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PUBLIBHEJ jWURSDAYS BREED fjwiIIGHT. Oflice in litdley lilouk. TERMS Of PB8CBIFTION: One Year L 91. n0 81* Month* I 75 Tbr«o Month* 1 50 Governor Hoy»>f Wyoming, in his message, makes aLoruu* argument for woman suffrage w*h will be of interest to ttie opponents | the proposition as well as to those wtyfavor it, as showing the result of the ctjriment in his terri tory. He says: ‘Ssewhere, objectors persist in ealjiug th honorable statnte of ours an “expi#ient.” Wo know that it is not—that tier it we have bet ter laws, better better morals, and a higher social mlition in general, than could otherwise ist—that not one of the predicted evityteh as loss of na tive delicacy and dikrliance of home relations, has folio wot u its train—that the great body of oq women, and the best of them, have aa ited the elective franchise us a precio# >oou, and exer cise it as a patriotic «ty—iu a word, that, after twelve year*’ happy experi ence, woman suffrage go thoroughly rooted and established |the minds and hearts of this people tl, among them all, no voice is ever in protest against or iu question of ” OUR FBOCRASTINATL COURTB. After sutnmiug up tlie 1-greaa of in ventors iu the efforts to Ip pace with the hurry of American 1 The Hour scores the courts for tcdife.caa in busi ness. It says: The Wolf ( business may move with aeceleratr speed, but our courts will not be hurri The su premecourtof the United $;.< H j 8 three years in arrears of its culdir. Who- ! ever wishes to indulge iu thaxury of a lawsuit which lias to lie tint’ decided at the capital, must wait tha>ngth of time before his case ean be lit 1. Not withstanding the multiplicity judges and lawyers in this and ot. cities, there is no such thing us tkurompt hearing and speedy disposal ot easing cases. So tedious our courts that our exehuugea hnv* make it a forfeiture of his seat if an %. a [ is made to the law by a member fot set tlement of a dispute. The me. ants also have an arbitration court oiheir own to settle their differences. Ii ng laud and France there are no sui.j c lays in legal proceedings as are toktod in this cjiut v. Dr. Luuxon, in.g. land, is to be handed on April 4th, iug been found guilty on March 14i-f murdering his brother-in-law. The J begau within n few weeks after his afct and did not last over a week. Hut taken place iu this country it would in cousinned at least two months’ time, 1 there would have been an immense ms of worthless expert testimony allow® If a lunatic fires at the queen, he ; promptly put out of the way and every j thing is done to avoid making lam si object of public interest. But Guitruo, under our court procedures, was allowed to administer to bis own diseased vanity for mouths, uud though there was ud question as to his guilt, a yeay will elapse between the mur*ler at. J his exe cution. A case was recently reported of a controversy over u policy of insur ance of $5,000, between the St. Nicholas Insurance Compauy of New York and the Merchants’ Insurance Company of Newark. The case began in 1865, when the plaiutiff obtained a verdict; where upon the general term of the supreme court granted a ucw trial. Again the plaintiff prevailed. The case was then carried to the court of appeals, which reversed the judgment of the court be low. Bev. uteen years have passed since the litigation begau, four limes the amount ot money involved in the case ;ms been wasted uud the controversy is as far from settlement us ever. Thero are literally thousands of such mon strous instances upon the records of our courts. It is dear that this anomalous state of affairs cannot last. Our courts aud con gresses will in time he forced to recog tl'c fact that this is uu age of rail roads and telegraphs. If the courts can not settle business disputes promptly, the example of the stock exchange and the chamber of commerce will be fol lowed in other instances. Judges must be made to realize that courts exist for the benefit of tlie community, not for the emolument of Hie legal profession. The demand of the time is for more aud speedier justice aud for a good deal less law. The recently discovered fraud by tbe sanding of American ccton has led Con bul Sinew of Mancheler. England, to investigate the me* question. He urges the necessity o improving the methods by which the meat has hereto fore been introduced iahe English mar kets, and asserts that *‘linage is culled for by the wide diffetuee in the price paid for the meat to carters and that demanded on the sale I retail. At the present time, the con* ri presents, the English butchers m|e a very large protit out of tbe Amectn meat, and of ten by reason of mis«|reseutation as to the character of the fat they sell. It is a common practicin' consul is in formed, for the butfr to claim the beef, muttou, etc., w*i he has for sale is English, when, injbt, it is secured directly from the African supply at Liverpool. In one iftmce he himself detected th ; s form of Jloeition. A eer tain butcher iusistecl-at he was sell ing English meat sir, when subse qnently the lie was Ifrbare by the ac cidental finding of bif 1 which was ex clusively for America neat. The pre judice against Ameii meat has died out in*Eugland, undAc necessary that steps should be takel.-gos the oouaul, that these injurious t sof the butchers nj>ou consumers she be stopped and fair dealing compel! o that Ameiican moat may be told U merits. Sev eral years ago the el waa made to es tablish special stow here the import ed meat was sold, 1 he project failed by reason of the pre ee then existing to the American me iud owing to the irregularity of tho ,|y. Now, how ever, tha time is fav le to a repetition of this experiment a üblishing Ameri can meat stores an; h judicious man agement it nould made a success. The meat has woo I everywhere, and ho consul finds no | ruaaou why ex- • S« lOFFRAUE AMERICAN NEAT. BROOKINGS tgMto SENTINEL VOLUME I. porters should not obtain at least two oents more for the meat at Liverpool than at present, without materially in terfering with the profit of the retail dealer, which is estimated at a round sum, aud at the same time enable the consumer to buy the meat at a reduction of from two to three oents per pound on the present prices. The cheapening of the purclmse price of good beef especial ly would insure nn enormous iucrease in the quantity consumed, and directly lament the poorer classes. Further more, by the establishment of the special Btores the meat would be placed fairly aud honestly liefore the public as Ameri can, ard the producer and consumer would reap n mutual benefit. The sup ply of the meat from this country is now so regular and its quality so excel lent that no difficulty will be encounter ed in disposing of it promptly and at good prices. , CRIMINAL IMPOSITION. The question of food adulteration sur passes the liquor traffic iu its importance and is iu much more need of vigorous agitation. In the liquor warfare the poison is unmasked aud can be prudently avoided and pointed out, hut iu the mat ter of food no one can tell what it pass ing iufo his stomach without first