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R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Termstl.60 per year in advauoe NEWS SUMMARY CRIMES AND CRIMINALS A Sioux Indian was hung at Hallets ville. September 12th, for the murder of a ne gro. At Columbus, O., Sept. 14, during an altercation, Andrew Fleming was fatally shot by Jonub Kerr. Manuse, the alleged train robber, on trial at Rawlins. Wis., for the murder of Detec tive Widow field and Vincent a year ago, has been acquitted Presscote Pittsbury, of Lawrence Mass., cashier of a bank, convicted of embezz'ing $64,000 has been scutonced to five years in the Lawienee jail. A private telegram from Buenos Ayres announces the escape from prison of the no torkuu. inssiirsjent leader Don Lopez Joidon. He has. reached Entrc-Rios and raised the standard of revolt. The value of the currency of Buenos Ayres has depreciated in conse quence of this escape, aud the political situa tion is ijravt. At a station named Shawnee, north of Fort Scott, Kansas, on the Gulf road, Septem ber Uth. Mrs. Bonesteel fatally poisoned two ol her children, and then hung herself. She wt)5 found han&ing and resuscitated. The causo was mental depression caused by the desertion of her husband who had taken away two older children. CASUALTIES. By the fall of a scaffold at Montreal, September 11, two workmen were killed. A $100,000 fire occurred, September 11, in a New York furniture manufactory. At New Orleans Sept. 14, dunng a dance, a gallery ga\e way, and six persons were more or less injured, one fatally. Charles M^Keogh, aged seven years, died at Monayunk, September 14, of hydro phobia. He was bitten by a, hound two months ago. In Erie, Pa., a young man named Les ter Cf'ase had both legs crushed in a cider mill. One was amputated, the other may be 6aved. A terrific hail storm passed over the northern part ot Lincoln county, Kansas, Sep tember 12. Hail fell in vast quantities, houses were unroofed. A fire at Rawlins, Wyoming Territory, September 11, destroyed the Rocky Mountain Point company's mill and mining machinery. Loss $15,000no insurance. At Geneva, Switzerland, September 12, a water-spout inundated the valley of Glatt back, weeping away several mills and houses, aud damaging seriously several others. The boiler in O. C. Powers' slaughter house in Nashville, Tenn., exploded Septem ber 16, tearing Frank Dufly to pieces killing him instantly and fatally wounding one other. A special from Rio Grande City says the small pox is epidemic Mair, Mexico Fift en deaths in one day in Roma, Mexico. Ten children died on ranches. Nanity is badly infected. In New York city the buildings Noa. 8 and 10, West 14th street in process of demoli tion, fell Sept. 18. burying six workmen. All were taken out alive, badly brused aud carried to the hospital. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. Secretary McCrary, has returned to his duties in Washington. The postmaster at Eric, Pa., is to be removed for malfeasance in office. Jay Gould was in Chicago September 15th, consulting in regard to railroad mat ters Mrs. Mary C. Doolittle, wife of ex Senator Doolittle, died at their residence in Racine Wis, Sept 12. Gen. McClellan, now Governor of New Jersey, who has been dangerously ill, is now pronounced out of danger. Ex-Governor John T. Hoffman has resigned the office of Sachem of the Tammany society, and vvill support the Robinson state ticket The Republicans of Maryland in state conveution at Baltimore, September 12th, nominated James A. Gray for governor, and a full state ticket. The Democratic state convention at Madihon, Wis., September 9, nominated by ac clamation Hon. Alexander Mitchell, of Mil waukee, for governor. Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia, had a welcome at Exposition H. 11 in Louis ville, on the evening of September 15th. He made a non political speech of an hour's length. The Greenbackera of Massachusetts in state convention at Boston, September 12th, nominated Benjamin F. Butler for governor and Wendell Phillips for lieutenant-governor and a full state ticket Chapin Ilall, aged 63 years member of the firm of Hall, Hath and P.irker of Newark N. J., died on the night of 8t-pt. 13, at James town, N. Y, at tho residence of his brother, who ib editor of the Jamestown Journal. Mr. Hall served one term in congress for North western Pennsylvania. A New York telegram of Sept, 10, says. Rev. William Patton D. D. who