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B0SW0RTH. , , , -I 7.1 - "Be just and fear not ; Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy Qod's, thy Country's, and Truth's." ; CANTON, MISS., SATURDAY AUGUST 1G, 1870. TEBM8: $2.00 par Annnat VOLUME XXIX. NUMBER 34. Local adrertisemeats at the same rales and l.w additional lor proof of publication. - AMERICAN CITIZEN. rUTTTn . t mm ww m JULJLJ CURRENT TOPICS. Capt. James R. Eao has recently been m New York consulting with cap ttalists on the subject of constructing a ship railway across the Isthmus of Pan ama. It Is understood that he can so ears means to test the practicability of his scheme if he can secure- proper an thorization to begin the work. A bill will be introduced in Congress at the next session to remove the preliminary difficulties in the way of putting the en terprise on foot. Capt. Eads's scheme is to get ships . into , r port able basin, mounted upon '"trucks. ana oj steam power to convey the ship and basin upon rails across the isthmns- The Nicaraguan Government has formed Uus Government that It la op- ' posed to the De Lesseps plan, and in compliance . with tba request of- the Nicaraguan authorities. Civil. Engineer Menocal, of the United States Navy, has been given leave by the Secretary of the Navy to complete his survey of the Nioaragnan route. The work was be gun by Menoeal some time ago. Thb New York Graphic of a recent date says : " We have received from a . correspondent in the City pf Mexico a letter giving 'as inside view of the pres ent condition of affairs in that country. Oar correspondent has exceptionally good means for knowing what is, going on He holds a position which brings onder his eyes information at onoe the ; Bos ; extensive - . and., then 3 most accurate. He informs us 'that the condition . of ' the country, from a political point of view, is most deplora ble. He gives many reasons for the be lief that President Dim contemplates a ceup d'etat and the proclamation of him self as Dictator.' He adds that Di wao, onr correspondent insists, is a real patriot and aa honest man is being led towards the act which he contemplates by the advice of those in bis oonJdence, vw GvrreBiuiiutu ainu ueiiuvesuzu. uiti coup d'etat will be successful." j At the Kentucky State election, held. on me n, ixixe tr. BiacEDurn was elect ed Governor, together with, the entire DeMoenttte tick at State ofllBSJa. The Bepnblicans make some gains in the Legislature, which will, however, eon- tinue to be strongly Democratic. A very light vote was cast throughout the State. The call for a Constitution si Convention fails for want of a constitu tional majority in its favor. Krsra Cxtxwato"s army is broken up, his nation dispersed, Sid he himself fugitive witha price pat open his head. Znlnlaad WO! probably be divided into or four separata -principalities, each under the rule of an independent noble. Cetewayo's brother, Obam, will receive his own territory under this ar rangement. ' - - J - - ' Thb Chicago Trtbtmt gives enrfencjr to a rumor that negotiations have been pending for several weeks between the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, or per sons representing it, and the bondhold ers of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad, for a lease to the former of the pioperty of the latter. No definite con clusion has been reached yet, and it is Aid to be doubtful if- the -efforts will meet with success. It ia semi-officiaUy reported from Washington that through the Investi gations of United States Consuls .the State Department has received some in teresting and valuable information as to the condition of the workingmen . of Europe as compared with that of their brethren in the United States. : These reports show that labor in Ameri ca is paid wages double those which prevail in England, France, Belgium and Denmark; three times the rates in Germany, Italy, and Spain ; and four times what the workingmen of the Netherlands receive ; while the cost of living is less in the United States than in any part of Europe. . A Bebxibt dispatch gives the follow? ing list of appointments for the new Government of Alsace-Lorraine : Gen. von HanteoffeL, Governor-General ; Dr. Herzog, Secretary of State; Herr von Pommeresche, Under-Secretary of the Interior, Worship, and Instruction ; Herr von Puttkammer-Colmar, Under Secretary of Justice; and Dr. Msy'r, Councillor of Finance and Domains. A TXL.KORAM . receceived at Berlin from Stockholm announces ths the ArctJo explorer, Prof. NordenAjrAd," has brought his steamer, the Vega, out of the ice in Rehring Strait, where she had been confined during the winter, and has begun : his homeward Journey through the Pscifio Ocean. This an 'aounoement is. that of the first sac cess of many effort to find a northeast passage from the At lantic to the Pacific Ocean. Prof. Nordenskjold started on this most per ilous and most important expedition on the 4th of July, 1878. He started from Gothenburg in the Vega, accompanied by a eorps of scientific specialists, in ad dition to a erew of able seamen, who had had experience in navigating the Arctic seas. The details of his voyage as far as they have been received are full of interest, and show as well the daring aad the perseverance of the ex plorer. " Akothxk bank ins pension occurred at Montreal on the 8th, that of the Ville Marie Bank. Its liabilities are put at 700,000. This suspension, fallowing so close upon that of the Exchange Rank, created a panic among, depositors, and it became evident that a general run on all the banks would follow, un der which all but the very strongest must succumb. TiMXiasEa voted, on the 7th, upon a proposition to compromise the State debt at 60 cents on the dollar, with 4 per cent, interest. A very small vote was polled, but the proposition was de cidedly rejected. PERSONAL ASD POLITICAL. - . . . '. v ', . '.: t.iv 1 -The Congressional Labor Committee closed ' their Iftvasciftatfona la Chicago, on tha 2d and have now gone to San Francises. Goldsmith,, Comptroller-General of the State of Georgia, has been Impeached for alleged malfeasance in office.. His friends olalim that tt ha aase of )eritior. . . - Chablcs JfaciiTiK, the. actor, died a Ua farm at Biohland Center, Pa., on the 4th, sffed 64 - -'- ; .