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BY EUUTSVIHB QAZETTE OSKPAIY._"With Charity for All. and Malice Towards None.” SUBSCRIPTION ■. *us dot Annum. VOLt ME IX. _HUNTSVILLE, ALA., SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 1888. NUMBER 11. I NEWS IN BRIEF. Compiled from VarioivB Sources. Herman F. Harm >n, an uncle of Mrs. President Cleveland '.her mother's broth er),' died on the 3d a t Charlestown. Mass. A mocomhinati jn to secure control of »I1 the leaf tobacco in the country is said to be in process of formation at Louisville, ___ Ai a local opt mi election in Calhoun County, SI ch., mi the 6th, the “Drys” won by a majority of about three thou sand. _ Iti‘,reported at Ottawa, Ont., that Sir Chafes Tapper favors commercial reci pr ocitv between Canada and the United lytate.;. _ _ The eminently pacific character of the Austro-Uerman treaty, just published, is 'avorably commented upon by the press of Europe. _ _ The Dominion debt statement toJan .,trv 3!, shows: fltoss debt, $276,374, ppT nA: assets, $16,340,371.09; net debt, £230,028,616.79.__ The constables who arrested the whole •ale l;q ior dealers at D.ts Moines, la., and then released them, have boeu indicted for receiving bribes. I Nearly $4,009 have been contributed I for the three Nebraska, school mistresses f whose heroism nearly cost them their lives in the late bl'zzard. The President and the Civil-Service Commissioner j have just completed and promulgate’, a number of Important changes in u,e Civil-Service rules. The most noticeab'e effect of Prince Bistr Ai-.-k’s speech, in the Reichstag on thy 6th, was to stiffen the price of govern ment and other securities on the bourses. The swelling in the lower part of the German Crown Prince’s larnyx has slightly increased, and interferes some what with his respiration when he exerts himself. Mgr. Adam, of California, presented to th» Pope, on the 31, a photograph of Gain'd, an Indian Catholic, one hundred ami forty years of age, for whom he asked a special blessing. -» ... The Grant Monument Association have invited artists, sculptors and architects to submit plans for a monument or me morial building, based on an estimated I expenditure of $500,000. . The special delivery system of the Post-Office Department has become a pronounced success. The increase in business for the quarter ending December 31 reached I8.G per cent. -» Tite success and safety of Lieutenant J. YV. Graydon’s invention for charging shells with dynamite has been attested by the official report of the board con ducting the Sandy Hook experiments. Competition for the location of the Na tional Democratic convention is running high at the National capital. New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati and San Francisco are the princ pal competitors. The annua! banquet of the Merchants’ and Manufacturers’ Association of Balti more, Md., took place at the Hotel Ren nert o:i t ie night of the 2d, and was at tended he representative business men to the numb.'r of two hundred. The business failures during tile seven 'lays riub 1 the 3d numbered for the 1 ni'" 1 Sut"s, 247; and for Cana la, 32, or a total of 27!', as compared with 317 for the pret u i n<r pkp period, anil 201 for the corresponding week of last year. ■-4» ■" —.■--■ ■ Si r.iot s rioting was reported from Shenandoah, l’a., on the evening of tlie Rl, started by an attack of a mob of men and!. on the non-union miners as they "erf leavingtlieir work. Several persons neiH wounded, and more trouble was ex pected. A v officer of the Philadelphia & Read me Railroad Company estimates that at least live thousand miners returned to fork duringlast week, and said that there file enough mines being worked to avoid inv inconvenience to the coinpany or to consumers. 7 hk San Francisco Chamber of Com merce, on the 2d, adopted the majority reports of the committee recently ap pointed to consider the tariff as affecting suaar interests of the Pacific coast. The report advocates that the present tariff oe maintained. General Sheridan was driven around I' 'ton on tlie 25th, and was g -eeted ^"ry where by tremendous crowds, who c ' "re i him wildly. A public reception ''S'given in Faneuil Hall at noon, and "■ 1 ace was packed, the crow’ds extend I!1£ far out into the street. 1 sptai\ Ritchie of the State Line 'a State of Indiana was presented, " ■ be 3d, on behalf of President Cleve n -1. with a gold watch and chain, and ■ t.iipbeii' tho first officer, with a binocu 1 m - ass, saving the crew of the ship ""pliant,of Boston, abandoned at sea. f I!: F- " m. McFarland, one of the old ' 1 tors in the country, was found dead n ", his home in Minneapolis, Minn., r n3lst. McFarland supported Mac a '■ «ii ii the great Englishman was . , ' country, and later the elder Booth, l!ns> b'iw.n Forrest and all the old nniers. ],J,1''l,E "(ids, in the Federal Court at '"‘"I'olis, Ind., on the 3d, overruled . "ioti 'u for a new trial in the case of > ami lieriihamer, the convicted tally* tr, ’t inspirators. Coy was then sen c ‘ h' the penitentiary for eighteen ‘ i!