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DEMOCIIATIC IN IOLiITlCH PtJKlQ IN Lil'KltATUniC; AN 1 3 PnoailKSHlVK IN KOfTHlCllN 1NTKUKST8.
BY A. M. BURNEY &' CO.
MMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, JUTAr 30, 1881.
VOL. II.-NO. 38.
NEWS AND NOTES,
A. Summary of Impoitant Event.
Yeixow-fevrr and small-pox
c pidcmic at Vera Cruz, Mexico.
A London dispatch says it has been
agreed to give the whole of tho Transmit to
the Boers. "
Tun army-worm, or something very
Minllar in nppearanee, Is causlns great de
struction to the outfield In Northern Iowa
Latkk details of the capture of Sfax
fay 100 French were killed or wounded. A
portion ot the town is held by the Arabs,who
lire from the house and prefer death to
A telegram from Fort Smith says
that Governor Overton, of tho Chickasaw
Nation, has issued a proclamation disbanding
liU militia, with the understanding, howev
er, that their services may be required
fhortly. The men are leaving for their
Gordon, one of the Land-League tra
versers, convicted of having Incited a crowd
to murder, has been sentenced to a year's
imprisonment. Gordon Is the first Land
Leaguer of any prominence against whom
the Crown lawyers have been able to obtain
The Navajos are so greatly dissatis
fied with their Agent, Galen Eastman, that
they have risen tn open mutiny, and all the
Agency employees havo fled from Fort De
fiance to Fort Wlngate for protection. Tho
Indians wn tCol. Edwnrd Batch reinstated
The National Educational Association
met at Atlanta, Ga., on the 10th. The ad
dress of welcome was delivered by Governor
Colquitt and the inaugural address by the
President of tho Association, J. II. Smart, of
Indiana. Two hundred delegates were
present, representing thirty States.
The Mississippi State Prohibition
Convention mot at Jacksonville on the 20th,
with 200 delegates, from thirty-seven coun
ties, present. The action of tin Convention
looks to getting the next Legislature to sub
mit to the people an amendment to the Con
stitution prohibiting the liquor traliic.
A dispatch from St. Fctersburg,
dated the 18th, says the Nihilist Executive
Committee held a great and solemn meet
ing. Several exiles came from Geneva to
attend. It was resolved to give the Czar
one more warning, and if he does not heed
it he and all his advisers will perish.
The equestrian statue of Gen. J. B.
JicPhcrson was unveiled at Clyde, O., on
the 22d, in the presence of twenty-one Posts
ot the Grand Army of the Republic and a
large number of soldiers and citizens. The
statue is the gift of the Society of the Army
of the Tennessee. Speeches were made by
ex-President Hayes and others.
The Ohio Temperance Reformers, in
convention at Loveland on tho 20ih, nomi
nated the following; ticket: Governor, Abram
It. Ludlow; Lieutenant Governor, Jason
JicVelgh ; Judge of the Supreme Court, Gid
eon T.' Stewart; Attorncy-Gcnerul, Levi
Mills; Treasurer, Ferdinand Sliumakcr;
Public Works, Aimer Davis.
Gladstone has announced the names
of the Commissioners under the Land Mil.
They are Sergeant O'Hogan, Edward Fal
coner Litton, Liberal member of Parliament,
and John K. Vernon. The Home-Rulers re
ceived tho last name with prolonged groans.
O'Donnell will divide the House on each
name. Vernon Is Lord Pembroke's agent
and well known In Ireland.
Lieutenant Ray, of the United States
Signal Corps, sailed on the lsth from San
Francisco, with nine companions, on the
schooner Golden Fleece, for Point Barrow,
on the Arctic Ocean, where he will establish
a s tn' Ion for meteorological observations.
Tho house, ready for erection, instruments
for observations and provisions for three
years, arc comprised In the outfit of the ex
pedition. TnE Socialistic Congress, which was
prohibited at Zurich, assembled at London
on the 191b. Louise Michel, the amnestied
French Communist, Prince Krupetklne, the
Russian Nihilist, and other prominent lead
ers were in attendance. The sessions of the
Congress were strictly secret, but public
meetings were also held, at which red flsgs
were freely displayed and the most incendi
ary speeches made. Mrs. L. Lecompto, said
to be a delegate from America, was one of
the principal speakers.
