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DICMOC'UATIC' IX I'OI.ITICS; J'lTIMO .IN LITKllATUHKt AND l.ItJltKsrVK IN HO UTI I liHN 1NTKHKSTH.
. BY A. M. BURNEY & CO.
MCMINXVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1881.
NEWS AND NOTES, i
A Summary of Important Events.
DoMiMio Santa Makia lias been
cdecled President of ( hill.
Tin: New York Ureenbaekers will
hold a State Convention at Filniira, August
A itKi'OKT is in circulation that Gould
lias imrelinscd tlio Atchison & Nebraska
roud in u feeder to the Union Pacific
Owinh to tho unsettled .state of Ire
land it lias hecn decided to maintain mili
tary establishments ut their present strength
some limo louder.
ft- . r '
Skcketary Windom hav-instructed
the )pll(cior' of Customs at Boston to use
every endeavor to ascertain tho parties who
-.tsh-ln(l . ,tho Infernal-machines from that
city that 'were recently received by steamer
' In England, . .
True Treasury Department ordered
, the discontinuance of the manufacture and
Bale of gold tokens stumped "(punier dollar"
and "hnlf dollar." ' Persons manufacturing
or selling such tokens are rendering them
selves liablo to penalties of both line and imprisonment.'.'
" 1 9
The Chinese Ministers to this Govern
ment, Chin Lan.l'in and Yung Wung, have
hecn withdraw n by their (iovernmunt. Tlicy
will he succeeded by a single representative.
This is In deference to 1 lie expression of
other llrt-class Powers, which are recogniz
ed honly one Minister from China.
The Postal Telegraph Company has
been organized at New York, with a capital
of ?21,(XIO,(lOO.JaniOs IS. Kocno is President.
Tho company propose to eutetvthe Held as
competitors of the AVostern 1'iiion, nud say
they will stretch their wires to every locality
where the latter company has an olliec.
Tuerk seems to lie a genuino revival
i ' f of the duelling, code in Europe. Two Span
- ' ish officers foujjht at Gibraltar, one of w hom
. was killed and the other seriously wounded.
n Baron Von Ueyso, a young (iernian officer
of much prwinise.'lins been shot dead in a
'.duel with a brother officer. Two students
fJi-iGottensin fought a duel with pistols, and
'Curias mortnllr wounded.
White,' Minister to Berlin, has ten
dered his rcsiguat ion, to take effect August
1."), at which time bo will return to the 1' nit
cd-Stalcs. ( No appointment of a successor
can bo made while the' President remains in
his present. condition. II is not probable
that an appointment will be made until Con
' grcss meets. ""
The Washington . correspondent of
the New York Trihuue saysJLJ,s understood
that since the hootlngf the President sev
eral members of the Cabinet have received
thrcatenlug-Atters from persons who are
evidently fWibued with tho belief that the
" Government owe the'm a living, and' that
where importunities have faflcd threats may
1'i:ok. Eastman, of the National Ob
servatory, says that the last new comet will
coon be visible to the naked eye. It will
not he so far north as the other. We will be
able to see it by and by, early in the evening
in the west, unci early in the morning in the
east. Ithas Miinething of a tail, which will
grow mure distinct. The comet is labeled
as Comet C, being the third comet discov
ered this year. The comet up by the polar
star is the Comet 1!."
( iovKitNOit Chittenden, of Missouri,
by proclamation, offers S.",000 reward for tho
arrest and conviction of each person par
ticipating in the train robberies at Ulendale,
in October, 187U, and at Winston on the l.'Uh
of .Inly, the latter robbery being attended
with two murders. For the appre
hension of Frank .lames and Jesse
"W. .lames $.",()()() is offered unconditionally,
with J.1,000 added upon their conviction for
complicity in the crimes mentioned.
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
with a icv to effecting a friendly arrange
ment looking to a gradual consolidation of
the various Indian agencies and bringing
near together the various trilies of Indians,
now scallcivd over a wide area, sent out let
ters to the Poneas, Oinahas, Winmbjijoes
ami Lower Agency Sioux, in-tructlng them
to send three delegates from each tribe to
Washington by August l.". Itepiies were
received from each tribe declaring a willing
ness to do so. The especial object of the
conference- at this time is to arrange for
some better location for the Poneas In Ne
braska, who. refused to go to the Indian
The London Lancet, in speaking of
President (iarlicld's wound, says: "A por
tion of the dress may have been carried into
t lie wound, and each abscess that forms is
not only a direct source of danger from the
jialn and fever, and the danger of its spread-
ingucepiy, out vvitu earn mere, is a iresu
liability of blood poisoning. It Is quite im
possible to feel any certainty that we may not
hear of another abscess or relapse, and it Is
of great importance that the patient's con
stitutional vigor should lie maintained at as
high a pitch as possible in view of futuro
troubles. The absence of fever and exhaus
tion removes any cause for immediate alarm,
but until tho wound is quite healed and the
bullet either removed or afely encysted,
there will be liability to recurring abscesses,
each attended w ith the risk of blood poison
ing." Theke is no little excitement in Eng
land over the reported discovery at Liverpool
of Infernal machines packed in barrels pur
porting to contain cement, received by
steamer from America. The report, though
generally circulated, was not credited by
many, until Secretary Harcourt, in reply to
an Inquiry touching tho matter in the House
of Commons, said tho report was substan
tially correct. The Home, ottlce, on the ar
rival of the vessel referred to In the report,
has sent two detectives to Liverpool, and six
machines were discovered In one vessel and
four in another. The Home Secretary
further stated that more than three weeks
ago the (ioernnirut was informed of con
signments from America to England of in
ternal machines, tho names of eseU being
given. Investigation-t discover the orig
jnutortif the on-pircy, he said, are pro
ceeding here and in America. He believed
the conspirators wire connected with the
avowed projects of the Fenian press in
America, lie concluded as follows: "It is
inv tirm belief that the American Govern
ment is as desirous :is tlio l'ngli-h Gmern
Jilcnl to iippt ? such ci'i nrs,"
l'EKM)NAL AND URftU.YL.
