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A KOR?H VAU\>H.\l,\X CLAIMS TH?
HO.SOll ACCOBDKUTU MOUS IC.
%luntu? Lynch Cleuimuua A?i?u (. that he
IMaouvered the riliiuli?!? mut Demon.
?(mini ila A|>pllcutlo(i-"lliv Kcnnuui .?"
lila Vary I.?m; stUeiice.
(<Ji>rrt?i>vndencnoJ' thc Charlotte Oburper.)
WASIUNOTON, 1). C., February 2b.
"Would you ubju?:l lu g vulg III? a
brief sketch ol' your history, um! es
pecially of tho Iii-tory ol your coil
ueciion willi tho Invention of tho
elect l'io telegraph. " so said i be
Observer correspondent this morning
to Mi. .linon? Lynch dominons.
?.Not at all," was thc n ply. "1 waa
h., n m tho village ol dutiiinoiisvillc,
ito wau (now Du* binon) o??uuiy ;
Nurtll Coolina, on ibo tirs' day lic
OcUibei', 1813, an I am now sevent x-t v\ o
)eur* of agc. I mil now an ui l mail
bul ver) well preserved, a? you can
.cc. For tho lae! year or two I have
been troubled with a slight dyspepsia,
but apart from that my health bas
alwin* b. en good. Indeed, I can sax
What Very lew can suv (hal for il I ty -
tivo consecutive years I never lost a
mears victual* b) sickness. I am Hat*
hilled (ital, in all my bte, 1 was never
COutiUcd to my bed so uiueli us ten
davs by sickness. I begin, however,
lo feel Hie i Heels ot ase and know thai
thc cud is HOI lar di-tant.
"My lather was a merchant, ami
ins boy hood days wore spent tor the
most pari behind thc counter. Al
the agc of eighteen I xvus sent lo
Randolph Macon College, in Virginia.
Alter-pending u sear ami a half in
the preparatory depart) ne ul I enter
ed college, and idler passing throilvll
thc regular course, graduated in IX'tf.
'.lu ihe year lbw, when about Hu?
age of twenty \uare, I coinincuced
uitendliig lectures on chemistry, ami
was forcibly struck wini the powers
of the galvanic batters, and its con
nection with electrica] 'urront*. In
thinking over the maller I felt con
vinced that electricity could be prac
lieut iv used in convey lug intelligence
between distant points on insulated
wires. I announced this bclict to my
classmates ?o?d to illustrate my idea
drew a diagram around the walls of
my room, exhibiting a wire support
ed by glass brackets on upright pole?
auch as are now in use, willi a bat
ten ul each end und au independent
clock work on which to receive mes
"I attempted frequently to explain
this to HIV comrade-, but was only
laughed at for my pains. I was re
garded aa a visionary, and my pro
ject as a dream. I contended timi il
would work und prophesied that in
the near future a mau would be sit
ting in les cleanlier in New York
conversing willi his brother in New
Orleans as familiarly ?is it they were
seated at his own fireside. Yea, moro
that mc I'ici-idciit of tho United
States would in thc same manner con
verse with thc Emperor ol Russia in
au in-taut of time. This ol course
was regarded by alias the ext rome of
fanaticism. (inly one ol' my class
males would lisien to me with any
d' grce of credulity and that was a
young man from North Carolina by
thc name of Baxter Ullgg, who after
wards became somewhat prominent as
a Methodist preacher.
"In alter years a number of my
school mu i es caine out with voluntar)
communication-tu diHereut newspapers
testily lug lo w hui I have above stated.
Prominent among thom was J. YY.
Cameron, ul one time editor of n
paper published ai Wades.?oro, N. C.
"being young and somewhat di lli
dem, I dui not press ul) suggest ions
upon lite public attention; but hearing
thai a gentleman by thc mime ol
Page, in Washington Oit)', liait become
quite eminent as au electrician, 1 re
solved io communicate to him ms
ideas on Hie subject of telegraphy bx
the electric current, and io obtain bis
views on thc subject. I therefore
wrote to him explaining in detail my
views, accompanying the same with
diagram-, etc., and asking him tor hi
opinion. To ibis request 1 received
no answer. This fuilui'O to answer
was rather a damper upon ms enthu
siasm, and I thought that after all
probably my theory was not practical
or its merits would have been appre
ciated by a mau eminent in electrical
"I therefore dropped the matter and
devoted ui)self to my studies, saying
but lillie more about the telegraph.
I was preparing myself by a collegiate
literal') course lor entering upon my
profession as a lawyer and devoted my?
self flXslllSiVcl) to that purpose.
