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BI8.MAIU K PKOPOfcK* TO ?lUPPI.K K\U
LAND IN nu: BAST,
And Prevent a Frcnen War of lle?r ugo on IJcr
many-Thc Kjecilon or Ihr llrlllah Fro m Ksiypi
a Fart or Hie Plan-Parnell'* Friend* Aroiix-d
by IrUh Ktlcllonn.
8p?>cUl Cnbie D>patch f> tho N. V. S ar.
LONDON. September 88.-Mr. Parnell's
letter to Mr. Fitzgerald. President of thc
league hi America, is hotly assailed by
some of the leading government organs.
The main Tory argument i- that evictions
aro not general and are diminishing. The
Parn? Hites are cbrtrged with trumping up
imaginary cases of eviction and represent
ing a state of aiTairs that has no foundation
in fact. Tho landlords, on thc other hand,
..nc lu id up to public admiration ns lenient
ami forbearing under circumstance - of ex
treme provocation. They are described
tis reduced to the verge ot ruin by thc re
fusal of their tenants to pay thc rents invis
ible. Finally, the statement that evictions,
instead of being general, arc rapidly dimin
ishing, i- capped by thc bold assertion that
it would l?e next to impossible tor Mr. Par
nell to point out in these days a really
A singular illustration of thc value of
these declarations is furnished in thc col
umns of thc Standard it-elf. the most lu
llueiitial Tory daily in thc kine,loni, llore
wc tinda matter of fac t report of a case of
eviction, which for cold-blooded cruelty i;
would bc difUcult to beat. In thc instance
ref? ned to. om- of thc members ol' thc
family to be evicted was a dying woman.
Tile knowledge that sic- -vas at the roint
of death had no weight with the evil tor-.
Thc scene that ensued caused keen distress
among the onlookers, who were powerless
to interfere without bringing on themselves
serious consequences. There have bei a
many weil authenticated eases of eviction
of poisons wli< se removal wa- almost cer
tain death: hut thc Tory papers ignore
tin in in their attacks on thc cn;<e made out
by thc PiirncllltOS. A reference to thc
latc-t published returns of thc Irish land
commission falls to lie u-out the assertions
of tho < hamptons of eviction, and fully sus
talus the allegations of the Parncllites. A
reduction ot the number ol' eviction- is
shown in certain localities, but over tie
whole country thc number i- iucrenscd.
Thc Torie- appear to have taken the soli
tary cases of reduction and applied them
to the country at large. The Liberal pre-s
generally, except thc extreme Unionist
pu -, favorably notice Mr. Parin H's lotter.
Reports curient to-night at thc clubs
point t.? an extraordinary attempt on the
part of Bismarck to cripple British influ
ence in Hie present crisis in European af
fairs, and the center of interest aplin shifts
from Bulgaria to Egypt. Bismarck, with
the view of inducing h rance to enter into a
friendly understanding willi Germany, and
abandon hor schemes of a 'war of revenue."
hus undertaken, according to thc reports
mentioned, lo direct thc attention of French
statesmen to a scheme of loreign conquest,
thc main object of which is thc ejection ol
the British from Egypt, and the annexa
tion ot '.hat country to thc French empire.
Bismarck's Journal d' Alance openly ad
vises the French to prepare tor a campaign
to drive thc English mi! of Egypt and seize
the short cut P> India. All emissary sent
by Bismarck to Pari- ha- been preaching
thc same doctrino to M. dc Freycinet, witn
w hom he had thru- interviews before he
returned to Germany. Tho Debate frankly
adopts the suggestion, and judging froiii
French susceptil illly <>n iii.' Egyptian
question, the seed i- sown in fruitful -oil.
in the meantime, Sir Drummond Wolff,
working hard against French and Turkish
intrigues, hos unquestionably improved the
English position at Cairo. ' Russia ls also
suspected of playing ?ato tho hands of
France, in order to divert English attention
Slatters in the Balkan-are unchanged.
A sharp contest i- going on between I he
Klllll bil rs party and the regency, and in
.-pit<; of reports of seeming weakening of
thc Alexander party t!ie latter, backen hy
England, have not yet yielded on any ma
terial point to tin- Russian representative,
THOMAS POW KU O'CONNOII, M P.
v lu-ut i 'hrslnuts.
Thc proverb, "There is nothing new
under thc sun," is a very old one. and
would -cern io point to thc existence ul the
chestnut far away in the dim pus!. Of
late, ridicule, if not opprobrium, ii i- been
tho lot of the chest DUI, ami yet chestnuts
arc not wholly undeserving consideration.
