraser River to
Fort George. Thence it would have to
cross a long, but not difficult, pass to the
valley of the Yukon, down which it
would go to the mouth of that great
river, a distance altogether of about
3,000 miles. The Yukon is bordered
most of the way by a wide flood plain
and terrace, and construction along its
banks would be simple.
"Where would the road get its reve
nue ?" was asked.
Well, to begin with, it would touch
the famous Kootenai valley, a splendid
agricultural and cattle raising region.
The people of Spokane Falls have for
some time been figuring on a road
eighty miles to the boundary to connect
with a road for which a company of
Canadians and Englishmen have se
cured a charter, from the boundary to
the Canadian Pacific at Revelstoke, 200
miles furttier North. The Eaglish com
pany will commenice work this summer,
and their road would f, -m the first. link
in the Alaska road. Tnis, however, is
merely to show that the Kootenai region
is valuable and that the Spokane Falls
people knew it. There are a great many
mines and rich deposits of ore along the
Columbia and an English company is
building a smelter at Revelstoke to
handle them. Nearly every stream run
ning into the Columbia carries float
gold. The Canoe River runs througb a
great fur and embryo mining region,
and from the Yukon comes gold, furs,
and timber, and from its mouth the
seaeals.AAllaaoongthe route of the road
is valuable country either for mining,
"Would not the snow and ice preveni
the operation of such a roadr'
That is apparently the greatest diffi
eulty. Any one at first would think thal
the climate would be an insurmountabl<
difficulty, but it is positively asserted,
by those who ought to know, that thi
climate would cause no more troubli
than it does on the Northern and Cana
dian Pacific. You know that the ocear
breezes temper the climate all along ti
coast, and it is very little colder in Sitka
than it is in New York. Now, this road
would run West of the mountains all th<
way, and the further North it gets the
nearer does it go to the coast, so thai
the climate would be comparatively tem
perate all the way.*
The road would be operated for the
joint use and benefit of British Columbih
and the United States, and it is proposed
to have the province contribute its pro
portion of the cost in lands, and thi
United States to give its guarantees for
the payment of interest for twenty years
on $50.000 per mile of the cost.
There is another important point it
connection with this road. The Russin
government is now engaged in bmildinu;
a railroad across Siberia and dovwn th<
Amoor to its mouth. A road is alsc
projected from the main line on the
Amoor into Kamschatka, and to some
port on Behring's Strait, only a short
distance from the mouth of the Yukon.
This line, in connection with the Alaska
road, would form a practically all-rail
route from Europe to the United States.
-ASt. Louis Globe-Democrat.
REV. HOWARD GETS ONE CENT.
The Verdict in the Celebrated $50,000
Libel Suit in Tennessee..
*The jury ini the Howard libel suit. at
Jackson, Tenn., has returned a verdict
in favor of Dr. Fred. A. Howard, the
plaintiff, but gave him only one cent
damages, instead of $50,000 asked for.