‘h and to pay a fine of $100. Beru jl ij"! to one year and to pay a line of 11- r'ST ‘n<iusirial parade, many miles in u S'"1 0CL‘upying two hours and a hal f xa: l,<vllS a giren peint, was thecarui ] " Taction at St. Paul, Minn., on the ihc tvery important business-house in ,1,1 ftv "as represented, many by lv j1 ttta floats, showing goods tasteful 'Payed and others by crews of ^‘S&ua at Wurk> FIFTIETH CONGRESS. In the Senate, on the 1st, Mr. Cameron intro duced a bill to place on the pension-roll, at the rate of one cent per month for each day served, all officers and enlisted men serving in the Union army during the war. Mr. Ruidleberger tried to have the treaty with Great Britain con sidered in open session, and incidentally gave Mr. Blair, of New Hampshire, a nibbing down, and was sat down upon himself by the Chair.In the House the ques tion of investigating the Reading strike provoked a long and interesting discus sion, resulting in the passage of a resolution calling for the appointment of a special com mittee to carry on an immediate and thorough investigation of this subject, and also of the coal troubles in the Lehigh and Schuylkill coal regions. THE Senate, on the 2d, passed the bill to in crease the pension of the totally helpless to seventy-two dollars a month. Senator Ingalls announced the special committee on the Paciiie railroad reports. Senater Kenua, of West Vir ginia, then replied to the address of Senator Sherman on the President’s message. He ex posed tbe Ohio Senator's change of heart on the tariff and im migration questions, to which Senator Sher man replied.In the House a bill was passed authorizing the Secretary of War to convey to the City of Austin, Tex., a tract of land for educational purposes. The Lowry White election contest was then taken up and discussed, but no action was taken. The Senate was not in session on the 8d. In the House the Senate amendments to the House bill to punish robbery, burglary and larceny in the Indian Territory were concurred in. A number of private bills were con sidered, among them one for the re lief of the sufferers from the wreck of the Tallapoosa. A resolution was offered calling on the Secretary of ihe Treas ury for information in regard to the refusal of the Canadian authorities to allow American wrecking vessels and machinery to assist American vessels while in distress in Canadian waters; and as to whether Canadian wrecking vessels and machines are permitted to operate in American waters. A bill was introduced for the establishment of a soldiers' home at Knox ville, Tenn. The Senate adjourned on the 2d until the 6th .In the House on the -4th, after a number of petitions had been presented, consideration of the White-Lowry contested election case was resumed. Messrs. Moore and O’Farrell supported the majority resolution, and Messrs. Rowell and Cockran spoke for the contestee. Other discussion was uad, but the House ad journed withont reaching a vote. In the Senate, on the tith, Mr. Hoar submitted a partial programme for the celebration of the centennial oi the Constitution. Mr. Rid dleberger attempted to bring up his resolu tion for consideration of the British extradi tion treaty in open session which resulted in a very warm debate between the Senator from Virginia, Senator Sherman and Senator Ingalls. Mr. Platt addressed the Senate on the President's message. In the House a large number of bills were in troduced. among which was one to divide the surplus among the several States and Territo ries for the beneiit of the public schools, which was introduced by Mr. Henderson, of North Carolina. Captain White, of Indiana, was given his seat by a vote of 1ST to 105. Speaker Carlisle resumed his official duties. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. Acting on information from the British War Office in London, the Canadian Gov ernment is about to inaugurate a sys tem of coast defense. A farmer near Dixon, 111., died on the 3d from drinking a liquid compounded from fusil oil and alcohol, which was sold to him as whisky by a Chicago drummer. The tendency of events in Ireland and the lack of assurance in Lord Salisbury’s remarks makes the outlook l ather gloomy for tho landlord element. The Elm Street schoolhouse at Titus ville, Pa., the largest in the city, built in 1878, was completely gutted by fire on the morning of the 31. The loss is about $15,000, mostly covered by insurance. Eight persons were found dead in a house at Mancbesler, England, on the 3d. It is believed they were jjoisoned. Callan and Harkins, the Irish-Ameri cans, were convicted at London, on the 3d, as dynamiters and each was sen tenced to fifteen years’ imprisonment. A female child, about o le week old, was found dead in an ou bouse of the Lou is Fuelling bottling works, at St. Joseph, Mo., by some emploves of the house. Bruises on the child’; head and body show that it was murdered. Prof. Chvrles Lino :n, the naturalist, died on the 3d in the ]!