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TUSCIJAIMA, Al I LLKU COUNTY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, JANUARY, 8, 1880.
N ICWS CLHANINfiS.
laklLgriuca bj Tsltgnph and Mail Sift-'
ed, Selected and Classified. -
Recent Important EvouU at Iluiue aud
Abroad Duly Chronioled.
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-Hie l.-.ui.lsna lottery i d- wan si-gais! lr-
fore Ilic supreme rom-t on llieiMi. -Sec.
remrj i'imra i saw to very uneasy '
Vioul ll.e gloomy outlook uf t!:a approach
ing Indian war. li in -rtil on if.Mal
authority that the numu of Senator K l
uitin.l of Vi-riiiuiil will I ir s.-nt ti Uia
Senate fur tun tliriuut iin m Axm iulc Judge
in tli Supreme Court if the t'mu-l States.
Tho nxritetuent among. New Knglaud
politicians ovur the Maine matter continual
.. -SoercUurji.Mw a.n 4tn nmrtit a Wwgthy nr '
irl in regard to tlir refunding umtion if
t'legovertimeii!. 1 oni,tT-(...wir.il key I
l.a.i iHAii.id an uhJiT forl.id.llin; tliu ilalivcrv
of r.'i:i-lfr. l IcttciN and niotiiy onlrrn to tliw j
firm ..f li. I,a rvwf A Co.. of Nv York.'
Till firm have ducn OoiidiirliiiJ a ro'iihiiia-
tion ) tun af itix k ili-lin and in:ikiii)(
liiiniciinf unii of niotii'v iiionllilv.
I roiil. 1. mi iiiitii'ip.'iti:l wttli tli." I t.- and 1
iliifdt .-nr aro .Mduiininrd of tlm hum ty
tin' ('.iii.in!;.ion. TIm! works of the I'ota
nine Trrra Cottn w.n-l.uriicd on i lie ;i.Jth
I'KIMINAt, AMI fOI.I I'U AI..
l-'riticrii'k Sinylh, faiiiinuiiy Ukuum nil, !
ha hiK'ii itpiM.iiil.'.l it.'. ordi r of tin- Nrw j
I ork I loan I ol Aid. riu.'ii, in tlif plact- of
II u ku'l. di'iiiuJisI,
(It't.r-.rH, tht i 'ount i'diaiim, diiil Tui"
dav in Nfw York, Uk'il ixlv-iiuii yuam.
Hi. was l.iiri. d Ironi " I lic Little Cimroli
Arouiiil I hi- Corn.r."
Tri.aidont llnyrtt .:mncd through Kliia
l.i tlj, N. J., Moiiiiny, n rwte f ir Ni'w York.
Tlir train ttovH'd a h vr ii.iim'iv and a lantH
iTowd ifMthi.K'd lty ollirlaln, cliTV, and
other. Tin I'r.id.'iii returned Ihearknowl
c Iftii. nt of itrvtini;, hut made no iiddrnm.
Tlii-Viniroy of India telegraph-, that Col.
Ni'W inaii has heeii aita. k.sl at (iouduniuk
l.y K'ninlnllali Khan, with tw. thousand
followers. The viieiiiy was driven oil'. The
!riti-h loss was inn: ollh er uud one man
killed. Col. Neivnuia will udvanrc al ouee
ami ou upy Latalmud.
Ilismarrk has dis UiredhU r.ui.liinn to !
.ro..isf imperial i.oiiirihutiou to a eompiiny
to he formed for the piirisiw of huviiiv: ll
taitorifs and plantation., in miium and
other South Si a i d.nids of J. C. liod-Vlery
,t Sous of ilatiihur. lll. ri huliU. w ho hiis
Is'iidrtl hiixin.s. k.)Iii... time ti!o.
Al Hl.lVteolnirit Adlu'.anl Harontl, wlio
iHraiiie fiimoiiv diiiim.' the Kuxso-TurkNh
war as eoinmaiid.-r of the Yta, an il.l
KiM-inn inerrhant vessel tiirmsl into a !iin
h.sit. ill whirh he whippisl a Turkish in.ii
rla I after a livi hoiu- nht oil Kiisteudje,
i l Jiih , has hivn eo. nt lunrt ial.-l uud di--
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iiivmsI In.in the m-rvu-e for iiiiiktii use ol j
insillliiii: lanpu.'i;'e ill referetKe to tin
i'lry of marine.
