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by huntsville gazette COMPANY. “With Charity For Ail; and Malice Towards None.” subscription, $i.eo p«r Annum. VOLUME XI._HUNTSVILLE. ALA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1890. NUMBER 4‘.5. c;t Patti, and Minneapolis quit even’ gach has proven that tho other packed • h0 census returns. The twins should n,,w resolve to reform, kiss and make UP- ___ Thk bill for tho transfer of tho weather service to the Department of Agriculture has been passod by both bouses of Congress and only needs the signature of tho President to become operative. Bai.i-'OUK is in the saddle again, and a new crusade against the Trish Nation alists has been begun by the arrest of John Dillon and William O’Brien, and in the light of past experience both of them are likely to grace prison suits again. ________ Tiif. addition of five stars to tho con stellation adorning “Old Glory,” accord ing to the Quartermaster-General’s fiiraring, will enbanco the cost of tho National ensign twenty-five cents oacb, or five cents per star. Guess wo can stand it Cotton" is tho ono important crop in tho United States which does not show a falling off as compared with tho aver age of tho past two or three years. Tho South will ho called upon this year to keep the country’s end up in tho foreign trade account Tiif new cruiser Philadelphia seems to be swifter even than the other fly ers which havo boon added to this branch of tho navy in tho past two or three years. In somo respects, at least, the United States will soon bo ablo to dub herself mistress of the seas. Tiif passago of the Anti-Pottery bill In the Senate, which has just taken place, sends that measure to the Presi dent, who will promptly sign it Thus an honest and intelligent attempt will be made by tho General Government to crush tho great conspiracy against morality. _ A Canadian newspaper reporter has stepped into trouble by accepting tho story of a practical joker as fact, and telegraphing throughout the Dominion and the United States tho details of a knock-down experience of 1‘rinco Goorgo with a gang of toughs whilo doing Mon treal incog, and tho arrest of Princo and pJebians by a-couple of French Cana dian bobhios who failed to recognize royalty in disguise. It must have occurred to Mr. "Balfour oy this timo that he lias overreached bimself in causing tho arrest of Mossrs. Dillon and Q'linen. Martyrs in any cause always arouse more enthusiasm than can ho possibly aroused by those who are simply its advocates. Ameri can intorest in the cause of Irish home rule, which had begun to flag, is now again rising to fever heat and will make itself felt in increased subscrip tions and contributions. Secretary Rcsk, in addressing tho farmers at tho Ohio Mtato Fair in Columbus, said, among other things, that he congratulated them upon the development of agricultural organiza tions, justified their determination to no longer he satisfied with comparisons of tho advantages they now enjoy with tho privileges enjoyed by their sires, hut to insist upon tho full s haro with their city brothers, and tho general prosperity to which they contribute so much. Dn the basis of the latest report by the Department of Agriculture a yiold in 1890 is figured of about 1,550,000,000 nishels of corn, 100,000,000 of wheat and 525.000. 000 of oats. This would be a shortago, as compared with 1S89, of 100.000. 000 bushels of corn, 90,000,000 of "’heat and 225,000,000 of oats. What c'erniay ho tho prices, it is reasonably -ertain that this year’s crop, together "ith all that is left over from 1S89, will ('0Tlsiinied by the timo that the crop m 1891 begins to come in. Fog several months after tho over thri,'v of the Government of Dorn Pedro n brazil the outside world looked upon ' al act a* a sort of military revolution, ''inch was not in answer t« any popular 'M>iand, and which would not meet m,u'h Popular support whonevor the op l-’ortunity should ho offered for the poo *' " t0 express themselves in tho regular ",ly- 1 his notion, however, was orrone ,K 'n the elections just held through* uUt 'uazil for memhers of tho Constitu ent Assembly, friends of tho republic appear to have achieved a complete and "teping triumph over tho reaction aries. hiN is the wheat situation, according 1London limos: Europe, Egypt, o.a i.i, Australia and South America ;\a "a'n >n yield in 1890, as com -Ivi of 85,000,000 bushels, v/-ho United States and