The suit was brought by Dr. .Howard
against thirteen. members of the First
Baptist Church, of which he was pastor
a few years, and three newspapers. The
libel complained of an attack on How
ard's character of a most virulent deC
scription. Previous to the publication
of the libel, Dr. Howard seceded from
the First Baptist Church with about
sixty members on aceount of money
matters, and established the Central
Baptist Church. He also commenced
the publication of the Free Baptist
newspaper, in which he criticised the
conduct of the Baptist Un~iversity. of
which he had been a professor. The
most strenuous exertions were made
by both parties to work tip
pleas of justification. TIfe plain
tiff crossed the occan four times in
soliciting evidence, and the defendants
have had attorneys and agents not only
in England but also in India. The trial
has been in progress sinice early in June,
and has been a daily se-isation, the
court room being packed constantly. In
his paper Mr. Howard klampooned the
dacons of the First Baptist Church un
mercifully and in the biggest type on
Saturday, and prayed for their spiritual
and temporal welfare next day. The
deacons and the university faculty at
last got together and~ held a council of
war. As a result the local piaper and
two religious ones-came out one morn
ing with a flashing article enititled "The
Mask Removed." They signed their
names in full. Then the pastor went to
law, claiming the man fromi whom they
had removed "the mask" was his
double, a man resembling him in every
particular save in morality. The prin
cipal charges were that Dr. Howard
was a fraud; that he has no legal right
to the name Howard; that his real
name is Hlowlett, alias Hewlett. The
deacons and professors asserted that un
der this name he taught a col
ored South Carolina sconl; thMt he
boarded with a negro and occupied the
same room with his host and hostess,
and that he left them a lock of hair
when he went to another State. The
deacons hunted up this host and got his
affidavit alleging that Howard, when in
bed with him one night, told him that
when at sea he ki'led a man, was
wrecked on the China coast, and that
be bought two Chinese women. An
other affidavit-maker swears that How
lett ran away a ith the wife of a railroad
section boss named Brown. Brown has
been hunted up and swears to the truth
of this statement. This Mrs. Brow .,
who has since become Mrs. Mattie Mc
Carthv, is now working in the mills in
Augusta, Ga. She sends her affidavit
to Jackson that "she ran away wth
Howlett because she lovd him. He was
handsome and smart, and she thought it
was a great thing to) be a lawyer's wife."
A letter was produced addressed to the
eloping woman and signed thus: "Good
by, my darling, 1,000,000.000,000 kisses.
Your loving husband, F. A. How
lett." The de.cons found an old
man named John Howlett in South
Carolina. He had a son, but could not
positively identify the picture of the
wan who eloped with Mrs. Brow i. But
he said his son was apprenticed to a tea
trading firm, made a voyage to China,
where he lost all trace of him. Th
theory of the defense was that John
Howlett's son was the Rev. Mr. Howard,
and they thought they had the evidence
to trace him back to the South Carolina
negroes. Thousands of dollars was
spent in sending detectives after this
evidence. Dr. Howard's defense was
that he had a wicked double. Ile pre
sented an affidavit made by W. J. B.
Howard of India,-who, he said, was his
brother. The defense charged that this
brother was a myth. Dr. Howard ad
dressed the jury it, his own behalf on
the trial of his case, and 'made an
eloquent and powerful speech. Hle is
said to he a man of remarkable ability,
and, before this trouble, had been held
in the highest honor.
A MURDEE TWICE HANGED.
Horrible Bungling of a Double Execu
tion at Louis -:lle.
LOUISvILLE, Ky., July 31.--Charles
Dilger, the murderer of two policemen
last August, and Harry Smart, the mur
derer of Meisner Green and wife, were
hanged at 6:05 o'clock this morning.
At 5:30 o'clock Deputy Sheriff Henry
Bell read the death warrant to each of
the men, they standing handcuffed at
their cell doors. The lii:e of march to
the scaffold was formed :it 5:47 o'clock.
Both of the condemnd men walked
firmly up the steps of the scaffold, Dilger
leading the way unassisted. Father
Nicholas read the service of the Catholic
Church, the crowd maintaining a breath
less silence. Deputy Sheriff Ragland
meanwhile took his place near the rope.
Both men were very pale during the
reading of the service. At the conclu
sion of the service, Smart and Dilger
bade good-bye to all the turnkeys. They
then took positions on the traps. Smart
laughed as be stepped upon the fatd
door. Deputy Sheriff Hikes pinioned
them with leather bands. At 6 - o'clock
the rope was cut and both men shot
down through the traps. Smart turned
around and probably died instantly: but
Dilger slipped through the noose, the
rope catching him over the chin at the
lower teeth. He was seemingly unhurt,
and was drawn up by the rope until hir
shoulders came through the trap, when
the! deputies took him by the arms and
pulled him upon the scaffold. A new
rope was brought into service, and when
the noose was adjusted Diiger asked.
