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A Dreadful Dlaaitrr.
An occident occurred Mouduy muralug
on tho Dod ham Branch ?>f the Bosu>. ano
Providence railroad, between Forest bJU
and Roslindalc, at what is known as Bussej
Park Bridge. The . o'clock train from
Dcdham, consisting of seven cars und hag
gage car. under charge of Conductor Til
den, broke through the bridge The en
glue and three cars weut over safely, but
live others fell through the bridge to the
road beneath, a distance of 80 feet. The
last ear. which was the smoker, turned
completely over and struck on top of thc
others, all being crushed almost out of
The cause of ibo accident is said lo have
been the breaking of the bridge. lt is
stated that the bridge ls a compatatively
new one, and thal the accident was caused
hy a truck of one of the ears giving away,
causing thc car to strike against the abut
ment of the bridge.
Thc smoking car after it fell caught lire,
but thc lire department was promptly on
hand and prevented any spread of the
llames. The bodies ot* the dead have all
been removed, and of the wounded some
are al hospitals and some have boen taken
home. The latest estimate of thc casualties
is ;;? killed and about 50 wounded.
That the horrors of lire were not added
lo thc terrible disaster was due to thc
promptness with which relief was sent. A
chemical engine from Koslindale was at
the scone within SO minutes after the
wreck occurred, brought by a letter-car
rier, who gave an alarm of Uro upon ob
serving Haines issuing from thc d?lais. Thc
thunes were soon extinguished anti the lire
men then did excellent work in rescuing
thc injured. The stoves hi all the cars
were securely fastened to the Moors by iron
bolts and Ibo doora of Ibo stoves were
locked. In only one car did the stove up
set, although in one instance a stove was
smashed ch ar through the roof of the car
iu which it had bien.
A case of extraordinary pluck on thc
part of a woman occurred at JclVerson
Medical College, Philadelphia, recently.
The lady applied to have a tumor removed
from her arm. Tile physicians decided to
have tho operation performed in the pres
ence of the st nih nts. and when the hour
for the clinic arrived arrived the Indy was
invited into tho amphith??tre. The doctors
told her thal they would have to adminis
ter ether, as the operation would prove
very painful. She refused to allow this to
be done, and then the physicians tried to
induce her to lake a glass of brandy, which
she likewise re I used. They next offered
her a glass of wine, bul the lady simply
waved it away, saying that she would be
able to undergo the operation.
The doctors consulted for a moment and
decided tc take thc woman at her word and
go ahead. They bared her arm to the
shoulder, laid her on her side and then
buried the knife in thc Mesh, cut a big gash
over six inches in length, pulled Ma- bleed
ing pieces apart, removed the tumor,
scraped thc linne and then sewed the paris
together. During all this time thc patient
never moved. Not a cry escaped her. and
as she gritted lier teeth her face became as
white as a sheet. Thc physicians ami stu
dents looked on with amazement at the
plucky woman and marveled how she
could endure the terrible pain without a
Whimper. After thc op?rai ?on was over.
Dr. Urinion, turning to thc (loo students,
said: "There is not a man among you who
could have stund this operation as heroic
ally as this lady has. "
Oaring and .llvilcrlouu Murder,
A darin.:, and mysterious mulder was
committed in ( lliarlcstotl Thin s lay. William
Henry Baxter, a colored boy sixteen years
old, employed al Wena r's ?ron works, on
i ho lbeck alley, was called to thc Moor by
some boys. When Baxter reached the
door, one of the boys stabbed him in thc
left breast. Frank Whitman, a black
smith, was at work in the rear of the build
ing, and say s he saw two or three boys
come to the door and heard them call Max
tor in a few moment bc saw Baxter return
and cling fora little while to his bench,
then fall to the Moor, Baxter Vomited,
shook as if in convulsions and died in a
few minutes. No one was found who saw
thc blow struck. Thc wound was made
with a w ide blade, probably a dagger. It
entered the breast jus' above thc left nipple
and evidently pierced the heart. Mr. T.
W. Sires, manager of thc ?ron works, found
llaxter dying. The hoy- was then taken
home. Nobber thc lather nor mother of
the boy knew of any quarrel thal might
have led to the murder. The police aro
now working on tia- matter. Whitman,
the blacksmith, thinks ia,- ((mid identify
one of the mullereis. Thc scene of thc
murder was between Meeting and King
streets-a public, open spot-Hie crime was
Committed in noonday.
While delving for informatica on the
subject Of the eil y's health, I ascertained
what I believe is not generally known in
Now Orlean8-that leprosy exists here to a
considerable extent, il has been known
in a vague sort of way that there were
some cases of the dreaded disease in the
lower parishes, but not that it prevailed to
any extent in Xew Orleans. There are
now under treatment in the Charily Hos
pital no less than ls cases. I am informed
that the victims nf thc disease do not know
with what they are alluded, and are going
about their usual vocations. OIK of these,
a woman, is a cook.