India ro a loss °f 95,000.000. Consequently ’''is year in the aggregate is V(:U’7 hushols below that of last ai,a,., , *ast year's yield had been \vv i i tU0 averao° tho shortage now ga- n°t havo much effect on prices. cion' f WeVer’ is not tho case. Tho tho SV| 'vas nndor rather than over n Han of the half dozen years imns* fore Preceding. Higher prices, there spPI' ur’he next six or eight months etn to be indicated. ft Cm) .AIissouri Cornelia," Mrs. Mary her-" r n^’ tll(> Prou'l mother who gave at pit ! &a^ant sons to her country, is form . l0 receive recognition in he hilif0„ .a.rnsion of a month, the CajJpp 'hieh has passed both houses of ftio nf t ow mothers can boast o? a ons with brighter recwdii NEWS IN BRIEF. Compiled from Various Sources. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. In the Senate, on tlie 17th, n number of bills on the calendar were taken up and passed during the morning hour. The re mainder of tlie day’s »o»sion was devoted to consideration of tho bill to establish a court to settle private land claims in Western Stales and Territories, but without action the bill went ovor.In tho House the con tested election caso of Langston against Venablo was takon up, but final action upon It was not reached. An even ing session was held at which a largo number of minor bills Were passed. IN tlie .senate, on the 18tli, a resolution, introduced by Mr. Piunib, calling on tho Secretary of tho Tieaaury for Information about tlie payment for silver bullion pur chased under tlie new Silver law was adopted. A number of bills on tlie calen dar were passed, and tlie Senate listened to eulogies of tlie late Uaprcsnntutivo Laird, of Nebraska. In tlie House the day was spout in trying to secure a quorum so as to tako action on the Langston-Venable con tested election case. Tho Democrats, re training from voting, succeeded in break ing the quorum, and tIso House, without taking action on tile case, at 3:05 p. m. ad journed. In the Senate, on the 19th, Mr. Plumb’s resolution to recommit the Bankruptcy bill with instructions to amend it to apply to voluntary bankruptcy only was discussed for awhile and then left on the calendar, with not much probability of it being called up tills session. A number of uuobjected bills on the calendar were taken up and passed ...In the House tlie Democratic mi nority, by filibustering tactics, refusing to vote, but responding to roll calls, prevent ed final action lip to the time of adjourn ment on tlie Langston-Venable contested election case. In the Senate, on ttin 29th, consideration wasrosumed of the Somite bill to roduco the amount of United States bonds to be required of National banks, and to restore to tlie channels of trade the excessive accumula tions of lawful money in the Treasury, but without action tho hill was laid aside. Tho bill to define and regulate the Juris diction of the courts of tho United States was takon up, and, after discussion, was laid aside informally, and a number of pri vuto pension bills were takon from tho cal endar and pnssod.. . .In the Honso tho Journal was approved without objection, but filibustering on tho part of the Dem ocrats led to an early adjournment without the transaction of any business. IN tho Senate, on tlie 22d, after the trans action of somo routine business, Mr. Pin mb offered n resolution, which went over, directing tho committoe on education and labor to investigate tho charges made in tlie memorial of the Woman’s National Indus trial League, presented on tlie 31 inst, for tlie protection of womon and ohltdrcn em ployed In mill• and factories. Considera tion of the bill to define and regulate ttie Jurisdiction of tlie courts of the United Statos, was then resumed, and, with tiic ex ception of a short < x-cutiro session occu pied tho remainder of tlie day.In the House the minority continued their fili bustering tactics to tlie obstruction of all business. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. It is said that Captain George S. Mac Kenzio, tho famous chess-player of New York City, is dying with consumption in Manchester, England, where he re cently took part in an international chess tournament. The Osman Pasha who was lost on the ill-fated Turkish man-of-war Erto groul, was not, as first reported, Osman Pasha, the lighting General of Plevna, hut a Vice-Admiral in tho Turkish navy. John II. Handy, an ex-member of the Maryland Senate, and a well-known lawyer of Baltimore, who was accused of squandering trust funds, has been disbarred by the Supreme Court of that State. On the 20th the Com to de Paris took loavo of a number of his leading adher ents at Folkestone, England, prior to his departure for America. The case of Correspondent O'Brien, arrested at Montreal, Can., for sending broadcast the story about Prince Goorgo and a street, fight, will be dismissed at tho request of Queen Victoria, who dis approves of proceedings taken against a subject for a private offense against a member of tho royal family, holding that their dignity is beyond question, and can not be affected by a scurrilous story. Captain IIenkt Pk.ti.uson, of San Francisco, has performed the feat of sailing an 18-foot yacht from that port to Tahiti, and has thus gained tho 8500 wager which had already cost ono man his life. On tho 22d ox-Congrossman 1* rank Morey, of Louisiana, died in Washing ton, of malarial troubles, contracted on his plantation in Louisiana during the recent flood in the Mississippi river. On the 33d the funeral of Dion Douci cault, the dramatist and actor, took place from the “Littlo Church Around the Corner,’' which was packed to over flowing with prominent actors and ac tresses from nearly every theater in New York City. Tiik anti-slavery congress at Paris was opened by Cardinal Lavigorie with an address in which ho highly praised tho enthusiasm of England in the anti slavery work, although it was headed by Catholics. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. A terrible accident hapi»ened, on tho 19th, on the Mexican railroad. Two trains going in opposite directions ran into cash other at Rinconndo, and tho cars were piled oil one another and com pletely wrecked. Ten persons tve,o killed and several others wounded. At Troy, X. Y., on the 19th, the three indicted train-wreckers were arraigned and pleaded not guilty. John Kiernan and John Cordeal, not indicted, were rearrosted for the It amors' wreck on the others’ confession. Tho three men pleading not guilty will reverso tboir plea after testifying in the other two cases. On the 20th seven miners were killed hv the falling of a cage in the JoilDi' pit at WiUculiurjj, Ueru»»n;% On the 20th the thirteen indicted St. Paul iMinn.) census enumerators were arraigned in Minneapolis, and no one was present to go their bail. They were on the point of going to jail when W. II. Eustis, of Minneapolis, rescued them. Their desertion by the St Paul citizens who got them into their scrapo is so verely commented on. On the 20th Mrs. Elihua Wing, wife of a wealthy farmer of Greenfield, N. Y., and mother of Daniel E. Wing, a prominent Saratoga lawyer, was burned to death by her clothing .-atcliing fire from a lamp. Ox tho 22d Cal Woods, tho murderer of Pasco, who was sentenced todeatli by electricity at Glenn Falls. N. Y.. was taken to Danncmora prison, thore to await tho execution of his sentence, which event is set for some time during the weok of November 3. The con demned man preserves an air of perfect indifference. MISCELLANEOUS; Ox tho 19th tho Treasury Department received for purchase 820,000 ounces of silver bullion, 470,000 of which were accepted at tho following prices; 50,000 ounces at 81.1614; 100,000 ounces at 81. 1635; 100,000 ounces at 81-101; 150,000 ounces at 81.1045; 20,000 ounces at 81. 1049 50,000 ounces at 81.1028. Tiie body of a woman named Goeda was exhumed at Szogedin, Hungary, on tho 19th, for tho purpose of an autopsy. When tho coffin was opened it was found that tho woman had been buried alive and that she had given birth to a child in tho coffin. ON tho 20th a train of twenty-five car loads of raisins left Fresno, Cal., for tho East via the Central and Union Pacific route. Reports from twent,v-OHe South Da kota counties where threshing is in progress show that the yield of wheat is greater than at first supposed. It averages fifteen bushels per acre. Corn was not injured by frost, and will yield forty-five bushels per acre. Although not a full crop, farmers will realize more cash for their produco than for many years. The condition of the iron and steel trade in Great Britain is said, by author ities on the subject, to forecast a busy winter. The Kings Powder Mills Company of Cincinnati has sued )ho Pittsburgh, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Company to recover £50,000 damages arising from an explosion at the mill, several months ago, caused by a badly-conducted run ning switch with tho defendant's cars. The Peters Cartridge Company has also filed a similar suit to recover £100,000. Farmers in tho neighborhood of Spring Valley, O . are losing all their hogs by cholera, and tho diseaso is al ready reported west of there toward tho Big Miami river. Through the collapso of the card banks at Maliemor, France, six square miles of country was submerged. Hun dreds of ton? of grapes were destroyed, and many head of cattle drowned. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. One of the most frightful railroad wrecks tho Illinois Central has ex perienced for some time occurred at Chicago on the Sslst, in which at least ion people were killed and a number seriously injured. W. L. Colbone, formerly a prominent business man of Colchester, 111., was convicted of cruelly assaulting and whipping his bride. lie was lodged in jail and this saved him from an inter view by a tar and feather brigade of infuriated neighbors. Malvina Sanderson, of Cincinnati, on the 21st swore out a warrant for tho arrest of Nicholas Sanderson and also an attachment on his wages. Tho suit developed tho startling faet that the girl will not be 14 years old until October 1st, yet is the mother of triplets nearly a month old. They are fat, good look ing and healthy. Sanderson refuses to support his wife and children. Julia Hueberger, of Paris, Texas, aged 18 months, pulled a cup of boiling milk from tho kitchen stove, which spilled on her head and breast, burning her so seriously that she died. William Raney and Henry Temple, farmers, were in Holland, Texas, drink ing. While on route homo they got to racing their horses and both men wore thrown. Raney was killed and Temple was badly injured. Turee hundred spectators witnessed a public whipping at New Castle, Del., on the 21st. Six negroes and two whites, for various larcenies, received from five to twenty lashes each. The signing of the River and Harbor bill was celebrated at Austin, Texas, by a public mass meeting on the 20th. The o'Dce of the Adams Express Com pany at Middlesboro, Ky., was entered on the night of the 20th and the safe blown open. Three thousand dollars was taken. There is no clew to the per petrators C'f the deed. B’armers in the vicinity of Spring Valley, Ohio, are losing all their hogs by cholera. If open weather continues the epidemic will become general, for there is no known cure for hog cholera. J. A. Miller, City Marshal of El Reno, O. T., was shot and killed on the 21st by a drunken cowboy he was at tempts g to arrest. A posse of citizens followed the cow’boy three or four miles before he was arrested. Jjyneb'UJT ia threatened. I THE WRECK RECORD. Kallroid Collisions Multiplying with Alarming Kapldity—A Big Smash on the Wabash Within llie St. Louis City Lim its—One Mail Killed and Several In jured anil a General Wreck Occasioned hy tlie Failure of a Telegraph Operator to Signal Properly. St. Louis, Sept. 33.—A frightful rear end collision occurred a few minutes after sevon o'clock last evening at For , sythe Junction, just within the city ; limits, on the Wabash & Pacific raii | road, by which one man was killed, ono | ifrioUsly, and several slightly hurt, I and that a scoro of others were not killed was tho marvel of all who saw and noted the nature of the wreck. Tho Creve Coeur accommodation on the “Colorado” road had just switched on to the Wabash track, and stopped to take up the switchman, when a heavy passenger train on the Wabash came around the curve at a speed of twenty-five miles an hour and struck tho accommodation train with tremendous force, telescoping the rear car and driving tho first car upon and half way over tho truck of tho tender, which in turn crushed the engineer's cab like an egg shell, and jammed up against the boiler of the engine. Tho engineer and fireman, father and son, saved themselvos by jumping. The engine on tho Wabash train was completely dismantled, and tho engi neer, who remained at his post and tried to save his train, was caught between the tender and ongino and almost in stantly killed. The fireman saved him self, with slight bruises, hy jumping. The cars of this train wore also moro or less damaged. The cause of tho accident, it seems, was the failure of the telegraph opera tor to “pull the hoard” on the Wabash after giving tho right of way to the Colorado train, only displaying the red light after the on-coming train was within a fow yards of the switch, when it was impossible to even perceptibly check its speed. POTTSVILLE’S SORROW. Fnnpral* of Six of tlie Victims of the Ac cident on the Reading; Railroad at Shoemakersville—A Sorrowful Scene in l’ottsville. Pottsvii.i.e,Pa., Sept. 23.