The consecration of the llight Kcv.
Ir. McMullen as Bishop of the ( 'atliolic)
Kplscopid See-of llaveliport, Iowa, look
place at the Cathedral of the. Holy Name, in
Chicago, on the i'lih, Willi the usual im-
The Eastern war in passenger
extended to Boston on Ilia viritb,
through tickets to Chic igo were five
at M. HO.
A shock i Mi accident occurred at
Muir, Mich , on the '.'."ith. A small house
occupied by Alonzo Derrick, his wife, and
six children accidentally took tire and burned
to tho ground. The lire originated in an
upper chamber, where three children, one
a deaf mute, aged eleven, and two other
boys, aged eight and lire years, were sleep
ing, and it was iinpqssihlo to. rescue them.
The irreconizable remain (j$g&l
niiA nut! n r ' I Tfl
vu v win ut i . I i
Two boys, George lifties,!!
of Mr. Gotlicb ICoek, of Denver, Colo., were
poisoned by eating the heads of matches.
George, aged five years, died soon af er, and
Fred, aged three years, was believed to be
beyond the possibility of recovery.
Preparations are being made for
the coronation of the Czar at Moscow.
In Brooklyn, N. Y., Mrs. Catherine
llcbler was fatally burned by the explosion
of a can of kerosene with which she endeav
ored to, kindle a tiro. Tho flames spread,
and a Mrs. Toole jumped from second-story
window, sustaining serious injuries.
The marringo is announced of T. II.
Tibbies, the advocate of the Poneas, and
"Bright Eyes," said to be 'fctho handsomest
and best educated Indian woman In Amer
ica." A sad accident occurred at Ililliard,
O., oi the 2(ith. As Owen Clover was back
ing a reaping machine out of bis barn, an 1S-months-old
chibl of a neighbor toddled un
der the machine, was run over and insiantlv
John Fatton, aged twenly-two and
John Kutz, aged nineteen, wcro killed by
living deln is from a blast at a quairy near
('. N. Wai.i.s, editor of the Paris
(111.) Hiiihlidii.Jiciti'iin, went to Chiengo
to attend the races and has not since been
heard of. lie is known to have drawn .fl.loo
from his bankers while in the city. The
only clew to his disappearance is given by a
small boy who left two empty pocket -books,
identified as belonging to Mr. Walls, ut one
of the newspaper olliccs. He says he saw
the man faint, and his hat fall off, and he
dropped the pocket-books, but two men
supported him and removed him to some
other part of the grounds. This took place
near the pool-stand.
U.fcv. William F. Whitcher, pas
trof theMatherson Street Methodist Church
m Providence, 1!. 1., the most fashionable
church of that denomination in the illy, has
been detected In purloining valuable old
books from various parties and lias le-igncd
his charge and announced his intention of
severing his connection wit It the ministry.
WhilcV.er is !!.) years of age, his father is
wealthy ami his wife h;.s an independent in
come, while his own salary was ,2,ikhi a
year, lie generally mutilated the sto'en
hooks in such a wy as to destroy their iden
tity and then sold them, although many
were still found in It is possession.
Fori: masked men visited the farm
house of lfobeit Marvcll, near Traders'
Point, Marlon County, Ind., a few nights
ago. They bound Marvcll and his wife,
pitched Hans Wilkins, a brother-in-law, out
of the w ind nv, and robbed the place of jti iO.
Wilkins and Marvcll are very old and were
incapable of resistance.
At Toticha Springs, Colo., on the
night of the 'Jtith, ('apt. Wandnlph Carpenter
was shot and killed by J. P. True, proprie
tor of the liank of Poiieba Springs.
John .1. Jennings) was taken from
jail at Tierr.i Amanilla, X. M., and hanged
by a mob. lie was charged with t ho mur
der of one Lewis, and Lewis's wife, who Is
suspected of a criminal intimacy with her
husband's murderer, is held for complicity
in the crime. Three fatherless children are
left without a home.
