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JNEWS AND ' NOTES.
both obtained frohl the Mexican Govern
hWIj th8 concessions asked for by them and
Wi'iWWU their way 'home., ', ; , i
at I ! ' . .. i .. ' .'
riiE elovenlh annual Convention of
C!rfflfSOt8nan; Suffra jro Association
opened at Boston, Mass., on -the 20th, Mrs.
Elizabeth Gdy Stanton presiding.
TuEjicody, construction of . the Ar
kansas' extension of the" Texas & St. Louis
Xarraw-cauce Jtailroad. from Texm-knun tn
m Ul.yi.iMld to Le a fixed faet.
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wr ..AN QfBi'ia estimate of tho grain crop
In Nebraska -11 10,y (00,000 bushels, nn in
jwemM'er last year's crop of about 30 per
cent. The wheat crop alono is estimated at
5"shols;-witoh is 'a gain of about
Borrcnt.? c " ; ;
ffOTrj-Kir Most, editor of the Iondon
Socialistic orgautlt'e; I-yeiheil, arrcbtcd ou a
charge of incitih!;t6 'murder,' haS been tried
mid found guilty by a Jury, but recommend
c-tyjiwcf yUt tUa-giound thutte is a for
clfe,Cd Cf' Ji.'Zi
The Swedish Government is becom
ing alarmed and contemplates legislation' in
view of the emigration, which is assuming
Tcihe prdportionsof tn exodti. "Several coun
ties are practically : denuded of the able
botodnhalittants, . . . f
fiJ. A. Willjamsun, Commis
Biofier of llie GeneraT Iind-offiee, has ten
dered his, resignation, for tho purpose of ac
cepting' flie 'appointment of Onersl Lnnd
C'ummisioncr fur tho Atlantic itl'acitioHail
1UvMiIfti!tAtch1iion, Topeka & Santa Fe
branch of that road. ....
THEfViiginia town elections, held on
the 2(ThV re!ulfpd generally In the defeat of
the Itepublicans and Kciidjustersby the reg
xilar Dcmomits. The friends of Mahone
Vulatm thai tbeso local elections were not so
fiBilsly oontestcd, and afford no criterion of
the relative strength of the two parties, ,
YVm United States -Treasurer has no
of 5-pcr-Jent. bonds that no
1 fwlbor continmine'o of 5s at 3 1-2 per cent.
!,rVnn be allowed, as the limit has'hecn reached.
"'ti'Is estimated in the Treasury that the
'"Ajnp'unt of bonds continued at 3 1-2 per cent,
is about $.ViO,000,i)00. Tho bonds not cou
thfii(J jiill bo paid out of tho surplus reve
nift"jl' ' '-. ' ' "
'Vappallinff disaster occurred near
Tondon, Ontario, on the 24lh. The steamer
Victoria; returning from an excursion down
the river, densely laden wi h passengers,
suddenly collapsed, throwing all on board
Into tho rivr, which is at the place of disas
ter about tivolvc feet in depth. Of about
COO persons on board it is estimated that
not less than 1250 .were lost, tho. bodies of
most of them being recovered.
The Executive Committee of tho Iowa
State, Farmers'. Alliance have organized a
Farmers' Protective Association, under the
Incorporation iws of the State, and retained
fjl$ i. 1 Biillor. nf 'MftwunukuaoHa. emtl
Epi, Chester . Cole, ot Des Moines, as
counsel. This, it is said, means a big fkht
against tho barbed-wire patent monopoly,
all negotiations having failed to secure any
modification of prices for barbed wire to
Mb. Caul Schukz has become editor
in-chief of the New York Enentny F.sf,with
Jtar ymneo Whitg, f
f Jtl rtliime, lnd Mr. E.
formerly of the Chicago
L. Godkin, of the A a-
fiott, as associates. AH of these gentlemen
have been prominently identified with the
" Liberal" W Hig of tho Rupublican party,
and it is understood the paper will, as here
tofore, continue an active support of Presi
Ldcnl4irtleld's administration. ' The con
' t roll itig'-interest in the stock of the paper
likewlso passes into the iands of the new
ninnagenieht. -j ; '
Ex-Senatohs Conklino and Piatt,
iTIoiiompliiieil by ViciPreident Arthur and
'Iniimberof other prominent New Yorkpol
. BiiiiaB-H'iirrived at the State capital on the
A jll.J.j'i senior ex-fenator received a'host
of friends during the evening at the Iieievan
House. Among the. callers was it delegation
v Jiom the Albany Grant Chib, who presented
a written address, In which Grant and Conk
ling were extolled as the saviors of the Ke
publican party in the bite Presidential cam
paign, and denouncing Secretary lllaino for
bis alleged malignant warfare upon those,
- i gentlemen and their friends. Mr. Conkling
received tho address, saying he would not be
able, to read it at present.