-i: , Rav. W. H. H. McbrAt, the sporting parson, is a bankrupted his creditors hare aeised his yacht, all of his trotting horses and such other property's they could get oldoft Jttl . JP . J. The oldest ex-member of. Congress now living is the Hon. Peleg Sprague, who . reoreMnSed the' KeDnebee Distrlctr Maine, fit, rears ago 1826 tar 18. t i He j wm also a Senator from Main from 182910 IgoG.andM the oldest ex-member of tba Senate ,now living. Judge Sprague laSAOW reatdisg In Boa ton, at tbe greatly advanced ageaf 87 years. ,,,T- , , n, t ., . Tbbii of Brighatn Young's execu tors," Cannon; - Carrington, and Brigham Young, Jr., were consigned to tha Salt Lake .feqitaajttaxy tot aoatempt of courtJn re fus ing to obey the order to turn over roe prop. erty ia their possession,. t, n v Imvamta Maui oil Pilar, second sister of the King of Spain,' Judos Kobkkt FCBBKLI. is the Dem ocratic candidate for Congress in the First CWifornia District. )) 1 - Keith Johmsoh, leader of an English exploration party in Africa, Is dead. Thom son, his saalsuasiwlll. spntinue the investr-' gations on Lake Syassa. : Cbtptaih Cbaexss. a- Chcbch , of Memphis, a well known river man, died of paralysis, on the 4th, at Blount springs, Alai'J;ii.Sl .-1 i UlAl. i f , - f A Caddo -IL. T.) special of he th says: Kx-HaasoTr Bnsbyhead has been. Meeted Chief of the CaerokHB fffatkm by a majoritj of 100.. pearly o4he National LODeral party was also elected ny maiorau rangtng from' lOO-tv SB0. ; rw s w t Jt t l T i . Ir - f, ,w f ,,.. r ' "J VSsyf atJIVwaT Ultr UfVUIaUIwSBJU .SSI UUOUI T. Hamilton tor Governor. Dr:' NAwm Ait HsxLthe celebrated AigAsJUsnaTatihlr oy insUen, has Just obtalnad a. diroroe-fronv hit wife, on the ground of the latter's Infidelity. Klchard son, a table-keeper, Was the co-respondent inthacsse. ..'.;;:-;i.v."'.-: i The New Orleans Democrat says that the reportawt-tha vale of Abe bequest "by Mrs. Dorsey to TefTersbn Davis have been absurdly extravagant,' and that' ft will not exceed laaJXa). . x arua K V All di Mooktkx. a well known Jesuit priest of . Chieagb'f oriharly of St. Louis, has sane over to the Episcopalians. ' Tax Emperors of Germany and Aus tru met eastern ea the ttsv Tbertownwas Illuminated In honor ef the sveavt. -. : , . : 1 Father Vab: d Moobtex of Chica gb,the Jesuit priest wholrecently renounced1 Catholicism, has published a card retract ing what he ha said against the Church'of Rome and announcing his return to the 1 WsMaee- Con ngreesional torn- l-mittee. charged with the Investigation of the conduct of Federal officers at elections, resumed its sessions at Providence, -R. I., onthe7thi - ' j , ;,"r5sTHTjBMArr has been on a visit to.old friends, In itarUord, Conn snd during his stay was given a dinner tiy a number ef - leading ettizene a tha Hartford Club." It was purely a social affair, gentle men' of various political opinion partici pating. ' " " " . ,Hoh, .J, H. .Qbimbtsli. is the. Demo cratic aha XJreenback homtnea for mem ber of tbeLsglslsture in Poweshiek County, Iowa. ' .' ' , '' . The Pennsylvania Prohibitionists are to hold' a Stats Convention at-Altoona .on Sep.. XjATSU JfETVS ITEMS. A whole family, consisting of E. P. Leaner, wife ana two ohHdren, were etrnck by llghtaiag at Bochester, Minn., on the night of the Sd. The wife and children are dead, aad Leeuere will probably die. : Henry Hoosten was instantly killed and Joaeph Graham seriously Injured by the explosion of a threshing-machine engine on Graham's farm, nine miles northeast ' of Greens burg, lad., en the 4th. i John Thomas, Mary Hansen and Prank De Lucca were drowned In the Mis sissippi above La Crosse, Wis., on the night of the 3d, while returning from a picnic r fwrn yonireaaiicoorfir7anjea by two rsdles, BosexMartin andtCein'Morln, all French, of Lewlston. Me., were returning from a' wedding on' the night 'of the 4th, when their carriage was struck by a train at the Lisbon 'crossing and sll three were in stantly killed 1 A. family; named Moaette, eotuisling., 01-. nmo pel sou., nron near, vuel,oc.i werepoisoned from eating bread which had been standing ta the so ate (laee with Paris green. Three are dead. i : '.? vl ''.Hl .The town of Volcano, in the oil dis- rft of West Thrglala, waa totally destroy ed bs ars-aa the moraingutf Spa. Ath. The Basra spspsd rapldte Aaa jaaSjehing some oil tsaas.'lhey eanght -fire and bunted, the burning of) running through the streets set ting firo to every thing as tt passed, trans forming the street lnta a tako bt Are. Tn eandhuena Is ehargedV-'- 1 Five persons were killed and. 11 seri ously and 40 slightly Injured by a railway aeetdeat. between- Haacy 1 and. Veselise, stisi, oa the 4th.-. - T; .. ,-- An attempt was made on the' 4th, in the New Orleans Custom -house, to assas sinate Collector Badger. . A one-legged ex Federal soldier-, named Win.' A. Brown, placed a pistol in close proximity to Badger's head and fired. The ball missed Its aim, notwithstanding Badger was so elose as to be scorched by the burning powder. Brown gives as a reason for the shooting that Badger bad failed to give him a position In Mm Custom-house, as promised. Hs says, however, that ha only meant to soars him. Hews seat to lail. .. - -..