"What's the matter?" On being told
the rope had slipped its knot, he 'said,
"This shows I should not die." lie
placed himself upon the trap the second
time by, making The tras
was anamn surun
bonifger's body diopped the endi
of the rope, which formed the knot; was
seen f o unravel, and the noose refuserl
to tighten. The knot so for untie:l as to
be only held in place by one coi', and
the rope was caught directly under th(
point of his chin. The scene was sicken
ing. It could be seen at a glance- that
death would not result inside of two or
three nours unless something was done,
and the .trained breathing of tbe unfor
tunate man could be heard over the en
tire yard. The noise was a sharp, rasp
Iing one, so peculiar as to render it hard
to describe. Two of the officers leaned
down through the trap, and, eatchiing
hold of the noose near the neck, drew~
'Dilger back through the opening on to
the platform. Another rope was quickly
made fast to the cross beam overhead,
the drop being the same as before. This
required in all five minutes, and the
new noose was then place-i around Dil
Iger's neck, the drop falling the second
time at 6:08. The new rope also seemed
reluctant to do its duty, and the knot
Islipped clear around to th'e back of his~
neck. It tightened, however, and the
work was done. At 6:32 he was pro
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. *
The Richmond City Railway Stables De
stroyed--Sixty Mules and Horses
RICHMOND, Va., August 1.-About
12:30 this morning a storm broke over
the city, during which the city railway
stables, located just without the city
limits, in the West end, were struck by
lightning. The buildings took fire. The
flames spread rapidly, and before aid
arrived the entire structure was con
sumed, and sixty mules and horses were
hurned up. Seven street cars were also
destroyed. The loss cannot yet be esti
mated, but the disaster will seriously in
convenience travel for some time.
RICHMOND, August 1.-The loss by the
burning of the street ear stab~les this
morning is estimated at $:24,000; insur
ance $46,500, all in foreign companies.
.Dr. Variot's Experiments.
Despite the sarcasm. general and pro
fessional, with which the recent experi
ments made by M. Br-own-Sequard were
greeted, says the London Telegraph,
there seemis to be, after all, some efficacy
ini the ugly elixir vit~e invented by the
aged and respected physiologist.
A young physician, Dr. Varlot, .who
has already been successful in removing
tattoo marks from the skins of several
civilized savages, has been induced to
test the efficacy of M. Brown-Sequard's
"Life Mixture." He pestled together
portions of the flesh tissues of rabbits
and guinea pigs, diluted them with
water, and injected the compound thus
obtained into the bodies of three p~au
pers, agedl respectively 54, 56, and 58.
The meni had never heard of M. Brown
Sequard's solution, and were merely
told that they were to be injected with
srengthiening fluid. We have Dr.
Variot's word for it that his three
patients, who, before being subjected to
the wonderful remedy, were weak,
worn, emaciated, and melancholy, suid
denly became strong, fresh and cheer
ful, took new views of life, and alto
gether felt as if they had received a
new lease of existence.
The experiments~ failed, however, on
two other subjects; but the indefatiga
ble M. Variot is not to be defeated, and
he intends to continue his trials, which
in time will be communicated in all
their precision of technical detail to the
An Embezzling Treasurer Arrested.
WILLIMANTIC, August 1.-Ex-treasurer
Henry F. Royce, late of the Willimantic
Savings Institute, was arrested this
forenoon on a new charge of embezzle
ment of $5,000 from the institute and
ma-ing fale ent-,ie.
SLAVE DEALING WINKED AT.
An Ex-Consul General of Tripoli Recites
His Experiences in Algiers.
OTrAWA, Canada, July 28.-"Cardinal
Lavigerie is bound to fail in his efforts
to put down the slave trade," said ex
Congressman Vidal, who is staying in
Ottowa just now. "I wes United States
Consul General in Tripoli r, to 1877.
I had not been in my position very lorg
before I discovered that Tripoli was the
centre of considerable trade in slaves.
The Arab merchants journey from Tri
poli due South across the desert to the
Lake Tehad region. They carry per
haps $100.000 worth of goods for sale,
and it takes them probably three years
to dispose of their wares. They then
begin their return journey. A caravan
will consist of eighty or one bundred
men well armed. Just when they are
getting on the edge of the desert they
fall upon sone peaceful native village,
slay all waio oppose their designs, and
after beating people into subjection,
make all the living prisoners and drive
them across the desert to Tripoli.
