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Thirty different languages are said to
be spoken in Boston. Chief among them
Is broken English.
If the selection of a national anthem
were left to the tramps they would doubt
less choose: "Blest Be the Tie.”
The "colored sister” was a more im
portant factor in the recent elections in
Kansas than the “colored brother.”
It is a wise president that scoops bis
own railroad. He is not in danger ol
bearing somebody else addressed as "The
Out in Kansas the women will no
longer attend the weekly gatherings of
sewing sccietios. Instead, they will tear
each other’s reputations to pieces at ward
A Now York man intends to travel
through the oountry and lecture on
“Truth.” it is to be hoped that the writ
ers of war stories will torm part of Ms
President Cleveland is evidently not a
comtuerolal statesman. He doesn't be
lieve in sacrificing the honor of the coun
try in order to prevent some citizen from
losing a few dollars.
It is said that Rockafeller, the Stand
ard Oil Company millionaire, contributed
SIO,OOO to defeat the prohibitory amend
ment to the constitution of Michigan.
Why he did it is not apparent.
The son of ex-May or Carter Harrison,
of Chicago, voted the straight Republican
ticket in the recent election in that
city. If be regarded his lather as a typi
cal Democrat he is not to be blamed.
John Wanatuaker, the fatuous Phila
delphia merchant, has decided to give
all employes that have been with him
seven years a share in the profits of his
business. Wise John Wanamaker!
As far as shipbuilding ts concerned
Canada is worse oil than the United States.
It is said that the industry is fust dying
out and that it will not be long before
every ship yard in the Dominion will be
A Democratic Congressman is quoted
as saying that ho believes that by July 1
all the offices, with very few exceptions,
which ure now neid by Republicans will
be in the bane's of good Democrats. I.et
ms hope so.
ABother marriage insurance scheme
has collapsed, and its victims are vainly
seeking redross. About the best mar
riage insurance scheme a young man can
become a paity to, is a life partnership
witn an economical young woman.
Some ot the Tennessee newspapers
seeui to be afraid that the Taylor lamily
will yet get that state into trouble. If
Tennessee will continue to danoe to the
music of Got. Taylor's fiddle it is uot
likely that the trouble will be serious.
Ex-Secretary Bristow, who was a mem
ber of President Grant’s Cabinet, thinks
the present is emphatically a relorru ad
ministration. He Is quite right, anil that
Is just what the people intended it should
be when they cast their ballots in 1894.
It is believed in New York lhat a num
ber oi English dcleotives are In that city
watching toe movement*of tue Irish Na
tionalists. if the belief become* a cer
tainty and the detectives can bo found
by the Nationalists, they will wish that
they had stayed ia England,
The woman suffrage experiment in
Kansas had one rs-ult which seems In
separable from politics. The most per
sonal and bitter animosities were en
tendered amoug the women, scandals
wero revived, am! unwarranted attacks
were made upon reputations.
fcanater Spooner, of Wisconsin, says
that the Interstate Commissioners have
nut exceeded '.nclr legitimate powers In
suspending in the South the tourtn sec
id** of tao interstate commerce law. Ho
thinks the law confers broadsr powers
than the Coxmissioaers have yet exer
it !• **l4 that *cme mothers m Chicago
MW Rubles th*ir naughty children into
obedience wlta the following warning:
“If you are not ft ,and the Interstate com
memo bill will catch you.” It goes tvub
ot ssyla* that the husbands of those
adhere have had to give up their rail
“Ueth” thinks that the system of drum
ming has b*n overdone and that it may
soon be abandoned by tho best merchants.
To stnti a man oa tue road it coals a New
York merchant *l2 a day. In addition to
the espense “Uata” urges as an objec
tion to the system that “drummlng’has
boost drummed Itself out of px.stunoe.
The drummers undersell and undercut
i.’.til thare is a cry for roform In bull ness
it.eiti.4s.” In reply ty “<iath” a well in
fmiiisd drummer says that the system ia
m r* popular with nsrobaals now than It
'She Jrgup Convention.
A convention of the Naval Store* Man.
ufacturers’ Protective Association will
I meet at Jesup to-day. it is expected
j that several matters of vital interest to
| the naval stores manufacturers will bo
j discussed. The association proposes to
present to the Legislature at it summer
I session a bill, the purpose of which is to
| nffutdy several evils of which the rn&mi
j facturers complain. The loading fea
| tures of the bill w ill be submitted to tho
j convention to-day lor its consideration.
! One of the objects of the bill is to crevant
the practice of “horning,” which was
thoroughly explal nod and condemned by
the Morning News a year cr
so ago. The bill has other
objeots of more or less importance,
which, doubtless, will receive careful
attention. It the manufacturers ate
laboring under burdens which they outrh t
not to bear they should have relief, and
the Legislature can be depended upon to
give them a patient hearing and to do
what is right to all parties odneerned.
