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Devoted t tke IHcret nt the Cherokee, CTiorlaw, Chickasaw. Scmluole. Creek, and all Other Indian of the Indian Territory.
CK.rFTAI.TI PUBLISHING CO. TINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY fRIDAY, "OCTOBER 27, 1882. VOL. I. NO. 6. A WEEK'S NEWS. 7 Telegraph and Ball President hxt suspended Jonathan !, 'the Indian Amatol the Colorado "r Agency, and appointed John W. Clark ui successor. Lord Granville tend a letter through the eperuiieot at Washington, to Mt. "rorffi the American Journalist lately lm- i" ui jreiaua, apologixins; for the act " expressing; the "regret of Her Majesty's Government that thli incident ihould have wcrurr-ea. The board appointed to consider and audit the various claim originating out of the ul aess and death ot President Garfield received from Dr. Hamilton, of New York, a claim of ur professional services. . The Secretary of War haa submitted to the Joare Advocate General for an ouinina on the question whether the persistent refusal on the part of an officer of the uni in n lust I j-...- . r j - ' ' weoia, ooe not make nun liable to trial by a xrt martial upon the ckarie of conduct I luiDecomluj; an officer sad gentleman. I Stamped envelopes will be sold to the public J after JaJia.ry I, 1HS3, at a reduction of 10 per cent on the present prices. The PoetotHce ! Department has also arranged to print special return request notices on the envelopes with. , out additional charge when ordered In quanti ties of 500 or more. Gen. Daxen states that the (act is not generally known that stamped envelopes, when spoiled through misdirection or euier cause, can be exchanged for postage stamps of the same denomination at the near est postofflce. H. P. Ksyes, countryman, blew out the ma In Washington (I). C.,) hotel before re tiring, lie was Insensible wheu discovered nd his recovery was extremely problematical. In response .to blank sent him by the Auditing Board, Dr. Borutou scut In his claim I lor services rendered President Garfield. The , agirregate amount claimed is 14,500, oeing tS,5U.k than any claim for professional crvu-e yet received. Postofflce Inspector Sharp recommends to the Department that Marriage and Birthday Insurance Associations be prohibited from uilnij the malls on the ground that the ort.-an- -uationa are frauds. Acting Secretary of the Treasury French decide that Chinamen having ticket from New York to any place in the I'nlted States baring parsed through Cauada on the Grand Trunk Kallrosd aie entitle 1 to admission into the l ulled (jutes without further evidence of , right than such ticket, TUB EAST In the rase of Marie Prcacott, who sued the American News Comny, of New York, for libel in selling and clrculatlne; a publication containing an alleged lilted against ber, the Jury rendered a verdict In favor of the plaintiff for Iiy,5U0.' Mr. Topham, of Philadelphia, was cleaning furniture recently wltb benzine, when a three gallon can of the fluid exploded and almost totally demolished the bulldinir, a three story brick. Ihe front of the adjoining house was also demolished and a lady severely burned. A singular and serious explosion In Phila delphia recently caused a aiiic in the locality where It occurred. The exloelon of gas in a defective main blew out the iron grating over the sewer on Twentieth and Ofrtlen streets, ai d threw It a hundred feet Into the air, also tearing out the earth atyl atones around.. A minute Inter a similar extension occurred o e block away, at Twentieth and Poplar streets. A third explosion followed at Twen tieth and Parrish streets, and a fourth at Twentieth and Drown streets., names then burst from the sewer, throwing a volume of Ore Into the street. The houses were shaken within a radius jol severJ squares. Strange to aay, no oue was hurt. Harry and Eafaila Fancier, claiming to be brother and elater, were arrested at Detroit, Mich., for alleged false pretenses In Iiuffslo, K. Y. They took rooms and advertised for young ladies wanting employment at (00 per month ; secured an advance of (3 from about a hundred and, fifty victims and left for De troit, where they had engaged In the same business. The failure for the past week were 117, of Which seven were in New York City. The jury In the rase of Charles H. Hough ton, chanted by ihe Government with making sals returns while Collector of the Port of Pert hAiu boy, N. J., returned verdict of guilty with a recommendation to mercy. The Unirersallsta' General Convention In session at Philadelphia, passed a resolution condemning the death penalty; also one ex pressing thankfulness that the Bute of Ksn . sas and Iowa had adopted prohibition amend nente. It la said Kowcll offers to bet f 30,000 that be 111 win the oomior, six day pedestrian race. He fa) sanguine. !i Is believed 040 mile will be made A terrible railroad accident occurred near North Adams, Msm., Ob the morning of the tint. A calmose, containing thirty-Ire laborer, wss being pushed out of the yard, when H was run Into by a locomotive coining Iron the opposite direction. The cow-catcher of the locomotive waa driven Into the caboose, and at the aam time the boiler ex'loded, pouring? a torrent of scalding water and . (team upon the unfortunate men la the caboose. Eight were killed outright - or died soon afterward, and nineteen other were injured or trightlal-f-i n d, a number of the latter fatally. - inured were the engineer ' ' '-h. 1 ofVk , -. - - -- was Internally scalded and wOl not ... Ii. emt n tlat en trine. Operator Haywood, sitting with him, escaped by Jumping from the gioe. The explosion of the locomotive was mini by the drawbar of the caboose burst ing ta the plate of the cylinder. Bandar. October 22d, the Friends assembled la their meeting house at Chester, Pa., and held services commemorating the landing of Wuhan Peaa at that plec 300 years ago. A letter was read from the venerable poet, Jobs O. Whlttier, tn which ate enclosed n po written bv himself sixty year ago, when be was only sixteen year old entitled " illiam faun," swrnn "wr ucuvnw pinn swj by a number of prominent person, la I aa.msa memorial senkes were held In (J tL earerche. f (till, at Portland, Maine, of the case ot C e A. Stront acainat aevea students of - for damage on account of 1 . jA while haxiar freshmen, eon , 1 a a verdict of 13,700 damage i a t- srva student. J.