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TIE COUITY IUT Of lOIAM COUITT,
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W. R. & F. J. MEAD,
ruBLt«Hr.iu nopnimm.
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Court HOIIM.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION!
%1Saery,onr year. strictly In advance. 11.01
SWIT/.KUI.ANJ ha built one thou
sand inns since tourists bcgaa visiting
that country.
JM'SAN Ii. AVTIIOXV is nevonty-LWO
year.* o il. yet she hopes to live to sou
women vote and have the mme right
lis men to propose ina-riage.
Two I1F.HU WS own the site of
nnc'ont Baby: on, wlifre their ances
tors wore captives and slaves.
TIIKKF. are still ove:* ten million
f^uiire iniles of unoccupied district*
in various heathen land4 where mis
sionaries thus Tar have never ontered-
P. MYF.TT, accoin{)unied by a dog,
has driven in a buy try from California
to Pennsylvania. He reports that th
"going" is more or less miscellaneous
CHAIRMAN COOI.EY, of the Inter
State Commerce Commission, pay
his own railroad fare, and thinks tha
everybody else ought to follow hi
example.
IT is said that an invention wliict
promises to revolutionize the methoc
of discharging fire-arms has beer
lately under the consideration of the
British War Office. It consists in firing
the cartridge by electricity.
MR. GLADSTONE'S library at Ho
ward en is one of the finest private li
braries in England. It has more than
twenty thousand volumes. Mr. Glad
stone loans his books out to any one
in the neighborhood who wants to
read them.
SWITZERLAND has apprised Min
ister VVashburno that full indemnity
will be paid the two American travel
ers who, mistaken for pickpockets,
were recently locked up in Lucerne
nlao, that ample verbal apology will
le made them.
REV. DR. JOHN R. PAXTOX, of New
York, is something of a pessimist. lie
said in a late sermon: "While people
are to-day more humane than over be
fore, there is to much dishonesty that,
by my soul, if stealing were to be pun
ished by stoning to death, all the
quarries in the world would soon be*
come exhausted."
LETTER carriers in attendance at
the recent G. A. R. encampment in
Milwaukee formed an association,
with W. H. Wood, of Detroit, Mich.,
president The association favors
pensioning letter-carriers, and also
the wearing by them of stripes on the
arm like (sergeants' chevrons, each
stripe representing four years of serv
ice.
THE announcement is made that
Representatives of the State of Vir
ginia will push a claim for $120,00C
borrowed by General Washington from
that State to build the White House,
which was never repaid. The request
will be made that the sum bo appro
priated for the construction of a Na
tional highway from Washington tc
Alount Vernon.
I- lU-'-g
AT the limestone quarry of Fetei
Cailanan at South Bet'ileliem. N. Y..
the largest displacement of rock at
one bhut ever made in this country
was accomplished recontly. Twenty
two thousand tons of rock came crash
ing down. The force used was one
ion of dynamite placed in several
ho|p*. driven to tho depth of thirty
feet in the solid rook.
THROUGHOUT Italy the principal
towns a e. one after another, provid
ing buildings for tho treatment ol
hydrophobia according to Pasteur's
system, and the municipal council of
Homo has lately dccideJ to devote the
necessary sum of money to furnishing
a Pasteur institute them This is a
strong proof of the increasing confi
dence felt in the treatment.
MRS. SALLY B. WEEKS BICKXAM,
then a blushing bride, went to house
keeping seventy-three years ago in a
f-nug farm-house on the west slope ol
Mount Prospect, X. II. Tho other day
in this same house, where she had
lived ever since, she celebrated her
one hundredth birthday, and was
•stn ng enough to receive not only her
children, grandchildren and great
grandchildren, but also a large num
ber of her friends and acquaintances.
IN what «a« the room of "Black
liart." tho young Michigan highway
man wlnhas been robbing stages, cars,
etc by wholesale of late, there were
found M0 yellow-backed dime novels
oil a I subjec's. from the rescue of th€
••Indian Princess'' to the successful
lobbery of tho Pikutown stage coach.
His rccord of a half-dozen stages, a
train a»d steeping-car and several sol
itary travelers, accompanied by twe
murder 4 and several felonious as
faults, is *on£ of which even his
hero ?s of yellow backed fiction coulo
bu proud.
4- T. TIIOWHKIIMJK. whosO etories for
l»oy*s hn ve made him famous, was bom
in lN-V in Western New York. He
taught himself Latin, French and Ger
I lan. Ho writes at the present time
j'lmost wholly for tho Youth's Com
panion and makes a handsome income.
He i« a tail, fresh-looking man, with
very pleasant face. -His hair is
white, but otherwise he does not show
liis years. He has never cared lor
wuj'ety and lives in retirement in Bos
toil. He has a taste f-»r speculation,
lot has newr indulged in it to any
^i-eat extent.
Ix a recently published memoir
tSarali Pugh, a well-known Ijuakeress,
tells how, when somebody complained
ibout tho poor show made by America
in the great exhibition of l£ol, she re
plied: "You must remember that
America is young—that I, a woman
now living, remember when we used
to ask for the return of a pin that had
l»iH»n borrowed, and one of o\^ school
l-iottoes was:
To see a Din and let it lie
You'll come to want before you«l:e.
Miss Pugh. it should he added, was
l«orn iu 18h.
friuxAL-SKHVH K GKKKi.Y. Wiggins,
l)e Voe and other weather prophets
should be thankful that they live in
hrislian land. 'J'ho Emperor of
China has had a court astrologer be
{Haded for making a false prediction.
VOL XXX.—NO. ol.
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NE'.VS COMPILATION.
FROM WASHINGTON.
AT th- leading cl-:u'1ng houses In the
S ni.es the echanges riming tho
wock ended on tho 7th ngu ejjated
iti*!,'. 41.'71, against- $ ft"-?,-} 2!.
118:
$ the pre
vious week A* contoured with the cor
responding week of tha increase
amounted to 11.'2.
I'RK
I'»KNT HAr.nisrN on the 11th re
?eive.i ths resignation of Corporal Tanner
as CoinintsH'omT of Pensions.
CK tin 11 lb t':e one hundredth anni
versary o' the opening of the United States
ftcasury Department occurred.
THE EAST.
FIRE on the titii in JcAr'es' rag and Junk
(Purehousa at Albany, V V caused a loss
about fUX»,(XK). Ti e employes became
panic-stricken, and three young women
were fatally hurt
OM tha Uth Taylor's bustle manufactory
at llridgeport, Conn., vhere about nix hun
dred jji. la were employed, shut down in
detiutrely. the bustle 1) iving gone so largely
out of fashion that comparatively no de
mand lor it remained
AT Wilkesbarre, Pa., and surrounding
towns a shock of earthquake wan felt on
the evening of the loth. At about the same
time Ave acres of the Delaware A Hudson
mine at Plymouth caved in, but no one was
hurt.
ALONG the Atlantic coast a storm of
great severity was sweeping on the 10th.
