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w ?- -dPMNBlrth. 1 . A il'tijiiiiiiiw'iMawiiHMMiiiii ,.m. m,if ,whi 4Ui,ii'- "flp V THE AjJfer- TURNERfE-HAMLIN. Publishers. Stings for Our Enemies-Hoiiey for Our Friends WM. T. TOENEB, Editor. X BU ilfW' V t iff tT ' X VMS JJMMMMh- . J M jl ,:;;. WMi VOL. I. LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY, Churches. niTJi baptist cmmcir. Vcimont Avonup, between Q & It Sta., N W Services -very t-abbath, 11 A. M., 3 P. M. and P. M. Jtev. John H. Brooks, pastor. l'astor'rt lesidence, 2143 9tl street, N. W. june 8-tf Furniture. Furniture Packing and Repairing. JOHN T. ASHFORD, Manufacturer and dealer in FURNITURE, 1004 Penna. Ave., N. W. Ii.uit i , Pictures and Mirrors carefully pa'-t-l and pped. Work done with. care l jt!ul au.l whin promised. June 3-tf Tobacco and Cigars. 1LALEU IX Cigars, Tobacco, jJn 1 si! k ikIh of ConfectionerieR and Fruits l-e t if air, Tonic, Cream and Milk. ' 1300. Cor 13th and H Sts, N. W jua - Clothingr. JUSTH'S OLD STAND, 619 D St, bet. 6th and 7th Sts., W. W. I MES' AND GENTLEMEN'S First-Class Secoud-Hantl doHunjL Boots, Shoes, Hats, &c. jun- 3 ti L. S. JUSTH, rrcprietor. BUSH, THE TAILOR, loG 13th Street, !tf. W. Piqxiiiiiiig ncMtly donpf alto cleaning, and boouriiig S tits to order from $18 QP- juue 3-tf. "r ,.;, iax H Suit of Clothes Cleaned J. 4ii ; I'l.uMti iut PRIIJOE'S 1003 F Street, N. W. j f Restaurant. SHAKSPEARE HOUSE, 350 Penna. Avenue. r.re-- urn Uestauraut ou European Plan. M.. M-nwl at all Iiouip. Table supplied vr.'h thr beet t'10 market aflords. The Jj.ir Htocked with the finest Wines L: juors arid Cgarc ' ,... ?AIL & MIDDLE rOS. Eoarding Houses. Fiiiladelphia House. WILLIAMS & MEREDITH, Proprietors. 348 Penna. Avenue, N. W. J-.i.e 1 M THE SOUTHERN HOUSE. Boarding and Lodging. A ( mi. tii.nery, Fruits, and Ice Cream MRS. M. V, ENNELLS, 1410 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. No w. oppobite Willard'3 HoteL : mo 3 tf PARK HOTEL, 7th and Boundary Streets, JOHN" RICKS, Proprietor. Boarding and Lodging. Lunch always fady Choice Wmes, Liquors, Cijrars and Tolucco. Mineral Waters of all kinds. Also a firat- lais Barber Shop in the house, kept y M Payiio and W. P. Giuy, brauch from '2 lVmia Avoune, K. W., where customers un be mm-voiI in lirHt-claPB style. June 3-tf GRAND UNI0NH0TEL 415 1311 Street, Northwest, Capt. WM. B. GRIFFITH, Prop'r. 1 .no Wiupp, Liquors and Cigars. 1 irst- i.,8 rooms to let bv the day or week. un 'J- t Barber Shops. A. J. HOWARD, tail ami Hair-Dressine 1106 Eighth Street, S. E. TirM-daKs artiets, the test material, and oariiui, prompt, courteous attention to evcrv jution Your .patronage is jespoctfully 8-lilcltpJ . June 3-tf M. PAYNE & W. P. GRAY, Hair-Cutting and mtm Saloon, 352 Pennsylvania Ave., WASHINGTON, D. C. Every customer a clean towol. June 3-tf Brokers. W nri. E. MATTHEWS. BROKER, Room 2 Le Droit Building, WASHINGTON, D. C. vlnZ?T1r'Q8ea' XotC8 "counted. 11 Lstato Bought and gold. june 3.tf L. G. FLETCHER, Ag't. te ff, ,,Lotaor,8ale- Loa negotia vi niH f"110"- Money nalolv invested. on,tIOr,f',r, aml L,,'e Insurance. 7.!??Cd,3j n" W,ng' K0m 55 eamW Kphfdf nro. 182J B street. X, E. June 3-tf "pEUSONS dealing loans of Hiiall or large U ? " of nitmt7 " be a commodatod L, api lymg to W. AUGUSTUS STEWAKT. , 80 tlWBO wishing to invest can get tlie r7f '"'"IP,"1 centage on thoir investment at thiB V " Jill 1 t.ict .n n.i. )iu street, j. ., or, after office his residence, 1703 19th street, "un.. at perty bought and sold. jane 3-tf SAMCEL B, GRAKT. CALVIN D. JOHNSON & GRANT & JOHNSON, Book and Job Printers, 606 10th Street, N. W., WASHINGTON, D. C. .i V VAlcuica witn promptness, neatness find cheapness. juno 3-tf f Boots Examination SHOES! SHOES! SHOES! JUST OPENED AT THE Boston Shoe Hou A largo lot of LadicB., Children Men's and LADIES' Tjflrlion' V-itn..i j- . idles' ' Fraught Ly lrm ?1.00mp to 2.00; nTLC8' b&nd-made, $1.75: Ladies' caUdrenP.PSnSSl'?iS6?i.P??.8? umiaren'g