.i:m:ii ai. roitKi;N Mirm
The Dm hiss of Murll.o rough's
r.'li.-l' find amounts thus far lo t'VKKi.
tireat (loo fs oi-i urr.sl at Canary Maud
on the 2lst insj. .tiissi and iMt. were
. j.o. . .. litis .Hs u lus.iirnn
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proving an nlluunv hetweeii ticnnau S.s ial
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I-ISUIMI Jhiin.'.iiwi .stoiosi.4.
The eomnrdf.s' for the distri'.iiti .ii of
the Duchess of Marhorouli's Irish llelitl
Kund, Inw xtl.tiM aiready mailable.
The )m. lire of Herlin hare discovered a
printing press uscl tor Ss'lalistie purssist.
The printer and his assistaats wen. urreslcd.
Michael Davitt has I n dispahrhtsl to
West In hiiid l.y the Land Is njiue as a com -
inissioncr for the rt li. l ol the popular dis
tress A youth nineteen yeais old attempted
to shoot Alfoioo, Kitij of Suiin. on I ut
i lay . The Kimr and ijiii-ii were riding in a
i an-liofe at the time. Arrest l'olh,wo.,
Dr. McKvilly, a pn.niiin-r.t Irish divine,
'iivs that no amount of ju ivale cliurit) can
tope with the approaching laminv in lre
laiid, mid the only ell'ecttuil relief will he a
syslftu of reniu iterative pithlic works.
The Irish Ih licf Coiiiuiittfe of Toiont...
Canada, will ask the Municipal council for
flU.i)1"!, and will urKf prompt contributions,
(is tin? people of Ireland are now paKitii
throuirh the severtwl jiart ol the winti-r.
- Minnsl Moiihktar l'asha has ir.-u.-d a
pro. Ii.iiiotii.ii to the iiihahitaiits of liurini.
aoo j lava, siaiiiik! iiiai iu.e oismcts now
Is loii-cd to Moiil. n.rro. an. I he teluiiiiiph.sl
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lory disposition prevailed. 1
the Russian Ooverniiieiit (Iimk not con
cea! its intention of attacking Mero. audi
iiossililv Herat, in the spring. lien. K.iuf- 1
iiiutiu will couiuiaiid an exH.lition sinning
1n.n1 Ainut nuns river, aim tien, r eripia-
son anoiucr siar.mg iroin the a-pian
A dispalfh dated Cabul. TtJi int , says
lien, llaker has gone to A'ohislau wilh u
foree eoiisistitigof 1,700 infantry, a regiment
of cavalry and four guns to punish the In
surgents there. Mohammed Jan has (akeu
Mush A" hare, and with him Towanlka. The
isjuntry nbout Cahul is lui.idlv hceondiiL.
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m"T . VL . ,'. ii. ,,',7,7' of
Monlreal, to Hi.' committee ol the 1 rish so -
cieties in relereuce to a proposul to eollect 1
funds lor the relief ol distn-ssud iieople, '
is.ints out that In Ireland ltsill, where thai
loitnre and extent uf Lhn v.-unt toikt I... i..ll t
and torreialy known, no general luuvemiuit
haasofar luken place to draw help from
more liuored portions of the country, mid
therefore the proposal to eolhs t funds in
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Moiitreat lor llie ivtiei ol fertaill su1 oils o;
Ireland is premature
February 4th has been designated as
the date for hold! tig thu Stats Convention
by the. Republicans of i'etinsyl vania.
