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TROY HEfi A LD.
1VEDNESDAY, APRIL 17. 1878,
Thcro nrc 4,150 miles. of -railroad west
of the summit of the fttelcy mountains.
If any person puts fence on tlio land
rf Mother or ploughs it, h is liable fur
trespass, whether the owner hM Buffered
.injury or not.
Courtlandt Parker, the great New
.Jersey lawyer, fills n pulpit in Newark
regularly every Sunday, and Is paid (ii be
a good a preacher an ho is a lawyer.
The First Baptist Church of Baltimore
.'has sent out forty young men who huvo
entered the ministry. Soihe of them have
- .ttained to celebrity.
According' to tho Evanqrlhi, mora
tlian 411.000 were ndded last'uir to tho
I'resbytcrian Churclt in the North. Six
t'Vjn churches received more than 10 0
: member cath.
Tho Bey. l.l.en Ilallcy says: "Tho
I -est contribution a Christian church
an make to the fiitiiru gencratii ns is r.n
inflexible and uncompromising adherent-,
to the truth."
KxMinitcr Pierrepont hr.s informed
Olive J.ogMi that he had spent in J.t.u
lon during hU one year's tenure of i.fiice
the sum of gl.'iO.liOO. imvjtcctivc cf tho
little otiieial salary, of 817,500.
Charles Funnier wa not a woman's
:.ir.n. Etcry nays cf him: Of nil tho
Men I ctor knew at his nge, he was the
I ast susceptible to the charms of woman.
i len he liked best and with them he liked
Great Fait Lake is beginning to take
lank a? a watering place. Bathing in hi
vnkrs ii paid to cure skin discr.se.-. sore
t j, end catarrh. Hundreds t f the
trlictcd are testing its curative owcr at
One cf the I'astc-rn war corre-j f nd
"iN states that O-nian Pasha d'r-coiir-tisrrd
amputation among his wound. -d,
heeauseif the Hil.jccts recover they will
)a uvles for war and entitled to j cn
71:c conductor of a CIicImm ferry car
ti Boston recently found under a scat a
ockctbook containing 85.000 in notes
uml money, nod upon returning it to the
jwiit received exactly 81 to encourage
It is understood that during the Paris
"uternatii.ii.il Kxhibitiou there will be
Sivt made of the various methods of
igh ing streets and buildings wi.h cleo
inciiy. and the r iativu value of the dif
.Vren: systems viil be determined.
Germany has sent to Nicaragua a de
mand for an indemnity f 810,000 on
account of an a-:ault made on the Ger
"tan Coii-ul. If it is not paid, and th
'.l:i saluted, a squadron with Kiuppguji
will be sent over to see aloHt it.
B. J. Gatiing writes to the New York
livening I'ott that recent improvements
in his gun have brought it to Mich u stage
f perfection that it can lire 1,001). idiots
I it minute, mid cue man can feed and lire
;u(l .-hots per minute. In itn official trial
i 1,1)00 rounds were fired from n single
nin in rapid succession, r.nd without
(topping to c!e.:u the barrclr.
The eldest Greenback 83 is under glass
:.t- Nashville, Tenn. The- teller of the
Third National Bank, in receiving a de
)osit, noticed a five marked Utter A, No.
t, and dated March 10, laKI. It van
sent to tho Treasury Department,, v.hcre
h was identified as the first fivo issued
ruder tho Legal-Tender act. It 1ms been
' handsomely framed, and will b,o presented
to the Historical Society
A Welsh engineer has invented an
Migiuo cf warfare which consists of a
aunon bo arranged as to disehnrga a
kharp BWoid blade crosswiso'in tho di
rection of tho enemy, tho kuifo being1 so
poised in its coumu through tho air as to
ojver Uio whole space, in a longitudinal
direction described by" tho blado itself.
An 8-inch ball would carry a sword 14
!eet in length .600 yards, wowing down
lvory oibtUclo in its path.
