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MORNING AFTER THE STORM.
BY ALICE CARY.
I cannot Ull where the ana went down,
Nor tell where the ion will rise, .
guoh terrible fenra my eens drown,
And ennh blackneae fill the ekiee;
O aetior-meal look through the fearful
Aud say where the morning lie.
' The wave "they beat orr boat about,
Ai they madly feU and rise,
And the landtmen cannot hear onr ahont,
For tbe aea wind cruel eriea;
Bpeak out, good eailor-man; apeak ont I
And lay when the morning Ilea.
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My hnpea, they beat, like onr boat about, -And
fall in the warn aa they riee;
My faith la broken to fear and doubt,
And my heart within ma dlea;
Speak ont, aweet eailor-mao, apeak ont I
And tay where the morning life.
And tha Bailor-man atroked my lea-wet balr
Ae be pointed np to tbe akiee,
AihI with alt hie voice intoned to a prayer,
And with all hie eonl in hie eye.
Be aaid; "Look there I it ii only there
Thtt the light of th' morning liee I
A Woman Killsher Five Children with
[From the Pembroke Observer.]
' Seldom does it fall to tbe lot of
Canadian journalist to have to chroniole
an occoarreuca equalling iu horror that
which we are about to describe. Jllnr
dera are only too common, but rarely
is humanity shocked by hearing of tbe
destruction of a family by the band of
parent. In tbe township of Alice,
near Pembroke, lived a German family
by the name ot Webber, Tbe family
xnaisted of a father a tailor, who
earned his living by working among
his neighbors his wife and six child
ren. Tbe father ira peaceable and in
dustrious man, aud bis wife had the
reputation of being a kind and affeo
tionate mother, - thongh - some
years before she- - had exhibited
symptoms of insauity; two
daughters, the eldest about 15 or 16
years of age, and fonr sons made up
their family. On Friday last, 81st nit,
the father being out at work, the eldest
daughter went out to milk the cows,
but before she got through was called
into the. house by her mother. On
reaching there she was startled to find
her mother standing in the entrance
'with an "axe, and remarking to her,
"They are all .dead," or words to that
effect, but on looking into the borne
tha .horrible sight of her younger sis--ters
and brothers lying aaound the
' room, gashed and bleeding, met her
eyes, and she fled in wild terror to one
,o( the neighbors. The mother was
making demonstrations to make her a
victim also, bnt she got out of her way
iu time to prevent it, Word of the
horrible affair was soon afterwards re
ceived in Pembroke, when Dr. McKen-
,ie, coroner, repaired to the place, and
Held an inquest, after which - tbe wo
man was conveyed to the jail in Pern-
broke, to await further proceedings on
the part of the authorities. Three of
the children were dead when tbe coro
ner arrived at the scene of the tragedy,
another mea wane - tne inquest was
being held. Four of them were buried
' Webber eays that about ten years
ago, while yet in Germany, his wife
killed a cow with au axe, while in a
similar frenzy. Up to Friday last, the
derangement in her inind seems to
have slept, as there appears to have
"been no danger apprehended by her
friends of violence oa her part; on tin
contrary, those who knew ber speak of
the great amount of affection and ten'
derness she always manifested for her
children. On the morning in question.
the obildren, it is believed, from the
circumstances gathered,, had just got
up out of bed, and were standing
around tbe stove, when tha old demon
of insanity "returned with redoubled
power, and urged the wretched woman
. to the committal of the most unnatural
act the mind, can conceive. . The axe
was seized, and rapidly the deadly
blows descended 7 on tbe heads of the
poor children, oleaviog their skulls, and
scattering their brains .in a horrible
manner. The horrid work must have
been aooomplisned almost iu a moment.
with all the vehemence and cunning
that insanity engenders, preventing
!noise or escape on the part of the be
i The spectacle, on entering the scene
of the butchery, when the inquest com
menced, is described as sickening and
pitable in the extreme. u Three of tbe
Children were already cold, and tbe
jpther two barely alive, were lying
where they had fallen, with the ghastly
wounds in their beads, precluding the
-possibility of recovery. One of those
yet alive, had, in addition, part of one
hand cut off, the little thing having,
probably, on the same principle that
"drowning men catch at straws," me
chanically clasped its hand over its
head to ward of tbe descending blow.
Altogether, it was a shocking sight
and taken in connection with ibe cause
and the circamstanoe, it was no won
der that tbe strongest nerves were un
strung, and those accustomed to view
death and suffering in every - ehspe
tamed from the sight with shud
dering. After the inquest, tbe coroner.
Dr. McKenzie, committed tbe woman
.to the county jail, in Pembroke, where
-abe is now waiting the further aotiou of
tbe legal authorities. Since her con
finement, the wretched being has come
to ner usual senses, but save a few
half-meaningless expressions, has said
very Utile laeonnection with tbe affair.
and is not apparently disposed to speak
at all on the subject Her mental
agony appears to be excessive, as
evinced by constant moaning and rock
ing to and fro, while the tearless eyes
eeem to denote an extremity of inward
suffering too great to be relieved by
1 ' LarasT Pkmbbokje, Ontario, Feb.
18. Mrs. Webber, confined in jail here
for the murder of her five obildren.
;bung herself to the grate over tbe cell
door last night. :
[From the Pembroke Observer.] Death from a Poisoned Arrow.
[From the Montgomery (Als.) Mail, Feb 9.]
A few days since a couple of youths
were out in the neighborhood of the
city practicing with a now and arrow.
One of the boys discovered a snake.
and killed it by shooting the reptile
through and through with hia arrow.
