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DKMOCUATlb IN JOLITlCHS l'URK IN WTKHATUKKi AND lltOGUtlCBHIVK IN SOUTHERN 1NTKUKSTH. .1
; . BY A, M. BURNEY & CO, MC3IINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 27,' 1881. VOL. Ii; Np; 42y ,
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NEWS AND NOTES.
A Summary of Important Events,
The immigrants arriving in the Unit
ed States for the mouth of July numbered
Tub Georgia Senate has passed a bill
prohibiting Mormon proselyting In that
Slate, tho penalty being impi Isonracntlutbe
The latest Amorican Consul at Vera
Cruz died of yellow fever within one week
after lit arrival. There arc at present no
applicants for the vacancy.
Captain Howuatb, late of the U. S.
Sfgrtal Service, In under arrest charged with
(jmbezzling Government funds. The amount
6 his deficit is said to be over V0,000.
Hartmann, the Russian Nihilist, has
returned to New York from Ceuada, and
bos formally entered the declaration of his
Intontiontlwu5onicliliinof the United
Secretary Blaine has, through the
American Minister at Berlin, extended an
invitation to the representatives of the fam
ily of Baron Steuben to participate In the
centennial exercises nt Yorktown.
; There is no improvement in the con
dition of affairs in Peru. The prospect for
peace appear to be remote. The Ch'.iUn
hare so far reduced their army of occupa
tion that active operations do not seem now
to onter Into their calculations. Tbo oppo
sition is pressing tho Ministry to resign.
It is now believed that about 40,000
troops,, of which 30,000 are militia, will
participate In the military demonstration in
commemoration of tho surrender at York
town. The Governors of most of the States
with their stuffs will be In attendance, and a
buiUIiuj for ttieir accommodation is in
cilurso of construction. Tho celebration
bids fair to bo a success worthy of the occa
sion. It is reported that the two principal
barge lines plying betweon St. Louis and
New Orleans have been consolidated under
tjifl name of tho St. Louis & Mississippi
Transportation Company. Tbo combined
capital of the old lines was $1,800,000, and
thi carrying capacity of the barges was
3,7"O,O00 bushels of grain. The new compa
ny will have a capital of $;),000,000, and Its
nominal mauager will bo Henry C. Haaratick.
Jay Gould is understood, however, to be the
Iowa farmers are greatly elated over
the discovery of a home-made barbed
w ho feoco on the farm of Samuel Freeman,
In Hickory Grove Township, Scott County,
w hich It Is claimed was mado and erected by
Freeman's son Pembroke in 18U1, six years
prior to tho issuing of tho Strauh patent,
, now controlled by STa9bburn, Moen & Co.
The State Association have secured the ne
cessary affidavits to establish the facta in tho
. case, and have strong hopes of bui jjfable to
invalidate the obnoxious patents.
The Anti-Monopoly Convention, re
cently lu session atUttca, N. , adopted
nn address to tho people, alo a platform of
principles. Tho latter says: "Farmors,
manufacturers nnd mercban's alike demand
that they shall have all the advantages which
accrue to them from their favorable position,
and thai, railroads they have chartered aud
endowed with privileges shall be operated
for their benefit nnd not for their ruin."
The abolition of frfo passes by railroad cor
poration to legislators Is urged, and the en
largement of canals and free tolls advocated.
'' The conference of tho Association for
tho lteform and Codification of the Law of
Nations conveued at Cologne, Germany, on
the 17th. The conference will represent all
the principal nations of the world. It is the
ninth conference of this association, nnd is
expected to surpass all previous ones in
practical benefits to International law, re
form aud arbitration. Among the American
delegates who havo left to attend the con
ference nre David D. Field, V. T. A. Barn
ard, Chas. A. Peabody, Jno. Jsy, Geo. AV.
Cullum, Andrew 1. Peabody, Clinton B.
Fisk, and others.
Advices have been received at the
Interior Department from Agent Hunt, at
Anardado (Indian Territory), announcing
tho discovery of rich and extensive silver
finds near Fort Sill, within tho limits of the
Kiowa, Commanchc nnd Wichita Indian
Reservations. Agent Hunt also informs the
Department that illegal attempts are being
made by white men to locate mineral claims
in these regions. The matter has been re
ferred to the Secretary of the Interior by tho
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with a re
uest that troops lo furnished to protect
Indian Interests iu tho newly discovered
lields from intruders.
The Indian Bureau has received from
Agent Cook at Rosebud Agency an official
report of tbo circumstances attending tho
killing of Spotted Tail. It appears that Black
Crow aspired to be chief in place of Spotted
Tail, and had organized a gang of adherents ;
that Crow Dog was his chief nsslstnnt, and
that the murder of Spotted Tail was the re
sult of a regular conspiracy to get him out
of tho way and ptrt Black Crow in his place.
Both Black Crow and Crow Dog aro cou-
tlncd nt Fort Niobrara, nnd will be tried for
murder under the laws of the Territory.
Agent Cook has appointed White Thunder
as temporary Chief to succeed Spotted Tail,
and recommends that Spotted Tail's son be
appointed by the Interior Department (o
succeed his father. The prompt arrest of
the murderers broke up the conspiracy, nnd
nil is quiet nt the Agency.