Homer is a chestnut; Shakespeare is a
chestnut; thc ocean is a chestnut; the moon
is a chestnut; ilie Declaration of Indepen
dence is a chestnut. Tin- best flights of
humor that divert the world arc chestnuts.
Plots of play- and of novels arc chestnuts.
All sermons are chestnuts. There :'- noth
ing new under thc -un. No sooner is a
fresh discovery made than it is found to bc
a chestnut. Every new invention is traced
to a chestnutty origin. Why, thou, should
the chest mn have fallen into sm.h discredit
tVhy should not tin- man who has heard a
a good story for the first lime be permitted
to 'ell it to a company of friends in order
to alford them thc same diversion it lins af
forded him, without being reproached a- a
purveyor of chestnuts? His Intentions ure
of thc best, ile docs not d( -ci vc the sneers
of thc man w ho has had the good or thc
bad bu tune to hear it before. Ho does not
deserve to bc terri lied from making himself
entertaining according to the best means
known to him, in tlit- lear ol' insult because
somebody else may have already told what
he, lins to tell. Then, too, I lie man over
ready to shout "< liest nut" i- an offensive
egotist, who considers that what he lins
heard and en joyed should not he heard and
enjoyed by others who may be present
when thc unhappy story teller attempts to
he entertaining. Jt it better to he a teller
of thrice-told tale-, over am! over again,
than to bc an impolite mid aggressive b >or.
There is no mern in lin vi rig heard a story,
There may bc much mcril in thc telling ?f
even a "chestnut" in a bright and elTeclivc
manner. Besides, leo, noblefme obliye. To
wound u mun s feelings wantonly lor no
greater cause than his effort to um usc lo
the best of his ability is not the act of a
gentleman. To shout "cliestnut" require
no wit in the utterer; ?nd finally, this de
nunciation of chestnuts i- becoming as
much of a chestnut as is thc stalest chest
nut it is intended lo extinguish.
The AndiTHon Wire Marderer.
.lap. Davis, the white man who shot and
killed hi? wife in thc Sl/ihtown neighbor
hood of Anderson, surrendered on Monday
to a nephew of bis fi url was < a/rjed to
Anderson nod lodged in thc county juli.
His victim was buried on Sunday from
Pisgah church. She was the (laughter of
Alexander Moore, a worthy and substantial
farmer, und leaves five child roil, the elite?.',
a daughter, being tlfleen years old. At
thc time she was shot she wa* walking
with her daughter and n son, one of them
H short distance liefore her, thc other fol
lowing behind. The gun used by Davis
was loaded with eight penny nail- mid -hot
and the load took terrible effect, both the
unfortunate woman's eyes being -h'-i out.
Davis has Is-en living on Mrs. Martha
Bryant's plantation where he was a renter.
He is said to IK; a lazy, shiftless man, fre
quently removing from one place to an
other, but there seems to bc no reason to
doubt timi bc is insane with suicidal and
Ills son says he attempted to shoot Mrs
Davis fifteen months ago and was Induced
to desist with tillich diulcult-y. J?r. Frank
Smith says Davis railed on him som., L'me
ago and asked for rruidleine with which to
kill himself, and on being given a narcotic
with thc assurance that it w as deadly poison
took it ot a gulp.-(lirenrtUe Jfeict.
It is stated as a novelty that a plumber
has failed in a Western town, lu a great
many Western towns there is so little call
for water that * plomber would not only
??tl, bat starve.
EXPLODION IN A POWDER P/MrrOItY.
Fragment* vf Human llodlcii Picked l i> Halla
Mlle from thc Sr.-ni
Burrow, N. V., September .10.-A ter
rific explodion occurred nt the Dilmar
Powder Works nt Bnychester, ou thc Hnr
Icm river hrnuch Ol the New York and
New Haven railroad, about 10 o'clock this
morning, resulting in the instant death of
lour men employed in th?, factory. Thc
explosion occurred in thc packing house, a
Olie-Story traine building '-?Ox-M feet, in the
? enter of the grounds and about two hun
(Ired yards from thc main factory, a large
building near the water, where the bulk of
the giunt powder and nitro-glycorino used
?ti the acqueduct works ls manufactured.
