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WINCHESTER, TENNESSE; , OCTOBER 18, 1882..
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i;M T1D AT: A T
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une ot the jDoet racceuful cotton-
. iprower in Alabama ia a segro.
Texas will hare orer 209 new distil-
lexiea by the close of the present year.
- The colored Baptists in Tennessee
BnmberC7,C00 and have 150 churches.
wore on toe jetties in harbor at
Charleston, Oottth Carolina, has .been
la spite of the overflow, probably in
consequence of it, the Txraisiana sugar
'crop ia the best since the war.
child to death at . Florence, Ala., has
been sent to the penitentiary for life. -.
' The Kickle church, to be built at Pal
eetine, Tex., is te be paid for by not less
than 200.C00 jpersons coatribuUng a
nickle a piece. - - - - -
Para Rraas grows to an enormous
length in Florida. Near, Orange City
osme ia growing' that is eighteen feet
nd a half long. , , ,,vf j
A terrapin farm has its existence at
Wareland, Misa., and last week 900 lit
tle turtles wtre hatched. 1 They will be
fall grown in three yeari
In Heard county, Georgia, resides a
family of eight persons, named Kay, al
of whom are deaf mutes. Nevertheless,
they are all industrious and happy. -
The average corn crop in Tennessee Is
60,CO9,0Ca buehels, but J it will reach
100,003,000 bushels this year. The
wheat crop will reach nearly 12,000,000.
The Farmer's Co-operative Union, of
Florida,' are said, to have secured a aim
pie but efectual plan for preparing or
anes lor market in Buch a manner thai
ther will keep for months.
The monument to be erected at Vlcks
burg, Miss., to the memory, of Gari
lieldi, will be surmounted by a life sized
eta toe of that personage, and will be one
of the finest in the United Sutes. -,
A large shot-tower is to be erected in
New Orleans by a local company who
have abundant means and plenty of ex
perience. The tower will be the eleventh
"in the United States when completed.
The progress of railroad building and
unprecedented. About 1,500 miles
of road were put in operation, and the
groa earnirga amounted to $63,000, 0C0
- Eoberti & Ecltn; 'ot Bullock county,
Ala., txd twenty-six acres of . heavy
timberi3. tottsza land which they want
ed elssred. , Ia. ten hours 106 axmen
with 500 I03 rollers and brush pilers
completed the job. .
Hot Springs creek on the Gov
VTrnment'reeervation , at Hot Springs,
Arlu, ia to be strengthened and protect
ed from sewage water and lefuee, and
generally 'to hav $127,000 worth of im
provements put on it.
. The Timea-Democrat, in an article on
the health of New Orleans, claims that
there are no leas than 11,900 people in
that city over sixty years of age or one
eighteenth of the population, while 195
have passed ninety. ' ' ' ,
Dallas, Tex., is said to be buHt'overV
grave, yard of mastodons, and for five or
ix years past excavations for buildingo
have seldom "failed to bring" up their
boneaT 'A large number of these masto
don remains were unearthed a few days
ago, and some of the bones were of enor
moca size, '"', .. '.''-'i
r.The oQcers of the Pawnee, Stonewall
Jackson, Esthetic and Chief Marriage
Associations of Little Bock, Ark.,' have
been fined $25 each, for violating a city
ordinance which prohibits "gift" enter
prises beinj conducted in that city. The
Ctate 1 Gasette auos tnem, -"Wildcat
achemes 'to fleece the innocent." ' -
A. colored man, J. R.' Ballard, was re
. ently ordained in St.. John's church,
cacksonville, Fla., ; which is called the
mostTartistic church . in the State, by
" Bishojt Young, in the presence of a dia
tlrished audience. It was the first
1 asa ia the' State that a colored man has
Men ordained in a white church. :
At Grifiny Ga., a very curious spider
has been captured. It has on its back' a
hard, thick formation, very much reaem-
- blinj a soft shell crab or a turtle, about
a quarter of an - inch across. ' This shell
has eiht horns, from all of which the
spider spins a web at . the same time. He
. li.an.. active, and, -as . Artemus Ward
would say, an "amooein' little cuss." .
Charlotte, (N. C.) Observer: It has
only been a few" months 'since Prof. W
E. Hidden, an employe , of Edison, the
'distinguished ' electrician, in search of
platinum," discovered in Alexander Co.,
' and brout 'to ' the 'attention of the
world the new far-famed hidden! te.' He
' baa now ' discovered another stone only
a littla less valuable, if any than the
it 15 ufjrpw raiaeral, unknown Jto
, entile gedoHs perfectly transparent,
resembllrj tLe diamond, but belonging
toadirarestgeoricalf amily. It is one
dr?t scitn,-thainartz,xf hi!aerluB-
Ur, cc"r xcrn, and ne propos u
ialltt Eliita, It is found in the
BcfbcTaod ef tke place in Alexander
ecrzty wttre be discovered the hidden
A Yomro Boston widow this season
wore a bathing suit of foil mournings . '
; Sbkatob PiNDiiKTOse new h&me in
Washington has large gilded sunflowers
at the top of the lightning rods.
