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DKMOCBATIO IN POLITICS, I'UItK IN LllKlUTtJRttr ANU IIiOUKSSlVM IN JSOtJTHKltN 1NTKRKST8.
BY tA.;M.; BURNEY & CO.
MMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, JULY 23, 1881.
VOL. II.-NO. 37.
HEWS AND NOTES,
A Summary of important Erenta.
Mr. W. B. Stkono has been chosen
President of the Atchison, Topcka & Santa
Tub Cincinnati Board of Health re
corded .TO (tenths from heut Uiirint; tho
week ended Julv loth.
Hailroau fares between Now York
mid Chicago aro tiling cut to a low figure
on account of, rivalry between the trunk
July 11th was generally observed in
Arkansas and Kentucky as a day of fasting
mid prayer for the .recovery of tho Prcsi
- "Tub -Mastachuetts- authorities are
making a determined effort to enforce the
ten-hour law in tho "manufnotorics of Uiaf
folate, many' of which, especially at,Fall
River, lino heretofore Ignored It during
their biny season.
The Secretary of the State Agricul
tural Society' of Iowa thinks tho yield of corn
will bo '(JO, 000 bushels less than last year;
that there will bo a half-crop of wheat, and
a two-thirds growth (,f hay. tuo nrCa of
flax sown is three, times an large as that of
The great land slip near Sigrisweil,
Canton of Heme, Switzerland, is steadily
moving toward Lako Thun, at the rate of
three meter a day. It is three miles long,
one mile broad and of unknown depth.
Houses in 1 a path have been deserted. Sig
risweil and neighboring village are fortu
nately out of danger. "
July estimates of the Boards of Agri
culture of Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Iowa,
oow tno following stiortages in wheat as
compared with the crop of 1NS0: Ohio, 12,
(Ml, 000 bushels; Illinois, 37,000,000 bushels;
Michigan, 14,500,000 bushels, and Iowa 1
OflO.OOO bushels. Total shortages forthe four
States, 80,000,000 bushels.
The Siberian plague has made its ap
pearance in the environs of St. Petersburg!),
and is spreading with alarming rapidity
llnl-una firn fl'li,rr 1v uxnrAa nil mmtu a
sons are afllieted. The local authorities are
helpless, owing to tho want of ellieleut doc
tors and the fact that the peasants soil the
skins of the beasts which have diotl of the
The State Convention of Wisconsin
Jfireonbnckors, held at "W'atertown on the
lJth, nomina'ed the following ticket: Gov
ernor, E. P. Allis; Lieutenant-Governor,
David Giddiugs; Secretary of State, Wilson
"II. Hopkins ; State Treasurer, Gerbart Snm
liters; Superintendent of Public Instruction,
John K. Gaynor; Attorney-General, Joel
Poster; Railroad Commissioner, T. G. Uron
son ; Insurance Commissioner, Levenso Mer-
TnE Cairo & St. Louis (narrow-gauge)
Railroad was sold undura mortgage foreclo
sure on the loth. The road was purchased
by Charles F. Cauda and I. A. Horsey, ot
Kcw York, in behalf of tho bondholders, for
flu, nun, nt 1 OOO OOO It li i,,m1,..I,..I ll.
,(,(. If 1UVII,UVVt 11 in UIIVICI.1LUUU lllitll
' a now corporation tho St. Louis & Cairo
Railroad Company, of whloh W. F. White
V- house, of Chicago, is President has been
iiiftaiii.uu, iiu n vn:w iu nnauiiuug me mail
;i agemcnt of the road.
A delegation of Missouri River In
ilians, including Spotted Tail, Red Cloud
Standing Bear and others, arc to be invited to
Washington early in September to discuss
various vexed quea'ions with tho Govern
ment. Tho Northern Cheycnnos are very
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nun II uiwiitinui-u vriLiiiiiuii j t:illli luuuuuil
111 the Indian country, and want to go north
to tho Missouri River country. They would
prefer to locate at Fort Keogh, but there is
no Indian reservation there.
A recent Washington dispatch says
, There Is some stir created here overthe an
iiounceinont that Commissioner of Pensions
Dudley intends to dismiss all clerks in hi
."'"Mireau who served or were connected with
the Confederate army during the rebellion.
The Sdir quotes Dudley as saying that while
t. he has no disposition to discriminate against
ex-Confederates, he thinks they ought not
'o hold positions which put it In their power
to puss upon the claims of Union soldiers,
The night express train on the Rock
Inland Road, which left Kansas City on the
evening of the loth, was boarded at Cameron
Mo., by four men, and at Winston, twelve
miles east, by three more. Just as the train
left Winston, and as the conductor, W.West
fall, was taking the tickets, a large man, with
black whiskers, Jumped up and said, "Hold
up your hands," and at the same moment
tired, tho ball striking tho conductor in th
shoulder and a second shot entering his
bark, killing him instantly. Meinwhile
portion of thegang of robbers had gained
aecvss to the baggage- and express car.
Murray, tho United Slates Express agent,
was knocked down and the sale fobbed of Us
contents, thought to be about $10,000. Dur
ing the melee two men on tho front end of
the baggage -car fired at the engineer, but
did not hit him. Near wher the debt took
place tture aro a number of masons at work
ou bridge piers, and one of them named Mc
I.ellan, who was. in the smoking-car, was
killed while trying to assist the conductor.