The men were hard at work putting up
and packing cartridges, when suddenly an
explosion occurred, shattering the building
t'> splinters and blowing leur tuen to fra;:
ments. The exploding powder, of which
thous was a large quantity, shot up in tho
air te a height of fifty fi ct, and the splinters
of ?he building wire bl.?wu a mile away'
The names of the victims were Ernest
DrilleU, John Husch. Max SllufboU aud
Keililltirt. Nothing w as left-of them ex
cept fragments of their bodies. Hands,
feet, legs, arm?, pieces of skid!- backbones
and charred bits ol llesh were scattered hi
every direction from 500 to OOO feet from
the packing house
Mox Cnigcr, foreman "f the works, says
ih" xplosion was caused hy two men shoot
ing into tho building. Hu was in tho pack?
jag house, and on going out saw two men
who said tiny were shooting at squirrels,
lb-says he tlircatcucd them willi arrest,
and they became impudent. As tho exp!??
sion occurred the men were seen hurrying
Ii. II. Stansfield, Superintendent of thc
Theorite Powder Company near by, picked
np tl box full Of fragments Of "the dead
men. A number of others nssistcd in tho
work, anil the remains were all put in a
In np to await the action of the Coroner.
< '. .? man had a family in Germauy, and
iii" others were said to bo single. Their
eli '!iin.r w as burned lo shreds.
The main factory of thc Dilmar works
was nearly wrecked, one of tho buildings
being blown ?<> pieces, exposing the Inte
rior. Alter th? explosion thc lower lim
bers of thc building took fire and burned
fiercely. A large tree near by was torn up
by thc roots, and a number ol other trees
w. ie blown away. Thc ground tor half a
mile was strewn with fragments of the
?lead, splinters, packing paper, icc.
The violence of the explosion shook
houses in Harlow, across Ibo cock from
Bayehcstor. Many windows in .lohn Kl
li'-i's Hay View lietel at Pelham bridge,
over a mile aw ay, wen- shattered. Tims.
Din wood io's blacksmith shop at Westches
ter was shaken violently, and w indows in
many houses in thc same village were
br< ken. This ls tin- second explosion that
has occurred in tin se work- this year.
While Tli re ls Life Thora ls Mope.
Many of the diseases ol' this sea-on
of the year can bc averted by a sundi
amount of care and nt lillie cost, by
the timely use of EWUAKK'S TOCA/.
( ll NC! ION \ Co lt Ol VI..
ll cures Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Chol
era Morbus and like complaints. ?Yo
tra veter should be without a bottle, as
it will prevent any disease that would
no doubt arise from the change of
water, food and climate, without its
USO. The most valuable medicine in
thc WOlid, contains all the best and
most curative properties of all other
Tonics, bitters, etc., etc., being the
greatest Blood Purifier, Liver Regula
tor and lalo mid Health-Restoring
Ag' nt in existence. For Malaria,
Fever and Ague, ('hills and Fever,
Dyspepsia, Indigestion, .Sick Head
ache, Nervous Headache, Chronic
Rheumatism, etc., etc., it is truly n
Herculean Remedy, lt gives new life
and vigor to tho aged. For ladies m
delicate health, weak ?'.nd sickly edi! 1
drou, nursing mothers, bee circulars
wrapped with bottle.
ClIAIU.KSTON, S. C., Sept. 1, 188?.
II. H. EWBANK, ESQ., President of
Tho Topaz Cinchona Cordial Co.,
Spnrtaiiburg, S. C.: Dear Sir -1 have
used a case (d' your Topaz Cordial in
my family, and as a Tonic and Appe
tizer I can cheerfully recommend ii lo
all who arc su fieri ng from Debility
and lack of appetite. My children,
especially, have bcon much boncfilted
by its usc. Respectfully,
Af-k your druggist for EWBANK >S
TOPAZ CINCHONA COKLMAL and lake
'i'm. TOPAZ CINCHONA COKDIAT. Co.,
* Spartanburg, ?. C., C. S. A.
l'un ni lin- Willie Sulphur,
From the Rich mond l)i*/>atc?t we take tho
following list of entries lor thc mule race
at the \\ hite Sulphur:
W. -I. NV. -May mulo Sibutantc, out of
School, by Toleration; dam, Dani Fresh.
Hider, lt. T. \V., Jr.: colors, white and
G. A. G.-Bay mulo Lightning, by
Thun 1er, out of Electricity; dani, (?nick.
Hider. E. T. .M. ; color, blue.
