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DKMOCIIATIO IN POLITICSi IURlC IN LlTKltATtUitf; ANII I'llOCillMHSlVirj IN SOUTHKllN INTKBM8T8.
BY A. M. BURNEY & CO.
MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1881.
VOL. II.-NO. 32.
NEWS ' AND NOTES.
A Summary of Important Events,
.Thirty army and navy oflicers have
been arrested In Kussla during the past
month on account of .Nihilistic tendencies.
PIRSOJiAL AM) GENERAL.
A ncmuer of Pennsylvania blast
furnace have suspended operation on nc
alleged depression In the iron
In consequence of the prevalence of
yellow fever in Vera Cruz the Mexican Rail
way Company has nut on n finei-iul train to
West Point (N. Y.) graduates were tMke pacngcrs direct to Orizaba.
addressed by President Uartield, Oen. Sher
man, and Secretaries Hunt and Lincoln, on
The most caroful estimates put the
cotton crop of last year at 0,400,000 bales, or
The Ute Commission, with an escort
'of soldiers, has left Los Pinos for the Grand
River country, to select tho binds for tho'
Samuel Dilauke, Democrat, has
been elected to Congress from tho Second
District of South Carolina, to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Representative O'
Connor. The Republican abstained from
. VotingVholding that Mackiyf O'Connor's op
ponent, was really elected last fall, and that,
therefore, no viiennnv evlsteit.
i M. .T. Wai.iih-v Sniiprintnnilnrit. nf
"the Railway Mail Service of the Southwest
"crn District, with headquarters at Memphis,
Las been indicted In tho Federal Court at
that city for conspiracy to defraud the Gov
ernment In securing mall contracts. The
Indictment was found on the testimony of a
bidder-of a river route In Louisiana, to
whom it Is alleged AValdron offered to secure
a contract If paid a thousand dollars.
A daring attempt to blow up the
jown-nau at Liverpool, fttigtanu, was mado
on the night of the 0th. Tho police detected
two men placing an Iron pipe containing a
lighted fuse against tho building. Tho ottl-
cers threw the pipe ino the middle of the
street, where It exploded, causing no dam-
ago further than the shattering of a few
window-panes. The two men were subse
quently arrested and found to be well
nrmeu anu supplied with money. They have
been ideinilied as Irishmen named McKev
ctt and Roberts.
The Texas & Pacific Railroad Com
pany has begun suit in the courts of New
Mexico against the Southern Pacific Com
pany, to recover that portion of the South
ern Pacific Road which was built on the land
grant of the Texas & Pacific in Xew Mexico.
The claim covers a tract of i:t0 miles, from
mo Arizona norucr to ti raso, involving no
less than $3,000,000. A temporary Injunction
has been granted nfid a receiver appointed,
Tho Texas & Pacific land grant was made'by
Congress in 1871, and the Company holds
that It has never been annulled or forfeited,
although no work of construction was ever
done In the Territory. The Southern Pa
cific claims to hold IU rights under tho gv.n-
eral right-of-way acts of Congress, which
were passed in 1875, four years after the
grant to tho Texas & Pacific.
The reported arrest of Father Mur-
ch Bank of Minister was wrecked and
jicr nroDerty destroyed. A special train
with troops was dispatched from Cork, and
at last accounts the military were quartered
in the Town Hall. A party of fifty ma
rines, sent from Bantry to quell a
riot at Bally Depot, were routed by
the mob and compelled to return
under the protection of a priest, A large
. number of evictions Jiavc been made at New
Pallas with the assistance of the troops, who
dispersed the croWd at the point of the bay
onet. Serious disturbances have occurred at
Cork, at Itodyke, In County Clare, and else
wtvro. Many additional asrests of promi
nent Land Leaguers are reported.
The Ohio Republicans met in conven
tion at Cleveland on the 8th. Senator Slier
man was made Permanent Chairman, and in
a speech of some length he took occasion to
sayi "We have no room in this country for
a leader who commands and dictates.
There never has been and there never
will be room for a private dictator or
a 'boss.' Tho man who attempts It
had better make Ids will beforehand.
Reaffirming old principles, resolutions were
adopted Indorsing the minimis' rat ion of
president Garfield and approving that of
Gov. Foster. Following is tho ticket: For
Governor, Charles Foster; for Lieutenant
Governor, J. G. Richards, of Jefferson Conn
ty; for Member of Board of Public Works,
George Paul; for Treasurer, Joseph Tur-
ney; forjudge of Supreme Court, Nicholas
Long worth, of Cincinnati; for Attorney
General, George K. Nash.