-w. Fp.UviBsar Portbadville, N. Y., i lis wxeatta breakfast table and t as H hired ma Bused Baker. Bathe i 41 - f, ewt kJe throat and died. Ihe a. rra w i recover. Jealoasy was the cans. tew "1 ef V"-- Caroline FUmove, the widow a e U F." aora, wiB be ronteeted by kr I 1tw eawjn. It la estimated the J w8 anveatoTT t about $li0tX f , t " p from European pert I Jt 4 rt .rwaU at New York on the I J. ' r tf vi little tow on the Wabash r I i Cuwntv, Iwa, wa entirely de . ; an t iccwumtj Ire lately. I ri ha at 2ekwd, Ottawa Coot f -' t4 recently,' and fmei , ) m c "vencT eeenred. The d a-d t e hxk broke. There i e , - jle'v. i C h "t nwtea at , Cincinnati, upon suspicion of complicity in the murder of the Cincinnati ooal merchant, A. W. host, at Glendale recently. He leased that Harris, another negro, waa the principal murderer, that they Intended to rob Ross at his home, and went there for that purpose, but not finding him at home, waited for him at the railroad station, and when Ros alighted. Herri hit him with stone aod then beat him over the bead with a club. Harris is also In 10. Frost's large flouring mill at Minnesota City, six miles from Winona, Minn., burned recent ly; less 170.000. Insured tor (40,000. james Hilliard, Deputy Postmaater at Belig- man. Mo., has been arrested on charge of robbing the mails. When arraigned he ad nutted his guilt and made affidavit to having opened a number of letters containing money and stealing the contents. Jacob Willlch, of Madison, Ind., wss acei dentallr killed while out hunting. Hint'a plantains; mill and furniture factory at Apple ton, Wis., waa burned ascently. Loaa 13,000. A late lire at Durango, Colo., destroyed six ty frame building. Loss 25,00X John RUey, atone-masou of fiedalla. Mo., lately in crossing a pasture, wss attacked and terribly gored by an infuriated bull. The boiler in Jacqueml & Sbenkner' saw mill at Weston, Mo., exploded recently scat tering the mill In every direction, killing Charles Lackerly and fatally Injured Jacob Bent, the engineer, beside number of other. The St Louis Exchange passed resolutions of respect to the memory of the late Cot Blayback, after which seats to the benefit ten dered by McCnllongh, the actor, were offered at auction. Choice of the boxee wa old to lady, name unknown, for tl.000, and donated back aud re-sold. The other boxes brought (300 and (100. The first seat wa knocked down for 1100, the eecond 1500, and large number were sold for 50 to 5. The Veiled Prophet bought one teat for (500, and the Legion of Honor one box for $100. ' Emil Pepperkorn, who some time ago eloped with one of hi pupil, Way Frahmer, aged fifteen, from Fort Calhoun, Neb., where he deserted his wife and family, haa been arrest ed In company with his victim at lit. Louis. Five hundred dollars reward waa offered by the father of the girt for the arrest of Pep perkorn. ' The magnificent scheme of building fine city and summer resort, to be called Eaat Chi cago, at the bead of Lake Michigan, a schema originated by New York parties, has been abandoned on account ot the immense ex penditure necessanr. Dan Flatters a saloon keeper, at Thirty-six Mile Camp, on the Omaha road, eight miles from A inland, Wis., shot and killed Jim Boa nell, also a saloon keeper. The murdered man waa well known desperado, and it I claimed the hootiug waa In self-defense. Russell Kirk, colored convict In the Mis. sourl Penitentiary, under a ten years' sentence for murder from Buchanan County, was drowned In the Missouri River at Jefferson City, while attempting to make his escape. He had served less than one year of hi sen tence. Two young men, residents ot Bchell City, Mo., named Gash and Parker, were recently returning front a dance at El Dorado Spring, when the bark In srnlch they were ridiug struck a stump or log and turned over. Young Gash waa thrown forward Into ditch or gully, and oue of the horses fell on him, crushing him to death. Martin Kuyner, a convict In the Missouri Penitentiary, seut up from St. Louis for burglary, refused to work, and when ordered to do so, drew a knife upon Capt. Johnson, Deputy Warden, and declared he would die first, whereujwn that officer (hot hlia with fatal effect. A the fourteen-year old son ot a firmer re siding near Altamont, Ills., a few day since, was riding one of his father's horses to water and leading several other they became un manageable and commenced kicking. The boy wa thrown off and received severs kick In the foreiwad, producing death to few hour. Two sons ot Richard Whyte, residing seven mile from Alton, Ills., were handling i revolver, believed to be uuloaded, and sud denly the pistol went off, the ball penetrating the brain of the younger brother, killing him Instantly. The older brother haa bee uncon sctous ever (luce the tragedy. TUB MOUTH. A desperate and fatal street fight took place at Knotville, Teun., on the 19th, between two ot the most prominent and wealthy clti- cens of the place In which Gen. Joseph A, Mebry, Sr., Joseph A. Mabry, Jr., and Mai. Thomas O'Connor were killed. The difficulty grew out ot an old grudge, which Mabry re newed at a race the day before, but O'Connor declined to fight as the place waa nnsulted to settle such affairs. The morning of the tragedy Mabry tent O'Connor word that he wool kill blm on sight. At 10 o'clock Gen. Mabry passed down Gay street, on the opposite elde from the Merchants' National Bank, of which O'Connor President. O'Connor stepped from the bank to the middle of the pavement and fired two shots across the street In rapid succession. both taking effect, Gen. Mabry falling dead. Joseph Mabry, Jr., rapidly approached the scene and fired upon O'Connor at a distance of thirty yards, when the Utter tamed upon the younjrer Mabry. Both fired elmultaneoo- ly and each fell dead. A bystander was pain fully wounded in the thigh and another wounded In the arm. Four other men their cloths pierced by buckshot. Gem. Ma bry and hi son Joseph were aeqnltted only a few days previous ot the murder of Moaea Lasby and Do Loaby, father and son, whom thev killed some weeks ago. Will Mabry waa - i --., hut ChrUtmas. Ma). i r "-a r'l- roan . . . , million dollar. ' ' A few mile Swath ot Mineral Spring, Howard County, Ark., officer from Texaa with a requisition tor the arrest of two men named lleo-xe went with a posse to the house of the father of the f ngiUve and foutd lb men sitting on the porch. The parties were ordered by the officers not to asore, but started into the bouse, when the pocae fired, killing old man Georg and on eon and fatally wounding a young man -who happened to be preeent on visit. Specials from wartou potnta ta Louisiana, Mississippi and Texaa report the lata heavy ralne as doing much damage to cotton. A boat 150 bale ot rot tow were bwraed oa the Midland Railroad wharf at Newborn, N. C It was la transit to Norfolk, New York and Boston. Rid ely rowaH, ammo O'Qnlnn, Jo King, Bob Doaetaoa and Asdela Moore, aegToea, wore hanged at Fast man, G., for eowapiicity la the riot which occwrred at that plan Aw-g-aat 6, at a cam sweeting, m which a young whit ana named Jasnee Harvard wa set oa by an rafmiated eaoh, and, after bete- akot by one of the asen, waa beaten almost to a Jr ll by the ather. Rev. Robert Paine, Senior Bishop of the Methodist Ketseorjei Charrh South, died at Aberdeen, Via., lately. Browswrille, Tax-, I reported tree from yellow fever. The total a was ber of eaeeeof fever at Feaaa cola to the 23d wet !,; death, lttS. The dUttioa and dartre arc aot drmlatahia;, but increase with the ederie. QuaranttM will enauhwe tor soma uawe to conse, and the xnendltnrea for relief are very heavy. A Ire la the Stock laid etai, at Leiirw- tom, F.J., baraed twenty vw' oa. 