.'Year- railed by and I bad almost
lorg ten thc telegraph matter, when
in tl year 1814 I opened the Wash
ington (?hitit one morning, and the
tiist paragraph that attracted my at
tention was au account of the forma
tion of S partnership between Page,
Morse, Amos Kitidul) & Smith, to
erect an experimental telegraph wiro
between Baltimore and Washington
Cit\, ami an application to Congress
for pecuniary aid.
"Thc moment I saw the combina
tion tho conviction flashed upon nix
mind that Page bad Used my sugges
tions to bim made eleven years before
lu the furtherance of the Moise pro
ject, and when I learned that al ibu
time I wrote to P.?gc in 18;W, and tor
some years afterwards, he xx as ,.n ex
ami nor in the patent ? fllce, and for
bidden by law to take otu a [latent in
his oxvn mime, my convictions were
confirmed, indeed, I wa? so positive
ot ibu fad i hat I xv roto a communica
tion to the Washington Globe, publicly
charging Pave with having availed
biro-elf of n y suggestions.
"iii mg inn- publiai) charged with
Appropriating my suggestions he was
compelled lo reply to my communi
cation, mal did so hy admitting thai
he had eleven years before received
mv letter and diagrams, but excused
billiatt!I tor not answering it on the
ground i hal bc then thought there was
nothing in it
Min thc meant imo Morse, Pago A
Co., having received Congre-slouui
aid, proceeded lo erect their line be
tween IJairiuiore ami Washington,
which proved a snccess and ?<? linked
Morse's name with tho piojeoi as to
giro him thc boom over everybody
"Notwithstanding," continued Mr.
dominons, "to place my reputation
for veracity iii tho crucible of public
crit c sm? and caring very litliu about
the inaner anyway, 1 remained ellem
"I should say that the alphabet
which 1 suggested to Mr. Page wa
precisely ihr same ns that which wa?
used bx Morse, and I believe is slill
used. I have long sim? ceased to
give aux ?Mention to telegraphs, hui
take b for granted that it is now a
rv ditfcrcnl thing from what it wui
In the beginning, un oocuunt of Ibo
numerous iniprovemeuts reiulting
t i om experlnoe
"Iv is, in faur, hardly proper to
cay il un ila; eh oiric- telegraph was
HU* Invention, or thai ii originated
with any Mite man. li wasngrowdi,
. ml un i n Ten I inti, lt comuiciiee i w b
Vnlto snil Galvani, a hundred years
ago, .mil Ima gradually gmwn up t<>
ii- present stature. In the >esra ol'
lb35, '5J6, '87, much attention was
iii ven to i lie ?ubi 'ol, D'?ih in Kui ope
and Auierioi, ooientists in Kui.la nt,
Frunce, Germany and the Uni.ed
Mate? were upon tho problem in thone
years. Dr. Jackton in Boston ; Joseph
llenry, ai Washington; und other*,
vvoio studying ilif suojeet, uiukiug ex
periments, ill U -Illili WHV. Doubtless
tho idea ot telegraphing by tin- electric
current ?vim orltilual with several dif
ferent person*, u- well as m y eel I, li?
practical intiudueliou. however, WHS
due io M. i -i-, and bc is entitled to thc
0 edit ot having first proved its utility.
1 think he is entitled lo the greater
honor, tor while with others it wu
mere theory, ho put it into practice
and conferred thereby ita blessings
upon the world. I would not pluck a
single leaf from the laurel that circled
his brow, or drop a word that would
reflect upon lils memory."
ronTics OK Til 1 ; WAR.
Curious Story of nu Attempt to l orin u
The discussion of the political fen
lures ot the terni? ?ri?t offered io Gen.
Johnston's anny and overruled ut
Washington is likely to lead to tue
development ot some tacts which iee
new. An ex-officer of the voututeir
forces, was ut Haleigh with Gen. Sher
man'* army, lolls un interesting story
of some private discussions among
prominent officers, which wol'0 mai ll H
contiued to those who commanded
il? ones or corps. lie says Huit wheo
the troops of Gen. sherman formed u
junction will. Gen. 8cholleld's army in
tioldsburo, a pian for a National Con
servative party, winch was baid to
have origiuated in Washington, wa
inui before most of thc leading oitiocrs.
Montgomery Blair was repioseiited as
the leading spirit at the National Cap
According to the views which were
presented for hie? through his brother,
(?en. Frank Blair, and others, lhere
was a very general dissatisfaction nt
ihc Nonh with the radical views held
liv Secretary Stanton, Secretary Chase,
lien Wade, Zachariah Chandler, Chas.
