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DKMOCHATIO IN POLITICK) PURE IN LITlCltATUItK; AND PROGRKSS1VE IN BOUTHKRN INTKRKSTS.
BY A. M, BURNEY & CO. , MMINNYILLE, TENNESSEE, ATl VOL. II-Nalh
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NEWS AND NOTES.
A Summary of Important Evonts,
Gen. Shekiuan, in a complimentary
general order has accepted the resignation
of Licut.-Col. Orant as aid upon li la staff.
Ex-Senator Conklino, at Albany,
to Senator Maliono, nt Kiehniond: "Your
every effort for the truo advancement of the
South, and to make elections real and fair,
has my whole heart and deserves the co
operation of Republicans everywhere."
Upon invitation of Secretary Win
dom, McGrcw, Sixth Auditor of the Treas
ury, and his deputy, Llllcy, have tendered
their resignations. The action of Secretary
Wlndom was taken, it is said, at the request
of the Postmaster-General and the Attorney
The public dobfc stateiriWof'June 1.
shows a decrease in tho debt during May of
$11,150,721. Cash in Treasury, $2(i,4i)6,088;
gold and silver certificates, JfG,fi85,8,"0; cer
tificates of deposit outstanding, $10,800,000;
legal tenders, $:MU,711,01(i; fractional cur
The Lord Chancellor of England ex
presses the opinion that tho Revised Tosta
incut can not be read in the English Church
until it has been recommended and author
ized by some sufllcicut public authority, and
that any clergyman using it incurs tho risk
of being held as an offender against the law.
Under orders from the War Depart
ment Gen. Pope is stationing troops at the
most nccessiblo points for service in case
there should be trouble with the Indians
when their removal under tho Ute treaty is
consummated. Care Is taken that no move'
ment of tho troops likely to excite the In
dians is made.
The New Hampshire Legislature met
on the 1st, under the provisions of the
amended Constitution, to elect a United
States Senator to succeed Senator Rollins,
whoso term expires In 1N&I. Mr. Rollins is a
candidate for re-election, and his principal
competitor Is William E. Chandler, recently
rejected by the United States Senate as So
llcitor-General of the Treasury.
Governor Lew Wallace has left
Kew Mexico for his homo in Indiana, turn
lug over his otliccto Acting Governor Pitcho,
pending the arrival of Governor Sheldcn.
Although cqnfirmcd, Governor Wallace has
n"t fully decided whether or not to accept
the Turkish mission, on account of his ex
tensive mining interests in the Territories
claiming his personal supervision.
A Washington dispatch of tho 1st
Fays: The star route investigations have
reached a point now, it is said, when the
legal machinery will very soon bo put in
motion. To-day Col. Wm. A. Cook was
commissioned Special Assistant Attorney
General to take exclusive charge under the
Attorney-General of the prosecution of these
cases in the courts. Tho new Grand Jury
will be drawn tho 10th of this month, and
the criminal term begins the 20th Inst, It is
said by thoso well informed that the Attor
nt y -General and gentlemen specially charged
with tho prosecution are entirely satisfied
wnn tne evidence obtained, and have no
doubt indictment and conviction will follow.
The Iowa State Greenback Conven
tlnn, held at Marshalltown, nominated the
following ticket: For Governor, D. M.
Clark, of Wayne County; for Lieutenant
Governor, James M. Holland, of Henry
County; for Supreme Judge, A. D. Dabney,
of Madison County; for Superintendent of
Public Instruction, Mrs. Mary E. Nash, of
Dcs Moines. A spirited protest went from
the minority on the last nomination, and the
convention was admonished by legal dele
gates present that the lady, if elected, would
be prevented under the State law from ful
filling the duties of that oflice. The majori
ty, however, declared they would nominate
her if all tho laws in Christendom prevented
The Virginia Readjustees' Conven'
tion, after a long and exciting contest over
candidates, nominated William E. Cameron
for Governor. (Jen. Maliono positively de
clined to run, and Itiddlebergcr, who re
eclved a few votes on one ballot, requested
that his name be withdrawn. Col. Came
ron is 40 years of age; was Adjutant-General
In Mahone's brigade during tho war;
afterward entered into politics and became
editor of the Petersburg Appeal, one of tho
Incidents of his editorial life being a dud
fought with Robert W. Hughes, editor of
tho Republican paper, the State Journal, in
which Cameron was shot through the abdo
men. He cut loose from tho regular Demo
crais in ion, wnen .miiiioiio was defeated in
obtaining the nominaiion for Governor.
The second place on the ticket was given to
John F. Lewis, who, In a speech accepting
tho nomination for Lieutenant-Governor,
said ne nam neen a union man, was now a
Republican, and was proud to say he was
also a Readjustee
Late news from Dublin : Tho police
arrested sixteen rioters at Rodyke, all armed
with rifles, which were taken from them and
they were allowed to go on bail. A son of
Lord Dunsandln has been shot at and
wounded. A Hying column of engineers,
artillery, inraiury ana cavalry lert Dublin
for New Pallas to assist In the execution of
eviction decrees. Engineers will,,, repair
bridges broken down by tho populace to pre
vent the passage of artillery. Tho expedi
tion to New Pallas is also dispatched to cap
lure tha castle hrld by the Lund Leaguers,
The facts in the Goshawk affair are that the
people prevented the police from- landing,
and tho Goshawk subsequently attempted to
land them, but without success. At Scariff,
county Clare, tne people ttreu on
the police, who returned the fire, kill
ing ono ot the rioters. About 100 sholg
were exchanged. Tho Assistant Secretary
and a member of the branch of the Land
League at Kilby, ncarKclls Countv, Meath,
have bcja arrested under the provisions of
the Coercion act on suspicion of mutilating
rattle. Archbishop Croft has made a num
ber of speeches defending the Land League.