Sheriff Timrerlake, who started
with a posse in pursuit of the train robbers,
reports that ho was at tho house in Ray
County, near Crooked River, where three of
the robbers took supper Saturday evening
after tho robbery. They wero seen by sev
eral citizens, and wero well mounted on bay
horses considerably Jaded. They started in
a southerly direction, and, were next heard
from at Lawson, where their number was
augmented by four coming in the direction
of Excelsior Springs, and were riding at In
tervals of ten to twenty paces. Here all
trace seems lost, showing that they scattered
and either went into biding or crossed tho
Missouri River singly. The train men's de
aerlptinn of the robbers corresponds exactly
with that of the citizens who have seen them,
The deadlock in tho New York Leg
islature was finally broken on tho 22d by the
election of Elbridge O. Lapham as United
States Senator to fid the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Roscoe !Conkling. Tho
Stalwarts stood firm till the Inst in their de
termination to force the calling of a party
caucus, to which the Half-breeds at last ac
reeded, with the understanding that the
Stalwarts should abide its decision and voto
for the candidate receiving the highest num
ber of votes, which of course would be Lap
ham. Such was the result. Mr. Conkllng,
upon being informed of the termination o
the struggle, telegraphed one of his ad
hercnts as follow;
The hemic constancy of the Spartan band
which st Jfcng has stood for pi lin iplo nnd
truth has my tleeppst gratitude ami adtulra-
tion. Home down bv forbidden and abhor-
rent forc es Hnd agencies which never beforo
had sway tn the Republican party, the mem
ory of their courage and manhood will long
live In the highest honor. The near future will
vindlcnte their wisdom nnd crown lliem with
approval. Please ask them all to receive my
most grateful acknowledgments.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
William Bonnev, bolter known as
Billy the Kid, a New Mexico desperado, was
recently shot and killed by Sheriff Garrctt.ef
Lincoln County, at Fort Sumner. Billy was
not quite 21 years of age, and camo from
New York City. Ills career of crime com
menced about four years ago by the shooting
of James J. Young, a Government black
smith, at Camp Apache, since which tlmo
he and his gang are credited with
killing, among others, Sheriff Brady
and Deputy Sheriff lllndman at Lin
coln; Morris Bernstein and James
Roberts at Moscalero; Beckurts, Crawford,
Morton and Baker, four of Chisholm's herd
ers; John McCloskey, one of Billy's own
men, for Insubordination; James Grant and
John Garrlsh at Fort Sumner; and finally
two of hU guards whon ho escaped from jail
on April 27 last, where he was awaiting his
death sentence. The Territory will pay
Sheriff Garrett a reward of $500, and the
citizens will endeavor to raise him $2,500
Thomas Devitt and Legrande En
sign have baon arrested in Philadelphia for
complicity in Star-route postal frauds.
Other arrests arc to follow.
At an Indian barbecue hold at Green-
leaf, near Fort Gibson, In the Cherokee Na
tion, at which whisky flowed freely, eight
men were killed or mortally wounded.
There was a general jail delivery at
Ozark, Ark., the other night, by which four
prisoners, on trial for murder, with every
prospect of conviction, Were set free. A Jail
guard is said to have unlocked the door
At Bloomington, 111., Mrs. Victoria
Keough, a well-known lady, went to the
railroad yards In pursuit of a truant son,
aged 12, who was in the habit of loitering
about the tracks and stealing rides upon
trains. The boy was caught, but broke
away from his mother, and whllo the latter
was In close and hot pursuit, an unobserved
switch engine came down upon them and
both were literally decapitated.
The town of Wallace, Wis., sixteen
miles north of Menominee, has been de
stroyed by flro. It comprised a saw-mill
and twenty-five dwelling-houses.
The completed returns from the va
rious Internal revenue districts show the to
tal collections for the last fiscal year to be
$13o,054,9, which" is an increase of $11,
329, 850 over last year's collections.
Dean Stanley, the eminent English
divine, Is dead. His remains will be inter
red In Westminster Abbey, alongside of his
Syracuse, N. Y., was damaged by
fire on the 10th to the extent of half a mil
linn dollars. Wcitlng Opera-house, the
finest in the State, was destroyed in two
hours. Ilalf a dozen persons were more or
less injured by the falling walls and debris.
It is feared one or two perished in the
Numbers of farm laborers in County
Cork, Ireland, have struck for higher wagea,
and are marching through the county, forc
ing others to Join in the strike.
Two express trains on the Fitchburg
Railway collided while at full speed, near
Charlemont, Mass., on tho l!lh. Two train
men were killed and two badly wounded.
A pisi'Atch from Quebec says the
Roman Catholic Presbytery at Itoxton Falls
burned on the l!)th, and Father Larue per
ished in tho llames. A nephew escaped by
leaping from an upper window. Father
Larue had been ill for some days.
The propeller Winnipeg burned at
Dulutb on the 19th. The passengers es
caped, losing most of their clothing and bag
gage. Joseph Smith, fireman, aged 35;
James Branscoin, head waiter; Win. How-
cry, aged 10, second porter; a pantryman,
name unknown, are missing, and are sup
posed to be burned.
Col. It. L. Mott, a prominent citi
zen of Columbus, Ga., was mangled to
death by a locomotive on tho 19th.
Two men were killed and three oth
ers fatally Injured by the explosion of a
portable engine near Waiertown, O., on the
The Universal Life Insurance Com
pany of New York is again in trouble. In
1879 the Company forced its policyholders to
compromise their claims, anil now the State
Insurance Department, in view of the ina
bility of the Company to ineci the require
ments of tho law, has taken measures to
wind up the concern.
Wash. Allen, colored, who mur
dered W. Judd Scott, a Kingston (La.)
merchant, and then robbed uls store, was
taken from the Mansfield Jail and banged
by a mob. He made a confession, implicat
ing four or five other colored men in the
plot, who have been arrested and it was
thought would meet the same fate.