A delegation of nineteen Indian
chiefs from the Sioux, Foncn and Winneba
go tribe, called to Washington by the Secre
tary of the Interior, held a conference with
the Secretary and Commissioner of Indian
Affairs at the Interior Department on tho
17th. Tho conference was called with a
view to settling some disputed questions of
boundary rights on their respective reserva
tions, and ulso to determine the future loca
tion of the lVfti'Wwho remain upon the old
reservation. The Sioux voluntarily offered
to cede 2.'i,0'H) acres of land to the Ponra
without any remuneration, and the latter
accepted tho offer In the friendly spirit with
which It was made. The land is in North
ern Nebraska, nesr the Niobrara River, and
each 1'one familv will receive CIO acres.
Tho Omaha and Winnebairoes expressed
themselves as favorable to their tribes tak
ing lands In severalty nnd cultivating farms,
haying that with some help from the Gov
ernment tln-v can mak themsehcj sustain
PERSONAL AM) GENERAL.
A special from Socorro say3 the In
dian excitement continues unabated. Scouts
from Pueblo nnd Magdalena Mountains have
Just arrived and report tho presence of largo
numbers of savages there. Business U par
alyzed and mining is in it great measure
suspended. ' ' '
Pukino a bull light nt Marseilles,
France, several tiers of scats collapsed and
twelve persons were killed and 150 injured.
Thkee negroes lay down on tho rail
road track near Tuscumbia, Ala., aud fell
asleep. A freight train camo along" find
killed two of them nud seriously Injured the
thlrd. . -
Two men were instantly killed and
two others budly mangled by a nitro-glycor-ino
explosion at a mining camp 28 miles from
Inkohmation has been received of a
desperate duel fought In the Indian Nation
between T. O. Carpenter, a Choctaw chief,
and Col. Amos Price, a prominent citizen of
tho Creek Nation. Prlco was killed and
Carpenter fatally wounded. Considerable
feeling exists over the affair, as both were
among the most prominent men iu the Na
tion. Mits. Moruis Eplv, wife of a farmer
near South Bend, Ind., aged 22, wns bitten
on the ankle by a rattlesnake while gather
lr.fi corn. She received prompt medical at
tendance, n.uwXb.'itiiJiding which she only
survived a few hours.
iinJenkix", Bged GO, a wealthy
farmer residing near Mov.nt Vrvi, O., was
set upon by an Infuriated bull wioh he was
leading to water, and so horribly gored that
ho lived but a few moments.
William Brooks, a well-to-do farm
er residing near Shelby, N. C, attempted to
shoot his wife, with whom lie had quarreled,
and not succeeding he went and hanged
A prominent physician of Cincin
nati reports twenty well-defined cases of
typhoid fever among the four hundred En
glish colonists nt Rugby, Tennessee. A
corps of physicians and nurses have been dis
patched to tho olHicted settlement. Bad
drinking water was the chief cause of the
Governor Porter declines to call
an extra session of the Legislature of In
diana. A Berlin dispatch says it is feared
Breslau will shortly be declared in a state of
siege, because of the prevalence of social ag
At Bay St. Louis, Miss., a negro wife
murderer was forcibly taken from Jail by a
mob of colored men and hanged.
Two Americans were assassinated
near Alt sma, Mexico, recently. Two persons
were arrested on suspsclon of being their
murderers, but wore shot dead whilo at
tempting to escape.
A. D. Wheelock, the absconding
clerk of Walcott & Co., the New York bank
ers, who robbed his employers of $50,000
worth of securities, was arrested at London
on board the steamer Neckar.
The Orangemen of Liverpool and vl
cinity have enlisted 400 laborers to reap nnd
harvest the crops in "boycotted" districts
The National Butter and Cheese As
soclution and Dairy rair will bo held at
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in November, and will
include dairy products, machinery nnd iin
plcments, dairy cattle, models of creameries
and cheese factories. The competition is
open to the world.
A dispatch from Tombstone, Arizo
na, IStb, says: A party consisting of Wm
Long, Dick Gray, Jamei Crane, Charles
Snow, Thomas D. Clinton, William Borer
and liiirry Krnshaw encamped last Friday
night In Guadaloupe Canon, about 110 miles
east from Tombstono and verv near to the
Mexican line. Early Saturday morning the
party was attacked by Mexicans, and Long,
Gray, Crane, Snow nnd Clinton were killed.
Berer escaped with a wound in the abdo
men, while Ernshaw ran amidst a shower of
bullets. It, is Intimated that the Mexican
party numbered from twenty-five to thirty
men. The eondition of the camp indicated
that an attack was made Just as tho mur
dercd men were getting up. They had cvl
dently been killed while yet lying down
Long was driving some cattle to Tombstone
and the others were in his employ. A party
has been organized at Tombstono to avenge
At Pittsburgh, on tho 18th, whilo a
force of men were engaged demolishing nn
old brewery, the floor of the third story gave
way, bury.ing four men In the debris, and
kiliine Johu Finney instantly. Others were
seriously but not fatally Injured.
An Arab fanatic ran amuck through
the streets of Susa calliug on Arabs -to Join
him in a holy war. llo nnd his followers
were seized nfter they had murdered
Maltese. A British man-of-war landed 300
men, but order was restored without their
An Omaha servant girl lighted the fire
with kerosene. Result, house burned down
and girl frightfully injured.
