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i ,i i- si i i W? i *v- 10 W A STATF NKWS. AlluakM Countf. J. B. Thayer, a bridge foreman at lAmtng, 4»11 from the bridge to the Ice below theotfcer afternoon, simtaliiinir fatal injuries. frrrn «ordo Coualr J. F. Williams' four children, in Portland township, were taken very eick recently two •Of them died in a short time, and the live# of Ho other two ware barely saved. The cau#e supposed to be drinking from an adjacent •Cfeek, which had become poisonous on ac -COunt of the large number of flsh that had frozen and were decomio»ing in the streaia. «Harton countjr. H. C. Van Leuven has bought*half Inter in the McGregor Xewt. alia* County* A port ion of the bridge at Add tu fawned w days ago. flloyd County. Charlie HcnitleQiaa, of Charles City, went *tb Duhuquc the other day and cot drunk, "Whs rohhed, and then took a dose of mor phine and lay down in the street to die. A good 8arnaritan of a doctor picked blm np, pumped him out and sent him home again. Jarkton Coantjr. A young man, at Bellevue, was driving in a cutter drawn by one horse, the other day, and to prevent the animal from being frightened At a passing train he got out and held the bits while the horse's bead wa* toward the railroad. The light Whitened her, and the fin immediately on the track. He then let go to save himself. The horse and cutter «W:re crushed the train. Jtuper County. A few evening* ago the faiaDy of Robert fjnden, living near Newton, went to church, foavlng two young daughters at home. Dur tfl the evening the dress of the younger, five $*ars old, caught fire. The elder started for neighbor's, the burning child followed her, 4Uid the latter ran until her clothes burned ftvnn her body, when she fell exhausted, and go terribly burned that she died. Three buildings on the south side of the square at Newton were burned the other af tarnoon. They were occupied by McColman, -Mt a clothing store Dudley, as a dry goods r«tore, and Clark fc O'Donnell, as a bakery. Xoss about $10,000. The stocks in Carpenter'*. 4fug store and Wren's dry goods store were •considerably damaged by water. Johnson County. Mono blame, of Big Grove, WM fltftUy kicked by a horse not long ago. Jn a recent Sunday afternoon saloon row at Iowa City one Felix Hughes was stabbed with bownie-knives by a couple of roughs *The victim received seven sUbs,one entering ?tfce lun^s. (ieorge Welch has been arrested at Iowa City upon the charge of negotiating a bogus note with the Savings Bank. lilnn County. The aged mother of Col. Carskaddon fell -down the stairs of the Baptist Church at Marion, recently, and was »o badly Injured that death ensued in a few hours. The other afternoon at Cedar Rapids a young man named Engene Watson, who was stealing a ride, fell from the top of the cars on the Northwestern Railroad bridge and was instantly killed, his body being severed at the hips. Madison County. \V Kuapp, of Earhritte, while trying to ••li'tut uciirlibor's eat the other d*y shot a Bui(fh'»..r'f wife. ••h«»ka County. A foundling was left on the doorstep of a prominent citizen of Oskaloosa a few days ilnce by a stranger in the city, supposed to be from Minnesota. It wae adopted bjT a -Childless husband and wife. Jfa«* Count). Henry Bailey,of Clarinda, tiring of his wife, wlfft her inn eruinonlously and going over into Indian i married a woman he thought WWld tot' more agreeable to him. Iflymouib County. On the .Sid a disastrous Are was reported in progress at Lemara. folk County. The proprietor of a saw-mill at Valley June, tion fell against a saw, the other day, and Jltid hi« left arm taken off. He took out the 'Cfvcred limb, placed it carefully on a shelf, 4Uid walked a quarter of a mile grasping the Mfeturap with the other hand to stop the bleed ing. It was a case of unadulterated grit. The MitcUellviUe Szm, edited and pub lished by Mr. George W. Wilkinson, has sus ,peuded. The wife of John Allen, an Ea«t De* Moines barber, recently attempted suicide by taking a large dose of chloroform. Jealousy is re JSirted ai» the cause. flPottavrattamle County. Dr. P. J. McMahon, a leading physician of Council Bluffs, died recently at the ugc of •Ohty-three. While amputating a patient's hand four years ago, mortification having set •la, he wa* so unfortunate as to absorb some of the virus, and from this he never recov ered. but slowly and rarely succumbed to the poison. :|ae County. A fellow in Sac City kicked his lister out Jh|s door the other day. 4toott County. Joseph Hmith, of Davenport, was walking along a public street the other day with a pistol in his pocket. All at oncc the weapon •escploded, and the