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DEL T. SUTTON, Publisher. BROCKWAY CENTER. MICH SI . I TMJKSGIYIM IROCLAMTIOI Tha following thanamriYlng proclamation la la mad: By tha tresldem of tba Uultod States of America. A proclamation! ' In conformity with a cuatont tha annual obaor vanoa of which njuxtly held In honor by thla people, I, hustur .1. Arthur, I'rentdentof the tutted Matea, do hereby sot apart 'i'burmluy, the th luy of No vember next an a day of publio thanlntgiving. Tha blesatntr demand lav our gratitude are nunier oua and Taried. r or the peace and amity which aubaiata between tbia rvpubllo and all nation of tha world; for freedom from Internal diacord and Tlolence; for luvreaMiiig frleiuUhlp between differ ent aectlona of the land, of liberty, jutiUce and con atitutional Koverument; for the devotion of the peo ple to our free Institution and their cheerful obedi ence to ni.ld laws; for the constantly tncrealng trentfth of the republic while eiUMidlng Ita prtviloicca to fellow men who ootue to u; for Improved nieana of Internal communication aud iucroaed faclllt'ea of Intercourse with other nations; for the iieneral prevailing health of the year; for the pronuerity of ail our tnduatriea, liberal return for the mechanic's toll affording a market for abundant harveKta of the husbandman ; for the preoervation of the national ' faith and credit; for wise and itenvroua provision to effect the Intellectual and moral education of our youth; for the Influence upon conscience of res training and transforming religion, and for the joya of home; for these and for inauy other blesslnga we should give thanks. Wherefore, 1 do recommend that the day above designated be observed throughout the country aa a day of national thanksgiving and prayer; and that the people, ceasing from their dully labors, and meeting In accordance with their several forms of worship, draw near to the throne of - Alnrghty God, oflermg to Him praise and gratitude for the mani fold goodness which He has vouchsafed to us, and praying that His blessings and Ilia mercies may oontlnne, A nd 1 do further recommend that the day tbua appo nted be made a apecal occasion for deeds of kindness and ch.irity to the sutlcring and needy, so that all who dwell within the land may rejoice and be glad in th s season of national thanksgiving. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United r tales to be af fixed. Done at the city of Washington, this twenty flfth day of October. In the year of our Lord, one thousand, e tint hundred and .eighty two, and of the Independence of the United Matea, tha one hundred and seventh CHKjTKU A. AKTHUK, By tha fresident: t'iUIDIRICK T. FKILIVfiHCTSKX, secretary of (State. . A View of the Comer. BY BILL A It P. The comet is a wonderful show and It takes a power of faith to believe what the astronomers say about it. My folks wanted to see it, and so I got 'em all up in time yesterday morning, and they wrapped up in shawls and blank ets, and 1 took little Jessie in my arms and we paraded out beyond the grove, where there was a clear sight, and pe rused it to our satisfaction. The little chaps amused us with their questions, for they haven't much idea of infinite distance, and we grown folks got be wildered in trying to take it all in. One hundred and twenty millions of miles away is a right good piece, and when a body is traveling 2,000,000 miles in a day it must make a powerful buzz in the firmanent, and it's a wonder we don't hear it like we hear thece coal burning locomotives away off in the dead of night. That comet has some big business on hand, and I would like to know what it is. I see that one learned man says they furnish fuel to the sun, and this one was badly needed right now, for the fires were getting low, and one can see the black spots where the coal was burnt to cinder, and if more caloric didn't come from somewhere soon our people wouldn't have to go up to the Arctic regions to freeze to death. It's a grand idea to think of some mighty Vulcan standing away up in the region of space chucking up the old sun's llres by throwing comets at him, but still I would like to know where the old fire man geU his cornels, and where he keeps eui hid out from mortal eyes. I could ask as many questions, I reckon, as the children asked me, and know as little about it afterwards. Jessie want ed to know if a hundred million of miles was as far as across the ocean, and how many times together it was from here to Atlanta, She wanted to know how much faster it traveled than the cars, and said its tail would make a mighty pretty broom for a giant to sweep the sky with. Carl undertook to enlighten her, and told her that At lanta was just nowhere to the'eomet that the comet was further off than the sky, or the moon, or a rainbow, or a thousand pine trees put on top of one another, and it was going faster than that flying horse that papa told us about. The wise men say it went within 400,000 miles of the sun, and is now getting away from it at the ' rate of 2,000,000 a day. That's business. That's furnishing fuel in a hurry, and getting away far more with proper alacrity, out it is a wonder to me didn t get its tail scorched. I wish that all you city folks could see the comet, for it is a show ihat doesn't come along more than once or twice in a lifetime, and it never advertises its coming