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,,rJ BY A. M. BURNEY & CO. MMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1881. ' VOL. II.-NQ. 20'. "' 'ZH
NEWS AND NOTES.
A Summary of ImportanEvents.
w'It is bcliovcd
tliat Chili will annex
-The. British evacuation of Southern
Afghanistan Is completed.
; Emilk dk Girahmn, the French
Journalist nnd statesman, is dead, aged 75.
Tub Te Lcsscps Canal Company are
negotiating for tho purcliase of tho Panama
Governor ArsTiN has issued a prop
liniiutlou declaring quarantine on the Texas
coat, beginning May 1.
The Ohio State Greonback Conven--ilon
Is callod to meet id Columbus on Juno
. 13, to nominate a full State ticket.
The complicity of the Grand Duko
Nicholas in the plots of the Nihilists having
been mado clear, he has been sentenced by a
decree of tho Emperor of Russia to impris
onment for life.
The President has requested the res
lunation of (ion. George A. Sheridan, Recor
der of Deeds at Washington, D. C, and in
tends to put Fred. Douglass in tho position.
This Is said to be stated on good authority.
The funeral of Bcaconstield took placo
at Hnghenden on the 20th. The Princo of
Wales represented the Queen, and other
members of tho royal family and a large
number of the nobility were in attendance.
Bra hl aug ii presented himself at the
Speaker's table in tho House of Commons
and claimed the right to take the oath, llo
was called upon by the Speaker to withdraw
and was removed to the bar by tho Sergeant-at-arma.
The President has designated tho fol
lowing ns a lioard of Visitorsfor West Point:
Anson Stager, III.; Milo S. Hascall, Ind. ;
Chas. A. Bautille, Maine; Geo. S. Green,
Rhode Island; Henry it. Ledyord, Mich.; S.
S. Laws, Missouri; D. C. Ruell, Kentucky.
The President has appointed John K.
Boles, of Hudson, Mich., and William Mo
Michael, of Philadelphia, members of the
Hoard of Indian Commissioners. Col. S. D.
Sturgis and Lieut. -Col. J. S. Mason, have
been detailed respectively as Governor and
Lieutenant-Governor of the Washington
North Carolina will vote upon a
prohibitory amendment to Its Constitution
on the firt Mondav in Aiuiust next. A
State Prohibition Convention, recently held
at Raleigh, was attended by delegates from
every county In the State, and an active can
vass will be inaugurated by the friends of
President Garkield is said to feel
deeply nrprlvrl nt. thft unfriendly insiiuia
tions regarding the Administration con
tained in tho Washington Jlfpubliom, the
paper owned bv Brady and edited by Gor
hum. and it is intimated ho will consider
Gorham's election as Secretary of the Senate
ns a personal affront.
T. L. French, Chief Clerk in the
Contract Ofllee, Post-ofliec Department, haB
been removed after refusing to tender his
resignation. He was Mr. Brady's right
hand man. Henry 1). Lyman, who for scv
eral years filled tho position, has been ap
pointed to succeed Mr. French, and he will
be for the present acting Second Assistant
Secretary Kirkwoop ha's tele
craphed J.Milton Turner, of St. Louis, Pres
ident of tho Freedmen'8 Oklahoma Asocia
tion, that tho question of the right of colored
people to settle upon lauds of Indian Icrri
tory would bo submitted to tho highest au
thorlty, nnd if Turner desires to be heard he
should come to Washington at once. Mean
time no attempt must be made to enter, the
A recent attempt to evict tonants at
New Pall:i, Ireland, failed. Five hundred
military and poliee wore present, but a mob
of r,M) hooted and groaned and stone I tho
Sheriff and assistants. The police charged
the mob several times, but the Bailiff's life
being threatened, he rt fused to point out tho
bouses -of defaulting tenants. It is stated
200 of the mob were armed with revolvers
Another attempt to evict will be made
An Amorican company has been
formed to build a line of railroad In Mexico
to be called the Sinaloa and Durango Hail
road. It is to extend from Altata, on the
Gulf of California, 120 miles north of Mazat
lan, to the eitv of Durango, in the State of
the same name, a distance of about 220 miles,
At Durango it will connect with the Mexican
Central Hailroad, which will extend from
the City of Mxico to the American frontier
at El Paso.
A terrible calamity occurred at El
pin, 111., on the 2Stb. Tho bridge over tho
Fox River having been carried away by the
roeent Hood, a small ferry-boat was rigged
up and propelled by means of a wire cable
from shore to shore. On the morning of tho
day mentioned the boat started across, bear
ing probably thirty persons, a large propor
tion of whom were children on their way to
t-ehool. When in mid-stream the boat sud
denly foundered, and those on board were
swept away by the fierce current, uttering
heart rt tiding, cries for assistance. Boat
from the shore hastily put out to their re
lief, and succeeded in rescuing some six
loon persons. The other fourteen wens
drowned. Tho City Council, under w hose
direction tho frail craft was built and opcr
nted, are severely censured for their negli
gonce in the matter.