I am told the nature of their disease is
concealed so as to spare them from isola
tion. Perhaps the distinguished medical
gentlemen at the hospital know liest what
is proper in the premises, imt thc unpreju
diced observer would say, far better these
unfortunates be shunned and forced into
isolation than that they spread the malady
by contact and by bearing children, which
they are now lu danger of doing inno
cently.-Cor, Chicago Tums.
11.- "Holiness Bvangellata,"
A special to the News inn/ Courier, dated
Haleigh, N. C., .March 14, says: "Yester
day a party of people known as 'Holiness
Evangelists' arrived here. Some were
while and some colored, In the afternoon
one of them-a woman--preached on the
street. Last, night they went to thc col
ored churches, where Ino most, oxtrnordi
tobi the negroes that all jewelry must be
given up. They took earrings from the
ears of negro women, and they took also
other jewelry. They kept this and have
not returned it. To day the negroes are
greatly excited about this matter, and have
made complaint to the .Mayor. One of the
Evangelists ls reported as having pulled
down pictures in the colored church, say
ing they must bc bumed. Mayor Dodd
issued orders this afternoon that hereafter
neither these Evangelists nor the Salvation
Army shall bc allowed lo conduct services
on the streets. These Evangelists arc sahl
to lie the same w ho were ordered out of
Columbia, S. C., by a vigilance committee."
Are tho words used by a lady, who was
at one time given up by the most eminent
physicians, and left to die. Reduced to n
moro skeleton, pale and haggard, not able
to leave her bcd, from all those distressing
diseases peculiar to Buffering females, such
as displacement, leucorrho a, Inflammation,
etc., etc. She began taking Dr. Pierce's
"Favorite! Prescription, and also using the
local treatments recommended by him. and
now,.sho says, "as good as new." Prlco
reduced to one dollar. By druggists.
'i'*i bi- tear in his a<-< minta la, hi a eaah
Jer, a i i hue; In a reporter lt ls a
Winnini ? M mnl i nie. I'lUCH.
Leproay lu ,\i-\? Orleann.
.'Ai Wood n? New,"
UICNKRAL, IX KW 8 NOT KW.
Hmm ol Interest UatUered from Various
Beecher's lifo is being written iu baste by
nt least a dozen umbitious scribes.
A lire ut Lumlierton, N. C., on Monday,
destroyed 17 buddings. Loss $100,000.
The Prince and Princess Colonua are to
visit Papa Mackay in .May or June.
The French Chamber of Deputies, hy a
v,>tc of His to 848, has passed the bill sur
Moonlighters have wrecked thc houses
of ten tenants on Gen. Stewart's estate In
West Clare, lrelaud.
Dr. T. G. Ford, of Louisiana, having
been pardoned by the Governor, has been
released from the parish prison.
Mrs. L. C. Duet and her child were
killed hy a locomotive while walking on
the track at Gainesville, Fla.
Mr. Parnell reports his health much lui
proved and his appearance ls said to cou
Jinn his report.
Lieutenant, now General, Cicely, ol tho
Signal Service, is lecturing lu Washington
on Arctic subjects.
Mr. Blaine ls lo go to Europe iu May. if
he docs not chango his mind before that
Miss Cleveland dined with Mrs. Beecher
at the latter's home in Brooklyn ou Sunday
Cardinal Manning has heartily endorsed
thc policy advocated by Cardinal Gibbons
towards the Knights of Labor.
Thc official arrangements for thc World's
Exhibition iu Paris in ISSU, arc now com
The total of persons killed in thc nul
road wreck is now put at 2-1, and th?
w ounded at about 1?0.
Wm. H. Travers continues to grov
weaker and now sccs nobody but his inti
Gcnoral Sheridan ts lo build a summe
home near New Bedford, on thc Mussaclui
Senator and Mrs Edmunds will not lenv
Washington for Vermont until thc midd!
Senators Sherman and [ngalla, with th
oilier members of their Washington part\
have arrived at Havana.
Thc Now York, coopers have renounce
all allegiance to the Knights of Labor, au
have gone buck to work at reduced wage:
The melting of snow and icc is cnusin
overllows of the Missouri river and i
Kx-Aldertnat) O'Neill is said to pass li
leisure lime in Sing-Sing in tho carne:
Study of St. Augustine's confessions.
The health of ex President .lames I
Fish continues to grow worse, and it
thought that he will bc pardoned to avol
his death in jutson.
The British aristocracy is being dil
ci ally "worked" in tho etl'ort lo insure
largo attendance at Mrs. .lames Brown Pc
tor's debut, which occurs on ibo 20th inst
Liz/.ie McGowan, aged 15 years, of Ct
copec, Miss., while tempi rar Uv insan
took sufllcicnt Paris: green to kill 25 pcrsoi
and died in l? minutes.