The Ohio Democratic State Conven
tion, held at Columbus on the 13th, nomi
nated tho following ticket: For Governor,
John W.Bookwalter; Lieutenant-Governor,
Edgar M. Johnson; Supreme Judge, E. F.
Bingham; State Treasurer, A. T. Winslow;
Attoriioy-Ueneral, Frank C. Dougherty;
Public Works, John Crowe. Tho resolu
tions adopted declare the equality of all pco
plo before the law, equal taxation, linpolitl-
cal legislation, and a free and pure ballot, as
the corner-stone of free Institutions; oppo
sit Ion to monopolies and subsidies of all
kinds, tho striclest economy In National,
State and local administrations; the mainte
nance and advancement of the common-school
system; opposition to tho contract system 111
penal institutions; a general reform in the
civil service; opposition to all sumptuary
legislation; the regulation of railway freight
tariffs; the encouragement of protective in
dustries without erea lug monopolies. The
closing resolution is as follows: "We deep
ly deplore tho recent attempt upon the life
of the I'lcidcnt of the United States by an
assassin, and denounce assassination In a re
public as the highest and most revolting of
n iines, and we extend to the President and
his family our deepest sympathies and our
earnest hoj.es that a speedy recovery be
-Vouchsafed to hia."
I'EItbONAL AM) GENERAL.
The Austrian harvest promises to be
fully up to the average.
Chahles Coleman, Sheriff of Pepin
County, and N. Coleman, Under Sheriff of
Dunn County, Wis., wero recently shot and
killed by two horsc-thioves and desperadoes,
brothers, named Williams, said to be from
Illinois. The murderers escaped. A large
rewurd Is offered for their capture.
Griscom, the Chicago faster, com
pleted his task on the 12th, mid tasted food
for the first time in forty-five days at tho
Olympic Thca'cr In presence of a thousand
The police have seized nearly all the
leading Vienna louniuU for publishing the
solutions passed by the Constitutionalists
belonging to a German club.
Two men were killed and three others
terribly mutilated by the explosion of a dry-
ng cylinder in a Staten Island (N. Y.) dye
ing establishment on the 11th.
A da king bank robbery was perpe
trated on tho llth at Rivcrton, Fremont
County, Iowa. Just before the close of
banking hours two men, who looked liks
well-to-do cattle men, rode up in front of
Davis & Sexton' banking house and, dis
mounting, entered the building. One of
thotn, producing a if 100 bill, asked to have l:
exchanged for smaller bills. Mr. Sexton took
tho bill and stepped back to the safo to get
the money, when the two strangers Jumped
over the counter, drawing revolvers at the
same time, and in a twinkling took posses
sion of tlte contents of tho vault, amount
ing to about $4,000 In currency. Having
secured this they went out coolly but expe-
liously, ono covering tho retreat while the
other mounted, and the other then brandish
ing his revolver for the benefit of any one
who might think of Interfering. They then
rodo leisurely off, none of the bystanders
being prepared to obstruct, their progress.
Parties were instantly organized for pursuit
and the telegraph was used to try and head
tii em off from other points, but at last ac
counts ni capture had been effected.
The passenger coach of a train on the
New Jersey Southern Road Jumped the track
approaching the bridge over Corasly's Lake,
and, dashing against it, demolished the
structure and pitched Into tho water. A num
ber of persons were seriously injured.
Henry Smith, the negro who mur
dered Lucy Webb, aged fourteen, near Dcs
Are, Ark., captured on the llth, was taken
from the Jail by a mob and hanged. The
body was cut down and thrown into the
The recent unparalleled rise in the
Iowa River caused great destruction of
property in various localities.
Two missing whaling vessels, the
Vigilant and Mount Mallarston, havo been
discovered by tho Indians near East Cape, in
the Arctic regions. Three corpses were on
hoard the Vigilant. From their appearance
it was evident that they had died In the first
year of the captivity in tho Ice. No one,
dead or alive, was found on the Mount Mai
lurnton. The revenue-mltor Onroln
sent a sledge party after tho Indians to re
cover the articles named and obtain further
Information. No news from th Jeannetie.
Maud S. trotted a miloat Pittsburgh,
on the 13th, 1n 2:10 1-2, beating her own
time and all previous records by one-quarter
of a second.
Three fatal cases of sunstroke occur
red at a picnic at Elgin, 111., on the 13th.
The victims were young men named Ham
mond, Ilotsford and Richards.
The toy pistol got in its work with
such good effect In St. Louis on the Fourth,
that three boys have since died in a tiii-lo
day from lockjaw, caused by wounds received
from this source.
Melville Fowler, a writer on sport
ing matters, was drowned at Rockaway
Beach, Long Island, on he 13th. He went
iu bathing at an early hour and was seized
The Iliglit Rev. John Barrett Ker
foot, I). I). I A i. D., (Protestant Episcopal)
Bishop of Pittsburgh, is dead.
The works of tho Kxcelsior Manufac
turing Company, at St. Louis, Mo., burned
on the 13th. Losses estimated at $250,000.
Tho Company announce that most of their
patterns and machinery were saved and
work will be resumed at once.
John A. Appleton, of the New York
publishing house, Is dead.
A number, of gambling houses at Hot
Springs, Ark., havo been broken up by the
authorities, and their gambling implements,
furniture, etc., were publicly burned.
