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BY HUNTSVILLE GAZETTE COMPANY. ~ J „ ' --- ■ - ~ ■ - " ^ ' j ■ _With CManty for All, and Maliee Towards None,” SUBSCRIPTION: $1.60 uer Anaum. VOLUME IX.___HUNTSVILLE, ALA., SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 1888. NUMBER 1A news in BRIEF.! Compiled from Variou. Soured. _—♦—" Thk Fisheries treaty, said tobesatl, Jmry to ail parties.-as signed by the com m iss lonersjinjhe Russia’s finance minister has prepared .new monetary measure for considera tion by the council of the empire. Forty persons were killed in a mine explosion in the Krenzgraban coal mine, near Kaiserlantern. Bavaria, on the 16th. . The constables who arrested the whole mle liquor dealers at Des Moines, la., and then released them, have been indicted for receiving bribes. Mr- Herbert Gladstone taunted the government on itsntter failure to prevent the progress of the plan of campaign, or to suppress the Irish National League. Miss Clara Barton has just completed an interesting report of the proceedings of the Fourth International Red Cross conference, held at Carlesrhue, Baden, last September. I jjR William O’Brien’s arraignment of f Chief Secretary Balfour in Parliament on the 17th has raised him at a single bound to the position of a paFl iamentary debater of the first rank. J. D. Py.ve «as convicted at Dublin on the 15fh of inciting resistance to the bail iffs, ami sentenced to three months im prisonment. At the close of the trial|he was arrested on a similar charge. Breen, the defeated candidate for Con press from the Eleventh (Michigan) Con pressional district, will contest the elec tion of H. W. Seymour, on the ground of intimidation of voters bv mine bosses. A revolution in the transportation of live stock has been inaugurated by the American Live Stock Express Company. Speed, economy and comfort of the ani mals shipped commend the new system. Trk new rules of procedure proposed in the British Parliament greatly increase the power of the Speaker, and provide that cloture may be voted if one hundred members are present, instead of two hun dred, as now. By a decision of the Inter-State Com ' merce Commission, promulgated on the 16th, Southern railroads are required to furni-h accommodations, equal in all re spects, to white and black first-class ticket-holders. Bf,\jasus E. Hopkins, late cashier of the Fidelity Bank of Cincinnati, was on the 18th refused a new trial. He will be sentenced as soon as he is able to appear in court. He is very sick, and expects to leave h s cell only for the cemetery. Premier Tirard left the French Cham ber of Deputies in disgust on the 16th, de claring he would resign because of an adverse vote on the appeal of the govern ment to fake into consideration the ques I tion of reducing the salaries of treasury paymasters. The estate of the murdered millionaire, Snell, has been administered upon. He died intestate, and his property', valued at +1,050,000, goes to his wife, son and three daughters. Three years ago he deeded his wife in foe simple property valued at +3,000,000. Brkadstuffs exports from the United States during January' past aggregated in value $8,122,277, against +14,523,809 in January, 1887. Exports of the principal articles of provisions during January pn-t were valued at +6,826,980, against +8,131.442 in January, 1887. 1 ollector Magoxe of the New York custom house promised on the 18th to take action in a few days against a local ring ot opium smugglers, whose operations, I covering a period of y'ears, will cause the ievent seizures of opium on the Canadian o nfier to pale into insignificance. Di’rixg tht' Congressional inquiry into cause wild conduct of the Heading strikes, on the 18th, John Norris, of the rh:!a<le!phia Record, a statistician of some note, showed from the books of the Hearting company that instead of losing ,12.000,000 on mining operations since the company has cleared $29,000,000. Richard Cassibone was sent to the 'hio State penitentiary on the 17th, for >ix years, on a thirty-two-year old sen tence, for manslaughter, received in Muskingum County in 1850. He broke ]»i! after sentence was passed, and ffa* not discovered until two months a?