• ffalofN. Y.) State Insane Asylum, aged tifty-six. He was prostrated by brain trouble while on a vacation trip at Carlton, Quebec, last summer, and never regained his mental faculties. The arguments on the trial of Benjamin E. Hopkins, of the Fidelity Bank of Cin cinnati, were concluded on the 3d, and Judge Sage delivered his charge to the jury, who took the case under considera tion. John Jacob Astor has complied with his wife’s request and presented her splendid collection of laces to the Metro politan Museum of Art. Four men were fatally burned in amine explosion at Nanticoke. Pa., on the 4th. Mrs. Florence I. Wilson, wife of the defendant in the Wilson-Moen blackmail case, was granted a divorce for cruelty on the 41 h. The Reading strikers have reached the point of blood-letting. Several serious riots occurred on the 3 1 and 4th. Two persons were killed and several seriously injured in a railroad accident at Steambury Station, on the New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio railroad on the 5th. Seven men were killed by a boiler ex plosion at Belmont, O., on the 4th. Uruguay has adopted free trade. The steamer Dacotah passed Cape Girardeau on the 4th on her way to St. Louis, being the (irst boat up the river since the gorge broke. A GIGANTIC rate war among the North western and Western lines is in full blast, and threatens to extend far into the Southwest. Benjamin H. Hopkins, of the defunct Fidelity Bank, of Cincinnati,was con victed on the 4th. Motions for a new trial and in arrest of judgment were made. The steamer Lee Howell sunk in mid stream near Helena, Ark., on the 4th. No lives lost. Mr. Gladstone will be in his seat at the opening of the House of Commons on the 9th. The St. Paul Ice Carnival closed on the night of the 3.1, having proved a vary 1 successful event. The funeral of H. T. Harmon, unci* of Mrs. Cleveland, took place at Houlton, Me., on the 7th. Count Schouvaloff, the Russian Am bassador to Germany, started for Berlin on the 6th. Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien, Irish patriots, arrived at Marseilles on the 6th Mme. Jaunaschek’s verdict for $12, 000 damages against the proprietor of a Newport, R. I., hotel keeper, is to run the gauntlet of a motion for a new trial. Three men were blown to atoms, and the building entirely demolished, by an explosion in the Hancock Chemical Works at Woodside, Minn., on the 6th. The wife of Oliver Wendell Holmes died on the 6th at Boston in the sixty ninth year of her age. The Lowry-White contested eleotion case from Indiana was decided in favor of Mr. White in the House of Representa tives, on the 6th. Washington society is preparing to go out in a blaze of glory anent the advent of Lent. Five men were buried in the debris of a falling planing-m 11 at Pittsburgh, Pa., on the 6th. One of the victims, Patrick Con roy, will die. The Italian Government declines to publish its treaty with Germany and Austria. Miss Louise Royce, a Nebraska school • teacher, three of whose pupils died in her arms during the recent blizzard, will loose both feet and a portion of one arm as the result of exposure. Mrs. Hill and two children perished in the flames, and her husband, Geo. D. Hill was badly injured by the burning of their home in Bolivia, N. Y., on the 6th. It is thought the tire was caused by nat ural gas by which the house was heated. The second trial of Mrs. Robinson, the alleged wholesale poisoner, commenced in Boston on the 6 h. A vessel, supposed to be the British iron bark Abercorn, was wrecked upon the Pacific coast, near Gray’s Harbor, W. T., on the 6th, but three of her crew of over a score escaping with their lives. The death, at Seward, Neb., on the flth, of Miss Emma Shattuck, the young lady teacher who took refuge in a haystack, adds another to the long list of victims of the great blizzard. The Afghan Frontier Commission has completed its work of delineating the boundaries, and the English members have started for England. The last boundary post stands on the left bank of the Oxus, fifteen versts above Bosaga The Metropolitan National Bank of Cincinnati suspended on the 6th. The vice-priesident, John R. Decamp, was ar rested, later, charged with misapplica tion of the bank funds and certiflying to false statements of its finances. Three hundred Boston cigarmakers, comprising