At Jerseyville, 111., on the Hlh, Jo
seph Voorhees shot and instantly killed Tru
man London. Tbo murderer gave himself
up voluntarily. Landon was the uncle of
Voorhees' wife. Both men were about 30
years of age, and of good standing. Landon
was unmarried. A family difficulty led to
the shooting, tho particulars of which had
not been made public. Mrs. Voorhees had
recently made an Ineffectual attempt to com
Krino, the murderer of Mrs. Dora
Crocmser in St. Louis, sentenced to be
hanged on the 15th of July for a crime com
mitted nearly eight years ago, bas again es
caped the gallows through tb lntr within
of the State Supreme Court, Chief-Justice
Sherwood having at noarly the last hour
granted a supersedeas In bis cae.
Dr. W. D. Cubage was killed by one
Burnett, near Silver City, Montgomery
County, Ark., for unduo familiarity with the
wife of the latter.
The Wabash has established a new
lino from St. Louis to New York, via Tole
do, tho Lako Shore and New York Central
Allan Rutherford, lately employed
In the City Stables, Toronto, has been in
formed by letter from Scotland that he is
Earl of Tevlot and master of a rent roll of
Great damage was occasioned in
Swift County, Minn., by a tornado which
occurred on the 14th. In Mayer Township
a bridge, a church, and a number of houses
were destroyed, and several persons badly
injured, some ot whom can not survive.
While funeral services were pro
eressingin a Greenville (N. J.) church, the
other day, a thunderbolt fell within a few
feet of tho building and shook it to Its foun
(latum. A panic ensued, hut no ono was
hurt. Another bolt struck the pole of a car
riage outside the church and knocked the
The Feoria, Fekin & Jacksonville and
the .Springfield & Northwestern Railways
passed into possession of the Wabash on the
Gkn. John C. Fkmhekton, comman
der of Confedcratforces at Vlcksbuig,Miss.,
during the war, (lied at Pcnn Yan, N. Y.,
on tbo 131 h, aged 04.
Mrs. Revan and hor daughter, aged
17, were killed by a lightning stroke in Spar
tanburg, S. C. Mr. Revitii) who was In an
other part of the lowh during tho storm, was
al.,o struck by the same flash which proved
so fatal to his wife and daughter, and was
injurud very seriously.
At Rockport, Me., Willio Cain, aged
10, was drowned by Ralph Richards and Ed
ward T. Gross, aged H and 10 years, to
whom ho refused to give up 25 ccins.
William Dopson, Pleasant Adams,
Richard Bates and Joe Fcnton, colored, con
victed of burning the Academy of Music at
Greenville, S. C, December 7, 1870, have
been sentenced to be hanged.
Mrs. Sadie Stewart, wif6 of Theo
dore Stewart, of Silver Creek, N. Y., com
mitted suicide by plunging Into Niagara
Falls. She had (tomestle troubles','" "
A Berlin dispatch says tho oflicial
estimates of the probable yield of the Ger
man harvest are not sanguine. Scarcely a
medium yield Is anticipated.
Mrs. Mary Kra and daughter, Mrs.
Alice Monahari, and Ilattlo Doane, aged 12,
of Brooklyn, N. Y., were fatally burned by
the explosion of a can containing kerosene.
1 hey were using It in lighting the fire.
A daring noon-day robbery was com
mlttcd in New York City on tho 15th. As a
mail and boy from Reppert's brewery, Ninety-second
Street and Third Avenue, were
going down town In a light wagon to make a
deposit in tho Nassau Bank, a vender's
wagon containing three men was run into
the brewery wagon, apparently by accident,
at Forth-seventh Street. Immediately one
of tho three men seized tho brewer's horse,
another pounced upon the clerk, while the
third seized the money package, containing i
ir!,300 in bills, and a bag of silver, the latter
of which, however, was dropped as being too
heavy. They all brandished revolvers dur
ing tho foray, which was over and the rob
bers far away before the alarm could be
Mrs. Dam are was fatally burned at
Great Falls, N. II., whllo kiudling the fire
Bonesetter, a well-known trotting
stallion, dropped dead on the track during a
race at Pittsburgh, Pa. He was owned by
M. V. Bemis, of Chicago, and valued at $15,
000. - .
The Mexican Central Railroad is
opened to Tula, about fifty miles from tho
Frank Brown and Jesse Meyers, the
last of the so-called "New Madrid outlaws,"
wero executed at New Madrid, Mo., on the
The Hardin House, at Mexico, Mo.,
burned on the night of the 14th. The fire is
supposed to have been the work of an Incen
diary, The Italian Minister at Paris has pre
sented his letters of recall. It is understood
that, owin to the ill-feeling existing be
tween Italy and France, his successor will
not-Ls noiniiiulvil (or borio time. - ? -
' There are now 200 persons imprison
ed lu Ireland under the Coercion act, In
cluding one member of Parliament, one
priest, one Magistrate, several Town Coun
cillors, and many Poor-law Guardians,
: The prosecution of offenses under
the anti-Socialist laws continue in Saxony
with much vigor. All of Uerr Rebel's agents
have been imprisoned and seventy Social
ists were banished from Lelpsig in a singlo
A large portion of Bradford, Pa.,
burned on the 15th.