spnnir beel 8linr in i.7i ',r"rr spring heels, size U to all r "... T',"onl ,0C'"P to. ?2-; a ful1 "Q of Misses' . Ladies' fine kid button l, ; "w. "u;8.B"" ir.P aj cent buttonholes. $17SLadiR W,-i '5 't i .,ie8 nuo curacoa "i". button boots, worked plain lasting MtoJSr b.UttQ' Spaniah arcb' ouI-S4'00 Ladiea' Ladies' foxed button boX 125 irt$9 nrf JS3I0B , "JIS?? 8euaa kid ts, only $3.00; up to $2.50; Ladies' pU?ul&1&2J aSpySiSSIlS8 GENT'S DEPARTMENT. Gent from Gent shoes A fine Call and be convinced of these prices. H blue Cloth ton FTJiJora OK orn onn .i $2.00 nn to s.fki, V.2;;.: ' I" ..V :.u"'0;.uuu -u u?ni a P1Jle ui top low shoe?, s low enn V;n:M7nrioln,nttHeH:8nu..8eaml?89 Oxfords, $3.75 nd $4.00; . 90c. $100 ind 19 ;;"- ir.,r;rri vf,enia .ff1"?". - up; -Gent's working line of Bov ;Aif .nr; D T ,n.fi.""oe-": ; J' iao shoos, from $1.00 up. BOSTON SHOE HOUSE, 491 Pennsylvania Avenve, Northwest, (near National Hotel). V. RIQHOLD. Clothiers. GREAT SALE OF OSTON AND NEW YORK CLOTHING! Look for the Red Signs, AT 1Z Seventh St., If. W.. between G and H.Sts. SPECIALTIES AT SPECIAL BARGAINS. For this veek, 80 pairs of Children's Pants, ago 4 to 8, worth $1.50, $2, $2.50, we sell at $1, $1.23 and fl.50, little over half piire. 117 Children's Suits, age 4 to 8, worth $4, S5, $0, $7 and $S, will sell at $2.50, $3, $4 and $5, lesb than COe. ou a dollar. You can depend on these goods as special bargains. 115 Businoss Suits, worth $15, S13, $22, $25 and $30, wo will sell this week at $10, $12, $14, $lfi, $18 and $20. Eviry unit Irom $3 to $8 less than Us honest valuo. Wo have about 450 pairs ot pants worth Irom $1.50 to $8. We sell them from 75 cents to $2 per pair less than they tiro worth. Wo havo tho finest lilack Cloth and Prince Albert Worsted Coats, the finest imported goods, custom made, and Ave aro aelliug them at $10 to $13 loss than you can get them made. Wo have the finest mado garments. Wo havo medium-priced clothing. We havo working clothing. In fact clothing that we try to suit all in quality and price. Note Children's Pants and Suits special bargains. Boys' Suits at great reduction. Men's Suits at a great saving to tho buyer. Gent's Pants at nearly the cost of material. 100 odd coats at little over half price. 27 Double-breasted Worsted Coats and YeBts reduced from $20 to $12. Youth's Worsted Coats and Vesta from $15 to $9. We want you to come and look for yourselves. Anything yon buy, if not worth much more than you pay for it, you can have your mono returned. Look for tho great Boston and New York sale of custom-made Clothing, at 723 Seventh Street, between C and H "Streets, N. W. LOOK FOR THE RED SIGN. J. H. Saimi, formerly of Oak Ilall Clothing and Tailoring House, below F street, man ager of the great Boston and New York Sale of Clothing. I would like to eee all my friends and customers at 723 7th Btreet, northwest. I have the best made goods at low prices. jane 10-tf Miscellaneous. 715 fT715 PLACE AFTEIt ALl I. FRIEDMAN & CO., DEALERS IS New and Second-Hand Clothing, WATCHES, PISTOLS, &c. ALSO, Musical Instruments, 715 D Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. Orders for Second-hand Clothing prompHy attended to. ' June 10-tf iyi. WILSON, DEALEIl IN" Fish, Clams and Crabs, 288 and 331 Centre Market, AND STAND NO. 1, EASTERN MARKET, june 10-tf J. E. YOUNG'S Clotli and Sill Hcruse 736 Seventh Street, bet. G- and H., WA HtNGTON, D. C. Tho cheapest place for bargains. One red ticket to purchaeera; six. tickets will entitle youtoauseftil present. The only dry goods store that gives a present. Juno 10-tf HOWGrATB POUND ! ! The best place in tho city to get a good for a little money, is at 9 4Q.6 Seventh Street. june 10-tf S. T0LXVER, Flour and Feed Doaler, 2008 Seventh Stre et, near Boundary, Keeps always on hand firsf-clasr. ai iicles now and fresh. A portion of the publi' ; pat'onugo respoctfuily solicited. .June 10-tf WASHINGTON, D. 0.. SATURDAY, and Shoes. W a Shoes , and Slippers. Alao , too assortment or Boys' Shoes. SLIPPERS. Ladies' cronuett 3-bow sandals. 