'The motors claim that they are dealing
fairly and honestly with the manufac
turers. This the manufacturers deny—
that is, so lar as the majority of the fac
tors are concerned. Now, would it not
be advisable for the manufacturers,
at the Jesup convention, to preseut
briefly and clearly their charges
against the tactors ol whom they
complain, showing exactly how they are
injured by the practices which they con
demn? Tu this bill of indictment let the
factors make an answer. If they refuse
to answer the public will be at liberty to
interpret their refusal as a confession. If
tbev auswer the issue will be made up,
and the members of the Legislature will
have It before them to consider before
they meet in July. What is wanted is
the exact truth, and when that is lound
out it will not be long before justice is
The association says that there are
factors in this city against whom the
mauulacturers have no complaint to
make. It is to be presumed, therefore,
that they are guilty of none of the
practices which the manufacturers re
gard as objectionably. They are cap
able of handling all the busi
ness intrusted to them. What the
public would like to know, therefore, is,
why do not the manufacturers deal ex
clusively with them? By doing so would
they not bring about the reforms w hich
the Naval Stores Manufacturers’ l’rotec
tlve Association is seeking to effect? By
dealing with factors whom they claim
aro guilty ot dishonest practices when
there are responsible factors whom they
admit are conspicuous for fair dealing,
the manufacturers give ground for sus
picion that they are aiming at something
which they are keeping in the back
'I lie Frequency of Suicides.
The senior Weller’s advloe to his son
Nam was perhaps never heard of by Mr.
Joseph Montfort, of Port Washington,
N . Y., or he might have avoided compli
cations which led him to commit a rash
Mr. Montfort loved Mrs. Jones, a widow,
two years his senior. He obtained her
consent to marry him and the wedding
day was fixed. Everybody in Port Wash
ington was interested in the approaching
event, and when the dav and hour ar
rived the village church was crowded
with eager spectators from the chancel
rail to the doors. But Mr. Montlort and
Mrs. Jones tailed to appear. The people
in the church became tired of waiting,
and a committee was appointed to seek
the missing groom and his bride. 'The
latter was lound in tears at her home,
but there was no trace of the former.
The committee, which seems to have
been determined to do its whole duty, set
about finding an explanation for Mr.
Montfort’s strange disappearance. A
few hours' patient labor developed that
while be was engaged to Mrs. Jones, Mr.
Montfort met another widow and a mu
tual attachment was the result. He paid
devoted attention to the second widow,
and when the first complained because
he did not viait her as frequently as for
merly, he explained that bad weather
k pt him at home. In Uio meantime Mr.
Montfort was sorely troubled. He could
not marry both the widows, aud he was
afraid tunt the jilted one would sue turn
for breach of promise. He waited until
the day fixod for his union with Mrs.
Jones and then he committed suicide.
Mr. Montfort is said to have been a
man of good sense, but it is difficult to
believe that he was. A man of good
sense would not have promised to marry
two women at the same time, especially
when both were widows, nor would he
S have committed suicide in order to escape
! bis dilemma. But the oase is mentioned
I m order to call attention to the frequency
i of suicides. Some time ago the Morn
ing News mentioned that three had oc
curred in one dav, but during the last
week in March twenty-five were reported
in the Eastern states alone. In nearly
every ease the apparent cause was quite
as foolish as that which led Mr. Montfort
to take his life. It would be Interesting
to know how those wno insist that the
world is growing better account for the
frequency of suicides.
Senator Culiuu, ot Illluois, denies the
I story that he applied for free tranaporta
' tion of aepunol horses between Washing
ton aud his home and was refused. He
says that he never bad a span of horses,
and that be never shipped anything that
walks on four legs, either Irom Washing
ton or anywhere else. lie wralbfully ie-
Clares tne author of the story to he a
deadbeat who wants to ride tor nothing
and cannot. The Senator is proud of be
ing the author of the interstate commerce
bill, and expresses an entire willingness
to be made a martyr of hy those who op
pose the measure.
The Pennsylvania Knights of Labor
are making an effort to Induce the farm
ers of that Slate to vote with them. Gen
eral Master Workman Powderly says
that the interest of the farmers is identi
cal with that of the Knights of Labor. It
is believed Shat his plan is to form a par
ty compelled of Knights of Labor anil
f erasers. If he succeeds he will have at
bis back a combination that will exert
great Influence in the elections in I**9.
Texas lias A, 210 liquor dialers, and itioy
are preparing to fight Prohibition with us
much vigor as a united effort will permit.
They have an organ eat la! the Anti-Pro
hibltiouist. The Prohibltlouists aiacon
lid' nt of success, however, and claim that
I luxes will certainly lak* rank a* a IT*-
I hibiuon (Tala.
SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, APRIL 11, 1887.
Marriage as a Business.
Jt Is on rctord that women are mere
successful in fraud than men. This,
Irha| s. is due to the superior tact of
women, or It aiay be due to toe suscepti
bility 01 men. At any rate, women who
make a business of swindling will take
risks sncl engage tn adventures of which
men engaged in & similar business rarely
Just now i’ari* is amused by the ex
posure of an adventuress who claims the
United States as the place of her nativity.
Her name it I.sal, and she is desoribed as
a very pretty brunette, tall, and grace
fully formed. It seems that iiiss I.eal
and a 31 me. Deuiortler started a marriage
Rgeiicy in I’aris two years ago. Their
plan was to advertise that a young lady
oi large fortune desired a husband with
out fortune. Of course there were plenty
of fools ready to take the bait, and the re
sult w as that “the young lady of fortune”
was besieged with suitors. 3liss
Leal played the part of “the
young lady of fortune,” and
>lme. Demortier the part of her mother.