At Coney Island and West Brighton hun
dieds of pa\ilioiis had been destroyed,
causing a lorn of *2)0,000, and the beautiful
surroundings of the big hotels at Brighton
and Manhattan beaches bad been made
rcene of desolation. From Bay Head to
Barnegat City the damage, both by wind
and wave, had been unprecedented in the
history of the coast. It was also reported
that several lives had been lost by the
wrecking of vessels.
THE death of Congressman 8. 8. Cox oc
curred on the evening of the 10th in his
home at New York, at the ego of sixty
five yearn The cause of his death was
heart failure. Mr. Cox was first elected to
Congress in 1857, and had beeu a member
of the lower house ever since with the ex
ception of two terms He had a reputa
tion as an effective and humorous speaker,
writer and lecturer.
JOEL 8. OnnwAT, aged eighty years,
liviug near Loudon, N. H., was robbed on
the 10th of $9,500 b.v two confidence men
at the point of a revolver.
THF. famous horse Liourke Cochran fell at
the water jump in a steeplechase at
Albany, N. Y., on the 10th, breaking both
fore legs below the knee, and had to be
shot, thus ending the career of what was
once the best steeple-chaser in tho country.
THE Democrats of New Jersey in State
convent on on the 10th at Trenton renom
inated Leon Abbett for Governor.
ON
the 10th the eighth annual National
encampment of the Sons of Veterans was
formally opened at Paterson, N. J., by Com
tnander-in-Chief Abbott
IN the vicinity of New York the storm
oontinued w i unabated vigor on the 11th
Several wrecks were reported along the
coast, and accounts of damage at seaside
resorts continued to come in. Ocean steam
ships were arriving all ri^ht At Lewes,
Del., many ships were reported wrecked
and over forty lives were known to have
been lost. Ocean City, Mary land's leading
summer resort, and Atlantic City, N. J.,
were wrecked.
ON the Uth the body of Miss Anna Meatl,
the Binghamton young woman who com
mitted suicide at Niagara Falls on tho 5th,
came to the surface on the Canadian side
of the whtrlpool and waa secured.
A
HAI.F mile of ground just outside the
town of Plymouth, Pa settled over a coal
mine on the 11th, aud several mules in the
iniue at the time were killed. The miners
escaped.
Ox the Uth Mrs. Margaret A. Dillard. of
E
as ton. Pa. whose husband was murdered
recently, confessed that her paramour
William F. Bartholomew, fired the f:tal
shot and that she was an accessory to the
c: ime.
JOSEPH AVRINGTON claiincd to have dis
covered a silver mine in the mountains
near Conneilsville, Pa on the 12th.
ON the l'Jth the two hundred and fifty
fourth anniversary of the settlement of
Concord, N. H., was celebrated. Wilton, N.
II., founded one hundred and fifty years
ago, also celebrated.
OVER forty sailors were drowned off
L*»wes, Del., in the great storm, and feoms
of ships were on the 12th making a hard
battle for life there. The storm was sub
tivliu3 in the neighborhood of Atlantic
City. N. J., and re^rts of the great dam
age to property iircnat vicinity oontinued
to come iu.
THE death of Cap
tut A Janios Itees, aged
sixty-nine years, the celebrated boat-build
er, occurred on the 12tli at Pittsburgh, l'a.,
alter a prolonged illness. Captain Itees
was the tir.-.c manufacturer in the world to
make a steel-plirte boat
AT their National encampment at Pater
pon, N. J., on the 12th the Sons of Veterans
elected Charles (iriliiu, of Indiana, Com
mander-iu-Chiet, to succeed General Ab
bott.
I)n. BAMTETT concluded his six days'
shooting at Buffalo, N. Y.. on tho 12th. hav
ing broken in that time (4,017 glass balls,
beating Dr. Carver's record by over 4,00J.
Bartlett also broke 500 balls in fourteen
azinutus, and broke n in eigbt seconds.
WEST AND SOUTH.
A Bon,".it exploded on the Uth on tho farm
it John W. Snyder, near Carboudale, III
ausing the death of Snyder and four
ther tnen
THE water from an abandoned mine
Durst into the White Ash colliery at Golden
Col, on tlie Uth, drowning ten miners,
whose bodies cottld not be recovered for
two or three weeks.
THE celebration of the anniversary of the
defense of Baltimore, Mtl., iu the war of
1M2 against the British began in that city
on the 0th. President Harrison viewed the
parade.
ON the '.Kh eleven influential citizens of
Marion lnd., satd to: have been the White
Caps who whipped Mrs, Asencth Street
aud ber daughter recently, were indicted.
IN
Montana forest tires on the Jth did
nearly t,l,UK),OOi) worth of damage. The
flames spread with such rapidity that
many petfstins'narrowly escaped with their
lives.
TIIKKT: young sous of C. C. Baker, Chria
topher, Ollic aud George, were drowned on
the Kill in Tuolomne river near Modesto,
Cal.
liRf.fi.ATOKh on the 10th murdered liose
moiul Cormier and his daughter Ilosalle,
aged fifteen years, near Lafayette,
IA,
be
cause they disregarded an order to leave
tlie placc.
DEMOCRAT* of Washington Territory in
session on the 10th at Kllensburg uomi
uated Ei gene Simple for Governor and
Samuel Wheelwright and Thomas C. Grif
fith for Congress.
IN the Constitutional convention at Santa
Fe, N* M., on the 10th a majority refused to
permit the incorporation of a woman's
suffrage clause in the articlu relating to an
elective tranchisc.
AT Decatur, 111, Henry Starr shot and
killed his mother early on the morning of
the 10th, mistaking her for a burgiar.
OH the 10th five men belonging to the
United State* monitor Passaic were drowned
by the oapsizing of a boat oft" Sandy Point,
Md.
CHARLESTON
(Miss.) advices of the 10th
e.iy that seven negroes had be^n killed
t'loro within forty-eight hours, including
George Allen, he Le Flore County in
eud ary, who was hanged. The total num
Iter of killed up to date was estimated at
one hundred.
WILLIAM
BRII.T. was put off a train on th
Uth at Baker's Station, Ind., for not paying
his fare, whereupon hi shot, and killed the
conductor. James Ijemon.
A Moii took Franklin Stack (white) and
David ,Boon-i tblnck, both murderers,
(rout jail at Moigaatoa, JL U, on tha Ulk
Mad banged theia.
IN Eastern Tennessse the coal miners
were out on strike on the 11th for higher
Wi'tres. and inanv families were fn want
FROM all portion* of Northern, North
eastern and Northwestern Texa* repf'ik* of
the Uth were to the effect that great dam
are li »d been done to proi»erty and crops
by floods.
IN tho Constitutional convention at
Chevenne, Wy. a resolution wits sed
on the Uth fixing th number of Senntors
at, !i:teen tt«l IJepiesentatives at thirty,
the former to serve four years and the laU
ter two years.
TIIE geyser-* and boi'ing springs in Yel
lowstone Park, Colorado, wt re on the 11th
reported to be in a furious state of
ac.ivity, inch-ding the wells that were sup
posed to he exrinct. Scientists claimed that
this outburst had some connection with
the great storm pre^vailing on the Atlantis
coast.