-,-.. Kentucky's wheat crop fa Immense, but her corn crop is considerably below the average. Tobacco has been unfavorably af fected by drouth and will fall 35 per cent. short of aa average crop. Peaches are a to tal failure and apple scarce, but th pear rop-1 splendid. t ; '.. - Four unknown men, supposed to be long to a gang of desperadoes' In th Indian Territory, rods Into Coffeyvflle, Kan., on the Id, robbed the PoM-oroo and committed other depredation. The 'citizens real ted, one of whom, named Fitzpatrlck, was kill ed ; another, named Roberts, was wounded. Th robbers then left, and shortly after a detachment of United Stale, troops started In pursuit, but at hut accounts bad made no arrests. At Chicago, on the 6th, Solomon Sena, partner In the firm of Scbllls, Cross man A Senn, Iron founders, 87 Polk Street, hot th foreman of the linn, Conrad Engel- iShrough the head, and then, after In effectually snapping the revolver at his ownt head, cut , his throat from ear to ear with a knife. The two men had some words regarding a piece of work hand, which resulted in the foreman giving Senn the lie. ' In a moment of passion Sen resented the Insult by a deed of blood, the enormity of which seems to have flashed upon him a moment later and caused him to take his own life. Both men leave faml lies, Senn a wife and five children and En' gelman a wife and one child - The steamship Louis Davis, from Antwerp for Naples, was wrecked during fog off Usbsnt, France. ' Twenty-one per sons were drowned. , ,One hundred and thirty 'Sheffield cut lers with their families arrived at New York oa the etht-MHl -ADO German- and English cutlers are expected later. The Sheffield Lraea say there are 90 M0 men at bona to do rM workef,000. - -'- Chatenoia, near Strasburg, has been hall Sa)iSjjTedby Oitv JTw thousand peas ants are homeless. ; The Secretary of ithB Treasury has decided to remit all fines and penalties in enrred by the -Memphis and St. Lours Pack' et Co., by carrying excess of passengers during the exodus of colored people. Charles' Ballett, livery-stable-keeper at Middletown.O., on theoth, shot and killed bis wife and immediately afterwards placed the revolver to bis own head and fired, dying Instantly. Ballett was a drunkard, and his wife had petitioned for a divorce, which an gered him, and cause d-the tragedy. The ' Exchange Bank of Montreal closed Its doors on the 7th. It is believed that-after paying all liabilities, stockholders will receive abont.50 per cent, on their In' vestment. .7. . . - - A National Bankers' Convention was held at Saratoga, N. Y., commencing on the nth. .There Was a large attendance. . " Jacques Handline was hanged at San Antonio, Texas, on the 8th, for the murder of Peter Maddox, ia February, 1878. Hand line was a native of Illinois, where his fa ther ia said to be now living. He protested his innocence of the crime up to-the last moment. ' ' -".The steamer Iron Valley exploded her boilers at New Cumberland, . W, Va., about 3d miles above Wheeling, on the Ohio River, on the evening of the 9th, and sank in deep water inside of five minutes. - The asmes of the killed or lost are Thomas Prince, Clerk, son of the Captain r, Wise, Pilot, and a Mr. Prosser. ,' : -,, ' -:'- " ' , Disastrous conflagrations have occur- cttv 20DQO Dersons are rendered homeless. ' There arsTrio funds a present in the nemucity siate Areasury, ana me .Auarcor gives notice that he shall refuse to audit all claimaunUl the Treasury is replenisttad. : j ., , the: .yellow pevek. Fifteen, new cases and . two deaths from yellow fever was the official record at LM emphls on the 4th. One of the dead was r at her Edward xoyle, an esteemed Catholic priest, who had been actively engaged in es tablishing his parishioners at Camp Father LMathew, .t:u.'i ..'. Chicago and St. Louis each develop ed A' yellow fever ease en tha 4th, both of Memphis refugees. In Chicago a man named Frank .Victory died at 224 Jefferson Street. In St. Louis Mrs. Charles Philmott, who left Memphis oa J-oly 31, and was stopping at the corner of Fourth and Elm Streets, was removed to Quarantine-1 while in the last stages of the disease. Previous to leaving Memphis she had had a slight attack, from which It was supposed she had fully-recov- ered.--s!i -t-i t - ---- V. . t New Orleans reported two new ca-ies of fever on the 4th, both alight attacks, and both convalescent. HavAnshad 137 deaths from yellow fever for the week ending Aug. 2 an in crease of SO over the previous Week. There were 18 new -oases of yellow fever at Memphis, on the fitb, with five deaths. Governor Miller of Arkansas, on the 5th, ordered the. organization of a State Board of Health for the purpose of perfect ing a thorough system of State quarantine. There were 17 new cases and three deaths from yellow fever at Memphis on the 6th. The disease J, spreading gradually over all parts of the city- Among the latest deaths Is Rev. Father John Fahey, ' aged 34, assistant at St. Patrick's Church, who waa stricken while at his post of duty. . .. . There were 29 new cases and . five deaths from fever at Memphis on the 7th. - ' Unfavorable weather caused a decidefl increase In tba yellow fever mortality at Memphis on the 8lh, tha number of deaths .being fight, wi.l. 22.jiew . cases, .reported. The authorities issued an. order prohibiting the entrance Into the city of any person who ha not had the yellow fever. This action waa deemed necessary from the fact tliat. a number of absent residents had recently re turned to their homes. - 1' The Memphis Board of Health, on the 9th, issued, an .official, announcement de claring yellow fever epidemic In the city. The number of new cases reported on the 9th was 21, with five desthsj f On the 10th there were 36 new eases, with five deaths. The following shows the progress tlMdieeaee from ft commencement un to tneWh.' TfbmbeYof dexrh for th week ending July IS, 8; July 19, 6; July 28, 34; August 2, 25 ; August , 28. Total. 97. The .Howard Association have 139 nurses on duty. ana lie sick under tnelr charge. - Frederick P. King" a clerk "in Pratt's Oil Works, died ef well defined yellow fever at his home In Brooklyn, N. Y., on the 9th. It Is believed he contracted the disease from visiting a vessel loading with oil, which came from Havana with yellow fever on board some time previous. - One fatal case of yellow fever was re ported from Mayersville, Miss., on the 9th. , A member of a railway surveying party in Washington Territory visited rriA 4txmrna Tnrlmw aTM.:A 1 wrlteTf himT ..mU Z Tonk in" dian Chief I have ever seen (and I have - I seen dozens of tbetn) that is not a fraud. He has brains. . He is a gentleman in his manners. He has a larxe property in cattle and horses ; and when he trav els he has two servants with him to sad dle his horse, to cook for him and to spread his blankets. He enjoys the un bounded confidence and respect of the most civilized and courageous Indians on the continent. Born a warrior and chief, he had Intelligence enongh not to risk a useless war with whites if he oonld avert it. He dreaded war on account of its waste and the certain destruction rtf what he loved which it involved. He told me he would never again fight the whites unless the Indittn agents tried to force him into a reservation. 