Soon afterwards one of the boys placed
himself behind a tree, and exposing
.one of uiM hands, challenged the other
to "shoot at the target." The banter
' was accepted, and, with the same arrow
which bad lost pierced the snake, fired
at the exposed hand, and struck it near
ly ia the oenter, inflicting a slight
wound. Jo a few hours the- Land and
. arm of the lad began to swell, showing
- that poison bad been communicated by
means of the arrow. Tbe youth suffer
ed intense agony, and, after lingering
in this horrible oondition, expired yea-
teroay. xne Doy wdo lost dm life in
this playful and remarkable manner
was named Bailey.
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Judge Eos teed has recovered and
ia holding court in Mobile. ,
Safety of Dr. Livingstone.
Froe the Dally Wltoonaln, Milwaukee, Feb. lMh.
Every event that transpires - having
tbe remotest bearing npon the fate of
Dr. Jjivingstoue, and especially snob
m inspire hnpea of hi B.ttcty, tre of a
very deep and wide interest. Tbe re
port of his death, which waft nid to
have been met at hands of ft party of
hostile natives, somewhere in the
vioinity of Lake Nvassa. and while he
was on bis wav to the interior in cur-
smt of more definite knowledge or the
country about the snnrcns of tbe Nile,
was supported br the account of a na
tive belonging to hia party who re
turned to the settlements on tbe coast,
bearing the tidings.
Many doubts have been entertained
of the truth of the report, though the
probabilities were . quite aa strong in
support of its correctness as otherwise
since some of the natives of the into
rior were known to be hostile and op-
posed to strangers intruding upon their
dominions. The high standing ot Dr.
Liviugdtone, the deep interest felt by
the scientific world in the rcnults of
his explorations.oonplcd with the pain
ful uncertainty of bis fate combined to
produce an intensity of Interest, similar
to that which was felt iu the fate of
Hir John Franklin.
An expedition left Simous Town, on
the Mozambique coast, about tbe mid
die of July last, to ascortuin if possiblo,
tl.e truth or falsity of his reported
death. The party has lately returned
to the coast with the gratifying intelli
gence that they had ascertained facts
which prove conclusively the fulsity of
the story of his death, as previously
published, they having traced him in
bis journey to a point beyond that said
to have been tbe scene of his ileal It.
The evidences are substantially these.
Tbe party prooeeded to lake Nyassa
where they were told by a native that
a white man bad been there eight or
ten months before. Enconraged by
this they continued on their way, aud
at a poiut somo twenty miles farther
np the lake, met a party of natives who
gave a similar acoonnt, and tbe tie
scription they gave of tbe white man,
his dress, &o tallied with that of Dr.
Livingstone. Tbey exhibited some
trinkets which they bad received from
him, and when shown a number of
photographs, immediately selected that
of Livingtone as tbe white man they
had seen. Strll farther on tbey re
ceived similar aoconuts. They were
also told that the "white man" bad en
deavored to cross the lake, but failing
went farther to the sontu, where it
was presnmod he had effected a cross
ing. The party here crossed the lake,
but hearing nothing of the objeot of
their search they made for the south,
and oame upon native villages, where1
the former accounts they bad heard
were confirmed. Here they found tbe
people who had ferried Livingstone
over the lake, and assisted hinA in tbe
transportation of his baggage towar l
the interior in a northwesterly direc
tion. The natives were very kind to
the party, furnishing them provisions
aud information. At a village some
distance farther they learned that Dr.
Livingstone had passed through there,
and a prayer book was shown in wbiob
was written tbe name of oue of Liv
ingstones followers. They were told
that an escort from this village accom
panied the Dootor for some distance on
bis journey, end reported him safe on
. When it is understood that this
point is some days travel beyond the
place be was reported to nave ueeu
killed, the facts ascertained by the par
ty seem conclusive in refutation of bis
reported death as given, and establish
tbe rertaintythat, if no other casualty
has happened to him bo is now prose
cuting bis explorations in the far inte
rior of that fabled couutry, "where
foot of man ne'er trod befofe, aud
will in due t-jMi -rr""" to the world
again laden AtU the spoils' of discov
eries in the region of the upper Kile,
It is thought by Capt. Faulkner, who
bad command of tbe .searching party,
that Dr. Livingstone would probably
descend the Nile on his return, to
Egypt; and we: shall confidently look
for a dispatch from Alexandria in due
time announcing bis safe arrival at that
place. .. -
Distribution of Wealth in this Country
and in England.
From tables lately published by the
Statistical Society of liondon, it ap
pears that 7,084 persous in Great Brit
ain return . incomes to the aggregate
amount of jLUZ.MU.UUU; one seventh
of tbe entire amount returned, and
one-fourth of the total yearly inoome
derived from property in Great Brit
am. Ouly ilfibi persons return in-
comes exceeding 1,000 a year, while
1,800,000 return incomes less than 300.
The number of persons who own more
than ten aeres of land apiece is but
The United States Commissioner of
Internal Revenue reports that tbe num
ber of- persons id this coantry whose
inoome Ux last year was less than $20
63,085; of those whose tax was between
$20 and f 50, 42,917; between $50 and
$100, 28,936; between $100 and $500,
54,778; of those whose tux was
more than $500, 50,388. The number
of assessed persons whose, income, was
so small as to be exempt from the Ux
was 220,036. The returns from some
collection districts had not been receiv
ed at the time tbe report was publish
' As the tax is five per cent, on all in
comes over one thousand dollars, a tax
of $20 indicates a total income of
$1,400; a tux of $50 indicates a total in
oome of $2,000; a tax of $100 indicates
a total inoome of 83,000, and a tax of
$500 indicates a total inoome of $11,
000. The receipts from incomes exceed
ing $5000 were considerably lss than
one-balf of tbe total receipts.