A BOILEK in a sash, door and blind factory
atOak'and, Cal.. exploded on the 11th, de
molishing the eng nn-house and killing
four men. Several others were severely
ininred
WHITE CAPStook William Brown, of Heth
township, Ind., from his bed on the night
of the Uth, tied him to a tree in his yard
and gave him fifty lashes on the bare back
In the presence of his family.
AT
Clarkdale, Miss., Louis Mortimer (col.
orcd), charged with aiding in the recent
killing of Eider Puckett, was lynched by
mob of armed men on the 12th.
ON the 12th the National Association ol
Colored Baptists met iu Irdianapolis. Ind,
Some of the delegates were assaulted by a
mob at Boxley, Ga., while en route. Reso*
lutions were adopted denouncing Southern
outrages and the murder of blacks, and ra«
solving to lay complaints before the Presi
dent and Governors of Southern States and
ask for investigation.
ON the Pith John Orenland, a farmer
near Pecatonica, III, killed himself be*
cause one of his horses and a cow were
fatally injured in a barbed-wire fence.
A
DECREE w as granted in the Tucker di
vorce ease in Chicago on the 12th in just
ten minutes after the first notice was filed.
This was the speediest divorce trial on reo*
ord.
A CASE of rare and valuable coins belong
ing to Mrs A P. Reynolds was stolen from
the floral hall at the Montgomery County
Ind.) fair on the 12th. The collection was
valued at $2,(100.
JAMES DERRELI., of Findlay, O.. an em
ploye in the rolling mill, was killed on tha
12th by a piece of red-hot iron which struck
him on the leg and ran upward until it
came to his back. Over three feet of tha
iron parsed through him.
WHITE CAPS or regulators burned a
negro church on the 12th at Post Oak,
aw per County, Miss. The negroes wers
charged with conspiracy against the
whites.
AT the county fair in Springfield, 111., on
the 12th a palace built entirely of coal
taken from Sangamon County veins, and
unique in architecture, was dedicated.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
Ajou'AL returns received in Dublin on tha
9th showed that 7s,» st persons emigrated
from Ireland during the past year.
IN the boat race in London on the 9th for
tha world's championship, Searle, the
Australian, defeated William O'Connor, the
ehampion of the United States and Canada
It is said that Canadians lost 940J,000 on the
race.
AT Killarney five members of a christen
ing party were drowned on the 9th by tha
upsetting of their boat.
THE Paiis municipality gave a. banquet
on the *.th to Mr Edison, the inventor. It
was very largely attend d.
THE death of Ira Paine, tho celebrated
American marksman, unequaled with shot
gun, rifle, pistol or revolver, occurred in
1'LIlis on the luth from inflammation of the
bowels.
IN the Whitechapel district of London tho
mutila'ed remains of another fallen woman
were found by the police on the luth. All
the ci:cuiustauce3 attending it proved that
the murder was the work of the same mys
terious assassin by whose hand so many
victims have lid en.
A SCHEME for the construction of a ship
canal between Edinhurg and Glasgow was
reported on the Uth. The capital was
placed at iT.OOJ.oCO.
FIRE de troyed the town of Shoat Lake,
Man., on the Uth.
DISPATCHES of the Uth say that Henry M.
Stanley was marching toward Mombassa,
after fighting his way through the hostile
country of the Umjoro and Uganda tribes
and conquering the natives. He had es
tabli.died the authority of the British East
Africa Company over fcbe country from the
upper Nile to the east coa»t.
A WHIRLWIND devastated Lulu Island, in
British Columbia, on the 12ih, and whole
r«^ts were uprooted, but no lives were
lost.
THE death of William Gooderhain,
millionaire philanthropist and temperance
advocate of Toronto, Out., occurred sud.
denly on the 12th ot1 heart disease while at
tending prayer-meeting. He had just fiu
ished a jnyit
LATER.
Almost a Miracle.
LTKCBBUSO, Va., Sept. 15 —A special
Mormon emigrant train on the Norfo.k St
Western railroad was wrecked early this
morning about four miles below
this city. The wreck was caused by a
small bridge Riving away after the en
giue and baggage car passed over it. The
water in the creek was very high, caused
by one of the heaviest rainstorms ever
known in this section. The emigrants
numbered 160. Two cars plunged into the
creek, and strange to say, no one was
killed and only fifteen or twenty hurt,
uoue of them seriously. All the passen
gers were badly shaken up, but when
brought here Elder W. P. Payne, in charge
of tho party, stated that none were crip
pled and alt would proceed on their jour
ney as soon as a train eould be made up.
There ware nine Mormou eidfg* tto
party.
A Great CoultagrattaM*
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Sept. 15.--Bamberger,
& Bloom & Co's. one of the three
largest wholesale dry goods end notion
houses in Louisvillo, is completely da*
stroyed by fire. The loss will reach near
ly a million dollars, but the insurance
will nearly cover the loss. Five firemen
were certain.y caught by falling walls
and killed, and two morj are reported
under tlie debris. They were working
close up in the rear wnen the rear walls
fell, and they were crushed beneath
Four have beeu taken out dreadfully
mangled. The five firemen whose bodies
have bjen recovered from tho fire are
Capt. Ed Early, Ham Stackligliter, oho
Mcnoban, Ed Wheeler aud Pat Foley.
Through the KapliU.
NIAOABA FALLS, N. Y., Sept. 15.—Today
Waller G. Campbell, of Youngstown, N. Y.
made the trip successfully through the
rapi is of Niagara go rgc below tho falla
W.th unflinching stroke, Campbell pulled
slowly from the dock toward tha center of
the river, wearing his suit of sixteen
pieces of cork, each five by fourteen
inches, and one inch thick. When his
boat was upset by a huge wave his cork
suit buoyed hitn up nicely. He enterod
the whirlpool, was carried by the tierce
current into the maelstrom, and by strong
swimming reached the shore in safoty.
A 9X00,000 Fire.
ST. JOSEPH, MO., Sept. 1.1.— About 10:SD
this evening, just as the entertainment to
the St Josoph Exposition had closed, a
tire broke out in the main hall, a mugn fi
cent building 1,100 feet in length, und
filled wit'i all manner of exhibits. The
eutire building and contents were con
sumed, iu spite of tiio most heroic efforts
of the fire department It is understood
that nothing was saved but tho carriage
which was budt to convey Gen. Lafayette
during his visit to this country in the
year 1843. Tha origin of the fire is
to have been from the electric light
THE GREAT STORM.
A l.Mru* N mlier «,f V a r«-ekptl t»»«'
Jinny SHI or* I tit•! (.ritvo in tliu ltoiliii
ttrl— The i'Mnle Atlantic I'ltjr Iln-liis
the Height of the T-nip«*t.