in the newspapers. City folks don't know exactly how to go about getting up at 4 o'clock in the morning and if thqy did they would find some body s house or their shade tree in the way, and would have to walk out a mile or so to get a fair view of it. suppose they could get to see it by sit ting up all night and getting on top of the house, but tney won t do that for a free show. If old Vulcan had his cur tain up and a doorkeeper was to charge $5 a sight he would make money and more ioiks wouia turn out than now for nothing. The comet is a wonder f ul thing to think of; one man says that tnis wnoie universe is going to pieces, for it all depends on fire, and the fires are fading for want of fuel and the sun Is growing dim and world after world will drop into it until they have all dropped, and after that the sun will flicker out like a dying candle and we would all be in the dark if we hadn't been burnt up already before, and so it becomes us to be prepared for the worst, for this catastrophe will shortly happen about four hundred qulntillion years from this date, and no three days of grace or waiver of protest. Jesao! This shows that a man should always be fortified for comets. Keep matches on the mantel-piece and your boots where you can find 'em, for no man knoweth when old Vulcan will wrap a comet's tail around our earth and sling ns into the sun for fuel. Atlanta Con- ttituilon. The man who has the weaker side of an argument always makes the most noise. 1 f you want to hear a pig squeal, get him penned into a corner. "What have you been doing since I last saw you ?" "I've been attending a course of free lectures." "A courss of free lectures?" "Yes. I was married a week aftsr we parted." GENERAL NOTES. William F.' Cody, better known as -Uuffalo Hill," believes that General Custer killed himself, when he saw that death was inevitable, in prefer ence to being killed by the Indians. He gives the following reason for this bvlief: "The Indians will not muti late a body which they find deafi, and General Custer's was the only one that was not scalped and otherwise cut to pieces or burned. My impression is that he, after seeing all his com maud shot down, and that he himself must also go, turned and took his own life rather than be killed by the savage?. I wasi in Gtneral Crook's command that sojii after arrived upon the scene, and although Custer went into the fijht with seven companies, and hud 300 men killed, I am satisfied he never would have givea the Indians battle had he not thought reinforcements were near at hand. Some time after the engage ment, an Indian warrior told me that Custer was the last mau to f all.and kill ed himself. Had Custer been given en tire command of the troops ho would have whipped the Indians, instead of being crushed by them. They did not recognize Custer after he was shot, as he had a few months previous cut off his. long hair." This is emphatically the period of National exhibitions, gotten up prin cipally for commercial purposes and with only a very slight admixture of sentiment. Scarcely a week passes that some ambitious community does not suggest an enterprise of this sort, and within reasonable limits such dis plays are a good thing. Atlanta, Den ver, Cincinnati, Chicago and Pittsburg have shown what they could do in that line, Baltimore has just set on its feet a permanent exhibition product, and now Louisville has determined to show the world how the thing ought to be done. By the way, there is a World's Fair project lying around loose some where. New York dropped it. Boston picked it up with a very jaunty and patronizing air, but presently found it rather too large for her apron and laid it down again very quietly indeed. It is now supposed to be concealed some where in the neigl borhood of the Old State House and could prob bly be had for the asking. The grip which Mr. Parnell has had on Irish affairs was shown by his easy manipulation of the Dublin confer ence. His carefully prepared scheme to keep his country stirred up just enough, but not too much, was quick ly adopted. Once more he seemed to have full control of his party, with plain sailing before him. But the charges in The Irish Timet put an en tirely different aspect on affairs. Mr. Parnell and his associates are accused of having appropriated $98,000 of the Land League money for her own pur poses. This is no light matter, and it is remarkable that Mr. Parnell and his colleagues have delayed for a moment full explanations and denials. The Land League accounts will have to stand a sharp examination, and if they are not satisfactory the usefullness and influence of these Irish leaders have come to an end. It would be a great misfortune for Ireland if new men should be called to conduct her affairs just now. The corner stone of the new Post Office in Baltimore will be laid the first week in November by the Grand Master of Maryland A. F. and A. M Postmaster Ad r eon, who certainly ought to know more about the postal needs of Baltimore than anybody else, is not enthusiastic over the projected building. "By the time the new Post Office is completed," he says, "it will be insufficient to accommodate the business. In Cincinnati the Post Office is two-thirds larger now than ours is to be, and that city has 70,000 less in habitants." An interesting experiment in heliog raphy, or signalling by