75c. un tn to nn- croquette slippers, from 50 cents up; Ladies' 6"PP. m' 33c. up 1.50 and 2.00; Ladies' ci'c"'. ina oac. up. a iuji assortment of BELVA A. LOCKWOOD, Attorney arid Solicitor, 61 9 F. STREET, N. W., vT-A-SKcinsroTonsr, id. c. Practices before tho United States Supreme Court and Court of Claims. Government Claims a Specialty. June 17-tf JAMES THARP, Importer and dealer in Foreign and Domestic WINES and LIQUORS, No. 818 F Street, N. W., WASHINGTON, D. C. Imported and Domestic Cigars. je 17-tf TpREVIOUS TO REMOVAL TO 1231 Pennsylvania Avenue, 10 PER CENT. DISCOUNT on the immense assortment of Trunks, Satchels, Traveling Bags, Harness, Saddles, &c., at tho factory of JAMES S. TOPHAM, 4UtS Seventli Sti-eet. REPAIRING. Trunks covered and repaired promptly, by good workmen. june 17-tt B. B. CHASE & CO., Umbrella-Makers. COVERING AND REPAIRING. Ladies' Paiasols to match their suits, for $1.00. Umbrellas of our own make for sale at 1412 Pennsylvania Avenue. jnno 17-tf COMPLIMENTS OP SINSHEIMER & BRO. Fine Boots and Shoes, WEST WASHINGTON, D. C, AND 808 Seventh Street. june 17-tf GEO. W, HEFLEBOWER'S Ice Cream Saloon, IOI5 Eleventh Street, N. W. ForeiTi and Domestic Fruitf, Candies, Nuts, Ac Picnics parties and excursions served at reduced rates. June 10-tf Shoes a up. mnvutmuuB, irom jj.uu up.: MEN WE KNOW. hon. edmund: willtams mac- GREGOE MACKEY. BY J0HT E. BRUCE. Edmund-W. M. "Mackey was born afe Charleston, South Carolina, on the 8th," of March, 1846. go is a son of the late Dr. Albert O. Maoley, the distinguished Masonic writer and author, and grand son of Dr. John Mickey, both of whom Were also natives of Sonth Carolina. At an early ago ; Mackoy enter the field of politics -Upon, the passago of the Reconstruction acts by Congress, Mr. Mackey, although he .had only com- pieieu nis iwenty-arst year, assamed at once a prominent position in the Ee publican party of South Carolina, which he took a vory active part in or ganizing, and at the election held in Novemoer, 1867, in accordance with the Reconstruction aoss, he was elected a delegate to the Constitutional Conven tion. Immediately after the adoption oi me constitution framed by that con vention, Mr. Mackey was elected sheriff of Charleston county by a majority of 7,600 over his domccratio opponent. For four years (18681872) he held that important office and so satisfacto rily did he discharge tho important duties of the position that subsequently when a candidate for Congress, the leading Democratic newspapers of the oiaie, tne unariestoniSews and Courier, October 17, 1874, spoke of him as fol lows: "E. W. M. Mackey is a Charleston ian, and an uncompromising Republi can. During the four years that he was sheriff, the business of that important office was conducted with accuracy and dispatch, and we believe that wo only express the geneial opinion of the Charleston Bar when we say that they heattily wish that he were still sheriff of the county. In no instance has he been accused of stealing, of lying, or of dishonesty in any business dealings." - In November. 1873, Mr. Mackey was elected a member of the State House of Representatives, and during tho one term which he served ho earned con siderable reputation as a debater and ulso as an earnest opponent of every doubtful measure. In November, 1874, Mr. Mackey was elected a Representative in the 46th Congress from the Second district of South Carolina. Aleading journal of this wuj, uuuuiug iu 'juts mu3 contest in tne House of Representatives, pavs the fol lowing tribute toJiit anMc, sketch: onhicnt --xuu great contest in tho present House of Congress has ended in the seating of Mr. Mackey, the independent Republican of his district in South Carolina. Wo say the "great contest," for the futuro of this Rejjublic and of the Republican was enwrapped therein. In gaining his seat ho has gained tho honor of perpetuating