.Tut? Northwestern River Improve
ment and Canal Convention, at its recent
pension at Davenport, Iowa, adopted rcsolu
lions favoring liberal Government appropri
. aftoiis'fnr a y stein ot cheap transportation
b.v water route, connecting tho Mississippi
Itiver and Its tributaries with the Eastern
Atlantic seaboard and the Gidf of Mexico,
and especially Indorsing the schemo for the
construction of a canal from tho Mississippi
River, on tho most direct and feasible route,
to the Illinois Kivcrat Hennepin, and thence
to the lake at Chicago; also the proposed oes
fdon of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, ond
improvements of the Illinois River, by the
Mite of Illinois; and declaring that the Erie
Canal should be made free of tolls. ,
' The National Cotton Planter's Asso
ciation, at its recent, session at Memphis,
adopted resolutions commending the work
done under the auspices of the Mississippi
River Commission, and requesting of Con
gress a further appropriation of !(2,")0,000 to
tot the outlet system of Lake Borgne, as a
relief against the flood tides of the river;
pledging support and encouragement to
every effort to cheapen the cost of transpor
tation; declaring all combinations or pool -
A. ings of river transportation lines to be inim
" ieal to the planters and not deserving of their
i i'J firtUonnge, and promising support to such
, lines as; arc open to competition; urging
upjm Congress a red net ion of tariff laws, the
elevation of the Agricultural Commissioner
into a Cabinet officer, and the establishment
( , , of experimental farms, etc. Tho following
jfr. were hoen fof- tde ensuing yenir:
President, F. C. Morehead, Mississippi;
Vice-Presidents, II. R. Lucas, Louisiana;
!. RZ Cpckrell, Arkansas; Enoch Kasley,
Tfiuifssee; W. K. Ingersoll, Mississippi;
. 'Thost B. Taylor, Alabama; n. A. Corlcy,
o Florida; W. C. Walsh, Texas; M. MeGeehe,
''North Carolina; A. P. Butler, South Caro-
lina; Secretary, J. II. D. Bowman, Missis
nipi.i: Treasurer, G. M. Klein, Mississippi.
was chosen as the next place
' FERS05AL ANT) GENERAL '
Billy JLEROr and Sam hotter, two
dosperadoe, were lynched by thecU.izeos of
Del Norte, Colo. n Cj,
TjiiE boilar in Risk & Co.'s foundry at
Memphis exploded on tho 21tb, klllinir AY.
U. llaldvr and Edward Jlopklm and seri
ously injuring threo other men.'- The boiler
wag an old one and, it i,s said, known by tlx,
Owners to bd unlit for use. The Covbner'u
Jury declared them culpable for -the dis
aster; ' - - - r. (
. Jefketsson Davis Js visiting in Mon
treal, Canada;? H;Ti i . tf f: ,
I :Tbe jbody ' oj 'liriss.Frank it 11. .Ken
dall, of iladlson.Und.. was drymiitcd at
Washington, l'a., the other day.' The lady
wag well kuown us a writer for various pnb
Ilcations. .! i . .;. , i '
- Robert Lanoiiojrn and Robert Point
started In a tkiff to 'cross the 'river aVLc
Clair, ten miles above Davcnoort. lown.
Thoy bad a keg of beer with thcpi, Jn were
not noticed to bo intoxicated'. Wheri in nild-
rrenm the fWff ptitng teirtcwnr bottarfent
aown t)pfTB hln nnnlil reacli Miuih. ,
.. At . Fayette,.. Miss.,' the five-year-old
son of "Capt. Stephcit"B. RamWe mounted
the balustrade at tho head of the winding
stairs for the purpose of sliding iluwji, when
he lost his balance and went crashing head
long to the bottom,-1ils head striking tho
post at tho foot of the stairs. Nearly every
bone in his body was fractured.
Washington Benson, aged 65, a
wealthy farmer from Midland County, Mich.,
started with his faintly with private convey
ances on a pleasure trip to Iowa, y While in
camp near South Bend, Ind., Mr. Benson
was. leading a spirited stallion 'to water,
when the animal attacked him in a savage
mannor, biting and crushing him to death. '
It is believed the losses incurred
through the failure of Robert A. Baker's
Bank at Fond du Lae, Wis., will aggregate
if?WO,000. Baker, the President, and Bur
roughs, tho ' Cashier, are both uhder arrest.
The city will lose about $10,000, ruining the ;
City Treasurer, C. J. Pierson. Everything
indicates general crookedness on the part of
Baker and Burroughs.
Linton B. Gixokf, Postmaster at
LIn'on, O., has been detected in a systematic
forgery of postal money-orders.. He lad
collected about $l,iW0 from various offices in
Ohio and Pennsylvania before ho was arrest
ed at Altoona, in the latter State, He has
made a full confession.
The business portion of Harrison,
Boone County, Ark., has been almost entire
ly destroyed by Are, said to have been of in
cendiary origin. Total losses about $2o,000,
with but small insurance.
. Ma. Tuomas T. Richards, Treasur
er of the Missouri Zinc Works, a weji-known
and wealthy citizen of St. Louis, commuted
suicido with a revolver in a fit of mental
Commodore Nutt is dead. '
K. L. Sage and II. R. Lott, Jr., of
Floyd, La., had a dillioulty which ended in
Iho death of the latter. J. T. Lott, a brother
of tho murdered man, took part immediately
after tho shooting, and received probably
It is announced that Mr. Morgan,
Minister to Mexico, i to be retained in hi
present position, at leusi limn nexi wiiuer.
At Pittsburgh, . on the 20th, Mrs.
Egler attempted to start a fire with kero-
sencc. when an explosion followed, her
clothes were ignited and then the dwelling,
which was burned to the ground. The hus
band of the unfortunate lady, who set about-
saving bis children, was badly burned about
the face and hands. He forgot one child,
whose charred remains were subsequently
found. . : .". i
The Arkansas Democratic btate
ocutive Committee have Issued an adilresBto
the people of the State setting forth the
points of dispute between the members of
the party on the question of the State's in
debtedness. The address urges harmony in
the party and a united front, in the next
conipaign; that tho debt question shall
not be made a tost of party fealty; and rec
ommends that a constitutional amendment
be submitted by tho next Legislature to, the
people declaring what part of tho debt dial
or shall not bo paid;
A gang of (desperadoes, armed and
disguised, pillaged the store of .7A. Tai
bott, at Mountain Home, Baxter County,,
Ark.: the other night, securing a largo
amount of money from the Bnfc, which they
forced open, besides many valuablo goods.