The Ute Commissioner hud a long
- and exciting conference with tho lite clricfs
at Los Pinos Agency on tho ith. The Com
niisMonersinforincd them that they had come
to the Agency for the purpose of carrying
out the terms of the treaty entered into one
year ago; that It was the dot-Ire of the Gov
eminent to accomplish the terms of the
treaty as speedily as possible, and have the
l tes placed upon a new reservation, and
that five representative Utes could ac
company tho Commissioners to select
the new reservation. Although exhibiting
marked dissatisfaction with the peremptory
mandates of tho Commission, Chief Sapo
vanaro finally left the naming of the repre
sentatives to Agent Perry, who selected
Chiefs Sapovanaro, Guero, Colorow of the
Vncompahgres, and Joe and MacCook to
accompany the Commission. Tho Indians
present at the rost, several hundred in num
ber, displayed some disposition to turbo
lenee, but were overawed by tho large force
of soldiers on duty and prepared to quickly
suppress any at of hostility,
An exciting event occurred in the
New York Assembly Chamber on the 0th
Just previous to the vote for United States
Senator being called, Mr. Rradley, a Stalwart
Republican member from Cattaraugus
County, arose In his seat, and having received
? recognition from the Speaker, said: "I
received last night 2,5()0 to pay mo for vot
Ing to-day for Chauncey M. Depcw. I have
' deposited the money with the Speaker of
this House, and 1 now ask for a committee
of investigation." Speaker Sharp corrobo
rated tho statement and said that he had the
money in his pocket. Messrs. Armstrong,
of Oneida, and Sisson, of Washington subse
quently stated that they also had been
offered money to vote for Depew. A com
mittee was appointed, and immediately af
ter adjournment the investigation wni bo
gun. Bradley testified the money was paid
him by Senator Sessions, with the under
standing he was to chinge his voto from
Piatt to Depew. He accepted the money
lor the purpose of exposing the bribe. Ses
sions swore point blank he never paid Brad
ley the money and that there was no sugges
tion of money between them.
nearly a million and a half bales more than
the splendid crop of 1870. , .
A New Aliunt & Chicago Railroad
conductor named Davis undertook to climb
on top of a car near Pckln, Ind., and was
knocked off by tho timbers of the bridge
across Blue Rivor, and instantly killed, .Ilis
body fell Into the river, and was recovered
by the train-men and taken to New Albany.
He had only been on tho road a few days.
At tho village of Chosaning,-Mich.;
recently, a party of roughs connected with a
circus, armed with clubs, proceeded to break
up a dance. Augustus Emery, a policeman,
was pounded to death; Fred Wcnzol was
fatally injured; J.B.Griswold, village Pres
dent, was severely wounded; Charles Ha
uler received a pistol ball In the side of the
face and a dozen others were cut and bruised.
Thirteen of the gang were arrested, and
with difficulty the people were restrained
from lynching them.
The National Millers' Association held
their eighth annual Convention at Chicago,
beginning on the 7th. The Cochran patent
cases, representing claims for damages to
the amount of $30,000,000 against members
of the Association, were settled by compro
mise, the terms of which are private.
The completion of the Fayetteville
(Ark.) Branch of the St. Louis & San Fran-
Slsco Railroad was celebrated on the 8th, at
Fayetteville, with great ceremony.
Di king a severe storm near Wheel
ing, AVest Va., on the 6th, a family named
Straub, living on Glenn's Run, were swept
away in the night, the nyuhcr and five chil
dren being drowned and the father carried
on a log to the head of one of the Sisters' Is
lands, where he was found In an insensible
The negroes who murdered a farm
er named A. F. Hall, near Lockesburg,
Sevier County, Ark., wore hanged by an in
furla'ed party of citizens.
The Department of State has issued
pamphlet containing the report of Mr.
Scanlon, Chief of tho Bureau of Statistics of
the Department? relative io the pork Indus
tries of the United States. This report cov
ers all phases of the pork trade, and Its state
ment s are substantiated by European and
American experts, dealers, packers, hog
raisers, shippers, health officers, inspectors,
railroad men, etc. The pamphlet is intend
ed for distribution In Europe, Its object be
ing to set at rest the existing prejudices
against the wholcsoincnessof American poi.k
products prejudices that have in many cases
The city of Quebec, Canada," wo4
vMtcd by a most destructive conflagration
on tho night of the 8 h, which originated at
the corner of St. John and Oliver Streets and
spread so rapidly that the Fire Department
was unable to check its progress until the
entire quarter of the city known as the St.
John suburbs, lying midway between St.
Koch's and tho Upper Town, had bocn
swept away. The greatest confusion reigned
and property spared by the flames was freely
plundered by thieves. Several persons are
known to have perished in the flames. Prob
ably GOO buildings were destroyed, among
them St. John's Catholic Church, tho finest
church edifice in the city. The total loss
is estimated at $1,300,000. Tho Legislative
embly voted $100,000 for the relief of suf
ferers, and large private subscriptions are
A terrible riot occurred at Cork,
Ireland, on the Oth, while the races were In
progress. The mounted police charged the
mob. There were a number of casualties
on both sides. Twenty rlo ers were arrested.