Three Persons Accidentally Poisoned by
[From the Jackson (Mich) Citizen]
On the afternoon of Monday, Mr.
Charles M, Bostwick, an old resident
of Brooklyn, tn this eounty, had occa
sion to take a dose of quinine. Taking
tbe medicine from a drawer where it
was wrapped in paper among othet
medicines, he took a large dose. He
then went to the barn, bnt soon re
turned to tbe house in great agony and
informed his wife of his conviction that
be had taken poison. She was incred
ulous and tasted the supposed quinine
herself, as did also a yonng woman in
their employ, whose name we could not
learn. Almost immediately, both wo
men were seized with violent pains and
a physician was at once sent for. ' Be
fore he arrived, however, Mr. Bostwick
bad been relieved from bis sufferings
by death. Powerful emetics were ad
ministered to Mrs. Bostwick and tbe
girl, and it ia hoped they will reoover.
Upon examination of tbe medicine it
was found to be arsenic, and the phy
sician's aid was obtained only just in
time to save their lives. Mr. Bostwick
hat resided in Brooklyn for, tbe last
tbirty-three years and was highly re
apected by all who knew him. He leaves
large family of children.
Daring Rightward Robbery Near Cincinnati
[From the Cincinnati Gazette Jab, 13th.]
About half-past 6 o'clock last eve
ning, Mr. James MoKeeban, of the firm
of McKeehan A Evaus, pork packers on
Sycamore street, started . from his rest-
decce in ' Avonuale, to the house oi
Col, Swift, north of his place. When
just opposite the Blatchley Farm Dairy
be was stopped cy three men m the
road, oue of thorn taking hold of his
horse, and tbe others ooming up on
each xiil'i of him, with pistols prc-
stnted, uud made tbe ' unoerenww
niotis and ' uaweloonie - demand.
"Deliver np your money, damn you."
Mr. McKeebon took the matter as
coolly aud deliberately as possible
onJt-r snob circumstances, asking them
to wait awhile. One of the desperadoes
said: "I don't like to shoot a man for
his money, but yon will have to hurry
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UU 11 YOU DHUk W HVIJIU IUIB
8"Wf tMDTl ut
urww lurm uis wiuhh.. pkyiuk D
had some papers in it that he didu t
like to lose. Tbey told him they would
return them to him thronch the post-
office in the morniupr. ' and' took his
name, residence and place of business,
aud hie- wallet, containing , eighty dol
lars in monev. They also took bis gold
watch and chaiu, worth one hnndred
and eighty dollars. ' '
When be begrjod them not to be iu a
hurry, they told Litu tbey conld not
wait, as th v had another man to rob
after they got through with him. After
leaving biiu they took across the fields
m the direction of the UarttiaRe pike.
They were yonng men, of medium size,
and. judging from their liioguage,
Irishmen. It is thought oue of them
mav be Marsh., who escaped from tbe
Court House to day,
. A few days since, when it was rain
ing, and snowing, aud the weather whs
as lad as it oouia ne, two laniiues, con
sisting of a father and six children,
from 5 to 18 years of sie, and of
mother and six children, from 5 to 18
years of age, tbe father a widower and
the niottier a wiuow, niaue ineir ap
pearauce on Church bill, Richmond.
The party went to the door of a physi
cian and inquired where Father Court
ney lived. They were iuformed that
Father Courtney had passed from earth
about two years since, and it was hoped
and relieved that be was in Heaven,
The old geutlemau theu asked where
a preacher could be fonnd, and said be
aud tbe old lady, at tne head ot one oi
the families of six, had walked six
miles in the rain and suow and sleet
for the pnrpose of getting mrirrird,
and were determined to have the knot
tied before they returned home. Tbey
were directed to the house of the Rev,
A. E. Dickiuson, aud told that he
would perform the ceremony for them
The procession went to Mr. Dickinsou's
bouse and rang tbe bell. ' A servant
looked ont aud reported to Mr. D. that
a party of beggars, a large party, were
at the door.
Mr. D. came down and was agreeably
surprised to learn that his services
were required to solemnize the rite of
matrimony. Tbe parties were invited
iuto the parlor and requested to tnke
their positions. When tbey "fell in
it happened a blooming daughter of
theold lady was next the old gentleman,
and the minister was proceeding to
marry her to her prospective step father,
"Hold on, hold on," she cried, "it's not
me that wants to get married; it is
, The mistake was -corrected and the
ceremony was proceeded with,. and the
old gentleman and lady were made one
flesh. When the ceremony . was over
the old gentleman asked the minister
what bis charge was. ' Mr. i.!replied,
"I make no charge.," . The happy bride
groom thereupou took a 9i notj ont of
hui pocket and told Mm ro pay hinrelf
out of that. After gcttiug tiiscliunge
the bead of the two families which had
been united, called bit children, 12 in
number, up, and the procession march
td off homeward contented and happy,
Among the Hop Pickers.
The Women! who arr employed to
pick hops in the great hop yarda of
the West have some curions customs,
a recital of which reminds one of Ten
nyson's "eight strong danghters of tbe
plough. We get our lnlormation from
a writer in that model agricultural jour
nal, tbe Prairie Farmer. The rules of
the yards during work hours, are most
rigid; and tbe pickers who are paid by
tbe quantity, are violently opposed to
any dimuuition of their wages
by a condensation, accidental
or otherwise, of gathered hop.
