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BY A. M. BURNEY &
NEWS AND NOTES,
A Summary of Important Zyonts,
Governor Ciiuhcihm. of Arkansas
Issued a proclamation appointing Thursday,
July 14,iii a day of fasting and prayer for
the recovery of President (jlarfiold.
The Uto Commissioners have re
lumed afler a month's trip In Western Col
orado and Utah. Tliey havo selected a lo
cation, and the Indians will be removed to
it as soon as the reiiiolto arrangement can
Another lunatic has been arrested in
Washington. He went into tho Adjutant
General's ofllce, slapped General Drum on
the hack, and said he had a revelation that
lie must kill Vice-President Arthur. Ho
was promptly arrested.
Ir is reported ihalTttia 1 Fostmastor
Ooneral has appointed a commission to in
vestigate the management or the Chicago
JVt-ofllec, for 'ho purpose of weeding out
certain abides which are alleged to exist in
contravention of tho principles of civil serv
The Washington correspondent of.a
New York paper of the 7th writes: "It is
said on good authority that ti proclamation
convening Congress In special session was
prepared yesterday or earlier and signed by
tho President, to lie issued lnthocventof his
illness taking an unfavorable and necessarily
The Republican Legislative caucus at
Albany, N. Y,, on receipt of a letter of
withdrawal from Chauncey M. Depew,
unanimously agreed upon Warren Miller as
n candidate for the long term vacancy in the
United States Senate and Kldridge G. rep
liant fur the short term. The S alwarts, in
conference, resolved to stand firm for Conk
ling and Crowley.
A Bunscitii'TiON of $250,000 is being
raised by tho New York Chamber of Coin
nier e,whlch will be inves'ed In United States
bunds mid deposited with the United States
Treasury Trust Company, and tho income
therefrom be paid to Mrs. Garfield during
her life and at her death be equally divided
Bim iig her children, in appreciation of tho
nuble character of the President.
The Talbott brothers, sentenced to be
hanged on July 22 for the murder of their
father, Dr. Perry II. Talbott, near Jlitry
villo, Mo., have made a confession. Accord
ing to their statements Charles E. Taibott
shot his father with a gun while tho latter
was maltreating his mother. Henry Wyatt
was present und saw the shooting. Albert
P. Talbott ciinio in soon aftcrwurd, and the
father was placed In bed. He realized that
his wound was mortal, and instructed tho
family to charge tho shooting upon some un
known ussassiu, in order to clear tho family
from suspicion. Tho broken window pono
through which it was declared the shot had
been lircd, was shattered Intentionally, by
order of the father, to further carry out the
The committee appointed by the
New York Assembly to investigate the
charges of bribery made against Senator Ses
sions have made two leports, as was ex
pected. The majority roport says that the
charge anil denial were both positive audthe
other evidence merely circumstantial, and
in view of the fact that the Grand Jury had
takn tl matter in hand, it is recommended
that no steps be taken to prejudice tho case.
The minority regard as conclusive the evi
dence that money has been used to influence
tho Senatorial election, but the committee
failed to examino Uaruer, Edwards or
Phillips, whose names were most prominent
In the al'eged use of money, and no direct
evidence was educed other than that given
liy ISriidlcy. Tho testlmoney taken will bo
laid before the Grand Jury.
I'Ykther information concerning the
recent massacre of a party of Americans
in Mexico by Indians is to tho effect that
the victims wore not railroad engineers,
ns at first supposed, but a party of trav
elers going by coach to Chihuahua. The
Indians ninluished the conch and fired upon
it, killing the driver at once and the two
lead mules. The passengers, seven in
number, were then taken out and live of
them killed, viz., Charles Greene, of In
dependence, Ivans.; Larle Uordhnm, of
Boston, Mass.; fiuy Levitt, of Indi
ana; George Wallace, of Taylorville, 111.,
and Onirics Haines, of Kansas. Greene
body was burned. . The other bodies were
nil scorched. Thomas H. Pugh, ono of the
passengers, and son of ex-Senator Pugh,
was taken prisoner by the Indians. What
his fate Is has not yet been learned. The
other passenger, Thomas Cummerford, o
San Francisco, Cal., and tho conductor es
cape;! in the darkness. The Indians were a
remnant of Victorio's Apaches. The Mexi
can authorities have nlrea'ly dispatched scv
eral bodies of troops to the Candelsrio Moun
tains to scout for these Indians, and Gov
TernsiiH will order Mexican Federal troops
from Chihuahua to scout tho stags road
and will also furnish an escort for stage
Late European news: Tho harvest
prospects in Southern Russia are so brilliant
that it realized the abundance will le unpre
cedented. This is due to the abnormal
quantity of rain tho last two months, though
its continuance in some parts now excites
fear I hey may have too much. . .such num
hers of corn beetle appeared in tho Govern
incuts of Klinrkoff and Kherson that tho
Imperial Government intend to lend the
farmers 100,1)00 roubles toward the co-t
of exterminating them The Lonln
J'ojif prints the follow log prominently: "W
have reason to believe that in the course of
few days France in'ends to mobilize 120,000
men and ask the Chambers for credits for
the dispatch and employment of troops for
three months. This extraordinary step is
based upon the necessity of immediately se
curing tr.iti'piili y and safety in the French
possi ssions in Northern Afric. Iiarthele
my M. lliliire. M nisierof Foreign Affairs,
vill address the representatives to the Pow
ers explaining the motive of the above
movement, gMnjr them to understand
France is prepared to take what further
measures she may deem requisite for the
protection of her int. rests wherever men
aced." Five small Turkish irm-eUds
have been sent to Tripoli to maintain order
among the Arabs, and, if necessary, make
an armed protest against a French illusion.