Morris Freiberg, of the dry-goods
firm of Kohn & Freiberg, Memphis, attempt
ed to rescue young Kohn, son of his partner
who got into deep water while the two were
bathing in the river. Tho drowning lad
clutched his would-be rescuer about the
neck with a death-like prasp, aud both went
down to a watery grave.
Prank ;ye, the alleged cruel of nn
extensive caug of horse-thieves, and said to
be implicated in varisous swindles in vari
ous parts of the country, has been captured
A Paris dispatch states yellow fever
continues to rage lu the French colony of
Senegal, South Africa.
That unconscionable old scoundrel,
who, tinder tho various aliases of Thomas
A. Marvin, Gen. R. A. Moulton, Gen. Ken
liingham, Arthur Merritt, etc., etc., has
within a few years married a doze;i women
in various parts of the country, beside
swindling banks and privato persons right
and left, has again been captured, this time
at Lynn, Mass., and it is hoped w.ll now be
effectually estopped from the further pur
suit of his favorite pastime of despoiling
woman of her affeetioiis and man of his cash.
llin last and most notablo exploit was con
summated a few seeks ago, the particulars
of which have already been widely pub
lished. By means of nn advertisement for a
governess, published in an Eastern religious
paper, ho secured correspondence with a
number of ladies, which led to a personal
acquaintance with nt least two of them and
a marriage with both after a brief courtship
nnd within a few days of each other. One
of these Minis was Miss Turpin, of Rich
mond, Va., a young lady of good birth nnd
excellent attainments; the other, Mrs. De-
Iart, a younj widow, daughter of L. G.
llovey, Presbyterian minister at Lakowood,
N. J. Ills marriage with tho New Jersey
widow look place on July 11, and on tho
20th, nine days later, ho married tbo Rich
mond lady. It Is needless to add that ho
made both speculations pecuniarily profita
ble, obtaining in each case, upon various
pretexts, and generally by meaus of forged
drafts, liberal sums of money. He will be
taken to Richmond for trial.
Lieut. JI. Flipper, colored, of tho
Tenth Cavalry, stationed nt Fort Davis,
Texas, has been placed under arrest charged
with defrauding the Government out of
about $1,000, which passed into his hands as
Ux-Congressman Martin F. Conway,
of Kansas, who once shot Senator Pomeroy
and has long becu confined in an Insane,
asylum at Washington, D. C., has been re
leased. A white woman named Julia Daly
was burned to death at Yicksburg, Miss.,
on the 10th, from a coal-oil lamp explosiou.
A Fort Smi""i special says parties
from Fort Sill, I. T., ay creat excitement
prevails in that section consequent on the
recent discovery of gold deposits in the
Wichita Mountains, ten miles west of that
place. A number of persons linte already
located claims. The search for gold Is made
by soldiers as well us citizens in that section.
The recent boom in grain proved dis
astrous to many small brokers aud specula
tors throughout the country who operated
on the "bear" side of the market. The Kan
sas City "bucket-shop," run by ono Kiuzer,
but of which A. 8. Orblnson was uurlorstood
to be the sole proprietor mid backer, closed
lU doors on the 19th and Orblnson "lit out,"
leaving a number of his customers to whis
tle for their money. F. B. Curtis, proprie
tor of a similar Institution in St. Louis, was
ulso forced to suspend, having lost, as he
claims, some $50,000 within six weeks. He
avows ills determination and likewise his
ability to pay every dollar of his indebted
ness. The business portion of the town of
Yale, iu British Columbia, was destroyed by
tire on the 10th. Loss over $100,000.
Allevton, a Michigan village of 500
Inhabitants, located between Big Rapids
and Muskegou, has becu almost entirely de
stroyed by lire.
Ex-Gov. Stephen Miller, of Min
nesota, is dead.
Charles Stockley was hanged at
Batavia, N. Y., on the 10th, for tho murder
of John Wclker in April last.
A iionniisLE crime was committed
recently near Dover, iu Terrell County, Ga.
A negro named Frank Hudson murdered an
old farmer named David Lee, his wife, and
a white servant-girl, and frightfully wound
ed another servant, a colored woman. He
then robbed tho house of $500 and mado his
escape, but a posso of armed men were in
The French Consul at St. Louis has
received official notification of the law re
cently passed by the French Assembly
granting nn indemnity of 0,000,000 francs to
the republicans who were banished after tho
covp d'etat of September, 1851. Many of the
exiled came to America, and others settled
in England, Germany and other countries.
Tboun still living are entitled to their pro
portion of the appropriation voted, but can
obtain It only in yearly Instalments, and must
make application within two months. The
indemnity will amount to between 400 and
1,200 francs per annum for each person en
The Musical Jubilee at Bismarck
Grove, Kans., opened on the ISth with a
chorus of 7,000 trained voices. Litta was the
leading soloist. The attendance, was unpre
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Thb condition of th President
considered critical on the 21st.
The dwelling of Wm. Cole, a farmer
living near Garettsburg, Mo., burned on the
10th. An infant perished in the flames, and
its mother became frantic with grief and was
not expected to live.