A singular and most terrible disaster
by lightning occurred at Louisville on the
2th. Four boys, Leo Fleck, Joe Shulty
Will Tabnlser and Harry Soetc, attending
jchool at Twenty-sixth and Market Streets
had Just finished a game of ball at recess and
were grouped together where they had
placed their hats and coats before beginning
the game, when a blinding Hash of lightning
struck in their midst. Persons who saw
them fall ratftothe spot, and to their hor
ror found them lying lifeless on
tho ground. All efforts at resuscitation
were fruitless. The surface ef the ground
, was scarcely disturbed, with the exception of
a hole Mich as might have been mado with a
crow-bhr. n the ground, two oMhree fft
from the spot where theoit entered, could
be seen pieces of nothing, parts of shirts,
drawers supcnder, and fragments of a
boot, all burned and blackened by electric
lire, resembling a mass of chopped-up rags.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
A scheme for a general escape of the
prisoners in the South Carolina Penitentiary
at Columbia was recently discovered and
frustrated. Tho convicts had nearly all In
some way provided themselves with axes,
knives, clubs and plecos of chain, nnd with
these weapons intend d to overpower and if
necessary kill all the prison otllclals. Two
negroes under sentence of forty years for
murder were tho ringleaders.
French troops have occupied Tabar
c, and the Tunisian garrison left before the
French force landed.
The police of St. Petersburg continue
to seize printing presses used for seditious
purposes and arrest the workmen.
J. W. IlOBrt, a prominent lawyer of
Astoria, Oro., was shot dead in bis otlico on
the 2ith. The murderer U believed to be J.
G...obeon, with whom Robb had some
legal difficulty. - - . ,
The Minnesota and Red Hi vers in
Minnesota have overflowed their banks,
causing great destruction to property.
A number of persons, mostly em
ployees, were seriously Injured by tho burn
ing of a box factory atGreenpoint, N. l.
An Omaha dispatch of the 2Gth says :
All the buildings on the levee have been
abandoned, tho water being twenty, inches
higher than during the late flood. On the
Council Bluffs side the Chicago railroads
send their passengers two or three miles in
skiffs to tho transfer depot.
Will Little and Nathan Lynn, em
ployees in a mower and reaper works at
Youngstown, O., were crushed to death by
car of lumber.
Another audacious address to the
Czar has been issued by the Nihilists, point
ing out that the indiscriminate execution of
those concerned in the assassination of Alex
ander II. has only served to strengthen the
ranks of tho Nihilists by driving many luke
warm malcontents into the extreme faction
of the party.
The breaking of the Sny Levee at the
head of Sand Slough, Just above Hannibal,
Mo. , on tho 25th, caused the inundation of a
largo section of the fertile bottom lands ad
jacent. Several ice-houses were carried
The Texas & St. Louis Narrow-gauge
Railroad is now open for business to Corsi
cana, 203 miles from Texarkana.
The steamer City of Austin, of the
Mallory Llne,was wrecked on Pelican Shoals,
a mile Inside Fcrnandina bar, Florida, on the
SMlth, nnd is a total loss. Boat and cargo both
Hattie Mosley, a servant girl at
Middlesex, Pa., Is thought to have under
gone the supreme agony of being buried
alive. Upon opening her cotlln it was found
that she had tried to free herself, and her
countenance plainly exhibited tho most In
President Garfield has appointed
the following Government Directors of tho.
Tnion Vacltic Railroad Company for the en
suing year: s. T. fcvorett, ucvcianu, v.;
R. H. Bailer, Raoine, Wis.; Chas. a. reck,
Port Huron, Mich.; Geo. W. Frost, Omaha,
Neb. ; and A. Kountze, New York. .
Seventeen indictmonts have been
found against R. L. Lindsay, of land fraud
notoriety. Sovcn are for forgery in the first
degroe and seven in the fourth. Nine in
dictments were found against John Brady
and four against Herman Schuster.
Mrs. Sarah E. Howe, President of
tho Ladles' Deposit Bank at Boston, has
been convicted of the frauds with which she
W. L. Payson, builder and contractor,
lately of the firm of Payson k Llndley, mls-
ing from Halliston, Mass., Is alleged to be a
forcer to the amount of $20,000. Besides this
his liabilities are large.
Contracts have been entered into
with steamship owners at Hull, England, for
the transportation of 60,000 emigrants from
Norway and Sweden to the United States,
Lord Beaconpfield s will leaves
Hughcndcn Manor and all his other prop
ertv to his nephew, Conyngsby Ralph Dis
two cadets ana lour sailors were
killed, nine men seriously and two officers
and seven men slightly injured by the burst
ing of a shell on a training-ship at Wilhclms
Cuaig Mitchell, a colored voudoo
practitioner, was arrested at Louisville, Ky.,
charged with an indecent assault upon
young girl at Frankfort, who died from the
effects. The penalty for this crime is death
Tkauont re valleau, dealers in
stock, grain, etc., at Decorah, Iowa, have
failed for about $200,000.
The Catholic Archbishop and Bish
ops of Ireland have sent to Gladstone
series of resolutions conveying their views
as to the amendments to tho Land bill. They
recommend perpetuity of tenure to future
tenants, deprecate the exclusion from the
benefits of the bill of lease-holders and ten
ants in arrears, recommend further limit
tion of the landlord's power to object to an
Intending tenant, to resume possession and
to raise the rent, "strongly condemn the emb
gration provisions and the omission of labor
crs from tho benefits bill, and recommend i
comprehensive scheme for tho purchase and
reclamation of waste lands, arterial drainage,
and liberal advances to tenants for improve
The Girard Poiut Elevator at Phila
delphia was burned on the 28th, with all Its
contents, valued at $07,000. The elevator
was one of tbe largest in tho country and
cost (i00,000. Partially insured.