Kach suitor was introduced to Miss Leal,
and, after a short acquaintance, lime.
Demortier would suggest to him that he
ought to present the timid maiden with a
few oieoes ol jewelry as an evidence of
affection. The jewelry was forthcoming
in every instance, and Miss L“a) was so
charmed that she engaged herself to fifty
suitors at one time. In some cases she
went so far as to marry suitors wuo were
especially attentive, but she took caro
to have the ceremony, or ceremonies,per
formed in England. That she and Mine.
Demortier reaped a valuable harvest
goes w ithout saying. In the course of the
two years they accumulated jewelry
enough to stock a store.
Miss Leal’s exposure was brought about
by taking a third party into her confi
dence. She decided that she wanted an
“aunt” as w r ell as a “mother.”
The “aunt” was employed to
act as the medium of introduction
between Miss Leal and her numerous
suitors, while Mine. Demortier continued
to act as the protecting—and suggesting
—mother. One night the “aunt” under
took to point out Miss Leal to five differ
ent suitors at one of the I’arts theatres.
She failed to keep the suitors apart from
each other, and the result was they be
came aware that they were beiug made
the victims of a iraud. One, whose heart
was hard, had 3liss Leal arrested.
Mine. Demortier and the “aunt”
managed to escape. Thirty-five wit
nesses wore induced to appear against
Miss Leal, and she was convicted ot be
ing a common cheat and was sentenced
to four months’ imprisonment. Her suit
ors are poorer but wiser men.
It Is stated in a dispatch from Harris
burg, I’a., that the late Gen. John A.
Logan’s new book, entitled “The Volun
teer Soldier of America,” soon to be pub
lished, will not onlv cause a sensation in
military circles but will also put Gen.
Sherman in a very unpleasant position.
One of the features of the book is the
glorification of the volunteer soldiers in
the late war at tbe expense of the regu
lars, and, it is alleged, the regulars will
find much in it which is not at all com
plimentary to them.
Through talking and writing too much
Gen. Sherman manages to keep himself in
trouble pretty much all the time. While
he was preparing his memoirs he kept up
a very iriendly correspondence with Gen.
Logau, in which he expressed the high
est admiration for the latter’s soldierly
qualities and military services. Logau
expected that he would receive in the
memoirs the attention which his record
as a soldier merited. He was somewhat
disappointed when the memoirs
were published to find that
his military achievements were
spoken ol somewhat slightingly. Sher
man, it is claimed, after the publication
of his book, noticing the unfavorable com
ments on his unjust treatment of Gen.
Logan, and knowing that in his corre
spondence with the latter he had ex
pressed an entirely different opinion, and
fearing that tbe correspondence between
them would be published, ho begged Gon.
Logan to keep tbe correspondence a
secret He even wanted the letters.
Gen. I.ouah promised not to publish the
letters during his lifetime, but lie refused
to permit them to pass out of his keeping.
Mrs. Logan, it seems, conoluded to pub
lish them, and the sud spectacle, it is
alleged, w ill he presented of Gen. Sher
man’s conviction ol “willful fabrication
and duplicity.” An effort has been made
to keep these letters out of print within
tbe last few days, but without success.
Gen. Suerman will have to face the music,
and it promises not to be very pleasant
The American Sunday School Union is
doing a good work, its aim is to organize
a Sunday school in every community
where tbere is none; to publish and cir
culate moral and religious literature; to
assist in the improvement of existing
schools and to donate Bibles and Testa
ments In needy oases. It does not wish
to influence any in their church relations
but simply to uuite all the people
iu the study of the word of God. it
was organized in 1824, and its influonoo
and strength has steadily increased ever
since. The Georgia agent of the Union
is Thomas W. DimmocK, ot Carrollton,
aud communications addressed to him
there will reach him.
If the custom of calling tbe wives of
government employes by the titles of
their husbands Is to become general,
there ought to be no objeotlou to giving
titles to the wives of all other men. The
charming nature of the custom may be
understood from the samples that follow :
“Mrs. Canal Driver Jones,” “Mrs. Fruit
Btand Keeper O'Klannigan,” “Mrs. Organ
Grinder Smith,” “Mrs. Well DiggerSnow
bull,” “Mrs. Street Sweeper Sullies.”
Congressman Springer, of Illinois, di
ctates that President Clevelu ud will be
tte Democratic parly’s next candidate
for the residency. He thinks the iVest
dent w ill be renominated by acclamation,
if Congressman Springer livos until the
nominating convention meets tie wuU
find himself to be a prophet honored in
his own country.
General Bragg has set at fat the lie
publican cock-and-bull story that he was
not on lilemliy terms with President
Cleveland. lie says th.it no is til com
plete sympathy with the lbesident, and
that tie believes in honesty or purpose tbe
administration will eland pre-eminent m
tbv history of American government.
rrcniihs C/lUri*’i / Enfj/vtr'e'r (/>*.)•
And now they are trying to destroy Judge
Cooley’s uaefuißvus b y ih* ■ uegovtion that he
ha- the I beefo lug bonnet. The
ougcr one lilies'the niord he realizes the un
iuei -ity of the outrage to wbpfli a public nutn
in these t ttUed titsd. in ast submit.