They then set Are to the premises, which
communicated to some powder stored in the
basement, the explosion of which com
pletely demolished the building. The rob
bers escaped. . ,
The graves of the Confederate dead
at Richmond wero decorated on tho
itith. Business was generally suspended
Visiting comnianderies of Knights Templar
from Boston and Providence deposited
wreaths of flowers and evergreens upon the
StonewallJackson monument. '
' The barn of Andrew Sears, near
West Jefferson, Madison County, O., burned
on tho 2(ith, and four small children of the
owner perished in the flames, lhey had
been playing in the barn and It is supposed
they set it on tiro. .
Tim house,' barn, cora-crib and all
the grain and' hay belonging to John Smith,
Vanccburg, Ky., who was driven from home
by the rcghlitors. recently, were burned on
the2.Mh. ' '
Southeastern Indiana promises a
magnificent peach crop.
One hundred and eighty bodies of
victims of the London (Out.) disaster had
been recovered and buried up to midnight
The cities of Galveston, Houston, Aus
tin, Waco, Dallas, Sherman, Dennlson, Fort
AVortb and San Antonio, Texas, are to be
connected by telephone.
Mu8. William IIardgraves, of liar
mony , Ark., tried the experiment of kindling
her Mtchc.fi firo with powder: yiie bottle
containing It suddenly exploded, killing her
Cavt. A. J. Fritz; a 'well-known lo
cal politician and sporting man of San Fran
cisco, hanged himself o necpunt" of tem
porary financial reverses.
'..A cargo of '28,000 bushelCjhf wheat
was shipped by barges from St. Paul on the
2Sth, billed direct to Liverpool, via Glasgow,
Scotland, f The contract rate is 28 cents a
bushel. The grain will be thoroughly re
Inspccted upon its transshipment at Xcw
Orleans. Much interest is felt in the suc
cess of this experiment, which if successful
will probably ltid J the establishment of an
imnynse direct trite between the grain cen
tefs'otllfe Upper Mississippi and the Old
. i . -- ,. j . w .va ? v
J ames Westaurer's young daughter,
aged l,-llvihg at Markesan.'Wis., poisoned
herself with strychnine, becauso her father
had forbidden tho liousd to. her lover, Daniel
""""raj:. ged 18. ., Tho latter, learning of
mo in h ueam, commuted suicido in a sim
ilar ln.iinini . 1
Rkkekrino to lha Mahono movement
in Virginia, a Washington dispatch says the
Pro-ideht and Sen-clary Rlttin have both
.taken, very positive grounds against any sort
of coalition which would in tho least Im
pair thcvltnpublicaa' organisation, of that
State.1 vThoy.want that organization kept
Intact, aud the straight-out Republicans as
sure thorn that any fusion with the Read
justee will split the Republican party In
A telegram from 'St., Juhn, N-J..
says Eli Martin, Napoleon Martin and Jamoi
Bouchard, breaking a Jam qf logs on Fish
River, wero carried over the falls and
Mormon missionaries whoave been
trying to make proselytes in Germany arer to
crowned King of Scrvia, in accordance With
the agreement with Austria. , v.
Henry Graft, a Gorman, went Into
a Chicago saloon and drank a pint of whisky.
Ho then closed a wager with tho barkeeper
that he could drink a quart of whisky beforo
leaving the bar. He accomplished this feat
la a few minutes, but upon turuiug round
to walk out, fell dead. -
The Executive orders recommended
by the Commissioner of Internal Rcvenu
have. been signed by tho President, trans
ferring the Indian Territory from tho Fifth
Collection District of Missouri to that of
Kansas, and remodeling tho three collection
districts of Texas sons to conform to the
The new Jail at Tyler, Texas, ' was
suddenly vacated by all the prisoners the
other night, they having In some manner ob
tained keys to tho doors. , At last accounts
none of them bad boon recaptured. !
jhe I'ramjurler Zeilung has again
been prosecuted for disrespect to Bismarck,
and Its editor scnfcuiccd to one month's Im
prisonment. ' ......
A" Denver & Rio Grande freight train,
suddenly rounding a curve near Granite,
Cold., crashed into the caboose of a con
struction train, containing twenty men, kill
ing one and injuring ten others.
Jay Gould has organized a mam
moth express company, to compete with the
Adams and American Express Companies.
A consolidation has been effected, It is said,
between the United States Express Company
running from New York to tho West and the
Union Pacific Company, which monopolizes
all the business on the several lines of the
Union Pacific Railroad.
Cuuz Dominic was hanged at Ba-
kcrsfleld, Cal., May 27, for the murder of
Francisoo Cunco. He died protesting his
innocence. John B. Douglass was hanged
at-,yirgli)ia City on tho same day, for the
murder of Mrs. Alice Earp.
It is reported that Prof. Riley will be
reinstated by Dr. Lorlng in his old place as
Entomologist of the Agricultural Depart
Volney V. Smith, of Arkansas, United States
Consul at St. Thomas.
Judge Crozier, of the District Court
of Leavenworth, Kansas, has rendered a de
cision in the case of a druggist charged
with violation ' of tho Prohibito
ry law, to the effect that
the law is unconstitutional, inasmuch
as it undertook to prohibit tho
sale of . articles which tinder the
amendment it could only regulate,
and that the act was further in contravention
of the Constitution because it undertook to
confer judiciary powers upon the Probato
CourU , . ' s
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The Collier White Lead-works at St
Louis burno d on the 28th. More than 100 men
were employed. Loss estimated at $ 150,000;
partly Insured. Two men were run over by
hose-reels, one of whom, unknown, died
soon after. Louis Cohen, a newspaperman
dropped dead on the sidewalk while run
ning to the fire.