°, living at Chill icothe under an as sumed name. Assistant Secretary Maynard has asiructed customs officers that at quaran ‘n“ k'tat;ons under control of State or 1 a authorities the Federal customs offl must not interfere with reasonable 'tate or local laws; but whore such regu ] a--tuis conflict with Federal laws, the a°'!0®8 ' Ulcers must perform their duty, 1 'as Federal laws must L*e enforced as s“Pieme. late directors and officers of the • foopolitan Bank of Cincinnati are a'">g tardy restitution by paying the £j°p0t* '*ue from them to the bank, resid ent Means has paid the receiver 16 hundred and twentv-five thousand . ’ ai’k; an 1 George K. Duckworth has . ’ ,lfty thousand dollars on account, ^Ued*’ the ascertalnment °f full in D] He beautiful city of Mount Vernon, ''as almost literally wiped out of ex urica on 'he evening of the 19th by a tr, , c.vclone, which demolished the an^ better part of the town, fol * J' bv a fire which spread with , 'j1, rapidity, and completed the *a 11 0 destruction. A loss of fifty lives joretir,eporte<i' while hundreds were in* her !aHing buildings and flying tini er' v,lnsv'l*e» Ind., and other adjn talis f°Wn,S were Prompt in responding to other ' Iir° aPPai'atus and medical and C<nm ^aist,ance. A meeting of the City 'aS imil‘«diately called for the iief, morning to devise means of re FIFTIETH CONGRESS* Ih the Senate, on the 15th, Senator Frye re ported favorably the bill authorizing the Presi dent to invite an international maritime con ference to meet in Washington to insure a ;ode of signals and other precautions for the safety of vessels at sea. The Blair Educational bill was taken up and argued briefly by Messrs. Bale, Morgan, Butler, Call and Salisbury, fol lowed by Senator Blair, who closed the debate. The Plumb amendment, proposing to distrib ute the money appropriated by the biil. on the basis of population instead of illiteracy, was lost, as were several minor amendments, and the bill was passed by a vote of y as. 39, nays, 29. Senator Barbour was introduced as suc cessor of Mr. Riddleberger, of Virginia...In the House, a resolution was adopted, providing for the appointment of a committee to investi gate the cause of delay in the construction of the new library building. The House then went into committee of the whole on the urgent deficiency bill, and adjourned at 5:15 D. m. In the Senate, on the 13th, Mr. Manderson Introduced a bill to authorize the wearing of the badges of the Grand Army of the Republic. A bill was passed appropriating .ViO.O 0 for the erection of a lighthouse at or near Diamond shoal. Cape Hatteras, N. C. Mr. Plumb's resolution directing an inquiry as to the causes of inefficient mail service, was agreed to. After a long discussion the resolution requiring the Secretary of War to furnish to Senators, on their request, lists of persons to whom copies of the Records of the Rebelion are to be issued was adopted. One hundred and six private pension bills were passed, after which the Senate went into executive session, and, at 4:45 p. m., adjourned until Monday.In the House reports from various commit tees were received and referred, and the Senate's amendments to the House bill for the appointment of eleven superintendents of the railway mail service were concurred in. The House then went into> committee of the whole on the Urgency Deficiency bill, and a long debate on the internal revenue law fol lowed, and,pending final action, the House took ft recess until eight o’clock—the evening ses sion to be for debate only, on the Pacific Rail road Telegraph bill. In the House of Representatives, on the 17th, a petition was received urging that a hill be passed providing for the erection of post-office buildings in every town of three thousand in habitants or over, on a basis of #2,000 for each one thousand inhabitants. The Blair Educational bill was pre sented | and referred to the Education com mittee. The hill for the relief of Nathaniel McKay and the executors of Donald McKay was passed, and at 4:15 p. m. the House adjourned until the 20th. The Senate also stands ad journed until the same date. In the Senate on the 20th it was de ided to celebrate Washington’s birthday by the read ing of the farewell address and by adjourn ment, An alleged tariff question was brought up in the recommendation of a committee re quiring that the rails for the proposed Wash ington cable road be of American manufact ure, and on this recommendation Mr. Edmunds I called for the yeas and nays, resulting in a vote of 21 in favor of the amendment to 17 against. ! .In the House a number of bills were intro duced, one of which proposed to change the presidential term to eight years. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. Hon. F. W. Dawson, of the Charleston j JVttcs and Courer, denies the report that I he has sued Mr. Dana of the New York Sun, and says that he has no intention of I doing so. The union printers of Louisville Ky., have called upon the Domocratic party to influence the Courier-Journal and the Times to dispense with “rat” labor and employ utiiou min. A battle between the police boat Folly and private oyster dredgers in Chesapeake bay on the night of the 18th, resulted in the death of Captain William Frank White, of Baltimore, in command of the oyster schooner Nickell. The Iowa legis'ative committeo on the suppression of intemperance, have prac tically agreed upon a pharmacy bill, un der which sales of liquor are hedged about with close restrictions, and penal ties for violations are very severe. The Beading miners in the Mount Car mel (Pa.) district, in mass-meeting on Saturday, repudiated the