Anarchist Mo-c I><
rr:tniajs!" York TV.?- ne .Ket>.)
The loati-mouthed Mont defiantly pro
claims that he rein uns! ;i “Socialist, Com
munist, Aiheist, end AfUip'-hi-t” —all with
capital miti 'bdaf'Ww might
have lu.'iedSSjTjfiffJKi- jrTWtovwS a Coward
auil .1 mdftHrn*? I.iit '&• no
means exhaust it.
A Riow at the Colleges.
Ft o.n the Xtw York World ( Devi.)
The New Jersey school teacher who at
tempted to instruct Ins young pupils in the
mysteries of poker was Striking a well-dt
j reeled blow nl the co leges. He do-erven the
! strongest censure. Tho higher branches of
! our American edncaiiou should not be taught
in the elemental schools.
Where They XV lil Ho the Most Good.
F roll the Chic g > Miti! ( Rri>.)
Tticre is :t beautiful row in tho Labor-So
cialist-Auarchtstcamp in this city at present.
The air around the headquarters of the
“United'• Labor party i- Hi ed with brim
stone dust and sulphuric profanity. If any
bombs are Ihr wr. in Chicago tins season they
will be exploded where they will do the most
Chairman (of the iioardj—The Master Me
chanic reports the Deep river bridge unsafe.
Directors fwithout a dissenting voice) —
Give it a newcoat of paint.— -hue York Sun.
Employer—Young man, you don’t know
4 mploye—Don’t ho incautious in your
statements, sir. I came here from a coffee
factory.— .Vo w Haven Asms.
Domkstic lifk has no fir.er picture of con
fiding love than that of a husband wearing a
smoking-jacket of his dear wife’s making and
Irving to make believe that it fils hint di
vinely,— Fall Hirer Advance*
A New York girl who chewed too much
guru lost tne use of her jaiv. Married men
will find that they can carry home three or
four pounds of gum in each overcoat pocket
if they wish. — S,*, er.vule J urnal.
A st. Paul wife was set up the other day
as a slake in a game of poker. And the man
who won uer consoled mmseif with the
thought that he never aid have any luck at
cards, anyway.— Yonkers Statesman.
She (gazing upward)—Uow bright the stars
are to-night, Mr. Sampson.
He (promptly)—They are not brighter, Miss
she (softly)—Than what, Mr. Sampson?
He—Than they were last night.— Hew York
Teacher—You must not come to school any
more. Tommy, until your mother has recov
ered from the measles.
Tommy—There ain’t a bit a danger that she
will give them to me.
" VV h v, how is tha(V”
“She is iny stepmother.”—2>*a* Siftings.
Mrs. SHODDY —Really, Angellne. I cannot
see what you find objectionable in Mr. Rocks.
He is very rich, and a perlect gentleman. He
has an inimitable air of hen sou .
Augeiine—Oh, no, mariifna, he has none of
that about him. If he had I should like him
better. He never leaves.— Hfe.
De () ah ho — What does your sister say
about me, Bertie? ■ , ■.
Bertie— Sim eeid tojdajr that she didn’t
think you’d ever get tlie river on fire.
De Garmo —VVfrat eoniidence shohas in me!
Of course she knows l m too honorable to do
anything of that kind — Tid-B’ts.
Omaha da**—My dear. Easier is not far
off. .*>>. 1
Husband—Not far, that’s a fact.
“And all good’’ people ahduid rejoice at
••of conrse.” > k
“Do you suppose afy human heing can re
joice lit an old bonnet BkotbisV”— Omaha
Nei.i.ie, whose grandfather began life as a
cabin boy and finished i*h> mdliunaire, was
paid by her mother fn. tgjol'or pins picked
up from the carpet, to kee the baby from
getting them. “Nurse," said Nellie, as her
stoat, of punuiea- inci epsad, do -you know
wha' I am going. to do Whoa ! have 6 cents?”
"No,” answered nurMt, j
“I am run** ijaper of pins and
scatter them over tie tloor, and then pick
them up,” replied the young financier, who
was barely 5 years old. —haßyhu U.
Omaha omw Kgj—Aery ma’am, bnt I
cant give you aay more ugedit.
Customer—Pd like to kjgow why.
"I heard was in Kan
sas real estate.
“Well, he is; up to his ears sometimes.
Wtiat of that ?”
“I’m afraid ot such booms as they have
"Booms! O, my husband isn’t a specula
tor. He is a well digger.”
"Beg your pardon. Buy all you want,
ma’am "—Omaha " rid.
Two passengers on tile train became in
volved in a very heated controversy, which
finaliv waxed so hot that one of them called
the other a liar. “What’s that, a liar?” aud
he was on his feet.
' Yea. a liar,” was the emphatic response,
“or my name aiu’tJohu Smith, of sunitb
"What! the iiardware merchant?”
‘ The same.”
“Mr. Smith, I’m delighted to know you. I
represent Messrs. Sharpedge A Cos., of New
Y’ork, and cun show you a line of aamnlea that
will make your hair curl.”—,Vu Y',rk Hun.
Sam Jones is supporting tour young men at
college 111 Georgia.