If the box tender does not closely attend
to his business aud delays them by Lis
want of punctuality, or if he is careless
aud lets the cross-poles by which the
box is carried strike the poles of the
yard uud jostle down- the hops, be is
eiguificantly warned once or twice and
then mob punishment is resorted to.
One of tbe pickers quietly leaves, ou
pretence of making a visit to the
other boxes. But she soon returns,
re-enforct d by a swarm of other pickery
"terrible as an army with banners."
The uufortuiiate man at tbe box is
seized and plnuged bead foremost ii'to
a bop sack, the sack tied seen rely, aud
theu picked up and dragged about
over the ground at a fearful rate, the
mobbing party meanwhile laughing,
screaming mid yelling ' like devils.
Spruce young men, while visiting yards
areoccasionally put through this course
of treatment, to their perfect, astonish
ment, it is nuclei for a fellow to try to
escape, or to resist in auy way, after be
is once seized. Tbe wisest thing be
can do ' is to roll hinwtelf into a ball,
like a frightened raterpillor, and sub
mit to bis 'ate with tbe best grace pos
sible. Visitors .to western hop-yards
are warned to wear their old clothes.
A spruce man and stylish oostnme, in
stead of waning tbe admiration of
these delicate damsels, only present an
irresistable temptation to their peculiar
pastime. 1 i
Th Widow's Mitk. Covetous peo
ple often seek to shelter themselves be
hind tbe widow s mite, and give a pal
try sum to. the benevolent object un
der color 'of her contribution. Tbe
following incident has a moral for all
A gentleman called upon wealthy
friend for a contribution. '
"Yes, I suppose' I must give my
mite," said tbe rich man. . . , . .
Ton mean the widow s mite. I tap-
pose," replied tbe other.
"to oe tureiao." - -. - -
The gentleman continued: "I will be
satisfied with half as much as she gave.
H ow much are yon worth?" ,,,-
Seventy thousand dollars, he an
'Give me a check, tbeq, for thirty-
five thousand; that will be half as
much as sbe gave all she bad." ;
It Was a new idea to tbe wealthy
merchant, . .'-'.'. i.
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It is suggested by a tender beat ted
opponent of the gallows that more
humane mode of capital, punishment
wonid be to make a man tonon a wire
oommuDieating with an electrical bat
tery and to kill him by miniature
Foreign Items by Cable and Mall.
The immigration into Jamaica eon
tiuare. - , ' 5
. Ilingo,' Japan, was burned on Christ
It is generally believed that Lord
Btanberry will soon succeed Earl Derby
at the head of the English ministry.
The semi-official journals of Paris
deuy that there will be au immediate
change in the ministry, , , V ,
' The amount of green tea exported
tn the United States to date, is 10,200,
0(10 pound. ....
Admiral Bell, U. S. Navy, was
drowned at the month of Osaca river,
China, Jan. 11th. . ' ;
The Loudon Times has a detailed
account of the land slide at Vesuvius,
by which fifty five lives were lost.
; A terrible earthquake has occurred
in the Formosa Islands. Thirty thou
sand lives wore lost.
: Charles H. Ross, surgeon of tbe
United - States steamer Hartford, is
The Captain General of Cnba has
granted ni-groea permission to oelei
hrate the k east of the Wise Kings on
the 16th. ' i
Bnrlingame, the Chinese Ambassa
dor, left China for San Franoisoo on
the 25th o January. . His suite con
sisted of Uirty persons.
Frauoiso . Santos has been ban
isbed troth Santiago for reciting a
poem whitOi bad not passed the revis
ion or the jtensor.
The Vi'iea Debate says that Eug
laud is eixl'invoritig to induce Austria.
France, Rutia and Prussia to suspend
the trauspot Ution of Cretan refngees
t Greece. ' - .-
In Shantung, China, ' 80,000 rebels
wore killed. The imperial troops are
everywhere victorious, ... Horrible bar
barities have been committed by tbe
Sbau uug yebels. . In Pekin rebels
have been slaughtered in large num
U u led States tonnage at Sliangha'
for tie quarter ending Deo. HI,' 103,
319 tins; value of cargoes entered,
3,615, UO taels; valne ot cargoes clear
ed, 58015 taels; consular invoices cer
tified luring tho same time, 3,332,721
taels. , '
The Herald's Havana special states
that tte American oousul to Jamaica
bad an interview with Admiral Mnndy
and Coamodora MoCliutock. . Sudden
dispatolus Lave been, forwarded to
Washington, and there are mysterious
hints of negotiations relative to Hon
duras aid the Olyman islands,
A leber from Shanghai, Deo. 11,
states Uat United States Minister Bar
lingams family and others, who left
Pekiu orerlaud for-Teintzin to take a
steamer were detained in Tungsuo,
though .aaoompauied by a large Chi
nese enort, on the acoonnt of tbe
proximity of a large band of robbers,
who it vas supposed desired to capture
the parly for a ransom.
Adviees from LaGuayra ere to the
5th iuat. .The Amerioan whaling
sohooner Hannah Grant, while at an
chor off th ooast, was deserted by
some of the crew in boats, who were
mada prisoners on landing by the
Spano I ad i an. A number of the
crew aboard got arms and assisted in
resciing thoir eotde; Tho exact
spot -at wb'tf the". occurrence took
plaes is not stated.' A United States
inai-of-war jfs expected to. obtain re
drjBS; ' ,1 ' 1 ' ' ' ' ' '
the steadier Jrom Rio Jaueiro which
arrived at iinbon on the 15th, brings
tbe flowiii iews: Beyond jiia-nuoal
tkirniishittglliere hiAl been no fightfttg
between tbe hostile armies on the Pa
ruu.u OhpMra was still raging with
nuabated fnrj in Buouoa Ayree. There
was also miiehsiokness in tbe camps
of both armies. Tbe revolt wbioh bad
broken out in Senate, one pf the prov
inces of tbe Argeutiue .Confederation,
hiul been successful, the ruling govern
ment having Heen overthrown.