sunshine, was successfully made in Egypt during the recent campaign. Colonel Keyser as cended one of the pyramids near Cairo, and by means of a heliographic mirror reflected a ray of sunlight to Alexan dria, 120 miles away. At that great distance the signals, appearing like pin-points of brightness, were easily ascertained to be a message from Sir Garnet WoJseley to the Khedive. The plague of locusts is no slight matter when, in such a small territory as the Island of Cyprus, the destruc tion of their eggs costs 8120,000 in single season. According to a report from the English Colonial Office that sum has been expended for that pur pose during the present year. It is suppooed to represent the destruction of 16,000,000,000 embryo locusts. James Gordon Bennett has subscrib ed 12,000,000 toward the capital stock of a company which is to lay a new cable across the Atlantic In com pet 1 tion with those controlled by Jay Gould. John W. Garrett is organizing me opposition. The shipment of apples to Europe nas commenced. rnirty thousand bar rels were shipped to London on one day. Most of them were Newton pip pins. A stalk of Sea Island cotton nine feet in height and having 42 branches and 2G0 balls Is on exhibition at Bran son, Fla. 'Mary," said a mother, "if I was a little girl like you I should pick up all those chips." "Well, mamma," answer ed Mary, "ain't you glad that you are not a little girl?" MICHIGAN. STATE NEWS. Frank Cross, of Richfield, Genesee county, pulled bis gun toward him by the mui lie aud shattered bis arm in so doing. There are 250,000,000 feet of logs nfl at la the Muc kegou, and tha rear of tha drive U a few milts atove Big Rapids. The season's shipments of lumber, etc from Bay City, up to the present time, were as follows: Lumber, 470,511, 175 feet; shli hlS ,712,00j; laib, 10,111,000. Two Laingsburg boys got together money euough to buy a pistol, took .their clotbfa f r m home, and staned out to devas tate the great west; hut one of the boys bad a sister who beard rf tit scheme and pursued them to stay their fell deal lis. J. M. Longyear, ageut of the Lake Superior hip caoel, railway and iron company, has boon on an exploring trip through tbe Gogebic iron district in tha upper peninsula, and reports on all the ore oparjlng made, and his extended report to Davis, irrtdnt of the company. Is to tbe effect that Gogebla Is a big thing, with blathers" of ore therein. Clifford Mulliken, son of Station Agent Mulliken and nephew of Superintendent Mnlliken, of the Detroit, Lansing 4 Northern railroad, was thrown from a horse at Lansiug and so injured that be died about nn bonr afterward. Ho was about nine ye undid. Dr. C. C. Yemans of Detroit, has re ceived a letter from bis sun, Dr. Herbert Ye- mans, dated at Departure buy, VaLcuuvei'a Inland, In which the jouug surgeon aa)a tbe countrj surprises him. Tbe climate Is beauti ful, tbe eettlraibLt Luun rout, aud the country as ue-r like the upper peninsula of Michigan as Cuu Le Imagined. ' A fire broke out in the barn of Blon din's hotel at Manistee and soon spread to and consumed the hotel and tbe reeldeuces of H. Johiisou and N. S. Hunter, Tbe total loa Is 47.000, with an insurance of 43,000. Miss Lena Pierce, a young woman employed at the botel to take cure of Andrew Carleson, a sick mm, discovered that her charge bad not been removed from the buruiDg building, and she dashed through tbe flames, took the sick man in her arms and bore blin to a place of safety amid tbe plaudits of the crowd of spectators, A joint stock furniture manufactur ing establishment Is to be put into operation at Muekezon; capital, f 50,000, Orange Baker, a well to-do farmer living near forester, Sanilac Co., recently committed suicide by banging. He leaves a wife and children. A vein of coal four feet thick has been found ou the farm of K. W. Barber, near the Air Line Junction, Jackson. Besides manufacturing wood alcohol acetate of lime and tar, the chemical com pany at Elk Rapids have Just commenced the manufacture of potatu. Tbe works huve a capacity of about three tons per month. ' Burglars worked all night on Swift & Croul's safe at Northvllle recently and didn't get In. Tbey got f 4 from tbe till. Wm. Palmer, an old farmer of Read ing was thrown from bis wagon a few days ago, striking upon bis bead. He is now paralyzed below tbe shoulders, and may die. Wm. Blake, of Alaiedon, Ingham Co., while throwing nar Williamson was kicked by a borse and fatally Injured, death ensuing a few hours afterward. He leaves a large family. For several months past Ludington aud the regioa reund about bas keen greatly Interested in a big lottery scheme by which a f 3,000 bouse and lot was to be raffled off, No comes a dispatch to the effect that the man who was managing It bas left with about 13,000 in his pockets and that no ruffle bas yet taken place. A boy burglar is under arrest at Kalamazoo. His name Is John Wood. One Charles Bristol Is under arrest at East Saginaw for robbing the Methodist church. An Ionio youth, named Dunbar while hunting blew tbe whole of bis chin off. Shaver & Gibson's jewelry store at Colomn was robbed recently. Loss, f 100. Lottie Stewart, aged 11 years, was struck and terribly injured by a railway en glne at Bay City. A Mrs. Atwell, of near Kingley's Grand Traverse county, was severely and per baps fatally burned by her clothes catching fire.whlle