—The bodies of six victims of tho Reading railroad disaster at Shoemakersville Friday night were buried yesterday. Tho first funoral was that of Fireman Tamplin, whoso body was takon to Fleetwood, Perks County, and interred. At noon the body of Mail Agent Greenwood was buried in tho Odd Fellow's’ Cemetery at Tamaqua. Yesterday afternoon tho bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Fredericks were buriod in Chales Paeber Cemetery, and two hours later the remains of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fox wero interred in tho Odd Fellows’ Cemetery. Pottsvillo has never before witnessed so sorrowful a scene. All placos of businoss wore closed at noon and re mained closed until 5 p. m., and to-day they will be closed from nine to five o'clock. The funeral of Engineer .1 no. White will take place to-day at ten o’clock and that of Solomon Hoover at four. The obsequies of General Solici tor Geo. It. Kaercher, of tho Reading Railroad Company will take place at 2:30 p. m. A special train will bo run from Philadelphia to accommodate those wishing to attend the funeral. GOTHAM’S CORRUPTION. The Moral Needs of. New York City Calls for More than Mer^ Folltlcians for Jts Government. \ New Yoi;k, Sept. 23\—The call of the Municipal Reform party for a meeting of clergymen to consider\the local situa tion was responded to by a large num ber of clericals, who yesterday after noon met in Hardman’s Hall. Father Ducey, of St. Leo’s (Catholic) Church, called tho meeting to order, and in his introductory remarks de nounced tho government of this city as a disgrace and a reproach to its pastors. When Father Ducey had concluded his remarks, Rev. Mr. McChesney was introduced as the chairman, and on taking charge of tho meeting said: Courageous, honest and capablo men were need more than Democrats, Re publicans or Prohibitionists. No poli tical party had a monopoly of good rnon. Dr. Howard Crosby, who followed Chairman McChesney, enlivened tho meeting with a characteristic address in which ho humorously depicted the monstrous corruption of New \ork Municipal government. A heated and somewhat acrimonious discussion followed. Finally, however, tho coil was untangled by the passage of a resolution inviting the co-operation of labor organizations. ON THE BATTLE-FIELD. Veterans of the Ninth New York IJegl ment Ykliln; tho Old Battle-Field* in Virginia—A Cordial Kfeeption. Fjioxt Royai, Va., Sept. 23.—Tho veterans of the Ninth New York regi ment, on their pilgrimage to the battle fields of Virginia, were met here yester day by a committee of the Front Royal veterans, and conveyed to their quar ters in carriages. Addresses of welcome were made by Mr. H. H. Downey and Judge Giles Cook, and responded to by Captain Hussey, commandant, and Colonel Scott. Among the other speak ers were Captain Coleman, formerly of the Fifth Ohio, now of the Sixty-ninth New York. After dinner the visitors were shown the resources of the coun try, and the improvements con templated. The veterans were escorted to the depot by the citizens, wbq cheered them heartily. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. Some Tennessee Census Figure*. Tho Census Office at Washington makes the following official report of tho Third census district of Tonnesseo: Counties! isoo! 1880. Inc! I>ec. Bedford. 24.7"4 26,021. 1,321 Cheatham. 8.722 7,956 766. Coffee. 13,819 12,891 925. __ Davidson... . 108.121 79,026 25,048. Franklin. 18 9 6 17.178 1,73s. Giles. 34.866 36,014 . 1,148 Lincoln. 27,376 26,950 416. Marshall. 18,890 19,259 . 366 Maury. 88,074 39,404 . 1,830 Moo.e. 6,9 9 6,233 . 261 Robertson. 20,04.* 18,861 1,181 .. Rutherford......... 34.998 36,741 . 1,753 Sumner. 23,612 23.625 17 . Trousdale. 5.841 6.646 . 802 Williams. 26,263 28,313 . 2,050 Wilson. 27,ii61 28.745 . 5.686 In 1880 the same counties showed a population of 413,882. The new census shows a population of 437,303, an in crease of 22,921, or 5.55 per cent. Tho population of Nashville is 70,809. In 1S80 it was 43,350; tho gain is 32,959, the rate of increase being 70.3 per cent. The population of th« city of Murfroes borough is 3,638, a decrease of 162 in ten years. Tho census of 1880 showed 3,800 population, tlio rate of decrease being 4.26 per cent Mississippi Census Figures. The Census Office makes the follow ing official report of tho census of tho following counties in Mississippi: Counties. 