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FOH TIIJE CHILDItEtf.
" What 1ir11 I drcam about, mnmmaT
Tell mo somo lovelv nnd plonsnnt things."
" A green mendon fiostod vrilh dnisica whlto
Whero buttcrfllcs llultor on jcllow wings.
"Drcam of a littlo brook that H03
Cradlcd in lcavos nnd 1110337 stones,
Lilo a swoct child ljing wilh hnll-shut oycs,
It sinllcs an J murmurs in low, soft. loncs.
"Gontly its wnvos o'or tlio pcbblos crocp(
Anon it will dunco In tlio sun's briglit
But now littlo roguo ! ho is fost nslccp;
Mny tlio brooklut muiraw all through his
Iloltl on to your tonguo when you
aro just rcady to swear, lie, or spcak
hnrshly, or uso an impropcr word.
Ilold on to your haiul whcn you aro
about to punch, strikc, scratch, stcal
or do any impropcr nct.
Ilold on to your foot -whcn you aro
on tlio point of kicklng, ninnrng oll
Irom study, or pursuing tho path of
crror, shnmo or crimc.
Ilold on to your tcmper whcn you
aro angry, cxcitcd, or imposcd upon, or
others aro angry with you.
Ilold on to your hcart whcn cvil as
sociates scek your coinpany and invite
you to joln in their niirtli, gamcs and
Ilold on to your good namc, for it is
of moro valuo tlian gold, higli places
or fashionablo attire.
Ilold on to tho truth, for it will
servo you well and do you good
throughout cternity. Ilold on to vlr
tuo it is abovo all prico to you in all
timcs and places.
Ilold on to your good character, for
it is and CTcr vrill bo your best wcalth.
Thero fas once a little girl namcd
May. "Whcn she was sevcn years old
slio had a great habit of running away,
and once, when she was wandering
about in tho yard, she found a bright
llvo-cent pieco. At first sho thouglit
sho vrould keep it, for hcr mothcr was
not very avPU off, with two or threo
little oncs bosides hcrj but just thcn
sho rcmembered what her Sunday
school teachcr had told hcr, that sho
must novertake a pin which did not
belongto her, so'sho went into tho
house and told her mother all about it.
Her mother was just then talking to a
lady who told her that her little boy
had lost tho five ccnts, and thcn sho
kissed little May, and told her that it
was very sweet of hcr to try and find
tho owner, and tho very ncxt day a
box canic for May, and in it was .1
beautiful doll, and that was May's rc
ward. Young People.
Every boy and girl knows somc
thing about diarnonds, but perliaps tho
word brings to mind only thoso raro
and beautiful geins that glisten in tho
gaslight. 'What would you think if I
should tell you that tho gaslight itself
is niade of diainonds that is, of black
diarnonds ? Yes, the wise men tell us
that tho prccious stones in tho queen's
crown, and tho coarse, black coal that
is burnt in a stovo or grnto, or jnado
into gas, are mainly of tho samo sul
stance. It is very odd, but coals aro
tnlled black diarnonds.
I dare say but few boys and girls
who read this paper know whero all
tho black diamomh como from. Sonio
would say out of very dcep holes in
Pennsylyania, but that answer is only
a pieco of an ansvrcr. A great many
cars loaded with these jewels roll away
Irom "West Virginia overy day, and
tho coal was never so low down as
whcn put on tho cars. It comes from
high up c-n tho mountains, from one
hundred to ono thousand feet abovo
tho rivcr; not from dcep shafts, you
6eo, but from openings mado in the
eides nf tho mountains. Thero white
men and black men, with littlo lamps
hookcd on their caps, go to work in tho
morning; and whcn they como out
beforc dark, all aro equally black.
Somctimes tho mcn tako their little
boys along to keep them out of
mischief, and it is Yery sad for tho
poor littlo boys to bo buried all day in
tho coal-bank, without any sunshino
or playthings or song-birds around.
Thoy grow up ignorant and shy, and
very differcnt from other boys. Thus
once, when tho story of Moses in tho
bulrushcs was told a great class of
them togethcr, nono know tho namo of
tho baby Pharaoh's daughter found,
till ono said it was Georgo Washing
ton! Anothcr littlo boy was given a
ball for a Christmas gift, and lio asked
u man what ho must do with it. I
snpposo ho would havo eaten it if the
man had told him to.
It to bad not to know about Moscs
and gum-balls, but I onco saw somo
thlng still worse. Ono boy was away
from school several davs, and I found
blin building a littlo housc, 03 boys
often do. But on it ho had painted,
with great prlde, "L. M., Saloon." Ho
thought tho bcst thlng a boy could
havo wns a saloon with his own namo
on it. No boy who reads this would
fancy such an honor, I am suro.