employes of five large shops, refused to go to work on the 6th, owing to the proposed cut in wages. The other shops either do not belong to the manu facturers’ union or have not posted the cut-down. Among the passengers of the Canard steamship Aurania, which came up to her wharf in New York on the 6th, was Samuel Newton Brooks, father of Hugh M. Brooks, alias Maxwell, who is under sentence of death for murdering C. Ar thur Preller at the Southern hotel, St, Louis, in the beginning of April, 188<’ LATE NEWS ITEMS. Hon. A. H. Longino lias been appointed United States District Att rney for the Southern District of Mississippi to fill the vacancy caused bo the resignation of Hon. Bovvniar Harris. The Greene County Bank, at Paragould, Ark., was incorporated on the Oth. The capital stock is $-.'>,000. Two of the Terry boys are in jail at Greenville, Ark., charged with murder. They belong to the Terry family which was concerned in the recent bloody feud in Stone county, Mo. A bji.t, was introduced in the lower louse of Congress on the Gth to pay Davidson county, Tt-uu., $30,41(1 for the use of the county courthouse during the war. O. E. Metcai f, agent of the Southern Express Company at Wintield, Ala., has absconded with considerable money. He got away with a large sum sent to the State treasury by the sheriff of Marion county. W. C. Farmer, a commercial traveler from St. Louis, was shot and killed at Shreveport, La., on the 5th, by Charles Parker from Georgia. Parker and a man named Pierson hail a uiiliculty over a card table, and Farmer received the bullet meant for Pierson. A coHPOKATio.-i lias been formed at Chicago whose ol jec t is the purchase and removal to that city of the famous Libby prison of Hichmoiid, Va. The Grant Monument Association has issued a circular addressed to artists, atchiteets and sculptors, inviting com petitive designs for a monument to be erected over Gen. Grant’s grave, to cost $600,000. Prizes of $1500, $1000, $500, $300 and $200 are offered. Owing to the alarming frequency of attacks of robbers upon mail trains on sparselv settled routes in the far west, and the almost constant peril iu which the lives of postal «mployes are placed by these maiau iers, the postotiiee depart ment has determi led to arm, at the ex pense of the government, every postal employ on these exposed routes, with weapons of the most effective kind. Tue shutting down of so many furnaces for want of coal has caused many of the iron ore mines along the East Pennsyl vania railroad to close down. The miners, who have large families, received but 72 to 92 terns per day, and consequently even when working, are in almost abject pov erty. A communication signed by eighty eight no tubers of Congress, asking for the dismissal of Statistician Dodge, was re ceived on the 5th by the Commissioner of Agriculture. The movement is understood to have originated with the tobacoo growers, who were aggrieved by the sta tistician’s crop report last summer. BISMARCK'S SPEECH. The German Chanceior’s Address Before the Reichstag—Notice to Russia ami France that Germany is Not to be Caught Napping, But Prepared for Any Emer gency—An Ovation to the Chancelor Berlin, Feb. 7.—Prince Bismarck made his expected appearance yesterday in the Reichstag. The galleries of the chamber were crowded with spectators. Princes William and Leopold occupied the court Prince Bismarck. box, and the diplo matic gallery was crowded. When the Chancelor entered the Reichstag hewat received with a salve jof deafening cheers. ?Donse crowds lined I the way to the Reichs' Jtag along which Bismarck proceededt and the greetings which he) reoeived were hearty and prolonged. There was a profound silence in the chamber. Prince Bismarck reviewed the relations of Prussia with Russia since 1848. “Fre quently,” he said, “they had had a men acing aspect, but at all times the calm ness and conscientiousness displayed by the ministers of the Prussian side toward the threatening position of Russian af fairs—a position of which foreign coun tries had no idea—had succeeded in avoid ing mischief. Hitherto as now,” he con tinued, “we have been constrained to aug ment and organize our forces so that in case of necessity we might stand forth a strong nation, making its power prevail by our strength, and so defending its au thority, its dignity and its possessions. The warlike tendencies of France and Russia,” the Chancelor declared, “drive us to an attitude of defense. The | pike in Franco and Russsia compel us to become carp. Prussia has always been complaisant with Russia, doing her many services. I, myself, when : Minister to Russia, successfully labored to keep amicable relations. However, mv friendly feelings for Russia have cooled. I say this in order to make quite clear the reason