ball entered his leg, where laet accounts it was quietly reposing, 'Vigorous probing having failed to reveal its ^ghttreuboute. Boyer. a young man employed in *Sthult & Wal insurance efllce at Daven port, was recc tly sent to the bank with a Check for #475 and since then Cyrus cannot Jbc found. It t.rnsout, by letters found In fels valise, that he Is one of a gang of young tticvca with Chicago for headquarters. Wapello County. A man name.I William Bowen, living near Ottumwa, drove his horses into a hole in the fiver where ice had been taken out, the other evening, and before assistance arrived was «tvept under the Ice by the current and gowned. The Ottumwa foundry, Duchworth & Har per, proprietors, was burned a few mornings ^jo. The tire originated in the molding de jp.rtmeiit and before the engine could render _3liy assistance the entire building was ^Trapped lu flumes. The boiler manufactory *0f Peter Hirschaner, adjoining, was also con ^tOUicd. The loss of the foundry is estimated '.at a'25.000. The boiler manufactory loses .|f,,000. lately, Jltu Field, a notorious counterfeiter, arrested at Ottumwa hy the United States LMarihal, who started at once for Keokuk with Ihlm. After the train left Croton, and while 1 ft was running at the rate of twenty miles an Jvur, Field asked permission to go to the Uater-eloset, which was granted. The offl /0nr suspected his motive, and went out on tJhc platform to watch him. Presently Field rsiM-d the window iUJ*i }u»f*r4 tMit» UV.ing upon his hc&d tml ftoifdsn. The dOof Immediately followtsd, akwagvM# the prisoner. Both m'W o**r Sor thrw Umes, but the oOr*r th# trtf to reffmin his feel, sad iliac th* priKHwr thro«t heiti him ih^re uiUI the Irsin stop|»ed ar.d backed up. wfen hr was iftln placed on U*rvt. Both the offlivr and the prisoner were injuncd to »uue oxtrnU Kl«reo brick block* are already cootra^ed for in the ruildlng season at Ottumwa. ltva PostUl ChUf« Tl e following wae the only change in 1 poet*! ttfiairs in Iowa during the week engine March 18: Discontinued—CoopersvlUe, Wepelk County. A HERO. The yooag noldicr baring aaid ten well to the tearful group ia the doorway of his father's u9e walked with a firm and elastic tread to the station where he wa» to take the southward-bound train and speed to the battle-field. And he, you will naturally infer, is our hero: but lest there should be any mistake upon this point, I hasten to in form you that though lie was and is i hero, "he is not the hero of this tale. That is our hero trotting along by his side—only a dog, but with a- faithful a heart in bis bosom as any soldier who enlisted at his country's call while, for singleness of jur|o.se, the dog might take precedence of all. For him there was no thought of fame, adventure or compensation: his one motive was devo tion to his master. I do not know to what breed lie be longed, nor does it matter. On hie own merits let him stand or fall, and not on those of his ancestor?. In size he was medium that is, he would have been small for a Newfoundland, and large for a poodle. His skin was variegated, or, as I should say, were I describing a piece of calico or miru**tliru dt laine, it had a white ground with polkasnots. His face bore the imprint of honesty and good nature, and his eye looked into yours with a dauntlessness which gave assur ance that he had never been caught rob bing your larder or worrying your cat. The young man's name was Karl Beck the name of the dog was Trump. As Karl stepped on board the cars he was greeted by half a dozen young men of his own age, all in the army blue, and all as merry and smiling as if they were about to set out on a Fourth of July ex cursion, instead of going forth to hard ship, danger, and perhaps death. "Hollo, a new recruit!" cried one, gayly, with a mock military salute to Trump. You ought to have shut him up!" said another. I don't believe you can send him back." "He isn't going back," said Karl, quietly. What! you're not going to take him with youf'r Just that," said Karl. Do you expect Uncle Sam will find him rations?" He can share mine, and forage for the rest," said Karl. iSuppose we adopt him as child of the regiment)1" "Agreed," chimed in all and Trump's position being thus satisfactorily settled it was never afterward questioned. In deed, during the three months of camp life which followed, he helped to beguil* many a tedious hour for the young vol. unteers, and fared sumptuously every day, with very little expense to the Gov* eminent. He made no intimacies with the strange dogs who hovered about the outskirts of the camp, nor did he drive them away so long as they kept to their own limitsj but