she was about her household work It is stated that during the last two years there have been 44 circuit Judges in Michigan and 18 resignations during the same penoa. inisis owing to the meagre salary paid. The South Saginaw Baptist church although unQakbed, was.tbrown open recent ly to a large audience, who were addressed by Revs. Z. Grenell of Detroit, Sbanafelt and Collins of East Saginaw, Jamison of Saginaw City and Beals of Plymouth. A statement was made of the church finances, which showed that the organization, which began in 1868 with five, has now 45 members, and has ex pended f 2,100 upon their new church building, which needed (975 more to cor&pluts it. This amount wasfpromplly raised Eddie Hausman, 15 years old, was drowned in the Shiawassee river about half a mile above Owosso. The unfortunate boy bad been fishing with bis boat fastened to the shore, and was taken with a fit and fell over board. His brother went np the river to join him and found bis lifeless body banging part ly In the boat. The Cincinnati, Wabash A Michigan railway is now completed to Benton Harbor and a party of citizens of Nlles and officers of tbe road have bad tn excarebn to th former place. A year-old child of Chas. Schmidt of Nlles was lost, aud was found at tbe bo t Urn of the rain water cistern. A pbjslcian was sum moned, who succeeded In restoring animation, although the child must have been in the water 10 to 15 minutes, nd was rigid when taken out. About two years ago a tract of pine land on the Aa Ores was purchased by a Sag inaw party for f 20,000. Last spring tbe same tract was sold to another Saginaw party for $35,000. A few months Utr that party sold It to a Dapeer firm for 150,000, and not leng ago this firm sold It to outside parties for 190,000. Reunion of the Twt nty-sixth Michl gan infantry at Masm, Nov. 15 T. B. Woodsworth, of ' Caseville, threshed 63 bushels of Indiana red wheat raised from two bushels of seed. The propeller Truesdell, iron laden, has gone ashore soo.Ui of the piera at Charle voix. She Is Id a fair way -f going to pleoes. Two young men named Searles and McDonald, while wrestling at Horton, Jsckson county, fell under a wagon and were badly injured, one having a foot crashed, another a Burglar broke into Haddrell's store at Lapeer and after dillllbg tbe safe attempted to blow it open with dynamite, but failed. They also entered Mr. Heevener's bouse and stole a pair of pantaloons and f 15 In cash. Willie Klmmel, a 12 years old son of Isaiah Klmmel, while playing with bis brother and stntr In tha woods Just east of Charlotte, fell from a tree and was Instantly killed. The new city hall at Lansing will soon be c )ru pleted. It is situate t'on Michigan avenue, and Is 44 feet 8 ncbes front ly 88 ft deep, three htorles and a basement, atid is said to be well a: range! for tbe purpose for which it was designed. Two Mt Clemens ditch diggers strucV f 15 la coin and their hopes went up at once. A visit to Uie bank revealed tbe fact that it was all counterfeit, and their spirits fell A collision took place on the D. L. N. railroad near Stanton last week. The two engines were badly damaged, aud Engineer Hoeva Young was hurt about the bead and face. Ira Reynolds, of Hunter's Creek, has ra'sed and pressed 6,700 pounds of bops this season. Oas From the Ground. While Lewis Bethwee and his work men were engaged in boring a well for W. D. Schnoor, at Fair Haven, at the depth of 90 feet a current of gaa commenced to How from the well, but the men kept at work to the depth of 110 feet when large quantities of mud were thrown out by the gas, and it was considered impracticable to con tinue the work. Coarse sand and gravel were then thrown into the well until it was filled to the depth of 100 feet and the mud ceased to be expell ed. The men then bored a hole through an oak plank into which they put a hollow tube and placed it over the well. Through this tube a small quan tity of gas escapes and sight seers are awarded with a brilliant light when they come to look at the place. Mr. Schnoor is as yet uncertain as to what use he will make of nature's gift. Some 20 years ago a similar well was found on C. Rose's farm and it was used for a lighthouse for Lake St. Clair for ten years, when the supply of gas became exhausted.-. Clair, Mich , Jitpublican. A CONTRACT AWARDED. The New Insane Asylum at Trav erse City. The insane asylum commissioners opened the bids for building the insane asylum at Traverse City, and found them to be as follows : UetlDg A fVj., 8U Clair, Mich. $ 265,380 00 Bentiey & Nowlan, Mliwackee, Wis 272,t69 7 J. K. Cramer & Co., Toledo, Ohio.. 27J,1K3 22 Farr, Avery & Co., Detroit and (irand Rapids 312,294 Collins A Jeynes, Detroit, Mich.... 337,743 Huffh Richards Jt Lewis Danbv. Jacksou, Mich 83X.910 72 J. A. Morris. Detroit, Mich 357,ov These bids are exclusive of the con tracts for 9,000,000 common and 400,- 000 pressed brick, and 234 cords of rub ble, 125 cords of footing stone, which are already under contract, The pro posals from Gering & Co., Collins & Jeynes and J. A. Morris were thrown out because of informalities and imper fections in schedules, which did not comply with the requirements of the specifications. The award was made to Bentley 4s Nowlan of Milwaukee, Wis, DETROIT MARKETS. W baat No. 1, white I 09 Flour 4 76 9 Cora Oata 41fc( ( lovar aead V bu Fad llraa, tun IS 60 A Middlings, ton IS 60 Applas V bbl J 15 I -red, Cranberrlaa f bu S 26 a Huttar SO Egg 16 Q CboeM... 