An engine and teador went through tl
railroad trestle near Marietta Ohio, kilih
thc engineer and the Aroman and serious
scalding the conductor and a brakeman.
The report that there was a coolness I
tween the President and Secretary Km
colt is denied by thc pres* and denouue
hy Mr. Clovclaud.
Finnie Kusch, a Mew Orleans with
who follow ed tho occupation of rag pichi
was found dead in bcd with $'1,400 CO
coaled about her shabbily-furnished rooi
The white and colored women In Kans
are being organized to vote at tho comii
spring election which promises to bc an t
Beyond a lew scrimmages In Loud?
derry and elsewhere, St. Patrick's day w
observed iu nu orderly manner ihroughc
Thc New York Engineering .Xi ir* sa
tho disaster on Forest Hill Bridge, m
Posion, was duo to its defective const rt
Thc Treasury Department has rccciv
au opinion from thc tlrsl Controller, to t
effect that Congress failed to approprii
moue}' for the agricultural .stations.
Tho Illinois Legislature has voted do\
a resolution to .submit a prohibitory amer
mont to the people at tho next general eli
lion. Thc vote was Bli yeas, !)H nays.
An Ottawa, Ont., dispatch says thal ;
Other fast sailing schooner has been add
to thc fisheries protection cruiser licet I
use during the coining Bummer.
The French Chamber of Deputies, bj
vote of 828 against 238, approved thc I
imposing a duty of live francs per 1
kilos on wheat imports.
The case against the parties churned wi
the shooting of Culbreath, in Kdgetie
has been postponed, on the ground of ?
si nce of defendants' witnesses.
The Governor of Tennessee has slgl
the bill submitting to the people a prohi
timi amendment lo the Constitution. '1
election will be held next September.
The silk mills in Union Mills, N.
have been obliged to shut down, owing
the strike in the mills at Paterson. O
200 nu n and women arc out of cmpl
At a meeting of Congregational mil
ters in Chicago a Statement highly eulo,!
tic of the Kev. II. W. Beecher was adop
und ordered placed 011 the records.
The Duchess of Otranto committed i
chlo at Paris Tuesday by blowing ber bru
out with a revolver. She was ovcrw rou,
with grief at thc recent death of ber li
Charles Reilly, the famous short stoj
the Princeton Brow its for several seas
past, has just been secured by thc Sav
uah Southern League Club.
When last heard from, Secretary Bay
had met the lady only twice to whom
is said to bc engaged, both of those th
having been in public places.
The British war ellice authorities li
made arrangements for transportation fr
Canada to London during the coming 1
-.011 of 8,000 horses for artillery trains.
The Hon. Willis I'. Pocock, twice Atl
icy General of Virginia and a member
he Constitutional Convention of iv
lie ! Monday in Appomattox county, nj
Stockholders in Kichmorid and W
Point Terminal want President Sully
'OSlgO, in order that they may elect, i
ninan to his place. They say Mr. Si
s too fond of sjM'culatlon.
Some boys in Augusta tried to pla
iraclicai joke on the Salvation Army
ti explosion of powder in an adjoin
louse. Quite a panic ensued, but DOD?
Dominick Gray, who killed his inf
hild in Its mother's anns and nearly kll
he mother a few days ugo, died on Sum
ililli in a hospital in New York from
bettors from Prague refer to an cai
uako on Saturday around Pe/Ibram, 1
ny that the village of Birkenlierg was
1 roy cd, tho inhabitants taking refuge
On Tuesday Robert Furnace and Jc
i nnings, two farmers, while c rossini
abroad track about a milo from Nokon
H.. in a wagon, were struck by a !i
nd instantly killed.
The strike on thc Mahoning divlslor
he New York, Pennsylvania ami 0
nil way ?till continues, but trains are r
lng ami freight ls liebig handled ns fofl
Over 700 architectural Irou workers lu
Cluciuuatl and Covington have struck.
They dcmaud nine hours for work aud tho
same pay they now receive for ten hours'
When Theodore Tillen was told of Mr.
Beecher's death and asked whether he had
anything to say, he shook his lund sadly
and answered: "No; it will do no good
There will ho lour nu n lu (he United
Buttes Senate who think tiny rOSCUlblc
Edwin Booth', but only oneof then?, Daniel,
of Virginia, really hems any resemblance
to the great tragedian.
The British Cabiuet has decided on a land
purchase chemo based upon revised rent
nls. I nder this scheme, therefore, land
lords will fare worse than (hey would un
der Mr. Gladstone's bill.
T. J, Brennan, who has been the private
secretary to Secretary .Manning, will be
made corresponding secretary ol tho West
orn National Hank, New York, of which
Mr. Manning is to bo president.