action of Master Workman Lewis, and resolved not to re turn to work until notified to do so by the joint demand committee. The eastern portion of Hagerstown, Mil., was submerged on the 2)th by a rise in the Potomac. Joseph C. Knight, a clerk in the Manu facturers’ Bank of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty on the 20th, to the charge of embezzling, $30,000 from the bank. A family of nine persons at Bakou guana, Austria, were recently poisoned by eating meat doctored lor wolves. A resolution was adopted in the House on the 20th making the Pacific Railroad Telegraph bill a special order for March5. Jealousy caused a shooting affray in Willard’s Hotel, Washington, on the 20th, by which a successful rival had his nose grazed by a bullet. The Liberals in Parliament attribute their Southwark victory to the govern ment’s action about Trafalgar Square meetings, and propose to use the same lever in coming elections. Claus Spreckles, the California sugar refiner, proposes to “carry the war into Africa” against the sugar trust by erect ing refineries at Baltimore, Md., and oth er Eastern points. Rev. E. V. Z >llars, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, III., has accepted the presidency of Hiram Col lege, at Hiram, O. Senator Hoar’s joint resolution, changing the date of inauguration day, and extending until April 30. 1889, the term of the Fiftieth Congress, was de feated in the House on the 20th. . Press telegrams from San Remo of the 20th, confirm the bad reports about the Crown Prince. It is hinted that the official bulletins n e deceptive, and in tended to soothe the people. The return of miners to work in the Reading Company collieries on the 20th, was so general that the strike is declared to be irrevokablv broken. The reported occupation of Venezuelan territory bv British cavalry was officially denied in the Heuse of Commons on the 20th. A SUPPOSED harmless patient in the St. Peter’s (Minn.) Insane Asylum brained his room-mate on the night o' the 19th with the post of an iron bedstead. Ma'nao R Abbey has brought suit for $75,000 damages for breach of coat, act against,the parents of Hoffman, the boy pianist for withdrawing him from the stage. Ill health of the child will bj tbe plea in defense. *A Bill was introduced in the Senate on the 20th to reimburse the State of New York in the sum of $20,000,000 for princi pal and interest paid by that State in aid of the suppression of the rebelion. A dastardly attempt to b ow up the handsome freight house of the Reading Railroad Companv, at Shamokin. Pa., on the night of the 10th, was frustrated by the ignorance of the dynamiter. The killing of Captain Whitehurst, of Baltimore. Md., in the battle with the po lice boat Folly, on the night of the 18th, lias caused intense excitement in East Baltimore, where lie was well and favor ably known. The coroner’s jury failed to fix the responsibility for his death. Delegations from St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, San Francisco an 1 Now York City are in Washington pressing the : claims of their respective cities for the honor of entertaining the next Demo- j cratic National Convention. The sugar trust investigation was be- | gun by the New- York Sta'e Senate com mittee in Now- York City on the 20th. Henry Havemeyer, one of the parties tc j the compact, and John E. Parsons, coun- : sel for the trust, were examined. They ; gave their testimony grudgingly, but d s- j closed the fact that the price of sugar had , been forced up bv a twenty-five per cent, falling off of production. The New York Produce Exchange de- | cided on the 20th to make forma! com j plaint to the Inter-State Commerce Com- j mission of discrimination by the trunk lines against ser.b -rd cities in favor of Western cities in the matter of through freight rates. They adopted resolutions that if, not checked, this discrim'nation would ruin the seaboard commerce. Six thousand striking miners in and about Shamokin, Pa., went cheerfully to I work on the morning of the 20th, com- | pletely molified by President Corbin’s gift of $20,000 to the miners. It was stated in the House of Commons on the 20th that agricultural values in Great Britain had shrunk £t2,80>,000 in 1885, and could not now be less than £‘>0,000,000. Thousands of acres of land I ad gone out of cultivation, greatly in creasing idleness and reducing wages. It is stated that Mr. Joseph Pulitzer, proprietor of the New York World and Bt. Louis Post-Dispatch, will probably bo Oome totally bliud. His treatment at Santa Barbara was not successfu'. The fisheries treaty was con sidered b\ the Senate in secret session on the 20th An evident desire to order its immediate publication was barred by the code of ru es governing the body. A ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States on the 20th, in effect defers for the present the execution of the sen tence of death' pronounced upon Brooks, alias