Isaac Green and John Hardin, col
ored, were executed at Marianna, Ark., on
the 15th. The execution of Willis Reeves,
for the murder of Joe Drake in February
last, took place at Van Burcn, Ark., on tho
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
New Ulm., Brown County, Minn
was laid waste by a tornado on the 10th. Six
bundled buildings wero more or less dam
aged, many of them being totally wrecked.
Thirteen dead bodies had been recovered,
and a large number of persons were Injured.
The storm traveled in a southeasterly direc
tion, devastating a stretch of country forty
At Albany, N. Y., on the 16th, Sena
tor Winslow and eight Assemblymen 'desert
ed tho Stalwarts and Warner Miller was
elected to till the Piatt vacancy In tho United
States Senate by 70 votes. Although
Speaker Sharpe and Messrs. Baker and Sis
son went over from Conklingto Lapham, the
latter failed to secure the necessary 73
A uisrATCii dated Cleveland, 17th,
savs the mother of President Garfield was in
a critical condition in consequence of anxle
ty for her son and a multiplicity of cullers..
The most violent thunderstorm for
years burst upon Mt. Washington, N. II., on
the Kith. A bolt struck tho oilice of Among
the Clouds, cracked the windows, knocked
tho typo Into pi and alinnst paralyzed the
Baltimore, Md., scores four more
deaths from lockjaw in oonnoiruonce of the
toy pistol, making seventeen since tne
A Tucson dispatch says reports come
from El Paso that Gov. Terrassas, who wa3
en route to El Baso, was attacked by Indians
on tho 13th and thirty of his men killed.
J. J. Dickinson, son of the late Ad
jutant-General of Florida, confined In Lees-
burg Jail for shooting a saloon-keeper
named Beach, was visited by a band of dis
guised men on the loiii, who shot him twice
in his cell and then took him out and riduled
his body with bullets.
The wife and daughter of George
Thomas were drowned at Plymouth, Mass.,
on the 17th. They were sailing, ami the boat
ran upon a rock, turned over and tilled.
IIev. John Brook, engaged in mis
sion work at the First Baptist Church, New
burgh, N. V., and Janle R. Anderson, while
avoiding one train, stepped In front of an
other and were struck by the locomojive, the
girl being killed and Brook seriously
A large number of excavators at
work on the new Chicago A St. Louis Rail
way, at Elk Creek, Pa., struck for an in
crease to $1.7j per day. The excavators
proceeded to the pit where non -strikers
wero working and opened fire with rocks,
seriously injuring a number of men.
The French Minister of Marine has
received a dispatch from Sfax announcing
that the French squadron bombarded the
town, attacked it front, and occupied it in
sidle of vigorous resistance. The French
losses are eight killed and forty wounded
The Latest Snako Story.
The Ballston Spa (N. Y.) correspondent
of the Saratngian sends the following graphic
account of a recent battle with blacK snnkes
at Snake Hill. It would seem that the did
hill still deserves Its name:
" One day last week two farm laborers
were sent to cut poles for scaffolding near
the foot of Snake Hill, on the eastern sido of
Saratoga Lake, and while thero had a narrow
escape from being poisoned from the bites ol
black snakes. As none of the parties wish to
have their names brought to the notico of the
public, thoy will be omitted, and their ad
ventures only will bo told.
" Wishing to get tho best timber possible
for their purpose, they sought the southern
sldo of tho hill, near tho water's edge, where
the poles could be found the straigbtest and
tallest. After felling a number ot polos
they proceeded to a pile of loose rocks, and
there sat down to eat their dinner. 1 The
Bpot chosen was very much exposed to the
heat of a very hot sun, and they were in the
act of stepping down from the stones to
seek a more shaded spot, and while doing
so soino of the stones rattled from their resting-place
and rolled down the bank and fell
with a splash Into the water. Hardly a step
bad boen taken from the stone-heap when
the head of a black snake was seen to dart
from a crovlce between two large flat
stones. One of the men Bccured a
stout club and stepped up to dispatch
tho serpent, while his friond rolled
the stone to one side with a pole which he
found at band. While in the act of striking
the snake, and as if by magio, the heads of
snakes were seen to dart from every open
Ing in the stone-heap, followed by their
bodies, and, with heads erect, their eyes
flashing, and their tongues darting forth 1
from their extended Jaws, they made a hor
rible sight to behold. In an Instant the
grouud was alive with the crawling, writh
ing creatures, who, as if by human Instinct,
surrounded the two men, who were nearly
paralyzed with terror, but, realizing that
something must instantly be done, with tip
lifted clubs they showered blow after blow
upon the now thoroughly angered snakes,
which sent them flying in all directions,
as they were with every stroke of the
clubs caught up and thrown Into the air.
" One of the unfortunate men, In his ex
citement, had not noticed several of the
snakes which had crawled In his rear, and
not until he felt the cold and slimy body of
the reptile around his neck did he realize
bis horrible position. Shrieking to his com
panion for assistance, he struggled to tear
the coll from his neck, and did not succeed
in doing so until the snake had bitten him
once under the right ear. Flinging the
body from him and nearly fainting from
exhaustion, he again took .up his
club and struck to the right and left,
killing a snake with every blow.