The introduction of 'ara:lroad -into
Turkey, writes a War correspondent, JiaB
, k id one beneficial .eflec at least, 'No
Voubt it will in time lmto many, but this
was inevitable and immediate. Tho Turk
-s a irentleuian who coco about such bus
iness us ho has hi tho.slowcst and luzioat
VossiWo fashion.- Tho raUrtmdJoocasion
( :illy imtkes hint run, for trains,- like time
ind itnle,"'walt' for no man, 'neeven in
Turkey. ,f Yon should huvo seen him
tun tho oollectivo Turk, I mcaa at ono
of.theistatioM oncmf rout;; A,Smn or
twcv'fllftt .aad ddarry, anddigiiJBcd in
mrMH,. bv nature waddlimr nvor tha
taui at ikwUi vi<ntkirnuld
into tu carmges witnn jmm ,mfyn-
xentea, penwpsj the most gnmij in(J pcc
:aclo I have wen in Turkey.
vv a w ; ri tjr u. i i in -n . i.1. Uj u..
t: t. rr we. i i es b. . i i mr vk
Ever since tho canturo of the stranM
unpiro of India by the English,, or for
iucro man niu yean, mo civuucu yeu
p!o havo been hearing of tho marvelous
Hats performed by too, natiro jugglers.
Naturally, Houdin's announccinent of
tho Indian, basket trick,. mado a great
actuation. , Tho curtain crow and dl
tloscan wiilccr basket of oblong shaw
standing itpon what appeared to bo a lighl
tablo without any cloth cover upon it.
THo'juldlcr enured, dragging ft. wanti
ful youtii, dreracd ns an Indian Prince,
wearkig s ,robo of whito casliracro era-
broiucrcd witn.gom,(winie uxn-iusiiiena
waved a peacock', plumo held by a dia-
" Mercy I mercy I"' cried the child.
Nc no mcreyj. You are an Indian
nr.d a Prince, and must die," was the av
'luia only a child," cried tho inno
"That will not prevent ray Lillia,
With piercing shrieks the child broke
away and .rushed to the tide wing, only
to bo seized there byhiscxecutiiwer, who,
lifting him in hi9 arms, plunged him into
tlie basket, which ho closed, (-'rapping
down tho cover. Then ho drc".7 his
sword, and, having tested its lharpnese
by striking it into tho tloor, ho thrust it
into tlio basket again and again, whib the
victim in the inside pave tho iiK.;,t hear:'
rendering cries of Jain end agony, llach"
time tha sword Was pulled mf. 5. Vrs
seen to bo covered with Hood while the
sobs and groans from tho iuaido of the
basket grew fainter and fainter, till at
length thev cear-ed, and a ghostly silence
cnaued. j)uring the scene tho excite
ment among tho audience w.'.i intense.
Lndics hid their facs behind their fans,
eorcc wept clcud ; men shouted hoanely,
" Kncugii 1" The smiling juggler bowed,
and proceeded to unstrap the biskct,
widen ho turned, mouth upwards, to the
audience, showing it to be uuircly empty.
Tu tho midrt of the app!jtie which Jul
lowed from tfio amuseel mid relieved au
dience, the little Indian Prime was teen
to be seated in a bos in the center of the
audience, ki.-sing his tiny hand to these
about him, as well rs to hLs friend, the
eswcutionr.r, on the stage.
The trick was performed with tho r.id
of looking-glasses in.'erted between tho
table-legs a contrivance now commonly
used in pantomincs and ether show pieces
upen our stage. But it was a new thing
then, and the scene was remarkably well
played by Hoadin und tho child. As
coon n3 tho boy got in tho. basket he
opened a trap-door at the bottom of it,
which was placed over a corresponding
opening in tho table. Hidden by the
looking-glass, ho crouched below between
the table-legs, s.nd shrieked and sobbed
until tho proper moment came for him to
djscend through a trap in the stage, and
m pass around to tho box in front of the
theatre. A spongo full of red liquid was
placed nt a certain spot inside the basket,
and tho tword, passing through thN,
teemed to bo dripping with blood. It
wa.i imperative that tho juggler should
not pas3 in front cf tho table, elso his
legs would have been reflected there and
that would havo disclosed tho cntiro se
cret. Hcudin beeaino dissatislicd with
this trick, and madc many improvements
in it, which tho jugglers of cur day have
still further perlccted. It Ls palpable
that this cannot in tho way in which In
dian jugglers perform the triik ia tho
market-place, or other public squares in
broad daylight. They huvo no luoking-
lass tables, no traps through the carlh.