A desperate character named Mur
phy was killed by a bullet from a police
man's revolver at Lawrence, Kans., on the
20th. He had wounded one officer aud fired
at several others In trying to escape after an
attempt at burglary.
William Miranda, freight conduc
tor on tho Cincinnati & Marietta Railroad,
was ruu over by his train and instantly
killed, near Lancaster, O., on the 20th.
The boiler of tho tug A. B. Ward ex
ploded on the 20th while towing a schooner
through Clark Street bridge, Chicago. Three
men were killed and several others badly
An engine on tho old Dubuque &
Southwestern Road exploded near Du
buque, Iowa, on the 21st, killing Engineer
John James and injuring several others, In
cluding Dick Lyman the latter very seri
ously. In all ten persons were Injured,
aud most of them very badly.
A dispatch from Canyon City,
Colo., says: A terrible waterspout burst
on Grape Creek on the 20th, aud whole sec
tions of railroad tics with iron attached were
running in the Arkansas River, together
with bridge timber, huge pine trees, cattle
Advices received at Las Cruces, N.
M., state that Lieut. Smith, of the 0th United
States Cavalry, with twenty soldiers nnd a
number of citizens, had a fight with Indians
on the Goodman Trail, leading from Lake
Valley to Georgetown, Grant County, New
Mexico. Tho soldiers and citizens were
completely routed, with quite a number
killed. Lieut. Smith is among the killed.
James C. Slocum, aged forty-nine,
a prominent railroad conductor, died very
suddenly at Bradford, Pa., on the 21st. It
is supposed that while laboring under a fit
of delirium tremens ho took an overdose of
morphine. He leaves a wife nnd four chil
dren. Near New York City, on the 21st,
Mrs. Bridget Mansfield, aged twenty-four,
was found lying In the yard of her home in
sensible and evidently was suffering from
Internal injuries. The police wcrcinioi ined
that Thomas Mansfield, the woman's hus
band, bad been quarreling with her, and
had thrown her out of a third-story window
of the building.
Geokhe Seers, In a fit of jealousy, nt
St. Louis, on tho 21st, nearly severed Sallie
Freeman's head from her body with ar.tor.
A Fatal Electric Shock.
A strange and terrible accident occurred
last evening nt the gcucrating-rooms of the
Brush Electric Light Company on Ganson
Street. About nine o'clock lastcvcnlng two
young men named George Leonard Smith
and Henry Kimball, In company with 'an
other young man nnd two girls, Bteppod In
to the station aud stood looking at the ma
chinery In motion. Smith was very Inquis
itive aud wanted to experiment. Tho man
ager, Mr. G. Chaffo, allowed him to try a
harmless experiment, which consisted in
taking hold of one of the brushes attached
to the generator, in which the electricity
is held until carried nway over the wires,
and then, taking bold of tho hands of his
companions, a gentle currant of electricity
was passed through their bodies. Smith
wanted to take hold of two of the brush
es, but Mr. Chaffo grabbed bis arm
aud held hiin back, telling him It was sure
death to touch theta The party shortly
afterward left, Mr. Cbaffe telling tbsra to
get out. About a qu irter past ten o'clock
Smith suddenly -came iuto the -building,
seemingly under the Influence of liquor. Ho
leaned over tho railing which keeps outsid
ers at a distance from tho machinery, and
before a warning word could be said he had
grabbed the first and third brushes. Mr.
Chaffe saw what be wns about to do and
made a Jump for him. His hand stuck fast
to tho brushes, and giving the engineer the
word to stop the engine he took hold of
Smith and endeavored to pull him from his
hold. This ho was unable to do, but as soon
as the engine stopped Smith raised himself
to his feet, and, throwing up his arms, gave
a loud gasp aud expired Instantly.
The thing was done so quickly that thoso
who witnessed it could scarcely believe their
eyes. Smith's face had a pale bluish tint
and was drawn out of shape. His hands
were badly burned, nnd on several of the
fingers the flesh wns burned to the bone.
Of the unfortunate man but little could be
learned, save that ho was formerly a scoopcr
at the Wheeler elevator, but for tho past
week had been handling lumber in various
yards on the island. He was about twenty
eight years of ngc, and in the neighborhood
of five feet eight Inches iu height. It was
stated that be has a wife and child living in
the city, but where tbo writer was unable
to ascertain. Mr. Chaffo says the generator
is one of tremendous powir, and would kill
fifty thousand meu as easily as one. Uujfalo
Washington, August 16.
The following reports, showing tho con
dition of spring wheat, tobacco and corn
crops, have Just been issued by the Depart,
incut of Agriculture:
The returns on August 1 give the eondl
tion of spring wheat at 81, against 88 last
year, and 81 In 1870, nt the same time
Compared with the crop last year there is
reported a heavy decrease lu tho States of
Iowa and Illinois; a slight decreaso hi Min
nesota, Nebraska and California; while In
Wisconsin and all New England States there
is an Increase. KrporU from Dakota indi-
cato a fair crop, with large iacrcase iu
The condition of tobacco at the date of the
returns to the Department was somewhat
lower than at this time last year. Id the
North aud Middle Atlantic States the crop
was reported as better than last year. In
Kentucky, Tennessee nnd Missouri It was
suffering from drouth. In Wisconsin it is
reported better than last year.