Thc listless manner in which the Mar-1
(juts of Lorne has bceu discharging many
of his recent public duties is explained by
tho announcement thai, ho is engaged on a
political essay of considerable magnitude.
There is a rumor in London that (he
Kmperor ot Germany will abdicate his
throne on the 22d inst., but lu this country
it is thought that he abdicated some lime
Alfred S. While, tho fastest stenographer
ill the wor'd, who was reported missing
from his home In New York last week, has
been found in Chicago in ii high state of in
dignation against thc mau who attributed
his absence to opium.
Some Democrat i ollttciaus in New
York are howling vc. Mayor Hewitt's
appointment of Ji. P 0. Boyle?, to bo
President of tho R> ' of Hen I th. Tho
Objection is that Hoyles is a Knight of La
The Baltimore Manufacturer?' Itecordis
officially authorized lo nnnouuee thal Hie
new cottonseed oil mills, about which there
has been much discussion, will positively
be built, all reports to the contrary not
It ts8cmi-oflicia)ly slated that IT persons,
mostly students, have been arrested lor
connection with ibo recently discovered
plot to assassinate Ibo Czar. One of thc
prisoners is a woman.
Thc Republican members of tho Phila]
del pula delegation lu the House of Kcprci
scntatlvcs has decided unanimously to re
arrange the congressional apportionment
for Philadelphia, so as to provide ? Demo
eratic district for Mr. Randall.
Thc annual meeting of tho National As
sociation of General Passenger and Ticket
Agents of the United Stutt s and Cunada
began at thc Arlington Hotel, Washhigtou,
Tuesday. Olllccrs were elected for the cn
A lady was importuning Loni Rothschild
to direct her son Into ll paying business.
"Madame," said he, "any business is good
selling mulches even is a splendid business,
if you do enough of it."
Thc wife of Senator elect lliscock, ol
New York, is said to be "attractive ami
petite," with an idea in the back of lu i
shapely head that Statesmanship begat
when her husband was born.
Doyle's stntuc of General Albert Sydiiej
Johnston has been successfully cast by (lu
Ames Company, of Chicopce, .Mass , ??in
will bc unveiled with appropriate ccrcmo
oles at New Orleans next month.
Senator McPherson, of New Jersey, cab
' a bowl of mush and milk before going lo ;
Washington dinner and one on his rollin
lhere from. Ile eats little or nothing at tin
dinner and drinks no wine. In this waV
he says, be is enabled to retain his health
Rx Assistant Postmaster General Brad)
of Star Route lanie, is soon to marry Mrs
Yates, a handsome widow, who has bcci
for several years a clerk in the Sixth Au
(liter's ofllco at Washington. Oefi. Brairj
was loft a widower about two years ago,
Thc committee of Washington mcrchaiil
having in charge tho arrangements for ?
carnival, after the style of (hat held in Nev
< ?ricans, have decided to postpone the i von
until next fall. They still Insist, however
(nat au unprecedented carnival will bc heh
ai that lime.
Gen. R. s. Bragg, of Wisconsin, i- e<>n
lin? d to bis bonn in Pond du Lae by blind
ness. His eyesight failed bim while h>
was i ail driving and paralysis has complete
Iv blinded one eye. The general think
ih:it his loss of sight is noi permanent.
Thc; Philadelphia /,'rr->rif announces ol
thc authority ol (Jarrett I hal the llalthnor
and Ohio will he at the head ol the nev
railroad combination, that he has not soh
mit to Gould or anybody elsi , und he wil
not part w ith his telegraph or express bust
A dispatch from Ottawa, lil., where lb
Supreme Court is in session, slates that "i
hearing of arguments on a motion fora nev
trial fur thc sovcu condemned llaymarkc
Anarchists, began Thursday morning. Th
court room was crowded willi spectators
Decision has not yet been rendered.
Thc Government lias begun its sui
against thc Hell Telephone Company in th
I tilted States Circuit Court al Boston. Th
suit ls to annul two patents held hy A. <!
Hell, un the ground that he was not th
original inventor and that the patents wer
Thc Pope has abandon) d the idea of ii|
pointing Cardinal Schlnllino to tho Pa pi
Secretaryship of State, made vacant by th
death of Cardinal Jucobini, in COUSCquoilC
of thc opposition of Germany and Austri
to the appointment lt is now ex pee tc
that Cardinal Yunnutclli, Papal Nuncio fl
Vienna, will be appointed.
Advices from RllStchllk slate that th
recent executions at that place have OXOi
Derated popular feeling in St. Petcrsblir
far more than the press is permitted to r<
veal. The clergy ute said to be especial I
aroused, und ure st longly agitating th
question of interference in Bulgaria.