John Winn, the murderer of Wm
Moreland, was riddled with bullets while in
Jail at Paris, Ky., by a band of forty masked
men, who were admitted by the Jailer's
wife, the former refusing to hand over the
It is rumored that Jay Gould has for
weeks been negotiating with the foreign
shareholders and bondholders of the Illinois
Central line to New Orleans to secure con
The embargo on street-car traflio in
St. Louis, caused by the conductors' and
drivers' strike, practically terminated on the
2Sth, when the principal lines resumed bus!
ness ufifier the protection of the entire po
lice force of Ijie city, backed by the Police
Reserves, who remained under arm at their
armories all day. Fortunately the riotous
proceedings which accompanied the earlier
days of tho strike were not repeated, and no
collision occurred. The companies made a
partial concession to the demaifds of the
strikers in reducing, the hours of lahor, and
many of the old enrpMovces resumed work.
It is probable that the New York
World's Fair project w ill be abandoned for
lack of support.
postmaster George II. Snook, Dt
W. Decker, Morris Axtell, and Charles
Wood, of Mt. Clements, Mich., are suppose!
to have been drowned in Lake St. Clair while
on a fishing excursion.
L. Boqert, Deputy Treasurer of
Heaver Dam, Wis., has absconded with $1,175
of city funds.
In a bar-room quarrel at Covington,
Ga., narry Horton. a bar-tender, drew a
knife and almost severed John Campbell's
head from his body, killing him instantly.
Two friends of the murdered man, named
Yoncy and Allen,'then assaulted Horton, but
he used his weapon with such dexterity that
tho former was mortally wounded and the
latter painfully cut.
Serious disturbances, originating in
the superstition of the Russian peasantry
regarding Jewish passovor rites, occurred
at Elizabcthgrade, Government of Khcwm.
A mob. destroyed the synagogue, and many
rioters were killed by troops summoned to
Three murderers were hanged on the
29th John Gothard, colored, at TowBon
town, Md. ; Royal S. Carr, at Windsor, Vt ,
and Marshall B. Baxter, colored, at Char
lotte, N. C.
Andrew Porteck, Adam Uricho and
John Martin were killed by a falling rock In
the tunnel ot the Susquehanna Coal Com
pany at Nanticoke, Pa.
At Sitting Springs, Inyo County, Cal.,
three men, two whites and one Chinese,
were murdered while asleep In a cabin. The
murderers are supposed to have been Chi
nese or Indians.
The residence of James Pearsons,
near Charlotte, Mich., was destroyed by fire
tho other night, and his wife and child were
so badly burned they are not expected to
The business portion of the village of
Mt. Morris, Mich., was burned on the 20th.
The loss is very large.
Christian Koch, a railroad em
ployee at Grand Island, Neb., returned home
the other day to find his three children in
bed and his wife on the floor, all with their
throats cut, and a razor on the table near by.
It Is thought the mother first murdered her
children and then committed BUicide.
In New York City, recently, Louisa
Harvey, aged 40, was fatally shot by her
brother, William Mcintosh, because she re
refused to supply him with money.
At Providence, R. I., on the 29th,
Maria Stiinson Diinan, daughter of the late
Professor Dlman, of Brown University, was
killed by being thrown from a horse.
April 2fl. Mr. Edmunds aked leave for
the Committee on Judiciary to sit during tho
recess of tho Senate, If that should evcroccur,
to mirsuo Investigations on tho sublcctof
bankruptcy. Without objection leave was
granted. Mr. Jones, of Florida, replied to por
tion of Mr. rrvca. recent speech. A voto
upon motion to go into executive session, to
the mvpi'isi ot Dot n siuea, was announced
PHfl VI. t'Uy. VU. YUU WOO QK'lu1nufl by
.nmnr. who.' paired with Sherman had nil-
witttnglv voted. He obtained leavo to with
draw his vote, and the motion w us men lost.
AritiL 27. A resolution by Mr. Morgan,
making consent by this Government a neces
sary precedent to the execution of projects
for the transportion of aoa-going vessels
across the Isthmus connecting North and
South America, was referred to the Commit
tee on Foreign Relations. After several inef
fectual roll-calls tne usual motion lor execu
tive session was lost.
April 28. Mr. Butler addressed the Sen-
ato. Ho read from the record a recent collo
quy between Mr. Burnslde and himself, in
which he said he would resign bis scat if be
did not prove that there had been a bargain
between Mahone and Republicans. While
making no chiirgo against tho Senator from
Virginia, for whom he had the kindliest feel
ings, since that gentleman nnd his friends had
churned the Democrats with revolution and
treason, ho lelt It Ills duty to vindicate his po
sition by citing in detail the arguments which,
In his Judgment, showed conclusively that
such a bargain had been consummated. He
was replied to bv Messrs. Burnside and Hale.
iVttjourneu tin aionuay.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The imminent danger to the great
American bottom from a flood, which has
been threatening for days, is gradually grow
ing greater, and at present the indications
arc that the worst will be realized. Already
miles of country are submerged, and the
great Father of Waters is still increasing in
Senator Dawes, Chairman of the
Republican Caucus Committee, had a con
ference with the President on the 30th. The
President was emphatic in urging the con
sideration of executive business, and especi
ally rapid confirmation of the nominations.