Another child, two years old, has no
namc, bccauso its parcnts aro heathcn,
and will not havo tho littlo thing bap
tized. "Wliat can bo dono for such chil.lrcn?
Thcy aro to Christian children what
black diainonds aro to prccious stones;
mado of tho samo materlal, body and
soul, yct ns diffurent as night is from
Gnardlng Uarflcld's Hcmalus.
It having bcen asserted by ccrtain
nowspapers outsido of Clevcland that
tho soldiers on duty at Lake View
ccmctery guarding the sacred remains
of tho latc Prcsidcnt wcrc in tho habit
of opening tho caskct cvery day,
yowr corrcspondcnt ycstcrday called
on Lieut. liurbank, who is at prescnt
in charge, to ascertaiu if tho asscr
tions wero corrcct or falsc.
"It has been stated by nowspapcrs
in Cincinnati and Chicago that tho
caskct is opencd cvcry day by tho
guard, who looks at his remains before
making his report," said the rcportcr.
"Yes, I havo also scen stateincnts to
that effect," said tho lieutenant, "but
thero is no truth whatcvcr in it. Ilcre
is an order from the sccrctary of war,
which says, 'Until othcrwiso ordorcd
by competent authority, no one saye
Mrs. Carficld wil) boperinitted to viow
tho remains.' That order is rigidly
enforced, and no ono but Mrs. Gar
field i3 pennitted to go inside tlic
vault. The oflieer in charge is requir
ed to mako a report every month of
all property in his charge, and ho very
naturaliy desires to know that in men
tioning the remains of the prcsidcnt
in that report tliere is no possibility
whatever of thero being a mistake,
and, fecling so, soinetimes looks to sat
isfy himself, but aside from that, as I
have said, no one is pennitted to enter
"Has anything bcen said about dis
continuing the guard?" was asked.
"Xo, I think not. The guard will
probably be kcpt on duty until the
lnonumcnt is built. At least, I sup
posw that is tho caleulation. The olli
cers would be glad enough if it wero
discontinued, for it is not the most
agreeable duty I havo performcd. Tho
men aro on duty overy sccond day, and
the non-commissioned olllcers every
other day, but the ollicer in charge
must reinain hero night and day for
a month, when ho is rclieved. This
is my tliird month on duty here. Tho
men are not releascdat any stated time.
Some of them have becn on duty for a
ycar. I don't think the guard is ncc
cssary now, as two or thrce policemen
could do the duty by having two on
nighls and one on davs."
"Do you havo many visitors ?"
"Oh, yes ; wo havo a good many,
notwithstanding the cold weather," re
plied tho lieutenant. "People from all
parts of tho country como here. Last
wcek parties f roin New Hampshirc and
others from Xebraska came to look at
tho caskct. Visitors now are mostly
pcoplo from other places, who stop
oYcr in this city for tho purposo of
visiting tho tomb. A good many from
tho city also drive out now whilc
sleighing is good. 1 think thero was
a great mistako made," continued tho
lieutenant, "in not having a contribu
tion box placed near tho vault for tho
purposo of receiving subscriptions to
tho lnonument l'tind. Persons who
cannot afford to give moro tlian twen-ty-fivo
or iifty ccnts, and would not
put their names on a list for that
amount. would gladly placo it in tho
box. Thcre are very few peoplo who
como out here who would not givo
something, and it all would amount to
a suqirisingly largo amount." St.
Mny Jleet Agaln.
Lord Kamcs used to relato a story
of a man who claimcd tho honor of his
ncquaintanco on rather singula,r
grounds. His lordship, when ono of
tlio justiciary judges, returning from
tho north circuit to Perlh, liappened
ono night to sleep at Dunkeld. The
next morning, walking towards tho
fcrry, but fearing ho had missed his
way, ho asked a man whom ho met to
conduct him. Tho other answered,
wjth much cordiality, "That 1 will do
with all my lieart, my lord. Does not
your lordship remembcr mo? My
name's John X; I havo had tho honor
to bo beforo your lordship for stealing
sheep." "Oh, John, I rcinonibcr you
well! And how is your wifo? Sho
had tho honor to bo beforo mo too for
receiving them, knowing them to bo
stolen." "At your lordship's scrvlco.
AVo wero very lucky lndced to get off
for want of ovidcnco ; and I am still
going on in tho butchcr trade."
"Then," roplitKl his lordship, "wo nwy
havo tho honor of mccting aaln."
What to Eat.