Thomas M. Mavkv:i,d, who killed
his father-in-law, Marshall Aday, in Slra
horn Miss., in July, and then lied, has been
arrested at Little ltoek, Ark., and taken
home for trial. Maylicld admits the killing,
but asserts that it was done in a rough-and-tumble
light, in which Aday was the aggres
Miss Minnie 1'eeve, station agent
and operator at Minnetonka. Minn., was
killed by a railway collision near that place
on the iiith. Sho was a most estimable young
lady, and was a sister of the Master Me
chanic on the Iron Mountain Kailroad.
Nine persons recently mado their es
cape from the Yell County Jail at Danville,
Ark. Two only hud been recaptured at last
Midiit Pasha, and all others con
victed of the murder of the late Sultan, ex
cel, the two actual assassins, have been
banished for life to Siberia. ' " " ' "
A teleoram from Tunis says 1,."00
Arabs have aitvaneed to Padeuss, six kilo
metres from Goletta. Four Europeans and
three Arabs have been murdered. There is
great excitement. The ltey has ordered the
removal of the bridge of boats between Go
letta and Padeuss.
Blanco Fi.ohes, the Mexican mur
derer, anil ex-meniiier or the asqiicz gang
of bandits, was recently killed near Yuma,
Cat., while attempting to escape, from cus
tody. Col. John C. Bi rch, Secretary of
tho United States Senate, died at Washing- !
ton, D. C, on the 28th. j
The death is announced of cx-CSovcr-
nor Baglcy, of .Michigan. The deceased was
visit inn California for the benefit of his
health. He was forty-nine years of age.
A CAtiLE dispatct;) from Glasgow, :
Scotland, reports the arrival there, in good
condition, of a consignment of Minnesota
wheat which had been shipped by the barge j
line to New Orleans and thence by steamer.
Col. E. Frei, a member of the Na
tional Council of Switzerland, has been cho
sen to represent that Kepublic in 'Washing
ton. The hunt for tho Willians brothers,
who killed the Coleman brothers, Deputy
Sheriffs of Dunn County, Wis., on the Pill
of July, s'ill continues. The murderers
are known as desperate men, well armed
and supplied w ith ammunition, and thor
oughly familiar with every nook and corner
of the wilderness lying between the Meiioiu
once and the Mississippi, where they have
takcll refuge. A pack of bloodhounds hac
been called into requisition to aid in the
-caivh, while the Governor of Wisconsin
has ordered out a battalion of militia to as
sist in their capture should they be run to
At Ash (Trove, Iroquois County, 111.,
John Sampey, age 1 la ye u s, accidentally
hilled his brother William, aged II, with a
shot-gun. while shouting at a target. In
Kickapoo Township, I'e.iria County, Minnie
Walters, aged PI, was accidentally shot and
killed by her llt-vear-old brother while he
wa carelessly handling a revolver.
The anti-Jewish crusade in Bussia
has led to the destruction of thirty houses
Inhabited by Jo.ws in the villages of liorlspol
and Hirizau, in the Government of Pollavia.
The troops fired upon the rioters, killing
EroKNE K. WitiiiT, who, with an ac
complice, murdered Mr. Carroll, a wealthy
ranch owner, in Colorado, In 1S7.'i, for the
of robbcrv, lias reecnllv been ur-
'"'Mrd In MassacliiAottsamrretunied to tho
rMfcd in Mas
iftl r a brief c
iiitei"vy, w hence he escaped
after a brief couth-'
Tint Irish land bill passed the House
of Commons with only I I negative votes. A
majority of the Conservatives and some Par
ilellites, Including Parnell himself, abstained
Another duel has been fought at
lierlin, in which the combatants were a stu
dent and an olliecr of (he army reserve.
Weapons, pistols. The student was killed.
This is the lifth affair of a si inilar character
in Germany within a fortnight.
It is reported that another plot against
the life of the Czar has been discovered in
St. Petersburg, and several arrests made of
conspirators. An ex-Nihilist who had be
trayed his companions lias been assassinated
In the outskirts of the capital.
The persons who stole ifi'OO.OOO from
the Matnnas (Cuba) Bank have been cap
tured at Havana, and some of the booty has
been recovered. Two accomplices are still
at large in Mexico, but their arrest is prob
able. Leading Fenians in Ireland indig
nantly deny that their hrotlr ihood had any
hand in the shipping of the explosives re
cently discovered in Liverpool, and condemn
the resort to siu-h diabolical stratagems.
William It. Dickinson and Joel
Vanarsilalen, two Philadelphia lawyers,
have been convicted of f irging the will of
llobert, AVhitaker, that i)S0VW worth of an
e-tate might fall iulo their own hands.
Thomas limits' saloon, at Cambriilgo
City, a., was par ly demolished by a dy
ii it in ito torpedo that was exploded in the
cellar by unknown parlies, supposed to lie
The business portion of Lebanon,
Tenn., has been dclroycd by lire, and the
village of Cattaraugus, N. Y., has suffered a
s I milar calamity.
