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BY A, M. BURNEY & CO. - . i.i l MMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE,SATUIiDAY, JULY !),' 1881. VOL. II.-NO. 35.
HEWS AND NOTES.
A Summary of Important Evonts. '
IUrvarp defcalcd Columbia in the
The President and members of the
Cabinet returned to Washington from Long
I'ranch on the 27th.
Geneh al.Okd, recently returned from
Mexico, speaks encouragingly of the pro
gressive ftpirlt manifested by that country,
and predicts a steady iniproveuieut in all
Fresident Gahkikld will nttend the
unveiling of the Jlel'herson statue ot Clyde,
O., July 22, und next day be with bU old
regiment, the 42d Ohio, at their annual re
union ut Gallon.
A hecent Washington dispatch says :
" nrloicr lruc, of lb Treasury, bas re
ceived a telegram frou "Mississippi stating
that the Republican and Greenback of
that State had failed to make a coalition and
would not put tickets In the field, but will
let the election go by default."
The Albany (N. Y.) Grand Jury hai
Indicted Senator Sessions of the State Legis
lature for bribery in connection with the
Senatorial election. He Is held in $3,000
hail. Counsel for Sessions demanded an
Immediate trial, and denounced the whole
proceedings as being instigated by yartisau
The Virginia Repulican State Con
vention has been called to meet at Lynch
burg, August 3. The IteadJ listers claim to
have carried their point in naming the place
for holding tho Convention, but a most stub
born iifrht for supremacy in the Convention
is inevitable. The State Committee rcor
ganlzed and chose J. W. Cochran, a colored
man, as Chairman.
Secretary KiRKWOonhai appointed
to a clerkship In the Indian Bureau, Francis
l.allesche, ayoungl'onca, brothtrot "Bright
Eyes." He was educated at the Indian
School at Omaha Agency, and is said to be
a young mau of average talents and good
habits. It is Secretary Klrkwood'i iuteo
ti n to place a number of young Indians in
the Department, and as soon an they "have
become familiar with the detail of the oDice
to transfer them to the Agencies.
J. F. McCurtain, Principal Chief of
the Choctaw Nation, has issued a proclama
lion railing attention to the recent declion
of the United States Attorney General In
reference to unauthorized occupants of land
in the Indian Territory. Tei-mUsion is
given settlers to remain until their present
crops are harvested, providing tlioy agree
then to voluntarily surrender tho land nrpay
the usual rent to the Choctaw authorities,
otherwise; they will bo suddenly dispos
Conoukssm an Kkihiu, of Ohio, has
been lu Washington recently, as report says
working up his prospects as Speaker of the
next, House. Seven other Republican can
(lidates are said to b: Kasson, of Iowa;
llixeock, of New York; Robeson, of New
Jersey; Burroughs und Hubbell, of Michi
gan; Heed, of Maine, and Orth, of Indiana,
Tim Democrats will put forward Randall
Blackburn or S. S. Cox, and Kellty, of
Pennsylvania, is mentioned as the Green
bnek candidate. Should the Democrats and
Greenbackcrs unite on a candidute for
Speaker, he will bo Ludd, of Maiuo.
The Iowa Republican State Conven
lion, held at Dcs Moines on the 20tb, nomi
wvtcd Judge Buren K. Sherman, of Dc
Moines, for Governor on the twelfth ballo
For Lieutenant-Governor, 0. H. Manning
of Carroll, received the nomination; for
Supreme Judge, Austin ..Adams
of Dubuque, and for Supcrinten
dent of Public Instruction, John
W. Akers, of Lynn. The platform congrat
uiatcN the country upon the election of Jaiuss
A. Garllcld, and tho National Aduiinistra
lion upon tho vigorous manner in which it
has undertaken to ferret out fraud and sup
press extravaganeo in public expenditures
cordially indorses all measures which look
toward a practical und judicious improve
ment of the "Mississippi liiver; declares that
uniueslionable legislative power shall
used to protect the people from any ubuses
or unjust extortions of railways, etc., etc.
Tiir United Stales Attorney-General
has furnished the Secretary of the Interior
with his written opinion regarding th
rights and duties of wbito settlers In the In
dim Territory. All persons, other than
Clioelaws and Chickasaw by birth or adop
tion, arc considered by the law as intruders
with the following exceptions: "Govern
liient employees, their familits and servants
employees of internal improvement com
punles; travelers; temporary sojourners
holders of permits from the Choc
taw and Chickasaw authorities, an
whi'e persons who are employe
under tho laws of said Indians as teachers,
mechanics and skilled agriculturists. " The
Indian 'Permit" laws are declared valid
but the duty of removal of unauthorize
persons belongs to tho Department and not
to tho Indians. In accordance with the
above, the Commissioner lias instructed the
Indian Anent at Muscogee to notify all par
ties interested, and advise them that meas
ures will speedily be taken to enforce tho
The recent terrible accident on the
Morilos Hailroad in Mexico occurred near
the village of Mailpois, where the railway
bridge spanned the Itiver San Antonio.