As a gencral prlnclplo it may bo
laid down that meat, fish or poultry in
nstato of decay cannot bo catcn with
safety, sinco symptoms of irritant
polsoning havo so frcquently nrlscn
from this causo. 13ut a littlo considcr
ntion will show us tho impossibllity of
tlrawlng a hard and fast linoupon this
point. Wo rclish vcnison whicli has
partially undcrgono decay, whilo wo
at onco rojcct bcef or mutton in a simi
lar condition. Again, poultry to bo
palatable, must be fresh, yct wo do not
scruplo to cat ganio which is far ad
vanced in decomposition.
Thero is no doubt that ln many
cases wo aro guided by our palates in
dctermining what food is wholcsomo
for usj for whilo many of us eat
mouldy chccso a Chinaman will
swallow bad cggs, and somo raccs en
joy fish whicli wo should consider
putrid. Even as rcgards oystcrs,
which aro gencrally relished in propor
tion to their freshncss, it i3 soinetimo3
a matter of tastc. For cxample, it is
recorded of tho first monarch of tho
Ilouse of Hanovcr that ho objcctcd to
tho English native oyster as deiicicnt
in ilavor. It wsus privatcly suggcsted
by a shrewd courtier that tho nativo
oyster should be allowed to becomo
soniewhat stale before being brought
to a royal tablc. T.hc king at onco
rccognizcd tho Ilavor which had always
plca-sed him so much at Hcrrenhausen,
and gave orders that in tho futuro ho
should always bo supplicd from that
particular bcd a thing easily accom
plishcd under tlie circumstances.
Tlio absenco of cvil conscqucnces
aftor eating food wliich has undcrgono
a certain amount of decay is doubtlcss
duc in many cases to the completencss
of the cooking process; but this does
not militato against tho gencral rulo
that food in any stage of decay is un
wholesomo and should bo avoidcd.
Of lato year3 thero havo bcen many
ciises of poisonous symptoms arising
from tho uso of canncd meats. Tho
cause appears mainly to have bcen im
proper mcthods of canning, or the uso
of meat that was tainted beforo being
canned. An examination of tho out
side of tho can is our only availablo
guide as regards this class of article.
The head of the can should bo slightly
concave, whercas if it bo conYex it
shows that decompositiim has already
commcnced within tho can. Soine
times through carelcss soldering tho
preserved articles becomo contaniinat
cd with lead, and poisoning by this
substance is the result.
A touching littlo anecdoto of tho
latc I)uc de Ialakoff is just now
gcing tho rou'nds of thePrench papers.
As Marshal Pelissier ho had tho repu-
tation of being both stern and violcnt
when his teinpcr was roused; but un
derneath this exterior lio had a wann
hcart, and was swift to recognize real
nierit. One day, when at Toul for a
revicw, ho saw a poor funcral passing
by. On thecollin was tho uniform of
a sergeant-major of chasscurs-a-pied;
an aged man walked wearily behind it,
and a very small ltandful of friend3
followed him. Tho niarshal sent ono
of his generals to inquiro particulars,
and learned that the soldier being
borno to his long homo had been
severely wounded at Magenta, and,
tliough sulliciently reeovercd to return
to his home for rest and change of air,
ho died of debility. His eldest brother
had been killed in tho Crimea, and
their old father was a retired lieuten
ant, who starved rather thanlived on a
pension of about four hundred francs
per annum. A month afterwards tho
marshal returncd to Toul, and invitcd
tho old lieutenant to como and break
fast with him at tho hotel at eloven
o'clock. Covers vere laid for two; tho
marshal sat down briskly, and his
guest followed his example. But no
soonerdid the old man unfoldhis seryi
etto than ho uttered a cry, for under
neath it was tho cross of tho legion of
honor, with its red ribbon and two largo
olllcial cnvelopes. Tho veteran
sighed, his hands trembled, ho could
neither riso nor speak, but gazed at his
host, who took the decoration, fastene1'
it to his button-hole, threw tho envci
opcs on tho table, and said, "This is
your brcvet :ls legionnaire, and that
is a pension of ono thousand francs a
ycar. Now let us attack tho omelette,
for I am in a great hurry."
Should Carry Bolls.
According to a ruling of tho secrelaty
of tho treasury, a vossel cannot bo
flned for tho falluro to havo a fog-horr
on board in ordinary weather, but
thero may bo an imposition of a llno if
a bell is not sounded whilo tho vessel
is at anchor in a fog. In viow of tlio
many accidents from colllsions of lata
it would bo in tho lino of onforcing
precaution if all Ycssels wero ilned foi
not carrying bclls.
SUMMARY OF NEWS.
EnBtcrn and Middlo StatcB.