Uttorge Noyes ut St. Johnshurif, Vt.,
U1t died Tu. -witty fhun tbe elYwM of
chloroform HilniinUtMrtsi1 Kv h ilinti.r hioitn
Host..,,,' was ai,.t r...,
j Monday niitht whiln li-p, death ensuing
I j,, a ftw i,Mln(. It i thought her daughter,
,' 'ilm', whiiHiiit(tnii'iiitiiiiiuiiiiiuni,
j '" sl -ergyn,.,, f
',,r'liiu.l Imve united In a petition to the
(iovcrnor In nsk tlio advice il' the Supreme
;ourt. Bishop Neclv onil Key. Dr. Hill
) worr among the singers,
j The will of Alexander Htusrt, the New
York sumr refiner, was tiled .MoihIhv. Hi.
I leaves hit entire estate, real and personal.
valued ut hIhjuI tT.tWO.noo,., his brother,
l.ohert Stuart, and apHuuU iiui executor,
j On Monday morning an cxpl.stloti of
1 6rr damp tn-currcd at tlm I'ainturtown
I tnlnm of the Pennsylvania O. II. Nal Uom-
panv. near Owen ntution, on thu I'nnimvl-
vanla llailhiad. whirh riK-llli'd in tlm il. villi
of Samuel Kistler an.LJU icl.y XU and
pr.ilial.lv ratal injury of Cyrus Koy. The
caiwo of the explosion i unknown. The
num. heretofore liiut Ix.cti considered uer-
The fiiiliire of .1. I.y.l llnlijli, of New
Yolk, ninriufa. turer of in. No. HI John
atriM t. Is anniiiitired. He oiitainuil a con
tmi tor supplying wirr lor tlio llrooklyn
uj Hiirr, alio tor tlm hno anal I ownir t.iii
jkiiiv and Atlantic Cal. I., llu had fwtorim
In llrooklrn and MorriHiana. Total lial.ill-
tlll-.tilliHt.-d M JKItOl; ttiv whole noiiii
nul aiKla nt 1.VMIoO. Tlii"ii. iwli mli-dst
of na! nuitaiiil fartori9 in limoklyn and
Morri.ilana, tnai'hinury. airal and wirn on
li.ind and an ox.n a. fount. The raum of
tin. (allure ui atlnhilhl to the l.rid.w o.n
tract and rxtvitaire iinpnivefiUMita on ala
The L'uvyiwortli 0.aH'oni.aiiy, wh'
miners wetv out on a striko for six weeks,
ha numl work.
At Yankton on Monday tiovurnor
Howard was lri. ken with neuralgia of the
IxsArt. This was his weond stroke withlu a
week, and it is feared will ror fatal.
The Irish citizens of I'hlmgo huld
larjie tuivtinic on Saturduy. Raporta wcro
niailc sIiow iiik that ahotit $.l,UU0 had Iksjii
rniMsl to assist their countryman in Indaud
in tins." late trouble.
A fiervin known for the ast twenty-
live vears us Charles I'arkhurst. who had
hsl the lift, of a stajje driver and fanmsrdur-
iuu that time in IJaliforniii, died luM Hun-
day near Watsoaville when it tMsainu
known for the first time that the duceased
was a woman.
)n Tumdny niirht Joseiih Trolo. vard-
muster of the Kansas I'aeillu yarla at I 'en
ver, wa ejiuitht hetwis'ii two cars, while at
temptiiiu to uouple them, and waa instantly
rrush.sl to death. He had hoen in Denver
l.ut Ihirt.s'ii (ayB, and had a wifu and
three ehildren living at tlineral 1'oint, Wis
AMihieui-oa Coroner's Jur-. ll.r nrr.
eral days' session Hmih the hoily ol yoiin
(lustavy Linda, who wus found dead In the
Mrt'.'l w ith a revolver near his head, and
w ..'".'.'in ti nns ur.;o uiLrn.uilsi 10 SUi.'lue
or munler, found a verdi. t Satunlay ntW-
wh.eie death has heen uUrihutcd to sui. ide
noon Unit he eaine to his death from an!
tol shot fired hv an unknown hand with
murderous intent. The two men wh huve
b.s'ii iitidur urrest on siunieiou werv d
eharned l.y the police. The case, is the most
mysterious on record.
TMK MU TII.
On Tuosday, 117 eolorwl immixraiita
frooi Vorth Ciir.ilina. ls.jichel 1.ott.fs.),tinr
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; u (,, tlieir WV to I IKIlallaiMllllf. -
- -. D Sadler, late llcpnstentativ in Ui
L)'Ki"latiire from rnuikiin fount r. Arkan
sas, was assassinuteil at his home on Mv.ii
day hy unknown parties.