11 Potatoes bu 46 9 bwaat, Vbbl Ill 0 Bonar IT 0?steraV caa 26 Baam-plckad S 80 a uapickad 1 60 Har IS 00 a Straw 7 00 d Fork meat 24 76 a family 28 76 Beef extra mats 13 60 a Wood reechand Maple Maple Htctory Coal Egg Store CbaatDut 99M 0 00 76 43 6 66 13 75 13 76 S 7f 4 I 60 S7 ST 14 60 S 60 20 86 5 46 1 90 16 00 9 00 26 00 27 00 IS 76 7 00 I 00 8 00 60 6 60 6 60 A Pleasant Experiment With Salt. Do you want to grow salt and at the same time have an interesting, band some ornament? The proceeding is a novel chemical experiment that may be tried by any one. Put in a goblet one tablespoonful of salt and one spoonful of bluing ; fill the goblet one-third full of water, and set in a position where it will have plenty of warmth and sun shine. In a little while sparkling crys tals will commence forming on the out side of the glass, and it is both a novel and interesting sight to watch it grad ually growing day by day until the out side of the goblet will be entirely cov ered with beautiful white crystals. Another variation of this beautiful ex periment would be to take a goblet with the base broken off and fasten it in the center of a thin piece of board, which may be round, square or oblong. After the crystals have formed on the glass set it on a tiny wall bracket, and place a bright holiday or birthday card in front of it ; this will hide the base, on which no crystals will form. After this is done fill the goblet with flowers or dried grasses, and you will have a vasa which will cost comparatively lit tle, and in reality adds to tie bric-a brae of a room. The excavations of ancient copper miners of .Lake Superior can be tiaced to a depth of from lo to 20 feet in the solid rock, and their hammers are fre quently found in these old workings. Although they removed enormous quantities of copper, and must have worked through many years, they seem never to have known that cop per could be smelted, which is shown by the fact that fragments too small to use were not carried away, and that no traces of the action of fire have ever been discovered. A number of miners, while recently engaged in cut ting down a dead cedar, found a small but perfectly shaped hammer in the centre of the tree. The Utter was es timated to be about 250 years old, and had been dead for a long period. There is not so contemptible a plant or animal that does not com found the most enlarged understanding. Capt. Scott of the royal navy has been ordered to ge to Collingwood and Parry Sound to investigate the cause of the Asia disaster. NEWS OF THE "WEEK. FOREIGN. IVIDKNCI AGAINST ABABL Arabl Pasha's correspondence to the last two yean was seized tbe other mo nlng and deposited with Sir Edward Malet, British consul general. It includes voluminous cor respondence with Constantinople and tbe minutes of secret sittings of tbe Baroudl cahlnet, Tbe evidence against Arabl Pasha Is said to be very strong. His correspondence with the sultan Is highly compromising It is thought that the entire proceedings f peinet rebels awaiting trial may be stopped fy a decree of exile aguiuat the lingleadeit and amnesty to others. BUHOPKANS ANXIOUS. There is much anxiety in the In terior among tbe European owing to the reappointment of several of Arabl's officer on government mitlone. AHABl'S CONCLUSION. Arabi says events prove to him the folly of hoping lu any further national move ment or tru-aiog the buUho. Tbe happiness of figypt makes neceeary vlitual govern ment of the country by the Engliah. PARLIAMENT IN SESSION. The autumn session of parliament opened Oct. 24th. The bouse of lords tat only for a short time, but the commons held a long and somewhat stormy meeting, in which the cane of E. Dwyer Gray and tbe Egyptian sltna tion were the leading subjects of debate. Gladstone was put npon bis nettle by the critl clems of tbe opposition and showed by bis spirited responses that he was ready and eager to pre and to defend his borne and foreign policies. WANTS THK PROCEEDINGS ANNULLED. Mrs. Magurn of Toronto is making n effort In tbe Canadian courts to have tbe llvorce, which Mr. F. S. Magurn, manager of the London insurance company, obtained In Missouri in 187ft, declared invalid on tbe ground of fraud. Pending such action she asks alimony and tbe custody of their child. Tbe couple were married in Detroit la 1870. PROCEEDINGS IN COMMONS. In the British house of commons Oct 26th It was announced by the premier that the government was considering freedom of navigation of the Suez canal in time of war: tbe securing to Egyptians control of internal affairs, legislative and financial; and the ex Unction of slavery. Tbe expense of tbe army of occupation Is not yet adjusted. Tbe gov, ernment does not object to Baker Pasha's appointment as general of tbe reorganized army. A vote of thanks to the commander, officers and men of the British army in Egypt was moved by Gladstone, and after spirited debate it was adopted. THE COREA REBELLION. The king of Corea has publicly thanked Kuang See, emperor of China, for valuable aid in suppressing tbe rebellion in Corea and restoring order In bis dominion. FROM ASIA. Advices by way of London on the 26th of October, were aa follows: "At Nagas- kl the expectation is entertained that a dlrU culty between France and China