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HUNTS VILLE G A ZETTE
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.
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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.

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