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ABBEVILLE PRESS AND BANNER.]
BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1884. NO. 38. VOLUME XXVIII. ; ||
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ENDEAVOR. ,
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The soul grows strong in noble strife? 1
This is the law, forevw;
Be it the motto of thy life? i
Endeavor! Oh, endeavor!
1
Strive for the mastery of self,
From all low aims to sever, 1 j
From passion, pride, and love of pelf? J
Endeavor, and endeavor!
Let thy mind entertain the good:
Corrupt guests harbor never; .
Feed on high thought?'tis angel's food?
Endeavor, still endeavor!
Spurn all the blandishments of sin, I
But follow virtue ever;
Her smile 'tis blessedness to win? *
Endeavor, aye, endeavor! 1
?Frank E. Hale.
FRIENDS. |
Sccne?A Conservatory Adjoining a
Flall-Itooin.
She.?A bit of heliotrope. Pretty, is it
not? r
He.?Yes, very pretty.
She.?Arc you fond of heliotrope?
He.?Of that heliotrope, yes.
She.?I would put it in your buttonhole,
but I'm afraid. e
He.?Afraid? Why?
She.?Miss Winthorpe might object.
v She is watching us. t
He.?Why should Miss Winthorpe ob-?
ject?
She.?I don't know if you don't. 1
He.?I don't think Miss Winthrope
has nnv special interest in me. r
She.?1 do.
He.?Are you jealous of her?
She.?No. Why should I be jealous?
He.?I wish you were.
She.?Why? U
He.?Oh, I don't know. A fellow i
likes to be of sufficient interest to a v
woman to make her jealous.
She.?Yes, I suppose he does. Arc i *
you trying to make Miss Winthorpe jealous
of me? I E
He.?Why do you bring in Miss Win- j
thorpc so often ? Will you put the helio- I ^
trope in my button-hole ? I
She.?You might think too much of i ^
it. [ y
He.?I couldn't. Perhaps Mr. Win- i
xi
uiuijk; it j$;ut wyj^vi.
She.?Why snould Mr. Winthorpe ob-1 r
jcct ?
He.?If you don't know, I don't. I v
She.?I don't think Mr. Winthorpe i 1
takes anv special interest in me. I s
He.?i do. J v
She.?There! It looks decidedly )
asthetic on its back-ground of black. ; v
He.?May I think as much of it as I, n
like ?
She.?Oh, yes; a flower means nothing. v
If it did, how would I read the bouquet i r
a gentleman sent me to-day ? !
He.?What is it you call this cluster 11
you wear in your?corsage, is it ? I am [ ?
not up in milliner's terms. j,J
She.?You will be some day.
He.?What do you mean ? j }'
She.?When you marry. Your checkbook
will be your dictionary. i'
He.?If money could buy such a thing t y
of beauty as this?
She.?That will do. Don't carry my *
joke so far.
He.?Is it very expensive ? 11
She.?What ? ! y
He.?A wife. ' *
She.?I don't think so. But I've never j11
been a wife. .
He.?You might be some day. ! 0
She.?1 shall. But I have not seen my : 0
husband yet. ? ! *
He.?Are you sure ? I:l
She.?I see plenty of gentlemen I like. I x
I have no heart, I am afraid. j 11
He.?I'm afraid you have not. i s
She.?What do you know about it? ; ^
He.?A good deal. I have been look- j }'
ing for it. i 11
She.?Are you as foolish as all the rest? ! c
I don't like men who talk nonsense. ; 0
He.?It is not nonsense. Men some- |
times mean what they say. | h
She.?Very rarely. ?
He.?We have not known one another J s
long enough to mistrust one another. 0
She.?lo trust one another, you mean. j "
He.?No; I do not mean that?1 mean f
what I say. Do you remember our first j v
meeting? ; a
She.?No. Our acquaintance never j a
seems to me to have had any beginning. '
I simply knew you. i a
He.?And trusted me? j d
She.?And trusted you? My! I don't I s
know. It was not r<
He.?What?
She.?Never mind. What a lovely !
dres? Miss Winthorpe wears.
I He.?Will you not finish your sentence? c
* v She.?It was nothing?a thought that t
should not have been uttered anyway. a
He.?Stay. You are not engaged" for r
'this dance? li
She.?If I stay I shall not be. i (
He.?I do not wish to detain you, (t
but? L
She.?I don't care about dancing any j 1
more. | r
He.?It is curious that I too have al- J1:
most forgotten the first time we met. L
She.?I don't quite know if thnt is j
complimentary. 11
He.?It never occurred to ine that we c
were to be more than mere acquaintances, c
and now?for a year? r
She.?We have been friends. a
He.?Have we been truly friends? \
She.?I think so. I always liked you. r
You did not speak to me as other men }
spoke. You did not pay me a single com- j.]
pliment for the first .six months?except, n
one. i c
He. ?I have forgotten. What was it? c
She.?That is your flattery?a flattery r
no woman ever passes unnoticed. c
He.?Flattery. Wherein is it flit- 1
tery ? 1
She.?Don't you know? r
He.?I only know that if it was a com- f
pliment, it was meant.
She.?And that is the most effective r
flattery. What was the compliment? ; a
That I was perfectly lovely with my hair t
in this style. 1 1
He.?And so you are. I \
She.?The compliment does not go a. 1
second time. v '
He.?The truth goes always. 1
She.?Have you heard anything more a
about your New York appointment? ?*
He.?Yes. I told you I should hear r
to-day. You are the only one who '
h knows anything about it?yet. I c
She.?I am afrni I you always put too ?
much confidence in my opinion. The j
idea of your consulting me on such a j
subject.
He.?You have always been so sen- j
siblc. c
She.?I think you taught me that. I 1
heard from my sister to-day. She thinks t
you were perfectly right about the com- 11
promise in our law business, and says (
she would very much like to meet my 1
adviser. >
He.?Docs she know of all our confi- i
dcnccs? i
She.?Oh, yes. Everything. She i
wrote a week ago to tell Harry?we al- (
ways speak of you as Harry?I forget <
what the message was now. Of course, j <
she knows of our friendship. I i
He.?I am glad to have her good ; 1
opinion. j <
She.?Oh. she thinks I ought to? | (
But tell me, are you going to New York? [ (
He.?Yes. I suppose it is best for me. J
She.?I suppose?it?is. <
He.?There will be a field for me there, (
and I will have an opportunity to make | 1
both money and fame. 11
She.?Yes; you are right. This is but j i
a sorry place for a man as clever as you s
are. 1
He.?I shall not be so happy there, I 1
know.
She.?Oh, yes, you will. There where 11
there is life, and gayety, and society, |'
you will find another?I mean other , t
friends. 1
. He.?Is this so sorry a place for you?
She,?A woman is different. She
must patiently await her fate. A man
may go and meet it.
He.?And so you wish me happiness. |
Tn/lnorl inilonrl T rln Yrtll i
^ have been more to me than all the rest. ]
He.?And you to me. ]
She.?I have been nothing but a help- i
less woman, left fatherless, who has
found one man among the barren lot who i
did not sicken her with adulation or bore
her with love; who was as tender as a .
woman, and as marffy as a man; who did
his services with such evident pleasure
that thanks were out of place. You
thought all this wa9 nojthing. You
thought the word of sympathy was of no
. alue?the little office of friendship that
:vcrybody was ready to do, that everybody
did.
He.?If I have helped you, it is all the
.vorld to me to know it.
She.?We have talked frankly enough
before; let us talk frankly now.
lie.?If there is anything we may not
:ell one another frankly, our friendship
las been wasted.
She.?I know of nothing. I have
lever felt the slightest hesitation in trust ug
you. You arc going away. To say
. shall miss you is to.say nothing, ldare
lot speak so to anybody else?not. to any
nan living. You will not misunderstand
ue.
lie.?No; you may be :<ure of that. I
lo not believe I need to t?'ll you the feeing
with which I shall part from you.
Vs I hold yom hand and l~ok into your
ace, I feel that we arc alike. Neither
rou nor I need terms of endearment to
how how much we think of each
)ther. 1
She.?You need not squeeze my hand 1
juite so hard.
He.?I think you are cruel. But am I :
lot right ?
She.?You are?perfectly right.
He.?And when I am gone
She.?You arc not gone yet.
lie.?Shall we be as der.r friends as ]
wet ?
She.?Yes.
He.?And when the man comes who is '
o take my place?perhaps to be dearer ?
She.?You will be here. ]
He.?You speak as if you were never 1
o have a real sweetheart. ]
She.?I want no sweetheart who can <
lot be my friend. <
He.?And lie who?jvould be both? j
She.?Must be both. i
He.?I have never spoken of love. '
Sometimes a little sentiment has stolen ]
n, but you have not encouraged it. <
She.?I don't like sentiment. It's al- i
ia_vs hollow and foolish.
He.?Hut have you not sometimes 5
bought I loved you.' 1
She.?Yes. Sometimes that you have i
lot encouraged it. s
He.?I was afraid.it might throw a e
loubt upon the purity of my friendship.
She.?I know that. I shouldn't won- ^
ler it you sometimes tnottgnt l lovea
ou.
lie.?I have, sometimes.
She.?IIow could I love a man who
lever sought to be anything but a
riend? Why should I fetter the man
vho was so kind and good to me, and
ic his love to my miseries, when he had
o many qualities that might draw him a
worthier wife?
lie.?And why should I ask the woman
^ho trusted in my friendship and gave
uc hers, to accept my love as a reward
or mine? If I had made love to you I
fould have come to the level of all the
est.
She.?Now you are talking nonsense.
)o you believe that I would ever have
;iven you my confidence if there had
ieen nothing but friendship? ' i
He.?Take care; you are committing
ourself.
She.?And I am very much mistaken
[ friendship ever could be so warm as
ours that had no deeper motive power.
He.?This is leap year, and you must
akc the consequences.