....The Greeks have entered Art aiTTl'uu
ta. Acropolis and publio buildings at
PERSONAL USD GENEKU
Jerry Yanoey, Agent of the Keokuk
Packet Company for many years, andWui.
J. Conner, of DcSoto, Mo., were run over
and killed by earn, on the 5th, at Hannibal,
An accident on the Kentucky Central
Railroad, twolvo miles south of Covington,
on the 4th, caused tho deaths of seven
persons and the injury of twelve others.
Tho names of the killed are John I've,
Michael Dixon, William Caliapy, Wil
liam Weidioug, John Cotter, and two
boys, names unknown, stealing a ride.
Pye was a fireman, tho others were passen
gers. All were residents of Covington. The
accident was caused through negligence of
tho conductor of the eppress train, who
failed to obey orders to side-track bitrain
in order to lot an excursion train go by.
Both locomotives were Uoniolishcd.
The official report regarding the acci
dent on the Mortlns Tff.il POOfl, n vino , t..,..-i
mat ninety-five soldiers, thirty-five women,
five children and fifty" other passengers w ere
killed; ninety-eight soldiers, twelve women
and two passengers were wounded; forty
nine persons escaped and about forty aro
missing. The Govemmont has commission
ed seven engineers to examine the fallen
bridge and condition of the railroad.
The Chicago, St. Louis & New Or
leans Railroad have made all ariangomcn's
to change tho gauge of that, road, on July 2H,
from five feet to the standard gauge of four
feet eight and one-half inches. This Is to
obviate a change of trucks at Cairo which
has been the source of great delay.
A fire at Rolla, Mo., on the morning
of the 4th, dc-troyed the Post-office, Rank,
Craudall House, Public School building,
Hoyt's groccrv, Lang's liquor store, Puul
scll's dry-goods store, three saloons-, two
boarding-homes and four dwelling-houses.
An insane man, named Daniel McXa-
mara, has been arrested in Washington who
says his mission is to kill Hlainc. He said
some time ago a set of spiritualistic mediums
formed a plot to shoot Gen. Grant, and ho
had been selected to do tho shooting. This
was abandoned, however, as Grant prom-
scd to stand by tbem in a scheme they had
At Helena, Mason County, Ky., Ben
niggius in a fit of Jealousy shot his wife
through the hack of the head, the ball coin
ing out at her mouth. Supposing her dead,
he placed the pistol to his own breast and
sent two balls through his body, one above
nd the other Just below, the heart. There
is a baro possibility of Mrs,
The vast comet in the northern heav
ens which has been seen by e verybody has
naturally attracted much attention, and them
have been many speculations as to who will
receive tho 20 prize which Mr. II. II. War
ner, the well-known proprietor of the cele
brated Safe Kidney and Liver Cure, and
founder of Warner Observatory, Rochester,
l ., has made. Whoever receives the
nrA, Ana thtntr U PPrtoin- tttrt (lllxp f)f
sclenc: has received a great impetus uy rea-
on of this immense comet, and the interest
which has been taken in it.
James Hikrk, a boiler-maker of Erie,
Ia., was the victim of a remarkable accident
the o'l.er day. While inside of a boiler it be
came filled with gas. He had Just reached
he manhole wheu tho gas exploded and
shot him out like a cannon ball. lie struck
the ceiling, thirty feet high, and fell to the
ground a lacerated and bleeding mass.
At I'ickney's Landing, Ark., on the
5 h, A. J. Mcliae, a Justice of the Peace,
was shot und killed by Rill Sims, a negro,
whom he had Just sentenced to Jail for hog-
stealing. After the shooting Sims made his
Miss Sallie Watson, aged 1C, tho
beautiful daughter of J. R. Watson, a
wealthy citizen of Drew County, Ark., was
lately missed from her houiB near Monti
cello, and after a brief search her dead and
mutilated body was found in an ailj icent
woods. Howell Edmunds, brother-in-law
of the deceased, who has heretofore borne a
good name, whs arrested on the charge of
committing the murder, and so strong were
the proofs against him that he narrowly es
II. Price McGRATn, tho noted Ken
tucky turfman, died at Long Brauch on the
5th, in his (iSth year.