Col. V. M. Lavender died at Kranklin
Tenu., Monday morning, after a Ioiik and
painlul spell ol sirknms. He was Lienten
unt Colonel ol the Twentieth Tenm-wce
ri'L-inieiit In the lute w ar. and made a Bftllant
' "dlleer, hclov.sl l.y both ollii ern and pri
WKKKLY MAHKCT SLMMAKV.
K ANSAM CITY.
Cri K. Kxtra i.rime steers, l.AJW uud
over, $4 :lj(u,4.'KJ : lair to prime. $3.!4."fn
Ha"-' ; native locdcrs, av. ,SJ Ut L'JUO,
i fa..l.tu: native stoekers, v. s.outl to l.ujo,
! tlUll.i .i J ; native cows, fair to good, teSt.li
tiL.i.i. ; texan steers, j.W(.i.ts;.oii.
ll.xi Common to i-iioiee, tM.M'dit-l.'.'o
.tockors, yj. ,..t(i, )..',,
i tiu.M.N. Winter wheal No. 2. 1.'J7 : Wiu
I ter wheat. No. ;t, M.twH ; Winter wheat N
i 4. 11.07; com, .o. lulxed, 'Me; Corn
! rejected, "(-if; Oats, No. -J, 4lv; itve, No
1i:nkiil i'humvk. AnisUn, imr bW.
aj '... 4.1 o il,,o.. ..i..,i.. ..i.v.itA
; uuiter m.siium 'Krd'.. Hf.iltte: CheVae!
Ku,,B!ll, prune, nloc; IJaint, &iUJc
ird, 7f ; Ks,, dow-n, 'Jiifjt ; i'ol.
Iocs, 40(ii)7 V; Sweet is)tatos, OUSOu.
Ilouxr. Auiiion horsfii and siuusi, imkI
r'AI to .'lfi ; Ailcttxiu horsi ajid ikjiu. extra
' .t-to .V. ; Plug hoi-sm. very eointnon, itl to
i ; 1 lug nurses, lair, j-ki to ; tluu
' honim, rxtru, tin to W; I "lain huavy work
j em, t:ifi lo 7'; tiood huavy workera, Ml to
Ii0; Fair to extra heavy 'worker, fctoo
I Hhokk Mri.KH Mnl.-s l.'U to 14 liumbi
high, '0 to t.1 ; Mull 14 to 144 ha mis hlgli,
Hotor.Mi; Muled 14) In 15 hands high, ii
1 Mulist Hi to l" handa high, extra,
;7Ati ; MulJ to l.'.ihaiiila iiirfh, .So
!to$lo0; Mules 14 to l.' liands high, extra
l'.toTl4o; Mulea IS to 1U h,, higb
. ..n ,i.vi
Ht- Wheat, Jantiory, $IJMt; Keh-
"'nry, 1.H0; Manh, l .4.1. Corn, January,
1 Fehrusrj'. Marrh. May, 42je.
I Vt.au Wheat, nominal: No, a
'f.i.: 1. 1 . t t a -i . K' r. o kill 1
' ",,:nl". i.-iti-i" i ..iiiwhuiim,
$1.44Cq I 4.V X. t red wlntor, il MUt
l.M; No. auiU-r, tl 31. Com, uoict, Xo.
(.uicAOo. Whiwt, January, $l.t7l; Pgb
ruary, $1.2ll. Coru, Deccnubtr, aujc; Jan
uary, 40c; FehruutT, 40i(440ie; May, 4oi(i(
Vat. data, Decemliar, ftslc; J an amy, Mix,
Fusruary, iV,-.; Muy 'XHi.
A TALK OK AWITI H.