The Duke of Argyll Is considered the best
Spenser iu the House of Lords.
ItoscoE Conkling talks ot going abroad in
June and remaining until September.
Idler von SEVKBiED, a nobleman ot long
desceut, is the public executioner ot Vienna.
Cardinal Masking has become a vice
president ot the Loudon Newspaper I'ress
Sbnhek Cerkal, the Bolivian Minister at
Washington, has been recalled at his oivu re
Mrs. Hkagan says the recent accident to
the Senator iu lexas will not cripple him per
Walt Whitman will be tendered a recep
tion at the Madison Square theatre, New
York, April 14.
Ukv. Dk. McGlvnn has arranged to res de
permanently iu Brooklyn aud to cure for hi*
The uibu whose names apnear on the bond
of Postmaster Mowry, ot Charleston, S. c
represout about $4,u00,000.
speaker James William Huhted, ot the
New Yolk Legislature, wears a ended blue
silk neekiie and a 'a-inch diamond stud,
presented by some friends.
(.kn. Lew Wallace rejoices, “lien Hur"
Is iu its one iiiindr -din and sixtv-tifm ujoii
sitnd. lie Is not so generous as he was. Lid
lers begin mug "1 was a rinpam iidldel nuiil
I read ‘lien Hur’” do not now invariably
urnw a uueck out of hint.
Joseph T. Hraine, of the Hrit'sh Trade
Journal, a London industrial monthly pubii
eatiou. is making a tour of the United States
us f*'lafr9tntsßitmertflr letmri>i the pro
posed American exhibition auuounued to
open in London on Mu . 2.
The Due d'Aniuale has forwarded to the
l’riuoeol lines a chock top M,ioo in aid of
the Jni|Miriai Institute Baud, accompanied
li a tetter Which says ihe contribution i„ a
mark of his profound and reapoeiful attarb
mont toller Majesiv the (Jneen. and an in
dication of Ins reelings toward me British
monarchy on the occasion of her majesty's
Man. Cleveland. Mrs. Julia Gardiner
Tyler, Mrs. i'-iik, Mrs. K. h. Haes.
M ss Lose hiirsbnto (dm-otuud, .Mr . Julia
I'eal Grant. Mrs, James ,Y. Alarlbd ,|. Mr*.
II .met I sue .Lcrisou, Mrs, LJien Arthur
M< hirer. Mrs. TuUeieo i (mbs of PiVsidenl
Jeboseui aid Air -, Ninpje (stepdaughter of
the Oral Alls, Tj.erjgiq lie XiHng "ladles of
the White lion u,”
When Mis. limb, the pretty wife of the I
ownerol the yacht Coronet, a infnrini and ;
that Hie vessel bad Won I hi- lace -lie aiineked :
a pretty bale shriek and eAi iainiou: ••I’m
glad! I didn't want tier pui Into u ru e.
Shi sin-ii a lovely boat an I l was so afraid
solio lll. lig WUU U heppcll to her. He r n||
ao fond of her. Vie mciil acro-s on Iter !*i
season ton kn iw. An I Ike dispatch says.
'All well on I mard.* That Is eucfi good news.
lam so glad no one a* hurt or lost over
boaid. I tsua su a'raoi of that. I hope tlio
Dauntless is all right and Will get la soon,
tint l m Had 11’#over."
ROBERT E. LEE S SON.
The Gonfeder *te Chieftain’s Family
Twenty Years After the War.
1 rom the yew Y>rfc Evening Sun.
A conspicuous figure on Broatlwav to-day
was Gen. Runy ue, son of Robert E. Lee,
and Congressman-elect from the Eighth Vir
ginia district. He attraoted attention even on
crowded Broadway. Ho is nearly six feet tall,
very rotund, has a plump face, full beard,
and the spurkli eg blue eyes so characteristic
of the Lees. His hearing is military. ”A
soidior. every inch,” anyone would pronounce
him at sight.
Ccn. Runy is regarded as one of the coming
Southern Political leaders. It is predicted
that be will touch the marker even higher
than Ins cousin, Gov Fitzhugh. After the
war Gen Runy, wno served on his father’s
BittU, went to plowing. He became one of
the most successful farmers in Virginia. He
lives on a pretty estate called Ravenswrood, in
Fairfax county, and is said to be worttt SIOO,-
Ofb I —a big fortune as fortunes go in Virginia
He took little or no interest in politics until
two years ago. when he 1 omed up as an as
pirant for Congressional honors. Last lall he
was elected to Con.ress almost without oppo
sition. It is said that he will enter the field
for Kiddleherger’s plaeein the Senate in ca t
the Democrats carry the Slate next Novem
His brother. Gem George Washington
Parke ctistis Lee, is President of the Univer
sity at Lexington, Va,, having succeeded Ins
father in that position. Gen. Custis is a quiet
srtment, cares nothing fir politics, and is de
voted to his college duties.
Robert E Lee’s nephew, Gen. Fitzhugh, is
Governor of Virginia and the most ambitious
of the Lee family living. He was a farmer
until his election to the Governorship. Now
he has entered politics as a profession, hav
ing sold out Ids farm and everything on it a
few months ago. He allows a Vice Presi
dential bee to buzz about his head. The
United States Senate lias charms for him,
too. and he has an exoellent chance of getting
Fitzhugh’s brother, Maj. Lee. a brave cav
alry leader in the war, also exchanged the
sword for the plow after Appomattox. He is
looming up in poll tics, and will probably go to
the Virginia State Senate i ext year.