. . A Fbeuch artist has represented Time
a a woman instead of a t man. He -argues
that women have mere ;bf it .than
anybody else. . !..-ii ''i
Tax oentennary of Bolivar is to be cel
ebrated on JuljJJi, 1883,' at Caraceaa,
yfoenahvbj the dedieatkm ot starwct
of Washington.'.-1 "Zf , 7
Thb Flathead Indians have agreed to
allow a railroad to be built across their
reservation in Montana, upon the pay
ment of 23,000. The price asked was
$1,000,000, ' : ! : -:
, Tot $1,000,000 bequeathed by Mr.
Lewis, of New. Jersey, to the govern
ment, to be applied towards extinguish
ing the national debt, will make its ap
pearance in the next monthly statement
' Bobxbt T. Likcoln has shipped from
Springfield, , Illidois, to Washington
sixty-two trunks belonging . :i to -- his
mother, which were . filled with , dress
goods and trinkets purchased in Europe.
Ha. Bmtmux, a scientie Connecti
cut farmer, recently sold One of his young
cows for $4,800. This animal; in 372
days, has given in milkten. times her
own weight 10,000 pounds and . 1,000
pounds of butter. j ' i
A Cautobhiax has invented 'a sheep"
counting machine."", r It . count , np to
10,000, registers the number, then gives
a snap, jumps back, and begins count
ing again. It never misses a sheep, old
or young, fat or lean. ' " ; .
Hox. James G. Blainb has sent his
check for '. $50 " toward the monument
propoaed to be erected to the memory of
the late Senator E. H. Hill, at Atlanta,
Ga. Though diflfering in politics, Messrs.
Hill and Blaine were warm personal
friends. . " ' "
'irrr young ladies from six counties
of North Carolina, took part in breaking
ground for the Clinton and -Point Cas-
wcIlailrbad, near' Raleigh, resentiywf
They ' plied their shovel with great
vigor, and ' were . applauded by 5,000
' Mrs. IiAnotbt, according to the latest
rumor, . will be accompanied to this
country by a band . of . male admirers, '
something after the style of the lovesick
maidens in 1 "Patience." An English
nobleman, ilia said, will t be the leader'
of the party. ;
' PBXsnKHX Baiuuos, of Guatemala, re
ceives a salary of $1,000 a month." He
has been in office twelve years, and is
worth $8,000,000. ' The debt of ; his
country -is $9,000,000 and growing,
which would seem to indicate that he
does not 1 allow any one else! to take'
much. - - V. i.a t .
: )Acrxxa on the suggestion that letter
postage be' xeduoed to two ceuts a half
ounce; a' Post offlce Department ofiicial
baa figured out that on that basis the
deficit of last year, one of the most pros
perous in the history of the service,
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wouia oe 51u.wu.wu, instead w a sur
plus of $1,500,000;' r ;
Kara and Princes are getting down
nowadays to the same prosaic, business
like ways of thinking and doing as other
mortals. ' . Oscar IL, sovereign of . Swe
den and Norway, being about to under
take a journey to the latter country,' has
had his life insured in favor of his. am
ily for the sum of 6,000 crowns, i
A T&kxsvsd school for servants has
just been established at StIxaus under,
the manageroent of "leading ladies pf
that city " practical "housekeeping in all
its departments will comprise the course
of training, and a nursery for poor chil
dren,here they shall also be taught rfo
"sew and sweep and spin," is to.-lje at-"
tachedj . - ; .-ts V.
It is ivoposed io perform an operation'
on the eyWof Thurlo w Weed, who has
been blind for five years, with the hope
of restoring his sight. , It is intended to
cut away the double cataract . over his
eyes and fit a double convex lens of glass
accurately in front of the eye, sofooussed
as to properly cast an image upon . the
retina.. If the retina has not lost its
sensitiveness, it Js. thought that he will '
ne able to see. - w
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, vXhb- sealskin clotbesworn by -Engineer
Melville during his terrible experi
ences in the Arctic regions are objects of
much interest at the Navy Department,
Washington. Among the relics M
uniJjiuily. cyloml fox&kin cap belonging
to Xiieat. Berry, which. wa presented to
him by an Esquimaux damsel. She eon
ri seated his old cap because it was not
pretty, and gave him one she had made'
herself in return. . 'k -': : " ' v
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- A new : use has been ' discovered for
potatoes. They can be converted into a
substance resembling celluloid by peel
ing them, and, after soaking in water,
impregnated with eight parta of sulph
nrio acid, drying and pressing between
feheete Af . blotting paper. In France,
pipes are made of this substance, scarce
ly distinguishable from meerschaum. By
ubjeotis$ the nasi to ptzt
billiard balls can be made of it rivaling
ivory in hardnessr "
A ksw style of car is about to be in
troduced on the Southern Pacific Itail
road, destined, to be run from California
o the gulf .as wheat cars, and on their
return as emigrant cars. The interior
will be like other freight' cars. . Along
the sides will be sleeping bunks, lowered
and suspended by an iron rod and hinge,
but capable of being closed up flush
when freight is carried. ; 'There are win-'
dows, of course, and it s said the cars
will be as comfortable and warm as tne
nrafei lttxtrriona Pallman sleeping carr-t
. f At th marriage of Mr. and Mrs.