The dinner given to Admiral Fsrra-
gut at Florence, was a grand affair.
Bella, tbe former minister of finance,
toasted the admiral, and in his remarks
said, iron hearts and' not iron clads
bawd bis fume. Tbe admiral, in ac
knowledging tbe compliment, spolfe of
bis love for Italy and bis confidence in
her noble progress. George P. Marsh,
representative of tbe United States in
Italy, on behalf of his oountry.thanked
Sella for bis hopes of eternal alliance.
Depries, formur secretary of marine
affairs, said such an alliance with
America. a conntry found by Columbus,
baptised by Vespuoms, and celebrated
by Bittta, was entirely natural. -
Was Shr a. Waid or Wife. Here is
(he way they do in France. A M lie
de A. became ihdisposed, so her family
railed in tbe family doctor and left
them together. '
The doctor was ennons -and suspi
cions as to the cause of tbe young lady's
su-kiiete Ho drew a laueet from bis
pocket to bleed ber, bnt nt tbe moment
i t. i .i. .
oe pressed tne vein uo exoiaimeu;
VAb, mon Uieo 1
"What is the matter, Monsieur ?"
"Mademoiselle, I had nearly killed
yon." - j'. 'i i
"Listen 1" (Here he drew a lancet
from his pocket.) Here" are two lan
cets;, the first is .for wives, tbe second
for maids. Too, see how necessary it
is to be careful in tbe nse of surgical
instrumniits. . Tea are a maiden of
course ?' ; r ' ,
Certainly, Monsieur H ' ' s
Well, if I bided yon with a wife's
lancet 1 should kill yon; and vice term.
Now Mademoiselle, hold out your arm,
this is the right lancet I" ' ., .
"Dootor 1" . ,
"Mademoiselle ?" -
"Take the other one I" ; -
tTCEiu Victoria a Book, and ebb
Bank Book. They say hear it with
envy, ye disappointed authors that tbe
Drat, edition printed oi tne yoeen s
book consisted of 150,000 copies, and
that tbey ' are all sold. ' The "selling
price was IOj fid, so that it hi estimated
the pronta cannot he less than mu.uou,
How bice it mnst, Ifeel to be a royal
satbor, and bars tha publisher come
Cringing' iu upot ms nenaea Knees
With teu begs oft gold in each ' hand,
containing 1,000, each, and saying;. I
humbly beg your , Majesty s acceptance
oi tnis, me nrst pi your onarming,
wondrous, incomparable,' Ac, ' Ac,
work." I wonder what will be done
with the 10,0007 Tbey do cay that
ber Majesty it already worth about:
000,000. A wretched , idiot , named
Neill or O'Neill II forgot which), left
ber 5UU.0UU in oue lump some years
ago, not one penny of which, you may
be cure, hat her most thrifty Majesty
ever touched.; ..lie; ranee ot Wot as
owes 40,000 to hi upholsterer, to say
nothing pf other . tradesmen. T Why
doesn't, he . write a book? , Because he
can't not even rach a 6ne"as the
yaeen's.- Genius It not always trans
mitted from mother to children, yon
know. Cor. Ne fork Time$.
Revelations of the English Workhouse
From the London Weekly Times.
An infaut has been killed' in Witfan
Workhonse under circumstances, of
great horror. It appears from the evi
dence given nt the inquest npon the
Dody oi tuis. uitie victim of scandalous
mismanagement, that when illegitimate
children are born irr the- bonne, they
are taxon trom their mothers and plaoed
under the oare of nurses in the infant
ward. This may be uecssary and.
therefore, right ; but in the selection
of nurses the Wigan authorities appear
to act in tne most reckless and heart
less way. One of these dames, exam
ined at the inquest, stated that she was
seventy-three years of sgn, and had
lost the nae of one arm by a stroke of
paralysis. Sbe was too weak to carry
a child, but could sit with one on her
knee. ' Another choice specimen of a
nurse was seventeen years old, described
by tbe dootor as "imbecile" and ber
talk wuB so soft that it was with diffi
culty she made herself understood.
.Soon being the condition of the
nurse-power iu tbe infant ward, we are
not surprised tbat when Susannah Ban
uister, the mother of the child, who
has just been work-housed out of the
world, gave up ber infant, she request-
ed that it might be plaoed in safer
bands than those of Kitty Dawber, the
idiot girl. Ibe assistant matron, how
ever, declared that nurses were scarce
just theu, and a better one than soft
Kitty Daw ber oould not be found until
some fresh woman enured tbe bouse,
When the soft Kitty was in possesion
of hei tender charge, sbe stripped the
little creature with the intention of
washing it. She took her station iu
front of the fire, with a bucket of what
is described aa "very hot water by her
side, into which Bbe plunged the hap
less child, scalding it from head to
foot." Idiotic; Kitty Dawber paid no
attention to tbe little creature a screams,
but pertinaciously rubbed it with hau
nel. This part of the hoi rible process
heina numbed, iutty took the euiid ou
ber knee, and rubbed off large pieces
of skin from tho red, scalded nesu with
a coarse rough towel I Tbe paraly tic
woman saw the error of this proceeding
and exclaimed to Kitty. "Dos't na see
thon.rt rubbing all the skin oil I
This awful but grotesque tragedy
was performed on Monday. The poor
child lingered in agony till Wednesday,
when death released it from its work
house care. Kitty Dawber was appre
hended, and tbe local magistrates are
exercising their wits to discover tbe
amount of guilt an idiot girl manifested
in ignorautly boiling a baby, under
tbe delusion she was giving it a gentle
Important News from Japan and China.