He said: "This movement is not a revolu
tionary movement In the strict sense of the
word. It is a constitutionarHmendment; it
it-ii lawful movement; it is a movement
which we intend to push forward by moral
force alone. We do not intend to violate any
law. I hear of a disagreement among the
leaders of the people, but these things are
exaggerated. Our phalanx is unbroken,
our spirit is unsubdued, and the result is,
therefore, clear as dav. We must succeed."
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The Illinois General Assembly ad
journed sine die on tho 00th.
The Barlow & Sanderson Stago was
recently robbed bv four unmasked highway
men near Poncho Springs, Colo., all the pas
sengers being compelled to hand over their
monoy, watches and other valuables. On
the same night the samo gang took posses
sion of a store at Poncho Springs. Thov
compelled everybody present to hold up
their hands and ordered tho proprietor to
turn over the contents of the safe, amount
ing to about $50. They then departed. The
leader of the band was recognized as Charles
Allison, former Deputy Sheriff of Conejos
The National Woman's Suffrage Con
vention met at Providence, It. L, on the
80th. Many leading advocates were present.
Addresses wore made by the President, Mrs.
Elizabeth A. Merriveathcr,of Memphis, and
others. . . . .... . .
John F." Fitzpatrick and E. T.
King; recently in tho employ of the Iron
Mountain Railway Company, tho former as
express messenger and the latter as brake
man, aro under arrest for having in their
possession several valuable medals belonging
to Gen. Grant and supposed tohavobcen
stolen from his trunks, which wcro broken
open whflo the General was cn route to Mex
ico about April 1st. The two men got on a
sprco and Indiscreetly displayed the glitter
ing budges a tached to their lapels, which
led to their arrest by detectives employed
by the Railway Company. It is not known
that Geii. Grant had ever discovered his
A baking and successful robbery oc
curred at Nortonville, a small railway sta
tion between Topcka and Atchison, in Jef
ferson County, Kans., on the night of the
30th. About 10 o'clock, as C. C. McCarthy,
Postmaster and dealer in general merchan
dise, was preparing to close up his store,
three masked men entered the establish
ment, and covering Mr. McCarthy and his
clerk with their revolvers helped them
selves to the money in the safe and on the
counter, where Mr. McCarthy had Just
aid tho clay's funds, securing in
all about $1,200, all of which, with tho ex
ception of about $200 United States money,
belonged to tho firm of Messrs. McCarthy &
Layson. Tho work was quickly and quietly
done by two of tho men, the third standing
guard at tho door of the store. Mrs. Mc
Carthy and two other ladies wero present at
the time, but the fellow at tho door pre
vented their escape or the giving -of the
alarm, and when they had completed .their
work they quietly, walked off, and it is be
lieved took the train South. The telegraph
was put in requisition to effect their capture,
but the rascals made good their escape.
The American horse Iroquois, owned
by Mr. Lorillard, won the great Derby race
at Epsom on the 1st. Peregrine, the favor
ite, came in second. This is tho first time
tho Derby was ever won by an American.
E. L. Stickney, a mining-man, en
tered a Denver (Colo.) boarding-house
while the Inmates were at table and opened
fire on Mr. T. Campan, a real-estate agent.
Two shots struck Campan, causing Instant
death, and another pierced Mrs. Deveraux
through the hoart. The latter shot was ac
cidental. Tho murderer is under arrest.
Campan's attonions to Mrs. Stickney were
the cause of the sanguinary attack. -
John Coyle, Jr., of Marietta, Fa
shot Eva Meyers, a servant girl In his fa
ther's family, for resisting' his attentions, and
then attempted suicide.
At Seguin, Texas, Miss Knight, 17
yeais old, kindling a fire with kerosene, was
burned to death by the explosion of the can.
Some forty persons were more or less
burned by explosions of gasoline during
fire at Springfield, Mass.
A Gainesville (Tex.) dispatch says :
John Thompson shot and killed Deputy
Sheriffs Charles and Sam Meredith and L,
Krilht, who attempted his arrest upon b
warrant for carrying concealed weapons.
Thompson escaped into tho Territory.
Burglars entered the store of A. II
& J. T. Major, at Aulvillo, Mo., on the
morning of the 1st, and blew open the safe.
The explosion set fire to the store and the
flames communicated t adjoining build
ings, nine in all being destroyed.
Two men were killed and a number
of others injured by a boiler explosion at
Cakeless marksmanship during
shooting tournament at Denlson, Texas, re
sulted in serious injuries to five little boys,
The failure is anriounccd of the Old
Pioneer Mail Company, A. Arnot, of St.
Louis, Mo., President.