if one ventured to put his head in. side the barracks he forced him to ft hasty and ignominious retieat. And this was the rule he adopted with all trainos and hangers-on whatever. At first the Captain of Karl's company objected to Trump's appearance at drill, and ordered him confined in his quarter* on pain of death, but accidentally disp covering one day that he could go through all the exercises quite as well as his young master could he counter manded the cruel order, and henceforth Trump marched forth at the beat of drum with all the steadiness and sobriety of a veteran soldier. But, the time came when the idle mo notony of camp life was to be exchanged for actual combat. The summons had come—"To the front The last thing Karl did before he marched away was to commit Trump to the care of a farmer who lived near the barracks. Be kind to him. I shall pay for him when I come back or, if I never come, think father will send for him." And Karl turned quickly away, lest the man should see the tear in his eye and mis take the cause. It was the night after the battle. Faint and wounded, with only the dead around him, Karl lay upon the ground, his life-blood ebbing'slowiy away. Just so he had been lying since* four o'clock in the afternoon, when he fell unnoticed, like a single leaf that falls in the forest in autumn. Then he was in the midst of the din of battle, but it had gradually retreated, and now he heard no sound but the sigh ing of the wind and the cry of the night bird. "They're all asleep at home, little dreaming where I am,' so his thoughts ran "they'll read it all to-morrow. Karl Beck, missing.' No, not that. I hope Homebody will find me, and let them know 1 died honorably. Hark! a footstep! Can it be that help is coming, or ia it some poor fellow, wounded like myself, trying to crawl away from this dreadful place? Comrade, are you there?" His voice was weak and faltering, but it elicited a most unexpected response. It was the bark of a dog, and it sent a thrill through Karl's frame. "Trump! Trump!" lie called, anxiously, raising himself on his elbow, but falling back exhausted with the eftort. Again that short, familiar bark, and the faithful Trump came bounding over wreck and carnage to his master's side. After a few moments spent in mutual caresses Trump bounded away as quick ly as ho had come, leaving his master more desolate than before. "Oh, Trump! Trump! have you left me to die alone?" lie murmured. No, Trump has done nothing of the kind, as was evident when he returned shortly, accompanied by several mem bers of the Sanitary Commission, who were doing their good works in another part of the field and who had sense enough to comprehend and give heed to the dog's appeal for help. They lifted Kuil gently to a litter and bore him to the rude hoepital improvlied for the occasion. Hi* wound is not dangerous, but he would have bled to death before morning if you h*d not found him," said the sur igron And Karl knew that he was indebted !*Trump for hi* life. No sooner was Karl discharged from the hospital than his reeiu«»Tt was again ordt-red io the front. Determined tuat the triend to whom ho owed so much should nol be left toeuffer in his absence be committed him to the care of a man who wa# going North, with directions for forwarding him to his father's house. Six months afterward he was again wounded at the battle of Coal Harbor and brought up to Washington in the Sally Baker. As there were not sufficient am bulances to carry all the wounded to the hospitals at once a large number were laid «»n the pavement, wrapped in their army blankets among them Karl. At the precise moment when he was taken from the boat a teamster was pass ing along with his cart, followed by a black and white dog, and no sooner was Karl safely deposited on the sidewalk than the dog sprang upon him, fawninc. licking his face, and making ev«ry demonstration of tenderness known to his species. The teamster whistled, but the dog took no more notice of it than if it had been the wind that whistled, so he stopped his horses and came to the side walk. What are you doing with my dog?" asked be, roughly. I rather think he's my dog," said Karl. I tell you he's mine I bought him and paid for him," said the teamster. ery well. sir. You can take him, then," said Karl. But all the coaxing, blandishments and commands of the teamster availed noth ing with Trump, and if dragged away a few yards he would dart back to Karl's side again. "It's plain enough you owned him once," said the teamster, but that don't prove you own him now." And Karl, too feeble to argue the matter or offer any resistance, saw poor Trump tied