E. 'I'. M. Hay mule Cocktail, by Bran
dy, out ol' Class; dam, Lively.
.1. L, .Morning Germain, (-ul ol Time,
by Gracious; dam, Warm. Kider, W. S.
(/'. ; co ors, orange.
W. s. (.'.-Hay mule Group, by Conceit,
out ot Admiration; dam, Disappointment.
Kider, .1. I) ; colors, pink.
S. C. -Hay mule M atoll, Olli of Lover's
Leap, by Sulphur; dam, Ki-ky. Kidd, I",
ll il.. .lr. ; colors, \\ bite.
I'. II. H.-Kay mule Chaperon, by Gos
sip ont of Flirtation: dam, Nuisance.
Kider, S. C. ; colors, red.
W. !.. S.-Bay mule Milk, by Adultera
tion, out of Economy; dam, Water. Kider.
.J. s. W. : colors, lavender.
.J. S. W.-Bay mule .Mule, out of Stub
born ness, by Stupidity; dum, Lookout.
Kider, W. E. S. ; ( idol's, red mid w hite.
The second race, open lo all mules, ?ne
sncctive <>f size, agc, color or previous eon
(lition. Prize, botijo Of sulphur water.
Thc following w ere tho entries:
W. s. C.-liny mulo White Kuioliur
Helle, out of City, by inclination; dam,
Fascinating; colors, orange.
II. T \V. Hay mule White Sulphur
H.-in, out of KunnS, by Tiger; dani, Krokc;
colors, while and blue.
S C.-Bay mule Saratoga, out of Fash
?on, by While Sulphur; dam, .Jealous, col
.J. ?J. Hay mule Sulphur Water, out of
I Spring, by Dipping; dani, Smell; colors,
G. A. (J.-Bay nuiju Mint Julep, out of
Bar-Room, by Order; dum, Good; colors,
.11 n M y ol mu.
Account* of the massacre of Catholic
missionaries and con vet ts in southern
(.'bina show ll,at ib/pAvcc Ot martyrs is hy
no means exiin?Vr* * rifler Terrace, who
had lived for nine yenY^in Vuiumh, U'liejl
a mob surrounded Jv. house ut night,
gathered his followers in tho chapel, gave
the last absolution, went to tlie door, and,
presenting himself to Hie rabble, said:
"Hore am I to answer for all." He was nf
once cut down by sibres. Fallier Becket,
young priest in Tongking, saw a number
of nip ?Kf/iyjori-H beheaded, and then, refus
ing to lie bound ra blindfolded, offered his
neck to thc executioner without s tremor,
Father Chan-let, ordered fe descend io the
placo of extention, ns hundreds of his coli
verts had done, said: "I shall not go so far.
If you want my head come and get it."
The swords made short work of him where
UtS?tKIl AL rVKWK ITB?HI*.
Fact? of Iplcrf?! U?Hir>rr* from Varlou?
Secretary Bayard luis gone lo Boston on
a short vitiation. , ,.
Earthquake shocks were felt nt Smith
ville, N. C., Monday night:
There was an earthquake shock in Au
gusta, Ga.. Monday afternoon.
Oliver Amos was nominated for Gov
ernor hy tho Republicana of the Bay Stute.
The Columbus Knights cf Lahor have
put a ticket in thc Held for both city and
YV. G. Allen, ot Sf nilli Carolina, has
been appointed United States Consul nt
Hiedras Negras, Mexico.
The latest French operations in New He
brides indicate thc permanent occupation of
Three men arc entombed in Winthrop
mine, Mich., and it is not believed they CUD
bc rescued alive.
China intends to issue, a loan for fifty
million dollars, for thc construction of rail
ways in the empire.
Johu LVcu Co< k, the well known Vir
ginln author and book maker, died Mon
day in Clark county, Virginia.
TIlC cattle plague is proving most distlS*
to us out West. Several thousand* have
been killed in order to slop thu spread.
Mr. Bl tine and Mr. Carlisle Ugrco upon
one thing, tho continuation ol the internal
revenue tax on whisky and tobacco.
Thc Prohibitionists and Knights of Labor
in Atlanta have united on a ticket fer the
Legislature, called "Thc Law and Order
Secretary Manning w ill resume his duties
as head of tho Treasury Department as
soon us cool weather sets In.
Cluvcrius is fond of Howers, and female
sy m pat Iii /.ors are banal lo grad fy his taste
in that respect, w hile weeds are tank, per
hups, on Lilian Madison's grave.