She.?Leap year or not, why should I c
lot speak? Harry, you arc going away;
ou are going to leave me here without a }
riend, without any one that I can rely 1
pon. You have taught me to trust
ou. You have weaned me from all L
ther confidants and made me one-half s
f you. You have said we are not r
he kind who break' our hearts. We t
re not. If there is any other woman
t-hosc love will make you happier than \
nine, tell me, and I will join your hands, v
o dear is your happiness to me. You t
ihvc known all the time that I loved ]
ou. If I have read you wrongly, it has o
tot been your fault. Our friendship
alls for us to speak the truth?woman ?
ir man.
ti_ i 1 t e
nt;?i uu ii*\c luau IIIU iui^Lit, oa i
iavc you. Xo woman that had not all
ly love could have had all my friend
hip, as you have had. You are my j,
ther self; and now you have spoken, let 0
ne speak. I believe that God made us
or one another. "Where thou goest I
i ill go, where thou abidest there I will
bide; thy people shall bo my people,
nd thy God my God.''
She?Boaz did not propose to Ruth in s
, conservatory, but, Harry, darling, I I
lon't mind if you do indulge in a little a
cntiment now.?Peter Itobcrtwn, inArgo- a
ant. c
v
Powerful in Prayer. i
' One of the most remarkable and o
riginal prayers I ever heard, "said a gen- p
leman to a Herald reporter, "was just f
iter the war closed, and I was taking a p
un down through Georgia in hope of i
inding a desirable cotton plantation, t
)ne bright summer night found me at 0
lie cabin of an old ne^ro who had once c
>een a slave, but who located on the old I
ilantation after the war,and was his own 1
naster. lie gladly welcomed me to his t
nimble abode, and to such bed and ?
toard as he could provide. 2
Supper over, and a most excellent one, n
oo, the old man regaled me with stories
if plantation life, until his son, a pood
hunk of u boy, came home from a {
leighbor's. Before retiring, the old man isked
me to read a chapter in the Bible,
vhen he would pray. He said he couldn't
cad, but was powerful in exhort in' and
>raycr. After reading a chapter from
fob and part of a Psalm, we knelt down, '
,nd the sable brother let his soul flow s
?ut to God. He prayed for the Prcsi- *
lent of the United States, all his cabi- ?
let. the army, the navy, the f overnors ?
>f all the States, for me, his guest, for s
lis neighbors, for absent children, for (
limself and family. lie asked forgive- 1
icss for many sins and thanked the Lord '
or many blessings. f
''Well, I began to get tired. I had ^
csted my knees the best I could, but
ranted to got up badly, and, at the same
ime, did not want to give offense to my j
cind host. The boy reclined next to me,
vith his head in the chair, sound asleep. f
Touching him gently, I whispered : 1
About how soon will your father get (
hrough?' 4 Has he got to the place y
vhar Moses crossed de lted sea?' Being j
issured that said point had not yet been
cached, the boy yawned and continued: ;
Well, when he gets to whar Moses
crossed the Bed sea, he's jist half done,'
ind he relapsed into unconsciousness."?
Dayton Herald.
Italian Air Made to Order. I
A very remarkable discovery is report- j
d on the authority of a fellow of the ]
{oval Meteorological society, to which ,
lie attention both of the faculty and of (
lie society cannot be too speedily direct- j
:d. I)r. Carter Moffat, cousin of the late ]
)r. Bobert Moffat, claims to have in- j
rented, after nine years' study, an instru- (
nent known as the ammoniaphone, which ]
.-ontains an absorbent material saturated (
vith peroxide of hydrogen combined with ]
:ondensed ammonia and other ingredients,
through which a current of air is
lrawn into the lungs. This is said to be 1
n reality a highly concentrated artificial ,
Italianized air, in an extremely portable
onilitinn. Dr. Carter Moffat's voice was
)riginally very weak, harsh, and destitute
>f intonation. By the tise of the ammoliaphone
it has now become u pure tenor
)f extraordinary range. He noticed that
ifter experimenting on himself for only
ourteen days an expansion of the chest
ook place to the extent of over half an
nch, with a feeling of increased lung
space and power of voice, which has since
seen maintained. Experiments have been
nade upon choirs in Scotland, with exiraordinary
results. As there are a good
nany choirs in England, to say nothing
>f the opera companies, which stand in
*reat need of improvement, the ammoniaphone
is certain to be in great demand.?
Pall Mall Gazcttr.
A Retrospect.
"And my first pair of boots," went on
Simpson, "how proud and delighted I
was! Why, do you know," and he
looked about impassively, "that the first
night I insisted on wearing those boots
to bed!"
"Yah!" sniffed the old woman from
across the room, "and it's many a pair of
boots that you have worn to bed since."
?Philadelphia Call.
Correspondents' Club is the name of an
organization in Paris, composed of English
and American newspaper men, who
meet once a week at an informal dinner.,
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL.
It appears that (he loaf of a plant can
transform into useful work as much as
forty per cent, of the solar energy it receives
and absorbs.
Aluminum can be beaten out, either hot
or cold, as perfectly as gold or silver, and
can lie rolled in the same way. Leaves
as thin as those for ?ilding and silvering*
can be made of it. and it is easily drawn
into wire. Its high cost prevents its use
extensively in the arts.
Mr. Edward W. Fell, of Cleveland, after
experimenting for two years, has succeeded
in inventing a way to take instantaneous
and absolutely permanent
photographs upon any substance having
a smooth surface, by the action of elec- 1
tricity. The expense is lcs3 than one cent
for each picture.
In the center of a big circle of gold 1
watches in a Maiden Lane, New York
city, watchmaker's window, is a handsome,
open-faced chronometer, with this [
placard: " The first watch ever made in
America by machinery." It is a relic.
It was made in lloxbury, Mass., about i
18">0. It runs for eight days with a single
winding. It was the tirst watch ever 1
made in this country that was entirely 1
manufactured by machinery. It is as j
pcrfeet as the standard watch of to-day,
ind differs but little in the general plan '
sf construction.
i
A recent traveler in Alaska, recording i
his observations in the proceedings of ,
the Academy of Natural Sciences, of
Philadelphia, says that on the northwest
:oast, as high as the mouth of the Chitchat,
in about latitude sixty degrees, he i
found trees of fjreat age, though the an- j
mal deposit of wood was not large. (
rhis accords with the observations of Dr. j
Brown in Finland. In 1788 the Russian
government planted some Siberian larch
n latitude sixty degrees, twenty minutes, j
rhough 100 years have passed, they arc i
still in good health and over 100 feet ligh.
There, as in Alaska, the growth j
ncrease is slow; for the larches are j
scarcely twelve inches in diameter, though (
io very tall. ,
After experimenting for mnny years, '
Dr. C. Holland has produced a locomo- 1
ivc engine that emits no smoke. It has
jcen successfully running on the Eastern i
ailroad, between Host on and Portland, '
or three weeks. Its tender has a water '
ank somewhat larger th^n the usual size, <
ind within this is a tank holding nine '
lundred gallons of crude naphtha. This ]
ind the water from the outer tank are
orccd by a donkey pump through small
ralves into four retorts under the boiler, 1
md arc there decomposed, the oxygen of
he steam uniting with the carbon of the i
)il at the great heat, and leaving the by- \
Irogeu free. The tire can attain its i
ugliest degree of heat in ten minutes 1
rom the time it is lighted. The esti- *
nated* cost of running the engine is M
,bout six cents a mile?a saving of about <
orty-five per cent, on the cost of coal,
fhe oil is entirely consumed, and there I
s no escape of smoke and cindcrs. 1
' 1
HEALTH HINTS.
__ 1
It is said yellow dock, root or leaves, 1
teeped in vinegar, will cure the worst 1
:ase of ringworm. 1
Linseed poultice: Take four ounces of ^
jowdered linseed and gradually sprinkle
t into a hidf pint of hot water.
"When putting glycerine on chapped
lands lirst wash them thoroughly in
oap and water, and when not quite dry
uh in the glycerine. This process will
>e found much better than the old one.
To make a bread poultice take stale
>read crumbs, pour over them boiling
niter and boil till soft, stirring well;
ake from the fire and gradually stir in a
ittie glycerine or sweet oil, so as to renler
the poultice pliable when applied.
Oil of wintergrecn, mixed with an
qual quantity of olive oil, when applied
xternally to inflamed joints affected by
,cute rheumatism, is maintained to be,
in high therapeutic authority, a means of
ostant relief l'rotn pain. At any rate,its
ntroduction to the sick chamber is unbjectionable,
if only for the agreeable
dor it imparts to the atmosphere.
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People Who Make Buttons. ^
According to the recently published ]
tatistics, there is a village situated near j
'aris where from 5,000 to 0,000 people <
re employed in making agate buttons
lone, a surprising number when it is
onsidered that in the year 1851 there
i -- r\ 1 .. 11 X ~ U
kere oniy u,ji.jo uuuuo-iimhura, <iu iuiu,
n England, of whom 4,950 worked in
ne town. Pearl buttons come princi?ally
from Vienna, and shirt buttons
rom Birmingham, while those made of
[lass are produced in Bohemia. Amerca
manufactures irood of this designaion
valued at from $8,000,000 to 10,i00,000
per annum, hut not at such a
heap rate as Germany, which mns
''ranee very close with novelties. In
Bohemia, it is said the men engaged in
he glass-button industry earn from Is
id, to 2s. Id., the women from lod. to
:0d., and the children 5d. a day of our
noney. American wages are very much
ligher, and consequently many of the
;inds imported from Europe could not
jrobably be made in the United States.
?I/mdon Telegraph.
Names that Carry III Fortune.
John Alexandre, of F. Alexandre &
Sons, the New York steamship owners,
;aid to a Tribune reporter: You often
lear people express themselves about the
tbsurdity of superstition and its causes,
jspccialiy among sailors; but there are
iome cases which occur that seem to
)ffer an excuse for such feelings. I re:all
an incident in connection with our
inc. Our first vessels built were named
ifter the three principal cities between
Ahich our vessels ran?the City of Now
i'ork, the City of Vera Cruz and the
^ity of Havana. Remarkable as it may
ippcar, these arc the only vessels of our
ine that ever met with serious accidents,
ind they have all been lost, When we
lamed the City of Havana, Zangones,
jur agent at Havana, said: "Therenever
,vas a vessel named Havana that was not
ost, and look out." The vessel had
>een running about three years when in
1874. coining out between Tampico and
ruxpan on a bright moonlight night, she
ivent on the reef and was wrecked.