At Mill river water works, near Bridgi
port, Conn., three quarrymen were (billin
in a hole w hich contained an UDCXplodc
dynamltocartridge. The friction explode
(he charge, instantly killing (wu of th
men. Peter Dully und an Italian name
Antonio, und seriously wounding ;!() mon
After.Mme. Nilsson's marriage in Park
on Saturday, the wedding parly drove to
hotel where a quiet bro'ikfasl w as served
"? shall not sing any more in public, sail
the newly made Countess, "oxcept Sil
hesitated-"well, perhaps once in a tvhll
for charity." The Count and Countess ii
?end to live in London, where they have
ni perh residence.
The Vigilantes or haw and Onie: ( lui
if Crab Oichard, Ky., waited on Mn
Eliza Fish, a Ihpior seller. They took h
mt in the yard and were whipping \ f
.vhen shots were fired from over th- . fg_(
md three of the Ku Klux wore Itift dosi
Their names are .John Long, WaVLf T/u
>in and John Hasty, There hyffo clue
A rooster on the plac? of Mr / 1
taith In Ked .?ak, n^;,!,; f j, mt?
veil and n mamcd\J?g? f .sixteen da'
shire it was dis.-^ 1UK, takcn out< T?
ilrd isa rcgo^jf J)r Taim(.,. ,m(| u ""
I riv'/f*1"1 health, and crov
,\\/HB If he had never experienced .?
-^President Cleveland has signed a petitli
isking the memliers of tho .Madison Hquiv
Theatre Company to go to Washington ai
<\fo a performance in the Interest of tl
,-.ors'fund, ile is said to bc thc semi
j 'dent who atllxed his signature lo in
, ,iinent, President Arthur bavil
*n a similar invitation to Kdw
i^'^Sftor Dorsey gavo a magnifi?e
lT!" "?V his hotel tn landon, at whh
H i l?lil f?>r 41 guests. Th
?f?,fi0 t(*H ,on** ,>a w"'
was decorated lavishly with rare Howers |
and fruits. The meuu cards were painted
with a separate design, that of Mrs. Nellie
Graut Satoris having a vory correctly paint
ed portrait of her father.
Lord Lausdowne has cabled his English
agents to oCor his tenants reductions of 15
per COllt. on die judicial rents and 25 ou tho
others-but with tho condition that they
pay half tho costs of all his efforts to com
pel them to pay tho full rents. Tho ten
ants decline this condition because these
costs will he more than the proposed reduc
Sunday the police of St. Petersburg were
informed that an attempt might be made
on thu lifo of the Czar on that day, lt being
thc anniversary of thc assassination of his
father, and as a result the police arrested
near the Imperial palace several persons
who were discovered holding dynamite
bombs tu their hands ready to throw them
at the Czar as he emerged. Two hundred
arrests have bccu made in all.
At a meeting of Richmond and Danville
security holders, in New York, it was de
cided to levy another assessment on tho
stock and pay off the receiver's certificates.
The plan of reorganization has bccu noti
fied to provide the payment of 2 per cent,
interest on new bonds in 1888 aud 5 per
cent, thereafter. It is also proposed to
foreclose the road and organize a new com
pany before July 1st.
.Jefferson Davis has written a letter con
tradicting the rumor that he was about to
visit Washington, lie says that he will
never see the Capital again. "It would bc
pleasant to view thc scenes which were
once BO'familiar to mc," he adds, "though
1 doubt if 1 would hardly recognize thc
city now, as it basso improved and grown.
Ni), I shall never again see Washington.
I'm getting too old to travel."
O.-car Wilde's mother, Lady Wilde, who
is famous as "Speranza." the patriotic poet
of the Dublin Nation, is said to be in such
straits that she will have to go to the poor
house or die of hunger, unless her country
men c. me to her aid. Uer husband, Sir
William Wilde, who died long ago, in
vested much of his money in lam! in coun
ties Wicklow and Clare, from which Lady
Wilde has not received nuy rent for six
Thc remains of Captain Eads have ar
rived at Jacksonville. Touching the cause
of his death lt is stated that ho suffered
from cold contracted winter before last,
but careful nursing, it was thought, would
bring him through.. On March 1 lie went
yac hiing with friends. On his rellim he
complained of severe pains in thc breast.
Medical advice was summoned and every
thing possible done to arrest the disease,
bul without avail, and at 12 o'clock on
Tuesday morning, thc 8th inst., he expired?
The family ot ('harlie Morris, colored,
living near Mlllcdgovtllo, Ga., twelve in
number, have recently been poisoned in
some mysterious manner. One child is
dead. Other members of the family are
in a critical condition, lt is supposed that
the poisoning took place on Friday, and
that it is tho outgrowth of voodooism re
cently practiced among tho negroes living
on (ha! plantation and in the neighborhood.
Thc affair is causing much excitement and
will bo investigated thoroughly.