a free ballot to a free people. Not only as a Southern born man righting for tho3e people over whom the lash of slavery had been held, not only as a native South Carolinian, not simply as a Republican politician, but as a man he has won honor, re deemed his State, disenthralled a broken-hearted party, and given renewod energies to his people of overy color and creed. Thank God for Mac key's success ! ' Our readers are acquainted with the facts in this memorablo contest, and know with what tenacity and determin ation tho Bourbon1 element in Congress strove to defeat the ends of justice and to deprive Mr. Mackey of his seat, hence wo shall not advert to it in this article, but will call the attention of the reader to the following extract, which speaks for itself : "In the Forty-fourth Cjngress Mr. Mackey mado a speech to the bill (H.R. No. 2035) in regard to restricting colored men from enlisting, in such forcible and unmistakable language as to ensure him the eternal enmity of the Southern BourbonB who had held the whip of slavery so long over the blaoks. Ojo extract isx enough to show his animus on this point : 44 'I am now contending for the right j of the colored man to enlist in the army if he so desires, because to deny him that privilege seems to me exceedingly unjust in view of the fact that this country has never failed in time of war to r.Alfurjon these people to fierht as soldiers in her defence. In time of war we have alirnja -willing ly accepted their I services as soldiers. It is only m time of peace, that we say to them, "no longer shall you be soldiers of ours." In time of peace, when the duty of a soldier is a mere pastime, when our soldiers seldom hear the thunder of cannon except when fired as a salute, or the roar of musketry except in sham battles, you say keep colored men out of the army : but when the hour of danger approaches and the country , 9,000. On the 31st of last month, Mr. needs all the soldiers she can get, you Mackey after & contest which will ever are then willing that the men of color . be memorable in the annals of Con-t-hall be allowed a chanc9 to be shot at ' gress, was given the seat to which he bv he enemy. "This is no mere idle was elected beyond a shadow of a doubt assertion ; the facis of history prove it on the 2d day of November, 1880. beyond doubt. -In the revolutionary In the Republican party of South war these people fought side by side in Carolinia, Mr. Mackey has from its or- the armv as soldiers with our fore fathers in the cauje of liberty and inde pendence. In the war of 1812 they helped to fight 'our bittles both by land and sea. And in the great rebel lion, when white men were beginning to grow weary jnd tired of the fight and could no Jonger be procured in sufficient numbers to fill up the gaps, the colored men were at last willingly accepted as solders of the Union.' "Then, recalling the story of Crispus Mtucke, the mulatto slave, and hero of the Boston mtsiacro in 1770, who. when British uoops threatened our ports, led the ittack and drove away the invaders, b called him, not im properly, the fist martyr to American liberty, for tie poor fellow fell with two bullet holci in his breast. And then in an eiiqnent tribute to negro courage, he dluded to the services oerformed by tthe colored men in the I battle of Bunfcr Hill. JUNE "24, 1882. "Mr, Maciey is recognized as the leading B3publican of his State, and richly deserves the distinction." AT THE ELECTION held November 17th, 1876, Mr. Mackey was elected a Eerjreaflntativfl in fchn Legislature of Souli Carolina. Upon the assembling of-the Legislature ho was eieciea iSpeake.rothe House. In this connection onr readers will proba bly recollect thab the election of 1876, in Sonth Carolina resulted in the estab lishment of a dual government in that State. D. H. Chamberlain the Repub lican candidate for Governor with the rest of the Eepublican ticket was really elected fcu tWADE Hampton, the Demo cratic