Owing to heavy rains t lie support of the
bridge bad become weakened, and as the
heavy train, drawn by two locomotives and
heavily laden with soldiers, passed upon it,
the structure suddenly gave way, the entire
train plunging into the abyss. Fire added
additional horror to the scene, a car of
brandy being ignited and consuming nwt of
the debris. Seventeen officers and 107
privates, together with thirty-seven
women and live children, were cither
killed outright by tho fall or roated
to death, vbilo fifty others received
hurts of a more or le-s serious character.
This is not im lusive of railway employees
or the wives and children of soldier, nnum
ber of whom were upon the ill-f:ited train.
The dispatch says; "The dead and living
were w rapt in a sheet of flame, and slowly
burned before the eyes of the survivors, who
were unaMc to save Ihein." ThcMoillns
llond Is a mrrow-gaugp line built bv a Gov
ernment subvention, and is entirely the work
of Mexican engineers.
FIRSONAL AND UENERAL.
Hon. Henry Stanshert, Attorney-
General In President Johuson's Cabinet, Is
ead, aged 73. ...
Some farmers of Searcy County, Ark.,
the other day got luto a difllculty with herd
ers who have brought cattle from Missouri
and elsewhere to feed upon the range. A
itched battlo took place, In which George
Youngblood, aherdor, was fatally wounded,
nd others received slighter wounds. Tho
stockmen held the ground at the close of the
The children of Godfrey Raugh, of
Stanford, ICy., during tho absence of IKir
parents nt church took down the old rille,
ud Julia, aged M, was shot through th
head by her brother -Benaged 12, causing
Instant death. They " did not know it was
A mysterious railway murder has
occurred in England.!" A retired business
mftn, named Fr- JVOoitld, while returning to
Brighton from London, wli.r be UatlbeAti
to collect dividendi,was killed und his body
thrown out of the 'compartment of a railway
carriage. J It was found iuBalcpinbe Tunnel,'
the throat cut, and slabbed In various" places.'
fellow-passengor of the murdered man,
one Henry Mapleton, alias Lcfray, was found
in the carriage when it arrived at its, desti
nation, wounded and .bleeding. ' Ilw re
ported that shortly after passing Croydon a
number of shots were fired by gniurmme In
he carriage and he. was struck and, stunned.
evcral bullets were foind ImbedddKTh the
woodwork of the carriage. Strairgely
enough he was permitted to go at liberty af-
er having his wounds dressed, and subse
quently, when the officers went to his houso
to arrest him, he had Hod. - Lufray is suid
to be a newspaper reports'1, and claims tho
authorship of several successful minor plays
and operas. , He is believed to have com
mitted the murder.
A family feud in Morgan County, Ky.,
led to the recent killing of William Greer by
" Doc" Cockerill. This murder was the se
quel of the story of five murders, one to
avenge the other. Cockerill had a son who
killed three persons and was himself killed
by Greer six months ago. Since then Cock
erill and all the women of the family have
been going armed for Greer, who never went
out of his yard till the fatal day, when ho
enturcd In the Held and was shot dead while
Gen. Servando Canales, a promi
nent Mexican dftlcer,!s dead. He was known
ss a friend of- America, and especially of
'II. C. Cadmus, Postmaster at South
Amboy, X. J., became short in his official
accounts, and not having the nerve to meet
the Government officer scut to examine his
books, be shot himself fatally.
The PhnctoD, a local steam packet on
tho Ohio Itiver, exploded her boilers just
above MaysviHe, Ky. , on the 28tb, -blowing
the boat to atoms. Tire force of tho explo
sion was backward, in the direction of the
ladies' cabin, ivhldh fortunately was unoc
cupied, but every person on that part qf tbf
OOai Wus cllbor Ulll.d wr iujurca. Four
lives are known to have been lost, the en
gineer, Cash Nnrlor, belfljjof too imiuler.-
W. E. Lee,' a wealthy planter of
Sevier County, Ark., took down bis riilc,
aud thinking it empty, placed his foot on
the hammer to blow through the barcol,
when it was discharged, the coutcfits enter
ing his head and scattering his brains in all.
directions. He leaves a wifo and five chil
dren. .1 i; ! .. . 1 ., ...'!
Five Hungarian miners lost their
lives in Luzerne County, Pa., it is believed,
by eating poisoned sausage.
Pitney denies a report that he will go
befortr the Grand Jury and mako a full
statement of the misdoings of the Treasdry
officers at Washington say
that there are nearly three hundred rail
road corporations whose officers have thus
far either refused or neglected to furnish the
statistical information required bytheCen-,
Cai-t. J. W. Davidson, Tost Com
mander at Fort Custer, died reccnily at St.
Paul, Minn.. The deceased was in command
of a department in St. Louis during the war.
He was also married in thnt city, and bis ro
maius wore taken there for burial,
. Secretary K i rwooi denies the
rumor that thel'enslon Bureau has exhaust
ed tho appropriation for the payment of
pensions. . , ,
Vkunor predicts a hot and Btormy
July, with frequent disastrous Btortns of
wind, ball and rain throughout those sections
in which the June storms have been so se
verely felt. ' (.