A Lady Made a Citizen.
Mrs. Emily S. Smith, a widow, has ,
oeen made a citizen of the United States ,
n the municipal court at Milwaukee. ,
Mrs. Smith was born in England in 1840,
ind came to America when eleven years (
if age. She has resided in Milwaukee (
For the past twelve or fifteen years. The ,
lady went to Dakota last spring ana
took up a homestead near Harold, and in ,
yrder to acquire a perfect title to the
land she was advised to renounce foruver
all allegiance to Queen Victoria and
become a naturalized citizen of the ,
United States, her husband having neglected
to take out his second papers.
The clerk of the court says this is the
second instance of the kind during his
incumbency of the olftce?six years.
Color Blindness.
Little Nell?" Mamma, what is color
blind?"
Mamma?"Inability to tell one color
from another, dear."
Little Nell?"Then I dess the man
that made my g'ography is color blind."
Mamma?"And why. pet?"
Little Nell?" 'Tause he's got Greenland
painted yellow."
Catherine Kile, who recently died in
Richmond township, Penn., at the advanced
a?je of ninety-two years, had
twelve children, eighty-two grandchildren,
128 great-crrandchildren, and two
great-great-grandchildren. Three of her
children were born at one time, and
these triplets are still living at the age of
seventy-two years. They bear the good
old Scriptural names of Abraham, Isaac
Vl T 1
anu .jacuu.
True rcpcntancc consists in the heart
being broken for sin and broken from
sin. Some often repent, yet never reform
; they resemble a man traveling in
a dangerous path, who frequently starts
and stops, but never turns aside.
Recent experiments in importing meats
from I'ussia to London have proved so j
successful that a regular trade has been j
established.
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L\T THE JAWS OF A SHARK.
THE THElLLtNO All VESTURE OP A
SPANISH DIVER.
Attarked l>y a Huge Shark While at
Work on a Wrci k? A Narrow INcapc<
Alfetto, the Spanish diver who has
been at work on the wreck ol' the Atlanta.
near Morehead, thus speakB of an adventure
had by htm a few days ago: At
the time I was at the bottom of the sea.
I was just about to signal to be drawn up
for a moment's rest, when I noticed a
shadowy body moving at some distance
above and toward me. In a moment
every fish had disappeared, tic very crustaceans
lay still uj)on the sand and the
cuttle fish scurried, away as fast as they
could. I was not thinking of danger,
and my first thought was that it was the
shadow of a passing boat. Hut suddenly
a feeling of horror seized me. I felt impelled
to flee from something I knew not
what. A vague horror seemed grasping
after me, such as a child fancies when
leaving a darkened room. By this time
the shadow had come ne arer and taken
shape. It scarcely needed a glance to
show me that it was a man-eater, and of
the largest si/.e. Had I signaled to be
drawn up then, it would have been certain
death. All I could downs to remain
3till until it left. It lay oil twenty or
IWCIH V-IIVU 1UUI, just UllLMUC I IlL*
of the ship, its body motionless, its fins
barely stirring the water about its gills.
It was a monster as it was. but to add
to the horror the pressure of the water
upon my head made it appear as if pouring
flames from its eyes and mouth, and
every movement of its fins' and fail
seemed accompanied by a display of fireworks.
I was sure the fish was thirty
feet long, aud so near that I could see
its double row of white teeth. Involuntarily
I shrunk closcr to the side of the
vessel. But my first movement betrayed
my presence. I saw the shining eyes
fixed upon me; its tail quivered as it
darted at me like a streak of light. I
shrank closcr to the side of the vessel. I
saw it turn on one side, its mouth open,
ind heard the teeth snap as it darted at
me. It had missed me, but only for a
moment. The sweep of its mighty tail
had thrown me forward. I saw it turn,
balance itself, and its tail quivered as it
Parted at me again. There was no escape.
It turned on its back as it swooped
low 11 on mc like a hawk on a sparrow.
The jaws opened, and the long, shining
teeth grated as thoy closed on my metal,
harness.
It had me. I could feel its teeth
nrrinuiug on my copper oreasi-piaie as it
tried to bite me in two, for fortunately
it had caught me just across the middle,
where I was best protected. Having
seized me it went tearing through the ;
water. I could feel it bound forward at .
jach stroke of its tail. Had it not been !
for my copper helmet my head would
have been torn oil by the rush through
[he water. I was perfectly conscious,
but somehow I felt no terror at all.
There was only a feeling of numbness. I
wondered how long it would be before 1
ihose teeth would crunch through, and
whether they would strike first into my ;
back or my breast. Then I thought of :
Maggie and the baby, and wondered
who would take care of them, and if she '
would ever know what had become of '
ne. All these thoughts passed through j
ny brain in an instant, but in that time ;
;he connecting air-tube had been
snapped, and my head seemed to (
jurst with pressure, while the
nonster's teeth kept crunching and '
grinding away upon my harness. Then
1 felt the cold water begin to pour in, (
ind heard the bubble, bubble, bubble, as (
lie air escaped into the creature's mouth, i
[ began to hear great guns and to sec tire- 1
works and rainbows and sunshine and all 1
<inds of pretty things, then I thought I 1
was floating away on a rosy summer cloud, ]
Ireaming to the sounds of sweet music, t
l'lien all became blank. The shark ?
niirlit have eaten me at his leisure and 1 ]
lever would have been the wiser. Im- (
igine my astonishment then, when I j
jpened my eyes on board this boat and i
?aw you fellows around inc. Yes, sir, I |
:houfht I was dead and ate ur>. sure. ]
O -------- 4 , ,
Alfetto was found by his comrades a ;
tew minutes after the snapping of the
inc. He was picked up insensible, with
several holes punched in the metulic part
jf his diving suit.?Panama Herald.
Jay Gould Outwitted by a Journalist.
Jay Gould was never fairly outwitted
by a reporter but once, and the exceptional
incident occurred at the timo
Gould was in Denver after having just
purchased the Kansas Pacific railroad.
The financial world was agog for information
as to Gould's intentions and
plans, and the Denver newspaper ofiices ?
jvere overwhelmed with telegrams from 1
Eastern dailies asking for special dis- I
patches regarding the railroad magnate "j
ind his movements. Mr. Fred Skiff, |
>vho is now manager of the Denver (
Tribune, was at that time city editor of 1
he paper, and he detailed three of his '
jest reporters to get at Gould and in- {
:erview him by hook or by crook. \
\bout 9 o'clock at night these reporters f
ihowed up with the information that ^
Sould could not be seen; that his sen- 1
inels were posted all along the hall |
cading to his rooms in the Grand Central
lotcl, and it was impossible to run the c
jaunt let of these wary creatures. Per- I
laps with a view to showing his subordi- (
iates what genuine enterprise could acjomplish,
Skiff announced that he !
,vouid secure access to Gould's apart- (
ncnt, and would literally beard the lion [
n his den. Accordingly, he hustled j
iround, borrowed a Pullman car con- '
luctor's coat and cap, and stalked bold- j
y into the Grand Central. "Look ]
ihere,'' said he to the first sentinel he
net, "what docs Mr. Gould propose <
<lr> nlinnt flint-, rurl T mimt. knnw '
ight away, for if he isn't going !
Lo use it to morrow, I've got to take it (
jack to Chicago. The sentry knew nothing
about the car, of course, and ad- 1
/ised Skill to see Gould about it him- (
;elf. So Skill successfully ran the gaunt- J
let of the half-dozen lackeys, growling <
ill the time about the bother of being ]
compelled to attend to other people's
business. Judge Usher, one of Gould's (
ittorneys, was in consultation with i
GSould when the bogus sleeping-car conductor
was shown in. lie immediately 1
recognized Skiff, having known him j
back in Kansas. ''When did you get |
out of the newspaper business?" in- <
quired the astonished lawyer. "I '
nin't out of it," replied Skiff, 1
"but I had to put on this disguise in .
order to get in here to interview Mr. j
Ctould." '" Young man," said Mr. Gould,
sternly, "if you're a reporter you can 1
take yourself right out of the room, for I j
tun not to be interviewed." SkifTargued ,
the point, and, not being invited to be >
seated, coolly sat down on the floor.
"Unless you put me out," said lie, "I 1
shall stay here till you tell '
me what your plans are." The ,
audacity rather pleased Gould. <
He looked at Usher, and, see- i
ing that party chuckling heartily, he 1
broke out into a hearty laugh. " Well, j
what do you want to know ?" he asked, ,
finally, in the tone of a man who is '
weary with objecting. SkifT knew he 1
had triumphed. lie produced his note- !
book, drew up to the table at which |
Gould sat, and set industriously at work i
plying questions and noting the replies. I
The result was a reliable forecast of the 1
immense railroad enterprise in which j
Uoukl suosequenny etnoarKcu, and 01 i
which the public would not have been I
forewarned but for the audacity and wit '
of the dauntless Skiff. ? Vhira'jo Daily J
Nam. I
Twiliglit Phenomena ?t Hie Equator. .
Twilight phenomena of a similar char
acter to the appearances lately so prevalent
were, according to letters, observed j
in the island of Mauritius. This is es- |
peeially remarkable as in that island,
situated twenty degrees above the equn- <
tor, night, as a rule, follows the day !
without any noticeable transition. On .
several evenings, however, there was a |
splendid glow in the west quite half an i
hour after sunset, and when night had 1
fairly set in this glow soon extended over J
the whole sky, ueing reflected on the j
clouds and covering the island with a '
purple tint. The sea is described as ap- i
patently on tire, the vessels and their 1
masts looking black, and standing out in j
bold relief. The samo phenomenon was |
observed before sunriaj.