George Harris,' at Mount Meridian Vir
ginia, the bride refused to say "Yes" - to
the question whether she would obey
her husband,.' She said that she saw no
reason in such a promise, and he con
cluded that no harm wouhl.vbe done. by
omitting it, since he intended to ''make
her nvhd anyhow. wa years elapsed;
and a few days ago the f unsettled quea
tion arose again. ' George ordered thii'
wife to fry a chicken for dinner, and she
insisted on roasting it i He brpnght in a
horsewhip and declared that he would
flog "her nnti she obeyed. - She shot and
A FBExoavsayant has called in the aid.
of Darwm's(theoryof evolution toex-(
plain the graceful jgait of "ffie Parisian
ladies. According to his reasoning the
streets of Paris, were for a log time af
ter the foundation of 1 the city in a very
poor condition, as pi i indeed apparent
from its original, name
Iiutetia, or the
"Cjly of Mud.' j.The Parisiahja4ies, in
order not to soil their shoes, were forced
to walk on tip-toe; which ia due time re-,
suited in high heels, and finally in that
charming gait which is the admiration
and envy of all the women of the civil
ized world. , , . .
: J TbeProbablehenjMlield. - 5 0
' .The only statistics which have yet
been given for the yield per acre of the
present crop are those of Illinois, where
the ofiicial report places the vietd at 18
bushels per acre, against l-7 in 1880.
It is; of course, not assumed that the
yield per acre in Illinois is to be ac
cepted as the average for the United.
States. But .there . are some reasons
why the yield per acre in Illinois may
be accepted as an index Jcrthe average,
'yield i- tLeTJz.lsd States, la Preference
.to accepting the yield of almost any
other one State as such an index: First
Illinois is the largest wheafe-raisrng
State in the Union, and in the three
years from 1879 to 1881'. inclusive pro
duced about twelve per cent, of all the
wheat raised J in the . United States.
Second Illinois lies nearly in the center
Of the group of ten States comprising
Ohio, Indiana,' Illinois Michigan, Wisconsin,-
Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska,
Kansas and Missouri, which produced
in 1880 about three-fourths of the wheat
crop of the United States Illinois may
"therefore be presumed to represent the
average of the meteorologloafexperience
and crop -conditions of this group of
States. Itt 1880 the average, yield per
acre in Illinois was 16-7 bushels; -while
that of the United -States was 13-1
bushels per acre. Illinois was therefore
22 per cent,' above' the general average.
It is an established tact that the average
yield of wieat per acre in different sec
tions of ., the : United . States con
tinues ' at' about the same , rela
tive difference, "as,, for instance,
the averago in the Southern States is
always only about half as' much per acre
as in tho group of States above men
tioned while- in , the far Northwest the
yield is always greater per acre than in
the ten States mentioned. There seems
no objection," therefore, to assuming that
certain' States are always above and oth
ers always below the general average of
the United States. Now, if we may as
sume that the present yield of 18
bushels in Illinois is also about 22 per
cent, above the average, it would, make
the average for -the United States say
14 43-100 bushels per acre, or just about
10 per cent,wer' 1880, which, upon an
area of 87,000,000 acres, would be 533.
910,000 bushels, a result whioh differs
less than the half of jone "per cent, from
our previouajestimate,- which was made
without any such calculation as produces
the present" figures. .2
Some argument will of course be made
against assuming an increased average
yield per acre of ten per cent, over the
. crop of 1880. But it .will be remember
'ed that there has been no year before
'this when the crops of spring wheat and
winter wheat were both good except
possibly 1877, when the average crop of
wheat throughput the United .States was
13 86-100 bushels per acre, pconly about
four per cent, less than?, we "lave as
sumed as the nverage yield per acre for
the present crop to produce an aggre
gate Ot 5o3,SlU,UW DUSnetS.on 37.U0U,-
000 acres K. Y. Eve-nun? Post. "
. Dan and Flasher, were in the habit ot
trying their wits on each other.' ;
- Once they were discusssing the rela
tive merits of rifle vs. bow and arrow.