Isaiah Nubi.k, a farmer living near
New Holland, O., accidentally ran a reaper
over his little four-year-old boy, crushing
his head and instantly killing him. The
child was lying asleep in the track of the
Governor Ciiurciiim. has issued a
proclamation offering a reward of $.00 each
for the arrest and conviction of tho parties
who assassinated Marshal W. D. Patton and
Deputy Sheriff John Mount at Fayclteville,
Ar:., on the night of July 3. Tho double
murder grew out of a feud of sixteen years'
standing and which thus far has resulted in
the death of six persons. All Washington
County Is excited over tho matter, and a
number of arrests arc likely to follow. The
State authorities are said to be determined
to put a s op to the vendct'a.
Mike Kkeiskndokfkr, a Pittsburgh
(Pa.) nail-cutter, shot and Instantly killed
Kate Smith, a young woman whom he had
been visiting, and thou committed suicide.
Jealousy is the cause of tho deed.
At Cincinnati, on the 7th, Marq.ua &
Sons' children's carrlago manufactory, tho
Union Furniture Factory, and Clotcrnian's
&. Meader's furniture factory and liesor s
foundry all five largo establishments
were totally destroved bv fire. Ixisses about
1 .000.000. Charles Peek was killed and
several others seriously injtred by Jumping
" Doc." Thomas and his brother,
Marion Thomas, have been arrested, charged
with the robbery of the stage between Selig
man and Eureka Springs, Ark., on the night
of Mreh 10.
John Burns, an insane printer, died
in a New York asylum the other day, after
persistently refusing to eat food for twenty
The steamship Brittannic foundered
on the I' Ish coat. All the passengers were
safely landed and taken to Watcrford.
The German coal mine$bjte com-
m?ncrd conveying coal to tho mouth of tho
pits by electric railways.
Two children of Samuel Crippen, at
West. Troy, N. Ywere suffocated by the
luifRip of some Ve-craekers stored In tho
room wl.ere they were sleeping.
A stuCk train on the Union Pacific
Railroad ran Into a freight train near Law
iiQe, Kansas, on tho fith, killing Chri to-
idler Stark, of Peja
wil'e, Kans., and sun
1 POLITIC, PUHK IN
MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, JULY 16, 1881.
Solomon Merrick, Jamos II. White
and James Alexander. Hartuni, the latter
colored, were killed outright; James Cox,
colored, mortally sealdod; Edward Shcehan
badly, though not dangerously scalded, and
four other hands badly Injured by the ex
plosion of a portable engine on the farm of
Edward Shcehan, in Talbott County, Md.,
on the 0th.
Fred IIvland and Mark Folsom,
both about 12 years of nge, were drowned
In Coon Crenk, near Des Moines, Iowa, on
The Governor of Kentucky has ap
pointed Thursday, July 14, a day of fasting
and prayer for tho recovery of the President.
A terrible wind-storm passed over
Sioux City, Iowa, on the O h. At Perry Val
ley, seven miles north, the house of a farmer
named Coo was entirely demolished, and his
wife and two children seriously injured.
The house of George W.Chamberlln was also
wrecked, and the-eweMnntits-fnlallv (irf.(i
lntj niuveii eastward. Its path was
but 100 paces wldo.
Guiskpi-e LYosito, alias Itadazzo,
an Italian bandit, has been captured at New
Orleans and sent homo in an Italian man-of-war.
He has been running a fruit schooner
to tho Mexican Gulf islands for twelve
At Ilangely, Mo., fifteen men were
injured by the falling of a new roof they
were putting on a meeting-house.
Dispatches to Tunis say the French
commenced shelling Sfax on the 6th inst,
and the lire was returned from tho town.
Fkof. C. V. IIilet has been appoint
ed Entomologist of the Agricultural Rureau
by Commissioner Loring, in the place of J.
II. Comstock, resigned.
The creditors of Mrs. Howe's Wom
an's Rank at Roston will receive five cents on
Lightning struck a barn near Deca
tur, Ala., where a number of people sought
refuge. Four were killed outright and eight
Lefroy, who murdered Gould on an
English railway and threw his body out of
tho window, has been arrested and has con
fessed. Mrs. Pretebard, of AsburyPark,
N. J., committed suicide the other dRy, it is
said in consequeneo of mental anxiety for
President Garlicld's condition.
A daughter of Major-General Fyres,
of England, recently fell overboard at
Hyencs, France. Her mother and two sis
ters sought to rescue her, and all four were
Three Montreal strikers were
wounded by the police, who were obliged to
use pistols in dispersing a mob.
Samuel Trivias was hanged in Al
exandria, Rapides Parish, La., on the 8th,
for the murder of A. J. Hanna.
Postmaster C. E. Carman, at Lyons,
Mich., accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old
son the other night. The boy had
wandered out on the roof in a fit of somnam
htltism nnrl lita fullirr tnluronlr Mn fota hun-
The largo feeding barns of J. Ter
minch, near lluffalo, N. Y.,contaIningabout
800 cattle, burned on the 8th. Nearly ouo
half the stock perished.
The British bark Heatrioe, Captain
Stewart, for Rouen, with oil, was struck by
lightning while off Reedy Island. The fluid
ran down the mast into the hold and fired
the cargo. An explosion followed and the
main hatch was blown Into the river, carry
ing a sailor with it, who was drowned. The
captain, steward, mate, and two sailors were
Injured by the flying timbers. The vessel
burned to the water's edge.