It was reported on the 28th that the
President bad determined to suspend the
Treasury olliclals who have been connected
with the misdeeds of the Custodian's office
iN'Woodruff County, Ark., recently,
a boy named Bennle Johnson, seven years
old, was attacked by a couple of vicious dogs
lie tried to run, but the brutes quickly over
took him and knocked him down, lacerating
his 'flesh in a shocking manner and causing
his speedy death. The dogs then dragged
tho dead boy somo fifty yards to the edge of
a thicket where they ate off one ear, the
greater part of the face and devoured a con
siderable portion of the body.
The jury in the case of Edward B
Rickard, accused of tho murder of Mrs
Senna Wilson, ot St. Louis, returned a ver
dict of murder in the first degree.
Two boys, aged respectively 10 and
13, sons of a prominent farmer named Wil
liains, of Miller County, Ark., undertook to
fill a burning lamp during the temporary
absence of their parents. While thus en
gaged the oil ignited, exploding the lamp
and setting fire to the clothing of the boys.
The eldest ran out of the house into the
open air and was burned to death before as
slstance could be procured. The youngest
was not expected to live.
Edward Dezendorf, a compositor,
residing in Brooklyn, X. Y., shot bis wife.iu-
flicting a mortal wound, and then killed him
self. He had been drinking much of late,
and had frequent quarrels with his wife
At Taylor's Creek, Ark., Wm. New-
som, a drunken desperado, ordered a col
ored Baptist minister named Latimer to
kneel and pray, and shot him for refuing to
do so. Latimer is old and almost helpless,
hence the assault occasions great lndigna
tion. Newsom gave bail and fled.
The boiler of a Nashville & Chatta
nooga locomotive exploded the other day.
Fireman Charles Handcman was blown fifty
yards and Instantly killed. A piece of Iron
weighing nine pounos was thrown a half
mile and struck J. C. Finch, Car Inspector
of the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia
Railroad, causing instant death.
Five young ladies and gentlemen
were suddenly taken sick at Sailor Springs,
near Flora, ill., the other day. It is sup
posed they were poisoned by drinking lem
onade In which acid had been used as a sub
tllute for lemons. One of theTiarty lies in a
critical condition and the others are vervslck
front its effects,
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du. Niidilnlv CoIIhpwji jtuil HtHk.- Orthe
I'ltm-iiKM- .ton ll:iril .i-ai l.v U.-JO
Are Di'on nnl - (J r it' 'le.iitt.. Hit A.I-li-Beil
('nun of the Trrrtlilff Ai(cnt.
' , ' Losooj?, Ont, May 21.'"
Tin oventnjf at fix O'clock tho steamer Vic
toria, with over U00 excursionists oit board,'
was returning from Sprlnji Hunk, and when
near tho I'ovo Hallway bridtffc, one mllo below
this city, tho boat suddenly collapsed like an
Kg shell and becamo a tdt.il'Wreuk, level with
the water's edo. . All the pivs-fenifors were la
stantly plunped into the stream, more than
half of thom beinjf underneath tho debris. ;
The flint news which reached tho ltv vm
..brought by survivors, who struggled through
ireota wet Rim weary, '
' The news foil like a thunderbolt, and a
stnmpede took place for tho spot. Arriving
there a terrible slifht met the view. Fifty or
sixty bodies had already boon recovered and
wore lying on thojreon sward somo distanoe
up the bank.
;"- Thosearrivlns from tho city from every di
rooiioo browdod around, anxious to sen if n
relatives wore on board., Kovarni
famlllea were .rVuJrfcsenteJ on ihn PTrnNion
heartrending'. Fathers, mothers, brothers and
sisters rushed about pahle-stricken, endeavor
ing to identify rolatives.
By seven o'Qlook about eighty bodies were
recovered from under the wreck, whoro tho
water was twelve feet In depth. Almost ev
ery minute some victim was brought to th
surface and conveyed to the boat.
The steamer Princess Louiso wai early
brought to the spot and tho victims placod on
the upper decks. Flroi were lit on thQ bank
ovorlookln? the river, and petroleum toruhe
were broueht and tho soaroh continued,
r All is in the deepest oonfnsloU. The news
paper stalls, like all elso, Are sadly demoral
ised, all having frlend9 Involved In tho calam
ity. The whole city seoms almost demented
tO-nltrM, i I : ' ; i).f
The aooldent was entirely due to gross care
lessness. The boat was overcrowded to a dis
graceful extent. The manager, Georno Parish,
was expostulated with by several at. Spring
Bank, and urged not to let the boat go out In
that overcrowded condition, but he is reported
to have repliod. "All right, I know my busi
ness." or something or that sort. - t
Mr. Samuel Utowart. a stove merob tnt. one
of those who protoUed, left the loat at Spring
Hank with his tamily. Several hundred more
remained there, unable to got passage, and
had to walk home, n distanoe of four miles,
to-night, no conveyance of any kind being
x LATE It. '
Londow, Ont., May 25. ;
tip to the present time (10:30 p. m.)2 W bodies
lave been recovered. It is believed thoro are
several yet beneath the wreck.
how thk AoorniNT (Kvunnr.n. '
About four o'clock in the nftornoon tho Vic
toria, of tho Thames Navigation Company's
line, sinned from tho dock on her fourth and
her last trip for tho day, with a large load of
passengers of all ages, variously estimated. at
from 400 to 6oJ. All wont , well on tho down
trip, though tho boat was so heavily ladon that
she shipped water In small quantities occa
sionally, when a orowd would happon to surge
to any partioular side.