candidate, also claimed to have been elected. He and his followers organized .a government in opposition to the regularly established government of which Chamberlain was the head. As a part of their scheme, the Demo cratio members of the House refused to recognize Mr. Mackey as Speaker, but subsequently met and. elected a Mr. Wallace as Speaker, and the two Houses were known, one as the Mackev House, and the other as the Wallace House. The former (the Mackey House) had met and effeoted its organization in the State House in the Hall of tho House of Representatives, while the latter had met and organized in a priv ate building. One day about an hour before the regular time for the assem bly of the Mackey House had arrived, the members of tne Wallace House un expectedly appeared at the State House in a body and forced an entrance into and took possession of the Hall of tha House of Representatives, placing Mr. Wallace in the Spearer's chair. AS SOON AS MR MAOKET RECEIVED NOTICE of what had happened he immediately went unaccompanied by any one to the House, and boldly wa'ked uo to the Speaker's stand and assumed his place and there remainded until the Repub licans had time to assemble. For seve ral days both bodies continued in ses sion without adjournment, the speakers stand being oooupied both bv Mr. Mackey and Mr. Wallace, and the Re publican members being ranged on one side of the Hall and the Democrats on on the other. After repeatedly notify ing the Democrats that they must re spect his authority as Speaker,and cease defying the orders of the House or else withdraw from it, Mr. Mackey, upon their persistent refusal to do either, determined foroibly to eject them. For wuopuriiusB u auxncienf iorce was or ganized, and when it ws3 ready to act, Mr. Mackey again notified the Demo crats that they must at once recognize his authoritv and ohnvfbft nrriara n( fho nfmn-ATTflnoA v.i. it, t. -n. - uuuoc, ui uunu iuov uumb wicuaraw, at wio baiuo iime luiormrng tnem oi the VJCUU CUOmj UC7 -& t t-r- tuvua wot ,t .. . in which to withdraw or desist from their obstructive course. Being notified that Mr. Mackey was determined to en force his authority, the Democrats quietly withdrew from the State House before the expiration of the ten minutes, and left the Republicans in undisturbed possession during the balance of the session of th9 legislature, which ad journed in the latter part of December. OWING TO THE TREACHERY OF PRESIDENT HAYES in surrendering, after his inauguration, the government of Souh Carolina into the hands of Hampton, the Mackey House passed out of existence, as did tho Chamberlain government. IN march, 1878, Mr. Mackey was appointed as Assistant United States District Attorney for South Carolina, and he continued in that position until the 4th of March, when ne resigned. AT THE ELECTION in November, 1878, Mr. Maokey was the Republican candidate in his district for the 46th Congress. That he was actually elected by at least 5,000 ma jority, there is no doubt, but by stuffing the ballot boxes with tissue tickets, and, then, by drawing out of the boxes thousands of Republican tickets and counting their Democratic tissue tickets in their places, and by committing numerous other frauds, the Democrats were enabled to create a majority for their candidate, M. P. O'Connor. His right to the seat was contested by Mr. Mackey, and although the election of the latter was indisputably established by a mass of testimony, yet the Demo cratic committee on elections of the 46fch Congress could not be prevailed upon to maae a report, out allowed Congress to expire without determining the case. T THE ELECTION m November, 1880, Mr. Mackey was again tho Republican candidate for Con gress in his district. Again he was counted out, although in spite of the most outrageous frauds, his election by a majority of 879 was apparent on the face of the returns made by Democratic precinct managers of the election. His actual