An clit-yo!r-old boy dloil in New Yorlc
tlio ollior dny of liydrophobia, cnusod by n
dofj.blto roceived threo years ngo. Tho lnd
snlTcred Rrent ogony beforo doalli camo to
Spaiiks from n bnniinR bnrn nt Middlo.
(own, 1'ii., wero borno by a hi(rli wind nll
ovcr tlio town, nnd pot flro to n mimbor of
bui'diiiRS, ono of which wns destroyed. Tho
roon of f ovornl houpcs woro 011 flro elmul-
tnneously, nnd for a tiino thero wns n panio
ntnong tho citizeii?.
1'atmck Eoan, cx-trensnrer of tho Irish
lnud lonsuo, whoo puddou disnpponrnnco
from Dublin rocently cxcitod much com
mcnt, nrrived in Now York tho otlior dny on
nn oconn Btoamer. Ho stales that privato
bupiness matters nlono.bring liim to this
Tiie fnrmcrs in several Now York cotin-
iics struclc nKninst tlio New York city
wholesnlo milk dcalors becauso they rcfused
to paymoro tlnn threo ccnts n quart for
milk, thodemand of the farmorsbeins threo
nnd one-half cents. Tlio fnrmers havocom
binod nnd formed an nssociation for their
protcction. Tho totnl milk supply of tho
city is nbout 10,C0) cam n dny, nnd by tho
striko tho qtinntity was lessenod to tlio ox-
tcnt of 2,000 cnus.
Emmett O'Neill, n Shcnoctndy f N. Y.)
liroker who failetl rozontly, fled, nnd then it
wns discovered tliat by mcnns of forcod
lnorlcngcs nnd notes lio had ileeccd many
fnrmcrs nnd others out of not lo?s tlinn
It is proposod to hold nn internationnl
dairy oxhibition, probably nt Uticn, N. Y.,
toboKinoarly in Octobor next nnd last until
lato in Jnuunry. Tho propoed oxhibition
is intoniled tobo tho lnrnost overKiven in tho
United Stato?, nnd dairy nnd nKriculturnl
producta from nll countries will bo ex.
An independent convcnlion nt I'roTidonco,
It. I., nomiuatod ox-Goveruor Spraguo for
A iiii.Ii prohibiting tho cromation of hu-
man boJies under hcnvy pcnalties has been
iutroduced into tho l'onniylvnnia senato.
oiBuilty was tlio vordict of tho iury in
tho caso of Nieholn h. Dukes, tho youus
lnwycr 011 trial at Uniontown, l'enn., for tho
mnrder of Captnin A. C. Nutt, cashier of tho
Stato treasury. It will bo rememberod 'that
Captnin Nutt had charod Dukes with rnin
ing his daughtor, and that during nn altcr.
cation m n hotel botween tho two men tho
formerwns shot dead. Tho judco oxpressed
disfntisfnction with thovordi;t; citizcns of
Umon'own hanced Dukes nnd tlio iurors in
offlgy, nnd au iudignatiou moeting was
New Youk city is to hnvo n Cluneso the-
A rcnn nt East Hartford, Conn., destroyed
tho houso of Ilnunah nnd Elizabeth Judson.
Uoth womcn wero bunied to dcath.
Auausius O. UotmN was nominatod for
governor by the IMiodo Island Ilcpublicnn
Stnto convention nt l'rovidence, togotlior
with n full tickct.
At nn indignation mceting held in Union
town, l'enn., spcechu wero mado and roo-
lutions pnecd condemnatory of thenctionof
tho jury wliich rendered a verdict of ncquit
tnl in tho cnso of Dukc, slnyor of Captnin
Nutt. Tho jury wero hissed wheu they np
peared on tho ftrects nnd most of tliom left
town. A doen L'fll,'ios of Dukes wero hung
on Ka lnnips innd tclegraph polo, nnd tlio
oxoitcment ovcr tho ncijnittal wns intonso.
A BiJGrrr firo nt 3:30 a. sr. in tho Delovan
housc, Albnny, N. Y., filled tho building with
smoko nnd cnused many members of tlio
Stnto legislnturo who roomod thero to hnstily
deimrt in f.cnn(y npparel.
St. Patiuck'h day was celobrated in Tuiw
Yorlc city by tho uual processiou of Irish
I'aiit of n strect was blown up, Bevcrnl
buildings wero damngcd nnd four peisons
Foriously iujured by nn oxplosion of gas in
Tiie New York Stato board' of health lias
discovered thnt out of 119 samples of food
Fixty wero ndulterated, nnd that of seventy
fivo sntnplo of drugs thirty-two wero ndul
ternted. For n w ior of W Willinm Lewis, n
I'liilndelphii piofos-iomtl rat cntcher, tried
to pick up nnd iilaco in a bnrrol 100 livo rats
in sixty minutes. Aftcr picking up oighty
r.its nnd toeiviiig numerous bites fro:n tho
ptartlod rodent', Lewis abandoned tho rc
volting nttempt for lack of tinio to com
South and West.