" I can beat you even at short range,1
said Flasher, boastingly. :, .! : .
Try it," said Dan. i i t- ; ;
They tried. Dan discharged an arrow
in pursuit of a hen that they saw in a
yard that they were passing, and missed
the hen- ' -i - -- '--' I s-- -
Flasher, with a shot of his rifle, killed
the hen. 1 ? - . . -- v - c-. -l
There," he exclaimed, f told yon
that I could beat you," " A- -
But I have beat ye," coolly said
Dan. 4 - '
How can that be ! Yon - missed the
hen, while I killed her." -
" Still I have beat ye, because yoii
must pay.for the hen. You killed tier.
Venlict for Dan from referee.--Detroit
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.... L-A- Missouri tree has ' yielded 800
neSa, 800 fence-posts, ten cords of
wood, twelve squirrels and one raccoon
It is mpposed to have been 00 years
The Sncient Egyptians diC, i repre
sent the ape as a caricatnre nian,bui
idealized it and paid it rejig: 1 honors,
as they did to many other f 'raals.., . A
cynocephalus was, kept and rgrshiped
iii the temple : HermopoL while a
eercopitho&us was honored i t-Thebes.
Mummies of apes have beei ; found in
both of theue cities.!! lhe af r also has
its place in the hieroglyphie 3 the, rep
resentative of the sound S'e ".and. is
called ein in Coptic. The f I Anubis,
who, at the judgment of t j dead iu
Amenti (Or thff land bf dBat h put thd
heart Of the deceased in th , JIace of
cynocephalus., , or dog-iaced ;ipooa.
AUWU rill 111-? X. tW MUll.M WUJW J
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ciatedwith the attribute 01 the cyno-,
cephalus, the emblem1 of' the ' dog-star.
The temple of Queen Hatasu, ;at DerHsl
bahri, is adorned with inscriptions re
lating to a grand -expedition into the
balsam-bearing land of. Punt, the Egyp
tian Ophir, in which- the , offerings sent
tiy the , King, of that country are de
scribed: " The ; transports were loaded
to the full with the wonderful products
of the; land of (PUUt; a,n(f the various
building-woods of the godly land, with
heaps of balsams f incense, with green
incense-treea.,with ebony, - with , jvoryi
adorned with: gold. from, the land, of
Amu," with liqnorice'-wood'- cheflt-wbbd,
"with 'frankincense, '.holy 'balsams and
eye-paints; with -cynoeephaluses ' and.
baboons -: and : grey-hounds 4 . and twitll
leopard-skins. :; t Never ; "S rthe like
brought to any King of Egypt since the
world i has ' stood.'? . Acjording .' to
Brugseh, the incense-trees stood on .the
decks of the vessels, and .the apes, : let
t loose; gafnboled in ; the -rigging, to the
great delight of the sailors, -In
the Indian Bamarana, where ; the
animals are praised as allies jpf Kama
tapes are depicted in groups . under the
direction of -a King who obeys the nods
fit T?ottio rPk mr era rt " V trrt ttqv" ?t
trOduced as - idealized apes, "changed
rhenor incarnate demons, but as venta-"
ble apes with all their less pleasant pe
culiarities ; realistically portraj'ed.. A
favorite figure of the poem is Hanuman,
the fool of the serious drama, around
whom . a fabulous atmosphere has al
ready gathered. 1 In him may be recog
nized tne" Htllmarl of the Hindoos, the
Mahdt of the Malabars, the sacred ape,
jSemnopiiheeuj entellus; He is ah Atlas,
who bears mountains on ' his shoulders.
A child of the wind and the air. he
affords t the most agreeable symbolism
of .the" 'simian character. Like a rash
child, he tried to go up to the sun,' and
still carries a remembrancer of his mis
hap in -the defrmity' of his lower., jaw,
wf sea, J than thwnnoer -one
th , hia foolhardy, comij ways,, he
chered and comforted Rarqa's beloved
wife Sita, nd helped deliver her from
the terrible Lanka, the city of the Demon-King
- Ravana, - In gratitude for
this, Kama crowned him and embraced
him in the sight of both hosts, of. men
and of godsi Dt. Placzek, in Popular
And Now Toronto Has a' Sea-Serpent
Yesterday . morning was cool, and
perhaps this was the , reason why some
of the workmen engaged at the targets
on the, Garrison ranges sav the serpent
they saw; was not more than fifty feet
long and the size of a man body. : The
story; as told by one of them, ia in sub
stance as follows: Between eight and
nine o'clock, while placing; the targets
in position on No. 1 range, 4 boy rusned
up saying that there was a queer thing
floating near the shore.' .-Some of the
men were curious enough to leave their
work and hasten "down; to the shore.