arrived in New York from Europo on Saturday, died sud dealy Tuesday night of congestion of the lungs aged 81. He waa an author of consid erable repute. Wm. W. Patton, president of the Howard university, Washington, is his bon. Bob Ingersoll's new party was formally launched upon the world at the Sunday's ees sion, September 14, of his convention. He was the author of the resolutions. The so cialist element was predominant in the con vention, and the movement will prove, to be but a now communistic send on". Political ac tion was resolved upon. Extensive preparations are being made In San Frauciseo for the Reception of Gen Grant. The steamer City of Toklo, on which he is to arrive, will be met outside the Heads by the yatcht Squadron and steamer with the reception committee and distinguished citi zens on board. Salutes will befiredfrom tho forte and the city will be decorated in honor of tho occasion. At the Democratic state convention at Syracuse, N. Y., September 11, GOT. Lucius Robinson waa nominated for re-election as governor, whereupon the Tammany party bolted, organized and nominated John Kelly governor. Mr. Kelly, in accepting the for nomination, said be did not expect to be elected govt rnot, but lu did \pccl to defeat Robmson, who had committed great outrages upon the ptoplc of Now York. Notwithstanding lion. Alex. MStcholl who is now in Europe, hud written and cabled artfuaal topeuuit his name to bo used, tho Democrat* ot Wisconsin have nominated him for Govtiimr. His nephew, Ron. John John son, .ibled him that tie was nominated dos. pite hts letters and dispatch, to which Mr. Mitchell replied: Declinetic absolute. Will not serve if elected." Thibthiows the nomi nation into the hands of tho State central com mittee. Tho following is a con cot list of State officers elected in California at the late elec tion, all Republicans, except othetwlso desig natcd: Governor, Geo. Perkins licut-gov en or, John Mansfiold secretary of State, Ihiuiol M. Burns comptroller, D. M. Kenticld treasurer, John Weil altornoy-gcnein], A. L. Hart biirveyor, J. W. Shankin cleik of supe rior court, Frank W. Gross superintendent of public instruction, F. M. Campbell chief jus tice, Robert F. Mormon (Detn. and Working man). The associate justices aio not deter mined MISCELLANEOUS. The Fair in Peoria, 111., will be opened September 22(1 by 1 resident Hayes. Ten families of Russian Mcnonites have just arrived at New Yosk, bound for Nebraska Nenety-four former emigrrnts from Durham Eg., left New York, Sept, 14 for Texas. Belgium, Holland, Italy and Spain will be buyers of food in America, as well as Eng land and France. The Spanish government will dispatch 50,000 troops to Cuba in October, and 60,000 more at a later date. Gen. Roberta has telegraphed the Eng lish Government for four additional regiments of military to be sent to India. It is estimated that 30,000 persons are still out of work in Glasgow. Scotland. The iron trades only are doing well. The cereal harvest in several counties in Ireland have been practically lost in conse quence of heavy rains and floods. Five hundred dollawLhave been sent to the yellow fever suffers in Memphis by the grand body of Odd Fellows of Illinois. The Howards' weekly report shows that they have 211 nurses on duty, attending 130 whites and 75 colored families in Mem plus. It is now believed by many well in formed personsj on the ground, 'that the Ame r's complicity with the massacre at Ca bul is unquestionable. The third annual reunion ol the Vet erans' association of Minnesota convened in the Senate chamber of the canitol building, September 3. The attendance was large. The Loganshut Crawfordsville & South western railroad was sold by W. P. Fishback, master in chancery, Sept. 10, at Crawfordsville, Ind., for $315,000, to John Williams for tho Vandalia railroad. A Halifax telegram of September 14th sa the gold fever in Queen's county shows no abatement. Fine specimens continue to be found near the surface. A gold mining com pany with a capital of $20,000 is being formed. A Constantinople dispatch says advi ces from all sides represent Baatern Koumelia is in a state of complete anarchy. There have been a series of raassa' res, Sclav committees mult ply daily and preach extermination of Mussulmans and a union ot Eastern Koume lia, Macedonia and Thrace with Bulgaria, foiming one Sclav kingdom. The printed report of the commission er of education shows the