"I at once communicated 'the facts of
this dreadful traffic to Hamilton Fish,
Seeretary of State. He replied that the
stateme it was u-eless unless supported
by affidavits. I p ocured a few affida
vits, but with great d' Ticulty, as you can
well underssand in a countrj like that.
Mr. Fish sent these to Sir Edward Thorn
ton, the British Minister at Washington,
and when they were brought to Earl
Granville's notice, he appointed a com
mission to inquire into the allegations.
That commission never visited Tripoli.
I understand they issued a report, the
gist of which was that my statenen
had some foundation, but were very
"Now I declare, with a full sense of
my responsibility in making such a
declaration, that many of the British
officials in the East wink at the s:.v -
traffic. ' Here are some of the facts: A
rich merchant of Tripoli was starting
for Constantinople. I knew . e was
taking a lot of slaves with him. I sent
my secretary to the shore with orders to
forbid the hoatmen rowing these- poor
creatures ont to the ship. He did so,
and the boatmen desisted. The English
Consul General, Mr. Frank R. Drum
mond Hay, brother of Sir John Drum
mond Hay, then Consul: Gencial at
Algiers, was standing by and said to the
boatmen: 'Never mind what he says;
you have my authority to take these
people to the vessel,' and the boatmen
took them. The steamers plying be
tween Tripoli and Constantinople nearly
all call at Malta. The Governor of
Malta and other British officials know
full well that almost every steamer call
ing there has slaves aboard, not down
in the hold in the old style, but travel
ing as passengers, and yet no move is
made to interfere with the traffic.
"Indeed, it seems to have their sym
pathy. On one oecaston I was staying
at Malta, and at the same hotel was the
Governor bf Tripoli. In his retinue he
had a number of slaves, although slavery
is illegal in Al parts of the Ottoman em
pire. I informed the Governor of Malta
that certain persons accompanying the
Tripolitau Governor were slaves, but he
grew angry and said I had no locus
standi or authority outside of Tripoli,
and ordered me off the island under pain
of arrest. I intend attending Cardinal
Lavigerie's anti-slavery Congress, and I
think I will open the eyes of some of
those who will be in attendance."
A Chicago lawyer has explained to a
Chicago court that a hoodoo is some
thing which pu-rsues a man with mis
fortune, much in the manner that a
wheelbarrow makes its haunting pres
enc known for a weary while to the
unfortunate person who .has stumbled
plain, unvarnished misf1u
can be explained by the law
ity. -On the other hand, a
something which shatters natural laws m~
order to work harm. A man who has
been hoodoocd finds that all the forces
of nature are in active conspiracy
against him. If he goes out to borrow
money his pocket will be. picked and
none of his friends will lend hinm a cent.
If he goes on a journey the railroad
train will run off the track. If he rides
on ai cable car he will get stuck in the
tunnel. In a word, -he is hoodooed.
Some people would call the outward
manifestation of a hoodoo mere bad
luck. But the adept in hioodoos can
observe an important distinction be
tdeen the two. The spell of the hoodoo
must be broken by an incantation, while
bad luck will simply wear itself out.
Thbere are two excellent preventives for
hoodoos. One is to get a ma-scot and
the other is to decline to be hoodooed.
An Anecdote of Advertisinw.
It is well known that at the Pere la
Chaise Cemetery, near Paris. there
stands in a conspicuous posit ion a
splendid monument to Pierre Cabo
chard, grocer, with a pathetic inscrip
tion. which closes thus :
"His inconsolable widow dedicates
this monument to his memory, and con
tinutes the same business at the old shop,
167 Rue Mouffetard ".
-Now, a Parisian paper relates that a
short time ago a gentleman, who had
not ived the above inscription, was led
by curiosity to call at the address indi
ecited. .Having expressed his desire to
seec the Widow Caboehardt, he was im
mediately ushered iato dhe presece of
a fashionably-dressed *and full-bearded
man, who asked hun what. was the ob
jeet of his visit.
"1 came' to see the W~iidow C'abochtard,
'"Well, sir, here she is."
"1 beg panrn, but I wish to see the
*Gir-. I ame Ihe Widow Caboehard."