It is reported at Piedras JCcgras that
several American railroad engineers' were
killed in the interior of Mexico, In conse
quence of a dispute regarding tho right of
way, but no particulars have yet been ob
tained. ReroRTS of recent Indian troubles in
Western Colorado and Utah have been great
Dick fWooD,(a. noted desperado of
Western Texas,lia8 been hangtid by the vig
ilantes. The convicted murderers of the late
Abdul Aziz, nino In number, 'have been sen
tenced to death. They are MIdhat Pasha,
MahmoudTasha, Nowrl Faaha, Ali Bey,
Nedjlb Bey, Fahri Bey, Hadji Mehmer, Mus-
tapha the Wrestler, and Mustapha tho
(lardener. Izzet Paha and Zlila Pasha,
implicated in the mqrdor, have each been
seutenccd to ten ycars penal servitude.
Jon ann Most, editor of tho Freihcit,
London, convicted of inciting to murder, has
been sentenced by Lord Chief-Justice Cole
ridge to, sixteen months' imprisonment nt
hard lnbor, Lord Coleridge said the prison
er'S offense was detestaldo and Wvardly,
and, but for the jurors' recommendation to
mercy, he could have inflicted a sentence of
penal servitude. Ilerr Most, on leaving the
prisoner's dock, exclaimed, "We. might as
wetl be in Bussia." "
The" American Spiritualist Alliance is
the name of an association recently formed
in New York and duly incorporated. Among
the incorporators are Henry Kiddle, ex-Su
perintendent of the Public Schools, New
York City, who Is its President; Charles
Partridge, H. T. Newton, llolcn Sloeutn
nnd Mary A. Newton. According to a cir
cular Uf-Jrd by Uil'rganiia' Jon it is formed
to "further the csue of SpiritHalism in its
highest and purest aspec s, and to apply Its
principles and precepts to practical work
tending to the amelioration of society and
good of mankind."
A ri.TixfJ column of infantry, cal-
ry and poiicj ns-jsted the Sheriff m cnf ic
ing evictions at Mitcbellstown, County Cork,
Ireland. Persons afalnst whom writs have
been issued puld the rent in every case, thus
preven ing i eviction. Trees were placed
across several roads to dnlay the progress of
the column, which as It entered town found
a number of carts thrown across the streets. -Tho
military and police charged the crowd
until the streets were deserted. It is staled
thirty persons were injured.
Judge Sherman, the Republican
nominee for Governor of Iowa, is a brother
of General und Senator Sherman.
Ex-Chief Justice Warren, of
Georgia, died on the 30th, aged "0. He win
on the bench for upward of fifty years.
A. D. Barber, E. R. Pholps and C.
A. Edwards have been Indicted by the Grand
Jury at Albany, N. Y., for bribing or fur
nishing money for tho purpose of bribing
State officers. . . . .
A yacht was capsizod off Bridgeport,
Ct., on the 28th, by a phenomenal squall
which lifted it coniplete.lt out of water, and
five persons were drowned." A "survivor de
scribes the battle of the elements as simply
appalling. . ,i . . " '
The storm of the 29th was wide
spread and severe. At Cherokee, Iowa, the
residence of Mr. Stevens was completely de
molished; two children boing instantly
killed and his wife receiving fatal injuries.
An ojd lady, named Oberch, of Ihe same
plate, also was killed, her house being ovcr
tinned. At Meridan a Miss Pierce was
killed by lightning. At Keller Station, Ind.,
a train of fourteen freight cars was blown
from the track nnd down an embankment.
The cars were lifted so neatly that not a.
link was broken. Near Lewiston, Pa., a
baggngo truck was carried fifty yards and
dashed to pieces.
Sanderson's stage from Lake City
was robbed by two masked men twelve miles
west of Alamosa, Col.', on the 30th. There
were six passengers, five men and one
woman. The robbers secured between $800
The President has appointed R. S.
Foster United States Marshal for the District
of Iudiaun, vice Win. W. Dudley, appointed
Commissioner of Pensions, and Bobcrt G.
llalley, of Vermont, U. S. Consul at Barba
does, viceW. II. II all is, suspended.
The Chicago Saengcrfest began on
the 29th. Thy opcuing concert was a grand
' Several hundred Scandinavians who
recently went to the Sandwich Islands un
der labor contracts, are said to be practically
held in a state of slavery, being disposed of
by lot among the planters and kept under
tho most rigid surveillance. This report
was brought to San Francisco by a Swede
lately arrived from Honolulu, nnd caused
greut excitement among tho Scandinavian
residents, who at onco took measures to
warn their countrymen against Hawaiian
Aarburo, a large village of the
Canton of Berne, Switzerland, has been de
stroyed by fire. Two or three inhabitants
Thomas Smaltt and Wm. Fierson,
iri1 ei'i;M nd ten vears. have been arrpsted
in Jersey City, N. J., for fiendish cruelty to
Thomas Lawson, aged six, whom they drag
ged Into an outhouse, stripped, and abused
in various ways, including the cutting' of
bis chest and back with a pocket-knife.
The perpetrators say they only did itforfun.
The body of Martin iennucon, an
oged citizen of Lincsvllle, Pa., was found
hanging to a fence, dead. ' He disappeared
a few days ago, and the supposition is that
he became entangled in tho fence and was
too feeble to extricate himself.
Capt. Stanley, of tho bark Marga
rot, reports that Juno 17 he picked up in an
open boot tho captain and three men of the
French fishing schooner Kmile Ornestloe,
of St. Petcrsburgh, run lu'o the previous
day by tho bark Artis'e, of Liverpool, and
six of ihe crew were drowned.