going to the trouble of uu analytical teat. In infant food alone the New York Times says there are about twenty European preparations aud at least twice as many American, all of which profess to furnish a complete nutrition for the iufnnt dur ing the first few months of its existeuee, while yet the conversion of starch into dextrine and sugar is lieyoud the ca pacity of the untrained digestive func tion. The examination of these w ith the microscope, assisted by such simple tests as iodine which turns starch cells blue, and gluten (or albuminous) gran ules yellow, has engaged the careful at tention of Dr. Ephraim Cutter, of Cam bridge, and bis results will startle most mothers who have relied upon the ex travagant pretenses set forth in the cir culars of manufacturers. Eliza McDon ough, who preceded Dr. Cutter in this field, has been in a measure discredited; but it appears that her assertion—that the starch, so far from lieing transformed into dextrine, was not sufficiently altered to renter the reoognit ion of its source difficult, whether*from wheat, rye, corn or barlev—was strictly true and that these pretentious foods are, without exception, nearly valueless for diet tic purposes Allot them consist of baked Hour rnaiuly, either alone or mixed with mgar, milk or salts. In some cases, the >aking has been very inadequately per oirae-J, ami the doctor found one that merely of wheat and oats whose tnreti cells were proximately in their •itural condition. The general result : D.. Cutter’sexamination may be stated brief terms as iollows; There was arcely a single one of ths so-oalleii in it foods that contained a quantity of ulen as large as that Contained in or mry wheat Hour. That is to say, a 11-eompouuded wheat gruel is superior any of them, particularly when boiled h a little milk; and mothers are in >or who place the slightest dependence Silt them As respects one ve«y ex i :-tive article, professing to possess 1 parts iu every 1,000 of pliosphatic Is iu connection with gluten, Dr. Iter was uuable to tiud any gluten at • The thing was nearly pure starch, * at uu exorbitant price as a nerve f brain food and a great remedy for f'ts. Bo all through the list. Some- Ms a tract' of gluten was present; more •leutly noun at all. In one case t * were 90 parts of starch to 10 of t 4 u; but this was exceptional, aud the slrity were less valuable, ounce for oit, than ordinary wheat Hour. Con si|ug the semi-philanthropic preten si*that have been put forth by the mAfacturers of these foods, some of thf sustained by the certificates of ensut physicians, the report of Dr. is one of the dreariest comments upAunman nature that has recently fallnndcr the notice of the journalist. A Startling Discovery. j (From tbs Nurtb Georgia Citizen.J » men who live in the northern pari Gilmore County, near theCohut tahkuge, mode a startling discovery a fewWsago. They had chased a depre datl fox to his covert, which proved to lan immense hollow tree truuk, cha j and blackened by forest tires. It v comparatively bat a huge stump, beii not more than twenty feet high, evil tly having been snapped iu twain by ne fierce hurricane which had Iwe that way. The wiley robber of the nuery had entered a small aperture ueai le base of the tree aud all efforts at sain ag him oat had proved futile. As a la resort one of them suggested bar ring he fox’s mode of entrance, and then 'elli t the tree, which, owing to its age ind lecayed condition would be on easy ask. This plan was adopted and a few igoima strokes of their axes sent the Id skell crashing to the earth, and Rey ard in endeavoring to make bis escape ras summarily dispatched with an ax. lb th»y were preparing to take their de arture one of the men diaoerfied some ring white gleaming in the old hollow tump, and upon examination was hom ed to baliold the bleached bones of s ismemkertdhumau skeleton. The men ere considerably startled by their trange chtcovery, and on closer inspeo on a powder horn and bullet pouch rere brough to light, together with a few loulderiug articles of (raiment, but othing else was found that would indicate who the person had been. Many conjectures have been made as to iiow the skeleton came, and how long it had reposed in thia strange mausoleum, tlie affair lews * profound mystery. Mr. Harris’ Back Pay. A Washington correspondent saya that a very good story of liack pay is told by ex Representative Harris, of Virginia. “ I voted sguiuat the bill,’’he says, “but I took the money. When I waa up for re-election, they threw it up at me. I told them I had tried to Mat the bill, but had taken the money, yet I thought that they would forgive me when they heard wnat I had done with it * I took that money down into Virginia,’ said I, and gave it to a poor woman with aeven ol ihireu, and I told her to use it for her- M*lf and children, and the story is not a bit worse because that woman is my wife.’ I don't think 1 lost a vote by that beck pay business.” M ■f NEWS IN BRIEF. New Cardinal a. On the 87th the pope created Archbi.hop MoCabe, of Dublin, and six others, cardinals. The Public Debs. The March statement of tho condition of the public debt shows a reduction for the month of *18,492,946. Oxford n. Cambridge. The annual Oxford and Cambridge clght oared match was rowed upon the Thames from Putney to Mortlake on tho Ist iiut. The Ox fords won by six boat lengths. iHaana’w l aw. Judge-Advocate-General bwsitn has decided that the Hading of the court-martial in the case of Sergeant Mason was invalid, and that there fore tho imprisonment of Mason was illegal. ■flown to Atoms. The Vulcan Powder Company's works op positc Hau Francisco, Cal., were annihilated by explosion oil the 27th. Eleven men were killed outright and four w ere badly injured. Htx of the killed w*re Chinamen. I.unalirs Burned. A temporary wooden building used by fho Territorial Insane Asylum at Yankton, I). T., while the new brick structure is in process ot erection, caught tire 011 tlie 2d inst.. and was consumed. There were fifty-four patients iu tbo structure and of these four lost their lives. The pro|HTty destroyed was valued at tin, HOC. Convicted Nihilists. Official announcement is made of the com mutation by the czar of all death sentenced I sissed on tlie nihilists recently eouvieted, to lai d lalxir in the mines for an indefinite period, except in the case of Marine Lieutenant Buchmoff, whose sentence was confirmed. The latter however, was granted a military execu tion. Nulrldal. Cornelius J. Vanderbilt, brother of Wil liam 11. Vanderbilt, shot himself at Glenliam Hotel, New Y’ork city, on the 2d inst., and died from tho effects of the wound . f sir hours after ward. The cause of the act is said to have heen mental derangement brought on by epilepsy. James Tremaine, a wealthy broker of Boston, Mass., committed sained, on tlie Slst ult. Allen Fox. aged 81, a wealthv citizen of Louisville, Ky., cut his throat on the 29th ult. At Oraud Rapids, Midi., Ida South, aged li, bought 5 ceuts worth of arsenic and committed suicide with it because her mother had reproved her. V lei inis o( a l< Guard. During a violent storm which swept a