A tiiain ran into a mail coacli near Crnw.
fordsville, lnd., killing tho driver nnd Mil
ton Itmk nnd Elizabeth Clark, pasf ongers.
A connEsroNDENT who has ma'lo n stenm
boat trip along tho overllo-.ving Mifsisippi
from Helcnn, Ark., to Memphis,Temi.,snys:
"liotween Helcnn nnd Meiiiphisnothing wns
to bo seon oxcept wnter, wliich wn ovcr cvery
thing. Houses hnlf-siibmerged met tho cyc
all nlong tho route, with occnsioual strips of
lovoes, upon wliich could bo poen cattlo that
wero gauut nnd will dio from hunger unlefs
food is carricd to them. At Austin, which is
the county sent of Tunicn county, Miss., the
wnter ilowed through tho streets nnd
fl lodol nenrly nll of tho country,
Mrs. J. II. Hnnnah, residing n few
miles below Austin, tinding her dwelling
eutirely surroundcd by wn'.er, nnd driven to
desporntitn by thu fnct thnt sho had no
pnmsions, deliberntoly coinmitted suicide
by taUing n dofo of morphino. 1 wo negroos,
Tonvlirown nnd Anron Sinith, wero drowned
iutho overtlow bn?k of Austin by the cnpsiz.
ing of n dugont. Tho wator invnded r.early all
tho dwellings in Auslin, wliich has 110 loveo
to protect it, ns it was thought to bo nbovo
high-wnter mnrk. At tho Sunday servicos in
nn Austin colored church tho ininistcr occu
pied tlio roof, whilo his ccugregation listtnod
to him from skiffs. Noarly nll tlio plnntn
tious on tho Mississippi river betwccu Heloan
nnd Memphis woro submerccd."
Tnc Illinoilower houso has passed n bill
to punish wifo-beaters by whipping,
Aii I'abiia was ntrested nt Fort l'ett rmnn,
Wy., for murderiug his fivo conipauion
whilo on n prospoctiug tour in Coloradu coino
yoars ngo. l'usha was nrrosted n short timo
nf ter tho crime had been couimittcd, but cs
capod. An carthquako shock suinciently hcnvy to
shako houses, upset furnituro, smash crock
ery nnd windows, nnd eond many wouieu out
of their homes screaming with fright, has
becn felt in Hnrford county, Md.
Cladence Hite, sontcncod to twcnty-flvo
years' imprisonment ns ono of tho Jnmcs
gnng of bandlts, nnd pnrdonod by tlio govor
nor of Missourl, dicdof consumptiou a few
woeks nftor his relonse.
The mnrringo of Judgo David Davis. of
Illinols, Into nctlng Vico-l'residont of tho
United Stntes, wns solemnlzed nt Fnyotto
villo, N. C. On nccount of tho bridcgroom's
oxnlted position, nnd tho fnct that ho had
triod to keep his nppronching nnptials n
sccrct, his mnrringo ns"tTcd much inlorost
Tho hrido is n nativo of Mnssachusctts,
but hor homo sinco enrly youth has
beon in tho South. Sho bccamo ncqunintcd
wilh Judgo Dnvis whilo visitingnt Ulooming
ton, 111., flfteen yenrs ngo, when sho was n
young lady of twcnty-fno, nnd wbb n warm
friond of tho judgo's first wifo. Judgo Davis
is sixty-oight yoars old. After tho marriag0
tho happy conplo loft on nn cxtended wcd.
ding trip, nnd will go nsfnrnsCalifornin, ro.
turning to Judgo Davis' hoino nt llooming
ton in June.
Lateii reports stnto that tho flood nlong
tho Mississippi has sulisided.
A commess with 800 bales of cotton wns
destroyed by firo nt Texnrknun, Texas, ro
Bultlng in n loss of ,;100,000.
Tiie mining town of Forest City, Cnl., hns
been nlmost totnlly doftroycd by fire. Ono
mnn lost his lifo. nnd tho pccuninry loss
nmounts to sevcrnl lmndrsd thousand dollars.
Geohoe Jones, of Oglcthorpo county, Gn.,
shot nnd killod his wifo whom ho had
marricd when she wns only eleven years old,
nnd who had refufod to livo with him aftor
ho hnd nssnulted her mothor.