An independent cable will be laid
from Germany to Valencia, Ireland, and
thence to the United States.
A deaf mute named Seaward has
been arrested in Philadelphia for soliciting
aid to defend Gulteau and commending his
attack upon the President.
T. L. Brayton, United States Deputy
Collector of Internal Revenue, was mur
dered by illicit distillers in Pickens County,
8. C, on the 20th
Frank Pelton, formerly Assistant
Teller of the Montreal Bank, Canada, has
been arrested at Santa Fe by a Canadian de
tcctive who has been hunting him for some
months. Pelton absconded In April last
with $23,000 in cash, but it is believed was
himself robbed of the larger part of ills plun
der by a woman who accompanied him in his
flight and who subsequently ran off with I
A reported oil discovery near May
flower, Ark., twenty miles from Little Rock,
is causing great excitement among prospect
ors and speculators.
John Kherly committed suicide on
his wife's grave at Marion, O.
A rock slide in tho Washington quar
ry, near Slatlngton, Pa., resulted in tho
death of Win. Collin and Charles Erdman
Mrs. Merks and Miss Blitz were kill
ed bv runaway horses in Jersey City, N.J.
A yacht containing: six young men
belonging to South Boston, Mass., capsized
In Squantum Gut o i the 20th, and all were
drowd. The bodies were recovered.
The open cut of the Caledonia mine,
. rv :il 1 n , I.. . I. Om 1.
ai i erravitic, i'. i, eai-um u uiu"iu,
I burying setpl miners. Win. dill, Daniel
Cameron ami Andrew L:tson were taken out
alive. John Costcllo, James Roach, Pat
Hawkins and L. II. Hamilton are supYmsed
to be killed.
An express train on the Delaware &
IJuJUon Railway struck a rock, near Dres
drn,"N. V.. on the 21st, three c;irs leaving
U'U trai"k- Charles C'arswell. engineer, was
killed, and the fireman and two passengers
The vicinity of Hadlvme, Conn. j was
Visited by a terrible hail and wind storm on
the 21st, destroying entire crops of corn, to
bacco and other products.
Five miscreants removed a rail oh
the A., T. & S. F. Tia lroad, near Law
renceaiis., on the5?t, by which an emi
grant tftiin was thrown from the track and
badly wrecked, but fortunately no ono was
injured. It is believed tho intension was to
ditch the express train from Pueblo, which
was duo a short time afterward, for the pur
pose of robbery.
In tho Cork Assizes the trial of crim
inal agrarian cases was stopped at the request
of tho counsel for the Crown ou the ground
that Juries persistently declined to return a
verdict of guilty despito the plainest evi
dence. The Matanzas branch of the Spanish
Bank of Cuba has been robbed of $200,000 in
specie by two employes, who niado good
their escape from the island ona steamer
chartered by confederates ostensibly for tho
purpose of bringing a cargo of cattle from
Three executions took place in Mis
souri on tho 22d tho Talbott brothers,
Charles and Albert, were hanged at Mary
ville for the murder of their father. Dr.
Perry II. Talbott, In September last, and
John W. Patterson was han-rcd at Clinton
for killing James O. Clark in December, 1803.
At Yazoo City, Miss., Brook Bovctt.
alias Tobe Bell, paid the death penalty for
tho murder of Dr. Williams. At Green
wood, Ark., George Green, colored, was
executed for the murder of his wife in Au
The Ferryville (Ark.) vendetta has
broken out afresh, the latest victim being
Mr. Matthews, editor of the Perrvvillo
Jiwes, w ho was shot while standing in front
of his office on the evening of the 21st, six
tech buckshot entering his sldo.
Col. Wm. Milner Rooers, a noted
American civil engineer, died recently at
Rio Janeiro, where he held the position of
Chief Engineer of Public Works under Dom
Pedro, at a salury of $20,000.
Senator Hill, of Georgia, has re
cently undergone at Philadelphia a surgi
cal operation for a dangerous disease of the
mouth known as epithelioma. The surgeons
say the operation was entirely successful
and the patient is in a fair way of speedy re
At Arkansas City, Ark., on the 21st,
Robert C'ostello settled a quarrel with a
neighbor named Gotherlng by shooting him
while he was plowing a field, the ball pass
ing through bis victim and killing a horse
two roils distant. Costcllo was held to await
the result of the wound.
At Fall River, Mass., Andrew John-
ion, ,lohn uowtiiti anu josepn lates, all
buys, were drowned while bathing. An 11-ycar-old
son of M. II. Cashing met the
same fate at Middleboro.