to the cart and led away, all the time look ing back at him with a pleading expres sion which cut him to the heart. He believed that he had now, indeed, taken his last farewell of his old friend but what was his surprise on opening his eyes one morning, after days and nights of pain and delirium, to see Trump sitting at his bedside. I reckon he belongs to yousaid Corporal Ooldthwaite, then acting as nurse. Yes," said Karl, laying his hand on the dog's head. 44 him?" 44 Where did you get He came here himself. He was driven away a number of times,but he per sisted in coining back, and we concluded he belonged to some poor fellow inside so I took him through the wards, and when he got to your bed he Just stationed himself there, and he hasn't been away since." From that time until Karl was honor able discharged Trump was allowed to make the hospital his headquarters, and then accompanied his master home to live in peaceful retirement and to rest on his laurels. Now don't you agree with me that Trump was a hero?—Ruth Chesterfield, in Youth'» Companion. A BITTER THOVGBT. W ife— lAMjnitur.) Mr mon went awt wi'out a kiss— We quarreled bad the mom— Says he: 44It ent"—•says I 44It Ay, sure enow, aw wer' too bad Aw've got a awfu' will But cum—aw'll muk' It up wP t* lad When a' cuius in fro't' mllL Aw'll put putatys on ta Are, An' bake ta bit o' meat, An' when a' cums in from ta mill Aw'll speak to un reight sweet. Them awfu' mills—aw'm uiuoast 'frald O' summat for my mon Tlier's alias plenty gettin' hurt, An' my laa moight be one. Who's that a-knocking? Dang the latch— OGod!—that aw wer' born— lyiri' ther' all white an1 rttiff: WE qi'AKKBLEU HAD THB MOKS! How to Clean Table Lamps. Rkmovk the shade carelully before you soil your hands with the oil. Provide a bottle of warm water (a little above blood heat) and in this first wash the glass chimney, then pour the oil from the fountain and remove any sediment from about the brass-work screw up the wick and if it is not long enough for the time it may probably be required to burn replace with a fresh one by means of the stick. Having washed all the brass-work, wipe the parts carefully, screw everything in its former position, and take care in replacing the wick that the small notch at the side of the brass enters the groove which is sunk to re ceive it turn it up and down once or twice to make sure that it works freely then prime it (that is, singe the top), re place the fountain (filled wilh oil), chim ney and shade the lamp ia now ready for use. Purchase the best oil, as the inferior qualities emit an offensive smell and pro duce so much sediment that the delicate works of the lamp are quickly clogged and the current of air impeded, which causes it to burn dimly. Occasionally it is necessary to wash the shade, which should be done in clean, lukewarm water, with the admixture of a little soda, which removes all the stains and does not injure the appearance ot' the ground glass. The glasB chimneys will sometimes crack with the heat, par ticularly in frosty weather. This may be prevented by scoring a small notch in the glass at top and bottom.—Rural New Yorker. —Apple Pie.—Pare and quarter enough tart apples to lay loosely in the prepared paste the quarters should not touch ono another. Fill the paste two thirds full of thin, sweet cream, then sprinkle over one spoonful of flour butter as large as a walnut, cut in bits. Sugar (if a com mon pie tin is used), two-thirds teacup ful. Orate nutmeg over the whole, as no other flavoring gives the peculiarly ex cellent taste. Bake slow if a brown crust forms over the top before the ap ples cook, stir it under with a knife. If it is no* pronounced splendid the fault will be with the apples or not following the directions —They take a census in Rhode Island as they take a contested vote in the town meeting—the neople Btand up until they can be counted.—Berkshire Courier. i, 1 CURRENT PARAGRAPHS. Incidents and Accidents. —In the family of Charles Cornell, of ??ew York city," six children out of a family of eight recently died of malig nant diphtheria —.James McCullogli committed suicide in New York the other day by iumping into an immense cog-wheel. His body was cut into an hundred small pieces. —A crazy man in Bridgeport, Conn., a few days since, wandering through, a cemetery, saw an open box beside a new made grave, awaiting the arrival of the corpse. He quietly lowred the box and had the dirt all in before the arrived. —While Mr. Alden Morse, of Philips burg, Me., was at work with a circular saw in his mill, recently, and in the act of reaching forward to clear a slab, it flew with great force, striking