A Mister's ( ursn an. I th Insolation a
rl a lMllly,
lit Uie Hoiitli-wcstcin pari of Luxe rue
i-oiintv tht;r is) a rertmrkKhlu atream of
watr known tw illiick i "trek, lta aver-
ge width Is a)rliH.s ailoz. yards, while-
it waterx urn very dark and 'xtrt'tiiilv
ftulpliuroiis. In it fihh catuiot live, while
a frK or Nintke Himwu into t't lream
instantly turns over ami floats away,
dmii. It risca aouiew licru near lhir.l'e
ton, mill aliiutix miles Irom itn wmm'
Piitersj a liH-i mountain gtip, which it
follows to ila furtli.-rt exlit-inily uud want
afU:r uiinglfs its lilii-k current with the
limpid Wiiters of the N'a-oM'fk creek,
which a little) further on Joins the wide
NiiMju.-hBiinit. l4ie mountain rsi tniv
ersi d hv this atreutii is oimcif the most
dismal places to be found in the coun
try. Only ii narrow Ktrctch of aky is vi-
il. li Initii In-low, und this is almost always
filled with a luu..-, which the hiinlK'atiis
acari-rly ever iniictrali. When the sky
hiip'iia to ho clear it is not sittiriwi in
the pip till ten o'clock, while at two the
mm ton's dow n, lmineiise gray winders
nlssutul. The trroimil is covered with
anile ami trunks of fallen pines chnrrc.l
anil hhickcnoil hy miaintuin lircs, which
yearly sweep over the pl.n c.aiul liciiccay
liiU Honictiiiti'H (UiencrosK tlicother. Knur-
inoiis Niutkcs crawl over the rocks or
bathe in the slimy pools. The only trcca
uro stiintc.l jiiiics. w hich (,'tnw out from
la-tweon tlio rocks.
in a. ldilion to the gloom and desola
tion infecting the place, it hux, iiccording
to the twople thcrcalMiUt, Imjch kkIIv
tniuhled with witches. One ol the stories)
handoil ilown from a generation lone in
their graven runs thus : Much less than u
hundred years ago I Slack Creek was a
beautiful, transparent ftrcntn. Tht' hkics
aliove it were clear an other skicH. tirccn
moris thicklv covered tho groun.l mid
rocks, and hnilsaunguniongthe branches
ox tlm trc.Ms. he pip atxmt this tttn.
wan tlm fcivorito n-nort of hunters, nnd
one imlividual, owning a liirgv tract of
iiionnuun land, including thu gat), had
eroded a cabin in it fur the accommoda
tion of himself and friciids during "'he
hunting wuson. It happened one day
that the owner of the cabin got into a
fiiuirri'l with a stranger over u wounded
deer, ouch cluimitig that ho bad tired thu
lucky abut. 1 luring the ipiarrel tho
strauger utruck u blow and rcceivuil ono
in nturii that levelled him to tho earth.
1 Icing seriously hurt he waa carried into
the, caliin and word sent to his friends,
who resided at Home distance. In a short
time bis hister arrived, it hhick-cyed girl
with longTaven hair. tn (he winio day
he di.sl, und thu girl cur-el the young
man who had dealt him the fatal hfow in
a niunner that inudc a terrible impression
In a fhort time the waters of tbe
creek became black mid sulphurous, the
sky prew dim and har.v, while the gup
became thu abode of scrpenta and a
scene ot'desohition. The black-eyed girl
wus aflerwaril freip-ntlysi'en Monietiincs
walking through the "gap nt midnight,
enveloped in a large black cloak ; ut oth
er times in tho midst of the teniM'st, on
liio top of the loftiest tree, swaying to
ami fro, with her lung, black hair stream
line in the wind. So the tsl iH-oplc of
Uie long ago enme to Ji gard the place iw
bswitched bv the vindictive sister, and
no one caret to Is- foiiml in the dismnl
place ut night. Hut an imsirtunt mail,
cjiinecling the lomhickcn anil Nesco
tasck Valleys, led right tnroitgh the be
witched f.ati anil it uss cons'nueiitlv not
nlwuvs laibsiblc to avoid it. The roai wus
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always oenien nam ami in um ih-si oi
order. Yet fanners, in passing over it on
their return from market, with four horses
attached lo an emutv wagon, would often
isnnu sudUenly to a standstill. Then the
former would rrack his whip, the horsed
would throw themselves into tho har
lies nnd scratch the ground for a foot
hold, but the Wii'.'ou would stand an
though riveted to the earth beueuth an
invisible weit-ht. The fanner would
know that "the witches were ridinst his
wngon" Had hi in ply wait till they Rot elf,
when the team would travel on as easily
About U'u years ago there wasu mining
coinj.uny I i(in nH-ratioiiH four miles tip
the gap, but there was no siu-cess tiro
dieted for it in such a place. And a little
later Simon Kase ran his new railroad
right through tho gup. About this time
Henry ('roll, who owned u valuable farm
out in the Ncboopeck Valley, Hold his
property for a large Mini, uud fearing
neither Sttnon Kuse nor the w itches, ib
cided to build a large hotel right in the
mountain pip. His f'leuds expostulated
with him, reminding iiiui Unit lie could
not succeed there, lie weut to work,
however, und in a short tune hud tht
new hotel under roof. The new coal
mines attracted a great deal of travel, nnd
before long ('roll was doing a nourishing
business. lie hud tan aons' and ho built
a house for each of tlieiu near his ow n.