New York, Feb. 17. Additional ad
vices from Japan, via San Franoisoo,
have been received, which contain the
One of the Shagoon s palaces, nt
Jeddo, was bnrned down by Satsniua's
men, who afterwards lost one of bis
own. There was a severe fight and the
official report gives three hundred
killed and wounded of Satsuma's men
and sixty of the government forces.
The contending parties afterwards
ad- a naval engagement in sight of
Yokohoms, when Satsuma's vessels es
caped. Hntsama, uochin and toss nave sur
rendered to Osaka,' with their troops.
The Tycoon and Katsuma s troops
are now fighting ia the streets of Jeddo.
Saturn a palaoej war burned on the
night of the 20th of January and 100
men were burned np in it. The native
town was on fire in four places on tbe
night of I he 20th of Jan. The fire was
fortunately extinguished but with se
rious damage - -- ' - ; "
Foreigners have been ordered' by
their consuls not to go outside the set
tlement.; Terrible mortality exists
among the foreigners at Hiago twenty
four having died in as many days.
At present everything is quiet at
Shanghai Jan.' 17th, via San Fran
oisoo, February 16th. A special to the
Herald says the Yellow River has again
burst its banks, aud nothing bnt foreign
engineering will restore them to their
An explosion oeonrred at wuonaug,
opposite Hankow, in which three pow
der magazines and more than a thous
and lives were sacrificed. No barm was
done to European property.
The latest news received here respect
ing the Chinese rebellion is to the effect
that the imperialists have gained several
victories over both the Nienfers and
It is rnmored that Mandarin has
offered to take and work the telegraph
from Shanghai to Wusuna. ' If .this be
true, he will unoousoiously give mate
rial aid to the East India telegraph
The Abyssinian War.
London, Feb. 16. The advices from
the headquarters of tbe British army
in Abyssinia, state that King Theodo
ras is at bis camps near the Palace of
Magdaia,. where the English capti.es
are confined. Tbe Abyssinian mouaroh
is said to he in a bad strait, .in a mili
tary point of view, in. the engagement
between two armies. The crisis is
imminent, and may take place at any
moment. Very few of tbe disatteotod
native chiefs now acknowledge auy
fealty to Theodorns.
. The chief Cassai, ruler of tbe Tigra
district, openly courts tbe favor of
Mai. -Gen. Napier. Gen. Napier fears
thst this ' chief, whose political charac
ter is bad, aims at making a secret at
tack on him, and consequently seeks to
arrange and perfect a biudiug treaty
of alliance with him, so as to bold bim
answerable for bis future acts.
: Thirty-five' tbonsand British troops
of all classes have been landed at Soula,
and the advance of tbe Queen's army
has reached to within two days march
of Autalo, half way towards Magdaia
from tbe shore line, where it is very
probable tbe expected battle will take
1 Tekbiblk Accident Two Chtldhkn
Bushed to Death. A terrible accident
occurred at or near Elmore last Mob'
day afternoon,, which has oast a gloom
over tnat oommnnity, and heaped nn
atterable sorrow upon a family: ..The
full details of the heartrending calamity
bare not reached us, but tbe following
acoonnt is substantially correct : '" I
I On' Monday afternoon ' Mr, Joseph
Annesser left hit home to go to a neigh
bor s for toe purpose of grinding an
axe. While be was gone, his wife also
left homo, leaving two small children
oniy eighteen months and two and a
ball yean eld alone in the house.
now long the parent were aw ly we
have not heard, bat during their ab
sence the house canght fire, and on the
father's return it Wat nearly bnrned to
the ground, and both hit little ones bad
perished in the flameal Through the
flickering light of tbe ore tbe body .of
one oi the, children was visible; tbe
other was entirely ooniumed.-r-fremon
' . f m t el i' e-iil '?;.-!)
' i Barney Aaron and : Pattnf .Shep-
pard are to meet for a praising match
about the first of April,
' Motto for the Married never dit
pair. . . .;. i i. 1 ',' '
- Celeste has been on the stage for
fifty yeara.r , '
." "Kenlaoky" the horse has been
sold for $40,000. - ' I -
The artesian well at Sangerties is
1,000 feet down.
A blind man near Boston hat thir
teen blind children, -
France cousnmcd 913.463.961 lbs.
of tobacco last year. . -. .
There is a movement in Ohio to
abolish the usury laws. ,
Tbe little French Prinoe Imperial
is a goou oness piaver.
A Paris actress, Mile. Thuillier, is
a Done to take tbe veil. .
' Gov. Burnsido, of Rhode Island,
declines a renomination. . '
4 silk manufactory is to be started
at San Jose, California. '
Mario has failed at St.' Petersburg,
His voioe is almost gone; . -.' .
House rente remain higher in New
iork than was anuotpated, ,
A Jndge iu New York has decided
that cats are not property.. ,
Toledo has contracted for a fire
alarm and police telegraph.
The Lake Superior copper mining
interests are in a bad state.
Reed & 'Wright is the name of b
j, 1 nr . .
newspaper urm in Wisconsin,
California has reduced her debt
ovor $5,000,000 in four years.
