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The Princeton Cnioiv.
R. C. DUNN, Publisher.
Ternif#1-W ysar In advanoe.
TUM heroic savage of the novelists is
anything but a myth. The cable says
that when the Zulu king, Cetewayo, was
captured, "he presented a dignified de
meanor and asked to be shot."
IK the silk factories ot ItJtly 120,438
women are employed, besides 26,976 in
cotton, and 13,707 in tobacco factories.
There are 9,177 manufacturing estab
lishments, employing 892,048 laborers,
188,486 of whom are women.
GAMBETTA does not like to be a spec
tacle. The crowds that follow when he
stirs abroad annoy him exceedingly. He
has hit upon the expedient of first going
to his little country place, near Paris,
when about to start on a journey, and go
ing thence under a false name.
Tiih Persian Shah is said to be writing
a playand nobody will dare to condemn
it, for his Majesty nee painted a picture
in which a camel in the background was
higher than a tree in the foreground, and
-in unlucky critic, who hinted that the
work lacked feeling, in a few hours lack
ed a head.
THE most important exodus movement
just now is the emigration of English
farmers and mechanics to the United
States. There is plenty of room for
skilled labor in this country it is the un
skilled labor which in times of depression
becomes a drug in the market. From
present indications, however, there will
soon be plenty of work for all men of all
SoMii English engineers have project
ed a gigantic tunnel under the Gibralter
strait, from Spain to Africa. The length
o the tunnel would be nine miles, and
its deepest point about vhree quarters of
a mile under the surface of water. It
seems that the engineers undertook to
Tealize the dream of an Englishman who
wanted to go by land not only to France
but even to Atrica. Hence the projects
of two tunnels, ne under the English
channel, the othei under the Gibralter
THE Chinese in California may now
learn that, should they find living uncle
the new Constitution disagreeable, they
will find a welcome in the French colo
nies in Asia and Polynesia. The French
governor of Saigon has written to the
governor ot New Caledonia to the follow
ing effect: "The Chinese have been and
are of great service to us. They are ab
stemious, strong, intelligent and labori
ous. We find them, as a rule, good work
men and mechanics, while as traders they
are active and skillful.''
IXDIAST boys and girls are being gath
ered at some of the western agencies for
the new school to be opened next moifth
at Carlisle, Pa. In a tew instances the
chiefs have refused to let children go, but
enough will doubtless be obtained to
make out the complement of the school.
Six have been taken from Sisseton, lour
will come from Standing rock, eight from
Cheyenne, four from Crow Creek, and
four from Brule. The others of the
school will come from among the tribes
in the Indian Territory.
IT ib proposed that the Governors of the
thirteen original States shall meet at In
dependence Hall in Pmladelphia, Oct 18
and 19 next to arrange a plan for cele
brating the centennial of the surrender
of Yorktown. The surrender took place
Oct. 19, 1781, so that there is time to pre
pare for its commemoration in a fitting
manner. There should be some attempt
to enlist fully the sympathies of the peo
ple and governments of the new States,
who have an equal inheritance and inter
est in York to NH with those ot the thir
teen original States.
A DEAF and dumb girl in Dorsey coun
ty, Ark., has recently begun to talk
in her sleep. There had been family
prayers for the restoration of her speech.
At midnight her mother heard her dar
ling's voice. Arousing the old gentleman
she entered the apartment where the child
lay. The deaf and dumb girl remarked
casually, "E\ery thing seems very won
derful." Then turning suddenly in her
bed, she added, "Yes, the old-time orch
ards are always in bicom." The affec
tionate parents simultaneously embraced
the maiden. She awoke with a start.
But she could neither hear nor speak.
A Mu. ROBSON, speaking ot Englena
viridas, says he must expect that, and
other organisms, to be tossed a good many
times from the zoologist to the botanist,
and back again min times, before their
position is definitely settled. The fact
is, that one by one the leading character
istics which were formerly held to sepa
rate the animal and vegetable kingdoms
are breaking down. He remembers when
starch was held to be an essentially vege
table constituent until its detection, even
in the human brain, rendered it useless
as a distinguishing mark. Later, chlor
ophyll was insisted upon as a specially
characterized vegetable clement, but this
has since been found in numerous invor
tebrata, including planarian worms. In
the present state of our knowledge we
can not pretend to draw any hard and
sharp lines of demarcation between ani
mals and plants, and any attempt to do
so must result only iu failure.