The centennial of tho birth of George
Stephenson, the originator of the railway
locomotive, June 9,was celebrated in various
parts of England, the chief observance-being
at Newcastle-on-Tyue, Stephenson's birth
place, wbcre there was a procession of rail
way locomotives, nearly every railway com
pany In tho United Kingdom being rcpre
seutcd In the line by its most powerful en
gines. In the afternoon there was a proces
sitfn of trade societies, a hundred thousand
persons participating. The occasion was
also celebrated among the railway employees
in various parts of the Continent
County Judge Harris, of Perry
County, Ark., and John L. Mathews, editor
of the PcrryviUe Times, have been forced to
leave their homes on account of threatened
violence. The trouble originated in the
prosecution, by order of Judgo Harris, of
two delinquent Deputy Sheriffs, Green Myers
and James Isham. The Times published
several ankles reflecting upon the delin
quents, soon after which an attempt was,
made to burn the printing-ofllco,.! he Judge
and the editor then received written notice
through tho Post-office to leave tho town
within fifteen days, under the' penalty of
death. They left. Judge Harris arrived at
Little Rock and had en interview w ith the
Governor, who promises him all the assist
ance needed' to protect tho lives of threat
ened parties and to maintain the law.
The Theater Royal, Belfast, Ireland,
was entirely destroyed by fire on the 8th.
The first fifty miles of the Tula Cen
tral Railroad, Mexico, was opened on the
Ofli.to Cuantla. Tho Monlos Rallroadhasalso
The boiler of the steamboat John II.
Hanna exploded on the 8th, near New Or
leans, scalding and otherwise Injuring eleven
employees, all colored. . Five of them died
soon afterward from their injuries, and four
others were not expected to recover. One
was drowned. Tho Hanna and St. John
are said to have been racing at the time the
The Post-office and Mooney's and
Bayllss's stores, at Washburn, Barry Coun
ty, Mo., wre robbed on the morning of the
flth. Ono thousand dollars' worth of stamps
were taken from the Post-office and $2,000
in cash from Bayliss's store.
Two wife-murderers were sentenced
in the St. Louis Criminal Court on the Oth
Win. McQueen, two years In tho Penitentia
ry, and James Bunks, colored, for life.
An East-bound El Faso stage was
stopped and robbed by one man, who over
awed four passengers, including a soldier.
The mail pouches were emptied.
Rev. Father P. F. Uager, a Catho
lic priest) and his brother werd smothered
to death at Corcoran, Itehnepln County,
Minn., on the 8ih. The gentlemen were
stopping with friends and slept lit a close
room with an imperfectly burning lamp. .
The Solomon Valley, Kansas, was
swept by a destructive cyclone on the eve
ning of the 9th. Its first effects were noticed
la Beloit and vicinity, where some slight
damage is reported. Passing southeast
along the valley it reached the vicinity of
Solomon City, where It wreaked Its greatest
fury. Four miles northwest of the town
Denbls Morgan and sister were instantly
killed and their house totally destroyed.
At Bennington, twelve miles northwest, a
farmer mimed Futhlngham, his wife, and
hired hand were killed, and the house com
pletely demolished. In the saino vicinity
three stone farm-houses were blown down,
but the inmates were In the cellars and es
caped fatal injury. A , large num
ber of . houses and barn-.-, along
tho ' valley between Solomon City
and Minneapolis, a distance of 20
miles or more, were blown down. The hail
stones came down very thick; some of
them were larger than walnuts, and con
tained in I he center small pebbles. The cy
clone was funnel-shaped, small end down
ward, and nt times as it moved In its onward
course the heavy top would careon over to
ward tho east and large jets shoot out In va
rious directions, The cyclone display lasted
about twenty minutes and the duration of
tho storm was about one hour. The damage
to houses and crops is heavy.
At Espanola, N. M., two desperadoes,
Knowle s and Connors, were summarily dealt
with by tho vigilantes, the former being shot
and the latter hanged.
Anthony W. Gardner has been
elected President of Liberia, and Rev. W.
F. Russell, Vice-President. They are
pledged to the education of the masses and
numerous other needed reforms.
A Philadelphia patent-lawyer, Mr.
Connelly, Is said to have received $250,000
from the Bell Telephone Company for a sim
ple device, of his Invention, by which a cen
tral telephone office can be done away with.
Joe Flint, a notorious Chicago thief,
received fatal Injuries while trying to escape
from two detectives at Kansas City, Mo. He
was run over by a train which he attempted
to board, both legs being severed.
Hayes White, colored, the murderer
of Sheriff Beattle, of Cr.ttendcn County,
Ark., was banged at Marlon on the 10th.
A number of workmen were badly
scalded by the explosion of a boiler near
Pottsville, Pa., the other day, three of
whom can not recover.