There,, sure enough, was ajiarge.biuish-
f;ray mass floating lazily pear the shore,
t had everv appearance of tjeinor asleep,
as its body yielded to every ripple. Part
was submerged, but the upper ; , portion
of the" head floated just above the water.
That part which was visiblewas covered
with short,? stiff bristles in front, which
increased in length toward the sides.
and extended, f pr - a distance of about
ten feet on each side,, iT.e back, or.fct
least that portion of it r which appealed
above the water, was lighter colored
than the head, VA good iewwas had
of the monster for upward of three mm
utes. when, suddenly raising: its head
out of the water, - it gave wish with
its tail ,aud started direi'tly south," in
the direction of one' of the steamers. , Its
head, as it raised it above the water, was
very much like that of 'sn eel. with the
exception of i the? long,- trailing hair or
whiskers, a Its'- eyes were" small, and as
it dashed off one of the-men said he
thought he heard it give a short, sharp
bark. , A line 01 foam marked its prog
ress out, into the' lake for-about half 1
mile,' when, ' turning :&harp' around, it
dashed; toward 1 the Exhibition wharf.
and'.asraiu out into the lake, where they
soon.Jost.sight oLitw The men did not
appear at all anxious to speak of the
matter, as thev feareil their veraeitv
would be questionecirAs'it is. their
Biurv ja given tor, vnat it is wunu, uui
surely the.woi-d of ' three men who-saw
it is worth that of thirty who did not see
K--loromo Mail. .jit;
A Nobleman ona' "t&rk
An incident in the reckless career of
the Marquis of Hastinirs is related by
traveler wno onancea 10 oe siaying in
the chief hotel at Sheffield, one evening:.
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when he and a few companions resolved
on what they termed a 'lark.' 'The
frolic took the turn of demolishing the
mirrors, chandeliers, pictures and furni
ture of two large drawing-rooms. " "H
ever I saw a madman," says the narra
tor, "it was the Marquis that night, as.
with the ;butt end. of a heavy riding
whip, , he 1 frantically dashed . out win
dows, ruined statuettes and vases, aud
defaced bookcases . and sideboards,
shriekinsr " the while like an incarnate
demon. - Then, when he had done, he
drew, forth -his check book, signed
bank draft, and, , with an oath, ordered
the manager to pay himself or the darn-
age done, which, I have no doubt,' the
manager did : without omitting; a single
item." -...--- -- .-
A. B. Chase, f- Stockholm, St.
Lawrence County, Y., was awakeued
early in the morning by the barking at
his dog. , He opened the door and the
dog bounded in, thus escaping two fulb.
grown wolves which were outsida,
I uWhere tlm.ApTj9 Ii
: The Age of Hhih Pressure.
; tt has become almost sL tfuisril t3 J
thai every age. has it3 distinsruishing fea
tore, which gives to it an individuality
as unmistakable as that which differen
tiates the several members of the same
family; and it needs but little examina
tion to discover that the distinguishing
feature; of - the , present age is higH
pr69sure., Physical science has taught
mankind the . conversation and utiliza'
Hon of ;the forces of nature, and recent
experiment has shown that "high pres
sure1 1 is the means by which the great
est amount of forces may be extracted
fromVtort of coahfi Humanity is fond
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iiiurewver, luu navnaoo 01 pnysioai
cience, ana the application thereof
tne appliances 01 lite, must in tune ne
cessitate a corresponding movement in
the world of action.. As the locomotive
or steam vessel increases in speed, so
must human, beings move mote rapidly
iu thought and action. The humblest
servant upon a line of railway is affected
la his movements by every mile of in
creased speed of the trains running over
that line The lowest clerk iu an office
.is affected materially by each increase of
postal deliveries, ty every decrease m
the rates for telegrami, by every addi
tion to the foreign and colonial mail services.-
It is quite true that we do not
spend so many hours iv our offices as
did our grandfathers but we do more
in the shorter hours than they did, and
we know nothing of the intervals of
quietude which they enjoyed during the
business day.' Every man must work at
the top of his speed, and by the time his
day's work is over he finds hi3 powers
are exhausted, and he has scarcely en
ergy left to seek the means of recreation
which lie around;, him. uar business
and professional friends are constantly
urging as an excuse for failures iu the
exercise 01 social virtues tne piea tnat
they are too weary to undertake that
exercise save at widely sundered : inter
vals, and the weary business man asks
for nothing when his day's labors are
ended save "to be let alone." Such a
state of things can not fail to tell seri
ously upon the character and genius of
a people; ' "
Leisure is a thing unknown to the
bulk of men or is regarded as some far
distant haven which he scarcely hopes
to reach in futuro years. And to the
few, fortunate ones who do reach it, it
too frequently comes when all capacity
for its enjoyment is gone, worn out by
the weary struggles and stress oi - tne
voyage.- lne principals or our com
mercial houses are already beginning to
see the result of this high pressure upon
their employees. : x aere is a lacs; or
springiness or elasticity about them, and
a nervous hurriedness in their work,
which frequently defeats their efforts.