Sunnier and others. As to Mr. Lin*
? coln, it was still it question whether he
would finally side with the Radicals or
favor a conservative reconstruction,
it was therefore proposed that the
prominent officers ol the army should
unite in an ellbrt to influence the sol
diers to favor, so soon as the war ended
and thc question of reconstruction
citiiie up, the organization of a National
Conservative party which should ig
nore all thu Radical leaders named
und others of their class ; which should
also exclude thc Northern Copper
head" as a necessary condition to sol
dier^'support ; which should he made
up of war Democrats and bout hern
podiiciutis and officers, and provide
prominent places for all Northern
officers who would join the movement
This proposition was receiving much
I at tent iou ai the various headquarters
aoout Goldsboro w hoi: the news emin
of the surrender of Lee. A numbul
ot lending officers favored il, und sev
eral were lound, upon Bounding them,
to be much opposed, lt is believed lt
have prompted the liberal spirit witt
which Geo. Sherman acted when muk'
mg his terms with Gen. Johnston,
The excitement at the North intending
Hie assassination ot 1'resideiil Lincoln
and the interpretation ,?ut upon th*
Sherman terms by Secretary Stantoi
made it impossible to purstio Ihn phil
Inri her at that time.
According to the sanie authority,
hiter in the same year Montgomery
lllaii and those working with bim ii
lite matter revived his scheme, am
agents were dispatched to Various mil
it arv headquarters to unfold it. Tin
break of President Johnson with hi:
party wa? tho result, and at tho Arin
iii-Arm Convention in Philadelphia it
August, 18?6, the new party wai
organized upon thc identical propos]
(ions originally sent down to Nerti
Carolina for army discussion, lt wil
be remembered that at that Conven
lion Ferna do Wood and Vallatidig
tiim were both compelled to with
The New Nnrjr.
The bill prepared bv the naval affair
committee of the House for the cou
st mot ion of a nary provides for tw<
sen-going vessels ot six thousand tons
with a torpedo outfit, to cost $2,?>00,00i
euch; three protected, donble-bottotu
ed cruisers ol between 9,600 and 6.001
tons* displacement', to have gaea
speed to cu-t $1,600,000 each; fut
fl' st-chisfl torpedo boats, costing itt Hu
aggregate $100,000; on? torped?
cruiser of 800 ions, io cost not mon
than $:i00,()00; $2,000,000 is nppropri
alcd towards the completion of tin
monitors, fine of the cruisers is to b<
built and one of thc monitors complet
cd in the navy yards? The rest ate ti
be given out hy contract if siiitahli
contracts can be made, otherwise thej
too arc to be built bv tho Governmeii
in thc yards. Armor plates and pur
of the machinery may bo bough
abroad. One million dollars ?s appro
printed for ordnance, to be constructed
in the navy yards, and provisions sn
made for the purchase of necessary
phillis and tools. The h ll is abeu
ready to he reported, but it is stil
liable to further amendment.
WA? lt Cnncer ?
I have hoen taking H. II. It. for six o;
seven weeks for something like canccroi
my neck, sud I would not take ONE THOU
SAN l) not.t.A ns for thu benefit received.
I had previously tried various BO-callee
hlood remedies, hut U. D. 13. is thu best
the quickest and tho cheapest hlood purl
fier 1 ever used. I refer to any merchant
of i 'i iiiiii, i *.* J. II. HAHNES,
(i il?ln, Ga,
Were we so disposed, we could make 1
grent COHO of cancer cure of the ahov?,
hut ns wu do not think that genuine cnn*
eera ore ever cured, we do not propose ti
h u *i bue, the piddle. The above ls perhaps
only a cast; of scrofulous ulcer, whieli
H. H. H. cures more speedily than any
remedy. It will cure any so-called cancere
hi one half the time sud one third thc
money required hy anv boasted remedy.
HLOOD HALM CO.,
. Atlanta, O*
railing On? nantir** ?mt Fifty feet.
La?t Thursday Alexander Rose, an
employ? of the Detroit electrio llghl
company, ascended the tower at thc
corner of Gratiot avenne and Mack
sireot to replace the burned-out car
bons. Ho batt just reached the plat
form at the top when ho suddenly f< ll
iver the railing and came down head
Ibremost to the ground, a distance ol
160 feet. His bodv was horribly
na H..'led, and be lived but a short timo
fi OME ODD SOUTUEBlSlSMS.
A PEW KV A M v i rs OF QU AINT HA Y?N<19
IN SOUTH < A u< > 1.1 \ \ .
Our Kill I ;. ii lo u w r?|;iiin of Spcvt'll unit how
lli?y Luok lu lVlnt-Soiua of thu lillu
FauciOM ot'? Piitlogogikl.