'Then. with a quick blazing of bis eyes, then I will Tight. I had rather die than go. My people had rather die than go.1 " ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS SvnoDflls of His Recent Soeeeti at Atlan ta, lit. The Political Issues now lief or. th. ConDtry. Atlanta, ti.., July 28. There was a great ovatiou to Alexander .Stephens here to-dtty; By request, he addressed the Lerlsiatiire at noon on tne irreftt isnites 01 me aay. rroim bly there never wad such a crowd iu the Capt- tol iH'fore. -. No reoreaentative cpovorumflnt. he said, was safe when the people did not underHtand lta prin cipJefl. Jetfm-son expressed the whole truth In three words when be said that the afetvof (he Republic was in the inteiliirence, virtue, and patriotism of the people. lie spoke of the extra session and its work. He was in favor of maklnir the annmnriatfona At first only a few Itemocrats made threats HUout wimnotuwK nn'in. due ine nRiit to ap nronrlate monev carried the ritrht to desit? nate for what purposes it should or should not be need. The House had a clear riht to decluretbat not one cent should iro to sustain troops at the polls. The President vetoed this provision, but, persistently lit boring, the Honne at last secured his signature to a law wuHianuaiiv uie same. We made an annronriatlon for the Mar- sbalSy" said the speaker, "riving them the means 10 carry on tneir omces as tne law at rects,, unt deoiArintf that neither they nor their Deputies s iron Id use one cent of it .elections. Tbe President vetoed that, and on this issue we stand before the countrv to iifiy.' I will take this issue and ko before the people in any part of this country to justify ourselves. There are two trreat questions ueiore tins peopie, nameiy, n nance ana tax ation. As to taxation. 1 must sav we are noorerthan we have been for 50 vears. and there are good reasons for it. The present aenretsion a aces dhck to tne crasn 01 tsTS. What caused that crash? The demonetiza tion of silver, tie rm any did it first, then the euann states ana tnen otner countries 01 fcu rope. We fell into the error, too; nobody seems to know how. At the same time the money of the world amounted to $8,000. 000.000: of this. M..).00 were sil ver. Gold and - stiver had borne definite relation to each other ever since civilization besan. but here, at one blow, their relation was eh an -red and over one -nan tne worm s wcaun put umiertne DiiKtic a careiui calculator toia me tne otn er dav that 8 brink aire of values in this conn try, after that fatal act, was more than the wnote expense oi -our war. x nat iamitv worse than war. There is no remedy for us now, c-xeept in re-establisMnfr the value of mi ver. ana its rree coinaire. wnwantswo. 000,000 in circulation, at least. We have now rvnlv 1 1 rar sn.r1 1 n Innlnflinsr uTl tho hnnrrlMi gold and silver. We want at least I& per capita, or asmucn as we naa oeioie tne crasn of 1873. People fear toe silver flood. I would let It come from all the mines of all tne world until we have a thousand millions in circula tion. We did much at the extra session to re lieve the pressuret The Warner Silver bill Was passed. - It was almost exactly the bill which 1 otfered the session before, and could not vet through. As soon as this bill nassed. urv to sell no more silver. This trreat (men no rruimuui uuvnrnnnini vruvrmt im ithiuj- tion will afdtate the public mind during the next two years as no question ever uia since the crusade. I see that Mr. Secretary Sherman, in his recent speech at Portland tried to raise a new issue. He says there is another seces sion brewinif. St ranee that he should have aaid this witn Ohio before his eyes Ohio, wnere the srallant Kwinir. our standard-bear er, and his oompeer, Riee, did all they could to crush the other secession. There is ne such issue as Mr. Sherman says. Mr. Sher man speaks- of revival of prosperity, but I have beard of no such thing from tne masses. They aro'frroaninfr under financial distress and cruel taxation worse than war. On the subiect of taxation he said that the burdens were borne bv the noor the labor- xuk classes. Many a poor man who lives from band to month natu more tax than manv & bondholder who is worth half a million. They even tax the farmer's corn; he can not make ft Into medicine for his family without taxj he can not sit down at night to smoke bis nine without tax. Virginia has naid enough tax on tobacco since the war to pay her debt off over $44,oco,0io. The farmer can not make a little whisky for bis own use without an oppressive tax." Mr. Stenhens then arirnnrt that the imlv hope of safety was in pertect remoneti-atlon of silver and increased currency. " I am not in tavor oi carryinir money around in carts. I want a naner curraiurv. hasted, dollar for uwiisu-, on Kciu anu silver, ana it win oe Kooa ie flaaT waves. The neonle iu on- pressed, and the cause that I labor for -the cause that I am willing to die in is the caase of the people. But there is hope that within the next two years we shall find relief, if we are true to ourselves. We have the best tjov eminent ever devised. Brougham said it was the greatest that ever existed, and it has been the wonder and admiration of mankind. CO 11 ill TO von. Chooun Ma vnnr f unrlnr-il - bearer the man who will always stand firm on the principles of the Jeftersonian Democracy. There Is no sectionalism now. we love tne government, ann under it we shall vet nrosner more than p.vnr in the nmiL That glorious flag of our fathers shall wave uvi, over sepiiniea Btaies, out over a grana confederated Republic. As President Hayes said, In yourlty, Let it wave over eitiz-ens, not over subjects. With a true republican