An unknown man committed suicido
In East Minneapolis, Minnesota, September
Samuel Hoffhett, treasurer of Maitin
county Miun., is a defaulter iu the sum of
Justin L. Munn was murdered at his
home iu Bridijewatcr, Mass., Sept. 96. His son
is missing.
Nearcus A. Whitely was hung at Po
cahontas, Ark., Sept. 27 for the murder of
Locke Summer, last February.
Anthony Blair, colored, was hung at
Morrlstown Tenn., Sept. 26, for the murder of
Maggie Walker, his step-daughte.
At Boston, Mass., Sept. 24, the jury in
the case of Dr. Kimball and Madame Good
rich for the murder of Jennie P. Clark failed
to agree and wore discharged. It is reported
eleven stood for conviction.
Thomas Grimes who lived about 18
miles Avest of Dubuque, Iowa, was mysterious
ly murdered on the evening of Sept. 27. He
was leturning home from Dubuque with his
son-in-law Jim O'Connor. When they reached
a point on the road about teu miles from town
they were overtaken by a man driving a spir
ited pair of horses. Ho was known to Grimes
but not to O'Connor, and the former left his
son-in-law's wagon and got into his acquaint
ance's vehicle. Grimes and his companion
drove away vapidly, and about twenty minutes
later O'Connor found Grimes lying on the
load ith his head tei ribly mashed and breath
ing lus last. He died about a minute after
his son-in-law reacqed him.
The young fiend incarnate, George
Banmgarten, who so inhumanly murdered
little Sandy White at Fulton, Wis., Septem
ber 23, is now safely incarcerated in the Rock
county jail at Janesville. He was carefully
guarded in the Dane county jail on the 25th
and taken to Afton, Wis., by the 9 45 A.
train, and fiom there to Janesville by wagon
This loute was deemed safer than over the
Milwaukee & St. Paul road. By the latter it
would have been necessary to pass through
Edgcrton, where so much bitterness exists
towards him that the officers feared lynching.
Baumgarten is idiotic looking in the extreme.
He confessed to beastly practices which give
him a hang dog, idiotic look. He says he
knew uothing till he found little Sandy
hanging in the barn, and knowing he had
killed him finished the work by cutting his
throat and dibemboweling him. Great credit
is due to Sheriff Phin Baldwin, of Dane coun
ty, for so successfully and quickly capturing
the young offspring of hell.
The Prohibitionists of Massachusetts
have put in nomination a full state ticket.
Archbishop McKennon, of Nova Sco
tia, died of paralysis at Antigonish, Sept. 27,
aged 69
The United States treasurer and as
sistant-treasurer have been directed to pay
out gold and and silver coin freely upon all
government obligations.
Gen. Grant had a gala day at San
Francisco, Sept. 23. Guns were fired, troops
reviewed, and every demonstration of respect
paid to General and Mrs Grant, by fhrongs of
John Henry Puleston, member of the
British parliament, sailed from Liverpool,
Sept. 24, for the United States to investigate
subject, connected with agriculture in Amer
ica, in its relations to British interests.
Advices from Madrid state that the
Spanish cortes will reopen Nov. 3. The
Government has received a memorial
from the Cuban slaveholders asking
for prompt solution of the slavery
question. The memorial states that unless
steps are speedily taken by the authorities
the planters must themselves set the slaves
free to prevent their property being burned.
The government has replied expressing the
hope that plantation proprietora will act in
conjunction with the captain general of Cuba
in a spirit of patriotism.
Five hundred dollars have been sent to
the yellow fever suffers in Memphis by the
grand body of Odd Fellows of Illinois".
The Pans Bulletin dea Halls reports the
new wheat threshed so for unsatisfactory
in yield and quality and deficient in average.
The postoffi.ee which was destroyed by
the Deadwood fire lost $3,000 in postage
stamps and samped envelopes. No mails
were destroyed.