LEWES,
HBNtPtt
"ft
Th.s schooner A. I. Snow, of Tav.nton,
Mass., prohnbly from Philadelphia, w as dis
covered this afternoon fcetwe.-n the Brown
shoals and tho Brandy wine by a tug. The
•chooucr was iu a liiir concl ti n, though
die had been abandoned 'l ho tug pas-ed
up and doivn repeatedly and whistl.-d, but
thi're was no response of any kind from
tha st hiioiior. She probably carried a crew
nine. No trace of the crew has been dis
covered.
The water lies in a basin five feet deep
ihe whole length of the meadows. Broad
Hill crcak hus broadened into an arm of
ihe bay. Hughenville, a settlement of
riiotH and fishermen on the Leach, is sur
rounded by water. Most of the families
left the ranie houses of the fettloinent
Wednesdiv night, but a few stick to their
tiouu-s in the very teeth of the sea and gala
WILMIMI ON, D?1, S.'pt 1 {. Advices re
jeived here sti.to that the three-masted
k hooner ashore at Slaughter s l» uch, Del
the Ouie ami Brisk, troni uinl.es Falls,
Mex., New York to I'hiladelpl ia, to load
with il, oomm: ndel bv John U:chard-ou
All hand» were saved, but the vessel is
total loss. Tho schooner Belle, ol Dover, is
also ashore, lo ule I with sugar for Miiford
Del. Tho schooner Ella 11 S mp.son weut
ashore near Hog Island Wcdws lay ulglir
mid will l« a total loss Specials state
that thre schooners ami four bar
went down near Brandy wino shoals
riioy woro close to the schooner
E. and Bryan, and all on boaid
were lost. The bulges were loadev
with coal from Philadelphia. The estimate
of lossoithj uto'.e vessel is thirty-nine
livea The pilot boat E. W. Tunueil, of
LJWCS,
left last frunday, and has not been
heard of *inee. S'.ie had four pilots on
board and a crew of eight ui-.ni The New
Jersey pilot boa. Edmund* was blown
icrost the bay and grounded on the Jersey
jou*t.
Advices by wire from Breakwater say
that the torm is slowly .bnting. but the
waves ar" dashing ro high that tin stranded
vessels aie going to pieces. The bark Dor
:is Eeko: v en ashore loaded with rail
road c::r.s ami nrich n-.'iy irom tho Harlan
V Ibd.ing-iworth Conipnnv, of Wilniiugtoi
the earg is valued at $'.•». (K, and the ves
sel was bound for 11 io Janeiro Fifty ves
sels are n- w safo iu Breakwater. Reports
damage ill along the coast arc con
tinned.
NEW YOUR, S pt PL—All the transnt
lantic aud toast steamers arriving here
hav.' the sail e story to tell of ri ihe seas
met iu ih.i pi ogres The Ward line steam
sr Columbia, from Havana is now thr
Jays oven.in and e. nsid .'rablc anxiety is
felt in shipping ei es here lor
t'Jc vest
el s safety. Tho Steame
t'ity of 1 .ime, wh'ch anived troni
Liverpool, *t the steamer Ar /una, hencc
for I.iveri oi«l, on Tuesdav af.ern,.n, an
took oil" Pilot Jr.oob Lockmunn, who
brought tl e ity of Home into port. Th
Nat onal line steamer England, from Elver
[too!, repoits that she was struck by the
st rm Tuef«l y eveuiug. Tho wind audstui
were lerribb One of hor lir.-m-n was
washed o. t-ihoaid. The steamer was ul
most turiu ,)ver by the iMindiined force o
the wind MIU se i. She careened over until
the tips of lur yards dipped into the water.
CAPE MA» Conrr-iiocsE. J.. 1
Eleven lie us and pavilions have been
destroyed litre and the storm continues,
i'ho Wild.vt'od Hotel at Wildwood i»
total loss and part of tbo sea wall is gone
Sea Isle (ity. Ocean Citv Mid Avalou are
cut off fiorj coinmunicat.t)!!. It is be
tieved that Townstuid's Inlet druwbriTlg
and several c^ttagcs at Sea Isle wore do
itroyeu.
..
HAI.ISUI'I.T,
THE IOWA PLAIN DEALER
Del., Sept. 1:1. The present sU
•h: s p-overt to be the most disastrous ex
vtfiwd here sines I#17. Thirty ves 1*
were wrecked within sight of town, at
least as many more wont u«hore further
iown, and about sixty per-ons perished
Wedno.-dav night, 'lhe pecuniary loss
is estimated at •,() ,0 0 The capta n
snd nine men of the Kate E Morce
which it was teared had goni down, have
been s.ived nfter two days and n ghts of
srreat hardship and are safe here. They
report, ho.vev.jr, th:it the captain and
rew of seven or nine of the scho 'lier
Walter F. Parker were certainly
drowned. They saw the men go down one
ft..- .almost before their eyes No part
of th•? Parker has yet been found. Captat-.i
Peter Ne son and three men of the barge
t\iLda, bound to Philadelphia from Bos
ton, came ashore in their own dot*,
lhe crcw of the barge To
wanda. of Philadelphia, are on the tug
Arsrns. w hlch took them off aft-r the old
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iraft had begun to break up and sink. Th
arge Walluee, of Th'-adjlphia, and the
a ge St Cloud, of Bath, have gone to
•toces, and great anxiety is fe cncern
n^ the fate of their crews. They carried
ive men each, and it Is tVatvit they are 1 jst
At -'nylight the life-saving crew rescued
She steward of the Mi:a A. lleed and his
*ife from the rigging. The two .d lashed
themselves iu the rigging on Tuesday
evening. They had only beeu married
.hrea week*, and the voyage was
heir wedding trip. The night was full
3f terror lor the sailois. for they
perished ilmost within call ot hundreds of
willing men w ho were unable to help them.
The vessels weie tossed about at tha mercy
af the elements, ard when they went
ishore and the crews attempted to esea e
:hc angry waves caught them in their em
i/iace an-l hurried tlie poor fellows to
wateiy graves.
Md., Sept 1H.—LLOports
hist comiog in from Wicomico Cgatity
They shov a preat deal of damage. Tl|»
fruit crop is ruined. All the apples
pears have bee.i blown oil tha tree and ii
many cases tho orchards are torn up. Tin
farmers s-.rtor heavily through prostrated
fencing, aud tho blowing away of stacks of
hay and lodder.
ATLANTIC CITV, N. J., Sept. IX. -This city
Is still isolated, with six miles of raging se
cutting off ull communication with tho out
side world Th i water has sproad itself i
everf dir-clion through the city and i
pouring th.vugi-»very avenuo. The drink
ing-watnt tpp*,* ui foiled and the rest
CRKSCO, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1889. WHOLE NUMBER 1550.
lei.ts are catching rain to supply their
neeils.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Sept. i::. -Five
loaded trains left this city Thursday. By
o-uight \»*M people will have gone, 'l he
first train out bad eight passctigor
coaehet and a baggage car, all crowd
ed, even to the standing ro»'i:. Tha
trip across tho meadows was rte
not «oon to be forgotten. Hundreds
of pit asurc boats of allsiz.es and descrip
tions were packed cl^se to the road-bed.