portion of Dakota, recently, several pt r«ons Inst their lives. A lieutenant from Fort Sisseton, Day County, became lost on a journey to Watertown and died from exhaustion shortly after being found. A Mrs. Long and her sou Albert were found dead three miles west of Goodwin. Pierre Ducb&in succumbed to the elements near Cava lier, and his body was found under the snow. Eight laud explorers from Aberdeen for Water town, started out before tbe blizzard. One or two of their ponies bad been found at last ac eounts, but the whereabouts of the |>arty was not known. A Monument Demolished. The Andre monument erected by Cyrus W. Field at Tappan, N. Y., on the sjs.i' w here the notorious English spy was hung in revolution ary days, and upon which was eugraved an iu saription written by the !ate Dean Stanley, was almost ruined on the night of the 30th ult., bv sonic uuknowu tiersons who exploded a charge of dynamite under it. The bast' was completely shattered, hut the shaft still stands, partially dis mounted. Hince the mutilation of the inscrip tion of the monument on Washington’s birth day, by Geo. Heudiix, who is now a refugee from legal pursuit gnauls have been stationed iu the neighborhood of the cenotaph, ami it is a mystery how this la*t act of desecration was accomplished. Mhlpwreck. The captain and crew of the brigantine Wil liam, wrecked on Sable Intend, reached Halifax on tin 2d inst. The vessel become locked iu the ice, and provisions giving out, tho crew worn compelled to subsist for 22 days on oats that hail been in tbe crevices of the vessel for years. On the night of the Ist inst., a collision oc curred off Capo Finisterrc, Hpain, lift wwu the Spanish steamer Yerurac Bat and the Boval Mail steamer Dourn, from Brazil. Both steam ers snuk. Thirty of the crew of the Spanish steamer, including tho captain and pilot were drowned. The total number lost could not be ascertained. The coasting steamer IYltoo foundered in the British Channel on the26ih. Eighteen persons wore drowned. A Ntenmboal Horror® The steam* r Golden Eagle, eu route from New Orleans for Cincinnati, was burned at Memphis early on the morning of the 81st ult,, and between thirty aud forty lives are reported lost, mostly women and children. Ho rapidly did the flames spread that live minutes after discovering the tire amidships, the after port of the steamer was all ablaze and those who es caped had to flee iu (heir night clothes. As near as can be ascertained there were twenty tin ee UditM cm bnrd tin ill-fated steamer, two of whom bo far *h kuowu, wt*iennved. Stowe’* circus wuu on board. The entire outfit eou hixting of *n cage* of animal*, the baud and other wagon*, tent* and hornet* were <*ou*uim'd. The fire wa> ocoaitioncd by a watchman acci dentally Netting tire to a lot of jute, which waw stored aimd-liij)*. Pecuniary lo«* aliout 000. Mr*. L. E. K 'untz, the wife of the wealth> steamboat man, and her three children are among the lout. .79 or In ary. L. 11. BalUnger, a prominent politician of Galveaton, Texan, died from the efTecta of vac cination Geu. Hurl hurt, late United State* minister to Peru, died at Lima, on the 28th alt., of heart disease. Mr. Joseph Ryris, on old citizen cf Chicago, who was a proponent member of the board of coantv commftsioners tome years ago, died ou the night of the 20th ult., aged 50. Henry B. Meyer, father of the late Gen. Meyer, chief of the signal cervice, died at Chi cago, on the 2tfth ult., at an advanced age. He invented a sleeping car m 1854, and at the tune of his death wa* engaged in perfecting a safety car. Judge Patton, of the West Virginia court of appeal*, died at Wheeling, W. Va., ou the 80th ult., of heart disease. Captain Thomas IT. French, a retired oflicer of the 7th cavalry, died suddenly at Leaven worth, and was buried at the fort. Francis Ashton, Br., oue of tlie pioneer reni dt’Uts of Lima, 0., died on tbe 20th. aged 87 years. A ©loar i:ipo«e« Dick Little, the traiu robber, has made a con fession giving al] the transactions of the Janie* gang since Lis connection with it, together with the names of the participants iu the Gad’s Hill, Coalterviile, Glendale, Winston and Blue Cat tram robberies. It was oa Little's testimony that Clarence Hite was arrested in Keutacky and taken to Gallatin, Mo., where he received a twenty five year sent* nee for participation in the WhisUtt traiu robbery, iu which Conductor Westfall was killed. J. R. Timberlake, sheriff of Clay Coantv, Mo., and H. H. Craig, a Kansas City policeman, received $5,000 for capturing Little. Aa a Dequel to the Little confession, it trana apirea that the following conditions were exact ed hr the criminal ere be turned state's evi dence: He wae to reoeive immunity from the government, be paid *I.OOO on giving bimaelf up, and *5,000 more in the event of the capture of hie ooni|ianiona through hie inetrumentality. Hhouid the other robbera lie arreeted, Commia eioner Craig and Gov. Crittenden trill receive in the neighborhood of *1)00,000, the aggregate of reward* offered, minus the *5,000 paid Little. Sliur Mtakapt, Henry Burrougha and Voter Fogor were drowned in the canal feeder at Trenton, N. J„ on the ltd iuat. Three young non* of Lewi* Rowland, a rail way engineer of Port Providence, Pa., were auothered to death, on the lat lust., by the caving iu of a eand-bauk under which they had tunneled. At Gay Head, near Bouton, Mas*., on the 3d iuat., a woman lockad her three children in the hotue, and went to a neighbor a. During her aheenee the building took fire and all the chil dren burned to death. A number of people aought shelter under a abed during a atorm near Reading, Pa., on the 3d iuat. A water tank toppled over and crua li ed •* abed, killing four and severely wounding eeverah Truman Dunham, (ireeident of the Cleveland Linseed Oil Works, an old and honored dtiaen, war aught iu the machinery at the works, on the 80th tilt., and killed John Taylor waa killed and Mr. Alvia fatally injured by the destruction of a bouse by a tor nado. Is] Lee County, Ala., an the 38th ull. W. Kmeline, a prominent farmer of Selina township, IU., •« killed by an accidental blow ■ £ - i s BROOKINGS, DAKOTA, THURSDAY APRIL 6, 1882. from a sledge In tho bands of his son white driving fence posts, Edward Henri was instantly killed and G. Smithson fatally injnred by the explosion of a boiler at Kemptou, Ind., on the 28th, amt a similar accident at Corning, 0.. on the 28th, resulted fatally to Reuben Deutro and four others. A hail-storm at Wheeling,’W. Va., on the 27th, riddled windows and did other damage to the amount of 828,000. A gale at Eranslmrg, Pa, demolished a three story building, killing M. A. limit and Fraak McDowell. Two brothers named Ilassett, perished in a fire which consumed a boarding house at West Ansonia, Conn., on the 27th. John McNulty, aged 18, and Wm. McClure were killed by the fail of an elevator from the fifth floor of tlie Hundcrlaad hnilding, Troy, N. Y.. on the 27th. Work of the I'lamet. Tbe Ellanora Spring Hotel, a handsome frame building at ITaysville, I’a., valued at 8138.000 was swe|B away by an incendiary fire on the Ist inst. Koch A Hons’ stationary house was dan need ♦75,1W0 worth by fire on the 2d inst. Loss ♦75,000. A fire at Htockton, Cal., on the 2d inst., fipn suincd Sperry & Co.'a mills aud several udjein ing buildings. Loss *200,000. Insniinoe ♦BO,OOO, *• Arrisou’s planing mills and Willeta. Oliver A C-x’s box faetory at Kaighn'. Point, N. tP, were reduced to ashes on the 31st ult. I sms *40,000. Nine bonnes were destroyed by fire at Forest C'ilv, Aik., on the night of tlie SOtb nit. Loss ♦40,000. Riesck’s safe factory, Pittsburg, Pa., was en tirely destroyed on the 31st ult., together witti live brick dwellings iu the rear. Loss *50,000. The bark Graham’s Polly, laden with petro leum, was burned to the water’s edge in New Y rk harbor on the 31st ult. Loss *25,000. The Canterbury payer mill at Norwich, Conn., burned on tlie 30th ult. Loss ♦30,000; insur ance *20,000. Jacob Borer's store, at Borancbtown suburb, near Philadelphia, burned on the morning of the 29th nit. Loss *50,000. Toronto was visited by a serious fire on the night of the 28th alt., which consumed the Toronto Wagon-wheel Company’s works and the Consolidated Purifvmg establishment. Lo«* ♦fit'oso. Walker Hall, the finest of the Amherst Col lege buildings, was destroyed by fire on the 29th lilt. The building and contents were valued at ♦290,000. ’The Shepard mineral cabinet alone was worth *BO,OOO. Insurance on all *72,000. Tarthing’s distillery, Buffalo, N. Y., was re duced to ashes on tho 291 b ult. laws *60,000. The paper hotiso of Richards A Co., at Gar diner, Me., burned on the 28tb. Loss *50,000. Insured for *32,000. The town of Grundy, near Lynchburg, Pa.,' was almost entirely consumed )>v fire on the 28th. The business portion of Hurdslsiro, Pt., was swept away by tire on the 26th. Loss *16,000. Conner A callin'- dry goods bouse aud Wiles A Son’s drug store at Spencer, Ind., were visited bv fire on tbe 28th. Damage *25,000. The Aibion Springs Tooth Harrow Works at Detroit, Mich., were partially destroyed by tire on the 27tb. Loss *25,000. Fires at Boeszenfa and Paks, Hungary, de stroyed 110 buildings at the former place, uud 248 at the latter. Kcvcral hundred families arc left destitute numerous Deeds. At a variety theater in Denver, Col., on the let inst., James Mulligan, an actor, spoke dis paragingly of the wife of Arthur Hhepperil, the stage manager, aud was fatally stabbed by the latter. John N. Massey and James Hamhler, two well-known Hau Francisco spurting characters, had a quarrel on the 2d inst., when the latter shot Maseev dead. A. C. Patrick, of Seward, Neb., shot his wife through the heart, fired at his two sons, and esca|s il arrest and is being hotly pursued. At an isolated ranch in’the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, a woman and four children were butchered /or money. Three men named Ylaitm, Landers and Franks, quarreled at Dunbar, I’a., on the 2d mat. Franks was vanquishing Martin, whsre- U[«>ll Lenders braine 1 him with a pick. W. J. Phchns and Jay McEweu, cattle thieve*, were Ivuchid at Pueblo, Col., ou the 31*1 ult. Harvey H. Stern wa* murdered near Bluff ton, Minn., on the night of the 20th ult., by William Chester. A lad named Joseph Smith was drowned iu a canal at Lowell, Mas*., on the 30th ult., under circumstances which led to tbe arrest of two boys, Thomas Glynn and George Cook, for manslaiighte*. \ seven-year-ole! eye-witnoas accuses the Cook boy of | wishing young Smith in to the water. Robert Blacn, a Cleveland blacksmith, at tempted to murder hi* wife, on the 3l*t ult., and then sent a bullet through hi* own brain. Mr-. Blacn i« dangerously wounded. Jo. eph Holt, a school-teacher, at Shelbyville, Ky., was w aylaid and shot dead by Cals? Hun ter, who was incensed because Holt interfered and prevented him from whipping bis wife. Goa. Streelnikoff, public proaccutor of the nihilists at Kieff, Russia, wa* shot through the bean while sitting on a boulevard at Odessa, on the 31st ult. Joseph Yerger, a wealthy store-keeper at Sul phur Springs, Mo., was foully as*a**inated on the mght of the 29th ult. The store and dwell ing were Hint fired by tbe miscreants, aud as the affrighted family • merged from the burn ing building Yerger*s bodv was riddled with buckshot. A man named *rn*ssler, whom Yer ger had impriFoned for borse-stealirg, is *us pccted of the crime. Eugene Chilton visited Major Edgerton'a daughter at the major's residence, near links ptndenoe, Mo., on the night of the 28th ult., in a state of intoxication. Trouble ensued, and Clulton was shot di ad by Edgerton. A Mrs. Ballard, residing in Lincoln County, Kv., bad a disagreement with her husband, on the 2*ith ult. Hue took her three children, aged four mouths, 4 aud 7 year* ro*pectivulv, to a neighboring nood, broke thi; necks of the twe oldent aud threw their bodied into the i*ond after which she jumped in with L* r infant and wa.* drowned. Alex C. Wingate, of Lexington, Ky., was as sa-shiated ou a railway train between Sparks ville and Modora. Ind.’ on the 99th ult., by >*r unknown man. The murderer Jumped horn the car* when they were speeding at the rate of 40 mile* an hour and drowned himself in a creek a short distance from tlm track. In a fin’bt witli cow bov» u< ar Tombstone, Arizona, on the 29th nit, John A. CHhexpie of a KherifTM pome, Dcweug Hunt amt Billy Oroumlx, cow-boy.*, were lulled. E. Allen anil Jack Young, also of the sheriff’! party, were badly wounded. An old mau named Jacob Smith wax mur dered at Crawford settlement, eight mile* south of I’arwell, Mich., by Joseph Bucher. John W. Killah a, for 18 ycaia clerk of the New York City board of education, and lately employed as longshoreman at San Francisco, killed his wife on the night of Ibe 27th by stabbing her while in a fit of jealousy At Indianapolis, Ind. on the 28!h, Green Burnett fatally shot Bob Alexander while re turning from a dance. Both parlies are col ored and quarreled concerning a du-ky maiden. A young exprenauian named Win. Mitcliell was killed by Edward Steelier, a saloon-keeper at Chicago, on the 28th. In a quarrel concerning the costs in a rcplev in suit at Leadville, Col., ou the 28tb, J. C. Earley, a prominent attorney and politician, shot Policeman Sam Townsend dead. An at tempt to lynch the murderer was frustrated. Two men named Rider were killed in a qnar rci at Wsverley, 0., on the 28th by a man named Hhar[ietiuc. An old man named John Henderson was shot dead in a disreputable house at UrsnU Rapids. Mich., by VV. H. Clark, a colorod harbor. Six colored convicts working on the Texas Pacific Railroad killed their guard and escaped towards Mexico. Two got over the hue, bat the others were overtaken, and in a light which en sued two of the negroes were killed. Two wire captared. (Wasktastoa Oor. St Louis Olobe-Democrat.) Mina Emily Beale, daughter of Oeu. Beale, is possessed of tome treasures in the way of jewels that alrnoet outshine the historic pieces left the family by their Mice*tors, and the massive ana Bar baric gold oru aments worn by her at several entertainments have created con siderable interest. They comprise a broad oollar and necklace of hammered gold, the pendiiuta sot with