George C. Gatlino, of San Fran
cisco, Cal., suspecting his wife of infideliiy,
decoyed her into a beer garden and stabbed
her to the heart.
A handsome female burglar, aged 18
years, and named Fiances Merch, has been
captured by the Cincinnati police and locked
and several others were stunned by the
A dispatch from Halifax, N. S., says
the Norwegian barque Mette Margoethe was
wrecked off St. Paul's Island. The captain,
first officer, carpenter, two seamen andaboy
It is said tho Missouri Pacific Railroad
will build an extension from Atchison to
Omaha. The route will be through Atchi
son and Brown Counties Kans., to Falls
City, Neb., and thence to Omaha.
J. Martin, a merchant of Belknap,
Tex., was called to the door of his residence
by three men, seized and carried a short dis
tanec from the house and shot dead. After
killing Martin they went to his store and
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
At Albany, N. Y., Assemblyman
Tremble testified before the Investigating
Committee that ho had been offered money
to vote for Depcw.
Pitney, Custodian of the Treasury,
has refused to testify before the Investigat
ing Committee, and he maintains they can
not compel him to testify under oath.
The Italian exploring party, which
started from'Assab Bay, Abyssinia, con
sisting of a subaltern officer, ten sailors
and four soldiers, has been massacred in the
Mess Lizzie IIirrcniNsoN and Miss
Cox were killed and Mr. and Mrs. Hutch
inson injured by lightning while driving near
Archer City, Texas.
At Kingston, N. C, Quincy Gardiner
and James Bryan engaged in a cutting affray
which rroved fatal to the former. They
had taken up a quarrel begun by their wives,
who were compelled to witness Its tangul
Andrew D. Robeson, nephew of
ex-Secretary Robeson, of New Jersey, was
killed by lightning near Hunnewell, Kans.,
on the 12th. His clothes were literally torn
from bis body, his watch chain melted, and
his faco and body much torn.
John Schsralm, a prominent busi
ness man of Canton, Ohio, died on the 11th
from paralysis of the stomach caused by
drinking Iced seltzer-water.
A passenger train on the Ohio &
Mississippi Railway, at Vincennes, Ind.,
dashed into n wagon containing three men.
James Bradley was seriously Injured and
the others badly bruised.
Reimheiler, the German who shot
and robbed Al Angel, near Irish Grove, Mo.,
recently, was taken from Rockport Jail on
the 10th by some twenty-five men and
A colored boy wno was Ditten by a
spider, at Natchez, Miss., the other day,
diod soon after in great agony.
Jwo brothers, Rub and Sidney Pat
rick, living near Golden, Colo., quarreled
over the ownership of a dog on the 12th.
Sidney shot and instantly killed his brother.
The murderer was arrested.
A break in the Erie Canal, near Al
bion, N. Y., caused much damage on the
12th. The water flooded all that section,
carrying away fences, bridges, etc., and
working destruction in general. A woman
and two children were saved by getting on
pig-pen, which floated about a mile before
they were rescued.
Wm. Henry, Samuel Buckner and
Peter Cook were fatally Injured at Lafayette,
Ind., the other day. They were tearing
down the roof of the Court-house when it
Henri Vievxtkmps, the celebrated
Belgian violinist, is dead.
. Reminiscences of Colonel Scott.
Colonel Thomas A; Scott died worth
ab -nit $ 1.1,000,000. He might have been
much richer had he cared to be so. ' But
liowas in the habit of saying that $10,
000,000 were quite enough for any one
man to possess, and rather too much for
any ono to leave to his heirs.
Colonel Soott's administrative aud
executive abilities, were of the first order.
He knew how to do everything himself,
and ho inspired his subordinates with
his own energy and beliof that whatever
was necessary was possible. "" He' pos
sessed in a remarkable degree the affoc
tion of his subordinates and associate
and he had a way not only of making
friends but of keeping them,
Simon Cameron early learned to ap
preciate his abilities, us also did" Presi
dent Lincoln in the spring of 1861, when
the outbreak at Baltup .fre sevartd rail
road communication betweon Washing
ton and the Northern and Eastern cities.
Cameron, who was then Secretary of
War, telegraphed to Scott that "a man
of great energy and decision with ex
perience as a railway officer" was needed
to restore the broken communications,
and that he was just the man for the
place, and he fully justified Cameron's
high opinion of him, for before the Prcs
dent and the country fairly realized the
nature of the work, a new railway line
between Washington and Philadelphia)
by way of Annapolis, was opened, and
troops from New England, New York,
New Jersey and Pennsylvania came
pouring in for the defense of the Capi
tal. For this he was made Colonel of
the District of Columbia Volunteers, and
subsequently Chief of all Government
railways and telegraphs and Assistant
secretary of War.