The ring-leader of tho anti-Jewish
iots at Kief has been sentenced to three and
a half years penal servitude and tho loss of
his civil rights. His most active accomplices
have Iwen sentenced to eighteen months
and twelve others to short terms of im
Adeliiektus MiLCrflTZNEY, an ex
communicated Catholic priest of Chicago
was found dead in his room on the 2d under
circumstances which strongly point to foul
play. His housekeeper, a woman named
Julia Angeleske, went out on an errand about
noon, and upon her retjrn found him lying
dead, covered with blood, and tho room
showing evidences of a desperate struggle.
A gold watch and some other valuable prop
erty was missing. The priest had been ex
communicated for alleged immorality, and
there was a bitter feeling against him on the
part bf sonic of his former congregation, be
cause he refused to give possession of Trini
ty Church, of which he had charge.'
Near Fidelity, Jersey County, 111., a
few davs ago, lightning struck a carriage
containing Mrs. Grain, her two daughters
and a little granddaughter. Mrs. Crain was
Instantly killed, and her twftdaughters were
both rendered insensible, one of them, Mrs.
Corney, having sinc died ftoin the effects of
the shock. The other was paralyzed, and
will probably never fully recover. The littlo
girl escaped unharmed.
At Scnatobia, Miss., on the 2d, Press
McCracken, Deputy Chancery Clerk of Tate
County, and a barber named Mount, had an
encounter which resumed in the killing of
McCracken and the mortal vending of
Thos. North, in the employ of tho
Mexican National Railway Company, was
killed by a policeman at New Laredo, Mex
ico, and the Mexican authorities refuse to
give up his body. Great feeling Is said to
At Leadville, Colo., Walter and Lot
tie Smith, aged 4 and 6 respectively, found
a gknt cartiidge and nt'emptcd to break it
oven to see what was luiilc, when It ex
ploded, throwing them several yards, badly
mutilating both. The 'my's hands Wero both
blown off and his eyes blown out.
Mrs. Thomas McGrow, a highly re
spected widow, residing In Detroit, was
strangled to death In a elevator by moans of
which she sought access to her room when
locked out by sleepy servants.
J. Stanley Brown, the President's
Priviito Secretary, has been dispatched to
Europe on public service business. During
his absence-O. L. Pruden will fill tho posi
tion. The official records of the Post-office
Department show a net reduction in the ex
poses of the Star service for the months of
March, April and May of $317,039; steam
boat service, $210,007. Of the Star service
cut off, Louisiana and Texas lose 5M,3S.1,
Missouri and Arkansas, $11,039, and the
The number of arrivals at Castle Gar
den for Miy was 7(1,81221,000 more than
for the corresponding month last year, and
tho largest number for any month in thcbls
tory of the lnsti'ution.
M. Seguin, correspondent of tho
Paris Telegraph, was killed by tho Arabs at
Ceja, in Tunis. Tho murderers have been
At Des Plaines, near Chicago, light
ning struck Henry Nienians and bis wife as
lliey were riding In a buggy, both being
in'tantl"kllled. The two were found sitting
upright Mrs. Nieman'i dress was nearly
burned from her body, which, however, had
no murks upon it. One horse wusalso killed.
The annual meeting and festival of
the North American Turner Bund begun in
St. Louis on the 4th, to contlnuo several
days. Some 3,000 representatives were pres
ent, from various parts of the country.
At Peru, Nemaha County, Neb.t on
the 3d, Albert Clark, recently arrived in the
toWn with his wife and five children, cut his
wife's throat, with a pocket-knife, and then
took his shot-gun and went out on the street.
The first person he saw was E. M. Sargcnt
a Well-known harness-maker, who was shot
and instantly killed. Tho madman then took
his pocket-knife, with which he had already
slain his wife, and cut his own throat. Tho
supposition is that Clark was crazy, and had
becomo Impressed with the idea that some
one was following hlin with the intent to do
him injury. Mr. Sargent leaves , a family,
and the five children of the murderer are
Gen. Grant and Capt. Eads arrived
at New Orleans on the 3d, on their return
from Mexico. Being Interviewed with ref
erence to Conkling's resignation, Gen. Grant
said: " He Conkling has been shamefully
treated, and for no cause whatever, that I
can discover. Ho certainly should be re
elected as a vindication of his course, and
would be if I had anything to do with it,"
At Monticello, Iowa, James Ilogan
emptied a six-barrel revolver into his di
vorced wife's body and then reloaded tho
weapon and shot himself through the brain.
causing Instant death. Mrs. Ilogan was lit
orally riddled with bullets in the head, neck,
and shoulders, but, strange to say, none of
her wounds were fatal and Bhe stands a fair
chance of recovory.
Ben James, colorod, was hanged at
Marion, S. C, on tho 3d, for the murder of
D. M. Howell.
At Crisfield, N. J., Elijah Sterling,
proclaiming himself the son of God, made an
attack on his wlfo and son with an ax. The
son escaped with a flesh wound; the wife is
thought to be fatally Injured.
A" Lancaster, O., a ten-year-old son
of Michael Hcleburger killed a young son of
Henry Strake by stabbing him to the heart
with a pocket-knife.
Jacob Berry, for years principal of
the public schools at Buffalo, N. Y., com
mitted suicide on the 3d. no was a Tale
first-prize man, and leaves a wlfo and two
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Tairing at Albany, N.Y., on the 4th,
slightly changed the figures in tho vote for
United States .Senators Jacobs, 81; Conk
ling, 20; Kcrnan, 31; Piatt, 20.