(.S. Pardee in "Disk:")
Some years ago Richard Ch um While
wioie a delightiully Interesting book
on Auicrioani-ms. iii- inignl will
have divided mo buhjoel imo two
parts: Yankeeism* amt Southernisms.
Absolum correctness in proiiuuciuliou,
or in itu* loiinutioii ot scinuuc.es, is a
mo-t difficult accomplishment, ami
tiaro bo, eil lier Norther South, who
have reached suet! a degree ol perfection
ihui no exceptions eau be taken by
"carping critics" to their ut ter?tico?.
In thc mai ter of pronunciation, the
times are uhuihtillg, and one can scarce
ly keep pace wno tue Innovations
being introduced by the loading ort hu
j o (UStS.
The purpose of lids paper is, now
! ever, lo present, in a succinct way, a
I few ot thc quaintnesses of pronuncia*
! lion and construction held lo by thc
Southern people us a class. Aillohg
liiere ibo lin-l Dirt comes to mimi IN
ibu custom of omitting thc last two
loiters in such words as .mon,''
.MourV'-ntoie"-winch are pronounced
..mo," "to," and "elo." "What
o'clock ?H ii?" you a>k ibo Carolinian,
ami Icu tn one he tells \ nil il is "half
pas' to'," if Unit happen lo bo Hie hour.
Another common Southel'iiisiu is thc
use of'Mike usn," ur "like" tor Hm
words "as il.*' "She looked like she
knew inc" is a CO tuition expression, or
"site looked like as il she'd die." This
is vers common in Washington, and
ni all the Slates south of Mason and
The word "funny" is frequently
used Instead of iii ange, and some
times willi staitiing ettects. A young
Southern tiri wus visiting us once?
and a caller was telling of thu death ot
her motlier through swallowing a tish
bone. "On! wasn't it /tinny T% ex
claimed our visitor at the close of thu
nari alive. "I think \ on mean si i ange,"
saul the caller, as soon as shu reci?er
en from the ttstoinsinent. Our girl
n iciid has never used lue word "lim- j
n> " since !
If you happen to hear anybody say
"/7/c cheer you inav know it i- lu
leuded lo mean "right herc." For
instance: A S JUth Carolinian will say:
.'Where was he at lasi night ?" and Ins
lullow-eitizeii will sm, "Ile staid rye
cheer willi nie." Djettr pronounced
in one syllabic -is nul u Russian word
as might be supposed; it means "do
iou hear?" ami is usually addressed t<>
servants in ibis form: **Yout .Mm!
Pring in ihat wood, tfjaarf"
"To get to go" is o-soui lally a Geor
gia expression. They sav, "Do, don't
tail lo come lo-Ilight," and the reply
is, "I've tried to get to yo three weeks,
now, so / reckon I'd be lhere t'uighi."
1'hc expression "Do don't" is heard du
Georgia nod South Carolina, but rare
ly elsewhere. One ot the must laugh
able things you ever heard is tlie pe
culiar pronunciation of thc word
"about. Ii is impossible to express
thc South Carolinian's pronunciation,
phonetically, lt sounds liku ubttout -
pronounced very quick I) io I bree syl
lables* "Q;i.nc," tor "qu er," is
?mo.her word. The use of "nc o '
lor "pi Csu Hie" is said lo have bee li
derived from the Yankees, as was iho
expression "right smart" for tia: word
"lu imitation of English, perhaps, I?
thc custom of sa) lug "I've got it" for
"I have il," ami (tie gehend Use of thu
word "got" where ii is quite unneces
sary. Al-o English ls the use ul
Mubliged?" a- "i'm obliged m do ii"
for * *I must do it;" "bc is obliged to
go," tor "bc must go." Ambiguity of
expression is mo prevalent in nixie,
and loo many people suciitice sense
LoW-couuiry people and thc resi
dents of middle Smith Carolina say
"gte-arden" for "garden,' anil "</ee
yarW for "ginini"-willi thc hard
sound of "g." So, too, with such
words as "card," "car" and "cari"
uno which is lui reduced the sound ul
"A-cr," to luke the place of ibo Hist
consonant, thus: "Avje-m-i/," "A-ce-u/',"
The iiHc of delightful tor delicien-,
in such a sentence as: " Tho icc ci cam
is delightful," is very common. ..Pret
ty" is a word very often misused, lor
instance: "isn't this a pretty day?
and ibis error is a very general one
North Carolinians say thc scenery is
'.pretty"-meaning picturesque; III?
day is "pretiy"-meaning Uuut and
that a pei sun's manners arc --pretty"
-meaning weil bred.