Antoxito, Colo., has been infested
for several months with a gang of robbers,
who have held up and robbed all the stran
gers coming Into town. The gang has been
broken up by the banging of the principal,
Gcorgo C. O'Connor, who, in his capacity of
Justice of the Peace, shielded them and had
citizens arrested and fined without the least
provocation. On the 22d O'Connor rode
through town on horseback, with a Win
chester rille and two revolvers, threatening
everybody. A Vigilance Committee caught
him in his saloon and hung him in an old
Secretary Windom has telegraphed
Sherman O. Houghton, San Jose, Cal., and
Congressman Thos. L. Young, Ohio, uuw on
the Pacific Coast, requesting them to act
with ex-Secretary Ramsey In examining the
charges preferred against Superintendent
Dodge of the San Francisco Mint.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The condition of the President be
came alarmingly worse on the 23d, owing to
tho stoppage of the discharge from the
wound and the consequent formation of a pus
cavity. A surgical operation, skillfully
performed by Dr. Agnew, of Philadelphia,
relieved the patient from immediate danger,
although his condition was considered criti
cal at midnight on the 24th.
Adam II artranft, a Russian Nihilist,
who was engaged in the Winter Palace plot,
by which ton men were killed and many
wounded, has arrived at New York. His
mission to this country is to raise funds to
carry on the plans of the Nihilists at home.
Two men, Rhodes and Crowder, were
killed near their homes in Volusia County,
Fla., tho other dav. Supposed to have been
lynched by personal enemies.
Levi Mills, nominated for Attorney-
General by the Ohio Prohibitionists, has de
Henry Reid, of Clarion, Iowa, at
tempted to save a friend who fell into a well,
whon ho was overcome by the foul air and
died before assistance arrived.
It is believed that the Egyptian cot
ton crop this year will be fully equal to that
of last year, when the crop was excellent.
In one province the dest ructive cotton-worm
has appeared, but its ravages will be limited
to that province.
Thomas Tole, Ilans Olson and Au
gust Saline were killed at Hammondsville,
N. Y., by falling ore.
II. M. Lockery and Jessie, Edwards,
engaged to be married at Cleveland, O., tart
ed out the other day, saying they were go
ing to row on the lake. Not returning
that night, Inquiry was made the next day,
only resulting in learning that a skiff had
been found capsized about five miles out by
alife-8aving crew, but the boat-keeper was
positive It had been hired by four young
men, who had returned. On the 24th, tho
body of Miss Edwards was found floating in
the lake, 500 feet from the shore, indicating
that both were drowned.
The census authorities estimate the
value of the property of the United States as
assessed for purposes of taxation, is some
where in the neighborhood of $32,000,000,
000. Various estimates have been made as
to the true value of the property. Mr. Por
ter, chief of l ho Wealth, Debt ailf Taxajfcm
Bureau, thinks it nearer $70,o,fKJ.0O0 ft$u
ATjL'aducah, Ky., on the 24th, Levi
Bolden, a neero convict, killed a fellow-prisoner
named Sfewart and was slain by a guard
whom ho had also attacked.
A Fort Worth dispatch says there
was a wreck on the Texas Pacific road at the
edge of the sand hills. A tool c; Jumped
the track with about sixty men aboard?
Tlrrre were killed and ten wounded.
A Young Lady's Remarkable Escape.
While tlio Hon. John xSthvffitPaH
larty of ladies and gentlemen were cn-
oying a picniu oil au Island a few miles
cast of Accomao Court House. Va., his
niece, Miss Cornelia Bradley, Svith three
Other ladies, left the balance of the party
and went some distance around the
horo to bathe. They insisted on going
alone, and declined the offer of a gentle
man to accompany them. 1 hey select
ed a dangerous place for lathinr, and
Miss Rrndley, going beyond her depth,
was swept off into the ocean by a strong
current and soon disappeared in the
high breakers. It was quite a time be
fore tho other three ladies, being at a
distance, could give the alarm to the
balance of the party. When they did sd
it created the groitest consternation.
All hopo of rescue la tho party was
soon abandoned, and she was given up
for lost. When, however, tho alarm
reached the fish-oil factory, which is
near the " north" ehd'of the island, twd
young men employed there thoughtfully
took a boat and sailed out on the ocean
and when a mile or more from shore
they found Miss Bradley floating on the
water, and rescued her. She had been
in that perilous position nearly an hour.
When rescued she was nearly exhausted,
but able to speak, and is to-day improv
ing, with every prospect of speedy re
covery. Miss lsradley could not swim,
but hud heretofore learned the art of
floating on the water, and to this and
the energetic and manly efforts of the
two younjr men. Frank Milliner and
Polk Lang, she is to-day indebted for
her life. Richmond Dispatch.
The Population of Ireland.