The following message has been tele
graphed Tresidcnt Garfield by Boyton from
Klliuainham prison: "I hope tho American
Government will never submit me or tho
honor of the republic I fought to maintain
to the degradation of an appeal to the be
nevolence of the cowardly British Govern
ment, incapable of extending to my country
men the commonest Justice."
The Supreme Court of Tennessee for
the Western District, sitting at Jackson, has
rendered a decision authorizing the begin
ning of suits against the new city govern
ment of Memphis for the debts of the de
Ho bert Smith and his wife, negroes,
past 50 years of age and professors of the
voudou art, have been arrested at Mamie
ville, La. , for inhuman treatment of a negro
boy of 13, left by his dead parents to bo
cared for by Smith and his wife. "For steal
ing a piece of bread, his tormentors bold
the child In front of a fire, where, In spite of
his cries, he was left until he was so thor
oughly rousted that his life is despaired of.
He was found by some of the neighbors in
this situation and released.
Bkingard, Inspector of Telegraphs,
and his escort have been massacred between
Frenda and Gervyville, Algeria. Twenty-
six men were killed.
klukrt Williams, colored, con
victed of the murder of Major Hut chins, was
executod at Livingston, Ala., on the 3d.
He was composed and died without a strug
Daniel Fkazer, aged 8, Wm. L.
rounds, same age, and Edward Kirkwin,
aged 10, were buried under a falling em
bankment In New York City, on tho 4th,
and taken out dead.
Two freight trains were wrecked
near Cedar Kapids, Iowa, on the 5th,
through a misunderstanding of orders or
forgetfulnets on the part of a telegraph op
erator. Two brakemen were killed. Engin
eer Anderson had his leg and collar-bone
broken, besides receiving other Injuries, and
fireman Mathews was bruised and scalded.
Lightning struck the Masonic build
ing at Camptown, Ky., and two men were
instantly killed, Nathan Ilollan and William
15. Byrd. Seven others were badly shocked.
Kcv. A. C. Byrd, Leefarris and Sam Elam
were resuscitated after some difficulty. The
dead were both prominent citizens, about
fifty years of age, and leave large families,
A dispatch from ViennflP says Gen.
rchatius committed suicide by shooting
himself through the heart. The cause as
signed is that he w as suffering from an In
The Winner of Iho Derby.
An American horso has como to tho front
Baln In England, and lias won their most
famous of all ruocB, tbo "Darby." As It is in
order to ro olco over human triumphs of
Amorlcans vs. Hiigli6htn.on, it Is none the less
in order to rejoice over the equina. Wo havo
little doubt that uny American animal can
beat an English animal, hut in this case it Is
unusual cause for congratulation that it Is an
American horso, noblest of all animals, that
baa shown his heels to th whole English pack,
and that Iroquois, while he is not the first
horso that bos won a race in Kngland, Is tho
Hi at horso that has won tho iJOiby, and tho
first to ruilly settle the vexed question of tho
superiority of tho American ovortho English
tboroughbrod; . ,
The stnblo which Mr. fnnford sent over tev-
era! years ago did little excont to make a crod
ilable exhibition, but did not alarm the En
glishmen as to the superiority of thoir horses.
in JH, a Mr. Lorillard aent over a detachment
of his horses, with Parole at thoir head, wnich
changed the views of Englishmen. They bo
gau to suspect, after I'arolo ha,1 won a series
of handicaps, that somoihinw irVol iiiigbWootiio
out of America In tho way of a horso. Last
season the Americans wcro unfortunate, l'a
role w as handicapped so heavily that nothing
could t e done with him, and he was sent homo.
Mr. Lorillards Misteko and Sly Dunce made a
good exhibition, and WallcDstein proved unre
liable for steady work. Mr. Keeno's stalilo
was afflicted with a malignant epidemic, but
towards the close of the season his Foxhall
and Don Fulano did some Tory creditable work.
Ibis season, however, the "Yankees." ai
Englishmen term all our horses, havo been
do ng so well that tho other contestants for
tho Derby havo been alarmel nt tho outlook,
and twoof thorn, Iroquois and Don Fulaoo,the
formor the property of Mr. Lorillard and the
ratter of Mr. Koene, who come iu second and
third to l'eroirrine for the Two Thousand
Guineas, came to the front at once among all
horses in England of thoir age, though the ex
pectations of tho Lorillurd party attached
rather to Barret and l'assaio, who were beaten
at the start by a bad send-off, rathor than to
Irouuois, tho ultimate victor in the Derby.
Tho i ace came off on Wednesday, and Iroquois
won the race by half a length, with tho Duke
of Westminster's 1'ercgrinu second, and two
lengths ahead of Lord Hosebeiy's Town
Moor, third. At the distance-polo, Peregrine
looked llko winning at a canter, but Iroquois
made a dash, and came in amid tremendous
enthusiasm, his rider claiming thnt if It had
been neccswy he could have won the race by
three length. Thousand upon thousindiof
tngllRbmon and tho most of the Koyal family
Joined In the applauso that greeted the brave
brown colt, who w.is In tho best of spirits,
likewiso bis rider. It Is needless to guy that
ror. i.orwiinl is also in tho best of Bplilts, as
well he may be, having won, It is sa d, two
millions on tho raco. The American people
will join in his Jubilation, and help celebrate
tho great victory of the Hist American winner
(f the Derby, which no longer leaves any
doubt as to tho long-mooted qucstii n of su..
priority between American and English
thoroughbreds. Chlcauo Tribune, June 2.