ism a true democratic rennblicanlsm we oan maintain this as the most glorious Gov ernment ever known to man." iwo thousand neonlA hearts' the aneeeh. Mr. Stevens was frequently cheered. After the speech crowds of ladies pressed around to speak to him. . Science In the Sanctuary. Sermons by telephone are among the newest extras added to the accommoda tion of current religion. The method is to place the transmitter or micro phone inside the pulpit, or else plumply on the desk, whence a wire takes the discourse and, for that matter, the prayers, hymns, and all other services to the bouse of the invalid or indis posed person, who can not attend, but desires the words of his (or, more like ly, her) favorite preacher. Un one oc casion, by way of experiment, a service was telephoned from the Square Con gregational Church, Halifax, England, to Manchester, a distance, by wire, of 36 miles. For an ' ordinary parish, therefore, the telephone is an entirely practicable institution. To be sure, it may somewhat distract the devotion of congregation, and the abandon of a preacher, to see a scientific instrument before him, for bottling and retailing sounds ; still, we become accustomed to the ear trumpet which is sometimes brought to bear just out of range of the preacher's gestures.. But though the new sensation of mingling the service of the sanctuary with an experiment in J science may for a time give popularity to the pulpit telephone, and cause even some who might go to church to gather instead at the other end of the wire, this latter result will hardly last after curi osity is ' once appeased. "There are pleasures of sight as well as sound to the occupants of pews, and advantages pf actual presence that can not be da plicated by telephone. N. T. Sun. The scarcity of young men at the Bummer resorts, says the truthful Bos ton Post, makes what few are there very independent. To bring them to a re- their unimportance, the L 1 1 I M (MTOHMIfinM.ll V VfT 1 1 Tl M IWITTtnir RY- girls occasionally get up a berrying ex pedition which no gentlemen are under any consideration allowed to attend. They start off in high spirits, but on ar riving at the berry-field discover that it is used as a place to pasture that fierce beast of prey, the cow. This prevents their entering the field, and after a con sultation they decide to retrace their steps, but find their path barred by an other ferocious enemy of their race in the shape of a stray horse. And they have to get up on the fence and climb past him and then get down and run for their lives, and their dresses get torn and they have an awful time, and whon they filially arrive home, they unan imously decide thnt those fellows were just as " horrid as they conld be to let thorn roam about so unprotected. In Kichmond, Va., a white man on trial was defended by a negro lawyer. FASTIXG FORTY DAYS. A Voting Woman In BMading, Pa., Giving Her Friend. Considerable Trouble. A Reading (Pa.) special to the Phila delphia Times says the strange fasting of Miss Sarah Root, aged 28, of that city, is attracting unusual attention among the medical fraternity. She is a lady of excellent character. Herself and sisters are respectable dressmakers. A few years ago she dressed in exceed ing good taste, and always made a very fashionable appearance. Suddenly she became very devout and pious. Her attendance at church was almost con stant. She became deeply interested in Sunday-school affairs, and. up to last 4th of July was iu good health. She then discontinued eating, and commenc ed a long period of fasting. From July 4 to 11 she ate but a few berries. Tllen she stopped eating altogether. On the 14th of July Dr. Smucker wiis called on Miss Root turned her back, and said she was not in Reed of his professional serv ices. She persistently refused to take nourishment and, throughout all the hotspell she drank no water at all. Final ly she was threatened that food would be administered to her by force. She was growing pale, thin, and emaciated Her former rosy cheeks had faded, the sparkle bad left her eyes, and she be came moody, thoughtful and silent. She became frightened at the Doctor's threats, and, taking an ordinary crack er, she held it under the hydrant and thoroughly washed it. On the 18th of July she ate that cracker, but took no other nourishment. .. Dr. Schmucker undertook to convince her that it was her religious duty to eat, and not kill herself ; that, instead of it being her re ligious duty to fast, she was slowly com mitting the great crime of suicide. She paid no attention to this. Basin after basin of water was used in bathing her hands.. She would continue this wash ing lor a half-hour. She has been known to have spent five hours on her knees reading the Bible and praying, She "had a dream' to fast forty days and forty nights, the same as Christ did in the wilderness. All efforts of mother and sister failed to induce her to eat and drink. Finally Dr. Schmucker says he stopped calling on her because he could do nothing for her. Dr. Mastin Luther was next called in. Miss Root was very weak, but still able to be about She persistently refused to eat or drink, and her people thought she was dying. It was finally decided to resort to force in the matter, and a spoon was inserted in her mouth between her teeth. Noth- nz could be done, bcCaUS She Would 6 " not swallow. When her nostrils were h Id shnt she breathed through the in .tentio8-4)f her 'teeth, but would not swallow, finally Dr. Luther inserted a silver tube through her nostrils and in jected gruel and milk into the gullet, and thence to the stomach. Only a small quantity was injected. The mem branous lining of the stomach was greatly inflamed and too much food ad ministered would have killed her in stantly. The young woman is now be ing kept alive by forcing food through her nostrils into her stomach. She is laboring nnder a religions hallucination, and fears are entertained that she cari not long live. . She is quite intelligent, and she has no fears, saying that she " guesses it will end all right.1' To-day she made no resistance to the tube being