Houdih'n' theory concerning them was
that their basket had an opening in it
cither at its front)' cr its buck, uud that
wliilo buckling and strapping down the
cover, with knee lif ted up anil preyed cn
the basket 83 if to tiuhtcn the leather
atmp mora, securely, tho, child crept out
under tho Lent knee ana niu bcucatii Die
voluminous robes of tho juggler. Then,
while tho sword is piercing tho basket
and tho child's sobs aro mrs't heart-
rendering, tlio crowd gather into 'a com
pact mass about' it, and! into tho crowd
tlio child cosily.' escapes Vithout being
3ccu,.nna runa away. At tlio m oner
moment ho comes runnimr back us if
from u distance, and of courr.o the aston
ishment of the crowd is unparalielled, for
tho basket has in the meantime been
opened and shown to bo empty. Ftom
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" Thcro is not," wrote tho editor of
the Jhaduood .. Duiu Champion, t
(uiter, ui(iio peaocful, well regulated and
orderly ixramunity in the western coun
try.'.' And then as tho oflioo-boy cntcrcC
to say that somebody wanted to sco him
he took his bowio .bet ween his teeth, pu
a Colt's new pattern seven-shooter on thr
desk in front, of him, and. then said:
Jim, got out- another coffin plain oaej
this time and let tho -cuss como inl","
Aiprivato person nay procqw'an in
junefiyn to jirovcnt a.' tiublior nilschief
y wluch ho is.affcctsd hi.conuaon'with
' If tho timo ever comes when an
Amerioiin VajS'Cash cloWn for what' ho
gets there Is a certain Detroit blacksmith
who wants to bo alivo and peo the phe
nomenon, i lis business history is, per
haps, tlio Iiuiincss history, of hundreds
of others. Ho rents the shop. Tho
landlord wants his rent tlio day it a diw.
He has tb pay cash down' 'for his iron,
his coal, nnd whatever clso ho uses in the
shop. Up to a day or two ago he ran
throe forges. His men have fAiuifcs,
and must have their watres cverv Satur
day, Thopatronago'of the shop is what
lis called " first-clas." That ', inch of
wealtli pond their hornvi 'ihero to be' shod
,' and 'their' vehicles' tliero to' he to:wrod.
Pass tho shtip any hour in tlio tl iyi nttrl
you will see from four lo n dozn vehi
cles thcro to be overhauled, and tho shoo-,ing-s1iop
full of horses, The income of
the shop is often 800 per week. Nofc
one patron out of a diw.n has paid cash
down for his work. Thev have sent it
thcro without the least idea of paying
nny'hing until the bill was seiit in.
Along about Friday the blacksmith pets
info a bugsy and drives around to collect.
Ho has accounts footing up two, three or
four thousand dollars, some a year old, all
sgainst " good men," as tho phrise goes,
and the amounts ranging from T," cents
to $;!.". Ho calls on A, and A takes tho
bill, looks it over and says : " Como in
again ;" cr " I can't pay it to-day," or
ho hss some other excuse. Ho nny
have had his horse shod three months
before. He knows that the smith has
had to keep up his rent, pay his men and
put down cash for stock. The smith is
poor, while he is rich, yet ho hands the
bill back without thought or ciro of how
the smith is to pet nlpng. B does the
same. C is not in, 1) is off on a trip, and
B, perhaps, pays a littlo on the bill and
says: " Como in tho first of tlio month."
This particular blacksmith -carried
around with him last Friday and Satur
day overS-1,000 worth of accounts, called
on' forty-seven "good men," yet-did not
collect one shilling I Ho hail to pay out
that week 8120 for rent, stock and labor,
and was thus 8120 Worso oil" than the
wjek before. V.'hcn asked why he did
not insist on cash down ho answered:
,! Let mo make sueh n rule and inv
shop would bo deserted. Men worth
8100,000 would take it as an inult,yct
hero n a bill o! 81 against a man worth
twice 8100,000, which ho ha.s avoided
paying for tho last six months."