Tho census of Ireland shows a popu
lation of 5,159,849, being a decrease of
2f2,588 since 1871. The population is
composed of 2,522,804 males and 2,037,
(W5 females. The decline of the last ten
years was spread overall of tho counties
except three. The counties which did
not decline were Antrim, Dublin and
Kerry, one of the poorest and most re
mote localities. In all the others the
decrease went on, varying from 10.8, or
in round numbers 11 per centum in
Monaghan, to 10.1 per centum in Tip
perary, 10 exactly in Cailow, 3.2 in Gal
way, 1.7 in Cork and 0.7 in Mayo. It is
remarkable that Carlow, the garden of
Ireland, and all the other richest tracts
of soil, should havo suffered most from
depopulation. The religious distribu
tion of the population was 3.051.HH8
Roman Catholics, o.S5,G0 connected
with the Church of Ireland. 485.503
Presbyterians, 47.GG9 Methodists, and
the balance was made up of other de
nominations. Tho decrease of the lio-
man i,atnoucs in tne ten years was
198,979, of the Protestants 32,328, and
of Presbyterians 12,145. During the
last ten years dwelling house? have dis
appeared to the number of 48,619,
while buildings used, an accessories to
farms and business pursuits in towns
have increased to the number of 5,228.
St. i7ne' Gazelle.
Chinamen Flocking to Australia.
Within tho last fortnight upward of
2,000 Chinese have arrived, and there is
now a very large number afloat en route
from Hong Kong to this colony. The
Chinese who are here explain that the
exodus from the home country h ocea
sioned by tho great depression which
exiHs there, the new-comers are
ignorant people, who arc unable
to either read or write. It is
only by great self-denial that they
aro able to scrape together enough
money (about i,M, we believe,) to ray
for their passage, and the erreat part of
them are aim st penniless when they
land here, some of tho Chinese mer
chants in Sydney believe that before
the year is out 20,000 Chinese will land
at this port unless some check can lie
put upon the inflow. Instead of
being, as many people think, e
source of profit to the t hincso em
ploycrs of labor here, the immigrants
prove a serious burden, for they have to
bo housed and fed until they can be sent
or forced to go inlo the country. The
majority of Chineso merchants and resi
dents m Sydney are averse to the whole'
sale importation of Chinese to this coh
ny, such as is now taking place. Syd
m y Herald.
Pierced Through the Body by n Drill.
Patrick Mulligan, who has been in the
hospital for about three weeks, was yes'
terday sutliciontly recovered from his
injuries to appear on the street, and is
confident that within a few days he will
bo able to resume work in tho mine. JSo
other man in Montana can say that an
eight-pound two-loot inch drill ever
passed through his body. Not one man
in a million could experience the sensa
tion and live to toll about it. Mr. Mul
ligan sets a great value upon the drill,
and proposes to keep it as a memento
Soon after the accident occurred, and
when he first knew there was a possibil
ity of saving his life, he expressed the
somewhat superstitious belief that if the
drill were polished and preserved he
would ultimately recover. To gratify
tho humor, tho boys of tho mine have
every day devoted a little lime to the
polishing of the drill, an(J it is now as
bright and glistening as a new silver
dollar, and iMuiiigan is well. mute
So rapidly has the work of building
a successor to the famous Kddystono
Lighthouse cone forward, that it is now
believed that the completed structure
will be 1h use a full year earlier than at
first expected. The building of it was
not mii4f neccsary by any failure of
hmeaton s RTOicture, for that itself
pronounced as safe as it was a century
ago; but the rock that supports it has
yielded so much to the actions f constant
waves and many storms as to endanger
the foundation strength. The new light
is 12(J feet away from tho old one, and
verv much larcer. Its focal plane is
1 15( feet above the sea, while thildone
but seventy-two. in clear weather its
raie is nineteen geographical miles
-GafftHldi has raid this season
largo crop of potatoes and cabbage on
his little itiid of Caprera, which he
distributes to iiejioor of Ieghorn.
ham police force have
for them at thepublie
SCIE2&E MD INDUSTRY.
6-A French inventor has patented an
application of thd electric light to the
bleaching of textiles and other sub
itanee; A phonograph of an improved con
struction is to be tried at Paris for teach
ing pupils the pronunciation of diilicult
words in foreign languages.
Recent experiments show that the
ght of an eleotrio lamp travels 187,200
miles por second. Blue light travels
over ono Dor cent, faster than rod light.
It is intended, if possible, to run
trains on a railway through St. Gothard
Tunnel by electricity, which is to be pro
duced by machine! now employed, in
pumping the air into the workings and
lor other purposes.
Dr. Gehringiof Landshiiti Bav&riaj
has invented an enameling liquid which
is said to render ordinary stones and ce
ments harder than granite and to facil
itate the imitations of marbles and other
valuable minerals. When applied to
metals h claims that it will be found
an excellent preservation against rust.
-Anhvdrous phosphoric acid is be
lieved to be tho most powerful desidcat-
ng agent known. When air from wmcn
moisture has been removed as far as
possible by the ordinary means, and is
then carefully dned by sulphuric acid at
temperatures not exceeding 25 dog. C;,
it is still found that the two-millionth
part of tho weight of the air in tho form
of moisture will be removed by anhydrous
The most notable object of its kind,
at the Brussels National Exhibition by
the Seraing works, was a remarkable
casting. As desdnbedj it consists of
what is practically the whole cast Iron
works of a marine engine, with a pair
cylinders about twenty inches in
diameter by twenty inches stroke, cast
in tho most perfect manner in ono piece
bod plate, Condenser, airj and foedj
and bilge pumps, standards, cylinders,
and exhaust pipe.