him in the forehead, fracturing his skull and tearing his face in a terrible manner. —A singular rite of superstition was recently conducted at Newport, R. I. The relatives of a person who had died of consumption, and who believed that cremation of the intestines of the de ceased would prevent the disease from attacking the survivors, exhumed the body and burned those parts, but an other member ot the family haa since died of the disease. —Ouite an interesting suit was tried at Ware, Mass., lately, between two prominent business men of the town. It seems there had been a little dispute be tween them relating to money matters, which ended in the one calling the other by the not very dignified name of a "hog." whereat he was so much dis pleased that he sued him for $10. The Judge decided that the defendant had injured the plaintiff's character to the ex tent of $0. —At Bethel, Vt., a few days since, Duane Wood, twenty-one years of age, committed suicide in his father's wood shed by shooting himself with a pistol. The deed was committed very deliber ately. One shot entering the bowels, and not proving immediately fatal, the young man reloaded the pistol and shot himself the second time, the ball enter ing near the heart and killing him in stantly. 41 al, As sure as ye' be born." An' so wo quarreled bad, for he Wer' reight, an' aw wer' wrong Only a month a's wedded me. But fioou fuuu' awt iny tongue. farly procession Foreign Uonip. —At Zinwald, in Germany, a widow of 108 has just married a man of sixty. One of the bride's children, aged eighty, was present at the wedding. —Lady Burdett Coutts wants a society for the prevention of cruclty to hum ming-birds. From personal knowledge she certifies that one 1'arisian milliner uses 40,000 of these birds every season, and reasonably predicts that, slaughtered at this rate, they will soon be extinct. —The London correspondent of the Boston Athertixer says that the report is well founded that the French Prince Im perial is to marry the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria and that in conse quence of this arrangement the Queen has indorsed the last loan put in circula tion in England by the Empress Eu genie. —A New York paper tells a story on a connoisseur among our cousins over the water. An English picture collector bought an enormously valuable "old master" on the Continent, and in order to get it into England under light duty had a modern daub" painted over the old master. When they washed off the daub the old master went with it and left be hind a portrait of George III. eo it wasn't a very old master. —Funeral rites and ceremonies in China are quite Chinese. Custom and law require, on the point of burying, silk garments to be burned as well as pieces of money to be destroyed for the needs which the defunct are supposed to have in the ghost-land. At the interment of the late Emperor these ceremonies were carried out on a larga scale, seeing that an Emperor has more need of money than anybody else, for dinners, ballB, servants, carriages, etc. —The origin of the Ayrshire breed of cows is not uninteresting. A poor farm er in Scotland in 1750, finding it almost impossible to subsist, took great pains to have his children drive his cow where she could eat the richest and thickest grass, to house her in winter and feed her with carefully-lioused hay—in fine took unheard-of care of his cow. The grateful animal rewarded her owner with a fine calf and an unusual abun dance of milk, and thus the celebrated breed of Ayrshire cows was produced, though it was not till the first of the present century that it was brought to perfection. —A correspondent of a Ceylon news- taper says that large apes are now regu employed in the Straits settlements to pull cocoanuts. These monkeys are imported from Acheen in batches, like coolies, and are marched round the plan tations by their owners, who let them out on hire. A line is first attached to each ot these peculiar laborers, and he is then sent up a tree, w here he is said to select suitable fruit with great discrimination, and to twist the nut round and round until it falls to the ground. Each suc cessive fall of a nut is hailed by the hairy operator above with a jump and a chuckle of satisfaction. —A practical joke was played on the critic of one of the Paris papers at the last performance of 41 Orpliee aux Eufers" at the Gaiete. Mdlle. Angele, who acted the part of Venus, took offense at some remarks made by the unfortunate scribe and vowed revenge. The critic, who occupied a stall, did not for a moment anticipate the vengeance of Venus, who at the end of the first act, when the electric light