The Pall Mall Qaxette says: "It has be
come apparent that serious rouble is brew
ing in Ireland in consequence of the auti-rent
and nationalist questions."
Five of the largest stores in Bolton
Texas, have been destroyed by fire, and
others were pulled down to prevent the spread
of the flames. Loss, $100,000.
The Sagamore mill spinners of Fall
River, Mass., having been notified that they
would be required to pay board equivalent to
a reduction of wages, have struek.
Robert Bonner, of New Yoik, will
make his public sale of trotting horses at auc
tion, the latter part of October. He will sell
about fifty heod The sale will be the huge
event of the season.
J. F. Potter, secretary of the Mallea
ble Iron company, Chicago, was found dead
in his room at the Grand Pacific hotel on the
morning of Sept. 26, having apparently died
of apoplexy. He was 85 years old and about
to be married.
Tho viceroy of India telegraphs to
London, Sept. 29, that cholera is prevalent only
on the route from Rawal Pindee to Jamrood.
There had been a few cases at Alimusjld. As
the troops advance beyond Jamrood they lose
the cholera influence.
The Berlin Germ^nf** ot September 25,
says it has every reason for assuming that the
negotiations between Bismarck and Jacobin!,
papal nuncio, has not changed the situation
or increased the chancos of peace between
Prussia and the Vatican.
The Sheboygan & Fond du Lac rail
road has been purchased in the interest of the
Northwestern railroad company, and will be
known hereafter as an extension of that com.
pany's lines. It will be extended from Prince
ton, its present terminus, to Elroy, and will bo
a valuable outlet to that road.
A London telegram of Sept. 20, says a
correpondent telegraphs that Sicily and Sou
them Italy have been visited by a great storm,
Sunday, which carried away the railway
bridge between Cero and Crucili, hurling a
passenger train Into tho torrent. The engi
neer was killed and all the -passengers more
or less injured.
The Milwaukee chamber of commerce,
September 27th, adopted a resolution estab-
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lishing a now grade of wheat, to be designated
No. 9 hard spring wheat, which wheat must
be sound and reasonably clean, composed
mostly of the hard varieties of spring wheat,
and weigh not loss thau fifty-six pounds to
tho measured bushel.
All that was saved of the county rec
Ijrds, books, etc., from the late Deadwood,
Black Hills, great fire, was one set Qt books
tho treasurer's office Tho assessment rolls
were all destroyed, and at a meeting of the
county commissioners this afternoon anew
assessment was ordered as soon as possible
Strong guards are on duty at the bank vaults
the outer doors of which were left unlocked
and uo one is allowed to. pass without being
At St. Louis, September 38, the Bap^say
tist association by a vote of 97 to 17 expelled
the second church and its pastor, Rev. Dr.
Boyd, for heresy. Tho heresy consisted in af
fillatioon with Jews in a union meeting and
joining in singing a hymn from which all at
tention to the Savior was carefully omitted,
and in breaking over the line of close com
munion by inviting a Unitarian minister to
eommuuo with the church. Tho second
church is the strongest of the denomination
in St. Louis.
The Post-office department is prepar
ing proposals for carrying the mails in Ohio,
Indiana, North and South Carolina, Georgia,
Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky and
Tennessee, which will be published in Novem
ber, and the opening will be in February next.
The mail service, under the proposals, will be
doubled, as on all roads where the service is
now weekly it will be semi-weekly all semi
weekly service will be increased to tri-weekly,
and all country towns and court houses will
have daily service.
A private circular has been issued at
St. Louis by the trades assembly, and sent to
all the assemblies in tnc United States and
British North America, setting forth a project
for a general strike of all trades, the timetobe
determined by the trades assemblies, and to
take united action for the adoption and en
forcement of the eight hour law, the abolition
of the truck system and child labor. They al
so propose to organize unions of all trades
not now organized, and to appoint an agita
tion committee to carry out the purposes of
the assembly.
The Golan (Russian,) says the export of
grain has fallen off considerably from the
amount of last year, for during the first six
months of 1878, 16,813,000 quarters were ex
ported, but this year only 13,132,000 quarters,
a difference of 2,681,000 quaters, or 12 per cent.