LITE NEWS ITEMS.
Before the beginning of the ballot for
Piatt's successor, at Albany, N. Y., on the
1st, Speaker Sharpe, Stalwart, announced
that he was authorized to withdraw th
name of Thomas C. Plait. Great. excite
ment' ensued, and a large proportion of
Piatt's vote went to Depew, some of it g
ing to Cornell, and other votes to scattering
Srckktart Kirkwood, on the 1st,
notified French of his suspension from the
oflice of Commissioner of Hailroad. Upon
receiving the information French Intimated
to the Secretary hi intention of at once re
The removal of Gen. Smith from the
offleo of Collector of Customs at Bangor,
Me., to give place to ex-Gv. Davis, ha
provoked so strong a remonstrance from
leading Republican men aud papers of th
State that it i thought. Uie President will
fcrmiideT his action. A
Secretary Windom has issued
call for all outstanding registered live per
cent,, bond. ,r
CllEDtJctJON jOf the public debt during
June, $12,323,152, .
j- The experimental '. cargo toi wheat
shipped from St. Paul for Glasgow Is said
to have reached New Orleans in perfect con1
ditlon. ' " 'I -'.
Thk Denver & Rio Grande Railroad
Company is advertising in England, Ireland
Scotland and Wales for 10,00(1 laborers to
work on their railroad extensions lu Colora
da nnd Utah.
Tun Supervising Inspector-General
has sent a circular to local inspectors urging
rigid enforcement of the regulation in re
gitrd to the quantity of steam each vessel I
allowed to carry, and uch other regula
tions as tend to prevent racing by steam
boats. ' '
"tNiNETKF.N persons were seriously in
jured by a collision on the Chicago & East'
crn Hailroad, near Kensington Station, Hi.
on tho 30th, caused by misinterpretation ol
sijrnals. Both engines were wrecked and
the baggage car telescoped through the for
ward passenger coach, which was filled with
passengers. Frank H izen, one of the en
gineers, was to badly scaldod that he can not
Adam Thompson was hanged at Dal
las. Texas, on the 1st, for the murder of
Thomas Salter, of one of the oldest
and most respected families of Montreal.
Can.', but lafely a member of a notoriou
gang of desperadoes, all of whom are now
iu St. Vincent Ie Paul Penitentiary, was
murdered In that Institution on the 3oth'by
a fellow-convict, who had been placed there
throiiL'h testimony civen bv Salter. ATbi
'r'U ,nH''' izc 1
he cut his own tbri at from ear
The big comet which made its appearance
so suddenly a couple of days ago was
watched audit position measured yester
day morning through tbe big tclesoojjo at
the Dearborn Observatory. The length of
the comet and tall measured almost precise
ly eight and a half degrees, with a fewfeigiis
of streamer light extending a little fufiher,
but not forming a definite tail beyond the
limit named. Some of tbe published! esti
mates ot length, made by tbe paiticj who
tirst saw the comet, were much gi'eatpthan
Ibis. It appears probable that tho tail was
really longer on Wednesday morning than
yesterday; as it is so described by a gentle
man who saw It on both dsys. At ttventy
four minutes past three o'clock the declina
tion was forty-Blx degrees forty-eigft min
utes north, and the right ascentiiui five
hours and thirty-six minutes, withig a few
The comet Is traveling at, the raM of about
five degrees northward, 2J minute" of I'nnt
eastward, per day. The angular diameter
of th nucleus was 6,' seconds of arc, and
the distance from its center to the apparent
ton of the envelops was 70 seconds of arc.
Day before yesterday it was a mere matter
fgussithst this newlv-dncovered coinet
was identical with the comet of 1812, which
was discovered by Pons in July, passed its
perihelion in September, and was computed
by Uucke to have a period of seventy and
seven-tenths years, which would bring it
around again in l lie early part of 18S3. It it
a well-known fact, however, that the meas
ures or position, oi u comet, moving in a
very elongated orbit, can scarcely be
depended upon to give a remit much nearer
than this, especially if the perturbing attrao-
not taken into the account. The comet of
1812, for instance, has swung out into space
a Uistauce lroin the sun nfteen times
reater than that of the earth, which carried
considerably oeyonii the orbit of bat urn.
and the attracting power of the giant masses
oi me soiar system, to say nothing oi the
unureus oi uueroids whicb have been dis
covered since Kncke made his calculation.
e quite sufiicient t cause tuch a difference
tho result, if the comet passed uear tome
Maklnz due allowance for this, the motion
of tbe comet, ns so far observed, Is partly
reconcilable with that of tht convit of lfsl'J.
is traveling in, approximately, the samo
ane, but the po-ition of the point of peri
helion passage In the cclnputed orbit does
not appear to agree with that of the pres-
nt comet, ihe measures taKen ycsier-
ay have been collated by the 7Vii s-
ronomer, and he lias decided the loiiow-
as nnproxiinuto statements of niacin-
tutle iir terms with which the average read
er is more familiar than with decrees and
Tiie distance of the comet from the earth
!terday morning wjs 30,000,000 miles; the
tain'ter of I Hi nucleus, l.uiw nuii-s; tne
tmrtest di.iincter of the coinet, measured
hroiu'lnhe nucleus, 2 ),000 miles: and the
leiurtU of the tail. 4.tVJ,J.0J0 miles.