Tiik British steamer Tarara, of Mel
bourne, has been wrecked on the reefs off
Otago, New Zealand, Eighty persons were
A telegram from Galway, Ireland,
says a bailiff named King was seized by a
gang of disguised men and roasted over a fire
until he swore he would resign his office.
King's condition is believed to be hopeless.
Walter Lloyd and Thos. Stanton,
miners, were fatally injured at Haste Col
liery, Poltsville, Pa., by an explosion of sul
phur. The Earl of Shrewsbury has eloped
with Mrs. Miller Mundy, of Shepley, Derby
shire. Tho fugitive pair fled to Strasburg,
where the lady's relatives overtook them,
cave the Earl a sound thrashing, and brought
the lady back to England.
Billy the Kid," in jail at Lincoln,
N. M., under death sentence, escaped a few
dij s ago, killing Deputy Sheriff J. W. Bell
and Deputy United States Marshal Bob
Two well-to-do merchants committed
suicide the other day John W. Minturn, of
New York, and Henry W. Mead, of Chicago.
Grant's reception in Mexico was at
tended by the Cabinet, Supreme Court, Con
gress, Diplomatic Corps, and an immense
A boy named Farrell was dangerously
wounded in Dublin, for giving information
w hich led to the discovery of arms. The
crime Is supposed to be the work of Fenians.
The city has been proclaimed under the
arms act. John Dillon, home-rule member
of Parliament for Tipperary, will be arrest
There are 1,014 cases of small-pox
In the London (Eng.) Hospital, and only
one bed available. The epidemic has much
increased in violence lately. About 10 per
cent of the cases prove fatal. During the
pat fortnight 153 persons died in the hospi.
tal from small-pox.
A messenger from Itarem, Chief of
Tanurego of Hoggar, Algiers, has been ar
rei-ted with a letter from Harem to the Sub
tan of Turkey, announcing the massacre of
Col. Flatter's expedition, and asking tbf
Sub for a reward.
Another Railroad Horror.
Cuntow, Iowa, April 21.
An nrtynlllng accident occurred on tbe Rook
Island Division of tho Chicago, Milwaukee &
Ft. Paul Railroad, formerly known as the
Western Union Railroad, eight miles below
this city, and one milo below Albany, 111., at
4:0 this morning. At that hour tho express
train south, due in Hock Island at six o'clock,
was passing along at its usual speed. It bad
just left Albany. As the train approached the
trestlo brldgo, two hundred or three hundred
foot long, over tho Morcdosla River, near its
point ot junuturo with tbe Mississippi, the en
gineer gave tho usual short whlstlo; but the
brldgo must have appeared all right, as he did
not slow up. Vv'hon within a few feet of tho
bridge the engineer must have then noticed a
suspicious upncuniuce, as he gave two or three
short, sharp whistles as signals of danger.
Then immediately followed a crash, hetrd
for throe miles In either .direction, as
the wbolo train, went down Into tho tomble
rushing waters. Tho Iorcd sla la at A
very high stage from tho overflow of tho
book Iliver bottoms beyond, and an unusual
torrent bad on Icrinliicd the trestle, so that
ono hundred feet or it gave way as tho engine
passed upon it. Tho train was composed of
the engine, tender and three ears, the for
ward car containing the baggage, expross and
mail; tho second car contained eleven pas
sengers; tho rear car was the sleeper, and
contained three passergers and tho -colored
porter. The cnglno, tender and tho two for
ward cars went down into tho river. The
deeper went partly over and hung on the
verge at an acute angle.
The engine and tendor, with the enginoor,
William West, and tho fireman, name not
learned, went down out of sight, and no sign
of tho locomotive or men has since been seen.
The engineer is believed to have bravely
stuck to bis thiottlo, when be might possi
bly have saved bis life by jumping.
The express messenger, Daniel Elllthorpo,
and tho baggageman, Samuel Flanagan, had
Just gone into the pnsscngor coach before the
accident, nnd they, with tbe brakemnn, Honry
Meyers, tho conductor, Thomas Fuller, all es
caped by climbing on top of tho passenger
car as it was sinking, and leaping thenco to
tho top of tho sleeper. Meyers had bis collar
bone broken and bad tobe helped out. Elll
thorpo and Flanagan were both badly bruised
Three passengers in the rear car escaped by
climbing out of their berths Hp through the
rear cud of tho car in their night-clothes, but
afterward recovered ail their clothing. One
of tbe gentlemen ran back to Albany in his
nights-cluthes In tho rain and roused the neigh
Meantime, tho passenger conch, with Its
cloven occupants, settled into the stream, and
floated oir across tho water thirty rods to an
island, where it lodged, wl'h only a foot and a
half of tho upper part out of the water. For
tunately, the forward end was badly broken,
and out or this one man groped his way, and,
with tbe help of a tram mail, pulled out a lady
and girl, who wore tho only female occupants
of tho car, except nnolhcr t hild, a girl two
years old, who was drowned. 1 ho mother and
daughter wero lescued with pront ditfculty,
and were in a badly-biuised condition. The
daughter had twoorthreo ribs broken, and
was otherwise badly bud internally.