.!. Frank H?rden was shot and killed by
Caleb .bmes Tuesday in Metropolis, III.
burden had recently married Jones's di
vot ced wife.
Thc Democrats of New Jcrscv in con
vention yesterday nominated Robert (. cen
for Governor on thc ll rat ballot ove x
A : bree year-old son of J. M. Robinson,
ol Pishing Crock factory, foll from au
upper -tory window, Wednesday, and was
Ii is said thal between 500 and 1,000
bricklayers and plasterers can secure work
in Charleston during the coining winter
and spring nt $ 'I per day.
Thc Hartford Courant says; "Nothing
will keep Wiggins from prophesying ?ts
c.mt tl H the newspapers will continue to
scare people by printing his bosh."
it is saki (hat bleeding a partially blind
horse nt the nose will restore him to sight;
So much for thc horse. To open li man's
eve- you must bleed him in thc pocket.
The Louisville Courier^Journal in de
noiuicing corsets tciN of a p<<d mortem
willoh revealed a woman's liver act nully
cut in two by tight lacing.
A band of discharged Chinese soldiers
math! a descent on n lending pawn shop in
lliichongon August bl, and murdered. Ibo
proprietor and l<5 of his employees.
Tho cholera is siill raging throughout
.lapin. Between August 28 and Septem
ber 5 inclusive, niuo nays, bi,Mis new eases
wore reported. Over 0U per cent, of those
Superintendent Larkin, w ho has charge
of (ho heisting .uni setting nf (he granite
on thc capital building ni Atlanta was killed
last Monday by a piece of stone Weighing a
ton failing from tho third -tory on jilin.
Tuesday night .lames Doherty, of Brook
lyn, N. Y . pounded his wife ?ill shelled,
leavlug her children. The father then set
lire n? the house, locked the door on lib
children ?nd went away. Thc children
Mr. Bartholomew, thc Hartford default
er, was a niau ol very simple habits. Ile
lived modes I ly mid economically, anti never
smoked or drank. Ho also wore shabby
clothes, pretended to be stingy and was n
A Galveston dispatch, dated thc 20lh,
says At noon there ure no signs of Wig
gins'* pr?dit led disturbance in this section.
Tho weather which has been rainy and dis
agreeable for several day-, today broke
clear and continues pleasant.
Talk as he may, nothing Jileases a ma i
so much when he enters a hotel as lo hove
the clerk behind tho desk address him fa
miliarly and anxiously inquire after his
health, lt tickles his vanity and makes
him believe that he is a bieger man than he
Some days ago lin managers of the Au
gusta Factory >ent a sjicciiil agcnl to New
Jersey lo employ operatives, paying their
way to Augusta. Saturday morning Iwcil
ty-nvoof thc new men arrived, but they im
mediately joined thc strikers and refused to
go to work in tho mill at till.
The Chicago Timen closes an article on
the apathy of that elly in respect to thc
suffering at Charleston as follows. "Thc
hog is a prominent element in thc business
of Chicago, and appears lo bc securing an
('(pially prominent position in the nature of
many of ils people."
In I lie Belgian mines workmen arc paid
cents a day; in the quarries "io cents
In tin- weaving industries full grown men
earned but $3n week, (hough at (du nt.
by organization and strikes, costing some
$15,OOO, they had SUCCedcd in getting
wages raised io a week.
Geronimo cl nins that, about four months
ago, he captured General Crook, und only
released lum upon obtaining a guarantee
that, after indulging in one more raid. I he
Ap!.ches might return to their reservation
lllimoli dod Thc .-lory has given ri-e to a
good deal of gossip in army circles,
Il now transpires thal George Bartholo
mew, thc TO years old defaulter, of Hutt
ford, has math; away with two million- ol
dollar-', lie his been systematically rob
bing every corporation with which he had
any connect!* n. Many failures arc ex
pected In Hartford on account of the peen
lotions of this hoary old rascal.
Fire broke out at 1.80 o'clock Sunday
morning in Deland, Y'ohi-ia county, I'la ,
and destroyed thirty buildings in I ho busi
ness part of thc town. It began in Wilcox's
saloon, ?md is thought to have been of In
cendiary origin. Thc loss is estimated al
$72,000. The insurance cannot ls: stated
because lite records are burned.