Tun ftoflrnnd Oa;.e of a recent date has a
record of tho railroad accidents occurring
during last April. Thero wo 0 In all 63 neci
dents, whereby 22 persons were killed and 16
injured. Seven accidents caused death, 18
In ury but not dca h, while in ncuii'cnts
or ISOM per cent, of t he win do num bw, noser iun
Injury lo persons Is rooo ded. As compared
w ith April, 1S8J, there is a decreased eight BO'
o'dents, but an increae of 11 In tho number
killod and of it in that injured. For tho year
ending witb April the record is us fo:lows
AccltUntx. Kwnl. lnjurta.
V 77 .
2 25 J
t c.ouor. .
January 2 U
J enruary mi
Totals 1 :H
fame mouths. 187H-SO. . . . 8:0
tame moot lis, 1N7S-7.I. .. Si5
Tho number of accidents is ovor one-half
greater, wh lo that of silled and Injured has
more than doubled from tho previous year.
Tho average pur month wa lit aceidonts, 31
killed and 1M injured, against 72 accld 'nts, 15
killed and 54 injured in lHT'j-80.
Set Free by an I'artl quake.
An Incident which nccurre 1 during tho lato
oarlhquako at Chios strikingly illustrates the
truth of the old adngo that "'tis an ill wind
that blows nobody any good," and is well
worth the attention of missionary cirolo.
Some months ago considerable excitement
was caused by tho imprisonment for life of a
Turkish mullah, by numo Khodja Ahmet, for
tho oftonse of having helped Dr. Kohle to
translate the Bible and certain Protestant
prayers into tho Turkish Ihiuu.uo. Khodja
Ahmet was shut up in a prison nt Chios; and
there be would probably havo remained until
rolcased by death but for the earthquake,
which knocked down his prison walls, am!
moreover effected tho demolition In such a
skillful manner that he was uuinjuro 1 by tho
wreck of tho buildinif. When Ktaodla Ahmet
reall.ed what had happened, ho wisely took to
his heels, and, without reporting htinsolf to
tho authorities, scampi-red to the bay, where
bo managed to get on board an English
steamer, and, according t the Levant Herald,
la at present in London.
A Mother Sacrifices Her Life.
MR8.McFAW.ANn,re8lding on Sussex avenue,
Newark, N. J and Mrs. Coryell, a neighbor,
started for Brooklyn a few mornings ago, to
visit Greenwood Ccmetory, and plant flowers
on Mrs. McFarlond's son's grave. Ti ey wcro
accompanied by Mrs. Coryell's four-year-old
daughter. When they reached the depot Mrs.
McFarland crossed tho trark first, and
tho child attempted to follow her.
when an express train which does not
stop at tho station camo thundering
along. Mrs. Coryell, seeing bor child s immi
nent peril, gave a piercing scroam, and. with
out hesitation. Jumped on tho track and
Eushed the child out of danger. Shothon lost
or presence of mind, and, becoming para
lyzed wnn tear, was iiubdic io move m eunor
rtlrcctiim. The engineer whistled down biases,
but before the train could be stopped the loco
motive struck Mrs. Coryell and run led hor
over to tho platform. Hor Injuries were con
A Pin In a Girl's Tongue.
Miss Hahvey, of Candor, when eleven or
twelve years of ago, was one evening making
hurried preparations to attend a party. Sho
bad a pin between her lips which passed into
her mouth and was supposed to be swallowed.
Dr. Miller assumed such to be the fact, but
the girl insisted that it was under hor tungue.
Tho physician made pearch for it there,
but failed to discover It 'id treatod
herprotestatlons as the work of Imagina
tion. One day Miss Harvey hud a largo b inch
or swelling co ne upon one side of her
tongue, increasing in ra'nWtiess. Dr. I,. D.
Karnham opi ned the swelligj Tho next day,
after eleven years of hidinir, the pin canv-out
of the opening. It was two-ihirds covered
with a lime formation and was much corroded,
Wuva (A. 1'.) JimriKiJ.
liobins have selected icnce corners
and bushes for their nests this season
This is said to po'rtend violent storms
all through the couiimr summer.
SCIENCE AJfD INDUSTRY.
-Tho first cotton mill in California is
in process of erection.
-A solid mountain of fine red. brown
and white sandstone has been discov
ered near Began, on the Texas &lacifio
The underground military wires in
the German empire, according to tele
graphic operators, conduct electricity
far better than the overland lines.
A silk association has fof some time
past existed in Utah, and extensive
preparations have been made for the
manufacture of silk. Skilled European
operatives have been sent for, and the
itctory will probably open about the
middle of June.
The folio wine recipe for imitation
of ground glass is from an Antwerp
scienuho journal: Taint the sdass with
the following : Sandarach, 18 drachms ;
mastic, 4 drachms; ether, 2i ounces;
benzine, 0 to is ouncos. ' i ne more ueu
nine the coarser1 the grain of the imita
tion glass will bo.