is turned on the inhabitants of Olympus, who are about to visit the terrestial globe, adroitly reflected the powerful rays of light into the very eyes of the journalist by means of the steel mirror she holds in her hand. The gods and goddesses on the stage were con vulsed with laughter when they saw him trying to evade the blinding rays of light, shielding his eyes with his hand and hiding behind the seat in front of him. Religious and Educational. —Tennessee has a scholastic popula tion of 420/3*4. Number of pupila en rolled in 1874, 258,577. Number of teachers employed, 5 551. —One of the Baptist papers states that 20,000 of the members of Baptist churches have adopted liberal or open communion ground within the last year. —It is said that in the State of Dela ware, in 1804,4,000 persons were added to the Methodist Church. During the last conference year 2,800 converts were reported. —The oldest Episcopal minister in grooklyn is Rev. Dr. Deller. He has officiated in that city nearly fortv vears and is the present rector of St. iUuke's, Clinton avenue. —Mr. George H. Stuart, of Philadel phia, estimates the number of conver sions in Great Britain through the in strumentality of Messrs. Moody and Sankey, of Chicago, at 25,000 or 30,000. —In South Carolina 45,774 white and 58,964 black children attend school—not quite one-half of those who ought to be now acquiring a rudimentary education. Gov. Chamberlain complains that the educational appropriations are in sufficient. —W.W. Corcoran, of Washington, D. C., has assumed the payment of one half of the aggregate cost of Ascension Church (Episcopal), in that city, includ ing the lot on which it stands. His con tribution will amount to about $77,000. The edifice is of white marble, and when completed will seat over 1,500 people. —The 4* Univerealist Register" for 1875 shows 674 ministers—an increase of 17 622 churches—an increase of 16 30,903 church members—3,104 more than In 1874 647 Sunday-schools—a decrease of 14 and 57,738 Sunday-school scholars— an increase of several thousand. The amount of church property is about $8,000,000. —The Baptist Committee, in their ad dress to the denomination concerning the Centennial, say that sect has grown from 25,000 in 1776 to nearly 1,750,000 communicants, with 13,000 houses of worship and sittings in them for 4,000,000. Tliey were then poor, had only a lew horseback missionaries, one weaR col lege now they have money enough, mis sions all over the world, and thirty col leges, besides numerous academies, and six theological seminaries. Personal and Literary. —Herbert Spencer assails the theory that married life is most favorable to longevity. —In a recent accident on the Pan Handle route John G. Saxe, the poet, nearly lost his life. —The first child born in this country of Japanese parents is the daughter of the Japanese Minister at Washington. —It was the prose of the counting room and not the poetry of 44 Miscellaneous. —We must be very near specie pay ments and a hard money policy. Money is-very hard, anyhow—to get. —It is not generally known that the butter crop of the United States is now greater in value than the wheat crop. Yet such is the fact. —The Courier-Journal thinks that every man who carries a cane under his arm to put people's eyes out with should be ynched without warning. —Thre-i newsboys played hanging at Williamsport, Pa. The one that enacted the role of the condemned murderer was cut down just in time to save his life and give his parents more trouble. —The Sheriff at Kershaw, N. C., has levied on a monkey to satisfy a debt. This was a good-enough case of natural selection, he doubtless thinks, to result in the origin of specie for the judgment. —A youngster, while warming his hands over the kitchen fire, was remon strated with by his father, who said, 44 Go 'way from the stove the weather is not cold." The little fellow, looking up at his stern parent demurely, replied: ^. ,! -*. move grease and stains from clothing is said to be made as follows: Two pounds of good castile soap half a pound1 of carbonate of potash, dissolved in half & pint of hot water. Cut the soap in thin slices boil the soap with the potash un til it is thick enough to mold in cakes add alcohol, half an ounce camphor' half an ounce hartshorn, half an ounce color with half an ounce of pulverized charcoal. —Somebody with nothing better to do has sent a letter to the Postofflce in Chi cago with all this address: In that alluring gathering-place, Chicago, »tit Famec? for mighty conflagrations, divorces ta in ultp. and the rint, Dwell? the hero of thi* pother, Alfred Speneer known by name, geant, willl live?" so," was the answer. 