'e wtsW a. d twee'y-t w t ort-C-jra ec III had bee pnrtbssi ii at the lua a of l rt-E w, assd war w' trar.r artuo ry t. rwr- aor. 1 - e' ,l r wor J Utxm I .to fOeac. Albert Hardiea, of Chicago, aaw Frank Miller, while drank abuaiag hia wife on the street, and Interfered to make peace, when the woman elapped his face and the drunken husband drew knife and severed hi jugular vela. it la reported that an epidemic of typhoid malarial fever I prevailing among th hand on the construction of the Memphis extension of the Kansas City, New Orleans and Gulf Railroad, la Howell Couuty, Mo., some twenty miles Eeast of Springfield. Oue hundred aud fifty hands are said to be down with the fever. A shock of earthquake was felt recently at Pari, Texaa. The shock waa felt plainly by all la their house. Cocks, etc, were shaken from th walla. Thomas Nugent waa killed and Joeph Tlekner probably fatally wounded by the fall ing of a scaffold while painting a church spir n Baltimore. Mrs. Francis Elizabeth Brown died at Dal las, Texas, recently, in her 83d year. Mr. Brown was a well known poetical writer, hav ing published several volumes of poem. She waa a woman, polished and educated, and wa a lifelong friend and correspondent of Long fellow and Whlttier, and a contributor to many of the leading periodicals. CENKHAU Benjamin Legault, of Beauharnola, Canada, haa entered action againat hi widowed sister, 65 years of age, and worth (100,000, to prevent her from marrying any man. Overdank, the man arrested eoms time since In Austria, while manufacturing bombs, has been atenced todea''. George Otto Treva' rn, Chief Secretary for Ireland, In a speech :.t Selkirk, Scotland, re cently, said the resic'sut Magistrates In Ire land in their last repo.te were singularly unan imous in stating that relations between land lord and tenant were improving; that rent wer being fairly paid and mtimidatione de creasing. "Another subject for thankful ness, " ssld Trevalyn, "la the fact that It Is now nearly sjl months since there has been collision between the Constabulary and peo pie In Irish provinces." The Turkish Government haa made a de mand upon the Providence, R. I., Tool Com pany for 48,617 rifles with bayonete aud scab bards, manufactured by the Tool Company, aud held for the Turkish Government. Parnell has Issued a ship to his supporters luvittng them to meet In the coufereuce room of the Commons, previous ta the re-assrm-bllug of Parliament, when business of great Imports nee. Including th Imprisonment of Dwyer Gray, will be discussed. Berlin dlsjialcne aay that In all great town where the Catbollca do not predominate the election resulted In favor of the Liberal. The Liberal gain thirty vote tn the Diet from the Conservative. In several new districts In the vicinity of Ber lin and Potsdam the Conservatives hare been victorious. No one iierty will have majority In the new Chamber. In order to obtain s majority it would be nece'ssary foi the Government to enter into an alliance with the Clericals and Conservstlrea. The Spanish steamer Bellver, from New York for the West Indies, arrived at Fortress Monroe on the list, having in tow the French brigantlne, Mary Anne, from St. Doiniiign, with coffee for Havre. The vessel w as picked up about 125 miles eaat of Ca e Henry w ltb only three men en board. The captain, two mate and six men died on the passage))! yellow fever. The vessel was drifting about In a heiress condition. Napier, AraM Patha's European advisor, de clare that he ha received no reward for liuf crvlcea, and be can prove that the evacuatha of Alexandria and the defense of tit eouutry acre ordered by the Ministry aud sanctioned by the Khedive. San Salvador and Lima have been visited by an earthquake. Incendiary placards against landlords have been extensively posted in the poorer quartet of Paris. To his counsel, Bradley and Napier, Arabl Paalia expressed confidence In the declttol ot the British Goveruineut. He stated be had been ill-treated, and twice spat wpon, but since October he baa been well treated, owing to the intervention of the British Consul. Tbeludlsns reort a large English steamer, supposed to be the W arubo, from Hong Kong, ashore . at Clarquate, southwest ot Corula, Vancouver's Island. Three bodies have been picked up. Seafaring men think it la an Iron sailing ship from Victoria to London. In an engagement between Chilian troopt and Montoneros, near Poroto, tin Montonero were completely dispersed. It Is believed the Chilian made term ot peace with Garcia CaMeron, but on what basis Is not known. The Bey of Tuuls baa made a treaty with France, by which that power assume the debt of Tunis, organise an Administration of Jus tice and takes charge of all public property, giving the Bey a retiring allowance. THIS LATKT It I unofficially reported that the Egyptian Government la about to abandon the prosecu tion of Arabl Pasha, It I charged that tbe action I due to tbe express wishes of tbe authorities at Constantinople. It I also thought that the entire proceeding against th rebels (waiting trial may be a topped by a decree of exile againt th ringleaders and amneaty to the other. . Tbe population ot Manila, In th Phllllnlne Islands, has been nearly decimated the past summer by tbe ravage of cholera, and a few days since s terrlbl cyclone visited the plans which caused great destruction of building and beached thlitecn vessels. Sixty thousand famille were made homeless. At the Instance ot the Department of Jus tice, warrant were issued for th arrest of Frederick H. Fall, late an employe of the De partment, Arthur Payne end Thomas K Foota, go-between In th attempt to bribe Jnror Brown, and Frederick Shaw, one of the w-il f-r Pouts case, ebarged !