I : l< : 11X11 ANNUAL ST AT K SI K N T
oi DM- Valley Mutual Life Aasoolatlon of
Vi ral n lu* an file?! with he Comptroller
General ef Sont n Carolina.
ASSETS OF ASSOCIATION.
Ponds and Mortgages which
aro unquestionably solvent $93, 77?5 87
Property, Heal Instate, Furni
ture and lixturos. 14,128 18
Cash on hand.. 4,018 17
Cash in hands of agents and in
process of collection,. 17,27<? G6
lotal Assets.8121?, lilt) 18
Individual credits due Mem
bers.$ 1,208 08
Amt. duo female assessment
account. 1,004 08
Bills payable. 15,000 00
Net Assets.?111,892 17
Iii.Ipili A Dliliursemenia Hurlen Year IM85.
Cash on baud December 31st,
1885 .$11,801 12
Premiums and Annuals.. 44,448 65
Interest on Redemption Fund
invested. 6,224 GI
Advance payments. 6,400 ll
Assessments. 185,782 48
Investments paid in. 11,211 30
Pills payable. 15,000 00
Aggrcgato Receipts.$283,492 55
Death losses pai l.8208,631 80
Paid Agents. 10,002 81
Advance, payments. 6,404 17
Salaries, postage,bixes, print
ing and all othor expenses. 28,023 10
Dividends. 8,640 00
Invcstinonts. 15,007 26
I discount. 817 32
Cash on hand Deeembcr 31st,
1880. 4,018 47
Amount of insurance in force
July i d, 188(5.$14,128,000
Amount of I man ance m forco
December 31st, 188(5.$11,152 (500
BXTltACT FROM REPORT OF HON. AJJBX. U.
ll. STUART, PRESIDENT, JAN. 1, 1887.
We ho-, j met every death loss as it
matured, and sinco wo commenced busi
ness-a little more than eight years ago
wc bavo paid to policy holders tue
aggregate amount of $801,529 32. In
Accomplishing this great work our policy
holders have for tho last eight years,
boon furnished with safo insuranco, at
less than one-half tho cost thoy would
have had to pay in most Northern In
munice Companies. This was proved/
hy actual figures, from authentic soured"
in my July Report of 188(5. ^
Active and reliable agents oatf obtain
i boral contracts by npplv?lft(C' to LER
HAOOOD, Manager, Coh ^^j^^ c>
The tVealera Uolo^ j" " UmA w
1 he Western 1 "jon Telegraph company
?PPM? to btv |n a wor?!C Wfty Umn CV(.?
t he staten (.nl fur t|1(, ,p,ftrU.r ending tho
1st inst^. snhmiued lo the directors Thurs
i?y, \*4 worst ever made. From rc|>orts
( <^ntly put out it was believed that th?
company would earn 1J per cent, for tho
jurrent quarter, but tho statement shows
only three fourths of one per cent, earned.
Even this is based on the usual "estimate,"
ind for the corresponding quarter of IORI
y ear the estimate was $390, 154 in excess of
what thc int nal earnings proved to lie.
bin- estimated net earnings nie tho smallest
iver reported. No dividend, either In cash
. r scrip, was declared, hut it was decided
IO issue $1.200,000 of new stock to take up
the scrip given for dividends last year. A
immiUee was appointed to form a plan
Tor laking up the, securities guaranteed hy
the Western I nion issuing therefor a col
lateral trust lamil nt live per cent.
..ll Knock* Hie 0pet*V
And everything in the nature of emp
ilons, blotches, pimples, ulcers, scrofulous
tumors, and incipient consumption, which
s nothing more nor less than scrofula of
[ho lungs, completely out of tho system.
lt -'imnlaicsnnd Invigorates the liver, tones
ip the stomach,*f*auTatcs tho liowels, pu
1 fi es the blood, nm) builds up tho weak
daces of the body. It ls a purely vegeta
.lc Compound, and will do more than ls j
homed fortt. We refer to Dr. Pierce'?\
. thhlen X'i teal ?imymr/f."
Tho best skirt-supporter*-A woman.
Makes tracks-The railroad buildor.
A stirring speech-"Poss mea spoon."
A regular toper is u very irregular citizen.
An Unfortunate man says ho has one suit
that will last him all winter- a lawsuit.
There arc two very loud colors worn by
schoolboys this season, rattan and yeller,
and they usually go together.
A smart young man picked up a flower
lu thc ball room after all the girls bad gone,
and sang, " 'Tis tho lost rose of some ber."
If conscience is what makes cowards of
us nil, there ought to be a great many very
brave men these days.
Young ladies who arc anxious to marry
should bear in mind that a scaled proposal
cnn bc sent by mail for two cents.
You can't expect a man to exert much of
an Influence in this world who ls too lazy
to exert himself.