The discovery of a portable electric
force has caused a great flutter among
the aeronauts, home of them believe
that here is discovered the means that
shall make ballooning not only afine art
but an everyday undertaking. It is
believed that if a baloon can carry with
it in portablo shape a reserve force sucn
as Sir William Thomson found in the
famous box sent him from Paris, bal
loons can be fitted up with steering ap
paratus that will enable the aeronaut to
control their passage through the air,
and go withersoever he will rather than
whither the wind listcth. A meeting of
the Aeronautical Society is to be held
forthwith to discuss this new factor.
PITH AND POINT.
"Never," says an Irish orator,
"write an anonymous letter without
sighing your name to it." IawcII Oiti
ten. -Scientists assert that an angleworm
on a fishhook suffers no pain. VVe now
understand why they squirm so they
merely want to take a little exercise.
An exchange speaks of a new fashion
in gait for girls, but a stroll along some
of our streets in the soft summer twilight
will convince any one that the old gate
yet has a tenacious grip on public favor.
Detroit t ree tress.
An Austin doctor met old Uncle
Mose and said pleasantly : "How do you
feel to-day, Uncle Mose?" "Iain'tgwine
tar tell ver until I knows how much von
am gwine tcr charge me." Texas Sift-
"Had drank" is not good .hngnsn
grammar, says a nign autnonty. it
certainly is not. "Was drank" is better
grammar and more in accordance with
the facta, nine times out of ten. New
What a tyranny fashion has be
come, to be surer llero comes an item
to the effect that "Japanese shoes have
boon adopted for casino wear." If a
man can't play casino without a certain
brand of shoes on, it wero best relegated
to obscurity; and we accordingly rele
gate. Yonkers Gazette. '
He was a veteran toper with a fiery
red proboscis, but a most kind-hearted
and amiablo man, and when the flies
gathered on his nose he used to say : "Ony
don't drive 'em away ; they're having a
good time, and if they can got tho liquor
without paying for it 1 don't mind."
Two Masked Robbers stripped an
Honest Editor one night and placing
Revolvers at his head, Demanded his
Money. "I have no Money," he said,
"but l win give you a run." upon
which the Masked Robbers smote him
thrice with a Dray Pin and passed on.
Ibco fab ul a docets that there is such a
thing as having too much cheek. Bur
A correspondent of Nature, writing on
musical ants in Sumatra, says that near
ly two years ago he found a musical
species of Polyrachis, which makes its
papery nests on tne unuer siq oi ui,,
boo leaves. Tho noise, which resembles
very heavily-falling rain, is caused by
tho insect striking the leaf by a series of
spasmodic taps, both with its head and
with the extremity of its abdomen.whichti
it bends inward while so doing. Ho
came upon a second species of large
brown ant in Sumatra.the noise of which,
as in the case of the other ant, resembled
heavy rain and could be heard a long
distance off. What struck Mr. Forbes,
the observer, most about this species
was the sinjrular synchronism of the
movements. 'These ants were spread
over a space perhaps a couple of yards
in diameter on the stem, leaves, and
branches of a great tree which had fal
len, and not within sight of each other;
yet tho tapping was set up at the same
moment, continued exactly the same
jipace of time, and stopped at the same
instant. After thi) lapse of a few sec
onds, all recommwiced at the same in
stant. X no interval was ai ways oi aooui
the same duration, though I did not
time it. Each ant did not, however,
beat synchronously with every other in
the congeries nearest to me. There
were independent tappings, so that a
sort oMtine was played, each congeries
dotting out its own music, yet the be
ginnings and endings of these musical
parties were strictly synchronous "
A SONG FOR A BIRTHDAY BOY.
tipOrl a wlrltor nlaht.
WtiCn the snow Ihv rail
d nnd white,
Dropped a baby from the skleA
With H pair (f big browrt eyes:
Without clothes of food, or name,
ititrlit into our hearts It uante,
Ami wo loved It from that iiiinutd
As if there wero "millions lu it."
Soon a happy year had fiown:
lie Could creop, and Htand alone.
Know iminlimt Rinl Unhand I riU,
Don hundred pretty (ricktf;
Ilo was Hweet, but still a tartar,
So wo called him Utile Arthur,
"Pot." and "DarlinK," "Love," and 'Trlde,"
A oil a hundred nauies bcsldo.
When another year wont by,
Could I tell If 1 should try
11 air how lovely ho had wrown?
walking, like a man, ttlono,
Talking with such babbling words
Llkn the cooinif of the b rifs.
With n tangled crop of Curls
llriiurliig round him like a girl's.
Throe years old: now Ukik tnr squalls " i
Trials, troubles, Cries and fallal
I p and down like any rocketl
In his dress a Utile pocket,
Filled with tops, and n ills, and strings.
And some fifty other things;
Three foot tall, or taller maybo
Can this be my little baby?