-A Con v , . , -f VV,"Hao. The Bidderord (Maine,) string s- ma kers returned to work at old prices. Capt. William A. Parker of the U. S. Navy, died recently la Boston at aa advanced age. Th Legislature of Oregon, after repeated ineffectual ballots daring the session to elect United State Senator, finally, two hours be fore adjournment, elected J. N. Dolph, ex Senator Mitchell' forces, who had so long stood by htm, going over to Di 1 almost In a body. The Senator elect la Pacific coast coun sel for th Norther Pacific Railroad Compa ny, ta which capacity It I said he draw an naval salary of (27,000. Th Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer, lately la ssswion at Louisville, Ky., elected tbe fouowtng officers: Second Grand Engineer, F. PeycMa, dlrtsioa 89, Point St. Charles, Quebec; Second Assistant, H. E. Mills, Clinton. Iowa, division IB; Third Assistant, C. B. Gtfford, LowJsvtlle, division 7& Archbishop Crofc wOl b sxissssoned to Rosa lathe coarse of the winter to confer with the Pops hi regard to the state of Ireland. Ez-Depwtr CnMed State Marshals J saw Walfe and Henry Goldwater wer arrested the ether day at Baa Antrmto, Texas, charged with defrwadlwg the GoTrraaxrat who aoM- fng office. Dr. Oliver Wendell BTotawe baa resigned the Parwmaa rrofeasorehin of Anatoawy la the Vedtea School of Harvard University, which otAce be haa held for thirty l yean." A accident orewred few dare tsK o the Kansas City and Eastern division of the Mis- sowft Parifie Railroad Bear Independenee, Ma, by the collision between s passenger and freight train, by which Was. Patterson, fire- S wa probably fatally Injured aad sevexal fjeaate "is wrere hurt. Tbe a . aamnal Con-re of tbe Protes tant r J Ctwrrhof t r-ited OiaJ-rs 1 a iy at - (, is Vv. J. r. v T, 1. D-, 1 -wop ot -vrv-e, de- -er-1 aa a hs em "v a rcew renew of te ov, j.-t ki seo, of ue Cuervat Coi -ea The Iuukiig. Wafhinotos, October It, Commissioner Price, of toe Indian Bureau, haa transmitted to the Scorvtary of the Interi or I i report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1H--9. The Commiadoner aay: Land hie been opened to cultivation, house for lniiao resideucea built, schools opened and operated, and in many eases and in various ways the cause of civiluatiou irenerally advanced. The difficulty of prceuring aurenta of the right stamp is regarded a) one of the moat im portant causes which operate to retard the Improvement of the Indiana." The co-operation of the rel'glous societies I rogardod by the Commissioner as a very import ant auxiliary in the civilisation of the Indiana, and he pointa to the beuetlis derived from their work during the past few years. The preseut appropriations are regarded as entire ly too sinull to couipuss ends to be obtained within a rottsonalde timo. The Commiss oner says: " If (l.OUriMUO for educational ptitp os riven now will save several millions in future, it is wise economy to give that million at onoe. and not dote it out In small sums that do little tood." The evils of cash annuities are eoiumented upon, and an Instance given where, after etsh payment to the J-'toa, ou were apeut for hre-arma, ammu nition and whisky in Halt Lake lily, and in a short t.iue nine-senths of the payment went in the same direction. The funds appropriated by Congress in the regular appropriation bill for the support of the Indians proved entirely Iittutticlcut, mainly ow n to the hlh price of beef and hour. The total number ot Indiana In the United States, exclusive ot Alaska, M ine Commissioner comments In severe terms upon the Iniquity of thu liquor traffic among the Indiana, and quotes many Instam of trouble arising from it He reeotamends greater stringency In the laws en the subject, and aays those sections of th statutes which allow army omcere to irtroduoe liquor Into the Indian country abould be repealed. There port declar e there la urtrent necessity for aV dltlouai legislation to prevent intrusion upon Indian Unda. Exclusive ef the fire civilised tribes, the whole number of Indian pupils atti-nl ni school the past year has bocu S.ioH. or these were in attendance at the Carlisle, Hemp ton and Forest Grove tralntng-schools. of the remainder, 4,510 attended rvs rvation board ing-schools and AWs reservation dar-ecuools. 1 lie uv.-i aire attendance for the year was b;-W. Industrial tralnlne- for boys Is carried on at asoncy bounllng-achools, and is reoei vluv more and more attention eaoti yoar. In couu"0 tlonwlth fitty-seven sthools, 1,428 acre arc under cultivation, iilm-k nlthini, tadorlna and harness-making are tauithtat tour school, reven teach ahoe-making, tea carpentertna and fifteen raining and care of etouk. Tmiu- lug In these brunches is greatly stimulated by tbe success of experiments at Carlisle, Hamp ton and Forest Grove. An appropriation ol not less than .Vt,nou should be made by Con gress at Its next aceaion to properly eque the existing aueuey schools for industrial work. The whole number of schools In operation is 101, or five leas than last year. Tb Signal Service. WAmimnTon, October il. The Chief Signal Officer of the Army, In h! rciHiii, says eleven new station have Iwcu added, and special rcKrta ere made for Ihe cotton aud tobacco-growing rojrioaaof the country, and the means for giving warn'nin to ratile-rais -r of Texas against the approach of "northers" have bn Improved. Experi ments bae bei-n mads wttk lew of inur"a Ina the talue of the farmer's bulletin by tbe addition of weatnor chart of th I'nltod Siasra, and It la believed that in a sh wt time these charts may be successfully rcproduni d on the furinarV bulletin. With e.iek yoar the popular knowledge of the uses of this bulbain enables tboe intoretted In agricuittire lo .ludr of the oorructiMMs of foruoasls, aud with the addition of the proposed wcatlMtr-aiap individ uals will be able to mske correct prodK-tioni of the weather for localities which It Is Impossible to provide for in the brief sentence which expressca the prevailing weaihr indi cations autlctpatod for an entire dlatiiet It Is oontemplatcd, as the work of the office pro irressoa. to add to this bulletin brief instruo tions for the use of Instruments which msy hereafter be furnished for local observer. The railway bulletin service has proven til great value the past year. The system of frosl warnings for the benefit of the Siiirar InU-rtwtl in Louisiana haa txn continued. During the coming year it ie proposed to telegraph from warnings direct from the Signal Office to all telegraph ofhoe in the euirar-gi owing section It Is proposed the coming fail to estsbllse system ot frost warnliig for tb benefit ot the tciaceo-growlng lutcrean of the country, also similar, service for tax benefit of the or.tnjre grower of F) rtla. A sjsli'm of report for the benefit of the oottoe Intertst b been thoroughly organised ne snooeFsfufly operated slnoe repUmber,ltl. Al th solicitation of those Interested in the culti vation of wheat and other grains In the North west H u contemplated to attsUish aservln aim liar to that now In operation for the benefit of the outrun tp tore-is which will enable tbli office to puMish In the journals ot tbe North west the daily rainfall and temperature, as do h-rmined from a large number of stat oos The cost to the Government of tbe aaen war do Ihe signal-sort ice work is less than S45D.