The. masts of many of thein had to be cut
iway to permit trains to cross. The water
was otiii high on the meadows and almost
reached the fires in the locomotives. W W.
Donnelly, a telegraph operator, was the
first itt rson to re cb the city from the
main h.ud. It r. quired six hours to make
the journey of five miles from Pleasant
vlllc. He had to swim a distance of iKKi
feet, and the greater part of the way he
walked in three feet of wnter on the rail
road tits. It is estimated that l.Vi,000 will
not cover the loss to Atlantic City and her
inter* sis,
PIIIT.APEIPHIA, Sspt. Ui. -Five daring men
who tought their way through the sea from
At untie City to Pleasantville and camo
thence lo this city by rail tell this story
of the attempt of the people of Atlantic
City to escape by train on Tuesday:
The people, terror-stricken by the storm,
hurried to the depots as if their
l.ves depended on their alacrity. Four
heavily laden "storm Bieoials" left the
Camden A Atlantic and Reading stations,
each with a locomotive in front and rear.
The high tide was ncaring i'.s full
limit and the hurricano was increas
ing in strength. The sweeping wind
throw the water against the car windows
and the heavy coachvs rocked to and
fro as if in momentary danger of overturn
ing. Long before the main land was
reached the eng nes were plowing through
three feet of water which threatened to put
out the fires a regular sea was ahead and
there was no alternative but to rctnrn
The engines weio reversed and
tlie trip back, now doubly hazard
ous because the waters had risen sev
eral inches, began. Hardly a furlong had
been pursued when the fires were extin
guished by the rushing torrents of water,
which now dashed against the cats with
terrific force, breaking the windows and
completely enveloping the trains in sheets
ot spray.
When it became known to the passen
gers that their trains were helpless and
at the mercy of the the rising waters there
was a scene of panic that beggars descrip
tion \J"oiUf*n scream-id ami fainted, chil
dred cried, and men gave way to despair.
It wps only when the conductors
went from car to car and declared
that relief engines had been telegraphed for
that the frightened passengers becamo
more hopeful. When the rescuers did come
it took a mighty effort to pull the train
over the sunken and twisted tracks, and it
was o'clock in the afternoon before the
last train-load of weary passengers was
pulkd slow ly iuto the Camden & Atlantic
station.
The fire on Ocean terrace caused another
panic. A guest at the Mansion Honse,
where there were ovtr -N people, the
greater number being women and chil
li-en d^sciibes thi midnight scene inci
dent to tliJ fire as follows:
"The women came rushing downstairs With
blai ehed faces, wringing tlie hands and cry
ing as the day of judgment had
come. Outside banging shutters, creak ng
s gas. the howling liurr.care, the hiss and
sW.s.h of the sway.ng trees, the rushing,
baag.ng U're-engiues, and the ec-.ieral
comri'it'on attcuil.u. a tire at n^bt nruck
terror to the hearts of these women and they
limid.ed together in ihe ia-!ois ar.d prayed
ai.il so!i ed and 1 stened to tho condoling
words of the me.', who knew lull well that the
dan.'cr was still far off."
When the high tide of Tuesday struck
the frail dwellings along Mediterranean,
Baltic und Arctic avenues a stampede took
plate. In one instance a woman was
carrie by her two staiw art brothers to a
plr.ee of safety. In another, a mother
and father deserted their babe, aud on
returning later, fouud the little
one d. Men swam from tlicir flooded
houses, bearing in their arms their babes,
wives, mothers or sisters Boats plied
to and fro, carrying weeping women
and torritied children to high grouinl.
No cttort was mad to save per
soual property, so sudden and un
expected was tho terrible flood. Horses
wtre drowned in their stables, and dozens
of houses were picked up bodily by tho
waves and thrown across the rail oad
tiac i. or carricd squares away irom their
original locations.
Late on Tuesday night the shrill whistle
ot a steamer was heard above the roaring
of tiij surf. Sho had come ashore op
posite Arkansas avenue. and her
signals of distress were romptlv re
sponded to by the crow of the Atlantic
City iite-saviug station. They hurried
along the beach with their apparatus, but
the great waves made any attempt at res
cue impossible. The colored toward
jumped overboard and was washed
ashore in a dazed and exhausted condi
tion. Captain Bowen thinks that the
steamer went to piee?s during the night
and that her crew perished in the angry
s -a. 1 ire-buckets and a water cask were
found on the beach in the morning in
scribed with the name Pbiladoux, and
theiv is but little doubt that they belouged
to the ill fated steamer.
The people in llciuy Fegcl's Thorough
faie Hotel found it necessary to leave
Tuesday afternoon The currc it was too
strong to aduiit o? rowing a boat and Mr.
l'cgel tnd six strong men took
party of thirty people on foot from
the Thoroughfare Hotel to Atlantic City
proper. The women were led several
hundred yards through tho water, which
was up their necks. There were twelve
small children iu the paity, several ot
w hom belonged to Mr. Van Horn, a cos
turner of Philadelphia, w ho was one ot thr
p««y-
STOLE 2,000 HORSES.
Anwt mt a au% ol' Tliiov^i Headed kj
citr
IHEYE.NE, Wy. T.. tept l:» By tho ar
rest tit I.usk of l-'rank Watson und live
others the authorities wilT be able to rid
Noriliern Wyoming of a gang of whole
sale horse thieves who have menaced
the live-stock iiulustry for more than
a year. It is estimated that these
men have stolen nearly 2,IM horses.
(attic outfits have been crippled by
the depredators, mauy firms being
unable to make a tlioroug I round-un
from 1 ck of mounts for tho cowboys, aud
sheriff Williams, of onverso County, uoulel
have longsiueo brok *n up the gang but for
the fact tha- Frank Watson, his most trust
ed deputy aud city marshal of the new town
of Casper, was leader of tho band. He
consitlt"d Watson and was of course thrown
on the wrong trail. The traitorous officer
showed tight when arrested, but was
quickly silencvd. Watson and his compan
ions had sixty stolen horses grazing in a
camp when uaplured. The gang stole
eighty horses l«*t mouth.
PHENOMENAL WORK.
At llnifij^i l»r. Il.trilett Itroakv Gt.017
ilU In Nix Ilityw. Completely
I th* Ites-imt Mmle ly Dr.
(•Inns II
l|ys'.nir
CnrtLr!
P.IT|.VLO, N. Y., Sept !Jf'~Dr. Partletton
Thursday concluded Atccessfully his at
'(•mpt to »eat Dr. Coip-^fr's rccord of break
ing (»,(Koglass.ballshi six,days. Dr. Bart
lett began Satfjrdwy at a iu., and con
tjuued- two IT®**"hours a day. On tho
tir.st dny, ho brok- l"-\02.» Sunday, 10,017.
Monday, 'U»,to.\ Tuesday, 10,.'111 Wedne#.
Ilay, y.ti '.I Thursday, 11 ,I7.J. He finished
atop, yesterday with a total of (U, 017.