A St. I'aui, (Minn.) dipalch says it is ro-
ported on trustworthy information that tho
governmcnt has decided to re!oae S t'ing
Bull nnd his brnvcs, 140 in number, from
military custody. They will bo tnken on
May 1 from Fort Rnndall, whcro thoy lnvo
been finco thoy wero removed from Fort
Yatcs, n joar ago. and nlaced nnnn tho
roervation at the Standing Itock nconcy.
A New Oi'.leans thontre, just beforo tho closo
of tho pcrfonnnnce. was tlicsccno of npr.nio
rcsulting from nn nlnrm of firo. Tho lnrgo
nudicuce mndo n rush for tho roof, nnd nfter
quiet wns restored it wns found thnt two
men, two women nnd threo children hnd
been severely hurt.
Tiie receiver of tho Marion Trust com.
pany, of Iudinnapolis, lnd., ropoiti thnt in
ono ycar nenrly $20,000 has becn takcn in
nnd ijrAOOO paid out by tho concom. Tlio
victims of tho swindlo nnmber about fi,000,
nnd the nvorago amount received from eaoh
Tiie trenty of poaco bctwcen the Unitcd
Stntes nnd Mndngascar, whose cnvoys aro
now in this country, hns been ratified nt tho
BtatG departmcnt nnd proclnimod by tho
Tiie chicf of tho secret servico division of
tho treasury departmont has bcen advised
that n moH dangerous counterfeit of tho
Btandard silver dollar ha3 mndo ita nppear
nnce. Tho ba?o coin has tho exact weight,
ring nnd nppenranco of tho gcnuiue, and
resists tho ncid test unless tho ' outcr conting
of silver is penotrated. It would rcadily be
nccepted ns genuine by morehants. Several
of tho pieces hnvo only bcen discovered upou
rcachiug n Fub-treasurj'.
Genhiiai. Tiiomas J. IJnADT, ono of tho de
fcndanls in the stnr-routo caes, nppeared on
the itnesstnnd nnd teslitied that in July,
187G, ho was npioiuted second assistant post-inaster-geueral
nnd retired in April, 1681,
Witncps specificnlly denied all tho chargcs in
conuection with tho letting out of star-roulo
contracts mado against him by the prosecu
tiou. Tiie two nmbassndors with tho nnpro
nounceablo names from Mndngacnr vis
ited the stnto departmcnt nnd mndo a part
ing cnll upon tho l'resident. Tho nmTmssn
dors exprcsed profound npjireciation of tho
kind reception thoy had met with iu this
country and the many courtesics cxtended
to them. Tho Presidont oxpressed tho hopo
that their visit might lead to closer rolntious
between tho two governments.
Absistaxt TiiEtsuitEit A. N. Wyman has
bcen nppointed by tho l'resident United
States treasuror as succesor to James Gil
In tho eight months etuled February 2S,
18SU, there nrrived in tho United Stntes 300,
481 emignints, ngainst !!""),0J3 for n liko
period of tho previou3j enr.
Lieutenant II vnrEn has been ordered to
continuo tho scnrch for Lioutennnt Chipp
and party, of the lost Jenunotte. during tho
Tnu l'resident has suspetided Judgo Wilson
S. Hoover. nsociato jntico of tho supremo
court of Arizonn, pendiu' nn iuvetigition
of chnrges preferrcd ngaint him of corrupt
prnctices in ncceiiting briboj.
The stato departmcnt has bcen notified
that nn international exhibiliou will bo
opened nt Cnlcutta, India, Decomber 4, 1P83.
A Washington dispatch sajs that " thoex.
clusiou of Aincricnn iork from Germany
mny very probably, if it is persistod in.Iend
Congress when it meeis to tho ndoption of
fftalintory measures iii the wny of prohibit
ing the importntion of (ierpinn prodncts.
Tho stuto department rorrcspondenco fhows
conclusively that thcre is 110 proof in Ger
mnuy that Ainerican pork hns caused dis
eme. Tho e idence is clear to tho coutrnry."
The roof of n theatro in Havnna fell in
upon n cjffeo-house, dcinolishing thnt build
ing nnd killing n number of tho inmntes.
Intkixioence from 1'nris says thnt tho re
ccnt disturbanco thero is duo to tho fact that
fiO.OOO persons mo out of einploymeut. Many
foreigners nre koi'ping awny from tho city
owingto its uutet.lo l condition.
As mnuy ns 1,200 persons hnvo been nr
rested in tho proviuco of Andnlusia, Spaiu,
for complicity in tho nnnrchist moveinout.