Two men nnd a lad of sixteen had, in some
way, climbed out of the car before it lioated
away, and trot on top. As it lioated by tho ap
proach to the wagon b.id.o, which wascarriod
out by tho flood yesterday, they jumped
asnorc, one uuui una u miy eu ipiug, me oilier
man falling into tho river mid be ntr swept
under the ear. Of eleven passengers in the
car, only live have been found. Tho others
have been drown-d. No one knowsthpnamcs
of any ono of thorn, except tho lad above re
fertel to, who lot his brother-in-law, with
whom he wa? en route from Pino ltivcr. Wis.,
to Omaha, and Dr. l.un.ly. The hoy positive
ly refused to give his name.
Nothing is kn wn of tho names or destina
tions of the live adult passengers drowned,
except of tbe Wisconsin man and Dr. D. W.
Lundy. The latter got on tho ill-faten (rain at
Albany, and was drowned within sight of his
home, llo was a well-known, highly cs'eemed
physician, whose loss is deeply felt, and bo IB
widely lamented. He was only going to the
next station hclu- to see a patient.
The Search for Hie Missing Jeanette.
A recent San Frnnciso telegram fays:
"Tho naval olllcers composing tho Jeanotte
Relief Board have completed their work nnd
submitted thoir report to the Secretary of the
Navy. It is expect c 1 that tho Instructions by
the Navy Department to Lieutenant Uerry.of
tho roliof steamer Mary an. I Helen, will vary
little, if any, from the recommendations of
the report, Aftor reviewing tho course
which it was known th'.' Jeanette Intended
to pursue and tho circumstances under
which she was last seen, tho report recom
mends thut tho Mary and Helen should leave
San Fmaelsco about June 1, to arrive at H -aid
Island the middle of August. She
should visit on tho way Pctropaulovsky for
aretio clothing, dog sleds nnd dog food;
thenco to St. Michaels, to 8t. Lawrenoo
Bay, to East t'apa, to Cape Scrgo Cor
rin, to Jolninson Hay, to Herald Isl
and; thence to tho southeast coast of
Wrangle's Land to sock for cairns or other no
tices from tbo Jcannette and examine tho
coast of Siberia near tho Thouktsch villages.
If necessary the s earner should wintornt some
harbor on tho southern or southeastern end of
Wrangle's Land, or on tho Siberian coast as
near as posstblo to Wrangle's Land, so as to
make sledge journeys to the cast coast of
Wrangle's l and. They should not remain In
the Arctic more than ono wintor. Tbe instruc
tions should be given subject to the discretion
of tho commander. The relief vessol Mary and
Helen Is described In tbe report as new and
strong, with a speed of eight knots undor
steam and fast undor canvas, ho is tho only
vessel thnt could bo procured for tho purpose,
was t-pccially built for Arotlo navigation, and,
with some necessary strengthening, is the best
means in reach of the Government. The re
port closes with an expression of belief that
tho Jcannetto should bo considered safe until
news of her dlsastorls roceived."
Extraordinary Exhibition of Strength.
One of the most remarkable fonts ever poi
formed in this section was witnessed In tho
high road leading out from this town In tho
direction of Shoe tleol, this morning. A farm
er about seventy years of ago, named Mere
dith Gaddy, drovo into town In an ox-cart aft
er a load of corn. Ho got ten bushels of this
grain, purchased a few artiolos fur bis wife
and children, took a few drinks of mountain
whisky, and started for bis homo, fifteen miles
o(T. The ox, which was a sorry one, a diminu
tivo specimen of that useful animal, after get
ting almut live miles from here gave out and
could not bo forced to movo a stop further.
Nothing daunted, old man Gnddy unyoked tho
ox, took him out, and putting tho yoke on his
own neck drew the loaded cart the rest of tho
way homo, which was about ton miles, up hill
and down hill. Tho determined old fellow
trudged along the highway with bis burden.
Jeered at by the children, and an object of
general interest to the passers-by. Upon
reaching home Gad ty carried his load up to
the front portico. He remarked to his vme
that if "that little ox hadn't Icon so darned
obstinate I would have put him in the cart and
drawn him alonr homo, too." Gaddy is tho
father of twenty-one children, of whom there
are two pairs of twins.- Although seventy
years nf ago, ho Is regarded ns the nv st pow
erful man in this county.Lumjcrdjii (A'. C.)
Sliecitil to L'hieaijn Time'.
The State Agricultural Department
of Noi t'i Carolina has been experiment
in!; in the cultivation of jute with the
moit satisfactory results.
Three Distinguished Confederate (Jen
erals. Tho following is an extract from Jef
forson Davis's memoirs :
When Gon. Albert Sidney Johnston
reached Richmond he called upon mo,
and for several days at various intervals
we conversed with the freedom and con
fidence belonging to the close friendship
which had existed between us for many
Tears. Consequent upon a remark made
by me, he asked me to what duty I
would assign him, and when answered
in the West, he expressed his pleasure at
service in that section, but inquired how
he was to raise his command, and for
the first time learned that he had been
nominated and confirmed as a General
in the army of the Confederacy,
t,en. nooert is. jee had been com
missioned by tho State of Virginia as
Major-General and commander of her
army. When the army was transferred,
after the accession of Virginia to the
Confederate States, he was nominated to
bo a Brigadier-General in the Confed
erate army, but was left, for various rea
sons, in command of tho forces in lr
ginia. After the seat of Government
was removed from Montgomery to Rich
mond the course of events on the South
cm Atlantic coast induced me to direct
Gen. Lee to repair thither. Before leav
ing he said that while he was serving in
Virginia he bad never thought it needful
to inquire about his rank, but now, when
about to go into other States and meot
officers with whom he had not been pre
viously connected, he would like to be
informed upon that point. Under recent
laws authorizing appointments to higher
grades than that of his first commission
he had been appointed a full General t
but so wholly had his heart and mind
been consecrated to the public service
that he had not remembered, if he ever
knew, of his advancement.