income for all the States and Territories, Wyoming not included to be $58,863,166 expenditures, Wyoming in cluded, $60,233,458, school population for thir ty-eight States and Terrtories, 14,727,fc48. Number of Normal schools 153, with 1,18D in structors 37,033 pupils and 2,768 graduates, of whom P874 are teaching. Ohio icports the greatest number of Normal schools, fourteen YELLOW FEVER. At Memphis, September 9, there were 20 new cases of yellow fever reported, 12 white, 8 colored. Appeals for aid continue. The ex penses of the Howards amount to $l,0C0 a day. The contributions to the Howards on Septem ber 9 aggregated $52,003. At Memphis, September 10, there were reported 16 new cases of yellow fever, 7 whites, 9 colored, 8 deaths. Donations to the How ards to-day aggregated $169,805. A case 12 miles from the city can be traced directly to the fever stricken city. No new case3 are re ported in New Orleans. At Memphis, September 11, thero were 15 new cases of yellow fever, and 8 deaths Tho donations to the Howard association to day aggregated $35, $500 of which was sent by the New York Produce exchange At Memphis, September 13, there were reported twenty-one new ca*es of yellow fevei ten white, eleveu colored. Five new case? are reported at Morgan City, and two at New Orleans. Contributions from the North arc still flowing into the treasury of the Howard association at Memphis. Jay Gould has sent another $5,000. Pittsburg Relief Association has sent $1,000. No Southern contributions aie reported. At Memphis, Sept. 13, there were 23 new cases of yellow fever10 white, IS colored three deaths reported. Total number of new cases for the week 132 white 62, colored 70. Total number to date 1,136. To'al num ber of deaths officially reported for the week 48 white 32, colored 16. One yellow fevei death reported at New York, Sept. 13. At Memphis, Sept. 14, there waa but one new case of yellow fever reported, and four deaths. A good deal of stir is made by a fraudulent appeal of thieves and gamblers lo ox-federal soldiers for contributions The Howards are taking measures to expose and counteract this dishonest movement Sour Bee and String Beans.Take six pounds GI oeef, the brisket or boler, or pin bone is the best. [Tho pin bono is he piece which is cut off first before w'hat is known in New York as the flat-bone steaks are cut.] Put this in a close stou pan with half a peck of string beans, cut ting the beans in three pieces add half a tumbler of water season with salt and pepper and dredge well with flour when the beef is half cooked add one third of tumbler of vinegar, and a tahlespoonful of brown sugar stir it well, so that the ingredients are well mixed cook ftr three hours or more very slowly, covering well tho stewpan. The art in cooking this disli, as in all boiling or stewing, is not to allow to cook "too fast. Should it boi 1 too rapidly move it to a cooler portion of the rango. It should simmer all the time. SEPTEMBER. The golden-rod is yellow The corn is turniug brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down. Tho gentian's bluest fringes, ft Aro^curling in the sun In dusty nods the milkweed^ Its hidden silk has spun. The sedges flauut their harvest In every shady nook And asters by the brook-side Make asters in tho brook. i Fiom dewy lanes at morning The gi-.tpes' sweet odors rise At noon tho roads all flutter With yellow butterflies. Hy all these lovely tokens September days arc here, With summer's best of weather, And autumn's best of cheer. But none of all this beauty Which floods the earth and air, la uuto mo the secret Which makes September fair. ,Tis a thing which I remember To name it thrills me yet One day, of one September, I never cau forget. Scribner for September "FROZEN TO DEATH." A Long Island Shipwreck of Forty Years AgoEight Persons Saved and One Hun dred and Sixteen Lost. From the New York HeralcJ A few miles from the village of Free port, on the south side of Long Island, there lives an old man, Gapt. Zopher Smith, who is the only survivor of the boat's crow who went to the rescue of the passengers of the ill-fated Mexico, lost ou Hamstead beach, January 2, 1837. Freeport is a fishing village, most ot its industry being confined to the oyster trade. To a great extent its inhabitants are composed of the Smith family, and, unusual as the name of Zopher is, two Capt. Zopher Smiths were sought betore the right one was found. The wreck of the