At Canton, on August '.'T, a Chinese girl,
aged 18years, underwent thc "Ling Chi"
execution, which is thal one picrc after
another of thc victim's body is cul away
until tho body is divided up into exactly
one thousand pities. The victim, as in
this case, always dies from los- ol blood
b/'.rc tho horror is completed. The wo
man hore mentioned was charged with huvv
lng poisoned her husband and three rela
lives Although it was shown, on oxaml
nation, llpitshc was innocent of thc crime,
thc p?opj? ut tho district Insisted on her
execution, which vl?;roy tinnily
A Pennnylvanln Town Khakrn t'p.
PHILADELPHIA, September 20.-A
special from Lancaster, IV, says: The
people of the borough of Elizulsdlitown
wen- badly frightened Inst night. About
ll o'clock two distinct shocks of earth
quake wcic felt. Thc shocks followed in
quick succssion, and scarcely had thc sonni!
?lied away whop thc buildings swayed
sulheic'ntly to catiso doors and windows lo
Love ia blind, but mnlritnony is a great
HR IO-A.BEI AO.
"Why, child,'" enid ma. "you startle mo
To seo you sit so uear that boy ;
In sh your actions you're toa free
Windi don't become n malden coy."
"A lioy I always wished to bc,
Dear mo, mid I'll pursue this pinn;
For ns that can't bc," said she,
"1 11 get as near as I cati."
Always lo debt-The letter B.
A bad slgO-A forged signature.
Too much beer ls apt to put mou at lager
Ignorance has no light; error follows a
Thc man who has no cheek seldom has
Man proposes, Clod disposes, and the gos
Fill a man with enthusiasm and no room
is loft for doubt.
The sweetest rest a man ever had is thc
rest bo linds in activity.
Ultra fashionable young men in some
cities affect light colored gaiters.
It is only natural that young ladies
should pine for a spruce young man.
Out of Italy's '??.000,000 inhabitants
only 1,000,000 subscribe to newspapers.
Thc mercury is respectfully informed
that there is more room at the bottom now.
The hcydoy of lift*-When u man be
P. J. Hacker sells young Hyson tea nt
:$0ets. per pound. Sold .">0 pound yesterday.
Tho mosl successful "nnti?saloon" man
is the man who doesn't drink.
There is one good thing about a dumb
waiter. It never expects a fee.
Bulwer was right; there's no such word
ns fail. It is moulded Into assignment.
Would it be just to say that all physi
cians partially get their living by pill-ago?
People who have nothing to do soon be
come tire?, of their own company.
Never borrow trouble. .The interest you
have to pay for thc accommodation is ex
Porfumcrs motto: "Take caro of thc
cent'- ..nd tho dollars will take care of them
Always speak kindly and politely to youl
help, if you would hnvc them do thc sann
Keep thy temper, keep thy purse, nm
keep thy tongue, if thou wouldst Ix; health
j ly, wcalthly and wisc.
"Kisses by mat)," says an exchange
Not any for ns. Wc want all our kisse:
to conic by female.
When death, thc great reconciler, lin
eon.e. it is never ?air tenderness that wi
repent of, but our severity.
The reason why so ninny young men ar
so fresh ls becauso they do not carn thci
Von cannot exp<ct a girl of thc period ti
stand tire because she ls accustomed to foo
Wo presume Cain's father-in-law wns ni
Nod follow, OS he got his wife from th
land of Nod.
City, State and county tax make a mai
groan, but carpet tacks will make bb:
S.nne women swallow Halten-ns bohle
swallow buttons, without any Idea of th
troulilc that may follow.
Say that your frock was "built," nt
mude, if you wish to bc In thc latest fast
A new story i\ entitled ' Thc Editor
Wallet." Wo have not rend lt, but w
know it must 1M- very Hat.
It takes n pretty Bmnrl phrenologist t
tell what is In a barrel by examining il
"Miss Florence, do you love beastsV
"Am I to consider that ns a proposal, sir?
was thc lady's quick retort.
There ls a little more night just now tba
day. The little difference wdll continue t
grow during tho fall and w inter.
In Biblical days thc foolish virgins m
glected t<> put oil in their lamps. In ot
limes the foolish virgins put oil on the lin
When in the enjoyment of perfect phys
eal health few of us really suffer from ci
The quickest w ay for n young mun t
Income a millionaire is to marry a millloi
Tri. hinosis linds new victims In thc Gc
man Empire, despite the exclusion of Iii
It is net what you have in your ches
but what you hnvc In your henri, tin
makes you rich.
Thc world lins been called a hubbh
This is probably because lt takes n goo
deal of soap to run lt.
