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Als« ^ alus. and woe is mo, And woe is me, Susannah! 1 love a maiden fair to see, A maiden, by some fell decree. Who rares for no one—no, not she!— This cruel maid Susannah. For oh, and ah. and well-a-day, And we!l-a-day Susannah! Your golden hair will turn to gray— The rose of youth will fade away— December snows must follow May— Beware; beware, Susannah! So wooed I then in moral tune, In moral tune, Susannah, X craved her hand ; she gave the boon Bat said. "My love, we'll mary soon, Bay on the thlrty-flr*t of June —" This cruel maid, Susannah ! MR. SMITH'S TOES. I Mr. Smith had always heard of Michael, who was tho son of a favorite sister, as being a very promising lad, and he had secretly determined, if ho should prove as satisfactory as ho Sloped, to bring about a union between Jalm and Lamia. A year ago Michael ■Careless had made his first visit to England from Canada, both his parents being dead, and in every respect ho had come up to his uncle's most .sanguine expectations. Hut his ad vent was too late. Only six weeks hofore his arrival his pretty cousin Iaitnia had engaged herself to Dr. Charles Carious. "Weil, uncle," said Michael, as he entered the room, 1 'there doesn't seem ■much chance for me. I think I had better be getting back to the land of #,ho Kanueks." '•■'Upon my word, Michael. I'm in clined to think you are right. 1'vo just been speaking to Lamia again, and she seems as immovable, if not moro -determined, than ever. By the by, •did you dine with Carious when you »were in town?" ■'•Oh, yes, I thought it was tho civil 'thing to do; und, besides, I've no right to quarrel with him. He came and saw and conquered before I was ever in the field at all. I can't say that I like him, though doubtless ho is clever At his profession. But uncle, do you ireally think she cares for the doctor?" j •Xo, candidly, Michael, botwoen you ( -and me and the post I don't think she <loos a rap; but still there's no chanco •of her throwing him ovor. She's mado up lier mind to that, and she'll stick to it I wish to goodness ho would grow tired of her, but I'm afraid he knows which side his bread's buttered •too well for that." After this there was a pause, and the iwo men lit cigars and sat silent. All of a sudden Michael broke out ■ "'Ith : j • I suppose all's fair in love, undo, "n't it?" But Mr. Smith had fallen into a gen- j tie sleep, and took no hoed. _ | A week later, in response to an invi tation from his prospective father-in- | law. Dr. Charles Carious ran down 'for a week's shooting to Knbnet manor. Blr. and Mrs. Smith and Lamar would be away at Eastbourno, tho invitation bad said, but Michael Careless would .be there to do the honors. So it was that the accepted suitor and ills rival found themselves tote-a-tote at break fast on an early day in October. Mich ael proposed an early start, and break fast was no sooner over than they re tired to get into gaiters and shooting boots. But Michael, alone in his loom, seemed in no hurry to get ready. He had left his door ajar and was ea gerly listening. After a few minutes he heard the doctor's bell ring violent ly. and this wus shortly followed by animated conversation with the foot man who answered the summons. • called across the passage. "Why, yes; it's a most extraordi nary thing. I could have sworn I packed some shooting boots, and what's more extraordinary John hero «ays he could have sworn that he un packed some, but devil a pair is to be found. I suppose they can't have got with yours?" "Come and see," said Michael, but (search though they did high and low, It. Carious' boots could not be found. "And I am afraid mine would lie -rather tight for you." finally said Michael. "I'll tell you what though," ! I "Anything tho matter, Carious?" he ■ ns a happy thought seemed to strike him; "there are rows upon raws of i lx*»ts of all kinds in my uncle's dress- j .ing room; suppose wo see if his will dit vou." No socner said thnn done; and in another rainuto two pairs of stout 1 mots had been selected, and Michael .saood by while tho doctor sat down to rtry them on. The loft foot was ex •vellently accommodated, and he forth with set himself to negotiate the right boot. But ho was doomed to disap ; pointaient. When half way on his | 'toes were baulked of their expected lodging. I "Hello," he cried, "this boot's got sometliing in it; it's blocked up at the tend." "By Jove," said Michael, "how infernally stupid of me. 1 forgot All about that." j "Forgot all about what?" said the I ■doctor quickly. "Why, about my uncle's toes, of | -course. Surely, vou know he has none on his right foot?" "Xo toes on his right foot! Why, | »what's become of them?" "Well, there, you ask me what a ■ ■good many people would like to know. I'm sure I don't." -•Do you mean to say seriously that •11 your uncle's right boots are padded like this because he's got no toes?" "Well, you can go and see for your •aelL He's supposed to have lost them .jut before he went to Xew Zealand, 1 forty years ago, but of course, nobody .