(M (year. The coat of salar.es alone f.w the aaaat number of civilian clerks would amount It more than (euO.OOu. Terrible Ballread Arrldeat la Xassn ckasetts. Nortw Anans, Mass, October 71. A terrible ccldxot to oaliooae of work In men, belonging tv tha North Adsms frcic-ht yard, oecurrcd this mornlnr. In which thirty men were Injured, seversl fauulr- About: this morning EmrotwrCh trios Wells and l ire man James liostly l-ft the North Adam di p I on th enginv Deerfleld oil the Ptate itoad, pushing a nab' owe loaded w It thirty mm go ing to wo.m at different places near 7a ar and Cbafiemont, Tbe party In the car Included ection-gang, John Klynn, fo-rmun: a fnnr of miner. John C Mmldn. foreman; ston eraahers, Peter Barry, fnreman; tracklayers Thomaa Qtilnn, foreman; and . carpenters. i. 1. Peckbam, ffprewisn. Tbe enaint and cahoose irmrted for Use bra wet. awl had row abrut half the way thera when the e l.es wksek -waa a . aT s . - Tana A aVartpn eaurtne. ) we r raised traaw Mnnmsslaw w raitober of the artne Per rhetd. !,. tbe enrlwe was saasshf 1 ha. txeaaa and bns water fjew Into tbe raboowe. Tbe me nm hart in tbe oollHOxm were bnmed badly, oral bnt few esiapt withont mjwry. None wnsM bare been etrtraaaly hurt but for tbe exploaio of tbe engine DeerBeld a boiler. Itatnowsertalnlbateigbt men Injured la tbe aorident wfU not rive. Tbe doctors have nearly oomplesed then- examination of tbe iw tnred nsem. and And thirty-three injured, all srwitV-d, many wttb eats, bruise and broken Tbe eiwiosloa of tbe esarlne waa esmeei by the drawbar of taw caboose twsretta- la the plate ot tbe cyMesder of tbe (main Deerwew. Tbe steam blew open tbe door of tbe eabonee, and filled the oar ta which tbere went thtrty-av men crowded eloee together. Many were ars bhs to react tke docs, saw la tbe stasanr-dt many bowfs war broken, law branaar wrawaa and eteaaa warn rated tbe asen rbarne la a ewomtial and ta snea were frwrfwlly borned. AH tbe tnjwrrd were rwrrlial to tbetr buna a Afl day tbe dbcore eflWe srere crowded n anxion frarwda. best cr"Tg tbem to ant a and Uarlr mjured. ' " LI:- Helen IX Carson, of Lc "v. vHle, Ky-, at tweatr-twro snarrirt a weal.ky mil'.er earned t.oHon. w e -w wa abont e' ,bty, antic!, n. 't loey wo Id lire in aceordanoe ,j I Owans; bet instead of t.at le re' i one room nl otf -w f or I-. orx v panry, and rewtrictesl ber erppt." -n t in other rerneet in pvporti"n; wr foee he stirs for divorce, a'..mory t 1 her anaiden name. Vuwri r-Journ-tl. The -raBd 'iirea in t! e m. Hotol de u.e, of Imriw, wi',1 t -re v t hundred ate- of Carrara niah,., esv of which wul cost thirty doiiar- PERSONAL AND LITERART. -Philip PhiUijX, the "8inginf pit prim, bus been giving "song sermon ui Exeter Hall, Loudon. Kossuth recently celebrated the eighty-first anniversary of his birth and the thirty-third of his condeniuaiion to dealo a a traitor. onneeticut lost It oldest p intei In ihe person of Joseph llarber, wlio died recently at lirklgcport, in his ninety-fifth year. X. 1. Herald. Jjime Holmes, eighty-three year of are, now employed in Montreal as a rardener. acted as sentry over Nanolnon I. during the time be was on the Island ot sL Helena. "Sophie May," whose fresh and ani mated stories for children have long de lighted the little readers, is Miss Re becca S. Clarke, of JSorridoewbck, Maine. Detroit litL The Treasurer of the Norwich" 4 W estern Kailroud, Colonel Oeortra ri. Perkins, is ninety-four years of age, and works daily. For seventy-five year he has s-'ut at-tive service. Mr. William Thomas, the oldest rraduate of Harvard Colleire, died at Plymouth, recently, aged ninety-three rears and six months, from paralysis. Mr. Thomas was graduated in the class Ot 1HU7. M. X. fust. Alva Noyes is the only survivor ol the war of 181 J soldiers in Brockton, Mass., and the only soldier now living who went to the defense of Plymouth al that time. He was but a lad of fifteen when he enlisted. lloatou J'ost. For fifty years tlie six sons and daughters of Thomas Uordloyof Kairleo, Md., hare been separated, their fields of labor being w da apart. Recently they met for the first t me since they separated, and their combined ago were 403 year. Joshua Miller, of Madison County, Va., is seventy yeara old, has had but one spell of sickness in his life, never took a drink of whiskey, rodeo or tea, never smoked a pipe nor cigar nor took a chew of tobacco, aud has not eutcn upper for twenty yettr. Peter Cooper, who was born In New Vork s-'ebrnarr 1, 171, when the city had pottululioa of 27. OO, litis spent the past few months in nrejiaring his autobiography. . His health is excel lent, and his mental machinery unim paired. A. T. Oraphie. The old nurse who rocked Horatio fetniottr in hi cradle lives on the res ervation, near Syracu e. N. Y., and is 108 year of Bie.. hhe lia jest suc ceeded in gelling a pennon of eight dol lars a month, with tloO back pen-'on. Aunt liiou.li is totally blind. Lujalo Erpren. The large, unique and valuable library loft by the late George P. Murnh, I n li'J Mate-.M ni ter to Italy, Int. been told by the executor of Mr. Marh'a s-lato lo Frederick Oill'tigs, who e te-i-deneo at Woodstock, VU, is the place where Mr. Match w born, it is raid to be the iuteut'on of Mr. I'lllingi to present thU library to the University of Vermont, at l'.ttrlinglon. Mr. Mar-b was for some time one of its trustee. Mr. Mar-h had at otto lime made a w ill by which be left his library to the Uui versify of Vermonf. liot Jalr hia r'r. rtitnalances wereV ' .-ufyaifed or what lie spent in the n ! o service that he was unable to ca r out his original in tention. A'. P. H.raUU lUMOUOl'S. hrintine Nilwm wears a sad and troubled extreioti, wilh two rows ol pearl bul tons down the center and shirred around the bottom. 1'topWi Weckln. Lale in the day, but better late than never, it has lust been ditcovereil that the reason why the (Siamese twins got married was because they could not re main single. Un the Rue SL I.azarelhe other day a chair was o n ru m hich lay a hat with the following notice: "Pleas don't forgot Ihe poor beggar, who I just tak ing hit breakfast,' Lt t'ijaro. It looked Very rloomv Monday morning, i lis sky was heavy overcast and a nn.sl was lalliug, tbe air wasclnll, liul neiore noon an orcr.in crinner ni pearcd. How ruuoa w doubt, how lit tle we trnst. DanOury At ten. Mabel (to her grandpapa) And ran you really remember (irge the l-oiirlhf (irandpapa i'ea. liitlo one; yon see I am a good deal older than you are. Mabel How much older must I (row before I ahull be able to remember biraf . Tbe neighbor of woman living n Mate street, liackenaack. were un able to ascertain how she sprained ber wrist until he six-year old son said: "There was nise in the bouse last Bight and pap thought it wa bu glnrw. and he kept mast in front of him, and she fell down asdra.'' -Veirart (A'. .) Urgutcr. I Tbe poet wrate that she had a lovely form, a4 tbe German componiiot t;ot hold of it the poem, not the form and informed Ihe world that ahe had a lovely fvn. And that is w hy a lot of young mew tf a agricultural tun. com menced to woo her for ail they or, rather, all i'jC was worth. Puck, "I believe y- are a foot, John," hpstfly exclaimM Mrs. A-1 a her ' '- - - jigly prewenied Iter Ihe )Htato dixit, which sh d and liroke. "Vea." i f i IKK U. . out any tu lagk. A dr fected ga.i '.he store f feminine r lawlies," off. -t cried a r lbt styk d -..:iB? cicr ; f ) M'.v. that what the - best I went to take a licen-ss." Brooklyn clerk wilh a very af to go to a distant part of jw jfoods for a party of wer. "Walk this way. d. as be swung bimwelf aa't walk that way." t "wt never learned sw." The cLrt -a now l common method. .