On tho return trip, when more than half
way home, a slight commotion on the boat,
said by some to have boon the plavful pranks
of a number of youths ou the lower deck,
and by others ascribed to the boat striking
On a snag, onused the crowd, out of curiosity,
to rush to tho side, and, as tho side of the bout
sank with additional weight, a volii'iic of
llw lowerecKr wo'lcbTwiis crowl'tiT Willi' Pas
sengers. Instantly tho crowd nn both decks
rushed to the opposite side, and their weight,
together with that of the water shipped by the
boat, caused it to lurch In the opposite direc
tion. Thenltwns that the disaster occurred.
The side of the boat sank in the water lo the
depth of one or two feet, nnd while th crow t
of people on the lower deck were stiuggling to
save UiomselvcH from s.ipping down into ib'.
river, tho stanchions supporting the uppo
deok suddenly gave way,- and tho who e
structure, with its load of human b3ing, cauie
down on tboso who werebolaw, crush In them
on the deck and rendering escapo ont of the
question. . . .
ItU Impossible to describe the seme thiit
followed. Tho boat continued to settle on it
sido dooper into tho water, taking with I1
many of tho passeng.'rs who wero sttmnnd by
the fall ot theuppor deck, and wore unah.e
to holp themselves Scores sank In the Watnr
Ithout nn effort, while many others, who
wero procipltatcd Into the river unhurt, rent
tho nir with their vain uppenls for that succor
which those pussenners who were safo were
poworless to extend.
Tho utmost exertions were put forth to res.
cue as muny of the drowning ones as possible
and many were saved from a watory grave
As soon as possible help was secured nnd the
work of roooverlng tho bodies from the river
and from the wreck proceeded with. Tho bod-.
ios were placed on tho steamboat Louis as
fast as they were brought up. and then taken
to the company's docks, where the twk of iden
Tho accident occurred at about 11:15, and it
was midnight before tho bodies so far recov
ered were brought back to thft city, flcre a
most heart-rending scene ensi ed. The bodies,
as fast as transferred from the steamer , wera
laid out in rows on tho grass by tho river Sido,
all in their holiday uttire, an I, with tho ajd of
torches, the faces wero ougerly scanned by
hundreds of anxious frtcnis looking for their
A goodly proportion of the drowned are men
in middle lifo, and many are children ot ten'
der yenrs. Many were the walls of sorrow
which. followed tho idenUtlcat on of relatives.
Perhaps it is the mother who discovers her
child, or children a parent. One man was
heard inquiring for four children. As fast as
viurpses were claimed they wero taken in
charge by their friends, Bnd removed to their
A small lad, in his fall Into the water, struck
on the back of Mr. William Ashburg (whose
wife was drowned). Mr. Ashburg folt the ob
ject on his shoulders weigh heavily, and, not
knowing what In was, shook" to free himself
from bis " man of the sen." All to no purpose
however. The little chap hunv on with the
desperation of despair, and Mr. Ashburg was
able to reach the shore more dond than nil vo,
No more dospernte struggle for life ever
took place than that In which Nicholas Wilson
engaged Immediately aftor the disaster; Ap
prehend ng the danger, he told hi newly-
marrlcd wife to cling to the railing, nnd a mo
ment later be found himself floundering in the
water. Btrange to sny, Mrs. Wilson was
thrown directly into his arms and, seklng her
firmly, he struck out for shore. Oh tho way
a strong, big man. overcome with fear, seiied
him by the throat, and hung there for
dear life. The whole thiee must inevita
bly have sunk but for Mr. Wilson's
presence of mind. HeseUedtbe fellow with
his teeth, nnd bit him with all bis force. The
hold was then relaxed, and with weakened
strength, and still bearing his wife in his arms.
heatmgglcd toward the shore. But a few
feot had been passed, however, before ho was
again seized with a vise-like grip by a drown
ing man, and In the struggle he lost his wife.
He reached tho shore exhausted, and looked
about to sec bis wife saved, tn some unac
countable way, by his side. They bpth then
The building improvements in Salt
Laso City for. the coming seasou, it is
estimated, will re:ch tho value of
' r m 1 ' -' " v f Tf T,jt
SCIENCE AND INDUSTKy.
Gen. Beauregard is tho inventor of
me system of traction for propelling cai'a
or other vehicles on land or water which
is used on the San Francisco street cars.
The last applicition of the luminous
paint promises to be a very serviceable
one. - Mr. Browning, the well-known
optician of London, has hit upon the
idea of coating compass dials with the
pigment, so that the, belated traveler
or seaman , need have no fear of losing
his way for want of light.'. ., ' ' ' '
' The electric railway now in success
ful operation at Berlin is six milos in
length. An ordinary tram-car is used,
with a battery concealed between the
wheels, the principal battery being at
the station. A speed of only eighteen
miles au hour was allowed by the author
ities. ..'. .. !.-.,. ,,'
There is a growing interest in rais
ing silk cocoons among American farm-;
ere. The American manufacturers de
cline to buv the raw silk I n wnrh amn!l
growers.-"A new- association, inereiuro,
acts m middlemen, buys thq cocoons,
sorts, and forwards them in grosS. ' A
sure market is thus provided for the
small producors. The price of cocoons
varies with their size and quality, rang
ing irom $i io $o per. ounce. -
A French dootot1 has called atton
tion to a case of illness caused by sleep
ing in a newly papered room, j Upon
examination it was found that the paste
used for attaching ' the paper was in a
state of putrefaction. : Further inquiry
brought tc light other cases of illness,
which were also . traced .to the impure
odor from pasto or size undorgoins
septic change. This change can easily
be arrested by the addition of salicylio
acia, ou of cloves, or any other antisep
tic medium. Most people are familiar
with the unpleasant smell of a newly
papered room, and wheu thev know
that it is sometimes accompanied by ac
tual injury to health they will be careful
to point out the easy remedy to the care
less workman. ' 'hl
Mr. Thomas Meehah, of Philadel
phia, has observed, that thG Yucca
glorioea lias the property of . collecting
moisture on tho outer surface of its flow
ers to such an extent that drops will fall
to tho ground.' In the plant in which
this peculiarity was first noticed, the
whole outside of the flowers was cov
ered with moisture;' it ' accumulated in
drops at the tip of each loaf of the peri
anth, and tho under leaves showed by
their appearance that a dropping ,of
water hatl been going on for somo time.'