«vor refers to it." "Xow you mention It, too, of course, Mr. Smith does walk a bit lame. I _rays assumed the old gentleman was gouty. Indeed, he's said as much more i .than once." j -.That's what the lawyers call a i legal fiction," said Michael laughing as ho led tlie way bark into his uncle's room. A further examination showed that | the boots and shoes for the right foot were ono and all blocked up inside for about one-third of their length from \ tho toes. During tho whole of that day Dr. Carions' mind kept recurring to the subject, and. do what ho would. j Michael could not prevent him from ! continually dwelling on tho mystery. Tho next morning at breakfast the ! doctor announced his intention of re turning forthwith to town. Ho had, ! ho said, received news which made it j impossible to tresspass longer on Mr. j Smith's hospitality. Ho was evidently | in an extremely perturbed state of ! mind, and, when Michael hoped he had slept well, he answered shortly that, on tho contrary, he had passed a very disturbed night indeed. The following day Miss Lamia Smith received this letter: "Haiu.kt Street, W , Oct. 6. "Dear Miss Smith : By an extraordin ary concatenation of circumstances I have become the depository of u most tragical secret, having very intimate connection with your family. It is a secret, which from its very nature, I know you to be ignorant of—a secret which, if you ever did become aware of it. would hopelessly embitter your existence; but still it is a secret which need never bo made knowu, and in being uninformed of which you will be most happy. As I have more than once told you, I consider that between those who are des tined to be united in mnrriiige there should lie no concealment. You will, therefore, I am sure, realizo with me that, terrilde though it is to utter these words of fare well, 1 am bound to asij you to release me from an engagement which unlo'ward cir cumstances render practically impossible. I pray you not to ask me to bo more ex plicit. It would ouiy be under the most stringent compulsion timt I could lie in duced to divulge what, by such nil extra ordinary coincidence has come to my knowledge. J am, yours sincerely, Chaki.es Carious. Lamia promptly handed tho letter to her father and wntehod his face. "Why, what the blazes is tho fellow referring to?" roared Mr. Smith, when ho had road it, "with his 'concatena tion of circumstances,' and his -tragic al secret, which would embitter your you're well rid of him." Tho long and short of the matter was that Mr. Smith undertook, with Lamia's consent, to write a reply to i) r . Carious, which reply, as may be imagined, was clothed in languago ra ther more strong than curteous, and i n which he told him that nothing existence if you ovor became awaro of it,' and his mot being induced to di vulge it but under tho most stringent compulsion?' Why, I suppose tho fel low thinks we shall bring an action ngainst him for breach of promise of marriage and foreo him in the witness box to give his reasons for jilting you. What did I tell you, Lamia? This Sawbones isn't the man for you, and ould exceed his regret that he had over been engaged to his daughter ex cept his joy that ho had now ceased to be so. A few moments later Dr. Carious read tho announcement in tho Times of tho marriage between Michael Care less of Montreal, Can., and Lamia daughter of Joseph Smith of Rabnet manor Crampshire. He at once sat down and dispatched a small, care fully-packed parcel to the bridegroom. "Why, Michael, hero's a belated wedding presont I do believe," cried Lamia, the morning after their return from their honeymoon to her father's house. "It's addressed to you. and I do believe tho handwriting is Dr. Carious'." "Let mo see it," said Careless, and forthwith ho procoedod to undo the pared. Under the paper was a wooden box with a sliding lid. As he pulled this away a piece of paper fluttered to the ground. Lnmia picked it up and read aloud the following extraordinary noto: "Sir—Inclosed I send you what circum stances forces me to believe are your father-in-law's toes. You will, no doubt, do as you think fit a!