- CemenjrxT.' aaij ;' -r at doer, as be rev J of the Line war tw other evening, we fwmoln'e bome a powaon txray have a ady an' mouth like a a w no w inks w d h -"e be' glaas of aody ; 1 rrt Pr . I was travel in r a short .And was anaoyed by - wo or three asen in lb T- Crne of them tr-rneodoos torie i a 1 w i voire, and hail to oraw rsat tbe crniet l. At la-t be turned n t r e .ensivelT: "1 I a raiber ineon ' ot ha te leat." re:, arked Ihe v 1 not we in l" ". tl (rr i 1 I' i r . .1 ewe: u . i, I a a b- r I. - Orean Cables. The cable steamer Minia, Which the writer has lately had an opportunity to inspect; lies constantly in the harbor of Halifax, fully equipped and awaiting her calls to service, hhe is a staunch craft of gome tons burthen, and with unusual beam for a vessel of her length. Her work consist entirely of repairing, the laying of full-length eaules being releratea lo large s earn er like the Great Eas era, the Hooper, or the Faraday. Occasionally, how ever, the Mm.H is reuuired to relay con siderable portions, and she carries regu larly in her tanks about six hundred miles of fresh cable. The tanks, some twenty-five feet in diameter, reach far down into her capacious hold, and the cables are coiled in a deep layer around a central core, 'i he larger the core the less the capaci-y of the tank, and, on Ihe other hand, Ihe smaller the core the greater the danger that the paying out cable will kink and foul when - it reaches the smaller central coils. To partly avoid this difficulty, a large force of men sometimes as many as thirty are placed in a circle around the in terior of the tank, and each man as the eable lift before him hold down the adjacent coils and sec that th cable is free. It not uncommonly happen that one of these watcher grows careless and is knocked by one of the ascending coil head over heels among his fellows, for the modern cable, steamers often pay out the coils with a velocity reaching seven or eight miles an hour. After running from the tanks the cable passes over a series of wheels, fitted with a power system of brakes, which can be applied instantly. Then it goes over a wheel at the (torn, and is dropped into the ocean. In picking up the cable the coils puss over a large wheel, thence to the tanks, wuere tney are careiuuy re laid. The modern lir.st-class Atlantic cable costs at the factory about &6.0UI, 0U0, and a whole winter is needed for its manufacture. It Is made of (l) seven central strands of fine copper wire twisted together; (2) a tightly fitting tube of sol d gutta-percha; (il) a wrap ping of jute; (4) a covering of thick wires, and (5) a filial wrapping of thick taned tine several inches wide. The deep water esble of these days, when finished, is about an inch in diameter, the shore cable oltcn au inch and a half. In naviuir out as well a takioy in cable the utmost rare mutt. L v used, and even then at times an unexpected kink may not only break ihe cable but rip to pieces tho wheols, brakes, and other valuablo niehiucry. The machinery used for plckinrr un a cable in both deep and shallow water i of tlio most simple description. It con sists of a rope about an inch and a quarter in diamoter, made from twisted stiandsof the strongest hemp with in terwoven wires of line sloeL The grapnel at the end is merely a solid shalt of iron some two feet long, weigh- in,r iilMiit a hundred Hounds, and nm- lonre 1 into six blunt hooks which very! much resemiilo the partiy-cioseii i.ngors of the human hand. In picking up the rable in deep water the Minia, after fencliiiig tlio witters near tlie l.reaK, lets out her roe and grnpncl, then takes course at right angles to the cuhie and at some diamine from tho fracture, so tluft, llio broken end may not slip Ihrotigh tlie grapnel. The grapnel rope is attached lo a dynamometer w hich ex actly measures the strain on the rope. and show unerringly when tho cable has been caught. If the grapnel foul a rock theairaiu rises very suddenly and to a high point; but the exact weight of the cable being known, the dinamomcter ijrnals by the steady rate of increase its hold on the cable far below. The ease and certainty with which the cables are picked up in these days is ama.ing. Awhile ago one of the line of the Anglo-American Company was t aught without trouble at a depth of two anil a quarter mile near the middle of the Atlantic Captain Trott, of the Minia, who ha won great fame for his skill and ingenuity in table matters, but recently picked np th French cablo ISO miles off tt Pierre, and in four hours from the time the grapnel was let go hnd the cable spliced and in working condition. The splicing a a work of treat delicacy and skill. and when accomplished by trained lingers the "spliced" part can scarcely be d stinguished from the main cord. Ho rapid has been the improvement in peifecting the mouerncaoie mat me re sis'ant to the electric current has been reduced to one-qtiaiter what it wa twenty years ago. while the duplex sy tem of sending and receiving message double tbe capacity of every new cable laid. I he working age oi tne mooern cable Is about thirteen years. tor. A. Y. Jiivniny I'oM. feaatiag l Hi Lea. The claim for "indirect damages" at the Geneve Conference made more dis cussion than anything else, when fcn rland was trvinir to seltle wilh the I'nited Mates and the energy wilh which Ihe point was puhed and resiMeil made the phrae famous. The principle of "in direct damages," w hich are often pore llian one tfirev loss bv in,ury or acci dent, i nmnainrrly illustrats'd in the following from one of our exchanges- Tbere was a lieht blare on the roof of a Incite on a Aide street a few days go. and when the assurance adinwterw went tip to make their survey they fonnd that about two dollars would cover all the los. "Two foliar T exclaimed the owner, when be board the decision: I can't take no two tsdlar." But vna see for yosirwelf thai a few shingle and an hour' work will make (oxwt a' I damage." 