44 Thana- topsis" which made Bryant wealthy. —Mrs. Gen. Hawley says that Mrs. President Grant ia going blind and can not see to write even to one of her own children. —The St. Louis Glole thinks that the much-heralded Danburian does not amount to much, except as a specimen of cheek and bad printing. —The New York World States that the Khedive's diamonds given to Gen. Sher man's daughter are off color for the most part, and are worth $50,000 or less. —Mrs. Fawcett, wife of the blind mem ber of Parliament, Prof. Fawcett, and author of yes,"he replied 441always Tales in Political Economy," is about to make her first appearance as a novelist. —The will of a Benjamin F. Beekman, of New York, gives his widow the inter est on $10,000 while she is such widow and gives her the principal should r.he marry again. —When Brigham Young was in jail the other day for contempt of court there were five of his wives weeping at each window of that institution, and twelve at the door. —There is said to be such an increase of the disgusting habit of snuff-dipping among the factory operatives of New England that snufi factories are increas ing with the demand. —A marble statue of George D. Pren tice is to be placed over the doorway of the Louisville Courier-Journal office. It is now under the chisel, will be eight feet high and will cost $10,000. —Eli C'rozier, an ancient citizen of Dela ware, swore thirty-one years ago to wear the hat he then wore until Henry Clay should sit in the Presidental chair. The venerable beaver still crowns his wrinkled brow. —The Boston Traveller says: "Two bones of Robert Bruce were lately sold for twenty-five dollars. Any other man who should sell such bonep, instead of assigning them reverently to earth, ought to be kicked but the Scotchman who could part with them for money should himself be ground into bone-dust." —He is neat, natty and ninety-three drives through a drenching winter storm to Syracuse, N. Y., to transact business pertaining to a farm of 200 acres, which lie runs himself, and when on a visit to his native town in Massachusetts, after sixty-five years' absence, is waited upon by a committee who wished to be in formed accurately upon some historical matters relating to the place. —The husband of Christine Nilsson says that one of the most painful phases of his wife's ailment is insomnia. Poor Caudle used to say just the same thing in reference to Mrs. C.'s trouble, and in numerable husbands of our own acquaint ance declare insomnia to be the very worst malady to which wives are sub ject. It is a remarkable fact, too, that when wives are inflicted with insomnia husbands are sleepless from sympathy.— Arcadian. 44 44 I ain't heating' the weather I'm warmin' my hands." --The whole number of students attend ing Michigan University is 1,191. The university Hibrary contains at present 22,500 volumes and over 7,000 pamphlets. The libraries accessible to the students amount in the aggregate to over 31,000 volumes. There are present in the uni versity, exclusive of the President, twenty-flve professors, one adjunct pro fessor, seven assistant professors, nine instructors, and a special lecturer. There are sixty-nine ladies in the literary de partment, forty-eiiiht in the medical and three in the law department. —A gehuine erasive soap that will re 1 With K. between to make complete. Pootmaater take me to ihe fame Let me teil you (Tm not joking) how to know the vet'ran brick— By a d&rk-Htained muerwehaum, smokintr—bv hutre. old-headi stick. By the Kent of "Frisco" honey, which dotherer 'round him hang— By a piuk hat. tall and chlny—by—but 'ixragh said, git, g'lang!!! —Never have the American bee-keep ers been able to supply the market with pure honey. But the honey-dealers have sometimes found the means of fill, ing all the wants and their pockets at the same time. Here is the recipe: Take one gallon of honey and seven gallons of sugar syrup, mix well and it is doae. Some put the mixture in glass jars with a few bits of comb. Some use 41 glucose," a kind of syrup made in France with po tatoes and sold in Chicago for four or five cents per pound. A New York honey-dealer has disclosed the whole matter to the editor of the Bee-Keep*»' Journal —Saturday morning at one o'clock the police found a horse and cutter coming in from the country on the Pontiac road, with the driver so nearly frozen that he was lopped over on the seat and uncon scious. He was taken to the station and they thawed him out after an hour or so. When he could speak he a*ked: 44 Ser 44Oh, yes, I guess 41 Well, I'm sorry," museu the young man. 441 wanted to die, so that they could put on my tomb stone 4 Here lies one who was fool enough to ride twenty-six miles to spark a red-headed girl.'