Colonel Scott's personal bravery was
as great as his energy. , As an illustra
tion of this the story is frequently told
by the employees of the Pennsylvania
road how he ran a train loaded with
ammunition into Antietam just before
the battle there. He took charge of the
train himself and ran it so fast that the
wheels of both cars and locomotive began
to smoke, much to the alarm of the
brakemen. He would not stop, how
ever, until the army was reached, despite
He was married twice. His first wife
was a Miss Mulison, of Columbia, Pa.,
and they began housekeeping when his
salary was iifty dollars a month. After
her death, more than twenty years ago,
he married. Miss Anna Riddle, daughter
of the editor of the Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Commercial. He had two children by
each, the elder in each case being a boy
and the younger a girl. Those by his
second wife are respectively eight and
six years old.
Colonel Scott, like many other Phila
delphians, was never lacking in publio
spirit. He was ever ready both with his
time and money to serve his fellow-citi-
markable. Whon a now bridge was to
be built over the Schuylkill River in 1875
he undertook the contract to have it
ready at a certain time - and at a certain
price. He turned it ovgr to the authori
ties a month sooner than was required,
and subsequently he repaid to the city a
large percentage of the contract price,
explaining that tho work had not cost
so much as ho anticipated. .
Colonel Scott held the following offices
during his lifo: Collector of Canal
lolls at Columbia, i a., UMef merit in
the office of Collector of Tolls at Phila
delphia, General Agent of the Eastern
Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
General Superintendent of the same
road, Vice-President of the company
Colonel of the District of Columbia
Volunteers, Chief of Government Rail
ways and Telegraphs, Assistant Secre
tary of war, Colonel and Assistant
Quartermaster : on General Hooker's
staff, Chief of Transportation, President
of the Pennsylvania Company, President
of the lexas Pacific Kailroad Uompany,
President of the Union Pacific and the
Atlantic & Pacific Railroads, and Direc'
tor of tho Southern It dlway Security
Company. flew Xork Uraj.hic.
A practical engineer says, through the
Detroit Free iress: . ..
So much has been said of tho daunt
less courage"and self-sacrificing heroism
of locomotive engineers, as displayed
during the few seconds intervening be
tween the discovery of immediate im
pending danger and tho actual occur
rence, that it has become the subject of
much annoyance to our profession
During my experience of over ten years
as engineer of both slow and fast trains,
on various prominent lines, there has
never been, to my knowledge, one acci
dent where the presence of an engineer
on his' engine, after' certain acts have
been performed (unless as a precaution
of personal safety I, was not the height
of foolhardiness, and this in justice to
all concerned in the general result.
On a passenger train, after the air
brakes are applied, the engine reversed
and the sand-lever open, the presence
of a whole cabful of cool-beaded, ex
perienced engineers would not alter the
result one single bit. Now as to the
"eagle-eyed hero" who has so many
lives at his mercv in times whon mortal
danger stare3 his train in the face. What
is the man there for, if not to use every
possible exertion to avert impending
calamity? Is it not the intention of his
superiors that he shall take the train
safely to its destination, and in passing
over his run to use every known precau
tion lor safety? We are familiar with
and use daily methods for safety un
known to the publio and not definitely
provided for in the regulations of the
company. An engineer who would
abandon his engine at the first sight of
danger, without .having first used the
means at his command to lessen the re
sult, would (save in very exceptional
cases) be hooted out of tho coun
try. From the very earliest stages
in the apprenticeship of an engineer,
it is daily brought to his notice
that the corwt and proper thing to do
in all cases where a sudden stop is re
quired, is to reverse and open the throt
tle, using sand to keep the wheels from
slipping, and in his usual work on local
freight trains he has it continually in
use before him, while doing switching,
etc. Thus long before he becomes a
passenger engineer It is second nature
to him to adopt this method when occa
sion demands. In addition, to this means'
all passenger engines are provided with
air-breaksj and their application be
comes f rorii frequent usage quite as me
chanical under all circumstances as in
the previous mentioned means provided.
It takes much less time than those un
initiated . can imagine to accomplish atl
that is possible for an engineer to do to
stop his train ) a very few seconds suf
fice, and nearly always he has amplo
time to jump and save himself from
auiW probable Injury, We who are
daily liable to be subjected to the . re
quirenients know the uselessness of run
ning unnecessary riaksj ttnd how lew are
the thanks wo receive from our employ
ers when (and they are tho ones wo are
most conceined in keeping on the right
side of), perchance, one of our number
by an error of judgment, suffers per
sonal injury. If the truth were known,
it is not. quite freely accepted as a fact,
after the usual means to stop have
been made, many a good man has gone
to his death by reason of being seized
with a sort of paralysis, and being ren
dered helpless for the time being by the
thought" of the terrible calamity to fol
low. It la customary to tell the fireman
to jump, and as he can in nowise assist
in these emergencies, he usually escapes
Occasionally on drodlved roads col
lisions occur so suddenly that both men
on the engine are killed without the usual
fow seconds' warning, and then it is cus1
tomary to laud those killed as brave
men who went to their death rather than
dosert their posts of duty, while in real
ity the poor fellows had only time td
feel tho sudden choking sensation al
ways present when sudden mortal dan
ger stares at us.