precious stones and linked together until they oover the whole neck from shoulder to shoulder and fall almost to the waist hue in front. Three heavy bracelets of the same workmanship aoeomisuiy this golden breastplate, and all ol them were onae the possession* of one of the royal princesses of Bulgaria, who wus forced to part with these heirlooms by the .for tunes of war and the distress siul devas tation that cam* upon their country five Royal Jewels. M **►* year* ago. The Russian Prince Irktcheif, sent to that province as governor anil military occupant at the close of the war, Snrchaaeil the jewels of one of these inlgariau ladies and sent part of them to the fair American wife of hia cousin, M. Bakmeteflf, now first secretary of the Russian legation at Paris. Mr.e. Bak meteff divided the possessions with her younger sister, anil these royal jewels of Bulgaria now shine at the fetes of tho two great republican courts of the world. FORTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. He-n wee. Monday, March 27. —The bill for the admix »ion of Dakota was recommitted The bills granting pensions to the widow, of Presidents Garfield, lyler aod Polk were passed The agricultural appropriation hill was reported back Ad juurued. Tubuiat. March 28.—The tariff commission bill was taki u up. A number of amendments were rejeetid and the bill was passed—yeas 38. nay* IS. T'i* lull provides for a commission of nine members, to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the senate, w ho are to leeetvc as compensation for then- service* *lO per day when actually employed, and traveling and orher necessary expenses. They arete invest gate all the various questions relating to agri eultural, common iai, mercantile, manufactur ing, mining and industrial interests ui the United Htates so that as the sone may be necessary to establishment of a judicious tariff or a revision of the existing tariff and existing system of internal revenue laws upon a scale of justice to all interests: and is to report to con gress from t me to time and to make a final re port not later than tlie Ist Monday in Januarv, 1883 Adjourned. Wkijnehuay, March 29. The civil appropria tion hill was reported and debated in committee of tho whole. The senate then held an execu tive session and immediately thereafter ad journed. TmmsDAY, March 30.—Williams introduced a bill prohibiting the lmixirtatiou of neat cattle from Canada... .The Indian appropriation bill was debated for a short time After a short exoenti ve session the seuate adjourned. Friday, March BL—The Indian appropriation hill w as taktn up ID committee of the whole and an amendment appropriating *250,000 for the education of Indian children was adopted. The kill was then reported to the senate- and passed After an executive session an ad journment till Monday was takeu. House. Monday, March 27. —Bills introduced: To establish a department of indtistev with a secretary of industry; to authorize the depart ment of justice to andit and allow for the set vices of experts summoned by the government in the Gin trail trial, provided they shall not be [laid in excess of *25 |>er day, and provided anv allowance heretofore made shall be de ducted; appropriating *6,863,1X8) for the im provement of the Mississippi Bivcr and for continuing works already begun in accordance with the recommendation of the Mississippi River commission; to provide for an assistant secretary of the navy to be selected from officers of the navy under the rank of rear admiral, aud to receive the highest rate of pay at Lu grade, aud perform the duties of the s’lcretarv of the navy in the absence of that officer; to restore and tix the pav of inspector generals of the department of the army; to change the ail valorem tax of 86 |ier cent, on imports and burlap and articles manufactured of tlax, jute or hemp, or manufacture* of which these con stitute the chief component; authorizing the issue of *25.18X1,(8X1 fractional currency, in de nominations of 25 and 50 cents, in exchange for a like amount of legal tenders which shall be cancelled... .Adjourned. Tuesday, March 28.—The house considered thi tariff commission bill in committee of the whole. The Freliiighuysen-Trescott correspon dence was submitted, and the se-cretary of war informed the house that 85,000 more rations wen needed for the sufferer* by the rt00d.... Adjourned. Wednesday, March 29.—The senate amend ment to the house- bill granting a ix-iislnii of *5,600 per year to I.iieretia It. Garfield, was concurred in. The amendment includes the n-lines of Sarah C. Folk and Juba G. Tyler ... The tariff commuittion bill wrn then dt until adjournment. Tihunday, Muvhftd.—Th* dav was "< Hummed by debate on the tariff commission bill. Friday. March 31.—A joint resolution pas* d, appropriating SIOU t UM) to enable the aecretary of war to imiue rations to ixrson* rendered destitute by the overflow of the MiMissippi River,... After ft Herndon in committee of the whole on the army appropriation bill the house adjourned. Katukday. April 1. -The senate bill paaacd to facilitate the payment of dividends lo cred itors of till ri «t liu;i!i ■ and Tiu t Company.... The bill making St. Vincent, Minn., a * port of entry nan pas M-d.... Ad journed. ‘ LATEST MARKET REPORTS. NEW YORK. Flora—C ommon amt Go. i Extra* I 6 w .» 700 Wheat—No. 2 lied.... '4 1 41 Corn—No, *j .. <4 76 Oath— Choice .... 4’ *5 Rye <4 23 Pore—Mow .417 75 hABD All uo CHICAGO. Flow—Uood tu Choice Hi ring. .. . f a on (4 7 UO Common ** .. . suu (4 5 7ft Whaai—No. X Cash <4 1 34 No. i, Heller April 4 1 as Corn—No. 2 « 86 Qftfft—No. 2 4 4.1 * 4 BtRLEY -No. 2, 4 1 03 Rye ,4 82 Pork—Mem, Cash (417 o 7 fjtßl)—Ccjtb <4IU go BVTTYR ■ Pood to Choiui Cn nwr? 23 i 4 1/ GoodtoCbotoa Dairy... 25 <4 -S* Eoo* 14 (4 13 Cukisr—Prime 1/34 4 14 MILWAUKEE. Flour—Good W) Choice Hiring.... | 5 5» 14 850 Cotmoon to GcmnC 3 M) «4 4 75 Whkat— Spring, No. 2. Regnlai .. «4 1 27 ’4 Kpnug. No. 3, “ ... (A 1 13 Spring, No. 2, Hel'er Apr. (4 1 27 Spring, No. 2, Heller May 4 1 _'B‘, Corn—No. 2 <4 68 "AIS V>. 1 .4 41 Baulky—No. 2 ,4 21 Byk—No. i (4 ■ POHK —M<«* «4 I 7 I*u I Jinn ai'*-- Cattle—Good to Choice Bleer*.. . i iS 45 W Hoo*—Gomt to Choice 6 20 <4 8 75 Sheet—Common to Choice 3 25 (4 4 5o Butter—Good t«» Choice 22 <4 38 Etna II (4 14 Chre«k—Prime 13 <4 14 St LUCIA. Whkat—No. 2 Red 4ft 30 Corn—No. 2 <4 88 if Oath—No. 2 4 4814 Btk—No. 1 (4 Hi Pork—Mena. .417 75 TOLEDO. Whkat—No. j Red 4fl 31 % Corn High Mixed. .* .. 