With a growing average intelligence,
and a general spread of knowledge,
there is also an increasing lack of busi
ness "genius." It is more than ever
easy to get a hundred men of' ordinary
ability, and more difficult -to 'get one
man of originality and keen insight.
Men or more mechanical and less spon
taneous - than thev were. Specialists
may be obtained for all departments.
but men of "all round minds,'' capable
of taking wide views.are few and far be
tween. London Globe.
Shark vs. Swordflstu
Gen; Suinner, the hero who used to
signthe Treasury notes, sends the fol
lowing: descriptive letter of a fight
among sea . monsters on tne coast 01
Florida, on South Beach, below May-
port : "Early yesterday morning, as 1
went' for my usual surf bath, accom
panied by yny daughter, Mrs. fechu
macher; we "witnessed what has proba
bly seldom been seen. The ocean was
unusually placid, but a strange commo
tion in the surf was noticed. On Hear
ing the shore it was seen that a fierce
battle was raging between two schools
of fishes,' one of sharks and the other of
saw-fish. - It was high tide, and the
water was quite shallow, so that the
caudal and . dorsal fins of both these
kinds of sea monsters were constantly
seen above tne water. ine onsiaugnt
of each of the combatants, of which
from sixteen to twenty were in view,
was fierce and terrific. A disabled saw
fish was stranded. I waded into him,
and with the edge of a piece of floor
board gave him the coup de grace, v He
measured nearly fifteen feet and carried
a sword saw three and a half feet long,
with over fifty teeth on its outer margin.
It was found that one of the sharks had
bitten a niece out of his side equal to a
foot square, : through which his bowels
protruded. - ; ' ' ,
- At one time it looked as if'; another
pair of the combatants would be strand
ed, for in their struggle they came so
near the shore that they touched bottom
all the time, but they finally managed
to ioin their companions in deep water,
. . 11 i.k. t.n:
ana axter iiiicen mmuioa an uiu ucuig
erents disappeared, to the great relief of
those who cared more for sea bathing
than for seeing the terrific fights of sea
monsters. My daughter will carry the
saw of the captured fish to her home as
a memento and trophy of " the " great
conflict, and for ' an addition: to her
cabinet of ocean curiosities." Florida
Dispatch- " - '
, American art seems, to have been
accorded a prominent place at the Paris
Salon this year, both by the critics and
the - judges as well as by the public.
Eighty-six Amsricanrtists were repre
sented. . Mr. Albert Wolff, the well
known 'critic of the Figaro, declared
that the Americans held a front place in
the exhibition, and in French artistic
circles the high character of the Ameri
can pictures has occasioned a good deal
of comment.: Several of the be3t por
traits in the Salon were by American
artists. Chicago Journal; . -
A Philadelphia crank, who v. ears
an exceedingly high hat, "to prevent
the lightning from striking him,' placea
upon the roof of his house . every day a
large quantity of fruit for an imaginary
ffirl to eat A small boy, who has
earned of the eccentric conduct or the
old gentleman, climbs to the roof daily
on a I?'htn"n rod and does much to.
rcmnrni tne old man s oeiiei
' xaytWcal female.,-
The European Concert.
The doctrine of a balance of power in
Europe was exploded many years sinco.
.The v European foneert has taken its
place.-Both may in somC measure agree
in nrvHn And ,obieets : thev orief&te bv
j a different procedure and amid different
t7'.ruuuuM!ice3. ma rouuva u puww
was positive and worked by positive
moans. - Nations combined actively to
put down the attempt of another to over
step its boundaries. I Concerts ..are of
.various kind. . The European concert is
of a very peculiar sort indeed. It re
sembles the effect produced by the In
trusion of an-explorer into a cavern ten-
i,. -j otbT srt b;,i3, or
ooa.li wuau gun-
shot of a rocky haunt of
may have been silence solemn aud pro-
found the instant before. In a moment
the air rings and vibrates with hundreds
and thousands of screams. At the Eu
ropean concert the performers are fixed
at their posts. They are mute, or if
they touch their instruments the
result is as - faint as a whisper.
But they are always ready to burst
into a tumult of sound. . They are
waiting only for some ; odo to stir,
though it be but a member of their own
company roused by a disturbing dream.
Nobody hears of the concert of Eu
rope unless when the . whole nook of
States has been awakened to full discord.