"I dot exactly understand you. I
allude to the relict of the late Pierre
Cabohard, whose moeumenut 1 saw yes
terday at the lPere la.Chaise."
"I see, I see," was the smiling re
joindler. " Allow me to inforrn you that
Pierre Caboehard is a myth, and there
fore never had a wife. The tomb you
admired cost me a good deal of money,
and, although no one is buried there, it
proves a first-rate adlvertisemnent, and I
have no cause to regret the expense.
Now, sir, what can I sell you in the way
of groceries ?'-Samptjson's History of
Foreign immigration fell off by more
than 100.000 during the year ending
last June as compared with the previous
fiscal year, the figures being 438,614
Ifor: 1880, as against 53t.815 in 1888.
The only cou ntry from which there was
an increased immigration was Russia,
whence thie Jews are Si ll coming in
great numtibers. The ltaliaun emuigration
24,546f. Bothi Ireland and Giermaany
also show a lar-ge decrease. the fir'st
froni 73.23$ to 65,458, and the second
from 109.624 to 99,491. It is interest
ing to observe that in both years the
English-speakinig immigrants comprised
about one-third of the whole, and that
at present we are receiving more from
Englanel, &otland, and~ Wales together
than from Irclar~d, or for this last vear
87,701, as against 0o,458.
Dont sufier from weakness and debility. Don't
let gloom and despondency take possession of
the human heart. Get health, get strength, get
tepr of endurance from using 13. B. B3.
THE SERMON LONG.
The sermon was 1o0g an reacher nasprosy
The cushion was 9ft' corner was cozy;
B the pew
Was a dear little face that was dimpled and rosy.
A stray bit of lace and the curl of a feather
Lay close to my cheek, and I didn't care whether
The service was long
Of fiuting was wrong
In a lonely back pew, as we knelt down together.
In reading the prayers we had one book between
So sweet was that smile. had nobody seen us.
While bent on our knees
(Oh, how Cupid did tease!)
I had stolen a kiss with the prayer book to screen
In the oriel window the sunlight was glean.ing,
In my drowsy oldbrain I felt love fancies t ening;
Then my heart gave a thump
But my head got a bumI>
On the back of the pew-I had only been dream
Another Cause of Delay.
Few people who utter complaints of the
inefficiency of the postal department when a
letter chances to go astray realize that in the
majority of cases the fault is not so much
with the employes of the government as with
the people themselves.
A letter carrier, who has been in the serv
ice for years, told The Man About Town that
hundreds of letters are lost through the de
positing of circulars in the ordinary street
"You can readily see," said he, "how easy
it is for a letter falling into a letter box to
slip inside the envelope inclosing a circular.
In running over the circulars at the office we
find hundreds of letters thus bid away that
might, but for the closest vigilance, go astray
and never reach their destinations. I remem
ber that when I was collecting mail on one of
the heavy down town districts one of the
large firms deposited several hundred circu
lars in one of the street boxes, and a few
minutes later another firm mailed in the same
box a letter inclosing a heavy draft to meet
one of their eastern bills. A few days later
complaint was made that the letter ecutain
ing the draft was lost, and a special agent
was detailed to trace it up. TVe result was
that I came very near losing my position.
After six weeks' delay the letter was returned
from Texas, having gotten there by being
concealed in the envelope inclosing one of the
cirulars."-St. Louis Republic.
South American Ostriches.
The South American ostriches, or rheas,
go about the open grass lands in groui- of
from twenty to thirty females, led and care
fully guarded by one male bird. About the
end of August the male bird makes the nest,
and the hens go down one by one to lay their
eggs, and the laying season being over, the
male bird proceeds to carry out the incuba
tion. The process of incubation lasts over a
month; and the hatcher, knowing that his
progeny will soon surround him, turns out
three or four eggs from the nest, where in
the hot sun they soon become decomposed.
When the young birds begin to make their
appearance, the father breaks these eggs, the
flies get on them, and in twenty-four hours
they are a mass of maggots, thus supplying.
to the young brood tender food until they
are able to pick up insects and- grasshoppers.