1 ho other day ono loro was hauled
off. Thirteen vehicles uoed'ur repairs
tood at tho door, but oil') of tho work
men was allowed to go because nton.-y to
py him could not be r.axed. On tho
accounts r?presenlinv; &.;,tn!ii the smith
has paid out" over 8U,O0O in ca.'.h for la-
oor, stock mid so lortli. Jvaeli uohtov is
reputed to bo worth nt least $5,0:10, and
some arc known to Do worth .iiMi,oi)ii,
but tho accounts can be bought for lift'
cents on the dollar.
Thcro Ls a general cry that bu.-ino-'s is
iiut, mid men are wondering when it- will
revive. Perhaps the way to revive busi
ness is for men to pay their debts. Per
haps a still better way would ba tn pay
cash down, Finns representing from
810,00" to 8100,000 capital can' "carry"
a fjw debtors, but the i00 small concerns
who havo to turn tlrir capital over each
week must havo ready pay or g under.
People who can pay, shirk payment.
They will carry full wallets, rush their
work in ahead of .all others, demand the
verv bast, mid yet " throw " a bill of
iwclvQ shillings until tho creditor gets
liscouraged and cancel, t!ie accounts.
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At tho Plymouth church in .Brook
lyn, Kev. Henry Ward Boeehur created
x profound wnsatiun by delivering a ser
mon, in which, ho .untiuaiificdly repudi
ated tho old orthodox idea of liell, and
lcclared it a monstrous one. " Tho doc
rine, " said ho " that Ood has been for
mousands of 'years jieJding thisearth
with human being), during a! period,'
threcyfonrths ofwhl.h' was not' iltuuiin
tted by an altar or a church, and in
.daces whero a vast propori'on of those,
jcoplo aro yet without that light, is to
Tatibforui tho Almighty into a monster,
jioro hideous than Satun himself, and I
wear by all that is sacred' that I will
joyer worship Satan, though lio ellould
ppcar dressed in royal robes, and seated
m tlio tlirono of Jehovah:" This Ls'tho
widest lanniaiio that hits been used in a
Protestant .pulnit for n' hundred years.
I f ' i.- 1.1... I M
There i! nt East "Windsor, Conn., u
.lourUhing applo tree, liO years, old, that
ears (ood-sized but seedless apples. The
iced cells are perfectybut a seed itself has
icver been found. T)io deformity' k
lauscd it is said, bv tho trce growin!;npsido
lown, having boon started by 'bending
ho tip" of brnnoh into (tho gwind, ana
tot cutting it from tho parent. i tree until,
i liau taiten root i it Ai
Honsr raid on Sunday ecBVaMsl-liijt
being effeotoal as a dleoliarse ,fbm dabt,
may b( tepovcred. ,,
Tho customer waa a stranger, and as
ho sat,down ono, coffin-box -ho dropped
his arms on his" knees, put bis fingers to
gether, and hia head forward in a bar
gaining wav that, forearmed tho traasfei
agent lor tho dead for tho coming struggle-
' ' T
"Pni poor, very poor, " the first lino
of skirmishers Jln tho attack "I Ve
scarcely enough to carry the poor boy
homo that his mother may take ono last
look at her idol's foeo "-sniffles making
the first column pf, tho advance corps-
"I ask you, sir,' to, pity my condition, and
do tho best you can for , mo."
That grave-faced undertaker shook the
strangers hand and fn frenzied and pro
fessional sympathy, and, in husky tones,
Mid, as ho thurtped a pine coffin to show
its soundness; "Here's . pretty ono;
strong wood, elegant polish, soft lining,
ind I'll put it, sir to you below cost -eighteen
"Can't pay it, sir, cau't pay it " dis
appearance of agitation. "There's a
knot there, nnd you sco tho pillow la
soiled. It's too dear entirely."
They fought sharply and fiercely,-nnd
tho undertaker fell back to lift ecu dollars,
swearing it was giving tho case away.
Well, you will pack it in ico lor that,
I suppose? " Fidd that generous, grief-.
"Great gravc-clo'so, no! It will cost
three dollars to pack it in ico at tlio low
Hostilities wore resumed, and the fight
waxed hot, but tho threat of seeking
another coffin-dealer forced tho under-
takcr luck, to fifteen dollars for coiu and
" Well, said tlio poor sufferer, ' I ns
too poor to luxuriato in ice, so wo won t
pack liiin. That puts the cofiiu at twelve
" No, rirrco, it don't."