why we concluded an alliance with Austria. We were inclined to ac- j cede to the demands that Russia made upon us before the last war in the East. Russia then turned vainly to Austria. We were glad that the storm passed over our beads. Those who expected to find a threat in the publication of the treaty ol 1879 are mistaken. The treaty is an ex pression of the community of interests of the two contracting parlies.” Continu ing, Prince Bismarck said: “Austria is our natural ally in the dangers which threaten us from Russia and France; but there is no need to fear the hatred of Rv' s ia. No wars are waged from mere hatred, for otherwise France would have to be at war with Italy and the whole world. The strength we possess will reassure our public opin ion and allay the nervousness of the bourse and the press. Our task now is to strengthen this strength. It must not be said that others can place the defensive frontier force as we are able to do. If we are attacked then the furore Teutonius will flame. We hope to remain at peace with Russia as with ail other powers, but we do not run after anybody. Rus sia has no grounds for complaint against Germany’s attitude on the Bulgarian question.” Prince Bismarck reiterated the confi dence felt in the army, and declared that Germany feared “only the God which makes us wish to foster peace.” Concern ing the strength and extent of her mili tary resources, the Chancelor asserted that Germany could place a million o( men upon each of her frontiers, irrespec tive of the reserves. Prince Bismarck occupied an hour and forty minutes in the delivery of his speech. Once he became fatigued and sat down, continuing his speech from his seat. After awhile, however, he rose to his feet and finished his address with increased animation, pausing now and then to sip a refreshing drink. When he said that in 1863 it was due to the Em peror and his advisers that Russian war was avoided, tho applause began and it was renewed with increasing vigor and enthusiasm when he declared that in case cf necessity Germany was equal to any emergency. The words ‘‘we don’t run after anybody” were received with 8 tremendous outbreak of cheering. Dr. Frankestein moved the adoption oi the Landwehr bill en bloc, and that in view of the political situation the Loan bill be not debated. The motion was supported by Herren Hellborf, Belir and Benuigsen, whereupon the Loan bill was referred to the budget committee, and the House proceeded to the second reading oi the Landwehr bill. Dr. Frankenstein moved the adoption of the bill en bloc, which motion was sec onded by Herr Bennigsen. Prince Bismarck said that the govern ment highly esteemed the willingness of the House to meet its view, not only as proof cf the confidence of the Reichstag but because it materially contributed to strengthen the guarantee of peace. The bill then passed its second reading amid cheers. Prince Bismarck received a continuous ovation while returning from the Reich stag palace to his home. REASSURING EFFECT OF BISMARCK’S SPEECH. London, Feb. 7.—All of the European bourses were stagnant yesterday until the gist of Prince Bismarck’s speech be came known, when government and other securities took a decided upward turn, Russian and Austrian bonds advancing more than one per cent This was the only indication of the effect of the Ger man Chaneelor’s expressions at present, but the feeling is general that the speech has had a tendency to restore confidence everywhere. Full and ac curate reports of the speech will not be published in London until the commu nications of the various special corre spondents come to hand, and there is a general' disposition on the part of the press to withhold comment upon the ad dress until its arrival. It is suspected that Bismarck’s reference to the Eastern question points to Bulgaria, whose case is entirely beyond the sphere of the Austro Germaa treaty. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. A bill authorising the issuance of $a00, DO of bonds by the Lower Levee district has passed the Mississippi Senate. Captain John F. Douglas, a well-known steamboatman between New Orleans and St. Louis, but later on the United States steamer.Newton, died reoently at New Orleans. The motion to pass the Mississippi Con stitutional Convention bill over Governor Lowry’s veto failed in the Senate, tlu vote standing 19 to 16, not the necessary two-thirds. John Leslie, a well-known businessman of Birmingham, Ala., was shot through the head a few days since by a man named Ben Smith, while he was asleep on a lounge ii the house of his mistress. In Coffee County, Ga., a few nights ago, Wiley Bird, a wealthy planter, while in one of his outhouses, was held a prisoner by a masked man, during which time five confederates took from