An erroneous statement has been pub
lished that Judge Sherman, the Republican
nominee for Governor of Iowa, is a brother
of General and Senator Sherman. They are
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
At midnight on the 10th the President"
was sleeping quietly, all the doctors agree'
inz that his symptoms were favorable. HU
recovery li now considered atmoM a cer
Gov. Foster of Ohio has addressed
telegrams to the Governors of othsr States,
setting forth that, as the prospects for the
President's recovery are now altogether fa
vorable, it would be fitting for the Govern
ors to lssuo proclamations setting apart a day
forthanksgivi'tg and prayer. Gov. Foster
n -lines the Governor of Nw York, Ponh
sylvania, Kentucky, Marylaad an4 Ohiow
a comm ittce to select a day.
The Senatorial deadlock t Albany
stilt continued on the 11th. The Stalwart
refused to entor Mm conference or caucus
Killed bv the Half-breads, but Insist
ed uoon a caucus regularly called
and without anv res rictions whatever. The
Half-breeds expressed confidence of effect
ing an election during the week.
Tim Siual -service thermometer
marked 104 degrees at SU Louis on Sunday,
the loth, which waa the hottest day. with
perhaps a single exception (July 21, 18J0),
since 183G. There were over thirty cases of
sunstroke recorded, twelve of them fatal.
In a letter daied July 5, 1881, Jeffer
son Davis refers to the attack upon Presl
dont Garfield as follows: "I will not, like
the telegram you cite in regard to the at
tenpted as-assination of tho Piestdcnt, say
I am thankful the assassin was not a botitn
em man, but will say I regret he h an
Ameri(n. The crime is black enough in it
self and has a deeper dye from the mercen
ary motive which seems to have prompted
it. 1 sincerely trust the President may re
cover and that the startlingevent will arouse
the people to a consideration of a remedy for
the demoralization which a wild hunt after
office is creating."
Thomas Harper, s cowboy, was
hanged on the 9th, at Tucson, Arizona, for
the murder of John Tallcday in last Sep
tember. His demeanor on the scaffold was
cool and Jaunty. He made no ennfessien,
hut left a lejirr to "Curly Rill," a well
known desperado, admonishing him to take
warning from him and not to be too ready
with bis uKtol, and to "sland aheap from a
man before you kill him."
The Dublin Ti9t-mills, at Machias,
OMc, and a quantity of lumber burned on the
Ikh. The loss is covered by Insurance. Sev-entv-tlvc
men are thrown out of work.
Five men in. the Reform School at
rdfLnd, Ma, attacked the Keeper, Mr.
StnrrJ the ofW-r nlghC&s$Fgjirew pepper
In his eyes, knocked him" Zotftf'Kliti)
kjys, and escaped.
Gkiscom, of Chicago, began his for-ty-fnurth
day of fasting at own on the 10th.
jje spends most of his time sleeping,
L1TKHATUUK, AND PUOGKESSIVK IN HOUTIIKRN INTEBKSTB
THE WOCNDED PRESIDENT.
A Compilation of Ity.int Wnshlnston Dis
patches. WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY.
In conversation with Dr. Roynton. tho
President's family physician, Dr. Bliss ex
pressed an opinion that the President's
chanu 's of recover? wera favorable. The
danger of peritonitis, he said, was rapidly
passing away, and, although it might still
occur, its occurrence had become improba
ble. The only accidents now to be appre
hended, ho said, and the only ones likely to
terminate fatally, were secondary hemorrhage
ana pyaemia, orblood-poisonlnjj. Secondary
hemorrhage might occur at any time up
tho seventh day. Pyasmla, or blood-poisoning,
was the accident most to bo feared, and
of that there was not yet, ho said, the slight
est Indication. An abicess also might form
at any point along the course ot the ball, or
at the extremitv nt tl. wh.'iml r,,f ii-bj. t,l0
lie said llioy could deal successfully. lie ex-
pressed great reliance upon the President's
vigorous constitution, strong vitality, and
aim courage. He was, the Doctor said, the
very best patient he had socn in the course
of his surg cal practice.
With regard to the supposed course of the
ball and its present location, Dr. Bliss said
that while they had not thought it prudent
to probe deeply In search of It, either imme
dint ly afWT tho inlliction of the Injury or
inee that tlmo, ho did, on Saturday, intro
duce a Nelaton probe, into the wound very
gently, and traced the course of the ball
about three and a half Inches. So far as he
could Judge, It had entered the back above
tho right hip and takeo nearly a horizontal
course forward through tho body, striking
and slightly fracturing a rib, and being then
deflected to the right, where It penetrated
he liver. Whether the ball remained In
that organ or passed through it and lodged
in the anterior wall of the abdomen, he was
unable to say, but ho bopod that the latter
would prove to be the case. Ho said he re
garded the woundj In a surgical sense, a
very fortunate one, since tho slight dcflcc-
ion of the ball to the right had carried it
aw;.y from the region whero it would have
been likely to prove fatal in a few hours, and
into a region whero it left a chance of re-covert-.