1 lie comet would appear to have already
assed (nearly) between the earth und the
un; and the shortening or the tail, above
efcrred to, ni'irht lie supposed to Indicate
that it has p.issed its perihelion som days
a0. The latter, however, does not rest on
umcicnt data as yet. It is well known tn.it
at least three observations, at moderate in
terval of time, must be made of a comet
lore the elements of its orbit can be de
termined-by its computers. Hence other
observations, besides those mado yesterday,
will be required to establish the -leading
facts of the comet's movements. - The re-
quired nu-usuroi win uu iimUtj i ma in-.n
orn Observatory and, at numerous oilier
laces, weather permitiins; nnd the comet
s rapidly moving int'j a mure favorable part
ot the heavens for measuring than that in
which it lias hitherto been een in
the United States. As above noted the
comet is rapidly moving northward. The
egrets .of yesterday's motion carried It so
ar north that it was above the horizon dur
ing Hie whole of lust night, instead oi beiiii;
about four hours beloiv, as on the previou-
ni-'lit. It will be above the horizon tne
whole of to-morrow night, passing the low
est point due north about twenty minutes
pasi eleven o'clock, aud will b) visible, with
a clear sky, from darn till twenty minutes
past eleven to the west of north, and from
wenty minutes past eleven till dayligntto
the east of north. Just how long it will
continue visiblo cannot at present be told,
but it will undoubtedly ba a brilliant object
n tho evening skv for several davs, and pos
sibly weeki, hence. Tne line of reasoning
adopted in re'-a id to its nresent distant
leads, however, to the conclusion that it is
decreasing in biiilianey.,
It may be inlcrcsilni: to know that the
lenglii or tne t.ul yesterday morning v.'a
four times the greatest ob-crved lensrth of
ail carried by the coinet of 112. That.
however, is no proof that the two are. not
identical, a the apparent length of tail de
pends upon the distance from the sun when
seen, and also, to a very largo extent, upo i
Us distance at tho sunieliniu from the ob
server, who watches it from tho surface of
the ever-moving earth. Uucayo Tribune.
Louisville, Ky., June 27.
rrof. Klein, of Hartford, Ky., claims that
he discovered tho comet now attracting at
tendon last September. In a letter published
in the Courier-Journal ol to-morrow he says
This so-called newly-discovered coinet
may be new to the world at large, but it i
not new to me, as I have been gazing upo
this verv comet ever since last feptember
You will remember that I told you in my
letters that it would be visible to the naked
eye in June or July, 18SI, and that it woub!
not be seen again for seventv-nine rears. Fin
thcrraore, it is not the comet of 1812, but It
the coinet of 1783, which was supposed tube
the cause of the terrific atmospherical dis
turbances of that year. I feel that I knoe
more about this comet thau other nstrono
mers, as I have nursed It, as It were, from
its first appearance until the present, aad I
know my comet by sigut nisi a a iainei
would know bis children by seeing them
Prof. Swift and other eminent scientist:
have written to me in regard to it from time
to time, ever since last lall." lhelourc,
Journal of September 6 contains an ac
count of the discovery of this comet by
Prof. Klein, In which he, at that time;, said
am of the ouiuion mat me eartn iiassei
through the tad of this coinet, and that it.-
apors so permeated our atmosphere as t
Be the direct c.iuse or th recent unprece
dented rain-fall all over the country. I be
lieve it was the cause of the treat snow
storm on the lakes early in th fall. Indeed,
the tail of tiie comet may have actually swept
all over that portion of the continent. , Manj
recent hurricanes can, l tuuiK, oe accounieu
for If we accept the above theory."
Nw Tonic, June 27.
The comet has been successfully photo
graphed by Prof. Henry Draper at his ob
servatory at U3tnj;s on the Hudson. Frof.
Draper obtained several negatives. The
Impressions will be made and pic uresdls
tributed to men of science throughout th
Albasy, N. Y., June 17.
Prof. Boss, of the Dudley Observatory, say
of the comet now visible that It is neither
the comet of 1S12 n tlpt of 17. It is th
one lately seen by the observers in South
Turin and Greece are exporting th
lu'k of their vermouth, a delicate cor
dial, to the United States, getting bet
ter-prices for it than in huroj e.
Madame Gerstcr knits all her, bus
. A M0SQUIT0 C0NUNDIIUM.
" Why am I Hko mosquitoes, dear,
runt you navo kiuuui"' no signea.
" Beeausn j on won't go hum, I fear,"
xuo sleepy maiu rcnueu.
" Thnt isn't It please try once more."
" w ell, then, you're like." salil alio,
" Mosquitoes, for tlioy always boro.
lou re wrong uaui, sum no.
" Becnuso they come 'round every night,
Ana arc a nul.-aoce, too.'"
Oh, no, my lovo; tho reason right
Is that J
l in iniisueu on
" What does that mean?" she asked. Yhllo be
Explained site yeutly coughed.
" Oh, now I understHiuli" laughed she
. " lou're mnshed because yon'ro soft."