On the other hand, imports are considerably
larger than those of last year, making tho
balance still more unfavorable. In a few dis
tricts the Russian harvest is good, in the most
it is middling. In the Kieff district, generally
fertile the harvest is very bad, and the price of
grain has risen accordingly. Farmers are suf
fering mnch loss from the cattle plague.
Advices from Washington of Septem
ber 29, state that there is in the treasury but
about $6,179,000 in gold, in denominations less
than $20. This amount is not sufficient to
meet any act ve demand upon the treasury
for small coin. To supply this deficiency, it
is understood to be the intention of the treas
ury department to recoin most of the foreign
gold received at the New York assay office
into five and ten dollar gold pieces. In re
coining foreign gold nothing less than five
dollar pieceswill be turned out, as it is desired
to get as large a number of standard silver
dollars as possible into circulation.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Northern Pacific railroad company Va|
held in New York city on the 24th inst. Tin?
annual report set forth that the conversion of
bonds on the 17th inst. amounted to $30,207,-
100. There are outstanding of these bonds
only $528,000. The business of the road, local
and through, is steadily increasing. The fol
lowing board of directors was elected: Fred
erick Billings, Vermont Joseph Dilworth,
Pittsburgh C.B.Wright, Joseph Potts and
J. Frailey Smith, Philadelphia B. P. Cheney,
Boston J. M. Denison, Baltimore Alexander
Mitchell, Milwaukee J. E. Dinsworth, Ore
gon Johnson Livingston, Hugh McCullough,
Wanton Ferguson and James B. Williams,
New York.
The French commission having in
charge the proposed Franco-American treaty
of commerce, gave a banquet, at Pari3, Sept.
23, in honor of Fernando Wood, of New York
Covers were laid for one hundred guests
Count Fourher de Coirl, senator of France, oc
cupied the chair. Gov. Noyes, minister of the
United States, Gov. Fairchild, consul of the
United States, and representatives of the
chambers of commerce of Paris, Bordeaux and
Macon, and of the Parisian, American and Eng
lish press, were present. Toasts to the health
of President Haves, to the liberty of the press,
to the friendship of France and the United
States were proposed and enthusiastically re
cieved. A great meeting to promote the treaty
is announced to b* held Oct. 6th. in the circus
of the Champs Elysees.
The Londod Time$ says the extraordi
nary controversy now alarming Europe on
the supposed misunderstanding between Gors
chakofl and Bismarck shows what dangerous
stuff is all around us. A ring of Interested
speculators in collusion seems tohave half per
suaded the Illustrious statesmen, the great
ness of one mighty empire is incompatible
with the greatness of the other. For the Rus
sian and Gtermaa nations at present the diffi
culty appears t* be to manufacture reasons
for flying at each other's throat Their inter
sesto are in no respect opposed Neither own
territory coveted by the other. We believe
much of this flourishing of swords will be
found to be merely the exercise of fencing
schools, bat it is time the masters came for
ward ard reassure mistrustful Europe.
Reports from Chicago to September 23
are to the effect that there was a continued
upward movement that day on 'change,
wheat making a most decided advauce, No. 1
selling as high as *1.08# during the after
noon, and closing strong at a shade less than
the best prices. Although prices have ad
vanced daily for two weeks, with no retro
grade movement of consequence, the result
has not been disastrous, except in three cases
on 'change, until this date, when several
small operators suspended but the total
amount of tbelr liabilities will hardly be $2,-
000. Provisions are also strong, with a de
cidedly buoyant feeling, most marked in
pork and short ribs. Farmers appear to be
holding back their supplies for better prices.
On the afternoon of Sept. 38, Frank
Wallheiser, aged 17, of Hinsdale, Cook county,
Illinois, met with a terrible death The ex
press train on the Chicago, Burlington &
Quinsy road which passes Hinsdale going
west, at that time was running at the rate of
twenty-fonr-mlles an hour when Wallheiser
attempted to cross, no was seated in a wag
on and was driving a slow old horse. When
he drove on the track the engine was not
more than thirty or thirty-flve-feet from htm,
and even before the horse had entirely crossed
the engine struck him. The horse was thrown
into the air nearly as high as the smoke-stack
the wagon was not smashed, but Wallheiser
was thrown out by some means and under
the wheels, and literally cut to pieces so that
his remains had to be picked up wjth a shovel.