4 >U Oats. 4 43 College Incident*. (From the Bufhlo Commercial.; A few jean ago one of the students at Bowduin College tare the euphonious title of “ Spud.” He was a fine scholar, and after graduation was chosen an in structor in the college. Of oourae, his student name still clings to him. He knew it and didn’t like it. He was very dignified sud his professional chair did not diminish the gravity of his demean or. One day some boys playing ball near the door of a recitation room in which “ Spud ” was conducting a I .atin exercise, annoyed the expounder of sub jectives and the intricacies of iudireet discourse, and calling a sophmore to him, he said: "Please goto the door, Mr. A.,and say (othose players that Ide al re thnu to cease their play or make lees noise.” A. went to the door, stuck bis head ont and shouted in steutoriau tunes: " Here, yon fellows 1 Spud says to dry up 1” Another professor in the same college bore the nickname " Kaxgar,” from two common Greek words. In fact very few professors iu any American col lege escape familiar or opprobrious nicknames an the bonds of the studenU. One of the happiest hits of this sort was at the expense of a certain Yale profes sor who wss called “ Old Spoudee,—a »j>ondr.c, in metrical versification consist ing of two tony feet. Tiibbe is a bachelor iu Ipswioh, Mass., 85 years of sge, who has worn the same bat for over 60 years. He baa never used anything btft pent for fires and be burns tallow dips for light. EPISODE OF THE WAR. A Mystery cf Mis Lennar Hudson—Haw Huntings Ws* Alarms*. * The New York Independent tell what it says is “a true incident” of the Lower Hmlaon which is worth rending: A few honra after it was known that Virginia had seceded from the Union, a citizen of Norfolk had collected a few valuablea and sailed for the north. He went to Haatings-on-the-Hndaon and ea tabliahed bin family in a cottage which he rented for #IOO a year. Either from choice or ueceimity, their atyle of liviDg was modest and they did not seek society, the latter, perhapw because they were not welcomed by their neighbors. We all know what wax the state of tbe public miinl in the spring and summer of 1861, and with what xuxpicion south ern refugees were regarded. They might have loxt everything by their devotion to the Union, or they might be xpiex or in centliarieti. Who c-anlil tell ? That man wax from the aonth iuxnred him the strictest scrutiny and deepest distric t. Little wax kuowu of this particular family, lmt this may have served to sharpen the eyes of the watehc-rq. Two facts were speedily ascertained; one, that the head of the household wok fre quently alxwTitfroin Hastings; the other, that when at borne his favorite pastime was walking tipou the Croton aqueduct. Both were seized upon as of evil omen. To lie sure, it may be difficult for us to see why, as nothing was known of tlie cause of his absence, aud the aqueduct was a favorite promenade for old and yonng, as who that has lived upon the eastern bank of the lower Hudson does not know ? Btill the fact that the grey haired stranger followed the custom of the older residents was the cause of a general alarm. m A rumor had started, and was whis pered by old ladies over their tea, and by young as they knitted ou the nnfaint ing soldier’s socks, which were to the girls then what high art embroidery and feather-edged braid are now. The ru mor was this: The stranger was an emissary of the southern government. His business was the blowing-up of the Croton aqueduct and the producing of water famine in New York, and bis fre quent absences were to consult with his colleagues. His walk to make needful observations and arrange his plans. Tbe suggestion was frightful and im mediately the innocent old man assumed in the eyes of the villagers the character of a monster. The popular excitement had reached a higher point when one morning a fresh discovery was made. In the top of the highest tree in a neighbor ing grove was a glittering something. What could it be? No one knew; but it glittered and that was a sure sign it was something evil. Agaiu rumor took shape. It was a signal connected with that diabolical plot. The time had come for the destruction of the Aqueduct, and the thirsty thousands of New York were to lie left without drink. This bile reached the ear of one of the pastors of one of the churches. W'lth stern resolu tion he took his gun aud sallied forth. This thing should not go on. That sig nal should be destroyed. Let us hope that his preaching was as good as his markmunship, for the glittering offender was soon lail low, and the valiant defend er of his country returned to bis study, doubtless with a joyiul heart aud an ap proving conscience. Bo uiueh history relates; hut it neglects to chrotiicle his feel lugs, when a day or two after Dr. Draper »as heard inquiring who hail been so unkind as to destroy the test he had with much trou ble arranged for the glasses of a new telescope. Nor does history recall the thoughts of the sorely alarmed villagers, when a few months later they learned that their much susjieoted visitor was a naval of ficer of life long standing; that even as a boy he had distinguished himself in his country's service; that his absence bad been caused by visits to Washington; aud that lie hod received his commission us commander of the Beet iu the Gulf of Mexico; that in short lie was Admiral F arragub The Tartar Medicine Man. (Corr. N. Y. Humid.J At noon of Sunday we stopped at Bau uajtt, the first post station utter Orsk, and being hungry determined to have dinuer. The postmaster had uothiug to ofter us, so we got out a can of prepared soup from our stores. While my com panions were preparing* the dish aud cooking apparatus I took upon myself the tusk ot opening the can with a primi tive kind of can-opener, which we taught in Orenburg. Not having serv ed an apprenticeship iu can opening, I suppose I was tolerably clumsy, for in making the last cut 1 sucoeedeu iu let ting the jagged edges of the tiu to make a deep gush across the first two fingers of my right hand c ear down to the bone. The wound pained me aud bled profuse ly; indeed, it seemed »s if the flow would uever cense. I became slightly alarmed, fearful that my writing fingers might be rendered useless for a length of time and that I should be quite incapacitated for writing my letters. “ Well,” said my compauion, “ I know of one thing that can assist you. Shall I send for the Tartar medicine man of the village? These people really effect wonderful cures. I was once cured of erysipelas iu the foot by one at Irkutsk after the doctors had quite given up luy case as hopeless.” “All right,” said I, "any body will do—man or woman, I don’t care which, so long as they can stop the blood.” They are very strange people, these village doctors, mostly Tartars, and this healing power is said to be transmit ted from generation to generation in a peculiar manner. A man doctor, lor in stance, does not reveal the secrets of bis formula to his male children, but to his daughters, and these again never to their danghters,but to their sons. The doc tor was there sooner than we expected, for the postmaster told ns that the yem scliik who was to drive u* to the next sta tion, was quite famous for his cure*. So this person was called in—a compara tively young man, clad in rough sheep skins, having a kindly expression of countenance. He came into the room, looked at my wound for a moment and then asked my companion for my name pnd that of my father. " Ivan Ivano vitch,” was the reply—John the son of John —and that 1 Doped the wound would heal up completely iu two days. With the valuable piece of information about my name ami parentage the aim pie peasant put a linger lightly on Uie tipa of my two wounded members, az»l, liitiug