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VOLUME X._ HUNTSVILLE. ALA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1889. NUMBER 48. Bismarck insists that the peace of Europe is secure; but the Avar prepara fions of all the leading nations in dicate that they have a strong presenti ment that he may at any time change hie mind upon the subject^ Tiik fraudulent divorce business has received a severe blow in the action oi the New York courts, by which all se cret proceedings in divorce cases are forbidden. If the courts everywhere would adopt the same policy, the di vorce evil would be at once materially lessened. Tiik London Times ventures the prediction that the Suterrmtlondl American Congress will not have any practical results. It will be remem bered that the same authority has prophesied on other subjects in the Iia,t oniv to find itself most lamenta bly mistaken. _ The Canadians feel slighted because they were not invited to take part in the Congress of the Americas. This feeling is unreasonable. The gather ing is participated in by independent nations simply. The only method by which the Canadians can secure rec ognition in affairs of this sort is by getting annexed to the United States or setting up business for themselves. The general impression that the In dian race is dying out does not appear to he justified by the statistics. Ac cording to the latest official reports, our Indian population now aggregates t'62,620. Several of the leading tribes are stronger in numbers than they were at the time of their greatest suc cess in war, and the birth-rate, under fostering governmental care, constant ly exceeds the death-rate. There have been several decided changes in the amount and character of the circulating medium during the past year. In the first place the cir culation has increased from $1,384, 310,280 October 1, 1888, to $1,405,018, 0C0 October 1, 1880, or $20,677,720. The principal change in the character of tho money in the hands of the peo ple is in silver certificates. The cir culation is now $276,619,715, or $58, 058,114 greater than a year ago. The National Typothetae, in dealing with the subject of international copy right, pronounced in favor of the scheme under a law competing all copyrighted English works to be re priuted in this country. This is tho protective policy in a practical way, and it will commend itself to all good Americans. Under this law the En glish author can he paid for his work without filling this country with En glish-made books. Mi;. (Jlakstoxe pays this country a high compliment in recognizing its right to be considered, in the near fut ure, and even now to a certain extent, "the great organ of the powerful En glish tongue.” There is no more strik ing and important fact in the history of civilization than the rapid advance ment of this Nation to the place of greatest honor and influence; and wise statesmen like Mr. Gladstone no longer dispute or ignore it.” • h him; the recent Knights Templar conclave at JWashingtonthe inquiry was cpeah'dly made as to whether Presi Unt Harrison was a member of the fra ternity. 1 he President authorized tho inswer that he is not a Mason of any degree, and that the only secret or ganization of which ho is a member, ik,ide fl'om the G. A. K., is the old col lege fraternity, tho Phi Delta Theta. Leri- is not a Knight Templar in tho resident s Cabinet, and only two “Hseus of any degree. Ini Secretary of the Treasury has iered that, in recognition of their ’rnic service in the saving of human ■e during the great storm of Septem ; l to 12 hist, the salaries of John ■ t ampitt. keeper of Lewes (Del.) 1 "SavingStation; Theodore Salmons, j • per of Cape Henlopen Station, and - ' mas J. fruxton, keeper of Reho ■ Station, be increased to the max amount allowed by law. All '' connected with these stations •’.ghly complimented. lnfiuiry into the causes of deser Jefferson Barracks, Mo., is ^n% conducted by the officers if -1“ l^e investigation with a view ^ acing the responsibility where it liut the St. Louis morning j-e'c.‘? beem to desire to whitewash |0r in advance, as they uni 3r; «• *I5t0rt ii1® evidence adduced. Place °k.U‘ mai<e it appear that the H0, ‘,as .^en almost a paradise. Lawton^na1^ the. hands cf Colonel wi ‘ f ■ aPtain Ebstein the record ! Pear in its true light tob. :-K (’".'e!'nment crop report for Oc the con'* ■t0 confirm the idea that the Pr sl7 s ;l?r‘cultural products for that hV- “!,J,oar wil1 coach a figure Passi-fl if ever, been sur Kississi",'°v1\|li8topy* As usual, the iin ' alley loads. i NEWS IN BRIEF. Compiled from Various Sources. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. On the 11th a conference concerning the administration of the customs serv ice at New York was held at the Treasury Department between Secretary IVindora, Assistant Secretaries Batcheller and Tichenor, Collector Erhardt, Appraiser Cooper, Surveyor Lyon and Chief Tingle of the special agents division. Tins Republican State convention of Nebraska passed unanimously a resolu tion indorsing Chicago as the place for holding the World’s Fair in 1892. On the 11th President Corbin of the Reading railway sailed for New York from Liverpool, by the steamer Umbria. It was an nounced on the 11th that Judge Ambrose Monett, of New York City, who was indicted in connection with the Flack divorce case, had had a dangerous|relapse. and was very seriously ill at his home. Four physicians were in consultation over the sufferer. Mayor Beacgrand of Montreal, Can., proprietor of La Patrie, has brought suit against La Minerve, the organ of the Do minion Government, for $200,000 dam ages, for libel, for asserting tnat Beau grand has no right to the decoration of the Legion of Houor which he received from General Boulanger when he was Minister of War, and that it was ob tained through fraud and presumably was sold, as were others, by Wilson and his friends. It has been decided by Secretary Noble that the rerating of Senator Manderson’s pension by Commissioner Tanner was illegal, and Senator Manderson has re turned the rerated certificate for cancel ation. Captain Charles A. Dempsey, of the Second Infantry, at Fort Omaha, Neb., charged with assaulting Lieutenant Colonel Fletcher, the commanding officer at the post, has been relieved from arrest and restored to duty. The courtmartial, alter a gentle reprimand, said the court was thus leuient because of the indeco rous, uuofficer-liko manner in which Lieutenant-Colonel Fletcher had con ducted himself in the affair. Governor Hill of New York, accom panied by a party of friends, left Albany on the 13th for Atlanta, Ga., to attend the Piedmont exposition. President St. John of the Mercant ile National Bank of New York City has ad dressed a letter to Secretary Windom in corporating the views expressed in the writer's address before the recent Bank ers’ Convention at Kansas City, Mo., in j favor of doubling the coinage of silver, and retiring an amount of United States legel-tender notes equal to the extra coinage of silver. On the 14th the three-mile sculling race between Matterson and Bubear over the Thames (England) course was won by Matterson, who led from the start and fin ished eight lengths ahead. Captain Rishworth Jordan, a partici pant in the war of 18L2, died at Iliddeford, Mo., on the 13th, aged niuety-five years. The chairman of the Montana Repub lican central committee, announced on the 14th that the Republicans had cer tainly carried the Legislature of that State either by one or throe majority. On the 13th Wm. T. Miner, ex-Govern or of Connecticut, died at Stamford, aged seventy-four. He was Consul Gen eral at Havana, in 1804, under Prosi leut Lincoln. The canvassers in Silver Bow County, Mont., threw out the vote ill what is known as the railroad precinct, which gave the Democrats a majority of 174. If this action is upheld by the courts it will seat the entire Republican delegation from the county (eleven members), over come the Democratic majority in the Legislature and give the Republicans control of that body. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. At Taylor’s Hotel, Jersey (Jily, N. J., on the 11th, a man was found dead iu a room with a pistol-shot wound in his head, and a revolver lying on the bod by his side. A letter on the table stated that he did not want any word sent to his friends, and gave his name of Robert Payne, St. Louis. On the 11th two children at Lima, O., were bitten by mad dogs. Frank P.ogart, eight years old, was the first vietim, and suffered intensely. The other was a two yoar-old child of Johu Lindeman. It was not badly hurt. Roth dogs were captured and killed. A boiler exploded iu Hugh’s planing mill at Chattanooga, Tenn., on the 12th, tearing out an entire side of the building and killing a negro named Charles Brad shaw. The fireman, Dave Pnllman, was blown fifty feet, but not fatally injured. On the 13th three men were crushed to death at Lansing, Mich., by the breaking of tlib crane of a wrecking apparatus