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by HUNTSVILLE oazette company._“With Charity For All; and Malice Towards None.” subscription, $i.bo P»r Annum. "volume X._HUNTSVILLE. ALA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1889. NUMBER 46. - - Tnr American cruisers are Conceded . Lien experts to be the best ves fe[5 of their class possessed by any frnvcrnmcnt. _ —— 11 — AT the recent voting contest at the stLoui3 Exposition for choice of a V.t'on-il dower over 21.000 votes were i Golden-Bod received a Siaed plurality, the Sunflower being cccond choice. q, the Paris newspapers esti mates that the loss to France which vould result from customs union be tvvn the United States and the other independent countries of this continent would amount to about $20,000,000 a I i’c:ir‘ _ I'nnM the increasing frequency of rear-end collisions on railways the last coach of a train U getting to be as un do-irable a place as the first. About lho only way to do is to get in the center and take chances of catching it — A< < oni>iN(« to the Idlest estimates in 1hc list of corn-producing States this m, Iowa stands first. Missouri sec ond. Kansas third, and Illinois fourth. ■i aggregate yield of these four Natesisput at 1,141,000,000 bushels, or over one-half of the total corn product of the country. Ai r. the preliminaries looking to the election of Hinpolyte to the post of President of Hayti have been gone through with, and that individual will have virtually no opposition. Theo retically, tlm term of the President is seven years, but actually he is gener allv forcibly removed before that time, as Legitimo, who was elected in 1888, was. The death of Eliza Cook, at the ad vanced age of seventy-two, serves to [ recall Ihe fact that she was one of the most popular of English poets about orty years ago. Her name has prac tically disappeared from our litera ture. but many now living can remem ber when “The Old Arm Chair” and others of her productions were regard ed with universal favor. Maki.vc; an allowance even for the 1 great reduction in prices in recent years, the value of the agricultural yield ot the country in 1889 will prob ably he greater in the aggregate than it was in any year in the past. The products of our mines, too, will un doubtedly be in excess of that of any previous year, while the output of our factories and mills will be fully up to the biggest past record. I he:;k b very little emigration from France, but in point of population it is | almost at a standstill. In several de partments more deaths than births are recorded in the returns for 1888, and for the last 11 vo years the number of births in the whole republic has been steadily decreasing every month. If tlii- condition of affairs continues the proportion of native-born citizens to immigrants will soon become very smia ! for an old country like France. HIE annual meeting of the National ' trade, which convenes at Lou ■'D'l®, Ky., Wednesday,October 16, is expected to bo the largest ever held in '■■is country. Several important ques tions are to be discussed. “The River an Harbor Improvements,” “Our River Highways, “Adulteration of Lard,” tleoan Steam Commerce,” “Prohibi C'n of Pooling," “Basis for Banking,” Internal-Revenue Taxation,” and ii'c National Bankrupt Law,” are c-’j'vts that not only interest boards >■ ule. but the whole country. t. Lons is to have a celebration of 1 Day as one of the features of festivities, in which the Ger '■•ns intend showing their ■-':! a9 upholders ot American in 0:i'i No (lags, no regalias, no s puve the flag of our country i in 1 he parade, and every icipating will wear a miniature lat e,nblem of our nationality. At •irangement the handful of An i the city are wroth, they k°ped for an opportunity to jY 'r‘0ir red flag. Not even a ■'"Cr of Socialistic tendencies can ‘aplace on the programme. - - Department of State has been . v informed that the executive ' ■ • of the Argentine Republic has ' :flre the Congress a draft of a t'iding 75,000,000 acres of gov .■"“'■ent land in the Territory of Chu j “ ° small holdings, from 500 to <0,’ :os ea<;h, and offering the same ir,iv at from to $3. national o„.:.YifPer hoctare—about two and ltiS.pr0pO8ed t0 di' c an *10e iu’ea 1Qto ten sections, to Argentine settlers, and Sttinr'qv le?Pectively to the different %rY;Ules of Eur°Pe suPPLving ira ‘t0 the Argentine Republic. Ja'-^0Uth American dele i.ee „ .‘e ^ lu’oe Americas confer ‘■iiihiir ■ *° enl*lusiasti'-'l over the pos eons,l:Y°: benefit to the countries .diat th«y are even hinting <0rI'n ' °n a sort of federation 1’-'Publics of the continent. NEWS IN BRIEF. Compiled from Various Sources. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. The remains of Captain Schooumaker of the Vandalia, who was drowned at Samoa during the hurricane last March, have been disinterred and will be brought to America on the Monongahela. The Catholic primate of .Armagh, Ire land, recently announced that the Pope will probably leave R ome shortly. The P rimate took occasion to deplore the In creasing lack of reverence and religion in Ireland. ■Stephen Chamberlain, who disap peared mysteriously from Owego. N. Y., last July, aud whose life insurance was recently paid to his wife on account of his supposed death, is said to be doing business as a broker at Baltimore, Md. The Paris Exposition awards were dis tributed on the 29th. President Carnot thanked the governments and exhibitors who had contributed to the success of the exposition. On the 28th General Samuel G. Sturgis, U. S. A., died at his home in St. Paul, Minn. He graduated from West Point in 1846, along with George B. McClellan, Stonewall Jackson, Stoneman, Pickett and many famous soldiers. He was en gaged in some of the most important battles of the war of the rebelion, and fought Indians in the Northwest for forty years, retiring from active command three years ago. Hon. J. G. Washburn, Minister to Switzerland, arrived in New York, on the 29 th. C. A. Pili.sbury denies the report that the mills of Minneapolis, Minn., have been sold to an English syndicate. On the 29th ex-Queen Natalie returned to Belgrade. She was enthusiastically welcomed by the populace, but the gov ernment ignored her presence. On the 29th Hon. B. B. Stiles, one of the first settlers of Denver, Col., and twice mayor of that city, died suddenly from apoplexy. Pep.iiy Belmont writes to the New York Herald from Newport, R. I., that he is not a candidate for the Congressional nomination in the Ninth (N. Y.) Con gressional district, and says that he has no present desire to return to Congress. It is charged by the New Haven (Conn.) Union that Superintendent Munson of the Noroton Soldiers’ Home has opened letters containing pension checks ad dressed to inmates of the home, and compeled the veterans to turn the money (over to him or be dismissed from the in stitution. It is stated by Rhenish papers that the romarriage of Count Von Hatzfeldt, Ger man Ambassador to London, to his di vorced wife, formerly a Miss Moulton, of Canada, will take place shortly at Wies baden. Their separation, the papers al lege, was formal and for political rea sons. Kino Alexander, it is announced, has refused to call upon his mother, ex Queen Natalie, until he receives permis yion to do so from his father, ex-King Milan. It is announced that the statement that Mrs. James G. Blaine, Jr., is so ill that she can not recover is untrue. Her at tending physicians say that though she is very sick, there is every chance of re covery. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. An explosion occurred, ou tne 26th, in Laflin & Rand’s powder-mill, at Cres sona, Pa. William Scropp, Sam Stotaf and Henry Reed were instantly killed, and a number of other workmen were se riously injured. On the 28th an explosion occurred iu a coal mine at Homberg-on-the-Rhine, R henisli Prussia, killing ten persons and injuring several others, some of them fatally. On the 29th Frank Duffy, a justice of the peace at Jay Gould, Moat., was fatally stabbed by John Glendeuniug iu a quar rel growing out of an old grudge. Duffy was the aggressor, and Glendenning claims he acted in self-defense. On the 27th, by the capsizing of a row boat in South Watuppa pond, near Fall River, Mass., Louis Dubois, aged fifty three years; Nathale Dubois, bis niece, aged thirty-eight years; Mrs. Gao. Mich aud, her daughter, Leah Michaud, aged seven, and Rosanna Levitere, aged eight, were drowned. Mary Michaud was res cued. On the night of the 27th the first section of the St. Louis express on the New York Central railroad broke down when near Palatine Bridge, N. Y., and the sec ond section plunged into it with terrific force, wrecking several crowded cars and killing a large number of passen gers. Harry Flynn, of Pittsburgh, Pa., who embezzled over 000 from the Marine National Bank of that city, was sentenced to five years in the Western Pennsylvania penitentiary and to pay the cost of the prosecution. On the 28th chemicals exploded in the artillery laboratory at Spaudau, Ger many, wrecking a part of the building. No one was killed, but twenty-two women and ten men were more