'ienllemen. yo don t put me oa tike dot Yhcn eny vbife Imd do! der house vhas oa fire she scream bolcece nnd Tali down stha'rs. Would yon let mm- vhife fall dowa stbair for dot tunir -We do aM insure husbamis and wires. Ult bnildinga. was Ibe reply. ! know, but mme oldewt pov he runs for ds-r nre-box nnd falls a picket fence nafer. and break his good clothes all lo pserwa. I wo loi.ar: Laos, aon i pay me lor gowning op bene." Ye but we only pay for actnal dam ages Dot' all I vhant Who stole my dog vbea my bone vbas tire Doit dog ih gone, and he vhas tea tollar roit." V didn't in ut the doc. 1'nd bit be von da i insure dern por who sat oa der fence and called ut: 'itot ol1 Untchman ( rea nose haf ct his hrmwe oa B er Do yovj I evpect take octa sans like dot for tww toliar! -I nd vbea der firemen come here der brt-ak mv c'o1he-!ine down nit ter Ind Jem, und dey spilt vaster all osier mv rr'i "Two to'lar' Vheil, vhell. von po fiirrit avhay from here, nnd I take dot oid inannince policrnnd pwUhimaadef cr mu it!" ' i o it' tVwpwfon, Our Younj Headers. THE LITTLE SPELLER Yea, I am five years old to-dayl Laxt week I put my doll away; For It was time, I'm sure youil y, , For oue so old to fro To school, aud learn to road aad spell; And 1 am doing vary well; ferhRps you d like to hear me tell How many things 1 know. " Well, If you'll only take a look Yes, Ih s is it the last I took, Here in my pretty fiicture- book, Just near the purple cover; Tfow listen U-.-re are one, two, three ' Wee litUe letters, don't you see? Their uauiee are D and O and O; They spell new gueaal l Bimtrf StfiiiMy imsre, in At- A'fcAoiua, WOSDERFCL OTIES. There are thousand of eitie tinder the green waves, though perhaps you may not think they are a bit like ours, 'lliere are no streets from one end to the other, not a butcher nor baker, no milkman' bell, nor peddler's cart; and not a sounu from morning to nignu Everybody lives' ia a stone bouse exact ly like everybody else's, and nobody goes outside of his own door. What he wants lo eat he helps himself to a it goes by, and never finds fault with it either. Strangest of all, one of these marvelous cities with thousands of in habitants would go inside of a quart cup. Small people, you think? Well, I didn't say they were people; othors be sides human beings have homes and cities of their own. They are not peo plethey are polyps, and the cities they live in are among the prettiest things in the sea. I dale say that you who pick up treasures on the hore have often carefully preserved one of these little cities, thinking It was a sea-weed, which indeed it much resembles. Now there's one the Pea-Thread Coralline as charming ar any sea-weed. When at home, in the depths of tlie ocean, it stands up from a stone or shell, or dark brown stum no bigger than a bit of sewing silk, wilh many branches and twigs. At the end of every twig Is a tiny cup, the daint est you ran imagine, and in this little homo lives a polyp. He doesn't live alone, for the twigs of the whole little tree are hollow, and filled with a sort of living pith which is con nected wilh each polvp, aud separated from w hich he would die. So you see the tree is really sn animal all through. When tbe Coralline is only one inch high, it oltcn has fifty or sixty inhab itants, but when it grows to be nine or ten inches, tlie residents are counted by hundreds. In his pretty home each little polyp stays, never wishing lo go out. If hungry, he has only to stand in the door and throw out his anus or tenta cles, which look like the petals of Dower and food is always to be found in the water. When he has enough to eat, or wheu he is alarmed, he draw in his arms, and goes back out of sight in Ihe house, and these are the only ex cursions he ever takes. lint the babies of these little stay-at- homes are of a different mind; they prefer to see the world a little for them selves, before they settle down in humdrum nolvpidom. aa their city called. This 1 how they manare it Of course, in a city that looks like a tree it is lo be expected tiiat tlio younir will look like fruit and so they do. Here and there among the branches will be sometime seen a vase-ha)cd box or cup, which is of a gray color, and after aavliiie become lively and uneasy. There's a little movement at the top of the gray rasa, tenia !ea appear on l no edge like lino threads, there's a Strug gle, a wriggle, aud away jerks a tiny atom of a creature, perhaps as big as a small letter o on this page. It is shaped like a watch crystal, with twenty three Umtacles around tbe ediro liko a lnnirc, and as lively and jerky as any jelly-tlsh In the ica. - In fact it seems to be a jel ly-fish or medusa. Isn't that a lively baby for such steady individual as polvps The polyp don't car they never trouble themselves about the young ster, and away ho goes. In a short time another one wriggle himself free, and so they go on till the cup is empty. and every polyp baby Is swimming about ia the water. It is not long, how ever, before the little creature get tired, settle somewhere lor life, and be gin to grow like plant in fact to start cities of their own. Another Coralline, tlie Oaten Pip uoralline, is ono of the most elegant creature in the sea. It item for it also is shaped like a plant is of a yel low color, and the polyps which lire at tbe end of the branches are of a bright scarlet, and when expanded look like beautiful double flowers, of different sixes and shades, thus giving the whole polypidom the appearance of a lovely bou'iitct. The babies of this Coralline do not Cw in a cup, but In cluster like a irh of graiire. When a blossom or polyp st the cud of one of the branches Las lived several days it fade and falls off, like a flower in the garden. But ooa a new one ia seen like a bud com ing up through the hollow stem, which is also transparent. When it reaches the top it bursts out into a fresh scarlet Bower, as beautiful as tne nrst one Several of them thus come oa the aam branch. Tlie Beautiful Ten" i the name of another of these polyp families, and it is more like a civ, blooming shrub a few inches high, than like an animal, or city of animals, ihe polyps of thu family, which live in tubes at the ends ot branches, are red and yellow mixed. sometime a pale carnation color, ilia ronnir are like cluster of yellow grapes. aad wbea thev leave the egg they are ao lively bwhIust, but white crawling: arm swimminr worm. Perhaps the prettiest city under th bra looks like a bit of brown weed, ia shape of a minnte feather, strung ail over with the tiniest beads yon can im agine. Each of these bead ia a stone boose, and has its living owner. Very lively, ton, are these atom, onick to draw back into tbe bead-shaped house, and quick to burst out again into fairy like bkMsorns on every thread. The city is shaped like a fir-tree, ant ao transparent from twig to root that it looks lik glass. The polyp of this residence liv in bells, scattered thickly over the branches, and a most beaatifal thing it is. Jnst inside the edge of err err bell is a ring of fine hairs, called cilia, which vibrate all Ihe time, aad make little current which whirl aroond aad