Contagion is largely propagated by
means of the clothing, and clothing is
best disinfected by heat. No form of
contagion can withstand a dry heat of
degrees. I lie clothing should be
placed in a box or a closet maintained
at that temperature lor perhaps an hour.
Carbolic acid will not destroy tho effect
of vaccine virus but for the time being.
A very interesting experiment with
a new tolephone invented by Robert M.
Lockwood and his son, William, of New
York City, was tried recently between
New York and Philadelphia over the or
dinary telegraph wires. The result was
a surprise to all who were present. Con-
versation, even to a whisper, in Phila
delphia, was heard with perfect distinct
ness of articulation, such as is perfectly
practicable' for Commercial purposes.
The principle claimed by the inventors
is that of molecular disturbance and the
suppression of all vibration.
A valuable plastio material has
been introduced in Germany for orna
mental and other purposes, b lve parts
of sifted whiting are mixed with a solu
tion of one part of glue, and, on those
two being well worked up into a paste,
proportionate quantity of Venetian
turpentine is added, in order to prevent
brittleness ; a small amount of linseed
oil is also put with thn mixture, to obvi
ate its clinging to the bands, and the
mass may be colored by kneading in any
color that is desired. The substance
thus formed may be pressed into shapes
and used for tho production of bas-reliefs
and other figures, and may bo likewiso
worked by hand into models the hands
to be rubbed with linseed oil and the
mass to be kept warm during tho proc
ess. On becoming cold and dry, which
takes place in a few hours, it is as hard
PITtt AND POINT.
"You can not cultivate a man's ao
qtiaintance by continually harrowing his
loelings. A. V. Jnoayune.
. The citizen who keeps his own cow
can have his fresh milk at sixteen cents
per quart. Detroit Free Press.
"It is an ill wind that doesn't blow
somebody some good.1' The boy whose
sister has the scarlet fever gets a long
vacation. balem bunbeam.
" This is the widow of my discon
tent," said the old man who had mar
ried a fashionable young woman who
had planted her first husband under the
sod of sorrow and banKruptcy. btett
Ella Wheeler, in poetry, says : "1
often dream of love, holy as the moon
light on a grave." We should like to
know if moonlight on a grave is any
more holy than moonlight on a wood
shed roof. Boston Post.
" You are fond of the British poets,
Miss CP" "Oh, awfully sot" "Have
you read Lamb P" "Yes ; and with such
pleasure!" "Are you fond of HoggP"
"Yes; but I so dread trichinosis!"
(Surtain; Somerville Journal.
" How things do grow this weath
er," said the deacon to Brother Amos.
"Yes, they do," replied the brother.
"Last night I heard you say you caught
forty fish, and this morning I heard you
telt Mr. Smith it was one hundred and
fifty." Bocliester Herald.
A Lowell woman accidentally swal
lowed a pin the other day and in ex
actly three minutes afterward it came
out of the ear of the cat she was hold
ing in her lap at the time. This is a lie,
but we wanted to get up one of those
stories that our readers could believe.
"Just think of it!" exclaimed
Jones; "Pingrey's new block is one
thousand meters lone;!" "Is that so?"
asked rogg, adding, "By the way,
Jones, how Ions is a meterP" "Blamed
if I know," said Jones, "but judging
from the distance my gas-meter covers
every month it must be pomething inv
mense." Boston iranscrtpt.
Music is a good servant to devotion,
but a bad master. The late Dr. Muhlen
berg once impressed this sentiment upon
a youth, with such distinctness that it
. re j 'in. 1 a . - l
w !ii ouvur tjunueu. rus uuwi, uieu
the rector of an Episcopal Church
school, had introduced a boy-choir into
the chapel services. One of the choris
ters, whose duty it was to get the num
ber of the psalm and hymn, went to the
Doctor's study one Sunday morning for
the purpose The young man, while
tho rector was turning over the leaves
of the prayer-book in order to make a
selection, remarked, "We did pretty
well in the choir last Sunday?"
" Yes," answered the Doctor, without
raising his head.
" That anthem went finely," continued
the chorister, fishing for praise.
" Yes," said the Doctor, still turning
over the leaves.
" What shall we sing to-day P" asked
the youth, somewhat chagrined, and
thinking the rector's search a long one.
Why," replied the rector, lifting his
head, "let us sing to the praise and
glory of inserting the youth's
name, this psalm and that hymn."
The lesson was never forgotten. The
youth became a clergyman, and in tell
ing the story added that whenever he
felt the old vain-gloriousness rising, he
thought of the rebuke his teacher once
gave him. Youth' 't Cnpanion.
"WHAT IS A IIEUOr
Mamma closed her book aS thq eto grow
'Twas a beautiful story, too
About a Captain who gave his lifo,
n a storm, to save bis crew.
Her littlo )oy sat on her knee, and thought
Of the ta!e she Just had read;
Then, lilting bis eyes to his mother's face,
" What is a horo? ' he said.
" Is ho alwjiys, I wondor, a groat, strong
Doos one cvoi1 come to this town?"
Then mamma softly bonds, andstrokca
The curls of ohostnut-browu.
" A littlo boy, like you, can be
A hero bravo and truo,
Fighting, not giants, but faults, my pot
Willing to dare uud do
" In days of old, bravo men were oalled
lly the good namoof 'knight;'
Thoy helped tho weak, ami over fought
For justice, truth and right.