Other relatives followed, so Unit Ibe place
soon came to be "t'rolltown." At tho eml
of two years the town contained filly
houses, ami had betides tho hotel, a store,
limekiln, isistoMice and a m-IhhjI house.
Soon after this (Voll ls-g-.ui to show some
strangu co-entricities. He became very
quarrelsome, and, w ithout any apparent
rcaaon, would forhhl his best cUHtutnem
the house. A largo part of tho K.pula
tioit iiud found employment at the neigh
boring coul lniu, which, owing to some
cause, no longer afforded constunt work.
Croll ami his vitiligo begun to go down
together. The unfortunate landlord then
advertWl his projierty for sale, but wheu
M-rsns ajipetired to buy ho Hjsiko so
iiulavorubly of the pla.sa aii.l its surround
ings that they went away disgusted. 1 1
now did no biisinoa at all. The people
had lieoorni indolent and itidiilereut. and
the storekuowr was drifting on toward
ruin. 1 lieir school teachers yenr Bfter
year got the blues and left the iilu be
fore the school term hail expired. Ooll,
seated In his Nir room, disheveled and
haggard, Hurrounded by a crowtl of
loafers, would discourse on his approach
He knew how much he was worth,
what his loss was ier day. and conse
quently how long it would lie till he wus
a la-ggar. I le seemed determined to fail,
to lie utterly rm nnd, and made no enort
to avert the misfortune. He frequently
reminded the lime burners and the mer
chantH of the pUie that a similar fate
awuitesl thfin, and told them exactly
how long they would last." At the time
predicted the sheriff came along and sold
aim out of house nnd home. He then
moved brick Into a less pretentious dwel
ling, and has since resided then', often
without enougn to eat, i he whole place
has Is'conie the uhode of misery and
11 is a remarkable lad that a lew years
ago in this region a belief in w itchcraft
was almost universal. The most ulistird
stones wore rrcuiieu. t-.ven now not a
few are to he found who believe that
('roll and his town are laboring, under
tl.o curse f the black-eyed girl, or are,
in other Wdrds, bcw itchc.l.
Hon Laws at Vermont.
ISiirliugtou (Vt.) Free l'ns.