around, over the month of each bet), aad throw all tbe fine atoms of food into the stomach waiting for them. : In this raae tbe whole tree is mova ble. Suddenly, w hen one k looking at It. with all it branches expanded, and all its whiHnools going, a jar or a aoise Will canwe the whole thing to contract ad sink hack almost to nothing hi aa intnt. The most interrwtiag of these little , cities looks wbea von pick it npoa the shore, like a broad, rather thick sea- j weed. Yon aeed to take a micro npe aee thi wonderful eity. which is bsjuit flat, in a leaf-like shape, and in fact 1 called the Leafy Sea Mat In thi the bouses are not at the end of the branch es, but side by side, in rows: and they're not shaped like cups, or bells, or vases, but would you believe it! like a baby' t cradle. In one sn-all leaf of the apparent weed one may find twenty thousand ci adles side by side, and then turn if, over and find twenty thousand more on the other side. What a city! when you remember the size. ' These cradle have the head higher than the foot, and each is protected by four spines like thorns. Then over each one is stretched a delicate tnuis ' parent skin or cover, with a slit over the bead or pillow. In each cradle say Mr. Gosae "liesa polyp,' with it knees drawn up to its chin." When one more, he pushes open the slit over the pillow and slowly sticks out his 'head, when lo! the bead splits wide open, and shows it to be a polyp. So this wonder ful array of cradles, with their carelully covered up babies, is, after all, nothing more than a polypidom, or eity of tbe sea. Olive Tltorite Miller, in tf. Y. En- Wh Stole Those Uazel-Nutol That-was the question which agitates the family for days. It was really most mysterious where those nuts went to, and went so fast. Hoy had got them it wa hia first nutting frolic, and no one could tell how proud he wa of that big bag full. "They've got to dry," be declared, "and where can they be spread?" A good many places were proposed. The barn floor but the rata might get them there; the garret floor but mice might come there; mamma oll'ered a coiner of the kitchen, but Norah turned up the corner of her eyebrows, as if she thought they'd be in the way; (what could you expect of a girl who said hazel-nut tasted no better than raw po tatoes when they were green, and exact ly like so many chips when they were dry.) But at last Koy hit on the very place. Outside the window of his own room was the top of a pore. Surely noth ing could touch them there, and mam ma gave him leave to put tbem out, she holding on to his kilt all the time as ho spread tbem, and he putting himself on his honor never to get out there by him self. Bo Roy'i mind wa at rest for a few days. He could reach out and get a few to crack for his mother (who, if she shared Norah' opiuion of ha.el-nuts, never said so) and his little brother bam and himself. And now the mystery began. Koy, looking sharply out at his nuts every evening when ha went to bed in the summer twilight, could not help think ing more were taken than he took him self. He bjxipped taking any to make sura. And then h vtu sura. The nut were disappearing disap pearing so fast that it would not take many day for all to be gone. But who was Ihe tliiel? Not Norah, naturally. Not mamma, Roy was sure, although aa far as he knew, she. doted on hazel-nuts. Bats and mice couldn't get np there, he thought. Julius Cieear, the dog (Hoy thought ho was called c because he had a way of seizing things, but this was a mistake, it was aimply his full name), although fond of nut when you cracked them for him. wouldn't be likely to try to chew up , those pricking shells for" himself. Be linda, the cat," never tie nuts. Still they kept going. Uy went to his room one evening right after tea, to watch. But he fell asleep nnd lay wilh his head on the window-sill till mid night, when he awoke with a dreadful crick in his neck and a bad eold from the draught. He had felt pretty sure he had kept watch most of the time, but he had seen no thief. Tho next day his mother took her ewing and sat in Boy' room. When he came home from school what do you guess was the first thing he said? It wu " Mammaf Where's mamma? Mammal Mamma!" Hid you ever know any other boy who said that when be came home t Or any girl? Soon ha heard her softly calling: "Sh-h h-h look!" alio saiiL 'Tve found the thief!" Boy looked out and saw at once that more nuts were going. "I declare I'll go for a policeman." "Wait." she aid. - A hluninv had iust Perched on the edge of the porch-roof. The saury rogue took several dainty little hop towsrd the nut. He bobbed hi lv-d from side to side. lookinjr at Roy tint out of one bright eye and then th other, giving hall-tim'nl.half-pert chirps, which meant as plainly at a bird could put it: "Of course you wouldn't hurt mef Andofeoairxryou don't mind my helping myself to a few nuts w hen you vegot so nianyP" Then be seized" bunch ot nut half as lanre as himself, and flew awav without waiting to say thank you. This is the third tiine be ha been here within two hours," said Boy's mo! her. This story is every word true, for I could show yon the very mother of the bov who owned the nut which wer stolen by that very bluejay. 1'osslA' (companion. Oner! Walseiej' Secret Assistaare. Among other plaisibl attempt of robbing Sir Garnet oi hi glory ia win ning tbe fight at Tel-el Kcliir, I hear H mil-treated that he wa rreatly helped by dissensions ia the enemy's camp. 1 here ia ao doubt that to Orients of ail classes 6riV Is irresistible; and w know that in the last Knsao-Tnrkish war, gate were opened and strong posi tions sold for money. If the secret his tory of the) recent war ever be mad public wo may find that Wolaeley did not disdain a aingie cnanr m securing aucorwa, aad mad trend of hi foes where he could. Tbe know led r that resist anoa would be half-hearted may well have braced him to aa en terprise which woald otherwise bare been haEardoua-aot to aav foolhardy, ia the extreme. It ha been proved to demon t rat n that the frontal ails k of work defended by the breechloavler is almost hopeless. " e bare seea It ia the latest wars, and that of Egypt ought to hare been ao exception to ihe gen eral rale. Tel el-Kehir, with its doable) line of skillfully-btii't well-armed in trench men U, was strong enough to bare cost as half the small force which Sir arnet Isnnchrd wo railv against it: for was there rrawoaable hoc of altimaW mores, eve) at the price of a terrible botcher bill t Withoot being captWwn or hypercritical, I am inclined to indorse the suspicioas c! . those watt tnink Wolwrlev fought with other wv-araoai tbaa those of open war. If be did aot. he asurDd aa twin rewporfwttMltv. and, had he suffrred defeat at Tel-el-Kehir. wrmld have be forever diwgrse-d for so lightly countering sorb a tajml.- risk, Londm Wor A, ,1? "'