B. C. Dottye, in the Detroit t ree Frtit.
A young girl sat in a large easy chair
in the elegantly furnished parlor of her
father's palatini mansion. Tho richst
of lace fell over ab?autiful hand, which
rested upoii tho .v.ii't upholsterv of the
'arm of the tu.iuvr.it was a band that
the most fastidious of sculptors would
have chosen for his model. On its first
shapely finger was a magnificent dia
mond ring, which the son of Mrs. Thomas
Fletcher had placed there only the night
before. Mrs. Thomas Fletcher was a
rich widow, Roland Fletcher had no
identity of his own he was always
spoken of as "the rich Mrs. Fletcher's
son," and every body knew that it was
his mother's money
that kept him
sailin" - on the top wave of elite society,
Marion Douglass, our heroine, was in
deoP thought. Her eyes rested upon
the betrothal ring upon her finger, and
a shade of sadness passed over her face.
" I wonder if there is any real happi
ness in tins world," sue said, aloud
'I thought I was going to be so very
happy after I promised to marry Roland
Fletcher, but this has been the mot
depressing day I have had for months,
How I wish I had something to do;
something that amounts to something
I want to be occupied, but there is
nothing for mo to do ; everybody does
evervthinsf for me. Roland talks about
the 'beauty of repose' and rest, but l
will tell him to-night that Cowper says,
the Absence of occupation is not
Just then the door-bell rang, and tho
servant summoned Marion Douglass to
the hall. Tho caller was a sewing-girl
from Madame Marmount's, who had
come to bring home the new silk dress
which had been made to wear at a re
ception on the following evening,
Mndanie wishes mo to slay ana see
if t.bn drfiss tits well, and if vou will wi
any alterations made," said tho sewing-
girl, as she handed the elegant dress to
The dress was pronounced a perfect
fif. and Marion saw no alterations she
wished made, so the younggirl fixed the
"loopings," and pinned on the llowers
It was with a gaze of rapture that the
tasteful dressmaker surveyed the oeau
tiful voun? ladv standinc before her. ar
raund in thn Want eoatumo. and.clasn
, i . . i, .r.i.- i, i.,,-,,i
nr her hands together, she exclaimed
O, how lovely, how lovely I"- Then, as
if fearing she had been too communica
tive, she said, "Please excuse me, iuiss
Douglass, but indeed I could not help
expressing myself as I did."
You are perfectly excusable," replied
the young lady, kindly. "II 1 look well
I am greatly indebted to you for tho
tasteful arrangement of my dress. May
I ask your nanier'
Dora, Dora uurtiss," replica tne
Don't you get very urea sowing an
the time?" askd Marion, in a kindly
tone of voice
' O, no, Miss Douglass, I love to sew
and help design the beautiful dresses.
she replied. " I hope soon to be able to
have an establishment, of my own, so
can do more for mother and the chil
Marion saw that Dora Curtiss was by
no , means tho noiiow-eyea, ttnn
cheeked, sad-faced girl" of tho average
sewing-girl type, pictured in novels. On
the contrary, she was a bright, fresh,
red-checked, happy-faced girl.
41 My mother has been an invalid for
years," she said, encourged by the in
terest the young gin naa mannesteu.
' She gets low spirited, sometimes, so I
always try to keep a state of bright
weather in my heart, and that makes
me feel better."
" Wouldn't your mother relish some
jelly?" asked Marion, impulsively; "we
have plenty oi it," ami sue sent uie
servant immediately to tho store-room
to bring two glasses of tho nicest jelly.
" I thank you many, many times, Miss
Douglass, for your thoughtfulness,"
said Dora. ' "Mother will enjoy the
jelly so very much.','
" How much happier I feel since I met
that sewing girl," thought Marion. ' I
wonder if it is because 1 happened to
think of giving her that jolly! Rut that
was such a little thing to do. How much
I might do every day for tho happiness
The next morning Marion woke up
with the full determination to go and seo
Dora Curtiss' mother and carry her some
fruit. . She got ready very so n after
breakfast, and while drawing on a pair
of well-fitting gloves over her tiny hand,
she remembered how often her friends
had said, " What beautiful hands you
have ! " and a feeling of pride filled her
heart for a moment. When she arrived
at her destination she was ushered into
a plainly-furnished apartment on the
first floor of a tenement houso. Mrs.
Curtiss received her with many kind
words of welcome and thanks. She
said the fruit and jelly were just what
she had been wanting.
As Marlon looked around the room,
her eye fell upon a paper pinned upon
the wall. These words were written
Ttenntlfnl bands are those thnt do,
Work that is earnest, prnve nnd true,
Moment by moment, the wholo day through.
She asked to copy the words in her
memorandum book, and, after a pleasant
talk with the invalid, Marion left the
house. She had only walked a short dis
tance when she unexpectedly met Ro
Why, Marion, what are you doing
in this miserable part of the city?"
I have been calling on a sick wom
an," she replied, with a sweet smile.
So you have turned Mster oi cnar-
itv, have youP" ha replied, in a tone ot
displeasure. " 1 trust you will go
directly home; don't you know lhatthis
is not a proper portion of the city for a
young girl like you ? Have you uo fear
of catching contagious diseases? Iam
afraid to come here myself, and when I
have to come to collect rents for mother,
she always ties a camphor bag around
1 am not at all afraid," replied iua-
rion, 'and this is not a God-forsaken
part of the city, if tho people generally
are as sweet, patient Christians as tho
sick woman I have left. 1 never felt so
happy in my life, and have just begun
earn that our truest happiness comes
to us through doing good to others."