His companion, while stamping the
head of a snake, suddenly felt, some
thing crawling up his left leg underneath
his pants, and, glancing down, he
discovered to his horror. thai- rge black
snake had taken B(3j't!rtWi
could grab it by Its tail the animal bad bit-
ten him near the knee.. With a fling the'
serpent was flung far into the lake. The
suakes, finding the two brave men were one
too many for them, after about an hour's
battle, and as if by a preconcerted signal,
made for the rocks and disappeared, not,
however, before several of thorn had been
killed. The men, finding themselves the
victors, proceeded to examine their wounds
and, after attending to them, proceeded to'
count the dead snakes, which amounted In
numbers to eighty-seven, the longest of
which number measured
seven feet and 1
eight inches in length.
Among the number was found a blue
racer four feet In length, several large spot-
ted adders, and one laive while snnk-e.
nearly five feet long, and some portions of
its body as large round as a horse's knee,
This snake was shown to the writer, and was
found to be of a Bnow-white color, with
several small blue spots near its head. Men
are going to cover the stone-heap with
brush, and, after surrounding ft with men
armed with shotguns, set fire to It and pro
cocd to exterminate the snakes. So far the
two have experienced no bad feelings from
the bites. Luckily they had on heavy coarse
boots, as several fangs of the snakes were
found imbedded in the thick leather."
A Wedding Incident.
On last Wednesday morning at nlno
o'clock a nephew of one of our most promi
nent real estate agents was married at St.
ratlins Roman Catholic Church, where a
huge assembly had gathered to witness the
ceremony. Previous to the marriage the
young man bad been engaged to a respecta
ble, well-behaving young girl, tho niece of
a well -to-do brewer of this city. This
young lady, hearing of the contemplated
union of another with the ono who bad
pledged her faith, called upon Father Fer
nedlng with tho engagement ring and other
evidences of the courtship, under the im
pression that the Roman Catholic Church
did not allow parties matrimonially inclined
to break their contract unless by consent of
both. But. everything had been prepared
for tho occasion, the Rev. Fcrneding
refused to interfere. The marriage was a
doublo one, the young man's sister and her
groom being the oilier contracting parties,
and when the procession entered the church
edifice, the mistreated young lady arose
from one of the pews, and, with the ring in
ono hand and tho letters of tho young man
the proofs of his unfaithfulness in the
other, she marched, amid the excitement of
the lookers-on, at the head of the bridal
parlies toward tbo altar. The father of the
groom, seeing the disagreeable position in
which bis son was placed, stepped up to the
young lady, and, whispering a few words,
then and there (so seemingly well-founded
rumor has it) bought her claim on the young
man's future for a handsome sum of money.
l.'ii e iiunii (jnzdle.
Mr. Harris Moon, of Washington,
Village.R. I., hits upon the shallow south
brauai of the 1'awtucket River, a steam
yacht sixteen feet long and four feet
six Inches wide, and claims that it is
i he smallest steam yacht afloat. The
Ideal, as it is called, is a screw steamer,
nas a Fuller engine of two-horse power,
(raws sixteen inches of water, and, it
s claimed, can comfortably carry eight
persons and make ten miles an hour.
In San Francisco a handsome
iialian woman of eighty, with silvei
lair, is a professional beggar. Slu
iwns three houses, for which she rv
rives in rents $180 a month. Atnieht
h'f sits in a comfortablo room, sipping
vine with a masculine beggar who, dur-
ir tho dttytimi', plays a musical instru-
;ent on the streets.
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
Dr. Beard describes nervousness as
deficient nerve force.
Tho ilmeriuiin Milkr thinks there
Is reason to fear that powdered talo (a
mineral) i3 used to adulterate flour.
It is asserted that Df. Carnellyj of
England, has by a patent process pro
duced ice of such intense coldness that
it would burn the touc'her'i '
Vinos are said to extract yearly
from the soil only about three-fourths of
the quantity of potash and phosphoric
acid that the cereals take up.
The twenty million cinchona trees
planted in Ceylon in 1880 are expected
to yield in bix years ten million pounds
each year, but it is believed that the de
mand will fully keep up wilh the supply,
so that prices will not decline.
Prof. Helmholte expresses the opin
ion that our planetary system must soon
er or later come to an end by the exhaus
tion of its. forces. The sun must ulti
mately "rundown" like a clock. lie
thinks that tho existing stock of power
available for the maintenance; of life
may last some 17,000,000 years;
A trial at Paris of an invention for
the instantaneous extinction of fire was
marvelously successful. The most re
markable one was the putting out iri
less than a minute of an incandescent
lake of tar containing seven thousand
pounds of that substance, after the
flames had reached tho height of a third
story. , .,
Dr. Lutton, in the Bulletin de Ther
apcutique, claims that by frequent ex
periment ho has demonstrated that
strichnia is the best physiological anti
dote tor alcoholism Ho has Used hypo
dermic injections of the sulphate of
strichnia in delirium tremens with
markedly favorable results, relieving
tetanic rigidity and quieting delirium.
The Coal Trade Journal states that
the French AcCadflmy of Sciencos has
given a prize to M. Bitckel for an im
provement of the Davy safety lamp.