His head was cut off. his legs were cut off and
the body Crushed to pieces, and the remains
presented altogether a most horrible specta
Conversation with leading business
men of Cincinnati, Ohio, develops the fact that
the improvement in trade in all branches is
unprecedented at this season of the year.
Manufacturers gay they arc employing extra
hands, running their machinery to Its full ca
pacity, and are stil unable to meet all their
orders. Several prominent establishments are
running at night. Tho stove manufacturers
they are six weeks behind with their or
ders. Founders and engine builders are una
ble to keep pace with demands of the trade.
Wholesale grocers report an Increase of fully
tweuty-five per cent, over last year. The boot
and shoe trade is heavier than at any time in
the history of the city. The princlpa* house
in fancy dry goods and millinery say their
shipments this season have bean nearly dou
ble those of a year ago. They find difficulty
in employing hands enoug to do their manu
faeturing. Not a single branch of business
so far as ascertained, has failed to feel the in
fluence of the revival.
The Mark ane reus ot Sept. 23.
says: Much grain has been carted and shocked
under conditions which render sprouting and
loss of condition almost inevitable. In Scot
land the agricultural situation is gloomy.
The fields are still quite green in the uplands
and as a reason is too far advanced for any
hope of sunshine. The chances of grain ma
turing properly are reduced to a minimum.
Bad as our harvests have been since 1876, it
must be admitted that the present
season's yield will be far the worst
There has been a material revival of trade in
foreign wheat, and the upward movement an
ticipated a fortnight since, has been free
at au advance of two shilling per quarter,
which has been well mantained throughout
the week, and the prevalence of speculative
transactions affords proof that there are not
wanting those who consider the recent im
provement but the first step to materially
enhance the range of values. Millers have
shown a decided inclination to add to their
stocks, so that a healthy activity has pervaded
in the grain trade throughout the United
Kingdom. Flour has shown an advance to
the extent of a shilling per sack and barrel.
Feeding stuffs are held with increased firmness
Arrivals at ports of call the past week have
been small. Wheat off the coast met with
good inquiry and prices advanced eighteen
pence to two shillings, but the limited choice
has restricted business. Maize was also in
good demand and prices advanced eighteen
pence. There has been a very extensive busi
ness done in wheat for shipment at rapidly
improving prices, and the closing sales indi
cate an advance of two shillings on the week,
with a confirmed strong demand. Maize is a
shilling to eighteen pence dearer. Barley
steady with an upward tendency. Sales of
English wheat last week, 13,214 quarters at
forty-seven shillings and four pence per quar
ter, against 60,456 quarters at forty-three shil
lings and two pence per quarter same week
last year. The imports into the United King
dom, week ending Sept. 13, were 1,513,129 hun
dred weights of wheat and 174,116 hundred
weights of flour.
At Memphis, September 23, there were
reported 13 new cases of yellow fever10
white, 3 colored4 deaths. Among the con
tributions received by the Howards Sept. 23,
were over $3,000 from the chambers of com
merce, New York, and $539 from citizens of
Columbus, O. Donations tor the day aggre
gated $3,785. The Howards sent out 20 nurs
es, and reduced the medical corps one-half.
This leaves four Howard physicians on duty.
At Memphis, September 24, there were
10 new cases of yellow fever reported, 7 white,
3 colored, 2 deaths. Donations to-day aggre
gated $376.
At Memphis, Sept. 25, there ere re
ported 7 new cases of yellow fever. 3 whites,
2 colored and 1 Chinaman. This is the first of
the Chinese race attacked this season. 4 deaths.
The Howards' aggregate donations for the
day $491. Thermometer ranged from be
tween 52 and 71.
At Memphis, September 26, six new
cases of yellow fever were reported, 3 white,
3 colored, 4 deaths. Aggregate daily dona
tons to the Howards $3,000. Four cases of
fever are reported at Maple Grove, ten miles
south of Bailey Station, Tenn. Two deaths
have recently occurred ia a family named
Bailey, residing at that point. Sickness in a
family named Manning, Colieville, Tenn.,
twenty-two miles east.