>out returning them, after so long a separation, to their original owner. I am yours, faithfully. C. C." While Lamia was reading this letter aloud, Michael was gazing, with a broad smile upon his face, at a small bottle which he held in his hand, and which contained, in spirits of wine, a very remarkable object. The object was tho too piece of a stout boot with a felt sole, containing five human toes »nd the fragment of a thick woolen sock, cut as cleanly off a booted foot though it were the section of a Ger man sausage. Pasted on the bottle was a fragment of newspaper, dated just forty years ago. Michael volun teered to read it aloud. It contained a partial description of what had evidently I icon a ghastly tragedy. Among other things it stated that the room in which murder for the sake of plunder had been com mitted was in a state of terrible con fusion, which evidenced that a desper ate struggle had taken place, and that tho deceased had evidently, at ono time during the encounter been in pos session of a largo axe which lay on the floor, since tho only trace of the murderer left behind was the toe piece of his boot, cut clean off, with tho five toos remaining in it. These last words were underlined in red ink. and in writing was added evi dently by Dr. Carious' father. Owner of the toes still at large and now two years since murder was committed. John* Carious. "And what the deuce does it mean?" cried Mr. Smith. •Well," said Michael rather shame facedly, for he was uncertain what sort of a reception ills story would re ceive, "the fact is, I saw this curiosity in Dr. Carious' museum the night I dined with him, and w hen he came down to shoot with me, I took the liberty of blocking up all the toes of i your right boots, and—and—he chose j to draw the unwarrantable inference i -—" "You mean that you chose to make him beliove, to forward your own per sonal schemes, you dog," roared Mr. Smith, "that i—that your uncle—that his future father-in-law. was a toeless murderer at large!" and what between indignation and laughter, Lamia's father was within measurable distance of succumbing to a premature fit of apoplexy—London Truth. RAREBIT OR RABBIT? Which Is the Proper Etymology for Thli Outlandish Dish. It was probably a fancy for con jectural etymology that led the Xew York Herald to publish an exciting article yesterday under tho heading, "Welsh Babbits Digestible." There is no doubt that a well-prepared dish of toasted'cheese on toasted bread is not only "toothsome to the palate," but easily digested by healthy stomachs, but it is open to question whether such a dish is rightly called Welsh rabbit. Somo years ago there was a hot con troversy over this very problem, some of the newspapers taking the ground that "Welsh rabbit" was tho proper term, and basing their opinion on the analogy of "Irish applo," which is the name sometimes given to the potato, while others insisted that this was false analogy and that the right phrase was "Welsh rarebit." Most of tho cook-books give the latter name to the dish, while, on tho other hand, only purists actually say "rarebit." Still, purists are often led astray by mistaken zeal, and possibly they may bo wrong in this instance. Squeam ish purists often speak of a 1 'quid of tobacco," yet Webster used to say that "quid" in this sense is a vulgarism for "cud," and his editors now say that it is "low" to use "cud," in this sense. In regard to tho word "rare" itself in tho sense of "underdone," some peo plo exist who will have you write • ■rare" though they aro becoming rarer and rarer. Whom, then, aro we to follow touching toasted cheese on toasted broad, asks tho Xew York Re corder? Those who must have it "rarebit." or tho others who insist on "rabbit"? Professor W. 1). Whitney should hasten to enlighten a world be wildered on this important question. HORSE POWER. Established a* u Unit by James Watt About a Century An». When men first begin to '.become familiar with the methods of measur ing mechanical power they often spec ulate on whero tho breed of horses is that can keop at work raising S3,000 pounds one foot per minute, or the equivalent, which is moro familiar to somo mechanics, of raising 330 pounds 100 feet per minute. Since 33,000 pounds raised ono foot per minute is called one-horse power, it is natural that people should think the engin eers who established that unit of meas urement based it on what horses could really do. But the horse that can do this work does not exist. Tho horse power unit was established by James Watt about a century ago, and the figures wero fixed in a curious way. Watt found that tho average horse of his district could raise 22,000 pounds ono foot per minute. This, then, was an actual horse-power. At that time Watt was employed in the manufact ura of engines, and customers