in the attempt to raise a disabled engine. On the 13th Mr. McMillen, a widely known citizen of Le Flore County, Miss., and two negroes were killed by the ex plosion of a steam boiler on the former’s place at Shell Prairie. At Rico, Col., on the 12th, John Phil lips, Cash Carpenter and an unknown man were burned to death in the destruc tion of the St. James Hotel. After due warning Sergeant Holston shot and instantly killed J. P. Erren and wounded James Steel, drunkpu river men, who attempted to break into the jail at Keewatia, Oat., and release an impris oned comrade. On the 13th the famous Brooklyn (N. Y.) Tabernacle, of which Rev. Dr. DeWitt faimage is pastor, was, for the second time in. its history, totally destroyed by fire. At Baton Rouge, La., on the 13th, a body, supposed to be that of Captain J. F. Blanks of the steamboat Corona, whose boilers exploded OctoDer 3, wrecking the vessel, was found floating in the river. Chauxcsy L. Williams, of Lisbon, N. H.. has been arrested on suspicion of at tempting to poison Frank Foster and family by hanging a bag containing paris green in a water-tank used by the family. On the 11th Captain Whaleuof the fish ing schooner William Emerson, of Bos ton, and Patrick Jennings, one of the crew, were washed overboard and ' drowned by a sudden squall. They leave J faurlies in Boston. The river Livenza, in the northern part of Italy, has overflowed its banks, caus ing damage all along its course. Robert Berriijr, who killed his moth er-in-law, Walzer, near Lexington, N. C., last fall, was captured, on the night of the 13th, at Greensboro and takon to Lex ington, where he was hanged to a tree on the outskirts of the town on the follow ing night. The upper portion of the province of Coriuthia, in Austro-Hangarv, has been inundated by floods from the mountains, and Klagenfort, the capital of the prov ince, is under water to the depth of sev eral feet. O.v the 14th John Howard, engineer, and Frank Raiser and Edward Heinlan were instantly killed at Heinlan’s sor ghum mill, at Bucyrus, O., by the burst ing of the boiler. Cold water was pumped into the boiler by a mistake of the engineer. MISCELLANEOUS. Denver, Col., was chosen as the place of the next Knights Templar trienuial conclave, to be held on the second Tues day in August, 1892. The report of Supervising Surgeon Hamilton of the Marine Hospital Service for the fiscal year ended Juno 30, was made public on the 13th. The report comprises an octavo volume of more than four hundred pages, and shows that the steady increase, which has marked the relief work of the service for many years, still continues. On the 13th a battle was fought between the Cretans and the Turkish troops, iu which the latter were defeated with the loss of au officer and three soldiers killed. The Turks had been sent to oc cupy Sphakia, and the Cretans inter cepted them at the Kalierales defile in the mountains, where the battle was fought. Nearly fifty thousand seamen were treated during the past fiscal year by the officers of the Marine Hospital Service at the different hospitals and relief sta tions throughout the United States, a number exceeding by more than a thou sand the work of auy previous year since the establishment of the service nearly a century ago. Great dissatisfaction exists iu the Conemaugh Valley over the failure to distribute fully half the relief fund of .1*5,000,000 intended for the flood sufferers. There are many cases of great destitu tion, and gross mismanagement of the funds is charged. On the 14th the seventh annual conven tion of the National Laundrymen’s Asso ciation met iu Buffalo, N. Y. On the 16th the International Maritime conference opened in Washington. The gathering embraces about fifty members, representing twenty-three of the more important maritime nations, that furnish, perhaps, ninety-niue per cent, of the tonnage of the world. Tfie Federal Council of Switzerland is on the track of various official abuses iu high places, and to remedy one of them has introduced a bill making it unlawful for a member of the Council to hold any other salaried office. The bill will be passed at once. Os the 13th electric wires in all parts of the City of New York were iuspected. Expert Wheeler, of the board of Elec trical control, says that ouo-half of the wires examiued were fottud to be imper fectly insulated. This includes the wires of all the electric lighting companns. CONDENSED ^tIlEGRAMS. The fastest time ever made on a bicycle in America for a mile