The improvement consists in providing
the Wire cylinder with a double casing
of tin, by which the air supply to the
lamp can be regulated, or cut off entire
ly. In this way the overheating of the
wire gauze, and a possible explosion, is
It is believed that porosity Is a prop
erty of all bodies. An experiment per
formed some years ago to ascertain
whether water could be compressed re
sulted in proving that gold is porous
the water enclosed in a hollow sphere of
gold being forced, by the violent pres
sure applied, through the sphere and ap
pearing on the outside. The pores
through which the liquid was driven
could not have been more than the two
millionth of an inch in diameter,
. . nn
1'ITlt AND POINTY
TCtlnT!t(r ti atwuvn in (Vimuhit until
he comes around with his bill. QU City
Tho medal offered for the biggest
lie told this year has been awarded to
the author of a circus poster. Norris
American horses will never make as
much money abroad as Amorican don
keys have spent there. Boston Commer-'
Of all the boys young Jenkins has
ever heard of, the one he most envies Is
I llin liii-l( Viti.nT kana naa il nnna fntu f 1, rt
uutmcu , q h.uvj
waier so eany in tuo season anu stays hi
au Hummer. owe wizen.
i . r II ,',
" Be them houses going to be toro
down?" was the question asked by a
school-committee man of a neighboring
town, as he passed, on a railroad, a
block of half-demolished houses. Boston
The San Antonio people complain
of little fishes In the water mains. They
can't expoct the water-works company
to furnish them with whales . rAl feet
long for a dollar a month. Texas Sift
"Raising both arms above the head
and keeping them there will arrest
bleeding at the nose," and u the sug
gestion comes from a stage-robber it
will be found conducive to general good
health and to longevity. Burlington
Said the auctioneer : "Come, now,
ladies and gentlemen, these goods are
for sale. VVill somebody give me a bid ?
Anything, ladies and gentlemen. All I
want is an offer." "Alas!" murmured
an elderly woman in the crowd, "that's
what I've been sighing for all my life."
Saining the Baby.
The Secretary of the Limekiln Club
read the following :
Georgetown, III., June 20. 1881.
Dkar Bitot hrr Gardner Recognizing the
fact that the club of which you are President
is perlectly kiln, and beiiiRii brother eardennr
llijalf, I V.U. JMU to Itmi II iiio Olil intllltl
numo of Sister Gardner; also to inquire if sho
will make an appropriate appropriation in
case 1 name a (IjuiglitBrfor her. JiciiK a very
poor (excuse for a) mnn and unable to leave
my children (as long as they support me) any
thing but a namo and a few epiilouiies, I am
anxious tliev shall have royal titles in the ab
sence of other incentives to greatness. An
early or sooner roply will greatly oblige.
"De name of my ole woman, gibon
her sixty-one years ago," replied Broth
er Gardner, "am Clandelia Isabella
Prairie Flower wid Gardner at do eand of
it. I doan' suppose sho'd have de leas'
objeckshuns to havin' achild named arter
her, but I hope de writer of dat letter
will wait a bit. On my street, rollin'
ober in de dirt, I pass Bismarck, Peter
Cooper, John Sherman, Ben Butler, Bob
Ingersoll, Anna Dickinson, Susan An
thony, Lucy Stone and li Lewis.
Somehow ae names an' qo coior uoan
hitch. Dar' am a goneness dar' some
whar When I fink of my ole woman
weifhin' 182 pounds, wid a mouf like a
flat-iron and feet like row boats, an' re
member dat her name am Clandelia Is
abella Prairie Flower, I can't make de
wheels fit de wagin. Names doan' put
a man in jail or keep him out, but I fink
de time has fully arrove when de cull'd
people of dis kentry should show some
originality in respect to cognomens.
LerGeorge Washington drap ; have done
wid Thomas Jefferson : let Seward an'
Sumner take a rest; give Lincoln de go
by. Sam am a good name lur a boy.
an' Sal will sot well on any gal. it i
had fo'teen bovs an' gala I'd nebbcr go
hifhnr dan Moses or Martha fur
names." Detroit Free Prcst.
Our Young Folks
" I'll make a nols ;," mid Jeremy Black,
As tbo dnys drew uigrli
. To tbo Kou tn of July;
I II niako inn. e noisg than a oannon or pack
Hf tlie-oriKko:, or pistol, or kuii,
(itoanno -craolter: I'll have iiioio fun
Witbtitty cents than the rest of thn boys
Wiib h dollar's worth of puwderami things
With lifiy cents 1 will make more DuHo
Thiid all the rflst of the town, by Jingsl"
SO ho wont down
To Abraham llrown,
Tho tinker baok of the Itlue Holt Inn,
Who monJcd tho pans for all the town,
And ho got him to make a Thin of tin.
Tnenboth of thorn tinkered and talked and
Between tho mondinir of pot and kottle,
And drew lue. pui turns witb cualK lu hand
Until tiioy immtixed the tiling to settle;
And ail tho boys wore elisor to know
What kind of u Thin? they kept tinkering so.
Was it anything like a camion, or r.iukot.
Or Honmn candle, or pin-whoel, or kuii?
Was it small cniush to go Into his pocket?
Or could lie lift it wo on it was done?
Would tho thing go otr, or would powder go
And a do.en (if siluh like questions a miiuito.
Hut Jeremy Hlack just (rave a sly wink,
And they could not toll what in oruation to
So Foiirth of July came aroUnd at last,
And tho day was l'resli and the sun was
Then just, as soon as the niRht was parsed,
. At the eai liost. dawn of the dowy lights
Tno boys turned out
With noise and rout,
And loud halloo ami hutv sh int.