The tuning of the instruments occupies
so large a space in the performance that
the harmony, if or when it is reached,
scarcely seems to. have - furnished the
occasion for calling the audience togeth
er. At the present time and for a long
time past it is hardly possible to instance
a single State which does not find cause
for mortal anxiety in the designs, real
or supposed, of its neighbors. , Russia,
besides her domestic cares,1 can not dis
semble that she dreads Germany, envies
England, and is jealous of Austria.
Austria reciprocates the sentiment of
Russia, and has until lately been mis
trustful of Italy. Italy looks askance at
France, and is alarmed that in auy pos
sible -territorial scramble she may fail to
obtain her legitimate share. "French
aggressions in Tunis dismayed her. She
is prepared to fall into a panio at imag
inary British encroachmuntsonthe Nile.
Spain regards the North African coast
as lying within her traditional province.
She has recently discovered that as a
Mediterranean Power she i3 bound to be
scared by the chastisement of Arab mu
tineers. France is conscious of an obli-
fation to convince herself of her strength
y its use, while resolved to reserve her
actual forces for future and dissimilar
contingencies. She wishes that nothing
should be settled without her, and noth
ing be done bv her. Holland and Bel-
mum "and Denmark are not free from
changes outside which may affect them.
New States like Greece and Roumania
and Servia and Bulgaria are at the stage
of national life when the demarcation of
patriotism and selfishness is impercepti
ble. Turkey knows that she is looked
upon by the entire Continent as a car
cass doomed to be cnt up ; she harbors,
nevertheless, the grandest projects of
retrieval and exaltation. Since the Ber
lin Congress this has been the relation
xtt Europe in it3 several parts; yet Eu
rope has managed to survive. There
hay been continual creaking and groan
ing. At two or three periods a spasm
has traversed the mass which it was
manifestly too dangerous not to endeav
or to tranquillize. Every commencing
effort at pacification has on each occa
sion been followed by an outbreak of
dUcords which have affrighted the world
as if a beginning of dissolution. They
are the regular mode in which a Eu
ropean concert starts. After, a little
more experience mankind will refuse to
bo fretted excessively by such symptoms.-
They are a tribu(e to the vigor of the
theme which finally dominates and har
monizes the whole. Ijondon xruin.
Difficulties of Census Taking.
When the census was taken at Cherry
Hill there was a great fluttering among
the population, and it is related that all ,
the ancient unmarried ladies, with the '
exception of one, went to see then
aunts. The one that stuck it out ap
peared to think that 'as she had known
the census enumerator from , boyhood,
there was no reason for flight.....
On the great day , the census taker
rowed up in a scow and arranged his
victims along the bank. Everything went
off according" to the a;t of Congress,
until the maiden lady was reached, then
the trouble begau to accrue.
Whnt ia your name?" asked the
Oh, vou needn't try to fool me, Tm 1
'Fletcher! I knew yon" when you failed :
in '. the-kindling wood business, and
swindled mv father out of ten dollars!"
replied tho ladv. : -
" Your name is Susan Pratt, isn't it?"
asked the discomfited enumerator.
" Then what did you ask me for?"
demanded the lady.
" "Unmarried. Miss Pratt?" .
"1 rejected you four times, lim
Flet her, which shows that 1 could have
married if I'd wanted to!"
"How old are you now, Miss Pratt?"
asked the enumerator, wiping hia fore
head. - ,
"The same age that you was when
Jack Dodd's sister refused to elope with
you! You know how old you were then,
Tim Fletcher!" ;
"Any family?" asked the enumerator,
with a sardonic effort to ge even.
Yes, I have, Tim Fletcher. I have
your boy by your first wife, who I took
out of the poor-house when you started
off to get a Government position! Any
more questions, Tim?".
Tim finished his report of her from
memory, and pulled sadly down the
river. And now Miss Pratt watches the
weekly Tribune to- see that she is cor
rectly represented when the returns are
published in fulL - - -
-. If 1 am not.' she remarks to the
postmaster, as she takes her paper out.
1' Jl write to the Government and let it
know how Tim Fletcher usedo cut the
hooks and eyes off his wife's dresses so
she couldn't go out while he was gau
vanting around, drat him!" Brooklyn
Earsl - - -- -
The extraordinary vitality of "Uncle
Tom's Cabin" is illustrated by the fact
that a single mail last week brought the
.publishers orders for 2,135 copies of that
. SCIENCE A3TD IffDUST&Y.
The colored people of Corsicana,
Tex., have organized a company with a
capital of 925,000 for the purpose oi
purchasing and improving lands. "
. Consul Stevens writes from China
that the ehain pump, which was sold
largely In this country not many years
ago, has been in use in China for over
two thousand ' years. - Double-headed
tacks, too, have been used there for
Before repainting a building apply
a coat of crude petroleum with : a- flue
whitewash brush, let it dry projei t
vrcciJ, men r .s on f"se c . -s. -
ry, and that muoh money ia saved.