will result from the entrance Into Anam of trocpa of both the French Republic and tbe Chinese Empire. It Is regarded as very nearly lm poaklble to prevent a collision between these rival armies. The King of Corea has public ly thnnked Kuang See, Emperor of China for bis valuable aid in suppressing tbe re bellion in Corea and restoring order in his dominion. The authorities at Canton have executed twelve pirates, who were captured In Chinese waters and promptly condemned to death." ANARCHY IN FRANCE. A sudden and unexpected revolu tionAry movement bas taken place In France, appearing In Its worst form at Lyons. The possibility of a ministerial break-up and of the resignation of President Grevy is discussed freely at Lyons and Paris. However, govern ment officials bravely announce that there Is no real ground for nndue alarm. THE TWO FACED SULTAN. Among Arabi's correspondence has been found a letter from tbe sultan In whicn tbe sly sovereign urges tbe rebel "to resist tbe Invasion of England aad France or any other foreign powers, and to defend tbe faith of bis country against those who busy themselves to bring about triumph for its adversaries REVOLUTIONISTS ARRESTED. Seventy-five revolutionists were ar rested at Odessa. Among them was a student who bad In bis possession a press and many Nihilist manifestos. Agrarian disturbances have occurred la tbe Government of VolhyiiU. A priest bas been murdered for distributing an imperial proclamation in regard to tbe agrarian question. ARABI'S DKFXNBC. Arab! Pasha will divide his defense Into two parts. Tbe first is to comprise tbe period before the war, in which be says that be acted by order of the Khedive, and the sec ond tbe time aft July 10, in which be claims that he acted by command of the Sultan. Arabi's solicitor is about to go to England to take the depositions cf Sir Wm. Gregory, Mr Wilfred Blunt, Mr. Nieth and a trooper of the horse guards, who ws taken prisoner at Kas sasain, as they will be unable to attend tbe trial. TBI FRENCH ANARCHISTS. - Arrests of persons suspected of con nection with tbe plots of Anarchists continue to be made at Lyons. At Paris the socialists have held a publio meeting, whereat tbe gov, era ment of Italy and Francs were denounced vehemently. The general uneasiness on ac count of the unlawful demonstrations and designs seems to Increase rather than de crease. . CRIMINAL MATTERS. AN OBSTREPEROUS KID. Prof. Yerkes, who has charge of a private school at Paris, Ky., for boys and young men, received a painful pistol shot wound in the right arm from Homer Oldson, one of the students, 14 years of age. The pro eesor bad given the lad a little shake by tbe collar tbe previous day for tardiness la attend ance and failure in studies and requested a written excuse to be banded in. lbs lad brought tbe excuse and as be banded it to the professor said, "Take this, too," and fired with a $2-callbre revolver. The bullet went oblique ly through the muecalar portion of tbe arm and by a mere accident missed taking effect on any of the children. After tbe dressing of the wound by a physician the prof eesor resum ed bis dsties in the school. SCORCHED BUT MOT KTLLXD. Chas. Schnaetz, aged 35, foreman of feed handlers of the Mew York Third avenue railroad company at Bitty- fifth street and Third avenue, made a deliberate attempt the other afternoon to murder bis uncle, president of the company. Lewis Lyon, In the tatter's office. He fired two shots at him without do ing barm, then putting the pistol to bis own bead blew bis brains out Schnaetx died la 15 minutes. Th causes that led to the bloody soens are wrapped to mystery. President Lyon Is utterly ignorant of any motive. The ulatol was held to closa to President Lyon's face that the powder burned tbe skin on bis ( forehead and the ball scratched his eyebrow. BOLD ATTEMPT AT KfDNAPFING. A bold attempt at kidnapping was made In Cleveland on Superior street duilng the busiest part of tbe day. A lady accompa nied by a 6-year old child was looking at tbe dis play of goods In a store window when a middle-aged worurn, unobserved by tbe mother threw tbe skirt of the waterproof she wore around the child, picked It np, stifling Its cries, and harried into a passing street car. The mother did not miss the little one for a few moments, but discovered ten loss just in time to look about, see the strange woman enter with the child, and to rescue it, but was too excited to take measures for the arrest of tbe kidnapper, who escaped. ADDITIONAL) NEWS. IS FRANCES CBAZT? The question of the sanity of Frances M. Scoville bas been on trial at Chicago. On the 23d lust. Dr. JasG. Kiernan, of Chicago, testified be bad given special attention to mental and nervous disoiders. Attended Mrs. Scoville tbe latter part of 1881. Believed ber Insane, and an Improper person to care for chl dren. Believed Charles J. and JohnW. Gulteau insane. Was one o (the witneeses in tbe Gulteau trial. Dr. W. B. Lewis, a neigh bor of tbe Soovllles, aad at one time a boarder in a house wlthtbem, thought ber changed manner of life and epileptic fits Indicated insanity. At this point the prosecution rested and Mrs. Scoville took tbe stand. Her testi mony was a rehearsal of ber married life, and the troubles which resulted from the act of Guiteau. She believed Scoville a maniac on the subject of moving. He moved six times in two