%%Y0U llltf* or, as il is abbreviated
%* y'all J* ia Olio ot the tn st ridicule
of all tho Southernisms I can call lo
mind, lt usually menus two or more
persons, but is sometimes used when
only one person is meant. For in
stance acabcr on irking her departure
says: "Y'all must come to see Us."
She means (he lady, upon whom she is
culling, and her husband may call.
Thc Yankees have quite us mail)
ridiculous ligures of speech as those I
have mont 'urned as peculiarly Southern
and it will bc resolved for another
paper lo pre-cut thc oddities ol Yankee
convers?t lou. In the meantime every
true-hearted Southerner who reads
these lines will declare that he never
ti-ed any of theso Southernisms, and
w ill t:c just as honest in his belief tin
thc Churlcstoiiiuii whon he vows Ihat
he never says "?/?? ?-wuv" for 'Hill
way" and "o?i/?-?-wuy" for "ihat way."
Dr. nclllage ' Cm?.
The caso against Ur. Amos N. Bel?
linger, for the murder of Sicphuoy
Itih-y, a prominent colored Democrat,
last fall, was called and continued
until the Juno term of court, on motion
of thc Billie's attorney, ou thc ground
of tho angelico nf material wltuoises
tor the prosecution, Dr. Bellinger's
counsel made a strong I ? ; * 111 for imme
diate trial, even consenting to accept
the evidence of absent witnesses upon
tho Solicitor's statement, but tho
motion for continuance was granted
and Bellinger was released on bail.
Th? Cabinet and th? Chin?**.
At a Cabinet meeting last week the
?tu stion of making sumo reparation to
?hi?ese residents of Kock Spring-,
Wyoming, for losses sustained by
them in tho riots there last fall was
again considered, and it is probable
that the matter will bo brought to tho
attention of Congress willi a recoin
mr mint iou that ino sufferers bo recom
pensed for their losses.
ADVICE TO MOTHRKS.
Mus. WINSLOW'S SOOTHINO Smur should sj*
way? be ui^u for ohlMreu I?MM tiing. lt soot h a?
th? chilli, sortean the trun*, H I lays all pain,
?urrr, wind collo, and lt 'he Iwst i-env-di for
.Uurrhnv.. Twuntv-Bv? o*nts a bottle.
?Oily nu. ty 1
. . OHM IBBAI. NKW? ITKMJi,
V*ota nf lulpXAAt, Gnthnr?4 (rpm VnrUvaw
?J ll* I I.TH,
- Dun Ctn-lus ls planing a now revo
lution lu Spain.
-A sui Ule niuuia ls pr? vailing
throughout H u North und W est.
-Tiie Pope had a (hinting (ii last
wei'k, the result ol'overwork.
?A monument to George Peabody
is being talked about. II'" ?leserves it.
-Frank O Dane, who died in Bos
ton last week, had u lite lunUrauce ot'
-Two city ofllcinls of Cincinnati
w ho were found guilty of malfeasance
in office have disappeared.
-The Lewis County Court House,
Vu., was deal roy ot I hy an incendiai y
tire. All tho records were saved.
- Duringa race between ice boats
on Mn ilinlson Uiver a few days ago, a
mile a minute was reached.
-Tho gas company war between the
old and thc prospective company is
still hi ing waged in Augusta.
- Kl'llZ Brar, of Davenport, Ohio,
was so uflooted by tho death ot his
wife 111 ai he committed suicide.
- Ital I road rates between Chicago
and Francisco are being still further
-Thc Artnonv Bink in Buffalo,
N. V., with two adjacent blocks, wus
bund on Mond.ty.
- Mr. A. Pope has been appointed
General Freight. Agent of tho Norfolk
and Western Railroad.
- In Wilkes county, (?a., a little
daugh'er of Mr. Thomas Sissou fell in
a spring and w as drowned.
- Henry Watterson's condition con
tinues to improve, und he is on his
way to recovery.
-Several marine disasters have re
cently occurred in thc South Pac!flo.
mid a number of lives ate reported
-Three vessels loaded with coal
have la en lost between Charleston and
Philadelphia during thc past two
-The strike in the Pcnnsylviuda
coko region is vii (nally over and thc
Hungarian organization has gone .to
-The corner-stone of a Confederate
monument wus laid at Baton Itotlge,
Li., on Monday, with imposing cere
- Clarence J. Sears, aged 80, near
Ottawa, [lt., had trouble with his wife
about religion amt killed her with a
-Tho Cigar makers' International
Union are taking steps to do awav
with thc manufacture of cabbage lent
und sawdust cigars.
- Elijah Pate, of Dooly county, Ga.,
a pro-perons farmer, aged 74 years,
married Miss Bailey, a maiden of 16.