Speaking of the pain In the President's
feet, Dr. Hiss said that it was probably due
to the laceration of one of the sympathetic
(rangli.it Tho motor and sensory nerves of
tho leg had not, be Bald, been injured. In
conclusion. Dr. Bliss expressed his opinion
hat, while the President was st.ll in serious
dkliger, every day was carrying hiin past the
critical points, one afler another, and he bad
strong hopo ho would recover.
Surgeon-General Barnes said: "There are
many dangers ahead, and we can not tell
yet what one ho will escape. There have
been many recoveries from gunshot wounds
through the liver, but the authorities all
show that the average time when the pa
tients were Considered out ot danger was
hirty-one days. I do not think tho Presi
dent will be out of danger until he has
e a 1 mg lime before he can be considered
convalescent. If he pass the thirty-first
day I shall c n-ider his recovery certain, but,
until that period is passed, he Is in a crit-
cal condition, and is subject to the dangers
of the varying phases of his caso. Atpres-
nt the most we have to do is to let well
enough alone, and not attempt to Interfere
with nature, which is working itself In our
fuvor. AVhat he needs. Is perfect rest and
as lit Ic m-'dical or surgicil treatment as
IN THE SICK CHAMBER.
No visitors to the sick chamber are allowed
outside the doctors and nurses, with the ex
ception of Mrs. Garfield. She, poor lady,
would never leave the bedside of her dear
husband, if she hail her own way; but her
own health needs careful watching, and her
visits are arbitrarily rcstiicted by the doc
tors. AVhcn she appears by the President's
ouch he at once lights up, as if by Instinct,
nd the desire to talk Is strong upon him,
but is speedily checked by the doctors, who
tind in Mrs. Garfiold a most trustworthy and
constant assistant in the "discipline" of the
District-Attorney Corkhill says that no
action will bo taken regarding Guiteau's
case liil the result of tho President's wound
is finally determined. Referring to the pa
pers taken from Guiteau, Col. Corkhill is re
ported in the Star of this evening to have
said: " These papers are not so very impor
tant. The only very important thing we have
fe a full, detailed history of the crime, from
its inception to Its culmination, which I be
lieve is accurately correct. That, In due
ilmo, will be given to tho publio. The
-tatement to which I r?fer is a detailed
statement of the crime. hy It was ddne,
when it was done, and Just how It was done,
given to me by the prisoner himself. Afler
I had told him certaiu facts I had obtained I
1 lion got from him what I believe to be a truo
statement. He was so solicitous about Its
being correct that he even sent the messen
ger to me to return to the Jail, as ho wanted
to say to me something which had escaped
his memory. He was afraid I would learn It
somewhere else, and think he had concealed
-omethlng from me."
A somewhat interesting contest is going
nn among those who claim to have seen the
shooting. Tho District-Attorney has taken
the statements of some twelve or fifteen
persons who profess to have been eye-witnesses.
These statements are full of singu
lar contradictions. There is every probabil
ity that it will appear hereaiter that Secre
tary Blaine entered the depot In advance of
the President and not arm in arm witn tno
latter, as has been generally stated.
Largo packages containing fine wines and
Illinois ore rceMved every day. . Everybody
who has some very old wine, whisky, or
brand v is sending it to the W hite House
"for the use of tho President" Some port
w.iic lifty years old arrived this morning.
Experiment for lowering the tempera
ture of the President's room are still being
tried. Prof. Dorsey, mining engineer, is at
work ntthe Navy Yard preparing apparatus
for compressing cold sir on the principle
that the loniper.iture of mines is cooled. If
other things fail it Is intended to try this.
A colebrated Lyons physician. M.
Montain, snys that smoking tobacco
colors the bones. There is in France a
society which has been formed to carry
on a crusade against the use of tho
Threo Americans, Burns, Hamilton
nnd Wilkes, caught in Italy counterfeit
ing its paper money, are now galley
i'ives at Gaeta, serving out a twenty
Why is a fat man like a blind man?
because" he feels his weiirh.
A Florida Mastodon.
We mentioned some weeks since the
fact of the existence In Peace Creek of
the remains of the mastodon. We are
now informed of the discovery in the
Lower Withlacoochee River of the al
most perfect remains of one of this ex
linct race of gigantic animals. This in
formation is furnished us by Mr. J. A.
Harrison, in person, of Eureka. Marion
County. Mr. Harrison says the remains
were found some short time since by Mr.
W. J. Hogana and Mr. Morrison, while
out hunting. They were fording the
river at a point about a mile and a half
east of Stokes' Ferry, Marion County,
twenty miles south of Ooala." The bones
lay grouped together as if they had not
been disturbed, and it is thought the
nearly complete skeleton can be recov
ered. The mass was found in about two
and one-half feet of water, which is the
when it rises four'and a half or five feet.