Phil. Sheridan deuies that he is to
be matrimonially "swung off." .
rne Dirtns in .Boston last year
numoerea o,ou; ueams,
Ristori stilt talks of making New
Xork her permanent residence.
Mr. Thornton, the new British
Minister, ia a Portugese Count.
Fourteen members of the present
congress are natives oi Vermont.
Susan Deniu competes with Men
ken in tbe number of her husbands.
Charlotte On' bman has removed
her residence from Florence to Rome.
. The lovely aud litigious Mrs. Yel-
verton bos been reading in Charleston.
: The lawyers, ministers, and doo
tort in England number about 35,000
8Mb. : .
The winter in California this year
will be long remembered for its se
-Emerson said, "Charles Sumner
has the whitest soul of any man I ever
knew." . . . .
The severe oold in St. Louis on
Monday night extinguished 500 street
A man killed himself in Hartford
last Saturday because he could not get
Franoe enters the new year with
peace on ber lips and her baud on ber
A Mile. Finetto is dancing in Lon
don what sbe calls a "can-can iufer-
The women's rights question rages
in Italy. Mrs. Mozzoni is tbe spokes
Fifty thousand hogs were packed
during tbe present season at Qaincy,
Illinois, i . Jh.. , j,
Three volumes,' three conturies old,
were recently discovered in a Brooklyn
rag store. . '
It is stated that tbe New York
Central Pork has already oost over $10,
000,000. A $60,000 block of buildings has
been commenced in Si Paul tbe fineet
in the oity
Nashville has ' only $700,000 of
banking capital. . Before the war it had
Minnesota had fonr post offices in
1853. . It has now five hundred and
About one 1 hundred ' and forty
"star" actors and actresses died during
the past year. .
The future allowance of the British
soldier is to include "a pound of meat
without bone.'' .
Why is a boy chasing a chicken
like a collision at sea? Because he's
running a fowl.
The name of a river in Maine has
been changed from Passaggassawunkey
to Saxwakeny. .
Queen Isabella's children are said
to be very illiterate. That unfortunate
class generally are.: !
Five hundred dollars reward is
offered for tbe capture of a ghost in
' Adah Isaacs Menken's latest enter
tainment is entitled "Recollections of
Two Hemispheres." ' .
It is stated that fourteen ex-members
of Congress are actiug as claim
agents in Washington.
When : tbe Pacific railroad is com
pleted, a traveler may go around the
world in three months.
' A gentleman in Hartford, Conn.,
has dined on roast crow, and pronoun
ces it equal to partridge. , ,
Cashmere is making a raid against
witohes.slitting their noses and tongues
and cutting off their ears. . . 1 .
' Tbe report of Commodore Vander
bill's serious illness is said to have
been a stock jobbers canard.
Why is a dead-broke spendthrift
like a fireproof safe? Because he's in
an income-bnst ible condition.
A man in Virginia, sentenced to be
hanged, will have a new trial because he
was not indioted by a grand jury.
Corporal punishment of girls has
been : abolished at the ' Cambridge
Mesa.) schools for one month, oa trial.
A "fast man abont town," in Buf
falo, aged thirteen, has been arretted
for getting drunk and Whipping his
wife. : I .; .'.'."
i In some parts of Ohio the people
are appealing to the Legislature for
protection against iuoompetent den
tists, i' -. I'. t .'. .;. 1
Cincinnati it having masquerades
at its skating rink. One youth repre
seuted "the "Bay" of Algiers so the
papers say, ."
Marquee escaped from the City of
Mexico in the disguise of a charcoal
dealer, with tha help of $10,000 in
bribes. , .', '.
' A New Orleans reporter speaks of
a woman who was creating a disturb
ance in tbe streets as "deeply agitated
with benzine." . , ,
: David Sbeppard, one of the pio
neers of St, Louis, it . dead.- There
were but til houses in that oity when
he arrived there, - I i ; -v ', f ; :i
. I A gentleman id New Hampshire
hts given $25,000 toward the establish
ment of b Methodist theological hMini-'
Bry in Germany. ;. , , ; ,;, )f, .....
?-r-A Loniiiana paper hat just straight
ened bp to the .cash system,' whieh
the editor proceeds to explain at "corn,
fodder, pork, lard, chickens and eggs,
at the market value thereof."
A policeman arrested a servant girl
in SL Louis, charged with stealing,
and stripped her of all ber clothing .
under pretence of searching her.
'. Government officers have discov
ered immense frauds in teas, tobacco
aud liquors at Houllou, Fort Kent and
Bangor, Maine, amounting to $300,-
(Tbe women of Waukon, Iowa, re
cently visited all the liquor shops in
town, and took their whole stock with-,
out paying for it. Tho dealers then
walked on out of Waiikou. (
In Bates onuty,. Missouri, a lady
who had been divoroed from her bus-.
band on acoonnt of "incompatibility," .
has again fallen iu love with hiul and
remarried him. " . . ,
The Mayor of Brownsville, Texas,
does not command tbe.respeot of all "
bis fellow-oitizeus. A few aiorniuga :
sinoe he discovered a brace ef dead -dflgs
tied to his door-knob, . Sj . .