was made at Peoria, Hi., on the 14th, by Bert Meyers. He rode a straightaway mile iu 2:13. At Lee Postoffice, Ark., on the 13th, the two year old child of Mr. Joseph Hill fell from a chair into a fire of red-hot coals, burning the face of the child to a crisp. A fatal affray occurred at Nicholson, Miss., on the 14th, resulting iu the death of Dr. W. M. Tett, of Nicholson, and E. C. Collius, of Lacy, Miss., and the severe wounding of Quitman Pentou. The Mexican Congress has granted con cession of lands to be occupied by colonios of negroes from the United States. The concessions are in the States of Vera Cruz, Micboacan, Guerrero and San Luis Potosi and are situated in the hot region, and are admirably adapted to the culture of cotton. The famous Brooklyn Tabernacle, of which the Rev. I)e Witt Talmage, I). D., is pastor, was ou the 13th, for the second time in its history, totally destroyed by fire. Gen. H. D. Clayton, president of the University of Alabama, died at Tuscaloosa, on the 13th. He was sixty-five years of age and was one of the most distinguished statesmen in Alabama. Arrangements have been made for on excursion for the Nation’s South American guests to start South in December. They will take in Nashville, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Memphis, Montgomery, Pensacola, Jacksonville, Mobile and New Orleans. The Secretary of the Treasury has made the following appointments in the Inter nal Revenue Service: Henry C. Isaac, storekeeper and gauger, eighth Kentucky; John M. Mouser, storekeeper, fifth Ken tucky; H. L. Maxwell, storekeeper aud gauger, fifth Tennessee. Mormonism has received a decided check in Wilson county, Teun.,tbe people of that section having risen against elders operat ing there and compelled them to seek other fields under penalty of severe punishment. Maj. Chas. E. McGregor shot and killed J. M. W. Cody, upon the streets of War rentoD, Ga., on the 12th. This is the clos ing chap'er in a feud which has lasted for several years. The gross earnings of the Louisville, New Orleans & Texas Railroad for ten days, ending October 10, are $94,S17.55, against $54,052.27 for same period last year, an increase of $30,765.25. Owing to the extreme drouth there was a failure of crops in Ramsey county, Da kota, and in consequence over 100 families are reported to be without any means of subsistence during the coming winter. James Hillary, a man of about 30 years of age, who has figured as a detective at Birmingham, Ala., for several years, was shot and killed ou a crowded street ou tha I 12th by an unknown party. the jury-fixers. The Identity of the Mysterious Prisoner it la John Graham, a Lawyer—Seven Men Now Indicted for the Crime—Gra ham was the Employer of the Othei Sit—Wlio was Graham’s Employer? Chicago, Oct 14.—An extra issued at 1 I*, 1,1 • says the mysterious prisoner ar rested last night by Captain Schuettler, aud brought to the Chicago-avenue sta tion with his face muffled in a handker chief so as to conceal his identity, is John Graham, a lawyer, who has an office in the same room with A. S. Trude. Whether Graham has confessed aud acknowledged his connection with the jury-bribing i3 not yet known except to the State’s At torney. Judge Longenecker accompanied the grand jury to the room, aud this after noon an indictment will be returned against Graham,and also two additional indictments against two of the men al ready in jail. More evidence is being rapidly accumulated, and the probabili ties are that Graham’s backer aud em ployer in the conspiracy will be also ar rested before night. The whole scheme is at the point of complete exposure. Most startling developments are lookod for. Jerry O’Donnell,charged with complicity in the jury-bribing case, this morning gave bail in the sum of $5,000. Graham gave bonds this evening in the sum of $10,000—double the amouut re quired of his fellow-conspirators. A brother of the noted lawyer, A. S. Trude, and Alderman Whelan became sureties for the prisoner. Joseph Konen, the fruit dealer, who was arrested late Saturday night, was also released this evening on $5,000 bail, which was furnished by his relatives. State’s-Attorney Longenecker said this evening that Graham was the man who employed the other six to see the men who were to be summoned on the jury. The evidence against Graham, he said, was as strong as could be expected in such a case. Graham began this work over two months ago, but the State’s At torney is satisfied that the eight jurors already accepted have not been tampered with. Frederick W. Smith will be the principal witness against Graham. Mr. Longenecker stated emphatically that up to this time there hail not been any evidence of any kind that would im plicate A. S. Trude, or Thomas Sennott, clerk of the Probate Court, whose names have been connected by rumor with the plot. He asserted tliat he had no new evidence at present which would result in further indictments for jury bribing, but did not hestitate to say that he be lieved the same man to be at the back of this plot who was the fountain head of the conspiracy to murder Dr. Cronin. A Significant Departure. Detroit, Mich., Oct. 15.