inserted in her nose, but she positively refused to take any food or water. , Anecdote of Said Pasha. Many curious stories' are told of Said, the predecessor of Ismael Pasha, who has just been kicked out of the Khedive's chair at Cairo.. . The ruin of Egypt con summated by Ismael dates from the reign of Said. One could fill a volume with the accounts of the eccentricities of this monarch. One day, not know ing how to reward a little service which one of his subjects had rendered him, he accorded to him on his own sugges tion the monopoly of furnishing butter to the entire Egyptian army for one year. On quitting the palace, the newly made purveyor sold his privilege for 1,600,000 francs. On another occasion be desired a garden which one of his officials possessed near the gates of Cairo. " How much did you pay for it?" asked he. A million, yonr High ness," was the prompt reply, an exag geration by two-thirds of the real cost. Very well, I will buy it of you." And the garden was paid for. This official had a son, a charming boy of 7 years. " Bring me your son," said the Khedive to him one day. The boy was brought. "Will you kiss me, little one P" asked the ruler graciously. " No!" said the child, No, for I detest you." " You detest me! and why P" "Because you have taken my mamma's garden, and now she does nothing but weep." Said smiled, stroked his chin a favorite ges ture of his ; then suddenly replied : "If I return it, yonr garden, then will you kiss me P" " Oh ! yes, your Highness ! " " Very well, it is yours; embrace me!" By this means the functionary got his property back agaia, and realized a profit of 1,600,000 francs. Paris Letter. i a Meat Hash. Chop fine any kind of cold meat (before chopping dredge with salt and pepper. This is always the best manner of seasoning hash, as by this means all parts will be seasoned alike). If you have cold potatoes.chop fine and mix with the meat; if they are hot, mash. Allow 1 meat to potato. Put this mixture in the frying-pan, with a little water to moisten it, and stir in a spoon of butter, or, if you have nice beef drippings, use that instead of but ter. Heat - slowly, stirring often, and, when warmed through, cover and let stand on a moderately hot part of the stove or range 20 minutes. When ready to dish, fold as you would an omelet, and dish. Save all the tiimmings and pieces that are left of all kinds of meat, and have a hash once or twice a week. It does not hurt hash to have different kinds of meat in it. Avoid having a hash greasy. WITH A COAST PttiOT. Perils ot th. Mew Jersey Coast How a YaakM Captain Saved a British Sti .r and the Thanks H. Didn't Cet. I Prom the Mew Tork Graphic. J " Walk up into the pilot-house," said the Captain. So the party, men and women, walk ed up and into the pilot-house. It was 10 o'clock at night and we were steam ing up the coast. On the left a long. low dim line of lights indicated the lo cality of Atlantic City. The breeze was light and at times low banks of mist b wept athwart our course. Everything aDouc tne pilot-house was silent, prac tical and respectful. The man at the wheel had no eyes, no ears, no hands for aught save his course and the wheel spokes. The lookout on the forward deck below was entirely absorbed in what he conld see and what he couldn't see ahead, the engine was busy sending the boat ahead and the boat was busy being sent ahead on the bosom of the dark, deep Atlantic. . DeepP No, not so deep just here as one might imagine. "Try the lead, Mr. Glover," said the Captain. "Seven and a half!" sung out the landsman. " Seven and a half," quoth the Cap tain. " Nothe-east now." "Nothe-east, sir," said the helms man. "All right below, sah," said a darky from the deck, looking up at the Cap tain. " Sam, Sam. come back," said the Captain to the retreating darky. " Is that big, fat man asleep still on the mat tress in the cabin, aftP" "Yes, sah." " Sam, yoii're a liar. You haven't been aft, and there's no big fat man on board." " Isn't it grand, impressive, somber. etc." sail the lively passenger to every Doay. Eevery body said it was. Lively then quoted much poetry. " Captain," said he, " have you read uyron's description of a ship?" " Xes," said the Captain, still look ing forward. " Give her the lead, Mr. mover." " She walks the water like a thine of me," Degan Lively. " Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't," said the Captain leaning out oi the forward pilot house window. lhen a pause. A voice from below cried, "Ten And a half, sir." "Ten and a half," quoth the Captain. "Keep her nothe, nothe-east," said he to the helmsman. Nothe.nothe-east," quoth the helms man. " What is it he says about knowing sometningr" whispered one of the lady piioi-nouse visitors. "He said, 'Keep her nothe, nothe- east," replied her companion, who did not know much about it himself. "Dear me, how mysterious and de lightful it is up here," again whispered the lady. ' " And how respectful every body is to the Captain. Only I don't see what they want to say things over so many times for.' We were passing over the shoal something or other eff or may be a lit tle to the south or it might be the north of Barnegat Light. It's hard enough to remember geography on land, let alone names, localities and boundaries under water. Presently over the water came the dull, booming sound at short intervals of moo! moo! moo! " What's that?" said Mr. Lively. Before any one answered there came a shock which caused the boat to trem ble from stem to stern. " Bless me, what's that?" said Mr. Lively again. The Captain answered, " The noise is that of the automatic fog horn on the buoy about a mile and a half to the windward, and the other is only a wave striking the boat under the 'sponsors' or false guards." " What Jo you think of the wreckers who carried away that fog horn not long ago?" he asked. " Carried it awayP" all of us remark ed, in simple ignorance. "For what?" " So that there should be no warning and vessels get on this shoal for them to make money out of. This is one of the most dangerous shoals off the coast." " Good gracious!" . A mist now