A cook-book desorilles a dish calle
"Surprise eggs." These eggs turn out t
lu good in hot weather.
Short . sleeves ? never mnde pretty arni:
hut it is more than probnhle that prctl
aim - made short .sleeves fashionable.
Tin- house-fly ls very slow In Its mov?
men ls when you want it to go out of doon
but (pucker than quickness when it wanl
t.i come in.
An Oakland obituary notice referred to
deceased citizen ns having "gone to a haj
pier home." Thc w idow is about bringin
a libel suit.
"Which is right, Edward, 'Thowngosc
sin is death,' or 'Thc wnges of sin ar
death ." "Neither, Arambel; tho wages C
Bin is wealth."
Scene iii hotel Jo years henee: (inest t
poller Cnn you tefl mu what time it ls
Porter-Yes, slr; that'll cost you Ta) ecntf
Professor-"Does my question cmhai
in s you'.'" "Not nt nil, slr," replied th
student: "il ls quite clenr. lt ls thcnnswc
(lint bothers me."
Nothing isensier than fault-finding N
talent, no self denial, no character, ure r<
quired to set up in thc grumbling huslnesi
A physician In New York has writ te
an article in which he states timi n person'
disenso may be detected by lils or her hand
A Texan i d?tor in trying lp HUI one mn
killed three. .Tllli proves that a man I
never able to teil what ho cnn do until li
A man named Cannon, employed In i
foundery. went oil the other day loaded t
the muzzle, and on his return was prompi
Pope spoke of the tongue ns a valuabl
weapon; yet we have never heard of tl)
arrest of a woman for carrying a conecnle
More than four thousand devices fe
coupling have boen patented, and yet thom
ands nf bachelors and maidens go lt alon
in this country.
"What ls afoot now?"nskednn ncquulm
ance of a reporter who was rushing for th
ollie e. ''Twelve inches still," said til
BCrlbe, as he H|MH out of sight.
"Anil now, my dear brethren, what ?ha
I Hay morey" thundered tho long-wlnd*
minister. "AmenI came In scpulchn
Iones from tho absent-minded deacon In th
hack of the church.
A census of thc occupations of Waal
ington citizens shows Unit the prlncip*
branches of industry there sro holdln
oflleo and keeping boarding house.
It lins boen observed that people are tnoi
quarrelsome In extremely hot weather tba
at other times. This is probably'otolng I
their desire tb enjoy a little breeze.
It looks as though woman would suceet
In asserting her rights after a while.
Connecticut factory is turning out fot
thousand miling phis a day.
Thtsr* Unod OM Times.
Wc came across a Jourtoal thc other day
used hy Wo?. P. "Youdge & Co.. al Thon?
aston. Oa.. in thc yeal ?838; Od thu hack
edge of thc book was thc name of tho timi
in guilt letters. Its covers were very nindi
like those now in uso, except that the coi
ners were of white sheepskin. Wc found
thc following articles charged, to dil
ferent parties at the 'prices named. Thc
right hand column shows thc prices of the
same goods now :
One bandbox.$ 03 . . .
One washpot.'. 8 00 2 00
One bushel salt. 1 80 "?O
Eight His. coffee. 2 00 1 00
Half pound tea . 874 80
One spool thread . 8M
One pair socks. 80 28
One pound salts. 124 "*
Half pound powder. 024 20
One pound nails. 28 8
Eight yards calico. 4 00 48
Two and a half yds. home
spun . W
%0nc yard muslin. 1 28 0
One bottle castor oil. ?8 18
Ono pair brogan shoes. 2 28 1 80
One pair suspenders. 2 00 f)0
Three yards liusey.2 28 48
One set tumblers.... 874 2o
Six ami three-quarter lbs.
sugar. 1 084 00
Five yards bagging, twine
furnished. 1 80 OH
This firm sold during the month of De
comber $2.!IS0.:n*. according to thia jour
nal, and they paid three cents per pound
for cotton iii thc seed-equivalent to nine
cents ginned, A striking feature, in their
mode of doing business was slicking lo the
fractions, 10J, 124, 10J, p,(>- T,lwt w.ns :l
time when thc maxim, ..Many tl miekla
makes a minkie,'' was rigidly followed.
Wo found an item of one broken lille
comb :ll cents, but were unable to
find where they had charged a whole
ono, as our curiosity was aroused to
sec what they would charge for i!. These
were thc '.good old days" of which wc
have heard so much. From such days dc
II --.hu--- Courtesy.