18907 1839. Inc. Dec. Alcorn. 13,018 14,272 . 1,224 Benton. 10,556 11,023 . 467 Do Soto. 24.097 22,924 1.178 . Itawamba. 11,661 10,663 998. Lafayette. 2i,427 21,671 . 1,241 Lee. 19,968 20,470 . 502 Marshall. 25,8)5 29.330 . 3,435 Panola. 26,90.5 28,352 . 1,449 Pontotoc. 14.8891 18,858 1,041 . Prentiss. 13,654 12,158 1,498 . TatO. 19,729* 18,721 808 . Tappah. 12.9.4: 12,867 5 7 . Tishomingo. 9,233! 8,774 459 . Union. 13,5691 l»,03o 2,539 . This shows a total of 238,005, as com pared with 248,113 ten years ago, a do creaso of 48. Tho population of tho city of Corinth is 2,109, as compared with 2,295 in 1880. This Is a decrcaso of 1G0, or 7.3 per cent, in ten years. The population of Holly Springs is 2,232. In 1880 it was 2,370. Tho docroaso has been 138, or 5.82 per cent. Kentucky Census Figure*. The Census Office at Washington has reported the official population of tho following Kentucky cities: Cities. 1890. 1880. Increase. Harrodsbura. 3,19 1 2,202 992 Lebanon. 2.805 2,054 751 Louisville.161,605 123,758 37.247 Shelby vllle. 2,676 2,303 283 Also the following Kentucky countios. Counties. 1890. 1S80 Inc. Deo Anderson. 10,598 9,361 1,237 .... 13 ill 1 i tt. 8,285 8,521 ...... 238 Carroll. 9.254 8,95.! 301 . Green . 11,46-9 11,871 ..... 401 Henry. 14,114 14.492 *78 Jefferson. 188,341 14 ;,010 42,?31 . Marion. 15,-28 14,69 s 933 . Mercer. 15,021 14,142 879 . Nelson.. 16,380 16,699 229 Oldham. G.753 7.CG7 814 Shelby. 16,482 16,813 331 Spencer. 6,729 7,041 311 Taylor. 9.329 9.259 70 . Trimble. 7,113 7,171 ...... 58 Washington.... 13 61(5 14,419 803 Total in 1890, 349,114; in 1880, 307,201; increaso, 42,094; increase ontsido ol Louisville (in Jefferson County), 4,847; decrease outside of Jefferson County, 237. Hot on the Cotton Crop. In November, 1889, a “pool” was made among membors of tho Memphis (Tenn.) Cotton Exchange to accept a wager of 81,000 offored by a Now Orleans cotton man that tho cotton crop of 1889-90 would exceed 7,400,000 bales. The wager was accepted, and the New Orleans man wanted to place $l,00ft more that the crop would foot up 7,350,000, and ho was promptly accom modated. The figures of tho Now York Commercial and Financial Chroniclo were the basis upon which the wagers were to bo decided. The other day the Memphis Cotton Exchange was notified that the crop was 7,313,728, and that the j New Orleans guesser had lost. Car-Loads of Silver. Four car-loads of silver pigs worth 51,800,000 passed through Chattanooga Tenn., a few days ago for New Orleans from Philadelphia Tho pigs were in open baggage cars and covered about half the floor of each, laid in loosely Tho United States Express Company had the valuable freight In charge and had no guard over it. They say they have no more fears of being robbed than if the white metal was pig-iron. Six car-loads had gone through previously without mishap. A Ills’ Offer Refilled. .Tames S. Richardson, of Mississippi, has refused the offer of an English syn dicate of a profit of 82.500,000 over and above the par value of his cotton prop erty. Mr. Richardson is said to be the largest grower of cotton in the world. Alleged Wife Poisoner. Robert Hall, a white farmer near Sandy Ridge, Lowndes County, Ala., was lodged in jail a few days ago on th« charge of murdering his wife by poison ing her. Shot bv Howdlei. At Pine-ville, Ky., Policeman George Covert was shot by two rowdies. Pine ville is the place where court was held recently under military protection. Dr. Ghlslln Dead. Dr. George R. Ghislin, who represent ed the Confsderacy at the Court of St James, where he tried in vain to secure recognition, is dead. Against the Compound T.ard Bill. The Montgomery (Ala.) Commercial and Industrial Association has adopted strong resolutions against the Compound Lard hill PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. —Elibu Vedder, who has just returnoA to his home in Rome after a fourmonths1 trip on tho Nile, has ISO drawings, sketches and paintings with him as tho result of his labors. —Raroness Julie do Fontenilliot, who has decided to go upon tho stage, is a pretty blonde of slight but well-rounded ligure, and is of medium height, llct eyes are gray and her face most attract ive. —Most of Napoleon’s love-letters were written by an amanuensis, and he usual ly dictatod so