Mexico is one of the most harrowing tales of the sea ever told by a wrecker, and the story is still preserved all along the Long Island coast as one of exception al interest and horror. As the only sur vivor of those who went to the rescue of the ship, Zopher Smith was sought by a Herald writer on Saturday, and the old man, who is now in his seventy-fourth year, gave a wonderfully vivid icture of the disaster. Finding him at his home late in the evening, the reporter was in vited to a seat on the porch of the Smith farmhouse. Before beginning his narra tive Capt. Smith introduced his daughtei, Mrs. Philips, and she, full of pride at the part her father bad taken in a gallant attempt at saving human life, brought out for inspection a photograph of an old woodcut ot the scene. The woodcut, too, was produced, and beneath it was the following inscription: Dreadful wreck of the Mexico on Hempstead beach, January 2, 1887, as uow exhibiting at Havington's Diorama. The picture was drawn on the spot by H. Siebert "Did you ever hear of him?"' the old man asked. The reporter answered in the negative. "Neither did I," he said but hc'wm a young man who came down from IStew York, and it is correct in every particu- lar." "You may not think much of it," Mrs. Phillips interposed, speaking to the re porter, "but we prize it very highly." SMITHS TO THK RESCUE! The names of the crew of the life-boat were next produced. will be observed at as among the inhabitants of Free rt to-day the Smiths predominated, ecuw was as follows: Capt. Raynor Smith, Zopher Smith, Samuel Raynor, Willet Smith, James Smith, Oliver R. Smith, Oliver C. Smith. Zopher and Oliver R. Smith were brothers, as were also James and Oliver C. Smith, the two former being sons of Raynor R. Smith, and the two latter their cousins. Samuel Raynor waa also a relative, though a dis tant one. My father was the captain and I the mate, you may say," Zopher Smith said, beginning his narrative. We were fisher men and carried on the farm here as well.' "There were no oysters then?" the re porter said interrogatively. "There were no oysters and no life sta tions on the beach. Everything was dif ferent from what it is now but it was the custom of the people living near the beach to cast their eyes along the coast every morning to see if anything was ashore. The Mexico was first seen in the morning. Word came to me on a horse. There was a great rush to see the wreck, although it was coldtrcmenjous cold. The recollection of that morning seem ed to come back to the old man's mind with wonderful distinctness. "Tre-men-jous cold," he repeated, dwelling on each syllable with strongem %lhasis. "It was so cold that some ot our men froze their cheeks as big as a dol- lar." "Were you the first to reach the beach?" "Oh, no wcwarn't the first boat by several." The ship lay about two hundred yards trom shore on iv?r beam ends, bow on. The sea ran very high, and in addition to the cold, a terrible north wind was dash ing the spray over the vessel and her passengers. For miles along the shore the beach was almost impassable on ac count of the ice, so that it was with great difficulty that the fishermen were able to carry their boats to the surf. At first the Smiths were not able to get near enough to distinguish her. "I thought she was a brig," Zophei Smith said, "but as I looked, I cried, 'Hello I her mast is gone overboard.' 1 then saw she was a bark-ship.' Some of the men who had got nearer to the vessel now returned to where the Smiths were with their boat, and one oi them said, "It is a wonderful sight, she has cut away all her masts but her main- mast." Another exclaimed, addressing the elder Smith,. '-Now. Raynor, you've got the best boat lets take her there." They went to work with a will and dragged the loa over the ico to the surf, but it was nearly noon before this was accomplished. "It was then betwixt eleven and twelve o'clock," Zopher Smith says. "There the ship lay, the waves dashing over her. No man had boarded her no man had come from her there was no news from her. She appeared to be full of people, but ltjjocmed impossible to get to her. We built a fire and stayed there and leoked at her. Every man had some thing to say, but nobody made an at tempt to go to her." UETEUMINED TO ACT*, The afternoon was spent in this way until tho sun was only about two hours high. Then Zopher Smith became im patient and went to his father, determin ed either to do something at once or no thing at all. "Father, if you are going to that bhip, now is Ihe time." If you don't go now I am going home," he said, "for I am sure you will not go after dark." "Let's make the trial," replied Raynor Smith." Now then, we want a volunteer crewno more talking, no more arguing, but every man willing." "Were many men willing to go?" the reporter asked, interrupting the flow or the old man's talk. "I'll guarantee there warn't," he an swered. 