-James Met'oy, a desperate moon
shiner, nas been arrested in Georgia,
charged with killing Deputy U, S.
- Dr. Meade Kemper, a prominent
voling physician of Norfolk, Va., amt
son of ex Governor Kemper, died sud
dcillv hist week.
- DeLesseps met with a cordial re
ception at Panama last week,thousands
ot persons of all nationalities turning
out to greet ?he great canal projector.
- Thc Western boys arc making thc
Chinamen "g'?." Sunday nigh) last
a party of Colonials were escorted out
of thc tow n of Oregon City by ku-klux.
- A fire in Yokohama, Japan, de
stroyed the Windsor Hotel and several
other buildings. Loss $100.000; in
-$62.60 i* tho cost of a first-class
pa-sender ticket from New York to
San Francisco, at thc present ''cut"
-There arc various and conflicting
stol ?e? concerning the whereabouts ol'
tho mi-sing cx-SherifT Davidson, of
-The Grand Army of the Republic,
department of Teiine-scc, Alabama
and Georgia, held its annual encamp
ment in Atlanta last week.
Ten thousand unlicensed dogs
have (leen destroyed in London ut the
DOJ?S' Home alone since tho hydro
phobia scare began, a lew wei ks ago.
-Three thousand strikers at Llan
beris, Wales, have resumed work on
employers' terms. They hare boen
idle nineteen weeks and ure in ter
- Wesley Elliott, a temperance ad
vocate in Sindhi ville, HI., has been
arrosted for entering a saloon, turning
i he faucets of barrels and allowing thc
liquor to run out.
-Gen. Delgado Slid Ids friends, cap
tured on the steamer City of Mexico
us supposed fl li buster, arc dntaiucd us
prisoner* of war and not allowed to
couler with legul advisers.
-Several thousand Scotch women
have been thrown out of employment
bi the collapse ot the skirt and i nch
lugs Industry, due to tho American
increase of dut y on good* of that class.
- A French woman who has gone
to 722 halb in order to catch a husband,
han caught instead bronchitis nineteen
limes,pleurisy thrice and 120coldsitl (hr
bead. And still nho is not discouraged.
-Thc los- by tho fire in Wiiming
'Oll, N. C., on Sunday last, it is now
thought will not exceed $000,000,
about three-fourths covered b\ Insur
ance. Thc railroad', arc all ?ll IUI.liing
- Smallpox having been declared
epidemic in Fort Worth, Texas, I he
mayor of Dallas issued a proclamation
quarantining against that city, und all
tho towns in North Texas will instie
similar precian ations.
-T. lt. Umbi, Democrat, of Green
Bnv, has been elected Congressman
from the fifth Congressional district of
Wisconsin, to succeed Joseph Bankin,
- A young man named Mulligan
froze to death in Catawba county,
N. C., during tho recent cold smtp
v. nile riding along the road on horse
back. His -fuco and neck burst and
hin leet cume off.
- Defween New Yurk and tho Gulf
of Mexico lhere only four natural eii
ti am-: . to harbors where the depth at
mean low water ls over 16 feet, while
the largest ships eau draw from 26 to
-Judge James L. Mitchell, of Ne
braska, while addressing a convention
of early Iowa lawmakers In Des
Moines, Iowa, last Thursday afternoon
dripped dead on the floor ol the opera
-Two of tho sons of Geo. Q. Can
non, the Mormon Elder recently con
victed, called Judge Powers to tko i
door of his hotel in Suit Lake City
and assaulted him. They were arrest- I
ed, but one of them otoaped.
.-?Jahn Oratara, Jv.? tim Insane
negro who waa first sutf.'leoted of hoing
tho murderer of thc tw-? little linton
boys, ha? h. cn c.numb (eu to Jail by
tho oritloary. Graham was brought
imo Savannah by his lather.
-There are sahl to be lees than
$1,000,000,000 worth ot diamonds in
America to-day. The .I nosily ?me
I? thal belonging ti? the widow of G?iv
E. D. Morgan, ol New York, lt has
been ottered for $50,0tK), and isa twen
ty ?I wo eural atom*.
- The selection i>y Mr. Parnell ol
Capt. O'Shea b? represent the Galway
cotistiueucy seems to have been a mis
take. Homet willi a chilling reception
in the Ibmse of Common*. Mr. Big
gards disgusted and thc breach in the
Nationalist ranks has widened.
- Bismarck is driving tlie Pol?*? om
of Germain, and Austria is receiving
them with open arms. Il this p 1 n
I? kept np hmg on both sides, Austria
will hefore long bc ready to retrieve
the disgr?ce ?f Sadowa.