The Pennsylvania Prohibitionist,-'
have held a Slate Convent ion and noininatcc'
a ticket headed by James M. Wilson, of Mer
err County, for Stale Treasurer.
A steamer from Havana, with ono
case of yellow fever on board, is quarantined
at New York.
The Chagres fever is decimating the
laborers on DeLcsscps' Panama Canal.
The army of the Ameer of Afghanis
tan has been completely defeated by forces
under A) nob Khan. One of the Ameer's
regiments deserted in a body during the tight
and went over to the enemy.
The dwelling of M. Silverstone, at
Calais, Me., was damaged by lire on the2!)th
George I! rad ford was kil ed, Shubael Spin
ney probably fatally injured, and fourothers
were wounded by falling chimneys.
At Lcadville, Colo., on tho L'Hth,
Frank Gilbert mid Merrick Boseiigrantz
were executed for murder, the hitler pro
testing his Innocence. Isaiah Walker, col
ored, was banged at Gopzales, Texas, fof
murdering his wife somu months ago.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The steamers Idlewild and Osceola
Belle burned at the Memphis wharf on the
night of the tllst. The fire originated in the
l.iinp-loeker of lhe Idlewild, and spread so
rapidly that the cnliiv boat was soon envel
oped In flames. The Osceola Belle lay just
above the Idlewild, and before a tug could
be got to her assistan,en- s-Uis took tire and
floated down the river a burning nia.-js, H'lw.
James Lee.Iyingjtist b;J.vVivf;ti''(diew ilJ,ran a
verv nariY.i- !f.r.1'pe Irom dest ruction, but was
''lVul'd out with her stages on lire and the
flames extinguished. The Idlewild had
Just been thoroughly repaired and was load
ing for her tir-t trip between Memphis and
Arkansas City. She was owned by Capt.
John 1). Adams, of Little Koek, and Capt.
James II. Beese, of Pittsburgh, and valued
at about tgo, 00(1; insurance if 1(1,000. The
Osceola Belle ran between Memphis and
Osceola. She belonged to the Lee Line, was
valued at .f-jO.ooi), with no insurance. A
small quantity of freight was destroyed.
A teruiule accident occurred at Fe-
oria, 111., on the night of the :V)th. By the
explosion of an overcharged still at the
Woollier Brewery, eighteen persons were
injured, over one-half of them fatallv. The
names of the killed and those who died soon
afterward from their injuries arc as follows:
Ignatx Woollier, one of the proprietors, and
Max Woollier, son of another partner;
two sons of Win. Voehl (the father proba
blv fatally injured); Henry Cussing, en
gineer; Henry Goetz, Charles Heppener
and August Uriel, employees: John Kuk-
land, a visiting brewer from lirooklyn, X.
Y. August Heller and Win. Bice, two oth
er employees, are supposed to he fatally In
Affairs in Perry County, Ark., have
1 reached a point where tin; State authorities
! arexonipelled to interfere. Investigation
! revealed the fact that the civil authorities
j were prwvcrless to arrest the assassins of
I E lit or Mathews, or enforce the Uw. It is
also said that the people aro divided as to
: the means which should be adopted in ad-
ministering justice. Governor Churchill
has issued an order directing Major-Gen
I Newton to proceed thither with troops.
The wife, daughter, and infant child
of John Snyder, a planter living in Lee
County, Ark., were drowned whilo crossim
a bayou on a llathoat in Prairie County
They were seated in a wagon and the horses
became restive and backed it off t lie boat.
Kent Mc'itt, Secretary of state,
was accidentally drow ued at Nashville,
1'enti., on the "1st.
The entire business portion of White
Hall, Mii-kegon County, Mich., wm dc
stroyed bv lire on the night of the 2!th. Loss
Si itinu-IU'LL ami party have gone
to Maiidirg Rock Agencv,
The Late Dean Stanley.
Another distinguished Englishman Is
dead The cable brings to America the
news of the death of the great Dean of
Westminster. There are few Englishmen
w Pose death would be so widely regretted
in this country. His relations with America
were not simply in his public and literary
character. He had numerous and devoted
personal friends here who had the greatest
udmiration for his abilities and reverential
regard for his character. Arthur Penrhyn
Stanley was horn in Alderley, Cheshire, De
cember ID, Lsir. His father was Dr. Ed
ward Stanley, rector of Alderley for thirty
two years and Bishop of Norwich from 1No7.
The son was educated at BugBy, and In bsya
graduated at University College, Oxford,
where he subsequently resided for twelve
years as tutor. In 1ST1 he was appointed
Canon of Can crbury, and he was Begins
Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Ox
ford from 1S."i(I to JSUI, when hu was made
Dean of Westminster. He was a leader
of the "Broad Church" party. He pub
lished "Life and Correspondence of
Thomas Arnold, D.D." which has
passed through numerous editions and
been translated into several foreign lan
guages, ''Sermons and Essays on the Apos
tolic Age," "The Epistles of SI. Paul to
the Corinthians, with, Critical Notes and
Dissertations," "Historical Memorials of
Canterbury Cathedral," "Sinai and Pal
estine in Connection with Their History,"
"Lectures on the History of the Eastern
Church," "Lectures on the History of the
Jewish Church," "Abraham to .Samuel,"
" The l'.ible, Its Forms and Substance,"
"Scripture Portraits mid Other Miscella
nies," " Historical Memorials of West
minster Abbey," "The Three Irish
Churches," ".Essays on Church and
State," "The Athanasian Creed," and
" Lectures on the History of tho Church of
Scotland." In November, 1ST4, he was
elected Lord Kector of the University of St.