In visiting business offices omi me?ls a
great variety of persons. Most arc kind,
courteous, and accommodating; others aro
fair to medium in these respects; another
class-fortunately very small -are in ill
humor nearly all thc time, full of gruff
ness, and cranky, having much of the na
turc of such unpleasant and fretful animals
as bears and porcupines; a fourth class aro
languid ind indifferent in their replies to
civil questions, and are apt to bc tinctured
more or less with a sort ol superciliousness
and a well developed sclfimpoiianeo.
These persons appear to think thal if they
would unbend, throw olT their awful dig
nity, and try to be accommodai lng, they
would not bc estimated al theil true worth
and importance. This class is generally
composed of young men who have more
conceit than good sense, and requires a
good many years for some of them to get
cured, the time required for a cure depend
ing upon'tho vigor of their mental constitu
tion. Thc newspaper man has met all
these characters and "sized them up," ftUll
can pigeon-hole them as rapidly as a postal
clerk can pigeon-hole letters.
A (? i nu Morin In 'levas.
Sr. Louis, September 20.-Advices fr an
tho southwestern coast of Texas, partiell
larry in the region south of tho Rio Grande,
and from some interior points, give no
counts of n great rain Mono ami much de
st rmi ion of property dining tho past ww k.
From September '^1 to '?i a tremendous
rain storm and hurricane swept over thc
vicinity of Brownsville, Texas, including
Matamoros. Tw enty six Inches of rain fe'I
up to the night of thc 28d, and the wind is
said to have reached a velocity of ne n ly
one hundred miles per hour.
( iver two bundled houses in Brownsville
were blown down ami a large number
damaged, rendering homeless some three
hundred families. In Matamoros over
three hundred houses were levelled and
ninny injured, Thc entire rear part cf the
city, embracing over thirty blocks, was
Hooded to a depth of from three lo eight
feet, and thc people living there were io
cucd only with thc greatest difficulty.
Marriage of n H?breu and Or ul Ile,
NEW HAVEN, Sept. 20.-Much surprise
was occasioned among tho Hebrews in ihL
City to-day when it was learned that David
Bretzfcldor, a young gentleman prominent
among the adherents of that tail li, inn!
married Miss Kiltie Cannon, of Br?>?d
street, a member of a strictly Hoi,ian Catii
olio family. Bretr.felder, who bs an cm
ployo of the post olllco, has IK on acquainted
with Miss Cannon for several years. Kev.
Father Maloney, of St. .Ddui's church,
performed thc ceremony In the presence of
a few friends of the cont rai ting parties,
None of Bctzfoldcr'a relatives km w that
he was to bo married. Hia best man w as
John Moran, and thc bridesmaid was Miss
Kittie Moran, lt is said thal Brelzfeldor
some limo ago went to Fattier Maloney
and told him that ho was ready to denounce
his failli and adopt Catholicity, and il is
understood that he did so. He belongs to
n highly respectable Hebrew family, bul
was willing to sacrifice everything iii" order
to win pretty Miss (.'anno?. "
CAN Ba HAD IV WANTF.D.- "Have yon
any malaria herc?" asked a lady wl|0
was looking at n rural boarding place for
her family. "Well," tadd tho landlady,
"WO hain't got none just now; folks
haven't u?ked for it; but we'll get it for
your family if you want it." Most folks
get malaria without wanting it. To get
rid of it? noxious effect?, use Brown's
Iron Bitters. Mrs. H. K. MacDonald,
Now Haven, Conn., says: "I Buffered
from malana for nearly aix year?.
Brown's Iron Bitters cured me complete
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Ho hns piirehaped iii..iitrollinu Intercut
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Tl Tl*.: hus spoilt $1,000 in roiiovntllip and
Improving tho buiidlnjia, ami is now muk'
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warineil with the host of wroiigliLirnii
furnaces, has hot an! colil water baths,
anti ilrsttClntM appointments it^n Hoarding
School hi evorj rcs peet.
No moro . vi? rlchei d ami aftoomnltsliot)
corpa '.i 'Icachofs is to bu fourni lu tb?
South, anti the Mu lc ami Art Department
aro uii?iii ?ia.ssi il.
Kuli session lu gins Soph inlier i, I880i
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ral. 0*o pill a dose.
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Motherhood ey in this respect eu.
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A pTeniliiKiit physician lately remarked
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