Maxwell, the slaver of C. Arthur Preller in St. Louis in 1883. A bill was introduced in the House on the 21th by Mr. Blount, of Georgia, pro v ding for the reorganization of the postal servic’. Three classes of post masters aro created, with salaries rang ing from $0,0)0 per annum, with per quisites, to $80 per quarter. Secretary of War Endicott’s reply to the Bouteile resolution of inquiry relative to the disposition ot captured rebel flags, was read in the Houso of Representatives onthe2)th. The author of the resolution characterized the reply as a weak attempt to evade responsibility for the acts of the present Administration. LATE NEWS ITEMS. H. T. Abrens, Thomas Budle and Mike Ryan were arrested on the 22d for stealing goods out of a freight car at Little Rock. A roll of carpets, tobacco, cigars and dry goods were found in their possession. The North Mississippi, North Alabama and West Tennessee Lumberman’s Asso ciation was formed at Columbus, Miss., on the 22d. The bill to license railroad conductors and the bill to fix a maximum passenger rate and to fix the hours of labor for em ployes on passenger trains has been ad versely reported to the Senate. George Anderson and George Edmon son, for robbing the Yell county (Ark.) safe, were placed in the penitentiary on the 22d to serve a term of seven years each. The Senate of Mississippi on the 22d passed the bill having for its object the settling of titles to Delta lands. G. W. Hill, manager for the Diamond Match Company of New Orleans, is miss ing. * He is $10,000 short in his accounts. The Senate Committee on Public Build ings on the 20th ordered a favorable report on the bill appropriating $1,200,000 for a postoffice at New Orleans. The Secretary of the Treasury on the 20th received a package containing $1000 shipped by “a freeman” at Cincinnati* It was accompanied by a note asking that the money be placed to the credit of the conscience fund, and bearing the signature “One Who Will be Honest.” Matthew and Anna Gardner, aged 70 and 71 years, respectively, an indigent old couple, were found dead at their home in Milwaukee on the 18th. There are no sus picious circumstances connected with the case, and it is believed that the couple died of the infirmities of age. It is reported that terms were practi cally settled at Tuscaloosa, Ala., on the 18th, for the sale of the Chattanooga Northern railroad to the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Company. The construction of the first ten miles out from Tuscaloosa is already well under way. The purchasers propose to extend it to join the main line at Jasper, which is fifty miles from Tuscaloosa and forty-five west of Birmingham, Ala. A reunion of the veterans of the Army of Northern Virginia was held at Jackson, Miss., on the 18th. A permanent organi sation was effected with Jefferson Davis as president. The sheriff of Boone county, Ark., and a posse of four men, while attempting to ar rest G. W. Middleton, were fired upon by the latter, and Charles RicbardsoD, one of the sheriff’s men, was instantly killed and another seriously wounded, Middleton making good his escape. The Hon. John W. Hewitt, late Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives, is reported to be in a dying condition at his home in Marianna. He is the victim of a THE WAR FLAGS. Secretary Endicott Sends a Reply to the House of Representatives to Mr. Bnu telle’g Resolution in Relation to the Captured Battle-Flags. Washington, Feb. 21.—Secretary Endi cott yesterday returned to the House his answer to the Eoutelle resolution calling for information as to whether the flags captured by the United States have been removed from the placo where they were displayed and concealed; and if 30, by what authority and for what purpose: and further, as to what propositions have been made by Government officials for the surrender of theso flags, and whether it Is true that a portion of them were actually surrendered to persons having no right to their possession. As a preliminary, tho secretary has given a brief history of tho flags. Of the whole number captured and deposited with the department, t'36 were United States flags original! y captured by Con federates and recaptured from them, and ■44 were Confederate flags taken by the United States troops, making a total of 780 in the custody of tho department. When received they wore deposited in a vacant attic room of a building on Seven teenth street, occupiod bv the clerks of the Adjutaut-Genoral’s office. In 1807 the superintendent of the buildings, without instructions, as far as can be ascertained, had a few of them removed to bis office, where a few were placed upon the walla and the remainder upon shelves or in pigeon holes. At this time an inventory Of these flags was entered in a book, in which was also entered a description and brief history of the capture of thoso that could be identi fied as belonging to particular