And raeket of oraonors, and b.iiim and pop,
And ringing ot b ills, and S'z an i spluttor,
Till (rood lolks trying to sleep would slop,
Aud get up and cIojo tho win low and shut
tor. But Jeremy Black just turned In his bed,
And down in the pillow be nestled his head,
And thouifht, with a irriu,
How tho ih inn ot tin
Would make ouoiiL'h n iise to drown tho dlu.
At longtb he arose and dressed h:meif.
And ultorwaid managed hti Uroakfust to
Thon took tho Thin? from tho wood-house
And carried It w; h him out In the street
Now all tno boys came ruunini to s a
What ever the wonderful Thing could bo
And lo: 'twas a tish-horn six feet long.
"Now stand a litilu away." said ho,
" And you'll hear n noise so loud and strong?
And deep aud mighty that It will drown
All popping ot guns an I cannons in town."
Thon nil the boys stoo I bac while be
Stepped up to tho fire-plug tinder tho tree,
Aim resi en inerenn tno en i ol th horn,
Then took a breath that was long and (leop,
And blew as he'd not blown silica ho was born;
And out from tbo Thin; camo nover a
Ho stopped, and wiped hi mouth for a
Then blew as if the dickens were in It.
lie blow till the hair stood up on his bead;
Ho blow till everything swam around;
Ho blow till his forehead and ears grew roij
lint out of the horn came never a sound.
At first the boys were half afraid
Of tho terrible sound that would soon bo
But after awhile they liojan to chatT,
And then to giggle, and then to I ugb.
Poor Jeremy know that tho noise was there
It only required a little more a r.
Once more he blows till his mu " los str.dn:
Not a so ind. Aud then he bn ran to know,
Thuugh ho had endeavored wi h miut and
The horn was too largo for hi in to blow: , .
- ' MOHAb!
As one goes five this m.ml.1 ntjvu ..-.
. - Oiiefritme'ntl? tlnds a Jeremy Itlact,
iWhn .iiviiwm lh mMiml iKiwor .
xho littus havo kiwi ted htm "so.nowhat
slack. ' ' - ' "'
Those poople who build, though they may not
A horn so large that they never can blow It.
ifnirarti I'ule, in Marin? a Ynunu i'enpis.
MY AUNT'S SQUIRRELS.
was becauso she
My aunt's house is a largo one very
like those yod often see wuen travoling
in tho country square, with win lows
all shut, silent doors and empty porchc3.
Tho beauty of my aunt's house was its
back yard and back door, with a groat,
Hat stone step. A gate at the back of
the yai'4 opened on a lano, where trees
grew on each side, and thickets, which,
in summer, are full of birds, butterflies
and blossoms. The deep ruts are over
grown witb. jrrB'ss: only the breezo pass
to and fro, whicli llutter the leaves into
lilt.le rustling songs. Tho buck door
led iuto a great kitchen, built ever so
many years a io; the rafters were collbe
colored, for my aunt would never have
them whitewashed. Lots of things
were stowed away among thoso rafters
pumpkin-seeds, ears of corn, bunches
of herbs, an old saddle; and, in tho
winter, haras and links of sausage swung
from the beams. Piles of paper bulged
over their edges, and tho rubbish of
years was there, precious to my aunt,
but useless to everybody else.
One day in autumn, Josh, my aunt s
man-of-all-work, while hoisting a bag
of dried beans into the rafters, discov
ered a pair of gray striped squirrels.
lie rattled the beans and "shooed,"
but they only skipped beyond his reach,
chattering, and stood on their h nd
paws, making- motions with their fore
paws as li "shooing ' josh in return.
1 do believe, mom, lie called to m
aunt, "that these little thieves have
come to eat up all my garden-seeds; but
can t make out why ground squirrels
should roost up here."
"Let them be, Josh, said my aunt;
I'd rather have squirrels overhead
than cats under feet; tho creatures won'
Nor did they, but, when people talked
in the kitchen, tho squirrels ehatterod
louder and faster than ever. Although
they dropped seed and straws on my
aunt's muslin cap, and although Josh
muttered about holos in bags, and
musf. and noise, she would not listen.
She declared thoy were company for
her. and she was certain they would
not forget her friendliness toward them;
thev kept their distance, and were al
ways the samo orignt, cneornu, nappy
For all this, Josh pondered a plan,
and carried it out, " (rownrt-squir-rels,"
he argued, " had no business up
in tho air." So he prepared a bag,
tackled the old horse to the wagon,
caught the squirre's when my aunt
went out, put them in the bag, and
rodo awav up the lane and into tho
woods. When ho got to a thick spot,
dark with trees, ho shook out the squir
rels, turned about, and jogged home,
with tho satisfaction of having finished
a good job, just a little dashed with
dread of my aunt's scolding, which, any
way, was not so' bad as their chatter.
Josh opened the kitchen door and went
in. The silence pleased him, and he
began to rub his hands, as his way was
when pleased. He cast his eics up
ward and was instantly greeted with a
merry chatter. The squirrels had got
home before him, and were all the more
lively for their voyage iu" the bag, the
ride in the wagon, and the picnic in the
"Marcy on me!" he cried, his hands I
just then the squirrols
1 let drop a hickory-nut on the bald spot
of Josh s head.