his eyes to the ceiling, mutter jd, Half audibly a mysterious formula or prayer iu hia Tartar tongue, of whioh the ouly words I could understand were Ivtu lvanoviteb. Thin waa uIL He said tne wounds would quickly heal within the time specified. I looked at the wounds, which up to that moment had been bleeding profusely, so much that a small pool of blood had formed on tbs floor, and my aatoniahment waa great to find that the flow had stopped aa if by magic, and that a rad line of blood had already congealed ou tbs margin of the torn cuts. I waa struck with surprise; but the work bad bean accomplished. "Nothing else?” I enquired. "Noth ing at aU/’ waa the response; bat keep NUMBER 2. the band qniet and the wound will heaL I took the precaution, however, to place some cotton wool over the cut* and then bind the fingers with a handkerchief. Two days afterward the cute were joined together moet completely. I coul-1 again use my fingers in making note* in my Ixioks, and to-day us I am writing thin letter only two red streaks across the knuckle joints show that 1 was ever cut at all, and the healing has been bo per fect that my fingera are juat a« anpple to-day na they were a week ago when I made my bungling attempt to open the can of prepared soup. Perhape tlie atory of mv healed cuts may apjiear trivi al or even foolish to you; it may be the nanal thing for torn cuts aeroea the kuneklea to knit themaelvea together in a couple of days bo firmly that the fiu gero may be used iu writing without paiu and without dauger of hieukiug agam, but, if go, Ido not "know it. In deed, ahowing the gears yeaterday to a German doctor in Omsk he declared that the healing had been effected iu a re markably short apace of time; teat each jagged cut wouuda were generally trou blesome for ten days or a fortnight, and that reveler pr.vtiti«»ttcrv vi 't'beria rec ognized the mysterious magnetic or other power which the native doctor Ishwssch. 1 cannot discuss the psychol ogy of this subject; I desire simply to record my experience with this B t! cut healing young m.*n, This woui.d min Alin* jrottnf man, Tbi* cr*f»m of Tartary, Ru>p up your artery. Laying on your hanrtM young u.»u The Proper Saddling of Horses. [l-Vom the Hour.] The traditional German professor who insisted on going to the ancients for everything has proved his wisdom again. The strange and uncouth positions iu which we saw horses at full gallop pic tured in some old l,an reliefn, and which we passed by with a smile of pity tor the artist, are now found to be correct, and the modern painter, who has de picted the horse as making frantic efforts to fling its four legs away into chaos, must retite. The astonishing revela tiousof Governor Stanford, of California, in “The Horse in Motion,” the result of the very extensive, miutite and painstak ing instantaneous photographs of Mr. Muybridge, prove the correctness of the ancient draughtsmen. The camera shows that the hind feet are the first to leave the ground, aud that oue fore-foot is used as a propelliug menus, after the manner of the leapiug-jiole, and that in stead of alighting on the other foie-foot, the horse lands on its hind feet. At one portion of thi elude the horse is entirely in the air, not ns represented in paint ings anil engravings, with its legs stretched away from him, but with all four gathered under him. The position is certainly awkward aud cramped, but there is no doubt alamt its truth. As soou as these* discoveries come to to Ire generally understood, they cauuot fail to bring about a total revolution iu the existing methods of traiuiug, sad dling and riding racehorses. The fun damental idea underlying training is to get the greatest amount of speed out of a lioisc with the bast possible exertion of force. Now, the breaking down of racehorses has been the dread of train ers ever since the Is II summoned horses to the j>ost. The fact that the hieakiug down always occurred iu the forelegs was attributed b> f '• e re;mist ok*- that the animal alighted on them a* the end of his stride, having laeu lifted into the air bv the huniltgs. But, as t Im* plug* gnipL shows, the “breaking down,” ot giving way or breaking of the teuibius, when it arises, occurs during the last violent contraction of tin* muscles of the forefoot. It is then so fir back that a vertical line from it w ill fall behind the saddle. The weight of the head, neck aud shoulders of the auiuml is supple mented l.y that of the rider, uli Iteing borne in front of the foot, and conse quently acting as d placed on the cud of a lever which is to be raised by grasping the short end. Of the whole weight— horse, lider and saddle—at least Ftven tenths are in front of the foot, and in order to raise this at such a mechanical disadvantage and hurl the whole of it through the air, an immense expenditure of force is required. Trainers have, thus far, placed the saddle as near the shoulders as possible, and, iu addition, jockeys are taught to lean forward, under the hitherto existing notion that the speed of the horse was increased by relieving the weight ou its hind or propelling quarters. Mr. Muy bridge’s photographs show that speed is lessened by this means, by increasing the weight ou the real propelling por tions of the body, while, at the same time, they arc more rapidly worn out. Perhaps oue reason why the mustaug o. the plaius lasts so much longer than the saddlehorsc, and particularly the race horse, of civilization, while laboring harder and over ground which would break down almost any uuirnai ridden iu the civilized fashion, is that the vaquero sets his saddle further buck, that the "cinch,” instead of being fastened near the elbow, comes around the swell of the barret. The stirrups are placed further from the pummel of the saddle, and the rider not only throws himself back on the cantel, but his Itody is ereot. Longfellow's Romance. Before leaving Europe in 1838 Long fellow bad met, very mnch as described in ‘ Hyperion,’ the lady who was destined to be las second wife, then Miss Fuuny Appleton, daughter of the late Nathan Appleton of Boston, and sister of Mr. Thomas Gold Appleton, the well-known author and art critic of that city. " Those who can lecall the second Mrs. Lougfellow will never forget her distin guished aud noble presence, or the lieau ty of those deep, unutterable eyee,” the poet sang, writes a frieud of the poet’s in the N. Y. Poet. It is known that his suit wss not at first acceptable to her, and that she was not entirely gratified at being the recognized theme of a romance so highly wrought. There certainly was some reluctant delay about the mat ter, ss the romance was published in 1839, and it whs not until July, 1843, that the aecoud marriage of Mr. Lougfel low took place. It whs to him a source of most numiugled liappiness for many years, ending ut last in a tragedy as in tense aud concentrated as ever uoet dreamed. On July 9, 1861, his idolized wife wis burned to death iu his very presence, by her clethes inking fii«* in apite of all efforts to extinguish the Hlines. The shock to Mr. Longfellow v;as so great that for some time iu seem