settled over the surface of the water. Reaching a cord overhead, the Captain pulled it, and in response came the deep, hoarse notes of the boat's whistle, warning whatever craft might be ahead. We'll take a plumb sound here, Mr. Glover," said the Captain. " Aye, aye, sir." Then a pull on a small handle, the deep note of a gong below in the engine room, the slackening revolution of the wheels, and every thing became almost quiet and the boat moved along very slowly. " Eleven and a half, sir!" "Eleven and a half!" Two pulls and the wheels revolve at their old pace. Well," said Mr. Lively, "I never before had an idea of the care and cau tion necessary to navigate a steamer at night." Then somebody spoke of the Euro pean steamers and some one alluded to the seamanship of the English steamer captains. " And, Captain, what do you think of English steamer captains?" said Mr. Lively. He replied, " Well, I've saved two of them from running on this coast in a fog and they never said thankee for it (That'll do with the lead, Mr. Glover.) Not long ago, as I was coming up I saw large steamer bended straight for Squan Beach. It was very thick. So I whistled, fired a gun, sent up a rocket and raised a big hullabaloo. The steam er slowed. I came within hailing distance." "What do want?" said her Captain, very short, crusty, important and Brit ish. " I want nothing," Was my reply, for I felt I could play dignity as well as he. " What do you mean then by stop ping us?" said the Englishman short er, crustier and more British than ever. "Do you know where you areP" I asked. " Certainly I do.,f " Where are yoa then?" " I'm off the lightship." " So you are not. And if yoa keep on your present course fifteen minutes longer you'll find the broadside of Amer ica at Squin Beach." " He followed us up towards the light ship, where we soon lost sight of him. So much for that affair. Afterwards another boat of the same line outward bound, and in gross violation of marl time regulations, came so near running into me that hef foreyard just clear swung of our after flagstaff. That was the same day she had managed to run into two other vessels and drown some people. So I wrote an account of these several occurrences to the agent of the company. That gentleman was sorely offended because the information did not come through official sources ; that is, through the office of our company. It was presuming in the Captain of an American coasting steamer to give in formation which might in future be the means of saving many lives and millions worth of property. However, ! shall not trouble them again. When next I see an English steamer making for Squan Beach with a Captain on her quar ter deck so full of pomposity and con ceit that he deems it beneath him to thank me for saving the vessel of a com pany which can only receive informa tion of the most vital importance to them unless it tomes ' officially I shall let them all severely alone. ' Keep her Nothe-east. " " Nothe-east, sir." The Talking Man. Don't you like to meet a talking man when you travel P The man who talks incessantly and never says any thing. have met him on railway trains, on al most every road between Kansas and Maine. I have sat beside him and heard him fill mile after weary mile with the dreariest chatter about nothing, until 1 was ready to pray for a broken, rail, a burned bridge, an open switch, a wild train, any thing in the shape of instant death, to save me from lingering tor ture. You may wonder that sleep never kindly comes to the relief of the victim of the talking man. He won't let it. When he sees you begin to look sleepy, he clutches your arm, he shakes you by the shoulder, he says : " See P See P" at regular intervals, and from time to time asks you "what do you think of that?' to insure your wakefulness. I have often wondered why this talking ma chine could not just as well talk to the stove or a panel in the car, because, as no intelligence is required to conduct his conversation, none should be neces sary in listening to it. Bus- he won't talk that way. He appears to find his incentive to talk, in your suffering. His eloquence is born of your agony. You have heard him as I have. Ton have wished him dead, you have wondered why a merciful Providence ever turned him loose on mankind. I expect Provi dence itself sometimes wonders the same thing, when it hears the man, when he has a full head of steam on and some body to talk to. This man was on the boat when we came here. He got on at Portland, stopped talking long enongh to eat his supper, and then crowded a man down into one corner of the cabin and began talking. I heard him at intervals for I will not deceive you, I was not exact ly well that night as long as he could keep a passenger awake, and then I heard him talking to a watchman until sleep ended my misery. In the morn ing I heard his voice back aft and found him talking with two ladies. He was telling them about a trip he once made to Europe, and he began at the time when he got a letter from his uncle ask ing him to go, and he never omitted a detail of his preparations. He told about the letter ; what he was thinking of when he got it, how he happened to go into the Post-office, what he said to the clerk and what the clerk said to him, who the clerk was, and who his sister married ; her husband's first name and the kind of a hat he used to wear; the street they lived on, the number of the house, and the name of the man who used to live next door, where he moved to and why he moved, and who lives in his old house now; the kind of people they are and why he, the nar rator, did not and does not like them ; all this to entire strangers, who never saw him and never heard of the charac ters of his narrative before, and would never hear of them again, if, please heaven, they ever got through with them this time, and so on, from one flat, tiresome, stupid passage to another, this man's talk dribbled along all the way from Portland to St. John, with the uninteresting, commonplace flow of a cellar drain. You have heard him, I know. I do not dislike talkative peo ple. Indeed, when they