At Memphis, Sept. 28, there were 13
new cases of yellow fevei3 white, 10 colored
6 interments. Weather clear and warm.
At Memphis, September 27, there were
reported four. new cases of yellow fever, 7
deaths. Total number of new cases for the
week, 63 whites 41 colored, 22. Total num
to date, 279. Total number of deaths from
yellow fever for the week, 31white. 26,
colored, 6. Total deaths to date, 282. Total
donations to the Howards, Sept 27th $436.
Their weekly report shows that they have 107
nurses on duty, attending 102 white families
and 27 colored families.
At Memphis, September 29, there were
10 new cases of yellow fever, 5 white, 6 black.
Donations to-day aggregate $1,198. Daily ex.
penses $600. The disease Is spreading into the
country, the Infection directly traceable to
AMONG the chemicals of American
manufacture which have superseded for
eign articles may be mentioned tartaric
acid, the importation of which last year
reached only 183 pounds, against 500,00a
not long ago. of citric acid 27,018
pounds was imported against a previous
annual importation of 250,000. The
lime juice from which the acid is made
is still imported, on account of the small
growth of limes and lemons in the United
States. If Southern agriculturists gave
attention to these fruits anew industry,
in extracting the juice, could be develop
ed. Last year but 3,462 pounds of borax
was imported, owing to the working of
new borax mines. Formerly from 600,-
000 to 1,000,000 pounds was annually
received. Of cream tartar none was re
ceived in 1878 liom abroad. About six
years ago the receipts were 9,000.000
pounds annually.
There is nowhere any apology for de
spondency. Always there is life while
life lasts, which rightly lived, implies a
divine satisfaction.
The Business Portion of the Black Hills De-
fW stroyed by Fire.
Iit^the early morning of Sept. 26, Dead
wood was startled by the cry of fire.
Flames were discovered in a bakery on
Sherman street near the old postoffice,
and before the fire company could arrive
were extending in every direction. A
brisk breeze set in and the
reached out for Chinatown. The wildest
excitement prevailed. Business men
realized their perilous position, but de
pended on their supposed fire
proof cellars, built at the rear of their
stores, to protect their most valuables
goods. These were farce befoie the fiery
element, and crumbled to earth like
sand. The water works gave out and the
firemen were left unarmed. The removal
of goods was commenced, but precipitous
hills on every side barred this escape.
The few brick stores succumbed almost
as easily as the wooden shells. Teams
blockaded the streets and the
rushed to and iro, wild with excitement.
The saving of goods was soon abandoned
and each man tor his own life became the
maxim. In less than an hour the flames
had extended over twenty acres. All the
hotels had been burned and only
four business houses were left. The
court bouse, schools, churches and banks
were all burned. The only fire-proofs left
are those of the Northwestern Stage and
Transportation company, Holstein Hil
debrand, Chien, Evans, Kelly and Hard
ing, grocers.
in a narrow gulch, a quarter or half a mile
wide, and all the business houses and
most of the dwellings were on one and
two streets, packed closely together. But
few dwellings remain. Many are sleeping
to-night on the hills overlooking the de
stroyed city, and many-have gone to Fort
Meade, where Gen. Sturgis is receiving the
lefugees. The loss will not be less than
$3,000,000, as most of them had received
their winter stock. .About fifty firms
have ordered new stocks by telegraph
day, and already where the fire is out the
debris is being cleared away. No less
than 6,000 people are left without shelter
and food. The supply of the surround
ing cities will soon be exhausted and
great distress must follow. Thefirewas
stopped at Chinatown by the blowing up
of buildings.