Robert E. Lee’s daughter. Mis# Mary, is a
great traveler. She his traveled in nearly
every civilized country In the world, and is
seldom seen in her native State, ft will he
remembered that she was one of the few
American ladies in Home who were present
at the hatting of Cardinal Gibbons a few
weeks ago. She and ihe Cardinal are old
friends, having known each other well while
he was Bishop of Richmond.
RUSSIA’S UPSTART NOBILITY.
A Scene That Conid Not Have Been
Pleasant to One of the Actors.
From the Keeo York Tribune,
The upstart nobility of Russia is not held in
high esteem by the oid families with ances
tors. It is said of Suwaroff, the great cam
paigner, that ne once ••took down” one of
these mushroom counts in a way that ha# be
come a tradition at St. Petersburg. Tile Gen
eral had letured from a victorious campaign
and received the congratulai ions of the Czar
through Count Kutaissoff, who had been the
body-servant of the Gran i Ituke Paul, and at
the crowning of his master had been made a
count, su waroff reoeived his vißitor hospita
bly, and pleaded the lading memory of an
old man as his excuse lor not recailiug his
family name. “I suppose the Kutaissoff
fought against the enemies of Russia and so
earned their title,” he said in an apologetic
way. The Count owned that he had never
been a soldier.
• Then, doubtless, you have filled some im
portant foreign mission?”
“Never, your highness.”
“Or been in the Council?”
"Nor tnat either.”
“Then permit me to ask. Count, what dis
tiuguised ottice you have tilled?”
•*1 had the honor to be the body servant of
his majesty,” was the embarrassed reply.
“Oh! ah! my very honorable Count, very!”
and the old Geueral rang for Ills servant.
“Troschka, you hog!” he said when he ap
peared, "how often nave I told you to stop
your drinking ami stealing, and to no pur
pose. Now just look at this gentleman. He
was a menial tike you, but lie didn’t drink
nor steal, and now he is master of the Czar's
stabies and a Count into the bargain See
now what a chance fools like you have got, if
you half try.”
CORPSES FOI4 CHINA.
The Bones of 2.000 Mongolians Await
From the Chicago Tribune.
San Francisco, Cal., April 3.—To-day was
one of the three great festivals in the year
when the Chinese go out to Point Lebos Cem
etery and feast the souls of their departed.
From 7 o’clock in the morning until nooa
there were thousands of Mongolians placing
meatofferings on the graves and burning
joss-sticks and firecrackers. The procession
of hacks and wagons numbered about (500, and
the debris left on the ground atier the affair
was over resulted in a wholesale gathering of
tramps and dogs for a moonlight
Chinese dinner. The white super
intendent of the Mongolian burial
ground estimates that the paeu of corpses for
shipment back to China will exceed 3,000
for the season, and all the exhumations will
have to ho performed under government
supervision before removal irum the cemetery
will oe allowed. The corpses must have been
under the ground for two years, and then
they are not allowed iu the oity limits unless
hermetically packed. There is not the
sligluest indication of the Chinese giving up
this custom of shipping back their oead to
China, and, except witu converts to Chriß
tlaniiv, the rule is always followed. It is a
very costly custom, and the imposts on it are
increasing, but these are met with indif
ference by the rich Chinese corporations who
undertake the matter.
From the Land n World.
I will seek the woman I loved (he siid)
Long ago in life’s fortunate days;
1 am tired, and dlsuouraged, aud gleg at
And my thoughts wander back the remem
To the woman 1 loved in days that are dead.
And 1 long for the eight of her face (he said).
she was strangely faithful and kind (he said).
With the gentlest heart, and the sweetest
That ciung to ones gaze in a passionate way;
And 1 wa a fool to he cold and wise
Aud relinquish such love—seek other’s In
And leave her alone to despair (he said).
I will go to her now at once (he said;,
Kor life is discordant and out of tuuo,
And 1 need her love and tier s mputbies.
J loved her 100 lightly and left her too soon;
lint the future shall live, and the past is
Aud my heart yearns back to her heart (he
I am here at last in her home (he said),
Here all alone In the twilight gloom;
1 wait for the sound of her step on the stair,
As I sit in her dear familiar room,
With all her sweet Powers, and her books on
For nothing has changed here—excepting
I heard her voice. I remember (he said).
Her ve to like a child’s with its sobbing tone.
Ilut then came a pause, and u whispered
A laugh—that seemed turning my heart to
The door opened wide, and my hopes were
For anew love was there by her side (he
Parisian Actresses ou a small Spree
From tk* Land n TtUyaph,
One of the dirtiest, dingiest and most dan
gerous streets in Paris was yesterday chosen
as the locality of a remarkable ten-. 'About
noon l he aboriginal natives of the notorious
Pi sen M an lieri, which readers of Kugeiie Sue
will remember, were surprised to ecu two or
three open vehicle* laden with handsome
ladies in brilliant plumages, and uh . e ID
bad pLit liais and resuscitated Inverness
•‘Site*, sweep down from the li.inleturd M.