'That warn't the crew that went with us to the beach." The boat was launched and succeeded in reaching the ship. "When we got there," Zopher contin ued, "there was everything to do and we could do nothing." The old man gasped and seemed to live over again that terrible hour. "You must find words to describe it, Mr. Reporter," he said, recovering, "I can t. "Your own words, as you have just ut tered them, aTe the les possible descrip- tion," the reporter answered. "Go on." "The only place where we could live was across her bowb under the bowsprit. Forty men hallooing "Come along side?" but wo told them we could not get there that they must come out on the bow sprit and drop down. 'We'll catch you,' we said to them: but it was a long time before any of them would come. The first to adventure was a darkey. As he was hanging to the bowsprit, we cried "Let go!" and down he came. The next man missed the boat and went overboard. We got him, but lost our hold and away he went. One of our crew then said, 'Go ashoer don't stop, but go ashoie. There was a man over the bow who had a pow erful voice aud just then he cried, 'Come back, come along 6ide! 'who is he" my father asked, and,-finding he was the cap tain said, 'Let's get him' When he showed himself on the bow of the ship he had a boy under his arm. He was pretty slow and pretty clumsy, but he managed to get down, and knock ed my father down as he fell." Eight men in all were saved. One hundred and sixteen people remained on the ship. "Were they drowned?" the reporter asked. "They froze to death," said the old man mournfully. The bodies were washed ashore about sixty of them were buried at .Rockaway Centre, where a handsome monument has been raised over their remains. WRECKING AN ENGINE. BY OPERATOR. After all, we way-station operators are not without our little bit of romance oc casionally, and I think I can show that we are not entirely without a certain amount of responsibility but it is sel dom it ever recognized, unless one ot our number by carelessness suddenly plunges a train into desti uction by failing to de liver or undeistand orders. The time of which I write was one pleasant afternoon early autumn, the twenty-second day of September, 1876, and as the occurrence has made a deep and vivid impressio I on my mind, I can not forget the day, which was Fiiday. At that time I had been an agent and operator on the R. a little over two months. The line was directly through parts of Indiana and Illinois, and some of the stations had no telegraph office, consequently the order distance was somewhat lengthy and there wa& but one office between mine and Cohans, twe've miles west. On this day I was quietly puffing my meerschaum in the large bay window of my office, and wishing tor something to relieve the montony, when the operator at Cowans called the train dispatcher, and said an engine, had sprung her throt tle with one hundred and forty pounds of steam, and gone east, while the fireman had gone to lunch, ana the engineer, who was oiling around, had no time tc get on. All was as still as death for a minute, when the dispatcher began to call G, the only office between mine and Cowans for fu ly five minutes he called him, us ing the signal "23," which means death, but still no answer, and still the monot onous click of the armature presently he answered in a dazed, hurried manner, and when asked about the engine, said it had passed there at a fearful rate of speed at fourteen minutes past four, with no peison visible. It was only six miles more to me and an excursion was on its way west wi*h a heavy load of tired picmcers, and had actually left a station only eight miles cast of me, the first telegraph office, at wo minutes past four. The dispatcher called me furiously, and being at hand and expectant, I ans wered him immediately. When lie said, "Turn your switch and wreck engine No. 11, going east wild." I replied quickly, a cannot without an indemnity order