or less seriously hurt John Frieze shot and killed his be trothed, Miss Georgie Stone, at Balti more, Md., ou the 29th, for walking with another young mau. On the 30th two unknown men were struck by a train ou the Philadelphia & Wilmington railroad at Wilmington, Del., and instantly killed. At Allentown. Pa., on the 30th, Matthias Gruber was shot at target practice by Achilles Becker, and died the same day. The coroner’s jury exonerated Becker, Gruber was a member of Company B, Fourth regiment. At Waterloo, la., Sher fE Hoxie was shot in the head, on the 30th, by one < f three horse-thieves who were confined in the county jail at that place awaiting trial. The sheriff had just entered the jail to give the prisoners their supper, when one of them fired the shot that wounded him. All of the men escaped. On the 80th PatCalhouu. J. D. William son, Henry Jackson and John King, prin cipals and seconds in the recentCalhoun Williamson duel in Alabama, were each placed under ;Jo00 bonds to appear in court December 1. On the 30th two express trains running in opposite directions between Naples and Foggia, Italy, came into collision while running at a high rate o£ spaed through a tunnel. Twenty carriages were wrecked and fifty persons killed or in jured. At Titusville, Fla., W. H. Adams died, on the 30th, from the bite of a rattle snake, in spite of prompt medical a'id and the imbibing of Jorge quantities of whisky. Judge Net, of Waterloo, Ia„.ia im posing sentence upon M. E. Billings, con victed of manslaughter in the first de gree, remarked that had he been a juror he would have voted for acquittal. He then pronounced upon the prisoner the full limit of the law. Billiugs was con victed of the murder of County Attor ney Kinsley at Waverly, la., in Decem ber, 1887. MISCELLANEOUS. The Rifiians have delivered to the Spanish representatives the men capt ured from a Spanish vessel. This is sup posed to end the trouble between Spain and Morocco. Late advices state that besides the Adams and Monongahela the only war vessel at Samoa is the Herman corvette Sophie. It is said that the New York syndicate of the Brotherhood of Base Ball Players have leased of Mr. James J. Coogan two blocks of ground lying between One Hundred and Fifty-seventh and One Hun dred and Fifty-ninth streets, and Eighth and Ninth avenues, for a term of ten years at an annual rental of $21,000. Several weeks ago the store-ship Mo nongahela arrived at Apia from Pago Pago and loaded all the guns and stores saved from the wrecked ships Trenton and Vandalia. A number of the miners employed in the collieries atMons, Belgium, have gone out on strike. On the 30th the stringency in the money market in New York City was marked, and at one time call loans iwere made at the rate of thirty per cent, per annum. In fact all day the ruling rate was ten per cent., and the demand grew more urgent in the last few minutes, when the highest rate was recorded. At the close the stiugency continued, aud the lowest offer was at fifteen per cent. On the 30th the cotton corner in the Euglish market completely collapsed. The month weut at 6 22-24d for Sep tember options—thirty points uuder the highest price for the month. On the 30th the British steamer Recta arrived at Baltimore, Md„ in ballast from St. Lucia, West indies, to load for Lon don, and was quarantined with eight of her crew suffering from chagres fever. It is announced that Texas fever has broken out iu Erie, Pa., twenty milch cows dying in two days. The disease was carried East by a drove of Texas steers shipped by Armour & Co. On the 30th the Douglas Axe Works at East Douglas, Mass., resumed operations to run out the stock on hand, aud will probably run three months. On the 30th a party of 103 ladies and gentlemen lett Boston bound for Sioux City, la., at the invitation of the Board of Trade of that city to attend the Corn Fes tival. The party is made up mostly of business and newspapermen and capital ists from all parts of New England and members of their families. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. The Board of Aldermen of Newport Ark., has fixed license for tippling houses >r dram shops in Newport for the year •390 at $2,000. Through the efforts of the National Humane Society and the Kentucky division of that body a conditional pardon has been obtained from Gov. Buckner for Linville Combs, the youngest life convict ever sent to a penitentiary. Committees of National Farmers' Alliance are in session at Atlanta, Ga These committees are made up of one man from each cotton State, and to them is in trusted the work of engineering the fight on the jute trust. Ciiari.es Debow, who killed Dr. TV. B. Cummings in White county, Tenn., three years ago, has been convicted at Sparta and sentenced to imprisonment for two years. The sixth annual fair of the Noxubee County Agricultural Society began at Macon, Miss., on the 1st., and from the large attendance, which e ceeded any during the existence of the association ou the first day, promises to be the most sue cessful ever hold in that county. Chancellor Gibson, at Knoxville, Tenn., has declared the Dortch iaw estab lishing the Australian ballot system in Tennessee, and also the registration law, to be unconstitutional. Bishop Chas. B. Galloway was at Holly Springs, Miss., on the 39th and took n collection for the endowment fund of the proposed Methodist Male College in Mississippi. He secured something over $1,000. He now has $34,000 of the $50,000 necessary to secure the offer made by Maj. Millsaps. All of the miners at the Sloss Steel and Iren Company’s mines at Birmingham, Ala., went out on a strike on the 30tb. There are about 500 of them. The company jas been paying 55 cents per ton, but re cently opened a new seam which was easy to mine and reduced the rate on that seam 5 per cent. Gov. Taylor, of Tennessee, on the 30th ordered Adjutabt-General McCord to issue an order forbidding millitary companies .■.ntling on Sunday. Tiiosias McCarthy, a young mulatto about twelve years of age, and a would-be anarchist, was arrested at Memphis, Tenn., in the 30th charged with attempting to blow up the house of Ralph McClelland. The Aberdeen, Miss., Fair will be hold October 15, 16, 17, 18. Many fast horses k be iu attendance and preparations are being made to accommodate the largs crowd that is sure to attend. The jail at Newport, Ark., holds George Gonld, who inhumanly chopped his father in-law, Sam Price, to death with an ax. FLACK’S FIX. Sheriff Flack of New York County and Ilia Co-Conspirators in tl»e Fraudulent Divorce Case Indicted by the Grand •Jury—Supplementary Report of the Grand .fury Reflecting; on Certain Offi cers of the f'oort Granting the Divorce. New \ ork, Out. 1.—Shortly after noon yesterday the grand jury entered the Court of Sessions, Part Oae, and handed in indicfrueiyts for perjury -and con spiracy again J; James A. Flack, sheriff; William FlaMfm& son; Referee Meeks, Mrs. R.aymond and Judge Monoll. In addition to handing in indictments against the Flack conspirators, the grand jury presented a supplementary report, which says: This alleged action for divorce from the first step to the final decree was characterized not j only by gross irregularities, but by fraud, de ceit and collusion. That such an action could be so conducted, facilitated and concluded in one of our highest courts of record is a matter of grave public concern, and it behooves the judges and officers of our courts and all officials charged with the administration of our laws to see to it that like practices do not prevail in j other cases. We call the attention of the Legislature and the courts to the fact that, while consent, connivance or collusion as to the commission of adultery is expressly prohibited, yet an ac tion of divorce may be instituted and main tained by consent and collusion of the parties thereto. We consider that the practice of ap pointing referees in divorce cases is most per nicious, and is conducive to the very dangers and abuses which the Flack case has exposed. We call the attention of the judges of the Court of Common Pleas to the system of en tering the minutes and the tiling of papers ob served in the office of the clerk of that court. We also cull the attention of the General Term of the Supreme Court to the unprofes sional conduct in this case of two of the officers of this court—Ambrose Monell and Joseph Meeks. It is obvious that the decree of divorce could not have been obtained without the sanc tion of Judge Bookstaver. That sanction was obtained, partly by deceit and imposture, and purtly by either judicial negligence or judicial collusion; wo have not determined which. We do not impute to Judge Bookstaver corrupt action in the sense of protit or gain—such ac tions alone are not the only means by which the bench may he degraded and judicial use fulness impaired. Neglect, remissness and complaisance to friends are liable to produce like results. We are of the opinion that among other things the crime of conspiracy has been committed. The conspirators, from their position in life, their knowledge and ex perience, have been enabled to so shroud their actions that an understanding and discovery were made exceedingly difficult. Bench warrants were issued for the sheriff and Ihe others indicted with him, anil all will appear in court to-day ex cept Civil Justice Monell, who is too ill to leave his bed, and who will furnish hail for his subsequent appearance. NATALIE'S TRIUMPH.’ Tlie Enthusiastic Welcome of the Popu lace of Belgrade to Ex-Queen Natalie Moved the Itoyal T.ady to Tears—The Infant King Alexander Said to be Jeal ous of His Mother's Popularity—Must Ask Pa. London, Oct. L—The enthusiastic wel come given to ex-Queen Natalie by the populace of Belgrade astonished, i? it did not dismay, the government officials, who sought to accentuate their displeas ure at the persistence of the royal lady in disregarding their wishes respecting her visit to her son. The extent of the demonstration was so great as to render the lack of courtesy on the part of the officials of the government unnoticeable and to move the ex-Qneen to tears. The bouses along the principalstreets.as well as the residences of the nobility and in habitants of the better class, were pro fusely aud beautifully decorated, and in all respects the reception surpassed any thing of the kind that has ever been seen at the Servian capital. The most notable exception to the rule of decoration of private residences was that of Madame Ciiristicli, wife of the late Servian Minister to Germany, and mistress of ex-King Milan. This omis sion can be regarded by Natalie in no other light than as complimentary, since it is a matter of Servian court notoriety that the ex-Queen took occasion to so publicly evince her detestation of Ma dame Christich and her appreciation of the King’s lack of decency in bringing his mistress into the presence of his wife that both were overwhelmed with confusion. It is stated in official circles in Bel grade that the young King, Alexander, has become excessively jealous of bis mother’s popularity, but the courtesy shown to her by the Russian Minister and others not over-friendly to the present governing power of Servia, will prob ably deter the boy’s advisers from coun seling him to resent the demonstration or to treat his mother with any marked lack or filial attention. Belgrade, Oct. 1.—It is announced that King Alexander has refused to call upon his mother, ex-Queen Natalie, until he receives permission to do so from his father, ex-King Milan. SOUTHERN PROSPERITY. Flattering Advances in the Value of Prop erty in Tennessee—Increased Revenues. Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 30.—The Times this morning publis' 's reports from 75 of th9 90 counties comprising the State of Tennessee, showing an increase of the value of real estate and personal property of $26,000,000 over the assessment of 1888, and an increase of $100,000,090 over the assessment of 1885. The increase of $109,000,099 taxables in three years is unprecedented in the history of any State in the Union. The reports show the total value of taxables for 1889, including $32, 290.303 railroad properties, aggregates $356 456,761. The revenue of the State will also be increased this year by the collec tion of $125,090 account of back taxes from corporations that have been heretofore inadequately assessed. The State debt of Tennessee now aggregates .$13,339,000. 2 -25 per cent, of the taxable property of the State. The State Comptroler writes to the Times that the increased revenue will enable the State to pay its entire floating debt within fifteen months. The Times, commenting on the figures, gays: “Tennessee has for some time past been in financial disrepute; but there is no reason why it should not take a foremost reputable stand, and it will speedily do so if the authorities at Nash ville will handle its finances io a prudent, business-like manner. M SOUTHERN GLEANINGS, Thrown From a Huggv and Killed. Mrs. Newton Hudson, of Shop Springs, Wilson County, Teun., was thrown from a buggy and killed. Sue was caught in a wheel and dragged three-quarters of a mile. The body was horribly mangled. A North Carolina Poisoning Case. The coroner’s jury in the Morris poi soning case in the town of Reidsville, N. C., rendered a verdict, after a long aud laborious examination, of the witnesses and the attendant circumstances. The verdict rendered was that D. E. Morrip came to his death by the use of chloro form administered by his wife, Cora Scales Morris. The womau has been ar rested aud is now in the hands of the sheriff. Although the result of the in vestigation was generally anticipated, the final