Mr. , Meehan could not decide whether
the liquid was an exudation from tho
leaves or had been condensed from tho
atmosphere through some special prop
erty of the plaut, like that which is at
tributed to the rain-treo (Pithecelobium
tanum) of Peru. s s
PITH AND POINT.
Younff ladies are forminrr archorv
clubs for th"o purpose of drawing' tho
bows. N. O. Picayune.' "
wonder; now we mane ugnt or it.
" I find that with light meals my
health improves," said the Esquimaux ;
and down went another candle. Louis
Sitting Bull's daughter is named
Sleepin2 Water. She is evidently no
relation to the water that Chicago peo
ple are drinking just now. Chicago Tri
bune. A little Lowell boy has discovered
why Adam and Eve wera never babies.
It was because there was noooay to take
care of them. Lowell Courier.
This is his first season on a farm, A
and he has planted -ten acres with to
mato-cans. He expects the ground will
produce a heavy crop of canned toma
toes. Philadelphia Chronicle.
Six million people in this country
have bilious attacks in the spring, just
about the time a man can do the best
kind of work with a rake in the back
door yard. Detroit Free Press.
-Some men will act unscrupulously
to get wealth. A Chicago man invented
a mirror that would make , even tno
homeliest woman look pretty, and pur
chasers invariably select one of his mir
rors as tho best.--2?0s0tt Post.
-A -sleeper is one who- sleeps; a
sleener is also a dace where a sleeucr
can sleep; ana a sioeper is, too, a uung
,over which, runs tue steeper in which
ine biocper steeps; so in;iu uio.Bieepcir iu
the sleeper sleeps, while the sleeper
runs on, as well as sometimes leaps off
tho track. Wit and YVusdom.
-The average clerk is rather fast and
lives un to his income. A few days
ago a merchant on liaiveston Avenue
on looking over the books turned over
to the book-keener and said : " I think
we had. better discharge young juc
Smither.' Why, he is ono of the most
nolite and efficient clerks wo haver'
"1 know, put mere musi do someming
wrong about him. Ho never over
draws his account, and I never knew a
clerk to do that before. There is some
thine mysterious about that young man
He will do to watch." sweet's btjcings.
Important Prehistoric Discoveries.
A well-known miner who returned
last Wednesday from the valley of the
Grand Kiver. near the tirana canyon,
about one hundred and twenty milos
northwest of Kokomo, brought several
snecimen8 of ancient pottery and brick
picked up on the site of reported ancient
1UO 1U11ICI A3 evil viu Ati
that pcction, and says that the ruins can
readily be traced there for a space one
hundrea icec long Dy twenty ieeo wiue,
and that they are elevated above the
surface from a foot and a half to two
feet. The brick is of much better qua!
itv than that now manufactured, having
wiiiistooa me elements, pussiuiy, iur
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thousands of years. The people who
lived before the flood may have inhab
ited that country, for all that wo know
to tho contrary. Similar ruins, mainly
circular formations, are found in locali
ties directly in the vicinity - of th" can
vons. which either mark the site ' of an
cient pueblos or forts, or are a singular
freak of nature. The remains of pottery
found in the vicinity seem to point to
the conclusion that they were habita
tions, of which only the traces remain
Kokomo Colo.) Times.
Plunmorpitld to tho Spring: "What a won
derful thing . ,
It is to bring in so much sweetness and
I nm sure that to yon my blossoms iiro duo.
And lleell urn taking your place, ,, ..
"I never can blush but I think of your Hush:
And tho oyes of tho tlowors at evening aro
i , ' , wet; . "
Thore was somothingso fair in your Inno
cent nir .. i . ;
' That your going wo can but rogrct."
' Vou'bcantlfui Comor,' said Poring to tho
Summer, ' '
" 1 lived out my life but to brighten your
;way: , , .....
I heard tho buds swelling, nnd could not help
, For 1 know you would see them some day.
".It, Was 'only my. duty. 'to' bring' you 'tho
. . : lioaitiv, ; ;
And to help one another is lesson for all:
And perhaps you'll bo willing, your mission
To leave somothlng to brighten tho Fall."
lim U V. U liilun, in Walc-Awiilse,
"Iid'IIe give lis iho beautiful stdrk above,'-1 '
On the chimney-to,), with its larjio ,touud
nestV ' UutUeU). -
"No, not Mio stork; by Cod In Heaven., 'A
As a blessing, tho dear whlto' slorlc wus
"No house so blcss'dd its' that wherdbn
thd Whito stoi'k has built its nest,'' says
tho voice of tho people who livo in llol?
land, Germany, aud the regions of tho
Northland; ''and nothing else brings
the benediction of peace and domestic
joy that the dear white tork doe's, for
it sheds ovef the household something
of its. own spirit,". ,) I, ,) ( ., .:, .
. Fnf backiutuedaysoif ancient Greece,
when Priam was King of Troy, and' tho
beauty of Helen was rous'ng the Nation
to war, .Juno, tho jealous goddess, is
said 'to have changed a sister of the
.King into a while stork because she
boasted of , her beauty, but knowing
that she was as lovely mentally as phys
ically, allowed her to retain all her
amiable qualities, i Whether this js the
reason of the stork's virtues or not wo
cannot tell, but in all the countries of
the Old World it is regarded with an
ail'gction, bordering on .veneration.