Gutiumi into the illsinal Hue Ualaude. lee
proe. s-iou stooped before lue red-uulnl and
Chateau Hoiige, which formerly he sad to
Uahrielle d’Kstrees. and is now the mid light
resori of the grruiesi cut-throats and rultians
in Paris, l ue occupants of the vehicles, fol
lowed by a crowd ol gup ng gamins, pick
pockets aud general up nop i.itnu m .rentier-,
went lino the hideous hostelry where limy
actually had s urn hooii, which w >s wunliol
down oy s copious shower t.f enampavue.
The w oil -dressed guests who had thus honored
the lied Castle with in.hr t> eieorarv pre cnen
Whig Some of Pi" t-tt.sv eksnsls. s "russt s m
Pei is. who. for 'lie novelty of Inc thing, lied
agreed to lunch at live rusltr tavern with
mill* of tlio.r ■ evader- After lib repast,
oio of the st ir -s re< Hod vi r"s by Francois
Copper. an l tlmn some of tlie sbsllithe .
saturated niusp isii- sod "art su" of um to- I
radly who had been iiivitod to lie )na'log I
wstc I is toned to with Ooustdiu ablo amuse !
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
It Is believed that thousands will be added
this year to Alaska’s population, as mining
and exploring are to be energetically prose
The Mechanics’ Institute of San Francisco
received la-t year $'30,880, of whiob $31,000
represent the profits of tho industrial exhibi
tion. The institute holds property to the
value of $590,582.
A DRUGGIST in Brattleboro, Vt.. has con
nected every bottle containing poison with
the prescription desk by e eotricity, so that
whenever one is ton hed a uell gives waruiug
and wakes the compounder up to see, tv a
second look, whether he has the bottle he
Wants or not.
Civilization is advancing in Holbrook,
Ari. The citizens of that town are not say
ing anything about their churches or schools,
but many or them point with pride io anew
sa oon whieh “is elegauilycarpetedand mag
nifi entiy rugged with rich and quaiul ue
signsot the Navajo manufacture.”
The oldest man now in active service in the
New York fire department is Forein an Wil
liam Landers, of Engine Company No. 42. in
tlie ui exed district. He is 64 years of age,
and was 42 when he came into the service of
tii© department, a record of twenty years in
the old volunteer companies gave him his
The German paper# allege that many Ger
man industries are serious y affected by over
production. The disastrous competition in
the ohemlcal trade is to he followed by efforts
to reduce production to Ihe level of the de
mand. Associations hevo been formed to see
what can be done iu. the interest of the pot
ash. saltpetre, soda, Prussian blue and
glauber salts industries It was stated that
the produclion of soda alone in Germany was
4D0.00U hundred weight In excess of tho con
Vermilion Station, Minn ..was grievously
pained at the passage of the nigh license law,
which compelled the four saloonkeepers of
that place to pay SEOO license into the town
treasury. Finally a solution to the vexed
question was found. The four saloonkeei ers
were sworn In as special policemen ol Ver
milion. and their salaries fixed at SIOO a year
each. Then they tools out their licenses at
SSOO each. In this way the village of Vermil
ion liceases its saloonkeepers at SIOO a year
each to sell liquor.
Of the three daughters whom Mr. Longfel
low has immortalized in that lovely poem:
“The Twilight Hour,” Alice alone remains
unmarried. She lives in the old ‘‘Craigie
House” at Cambridge with her bachelor un
cle. the Rev. Samuel Longfellow, now a man
of some 70 years. E dth Longfellow married
Richard 11. Dana, whose lather wrote that
very popular sea story: “Ten Years Before
the Mast.” Anna Ailegra L mgfellow. the
youngest daughter, married, two years ago
or more, Joseph G. Thorpe, Jr., a voting Bos
ton lawyer formerly from Michigan, a brother
of Mrs. Ole Bull.
A submarine tunnel is being built under
the river at Port Huron to shorten the dis
tance between Detroit and Buffalo or Toron
to. The work is now ready for the horizon
tal excavation, which will be one mi e in
length, including 2,310 feet in the submarine
section. The latter in its lowest part will Oe
61 feet below the surface of the river, and
will have a diameter of 2‘i feet in the clear.
It was at first proposed to construct a two
track tunnel, but careful estimates of the
cost were given, showing that the two single
track tunnels could be built cheaper than one
John Quincy Adams, in the closing years
of his life, attended the Sunday morning ser
vices at the Second Presby teri an church when
he was in Washington, when his health per
mitted. No distance, no storm prevented; be
was an all dav hearer. The great snow st rm
ol Fi bruary, 1546. which olond nearly all the
churches in tne country, did not keep Mr.
Adams from the house of God. He was one
of thirteen persons present in the Second
Presbyterian church a Washington, and re
turned home through the deep snow on foot
at the close of the service.
There appeared recently iu the obituary
columns of the Public Ledger of Philadelphia
noticesof the deaths of twenty-five persons,
nine men and sixteen women, who had lived
to or beyond ihe advanced age of 80 years, to
wit: Samuel S. Paneoast, Janes Meehan,
Margaret Swartz, 80 years; Sheppard P.