The Lawyer's Boy.
Anybody who thinks that the bov em
ployed around a lawyer's office has
nothing to do but empty the paper bas
ket, run to the post-ofilce, sweep the
room and read the jokes of Blackstone,
is grandly mistaken. A boy that Is, a
prize of a boy, and one that will event
ually become a great lawyer himself
has a heap on his mind, and no time for
sling-shots or tops. Yesterday while a
uotroit lawyer was in court, with his1
boy in charge of the office, a newspaper
man who was hunting through the Mof
fat Block stumbled upon the young at
torney and was received with :
" Come right in. The papers in vour
case are ready to be signed."
-- t nai caser
Application for divorce."
"But I'm not the man."
"Ain't you? Well, vou look like him.
Lot's see? Are you the dofendant in the
Jones vs. Brown case of tresrjassP If
so, I am to tell you that the case is put
over until next Saturday, at the same
hour in the afternoon."
" No, I am not Brown."
.nU.t&al L -) W. UlnMi .rrtU nur
come on this term, and to suggest that
be amend bis declaration, lou nave
not given the dates whereon tho de
fendant called you a 4 reptile' and a
" But I am not Ryan."
"Is that so? That's too bad, but per
haps you can't help it. Was it ypur
wife who eloped with a man named
" Then you are not Mr. Clem. I was
to tell him that he forgot to state the
particular time at which he first noticed
a coldness in her demeanor. Let's see?
Oh! there's that bigamy case. I was to
say to the defendant that the prosecu
tion appear to have hunted up and got
hold ot the testimony of a third female
who claims to have married you in To
ledo in 1804, and that your case looks
shaky, w e win, however, ao our bostr
to pull you through, as we do all oyr
You are off again i I am not the
" Dear me, that's another. Well, all
right. I was to say to any new client
that Mr. would bo back in an hour.
Come in and sit down and look over the
City Directory. We will take your case
at the lowest cash price and do our level
best to win it. Consult no other firm
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Hiii "Vrmin T"nlL-a 11
A K I'M WAY TRUNK.
The Profit of the Revision.
The question has been asked again
and again : Where do the profits of sales
of the revised New Testament go? There
is no Bible Society or Missionary Asso
ciation to profit thereby, but after pay
ing expenses, which by the English Com
mittee are given as $100,000 for work
thus far done on both Testaments, all
other Drofits go to the University Press
publishers, who at the outset in lieu of
tho copyright guaranteed all expenses to
the revisers there. The American Com
mittee, however, do not receive and will
not get one cent. Their expenses, not
for labor, but for travel, correspondence,
stationery, etc., have been paid by pri
vate subscriptions up to this timo. The
profits must be very groat if the Oxford
publishers have already sold, as report
ed, 2,000,000 copies. But this number
includes the 500,000 sent to this country.
The different styles are sold cheaper in
the United States than they are in Eng
land, Canada and the colonies, because
of the lack of .international copyright
here.,,, For example, the very popular
twenty-cent edition sold here in New
York sens in lonqon ana wueoec ior
twenty-five or thirty cents, and the higher-priced
copies' are proportionally in
creased. N. Y. Herald. y. ;
- Lightning did terrible work at Ce
dartown, Ga.t recently. In a double log
house occupied by a family named Prince
ind another named Brazier, the bolt en
tered the roof and struck dead Mrs.
Brazier, who was standing by the fire
roasting coffee. Her neck was broken
and her head split open by a piece of the
mantel that was torn off by the light
ning and hurled at her with terrific
force. Mr. Powell, who was holding
Mrs. Brazier's infant, was knocked
senseless. Jeff Yancey, who was in tho
same room, was struck deaf. Mrs.
Prince, who stood in tho hallway be
tween the two rooms, was instantly kill
ed, and a hole was made in the floor un
der her feet as if a rille-ball had pierced
Assessors have a way of finding out
how poor ft man is. N. O. Picayune.
''Ifo, sir," said John, determinedly,
' we vron't give' it tip if wo have to go
" Well." said Fred, ' I don't see afiy
way, unless we do go a-foot, for we
have only got two dollars between us
and tho faro to Portland is niore'n two
Pete UatcstufT got over harder
spots thau this," said John, "and I
know we can."
John Sheldon, a bright, quick-witted
boy, of about fourteen, is the son of a
well-to-do farmer of Oxford County,
Maine. The other boy, Fred, llnrd
ing, jjfiojlliige doctor's son, a tew
months' yotlnger. The two are excel
lent friends. ThCy have been' reading
"Perilous Adventures df Tete Rates
tull", tho Bov Sailor." Roused bv tho
daring deeds and wonderful escapes of
the hero, a mania to go to sea has
fallen upon them. They think there's
no good in asking their father's ad
Vice, so they are laying plans in secret.