rapidly that the writer had to All frequent gaps from memory. This was also tho case with nearly all of his correspondence, as Napoleon was inclined to shun letter-writing. —Dr. Junker, who learned in Central Africa to live on ants and various other delicacies of the savage nations, says that if white explorers would accustom themselves to nativo food they would keep in better health and would not mind when their European resources were exhausted. —Mrs. A. II Crane, of Rrooks County, Georgia, sixty-Avo years old, raised last year, with tho help of ono little hoy, four bales of cotton, 200 bushels of corn, meat enough for tho year, and an abundant supply of oats, fodder, etc. All the outside help she had was tho hiring of a man for ono day and tho picking of 500 pounds of cotton. —Prof. Virchow is one of the most distinguished physicians and scientists on tho continent of Europe, lie has just paid the American medical world a high tribute, declaring “that it excels in surgory, midwifery, and dentistry; what tho Germans know aboutdontistry thoy learned from America. Ameti#a has also splendid oculists.”—N. Y. Christian Advocate. —Colonol Webb, of Chester, N. ,T., is in the ninetieth year of his age. lie can stand upon a chair, bend backward, touch his head upon tho lloor and riso up again without the aid of his hands, lie goes fishing nearly every day in tho Black river, stands in the water up to his knees from morning until night, and ofttimes lands as many as fifty catfish a day. Who of that ago can boat this record?” —The monument of Pestalozzi at Yverdon, lately inaugurated, has these inscriptions: “To Pestalozzi, 174(>-1S27. Erected by popular subscription, 1890.” “I lived like a beggar to show beggars how they ought to live as men.” “Sav ior of tho poor in Neuhof. Fathoi of tho orphans in Stauz. Founder of tho popular school in Burgdorf. Educator of men in Yverdon. All for others, nothing for himself!” —Prosper Crabbe, whoso really impor tant collection of pictures was sold two weeks ago, be*ran lifo as a reporter on tho Independonco Bolgo. The editor soon told him that ho never would make a living as a newspaper man, and ho be came a stockbroker and died worth 30, - 000,000 francs in monoy besides his other properties. Tho two highest priced pictures at his sale were Dela croix’s “Tiger Hunt,” 70,000 francs, and Rembrandt’s portraitof an admiral, 100,• 500 francs. “A LITTLE NONSENSE/’ — “You aro looking pretty hard this morning,” said the lettuce to tho egg. “Yes,” answered the egg. “I an just getting over a boil.”—Terre Haute Ex press. —Speaking of maternal instinct a marine exchange has an article on “Devoted Mother Whales.” So does tho devoted father, only he lays it on hard er.—Philadelphia Press. —Little Boy (to Italian of whom his father has just made a purchase)—“Are you Italian?” Italian—“Si, signor.” Boy—“Papa, what is that in American?” Papa—“Yis, begorra.”—Boston Trans cript —Small Boy—“Papa, what does ‘mo notonous’ mean?” Father (wearily) — “Wait till your mother begins to talk dress with your aunt, my hoy; then you’ll realize the full meaning of the word. ” —Stranger—“Do tho cars run to tho park all the time?” Conductor—“No, sir; only half tho time.” Stranger— “That’s funny. How does it happen?” Conductor—“It takes tho other half for to run hack.” —He—“I’m sure Cupid had nothing to do with arranging our alphabet.” Kho —“What gives you that impression?" He—"If he had been doing it ho would have placed U and 1 much nearer each other.”—Chicago Post —She's a ches nut, so is Joo; How you stand it, I don’t know, I wish they were married, How happy I would be If they were with McGinty At the bottom of the sea. —Atlanta Constitution. —They had been talking about feats of strength, when Patsy, the tramp, said: “I once jumped my board hill at a $5 a day house.” “And I,” said tho incendiary, “once fired a whole hotel with onehand."—St Joseph (Mo.) News. —Father—“Have you succeeded in finding the owner of that knifo you found, Johnny?” Johnny—“No, sir, but I think 1 know who lost it” “Who do you think?” “Tommy Green.” “Why don’t you ask him if ho did?” "’Cause I’m afraid he’ll say yes.”— Yankee Blade. —Old gentleman —“You haven’t been quarreling with that young man who calls on you, have you, Julia?” Julia— “Why no, pa; why do you a.sk such a question?” Old gentleman—“I noticed that he has kept away somewhat lately. He has only been hore six times this week, so far.”—Hoston Herald.