were so hard to find that all kinds of artificial inducements were necessary to induce power users to buy steam engines. As a method of encouraging them Watt offered to sell ongines reckoning 33,000 foot pounds to a horse-power. And thus ho was the means of giving falso unit to one of the most important measurments in the world. MORE THAN UNIQUE. A Railroad Party l'aaaefl Through a Lake Full of Ulaclc Snake«. On his recent homeward trip from San Francisco, C. P. Huntington and party had a uniquo experience, says the liar of the Buffalo Courier. Tho train bearing them left San Francisco April 28, and, after passing through some beautiful sections of country, stopping at Oroville, Los Angeles, ■mita Monica, Doming, El Taso, Sun Antonia and Houston, approached Xew Orleans. For about t wenty miles before reach ing the last named city the train passed over a soft, yielding track through what appeared to be a lake. That particular section of the country was flooded from the great crevasse in tho Mississippi river, about five miles above Xew Orleans. This lake was full of large black snakes, many of which stretched their repulsive bodies across the track. Some of them wore five feet long and as thick as a man's arm. Xeithor the Hood nor the reptiles stopped the train, which got safely into Xew Orleans, and from there proceeded on its way to New York. Not at Home. "Johnny, is your sister at home?" said the young man at tho front door. "Wait until I light tho gas—or hold on—is your hair sandy?" "Why, no," replied the abashed youth. "Have you got a mustacho that curls up at tho ends?" "X—no. I don't wear a mustache at all." "Hum. Have you got a large seal ring on the fourth finger of your left hand?" "Xo, I haven't" •Then." said Johnny, confidently, "she ain't at home." And he shut the ddor without further to do.—Washing ton Post. _ An Offered Remedy. Chollie—They do say now that the fellows nowadays use so much tobacco that the girls awe actually surpassing them in stwength. Fawncy! C'happie—I cawn't see any way to wemedy such a state of things—unless we con get the dealt eweatures into the habit of smoking.—Indianapolis Journal. THE MARVELOUS METAL. ALUMINUM GRADUALLY CON QUERING SKEPTICS, It* Weak Point* Tliose of All Infancies— Already Enthroned in My Lady's Toilet —It I» Pushing It* Way Evory where. Aluminum in appearance is a white, shining metal of a shade between sil ver and platinum, and lighter than all other workable metals. It is found chiefly as silicate, in clays, slate, marl, granite, basalt, and a .arge number of minerals. Mica contains much alum inum, while rottenstono is an alumi num silicate, mixed with organic mat ter. Lavoiser, the chemist who worked so laboriously for the scientific world, was the first to establish its probable existence. His death on the guillotine in 1794 cut short his investigations, however, or he might have made the discoveries that other chemists did twenty years later. Sir Humphrey Davy and Oersted in turn wero quite successful in their experiments, hut it remained for Wohler, tho German chemist, in 1827, to separate somo of the true metal. Its great advantages wero soon known, and scientists im mediately set to work to discover pro cesses whereby tho cost of freeing it from its compounds might be reduced. At that time sodium, an important factor in its preparation, was worth «100 a pound, while the other materials used were equally expensive. Mr. Sainte Claire Seville, a professor in the Ecolo Xormale, at Paris, in 1834, invented a process which reduced the cost of metallic sodium to 90 cents per pound, and that of chloride of alumi num to 25 cents. Sulphate of alumi num, which is used in tho United States Pharmacopeia, was also cheap ened. The present cost of metallic sodium is about 20 cents. The specific gravity of aluminum when cast is 2.56, and when subjected to pressure ranges up to 2.67. It. is lighter than glass, and has more than four times the displacement of silver and does not require as much heat to be melted. The properties of aluminum are many and important. Although as malleable as iron, says the Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette, it has greater tenacity and equal constructibility and stiffness. Its greatest use. as soon as its cheapness is demonstrated, will probably be as an alloy, where, in most cases, it adds to the hardness and pre vents oxidation upon exposure to the air. There are but two companies in > the United States at present interested ! in the production of this metal ! and their wares have everywhere at- ; traded attention, mostly on account of tho newness and experimental state in | which aluminum still