Andrewi. The last of lhe works named
above v,ii9 written In 1S74, as we learn from
the Anciiciin Cyclopaedia, to which wc arc
indebted for the record of the wonderful
life-work of this eminent theologian. The
cause ot his death was erysipelas. His age,
it will bn observed, was sixty-six. It was
reasonably hoped that he had many years of
life before him. St. Imu'h It uiihUmn.
International Exposition at At
The management of the Internationa.
Cotton Exposition, which is to be held at
A lanta, Ga., beginning October 5 and lo
continue throughout the remainder of the
year, closing December HI, have recently Is
sued a circular of which the following is the
substance: This exhibition was named (In:
"International Cotton Exposition," because
nothing more was contemplated than a fair
for illustrating every detail of the cotton industry,-'
Soon after the company organized
tho managers decided to admit other text
iles, and later, yielding to an almost uni
versal demand, they concluded to open their
doors to a I industries. Hence the Exposi
tion is no longer confined to that one staple,
nor to the sevcial textile interests, but il
comprise every Industry in which civilized
men engage. The classification employed at
the Centennial will be closely followed in
the six departments of tho Exposition. The
railroad companies have adopted excursion
rates lower than ever before offered round
trip tickets from Chicago or St. Louis oul)
fifteen dollars, from Cincinnati or Louis
ville, nine dollars, and equally low rates by
other lines. It is expected that no less than
iVKj.OOO people from the South, 2no,(KX) from
the North, and a very large Dumber from
Canada, Great Britain and the European
Continent will visit this Exposition, and ex
tensive arrangements aro being entered into
to furnish sullicient additional accommoda-
lions lo eoniiorlaiily entertain so large a
multitude in the city of Atlanta. The entry
fee of twenty-live dollars is the only charge
to exhibitors. N'earlv cverv kin 1 of busi
ness is already represented among the appli
cations registered, full anil specific an
swers will be given to all Inquiries respect
ing the Exposition addressed to II. I. Kim
ball. Director-General, Atlanta, Ga.
Two Plucky WuintMi,
'Mrf,MarshaII and Miss Taylor, of Fire
nolo Basin, M. T., were the heroines of
quits a remarkable adventure latelv. It
Bccms that they were surprised one after
noon by seeing a large cinnamon bear on the
roof of the root house, cndi avoring to make
bis way to the succulent viarids contained
therein. They tried to searo the animal
away Willi such missiles as were in reach,
but bruin didn't, scare worth a cent, and
continued to tear the roof of the house as
though they were not in the vicinity. Fear
ing they would bo left foodlcss and famine
stricken, they decided upon trying other
means, and, getting a Sharp's ride which
hung in tho house, they overcame their
feminine aversion to such weapons, loaded
up the gun, and going to the corner of the
house took good aim and tired with such ef
fect that the bear came tumbling off tho
roof and made a bee-line for his tormentors,
who, woman-like, dropped the gun and ran
into the house and securely barred the door.
Unable to get at them the bear struck foi
the timber, and the women, seeing him go
ing, picked up the gun, reloaded it and fo!
lowed hint. They had not proceeded far in
the timber when they heard the bear groan
ing heavily, as if much huit, and, cautiously
seeking their opportunity, they rested their
gun across a log, and again let drive with
such irood aim as to shoot It through tht
heart, killing it almost instantly. Montana
An Interesting Collection.
Mr. Morton, of the clerical force at- the
White House, is preparing a separate crap'
book of the newspaper accounts of the
shooting and dangerous illness of tho Presi
dent. The different accounts are cut up and
pasted in a scrap-book. Editorial remarks
and comments arc scissored and nut in
alongside of telegraphic accounts. Accounts
of public meetings held are also preserved
Literature of this character will make a big
Volume, which It will take the President
some time lo peruse after he is able to read.
He has expressed a desire to have reports of
the calamity and press comments preserved.
The telegrams of sympathy w hich have been
received will all be pieeied. They make
a big collection. Telegrams from foreign
Governments and rulers were nearly all ad
dressed to Secretary Blaine. These will be
l.ert in the records of the State Department.
Those received at the White House will be
put in sonic convenient form so that they
will be readily accessible to the readers aud
sympathizing callers. ,
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
A South Carolina inventor will ex
hibit a cotton-picking machine at tho
. The recent discovery that cotton
seed oil is a perfect and satisfactory sub
stitute for lard bids fair to crcato quite
a revolution in Southern household
Eastern tanners sometimes use tho
fruit of the cypress tree in their tanning
operations, and it is maintained that tho
fruit and even tho wood of this treo
makes very good tanning material.