"But you said the packing cost three
dollars, and taking tlv.it from fifteen dol
lars leaves twelve dollars."
" 'ou wouldn't swindle a poor anguish-
mitten father?" ho capped tho inter-
rcgativo with tcciv, cud tho uudcrlaker
despairingly ravo in.
'Tho ooitin has no handles, said luc
parent, blowing his noo.
"Well, I c m't lake ii, then."
"Whv, man" cried the exasperated
lealcr tho handles i.rc worth ouo dol
lar mid fifty cents!"
" x ou must throw them m, or 1 11 throw
up tho trade."
" I5ut rvo ntrcauy lost uvo uoiura oy
" Can't help it. Will you not pity my
j ho handles wero thrown in at twcivc
dollars fur tho rig.
Tha purchaser paused and meditated,
nnd tho salcsmiu's face Woro a puzzled
"I'm too proud, too extravagant,"
mused tho parent. "What matter pomp
and show over tho deadf Away with
vanity 1 I won't tako thoJiandlcs.'" To
tho undertaker: "Tutu ou ono uomir ami
fifty coats. I won t tako tha handles.
" What? n;:reamcd the collin man.
3Iildly and logically tho parent put it:
".You gave mo tho coffin and handles fox
twelve dollars. You said moreover that
the handles wero worth onti dolkir nnd fifty
cents. ! don t want tno nannies, anu inai
makes tho coffin ten doltnrs and fifty.centa
If you say now ten dollars tor the come,
I'll take it. No ! Then adieu, sir, adieu. .
L will go where a poor, smitten lather, too
deep in sorrpw for business, can find one
-It; lit i -A . i.t.j.!i
wuu win inik uu.u uuvuuiujju ui iiu euiia-
"Stop! stop! take it," called tho coffin
man. '"It s ruinous, wit you can havoit.
Then tho parent riulled out his wallet
most rJetlionc, smiled sadly, and paid
over hi ten dollars to the conquered
tradesman. Memphis AculaucJie.
' Sliuii Tactics.
Tho r.roverbial wnartness cf riiiladcl-
phia lawyers is fust bojug cast iu the
shade. Hero is tin example of Illinois
tact transplanted to, Kansas : Bomo timo
ago' tho citizens oi'Icndota wero sur
prised to learn that a married couple,
. 1 A If J .1
Wlionau opparcnuy uvea in-ocuco uuu
harmony in Illinois, bad been divorced in
Kansas. Tlio mystery ia now explained.
Tho husband had homestcaded ono hun
dred and sixty acres of flno farming land,
and there was another ono hundred and
sixty acres. adjoining ndt yet :takcn up.
The air wero .divorced, tho .widow en
tered Mio vacant quarter section nnd. es
tablished her claim as tho head of a
family., Whtft this was dono thepair,
were 'rc-rnarricd,- and they now. havo a,
fine wria.ftt,aU.'P Beckon.
Tho croo clocabbwr is so enormous this
year.tliat itdocs not pay tho Lonir Island
tarwcrs.to bong, them to market, '.whorcj
tluly only got vi a hundscd, instead of 48
to 107 . Tho cabbitges are cbjwequcntly
rotting in tho field, nnd beeorniag a hor-
rnuBuwanee worn tuctr smell
Caft.Uim nit Editor.
"From the sample trunks in tho hall
ways of tho hotels, wo should judgo the
drummers ftom New York houses havo
arrived in town," was tho innocent para
graph a Western editor wrote for his paper.
.When he returned irom dinner' (h,
grinning offioo-boy announced to him I1r.it
lour gentlemen wero wuitiug to see him.
"Whfero 'are they?" asVed the quill
driver. "Wen' fays thd'iinp, "thry'vo been
smokinjr in tho cnmnosimr-room till tic
compositors havo sneezed all tho type out
of their sticks, n they've Font mo out six
times for beer, 'n they're playing draw
poker with tho foreman on tho imposing
stone." Very well," said the editor, bringing
a large club in the corner more into view,
replacing tho paper-cutter with h bowie
knife, and half opening a drawer in which
reposed a revolver, "show 'em in."