the house an old chest containing $1,800 in money, besides valuable papers. At McKenzie, Tenn., a few days since, Jasper Pope and F. C. Pate, two well-to do farmers, met and renewed an old grudge. Both drew pistols, Pate firing first, hitting Pope in the breast and par alyzing him. Pate then fired three more shots, killing Pope, after which he mount ed his horse and rode deliberatrly out of town. A prominent young man named Wia Royster, reared in Memphis, Tenn., has gone to the West Indies in company with Nora Fitzgerald, a handsome young woman, who went to Memphis from Chi cago a year ago and claimed to fc4 the wife of a grain dealer in that city. Roy ster left a wife and one child, without money, to mourn his departure. He had f2,200 as his total capital. Three New Orleans letter carriers are under arrest for entering into a conspiracy to systematically rob the boxes on other routes than their own and appropriate and divide the valuable proceeds. The posta1 authorities have been at fault for sometime to account for the disappear ance of letters, but tli<- systematic offorts of the secret service officers have been at last rewarded by the capture of the offenders. Thomas Moore, colored, sentenced to be banged at Georgetown, Ga., has been res pited. A young man in Louisville who smoked forty cigaretts a day has been pronounced of unsound mind by the physicians. As a result of a prohibition discuision, Andrew Jenkins was killed a few days ago by James Warren near Jackson, Miss. Blount MeA1 ister, the ten-year-old son of Judge W. K. McAlister, while playing on • raft in the river at Nashville, Tenn., a few evenings since, fell in and was drowned. Charles Ackerman, a switchman in the Louisville & Nashville railroad yards, at Birmingham, Ala., fell from a moving train a few nights ago and was crushed to deadh. He was twenty-eight years old and unmarried. Mrs. JolmF Cining, of Daviess County, Kv., was b irned tc death a few days ago. She was standing near a grate when her dress caught fire and she was fatally burned before assistance could reach her. George Heath, a bridge builder on the Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific railroad, fell from the bridge at “Lake One,” in Madison Parish, near Tallulah, La., a few days since, and broke his neck. His remains were taken to Vicksburg for in terment. The death of Captain Tilford Critten. den Edwards, one of the oldest citiasn. of Paducah, Ky., occurred a f rw da- a since, in the seventy-second year of h s age, after an illnes; of five days, of oneumonia. The Birmingham (Ala.) Board of Alder nen have passed an ordinance prohibit ing the buying and selling of pools, or in any other manner betting on the game of base-ball. The ordinance was passed ftt the request of the officers of the base-ball association. Governor Gordon of Georgia commuted the sentence of Eliza Randall, who was to have been hanged in Clay County, to imprisonment for life. Eliza had mur dered her father, killing him with an axe. All the details were of the bloodiest description, and not one word of extenua tion was urged in her behalf. Wm. Galloway was married to Miss Sal lie Hubbard, at Owensboro, Ky., a few days ago. While the ceremony was being performed an officer stepped into the room, and when it was concluded he placed Gallowav under arrest for robbing a man named Sutton of a large sum of money, at Clovenport. The Artesian Water Company of Mem phis, Tenn., which began operations six months a_o with a capita! stock of $100, 000, has purchased the plant of the old water company, which supplied the city from Wolf creek. Robert Smalls, who was the last of the colored race to retire from membership of the National House of Representatives, is pushing his claim for a pension on ac count of his capture of the Confederate steamboat Planter, in Charleston harbor, and its delivery to Union officers. The annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church (African) met last week at Grenada, Miss., ex-Senator Revels pre siding as Bishop pro tern. There were about four hundred preachers and lay delegates in attendance. This is the mother church that was organized in Philadelphia in 1787. In the Kentucky Gene-al Assembly the Senate resolut ion protesting against the passage by Congress of the Blair bill, characterizing it as an iniquitous measure, came up a few days ago, and after a number of efforts to make it a special order for different days, it was, on a call of yeas and nays, adopted by a vote of 48 to 26. E Short, the railroad agent at Knox ville station, on the Louisville, New Or leans & Texas railroad, was assassinated a few nights ago. The assassin fired rtirough a window. Short at the time naTengaged in making out his monthly renorts. His daughter, the teb'g:-cph opwator and