Ptlll (mother birthday; dear,
V hat a four-year colt is hcrel
Leaping, ru nil in if. skipping, prancing,
In and out on swift feet daueinir,
Hamlllntr marbles, splmiiuK tops,
Hpenclinif cents In candy-shops;
In killed skirt and buito led jacket,
Always ripo for fun ami racketl
Now, as sure m I'm alive(
That outriureous boy Is Ave!
Pond him off to school at once
We don't w.mt lo own a ditucol
Full of tricks as any mm ten
(iet him to a Kindcrgrtrtcn:
Thore he'll learn to use his wltd.
Without auy ugly lits.
Slx-and what do 1 behold 1
No more waving curie of gold,
Hut a little wig of brown,
Closely cropped about tho crown:
No more skirts, but littlo brooche
Full of many Kcauin and stitches;
Growing, everv single day,
In tho most surprising way.
Pet-en to-day i a Boy at last!
Time and tide have traveled fast
Thorii bo sits, so Hue and tall,
Jacket, trousers, boots and all;
Ho can spell, and read, and writo,
Ho Is good, and gay, and bright.
And his life goes bravely on,
llu where Is my lluby gone?
So now I hope what do I hopo? Oh, scores
and scores of things!
I hope ho' II loam to comb his hair, and tie his
I hope he'll netor catch acold in hull, or snow,
And grow to be full Bix feet high without one
I hope he'll keep his clear bright eyes, and his
quick sparkling wits.
And never, .skveh, tell a tale on Jack, or Bob.
And never Ioho his merry laugh, or smllo so
gay and plciisnnt.
And lay up money in his bo to buy each one
In short, 1 hope to end my rhyme, nnd not to
niako it longer
Not Only mny my darling grow both better,
wiso and stranger.
But bo. In heart, and in i ud, and soul, in oil his
walks and ways,
A 'C'niiid not hn a heller' boy, through all
bis happy days.
'Could not bo l etter"
is the highest r""-h' I
Kail School, where the inrthdiiy lioy
rlt'm, lm.it tir.tr f,!ie!l On f Tl
II 'ide AwiU;e.
TAKIMJ HIS PLACE.
" Oh, Charlie! Why did you do it?
On my birthdav too! I am so sorry,
for now you will miss all the fun of the
Fourth." And as she spoke, Mary sat
down dangling her broad hat by one
string, and looked disconsolately at her
brother, who had been sent to bed as a
" How was I to know that just a littlo
bunch of iire-crackers like that was go
ins to smash the goblet? I did not
think it would do anything but just lift
it up some."
"Who told you to do such a thing,
"Nobody; I thought of it myself. Oh
dear! I wish 1 had a grandma, or an
aunt, or somebody like that!"
" What for, Charlie? I am suro no
body could bo half as good as mamma."
" I like grandmas and aunts. Etld e
Bates has a grandmamma, and she al
ways trets him out of scrapes; and Tom
Taylor has an aunt that does lots of
things for him. People ought not to
get married if they don't have mothers
and sisters to make grandmas and
aunts for fellows who are always get
ting blamed for nothing at all."
"But, Charlie, you did break tho
"No, I didnt either; the fire-crackers
broke it. Oh, dear! dear! I wish
there wasn t any Fourth of July, nor
tire-craekers, nor nothing! What' a the
use of tire-crackers, if a fellow can't
fiycthem off? It was real mean to let
mo spend all my money on fire-crackers,
and then not let mo hrfve any fun
with them, lhere s my pin-wheel, too.
I promised Bates to fasten it to the top
of the highest clothes-pole in his back
"l am so sorry, unarue aear;
i" And, Mary, I am so dreadfully hot.
iJhave got a raging feveY; I know I
" Why do younotsay youare sorry?"
suggested Mary. "
"Didn't I say so? over, and over,
and over. And fallferjust said ho
thought bed was tho best placo for
boys'who exploded lire-rackers under,
coblets. If I was a father, and wanted
4 Uka boy, I'd do it out niftl out, and
not roasc mm w unui in uuu on a
Fourth of July. I wouldn't for rflillions
of dollars semi a poor boy to bod ou his
sister's eighth birthday." But what
particular attention was due to his sis
ters eighth birthday Charlie diduot ex
plain. " You knew the crackers would break
"No, I didn't;.I never saw them
smash one. Didn't thev bang, though?"
And at the recollectrffl Charlie's eyes
grew bright, and adclighted expression
illumined his sombjp- little face. The
next moment, however, lit? was crying
bitterly: and Mary, having watched
him a moment, ran down stairs, just in
time to stop her father as he was going
"Papa, please forgive Charlio. He
is so sorry, and he wants to go out so
" Ho must have a lesson, Mary, that
will tench him not to be so destructive."
But he added, smiling, " If you choose
to take his place, Charlie may go out."
Mary bounded away to her brother's
room. " rapa says you may go out,
Charlie. Get up. deat"
Charlie neoded nirecond bidding,
and he asked no questions. ive min
utes later he was explaininz to Eddie
Bates the principles upon which he had
blown a goblet all to smithereens ia kin
What a glorious Fourth it was!
Charlie did not go home until tea-tinm.