Apr.is)s of the recent apsiiiitmcnt by
(ioy. I'riH'lor of a Commission for the re
vision of tho stutuctH of this Slate, we
would like to cull attention to one or two
luwa of the existence of which the gener
al public, of course, have no idea, aud
which have la'come so utterly obsolete
that their preservation to this veur of
grace and enlightenment is singular. For
uistani-e, tho multitudes of our eople
who were charmed with Joe Jefferson's
acting or Miss Abbott's singing on rcent
Saturday evenings (to say nothing of our
shining lights who aro wont on Sunday
evenings to settle the affairs of the Na
tion at the hospitable (1 resides of the Van
Ness and American) little know that in
attending on those occasions they w ere
violating the laws of the Htato of Ver
mont and rendering themselves liable to
be amerced in u lino. Yet such is the
ease. See. 4 of of the ninety-third, chap-
r of tbe t Soneral Statuet provides
'If any person shall, afler the setting
of the sun on the day preceding the
tirstduv of the week, until after twelve
o'clock at night on the said first dny of
the week, hold or resort to any ball or
lance, use or exercise any pime, siwirt, or
play, or resort to any tavern, inn, or
house of entertainments or amusement
or recreation, he shall pay a line not ex
lint not only audiences, but owners
and agents of oa-ra houses, etc., and tbe
actors are amenablo to the law. In tho
lltlth chapter it is provided that :
"Six-. II!, If any company of players
and M-rsons whatever shall exhibit any
tragedies, comedies, farces or other dra
matic pieces or eouiMisitions, or any
pantomimes or other theatrical shows
whatever in any public theatre or else
where in this State, for money or other
valuable thing, us a reward for their
serviivs and lalair therein, or under color
of gratuity therefor, each person so ex
hibiting shall forfeit uud puv a line not
The idea being, we suppose, that dra
matic companies should j,ive the hardy
Voruiotiters free show s.
Site, 17. If huv person shall exhibit or
cuu so to be exhibited on any public stage
or pluce within this State any game,
tricks, plays, wux ligures, or other shows,
ventriloquism, tumbling, mpo-daneing,
piipia-t shows, or feats of uncommon
dexterity or agility of body which puts
a quietus on walking matches, he shall
be punished by a fine not exceeding
Hue. IS provides that the owner or oc
cupier of unv house where the preced
ing dreadful crimes are romtnittcd shall
Im lintHl not exceeding for each
The KiiglMi I'arllanienl ( look.
The large, clock at the Finglish House
of l'urliaiiieut is tho largest one In the
world. The four dials of the clock are
thirty-two feet in diameter. Kverv hall
minute the taiint of the minute, hand
moves nearly seventy inches. The clock
w ill go eight and a half days, hut will
only strike for seven and a half, thus
indicating any neglect in winding it up.
The mere winding up of tho striking
apparatus lakes two hours. The pendu
lum is tllleeu teet lung; tho wheels are
of cast iron ; the hour bell is eight feet
high and nine feet in diameter, weighing
nearly fifteen tons, and the hummer
alone weighs more than 40(1 pounds.
This clock strikes the quarter hours, and
hy its strokes the short hand reporters
regulate their lala.rs. At every stroke a
new reporter takes the place of the old
ono, while the first retires to write out
the notes that he ban taken during the
previous fifteen minutes.
Ik a recent speech, Kir Henry Irum
moud Woll told hi constituent that in
Husnia, Uerniany, and Austria, he had
nearly every duy (Sir II, has been Gov
erntneiit Coinimualoiiur in the Hast) seen
soldiers struck in th face by officers.
No wondwr they eniigruta to avoid a-criptien.
UNITED IN DEATH.
A Marriage Romuca In Humtila Ulmm
From tho Houston (Texas) Tol.-grain
TwiklvA ..... .,W.. l. ,.L 1 .1.
, ...... i .n v., uiic Bft", a IU llie
Stute,M. Iloran and the wlrl ol his choice
were wed.iu.l, and tor time lived In the
ftill enjoyment of their bliss. Anon, how-
aver, a cloud Is.gau to gather in their do
mestic sky, no lurger than a speck at first,
hut with the Hecting days it increased,
until the pent-up storm burnt and aeyerod
them in twain.
1 lorun waa n rich man's son, educated
hluc-bloodfd and high strung, but he was
a man for all that, und he loved hia wifu
with a love as warm and tme aa ever lored
the more favored of one kind hi chosen
mate in life. But the cup of joy waa not
for htm then, and he wandered away,
strolling after a devil-may-care fashion
around, until the fates brought him to
Txa.' Her, at el-w l.ere, he waa a sorry
dog, until two years ago he obutiud em-'
plovment on the Ojhimbus division of tha
L. A (i. N. road. Finding himself mot
tled, and yearning for the old days, ho put
himself in communication with the wife
from whom he had strayed ten long yearn
The u (lection of her earlier days alio
cherished still, nor did she hesitate, when
he called, but answered quickly, and in
August last the two current of life which
had drifted apart were once more joined,
1 loran was placed by the company at Ar
eola in charge of a section of Uie road.