Paper bolting is used with success
in the machinery hall of an exhibition
now held in Japan. It is stated that the
belting made of papor has been tested
and found to be much stronger than that
made of ordinary leather.
The canal across the Isthmus of
Corinth, begun by the Komans under
the Emperor Js'ero, but never finished,
is likely to bo cut by tho French, Gen.
Turr having lately received (concession
from the Greek Government to carry
out the project.
An inventor in Hartford, Conn.,
1ms patented a .belt which is made of
iron wire, tho selvages being brass and
cepper. The weff is of cotton, several
threads being woven in without being
twisted together. A double fabric, is
mado, between which, or inside of
which, a number of single heavy wires
are inclosed to tako the tensile strain of
A now celluloid is said to bo obtain
ed from well-pcelod potatoes, which aro
treated for thirty-six hours with a solu
tion of eight parts of sulphuric acid in
luii parts ot water. Ine mass is uncil
between blotting-paper, and then press
ed. It is further stated that in France
sinoking-pipes are manufactured out of
this new material which aro quite equal
in appearance to tho meerschaum. By
Heavy pressure the material acquires
such a hardness that billiard-balls can
be manufactured from it.
Investigations into tho cause, of dis
ease in plants have been made on pear
and apple trees by Prof. T. J. Hurrill.
ins papor in the July American aim-
mlist opens up a prospect that blight in
fruit trees can be combated successfully
by careful tests of the diseased parts and
the use of a knife. He found the starchy
particles in the bark of diseased pear
trees full of bacteria, and succeeded in
inoculating healthy from diseased trees.
While-cutting away infected parts tho
greatest care has to be taken lest healthy
tissue become inoculated by the knife.
The yellows of the peach tree aro of the
same nature, and the Lombardy poplar
and aspen suffer from a similar disease.
. PITH AND POINT.
Beecher says Hades is a state rath
er than a place. Jersey, we'll bet.
1 timers talis Importer.
Birdlinzs aro very solfish cWftturcs.
They take the food right out oi ncir
mothers' mouths. Boston 'ftanXrip.
We judge from accounts in almost
all of our exchanges that almost every
body has, at ono time or another, been
shot, through the liver. Elmira Free
A Michigan editor received 0110,002
from the administrator of the estate of a
deceased subscriber, and to celebrate
the event caused his ollice towel to be
washed. How often alllucnce leads to
extravagance. Detroit Free Press.
Now the chowder's in tho pot, and
the days are getting hot, and wo all bo
gin to swelter with a sweit, swell, swelt.
while the crimson lemonade through a
straw enchants the maid, who displays
a buncn of llowers at nor licit, belt, belt.
The editor sat in his easy chair.
His shirt collar was unbuttoned, ho was
wiping the perspiration off his brow,
and thinking ot a future state (ttnre
viscd), when tho man who borrows ex
changes and gives him suggestions as to
how to run his paper came in anu sairt
Is this hot eno ." The man said
no more until he opened his eyes in tho
drugstore, when ho remarked, "I reck
on it was." Texas Siftings.
The first drink makes a man feel
anxious for tho socond; the second
brings a smile to his. face; the third has
a voluble effect; tho fourth, no is ml)
more sociable: the, n,uayioaytes digni
ty ; the sixth a stern expression of coun
tenance that means beware; the seventh,
ho becomes pugilistic: the eighth, he
fights and gets thrashed, and all subse
quent drinks have no effect but to delay
the hour of sobriety. Netv Haven Reg
"What kind of a house do you
want?" asked the architect. Oh,"
replied tho citizen, wearily, "I don't
want a house at all. I just want you
to build me three tiers of closets, like
jail cells ; one hundred and thirty closots
in a tier, and put a roof over the ton
tier. I want to put up a house that will
contain enough closets to satisfy my
wife." But tho architect, who was a
man of broad experience, told him he
would have to put a thousand closets in
a tier and make tho edifice six stories
high, and then his wife would say when
completed that there wasn't a closet in
the house big enough for a cat to turn
round in. Burlington Hawkcye.
A Locoinothc's Race with a Reptile.
As the Shenandoah Valley fast express
entered the mile cut immediately north
of our town on Tuesday last the engineer
was horror-stricken to see what he sup
posed to bo the end of tho rail just ahead
of his rushing locomotive sliding rapidly
away from him. His first thought was
a broken rail caught by the pilot, and he
expected an instantaneous shock. Won
derment usurped the place of fear when
a second glance revealed a live-foot
blacksnake of the species known as
"runner," gliding rapidly away from
him on top of tho rail. In tna excite
ment of the moment his hand sought the
throttle, he threw it wide open and the
train bounded forward under the im
pulse, but the snake maintained its lead
although the train was running at fully
fifty miles per hour, and when the end
of the cut was reached, and opportunity
was afforded to escape, it left the rail,
ran out into sn open space, coiled itself
up, threw its head into an attitude of
denance ana aiea ngnt mere. An ex
amination proved that the intense heat
of tho rail had burned il to death.