The general condition of corn, August 1,
Is ii a very considerable decline slnco
last month, when it stood at 90. In Au
gust, 1880, the condition was 98, which,
however, was exceptionally hlgn. TUe At
lantlc coast States make a showing some
what better than tho general average, ex
cept In South Carolina, where the excessive
drouth has cut tlowu the figures to 41
Louisiana nnd Texas are the uet lowewt of
the coast States, from the same cause, re.
porting 07 and 4fi, respectively. Tennessee
is the lowest of tho Interior States, Its aver'
ngc falling to C3. In the great corn-crow
lug region, tho highest reports arc 95 In
Wisconsin and 9-i in Nebraska, and tho
lowest, 74, In Ksnsas.
Another Deutli from Hydrophobia.
Peter Dahl. the unfortunate who was
taken to the County Hospital Wednesday
noon suffering from hydrophobia, died at
7:10 last evening, after suffering great ngony,
From nine o'clock on the evening of the
(lay on which he was brought to the hospi
tnl ho grew perceptibly worse, and at three
o'clock yesterday morning had become so
Violent that three able-bodied men had to
stand guard over him. By ten o'clock in
the forenoon he bad become almost unman
ageable, and a straight-Jacket was brought
into requisition. Ho resented this Indignity,
as he chose to call It, and threatened to kill
whoever should attempt to fit it to his
person. Ho would not hesitate to becomo a
murderer, he said, if any one ever attempted
to put him Into a bag like that. Ills convul
slons were so frequent and so violent that
the Jacket had finally to be forcibly applied
to him, in order to prevent hiin from de
stroylng himself. The case was a typical
one of its kind. There were all
the horrlblo manifestations of the
dread disease, and the patient remained
almost perfectly obstinate to all treatment
Finally, in the afternoon, the doctors con
eluded to try an experiment with curare, or
wourali tho arrow-poison of the natives of
Borneo nnd other islands of tho Pacific
Thrco hypodermic injections of the deadly
drug were given the patient. Tho first was
a light one of only one-tenth of a grain, an
the two subsequent doses contained one
sixth of a grain each. Care was taken to
note the effect of each dose, but the result
was entirely unsatisfactory, and tho symp
toras all the way to tho death of the patient
continued unmistakably those of hydropho
bla. Tho curare poison-symptoms at
time were made manifest, but it was plainly
apparent to every one present that the
curare had a soothing, quieting effect upon
tho convulsive movements of tho sufferer,
This effect was so marked that It was con
eluded that the curare treatment would be
attempted from the beginning upon the very
next hydrophobia victim brought to the
hospital. Chuago Trllime, August 12,
Julian Lauretz Johanson, a ship'
owner of Glasgow, has received $2d,0tH)
for injuries received in a railway col
liston in bcotlana m fjeplember last.
Women mav be tho weaker vessol
but when she shrieks she can be heard
further than a man.
A Lecture on Astronomy, ,
The Limekiln Club having been duly
called to order, Brother Gardner an-
nounced that the Hon. William Tobnson,
of Port Huron, was waiting in the ante
room for admission, and on motion of
Assassination Smith the Committee on
Uoception wore instructed to bring him
Wheu the duty had beeu performed
the President introduced the visitor,
mado him welcome, and Mr. Johnson
led off as follows :
What am do coruot? Who is sheP
Which is it? What am he heah fur?
low manv of you kin answer deso
quoshunP My frons. de study of astron
omy am full of intcres' an' pleasure.
uui fur astronomy how could we hev
known dat do moon am peopled by a
race of one-eyed giants, an' dat de dis
tance to do sun am so great dat if we
was to sot out an' trabble on a hoss-kyar
it would lake us k weeks to git car?
Astronomy teaches us dat do atmos
phere in de planet Jupiter am so cl'ar
an' transparent dat you kin see'rf 'hoss
fly six miles away. In do planet Mars
de air is so cool dat a dead dog km be
eft in front of a first-class hotel fur nine
weeks. In de planet Venus it nm alius
good weather fur goin' a-fishiu, an' de
air am so bracin' dat do women alius
split deir own wood. Do planet Saturn
furnishes its inhabitants strawberries
an' croam de hull v'ar round, an' do
worry bes' kind o' lager beer kin be had
i - . 1 i , I i,r l i
iur Bixiy-cigni cents a Keg. v ay duck
in de dark aiges nobody knew wheder
de sun was ten miles or ten millyon
miles off. De sight of a 'clipse skeered
chill 'en into fits an' made strong men
crawl under do bed fur safety. De stars
war' supposed to be pieces of tin nailed
to de midnight air, an' men would no
mo' believe oat do. airth turned round
dan you now believe dat do day will
soon come when men will go sailin' frcw
de air at de rate of two miTes a minute.
But I doan' wish to take up de waluablo
time or dis rneettn', an' 1 will closo by
deservin' dat all occashuns noem sup
plementary to de ginoral debility of the
f urlonff. Dar am no mo' reason why all
of you shouldn't agitate generosity of de
sincerity dan dar am fur de elocution to
operate disastrusly against de terrible-
ness of do octavo."
Elder Toots cheered.
Giveadam Jones doubled up into a
Pickles Smith fainted dead away, and
ho did not regain consciousness until
Waydown Bobce ran the cold handlo of
the water-dipper down his back.