ed as if reason itself wss iu danger; aud tkough he came gradually back to hts accustomed life aud pursuits, he aeennsl thenceforth au old mau. Yet he turned again to hia work and tbeie was hardly an abatement to his activity until within three months of bis death. It is always oaay to make a wrong application of a good maxim. There is, for instance, a cubic foot of solid truth in the saying, " Never put off till to-mor row what yon can do to-day." And when bis mother uttered it in the pres ence of bar little boy -little boys are al ways empty—beat once replied. “ Then mother, let ns have tbe iest of that plum padding before we go to bed." •.i BBOOIDGS CO. SEITHEL BNt MD JOB PRIITIIS BBBBE. We Guarantee a Good Job in Every Instance. WOiww raoM a Dtrr*»cz rioarur A>- miaii to. Out of the reaping furnace flea* A maw of luoften Miner oune; Then, beaten into pieces three, Went forth to meet 1U destiny. The first e cruetfiz wes made, Within a soldier's knapsack laid; The eeoond wii e locket f»ir. Where a mother kept her deed child's heir; The third—i letnale, bright end warm. Around e feithlew woman's Ann. SPICE AND ALLSPICE. When a hase-lmll nine gets a goose egg, is it laid to the fouls or by them ? We are a nation of grit. Even the cotton we ship is full of “ sand."— Hew Haven Itcf/inlcr. “To what base uses may we come at last,’’ said the ball-player, as be plowed the home plate with his none. . Postman ; “Hay, sis, where’s Mrs. Malley OSDmrmott?” His: “I d’nor; she died last week au’ didn’t leave any directions." Widen you see au Irish mother sc-wing the tears iu tier boy’s pantalooua. you may put her down os being in favor of the “ no-rent ” system. Cajt. Boiio mors is a tremendous fel low at glass-ballH, but we doubt if he could destroy as many fish-balls as the average New Englander. In China they punish the man wbo adulterates food with death. In this country those who buy the food are the ones killed. —Ponton f ont. Camels are said to thrive in Arizona, where they must create much astonish ment, on account of being able to go so long without drinking.— l/,well Citizen. A Philadelphia coal-dealer recently received from a prominent shoddyite, who had bee a to Europe, au order for five tons of coal delivered a la cart.— Philadelphia News. Qualifying the negative: Mrs. Hrnith (emphatically)—“Poor Mre. Hireu ! They say that she has been ordered to a wanner climate. Do you think she will go?” Mrs. Brown (grimly)—“No, uot while she lives. ” “Yes," said the schoolboy, “ I sup pose I ought to feel proud and glad that I’m appointed a monitor to keep the other boys in good behavior. But lam not! You see it knocks me out of all chance of raising blazes." The grand scramble for appointments under the municipal officers has just be gun, and one of them has already bung this sign iu his office: “Lady appli cants for clerkships will please weep iu the ante-room, as the recorder suffers greatly from damp feet.” Mcsic-tbachkb—“ O yes, Miss Clo tilda likes playing tunes well enough, but slie shudders at the very mention of scales.” Retired cheese-iaonger’s wife (loftily)—“I should hop** so, iudeed ! You’ll l<ear in mind, si *, that we’ve noth ing to do with the business now.” A sharp rejoiuder is an arrow that buries itself in the target. A gentleman who took to medicine late in life said to his friend: “ You know the old proverb, that at forty a man must Is* either a fool or a physician?” “Yes,” was the re ply; “ but, doctor, don’t you think he cau be both ?” When a Kentucky oougresamau wa-i informed that be could bav** all the gardtu-seeds he wanted from tie' agri cultural department, he exclaimed: “ Seeds; what do I wnut seeds for ? But hold on ! Yes, yes. 1 believe Ido want a few." And he forthwith sent for a half bushel of cardamon needs, the only seeds he had any use for. “Is the doctor in? asked au anxious looking young man. “No, sir," replied the person addressed; “ but you can leave an order ou the slate. Is it a very urgent case?” “ Well, yes,” the young man said—“rather urgent, I "think. Just us I started away from home my youngest brother was falling out of a second-story window.” A patient at the Taunton Insane Asylum exhibited an automatic toy to the legislative committee while ou a visit recently. It was bis own inven tion, aud it showed a prostrate man re ceiving a severe kicking aud thumping from others. “ Don’t you think it rath er severe ou that poor fellow to be maul ed aud kicked in that way ?” asked a leg islator. “Oh, no,” was the reply; “you can’t hurt him—he’s insane." " Well, sir, I suppose you’ll go back to school rested by your holiday?" said a New Haven father to his “ chubbiest” tay. " Yes, sir,” replied the boy, with a brightened expression, "and I'm go ing to ring the tall.” "IstLat so? I thought Sammy Good boy rang the bell ?” " Well, he used to, but I’m ringing it in bis plaee now, don’t yon see?” "And what does Sammy do?” “Sammy? Why, he’s nothing but a scholar.” An elderly Aberdeen woman, ou tamp asked how her husband who was mnch older than herself, employed himself, repbed; “Oh, sir, he does uaething but daunders tat and daunders in, an’ fan he’s tired he jist gais sclyte till’s tad.” The same wife when asked by one of her neighbors " foo her anld man was keep in’?” replied: “A’body’s deem’ but him; and I wadna wonner gin ha was siftin’ hostin’ there at tbe day of judg meu’." A ma_\ in a vleepiug&car on an eastern railroad kept people awake two hours by propounding ataut bed-time the query: “ What is the best thing to brush a hat with?” And the whole crowd stayed awake and guessed, and one man who came to his station and had to gt t off without hearing the answer felt awfully. And finally, after they had all given it up, the questioner said he thought the best thing to brush a hat with was a hat brush. And it was painful to witness the disgust of the crowd. “ Tiik robbin has aml breast. Tbev have a plaintiff song, and siDg as though they were sorry for something. They get their name from their great ability for robbin’ a cherry tree. They kan also rub a currant bush fust rate. If it was not for these robbers we should all be eaten up by caterpillars; but I think the robins might let us have now and then one of our own eherria, tew see how they did taste. The bat. They fly very much uns&rtin, and ackt aa though they had taken a leetle too much gin. What they are good for 1 kau’t tell, aud 1 don't believe they can tell neither." — Joth BiUingt. A übovt of gentlemen were talking over theatrical matteia the other day, and one of them told a story in which a . Hartford citizen of some celebrity figured as hero. It waa iu tbe days of tbe old Wvatt Theater at American Hall. There was a funeral scene in the play, aud it was the dot-- of our friend to exclaim iu commanding tones, “ Stand aside and let the- coffin pawi 1’ This waa all be had to my, and a number of his friends bad come to the theatre on purpose to hear turn ear it. Judge of their dismay when, with shaking knee's and blanched coun tenance, he roared oat, “Stand aside, and let tbe parson cough 1" That Bat tled his career aa a "■upe."— Hartford Tim**.