years. He was also "off" on the sub ject of jealousy. Be objected to ber keeping the sune doctor any length of time for fear she would fail in love with blm. Once be sat on the side of tbe bed all night trying to make her sign a paper for separation. John Scoville told her her husband bad put up a lob to get ber Into an insane asylum. Scoville once asked ber If ehe would be willing to be proved In sane to atve ber brother. Scoville, she said once confessed familiarity with a married woman. She denied ever having kissed tbe man Earlte. CONFIDENCE IN CANNON. The Mormons held the first political meeting tbey ever held at Olden the other night George Q. Cannon, being called on. denounced tbe men who are attempting to despoil Mormons of their constitutional rights. A vote of confidence In Cannon was nnanl moubly carried with great enthusiasm. A MODEST BILL, Among the physicians who waited on President Garfield none were more constant In bis attendance than Dr. Benton. Afters great deal of urging on tbe part of tbe Board of Audit he has finally concluded to present a bill, which Is less than $5,000. In comparison to the bllla presented by the othr doctors It Is regarded as remarkably modest. WHAT CONGRESS WILL COST. It is ascertained that the total claims for pay of members of tbe last congress will be tL800,CCO. This Includes claims of con estants amounting to f 25,000, THE CHINESE QUESTION. Acting Secretary of the Treasury French decides that a Chinaman having a through ticket from New Yo-k to any place in tbe United States, having pasaed through Can sda on the Grand Trunk railway, is entitled to admission Into tbe United States without fur tber evidence of hie right than such ticke t. WARRANTS FOB ARREST. At the instance of the department of justice warrants were Issued for tbe arrest of Frederick H. Fall, a late employe of tbe de partment, Arthur Payne and Tbomaa B. Foote, go-betweens, In the attempt to bribe Juror Brown and Frederick C Shaw, one of tbe original panel in tbe star route trial, charged with corruptly approaching Juryman Doniphan. Fall and Pajne are said t left to w n. Foote resides In New York. WET THE! FAMISH ID. Danenhowers opinion is that the Jeannette crew overburdened themselves with clothing and provisions when they loft the lost ship and took n Ill-advised course of retr at. THE TUNNEL COLLISION. The New York grand Jury following np their indictments of Bawson and Bood, In connection with the collision In the Hndaon Bi ver Railroad tnnnel disaster, made a pre sentment Oct 26lb, recommending that no train be allowed to enter the tunnel behind another train until tbe one ahead bai emerged tbat tbe signal train men be of good charac ter, sober, Intelligent, and not under 21 years of age; that the block system of signals be employed In tbe tunnel, and thorough lighting of the tunnel with electric light. They recom mend that tbe Legislature enact, laws tbat would bring about tbe changes Indicated in their presentment. JOHN BROWN'S WIDOW. A reception was tendered to the widow of John Brown at the residence of Dr. Talbott In Boston, recently, to which were Invited a few old anti slavery people.lucluding Wendell Phillips and poet Whlttier. It Is proposed to raise a fund, from tbe Income of whicn Mrs. Brown may recaive a pension. UPDEGRAFF ILL. Congressman Updegraff, is suffering with InflamukatloB of the bladder at Wheeling, West Virginia. He is not dying, as was re ported, but is seriously ill, with chances in favor of his recovery. A NEAT FUND. The matinee at the.Olympic Theater SL Louis, by John McCullough as a benefit for the widow and children of Col. A. W. Slayback netted between 97,00) and fS, 000. FATAL MISTAKE. R. T. Cole, of Magnolia, Columbia Co., Arkansas, took strychnine, which be mis took fer morphine. He soon discovered his mistake ana sent for a doctor, but tbe drag speedily threw him into convulsions and death followed two hours later. DICKSON COOKED. A warrant was issued Oct 27th for the street of Wm. Dickson on the' affidavit of Juror McNelly for endeavoring to Improperly Influence tbe verdict of tbe Stir fioute jury Another warrant was Issued for bis arrest on the affidavit of Brewster Cameron, with the affli avlts of Henry A. Bowen and Judge Wilson H. Hoover attached as exhibitors, charging Dickson with conspiring with Geo. W. Driver and others to g&t money from tbe United States through Brewster Cameron for tbe purpose ef Impeding Justice, MBS. SCOVILLX DECLARED INSANE. The sealed verdict in the Scoville in sanity case declares Mrs. Soovllle Insase. The court room was crowded. Mrs. Scoville was not In the court room and, could not be found. Her lawyer n4 son declared tbey knew noth ing of her whereabouts. An afternoon paper of Chicago stated that ber attorney said pri vately tbat Mrs. Scoville bad friends who would run ber off to Canada and support ber there If she desired It The verdict states that she has been Insane about six months, and her Insan ity Is hereditary. A BIG IXHIBITICh. The project of an international agri cultural exhibition, to be held at Hamburg next spring, has received tbe approval and en couragement of England, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium aud the Unitad States. DICKSON ARRKSTID. Foreman Dickson of the star route Jury was arrested the other morning at Wash ington and bound over tir trial on the charge of