is. Then, more over aluminum is not a total success. In the infancy of all metals a certain period of failure has had to be over come, and it has only been after a num ber of years that their true value and acquaintance have been established. For instance, only recently has an aluminum solder been obtained which lias been ablo to withstand tho tests of ordinary soldered bodies and which does away with riveting. Welding aluminum, except by an expensive electrical process, still remains a se cret. It will not be until these things are discovered and their practicability proven that aluminum will assume a plaça of great importance, and in any way revolutionize things. Mr. C. M. Hall, whose process of re duction is generally used, is a gradu ate of Oberlin college and an Ohio man. Mr. Hall does not think aluminum is a suitable material for structural purposos, hut that it does compare well in strength with-other metals, and for purposes where lightness combined with moderate strength is desired, not only will it beeomo useful, but it is being largely used to-day. As alumi num is so remarkably free from tar nishing, next to gold and platinum, it is being largely used by dentists in making dental plates, and also for dec orative purposes it is taking the place of silver, as it will not become black ened upon exposure, but retain its lus ter for a long time. At present, with a few exceptions, tho results of its manufacture are knick-knacks, such as inkstands, mirror frames, thimbles, charms, rings, plaques and match boxes, the workmanship on most being extremely artistic and substantial in tho way of repousse work and floral and conventional designs. These are done in two finishes, frosted and pol ished. Bar and snaffle bits and har ness furnishings, east in aluminum, have proved to he tho equals of those in steel, not affected bv exposure, three times as light and free from all corro sion. The price of an aluminum bit is «2. while the best steel bits sell at «1 and «1,50, but the advantages of the former outweigh this difference of cost. Recently a bit cast in aluminum, un derwent a steady strain of 900 pounds before breaking. Horseshoes are other useful articles made, but there has been some difficulty in fitting them to the foot. One lasted through 370 miles of travel, and had been on the horse's foot four months and four days before removed. This was not over hard pavements, but the ordinary country turnpike. Horseshoes sell at «4 per set. Feathery composing "sticks" nre made of this metal, which, of course, are not so tiring to the hand, but have no other advantages. The only place In the city where aluminum is being used for light con struction is in the Keave building, where more than 300 pounds are being put in as plate glass sash bars. Aluminum as an electrical conductor ranks above copper, and as hard drawn aluminum wire can readily be made, having a tensile strenght of at least 60,000 pounds per square inch, it bids fair to become an important agent in I i 1 1 i I 1 ! I ! \ j , I ■ I I this capacity. > has to the destructive effect, of tin e.ectrm spark, and may be used where other metals are torn to pieces. __ As soon ns aluminum 'J the price to the manufacturers now ran-Ang from $1 toll.-a per l K " uld we may expect to have many new ait^ not far > ! ! ; | iany new arti cles" made ' out of this usef Let us hope that the time is n distant. Aluminum is yet n ® is not likely that many > ears shall have passed before its properties aie understood; before the world is pushed nn a foot or two by ----------- industries, before flying ships, for war and peace, made of the shining meta . sail safely through the nnd-a ir. C OMANCH E. Hit Speech VVm Surely Without a Paral lel In History. He was a male Mrs. Malaprop a masculine representative of .the flowery Mrs. Partington, and I shall never, never forget him. He was called "Comanche, because he had once been captured by a tribe of Comanche Indians while herding United States' cavalry horses in Ari zona. Escaping from captivity, after five years of an adventurous career he drifted into Dakota by way of Cali fornia and Puget Sound. While in California a local San Francisco litterateur picked him up. absorbed-the saliont points of his life for a wild Western romance and set him adrift with a suit of clothes, «100 in cash and a fondness for big words that had grown to be hopeless and chronic. On a certain Fourth of July, < o manchc, dressed in a patched and threadbare suit of black, his coat set off by a buttonhole bouquet consisting of a spear of turkeyfoot grass and a wild rose, mounted the platform and coughed forebodingly. By special in vitation he was