A farmer near Liverpool, England,
has invented a self-acting ventilating
apparatus, which prevents hay or grain
5 tut into stack quite wet from being in
ured by heating, thus rendering the
farmer comparatively independent of
the weather in that moist climate. ,
From data derived from the nnm- .
ber and capacity of locomotive shops in
the country and the number of men em
ployed in each, five men can make a
locomotive in one year, complete from
end to end. This is with modern ma-
chinery, methods and facilities. Ze
Is iron to go out of fashion f A young
man at Pittsburg proposes to make nails
from Bessemer steel to weigh but half .
as much as the iron article, and yet be
so stiff that they can be driven into the
hardest wood and tough enough to
clinch, and has invented a machine
which is said to cut them three times
as fast as the old kind are made. St.
Louis Globe... . ? " ,
A black magnetic sand that is found
in abundance in California is by a new
process utilized in the manufacture of
cast-steel direct from the sand. Eight
pounds of sand yield five pounds of
steel. The slag remaining is valuable
as cement or fire-proof roofing, and the
inventors expect to revolutionize the
steel trade of the Pacific coast. San
Francisco Chronicle. -
The sucoessf ul employment of gas
as a fuel for iron manufacture will in
troduce a greater era than did the use
of coal for a similar purpose. A fuel
that can be produced on the spot, as
and when wanted, at less original cost
than any other known, and . minus the
added, inconveniences, delays and ex
penses of freightage, possesses advan
tages with which no other fuel can
compete. The only doubts as to whether
gas can be so produced at such low cost
have been dissipated by the successful
introduction of water gas. - Few inred-
una toa 01 li'tiai eieiuoiius. .
Death In a Bunko-Room.
A sad occurrence during race week
last year was the death of an aged and
respected citizen, who had been in
veigled into a den of bunko men on
Asylum street. His death was from
Iieart-disease, due probably to the ex
citement and fright when he found him
self alone in a room with a party of
roughs and all strangers to. him. The
police made diligent search for the ras
cals, and although two or three arrests
were made right parties were never dis
covered. At least one of them was
here again last week, and, under the be-,
lief that the affair had blown over and
had been forgotten, revealed to one or
two persons the sfjeret of the last mo
ments of the victim. He was induced
to enter the room by a man who pre-,
tended acquaintance with him. Then
the usual practices of bunko- men in de- ,
frauding their victims were attempted.
He became suspicious, and finally fright-
ened. It was noticed that a- strange
expression appeared upon his features,
and a moment Liter he fell back in his
chair. All of the men, with, the excep
tion of the one who tells the story, fled
the room at once. He regarded the
affair as nothing more than a simple
fainting fit, and used such means as ho
was conversant with, to revive the old
fentleman. They were of no avail,
hen he slipped his hand beneath the
vest and found that the heart had ceased
to beath. Rough as he is, and accus
tomed to scenes of strife, he relates that
he was staggered for a moment, and .
stood, staring dumbfounded at the body.
Then he turned away, locked the door,
and went quietly but quickly down the
stairs. He made no attempt to find his
companions, but fled town on the first
train leaving the Asylum street depot.
Hartford Conn.) CouranL
A Device that Held Good.
Over opposite the village of FJlijay.
Ga., is a rich piece of ground known all ,
over Georgia as "the forked field, be
cause of. the following, incident; - Many
years ago it waa part of the estate of a
"wealthy citizeiv who, when well on in '
years, was stricken with disease which a r
council of physicians pronounced incur-
able. As he lay at death's door, a law
ver was summoned to draw up hia will.
His. numerous sons and daughter
formed a sorrowful group around hia
bed. . The lawyer . wrote down his be- . .
quests this farm ' to John, that to
Susan, the other to Peter, and so on
until he had provided for all his children. ; :
Then hi watch and other personal ef
fects were disposed of, the voice of the
dying man becoming weaker and less
audible everv moment "You have for
gotten one thing, Mr. Alexander," said
the attorney in appropriately solemn .
and sympathetic tones. "What ia it?" .
slowly whispered the old man. "You
j have not Raid what you wish done with
the forked field." said the attorney. A
light gleamed in the dying man's eyes.
"Oh! yes," said he slowly; and then with
new strength in his voice, exclaimed. !
That Til keep for myself," after which
he turned over on his aide and sank into
a refreshing sleep. " In a few weeks he ..
was a well man, and for years thereafter v
the forked field was cultivated under his i
supervision. Springfield Mas Jte-
publican, ;- , . ...
- An Austin teacher was calling the
rolL Just as he called out "Bob
Smith," Bob pushed open the door, out
of breath, and answered, "Here, sir."
" Robert, next time you must not an- ;
swer to your name unless you are here." .
"Xea, sir? Til try not U-rrTczctr BifU
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