organiza tions. They remained here until the lat ter part of 1874. The report states that while some of the Confederate flags bad since been given the companies or regiments captur ing them, none have passed out of the custody of the department that were in such custody when Secretary Endicott assumed charge of the department. The order to return the flags, and the order revoking it, are given, and the statement is mado that no flags were actually returned under the first order. As to the law requiring the public ex hibition of captured flags and trophies, it is assumed that the construction put upon it by former secretaries of war and of the navy that the law applied to troahies taken from a foreign enemy, and not to those taken during domestic hos tilities is the correct one. Consideration of the report was de ferred until after it is printed, and when it comes up again in tho House, it is likely to provoke a lively political discus sion. INTER-STATE COMMERCE. An Opinion of the Inter-State Commerce Commission on the Complaint of the Chamber ot Commerce of Danville, Va., Ajrainst the Richmond & Danville Hoad. Washington, Feb. 21.—The Inter-State Commerce Commission yesterday an nounced an opinion by Chairman Conley in the case of the complaint of the Dan ville (Va.) Chamber of Commerce against the Richmond & Danville Railroad Com pany. The complaint contained a num ber of charges, the ch ef of which were that it made excessive rates; that it dis criminated in its charges against the mer chants and traders of Danville and in favor of the merchants and traders of Richmond, Lynchburg and Char lottesville, and especially that it discriminated by refusing to give to merchants and traders at Danville in re spect to merchandise purchased by them at Richmond and other points through rates from the point of purchase to the point at which they might make sale thereof. Through rates to Danville from both di rections were complained of; but the commission holds that in so far as the rates are made by other companies with out the participation of the defendant, the defendant does not charge itself with any responsibility therefor by merely giving the rates in addition to its own to any ono who asks for through rates. The commission holds that the justice of local rates can uot be determined by a comparison of them with the rates charged on long through lines upon which the freights are carried for long listances in great volume and at rela tively very much less expense than like reights can be carried when moved in ess quantities and for comparatively hort distances. The commission holds that the railroad ■an not be compeled to give the same rate or the two shipments, say, for instance, rom Richmond, Va., to Danviile, and hen re-shipped to Goldsboro, N. C., (hat t gives where there is but one shipment lirect from Richmond to Goldsboro. The act that its refusing to do so operates in favor of one town or adverselv to another, does not charge it with unjust discrimina tion, which must consist in doing for or allowing to one party or place what is de nied to another. It can not be predicated of action which in itself is impartial. THE CYCLONE’S VICTIMS. Some of the Injifreil Whose Chances ol Recovery are Goorl, anil Others Who will Certainly Swell the Fearful l>eath List. Mt. Versov, III., Feb. 20.—Among the ijured, but who will recover, are the ollowing: Mr. and Mrs. Hattie Snow, ^mory Maddox, Miss Lauth, John Gan (colored), Sam Pontney, Mrs. Cutts’ amily of five persons; George Jones and >ne daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. Galbraith, 'has. Wier, Amanda Bearden. The following are believed to have no ■hance of recovery: Mrs. T. Maddox. Mrs. Hv. Waters, Nick Morgan and wife, .loe Safford and wife, Mrs. Gabe Gines John Dodson and wife, Miss Lizzie Bon net, Corinne TJmbrich, Mrs. Dr. Jacob Albrecht, Mrs. Lillie Craft and Mrs. Abe Hicks. The chairman of the relief oommitte vesterdav notified Governor Oglesby o! the number of the suffering in this city, and last evening the Governor issued proclamation appealing for immediati aid, and requesting mayors of cities and all religious and charitable associathuis, -ocieties and organizations to raise con tribotlons for the relief of the people. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. Senator Brown, of Georgia, is reported as saying that his pub ic career will close with !iis present term, William Kelly, inventor of the pneu matic steel process known a3 the Besse mer, died at Louisville, Ky., recently, aged seventy-eight years. W. E. Grimes, editor of the Chester County Citizen, published at Henderson Tenn., was killed in a personal ditliculty at Subrosa, Ark., recently. In an aiXrav at Gaddis town, Ga., a few days since, “Dot” Gaddis and bis brotbei Maxwell were bolli badly cut by Henry Ward. They were involved in some littga tiorf. A fuss arose betweeu them In which Gaddis was fatally cut by Ward. It is said that Gaddis was thought to have been “shy” against the moon shiners, and that this was the cause of the killing. Maxwell was not seriously hurt. Near Moorehead City, N. C., a few days ago, a wha'e of the species known as the right whale was killed by a crew of men. The length of the whale is sixty feot, and its s avers had a desperate struggle with it. D is valued at $2.0li»0. Dr. J. M. Bradley, a leading physician of South Pit tsL-urg, Tenn., left his home some days ago with a large amount of money on his person to go a short dis tance in the country on a professional visit. Search has been instituted for him, but he can not he found. His friends think he has been mu. dsred for his monoy and his body hidden. Fire m as discovt re 1 a few days ago in the rear of McCnosney’s drug store at Jackson, Tonn., near where lire lias oc curred three times rec'ntly. A carpet was burning which had been saturated withoii, on tiie steps adjoining McCUes nev’s o 1 moms. Tiie steps going lip stairs were also covered with oil. This is the fourth attempt since Christinas to burn this building. It is evidently the wo k of an incendiary. Detectives are on the lookout. Ruth Woodalla, a negro woman, living in Jones County, 6a.. mixed some "Rough on Rats” with water and made her t wo daughters, aged sev-n and five years, drink of it. IShe then drank what was left. The moth r and older daughter died, but the other child was saved by a physician. >'o cau.eis assigned for the deed. (Governor John B. Gordon of Georgia is' said to tie a poor man again in conse quence of unlucky speculations. The sent ment in favor of prohibition is said lo be rap diy on the increase in Nortb Cai ol ilia. A Mississippi man recentlv made three attempts to commit, suicide, but all of them Mere unsuccessful. John Outlaw, if Chester County, N. C., is the olde t man in that State. He was born in 1773. He M as a soldier in the war of 1812. Tiie headless body of J*'ff Huff, a col ored hotel porter. Mas found on the rail road track at- Knoxville, Tenn., a few mornings since. It is not known m better he threw himself under the train or Mas drst nttirdertd and his body thrown across the track to cover up the crime. E. II. Taylor, an aged negro, mss found lead near the railroad switch that enters tiie spoke factory in Lex ngton, Ky., a feM’ davs ago, M'ith tMo M-ounds in the head, supposed to have b’en done with some blunt instrument. He is said to have saved considerable money, and it is thought that robbery M as tiie cause of the murder. Mr. Stephen f-'wfft.. ninety-two years of ige, and at. one time a prominent business man of L*'xin;;ton, Ivy., fell down a flight of sta rs at his residence a few days ago, from the effec's of which he died. He moved lion Massachusetts to K oituckv in 1S17. He 1 aves six children and a large fortune. A part / of eight persons, all n igroes, crossid the river a few days since from La Reusite plantation to Pymold’s Fair view place, in Concordia Parish, Lai The boat was old, and when the partv were returning, and within a hundred feet of their homo landing, the swells of a pass ing steamer caused the skiff to go to pieces and seven of the occupants were drowned. A boy saved himself by cling ing lo a pieci of the broken boat. There is a post-offi in Tennessee called 1-tweet Lips. A report that sma'I-pox exists at, Jack son, Tenn., is denied. It is positively staled that there is not a single case in the city. There is a young lady in a girls’ school in Georgia who goes be the nicker of “Postscript.” Her real name is Adeline Moore. Groat interest is felt in the revival which hasb-en going on in the First MeMiodis1 Church nt Jackson, Tenn., during thi east few weeks. Some of the most eminent divines in the South are p -esent. and a large number of con versions have been made. Will am Young, while hunting in Chickasaw Count/, Miss., undertook to chop a possum out of a hollow log. He not only got the possum, but 19“ silver dollars which som" one had concealed the -e. Wr. Patterson, who is in jail at Louis ville. Kv., under sentence of death for the mu der of Jennie Bowman, has a’•ain been respited bv Governor Buckner, this time for ninety da vs: Tho sa l death of Mrs. Bob Chapman, of Barnett, Ga., occurred recently. Her hus band, in administering the medicine left by her father, the attending physician, gave four grains of morphine instead of the same quantity of quinine, as in structed, whic-h resulted in her death. The engineer on a north-bound ) assen ger train on the Alabama Great Southern railroad a few days since discovered the dead b dv of a woman lying near the track, about two miles from Tuscaloosa. The train was stopped and t'e body ex amined. I proved to le that of a hand some woman about twenty-five years old, and the cuts and bruises found showed that she had been knocked from the track by a pas ing train. Attached to the b> soin of the w