All Kiwt-MI haf th. Wrt,-M hi. trnowtt
Once woro but boys who tried
To lead a noblo lifo, and leave
A grand name whou thoy died.
"Tho brrtvest horo, dear little ono,
May never in far lands roam.
Or do groat deeds: but ovory bo
Can bo u hero at homo!"
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BOYS.
I have lately had a letter from my
nephew. Johnny Briggs. As the spell- greasing, and splicing and mending,
ing and grammar tire a littlo defective, and scrubbing and painting, and scrap
I will only givo tho postscripts, which, ing and oiling, which are always goitij?
However, contain tne pitn oi tne letter
itself. Thev run thus:
P. . fim Kcpfion I tmvn deevdld to fjo to
soe, is Itocuuso 1 Am so fond of Fun and ad-
J, s, s. can I ri.o ouleklst in tho navey or
lly going in the Merchant s Tvls?
It is a great many years since I Was
a boy like Johnny a great many; yet
not so long ago but that, after reading
Ins letter and its postscripts, 1 fully tin-
derstand Johnny s frame of mind. He
is tired of the sameness of lifo the eat- into the next one with tasks ot every
ing and sleeping and going to school conceivable kind -tasks which are Sn
are all so uneventful. There are no variably connected with clinging tar
pirates, or wild Ind ans, or typhoons to
be encountered in this prbsaic exist-
enco, no fair young maidens to bo res
cued from peril of field, tire of flood.
His ardent soul pants for adventure,
and he is aflame to encouutor tho ex-
citcment which ho fondly believes to
be inseparable from -
A life on tho ocoun wave."
According to his letter, this new-born
desire is due to "a uniiuenchibel Spirit
of Roving," Which he darkly hints
is an inheritance, from a very re-
mote ancestor, who is mentioned
by Johnny as a "freebooter." My
own impression, however, is that it
arises from tho fact that the news- may savor of adventure, but even theso .
dealer nt the corner of tho blo.-k where exciting episodes have some very un
Johnny lives deals in live-cent nautical pleasant features so unpleasant, in
novels of the most startling Kind. 1
saw one of them once. It was callod
The Boy Blockader; or, The Strange
Secret of Hampton Hall." I was inter-
ested to notice that tho publishers an-
nounced it as of thrilling interest, and
intended especially for the instruction
and edilication of youth! All for five
cents! But I am wandering from my
Now Johnny has asked my advice on
this matter of going to sea. True, I
know that, like advice asking people in
general, he will only take so much of it
a3 coincides witn nis own ideas tne
remainder Will be contemptuously
ignored as the views of an o'd fogy,
But Duty with a big D stands at my
elbow, so out of my past experience I
have evolved the following:
My Dear Nephew: "The Burling-
ton Hawkeye man. who is ono of the
most charming persons I know, says
this: 'Everybody likes a candid man
till he gives a candid opinion that in-
torferes with their own. Then he's a
bigot.' So before I finish this letter
you'll know what a bigot is, and that
will be something.
" Your fondness for fame and ad'
venture is -if I may so express it--a
family weakness. It sent your father
to California in '49, and brought
him home with rather less money than
he took away with him. Me it sent to
to sea; and if 1 learned nothing else
there, I found out that present-day sea
going hasn't quite as much fun or ad
venture about it as present-day sea
stories would havo us believe. If you,
my dear Johnny, should go to sea, you
would probably maae ths same dis
ciivor'. I doubt even if you would find
among your shipmates a daring Luck
Uashaway.a romantic Kaiph KauHstraw,
or even a jolly Jack fcasy. ho men
who have taien the place of these
heroes of fiction are literally on earth,
earthlv. rather than of the sea. salt. I
don't know just why tho salt should
have 3d lost its savor since the days
of Cooper and Marryatt. But one
would think now-a-days that it was
henceforth lit for nothing but to be
cast out and trodden under foot of men,
such a downtrodden race are the sailors
"For you will no longer, my dear
Johnny, find tlio jovial tar who in the
words of your favorite song.
" 'Sings as ho views the gathering cloud,'
to be tho manly, independent mariner
of nction. Kathcr is he (morally, oft
entimes) under the iron heel of a brutal
" I have never heard heard him sing
as ho viewed tho gathering cloud,
though I have heard him, under his
breath, use unpleasantly emphatic
words on the subiect of tho weather,
And my impression is, my dear nephew,
that after you have been to sea a short
time, you yourself will not look upon
the gathering cloud in tne ngiit ot a
subiect for tuneful melody; because
when a man is called out of his watch
below to help shorten sail four or five
times every twenty-four hours, he is apt
to lose nis cai iui iuunu.
Why, the summons to this unpleas-
ant duty is of itself calculated to make
a bov think of home. The olliccr of
the deck does not send word for'ard
that as the weather is likely to be tin
pleasant he would be obliged to tho
sailors if they would kindly arise and
appear on do k as soon as they can con
venicntly. Oh, no! But the second
mate, who is muscular of arm and pow
erful of voice, thunders away at tha
forecastle door, shouting in a tone that
doesn't admit of discussion:
" 'Turn out here to short'n sail; and
I , r n,,,,,l n Vi 'l 1 1 f if trtr."
" I may remark iu passing, my dear
Cohn, that it will at such a time be use-
less for you to plead fatigue, drowsi
ness or even a sudden headache, as tin
excuse for not obeying, or even to re
mark that you 11 be up 'directly. I
should not caro to be in your sca-boots
if you did.