-Tim official ret m Us of P'e Mon
treal health office tor til?! year 1885
have just l>cen ??surd. Tdic total
number of deaths was7,826, an again?*?
4,858 in 1885. Thoro were 3,164 deaths
from smallpox. Of thoso who ?ll? d
6,870 were ohildrou.
- Birmingham, England, still makes
flint-lock muskets tor tts?? in the lute?
riot* ot Atrina, where percussion cap?
or any form of fixed ammunition
would often be impossible to obtain,
while powder can UIWIISB he made ami
flints |dcked up in the desert.
- Henrv Johnson, M miserly bach
clor ami hermit, died in Ea?t Podiio
men, Pa., recently, from the idler' ? of
the cold, ns he would not allow him
self the necessaries ot life. His feel
wen* so badly frozen that thc soles
mort ?tied and tell oil'.
- While a clerk was in the act ot
weighing seine gm powder in a store
in Winchester, Ky., * mun standing
near struck a much to light a cigar,
causing a lorriblo explosion. Th
lloUsO was wrecked and eight persons
badl\ injured, two of them fatally.
- A burglar entered the rosldctteo of
Dr. Doughty, Augusta, tia., on
Wednesday night. He was frightened
by thc screams of thc ladies, ami escap
ed through the windows on to Un
roof and evaded thc police who were
- Recently nearly 1,000 fishermen,
with their horses ami carts, were car
rie?! out to sea on thc ice, which sud
denly became detached from the shore
at thc small port ofTagllHt'Ong, Odessa.
Although many of these unfortunate
were saved thc next day, it is teared
that many perished.
- At a fair in Aubany, France, last
week, a hcid ot bullocks worked by a
gang of thieves broke loose and charg
ed imo thc crowd of spectators, killing
three persons timi wounding 140 ?il hors,
During thc panie which ensued thc
thieves devoted themselves to picking
-J??hn N. King, master car builder
of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad,
while crossing the track at the com
pany's shops hist week was struck by
a shifting engine, run over ami in
stantly killed. He was 94 y cu rs old,
and had been employed on railroads
- In the Virginia Se?alo last week
the resolution, introduced bj Senator
Wingfield, to remove Rai road (Join*
missioner Motten froia office, because
ol incompetency, was discussed and
finally rejected by a vote of .'lo to 1,
the only Senator favoring its adoption
being t fie author of tho resolution.
?-Tho championship pennant won
hy thc Allanta Kase Hall (Jilli) wa?
received ?m Tuesday from ? htoago.
It i? a blue field, willi white bonier,
and "Champions, 1886," in white let
ters in the centre. It ts 26 feet III
length and 15 lu width at thc stuff,
and tallering lo tl ve feet. Thc pennant
- Father Klnte, of the German Cath
olic. Church, excommunicated two
members ?. I bin congregation in Youngs
town, Oht?>, fl isl cousins, for getting
married. He had previously warued
them ?d the impropriety of thc step
and rcfu?ed lo unite them, but they
obtained the services ot a Pennsylvanian
and were married.
- It look onh thirteen minutes at
Salt Lake on Salurdav to convict two
Mormons chm ged with unlawful co
habitation, and thc record of the week
showed fifteen of thc Saint* sent to thc
Stute prison. At this rstc it will not
lake hmg to thin oui the Saints w ho
insist upon enjoying (he ministrations
of more than ??ne spouse
--Two brother? from Pittsfield,
Mas.?., named W. E. and ll. F. Her
manee, aged respectively twenty-three
and eighteen years, arrived in N?*w
Orleans la?t week from Livingston,
Montana, having traveled the di?t>iuce
of 4,?06 inii?-s In an open light canoe
since July 4, 1885. The trip was made
purely for love of adventure.
- Mrs. Mattie Thornton, a chamber
maid at the Kimball House, was out
ragCnUsB assaulted on Mitchell street
bv two negr?? men about 1 o'clock on
Wednesday morning, in Atlanta. The
negroes, named Redan nm! DoLvon,
have been arrested. Mrs. Thornton
has identified hoth the dnrkevs posi
tively since their arrest, and one of
them lins acknowledged hi? guilt.
- A man can make a coniprtence at
sawing wood as well a? in any o'her
business if he Haws it well und *rtws
enough of lt. Tho Dox'cr, Maine,
Omette tell? of a man in Pittsfield
who ha? acquired several thou?nnd
dollars willi his buck-saw. ile is in
telligent mid liberal, recently gave
$100 lu a lump to a puhlin entcrpri?o,
has represented the town in Hie Logis?
lature, in an active politician, and,
though he I? over slxtv years old, haR
snwed nonrly .100 cords of wood the
-A short time ago l?hllibert Caron,
Montreal, had a nevr-born child hap*
tiaed and the priest asked hl.n to sign
a baptism register in blank. The man
paoli ned, ?flying ho ihunght it impru
dent to sign ?uv blank form. The
prle?t, feeling that he lind b<-en In
sulled, sahl I? wouhl bc better If Cnron
was les? lacking In confidence tu his
pastor, would do hi? Easter duties,
and do helter generally. Caron mien
him for $100 damages, and the Hon.