Of this number !'.00 nro chargcd with mur
ders, ngrarian outragos, n'ldwithboing nbet
tors of tho "Black Haud" society. Sixty of
the piisoncrs hnvo confossed their complicity
111 four inurdors.
Divkiis sny thut thoro nro 100 bodics in tho
hold of tho wrecked steauu'r Cimbrin.
The Londou Timen' rorrespoudcntnt VarH,
Bpcakiugof thorumor that l'ioident Grevy
intended to rofign, says that tho geueral
political situntion, tho constnnt etridts of
rndiciilism.tlie chronic ins tability of cabinets,
tho insulls of reactionnry organs nnd the
thrcnls mado nt nnnrchist meetiugs cxplnin
the dtsi. of M. Grevy to rosijrn tho presi.
M. De LEsserfi hns loft Frnnce for Tunis,
North Africn, to direct surreysin tho project
to convort tho Dosert of Sahara into nn in
Mn. l'AnNEiA's bill to nmcnd tho Irish
land nct wns opposed in the Brii?li houso of
commons by Mr. Glndstone, nnd wns do
featod by C3 yens to 2t0nnys.
The Vionnn town council hns resolved to
hold nn cxhibition in 18f4 of nrticles con
nectcd with city improvomentB. Every
municipnlity in Euroric, Americn nnd Aus
Irnlia will bo invitcd to send cxhlbits.
In ordor to keep Germnn cmigrnnts as
much ns possiblo under tho supervision nnd
coutrol of tho Germnn lnws, tho Germnn
governmcnt hnj purchascd 1,000,000 ncres of
land in Moxico, nndis negotiatiug for 0,0C0,
OOJ acrcs moro for colonizntion purposes.
Oxfohi) defcnted Cnmbridgo by threo
lengths in tho nrinnil bont-rnco of thoo two
lending Knglifih nniversities.
Tiik phjfician who attendcd 1'rinco GorU
chnkoff nt Baden-Haden stntoi thnt thero
wcrocnough grounds for suspccting that tho
princo had beon poioned. In his will, mado
on his dcathbcd, tlio princo rpquests the nu
thoritics to suppress nny inquiry ns to
whether ho hnd boen poNoned.
Jlns. Alexandeh Ai.lan nnd hor fiftoan-joar-old
son wero foand doid nt their homo
in Hamillon, Ontnrio, having been sulTocatcd
by coal gas from n slove. Mr. Allan was dis
covered dying from tlics 11110 caue.
The damago cnused to tho governmcnt
buildings in Lcudn by tho nttempt to blow
them up with dynnmito is put nt $23,OOD.
Kabi, Maux, foundor of tho Internntionnl
Workingmcn's convention, nnd n proaiiucut
writer on socialistic topics, died n fow dnys
linco in Frnnco, n;ed sitty-flvo ears.
TiiEship Dunstnffnagc, from Cnlcutln for
I.iverpcol, hns been wrecked on tho const of
Scotlnnd. Fifteen men, bo?idon number of
women ai d children, wero drowned.
Ilowi.E-i, ono of tho prisoncrs nwaiting
tr'.al in conuection with tho l'hcenix pn k
murders, died in nn epileptic fit iu Kilma n
hatn jail, Dubliu.
An nttempt to mnrder Lady Florence
Dixic, youngcst daughter of tho Mnnmis of
Queensbury, is reported fro-n Londou.
Wliilo wnlking iu n secluded spot noir tho
wood nt U iudsor sho wns nttncked by ttTO
men dressed in womon's clothes. Her gar
mcnts wero cut in several places by dagger
thrusts, nnd 0110 thrust wns stopped by a
ptecl corsot rib. The last thing sho remcm
bers was ono of tho men pushing n quantity
of mud into her month. Sho fninted,
nnd on recovering found that both palms
woro cut acros-, nnd her gloes b ' vcred.
Tho snving of her lifo is nttributed to h'ir
St. licrnard dog, which, it is suppo'ed, pro
tectod her whilo sho lay in n swoon. Lndy
Dixio is described ns "a wonderful horso
womnn, n good sailor, an enthusiastio trav
cler and a tr;nchant writor." She hns writ
teu soveral booksof truvel, nnd has takeunn
nctivo pnrt in Irish nffnirs. Some time ago
sho nttncked tho IrWi lnud league, claiiniug
that no account of tho cxpcnditureof a largo
pnrt of its funds was given in its report
The leaders of tho land lcnguo replied that
sho was crazy aftcr notoriety.
A STARTLISG EXI'LOSIOX.
Attcinpt to lllnw Vp 1'iikiTaIi Cnvcrniiicnt
(Illk'CH With Djnaiiillc.