Air. Johnson was taken out in such a
weak and exhausted condition that the
Janitor had to fan him with a lump of
coal and run around the corner after a
whiskv straight. It has been long weeks
since Paradise Hall was favored with
such a tremendous oratorical effort.
Detroit Free rrc.w.
If there is a merchant in New Orleans
who can sell good3 at any price he
chooses to fix on them, Rube Iloffcn
stein, who keeps a clothing and shoe
store on Poydras Street, is tho man,
A few days ago a customer entered
his establishment and inquired :
Have you any low-quarter gaiters r"
" Certainly, my frcnt. I haf any sdyle
you wish, und someding dot vas neat.
ow, here vas a pair uf gaiters vat is
made uf Prussian ledder, de pest kind
dat vas known, und I dinks doy vill suit
you. Suppose you dry dem on."
" All right," replied, the customer.
" Vait, my irent, and i n put a loedle
bowder in. Now dry dem. Ah! vat
petter shoo you vant dan dat? It vits
shust is if aomepody takes your meas
"It's too tight across -ka . inston."
said the customer, rubbing tho spot witn
"It vill sdretch, my dear sir," re
plied Hoffenstein, persuasively, "dat
ledder vas mado expressly for stredtcb-
V ... . . . .
" liut tho shoo pincnes my toes, also."
"Dot is nothing: it vill go vaydo
first time it gets vet. You don't vant
to buy a pair uf shoes more as dree sizes
too big, und go around de ladies mit
your feet looking like a gouple of rail
road scrapers. It vould be a shame,
" What do you asK lor tne snocs.'"
" Only seex dollars."
" Jerusalem! That's too much."
" Veil, my dear sir, you must recol
lect dat dem shos vas made of Prussian
ledder, and ledder dere vas scarce. My
uncle vas lifs dcre write me last veefc
und said dat ledder vas so scarce dey
don't make harness m'.t it any longer.
All do harness dero is now made of
"I tell you what I'll do," said the
customer, examining the shoe ciosciy,
tciwitiui I vauiiiiiuii wav
I'll give you four dollars
"My g-r-r-acious ! A Prussian ledder
shoo for four dollars, ven it costs me
more as five dollars and fifty cents laid
at tho depot down, und do profit on
dem don't pay for the gas. My
g-r-r-acious, vat's de matter mit de peo
" Well, I'm not going to give six dol
lars for those Khoes," said the customer,
moving toward the door, " they are not
" Veil, my frcnt, take them along for
lour dollars, una cau arouna again some
Tho customer paid for the shoes and
taking his parcel left tho store.
" Herman," inquired Hoffenstein of
his clerk, "vat vas the cost brice of dem
split horse-lcdder shoes I shust sold de
" Von dollar und a half, sir."
"My g-r-r-acious, Herman, dink how
small do profit vas. If pisness, you
know, 1 Ierman, don't get potter it vill
prcak all de store up. A. U. Jime.
A sheep dairy for tho manufacture
of cheese has been started near Chatta
nooga. Sheep cheese is a popular arti
cle of food in Austria, and this enter
prise, beginningwith 1,XX) sheep, is un
der the management oi an Austrian.
Worry is said to kill more people
than work: but confounded laziness
kills more than either, and it's a mag
nificent death to die. Xeio luvcn j
There are more than five hundred
separate muscles in the human body,
and an equal number o' 'nerve and
Mind and Body.
The effect of mind upon body is, as to
experiment, & matter within the reach
of every ono. It does not demand cost
ly aparatus or expensive chemicals. So
that more or less metaphysical knowl
edge is within the reach of all.
ft is here suggested that tho habit of
indecision is injurious to body as well
as to mind. And also that the habit of
decision strengthens body as well as
An undecided person Is, so long as he
is in the undecided state, in a worry
and frot of mind. Mentally he is on a
soe-saw, now half descending on this
hand, now half on that, until, wearied
and disgusted, he sickens of tho matter
i An hour of such mental agitation
wearies the body. Something has been
used up. It is an invisible something,
but it is none the le potent for steady
ing nerve and strengthening muscle.
Let us remember that tho strongest
known elements in nature electricity,
caloric and all explosive gaseous forces
are invisible. Indeed, visibility con
stitutes but a small part of what is.
Without some object or purposo on
which to concentrate this mental as well
as physical force tho . body soon tiros.
Whv is more waiting so wearisome? So
well as it can be expressed in words,
mind force, whilo demanding something
to concentrate its power on, is at the
same timo losing such force uselossly.
But suppose in 6uch weary waiting an
interesting companion appears, and the
effort of conversation and interchange
of thought concentrate this mind power
in a single channel on one given point.
Tho result is both mind and body are
rested through tho very exercise of this
It has been stated that the mortality
among the london policemen is greater
than among laboring men, and one rea
son given for this is that their walking
thoir beats is an employment almost ob
jectless and purposeless in its nature,
and like waiting is ono which wastes its
mental force, and with mental its physi
It is interesting and profitable to
note the effects on tho body of combined
decided mental and accompanying
physical action. Hesitation in tbo per
iormance of the simplest act brings
weariness. Walk straight up to the
person that you, from diilldent-o, fear or
other cause, dislike to address, and
though the interview bo a trying one,
still there comes a feeling of relief when
it is over. The strain is off. But half
an hour of hesitation, half an hour of
walking up nnd down before tho door
hesitating to enter, brings its wearied
body and wearied, dissatisfied mind. A
mind decided as to the performance of
a number of trifling acta, and doing
them, implies a mind and body far more
rest than with ono who " doesn't
know exactly what to do."