decision of the jury has caused the most intense excitement. Mrs. Mor ris is a kinswoman of ex-Governor Scales and a member of one of the best-kuown families in the State. Industrial School for Girls* The Georgia Legislature has passed a bill for the establishment o£ a State in dustrial school for girls. It is to be based on the plan of the Mississippi In dustrial School. The Heavenly Road. Away down on the eastern coast of Horida is a piece of railroad almost too short to be indicated on the map, and called the Jupiter & Lake Work railway. Its length is eight miles and the stations are named Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Juno. A Pythian Temple. The corner-stone of the first Pythian temple in the South and third in the world was laid at Jackson by Grand Chancelor F. Wilson, in the presence of visiting Knights from all over the State. The castle will cost $30,000, and will be used for business, an opera hall and Pythian castle. Natural Gas In Tennessee. There is considerable excitement over the discovery of natural gas in the neigh borhood of Murfreesboro, Tenn. It is not known whether or not it is in paying quantities. It is on the farm of J. J. Hillman, a Birmingham capitalist, and he will probably investigate it Kentucky Immigration Society. The State immigration convention was held at Louisville, recently, under the auspices of the State League of Com mercial Clubs. Governor Buckner called the meeting to order. Speeches were made by Dr. Broaddus, of the Baptist Theological School, State Geologist Proctor and others. Resolutions look ing to the establishment of a State bureau of information and immigration were adopted. The Cotton Crop. In Ceutral Alabama the farmers re port the damage done to the cotton crop by rain very small. Cotton has opened very rapidly, and, owing to the further fact that labor is very scarce, the harvest is late and the fields are white with open i cotton. The Question of Tare. At a meeting of the Memphis (Tenu.) Cotton Exchange the resolutions adopted by the New Orleans convention, fixing a tare of twenty-four pounds and sixteen pounds on bales covered with jute and cotton bagging, respectively, were unan imously rejected. It was recommended that the factors in the Memphis market tier in warehouses all cotton-covered bales separately from jute-covered bales, and that it be sold upon its merits sepa rate and apart therefrom. The Jute Dagglng War. Large quantities of cotton are being marketed at Greenville, Ala., fully two-, thirds of which is covered with cotton bagging. The war against the Jute Trust is so bitter there that farmers will pay almost any price for cotton bagging, and will withhold their crop from market until they can get it rather than use the jute. Farmers’ alliances throughout that section of He cotton belt are boycotting merchants who can not furnish them with cotton ba gging. A Novel Damage Suit. A suit was filed in the Circuit Court at Birmingham, Ala., recently against the county for $35,000 damages by Thomas F. Jones, administrator of AVill Myriek. Myriek was convicted in the Criminal Court of Jefferson County of carrying a concealed weapon and worked out his fine and costs. AA7hile so employed he was instantly killed by the explosion of a dynamite cartridge. The allegation is that the explosion which killed Myriek was caused by carelessness of a fellow convict while tapping a blast. Those Georgia Duelists. Governor Gordon of Georgia was re cently waited upon by an officer from Alabama, who bore a warrant from Gov ernor Seay of that State for the arrest of Pat Calhoun and J. D. APilliamson, to gether with their seconds, who were en gaged in the recent duel ia Cherokee Couuty, Ala. Governor Gordon at once honored the requisition, and th9 whole dueling party was arrested. They agreed to meet in Montgomery, where proper legal steps were to he inaugurated for j their defense. The New Orleans Proposition Dejected. The St. Louis Cotton Exchange has re jected the proposition of the New Orleans convention that cotton be sold by net weight Jumped Hi# Bond. AAHlliam B. Hussey, of Madison County, Ala., under charge of murder, has fled and forfeited a bail of $10,00). The Gov ernor has offered a reward of $4,000, ths limit allowed by law, for his apprehen sion. Several years ago Hussey killed uis brother-in-law, Matt O. Strong, was tried at the February term this year, found guilty and sentenced to twenty-five years iu the penitentiary. The Supreme Court granted him a new trial, and at the August term, when his case was called, uo was gone. PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. 