'
NEWS SUMMARY.
Eastern and Middle Btates.
The chemical works of Powers Weightman,
of Philadelphia, the largest of the kin-l
111 the country, have be?n entirely destroye i
by (ire. The works consistei of a number
of brick buildings, covering an entire
block, a.ii-1 the loss is more than $1,00 >,000.
W'lm.e passing from one car to another,
Henry C. Kelsey, secretary of state of Now
Jerscv, was blown from the fast train which
ru s between Philadelphia and New York.
A high wind Wa^ prevailing at the time, and
Mr. Kelsey was blown down an embankment,
but ho escaped without serious injuries.
A subscription' list has been opened for
the purpose oT erecting a monument to Lieutenant
Chipp, the executive officer of the
Jcannette, at Rondout, N. Y.
Tiie extensive works of the United States
Stamping company in Port'and, Conn., have
been wholly destroyed by fire. They were
filled with machinery for stamping tin and
employed about AO!) hands, turning out and
shipping six or eight car loads of goods per
day. The estimated loss is $400,(10").
Utica, N.Y., has been visited by the most
disastrous fire known in its history. Eleven
business houses, including the daily Observer
and the City National bank, were destroye 1,
the losses aggregating between ?5'X),030 and
$$()0,():>0.
Testimony before the State senate committee
oil public health showed that of thirty
aniples of butter purchased in New York
city and Brooklyn only ten were genuine,
the remainder being bogus butter.
Three men were killel and four injured !
by the explosion of a boiler attached to a 1
lumber-mill, near AVilkesbarre, Penn.
John W. Hawkins, confidential clerk of J
Nelson Holland, proprietor of th9 Holland j
planing-mil's, at Buiralo, N. Y., has misappropriated
between $30,000 and foO.OOJ of 1
his employer's money.
John McOinnis was hanged the other day
in Philadelphia lor the murder of his moth- |
er-in-law. He first shot his wife, who had j
left him and {rone back to her mother on ac- j
count of his intoni]>erato habits and then
put two bullets into the elder woman. His
wife recovered, but her mothor died.
The United States inspectors at Boston
who investigated the recent City of Columbus
disaster in their report condemn Captain
S. E. Wright, in command at the timo the !
vessel wa< wreck id. and revoko his liconso. 1
From a circular issued at Pittsburg, Penn., j
by the United States Brewers' association,
at appears that the brewers and liquor dealera
of the country are taking steps to or- j
ganize politically without regard to party.
South and West.
Two brothers?Luke and William Jone;?
wore hanged at Jackson, Ohio, for tho J
murder of Anderson Lackey, the motive of j
tho crime being robbery.
Ben Gilliam and William Moore, both col- j
ored, were banged for murder?the former at i
Bayboro, N. C'., and tho latter at Franklin,
La.
Marshall T. Polk, who embezzled $-100,noo
of the Tennessee State funds while State
treasurer and fled, but was arrested, died
suddenly of heart disease at his home in
Nashville. He had been very popular in
Tennessee, and his ra.<o was to have come up j
in a few days before the supreme court. j
Thomas Crittenden, son of ex-United
States Marshal Crittenden, and grandson of ;
John J. Crittenden, a noted Kentucky
statesmen, lia^ been santenced to three years I
in tho penitentiary for killing a negro boy, '
who had testified "against him in a caso at
AwVmvorn ITv
A mortgage for $12,000,000, riven by a
Western railroad company to a New York
trust company, wa- recorded a few days a_jo
at Urbana, Ohio.
Prentiss Tiller, a clerk of tho Pacific
Express company at St. Louis, filled a valise
with money packages containing nearly
575,000, and left for parts unknown.
March was ushered in at the Northwest
with the severest snow slorin and blizzard
3f tho season. Railroa 1 travel was suspended
in many instances, and the thermometer
droppe I to fifteen degrees below
:ero.
Jesso Stephens, (colored) aeed twenty- j
->ne years, was handed at West Point, Miss.,
for tlie murder of Porch Wcstbrook, an old
jolore 1 man who had accused tne murderer |
af stealing his melons.
A crowd of me i took a prisoner from tho
constables at Allapha, Cia., defied tne civil
authorities, and so terrorized the town that
the mayor telegraphed to tho governor for |
assistance, which was sent to him in tho i
shape of a company of militia.
After partaking of canned blackberries i
the Guthrie family, prominent residents of
ttogersville Junction, E'ist Tennessee, wore
taken ill with symptoms of poisoning. Four
children diel soon after, an 1 the mother wa? j
lot expected to recover.
Trouble between a Catho'ic prie>t at
horning, Ohio, and a druggist name 1 Me- j
Devitt led the latter to causo tne arrest of
tho former on tho cliarge of running a
gaining dovico at a fair. Tlio pri-st de- |
lounci'd Mr Devitt from the pulpit, an 1 a< !
light a body of men proceeded t > McDevitt's I
itore, l-d him out, took olf all his clothing I
ind eomiolled him to leave town and swear
that lie would never return. For this action
tweuty-flve nwn were arrestad.
Martin* E. Van Fleet,treasurer of Huron ;
sountv, Ohio, decamped for Canada with
ibout $75,0 )0 of the county funds.
Hon. Kenneth Kaynkr. solicitor of tho
United States treasury, died a few days since
n Washington, aged seventy-six years. He
ivas born in North Carolina in 1.S08, had
served two terms in Congress and was authoa
)f a life of Andrew Johns ml
Washing ton i
The bill passed bv the Senate in regard to 1
iteel crui-ers authorizes the President to ai
ect the construction of seven steel vessels
or the navy, consisting o( one cruiser of j
1,500 tons displacement, one cruiser of :?,000
ions, one dispatch vessel of l,5Ui) tons, two
leavily anne I gunboats of 1,50.) tons each,
me li^ht gunboat of 750 tons, and one guu.ioat
not to exceed IK) tons. It further au- j
horizes the construction of one steel ram,on3 j
:i*uisin? torj>eilo boat and two harbor tor- !
iedo boats. The work is to ha done by con- |
ract, and American shipbuilders who can !
wtisfy the secretary of tho navy that they !
vill bo prepared to begin work i-i three |
nonths after making the contract are to bi
permitted to bid. The naval advisory board ,
s to have no power to make contracts.
The House committee on military affairs j
lecided to m ike an adverse report on the 1
jill providing for I ho perpetuation of the
)ffices of general and lieutenant-general.
The civil service commission's first annual
eport has been sent to Congress in a special
nessage by the President. Tho President !
onfiratulates Congress and the pooplo on tho {
food Jesuits of the law so far, and avows his
conviction that it will henceforth provo to
je of still more benefit. Ho commands tho j
mggestions of tho commission for further
egislation, and advises the making of an ap- I
>ropriation adequate for its needs.
The receipts from United Statos customs
luring last month were nearly $17,000,1)0.).
From internal revenue over ?M,0(K),():)() wore
eceivecl. From these two sources tlieag- j
jregate receipts last month were $24,858,53-,
lyain-t $24,407,427 for February, 1SS5.
On the 1st inst. the United States treasury
lad $154,s?m,!'~5.71 in gold coin, $07,017.157.40
in gold bullion, $ 12(V*22,30:t in standird
silver dollars, $2-\4!l0,000.01 in fractional
;flver coin, $l,0lft.!n2.85 in silver bullion, and
PIm4,:!00._'0 in minor coin. Total, $582,740,152.1:5.
During February the national debt was
iecreas-jd $J,582,5s 7, leaving the total debt
it $l,4s,'?,U'i:;,7i,.t.si;.
A decision has been rendero l by tho
United states supreme court m uiu mug ;
pending hga'.-teuder caso of Juilliard vs.
Jreenman. The c >urt holds that the le^altenderact
of March !51, isrs, is valid and
constitutional, and that treasury notes reissued
under it aro a good and le^al-tender in
payment of a'l debts.
Nomination's by the President: William
M. Bunn, of Pennsylvania, to bo governor of
Idaho Territory: 'John C. l'erry, ot New
Vorlc, to bo chief justice of the ^upr'Mne
ourt of Wyoming; Norman Buck, of Idaho,
io be associate justice of the^ supreme court
for the Territory of Idaho; W. F. Fitzgerald,
>f Mississippi, to ho associate justice of the
supreme court for the Territory of Arizona.
A House resolution, offered by Mr. Washburn,
of Minnesota, alleges that the Jeannette
court of inquiry refused to admit val- I
jable testimony, and directs the committee
in naval affairs to investigate the facts
jonnected with tho expedition, and to
send for persons and papers. Tho rcsjlulion,
which was adopted, was accompanied
by a petition from Dr. W. D. Collins, 1
urother of Jerome J. Collins, meteorologist
)f the expedition, charging that Mr. Collins
vas subjected to indignities nnd was ]>laced
wider arrest by Lieutenant Commander Do
[.on?, and also that Engineer Melville made
10 effort to obtain information about
:he De I/?ng and Chipp parties, ami
refused permission to any of his
arty t> search for them. Dr. Collins
ilso alleges tliat the evidence offered to the
naval court and t hat which will bo further
jiven by tho survivors eoes to show that,
ta l Melville obeyed thodirections given him
by DeLong to inimediate'y coinmunicato
ivith the Mu-sian authorities, and had he
conducted a search fur the captain's party
every member except Krrickson would have
been rescued.
The House committee on nava! affairs has
ippointcd Representatives Buchanan, McAdoo
and IJoutello a sub-c'jininitteo to in- i
kfestigate the management of tho Jeannetto j
;xpedition. The sub committee is author- I
zed to .ask power from the House to call for j
persons ami papers.