majority, however, as shown by the testimony taken in the cise was ganization in 1868 to the present time. always occupied a foremost position, and to-day he is regarded a3 the leader of the party in that State. To every State Convention of the party he has been a delegate and thence has he been eleoted to preside over such conven tions. He was a delegate to the Cm cinnatti Convention of 1872, and the Chicago Convention of 1880. At the latter he was Chiarman of the South Carolina delegation. He is now Chair man of the Republican State Executive Committee and a member of the Con gressional Committee. In the municipal government of the city of Charleston, Mr. Mackey has been thrice an Alderman, having been I first elected in 1868, again in 1873. and ! a?aip in 1875. - -w m Although Mr. Mackey has never had the benefit of a regular collegia' e course, he is a well educated man. It was by the breaking out of the rebellion that he was prevented from entering college, for which he was preparing at the time. He completed his studies, howover, under the tuition of his father, who was a man of great erudition, and from whom Mr. Mackoy has inherited the lovo of books for which he is noted at hpme. Very few men of his age have collected as large and as valuable a private library as Mr. Mackey is well known to possess. The following de scription of Mr. Mackey is from the pen of a South Carolina Demociafe, who writing to the Augusta (Georgia) Chron icle, and Constitutionalist under data of the 5th, instant, says: "He is quick, laborious, studious, well informed, and well educated. His private character as to Libnev matters is vnnX T hnva never heard him charged with any of the corruption so common in South Carolina during tho Radical regime. His courage is undoubted. In faot. he 1 1S so utterly indifferent to danger that it is a wonder he has lived throuch all the exciting times of 1868 to 1876. Ho has another good quaility; he never for gets an act of kindaess. , SOUTH CAROLINA WILL NOT SUFFER much from anything which E. W. M. Mackey can or would do during the brief period of his membership in the House. He is a native of the State, and all his interests are in tha Hfofo He may be indignant against Demo crats, who have kept him out so long, but brave men are seldom vindictive. A man who is hones!;, brave, and grate ful, has a tremendous foundation for virtue and usefulness." The above extract was penned by the hand of a South Carolina Democrat, who knows all about the Tissue ballot process in elections, and who has doubtless had a hand in heloinar to fie,. feat Mr. Mackev. who has uf. iaf. triumphed over his enemies, and by the will of the majority in Congress has been given the seat to which he was justly, legally.and fairly elected in 1876 and 1880. Personally, Mr. Mackey is an oven tempered, good natured, whole souled sort of a man, possessing the simplicity of a child, and the deport ment, and courtesy cf a Chesterfield. He is easy to approach, agreeable when approached, and every inch a oe.stle man. How Birds Learn to Sing. A wren built her nest iu a box on a New Jersey farm. The occupant? of the farmhouse saw the mother teach aer young to sing. She sat in front of them and sang her whole song very distinctly. One of the younc attempted to imitate her. After proceeding through a few notes it voice broke and it lost the tune. The mother immediately re-commenced where the onnff. one had failed, and had c ased before, andOTnlnwiro it song as long as it wa3 able ; and when the note was again lost the mother be gan anew where it had stopped, and completed it. Then the young olo re sumed the tune, and finished it. This done, tho mother sang over the whole series of notes :; sacond time with great precision, and a second of the young attempted to follow her. The wren pursued the same course with this one as with the first ; and so with the third and fourth. This was repeated day after day and several times a day, until each of the