The utmost consfcrnation wns creafed m
London by nn attcmpt to Wow up tho Eng
lish local povernment board oflices near tlio
houses of pnrlinmcut. Ono nccount of thc
Every part of Westminster, the abbey, tho
houses ai parliainont, the great f t 'uctuies of
tho public ollices, the clulis nud dwelling
houses wero violently shnkeu to-night lij n.
tremendous exploiion. At !) o'clcoi r. m.
preeNcly n great detonation wns h ard,
followed by tho crnsh of gln's fnil.ng
from tliousands of wiudows. A deliberuto
nttempt lm 1 e;n m.ulo to blow up p' rt ol
the govcriiment oflice. tho pnrt occupied by
Bir Ch irlen Dilko and tlio locnl goo nment
board, in tho linmeiifo buililing boumled by
l'nrliiimeiit street, Downing slreet, C harles
Ftreet nnd St. Jnmes pnrk. Tlio npai tuu'nts
in iiucstion front 011 Charles street nnd nro
nlmost level with tlio pao.iient. Thownl'B
nre of great thickne-s, aml of solid mnsonrj,
and the wind iws 1 r itectcd by a masstve stono
lmlustrnde. Opposite, iifty yards nway, isthe
Kingstreet poliee station. Fifty feet nwnj
a Bentry guards tho l'arlinmeut stieet front.
Chnrlcs street is dark nnd unfreiniented nt
night, which pnrtly exilnins tho extrnordi
nary fnct that no lives wero lo-st. 'Iho dy
namite n placed on the window-sill iusido
tho balustrnde, where the fusewhen burning
would bo coucealed from tho view of any ono
The force of tho oxplosion wns tcrriflc.
Tho great stono balustrsido was oblittrated,
tho ma.-ive inasi nry rcnt to fragments, nnd
tho pavement fhaiteied nnd grcund to
powder. A woodeu structuro oppoio wns
blown into splinteis, nnd n mnss of stono
wns driven hrough thewn'l of tho houso
Inside tlio oft!ccs tliero remaincd nathing;
but t-iilintired wood, broken plas-er, wall
bur?t nunder nn iude-cribnble sceno of de
struction. 'I'he sti o.-t was compietely covered
with tho fragments of broken plnto glass
blown bodily out andi-haltered toaloms.
Tho doors of the Kiug street poliee btntiou
wereburst in by tho blas-t of nir, n.i tho de
tachment iiresent wns p-o trated. liroken
tiinbers nnd niaf. esof stono werostut llyiug
iuto King strtet. IViple crossiug nt l'nrha
ment street wero l iDeued dow n. A hnnsom
and hoise wero Uung nrros the sidiwnlk
ngaint tho front of the Wlutth 1 elub, in
wliich tho great plato glass windows woro
driven in a showcr into the 100ms.
Eerywheio tho great st cimternntion.
Iirevniled. l'oople poured out of their houses,
tho bri kt'n g!n crncknu under their feet.
In the houso of commons tho alarmwas gen
einl. Mr.ny niembeis left immedi.itely, tho
lobby wns ouiptied, nnd people rushed outot
Wo .tminster hnll.
Somo two hundred poliee nud a detach
ment of tho firo brigade took pos'se?Bian of
Chnrles street nnd drew n cordon around the
lmil litif. uliirhrn niio lmt lll lllbors of 1ir-
iinmentnnd public otlleinls weioi Ilowed to
piss. As tlio uli rni eprend llnusands
Uocked lrom nll lniis townrd We-tmmstir
nnd the most intense excitement prcvniiod,
tl.o report rapiJly gn nirg currency tlnt tho
hou-o of lomiiions hnd lirin blown up,
No ono to-night preteiuts to cxplaiu tl'C"
motixo or purpou of tho nct. It 13 aSL-ribed
to tho Irish Invincibles, ns n matter of
course. nud is described ns pnrt of n Fenian
plot, a thrent 11ml uwnrning to tho govcrii
ment. Ono thing only iscertnin- it wnndecil
of frightful reeklf ssness niul ntrocity, nnil
only nn ineiplicablo good fortune proonteit
it from being attended with the mostsenous
Seeral nttempts hnvo nl?o been mndo to
blow up tho building orcui ied by tho Ltn
don J iMis. That nper mndo tho followu t
staten ent: " An explosiou nt ouroftlcooc
curnd at 7: l-ri o'clock on edncsday evening,
but tho falling of ihe caiiister j roented nny
seriouit d.unnge. Thero is rrnon to tolievo
thnt two nttempts of this kind wcre mndo by
tho fnuio iniscreauts."
Xearly every tlieatre, according to
statistics, is doomed to destruction by
flre. Tho averago duration of etvch