JoAyt'in miller lias given tho House
committee o:i Territories his views on tho
Mormon question. He characterized the
Mormons ns "era :ks an 1 Guiteaus.'' and op j
iMjsed repressive measure* as only tending to !
incite them to further lawless acts instead of
subduing them. This, lio said, was tha his- !
tory of all such measures Polygamy, ho I
thought, was on the decrease, awl he pre- |
:cribed educaiiun as the panacea for all the j
ills from which tho people of Utah suffered. I
The Mormons as a people,in his opinion, wero !
extremely igaorant persons led by "cranks' j
and those wiio have their own ends to serve, i
md nil that was necessary to brin<r theni
Dack to tho paths of morality was to show j
them their true condition.
Woman suffragists from all over the
country attended the sixteenth annual convention
of the Woman Suffrage association
in Washington.
Frank Lanoston, a colored youth, son o"
the United States minister to Hayti, and n
emnloyed in the government }>rinting office ,
nt Washington, shot anil killo 1 Dennis WdI
liams and .James Spencer, two colored men. j'
Williams wa; trying to separa'e a white and n
a colored man, who were fighting, when 0
Langston interfered and an altercation
arose. Langston pulled out a revolver and v
b.'gan firing, hittiDg Williams and Spencer, b
a bystander. c
Ex-Postmaster General James and ex- t,
Attorney General MacVeagh have testified
before tho House committee giving an account
of the initiation of the stur route pros- ci
mition and tho directions of President Gar- g
field in reference t<j them. ^
Rev. Henry Ward Beecher and Henry
Irving, tho English actor, were among recent
callers on the President. v
According to a report made by Secretary t<
Folger, in response, to a resolution of the h
House, there was in the United States treas- w
ury 011 the 2i?th of February, of everything
to be counted as money, a total of "
5o:?.i4.
Consuls nominated by the President: V
Firth Charles Worth, of Kansas, at Funchal; ^
Archer Rus-?11 Piatt, at Chefoo, China: Willis
Edwards Baker, at Rosalia, Argentine
Republic. a
a
Foreign.
In* the British House jf Commons several n
Parnellitcs strongly condemned recent dyna- .
mite proceedings,and declare 1 that no excuse
was valid for such wicked attempts upon life 01
and property. They declared that conspiraoie;
of this lattire were in no wise associated lj
with the Irish cause, but that they bad been ^
hatched in America, and thar. the attempts
to carry tbe:n out had been made by agents
sent out from the United Statos. ai
The British government has decide! to n:
send a courteous dispatjh to America ro!a- n
tive to the action of Americans in couute- ..
nancing and assisting dynamiters. In a
leading editorial article tho London Tinms T
says "it is intolerable that England should
bo exposed to this succession of plots from a ^
nation which profeises to ba friendly with us,
and with which we have only a desire to live tc
in peace and amity." di
A Madrid dispatch says that the United tc
States government is pressing its claim
against Spain for #4!W,00,), as the balance of
awards due on account of American losses
during the rebellion in Cuba, and also for m
$6,000,000 for estates embargoed during the p,
same period and not restored to their Aineri
can owners.
The island of Chios and the towns of
Chcsmo and Vourla, upon the mainland of gi
Asia Minor near by, have been visited by an sf
earthquake. j
A bust of the American poet, Longfellow,
was unveiled in Westminster Abbey, the
resting place of many of England's dis'Jn- F:
guished dead. Addresses by Earl Granville, ol
United States Minister Lowell and oihers 0j
were delivered.
General Igi.esias has taken the oath o
office as provisional governor of Peru. ^
General Graham's advancing array (of
4,0iK) British trocps defeated a body of ti
about 10,000 of the False Prophet's Arabs j,,
under Osman Digna near Trinkitat, on the
Red sea. The rebels lost 1,100 men, an l
were only defeated after a desperato resis- w
tance: the British lo<-s was twentv-four killed tl
and 142 wounded. This was the first serious ,
check rtceived by the Falso Prophet in his ?
victorious campaign against Egypt in the T
Sou Ian. rc
AliltKAT I1IIUIIU ttl jjui1iu iuu> uiluiicu >
Pekin, China, and many native banks and 1
merchants have faile 1. Merchants in the in- w
terior stopped all trading ventures, and e:
the populace were greatly excite i. ji
Rewards aggregating $10,000 were offered
in England for the discovery of thi persona
recently engaged in attimpiinz to blow up
buildings by dynamite.
Joaquin Limendoux, president and director
of the Havana Savings bank, the only
institution of the kin.I in the city, has committed
suicide. The bank has suspended
payment in consequence.
In Tarragona, Spain, a shoemaker named b(
Perez, nineteen years of a ro. enteral n cigar w
s'ore for the purpose of robb ug it Meeting ~
with resistance he stabbo 1 and fatally
wounded an old woman of eighty, her twj a
daughters and n servant. Pi
John Arthur, n prominont binker of f0
Paris, has absconded after stealing tho sav- ,.
Ines of many person', aggregating nearly '
$ 150,000. A
Mr. Parnell's bill amending the Irish fb
land act has been rejected by the British m
house of commons?'525 to 72. ^
Two members of tin firm of Messrs. Parker, Ifc
London solicitors, liuvo absconded, having
misappropriated clients' title deeds'. Their or
liabilities nrc between ?"),O0 i.OOOand $10,000,- eii
000. They had borrowed $2,500,000 for various
speculations.
PROMINENT PEOPLE, S
Lawson. ? Sir Wi! r 1 Lawsoa is the
champion of prohibition in the British house
of commons.
Gould.?Jay Gould, tho well-known New
York financier, has gone on a trip South afar
as Florida. ti
Gordon.?"Chinese"' Gordon is an intensely tt
religious man, and .stu lies tho Bible more te
earnestly and enthusiastically tha i many a A
parson. ?
Alexandra.? Tlr; Princess of Wa'c,
though now the mother of a family, an 1 afflicted
with several ills, still preserve; hor "
sweet, over-girlish face. Her health, haw- ef
ever, is not good. c?
Prince Alhert.?Prince Alljert Victor ^
is the first son :?f a prince of Wales to come or
of age bjforo his father's accession tj thj gj
throne. Kin; George II. became king a few jt
mouths before his son reached twenty-onj. y
A mmf.n.?Hear- Admiral A in men, though to
sixty-four years ol<l and on the retired list, Ci
is as hearty and vigorous ai ever, an I his pc
farmhouso homo on th > outskirts of Wash- is!
ington is the scene of many enjoyable ro- ca
unions of naval otlicers.
Schlev. ? Commander Winfleld Sciti U1
Schley, who has been placed in charge of the
Ureely relief fleet, was born in 1SJ.I, at Fred- 01
erick. Md., and leaving tho N'ava1 academy ^
in 1S51I, went to Japanese waters. During Cj
the war he was in active servico as master
and lieutenant. .Since 1 S(H he has been at the J*
Naval academy, in the Asiatic fleet, tho **
South American station, and the lighthouse
service. Ho has not been ill sine J ho came to P?
man's estate.
C'hevreuil.?M. (.'hevreuil, tho illustrious f.i
French ciiemist and direct ir of tho Gobelin's j..,
manufactory, lately reached the a;o of ni.iety-oiffht,
when he was put o i the retired list. g.
He would not slan t such treatment, however, p
and has been restored to his position. I he
old man is c instantly at w irk, and allows
himself but ten minu et for each of his two .
daily meals. His breakfast c insists of a plate 1
of meat, a single vegetable, ami two glasses
of water. He never drank a glass of wine in 5,
his life. His dinner is almost as plain as his
breakfast.
Bonapakte.? Promenadors in Washington x<
often stop to look at a pair of high-stepping, to
b ack, blooded horses, attached to a high hr
road-wagon, driven by a handsome, military- th
appearing man of so no fifty years, who is in- pe
variably accompanied by a ha idsome, ma- a?
tron y lady and twi or thro s bright-eyed lit- F<
tie girls. Tho driver i< Jerome Napoleoj gt
Bonaparte, grandson of the Honaparte's old- pj
est brother Jerome, an I possesses undoubt- pc
edly the right to whatever claim the Bona- cr
partes tnav have fo tho imperial throne o? th
France Tho la ly h Ma la-no Bonaparte, er
granddaughter of Daniel Webster. pc
COMMITTEE WOEK. |
V
Work Done in the Committee Itooinv jj(
of C'ongrt **.
Senator Harrison reported from the com- en
mittca on Territories an original bill to di
enable tho people of Southern l)akota t > '?
form a constitution an 1 State government
?.i f? n.? nf ?ttl.k ?r ft,., gc
present " Territory or Dakota" us a State a'
and the erection of the northern part into a JV|
separate Territory. It provides for the hold- f0
ing of a convention o- delegates to frame a ar
constitution at Yankton on tho second Tuesday
of December. 1W-S4.
Representative \Vatso:i, c'lairnian of tho
cominittoo on invalid pensions, prepared a fc
report to accompany /lis bili providing for [!'
the increaso of tno pensions to soldi.ts' wid- r
ows and dependent relatives from to !n
Sir' i>er month. The report ." 'ays thai tho ,
total number of widows and dependent re'a- |,c
tives of soldiers in th'> late wa- now on the
pension roll is 72, lo(): the number of claim- C,J
ant-1 th:it will probably secure pensions, J1^
the number of widows of soldiers of ,
1S12, together with claimant; who willproh- w
ably receive jiensions, ls,i?0>. Tii'< total
number of pensioners whose ra'ei will bo rjj
increased by the bill is estimated at I'.M,:! '! !, r4'
and the aggregate annual increase of pen- [.
sions nt $.r),()iiT.!is 1. The report says that, JV
owing to tho age of those who will b? afreet- ,
ed by the bill, the pension list will rapidly .
decrease. '
The House committeo on commerce agreed ?
to report Representative Stewart's bill to '
regulate interstate commerce and i rovide
for the appointment of a c inimission.
Representative Boutclle was authorize 1 by j-"
the House eoimnittee cm naval affairs to report
favorably u bill removing the charge of
desertion from men in the navy an I marine
corps who served faithfully in tho war, but '
by reason of abs >nce from their comma-id "
at. tho time of thedischargo failed t > hs mus
ti'ieil out. Tiie bill also applies to per-ons F
charged with desertion who voluntarily .
returned and served untt! mustered out. co
Male education and female education in ^
India, when compare 1 with eacli outer, pro- (j(,
sent a striking contrast. Tha total female
population is iHJ.'iO i.Oih) an 1 the t->lal nialo lM.
population 1(W,000,0):I, but on'y l2r,'X))fe- ^
mala? are under instruction at school, us ja
against 2,517,JWJ males.