All along the course
of gunpowder, petroleum, liquor, etc,
were of frequent occurrence and the
buildings were blown into atoms. The
hook and ladder apparatus and hose car
riage were the first things to burn, leav
ing but a few feet of worthless hose with
which to battle against the devonng ele
ment. The new water-works were tried
at this fire for the first time, and
were put to their utmost capacity,
with little success in subduing the
flames, on account of the scarcity of
water. The hillsides were almost a
and water from the boiler ditch could
not be had. Otherwise considerable prop
erty would probably have been saved, as
the diteh ran almost directly through the
worst spot. The wildest excitement pre
vailed on account of the furious force of
the flames, and people thought of but lit
tle besides saving their own lives, hun
dreds escaping with only their night
clothes Every team within miles of the
ity was called into service to helo save
what could be got out. There are'prob
ably about
and many destitute. About 125 build
ings, besides fifty or sixty dwelling
houses, were destroyed, and "while it is
utterly impossible to get any definite fig
ures regarding the loss, well-posted busi
ness men place it from one and a halt to
two millions.
The news of the disastrous fire was
communicated to Gen. Terry by Gen.
Sam.D. Sturgis, in the following manner:
FORT MEADE. Sept. 26.
Gen. Ruggles, St. Paul.
The following note has just been re
ceived from Hon. Judge Moody, Dead
wood i
Gen Sturgis.
Please send ail teams and modes of
conveyance you have, to take the people
to Ft."Meade", for shelter. Nearly the
whale city is burnt.
J. C. MOODY, Judge.
Accordingly, I am sending every possi
ble wagon and team we have, and will
afford the sufferers whalsshelter may lie
in our power. It may be necessary, also,
to provide many of them with ration?.
Colonel Seventh Cavalry.
The Girls and Weddings.
As people who have visited the theater
take out of their memories, for a day or
so, some of the thiegs that amused them,
and laugh again, so youog ladies linger
lovingly over the details ot a wedding.
It is a curious experience, life ir. a house
full of girls who have just left a mar
riage party. Their minds are full of the
great theme they tenderly record each
incident they can think of nothing else
and they tell each other a thousand times
how the bride looked, and how she
dropped her bouquet, and who picked it
up again, and how the traveling dress be
came her. Not otherwise than when, a
covey being dispersed, men go round and
shoot the straggling birds, so admirers
might easily win the hearts of the fair
*ho are still hovering wistfully round
the memory of a wedding. Thus nature
has provided chances for bridesmaids
and thus the superstition that it is un
lucky to bo often a bridesmaid is justi
fied. For if a lady can survive heart
whole, and pass unscathed through these
moments of sympathy, it is certain that
she never will be won.
A Sunday-school teaeher in this city
has a boy in her class who has not failed
in his penny contribution for more than
a year, and when he was found empty
handed last Sabbath the teacher observed:
"Why, Johnny, did you forget your pen
ny to-day?" "No, ma'am," he humbly re
plied, "but father says the Wabash road
will do this town more good than any
fourteen Sunday-schools, and I am going
to chuck my coppers into that enterprise
for the next few weeks." "Won't the
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It is not often that what is known as
''shop lifting" brings much ingenuity to
the fore, yet there are sometimes rather
remarkable exceptions. One of these
may be instanced in the female shop-lift
er not long sinte arrested for commiling
robberies from drapery establishments in
a somewhat singular manner. When set
ting out for her predatory expeditions
she wore large, flair shoes, and had the
toe part of her stocking cnt OfFto form a
sort of mitten: and being very dexterous
for prehensory uses, she was able to pick
up articles from the floor and secrete
them in her slipper. In looking ovci
some pieces of lace in a shop, she haa,
while the assistant's attention Was direct
ed elsewhere, dropped one or! tiro and
adroitly secreted them as described.
As bright an example of perverted in
genuity was developed in .Paris .during
the time of the Exhibition. Three per
sons, it seenis, are necessary to carry out
th trick, the modus operandi of*which is
as follows: A man, accompanied appar
ently by his wife and daughter, enters a
shop in which the articles lie about a
little carelessly, and the gentleman at
once goes up to the head assistant behind
the counter and makes a confidential com
munication: "I must warn you," he
says, ''that my wife is afllicted with
kleptomania. Be so good as to watch
her, but do not say anything to her which
might make her think you have any sus
picions." The elder lady is consequently
watched with great care, all the shop
being on the alert. Some article is pilfer
ed due course, and the theft noticed,
and the gentleman on going out quietly
and promptly pays for what has been
taken. While the shopkeeper is congratu
lating himself on the honesty of the hus
band, the trio are making og" with a val
uable booty secured by the younger lady,
whose movements had not been watched.