birds became a perfect songster. f Holden's Bird Magazine. Curability of Inebriety. , Dr. T. D. Crothers, while believing that habitual drunkenness is a disease, admits that it has in many instances been cured by purely mental impulses, by force or will, religious emotion or fear of sickness or death by accident from a continuation of the habit. The method of curing inebriates by forcing them to use food saturated with spirits is said to have been tried by the ancient Egyptians and Grecians, and in Sweden cases of success by this method have been reported, but in London it gave disastroua results and caused two deaths by delirium tremens. It is estimated, after careful inquiry, that 'revivals," faith and prayer euros, only permanent ly cure at the most five per cent., but that thorough treatment in inebriate asylums, including physical as well as moral means for improving the condi tion of both body and mind, results in curing from twenty to forty per cent., according to the management and means of improving health afforded by the asylums and the length of stay they can prevail upon the patient to make. Dr. Foote's Health Monthlv. Struck Dumb for Lying. There is great excitement among the congregation of the Rev. John Jasper's church, in Richmond. Va., growing out of the mysterious affliction of a colored youth who was a member. The pastor .is tho colored preacher who has become famous for his sermon entitled " The Sun Do Move." he youth referred to ran away from home and told many lies to his mothor, hoping at the same time "that God would paralyze his tongue if what he stated was nob true." Scon afterward he began to talk with diffi culty. He continued in this condition till the night of the church meeting, when, in as lend a voice as he was able, he made the same declaration, calling upon God to paralyze his tongue. Im mediately afterward he was unable to speak, and there was great consterna tion. The congregation believes that the boy has been struck dumb for lying. It is said he ha3 made repeated efforts to speak without success, and he now answers all questions by writing 1 he Weight of Our Coins. Of United States gold dollars (25 8 grains) about 271$ weigh one pound avoirdupois. Of silver coins, the new silver dollar ("Buzzards" 412 J grains 17 weigh almost exactly one -pound. The "halves," "quarters" and "dimes" are proportionately lighter and require l.141-ii of them to make a pound avoirdupois. Of "mck!e3," the 5 cent pieces weigh 77. 1G grains, or obout 90 . . to the pound. The "nickel" 3-cent pieces weigh 30 grains, or 233 to the pound. The small copper cents weigh 48 grains, or about 146 to the pound, or about 9 to the ounce. NO. 4. My Girl with the Calico Dress, A fig for your fashionable girls, With their velvets and satins and lacea, Their diamonds and rubies and pearls; And their milliners' figures and faces. They may shine at a party or ball, Emblazoned with half they poaae33 ; Butgiva me in place of them all, 3Iy girl with- tho calico dreas ! Your dandies and foplinga may sneer At her simple and modest attire, Bnt the charms she permits to appear Would set a wholo iceberg on fire. She can dance, bnt she never allows The hugging, the squeezo and caress ; She is saving all these foe her spouse My girl with the calico dress She's as plump as a patridge, and fair As tho rose in its earliest bloom ; Her teeth will with ivory compare, And her breat with the clover perfume If you want a companion for life, To comfort, enliven and bless, She is just the right sort lor a wife, Is my girl with the calico dre33. ITEMS OF INTEREST. Sunday after Ascension was appointed as a day of intercession for missions by the bishops of New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Loner Island. New Jersev. and many other dioceses. There are about fifty vegetable farms in the vicinity of Savannah worth 8250, 000 to 8400.000. It is estimated that they shipped produce last year worth at a low estimae $400,000. Chicago is the greatest lumber market in the world. The single item of sawed lumber received there in 1881 would lay an inch flooring fourteen feet wide round the earth at the equator. The burning mountain of coal in the Novajo reservation in Arizona, which has been blazing several hundred years, was visited last month by two, the first white men ever known to have seen it. Mountain dresses of flannel in order to be of light weight are male all in one piece without drapery. Tho waist is fitted . like a Jersey and the box pleated skirt is sewed to the edge of the waist witn an erect headine- of pleats around the hips. Frankford-on-the Main, containing a population of about 100,000, is said to bo the richest city of its size in the whole world. If its wealth were equally divided among its inhabitants every man woman and child would have, it is said, 20,000 marks, or some $4,000 apiece. When a notice bearing the signature of Collector Robertson is posted in the New York Custom House the place where the name is written is studded withi tacks. Thi3 has been found neces sary because or xne iaco cuut mcucnu known persons, it is believed for im proper uses. The deaths in France in 1880 were 857,337, and the marriages 279,035. Compared with 1879 this shows a de crease of 3,471 in marriages, with an increase of 18,455 in deaths, The year'd augmentation of population was 61,840, as compared with 96,647 in 1879. The great earthquake record of Mullet catalogues between 6,000 and 7,000 oarthquakes between tho years 1605 B. C. and A. D. 1842. Probably the most memorab'e of these is the terrible earthquake which destroyed Lisbon in 1755. With scarcely a moment of warn ing rumble a violent shock came which overturned the city, and in six minntes 60,000 poisons had perished and a portion of the town was permanently engulfed at a depth of six hundred feet below the surface of the bay. The shock was felt with greater or less severity over a great area, extending from the Baltic to tho West Indies, and from Canada to Al geria. Humboldt estimates that a por tion af the earth's surface equal to four times the Bize of Europe wa3 affected. HUMOROUS, "There is no tyranny in America,," an Englishman writes home to his friends. Evidently hasnrt got a hired1 girl yet. Law is like a sieve ; you may see through it, but you must be con siderably reduced before you can set through it. "Beef is steadily going up," saya an exchange. The only way to stop that ij not to allow so much of it to! go down. A Cincinnati paper puts over tly; account of a young man who iorgedTTflr father's name this head-line : "On the road to perdition." The article shows that he took the train for Chicago. It was a French woman who ex claimed, holding up a glass of sparkling fresh water: "Ah, if it were cily wicked to drink this, how nice it woalc taste I" Miss AUce Livingstone, of New York, has sued Henry Fleming, of the same city, for breach of promise, laying her damages at $175,000. Young men come high this year, but the girls are bound to have one. The United States Fish Commis sioner has recently placed in the rivers of Arkansas and Teias 1,500,000 shad. This statement may be believed. It's not the number of fish they put into a river, but the number they take out that men lie about. The bishops of the Methodist Epis copal church, at their recent meeting in Detroit, appointed a large committee of bishops, ministers and laymen to make arrangements for a centennial Methodist Conference in Baltimore in Decembsr, 1884. The bishopson the committee are Simpson, Andrews, Wiley and Hurst. From the French, Trro ladies ex changing notes on tk5 method in which they spend tho da7 : "You see, I always get up at ten and ring for my tuenvi, buu gov uivvwov. uvn "5 does that take?" "Oh, ever so long. You eee, the girl takes a full hour to Bo my hair." "A full hour? Mercy 1 What do you do while she is fixing it?" "I go out in the garden, and take my morning walk." .--.