Philadelphia is online to the front as a
dog-racing town. Kn-es ta'ie p'a'.-o daily. ti.
The distance is from 100 to 500 yards, and rc
the canines, it is said, evince great interest
in the competition. ftJ
The not debt of Cina la is ?15 <,465,714, or
about $:50 per capita; that of tho United
States is about ?IM) per capita, but it is ra i- j0
ly decreasing. ^ to
Two new Gorman operas will s )jn bo p.-oduced,
"Gustavo Vasa,-' by Goetza, at Dusel- ? *
dorf, and "Leonore," by Bach, at Aussburz. pj
LATER -NEWS,
The boiler in J. T. Trees' dyeing establishlent
at Lawrence, Ma^s., explode 1. killing
ohn Trees. Jr., the mgineor, and fatally inuring
William Moreland and Micliael Cro'
in, two omployes. So great was tho force
f the explosion that the three buildings
rere shattered into splinters. Pieces of the
oiler and debris were thrown 400 feet,
railing through roofs of dwellings, but forutiately
injuro l no o :e.
Ohio Prohibitionists a-89nibled in State
onvention at Columbus and appointed dele'
ates to tho national convention at Pittsurg
on May 21.
At the Loir'siana Itepublicin Stato conention.
held in New Orleans, a'lelegation
i the national convention and a State ti ket,
ea'led by John A. Stevenson for governor,
fere chosen. The rational delegation is unerstood
to ba for Arthur for first choice.
During a quarrel at San Leandro, Cal.,
Villiani f-'collard drew a revolver and shot
deck Dietrichsen, a saloon-keeper, dead.
I'hen Scollard's father wes told of his son's
ct, ho exclaimed: "My God, can this bo?''
nd fell dea'l.
The California legislature has been suraloned
in extra session for the purpose of
ixing and governing the railroads throughat
the State.
Two men were killed and a third was fatalr
injured by the explosion of a saw-mill
oiler at Onondaga, Mich.
John Griffin, a Maryland rattle dealer,
nlonoof the lwst known and wealthiest
:en in the State, was found murdered and
>bl>ed near Frederick- At first it was
lought natural causes had lei to his death,
wo men were arrested on suspicion.
Further nominations by the President;
olonel John Newton of the nngineer corps,
i be ohief of engineers with rank of briga
er-general; Leonard E.Wales, of Delaware)
i be United States district judge of the disict
of Delaware.
Mr*. "White, of Kentucky, was the only
lember of the Hou o who voted against the
issage of the nava" appropriation bill.
Another man has committed suicide at
[onte Carlo on account or losses at tho
^ming tablo there, making the nineteenth
If-murder at that notorious resort sinco
inuary,
A reward of ?16 for each hral of a
rench soldier, and ?32 for the hca 1 of an
licer, has been offered by the commander
! tho Black Flags in Tonquin.
An aft'ray occurred at Pressa, Italy, bcveen
laborers on the radr ad and villagers,
arbir.eers interfered to suppress the disn
banco, and fired, killing eight and woundg
fourteen of the villager?-.
The German reichstag has been opened
ith the usual formalit'es. The sjeech from
le throne was read by tho home secretary
' state and representative of the chancelor.
he sjieech assorts that the chief task of the
i:A9 ?*.t 1 ?
JIV.UMU& iIC3 HI Uliv UWllJCftlll VI .HA.IOI aim
ditical affairs, and fays that the emperor's
ish, which has been solemnly and repeatedly
cpressed, for the Improvement of the coition
of workmen, has met with full apprecia.
on on the part of the German people.
LATER CONGRESSIONAL. NEWS.
Scnnte.
The vote by which the Mexican treaty had
>en defeated was reconsidered A bi ]
as passed appropriating $20:),(>00 to E. H.
meiy for the invention ana construction of
machine for testing iron and steel?The
sndleton bill providing a system of courts
r the exercise of the extra territorial jurisction
of the United States was passed ?
favorable report was made on the bill
cing the rate of postage to be paid upon
ail matter of the seconJ cia^s, when sent
r others than publishers or news agentsfixes
the rate on transient newspapers at
le cent for four ounces; the present rate
ij ons C3nt f.>r two ou ices.
UMMARY OF CONGRESS.
Senate.
Mr. Ransom reported adversely from the
jmmittee on appropriations his .joint rei->
ition providing ror an npprnpria'ion to aid
le sufferers by the recent great storm in
le South. He explained that on luvestigaon
it appeared that the suffering caused by
10 storm to not of such a charauir
as to baffie local and State relief....
resolution by Mr. Plumb wai agreed to
illinjr on the secretary of statu for infonnaon
regarding the amount of wheat, rye,
jm and cotton produce I and consumed in
ireiprn countries for several years back, and
specially whether political or other compliitions
an likely to occur in the near future
ilculate 1 to influence the market value of
merican products or their cost....Debate
i the bill to construct seven moro
eel c misers was resumed and
was finally passed?33 to 13....Mr.
est introduced a bill to incorporate the Inroceanic
Ship Railway company, making
aplain Ea Is and his associates a body cr)rate,
with rower to hold property and to
sue bonds to the extent of $50,000,000. Th1?
inital stock is limited to the same sum.
On motion of Mr. Vonrtaes the Senato took
> and passed various biift providing for the
instruction of pub'ic buildings in various
ties and at totat costs for bites and buildgs,
as follows: Augusta, Me., $150.00);
imden. N. J., $75,00:): Carson City, Nev.,
[00,000; Greeuville, S. C., $50,000; Key
rest, Fla., $10D,000; Waco, Texas,
("0,000; San Antonio, Texas, $200,0;
San Francisco, $400,000; Montilier,
Vt., $75,000; Annapolis, $100,0!):);
aeon, Ga.. $125,000; Manchester, N. H..
K >0,000; New Albanv. Tnd., $100,00);
'inona. Minn., $120 000; Augusta, Ga.,
100,000; Oshkosh, Avis., $100,000; Fort
nith, Ark.. $100,000; Huntsville, Ala.,
.00,01)0; Nebraska City, Neb., $75.0)0.
jeb'o, Col., $300,000; Fort Scott, Kan.,
00,000....Eulogies upon the lifo an'l
lara^ter of the late Representative Has>11.
of Kansas, were passed.
Mr. Sherman introduced the following bill
anting copyright to newspapers: "Any
i;ly or weekly newspai>er, or any associa3n
of any dailv or weekly newspapers,
iblished in thoUnite l States, or any of the
;rritories thereof, shall have the hole right
print, issue and sell, for the term of eight
>urs dnting from tho hour of going to pre?s,
eContents of said daily or weekly newspa>rs,
or the collected news of said newsapor
sociation. exceeding ono hundred word;,
jr any infringement of tho copyright
anted by the first section of this act the
irty injured may sue, in any court of com
ito'.t jurisdiction, and recover in any propaction
tho damages sustained by him from
e person making the infringement, togelhwith
tho costs of suit"....Bills were ro
irted favorably: To provide for the is?uo
duplicate checks for government officers
..aw nr In-xfx of the oriednnls: dedicating
o military reservation of Pla'tsburcr,
Y., to tho v.llaso for a pub!
park The military appropriation
II was passed with an amendment that
idets at the West Point military acalenrsmissed
for hazing should not* ba eligible
r reappointment.
The bill providing for the orotsction ami
ivernment of tho Yellowstone park, and
tclin c sonn 2,COO square miles to tho park,
as passed A bill was report? 1 providing
r tho collection of statistics of marriage
id divorce.
IIoii?s.
The President transmitted to the House I he
[>ort of the coinmssiou appointed to exame
into th? condition of swine prolucts of
is country. The secretary of st ito also sent
a communication on tho subject, in which
t savs tho rep >rt shows conclusively that
>g cholera is not present in meat i a?ked for
nnan food, and in no event is the disc "
mmtmicab!" to human baings. As to tricni
>sis, the rejiort is less conclusive, because
? is cirtainly known of the manner in
hicti the living trichinae <>r their germs
'0 transmitted. Ho advises further inv s*ation
of this point Bit's were reporto I
provide for the issito of circulating notes
National banking associations: to estabh
a board of inter-State commerce and to
<: u I ate such commerce; for tho payment
bounties duo to oilicers and sa'Iors under
(lmiral Farragut, and to increa e certain
msions The naval appropriation bill
as debated without action.
Under a suspension of tho rules, moved by
r. Townshen l, of Illinois, the House, by
7 yeas to -fi> nays, passed the bill pensions'
the survivor^ of the Mexican war. Tli"
il is confine 1 exclusively to tho-o wh >
rved sixty days in that war. to whom a
nsion of i^a month is grante I, but exclud
rsons who are under political disabilities.
..Bills were introduced as follows: Ti>
event the unlawful occupancy of the pub:
lands; for tho construction of additional
?el vessels; for tho retirement of certain
mmodorcs; providing a retired li*t o:
licers for tho revenue marine servic : t<i
strict the issue of l'censes to retail liquor
a'ers fir-t empowered under Stab; and
unicipal law to engage in that business; in
oinote j>eace among nations by tho estab
blishment of international tribunals; to e>
blish a court of appmls, and to proh'bit
e lmi>ortation into tho United S:ate;o.
.uper laborers, lazzaroni and beggars.
. UMI ,.Ut, ?1,? Hrtll-a TVM...
tt.Il J UUfc 1MU9 1 C|A^1 vcyi v> ??v.^
ie following: Hy Mr. Wemple, from the
unniittoo on railways and canals, forth?