" But by tho time you are drenched
with the driving rain and Hying spray,
have plunged frantically into the lco
scuppers and been requested with moro
emphasis than courtesy to got aloft on
the topsail yard, you will forgot your
drowsiness. For it will bo all you can
do to cling to the yard with jour el
bows while your feet aro balancod on
the slippery, swaying foot-ropo and
your numbed iingors clutching at the
slatting canvas-which seems trying to
knock you from your perch.
" 'But,' i hear you say quite scorn
fully, 'it isn't alwaijt storming on the
ocean.' And I have no doubt but t hat
you picture yourself, arrayed like a
Pinafore sailor, leaning idly against
the rail as the ship glides smoothly ou-
WIUU bohiv tliu vtw..ij l- .' cl
over some sparkling tropical sea; which
I confess is a charming picture, my
dear nephew, tho drawback being that
it is as unlike the reality as a teu-ccnt
'chromo' is unlike a photographic neg
'Jn certain latitudes thero are sum
mer seas and skies for days at a time.
Were it not so. my dear boy, the un-
pleasant and endless jobs of tarring and
on on smpDoaru out never nmsntiu,
would have to be done in bad weather
inst.Rnd of find. For the TOOd Cap till 11
nd bin klnd-hoarted oiiicers not only
moan that vou shall have no time to
mope or oe noniesicn in, uui moy
bear in mind the beautiful suggestion
of i)r. Watts, that
"Satan finds somo mischief still
For idle hands to do."
So that vou will find every moment
spent on deck is tilled and running over
and odorous grease tasks whiith will
take you from the keelson to the royal
truck a dozen times in a day.
True, should tho Sabbath prove ex-
centionally fine, you man havo time to
read a chapter in your Bible, though,
such rare occasions are generally oocu-
pied by sailors m the necessary duties
of patchinar and mending.
So. mv dear Johuny, in summing the
matter up, I have to tell you frankly
that going to sea before the mast does
not give the boy tho chance togratify the
love for fun and adventure oiwhich ho
fondly dreams. True, being dismasted
in a typhoon or wrecked on a lee snore
lact, that it not unfrequcntiy nappena
to the participant in thoul that he never
returns homo to relate such adventures.
"And finally, as to rising in the navai
or merchant service, that, my tlcat
nephew, depends. If you have an iron
constitution, gutta-percha joints, and
perfectly tempered steel springs all
over your body; if you have a quick
mind to take in both, the practice and
thcroy of seamanship; if you have a
never-tiring energy, which can cause
such body and such mind to bo iu the
perpetual motion, and if you have
enougn oi tne yeast oi amouion uuoui
you to keep the whole in a sort of uu-
ceasing ferment why then, in the
course of time, you may rise in either,
branch of the service. But you
will never rise above hard work, ex-
posure, anxiety and responsibility,
even if you are elevated to the quarter-
deek. In conclusion, my dear Jonnnv,
my own impression is that, generally
speaking, you will find the best part of.
sea-going to consist in staying at home
and reading truthful accounts of the
sailing experiences of others." Frank
U. Converse, tn uimtian union.
The Chained Fox.
A fox that had boon caught young
was kept chained in a yard, and became
so tame that fowls and goeso ap
proachod it without fear.
Vrott.v Itiinor!" Rn.it! its mistress.
It does no hann. It is cruel to keep
So she unbuckled its collar and let it
ran about. Scarcely, however, had she
turned her back, than she heard a great
clucking from her poultry. .Looking
around, she.saw the fox scampering oil"
with her plump red pullet thrown over
" You treacherous, ungrateful littlo
villain!'' cried the woman, "and I
thought you wero so good."
"So I was, mistress," answered tho
fox, " as long as I was chained."
There are many little foxes that need
chaining. Theie'is the " put off study-.
ing your lessons to the last minute,"
for that runs off with your good marks
at school; Master Reynard "speaking
without thinking," which is always get
t.intr its owner into trouble: and Sly-
Virtnla "nnhnrfv will sen VOU (IO
Chaia them upf that'8 the only way to
manage them. Kind Words.
"The Wrong Woman."
Tho davs of romance are not passed,
A Cuban planter, visiting New York,
saw a charming woman on a Brooklyn
ferryboat, and fell in love with her. Ho
traced her home, and learned that sho
was a widow1 most respectably con
nected. He was called to Cuba, and
wrote her a letter full of affection, and
giving references, iier inenas in
quired, and lound tnat no was a uesira
ble match. She replied to the letter.
He responded. She wroto, and he
wrote, until there was an offer of niar-
rifirrn and n.n andnntniicfi. and the W('d-
din"c-day was fixed. Slw prepared hor
bridal robe, and he returned to JNcw
y0rk. They met at tho house of ono of
her friends, she wondering how he
looked, he anticipating a sdcond vision
of beauty. She saw a handsome man;
he looked, and screamed
" You are the wrong womm!"
And so it was. They had neglected
to exchange photograph. She re
mains a widow, and ho haunts the
Brooklyn ferryboats for another vision.
They have a female housebreaker
in Philadelphia that uses a iimmv as ex-
pertlv as h man iu plundering houses.
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Philadelphia is talking abotit agreat