" I missed their noise," said my aunt;
" they have been cunning enough to go
" Yei," gaid poor Josh. "They ara
very cunning, mtul I know so much
Either tho indignity of the raid upou
them, or the tiiidof tho hickory-nuts,
was too much for tho squirrels; shortly
after, they disappeared. My aunt was
reminded more thau once of their in
gratitude, but all sho said was
A cat was proposed for a pet onco
more. "No cats!" my aunt said,
looking severely at Josh, who went out
to the barn immediately.
When the spring came, and tho lilac
bushes bloomed, I went to my aunt's
tho old kitchen was my dolijrht. V
sat on the door-step in tho aiternooo.
when tho sun-rays left tho lane, and wo
could rest our eyes on the deep, cool
green of tree "and shrtib. My aunt
watched the wav of tbo wind, whore
tho birds ilew.and the coming blossoms,
and 1 watched her. Once, when I
happened to bo inside, I heard a sup
pressed, wondering cry from hor, which
made mo hurry back; I saw her atten
tion was fixed on the path below the
step, and looked also, to seo tho most
cunning procession that ever was. .
My aunt's gray squirrel was trotting
toward us with tail curled up, and ac
companied by four little ones exactly
like her, with' their mites of tails ourled
up also- two were on her back anil two
trotted beside her. Sho came up to my
aunt fearlessly, and tho little ones ran
about us. Iler motherly joy and pride
were plain to bo seen. Then we heard
a shrill squeak from tho lilac-bush it
came from her companion, tho father of
the family, who watched the reception.
My aunt sent me forpumpkin-?eea, and
to see thotn snipping the shells and
feeding on tho meat was a fine treat.
The babies were about a finger's length,
but their tails had as still' a curl as their
mamma's, and never got out of placet
Many a day afterward tho mother pa
raded the young ones on the door-step,
and carried home her pouch full, of
pumpkin seed, but the father never put
his dignity olF to como any nearer than
"Now, you unbelieving Josh," called
my aunt, once, "what do you say?"
"Say, mem." looking up at the raft
ers. " I sav a cal might have diuv them
away." Elizabeth tlodiard, in HI.
Nothing Finished !
I once had the curiosity to look into a .
little girl's work-box. And what do
you suppose I found?
Well, in the first place, I found s
"boail nnrair." nlinut h-ilf ilimp.! thorn
Was. lirnnnnTi-r"" ILH"""
l)ing mushed, lor the mitT' "el"
out, and tho silk upon .tb's ep-f was '
all tangled and drawu iat& tsyIjto
wisp. Laying this aside, I took up a
nice piece of perforated paper, upon
which was wrought one board ol a Bible,
and beneath it the words, "Hove";
but what she loved was left for me to
guess. Beneath the Bible board I found
a sock, evidently commenced for some
baby-foot; but it had come to a stand
just upon the little heel, and thero it
seemed doomed to remain. Near to
the sock was a needle-book, one cover
of which was neatly made, and upon the
other, partly finished, was marked:
"To my dear"
I need not, however, tell you ail that
I found there; but this much 1 cau soy,
that during my travels through that
work-box I found not a single article
comvlie: and silent as thev were, these
half-finished, forsaken things told me a
sad slory about the little girl.
They told me that, with a heart full
of generous atl'oction, with a head full
of useful and pretty projects, au or
whicli she had both the means and the
skill to carry into effect, she was still a
useless child always doing, but never
accomplishing, her work. It was not a
want of industry, but a want of porso-
Remember, my dear young friends.,
Hint it matters but little what great
thing we merely undertake. Our glory
is not in that, but in what we aecowr
j.lish. Nobody in tho world cares for
what we mean to do; but everybody
will open their eyes by and by to see
what men and women and little children
have done. Children's Friend.
The Sew Sir Kogcr Tlcliboriios.
Apparently we are never to hear the
last of the Tichborne case. Two now
claimants have appeared, ono at Win
nipeg and one at San Francisco. It may
be thought that there is safety in num
bers. If each of three claimants finds
it easy to make out a good case, no
mere good case will seem deserving of
attention. The Winnipeg pretender
cancels him of "Frisco, and he dis
poses of the unhappy nobleman lan
guishing in Dartmoor. So people m:ty
think who know not British credubt ,
and how great is its swallow. 'J ho
strong point of claimant number one
was that he posed both as a butcher and
a Baronet. Popular sympathy with
butchers and Baronets united to honor
him, and hi3 friends, forgot that bo
could not be both. What is to prevent
reasoners of this sort from accepting a
triad of claimantsP They are three
honest men, kept out of their own by a
.i t :
nearness aristocracy, kjl u ruimuiuu
mind cannot take this view, it will ar
gue that for so much smoke there mut
be some Uatne. If a real Sir Roger were
not alive there could be no personality
to cast three shadowsof Sir Roger. Tiio
San Francisco claimant, too, is said by
a good authority to bo cither tho real
roan or "a most adroit impostor. L;t
us honor his genuine character in the
former case or his adroitness in the sec
ond, and, perhaps, more probable event.
One more, and there will be as many
false Rogers as thero were false Deme
tris. London News.
Two cows that had been missing
about ten days at Ulakely, (la., wero
discoverd in the wood some threo or
four miles from homo, with their horn
sotijhtly locked they could not be sep
arated without cifttin oil ono cow's
More than ?5.000 a (lav was cleared
at the old English fair in London.