Charity begins ut homo," said the
young man, twirling his goia-neaaea
cane, lou better make a convert ot
me, though I don't think much of your
lloland Fletcher walked home wuli
Marion, expostulating with her and try
ing to make her promiso that she would
never go into a tenement houe again.
After thoy had seated themselves in her
father's parlor, he took the tiny hand
with the diamond ring on it into his own
aud na;d .-
The idea of such a beautiful hand as
this is ministering to sick people in tene
ment houses, and lugging fruit, plas
ters, and nobody knows what else,
through the street for their benefit!"
My hands nre not beautiful, Koland
Fletcher," replied the young lady, hasti
ly withdrawing her hand from her lov
er's. ' I have learned to-day that
Beautiful hands are those that do
Work thnt is er.rnost, bravo and true.
Hereafter I shall devote myself to min
istering to those whom God has not soon
fit to bless with this world's goods as
abundantly as lie has blessed me
"If there is anything 1 detest," said
Roland, ' it's your pious women, your
women's rights women, your self-sup
porting women, and your fanatical
women, who tninK tncy nave a mission
I expect you will be clamoring for the
ballot next. You aro my individual
property now, and I wish you to pro-
serve your true womanliness and not
overstep the boundaries of propriety by
this nunnery, mission business.
" lou and 1 differ about the meaning
of the term true womanliness," repeat
cd Marion, in a trembling voice. ' I
feel that I have a right to follow the
dictates of my own conscience iu such
Roland saw that Marion felt hurt,
and, as he did really love her as mucb
as his sellish nature was capable ol lov
ing any woman, he tried to modify hit
rash words. Weeks passed on, Marion
still continued her visits of love and
mercy, but always under protest. Every
day she felt that Roland and sho wer
drifting farther and farther apart. The
external things of life the lifo of pleas
ure and fashion that had woven suet
chains about him were slowly breaking
in Marion's soul. Her estimate of th
things that bring happiness wore very
different. She was not surprised om
morning to receive a note from Roland
Fletcher a-king that tho engagement
might be broken. He closed the note
saying: "It has always been against mj
principles to marry any woman, with a
Years passed away. Roland Fletcher
and Marion Douglass had drifted apart
and lost sight of each oilier for a long
time. Marion had married a wealthy
gentleman who believed with her that
our happiness in life comes to us "when
we make lifo less dillicult to others."
They both were of one mind in their
idjas of usefulness. Mariou's beautiful
hands never tired of d.iing work that
was "earnest, brave and true." Three
lovely children had come to their homo,
but amid their presont happiness the
sorrows of others were never forgotten.
One lovely summer's morning Marion
started from the "Flower Mission,"
with her basket of bouquets to distribute
in the hospitals. While passing through
one of tho wards she stopped beside the
cot of a new patient who had been
brought in the night before.
" Will you have a bouquet, sir?" ask
ed Marion, as sho tenderly bent over the
" Thank you, madame," the sick man
said, as ho reached out his hand and
took the proffered flowers. " What
a beautiful mission the Flower Mission
is, and how very kind you ladies are to
bring them t us poor sick ones, who
are shut out from nature's beauties."
" We are very glad to cheer the sick
one3 in this way," replied Marion, as
she took a stray rosebud out of the bas
ket and handed it also to the patient.
The man's eye fell upon tho hand of the
woman who ministored to him, and he
'Beautiful bands aro those that do
Work thnt is earnest, bravo and true."
Marion's face had been hidden be
neath her largo shade hat, but when she
lifted her head there was a mutual rec
ognition. It was Robert Fletcher.
"Marion Douglass!" he exclaimed.
" How often I have longed to seo you and
take back the cruel words I said to you
so long ago about truo womanliness. I
have tried to bless the name of woman.
I havo been the recipient of her Chris
tian love and kindness. When all oth
ers forsook me, it was a 'woman with a
mission' who nursed me through a
malignant disease, and rescued meirom
a death without repentance and forgive
ness. It was a woman's hand that
guided me to the only Name given
among men whereby we may be saved,'
and it was a band of praying women
who rescued mo from a drunkard's
Roland's story was soon told. Ilia
mother died years before and left him
her immense fortune, which ha soon
suuandered in riotous living. Ho was
now a charity patient at a hospital,
and ho was cared for tenderly and kind
ly by women who believed they did not
overstep the houndanes ot true worn
anlincss" whon they ministered in
Christ's name to His needy ones. Whon
he passed away from earth it was Mar
ion's hand that smoothed his dying pil
lowMarion's hand which closed his
eves upon a world in which ho learned,
as he said, too late, the true secret of
right and noble living. busan T. Terry,
tn Chicago Interior,
The physicians of Nashville, Ten
nessee, have petitioned the Common
Council to prohibit the tolling of bells
for the dead, on tho ground that tho
sound has a depressing effect on such
of their patients as havo not succumbed.
A plan for tho construction of
grand system of underground railways
in Paris has recently been perfected.
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
-The latest triumph in art and
science is a now surgical instrument;
called the electroendoscopo. It is used
to light up interiors especially those oi
the human body.