Hcrh'tnmtown (J'f.) Clarion.
'Tld HARD TO KELIEVH.
win lhe day, Very drowsy and
Aud lhe larniers il readinir Hi ' eews;
And lhe wile of the farmer was nnl.iiiK the
And his eldest son lilaekiui; his shoes:
And the ma of the farmer was on the back
Milking Kpjde and bhiekb -cry pics,
With ibo farmer's wee Kii'l in u chair by her
Looking at her with sl-'epv blue eyes.
And the mai l In the kitchen wug ua-hi igtlie
With many "Oh. dears!" ami "oh. lnys!-'
And the house-dog was lying upon the door
mat, A lazily fnipplnsr ut Hies
Wbun some Naps Jmt escaped from the coun
try of .Nod,
Camo noise essly llyinir that nay:
Anil the funniest pranks that small Naps ever
In a moment they nmnmjod to play.
From the hiiinD of Hie I'unner the pajicr they
sunt illicit,.- f '
From his heed jerked the kerchief of silk:
And thoy tumbled his wife from her slool
'(fullest the cow.
And avvny went the pail of new milk.
They Jogtrcd the hoy's elbow, and lip Hew
And the lilackinif splashe I over li s nose;
And thev chaiiin d the po r maid w.th a nieo
And then dr. ppcil a liiir plate on tier toes,
nose lo(T"thnr they bought t'ompcy's teeth
with a Laiur,
lust catehini: the tip of his tonmic:
And the ma of the tanner they tcaseil, till at
Half her fruit In the ira ilen she Hun''.
An I they closed baby's eyes, and she slid from !
And lay on the tloor in a heap:
And yet theesame Naps, tliouxh 'tis hi.nl to
Are the chtl hen of quiet Dani" Slcp.
Mnivmrt Kiitiiitir, in injur s l'muif '"je'.
now Miss jenkins "jot oft
It was "writing afternoon" said
Miss Jenkins ninl my scholars were
new. If yon had ever been a teacher,
my dear, you would realize what the
combination of th'o.so two simple facts
implies the weariness of body and tin
titter vxation of spirit. First, there's,
the holding of the pen. If there's one
thing more than another in which schol
ars exhibit their own originality, it is
in managing a pen-holder. Tlien, the
ink: To some it was simply ink, noth
ing more. Toothers it seemed an irre
sistible tempter, whispering of uniiue
designs, grotesque or otherwise, to be
worked out upou desk or jacket, or per
haps upon the back of one small hand.
Well, upon tho afternoon of which I
am going to tell you, I had had ir.oru
corroding to do than usual, for sonic of
the scholars were stupid, and couldn't
do as 1 wished; and others were care
less, and didn't try. What with the
looking, and stooping, and continual
showing, I felt my patience giving way,
and when 1 saw that three ot the largest
boys had left the page upon which thev
should have been practicing, and were
making "unknown characters" indif
ferent parts of their books, 1 lost it ut
terly. " That I will not have," said I,
sharply. "1 will punish any boy who
makes a mark upon any but the lesson
page." They were very still for a whilo.
Nothing was heard but the scratch,
scratching of tho pens, and the sound
of my footsteps as 1 walked up ami
dowu the aisles. Involuntarily, 1 found
myself studying tho hands before mo as
if they had been faces. There was
Harry Sanford's largo and plump, but
llabby, withal, and not over clean. His
"n's" stood weakly upon their legs,
seeming to feel tho need of other letters
to prop them up.
Walter Lane's, red and chapped,
with short, stubbed lingers, nails bitten
oil' to the quick, had yet aeertain air of
sturdy dignity; and his "n's." if not
handsome, were CJi'tainly plain, and
looked as if they knew their place, and
meant to keep it.
Tommy Silver's, long and limp, be
smeared with ink from palm to nail,
vainly strove to keep t'me with a tongue
which wagged, uncertainly, this way
and that, aud which should have been
red, but was black, liko the lingers.
His "n's" had neither form nor coine-
lim.ua find niHitit linen tt.wiil f.,i Oir'a1'
or even "x'.s," quite as well.
Then there was Hugh Bright's hand,
hard and rough with work, holding the
pen as if it never meant to let it go; but
his "n's" wire "n's," and could not be
mistaken for anything else.
WAc Teriolh I ciiine. to Frank Dunbar s
desk dear little Frank, who had been
a real help and comfort to me since the
day when he bashfully knocked at my
door, with books and slate in hand. His
hand was white and shapely; lingers
spotless, nails immaculate, and his
'u s but what was it that sent a cold
hill over me as 1 looked at them ? Ah,
mv dear, if I should live a thousand
years, I could never tell you how I felt
when i touini that Frank ininuav Had
written half a dozen leitersupon the op
posite page of his copy-book!
"Why, Frank," siiid I, "how did
"I did it."
" You did it before I spoke?" said I,
clinging to a forlorn hope.