John has" learned that tho iisliing
schooner Brittomart sails for New-
ioundland the 25th, and it is now tho
4thi I he two boys start from beneath
the "High Top" sweeting-tree, in the
orchard where they have been sitting.
"Ain't there no way to go on the
freight train?" asked Fred, throwing
an apple core toward a chipmonk,
chattering on ths stone wall.
"No. I guess not," sa'.d John,
thoughtfully. " But I've got an idea! '
he exclaimed exultantly, crumpling up
ins viu siiiin uui, uuu giTm it nil up
"Quick! out with it," said Fred.
"There's an old trunk of grandpa's
up in the garret! Do you see, Fred?
Chuck what wo want in that, get in, and
one of us goes as baggago! What do
you say to that?"
" You've struck it!" exclaimed Fred.
"Let's go at it. I'm in for that. Why
you re as cute as ' l ete. "
"We ll have to start in the morn
ing," said John. "We'll have a eay
tiniei W e'll see a bit of the city when
We're through our business with tho
Not a ddubt but that thev could go
as sailors had. once entered their heads
Of course Captain Daly would take
Jt was decided that Fred should get
leave, and come down and stay all
night with John. He was to take with
him what he wanted, and they'd pack
wnat tney coum in the trunk.
a little alter uusk, trcd came over,
bringing his best suit, a lot of dough
nuts, a small pistol, and his new base
ball, tied together in an old handker
chief. These, with some of John's pos
sessions, were packed in tho trunk,
for an early start in the morning.
The boys retired iu good season, but
not to sleep. At half-past eleven, John
looked at his watch, for ho had a pretty
silver one given him at his last birth
day. He said:
"Why, Fred, if you'll believe it.it
ain't but half-pnst eleven."
Tho same was repeated at one, and
again at half-past two. At three thoy
rose and dressed, went softly down the
stairs, aud out into tho cool, drear, Sep
Each taking a handle of tho trunk,
they went toward the station, about
three miles off. They reached the de
pot, as they hoped to, before any one
It required some talking, on John's
part, to persuade Fred that he, bo ng
the smaller, ought to go in the trunk.
There was just room for him to curl
down on his side.
He got in, John shut the cover, locked
the trunk, and Bat down beside it.
"How d'ye feel, Fred?" he asked, at
"Kinder boxed up," said Fred.
' There ain't no room to spare."
Soon the depot was opened.
John bought his ticket, got his check
and when the train came steaming in
he first mado sure the trunk was put on,
and then ho got on board, and off they
AtD Station, in a yard just be
hind tho depot, were kept some deer, a
fox, a raven and other animals.
Their fame had reached John's ears,
and. as there promised to be ' a stop of
several minutes for breakfast, lie left
the car and went round to see them;
and, for a time, they quite drove his
sea-voyage f i om his mind.
There came a sudden reminder, how
ever, when he heard the puff, puff, of
the engine and the rumbling of the cars,
Then he started and ran round to the
front ot tho depot, only to see the train
moving off without him!
"Well, now, I was a fool!" hb
thought, as ho looked after tho vanish
Tie asked a man. standing near, when
the next train went to Portland. .
"Not till afternoon," was answered.
This was a blow to John. Added to
his desire to reach the city was not a
little anxiety as to Fred's condition in
What a long four hours he had to
wait! Time had never dragged so bo-
At Inst the longed-for train came, and
John reached Portland in sa'ety.
Tho next thing was to find his trunk.
He went up to a man standing near
some baggage, and asked him how to
get trunk. '
"Where's ycr chock?" asked the
John showed it.
Tho man looked among the trunks.
"There am t no trunk like that here,
John stood a minute, dismayed.
"There must be one somewhere," he
said, not a little anxious. "Is there
another place to find trunks?"
"Nut's I know of," said the man.
" Did ver trunk come along with you?"
"I've iust come." said John; "but
mv trunk came this morning."
The man looked again.
' Wal, the trunk ain't here, that's
6ure." he said.
Poor John! What was to be done?
One thing was certainhe mr.st find
the trunk. He waa sure it was put on
board. Where was it now, and where
" Can vou tell "? what to do to find
tP" asked John, very earnestly and
Lor'.-boy, Hi noip you an i can,
said the man, good-naturedly. . .V-Did
yousayyer trunk come on tno oany
train f via you see n put onr
"Yes, sir,' said John: "I saw it put ;
on that train mysell."
' Well, well," said the man consol
ingly. "You wait here a minute and
1 11 see if 1 can find out anytning nooui;
it. I guess it's all right."
John's frame of mind waa anything
but an enviable one as ho stood await
ing the man's return. A fow minute
later he came baok, and Conductor P ,
You are John Sheldon, aro your'"
asked the conductor. .'