>nnanent improvement of the Erie cana',
id maintaining the same free to the people:
Mr. Campbell, from the committee 01
anufactnres, fortho appointment of a com
ission to test iron and steel; by Mr. B>u
lie, from the committoo on naval aflfa rs,
i relieve certain apiwinted andenlisto 1 men
the navy and marine corps from the charge
desertion; by Mr. Hewitt, of Now York,
om the committee on ways and menns to
event the adulteration of teas.
! THE WAR IN EGYPT. "
El Mahii's First Defeat by the
British Troops.
fhe Arabs Routed With Great Loss in
a Pitched Battle.
Details of the first pitched battle in Egypt
between General Gra'iam's advancing army
ami the forces of Osman Digna, the False
Troj het's general, are full of interest. The
battle began near Trinkitat, the city on the
Red Sea from which General Graham's expedition
started, and lasted all day. The
following is a graphic account of the battle:
On Thursday night General Graham's expedition
encamped near Fort Baker, the infantry
in front and the cavalry in the rear.
On Friday morning, after breakfast, the
troops were formed in an oblong, the front
and rear of which were lonzer than the
sides, owing to the different strength of the
regiments. The Gordon Highlanders in line
formed the advance with Uvo Gatling guns
an 1 one Gurdiner in the right corner and
two Gardiners and one Gatiing in the left
corner. The Eighty-ninth regiment in line
formed the right-hand side of the square, the
Black Watch regiment the rear. The whole
strength of the British forco was somothing
less than 4,000 men. The length of the front
was .J jO yards. The Hussa: s acted as scouts,
and advanced in a semicircle a thousand
yards ahead, covering the front and Hanks
of the main force. Ine troops advanced
over sand knolls and scrub for a mile from
Fort Ba'cor, along the Teb road, when the
rebslsopened fire with their Remington riries,
but tne rango was too lone and their shots
proved ineffective. The rebels in swarms ocrunied
tlm hi"h cronnd in front and on the
flank of tho British army. Thoy retired ^
fjowlv a* tho English advanced, keepins
within about 1,200 yards of the main body G
of the English forces. Tho British cavalry a
fpllowed. covering the rear, upon tho Jeft,
formed in three liim and distant 900 yards
from the main army. a
At9:30 tho gunboat Sphinx fired four t>
round-! from Trinkitat Harbor, but the range o
was too great. The shells burst a mile short
of the enemy's position. The firing was t<
stopped, as tie shells were dangerous to the
English. The cavalry and mounted infantry
advanced on the left to touch the P
rebels, who moved obstinately, though
tbey wero not indisposed to fight d
Tho infantry continued to advance steadily.
Two or three times a halt was made in order t<
to allow the sailors and artillery, who were S
dragging tho guns, to rest The lin? were
well maintained, but wnere tho ground was r<
difficult tho men marched by fours right in
columns of companies. The road toward h
Teb was studded with hundreds of corpses of o
Baker Pasha's fugitives, which ' flllel
the air with pollution, ana around which E
swarms of carrion flies lazily hovered. a
After an advance of three miles hai b^en
accomplished the earthworks of the rebels r
came in sight Guns were mounted and t<
standards were flying in tho sultry air. The
rebal firo had now almost ceased except on E
tho extreme right and left, where it still con- E
tinued to b3 directed at the scouts. Tho
British stepped forth as if on a holiday pa- G
radp, the bagpiDes playing and the Highlanders
marching cheerily. They advanced until 1
tho>' were within 800 yards of the rebels' po- ^
sition, where an old sugar mill was standing,
surrounded by a number of native huts, an 1
wh<>re also stood a fort with two guns. Hero
a bait was ordered and the scouts rejoined g,
the cavalry. Neither force seemed
disposed to open Are. At last "attention" ^
was cajieu, w ueroii(xju mo i eirei?, odvju- um
British move, began the battle with a shell
from a Krunp gun captured from the c
Egyptians. The shell passo 1 wide over the
square. The next two shots wore aimed with b
greater accuracy, and the shells burst close
to the Briti h, wounding several. The rebels ,
maintained a rattling fusillade with small
arms, sending hundreds of bullets which
whizzed around the ears of the British. A
man of the Gordon Highlanders was first to s<
fall badly wounded. As the shots increased u
the ambulance surgeons were fully occupied.
The English advanced steadily in a square t<
with nit answering the rebel fire till they p
pns.-ed the north face of the rebel works. At n
this point a piece of shell wounded Baker
Pasha in the lace, and twenty men were hit.
After an advance of 1,000 yards a halt was J?
ordered and the men were directed to lie :J
down.
It was now noon. The day was clear,and
the wind dispersed the smona of the rebel js
lire, disclosing the*rebels' movements. Then it
the British*opened fire with guns and liar- ft
tini rifles, causing the rebel fire rapidly to
slacken and almost to cease. At this d
the bugles sounded a fresh advance, d
The troops rose, wheeled around on the y
center of the square, and approached the g
rebel works. The rebels were in no military
order, but were scattered here and there, so
as to take a Ivan tags of the abundant cover '
which the ground afforded. They clung g
to their position with desperat3 tenacity. J!
There were 2,000 rebels directly in front, .
while many hundreds hung arouud the two
sides of the square. As the British moved
forward, firing as they advanced, the rebels. ?!
armed with spears and huge cross-hilted
sw-rds, rose withi'i -0 ) yards of the advanning
lines and rushed against the British b
at breakneck speed, heedless and iearless of
death. The rebels fell right and left, though
some of the brave fellows rei"he 1 within di
five pace? of tho square. None of them t?
bdtel; they only fe.l back sullenly when
they were forced. it
Having cleared tho ground in front with m
their Martini rifles, the British attacked the a;
fort. Colonel Burnaby wa< the first to te
mount the fa"a;>et, firine a double-barrelled fii
shot can into the enemy. Around the works tl
the rebels fought with furious energy, and th
there was a frightful melee of bayonets aud T
six-ars. At length tho British gained pos- at
re ^sion of the fort. They captured two ai
Krupp guns,and at once turned them against
the enemy, but the Arabs still contested nj
every inch. They would not submit t > be ^
driven off; they could only be killed. The {j,
British next directed their attention to the te
old sugar mill, a brick building containing a(
au iron boiler. This they stormed, and sue- sjj
ceeded in dislodging ~<kj rebels, who leaped j?
forth and charged from every opening. hi
At I p. m., after an hour of intense fi;ht- Ql
ing, the rebels gave way and boitea outrignc.
(attling guns and Martini rifles had caused
preat havoc. Tim British pursued them ai V
the,v fell back, and advanced as far as th> v
fresh water wells of Teb, where the rebels
made their last stand. Sheiks, who advanced
empty handed to show that they bore
charmed lives, werestricken down with bayonet
thrusts. The Highlanders carried the
next earthwork, capturing three guns. At
the end of four hours of arduous fighting A
the British gained possession of the
rebel caups, of the huts and the
wells. The cava'ry on the right flank ol
charged tho retreating rebels, who did not
bolt* but struck the tro >pers who rode among a1
them, giving blo*v for blow. A splendid dis- in
play of heroism was made by three mounted
rebels. They resolutely maintained their
ground against the shock of two cavalry OI
regiments before being cut down. They con- p
tinned to fight aftc-r the third charge, killing aj
several so'diers and wounded Colonel Par- ()[
row with their s]>ears. The enemy retired w
slowly, and in consequence of this the British ^
Kept up th"ir firing for a long time atter tho
fortunes of the day had been decided. ^
All reoorts commend the steadiness with ^
which i he British moved on Teb. The square fr
In wh'ch they advanced .t(? tho battle was
never broken. The determination and I bravery
of the rebels were shown in the fact I
that wiien they were charged by the cavalry
great numbers of them threw themselves j)(
upon their backs on the ground and sjx-ared j sr
the horses of tho troopers as they dashed over |
them. | '
General Graham decided to remain at the j '
wells of Teb Friday night. The intention
was to continue tin" a lvance to Tokar on (
Saturday morning. Tue spoils taken from j t..
Baker Pasha were in a large measure re- (
covered. The losses of tin? British in the fight j J
were twentv-four Killed a-ul ono hundred j
and f< >r. v-two w.>uu le i. 'l'ne British forces
capture 1 four Krupp guns, two howitzers, j(
and one machine gun. .
The British troops entered Tokar at noon r.
on fsaturday. Tho garrison there numbered j {"'
seventv, tlie remainder having joined the , '
rebels." A few shots were exchange! with j u!
the enemy, wh?n the -I.O.J > rebels holding the ! "j
town tied". The march to Tokar was accom- j
plished in four lnurs. Tho hussars scoured j ,
the country, an 1 kept in desultory skirmish- | ^'
nig with the enemy, who retired in dtsorganiz- j
ed masses in the direction of Tamanieb. The j ^
Arabs lost 1.1(H) men dead on the field at Teb, J
b?<ide guns and other munitions. Their whole j J?
camp, including o7"> tent; and many camels, ?.
was also taken. The condition at the camp :[
showed that tho Arabs had relie 1 upon being
victorious.
ueon Victoria sent a telegram congratu- '
lating the troops on their victory. j J"
THE WAR IN EGYPT, , *
Tabic of the Principal I-'vont<n That | J.'1
Illivv witiiniui | j(
For five year.-,says the New York llsr.ilrf, ' tl
Egypt ha< lieon lmrryi in to the present an- J
0:1 aloii> conditio:! of aTairs. The causes arj i -U!
partly financial, partly religious and partly w
I oliticai. The following tible shows tho
chief events that have occurred during this tJ
perio 1 in their chronological order:
137:1.
February ~0?I)i-missal of Nubar-AVilson
ministry.
June V't!-Deposition of Ismail.
September 4?English and French comp- ir
trohors-general apjwinte 1.
1**0. tl
April 4?Appointment of commission of
liquidation. ,
1S61. 1
February 1?Military riot at Cairo, hea l- .
ed by Arabi. *
J u ly?The False Prophet raises the standard j
of revolt in the Soudan. i 1
Septeml>er It?Arabi demands execution of
polit cal programme a
September 14? Chorif Pacha's ministry j
formed. " f,
November 4?Lord Granville's not? t> Sir |
Edward Malet threatening intervention in ^
case of an outbreak of anarchy.