Ju?tlce P? pl neun condemned tho cure
to nav $26 damages and cost?.
-Jonalban Ucvnohl?, of Pembroke,
Me., is an ?ged man who has always
gloried in being called an infidel.
Last Sn ml av he caused 'o be read In
the Methodist pulpit in Pembroke a
declflretlon signed by him, In which
he said: "I de?lro now to eonniersct
the evil that I mnv'hnve caused. I
believe for a person to live and die
hnppv fhev mn?l believe In the L^rd
Jesus Christ as recorded In Ike Scrip
iup,?." Years, in most eases, when
Ihev don't tnke n man's Anuses AV. av,
bring A man to his senses.
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TB* ?M (?m. M '-rd from ? ur* of th* nw nam*,
rr -Inn aloa? WO *ra*U lUeami In th? Souther* Stat**,
.ootklai ? ?UraaUUn* .?pc?l?r?nl prloclpl? IUI MNII
tb? phUgm produelo? th* ?artt mornln*. <-*u*> ?nd illmu
lat?. lh? chili lo throw off th* MM m*nihraiie In croup ?od
whooping enoch. Wh*n combined ?Uh Ih* hrallna moot
tealnnoi pilncipl* In Ih* raiilbSn plant ot th* oM tVM.. pr*
***t? In TiTWil CHianilB tt*.?DT or BwtlTUVM A?O
Moixitn th* fin**! koowa raOrBol for 'ooah*. Croup,
Whoopln?-Coo?h and Cooiumpilon : an t *o palatable, aor
ebtld I? plcaiwd t > UV* ll. A?t .?'ir drutct'i for ll. IVI?v
ftc. ' ?1. WALTER A. TAYLOR, Atlanta, Ot.
tit* HR. nitltiKHs- BUCKI.KBKRRY CORDIAL foi
Warrnu, U/MaUr/ an 1 Cblljf*a Twilling, f ir tal? bj
OF FACTS FOll TIIIC PUBLIC
TO CON SI OK lt.
ATLANTA, C?A., Juiiuory 12, 1888.
Emerging from :i severe and long spell
of typhoid fever, I discovered Um! Hie
fever lind settled in my right Icu- which
caused it to swell to tm enormous she,
remaining BO iiidto three years, resisting
all treatment. A mindi ulcer finally made
Its appearance n univ above the niikle
Wlllcll n ! as? d to heal to any and ad exter
nal Application ami tlte use ol thc most
noted lil oil poison remedies
'I lie tilter continued to eulin KC. frc*
quetitly discharging, purlin pp, as much a.?
i> cupful t?f pus ur nun 1er per day Tho
size oi Hie ulcer was iiheut two Inelit - in
diameter, extending to n di pth near the
hone. At one time it uppeurod Hud the
flesh in all c< litlglious pints, would surely
iieeoiuc a running aorc, as Its pccullaily
ll.thliy. spotted and nelie tl:liv rondill'tll
clearly Indicated, and it was lultmnted
tlmt I might lose my h'it. Mycondl : n
becoming so critical, und thu nicer eu I? ru
ing so rapidly, wo sent tor UT. J. I*. Drem
goole, who mude n tli'?rotig:; examination,
and mitti that the IIOHII on my lifor ix
Inches around the sore would noon slouch
oft it not remedied; timi I mud Ittive my
log hnudnged ilahy and commence the uso
ot u. it. n.
I aided according to his lusti uetlotis, mid
aft'*r usuliig the KCCOIUI buttle, the nicer
looked fresh mu? healthy and commenced
healing. I continued the use ot it. it. it,
und lo the greatest astonishment and s it in
fliction of myself mid I ricial*, thu ulcer
cuutiniied to heal rapidly and ls now en
tirely well, and I am nUciullnu to inj bush
ness' at Nv. II. Itrotheiton's store. I do
not hesitate to recommend ll. lt. lt. as a
Wonderful, speedy ami eUectad lt loud
purifier, far .superior tu anything else I
I refer taYV. II. Brothel ton, W. li. Cone,
Major I). A. Cook. Dr. J, L, Pinson and
otilen nf Atlanta
\v. M. cni:sinui
Did ) ou Sup
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