"Yes, sir," answered John, to Jtttui.
" rou ve lost a truuK, nave you, my
boy?" ;, .
" Yes. sir. Can vou tell mo where to
find it?" tho latter questioned, eagerly.
Did your trunk contain any thing
very valuable?" . ' , ..
"Very- said John; "ana l must i
find it," looking anxiously around attlio
"Any objection to telling me what .
your trunk contained?" asked tHo eou-.
John hesitated. Yes, ho had decided
objections. Ho half-wished himself out
of this scrape. . ,
' There was a boy shut up in tnai i
trunk, was there?" questioned the eon-i ,
doctor, narrowly watching John, who
started visibly. "Do you think a boy
could live till this time shut up like 1
that?" went on tho conductor, in a.
"I don't know," said John, with a
catch in his voice. . '
Running away to sea thus far had
proved a doubtful pleasure. '
" That 8 a tiling you snouiu nave ,
thought of before trying such a fopl
hardy trii k as this," said Couductor
'II you wanted to go o sea, .
why didn't you do it like a man, and ,
not sneak off like a thiol?"
John stood abashed, terror-stricken,
too, at the thought of what might be
I red s fate.
You want to po to sea. do vou?"
continued the conductor, ironically.
"I don't know," said John. "But
I want to find the trunk." ';
"Naturally you do," mercilessly said
the conductor. "I should suppose you
would, after leaving a boy in a danger
ous situation like that!'! ;
Oh, sir. If you know anything about
Fred, please tell pie!" with a sharper'
catch in his voice. !
The best thing you can do is to go
home and learn the result of your folly. 5
You may be in time to attend the fu- i
noral!" . .
Poor John! No ono to blame but
himself! He feared the worst had
come, and certainly wished himolf at ,
that ho had an enirnzemcnt of a
minutes, and that John could wait
there if he liked till he came back.
Unhappy John he waited; for ho
didn't know what else to do.
Meantime, let us return to Fred in '
the trunk. '
Fortunately, the trunk was put m ,
right side up. and, for a time, he went
quite comfortably. At ono of the sta-
tions where more trunks were put in, ;
one came crash on top ot Fred's. Tho
co vor cracked, and Fred shrank down.
" Gracious, that came near smashing t
me!" he thought. "Hope they won't
put in many like that!" ' ' '
His bones were beginning to acho, i
and ho felt stiff from being cramped jn ,
one position so long. ,
He tried to stretch in vain; he then
ied to turn a little, with a like result.
t'"CJli, dear!" he groaned; "this is
anything but fun. -
All this time other trunks were piling
up about him, thus lessening his supply ,
of fresh air.
To add to his discomfort, he began to '
feel sick; his head ached yes. aud ho ,
ached all over. ', .
" I'd give ten dollars to be out of
this," he thought. "I wish I hada'tii
oome in this sneaking way."
He grew sicker real seasick. He
wondered if he were geing' tO' die;' ho'
was euro ho felt sirk enough. , . , , ;., .
If any of you, readers, wore ever
seasick you can sympathize with poor .
Fred and know a little of the hiisery lie
was suffering. , ; ' i
At last he could endure it no ' longer.
He hoard men in tho car, and he - cried .
out: . , j
" Let me out!"
" Hello, there!" exclaimed one of tho
men. "What stnatr . . i
Thev Btood still a minute, listening. '
" Let me out! Oh, let me out! '
came inmufllod tones to their ears. '
"Robbers!" shouted the man, jump-
ingback. "Thieves in here!" and,
for a fow minutes, there was quite a
lively time in tho car. . . : ..i
The trunks were pulled out, and
guided by a. rather stilled howl, Fred's
trunk was broken open, and a miser
able, haggard, homesick boy was found.
The conductor came along, aud Fred.'
in a bit of shamefacod way, confessed
all about the sea-going plan but only
after various questions from the con
ductor. Even John might have for
given him for telling, if ho had soenv
wnat a wrcieneu, nomesiuK uoy ue w.t.
Well," asked the conductor, With ft
dry smilo, "do you ivant to keep on,
and go to sea? . :, ,
Fred's longing for the sea had cooled.
His experience in the trunk had taken
the romance all out of a sailor's .life foci
him. , ..'
"I'd rather go home than do any
thing else in the world," said: Fred, i
with more energy man ne nam Dqioro .
Conductor P know the boy's'
father, and he decided to send Fred,
home. He had looked through tho
train for John, thinking to see if his
mind had changed; but no boy answer
ing his discription was found, as wc,
who remember his adventure at D- ,
But Fred, a sadder and somewhat
wiser boy, was left to take the next
Quito late in the evening, there wa
a raDat the Sheldon door, and a shame
faced, though quite light-hearted, boy
was let in.
Running away to sea was never a pleas
ant subject to tho two boya afterward.