—Dr. O’Reilly, treasurer of the National League of America, and Colonel John Atkiusou. a prominent attorney and Irish-National ist of this city, left here yesterday morn ing for London. Rumor has it that their departure has something to do with re cent disclosures in the Crouin trial at Chicago. Dr. O’Reilly late Sunday night received a cablegram from London aud a. tele gram from Chicago, and subsequently held a long conference with Coloual At kinson at the latter’s residence, which lasted till long past midnight. Their in tention to go abroad was not known by any of Father O’Reilly’s parishioners or Colonel Atkinson’s many clients. A SEVERE NORTHEASTER. Vessels Driven Ashore ut Vineyard Haven, Mass. Vineyard Haven, Mass., Oct. 14.—A violent gale has prevailed here to-day. At noon the schooner Richards, of Tis* bury, parted chains and went ashore at the "head of the harbor. A small fleet of schooners is harbored here. The schooner Nellie Clark, of Eastport, Me., Captain St. John, for? New York, loaded with lumber, parted both chains in the harbor this afternoon and ran ashore near the steamboat wharf at the head of the harbor, where she now lies, bilged. The schooner Benj. English, of Eliza bethport, N. J., is ashore and well upon the beach at the head of the harbor. A Wild Night at Sea. Chatham, Mass., Oct. 14.—The terrific northeast gale continues with increasing force. The weather is very thick, and the rain is descending heavily. No wrecks are reported, but nothing can be seen at any distance, so if any vessels are stranded on the shoals, nothing would be known of it until the weather clears or wreckage comes ashore. This will be a wild night at sea, and vessels in distress outside can not. get help from here until the sea goes down some. In Unknown Vessel Sunk in Nantucket Sound. Nantucket, Mass., Oct. 14.—A severe storm is raging here, The body of a man has washed ashore on the south side of the islanl. Tue Coskaty Life Saving station rejiorts seeingtwo vessels in collision Saturday in Nantucket sound, one of which sank. The vessels are un known. A quantity of bedding, eta, has been picked up at the station. Washed Overboard Ana Drowned. Boston, Oat. 15.—Captain Whalen of the fishing schooner William Emerson, of Boston, anil Patrick Jennings, one of the cre^ were washed overboard and 'IVowned in the bay yesterday afternoon by a sudden squall. Both leave fatnili§.j in Boston, --* » » — ■■■—» The Desecration of Emerson’s Grave, Concord, Mass., Oct. 15.—The desecra tion of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s grave, Saturday night has caused much com ment here. Dr. Edward Emerson has returned home, and appears satisfied with the examination made by Select man Keyes. Undertaker Farrar and Chief-of-Poiiee Sanford on Sunday, who declare that none of the remains have been taken. The Emerson family desire no further investigation. A watch will be continued at the grave foi the pres ent, and until a solid vault of masonry with s^one covering can be constructed. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS, A Cool Mail Robbery. Between Leaksville and Palestt*a> | Miss., recently, Willie Lott, the eight een-year-old mail-rider, was held up by two masked men, armed with a Win chester rifle and a pistol. They pos - sessed themselves of the mail-pouch and blindfolded the boy, leading him into the woods, where the sack was cut open and the contents secured. There were but two registered packages in the bag. Their contents are unknown. Allen Brown Found Guilty. Tbe case of the State vs. Allen Brown, colored, one of the Marion (Miss.) riot ers, charged with murder, has been con cluded, the jury returmug a verdict of guilty. The case will be carried to the Supreme Court. Brown was sentenced by the court to be hanged on the 18th of November. The cases against the other three