Ho would not havo gone then, but that
his pin-whoel and tho rockets wero
under his clean shirts in tho bottom
drawer of his bureau, and must begone
Up stairs he ran, as gay as a cricket,
ftnd burst into his room. " Let me see;
they are in this one. Bother! Where
did I put them?"
" What are you looking for, Charlie?"
" What are you doin in bed?" .
" Taking your place.
"Papa said if I would take your
place, you might go out; and girls do
not care much abont tho Fourth of
July," said Mary, cheerily.
"And you have been in bed all day?"
"Of course; papa said you wore to
stay in bed all day, and 1 am taking
"your place." " ; '
" But you are not mo."
" But I am your substitute."
"Oh, Mary, you dear, dear, darling
sister! you are better than all the
grandmothors and aunts in the world:
catch them going to bed a whole day
for a fellow!" cried Charlie, kissing her
" I am very, very glad I took your
"You get up now, Mary, and Pi!
give you my pin-wheel and my rockots,
and you and Ella Bates can lire thorn
all off. I wouldn't be so mean as to
let you lie there any longer," said
Charlie, beginning to remove his coat,
"That will do, Charlie," said papa,
coming into the room. "Get up, my
little daughter; Charlie has learned hia
lesson, I am sure." i
"Indeed I have, papa, and I am real
That same evening Eddie Bates was
boasting to a crowd of boys about hia
grandmother having saved him from an
evening of sorrow in his own room,
whon Charlie spoke up: '
"Grandmas and aunts are all well
enough, boys, but sisters are a heap
better. You just listen." And in a
voice of pride and love ho related hia
sister's generous act. -
And the gay littlo crowd gave Mary
three cheers and a tiger, besides firing
off nine starry rockets simultaneously
in her honor. Lillie E. Burr, in liar
A Wise Coon.
Did you ever see a raccoon? I am
going to tell you about one that was
sent from the South as a present to a -lady
whose name was Isabella. He was
called Zip Coon, and a very wise coon
Zip had a long, low body, covered
with stiir yellowish hair. His nose was
pointed, and his eyes were bright as
buttons. His paws were regular littlo
Imnila ' i ihrm lust like
He. was very tame. He would climb
up on Isabella's chair and scramble to
lior shoulder. Thou he would comb her
hair with his fingers, pick at her ear
rings and feel other collar and pin and
Isabella's mother was quite ill, but
sometimes was able to sit in her chair
and eat her dinner from a tray on her
lap. She liked to have Zip in her room;
but, if loft alone with her Zip would
jump up in the chair behind ner nnd
try to crowd her off. He would reach
around, too, under her arm and ' steal
things from her tray.
Once the cook in the kitchen heard a
brisk rattling of tin-pans in tho pantry.
She opened the door, and there, on a
6holf, was Zip. There were two pans
standing side by side. Ono had Indian
meal in it, and the other nice Bweet
milk. In front of the pans stood Zippy.
He had scooped the meal from ono
pan into the milk in the other pari, and
was stirring up a pudding with all his
might. He looked over his shoulder
when he heard the cook coming up be
hind him, and worked away all the
faster, as if to get the pudding done be
fore he was snatchod up and put out of
Zip was very neat and clean. He
loved' to have a bowl of water atvl
piece of soap.set down for his own use."
lie would take the soap in his hands,
dip itinto the water and rub it. bptw.een
his palms; then he would reach all
around his body and" wash himself. It
was very funny, to see him reach way
around and wash his back.
One day Isabella, not fooling well.
was lying on her bod. Zippy was play
ing around her in his usual way. Pretty
soon ho ran under tho bod, and was
busy a long while reaching up and pull
ing and picking at the slats over his
head. By and by ho crawled out; and
what do you think he had between his
teeth? A pretty little red coral ear
ring that Isabella had lost several weeks
before. Zip's bright eyes had spied it
as ho was playing around under the
bod. So you see Zip Coon did some
good that time.
wnenzdp grew outer ne wrsnn
cross and snappish, tat he hadTBWT""'
chained up in the vvood-shed in front of
hjs little house, pa the door of his
house was printed in red letters, "Zip
Coon: he bite's." Murscri.
Anong the graduates at the Yale
Law School, thjp ot!her day, was 1'eter
Doyle, ex-Secretary of State of Wis
consin, who is now forty-live vears old.
Being conscious of some defects iff his
legal education, he determined to rem
edy them at an ago when most inen
would not feel like "going to school."
He worked hard wliilo at the Law
School, was popular with students and
professors, and one at least of the latter
expects to see him a member of Con
gress. A wealthy lady who occupies a cot
tage at Mount Desert had a jewel Cflsg
made in imitation of a Bible. A bur- ' '
glar visited her premises, of course, and
avoMing the Bible as the devil would
holy water, he carried off the silver
ware, but kft the diamonds and their
fellow jewels Qifely in their mock re
treat. A child without a nose is a late
Chicago ftJuction. Nature never
makes a mistake. If the Chicago River
smells as copiously during the summer
as reported by t(ie papers there, that
chTuTwill be envied by the entire pop
ulation of the city.