In November, 18C1, reports becamo
current that the enemy wero concen
trating troops west of the Valley of the
Shenandoah with a view to "descent
upon it. Tho vigilant, enterprising and
patriotic soldier, Gen. T. J. Jackson,
whose steadiness under fire at the battle
of Manssaas had procured for him tbe
sobriquet of "Stonewall," was then on
duty as District Commander of tho
Shenandoah Valley. He was a West
Virginian, and, though he had not ac
quired the fame which subsequeutlv
shed luster upon his name, he possessed
a well-deserved confidence among the
people of that region. Ever watchful
and daring in the discharge of any dutv,
ho was intensely anxious to guard his
beloved mountains of Virginia. This,
stimulating his devotion to tho general
welfare of the Confederacy, induced him
to desire to march against the enemy
who had captured llomncy. On tho
20th of November, 1861, he wrote to the
ar Department, proposing an expedi
tion to Itomnpy. in Western Virginia.
It was decided to adopt his proposition.
indorsed by the commander of the de
partment, ana, lurtner to insure suc
cess, though not recommended in the
indorsement, his old brigade, then in
tho army of the Potomac, was selected
as a part of the command with which
he was to make the campaign.
A Tale of Three Cities.
Miriam Mclntyre stood idly bolide
fauteutt in the parlor of her father's
stately residence on Beacon Hill, Bos
ton. She was a tall, fair girl, with the
pale, rose-tinted complexion that one
sees so often in women of gentle birth
and proud lineage, and a lithe, willowy
figure, every feature of which was set
off to perfection by the simple morn
ing wrapper of soft gray cloth cut cn
irmcesse, with a Pompadour waist and
a double row of plaiting down the front.
the bottom of the skirt being ndicvedby
a narrow trimming ot red, while at her
snowy throat nestled a blush rose she
stood out a beautiful picture against the
dark background of the room in which
the shadows of approaching night were
rapidlv darkening. One could see by
Vie calm, joyful smile that now and then
flitted across her face each flit being a
complete act in itself that her thoughts
were of a pleasant nature. In three
short weeks she would bo a happy bride,
wedded to a man in whoso love her
whole life was centered. While thus en
gaged in rosy meditation some one
knocked at the door.
" Come in," said Miriam.
A boy entered the room and handed
her a paper. She looked at it closely.
ll was published in uieveiand.
" V ho could have sent it!" she said to
herself. The boy had gone.
Opening the pages of the paper het
eyes were attracted by an article headed
"Matrimonial." She read, at first care
lessly, and then with ever-increasing in
tercst, her eyes fixed upon the print with
a wild look. At length she save a
shriek of horror and fell senseless on the
hat she had been reading was an
account of the marriage of her betrothed,
He had basely deserted hor.
The girl's fchriek brought her mother
to the room, and the unconscious form
was borne away to bod.
The next morning her hair had turned
Beatrice Malone stood in tho parlor of
her father's home in Chicago. Her
complexion and dress were all right,
same as tho other girl's. A boy came
in nnd handed her a paper. She looked
around for a fauleuil, but the chamber
maid was bumping the dust out of it in
the back yard. Beatrice decided not to
faint. The paper contained an account
of tho marriage of the man to whom she
was betrothed. She gazed at the print
with a wild look, and saying softly to her
self, "I was afraid that sucker would get
away." began eating an apple. The
noise brought her brother to the room.
She handed htm the paper.
The next morning, after the faithless
lover came back from Cleveland, his
eyes turned black and blue and his nose
was spread all oyer his face.
He had seen her brother. Chicago
Salvini seriously wounded the actor
wh was playing Cnisin to his Othello,
in Philadelphia, by accidently stabbing
him with a sword in the scene of the
Some Amusing Blontlcrs.
We do not know whether the reoipi
Bnt of the following letter felt amused or
enraged on reading it. It was written
by a Buckinghamshire farmer to a dis
tinguished scientific agriculturist, to
whom he felt under obligation for intro
ducing a variety of swine: "Respected
Sir: I went yesterday to the fair at
A -. I found several pigs of your
species. There was a great variety of
beasts ; and I was greatly astonished at
not seeing you there." We must im
agine this to have been written in an off
hand manner, and without much con
sideration ; as also another, by an illiter
ate farmer, wishing to enter some ani
mals at an agricultural exhibition, when
he wrote as follows to the secretary of
the society: "Enter me also for a Jack
ass. I have no douot whatever oi gain
ing a prize."
A very slight stretch of imagination is
required to depict tho amazement oi
that inquisitive old gentleman, of a
botanical turn of mind, who inquired of
tho gardener in one of tho public places
of promenade: "Pray, my good man,
can you inform mo if this particular
plant belongs to the 'Arbutus' family r"
when he received for reply: "Xo, sir:
don't; it bolongs to the Corpora-
" This same remark applies to
ambitious vounz lady, who was
talking very earnestly about her favorite
authors, when one of the company in-
quired if she liked Lamb. With an in-
dignant toss of the head, she answered,
that she "cared verv little about what
she ate, compared" with knowledge."