Houston, Jnhn Someth Owens, Ann M Bou
deu, Rebecca B. Mussleman, 81; Mary Con
nell. Fannie It, Wilson, 82; John l), vis, 83;
Alexander McDonald. Catherine McDonald,
Martha Shortlidge. 84; Thomas Thornton,
John D. Con well, Saran C. Spain, 85; Henrv
Brown. Rachel R. Johnson, Ann Watkins, 80;
Mary Himes, 87; .Susan A. Deemer.HO; Cathe
rine Toiand, 92; Mary Gross. Mary Coady,
95; Kate Roach, 98.
Sfkaking of Doorkeeper Bassett’s post
ponement of the end of the Senate’s final ses
sion by turning back the hands of the clock,
the Manob Chunk Democrat remembers that
Thaddeus Steveus received his first nomina
tion lor Congress by the same device, only the
clock was hurried up instead of being kept
back It happened in the Summer of 1848,ip
East Lampeter township, Lancaster coun y
at the public house or Daniel Miller, during
a Whig delegate election. The bunds of an
old-fashioned bouse clock were privately
moved forward twenty minutes—from 5:Su to
10 minutes before op. m. That move closed
the polls twenty minuies before the regular
time and five voters were ruled out by the
clock as It then stood—ten minutes past 8. It
wos ihe turning point in that township. Had
the clock not been moved A. Herr Smith, not
Stevens, would have been the uomluee.
We are told of a strange clock that is said
to have belonged to a Hindoo prince. A
large gong was hung on poles near the dial,
and all about uporylie ground lay a pile of
ariitioial human treads, ribs, legs and arms.
The whole number of bones iu the pile was
equal I o the number of hones iu twelve per
fect bodies, but the pile appeared to have
been thrown together iu the greatest contu
sion. When the hands of the clock Indicated
thehourof l.out from the pile crawled liri
the numherof pans needed to form the frame
of one man, p. rt coining to part wub quick
click, and, when cotiiple od, the figure sprang
up, seized a uia let, and, walkmg up to ihe
gong, struck one blow This and ne, he re
lumed lo the pile and fell to pieces again.
When 2 o’clock came two arose and did like
wise; and at tho hours of noon and midnight
the entire heap sprang up, and. marching to
the gong, struck one alior anotner his Mow,
making twelve in all, then returniug fell to
pieces as before.
ahkaham Lincoln was a great admirer of
O’Connell, and used to relute several anec
dotes show ing the ready tact of the Irish ad
vocate in the defense of his clients. On ony
occasion, in a trial for murder, a witness had
sworu strongly agnn-t the prisoner, whose
namu was James, and had testified ihut a hat
which had been picked up near the scene of
the crime belonged to him. "Bv virtue of
your oath.” said Mr. O'Connell, “are you sure
tliai till- Is the same hat V ’ "Ye..” "Li and
you look at it carefully before you - wore lie
fore the Coroner that it was ihe prisoner's
••I did.” "Now. let me sec," said Mr.
O’Connell, taking up the hat and examining
it carefully oa the Inside. He then spelled
al ud the name Jumc. ah.wly—”.J-a-ni e-s.”
••Now. do you mean those words were in the
hat when you found It ?” "Ido.” "An this
is the ume hat?” "It i "Now, may it
please your honor,” aaid Mr. O'l oi.neil. ho d
mg the liai up lo the bench, “ihore Is an end
lo Hie case: tip re i# no name whatever in
scrib'd in the hut.” The Judge immediately
dismissed the can#.
Clark Mills, the sculptor, used to narraie
how Mr. Hrowerc, a New York sculptor, at
tempted to tnkn a cast in plaster of the head
of Thomas .Jefferson. The fa tnily of the ex-
Presiileul were opposed to M, but he finally
consented, saying that be Ootiitl noi Him u |j,
Um heart to reTtise a man no trifling a favor
who bail come so far, Hu was p ared on Ills
ba 'k ou u Mo'a, one of ins hands ara-pi g
chair which stood iu front. Not dreaming of
any danger, Ins family eould not bear lose*
him with the plasier over his lac , and
therefore were not present; aud his faithlui
Harwell was the only penum besides the ur
tist in tile mom. There was some oo'cel
Hi Hie urraiigeincnis made to perm i
Ids bresttiing. and Mr. .Icfferson came ueur
suffocating llu was tuo weak to i.
or tu relieve himself, mid Ins ie It e
s rugg es w' re iinno P-etl or unheeded by h
Parihssius. The sufferer finally bethought
himse f of the ( hair on which lim li,' <1
n min!, lie ralS' <III as far as lie was lilt c and
struck il mi the fin ,r. Hum e l lx- . m
scions of Ills situation aud sprang furiously
I forward. I lie anist suailered ins i as' in su
Instant. The family now ruadicd Hie room,
and H row ere looked as if he in.night hair ar
rival most optionun, for thougli iiuiwell ,
wa* supn .rliiig Lis m isbr In Ills arias, Ibe I
fieri eg are ol Ihe Afrle m eye Lolled danger.
Hrowere was permitted to i lok up bislr. g. |
Hunts of piaster amt tarry them off t u
whelhi r It* ever put til''to to/ ibor lo repre
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