But the best part of the stratagem re
mains to be told. In case the disappear
ance of the articles really stolen* should
be perceived a little too soon, and the
party be followed by the indignant shop
keepers, nothing is easier than, to express
regret and surprise that there- should
have been other mistakes, and to return
the articles with profuse apologies By
this ruse a considerable degree of safety
is insured, even if the swindlers are
balked of their booty the scheme pro
vides for escape as well as for success.
A German in Paris lately adopted a
plan which was successful in despoiling
shopkeepers of their goods. Provided
with a loaf of bread, which he carried
unconcernedly under one arm, he would
walk up and down in front of the shopwin
dows, till, watching his opportunity, he
would sieze some small article exposed
outside, or otherwise within bis reach,
and secrete it in his loaf. Suspected, and
at last arrested, he was subjected to a
strict search, and was on the'point of be
ing released, when some one thought ol
the loaf, which the accused had laid un
noticed on a form. On examining it, a
watch, some rings, and other missing ar
ticles were displayed to the astonished
spectators, and another swindling dodge
thus exposed.
Equally successful for a time was an
other system of robbery practiced not
long since in the streets of London. A
man dressed like a clergyman would
walk about the crowded thoroughfares
carrying a half opened umbrella in his
hand. Innocent as that useful article ap
peared, it was acting all the time as a
convenient receptacle for sundry articles
ef value dexterously slipped within its
folds by two or three female pickpockets,
who were active in their depredations
among the foot passengers, but were cap
tured, together with their lespectable
looking accomplice.
Thefts by means of any kinds of ruse
are bad enough, but when they are com
mitted under the cloak of religion they
are immeasurably worse. A Sister of
Charity called on a family in Paris to en
list their sympathies for the poor: she
was most pleasant and attractive in her
manner. Eventually she induced those
present to join with her in an act of de
votion, and the party knelt side by side
in the drawing-room while the sister of
fered a prayer. From the time of her
entering the house, and during this act,
she had kept her hands crossed upon her
bosom. When, therefore, in the middle
of a prayer a lady felt somebody's hand
in her pocket, it required some nerve to
seize the sister and accuse her of the
theit. This she nevertheless did, and
tho mystery was solved. The crossed
arms were of wax, and, being partially
hidden under the sleeves, seemed real,
while the actual hands were at liberty to
enable the lady to puwue her fraudulent
The Bill Sikes fraternity, in following
out their profession of house-breaking,
sometimes gives evidence of an amount
of ingenuity w#rthy of abetter cause. A
burglar concealed under the bed of a
married couple by some incautious move
ment almost betrayed his presence the
noise he made being sufficient to make
the wife call her husband's attention to
the sound. "It's only one of the dogs,"
was the sleepy answer, and.-* snapping
his fingers, he called by its name one of
his favorites which was supposjpl to be
present. The thief proaencjsf of mind
did not desert him though on the brink
of discovery for, divining the situation
at once, he immediately licked the ex
tended hand in hope of confirming th
gentleman's surmise. Thfe^ clever ruse
was not, however, we believe^ successful,
though one might say it deserved to be
for its boldness and ingenuity.
Soft Gingerbread.One cup molasses,
one cup brown sugar, one cup:sour milk,
five cups flour, one hcapin&lgblespoonful
of butter, two teaspoonfuls of soda dis
solved in hot water, two teaspoonfuls
ginger, one of cinnamon, mix the mo
lasses, sugar, butter, and spices until
they are several degrees lighter color than
when you began add the milk, then the
soda, lastly the flour beat very hard five
minutes bake in ono (or two) shallow
pans. Try it warm for tea or'luncheon,
and j'ou will soon repeat the experiment.
Whatever your sex or p%i$n, life is
a battle in which |t arcrfto ftow your
pluck, and wde"ne &tfl|. coward.
Whether passed on a bed of sickness or
in the tented field, it is ever the same
fair flag, and admits of no distinction.
Despair and postponement are cowardice
and defeat/ Men were* btnj$o succeed
not to fail.

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