Ordinarily the river is fordable here,
Mr. Harrison proposes to recover and
restore the frame for a private collec
tion. He showed us a portion of a right
posterior molar of the lower jaw, which
he brought with him on his present visit
to Jacksonville. It is of largely added
weight from petrifaction. It presents
one of the prongs of the root, the for
ward prong and nearly half of the den
tal surface of the tooth proper being
gone, and this weighs over two pounds.
It is thought the complete tooth must
have weighed five or six pounds. 1 he
jawbone was brought away, and this
and several other teeth have been ex
tracted. One of the femur or thigh
bones was measured, and it is stated to
be about five feet long, which will give
a correct idea of the size of the animal.
The jaw-bone taken away measured two
feet long. So large a quantity of Indian
arrows were found near the skeleton
sufficient, it is thought to gather up a
peck or half-bushel the conclusion is
that the Indians killed the animal there
on the spot where it fell, and that by its
weight the frame has kept the position
during the ages following the existence
of these pre historic being. Of course
all the bones have become fossilized to
some extent, and thus are much heavier.
That the animal was no small game in
that day of i'.s existence, or of its extinc
tion (the Choice of the terra is a little
doubtful), even to the stalwart tribes'
who we may suppose by analogy were
their cotemporaries is apparent from the
quantity of the missiles necessary to the
extinction of this specimen, and no doubt
the occasion was a field day in Indian
hunting. Jacksonville Union,
The Stature of Different Races of Mens
In comparing races as to their stature,
we concern ourselves not with the tall
est or shortest men of each tribe, but
with the ordinary or average-sized men"
who may be taken as fair represents
i).Y3 their whole tribe. The differ
where a tall and a short people come
together in one distiict. Thus, in Aus
tralia the average English colonist of
five feet eight inches looks clear over
the heads of the five feet four inch
Chinese laborers. Still more in Sweden
does the Swede of five feet seven inches
tower over the stunted Lapps, whose
average measure is not much over five
feet. Amonsr t he tallest of mankind are
the Fatagonians, who seemed a race of
giants to the Europeans who first
watched them striding along their cliffs
draped in their skin cloaks ; it was even
declared that tho heads of Magalhaens'
men hardly reacnea me waisi oi inn
first. Patagonian they met. Modern
travelers find, on measuring them, that
thev really often reach six feet four
inches, their mean height being about
five feet eleven inches three or lour
inches taller than average Englishmen
The shortest of mankind are the Bush
men and related tribes in South Africa,
with an average height not far exceed
ing four feet six inches. A fair con
trast between the tallest and shortest
races of mankind may be seen in the
Patagonian and Bushman, whose head
onlv reaches to the former's breast
Thus the tallest race of men is less than
one-fourth hiffher than the shortest, a
fact which seems surprising to those not
used to measurements. In general, tne
stature of tho women of any rce may
ba taken as about one-sixteenth less
than that of the men. Thus, in Eng.
land a man of five feet eight inches and
a woman of five feet four inches look an
ordinary well-matched couple. &. IS.
laylor, in Popular Science Monthly.
A Man for the Occasion.
Yesterday afternoon a Woodward Av
enue car was rolling along with fourteen
passengers holding down the hard seats,
when a woman suddenly called out that
her pocket had been picked. The only
rierson that did not seem stunned by the
announcement was a lathy individual
with a blind eye and legs which shoved
clear across the aisle ana unaer ine op
posite seat. He rose up like clockwork
nulled the door shut and said :
I've been right here before, and
there's onlv one wav to do this business
Everv man must empty his pockets. I'll
lead off. Hero's a wallet with nothing
in it, a comb, three buttons, a knife and
a bottle of cough medicine, l tie nnger
of suspicion pints at all of us. Anybody
who refuses to shell out will be looked
upon as the guilty party. Now, then."
TWO or inree men uegitu naming
knives and keys out of their pockets.but
just then the tall man discovered the
lost portmonnaie on the floor.
Suspicion has ceased to pint," he
said, as he held it up and opened the
door, Ladies and gentlemen, let me
congratulate you on your honesty, and
also warn "you against trusting to ap
pearances. I was dead sure that the
fat man over there was the pickpocket,
but you see how ."
"Sir, you area villain!" roared tho
Yes, I thought he had it in his boot
leg, but his looks ."
"And I'll knock your head off, sir!
Some one hold this dozen of eggs for
"But his looks belie him. He might
take chickens, but he would never .
Ah! I iret off here: good-bye all; nice
weather for tricnics!?' Detroit Free
Can a young lady who is everlast
ingly knitting her eyebrows be said to
be industrious? Sprmgjitia jew$.
Our Yomig Folks.
Among my tender vines I spy
A little fox n imaJ iiu-ani-Uut
Then sot upon him, quick, I say,
'lie switt young hunter--(jAt-aioov.
Around each tender vine I plant,
I and tiie Mtlo fox cut'tj
Then fast as ever hunter ran
Chase him with bold ami brave leant
W u in Inina-lairs and whlnos
lhis fox among; my tender vinos;
Then drive him low and drive htm high,
with tbls g-ood hunter namod-i'U try!