Four gentlrnicii in very plain ruits,
with very largo diamond pins, and very
largo watch-chains, with loekctn nt the
end as big as dollars, entered, the fore
most laying a card on the dusk, inscribed;
MIARP, CIIt-sETi CO..
W lii'i'Mumi Hirtwi. Xt'ew Vurt:,
llunluaru und CutU-ry.
in small letters, nnd
PrcwnleJ fcy GEO. tiOUOi:,
in very largo ones, asked:
."Aro you tho editor?"
looked nt the party
finietly, as if calculating tho cost of their
gruvcclothcs, and answered :
"Hero is a littlo paragraph about com
mercial travelers," siid Mr. (joiuro, luill-
iug a pac-r from ids pocket, "which mo
1 and my friends, who aro members nf the
Jemplo nt Honor, nnd lielong to the
Yotuii Men's Christian As-ociation, of
JJow York, would like explained."
Tho miserable man took tho paper
mechanically, and gaiicdnt his paragraph,
which tho printers had net up ns follows:
" From tho simple drunks in the hall
.ays of hotels, wo should juduo the
drunkards from New York hou-es havi"
nnived in town."
Quietly taking up hi.s revolver, tin;
cditw strode upstairs. Two shaip i Miort-
and heavy falls wero heard, and
journalist returned and plea.-antly
marked to his visiters:
"Gentlemen, there lire not man) en
tertainments in thiii town now, but u proof
reader and a compositor aro to be buri.'d
to-morrow, and, if'yoticaiv for tlmtsort of
thing,, I should Iu pleased to :.ee you ut
And ho sat down to writo an obituary
notice, whilo that night, through tho cold
nnd heavy mist, four gentlemen bought
railway tickets for Chitnzo. lioktmt
Operations of Our "Western Mints.
Thcro aro few peisous, probably, who
realize tho magnitude of the coinage
operations at tho San Francisco Mint It
is by long odds the most important insti
tution fur coining in the country, or in the
world. Tho' coinage therj last year ex
ceeded in amount lliat of the three largest
.Mints of tho Priti.-lt Kmpire. '1'he. c are
tho Mints nt Louden, England: Mel
bourne, Victoria, and Sydney, .Vow South
Wales. Tho total coinage in San Fran
cisco during lt7U reached SlL'.jOfiOO.
Tho London Mint coined during that
period (estimated value im United State.?
pild coin')82:l,l0fii:l!), thoSvdney Mint
87,!7S4,n80, and tho Mint at'MeiiOurne
81O,:i22,040. Tho figures show quite ns
favorably when comparing the total eoin
r.go on tho Pacific Coast with tho total by
tho Mints of Australia. On this coast
there aro two Mints ono at Carsop, Xcv.,
and tho other in this city. Tho total coin
age pf tho Pacifio Coast establishments,
from 1854 to Juno SO of the present'
year, reaches tho larao amount ofS4t)",
U14,Tzs: Ut this sum tho Mint at Uarscti
coined only f20,048,MH. Tho total
coinagoof the Australian Mints up to tho
last returns was 822C,424,0(i0. Five
sixths of this amouut was coined in Syd
ney and one-sixth in Melbourne. , Taking
tho coimuro of tho Mints as iiulicatini: the
yield of , tho precious metals, tho figures
show that nhout twice as mueh gold ar.el,
silver aro obtained from the mines 6n tho
Pacifio Coast as in all the Australian,
Bprko declared that the ego of chiv
alry passed away with Mario Antoinette,
and certainly in: those days it would be
hard to match .such pn incident as thu
following, which i recorded .under date
of 1735: A, butcher was robbed bv a
horsewoman in a .very gallant, maimer.
ono prcscwii pisiui, uiiu uuiiauueu ins
money: Wh'de' he hesitated, n gentle
man rode iip.and said that ho was. a brute
to. deny the, lady's request, and that if ho
did not gratify hor immediately ho would
shoot him through tha head., , So she Rot
a wste.h and six guineas. t
T Drive off Rtta. -Placa a quantity .
of red pepper in. cotton and stuff too wad,t
tatolhqpQha. . '