4 —The Duchess of “Fife is a capital t ill-round gymnast and is especially V. fond of fencing, at which sport she excels. —Mrs. Harrison recently remarked that if a woman foves the society of her husband she should never en courage him to become a public man. —Anton Meucci, Garibaldi’s old compatriot, is stili Jiving at the ohi House at Clifton, S.. L, in which Gari baldi manufactured candles when in this country'. —One of Sag Harbor’s old citizen s has quit the use of tobacco. He say's he has smoked 75,000 cigars ^ucing the past fifty-two years and did not be gin until he was twenty-four years old. —Engineer Folsom, who ran the ill fated Ashtabula train at the time ol the disaster, has never since handled an engine throttle. He is now work ing in a purchasing department of a Western railroad. —A short time ago a lady, the first of her sex, graduated in medicine in Mexico. As an appropriate compli ment her fellow-students of the other sex got up an amateur bull fight in honor of the occasion. —The Countess Marie Edle von Ameline, who recently arrived in San Francisco, has been traveling in India for the past three years, and has been amusing herself by hunting tigers and other large jungle game. She is only thirty-five years old and worth a mill ion or more. She is said to carry with her jewels of great value. —There is a man in Biddeford, Me., who has whittled so industriously and skillfully for eleven years as to bring himself into notice. Among the prod ucts of his jackknife are a violin case made of 2,937 pieces of wood of 106 dif ferent kinds; a yoke of oxen and a cart, put together in a glass jar with a small neck, and a great number of really well-made animals. —The death was recently reported of a mechanic of marvelous ingenuity and wonderful skill, Mr. Fasoldt, of Albany, N. Y. When about seventy years of age he devised a machine by which he could scratch upon glass about one million lines in an inch spaca By aid of the microscope it is only possible to see these rulings of a fineness of 230,000 lines to the inch. —Mr. Presley Saunders, uncle of Mrs. Russell Harrison, recently died at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He had lived on the same quarter-section since 1834, and one of bis children was born in Michigan Territory, another in Wis consin Territory, a third in Iowa Ter ritory, and a fourth in the State of Iowa. The family record is a lesson in political geography. "A LITTLE NONSENSE." —First dude—‘‘I have tewible news. > Charles is dead.” Second dude—"How did he die?” First dude—"His cane fell on him.”—Boston Beacon. —The man who feels around in the dark for a door, and gets an arm on each side of it, occupies the time of a recording angel for fully five minutes. —Puck. —The watermelon come* again. On greedy lips to sweetly melt. And Johnny, feebly, will complain Because it hits below the belt. —Washington Post. —Finlan (at the rolling-mill scrap) —“Have yez anny more gloves handy?” Master of ceremonies—“We have.” Finlan—“Put wan on me op ponint’s head, ’r th’ match doan’tcome off. Oi’ve fit wid coons befoor.”— Judge. —They had missed the train, and she was telling him so emphatically. “You are not in your right mind, are you?” she said. “Certainly not, my love,” he responded sweetly, as hus bands always do under such circum stances; “certainly not; Pm in my left mind.”—Washington Critic. —Judge (to prisoner)—“So you were drunk .and disorderly. What have you to say?” Prisoner—“I’ve a good deal to say, your honor, if you’ll only give me time to say it.” Judge—“Cer tainly, with pleasure. Sixty days will be enough, won’t it? Our object is to please.”—Washington Critic. —Miss Gushley—"I so often see some one spoken of as being beautiful' as a poet’s dream. Do you poets have more beautiful dreams than we com* mon mortals?” Mr. A. Tenoyson Fiz zle— “I hardly know. I generally dream of porterhouse steaks, fried chickens and that sort of thing.”—' Terre Haute Express. —“Are you fond of autographs, Mrs. Mushroom?-’ asked the aesthetic young, lady of the practical visitor. “Xo; I don’t go much on ’em, but my son, who’s away at college, has a big col lection of the handwritin’ of great cei ebrights. I reckon I'll surprise him. some when he gets hack this summer.” “In what way?” “Well, you s"6e, some of them celebrights writ such poor writin’ that I had all the names copied. otT in a neat hand in a big book. You have no idee how much better they look. That other truck, that nobody ?ouldn’t make out, I just burned up." —America.