Edison says ho took out a patont
for storing electricity on Fauro's plan
two years ago, but has abandoned it.
Theoretically it is all right, but practi
cally it costs about oo per cent, mora
than direct generation. 1 ,
An exhibition of philosophical In
struments will be hold at York, En
gland, in August, during tho meeting
of the British Association. The object
of the exhibition is to show, as far as
possiblo, the progress which has been
made during the past half century in
the construction of instruments of scien
Alarm with indignation has arisen
in Hallo regarding tarlatans rendered
poisonous by tho introduction of copper
arsenita in their production. Dr. Rei
mann has attempted to allay the general
outcry by stating that copper, arsenite
is not a splendid green color, and as for
such goods as tarlatans, Guignct's
green, which contains no arsenic, has
quite displaced the poisonous Suhwein
Oil of a green color, transparent
and flowing freely, has been extracted
by Dr. C. O. Cech from coffee. The
coloring matter, ho says, when boiled
with, cotton, wool and silk, impart to
them very readily an intense aud per
manent yellow, and, as tho juice of tho
berries is altogether innocuous, it might
well be used as a cheap and useful dye
for buff, amber and orange shades, and
for giving white wines a Tokay or sherry'
M. Toyrot, having observed that the
immense tracts of wormwood upon the
American plains are free from insects ol
every description, is experimenting with
the plant as a preventive of phylloxera.
He finds no diiliculty in cultivating tha'
wormwood, and proposes to mix tho
stalks with manure, or simply bury
them in ground in tho neighborhood of
the vines. His suggestions have been '
sent to tho Phylloxera Committee of the
French Academy. !
A photographic sunshino recordei
has been invented by Capt. Abney. It
consists of a semi-cylindrical box, with
a flat lid, in Uie center oi wnicn is a
small hole. Round the inside of the
cylinder strips of sensitive paper are
fixed, and tho instrument is then so
placed that tho sun, the hole and thq
center lino of the paper aro in the same
plane. As the sun moves, thorefore, its
track will be recorded on the paper.
PIT II AM) POINT.
Hot-house fruit is not exactly dele
terious to health, but poaches at a dol
lar apiece take the ambition out of a
wallet pretty sudden. Detroit Fret
rrrus girl who weara a pair or ion-
cent stockings, when she earns them
herself, can not wear a lifty-cent pair
when her husband cams them. Bing
It doesn't seem good policy for a
church to shine up its collection plates
to such a degree of brilliancy as to cause ,
two-thirds of the congregation to turn
their heads when it circulates in their
vicinity. Yonkcrs Statesman. '
A woman in a New York railway
car sneezed her $ 50 falso teeth out of
the window, and while the train men
were searching for them in the ditch, .,
they bit the brakeman in the heol, in
flicting a painful, though not necessarily
fatal wound. Burlington Hawkcye. r
Hall's Journal of Ueallh says:
"Many persons drink.ordinarily as little
water as possible, and none at all at
meal times, bocauso they suppose that
water dilutes the gastric juice." Oh,
they've been lying to you. They don't
like it ; that's all. iff stow Tost. . ,
The newest self-registering ther
mometer has a clock attachment that
will tell the time of day m which the
greatest heat comes, and an alarm bell
that strikes at tne lowest com point,.
This enables a man to know when he is
warm enough, and to find out whon he,
ought to cover himself at night. AT. 0.
Said Mrs. Smith, who had come to-
spend tho day, to little Edith: "Are
you glad to see mo again, Edith?"
Edith "Yes, m'm, and mamma's glad,'
too!" Mrs. Smith "Is she?" Edith
Yes, m'm ; she said she hoped you'd
come to-dav. and have it over with."
Mamma blushes scarlet, but Mrs. Smith
simply smiles. Boston Transcript, "s i
A correspondent asks : ' W hat la
a printer's devil?" A printer's devil is
a wicked boy kept in every newspaper
oflice for editors to throw mucilage bot
tles at when ho bangs himself into tha
editorial arena and shouts ' copy,"'
which he does nineteen times a day. It
is also a part of his duty to consume all
the green watermelons and unripe fruit
that the editor's agricultural friends
present to him. When he grows up he
usually becomes a pirate. Texas Sift'
ings. . :!..!
Working Under Water. ""'
Mr. Fleuss has been giving at Ports
month some practical illustrations ol
the merits of an apparatus he has in
vented for enabling persons to work, un
der water and in noxious gases. I n or
der to do this he takes below with him
a supply of concentrated oxygen in a
small reservoir which is slung on his
back like a knapsack. At every respira
tion from the tank, which is effected by
means of a tube and mouthpiece, the
exhausted gas after being strained
through a sponge saturated with caustic
soda,returns to tho tank, the impure
ingredients alone being permitted to
escape. In this way he can romain un
der water for four hours, and can pene
trate to situations which are impossible
to an ordinary diver, who is compelled
to drag a lengthening pipe at every step,
and is always liable to the danger of
getting entangled with tho means which
supply him with air. Whon entering an
atmosphere chargod with smoke and
poisonous gases Mr. Fleuss divests him
self of the diving dress, his only protec
tion being tight-fighting coverings for
his eyes and nostrils. Thus provided,
Mr. Fleuss has gone unharmed through
fumes of the densest and most pungent
description. London Telegraph.