I) ce:ni)"i' 'J-t Mt-i-tin; of notiMcs.
ISVJ. ?
February 'J?New ministry under Mali- 1
nioud Pacha Paroudi.
March 12?M. de Bligniere?, the French tl
comptroller-general resigns. n
May 1.5?Sailing of British fleet for Alexm.lria.
May 26?Resignation of ministry.
June 11?rtiot at Alexandria.
June?The False Prophet captures and
pas acres 6,000 Egyptians under Yussuf
'acha.
July 11?Bombardment of Alexandria.
July 30?Dispatch of English troops to
rfnver Egypt.
August 15?Arrival of Sir Garnet Wo!s?ey.
' :'--i
August 29?The False Prophet defeated at
3ara. '*3
September 8-14?Town of El Obeid, capital
>f Kordofan, attacked three times by the
"alse Propliet, who is finally repulsed, with
08S of 10,00J men. f
September 13?Defeat of Arab! at Tel-elCebir.
Otcober 24?Two battalions of Egyptian " .
egulars and 8.50 Bashi-Bazouks, reinforcenents
sent to Kordofan, entirely destroyed.
October 31?Lord Dufferin sent to Cairo to
eorganize the government.
November 4?One thousand Egyptians
:illed in a succe-sful attempt to reinforce garison
at Bara, in the Soudan.
December 3?Arabi sentenced to exile. . ?
December 31?Lord Dufferin's reorganize
ion scheme completed.
1K83
January 5?Barra surrenders to the False
'roDhet.
January 15?El Obeid surrenders uncondi
tonally, and the False Prophet takes up Us
esidenco there.
February 26?Abdel Kader enters Sennaar,
iter defeating forces of the False Prophet. ,
March 4?General Hicks arrives at Khar*
oum and takes command.
April 2'J?General Hicks defeats rebel
orc<> of 5,000, in Sennaar, killing 500, in-.
luding the False Prophet's grand vizier. *May
12?The Fal-e Prophet defeated near '. *
Ihartoum, and flies to Kordofan.
August l-,'?Two thousand rebels attack
iinkatand are defeated.
September 8?General Hicks marches out
f Khartoum with an available lighting orce
of 7,0(X) Egyptians.
October >?General Hicks starts from Duem
or El Ubeid.
November.'*-5?Tho Fa!se Prophet defeat#
General Hicks at Kashgate, near El Obeid,
nd utterly destroys hb army.
November 6?Egyptians defeated atTokar.
December 2?Fi^e hundred blac'c troops
nd 200 Bashi-Bazouks sent out from Suakim
3 reconnoiter, and cut to pieces by the rebels,
nly flfty escaping. -<*38
Deteniber 18?Baker Pacha leaves Cairo
3 take charge of Suakim.
1884.
January ft?New ministry formed under m
Tubar Pacha. I
January 18?General "Chinese" Gordori 8
is: atchedto Egypt
January 20?General Gordon leaves Cairn *
5r Khartoum, as governor-general of the
oudan.
Feb.-uary 4? Baker Pacha defeated by the
abels near Tokar, with a loss of 2,000 awn.
February 11?Tewflk Bey endeavors to cat .
is way out of Sinkat with 60J followers, all*
f whom are killed by the rebsls.
February 17?General Gordon arrives at
'hartoum and assumes the direction of '
fFairs. ' . ,
February 21?Tokar surrenders to tbe.
sbels, some of the native garrison escaping
5 Suakim. '
February 20?The rebels defeated at Fort
a'ier, near Trin itat, oy a rorca 01 %wi
iritish trcops un-ier General Graham.
March 1?Tokar occupied by General
raham's troops.
IIJSICAL ANFDRAMATIC
London* actors have seven ulubs.
Mary Anderson Las now been on tho
tage eight years.
Mary Anderson is still playing to grea*
uslness in London.
Fanny Davenport, in "Fedora," has
apturod the South.
Bartley Campbell's "My Partner" is to
e played at the Globe, London. j
Theatrical affairs ara booming in Lonon.
The receipts at the theatres are larger
aan they havo ever bean known to be.
It is stated that the reciipt< of the Irving
ason in America will reach the enormoas
1:11 of four hundred thousand dollars
An enterprising Connecticut man is said
) bo engaged in making a piano casa out of
aper, which shall be entirely proof against
loisture and heat.
They say that Sarah Bernhardt has beome
so attenuated physically that she will
!!turn to this country next September ria
ie cable and half rates.
A niece of Senator Morrill, Mtno. Valda,
i in a fair way to become one of the favores
of musical Paris. Her singiug is already
istening the attention of the critici.
The Czar of Russia is the first to put
own Italian opera. He has resolved to pull
own the house in which it is given in tw)
cars and allow no mjre Italian opera to to
iven.
Mr. Henry Irving's sons show muoh
teverness in tableau* and recitations. They
;cautly took the partsof Josephand Charles
urfacj in an amateur performance of
The School for Scandal," and are said to
ave shown dramatic talent of a high order.
Charles Barnard, one of the editors of
ie Century magazine, has hit upon a new
lea. Ho has written the books for several
jmic operas and the music has been supplied
y such excellent composers as Alfred Celsr,
Frank Howson and Dr. Pierce. Then
orks are intended for performance by chilron
or by professional adults for the enterlinment
of children.
bARNUM's circus will have 873 names on
s pay rolls, 040 in the exhibition departlent,
210 on the cars and* twenty-three
;ent?, the daily expenses being $(5,800. The
nts will seat 21,000 persons, and for the
rst time doub'e tents will b3 carried, so
lat while the circus is playing in one town
ie preparations will be made in the next.
here are eleven pa'ace cars, seven advance
lvertising cars and fifty-four cars for cages
... y,
The Chicago News says that the other
ght "a rich miner from Neva la. whdda la
lecity, strollel into Hav.'rly's, and watched
u ' Silver King' with a great deal of inrcst
He was particularly struck with the
sting of Miss Tracy, an i bicamo so enthnistic
during the second act that ho arose
his seaf, and pulling a gold piece from
s picket, tossed it upon the stage as a token
his apprec ation for her work. His action
as noticed by many in the house, and oc
isioned no little comnnnt. Mi? Tracy,
lowing the custom* of the far We*t, seat
sr thanks to the miner, who had gone into
ie lobby, together with the w >rJ that she
ould keep the money as a souvenir."
A SHOCKING TRASEDY, . j
Father TInrilcn HI* Wife and
Children and Kills Hini?cl(.
The most shocking trrge iy in the history
! Fauquier county, Va, has baen enacted
; the residence of John Gla scock, resulting
i the annihilation of the entire family,
he murderer is a son of Thomas Glascock.
ie largest land owner in the county and
ie of the wealthiest men in Virginia.
rom h s youth up John had been wayward
id froiicsom:, a ldictel to liquor and fond
' low company, but in spita of his habits he
as quit? a favorite. Some .years ago he
arried a daughter of Herod Frazier, a
rominent citizen of Loudoun county, who
jre him three children, two boys and a girl.
rith them he was living on one of his
ithcr's finest furms of several hundred
ires, about three miles north of Rector>wn.
The first intimation the neighbors had that
lero was anything wrong at the Glascock
him) was the api>earanco of flames and
noke through the windows batween 8 and
o'clock Sunday morning. A number of
;op!e ran to the House with the intention of
ndering assistanci, but found to their sur ise
that the doors an 1 windows were seirely
Iwlted ami barred o:i tha. inside, a id
i.-it" tho building was to all appearice
deserted. As the flames were
akhig ra;>id progress it was necessary to
feet an entrance at once in some way, and
ie first comers soon sucree led in battering
)wn one of the doors and eventually in pntng
out tho fire. No living pei-sou was
mud in the hous", but on a be 1 in the family
*lroom,over which coal oil hatlbeen poured
nl then ignite 1, were found the ilead bodies
Mrs. Glascock and her infant son, the latr
greatly disfigure ! by tho flames. Both
..i ni...t- thr. .nnrh "tho lipa i with a re
jlver, and the murderer, as if to make
ire of the death of Mrs. Glascock, had
iot her a s?cond and third time through
ie body. On the floor near the burning bed
y the "dead bodies of the two other chil:en,
Rodney and Emily, both shot through
ie hea 1. aiul the former also shot twice
irough the body.
It appears Mint Glacco.-k, w^ile laboring
nder some hallucination or a fit of teinjrary
insanity, drove away the servant
irly Sun lay mornin?, murdered his
imily, poured coal oil over the bed and set
re to it. :astened ui> the house, and then
ent to the cabin of a neighbor and pre- ,
ti led to be in need of a servant to cook
reakfast for himself and family. He then
turned, as his tracks in the snow indicate,
i the vicinity of hi* own house, and findinz
uit the tragedy had not yet baen discovered
-ooe do 1 to the edge o' tha piec3 of woods
erlooking his farm, w.iere he seems to
lve watchod his burning house until it
as entered and the fire extinguished by the
jighbors. He then retired a few paces
irther into tho wools and shot himself
irough t'-.e heart.
NEWSY GLEANINGS,
Children only ten years old are working
i Ohio coal mines.
The first Stat J election of the year will b3
lat of Ore^ou, June
Only three executions for murder tools
lace in Franco during 1&&
A woman has been elected president of the
nd ana Bee-keepers' association.
There aro about -'.TO) births and about
.HH) deaths per week in London.
There are :W,000 rattle suffering from foot
:id mouth disease in Great Britain.
A tramp orator, speaking on any subject
or a dime, is traveling in the South.
Texas has shipped and sold out of the
Itnte 4,7i)7,'.i7iS hea l of stock since 1856.
Tiiekk aro thr.-o women in I\ew York dime
iiiM'tiiiis whoso combined weight is 1,965
out ids.
There Is more telegraph business done ia
lie city of Chicago than in the entire dominion
of CanaJa.

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