his wife were in the room with him. His wife was shot in the back. Short was concerned in a shooting affray at Knoxville not long ago, and the tragedy is supposed to be its sequent. OF GENERAL INTEREST. —Chicago is trying the experiment of burning garbage and the refuse of the streets, and the result is said to be very satisfactory. —The collection of old and rare coins ia now said to give employment to a number of traveling men from each of the large cities of the country. —At Montgomery, Ala., the other day, four colored men stood up and were married to four colored women. The men were all brothers and the women all sisters. —“Fairmount, ” in Leavenworth County, Kan., has an orchard con taining 437 acres, with 50,000 apple trees. This is claimed to be the largest apple orchard in the United States. —The population of the United States was 50,155,786 on June 30, 1880, and on June 80, 1886, was 59,993,939. The increase is now about two pei cent, per annum, plus the annual im migration. —An Omaha lawyer took a diamond ring as a retainer from a man accused of grand larceny. On his way to luncheon he slipped into a jewelry store to ask what the diamond was worth and the jeweler identified the ring as one that had been stolen from him. —Indiana is proud because she claims to be the first State to adopt a daily weather service. The headquarters are to be at Indianapolis, from which one hundred telegrams will be sent out each morning early, giving the proba bilities for twenty-four hours in ad vance. —Prof. St. Andrews, of the Central Experimental Farm of Canada, pro poses trying some experiments with a hardy variety of tea grown in Japan, and which, it is hoped, may prove suc cessful in the Dominion, as the northern part of Japan has a climate about as cold as that of the Ottawa valle}'. —One of the inmates of an Indiana reformatory for young women was re leased on a two weeks’ parole, and took the occasion to be married. This being clearly against the rules of the institution and the laws of the State, which forbids marriage under such cir cumstances, the bride is spending the honeymoon in prison. —The remnant of the once great tribe of Tarratine Indians now live on an island in the Penobscot river, near Bangor. They are civilized, and most of them are prosperous. At a recent wedding of two of them the bride wore a robe of “delicate blue brocade satin, trimmed with cream Spanish lace and cream satin ribbons,” and one of the guests wore a “peacock blue surah silk and satin, with overdress of Orien tal lace.” —There is a man in Copenhagen, Denmark, who wants to he a St. Louis policeman. He recently applied for the job, and sent his photograph to show what a solid man he was. H<‘ wrote that he was six feet four inches tall, weighed 220 pounds, and could outrun and outwalk any man of his size in his country. The fact that there are over two hundred citizens of St. Louis whose applications for just such a place are ahead of his makes the Co penhagen man’s chances slim. —In Central and Northern Dakota crops of all kinds the past year have turned off a surprisingly large yield even for that productive country. Hundreds of instances can be cited where the year’s crop of wheat will pay for dwelling, barn, teams, farming utensils, and still leave a comfortable little stake for future needs. All of the best tilled farms have made a gross re turn of twenty-one dollars per acre. It is the general rule that the cost of rais ing a crop in Dakota is eight dollars per acre. This leaves a net revenue of thirteen dollars per acre on live dollar land, or two hundred and sixty per cent, profit. Germany’s Crown Princess. “The German Crown Princess, ” says Dr. Morell Mackenzie, “ is a model nurse, having all her feelings under strict control, and suffering without making any sign. I do not think that I can be accused of flunkeyism, but it is the simple truth that she is the most remarkable woman I have ever met. Her knowledge of science is something quite extraordinary, and she is now thoroughly posted in the pathology and surgery of the larynx. I consider that very few medical men —not specialists —would be able to acquit themselves satisfactorily if examined on these sub jects bjr the Crown Princess. She dis cussed the opinions of all the physicians and the various suggestions for treat ment, criticising each with the most perfect knowledge and judgment. Yet there is no speck of ‘blue’ about her. Her manner, when she cares to please, has an indescribable fascination about it which makes one understand the devoted feeling of personal loyalty that has sometimes been felt for Princes, i can only say that if all royal personages were like this exalted lady and her gallant husband republicanism vould soon bean extinct tradition.”—London Spectator.