J here is reason for believing that tho
habit of uiiud which lives, regarding
tho performance of tho thousand things
which enter into tho sum oi our oauy
existence in a chronic condition of " to
do or not to do," has been through its
action on tho body a fruitful cause of,
first, weakness, and, secondly, sickness.
Fear of deciding on tho best course
sometimes prevents minds from decid-
ng at all. Indecision and consequent
dissatisfaction in such cases may pro-
vail for years. Tho face in time as
sumes a cast of feature in consonance
with the mind's condition. It is not a
pleasant face. It is the faco indicative
oi a mind not " mado up."
It may be better then in perplexing
circumstances to make up one s mind
to decide and " go it blind" rather than
not make it up at all. Or, perhaps, it
may be better, if there bo time, to sunt
mon up Eufhoiant will power as to drive
the subject for a time out of one's head
and wait f cr circumstances ana a ciunw
brain to decide.
This point involves also the necessity
of doing but one thing at a timo. Or, in
other words, of concentrating all will
and strength for tho tune being on tho
single purposo. Indecision involves tne
attempted doing of too many things at
once. Hesitation na,u ties us buihjsuiiijj
and thinks of something else. Hesita
tion speaks but half its mind and stam
mers in doubt whether to speak out tho
other half. Hesitation is slovenliness
Chronic hesitation scorns to imply weak
or unexercised win, weas muni ana
weak body. Tho firm grasp on the as
sailant's collar is as much a mental as
a physical act. The holding oneself in
the face of danger when all the danger
is known and tho head is cool, is entire
ly a mental act, and a decided act. It
is suggested, then, that the cultivation
of decision is a mean9 of developing not
only mental force but physical health. ,
Lot it hero do understood mat tnose
aro but partial statements. Let it bo
understood that this is a subject which
can only be discussed iu part. By de
cision is not meant pig-headed obstina
cy, which keeps on a certain course,
right or wrong. This is not firmness at
all. It is tho weakness of anger, spite
and stupidity. A truly decided man
may not bo a consistent man, as many
understand consistency, lie may alter
his mind and chango his course from
time to time as with new light and new
knowledgo he gains now convictions.
In this connection it may bo suggest
ed that there are thousands who never
really make up their minds at all. Cir
cumstances or others decido for them.
They do nt the last moment tho only
thing left for them to do. If on a burn
ing ship, it is doubtful if they possessed
the will and energy to construct a lifo
raft, but when finally driven to bay by
the flames they would jump overboard.
Men who really control themselves con
trol others. Many more are led than
are leaders. It's the main road of cus
tom and habit which is most traveled.
Few have tho courage to start new paths
for themselves. Yet it is among tho
tossibilitii8 that every complete lio
must have a peculiar path of its own,
but a path only to be cut out. X. Y.
That new comot is coming, head
down and tail up, for the earth. Thank
heaven ! we've a clear conscience, any
how. Elmira Free rrcsn.
Henry Villard, the great projector
of railroads and other enterprises, wa3
not manv years ago, a Washington
SCIENCE AM) INDUSTKT.
Professor Bell says : l, '. I intend : to
give my now invention of the induction
uaiuncu iu mo wunu. i uu uui mm
there should bo t patent upon a dovloo
that promises to be so bonehcial to stifJ 1
gical science." , , - : jc uhj
" Tho gutter mud of to-day," says ,
a medical writer, "with its deadly septic '. ,
organisms, becomes the dust oi to-mor ''
row, and in respiration is deposited up
on the mucous membrane, of the re-'
spiratory passages of those who breathe..'
.V. , . , ,
MM. des Cloizeaux and Damour dc- a"
scribo in the (brii plea -Rendu 'a -tiewuuti
mUeral, to which they givo tho namo of
' Chalcomeuito." It is found in small
green crystals in tho Argcntino Uepul ?v"
lie, associated with selonite of lead. It
appears to be a new selenide of copper.
There are 45,000 persona'engagod,-!'!
in tha manufacture cf pottery ia .&sg-,
land and Wales. The death rate among '"
the males is 83 per cent, higher" than -'
among the male element nt larg. . In,, ja
tho lungs of ' a potter who recently died ,
of consumption were found 48 per dout.J,;,li
of silica, 18 of alumina, and 5'uf Oxido
of iron articles of constant use iri hid '
business. . . , ' . '. , t n '
The Sciculifii American says' that.,
by far tho largest masonry arch in this
country and in the world is" that 'Which0'1 '
carries the Washington Afpcduct; over mi
Cabin John Creek. It has a span of .
feet; it is 101 fect high, and twenty feet
wide, and it forms nn aro of a circle ,
having a radius of 134.252 feet: 1 'Thb
engineer in charge of the aqueduct wafr) .a
Gen. M. C.Moigs. Tho work was begun .
in 1853 and finished in 18G3. ' ":"'3 ,;I
rrof. Enrds,' of the Nav3l' '6bVerva-"vi
tory nt Washington, believes ' that, the;
tails of comets are electric light. ,k..",H,;j
these tails hid any snbstance," hoJar-'
gnes, " the laws of motion arev constant- M
Fy violated by them. The great.. comet'
of 1813 went so noar tho sun that it
passed from one side to the Other, in a
few hours. Its immense tail, 1OO.Q00,-.