and after a hasty consultation with the superintendent, as I afterward learned, he went ahead wita an order, whose un usual toim and wording roused many a lazy "brass sounder" from a doze. It was like tins: "Z'o Operator:Wreck wild engine No. 11 at your eastern switch gate to save collision. Company will defend and up hold you. D. R. B." I immediately returned my "18," or "understanding." received my "correct at 4.18 P. M., and turned to look for tho engine, when, although the conversation between myself and the dispatcher had 'consumed but four minutes, I saw her coming at the grandest rate of speed I ever witnessed, and, snatching my order, ran to the switch gate, about one hun dred and .fifty feet, and when I had un locked and thrown the rail, the roaring monster was only about one hundred feet away. 1 had my watch in my hand, and stepped quickly back out ot harm's way, when at exactly twenty minutes past four she went .over, and such an unearthly crash I liope I may never see or^hear. again! Tho dirt and atones flew fifty feet in the air the engine turned clean over, and stopped on her side, pushing a splinter of the cab on the whistle valve, and there she lay a seething, hissing, screeching mass of rubbish. But above the din and rattle I heard one wild, despairing shriek for help, and when I could get close enough to see any thing, I found what, had it not been for the face, would never have been recog nized as a man in the crushed and bleed iug mass of flesh that lay under one huge driver but the face was without a seir, and by that was recognized as an escaped madman who, it seems, had climbed on the engine at Cowans unobserved, and pulling the thr,ottle open, had started on a wild, awful ride to the gate of death. When the excursion tram came up, ten minutes later, they said they found me standing by the engine gazing alternately at the bloody driver and at my written order, still tightly clasped in my hand. I was unconscious of everything save the fact that I had obeved orders, and had thereby taken a life. They say I fainted, but I knew nothing from the in stant I discovered that white, bloodless face until four days after, when I awaken ed apparently out of a dream. My first question was, "Did the excursion get in safely?" The coroner held an inquest as soon as I could be examined, and the verdict was "We the jury find that Albert Long came to his death by beii'g crushed beneath a locomotive which was wrecked by J. L. B., an operator on theR. R., according to the order of D. R. B., his superintend ent and superior officer. And we find further, that no blame can be attached to said J. L. B., D. R. B., or the said railroad company, as the engine was wrecked to save a heavily-laden excursion, and said Albert Long, being a madman, was on the engine in direct opposition to the campany's orders. I have that order and a copy of the verdict side by side my diarv, where they shrill always remain." Often in my dreams IN see an unrecog nizable mass of quivering flesh and brok en bones beneath a huge driver, and a white, unscarred face presents itself to my gaze. A sudoen shriek will almost craze me. and I am often tempted to go where railroads are unknown, where the hissing and screaching cannot reach me. WIT AND HUMOR. News dispatchers are becoming too la conic here comes an item from Switzer land about a flash of lightning that killed a farmer and a cow he was milking, and not a word about whether it curdled the milk or not. A man was testifying in an Arkansas court, when a loud peal of thunder and a flash of lightning caused him to spring to his feet. The justice with his fatherly kind of protection, reaching over and catching hold of the man, said: "Sit down, sirsit down You are in my charge now. Don't be frightened I'll protect you." The man looked at the justice with an inexpressible expression, sat down in the chair and resumed nis statement. A man was standing on a corner the other day, gazing around at nothing in particular, hen a fiiend stepped up to him and said: "I see you have a mourning band on your hat?" "Yes, I have it's for rav mother-in law "Your mother-in-law?" "Yes, my mother-in-law!' replied the man in mourning. "Why, I didn't know she was dead." "Well, she isntshe recovered." Culinary art is a subject of interest in Chicago as elsewhere, judging from the following dialogue sent to Harper's Magazine by a dweller in that "Western Paris:" "We must