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Weohawkcn and Its Duels. A writer in the Evening Post de scribes at some length the old duelling ground at Weehawken. Years ago when the duelling code was resorted to much more frequently than at pres ent, as the law that should settle many personal difficulties, Weehawken was famous all over the world. Luckily the duelling code a fossil about New York, and Weehawken itself is now studied as one of the fossil re mains of one of the dark pages of our history. The most noted of the duels that have been fought at Weehawken was that between Hamilton and Burr. July 11, 1804. A stone is religiously preserved in the town on which is in scribed, "On this spot fell July 11, 1804, Major General Alexander Hamil ton," and a minor inscription informs the public that the monument was erected by the St. Andrew's Society of the state of New York. American en terprise has chipped the stone, and many of the letters are obliterated. Few monuments in America accessible to the vandalism of relic hunters have e3caped similar defacement. Next to the Hamilton-Burr duel the most noted that have occurred at Weehawken are the following: The duel between Aaron Burr and John B. Church, fought September 2, 1799, is the first of which there is any record. Church was Alexander Ham ilton's brother-in-law. The quarrel grow out of charges by Church against Burr as a legislator. Shots were ex changed when Church, induced by his seconds, offered an apology, which Burr accepted. The next duel was between a young lawyer named Eacker, one of Burrs retainers and a young man named Price. Three shots were fired when Price declared himself satisfied. He remarked that Eacker "was such a lath of a fellow that he might shoot all day to no purpose." The next day Phillip Hamilton, eldest son of Alex ander Hamilton, took up the quarrel, challenged Eacker, and was fatally shot through the body. Eacker was un harmed. The quarrel originated in a theatre, and Hamilton and Price are said to have been the agressors. On July 31, 1802, the Swartwout Clinton duel took place. Five shots were exchanged, and Swartwout re ceived two wounds in the leg. Clinton remarked "I don't want to hurt Swart wout, but I wish I had the principal here " November 21, 1803, Richard Biker and Robert Swartwout fought a duel there. Hiker was injured in the leg. July 8, 1815, was fought the Gouv-emeur-Maxwoll duel, in which Gouv erneur was killed. In 1816 Green killed Price in a duel. In 1819, the bloodless duel between Commodore Perry and Captain John Heath was fought. The last duel at Weehawken oc curred September 28, 1845. The pis tols wero loaded with cork. The farce was an indication of the healthy change in public sentiment that had occurred in regard to the barbarous custom of duelling. A Brilliant Meteor Seen in Texas, Galveston (Texas) News, Sept. o. Between 8 and 8:30 o'clock night before last, a very remarkablo meteor made its appearance in tho space be tween the earth and the constellation Scorpio, and following a course nearly in the direction of tho great dipper, when apparently about tho height of the North Star from the horizon, gradually expanded its head until it exploded into many fragments of var ious colors, having much tho appear ance of the bursting of pyrotechnic bomb or sky-rocket. If tl-:e estimates of several reliable observers can be ac cepted, tho fragments of this aerolite must have reached the earth at some point in a lino projected from Galves ton through Huntsville, Texas. Al though tho moon was shining with great brilliancy, the entire atmosphere was illuminated with a crimson glow. Jaeh man lias an aptitude born with him to do easily somo feat impossible lo any other. St3. JMLjCJu' J-'i i f.d-k OF ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS, Desires to call the attention of etockmon and all other residents In the Indian Territory to his Special Inducements in Dff n a JTNI d m -0- I CARRY THE LAR&EST STOCK OF IN ARKANSAS CITY, AND IF Bot-Eock Prices, Honest Dealing: Cottons Treatment Will Secure Your Trade. I am Determined to Win It. o- I HAVE A LARGE LINE OF BOOTS AND SHOES, ESPECIALLY ADAPTED TO TOUR WANTS, ALSO T1IE LARGEST STOCH 0 OJUlJlliL ffl THE CITY, WHICH MUST POSITIVELY BE SOLD DURING THE REGARDLESS of COST YOUR ORDERS ARE SOLICITED HJ WJTT ftBOEIYB PROMPT AtfD QAREFUL ATTENTION. Mrs. Garfield. George Alfred Townsend writes of the president's widow : "Perf ectly in different to modern fashion, demure, silent, motherly, with personal re sources, she won tho highest admira tion of her husband. It was but a few months before ho was inaugurated thai, while ho and I wore standing together in his library in Washington, ho said to me, speaking to mo of some public man whoso domestic affairs had crippled his career of usefulness: 'George, I want to say a word about my wife: I have been singularly for tunate in marrying a woman who has never given mo any perplexity about anything she said. I have nover had to explain away any word of hers. She has been so prudent that I have nover been diverted from my work for one minute to take up any mistake of hers. She is perfectly unstampedable. When things get worst and thore is tho most public clamor and tho most danger to me and to us she is tho coolest. Some times it looks a little bluo before me, but I get courage from her porfect bravery." lie then apologized for having complimented his wife, but continued: "She went to school with me, and twenty years ago I taught her Latin. Sho has during the past winter been hearing my boys their Latin les sons to prepare- them to outer tho academy in New England." This is all 1 remember distinctly of tho president's conversation. I could not resist the temptation some time afterwards, 1 think just about tho time he was nominated for president, to re late this, and when 1 called at Mentor a fortnight afterward, ho meantime having been nominated, I said to Mrs. Garfield : "Bid you see what the general said about you to me?" Sho answered, with a little quick n ess : Yes, I did ; and I felt as if I would have liked to box your ears. I don't think that women's names ru';lit to be brought into politics in the news papers." The President's Mother, Amid all the scenes of tho painful weeks of suspense since the shot of the assassin was aimed at the life of our president, one has stood out beyond all others, awakening the keenest sym pathy oven in hearts steeled against feeling by bitter partisanship. It; was that of the aged mother at her distant home, waiting at tho gate for tidings of her suffering son, now dropping her work from listless hands as the cruel lightning seemed to strike down all hope, now brightening under the in fluence of what, to less anxious hearts, was but a faint ray of sunshine. And now, above all the crowding events of a week of change and sadness, tho na tion looks to that darkened, desolate home, and the grief-stricken mother, her listless hands again folded over work forever discarded, and peering into a future whose only possible light shall be the summons which shall reunite tho loving mother and dutiful son. Only those who have learned to appreciate such mother-love, and to honor such filial devotion, can reap the full benefit of the lesson hero suggest ed. To those it will be a reminder of somo of life's happiest moments and tend crest associations, and of tho fact that in all trouble is possible profit, to all clouds a silver lining. - . Sheep. The National Live Stock Journal thus sums up tho reasons why every farmer should have a flock of sheep: "A farm can bo stocked with sheep for less money than with cattle, horses or hogs. Sheep will comes nearer to utilizing everything that grows on the farm than other animals. Less labor will be required for getting feed and stock together. The returns will come in sooner and oftoner than with any farm stock except hogs. Loss money is required for shelter and fencing, and less labor is involved in herding, where outside pasturage is accessible and preferred. And finally, a hand some income on the investment can bo had without tho sale of Die animals themselves.