Even in the language of the ancient
Hebrews we find the word used for
stork signifying "pious" or "blessed."
. Early in the spring of, 1880 a pair of
newly-wedded storks flow over the;
town of Lowenberg, Germany, to lind a
suitable home for their summer house
keeping. Those who saw them used
every art to attract1 them to their
houses, but in vain. Even the Mayor,
or .Burgomaster, failed to cutico them
to settle on his handsome house, where
the chimney seemed to havo been built
on purpose for a stork's nest. Tho
stork husband'saw this at a fflancc, and.
ambitious to begin, lifo under tho mofct
favorable circumstances, ho said to his
Wife, in tones ouito positive:
"We will build hero, my dear! thero
is no place liko it in the whole, town.,",
But the stork wife replied even moro
mVuTOc. WYirT imai'iuo fair aaiitty
children annoyed from day to day by
tho rattling of carts over the stones, the
shouts of noisy boys on their way to
school, and on Sundays the ringing of
bells. No. no. it would never do. 1
have found a most delightful spot,
shaded from the hot sun by the bioad'
leafed linden-tree, and far removed
from noise and confusion. There we
can rear our little family in seclusion,
and scud out into tho world storks that
will bo an honor to it. Where is it?
On tho top of the barn at tho cross
roads; not another : such place for a
stork's nest in tho whole rc"-ion."
"Just as you say, my dear," said his
storkship; "111 bring the sticks ui-
Slowly tne nest went up. .thick, vy
stick, selected by tho stork husband
with great care, and broiij,nt irom
hedj-e and forest and orchard, until tho
nest was completed, the last stick hav
ing been properly laid, and Mrs. Stork
settled herself with a satisfied air and
began housekeeping. In a few days
circra were to bo seen in the nest; beau
tiful eggs all mottled with yellow. Now
Mrs. Stork took no more long (lights
not even to scO what her friends -were
doing but she busied herself at homo
sitting upon the eggs-to keep thorn
warm. Three weeks passed by iu pa
tience, and thou ono morning tne goott
creature was delighted by tho sound of
vouno- storkWngs under her wings, chat-
i - -.1. i.i- tail- i l,o
ieiinfr WltU LUUir hiaio uuiiiva ui umuui-
bles,Dand tho stork papa and stork
mamma did nothing but wait upon
Summer days drew near before tho
storklings could fly. lhc air was
parched and heated, and tho barn had
become as dry as tinder; if there could
only bo a shower they would have
strencth to trv their wings.
O i. how cian l .am to see mat
cloud!" said the stork mamma, as a
littlo shadow floated above tho western
horizon; 'all rav llcdgclingS need is a
shower, and then tney win ny to-morrow."
Larger and darker grew the storm
cloud, until at last tho whole sky was
covered. From the north burst sharp
ila-shes of lightning that shot across the
heavens, .cutting the darkness of the
clouds as with a knifo; then the thun
der beL'an to roll in its grand monotone
over the world; but the littlo storks
were not afraid, for had not their
mother said this was just what was
needed, and was she not flying over
their heads telling them what it all
meant, and picturing to them the uc-
lio-ht they would feol when once they
found themselves upborne by tho
dreamy, delicious air in the first ecstacy
of flying. ,.
Suddenly there camo a crash, a
blinding light aud deafening shock, al
most stunning the bravo mother bird
oarinw go tenderly for her children; and
when she recovered her consciousness
it was to see (lames kindling ou tho
barn, that would burn liko tinder, and
her storklings would bo burned to death
in the heat.
' Wilhont a second's pause to consider
what might bo done, she plunged into
the (lames and brought out one of ber
children in her beak. She Hew to a
meadow near by, where a little brook
trickled over a pebbly bed, and, laying
her burden under the overhanging al
ders, she flew back for auoher. This,
too, she brought to the meadow and
laid by. tho side of its' brother."' 6Sa
more remained; she must Hasten x
rescue; but, , alas! justjnd ahan:)u.si
the blazing barn she saw tho "nest, mul .
tho littlo stork fall through thd 'rod! in-'-'
to tho firo below. A crowd of spcofiiiw
lators had now gather! -aronml, and
every heart slootlsUU whePjiSo mother
stork again plunged into the crackling
flames add smoke. for her phild; ) ,;?
Slowly she arose the third-time. 'with ,
something in ' her"bea.k but' libw' WcM
flew slowly and heavily, as if ilio .was d
weary, and took her way. to the mead- ,
ow brook again, left it with its profiler '
and sister, and the papti h'ving'6vcrh!at''
to guard thom; then, 'shy wift f)UU!m(
distance farther and stretched lier.sj.di
ou tho ground, 'cruelly burned '"
The littlo brook rippled tml inur-tfi
mured, the, breeze iblqwini from Qkv
west, but none of these things hidVow
cr to ease tho sufferings of thb hnimh
oirti wno had risked her., lifo for,, Uiri.
children. . . '
Tho Burgomaster, passingT V8 way
TO "It" infflSC nf-mid 'V(i;V"4'"n1,
should bo nursed ami' Vtired lifdi'.'TfThtirt
host if physician in pwqbprg ..wiis,
scut for; Jh?, children employed ail
their spare mphionts'' in ''hatching Wide
and frogs fof tha 'iflvalidjwTolden-jJuuX
brought soft linen to Ircss (ho ''Un'tt
with, whilo tho',Burgomaslci'''miiisclr'
Irovo up every morning w ax ".ymri
her. . ..j j ,:i V rf
, The stork papa dqvotod' himself to
the children, ifyinrfbvfcret-irtylittte'fc'HWe
to tell his wife how lhey 'WdVQfi phtilTiai
along.) Willi all this -attention, - it was
no wouder' sho' improved 'Vapidly "was
sooiv able td 'ftV again landi' JoHH Wf
faintly,', who by this,timo :worc ,fiujj MP,
in tlin lirt- nf lliincr. nml pnnlii HtMllil oil
one foot on alily-pad, and kfctfc!ffttg
as woii as the best. i ni
The good people of Lowenberg said
that many a Baiut had been less brave
and heorie, fu.w. ItaiT JTiown .Such pa- .