000 miles long, was shifted completely;1 " !
so that it pointed directly in an opposite i n
direction. Could that be so u it
composed of any substance?
comet swing 100,000,000 miles' of talli"
around so quick as that? Tho oUjctrir jj
city is generated by evaporation. . A
the comets approach the riun, tho 'beat '",
becomes more intense, the evaporation u
and accumulation of electricity more. .
rapid, the repulsivo force greater, 'and
the taus longer, hometimea tho mater.r
ial becomes completely ' evaporated)
Then the comot has no tail.1! I h-ti: ,yiutii3
' , ,'' 1.,(!1 I
PITH AXD POINT.
i t ji.-f j n-tit!
Mrs. Homespun, who had heard ( ;
somebody remark upon tho hunting 'in '
the English preserves, Baid that wasl jugful
whathor litllo Johnny did .ii horrrt. (i(
Boston Transcript . ,
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It is said that kerosene will remove
stains from furniture. It has also been :
known to remove tho furniture, stains ;.
and all, with the stove and a red-beaded
servant girl thrown in of ttimos.-yr If
iter Tones. .1 .. ,
"What is vour business?" asked a '
Harvard student of an old printer astne'if
two stood at the Parker House barw&f
ing lor a cocktail that tue uartenaer was
preparing. Tho printer lodked "th6",a
young man straight in the eye and saidiioL
with great solemnity, "I am an erector, -j
of metalic messengers of thought, or as1
I am sometimes known, a journeyman'"
printer." Boston l'ost. . , ..tl Ult4
The most eminent physicians of , ,
Europe unite in declaring that early J
rising is the great and prevailing'causc
of nervous dmeaso, spinal curvature and
sary. or. at least, proper, to explain to '
our readers that we print this outrago,'i,,
ous and glaring campaign documentor,!. I
ua purpose of influencing .n family ini(j,
tu tuimwy wnom we aro going to-visii,
and with whom iw appalling Insanity
or a nvoo ciock urcamasi is re.riitary.1:
Btirlinnton llawkaic. ' ' "
Vinni man a h!tiirlvftnrtl' TinHor.' I
skip, gambol and snap your , linger afc,-.l
thn niirhtmaro of . n . new . overcoat for
next winter. Last fall A Canadian gen'"" I
ius shivered awhile, and then, rotlected-x)
awilo.andtho result was tne purqnasy
rt n hnr nf mmjt.ird nln.qt.flrA. tliesrt WOTO
distributed around ob bis frame ' whet''
they would do the most good, and while
men in beaver overcoats shivered with
cold ho was warm and happy in his shlrO''
sleeves. One dollar tato:you.ttiraugb. tl.
a hard winter, and
you come, 9u
spring f&t, Detroit
W 1101 1
A Few Hints to tno uwer-yrj jilj
If bv writing this wo can induce'.6h0ti
man who now wipos hia.-mouth on tho
table-cloth to como up and take higher
grounds, and wipo them on bis pants, i
urn aViotl fnnl amnlv rotiftld. i' '! I'M
M y ..iinii . i-1-. i-'-'i'-j - i'
If you can not accept an invitation tQij
dinner do not write your regret., pa um
back of a pool check with a blue pencil."
This is now regaraeu as a ncnuciioiv n,
simnlo note to vour host informing him I: i
that vour washerwoman "refuses to re- lt -1
lent fs sufficient. ! ' " -"- II 5
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Un seating yoursoii HiiueuDiarsw.; ii
off vour gloves and put them In. your. I, j
lap under your napkin. Do faot'-rmt' If J
them in the gravy, as vt, wouui rum wo r e
gloves and cast a gloom over tho grayy ,
If you havo just cleaned your gloves
with benzine you might leave tuem oni
in tho front yard. v.i.mh'
Stones in cherries or , other;" fruit
should not be placed upon the Aablet
cloth, but Blid quietly into the pocket of
your neighbor or noiselessly tossed, un
der the table. . ,
Ladies should take but ono glit'bf
wine at dinner. Otherwise there might
be difficulty in steering tho mule portion'
of the procession homo. v i , i : -o--.,
Do not make remarks about tho quan
tity your companion has eaten.-, If fho
lady who is your tompanion at tho ta
ble, whether she be your wife or, the
wife of some ono else, should eat'.rjuilc
heartilly do not offer to pay your host,
or say to her, "Great SoottI , I hope
you will not kill yourseif because you ii t
have tho opportunity." bnt b polite h!fJ
and gentlemanly, even though the food W p
supply bo cut off for a woek. y
If one of the gentlemen drop a raw
ovster into his bosom and he should
havo trouble in fishing it out, ttanotfJ
mako facetious remarks about it, butu
assist him to find it, laughir.g heartily ff f
all tho time Bill Xve. . i- !: Ii i