Among-the vines in my small lot
Creeps In the young fox I forgot;
Then hunt him out and to his den
The little fo that idden there
Then let Tm sorry hunter true
Chase blm afar from vines and you.
Eugcnio Matirlcio Dengrcmont.
t wish that all (he children in the
World might get together some beauti
ful June aay, and then there certainly
could be nothing more charming for
them than that they should all be still
for a while, and listen to the wonderml
violin-playing of Eugenio MauricioDen
gremont. the" child-artist.
Let me tell vou what I know of him.
He was born March the l(Jth, 186ti, at
Rio Janeiro, Brazil. His father, having
other boys, as well as girls, and being a
musician in moderate circumstances,
had no Idea of making musicians of his
children, nnd did nut dream that the
sofl born to him this day Was so gifted.
But, at the age of four, Maunoio askea
his Dana to teach him to nlav the violin.
This his father did not feel inclined to
do. He was himsalf a violin player in
the theater orchestra, and felt the life
an ordinafv musician an uucertain
one and not desirable for his son; but
the child never gave up the idea of be
ing a Violinist, and would leave his play
at any time to stand near his father anil
eagerly watch his practice.
At last, in 1872, when the boy was
ix years old, his father removed to
Montevideo, where he played again in
the theater orchestra, whither the boy
usually accompanied him. Here Mau
ricio begged so earnestly to study the
violin that his father, taking him at his
word, decided to gratify him and said:
" Well, my boy, H you begin to study
the violin you will have to carry the
14 1 shall do so. papa," said the boyi
and his lessons began.
He was so small! and so much in
earnest! and his lather spent Hours
bending over the tiny figure and guid
ing tho bdy's l'ttle'arra m the bowing.
Ann. now take notice, an dovs ana
WJP. "JSfifJd so much love to play
Great as this child's natural" gifts are,
he at lirst pracli ed three and four
hours faithfully every day. To bo
eiftd, no doubt, makes the work
B . . i
easier, out a certain amount oi rem
drudgery must be done by one who
succeeds in any art, no matter how
gifted he may be.
Alter lour monins' stuuy, Mauncio
could play the scales and in thirds,
also (quite dillicult on the violin) as
well and as rapidly as his father; and,
besides, ho played so remarkably that
his father discovered him to be really a
genius, as his name indicated, and so he
laithfully and strictly attended to the
boy s teaching.
After fourteen months' study, the
father decided to allow the boy to givo
his lirst concert, but fearing lest his son
might not have the self-control neces
sary for a successful publio perform
ance, he took htm to a uttie town
Pay sunder up the river, to make trial.
The concert at Paysander entirely
satisfied the father of the boy's nerve
and self-command, and, returning to
Montevideo, he gave his first concert
there to benefit the unfortunate victims
of a railroad accident. Here his play
ing created a great excitement, and, aft
er that, evory appearance of his in pub
lio concerts was an ovation.
Since this modest beginning in the
South American town, the boy has been
petted and flattered by all Europe, al
though lie is singularly unspotiea, Dotn
son and father being of a generous na
ture. But I like to think of him, in his
childish grace and beauty, beginning
his musical career with this kindly deed.
Ho seems to me capable of doing such
a thin? nobly.
After the concert in Montevideo, and
a grand concert in Bio Janeiro, he left
his brothers and sisters, and his mother
whose personal beauty he lnhents
and went with his father to try his for
tune in tho Old World.
He went first to Lisbon; thence to
Madrid, where he played before the
Kiner. and received no end of honors
and decorations; and from there to
Paris, where ho gave ten concerts.
Think of it: scarcely ten years old!
From this time 1876 he had private
lessons from Leonard, in Paris, lliese
lessons hardly would have occupied
more than a year, if given without a
break, but they extended over a longer
period, during whi:h he traveled over
all tiurope, excepting lvussia aim iiaiy.
Everywhere ne met witn great success.
Such is a meager history of this won
derful boy's child-life -enough, how
ever, to give us hope of a glorious man
hood for him, lor aiauncio is not an un
naturally precocious child a forcod
hot house b'ossom but a healthy, fun
loving, boyish boy, with buoyant ani
mal spirit, and as ready for wholesome
fun as for earnest study; and withal,
certainly much more of a child than the
average American boy of his age.
But, then, when his" face is quiet, the
violin under his chin, and his bow in
motion, he is again something strange
ly above us a true musical genius. tit.
Everybody said that Fred was a bad
boy nt table. He spilt the salt, he up
set his mug of milk, and he knocked
over his glass of water. He found fault
with whatever was set before him: the
bread was too old, the soup too hot, the
milk too rich. In fact, he never came
to tho table without grumbling about
something, and making everybody un-
oomfortable. He clattered tils fcnlfe
and fork, and made faces. He talked
loudly and acted so much like a littlo
clown, that it made his fathor and
mother very miserable. They often
had to send him away, or pun'sh him,
At the same time he talked a great
deal about what he would do when ho
was a man. He used to put on his
father's hat and take his cane and strut
about, just to ice how it would seem to
be a real man.
"I hope you won't spill your soup
over your jacket when you're a real
man' said his little sister.