tience, and none had ' been1' willing to
die for others as had this , white stork
mamma; therefore she should bethel pa
tron saint of tho village,,, ftnjd-jslio.cjiu
her children honored for. evermore,
Btt lot evermore, j
'J ' .vt-.f.tiri.n
Mrs.' Margaret K
Little Weezy Ilaynes had ,niqr,o 'dojls
than she could takd' care 'of, -dnd im.fy
were alwavs falling into laiptthiafJ sllci
china twins had but. one .Jug iutd one
arm between them, and not. a'srgii of s
head. Her pretty wiix Kosa-us with
out a nose. And as toher gutta-peucb
baby, it was so wrinkled and Ugly'ilpd
Weozy nibbed tho window-panes witft
it when she played at-clciinihg'ihouso.
riiuheflicdlan ,cut( papor doUs for her
by the hour.'but theso frisked 'ont'ot
tho window or' into tho ' life;. an MF
Weezy's large family, there ;wai.tU5ft
only one sound child. . , .
This was littlo Sambo, ' "knit of wot
sted; black faoo,.scarlet; jaoket, f eUv.V
trousers, and all. .When hetuiubjcj
into the wash-bowl Weozy' squcetferl
lu ov,tv.3nl.drj,0ilhjm Jbe,i;cirile
him, and made him as good as now.'
O, ho was tho nicest kind br a doll!
and from his whito sewing-silk 'Oyf to
his black stocking-yarn toes, Weezy
loved every inch of him. '" f et Bhe" did
love to punish. IM.; .One, morning
when sho found him in "papa" boot sho
shook him till one of hisbead. eyes
dropped out. , " ' "'
"What lor samoo run-awapmiu
hide?'! cried she. ... " Now manmianius'
tie Sambo, 'causo Sambo didn't min'd."
Sho looked about the hall 1 fof dm
thing.to tio him: to, and.sawjjiias
nvnmoat on tho hat-tree. Thd buttons
on tho back of it wore 'just 'within hor
reach.' i .-! 't'i'Sl -':ttnVt(I
Thero! Sambo must.boiied Jjll ho
is a good boy," said 'she, winding The
ends of his tiny scarf round one of .tfio
buttons. 1 i - ..! (, t
. Thou, leaving the poor dolL hanging
by his neck, sho danced 'brf'-'tb 'tno
k'itciien to tease Bridget foryy'lwo bjg
plums." ; . f. f...i..(.!f,
Pretty soon Papa Havnes c'anio 'oul'of
the sitting-room to go dotvfl itown'.r'Ht
was rather dark in tho haUwaijJ,hc,jjUt
on his overcoat without seeing tho" dojl.
Next ho drew on his gloves', and vatted
briskly into tha street with tiadib'ibjfj)
bing up and down fromt-he .bjity Jit
his back. .
It was funny enough! On little. boy
laughed so hard that ho, rolled off the
door-step. Somo school-children, on
tho corner shouted, and 'clap poo? hoir
lrvnds. Papa Uiynes wraulee4
all the noiso was about. '.Jo ujcjvi''f33jj,t
see anything to laugh at.' . " ,
Ho might have gorteJ"ott-Mi:lg!it
through tho village with. .Samhula, yel
low legs dancing a jig behind, linn," if
tho ministertadn't called to' hltnrj
' Sir?" said papa wheeling WJtopt
of tho minister's gate so suddenly that
tho doll bounced against' hlni7i""r",'u
"Why, what is thisP'Mi' wdntuan,
reaching his hand behind his back.
" Something that belongs to W'eezy,
I ' fancy," laughed the' mlnisteiS un
winding Sambo's scarf. r-T t' S Ji
. When Papa Ilaynes saw, the loll lie
couldn't help laughing, too. ' " '"
"Well, I must say I've cut anprctly
figure," said he, with a very red face.
"No wonder the boys shouted!"
Ho felt like tossing Sambo oyer tho
fence, but then he thought. of .h' W'e
daughter. , , t, ,
"I suspect Weezy "is 'crying Mlns
minute for hor lost baby,".' said i lie,1
cramming Sambo, head, first, ,it)W Jus
pocket. "I'll take it home 16 her this
time, but she mnst look! eatwfewrsbo
ties it again to Ply..;Rabuttpnt,
Our Little Ones. ..
Tho improved French-Insif'thlHtk of
preserving wood by the a,pub'cajHn of
lime is said to bo found to. work .uill.
The plan is to pile tho plank's rh aVink
and put over all a layer -df , nulokUfcie,
which is gradually slaked with water,
'l imber for mines requires about a week
to bo thoroughly impregnated, and
other wood moro or lftsstimi, acrtMing
ta its .thickness. J.he ,w;ovd u.cmure
remarkable consistence ai'jtf liaruht-ss,
it is slated, on being stibjetftetUWlthe
simple process, and i,ha; awrVifp '
made that it will never rot. BeeoJiwnod
prepared in this way for" batnniefVkn.l
other tools for iron-works J4 toudl to
acquire the hardness of , oak. without
narting with any of its eladldt? or
Uonghncss, and it also hsts !ngrt