attempting to Influence the Jury improper ly. THE FAMINE IN ICELAND. Disastrous Consequences of an Un commonly Had winter --- Tne Remedy in Emigration to Amer ica. Mr. Sigmund Godmundson, editor of Isafold, the organ of the national party in Iceland, w riting under date of Aug. 6. from Reykjavik to a friend in New York city, gives some particulars of the distress and famine now anlicting the people in the ancient home of re publicanism in the Aictic teas. lie says that at the date of writing the ice h.td not yet disappeared from the bavs and fonts on the weal, north. and northeastern coast-, and that in consequence there had been no commu nication but overland with Reykjavik, The facilities for internal communica tion are so meager that no heavy mer chandise can be transported, anl hence the supply of hsh, sheep and ponies, the only exerts vt the btland, remain at the basis of original accumulation. The amount, uf fish is very small owing to the backwardness of the season, and the sheep and ponies, owing to the heavy exportation of both for the past three years to Scotland, and the great mortality of the past winter, are so few that they would hardly pay expenses if driven down to the capital. It is very doubtful if the people could afford at any price to part with the catch tiey have left, as agriculture being impossi ble in Iceland these are their only sup port, and should they lose them they would be cut off from communication with their neighbors, the island being very sparsely settled. Iceland has always been dependent on the outside world for her food, and this year her principal northern sea port, Arkayrie, being closed, no flour or brepdstufls were received. This shortness of foreign provisions, Mr. Gudmundsson says, is inoet oppressive, and he can see no way out of famine during the coming w i.. ter. The con ditions of life, which it was hoped would become so much easier after the granting of the constitution by the king of Denmark, in 1874, and the es tablishment of trade relations with Scotland, still continue hard and un certain, and there has grown within the last three years a determination on the part of the people to emigrate to America. Many families had hoped to start in the spring of 1883, but the mortality among the cattle had so im poverished them that they must indef initely postpone their departure. They cannot sell their houses and furniture, as their neighbois are as pour as them selves. The impoveiishment is no less oppressive on the business men, whe are unable to sell their goods, or if they do they must give ruinous long credits. Most of them have ceased business, as to continue would be to court ruin. Mr. Gudmundsson concludes his let ter with a request for information about the various western states. He says there are two land agents' circu lars on the stand relating to certain portions of the western states, which allege that other localities are to be avoided, as there are no schools else where, and all other sections have death dealing climates, and are chiefly nhabited by serpents and reptiles. He Sat Down. We were running through South Carolina when a gieat big giant of a fellow with a terrible eye and a voice like a fog horn boaided the train at a small station. I think most of the pas sengers sized him up as a chap whom it would be dangerous to argue with, but the giant wasn't satisfied with that. He blustered at the conductor, growled at the brakesman, and looked around as if seeking some one to pick a fuss with. Everybody answered him civil ly, and he had two or three Beats to himself, but the man who wants a row can generally find some pretext. About the center of the car a pale looking chap about 25 years old occupied a seat and was reading a newspaper. After a time the giant rubbed along to where the young roan sat and growled out: "Stranger, what may be the first cost of such a hat as yours ?" The young man looked up with a flash In his big blue eye, and then turned to his paper without replying. Hey ! Did you hear me?" roared the other as he leaned over the seat and lifted the hat off the young man's head. Quicker than one could count six a shining revolver came from, you couldn't tell where, lifted itself on a level with the big man's eye, and the white flnger3 clutching the butt never trembled a hail's breadth as a quiet voice uttered the words: Drop that hatr The hat fell from the giant's grasp, and the quiet voice continued: -Now you sit down or I'll kill ouI" The muzzle of the weapon was not six inches from the man's eye, and I f.aw him turn from red to white in ten seconds. He backed away at the com mand, sat down in a seat opposite, and never stood up or spoke another word during his ride of twenty miles. He had a navy under his coat, but some thing in that quiet voice and blue eye warned him that the move of a linger on his part would crash a bullet into his head. A Newport snob recently went row ing with a small poodle. The boat cap sized, the snob was drowned and the poodle swam ashore; and we are long ing to know if this is a case of the sur vival oi tne attest. Texan Oddities. Instead of savin ar "Oh. that mina enemy would write a book." the wick ed man salth : "Give my enemy a Uv pistol." 3 One of the first reauisitions receivml from a newly appointed rallwav t- tion agent was: "Send me a frallon nf red oil for the danger lanterns."