. The Chicago Tribone thinks the
oause of hard times is that too many "
young men repudiate farming and take
tn manufacturing and trading, so that
while we have not enough to eat we
have twice as many clothes as we can
wear. :!, . .,
A Chicago wife asked her husband, ;
who came home rather worse for wear :
after eleven p. m , why he- staid ont so '
late; whereupon he threw her out of '
bed, pounded her, pulled her hair, and
otherwise amused himself at her ex
pense. He gave" the city $25 next morn
ing. " . . , v ..,T"'"
A New York letter says that the la
dies are all ordering Celadon dresses
and ooraf jewelry. Celadon is a doll
sea-green a mixture of pea-green and
orange -something like the tint of a
brown kitten's eye ia a coal-cellar. It
is a pretty color for those who like it,
and, as Mies McFlimsey, of Madison ,
square, aifrots it, it must, perforce, be- '
oume popular. -. ; , .-
The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
(Office 416 Main Street, Milwaukee.)
18,000 Members aad 9.500.00 luu. -' '
towtao Iulkt, Aotaarj. a a. PuMrrr. Preefc .'.
HaBaa hurra, 0n. Agt A. W, Kauoea, seo'y. '
, utba riiranms. ,.'..'
Hiationarr engineers, passenger conduc
tors, express aud mail agents and baggage '
masters on railroads; masters, mates, pilots
nd olerke on lakes or riverr north of 8t. ,
Loois. and miners, nav one-half uf nn rur
oent. per annum, extra, (15 00 on each $1,000 '
of insurance). ' ,
Engineers and freight train conductors.
one per cent. 1
, Lrjcin or BEsmnroa and tbatil. .
The limite prescribed bv the tmlioina era
those portlone of tbe Western Hemisphere
north or tbe Tropic of Cancer, and anv nnr-
lion of Europe, with free pieags allowed to
and from, Europe in flret-olase steamers or
eailiog vessels. Permits to travel to or reel-
denoe in other places ontaide of the pre- ''
soribed limiU will be granted at rates pro
portioned to the risk.
As the niRhtiuRsle warbline transcends
all the other mnilo of the grove, eo tuiton't "FLOB ,
DE af AVO" exoeie all floral erfumes. The Ira
graiioe of Ctb'i buwur lu KOn, docked with tne
Ant roepo thtt ever bloomed, conld not bare been '
ni-uer or purer nim ue eout ir thie bewitching
extract, gold by all drugglMa. , "j
The Great Medicine of the World.
PerrrDeTliaj Bon's "Pah Kilui"
Jnetl be.rallel tbe reat SMtMue of the world, tot , , .
mkm wi i iuv grove mto wnica It nae
not lout lie war, and none when u bu cot '
long been lwelj aed and highly (xlied, Morr-. .
over, there ! ao dime to whiuh It he not proved
to be well aoapied lor the eare td a eouloenb . :
Tari.irot aiMum; it is e p)y and eatertiuwtr , r
lur bnrae, aul, e, on a, bralMt, wonnita end Tarion
othtr InJarlM, ae well aa tordreennry, dltrrbosi, u
aad bowel cotnplalota generally, It le ada trebly .
olbid I i mry race of men on the laoe of the globe. ; 1
' It l a Very ilaatSeaat Mt. taw .Kniblualai
the liaig period f yeara itut the "Pern Killer" hae
been belore the world, It hie never Ion oa whit of
lie popularity, or eaowe tne lei alpv ot iu hecom- -ing
nnpot ulu ; but, on the erintrary, the call lor It '
hae M-edlty lacmaaed from lie Srtt dl mo very hj ,'
tiiat txoelli-nt una honomd man. Perry Davit, and
at no previous lime baa the demand for it been eo !
greet, or the qnaulity made been to large large ae i
Anoiber tlgnlncai.t rut l, that nowhere see
the Pain KU a ever been la hMuer repute, or be.n
more geutirelly need by fun I lea and ItdlvldoeJa,
than It hat been here et home, where It waa Srrt
discovered aud luirodnred, and where ltt propria
lore, afateie, fairy Davit eVn, hive e er been -held
In high teteem. lhat the Pain Killer will eon. . .
Uaue to be, what e have ttyltd tt, the great mnUdne
o Ou world there cannot be the shadow of a aouhc
PttOYlDkMOB AlulMmi - '
Hllowaf,i rilit ana Ointment. In-
fltrjimatiou of the Kidone and arlno-genital
nrfraue-Io all luternal Inflammation of the
KidDoyi, Blarlder, Ac, oaueed by ((ravel or
oi her local irritation, tnees medioluea will'
tfleot a epeedy and radioal mire. Ont of five
bnndred eaaee ot pnreons ttBioieJ with (trav
el aud prouonooea by eminent members ef
the faculty at "inouraole," all who took
theto remedies reoovered bnt one, and he,
deepairinK of saoooH, dieoontinned them,
after one week'e uee. Bold by all Drna-gl-
' ' ' ' . ' . ...
Cenraatptlea. The result of a neg
leoled (JonKh, wbiob, if treated with do'
Cough Balaam in aeaaon, might be onred
with very little trouble and expanse, 'ilia
proprietors do not claim thtt it will our
eonenmption, bnt will greatly relieve any
Cough. Tbey have a aerlilioate from a gen-,
tlemao whom pbysioiana pronourced inonta
ble with consumption, etating Uoe'e Oongh
Balsam cored him. '
Motoalfb a Gbeat Rhbumatio Rem-
dt glvet luimeditte rellel In all a oi Itheomt
utni it Neuralgia, lie power It niagkal, lie effeot
Immediate, and It never Mi l to eradicate eveir
tyuiptomor thtdlaeaa. Mid by ell dmgglatt.
H. BCMVTOill'n a HUM, Wnolrtale Agenaa, atil-waukae
The Great Medicine of the World. Allen's Lung Balsam
' Tbe remedy tor coring
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facnlty. The Bauam la recommeuded by phyal
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rime, will turare a permanent eon. , . '.y '
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