The third day he was timed (unknown to
him* and he broke .'i00 balls in 17 minutes
and a oonsccutive ."00 in is minuter
Then ho made a spurt to break tho record
and broke ."00 in 14 minutes, breaking Oak
ley's record of lOe) in S minutes and 10 sec
onds. Dr. Bartlett also achieved the phe
uom«nal record of braiddsff 10 kali* fci
SlOVtldA
TANNER RESIGNS.
The I'tnsitui liiul mifr SotlflM tha
'trsfilttnt of Ills l»e« rm to Vir*t« Ills
Office—Causes Which I.r:»U to Ills Ac
tion.
WASHINGTON,
Sept Pi President Harri­
son oas received the resignation of James
V»". Tallin as Commissioner »f Pensions.
In his letter conveying the i t-si .nation it is
laid the Commissioner writes that ho ree
Dgu z es that differences exist between hiin-
If and the Secretary of the Interior re
specting the admintst!
at ion of th Pension
Bureau, nnd that, these differences being
radical, in the iutere-t of a thoroughly sat
isfactory administration of tlie office he
should resign
One report WPS that. President Harrison
had advised Commissioner Tanner to re
sign. General Alger, Couruiander-in-Chlef
of the (.rand Army. Governor ForaXer, of
ytlio, and Commander Wilson, of Kansas,
are said to have telegraphed Tauner urg
ing him not to resign, while Mra. Tanner is
reported to have a id that if her husbnnd
resigned she would choo&e totuke in wash
ing rather than that he shemld accept the
ftiee of United States Marshal for New
York.
Wednesday night a committee of the dis
trict Grand Army, headed by General Si S.
Burdett, ex-Comnirinder-iii-Chief, called at
the White Hons» to s je the President in
behalf of the Pension Commissioner, but it
after he had retired. He sent
word that he wou'd be glad to see them
i:i the morning. Several Graud Army
friends spent the evening with the Com
missioner, but they d»eliucd to say what, if
any thing, was the result of their confer
ence. The Commissioner steadily denied
himself to news] pp?r men.
WASHINGTON, Sept 1. —The retention,
emoval and resignation of Commissioner
of Pendens Tauner
were subject' of pro
tracted conference's
at the Executive
Man "ion Wednesday
b'tween tho Presi
dent and most of his
Cabinet officers.
Informal conter
eue-es woro helil dur
ug the day between
the President nnd
Secretaries N o 1
and Tracy: but the
o i a n e
meeting to di«cuss
the matter diil not
onvenc until ne triy
M15- TAJiJiE!{
i p. in and las.e until about t» o'clock in
the evening. Secretary Noble was with the
resid-Mit as early as i o'clock. He brought
with hiin th report ol tho committee
which has investig ite 1 re rati ug in the
Pension »iiice during Comm ssioner Tan
ners administration, presumedly to be
u-ed as an argument for securing the Com
ud-sioner's v: cation o* the olxic
Now that Commissioner Tanner has va
cated, rumor is ri'e with canelielates to suc
eu him. Ex fmsiou Agent Poole.of New
York. cx-Congrcs ur.cn Brown, ot Ohio, and
'Ihomas, of IUi-iois. are already men
tioned among others for the placo.
Vice-President Morton arrived here
Wednesday from New York and called at
tin Wh'te House last evening while the
P. esiden and his Cabinet were e-onsldering
the ease of PenKion-t oinmi?sioner Tanner.
He was shown into the Cabinet room and
joined in the discussion.
Mr. Tanner's troubles arose through
charges of hieflieicncj- and indircretion
based on his ac-'.on in making special
a largo nunsiier of pension cases,
on the action of some of his
subordinates iu making re-ratings
for e :ch other, and on the •p-eeehes and
in erview* credited to the Commis.-iouer
iu the newspapers, and whose authenticity
he has no. uenled The comnrsdon in
ve.-tigating th» re-ratings in the office has
reported from time to time tot.ie Secretary
of the Interior t.ie discovery id' wholesale
re-ratings among the employes of the
otiice, to the partial exclusion of other pen
tior.or3
NLW YOKE. Kept Pi—General Sherman
said last night that Corporal Tanner's resig.
nation wo: Id not i ffcct the allegiance of
the Grand Arniv of the Hepablic cither one
w y or the other, as they were too sensible
a Lod.v ot* men to question any act of the
President.
CmcAcio, Sept. Pi—A Washington special
says that Tanner is to succeed General
P.osecrans as IlHgister of tho Treasury, and
that Congressman McKinley. of Ohio, has
bnn offereel tho position of Commissioner
of Portions McKinley left Chicago last
night for New York to attend the funeral
of Congressman Cox. From there he will
go to Washington, but it i« understood ho
will decline the os.tion as he has strong
I opes of lee ming Speaker of the House.
KANSAS CITY. MO., S.-pt PJ. Major
Will ar.i Wain-»r is r-'ported to have left
Kansas City for Washington in response to
a tel -gram from the President or the Sec
retary of th Interior asking him if he would
ae ?jt the jissltion of Comm'ssloner of
Pensions to snccead Commissioner Tanner
In event tha latt .r should l3 removed.
Major Warner was a member of the House
of llepresentat ves for two terms and aft
c.w ard w as Comniander-in-l hief of the
Grand Army ot th K-epuhlic. He was very
ptc ui-ir among the veterans, and ever since
ihe talk ot Tanner's romoval gan he has
i.ecn mentioned as among the possibilities
for tho succession
tusl«y Vict Ui'.t.lH OH His .Mareh Through
lIoHlile CunnlrloH.
B::- P.' Tho Jfouvement
Geographioue states thr.t Heury M.
S anlay is inarching toward Mombassa,
after fightnl.'g his way through the hostile
count, y of the Umjoro and Uganda tribes
and conquering the n stives. He has, the
paper says, established the authority of
the British East Africa Company over tho
country from the Upper Nile to the cast
coast The paper eiec ares that it is doubt
ful i: Emiu 1'asha. to whose relief tho
Stanley expedition was originally sent, is
accompanying Stanley to the coast
ltesulators in Louisiana Kill an O'.d
nittl 11* 15-Year Old Daughter.
NEW OTN.rANs, La., Sept. pi--The Pica
yune has a spec al from Lafayette say-1
lug: "A brutal murder was committed a
tow mile-i from this place, on the Abbeville
load Monday night Near the roadside
ood a small cabin aud iu it lay tho
mutilated boelicsof Hosemond rmier and
bis daughter llosalie, ago el !•". Both had
been murdered bv a band of regulators
who, alout twe» months ago, whipped
Coimier and ordered him to leave."
l-yiK-lted.
OUBixTrc, N. C., Sept. l'i—A siiecial to
the Chronlc'e savs that Frank Stack, a
white man, and Dave Boo.i-e icolored) wero
lynched at Morgauton, Burke County, about
o'clock Wednesday morning by a mob of
l."0 men who ove powered the jailor and
broke open the prisoners' cell. Stack waa
in jail on the charge of shooting Bobcrt
Parker last August, and Boone was charged
with killing Ela Hold tr, a white man, at a
camping ground about two weeks ago.