Brown brothers and Sam Gillespie were continued to the March term of court. Preparing for the Saengerfest. The ceremonios of laying the corner stone of Music Hall, in which the coming Saengerfest will be held in New Orleans, occurred recently in the presence of a large concourse of citizens. The cere monies were preceded by a grand pro cession of civic and military organiza tions. Many buildings along the line of march were handsomely decorated. The ceremonies consisted of addresses In German by Dr. B. Maas and in English by Judge W. W. Howe and vocal con tributions by local and visiting singing societies. Mr. Jacob Hassinger, presi dent of the Stengerfest, was master of ceremonies. This hall, when completed, will have a seating capacity of 6,000 in the auditorium aud 1,800 on the stage. The National Prison Congress. The auuual congress of the National Prison Association convenes in Nash ville, Tenn., November 10. Killed l>y a Passing Train. Hattie Begars, a girl of seventeen while attempting to cross the railroad tra>.k on the Western & Atlantic railroad, near Smyrna, Ga., was struck by the engine of a passing train and instantly killed. Depot Hurnod. Thd depot at Evergreen, Ala., way re- j cently destroyed by fire, with all its con tents. Nearly all the merchants had more or less freight in the warehouse. Loss about $10,000. Respited for Thirty Days. Governor Lee of Virginia ha3 respited Simon Walker, colored, of Chesterfield County, for thirty days from October 10. He deserves to hang. A Strike Ended. The strike of the six hundred coal miners at Coalburg, near Birmingham, Ala., was settled and the men returned to work at the old rate of fifty cents a ton They struck for fifty-five cents. Tobacco Ruined by Frost. The recent frosts have ruined at lehst 500,000 pounds of tobacco near Flemings burg, Ky., or about one-eighth of Flem ing County’s entire crop, entailing a loss of $50,000. Perhaps They Deserved It. There is much excitement in Bellvolr township, Pitt County, N. C., over the whipping of Robert and Phoebe Phillips by unknown colored men. Colored peo ple were angry, it is said, with the par ties for some alleged flagrant derelic tions. Not Fast Enough to Escape Death. Sam H. Shaw dropped dead at Atlanta. Ga., recently, of heart disease. Mr. Shaw was one of the fastest printers in the United States, having been the victor in several type-setting contests. He was known from San Francisco to New York. A Probable Murder. Bill Posey, a farmer, who lived twelve miles from Warrior, Ala., has been miss ing for some days and is supposed to have been murdered. He went to War rior and Gate at night his horse re turned hoiile cCYered with blood. To lie Hanged In November. Willie Williams, colored, will be hanged it Atlanta, Ga., on the 8th of N >vembsr for the murder of Conducror Whigham, on the Savannah, Americus & Mont gomery road. The traiu was iu motion at the tiiiid when Williams, who refused to pay his fare, shot the conductor dead. Had a Circus of Their Own to Attend. Robert McGraw, a countryman, and his two daughters, Cornelia and Martha, aged ninotedtt and seventeen, recently visited Birmingham, Ala., to see a cir cus. The girls gave the old man the dodge and disappeared. He learned that Cornelia had eloped with a young man named Bullard, taking her sister with her. McGraw has gone gunning for Bul lardi and say? there will t># trouble when they meet. Killed by a tave-In. Tom Wadley, superintendent of Messrs. Davis & Lamar’s kaolin beds, near Lang ley, tia., was buried alive. Mr. Wadley was down in the mine instructing his ilegrb lands about some work to be done, When one of the banks Paved in and more than a t< n of the hard clay fell upon Mr. Wadley. The accident was watched by a number of the hands, who were power less to »id their boss. Mr. Wadley’6 body was shortly afterward excavated, and upon examination his back was found broken. An Important Chemical Dlscoverv. Four successful tests were made re cently at furnaces in Birmingham, Ala., of a chemical process for removing all phosphorus from Iron and converting it into Bessemer pig. Every test was pronounced a complete success by chemists and practical steel men engaged to witness them. The process has just been discovered by a Scotch chemist named Archibald, who is in the employ of the Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company. By this process the extra cost of converting Birmingham ores into Bessemer pig will be only fifty cants o tom 07 GENERAL INTEREST. —A Matamora (Mich.) breeder re cently sheared a ram that dipped 38J pounds. —A Juniata County, Pa., woman publicly flogs her husband every time he comes home drunk. —A resident of San Francisco re cently witnessed a terrific battle be tween a swordfish and a whale in the harbor at San Francisco. The sword fish was finally victorious, killing the whale. —Says an English verbal critic: “Americans are generally falling into the habit of using the word ‘affirm’ for ‘confirm.’ For instance, when an official is questioned as to the truth fulness of a certain rumor, his answer is apt to be: ‘I will neither affirm nor deny the report’ Of course he ought to say ‘confirm.’ ’’ —The following sentence, from a letter written by Livingstone a short time before his death, and which re fers to slavery, is inscribed on his tomb in Westminster Abbey: “All I can add in my loneliness is, may Heaven’s rich blessings come down on every one, American, English or Turk, who will help to heal the open sore of the world." —A farmer of Sporting Hill, near Manheim, Pa., has a twenty-five-year old horse that was so stiff that he could hardly walk. He was put into a pasture through which runs a creek. It was noticed that a great part of his time was spent in bathing and lying in the water, and, in a short time, to the surprise of the owner, he became as spry as a young colt. —Three young women lately caused a good deal of commotion in Eastwood, a wealthy little suburb of Louisville, Ky. The teacher of the village school having resigned, three young women, members of the best families of town, applied for the position. The author ities were unable to choose because of the embarrassment of riches, and an election was ordered to decide the question. —A Geneva (Ga.) man says that ho saw a rabbit whip and kill a snake a few days ago. The snake had caught a young rabbit and was trying to swal low it. The old rabbit rushed by the snake and bit at it as it passed. It then ran by the snake again and bit it, and repeated the run several times, biting the snake each time. The snake finally dropped the young rabbit, crawled off a short distance and died. —“The Sugar Beet” quotes from an exchange the following statement, but seems to be somewhat doubtful of its authenticity: “A hen that had gone through a clay puddle went with her muddy feet into a sugar house. She left her tracks on a pile of sugar. It was noticed that wherever her tracks were the sugar was whitened. Expe riments were instituted, and the result was that wot clay came to bo used in refining sugar.” —The amount of water passing over Niagara Falls varies with the height of the river. Prof. W. D. Gun ning estimates the average amount at 18,000,000 cubic feet per minute. Al lowing 62^ pounds to the cubic foot this would give a total of 562,500 tons per minute, or 25,312,500 tons in forty five minutes, of which somewhat more than two-thirds passes over the Horse shoe Falls. Other estimates place the total amount passing over both falls as high as 100,000,000 tons per hour. In comparison, the recent fiood at Johns town was a gill. —The Atlanta Constitution remarks: “It looks like the Lord is compensat ing the South for the loss of its slaves by opening new and unsuspected sources of wealth. For instance, in slavery days the problem of the plan tation was to dispose of the cotton seed—it was burned, rotted, dumped. When slavery lifted it was discovered that tbe despised seed were good for fertilizers and stock food. Then thir ty-five gallons of oil could be taken from each ton without impairing its value, and this oil refined up to $1 per gallon. Then that the hulls made good food, the ashes good potash, the ‘refuse’ good soap stock and the fiber of the stalk good paper.” A Very Knowing Horse. Horses are just like men—some have sense and some have none There is one hill horse on our line that knows as well as I do when his work is done and with what car he is to go to the stable. The car leaves the terminus at midnight and passes the corner where he is hitched ten minutes later. I don’t know whether ho knows the number of the car, or the team, or the driver, but he knows the time, and one night when they tried to keep him to help up another car, a few minutes later, he kicked, and squealed, and bit, and refused to pull, so that they had to let him go. The other hill horse that works with him doesn’t know a thing, and will pull cars up all night without having sense enough to object. —btreet-Car Driver in Globe Democrat