have a new girl. Will you answer this advertisement?" The interrogatory was projected to a gentleman of "culcha" in Chicago by his devoted but worried wife. The gentle man called upon the perfect lady, and was soon "received' "Can you do general housework?" is the first meek inquiry. "Yis," loftily. "Can you cook?" "Gook is it? Shure an' I shud say so! An' I jist gradiated from a foine cookin' school. Fm a Boston gurrl. It occurred in Bod e, that city of whisky wealth, and wickedness. A case was on trial in the Justice's court, and during the recess one of the interested parties approached a juror and said: "Say boss, it that ar suit goes agin me I'm nigh on $2,000 loser in uiinin' prop erty. Now 111 give you an even $500 to hang that jury." The incorruptible Scior of American liberty reflected a momeiu and replied: It'd be a cussed onsar'in job for one man to take a rope and stran gle that hull gang, an* I'm afraid afore I got through I mout dance a jig under it myself but if its all the same to you, pard, I mout wade in thar with a six shooter an' wipe out the crowo. ThetM be more to my hand than hangin' and t'.iejob could be done quicker. If that satisfactory, produce the coin an' I'll git to worti." An Old Rhode Island Divorce Case. Albany Law Review. In 11565 the following case occurred in Rhode Island: Peter Tollman applied for a divorce from his wife. The woman be ing brought before the assembly admit ted the ciarge. The petition was grant ed at once, and then the criminal, upon her own confession, was arraigned for sentence. The penalty waa a fine and a whipping, and she was accordingly sen tenced, by the terms of tne lav to pay 10 and to receive fifteen stripes at Ports mouth on the ensuing Monday, and on the following week another fifteen stripes at Newport, and to be imprisoned until the sentence was fulfilled. Upon her pe tition for mercy the court again examin ed her as to whether she intended to re turn to her husband. This she refused to do upon any terms. Her petition was denied, and she was remanded for pun ishment. The "beneficent whip" failed to reunite this once happy family. A Lincoln anecoote is told by a corres pondent of the Decatur Suu. While Judge Logan, of Springfield, 111., was Lincoln's partner, two farmers, who had a tnisuuderstandjng .respecting orse trade, wont to law. By mutual consent, the partners in law became antagonists this case. On the day of the trial, Mr. Logan, having boughfe.* new shirt open in the back, with a huge standing collar, dressed himself in extreme haste, aud put on thd shirt withtie bosom at the back, a linen coat concealing the blunder. He dazed the jury* jrith his knowledge of "horse points," and us the day was sultry, took off his coat and summed up in his shirt sleeves. Lincoln, sitting behind him took in the situation, and when his turn eame, remarked to the jury- "Gentlemen Mr. Logan has been tryipg for ever an hour to make you believe that he knows more about a horse than these honest old farmers who are witnesses he has quoted largely from big 'horse doctor,' and now, gentlemen, I submit to you (here he lifted Legan out of his chair and turned1 his back to the jury and the crowd,, at the same time flipping up the enormous stand ing collar), what dependence can you place in his horse knowledge when he has not sense enough to put on his shirt?" The roars of laughter that greeted this exhibition, and the verdict that Lincoln got soon after, gave Logan a permanent prejudice against "bosom shirts." KKABCH FOR A FORTUNE. The Vast Kntate to Which Conureunmu* Swinger la an Heir. Two hundred and nine years ago John Springer, a wealthy Swede, deposited 176,- 000 in a bank in Stockholm and journeyed to America with his family, consisting of his wife and one son. Their subsequent history is somewhat obscure, but it is claimed that four other sons were born to them in Amer ica, and that the five, who were named John, William, James, Joseph and Ed ward, settled somewhere in the New Netherlands, and took np a tract of 18,000 acres of land, including the whole of the present city of Wilmington, Del., and parts of Jersey City and Brooklyn. This large property was put into the hands of a trustee, who, on the breaking out of tie revolution, as is alleged, became a Tory, clan destinely sold the Springer estates in small particles and fled to England with the money. In the excited period which followed the titles to the property