"No, 'in: I did it afterward. I for
got." "Oh, Frank! my arood, irood boy!
How could von? I shall have to punish
J"0H-. A" V
"ies, tf.j .ytlui bravo blue eyes
looking calmly up into my face.
" Very well; you may go tot he desk."
Ho went, and I walked the aisles
again up and down, up and down, (giv
ing r caution here or a word of advice
there, but not. knowing, in the least,
what I wits about. My thoughts were
nil with the llaxen-haired culprit, who
stood bravely awaiting his penalty.
Vainly 1 strove to listen to my inward
monitor. It seemed suddenly to have
become two-voiced tho ono tantaliz
ing, the other soothing and, of course,
tho tones wero vunflictinr.
"You must punish him," said one..
" You mustn't," said the other.
"He deserves it."
"lie disobeyed you flatly."
" Hut he forgot--and lie has always
been so good."
"But you promised. You have given
your word. Hero are thirty boys to
wh un you should be au example. Do
you think they ate not watching you?
Look at them!"
1 did look at them. Walter Lane's
sharp, black eyes anl Harry Sauford's
sleepy orbs were lixed curiously upon
me. "Xor wore these all. (iray eyes,
blue eyes, hazel aud brown eyes all
were regarding rnc inteiulv I almost
fancied that thev looked nt me nilviii". f
ly. 1 cottiii not hear it. .
"Attend lo your writing, bos.
Then I walked siowlv up lolhe desk.
. , , .'. rs
" You see how it is," .said the tronbk j
some voice. " loti will ccriainiv have1
lo punish him." . v
Hut 1 had thought of a possible pl:m
of escape. "Frank," said 1, 'oii
have been disobedient, and you know
what I said, lull you are siic!i a good.
boy that I cannot bear to punish jotij
not in thitt way, 1 mum. iou mav s
to ttie loo! ot your class, instead.
"I'd rather take the whipping.!"
lhe honest, upturned factawas very I
sober, but betraed not tlnf :tit nign
of fear, nor was there tW.j'j"", 'jkf
pii'ion of a tremble in tlic
"Bless your bravo
thought 1. " Of course
might have knowu
ing, t ii in kin
" 1 ou wt
took care of '
ing very i
" ies, m. ies, n I
for little Dunbar!,"
smiling now, and I kiiei
"Very well," said I.
about to-dav. llfi lias
and of eotirso 1. wiirlit to h
" lo, in, you ouirhtn t.
ish him! Wc don't want bin
"But I have civen nty wi
be treating you all unfairly
it. lie has been such Hi
that I should like verv nn4
him, but I cannot il it
"We're willing. We'llI
We'll forgive him. V
"Stop! 1 want, you to tli
fully for a minute. 1 am
the matter altogether wit in
do just as you say. If, at1
one minute by tho clock.
von forgive him, raise your hi
My dear, you should have i
If ever t here was oxnression
hands, I saw it in theirs licit dnyV
a shaking and snapping of Imgei
au eager waving of.. small palnj
ing out at last into a hear,
neons clapping, and Sulk1
most demonstrative of all!
"Disorderly," do you
perhaps it was. We were
earnest to think of that.
Frank. His btuii eyei were i
in tears, which lie would not let fall.
As for me, I turned to the blackboard1
and put down some examples in long
division. If 1 had made all 'the divisors
larger than the dividends, or written
the numerals upside down, il would not
have been at all strange, under the cir
And the moral of this conclude
Miss Jenkins is that a teacher iv
man. and a human being doesn't nlwal
know just w hat to do. Mnrif V. Jlur'
lit, in St. Avmali.
Clean Clothes torJhsJSiu.'
cool ihi ljot lfeal
tirely des-pised, unless it i
ing spirits. Better than ;
them, however, is the free
ing of underclothing. So
tire escapes in tho form of
that tho skin seems to have nd
dispose of anything else; but
is that the perspiration carries will
crreat deal of waste matter that is
like most of the moisture, carried,
absorption through the various JL
nesses of clothing anil into
rounding air. I his waste
whatever fabric it lirst rcache
soon accumulates to a degree
retards perspiration or preveny
sorption. Servants niaygrutf
lumiiv wasn increases in nut
or laundry bills may ineren
cheaper to devote more hp.
than lo spend a larger j
luiuor or other tomes
sense of oppression that
nitencv with which athlete
Dcrienced pedestrians and
exercise freely in warm went hcr
.!...: ..'..it.:.. .......LI ....i.n'iuti maiiX
llieil VlOLOlll IIHUHI llSlUUinu in....;,
pie who imagine their own habits
extremely cleanly; but tho tha.v
,.:..i.ltr f.ir i in'TiKcKiw ill eonif!
1 ",MM I ' J . -
v. i. ncraui.
An Oil City man purcii
hand-bellows, took it home
his wife he had concluded to blov.
urams out; whereupon sue replied v
a smaller sued bellows would bav ati
pwcred the purpose better.
for " ry
" Stop anion!
witli the rest, I