Tliroo llAhir« Drowned.
Ksx ASI IM H, Sjpt. l'i Christophar,
Ollie and George, three sons of C. C.
Baker, ngeel .respectively i 11 and il
years, were drowned Tuesday in the Tuo
lomno rive near Modesto, Cal.
Droufned In I lie Illinois Hlver.
CANTo*,-111.,
Sept l'i
A
sael accident oc­
curred at the Copperas creek lock oa tho
jjl^inois river near this city Tuesday even
in -. *1'. E Gihvicks, oi Si. Louis, an officer
ot the Gr.Miei Loetgj of Knighte of Pythias
•ot Missouri, and Paul PiUman, of Havana,
deputy circuit clerk of Muson County, 111.,
woro drou nod by the overturning of their
boat while fishing.
Four Llvr Ln t.
BAK FRANCISCO Sept. li—Four men em
ployed In the California sash, door and
blind laoiory were instantly killed by an
exp'esion of oue of the boilers. Two others
•re probably fatally injured, and two more
arc believed to be buried in the rutna,
ANOTHER BUTCHERY.
of
Tho Terribly MutiUteil Body of On*
More Fallen Woman Found In tha
Whitechapel District—Indications That
Two Fionrts Are at Work.
LONDON. Sept 11.—The nio»t horribls
murderyet perpetrated In the Whitechapel
district came to light Tuesday morning,
when a policeman discovered the body of a
disreputable woman lying under »he rail
way arch that spans Cable street. The
head rod legs had been at off and car
ried away and -he stomach ripped open,
leaving the bowels lying upon the ground.
The trunk was nude and a toru and bloody
undergarment lay on the ground be
side it From the fact that there
was no blood on the ground it isapp rent
that the woman was butchered somewhere
else and the body conveyed to the
place where it was found. Experts are of
opinion that the woman was killed at least
two days ago, and that the murderer, who
•eems to have possessed considerable sur
gical skill, must have consumed several
hoa,rs in the dlsscction of bis victim.
The body is evidently that of a young
woman between JO and 30 years of age, and
there is absolutely nothing about it in its
mutilated state to give the slightest clue to
its identity. Tho hands are not those of a
working woman, but there are no marks
upon the fingers by which it cou be con
jectured whether or no she had ever worn
a wedding ring.
It is thought that the work is that of
some other than the notorious Jack the
Ripper, and if so it reveals the fact that
there are two series of nrarders being com
mitted by two separate criminals under the
eyes of the police in the heart of Loudon.
Their deeds differ in tlie fact that the Ilipper
carries away portions of his victims' remains
which are untouched in the unfortunates
who fall by the knife of the unknown fiend.
Tuesday's is the fourth tragedy in which
only the trunk of a woman's body has beeu
found and the head and limbs not din
covered. The first was found at Kain
ham, where it had boen thrown up
by the Thames three years ago. The
second was the body found near Charing
Cross soon after. The third was the trunk
found in Battersea Park, East Spring, the
legs of which were afterward cast up by
the TbamcR. In these three instances the
bodies have remained unidentified and the
heads havo never been found The
present case will doubtless be iden
tical, as the prevailing theory is that
this murderer bludgeons his victims and
then severs and burns the beads, throwing
what other members lie Is unable to dis
pose of otherwise into the Thames Four
undetected murders, therefore. Ho at the
door of this savage. The seven murders
in which abdominal lacerations occurred
between April 3 and November, lS"s*
may be attributed to the Hipper, and the
one of July lti lapt to a near Imitator of the
eviscerator. In all twelve murders have
been committed under circumstances
which should render the perpetrators un
usually easy of detection, but to whom tha
police havo not the slightest clew.
One theory is that the affair is a hoax,
perpetrated by medical students, who took
the body from some dissecting room and
placed it tbsre in order to create an excite
ne&fcin the city.
SUNSET COX IS DEAD.
The Noted Statesman, Author and Wit
Expires at His Home In New York.
NEW YORK, Sept 11.—Congressman S. ii
Cox died at 8:&J o'clock Tuesday even
ing. Tbo eud was quiet, and the dying
i breathed his last as peacefully
as if falling into a Ugh' sleep. Mrs.
Cox, who had been scarcely away
from her husband's bedside for the last
two days and nights, held his left band,
while bis old friend Douglas Taylor held
the other He had been conscious all day
until about a quarter of an hour before the
end. Dr. Lockwooil was in attendance
at the time. Nicholas Kearney, Will
iam Hirschfield, two nurses and two
servants were iu the room All knelt
about the bed. Mr. Cox's last conversation
was about the four Territories whose State
hood he hoped to father. He mentioned
New Mexico and Arizona, and said some
thing abont making a great effort in their
behalf at the coming session.
Dr. Lock wood said that the immediate
cause of death was heart failure, and the
cause peritonitis. Telegrams were sent to
Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Repre
sentatives J. P. Leedom and to Speaker
Carlisle.
No arrangements have yet been made in
regard to the funeral or place of burial It
is Mrs Cox's wish to have the funeral as
simple as possible.
ISamuel Sullivan Cox was born in Zar.es
ville, O.. September 30, 1W4. He attended the
Ohio university at Athens and was graduated
at Brown ia 1S4C, supporting himself while in
college by literary work. He studied law,
practiced in Ohio, and in INY) K-eamo
editor ot the Columbus Statesman.
From that time he turned his attention
to politics. In 1836 he was appointed
Seeretary of Legation to L'ma, Peru, and on
his return was elected to Congress, serving
four terms, from 1S7 to 1W. lie was adele
gate to the Democratic Presidential conven
tions of lbti-1, lt08 and 1ST J. la 1866 he
moved to New York. In 18G8 he was elected
to Congress and served six consecutive
terms. In 1869 he made a v sit to South
ern Europe and Northern Africa, and
1883 to Northern Europe. In lWj he was ap
pointed Minister to Turkey, but returned to
New York the next year and was again elected
to Congress He was re-elected in INKS. HQ
has a reputation as an effective and humorous
speaker, writer and lecturer. It was wlhie ed
itor of the Ohio Statesman that he received
tho sobriquet of "Sunset," having obtained
the appellation from a description of a beauti
ful sunset witnessed by him and published la
his paper.l
An Old Man Robbed.
LOUDON, N. H., Sept 11.— Near hero on
Tuesday Joel S. Ordway, aged
SO
years, waa
robbed of 19 500 by two confidence men at
the point of a revolver. Ordway had drawn
the money from bank to show that be was
able to support bis title to his farm, which
he wanted to sell, and for the purchase of
which one of the swindlers pretcuded to bo
negotiating.
Michigan's Peach Crop Short.
HOLLAND, Mich., Sept 11.—The Michigan
peach crop is very short aud very
little fruit is being shipped. Saugatuck,
which last year shipped 10,000 baskets a
day, this season only sends out from .i00 to
1,000 baskets. Hardly a peach can be found
along the Kalamazoo river. Apples aro
not so scarce, and one packer bus contract
ed to furnish 10,000 barrels to an Eastern
ONG LEASSfc OF LIFE
JAMES TUNNY, of Boston, is 103 years
)ld and ia the full possession ot all his
faculties. Ho was born in Ireland.