"Men don't wear jackets," Fred
answered. "That's all girls know
about it." i
One day, when his father was late to.
tea, Fred slipped into his place, and be
gan to ask the other children what they
would have, in a big voice. i
Presently his iatheTcnme;"tn and took
before ho astonished Fred by pushing
his plate away and snarling out that he
didn't want any of that stuff. Then he
twisted in his chair, and overturned a
dish in his neighbor's lap. He cried
out that he wanted to be helped to a big
piece of cake. " Give me some marma
lade, I tell you!" he roared; I will
have some; I won't eat my supper if I
don't have it." And lie began to eat
with his mouth open. " Dipped toast,"
he cried, "I hate it." And ho made
such a horrible face that it almost
caused Fred's hair to stand on end.
"He's acting just the way you do,
Fred," said one of the children.
From that time Fred bogan to mend
bistable manners. He now behaves
like a gentleman. He does not roar for
what he wants. He does not make a
mess on the tablecloth. He does not
slop his milk about He does not get
spots on his clothes, or tip over back
wards in his chair. You would never
know but he was already a grown man.
Mary N. Prescott, in Our Little Ones.
The Lad and the Man.
As the boy begins, so the man will
end. The lad who speaks with affecta
tion, and minces foreign tongues that
he does not understand at school, will
be a weak chromo in character all his
life; the boy who cheats his teachers
into thinking him devout at chapel will
bo the man who will make religion a
trade, and bring Christianity into con
tempt; and the boy who wins the high
est average by stealing his examination
papers will figure some day as a tricky
politician. The lad who, whether rich
or poor, dull or clever, looks you straight
in the eyes and keeps his answer inside
of the truth, already counts friends who
will last all his life", and holds a capital
which will bring him in a surer interest
than money. i
Then get to the bottom of things.
You see now it is already as to that. It "
was the student who wa's grounded in
the grammar that took the Latin prize;
that bugged the most game in tho
mountains; it is the clerk who studies
the specialty of the house in off hours
who is to be promoted. Your brilliant,
li u r nv. frn-1 11 C! K V. hit-or-miss fellow
usually turns out the dead weight of
the family by forty-five. Don't take
anything lor granted; get to tne Dot
tom of things. Neither be a sham your
self, nor be fooled by shams. N. Y.
Pruning Deciduous Trees.
As a general rule, the less shade trees
. .. . T. !11
urn TUMinen tne Detcer. .nature wiu
form a better
top and a more narmo-
nlons tree in all its parts
i all its parts than art.
Severe pruning is no longer practiced
even in fruit orchards by our best hor
ticulturists. The custom that formerly
prevailed, of pruning evergreens anil
other trees, so as to make top-shaped,
ovate and other fantastic tops, is no
longer regarded as good taste. If you
want a tree witn a low spreauiug wu
plant one that grows that way. If vou
want an ovate or pyramidal top, plant
a tree that will make suiJh a top, but do
not attempt to force .trets ' to assume .
different forms from mosn wincn nuiuro
cives them. Each tree c;aiea in this ,
o . ... i , . . . 1 ' .
way is a stanaing ne, iw yruciuiius iu
every passof-by the folly of its owner.
The true idea is to maiw eac:n species
assume as nearly as possible the typical
form of that species. To do this, some
pruning is sometimes necessary, ji
trees are not crowded if each one has
room enough for the air and sunl ght to
have free aecoss to it on all Bides, it
will round out and develop its full pro
portions, and if it does not actually at- -tain
it, will approximate its typical
form. Where the lower limbs aro in
the way, of course they must be sacri
ficed, but where they are not, leave
them and you will have a finer and nuv e
thrifty tree. If a limo, as is orien the
case with the elm in our dry .soil, ex
tends beyond the rest, absorbing tho
strongth and destroying the symmetry
of the tree, it should .be cut back while :
The soft maple often throws out
limbs that have no firm attachment to
the body, and will sooner or later split
off; these should be removed while
small. The idea of cutting back the
top of a soft maple, or auy other tree,
to prevent is irom Becoming lop nuuvy,
is fallacious; it relieves for the time but
makes it worse afterwards. If a soft
maple, as some of them will do, breaks
bodily, and continues to do so, it is bet
ter to remove it and plant another in its
place. Severe pruning lowers the
vitality of any ordinary tree, making it
less able to bear tho drouth and heat
of summor, and tbo cold of winter, and
leaving it an easy prey to borers and
other noxious insects. ,
As a strong wan is able to resist dis
ease, so a vigorous tree is able to resist
the attacks of its enemies, while a fee
ble one succumbs.
So far as possible all limbs should be
removed while small. It is rarely nec
essary to cut a large limb from a tree
that has been properly cared for. Dr.
J. T. Stewart.
A witness was on the stand in an
illegal liquor sale case. The counsel
was trying to Hnd ont in what kind of a
glass the liquor was handed to the wit
ness in. and at last exclaimed: " What
kind of a looking glass was it?" "Be
gorra, sor, it was not a looking-glass at
all, it was a tumbler."