—Detroit Press. —A gentleman who rode his own horse in the course of an Eastern tour asked his Arab attendant if he was quite sure she always got her allowance. 44Oh, 41 my countrymen often steal from one another and rob their friends' horses, but I can always find out if vour mare has been cheated." 41 How?" put some pebbles in with the barley—seven or eight—and count ex actly how many I put in. The mare never eats the pebbles, and if anyone steals the barley he is sure to take two or three pebbles with it. If I find the pebbles short in the morning I have hard words, and they cannot tell how I kaow, so they give up cheating her." —Mary E. Aborns was advertised by her husband in San Jose, Cal as having left her bed and board wiihout just cause, and so forth. Mrs. Aborns re torted in a card, in which she said that she had been married ten years, and in that time had cooked about 10,000 meals, spent 15,000 hours over a hot stove, borne six children, milked cows over 10,000 times, and performed other bouse hold duties in proportion. She adds: 441 have drawn the picture very mildly. I have made allowances for my sickness, when 1 have had help, something after the way that a farmer would hire a horse if his own was sick and unable to work. 1 had nothing when i went there, and nothing at the end of those ten years of servitude." —A man in San Francisco entered a police station in a state of intense ex citement and told the Captain that he wanted to prefer a charge against his room-mate. We both wanted to go to heaven," he said, 44 and we knew we couldn't get there if we committed sui cide. We talked the matter over a good deal and finally we agreed to kill each other. The plan was for each to have a sharp razor ready at the other's throat, and at a sitrnal cut as hard and deep as we could. We got all ready, with the razors at our throats, and I gave the word. I cut his throat all right, but he failed to do as he agreed and here I am alive. I want to make a regular charge of false pretenses against him so he can't get into heaven." The Captain locked up the maniac, for such he was, and went to the room described by him. There he found that a man had been murdered by having his throat cut while asleep in bed. The lunatic hud invented the rest of the story, and while undef an hallucination had committed the deed. jypieasant Railway Companion. Titffy Hooper writes from Paris to the Philadelphia Press: 4 141 wish those ardent souis who admire European rail way carriages, wilh their side doors, separate compartments and solid parti tions, would study and reflect over the various and serious disadvantages which are connected therewith. It is no Joke for a timicr person traveling alone to be shut up in a compartment with some sturdy, sullen-looking desperado—it is neither pleasant nor safe, the recent ex pedience of a French gentleman and lady, owe M.de Bouchony and his.sister-in-law, abundantly testify. They were journey ing from Tarascon to Marseilles, and found themselves in the same car with an unpleasant-looking individual, who shortly after the train started turned toward the young lady, and drawing a small bottle from his pocket, cried: Since you are the Virgin Mary, drink thisi' The poor girl recoiled from him in terror, but he snatched from her neck a sleqder gold chain which she wore, and flinging it, together with the bottle, out of the window, he next turned his atten tion to the gentleman, who had hastened to the assistance of his sister-in-law. A terrible struggle ensued, during which the young lady contrived to get the doer open and to creep along the foot-board to the next compartment, shrieking for the guard as she went. Her cries at last attracted attention, and the train was stopped barely in time to save the life of M. de Bouchony, who lay half-strangled and senseless in the bottom of the car, while the would-be assassin had taken possession of his watch and money. As soon as the train came to a stand still he leaped out and attempted to escape, but was captured by the guard. M. de Bouchony, who was not seriously in jured, is recovering. The criminal, since bis incarceration in jail, has not ceased to feign madness, and he talks incessant ly about the Virgin Mary. Mad or sane, he was certainly a delightful creature to be locked in with for a long journey. As he did not fail to secure the money and valuables of his victim, there seems to be rather too much method in his madness for it to be wholly genuine, and such I believe has b&n litot view tmkm it hy the authorities."