man’s dress was a card bearing a number, and by tta:s it was supposed she was an escaped lunatic from the insane asylum not far distant The Tuscaloosa authorities were notideJ of the find OF GENERAL INTEREST. —It is a curious fact that one out of every nine persons you meet on Broad way is a Hebrew. They number in New York City about 120,000, and with their wealth and intelligence, if ever organized politically as a party, would exert a strong, if not controlling in fluence, on local politics. —The young folks of West Deer Isle, Me., have organized the Tongue Guard Society, whose object is to guard against saying any thing improper to or about any one Each offense is punished by a tine of one cent, to be placed in a box in the church, the fund to go towards buying a circulating library. —In the United States arsenal at Watertown, Mass., there is a machine for testing the strength of iron and steel substances, which is looked upon as a wonder of mechanical skill and power. It can test to a nicety, and with equal ease, the tensile strength of a ponderous iron or steel bar, or of a wire, or even of a single hair. —It is said that there are two sisters living near Delta, whose ages are between fifty and sixty years, who have not seen each other in six teen years. They live only four miles apart, and are on per fectly friendly terms. No cause what ever is assigned for this seeming in difference.—Dalton (Oa.) Citizen. —In the district court at Waco Tex., Andrew Miller, a negro preacher, charged with the theft of a cow, when brought for trial, wished to open the court with prayer. The judge re quested the sheriff to take the prisoner to the judge’s private office and let him pray. After prayer the prisoner was convicted of theft, as charged in the indictment, and given two years in the penitentiary. —The average watch is composed of 175 different pieces, comprising up wards of 2,400 separate and distinct operations in its manufacture. The balance has 18,000 beats or vibrations per hour, 12,960,080 in thirty days, 157,680,000 in one year; it travels one and 48-100 inches with each vibration, which is equal to 9J miles in tWenty four hours, 292J mile* in thirty days, or 8.558J miles in one year. —The latest “fad” among wealthy families is to burn “driftwood” in open grate fires. This wood is gathered along the seacoast by Eastern parties, packed in barrels and shipped through the country. It is mostly wreckage. A great part of it has once been the material of ships’ bottoms, and was sheathed with copper plates. The cop per salts have impregnated the wood, and when burned it gives out most beautiful green and peacock blue flames. —In parts of India wild elephants give a great deal of trouble to persons employed in road improving,frightening the native workmen and destroying their work and knocking down their houses. A herd will corue along the newly made road, and reaching a temporary bridge will send their lightest member across to test it Be ing made to support bipeds only, it will generally give way, whereupon the herd will express its disapproval of such workmanship by promptly de molishing it —During avolent thunder and lio-ht ning storm at Middleton, Fla., lately, an immense ball of fire was seen to fall in the forest near the town. Searching parties were sent out, and parties of negroes found it, but they were too su perstitious to handle it It struck a big pine, demolishing it and splitting the rock into two pieces. One weighed about two hundred pounds and the other twenty-five. It sank into the ground nearly eight feet It appears to be of iron ore covered with opaque white cystals. —Turk’s Island, one of the West Indies, is only 7 miles long and 1$ miles wide. It contains 2,500 inhabit ants, three-fourths negroes. The only product and export of the little island is salt and sponges. Of these it sends out annually 2,000,000 bushels and 2,600 bales of sponges. Two-thirds of the salt goes to the United States and the rest to the Canadian provinces as fishery salt The best part of the salt is piled up outdoors in stacks 15 to 20 feet high. It is pure, dazzling white and trying to the eyes; in fact, so much so that those who work at the salt usually wear goggles. —At 10:30 o clock on a recent even ing the people of Middletown, Pa., who had not retired at that hour were startled by their natural gas lights and fires suddenly springing up a distance of a foot or so. Then the lights leaped to the ceil ing and the stoves roared like fur naces. The people rushed through the streets warning their* neighbors, and but for the prompt action taken the town would have been sacrificed. The surplus gas was caused by the ball or safety valve of the gasometer being either taken off, or falling off, thereby throwing the entire pressure of the well, ninety pounds, on the service lines. The pressure was thrown on in every house, and almost every one had left the gas burning.