-New York Telegram.
He Is Up a Tree.
There is an old man on the Upper Savan
nah, living on the Georgia side of the river,
who has not lived in a house since the earth
quake of 1886. An old oak, with inviting
limbs, has been bis place of abode since the
shake up referred to. During the earthquake
his house was stirred violently, the chimney
tumbling in, and ho ran from it in fright,
and has never returned to it. A negro was
employed to bring him from the building
su' h articles as he needed, and he has built
himself a sleeping place in the limbs of the
tree, with a stout canvas as his only shelter
from the rain. His cooking is done on the
ground, and his reception room is the grassy
spot under the shade of the oak. The least
rumbling will cause his precipitate rush to
terra firma, and he will instantly jump to the
ground at the sound of thunder or on seeing
a flash of lightning.-Macon (Ga) Telegraph.
monument to the
Vienna twist u: granite
.Somne Engliah Advertisements.
Here are some advertisements which have
recently appeared in the London pap'rs: "A
young lady most earnestly wi.,nes to become
acquainted with thorough 'oelievers in spirit
ulism. No trifler need answer." "A smart
young n'ovelist wanted at once. Salary
about ?4, increase to ?6. ilours good. Good
connection." "Agents wanted tosela beauti
(ul portrait of the Right Hon. W. E. Glad
stone, printed upon wood cut down by him"
self." "Young man wants secretarial en
gagement with literary man. Qualifications:
Considerable ignorance. fair capacity for,
labor, some literary enthuniam and the
ability to write shorthand"-Detroit Free
A Very Good Reason. I
"mman," said Willie,
"What is it, my dear?" inquired his mother.
"Bloom's grocery story is closed."
"Indeed! What is the reason?"
"There was a piece of paper on the door
with writing on it and itsaid-and it said"
"Well, my child, can't you recollect what
was written on the paperr"
Willie paused for a moment and then re
"I think it said, 'Closed on account of dead
ness in the family.' "-Lewiston Journal,
o Show for the Murderer.
A nan who had committed adrewlIful mur
der fled and was pursued by the ollicer's of
the law and the relatives of the murdered
victim. On reaching a river he saw a lion
on the bank, and being dreadfully afraid
climbed a tree for safety. He, however, dits
overed a serpent on the upper branches of
.the tree, and being greatly alarmed, threw
himself into the river, where he was seized
and devoured by an alligator. Thus the air,
the earth and the water alike refused to shel
tr a mur..erer.-Texas Siftings.
"Well, sir, you heard me sing 'lasaniello'
ysterday. Are you ready to engago meo?"
"I don't know. Your voice was very heavy.,
You were abnmost hoarse." "In heavens
uame, don't you unde'rstand tlat I am a real
Istic playert l),,n't yelr see that 'Masaniello'
was a fishermazni and' almost all dlay in the
water? H.. zmnst have hat :i continual cold.
Sheeting at Lynchburg.
A shooting affray occntred a' Lynch
burg. on last Wednesday between J. E.
Phillips, a carpenter, and J. W. Butler,
section master, in which Mr. Phillips~
was shot through the thigh. Mr. Pil-l
lips's son, J. K. Phillhps, participated i
the si 'oting. The first shot is reported
fired b., Mr. Phillips as Mr. Butler wats
riding along on his velocipede. Mr
Phillips's wound is painful bult not1 dan
gerus. I'he trouble betwee'n them i
said to have begun about som~e cord
w vood.--Smter Watchiman.
The Government and the Teleo-raph.
W.slINuroN, July :1.-Ae:rnne Scrc
tr Batcellter has issuled anl order'i s11s
petding payment on all bills against the
Treasury Department for telegraphing
during the current fiscal year. Tlhis action '
is based upon a letter from thePo
master General t'b the Secretary of' the
Treasury, in which he says: "Inaumuch
as the q:lestion of fixing -rates for gov
ernment telegrams during the current .
fiscal year is still unsettled, I have the
honor to request that you ptease suspenid
payment of any telegraphic bills against
your department, or any branch thereof,
until official promulgation by this De
~artment of an ordet fixing the rates in1