to address the people. "Ladies and gents," he began, "no doubt you are wondering mightily to see Comanche debilitated in this linen and fine purple; to see him shine despondent in all the luminosity of civilized testaments. But wonders will never exterminate. We live in a hegira of progression, and Comanche, counting himself foremost in this heterogeneity, is hegiring himself to the very complex and pinnacle of pneumatic ' umanitarianism I declare, and I a ak voraciously, that there is no ane for solocistical poison. "So. wiion I say that the Fourth of July is a destitution reared to endure, you will all he prepared to coincide with my diagnosis of the country's pulse. And I urn glad to think, this day, that when this poor frame is given over to absolution. I may be interro gated in a soil of such desecration. I "In closing my remarks, I trust I may be permitted to add that this i sentiment is sic sempir tyrnnnia —in 1 other words, 'the voice of the people.'" Who Aro tlie Canadians? There is much nonsense written 1 about the Canadian distinctive nation i al typo (I am now alluding to tho French Canadians) as different from I the American. As a matter of fact, 1 says a writer in the New England Magazine, only a person gifted with ! microscopic powers of observation can discover any essential difference be tween Canadians, in the English speaking progressive provinces, and Americans—that is. dissimilarities which are not equally marked between the inhabitants of different sections of I any country. There is not, for in stance, the striking contrast that ex ists between the people of Massachu setts and Virginia. It is worthy of remark also, that that there is more in common between an average Can adian from the East or West and an average American hailing from the ! same quarter, than there is between a Londoner and a genuine Yorkshire \ man or Cornishman, as tho former do speak the same tongue, and tho latter do not. A genuine Yorkshire farmer j in London is to all inteuts and pur , poses a foreigner. Careless New Vurkers. in a city where there is such a scram ble for money it is somewhat remark able that Xew Yorkers run such risks with great sums. A little man with «300,000 in tlie pocket of his overcoat hurried through a crowd in Xassau street one day holding an umbrella with one hand and a cigar between the fingers of the other. An ordinarily éxpert pickpocket could have gotten away with tho money without detec tion. Recently a lad was sent to Brown Bros.' banking house to deposit a cer tified check for «65.000. Ho wont along swinging it in his hand. In front of tlie hank lie tried to balanco tlie check on end. He played with the valuable paper a« if it were simply a worthless scrap.—Xew York Adver tiser. The little edge Years out said and ever a teen some ing was old by Bob who the and of list in kept ing men in had oak was fell but by to to is Clearly Incorrigible. I Discouraged father—"I don't know what to do with the hoy. lie gets worse and worse all the time." Friend of the family—"Do you try to develop tho moral and religious side of his nature?" Discouraged father—"Do I? I've whipped that boy a thousand times for not committing to memory his regular twenty-five verses a day from the Psalms!"—Chicago Tribune. How Easy It «reined Afterward. "Soggins is engaged to Maude Pot. tleton. I am glad of it, too, because I ■ think she is the kind of girl to help a man along." "She is indeed. They say he never would have proposed if she hadn't I helped him over the hardest part ol it."—Harper's Bazar. Try ing to climb. The Hobart Mercury reports an ex. traordinary manifestation of evolution in the development of a new sort ol peril in Australian rabbits, in conse quence of their endeavor to climb over I wire netting fences. or do The Jordan Ilo.vs Vowed Death loi,, aertera nml Kept ThMr Vow, Near Xew Holland, Ga., there u little swamp near the road. ,\t It« edge stands a large wliite-oak tree' Years ago this spot was often pointea out as the scene of the murder 0 [ twelve men, and the place bore the reputation of being haunted, it Was said tho rattling of chains and groan and prayers for mercy could be di s ' tinetly heard by passersby. No 0n â ever stopped to investigate, as we can testify from personal experience, savs a writer in the New York Dispatch, having heard the groans some f 0ur . teen years ago, and having also don« some of the most distinguished travel ing in all our eventful career. But to the story: Howard Thompson was a witness to the killing, which oc curred in 1863, he being about 10 years old at the time. The killing was'dona by Bob and Ben Jordan of l'ickens county, and the murdered