Doubtless tho party who put the ques
tion felt more amused by tho answer
than tha parish priest did, who, observ
ing an Irish girl at play on a Sunday,
accosted her with: "Good-morning,
daughter of the Evil One;" when she
m notion nil nil tirifinH.mftrninfr fn-tliM."
ftlanv an amusin? mistake lias been
. . . . . .
mado by people hard of hearing. We
are told that a certain Dean of wy was
once at a dinner, when just as the cloth
was removed the subject of discourse
happened to be that of extraordinary
mortality among lawjers. "we have
1 A , , J - . 1 . 1 L . 1 . . .Unn
lUSli, BalU a geuueujuu, uui less buau
seven eminent barristers in as many
months." The Dean, who was very
deaf, rose just at the conclusion of these
remarks and gave tho company grace :
For this and every other mercy, make
us devoutly thankful." On another oc
casion, at a military dinner in Ireland,
the following was on the toast-list:
May the man who has lost one eye in
the glorious service ot his oeiovcn coun
try never see distress wnn tne otner.
But the person whose duty it was to
read tho toast accidentally omitted tho
important word "distress," which com
pletely chanced the sentiment and
causod no end of merriment.
Another instance may be ouoted, if
only to show how careful people should
be in expressing themselves on public
occasions. A church in South London
had been ereetod, when a dinner was
eriven. at tho conclusion of which tho
health of the builder was proposed,
when he rather enigma' ically replied
that he was "more fitted for tho scaffold
than for public speaking."
On the other hand, some mistakes,
although amusing, aro not altogether
complimentary. Few, for instance,
would care to indorse an observation'
which fell from the lips of a gentleman,
after gazing some time at the skeleton
of a donkey, and admiring and wonder
ing at the structure of that despised an
imal. "Ah," said he, " we are fearfully
and wonderfully made." Equally as
good was that of the treenhorn who at
a menagerie was particularly interested
in a baboon. Several persons were pres
ent, one of whom expressed the opinion
that it was a lower order oi the human
speoies. This so nettled the country
man that he immediately exclaimed:
Pooh, pooh! he's no more human
species than we bo." .
The late urd iansdowno used to re
late that when, after Turner tho paint
er s death, he went to tho artist s house
on a foggy morning, in the hope of get
ting a peep oi his reserved works, tne
old woman in charge, looking np through
the area railings, took him for the cat's
meat man, and bawling up, told him he
needn't come again, as the cat bad died
the day before." Chambers s Journal.
Types have an expressiveness of thoir
own and can bo made to spoan plainly
onniMrh unt.hnm nntt.in(T thptn nta fnrmn.1
"., .- r
wuius u umy bio "uij ouu m nj-ui,
.1 I 1 l. .... awa rvMln r At ..n ,n , h n Mrvh,
fihanA. Tha followine coniod from the
L - . D, . ...
St. Louis Jiepubiican, win make this
very plain to every Teader, nothing but
the ordinary symbols in common use be
ing employed to tell the story oi the
three worthies. It will be seen that it is
wholly unnecessary to say that tho old
girl in tho middle is in a condition of per
plexity, aouot nnu general anxiety,
which is perfectly natural, considering
how hard it must be to make herself ac
ceptable at one and the same time to the
very glum man on her right and the ex
ceedingly jolly fellow on nor leu :
ft 1 1
This is one of the numerous results of
.Tnnanpcn art and skill. Tho paper is
ricn and generous in color and charm-
ins in design. Some have wonderful
bits of detail, amidst a mass of sug
gested form and foliage ; others show
more than a suspicion oi European in
fluence. One of the latest specimens
has all the familiar features of the best
old Spanish leather, but accentuated in
a manner both novel and characteristic.
Whether drawn, however, from their
resources or elaborated on accepted
forms, they are peculiarly adapted for
interior decorations, such as dados, en
trance halls, staircases, etc. From their
variety, both in design and color, they
can also be used with fine effect in many
other places. Apart from its value as a
decorative ageni, Japanese - leather
paper possesses in a large degree the
desirable quality of durability, and in
this respect thoroughly deserves its
name, being practically indestructible
when once fixed on a wall.
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY., - -
Tho Journal of Chemistry cries out,
against athletic training, and says that
diseases of stomach, heart and veins are -'
usually brought on by that system of de
velopment. ' "- i
Tha lloval Agricultural. Society of t
Ireland has resolved to institute a travel
ing dairy during the coming summer, ti'
demonstrate in different districts tho
best modes of butter making, etc. ' '
Mr. Pierre Veron, in a recent Kt .
licle on "The Age of Adulteration,", re-.;.
lates that a wine merchant, giving death
bed Injunctions to his son, said: "AKU
ways bear in mind thatwinomay .be
made with anything even ( with a maU
ancholy smile) grape juice." j , . ,
! Sir Wyville Thompson has estimat-,
ed that the pressure upon a man's body
at a depth of 12,000 feet beneath-the vi
surface oi the sea would De equal to tne
weight of twenty locomotives, each with
a good train loaded with pig-iron. ,.( m.j
Viewed solely in relation to health,
the best air for a man to broathe- is bd- "
lieved to be that which is found about, if
1.200 feet above tho sea level. It is,,,.