With his wil'o lie went to his duty and
discharged it. winning thereby tho confi
dence of his employers and the respect of
hiNcolahorvrs. l bus tneir lives sped on
peacefully and quietlv until last Wednes-
dav, wheu the husband waa taken ill. He
paid little heed to the malady until Thurs
day night, when he lecamo worse, attrib
utable ptirhinM to the fact that bis wife
was also similarly attacked. Neither of
them would take medicine, albeit they -3
grew worse each day. It seems that they
recognized the Inevitable and were pre
pared for it. At 10 o'clock Sunday night
Airs. Iloran sank into the slumber from
which there is no awakening, and at 1U
o'clock Monday her husband followed her
into tbe d'eamlesa land. A short time
tirevlniB to bis death he arose from hu
lied, went to her trunk, took out few
trinkets which she owned, placed them
upon her person, reclined himself upon
tho couch beside her, and kissing tbe
cold face drop?d into a gentle, peaceful
sleep, from which lie never aroused. The
colllns were Kent down on the Monday
morning train, and it is a fact that at Uie
time they left here one of those for whom
they were intended waa yc-t in Uie land
of the living.
Rellm 111 Ba4l Amll.
KciiiiuU.-enees of Uenediet Arnold
huve Im-oii going Uie rounds since the re
cent death of Mrs. Ann Hinmau Kellogff,
ol Fairfield town, whose mother, it ittsaid,
aimed a musket ut Arnold at the time of
the burning of New London, in 1781, and
wouhl huve killed him, except that the
iiieco missed tiro. The proposition to
build a monument to Major Andre at
Tarrytown baa also led to tho recalling
of incidents in Arnold's career. There U
one reminiscence of that character which
has not been mentioned. Several yean
ago a gentleman of Brooklyn, who him
long Itccn noted lor his love ol rare books,
nmtiiiscni.b , pamphlets nnd engraving,
cutiio into the uHHCnion of a document
signed bv Arnold and a Inend, which, tie
has carefully treasured until the present
duy. The apcr is a written pledge that
the man who should be maimed first
should ni'eive from the other the gift ol
a silver tea-pot, of the value of 15. The
IijH-r w as dated la-fore the Revolutionary
wur, and was signed by a gentleman by
the name of Adams, as a witness. The
tmST is now worn and stained with time,
but the writing is as black and legible as
tho day it wus written. Not long ago a
man rumo into tbe otltce of the wnr of
this precious dis-umetit, uud said, "I un
derstand you are a gatherer of old things.
Hero is something I want to show you
S. M. L. Barlows wants it and has ottered
to pay so much for it, but you can have
it if you w ill give 'a certain other sunt,' "
naming It. "Wall," was the reply, "let's
li it." Tbe mini begun unfolding care
fully an ancient, tiine-stained document,
u I sin which, as he was opening it, there
apH'arcdthe striking signature of Bene
dict Arnold. The signature was recog
nized tho moment it was seen, although
it was upside down, and tht bargain was
closed without a moment's delay. The
paper tiarned out to lx a Inst between
Arnold und Adams. The witness of the
document nferrod to above, in reference
to which of the two m"'i would probably
lie married first, and it contained a pledge
that the one which was first ruarried
should receive a gift of silver plate worth
15 from the other. Tho paper was w it
nessed by tho man who made the first
bet with Arnold. The two document
bore the same dute, and had evidently
Ih-cii written ut the same time. They
had Ih-cii seistrated for over it hundred
years, und liad tlr.Uy come together
ii gain in tbe ownership of the stttne
gentleman. The discovery of this second
document is considered one of the best
"finds" of the day among antiquarians of
the city, ami the fortunate owner of the
two tuiM'r i greatly envied.
There Is nothing so ebarming as tb
innocence of children. "Mamma," said
a five-year-old, tho other day, "I wish
you wouldn't leave me to lak care of
baby again. He was so bad that 1 bad
l at all the spougu cuke aud two jars of
rupsberry jam to auiuse bha. Sai rf