men were deserters who had been arrested in Gilmer county. While the Jordan boys were in the confederate army a crowd of deserters visited the house of their father, as saulted their sister and tlie wife of Bob Jordan, and carried their father, who was about 70 years old, through the mountains a distance of sixty miles, and subjected him to many shocking cruelties. Then the Jordan boys re turned home and began their record of killing. Every man known to tie » deserter or n skalier became a victim of their unerring rifles. Bob knot a list of the names and dates in a small book. He was pursued one day, unit in crossing a river lost his book. It contained 125 names. After that ho kept no record. This was before the killing near Gainesville. Bob and Ben Jordan became recruit, ing officers and arrested twenty-six men in Gilmer county and started with them to tho front. On the way two escaped and twenty-four were lodged in Gainesville jail. Next morning the Jordans picked out twelve whom they had the best reason to believe had been implicated in tlie outrages upon their family and chained them to gether and marched them to this white, oak tree on the New Holland road. They stood them up in a row and Bob Jordan marched slowly along the line with a large army pistol and shot them with his own hand one at a time. Some fell on their knees and prayed, tvhile others looked their slayer straight in the face and died with an oath on their lips. Among tlie number was a fragile boy about 15 who was chained to a very large man. Tho boy was shot first and the man supported him in a standing posture until he himself was shot, when they fell to the ground together. Those twelve men were hastily buried in a trench, dug upon the spot, but after tho war they were exhumed by the federal authorities and removed to the national cemetery at Chatta nooga. After the war Bob Jordan was shot to death in Florida by a weak, sickly young man upon whom he was impos ing. Ben was stabbed to death in a barroom in Texas. The spot where the killing occurred is now in cultivation, but the old tree still remains. The land is part of the tract which Tom Daniels 1 »ought al mut two years ago for «1,800 and sold a few days ago for «G. 000. GREELEY AND LINCOLN. The Great Editor'* Visit to Lincolu after the Inauguration. In a most characteristic address by Horace Greeley, on Lincoln, which was written about 1868, and is now published for the first time in the Cen tury, the great editor says: •I saw him for a short hour about » fortnight after his inauguration; and though the tidings of General Twiggs's treacherous surrender of the larger portion of our little army, hitherto em ployed in guarding our Mexican fron tier, had been some days at hand. I saw and heard nothing that indicated or threatened belligerency on our part. On the contrary, the President sat list ening to tho endless whine of • dice seekers, and doling out village post offices to importunate or lucky parti zans just as though we were sailing be fore land breezes on a smiling, summer 6ea: and to my inquiry, -Mr. President! do you know that you will have to fight for tlie place in which you sit?' he answered pleasantly. I will not say lightly—but in words which intimated his disbelief that any fighting would transpire or bo needed; and 1 firmly believe that this dogged resolution no! to believe that our country was about to be drenched in fraternal blood is the solution of his obstinato calmness throughout the earlier stages of the war; and especially, his patient listen ing to the demand of a deputation from the Young Christians of Baltimore a? well as of the mayor and of other city dignitaries, that* ho should stipulate while blockaded in Washington, and in imminent danger of expulsion, that no more Northern volunteers should cross the sacred soil of Maryland in hasten ing to his relief. We could not com prehend this at the North—many of ui have not yet seen through it; most cer tainly if he had required a committee of ten thousand to kick the bearers o this preposterous, impudent demain back to Baltimore, the ranks of _ that committee would have been filled in an hour from any Northern city or county containing fifty thousand inhabitants Where Electrician* are Blade. A nnmber of technical colleges in and about London have an electrical department, whore everything possible connected with this branch of science is taught, and it is noticed that the in creased number of students have bee 11 in this department Notwithstanding the large number of graduates taking this course it is reported that so far have obtained immediate employm en , upon the termination of their pericuo* study.