"No more personal reflections!" exclaimed
thc editor in chief, as ho threw a crooked
looking-glass out of the olllce window.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man:
but for one man who cnn stand prosperity
there arc a hundred that will stand adver
"Why do you shiver?" was asked a poor
Utile boy at thc city hall. "That's the
only way I can keep warm, sir," was the
California is no longer the favored
ground of the miner Thc annual value of
thc fruit product is almost equal to that of
When Clara was asked w hat she would
do if a nice young gentleman should ask
her hand in marriage, she naively replied.
"1 don't think I'd no."
A German dermatologist says baldness is
catching. Yes, gentlemen with bald pates
complain that they catch it from all quar
It may be of interest lo know that a
chemist bas discovered that fair qualities of
rum and whisky can bc made from sorghum
A young lady recently made thc nsccnl
of Mont Blanc, lt is rumored that she
thought her husband was oil thc top with
A young man who left his charmer's
front gate in a hurried manner and lit nwnj
out in the street asserts that her father was
afflicted with palpitation of tho feet.
"Ma'ma, what is hush?" "Why, (har,
what makes you ask such a question?"
" Cause when 1 asked sister what made
hordrCSS stick out behind, she said 'Hush !' "
The Yankee seamen used lo bc thc best
in tho world. The crews shipped now a
days are almost wholly made up of men of
foreign nationality, chiefly Gel mans and
A Wyoming man recently blew out his
brains because he had thc rheumatism. ll
bc thought that his rheumatism w its caused
by too much brains he must have been sad
"A farmer's wife" wants lo know il wc
can recommend anything" to destroy the
"common grub." We guess the next
tramp that comes along could oblige y Oil, if
the family ca 'I stand your cooking.
It, will harrow up Ihe feelings of senti
mental people to learn that the ballad
"Combi Thro' Ibo Bye" does int refer lo a
Held of grain, but lo a little stream in Scot
land. There are others who use it to ri fl r
to a mixture of grain and w ah r.
An Inquirer asked what ho sin,old do
w ith a horse that w as troubled w ith pei ?od
leal dizziness, and thc editor answered hi
tin se words; "Our advice would bc lo
take the horse some day when he is liol
dizzy and sell bim to a stranger."
"What comes idter T?" asked n lon
of a small boy who was learning I he alpha
bet. "Von do, slr, to see Sister ?Josie.
There was au audible titter among the more
advanced pupils, which of course was
"There is a single sentence in thc En;
llsh foreign enlistment act which contains
six hundred words." A longer sentence
was that of a New York judge the other
day. In contains twenty years.
A southon! Dakota man recently prom
iso I his dying wife that ho would meei ber
in heaven. When tho fad became known
that tho man was an editor, the joke was
regarded as too good to keep.
The colored folksat Washington have ri
solved that tho Freedman's Bank swindle
was "the most sinful swindle that over
stained earth or slea ked high heaven."
This lets the trade dollar oui a little.
"Well, I swow! ' declared Farmer Jola . .
"these literary chaps have the durcie t
Ideas. Talkln' about the shudder of tin
grave! Now who ever heard of a hole in
the ground makin' a s badder'.' "
lu a recent letter to Dr. Morrison of
Baltimore, Mr. Beecher said: "Thc for
mutated doctrines, ns I hold thom, aro: A
personal God, creator and ruler over all
things; tho human family universally sin
ful; the need and Possibility and facts ol
conversion; the divine agi ney in such a
work; Jesus Christ the manifestation of
God in human conditions; His ofllce in ic
demotion supreme. I do not behove in tho
Calvinistic form of stating the atonement.
I do not believe in thc fall of the human
race in Adam, and of course, 1 do not hold
that Christ's work was to satisfy ibo Vaw
broken by Adam for all his posterity Tho
race was not lost, but has bcOrl .ascending
steadily from creation. I am LAI hearty ac
cord with revivals and lOV'ival preaching
w ith thc educating f. i;.s of tho church!
and in sympathy withal) ministers w ho in
their several wj^ryfi'8eek to i)uii,i ,,,, ,,"."
hilo the im.'.gc of Jesus Christ, by whose
faithfuliie^ generosity, and love I hope to
bc .savjc^'ftn(i brought home to heaven. "
A lliimnn Iii,.ly In . llarrel.
Thc Adams Kxpiess Company received
nt Dalton, Indlann, on thc 1 Ot li a barrel
from New York, via the New York A
New England railroad, for delivery lo the
American Express Company and to be for
warded to parties in New Brunswick. Tho
American Express Company refused to re
ceive the barrel on account of certain, gus
plcious marks on lt resembling blood. The
barrel was then taken bink to the train
office of the Adane Express. On the bar
rel ticing opeiK d the head of a woman was
discovered packed in straw, and enough
was seen to convince the officials that other
portions of a human body were contained
in the barrel. Thc hood was carefully re
placed and the barrel, with Its contents,
taken to .Jlnkhum's undertaking establish
ment, on Howard street. Although thc
lilian is surrounded by mystery, it was
generally l>ollovod that tho body was in
tended for some medical college.