have any thing to say, I rather like their chatter. But a man who talks merely for the sake of talking, is of all bores the worst and most trying. Conversation is pleasant only when it is easy. When it has to be pumped along by forceful efforts, or when it is conducted by a man who simply pulls a plug out of himself and lets the talk flow out of him, I prefer the comfort of silence. Burdetle's Let ter to Burlington Baxokeye. " Mamma," asked a little girl, "why is it they sing in church We'll dine no more,' and then go right home and dineP" There is a rosebush in Los Angeles, Cal., which has borne over 3,000 roses during the present season. WIT AND WISDOM. Many a lightning-rod-agent has been known to strike twice in the same place. It is the eat more than the heat that overcomes people these days, thinks the Boston Transcript. To dyspeptic : We believe all the recognized medical authorities agree that you can not impart tone to the stomach by swallowing a jewsharp. Albany Evening Journal. Ot tub tiny little ante, How they clamber up yonr pants At the picnic 'neatb the willows In the glen f How they seem to take delight In Tho obnoxious sport of bltln' Indefensible and modest gentlemen ! Accobdibo to 'the New York Post, George Alfred Town send tells of a min eral spring in that State that is so strong ly Impregnated with iron that farmers horses who drink of its waters never re quire to be shod. That don't churn as they used to, with a dasher whose every working turns one's spine completely around. They oscillate. The oscillator works like a pendulum, and when there is no cream in the churn the baby can ride there at its pleasure. Danbury News. A touko man seems to be nearer ful filling the law and the prophets when he walks along the street helping his wife trundle their baby-wagon than when he strolls out in bachelor freedom grinning at the girls and carrying a dog headed cane onder his arm. Steuben ville Herald. ' A good deal of satisfaction is ex pressed here over the fate of Dr. Spen- -cer, a dentist, recently shot dead for kissing a woman in Mississippi while she was nnder the influence of ether. Women want to know it when they are kissed, and the fool who does not ap preciate the fact ought to die. Still- water Minn.') Lumberman. Boston 3Vaierp art note: "Upon the fence of the Lindley Murray School is to be seen a portrait bust, indubitably an old master (of the school) done in chalk. We understand that the artist was abundantly awarded for his labors. He intended adding his portrait, but found it inconvenient to sit." Tub freaks of absent-minded men are often ludicrous, but a Holyokex (Mass.) man is entitled to the premium, says the Willimantio (Conn.) Journal. He came down to this vicinity the other day to visit his wife's grave, but when near the spot happened to meet an old friend, became engaged in conversation, and at its close went away without looking at the grave. A day or two afterward he remembered the object of his mission and came back and succeeded in carry ing out his intentions. Skveral thousand people besides tne Cincinnati Commercial, would like an answer, return mail, to this brace of rhymed questions : - Dost know some pastoral vale. Some fragrant, flowery'dale. Some quiet, lovely spot. Some sweet, seelnded ot. O'er which the vines do creep, Where they'll board a fellow cheap? Can any one describe to me Some oool, green Island In the sea, - Where I can revel on the deep, And eat and drink, and smoke and sleep. And while the summer month away. And have no hotel bill to pay? Window Tines. A New York Tribune correspondent sends that paper the following articles, which will be grateful to many of our readers: The ivy is well enough, but usurps too much attention as a window vine. Let me suggest a few more easily but not ordinarily grown. One of the most novel and beautiful for a cool conserv atory is the Philodendron. This is a rampant grower, with a grand tropical aspect, and does well wherever the ivy, the wax plant or smilax will grow. Set it on a high shelf and train it as a curl ing vine. It will not support itself, its nature being to grow as its name indi cates, that is, as a tree-lover, inserting its roots into the crevices of the bark. 1 have one with about 70 feet of growth which has grown in a 14-inch pot with out shifting for six years. I have never seen this vine in fruit, except in Mr. Shaw's greenhouse in St. Louis ; so that I can not be sure that an ordinary con servatory or window will bring it to that degree of perfection ; but the leaf is enough, being large, glossy and semi parted. The Clerodendron Balfouni is also easily grown, and is a marvel of beauty. It must rest during oool weather when grown in moderate temperature. At that time do not water it at all, or but very slightly. Its verbena-like blos soms bursting out of a ball of snow give the most remarkable contrast of color easily found. The clerodendron has the advantage of blooming well in winter. Feed it liberally. ,- The Passion-flower ought to rank very high with every one. It is lovely in bloom and unique in foliage. Cerulea Decaisneana and trif asciata are very line for indoors. Be careful not to over water them and they will cause very lit tie trouble. Tropeolums rank as excellent for windows if grown near the glass. They invariably prefer coarse and poor soil, and must be trusted to cover only a moderate space. Thy are very con venient for easy handling. The fre quence of the blossoms is always refresh ing. ' Another vine of modest size and ex quisite ' foliage is the Cissus Discolor. In very cool windows and conservato ries neither this nor the clerodendron will be of much winter use. Set them away till warm weather, keeping nearly dry. They will thon shoot out wit h great rapidity. In warm rooms they will grow all winter. The Cobea Seandens, with its fine boll shaped flowers, is a noble vine where there is room for its rampant will t spread itself. It is luxurious and no at all troublesome. Give it heat and a plenty of water and it will take good care of itself, festooning not only the windows, but the whole room.