HILDAII EI.woon ROCKWELL, of West
sort, Coun., recently celebrated her 100th
oirthday. She has borne nineteen chil
Irei..
SAMCBL WiLDKick, of Stoddartsville,
Pa., aged 07 years, walked to Wilkesbarre,
jver 20 mites, to visit a man. Mr. Wil
3rick is the father of 28 children. Two
weeks ago he cut two new teeth.
A WATKULOO veteran began his 101st
year lately in the province of Parona,
Brazil. The Germans ia tho neighborhood
assembled to do him honor, aud put a
crown of laurels on bis head, which, by
lhe way, is uot yet bald.
TBEKE seems to be a contest among the
States in respect to which one has living
within its borders the oldest pair of twins
Massachusetts claims the championship,
with Mrs. Stftllie Cole and Mrs. Hepzibah
Everett, of Dcdhani. They were born in
1797.
DEBOUAU POWEBS, tho senior partner in
the bank of D. Powers & Sons, Lansing
burg, N. Y., has just passed her U9th
birthday. 8ho is still in full possession of
all her faculties, and tulces a lively intcr
8st in current events. tShc has been ac
tively engaged in business fc more than
daif a century.
PLAIN DBALBH
EmTTHlKS IH THE L1SE
JOB WORK,
Bill Heads, Cards, Pos
ters, Circulars.
SittstactlM
IP
Reitmu. Prtinplnit
Prlci
fWair* tn a trial
mt
6uranteel
before
«rdarlnc w*mm-
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
—Edward Bellamy, author of "Look
ing Backward." was educated at Union
College, Schcnectady, and in
Ger­
many. He was a journalist for so mo
years.
Mrs. Emma IX E. N. South worth#
the story writer, is now seventy-two
years of age, and, although still bright
and active, requires constant atten
tion, owing to defective eyesight.
President Carnot. of France, is ft
literary niun of inheritance and habit.
He has written a good deal of poetry
which has never appeared in prist.
Parisians have tempted him in vain.
—According to Mr. Ruskin's latest
criticism there is no genius about tho
English language. He defines the
Welsh language as tho language of
music, the Scotch of poetry and the
Irish of wit.
Mr. Wilkle Collins Is short and
delicate-looking, with very small
lmnds and feet and a cheerful face.
His luxuriant hair and beard are
sr.owy white, and he habitually wears
spectacles. Ue ia an in vote rate
smoker.
-Tolstoi, the Russian novelist, al*
though of noble birth, affects the life
of a poasant and the trade of a shoe
maker. lie dresses liko a village
artisan his shirt is soiled with soot,
his trousers begrimed with mud, and
his whole appearance U that of
a
working-man.
—The largest private library in
Washington is probably George Ban
croft's, numbering twelve thousand
olumes. He has a copy of "l)on
Juan" which
J^ord
Byron gave him,
with an autograph note pasted in it,
and be has poems which Wordsworth
gave him. He is an old man and roads
no more.
-Martin Farquhar Tupper. theoeoe
famous author of "Proverbial Phil
osophy." is still alive. He lives in a
handsome country house in England.
He bears a striking resemblanco to
l^ongfellow in his old age. Tupper
does not agree with his old schoolfel
low, Gladstone, on tho question ol
homo rule.
—Alphonso Daudet had determined
to remain a bachelor, because he was
afraid should he mak« a wrong step
in matrimony he might dull his im
agination but meeting Mile. Julie
Allard, who was a charming writer
as well as a lovely woman, all his
fears were removed. His marriage
Ins
been a very happy one.
-In 1815 an English collector. Sir
Thomas Phillips, followed the track
of the allied armies in France and
bought up all books, manuscripts,
etc.. that he could lay his hands on,
believing that one day these collections
would bo immensely valuable. The
French Government is now offering
fabulous sums to his heirs for many
of the historical manuscripts in this
mass of library material.
-Mr. Gladstone's library at Haw
arden is one of the linest private
libraries in England. It has more
than 20,000 volumes. Mr. Gladstone
loans his books out to any one in tho
neighborhood who wants to read
them. Formerly people could keej.
them as long as they liked, but a few
years ago the rule was made that a
book could be kept for one month
only. It is the regular free library oi
the district.
HUMOROUS.
—"All things come to him who
waits," appears to be the motto
of
majority
a
of waiters. —-Chicago later
Ocean.
—Editor—**How was it you did not
acknowledge the receipt of that check
wo sent you the other day?" Poet
'Because you neglected to inclose
stamp."—Puck.
"I married for love, Dick, and I've
had about enough of it! What did you
marry for?" "Well, yo see, I'm an
artist: I married Jenny for her fig
ure." "That's only natural." "No,
by George, 'twasn't natural! Mostly
art."—Life.
—"Been
on
your vacation?" "No.
Why?" "1 saw you riding home in a
hack tho other day, and thought like
ly you had just returned." "lo you
suppose I could haveTraorded to ride
home in a hack if I had been on my
vacation?" —Lowell Citi/en.
—"Is there any thing that I can do
for j*u?" asked tho hotel clerk of a
seedy-looking man. "Yes, sir, you
can loan me live dollars." "But I'm
not going to do it." "No. i didn't
think you would. I merely wanted to
answer your question."-—Merchant
Traveler.
--Husband—"And what leads you
to think that Mr. Springday and our
daughter are linal'y engaged to be
married?" Wife—"Well, he doesn't
come so often as he used to, and when
he calls they most always have a quar
rel and say mean things to each
other.'"—Omaha World.
—John LOSJ (consulting a clairvoy
ant)— "My watch has been stolen, and
I want information that will lead to its
recovery." Clairvoyant—"Cross my
palm with a silver dollar." (It is
done and the clairvoyant falls into a
trance.') "Your watch is in the
pocket of a bad man. Find him causo
his arrest, and the timepiece will
again be yours."—Jeweler's Weekly.
—In New York.—A number of en
thusiastic men rush to the cell of a
condemned criminal. "My dear sir!"
exclaimed the leader of the party, "let
us congratulate you!" The criminal
was staggered with joyful emotion.
"Am 1 pardoned?" he asked. "Oh,
no." "Then why do you come to con
gratulate mo?" "Because it has been
demonstrated that our electric ap
paratus is sure death."—Arkansaw
Traveler.
—It was a suit involving a claim of
fraud in tho sale of a cargo of coffee,
and a melancholy man was in the wit
ness box. "You havo been sum
moned, Mr. Ollapod, to testify as an
expert in this case, I think?" said the
attorney. "Y?s, sir." "You are a
judge of coffe«»P" "I tbink 1 ought
to bo." "Wh-it is you.* occupation?"
demanded the judge. "I am the pno
pAetor ol a railwuy eating house
"You CHU vt-. Oil ii-iid,-." 'hie«i o
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