more invigorating and more conducive
to long life than either tho higher or tho
lower altitudes. - ' " L
A valuable discovery of telluridodre 3
has been recently made at the head of, i'
Johnson's Gulch, east, of town, says tho j
Silver Cliff (Colo.) Gazelle, a large vrirt
having been opened in the opening of a: "
tunnel site located bv two gentlemen of u
the Cliff. Both walls at e of granite,
about twelve feet apart, while, thoivciu
stone is feldspathic in character, arid .
threaded with thin scams of tellurite, M
worth near the surface about $100, per.m
-It is not Ponerallv known that milk
is not only a good solvent of quinine; but)
that it also dUguises its bitterness., A. l
.. . v. . .
wnter in a medical lournai states mat
one grain of the sulphate be dissolved in
an ounce oi mtlK the solution is scarcely
perceptibly bitter. A doso of five grains'
may be taken in two ounces, ot milk
without rendering it unpleasant, and."
taken in a tumblerful of miiK the bitter
. I A.n4l,na. ......Ann
ucss uintiupunis. auuuiui ouicuti riv.i
commends the use oi a solution oi qui- .
nine in glycerine, in me proportion oi
one grain to one dram, the dose to be
taken in a wine-glassful of milk
The Mekarsla engine is about to be
lniroauceu ior Bireet rtiuroiius in mi
gland. It can be used in combination
J J ?1 J. 1..
with a car or separately. J his locouio-.
tive weighs about feven and a halt tons,
and consists of cylindrical steel reservoirs
that are charged with air at a pressure
of 350 pounds to the square inch before
starting, a special regulating apparatus,
and ordinary cylinders and driving gear, i (
The air passes through a reservoir of hot (
water ana steam to mo regulator, arm -thence
to the cylinders. The heat thus ", I
imparted to the air increases its volume.!
and prevents the freezing of moisture ill
the exhaust passages. Vv hen this engine "
is working there is no noise, and there is., j
the further and obvious advantage of an
absence of smoke. This type of motor
has been in successful operation in ;
Nantes for about two years. - ,
PITH AND POINT. , ; a
Young man, take a wife, for now is r
the spring tie 'em of life. Wlntehall
Times. ' '.' . i'.
Fogg says his sister Ann will talk
culture till he falls asloep. Ho says shot
is a sort oi Ann tcstttetic. nosion Tran- y
" It's easy enough, after you get;
your nana in," was the reply .oftue trr
criminal with the fetters on ms wriHt.-j
" This is very like a whale,"- as" the""'
school boy said when he received m )
merited castigation from the teacher- ,;j
aomervtue Journal. . , ,, ,
A New York man has discovered1 ah' '
" invisible soap." It is the same article ;!l
that small boys have used in their morn
ing ablutions from tho most,, jcbiote
periods. heiu Haven Register.
Said Fogg, smarting under i thef
hands of the barber: "I wish vou were
where your razoris." "Where is that P"-1
asked the tonsorial artist. MUnddi.(ii
ground," replied Fogg, with a sjnap.
"What luck did yon have fishing,''' 1
BreckenridgeP" asked a Galveston gen-riris
Mnman nf A. WAll-lrnnwn imnpniinioaq
i,rni.t.nr wbr. owas vrehnrW. "SriW""'!
di(jj while I was out on .the wharf vm
. . s.v. a .
iweniy uiuu wuu uuis civue.u tvwuv iiuu.-i.,
I . . T ... . . " -
to collect money." uaiveston Hews. . .
., . . ... ,r.,."Lt
The female plaintiff in a Western
divorce suit was asked, upon taking tno'-''
stand and prior to being sworn, if she ,-
believed in a future life : "I used to,',' .
she answered j "but since IwasKmaV- u
ried I've had all the nonsense taken Out i ni
jfme." lirooKlyn Jiagle. i:r-.
Carljle and the New England CIrl.
I recall the uproarious mirth' 'with'010
which he and Mrs. Carlyle used to .f ret I
count tho incidents of a visit they had
received from a young New Kngland
woman, and describe the earnest," devont
homage her credulous soul had ronderpd
him. It washer first visit abroad, and
sho supposed poor thing! that tlioso
taraous European writers and talkers,
who so dominated her fancy at a dis-.i
tance, really meant all they said, were as,
innocent and lovely in their lives as' in'
their books ; and she no sooner crossed
Carlyla's threshold, accordingly,-, than, nT
her heart offered its fragrance to bim
as liberally as the flower opens to'the-'1
sun. And uanyie, tne inveterate coin-.;
edian, instead of being humbled to ttJio., (J
uusi oy tne reveiauun which bucu ihv
plicity suddenly Dashed upon ht.
upon hi owir"'.
eyes of his essentially dramatic genius , ,;,
and exploits, was irritated, " vexed and.
outraged by it as by a covert insult.'' " " JI
His own devout soul had never risen j
to the contemplation of himself as tho ;.Tj
priest of a really infinite 8anctity,'auI '
when this clear-eyed barbarian, looking ' I
past him to the substance which .,ln-,,,
formed him, made him feci himself, for
the moment the transparent, mask or
unconscious actor he was, his gelf ooh-.
sciousness took the alarm. She sat, the
breathless, silly little maid, between Unread
and Mrs. Carlyle, holding a hand of i rjA
each, and feeling tho while her antici
pations of Taradiso on earth so mot in
this foolish encounter that she could not
speak, but barely looked the pious rap
ture which filled her soul. Henry Jam'x,
in Vie Athmlic.