became all mixed up, the rightful proprietors died one by one and the result was that the heirs were not able to establish, or, in fact, properly prosecute their claims, and after awhile the efforts to establish their rights was abacdonedand the subject passed into oblivion. About eight years ago some of the de scendants of the Springers, in looking op the family history, came possession of these faets, and correspondence was opened with all the persons of that family name who oonld be heard of. About four years ago the Springer association was formed, with headquarters in St Lcuis, to make an effort to recover the landed property and the 175,000 deposited in Stockholm, which, it is asserted, has not been drawn, and is at thedisposal of snch of the heirs as can es tablish their title to participate in the dis tribution of the vast sum to which it has now amounted. About a year ago, principally through the efforts of E. P. Springer, of Providence, E. I., an Eastern branch of the Springer asso ciation was formed, and recently the heirs in New York, Khode Island and Michigan, numbering about 100, held a meeting in Os wego, which was attended by about thirty persons, with authority to act for the rest. J. H. Springer, of Plymouth, Mich., was elected chairman J- E. Comstoc c, of Os wego, secretary, and Mrs. N. E. Hoover, of Oswego. tre%9nrer. The subject of prose cuting their claims to the real estate men tioned, through the courts, and the recovery of the $175,000 in Stockholm, together with interest compounded for 209 years, was thor oughly diecu d. It waa decided to elect a delegate to a meeting of the general associa tion, to be held in St. Louis this fall, when a plan for action will be decided on. E. P. Springer, of Providence, It. I., was elected snch delegate. The value of the real estate claimed by the Springer association is estimated to he 80,000,000, which, to gether with the Stockholm fond, makes the Springer daim one of the most stupendous ever put forward in this country. There are about three hundred heirs, all living in the United States and Canada. They now rep resent considerable wealth in the aggregate, and are very determined, not to say enthu siastic, believiDg that they will be able to es tablish their claims, both in America and Sweden. Yesterday's meeting was held at the bouse of the late Wm. P. Springer, once an inventor of some note, and whose daugh ters, Mrs. J. E. Comstock and Mrs. N. E. Hoover, are the heirs in Oswego, and Mrs. A. P. P. Wright, of Buffalo, also his daugh ter, is another. Congressman Springer, of Illinois, is also one of the heirs, and was ex pected to attend this meeting. Proving the Likeness. There lived in Brussels a celsbrated painter, named Wiertz, whoa eeccentrici ties were such as to give him the name of the crazy artist. That there was method in his madness, the following anecdote shows: After having finished a portrait of tho old aristocratic Countess de who pretended to be only thirty when nearly sixty, she refused to'accept the painting, saying that it did not look anything like herself, and that her most intimate friends would not recognize a single fea ture of her on that piece of canvas. Wiertz smiled kindly at the remark, and as a true knight of old, gallantly re conducted the lady to her carriage. Next morning there was a'grand dis turbance in the Rue de la Madeleine. A big crowd was gathered before a window, and the folio A ing words were whispered from ear to esr: "Is the Countess de really in jail for her debts?" Wiertz had exercised a little vengesneo towards his noble but unfair customer. As soon as she had refused the portrait, he set to work and painted a few iron bars on the picture, with these word*: "In jail for debt!" **t*m i He exhibited the painting in a jewel ler's window, in the principal street of Brussels, and the effect was iestanta neora. A lew hours later, the countess was back atWieitz's studio, pouring invec tives on him at high pressure*t haw exhibited her likeness, under sjich scan dalous"etc., etc. "Most noble lady," was the tha-ai&st'B reply, "you sajd the pauitingfdidgnot look anything like %otfree^,^Jnti|that your most1 intimate rrfends* WUIJL not have recognized a single one ofybur fea tures in the pictur I wanted to teat the truth of your statement, that is all t" The jortrai was taken away, the city ,laughed.,tho artist chsrrotl jM^^ptfce, and gave the amount to the poor%f fhs) city.