A OCRKR FAMILY OF CHINKS InW come
to light near Now Brunswick. The Don
nu ads livo in a mis?rable hut in tho mit
skirts of the city. Tho i nully con.,mts
of ono woman and two men. Only OOO
of the men is ever seen, and Had i \.\,< n
ho goes into tho eily to collect n ula <>n
property. The woman has not been cen
for years. Their hut, is enclosed by a
"stockade" fence of heavy timbers.
About a month ago it was rumored that
tho woman had (lied. Her husband de
clarad he would kill any ono who attempt
ed to enter the enclosure, around Iiis
house. Eater it was discovered timi he
bud bought one collin from ii collin
(h ider, and that ho then gave a cai (K il
ter an order for a hundred collins like it.
Itccent investigation shows that the death
resulted from starvation, Now Bruns
wick must afford a flue climate for cranks.
Th? .Vorth l'nrollua Ueiu.
North Cnrollnn has acquired considerable
notoriety in the production o? quartz crys
tals with highly nioditled an 1 exceedingly'
rare planes, Quite recently Professor \\ .
B. Hidden, of mo Emerald end Uiddcnite
mine, Alcxnobcr couuty, sent to O. von
Rath, Uouu, Germany, a number of these
raro crystals. They attraotod much atten
tion, and were carefully llgured hy that
eminent scientist, who i-smd a pamphlet
giving illustrations Of tho crystals and a
tull description of them.
PoidTXOAL rowan in State government?
is very evenly divided in tho United
States. Of tho thirty-eight Legislatures,
nineteen are reported Democratic and
the samo number Republican. There
aro twenty-two Democratic Governors
and sixteen Republican Governors.
EX. 00V. A. II. STEPHENS' COUSIN.
I mn ii si cousin of tito lato Kx-Oovornor
Moxaudor H. su plu ns, ami have boen postal
clerk on different ra ll ronda ?mon 188b. tfor
o n years I have boon n sufferer nom a can
cer on mv face, which Kiew WHIM- until dis
charge oi multor became profuso and vor-y
ultcntdvo. i boca mo thoroughly disgusted
with ld od pu ri dor? und pronounced thom
humbugs as i hud tried many without relief.
Finally i w as indu ?. lo usc n lt. H., u h oil
wus nbotit Hm l t of Kt bruary.aud continued
Its uso inuit tho Juttor part of Aprl. Thopf.
fcnslve discharge decroasod nt oneo anti Ibo
hardno8S around tin oancor dlsnpp ared. it
improved my nouerai lu nilli und I rapidly
Ku I ned llesh and strength Tho discharge
g uditali v deoreesod u u the cancer became
loss and less m si/.,' mitt: nothing remull?a ox
coptai-cnr lo toll tho tue o? a once danger
ons cancer AH who have soon ino since i
have comuioncod tho uso of ii n ll. bear tes
timony lo my groat linprovomont and in?
soaroii HIV ?ile shows that lt on red Ibo can
cer, i ?in i thal li a H. comes squarely up to
what it's recommended, und I cannot sny
loo much In prntsu of Ibis wonderful medi
cine. I liavo triedllioin all, but b. ll H. stamin
ut the top na :i idood purifier.
?hu above ls copied from the Al bens (Ha >
linuuer-Wntchinuu, being tho voluntar) lau
joii'Ko ot Mr. iuir.es A. Greer, which fcdlioi
"Mr. (hoer ls un lunesl, upright oltl/.on of
Athens, w o had a laid cai ocr. mid Ins numer
ous friends thought thal ho e..uta not Uvo
vor) long, as tho oiinoor was gradually sap?
ping Hu- foundatlOU of his constitution, ?jilt
now looks weil and hearty."
TWO AGAINST MUllTKKN.
s?e\. ral physicians have pronounci d my dis?
e ise blood p ison c used hy paint or loud In
the palm om iii. y cu d liol eui O me. I list
tami mer na d eighteen bottles of a t rgoly
udvc: tise i blond medicino, which did mo nu
more good than so much w der.
I h VC U8ed only two bottles ol' II. ll. H. alni
nra proud lOMiy Clint I bavo received urou er
bonolll from them than (Vorn the olgblociii
and um now rapidly recovering, 'lhere la nc
qu' si lon about' the superiority of B. i>. H over
nit idooti romedles
ilia Keynolds Sim t. W. ll. WoOUY.
Anglia, i.ii, April '.Mst issG.
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Been re ''\ mull, freo, u copy our ;i? pago illus
t vii? <i Book of Wonders, ff Hod wini tho most
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